Dropkick Murphys formed in Massachusetts in 1996. For over twenty years, they’ve made music that’s reflected the culture and community they’ve come from, including their platinum single “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” In January 2017, they released their ninth album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, which includes the song “Blood.” In this episode, guitarist Tim Brennan breaks down how the music for “Blood” was made, and the band founder Ken Casey explains the inspiration behind the lyrics.
What will a Trump presidency mean for the future of the planet? In the first of our new monthly podcasts for Guardian members, in which expert panelists and journalists tackle your queries on the subjects you consider most pressing, we consider climate change policy in the Trump era. What should we expect – and what can we do about it? https://www.theguardian.com/membership/audio/2017/feb/02/we-need-to-talk-about-climate-change-guardian-members-exclusive-podcast?utm_source=eml&utm_medium=emlf&utm_campaign=NS-MB-LD/SE-17_6feb2017&CMP_TU=mrtn&CMP_BUNIT=mem&att5=
Marc had prejudged comedian Joe DeRosa. He thought he was a Philly tough guy who wouldn’t want to have anything to do with a guy like Marc. Now that they’re friends and realize how similar they are, they can commiserate about the insecurities and doubt that plagued both of their careers. Also, John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn stop by to compare facial hair. This episode is sponsored by Hint Water, Squarespace, and Blue Apron.
The O’Reilly Bots Podcast: The 2017 bot outlook with one of the field’s early adopters.In this episode of the O’Reilly Bots Podcast, Pete Skomoroch and I speak with Chris Messina, bot evangelist, creator of the hashtag, and, until recently, developer experience lead at Uber. We talk about the origins of MessinaBot, ruminate on the need for bots that truly exploit their medium rather than imitating older apps, and take a look at what’s ahead for bots in 2017.Discussion points:
Traditional résumés provide the same comprehensive overview regardless of who’s reading; MessinaBot customizes the experience of learning about its creator, and draws together content that’s ordinarily spread across many channels.
“Conversational commerce,” the messaging trend that Messina named in 2015
Messina’s work with Esther Crawford, who launched her résumé bot EstherBot in 2016
The state of bot skeuomorphism
Product Hunt’s role in the popular emergence of bots
For small businesses, setting up a bot interface could be easier than creating a traditional website. Until recently, Path’s Talk app even had a call center to route messages to businesses that didn’t have messaging capabilities.
Journalist Evan Osnos discusses the Silicon Valley survivalists who are stockpiling food and weapons and investing in luxury underground bunkers. "They feel a sense of fragility in our politics."
CodePen recently switched from GitHub to self-hosted GitLab. We’re happy with it! In this episode, Chris, Rachel, and Tim talk about the differences between GitHub and GitLab, why we decided to make the change, the features we like, and how the team managed the switch.
Codeship on CodePen Radio
Speaking of surveillance, USA TODAY has a really strange live feed of Inauguration Day.
No news commentary, no reporters, just a live feed that switches between cameramen.
It’s being shot from strange angles that give the feel of CCTV and all audio is environmental.
You can hear people talking in the background.
It has shown everything from the speech, to the performances, idle moments outside the white house, the luncheon, and currently the parade.
It’s really strange but super interesting.
Go check it out if you haven’t seen it.
Today we caught up with Jeany Ngo, a designer by day at Airbnb, artist and creator and cosplayer by night. We dig into her journey into design, internships and hustle, art and cosplay, aphantasia and logic, and so much more.