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Home Gadget Geeks
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"Eventually, the radio gives out and you're like, you got to find new stations. And so you just turn off the basket. We spent a lot of time talking. So it was super great to do that. And then, I don't know, I think for me, it's kind of fun to see you move into this kind of move into this new role. And you're real happy. And who knows where it'll go? I mean, you don't know, but it's kind of great when you get that job that you're like. I really like going to work. You know? And part time for now, I think you're going to get some more hours. And we're off. I think we're off to a good we're off to a good start. It's pretty cool. Anything that I missed on the library side of things or anything else before we kind of wrap it. Don't think so. All right. There was something that I felt like we missed, but I can't think of it anymore. Brian, we'll wrap it with this, Brian says the enthusiasm is great. Something that unfortunately isn't always common in the workplace surely benefits your coworkers as well as your patreons. And are you patrons? And yeah, you're excited to be there. You like, I mean, I'm super fortunate. We're in the midst with my job. I'm in the midst of doing a very, very difficult data transition. And those never go smooth, right? And for the next couple of weeks, it's going to be a little ugly. And yet for some people, they're like, oh, this is just killing me. And I kind of wake up every morning, like, all right, I'll see what we can get done today. I mean, today was today was a super stressful day. I'm sure I made a few of my coworkers not happy with me. But I hope the couple customers, we got some things done, had a conversation with our team in Japan, which was kind of fun. They were worried about a few things. It's kind of cool. I like doing it. I like doing it. So super cool. Well, it's funny. We're talking about this around Thanksgiving. And that's when you were kind of struggling, the final kind of the final decision on school. And we got you and then I thought, well, we'll do it, maybe around Christmas, and that didn't work. But then you picked up this job and as you were talking about these things, I was like, there it is. There's our thing. Because just in full transparency, I said, you know, one night you were supposed to be on and you're like, I just don't have anything to talk about. And I'm like, yeah, yeah, no worries. We're not gonna, we don't need to force this thing. You just weren't in the zone yet. And yet, how different is that now that you've got this job that you really like? And I think it shows. I mean, I think you can hear it in your voice and I think people are recognizing that. So congrats on the job. And you know, I get to we get to talk about this every day. So it sounds kind of weird. Me saying that. But for folks listening on it, you know, I think it's a big deal. And exciting as your dad. Super exciting to see you to get into it and be excited about it. I mean, that's what as dads and moms, that's what we that's what we wish for. Kids find jobs that they find exciting and leads to whatever the next thing is. You know, so cool. Any final thoughts, anything you want to end it with, then I'll close this
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"What do you think that experience, though? Four years journalism school. What parts of it prepared you a little bit or a lot a bit for what you're doing right now? Do you think there's some direct correlation in there? I think so like a lot of it was my people skills. And working with a team and working with working in an environment where even though there was kind of an authority structure, it was kind of in general a democracy. And that's similar to the way that the library works. I do have my bosses, but there is much my coworkers as they are my bosses because they work at the front desk with me. We do a lot of the same things. And also conflict resolution. You get people with the library who don't want to pay their bills, they don't want to pay a membership, or they're going through a hard time, and so they just want to yell at you about something. Or maybe they have some sort of disability in their feeling ornery or don't realize, aren't reading the social use. Like all of those things in journalism will throw you, there's no frying pan. It's you just jump immediately into the fire when it comes to conflict. I was constantly getting having to diffuse arguments with people. And so even though I do that less now, I'm way more prepared for it when it does happen. I'm very calm under pressure and helping people to calm down when they're getting really worked up. And also, it helps that in this case, it's not the end of the world. If somebody's having a bad time, usually their issues are actually in reality small potatoes. Their feelings are not small potatoes, but it's easier to manage your feelings when what you're having feelings about isn't as pressing as something that I might be interviewing someone about for a newspaper because that's their life and their livelihood and their job or like the company or the school that they're protecting. That's bigger potatoes. Yeah, I think there's a good pivot for you. I mean, I think about I did 5 years in the army and I was in a very good soldier just to be honest. I wasn't very good and I took a job bank and retail banking. And I was a better banker than it was a soldier, but I'm not sure that was like, I was more successful, but not, you know, when I made that switch to technology and started selling computers, I got even closer. To that, I was like, oh man, the computer, these things are awesome. And I got in right at the right time, right? We were just 46s were just coming on. We're starting to see the early pentium days and it was just a great time to be in computer sales. Although the prices were plummeting in those days. So the retail part didn't work, but that got me back to the bank back into technology. I did data warehousing for a while and a perfect time. Project managed technology project management, which took me over to gallop now, got to do some recruiting and some podcasting. I mean, that's like 9 things that I've gotten to do. That's a chain of jobs for sure. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I don't know. I mean, for some people, they work something similar to their whole life. I think for some, they move around, do things differently, try out different stuff. So kind of exciting to see you switch, we thought about journalism for a lot of years. I kind of thought we would even spend some time kind of talking through. How do we create a website stuff for you? How do we get some of those kinds of things? But this library, the switch into library, and in the opportunities that it may present here in the future, was kind of cool. And it was kind of fun to see you get into that and then be excited when you came home from work. You'd be like, oh, this happened today. So it's been kind of fun. Have you had a, if you were to say a favorite moment from the library? Since you started, or what's your favorite thing to do there? What do you like to do the best? Do I like to do the best? I don't know. I just like all of it. I like that I'm doing something that I know that I'm good at. At the end of the day. Is that I'm really efficient. I'm really organized. It's just harnessing a lot of my strengths. Gallop plug. I like it. It's hard to see a lot of things that I already am good at and helping me get better at them. And so it's just nice to walk into work and know that I know what I'm doing. And that the workplace is better for me being in it because I'm good at it. Well, and you kind of knew what you were doing before you got there. You spent so true. I've been there so many times. Me and a friend actually, somebody that I met in class for the semester that I was at UNL. She got hired at the same time as me. And we started on the same day. And we didn't know that we were both applying. So we showed up and it was like the Spider-Man meme of us being like, I know you know what I mean? And so she's not from here. She got moved here by the air force because she's got a parrot in the air force. And it was nice on our first day when Claire was like, Tim, you know, where you're going.
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"As long as you're clean and not there too long. Okay. You can hang out outside. There's picnic tables outside. Probably don't smoke too close to people or the building, but you can probably just hang out with some friends and have it. Do it in the backyard. That's what I built that for. When we think of the human capital, like if folks in the library, you know, you just kind of think, well, how hard is it to put a book on the shelf? But there's a lot more to it than that, right? I mean, what do you think your coworkers bring to the overall experience of the library? Well, several, almost other than the shelters and the main front desk staff, pretty much everybody who works at the library has a degree, many of them in library science. So they specialize in being able to help you the patron, find what you're looking for. Whether that's material that we have or whether you need to look something up. Like we have referenced sections we have books we got phonebooks. We got maps. We got SAT and ACT study guides. We've got this out in the other. And we've got people who are experts at looking things up on the Internet. Honestly. I think Christine has a master's in library science. So if there's something that needs to be found, she will find it online or in our collection. And even those of us who don't have degrees have expertise in a myriad of things because a lot of us have either gone to college and not finished or finished. And so we just have a base of knowledge and a lot of us are readers. So we know a lot. We can give recommendations. We can help people find things out in the stacks in the nonfiction section that sometimes seems incredibly daunting. So there's a lot of things. I get a lot of phone calls about the randomness things and I'm like, I'll help you find out the answer to your question. That's what I'm here for. It really just called to ask a question. They call it and they're like, somebody asked me what time what was it? Was it a game or was it a music thing? There was something that somebody called me and they're like, what time is this thing? And I was like, I'll have Google it for you. That's your job to just be there and help people. There's a lending library thing that goes on citywide or where if they don't have it, they can get it from another library. That is actually the interlibrary loan system is nationwide. So if we don't have a book and another library does, you can pay $3 and they'll ship it to us and we can check it out to you. So if we got a ship something from New York, it's $3. If it's from the plasmid library, it's $3. But that's a lot cheaper than a $20 book. But do you have somebody that that's their job, right? One person hold job as intra library loans and getting those books to us, and then sending them back when they're done. That's crazy. Yeah. That's crazy. Yeah. He's really good at it. That's pretty cool. I mean, you just think about that. I think that price is going to have to go up. But even shipping's got more expensive, right? But what a great value to be able to say, oh, hey, I really need this book. What about this does Bellevue? I know some libraries protect like local documents or local history or local heritage, does our library have any of that, where they're kind of. I think we have some back in the office. There's a locked cabinet that's got some old books in it. That I'm pretty sure our historical artifacts. So like we've got, we've got some stuff, and I've handled some books and some like pamphlets that are at least 50 years old. Like there's some old information in our library that I'm sure that there's some city history because it's the oldest city in Nebraska. It's the first city. Yeah. Shout out. No family. Yeah. Yeah, Bellevue west here and at least in Nebraska. There's some old documents and such in
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"I mean, they'll probably get to know your voice, too, if you're there for a while. Oh, Sammy's calling. It's the library. It's gonna be Sammy. Brian's asking, curious about the demographic data? Do you find that ebooks and audiobooks tend to be younger patrons compared to hard copy books? You maybe have been there long enough to know, but on any thoughts on that? I think that's likely, I think that a lot of patrons, a lot of older patrons want the physical books because they want our large print section, our large print section has grown exponentially in the time that I have lived in the city. It used to be like two shelves next to the nonfiction section. And now we replaced most of our reference section with the large print section. It's probably 5 or 6 floor to ceiling shelves, full of large print books. And so older folks, especially if they don't have an iPad, and it's hard for them to see. Even if they zoom in really hard on their phone, it's still too small. And so like a physical book with large print is super useful for them. Well, I think the younger folks are less picky. I think that they'll take whatever it's available on. And we do have audiobooks on CD, but I think people tend to do those just for their cars because most people don't have CD players. And if they're listening anywhere else other than their card, then they'll get audiobooks too Libby. That's my conjecture. That's what that's what you think. Yeah, no. It's always an interesting. It's an environment that you would think. I mean, it's pretty diverse as far as for sure. People who come in, people who get the books who get books in the different kinds of things. It's been a while. Since I've been in, and I remember you could go get movies for a while. Still got lots of DVDs. And CDs. We're one of the last libraries that still has music CDs. Because they're hard to secure. The CD case is not lock or hard to get. They don't make them anymore. But we still got, we still got a bunch of them. It's crazy. That's great. For adults and kids. Yeah, no, right on. This is an area that I have, you know, I've been talking about doing a meetup forever, but I have been able to pull one off. Could I do a meet up at a local library? You guys have a room big enough. I could get a share can. So we have a large meeting room in a small meeting room. Every library is different. Some libraries have private study spaces. We don't have any of those. But we do have a big meeting room, and that's the room that the library wouldn't host polling. What do we vote? That's my voting place. And that's where they have voting. So it's a pretty sizable meeting room. They do Qantas meetings in there. We did an author fast recently where we got a bunch of local authors to come in and sign books and meet some folks. And kind of promote their work and engage with community. And so we had probably, I think, a dozen authors in that