Spherical Phoke Interview :: Russ Eggen

It’s a mammoth piece of soundbytes. Even split three ways.

Welcome to the next Spherical Phoke Interview.

Russ Eggen is a Clarion Developer of great reknown. He worked for Topspeed (deader than a doornail, once Developer of Clarion) and SoftVelocity (very much alive, and current Developer of Clarion). He attends and speaks at Conferences and Galas (okay, made the Galas up) all over the world. And you know what .. to use a bit of aussie slang, he’s a top bloke.

The Interview has been split into three parts. They are quite lengthy, and I will give a quick summary now.

Instead of 3 parts, the interview is now 6.

[audio:interview_russeggen_06-06-21-1.mp3] [audio:interview_russeggen_06-06-21-2.mp3] [audio:interview_russeggen_06-06-21-3.mp3] [audio:interview_russeggen_06-06-21-4.mp3] [audio:interview_russeggen_06-06-21-5.mp3] [audio:interview_russeggen_06-06-21-6.mp3]

Part One

In which we talk about, amongst other things ..

  • Aliens, Tom Cruise and L.Ron Hubbard.
  • The good qualities of MS Visual Studio
  • The better qualities of Clarion 7 (predicted sure, but i’m voting for in the bag)
  • Thusly, Clarion 7 being KING OF THE WORLD
  • .. I realise that my headset mike wasn’t plugged in, and proceed to plug it in, resulting in a wonderful chorus of hallelujahs as the really bad quality of pops and crackles and background noise is muted instantly.

Also, I experimented with putting music at the start of Part One, and at the end of Part Three. It’s possibly way too loud.

Part Two

In which we talk about, amongst other things ..

  • Topspeed and Softvelocity, The (Some) History
  • Sticking up for Frustrated Newsgroup Posters
  • The latest Clarion Video
  • Aussie Seminars

Part Three

In which we talk about, amongst other things ..

  • Pimping Clarion as another Tool in the Skillset
  • Experiences Presenting to Big Companies
  • Clarion in Universities
  • Comparisons between Sydney and Melbourne
  • Bringing a Spycam into the SoftVelocity Offices
  • I sound like a twerp trying to talk about Rugby Leage & Union
  • Bumping into InnQuest

There you have it. Cheers, Thanks and Regards to Russ for his time. I understand it’s quite expensive :), so I’m very thankful that he was able to spare an hour and a half to chat with us.

‘Nuff Said

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