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DISCUSSED: Dan's takes some smart baby steps into home automation, and Merlin has a lot to say about everything. Links: Obsidian — Obsidian is a powerful and extensible knowledge base that works on top of your local folder of plain text files. Obsidian Canvas - Obsidian — An infinite space to visualize and make sense of your ideas.…
 
From language and writing to the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, computers and Adobe Photoshop, our species has a history of inventing tools for augmenting our own intelligence. But what comes next?Andy Matuschak is a developer and designer. He helped build iOS at Apple, founded and led Khan Academy's R&Dhttps://josephnoelwalker.com/141-intellectual-e…
 
What did porn look like before the internet? Who was it for? And how has it changed since? In this episode, Kate chats to Kathleen Lubey, a professor at St. John’s University and specialist in eighteenth-century literature. Kathleen talks us through the history of pornography … that is, the type of history that can’t be deleted. *WARNING there are …
 
Tom Hanks is an actor that needs no introduction. He made his film debut in the 80’s and has since cemented himself as a cultural icon. Films like Castaway and Forrest Gump have earned Hanks many accolades. His two consecutive Academy Award wins and many nominations speak for themselves. But, his films have done so much more. They’ve transformed po…
 
Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more.In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents a…
 
Have you ever wondered what you actually want? Then join Ashley Stahl–career coach, author, former counterterrorism and podcast host– as she shares her 3 key steps to help you connect to your life's purpose, discover your ideal career path, and make what she likes to call a "You Turn," the decision to get out of fear and tap into to what you actual…
 
The funny and entertaining Brian Little leads us to consider the introverts and extraverts in our lives, why we sometimes act out of character, and what we can do about it. It is clear why Harvard's graduating classes voted him a Favorite Professor three times in a row. His book Me, Myself, and Us will be released October 14, 2014.Professor Brian R…
 
This week's challenge: explore Mastadon. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! ------ Edited by Alex Cox ------ Show Links Patrick Rothfuss - Official Website The Kingkiller Chronicle - Wikipedia Manure Digester — Unattended Consequences — Overcast “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend…
 
Things kick off with a consideration of John's theoretical funeral. Merlin can't understand why John won't adopt him. In Follow-Up, your hosts briefly consider their recent bicentennial and agree that words about parts or multiples of a thing are way too confusing. As a main topic, John has questions about Merlin's fraught history with drawing. Wha…
 
Special guest Dan Moren joins the show to talk about the new M2 MacBook Pros and Mac Minis, the state of Mac gaming, and the triumphant return of the full-sized HomePod. Sponsored by: Kolide: The cross-platform endpoint security solution for teams that value privacy and transparency. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off y…
 
DISCUSSED: Dan begins a new journey into smart home living, and Merlin is excited about common misconceptions. Links: List of common misconceptions - Wikipedia — Each entry on this list of common misconceptions is worded as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. (via Sam Enright) The Cabinet of Wikipedian Curios…
 
This week's challenge: dream in A.I. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! ------ Edited by Alex Cox ------ Show Links 👉 Images for this episode TIME TIMER Relay FM Family Feud - YouTube How to Map Your Own Nervous Sytem: The Polyvagal Theory - The Movement Paradigm Towardsness & Awayness Motivation are fundamentally asym…
 
DISCUSSED: After settling some confusion about Anna Borg, the boys settle into an amble about the state of voice assistants and the future of the theoretically smart home. As ever, Merlin is pretty excited about music, but he also needs your help figuring out where in the hell he got this new software keyboard. Links: Spotify – Mindhunter Season 1&…
 
Things kick off with Merlin pressing John for some candid advice on a new affectation he's been considering. John is certain that using a Dremel is not actually part of Merlin's job, but Merlin's not so sure. Photos of Mr. Miyazaki are reviewed. In Follow-Up, John has some toe updates. Mere moments after swearing he's not going to make noises and r…
 
