FS100: Finally! With Frank Arrigo

We’ll get there … stand by.

FS114: Galileo, Ice Buckets, Data Viz, Makers and Theory

Ignite Digital Sydney http://digital.ignitesydney.com/tickets/

Windows On Devices: http://windowsondevices.com

Judgemental Maps: https://www.facebook.com/judgmentalmaps

19 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You’re A Scientist http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/just-a-theory

How To Identify An Engineer: http://www.tickld.com/x/next-time-someone-claims-to-be-an-engineer-give-them-this

Stanley parable http://store.steampowered.com/app/221910

The Evolution of Video – Doom (5:00) and Halo (11:00) are awesome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyIHhI96Btk

Female Runner Who Uses Nike+ to Draw Dicks Is an American Hero – http://jezebel.com/female-runner-who-uses-nike-to-draw-dicks-is-an-americ-1616462580?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Bureau of Meteorology Mobile Website – 2014 Australian Mobile & App Awards http://appdesignawards.com.au/AUSAPPS14/entry_details.asp?ID=13243&Category_ID=6129

DadaViz.com http://dadaviz.com/i/494

Bill Gates ice bucket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS6ysDFTbLU

Adam Cogan Ice Bucket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_4FM9laAl0

National Map Open Data initiative launched http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2014/07/15/national-map-open-data-initiative-launched/

Smoking rates in Australia

FS113: Factual Factoids, Password Therapy, Andy has a 930 and Catchunawatta

The dreaded Lurgi – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show#Lurgi

Cockatoo Island – http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/

Pinchgut – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinchgut

Password Therapy – http://www.today.com/health/how-password-changed-one-mans-life-better-1D79878606

Password Phrases (xkcd)




TED – http://www.ted.com/talks/lorrie_faith_cranor_what_s_wrong_with_your_pa_w0rd

FW: MegaFaces: Kinetic Facade Makes 3D ‘Selfies’ | Digital Buzz Blog – http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/megafaces-kinetic-facade-makes-3d-selfies/

Lego coin sorter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTBQYcGO39Y&sns=em

USB PCB business card http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-PCB-Business-Card/

  • It uses a ATtiny85 microcontroller with V-USB based code to emulate a keyboard. The typing is triggered by the CAPS LOCK status LEDs being toggled 3 times.

23 Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Mind – Mind Hacks http://www.viralnova.com/trick-your-mind/


FS112: Win DDD Melbourne tickets, Sweet Statistics, and Stumping Einstein

DDDMelbourne – 2 Tix. Tweet us with #franklyspeaking and #dddmelbourne and tell us why you need to go to DDD






Where’s your birthday in PI? http://www.angio.net/pi/piquery.html






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddYZITaxlTQ How Sony’s Betamax lost to JVC’s VHS Cassette Recorder

Bell video phone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzdCKBZP4Jo

Radiolab – http://www.radiolab.org/

Max the curse of the brotherhood

Snapped YouTube

Charged batteries

FS111: Dave goes ’round the world, Pretty Lights and Solving the world’s Problems with FoodBank Local’s Brad Lorge

Foodbank Local

Xamarin HackDay 21 June – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sydney-xamarin-hacker-day-tickets-11534378637

Sponsor Mikey’s 100km walk

Satya Nadela’s Following 34 people on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/satyanadella/following

Join us at Brian Cox on 21 October

DDD Melbourne – vote for content starting 8 June – www.dddmelbourne.com. Troy Hunt Keynoting

The graph below shows the percentage of all downloads grouped by category in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.



Windows Phone:


Categories with highest incremental download opportunity

Even though Games is the most-downloaded category, it’s also helpful to understand which categories have the highest ratio of downloads per app. This is a function of total downloads vs. total available apps in that category.



Windows Phone:


From http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/buildingapps/archive/2014/05/21/windows-and-windows-phone-store-trends-may-2014-update.aspx

Unity Showcase

Xamarin Showcase

Apps of the Week

FS110: Surface Pro 3, Programming Children, Cutting things in Half and Rocky Heckman

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer

TMNT 2014


Nerdist Podcast

Surface Pro 3

Michael Jackson “Hologram”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flesch%E2%80%93Kincaid_readability_test – It’s in Word!