room. So it's pretty sizable. And it's free to rent as long as it's available during that time. And we have a fellowship group that meets in the small meeting room every Thursday. Wow. And so they're always there. And see if they've got a room for you. Yeah, there's not too many hotels in that part down, but it could be a place for it. It also hotels are pricey. They are. But people are coming in from out of town to do a meet up to do a tech meetup. That's a little bit. Although, right now, with this expensive is everything is. Everything's expensive, except the library, which is free. That's true. Maybe it'll make a comeback. But okay, so besides books, we talked a little bit about audiobooks and DVDs. But there's others, there's like some other things that you wouldn't think. You could check out at the library. So we got some random things. So we have a cake pans, which we I think we started getting those like two or three years ago. I think it was just before the pandemic we got those. Time is soup. So you can check out a fun shaped cake pan to make a cake in. Because that's one of those things that you don't want to buy for yourself in the habit cluttering up your house. So why not just borrow it from the library? We also have puzzles and board games, which are super popular. Most of those get used in-house, but a lot of people with kids will check those out. And use those, which is nice. We got a pretty sizable puzzle collection. We get some good donations from this. Did you say board games? We got board games. We got lots of board games. Yeah. So another, like when you check those in and out, does somebody look to make sure all the occasionally, usually it's a pretty solid honor system. I think occasionally if it's really slow and like something needs to be done, somebody will go through and make sure all the pieces are in there. But we don't sweat that one too much. CDs and DVDs we check every time. We're like, we gotta make sure it's all in there. With the board games, I think we're trusting patrons to tell us if something is missing. Any whisky and cigar rooms at the no, those are. Those are on my back deck. Yeah. That's for outside. That's for us. That's for outside. Although nobody's, nobody's stopping you from sitting in the grass. I don't know in Bellevue, I wonder
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"Don't know exactly what the program is called, but we do, so we have there's two different programs on, or it might be part of the same program. There's a program that locks the computer so you have to either use your library card or guess pass to log on. But there's also basically every night the computers essentially factory reset. There's a couple programs that get that stay on the computers. But if you download something by the next day, it's gone. Yeah. So the computers are constantly resetting for that for that safety and security. And for our patron securities, that way anything that they had downloaded on the computers to print, we don't hold on to. Yeah, Best Buy has a kiosk mode that they put all their computers into. And if you search the web or do anything on that computer, as soon as the screensaver comes on, it wipes out so basically everything you're doing is just in cash. And then as soon as the screensaver comes on, it's all reset. So that resets for every customer that way. That's for every login, like all the data that's been downloaded, and then the computer is a hard reboot at night. And we have the staff have no control over it. It when the time the library closes, the computers do it on their own. Oh man. And then when the time to open the computer's all turn on. Wow. So somebody must manage. Somebody must do that. Somebody for the city of Bellevue probably does that. That's a pretty cool idea. Brian likes the idea he says, fantastic idea, use the machines but pay for the materials. Yeah, copy, machine model for the 21st century. Yeah, do you find there's a 3D printer like in the time that you've been there, does the 3D printer got used at all? Yep. And Connie are adult services. One of our adult services librarians uses it all the time. Really, what is like, what is she print, do you know? I don't know, like charms and gadgets and she's always, she's always like, oh, I got somebody coming in for the 3D printer today. So I don't like, I'm not nosy enough to know all the specifics. But there are people using it. There's people in and out of there pretty much every day. That's good. Those things keep some used to keep some, so they don't get some going. John says maybe is it possible to reset after each log out? Do they log in? Are they just stable log in? Yeah, they log in and they're log out. And it logs you out automatically from disuse after a certain amount of time. And it logs you out after your two hours are up. For the day. Joe says, there used to be a thing called horn, a hibernate once resumed many. Yeah, well, I think I think we've gotten that problem solved as far as having computers in public and whatever in kiosk mode or whatever. Oh, he meant, can you reboot the computer after each? Maybe, but it sounds like they've got a pretty they've got pretty much. And I think we can manually reboot if it's necessary because sometimes a computer is janky and you just got to reboot it and then it works again. Yeah. Even in the library, but even at the library, you just got to turn it off in the back on you. Reboot works. Okay, this was an area that was a little bit of a surprise to me, not that they had these, but many they had. Talk a little bit about all the leisure passes that you can do. Yes, I love the leisure passes. So we have passes there one day passes to various places. We've got the Durham museum in downtown Omaha. The children's museum, which is our most popular past. Lawrence and gardens up in Omaha, fontanel forest in Bellevue and the B cycles, the electric bikes in Omaha. And you can check those out for a day, or you can use the pass for one day, but you get it checked out for 5 days. So you can check it out on like a Thursday and go on a Saturday. And those are really popular. Like the children's museum and the Durham passes are never on our shelf for more than like a couple hours. People come in multiple times a day. And you can't put a hold on them because they're in such high demand. So people would just come in and be like, you got the pass, and if we do, they're lucky, and they get it. Yeah, we have a new science stem center going in downtown. I imagine though does the library buy those individually and then how does that work? I think it is part of our part of our budget, I don't quote me on this because I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure it is part of our budget. However, the zoo passes, we occasionally, we're getting our last batch before the fall on April 1st, where the zoo will donate a 151 day passes that we just give out to anybody who has a card that's in good standings, like they don't have any fines on their account or overdosed. And that just helps promote the zoo during their off season. So they're kind of trying to get people to come into the want to come back. And those are fully free. This is just gives us those. But I think the passes, I think we pay for the membership. They might give us a discount, but I don't know for sure. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. No, I was just surprised at all those Omaha. We're not a huge metro, but we've got some nice places you can go get tickets for. Which they had baseball tickets for the college World Series. That would be pretty cool. The e-bikes one, we have called B cycle here in town. And I actually had a really discounted right before the pandemic. I had a really discounted rate through our through my employer through Gallup. And we lost all that pandemic went down. I thought, actually, they'd go out of business during that pandemic. But nope, they stayed around, in fact, they grew and you can go, you can go to the library. I may actually spring comes around and the weather gets a little nicer. I may try to snag some B cycle. The bank cycle passes in the funnel forest passes. We have the most of and they stay on the shelf for the longest. So I recommend getting those because they're always there. Alex says at our old local library, we'd use those to take the kids to museums. I'd go first thing in the morning before work and try to get one. And I think that happens too, right? For you is a lot of folks. Yeah, the zoo past day, people line up an hour before we open. Yeah, that's great. And we'll usually open the doors and get them into a meeting room so they're not like waiting in the cold, but people get really excited about the zoo passes. See, I had no idea there was a rush on Zoom. Brush on zoo passes. They're free in there for two adults and 6 children. So if you got a big family, you could take them. Yeah, it's just down the street. This is a crazy thing. This has been happening under my nose. Like a secret world right next to your house. It is crazy as you were telling me about this.
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"This is the average guy network and you have found home gadget geo show number 5 64 with guest Sammy Collison, recorded on March 2nd. The 2023. Here on home gadgets, we cover all of the tech gadgets that finally your home news reviews product updates and conversation all for the average tech guy. I'm your host Jim coss and broadcasting live from the average guy TV studios here. In a beautiful Bellevue Nebraska, we got some 50s and 60s on the slate as I'm looking at the weather station and of course we'll post the show we'll post the yeah, we'll post this show with world class show notes. Over at the average guy, dot TV. Don't forget this episode affiliate sponsor is an espresso. Use the code MQ U three two 8 and Sammy, I know you told me, you could come up with a better link for that, but that's not the way it works. Fair enough. You have to have the code and take it over to an espresso dot com. And if you did that, you get $40 off your first machine. Your first nespresso machine. Give it a try. Also, I think they're also sent in you know, what do they say, a free capsule dispenser? So if you're drinking bad coffee stuff, keurig is okay. It's not that great, just to be honest. It's espresso, much better. Give it a try. Check it out. The code is M QU three two 8 at $40 off your first machine, give it a try. Stop drinking bad coffee. Big thanks to Randy walker, who joined us last week, always great to have him on the show. A long time listener first time guest and Randy, thanks for coming on. You did a great job. And I appreciate that. Big thanks to our Patreon subscribers as well. If you're finding value in this podcast, you can join the Patreon team. Plans start at 5 bucks. The average guy TV slash Patreon and we appreciate those guys that do it. And then big thanks for on the last week of beer from John. Although, full transparency, I already drank it. So it was one of the member back in the day Uighur would drink the beers before we get to the show. I'd send him beers, and he would drink. This one got opened by mistake. And once it's open, Sammy, once it's open, you got to drink it, right? Yeah. It's kind of got the clock starts ticking for how good it is. And it's prime in that first hour. And especially a stout, super delicious, Sean, thanks for sitting those beers for the month of February, starting next week. We have four beers from Erin. She sent them from Alberta, so we're going to be talking about some Canadian beer and not quite as like these have been 8, 9%. Those are like four. So maybe I'll make it to the end of a show. You've heard from her already and Sammy, my daughter is with us tonight, Sammy. Welcome back to home geeks. Glad to be back. Good to have you. Let's catch people up. What have you been up to? You say what you want about the last year. What have you been up to? It's been bonkers, but long and short of it is a drop out of school and I got a job at the library. Because I was just like, I kept trying to do something that I wasn't good at. And I was like, why don't I just do something I am good at? Yeah. So I applied for a circulation desk job at my local library. And got hired. And I have been working there a little more than a month now, I think, and I love it. It's amazing. Yeah, you kept like you come home, I'd be like, well, how is work? And you tell me all these crazy things that you were doing at the library, all these things that were available. Oh, they're handing out gift cards today and all they're doing this today and all they're doing that today. And I was like, what, what is this place? Like, what is this? I've always thought it so the Bellevue public library where you're working. It's literally just two blocks away from us. And so you drive down there, but you could walk. I walked most of my life, going to and from. You'll probably do some more walking down there. But I would just kind of thought it was a dirty room with a bunch of old books. And I thought like three people ran the place. And there's like a giant staff and they have all these positions and all these people stuff. And all these people come and I was like, that library, that place. So I wanted to spend a little time tonight because there's so many, I think, cool things. I think sometimes we forget like the power of a local public library. You wouldn't think belvi Nebraska now, it is the W is the third largest city in Nebraska. Omaha won Lincoln to Bellevue three. So it's not tiny, but for most places, if you're a listener or a regular listener, you probably live in a bigger town, just to be honest, you probably live, I don't know, we're 50 or 60,000, maybe something like that. Here in here in Bellevue. But our library does pretty well. Sammy start, tell us a little bit about your position. What do you do in there? What do you say you do for the library? So I work, I'm technically a clerk, so I work at the front desk. So my main job, like 99% of 90% of what I do is checking books in, checking people out, answering the phone and helping people find things. But there's also the job description when I applied is like a page and a half. There's a million other things that I do to help out other people who work at the library to help patrons find things, helping people with the things we're going to talk about later. Computers and the makerspace, I am like a one woman show. All of us who work at the front desk are skilled in doing almost everything at the library. And the training period is actually 6 months officially, because that's how long it takes to actually learn everything that you have to do there. Yeah. Yeah, there's a lot to it. You had spent a lot of time now at the library before. When that job opened up, right? Talked a little bit about your time growing up, it's not like you didn't like going there, right? No, I've always loved the library. I've always been a big reader. And because it was only like two blocks away, I'd walk down there, especially in the summer, if I was bored, or I just wanted to get out of the house, I'd walk down to the library and hang out there.
