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The Analytic Gamer Podcast is devoted to in depth discussion on Computer Game Mechanics for experienced gamers. We like to think and talk about ways to play the game for your unique enjoyment and maximum effect. We’ll cover everything from patterns, systems and mechanics of the games we discuss to tweaks, nature of bugs and different playing styles. Our focus is on tactics and choice instead of relying on chance. It is our belief that using the analytic part of your brain can provide the bes ...
 
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Dev 'n Life

Jan David Nose & Roberto Pando

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Dev ‘n Life is a podcast by two friends who record their casual conversations about software development, technology, and personal growth. Follow along as Rob and JD discuss their ideas and views on technology and life as they maintain their long-distance friendship.
 
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Summary Rob is learning Rust, and feels like he's total beginner again. Rust's concept of ownership and its handling of strings are just different than any other language he has worked with, but JD ensures him that this is how everyone feels when starting with Rust... JD spent the last week working on their game, starting with rewriting everything.…
 
Summary Rob is back home after a stressful trip to renew a passport. For JD it was the first week after his vacation, and he had to readjust to work again. He also wanted to shape some work after their discussion in the last episode, but didn't manage to get as far as he hoped. JD wonders if it makes more sense to focus on game development, or inve…
 
Summary Rob and JD catch up after their last episode on Shape Up. Rob has been studying game engines, and bought a Rust course. JD just watch the talk Bending the Curve from RustConf, in which Esteban Kuber talks about the difficulty teaching Rust to experienced programmers, and shares how it is necessary to unlearn certain assumptions from other p…
 
Summary YEAR 1 ANNIVERSARY! Rob and JD totally forgot that they released their first episode one year ago, and didn't prepare anything special... Rob has been reading Shape Up by Basecamp, and the two start discussing its content. Rob got hooked when he read that Basecamp doesn't keep a backlog. (And he now wonders how the Hey support team passes f…
 
Summary Rob is back after moving to Austin, Texas! And JD survived a heatwave in Europe that made it very tough to be productive. Nonetheless, JD managed to think more about the game he wants to build. And he set up a prototype with some technologies he is interested in exploring. To get Rob up to speed, he introduces the game Screeps, which is an …
 
Summary Rob had a busy week and some big news: He's moving next week. JD on the other hand took it a bit easier than usual this week, and has been thinking a lot about a new project. Reflecting on his past projects and why he started them, JD noticed a pattern. He began those projects to learn about a very specific topic, for example Stimulus, and …
 
Summary Rob and JD are back after a week without recording. Rob has been giving hey.com a spin as his email solution, and is enjoying the experience so far. JD is still contemplating how to optimize his own setup, now thinking of adding another email host in the middle as a backup. Other than that, JD has been a bit in a slump. He started a small s…
 
Summary Rob is back from a small vacation, while JD is waiting for his. During his vacation, Rob joined the virtual ElixirConf EU and got his invite for hey.com, the new email service by Basecamp. He has been on the fence about paying for email and migrating, and he's curious about JD's opinion on both hey.com and ProtonMail. JD shares his setup wi…
 
Summary We are back to our normal recording schedule. Rob found a new intermediate programming course about Elixir that he started this weekend. It's by The Pragmatic Studio, and it slowly builds up a web framework from scratch. Rob is super excited about this, as he expects to learn a lot from the course. JD has been thinking about the last episod…
 
Summary Rob plans some activities again in a world that slowly opens up, and shares his frustrating experience booking tickets for Universal Studios. JD is thinking about his summer vacation, and has decided to take a full three weeks off to recharge from the stress. It'll probably be a motorcycle vacation in Germany. The two chat about the cultura…
 
Summary Rob and JD go in depth about software architectures, domain driven design and web frameworks. JD is getting a bit overwhelmed at home, but still managing to dive into his side project and deciding and thinking about the architecture around it, while listening to a lot of Alicia Keys. Rob and JD discuss their, strong dislike for JavaScript b…
 
Summary Rob and JD catch up again after missing a week. Rob enjoys learning new things, and has focused his attention on new knowledge vs. progress for the sake of progress. His work with GraphQL for the Taskful 3 API rewrite is one example, and rebuilding his portfolio website with nuxt another. Rob is excited about Phoenix LiveView, and its equiv…
 
Summary JD and Rob check in after another week of quarantine. JD's brain has gone into overdrive looking for problems to solve to distract from the current situation, while Rob has found peace rediscovering music from his past that fuels his coding. The talk of music gets the two sidetracked into discussing Spotify vs. Apple Music... When they reco…
 
Summary Rob is enjoying his new life as a freelancer, while JD struggled through another stage of grief. He doesn't expect to be back in an office till autumn or even winter, and doesn't know how to take a vacation to really disconnect and get away from it all. Rob wonders if camping could be an option, and JD shares his dream to do a road trip wit…
 
