Posts Tagged ‘geek’
Our second episode, but Adam’s first, I break him into the format we’re setting up, I give Adam the floor and along the way we open up by discussing Kony2012 and some of its criticism, the new iPad, our first iPods and Apple Macintoshes, why pulling away from Windows wasn’t pain free for me touching on the gaming scene at the turn of the century.
We look back on PC classics such as Balder’s Gate, Half Life, Total Annihilation, Diablo, Starcraft and development delays with Starcraft 3. We also revisit Mario through Mario Portal. Having conquered gaming we discuss the Japanese version of the new Avengers trailer, then going seriously off topic with our movies into discussing who could play Steve Jobs in the movie about him.
Rounding off with mentioning Kottke.org, TV shows I don’t watch and I assumed Adam had used Pixelmator sufficiently enough to tell me how he feels about it.
In brief, a crazy, throughly geeky episode.
Classic Games - Baldur’s Gate (Digital download [Press release announcing Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition]), Half Life, Total Annihilation, Starcraft, Diablo, Mario Portal (free download) and Sonic the Hedgehog including Sonic CD – iOS App
The Japanese Avengers movie trailer
- Ultimate Taser Ball (originally from Kottke)
- Tron Dance Party (Not mentioned as I forgot, but I wanted to share)
‘JPG’, which stands for journalism, photography and geek, is meant to be an extension of this website’s narrative; covering the same topics that I’m mostly interested. I’m getting to the point where I haven’t felt I should write about everything I come across and it is in my mind more engaging when two photographers discuss something like photography apps on the iPad/iPhone. Bringing Alex onboard helps in that sense.
We will be having irregularly timed podcasts, probably one or two a month (bandwidth permitting). Our aim isn’t to be an up-to-the-minute news show, there are enough of them (and better ones) out there. Again the style of the podcast will be much in the vain of this website, longer analysis, reviews of photography apps and sometimes just a bit of geek discussion. My aim is to get the balance of serious discussion and light hearted discussion right. Overall I want all the topics to be fun, but to be informative at the same time.
The Podcast’s art work is still being worked up. Later today I will create some sort of Podcast page s well.
If you download and listen I hope you stick around as this podcast idea expands, the first show is a bit raw and unplanned (as the title alludes to), but I thank you for listening.
An irregular podcast featuring your host Jonathan, with alternating guests Alex and Adam. In each podcast we’ll talk about what’s happening in the world of journalism, photography, mixed in with plenty of geek; where geek can bring almost literally anything to the discussion table.
In our first episode we get to grips with podcasting while at the same time discussing what is probably the best iOS Photography Magazine on the Apple App Store in the form of ‘Once Magazine’(but most definitely the best magazine overall), Apple’s 25 Billion Apps promo, a slew of iOS photography Apps for the iPhone and iPad, a curious iPhone case, a music recommendation and a year’s break to Canada.
iOS App - Once Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App - F8 Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App - 360 Panorama
iOS App - PhotoSynth
iOS App - Nostalgio
iOS App - PicStitch
iOS App - KinoTopic
‘Maybe it’s My Fault’ (Jordan Commercial, Youtube Link)
iPhone RangeFinder Case (Photojojo)
I feel I should be thirteen years old as I write this. I wish I started programming at that age; it seems the best age to start. Today as I hit 31, all I can do is edit HTML (I know it’s markup) and understand programming references that have made it into geek culture.
This will probably alienate regular readers as I’m going to talk about coding in this blog post. So if you’re not interested, come back later next week or so for my regular photography, bloggy write-ups . Read the rest of this entry »