Home Gadget Geeks
"collison" Discussed on Home Gadget Geeks
"I have been looking at these splitters though. They're kind of, they're kind of cast iron or something, where the circle in the top circle on the bottom, that's got a splitter in between and you can just take that wood and take a sledgehammer and just split it that way. That seems like a, I don't know, 75, a hundred bucks. Seems like that's maybe a little safer way to do it. I don't know what do you think? Is that am I cheating? Going that route? No, I don't think so. I mean, it's basically like it's a more refined version of what you're already doing. And you're bound to determine the split wood that way and you don't want to buy a hydraulic splitter. Then obviously it can only accept certain sizes of logs. That's another humongous benefit to the hydraulic splitter. We're taking I'm picking up logs that are like, it's a lot of work to get these things off the ground and get it onto the splitter, and then you're splitting in half, you're pulling one half off, you're splitting the other half down into 5, 6 pieces. Do the next one. So obviously, just kind of depends. I think with the size of wood that you're working with, something like that would probably be a little bit more advantageous. And more efficient. Because the other thing too is like sometimes the hatchet gets stuck halfway down. Get a real tough piece of wood that isn't super dry yet. And then you've got to get that freaking thing out of there. And that's a pain too. So pros and cons, right? What's the live diminishing returns? How often do you split in wood? How fast you going through it? That's the way the reason we have that splitter is because we've created this culture with our neighbors where we're doing fire pits all the time. We have fireplace in all of our houses. And so sometimes in the winter time that can save your gas bill a little bit and so we kind of stock up because we're going through it so often and so two of the guys went in on an expensive splitter and we all kind of share the workload and we've got a source that gives us a lot of wood for free and where it's just we're pretty lucky, honestly. I just kind of walked into this situation when I moved in. And I just try to put in as much leg work as I can help fill their piles while in fill in mind. It's a good way to do it. Bob says bob Carpenter and chat says get a wedge. There's some pretty interesting ones. And I do have an old wedge. It's a metal or whatever iron, probably. It rusts so it must be iron. And it's a four way splitter. And for a full log, it actually works pretty well. Throw that put that thing right in the middle. Not as handy, pretty heavy, not as handy for little pieces. This is where I like the hatchet. And by the way, through this process, I realized there are wedges with handles that are designed to be hit with a sludge. And then this line is very clearly marked. It's not supposed to be. But I do it anyway. I'm going to destroy this thing. And then I'm going to get the right. I'm going to get the right equipment. It works well for what I do. I mean, I split a ton of wood with it. And. Bob also says free home gym membership doing it by hand. At least in the upper body. And yeah, I got a craft today. Splitting this wood, and I'll be a little sore tomorrow. And I've gone through two pairs of gloves doing it. It's one of the things the right hand on the set of gloves I have now are not electrical tape, but duct tape around the fingers, the thumb and the first two fingers. Because I've just wore through them. You know, with that wood and hitting with the sludge and some of those kinds of things. And it's a hand sledgehammer. It's not one of the big, not one of the big ones. They have four pound, I think, a little four pound sledge. It's a pretty good system now that I'm good at it. I kind of watch for a look for the checks in the wood to know that the cadets are probably going to be a weak spot in the wood anyways to put the hatchet on it. Three or four times things splits in half in the grain. Yeah, yeah, that's another area where you find the grain. And Brian says out in chat, he says, duct tape, the universal solution for everything. Yeah, it works pretty well. It works pretty well, Brian. I'm not going to lie. Listen, I brought this brand new pair of gloves when I started this project with this tree. Three trees in my neighbor's yard right on the fence line, on both our power lines. I paid my neighbor, who's a tree guy just to come and cut him down. And there's a lot of wood left over. He said, can you just leave me some of the wood, right? And he's like, yeah, absolutely. So that first pair got brand new pair of gloves. I wore through the thumb in the first day. And I'm like, well, okay, I'm not gonna, so I just taped them up. Head mom helped me get that done. Well, heavier duty. Yeah. You need some better gloves now. Better gloves. Better gloves. Maybe for Christmas, maybe I'll put that on my Christmas. Really good gloves. You told us yesterday that you didn't want anything. You're right. I don't. I just go buy him anyways. Right. Well, so I have to look at that. I'll be honest, I look at that ring splitter, you know, put the wood in and like I could like bob's right. I could go. It's just a set of wedges. And then get the wood small enough to fit in that and then just use that wedge. From the wedge standpoint based on our experience with the smaller one you have, that thing, we get stuck all the time. I think the longer it is, and then the more spread out, especially if you have like one of those four way wedges. The bigger it is, and the more travel distance you have at your disposal, I think, the better it's going to work. That four way wedge, it's small, but it's mighty, it does, it does a very nice job. We got that thing pretty good and stuck a couple of times. We had to burn it out that one time. We did burn it out. We did burn about that one time. I was finding a rhythm too in the way I hit it. So tap, tap, tap, and you get it down. And then just a good my shoulders are a little sore. And then just a good solid thrust at the end and usually the wood splits apart. So I haven't gotten it stuck in a while, but I'm actually a little bit sore behind the shoulder blade today too. And I remember because you were splitting wood for me last night. Yeah, I remember saying to breathe this morning. I'm like, why? Why is that hurt? You just forget the things you do. Yeah. Listen, there's some really good high-tech access to. Man, an axe just as an axe anymore. I mean, you go to the hardware store. Man, they got some slick looking axis. And so now, talk about you got to be safe with those things. That go through a shoe and a second. So I don't know if I want to be out there swinging an axe. Now, I think hitting someone with a hammer is definitely a little bit more accurate. Yeah, it's safer. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So I was doing the Captain America thing, though, today I would split it just so there was a little bit left there. Pull them apart. It's fine, strong. Just as we think about wrapping this up, just kind of on the way out here, today was Black Friday, and I did order the rest of the pieces that I need.
Home Gadget Geeks
"collison" Discussed on Home Gadget Geeks
"What's it going to take a chance on a big turkey in the smoker and have it not turn out. Like that was not going to happen. I can't wait 14 people over. I can't have a bird going down and not have a backup. So we still did the traditional on the grill, although I couldn't find it was disappointing. They couldn't find my smoking tube. Oh, I brought it over to your house. Yeah, you've got my smoking, too. Okay. So I was looking for it. I was like, oh, so it was awesome even without the awesome smoking tube this year. I'm not sure the way I cook it in the envelope. You know, I make this envelope of tinfoil, bacon on top. I'm not sure smoke can penetrate all that bacon anyways. I think the bacon gets most of the smoke. By the way, I take that bacon off. After it's cooked, I take the bacon off, separate it and then put it back on the grill and re season the grill with that bacon. And we bring it in and that's part of the hors d'oeuvres we just have a bacon hors d'oeuvre, which is pretty tasty. So this year with the Austin XL pit boss, Austin, so I went full smoke. And through some garlic and an apple and some butter and I bought a I bought a butter injector for ten bucks on Amazon, just a cheap one, 'cause I didn't know if this was gonna work. And it's really weird to stick that in the bird and push it down and watch it swell up with butter and olive oil. Yeah, it was a little weird to do it. Then just took a butter based butter and oil basting on the outside. That's it. Maybe a little salt and pepper. And put it right on the grill. So it was really side by side comparison. Use the eye grill, meat thermometer on the smoked turkey. Use the meter on the grill turkey. Grilled went about an hour faster than the smoked smoked skin tasted. This is the whole I think the whole idea of smoking the bird is to get some crispy tasty, get some smoke into that bird. But both work great and we're great. Just got there, just handy to have and I kind of wish I had both meters or both. I grill. I got one or the other. I got to wait for one of them to break before I go with the other. But Phil, I cut the other thing I did differently this year is I bought a big, long boning boning knife. I think is what they call it. It's just a, it's kind of a flexible long knife that I use for that you can use for fish. And I got that and got it right next like for the breast meat. Right next to the bone and basically just got it all off the bone. It a whole breast. And then I put that on, you know, on the cutting tray, and instead of cutting with the bird, I cut against the grain, basically is what I did. So I cut pieces, I cut pieces off of it that way. I don't know if that made any difference. A couple of the videos I watched on YouTube is I was getting ready for this. That's the best way to catch a turkey is not off the turkey directs but cut the meat off the bone and then slice it. There was not any white meat left over at the end of the night, by the way. By the time I went to put things away, both could you taste any difference between the two? Did you get did you see or did you notice at all? So I'm pretty sure I could tell which one you smoked? You put on the smoker. And it definitely was pretty buttery. And it was really good. So listen, even that turkey would, I feel like with slay most people's turkey. I'd be willing to bet that our turkey game as well above the majority of the population. It's got to be. As much as I hear people complain about turkey and they're like, oh, him is better. And it's like, you haven't had good turkey then. Like, it just hasn't been done right. And people are coming up with all kinds of crazy ways to cook them and fry them and they're dropping them in the deep fryers and starting grease fires and all that stuff. That's pretty good though. Man, we're on to something. You need to YouTube, you need to figure out a way to like make YouTube video out of the way you cook a turkey. Yeah. And I feel like if I got some steam, there's a lot of videos out there. I watched about 15 of them on smoke in this. Bob gives me the right words. So he said, I'm a turkey breast medallions. It's great. And that's what you call him. Assuming that's the way you cut it and is that what that means? Yeah, he says softer as you're not chewing against the grain. Okay. And so yeah, you basically just take the breast meat off set it down and then cut it. Interesting. That way. It did feel like it was pretty tender. Yeah. Definitely was not lacking juiciness. By any cutting the grain when you do it that way, right? Because the grain goes across the bird that way. And so you're cutting against these kinds of analytical thoughts are better when I know beforehand, like all the intricacies of why those things are happening. So then I can pay attention to oh, you do it this way more for like mouthfeel and you do it this way because it changes this type of taste profile. And I didn't know those things. I literally just went in knowing we always have good turkey and the experience is going to be what it is and I wasn't really paying attention to that kind of stuff. So they were both good. They were both good. They're making one definitely had a little bit more of like that. I would say like it was just a little bit more like rounded out and like the darker richer flavors and the other one was
Home Gadget Geeks
"collison" Discussed on Home Gadget Geeks
"On last week and of course rich caught us up. All the things that are going on at Microsoft with his job took a new job 6 months ago. If you haven't caught up on the show, go back and get that done. And big thanks to rich. Good to catch up with him and of course big thanks for Patreon subscribers. Who support the show each and every month. I appreciate you guys that number has not changed and forever. If you want to support the show, if you want to support what we do here from a monetary perspective, head out to the average guy TV slash Patreon. We have just one $5 plan, super easy to jump in. Do it for as little or as long as you want and always appreciate that. Helps us do things like I picked up a smart Wi-Fi garage door opener from the recommendation. I think the brand name on this thing is a miros ME ro SS. This came from Randy or bust out one of the two in Discord. And they said, hey, you got to try it out. What's on sale? I checked it out on Amazon. It's coming in. I'll be installing it on the garage door this weekend. Just came in today. So it'll go pair nicely with the ring cam that's in the garage. So if the garage door is open and I've left, I can hit a button and close the garage door anyway. Spring thanks to those who do support us on Patreon. Phil Collison, my son. Yeah, we've been talking about this for one of my oldest is with us tonight and is going to come on. We got a bunch of things to talk about, but Phil, welcome. Good to have you. Yes, it could be. It's going to be a lot of fun. First of all, why would we have you on this podcast? I mean, what was the why are we doing this? We've had CRE on and that makes sense. She's a journalist and an influencer or at least she wants to be. In that space. What prompted you to come on tonight? You want the real answer? The idea answer. Let's do both. I like to do the real first and then we'll see what I deal with. So I've been with your my own exposure to your podcasting so much. And I enjoy talking about certain aspects of certain hobbies and things that I have. So I had the idea of possibly starting my own podcast. So toss the idea out and we started talking about some different things we could do. And my dad said, hey, why don't you have you as a guest on my show and it'd be a good way to kind of warm you up, get you some exposure and get a feel for the structure and stuff like that. And then I have some hobbies and stuff like I said playing drums probably the biggest one for sure. It's kind of held steady for quite a long time now and there's some tech that can kind of play into that and just music in general that I have got some experience with that we could definitely chat about. However interesting you guys find that and I guess we'll find out. I think over a cigar in a fire, you were like, hey, I was thinking I could maybe do a podcast and so we were talking about different ways to do it. And I said, you should just come on home, catch geeks. We'll just get you on there. See if you even like it in give it a try. So but we will talk some drumming some and not necessarily drum gear, but some tools to help musicians. I think that are pretty cool. Phil, when did you get started with drums? How did that? I mean, I know the story, but it is a little awkward when you interview your own kids, you have to ask questions like that, but what got you interested in drums and how long? Gosh. So I think I started around 1213. So honestly, we're coming up on 20 years now. Which is kind of mind-blowing to me. I remember when ten years seemed like I'd been playing a long time. So it was more of a, you know, there was a guy that played in our church and he was in high school and I was, you know, a pre adolescent and thought he was cool. And the drums just, you know, vibe with me. I like the way the sound. It seemed like it was a lot of fun. I liked the way that they had energy to music and how much the drummer controls that. Just drew me in. So that is kind of how it started. And then thankfully, after some time and convincing my parents let me save up and buy my own drum set and oh my God. Through the course of.
Lakers Nation Podcast
"collison" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"I want to get into the Lakers roster moving forward and what their rotation is going to look like. But before I leave Stanley Johnson behind here, I need to finish with this, the health and safety protocols, omicron, all this stuff that's been hitting the NBA. This is a tough thing for the NBA. Tough thing to deal with. You're essentially bringing in replacement players. Gilead guys are coming in. In fact, Joe Johnson played in the NBA, right? That's how desperate. Their Collison. Darren Collison. That's how desperate. The league got. For just players, just so we don't have to cancel games. Give us guys who can somewhat competently put on an NBA Jersey and go up and down the floor. The next step would have been grabbing athletic looking fans. Out of the stands and putting putting jerseys on them and saying, here, here you go, you hop in. You can play for a little bit for us. They had to find guys. And that's tough. That's tough for the league to get through that's tough for the product on the court that's tough for fans who bought tickets to those games, wanting to see the stars and next thing you know, the stars are out for ten days. That's tough. But the silver lining was that you were going to get all of these guys who were going to get opportunities. Opportunities that they wouldn't get otherwise and we knew that for some guys. Some guys they would get they would join the team and they might never set foot on the floor. Other guys will join a team and actually get some minutes. And for a select few, they were not only going to get minutes, but they were going to impress teams enough to potentially earn a job in the NBA. Again, that was the silver lining. That's the feel good part of this is these guys who have been cloned to get back in the NBA. It's Stanley Johnson was out of the league, now had an opportunity to earn their way back in that they would not have received otherwise and credit to Stanley Johnson. He sees that opportunity and he ran with it. Yeah, and Stanley Johnson is a former lottery pick and obviously that doesn't mean too much. It doesn't mean he's going to become a superstar anytime soon..
