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86 minutes | a day ago
529: Different Flavors of Fear
DISCUSSED: Dan is actively gaslighting Merlin, and this can be proven; please stop stealing focus; praise for Ferris Bueller in general and the knees of Sloane Peterson in particular; passing thoughts on fear, procrastination, impostor syndrome, and solving the right problem; Merlin is delighted to discover a much-improved Little Snitch; Dan has thoughts on his Ford’s weird button; in gadget updates, Dan has found some useful headphones and has thoughts on trying to use his new Google dingus; finally, just in general, try to keep your hands away from the dragon’s mouth. Links for this episode:Little SnitchAs soon as you’re connected to the Internet, applications can potentially send whatever they want to wherever they want. Most often they do this to your benefit. But sometimes, like in case of tracking software, trojans or other malware, they don’t. How to overcome impostor syndrome.How to overcome impostor syndrome. Why You Should Talk to Yourself in the Third PersonEvidence suggests that there are real benefits of talking to yourself in the third person—in your head, not out loud. Does Distanced Self-Talk Facilitate Emotion Regulation Across a Range of Emotionally Intense Experiences? - Ariana Orvell, Brian D. Vickers, Brittany Drake, Philippe Verduyn, Ozlem Ayduk, Jason Moser, John Jonides, Ethan Kross, 2021Research indicates that a subtle shift in language—silently referring to oneself using one’s own name and non–first-person-singular pronouns (i.e., distanced self-talk)—promotes emotion regulation. Amazon.com: AFTERSHOKZ Air Open Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones, Slate Grey, AS650SGFront Door Camera Package - Google StoreTwitterrific: Twitter Your WayAir – AfterShokz<p>Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones</p> | WH-1000XM4/B | Sony USVincent Adultman | BoJack Horseman Wiki | FandomHis right hand is a broom and his left hand is a mannequin hand.
91 minutes | 8 days ago
528: Half a Parachute
Merlin has a whole new setup, and Dan has a whole new TV. Links for this episode:My Secret Sauce of BloggingThis is where I give away all of my blogging secrets. I’ve decided to divest myself of any advantages Macdrifter has built over the past 12 years. The Technium: 99 Additional Bits of Unsolicited AdviceI have another birthday, and another bunch of unsolicited advice. How to overcome impostor syndrome.I’m Great at My Job. So Why Do I Feel Like a Fraud? How to overcome impostor syndrome. Why You Should Talk to Yourself in the Third PersonDoes Distanced Self-Talk Facilitate Emotion Regulation Across a Range of Emotionally Intense Experiences? - Ariana Orvell, Brian D. Vickers, Brittany Drake, Philippe Verduyn, Ozlem Ayduk, Jason Moser, John Jonides, Ethan Kross, 2021Research indicates that a subtle shift in language—silently referring to oneself using one’s own name and non–first-person-singular pronouns (i.e., distanced self-talk)—promotes emotion regulation. The Bureau (TV series) - WikipediaAmazon.com: SAMSUNG 55-inch Class Q80A Series – QLED 4K UHD Smart TV with Alexa Built-in (QN55Q80AAFXZA, 2021 Model): ElectronicsAmazon.com: Jay Strongwater Kong Pave Gorilla Figurine: Home & KitchenEasy macOS Loads By Way of Homebrew Bundle — Liss is MoreAmazon.com: RECUR Large Albino Gorilla Toys King Kong White Realistic Hand Painted Walking Gorilla Ape Wild Animal Figurine Model – Replica Gorilla Godzilla vs Kong 2021 Figure Gift for Collectors Boys Kids 3+: Toys & GamesReconcilable Differences #147: Pan-Pan! - Relay FMAs something like a main topic, Merlin offers a sheepish series of recent anecdotes regarding technology and hasty decision-making. He seems not to remember this being his idea (he did that), which he is surprisingly not all that sheepish about. But, let's be honest. Technology can be terrible and very confusing.
