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Ruby on Rails Podcast #304: Legacy Code Wisdom with Alexey Chernov

January 23, 2020 at 6:00AM • 19 minutes

Alexey Chernov is a Ruby on Rails consultant at JetThoughts. Over the years, he has built MVPs and consulted to improve legacy code, scale up the remote team and achieve an effective development process. He and Brittany dive deep into approaching legacy RoR projects.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #68: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 68 - "More Bidet Talk"

January 22, 2020 at 2:00AM • 23 minutes

This week is full fo DC news, some rumors about "Dolittle", and some more Bidet talk.

PLUS Oscar Issac surprise casting, Catwoman stuff, and what our favorite GOOP scent is.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #461: Dead Noon

January 21, 2020 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

DISCUSSED: strongly-held podcast preferences; Skype hates you; praise for Rogue Amoeba and Strong Songs; a small B2W milestone passes; Dan likes 1917; what Jack did; praise for Match Game; a couple app and font reccos; tips for tricking out your Logitech mouse; no, seriously, Skype actively hates you; Merlin nabs an excellent new domain name for the program; Merlin continues his deep dive into LaunchBar; and, finally, some thoughts on burritos and tacos.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #322: Richard Lovejoy: Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel's Avengers, Final Fantasy VII Remake all delayed, Sony skips E3 again, Stadia adds exclusives, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokemon, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Expanse, Betrayal Legacy

January 20, 2020 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 56 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Richard Lovejoy from The Joyconjurer to the show this week to discuss delays for all the big mid year 2020 games, Sony skipping E3 again, Stadia's 120 new games, and more!

The Playlist: Dragon's Dogma, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Sayonara Wild Hearts, SNES Mini

Tabletop Time: The Expanse, Betrayal Legacy

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #303: Site Reliability at DEV with Molly Struve

January 16, 2020 at 6:00AM • 31 minutes

Molly Struve is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer at DEV, the company that runs the blogging website dev.to. She and Brittany unpack what site reliability means, Molly's fondness of Elasticsearch and how Molly creates all of her witty and educational content.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #67: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 67 - "Oscar Noms"

January 15, 2020 at 2:00AM • 40 minutes

OSCAR NOMS ARE OUT AND THE POD... GOES... mild...

Plus all the nerdy movie news, rumors, and hot takes you can handle.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #460: Listen to the Jar

January 14, 2020 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

DISCUSSED: A fun and creepy new face swap app; Twitter is not creating much new happy; this leads to a discussion of generational perceptions about what's acceptable or even desirable (especially with Apple products); praise for the podcast, The Dream; Merlin gets a new clock; the origin of #MerlinsPoopList; who pays $168 for a bikini?; Merlin has uvula problems; Dan explores P&S Liquid and an upsetting gurgling noise; and, finally, "Back to the Mac 2020™" kicks off with a first dive into the magic of Obdev's LaunchBar.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #321: Michele Morrow: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Xbox Series X, Batman Capture the Knight, Link's Awakening, Another Sight, Virtua Racing, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Witcher 3, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Boneworks

January 13, 2020 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 27 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Michele Morrow from Good Game and Eleague to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's Pokemon Direct, more Batman teases, exclusives for Xbox Series X, and a new Switch Pro?

The Playlist: Link's Awakening, Another Sight, Virtua Racing, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Witcher 3, Wolfenstein Youngblood

YOUR Top 5s of the Decade

VR Talk: Boneworks

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #302: Ruby Autoformatter! with Penelope Phippen

January 9, 2020 at 6:00AM • 40 minutes

Penelope Phippen makes Rubyfmt, and was previously a lead maintainer of the RSpec testing framework. She’s been writing Ruby for just about a decade, and still remembers 1.8.6. She and Brittany discuss Rspec, Ruby Central and her thoughts on the Ruby community.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #66: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 66 - "G'day's and Bidets"

January 8, 2020 at 2:00AM • 28 minutes

This week we get political AF! We chat about the Golden Globes massacre with Ricky Gervais, Harvey "Walker" Weinstein, and much more! Plus "Batman" news, how much money Disney is bringing in, some Kevin Smith nuggets, and why oh why are we getting a 4 hour "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood".

ALSO - tons of "Rise of Skywalker" stuff.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.