School of Podcasting
"collison" Discussed on School of Podcasting
"Kind of awkward for me sometimes to point things out. But again, my goal is to help you to make the best episode. And the bottom line is, and I'm here to tell you, first things first, they all say the same thing. And it's something like this. Now I'm good on content. Nah, I'm solid on content. No, no, content is good. Don't have to worry about that. And then I go listen to the content and guess what? It's a problem. You have 8 calls to action at the end of your show. You have you spent 5 minutes getting to the content. You never announced that there was a guest on your show that there was an interview you buried the lead. There are all sorts of things. And here's the thing. That's kind of normal. You know why? I do a show every Saturday called ask the podcast coach. With Jim Collison, and I need to work on this when I do that show. There's a video element to it, and I have a camera directly in front of me. Directly in front of me. And yet, the on my left screen, I can see myself and Jim. And time and time and time again, when I watch the playback of the video, it looks you are watching me watch myself. If I'm talking into the microphone, hence talking to the audience, and I realized that that show was primarily a audio show that also has it kind of minors and video. But I should be talking to the camera. To connect with my audience, there is always room for improvement and there are times when you just don't see stuff because well you're too close. You've been up to your armpits in your audio for ten hours and later when you put it out, you go, oh, holy cow, I didn't even realize that..
WSJ What's News
The Hidden War Between ISIS and the Taliban
"The taliban seized control of afghanistan last week after the us military began its planned withdrawal from the country. The group has long fought american coalition forces in afghanistan. But it's also been fighting a parallel war against the afghan arm of islamic state. The local offshoot known as isis k. has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing at kabul's airport and the us has vowed to retaliate allen. Collison of the wall street journal has covered the hidden war between the taliban and isis and he joins us from kiev allen. Thanks for being with us. thanks for having. There's a lot of fear not just in afghanistan but around the world about what the taliban takeover means for afghan citizens and for global security but the taliban and the islamic state are sworn enemies. Talk about the relationship between the taliban al qaeda and isis going back to the nineteen ninety s. The islamic state wasn't around in the nineteen nineties yet. The only two groups of importance in afghanistan back then were the taliban and al qaeda taliban had taken control of afghanistan in the nineties after civil war and then al qaeda us the chaos and the vacuum there to set up camp and start training camps and basically turn into a terrorist training ground. the taliban were somewhat ambivalent about al qaeda's presence there from the beginning they did have strains in the relationship but there were also quite defensive about being told what to do by the outside world and so when al-qaeda misbehaved and we bombed afghanistan that sort of seemed to strengthen ties between them after september eleventh When we demanded that they give up bin laden and they wouldn't our invasion of course toppled the taliban And created more problems between the taliban and al qaeda but in some ways they strengthen their relationship because they had a common enemy and they were fighting the united states and over over the course of twenty years. You could say that. They've almost
Home Gadget Geeks
"collison" Discussed on Home Gadget Geeks
"We just got that. The oven has convection on it. And it's pretty sweet. Joe says he had this is this just warms my heart. He says ahead and amazon going. Now there's zest added gas. Let's just in things. Ope lime zest in rice is so good. It is great. Yeah yeah ore little little heat the pan up little little little olive oil and then throw some ginger in their injuries yet. Scion whites or zest in there. Said i i on. I've always underestimated the value of a green onion like for the most versatile onion. I think out there you can do so many things with it right but yeah hellofresh will teach you to love green onions. We should just grow our on man. Yeah we're like we need to grow it we need we need raised planters but would is worth more than gold right now so gotta coming down. Lumber prices are coming down yeah. So they're they're almost. I don't know if they're back to normal. Joe also says love our air fryer but difficult to clean we had mica on. I don't know two years ago to talk about air. Fryer at this point we're just going placed all thing maybe a half to E can't just replace the basket which would be nice bust out. Says he loves his air. Fryer and Tony says i tried to tell her. Wire-cutters says to standard toaster slash. Convection oven is a is good. But i don't think she believes me. We we just got those kind of small kind of like toaster ovens at work. It's fancy like i. I need to learn how to use that thing because have changed since we had one like a million years ago and there are a lot fancier now we did we. Yeah that's right. We did that one. Yeah anything else you can do so many things one of the things. You've you've said a lot lately as you can never underestimate the power of garlic like so true. Oh my gosh that's my one gripe with hello fresh is they. Put a white people amount of garlic in things people. I'm like i want an italian level of garlic like like think about a grandmother. Thickest italian accent how much garlic she would put in something. That's how much garlic. I want my food so we always keep a couple of bulbs of garlic in a bowl off to the side. So anytime hellofresh is like. Here's two clips garlic inputting four more. I just always triple the amount of garlic in a recipe. At least i think garlic is one of those special items. You listen you can garlic powder right. You can do that. But i think garlic is one of the it keeps forever case there's any Vampires if i was just gonna say that but it it's one of those you it just keeps forever you can always have it in. You know we have a little bowl that sits on top of the the wine fridge and it it it. Let's let's talk about keeping fruit in the white bridge. Yeah yeah well. Because it's not as cold as a regular fridge i think because normally you wanna keep citrus out of the fridge but just to give it a little bit longer life we've been keeping citrus in the line fridge which is nice and it's like right next door just gives it a little longer right. It's just kind of nice. It's just just a little bit longer. I think we keep the ryan. The wine fridge at fifty four degrees celsius or a fahrenheit and So just so hot that would be. That would be a little warm. Joe says a fresh garlic or minced. We keep fresh garlic in the wall. I won't tell anybody not to do the premiss garlic though. I think that's still perfectly good but because we have this laptop thingy mincing garlic yourself is super easy or you can. Great get a micro plane. Oh i know talking about about micro planes earlier. But that's just because i'm accident prone but you get a micro plan you can just great ginger into things and you don't have to chop it. Prototypes but. Yeah the pampered. Chef right we have the pampered. Chef slap chop zones slept up. Yeah it's great. It's a great. It's a it's a okay. So they just copied are you. Saying pampered chef copied the slap which came first. I just know it's one of those things. Where the brand. Name sticks around like dumpster. Kleenex aspirin the the the garlic. I think you know we like to miss it on the spot like we like to cut the ends off. Peel it and then just put it on a small cutting board and then to just meant that thing down and then added to whatever wherever doing it just makes it just makes. I don't know what happened. Events bust out what happened to vince. Just look him up on wikipedia. There's a whole thing. But i won't go on that tangent. Okay well there was a lawsuit. There's those related to his unrelated to the infomercials. Didn't do anything super bad. There's just controversy surrounding him. That's really funny. So i'm not going to go on that okay. We'll we'll save that for another Another show anything else. I think one of the things too. That i think really enhanced. Dinner is the pre-game cocktail right right. I mean pretty great to get a good cocktail going especially since we have that corner. We rearranged some things in the kitchen so now we have like a bar a wet bar tech corner. That's really nice and so we do we. We invent a lot of drinks in the calls house which is really fun. We like our own creations where you can way less of me and dad and mom all created our own signature drinks which is super fun. Yeah it is fun. It's fun to have them For various times I it's kinda think you know from a kitchen gadget. i think the automatic wine opener. All my god. That's a game changer. Every time i have to use like a regular manual bottle opener of like man. I am spoiled at my parents. House with all the gadgets like having regular wind see. If i can fine this you know it it because Yeah here it is right there. It's a first thing that appears on on amazon. This now this. I don't think this is the exact one we have but it's really close act. It's pretty close. So you've got a cutter for the top where you can kind of cut the foil. Pull that off. And then you just set that thing and push the bottom button and it goes down. Listen if you have a hard time. Open a bottle of wine you got. It's his twenty dollars twenty two dollars twenty dollars getting my friends. Yes yeah yeah. It's made by the same company that makes my father by the way. So you know maybe a little loud. 'cause my father's pretty loud but that has been you know as we've been drinking wine almost every night with a meal which is great. Which is the italian way Pretty great but we want to. We like to we like patients. We make some pretty good garlic bread though true right. That's that's my thighs garlic mashed potatoes. I love to make garlic bread. Bust out says. I used to work in the wine. Industry can't bring myself to use anything but a traditional opener. Hey i'm not saying half to. Yeah what do if you're if you're comfortable you do you. Yeah i like that It's it is But for us that's been really good. Been a good kind of been a good kitchen gadgets. So we've enjoyed that as well Sammy you're selling those bags We talked about a little bit earlier. How much you sell them for. Sixty five each and how to folks fine you onto to. If they were interested in buying one of those where would they go. I haven't put my shop live yet. Because i haven't made the listings yet but in the next couple of days. It'll be nipped by sammy. Can i t s by osama my questioning knits by sammy. Abby links on my social media my instagram me nets and my twitter is ads. Collison so i'll probably put those on my social. Yeah good and if you if they'll sell out you'll maybe make a few more. I might do. Maybe custom ish ones. I'm currently trying to use my yarn collection rather than buying new york. So i'll do custom ish ones where you can choose from my yarn election But yeah if they sell out immediately. Then i guess i'll have to make a bunch more. They don't think a super long time to make so but maybe somebody if they were interested in certain colors. They could contact you first to say. Hey could you make it in this color..
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"collison" Discussed on Home Gadget Geeks
"Switch is taped on the floor. Yeah you know what this is. This is When tim my marine son went to the dentist and they sent us. It's not a bill. It's a It's just a statement of of benefits. And i've turned it into a show. We're reduced for us. Recycle in this house one hundred percent pretty much. All junk mail gets reused as some sort of list not pretty cycling. So does i do listen. I have the original. I kept it the first week. Maybe second hand democ endemic where we started writing menus on envelopes. We did we started making menus together. And we're like okay hapless garlic but we should have made a pandemic scrapbook. I didn't we thinking and we didn't think it was going to last this long. Let's be real. We really didn't. We had more faith in humanity. Well it's okay. it's it's We're getting there the Yeah no. I think there's a lot of here's the deal. We walter mitty for sure we. Yeah we have a lot. we we really enjoyed. We enjoyed those times together so it was good. Good walter mitty twelve would recommend. Yeah great green them. Indeed sammy I wanna close with With some some things. We learned about ourselves from hellofresh. You know. i've talked about this by the way if you want. I got a whole bunch of new coupons and always have coupons if it's if you're new to the program you haven't tried hellofresh like Hellofresh may be responsible for most of the great times and sammy. And i have had together over the last two years. Maybe three that we've been doing it. send me an email. Track me i'll give you get your code. We'll get you some free hellofresh to give it. Give it a try. It has been at has been super cool but as you think about things you've gotten better at what it through just cooking together and it doesn't i mean we've done a lot of different things are a lot of it's been hellofresh but what kind of lessons after the last you know. We've been doing this for a year and a half hour as far as cooking together. We've cooked a lot together. Anything anything you take away from that you take away from that time you do differently now than you might have done before or some tips tricks that you've learned. Yeah my cooking. Skills were pretty bare bones before hellofresh and so i have picked up a lot of things i had never like i never confidently cooked meat ever because i was terrified of poisoning. My whole family talking about this in an episode before but one now i know all the temperatures to cook meat to just like off the top my head poultry sixty five That's the most important one. How how great is that. We bought that new incense thermometer which is amazing and also. I've used that for other stuff. So that's super helpful. I in a lot more confident and quake in my shopping skills. I am truly the master of potatoes not to pat myself on the back too much. But i truly know how to cook potato especially i make being garlic mash. Data's always raving about it. It's so good it's really good. We should have put garlic in the mashed potatoes tonight. And i thought about it. But like but i i thought of it to to league but i also have grown in appreciation for more vegetables because they used to be very picky about vegetables because mostly would steam them but i found out that roasting vegetables makes them tastes so much better. Put your veggies in the oven with seasoning. Legis like put salt pepper. Maybe ginger maybe some garlic navy some lemon zest. We zest are citrus. A lot more that we disaster platters esther too because we were using the micro plane. And you know. I've scraped my knuckles on a micro plane with one too many times. We have one where it's it's more like a peeler like a mini peeler. That's great love that we have sony more kitchen gadgets. Now dad's very much a right tool for the job kind of person. So we've gotten a lot more gadgets. That make things easier. Some good knives. Like i think that's not me right. Well that's because we've that's because we've used them so much right just a big chef's knife that i used for chopping every vegetable under the sun. I showed this when. I came back from boston last year. Ed a hang out with that sullivan last year. And he turned me onto this semester. And i talked about it last year but it years. Investing game changes with this tool easier. And you're not gonna scrape your knuckles right. Yeah it it. basically you know. It's got five holes along the top and pulled down the sign zest you can. You can do it a couple times for that right and side for if you want a big peel for a garnish Yeah we gotta so. There's there's disaster angle you get a good look at it. And then there's your if you wanna if you wanna garnish. It's got a kind of a cutter on the on the inside of it that you have myself with the vegetable peeler trying to get twist cocktail you have indeed you really scarring my finger to prove that. No more will be using a vegetable peeler to get twists for. Yeah that's zest tool. And i think eleven box like not very expensive and listen zest as one of those things that it's just super underrated and so fancy and it makes such a difference with lebanon's yeah to tonight so we were flavor. We were making a ginger sauce tonight. So ginger chicken stock Some plum jam Eventually some butter would go on that some water. Some you know some that. That kind. In i i we the other thing the other thing i recommend one saying this. Is you know you watch this cooking shows and they have all those little balls. Go buy some little bowls like you. Get to put a little gross. They're not very expensive. You don't have to like just have a st and we have a kind of. Sarah started this so she gets to credit for but we have some big goals and then medium and small. And they're just they're within reach so you can just grab what you need and if your existing is zest with that with that tool and i take a knife out and chop up that zest to get into small little pieces. You don't have to like you. Can you can leave it in long strips. If you want to you know it it's it'd be just fine that way and And so then you you right off the cooking or off the the cutter the what we call those things where you cut the cutting board. Now what's cutting cutting board. You you just straight in the right in their gosh. It's you know. I've i've heard some jokes. I think an forget. Who which comedian was i think it was jim gaffe again. Maybe he's like yeah. I'd cook great to if all everything was prepared for me. Well one of the things you kind of get taught with hellofresh prepping all the stuff in advance so prep it have it ready and then when the cooking comes just dumping stuff in things in things you have to prep also small. Cutting boards underrated without a rim for scraping things directly into bowls. Yeah cutting cutting time yeah. We coding ginger right. Yeah we have a we have. It's basically a slap job but it's like not this laptop brand but that thing once you've chopped all the and it's like really fine. You don't let that get caught in each group so you just do that on the small cutting board than you. Just scrape it directly into the buller. The pan yeah. yeah in. These aren't like you know they're they're talking about feel like his wife still wants an air fryer and in anderson's he doesn't have space on it we don't we don't have an air airframe rather in fact Kids came over last night last night. Yeah last night to make they brought braatz and i ran out of gas. Now how can you see. How can you be a propane tank from the deck. And it still wasn't enough. It was gone i have. I had run three propane tanks out of out of gas gone show. I have three net. That's that's i have on my on my list here. A there's a minority section. That says get three propane tanks rate exchange so came in in the oven on four fifty fan and through those brats in the oven. You know what party great like most things that you need near fire for. You could do an oven especially the and conventional convection oven like combo..
