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A short, weekly show about design and development hosted by Sam Soffes & Bryn Jackson. Each episode has five short segments comprised of listener questions, tech industry news, and other related topics.

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A short, weekly show about design and development hosted by Sam Soffes & Bryn Jackson. Each episode has five short segments comprised of listener questions, tech industry news, and other related topics.
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-05-01 15:05
last episode published
2017-10-24 12:00
publication frequency
7.15 days
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110: Love You, Bye

In this final episode of Immutable: Bryn and Sam share their favorite moments and what they're doing next.
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109: Some Blue, Some Brown

In this episode: We go on and on about YouTube videos and musical hardware. Bryn's doing performance work. Sam's basically a manager... or a designer... or something.
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108: Blisters For The Community

In this episode: Bryn's playtesting. Sam's almost moved back to SF. 2 episodes left!
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107: SwiftLyftLint

In this episode: Sam loves processes. Bryn's working on bypassing hard things.
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106: No Vagueity

In this episode: Yes, I know it's "vagueness". Sam got a house. Bryn's learning about acquisitions, but mostly board game acquisitions.
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105: Niche it up

In this episode: We complain about our eventual iPhones. Sam got a house. Bryn is done raising. Gaius Baltar is the worst thing.
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104: Hard to Say in Words

In this episode: Sam was underwater for 17 hours. Bryn's trying to look at the forest.
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103: Briefcase Passenger

In this episode: Bryn had a good/bad week. Sam's going diving in Mexico.
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102: Tired Travel Boy

In this episode: Sam lives in SF again forever. Bryn's raising more money.
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101: Bryn Does Games Wrong

In this episode: Bryn loves board games. Sam's moving to SF.
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100: Sarah, Take The Wheel

In this episode: Sam is still interviewing. Bryn is still fundraising.
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99: Haphazard Tweetings

In this episode: Sam's looking for a job. Bryn's agressively fundraising.
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98: The Subway of Ice Cream Sandwiches

In this episode: Sam is interviewing. Bryn has corrections and more fundraising meetings.
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97: Shapes and Colors: Trend of the Year

In this episode: Sam shipped an app. Bryn's learning how to size a market. What do you do when people copy your work?
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96: Anonymous Horse Chat

In this episode: Sam's been riding his new motorcycle. Bryn's learning how VC works. Redacted is featured on the App Store. Spectrum started onboarding the SpecFM Slack team.
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95: Giant Robot Camels

In this episode: Sam's going on a trip. Bryn's working on a deck.
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94: Ship, Ship, Ship & Don't Die of Sunburns

In this episode: a question or two! Soffes bought a motorcycle. Bryn shipped notifications.
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93: I Hate Mobile Safari So Much Right Now

In this episode: Sam loves JavaScript. Bryn needs notifications to ship yesterday.
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92: Informed Distaste

In this episode: Sam's a full-on javascript boy. Bryn launched Spectrum beta 2.
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91: Nike - God of Waffle Soles

In this episode: Sam's watching Arrow. Bryn's underestimating timelines.
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90: Art As Information Technology

In this episode: Sam's sick. Bryn's sick of not shipping. Then, we talk about superheroes and video games.
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89: Gettin' There

In this episode: Sam's switching clients. Bryn's trying to wrap up a backend rewrite.
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88: Peep It to Me

In this episode: Sam's in SF and prepping to do some teaching after wrapping up his current contract. Bryn made ramen and learned some things.
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87: Chocolate-Covered Vegetables

In this episode: motorcycles, teaching, ramen chemistry, graphQL, and more Zelda, obv...
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86: Wrong on REMs

In this episode: Swift 3, Canvas shutting down, Sam's motorcycle trip, REM followup, cooking, and video games...
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85: Double Down on Goofiness

In this episode: to REM or not to REM? Sam crashed his drone. Bryn has to build notifications, but also hates notifications.
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84: Mind Farts

In this episode: Ink has beta users. Spectrum needs a new backend.
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83: Big Boy Javascript

In this episode: Sam's working on Undo. Bryn's working on Explore for Spectrum.
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82: Quarry Fish

In this episode: Spectrum has customers! Sam's display works now.
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81: Sick on Fumes and Portfolios

In this episode: Sam's trying to become a real designer. Spectrum is launching soon.
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80: Plane Zelda

In this episode: Spectrum alpha launched. Zelda is good. Sam had a rough week. Now, he wants to make instruments. Fan-made Ink icons!
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79: Flail Days

In this episode: videos, video games, icon work, and betas!
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78: Dropping The Virtual Ball

In this episode: VR design, Ink is on TestFlight!, freelance pricing, business pricing for Spectrum, and Bryn's going to SXSW.
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77: Git a Grasp

In this episode: design collaboration tools! Spectrum and Ink are moving fast.
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76: Timezones, Right?

In this episode: Bryn gave Sam access to Spectrum! Sam's cranking on Ink and also freelancing again.
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75: Treadmill Pallets

In this episode: Sam built more furniture.
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74: A Pen for Assaulting an Ambassador

In this episode: We get a decent intro. Sam bought some blue stuff. Bryn bought some black stuff. Do design systems stifle creativity?
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73: Thinking in 3D

In this episode: Sam is now a game designer. Bryn is drawing squircles.
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72: Wildly Unsquare

In this episode: Bryn's trying to focus, Sam built a desk AND worked on a real app.
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71: Really Cool Node Thing

In this episode: Sam built a media center, Bryn's rebuilding his website.
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70: Odd Years Are Better

In this episode: syncing Xcode projects across computers, breaking up your CSS, Sam's building furniture, Bryn's learning to take breaks...
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69: Ink, Inc.

In this episode... copywriting, Sam tries to figure out a pricing model for Ink , Bryn does research on Spectrum
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68: Randy Woodhouse

In this episode: Sam explains many:many relationships. Bryn explains spell:character relationships in D&D. Sam wants to make a watch. Bryn's been working on Spectrum.
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67: PugConf 2017

In this episode: resources to keep up, distractions we avoid, best ways to build from a design file, running out of creative juice, and going from good to great!
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66: Welcome to the Killing Floor - A Thanksgiving Special

In this Thanksgiving special episode: what we're thankful for, the things we've been doing while we had time off, unlimited time, MBP opinions pt. 2, and the games we play when we're being unproductive!
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65: Maximum Fun Efficiency

In this episode: code analysis tools, Tachyons in production, React component frameworks, good ideas, and our updated recording setup!
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64: Super Chunky Cables

In this episode: color specs, the new Macbook Pro, monitors for Macs, memorable projects, and our processes for starting projects!
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63: Typography

In this episode: typography!
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62: Definitely Still Noodles

In this episode: user research, anxiety, onboarding hires, iteration on MVPs, and InVision vs the World!
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Only Partially in the Bathroom

In this episode: visiting San Francisco, podcasting software, technical knowledge debt, getting stuck, and the ethics of analytics!
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