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Thu. 06/11 - We won't be seeing a Destiny 3 anytime soon and Persona 4 Golden is rumored for release on Steam
"Welcome to the gaming ride home podcast for Thursday June eleven I am Kyle Hilliard. Here's a whole bunch of video game stuff that happened recently. There won't be a destiny three anytime soon. Persona four golden is probably coming to steam Alex Kid is getting remade a new transformers game is on the way and call of duty. Modern warfares latest update is somehow even bigger than it's supposed to be. Bungee outlines destiny twos, upcoming content roadmap, and we probably won't see destiny three anytime soon. Earlier this week, bungee outlined the kind of stuff coming to destiny to all the way into twenty twenty two. Season of arrivals and beyond light expansions. Before the end of the year, the witch queen will arrive next year and light. Fall will becoming in twenty twenty two, and there will also be a destiny content vault that will cycle previous updates in and out of the game. It's frankly impressive. That bungee has as much planned as it does as far in advance as it does, it's not unexpected. I think I've even said it a few times on this podcast, but another update that came as a result of all this is, it seems Bungee does not currently have plans for destiny three. POLYGONS Gilliam reported on the lack of a new numbered entry for destiny and wrote after the announcement on. June, Ninth Game Director Luke Smith jumped onstream with Dr Lupo to talk about destiny twos future in the short Q. and A. Session. Luke Smith told Dr Lupo that Bungee does not plan on making destiny. Three and a new article, detailing the evolving world destiny to the studio wrote that splitting the destiny community was frustrating enough for players that bungee recognizes. It is a mistake. We don't want to repeat by making a destiny three. Polygon had its own chance to talk with Luke Smith and asked him if the name of the game would ever revert to just destiny, and he said at this time. We're going to keep focusing our efforts on the game itself. There are a lot of moving parts for changing the name whether it's work with platforms string files, title screens storefront work. It's a lot of work. There are a bunch of really successful games with twos on the box. One of my favorites, Doda to springs immediately to mind. It's worth noting Luke Smith that as far as I know I don't think Doda to has ever been in a box I could be wrong about that. At this point in the destiny, franchises life cycle realistically. The name does not matter in the slightest people who play the game. Just call destiny and Smith is right. Having to in the title doesn't really hinder it anyway I don't think anyone who is interested in jumping into destiny at this point pauses and thinks they should play the first game before diving in the game. Really should at this point just be called destiny, though it's not really a series anymore. Destiny two is a platform. It would be like if world of warcraft I big expansion was called broad of warcraft two, and the name just stuck as Blizzard updated the game into oblivion. A little odd, but everyone just kinda gets it. Persona. Four golden is rumored becoming to steam. The Persona Series is beloved by many, but mainly it's beloved by my wife, who recently finished her playthrough of Persona, five royal complete with platinum trophy, and in the middle of playing persona five. replaying persona four golden on her vida. It looks like she might not be the only person playing persona four golden, though as it is heavily rumored to becoming to steam. Website Persona Central, dot, com, which as you can imagine is pretty focused on persona. News covered the rumor with author. Reggie writing twitter user at Sabi has reported that a source of theirs has gained access to steam database files, indicating that persona four golden will be released for the PC soon. Twitter User Neto. Mata has corroborated the report stating that the steam. Listing for steam DB unknown, APP one one, one, three, zero, zero zero is apparently the one for persona. Four golden further claims have been made from notable industry insiders at Oreo sixty four, and at Z. Huge X. that the rumors are legitimate among many others corroborating the reports, and that persona four golden will be announced and released on the same day. Furthermore segue support page can be found for a nouveau drm solution error tied to launching persona four golden on the P. C.. Personas Central Dot. COM has other evidence to like persona four Golden. Appearing in steams back end and stuff like that all pointing to the pretty likely scenario that the game is heading to a new platform outside of the Vita. For the first time, the game originally released on playstation two, but Golden, which is an expanded improved version of that original PS. Two game has only ever been available on Vida. If the game comes to steam, which seems highly likely at this point, it will mark a mainline. Persona Games first appearance outside of a playstation platform. Lots of Personas spinoffs have appeared on other platforms, but mainline numbered persona. Games have only ever released on playstation platforms. My hope is that this is the first step towards personify royal coming to switch. That's where I WANNA play. Jian Expo reveals a new Alex Kidd Chivalry for consoles and a lot more. ITN Summer Expo yesterday, which featured all kinds of game, announcements and interviews and different things and there was some cool stuff. Metal Helsingor is a game that looks a lot like doom in that it's a first person shooter that takes place in Hell, but it's all set to music in a strange way, you must fire off your gun and killed demons in time with a metal soundtrack that orchestrates the action. It doesn't look terribly unique. You would be forgiven for confusing it with doom but I don't know that I've ever seen anything that plays like it. It comes from developer, the outsiders a studio that doesn't have any published games yet, but did showcase a really interesting game called dark born about a year ago, that conceptually players in the shoes of a Grendel like monster in a medieval setting. It looked interesting, but the outsiders recently announced that dark born was being shelved, and it looks like it was being shelved in favor of this metal Helsingor also announced was Alex Kidd in Miracle World, DX, which is a game. I find, myself weirdly excited about. Alex Kidd was Sega's Mascot platformer before sonic, the Hedgehog for the any s competitor, these Sega Master System, and this game is a full remake of that I. Nineteen Eighty six Alex Kidd game. It's been about thirty years since there has been anything new Alex Kidd and I'm eager to play the game. If for no other reason than to just help me understand the historical relevance of the character it helps at the game looks pretty sharp to deemed turf was also shown during the show in. It's a game. That's kind of hard to explain. It's a three D platformer, but the thing that makes it unique is. Is the animation protagonist. It's a three D world, but the character moves as a two dimensional object. It's kind of reminiscent of the awful awful BUB, Z.! Three D., but this game actually looks cool. It's from developer for brass, a studio that released a platformer called slime son a few years ago. I also showed mortal shell which I jeans joke. SCRABBLE's described as a souls like created by a team that loves souls likes. And it looks like souls like which I say as a compliment, but it's setting looks a little more dreamlike with weird magical floating platforms in the distance. It looks really cool some other quick hits from the show observer system redux with which is an overhauled version of Bluebird teams cyberpunk mystery game that stars Rutger Hauer, a bunch of Yakuza like dragon game play were shown, which is the next mainline Yakuza game, but the big change for this entry is that the combat is going turn based Borderlands, threes bounty of blood. DLC was shown and it was revealed that the popular online. Medieval combat game chivalry to. To is coming to playstation four and five, and xbox one and xbox series x chivalry to will also have cross play across all its versions, which is really cool. The Internet expressed some general disappointment in the show. As it was hoping for bigger more impactful exclusive reveals which I sort of get considering this is basically three week and Jonesing for massive video game reveals, but I also don't think Aegean over promised at all. It laid out the plans for it show pretty clearly early on, and there was a lot of stuff on display. I am excited to see what the rest of the show looks like. Senna Saga Hell Blade to is being made with unreal five. Microsoft published a blog post rounding up a lot of known information about the XBOX series x yesterday that didn't have a lot of new information, though it did referred the consoles aesthetic design as industrial and bold, but there was at least one small detail that was interesting. It's not particularly surprising to learn that help. Lead to is being built, or rather will be built with unreal five, but outside a fortnight there really have been many confirmations, regarding what gains will use the engine Microsoft wrote in the blog post, the power of the xbox series x was first demonstrated with the unveiling of sensuous Saga help lead to the team will be building the game on unreal. Unreal five and leveraging the power of xbox series x to bring the hell. Blade franchise to levels never before seen the footage shown was captured in engine, and reflects the power of xbox series x available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways. You've never imagined. This actually might even be the first non epic game to officially announce. It is using the new unreal five engine. It's not a revelation by any means, but it is interesting. A new transformers game potentially a strategy game is on the way. Band Namco released a very short trailer this morning for a game called transformers battlegrounds, and it showed a small city from an overhead perspective as a battle between various familiar transformers raged in the streets. It's hard to say exactly what kind of game it is, but it doesn't look like an over the shoulder third person action game, which is what the last handful of transformers games have been could be strategy or maybe something kind of Diablo ask. Outright Games is involved potentially as a co publisher or something like that, but outright tends to specialize in games for kids. They were behind the kind of open world RPG. Adventure time of the Caribbean which I thought was actually a pretty interesting game. A leak has revealed nickelodeon Kart Racers, two Grand Prix a target store listing popped up online yesterday for a previously unannounced game called nickelodeon Kart racers two Grand Prix. It's obviously a sequel to Nickelodeon. Kart racers that released in two thousand eighteen, as you might assume by the title, it's a Kart Racer starring various nickelodeon characters. The cover has a weird matchup of modern and classic nickelodeon characters like a Ninja Turtle, but not an institutional based on the design of the Ninja Turtles, show that is currently airing on. There's a cartoon version of Joe. Joe Sihala. There is a loud house character, which is very popular nickelodeon show, and then there's Brennan, stimpy, which are characters that I don't think today's generation of Nickelodeon watchers would recognize I'm surprised. There aren't more Kart Racer. mashups like this, especially considering the success of Mario Kart Eight, but maybe that's the point. Why compete with Mario Kart Eight, considering it's not technically announced yet. It does not have a release date. Call of duty. Modern workers latest update is eighty four gigabytes for some players. It has become a running gag now that call of duty, modern warfare and warzone are going to take up basically all of your hard drive space, and there's nothing you can do about it. The file is huge, and the downloads only bloat the thing even further, but even with all that the most recent update was still surprising. On ps four modern warfare latest update is about thirty two GIGABYTES and on PC. It's about forty five gigabytes, both of which are large, but on xbox one the update is coming in at eighty four gigabytes, which might be the result of bug. The activision support twitter account tweeted where actively investigating an issue for Hashtag modern warfare, where some players on xbox are seeing a larger-than-expected download size for today's update. Stay tuned for updates. It's a bizarre thing, but if you happen to see people on the Internet talking about something being eighty four gigabytes well. Now, you know why. Here's what released today. Project warlock a game. I actually talked about a few days ago is out today on switch. It's an old school. Doom inspired shooter that has a bunch of magic in it along with bullets. Samurai showdown, the twenty nineteen reboot of the Classic Neo Geo Fighting Game. Series is out today on the windows store. It's a solid game as far as I know, but it's. It's not the most exciting release. The game kind of already on pc by way of Stadia. Beyond blue is out today on Xbox, one playstation, four and PC, which is a very pretty game about exploring the ocean, it is a little reminiscent of Asu, another very pretty ocean exploration game, but this one looks a little more realistic, less abstract. It has some really great looking Wales. That's it for gaming news today. Yesterday I reported on Dead Space Writer Antony Johnston's series of tweets teasing something for today's playstation five. Many think. Something to do with dead space which I certainly wanted to be, but I'm thinking. It's probably something new that will be able to boast from the writer of dead space. Maybe by the time you're listening to this, we already know what it is, but pretty much right. After I published yesterday's episode, I was double checking. Show notes links and stuff like that where I had links to Johnston's tweets. And it looks like he deleted them all. All the tweets that were teasing whatever reveal is happening today and we're winking at people about dead space are all gone. So who knows what that's all about? If you have corrections, just feedback in general, feel free to send me tweets or DM's twitter at Kyle Hilliard, or at gaming ride home, or you can send an email to Kylie's ride home dot info. Please consider leaving review for the PODCAST Berbie listened to it. You can also check out my twitter account Kyle impersonator wherein playing through Resident Evil Code Veronica x right now I might have beaten it by the time you're listening to this episode, and you can also find me on the mid Max, show for more long form video game discussion I will talk to you more about video games tomorrow when we will all know a whole lot more about the playstation five and it's many games, I am basically hitting published on this episode, and then heading over to watch the stream I'm really excited about it.
Crafting Your Work By Your Strengths
"The. One of the things that you may do if you listen to podcasts, often if you read a bunch of business books or even books about programming. You may think that you have a lot of work to do. You may think that you have a lot of room for improvement in that. There's just this endless hill in front of you. And you may believe that you have to break yourself down to really become the engineer that you want to become or the manager, that you went to become and in many ways. This is true, we all have a lot to learn, and we all have shortcomings in today's episode though, I want to help you focus on something a little bit different rather than looking self-improvement as a long and arduous task where you are faced with you, your weaknesses every single day. I wanna help you shift to a different point of focus my name is Jonathan control. And you're listening to develop prety and my goal in this show is to help German developers find clarity perspective and purpose in their careers. And if you care about your career, that's why you're listening to the show. Not that this show is the only thing that's going to help you in your career. But if you care about your career, you're looking for resources, you're realizing that you have worked to do. And if you have a direct manager or someone who is honest with you on a regular basis, you've probably gotten some direct feedback. Some representation of shortcomings has been given to you. If you're in close relationship with anybody for very long at all, then you've certainly had this kind of feedback, perhaps, you found yourself in a conflict with another person where they point out your weaknesses and all of your flaws to an uncomfortable degree. And while it's true, all of us, have these weaknesses and shortcomings. What's also true is that if we focus only on our shortcomings, and weaknesses will likely miss out, a major opportunities, for example. If you've listened to this podcast, then, you know, that one of the things that we preach is that you break down your assumptions that you try to find the core problems and try to build. Focus in. So in unintended effect of this show may be that you have taken the time and the energy to beat yourself up when you're not focusing or to feel bad. When you think you haven't broken things down, when you think you've made an assumption, but the truth is all of these ideas that we present on developer, t and that you'll find in business management books process books books about software development. All of these things are not intended to fix all of your broken parts, instead, they're intended to be building blocks foundational to help push you up rather than break down. There's kind of different way of thinking about your skill set requires a fundamental shift in focus away from your weaknesses and towards your strengths. We're gonna take a step away and talk about today's sponsor, get prime and then we're gonna come back and discuss a way that you can focus on your strengths without totally sabotaging your job. Today's episode is sponsored by get prime. Have you ever noticed that some of the best engineering managers are also the best and debugging problems, and it's not just code? It's also interpersonal issues, they view their teams as complex systems with inputs outputs, and the approach problems with curiosity, and a relentless pursuit of the root cause our sponsor get prime has published a book. It's a free book called twenty patterns to watch for in engineering teams spaced on data from thousands of enterprise engineering teams in it. They dig into various work patterns, and team dynamics that we can all relate to with prescriptive ways to identify and improve how we build software together. It's an excellent field guide to help debugged your development with data. Go to get prime dot com slash twenty patterns. It's two zero patterns to download the book and you'll get a pretty copy mail. To you for free. It's a totally free book about making your team, better go and check it out. Get prime dot com slash twenty patterns. That's the number two zero patterns all one word. Thanks again, to get prime for sponsoring today's episode of developer t. Hopefully this isn't the first time that you have been encouraged to focus on your strengths if you think about it, it makes sense to focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses, if you focus on everything that you are weak at it will take a very large jump to go from week to strong. So if you're placing bets on yourself about what you're going to become great at what you'll excel at then the bet is probably going to be placed on something that you're already pretty good at. And so if you invest your time into something that you're already good at, then you're likely more likely to become great at that thing than if you invest your time into something that you're not very good at now there's an obvious tension here, and it's one that is difficult to parse out if you hear this episode and you just take away the message that you need to stop focusing on your weaknesses and only focus on your strength was very possible that you'll lose your job. And the reason for that is some of. The tasks some of the skills that we have as requirements in our jobs. Don't necessarily line up with the things that were great at now in a perfect world. We would all find jobs that only ask us to do things that we are. Excelling at. And then never ask us to do the things that we're not very good at, but more practically we're likely to have duties in our job that require us to go from that kind of weak standpoint to at least acceptable to what can we do about this? And how should we be thinking about this? I we should dispel the idea that your skills are all in their own little vacuums. One skill may support another skill. So maybe you are very good at creating. You is, but you're not very good testing. Well as it turns out, testing and becoming very good at testing may naturally bleed over into your ability to create good you is. And so we shouldn't evaluate these things that we see as separate as necessarily separate, sometimes the things that we're not very good at could actually be the things that unlock a, you know, a massive amount of growth in another area. So that's kind of the first step here is to dispel, the idea that our skills are somehow entirely disconnected or live in their own little vacuums. The second idea is to understand what your core. Skills are for the job that you're doing versus the and Ciller skills. So it's likely that you have a handful of tasks that are required in your job that are in Cillari. In other words, if you are able to perform in those particular. Gilles to an acceptable degree. Then you can still excel in your job. Whereas the core skills for your job, you should be performing at a higher than acceptable in other words, an excellent level. Of course, when we say should we mean if you want to continue progressing, and doing as good of a job in that role as you can in that is kind of the, the whole idea behind driven developers for the show, then those core skills are the things that you should be good at and becoming great at the critical work that you need to do in whatever position you are. Currently in is understanding what this core skills are, and then mapping them against what you are already good at, if you have a major disconnect between those two things, then you have decision make you have to decide that you're going to invest the time necessary to develop that skill especially if it's a core skill or you're going to need to think about. What you want in your career. Perhaps your skills are not aligning to the job that you have a more often than not this mismatch is not the main problem that people face. Instead, the main problem that people face is that they focus heavily on those and Cillari skills, and they try to make them as good as their core skills. Think about that for a moment. If you become incredibly good at your instilling skills, then you don't have time to invest in your core skills. You can imagine this as a t shape and on a graph. You want your and Cillari skills, you're supporting skills to be enough that it's adequate. But then you want your core skills to really kind of go to the extent of expertise. It's important that you discuss with your manager. Or if you are a manager, the you discuss with your direct reports what those skills are, and to what degree do you want to invest in them? How much of your time and effort should be spent on improving something that is alternately, not your highest leverage of value. One of the most valuable and important things that you can do for your own career. And that managers can do for their direct reports. Something called job crafting. The idea here is to look at that skill map. What things are you already good at and try to wrap your responsibilities in your job around those skills? This is kind of what you are trying to do on the job hunt. The problem is that we often have the pressure of unemployment, causing us to adapt are acceptable. You know, kind of skill map to whatever is available to us. Now, if you're in a job, and you have the opportunity to do some job crafting, then a critical, sorting phase will will eventually be in front of you where you have to decide is this, a skill that I need to improve on, or is it something that I can delegate or otherwise, fulfill by collaborating with another person, this is something that we often don't think about we approach our careers as if we have to stand alone rather than like a team where one person skills complement another person's. It's important to recognize that if you have a complementary skills with other people, then you can folk. Focus more on the things that you're already good at rather than trying to become better at something that someone else is already very good at. Ultimately, I want you to be a little bit more forgiving to yourself when you make mistakes. And when you find things are not very good at these are things that we all share as humans. We all have shortcomings, and we all have requirements on us that we're not necessarily ready to meet give yourself the space to learn and give yourself the space to fail. And ultimately don't neglect the things that you are already good at. Thanks so much, again, to get prime for sponsoring today's episode in for writing a free book for developers. To learn more about their teams had to get prime dot com slash twenty patterns and that's two zero patterns. All one word get prime dot com slash twenty patterns. 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Make Your Problems Smaller
"The. Often the problems that we are trying to solve are not actually singular problems. This is true, both in our code. And in our relationships are kind of software problems career kinds of problems. Typically, when we face some kind of adversity, whether that is some kind of technical adversity or some kind of cultural adversity. It's not so simple. There's not a single issue that we're trying to solve but rather a host of issues. A handful of them in today's episode we're going to look at a way to make your problems easier or at least try solving them in an easier way. My name is Jonathan Cottrell. And you're listening to developer tea and my goal on this show is to help driven developers find clarity perspective and purpose in their careers. Today's episode is a little bit shorter than our average episode. So we're going to go ahead and talk about today's awesome sponsor, cinci dot IO century is going to help you find issues in your code. And here's what I love about century instead of taking the normal view that we should always find issues in our code before it gets to production. Cinci approaches things from a higher leverage position. When you have real users using your application, you're much more likely to find problems that you couldn't simulate in the first place is kinds of problems come from a wide variety of reasons. For example, Radic user behavior or just strange environments, that users may have maybe, for example, there's some internet service provider in a state across the country or country across the world that's blocking some of your assets, and there's no way for you to know until you get into production now. How do you deal with this kind of issue? And how could you ever test for it? Well, it would take a ton of time effort, money resources, whatever you wanna call it. There's a lot of energy going into trying to cover all those cases or you could rely on that production environment to do that for you. And that's what century allows you to do since. Chery catches issues in your production code before, all of your user see them, so you'll get alert and you can deal with the issue immediately rather than three months down the road when a bunch of your users have already left. Thanks so much to century for sponsoring today's episode go, and get started today at century dot IO. Every problem that you solve in your code or in your career and your life. Every problem that your team solves or that country solves is necessarily contextualized with other problems. There are multiple factors to consider. And this really not a way around that the complexity of a given problem is first of all, kind of hard to define, but Secondly, it's often understated, how many different factors affected that? Problem in the first place in can you even go back and simulate the problem that occurred, this is for event kind of problems. Or maybe you have a difficult decision to make. How can you possibly understand all the factors related to that decision? When you look at every problem as it stands in the context of the world in the context of universe, then, of course, it's prohibitively difficult to answer these questions to come up with good answers of, how does that problem interact with the context that it's in? And so we can easily become crippled by our problems. We can easily become crippled by how difficult it is to learn through a problem and there's not a magic bullet solution here. But I do want to share with you, one thing that you can do when you're trying to solve. Difficult problems. And this is popular advice on the show. We've talked about this in many episodes. In fact, many early episodes, especially we talked about the idea of making things smaller. When you have a problem that seems impossible to solve regardless of what domain that problem is in, then the first thing that I recommend that you do is try to reduce the problem to something that you can understand. Something that fits in your head something that you can reason about that. You can look at for multiple angles and every angle makes sense to you. This means, reducing variables it may mean that you're creating a thought experiment where the problem kind of exists in a vacuum. You remove aspects of that problem that make it complex. And you try to simplify it. So what's an example of this? Well, let's say that you are having an error in a script he can't quite track down where air is coming from you have a bunch of methods maybe functions. Whatever kind of language you're writing in, in all of those functions are calling each other, and it seems to be pretty entangled mess. Once you start tracking it down in one place, seems to jump around almost like the problem is alive. And so you start to write debugged statements and every debugged statement you, right? Seems to confuse you even more. How can you approach solving this problem? Well, one way that you could do. This is by taking out everything, but the function calls in other words, take out all the wok and simply leave the function shells that outer bodies of the functions. And then in the inside of the functions. Leave the function calls themselves. So one function, a calls function be. Then make sure that stays intact in what you can see is that the body of the function or the logic the business logic that actually makes us functions. Useful kind of getting in the way. Sometimes just finding the source the calling source in your code is really the first problem that you have to solve another way that you may simplify this, if you have, for example, syntax air is to literally cut out half of your program. I start in the middle and I use a basic dividing conquer algorithm. If I can't figure out what exactly that syntax error is, I'll delete the bottom half of that script of that function. Whatever it is until find the half that is causing the issue. Now, if you go in have as a good dividing conquer algorithm, would and it's basically a search algorithm. You eventually narrow things down. And if you try to use your own logic rather than this procedure, you may take a lot longer to find that syntax air. There's one hundred other ways that you can apply. The code, but this also applies in other domains like your career, for example, but say that you have a job offer on the table, and you're trying to decide if you wanna leave your secure job for this more risky job. The riskier job pays a little bit more. And if things go really, well, the riskier opportunity, is actually going to give you a lot more growth in your career. Of course, it also comes with downside that byu may fail entirely lose your job. And so you're trying to decide between these two these two job options. How can you simplify the problem or at least? How can you simplify the decision so that you understand the key components for you? This is the first step in making good decisions first of all, but also trying to find third options. This is something else. We've talked about on the show before and the third option is very often. We find ourselves in a false dichotomy kind of situation, and this is a perfect example of that, where you have one job or another job. So let's start by eliminating some variables and try to find the ones that really matter to you and the answer. This is actually different for different people who are listening to this, for example, some people are more tolerant of risk. And so, if you eliminate the variable of risk, and you know that this other job has more opportunity more pay. Then what's remaining, perhaps you have other things that keep you loyal to the job that you have. Maybe there are some other issues that you have with the second opportunity with more risky opportunity. Maybe you enjoy the work that you're doing, and you don't want to take on any further responsibility. Perhaps, if you eliminate the variable of extra pay that your salary would stay the same. Now you're looking at the variable of risk. And the variable of career growth is that something that's attractive to you, regardless of the pay, ultimately, what we're trying to do here is find all of these kind of individual components that are composed into this decision. Once you can find these individual components, then you can deal with them rather than dealing with him wholesale. You can try to deal with them individually, so maybe you like the idea of having the career growth having the extra pay, but you're not really willing to take on the risk. Well, how can you mitigate some of that risk are there ways that you can have a safe fallback? Maybe you need a, a safe. Net of savings, perhaps, the new job opportunity would actually provide that to you signing bonus that, you can store away so that if you do need to find another job all of a sudden, if the company tanks overnight well, you can go and do that. So when you break your problems down into their individual components and solve those smaller problems, the ones that you can wrap your head around with a little bit more ease rather than trying to solve the big problem that has multiple complex moving parts that interplay with each other, when you solve the smaller problems you have a wider variety of options for your solutions. This typically means they are going to solve with more optimal solutions. And it also means that you're gonna have more creative control of those solutions. So instead of making wholesale wide sweeping decisions you can make more incremental decisions. So the takeaway from today's episode is very simple. When you have a complex difficult problem in front of you, regardless of what domain, that's in, whether you're learning to code today, or you're trying to make a big career decision a big personal life decision reduced the problem, try to find the smallest version of the problem that you can wrap your head around make the problem smaller, and then make each problem that composes the bigger one smaller look at each of those components to the bigger problem. Thank you so much for listening to today's episode think you again to today's sponsor century go and check out what century has to offer century, I l I wanna take a moment to thank you for making this podcast possible. Literally, if you go and you leave a review on itunes or if you subscribe to this podcast, these are all signals that affect our visibility and I tunes, this is the major factor that keeps developer t alive. If other developers can find this show if they read your review and they decide to listen to it. 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"Thank you so much for your continued support of the mantra pod, would you might heading over to itunes and giving me a writing not just in stars. But also with words, those ratings matter they helped boost in the rankings and help new listeners. Find us also if you could head over to Instagram and follow us at morning metro pot or take a minute to like the coach K Facebook page, the weaken interact out see what you like in the more that I know about you in the more. I know that what you like the more relevant. I can tailor the content to your interest and make it the whole experience better for you. So please review on ITN's follow me on Instagram like the Facebook page talk to me and tell me what you want more of thanks. I choked on a carrot this afternoon. And all I could think was a Donut would have never done this to me. Hi, this coach K and this is the morning mantra. Hi, my name is m k Flint I'm Ren coach based in Denver, Colorado. But this isn't a podcast about running executive don't tell my clients, but never really talking about running when you know crap testing event is coming. It helps have mantra to keep you centered and focus as you move through. You don't have to be an athlete to be hashtag coached and loved by coach MK. And if you are here, then you are hashtag winning at life. Today's mantra is. Okay. Oh kay. We're ending my week of poetry slam, which I hope you've enjoyed as much as I have. Let's review. Good morning. Good. Gracious, your smile is contagious. Just kidding. That comes from a real poet. Lin-manuel? We'd love you. Okay. I have legs that run. I have arms that swing. There are parts of me that work. I have is that see I have ears that here. There are parts of me that work might elbows bend. My will dozen not. There are parts of me that work. My brain wakes makes waves my mouth does to their parts of me that work. What do you have to work with turns out? There is a lot going to focus on what I am doesn't matter. What I'm not each day. I live. I have a choice to do the work to use my voice. I am the some of my choices not my fears. Okay. Okay. There you go a meditation a day for five days to ruminate on those parts of you that function that work that do the things may you don't necessarily want them to do. But the things that they're supposed to do. You can spend a whole lot of time thinking about what you can't do or you can spend a whole lot of time doing what you can. I encourage the ladder as much as possible whenever possible. And if you need redirect, I'm here to help you figure it out between now, and then plus a mantra and say to yourself, okay. Okay. Once that perspective is reframed, and you can start moving. Again, the world truly is yours. Coats. Loved and you are winning. And you are definitely winning at life. If you subscribe, my Muslim newsletter follow me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram feel free to do all three. At long last. Your wait is over. My website is ready to go. Go. Check it out WWW dot coached and loved dot com. Again, that's WWW dot CO. AC H E A N D L O V E D dot com. It does.
