Episode 57 – And we’re back! EVE Online, Japanese and Conferences

July 27th, 2014   Comments for this post
Well remember when we told you folks we were just going to go down to the corner store for a pack of smokes, and then kind of never came back? Well we're back! Hopefully we can be friends again.

EVE Online Hacking

EVE Online
In today's episode JavaGeek and I talk about his facination with the MMORPG EVE Online. Charactarized as "Spreadsheets in Space", EVE requires a lot of attention and learning. Being a programmer, JavaGeek of course had to develop a set of tools to give him the upper hand.

If you are at all interested in trying EVE yourself, please use JavaGeek's referral link. That way, he'll get a bonus (which he'll share with you, just hit him up on twitter). The credits he can give you through the referral help tremendously as a new player.

https://secure.eveonline.com/trial/?invc=c4149a14-20f1-4f2d-b7dd-fb49f2676170&action=buddy



Learning a New Language...

Nihongo
Ever want to learn another language? I'm not talking Ruby, I mean an actual spoken language? Well, I'm currently learning Japanese, and I've drawn some interesting parallels to it and Programming.
Human Japanese
I also discuss a really awesome tool called "Human Japanese" I picked up for iOS and MacOSX. The teaching style used in this courseware is exactly how I learn things myself. I fail terribly when I try to learn a language conversational, I need to know rules and why things are the way they are so I can then reason my way through a conversation.


Conferences...

QCon SF
And finally, Conferences. I bitch a bit about JavaOne from a speaker's perspective, wax prophetic about this curious "Diversity Scholarship" that Strange Loop has going on and express my desire to checkout QCon SF.

Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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P.S. Hey, look at who Mayumi and I met up with after JavaOne 2013!

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Apple: Good artists borrow, great artists steal

September 28th, 2013   Comments for this post
Online MBA produces some interesting articles and I was sent this video the other day. Thought I'd share it with you. One thing I'd like to mention about the iPod is it was the first player that could actually fit your *entire* music collection. other players at the time would let you put maybe 50-100 songs?

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Episode 56 – Google I/O 2013 Recap

May 28th, 2013   Comments for this post
Google I/O 2013
Today we discuss Guillermo's Google I/O 2013 adventures. He's also blogged about the conference over at JavaGeek.org!

Enjoy!

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Episode 55 – Google I/O and Google Glass


Wow, it's been a while! Well we're back with a brand new cast. Our castmate Guillermo Castro (aka JavaGeek) is heading off to Google I/O 2013. There is at least one easter egg on that site, if you click on the I and the 0 in the sequence: IOOOIOOO you'll get to a new page that lets you play with a cool synthesizer (as depicted in the image to your right). Neat!

We'll also talk a bit about "Google Glass", specifically about some of the concerns relating to the data that could be collected when using the glasses.

Enjoy!

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Episode 54 – Interview with Jeff Atwood

October 25th, 2012   Comments for this post

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Hi! It's been a while. Well to make up for it, we have a great interview with Jeff Atwood! Jeff's contribution to the internet has left quite the footprint. Not only is he the prolific blogger behind the site Coding Horror but also co-founder and creator of StackOverflow and the Stack Exchange suite of Q&A sites.


I mean really, what developer *anywhere* around the world hasn't heard of or hasn't used StackExchange? It's an amazingly well thought out site, the reason it works so well is not by accident, it was painstakingly planned right down to the very last pixel. For insight on how StackOver flow came to be, I highly recommend checking out the StackOverflow/Exchange podcasts.

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