@Charles: You are saying: "All I said was that if you don't like the longer, conversational, randomly-formed-in-situ pieces (which is what I produce much of the time here), then don't watch them".
Excuse me, but it is not what you've said. What you actually said is this:
"Finally, I am a programmer (well, once upon a time that's all I did for Microsoft... I guess now I'm more of a programmer mouthpiece, but I still have my programmer soul and feel quite competent in my abilities to converse technically with practitioners - it's fair if you feel otherwise - just don't watch my interviews, then), so I don't know what you're really talking about."
And from this it is quite obvious that your response in the form "just don't watch my interviews, then" is arrogant and ignorant. The message behind it is "if you don't like it then f... off". So could you stop trying to pretend that you've said something entirely different with entirely different meaning to what you've really said?
And as for strange comments? Isn't that you who said:
"I don't need to pass myself off as anything that I'm not"
So, which one is it? Are you a programmer or are you not? And if you not (for from what I saw you're not) stop pretending to be one:
"I am a programmer (well, once upon a time that's all I did for Microsoft... I guess now I'm more of a programmer mouthpiece, but I still have my programmer soul and feel quite competent in my abilities to converse technically with practitioners"
Firstly, Charles, you may not believe me but you don't have the ability to converse technically with practitioners. It doesn't look like that from the clips I saw so far anyway.
And if you're not a programmer have the guts to admit it, stop pretending to be one, and don't do unscripted interviews because you're clearly have no idea what the guy being interviewed is talking about. That's what I referred to pointing out that most common word used by you during those interviews is excellent and great. Does that make more sense to you now? You are lost during those interviews. That's why I believe that you're incompetent and unqualified for those types of interviews. And I bet lots of people here will/have share my feelings.
And as for conversation and you're low excuse that conversation is this or that? Do you know that saying:
There are not uninteresting topics just uninterested people?
C++ is a fascinating subject, but watching you during those interviews is just painful.
And yes, I know, if I don't like it I do not have to watch it.
C++ rules and rocks!
a) Before filming consult someone who really do hard core programming as an everyday "jobbie" and ask him/her if s/he can write appropriate questions down for you, stop doing "improvised" interviews and this will help
b) Learn C++ - and that is the best option.