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21 Feb 2017

FOSDEM 2017, bot making, Estonian e-residentship unboxing

Episode 48 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 52mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme, @marcelcutts and introducing @etiene_d chat about following hot topics.

  • Estonian e-residentship in practice
  • Inside of the Estonian consulate in London
  • Unboxing experience of a residentship
  • 2048-bit encryption key built into the Estonian e-card
  • Online certificates for marrying people
  • FOSDEM 2017 conf impressions
  • Organising your own mini-conference within a conference
  • The art of picking your schedule from 55 simultaneous tracks
  • Meeting your Eve Online clan people in real life
  • Trump 2 cash bot
  • Twitter bot generator in Clojure
  • React London 2017 conference - location, speakers and talks
  • Falsehoods about things
  • Problem with the year 2038
  • Standards to represent time
  • General relativity vs Special relativity
  • StackOverflow ustage stats on a weekend
  • Sci-fi book recommendations on a topic of dark dystopian future
  • Story of the Halo movie that was never made
  • Current count of marriage proposals to Alexa

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07 Feb 2017

Craigslist for carsharing

Episode 47 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 56mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme and @marcelcutts chat about following hot topics.

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Businessman grey or boombastic neon
  • User experience of online Nintendo products
  • Nintendo voice chat over a phone
  • Prices of classic NES games
  • Dolphin VR
  • Giant train heads in Fallout 3
  • Fallout 4 VR is incoming
  • New Resident Evil (VR) and a joy of cut scenes
  • Elite Dangerous VR improvements
  • Hints at alien race in Elite Dangerous
  • Benefits of base-12 system
  • Alternative NASA Twitter accounts
  • User experience of protesting on Whitehall
  • Best pun slogans of the event
  • Update on droning in the UK
  • Grey areas in rules defining legal use of drones in the UK
  • Aquadrones
  • Danger of seagulls when flying drone seaside
  • Plausible deniability and the good old rubber hose cryptoanalysis
  • Uber (maybe) endorsing Trump?
  • LibreTaxi - Craigslist for ridesharing
  • Positive outcomes of the recent political events in the world
  • New (blue) spacesuits - and speculations on upcoming SpaceX spacesuites
  • The Expanse

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18 Jan 2017

Flying drones in London

Episode 46 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 55mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme and @marcelcutts chat about following hot topics.

  • Convenient ways of getting data to AWS Glacier
  • Self hosting storage for a music startup
  • How much hard drive performance occurs if you scream at a disc
  • Reasons to take hard drive apart
  • DJI Mavic first impressions
  • Unboxing experience
  • Intelligent flight battery
  • Return to home
  • Dronepad
  • CAA and drone code
  • Flying a drone (safely) in London
  • Reasons why drones are strictly forbidden in Royal Parks
  • Why you should avoid crashing your drone in central London
  • Controlled airspace
  • Where is it ok to fly drone in London
  • Issues with indoors flying
  • DJI cloud big data analysis
  • Mavic camera and gimbal review
  • Mavic vs GoPro Karma (which might be back this year)
  • Mavic's Sport mode
  • Top reasons in the UK to report a hovering drone to the police
  • Lifehack to get very close to Stonehenge
  • Faradey Future FF91 presentation at CES
  • DJI acquires Hasselblad
  • Kodak brings back the Ectachrome film
  • Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera
  • Atlassian acquires Trello

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14 Dec 2016

Badgers go to Trump Tower in NYC - Momentum TNW conf special

Episode 45 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 51mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @karismafilms, @marcelcutts and andrew_bestbier chat about following hot topics.

  • Post-Trump New York City
  • Attending the protest at the Trump Tower
  • First hand experiences with Microsoft Surface Studio
  • Momentum conference by The Next Web in NYC
  • Big takeaways and best talks from the conference
  • Duolingo and A/B testing
  • Chatbots for learning languages
  • Attending a houseparty of MIT students
  • First time on a Segway
  • The future of being lazy
  • Improving UX of Amazon.com pages
  • Bill Gates jumping over a chair
  • Elon Musk slicing paper with his katana
  • Investigatory Powers Bill in the UK
  • Abuse of investigatory bills in the UK
  • Internet privacy in the age of investigatory laws
  • How to use canary messages
  • The most powerful passport in the world
  • Passport power ranking
  • Chinese smartphone Meitu for selfies
  • Companies with moral principles
  • Kickstarter is a Benefit Corporation
  • Westworld
  • Oculus Touch and Oculus Home update with avatars
  • Power to edit Reddit posts if you're a CEO of said company

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14 Nov 2016

Web Accessibility in practice - Mozfest in London - new Macbook Pro - Empathy Lab by Facebook

Episode 44 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 41mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @karismafilms and introducing @zoeabryant chat about following hot topics.

  • Importance of animated gifs in pull requests
  • Impressions on new Macbook Pro
  • Using a potato to implement an external Escape key
  • WatchOS and MacOS in the same device
  • 1Password to use fingerprint scanner on Macbook Pro
  • Personal computers are not getting cheaper
  • Keyboards with tiny displays as buttons
  • Pair programming while using a visual re-programmable keyboard
  • Pairing while using Spacemacs
  • Fart and trumpet buttons for software development
  • Mocha Trumpet Reporter
  • Mozfest in London
  • Accessibility on the web
  • BBC best practices for web accessibility
  • Disability champions
  • Empathy Lab by Facebook
  • A11y from developer perspective and feeling lost
  • Making assumptions about disabled users
  • Supporting legacy browsers vs investing into accessibility
  • Approaching accessibility on a large online grocery store project
  • Using Internet of Things to save home plants
  • Homekit enabled radiator controller
  • Outdoor going cats in London
  • VR game for punching sharks
  • Finding lost Martian probe within days after crash

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