17 Episode results for "Sparky"

PHONE SCAM Pizza by the Slice

Mojo In The Morning

03:40 min | 2 weeks ago

PHONE SCAM Pizza by the Slice

"In the morning your home of the world famous phones games. How you doing. And i want to order pizza. Got your ad that says at peace. Anyway i wanted chesser. What's it matter and picking the thing up you picking it up. Yeah okay so. I didn't know that. Okay it's a large pizza lies pete mushroom prices. Since you want from me for you. But i can't make slices. I wanna hold pizza. I know you wanna hold beats up. I can defy into slices female. Each slice is topping. We don't do that but the ad in the mail says pizza any way. I want it okay. So but i don't do that. This is the way we do with over here. Half-and-half have a nice day. Okay if you're not familiar with. Hey i think we got disconnected is placing an ad for okay. So listen to me okay. I told you the way we make the pizza over here. Okay right if you wanna like that just okay just order pizza if you don't want it to waste my time because i'm busy. There's launch our camp preparing for that. But you're being very rude. i'm just trying to order. Thank you so much okay. Well the half and a half. I'm making for you half and half. You wanted slices. We don't do slices different top. You can't just put the toppings on one slice. No i can't do that This is crazy. Then why would you put in the ad pizza. Any way i want it. This is any way you want it. Is there a manager there. Talk to listen to me. Okay listen to me you want pizza or you want to waste my time saying all right stromboli right okay. Bye hey sparky. I think we got off on the wrong foot. Okay so I told you. I told you the rules. We make it over here. I can do something. Because i don't own the store. Okay right and you know. I work here. And that's why that's that's that's how it works. Okay so if. I make the way you like. I get yelled i. You know i that. I mean because ad says pizza anyway i wanted and if if you're not familiar with the advertisement oven i swear got idle. No nothing about this ad right. How you like your pizza. I like it all different ways. I like one piece with mushroom and pepperoni one slice with peppers onions and ham one slice of sauce. That plea absolutely. I cannot do that. Do you read that for you. No no no no. i don't either. I don't know nothing about that. And i wanna know nothing about but it says thirty minutes or less. We guarantee a hot steamy sir. Yes i'm you know. I'm preparing for lunch. You are listening you on my time. You're not getting this beats adamy found thing. Hey i apologize and be honest with you this bike for mojo in the morning. You just been phone scam. Hey how're you doing. You've been phone. Scammed guys really going for a while. Anyway you scan your home of the phone scams. This is mojo in the morning show. You just been phone scam. His he's morning.

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What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