The Connection Between Imagination, Confidence and Performance
"The. What do you expect from yourself? I'm not asking this in the sense that you want to do something, then you do another. And then you feel bad about it because you didn't meet your expectations. But rather, how do you perceive yourself? What do you predict of yourself? What do you think that you are capable of? That's what we're talking about in today's episode of developer t my name is Jonathan Cottrell. And I've created this show driven developers like you find clarity perspective and purpose in your careers. So I want you to think about this question. This is the source of so much of our mental anguish, but also so much of our motivation. What we expect ourselves to do what we project ourselves to be in the future has a profound impact on what we become and it's not just true of ourselves. But also of others perceptions of us. Now, interestingly often these two things are interrelated the way that you feel about yourself the way you place expectations on yourself, often will be reflected by others, others will see you for what you see yourself for this isn't always true. Sometimes people have a locked perspective of you. You. They didn't update it over the years. For example, people who knew you, when you were growing up, they have a hard time seeing you, as a different person than you were back, then, especially if you don't have a lot of interaction with those people and similarly when you have someone that you don't have a lot of interaction with at work. However, they I experienced you. However, they I interacted with you. Whatever work, they saw you doing originally is probably how they're going to continue seeing you until they have new experiences with you. But I want to get back to this original point. How do you see yourself and more importantly, what do you expect from yourself? What do you imagine that you will do bergener, take a quick break to talk about today sponsor and then we're gonna come back and talk about how those expectations affect you what the research says about it, and then I'm gonna give you a little experiment to try to shape that expectation and that. Perspective. But first, let's talk about today's sponsor. Discover dot bought unless you've been living under a rock for the last five to ten years, you've probably noticed that Botts are everywhere from all levels of sophistication from simple games. Too highly capable multifunctional Botts too simple chat bots that can provide a friendly face to customers that are coming to your website, but most of us haven't spent much of our career learning how to build Botts. What is the right way to do? 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Thank you, again, to discover discovered up offer sponsoring today's episode of developer t. Okay. Let's talk about this self confidence so perception discussion. Of course, you've probably heard this many times over. You've heard that it's important to believe in yourself. You've heard people try to encourage you and inspire you. But maybe you don't know that there's actually real science behind this. I'll give you one example of studying there have been many. Let's imagine that you are told that people of your gender male or female, this happens in both directions. Do poorly added given task and then you go and do that task. Now, imagine that you hadn't been told that or your had been told that people of your gender excel at this particular task, even though gender is a broad category. And there's a lot of people most likely that identifies the same gender as you these framing. Matter. They matter a lot. You are most likely to perform in accordance to whatever I told you was true. In other words, if I told you that people have your gender tends to perform poorly than you will perform less well, than if you were told that people of your gender, perform, well, and the same is true for various stereotypes, for example, if I remind you that you are a very young developer before he co, and you work in a project, then you're most likely to perform less well than if I remind you that you have an advanced degree, of course, these are all kind of theoretical abstractions and you have to take all of these kinds of research points with a grain of salt and knowing that maybe they'll apply differently to you, but kind of drawing from some principles of psychology this makes sense. Doesn't it? If we don't expect ourselves to do well, then it would be. Unlikely that we do. Well, if we expect ourselves to do well, then we have a vision, we haven't imagination of ourselves doing, well, if you talk to high performing athletes, you'll often hear the refrain that the athlete is envisioning, whatever their particular performance is they envisioned the final score on the scoreboard. Or maybe they envisioned going through the motions that they've practiced countless times before they envision the success points. And in many ways, the supplies, not only in those momentary actions in those physical movements. But in our lifelong achievements and our careers. In many ways, if we don't feel like we belong, we have to take steps to bridge, the gap. It's hard to imagine succeeding in a place where you don't feel that you belong. And so it becomes necessary to build this sense of expectations to build a culture of high expectations for our selves, and for the people that we work with now, I want to be very careful and very sensitive to the tendency to create high expectations that turn into stress or guilt, or some other kind of negative emotion instead to create a positive motivation, and an expectation that, that is derived from sense of confidence rather than derived from a sense of need. Now, if you're listening to this podcast right now and for whatever reason you don't feel that sense of confidence, and you don't really know how to make up the gap. Maybe you feel totally out of place, maybe the job that you have the title, feels like it's out of your reach or maybe. A you're trying to apply for a job with a title feels out of your reach, and you don't feel confident about it. Here's my recommendation, and it's going to sound overly simplified. But once again, this is based actually on research. Imagine yourself in a position. The aren't currently and don't imagine the version of you today and putting yourself into that position. But instead, imagine that you already are that thing. Imagine that you already have that title. The you already have a successful project in front of you, that you've already solved the problem in many regards, this is similar to a pre mortem but it's kind of the opposite. It's a pre success mortem, if you wanna call it that, where you put yourself into the emotional and mental state of having succeeded and the relevant research here comes from. A study where ginger was related to performance in one gender was instructed to imagine themselves. This is women instructed to Matin himselves as the stereotypical male now interestingly because of the perception, that had been created that women were not as good at this particular type of task windy. Imagine their selves, as a stereotypical male. It affected their performance. The simple immagination is a strong tool now. Let me be very clear here. This is only a study that is not my recommendation. I'm not telling women who are listening to this podcast to imagine yourselves, a stereotypical male, that certainly is not generalize -able, what I am telling you to do is imagine yourself as one of the people who belongs in that group in that successful group that you have in your mind. And here's the great news in that same study. When you take into account confidence than all differences between gender evaporated entirely. And so what you believe about yourself in that particular study was the determining factor of your success. Fill in the blank. There may be something else that you think is holding you back. Maybe it's a lack of experience. Maybe it's a lack of education. Maybe it's a lack of connections or even a location that you live in the world. All of these factors could create for you a mental picture that doesn't include success. And when I'm challenging you need to do is to discard that thinking, just as a thought experiment. This isn't a permanent thing where you have to say, okay, you know, forever and always, I'm not going to pay attention to my lack of experience. We're not trying to create fake levels of confidence where you just deny things that are true about yourself. But rather trying to give you the feeling of confidence the perspective of confidence. Once you have the ability to imagine some future. It becomes less scary. It becomes less unknown. He become more comfortable with it. And interestingly he become more confident, and I really hope that this confident cycle can play out for you, that as you begin to imagine yourself doing better and better doing more of the things that you want to do in your career that imagination actually empowers you to seek after those things, and ultimately to develop the confidence that you need to take steps towards those eventual goals. Thank you so much for listening to today's episode of developer, t and thank you again to discovered up bought for sponsoring today's episode discovered bought is a platform for enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you're just interested in talking about them or if you want. To build one, or even if you are deeply experienced as bodybuilder content and a community waiting for you at discovered up on slash developer t thank you so much listening to today's episode if you joy, today's episode, I'm gonna ask you to do two things one leave a review ITN's. This is the best way to help other developers. Find developer t and soon, this is going to actually be podcast, the pike casts out on MAC. So make sure if you're listening to this episode after I tunes gone, and I encourage you to leave her view in the pine casts app or whatever platform that you use. Thank you so much for listening and until next time enjoy your team.
2/17/19: Hello Hellyeah!!!
"At long last. Your wait is over. My website is ready to go. Go. Check it out WWW dot coached and loved dot com. Again, that's WWW dot CO. AC H E A N D L O V E D dot com. It does. Thank you so much for your continued support of the mantra pod. Would you might heading over to itunes and giving me a writing not just in stars? But also with words, those ratings matter they helped boost in the rankings and helped me listeners. Find us also if you could head over to Instagram and follow us at morning metro pot or take a minute to like the coach K Facebook page, the weakened interact. I'll see what you like in the more that I know about you in the more. I know that what you like the more relevant. I can tailor the content to your interest and make it the whole experience better for you. So please review me on ITN's. Follow me on Instagram like the Facebook page talk to me and tell me what you want more of thanks. Do you have a message? 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Exactly don't tell my clients, but never really talking about the running. When you know crap testing event is coming. It helps have mantra to keep you centered and focus as you move through. You don't have to be an athlete to be hashtag coached and loved by coach MK. And if you are here, then you are hashtag winning at life. Today's mantra is wha-. Hello hell. Yeah. Hello hell. Yeah. So before the Denver teacher strike totally up into my life. I had this whole beautiful plan to spend a little bit of time every day leading up to Valentine's Day working on the press process of self love. And yes, self love is a process, you're not flawed because you don't do it completely all the way every day. No one's born doing it. We've been caught trained we've been conditioned. We've been told over and over you don't look at what you did correctly. You look at the one thing you missed so an overachiever or perfectionist will look at a ninety nine out of one hundred and only see a failure. They don't differentiate between the ninety nine on a test and say a forty nine on same test because I'm expected to get hundred all the time. That type of thinking that tight rope thinking that all or nothing binary ish thinking that doesn't lead anywhere. Good. It's no wonder you don't love yourself. All you do is sit around and look at the flaws. So today, we're going to start that process of looking at the parts of you that work because once you have a good idea of what works it doesn't seem cheesy to say to yourself. I got what I needed. This. Does what I need it to do. This is a process I went through twenty years ago when I tried to be okay with my body. I needed it's be a safe place. Once more not this thing that had betrayed me. Completely. So we're going to start where I did. And that is square one. Once you look in the mirror. Fully closed is fine. Could be that moment right for you. Brush your teeth could be that moment looking at your flexing in the mirror after you've finished doing the dishes or started making your breakfast. I don't really care. What I want you to do is look and see something that functions because if you are alive part of you does function and part of you does what you need it to do. I have is that see I have ears that here not make this too ablest. I have all my teeth. I have all my teeth in the front. I have really good crowns that don't fall out. My neck is really nice. I do like my hair not my having a good hair day. But in general, I like my hair in general my feet touch the ground. Find one thing that works doesn't have to be a big thing. But you're gonna come back to that thing over and over and over again today because in this moments when you catch yourself saying. Man. I just I just don't like my thighs my thousand or a little little narrower if they were a little thinner. I be able to wear these other pants and then I'd run fast because I'd be happier. T-, and we make up all these lies about what would what would change if we changed. And I want you to stop catch yourself in those moments when that's happening in stop and say, wait, you know, what? I have is that see I have years that here. I have parts of me that work whatever part of you. It is I want you to repeat yourself. I'm just going to pick on eyes and ears again not to be able to. But we're going to start there. I have is that CEA have ears that here. I have parts of me that work and focus on the parts that work, and you realize that your thighs actually do what you need them to do. Whether or not you want them to look like something else is a totally separate question. Your body functions. You are good, and you always have been. Some day when things break we can be upset about it. Not functioning the way that you want it to but today. Everything that makes you unhappy is probably connected to a static not to function. So let's focus on function. Let's celebrate the is that see in the ears that here because if you got to is that work in two years that your your head of me. Don't forget it. Yes. And after you've said that to yourself I have is that see I've ears that here. There are parts of me that work. That's when you say. Well, hello. Hell. Yeah. Hello. Hell. Yeah. I is that see I have ears that here. I have parts of me that work focus on what you can do focus on what functions and we are one step closer. To fully embracing the awesome, incredible, lovable you. Coats. Loved and you are winning. And you are definitely winning at life. If you subscribe my newsletter follow me on Facebook for following on Instagram feel free to do all three. Hello listener. Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate your support more than you could possibly know. If you're enjoying this podcast. I would appreciate it even more. 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Learning React - Part 2 (Three lessons from the perpetual path)
"The. If you listen to the last episode of the show, you know that we change things up a little bit. We talked about. Well, I talked about my experience my personal experience learning react to the past couple of years. This show was still flavored mostly like the developer t episodes that you're used to. We talked about learning and we didn't get into too many specifics about react. And today's episode is going to be fairly similar. We're gonna talk a little bit more specifically about lessons that I've learned in fact, I have three specific lessons, they're mature with you, and these are not going to be groundbreaking. Unfortunately, I don't have click bait titles for this particular episode because these are things that really me didn't need react to teach you in the first place, but these lessons these things that you can carry with you, regardless of what tooling you decide to use. Because as we discussed in the previous episode. You're learning an ideology learning kind of principles patterns ways of thinking, and then using a tool to accentuate, those learnings sometimes some tools are going to help you learn. A particular concept better than other tools. This is why we have differences into a one of the reasons we have differences in tooling. Of course, tools are also made for different jobs, but we're not gonna dive too deep into that into days episode. My name is Jonathan trailing. You're listening to developer. Not my goal on the show is driven developers connect to their career purpose and do better work. So they can have a positive influence on the people around them and into days episode. I'm sharing three specific lessons with you that I've had in my past couple of years of learning specifically with relation to react. If you're not familiar with reacts encourage you to go and Google react j s react is always growing. It's always changing. And there's a vibrant very large community. It's really responsible. Arguably responsible for a lot of the kind of renewed excitement and development around Java. Gripped. It certainly is not solely responsible for that. And it has benefited from that that effort, but China didn't to make broad generalized statements on the show. So I say this tentatively and with some reservation, it's not really an understatement to say that react has significantly changed web development and perhaps even native application development on both Android and I o s and even on native desktop. Oh S's. So it's a powerful thing. And despite you know, how you feel about react, you know. That's not really the discussion that we're having on this episode instead wanna share some of the lessons that I've learned along the way. So let's start with the first lesson. This is again just wanna over stress. This. You don't have to learn react to be able to use these lessons. These are kind of universal lessons, and I hesitate to even talk about react. But it gives us a good kind of common ground to discuss these lessons with build the thing you need today. That's lesson. Number one, build the thing you need today. There are a lot of ways of phrasing. This you've probably heard something like future features. Right. Avoid future features or fortune telling code fortune telling design these are things that you try to build before you really have an expressed need for those things. Of course. I don't want to go overboard and say in a never try to build anything with any four site at all. But perhaps your foresight is. Much more extended than you think it is. So I want to be clear there are multiple types of fortune telling design fortune telling code one of the types that doesn't feel like you're trying to build out into the future is obstruction. The other type that does obviously feel like you're building into the future is feature development. Right. If you try to build in a bunch of other features, or maybe you are adapting certain data types or you're trying to build a lot of flexibility into a component. Or, you know, you're using you add methods that you're not necessarily even using get. These are always that you may be trying to predict what your code will need in the future. But the one that we mentioned I abstraction this is something that we think is responsible design, and this is a difficult thing to get past. Because a lot of the reflectors that we do in the future. They rely on some kind of abstraction and so much of the work that we do. In fact, is just taking a concept and obstructing it. And here's the reality. This is very easy to do especially in a two-leg react. In fact, you'll see a lot of people that recommend making a lot of classes, and I'm recommending that to how can you simultaneously recommend making a lot of classes and also not obstructing too early. One of the ways that I've learned to do this is to rely on local components. And what does this mean, it means that when you normally would be abstracting out into a file, and creating a component that might be used by multiple other components instead wants you to create in the same file the area in whatever your current component file is at the top of that after all of your info, it's create a private component. This is a component. That doesn't get exported. It's one that. No other component. Are using his just for your local your local scope right now you can export the component. That is kind of the primary component in that file. But don't export that private component. This is a lesson that I've learned even more recently, these private components, very often, they solve a whole host of problems. But very often they don't grow into an abstraction and win. They do. They're very easy to doubt. Let me say that again, very often these local components don't grow into a kind of a reusable abstraction, right? Technically, we are kind of abstracting an idea out from, you know, render Beth for example into its own component. But that component is for all intents and purposes kinda. Of virtually similar to a variable. Right. Maybe it's virtually similar to a light class or even a module or a display component. There's a lot of names the news for this. And unfortunately, we don't have this semantic differences in the language itself. A component is kind of a component. You do have things like presentational components or pure components. We don't want to get into the nuance differences here. But what we're talking about doing is instead of trying to enlist zoom out of this react context that we're talking about instead of trying to create a reusable polymorphic thing this thing that can service in multiple areas into the future. There's where fortune telling coding comes from. Instead, let's make this thing. Available to us now. And make it available to us. Only in this context. This is much less code and it's easily adaptable. This is really the key factor here when you have the same local component. And you find yourself copying and pasting that local component over and over and over especially that local component has some behavior that you end up copying and pasting over and over some methods inside of it, some kind of state that it holds or something that it does consistently with props or whatever it is that you continuously are copying that that same low component into multiple other components, then you may have a reason to abstract that component to bring it out of that local scope and to put it into its own exported official component file, whatever it is that you want to call that. So that. Now, it's all contained in one place, very often. What ends up happening is that in order to. And this is kind of the beauty of using local components in order to go through that process of abstracting that out most of what you're going to do is transforming that local component definition into an import most of the time when you actually use that component in your render method, right? When you're actually using it when you're actually doing the, you know the Jess tag for that component. That's gonna stay the same because you're importing essentially the same thing that you had defined locally. Now, what you'll find is that you might have differences between your Implementation's and MRs where you have to do a little bit of extra work. This is one of the benefits of a local component. You can have a local component that is named one thing and one file with a slightly different behavior slightly different default style, for example. And then you can have another local component name the same exact thing that behaves differently. Now, this may feel initially like kind of an anti pattern and in some ways, that's a good argument. It's a good argument for abstracting if you have a semantically similar code into files, and perhaps those things should become one thing, but in my personal experience. And of course, I can't speak for everyone's experience. But in my personal experience. I haven't found a time where those locally defined components caused me enough struggle because of those semantics. Okay. So that's lesson. Number one. We're gonna take a quick sponsor raking come back with the other two lessons. Today's episode of very excited to nounce. Today's episode is sponsored by manifold manifold allows you to connect to more services and all new discovery experience and refresh dashboard and integrations these all make manifold the easiest way to build cloud native applications a what does manifold do. Well, it brings you the developer closer to the tools that you use manful also allows you to find new tools that maybe you don't realize even exist yet you can organize all of your services into projects. And if you have custom services that you want to use through manifold, you can bring those to you can create a custom configuration, and then you can create teams and invite collaborators to those projects and once you do all that. You can next those integrations manifold is going to give you as a developer t listener ten dollars to go towards services that you want to use on manifold to get that ten dollars head over to manifold duck. Oh, that's manifold dot CO slash devotee. Manful dot co slash DAV. T A. Thanks so much to manifold for sponsoring today's episode of developer t manifield dot co sized T. Okay. So let's get onto these other two lessons that I've learned in the past couple of years as I've been picking up. This new skill learning react and understanding some of the ways that reacts is intended to be used in ways that people are finding that it can be used and all of these psychological principles that we talk about on the show that comes into play as you negotiate with new tooling. Your calls are not obvious all the time. So it's very important to realize that in your interaction with that tools going to be different from everyone else's. So that's why I wanna share these lessons with you. Because not everybody's going to have the same experiences. And that's okay. All right. So the second lesson small has never looked better. You've heard it on the show before. And I can't stress it enough small things are easier to build not only are small things easier to build it easier to maintain. And that includes when you compose small things when you have small components, I'm talking less than twenty line. Sometimes sometimes the components are less than five lines. That sounds crazy doesn't it? But those components become the most straightforward easiest to maintain pieces of code in your code base. Ace the whole concept of having components is to compose them a component on its own is usually not very valuable. But when you can compose one component with another it becomes much more valuable the interchange. Between those components whether they are siblings or totally unrelated to each other. Or if their ancestors, if they are in some tree together these components being composed together. This can be extremely powerful and all kinds of combinations can exist. Those are incredibly powerful as well. So don't confuse small with obstructed, by the way, I've had files where I have five or six private components defined inside of that file that composed very well together. Right. So it's not about having, you know, small files per se, small files become easy to read, and I would still shoot for a relatively small file size. Let's say. For example, one hundred mines or less is probably a good here. Stick to us. But it doesn't necessarily mean that every single component that you create has to be broken out into another file so small doesn't mean abstract. Okay. Let's move onto the third and final lesson. For today's episode. Everyone else is making things up the reactive. Ella pers- have not been doing this for very long. It's impossible because reactors only been around for a short period of time. And so no matter who you encounter who's using react. They haven't been doing it for very long. And therefore, we're all still learning, and this is true of older tech as well. There's not implant in the future where we're all going to circle around. React and say, we've arrived, everyone is making things up and in this process. You will have a lot of bad ideas. You're going to do something poorly with react, you're going to make a bad decision about naming a component. Or even about the entire design of a component or a list of components or an entire application and others are going to do the same entire open source projects may fall apart. And you may even abandon react or whatever other tool at some point in the future altogether. This is not outside of the realm of possibility. And it's very important that we remember this. We remember to stay open to the fact that we're all learning constantly. That we're not going to have the perfect answer in. We're going to learn new better ways of doing things. Even when we think that we have the, you know, the best design patterns nailed down. There's something new around the corner. The truth is your heroes. The people who are writing react that you look up to and any other here that you have even outside of programming there something that they do in a very weird way. There's probably something that you do better than them. There's probably something that, you know, about more than them that you would never expect. I don't say this to you know, artificially inflate your ego or to try to make you feel better. But instead I say it because the reality of our situation is that bravery is in short supply. We have a fear when we learn something new that we're going to screw something up. We have a fear when we're the new developer on a team. Or when we're approaching something that we don't understand something in our heads tells us that anybody else who has worked with this is significantly smarter than me, our brains can trick us into thinking that even asking questions or questioning the way something is done that that's going to bring on ridicule and the unfortunate truth is that sometimes our brains are right. Sometimes it does bring on ridicule. But it's all that more important that we continue to support each other as we learn new things as we try new things as we stumble through finding the best way to wrangle computers together and not only computers. But as we stumble through building businesses together understanding each other's emotions and psychology trying to work better together as humans these are things that were all beginners at once we've learned just enough. There's still going to be more to learn and things are always changing. So encourage you to change your perspective little bit on what it means to grow as developer. You're not growing from small to big you're not climbing ladder. The senior developers who believed that they've gotten to the top of that ladder, very often. Find themselves staring at a new ladder or perhaps on a lower rung that ladder itself. Growing above them. We like to think that there is some destination that we're all heading to. And it's easy to believe that a lot of the people that we look up to they've arrived at that destination. But the truth is very different the journey is cyclical there is no specific destination in mind, and we're gonna continue on that journey for entire careers. They can so much for listening to today's episode of developer t I encourage you to always be learning. This is one of the best ways to remind yourself that you are on that perpetual journey as developer and as human thank you again to manifold for sponsoring today's episode. You can get your services kind of orchestrated together in a much more sane way. And you can find new services, they didn't even know exist. Go and check it out manifold dot co slash devotee. You're gonna get ten dollars worth of credit to go towards any service thinking into manifold thinks mature listening. If you enjoyed today's episode I encourage you to do two things first subscribing, whatever podcasting apps. You're currently listening to this episode in this is the best way to make sure you don't miss out on future episodes, just like this one. The second thing is. Leave a review in ITN's. I know you've heard this on pretty much every pie Cassie ever listen to and you've probably heard it on this podcast multiple times. But the truth is reviews are kind of the lifeblood of a pie cast. They help other developers. Like, you find the show in the more people who listen to this the more value. We can get out of it. The more people that can talk about these these discussions that we have about treating each other better and being on a perpetual learning journey the more people who can have those discussions, the more likely we are to grow together. So one of the best ways to help more people. Have this discussions is take a moment and leave a review on tunes. Thank you so much listening to today's episode and until next time enjoy your team.
Looking East And Seeing Results E498
"Hey this Bernie go back, man clonmel now to Brian with my morning voice. I think it's episode for Four Ninety Seven on my topcoat audio clips I'm thinking about. People who are up at it earlier than I am looking east standing. To The sun coming up, and if I look southeast style, see in Brown, who I want to get big props to because. I like his Authority podcasts simple, quick succinct in targeted I need help with technical things or just people who reflect on them, although Andrew for you're listening I'd reckon third of what you talk about. Although it's accessible to me, I don't use the technology. I'm a simplistic guy with a lot of technology, but you know. You! Give me a working vocabulary and that's good. Oh, I won't thinking about some high points. Leave one of them. A lot of work to do to make sure that I'm six. My students six out of fifty, six, thousand, six, hundred, fifty, four. Make cross the line. I have one that won't. Be a hard fail to be. Recoverable failures meaning over the summer they can get through it and I have a couple of other special interests that. Well the issues that deserve special handling. It'll be interesting to see where they go. They'll be subject of a lot of discussion at an internal examination. A the good news in my life is that one of my students did cover art for emerging trends, Games and tech, which is a podcast that. I have that is actually set of conversations that break breakdown. The book called the inevitable. That book was written back in Twenty fifteen by Kevin Kelly. And side is where they are. Since two thousand thirteen. Calvin turns sixty eight this year. He also wrote the technique. He conceptualized the technique. I think the book. That, he wrote was called. What technology wants? The technion was in that. Anyway the point is one of my artistic students designed. Cover, art and Show art for. EMERGING TRENDS GAMES IN TECH I've kept it off. ITN's until she finished that and then used the keys. To the I, tunes connect account to. Put Her name as an artist in the cover art. As, well as to tell I tunes, it's available. Those conversations are probably the best. I have the emerging trends, games and tech. What's on spotify Sunol? Good putt catchers. I should say it that way I'm sure it's not on August podcasters because some of them don't follow the Apple Itunes Directory, so we're GONNA have to go back and make sure it's on stitcher. pod being maybe even a cast and sound club. the good conversations, but. They take a lot of work to prep. To record, and then to put them in a place with students can edit them by adding imagery. To different. Time code sections of the conversation. You see I've always believed an enhanced podcast, or you can see imagery related to what the students are talking about. Some of these guys are just. They have artistic talents that are just brilliant, and you need to see their artwork so when we convert the podcast into video cast that show up on you HD screens. They take on a whole new dimension. Their piece show there they could be in a show at answering students questions will what's on this program for me? Anyway. BABBLE enough. I didn't want to go five minutes. I just want to wrap this up. Bernie Look East, to you, Andrew Brown. And hoping that we get out of this quarantine situation. The Australians are already. Gradually stepping back into the breach. Taking do caution. I'm sure. You WanNa? See what I'm doing. Look for the word top gold on all good social networks, and you'll see imagery and babblings, text strings and more. By for now.
Digging Deep with Robert Plant - Trailer
"As I walked into the Medina. For the first time I was really seduced by all great cacophony of sound every merchant every trickster huckster was gathered snake, charmers jugglers, beautiful chaos and through it all came this music. I'm Robert tante. And this is digging deep. It a brand new podcast robot plant on the moments people, an places that have inspired Sony's most treasured music. Everybody's got back Catholic. A new do tend as artists to owning deal in the very front end of it. But then now again down the line opening up some of the songs and looking back at him. I marvel at some of it, how nuts. It is he this podcast on going to be picking at some songs from here and there on the way mixing, constant ships and sound and intention from across this long old time. It was. How do we nineteen seventy five? I was in the wheelchair for seven months over. It was at that time, but the music was continuing to be developed. Dow was on my own in the continental riot, has in LA, while the world was playing hijinks at side, who was only one thing to do. Since nineteen Eighty-one. I've enjoyed many amazing exciting musicians men and women who encouraged and enlightened introducing me to crazy curves. I could never have imagined Dino knobs and crafts. We were rehearsing away. And she said, a good ask you one thing Roman. I think, well, what is that? She said is really chance. You could see the same thing twice a path that starts in the Midland's leaves onto Led Zeppelin and takes us around the world. It's not always been walk in the park, but I've been in good company all the way through my time. And that is the greatest gift I could push for digging deep with Robert plant's coming soon to ITN's Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Saving Your Skin From The Sun
"Everything you've ever wondered about sunscreen, that's something I need to do. We've heard from our listeners that can be difficult to leave a rating and review for our podcast in items. So here's a painless way to do it. Go to please review my podcast dot com. Backslash divas for an easy step by step Terrell to follow. That's please review my podcast dot com. Backslash divas. Okay, Leslie, you know, me, I'm a sun worshiper, I know. And of course, all these things we're gonna talk about today. I probably don't do any of this is going to be Kelly education. Yes, I'm I'm too old and changed my ways now will here's something. I don't know if you've ever done this, this is something I've always wondered. But if you use like a SPF like fifteen primer on your face, you know, high are moisturizer and then you put another moisturizer over it. That's like SPF thirty. Have you ever put a makeup on top with another aspect? Does it Gad the numbers together? Visit like fifteen plus forty five. Wow. All I know he does like I've used the SPF moisturizer mental good put the makeup on, and then I'm gonna put something over that. And like to fifty. Well, I actually I have actually taken like a fifteen and eight mixed together. And that was like, and they always say in half. So no, actually, it doesn't at the best you're going to get whatever the highest number is. But the worst you could actually dilute the whole thing, and even less than what you started with so, well, another thing that you can do now, I have done this. You know how people sometimes they're scalper. Yes, we're your par- now mindell I say, you actually put a light weight like spray, I will, I will not use their you know what you do. This is what I've done you just change your part. Bari. Darn sure or we're word were in some cases. Just we're a ball cap or out of ten doctors, do not endorse that methodology. So what about spray sunscreen? So I'm sorry is the biggest waste you spray, the person next to you everywhere. Plus, there's some lung issue I'm like if you has lung irritants, so you have to be careful, like, don't ever use that on your face or sprayed in your kids were sitting at the pool yesterday. And it was the wind was blowing. It was in my mouth. Right. It's like an obscene the moms, you know, and they're spraying the kid the kids and the kids are like nothing targeted. Yelling in they're paying, and then it's still Blois. Yeah. Expensive that stuff is too. It does not just a day, and a half or whole and go, yeah, the application piece of it is a little tricky. So I just go with the good, old fashioned stuff. And then if you're sitting under a beach umbrella, you're safe, right? No. Maybe not reflections and things. Yeah. Plus, it depends on what the beach. Brel is made of because it may not block all of the UV rays, so you could still be absorbing that you just still get a sunburn so you still need to apply sunblock, if you're sitting under a beach umbrella never sit under a beach umbrellas. Okay. Now, listen to this. Why does Minos always burned further fake 'cause it still for? Gosh, sakes, it's the it's the first thing they're, it's like the no key. Oh, you know, it's like right there. So, you know you need. And also, your noses usually oil oiler, so that the sunblock or since on off to good says, you know you realize off. Yes, and other part are like your hands or feet, your ears and your top your ear. I always remember him when block. Yes. That would be awful to burn those so yeah, that's a little little thing. But I was like, of course your nose sticks out. That's why. Makes sense. Yeah. So do those higher. SPF's really work better. Yes. Actually, they do the higher, you go the more protection you get. So I go, I like I do like the fifty on my face. I know you would never do that on my nose. Yeah, I do because I Bernie, but I'm fair skinned than you are. So I do easily. And then you see the makeup with, with an SPF to the thing with that is an order, if you're wearing makeup with an SAP f- in order to get enough of it onto actually do any good. You're gonna have cake make. I mean at the hour makeup them what you would normally. Right. Right. So, so there's a suggestion, you might wanna use like ten and moisturizer BB cream with a with SPF thirty in it. That might be a better option than you're just not piling on tons of makeup. Well, and, you know, people that are fair skinned or have freckles are more likely to, yeah. So that's, that's what I in heads. Which is also kind of kind of YouTube Blondie ready, not depending on the time of year, color, I want I've done with it. So they said you, so you also have to make sure that you lather up a lot when. Yeah, if you have fair skin, which about. Absolutely. And so, how long does it take for a burn to turn into cancer? Like we've all heard those things, and actually nobody really knows. However, we do know. That the risk rises with repeated exposure. So research has shown that if you've gotten more than five or more blistering sunburns in your early life. It does up the risk of skin cancer. And of course, we can't undo what's already been done. And most of us, I know when I was a kid, I never, we never Lord, I fawn block, and I got a lot of sunburns, so you can't undo the damage, but you can focus on early detection. So make sure you're getting checkups doing self exams. Checking your skin checking moles all of those things to make sure that you catch anything early. Well, on that it's kind of a myth to say getting base tan protects you. It really doesn't. And if your skin changes colors Browns, reds or whatever thing, it's really means you still recruiting damage, well, a lot of damage then goes much, since really Brown. Yeah. Also, another thing is have you ever talked about that stuff, when they say, which is worse easing? Tanny better lying outside. We'll neither one's really great. But the tanning beds are just not good for you. I've heard that. Yeah. I think there's just that idea that will to tanning bed. So it's okay, it's not the sun is not true for you at all. Also, there's all those things about, you know on the labels. What do all these things mean I didn't know what all these things were. Well, the S PF we kind of that's the sun protection factor. So that's those are the numbers, and it refers to the protection from the UV rays, right? And so, and you be those are the shortwave rays from the sun, if you get a sunburn that's probably where they're coming from that. They're also you'll see UV rays, and these are the long wave rays from the sun. Now, they're the main cause of like photo aging, and they can also cause skin cancer. Well, this was when you're talking about broad spectrum, we've talked about that sunscreen, designed to protect against both the and you the raise also UPS this is like. On a dictionary. That's untrue. Ultraviolet protection factor. And that's a measure of the amount of UV radiation, a fabric, Cambronne block selected beach umbrella. Exactly. So have you ever heard of a chemical sunscreen? So that is a one whose ingredients a penetrate, the skin and act as a filter against the UV rays. And so those are the ones that include ingredients such as Oxy, Benzon, octa, Sal, eight octaves side. Boy, you give me all the heart. We'll put it this way. I've never even heard. I hadn't even heard what chemicals. Yeah. I hadn't either have it this one, the physical sunscreen. Okay. You're going to remember those look for mineral ingredients like titanium dioxide zinc oxide that old white stuff when used to put on those that was the good old days. Well, those are some of the things that you need to protect yourself this summer with so make sure that you do as we say, not as we do we've heard from our listeners, then it can be a bit difficult to leave a rating and review for our podcast and ITN's. So here's a painless way to do it. Go to police review, my podcast dot com slash divas for an easy step by step tutorial to follow. That's please review my podcast dot com, backslash livas reviewing, and rating our podcast and I tunes helps us in so many ways, and more importantly, we get your feedback on what you like about the podcast. Thanks for being a listener, and subscriber and going to please review my podcast dot com. Backslash divas. Thanks for listening to the. 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RED 254: Book Launch - (Almost) Final Manuscript Is Back!
