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  1. Track Changes: Make HTML great again! 03/08/2016

    Podcast #3: Make HTML Great Again

    We renamed our newsletter "Track Changes." Hopefully this is not too confusing. The newsletter archives have moved too! Onward…

    Which candidate has the best web platform? To find out, we viewed source. It’s the Track Changes, the newsletter (and podcast) of Postlight for March 8— subscribe here.

    “The last couple election cycles, your typical Republican website looked like it was ten years older than it was, and was prepared by dogs.” –Paul

    But things have changed. This week we go deep inside the source code of the presidential candidates’ websites and assess their (web) platforms. Which candidates have the best technology platforms—and which are phoning it in? Spoiler: If you want to be the big winner in the primaries, don’t use WordPress. No insult to WordPress. Just the facts.

    You can listen on: 


    Soundcloud (direct link)


    Directly from the web

    And here’s the RSS feed.

    And now, here’s what we learned:

    Hillary Clinton


    Validation Errors: 7

    Platform: Appears to be native

    Fundraising: Appears to be native

    Notes: Very modern site, big platform. Event search and caching. Secret comments:

    Good platform? Two thumbs up.

    Notes: “It’s thoughtful. They didn’t overreach, it seems, and it’s fast.”–Rich

    “I’ll be honest, it made me more comfortable with Hillary Clinton, to look at her source code.”–Paul


    Bernie Sanders


    Validation Errors: 13

    Platform: WordPress

    Fundraising: ActBlue

    Notes: Big mess in there, on a typical WordPress build-out. Nice phone-bank feature.

    Good platform? Two thumbs down.

    Takeaway: “You know what Bernie should have done? He should have hired a high priced, high powered, capitalist web agency, they would have probably killed it for him.” –Rich

    Marco Rubio


    Validation Errors: 164 (oof)

    Platform: WordPress

    Fundraising: Stripe

    Good platform? Paul & Rich: Thumbs down.

    Takeaway: “Just a disaster. They just, they didn’t care. I bet Rubio’s campaign started on SquareSpace.” –Paul

    Donald Trump


    Validation Errors: 17

    Platform: Appears to be custom.

    Fundraising: Victory Passport (Targeted Victory)

    Notes: Dependencies on jQuery and CloudFlare. Lot of iFrames, which means he’s hiding a lot of his issues.

    Good platform? Two thumbs up (for the technology).

    Takeaway: “He uses the same technology used in drones to collect money from supporters.” –Rich

    Ted Cruz


    Validation Errors: 19

    Platform: WordPress

    Fundraising: Victory Passport (Targeted Victory)

    Notes: Didn’t have the foresight to grab, apparently:

    Good platform? Rich: Thumbs up. Paul: Sideways thumb.

    Takeaway: “This passes muster, I would say.” -Rich. Also, Ted Cruz may be the Zodiac Killer.

    John Kasich


    Validation Errors: 9

    Platform: WordPress

    Fundraising: Spark Pay (from Capital One) (siggggggh)

    Notes: Pingback + special CSS for versions of IE going back to version 8. This site is built for 2006.

    Good platform? Two thumbs down.

    Takeaway: “I’m just assuming the average Kasich fan is using a Windows XP machine…they’re at death’s door, both them and their computers.” –Paul 

    Ben Carson


    Validation Errors: 19

    Platform: Wordpress

    Fundraising: Victory Passport (Targeted Victory)

    Good platform? Two thumbs down.

    Takeaway: “More WordPress. If you want to lose an election…” –Paul “This is the most important pattern we’ve found. All of the losers are on WordPress.”—Rich

    Chris Christie


    Validation Errors: 19

    Platform: Wordpress

    Fundraising: Victory Passport (Targeted Victory)

    Notes: Ulgh god make it stop.

    Good platform? Two thumbs down.

    Takeaway: “Again, nothing to do with his political biases or anything, this is a garbage site and it gets a thumbs down.” -Paul

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  2. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 135, With Special Guest Adam Lisagor

    The Talk Show

    ‘Put a Nipple on It’, With Special Guest Adam Lisagor

    Saturday, 7 November 2015

    Special guest Adam Lisagor returns to the show. Topics include the new Apple TV (why we both love it, despite several 1.0 flaws), 4K video, 3D movies, and Adam’s excellent new series “Computer Show”.

    Download MP3.

