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72 minutes | 4 days ago
519: Designated Toilet
DISCUSSED: Dan has updates on Texas's recent weather events and the unanticipated cascading effects on complex and interconnected infrastructures; then, for dessert, your hosts explore the delights and insights of the "isolated tracks" rabbit hole. Links for this episode:Van Halen - Dance The Night Away - Guitar Track - YouTubeThe Who- Won't Get Fooled Again - John Entwistle's isolated bass (live) HQ SOUND - YouTubeThe Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Isolated Bass) (Surround Sound) - YouTubeDeconstructing And Your Bird Can Sing (Isolated Tracks) - YouTubeEddie Van Halen - Unchained - Isolated Guitar Track INCREDIBLE - YouTubeEddie Van Halen Talks Revolutionary Gear Mods and the Death of Rock in his First-Ever Interview from 1978 | GuitarPlayerJas Obrecht – “Eddie Van Halen: The David Lee Roth Years” (2010) | The Beat Patrol“Pat Travers blew you off? I can’t fucking believe that! Why don’t you interview me? Nobody has ever wanted to interview me.” —Eddie Van Halen (1978) Texas energy supplier under fire for five out-of-state board membersTexas controls its own electrical grid, but at least five of the fifteen people serving on the operator’s board of directors do not appear to live in the state, a fact that has angered some state officials as Texas navigates widespread blackouts that have left millions without power. Austin Today - YouTubeDan Benjamin is creating Videos | PatreonCharles looks forward to 2066"Just set a 2/23/2066 reminder for myself to nag our now-12-year-old that when I was HIS age (57), I was running playing soccer w/ him most days like a much younger rhino. So maybe get up out of that zero-g La-Z-Boy holo-chair orbiting Io & get your 102-year-old dad a space beer." Van Halen - Unchained - 6/12/1981 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Official) - YouTubeBackfire effect - RationalWikiThe effect is claimed to be that when, in the face of contradictory evidence, established beliefs do not change but actually get stronger. Ryan Deiss on Twitter: "@danbenjamin @maddow Here’s a redneck clip that will probably get me trouble with NBC. :) https://t.co/dHWxdK8YBE" / Twitter
71 minutes | 11 days ago
518: 10% of a Headache
DISCUSSED: As The Lone Star state struggles with a surfeit of anomalous weather events, your hosts dig into the challenges inherent to all sorts of complex, interconnected systems. Links for this episode:Brandon Friedman on Twitter: "Water stored in the bathtub froze solid last night. That's how it's going in Dallas. https://t.co/cJdUMDT6pN" / Twitter(Show art swiped from this tweet by Brandon Friedman.) Coldest temperatures in decades continue; more wintry weather mid-week | kvue.comCausalityChain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented. Cautionary Tales – PushkinWe tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these cautionary tales are for the education of the grown-ups — and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They’ll delight you and scare you, but also make you wiser. Causality — OvercastChain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented. Cautionary Tales — OvercastWe tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “The Data Detective” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They’ll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. Bernard Purdie - Wikipedia“Babylon Sisters” by Steely Dan — Strong Songs — OvercastFoo Fighters - Monkey Wrench - Kiss Guy - Austin, TX. 4-18-18 (Yayo Sanchez) Multi-Cameras - YouTubeLed Zeppelin - "Fool In The Rain" - Isolated drum tracks - YouTubeI’ll Do The Procrastination Episode TomorrowIn an episode that could not be put off any longer, Merlin Mann joins John to unpick the habit of procrastination, how to identify when you’re doing it, why you’re doing it and how to stop yourself from doing it and get yourself back on track. Bernard "Pretty" Purdie: The Legendary Purdie Shuffle - YouTubeThe great Bernard Purdie breaks down exactly how The Purdie Shuffle works. Do not miss. Steely Dan - The Making of "Aja" - YouTubeCautionary Tales - La La Land: Galileo's Warning on StitcherGalileo tried to teach us that adding more and more layers to a system intended to avert disaster often makes catastrophe all the more likely to happen. His basic lesson has been ignored in nuclear power plants, financial markets and at the Oscars... all resulting in chaos. La La Land: Galileo’s Warning — Cautionary Tales — OvercastGalileo tried to teach us that adding more and more layers to a system intended to avert disaster often makes catastrophe all the more likely to happen. His basic lesson has been ignored in nuclear power plants, financial markets and at the Oscars... all resulting in chaos. Marie-Louise Munter (@missmunter) / TwitterFriend of the show! House of Prime Rib | 1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco | 415.885.4605Sloan - The Good In Everyone - YouTubeEasy Rider - Airport dealer - YouTubeRandom WalksA random walk is the process by which randomly-moving objects wander away from where they started.