"This red podcast episode two fifty four. The manuscript is back in my hands going into the final edit until you all about that. That's coming up. This is the red podcast. Here's your host. David Cooper Burn manuscript is back to talk about that talk about the final editing. Pass also have a Ford update talk about where it is now. Ninety three thousand words this is the note that the editor sent me. This looks really good. It's very clean. The last thing I did was sweep through it it for inconsistencies like em dashes and hyphens. There's some fawn spacing inconsistencies but whoever formats this should be able to manage that with the settings. They use great job on this. I think you're good to go. I was surprised at how done it was. I was surprised about the note first of all. I thought I was going to have to give a good couple of weeks going through. This also didn't seem that she did a whole lot to I mean she did. But we're talking about. Maybe the fourth revision with these two editors to content editors they worked as a team. They looked over this version. Not a ton of correction due at this point a more worried about making gene at worse than better thought that medical sane first do no harm because the next step is align at it a light line at it. Maybe have you proofread even it. I've been interviewing editors more than a second but bottom line is that you can make this thing a lot worse than it is right now if you've got the wrong editor here's what the status means to go back and looks good that means quicker to the actual proofing to the line line at it. That's really been my focus for the last few days I mentioned it in the last episode by normal guy. This is the Guy I've done. Probably I don't know half a dozen projects with He. He couldn't do it. He gave me a specific recommendation of somebody who could do it but he did. Give me a site on where I could find good people which was a society the American Society of editors something like that aces and That was fine. That was fine but the interesting thing about it was and I. I think it was kind of like a a life coaching site. If you've been like a General Life Coaching site and abby and it's like I'm coach and I'm a life coach and sometimes the people on that side. They weren't real specific about what they could do. They were editors. I wanted somebody that I knew if I handed over ninety three thousand words to them I guess do no harm. They're not gonNA make it worse and I talked to a few people on that site and didn't really leave there feeling. I mean like I knew the process and how many of them worked so what I ended up doing is I ended up on up. Work Upward. Dot Com is the domain name. It's a freelancer sight outta question of what was needed. That was another thing that brought me to up work because they're different types types of editing. The mentioned I wanted a light line at it. meaning that the content editing all the content of the book and what goes where and doesn't need to be moved around. That was already done. That's what I'd had an initial editor. Help me with. And then my editing team Paulin. Cindy helped me with. I wanted to line team more of a proof freezing. There are some slight differences there. I don't know what they are. I think there's the dictionary definition of the stuff. What other people call it? 'cause I've worked with people. Oh that would say I needed a line at it and other people that would say that what I'm getting is a proof read so there was a little bit of confusion on who I needed to get to the job and how I needed to post a job That was an interesting issue with finding somebody. The other thing is that every manuscript especially one this long is different and needs or not black and white. So you're not going to the widget factory saying I need one thousand widgets. You've got ninety three thousand words and you're ninety. Three thousand words are different than the other guys. Ninety three thousand words Lord. I put a lot of time and effort into this other. People have put a lot of time enough for this. This thing was pretty good in fact. Here's a comment. I'm at that I got from an editor. She said this is incredibly clean is well written. Well formatted if you're shooting for traditional publishing any editor would be happy to get a manuscript this clean that made me feel good and I'd various comments like that. What I did is I took the first three chapters and took the last chapter and a handed him office? What's it here's a sample of the rioting here's begins? Here's how it ends and I wasn't looking for anybody. Who's you any kind of sample at it? But I did have people hand those sample at its back to me with their markups and that was kind of a double edged sword because on one hand got to see how they would work but on the other hand it gets you questioning. And what is that you've done and there was some edits that I liked and some at it's that I didn't like from the same person so it made me wonder like how did I ever get through this before. I don't think I've ever really cared about a book manuscript like this and I've been through this process. A few times talked about it here on previous episode in that. This is the longest book that I've done. This is the longest time period that I've spent working on a book. And this is a new market for me. This is a brand new markets. Something that I'm not known for so feel a lot of pressure wanting to get this thing Out Making it the most perfect manuscript that it can be books are not perfect any published book you find is going to have some. I'm kind of Typo some kind of misinformation even if you put it out today and the information is perfect information changes so it's perfect. Today may not be perfect in a week or two that brings up the issue of. How much editing is needed? I tend to over at it not out of perfection but out of past experience my very first book. Nineteen ninety nine. Didn't have a pro editor a couple of people looking could over culpable. That were maybe good at English. If you've ever done any riding maybe you've had that kind of experience. Yeah I look at books all the time. That's what they'll tell you. Oh ars just pop out to me I I can help you have your friends look it over. That was a huge mistake. Since then and the work of professional editors but even then our previous book. It's been about five years ago now. I use an editor that I've worked with dozens of times. I got the Galley copy rough print. If you're not familiar with that term. I thought it was ready to go. Hand handed off to a friend. Hey just double check this really several obvious errors within the first ten or twenty pages. I flipped man. I needed to get this thing out already. Had it laid out I got nervous brought in three proofreaders. Sent that version each of them each came back with different things up all the fixes together. So you can see you want a bit nervous had three proofreaders. Read the same thing three good proofreaders. They'll come back with different south. It's never going to be perfect but still I needed to be good. Never perfect but when is good enough. That's the thing that I struggle with. There's a lot of pressure on me now no better. This isn't ninety-nine nine. I'm not going to just throw it out there and trust it's not a blog post something I can go back to fairly permanet fa find something wrong I can go back in and edit it laid out again. reissue it the bottom line I think is that I just have to press through. It's not going to be perfect. What I ended up doing and this is kind of funny because I was thinking? This intuitively when I went postage the jobs you know what I need is I need somebody from a newspaper. Somebody who can go through a ton of text make sure that it's easy to understand and make sure there are big obvious major Asia air. Something that nobody would disagree about. That's why I ended up going with. She's got that final ninety three thousand words from me. She is working on it now. I'll have an update on that soon. Soon let me give you a Ford Update talked about getting turned down Ford request. I guess I've been turned down on a few of them. Just this is the one who actually wrote back and and that was frustrating. If you're more information on that listen to the previous episode. I've got one more guy that I think would be a perfect match. A reached out to him. I have not heard back. I'm not sure the people that I'm not hearing back from are actually getting my messages. I I don't know there's no way to tell. This is a guy that I've connected to actually grew up with him of known of a long long time and I don't have a phone number. Form Co look it up. Yeah but I'm not gonNA talk. He's busy he's a professional guy. I emailed him with email address. I think is accurate for it to be weird strained relationship. I mean I know this guy. He'll know me have several stories if you ask him about me but I don't know him that well this guy that I went to school with corrupt with him but we haven't kept in touch has been several several years since I've seen him where I'm thinking about doing now. No forward something that I learned from our work in the music industry. Is that if you sell albums on your own so you do independently then you get attention for your album. Then you get attention for your music with your band. Then the record deal comes works with books to you see that sometimes with independent books somebody puts out a release on his own sells a ton of 'em then book publishers. Come in the movie film television deals they start to emerge people get interested in something that has momentum. Same thing with this book so one of the things that I'm considering doing is putting the book out with no forward being to people who want to come in and do afford later and if that happens happens great great. This book doesn't need a Ford. I talked to Buddhism the last episode. I think it will help me to get maybe some credibility social proof if you want to call it that within in this new market. But it's not it's not gonNA kill the book. The content of the book stands on. Its own I don't need a Ford to sell this book. It's more important for me to get this book out than to have a Ford in it. That is the bottom line I personally would help. But it's not a deal breaker for me. So wrap this up. Let me tell you the general feeling man. This feels good. This historian to feel real of surprised at how great it feels. I'm actually surprised at how relaxed I was when I got this. File edit back man because this thing's been going on for for four years. I thought I was going to be done and three or four months. I thought it was going to be a quick book. I think the original plan was may twenty thousand words who's going to be a quick and dirty manual which is some lessons Zanu about marketing. And how they would work for podcasting. See that that's interesting thing with my background just to share with you real quick. Being in the music industry we were are the ones that had online content as far as selling online content. I we're selling music online back in the late nineties nineties you could go to a store like EMUSIC DOT COM. You could give me a dollar download a song and eventually put it on. MP Three Player ipod whatever apple came in with it store we're the first people to get involved with. ITN's that eventually of course they started doing books on the apple store. They've got apps they've got film. They've got television. We were the first industry to do digital content. So I know a lot about it. I've worked in all these industries because of my work in the music industry. That's what got me into broadcasting which got me into podcasting is what got me into books because the book people started coming to me. Hey man what what's working for music. What have you learned with the arrows in on your back going through this thing and being the pioneers of online distribution? What can we learn from you so we don't have to make the same mistakes that got me into books that got me into film and TV? V once like the bandwidth and compression and all those things started coming around where we can actually download these huge huge files you see that was the progression we have music. We listen to online through computer speakers. We had these mobile players that could play music. Those are the first mobile players the compression and the video formats. That was stories. Come up we could play movies on computers we can maybe burn them to DVD. That wasn't worked out yet while that was happening the book appliances came along talking about things like kindle Kobo of course eventually podcasting. That was very complicated at first. These days you've a mobile phone. You download it you play hit you subscribe to it. You Review it you all this things from one device so much easier than it used to be back in the day in case you new podcast used to have have to have an ipod and plug it into your I tunes software on your computer in the thing would sync up. You'd mainly move podcast that you hadn't listened to from in your computer over to the IPOD. It only whole maybe thirty minutes. You wouldn't be able to listen to a podcast like this with a lot of different episodes very easily because you have to go back plug it in download it sink it. UNPLUG IT listen to it. It's so much easier than it used to be having that perspective. Got Me into all this so I was going to talk talk about that perspective. The things that I've learned that a lot of people have forgotten but that still work when it comes to getting people to your content because you can imagine if it's tough to access access your content and it was very very tough for a long time we get really good about driving people to that content and making them interested and now that it's easier these are kind. The long lost secrets I was GONNA share some of those in that original twenty thousand word book. Well what you start not what you finish ended up writing about one hundred twenty one hundred thirty two thousand words on this thing. Of course the edit mentioned ninety three thousand words I had to go in there. Make sure everything's clean Chris. Clear something that you actually won read and that was a lot of work work and I'm surprised how good it feels to be done now because I don't like the work but I'm excited to bring this to you. It's been a long time coming. I believe in this. I'M GONNA hitting the road in the upcoming year and doing a lot more content. Like this as one of the reasons that you haven't heard from me here on building a podcast because I'm working on to the stuff man. I'm excited actually. Get back into podcasting podcasting. I don't want to be one of those guys at talks about podcasting but never does it. I'm a pastor and a marketer I and want to get out and market this book and I want to do that via podcasting which is what the book is about to. It is a huge relief because almost done it should be out in one. Two three months probably have of it on a pre release special on that in about a month so I will keep you updated on that and we'll keep you updated on the process as we go along so got a few more of these to do if you want to be. Updated subscribed read. podcast go to read. PODCAST DOT COM. You'll see three links. There's one to Google podcast. There's one to apple podcasts. There is an RSS feed if you want to be old school about it. Wherever you get your podcast I will get a podcast? Go to read. PODCAST DOT COM. If you're interested in podcast in we'll see what I'm doing in that area got a website at big PODCAST DOT com. In fact I've got another podcast that talk salie about podcast marketing. So if you're interested in expanding what you're doing lame people know about your expertise through podcasting. I can help you. They're big podcast. 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iOS 13 iPad features detailed, macOS Sidecar, Qualcomm and 5G iPhones
"This would be a lot of talk about from our colleague Gerardo. He has a whole lineup of scoops to discuss last week. We had the itin story which was pretty big that I tunes will continue to exist. But probably not be updated. And then they'll be individual abs- for music podcast, a new books app and TV as we know this week. It's way more than just that. So we'll kick off with Iowa's thirteen mayo. Give me the summary of what we now. Expect for my thirteen from Gamba's findings MAC. Yeah. This is pretty interesting. There's been a lot of anticipation for teen. There's always been a giant. They're like, I was studying fix everything ever ever ever had appropriate. Because had. Yeah. Especially on the ipad because last year was kind of smooth sailing effect, performance, blah, blah, blah. They were all the features. So I've had focus features in development that got pushed back to this year say nine -ly. Do we have the stuff from law to look forward to shaving? That is coming Frisian OSA means that those features had more time to just intently. And when they come out they should be high quality daily not just in terms of bugging by being refinement and finish. And. Grammars you're certainly self in the right direction. So we have the dock mode confirmation of say this was reported per se by Bloomberg that ran rabbi has backed up, and it sounds like Mera the Mack experience where the in settings you just have an appearance option, and you can have the lie apparent so the dog parents and now have a accessibility mode, which is high contrast on surprising, apple-sspo assistant is of the MAC has high contrast nights too. I. Still kind of hope for an automatic dot might option like on the Macklin make sense on the mat is like it's the same as the MAC, which means it's the same damn for the MAC. Yeah. We haven't been able to kind of ten yet is if it's the MAC dog mode moved across in terms of the appearance theme like 'cause the might not mode isn't true black right is kind of like shades of gray. So will the IRS version like come out as yeah? And so if he leaks that I was like the option of this is an example of apple uses kind of dark gray as dark mode, and this is an example where they actually use true black on Oleg screens, and they could always do one for all that and one four LCD screens like it's possible that they could make that distinction. They know what the phone models are. And and also considered the ipad has no lead. So you might really not wanna do to black on the ipad. And then he third party apps that option where you can have light mode dark motive. Doc more than you get dark or black. You know, you've got the choice. Probably I wouldn't imagine you have that level of granularity from like the system setting. Surely, you would have the system Bill to change modes based on like both ambient lighting or time of day. Based on local sunrise like you do with home automation, and the MAC is not built in. But there are there is like a third party. Yeah. It's a really good their party app. Do you? Remember the name of it? It's the car. Yeah. The icon is an all looking in and my launch pad to see if got it. And so I don't think a Deary now. But it's it's pretty good. And and this lives in your menu bar, and is one of those moments where you know, the answer you can scream it out. And we we only, but you can you click, and you can toggle with enlightened dart, which what you can do insist purposes, but it puts new bar or you can say change it based on time of day. Just like you can like nightshift on the MAC. I mean, it's almost there is not quite and I think they might have even added a feature to like let you pick certain naps with people really want. And when that like on a few cases at least with ex code where you can say like have leitmotiv except for this app. And I'm going to drop I'm jazz. They out really didn't it was in every single ex. And then when temporary to actually came out the books growing, clearly it's a feature for. Yeah. So. But anyway, it's like the best example, I think. There's a little bit of both in tippety app and the trailers that has a dark theme, but it's not true black, and it's always like Dr fame, but apple books is a really good example of a true black, you I you don't own a modern update at this isn't message of the seventy or the books is brand new today. Right. And and you get I don't think you get control of it is based on be alive. Yeah. NBN light. So like, you can't be outdoors usually cloudy and have have dark mode. Like, you're like struggling, Terry. What's on the screen? But if you're inside and dislike not brightly lit. Then all of a sudden like it can be very dark and those control over what a book looks like can toggle that manually and have like an auto switch for it. But like just like the now playing I spend much time with audio books and now playing you I for the audiobook player, you don't have a toggle for that as far as they know. And so it's based on Zambia light. And it looks to me really good. So I wouldn't. I guess my pick would be like troop lack on dark on LCD. And then give you control like as you want, which is more than in the MAC and consider ambient light like. The default can be whatever I don't care what it is. But as long as you've got the often, go and change it. I think it'd be great. So I'm excited for it. The Bloomberg report previously and described it as a dog mode for nighttime reading and stuff to reduce glare, which to me, you know, strongly implies automatic switching as well. Because going because think of how much effort is to going to sing 's to change to change to change. The only thing controls haven't managed is not ideal with a button under the brightness lottery. Like deep pressure long press. Another curiosity have. It's like if an app is currently dark themed like will that have an option to be like like, all of a sudden will you have the activity app have a light theme. And do you pick like light mood? What is day in Motors? Everything goes dark if it supports it because I mean, like, even the MAC like pixel mater third party app was always dark themed, and then when they adopted dark mode. They included a light beam. But she looks really funny, but because on the MAC the control the way that the framework works is you just lay out the controls the controls native support lion. Daca pierces? So the amount of effort needed to support bite once show supporting Donald is essentially zero because it just kind of adopting the place in customer chose different century on the MAC. There is so much usage of the app kit control set like read about stuff becomes almost for free on IOS. The trend is very much from that. Like the framework includes less control is by the folks I develop his half to implement their own and then on top of that the one that the official controls just kinda look ugly in current. Design pollens, they just done very nice everyone does their own anyway. And so he's actually gonna be more work from identifies polity ad in the new appearance stuff, and it will be less free compared to what it was for the on the macro side. You know, I do out. Apple does a compliment is that with more bust, you frame more controls and stuff, but the moment with the status quo is if they just add like said, the conc- whether it should be liar should be dog. Or you're going to get the convenience of bring that saying to an apple level still be the same out work, which is quite log way to plan Joe themes on every single app individually. Yeah. This is where it makes right now two of of light dark on IOS currently is designed like the now playing which is dark. They disturb alert banner at needs to go is dark, but then like other elementary not alert vantage are not dark. The the banner on looks good example, they wear his vice dog, but it's no east to indicate something. Would you do? The no no or low contrast mode to have it be like flat dark whereas like dark dark and not like translucent dark. Yeah. Or in dog mode that is highlighted in different color. And then the new of dock rather than great like there's a of complexity is no simple as just invented the colors. And I think the books is really good Stein point for where they could roll it out. But one worried is the they won't make the MAC where standardized, you know, this is what the same looks like it will be more like Europe should display dot my now going out of you won't like I think he's going to be more kind of every app for self which kind of goes back to what you're saying about how science now doc anyway, like even the apples doc apps on the same they implement in different ways. And at least on the what we know that the moment, it seems that it's going to continue and. Super everyone with that. Because. Then opportunities for stuff to look bad, in some cases. And then you come to should you have level control. Because I like how dot my looks in these three in in messages horrible, for instance. And then you then you have to always revert back to one of the other, and it becomes really complicated because the whole troop like versus non tree black thing. I don't mind which approach you go with but you can make both one's bad. If like the apple books uses true background when you're in the main crime, but like the top bar is dog. Right. And then you have gradings it or the shades of gray and the nice balance. But you can definitely go to five one direction the other. Yeah. Yeah. And everyone hates Facebook now. But the messenger has a really good dark mood that that at first you had to send a crescent moon emoji unlock. Now, it's taco for everybody. But the way it looks really good like messing messages, look such that like it looks really good to me, and like Spotify beats music they've had their things are dark. Media as one of the complaints about alpha music is that the near like the light mode theme. I think also this player is dark vein like it's typical in media. So I'm excited for this. I think a lot of people are excited for it. I do wish that, you know, there's this trend that we hate the white background icons. There is a poor multiple icons. I would there are few on the MAC, and I think that that will match the icon to the mode that you use like the one of his I a writer, it'll it'll change. Listen, the MAC, and I on as well the icon that you use there's an option you can say like us us. I kinda that I can't or match it to the mode that I'm in. And so then you can say like if using the dark mood, right or you can have the dark mood. I I con and the white background and changes to the black background. That's a level of thought that maybe we won't get it first. But like, maybe we'll get there. Eventually. And dot mode is definitely one of those things which is always the people's wish list, the concepts have every single. Yes, I it'd be nice to finally satisfied that use obeys yet. Another thing on that kind of vein is the volume like indicate you change the volume in that Pano comes up over the top. And before I seven that will be translucent because he'd be like black. Passe? And then when I seven came along they made it fully I pay, but blood, and that made you can't see what you're doing behind it. Normally, you changing your changing volume while you're watching videos, you can't say the of the video inside that's been a, you know, a main now for ten years, and that's something that Rambo says will be addressed that same instead of like the volume they move into the map too. So like, it's on the MAC. But if it's is better there because you're less likely to have coming in front of it. But on the iphone it's big and silly. Sometimes I actually have a contribution to the volume out situations. I believe it will look like if you've ever used a polite they write a app, whether the volume goes to the left note, essentially that to you. Yeah. I don't use it scramble Apollo does. And so they they have to implement is a custom thing, but they would then become system wide on fines, obviously have notches, and it would just flick up in the top left corner replacing the time temporarily and video players they've got sometimes like maybe like a customer is some apps do like a little pill shape indicator the top one of the one of the corners. And that's what changes not like even apples official video player, usually suppressed the volume, HUD, and just change the slider, you know, in the crow like with, HUD. But there's still plenty of opportunities. Plenty of times just when you use the fine win. The Pinal comes up when you want it to so moving it to the neutral again plays a people, even though you know, his screams like a second. I think the the wishes for that being redesigned to kind of blaming a bit. But it will definitely make people happy. Yeah. I mean, it's an obvious comical like haw. That's yeah. Zayn fix. Yeah. They tell you to the MAC who knows. Yeah. To change on the MAC. One more thing darkman before we get away from that fire is what are the effects of having IRS apps port documented system level is that when you base your backup on your your ipad, apps, design, like say, the home up, for example, darkwa has no affect it changes some chrome where it can change some chrome in home apps case, like it's not the chrome that gets affected. Really? So you can't use dark mode and seats affects the news app and the stock sap I think, but probably always been mode unless it's always dark, but the home app has all those Iowa's style like tiles control center, and they don't change too dark mood at all, and you can change the apps wallpaper to be like a dark theme like a gray scale background or something and that can help, but it's still a very bright app in dark mode because it's based on I o and there's no I always dark mood yet. So part of the report is that dark mode will impact marzipan apps. In that way. It'll funny we'd like stocks because stocks on the mat can be like oh dog depending on your system theme. But then Stokes an ipad is white and Stokes on the phone is black. Yes. So be nice. If they can unify that around finally and actually with all of this stuff, you have to keep in mind. Like how does the phone does the ipad, especially in the ipad focused yet? And then how do those features that map into the malls experience on the MAC as well. And that definitely comes to the fore with the motor win doing stuff. And we heard about the idea of being able to have more than one instance of the app open simultaneous on the ipad. So you would be able to have like pages open, we one document, and then also in your house to page with a second document and do split view on those similar to what safari can do again implements in a custom way the way it has like two windows. Cyber lost. And they don't appear separate tiles. Either say they're gonna take that system wide and allow them to be separate, tiles and flow alongside each other without each individual having to implement some with split you on their own. And then I read like in remembers report is this announcement that it will say they will kind of be upgrading the the the classic ipad interface. The Papa with a detachable panel concept. So you can show that Palpa, but then just sticking to the button where it came from which topped on you could drag it away, the IRA would detach, and then you can move it all the way around the screen, and then you could bring up more panels and then stack them on top of the other ones. So you you keep some organization, and you could flip between the panels to me run to the front to the back, and then flicking off to the side kind of like with a picturing picture video. You can be on screen. And and you know, snaps the corners or you can snap it off screen. So you get that still active, but it's out of your sight, but you can pull it back in. If you wanna see it again. Yeah. Exactly. So like that as a system level interface behavior, which means it will become standardized. And you know, that you you like instinctively learn that you can do this, right? Pop over you. I like the kind that. I work is heavy on. I think pick later fry OS has heavy on is that standard you can do that easily or is that custom and all the apps, right? So the Popo where it just looks like an arrow the tiny little arrow and then box plus a box random right Tango box that is a standard component. And was introduced with the first ipad actually, oversee the different design back in those days, the pub who was the one big addition to you get when the came out really got a bigger screen now, and we don't need to take to whole new screen. So we can show you this on top of what's behind it. And the the classic demo was in Myo when you're in poetry, you can press the, you know, the mayor the mayor of the imbo spun, and it would show the list of messages in the pulp I've a window instead of to shift the host grade to make it screen. That is standardized. So you could see that very easily having like a book option. Let's be detachable. So it doesn't stay one place, and you can drive around the screen, and the MAC Popa system actually already has the option so in like, Matt Calende if you bring up a calendar event it shows as a favor, but you can drag it ran into touch medically and again that system behavior. So he's just bringing something that they perfected on the MAC to the to the ipad. Finally, but plus adding on the kind of picture in picture kind of gesture direct interaction stacking them together. I think that's really really co- when you make stuff powerful. There's a funny thing in the MAC where I think if you're downloading large files as far the downloads pop up like, it's it's the same style, and you can drag it off in like watch your progress, and in ITN's, it's the same UI, but you can't drag it like watch your progress. Even though you're more likely to have large files tunes, and maybe safari. I guess that's like a standard thing. But they're not using this injured one there items or the Rambos report doesn't kind of. Save especially, but I imagine if you had like a split view of two apps like mail, safari Princeton's. And then you open the inbox Papova in my, oh, you could detach the Myo pop over and then drag it is resting over this far window does that make sense so confined to the rectangle let that gives you? Ability, and when you actually trying to do work on the more than one thing on the screen at time. But you don't want to like. Always have to keep tapping the to show the inbox go way, you could just kind of put off to the side, you could flick it all the way of few onto or just leave it flooding safari where you're saying, oh, you wanna look at your safari window. You can just drag it back and then move around. Like, I don't think they'll let you. Spawn these pope over said they survived like when you press the home button. I think the Popeye's still be contained to you know, you have to have the screen we won't be relevant in that case. Like, it's a sub menu within a nap that you're at and so if you leave the app, and you probably don't need like the sub menu. Yeah. That's a really good point. 'cause like if you put the the mail inbox pop over to the home screen AB pointless because you like a different message. But you've got to say anything else. Unlike the MAC way, you know, the the panels kind of live on their own sometimes it would still be like contained as this is owned by the app when you close the app, the panels go, but in like a split you concepts both apps are open. So the panels can be free foam around. I of like progress towards a more math like experience on the ipad, interns, win doing works and everything, but we're still not at the point where you can run like more than two to three apps on screen at the same time with multiple windows, like we're getting closer with like the ability to have asthma Murdoch instances of one app and two windows on the same screen and NF can have, you know, we believe now floating panels of sub menus that you can move around the screen, but we're still not even close to the point where you can have like say five apps of different sizes on your ipad screen running around like I phoned sized apps like you. I mean, you can get pretty close to that on the MAC, even even with a limited space. But you can't do that yet on pad like so this baby step still. And it is something that it's like the first sign of progress since the I've had is introduced if like how panels work on the ipad. I don't think that were yet at the point of every year, the ipads going to get some that it should have had like your two three and four, and it's it's not window as we know it in the MAC yet. It's still like baby steps of advancing what already exists there. But I don't think we ever get like my star window because that has problems just kind of live in heritage and not necessarily the best way to do things. But I think everyone can agree at some point the ipad needs to better show three app screen at once rather than to for instance. There's definitely more. There's always more to do the jumps. We're getting into a definitely going to be good based on the reporting. But there's a long way to go is just always, you know, eating away at more and more percentage of pain points, pulling you know, pulling it back thing is report mentions is the. The shake to and do gesture like whenever you type in text you can shake your iphone, ipad, physically to undo the text, and that's place of having persistent undoing radio buttons or like on a keyboard command Z, or so or whatever it is. But yeah, you know, what? Yeah. You know what I mean? So they rely on on the physical gesture, and he's in the accelerometer say, oh, you went undo something clever because it's like shake it grow back, but it's hidden for one. And when you're shaking your thirteen inch ipad to undo it's almost not worth it, mainly when deleted shake to undo was made for the phone. Yeah. Was made for the phone and the phone was three and a half inches time. It's gotten much bigger now. Keep and they have tried to. Rectify only ipad like with eleven the tomb ball has undoing rebounds on you, and you have of the plus size keyboard in landscape on the phones that had like toolbar controls, but they removed those because they were like targets that you had to try and avoid when you're typing. That was a weird. They really wait icons as what it was like clip. Yeah. So they've added like the arrows to the toolbox. I you can sort oversee if the keyboards dismissed it's not showing up and it still focused on text imp- alone. You know, the keyboard is a keyboard action. When really you won't like you won't vocabulary that can sprite between perations like one really cool thing in my oh, very people. Now is if you move a mayo message to a different folder, and then decide you don't want to you don't have to go back into the other in books to the bag you can shake undo, and it will bring back. Yeah. And that nobody in the real world things to do any of that stuff because it's just no visible enough. And if they can bring this kind of Rambo says it said three finger tapping slide gesture on keyboard. So it's tech specific. So in the mail example, sounds like it wouldn't work on the I actually spoke to rampant in private. Ican tip it more. Because it sounds to me like why they Texas if when they had the buttons he he said, it's the only application of the gesture that he can find the moment. But that doesn't mean it will be the keyboard. I only it might be like we the system vents. This gesture and you can choose to do it for more than just the thing. But by default, the could be male could be an image editor where you like you apply. A factory like pacing image any on the on the MAC. I think the the the mouse pointer way of doing it would be like go to the menu bar go to edit and click undo typing undo paste, or whatever or commands the if you wanna do it with the cable cut, and then like the redo which is also thing is shift committee, and there's an there's not really a redo on IOS like you can't like shake harder or like down everyday like a pop up. Right. So it's like undo or reduce if you go far enough back like. If you do then you could redo if you wanted to. Yes. Okay. So if you shake like, these shake, you could undo if you again, then you get read it because you get like one setback ones that forward, and it sounds like from what Ramblas writing there will also be like a tap with three fingers through fingers down shift to the right or left, and then that becomes your undo or redo maybe it was a little bit including the report. But that was coming. I think it's kind of like you can undo more than one step and with the same gesture. It's kind of like going on along the time line, if you slide to the left you're doing undoing undoing doing and then you stop. And then if you go back to the right, you'll redoing redoing redid whereas OC shake to undo if you want unday two things you have to shut your price undo shut you again person day. Whereas the gesture and can be more continuous rollin like separate individuals things repeated. This features that we anticipate in the context of I was thirteen based on what ki- rainbows found and reported and through sourcing and everything so it isn't a non shit isn't official yet. But the core things that we expect to come to I thirteen when is announced and June. So yeah, and this stuff is in development like based on Rambo's talked to me about how each found this stuff. And I think it's definitely in development. But obviously, they can decide not to announce stuff post foul can announce things and not actually release them. So they can definitely work on things and not announce them. Level back. Another thing. I wanna highlight is again to the pet. Everyone who's complains about the safari browser being like a mobile version on the on the ipad competitive what you can use a MAG. Yeah. And he's not really true because the MAC render the the same Savar uses get Rendra on ipad and desktop. So basically as cable there are few cases, but it contending render every single website the same. But what happens is that most websites, Stu naively? See it as an issue phone, and they give it a fun design. And then it was bad because you need goes. Massey screen and doing the findings -perience and apple added requested stop site, which kinda gets around this in some cases, it doesn't work universally. But you know, some some websites like YouTube, it definitely changes what you're saying. But you have to do that every single time, and what Rambo found hair is kind of like an automatic request stop site. So it'd be more intelligent about presenting itself to a website is a fine. On the kind of be confused as a five Immo cases. So you get a failing of it being desktop browsing. This. You did a postal on time ago. I was like all the things you can long price on Iowa to like one thing. It's like it's far can long pressed to request the desktop site. Or you can do it through the share action button. And you gotta go through and picky icon. And so that's the thing. And then some in some modes reading an article. You know, saying that if I've MAC you can in the article you can go into reader mode, which is like you maybe don't support another five MAC, but it's a it's a nice feature where you can see just the tax images of an article, and it will strip out a lot of like the Cromer on the website and social journey works on ninety five MAC like all its coz when you through, but it doesn't look on heightened page, and that's that's kind of controlled by the the browser safari detect. This is the content that show the reader button for. Yeah. Yeah. And so I think there you can do some pretty cool things like always use rear mode on this site. The tricky thing there is then you're like, you lose navigation like you've got to kind of rely on like swiping backwards to the homepage and to get where you want to go and you can't like click through to more stuff. So it can be tricky that we're like if you're on a site, and then you always use reader mode. They give you the option to always easier mood. And so that same thing on IOS would be like if you always request. It us up site. Then just like force that setting mix so much sense. Claimed Email from someone to creek federated where he seemed to take on the question of why isn't you to working on the ipad? It's this big thirteen inch screen and keep showing me this phone version of the website, always at the change it and the way he put it was like, well, we share what the devices so you two should know that it's not just IRS at is also a screen size of this. You know, and they make seven based on the opening says they have to and so the Email like Google's fault. But in this case if they've got the power to fix that. Then then why not so basically the request desktop site stops reporting is an ipad reports more of a MAC. This is device with this scream resolution stuff to try and stop peop-. Basically, the ipad the ipad tells the website everything needs to provide a a very ipad specific layout. But most of them just do it lately and always Iowa. So it's a phone. Request overrides the Defoe like context and pretend to be something that isn't to to make the website, essentially, which is what works on some websites and others. Yeah. Everything is fine. And it works on the MAC is Louie and book. Unless they change or something, but you got fun book, and you can go there and like install funds. So that you get from the web or wherever and they're available throughout your system as options to use like text editor. Graphic zap? You don't really have that on I west. But there is a process for insulin. Funds isn't there? Yeah. So that's one of the change and our team from what we believe now. Yes. In Irish today an app, cancel installing custom phone, and if you are enterprise deployment, you can get like one of those special price falls the profile. You can get an enterprise profile includes a phone like is a bit random, but you can do it. So that's the car state is quite see they use an enterprise profile or on that basis. You in students phones what they're to do. 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So essentially, your ipod becomes Sonal just display. When you're on your MAC, you say put this window at least forcing lap. It does. Yeah. I don't think he's going to be like a free form seconds as a second desktop. I think is going to be you put these on the ipad elementary, an element of this is that you can use other displays for the MAC like it seems like just like not decide paths like other displays there'll be some change how that works too. And you can already put up split your MAC and have it was like a second display or you can full screen out on the second display. But it sounds like this would be like a new new option within the tow bar of of the window where you can say like I wanna full screen this app, but not on my desktop. I wanted to go over here this other desktop screen monitor or a nearby in active ipad, and it sounds like some it's like engine like how full screen apps work and secondary displays work, and how airplay works was you can treat an apple TV. Like a second display in that case. I think it's like a full of running display destroy, Leslie, and this it'll probably be like you kind of airplane app over to bad at bat basis in full screen mode. Yeah. Because it's still interesting. Oh, yeah. I think I think it's clever the name side. Call kind of implies always complimentary using your truck, you'll MAC, and then you want to something you wanna put some reference you found this out insofar use want to put it on your ipad. While you go for it. And you put it on your ipad or you're working on like a pick my project, and you wanna go for lunch. But you want to show your co workers what you're doing. You just send not to the ipad, then walk off. And then come back and carry on. Maybe you zoom it back up to the macro. You just a little bit on the pad or like, it's it's kind of like an ad hoc sent make these window. No, my max screen. Let me tell you my fingers. Yeah. And the thing that you can do there's no touch on the MAC best stubbornly been that they've not done. And there is such an Iowa is the foundation of interacting with us. And you do have pencils on a lot of ipads now. So it would be. Times where you would you know? I remember my earliest competed memories are like in the nineties of doing MS paint on windows, Microsoft paint. And that's you know, as a young child. It's like that's the best way to get from me with the system is being creative drawing vase of drawing up and then go from there, and you can see like economize like. Do something somewhere like with the ipad on a MAC like your grand MAC app. But you're drawing on the ipad of the pencil, and it's all one system, you know, and it's a nice idea. And I think this is kind of rumored like if years ago like Mark Gherman report that mentioned extending the ipad utility from the MAC by using the ipad as an input device. So the the time he compared it to like make in the ipad. A welcome top LA, essentially, an yeah, you could definitely see the power that was to Rambo's Boeing, right? And they've had continuity features where you can, you know, do work on one device and bring into the other by proximity. You can that you're nearby. You can click click napb icon on your doc or or somewhere and it easily accessible to to keep working somewhere else. And also includes like the keyboard or universal clipboard between devices like those are on teacher, this kind of fishing camping. Thanks, like your family devices, they work together and the unique way. So it's it's cool. Right. And it's interesting that this was so far back, but it's like now actually ship so. Yeah. And as much as you know, we I hate MAs pants on the MAG. Yes. If you if you over to the ipad screen. Will basically be an ipad up or they probably still have some light because it's not writing naively even the video. But at least in terms of finger metrics, and sizing it should sing on the ipad screen, if you'll flicking the news or any of the other upcoming non patent applications. So there's definitely like a symbolic relationship though. Whereas. Interesting. Like the thing I think I'm think no visit. So why of whilst the IRS thirteen makes the ipad like a productivity device on his own? It's also a way of if you're Immaculata you can get extra benefit by having an ipad. Even if you're doing most your work on the MAC, you can bring the ipad into your workflow at mall right now. You know, I've had that kind of doing this with pipes and the experience isn't perfect because you have to rearrange the desktop, and this is like a very streamlined athlete of feature. It's like we can help people. Interact with the specific different way. We don't want to bring the crime we'd have to worry about bringing like the the whole menu bar and the dole and everything over and wire about the desktop on the ipad over that we'd Mirroring we can just focus but one app full screen on the ipad. Is kind of light. You can just use it and go away to any resume back to where it was on the MAC window originally, you can just jump in. And now you can use occasionally or you can use it, you know, mostly statically kind of thinking. There's a. Like safe, I was working on a pages document. And then I actually wanted to raid the document. Well, I could read it my laptop screen or I could just shoot it to my pet screen and just chill out there for a bit. And then she back in Cairo knitting it like the is kind of like a complimentary like second display sort of arrangement. And I think who knows that most people that have max have ipads as well. So it just kind of extending it reminds me a lot of the continent. You camera feature. They I didn't lost you, which is you don't use often can occasionally come in handy when you're scamming something I was going to mention that. Because it's also there are million ways to do the same thing on on so many things on the MAC and Iowa where with concentrated cameras good example because you can already like take a picture on your iphone or ipad, airdrop, it really quickly to the MAC, and like put it where you wanted to go or use photos and took a picture, and like within seconds sings to the max, Jack outfit does and you put it there, and what they would cut the camera is if you're in the pay. Ages document, for example, on the MAC you secondary click, and you get a sudden menu, and you say insert photo or video or whatever. And then you from my phone, and then you pick up your iphone oriented camera like it's not necessary. But it takes away a few steps. And if you know what the feature, then it's they're more efficient for it. And you probably don't rely on all the time like, but but it is a nice feature. And so this is someone of that. It's like there are other ways you can only do this. But this this makes it part of the system, and maybe it's more limited than other solutions. Maybe it has features that others can't have. But it sin that same theme of like making all the devices work together neatly. Yeah. And I think a good example like say even have ipad versions, sometimes you just wanna be using the full experience in the MAC, but you just want to refine something you want to consume something differently. And then just relax for a bit. Like, if you're doing a blog post right blow post in safari on the MAC it comes to lunch time. I want to grab some lunch. But I'm not want to re copied it my while Amine lunch. So I just press one Zimet to my pet screen got into the kitchen. Leave my MAC the desk Chit out on the ipad reading mile coup. I've just read while making food, and maybe I do edit or two, and then I come back to the MAC and ages restores the state right back to the maximum. I can carry on like it's one of those interjecting conveniences, and if they are, and that's what you really find. Like, you wanna be oh, you wanna do MAC plus ipad full-time, then you can invest in buying ipad, stands and stuff and really go full throw with it. But I think he's a Kufa suddenly something like like a windows, computer. He's definitely taking von Zhou of the ecosystem impact, right? Yes. That's kind of missing mall of this is that whenever you do remote solutions from the MAC to the ipad. Like, if using a great athlete screens, you can remotely control what's happening on your MAC. But you even if you're doing like MAC to Matt communication. You can't hear what like you play audio from the remote Matt and hear it on on your MAC or ipad. It's all visual, and it's not audio and there's no evidence that like this will include audio as well. But if apple ever takes that level, where the I pads cameras and speakers and the source max like audio output, then you know. You know, kind of like constantly cameras. At least like you got access to remote camera on the MAC nearby. If they do the same thing with audio like you can play something from the MAC, and it comes to the ipad speakers, these that you don't get yet from other solutions or say another MAC speakers don't have that yet. So there's there's room for things that apple deer that others haven't done. You can't do the limitations. Then the other changes is about what window management, basically like arrangement. Yeah. We know snapping on the on windows, if you drag on windows windows, marks of windows. Yes. If you drag a window to the side of the screen, it kinda shows an outline of fifty percent of that window in a line. And if you let go it was recess the window to fill off the screen on that side of the screen. If you get the topic does the same core on the tall. If you drag it to the ball, it doesn't court when the bomb if drag it to the Konate does like the rectangle in the ankle. The MAC has nothing that does that they have split view, which but to do that you're going to the separate context of having to full screen apps in a split view. But if you just want to quickly Reese is a window on your desktop to be a skinny Cullum on the riot manually drag around and the number one in the map stole this paid has always been magnet, which has executives and there are million pice Lucians s and so I'm just through the app was going to do some implementation of this navy to the platform because I think it's one of the things on whenever I use my windows, computer. I'm like I wish I could do on the thing. I just want to resign much client to be this big. I don't wanna drag it with my hands. I just want. It's like spicy assure you just to the screen and it snaps to the edge. And then it recited they they didn't think of the recent Mac OS update where like when you you approach the edge of another window like a little pushback from it like nap some place, but they haven't gone as far as like changing the windows medically be on full screen modes. So this sounds like taking that a little bit further. And if like, you say, magnets, popular out, there other examples, those can be more powerful, and you can have like grid layouts customize what they do. And there will always be more powerful third party tool. So I think they'll be fine. But in this case is the classic apple does version or something then that's fine for a lot of people. And if you wanna do something more than that, then you can have another solution attacking the twenty situation. Okay. 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It seems like apple is working on a tag thing that you could just buy separately and put it on products on apple products. Let you just put it on your wallet. For instance, you put it on your bag. You just put it on your possessions. Kind of like the tile tags that we've seen around and the tall tags. If something gets lost an other other uses of the tile app or in nearby it comparing it can tell the original owner of the item bovi that predicates on people. Using tile apple of the advantage of nine hundred million fans in the world say if they impound every phone with this ability, the tags become a lot more useful because. Yeah, you could just any IFA nearby. I can pick you up and then oh this lost. Oh, we found this in here. And since the location back to the original order. Encrypted in private for instance, or it just makes sound and stuff. Like, I think from that perspective, it is sensible. But it does seem like a weird. Product kind of thing for again too. Minor accessory. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's weird. It's interestingly of all the Rambo reporting like this is like the most out there kind of like left field thing. And but not so weird that you just can't envision it. And imagine it like. It's almost like what if apple bought tile kinda see it like they like simple white little tags electron stuff like on your key. Ring you're like in your wallet. Stick to something. They're not an great. I don't think you to replace the whole tile after you said, but again that's like somewhat apple devices. So it's almost like apple tile without buying Tyler that just reproducing tile does in this case. And there are more than just the tile branded trackers like personal device records that have an app. Our thing. And apple is developing this and ends up shipping. It, you know, anytime, it's it's like, I agree with you. It's different. It's like you can't make report routers, but you can do this. It's very weird. I think he's a big jump to make him one year. So maybe the tile like hardware thing is in development and prototype stages. And they're going to roll out something more constrained this time around maybe just renamed the unify on my friends if I could find and then add lost mode detection to for instance, an apple watch. Right. So if you leave your watch somewhere, and it doesn't need internet to be out of paying, but you could just talk to another iphone use of funds things, and it goes back to the souls or like your airports case, for instance, like keep it in the in the apple family at first. And then if they're close damone then expanded to an actual separate line down the road says it should be thing to solve this. Because it's like if I've seen people say that they want to learn. On their apple watch. If they're I phone goes out of range. Not just like an indicator in control center as an option like that could be appealing. If you always have your iphone on you. But if you ever wanna leave your iphone behind, you know, then it's got to be that you always get an alert if someone steals it or if you leave it in the car to go to the gym. So in the same thing with trackers. Could you put a physical tracker on your airports case because air pods throw laws, it's really hard to detract on the case like because it can make sound and its like the weakest link and the find my devices camp because if it's dead, it's dead. If it's off line. It's you know, it's like the last paired location and says really obscure is hard to benefit from that feature. But if you had an alert for every time, you gotta range, then you always have to take it with you and that works for things like car keys in your wallet. Maybe but it's a challenge. There's no one setting that. You would have for always bother me if I'm out of range of all these things. So it sounds like a simple fake chip it when you actually think about is so much like saute and complexity and a million different configuration options would have to provide to annoy about it. Right. But I guess if you air pods cases out of range of all your devices, but it's in range of someone else's device able to anonymously share the locations of then that would be practical. But it is challenging though, the weirdest thing is just like apple selling new hardware that does this thing that you can do other things and it's not like a big business for them. Really is just like a hardware to drive a feature on like what what what were they envision you putting in her on? But unless it's a service Ray these areas is what it would be. Was going to say this is the same year that was doing a credit card. So it's not that not that bizarre. So nine ninety nine a month. And you get one tall every two months or something. I mean, essentially, that's the way that the tile tile hardware work. 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And our thanks to you for checking out why things and supporting the show. The next vicxtory this week. So we've wrapped up the Rambo leak, so far I think there will be more more after the shows out. There will be more for we can talk about next week eight exactly we can see them in the queue just not on the site yet. The next thing is is this big story between apple and Qualcomm that I think Penn is always what is the first story of the saga. I think it's January twenty seventeen is the FTC. Accuses Qualcomm of. Monopolistic practices, and they think that the charging apple high fees for their modem chips because they can in that there's just not enough competition. So that abusing that relationship specifically for standards essential patents. So you can make a four g modem or five G modem without doing this thing which infringes on cool combat Crookham Patten's about other stuff are completely off by the the point with standard central pines. They're supposed to be licensed for Lyon reasonable costs. And. So there was an F T C complaint against Qualcomm that sort of favored apple and then Saint after that apple sued Qualcomm for one billion dollars in what they said was like overcharging apple fees part of their dream. I guess, but like they felt their overcharged fees. The royalty fees that they're paying to call calm. And they thought that needed to be changed, and they were out some money there. And there's a whole arrangement where apple and their suppliers were paying Qualcomm. And so apple says suppliers. Stop paying Qualcomm apples, paying Qualcomm and suppliers of apples up paying Qualcomm and start like for several months. There were stories of Qualcomm and missing out on billions of dollars. Like, I think the last number. We had was like seven billion dollars. And there was like there were counter suits where Qualcomm apple and Qualcomm got iphones banned in China in Germany throughout Europe, and like usually older models of phones that use Qualcomm modem ships. But then there are new iphones that use Intel in this whole thing was just like. There was always talk of from Qualcomm, CEO, we would be happy to settle this. And Tim cook is like we're nowhere closest we're not gonna do that. And there was a trial in January. There was a second trial happening this week where on Monday, there was jury selection and today there was like opening statements, and they are making like analogies to KFC and like the secret recipe for chicken, and and all of that we just wrap it up after two years, really. And then there was this CNBC report that was just just a headline in like no detail that was sources say the two companies are have settled and then moments later there was. Group press release from apple and Qualcomm, saying yes, we've dropped a litigation worldwide settled there's a payment from apples to Qualcomm. And then they've got a six year agreement to work together with an option to extend it two years or so and then the whole announcement. And that's it under supply agreement for chip so licensed in his six years and more year. Chip supply. So yeah, stealing Qualcomm to saying we're we're committed to stay in business together. And then then there's like that's the whole like Apple's mission statement at the bottom eighty four x et cetera. And then there's like a much longer statement from Qualcomm, which the bulk of the press release and includes a mention of five G, which is like probably the whole heart of the story. But they say like something like, you know, leading and five G or something and these these classification, which is I don't think is really a word. But but that's it. It's like the whole thing is over. There's nothing more. That's going to happen in court around the world as similar to. Like the Samsung trials happened. But eventually there was just like totally done wrapped up right now. The Cole come thing is is done. Now. That's all there is to it. And then hours later well shortly after that there was a report from the guy that was like, I think acknowledged that the. The litigation was dropped. But then it was like there was like an our sources say that apple will now use Qualcomm in twenty twenty five chips. And I was like that's the rumor, but then you also had out there. Like this this week's long months-long reporting that apple was going to allow an Intel for five G chips as soon as twenty twenty maybe they weren't doing so hot. So then they might be like twenty twenty one thing which was kind of concerning, but also like five markets aren't really live. Yeah. There are select few in the US. But they're not, you know, they haven't penetrated yet. Yeah. No, no, one was expecting to do a fi this year because it's so nice queue soon unless you unless in the context of keeping your iphone for several years in actually would be useful like in the years after that. This twenty thousand nine fall wouldn't be terrible because you can actually find t markets in the US globally. Yeah. Barely. But like there are some and it's not just like major cities they have test market. So but then like next year next year's iphone twenty twenty. It's like next like fall winter. So it's it's by then I think five you'll be more valuable in the us twenty twenty one really pushing it none to mention competition from Android phones, adopting five G either way too soon or on time. But then like twenty twenty felt like the perfect apple playbook of Reno. We're not jumping saying mmediately felt like long. Yeah. It's just like four G, exactly. And then but twenty twenty one would be follow too. I feel like especially the twenty one is practically twenty twenty two when it comes to. You know, 'cause it means September beyond. And then like hours later Intel had an announcement that they are leaving the five G market before they even enter it. And they see no path way to profitability, and they don't they can they can make that a business. They're going to look at their existing four g Mark modem chip business for phones and computers. And as in like saying, we might exit that too. And they say we're going to fill current commitments. You know, but tells got a new CEO like as a recently, and it's it's all kind of cabinet at one time. But it does seem like Intel is who apple was going to rely on for five G chips for the iphone, and it wasn't all roses there, and they had this big power play of like suing Qualcomm over two years ago before five you is like really here yet. But you could imagine how it was going to go in two years. And then they don't think apple really one on this one. I think they. Had to caped the reality. And in the end of the day. The consumer is who wins because now we'll have the best modems in our iphones for cellular in. We'll have faster ones than we might have had. Yeah. Apple definitely row time head like when I started this whole a so COCOM they clearly saw in tower that backstop like while while the while the loss goes on we can choose Intel modems that eighty five percent is good as ones, but w right? And then as times Paul's they've lost faith in into the belly to deliver a five him on a timely basis and probably about now is when they have to start like finalizing designs for next year's iphone. So they running out time if they need to if they won't five next year, and it seems like in might provide it, well, no one else who provide either because Caughlin spice legal monopoly on the moment. So they need to sell like run out of time. So I mean there was a period between the litigation dropping in the settled. To say an Intel's announcement that you would think well now apple is gonna see provider. So they can have better rates. They can they can do five G whenever you know, whenever Intel's ready, and then they can include Qualcomm as an option, and they can negotiate better rates because they've got to providers, and they're not rely on just one so things go south. They've got a backup plan well offer long because now there's one provider. It's in Qualcomm who they were fighting for. Just gone from one hundred percent exclusively of Intel for the last three generations to now for the foreseeable each having exclusivity on cocoa five G chips because there is no compare. Anyway, we don't know what the payment from apple to Qualcomm was the last figure that said was owed seven billion dollars that doesn't seem like the kind of payment that you could like hide like obscure somewhere surely have to come home to find financial statement. Right. If it's that large on either apples or Qualcomm it'll show up somewhere, but they disclose it. At least. We don't know what it is. But it doesn't seem like Qualcomm kind of bad like maybe apple has managed negotiate rates down from their original complaint two years ago, and even in that interim period COCOM actually reduced that they basically a cap on before it will be uncapped and just be like five percent of of the device price. And then they introduced a cat where it was like five hundred dollars so anything five hundred dollars to pay anymore. So you essentially get cap on on each on. And I used to pay or come seven dollars fifty device. So maybe they've negotiated imaginary. It wasn't like completely nothing. Right. But it clearly didn't go like apple that was like a week ago where back in when was originally goes in the comb Deo the original one cook said Heathrow APO deserved one. He's quo comb deserve one dollar fifty. And they ended up paying seven dollars fifty. Right. Yeah. I think it's pretty clear. The CoCo is not getting getting more than one dollars. Fifty. Maybe apple has negotiate at racin the situation two years ago. But it definitely isn't the point where it would have been if the lawsuit had had finished going athletes favor and Intel sees that they've got no business future. I think CEO change based on like this year like having some relationship with an employee, and so the CEO is like forced Al, basically. And then there was this big long search for new CEO. And then they they couldn't find someone. So then the guy's name is Bob swan. And there was an interview he was like I'm not interested in the job in the next week. He had the job. So it's like, it's a whole. It's a whole like unplanned situation with with Intel's leadership anyway, but you could see another person who was like, you know, maybe like operations before. So. Now, I've got to make new decisions about running the company, and we really don't see a reason to just make five G tips for apple. We're not doing great, isn't that? We're not good at this. This is not what we're in business to do. It's a side project. And so. I mean, that's that's kind of an open secret in the into never really made much money on his deal with apple today like at one hundred six and they were like breaking even on that side of the business right basically Intel into modems because they wanted to diversify. Why you from CPU design and actually make their chips and by looking at future where they're not really on Intel for that either. Like, yeah. And they basically found a deal with apple wet. They could guarantee that their production. Facilities will be fully stocked. And basically only serve apple the apple was a hard bargain customers basically negotia into goal these millions of millions to produce there say making nine on each one. So they were basically invest giving up the the deal at the moment. So they could build out infrastructure to go. Heavier down the road. Yeah. Think today they've basically made very though money on Apple's chips and with five G clearly struggling. Decided to bio and you could see an alternative route. We're apple like if intelligent interested in this business that could sell it to happen. Maybe maybe that's hard to do movies hard to deal or you know, it's like here's what we've been working on Intel pop the potentially could be sold off to. Yeah. Yeah. Because the other even now the call come like, it's just it's it's a multi year deal, but it's not like forever, and you could still see apple wanting to make the Rhone modem chips like in house. And control that not be relying on a partner for that. And there's rumors that they're designing one of the right, right? And so. This seems like a band aid right now, you know? But even if even if they use Qualcomm for a long long time like I phone, but they made their own for watch or some other where Bill because they chief some miniaturization that you don't get otherwise without like, the super tight integration chat than than than maybe, you know, like a history historical road bump, and but it doesn't mean much the feature. They don't need that business. They can do their own thing. Anyway, even if the apple modem was ready to go. They'd still need a license agreement comb for the standard essential pans because the whole point is you couldn't make them work without infringing on those take right? They still need the license agreement, but they wouldn't necessarily need chips apply. Clearly amp was my project is under under way. But it's not going to be done for three years or so by the time that the current chip supply agreement runs out, I she map what we ready to take out the plate with one of their own design. But even though still need the licensing agreement to be in place. Which is the six years with the option to extend off the tune stuff. So they go a longer time line on now. Yeah. Frankly as a consumer those customer of iphones. I feel good about this. And for the reason of a McKay with no five from this year. I think we're last year even like someone who buys iphones regularly. If you want to buy twenty seventeen and like have it have the best features like twenty twenty then that's just not how I guess tech works. But. But if you went by like an iphone next year in twenty twenty like this fall, you might expect five if you're looking at all the ended five G as today. So kind of like it's not mandatory by any means. There are versions of like Samsung phones that are going to have five G they're announce, but they're they're like alternatives to existing phones. Upgrade options right on the night on the base nodoze. Yes. Like upgrade options and the feature but before the next year's phones are out. So I think I think by this fall will start to approach that feeling of like I haven't had five G. But at least the rumor of when it will five G, and we'll we'll be kind of like rely on that rumor to feel good about the situation. But if it was like new five G this year or next year. We know about the next year the new Phil like the situation, but way worse like with t- with Ford. True four g you you could look at Android phone that supported for G L T, but they were really bad a better life like they were they had to digger by necessity like thicker phones with bigger batteries like the. HTC thunderbolt was like what are the first ones the first ones, and it was a tourist bad like staying alive and. So, you know, so so there's like a built in time of like getting it, right? Getting polished technology actually, coming to maturity appleaday set. Right. Even if the networks are alive, but I definitely feel good about like feeling coffin and telling other people like when you come to die phone, bingo, say twenty twenty and know that it's Qualcomm behind it versus saying, maybe twenty twenty maybe twenty twenty one we're kind of waiting for Intel to see if they can make it. It feels much better known than that. It's going to be someone who this is their core business and not, you know, an experiment in June the iphone seven period APPA was juicing from CoCo Montoya because they were just starting to face Crookham out. Yeah. Everyone wanted the COCOM version because it was performed. It's not like apples made a settlement with someone for various product like comes DO enforced hand for a reason right now, they're offering the best and at least the iphone back on that train. All right. Let's talk about lighter. What's what's the story with apple and this week? Yeah. This is fun. Again. The apricot project continues to trek homewards in an unclear whether Apple's actually making a call whether it just making the software just making a platform for other ones to license is unclear state. But this report this week said that apple is talking with light supplies in light of the kind of light base radar system that you see on like the apple maps caused that guy. Ran and take pictures of everything. Is that are like spinning around on top of these. Yeah. Yeah. Apple is apparently torito's in talks with existing makers to design a consumable for future. Call and simultaneously working on designing house. And basically when ships say apple Dell ship self driving car, they don't want. They know people aren't going to buy one has these sticky out white base of plastic entertaining around the saving, right? The current systems are very light industrial and ugly. Yes. Expensive, not pretty. Yeah. And expensive, by the way. Those those units can cost like sixty thousand dollars one hundred thousand dollars just on tenable for more than the card on either. Yeah. Yeah. And tesla doesn't use late all that caused issues. Normal cameras at the moment, partly because of the price problem. Well, apple suppose, he wants to here is the dream situation is make make lighter system is smaller sleeker and cheaper. Basically, they want a lighter system that doesn't have to poke out the ceiling the rig. Integrate into the lines of the vehicle, and this is this is a Reuters exclusive, right? Like reports this so it's not a Chinese rumor, it's not, you know, supply chain stuff, but it's a Reuters report. So it's it's probably in the form of like in RND project with an apple so. Reliable sourcing. But who knows if it'll every day it's like a step beyond patent filing. I think. Yeah. And it does say the apple has extremely high demands. In looking for a revolution. Designed basically not happy with anything that the existing manufacturers offer them today. It sounds like they want to kind of make a later system using the same fabrication is they make the chips like semiconductors kind of five which should bring the price down from the tens of thousands of dollars for like SABA thousand. Yeah. Andrew say, they know smaller and bell. But again, this even if they all like going ahead with us. It's still years away. Are you ready to when they're ready to say, yes? I'm just I'm so sorry charging Matt. So it's hard for me to take our indeed stuff, you know, associates ly-, the I mean, the apricot project is definitely picked up steam again ever since they hide duck fail guy from Taza loss Jit, and and they had the hiring ex apple employed. Doug village. Yahoo stand it has. And then he came back, and then they hide in March someone from tesla who worked on the electric drive train. Right. So it does seem that was back in the hallway game on the apple project time front. At least based on these pools. Yeah, I just ended up being twenty fifteen or so being on a flight to. California for some event and reading a breaking news on I think Wall Street Journal, and then it was like they're running on CNBC on the TV screen on a plane and it was like apple cart twenty twenty. It was like apple targeting twenty twenty for the car, and you know, five years out for six years. It's like, okay, I could see that like based on all the rumors lately like the group around it. And then we're getting close at twenty twenty now, and we're still kind of somewhere both like what is this for our anything? Yeah. And you know, the story oversleep went in twenty seventeen shut down. They told her the paper to go away. And then I still Thomas driving alone. Thomas driving side of it is still going to be like Hilo mask is. He said they have self-driving foods have driving out by the. Yeah. You leave regard. And it goes, and drives people around for you and makes you money. And then you Jakarta comes back to you. Yeah. Yeah. And I'm sure that'll happen eventually, but it's definitely happening on the times. Go say spun time, they they they work in on the definitely an ARA deep project in every sense of the world, something simpler that you can use today is that Sona smart speakers now work with apple music with voice control from Amazon. Alexa. So for the first time, you can kind of treat your Sonos one and some of beam smart speakers like a home pied where you use voice control to not only play in pas music and change the volume, but also say what you want it to play, but you're not using series. Alexa, and the thing this is Sarah has supported apple music since like twenty fifteen December and then echoes supported apple music echo since December twenty eighteen so there's a three year period there between. A couple years ago or last year also got voice control through Alexes part of this one beam. But you could've you all the things together. There was this limitation of like that needs more integration than than what they've got. Well, as of today, you can you can now do all the things on the phone as one being speakers, you can use Alexa to ask. It of play stations artists in your library beats one thing not just play pause change volume or what it worked with before. Which is Spotify other services like that? So good news from Spotify. And guess there was only four month period of exclusively for echo over with and so compatible. So it really is important now, I mean, it's like a home pod. But with a different voices that can other things to more more things to. It's just so funny that that exists now when I still think of the original Schiller slide when introduced I the echo and the Sino-US because it was it was it was tall. Cylinder echo that. That was that's more speaker. And it was the Sonos one Sonos play one. That was not a voice assistant speaker. It was just wireless sticker multi rooms, and it was like home pie. They can do those two things one speaker. And now you've got like literally like the next version of one of those that can do all those things featuring apple music. I get it. We've talked about this before when he came to the continuation of that. But it's still funny to think about yeah. Yeah. So that's the thing that you can do now. And then also you can do all the things that that that Alexa can do. And the only thing is like there are some features that echo will get through Alexa, from Amazon that you don't get on senators one immediately. Like, I think the intercom feature where you make an announcement to your whole home of echoes that didn't work for Sonos for a while. I think it does now like drop in. We you say. Audio call this specific speaker in this room or this person's home, if it's like family that wasn't available incentives at first, and I think now it is I think they're caught up on what you can do. But then of course, like Amazon is adding new things to echo that then come later too. So it's like, it's like the best echo speaker audio quality and everything it gets features months later, and they require a chime noise ding, every time you interact with it. Whereas the echoes in home pie don't do that. They just rely on the light has delight to. But I think the light is the Mike is active and listening for the buzzwords, but it's not listening to you. And so they rely on a noise and said of a lineup fact, and that's kind of really annoying. So, but but it's for the sake of privacy. And it's just it's just the drawback of using Sonos with Alexa, let's wrap up with an iphone rumors. So tell me about the iphone eight this is another kind of Joaquin Ray Metropole, how the idea is to opera will introduce a new version a new four point seven dry phone in early twenty twenty. And it looked like a knife. I have one hundred twenty gigs of storage and thirteen chips the latest chip, but it would be I sized and seemingly retain the forehead and chain with the touch ID button. So you kind of see as finished because we're back in the new four inch fun. But if you actually think about it like the forehead and chin is about the same size of the town. I ten fucker. Anyway, is no actually Donald very small. So I was just Schieffer presuming this this remarries accurate is surprise play and probably for Budgie Malkhas like India and stuff like that with the higher end fans to expensive. They can bring a new motives the pill to people people and a lot of people and the whole like oh, a new iphone today. They just introduced an ipad air, and then I had many with the again, so. They clearly had no rush to make a extinct. We think I today to something like the fast stuff. So. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, if you put a newer, chip and MC maybe changed the camera even better single camera then base, perfectly fine. You're not getting you're not gonna fill like the people that want to small phone, but. You hit a price point which woods. That was probably what was most popular about the and success is not that it's tiny. I think some people like tiny and for some people. It was kind of a drawback, you know. I mean, if you're making like pros and cons list. I think for more people as drawback that it's smaller than anything else. So, but yeah, hang a price point. If you what was the rumor six fifty or so it's like the old on price. It's it's not surprising thing at least. Yeah. And if you think of is like the equivalent of the iphone the ipad air, but for the sign, right like note, the latest and greatest, but modern spec Monin specs out to design cheaper price point. And I think now based on what they can kind of assume that they do this like a one off thing for a little while. And then maybe they just continue. Maybe they updated in two or three years with a bump of the chip. But it seems like these are like not planned update every year kind of things. But just like now we see a need for this. And let's make that you know, the only thing I'd dispeat-. Here's the six fifty prices, probably wrong. I she is going to hype in that. Because like the ten hours seven fifty the moment. Yeah. And SE think. Three fifty. Yeah. I mean, it was around four hundred dollars which was then six fifty phones where the time. So if even if you like it like four fifty or five hundred dollars, it's still a value iphone value phone, but its value iphone, so. They did like four nine nine might puffy sense to me six fifteen reliever. Yep. I agree. All right. Well, let's happy our podcast with this week. You can follow us on Twitter. 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Interview w/ Ali Spittel (part 2)
