We had a recording go bad a little while ago and ended up losing a potentially very good episode and wasting a guests time. So this week we talked about what happened and what to do when things go wrong. It’s all fixed now though! We also talk a bit more about PC vs Mac and my second thoughts about making the switch, and limited edition Muse CD’s.
Our Toolstar and sponsor this week is Loopback, cable free audio routing by Rogue Amoeba. Loopback gives you the power of a high-end studio mixing board, right inside your computer! We use it to manage recording guest interview episodes with VoIP.
This episode we are supposed to be talking about personal websites… we don’t really. What we DO do (dodo! wahaha!) is go off-topic, then take a diversion from the off-topic which brings us neatly to an aside and the end of the show. Great. Please don’t leave us…
I talk about WordPress specific hosting and plug Manchester based 34SP.
Mark likes his new Siteground hosting and extolls some of its virtues.
We have no Jukebox, we thought it was too long. I’m so sorry *tears*. But the Alternative Jukebox and original Jukebox are still worth a listen.
We’re back after another pretty long break with an episode about the little details that make life as a webby type bearable.
Mark introduces us to ‘Input’, a font system for coders from Font Bureau.
There’s also an update on the status of Sublime Text.
Two new tracks for the Alternative Jukebox:
My pick is ‘Japanese Electronics’ by Commix, from the 2007 album ‘Call to Mind’.
Mark’s choice is ‘You’ from Gold Panda’s 2010 album ‘Lucky Shiner’.
The original Jukebox is also on Spotify
Mark’s pic for the new Alternative Jukebox is ‘Computer World’ by Kraftwerk’s 1981 album of the same name. I revel in being allowed Lyrics with Little Dragon’s ‘Ritual Union’ from their 2011 album, also called ‘Ritual Union’.
Both tracks are on The Alt Relative Paths Playlist.
After a long, accidental break due to illness and busy, we’re back… and we don’t have a theme or subject!
Alas there’s no ToolStar this episode, but we DO introduce a new playlist. For a while we’ve wanted to include certain tracks that maybe have lyrics, or aren’t necessarily good to work to, and now we have a place for them: The Alt Relative Paths Playlist.
– ‘Rusty Nails’ by Moderat is my first submission.
– ‘Aminals’ by Baths is Mark’s suggestion.
This episode is a follow-up to Episode 16, where we talked to Ken about what he needed in a Photography website before Mark built him one. This episode is the post-mortem where Mark gets to find out what Ken thinks about the results!
Our jukebox picks are:
– Ken: ‘Amature Cartographer’ from the Monument Valley soundtrack.
– Ben: ‘Banstyle / Sappys Curry’ by Underworld.
– Mark: ‘Touch Tone’ by I am Robot and Proud.
Tracks are added to the Relative Paths Spotify Playlist.
Following some recent mistakes with recording and editing, Mark and I thought we’d talk about what happens when we make mistakes on client work, and how we deal with them.
My ToolStar this week is ‘Spectacle App’, a Mac OS application for snapping windows to pre-defined sizes with keyboard shortcuts.
We have another odd Jukebox this episode:
– ‘Interlude III’ byAlt-J (∆) is Mark’s suggestion and it’s only about 40 seconds long.
– ‘Superpositions’ by Nathan Fake is my suggestion, however I hadn’t chosen by the time of recording.
Both tracks are added to the Relative Paths Spotify Playlist.
In this episode we’re joined by Ben Brignell, a Designer, to talk about the crossover between ‘Design’ and ‘Code’. We discuss the ‘Designers Should Code’ ongoing debate, and talk about some practicalities of working with multi-disciplined individuals in the Web industry.
Guest Ben picked this week’s Toolstar:
– Sketch, the design utility.
Jukebox recommendations this episode are:
– ‘Glass Jar’ by Gang Gang Dance, suggested by guest Ben.
– ‘Awake to You’ by Taylor Mcferrin from Mark.
– ‘Through Clouds’ by Gold Panda from Ben.
All three are added to the Relative Paths Spotify Playlist, and while it exists, the Apple Music playlist too.
On this week’s episode we’re interviewing Mark Wilkinson, a Web Developer from the UK specialising in WordPress development. Mark answers our questions on developing and maintaining Open Source plugins for distribution via the WordPress Plugins Directory as well as proving some advice and tips for beginners.
Guest Mark picked two ToolStars for us. First Gas Mask App, a simple utility for managing the hosts file on Macs. Second was Modern.ie VMs, a collection of VirtualMachine images for popular PC emulators to help developers test things in various combinations of Windows OSs and Internet Explorer versions.
Strangely, only co-host Mark has a Jukebox suggestion this time:
‘Aliquot’ by Poppy Ackroyd. There’s also an honourable mention for the artist ‘Moon Finger’ on Soundcloud.
‘Aliquot’ is added to the Relative Paths Spotify Playlist and while it exists, the Apple Music playlist too.