68 minutes | 18 days ago
517: How Daddy Make That Paper
DISCUSSED: Doing pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good; Dan discovers a shark is menacingly circling one of his product names; there's a reason Merlin is not in the corner office; your hosts fondly recall the Avon products of their youth; Dan shares a terrific anecdote about George Harrison and Phil Collins; please don't use my things for things those things aren't things to be used for; Mission: Impossible movies are very good; if you want to really appreciate something, it helps to make yourself be an amateur again; a recommendation for a very smart Mac location managing app; Merlin presents a lengthy and disordered jeremiad on HomeKit, HomeKit apps, and the new iOS playground; which is mostly all just to say: why are email apps still so terrible? Links for this episode:Phil Collins recalls the time George Harrison played the biggest prank on him - SmoothDespite two hours of Collins' enthusiastic conga contributions, it was all seemingly a wasted effort when Phil Spector asked the congas to be played – and everyone realised Collins' microphone had been turned off for the entire two hours he'd just been playing. Phil Collins Was An Extra In The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” Movie | FeelNumb.comThe “fans” that were there that night were each paid a standard union fee for their appearance and among them was Phil Collins, then a 13-year-old child actor who years later found fame with the band Genesis and as a solo artist. dustinrue/ControlPlane: ControlPlane - context-sensitive computing for OS XontrolPlane - context-sensitive computing for OS X HomebridgeBringing HomeKit support where there is none HomeDash | The Ultimate HomeKit AppThe HomeKit App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Home+With Home you can control more than just your HomeKit accessories. Mark Cuban is co-founding a podcast app where hosts can talk to fans live and monetize their conversations - The VergeBurj Khalifa | Mission Impossible | FandomBare Bones Software | Super Get Info Support HomeFincher and VFX - YouTubeMerlin curates a short list of videos highlighting David Fincher's subtle but powerful use of VFX for ordinary-looking (or even invisible) effects in his films. ArtStation - Ted Lasso Stadium, Barnstorm VFX"Curb Your Enthusiasm" Porno Gil (TV Episode 2000) - Reference View - IMDbA bizarre chain of events starts with Larry accidentally being invited to have dinner with a former porno star, Gil, (Bob Odenkirk). Simplify Gmail v2: The inbox and keyboard shortcuts - On Simplify"3. Rewarding you for reaching inbox zero" Ding Dong Avon Calling - YouTube
63 minutes | 25 days ago
516: The Steely Dan Dad
No way am I even going to attempt a description this week. With that said: [this is a good one] Links for this episode:harrumph! still crazy ("Rabbit rabbit!")"It's the end of the month and you know what that means...." Donnie Darko: Movie Explanation - A Detailed Explanation Of What happens In Donnie Darko - My ASP.NET ApplicationGoodfellas Painting | Painting From the Movie GoodfellasOver the Garden Wall - WikipediaRoundball Rock - SNL - YouTube"I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson" - NetflixThere is no such thing as an ordinary interaction in this offbeat sketch comedy series that features a deep roster of guest stars. "Netflix Presents: The Characters" (Tim Robinson) - NetflixTim Robinson breaks out characters like a frenzied Rat Pack wannabe, a disturbed limo employee, a gun shopper with bathroom issues and more. I Think You Should Leave | Hot Dog Car Sketch | Netflix Is A Joke - YouTubeTime to get to the bottom of this. Seriously, who crashed this hot dog-shaped car? 'Focus Group' Sketch | I Think You Should Leave w/ Tim Robinson | Netflix Is A Joke - YouTubeWe don't make the rules: Paul HAS to marry his mother-in-law! Baby Of The Year [Full Sketch] | I Think You Should Leave | Netflix Is A Joke - YouTubeDrama, bribery, show tunes, and beauty... which baby will win the most heated competition of the year? Netflix Presents: The Characters | Tim Robinson | Netflix - YouTube"You guys pay WHATEVER you think is fair!" iOS 14.5 features, release date, beta, and everything you need to know | MacworldSeveral welcome features are coming soon to your iPhone. The Pot Roast Principle | Psychology Today"I don't know why I cut the ends off, but it’s what my mom always did. Why don't you ask your Grandma?" The Making of "Peg" - Steely Dan - YouTubeOver The Garden Wall | Potatoes and Molasses | Cartoon Network - YouTubeWirt, Greg, and Beatrice get all mixed up in the musical antics of a schoolhouse of animals, a lovelorn teacher, a grouchy old benefactor, and an escaped gorilla.
