demmons / David Emmons

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  1. Retronauts Episode 98: Mac Gaming in the ’80s | Retronauts

    Retronauts

    Retronauts Episode 98: Mac Gaming in the ’80s

    Jeremy Parish

    May 8, 2017 1:08 PM

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    Mission control for @retronauts; former EIC of http://1UP.com  and http://USgamer.net ; taking dapper (and frogs) back from the Nazis.

    The very first episode of Retronauts East explored the PC gaming side of things with a look at the platform that kicked off computer games in earnest: The Apple II. This week, Ben and Benj and I have reconvened for a follow-up. That’s right, we’re talking about the next major Apple gaming platform, the Mac.

    Although most people think of Mac gaming as a contradiction in terms, there were enough unique games — and enough games that introduced revolutionary play concepts — that we had to break this study of the Mac platform into two halves! This time around, we spend nearly two hours examining Mac games of the ’80s; at some point in the future, we’ll hit the ’90s. And there really is a critical and meaning distinction between the two. Up until the launch of System 7 in 1991, almost all Mac games were designed to be compatible with the basic Mac platform: High-resolution (for the time) black-and-white screens. Color was a nicety, and usually not even an option, throughout the ’80s. The arrival of universal color systems and CD-ROM systems would bring massive change to the Mac in its second decade of existence. This episode, however, centers entirely on the unique gaming ecosystem that existed on Mac from 1984-1990.

    Episode description: Retronauts East’s journey through the history of Apple-based gaming continues with an in-depth look at the unique world of monochrome Mac gaming. Ben Elgin, Benj Edwards, and Jeremy Parish discuss the miracle of the mouse and the hotness of HyperCard.

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    Notes on music: There wasn’t really any music to speak of in the Mac games we covered this time around, so I jumped ahead to the ’90s and pulled some incidental tunes from one of the future works we mentioned a couple of times in passing: Myst. And for the cover art, I decided to eschew my usual watercolors because, well, Mac was monochrome — and not just monochrome, but one-bit black-and-white. I managed to hit most of the big games we discussed this episode: Alice Through the Looking Glass, Scarab of Ra, Stunt Copter, Shadowgate, Shufflepuck Cafe, Shanghai, and even Dark Castle.

    Supplemental links: I want to throw out links to two works worth checking out for further reading. First is The Digital Antiquarian’s retrospective on Cliff Johnson’s The Fool’s Errand, which covers the game with depth we couldn’t even begin to approach in podcast first. Second, I highly recommend Revolution in the Valley by Andy Herzfield, a fascinating first-person account of the creation of the Macintosh. I’d really hoped to re-read the book to refresh my memory on some of the finer points of the system’s birth before the show, but I ended up sinking all my time into exploring the games themselves… which are the more important consideration for this particular podcast, yeah?

    Finally, big thanks to Benj for his wonderfully ridiculous mailbag theme. I thought he was joking, but nope…

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    https://retronauts.com/article/324/retronauts-episode-98-mac-gaming-in-the-80s

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  2. TPD 156 - Merlin Mann “An Old Man’s Reframe”

    For the 4 year anniversary episode of TPD, it was my pleasure to have been joined by one of my favorite podcasters of all time - Merlin Mann!  I talk with Merlin about his history in podcasting, working with his co-hosts, the difference in his shows and some of his favorite podcasts!   If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting TPD on Patreon! Links Merlin Mann (Twitter) (Blog) 43 Folders 

    Getting Things Done, by David Allen Macbreak Weekly Ep. 7 Merlin’s Podstand Reconciliable Differences Ep. 2 Merlin’s Cat You Look Nice Today "Parlor Parlor" John Roderick Interview You Look Nice Today Roderick on the Line Back to Work Reconciliable Differences Do by Friday

    http://thepodcastdigest.com/tpd-156-merlin-mann-an-old-mans-reframe

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  3. 206 Magic and Eberron - Gaming and BS RPG Podcast

    Manifest Zone co-hosts Wayne Chang and Kristian Serrano join us to clear up low magic, high magic and touch on Eberron and how it’s NOT high magic.

    https://gamingandbs.com/magic-and-eberron-gbs206/

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  4. Episode 142: Talking about Russia - Dilbert Blog

    Topics: 

    Would a destabilized U.S. or Russia or China be good thing?

    Would any of the three really want the others destabilized?

    Josh Rogin tweet exchange…he says he isn’t a NeverTrumper

     

    I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

    See all of my Periscope videos here.

