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Systematic #108: Measures of Success with Michael Simmons

August 5, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Michael Simmons, co-founder of Flexibits and HockeyApp, stops by to talk about Fantastical, making it as an indie developer, the Tesla Model S and the real roots of capitalism.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra.


On Taking Pictures #119: Glacial Evolution

August 5, 2014 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 55 minutes

This week, for some people making lists and setting goals are the only way to feel like progress is being made. For others, “goal” is just a four letter word. How do you gauge your creative progress? Inspired by last week’s discussion, paparazzi photographer Ron Galella is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


DLC #34: Uncle George At The Ranch

August 4, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome David Nottingham, the co-founder and creative director at Dynamighty to the show to talk about his upcoming game, Counterspy, his history working at Lucasarts and Rockstar, and his choice to develop at a smaller studio.

In Story of the Week, they talk about EA's new subscription service, EA Access, endgame details for Destiny, Bioshock on iOS, and problems curating the Apple App Store.

In the Playlist, David has been playing Wolfenstein and Christian has been rocking Rogue Legacy on Vita.

For Tabletop Time, David tried Dungeon Dice, and Christian had a party with Knee Jerk.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Supercharged #13: Candy Is Encouraged

August 4, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the controversy over ride sharing. We’re also answering your questions about OS X shortcuts, subscribing to a sock club, and organizing photos.

Guests: http://twitter.com/kingthor (Lifehacker) and Mari (Lyft).

If you want a $25 Lyft credit as mentioned on the show, click here or enter promo code PARTY619 when you sign up.

Hosted by Adam Dachis.


Tech Douchebags #19: The Passive-Aggressive Rage Quitter

August 4, 2014 at 8:15AM • 1 hour 6 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Kevin Purdy of 5by5's In Beta confesses to his obsession with Foursquare and shares his recent attempt to leave Facebook despite the reactions from his friends & family, how Facebook is too ubiquitous of a communication method to quit for most people and why geeks treat quitting a product, service or platform as an opportunity for narcissistic activism compared to mainstream folk who just do so in silence.

In addition, we discuss our tendency to record every minutiae of our lives, explore Kevin's fixation on his data & privacy, why the lower right corner in Windows is a bastion of both good intentions and pure evil, and how seeking an "outcast" community to fit into is simply an effect of technological acuity no longer being counterculture.

It concludes with Kevin committing to step eight by making a list of all the local acquaintances in Buffalo that he's failed to make a "real life" human connection due to inadequacy, arrogance or just plain laziness.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


Isometric #13: The Maddy Myers Test

August 4, 2014 at 3:00AM • 1 hour 30 minutes

This week, we pour one out for the writers lost from GameSpot, gush about the Bayonetta anime, and decide if PlayStation Now rentals are expensive or VERY expensive. (Bonus: Isometric decides which Sailor Scout Steve is.)

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Hosted by Brianna Wu, Georgia Dow, Maddy Myers, and Steve Lubitz.


Mac Power Users #206: Brett Terpstra *drink*

August 3, 2014 at 9:15PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

David and Katie sit down with Brett Terpstra drink to talk about his current projects, Marked 2, text, automation and being obsessive about making great things.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Comics, Assembled! #3: Play With Both the Sheppards

August 3, 2014 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Thom and Brian are back from Comic-Con and they've survived… but is what's left still human? We discuss the big San Diego show, retailer reactions including the Mile High letter, and other stuff from the show floor. Then we talk about inspirations, Cleveland's Superhost, talking to kid artists and blue pencils.

Hosted by Brian Ward & Thom Zahler.


The Incomparable #205: Love Machine

August 2, 2014 at 9:45AM • 1 hour 18 minutes

In the long tradition of big, giant robots came 1999's "The Iron Giant," the film Brad Bird made before he made "The Incredibles." It was kind of a flop in its initial release, but this animated feature has become rightfully recognized as a classic. We debate the Giant's original purpose, break down a surprisingly large succession of poop jokes, and ponder the Giant's ultimate destiny to be the benevolent robot-king of Iceland.

Featuring panelists Merlin Mann, John Siracusa, Steve Lutz, Tony Sindelar, and David J. Loehr.

Hosted by Jason Snell.


Overtired #7: Speaking Of Things That Are Awesome...

August 1, 2014 at 12:00PM • 59 minutes

Personal clouds, more great movies, and a debate about the merits of the top web browsers. Christina finds out why Brett hasn't been to McDonalds in 20 years.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra & Christina Warren.