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    The photo I sent to Adam at the start of the show.

    FireCore aTV Flash.

    Computer Show.

    The Computer Chronicles.

    Pako — the silly little car chase game I’m digging on Apple TV.

    Faces of Death.

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

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  3. WTF with Marc Maron Podcast - Episode 613 - President Barack Obama

    Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head. You loved him on Morning Sedition. You kinda liked him on The Marc Maron Show. You tolerated him on Break Room Live. Now, embrace him on a show from which he cannot be fired - WTF with Marc Maron.

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  4. Longform Podcast #163: Matthew Shaer

    Matthew Shaer is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York, GQ, and The Atavist Magazine. “I could not turn off the freelance switch in my head. I could not not be thinking about these different types of stories. My Google Alert list looks like a serial killer's.”

    Thanks to MailChimp, Squarespace, Howl, and MasterClass for sponsoring this week's episode.

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  5. Stop Podcasting Yourself 396 - John Hodgman and John Roderick | Maximum Fun


    Stop Podcasting Yourself


    John Hodgman


    John Roderick

    The hilarious and charming John Hodgman and the charming and hilarious John Roderick join us to talk about print magazines, fashion risks, and one another's prized possessions.

    Download episode 396 here. (right-click)

    Email us at "spy [at] maximumfun [dot] org" or phone us at (206) 339-8328.

    Brought to you by:

    (click here for the full recap)

    Margaret Atwood's robot pen

    Alton Brown

    The Keg

    No Name Brand

    Frederick and Nelson

    Cowichan sweater

    Yeti Cooler

    Bob Hoskins in Brazil

    Bob Dylan in a hoodie

    Braille Playboy

    Bottles and jars by Chris von Szombathy

    Jeff Ament

    Zucchini races

    I'd Do Anything for Love (not that, though)

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  6. How the illusion of control leads you to perpetually wait for your life to begin / Boing Boing

    Over the years, when most patients have first met psychiatrist Michael I. Bennett, they have tended to believe they would soon to get to know a trusted confidant who would sit quietly, listen intently, and eventually deliver something he says is scientifically impossible: a way to make all their bad feelings go away.

    “I’d say, ‘Well, what’s your goal with this problem?’ explains Bennett. “And they would say, ‘Of course, it’s to feel better. It’s to improve it. It’s to solve it,’ and I’d be essentially saying, ‘Fuck that! That’s not going to happen.'”

    Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud

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    In the show, you’ll hear Michael elaborate on why that is. In this episode, our guests are Harvard-trained psychiatrist Michael I. Bennett and his comedy writer daughter Sarah Bennett whose new book, Fuck Feelings, makes the case for accepting the illusion of control as a guiding principle for living a better life.

    Time and again, study after study, psychologists have found that in situations in which the outcomes are clearly, undoubtably random or otherwise outside the realm of control, people tend to latch onto any shred of evidence that could be interpreted otherwise. It’s a habit that can lead to self-loathing, ineffectual strategies for change, and lives filled with missed opportunities and squandered productivity.

    As the Bennetts explain in the book, most people seek a therapist in an effort to actively deny that they don’t have any control over their emotions. Stuck in a neurotic, fruitless loop, people begin to wonder why they can’t achieve perpetual happiness or erase their proclivity to procrastinate. If they could just fix the things they see as broken, they could then become the people they’ve always wanted to be and finally begin their lives.

    But just how much control do you really have over your feelings or your essential nature? According to the Bennetts, much less than you would like to believe. Your efforts are better spent elsewhere.

    In this episode, listen as Michael and Sarah explain what you should be doing instead, and why they say – “Fuck feelings.”

    After the interview, I discuss a news story about how people can be fooled into believing a meal is delicious when told a master chef cooked the meal.

    In every episode, after I read a bit of self delusion news, I taste a cookie baked from a recipe sent in by a listener/reader. That listener/reader wins a signed copy of my new book, “You Are Now Less Dumb,” and I post the recipe on the YANSS Pinterest page. This episode’s winner is Tiffany R Carrell who submitted a recipe for buttermilk cookies. Send your own recipes to david {at}

    Links and Sources

    Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud

    Previous Episodes

    Boing Boing Podcasts

    Cookie Recipes

    The Illusion of Control

    Fuck Feelings

    Can A Meal’s Presentation Change Your Perception Of Its Overall Quality?

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