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Mac Power Users #20: Live from Macworld 2010

February 15, 2010 at 5:18PM

This is a different type of show for the Mac Power Users. Katie and David had the honor of podcasting live from the Main Stage of Macworld 2010. This podcast was recorded as a live show on Saturday, February 13, 2010. The two discuss what’s new from their favorite products and vendors, discuss the impact [...]

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

The Ruby Show #107: Rails 3, Gems In a Box

February 13, 2010 at 6:08AM

In this episode Dan and Jason go over Rails 3 at length and also discuss the right occasion for gems in a box (every single holiday).

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.

EE Podcast #11: Images in EE

February 11, 2010 at 1:35PM

In this episode, we respond to a popular reader question: what's the best way to handle dynamically sizing images and general best practices? We answer that question, and talk about the built-in management tools, while highlighting a few of the add-ons available in both EE 1.6.x and EE 2.0 to handle and manage images.

  • "Image Sizer plugin": by Lumis (1.6.x and 2.0)
  • "EE 2.0 File Manager":
  • "Stand-Alone Image Editor": (1.6.x only)
  • "ED Imageresizer": (1.6.x and 2.0)
  • "nGen File Field": (1.6.x only)
  • "BucketList":

Hosted by Lea Alcantara & Ryan Irelan.

Puromac #167: Puromac 167: Imacs de 27 con problemas, mas iPad, jailbreak y ESC

February 11, 2010 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Puromac 167: Imacs de 27 con problemas, mas iPad, jailbreak y ESC

Hosted by Flavio Guinsburg.

The Conversation #3: Hyper Local, Apple Pie, No Insurance

February 10, 2010 at 3:15PM

My guests are "Greg Storey": of "Happy Cog West":, "Garrett Dimon": of "Sifter":, and "Jina Bolton": of "Crush+Lovely": We talk about finding a job that supports creativity, and the challenges involved in launching, establishing, and maintaing a solo business.

We also talk about the future of web design, the growth of the mobile web, and the challenges these things bring to the world of design and development. We also talk a bit about mobile platforms like the iPad, iPhone, and Palm Pre.

Show links:

  • "New York Times Sees Rebound In Internet Advertising In Fourth Quarter":
  • "iPhone Isn't The New IE 6":

And don't forget, there's a special deal for listeners: through the month of February 2010, visit "Backblaze": and use the coupon-code Feb5by5 to get 10% off your purchase.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guests Greg Storey & Garrett Dimon.

The Changelog #13: Civic hacking with Luigi Montanez and Jeremy Carbaugh from Sunlight Labs

February 10, 2010 at 8:00AM

Adam and Wynn caught up with Luigi Montanez and Jeremy Carbaugh from Sunlight Labs and discussed their Python and Ruby projects, government transparency, and civic hacking - open source contributions as activism.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.

The Pipeline OLD #2: Ryan Carson

February 9, 2010 at 2:30AM

Dan Benjamin interviews Ryan Carson, the co-founder and voice of "Carsonified":http://carsonified, organizer of events like "Chirp: The Twitter Developer Conference":, Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, the Carson workshops, and creating web applications like MATT and DropSend.

They discuss how he works, his inspiration, how he's built such a strong personal brand, the Carsonified 4-day work week and unique offices, and more.

You can learn more about Ryan, his work, and upcoming events (like "FOWA Miami": at "Carsonified":

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Mac Power Users #19: 1Password

February 7, 2010 at 7:29PM

In this episode Katie and David talk about one of their favorite programs, 1Password. This application does more than just auto-fill passwords. The hosts talk about all of the features of version 3 and how they use the application to stay safe and organized. Links of Interest: 1Password Website 1Password Intro Video 1Password Pro App.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

The Conversation #2: Don't Twiddle the Knobs

February 5, 2010 at 11:59AM

Today my guests are Dave Nanian, Adam Keys, Christina Warren, Mike Davidson, and Merlin Mann.

We discuss Flash, HTML5, and the future of the web, Gowalla, Daringfireballwithcomments - was it legal? was it wrong? was it funny? the newsvine acquisition and NOT selling out or giving up the indy spirit, how to not dupe your readers, technology and kids, comments and giving up control, and how creating an identity on the internet can be both good and evil.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guests Christina Warren, Merlin Mann, Dave Nanian, and Mike Davidson.

The Dev Show #2: iPad Edition

February 4, 2010 at 5:06PM

In this episode, Dan and Jason bring you the latest news and have developers weigh in on the recently announced iPad.

Show Notes

Developers Weigh In

Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside and Coder.IO
"Migrating iPhone apps to the iPad has been made dead easy, thankfully, so even if the iPad takes a while to become a popular, much loved device, it doesn’t even matter. I think, though, that the iPad will be HUGE in certain niches and there are lots of things that you can build that just wouldn’t work on the iPhone or typical computer form factor. I’m also excited about the webapp opportunities. Forget native apps for a minute – the browser on the iPad is so fast that HTML5 webapps are bound to take off – at last!"

JP Toto at Vice Clown
"I’m excited to see that the iPad has binary compatibility with the iPhone which guarantees that current MonoTouch applications will work out of the box on iPad. At least, according to the team. As a C# developer I’m pretty reliant on the MonoTouch team to maintain their tools with every new Apple product or SDK change. My only qualm with the iPad device itself is that I wish it had multi-tasking support. I could see myself sitting on my couch, reading a book or newspaper, and wanting to have a Twitter application and Pandora running in the background. Hopefully with future revs and software updates we’ll see support added for multi-tasking!"

Al Buchala at Mega Yummo!
The iPad may not be the best device for healthcare. Doctors like to dictate and write and shy away from on-screen keyboards. Mobility is always a big one, the smaller the better. Devices that can fit in your pocket are preferred by doctors. Multitasking is also a must, since doctors are always performing several tasks in their daily routine.

The advantage of the iPad is the screen size, weight and the active internet connection. In my opinion, the iPad was not designed to compete with smart devices (PDAs) and mobile phones. It is a more of a multimedia device that allows the users to browse the internet, read e-books, watch videos, and play movies along with many other possibilities.

Corey Johnson of Probably Interactive
From a developer’s perspective I’m torn because I like the potential of the expanded screen space, but I also worry about having to support a growing number of screen resolutions.

It is also more of a recreational device; so unlike the iPhone, which you carry around with you all the time, you will probably stash the iPad next to your couch. This will make it more difficult to sell gaming/entertainment/utility apps. I doubt people will be so bored they will buy iPad apps instead of watching TV or playing XBox/Playstation/Wii/TurboGrafx-16.

Mike Girouard of Love Mike G
Personally, I think the pad is cool, but it's not for me and certainly not for development. My iPhone is nice enough and I simply don't need a bigger one. It's feature set is too basic and media options are pretty weak too (4x3 screen, adapters galore, etc). Bashing aside, it could be an interesting portable gaming device.

Gaston Mendez of XPander Communications
"We do have plans to support mobile devices, both in web interfaces and native applications. In the case of Apple mobile devices, developing applications specifically for the iPad would be a natural extension of our iPhone app plan."

Erika Greco of Domo Design
"Everything we create is always 1024 safe anyway, unless the client specifically requests otherwise so we’ll just continue to build them as usual. The iPad will not change web design standards. As much as Apple wishes it is a “game changer” like the iPhone, it is not."

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.