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Episode 5 - Mark’s Addiction

April 23rd, 2011

We're back again!

Starting off this conversation, we discuss Mark's (and probably soon Kai's) addiction to Spiral Knights, which is an incredibly simple and fun Diablo style freemium cross platform MMO (Friend Mark as 'Neurotic', if you play too).

Kai takes us through his experience at WebDU this year, and talks about how much he enjoyed the conference. We have a good discussion about his presentation on developing for mobile platforms, ranging from phones to tablets, and the pros and cons to different approaches.

The Amazon outage (which is still ongoing) becomes an interesting topic, and diverges into discussion about decentralised version control (i.e. what happens when your source control repo is stored on a server that goes down).

Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP comes up as well, and we have a good chat about the Flex ecosystem, and IDE's in general, along with the discussion of an interesting e-week article.

Finally, we announce a ColdFusion Job in Melbourne, and the CS5.5 Asia Pacific Roadshow.


  • Chris Velevitch

    Whilst I’m in the process of moving from Subversion to Mercurial, I do a daily “synsync” of my remotely hosted Subversion repository for that very reason.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 12:27 am
  • Chris Velevitch

    The reason New Zealanders consider Possums to be pests is because Possums in New Zealand are like the rabbits in Australia; they were introduced and are now a pest because they are causing substantial ecological damage to New Zealand. Whilst there may be some benefit, such as Merino-Possum woolen garments, it’s no consolation as too much damage has already been done.

    On the other hand, Possums are native to Australia and are therefore protected.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 6:47 am
  • Chris Velevitch

    Correction: the subversion sync command is called “svnsync”, which creates a mirror of a remote subversion repository.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm