January 17th, 2017 – January 24th, 2017

  1. The One About Pens – Rands in Repose

    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. Here’s a handy feed that I’m submitting to all the things.

    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’d like to discuss this podcast, please join the #theimportantthing channel on the Rands Leadership Slack and let’s chat. ↩

    Tiff provided this amazing shot of the pens we discuss. ↩


    —Huffduffed by manyhighways

  2. 205: People Don’t Use the Weird Parts

    Follow up: MacRumors talks with Lattner


    LLVM Bytecode vs. LLVM Bitcode







    Swift Open Source

    Casey’s love letter to Swift enums

    Swift Evolution "Commonly Rejected Changes" list

    asm.js, WebAssembly & TypeScript


    Casey’s primer series

    Garbage collection vs. ARC




    Go’s garbage collection

    Java Native Interface

    Ending theme by Jonathan Mann

    Post-show Neutral

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  3. Anil Dash — Tech’s Moral Reckoning | On Being

    Anil Dash is a technologist, social media influencer, and vocal activist for moral imagination in the digital sphere. He believes that we can all contribute to the humane potential of technology in this moment.

    —Huffduffed by mdmws

  4. Obama’s Last Interview – Pod Save America

    The Pod Save America team sits down with President Obama for his last interview as President.

    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  5. Episode 18: Game Designer Jonathan Blow Unpacks ‘The Witness’ | Maximum Fun


    Adam Ruins Everything

    On the Adam Ruins Everything podcast, Adam typically brings experts who appeared on the TV show to further expand on the arguments they make on the show. But during the off-season of the TV show, we thought we’d try something new. We are going to start bringing guests onto the show who may or may not have appeared on the show, but who are just as thoughtful and groundbreaking in their work.


    Today’s guest is Jonathan Blow, the indie game developer who is best known as the creator of Braid and

    The Witness. In The Witness, which was released last year to

    rave reviews, a player walks around a picturesque island solving complex puzzles. The puzzles themselves are not only incredibly challenging and quite philosophical, but they’re almost a glimpse into the highly intelligent mind of Jonathan himself. Jonathan attended the University of California at Berkeley, and worked several jobs including Game Developer Magazine, before releasing Braid in 2008.On the podcast, Jonathan and Adam discuss The Witness at length… including, SPOILER ALERT, the solutions to puzzles and the game’s ending! (Don’t worry, spoilers will be clearly marked, so you have time to pause.) Within the game, they discuss architecture’s role in gaming, how the game raises questions about religion and the self, and much more. If you’re planning on playing the game, we encourage you to pause the episode before it gets spoilery and play the game yourself before finishing the episode.

    —Huffduffed by maicki

  6. Scott Adams is a Really Smart Guy  |  Ricochet

    Harvard Lunch Club PodcastEp. 102: Scott Adams Is a Really Smart Guy

    January 17, 2017



    Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 18, 2017, it’s the Scott (Dilbert) Adams is a Real Smart Guy edition of the podcast brought to you by ZipRecruiter and SimpliSafe.

    This week we have the pleasure of conversing with cartoonist and hypnotist and author and Trump supporter Scott Adams. Did you know that Adams “predicted” the election of Donald Trump 26 years ago (or his elevation to Godhood anyway, see strip, February 1990) through Dogbert and then really predicted his election in 2015? Adams realized, through his grasp of techniques of persuasion, that Trump was up to something remarkable and powerful early on.

    We also talk to Scott about his ideas about immortality and global warming and a variety of other cool stuff. In the future look for the adaptation of the Harvard Lunch Club calendar to WhenHub – Adams’ most recent start-up: a timeline organizing software.

    Next, we discuss the mob of GOP foreign policy experts (e.g. Michael Chertoff, Tom Ridge and Robert Zoellick etc.) who, both during the primaries and later after Trump had won the nomination, signed #NeverTrump letters of unusual vitriol saying that they would oppose – until the doors of hell themselves opened on earth and the legions of Beelzebub belched forth – the stain that is Donald Trump.

    Well, turns out that Team Trump has not been making any job-offer type calls to those chaps who wrote their names on those billet-doux. But they (the mob) have tried to make it clear that – out of a sense of patriotic duty – they are willing to extend their expertise to help the new administration of Mr., er, Mr. President Donald Trump…should he ask. Because they feel like they ought to…it’s patriotism you understand.

    We will have our shower thoughts. And this week’s hidden gem, a propos of the opening of a new, brighter age, is Morning Glow, from the Broadway Show (Todd’s favorite) Pippin. Performed by John Rubenstein of the original cast and written by Stephen Schwartz.

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  7. Podcast med Gro Dahle | Cappelen Damm forlag

    Podcaster fra Cappelen Damm

    —Huffduffed by kmelve

  8. Meet The Seattle Musician Who Wants To ‘Make America Great Again’ Through Song | KNKX

    The 2016 presidential election transformed the political narrative across America, including Washington state. Many artists have been emboldened to create


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    —Huffduffed by lateral

  9. How creatives should negotiate

      "There are more valuable things than money in the short term." - Ramit Sethi This episode is a workshop on negotiating. Out of all the resources out there on how to negotiate, 99 percent of them are piss-poor — but I guarantee you this isn’t one of them.

    —Huffduffed by alips

  10. Noah Kagan Presents Tim Ferriss Q&A |

    In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I talk to Tim Ferriss. The world’s most famous lifehacker, recovering angel investor, and New York Times best selling

    —Huffduffed by ultgames