December 29th, 2014 – January 5th, 2015

  1. Roderick on the Line, Ep. 137: “Arsenal of Civilization”

    The Problem: Gary’s gotta go.

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  2. The Productivity Show, Episode 2: Journaling

    We discuss the topic of Journaling - why you should do it, how and our favorite apps for this habit.

    —Huffduffed by martijnengler

  3. Crypto wars oder Die Freiheit im Netz |

    Kryptografie ist eine alte Sache, die sich mit dem Beginn des Internetzeitalters radikal verändert. Jetzt geht es nicht mehr darum, bestimmte geheime Botschaften von Militärs, Diplomaten, Agenten oder Politikern zu ver- bzw. entschlüsseln, sondern die globale Massenkommunikation vor ihrer massenhaften Erfassung zu schützen. Der Kampf um die Offenheit des Internets ist zugleich ein Kampf um den Schutz der Privatsphäre. Das führte zu den sogenannten crypto wars in den 90er-Jahren: Der offensichtliche Versuch, kryptografische Verfahren zur Wahrung der Privatsphäre durch – von Politik und Geheimdiensten – vorgeschriebene Hintertüren zu umgehen. Der alte Kampf der Geheimdienste gegen die Verschlüsselung, die ihren Anspruch, jede Kommunikation lesen und auf alle Daten zugreifen zu können, einschränkt, ist im 21. Jahrhundert in eine neue Phase getreten. Die “Crypto-Wars 2.0″ werden mit geheimen Abhöranordnungen, mit geheimdienstlichem Hacking und dem Einsatz von Trojanern ausgefochten, ebenso wie durch brachiale juristische Maßnahmen zur Knebelung und Verpflichtung der amerikanischen Internetanbieter, auf deren Sicherheitsversprechen sich die meisten Nutzer verlassen.

    —Huffduffed by Merom

  4. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 106, With Guests John Siracusa and Guy English

    The Talk Show

    ‘Star Wars Holiday Spectacular’, With Guests John Siracusa and Guy English

    Wednesday 31 December 2014

    A brief chat about the Star Wars movies, with special guests John Siracusa and Guy English.

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    Michael Heilemann’s Kitbashed (highly recommended).

    “Plinkett” reviews The Phantom Menace (sort of kind of not really recommended).

    Original poster for Star Wars.

    Leigh Brackett’s script for The Empire Strikes Back.

    —Huffduffed by brianmedema

  5. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 105, With Guest Jason Snell

    The Talk Show

    ‘George Lucas Called’, With Jason Snell

    Tuesday, 30 December 2014

    Special guest Jason Snell joins the show for a year-end extravaganza. Topics include Jason’s first three months writing (and podcasting) as an indie at his new Six Colors; a look back at his 20-year career at MacUser and soon thereafter Macworld; tricky edge cases when booking sponsorships, and the whole situation with separating advertising sales from editorial integrity when you’re running a one-person publication; the Sony/North Korea hacking and The Interview, and iTunes’s slightly belated release thereof; and we pour one out for good old Movable Type.

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    McSweeney’s: “Email Addresses It Would Be Really Hard to Give Out Over the Phone” (a classic).

    Jason Snell at Six Colors: “No Other Gatekeeper But Me”

    Power Computing, the leading Mac clone maker.

    Mac clones.

    The 1997 merger of MacUser and Macworld.

    Chandler reading Macworld on Friends

    Daring Fireball piece on software bundles back in 2006: “The Iniquities of the Selfish”.

    Wilfredo Sanchez’s crackerjack whitepaper from 2000: “The Challenges of Integrating the Unix and Mac OS Environments”.

    Lycos, not dead yet.

    John Gruber, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell talking about Raiders of the Lost Ark on episode 8 of The Incomparable back in 2010.

    —Huffduffed by mcsmit

  6. Upgrade #16: The 2014 Upgradies - Relay FM

    This episode of Upgrade plays host to the first ever ‘Upgradies’ awards! Jason and Myke talk about some of their favourite gadgets, games and podcasts of the year, amongst many other categories.

    —Huffduffed by ttimsmith

  7. WTF with Marc Maron Podcast - Louis C.K. from 2010

    Originally published as a two-part episode in October 2010, this conversation between Marc and Louis C.K. was chosen by Slate as the #1 podcast episode of all time. It is presented here for the first time as a single, uninterrupted episode.

    —Huffduffed by JackLondon

  8. Staatliche Überwachung: Befallen vom Überwachungsvirus |

    Über den Autor/die Autorin markus Markus Beckedahl ist Gründer und Chefredakteur von Er ist Partner bei newthinking communications GmbH, Gründer der re:publica, engagiert sich ehrenamtlich als Sprecher des Vereins Digitale Gesellschaft e.V., für Creative Commons Deutschland ist Mitglied im Medienrat der Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg und eine Karteileiche bei den Grünen. Kontakt: Mail: markus (ett) Telefon: +49-30-92105-986 (zu Arbeitszeiten) Webseite: Facebook: Profil Twitter: @netzpolitik, Instagram: @netzpolitik Google+ Profil

    —Huffduffed by nebuchad

  9. Pragmatic - Tech Distortion

    Igloo Software: If you’ve ever worked in a corporate environment, you know how painful intranets can be. Often times they are poorly designed repositories of stale information, and people wind up avoiding them by just emailing file attachments back and forth.


    Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like. It’s built with easy-to-use apps, like file sharing, blogs, calendars and task management, and it works on any device – from your laptop to your tablet to your phone. Best of all, you don’t need to hire a team of developers for just one small change. The drag-and-drop interface and WYSIWYG editor make it as easy to update as the consumer apps you use at home.


    Check out to get started. It’s free to use with up to 10 people.

    —Huffduffed by benwu

  10. The Productivity Show, Episode 1: Welcome!

    —Huffduffed by martijnengler