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    http://blog.dilbert.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Episode-142-Talking-about-Russia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2018/07/16/episode-142-talking-about-russia/

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  5. Episode 141: Trump Derangement Syndrome, Mind-Reading, Climate Change and Racism - Dilbert Blog

    Topics: 

    Josh Rogin demonstrates TDS, mind-reading illusion and moving the goalposts

    President Trump meeting Putin…what will happen?

    CO2 emissions dramatically reduced by U.S.

    Climate change sense of urgency has largely evaporated

    Elon Musk solves problems…why are people going after him?

    Implementing Hawk Newsome’s suggestion…

    “I reject racism in all its forms”

     

    I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

    See all of my Periscope videos here.

    Find my WhenHub Interface app here.

    http://blog.dilbert.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Episode-141-Trump-Derangement-Syndrome-Mind-Reading-Climate-Change-and-Racism.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2018/07/15/episode-141-trump-derangement-syndrome-mind-reading-climate-change-and-racism/

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  6. Episode 140: Trump’s UK visit, Russian Hackers and the Republican Brand - Dilbert Blog

    Topics: 

    Indictment of Russians for hacking

    Where’s the evidence?

    In today’s world, no evidence = no credibility

    We now know, Guccifer wasn’t real…maybe

    Whiteboard – Hawk Newsome’s anti-racism suggestion

    The power and importance of brand, both personal and group

    Brand management, “Liar pattern” and your external face

    Conservative resentment of being told to begin doing SJW virtue signaling

     

    I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

    See all of my Periscope videos here.

    Find my WhenHub Interface app here.

    http://blog.dilbert.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Episode-140-Trumps-UK-visit-Russian-Hackers-and-the-Republican-Brand.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2018/07/14/episode-140-trumps-uk-visit-russian-hackers-and-the-republican-brand/

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  7. Episode 140: Trump’s UK visit, Russian Hackers and the Republican Brand - Dilbert Blog

    Topics: 

    Indictment of Russians for hacking

    Where’s the evidence?

    In today’s world, no evidence = no credibility

    We now know, Guccifer wasn’t real…maybe

    Whiteboard – Hawk Newsome’s anti-racism suggestion

    The power and importance of brand, both personal and group

    Brand management, “Liar pattern” and your external face

    Conservative resentment of being told to begin doing SJW virtue signaling

     

    I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

    See all of my Periscope videos here.

    Find my WhenHub Interface app here.

    http://blog.dilbert.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Episode-140-Trumps-UK-visit-Russian-Hackers-and-the-Republican-Brand.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2018/07/14/episode-140-trumps-uk-visit-russian-hackers-and-the-republican-brand/

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  8. Episode 139: Stzrok’s Body Language, Theresa May - Dilbert Blog

    Topics: 

    Strzok was biased…like everybody else

    Was he fired for the appearance of bias, not actual bias?

    Strzok’s smirk, did it say “I’m winning”?

    Baby Trump balloon defense system

    Trump and May appear comfortable with each other this morning

    President Trump’s tea with the Queen today

     

    I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

    See all of my Periscope videos here.

    Find my WhenHub Interface app here.

    http://blog.dilbert.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Episode-139-Stzroks-Body-Language-Theresa-May.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2018/07/13/episode-139-stzroks-body-language-theresa-may/

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  9. Episode 138: Hot Take on Strzok’s Testimony so Far - Dilbert Blog

    Topics: 

    Strzok explanation of his text: “No, we’ll stop him”

    What’s more likely, a complex explanation…or a simple one?

    Sending personal texts and email from your work devices

     

    I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

    See all of my Periscope videos here.

    Find my WhenHub Interface app here.

    http://blog.dilbert.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Episode-138-Hot-Take-on-Strzoks-Testimony-so-Far.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2018/07/12/episode-138-hot-take-on-strzoks-testimony-so-far/

    —Huffduffed by demmons

  10. Real Talk: How to Make Work Not Suck

    As 360 Magazine Editor Chris Congdon hosts a revealing conversation on how to build trust and the ongoing search for purpose at work, organizational psychologist Adam Grant shares why team building activities don’t work, why the corner office sends a bad signal and why procrastination can be a key ingredient to creativity.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/steelcase/how-to-make-work-not-suck-with-adam-grant
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:35:14 GMT Available for 30 days after download

    —Huffduffed by demmons

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