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The Changelog #150: Internet Connected Things Using Spark With Zach Supalla

April 3, 2015 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Our guest this week is Zach Supalla, the Founder and CEO of Spark. Spark is a complete, open source, full stack solution for creating amazing internet connected things.

It's fully open source on GitHub from hardware to software and Zach goes deep in this episode to school us on everything we need to know.

We talk about making connected hardware easier, using Kickstarter to fund hardware projects, and Amazon's new Dash Button. Zach also gave us a crash course on how to get started with making your own hardware.

23:22 - "Building an open source business is challenging because you're giving away a lot of what you do. So the question is, how do you build a viable business that way?" - Zach Supalla

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.

Getting There #33: Merlin Mann Shows Us His Panacea

April 3, 2015 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

In which we talk with the brilliantly undefinable—yet always gracious—special guest: Merlin Mann. Best known as a cornerstone of the classic indie band Bacon Ray, he’s apparently also a prolific podcaster, renowned blogger, sometimes-comedian, and index card enthusiast. However, he’s here today because of his (and all joking aside) amazing insight into, advice about, and dissection of the areas of productivity, motivation, and, well, just trying to get there. As he tackles our listeners' questions (as well as our own), we get a couple hours of some classic Merlin-Mann-ing.

Hosted by Liz Furl & Sara Stewart.

Diagnostics & Usage #11: I Scoped Yesterday

April 3, 2015 at 7:00PM • 40 minutes

This week, Cody and Joe discuss Yahoo! Screens, Tesla, Periscope, Alfred, Apple Watch Edition perks, iPhone 6C rumors, and much more.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Podcast Method #9: Saving Time

April 3, 2015 at 5:00PM • 55 minutes

Dan answers listener questions about mic technique, affordable microphones, digital mixers, headphone amps, streaming video, USB vs. XLR microphones, radio's influence on podcasting, and more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Steady #3: You Have to Tell a Story

April 3, 2015 at 4:15PM • 52 minutes

Virginia takes a call from a guy with a bad Lulu review, and answers questions about breakups and OkCupid.

Hosted by Virginia Roberts.

The Dan Benjamin Hour #22: Doing Magic In My House

April 3, 2015 at 11:00AM • 56 minutes

Dan talks about Shyp, how Snapchat can be trusted, his confusion about Sway, bylines should be at the top of an article, Tesla stockholders can't take a joke, 'Spocking' the Canadian $5 bill, Photoshopping money, Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple Pay is an extra step that will be eliminated in the future, an awesome new game Crawl, how to stop working when you work from home, and more.

Guests: Aaron Mahnke(@amahnke) & Dave Caolo(@davidcaolo)

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

The Morning Dump #43: Bring Your Own Streams

April 3, 2015 at 9:00AM

I rant about Comcast's new high-speed broadband service, Apple strong-arming content providers on infrastructure costs, Adobe Slate, safer Craigslist transactions, and how keyboards can diagnose diseases.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

iOhYes #62: Episode 62 - It's Closures All the Way Down

April 3, 2015 at 8:45AM • 58 minutes


  • Follow-up/Corrections
  • 2 episodes ago, Darryl mistakenly referred to Swift 1.3 beta. He meant to say 1.2 beta.
    • Tuples
      • Contents can be decomposed in a manner very similar to the decomposition of an enum value’s associated values
      • Elements can be accessed using dot notation with its zero-based index.
    • Particularly useful as the return value of functions
      • Group values into a single compound value.
      • Values need not be of the same type
      • Multiple ways of getting at the composed values
        • “_” can be used to ignore parts of a tuple.
      • Elements of a tuple can be named, and subsequently accessed by name using dot syntax.
      • If the data structure is likely to persist beyond a temporary scope, consider a class or structure instead.
  • Functions
    • syntax
    • parameters
      • local vs. external parameter names
      • variadic
      • in-out
      • default parameter values
    •  return
      • multiple return values
      • option tuple return types
      • void defined as empty tuple ()
    • function types
      • syntax
      • as parameters
      • as return types
  • Closures
    • terseness
    • Types
      • Global Functions
      • Nested Functions
      • Closure Expressions
    • Trailing Closures

Hosted by Darryl Thomas & John Sextro.

Home Work #156: The 4th Folder is Called 'Leads'

April 3, 2015 at 6:00AM • 42 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about managing the flow of clients. How do you stay in touch with people you've worked with in the past, and how do you manage new leads who have yet to sign on the dotted line?

Hosted by Dave Caolo.

Puromac #339: Entrevistados en inglés

April 2, 2015 at 8:00PM • 2 hours

En este episodio, Fede y Flavio hablan de ser entrevistados en el Dan Benjamin Hour de 5by5, la experiencia de Fede en una conferencia de Intel, primeras experiencias con Periscope, movimiento en el tema del Apple Watch, reseña del Fitbit Charge, el nuevo MacBook, el nuevo servicio de Apple TV y quien se ocupa del streaming, la duplicación de tamaño del centro de datos iCloud, excelentes precios del Amazon Cloud Drive, WhatsApp, especulaciones de nuevos iPhones, inconvenientes con ApplePay, En Tu Mac y En Tu iDispositivo, Programas Recomendados y Saludos Finales.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.