59 minutes | a month ago
515: Please Do Not Tapdance for Me
DISCUSSED: There are things that one wants to see less or fewer often; is this particular button actually hooked up to anything?; there is literal must-see TV and you must see it literally immediately; everything is catching on fire; four basic steps for being a successful adult (who has to deal with other adults); thoughts on creativity and focal length; the process of unpandemicizing, or: do we still know how to put a Casual Corner in a mall?; Dan is loving his iPad; Merlin introduces a theory on The Velocity of Writing Instruments; and, finally, a quick celebrity cameo. Links for this episode:XY problem - Wikipedia
62 minutes | a month ago
514: Chicken Wipe
DISCUSSED: Dan continues to explore the exciting possibilities of his latest hardware acquisition. Links for this episode:Wisdom From MerlinOr: “Everybody likes being given a glass of water.” It's only advice for you because it had to be advice for me. Paperlike, the iPad Screen Protector: write and draw like on paper
76 minutes | a month ago
513: A Preferred Testicle
DISCUSSED: life's relentlessness continues apace; Cash enjoyed Dan's modified Godfather trilogy; celebrating Lil' Inappropriate Books; a terrific recent use of "Layla"; some Inside Baseball talk about a recommended app segment; then, for the balance of the episode, your hosts start diving into Dan's exciting new acquisition and how best to put to good use. Links for this episode:‘Y’all don’t wanna hear me, you just wanna dance’: A cognitive approach to listener attention in OutKast’s ‘Hey Ya!’ - Matthew Voice, Sara Whiteley, 2019Toolbox ProJohn Cazale - WikipediaSolfège - WikipediaMusic That Sounds Like The Lyrics - YouTubeiPad Pro - AppleGoodfellas Proud Boys"As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a patriot." I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) - Reference View - IMDbHomeDash | The Ultimate HomeKit AppThe HomeKit App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Home+Home 4 is the most advanced iOS app to control and automate your HomeKit accessories. RoomScan LiDAR — Locometric®Jay J. Armes - Wikipediathe double amputee you can play with: J. J. ARMES - YouTubeCool Stuff: Pixar Artist Josh Cooley's Lil' Inappropriate Golden Book Movies R Fun – /FilmMovies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil' Inappropriate Books): Cooley, Josh: 9781452122335: Amazon.com: BooksVelvet Crush - Teenage Symphonies To God - Amazon.com Music
73 minutes | 2 months ago
512: You Have a Mustard Fetish
DISCUSSED: Merlin looks at a shelf and then, for some reason, discusses it; walls and Japanese beds and jokey-sized dishwashers all benefit from wheels; life is different when you live on a boat; it's important to find the right tool for the job; some people see forests, while others see trees; Merlin performs his very good Gordon Ramsey impression; Merlin also performs his very good David Lynch impression; in Follow-Up, we learn the extremely unsatisfying reason Personal Requests weren't working on a HomePod; there is discussion of the power of Siri alongside frustrations with its poor documentation; interesting bugs are discussed; your hosts explore the similarities between good documentation and good recipes; weird comic book feet are explored; tips on good media your hosts are enjoying; and, finally, there's some rapid-fire app and scripting recommendations. Links for this episode:Personal Requests not working : HomePod"Turn off hey siri recognition on your iphone and set it up again." How To Control Your Apple TV with the HomePod – Shane WhatleyMy favorite shortcuts to use with my Apple TV | iMoreThese shortcuts and automations are great to use with your Apple TV. Siri Shortcuts plus HomePod is amazing! : appletvConversational Siri Shortcuts for the Smart Home! | HomeKit Siri Shortcuts for the Apple HomePod - YouTubeMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World - WikipediaNoodlesoft – Noodlesoft – Simply Useful SoftwareAmerican Gods (TV series) - WikipediaOrder of operations - WikipediaIn mathematics and computer programming, the order of operations (or operator precedence) is a collection of rules that reflect conventions about which procedures to perform first in order to evaluate a given mathematical expression. simple machine | Examples, List, & Facts | BritannicaSimple machine, any of several devices with few or no moving parts that are used to modify motion and the magnitude of a force in order to perform work. They are the simplest mechanisms known that can use leverage (or mechanical advantage) to increase force. The simple machines are the inclined plane, lever, wedge, wheel and axle, pulley, and screw. Garner's Quotations: A Modern Miscellany - Kindle edition by Garner, Dwight. