427: C. Thomas Hobbled
DISCUSSED: nasty, brutish, and short sleep; watching TV with a game controller; Dan has to deal with suite concatenation; your hosts crave the expertise of a craftsman; Merlin realizes he and his lady friend see very different forests (spoiler: hers is way better); popcorn ceiling comes in cans; your hosts contrast their views on kipple, sentimentality, and need; Dan struggles to turn off his buttons, and Merlin loves his iPad's Paste button; provisional, anecdotal praise for AT&T's Call Protect service; there's a distinction between long sleep and good sleep; Dan has to stab a prestige TV doppelgänger, and Merlin learns about Night Company; Merlin has recommendations for a Mac automation app, a new David Sparks Field Guide, and a handy new IoT dingus; speculation that smart home adoption truly won't tip until the interactions get less dorky; mobile charging options for travel are debated; everybody needs a Dad Hat; and, finally, with only three days of school left, Dan receives a very concerning email.
Links for this episode:
- Bunch - BrettTerpstra.com
Bunch is a little macOS app that sits in your Dock. It doesn’t have any windows. When you right/ctrl-click it, it gives you a list of “Bunches” you can select from, each one launching a group of applications that you configure. Bunches can be configured to open apps, specific files in an app, and even web pages in your default browser.
- Announcing Release of the Keyboard Maestro Field Guide — MacSparky
- Lutron Aurora Always Ready smart bulb dimmer
- Popcorn ceiling - Wikipedia
- Rogue Amoeba | Audio Hijack: Record Any Audio on MacOS
Record any application's audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more. Save audio from hardware devices like microphones and mixers as well. You can even record all the audio heard on your Mac at once! If you can hear it, Audio Hijack can record it.
- Startly - QuicKeys 4 for Mac OS X
- Pinworm Infection
- Bronn | Game of Thrones Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia
Lord Bronn is the Lord of Highgarden, Lord Paramount of the Reach, Master of Coin, and the founder of his house. Bronn is a skilled and dangerous sellsword who comes to prominence when he champions for Tyrion Lannister in his trial by combat at the Eyrie. Bronn subsequently enters Tyrion's service as his personal bodyguard, assassin, and enforcer and in return was given knighthood, power, and wealth.
- Amazon.com: Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7 (BD + Digital): Various: Movies & TV
- Security Apps to Protect You & Your Phone - AT&T
- Hue Tap switch 046677473365 | PHILIPS
- The Talk Show: Ep. 251, With Special Guest Merlin Mann
Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include sleep and sleep-tracking (with Apple Watch), regional fast-casual dining, the nature of podcasting, and, of course, more.