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"collison" Discussed on Home Gadget Geeks
"Eighty six something like that so as long ago. Listen to took great pictures. It was a great camera. I might still have it around here somewhere now. It's film so of course we wouldn't use it. No it's phil that's phil. Yeah yeah it's it's it's old school. I think i yeah. I don't make gave it to somebody. I can't remember if we have. It needs to go in my graveyard technology on a show that yes that for a while show funk technology in my closet maybe get some other folks to join us for that and and walk through the graveyard. Joe says in a six eight six thousand was when he was looking at before last vacation but never pulled the trigger. Joe i didn't why didn't you pull the trigger on it. What what stops you from doing that. Just the price. it seems Is i was looking on a at amazon on those they they range from old. Let's say seven hundred to a thousand different packages. Sammy i think you know this may be one. I don't know maybe you want to go to a local camera store if they if those things maybe just like best buy. I think i think there is though like i think if we ought to rock brook. I think there's a camera store out there. I don't know of many of them. That are still open. Anders got a great suggestion. I've got a now i'm thinking of sweetwater. I was gonna say gotta rep at sweetwater that i could probably paying and say. Hey i'm thinking about this. I dunno sweetwater sells cameras I i could. i could ask be h As well Tony tony says watching the alpha. The sony alpha channel on youtube just stunning and Anders says bien h better than best. Buy so we don't we don't have one. Maybe we have to take a trip to the new york store. The new york being aged. I will take any current new york. Oh yeah tony says his return to be an h. was flawless So yeah i guess we got a little. We got a little work to do. And maybe this is Maybe i need to give you a little homework. Which is to watch some review videos on youtube Maybe you need to google. Best cameras for photojournalism. And then you'll get some. I'm sure you'll get a whole bunch of different kinds of cameras. And then you know maybe watched him watched him reviews. See what you see. We can We can talk about it and and kind of conversations that would give him time for your contribution so if you got. If you feel strong about this. I know there's a little You know like java versus dot net. There's a little war that goes on in between for camera. Owners between i think canon and sony. I think that's the canon and nikon. Maybe it was those maybe it was those no loyalty to any of the above. Although i think it's always cannon can although i think our video gamers might have been sony. Cover yeah i don't know i would originally i thought i'd buy it for you. And then use it for a camera for podcasting and now alberto has one. That's a little bit cheaper than that. That's a little step up from the the The logitech seen twenty that. I have so. I may go that route. I may go that route instead so Yeah love to hear from you. If you've got some ideas some kits like you need to buy it with this cheaper chief. You buy this way troop e and h loyalty in the chat today on this day. Yeah well i think they're. They're pretty great right. And and you don't have to go to new york. How we know that they ship them over. Andrew conrad rainer about youtubers preferring smaller cameras. And i think that is like a lot of dsl lars lars have gotten a lot smaller because of logging because people are holding their cameras up like this and they do it with the blog arm and they don't i mean unless you really want rich triceps but this is exhausting. We're good at it though lighter. I'm seeing a lot of loggers or a lot of youtubers putting it on a tripod and then they hold the try pie. Tripod like role. So you're not holding the camera. You're hailing. I think that six thousand we should check. I think we want to make sure that that the the video you know you have the by the viewfinder that pops out right and i think that thing you want to be able to spin that myself because filming myself right Mostly be filming my hands. But i wanna feel my face. I want to be able to see myself. Yeah kind of framing purposes. We gotta get some you know we ought to think about getting the getting something set up so you can film the process of knitting one of these. You know one of these dice bags. Bet that might be counterintuitive. Most people to give it to to'real and how to make the thing you're selling but i think that there's a lot of people who will buy it regardless because they just don't wanna learn to crochet just wanna watch do it they wanna watch you make it but there are a lot of there. Were some people in the comments of that post. I put in that facebook group who were crochet. Who are asking me for details of how i did it because i made up my own pattern and so i think it would be nice for those bulls just share economy rate in from a youtube standpoint. The more people that like it they share. They get you get views. You get everybody's bags to hold dice or whatever you want to hold we gotta we gotta set up your youtube channel. What we gonna do working on it. Get that technically. Have videos on youtube channel of me we get. We gotta get We had to get that thing we've got to put a plan together and get a grind so if you wanna send me some camera recommendations. I think we got a couple of weeks. Don't we so send us Senator email senator recommendations sooner the better jim at the average guy dot tv. We'd love to kinda we'd love kennedy today. I have to admit. I want old school. I wrote our show notes on paper funny like when an artist has a physical set list. You steal it after the show. Yeah no right on. The drummer usually has a list. That something like this..
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"collison" Discussed on Home Gadget Geeks
"Yes definitely helps keep the stagnant air. That attracts bugs away. If we're doing cigars it blows the smoke away. Keeps air moving kind of keeps it moving. It's been pretty human pretty hot here. We listen i know. We've got a lot of folks around the us Suffering in drought conditions. A lot of fires going on we see that In our We see that in our horizon so in the sun goes down. We've had some pretty spectacular sunsets and social fence at it is. We've spent a lot of time on the deck this a lot of time on the deck last summer. We'll talk a little bit about that here. In second course The voice you're hearing sammy collison. My daughter is back with a samuel back to home gadget geeks. Thanks for having me again. Yeah good good to have you. We're was out. I didn't have a guest. And i was like hey can. Up here thursday night. Let's talk about some stuff. And i think everybody likes it when you're on and And so you're back and we got some topics. Because i live here. It is super convenient. You're using. I should have written down the model number of that headset that you have talked about it on the show. Are you hear yourself back. Are you here at your hearing me right through the headphones on that thing you through that are you hearing yourself. That's that's a we. We should sit some earlier. There's some alex fine. There's a there should be volume knob on that. I think that's an m audio There should be a playback of volume knob. That is both you and me. And i swore i got that set up so you could monitor. So you're you're hearing me through your speakers. Is that what you're doing now and hearing you through the headphones so good okay. But you're not hearing yourself. I'm not hearing myself all right. We i know that works. I've tested those. Yeah but you know bothers me when it doesn't work perfectly perfectly so well we. I wish i would have known that we to work that out and we had a whole bunch of time in the pre. Show tonight Candid ask this in the chat How do you like the fire. We're going to talk about that here in just a second I've got some updated picture. So kyle was asking me in the facebook group about the firepit. I get some updated pictures of the the the new v Footing that i put in for the deck. I'm we're going to catch up. She doesn't know this. But we're gonna talk about sammy not gonna talk about robot vacuum cleaners and we're going to catch up with her in some new projects. She's working on new store. She just opened some and maybe if we have time little father daughter cooking stuff some things we've learned about each other Kind of cooking. So that's coming up so make sure you stay all the way to the end to those are kind of all the things. We'll talk about big thanks subscribers and supporters. if you haven't. I sent you an email this week if you are one of the sport as they sent an email and said hey you wanna help me host home gadget geeks. I just kinda thought it'd be fun for beat a patriot subscriber. I just kinda love to have gone a few the answered back. I could take a few more so if you are a patriot subscriber and you haven't answered me back or you didn't get the email. Whatever came from patriot on. Check that out or let me know jim. At the average guy dot tv we can get you scheduled between some time now and the end of the year. Just love to have you on. You can come on like a question. Bring an article. Just join us for the conversation. Like no no pressure. Just we want you to come out and just join us. Be a part of it Wanna thank you for doing that. You do each and every month here and we do appreciate it so if you haven't got that email consider this an official invitation if you're behind on your podcast and it's october it's okay just contact me i'm gonna let you on it doesn't matter so Jim the average dot tv. We wanna thank you for doing that as well Sammy ken got things fired. Off right away asked How do you like the new firepit. Let's talk a little bit about it. Let's share the screen here. Let me get all the fi first of all. just give us your is. I'm bringing it up. Give us your impressions of the new firepit. What do you think well. I haven't been out for burning anything yet. But i love the new spot for it and excited to have more room to put chairs around it and it just feels like functions. Way is an overused word misused word but it feels right in the new spot that it's at in terms of where the deck is like the flow of the yard. I'm good i got it right. I got right. I got kind of centered off the end of the deck. It's still yet to be glued. I haven't glided in yet. I was kind of a kind of i've tested at once. It kinda worked. We're gonna talk about this second. Because i don't know if i got the solo technology all correct so we'll talk about here second kyle. I think in the facebook group. It said hey. Can you post a few more pictures of that. And so i went out today. One of the things When we think about let me let me go back to This and i brought this up so go to when we think about the the solo. Fire pit technology right. That goes into a good burn right. This is you've seen. I'm sure you see these on on facebook right if you if you will if you're my age and you're my demographic i am sure they're coming up on your on your facebook you know these. Stainless steel can a self contained very sizes super expensive. I mean we're talking five hundred thousand dollars for these kind of these metal. Fire pits I in so you can kind of see on on screen. Ow designed cold air intake from the bottom. This is a little bit of what i missing right now. We'll talk about that here. A second then a base plate to hold the would. I need to get something for that We mentioned we mentioned last week. You know i do have some Sophie we well go back to the picture in a second. It needs cold air being drawn in from the bottom in coming up along the sides and then being super heated and coming out through the top he. You can see in the picture there. The top has a hold fire ring. Were that warmer or hot air is reintroduced in. It really creates a secondary burn. So you a burn bottom and then as the smoke is leaving that smoke burns again and that's really kind of what creates this kind of secondary smokeless. Sammy i was out there with jacob and we were burning it. You know my grandson and it was so hot we just came in so we gotta wait for a cooler day To to go out there and and get that done but let me let me bring that picture back up. Then so just i can share with folks so what we did is in the bricks below. So it's it's this is all on a concrete base. I dug this hole out. Move some of the grass way to another whole put just took a couple of bags. Concrete put him on the ground then just used a. Would you know to buy four to make this round circle kinda flat. Put that metal great. You'll see you know. I've got a great in the middle of it. You can kind of see it in this picture here. I got a three foot diameter great. That goes around it and then this is the picture you can see. you know. there's a difference between the top of the medal..