What If World

16:18 min | 2 months ago

What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

"What if world is supported by our sponsors and by listeners. Like you on patriot grownups. It's the guilt and goblins crew here to tell you about anchor. Easiest way to make our podcast which is record. I killed in goblins episodes on there for free. And it's got creation tools that allow us to edit right from our phone or computer anchor will distribute europe. I for you so it can be heard on spotify. I guess and many more places. Predecessor littlest really's zach. This did you know you could make money from your point with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need to make a podcast in one place dow or go to anchor dot. Fm get started. Now we got it next week will be what if world's two hundredth episode. But there's been a lot of stuff in the news lately that made me wanna replay a story. That's very dear to my heart. Some flying laser puppies. I hope you enjoy it. And we'll be back next week with brand new episode if travel back inside welcome. Hey there folks in welcome back to what if world the show where you are questions and ideas inspire off the cuff stories. I mr eric your host. And today we're back with a full episode and question from obi prompting irby and i like Happy and my question is were there. Poppy legalize in day could fly. What a great question. I've been lucky enough to have dogs. Most of my life and there are a lot of responsibility. I can't imagine having one that can fire lasers and fly clearly. Don't have ob's magoni pd the pirate. What are you doing here. I'm here to thank gooby. I always think the question giver but also happens to be. Oh this must be our monthly patriots story. make sure your don't start without fake potty. Yes thank you zealand. Another patron indeed. Be rude if you did not think amalia as when i fairly is okay thank you zealand amalia. Ob you're gonna have to thank pilar. Our i start the story without thank and carmen and low. Okay thank you. Pilar carmen lou. I'm very grateful to your tools and you and only what a great question you gave us to. And have you all gotten to thank odysseus. How you're right. We almost forgot to bank odysseus. Thank you to all of my patrons and thanks to all of my listeners. to now it's time to get to the story. So can you clear out of the studio hard flew right into mitarai corner out quit. You fox's pd. I sometimes fussing healthy all right bye for now. I know some of you will end up in this week story though. What if puppies had laser is and could fly once upon a quiet morning papa. Lou sipping coffee men reading his newspaper when dad. Boy zack z. Came barreling down the stairs and dren right dad. We wanna flying laser poetic me please. Can we please please lang laser puppy boy now. Don't you already have a benevolent that monster. They'd lives in your closet. I add adult. We already live in a rocket house. Obviously dad well and what do you need a flying laser puppy four. Oh we were watching grandpa's on tape. Anna why keep those things. I thought they were cool yet. There should be more laser puppies on. Tv's okay we have one jor of lying laser buppies. Were around. When i was a kid. But that's not fair. Why did you get to have a flying laser puppy and we didn't well let me tell you story. Hot data is going to be a flashback. Little piece of advice you talk to your father. You better expect a flashback. I was sitting in front of the tv watching my favorite show. Lula lays all ask you a question. Do you feel that guy. A flying laser dog. Well do you punk. We will return to your favourite show. We'll laser battle after these brief messages. Do i'm i'm offering flying aces. Duck obedience essence. It's memphis jump but shootout call five five as our dot scribbled down the number and ran to my mother motherland. I asked for flag laser. Dog lessons lying sir. Doug you will bowl. Roof off of house sat only happens in the movies. Flying laser tongues only for grown ups. Louis louis we. Who's louis name kids. You've got papa louis my real name Ordina motherland really talk like that. Yeah i think so. I don't know it. Sounds like kind of a sloppy accent. While everybody's a critic so that was played with my mother all please all please let good motherland. Everyone has flight laser. Book yet. moldovan dc. But i know. I could be a good dog owner bell. You'll that you come with me to flying love bog museum who still want lace our dog after we can come museum. Take on leave. So what are you. Know that. Deal and i did. Every kid least favorite thing to do in the whole wide world. I went to a museum. I like museums wells up. Kids don't but when. I got to the museum. Oh my mother's plan started backfire right off. The bat they were kids pretended a big old stuff. Laser dog toys and little still not know the serious nab. Another kids hung from flying laser. Dogs statues suspended in the sky. Bob hey gov like laser dog statue please. But you haven't read the book year fluid. I love reading while sub. Kids don't bother. Could i just please get to the flag laser puppy so we passed by the book. The book full names beige after page. And everybody's walking by and seem to shake their heads for some reason over here. We have all this live. Eglise our own body. The pirate curator before he retired laser and layer floating before me over a singer. Doled cushion wasn't even older dog. Old lasers losing his ice eight so the worst is lasers can do with singer button. I that's not a laser. Poppy client these history. Maverick was wounded. I and snapping pictures. Old dog just floated their by learn puppy lasers and wealth kids. I'm not proud of this. But i reached up to that. Floating dog grabbed. The only thing i could is scraggly old pale. I gave it a yank and out of that. Old dogs is smoked. Little readily and jared off. All it did was singer button and the button on the case containing on the last laser puppy pills and gins. I'm not proud of this either. But i snatched up that pill before it could even bounce on the ground here we have one of the last laser puppy oh dear and potty the pirate curator was all and it easy but as party the byron panicked. I pop that puppy pill right in my pocket. Okay if anyone decides that puppy pill please be very careful. If you give it to a puppy they'll become a flying laser puppy and you can turn them back. Louisville must look for the little puppy. Bill said my mother but of course we didn't find it. I got home. But i put in my dad's old tapes again lola lane. He's a battle of laser about all. I love watching. Those old tapes may be thinking my dad how much he loved his own laser puppy so that i found sparky sleeping on the couch in den as usual copier sparky got little trite and that exciting little up wiggled on over and let that laser puppy bill right out of my hand tattooed. Didn't well kids come curious. I'm not that curious. Oh of course you are. Every gets curious. I thought maybe i give them an old flight laser puppy pill and he was just having a stomach ache that i heard it. I couldn't see anything where sparky's tail used to be because tailored started whipping around so fast it was like a propeller and lifted him. Right into the sparky didn't seem so happy. It's okay boy gimme your pause and sparking reached out with his two paws that i grabbed hold and then suddenly zoom liberty. Dudas zipped day says that anymore. Well then i went zooming around zip zap. that's cool. I not even improvisers as accepts op anymore. While i was flying around. Bush doesn't matter. I was flying for off and sparky was starting to get the. Hey okay sparky can. I just climb up on your and sparky gently jumped down on the back of my shirt and waits to be up on his back at. We were flying around my living room. Kids i'd never had so much fun in my whole life. But what about the lasers. The laser's before sparky knew what he was doing. He blinked out a little laser. There's lucky i said by bubby buddy. Didn't know how to watch a bigger blast gave out that time suddenly motherland us. Favourite curtains were on fire. Margate lobby the out. Get get the fire extinguisher by jumped off. Sparky's landed on the couch came up from a role and made it into the kitchen. Just as i heard another on though although although although i grabbed the fire extinguisher and pulled the pin just like my dad taught me ran back into the room to put out the curse barking. No one else save it would all the lasting lasers it's is sparky flew down next to me lay on the floor and put his cute little paws over his is put out. The fire but extinguishers are loud. We lived in a little apartment. Your grandmother's room was right. Next door vortices have lesser flying thug. In-house barky howled. Lifted his head up towards the ceiling and Yeah he blew my roof off. Louis you are in so much trouble motherland this and but she didn't see matt in fact that was one of the only times i ever saw her cry. Go lewd if you book. She was hugging me. Like i didn't have ribs gives me like inev- cheekbones man wanted sparking in a in a mask over his eyes this day. I don't know how she got it on them so fast. Well anyway. i had a lot of cleaning up to do after that. You blow off real. You'll pay off and after all those hugs and kisses. Mother got a little. Tough bad has for sparky farris want as much like flying. Laser dog said a young fairly adder. First job grown sparky. And i was there holding his latian garrone and right beside him awake at the blast or laser dogs today. I know of hair. He trains for life with his wand. Just as a flying laser dog owner must trade with the. Please hoping your head pokes to page one thousand. Thirty three rudiments of flying. Lisa talks safety. Cocoa removal earn park. You ever get to fly again. Most sure but i was too big to of lyon by that. Did you ever get a blast. Bad guys like at your dad's old show. No thank goodness. No all the best times i ever had with old sparky or about ten years later when island work so well and he didn't need aware those goggles anymore. We just got to be my dog again. Papa was holding an old picture of sparky the last flying laser dog. He hovered above their old couch with his propeller tale that two people sitting behind the dock. One was probably papa lou as a young man and the other must have been motherland has an old woman but it was hard to tell with big flying dog right in front of them. I miss them cried papa. Blue and his kids give them a big hug. So kids and i'd love to give you a flying laser doug. I'm afraid there just aren't anymore. It's okay sounds like a lot of work. A lotta responsibility. While you know what i learned why lasers are better off left him. Make believe papa. Lou wiped away a tear. Put down the picture of his mother and his dog. Besides soon needs of lying upi. What you can have a flag papa lou though my wings working anymore how blue why do i need my propeller title of mobile. You don't have a tail now. Maybe you're going to be my dale eggs. Easy makes the well ob. I hope he was like your story. Didn't appear in afro. We answered your question. Made think that story needed some beatty's retrial. Pd have you been here. This whole time. No no no. I was sitting back here. 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519: Handle Papers Like a Pro, with David Sparks