JD and Rob are stuck at home like everyone else. With these unique times they each share their experience, being a different set up for JD and nothing changing for Rob. They both discuss the future and permanent effects they think this pandemic and quarantine may cause to society. Rob and JD also talk about what they have been working on and the pr…
 
For the first time ever, both Rob and JD are formally working remotely. They catch up on COVID-19, routines while working from home, and the risks of walking to your mailbox in Florida, and then they get technical. Rob has some questions around legacy databases and Elixir, and JD shares his experience working with TypeScript. They discuss the pros …
 
Rob and JD catch up where they left off two weeks ago. Rob shares stories about his progress working with Elixir, and a new project he is working on. JD is formally on vacation, but finds it hard to relax amidst worries about his home, car, and finances. The topic of relaxation and healthy hobbies eventually leads Rob and JD to discuss the state of…
 
Player Unknown Battlegrounds – awareness, reflections and small ways to level up your life This episode plays compare loosely in game mechanics with your real life mechanics. Are you getting the effect you want in your life? Are you ready to level up your game in life? How often do you think about stuff like this? Dare to make a leap on an educated…
 
This is just an extra episode celebrating International Podcast Day You’re listening to Analytic Gamer Podcast but this cast was originally created for my 185th episode of Relationship Power at work added here since I think it might help you to. A 3 year long journey so far. Please check out the live celebration here. I hope you find another podcas…
 
TeamPlayer Notes – PUBG Player Unknowns Battlegrounds podcast episode 2 Some thoughts on Squad tactics, although chicken dinner happen every now and then and often we go below 10 in duos I’m still learning this game and consider myself quite new at this. Humbly sharing what’s been working great for us with the current version of the game. This game…
 
Player Unknown Battlegrounds PUBG – supporting your squad, eating great dinner I prefer support or medic classes and there aren’t any in this game. Yet when we play, a bunch of real-life friends we naturally take on different roles mostly depending on the random look found, but it’s very apparent that we appreciate using what we’ve got for very dif…
 
Battlefield 1: How to Play the Game Like a Medic Ninja Thoughts about Battlefield 1: a fast-paced and interactive game that does not only challenges your survival skills but your strategic skills as well. I have also mentioned a few tips on how you can enjoy the game more based on how you play it. “When everyone goes right, go left.” I am going to …
 
No Man’s sky – exploring options and creating your own goals and feedback loops Talking about how used we are in games today to always be guided towards something. To me, No Man’s Sky is a fresh breath of air. Freedom from the Quest-icons everywhere telling me that if you invest 5 minutes here you’ll get this reward, if you invest 10 minutes here y…
 
Ric talks some about the computer game 7 days to day and the essence of a sense of time and different “Game Windows” – when should you invest your time for what activities to get the best result? Some ingame tips for how to use game mechanic strategically to your advantage as well as realize it’s the same thing in the workspace. Learn to listen to …
 
Ric interviews John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneurs on Fire (EOfire.com) on his computer gaming experience on Age of Empire and Red Alert. John was so skilled that he became the top number 7 player in the world. We also talk some about the danger of escapism, coping with life change and how important it is to not take yourself too seriously. Do not th…
 
Become aware of the Rules first – then harness, break or go beyond them Whats your favorite game by far? What did you learn there that you can use beyond the game – into you real life? Rules? Everything is feedback – Everything is your teacher. Embrace Reality. Game Devs dont always know their game better than you. Likewise does not always an organ…
 
Introduction strategies – Level up my Girlfriend or college or just a friend We all want to feel our choices makes a diffence. We all want to feel the reward of hard work. I know you generously want to share all you’ve looted, or happily will power level them thru that inferno level and that’s fine if you’re doing it to or with someone who play the…
 
Heroes and Generals – Change is the only constant, be ready for multiple follow ups Change is the only constant – Do your own experiments. Evaluate and re-apply what you learn and you will win the game as the game developer is fighting for game balance. Dont stick to what used to work out of nostalgia for those easy wins you got with a tool in the …
 
In this episode Ric talks about Tactics playing Evolve as a monster and using the terrain and obstacles all around for tactical advantages. Using the psychology of the hunters against them. And finding your own playing power by analysing what works for your play style and what doesn’t give you the effect you want To check out this game visit http:/…
 
Hello and welcome to the newly created “Analytic Gamer Podcast” This is just a “hello world” recording to test that the setup is working. There is no in-depth content in this episode. The Analytic Gamer Podcast is devoted to in depth discussion on Computer Game Mechanics for experienced gamers. We like to think and talk about ways to play the game …
 
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