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.Coach John Wooden - Pyramid of Success - UCLACoach Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success' is his 15 building block initiative in the form of a pyramid. The cornerstones were Industriousness and Enthusiasm, climbing to such strived-for human traits as Intentness, Team Spirit, Poise and Confidence, all leading to the top of the pyramid to reach the ultimate goal of Competitive Greatness. AmazonSmile: Cover Run: The Dc Comics Art of Adam Hughes (Adam Hughes Cover to Cover) (9781401227821): Hughes, Adam: BooksDreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style - Kindle edition by Dreyer, Benjamin. Reference Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.The 40 Worst Rob Liefeld DrawingsBut he doesn't "draw" comics. Oh God, no. Just…ugh, just let me show you. Craft - Create Amazing DocumentsBuilt for digital devices from the ground up, Craft brings back the joy to writing.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
511: One Ringy-Dingy
DISCUSSED: Making a problem go away is not the same thing as solving the problem. Links for this episode:Craft - Create Amazing DocumentsBuilt for digital devices from the ground up, Craft brings back the joy to writing. Craft Review: A Powerful, Native Notes and Collaboration App - MacStoriesCraft is the strongest 1.0 note-taking app I’ve ever used. It offers a thoroughly native experience, taking advantage of all the best system features across its respective platforms, while also retaining the power and versatility of modern web-based services like Notion. MacStories Selects 2020: Recognizing the Best Apps of the Year - MacStoriesCraft, a note-taking app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, is the kind of new experience that not only singlehandledly redefines a category, but it’s so exquisitely well thought-out, so elegantly designed, it pushed me to reconsider the very basics of my note-taking workflow. XY problem - WikipediaThe XY problem is a communication problem encountered in help desk and similar situations in which the person asking for help obscures the real issue, X, because instead of asking directly about issue X, they ask how to solve a secondary issue, Y, which they believe will allow them to resolve issue X. Air quality matters but don’t trust Foobot on it | by DHH | MediumSo in summary: There’s nothing wrong, and even if there was, it would be too expensive to do it right!
97 minutes | 2 months ago
510: I Cannot Afford Your Loyalty
DISCUSSED: The generational struggle to understand things we can't understand, dealing with other people, and Star Wars. Links for this episode:Craft - Create Amazing DocumentsCraft Review: A Powerful, Native Notes and Collaboration App - MacStoriesMacStories Selects 2020: Recognizing the Best Apps of the Year - MacStoriesUltimate Fakebook - Far Far Away - YouTubeBlank Check with Griffin & David — OvercastNot just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors’ complete filmographies episode to episode. In A Galaxy Far Far Away… - The Phantom Podcast — Blank Check with Griffin & David — OvercastSkullcrusher Mountain - YouTube
63 minutes | 2 months ago
509: The End of the River
Sometimes, no one can see the ball—let alone reach the ball.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
DISCUSSED: Habits, cycles, and patterns of thinking. Why it's difficult to rehearse success—but surprisingly easy to rehearse failure. Links for this episode:Linky Linky - This has to become a regular thing.Brought to you by: Backblaze(Get a 15-day free trial at Backblaze.com/backtowork). Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ITSYOURSHOW to get 10% off your first purchase).
43 minutes | 3 months ago
507: Voltron of Luck
Discussed: the paths of thought and emerging from a rut the size of the Grand Canyon.