Coaching for Leaders

39:02 min | 2 months ago

519: Handle Papers Like a Pro, with David Sparks

"Papers and files are hard enough to manage as an individual but in addition leaders get inundated with tons of paperwork from others both hard copies and digital on this episode. The key steps to handle your papers like appro. This is coaching for leaders episode. Five hundred nineteen produced by innovate learning maximizing human potential readings to you from orange county california. This is coaching for leaders. And i'm your host. Dave stanhope you leaders are born. They're made in this weekly show. Helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. I'm reminded almost daily. That leaders need to have a broad skill set in order to do their jobs. Well and that means the people skills we talk about on the show. It means being effective coaches. It means being able to give feedback and yes. It also means being able to handle technology. Well and technology is something that is a part of all of our work these days and being able to handle our papers the information coming at us and being able to access it when we need it and share it with others is so critical to our success as leaders. Today i'm glad to welcome an expert back to the show who's going to help us to really get more effective at managing our papers but not only just managing them helping them to really work for us. I'm so pleased to welcome back. David sparks to the show. He speaks and writes about how to use technology to be more productive. David is a pass speaker at macworld and a regular faculty member for the american bar. Association's tech show. David has published numerous books and videos on how to use technology. Including the max sparky field guide series includes videos and books on managing email going paperless and how to make a winning presentation. David is also the co host of the popular mac. Power users automakers and focused podcasts. When not speaking and writing about technology he is a business attorney. Right here in my backyard and orange county california david. Welcome back to the show thanks. It's real nice coming back. I have been learning from you so much over the years which maybe say more about in a bit but before we get into some of the practical things we can do around managing her papers. I i'm sort of curious. What got you started down this journey. Because you've been writing and teaching people about managing their papers well for almost a decade. Now i you know. I have always been a nerd. I mean it just. I remember so. I'm in my fifties now. I remember when as a kid getting a mechanical calculator you would stick a pin in it and slide the numbers and it would have little tumblers in it and i mean so from the beginning. I've anything technology related has fascinated me. And that's just always been a running through my life and i'm a small firm attorney but i did a lot of cases or do a lot of the big firms and the advantage have i've always felt like was the tactical use of technology understanding how it works making it work for me can allow me to be way more productive. So that's just always been a thing for me. And you know. I just kind of stumbled into mac. Sparky it it. Was you know one of those wonderful things that happens in life once in a while where a passion that you have turns into a thing and somebody in australia. A marketing podcast. I don't remember the name of now. They did a whole episode on me. How i they looked at how i spoke at the bar association that i wrote some books and i did these podcasts. And the they traced. How i plotted and strategized turning my hair quotes your brand into something and i had to laugh because i didn't plant anything. It's just kind of happened you know. It's so funny where life takes us sometimes and sometimes looks like a straight line to the outside observer but then when we look at our own career journeys. It's it's actually tumbled mass. I started in aerospace engineering. And somehow that turned into law in it also turned into this nerd side hustle so it is a strange time. But i've had a great time my whole life so i i really can't complain well. I am so grateful for your work. I was thinking about this this week. As i was preparing for our conversation that there's a lot of things in life i feel like i'm pretty mediocre at one of the things that i've really developed a superpower is making technology work for me for our business and i really have probably you to over that over the last ten years. There's no single person that's influenced my thinking and helped me leverage technology more than you. So i'm super grateful that you've gone down this journey of in your work with the world and today i really love to share some of your thinking on how to really get control of our papers because it's really helped me a lot since you've been working on this over the years and changing my workflow and i think it will help a lot of other folks too and when you enter into the space of trying to help people think about papers and what to do with documents and file management. What's the outcome that you're wanting for people sanity. Honestly i mean me being a business lawyer telling people how to go. Paperless is almost like a bartender. Giving you advice on how to stop drinking my profession in particular is horrible about generating paper and will really got me interested in it was looking at the tremendous amount of waste and paper floating around in a law office and thinking that there has to be a better way and one of the big problems with paperless for the longest time and i think a lot of people still have this misguided notion that in order to go paperless you have to buy a twenty thousand dollars software package and train all your staff you know and do well. It's not that hard you know. People make it harder than they than it should be in. Then there's a bunch of vendors out there getting rich or you know. I guess running their businesses by making it sound like a hard problem and it really. Isn't that hard there. There is a really big mental obstacle. I think for a lot of us when we think about getting better with organizing our papers and i can speak to that in that i went through that i think it was nine years ago. Or so. you published the first edition of your paperless book. And i read the book and i looked behind me in my office at all of the file cabinets that have been there on papers and tax returns and documents that i had saved over the years and i had this thought of. There's no way. I can spend days of my life going through and scanning all this paper and getting it all organized into a digital system or hiring someone to do that. That's just not going to ever happen. And then i don't know if it was something you wrote or came to this conclusion myself but at some point i got to thinking about that You know there's that quote of best time to plant a tree twenty years ago. Second best time is today. There's a chinese proverb in. I think i quoted once a day. It's just so good. Probably picked it up for you. And i thought to myself. I don't need to figure out the last ten twenty years of paper collection. I've been doing but if i just started today of documenting scanning getting things digital from this point forward that would be huge and i did that nine ten years ago and today there's literally no paper in my life. Everything is now all the the file cabinets are still