"The. How do you know that you are cut out for this job for being a software developer, it's a difficult question. And there's not a perfect answer. That's one of the many things that we discussed with today's guest alley special. This is part two of my interview with Alli. If you missed the first part, make sure you go back and listen to that before you jump in to this episode. My name's Jonathan trail. And you're listening to developer t the show exists to help driven developers. Find clarity perspective and purpose in their careers. And if this show has done that for you in any way, and I'd like to ask you for a favor just a little bit of your time to leave a review for the show on I teams in the life of a pike cast reviews, kind of the number one signal of whether or not that podcast came continued doing what it's doing. It's the best way to help other developers. Find the show and encourage them to listen, find developer t on ITN's and leave a review today. Thank you so much for taking the time de that. Now, let's jump straight into part two of my interview with Alli spittle. We've talked about the moment of uncertainty, or I guess those many moments of uncertainty for you. And I think a lot of people are listening to this. They share that. I know I certainly share that feeling of walking into my job. And wondering do I actually belong here? But I'd also love to know, what was a moment where you felt truly my Hewer exactly where you were supposed to be like the light switched on people were, you know, appreciative of the work. You're doing you felt very confident with it. Have you had a moment that you can remember and that you can share with us that felt like that honestly Sony moments with working with students. I had exactly that ceiling where something has clicked for them. And they just, you know, understand programming build some cool, and, you know, everything comes together, especially when you're students who aren't. Getting it Seaford immediately had so much more rewarding. When they do figure it out eventually in the also really cool working at a boot camp. Like seeing the successes of students after the fact and seeing how well they do that's been another really really cool moment for me C, you know, that that current prove their on as far as code goes at. I think that some of the apps that I built during my first job were really really cool in a more on like the on boarding side. Still on Dev recently built like an auto save feature for the editor for Brady while coast since that was a fun future to work on got to work with different tools than I've worked on recently exciting. It's fun to to look at those things from Canada wide lens. But also the very specific ones. Because all of our memories are, you know, they're single moments, and when we compile them altogether than we start to create these kind of larger fuzzy memories, but usually, and this is why things like reviews and feedback in single interactions can be so important somebody might remember that single interaction that you have with them for the rest of their life. It's very possible that it will stay. Down to them. A new mini of the time. Many of the moments in the history even of just this pike cast. I've received a message or something like that. And it was so meaningful to me in in the person who is ending that message probably didn't realize just how meaningful that moment would be for me. It may have been meaningful for them too. But we often underestimate I think we often made the the meaningfulness of those individual moments. So I think it's very important to to take those moments. Seriously, something I'm really passionate about I haven't document keeping track of Maya winds, so take screen shots of the really nice letter from people that, you know, sometimes they're so nice. They're like make each up. Yup. It's really cool. It makes you keep doing what you're dealing in. So yeah, I definitely keep ST John's those I keep quotes from annual reviews. Keep address notes of cool things that built all of that. I have a massive document just tracking all that. If I'm having a bad day or a really imposter syndrome flare up day than I'll go back through that. It's a great idea. I've actually heard of doing the very similar thing of keeping you basically the best thing to happen to you every day and just writing that down similar similar concept. Elliot to ask you a question ah, balance other people's influence on you have you had someone who really help to you? You know, you mentioned providing that feedback to you in this critical moments that gave you the reassurance that you needed to continue what kind of leadership or what kind of relationships along the way have you found to be most valuable because there are people who are listening to this podcast right now who are in positions of leadership, and they have the opportunity to help people who are in positions. Just like, you were you know, what what would you tell them in terms of helping people become the developer that they really have the potential become. Yes. So I think for me one of the interesting parts of microbes that I've worked flat hierarchy startups for most of my career in. So there has been some of that leadership. But then also in some ways, I've been doing a lot for myself a, but one example of this would be just like my co instructors from GI working with that so-so so much about writing code in. But then also just had a good team in Heather teach all that. So really working with them. Even though we were all on the same level was relating credible. A really really helpful experience at these these people can have a big effect on our lives in just like you said, you know, even if you're in a flat structure on there are still people who have major influence over over. What we do if you're if you're somebody who reviews code, for example, take an extra moment to notice the the good things that you're that the people are doing in the code that that they're working on. If you only provide that critical feedback it's very difficult to get that positive signal as well. So that's something that I encourage, you know, with every piece of negative feedback. We really should be leaving more than more than one to one ratio of positive feedback. If we can swing it unless that code is just truly terrible find a way to you know, to Jecht more positive feedback. That's probably my one of my biggest pieces of advice for anybody. Who's in a managerial position? That positively positively needs to be weighted more heavily than negatively when providing feedback totally Ailsa think along the same lines making sure that any criticism or things that can be improved the ways to improve or like really tangible and actual. So it's it said this is bad like, well, we can do this better in because of X Y, and we can do it that way through. You know, whatever I think that making sure that that's he back something that that person can actually improve on those how do at the end of your review is really or as well. Absolutely. I think there there's a sliding scale of absolutely horrible feedback. Which in my opinion is no feedback at all, right? That's kind of at the very worst into the scale the next take up from that would be feedback. That says you're not meeting expectations. And that's it. If that's the only piece of feedback that you get in you, don't even for example. You may not even know what the expectations are. Right. But you know, that you're not meeting them that is a pretty horrible feeling. You know, it's it's a bad emotion. And you're not really going to get somebody to be motivated out of that. And certainly not improve from it. And then all the way on the right side is what you're talking about. Ali exactly what you're saying. Which is providing very clear instruction, or at least a tangible kind of doors to open and say, maybe this is the way that you could improve that. Or maybe this is another way you can you could improve totally. I have news for you. If you are new to software development or even if you're not. You have a lot of bugs in front of you. Some of those bugs you won't ever. Even find many of them, you'll find before you ship your product. But every once in a while, you'll find a bug in production, and the problem with this is that the bug that goes to production is likely to affect your customers. And you probably won't hear about it. Until after that has happened treating your customers as a QA team is a bad idea. If you're waiting on them to report the bugs to you. Then you've already lost the game. Now, if you're smart developer, then you're already thinking, well should be catching this in my tests. I should be writing automated tests and catching these problems in my CI or catching them in my QA process. And while that's true. For a lot of bugs. It's not always true. You can't prevent every single bug because you can't predict what people are going to do with your software. On top of that. We're kind of bad at writing tests that cover every single case. So how can we solve this problem without writing a thousand tests while we come at it from a different angle. And that's what century allows you to do cinci. Let's, you know, win an error has occurred in your application, and it's into all of the information, you need to fix that air, for example, a stack trace and even the information of the commit for the code that the air is attributed to. You can get alerts in slack or an Email. This allows you to triage issues immediately before the effect your customer base, go and take out century dot I o get started today with century that century dot IO. Thanks, again, a century for sponsoring today's episode of developer t. Okay. So I went to shift gears here for a moment because you're involved with the deaf community, and that's capitol Dev Deva's in the organization, Dev, Don, t oh, but also the actual Dev community, the developer community who gathered in various forms on the internet. I'd love to know what t- wish and this is a big question. So feel free to to take the time the answer. What do you wish we could change together about the software development industry about be online communities that we develop what do you wish we could change together? Yeah. I wish it was a much safer place for from underrepresented groups attack. Actually this last Friday when we're recording. This was International Women's Day and depth to the company that I worked for this. She coded. Campaign where women tell their stories of working in tack in there. Advice for other women coming after them or in field ready and mine this year instead of actually writing out like. Like any of that? I just took screen shots of some of the harassment that I've gotten online over the last couple of months in that was a kind of. Provided it without any additional words or filler from me just just the screen shots like 'cause nobody can really debate that they're pretty concrete seeing them all next to each other like that. I think was kind of an eye opener for some people who don't have to eat that. I think that it's a problem both in person events and then also on on let spaces in. It's pretty much everywhere online. Unfortunately, like, I get some of these emails to my work Email about you guys asking me out or whatever telling me that their love was may are however sponsor for my on harassment or whatever. So let's you know, it's all over. It's not just on Reddit human that Radic be bad. It's not just on Twitter. Even that's gonna be bad. It's something that's really prevalent in a bigger issue than just one person or one place. I think that seem issues pretty. Evelyn in person events as well. And I know that it's not just me. This is happening to people all over the place. It's not just having to women. It's happening to other underrepresented people. It's happening to like everybody who. Kind of visible on online in this the industry. So that's something that I think we could really really work together to improve as an industry. I agree. I think it starts. Well. This is a place where I feel very uncomfortable. Talking. Partially because. I feel like part of the problem is the need for the well represented group to express too much. And I think that it produces this atmosphere where the under represented group, whoever it is they feel Mike they are only barely getting chance. There are people who saw your post who had no idea that you're facing that and for you. It's just another day. Right. Would you agree with that yet? Hopefully. Yeah, it's definitely way more probably than I think people realize, and I think that people may be no that's happening. But then aren't really confronted with it in the way that the people who are dealing with arms. That's really why without coast together, which just like this really tangible explicit representations of you know, like what these messages actually are. So that's kind of wired in the, you know. Yeah. That's the that's the main reason I think it's important to share those stories, but I also want to say that a lot of those posts that other women wrote were so awesome in really had great advice for moving forward as underrepresented person working in this industry. Yeah. Absolutely at I, you know, I this is probably of all of the topics that have talked about on developer t I try to maintain the sense that I am fairly confident in what I'm saying. But this is one area where very quickly lose confidence in what I had to say. Because I just can't totally understand because I'm not in that. I'm not in one of those groups and other people who are not a part of an underrepresented group like myself to to try to listen as much as possible like open open up and listen as much as you can without a predisposition to whatever's being discussed, right? And this is edging on a political discussion we want avoid that on the show generally speaking because there's so many political opinions. Different political opinions. But I I want to make sure that the people who listen to this show understand that, you know, having self awareness developing self awareness about your own privilege is not just something that is good for society. It's not a political statement. This is something that's critical to your career. It's critical to the careers of your of your co workers right in it's critical that we do this together because develops diversity in software development. And we know imperiously not just you know, as an opinion, we know this empirical that diverse teams produce better output. Yeah. Definitely socia-. So important to think about the Diversey in users when you're creating a product, for example, anything your team, isn't diverged. It's not producing. Products or applications for a diverse clientele said think that's a really really important thing in there. Again, so many studies on this in you know, it's so important for of people's careers. Their lives like career is a huge part of your life. But even outside that the thoughts going through your mind in the things that you're fixated on all that that tends to go back to the what you're going through the day at that job. So it's really important that thinking about these things like when flip comments use slipping comment, but it can really impact somebody else's feeling safety. Their ability to feel safe in your environment. Absolutely. I'd love to know. Do you have specific advice for groups who are not you wouldn't consider under represented beyond? Obviously don't participate in the directly in the problem. Right. Hopefully that goes without saying, but do you have other advice for people who you know, they want to be a part of the solution? But they're at a loss for how to how to do that. What would you tell those people? Yes, I think it's depend from person to person how you can be ally for them for me. I like, you know, with I'm going to abate rent like, I liked to have friends that I know that I know that it's a conversation gets weird or something like that. I can go back to that integrate myself into that conversation pretty quickly to get out of whatever one. I was in previously. That's something that I have. Really helpful. It's my friends. I also really preachy people who will make my voice and my. Accomplishments heard. So, you know, there's sometimes tendency among some people to you know. Clean credit for somebody else's or you know, claim that the team that idea when they really having those allies who say, oh, well, if she was just saying that like, you know, you're you're taking credit for it now. But she was just just saying that so it's kinda her idea for stuff like that people who really put your accomplishments at the forefront is really important some of those people who've done that for me are, you know, some of my closest friends in the people that I really look up to think super super highly of as co workers. That's excellent advice. I think that's excellent advice for for people in general wind possible recognize that. The credit that you have to give to yourself you probably partially or maybe even holy can give that credit to another person. And generally speaking, that's a better route. Right. It's better for you. And it's probably better for them. Another thing would be like trying to take up relatively equal parts of space like if you feel in your dominated conversation. And there's another person that conversation that isn't speaking up as much we taking step back in axiom questions trying to bring them into that a little bit more rather than like totally dominating the conversation. I think that's another one that's very hard to do. I totally agree. In fact, I'm even self conscious about this conversation about accidentally dominating in true with any with any guest. It's a difficult thing to do something that I've actually found that works. Well is to either have an awareness of time in the conversation. So in this this is like a very practical representation of this and witness of times, maybe a running clock. But another thing that really helps is to have if you've seen those. You know conversation balls. I'm not really sure we we call them. Basically throw the ball to the person who's talking. We actually do this at clear bet we have a microphone that we pass around young are all hands meeting and the microphone picks up people's voice. And and also acts as kind of a weirdness that is long as I'm holding this. I'm the one that's taking up the space. And so it provides a little bit more of a tactical feedback to remind you. Hey, you're still talking. Yeah. That's really cool. Sometimes students will do like a B. Maybe where you're holding the baby you're talking or something like that. I think that's great. Allie. I'd love to ask you a couple more questions before we wrap up the first one is when they ask everyone when they come on the show if you had thirty seconds of advice to provide two developers. No matter what their background is. What would you tell them? I would say to get involved in the tech community. There's still much that you can learn from other developers, and they're still much do for your career by you know, Beijing connections in listening to other people's opinions and all that. So I definitely say find the tech community in yard you even online and get involved with that as soon as you can. I think that's an excellent recommendation. It's actually helped me launch my career in web development. I was very interested in design and ultimately got involved in very different online community back then but that propelled me into learning and loving learning about software development. So I think that's excellent advice. The next next question. I have for you is if we were to end the interview right now, what do you wish we would have talked about? Is there a topic that you feel like you're really passionate about that? We haven't covered yet my one that I always talk about is my new puppy Blair. She's mine. But I love to talk about her. That's awesome. I have a retriever shepherd mix. She's dark Brown come Twix colored. She is like a caramel color and a dark Brown color, and I've had her through all of the most important phases of my life. Basically in adulthood. That's awesome to hear about her for two months. Now. It's definitely changed violence a lot. I think that honestly led to a much better work life balance for someone who of tends to just were you collapse in so having her where I have to take her out give her attention. You know that kind of bounds. My work day in a way that I didn't have before she spent a really having. I have similar bounds. But now, I've moved graduated from dog to wife and child, and my wife also has a very full career. So we have some collective responsibilities that if we don't get on them right at a certain time at night, and it's it becomes really hard to play catch up, especially feeding are signed before he goes to bed. That's a that's a critical one. We can't skip that one. Yeah. That's bay say kids a whole 'nother level, I'm -solutely. Although there are a lot of similarities. Definitely remember the two month Mark with with my dog. So. Don't let anybody tell you that. It's that. It's anything that it's easier. It's just different here. She's been somewhere. She's got a lot easier too. Yeah. Yeah alley. Thank you so much for joining me on developer tease there. Anything else like to share anywhere that people can find you? And learn more about your course about your writing and about your teaching saying he so much about a lot of fun devs slash ace. Federal is my profile there. You can read all of my writing, including the course on there. Also might she cutted article which we talked a little bit about and then the others that I'm active on his Twitter. Also as federal they're excellent. Thank you so much for joining me. The huge. Thank you to Allie for joining me on today's episode and thank you for listening to this episode. Thanks again to century for making this episode possible. Head over to century dot IO to get started today in finding errors before your users. Do this episode every episode of developer t is a part of the spec network had to specked him to find other shows for designers and developers like you. 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What To Do When Things Aren't Working Out | Timely Spiritual Advice
"The Senate chaplain swirling for energy incision throughout the base of spine, to the crown of worth thousands of ancient wisdom as. Mestre to cycle. What are the functions of these energy centers, and cook, these chucked help you unlock your destiny and find your purpose? Welcome to my Senate charts. And now your host a. Didia. Gye kumar. Wasn't action, bribe this age here host and founder of my seven Jucker as the show where we provide you ancient wisdom inspiring stories and action steps that will help you transform your life. So if you are new to our show, than I want to give you a warm warm welcome and assure you, you have arrived and the right spot in factory. I've got a special something for you. Special message for you so without further ado, let us begin. I have a message for you today action, vibe, something that will instill a sense of hope a reminder of the mission that lies for you ahead. But you must trust and believe in this fully to expedience troop our of this message and sometimes it might be difficult to accept, but the truth is where you are right now is exactly where you need to be in your life, just balls on this tart for a few moments because it is hairy, you've gone through a lot in your life so far been through many challenges and difficulties experienced some sadness and cliff some regret and helplessness you faced so many obstacles that you've lost count. But you had to go through on of this to become who you are. Today and to arrive at where you are right now. It couldn't have been any other way. But if you've listened to the signs, close ni then you would know that you are not alone. You never were alone on his journey that have been helpers and guides and spirits that have been by your side, all along beings that have been chosen and nominated to guide you and teach you in this lifetime. Some of them that have been with you all your life by your side, hoping that you would notice the signs waiting for you to realize the synchronicity and making sure that opportunities gum your way. These beings are your ancestors, ascended masters shamans, healers. And sometimes other were. Worldly beings. But every one of them is year to support you and provide you the split you'll support that you will need on this journey of life. And even though you might feel like it's too late like your Gordon opportunity has passed like your too old. Maybe you feel like you're too young or out of shape or unhealthy are maybe, unskilled, or untrained. Or maybe you feel like you don't live in the right city, or don't have the right circumstances. Maybe you feel like you're not in the right country, and that your opportunities are limited or taken. It does not matter. Things can and will change in a matter of moments. Your circumstance can change in the blink of an eye in an instant this is an energetic word that is constantly. Changing and shipping and mooing and nothing is rigid or impossible change is possible. But for that to happen something within you needs to change as well. You need to change the way. You think the way you feel the way you react? And you need to slowly. But surely raise your web rations because once you do your spirit guides will pick up on this. And will send more your way to speed up your transformation. If everything around us is energy than e higher Weybridge Wibran allows for easier transmission of spiritual messages and communications. You action taker inherently a high wave 'rational being for some reason, or to, to some event or due to some experience. You have lost touch with your wife ration-, but remember, it is not too late. In fact, this is the perfect time to take one step towards the brand new multi dimensional year, but it has to begin with you. The initial step must be taken by you over the years and to messages, and emails and reviews. I've learned that I am acting as a conduit for transmitting, the messages that you need to know you could call this divine timing because it's happened so often now that action tribe is saying that they receive just the right nudges just the right messages, just the right signs at the right time. It. Is Noko incidence that you're listening to the shore right now? There are thousands of other shows that you could have possibly listened to many of them have larger studios etter equipment, and literally hundreds of people working with them. But for some reason, you chose to spend your quality time to listen to me on this show, and I believe that it is because you were born to be part of action tribe. You and me. We have a spiritual karmic connection that time Lewis and precious. And when you heard my voice for the first time it immediately brought back, a distant memory, a sense of familiarity, because it is true as tribe before, I record any of my preserves ITN into spirit and my guides and let them guide me. I do not into. Our global consciousness on action, tribe, and chewing into each and every one of you psychically this allows me to be a conduit for passing on the right messages to the right people at the right time. I don't know how this works, but it does spitted has asked me to tell you that the time has come for you to play a larger role in your life. The time has come to rise above your circumstances. It's time to play bigger in life. Let yourself be guided by the faint strings of your spirit team. It's time to look at your challenges and your circumstance in a different light, not as a permanent road block. But life lessons that will make you stronger and wiser and more resilient than it's time to surrender. Because surrender doesn't mean giving up it just means letting off the angst and the stress and the rigidity it you've collected in your shoulders in your body in your energy in anticipation of that one thing it's dime. Action try to let go and relax, your body because from a spiritual standpoint, surrendering is the most powerful thing that you can do right now because as soon as you let go, you will feel much more better, you will feel lighter, you will feel much more assured and relaxed. And this is exactly the state that you need to be in to receive all the goodness. All the abundance that is coming toward you. By surrendering. You're letting the universe. No. It your in alignment with the season -ality of the universe, and that you trust that everything is going to be alright. Once you surrender, then you need to allow for people for things for experiences and synchronicity is and ideas and thoughts and positive emotions to just flood into your life and pride. You all the abundance prosperity greatness, that is destined for you in this lifetime. Because I know that you're really close to it action tribe, but you never really find out until you take the steps that I've told you today and the final step for you action trial is to welcome your spirit guides because they'd been with you all along. But it's now time to let them know that you are all years and that you're ready for the help at all. All levels. So certain silence and made it Dacian and call onto them when you are in difficulty, and unease goal on them and ask them for a message on a sign when you're working on your Chuck Ren's, asked them to help you clear. Balance your energy centers for greater alignment, and clarity when you're writing on your journal Austin to send back messages and ideas from beyond the wheel before going to sleep asked them to come in your dreams in ward of Afam. They choose as where were they choose and give you the next steps that you will need on his magnificent multi dimensional near any ahead. So they will actually try hope you enjoy today's session, if you're going through a difficult and challenging phase and life and you'd like to discover, what might be holding you back energetically than our love to support you amp setting aside sometime this week for a few thirty minute one on one chart clarity calls during this free call you will get an opportunity to openly share your challenges difficulties and obstacles, we will you and me will define your vision and dreams will uncover what exactly is hauling your back energetically. We will analyze your checkered test results and your current jocular life cycle phase based on your birth date. And I will provide you a roadmap of transformation, that would provide you the clarity that you need in terms of what you can focus on next. 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Productivity Isn't About How Much You Get done
"One of the major shifts but the world has seen for the last thirty or so years is a shift towards desiring hyper productivity. The idea that we can do you more and continue to learn to do more with less has kind of taken over our way of thinking being about work trying to find the most productive schedule the most productive tool and seeking seeking relentlessly the growing output machine the ability to produce more and more more and more volume in today's episode. We're going to talk about a different way to think about productivity and hopefully shift your mindset to a more effective solution. My Name is Jonathan Controlling listening to developer T.. My goal on the show is still driven. VELDE's like you find clarity perspective and purpose purpose and their careers. Today's episode is going to be a short episode. We do not have a sponsor but in lieu of our sponsor time. I'd like to encourage you to go and do one of two things one if you haven't subscribed go ahead and subscribe in whatever podcasting. APP You currently use. There is a native application On Mac os now the Pike casts APP and of course all of the APPS that you have in your phone this will help you stay up to date with the latest episodes episodes of the show because we do three a week not three day d three week and we're constantly delivering these episodes so it's easy to get behind and encourage you to subscribe it and the other thing is sheared this episode with a friend. Or if you don't have anyone to share it with Lee Review. ITN's this helps spread the show. Oh beyond just you. When you find something of value and you share it with someone else you don't just add to the value kind of multiply because you get a chance to have someone in your community. Minniti that you can have a conversation with about these topics we discuss on the show. Okay so I want to talk about this idea of the endless slope this upwards hill of productivity wanting to do more and more increasing the output of a team this is the mandate mandate that so many engineering managers are given to increase the output of the team and interestingly enough humans have been able to the increase their output. We have tools that help us be more productive with their time. But I want to encourage you to take a step back and look at how how those increases in productivity actually happen those kind of climbing the hill output increases as a general rule those are increases that everyone benefits from kind of at the same time. They're increases that are not behaviorally specific there instead brought to us by some shift in the market and for the most part the productivity of an individual is not not going to drastically outpace the productivity of another individual noticed that. I didn't say that the effectiveness of one individual will not greatly outpace the effectiveness of another individual productivity in this scenario in this kind of definition Jeff Initiative is talking about the sheer volume of activity. That can be completed. The number of lines zip code for example this is a gross measurement of output and very often we wrongly believe that the gross measure measure of output is the most important measure. This is quite simply wrong and we need to be thinking differently as managers and as developers. So what should we be thinking about instead. I went to instead encourage you to think about minimizing the output minimizing the output to get to the same place. So you set out a goal as a team. Let's say you have a series of tasks a list of user stories. However you manage the work that it is that you have to do. I want you to attack that work to think about that work and process it through the lens of. What is the least amount of work necessary to get to that place. Productivity and effectiveness is not about how much you do as much as is. It is about quite simply what you do this week. I encourage you to mark as many things as you can. An off of your to do list by simply removing them deciding not to do them and instead refining that list to the things things that absolutely should be done. The highest importance items on the list. If you do this as a team you'll be focusing pissing on the most important most valuable things productivity at least from your perception will seem to soar even though. WHOA you're getting the same number of things done if the same output volume that output volume should have a high I signal to noise ratio where the signal is level of importance or value. And what you'll find as you continue to do this refinement. Payment process is things that you even originally thought were important. They seem to become less important. The more you refine the most valuable way to spend your time as a team or as an individual you'll find that the LE- The less important things tend to kind of follow away on their own. This is the picture of increasing productivity on a team. It's not about squeezing out every single ounce of energy energy that you can. It's not about optimizing your day for the longest work sessions. You can manage to live through instead. It's about removing the unnecessary. Thank you so much for listening to today's episode developer T-. Today's episode was produced by Sarah Jackson. My My name is Jonathan Cottrell. And until next time. Enjoy your tea.