87 minutes | 3 months ago
505: Everything is Everything
DISCUSSED: From Jerry Lewis to a drinking bird in a scant 80 minutes. Links for this episode:Opinion | Your Brain Is Not for Thinking - The New York TimesHook – Find without searchingHook’s nimble context-sensitive navigator is loved by people who need to focus on project info, such as professors, researchers, lawyers, software developers King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis: Levy, Shawn: 9780312132484: Amazon.com: BooksJonah Hill 'hospitalised' after snorting so much fake cocaine on Wolf of Wall Street | The Independent | The IndependentJerry Lewis and Dean Martin Reunion 1976 MDA Telethon - YouTubeTop 100 | Project Gutenberg5 Hours of The Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4! - YouTubeThe Evening ReadDan Benjamin - YouTube
87 minutes | 3 months ago
504: Double Wrong
DISCUSSED: lot of projects going on!; praise for Nicki Minaj; some recent TV shows that are important to your hosts; Merlin is a little obsessed with a new Mac productivity app; interrogating problems with deliveries and porch pirates; vehicle theft can be very confusing; and, finally, some insight nobody asked for into Merlin's ambitious new hardware project. Links for this episode:The Omni Show: How Dr. Luc P. Beaudoin Creates “Cognitive Productivity” Software - The Omni GroupHook – Find without searchingLink NetflixHBO MaxBillions (TV series) - WikipediaHow 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek became America's most beloved TV icon, as told by contestants - The Washington PostThe Woke Oracle | Do By FridayThis week's challenge:draft your Diamond Dogs from Ted Lasso. "Monster" - Kanye West, ft. Nicki Minaj, et al. - YouTube
83 minutes | 4 months ago
503: My Emotional Porthole
DISCUSSED: Merlin's additions to Bunch have him stepping on his own dingus; maybe it's time to invert the permissive legacy model for who gets access to us (as well as how and when); there's no amount of technology that can make other people be decent; Oh. Hey. Defaults? Be better; also, please quit stealing my focus; Dan is not buying anything new; your hosts talk about the various (often non-obvious) costs of adding, changing, or removing features; maybe building your whole business on Facebook wasn't such a great idea; passing discussion of Bloom County, Muppet dogs, and a Tilikum bottle; the tale of Underscore's unexpected success, and the costs it brought; talk of affordances; and, finally, Just cough up some dough, Mac! Links for this episode:Can U2’s Songs of Innocence Be Removed From Apple Account?ELECTION PROFIT MAKERSStrong Songs is creating podcasts about music | PatreonBlackfish (film) - WikipediaThe Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) - WikipediaOpus the Penguin - WikipediaThe Flop House Animated - The Porthole of Time - YouTubeBunch - BrettTerpstra.com15 Early Telephone Etiquette Rules We Should Bring Back | Mental FlossSemantic satiation - WikipediaSemantic satiation is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. Brought to you by: Teamistry (Search for Teamistry anywhere you listen to podcasts)! Command Line Heroes (Search for Command Line Heroes anywhere you listen to podcasts)! Remote Works (Search for Remote Works anywhere you listen to podcasts)!
70 minutes | 4 months ago
502: Lifestyle Billy Butcher
DISCUSSED: Merlin has a lot to say about the benefits of making lists; this leads to an old-school stemwinder on "Journal" calendars, functional playlists, shared Notes, the lessons of the cutlery drawer, desire paths, arbitrary grids, "Reference" albums, urban bike hooks, auxiliary paper towel holders, and more; praise for The Boys; the magical combination of Halide and Pixelmator Photo; Dan resurrects a beloved podcast; and, finally, Merlin endorses a really weird British weather report that can help you sleep. Links for this episode:Desire path - WikipediaThe Pot Roast Principle | Psychology Today "I don't know. That's just the way my mom always cooked it. Why don't you ask her?" Star Trek Dr. McCoy Pop Art T-ShirtMy Happy Place - YouTubeVideos I watch pretty often when I need a little pick-me-up. "The Boys" (Prime Video)HalidePixelmator PhotoQUIT! with Dan BenjaminDan's amazing podcast QUIT! has returned! The Secret History: Howard Hughes, Bizarre Billionaire - YouTube5 Hours of The Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4! - YouTubeThe Shipping Forecast.mp3.zipThe Shipping Forecast: A Miscellany: Compton, Nic: 9781785940293: Amazon.com: BooksWhat are Affordances? | Interaction Design FoundationBrought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ITSYOURSHOW to get 10% off your first purchase). SaneBox (Visit the link and get a $25 credit applied to your account on top of the 14-day free trial).