there but now i could actually throw them almost everything because i just started to do it as a practice. That's my invitation of folks today to that. If you've been doing something one way that hasn't been working for you. That may be might consider just taking that first step. You can really start from anywhere. Yeah i mean this. Email has the same overwhelm issue. Or you're like there's so much backlog that i don't know where to start but but all these problems if you say well let's saul today. You can always decide to go back. You know prior later or not but don't let that backlogged the blockage of of solving a problem today so there's four key principles that you've outlined on helping people to get control of their documents and paper and files and i thought it might be helpful for us to walk through them and really get a sense of where we can start with this and the four steps are capture process edit and share and up. So let's start with capturing and may be defined that a bit of when you think about capture. What does that. What does that look like. And sound like i mean. We'll capture is taking paper and turn it into one zero on your computer but it's more than that. Everybody has paper that they want to scan but a capture system actually has two components to it not only are you capturing the physical paper you're also capturing the digital paper like a very common problem is email where you get an email from somebody and it's a transactional email. Somebody wants to confirm an order or do something where you want to keep this email as a archival document you have to understand how to turn an email into a pdf anything on your computer. Ultimately you're gonna paperless system should be turned into. Pdf's we've got to figure that out but you've also got gotta deal with the mechanical part of. I've got this piece of paper. How am i going to get it into a paperless system and you talked about my first edition of the course. I heavily recommended documents. Kennex which are amazing technology. I still recommend them. But you know got four hundred dollar piece of equipment that can scan documents. And that's that's up. There built for however in the years since i released that first edition these apps have developed. Now where and the cameras in the iphone or the android. Whatever phone you've got. They've got amazing cameras in them. So now there's a whole ecosystem of apps where you can just take a picture of a document with your phone and it's going to automatically put the edges around it and turn it into pdf. Some of them will even perform optical character recognition so recognize the words in the document and now the barrier to entry is in four hundred dollars. It's you know a ten dollar app. Yeah it's really remarkable. How much that's changed just last few years to the point where you almost don't need a document scanner anymore and actually before even i want to ask you about some of the apps and what what's good these days but before even going there told me a little bit more about the pdf format. Because i think a lot of us historically like if there's an email we need to save. We put it in the archive folder. If there's a word doc that comes in with the receipt an invoice we save it somewhere and our file system but you you recommend getting something in new pdf. What's the advantage of that. I mean it's i mean it's the portable document format. It's the winner there. There were a bunch of competing formats fifteen twenty years ago when this started out. You know you may remember the tiff. Ti of f f format and some other ones but adobe came out with pdf and then they did a really smart thing they open sourced it so other people could write to address the pdf format on the macintosh. If you hit the print button. There's actually a separate but they're allows you to save anything you could print on the mac two. Pdf and windows has similar functions as well now so you've got the ability to generate. Pdf's out of anything and that is a digital document it is creating an image of the document whereas if you save an email you're saving the email file it's gonna link back the email there are some advantages to that but you which really want is you know the digital equivalent of the print out version of that and that's why. Npf is the universal format. I feel like you know you're also buying yourself future-proof access to a pdf when you turn turns into a pdf if you if you put a Ah dry full of pdf images. Shoot it out into space and find it in two hundred years. I'm guessing a computer in two hundred years. We'll be able to read it because pdf Stat universal whereas if you've got some unique email format you know. Every email app is a little different. I'm not so sure somebody will be able to read that. So i i like the archival nature of it. But i also like the permanent nature pedia as really kind of a no brainer when you are thinking about creating and particularly the apps that capture documents. Now what do you like. What's good out there that you'd recommend there's several apps on iphone. I think the one that. I would probably recommend if you were to get one. Be scanner perot from riedel. It is an excellent application. Does a great job of what they call edge detection so if you take a picture of a document on your desk it's going to remove everything except the document it has built in optical character recognition. So it'll go through and pull the words out so you can search it and they have these great little workflows built in so you can say when i scan this. Send a copy to my accountant and give it this name and put it in this folder so it does a lot of the like busy work for you when you're in a small device that's released so nobody wants to be like typing and things like that with their thumbs on their phone you said character recognition and i think some people know a lot about that and a lot of people. Don't sure what's so important about that. It just it makes the document searchable and just to give you an example as a lawyer in we've got these litigation cases where we'll have thirty boxes of documents and were looking for the littoral needle in a haystack and if you scan those documents without ocr optical character recognition. They're just dumb pictures to the computer. It could be a bunch of words or it could be a picture of about it. Wouldn't know any different but once you add cr to it then. All the words are indexed to documents. Then you can actually performed searches on them and if your listeners are thinking about. Ocr of ten years ago. Don't i mean it used to be a big headache to apply optical character recognition to a document that the software wasn't very good and then after did the review would literally open the document and we'd go through words that it wasn't sure what they were and ask you to type them in so it could get it right that obviously computers are a lot more powerful now and even just that little computer in your pocket can can run circles around. A pc of you know even five years ago so the oc are now is done on board. There's no user interaction and it really. It adds almost no sized to the imaging at odds texting the image. But it doesn't really take a lot more space in the file size. I recommend everybody. Oc are every document that they scan because just think about sitting your computer and searching the computer for a document and finding the needle in the haystack. The