A recent New Yorker piece chronicles how funding for the new film "Citizen Koch" was halted because of pressure applied on PBS from philanthropist and conservative businessman David Koch. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, whose last film, "Trouble the Water", was nominated for an Oscar, discuss their documentary investigation into conservative efforts to dismantle organized labor in Wisconsin — and the controversy over the Koch-tied funding withheld from their project.
This episode was recorded 17 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.
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Tim Wood, CTO of The Omni Group, talks about how Omni got started and what it was like being a NeXT developer before the acquisition.
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This episode is also sponsored by Microsoft Azure Mobile Services. Mobile Services is a great way to provide backend services — syncing and other things — for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps. If you’ve been to the website already, you’ve seen the tutorials where you input code into a browser window. And that’s an easy way to get started. But don’t be fooled: Mobile Services is deep. You can write in your favorite text editor and deploy via Git. Regular-old Git, not Git# . Git.
Things we mention, in order of appearance (more or less):
University of Washington
Department of Defense
Read-write Optical drives
Massively multiplayer games
William Morris Agency
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Enterprise Objects Framework
Own the Wheel
iCloud Core Data Syncing
Neil Gaiman, multi-award winning popular author, talks to Janice Forsyth about his latest book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, comics, graphic novels, Edinburgh, Doctor Who and much more.
The creator of ‘Veronica Mars,’ and the indie filmmaker who broke the law to make a movie.
Gabe and Erik are joined by Merlin Mann to talk about starting over, what you really should be doing with your life, verbing, inventors, and emotional petshops.
David Sparks joins Gabe and Erik to talk about why he switched from writing paper books to writing iBooks. Along the way they touch on
ideas, tools, inspiration, collaboration, and Star Wars.
Dan and Merlin talk about "Cranking" - Merlin’s latest post at 43folders.com.
TOPIC: Modern Media Management: Metadata and Smart Playlists
The Problem: John does not believe in The Cloud.
TOPIC: Words mean things.
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