Terms and Conditions May Apply



#WPDEV App – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/wpdev/4ef4e466-4d7f-4ce8-abb0-7cdac4540c5c

Stay Late and Code

How many lines of code?

FS109: We’re back playing FS – Excavators playing Jenga and we play 2048


Stone Tables – Orson Scott Card


Large scale Jenga


https://archive.org/details/historicalsoftware – karateka, visicalc, pacman (1981), pitfall (1982)


Dark Side of the covers https://www.flickr.com/photos/93699963@N04/sets/72157632894352624/with/8519200877/

http://www.nerdist.com/ – arnie – joss – Neil degrass – chris hadfield

Spurious Correlations http://www.tylervigen.com/


FS108: A congregation of Evangelists, Two sentence Horror Stories and Geeks and Gadgeteers

Sleepwalk with Me

Two Sentence Horror Stories

100 Rules that will Improve your Life

Baz Luhrmann Sunscreen

Life is better with a titan http://www.titanfall.com/videos/life-is-better-with-a-titan-extended-cut

Xbox One: Invitation

Behind The Scenes of Cuba Gooding Jr’s 1996 Oscar Speech http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83924870/

An argument of Rabbis


The future of the fridge?


App of the week – Phototastic

FS107: Shipping Containers, The sound of Albert and DJ MickyD In Da Haus

Dubstep Pad

edjing – DJ Mixer Console

Surface Music Cover

Listening to Einstein

How to peel a banana

World’s Biggest Selfie

Flappy Bird Proficiency Required

Drones – Kill Decision

I Can’t believe they’re made out of Shipping Containers

Actresses with a passion for science

Charles Petzhold – Code

Combat Kangaroos

Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

FS106: Twitch plays Pokémon, Engineering Victory and Bring your Unity Game to Windows




Dragons Lair

The Moth

Engineers of Victory

Sydney Mobile .Net Developers Meetup

Out of the world’s estimated 7 billion people, 6 billion have access to mobile phones. Far fewer — only 4.5 billion people — have access to working toilets. Of the 2.5 billion who don’t have proper sanitation, 1.1 billion defecate in the open, according to the study.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/03/25/more-people-have-cell-phones-than-toilets-u-n-study-shows/ -

His foundation announced $3.4 million in new funding on Tuesday for toilet projects being worked on by various organizations, bringing total investment in its “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” to about $6.5 million.

New TLDs http://au.godaddy.com/tlds/gtld.aspx?isc=gtniau15&ci=83093

http://newsroom.fb.com/News/805/Facebook-to-Acquire-WhatsApp – talk about build to flip


Celebrity Salami http://bitelabs.org/

How awesome, tripview does real time tracking

Unity porting

Exclusive offer for Unity developers building games for Windows – http://blogs.unity3d.com/2014/02/19/exclusive-offer-for-unity-developers-building-games-for-windows/

Grzegorz Zwolinski Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board at t-bull.com was also thrilled to see their latest racing game surpass the 3,000,000 downloads mark in less than 3 months. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/real-speed-car-need-for-asphalt-racing/a2474c19-a896-4032-82f6-9532c645d85f

UK dev Rebellion hits 3.5 million downloads across Windows devices in less than a year – http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG%252EBiz/Rebellion+news/news.asp?c=57655

MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer – $1,375 bucks


Back at CES 2014, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small (Replicator Mini), one huge (Replicator Z18), and one that’s about the same size as the one they’ve sold for years (now just the “Replicator”). With a new smart leveling system and built-in webcams for monitoring prints, these new models pack a few tricks that the older Replicators don’t.

Since that announcement, though, only the standard Replicator has actually gone up for sale. If you wanted the baby-bear or papa-bear model, your only option was to sign up for more info later.

Good news! Sort of. If you were waitin’ for the Mini-model, pre-orders just opened up. At $1,375 bucks (before shipping and taxes and whatnot), it’s the cheapest 3D printer that MakerBot offers by almost a grand.

From <http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/26/makerbot-starts-taking-pre-orders-for-their-itty-bitty-3d-printer/>