technology behind this is really remarkable. End this is ben. Power tip that. I've snagged from you over the years in being able to on my mac to run a search and because all the pdf's our yard. I can type a search term and it literally finds words inside documents. So even if i don't know the title of the document name or when it was if i just search for the term it'll it'll pull things up. It's really amazing. Yeah it's great extra huge difference. Well this takes us into processing. Which is once you've got the document captured in some way. A do you actually do with it and one of the things that you have. I've seen you use over. The years is something you call an action folder. And i'm wondering if you could tell me a bit about the logic behind using something like that. Yeah well i mean there's two there's two procedures here. Capture is the manual labor capture. You can do it or if you've got an assistant they can do it for you. It's not something that requires direct interaction. You know but then the second piece of it is organizing it which requires you to make decisions. And i don't necessarily do those things at the same time. Usually what i do with my paper is i. Let it accumulate. During the week. I read it as it comes in but then on the weekend i sit up a document scanner to scan everything and then organize it at the same time and what i do is i dump it into a folder. Us apple technology. So i have foldable action on my mac and then there is an app on the mac that really is not matched on the pc unfortunately called hazel. That does a lot of the filing for me but that organization step is that process of getting it in the action folder and by having an action folder. I've got one place. I can go to see everything that's been scanned so you could then have your have hazel in your case and is that too. It's a really amazing up a go through and do some of that automatically or if you didn't have an app that you've at least got one place then you can take those documents and then decide you're going to do something with them either. Fire them in a folder system. Tag them or something like that exactly. That's also another thing. I do at that step is i have. I think a paperless system. It's very critical that you have a navy naming convention so you got figure out how you're going to name your documents scanners generally don't do a good job of naming documents so i recommend in a coming together with some sort of way to name the documents that you understand so as you accumulate. Thousands of documents. It's easier to find them and understand what the name means. I think i picked this tip up from you a while back and it has changed my digital life because i have a rule system in my head for exactly how i name single document and it and it is whoever the documents from the organization and then dash the kind of document and dash the date. And i've been doing that for years and it's really easy to to then search for anything i'm looking for if i'm looking for an electric bill or if i'm looking for a mortgage statement or if i'm looking for a client record xactly the syntax because i've been consistent with it for so long. It's a little thing but done over time. It's so effective at being able to find things and the trick to that is finding the one that makes sense to you like so you understand your naming convention and you can use it very well. I i give advice on how to pick one but you know i think everybody ultimately has to come up with their own and this is something that once you implement it it needs to be down the board. Like if you've got people that work for you they need to understand. Use the same naming convention but Without that You just get these folders of documents with all these different style of names and you don't know what to what i think. This is one of those things that almost nobody thinks about consciously or if they do they're twenty years in on having named things all kinds of different names or people have sent them documents with the naming system that they're not using when you are teaching people how to do this winter. Some of the key things you'd recommend when thinking about how to name files. I think the idea of a day in a name makes a lot of sense. Even though your computer will assign a date when the file is created that don that does not necessarily reflect the date that that's in the document you know sometimes months or weeks ago by before it actually gets scanned so having a date in their makes a lot of sense. I think you know having a noun and a verb makes a lotta sense in your case you've got the person or the entity and the type which in my head. I'll call those noun and a verb. I think both of those make a lot of sense in name. One thing i also add to them like signed a lawyer. I do a lot of document revisions so we have multiple versions of document. I was put in parentheses if you have multiple versions rather than you know. Version one version two version. Final all those things that never make any sense really. I just put parentheses with initials and date so like if i revise it on february five. It'll say de apprentice. Cdw twenty twenty one dash zero two zero five close peran which i guess i should explain. I also use the standard per dates. That goes year with four digits month with two digits day with two digit so few you put them next to each other. You can kind of organize them by date. Yeah it's really simple but powerful because you can order by date. It's obvious then. What is the most recent version but you also get away from that people. Do the version systems like. Oh this is version one. This is version three. And it's like well. When was that we did that. But the the data it just solves all that problem and it's really clean. Yeah the one that was cracks me up his final. Because i can tell you every time you think its final. It's not final so you end up with like final final or final final final or version. It's like it. Just read these names and you just want to bang your head against the window. Yeah yeah if you just use the date that just solves all those problems so it would all be a lot easier if we never interacted with anyone else with our files but of course we do interact a lot Especially folks are listening community and There are some really powerful tools to do this. Well and i know you have used microsoft word for years as do many in our audience when thinking about editing and sharing documents with people a one of the power features in word is track changes and i realized that there's a lot of people that don't necessarily even if they know what it is they haven't really understood how to use it while i'm wondering if you could share how that works for you and just some places to get started with it. Sure i do a lot of transactional law. So i do a lot of contracts or clients and negotiate contracts with lawyers all the time and that is the sign could transactional lawyers when they have track. Changes on every version is fully tracked. So when you send the document to the other side they can see exactly what you changed and the way it works is in microsoft word. There's a button track changes in what you turn it. Every time you make a change of that document and it depends on display settings. You're going to see some indication of what you change. What did you delete. What did you add. Did you add highlighting. Any change. You make is going to show up and