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YouTube - Authors@Google: Neil Gaiman


Entertaining as always. Since it's just speech, download the .flv and extract the audio for your listening pleasure with:

mplayer -dumpaudio -dumpfile output.mp3 videofile.flv

Video: Douglas Crockford explains JavaScript


There are other good videos there, but the Crockford lectures are better than good -- for programmers, they're the best introduction to the language available, bar none, and go further and at a higher level than most "advanced" resources. Even if you already know (or think you know) JavaScript, watch them!

BoilerCast: Purdue University podcasts


They don't seem to be blocking access by IP range (yet?), but it's explicitly for students/staff only. Pity: random lectures are always fun listening.

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