187. The Second-Best Whale Playground In Emeryville
May 22nd, 2023
1 hr 8 mins 13 secs
About this Episode
- USB-C cables that only work in one orientation
- Playgrounds seem to have gotten really good again in the last ten years
- Bedtime guitar update
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Classic hardware has become a kind of fantasy console
- Constructing a computing environment as a nested series of cages for a child to escape
- Extra plugs.
- Mr. Saitou
- How to sideload software onto the Playdate.
- Trying to make Sifteo happen.
- Where to find all the fancy MacIntosh dithering algorithms.
- Ableton for the Sega Megadrive.
- Who Zarf is.
- EU legislation saying that phones must charge via USB-C, which is unsustainable, when the text of the law ought to have been "Apple, knock that shit off."
- Getting rid of your bucket of cables.
- Never throwing away wood because you might need one that shape some day
- Never throwing away oddly shaped pieces of wood because you might become a carpenter some day.
- Playgrounds getting bad and then good again.
- Getting breakfast at the Emeryville Public Market.
- Whether swings or seesaws still exist.
- Giant wooden castles with bridges going between them.
- How to make the spinny playground things safe.
- A regionally variable playground.
- What countries have and don't have playgrounds.
- The San Lorenzo Community Park.
- A big stone bear you can climb on.
- Whether any of those playground speaking tubes have ever worked.
- Wanting the world to have magic in it so you lie to your kid about science.
- The Dennis the Menace playground in Monterey.
- Periodically removing the poison oak.
- Growing up and being on the other side of the memory.
- The Dead Dad playground turning into a fenced-off deathtrap.
- Procedural memory for nice melodies.
- Mountain dulcimers vs. hammered dulcimers.
- Walking around with a bandolier of mountain dulcimers, one for every key.
- What happens when you're living in the Appalachians and you want to make a violin but you can't.
- What to do with your ability to play an instrument when you have no free time.
- Maintaining a consistent strumming pattern while singing.
- Strumming and finding finger positions intuitively.
- Here's all the notes. Play the right ones at the right times.
- The Virtual Console of musical instruments.
- Jim's favorite note in the mixolydian mode.
- Where the Wild Things Are for Xbox 360.
- A poem with hardly any punctuation.
- Going on a journey of many weeks in just a few pages.
- Max in a wolf suit fighting bees with a stick.
- Maurice Sendak Kart Racer.
- Dinosaur Time.
- Clapping for names you know.
- A building with dinosaur bones in it.
- Rumpusing things.
- Games where you whack shadow spiders with a stick.
- GB Studio.
- Putting a wifi adapter in an NES cartridge.
- The Mario modding tool set.
- An IDE for making NES games.
- Pi-Boy D.
- Doing homebrew development on a system that is still in active use.
- Castlevania: Passacaglia of Disrepair.
- GBA of Theseus.
- Making a Lynx game that supports 8-player multiplayer, when there aren't 8 people who own the system.
- Porting a game about matching colors to a monochrome display.
- Giving your kids a computer running Linux to teach them sysadmin skills, but they just play games on their phone instead.
- Branded Scratch Wrappers.
- Composing new music for the extended What the Golf? cinematic universe.
- How to unlock your school laptop to play the Chrome Dinosaur Game.