Author and designer Jeremy Keith talks about his new book, Resilient Web Design, and why we keep making the same mistakes over and over.
Collin is joined by Marco Arment and Gus Mueller during WWDC to talk about conferences past and present.
Daniel and Manton discuss the new JSON Feed format and initial public reaction to it. They talk about Panic’s source code being stolen, and Daniel celebrates/laments his new MacBook Pro.
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Announcing JSON Feed – Official announcement of JSON Feed 1.0.
jsonfeed-wp – WordPress plugin supporting automated generation of JSON Feed compatible feeds.
Micro.blog – Manton’s microblogging service.
Brent on JSON Feed – Brent Simmons shares his thoughts on the announcement…
Manton on JSON Feed – … and Manton shares his.
The Case of the Stolen Source Code – Panic details the theft of their source code, subsequent ransom threat, and what they’re doing about it.
Join Joshua Garrity and guests Jon Salmon and Sean Bell, as they cover The Fullbright Company’s Gone Home.
Could Costa Rica’s green energy policy work in our utopian dream?
Is Estonia’s revolutionary digital policy a contender for a perfect country?
I’ve started a podcast.
Each episode, I find a smart person somewhere on the planet, and we talk about The Important Thing. I suspect we’re going to wander a bit, but wandering is usually the best part.
I’m just delighted to kick off the first episode1 with Tiff Arment where The Important Thing is pens2. In this first episode, we talk pen origin stories, we dive deep on fountain pens, and, uh, we talk video games, too.
Enjoy it now or download for later:
Wow. There are a lot of moving parts in setting up a podcast. This is a beta release and I continue to tinker with all the things. Special thanks to Marco Arment for saving my ass no less than three times during this process. I’m working on getting The Important Thing feed posted to all the usual places. If you’ve done such a thing within WordPress, please join the #theimportantthing channel on the Rands Leadership Slack and let’s chat. There’s a proper RSS feedback coming later today. ↩
Tiff provided this amazing shot of the pens we discuss. ↩
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The North Seas Countries’ Offshore Grid Initiative would knit together the power grids of the countries adjacent to the North Sea, and enable a far greater share of renewables—especially offshore wind—on the northern European grid than would be possible otherwise. It would also make it possible to use Norway’s substantial hydro capacity as a giant battery to balance out the variability of wind and solar on the grid. And in the longer term, it could be a key part of a European “supergrid” that would connect the transmission grids of all of Europe, and potentially even tap the massive solar capacity of the Middle East and northern Africa. These are big, bold ideas, and implementing them won’t be easy or cheap, but the benefits would be enormous… so much so that building these transmission links might be inevitable. But the planning alone has already gone on for at least seven years, and while some of the countries that would connect to the North Seas Offshore Grid are already building parts of their contribution to it, there is still much work to be done…and building the physical infrastructure might be the easy part! In this episode we talk with a Dutch expert who has been directly involved in evaluating and planning for these supergrids to see where they now stand, what their potential costs and benefits are, and what we might expect in the future.
Geek rating: 4
Guest: Kees van der Leun graduated from Utrecht University with an MSc in Physics in 1986. He joined Ecofys as its third employee and was involved in the management of the company ever since. At present, he is Managing Partner at Ecofys leading the development of its strategic consultancy, deploying the full value of the wide range of expertise available in the company. Kees was involved in various projects concerning the North Sea energy system, and he took part in the steering group of the work Ecofys did for TenneT on their stakeholder process for the grid connection of the new generation of offshore wind farms in The Netherlands. At present, he leads a team developing a vision on how to accelerate the integrated approach to the future North Sea energy system.
On Twitter: @Sustainable2050
On the Web: ecofys.com
Recording date: December 16, 2016
Air date: January 11, 2017
Press release: “Ecofys Joins Navigant, Scaling Global Energy and Sustainability Expertise” (Nov 11, 2016)
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Ecofys, “Managing stakeholder consultation”
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Friends of the Supergrid
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Christopher Cadelago, “Jerry Brown strikes defiant tone: ‘California will launch its own damn satellite’,” Sacramento Bee. (Dec 14, 2016)
Matthew Dalton, Inti Landauro, and Rebecca Smith, “Coverup at French Nuclear Supplier Sparks Global Review,” Wall Street Journal. (Dec 13, 2016)
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Tom Randall, “World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind,” Bloomberg. (Dec 14, 2016)
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To mark the 10-year anniversary of Apple’s Get a Mac ads, Campaign US asked members of the creative team, the crew and the actors to talk about how the award-winning series came to life.
The untold back stories are cool—especially the bits about dealing with Steve Jobs. But for anyone who loved the ads, the 50-minute podcast with actors John Hodgman (PC) and Justin Long (Mac) is priceless.
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