Quest 73 - What is the criteria for a tech to "make it?"

You can shake it, as you listen to the QQ Cast fake it, while they discuss what it takes for technology to make it!

Minutes

  • 00:00 - Mic Check and Introductions
  • 04:30 - How much does UX impact technology adoption?
  • 15:10 - Do successful technologies often fill more than one niche?
  • 27:25 - Can zero friction purchases completely remove barrier to entry?
  • 43:30 - Does adhering to open standards impact adoption?
  • 55:20 - How much does being first to market impact long term success?
  • 63:00 - Wrap up!

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Quest 72 - What are some stories only science fiction can tell?

The QQ Cast try their hand at armchair wisdom, and show why none of them are English majors!

Minutes

  • 00:00 - Mic Check and Introductions
  • 01:30 - Are we proceeding with a false premise?
  • 10:45 - Does science fiction just make it easy to create metaphors?
  • 19:00 - What are some unique Rick and Morty stories?
  • 33:20 - Is the Inner Light the best Star Trek episode ever?
  • 49:15 - What are some stories that can only be told with time travel?
  • 59:50 - Wrap up!

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Quest 71 - What things cannot be remade?

Not Labyrinth! Justin Bieber could never replace David Bowie, but Lady Gaga might have a chance...

Minutes

  • 00:00 - Mic Check and Introductions
  • 02:30 - Why, oh why, did Nintendo cancel the NES Classic?
  • 18:00 - Is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe more than a port?
  • 24:00 - What are some games that can't be remade?
  • 37:00 - Are comic book movies remakes or other media?
  • 46:00 - What do you need to make a good remake?
  • 63:45 - Can you remake Labyrinth?
  • 66:30 - Wrap up!

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Quest 70 - Why are software estimates so difficult?

Technology is complex, humans are stupid, and nothing is ever as easy as it should be!

Minutes

  • 00:00 - Mic Check and Introductions
  • 04:30 - So, why are software estimates never accurate?
  • 11:30 - Which problem are you trying to solve?
  • 18:10 - What is it like to join an engineering team?
  • 26:30 - How do you break down stories and tasks?
  • 40:00 - Do data driven decisions matter?
  • 45:20 - What happens when you get an estimate wrong?
  • 54:30 - Tom likes time boxing, but hates research spikes? (He is dumb!)
  • 66:50 - Is dogmatic agile an oxymoron?
  • 74:30 - Wrap up!

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Quest 69 - What were the best April Fools jokes of 2017?

April fools was a bit of a let down, but we did get a new Rick and Morty episode!

Minutes

  • 00:00 - Mic Check and Introductions
  • 04:00 - Have you been to a brick and mortar Think Geek store?
  • 11:50 - Do you want a Gnome costume for your Google Home?
  • 19:50 - Should Harold and Kumar sue Battle Sits for plagiarism?
  • 30:20 - Would Zach drink coffee flavored coffee mate straight?
  • 38:15 - Garlic sauce by the gallon; good party food, or best party food?
  • 43:00 - Wrap up!

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QQ News - Q1 2017

A fire hose of geeky news headlines for first quarter of 2017.

Minutes

  • 00:00 - Mic Check and Introductions
  • 06:45 - When is the America vs Japan giant robot fight?
  • 08:00 - How is the Nintendo Switch doing?
  • 20:00 - When is the next Star Trek show going to premier?
  • 29:20 - Should you be concerned that ISPs can sell your search history?
  • 49:30 - Is anyone not excited about the Dark Tower?
  • 53:30 - Who actually won the Oscar for best picture?
  • 56:15 - Is Secret of Mana 2 finally coming to America?
  • 61:00 - Wrap up!

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