then once you share that document with somebody they have the ability to go through and just cycle through tracks changes and this is especially important on big documents sometimes some of the transactional documents i'm working on are like a hundred pages and i need to be able to know that i can not have to read that document critically every time. There's a new version. I want to be able to just go through the changes. That have occurred since the last time i read it. And that's what with track-changes gives you as you go through those track changes you can accept them or decline them or comment on them. But that it's just the way that transactional attorneys negotiate agreements. And there's a lot of other uses for this as well like if you have someone that does edits on your document. And they track changes like i. I write books. For the max sparky stuff and my editor tracks changes. And then i can see what she did. And if i don't like something. I can accept it or decline but it's just an easy way to have multiple people working on the same document and it's it's really not that difficult for things like this but both google box pages have options as well. Our invitation to you would be if you're if you're doing document review with multiple parties and you've never checked out track changes or suggestions on google docs and gotten into that a bit. I think it's worth spending fifteen minutes like opening up a demo document. Someone just trying that out or with a friend of because it's a bit of an investment just to try it but save so much time code. I mean hours of your life every week. Especially if you do a lot of it like you do. Yeah i would. Actually there's a couple of things. I would do with word if you use word a lot and what i did in my my law practices i would buy lunch for the staff once every month or two and we'd go over a feature that i want them to us and the big ones in word are track changes and in styles as well like styles where you have had in one heading to and body style for documents where it automatically sets the formatting and the numbering and everything so you don't have to go and manually set that for every new paragraph and then. I think i'd also recommend looking a little bit into keyboard shortcuts to you can be so much more efficient with that app if you understand to some of the basic keyboard shortcuts for someone who liked to get better at that or maybe they are good themselves like you but wants to teach their staff how to do better. Do you know of a good resource for just some of the word one. Oh one power tips on getting better at. Yes i would recommend just getting lynda dot com account o linked it learning nailing and learning it but it was started as a feudal linda. Land dot com. I think is so points to it. But the They've got a lot of great like explainer basic videos on co like excel and word and things like that they also go deep down the rabbit hole. I mean but but those would be good videos to just show your staff. I think to kind of bring them up to speed. But you need to watch him. I you need to fully understand them. You can't ask your Your soldiers do something. You're not willing to do yourself. Some organizations have really good systems for sharing files and document management. A lot. don't necessarily or it's up to individual teams and managers to figure that out when you think about sharing documents after you've done some of the annotation would you find generally works as a good practice. This is something where. I tried to adapt to the audience. So whenever whoever i'm working with. I find out what they've used. Historically and i just use that and i have an i cloud accounts in dropbox accounts and all of you know all the usual suspects and whatever that person understands is the one i use. I don't try and get them to kind of come to me. I go to them when it comes sharing anything that you run into. That is common things that people should watch out for when sharing documents and files file sizes. That kind of thing. I think a common mistake with. Pdf's is understand the annotation process. Sometimes you need to share a pdf with sensitive information in it and you need to understand like how to redact in how to delete pages and do things that need to be done. There was a famous story two or three years ago with the courts where they had a judicial decision and there was sensitive information decision. That couldn't be shared with the public so they released it to the press but they had blacked out the areas that were sensitive but the court clerk instead of redacting it had just drawn a black box over it and then of course the people in the press just select the black box and press delete and they had everything underneath so all the sudden always sensitive information at disclose. That's the kind of problems you can into. If you don't understand the software you have to be careful. You know. I realized i want to go back. And ask you about something else on editing and annotation a bit. You are really a ninja with using your ipad in document review and this is something i'm doing increasingly because i often get manuscript books to review and i get pdf's and there's some really cool things specifically for those who have tablets and specifically the ipad you can do with pdf's what are a couple of things you found that have been really helpful to manage documents on a tablet to review pdf's on a tablet on an ipad in particular. I would strongly urge you spend the hundred bucks and get an apple pencil. Because the you know the idea of highlighting right on the document with the pencil is ridiculously easy. I mean it's so much better than the way we used to do. What we print pages out and one of the things i like to do is with because the ipad screen is big enough. I will put on the screen both the pdf and then i can also put on the screen text box. And i use dictation but you could also type in just dictate notes as you review the document and my first review of any contract. Client goes through that process. Where i'm looking at on the ipad scrolling through highlighting sections. And then. maybe. I'll i'll just hit the microphone button and say section one point three. Are you sure you want to agree to that white. Only suggest excellency instead. You know so. I've got this textile of my notes. That create leah dictation. And i have this highlighted documented. Go with it. And then i just in that often the client with my notes in the highlights and then we schedule a call or meeting to go through that together but as a very quick way to capture initial thoughts the technology's really getting amazing with the ipad and apple punt so bonnie has an apple pencil and and now the the new software supports when you write down on on a pdf or wherever on the on the system. It actually turns it into text. It's really amazing. Yeah it's great. It's like the old days of scribble start writing an it recognizes it turns into. It's the you know. The artificial intelligence of these things is just getting so powerful that they've got the overhead now to make do better things like that. Same thing with the voice to text dictation you try to five years ago and you thought it was garbage in you try again. You'll be shocked at how much better it is. Yeah it is remarkable. How good that technology has gotten and you know one of the things that i hope folks will do coming out of this. Conversation