The Privilege of Providing Primary Care
"Hey, everyone, obviously, I'm obsessed with podcast. I listen to them while I do everything throughout my day. And that means I go through a lot of pike cast. So I'm always looking for new recommendation. So from time to time I'm going to be sharing with you some podcasts that I think you guys would also enjoy and one of those is lady parts all one word podcast. It is about women's health. We are living in a time of trying to be more educated about our health and this podcast really talks about the science behind women's health things like enemy dresses menstrual cycles. All that stuff that used to be kinda tab to talk about. Well, now, there's a podcast for that. And it's hosted by Indra who is very sweet. And it's really well produced so you can download lady parts anywhere that you are listening to you antidotes stories in medicine. Give them a listen, give them a share. I hope you enjoy it. Hey, everyone. Welcome to another week of antidotes stories in medicine. I had made some pretty big promises with having James from the flying snake coming back this week, and I had recorded that episode, but it seems like my Amager audio editing. Skills are really not up to the task of finishing that episode. So he is gonna come back and re record with me, also as I was listening to it. I realized that we had recorded the episode on a Friday night after I had given my notice at my old job ended ended up being a little bit tumultuous, and I had had some wine, and I listen to this recording. It was like, oh, I am so annoying. I don't wanna listen to me. So you probably don't wanna listen to me. It was just kind of a mess. Oh, the really good stories, and I really want you guys to hear them. But I also don't want you to murder me. So. We're going to save that for another time. So this week is going to be a really great nurse practitioner who is doing rural primary care, and we have heard incredible stories of rural medicine from alway round the world in Australia. And now we get to hear what it's like in rural America, and it's amazing to listen to the healthcare challenges that people face in all these different cultures where in Australia insurance, isn't problem. But for us here in America insurance is such a huge deal. It is such a mountain for us to overcome and for many people we can't overcome it. But as providers, we are always fighting that fight, and Jeff is a DMP. He is a doctor of nursing practice, and he is always advocating for his patients. And he's here to talk about what he does. But I I wanted to say thank you to. To several new reviews that we have gotten on ITN's. Thank you so much. That means so much people really loved rich and mirrors episode. I really appreciate everyone that has been sharing it. I know people tend to love the EMS episodes. I am going to try and get you some more awesome guests in the future. So please keep sharing it. So more people listen and decide that they wanna talk to me too. Okay. So this week. I'm really happy to have Jeff. Hi, jeff. Welcome to the podcast. Nice to be here. Thank you. So you have been N P for a while. How long have you been practicing about seven years? I graduated from a master's program in two thousand eleven and started practicing in a rural setting and in the mid west and did both family medicine and urgent care which kind of sucked my soul away. If you do urgent care for any length of time. You get tired of saying the same things over and over again. Yeah. After that, I moved up to a metropolitan area in worked in bariatric medicine in particular for bariatric surgical center. And I was there for a few months, and then an opportunity came up to move to an independent practice state and. A jump at that opportunity and the have not left. How do you like working in the independent practice state versus a supervised role? It's very different when I was doing family practice. My Claburn physician wouldn't do certain procedures procedures that I had been trained to do. So since that provider would not do them or would not permit me to do them. So that he could do them himself than generate the revenue they work our view credit for it kinda got frozen out of doing some things on the family practice side, the collaborating physician did not believe in medically manage weight loss. He thought it was a waste of time. And so we did zero medically manage weight loss. He left it at. It's a math question. Lower the calories in increase the calories out and everything will be fine. And as we know that's not that's an over simplification the changes there. Yeah. What kind of procedures would he not do if you don't mind me asking? Well in the urgent care setting come in. I'd have a patient with out diabetes with an ingrowing toenail that the had just driven that patient crazy to the point that they decided it eight o'clock at night they needed to have the dang thing. Remove well, they come in in an honestly, it's about a fifteen minute procedure, the longest part of the procedures getting nerve block to take especially if there's any inflamed tissue in there. So I put in the nerve block when on its ought to other patients came back spent the next seven minutes getting the nail off and all done. And then this was a Saturday evening. I think and come my next shift on a Tuesday got my knuckles rapped with a ruler. As hey, you're not going to be doing that anymore and urgent care setting. I don't do that here. So you don't get to do that in the urgent care. Just send them to me. Okay. So so interesting being said that the biggest difference is that if I'm trained to do it and comfortable doing it. I can manage the disease do the procedure whether it's exhibition ISD incision during like an abscess. Yup. Exactly. I can do those without. A physician telling me, no, I don't like doing those. So we're not going to be doing them in the setting right? The Dono nurse practitioners have to work under a physician's license as collaborating physician in some states, but not all states. So sometimes we can be completely independent. We can have our own practices. We can do whatever we want within the scope of our training in license. And that's where I work now, we can do that. And I touched on this before certain physicians groups and certain physicians don't like that they think it's a liability to them. They think it is bad for patient outcomes. Even though studies have shown repeatedly that that is not the case. And it's very frustrating when you're being supervised to no, you can't do something that you know, how to do or to go and do this work and be told ozone offering chart, even though they did not see the patient or in some states, like a nurse practitioner. We'll go see a patient for an admission to a nursing home. And then a physician has to go out within forty eight hours to see that patient. Want to redo basically the admission other that doesn't count. It's like there's a lot of weird rules with physician assistants have to always be supervised by physician nurse practitioners. Don't depending on the state. So it's a very controversial subject in medicine. Well in the practice. I work now is a rural health clinic and their two physicians that I work very closely with and to physician assistants and one other nurse practitioner. If I have a question, I absolutely go and speak to my physician colleagues, and they are happy to help. It's not like anybody ever practices in the vacuum yellow. Yeah. And that's the frustrating part about the Claburn practice agreements is very limiting to patients access to care. Right. And not even so far as clever practice, if you stop and think about what we have to go through to get a patient who needs diabetic shoes CMS regulations requires that the yes required that if physician be managing the patients diabetic care in order for the patient to receive diabetic shoes. The order has to come from a physician. So you end up with patients who need supplies desperately for gonna try and help them keep their toes if they've got wounds, and they can't get them. Right. The way we do it in our practice is if it's my patient and managing their disease, and we need to address foot issues. I will collaborate with the physician in the practice and together, we will be managing the diabetic care. I'll take primary responsibility for the day to day management, and then in the documentation, and I'll and I'll speak with the physician bout what my plans are. And in the documentation explained very clearly that the diabetic plan of care has been developed and agreed upon with the Claburn physician and. That physician will also sign that chart seat. You still have some small hoops to jump through. But it makes the experience much more difficult for the patient yet, and that comes into play to things like home care orders. So a physician has assign home healthcare orders for nurses, a nurse practitioner. Cannot or physician assistant and it's so frustrating because this patient has never seen the physician in my practice. They don't like the physician where I used to work. I changed my job. They don't know who that guy is. And I can't put in the order. I have to have them. Do it for me. It's it's frustrating to get them the services they need. And I'm not sure how we're able to do it because the physician doesn't always have to see face to face to sign off on it. They don't in our case the review the chart outside the order, the physician will co-sign the order certifying that my assessment is accurate in that they agree with the patient needs. We said it onto public health or to the home health agency. And they take it from there yet you fill the face based form, but she didn't signed by the physician that says the assessment was done by a NPA under their in their practice. It is all of this bureaucratic nonsense that we have to jump through. When I did all the work initially. It's just boggles my mind, and it's it's frustrating. I think patients understand it. And they appreciate our frustration with it Alex plane that a noted a giant pain in the took us for him that they have to come back in the case of shoes to have one face to face with the physician to evaluate. If I if the physician doesn't have time to come in to the room to do the exam on the feet while the patient is already there. You're actually adding more financial burden to already burdened healthcare system. Right. Yeah. Because they have another visit on their hands that they have to deal it yet. So I'm all about independent practice. Unfortunately, it's not a federal thing. So it stay stay in everything is caught up with it. But you work in a very very very different setting than where I have ever worked. I've always worked in very urban east coast settings. What is it like, I mean, you must have a lot of lot of different challenges. You. You learn how to practice a lot of clinical medicine. Explain what you mean by that. You may be used to having a patient that comes in. You know that you need to order this test this test this test for lab work to continue with planet care. So you order the test than the patient other weights in your office, or or weights at home, and you get the results you call the patient and the patient disposition is whatever's appropriate based on those results, I may not have results for twenty four hours in which case, you're doing exactly and evaluating all those although signs and symptoms of the patient to make the decision. Yes. This person needs to be evaluated by a surgeon today, this patient can wait until tomorrow this patient needs to hit head to emergency department. So they can be transported to a tertiary care facility or more definitive care. Facility in our case. We have a loose affiliation with a state university with a medical school attached. And if we've got a extraordinarily sick patient. They've gotta go up there. We don't perform surgery in our hospital. So if a patient comes in with a suspected appendicitis our plan of care is very different will start the lab work. We'll get the C T will give them down to the emergency department. Simply so they can be transported by ambulance to tertiary facility. And some cases we'll call the ambulance in have the ambulance. Come straight char clinic in pick them up from the clinic that saves them an emergency charge and for us. It helps the clinic out because we're all build under the same tax ID number Medicare and insurance companies will pay for one date of service on that tax ID number at a twenty four hour period. Unless there is a completely separate. And distinct service, so we pay attention to our exam and learn how to trust hunches. And sometimes we're wrong. We've sent somebody on that. We didn't need to send on. But for the most part, we don't see people being under treated how far away is your major medical center, that's has surgical capabilities via normal vehicle. One hour ten minutes. We've got lifelike capability, and they can be in the air in on our pad in about thirty minutes from the time. The call goes out. Do you have a lot of Medicare and Medicaid patients? I would say probably sixty percent of our practice is a government based insurance. Whether it's Medicare Medicaid. Wow, we all have issues wherever we practice. Whether it's a rural setting urban setting with patients having financial access to care, and that is probably. The biggest challenge where I practice versus where you may practice in an urban setting have a lot more opportunities for for commercial insurance to be accessible, the income and appointment opportunities in our area are very few primarily agricultural or industrial and the insurance programs offered by these companies are often cost prohibitive. So we'll have we learned how to access the medications are services that are needed that don't cost significant amounts of money. One of my favorite sites that use with patients is needy meds dot org. It has every patient assistance program available for every medication users. The you go to the site you input. The name of the medication, and it will pull up the options for the fire. Suitable assistance. Whether they've got a co pay card all of those things in these resources to help patients another limitation on care that we have is access to specialty. We'll have outreach clinic that comes down. We have a psychiatrist that comes down. She just doubled her availability. And is now available twice a month in our facility. It may be a four month. Wait to see neurology. Nephrology? Oh my God. And so you're doing a lot of patient management between the time you recognize the need and the time they can get in. Now that being said we can kind of back door it and make a call to the facility and speak with the provider and see if they can squeeze the patient in a little bit sooner grease the wheels as it were. And in some cases, we absolutely do that. But otherwise, they're waiting for two three or four months to see a specialist. Derm specialty. We there's a clinic in the area that. Right now is taking zero new patients because they're weightless is about six months out. It's just not available, and you mentioned the jobs of the people in the area. Those are jobs that are very taxing on the body and under health. I imagine there's probably a lot of Ortho and just lifestyle induced injury illness. I'll have patients come in. That have told me what their veterinary has told them to do for an injury or an illness that I then need to care for. And you have to be careful because these are friends and neighbors, you don't really wanna step on step heart on people's toes. But I have suggested on more than one occasion that may be veterinary care and human care should stay little bit separated. You know for general injury stabilization the principles are the same. When you're talking medications. Maybe you don't want to be injected with the cows antibiotic, maybe not just just a suggestion. Oh, you get all sorts of great stories. Yeah. About what's going to work, and what's not gonna work and what somebody down the street told them, but they weren't sure that they could believe him because the something that happened ten years ago, it here everything how is the health literacy there, can you ask that a little bit more specifically because there's there's a really broad. Topic? Yeah. So do you find that patients are fairly educated when it comes to the conversations you're having about their healthcare needs. Or is this a lot of like, you know, you shouldn't be drinking this much soda, or is it this is more educated population. They're just kind of receivable or both both types. I would say in the area where I practice the high school. Graduation rate is probably somewhere between forty and seventy percent. Okay. A lot of folks don't finish high school and get a GED. And so in our training, as you know for taught to teach to the level of our patient. Yeah. And so I start with a six to seventh grade eighth grade explanation, and if they start to look bored like like, I'm speaking way below them up that. People are somewhat educated about their health. But they don't see the value. Oftentimes in preventative medicine that what we're doing today is going to help them five years. Ten years down the road using aspirin in primary prevention there is no immediate benefit to that. That benefit we've seen studies that show that benefit really doesn't come for five to ten years with routine use at the aspirin. So you're telling somebody to take a medication that sometimes irritates their stomach that they're not getting any relief from and we can tell them Esperance the miracle drug it couldn't reduce your risk for certain cancers, it reduces the risks Roque in heart attack. It helps with some platelet. In addition that doesn't mean anything to them. It's not the same thing is they came in with the bacterial infection requiring antibiotic treatment they're gonna take this pill. They're gonna take it for this. Length of time, and they will get better to value of primary prevention, I think is lost. Because this is such a I don't say an indigent community, but you have such limited access to financial resources that they guard them precious -ly when you think it in there's one grocery store in the area where I work. So you've got a bit of a food desert. Anyway, you've got major act. I don't wanna say major city, but a smaller city within forty five minutes to an hour in any direction with different access to groceries. But a lot of people that wanna make that drive or can't afford to make that drive or have to find a ride to get there. There's no there's we got a message. The other day that Uber is just now available. It's a big deal because these folks who had no no way to get to a store. Get in for care now can say, hey, get an Uber. We do a lot of home monitoring in patient reported homeowners just because you have to meet them where they are. And in your documentation, you're telling them or you're stating I would like to see this patient back in two weeks. If the patient is unable to attend the visit or find transportation than I requested that the patient call in with an update on their blood pressure or their mood. Whatever it whatever it may be you have to meet them where they are. It is such a contrast to what I do. It's it's really incredible. I work in a very very wealthy population. You said oh, financial hardships are everywhere. It's the clinic that I had been at that was not the case. No one woman will be retiring about the new shingles vaccine, and she already had the other one. When I was like, well, I'm not sure what your insurance coverage will be for this vaccine, but it's opposed to be better at preventing shingles. And better at preventing poster Pedic rouser, the nerve pain, you can get. So the CDC does recommend even though you've already been vaccinated. You should get it. However, you've already had the vaccine if it's not covered by insurance. I would say don't bother you're covered, you know, until you do get coverage. She goes, well, whatever out is Pat pocket. And I was like oh my God. Like this. That's where I work. I mean, if you say go get a blood pressure cuff and go get a gym membership. They'll go get a personal trainer. Like, it's mind boggling and there's concierge services for things because they want the best. It's crazy. It's really grieving a I have a lot of a lot of people who advised to go walk around the grocery store just because they can't afford it. Gym membership, and it's cold outside when it's zero degrees. Twenty degrees. Wendy, people don't really want to exercise outside if they want to exercise at all. And a lot of folks will say, well, I work hard at work. That's my exercise. I fall back on. Well, that's just bonus. I tell people YouTube yoga, I love YouTube yoga, you can do it for twenty minutes. You can do it in your house in your bedroom. And no one's judging you if you follow over, and it can really help with that back pain in all his other stuff. It's free. Well, and you get patients who are used to having a pill for everything that problem. We do have. In in opioids in particular have been. Beating the dead horse. It's it's in the news everywhere. But in these communities is also a source of revenue for patients. I've gotten to the point where if I have a patient who's on routine. Opioids they're going to get your drug screen every time if you're managing diabetes. Are you not going to get an eighty one c are you not gonna get a micro human every year? Are you are you not going to check their renal function? The same thing I'm monitoring the treatment that's being provided and the number of patients who get upset about. That is surprising. He and that's a whole other show. I'm going to do a show on the opioid problem having worked in addiction and then worked in EMS to it's. Yeah, it's a whole 'nother show. So any cases in particular, the kind of stuck out as being, you know, either particularly challenging or particularly rewarding in that challenging environment. It, of course, will hip a compliance. Everything has been generalized and nothing terribly specific my first day on the job at a facility in this stuck with me. I saw a patient for depression asked all the right questions. Received all the right answers. No suicidality. No cause for immediate referral to emergency psychiatric care which in and of itself is challenging. Patient discharge from the clinic to home, I came back to work cited started that this facility late in the week came back to work at the beginning of the week and the. Director of emergency services. Tapped me and asked me if I had heard about this patient and kind of cocked my head and said, no I hadn't seen anything what's going on. Well, apparently this patient head called their significant other about two hours after the visit and head made some statements that indicated that the patient was planning on harming themselves and then went through with it. Oh my God. In it stuck with me because it fell into that same realm as your show with the guys from just just some podcasts. There are there are three kinds of patients. There's the type that no matter. What you do? They're going to get better. No matter what you do. They're not gonna make it. And then the third type is the type that we have the opportunity to intervene in make their life better. I love managing diabetes. I realized that may wind me up for some psychiatric. Evaluation. But I I love the challenge. And I love personalization of care is available and many of my patient. Success stories are are centered around diabetic management patients who have never seen in a one c less than ten in six months there at goal, and it's just by changing the conversation and getting the buy in and explaining that, this is why in often I get the the responsible. Nobody's ever told me that. And it's unfortunate. We see a lot of concussions. There was one kiddo in particular who I saw for their fourth concussion and. Yeah, older teenager or younger kid or in their teenagers. Okay. And because oftentimes the only way out of their financial environments were talking cities with. Population's less than three thousand people. Yeah. I'm sure sports are huge. That's their ticket out. There's ticket to college. And you take that away in that kid is now stuck in a job where they may not be able to get any further than where their parents got. They're able to get that far at all. So being able to get somebody the help that they need and prevent further injury in particular to that child was extremely rewarding. I was proud to have a coach tell his players that they were not to come to my office for concussion evaluations because I would sit them and we would follow the protocol. We would follow state law on concussion management the best turnaround from that is their athletic trainer. Physical therapist would tell every parent. Don't listen to what he says send them here. They're gonna get the care. They need. Oh, screw that. Coach. There were there were words exchanged women wants. But it's the little things a patient who had been on opioids for I wanna say greater than ten years came back and saw me within the last six months and is completely opioid free. Wow. Feels better van have ever felt. And it's just because people kept throwing pills and the patient heard heard the discussion it got the information explaining this is what's happening to your body. This is why you feel like this. You can feel better, and it it was a long lean, but that's a huge huge. Big success plot, substance abuse, problems in our area and limited resources for care. Those heartbreaking stories where when you have a patient. Come in that starts off tell you how desperately they want to quit drinking and you're having the same conversation month in month out and there's. A meeting close. There's not a an affordable treatment center close their insurance doesn't cover treatment. It's just it's those kinds of stories are heartbreaking. Do you ever? Do anything in office like, you know, now trek zone or Campbell or virtual AA meetings or anything like that. We don't really have that ability and our office. There's also some mistrust about telemedicine in our area. They don't they're a lot of patients that don't feel like it's the receiving real care. They're just talking to some stranger on the TV that being said if when I see patients who are on high doses of opioids, they get a prescription for Narcan and our state does not require prescription to receive Narcan from pharmacy, which is great. And so we have those conversations we talk about the dangers, and what to do if your wife or your husband stops, breathing or is not responsive. This is what you need to do. It's such a the substance use in areas such a part of socialization than kinda the middle aged and young adult generations. That's their outlet. The older generation I'm finding there are fewer people that continue with alcohol use reviews, I'll hear a lot of a used to. But boy assured needed to stop interesting. There's a lot of you know, Peewit addiction in the northeast and alcohol abuse. It was funny in Iraq way that we really didn't see any men in phetamine, I'm gonna guess that there's probably a lot of meth outright. You are. There is a lot of methamphetamine out where we are. And again, we're in a unique position as nurse practitioners to meet people where they are. And I don't think that that's always the case with many physicians learning how to stop in put on the brakes and take the extra time. And of course, I'm making a generalization there, plenty of physicians who do stop do take that kind of time. Absolutely. But it's been my experience that it's more often that physician is in and out. Out and doesn't stop to talk. If I see patients with dentition problems. I don't jump out and ask hey, are you using methamphetamine because access to dental care dental insurance in our area is is scarce. Right. The I don't know what it's like where you are water is not fluorinated where we are because people are afraid of the chemicals that are being put in the water, and no mount of public education changes are seems to change the underlying mistrust. Well, it's I'm not surprised in. It's it's this thing we learn about when you go through school, and you you see a little bit in the urban areas. But it is it's not something ideal that keep saying that again, and it is something that I feel like we have created kind of as a medical community wearing the white coat. The I know more than you talking down to patients, it's a culture that the providers have created. Did just talking at the patient Hauer. How your agency not better are you eating sweets as opposed to, you know, tell me what your meal looks like tell me what your day looks like did, you know, that rice is a carbohydrate because people don't know that like things like that. And how this affects your blood sugar and how fiber plays a role, and I think you can do this in like kinda being cheerleader. All these things that the conversation that you mentioned not everyone has one of my favorite lines that I tell patients is corn and potatoes do not belong on the same plate. Is a vegetable what do you mean? And then you hear about shepherd's pie. And you just have to you just have to laugh at that point. It's cheap. It's cheap food. And that's the problem is to eat healthy costs money. And when that is a matter of if that's the difference between keeping the lights on or the heat on. They're going to go with what works best for them. Right. And meeting people where they are is a huge part of what I think we do very well as nurse practitioners. I have an earned doctorate introduce myself as Dr and my next sentences. I'm a nurse practitioner. Please call me by my first name and immediately set that stage that I am at this exact same place that they are better. I am no worse. We're in the same spot. And I think we do that as a general rule. Nurse practitioners because that's what we've been doing most of our career when we've practices, nurses, or in your case when you practice emergency medicine, we use our first names to help create an immediate bond with the patient. There's nothing that in for lack of a better term intimate about being invited to use a first name, and that puts people at ease in in such an interesting way. It does end I've had patients it always happens at the end of the visit especially like, the older generation usually is older nails. They'll say, okay, you're Christine, and your nurse practitioner. Should I still call you doctor? You're not a doctor, but and they get really uncomfortable. But should I call you miss or what like what do I call you? I wanna respect you. But Christine seems to informal on. I say, no, please, call me Christine. I want you to call me by my first name because. I'm here to help you in to be your ally in this, and we're gonna work through things together. And I want you to use my first name, and I'm gonna use your first name because I want that relationship. I want that good relationship. They feel like they're disrespecting me. Like, no, I'm a nurse practitioner. You call us by our first names. I think it's always really horrible when they do that. When patients realize that we can identify with them. It changes it changes the dialog completely. They will tell us things that they would never tell anybody else in love those moments that patients start talking this. I've never told anybody this. I can't believe I'm telling you this said, well, you're in a good spot. And then we moved from there. But it builds a level of trust that is invaluable and that patient provider relationship, you need it. 'cause how are you going to be forward? Anything else is unique about your job or just that really strikes? You about what you do that you find really rewarding the appreciation. I think the most rewarding thing for me is the appreciation that the community in patients have for the services we provide we had a reasonably dangerous coating of. Vice overnight Monday into Tuesday, I had patients that called in canceled on Tuesday morning because of the weather, and then would ask to be put back to my nurse. So they could ask my nurse. If I made it in, okay? In it made us both chuckled. But you real- it really forces you to look at the impact you have on somebody's life at how important you are to them even without being family. They tell you things that they wouldn't tell their family, and they trust us with things that they wouldn't wouldn't trust anybody else with as that old adage there to people you never lie to your doctor and your lawyer. Yeah. It's so true. I said I'm changing jobs, and I have never been so flattered as I have been. I'm not even allowed to tell people where I'm going, and they said, that's okay. I'll look you up. I'll Google you. Multiple people have said they're following me. And it's I have never been so touched in my life. Is so humbly I changed jobs in November and move to a smaller community than had been practicing before. And so far, I think I've seen about a third of my practice has has made the transition. Wow, that's huge. I keep trying to come up with funnier stories. Honestly, I I don't have. I I I was thinking of them a couple of weeks ago that oh I should talk about that. And but they're just people always want to tell stories. I don't know what it is. This is not a comedy podcast. No, it is not. I don't know. Why everyone is like, oh, I wanna tell funny stories, and I'm like have you not been listening? This is a very depressing. To finish the story about the patient that that committed suicide, and I won't say the rest of it because it's there will be too much. That's dentist. The first patient. I had seen at that clinic and called the patient called their spouse and said, I'm gonna be dead by the time you get home. And there's nothing you can do to stop it. Oh, my God in you know, you ask you ask all the questions. You you go through the arts are you actively suicidal? You have a plan. What stops you from wanting to harm yourself? You know, all this questions, you get all the right answers. And then first thing in the morning after report because we hospital rounds before clinic. Hey, did you hear about fast forward two and a half years? The very last patient. I saw that clinic was their spouse. Oh my God. That was an apparently had been struggling the whole time. Time. And that was probably the hardest. Visit I've ever had. Oh, God it just knowing that that was that was who that was. And there were there for mood shape. No. You're not you're not now, you're not. So but. It's it's just amazing. What people will put themselves through. No. You had seen day. I shared that. At the end of the visit had do you might ask do you mind? If we keep this in because other something I actually wanted to share with you after you tell the story that's very similar. How did that go? Horribly uncomfortable. The patient told me about their spouse. And once I realized who the patient's spouse was and why they were there. I understood. More about what what was going on and disclosed that I had taken care of the patient spouse. And there was just silence in you know, you talk about. Therapeutic silences, I don't know that that was therapeutic. But neither one of us really knew what to say. In after I swear it was ten minutes. But I'm sure it was about thirty seconds. The patient said, you know. That threatened over and over and over again. None of us ever thought that the patient would go through with it. Oh my God. And. Coming home and seeing that and knowing that the patient, head had an appointment and. Was sent home. I was the patient is Thomas patient said that. Dismantle how it goes the atmosphere said. I was angry with you. For a very long time. And. After having met you in senior for this. Visit for again, a mental health problem. There wasn't anything. Anybody could have done. And he. The patient. Said thank you for the time. Oh my God. Because. The patient gut in headed understanding of what the visit had to have been like because it's the it's the same format you use for mental health visits when people have depression, and it's the same type of documentation, you're asking the same questions in you are trying to reach in probe and with this person not being with their spouse at the time of the visit that was unknown quantity. Right. And it wasn't until the end of the visit that I figured out who this person was in disclose. So there this person got an unvarnished view of the care that had been provided his spouse. So yeah, it was it was very challenging. Not something I would ever want to repeat. No, I would imagine. On any level. But. That whole being confronted that being said, you have your you have your huge successes that. Child under under ten days of age that my after evaluating this is what I see this is this is what I think is going on. If you see if you see nasal flaring, if you see retractions if you see gasping at all don't come here. Call an ambulance and go to the hospital later that evening the child e compensated is I was afraid or as we know. 'cause when they dicamba sate they're fine until they're not they're really not fine and the kid did amazingly. Well, and it was just two minutes of education as a small community that were gets around, you know, one of the nicest bad problems to have as people can't get into see you for four weeks. So I just keep opening more schedule spots. When you were telling the story of of that patient. I was reminded that. So actually sorry. So on Friday was my last date is clinic I took a little bit time. I took a week off and Saturday morning. I woke up to a text message from my old office manager that patients, and I'm going to be vague a patient that I saw very regularly was involved in a murder suicide, and my patient was the victim another regular patient committed the murder, and of course, it's a family practice. So, you know, the family of the victims, and I even knew the cops that were there. And then we found out based on the news reports I had seen the the real victim. You know in my office, maybe two days before I remember. She was difficult stick and while the full bottom was trying to stick her. I was asking her trying to structure so was like what are you doing this week? What are your plans? And what are you doing? You know, just how. You talked to somebody Weller I take an extra time just to talk to her because I knew she was really scared about it and treating for infection, and she probably didn't even finish the antibiotics 'cause she was martyred, and it was like. Oh my God. What if we had given that guy better mental health treatment that did this? What about this mother? You know? And I know we couldn't have I didn't see that guy often that did it. But it's because it was a domestic violence situation. It's just like. Oh, God in primary care. You have these relationships. And when I first when I first decided that I was going to be a nurse. I had always planned on doing emergency nursing. I don't know if it was drown rush, or what it wasn't until I got into nursing school and had the opportunity at the very very end of the bachelor's program. You have the externships or basically, it's an intensive you're on one unit assigned with one one nurse. And this is your final clinical experience, and you do that for X number of hours, and I opted for an ER and realized I hated it. Because I didn't get a connection, and that's the that's the piece. I love about family medicine is the connection you get to make with people. And you know, you can you can get in the room, and they can call you every name in the book 'cause they're ticked off at what you what you're telling them and have and need to tell them they need to hear the best feelings when they go out and schedule their follow. Visit yet just they've just spent ten minutes telling you how big able Yar and then scheduled the two week follow up because they recognize that what we're doing is for their best interest and not ours. You know, we've all got the stories in heck we've all been there ourselves. And I think when we use our own experiences to some extent when we're carrying our patient. It makes a big difference in the buyin that you can get. Yeah. When you show that you're caring. Yeah. It's it's so easy. In the nice thing about the physician colleagues that I have there. They are absolutely willing to help talk through things when there's a tough case. A what could I have done different or what should I have done different? And absolutely we'll talk through it, and how sometimes earth things that could have done different. And sometimes there is nothing different nothing else to do. Well, again, not a county podcast, but to end on a little bit of a lighter note, what is one of the one of the best compliment you've ever received from patient or. What's one of the nicest things was interested? You. I don't know that I could pick out one thing in particular for for me, the nicest the nicest thing experience that I get is I moved from I moved from my regional practice when I moved to the general area where I practice now. I have patients who are returning to my care that I hadn't seen in three or four years because I'm close again close enough for them to drive allocations. I've got several patients that will drive hour and a half to come in those those are my are my I feel good moments in my feel good stories. It's not necessarily about helping somebody who has done who has gotten from their a c down to goal or blood pressure has been at goal or or the change in their health and the gratitude there. Yes, that's rewarding in it's great to hear that. But I think the biggest. Implement. We get as providers is our patients come back to us or I keep I will hear things in the community. You know, if I seeing patient from the for the first time, they say, I will ask. So how did you end up finding us? And well, so and so told me that they see in their cousin sees in. Moms that you might know what you're doing. And so I should take a listen and my media responses while you can't trust everything you hear. They they tend to take that pretty well. Well, I think that's a that's a happier note to end. Well, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me. It's always great to talk more about were medicine and primary care. Primary care. I think it's shit on a lot people realize what we do in that you have to know a little bit about everything in the you're really kind of the the center of everyone's medical care, especially now in certain types of medicine are so accessible for people in certain areas. They kind of forget about their primary care provider in how important it can be so agree. But clearly that is not the case for your patients have. I wouldn't trade what I do for anything. I would miss being in primary care and they're their times. I joked that I keep the application for a non healthcare related field filled out in my desk. Just just for after this really really crappy days. But at the end of the day, I wouldn't trade what I do that all and I don't think most of us would now it just means too much. You can't leave your patients. They find you do. Good, better indifferent. They will find you. So thank you. Everybody for listening. 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2/9/19: EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!