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Lakers Work Out Isaiah Thomas, Others in Search for More Depth
"Haynes. The Lakers recently worked out veteran guards Isaiah Thomas, Darren Collison. And Mike James, which point guard you believe would fit in best with the Lakers squad. I mean, I'll just throw a dart. It wouldn't be my James. I don't think Isaiah Thomas is a great story, but I would say Collison Probably based on size. Ah, a little defensive prowess age. I don't know. Yeah, kind of knows. Um, I mean, Mike James was the shooter saying, Do you want to go to the problem? If you're a girl go with Santa is to get you know either of them If if, because you missed that come up. I never laugh at that. This is because I wasn't. I'm trying to think about my game. I liked Mike James last year. He was actually pretty. He was. He was funny. That's your answer. I'm going to say, Mike game, all right. Let's see here.
"collison" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Cane They were able and to cash tape in drive. and then you know they And they at this pretty rate, much dictated he's the going terms to be adding the rest power of play Friday quarterback and duties then they totally to his dominated his respect, yesterday responsibilities. afternoon Connor and me in Murphy, Detroit. a Golden They just assist They had nothing. yesterday, It just reaching absolutely 100 had nothing career in the Hawks points. didn't give You also him anything. now has And then a when career your best power plays four game going as point good as streak it is, in as his we fourth mentioned year with earlier the Blackhawks. He joins us live There's a lot you know There's lots From Nashville, of positive. Connor. Thanks So look, for I jumping mean on it's appreciate been it's and congrats been a wide on range, the weekend success and but and knowing all you can you. do is play who's on I your schedule know and it's most important to you that that play production as well came as you can in in and a couple of victories. How are you feeling You know, about See what happens this Night team? in and Now, night about out two Now weeks you're going in in the national tomorrow Yeah, night where Feeling feeling better. I think The the team biggest that thing for us you then know, got steamrolled showing that into we're games improving in Dallas, where and gaining their ground. penalty killing Um, was not existent, this time you're mean Dallas with the short scored training eight camp. I think, power uh, play goals it's important in two games. could make sure that every game is And used you got a team is that's ah. coming in like the black Stepping Hawks. stone Who Tonto is red. Hot bring is each anybody other together and, um way you showed know that your these last couple national home games You and know, you're obviously didn't probably do a as little well timid. on Don't the want road that a before, so it's Weak, another weak chance way. to have We a good can't practice. be spending Good team. the night in the box because this team's got the opportunity to do with Alice because the last couple of games I think it's gonna be interesting matchup. They can't They're having a real difficult time generating offense. Epping National signing for the Hawks is Play like they get dead against Detroit, you know, be better Defensively. That's something that Jeremy Collison and the staff and a lot of the connective core guys have talked about. And see you know and see what happens. But I would imagine. You know you're gonna have an angry team to start and whether the weather the storm and national for the first five minutes and then see what happens. Moving forward. And so it Z always good talking to you. Whether it's on TV or radio are on the phone. I don't know if I don't know if a lot of people know this. But like the the primary Apple for getting me to Chicago, is, Is that the old check? It's like you. Dangled like five guys and then like sauce to be this beautiful tapping goal. I was just standing at the crease like it hit my stick and goes in. So I, you know, you know, I appreciate you and love you for that, but it's always good catching up with you and getting your Your take on things. And, you know, I think the Blackhawk fans are a little spoiled because you you get such a breath of the league as well. You see, a lot of you do a lot of national games for NBC. So in your opinion, how have all of these teams really handled this different scenario this year with shortened training camp and Condensed schedule and little bit of travel, but but not what they're used to. Is it is it that different this year than we've seen in years past? Do you think Well, I think everybody's on the same playing field gives more. You know when we talked to whatever 7 10 days ago about, you know, kind of the season and you know the anticipation and and also to let's look at it. It's we all know and again, in all due respect, I mean, we know what's going on in the real world when we understand that we're just League. I think, you know. Look at the leadership of the commissioner, Mr Bettman. The Deputy commissioner Bill Daley, the board of Governors. You know the owners, you know, return the plate committee, the players, the coaches, the training staffs. I mean the most, you know, the most underappreciated people in an organization and on the team or the trainers and all the medical personnel that are trying to navigate. Through this and look at it. I mean, the virus is going to dictate in a lot of situations that we Dallas didn't play for the first. What 10 days. Carolina now has been off. What secondary days? Um, yeah, I mean, just that's the way that it is, but everybody's on the same playing field. No. No exhibition games, A shortened training camp. Look at times watching a lot of games and doing some games outside of a you know of the Blackhawks world. Our man that there's been some times when the games have been sloppy. I mean, that's just that's just what's gonna happen when you don't have the reps or whatever. But look at everybody's on the same. I'm on the same page and everybody's you know, playing under the same rules and But just t finish. What the league did going back to the bubble, and it seems like the bubble, at least for me guys. It seems like it was about two years ago, and it was only about five or six months ago. But it mean it's really To be able to have pulled that off. In this setting that they did, and again the buy in by everybody involved. Um, it was just amazing. I was in the bubble on that.
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Visa abandons takeover of Plaid after DOJ raises antitrust concerns
"Visa has announced it is abandoning. Its five point. Three billion dollar planned acquisition of fintech firm plaid after the doj sued over antitrust concerns back in november. Now maybe visa plaid is a unique case. And i'm open to people's opinions about this. But i feel like this is the sort of acquisition that would have sailed through without anyone blinking an eye five or six years ago quoting the journal plaid. The government argued was a nascent but important competitive threat to visa and eliminating that threat would lead to higher prices less innovation and higher entry barriers for online debit services. Visa initially vowed to fight the government and a trial was scheduled for june in a california federal court. Visa and plaid mutually agreed to end of the deal. Plaid chief executive zach. Parrot said in an interview. That plan is in good shape to prosper independent company. Because consumers flocked to the digital finance plaid powers during the coronavirus pandemic the number of paying plaid customers has increased more than sixty percent since the visa deal was announced. Mr parrot added and quote. So what i've been hearing overnight is maybe plaid isn't all that broken up about this deal breaking up as it were because in a world where square is worth one hundred billion dollars pay pal is at two hundred and fifty billion five billion dollars for a key. Part of all of fintech was frankly looking like an absurdly low price like the steal of the century given the current markets. If somehow plaid could tomorrow how much you wanna bet. They'd hit at least a fifty billion dollar valuation. Or something crazy though. I would question what made them went to take the deal in the first place. What do we or do we not know about their underlying business. As alex ramble at a sixteen z tweeted quote plaid underpins virtually all offend tech. It is the strategic pillar that is allowing this industry to be built at unprecedented scale and speed. While i believe the doj decision to be misguided. I'm more excited for plaid. Anzac parents decision to remain independent. Plaid has been and will continue to be the most important piece of financial infrastructure. Powering the fintech services we use today and those we will use tomorrow. The opportunity for fintech has only accelerated and plaid's roadmap is even bigger better and more. Ambitious ludicrous speed. Go and quote and as ham hamster jogi tweeted your move. Patrick collison
Tu-whit tu-Whoo might be buying Wondery?
"Will wonder is new owner. The amazon the wall street journal in gadget report that talks going on valuing wandering around three hundred million dollars. It might all fall apart. Both apple and sony looked into buying the company last month the released version. Two point one of their podcast measurement technical guidelines for public comment. There's no change log so we've made one for you. There's some recommendations of user agent structure apple watch and a statement about ip version six. Brian bar letter from an ad tech newsletter sounds profitable is disappointed telling us at the press release absolutely overstates the promise of client confirmed ad plays ultimately fall short on all of its other goals spotify as large twenty twenty wraps for podcasters with a personal. Look at the data your podcast. You'll find it linked from the spotify for podcasters dashboard. Steve wilson has left apple podcasts to joined los angeles podcast network q code as chief strategy officer. Poltrak has published top. Us publishers for november. Iheart radio is still number. One wondering has jumped from sixth to fourth and incomplete rancor it measures participating publishes only congratulations to jim collison. Who celebrates ten years of home gadget geeks. Today there's a special live show tonight at nine pm eastern anchor powered more than one million show launches in two thousand and twenty. According to the verge spotify says anchor shows account for more consumption in terms of time spent listening than any other third party podcast hosting or distribution provider on its platform. Well specifies made a big jump in. Us app store charts over the past few days. Joe rogan became an exclusive show this week but it also coincides with the release of year in review. An algorithm can highly viral products. That is all to brag about. Excellent music taste. Spotify made a similar jump in app store rankings. Last year when they released here reviews well anyway. Investors liked what they saw all the stock jumped by twelve point six percent yesterday. Metronome is a new landing page for podcasts. Willing to an example today. Thomas g martin was a private investigator has investigated podcast booking agencies and things. They're all rubbish in response. Somebody called designed by creatives reckons. That thomas's article is nonsense. We don't have a horse in this race. Although a bit bored of the automated emails from people wanting to be a guest on this podcast. Which is you can notice. Doesn't do guests on the seventeen bucks a month plan which is always plan. Everyone gets private feeds. Everyone gets two hundred and fifty subscribers private subscribers. That's captivates mark. Asquith in portland. A new weekly podcast about the world of podcasting. Which don't today with some sethi and with me you'll find pod land in all of your regular podcast apps probably and in australia. Rupert murdoch's news corp has teamed up with lachlan murdoch's nova entertainment to produce a set of daily news headlines. Podcasts called news feeds editions for new south wales queensland south australia and victoria or you know the murdoch's control of the media is one concern of the media diversity inquiry so there's that to
MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
The Limits and Possibilities of Journalism
"There's a convention in the world fiction known as the unreliable narrator, a character whose very much part of the story they're telling, and therefore, whose account cannot always be taken at face value because we know, they have interests at stake. It's a concept. One could fruitfully apply to journalism where interests and stakes like gender race, diginity or colonialism are rarely, if ever apparent and the reporting of news be that to audiences are even to reporters themselves. Would making those things explicit? Therefore make journalism unreliable given its long-standing complicity with the dominant social order. Maybe the better question to ask is how journalism can best grapple with its innate limitations. And yet as we see in the subtitle of Collison in Young's book, the possibilities of journalism also abound alternatives they argue have been largely generated outside the walls of mainstream outlets. Candice in Maryland. Thanks for sticking around for part two of this conversation. Amtrak at the pleasure to be here. Thanks for having us. Yeah, thanks for having us. Yeah, yeah, well. Thanks for indulging me here in having this extended conversation. I do WanNa get to what can be done to repair remediate reform. Rehabilitate retrofit I. Don't know I don't know what the right word is. You'll tell me, but I still have some other questions to get into and as you know candice I'm want to ask odd questions, and so why stop now so? Let me, ask you. Candice is racism fact. Or Not An I'll tell you why ask because every time I. See it. It's slapped inside quotation marks whenever it's reported on as if it was opinion, not fact. Is Racism factor not and if it's treated as if it isn't how telling, is that on the part of those who do so and such an interesting question points observation about journalism. That e racism ends up being a claim that make as opposed to an observable experience documented. You know with much precision increasingly over the last you know I don't know century. Really it, but it comes back to you know. We talked a little bit about the National Geographic. Apology right they needed a historian to go through all of their coverage and say actually was racist. At documented. Analytical opinion from somebody who had gone through gone through all of their reporting. When in fact, right? I mean one of the interesting points. They actually make in the story that they do on themselves. Is that at time when they were reporting on the crowning of a King Ethiopia? Black. Men and women in the United States could not actually get into a an a lecture at national. Geographic place because everything was segregated still at that time right so. You know it's the same thing with objectivity. If you think about the way that the history of journalism has been told, we talk about the rise of objectivity, and how it emerged in the nineteen twenties, we'll in the nineteen twenties who had the vote who was able to fully participate in democracy? When you start asking those kinds of questions, it becomes untenable that the way that journalism has perceived itself as recording a story that gets better over time when you know the experience of many minority, visible minority populations marginalized populations. Indigenous populations have. Definitely had a really uneven experience with democracy with colonialism, and you know, have often suffered, and not have their stories told in anything like mainstream news, in fact, in most cases at least when it comes to indigenous people. We've had to start our own. Our own media right? If you look at the way that media has evolved e- you see the way that indigenous people have taken it up at every single turn including when it came to to digital media
New York warns of children's illness linked to Covid-19
"In New York state public health officials warning of a potential complication from covert nineteen that's affected some of the youngest New Yorkers although rare more young children who tested positive for cove in nineteen or have the antibodies now have symptoms similar to toxic shock syndrome or Collison keys disease seventy three cases in the state three children have died the CDC has asked the New York health department to draw up the guidelines for the rest of the country on how to tackle this new serious complication A. B. C.'s Karina Mitchell there are at least one point three million coronavirus cases in the U. S. nearly seventy nine thousand people in the U. S. have
How I Built This
Stripe: Patrick and John Collison