is maybe zero in on one thing that you could start with whether it is. Ocr in your pdf's if you haven't done that before or thinking about a file naming taxonomy that you're gonna use or maybe doing some of that annotation on a on a digital tablet it. It really is powerful because then you can do a lot with it david for people who would like to dive in more on this and actually really learn some of the the best practices for papers document management. A you've created this incredible field guide. I've been going through over the last few days and have picked up a bunch of things that i'm adding onto my workflow. Would you share a bit about what it is. And what folks would get if they if they went in on it. Yeah so. I have made have written books over the years but now my field guys are largely video tutorials or video courses. I find it just a much better way to teach this material because it's not enough for me to tell you how to check boxes in computer. It's better if you just watch me do it. And then you can kind of follow on and so. That's how i'm doing these days. If you gotta learn dot max sparky dot com. You'll find all the different courses that i've made over the years and the paperless one is the most recent field guide that i've released. Its long course. It's almost seven hours. So sorry about that but i I really go deep on it. It's ninety five videos breaking down all of these four components it's got app recommendations and tutorials and through the whole process. It is very much directed at apple centric technology. So if you're on macs iphones ipads. You're gonna like it each one of these steps. I've covered both for mobile and laptop and desktop. So if you just have iphone ipad. there's a whole half the course for you basically but also. I think that some of the best practices in there could probably be applied to be seen that. It's really aimed at at apple stuff. But like i said it's ninety six videos seven hours of content. Everything's downloadable everything is closed captioned. Then there's some downloadable content as well in terms of tutorial file was and things like that. It's i'm really proud of it and it came a great note. It's been out now a few months. And i've heard from so many people that have got their paperless gino system down the course. And that's really the reason. I do that stuff bonding i think have purchased every guide you've done over the last decade and they're just so well done and it's so if you wanna get into the detail you can by the way if you don't need to watch all seven or eight hours you can just pick up some of the key sections. Which is what. I've done recently and it is if you just take one or two things and start doing it consistently you're gonna find. I think you'll it's a little bit of investment of time but you'll save so much time in the long run on getting better at this so i'm going to get the links in this week's weekly leadership guide and the episode notes learn dot sparky dot com is where to go for all the details. David thank you so much for all your work on the mac. Power users has been one of my favorite podcasts over the last decade and it's been just huge and helping me to get better at the work. I do so. Thank you so much for the work. You stephen and katie have done over the years to help us get better at using our technology. Thanks to appreciate it. David sparks is the host of the mac power users and the author of the paperless field. Guy thanks again. David some of you. Who are tech savvy are probably already thinking about how to integrate some of these principles into your systems. If that's not you though. I didn't fight it to just start somewhere. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the technology. Fine one thing to begin with. Maybe it is something as simple as just thinking about your system for how you'll name every file and that way it's easy to surface it when you're searching for things are working with others on those documents if you wanna go. Further david's paperless field guide is a wonderful place to start. I've taken a number of his courses over the years and they're just always done so well and so much detail with affiliated with him for this course you can find a link in the episode notes. It will also be in this week's weekly leadership guide and one thing. I don't think we mentioned in. The conversation is that there's forty five minutes of free content in his field guide. So you wanna use that lincoln at least go in and find out some of the key principles that he provides in that forty five minute overview it really get you started especially if you're just looking for that one or two things to begin with and that will get you off and running on the journey. In addition i'd recommend several other conversations that will help support you in getting more organized. One of them is the first time david was on the show back on episode one. Nineteen how to get control of your email. And even though that aired over eight years ago a for better or worse not a lot has changed with email technology since then and certainly the philosophy and our workflows for handling email having evolved a lot. There's so much in that conversation that it'd be helpful to you. If you like me. Occasionally really struggle with aniline. Email getting to it all and really finding the right framework for email episode. One nineteen a great place to start. David has a lot of resources on that as well. Speaking of stain organized episode three nineteen would be helpful t to the way to stop spinning your wheels on planning but having a number of conversations recently with our cabinet members on how to really align schedules with what's most important and in that episode. I walk through my system for how i plan. I use planning over a ninety day. Increment and use that for structuring. How i then think about ideas. How i dedicate my schedule and so much more than a feed like a framework for how to approach. You're planning three nineteen will be a helpful place for you. And then finally related to planning and organization is heidi align your calendar. Well for the things that are most important episode. Four thirty one is a very helpful. Conversation on that. Near a all was guest. We talked about how to align your calendar to what matters how to use time blocking in order to make sure that you're getting the most out of your time and resources and that fits in great with planning as well. All of those you can find on the coaching for leaders dot com website. All of them are filed under productivity. So many other conversations we've had over the years if you don't have access to the free membership just go over to coaching for leaders dot com. That's going to get you access. Just takes a couple of seconds to set up. It'll get you inside the membership portal. And once you're there you can search for every episode by topic. It'll really surface everything you need under each one of those topic topics. Plus all of the free audio courses. The member cass my own personal library a ton more inside the free membership. Coaching for leaders dot com is where to go for all of that next week. I'm glad to welcome shannon menefee to the show. She is the new. Ceo of box of crayons and is going to be teaching us about how to inspire more curiosity in our organizations. Join me for that conversation with shannon and have a wonderful week. Take care of everybody laurel.

