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Paul Wheaton on The Sample Hour

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Hello Permies Community,

I recently had the honor of having Paul on as a guest on my podcast The Sample Hour. Because of the length of the conversation I decided to break up the episode into two parts.

In Part One, Paul gives a brief history of his career as a software engineer. As Paul begins to give his philosophy on software engineers and code writing skype discontinues the conversation. When Paul and I come back to the conversation, we talk a lot about how skype stinks, that it went downhill after it was purchased by microsoft and one time Paul read what an alternative was but he did not write it down. We then move on to talk about how we wish all video streaming services worked as well as netflix and youtube. We continue our conversation about Paul's career in software engineering. Paul talks about his contributions to the community and his other large forum CodeRanch.com. Then we discuss how Paul became interested in gardening and why he Ultimately became obsessed with Permaculture and then Part One ends.

In Part 2, the podcast begins right where we left off in the first episode. I ask Paul about what a PDC is and if he got his PDC through Sepp Holzer. Paul explains to me how Sepp doesn't actually do PDC's and how Bill Mollison went to Sepp's farm and introduced his word permaculture to Sepp and Sepp went with word because he liked it. Paul then explains how he was also doing permaculture before he was made aware of the word. He moves onto explain how Bill Mollison is the King of permaculture and Geoff Lawton is the Prince. As the conversation continues I begin to talk to Paul about lasagna beds and why Paul dislikes them. While Paul is explaining his hatred for the lasagna of beds, I ask Paul about my backyard which is half blacktop and my urban lot which is also not the most ideal for growing food. We then transition the conversation and Paul talks about all the awesome things he is working on at Wheaton Labs. Unfortunately we run out of time but thankfully Paul has agreed to do more podcasts for the future.

If you enjoy my podcasts with Paul you can find all of my recent episodes at TheSampleHour.com and I have a lot of older episodes at my old TalkShoe RSS feed. The Sample Hour is a multi topic show that brings the listener experts and laymen to talk about various topics such as stand-up comedy, entrepreneurship, urban farming, conspiracy theories, and healthy living all with the end of providing the listener with self help tools to navigate this reality.
The world is changing and any one ideology or point of view is deficient to engage this world intelligently, and more importantly, having fun with it all.

Thank you so much for listening and please share and write a review on iTunes.
Thanks tiny ad, for helping me escape the terrible comfort of this chair.
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