64 minutes | 15 days ago
527: Classic Mentos Situation
DISCUSSED: Merlin is reporting live from the show floor; sleep is complicated; food is complicated, too; Dan tries to build muscles the right way; he also has strong feelings about TV shopping; Merlin just wants someone to tell him which is The Good One. Links for this episode:Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It's Called Languishing - The New York TimesThe neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus — and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021. The Importance of Routines, Even Interrupted by a Pandemic - The New York TimesBy setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track. Reviews and Ratings - RTINGS.comHDMI 2.1: What you need to know - CNET::: LG | webOS TV Developer :: Discover webOS TVAndroid TVLG Smart TV w/ webOS: A World of Content | LG USALG CX 65 inch Class 4K Smart OLED TV w/ AI ThinQ® (64.5'' Diag) (OLED65CXPUA) | LG USAMerlin's beloved fancy TV. LG CX OLED Review (OLED48CXPUB, OLED55CXPUA, OLED65CXPUA, OLED77CXPUA) - RTINGS.comTV Tools - RTINGS.comTake things into your own hands. Use our tools and find the best TV for your needs TV Size to Distance Calculator and Science - RTINGS.comUse our size to distance calculator to see which size TV you should get based on how far away you'll be sitting from the screen. Reconcilable Differences #150: The Stands - Relay FM"Next, the focus turns to TV stands. While pretty much all of them are incompatible with John's house, this generates a careful visual interrogation of the bizarre manner in which Sony thinks your home works." [Siracusa, picking nits at his best]
61 minutes | 22 days ago
526: Above-Average Practices
DISCUSSED: some important movie follow-up; films (and other media) can be a powerful way to talk about things we aren't supposed to be talking about; Merlin has some links to help think about what comes next as we get back to ““normal""; plus, follow-up on Dan's Kindle journey, including some really useful tips. Links for this episode:Pinboard: Merlin's Covid BookmarksWelcome to Kindle UnlimitedDan's Godzilla MoviesSome Kung Fu Movies for DanThe Celluloid Closet (1995) - Reference View - IMDbA documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. Dirty Ho (1979) - The Prince's Bodyguard - YouTubeDirty Ho (1979) - Wine Tasting - YouTubeDirty Ho (1979) - Final Fight - YouTube
91 minutes | a month ago
525: The Pollution of Modernity
DISCUSSED: fake southern accents lead to some movie talk; Merlin apologizes; Dan does not want to spend a night in The Box; please utilize the restroom that conforms to the color of your gender; a guardsman pitches Merlin's wife; Merlin goes off on a surprisingly long tangent on kung fu movies--especially the work of The Great Gordon Liu; Dan needs a syllabus to get Cash even more into Godzilla movies; there are some words on DC movies; your hosts begin a dive into the Kindle ecosystem that turns into a dive into ""The Kindle Ecosystem""; Friend-of-the-Show, Moisés, provides some beneficial real-time follow-up regarding the king of monsters; Merlin needs some movie backstory but also wants wants to make it extremely clear that he is very attracted to an English actress. Links for this episode:Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover."Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover." (The awesome website Merlin couldn't remember) We Have All Hit a Wall - The New York TimesThe 36th Chamber of Shaolin - WikipediaGordon Liu - WikipediaDirty Ho (1979) - The Prince's Bodyguard - YouTubeDirty Ho (1979) - Wine Tasting - YouTubeAmazon.com: Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage – Ad-SupportedEx-Men: Gambit - YouTubeShin Godzilla - WikipediaThe Libby App by OverDrive: Free ebooks & audiobooks from the librarycalibre - E-book managementFree eBooks | Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks Welcome to Open Library | Open LibraryAmazon.com: Kindle Unlimited: Kindle StoreLetterboxd: "Some Kung Fu Movies for Dan"Merlin does some quick curation. Mr Show - Senator Tankerbell (season 1) - YouTubeTerrigen Mist | Marvel Database | FandomTerrigen Mist is a mutagenic, or mutation-causing, substance arising as a vapor from the Terrigen Crystals, which are able to alter Inhuman biology. Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-616) | Marvel Database | FandomRogue was not able to control her absorption power at first Rebecca Hall - IMDb
93 minutes | a month ago
524: The Silver Linings Guy
DISCUSSED: iOS has gotten really good; still, there's some Apple stuff we'd love to see get better; some Covid updates; anxiety and OCD in these fraught times; finally, Dan and Merlin need your advice for some networking upgrades. Links for this episode:How COVID-19 Affected People With OCD and Anxiety - The AtlanticThe pandemic’s retreat doesn’t necessarily mean life will get easier for people with OCD. Is the Pandemic Breaking Our Backs? | The New YorkerTest-driving a batch of posture-enhancing devices that are supposed to make you stand tall. Amazon.com: TP-Link WiFi 6 AX3000 Smart WiFi Router (Archer AX50) – 802.11ax Router, Gigabit Router, Dual Band, OFDMA, MU-MIMO, Parental Controls, Built-in HomeCare,Works with Alexa: Computers & AccessoriesFirewalla | Firewalla: Cybersecurity Firewall For Your Family and BusinessDramatic Drop in Colds and Flu Raises Question: Masks Forever? : Shots - Health News : NPRCargo ship news is bad news.Max Cho, a product manager at Google, joins Felix Salmon and Emily Peck to talk about that cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal and its effect on supply chains, the bloodbath at Medium and the media in general, and what the post-pandemic return to the office will look like. Netflix - "Brian Regan - On the Rocks"Maria Bamford’s One-Hour Homemade Christmas Special! on VimeoFor you, my friends, a free- ONE HOUR HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - enjoy and download at your leisure- it's yours. Sell it at the Flea Market out of the back of your van with packs of socks and old phones! ReviewMeta.com - Amazon Review CheckerReviewMeta analyzes Amazon product reviews and filters out reviews that our algorithm detects may be unnatural.
