Sat, 7 April 2012
Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for episode 46 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s software wrangler and the Johnny Appleseed of weird awesomeness, and Glenn Fleishman, a long-time tech reporter, a hacky perl programmer, and one of the writers of the Economist.com’s Babbage blog on technology and culture.
In this episode:
Dean was accidentally the first male guest on the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout podcast!
Glenn initiates a discussion about Kickstarter, and his plans to kickstart a book about Kickstarter. "Having brought in $84 million in cash for 12,000 projects in 2011 and just having had its first three million-dollar-plus projects in rapid succession, how is Kickstarter changing funding for artists, filmmakers, and industrial designers?"
Glenn has been reading Suicide Squad’s New 52 reboot. "I’m not a fan of the whole DC thing, and haven’t been a solid comic reader in years. But I love Suicide Squad and I’m afraid that says something terrible about my psyche."
Mark recommends Ryan Rigney's book, Buttonless: Incredible iPhone and iPad Games and the Stories Behind Them
Glenn says: "I’ve been watching (via UK feeds) BBC’s Dirk Gently, the three episode adaptation of Douglas Adam’s character. Remarkably good." How does Glenn get around the region-blocking technology that the BBC uses to lock out non UK viewers? Tunnelbear!
Dean's mind-blowing website of the week is Stratocam.
Dean explains the appeal of the iOS app, Draw Something.
Glenn talks about Pokemon: "My older son is learning the game, and I have some reflections on getting sucked into his madness."
Mark was impressed by The Fourth Dimension, an app that helps you visualize the fourth dimension.
Mark likes Snapheal, a simple OS X app that lets you easily remove unwanted objects from your photos.
Dean raves about Luma Labs's Cinch camera strap.
Mark describes why he likes Rickshaw bags so much.