Click here to show or hide the menubar.
  • John and Dan talk about John's house situation, microphones and recording, and more. This episode went a bit long, so the story continues in the Bonus Episode, available to all of our amazing Patreon Supporters!
  • Sam Saffron is the co-founder of Discourse and previously a developer at Stack Overflow. He loves writing software, especially performance improvements in Ruby. Sam joined Brittany from Australia to discuss his blog post, "Why I stuck with Windows for 6 years while developing Discourse".
  • CHOCK FULL O' INFO! 'Coming to America 2' information, reaction to the new 'Child's Play' doll, 'John Wick 3' speculation, and so much more! PLUS: 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' - reactions, speculation, rumors, and where Disney is going to take the universe. Countdown to Endgame: We talk about how messed up it is to talk about Endgame spoilers for those who DON'T WANT THEM! Co-host: Dan Richardson
  • DISCUSSED: Dan has just started a new pen; there's some pen, pencil, and eraser talk; Dan has an important anecdote about utilizing eraser-based people skills; Dan's iMac is working fine, but he's concerned about the poofs coming out of the balloon blower; Dan saw Venom and has some thoughts; Merlin commends a comic and a podcast and an app launcher; the evolution of computer interaction has rewired our brains; why do they have to make the print so small?; Merlin has songs in his head; and, finally, Merlin apologizes to Nick Fury.
  • Jeff and Christian welcome writer, game journalist, and critic Sofia Hariz to the show this week to discuss Overwatch League burnout, Any Hennig's provocative Reboot talk, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and more! The Playlist: God of War, The Sims, Mega SG, Operencia: Stolen Sun VR Talk: Vacation Simulator, Beat Saber, Falcon Age Parting Gifts!
  • Tommy and Adam talk to "Escape Room in a Box" creators Juliana Patel and Ariel Rubin about creating a successful Kickstarter campaign. They offer a lot of helpful advice to anyone who has ever wanted to crowdfund a game (or other project).
  • John and Dan reveal secrets about their place in the world. Bonus content is available here, but only for listeners who are kind enough to support us. Everyone else should just feel guilty.
  • Dan and Keith blow through some news so we can get to the main course: An ACTUAL movie review! Not only a review, but a review of "Mercy Black" - the newest Blumhouse production on Netflix! NOT ONLY A REVIEW BUT ALSO AN INTERVIEW WITH THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR!!!!! This is the stuff dreams are made of! Listen to Keith and Owen chat about the flick in a spoilery, and non-spoilery way! Guest: Owen Egerton, the most attractive ginger on the planet. Co-host: Dan Richardson
  • RubyMotion, soon to be DragonRuby, empowers developers to write cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and OS X in Ruby. Lori Olson joined Brittany on the show to discuss the evolution of the framework, her mobile development courses and her (potentially) controversial opinions of Javascript.
  • DISCUSSED: What we talk about when we talk about optimism; the power of "Act as Though"; on edibles; a YouTube recommendation, then more YouTube recommendations; how even do we tell YouTube what we never want to see again? HOW?!; the difficulty of sensible algorithms; the fascinating concept of "pareidolia"; Professor Shoelaces's extensive metatags; your hosts answer a listener's question about when to go physical versus when to go digital.
  • Horace shares more thoughts on Apple Card and Services, and touches on a surprising staple of 1980s Romanian television.
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene from What's Good Games and Kinda Funny back to the show to discuss what might be next for Assassin's Creed, Labo VR actually being good, and the expose on Bioware and the development of Anthem. The Playlist: CONTROL, Journey to the Savage Planet, Trover Saves the Universe, Dangerous Driving, Yoshi's Crafted World, Risk of Rain 2 VR Talk: Stormland, BeatSaber Oculus Quest, Borderlands 2 VR with AIM controller
  • Tommy and Adam discuss Apple's broad diversification coming out of their latest event, public shaming of people who treat the environment poorly, and the EU's decision to pass Article 11 and 13 (now 17).
  • Sorry for the delay - Keith and Dan were in a sugar coma! This week we talk about movie news while eating candy from the top 25 sellers of American candy! Then at the end of the show - we eat 15 mystery Japanese KitKat's! News included: 'Joker' movie poster tease, Mark Hamill's news casting and TONS of Endgame speculations. Co-host: Dan Richardson
  • DISCUSSED: Merlin is back on his old cans; Dan is pivoting to video; Cash stepped in paint, and kids are terrible storytellers; a book recommendation; a case for the Oxford comma, please and thank you; Dan starts asking for help with his new iMac; gross nickel--and-diming by Apple; praise for Southwest Airlines; Dan (finally) gets to finish asking for help with his new iMac; a cool new open source Mac video app; the Mac laptop keyboard problems ain't going away; Dan really likes Final Cut; Merlin fights with UPS, both on principle and as a game; Merlin thinks Dan's egg cooker rules.
  • Ubuntu 14.04, a common Ruby on Rails hosting environment, reached its end of life on April 30, 2019. Brittany brought on Justin Snair, Director of Cloud Infrastructure for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, to discuss his custom script for upgrading their hosting environments and his tips for earning AWS certifications.
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show for a APRIL FOOLS FREE ZONE! There are no fake stories here! They do talk about Gearbox's PAX East panel debut for Borderlands 3, the rumor of 2 new versions of the Switch, Playstation's first State of Play with Iron Man VR, No Man's Sky VR and more, the first 10 Sega Genesis mini titles, the first trailer for Streets of Rage 4, Valve's new VR headset teaser, and so much more! The Playlist: Sekiro, Yoshi's Crafted World, Risk of Rain 2, Analogue Mega SG, Conan Unconquered Parting Gifts!
  • Front-end architect and speaker Mina Markham is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest. Mina discusses her career path, her work at as a senior engineer at Slack, how she came to create the Hillary Clinton UI pattern library "Pantsuit," her time at IBM, helping others and inviting women of color into STEM fields, becoming a public speaker in spite of deep introversion, a recent South African safari, air travel, conferences, the joys of visiting Italy, and more. Enjoy a relaxed and illuminating glimpse into the life of a private and highly creative person.
  • John and Dan discuss claustrophobia. The bonus episode can be found here, but only for people who care enough about John and Dan's livelihood and well-being to support the show.
  • Tommy and Adam discuss Kurzgesagt's recent video regarding trust and integrity along with the controversy surrounding the choice to publish it.
XML
Stats & Atts.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.