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 talk about nodejs, John doesn’t conceive of timespans longer than 5 minutes, Github for Windows and the Github API, analytics and how it is expanding, we discuss the facebook downtime (not a lot of us use facebook), we talk about twitter getting rid of their hashbangs, we talk about unbreakable, – and how internet explorer is the Mr. Glass of the browser world, what kind of music we listen to when we’re writing code.
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!