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The Incomparable #195: Peak Crate

May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 57 minutes

Following in the footsteps of our video-game draft, it's time for us to select some of our favorite computer games of all time. Real-time strategy! Arcade style! Text adventures! From the earliest days of computer games up to the present, we've got it covered. Now if we could just figure out what was in those crates...

Panelists Dan Moren, Monty Ashley, Erika Ensign, Tony Sindelar, Steve Lutz, and John Siracusa.

Hosted by Jason Snell.

Workflowing #120: Doing Business in Blue Jeans with Susan Baroncini-Moe

May 16, 2014 at 8:00AM • 26 minutes

This week Schechter is on the road traveling, so Vardy flies solo...sort of. Vardy talks with guest Susan Baroncini-Moe (author of Business in Blue Jeans) about productivity practices, list-making, client work, and – most importantly – preparing for vacation.

Hosted by Michael Schechter & Mike Vardy.

Home Work #111: Failing to Meet Deadlines, Canned Responses, and Agnostic Billing

May 16, 2014 at 6:00AM • 36 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer listener questions this week about a variety of subjects. We tackle the problem of failing to meet a promised deadline, say a bit more about canned email responses, and discuss a new platform-agnostic invoicing service. And Magic.

Hosted by Aaron Mahnke & Dave Caolo.

iOhYes #31: Episode 31 - Limited by the Speed of Light

May 16, 2014 at 3:45AM • 59 minutes

The News

  1. Apple rumored to buy Beats for $3.2B
  2. Apple planning iPad split screening in iOS 8

Tweet Shoutouts

The Discussion

  1. SPDY overview,
  2. Why is SPDY important to mobile / iOS developers?
    1. Why not just straight HTTP?
      1. TCP “Slow Start” helps protect the network, but isn’t really necessary anymore and is a shortcoming of HTTP today.
    2. Reduce round trips
    3. Multiplexes requests
      1. prioritization
      2. interleaving
      3. gets rid of “head of line” blocking
    4. Header compression
      1. headers are bloated and redundant
    5. Server Push (pseudo duplexing)
  3. CocoaSPDY
    1. How does one integrate it into existing apps?
    2. Any gotchas?
      1. CRIME Attack
      2. Content hinting by size of the compression
    3. Downsides?
      1. Need a server that supports SPDY
        1. netty
        2. jetty
        3. apache (with mod_spdy)
        4. nginx
        5. Tengine
    4. Any improvements / new features on the way?
      1. “Server Push” coming soon
    5. In with AFNetworking
    6. How can developers contribute?
      1. Github
      2. @goaway
  4. Recommended server implementations?
  5. “SPDY does not clearly outperform HTTP over cellular networks” -
    1. Heterogeneous nature of mobile networks makes it difficult to quantify performance


Mike (@goaway)

Jason (@jak)

  • Viewfinder open sources entire stack (including iOS app)



Hosted by Chad Etzel, Darryl Thomas, and John Sextro.

Puromac #293: Politiqueros Sucios

May 15, 2014 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

Fede y Flavio hablan sobre Net Neutrality, problemas con iMessage, mas rumores iPhone 6, se acerca WWDC, mas sobre Beats Electronics, En Tu iPad/iPhone, y programas recomendados.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

In Beta #101: You Are Likely to be Eaten by a DIV

May 15, 2014 at 5:30PM • 58 minutes

Guest Eitan Isaacson (@eeejay) walks Kevin & Christie through what's new in accessibility, what's still really challenging, and how to think about better design through description.

Hosted by Christie Koehler & Kevin Purdy.

Write For Your Life #111: Enormous Inflatable Appendage

May 15, 2014 at 4:00PM • 51 minutes

Iain and Donna talk about Eurovision and Miley Cyrus (naturally), Studio Ghibli and writers' influences, keeping up with the internet and staying close to our stories, plus whether translators are writers. Also: part three of the publishing process!

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.

Supercharged #2: Lost in the Slow Lane

May 15, 2014 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

This week Adam is joined by Alan Henry and Derek Bambauer to talk about net neutrality, privacy, photo apps, Dutch company Phillips lawsuit against Nintendo, and what's new with Google: Maps, Glass, and German promises.

Hosted by Adam Dachis.

Directional #11: Nintendo DS Keynote: 10 Years Later

May 15, 2014 at 9:45AM • 2 hours 27 minutes

On the tenth anniversary of the Nintendo DS keynote at E3 2004, Federico and Myke take a look back at Nintendo’s announcements on that day and the gaming industry from a decade ago.

Hosted by Federico Viticci & Myke Hurley.

After Dark #457: Flip a Coin

May 14, 2014 at 7:00PM • 1 minute

The hosts of The World's Greatest Podcast try out a new, democratic way of selecting episode titles.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.