126: Best/Worst Things of 201412/13/14
Kevin Christie run through the best and worst things on the web and in the development world for 2014. You might guess some of them—but not all of them.
125: Your Credit Card Sucks at Not Getting Stolen
Dan DeFilippi used to phish, hack, and steal credit cards and bank accounts. Now he advises everyone he can on stopping fraud and fixing the system. Christie Kevin have a lot of questions.
124: Post-Blizzard Grab Bag
Kevin Christie run through lots of topics, about 5 minutes each: Uber, .NET, programmer agents, Google Inbox, and lots more.
123: Eggplant Angry Landlord Thumbs-Up!
Emoji. What are they? Where did they come from? If a picture is worth a thousand words, how do you know which thousand words? Kevin and Christie discuss all things emoji.
122: Strange Noises from the Guest Wing
There are a lot of words written about the features and problems with software. Words that describe how software actually feels, what story it tells? Not so much. Let's discuss.
121: Incrementalists, Completionists, David Bowie
Whenever you change your software or system, you can make people realllllly antsy. How can you set up changes and convert haters? Who's done it well, who stinks at change?
120: The Giant Pile of Whatever In Your Shade
Is there any way to fix the big mess that is modern notifications? How can developers help prevent phones, tablets, laptops, and browsers from becoming wastelands of opt-out distraction?
119: A Cookie Would Be Better
Kevin and Christie make a wish list of conferences they want to attend, ask what makes a good conference, and plot to get bosses to pay for them.
118: Open Source ALL the Libraries
Proud library/librarian advocate and community builder Jennie Rose Halperin talks about building, hacking, appreciating, and using libraries.
117: You Can't Stop People From Being Lonely
Could you go back in time and stop the first spam message? How effective is spam, actually? How do we fight spam today, and what could we do better?
116: Bit Rot & You
All this stuff we're making: where are we gonna store it? Programs, games, music, your CD archive—how long will it last on its medium, and what's the next step?
115: Exasperated, Knowing Sigh
Imposter Syndrome: what is it, and why does it come up in tech conversations so often? Christie Kevin talk about feeling like you're about to be found out.
114: The Case of the Case Reviewer
Nick Guy has reviewed literally 1,000 iPhone iPad cases and accessories for iLounge. How does a human being do that? How do you write reviews in general for such a huge audience?
113: The Weirdly Wonderful WikiWorld
Christie is back from WikiMania, so her and Kevin talk WikiMedia, Wikipedia, MediaWikis ... there's a lot happening in the wikiverse we can learn from.
112: I Really Like This IRC Thing Now
Let's pretend (ha!) that some of us don't actually know IRC that well. How do you do the IRCs? What's the privacy like? How do you "get into it"?
111: Anarchist Vegan Knitting Cooperative
"The open source software movement was supposed to be like Woodstock," says the NY Times. Actually, no. Kevin Christie dig into the way we perceive firms that are "open."
In Beta 110: Upgrades and Other Unnatural Disasters
Why do we all do day-of upgrades, when we know what can go wrong? What's the worst upgrade you've been through? Kevin Christie kick off the chorus of woe.
In Beta 109: Christie's Travel Packing Consultancy
Kevin and Christie share their travel tips and tricks as they both prepare for upcoming trips.
In Beta 108: The Great Facebookout
Facebook, man: it's getting a bit weird. Christie Kevin are (probably) killing their accounts, but that's not easy. This one's all about the big blue-ish social network.
In Beta 107: Welcomed, Even If It's By a Robot
Shauna Britta from OpenHatch talk about getting first-timers into the right open source projects, whether or not they're rock-star-ninja coders.
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