"Did you guys get into coding. How did that happen? I bought a book when I was thirteen. And I read it one Saturday and started writing some web pages and really. It was all certify. It was all downhill from there. Yeah and how about you John? Did you like seen Patrick get into coding? Did you think I won't try to? Yeah those definitely influence and I think I had an experience That a lot of people I know who've learned code had which is it's often an end result the pulls you along and you're making everything up as you go and you don't really understand you know you're copying things from a book or from website and typing them into a computer to get it to work and it seems like the two big motivations that people often have our websites or video games Answer in my case the initial website I made was not very good aftertaste. Patrick taught me a lesson in insecurity. I was probably fourteen at the time and I call it together. This website and there were vulnerabilities issues and stuff patrick. Then hacked this is to teach me a lesson on that. Okay so Patrick. I mention this because you're not going to mention this. The in two thousand and five. You won an award like the young scientist award of Ireland fifteen and Or sixteen or something like that. And I'm assuming and maybe weren't cognizant of this but we're I mean people must have said. Oh they're the collison boys you know. There's those two S- really smart boys. Were you aware that you guys were just really smart? I mean did did you would you? Would you wear the people? Were aware of the two of you when you were kids. I don't think they were when we were kids. I think actually this kind of science contest is that was really the first time where anyone might have had even the slightest. 'cause yeah to have kind of come across or heard of either of us What would you do? What was your invention or experiment or submission when you young scientist of Ireland. Well as we touched on I'd gotten really into programming and In particular become interested in this program language called Lisp and I was Kinda fascinated by list because it had been invented in the late fifties like really early in the history of technology. But it'd been kind of forgotten and ignored. The thing I worked on was a new version of less trying to kind of update it making it really straightforward to build sort of complicated applications and things like that and you know it's funny Tony kind of looking back on. It becomes clear for a very early stage. I was interested in working on tools or just going to building things that created leverage for other is in that basically the whole point of working on this programming language was to provide a tool would make it easier for others to build things. And so I. I didn't consciously think about it this way at the time. He kind of running stripe or whatever but basically all the things that I've worked. I'm kind of somewhat seriously. Having some ways been kind of tools for creation show in two thousand six. After Patrick won the young scientists of the year award he decided to go to the US to mit for college and two years later John would follow his brother to Cambridge to attend Harvard. But all the while the brothers were always working and conspiring ways to solve problems they come across the Internet for example why it seemed so hard to buy and sell secondhand things in an efficient way so one afternoon while mulling over some ideas at their local pub Patrick. John came up with a potential solution back end technology for Ebay users to manage inventory and they found two other guys who were working on a similar problem so they joined up with them moved to San Francisco and called their company optimistic. What automatic did was? It made it really easy to kind of manage and to list items for sale on existing platforms things like Ebay Or you know other marketplaces for for selling some of these items. You could use automatic to sort of track your inventory and to upload your items and to manage the listing photos and said basically who's a tool for people who are selling significant amounts of stuff online and so with software to help. Those people do that job better and the idea was kind of that could help us gain kind of one side of the marketplace such that over time we could come and then build a better user experience for customers so you guys build this thing and who is the public face of automatic because I mean obviously you guys are super smart and talented. But you know you were really young right like eighteen and sixteen years old so were you guys sort of staying in the background. And with the other founders. The public face was really the website right. The great line about how on the Internet. Nobody knows that you're you know. We kind of took full advantage of that but the company must have done pretty well right because I I guess just over a year after you've had your original idea I it sold reportedly for five million dollars. So was this strange to all of a sudden at that age land into that kind of money. I mean no. You didn't get five million yourself yet to divide it up and it's still you prominent pastors and yeah you still probably walked away with a couple of hundred thousand bucks. That was probably more money than you'd ever seen in Your Life. Who certainly more money than we'd ever seen in our lives. Yeah was enough money that it afforded a kind of freedom and really I think just kind of forced to the kind of reflection that had we been or had. Ibm kind of on. Just the treadmill of you go to college and you get your debris in his first job and so on such that I I can certainly imagine sort of a different version of my life or my career where I didn't do some of that thinking on until I was much older. Yeah so I guess this was like right around the time you were at at Harvard John and Patrick you eventually went back to mit for For a while right. That's exactly right in the fall of cousin nine and I should just prefaces was saying both of you with dropout and never return But in that in that brief moment of time where John Hubbard and Patrick you're at Mit Is that really this around? Two thousand nine is that were the early sort of idea That would become stripe began. That's interesting question. 'cause on the one hand stripe was the most interesting idea. We had come across during the course of automatic in this It was the single hardest thing about developing an Internet. Business was just the the business side of the accepting money. So the pain inside. Yeah it's and it seemed like a really important problem at and we thought there should be something really easy. Folks developers instance at up to people started to starting accepting money but on the other. Hand what we
How I Built This
Stripe: Patrick and John Collison
"Ghairat on today. Show how two brothers from Ireland wrote seven lines of computer code and built it into a nine billion dollar business. So the holy grail for venture capitalist is the Elusive Unicorn. This is what hundreds or thousands of business school graduates working at venture firms. Search for every day they said through pitch after pitch powerpoint after powerpoint hoping that today will be the day that one of these pitches will be the next Uber Airbnb and Opportunity. So rare so coveted. It's like a Unicorn well. Welcome to today's story because stripe is basically a Unicorn With Extra Whip Cream Cherries on top. This was a company. They went from zero to a hundred million dollars in value in a matter of months and today barely seven years after its founding. Stripe is valued at more than nine billion dollars. So now your next question. What is stripe? Well Stripe isn't a thing you buy. It's not like under armour shirts or worby parker glasses but it is. What allows you to buy those things online if you use instant cart or lift or kickstarter or even if you shop online at target you're using stripe it's basically the back end technology that allows you to safely. Enter your credit card details and pay for what you want to things that make stripe very different from its
Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
NBA championship odds: Lakers still lead pack despite quiet trade deadline; Clippers improve chances
"Did you make of the two teams? How do you feel about them currently? Wow Oh well I I I I stand by. I think the clippers have long time then the favorites. I think the way that the Lakers have played This season and how they've consistently consistently performed Dwight Howard has been a pleasant surprise. I think Kyle Kuzma with the injury to start off the season. He he hasn't really gun the things that they would like. These are very good contributor. But I think that the clippers with all the management and and Paul George Missing Time and some Injuries and you look at where they are there. Second Right now and for me. I think that the clippers are the best team right are they. Are the team that come at at the end of the day you're going to have to go through in order to try and win a championship. Even though the Lakers have the best record and it looks like the Lakers are GonNa have home court At at this point in time if it were to start today I still feel like you know the clippers. The team that you're GONNA have to be in order to win the whole thing Richard. How all surprising that? The rockets decided to go full monty. There Bison not only are we gonNA run small lineups. We won't even carry a gun on the roster who would allow us to run any sort of other type lineups. Well it's a at this point in time. If you look at Dantonio you look at Dell Maury winter. We've we've had they not gone all in on whatever they believe right. What do they have to lose? They've been criticized up and down and make pulled off some pretty impressive trade getting in Chris. Paul getting in Russell Westbrook. They've done some really really good things to pair With with James Harden James Harden continuingly improved his offense of game. But it's like I'm not surprised anymore. It's like they look at their team. And they're like the way we're structured right now. We're probably up for a first or second round loss What can we do to really shocked at? How can we try and change things up? And they made them moved. ooh They believed that adding Covington and giving up Cappella and they just WanNa go all small ball kind of like what you would see from the Golden State Warriors for for a time So I'm not surprised by it. I think that you know everyone out. There is fighting for their job. I think Daryl Morey I think I think You look at Dan Tony think these guys are low key fighting for their jobs so if they know that first or second round loss possibly could be the end to their tenure. So why not try and go all whatever you believe. Richard Jefferson hanging out with this year. Makes you check them out today. Five o'clock Indiana Toronto. ESPN mean is also in studio with us as well by the way. You're listening to Los Angeles. So Richard Let me ask you this about what Brian said yesterday specifically in regards to that game like he he kind of talked about their lack of focus on defense. Where do you think the Lakers can get better on defense? Can they do it. Internally you have again you have some talented players and I. I always proceed very cautiously when you have a game like that and everyone wants to run and talk about it and break it down like look Russell. Westbrook had a great great game. Houston shot the ball extremely well if you send shot the ball like that against anybody on any given night. They're going to win that game Even Dan Tony said in his interview. He's like hey I understand what we're doing is different It all has to do with whether or not these guys will buy in and tonight was a big step that they would have gone out and got him blasted in a D had forty five right an twenty six against them. Everybody in that Houston Rocket Locker. Room would be questioning. What's what's going on? They would be getting murdered by the media. It would be going crazy but they were fortunate to get that win in La which very hard place to play and now. Everyone's questioning the Lakers. Well look I believe this. I believe that the Lakers are great regular season team. I think that last night they should've stayed with the White Howard. You can't Anthony Davis if there's a difference between being like having your numbers be dominant and actually being dominant and physically dominant. Anthony Davis just. Wasn't that Anthony. Davis Davis is not an again. I hate to talk about. What player isn't because he is a million great in every anybody would want them on their team but he's not a guy that just going to low post blocks doc band you up and then go and shoot a five-foot Hook shot and don't because he worked position that's why he runs the floor so well so he can get that early early post up in a great position and it's harder to guard but in the postseason when it becomes half court basketball? That's what the Houston Rockets are depending on when it becomes a half half halfcourt basketball game and they can spread it out and just have Russell James go to work and kick it out to more shooters so everyone had their theory. It's just a matter of WHO's going to be able to impose their will Richard One of the things that That's happening for the Lakers. This year is that when Lebron plays the offense is is tremendous right there. They're one of the best offensive teams out there. But when he doesn't play when he's not on the floor I should say that offense becomes very anemic even when Anthony Davis was an. MVP candidate in his own right is on the floor. And it reminded me of the years in In Cleveland the three years that Love Irving and and Lebron were together. When Lebron didn't play that team wasn't just not a great team not wasn't just a below five hundred they were awful and given that you've been on the inside you've been on a Lebron James Team? Can you explain to me how that is. How talented players? Once you remove this one guy turned into a bad basketball team. I think it's it's style of play. It's continuity I think that's something that it's it's weird because Lebron James is always you typically been healthy. She's always played in seventy five or more games except for last year due to the groin injury. So it's like this is the guy that each up eighty ninety percent of like court time. So you're what what you're really referencing is like non-core time and even then comes the postseason. This is a man that's going to go from playing thirty seven minutes a night thirty eight. He's going to go up to like forty three forty four minutes a night. 'cause there's no bags and there's no practices for most of his energies just using games. So what you're really talking about is how do you play Good Basketball for eight to ten minutes in it for twelve minutes and that can be tough to find that continuity. It's tough because it's such a small sample size right and yes it's a small. It's a large sample size is when you look at how often it happens. But it's very very difficult for coaches to be like how we're GONNA play for this ten to twelve minutes when the broncos out of the game because when he's in the game everything's everything's perfect. Everything's runs great room and I think that's the challenge. The coaches have a lot of people are talking about Darren. Collison coming in and then interrogating him bats. That's the challenge and it's and it's been a long time. The bron James Challenge is how do we play that 'cause they had with Kyrie Kyrie is a great score but it's like when Bronco go out of the game game that was an opportunity for Kyrie to really explore and really play his game and get his rhythm will Kyrie's rhythm might not necessarily be the rhythm for the the other guys on the court and I thought knock on Kyrie. If just like broad had the ball handed Kyrie was basically a two guard. Then Kai Bronco Ga.. The game in Cairo would become the point guard. But this was an opportunity to get going scoring and maybe throw the ball into Kevin Love. which when you had the surrounding guys there wasn't an offense? There wasn't a continuity beauty for us to play through so there's good still Lebron and there's challenges to Lebron. I wouldn't even call that bad but I think this final stretch is going to be key but understand. He's going to play more minutes in the postseason. So you can't really say like hey we need to figure out what we're GONNA do when he's out of the game because that's just realistically he's going to be in the game Ormeau. Richard Jefferson with this year on the Sodano show on ESPN. This actually leads perfectly into my next question. This is good chemistry right here. These three guys. So Rondo they have Rondo. Problem is a net negative player. He's been that for seven seasons now but to a means point it falls off a cliff. He's usually usually the guy that has to lead that second unit. I don't think they can afford to play him anymore. To be honest with you what do you do if you do agree with me. What do you do with Ronda how do you how do you manage? Rondo at this point Well I I think there's there's two components there's an on the court and then there's a locker room right. There's a locker component and it's like a like say what you want about Rondo. He's a very dynamic guy on and off the court so you WanNa make sure that Rondo understands what your is your team goals are. I think Rondo is in a very different space. And he was years and years ago whether it was in Dallas when I played with them or leaving Boston I think Rondos one of those guys that in this moment right here they need to find. I I think that's Darren Collison being. It's so big the need to find one more guy that can compliment that second unit And so yes do but you gotta look at what can you do. He's a net negative guy adding Rondo very very rare. But no one really questions Kenney still play is he's still a contributor when you're just looking at the second unit and when I tell you that the six years prior that's one thing this year I I mentioned it early.
