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Hey all! Today is the last day to become a patron and participate in our give-a-way! Visit our patreon to sign up: https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdown

This year we are doing something special and getting a gift for every single patron! Patrick and I have been dusting off our laser cutter and 3d software. Here's a pic of an early draft done in acrylic.

In addition to the logos that we will be mailing to all patrons, we will also be giving away some 3-D fractal paperweights and some t-shirts! Check out our give-a-way stream live tomorrow at 6pm PT, 8pm ET! https://www.twitch.tv/neuralnets4life
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Hey all!

This Thursday (12/14) at 6pm pacific time (9pm eastern time), we will have our annual Patreon give-a-way! Come join us as we give away some awesome PT apparel and 3-D logos!

We will be streaming the give-a-way on Twitch.tv here: https://www.twitch.tv/neuralnets4life

Also after the give-a-way Patrick and I will answer any live questions. See you there!

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How can you maintain a separate version of your app/site in all languages and locales? How do you handle right-to-left text, various currencies, and a bunch of languages with non-ascii characters? We explain all this and more in Internationalization!

Show notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/11/episode-72-internationalization.html

Also, in this episode we talk about this year's awesome Patreon subscriber give-a-way! If you are a Patreon subscriber, make sure your address is up to date since that is where we will be sending the prizes. Follow us on Facebook/Patreon/Twitter/G+ so you can find out when we will be live-streaming the give-a-way!

Happy Hacking!

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Now for something a little different :-D. Today, we are going to talk about... office space! Not the hilarious 1999 movie directed by Mike Judge, but modern office spaces for engineers and developers. We cover office setups, desk setups, amenities, and more! We won't cover IDEs (check out episode 55 for that) but we do cover how to code comfortably.

Show Notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/10/episode-71-office-spaces.html

This episode was a listener request. Let us know if you have any other ideas for shows by finding our emails from http://www.programmingthrowdown.com and sending us a message!

Also this is the last month to join our Patreon before our 2nd annual patron prize give-a-way, so sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdown

Happy Halloween!

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COBOL was by far the most popular programming langauge of the 1970s, and yet few college students have even heard about it today. In this episode, Patrick and I dive into COBOL and explain how this language was created, where it is used, and the massively-powerful mainframe computers that execute the COBOL code powering much of our financial institutions to this day.

Show Notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/09/episode-70-cobol-and-mainframes.html

Thanks so much for your support on Patreon and by checking out our book of the show on Audible & Kindle! COBOL is another listener-requested episode, so keep those requests coming!!

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How do people design new puzzles, board games, and video games? In this episode we talk with Mark Engelberg from ThinkFun about his experiences building VR worlds and his current job building puzzles from scratch. Personally, I always wondered how to make puzzles that are fun for all ages and skills. Mark gives us a window into how these puzzles are made and much more in this interview. Show notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/08/episode-69-puzzle-games-with-mark.html

Mark's most recent puzzle games (released just a couple of weeks ago!) are designed to teach kids and adults alike the concepts behind coding and logic. Patrick and I have been playing these games with our family and they are a blast! Be sure to check them out @ your local Target (sorry, US only for now). If you try out one of these games, let us know what you think!!

Also, Mark is hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) today at 3pm! Be sure to check it out and ask questions, Mark is great at explaining anything!

Happy Hacking!

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Today we have a super interesting interview with John Sonmez from SimpleProgrammer. We discuss many of the skills needed to succeed in the tech industry, including communication and learning-to-learn. Show notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/07/episode-68-soft-skills-with.html

Also for the next two days, you can grab his career guide for 99 cents by visiting https://simpleprogrammer.com/products/careerguide/ so check it out!

Thanks to Corey B. for emailing us back in December: "...you guys should totally interview John Sonmez sometime.". Mission accomplished :-). Thanks to everyone who emails us with feedback and suggestions! Also thanks for supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdown

Happy Hacking!

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Today's show is all about Cryptocurrency: digital currency that operates independent of any bank. Show notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/06/episode-67-cryptocurrency.html

Ever want to know how to negotiate a raise or invent your own board game? We have some really awesome interviews lined up for the next two months! Stay tuned!

Thanks again for your support on Patreon! We've been able to use some of the money to advertize the show and reach out to new people who want to learn about coding & engineering. You can also listen to all of the episodes on our Patreon by visiting this link: https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdown

Happy hacking!

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Hey all! Today's show focuses on Code Reviews: how we can help each other make code changes that are safe and understandable. Show Notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/05/episode-66.html

Thanks so much for your support! We have received a lot of extremely interesting emails from you folks and it's been amazing to hear your stories and also get feedback and questions about the show. Our emails are on http://www.programmingthrowdown.com Don't hesitate to email us with any questions or comments!

Also, today is the last day to get my book of the show, so definitely check it out ASAP! There's a link in the show notes.

Happy Hacking!
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