70 minutes | 4 months ago
501: You're Sad Wrong
DISCUSSED: hey, it's an advice episode!; San Francisco has a lot of available office space; a musical unguent for your soul; a cool font that makes accessibility pretty; getting in front of your next wave of depression; the Emotional Police are here to cite you for your numerous infractions; and, finally, Merlin highly recommends a recent podcast episode about why we're all so exhausted and what we might want to do about it. Links for this episode:Visualizing the Vacant Office Space in San FranciscoIn other words, there’s roughly 8.7 Salesforce towers, or 516 Salesforce tower floors, worth of empty office space in San Francisco at the moment, which is roughly enough space to accommodate between 67,000 (based on an average, pre-Covid, density) and 91,000 (a la twitter) worker bees. Nick Lowe & The Southsea Alternative Choir - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding - YouTubeDownload the Atkinson Hyperlegible Font | Braille InstituteEverything is Exhausting | To The Best Of Our KnowledgeEverything is Exhausting — To The Best Of Our Knowledge — OvercastHelp for people who suffer seasonal and pandemic depression - The Washington PostWatch SEDUCED: INSIDE THE NXIVM CULT Online: Stream Full Series on STARZ - Free TrialThis four-part documentary series follows the story of India Oxenberg's perilous journey through the dark and criminal world of the notorious self-help-group-turned-sex-slave-cult NXIVM. Reconcilable Differences #141: The Panopticon of Frasier - Relay FMNo spoilers, but if you're a big fan of Facebook, you might want to skip this one. Because, oh boy, do your hosts ever go off. Marked 2 - Smarter tools for smarter writersMarked is a previewer for Markdown files. Use it with your favorite text editor and it updates every time you save. Why Zoom School Is So Awful for Parents and KidsWe're only a few weeks in. We can't keep doing this. President Donald Trump: The 60 Minutes 2020 Election Interview - YouTubeHow to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy: Odell, Jenny: 9781612197494: Amazon.com: BooksSalesforce Tower: Official Web SiteJohn Mulaney: New in Town - Ice-T on "SVU" & Old Murder Investigations - YouTubeBrought to you by: Linode (Get started on Linode today with a $100 in free credit by visiting linode.com/backtowork). Feals (Become a member today by going to Feals.com/backtowork and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping).
87 minutes | 4 months ago
500: The Legacy of Guessing
DISCUSSED: Sending good vibes to The Dude; Merlin has a couple awesome app recommendations; some Follow-Up on the Apple Event, including what your hosts are ordering and what they're each excited about; which kinds of things your hosts do and do not find useful about the Apple Rumor Industrial Complex; Dan tries on a new iOS camera app; Merlin recommends a clever web cam app; some of our voice friends hear well, others understand well, and some sound good, but none (for now) do it all; finally, Dan finds some productivity insight, courtesy of The Buddha. Links for this episode:An overly complex hack for finding books on cluttered shelves (Interconnected)Memos - Private MemoryBunch - BrettTerpstra.comReincubate Camo - Use your phone as a pro webcam, freeMarriage Logic MapAdittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire SermonJeff Bridges Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ - YouTubeJeff Bridges Remains 'Chill' During Troubling Times - YouTubeJeff Bridges, John Goodman And Steve Buscemi Talk ‘The Big Lebowski’ In Extended Inteview | TODAY - YouTube10 Questions for Jeff Bridges - YouTubeDakota Johnson & Jeff Bridges Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions | WIRED - YouTubeToo Many Cooks | Adult Swim - YouTubeBrought to you by: Teamistry (Search for Teamistry anywhere you listen to podcasts)! Linode (Get started on Linode today with a $100 in free credit by visiting linode.com/backtowork). LinkedIn Talent Solutions (Get $50 off your first job post by going to LinkedIn.com/BACKTOWORK).
55 minutes | 4 months ago
499: Where the Boulder Lives
DISCUSSED: Merlin is reporting live from the show floor; Dan is due for a new phone; nostalgia for buying a carton of cigarettes; praise for Netflix's "Challenger" series; Merlin shares some updates on his big resource-leveling project; gotta find those big rocks, amirite; interruptions are the death of the tech person's day; remember, your work is part of your life—not separate from it. Links for this episode:"Challenger: The Final Flight" (Netflix)Apple’s new HomePod mini speaker revealed in leaked images - The VergeNostromo patch | EtsyNASA Armstrong Fact Sheet: Shuttle Carrier Aircraft | NASAF-1 Rocket Engine | National Air and Space MuseumYou Are Allowed 20 Birthday Parties - YouTubeBrought to you by: Linode (Get started on Linode today with a $100 in free credit by visiting linode.com/backtowork). Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code ITSYOURSHOW to get 10% off your first purchase).
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