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Tech Douchebags #44: The Podcast Jackal

January 25, 2015 at 2:15PM • 41 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Mike Beasterfeld of Better Know A Jackal shares his narcissistic motivations in listening to live podcasts, handling the asynchronous relationship he has with podcast hosts, and how he's afraid of evangelizing technology out of the fear of being judged.

In addition, we discuss the distinction between jackals and trolls, the culture of live IRC chat rooms & podcast show title suggestions, podcasting as an Olympic sport, and cattle driving.

It concludes with Mike committing to step eight by researching and compiling a list of podcasts he can recommend to rural farmers in Kansas to listen to on their tractors.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #182: Rigel St. Pierre from Bandsintown and Epicurrence

January 24, 2015 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Rigel St. Pierre joins Sean Devine and preview the new format of the podcast for 2015. This episode is a return to mostly Ruby and Rails topics, with a bit of Ember and gibber jabbering.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle & Sean Devine.

Getting There #24: My LadyFriend Can Beat Up Your Boyfriend

January 24, 2015 at 12:45AM • 1 hour 20 minutes

In which we have a big ol' conversation, ranging from women with muscles to catcalling losers to why feminine and masculine norms suck for everyone to basic bitchiness to the necessity of sanitary beard conditions--as well some more unsavory issues . . . Also, "brah" is now a female word, and the new feminist hashtag should be #RideEmCowgirl.

Hosted by Liz Furl & Sara Stewart.

Podcast Method #6: Hijacking

January 23, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Dan talks about download tracking with podtrac and libsyn, other tools like Showbot and the topics engine, recording screencasts, the new Audio Hijack, fair use in podcasting, patreon instead of sponsors, and more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

The Critical Path #139: The Great Gap

January 23, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss the current uncertainty in the commodities markets and take a look at the logical segments of the adoption curve. Could the conventional wisdom between invention and product in the market be wrong?

Hosted by Anders Brownworth & Horace Dediu.

The Web Ahead #93: Parsing Design with Andy Budd

January 23, 2015 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

The practice of web design has evolved tremendously over the last two decades — so much so it's almost hard to understand where we are at. User experience design, user interface design… so many complex pieces working together. Andy Budd joins Jen Simmons to articulate his vision of the current state of web design.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.

iOhYes #53: Episode 53 - Good Enough is Good Enough

January 23, 2015 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

With our Special Guest, Nolan O'Brien

Tweet Shoutouts

The Discussion

  • Time Estimation and Deadlines for development projects/tasks
    • What are your techniques? Are they effective/accurate?
    • Estimating with a team vs. by yourself
    • If you’re doing UI work (w/ or w/o a designer) vs. non-UI work
    • How often do you reassess your estimation?
    • When do you admit that your estimation is wrong or you won’t make your deadline?
    • How to prioritize tasks when a deadline is looming and not everything will get done?

Project Management Triangle

Open-Source Project of the Week


Nolan O'Brien

  • SimPholders 2.0
    • A rewrite of simpholders in Swift.  A tool for viewing your iOS Simulator folders, the apps installed and what was recently run.  Great tool now that Simulators are unreadable GUIDs.


  • NSHipster (Nate Cook) - JavaScriptCore A deep dive into using JSContext and related classes to evaluate JavaScript on iOS. Among the many use cases for JavaScriptCore is game scripting (although LUA is perhaps a more popular solution), which may come in handy for a future episode of iOhYes.



Alternative show title suggestions

  • Modus Operandi
  • Soto Brothers
  • Coding Soto Brothers
  • Fungibility
  • Wa-gile-fall
  • #vague tweets
  • Its “Super”
  • In and out triangle
  • Marty you’re not thinking 4th dimensionally
  • Gold master
  • Stamping CDs
  • Agreeing Snicker
  • I look up to you Chad

Hosted by Darryl Thomas, John Sextro, and Nolan O'Brien.

The Changelog #138: Rocket, App Container Spec, and CoreOS with Alex Polvi

January 23, 2015 at 11:15AM • 60 minutes

This week we caught up with Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, to talk about their new open source product Rocket, their App Container Spec, and CoreOS - the container only server OS focused on securing the internet.

35:16 - If Docker were to clean up their security issues, refactor Docker into a bunch of individual components, and have an open standard that was interoperable with projects outside of Docker itself then it gets a lot more like Chrome and Firefox (using this as an analogy to explain how competition has pushed for a better web browser) - Alex Polvi

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.

Home Work #146: Don’t Worry About Being Creative

January 23, 2015 at 6:00AM • 25 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about what it means to be creative, and it's not what you'd expect.

Hosted by Aaron Mahnke & Dave Caolo.

Puromac #329: Sándwiches de Miga

January 22, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

En este episodio, Fede y Flavio hablan de la transmisión de Puromac por UVAQ Radio en México, puertas criptográficas, ganancias en el mundo del desarrollo de apps iOS, Logic Pro X, LastPass para Mac, las peores contraseñas de 2014, presentación de Microsoft, Google como empresa telefónica, el pedido del CEO de Blackberry y Productos Recomendados.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.