Category Archives: developer life

Episode 010 – Anxiety And How To Deal With It

In this episode Adam Culp shares what kept him from creating new posts these past couple of months. It also contains updates about his running and activity status, and also shares plans for the coming months.

This episode also shares thoughts and stories related to anxiety, panic attacks, and other associated things to dealing with anxiety. And closes with a call to those who do not deal with anxiety issues…yet.

Disclaimer: This episode is not intended to diagnose or recommend treatment, or a lack of treatment. If you feel you have some mental or physical problems, please seek help from a professional. This recording is intended to share experiences only.

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Episode 009 – Crawling Before We Can Walk

So many startups attempt to skip the crawling stages and the MPV (minimum viable product) as they push to become successful. Just as many developers attempt to skip the vital stages of learning and forge ahead to create bugs, security holes, and poor code. Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, talks about how important it is to crawl before we can walk.

Also covered is the ZendCon and SunshinePHP preparations and status of Adam speaking at some other upcoming conferences. Plus a brief update on the running front and training.

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Episode 007 – Don’t be a jerk

Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, relays his conference speaking plans for the next couple months. Following that he announces his plans to start training for the Keys100 in May. It has been more than 3 years since he has registered for a race, so really looking forward to this one. As long as he is able to continue training effectively through January he will register for it.

The topic for this episode is how developers treat other developers and consultants, and how we should strive to stick to the facts, stay professional, and not get personal. He shares a story of a friend and the trials they went through because another developer, in their haste to convince the client of their value, went on the attack of the consultant.

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Episode 006 – Importance Of Vacations And Being Replaceable

Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, shares a little about his vacation to South America where he went to Quito in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, as well as Lima and Cusco in Peru. During his vacation with his family they hiked, climbed a volcano, went scuba diving with sharks and turtles, and toured much of the cities they travelled to.

He then highlights how vacations are so vital and important to the productivity and stress levels of employees, and shares how long weekends are great times for getaways but also how important it is to get away for one longer vacation each year.

Employers are also encouraged to help employees take this much needed time off to boost their productivity in order to take advantage of the time employees are actually working.

Adam also speaks a bit about how employees should make themselves replaceable to ensure they are promotable, and so they can truly get away when they are on vacation.