November 23rd 2009 4:42 am PT

A bonus show….with lollip0p and friends


While I am on assignment this week, lollip0p decided to step up and produce this bonus show. Enjoy!

Host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)

Interview: Sean Xbox LIVE Software Development Engineer in Test (2:19 – 11:51 )

Interview: Eric, Xbox LIVE Program Manager (11:54 – 18:28)

Interview: Matt, Xbox LIVE Software Development Engineer (18:31 – 23:46)

Interview: Dan, Xbox LIVE Software Development Engineer (23:49 – 31:36)

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Podcast By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • mchiefvs360

    I now has show. w00t! Good job lollip0p. Nice to hear from some software developers.

  • xeroboxer

    Nice angle. Very informative. Well done.

  • hied

    Best show ever.

  • cdubya77

    dunno if it’s just my end or what but can’t stream the show.. but i’m downloading it now…

  • mchiefvs360

    @cdubya77: my advice, always download the shows. Plus, I like to have them on my PC’s HDD to listen to old ones on my MP3.

  • mchiefvs360

    This show doesn’t have a flash player version. Neither did e and stepto’s.

  • desynch

    great job on the show laura!

    btw, your puzzle was kinda easy after a bit of thinking, but slightly challenging! thanks for call of duty classic!

  • mchiefvs360

    Wish they’d release COD Classic on XBLM. And Perfect Dark. Any word on either.

  • xeroboxer

    Dang! Just missed out on that puzzle code. Sarah’s “binary” almost caught me ;) Thanks for the puzzle.

  • Quaranj

    This was a pleasant surprise this morning! Very nice job on the choice of interviews.

    Striker – Your work on Gamevoice was appreciated by the hardcore PC gamers of old. It was such an under-rated device. It’s good to know that some of that know-how makes up the Xbox Live experience.

  • c333kay

    Best. Podcast. Ever. Great intro too :)

  • Turtle502

    Now thatsa a show-a! (my AC2 accent is kicking in on everything I say and write…)

  • PAT2K9

    Great work lollip0p.
    Thanks for posting the show.

  • BillyMagnumFOD

    error loading file????

  • happysnowman163

    Another really good podcast!

  • scott topic

    lolip0p rocks!!

  • Casserole

    Officially lollipop says that having 2 channels would force her to choose between e and stepto, but I bet it’s because she’s getting her own back from last week’s unscheduled show!

  • iBURNmyGAM3S

    Never drop $65, always click the d/l button

  • mintmate

    It’s exciting to hear what the internal developers at Microsoft have to say! Great job with the show.

  • mintmate

    For those inquiring, the prize has been redeemed. FYI

  • Major Nelson

    Flash player works now. Stream away!

  • seldinhio

    I liked the show. Nice to her from the engineers for once. That happens to rarely. Cheers lollip0p, great show for a n00b. haha ;)

  • Spargo CXVII

    Nicely Done Lollip0p. Thanks for the Show!!!!!

  • Wiiking

    Nicely done Laura. Really great show.
    Hope we will see more of this “inside scope with lollip0p”. Once a month?

  • AutomaticOcelot

    OMG Faces-to-Names! Always appreciated, and excellent work with the code puzzle Laura. 7-bit was smart.

    Me, I <3 high-ASCII.

  • uG I Shauny

    I knew it she never lets me down! How typical that’d she interview people that she works with :). Great to hear on the software side of Xbox live!

    Thanks Laura and we want more!

  • Sim31

    Really Good job Laura! You did a wonderful job on the show for the first time doing it by yourself! and its ok, everybody sounds noobish doing something there first time but you know what to do from seeing and hearing everything larry does!

    Since there will be no show this comming up weekend, you could do another one! Im sure everyone will love that!

    Again excellent work! =)

  • Marine50x

    Nice bonus show!!!

  • Skunkslayer

    Now if Larry would just loan e the 4 channel recorder we could have the tricycle show with a guest. Good job Laura. Almost better than the other bootleg show.

  • tbs0

    Nice show lollip0p!

  • mchiefvs360

    Hey Major, lone them your 8 channel recorder will you? If they can program a Xbox they can surely sperate audio tracks and then get them onto a single track and convert them to MP3.

  • Defy1ng Grav1ty

    Enjoyed it. Good to get more technical (if only slightly) from time to time for us techy types.

  • Defy1ng Grav1ty

    The puzzle was fun. I haven’t decoded ASCII in ages, but these were easy enough.

    For Laura’s friends:

    Alex: why do I keep hearing The Go! Team in my head after seeing your office :-)

    Trixie: The listeners miss you! (at least one of us does)

  • GooWood

    Fantastic show good to hear from people behind the scenes. Spin off shows are great just like the main shows.

  • XxGiZzmOxX

    Great show! Thank you lolip0p.

  • bknight2k

    Nice show lollip0p

  • Coffeenator

    Very good show, and I’m not even going to complain about memory units this time. LOL

  • BrooksterMax

    Good change of perspective, going into the insides of MS. I guess you were probably nervous about doing the show but it worked well.

  • Elepaio

    Mahalo Laura! A good show and I liked the different approach. I really appreciate the “Inside Dope” type stuff. I would like to hear those type of Inside Xbox interviews more often. Major needs to beg/bribe Laura to be a field (eg, wander the halls of Xbox and the various teams) correspondent!