Episode 19 · November 24th, 2014 · 1 hr 12 mins

About this Episode

In which we're uncertain about several topics. Of course, when has this ever stopped us talking at length about such topics?

Show notes:
We are 18! And legally entitled to drink and vote.
Online payment provider CurrentC's API flaw based around returning explicit 404s against emails (tweet from @noir)
Oisin switched off his HTML email (and can't figure out how to switch it back on)
App extensions, and what Apple lets us do with them (we still don't really know (link), and we're kind of guessing neither does Apple yet)
The current state of piracy on iOS apps (figures from James Thompson and Vinny Coyne)
The South Park episode on freemium apps (wikipedia)
Monument Valley additional levels (awesome!) and some users reactions to the Inpp purchase (less than awesome)
Complain about lack of downloads & drop the price as an alternative marketing strategy? (We're uncertain if this is an actual thing)
Space Age by Neven Mrgan & Matt Comi (which we haven't played yet). And its soundtrack by Cabel Sasser (which Liam has played, on repeat)
Tim Cook's letter
Russian college removes Steve Jobs Memorial because of gay.
Command line corner!

  • J2ObjC translator: Java to Objective C converter by Google
  • Thrift by Facebook: Corba for the new millennium
  • Calaba.sh: integration testing based on Cucumber (Oisin dislikes Cucumber)
  • A dive into UIAccessibility in general
  • ogmail: You can keep your Mailbox, this is extreme back to basics email

We talk about books, books, & more books.

  • Neil Gaiman's Eternals
  • Iain M. Banks's Surface Detail
  • The Diamond Age, Anathem, and The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson (or how much Karl hates trilogies)
  • Hannu Rajaniemi's Quantum Thief series
  • Ann Lecke's Imperial Radch trilogy
  • Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy and other books
  • Laugh along while Karl and Liam have great difficulties attempting to pronounce 'Humble Bundle'.
  • John Scalzi's Old Man's War being turned into a movie.
  • Paolo Bacigalupi's Pump Six and Other Stories
  • The Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libbey, Cody Martin, Dennis Lee, Adam Higgins, Laura Patterson, and Veronica Giguere (Here's Karl's scathing review on Goodreads)

100% recorded, edited and mastered on iOS, using Auria, AudioShare and Final Touch.