82 minutes | a month ago
523: My Fingers Know It
DISCUSSED: DST and rebooting sleep; some quick documentary talk; a challenging H.R. Giger poster; updates on sane prepping, looking at some interesting sources for electric power; on rational prepping; oh, boy, fatbergs; and, finally, a quick dive into the joys of "The Everything Button" and the myriad benefits of learning the key commands. Links for this episode:Bitfocus ASDo By FridayPaletroCommand Palette in any applications on macOS Mac keyboard shortcuts - Apple SupportBy pressing certain key combinations, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device. 30 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know | ComputerworldMemory: The Origins of Alien - WikipediaJodorowsky's DuneAmazon.com: [Upgraded]BigBlue 3 USB Ports 28W Solar Charger(5V/4.8A Max), Foldable Portable Solar Phone Charger with SunPower Solar Panel Compatible with iPhone 11/Xs/XS Max/XR/X/8/7, iPad, Samsung Galaxy LG etc.1900 Galveston hurricane - WikipediaDrafts 26: The Customization Update – nahumck.meGlen Campbell - Galveston - YouTubeFatberg - Wikipedia40-ton 'fatberg' the size of a double-decker bus removed from Londo.. - ABC7 San FranciscoAmazon.com : Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 1000, 1002Wh Solar Generator (Solar Panel Optional) with 3x110V/1000W AC Outlets, Solar Mobile Lithium Battery Pack for Outdoor RV/Van Camping, Emergency : Garden & OutdoorAmazon.com : Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/200W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator (Solar Panel Not Included) for Outdoors Camping Travel Hunting Emergency : Garden & OutdoorAmazon.com: Jackery SolarSaga 100W Portable Solar Panel for Explorer 240/300/500/1000 Power Station, Foldable US Solar Cell Solar Charger with USB Outputs for Phones (Can't Charge Explorer 440/ PowerPro): Garden & OutdoorAmazonSmile: Anker PowerCore II 20000, 20100mAh Portable Charger with Dual USB Ports, PowerIQ 2.0 (up to 18W Output) Power Bank, Fast Charging for iPhone, Samsung and More (Compatible with Quick Charge Devices)(HD Trailer) The Holy Mountain | Alejandro Jodorowsky - YouTubeWarning: Not Safe for…Anything Acorn 7 | Full Featured Photo Editor for the MacDrafts | Where Text Starts“Easily one of the best iOS apps I’ve ever used.” – Merlin Mann iOS Changelog - Drafts User GuideConsensual Disruption | Do By FridayThis week’s challenge: reboot your sleep.
87 minutes | 2 months ago
522: Where All the Memories Go
Diving deep on the power of infrastructure. Yes, for you, too. Links for this episode:The new, improved StyleStealer for Marked 2 - BrettTerpstra.comThis tool is great if you’re on online writer who wants to see how their work will appear on the destination blog or publication. It’s also great if you like to Markdownify articles and be able to read them later with their original look. Consensual Disruption | Do By FridayThis week’s challenge: reboot your sleep. Consensual Disruption - After ShowWe've unlocked this extremely good after show for you monsters. THE SHINING (1979) analysis by Rob Ager(2) Collative Learning - YouTubeFH Mini #24 - Goofs Twofs — The Flop House — OvercastPhish - "Farmhouse" - YouTubeThe Phish song Merlin likes. Deborah Ann Woll talks D&D, Acting and Storytelling - YouTubeEthan SchoonoverGames, Technology, Education, Communications MkDocsProject documentation with Markdown.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
521: Nozzle Tov
DISCUSSED: Merlin has a lot to say about fizzy water and the drugs of Florida; someone please help Dan get his old Twitter name; talking recent media and deciding when a kid is "ready" for it; some Marvel talk; Jack Kirby ruled; finally, hey, tell us what you'd like to hear on topics related to preparation and infrastructure. Links for this episode:How to stop overthinking."I’m newly married but I can’t stop thinking about an old flame." AmazonSmile | iSi Classic MeshSodamaker for Making Carbonating Beverages, 1 Quart, Stainless Steel: Seltzer Bottles & ChargersSiouxsie And The Banshees - Cities In Dust - YouTube
70 minutes | 2 months ago
520: Preemptive Punishment Food
Preparing isn't just for preppers. But, how do you incorporate scope and infrastructure without turning into a nut? Links for this episode:Four-Day Work Week Gains Popularity Around the World - BloombergMerlin Mann's Best Tweet EverDeepfake TikTok videos of Tom Cruise watched by millions | News | The TimesDan Benjamin is creating Videos | PatreonThe Dark Knight with Aubrey Gordon | Why Are Dads?We unpack the plethora of dad issues presented in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight with the delightful Aubrey Gordon. Bill Hader Reveals All the Things Seth Taught Him at SNL - Late Night with Seth Meyers - YouTube
72 minutes | 2 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 — Overcast
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