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The Conversation #7: Patent Schmatent

March 18, 2010 at 2:06PM

Dan Benjamin brings together geeks and attorneys to talk about the intersection of patents and software development, and speculate about Apple's motivations and goals regarding their recent Android-inspired lawsuit against HTC.

Dan is joined by Wil Shipley of "Delicious Monster":, Dave Nanian of "Shirt Pocket":, and Michael Montgomery of "Christopher & Weisberg":

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

The Changelog #18: NoSQL Smackdown!

March 18, 2010 at 8:00AM • 47 minutes

While at SXSW Interactive, Adam and Wynn got to attend the Data Cluster Meetup hosted by Rackspace and Infochimps. Things got a bit rowdy when the panel debated features of Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB and Amazon SimpleDB and started throwing dirt at everybody else’s favorite NoSQL databases.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.

The Pipeline OLD #7: Merlin Mann

March 16, 2010 at 6:30AM

Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He's the creator of 43 Folders, the co-host of You Look Nice Today, a regular guest on MacBreak Weekly, and the author of an upcoming book entitled Inbox Zero.

We discuss figuring out and focusing on your values, a new perspective on productivity, ignoring the lizard brain, doing what you like, rejecting novelty, serving the right audience, Picaso, cognition, action, self-discovery, mindfulness, buddhism, and the new book.

You can find out more about Merlin on his website, via his weblog, Kung Fu Grippe, and by following him on Twitter.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guest Merlin Mann.

Mac Power Users #23: Workflows with Merlin Mann

March 13, 2010 at 5:00AM

In our first “Workflows” episode we talk with Merlin Mann, or as David calls him, the “Hero of Nerds.”  Merlin discussed how he uses his Mac for his work and the applications he uses to be more productive. This extra long episode is packed with geeky goodness. This is a new type of episode for us [...]

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

The Conversation #6: Ad Block This! (Part 2 of 2)

March 12, 2010 at 1:30PM

Dan talks with "Merlin Mann":, "Jane Quigley":, and "Mike Davidson": about monetizing the web, generalized blogs vs. niche blogs, filters, and actually caring about your audience.

This is Part 2 of a two-part episode.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guests Merlin Mann & Jane Quigley.

The Changelog #17: Open Source publishing with Geoffrey Grosenbach, Brandon Mathis, and Tim Caswell

March 11, 2010 at 8:00AM • 50 minutes

Adam and Wynn caught up with Geoffrey Grosenbach, Brandon Mathis, and Tim Caswell to talk about publishing with open source tools, open blogging, and the back-to-the-future world of static site generators and database-less blogs.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.

The Conversation #5: Ad Block This! (Part 1 of 2)

March 11, 2010 at 6:00AM

Dan talks with Ken Fisher, founder of "Ars Technica":, Jane Quigley of "Powered":, Matt Haughey of "MetaFilter":, and "Merlin Mann": about ads, ad-blockers, running websites, and preserving your integrity.

This is Part 1 of a two-part episode.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guests Merlin Mann & Jane Quigley.

Puromac #170: Puromac 170: comparamos core 2 duo con core i7, mucho En Tu Mac

March 10, 2010 at 12:00PM • 57 minutes

Puromac 170: comparamos core 2 duo con core i7, mucho En Tu Mac

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

The Ruby Show #109: Puns

March 10, 2010 at 10:10AM

In this episode of The Ruby Show, Dan and Jason bring you the latest news and some bad puns.

Red Dirt Ruby Conf Red Dirt Ruby Conf is a unique two-day conference that provides focused, up-to-date content and related training in four of the most important areas of active development in Ruby. Oklahoma City, May 6-7th, 2010.

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.

The Pipeline OLD #6: Matt Haughey

March 9, 2010 at 3:00AM

Matthew Haughey is a programmer, web designer, and blogger. He is the founder of "MetaFilter":, the "PVRblog":, and "Fuelly":, and is the publisher of the long-running weblog "A Whole Lotta Nothing":

Dan and Matt discuss the MetaFilter community, controlling a website's growth, starting up a business without taking investment, the recent PVRblog sale, the personal life (or lack thereof) of a developer and community builder, blogging about your personal life, and more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.