From: Jeremy (earth1dome1_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2007-09-16 01:40:49
--- Andrew Wiskow <email@example.com> wrote: > For anyone who may have missed Bil Herd's live interview, you can read a > chatlog or download a recording of the audio at http://www.tllts.org/ ... > Just select Episode #209 from the "Downloads" section. > > -Andrew > ___ > / __|__ Cottonwood BBS > / / |_/ telnet://cottonwood.servebbs.com > \ \__|_\ Open 24/7 -=- 50 Online Games! > \___| http://hometown.aol.com/cottonwoodbbs > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list <copy of interview notes.> #209 - 09/12/2007 - total running time 138:01 1:01 - intro (we're all here today) 1:34 - former Commodore engineer Bil Herd is our guest tonight, vintage computer festival, kernal? 3:09 - Bil background in electronics repair, strange mix of people at Commodore 8:30 - the infamous yearly CES event, once Bil didn't leave the office for 11 days straight! 11:00 - Bil was constantly battling middle management at Commodore, hole punching stories 17:30 - throwing coffee at the early morning pranksters, Bil worked on the C128, C+4 and the never released LCD computer 24:00 - the C128 feature list was quite extensive, Jack Tramiel made some bad mistakes but was a very capable leader 26:10 - the C128 had 3 modes of operation (128, C64 and CPM), working all night to get things done, C64 compatibility was important 34:30 - the Commodore LCD was one of the first true laptop designs, working with incompetent management 40:30 - Bil's thoughts on Brian Bagnalls Commodore book, Chuck Peddle and his team were PC pioneers 43:30 - Commodore is often forgotten as the early PC leader, early Apple encounters 49:00 - bringing fake guns into meetings with management, knife throwing ranges in conference rooms, idiot QA managers 53:10 - failing the printer "drop test", post Commodore projects, what kind of computers Bil uses these days 60:00 - Bil is running Ubuntu on one of his desktops and likes the Debian based systems, other open source software he uses 61:40 - how closed was software back in the Commodore days?, never exposed to the Silicon Valley scene 65:00 - Bil only worked a little bit with the Amiga, marketing was abysmal at Commodore, horrible advertisements 69:00 - Commodore had a version of Unix for a while, toughest technical challenge at Commodore 79:00 - Bil stop drinking in 1990, worked as an emergency medic for a number of years, Bil runs an ISP business these days 86:10 - M$ and Apple have advanced technology the last 20 years, companies need to be less evil and greedy 88:10 - Dan updates us on his x264 and libav questions, ffmpeg released under the LGPL 92:30 - ITCrowd (S2E3) tackles video piracy, Mexico says no to OOXML, Miguel's controversial comments recently 99:30 - Linc is our target man for hate mail, Bil talks about his stance regarding DRM 104:50 - "Miguel has drunk the Kool-Aid", JZA checks in regarding Mexico's no vote on OOXML, OpenOffice conference in Barcelona next week 131:10 - wrapup (Ontario Linux Fest coming up on October 13, Mepis podcast, Ohio Linux Fest preview next week) ____________________________________________________________________________________ Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's updated for today's economy) at Yahoo! Games. http://get.games.yahoo.com/proddesc?gamekey=monopolyherenow Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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