"Do you have a message? You're just itching the share with the world, even if you're not ready. We can still share anger is a one stop shop for recording hosting and distributing your podcast. Best of all. It's one hundred percent free and ridiculously easy to use. Now anchor can even match you with great sponsors who want to advertise on your podcast that means you can get paid to podcast right away. In fact, that's what I'm doing right now by reading this ad Goto, anchor dot FM backslash start. That's again, that's anchor dot FM slash start to join me and the diverse community of podcasters already using the anchor platform. I can't wait to hear what you have to say. Life is short spend as much time as you can. But the people who give you that same feeling you have when you see your food coming at a restaurant hives coach K, and this is the morning mantra. Hi, my name is MK Flynn. I'm Ren coach based in Denver, Colorado. But this isn't a podcast about running executive don't tell clients, but. Never knew talking about running. When you know crap testing event is coming. It helps have mantra to keep you centered and focused. I should move through. You don't have to be an athlete to be hashtag coached and loved by coach MK. And if you are here, then you are hashtag winning at life. Today's mantra is. Every day. I don't believe in coincidences. I just don't I think that everything might be guided by the hand of something truly awesome. That's just waiting to bring cool shit your way, and I struggled to believe that every day. And for those of you that are running rocky recruiting tomorrow be at fifty K or fifty miles. You're going to struggle to believe impro- Neue as well when you get into our five, but what we're going to focus on is the coincidence. It's happening right now you see today. Two big things happened. One a bad ass group. Women met up in the Houston airport and commenced to drive out to Huntsville, Texas to conquer a bad ass ultra marathon to. This happened on the same day that the LEGO movie part to hit the theaters think about that theme song I've been listening to it all day long. And really, why should I suffer alone? Everything is. Everything is comb and your putter the team, and I I hope that place through your head as well as mine on this day when you took the advice and got this idea the spark from one person Susan who is we all know his best ideas, by the way, Susan tells you she has an idea think twice we pick up that phone because she's kind of like the pied piper. You're gonna do it be careful what you let Susan's to just to you. But I digress. What is happening is amazing? And these women are ready, and they're having fun. And I really wish I was there because if you saw him a Facebook post the other night, and the talked about sports teams, and how cool and special it is to be part of a competitive team people working together, blah, blah, blah. And it's something very few of us will ever have. And I haven't really had it since I was twelve what they're doing right now. What is similar to what the? Terrible choice crew. My local renters did if you weeks ago in in MOAB is there part of this group team experience that super cool. It's people that don't just like doing the same thing and they're not competing against each other. They're out doing something totally ridiculous together. They are team. Just like terrible choice group is a team. So you know, what it might not be a competitive working together trying to win team. But it is a super cool amazing group of people that have self selected into this thing to do bad ass athletic shit together as grownups and that is amazing. 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Either a Ghost or a Brain Tumor
"Ruined. Welcome to a special Halloween bonus episode of antidotes, I'm your host Christine. This is a trailer for next week's episode where I talked to Allison a nurse from Australia while we were recording the episode Allison I ended up going on a little bit of a tangent talking about some of the ghost stories that we've heard throughout our career. Of course, this is an evidence based podcast, usually I like to talk about facts than research, and we are very pro vaccine, so everyone go get your flu shot while you're listening to this. But sometimes it's fun to talk about those myths and rumors from the old hospitals that you've worked in of nurses that never left in patients that still roam the wards. So Alison I got chatting, and I figured you guys would like to hear them. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast. So you don't miss next week's episode with Allison where we talk in much more detail about her career in Australia working in the ICU working with HIV patients at the. Beginning of the aids epidemic and so much more. If you have any hunting stories from your medical career or the hospital that you worked in please share them on our social media pages, Facebook, Instagram antidotes podcast. You can send us a tweet NGOs pod. I'm Christine N P or you can send me an Email at antidotes podcast g mail dot com. I hope you enjoy the stories. I wish I had some good stories to tell you. Oh, yeah. I don't have any personal experience with ghost stories, but I wouldn't have Tores in the hospital. I tried that because hosted was so old, you know, end one would in particular was off spot self in the middle of with and had been the locked psychiatric ward. So, you know, you get a bunch of young, nurses, and a spooky oh building. And history of being a look sock. Will you know, you're gonna get ghost stories creativity? There's a hope pitched a Facebook page from the Nisus trying to talking about ghost stories in bid pants flying everywhere. Knows cool. Lots going off when there was no one there. And and in the children's will people that swear that, you know, back in the days before this was before we had electric pumps. You know, everything was. A hand eat filled the bureau, drip, right in the let contacted interference. Yet is an old system that used to be saying Woking around the woods in one particular story was attending to a code a code blue on a young patient and all the other ages doing this in when it was alive in finished only bureau sits in the children's drips have been refilled, and people swear was the old ghostly system that would go around and fill up the children's to up the bureau. It's don't know how true it is. But the. There are lots of lots of those stories add love to love to have a ghost story ghost experience of never had one of you. You know, I I don't I I'm not sure. So all right. I'm very scientific person may to don't necessarily believe in the afterlife. Yep. I am in eighth easiest I'm very much like like, if you if you wanna believe something cool. You do you just don't be mean to people, but I've had some experiences. Yeah. We're like they're kinda spooky in supernatural and the comic splendid science. I can't explain it science. This is not medical at all. When I was in sixth grade, I walked into school one morning and everything was normal. And I decide on my desk, and there was a substitute. And I looked at sub shoot. And I went oh, my teacher died and just sat and it wasn't like a scary better. And it just pulled up my stuff, and we're just waiting, and you know, like sixth grade. So like, I'm twelve and then the principal walks in. And they go class. I'm really sorry to tell you that Mr. p died very suddenly overnight last night. So I haven't been sick or anything. No. He was like in fifties. I mean, he wasn't like a mountain climber Ernie thing. He was rather portly. I guess you'd say, but yeah, he just died, and I just knew it walking in the room. How it was so weird. And there was also this time where so my grandmother passed away. My mom. Mom was like my favorite person the world she passed away when I was like sixteen. So she actually had a stroke in front of me when I was probably twelve or thirteen and that's an watching EMS calm in watching her get treatment for stroke was part of what got me into medicine. When I was in basic training. I didn't think I was gonna pass. I was like oh my God. I suck at this rent and she loved cardinals. And all of a sudden this card cardinal appears the birds. Oh, yeah. The burqa. Another football team was something isn't there's baseball team that card is she loves she loved baseball to hire baseball team just appeared out of nowhere. In the minute of Oklahoma. But so you're like, okay. Like, great a bird appeared like you're an idiot. But this was like this inside courtyard like I had been there for like eight weeks and Nobre have been there. But also all of Oklahoma was on fire at this point in time. Like, you we are on these prairies in like nothing living in our own souls was in this area the time because it was just wind storms, and tornadoes and fires everything was gone. And so all of a sudden, I'm like in this hormone in this dark hallway and this like red breasted cardinal just shows up. And I was like, oh, it's like I just had this feeling that it was her. And then I was like, well that's stupid. It's a bird like, you're tired. You need them sleep. And then it flew away in. I was like had this feeling that I was gonna pass fine. And then that was it. I explained that away that like, okay, it was just a bird seeking shelter from fire. And maybe doesn't was so then my last ghost. Early. Experience was I was in purchaser school and so-. Nurse practitioner. School was a little bit rough for me, I got divorced in grad school and was like working bunch of jobs in like had moved back into my parents house. And this is way so much personal information for a podcast -gratulations, everyone you now know all about my life. But. And I'm like nests practitioners school is hod. Anyway, like just hod, and then you've got a list of stuff on. Yeah. It's not it's not like, I it's not like a good time. And so it was a little stressful. So I'd like eight moved, you know, big life changes. Right. And then this is the last semester to like you're studying in you've clinical precept Herships ided like several hundred seven hundred hours that semester on top of working in. So I was stressed. And so my grandparents had lived in like this little in law pertinent, and that's what I had moved back into in my parents house because I was really really poor. And I was in the kitchen that my grandmother used to cook in and she had lived there probably fifteen years beforehand, and then passed away and all of a sudden nice smelter like just smelled her so strong and multiple multiple people have lived in this in-law apartment since then like people have cooked in their like, she had this very distinct sent and I walked around the apartment, and I was like walk out of the room in the walk back into the kitchen, and I would just the smell would leave within would come back in the kitchen and like, and I was looking through the cabinets. It was like the middle of the day. I wasn't sleepwalking. I I smoked my grandmother. And I was like oh my God. I'm having an old factory whose nation. I have a brain tumor. There's either go, sir. I have a tumor, and it was much more comforting to believe in goes than to believe you had brain tumor. So I'm gonna go with the ghost. Never got never. I. Lovely stories knowing that you grannies grandy's they with the pumpkin me from wherever. Yeah. I just desperately wanna have an experience like that. Because I'm not a believer in because I can't explain any of that. This just so many stories out there and often think it is incident. So can be explained some have on this. Some spooky do listen to spook the put costs food. No, I don't. And I usually I'm not a big person about things because I'm so like, oh that can be explained it can be explained. Yeah. This some good stories out there that cannot be explained. So. Yeah. I don't know. I don't know what to do with. It doesn't go to start treating to my world view that somehow I seem to bay this just what to do with. Yeah. My rational brain does not know what to do with things that. I can't explain like that. And yet, they're they are. Yeah. So happy Halloween. That's it for this week's bonus episode. I hope you guys enjoyed it. Make sure you subscribe rate and review on ITN's. And I will see you all next week for the full episode with Allison from Australia have a good weekend and have a safe and happy Halloween. Everyone.
107. Cross the Bridge
"Hello there Peter. of though the Jennifer. Do People in. Australia give advice using the following phrase cross that bridge when you come to it. Yes most definitely most definitely they do. It. Wasn't sure if that was in a mirror can thing of you I find that to be truly terrible advice. I got a feeling. I had a feeling you say that and. It's funny 'cause I'm kind of like. Is it. We should definitely talk about. This is the love of the short of it. Is this an episode of things that drive ten crazy again is that this is Kelly? I know what drives me crazy here know what drives me crazy. Yes it is. It is. And I'd like to open this episode with story time. Please One Sapan fame in the early years of the twenty first. Century. I was doing a Broadway show that some people might have heard of it's called wicked. And at the end of the First Act, the wicked witch casts a spell and flies like literally flies on stage. And we had we meaning the cast had asked what do we do? If she doesn't fly. So. We had no plan. B.. Now I think you've probably gotten ahead of where this story is going and you're right. Olympia. So one night she goes to sing her. Big Number. And she's grounded she's not flying. Now, at this point, the stage is divided into two halves. Half of us are on stage left. That's my side. The other half is on stage right and there's no way for us to communicate with each other. We start a huddle stage left so that we decide what to do for our entrance, which is coming up imminently unfortunately, telepathy was not our thing and we came up with two. Different solutions to this problem. My side ran onto the stage and I'm not proud to say this. But we all laid down on the floor and pointed as if she was above us. A. Stage right I'm not sure they did any better. Out onto the stage and did their original blocking completely ignoring the fact that the which was not where they were pointing to. Of course after that. We came up with a plan B but if we had crossed that bridge before we had come to it, we could have actually given the audience performance that we were proud of. You make a strong case. You make a strong case for crossing said bridge before you come to it. And I can relate this now back to the present moment where I've been having conversations. In recent weeks with clients who are starting to get some requests for auditions of some job opportunities. and. When we start talking about their discomfort with not knowing fully what that employers safety protocols are going to be or what the cleaning regimen is or will audiences be required to wear masks while they have their temperatures taken and all this kinda stuff sometimes the responses oh well, I'll just cross that bridge when I come to it and know we must cross the bridge. Now, we must see the looming bridge approaching and in a moment where there's not an. Urgency. Ask what do I care about? What's important to me? Where is my comfort level so that when the bridge eventually comes, you don't have to scramble to come up with the answer. Do. You think there's a parallel here between. Crossing a bridge before we've come to it I having a plan B. And a pre mortem. Yes. Yeah the first thing that's the first thing that came into my head like, oh, it kind of sounds like episode one where we talked about pre mortems. Yes I. Think you're absolutely right I mean. There's so many directions we could take this but one thing that we spoke about in episode one in a long time ago. Is that in a pre mortem process, you actually name all the things that could go wrong. So that you come up with what you're GonNa do to prevent those things from wrong. And there's also another way of looking at this which I'm sure I've spoken about whoop at some point. During, this podcast. Wish Outcome Obstacle Plan, Gabrielle ITN's framework, and the ideas that you are more likely to arrive at your intended goal. If you give yourself permission to see all of the possible obstacles, then create a plan for when those obstacles arise. So in both cases. Whether it's with the pre mortem or a Wu plan, you are setting yourself up to make. Better decisions. As you become aware of what's actually happening in the process Yeah. I feel like I want to say both both have value because the thing that is so top of mind is the pandemic for example that has taken twenty twenty bucks dorm flipped it on its head. And is not necessarily a bridge that I feel like anyone really could have seen coming except for maybe some really smart people who've talked about these kinds of things bill gates comes to mind is Ted talk about four or five years ago. The kind of predicted that this is going to happen. I'll link to it in the books good Saipa, but the point of that is I feel like. Trying. To work, out, in my head. How do we? Get clearing what the bridges are so that we can prepare for them come up with a plan B. and Not Hiding. Trying to identify all the bridges and and never do anything. And acknowledged that there are probably going to be. Things that we can't foresee that we have to be out to adapt on the fly full. Like a pandemic. So, I'm curious about that tension of like at what point do you know you've prepared for enough bridges? Is it like you need to have plan A. B. and C. You need to have seen three bridges and then you're okay to go. Because in my head, I'm thinking about the person who is never prepared to take action because they always thinking about how many different bridges there that they need to prepare for, and then you never do anything and I think as we've kind of addressed in a number of these episodes. I think I'm probably sometimes to opposite, which is I tend to be the. Figured out when I get there across the bridge when I come to it. And I totally have recognized in working with you especially. How many pitfalls that house and so I'm just trying to find the middle grant he of the tension point of what the tipping point of you like. Do you have any thoughts? Yes. Yes. Yes. I do I do okay. You can only cross a bridge that's in a path that you know you're walking down or that you're driving down. So if you hear yourself say I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. That's a good moment to stop and think about what the bridge might look like. Of course, life is going to throw all sorts of curve balls in our direction and we can't know what we don't know. But when we do know when we are able to name that there is a bridge that will ultimately be crossed all cross that bridge when I come to it not if I come to it but when I come to it, that's a great cue to ourselves to take stock like here's another example. I have a lot of clients who right now are pursuing employment in new industries. And They WanNa talk to me about it which I think is great. So I'll ask. If you are offered a position. What's your salary requirement? I don't know I haven't thought that far ahead I'll cross bridge when I come to it. Yeah. So you know that should a job opportunity presented you will have to have a salary conversation. Let's have it now without the job the table without all that urgency around it. Yeah Gripe. Point. Gripe point I feel cold out I feel very cold out. I didn't mean to call you out I. mean. That's how I've previously approach things. I'll figure it out what I get that. Gen, that's my super appellate. No no cool NOCCO. So the thing, I I'm I'm speaking to myself here and I it may. It may apply to others the thing I think you just unlocked for me. Is Honestly and avoidance of emotional labor. Of. Yeah of like our cross that bridge when I come to it when I say that I have said that in the past four Shaw, it's me reacting to like Jen's just pointed out a blind spot basically and I'm like. I don't have time for that emotional Labor I'll just figure that out when I get there. I think that's that's actually what I'm saying I say, Cross that bridge when I come to I'm saying. I can't be bothered dealing with that emotional labor right now. I think what you just mentioned about. The avoidance of emotional Labor is really important. So I mean just going back to the wicked story like what was what was that about like? Okay. So if I'm thinking about it from the emotional labor perspective. It's that we have to admit that we that we might have made something that isn't perfect. And when I think about it from the job seeker perspective, it's I have a dysfunctional relationship with my value with my worth and with money. So I'd I'd rather someone else make those decisions for me, and then I can have an emotional reaction to the number that's put in front of me. Or when it comes to safety. I don't want to appear difficult to work with. I don't want to seem pushy or overstepping my bounds folk. So I'll just stay where I am and I'll react later when I'm dissatisfied with what the protocol is. Yeah Yeah I mean it feels like everything you just touched on his. So important to think about in the sense that it feels like in a way in your wicked story was maybe. An unwillingness to accept that they had a blind spot pointed out to them or an I. Think I think about this a lot in the Corporate World that I've been previously involved in still working where because of the way the cultures are often structured and a lack of trust exists. People don't want to admit when they've made a mistake or they don't want to admit that I haven't thought about something they want to be seen and perceived as someone who thought through all of the options and so rather than saying, wow, gripe point gen that's a huge. Blonde let's talk about it. It's like it's easy to say to dismiss your idea by saying no, no no, that's fine. We'll just cross that when we come to it like it's it feels kind of dismissive in a way of like you giving me some generous feedback and I'm just like dismissing it as almost a way of dismissing it in order to protect my my ego. Yeah. Something like feels like this something there. Okay. So what I'm hearing based on what you just shared is that they're really two directions that this advice takes one is. Telling someone else don't worry about it, Cross that bridge when you come to it, which is. Essentially. Dismissing someone else's concern. And when it's an internal conversation with yourself, I will cross that bridge when I come to it, that is a cue that there is hiding going on that there are some emotional labor that needs to happen. Absolutely. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yeah. I'm obsessed with Hot Sports I. Think we have infinite numbers of hiding spots I. Think we can never not have a hiding spot. I think we're always seeking comfort essentially and in ways trying to avoid certain labor, emotional labor, physical labor, whatever there are always moments where we're trying to avoid that and so the practice of coaching the practice of asking questions a practice getting feedback is to me it's really about illuminating some of those plants sports so that you can decide what to do with them. So I wonder if we have any tools or frameworks or ideas, we can share to help nudge people in the please cross the bridge before you come to it direction. So one of the things that's been really helpful for me and for my clients is to identify the bottom line ahead of time. So people have all different ways of doing this I like to think of having different scales that I have to know where I stand with each of these scales on any given day where actually wrote a blog post about this a couple of years ago called should I take this job? and. So those for scales were real life financial concerns like will this allowed me to pay my mortgage and my health insurance and can I invest in my retirement? You know all the financial concerns. Then there are the artistic and creative concerns artistically fulfilling. That allows me to feel the best of my work can shine through. Another scale is. Personal Development. Is this going allow me to grow am I going to be expanding the circle of people that I know am I going to feel elevated by this experience and further developed myself, and then number four is social responsibility can I put my head on the pillow at night and say have contributed something to the world? So those are I four scales and other people have different ones but ideas that you know ahead of time the kinds of questions you're going to ask yourself about the kinds of things that are important to you. So that's the bottom line exercise, and then the other one referencing back to the whoop framework is the if then if Saabs to Cole then plan. and. Talking yourself through what the obstacles are ahead of time so that you already know what you're going to do if you encounter them. And I think I've just like noodling on. Again being called out about myself and using this this crutch of like across a bridge. When I come to I, think there's a direct tie to. This idea of decision making and the thing that we often we I'll just use myself as an example. The thing that I often forget and hiding again is that not making a decision is still a decision and sometimes I forget and sometimes I think well, if I don't necessarily decide to math out that bridge if I, don't necessarily decide what the plan is. Then, that's a better because I'm not thinking about it. I'm not making a decision. I realized how irrational that sounds now that I'm saying it out loud. But for some weird reason I guess it's again the avoidance of emotional Labor feels so much easier to avoid that decision. But what I'm forgetting is that's a decision on its own. So by choosing to use the Crotch of across that bridge when I come to it, I'm ultimately deciding to. Potentially make my life a lot more difficult if and when a certain situation arrives that I probably could have seen coming or had someone else helped me see coming. and. So with that, I guess the practical take away the ID that listening could use pate talking to you is like. What. Am I hiding from or am I hiding as a question to ask yourself? Or is this an avoidance of emotional I? Think that's a juicy question that would be. That if I asked myself, I would know the answer deep Dan and I probably wouldn't like the answer but I think it's a question asking are you avoiding emotional labor? So I think to bring a back around. There are certain things in this world that we can't know that we don't know. When there are things. We can know that we do know we've got across the bridge. Before we come to it. All right. All right. All right.
Throwback with Sydnee Goodman of IGN.com and the Daily Fix
"You're about to experience action like you've never heard it before action sports celebrities celebrities bad acids and miss of interviews all coming to you from the Polaris Razor Studio. This is Jim beavers. I welcome to this week's project action on podcast one. Hopefully you guys. We're having a great Thanksgiving Day. That is right this up so dropping on Thanksgiving Day and wanted to reward you guys with with a special on this week. I know it's kind of gone behind the Pay Wall and a lot of you have requested to come back and we are rewarding that today one of our biggest interviews of two thousand eighteen was my good friend. Sidney Goodman you know her as the face of Gien Dot com one of the just a bad ass female gamer way into pop culture. Everything else we did this interview talking about her career and Taking her job there at I g n how she got there. She worked at Red Bull in the East sports community. taught other things and you know it was one that I heard I actually. We are in communication communication frequently and I think she's GonNa come back. Maybe right before Christmas this year. So does this would be a good time to throw this back to the original interview. I did with her. Right added about a year ago that literally I don't WanNa say went viral but you guys really really liked it and it got a lot of listened so yeah. This is Sydney Goodman. I'm in this week. In a throwback interview from about a year ago the end of twenty eighteen please Gobert. ITN's hit that. Subscribe Button on the show. If you haven't already please leave a rating and review if you you want through five stars and we'll tell you how to rate is just to help support us and if you WANNA take the time to leave a review believer twitter instagram at using them in the body of their view. When I see it I will follow all you back on social media my promise to you and speaking of Social Media Jim beaver fifteen on all forms of social media? GimMe Gimme follow Lots of fun stuff never know what the hell I'm going to be posting or talking about there Yeah Before we get into this kind of throwback interviews sitting Goodman I do have to tell you about a couple of our amazing partners and one of them is our good friends at Bet online dot ag. And you know all the all the hosts there At podcast one sports net. We've got something called the sports net challenge. You can follow along on twitter at Hashtag. Sports net challenge well each week. We've got a NFL. Pick them contest. Right I take my top five five picks of the week and one lakh for the week and if I beat all the other hosts there on on sports net with our podcast one sports net. I win five hundred bucks but you know what I do. That five hundred bucks goes directly back to you listeners. That is right. 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What just happened? Because I assure wasn't prepared for that everybody's like Oh you got a plan going into the new year and I know like with me any plan I said going into the new year like a month or two and it's just like rip it up and throw it up in the air because it's just done. Yeah I feel like the older that I've gotten gotten the more I used to. I mean I still am very much a planner but I've gotten a lot more open to the idea of just following like what's interesting to me and I trusting my work ethic at this point that I will make something work. It's interesting and it's worked out for me so I guess a mix of both post as my approach both so that being said I mean we're going to talk about I g today. I don't know we've got a ton to talk about but I don't know I guess like I want to go back to the beginning I because I've got a bunch of questions I know. I got pinged with a few on twitter already. Well Aso's at the end but I kinda like especially with somebody like you like because you've worked with some amazing companies. I'm looking like Red Bull buzzfeed. I like I'm going out and list and I'm like man like you have been with some amazing companies but me you kind of what was your gateway into the gaming industry because I guess that's where you're at now and what was your draw into the industry. I mean you know at a young age. I'm sure you had to pick up a controller. trollers something along the lines. Let's start with you know kind of the path that got us to where we're at now. Yeah so going all the way back to even like before I was born. My Dad is a huge Gamer. And I actually. My Mom's told me that he looked at her and was like. Hey when we have kids I soon is there. Some are like what usable. I'm GONNA teach them how to play games and I I have a younger brother and it was just something that I would always watch my dad play games I'd watch him play like PC Games but my big. It's well my smaller entry. Point was I got into ten to sixty sixty four for Christmas when I was in kindergarten and I just remember being very confused what it was it was so excited it was like my brother and is gift left and I remember just kind of being like. Oh okay. I don't know what this is. It's not like a hot wheel or like a doll. It's this thing and that it it became Something that was like my go-to my go-to toy. I guess you could call that And but my like love like jeep deep passionate love really came when my dad would like Tuck me in and he played Halo combat evolved and I actually remember specifically asking. You have to wear headsets because like voices that like oh so much and then I got over my eventually. You like Kinda L.. Let Me Watch. And then he taught me to play and Halo for sure my my I like love where it was something that I couldn't stop thinking about. It was all I wanted to do it kind of fit in with how I was raised in terms of like. I was a very busy kid like I did gymnastics. I played three sports. I did our class and so I didn't really have a whole lot of time to just play with friends necessarily so with easy to Get Quick I don't know twenty minutes in to keep playing either the campaign or playboy type player So that would make gateway you know it's funny you say that because I'm drawing parallels here and I've got a ten year old daughter and it was funny because you're talking about your dad and it was like I think it was like my excuse to a point when you've got a daughter just coming up like oh well you know I mean it was the excuse like I can buy two or three games here and it's not necessarily for me. It's for addy right. That was my excuse. Excuse but like I think I was kind of heard gateway. And she's ten now and she's just she's complete Gamer. But it's funny. You know that you draw those parallels with like your dad because I think we've come to an Arrow like you know twenty thirty years ago. Where like dads and kids? Playing Video Games wasn't even hurt. It was unheard of. You know what I mean like even playing with kids now to the point where it's like the dad's like doc. I don't want to say we never grow up but we share things. You know what I mean. I think we stay. You know. It's just the way it's I think it's just the way I don't know I guess. Culture has evolved but I I think that's funny 'cause I draw parallels with that and I'm like Gosh I don't even want to know what the first game she wants. Replay was his idea. Yeah I don't know what the order is 'cause I always been a big fan of the POKEMON. RPG's And I know I played those but I guess it was. I don't WanNa say I feel like Halo. was what hooked hooked me into like. Oh like I love this And it kind of went on to like jump a little forward you know I played call duty. I definitely like a first person shooter. multiplayer like that is my arena and That's in college I was. He's majoring in biology. And I have never been the type of person even when I was a kid. And you know they'd ask you draw what you WANNA be when you grow up and they never really had an answer which I just. Maybe this is just something. I always perceiving but felt like everyone wants to be a firefighter will be like they happy's huge dreams. They knew what they wanted for. Sure didn't every time somebody asks. I Wi with terrible those stressful and so so. I was majoring in biology. USC and I started screaming just because with bio I would majoring in biology Legiti and then I was premed changed it to pre dental And I was super involved in terms of trying to pad my resume to get into dental dental school and I did cheer at the time for. US Spirit leader so again. My social life wasn't super fantastic. So what I started doing was my time I'd stream and I would say that like definitely unknowingly was my gateway into the games industry because it was just something I started doing it in September twenty fourteen two thousand fourteen With destiny so I was like quote a destiny sneeze stream on. That's all I played and It kinda sustained me when school because to be honest like my major was extremely difficult and I wasn't like the happiest and I guess the reason. Why is because they didn't actually want to do that? So I made it all the way through taking the dat which is kind of the equivalent to like. Sat Year like the cat. You take it and it's great that you present the dental schools in order to to receive admission or not and I remember taking the test. I studied eight hours a day for three months seven days a week like it was intense. And I'm waiting for the results because the test is on a computer you literally press like done and then it prints Out a page with your scoring it so you can imagine her nerve wracking. That's like the most terrifying moments of your life right there after you pushed the button right. Yeah so I personally button and I was thinking okay if I don't get above a certain grade I'm gonNA scripts. I'M NOT GONNA apply to dental school and got like way about it like I feel like I did so great but I did so great and I started crying and was like I don't want to do this like I kind of really desperately separately searching for a reason to give my parents and give people who do. This is what I wanted to do like. Oh well I'm not doing it because like you know I didn't get enough grade so no I'm just gonNA figure it out And so that kind of was like a big flag for me of well. They don't WanNa do this. What do I WANNA do and so I put a lot lot of thought into like? What do I care about like when my passionate about and part of the reason why I started streaming was I went to MLD Anaheim and watched optic gaming compete? Eat in call duty and that was back. When magnate shot was on the team he was still competing and I remember watching him and the person I went to the tournament with turned immune like Oh you should look them up on Youtube? You'd really like content and I did some research and I checked it out and I just love how positive he was and he seemed to decreed dislike really positive and like almost hopeful community. Which I thought was so interesting in the Internet right? 'cause like I don't think those are the words that come to mind when I think of the Internet especially now it's like it's I don't know it's I. I've weighed the Internet now. Now that you can but it's like it's so depressing sometimes. Yeah but that was why that call for building a community was what started streaming and I realize okay like I mean. I don't want to become a professional professional streamer but I think I can do something with this and Red Bull is always a company that I looked up to been really interested in wake boarding branding and in high school was really big into wake boarding and I really liked. That red bull took these communities and continued continues to do it and they can give them a platform former. Get them resources to grow without exploiting them. And so that was what drew me to red bull but then I kinda had to connect the dots like how do I get from being a a bio major who streams on the side to red bull and other reason why. I was really attracted to read bullets because they had an E. sports program band in Santa Monica to their like their center there at the headquarters insane. Yeah it's so insane and again I think that was back in twenty when he leaves like two thousand fifteen spread where there. Oh no way. Well maybe we. We walked past each other in the halls But I I was like okay. I want to do something with Red Bull. I WanNa do something with sports. Like readily sports perfect. It's already in southern California. I don't have to leave my family's here so oh sing. California was a really big plus and then one day I was walking to class and there was a fire on the ground and ruggles hosting a EH destiny time strikes tournament at USC which talk about feet right. Like what are the odds game right. Yeah it's my game like I. It's at my school and it's on a day that I'm not shooting so I can actually list and I go to tournament. You're supposed to have a team of three. I WANNA low or no one of my friend from one more and we won the time strikes tournament for USC and so they were like. Hey who are invited to come down to Red Wolf Headquarters and compete in the finals. And so you can kind of see where this is going. So go to red bull's headquarters I have. I actually have a blog of it on my youtube channel and I like elated. I could not believe I mean the facility is so impressive breath and just being there physically and feeling like okay like wow I can actually. Maybe I can do this and I. I don't WanNa say the the bat teammate but my goals definitely were not necessarily to win the tournament as much as they were literally talk to anyone who would talked me in the building Okay so you know what I mean. They got it. There's I don't I think the prize was like a bunch of Red Bull. So it wasn't like they're the most at stake but I I competed in tournament ended up talking with people and really expressing like hey I love what I do here I have a background in streaming like any way that I can talk to people in the Department or shadow people I would love to and after taking probably five people out to coffee or lunch approach. They said they might have An internship spot and so I spent a good amount of time. Their internship spot didn't end up opening up but what did open up was a position to be part of their youtube team. Not like in front of the camera but in terms of doing strategy and operations so basically uploading videos making sure you have files doing the thumbnails and the title stuff like that and kind of just like anything to get in literally anything well and at this point it was never on my radar to be doing stuff in front of the camera as like a career. It was something that I knew that enjoyed but that wasn't my goal I again. