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Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about. We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so send us your questions we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.

Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about. We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so send us your questions we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.
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Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about. We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so send us your questions we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.

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Episodes

Episode 22 - Bonus - Mental health

11/4/2019
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We recorded lots of little experimental sections for episode 22 to see if anything stuck. Many of them probably won't see the light of day but we did just want to share a bit where we talk about mental health issues.

Duration:00:17:46

Episode 22 – It's bulb time!

10/24/2019
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Attempts to improve the audio this time but still a few plosives in places. Pop! It's all the usual gubbings: Housekeeping; Font of the Week; UX Technique of the Week and of course Listener Questions. If we didn't answer yours this time, we'll probably get to it next time. Happy listening and remember, send us your questions (Link to the form in the episode links list).

Duration:00:43:52

Episode 21 - Housekeeping & warming up after a 10 year break

9/23/2019
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10 years of housekeeping is discussed, whilst John OK fails to concentrate on anything but the recording process and practicing his heavy breathing routine. Fortunately Mr. Hicks holds it all together, consummate professional that he is. That is right until the end when Jon (short for Jonathan) makes a revelation that will rock the design industry to its very core. Clickbait? You betcha!

Duration:00:45:10

2019 - Preflight checks

9/11/2019
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Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about. We are your expert panellists, agony aunts and general life-gurus, so send us your questions we are all ears, and the space inbetween them.

Duration:00:01:52

Episode 20

2/25/2009
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Stupidly, we recorded this one when we were both knackered, and it shows. It’s the longest we’ve done yet, and we’ve had to edit it to within an inch of it’s life to make it vaguely listenable! Anyway, for better or for worse, here’s episode 20! Housekeeping! Mark Boulton’s Designing for the Web (http://www.fivesimplesteps.co.uk/), the best book we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a triumph! We’re moving away from the RAF base at Rissington to the cute Cotswold town of Burford...

Duration:01:03:09

Episode 19 - The Xmas Special

12/21/2008
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We wish you a merry festive period and a satisfactorily refreshing New Year. Can you spot all 3 subtle earworms in this podcast? Linky-poos Letter from the Welsh Space Agency (http://flickr.com/photos/oxton/3093021696/) The Shorty Awards (http://shortyawards.com/) John’s somewhat ancient photo gallery template (http://joshuaink2006.johnoxton.co.uk/templates/gallery/) Clientcopia (http://www.clientcopia.com/) Mr T in Your Pocket (http://www.firebox.com/product/860/Mr-T-In-Your-Pocket) Captain...

Duration:01:19:00

Episode 18

12/11/2008
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After the 3rd recording attempt, we’ve sorted out our recording problems, and we’re back with a backlog-clearing, hour long marathon! Loads of links below, first however, we need to post the information from Steve Marshall regarding location of servers: Search Engines and Geographical Location of Servers On episode 14, you were asked about search engines and the geographical location of your servers. I asked an SEO about this, and he had the following to say: Google uses the IP of your...

Duration:01:01:42

Episode 17

9/18/2008
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Recorded on the 7th July, and finally edited and released! Hopefully, we’ll record a new one next week… Housekeeping Linkage Ben Ward (http://ben-ward.co.uk/), now residing in our office The Kate Bolin (http://www.katemonkey.co.uk/) The Daily Chegwin (http://www.thedailychegwin.co.uk/) DropBox (https://www.getdropbox.com/) which we absolutely adore! Questions Linkage Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/), the 100 year photo blog How to spot the difference between the right and wrong Firefox logos...

Duration:00:30:59

Episode 16

9/1/2008
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“Earworms” Summer break is over and we’ve finally had a chance to edit a show recorded back in June! We were blessed with plenty of flying aircraft noise in this episode, so it all sounds nice and authentic. Also I forgot to do the levels on this one, but never mind, I’m sure you’ll cope! Linky-Poos The History of RAF Rissington (http://www.amazon.co.uk/RAF-Little-Rissington-Central-Flying/dp/1844153819/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220215123&sr=8-1) by Ray Deacon et al. The Fort outside...

Duration:00:42:16

Episode 15

7/4/2008
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The one where we meet “The One They Call Fido Gesiwuj” Link Poos Comics we read: Eagle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_(comic)). Domain registars mentioned: 123 Reg (http://www.123-reg.co.uk/) The Star Wars Lego (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/file/939578/51249) walkthrough The brilliant Alarm will sound (http://www.bangonacan.org/store/product/51) covering the Aphex Twin Our Last.FM accounts: Hicksdesign (http://www.last.fm/user/Hicksdesign) John endorses Taylors...

Duration:00:42:16

Episode 14

6/17/2008
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Comin’ atch from the ‘wolds! This episodes Linky Poos Not many linkys this week – there more abstract concepts than usual. asv_tumblog plugin (http://forum.textpattern.com/viewtopic.php?id=24981)for Textpattern Chryp (http://chyrp.net/), the lightweight blogging engine. We use Levelator (http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator/) and put together in Garageband. Stinking Bishop cheese (http://www.thecheeseshed.com/stinking-bishop-119-p.asp). Smells like arse, tastes lovely Tally ho and...

