The idea for DimeCasts originally hatched out of a series of short screencasts that Derik Whittaker was preparing for his blog roll. When he started to search the net for examples of screencasts, he found that many of the casts are long and very in-depth. He thought that we (the development community) could benefit from short, focused episodes.
Derik Whittaker can still be found blogging over at Devlicio.us
The goal is that each episode review only a single overall concept or very small subset and stays within a 10 minute (max 20 minute) timeframe so that you can quick dive into just the sections you want. These videos are great for interview prep as well ;).
The author/maintainer/owner of DimeCasts.Net is now Dave Schinkel, a close friend of Derik, (in fact, was one of his crazy rommates in college back in the day ;)). He has taken over the site and working hard at renewing and making it even better. He plans on adding many non-microsoft development based casts as well here in the near future.
We add new casters to this site by invitation only. We are very selective in who we pick to maintain high quality of the casts on this site.
We add an intro section along with some flattering music for fun as well to each new cast that we receive from casters.
If you have any thoughts, comments, feedback we would love to see what you have to say.
Please contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org