April 10, 2018 at 3:45PM •
1 hour 34 minutes
Bula vinaka, bee tee dubs nation! This is an epic odds and sods episode, replete with TV follow-up, font follow-up, and Wild, Wild Country follow-up, along with book recommendations, happy Splatoon 2 talk, and a pretty terrible 70s board game. Also, ubi sunt retail amirite?
Also, your hosts finally (finally!) address a listener's excellent and very difficult question about her millennial employee's use of social media. Lot of levels!
April 3, 2018 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 40 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin discuss Jessica Jones and the problem of super power constitution, plus some more Netflix recommendations ("Look away! Looooook awaaaaay!"). They also do a dive into updates on the monospace fonts they like and use. Next, up they talk about the new app, The Archive, contrasting with nvALT.
Finally, your hosts answer an excellent listener question about struggling to manage more experienced developers.
March 27, 2018 at 1:00PM •
1 hour 19 minutes
This week, your hosts say "Bula Vinaka!" They also discuss phone cards, some Netflix recommendations, Merlin's phone usage, and "accidentally" getting punched in the face by your kid. Of course, they also talk about the TV and voice control ecosystems.
They also respond to listener questions about better active listening, and how they each take notes for podcasts.
March 20, 2018 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 14 minutes
This week, your hosts discuss Steely Dan, digital mastering, The Police, Dune, high-quality VCRs, and Dan's brother-in-law's close call.
Next, they dive into a fascinating article on why projects fail.
Finally, the boys respond to a listener's question about cautious workplace enthusiasm.
March 13, 2018 at 2:30PM •
1 hour 19 minutes
This week, your hosts talk about some stuff they're doing, loving Spotify, some Echo podcast-listening tips, the attraction of Google Drive, some thoughts on backup strategies, getting swole, the joys of rock tumbler ownership, scary times in Austin, weird iMac problems, some more thoughts on backup strategies, Merlin's obsession with drumming videos, and yet more Apple TV foibles.
March 6, 2018 at 2:45PM •
1 hour 23 minutes
This week, your hosts talk about using Windows, technology modalities, making sane decisions as a developer, reality TV, 20th anniversary of The Dude, Merlin's new fondness for Spotify, analyzing takes on the HomePod, options for high-quality in smart speakers, dealing with recurring financial (and psychological) eels, competitive heat in the smart home ecosystem, Canadians, and the name of Scotland Yard. They also answer a listener question about feeling overwhelmed by content options.
February 27, 2018 at 2:30PM •
1 hour 23 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about weather as a thing and giving up on Cash's dumb iPad problem. This leads to discussion about the risks, opportunities, and frustrations of having lots of data in different places (probably).
The main topic this week is an exploration of TickTick. Neat app.
They also almost talk about Black Panther.
February 20, 2018 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 24 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin talk a little too much about Harry Potter, but also manage to cover some other media properties as well as the shockingly limited options for British casting. Dan has a new task management app, and Merlin decides to give it a spin too. The need for help from the jackals who make Cash's iPad app is escalated.
In a somewhat classic style, the conversation moves to considering Big Issues around work, friction, modality, usability, and apps for pound-sign productivity.
Twitter, its apps, and its perplexing (lack of?) company direction are discussed. Merlin has something like a razor for this.
Dan is told that he is upset.
February 13, 2018 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 20 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about lots of recent experiences with the weird and often-frustrating world of streaming TV. What a mess.
There's also some discussion of sauna suits, The Eagles, Mummers, and Dan's victorious t-shirt.
Also, Dan needs your help with solving a terrible problem with one of Cash's iPad games.
February 6, 2018 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 9 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the Eagles' big win, what constitutes a catch, Dan's cool new shirt, Merlin's surprisingly positive interactions with Kabletown, the seeming magic of Movies Anywhere, some recent TV recommendations, and a great listener tip for using Nuzzel.
Your hosts also respond to Listener Daniel's question about new job responsibilities making him feel like an impostor.