Duration:00:35:03

Episode 13

6/9/2008
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The episode in which we give you space for reflection. This episode’s linky-poos: Sender of the stickers The Fawcett Inn (http://www.somefoolwitha.com/fawcett/) Tea Cosy, Teamrooms (http://www.theteacosy.co.uk/) Tony Hart (http://www.tonyhart.co.uk/) Take Hart (http://www.tonyhart.co.uk/take_hart_tony_hart.htm) The amazing adventures of Morph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajQx45iR0H4) (youTube) Upper Rissington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Rissington) RAF Little Rissington...

Duration:00:41:13

Episode 12

5/29/2008
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Being the episode where all 4 of us in Team Rissington share 2 mics. We also implement a swear-box, with donations going to our breakfast baps and Quake Aid Casserole. The Linky-Poos! Finding the central meeting point of several addresses on a map Mezzoman (http://www.mezzoman.com/) We’re mentioning and linking to the Mailing List (http://lists.wordcampuk.tonyscott.org.uk/listinfo.cgi/wordcamp-uk-wordcampuk.tonyscott.org.uk/) because Ian asked very nicely. Kev Adamsons question generated an...

Duration:00:41:13

Episode 11

5/21/2008
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The Texpattern appreciation episode or, if you prefer, the diss Paul Boag episode. Link-Poos: Bite Size Standards (http://bitesizestandards.com/) Elbow (http://elbow.co.uk/) Textpattern (http://textpattern.com/) Hicksmade.com (http://hicksmade.com/) Unlimited Custom Fields plugin (http://gerhardlazu.com/blog/51/glz_custom_fields-11-released) for Textpatterm Unlimited Categories plugin (http://www.wilshireone.com/textpattern-plugins/rss-unlimited-categories) for Textpattern TextCommerce...

Duration:00:34:37

Episode 10

5/15/2008
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The outtakes are in episode. In an attempt to streamline the process and get more episodes out more often we are experimenting with no editing. We’ve also ditched the .m4a version for the time being, hurrah! This episode’s linky-poos: The ever useful instantrimshot.com (http://instantrimshot.com/). Analog In, Digital Out by Brendan Dawes (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rxXEAAAACAAJ&dq=Brendan+Dawes). Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation...

Duration:00:36:36

Episode 9

5/9/2008
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Recorded weeks ago, but finally edited! This episodes link-poos: Made by Elephant (http://www.madebyelephant.com/) Hicksmade (http://hicksmade.com/) made the felt tingy tings. Sam Brown is this Sam Brown (http://www.onecandle.co.uk/). Firefox Crop Circle (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1&z=16&ll=45.123785,-123.113962&spn=0.012112,0.024097&t=h) on Google Maps Death Star Canteen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw) by Eddie Izzard, animated in Lego. Subversion Cheat Sheet...

Duration:00:35:05

Episode 8

4/1/2008
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This show was recorded back in February, but only now have we had the chance to edit it and get it out. This one features Mr Clayson more, which is a joy to behold. Shout Outs Alun Rowe, Mayor of Thame (http://www.alunr.com/), for the lovely RAF books Cross stitch instructions (http://therissingtonpodcast.co.uk/file_download/18/cross-stitch.pdf) of the Rissington Podcast The Questions What Podcasts do you listen to regularly? John chose Summer Heights High video podcast...

Duration:00:42:20

Episode 7

2/14/2008
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The links for this week’s show include an interesting Gelaskins one of which is now stuck to John Oxton’s MacBook. Episode 8 will be a little while coming; we’re going to do it properly this time!

Duration:00:41:57

Episode 6

1/29/2008
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Relax, we’re still podcasting! Just because we don’t knock them out in our sleep like Mr Boag, doesn’t mean we’ve stopped. Quality not quantity folks! Anyway, herewith another broadcast from the Rissington HQ. This shows questions include: How do you explain the internets to people who don’t eat often? What’s your biggest cock-up? Is it OK to wee in the shower? Presents for Typophiles Font Management Using Free Templates Poached Eggs: What’s your method? Also introducing our recent...

Duration:00:43:03

Episode 5

11/30/2007
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Back at you with another questions-only episode. Also we have a new website n’shit, replete with desktop and iphone wallpaper of the 1940’s poster style site design. Questions answered this time around include “Lord of the Rings or Star Wars”, “Free-Pitching” and the oh-so regular “Where is my hash key”. We will also be launching a campaign to make Alun Rowe Mayor of Thame (http://flickr.com/photos/oxton/2075254199/) shortly. By the way, the ‘e’ is a European regulatory mark, nothing more...

Duration:00:38:06