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The Morning Dump #185: Poop Friendship Bracelets

February 11, 2016 at 5:15PM

I rant about the Quartz news app, Instagram video view counts, Twitter's Trust & Safety Council, and baby dolls that give you a diaper surprise.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

iOhYes #101: HTTP/2 101

February 11, 2016 at 1:45PM


HTTP/1.1 review

  • Widespread adoption in 1996 with full standard in 1997 RFC 2068 and later replaced with one in 1999 RFC 2616
  • Request (URL, method, headers, body) & Response (status code, headers, body)
  • Inherently async
  • Built for HyperText, makes it have problems
    • Head of line blocking
      • combining payloads to 1 response
      • multiple connections (Connection: Keep-Alive vs Close)
      • HTTP Pipelining
    • No cancellation, have to tear down connection
    • No prioritization, round robin over connections
  • iOS/Mac
    • NSURLRequest (NSHTTPURLRequest) and NSURLResponse (NSHTTPURLResponse)
    • NSURLConnection and NSURLSession


  • Started by Google with SPDY (2012 - 2016), latest is SPDY/3.1
  • HTTP/2 is a binary protocol, where 1 and 1.1 are text
  • Previous episode on SPDY with M Schore
  • Reached standard in 2015 with RFC 7540 and adopted by Apple with iOS 9, Mac OS X 10.11
  • Resolves many issues with new features:
    • multiplexing (helps with head of line problem in HTTP/1.1)
      • cancellation
      • header compression
        • Always there
        • plain text, optimal for compression
      • dynamic prioritization
  • be responsible, set lower priority when possible
    • not guaranteed that the server will prioritize because it is optional in HTTP/2 spec
    • push responses (Nolan’s not a fan)
      • not supported by Apple
  • Upgrade to HTTP/2 dynamically with Upgrade Header or ALPN






Hosted by Darryl Thomas & John Sextro.

Write For Your Life #158: Plough Your Own Furrow

February 11, 2016 at 8:00AM

Iain and Donna have an announcement! This is the penultimate episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, as your trusty hopes depart to focus on their own writing lives. You can also find out about Iain's pre-Christmas writing retreat and their ultimate writing aims.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.

The Web Ahead #112: Imagining the Web of Things with Stephanie Rieger and Jonas Sicking

February 10, 2016 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Talking about the Internet of Things is all the rage these days. What is it about, and why is there so much hype? Will an ecosystem of internet-connected “devices” take over our lives? What role does the web play in all this? Stephanie Rieger joins Jen Simmons to discuss. Then Jonas Sicking joins Jen for a second interview, to talk more about what how the web might be involved.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.

Supercharged #94: Smartphone Psychology

February 10, 2016 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Twitter’s new timeline, Amazon’s weird promotions, and smartphone psychology! Questions/comments? Visit or call/text 509-AWKWARD!

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

The Morning Dump #184: Disco Bowl

February 10, 2016 at 4:30PM

I rant about Zenefits selling insurance without a license, the ROI of emojis, robotic trash cans, and a night light for your toilet.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #100: The Big 100 (AKA Don't Eat My Boyfriends!)

February 10, 2016 at 2:30AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This awkward week we're celebrating our 100th episode anniversary, asking random people to give you advice, and watching the world's most awkward masturbation video! Stay tuned for part two of this episode (101) next week. Want to ask a question on the show? Visit!

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.

Back to Work #258: Means of Egress

February 9, 2016 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

TOPIC: Feelings, Slide Rules, and The Franklin Test

This week Merlin hasn't had enough coffee and may have early-onset toxoplasmosis, so he and Dan respond to great feedback from listeners, mostly on feeling feelings.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

The Morning Dump #183: Canine Poop Detector

February 9, 2016 at 3:45PM

I rant about Instagram account-switching, Apple Notes supporting Evernote imports, robot cockroaches, and products made during a "stupid" hackathon.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

On Taking Pictures #198: Ghost of Familiarity

February 9, 2016 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

This week, we’re starting off with Cindy Crawford—she’s worked with some of the top photographers in the world and in her new book, Becoming, she shares what she’s learned from them. Also, we discuss the seesaw that is balances humility and confidence and how we may need to find a new struggle. Plus, technical details from Taylor Wessing and Instagram gives you more ways to share. Gilbert Garcin is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.