Business Wars Daily
Lucky Stripe: Silicon Valley Fintech Startup Zooms to $35B in Value
"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney Leabeau's. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily happy Monday everyone. It may be the biggest his tech startup. You've never heard of unless you own your own business that is stripe and online payment service and outs last Thursday that it is now worth more than thirty five five billion dollars that's according to valuations by investors who just poured another two hundred fifty million into the company which helps small businesses accept payments over the Internet funding boosted stripes valuation by twelve billion dollars making it the third most valuable startup in the US according to Bloomberg that news outlet says only the we the company owner of we work and jewel the vape company are worth more and unlike those two companies stripe doesn't appear to be financially troubled as the week company is or struggling with controversy like jewel but if you're not familiar with this giant company well that's reasonable stripe handles back in payment systems for businesses ranging from tiny one person startups to mammoth businesses like airbnb lift facebook and shop affi- and its CEO and president the young brothers Patrick and John Collison in who founded the company have operated quietly without the flash of more well known Silicon Valley UNICORNS becomes roots sound like they were made for Silicon Valley origin origin story the Carlson's hail from drama near an Irish village with a population of one hundred and two while still in high school patrick and John moved to the US in founded business that managed transactions on Ebay then they sold it for five million dollars at ages nineteen and seventeen and each had brief stints at College John at Harvard and Patrick at Mit but the entrepreneurial bug had taken hold and two years later in two thousand ten. They founded stripe the point of their start up to take the pain out of what was then a clunky complicated task for businesses and shoppers alike. It took off quickly. Mostly by word of Mouth College soon went by the wayside. One of their first funders was Peter Thiel. One of pay pal founders fast forward to today and stripe not only helps businesses process payments. It's expanding into other areas areas of finance last week announced a new lending arm called Stripe capital and stripe corporate credit card strike plans to use its new funding mm to continue expanding geographically. It has its ion eight new countries at its heart though the brothers want to enable new businesses to get off the ground by streamlining payments. Amos no matter where their customers are despite its fairytale like origin story stripe isn't without competition far from it. Its closest. Rival is square now. That's the company that offers those little square devices that lets you take credit card payments from your mobile device twitter founder. Jack Dorsey Co founded square both businesses now process hundreds of millions of transactions both companies forgo the monthly processing fees that banks charge businesses in charge flat rate fees instead and squares been making business loans for five years and boasts that it has lent more than five billion dollars so far still as of last Thursday stripe is now worth ten billion dollars more than square according to the New York Times back when Patrick can John Collison were still teenagers messing around trying to find their next business idea they found that the hardest thing about starting a new company was figuring out how to get paid paid. They seized on that problem as the right one to solve but today they say that less than eight percent of all commerce happens online so as big as they are and as big as their rivals square us to one thing seems certain when it comes to the growth of financial technology her you you ain't seen nothing yet from around wondering business worst do a quick favor and tell us more batch yourself visit one three dot com slash survey. We'd love learning more about I'm I'm David Brown. Thanks for listening and we'll be back. This episode is brought to you by send pro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping and mailing from your desk has has never been simpler than with San pro online from Pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right at four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats packages right from your PC and you are back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit P B dot com slash B._w. Daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.
Certain Personality Types Likely to Make a "Foodie Call"
"This is scientific. Americans sixty seconds science. I'm karen hopkins when it comes to the ritual. Act of dating participants often have very different expectations some hope to meet their soulmate others see companionship. Some are looking good time and think that spring for a meal entitles signals them to one and now a new study finds that some women say that now and again they just want to score lobster tails the findings in the journal social social psychological and personality science. You're probably wondering how he came up with this. Idea bryan collison a social psychologist at zoo's a pacific university in california collison says he's always been intrigued minute scientific sense by romantic relationships so when one of his co-authors trista herald also it is a pacific told him about this interesting new phenomenon that maxim magazine had nicknamed of foodie call curious to explore how often women the men for food rather than relationship now in this study. The researchers focused on heterosexual women in part because based on long standing cultural expectations men often pick up the tab particularly on a first date eight in a pair of online surveys. The researchers asked more than a thousand women. Have you ever agreed to date someone. You're not interested in a relationship with because he might pay for your meal. We found that approximately twenty three to thirty three percent of women surveyed had engage necessity call of those who admitted to having swiped right for the free eats the majority jordy claimed to have done so only occasionally or rarely but about a quarter admitted accepting the restaurant outings with greater frequency the respondents most likely to engage in this type of the dating for dinner behavior. We're those who endorsed traditional gender role beliefs and who scored high on a personality test designed to detect what's called the dark triad the dark triad refers to sub clinical levels of psychopathy which is a lack of remorse and empathy and perspective taking monkey volume which is where you purposely manipulate others.
The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Matt Barnes: trade rumors are a 'monster'
"Forget the trade rumors of crate monster. Okay. You're on a team or this happened. You guys got off a plane. No, we had a crazy situation when I was with the clippers. I wanna say it was two thousand fourteen and we were flying to Memphis. The day of the trade deadline won't say we sat on the runway for over two and a half hours while we're on Twitter at the time Antoine. Jamison got traded Byron Mullins got. So these guys are getting off the plane on LAX runway because they had been traded in the final trae that was supposed to go down with myself and Darren collison for Iman Shumpert in Raymond Felton. So we're sitting there just uncomfortable. Awkward the whole plane of silent. Everyone's kind on their phones. Like bumping each. I like, oh, David Thuan. Just got traded. Molly got traded. Oh, damn. They're talking about you. And you and call us in our. Are gonna get traded to the Knicks. So for people to say that, you know, they're professionals you just need to wait until you're in that situation. You never know how you're gonna react. And I want to say I was probably twenty nine or thirty at the time maybe a little bit older. And it still shook me, you know, what I mean? So these kids are in their early twenties playing for the Lakers playing with LeBron. So it's hard to really say, you're should be a pro and that shouldn't affect you. Because it's not true. Matt who were you upset with owner team player? Coach who will dock was everything at the time. You know, that's back when doc was GM. Right. President and head coach you know, what I mean? So it's a tough situation than after the fact doctrine pulled aside once we got Memphis and explain the situation, I wasn't buying it. You know what I mean? Like, you take it personal as a player you said because it's more than just you leaving and putting on a different uniform. I have kids I have a family. I got to go to a city auto possibly want to go to. So a lot plays into that. I mean who would want to go from L A to New Orleans, you know, with all due respect. But just who would you know what I mean? So a lot really comes into that. So like I said they're going to have to deal with this for a while. In hopefully, he can get these guys back on the same page and believing because him and his agent and magic really shook the cage. And now you've got a bunch of young guys kind of not really sure of
San Francisco Chronicle Business & Technology News - Spoken Edition
When it comes to fixing Facebook, were on Mark Zuckerbergs timetable
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. When it comes to fixing Facebook. We are on Mark zuckerberg's timetable by Owen Thomas from business. Welcome back to tech chronicle. If you don't really subscribe to the newsletter move fast and sign up move, slowly and fix things. Whatever happened to move fast and break things in Facebook's third quarter earnings call with analysts, Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg made one thing. Clear fixing Facebook is going to take time q. George Harrison singing, I've got my mind set on you and the chorus it's gonna take time to do it. Right. As the earnings revealed suckered has money a whole lot of spending money to fight fake news, spam and election interference. He has said Facebook will hire twenty thousand workers to review posts the goal though. He told analysts is to have Facebook artificial intelligence spot. Pablo medic posts before anyone has to flag or review them. He indicated that it. Might have this figured out by the end of next year for the citizens of Brazil that's a bit late vaunted war room set up to monitor elections. With a Brazilian flag posted on the wall, signaling the country's importance shutdown some fake accounts used to send spam. But the end result the election of far-right candidate jar Bolsonaro in campaign fueled by conspiracy theories sent on the Facebook owned what's app messaging service suggests that it has made less progress than it claims sucker. Berg has a polished talking point for this. It's an arms race and the company has to keep up with evolving behavior, if it's an arms race, what about this idea, why doesn't Facebook unilaterally disarm Facebook could shut down at service outside the US, Canada and Europe and save it self a lot of headaches. The worst social media fueled disaster seemed to happen in places like man, mar Sri Lanka, India, and Brazil that would slash base books. Vaunted user numbers. From two point two seven billion to six hundred seventeen million, but it would cost only twenty seven percent of its revenue if anything Facebook's profit margins who would probably increase contending with lies deception and state-sponsored manipulation and a smaller part of the globe. But presumably cost less and work better than trying to do it for the entire world sucker. Berg has suggested that if western governments were to reign in Facebook Chinese social media giants would move in to fill the void. And so what Facebook may twenty seven dollars sixty one cents per user in the US and Canada in the third quarter in its emerging markets, where advertisers are far scarcer it only made a dollar eighty two per user or about sixty cents a month as a business. Facebook would be better off figuring out how to squeeze more dollars out of the data. It's American users surrender with shrug it with baseless flack too, but suck Aberg has his mind set on connecting the world, even if that means leaking up all of its unruly. Contentious bad actors, good luck with that quote of the week. We have willingly now for more than a decade given up our most personal data that is the real guts the bloodstream for AI. You know, our personal data is the most valuable commodity in the world right now. I mean, it's far more valuable than any energy source or any other commodity, you can think about and we have given it over we've given it over to companies by and large. But that is just one little step away from governments Hillary Clinton to Recode CARA. Swisher in an interview at New York's ninety second street y coming up speaking of elections, we have one coming up Tuesday in San Francisco. The fight to watch is the one overpop- position see the ballot measure that taxes. The city's biggest businesses to fund homeless services Salesforce and Mark benef- have committed millions of dollars to the yes. On C campaign. Opponents include square CEO, Jack Dorsey and stripes, e oh, Patrick collison who have drawn fellow Bill. Air. Benef- tweeted scorn have been comparatively cheap in their backing of the no on C campaign L N. I guess we're voting on other stuff too will have all the latest results on SF conical dot com. What I'm reading Twitter is not doing much better dealing with fake news a page devoted to coverage of the midterms is littered with false, hyper partisan news, Charlie Warsaw reports Waymo has received a permit to test self-driving cars with no backup human behind the steering wheel Keller and said reports it's a big step on the path to true Thomas vehicles. Kevin Roose explains how gab the extremist social network got. So big.
Van and Bonnie in the Morning
Oklahoma City Thunder's Nick Collison - I'm retiring from competitive basketball
"In johnston here's gary thanks bonnie thanks van good morning everybody big ten softball postseason tournament got started last night i would defeated ohio state five to one down in bloomington indiana behind allison do scenes fifteen strikeout performance the hawks move on to the quarterfinals to take on northwestern tonight it was a little noisy state edging northern iowa four three in the missouri valley conference tournament opener nick collison is retiring after fifteen nba seasons all with either seattle and now oklahoma city college since best year was in two thousand seven when he averaged ten points ten rebounds for his career average six points on fifty three percent shooting born in orange city of course he started high school at iowa falls and at the university of kansas so nick collison retiring after fifteen nba season let's turn to golf whereas act johnson is one under par after the opening round of the players championship tpc sawgrass and vedra beach florida there is a logjam at the top that other johnson dustin yeah the world's number one he's in a group of a half a dozen at six hundred par he's joined at the top of the ladder by webb simpson matt kuchar justin hanley alex norton and patrick kennedy tiger woods evenpar after one round phil mickelson plus seven i'm gary dolphin newsradio ten forty who seven fifty three whol i read something that that was interesting i want to tie this in with something that you told us about the last couple of days bonnie first of all national geographic has named twenty eighteen the year the bird hold you heard okay but the effort is taking place in iowa as well did you know that there's a program called bfi bird.