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Ruby on Rails Podcast #170: Reid Carlberg - Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon @ Dreamforce 2014

October 1, 2014 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Reid Carlberg joins Sean Devine to preview another! October hackathon - the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon at Dreamforce 2014 in San Francisco, CA from October 10th - 12th. Since one of the categories is Heroku, Rails developers are a great match for the event.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle & Sean Devine.

On Taking Pictures #127: The Rabbit Always Moves

September 30, 2014 at 11:30AM • 2 hours 2 minutes

This week, we try to tackle more of your questions and there are some terrific ones. Topics are all over the map and provide a great deal to think about not only for photography, but for anyone trying to make things and live a creative life. Photojournalist Ami Vitale is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

Back to Work #189: That's How You Roll When You're a Lobster

September 30, 2014 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 17 minutes

TOPIC: Starting the stuff we haven't started.

This week—after some entertaining random talk and a handful of hardware and software recommendations—Dan and Merlin dive back into a familiar evergreen topic: why is it so hard to get started with a project? And, just as importantly, what can we learn from that persistent difficulty?

In a nut? Just start trying to suck more regularly.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

The Critical Path #123: Salubrious

September 30, 2014 at 9:00AM • 60 minutes

Steve Jobs said death is the best thing in life. And yet we seek immortality, or at least life extending technologies. What are the possibilities and implications of a salubrious app? Is life extension the next killer app?

Hosted by Anders Brownworth & Horace Dediu.

DLC #42: Cat Holding an AK-47

September 29, 2014 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

With Jeff Cannata still in Italy enjoying his honeymoon, Christian Spicer is back leading the charge. This week's he's joined by (1) Xav de Matos from Joystiq PLUS (2) Ify Nwadiwe from SocialTronLive and UCB! They dive into Destiny's leaked DLC plans, it's story allegedly being cut down before release, Visceral saying Battlefield Hardline will work at launch, the Xbox One launching in China, and more.

In the Playlist, Ify talks about switching from League of Legends to DOTA2, while Xav discusses his time with Disney Infinity 2: Marvel Super Heroes and the new Oculus headset, Crystal Cove.

And like last week, Jeff is back with another awesome Table Top Time. He's joined by Rob Daviau, the designer of Risk Legacy, and more.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Ihnatko Almanac #116: This Is Why I Shoot Squirrels

September 29, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 33 minutes

Andy talks with Dan about his extensive camera testing with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, why a day spent walking outdoors taking photos can change your life, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.

In Beta #115: Exasperated, Knowing Sigh

September 29, 2014 at 10:00AM • 51 minutes

Imposter Syndrome: what is it, and why does it come up in tech conversations so often? Christie & Kevin talk about feeling like you're about to be found out.

Hosted by Christie Koehler & Kevin Purdy.

Mac Power Users #216: iOS 8 Developer Roundtable

September 28, 2014 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

David and Katie are joined by some premiere developers to developers including Dave Teare of 1Password, Ken Case of OmniGroup and Greg Scown of Smile. We discuss the processes of developing for iOS 8, new iPhones and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

Tech Douchebags #27: The Watch Lover

September 28, 2014 at 11:15AM • 57 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Lex Friedman of Midroll Media grasps at any justification to buy the Apple Watch even though he doesn't use the two smart watches he currently owns, how he thinks it will help with his phone-checking obsession, why the Apple Watch will still be useful to him stand-alone, and how his purchase decisions can definitely be a byproduct of his jealousy of other people's use cases.

In addition, Lex takes a trip through step ten by admitting that he looks down at people who camp out for iPhone launches or even pre-order them online, how he's conquered the early adopter need to be first (at least this time around), how Apple and the mainstream press perpetuate the feeling of missing out, and whether or not the psychological underpinnings of this behavior are inherently unhealthy.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

The Big Web Show #120: Designing The Editorial Experience

September 28, 2014 at 10:00AM • 40 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman's guests are Sue Apfelbaum and Juliette Cezzar, co-authors & designers of Designing the Editorial Experience: A Primer for Print, Web, and Mobile.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.