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Road Work #40: Fish Psychology

August 27, 2016 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Musician John Roderick talks with his friend Dan Benjamin about spending the day in your sleeping uniform, predator eyes, owls, television station sign-offs, "Alaska Is", the Catholic Debate Squad, the time his dog ran away, the challenge of being a human being, a humanist, the benefit of religion and political ideology, and fish psychology.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

The Changelog #217: Sourcegraph the 'Google for Code' with Beyang Liu

August 26, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

This week we talked with Beyang Liu the CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph -- which is aiming to be the 'Google for Code'. We talked about the back story of Sourcegraph, how it works, ideas around offline support, how it's licensed -- which lead us to talk a bit about their new software license called Fair Source.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.

Home Work #218: Working at a cafe

August 26, 2016 at 5:00PM • 53 minutes

It's a throwback, best-of episode as Dave deals with ongoing technical difficulties at Home Work headquarters. Listen as Dave and Aaron discuss best practices for working at the coffee shop.

Hosted by Dave Caolo.

The Critical Path #186: Mini Me

August 26, 2016 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Horace and Henri go for a drive.

Hosted by Anders Brownworth & Horace Dediu.

Puromac #406: iOS si se actualiza

August 25, 2016 at 9:45PM • 2 hours 8 minutes

Fede y Flavio hablan sobre la beta de iOS 10, y Fede lo instala en su iPad Air 2, Fede le agradece a un oyente corregir algo, Flavio habla de unas visitas de oyentes de España y USA, y de Snickers Crisper, hablan de iOS 9.3.5 y la seguridad de iOS, comparación de velocidades entre el iPhone 6s y el Samsung Galaxy Note 7, el nuevo (pero no tanto) Nexus 6P de Flavio, actualizaciones en Android versus iOS, problemas con los iPhone 6 y 6 Plus, Tim Cook cumple 5 años como CEO de Apple, claves en macOS Sierra sobre USB 3.1, los Apple Store son ahora simplement "Apple", la privacidad de WhatsApp bajo Facebook, Microsoft presenta Word Flow 2, mejoras en Siri con la ayuda de inteligencia artificial, ¿Y eso?, twitter de Fede y Flavio, Programas Recomendados.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

Diagnostics & Usage #83: Not Another Ping!?!

August 25, 2016 at 9:45PM • 39 minutes

This week Joe and Cody discuss Hulu, music streaming exclusives, Instapaper, Apple's rumored social app, iOS exploits, and much more.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Supercharged #122: Bovine Cheese Stomach: the Holy Grail of Genetic Modification

August 25, 2016 at 9:15PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Android Nougat, touch disease, and genetic modification! Questions/comments/tips? Visit or call/text 509-AWKWARD.

Guests: Darren Herczeg and Liam Broza

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

iOhYes #117: Twenty Out Of Twenty Is Bad

August 24, 2016 at 11:15AM • 32 minutes

Discussion: Energy Profiler

For more info see Ep. 104, Power Struggles

  • Apple really wants us to be good citizens of the battery.
  • Apps that quickly drain the battery will be shunned by users
    • Remember the Facebook background audio “bug” (some say ploy to allow the fb app to stay alive in background)
  • “App as patient” metaphor
  • iOS Energy Gauge / Energy Report
    • provides a high-level overview of energy usage as you test your app
  • Energy logging on phone
    • Good for long periods of data collection
  • Energy Instrument
    • for best results, target an iOS device wirelessly (I wasn’t able to get this working because you need Bonjour and multicast enabled on your wireless network access point)
    • 20 / 20 is bad, 1 / 20 is good
  • Energy experts at Apple recommend
    • Do it never (Do it less)
    • Do it later
      • Use the background activity scheduler APIs
    • Do it more efficiently



Hosted by Darryl Thomas & John Sextro.

Back to Work #286: Secret Rap Name

August 23, 2016 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

TOPIC: Hey, try this.

This week, Dan and Merlin have a shortie, so they talk about stuff they're loving right now and make some recommendations on gadgets, music, movies, and more.

Also, the scientific link between chemtrails and morgellons can finally be revealed.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #226: You Want The Pixie Dust

August 23, 2016 at 9:30AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

This week, we discuss the magic of things and the legacy of genius. Is Winogrand’s camera, Clapton’s Stratocaster, Picasso’s brush or Hemingway’s typewriter somehow imbued with greatness? In choosing the same tools as our heroes, do we secretly (or not so secretly) hope that a bit of their magic will rub off on us? Photojournalist Nicole Tung is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.