Ep 51: Conscious Ungrumping

Grumpy Old Geeks —  March 28, 2014

It’s the one year anniversary of Grumpy Old Geeks! Jason’s off his meds, literally and Brian is having mid-life buyers remorse. This leads to a classic grump fest like we used to do while everything we love is ripped from us, as usual.

Show Notes


The scant science behind anything that claims to boost your brainpower

Fun with old software!


Carolla’s tech team are retards

AWS Reduces prices yet again!

The Free-Marketing Gravy Train Is Over on Facebook

Brands are getting snarky even though they don’t have a leg to stand on.

The Brutal Ageism of Tech

Facebook just crushed the Internet’s geekiest dream — and now there’s hell to pay

A Fine reaction…

When Everyone Wants To Watch ‘House Of Cards,’ Who Pays?

Microsoft Office Is Finally on the iPad, Available for Download Now

The iPhone 6 Is Coming In September And It Will Be In Two Sizes With A Higher-Resolution Screen

The Year Man Becomes Immortal

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Suspended Animation Trials to Start

First Immortal Hardcover by James Halperin

The Internet Party

Kim Dotcom Launched a Music Site, EDM Album and Political Party in One Week

Distracted driving Billboards

Virgin is dropping the ball

Ergonomic Products

Mamp Pro 3 is out!!!

Memcache still not part of the distro but there’s this

Explaining the genius of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”—using music theory.

Everything You Hate About Advertising in One Fake Video That’s Almost Too Real

Gigi Edgley

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge


2 responses to Ep 51: Conscious Ungrumping

  1. I was going to recommend XAMPP (http://www.apachefriends.org) for a solution which has memcache included but then I noticed that they don’t have it either (bummer). At least it’s free.

    As an alternative I would suggest having a Linux install in a virtual machine (VirtualBox works nicely). You most probably are deploying to Linux anyways, so why not work in an environment which is as close to it as possible?

  2. I have done the Linux install route with Parallels in the past but it was more of a hassle and didn’t really give me any benefits over plain OS X as far as compatibility goes. It gets me 99.9% of the way there without having to run a virtual machine. I do almost all of my dev on a Macbook Air so RAM is at a premium and running a virtual os is just too much of a hog. When I dev on my iMac it’s not a big deal to run a virt os since it’s a beast but I found that symmetry in dev environments goes a long way to keeping my sanity and not wasting time dicking around with things is of paramount importance :-)