June 4, 2011 at 12:00PM •
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss John's upcoming trip to WWDC, Twitter's strange gaps in functionality (and the third-party developers determined to fill them), the sale of NetNewsWire to Black Pixel, and dealing with changes to your favorite applications.
May 27, 2011 at 2:00PM •
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk toasters again, then discuss John's first computer love, the classic Macintosh Finder. Time constraints cut the love affair short, but the passion burns beyond the bounds of the podcast.
May 20, 2011 at 6:15AM •
1 hour 13 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin put the TV technology and PHP topics to bed, touch on SSD reliability again, then discuss what's wrong with Twitter and why toaster ovens are worse today than they were a few decades ago.
May 13, 2011 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 34 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk some more about TV technology, elaborate on why, exactly, PHP is a bad programming language, lament the "decontenting" of Apple hardware and the proprietary hard drives in the new iMacs, and ponder the place of SSDs in the lives of computer users who are not independently wealthy.
May 6, 2011 at 4:30PM •
1 hour 42 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin repent after two episodes on programming languages by discussing TV technology…after about 45 minutes of (so-called) follow-up on Apple's potential use of ARM CPUs in Macs, gaming performance in Mac OS X, and yes, a bit more about programming.
April 29, 2011 at 5:30PM •
1 hour 43 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin continue their discussion of high-level programming languages, now focusing on why all popular languages suck in some way, then transition into a hard look at Perl, the black sheep of the dynamic language landscape.
April 15, 2011 at 5:00PM •
1 hour 26 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit Apple's GUI history, complain about TiVo some more, then explore the possibility of another Copland-like crisis looming in Apple's future. What will replace Objective-C and Cocoa? What can?
April 8, 2011 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 24 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss some upcoming Pixar projects, Facebook's open datacenter initiative, Star Wars, and, finally, Apple’s philosophy and practice of UI consistency over the years.
April 1, 2011 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 12 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin turn a critical eye towards last week's episode on criticism, then try to pick the single biggest challenge facing three different wildly successful companies: Google, Facebook, and yes…Pixar.
March 25, 2011 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 18 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit Apple's iLife island and Google's operational secret weapons, then talk about the nature of criticism, online and offline, from movies to cars to (finally) computers.