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Firewatch

Firewatch is the debut game from upstart Campo Santo, which is a new game studio formed by industry veterans Chris Remo and Jake Rodkins who are primarily known for their more recent work on Season 1 of Telltale’s The Walking Dead game that was released in 2012. This new effort from the team follows a 40-something year old man named Henry as he spends a summer away from home working as a remote fire watchman in Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming. Without spoiling much of the story, Henry takes a remote job in the forest to take stock of the crossroads he finds his life in after a series of unexpected events that have transformed his life into something he didn’t expect.

So, what is Firewatch?

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Adding Password Protected Podcasts to Overcast for iOS

After encountering the problem myself, I’ve noticed others asking how to add a password-protected podcast to Marco Arment’s excellent iOS podcast app, Overcast. Fortunately, it’s quite simple.

Overcast's add podcast screen
Overcast’s add podcast screen
  1. Tap on the + symbol at the top right of Overcast’s main screen to open the add podcast screen.
  2. Tap on “Add URL” at the top right.
  3. This is where we’re going to create the link to our password-protected podcast with our login credentials embedded within it. Simply get the URL to the podcast, suppose it’s www.podcast.org/podcast/passwordneeded/. Take that URL, and then after the http://, add your login credentials in the form username:password@. So the URL becomes something along the lines of http://buffaloseven:123456@www.podcast.org/….

This will ensure that your login credentials are sent alongside the request for the podcast and will allow you to access it properly. It has the unfortunate side-effect of sending your credentials in the clear, particularly if it’s not a https connection, so hopefully Marco will add proper support down the line.

I’m pretty happy with my typography choices on our soup tags today. The title font should be easy to guess for typography nerds, but I’d wager the ingredient list is harder to pin down.