Wherein Chris, Gregg and Jared talk about The new Microsoft Surface tablet, differences in developing for iOS and Android, and getting past Tier 1 Tech Support so you can solve your real problem.
Wherein we talk about futurama references, The new Outlook.com from Microsoft, C# Dynamics, Micro ORMs and parents that don’t upgrade technology.
Wherein we talk about headphones, working out, biking, how John needs to get a dog, game programming books (checkout the Game Programming Gems series), Jared just finished the book Masters of Doom (the story about how id software came about) and highly recommends it, John describes how he designed our hit-detection code, he thinks it sucks, but it works really well and is pretty clever.
Wherein we discuss the burdens of family, migrating existing blogs to Github and using Jekyll for content publishing, going into debt to finance GOG and Steam summer sales, the lengths people will go to to get their startup off the ground, Randy Johnson, the trouble that 38 studios experienced, development costs for games.
Wherein John and I discuss, babies, wedding planning, responsibilities, starting a company – the paperwork and costs involved, finding time to actually think about things, creating humans, how babies look like siblings/relatives, how our group doesn’t talk when John is away,
Starting a company involves a lot of paperwork, John and I reminisce about various hacks they would use to make their college papers look longer.
I upgraded his laptop with an SSD that John gifted me, and I go on to describe the nightmarish process that I had to go through to get the machine up and running. But all of that was totally worth it because every machine should have an SSD.
John talks about how he’d like to use jekyll to handle blog posts and publishing content on our company website. We also talk about Jekyll Bootstrap a bit.
A friend of the show, Ed Shwehm and crew, launched a new podcast: GAEMZCAST! Check them out. It’s very good.
This is a special episode of The Pull Request wherein John and Jared catch up and discuss some interesting sites/project/code that they are working on: Get Off My Lawn. Get off my lawn is a isometric tower defense game that they are building together.
Show notes after the break!
Wherein we discuss brogrammers, code pushups, the sport of underwater hockey, the only key combination you’ll ever need, Dvorak keyboard layouts, You suck at photoshop, impersonations, talent vs effort, and Eliza Dushku.
- The StackExchange Meetup was this weekend (hope you went and had a good time!)
- John explains what meetup.com is, which leads us into a fantastic discussion about Underwater hockey
- Underwater Hockey is apparently a thing (which essentially means that it has a wikipedia page)
- When playing underwater hockey It is important to remember that you can’t breathe under water and you will require a snorkel (I’m not kidding)
- Jared suggests that the movie Miracle be remade to feature underwater hockey
- The group agrees that underwater ice hockey is the real deal
- A huge debate erupts over how the players keep themselves inverted under water, Jared and Chris think that the players are using weights and John thinks that the players are just keeping themselves inverted, what do you think?
- The group talks about how strange it is to live in a time where web browsers are advertised on tv, John has no idea what we are talking about because he doesn’t have cable TV
- We talk about the Dvorak keyboard layout, Chris taught himself most of it in a couple of hours but the rest of the group hasn’t been as daring
- John and Chris talk about starting a “watch me code” video cast
- Jared is the one on the podcast most willing to be an idiot
- Jared has been running lately, John suggests that he use Vibram five fingers, but John forgets that Jared is a normal human being, John is working on pullups to bulk up
- We were supposed to have a guest but our guest cancelled to play pictionary, yep we’re that awesome
- Jared feels old, he just realized that Eliza Dushku was the daughter in True Lies