215: TZ Discussion – Time vs Money

Justin and Jason discuss their Thanksgiving holidays, how Jason stopped by a Tesla SuperCharger station, Elon Musk’s talks at Oxford, the National Press Club and Pando Monthly, various diversification strategies and the idea of putting more money into AnyFu, investing in yourself versus investing in others, Jason’s zombie killing strategies, how Megaupload got screwed, Justin’s article on his Splitsville app, Jason’s love / hate relationship with Titanium, whether a developer can be trained in three months, the tradeoffs of building challenges into the Catalyst IDE, how to speed up a slow Mac and Justin’s recommended backup strategies.

12 Comments
  1. Doug Martin says:

    Add these to your help screen css to keep the cheaters from copying and pasting 🙂


    -webkit-touch-callout: none;
    -webkit-user-select: none;
    -khtml-user-select: none;
    -moz-user-select: none;
    -ms-user-select: none;
    user-select: none;

  2. Jason says:

    @Doug Martin – That’s funny! Got to keep those cheaters from cheating. 😉

  3. Guyon says:

    On the criticism of Splitsville – the natives are restless!

  4. Justin says:

    @Guyon – Very funny 😉

  5. Abe says:

    The use of martial arts belts also has a synergy with our industry’s (overuse) of ‘ninja’. Also, for belts, don’t award one belt per challenge completion, you have a number of challenges on your way to belt graduation. Keep a leader board of students’ progress for bragging rights and friendly peer encouragement.

    By the way, I love the idea of Catalyst. I’ve always known I’d eventually ‘give back’ honoring my mentors who ‘cared’ about me (I’m not from the best provenance). When you decide to franchise I’ll be here in Richmond VA eager to share to the less-privileged.

  6. Guyon says:

    Copying and Pasting code isn’t cheating! Isn’t that right Jason? 😉

  7. Matt S says:

    I don’t know how I’ll ever get the image of Justin – in an inflatable sumo suit and motorcycle helmet – flying around Pasadena in a microlight mowing down zombies out of my head.

  8. Jason says:

    @Matt S – Yeah, that could be a problem. 😉

  9. Thanks for the wishes guys. Yes I did listen that far.

  10. I found Splits ville beautiful.

    The problem with the C++/Objective C guys is that they have to find a way to justify their higher salary or hourly rate.

  11. Corey says:

    The sound of Justin the Zombie had me nearly in tears as I walked around the grocery store, everyone staring at me like I’m nuts. Too funny!

  12. David Walz says:

    Guys, again thanks for the Musk links. I have listened to all three and find myself still blown away by Elon’s audacity and precision.