I’d just like to say thank you.
Your talks and podcast appearances are both informative and entertaining, and you’ve made me interested in low level topics that I’d otherwise not be exposed to (I’m thinking of your trilogy on BSD Now where you talked about epoll weirdness, if I’m remembering correctly).
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m going to watch everything listed here.
Could you link to (some or all) of these podcast appearances you talk about? I’d love to listen.
Here’s some BSD Now episodes: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bsdnow+cantrill
The BSD Now episodes (a subset of @bretthoerner’s link):
The three episodes are available as one merged episode:
There are links to audio versions and RSS feeds above the show notes at the bottom of the page.
I don’t exactly consider the urge to binge-watch your talks all that strange. They’re informative and delivered extremely well, and I’d easily rank you within my top five tech speakers. (And that’s not just because you’re my doppelgänger either. That just makes me want to do a tag-team talk with you sometime to troll the audience a bit. :)
You do admit yourself—perhaps in a tone somewhat couched in self-deprecation—that you’re prone to exceedingly long tangents, but there’s a lot of technology context and history that could otherwise be lost if you didn’t lead the narrative down these metaphorical labyrinthine catacombs underneath the cathedral that you yourself helped build. Without those tangents, your talks would be markedly not Cantrillian, and I doubt you’d have earned yourself the Cantrillian Exception™ to Surge lightning talks otherwise.
Thanks for chronicling these varied topics (even oral tradition itself!) through oral tradition. Also, you have an absolutely ceaseless capacity to impart new vocabulary with nearly every everything you do, and my non-native knowledge of English is similarly thankful.
Thanks for taking the time of putting this list together!