Posts Tagged ‘podcast’

Podcast Episode #1: It’s An Alpha, or We’ll Do It Live

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Last night Dylan Wilbanks and I sat down at our respective computers in Seattle and Bellingham and made the first episode of our podcast: Squirrel and Moose.

It wasn’t quite a disaster, but it came pretty close at times. My desktop seems to have an allergic reaction to microphones, so my connection cut out several times before swapping to a laptop seems to have fixed up the problem.

Between tech problems (and Dylan’s heroic efforts to fix them) we decide to piss everyone off. Our first topic is to pick fun at the strangely uninspiring iOS6 (especially its new Maps app) and Dylan gets into a monologue about skeumorphism (the worst of all morphs). After that we dive straight into the kind of territory only two white men can possibly do the worst, and discuss the topic of sexism by taking about a tweet by user experience superstar Whitney Hess wherein she takes men to task for calling women girls (and the conversation of tweets that followed).

Dylan kept it professional while I blindly forged through the minefield while describing my own experiences with the terminology.

You can listen to the show via 3rd Avenue Radio, which will make every episode of ours available via RSS and iTunes.

Squirrel and Moose Episode #1: It’s An Alpha, or We’ll Do It Live

When you’re done listening, tell me what you think via any of the response options below! I love feedback (except the loud microphone kind). Feel free to use the hashtag #squoose to discuss it as well.

 

Squirrel and Moose

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Squirrel and Moose

Starting tonight I’ll be creating a weekly podcast about making websites with one of the most thought-provoking web designers I know, Dylan Wilbanks. Broadcasting humor and thoughtful commentary on the current issues of web design, development, and technology from the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest, we’ll be putting up a new episode every Thursday night.

We’re being provided hosting by 3rdaverad.io, which will be making the podcasts available (for the price of free) via RSS and iTunes, alongside their other great programs, including Jeff Croft’s and Mat May’s Weekly Chat.

Tonight we’ll be kicking the tires and checking the oil with our pilot episode, and will be getting the resulting product hosted as soon as possible for the pleasure of your ears and brains. I hope you’ll take the time to check us out!

The Squirrel in Crisp Audio! SitePoint podcast “HTML5 is a beautiful mess”

Friday, January 15th, 2010

On Wednesday I had the honor and pleasure of participating in a podcast recording session with HTML5 Doctor Bruce Lawson, Beginning Web Design author Ian Lloyd, and SitePoint’s Kevin Yank in a discussion about HTML5, and whether it’s just exploded over all our face.

The end product, “HTML5 is a beautiful mess” is now up at SitePoint. I’d be tickled pink if you took the time to listen.

As you may recall, I discussed ranted about this subject on Monday with the strip The HTML5 Show (AKA a Mess) and the related post.

Mostly, HTML5′s a mess in the political sense. The organizations behind it (W3C and WHATWG) are increasingly in conflict with one another. Additionally, in my opinion, Ian Hickson is increasingly disregarding any attempt at a legitimate process and simply putting what he pleases in the spec, as he pleases.

The podcast touches on that matter, and spins out to the state of the actual implementation of HTML5 itself, whether there’s a challenge in getting designers and developers to start using it, the issues of accessibility in <canvas>, and how delightful it’d be to move past plugins.

If I have one beef with the whole podcast, it’s the fact that I’m talking with a pair of Brits. Which, as every movie-going American knows, instantly sound more clever due to their crisp accents. Also, if the transcript is any guide, my sentences tend to roll off the rail quite a bit, inflicting casualties to adherents to the English language.

So, if you have the time, please go have a listen, and then please come on back here and post any thoughts you had at my butchery of verbs, the points that the participants brought up (or even better, the points we didn’t) and how lovely Bruce Lawson’s voice is.