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was just kind of like well. I like this thing and I like this thing and I like this company. Ah Let's see how this goes so I got that job with Red Bull Media House which is like like the side of the company that as the name implies focuses on their media and I was really vocal about like well. I WANNA be more involving Edwards. I really want to you know. Help out that team and so we've been free I I started doing strategy and being more hands on on with the East Sports Channel and actually now that I'm talking. I realized that I am missing. Maybe not a crucial step but I was just so proud of this So before this job opening opened up red bull and dusty had a partnership. I don't know if you remember. But they were red bull cans with definitely because on them. And you'd like to Code and you get in game rewards. Yeah I think I I for some reason. I do remember that because red. Bill doesn't do a lot of those promotions. I mean that's more reserve you see that with monster and Rockstar. All the time of Red Bull's very very conservative in what they allow you know co branding Liam stuff like that so I do remember this because I remember going. Oh Red Bull stepping out of their box on this one right well so. They stepped out of their box. And it helped me because because here I am a lot about destiny and they needed somebody step in to conform role because the woman who had been in the role dislike left for another job so I consulted with red bull on that Disney partnership. And then I moved into their youtube team and then it just kind of got to a point where I was like well I love analytics. I Love Understanding Youtube and building a community but I wanna be like more integrated into the gaming side of things and the gaming team and you know kind of like an honorary member of the sports team but but Just the way that the company set up when you're doing youtube programming you're in a different part of the company so buzzfeed actually approached me at that point and They approached me about a different position. It was like a weekend you two Scottish so I would be doing kind kind of be on call for anything you too because there's a lot of things that happened to go wrong when you're doing weekend uploading and you know it's good to have a person there. Yeah and again I was just really transparent with them that it was like. Hey this is my background like I don't know if you guys do gaming content. I don't know if you're planning planning on doing more. Because at that point I think they had a handful of videos and they were like well actually be are about to open a spot for somebody to lead our are gamy like male male oriented content on Youtube here and so I ended up getting that job and the crux of my job op was to understand what buzzfeed's YouTube Channel One youtube channel called buzzfeed blue and I was kind of my domain and I had to understand that audience understand the audience. We wanted to get which was in the gaming space and come up with the type of content that we would often bake in order to acquire that audience and make maybe more endemic gaining content. So that was a really big task and actually thinking about it now terrified. I was in turn like what am I doing here. I wanted to have no idea like I just really liked game doc. With crazy it is. It is crazy when I got to ask about. I mean that's just like because you were basically drawing content content plan for an entire company right. I mean as far not for the entire company but for this new like it was kind of just from scratch right as far as youtube goes. Yeah so they had experimented experimented in the gaming space but it was very much from a condition of like. Oh like buzzfeed does gaming and you know knowing what we know about people who consume content on the Internet like. They weren't exactly excited. That buzzfeed was to make gaming content. It's going to be authentic. Thank you know gamers can see right through that if it's not authentic it's just like yeah. Whatever you know it's so I do about but buzzfeed real quick before we continue on sorry interrupt but yeah we interact question though? Because I saw this yesterday and I've been kind of like a Gamer. I mean which which is weird because here I am professional racecar driving radio host and also want to do something about gaming and pro wrestling right but you went to. WWE and trained for a week. Like I watched goes like this is insane. How was that because it looked like? You slated that. Oh my gosh. I'm so glad you brought that up because I feel like I'm breezing through. That's no fat. That is one of my proudest moments because it was probably the most challenging thing. I've ever done both physically and mentally i. So I'm going to rewind real fast and just give you a little context on me like I'm super into fitness. I'm really into like being An athlete even pass my age of like playing volleyball and USC that was something that like. I had never done before and I just kind of like through my body into who and was like well if I can't figure it out and they won't make the squad and if I do then that's great and though wwe Kinda that same thing where. I was like well. These people are flipping off up things and jumping and attacking each other and buzzfeed my director or came up to like hey said so you know you are pretty in shape and like were doing this video that would require you to you. Know be really comfortable pushing yourself athletically. I was like Oh okay. Yeah I'm I'm kind of interested. I had never done a video for busby at this point and really I had never done a video. I had dump some light producing rebel but I had never really done anything with video beyond like pre-production and setting setting strategy right so more of like creative producing and she was like. Yeah I like him gets the onset like he would be in the in the video It's in Florida like in two weeks. This is my second week at buzzfeed and like wait. So you're GonNa Send Me to Florida for a week to go do some like athletic saying okay. They wouldn't tell me what it was. I think they were afraid that I was saying if I knew what it was so it was like okay. Yeah like I'll do it. And they're great. So if you WANNA from seventy seven seven days and I was like what. You're not serious right like that's crazy and so that's exactly what we did like. I can't even tell them how I cannot properly express. How stressful that was in terms of just like your body feels like you've been hit by a car and re day and you just keep doing it and I remember turning? I can't remember who is one of the next year What would you call that superstars? And she was like I was like dude. Do you ever use it as your body stop sealing this way choosing no but this is just kind of my life now and I was like. Oh my gosh so yeah if you watch the video you probably saw you just like you jump and just hit the Mat and those mats are not. They're not friendly at all. No literally like would and carpet carpet and that's what everybody sees them and they're like. Oh they're suspense. Like it's not like landing on a you know concrete but it's not much better. I mean it's a hair better but he trampoline. Yeah no it's even like the ropes. Oh it's like bungee cords. I'm like no if you've actually ever hit them dot they're like cable and actually I my back so I still not in. I think Joe Lie and not this past July but July whenever whatever your that was let's and I think my back took until like march of the next year to finally stop hurting. It was brutal and they were taking all all the safety precautions. Like it wasn't it was just it wasn't because of anybody's fault. It was just purely how much your body is put through. When you're doing that was crazy but I'm so glad I did it? It's probably one of my favorite life experiences in the funny part about it too is like you know we talk talk about. You're talking about being on on screen and things like that and you didn't see now daily fixture there constantly and things like that but I look at it and you know streaming. You're too but there's a certain thing about wrestling is it's more storytelling. It's like a soap opera. And you know and it's so big in ring work but if you don't have the work it doesn't work like I watched the video and I'm like man. You guys were killed when you went through the curtain and you had your personalities and like your character and it's like a lot of people can't shed those inhibitions and just be like I'm just GonNa go out here and just lay it on. You know what I mean. Because it's purely acting at that point and a lot of people they just can't shed that and walk through the curtain and I watched you guys do it and I'm like wow. Wow you guys got it like it was. It was pretty amazing. Thank you I I still. I've never watched my first Promo I can't do it. I'm so embarrassed so in the video I you know in a bit somewhere in the middle. They were watching Promo class for the next few superstars and they looked at us and they were like. Why don't you guys go up and my fear in my face very genuine because we did not know that they were going to do that? so I was I was like oh no. I'm not an actor. What am I doing and I just? I can't even watch it but I'm very very very proud of my final performance very proud. Are you guys nailed it so so yeah so here you are a buzzfeed. I know what you're talking about ww. And that I mean how did things shift because I think it was what sometime earlier this year. Right I mean ah you'd kind of done with. How did how did that whole door to Aegean Open? Because like as far as I'm concerned when you talk gaming media I mean I gene is just like they are the definitive negative source. Like to me. That's you know. They're they're the top level like if you're in this industry that's where you want to work. You know so I mean. How did that happen because that had been amazing? Call all our email. You know to to kind of slow it. It was So actually quite simple tastes and talking the WWF video. That was my first video but seed and I mean I'm not GonNa lie part of the reason why going Bud Stephen so intriguing was from red. That goal was because at Red Bull. There's a pretty strict Mandate that if you're an important bread bowl won't appear on camera like you. Just that's that's not going to happen and with my background in streaming and again not really knowing exactly what I wanted to. I was like well. I don't really like that. That doors closed closed and at buzzfeed. They're super open to you know when they do the casting calls for those videos. I'd say ninety five percent of the time time the videos that you're watching our employees but the 'cause they just send out a big email to the company that's like. Hey this is what we're doing like email back if you're interested so the WWF video. We Oh I did that one and then just kind of started signing up for more videos and Eventually as the Gaming Strategy started picking up we realized that there weren't a whole lot of people at buzzfeed who made videos and play games so I started stepping into kind of a producer role and appearing appearing in videos and building up a little bit of a my confidence and be just like proving. Oh I can do this and in the backburner that I haven't really mentioned is from. I can't remember my first convention but I had always done whatever I needed to do. In order to who show up to as many the game conventions as possible so whether or not to eat three whether that's packs Those were kind of the two that I I focused on. Because there's quite a few e threes in La. I didn't have to find travel. I would usually I did. I was an intern for Gamespot. and Kind Kinda Fun. Easy Three booth in Twenty fifteen I think and died introduced me to you. Know Kinda funny has a lot of taste idea latins new you guys and Every convention I would meet as many people as I could and I I see that a lot in when people oh ask for career advice like meeting people can and I think what worked out for me was that I never met people with the intention of like. Oh look I gen- like helped me get job right it in sixteen when you're only interested as people and becoming friends with them and hearing their stories so I know it's just so funny you say that because I literally anybody listening to this or my other show like I've been the same way like I've been on a seven year journey to be this television host but it wasn't like that was my in game it was just like I told people like. How do you get sponsorship? How do you get jobs? How do you do this? And I'm like you go to as many trade shows you can't as many events as you. Can you shake hands. Enzi introduce yourself you say. Hey you buy somebody a drink you buy breakfast. But you don't do it with an agenda you do it just because you generally like these people and you're meeting New People but it like opens up doors and you may meet somebody in three years later you get a call. You know it's not it's planned pitch yourself just like you. Just keep in contact you network right totally. I mean and that like I feel like it's so cliche to say but I would not have my job if I did not network the way that I did or be that committed to. I don't even like the word networking I think it was just like I said even for Red Bull. It was took so many people to coffee to lunch. Like people were gracious enough to give me their time and I just I wanted to learn from them. I mean they're working company that I want to one day work for or they're an industry that I'm super interested about like. How did you get what they're telling me all about it and you know people love talking about themselves? I love talking about myself right. So people are so willing to in both cases like divulge and hope you can be where I was or am without all the help from other people so and a lot of people try to pay back So if you're interested go to as many trade shows conventions as possible do it it. It will At the very least you'll learn so much. Just be a spun off my high horse now serious you just go and you listen to people. Listen to what they have. I have to say take it all experiences. You can learn something from everyone. And that's like you said I mean it's funny because your career path is so much similar to mine where I was doing the same thing. It was just like any time. I'm in a city. It's like hey do I know somebody at some company that really don't know. Can I take them out to lunch. Can I buy them coffee. Like I sent emails a day. It's like Hey You know we met so and so like a year ago. Hey let me buy your coffee. I mean Seattle or something you know what I mean like. Oh yeah no problem with it but random theory. Yeah I mean I. I'm sorry I feel like every loud vehicle that could have driven by an apology. That's getting picked up on the Mike But yeah I mean it. It is scary to reach out to somebody and be like hey. Can I take into coffee and some people will say no some people will say yes but I think it's worth the risk. Yeah absolutely so so this is all going on as we're talking about your meeting people you know like you said but there's been like this whole window of time where you're meeting New People people things like that. How did how things I opened up with? Gm Okay so it actually starts or from believe how I even knew of me and that I hosted was it started out actually in each party in twenty trying to think okay. It's twenty eighteen gene right now. Twenty seventeen was the game where that it's so twenty seventeen and he three party. Two thousand seventeen Jeff killing was there and Jeff. You know doesn't really stand up guy. And he does the game awards which is in December and the game. Awards is important for a lot of reasons but it's also an award show that most people in the industry are watching right So I meet Jeff at the Party and very embarrassingly She met him because I wanted to headaches Jima and he was friends with today. I didn't want to occur fan with somebody who was like. Oh Jeff laughing. Sydney dottie definitely meet and then November rolls around so the game awards is in December and mid November a An email from somebody from the game and they're like Hey Sydney We want to come out about the potential. You helping out with the show. They didn't tell me what my role would be. And they just asked I if I had any Had a real or anything that I had done. I didn't have a real at that point but I sent some youtube videos here. Here's less Didn't hear back for a little bit. And then they got back to me and they're like hey you love to work with like the backseat hosts with game awards. So so I would simultaneously completely terrified. And we're excited. I remember like moving. Fight it and then a couple of days before services like sobbing. Because they didn't think I could do in all my gosh like my first real hosting Gig is live in front of all people that I look up to. What am I doing? I'm this is crazy And so I did that show. And that was in December and then I remember loving thing it like. The show was on a Thursday and then I have to go back to work at buzzfeed on Friday. And I just Bangla. This really intense contrast between the rush short of what I did on Thursday and being part of this big production and being in front of the camera and then coming in and on Friday and like looking it's six and checking like video stats and thinking like Whoa. I WanNa host like that is what I should be doing. so January that December was when Naomi left ITN. And so. I was like oh I wonder if they're gonNA backstop her. Like I was talking my boyfriend now husband but my boyfriend Kinda like Alex. What have I applied for jobs? How do they look like laugh? Laugh about it like ha ha ha ha. That's funny because you would never get it like it was he had a legitimate. About a probability was happening and so- January. I happened to actually know. This is how I found. The job listing hosting with a friend of mine beyond me on twitter hottest talking. I thought like you should totally apply. And the euro isn't like Jean Dot com slash careers or whatever the euro was very obscure kind of ignored. It for a second because I was like I don't know like I working at buzzfeed learning a lot. It's a company with a lot of whites name like. I don't know that I want to leave to go to whatever this random company is so it didn't even click the link and then one I have no idea what compelled me to click. I clicked in the show host and producer position. I'd Hi Jen in La. Because I wasn't super open to moving to San Francisco mostly because at that point like my partner and I You know his job was in La and it just didn't seem like something that would make the most sense. Yeah my they're like I'm not gonNA I didn't WanNa move to San Francisco. So there's this wholesome producer role in La four men. And I cut together a real as quickly as I could. I I had no issue was doing. I spent like forty eight hours without sleeping. Like cutting this real and watching all these other than trying to make sure that my team does professional or similar to it and then I made a website and I applied and right after I hit the submit button. I emailed or Twitter D.. The and anyone that I knew who were today Jen who I had like a legitimate connection with right not just like oh I wanNA party so it ended up being like two or three Friends that I was like. Hey like this job kind of interested like can you tell me more about it And I'm GonNa talk on my advice horse real fast. And just say if you're asking your end goal is that you want somebody to maybe think about recommending you for job. Don't email them asking him for recommendation. Just I have found the most success in asking legitimate questions that I have and usually it will come up. They will either want to introduce you to. Somebody would be really good to talk to you about the role or they'll say. Hey wow you seem really passionate and you seem like a good fit. Like I'd love to recommend you so stepping off of my horse I had my friends John Finnigan actually say like said would. Would I not a hiring manager and his friend like I'm GonNa send all your stuff like he sent me and I will make sure that she sees it so that happened and I didn't hear anything from Jan Koller like three weeks wasn't excruciating. Three weeks and I get an tale from Blair who is the VP of development and branded. Don't quote me on that but I'm pretty sure that's his title and he's like Hey we would love to use you for shoot that we're doing It's or the Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie and you are going to like crane like her for a day. which was something I was really comfortable doing? And right right no totally. But I was like this is perfect like tomb. Raiders won the first game ever played. My Dad had a an original playstation. Now's the time then you're talking like way back to mater one I think tomb raider two was my first one which was ah back in the day right and so I'm like this is perfect. Lara Croft I love doing physical things like I can do this. I feel very comfortable data. Yeah so we shoot and again. I don't know I heard something. Probably a couple of days later like I send the follow up like hey thanks so much Latinity da Da da and they paid me like a freelancer wasn't like it was Really Hey do this interview shoot right. They were very ethical about it and they asked me like hey we applied for listening like a love to have you been a customer and Just to you know beat some of the team and it was like oh my gosh. This is actually happening. Isn't it so I do the test shoot and then at the test you they were like. Hey you know sports. Don't you know like yeah. That's it's kind of like my room. And they sent me to an overwatch. Collegiate Overwatch Championship in Arizona. So we did that out for them and then after that. They asked me if I wanted to cover overwatch stage. Two's finals so I keep getting getting all this freelance work from them. But I'm still buzzfeed at this point and I'm thinking like well does this mean that they like me and they WanNa hire me but if they did hire me why they just hire me now and eventually come April. That was when I got the call and they were like. Hey We'd love to bring you on It was interesting though because so so I started in April. And then Jackie Jing who's The other host WHO's in La started about a month. Later so Jackie's axes position was actually the position that I was interviewing for but it was mostly entertainment oriented. And that's obviously if you're this bar the podcast you know that's not my background And so we were like well. Here's the thing so we hired somebody for that role that you applied fight for but we really like you. We see your potential. You know you obviously are a little green and the hosting arenas love to have you on and you will be. Yeah kind of the face of our social media. I was like yeah totally. Like I'm game for that. And that never I mean I do do a lot of stuff for our so but that didn't necessarily materialize and Kinda just like the pieces fell into place and they found a way for me to be involved in a lot of the branded content. You know I was doing all the states shows and so yeah at then Alana less and I remember when she left I think then that a daily Fitch walks fix watcher for a long time. I'm trying to think it was something over the summer right. Yeah it was June or July and then they kind kinda gave me the call but it was funny because I was doing the daily on snapchat that started in August. I was GONNA ask about that daily. Fix Spin off like from La right yeah and and it was be covered. Such stories would overlap but it was just kind of made just not try in mind and kind of a social audience in mind and restart vertically that. Today is my favorite. That's my favorite project that I do at Jan like by by a very large margin I love the daily fix on snapchat. It only runs if it's it runs and seasons and the seasons are initiated by brand campaigns. So it's not always running but when it is it is my absolute favorite and so me and then the producer Nick woman. Both work on the daily snapchat ended differently six proper but so wanna let them like June. They just kind of had people in San Francisco filling filling in because there were a lot of resistance with like well are we gonNA move it to La or you didn't keep it in San Francisco like La have the bandwidth to like support a daily show because the team in La is really really small. There's a lot of sales people and then there's the entertainment team and then there's video team which like six people now I think So after those questions got answered they I started going to the compass. Here we are well you know what's funny about the daily show and I do a couple of a couple of of different audio shows and I do a lot of TV and like there's something about doing a daily show and you get into a routine and like the thing that you know like radio and podcasting. It's a little bit easier because your your face isn't there but like when you're like you really fixed that's a really hard thing to do a daily show because I mean there's some days as you wake up and you just know hey. This isn't a good day but you're doing a daily fixing you've gotta be like happy you gotta be excitable like you've got to be able to walk in no matter how bad your day's flip the switch And just be like glow you know what I mean. And that's gotta be tough so my secret. Is I watch vine compilation before we shoot every day that always but no matter what happened in the morning if I watched it buying compilation of usually like okay. I'm good we can do this. yeah I mean it's been really. I think it's been really helpful for me since like you know I've really only been hosting since last December I don't want to discount. How much streaming and being in front of the camera? Every day like helped me to get to this point but I've really only been formally hosting since December and so having every day. I'm in front of the camera and I'm reading prompter and I'm writing. A script co writing scripts ups that makes such a big difference for just like your confidence level for getting in that routine and while it is difficult like you said some days you know. I was super sick. Maybe two weeks ago and it was something where I was like. Oh I wasn't sick enough that it was very clear that it's like I can't do this. But it was something where you know you would probably go to work and slats and with your hair and. That wasn't really an option so I don't know I love. I love having a daily show and it's been really nice to have kind of like a micro community within our community that I can connect with because they see me every day or five weeks so you know talking about that. I mean I've just we've got a ton of fan questions like all kinds of stuff but you before we get to those. I do want to ask how the heck did this signature. Sydney pose rose with the foot up on the counter. How come to be? Because that's become your calling card on social media and everything else and like you start looking through and like people are like tagging you and stuff enough like doing your signature pose. It's become this thing now like I'm just watching it. It's like it's hilarious almost so okay. Let me first to say anyone who's ever taken a picture that pose and sent me a picture of it. I have so much love for you. Thank you so much like that just makes me so happy because again like what. I sat out when I started screaming. Not even wanting to necessarily do this as a career like was to build a community of like fun and positively and doc be really encompassed with it because it's just so ridiculous so despite what my social media might say like I really didn't like social media. Yeah before I started. You know it's it's Kinda integral our job right to have a presence on there and so I was trying to figure out something that was kind of not mine less. But you know he didn't have to think too hard so I was like okay. I'll take a picture of my outfit every day like I really like clothes. I really like fashion taking picture of easy easy but then I realized that I always get my foot in the shot and I'll say rick clothing items and so I was like well. What the heck? I spent all this money on shoes like the shoes. Make my outfit and you can't even see it. Well that's stupid so I went into the bathroom and I was like well. If I put my foot on this thing. Then you can see my shoe and that is how the sink. Southie was created so ridiculous because people are like. Oh really like like taking mere Selby's Mike actually. This is in spite of you taking yourself because I am showing off my shoe the healthy home so glad you asked about that. It's it's funny because like once in a while I. I don't know if it's like your instagram stories or something. Like you'll just like all of a sudden randomly like there'll be like five reposted shoe. Selfish people like pop updated on like this become thing. It's hilarious. Yeah I love it I love it. So we've got you know. I always said plan on forty five minutes. We got like a bunch of questions that have popped up here. We're on through like four or five of them. The biggest one. Yeah the biggest one here and this come from a couple of different people apple so basically geared around e sports and I know like your sports is your background. I've actually I. It's got so big like I've been asked because I've got a motor sports show. I've got this show that we talk gaming and a bunch of other stuff I've actually it's big enough. where PAT sponsors come in and say? Hey we you do an e sports show. That's even specifically kind of game like geared towards motor sports sports like Scott so big like I've got sponsors coming at me saying hey we want you to host a podcast just on racing sports and I'm like wow like if that niche is so big that it can support financially something like sports I think in the past just five years is just gone crazy. I mean where do you see the future of sports because I mean every single year Sydney. It's just like it's getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Yeah I mean I I love I love I love you so much. I think that the really interesting thing about sports is that kind of community and each game is its. It's owned sport like I know that's a stupid sentence saying it's like legal legends sport and so different like Elsia show different different than watching like apple which is over watches league right and so I am not gonNA act like. I'm an expert in the racing each sport ecosystem this dumb but I do think it's like it's so exciting and people are starting. The general public is starting to really become more warm warmed to the idea that it's like yes. This is washing people at the top level. Play these games at the top level and be real competitors right When I was at Red Bull we had a rebel has a high performance department? And what they do is they work. With athletes. East sports and more traditional athletes action sport athletes To help them optimize their performance. And I just remember we had what I think. It was optic gaming. We had them in there when I was there and they would offer things like they would have. They had this brain scan situation where they'd have to concentrate on the point and concentrate so hard they could move the point. And those are kind of like the training things and I I'm getting so off topic from the original to go like I'm interested so rolling. It's just it's just so exciting to see see that coming more acceptable in the mainstream though like ours dreamed on ESPN and on ABC. And like that to me is so exciting because it only means that there's a more people who are like Whoa. This is the thing. This is something that I can devote my life to and sponsors offers and brands are like. WOW WE WANNA get involved in this and where. There's more money not more opportunity to continue for it to grow and have bigger tournaments and bigger prize pools and more TV deals. And I just I find the whole thing so exciting because like I said I just use sports to me is just so fun and competitive and guys limited this point. Well I agree and I well positively online and in gaming and just in life and and I think there's a point like fifteen years ago where there was a lot of kids. You know fifteen twenty years ago into gaming and things like that and you know and they're going to school and it was like on your the nerd you're a game or like you know you were the Geeky one but now like they don't have to play football they can play sports and like I mean there's a platform for it. I mean you know and like like we said with social media and streaming and like you know what I mean you know like you said it major league gaming and everything else that I racing on the motor sports side. Like it's crazy that you know what I mean like these kids like to me. I think it's awesome because these kids. Now have an outlet of positivity you know what I mean and you can be a celebrity in this niche and and the people on the other side. That used is to make fun now. They're they're like. Oh well how do I like. I want to be a part of that too. You know and so I think we saw like full circle and I think that's so healthy. Though I I mean I completely agree. I think it's something where you know even if those stereotypes that are like Whoa. We'll your nerd. I don't want anything to do with us like you're a loser. Don't want all I think. At the end of the day it becomes this community and I'm not saying that sports communities are always. He's you know well. I guess the best way to phrase it as there are eastward communities that are toxic probably all of them have moments abducted toxicity right but people who they love games and now there's something that legitimizes that they can do that's legit. That's like hey I want to take this to the next. It's like I'm really good at this. My brother is ridiculously good a game. I mean he's not GonNa go into eastbound just because like he want to. I don't know that he could. But he's Super GonNa gain then it's cool to think that he could have no trained and really put an energy and at that would be a viable career option. I think that's exciting. Well and you know in the one thing I always uses it as you and I both know. FBI shooters and how good those people are. But I'm Mike if you ever really want to get an appreciation for something you completely don't understand you just know they're really good. It added you. Watch like professional starcraft players. I'm like it's just this day blows my mind. I'm like you don't even need to know what is going on. You just need to know that. They're good at what they're doing to. I mean if you've never if your listeners. Just don't totally understanding sports which I get like I totally empathize with that. Because if you've never been to an east sports competition in person it's hard to understand so when League of legends had worlds and the the finals were in L. A.. Actually took my parents which is so funny. Because you know I was talking any sports at the time. And they're like what in the world do you. I don't understand like how is this your job like like well. Let me take you two worlds and I will show you and it's like there's fire. There's straws I wanna say it up the status that they sold out the staple center quicker than delve it like. It was really special to share that with them. It's crazy so yeah. We got a ton of these questions coming in like okay so next one. This one actually is pretty solid and I want to chime in on this. But how how's it being a female in the video game industry and working native comments where they assume. You're not a Gamer. Smarter Gamer how can we get more female gamers in this industry and for you answer like I've gotta say like I've got a ten year old daughter. And she's like full-on Gamer. Like that's what she wants to do and she plays volleyball and stuff like that but like she's got this whole group. There's like this group group of ten year old girls here in town and like they literally have their own little Gamer girl group and they play online together as their own. Little like squad and like it's like to me it's like no oh boy allow like. Hey we're in like they're really good and I think it's hilarious. You know what I mean. I don't think it's hilarious but I think it's it's great. You know what I mean. But they feel it's their their thing they feel. Welcome there and you know what I mean like we belong. You know Yeah I mean I'll start with the top of that question which is kind of like how do I deal Or thank you. I'm glad that you believe that. I genuinely have interest in most but it's I mean I'm not GonNa lie it's been really really tough I think that I working in Games wasn't nearly as passes being in like on camera talking about Games But even before I was doing front of Camerawork my fair share of instances where I would be the person person in the room. Something I'd give my opinion on you earn my suggestion on like where we should take things and it's cost over because I was personally. Yeah that's a question and it sucks like that's there's no way around it like it's just it's not great I think that as there's more women in Games it's kind of like an exponential compounding effect where you know young girls like your daughters see women working in game and they're like wow. This is something I can do. But also as there's more women in Games you're like wow this is something that I feel comfortable doing Because it it. It's tough to be the only woman in a boardroom. Right and so. It's exciting because I think within games. There's just a really awesome community of women who working gain who keep in touch and feel like they can talk to each other when there's issues and get advice on things and there's just like such great mentorship so there's like part one part two. I would say that like I never realized this has been a huge. He's growing experience for me being front of camera and having people kind of critique literally everything I do oh you wear crop tops so you clearly. You don't know what you're talking about. which is something that has been set to me more people time and I have had to ruin the work inside of me and really league like well? Why do I need this allegation from people who you know? They're like they clearly have their own issues. If they feel like they they need to be this negative on the Internet right and it's not something that I'm great about something. That hasn't really grateful for kind kind of that personal growth to find the confidence in myself. And it's like well I I do love games and I don't really need to prove it like I've a bit enough getting the job that I have and working at the end. I don't really need to put any stock in the fact that people online to believe. I believe that I love Games as much as I do. which is a hard thing and I some days? I'm like yeah I'm like hey if I look at the comments I'm like Christ so maybe we don't do that today right Just build a tough skin and I wish there was a better answer to it but you like I is that I try to lean on the fact that I'm really grateful that I'm having this personal growth because I think that even if it's not people online even if it's people like that how you interact with at the coffee shop and realizing that I don't need to put as much stock into or any stock into what people are thinking of me. If I truly believe that I am who I am. And then the third part of the question was about how to get more women gaming. Is that correct. Yeah Yeah Yeah. How do you think you know I think we you know you've kind of touched on it but it was more you know how to? How do we cultivate more female gamers? You know what I mean coming in and things like that but I think like you said they see powerful powerful females in this industry like yourself you know what I mean and they they see that in. It's like you know I I think it's a welcoming sign for them. You know yeah and I would encourage any like if I mean honestly if anybody's interested in getting into gaming period regardless of like what gender you identify with just reach out to people who you look up to because more often than not. They'd be happy to give you advice or give experiences that will hopefully help you. But I stay you know persevere and try. It's so much easier said than done but try not to let negative experiences. Negative words affect the fact that this is what you WanNa do and you can totally do it so looking at twenty nineteen this this another question that we got. What are you looking forward to in two thousand nineteen what games? What Kind of trends do you. Do you think you will see in twenty nine thousand nine. I mean what's got you stoked on Twenty Twenty nineteen seventy well off the bat. I'm pretty sure the POKEMON RPG switch is cokie. Come Out yes. I'm very excited. Paid for that I like cooking. Let's go but I am for main line cooking on our G on switch 'cause I love my sledge And then I would say hopefully looking forward to a persona five announcement coming to switch again. I've played it yet. Yeah I don't have a PS four. I've got A. I've got a switch in an xbox and so I I was like do I buy A. Ps Four strictly to you. Get Persona because I absolutely loved the previous the previous in I played. Yeah for but I was like I saw possibly come into switch and I'm like yeah we're GONNA. Hey Dave right well. My thing is so if I'm home and I'm with like a console like playstation or my xbox. I'm probably playing saying something like a online shooter that that's just like how I connect with friends and the tabloids team and that's what I enjoy doing and so I pretty much only play. RPG's if I'm on on the road and so- persona come into switch would be very convenient for my playing habit. And that and the other one that I'm really excited about about Is like a destiny player. I am excited to see well. I guess I'm not excited to see destiny without like iron man destiny. I think as people are calling it but I got to play some of it at three and it feels good. It's super intuitive. It was. It's really cooperative. And I don't know I'm excited for it. In super excited about a franchise like a new. Ip Awhile so hopefully it lived up to expectation. You think we're going to see. What do you think this is a hard prediction? Because everybody says what's going to be the next such and such you know but I look at you know literally the last year ear to the game the second the industry by storm was fortnight right. Nobody saw nobody saw that coming. And now it's literally I mean you go to like any anywhere and it's is there you know what I mean like you. You know it's easy. I mean it's like what do you see could be the next fortnight. But you can't even say that at this point but it's like because you can't predict things like that you know. Yeah Yeah I mean. I don't know I think that like Battle Royale is such an interesting case. Study because it. It reminds me of kind of win. Capture the flag came into like the multi-player market game. It was like Whoa. It's crap and if you're doing this thing mazing I love of it and all these games adopted it like I played it played. CTX On in Halo probably thousands of times and So I don't know that it needs to be a full like new IP. But I think that now you know it started the game mode road and so I don't know maybe we see new innovative game mode that turns into something big enough that it can't support zone. Ip similar to what. Yeah I think I'm but I'm hoping E.. Three we hear more about what I'm excited about your massive Halo Fan. I wish solit- into this show because I guarantee we're number up there now. I Love Halo Two so I'm just just giving your time at this point so so so that being said what what are you playing right now. Holidays coming up. I know this is GonNa drop actually right before right before the holidays. I gotta ask Hugh I will tell you. I've got a brand new copy smash brothers steal sealed that I have not opened yet. Strictly because I've been saving for the holidays. But what are you playing over the holidays. But I I'm excited for you because mashes great I am probably gonNA keep playing a Lotta calls duty. That's what I've been playing but I've been playing mostly bull type player but last week I started black out a little bit more because I had a full squad and it is so fun I. I'm very skeptical battery out Fan because I'm kind of crash at it I'm very much a big fan of like close quarters shooters so being on such a big map makes extremely uncomfortable. And I have no idea like strategically Lee how to move about it so I'll probably try to get better at blackout. I'm playing through kingdom hearts right now. I'm never played them before. Because after my dad's ads playstation I never had a playstation family So I miss out on all those. I'm really excited about kingdom hearts three. I'm a huge Disney fan so I will probably try my best to power through kingdom hearts one point five and two point five. I started one point five last week and I sung some but it looks like it's going to be a lot of late nights. I WANNA finish before three drops in January. See that's one thing. I'm actually a big actually. I was when I I was younger. I was never much of an RPG player. I'll be honest but as I've got older and I travel now a lot with TV and things like that so like RPG's like you you said it's been one of those things I can take on the road with me because you don't necessarily have to be online and things like that so I've really started sinking. RPG's that I can clock eighty to one hundred hours in. You know what I mean. Just kill time and flights and travel but kingdom hearts is the one series. I've never touched and it's not that I haven't wanted to for one reason or another. It's just I've never picked up a copy so I'm kind of anxious to see how you'd like in the series just because it's something. Yeah I'm really excited about it. And I love the like the fan base and so passionate ask Gotcha where I took people who were turned away from the demo line and we got to take them to the front of the line to play the game for the first time and just hang out with that fan base there so passionate so excited that like I wanna be a part of that and honestly the story of Tino it was just bonkers like what is happening there. Seora then you have like goofy and Donald Gear like what is happening like. How did this happen? How are you allowed to do this like what is happening? So I'm excited to get more into kind of the bonkers. Nature of the game bonkers is good and gaming aiming generally so well. I appreciate the time Sydney. I know we're a little over an hour now. I mean I feel like I've got outta million questions. I'm sure this could be like two and a half hour podcasts. At some point so I don't know we'll see how the first one goes maybe we'll have earmarked this down the road for For a second version. 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