Craig Hockenberry returns to the show to talk about the demise of third-party Twitter clients, the overall Twitter shitshow, touchscreens on the Mac, and the perils of autocorrect when you have a clever username. Sponsored by: Nebula: Videos. Podcasts. Classes. Creator-built and creator-owned. Trade Coffee: Incredible coffee delivered fresh from th…
 
This week's challenge: fidget with omg.lol. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! ------ Edited by Alex Cox ------ Show Links Sea of Skulls | Sea Lion Skulls Exhibit at the Academy Reconcilable Differences - Relay FM Charlene Tilton - Wikipedia The Phone Stacking Game All Stories by David Sims - The Atlantic Articles Of I…
 
DISCUSSED: Merlin is extremely happy with a suggestion that Dan made, and Dan has a bunch of apps he's excited about. Links: Yahtzee - Wikipedia AmazonSmile: Ninja AF101 Air Fryer that Crisps, Roasts, Reheats, & Dehydrates, for Quick, Easy Meals, 4 Quart Capacity, & High Gloss Finish, Black/Grey: Home & Kitchen CopyLess 2 – Clipboard manager for Ma…
 
This week's challenge: watch This Place Rules. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! ------ Edited by Alex Cox ------ Show Links Glass frog - Wikipedia Chicago Museum Campus | Enjoy Illinois Museum of Science and Industry California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA Sea of Skulls | Sea Lion Skulls Exhibit at the Ac…
 
This week's challenge: Celebrate Coxmas 2022. You can hear the BEFORE show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! ------ Edited by Alex Cox ------ Show Links ‎John Siracusa’s ★★½ films • Letterboxd Back to Work Episode 601: Big Broom SPOILERS for Breaking Bad - Inside The Season 4 Finale Apple's AR/VR Headset Said to Feature Digital Crown, Waist-Moun…
 
Typing on an iPad, rhyming compulsively, default media, and taking a young foodie out on the town. Links: 7UP Commercial- Make 7...UP yours! - YouTube Amazon.com: Instant Cold Brew Electric Coffee Maker, From the Makers of Instant Pot, Quickly Cold Brew Coffee, Customize Your Brew Strength, Easy-to-Use, Dishwasher Safe Glass Pitcher, Brew Up to 32 …
 
Merlin is pretty proud of his dinner, but John has questions about the dressing situation. Merlin may not understand how skiing works. In Follow-Up, John shares more voices from the past, and your hosts confront an escalating international rift about the existence of a facial expression. Finally, it's time for Holiday Results, which somehow include…
 
DISCUSSED: Merlin is excited about reading, and Dan sometimes puts his time in a box. Also: Breaking Bad. Links: Living In Expectation of the Unexpected Gift — This text discusses how modern society has become heavily reliant on technology to manage and optimize our lives, but in doing so has resulted in a lack of joy and satisfaction in life. It s…
 
Glenn Fleishman returns to the show to talk about reported setbacks in Apple's silicon division, the LastPass vault leak and password management, and the frontiers of social networking. Also, the joys of modern air travel during the holidays. Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $10…
 
Things kick off with a consideration of mouth noises and beloved bits. This leads to a look at entertainment that functions as comfort food. Wanna know what you're playing for? Lot of great listener Follow-Up this week, including more on British facial expressions, hassles for the proper Lex, and some prior art around "sharrow." The main topic rela…
 
This week's challenge: watch Triangle of Sadness. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon. ------ Edited by Alex Cox ------ Show Links ‎Merlin's Weird Movies for Weirdos, a list of films by Merlin Mann • Letterboxd The Meaning of Life - Mr. Creosote Blows (1983) HD - YouTube Fair-Play Whodunnit - TV Tropes David Foster Walla…
 
Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about recent news (Twitter, Freeform, iCloud Advanced Data Protection, the EU’s new Digital Markets Act) and Apple’s 2022 year in review. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Trade Coffee: Incredible coffee delivered fresh from the best roasters in t…
 
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