March of the Breakpoints — ‘Goto Fail’, Chicago, DC
April 9, 2014
March was a busy month for James Dempsey and the Breakpoints, with a brand new song and video (ripped from the headlines!) and Breakpoint Jams at CocoaConf Chicago and Washington DC.
Goto Fail is inspired by actual code, the code that caused a big security issue in iOS and OS X earlier this year. Not that Apple has a monopoly on SSL issues in 2014 — The recent Heartbleed Bug only drives home the last verse in the song:
Don’t think your own code is some bug-free oasis,
It’s probably screwed up in a couple of places.
Chicago Breakpoint Jam
Chicago has been the home of a few firsts for James Dempsey and the Breakpoints — the inaugural Breakpoint Jam in 2013 and the debut of a new song “Goto Fail” in 2014.
Not since Murph and the Magictones has a Chicagoland Holiday Inn rocked so hard.
Joining in on the jam in Chicago were a number of familiar faces:
- Jonathan Penn (@jonathanpenn) of Rubber City Wizards on guitar and vocals.
- Ben Scheirman (@subdigital) of NSScreencast fame on guitar.
- Daniel Steinberg (@dimsumthinking) of Dim Sum Thinking on slide-advance keyboard.
Washington DC Breakpoint Jam
The spring tour rolled on to Washington DC, where we played our set, managing to avoid the world-famous DC gridlock and partisan bickering.
Most of the Chicago crew was also in DC, with Jonathan Penn on guitar and Daniel Steinberg on slide-advance keyboard.
More to Come…
The next Breakpoint Jam will be at CocoaConf San Jose on April 25th.
Also save the date for ‘Live near WWDC 2104’ on Wednesday, June 4th, details to follow!
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