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Nerdy/Programming/Automation/etc audio books/podcasts?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:01 pm

So my commute has more than doubled and I've been flying a fair bit... Wondering what if any audiobooks or podcasts might be of interest to a computer science major/programming&robotics enthusiast. It'd be great if I could learn programming stuff (c++ and python are current focuses) while driving, but I'm not sure that would be effective without visual examples. Still, what have you found? Everyone tells me I can use my commute to listen to books, but 50 shades of Grey isn't doing it for me. Can't help it, I need to be learning.
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Re: Nerdy/Programming/Automation/etc audio books/podcasts?

Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:53 pm

When you are driving do driving. Perhaps have some rock'n'roll on the radio.

It's not a good time to me trying to learn anything whilst driving.

For some light electronics/technology chit chat that won't distract from driving so much try The AmpHour https://theamphour.com/

If you want to learn some nifty programming tricks, follow Per Vognsen's Bitwise project. A practical look at all that stuff you half learn in a university CS course. Building a compiler from the ground up, lexing, parsing, ASTs, code generation etc. Creating your own hardware description language from scratch. Designing your own CPU to run it all!
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Re: Nerdy/Programming/Automation/etc audio books/podcasts?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:52 am

My general problem with podcasts (and audio books would have the same issue) is that they are pretty forced to be linear. I can't easily go back and reference some point, or check the index to find out about something specific. I would *never* look for a audio book or podcast to learn about any technical subject.

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Re: Nerdy/Programming/Automation/etc audio books/podcasts?

Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:39 am

I like to listen to the Crypto Basic Podcast by Brent Philbin (and two other guys), it's available on Spotify and it's ideal for early morning commute if you want to find out more about Cryptocurrencies etc. Unfortunately I don't know any programming podcasts, but I don't think that you could remember the codes or other stuff...

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