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Dr. Sparky Fries Up A Clit

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Dr. Sparky Fries Up A Clit

"Distorted view daily proudly presents masturbating with aura. Gel all right. This is the window liquor. And i'm up to a stunt for the distorted view. Show you can see here. Penis is absolutely small. small business. The stunt i'm going to be doing is masturbating with a loop but it's a particular lube of choice. Just yeah you could see why now that this is a stunt so i understand this is not masturbating. And what's not working to wake him up all right. God tim i hate you smyrna all their holy shit my bladders up right now. It sunday february seventh. Forty two hundred one coming up on the program today if you start shooting out of a second asshole yeah go see your doctor. Plus playing a pussy specula- like a flute. Alex jones is the front man for a heavy metal band. And why you should use gorilla glue on your hair all coming up. Allow much stroke. He's thirty underwear or something. I don't know he sniffed freak. And i love the as a seaman in my mouth. Good view so with back here with you on a sunday. Night as roma's during a weekend show for you wall. It's going to be a short one. But i promise you gonna be gross and you're gonna love it. Hope you'll have a great weekend. I completely forgot it was It's football we. Can you know super bowl. I wouldn't have even bothered to do a makeup show because no one's listening to podcast. Today you'll listen to it monday morning. Fine that's the great thing. About distorted view daily. Its content is timeless. Squeezing beans out of cockles never goes out of style which is something. I chile featured on the friday. Sideshow exclusive podcast. If you're not yet sideshow members. I can't think of a better advertisement than just tell you beans shooting out of dick holes. There apparently is a lot of bean related porn on the internet. And some of it is really weird. I just one being related born video. I played multiple is a great time. It out super freak. Sideshow dot com. Hey speaking of the super bowl. I've got one of the commercials that aired you know to buy airtime for a super bowl. Commercial is a multi million dollar proposition. Then you gotta go and actually reduce the commercial which which costs a lotta money as well. Well i don't know if you've ever heard of the oatmeal company oatley. They bought some ad time and they presented to have their ceo. Just sit in front of a piano and a song about. oh ooh. this is an argument. A lot of vegans and vegetarians have and it's like cow's milk is for cabs not for humans that's gross and if you think about it it is kind of gross but still think of all the other animal things we eat. I'm perfectly fine with drinking cow's mouth but this is the avenue the oatley guy is jay a no no no. I can't tell if this guy is being honest and earnest while he's singing the song or if it's supposed to be funny 'cause it's bad he seems like a weird guy who would be like this would be his line of thank right to vote mel because you know that commercial just sort of popped up on my feet and i thought it was interesting. I haven't really watched any other super bowl ads. Aside from the doritos three d. add with a to d matthew mcconaughey. Hey which was both retarded. But i loved it. 'cause you know three doritos was a thing from the late nineties. Early two thousands. And i'm all about that. They're making a return via neta. Ice-cream is making a return. If we get crystal pepsi again. This summer i will be one just content careless fairy all right there is a sub reddit called ask docks. The idea is if you've got something weird going on and you're ju- embarrassed to see a doctor and you wanna know if it's serious or if this will go away on its own way you'll be able to avoid seeing a doctor all together you'd ask someone like one of the doctors on the sub reddit ask duck so i have an interesting post here. It's special it's. It's not like your standard. I've got a weird rash on my cock in. It's bubbling up. That i see someone about it. No no no. Those are a dime a dozen. This post is really top tier material and away wego two years ago or so. I started having the issues fucking spot ever just below my tailbone at the top of my ass crack girl. You need to wipe yourself better. My theory is that he's a wiping up the ass. Cracking going up way too high leaving shit. Maybe the shit got kicked into a little bit of asked hair. That's up there. And then he got irritated itchy. Then you know. He started digging at it scratching. Ed you've got got -ffected and then progressed from there. You gotta be careful how far you slide that toilet paper up your ass. You shouldn't be spreading and smearing it all the way up. You know what i mean. Some people do that. People don't know how to wipe properly all right anyway. So two years ago i started having the itchy fucking spot ever just blow my tailbone at the top of my ass crack. It went so damn much for no reason. And i literally couldn't stop myself from michigan. I wasn't showing my hands down my underwear every day. Either i was itching it through the top of my jeans which probably fucked me up real good by pushing the fabric of underwear into my ass every day. It got so bad that i would wake up in the middle of the night sometimes and find myself scratching my ass fucking g and it would reduce me to tears. Sometimes i'm so embarrassed by this still to this day have not told a single person well around a year ago whilst i was going for his shit at work i can feel. That feces was coming out of two holes. What and the worst. That's not the worst part. There's something worse about this. The worst part is in that he was shooting at a two holes. I didn't even know if this was the first time. Or if i just hadn't noticed dip in. Because i can only tell it was happening when i was wiping at two different spots my whole as is just fucked at this point a year or so. On from the first time i did the deed out of two holes. I never ever interested anymore. But there's so much tenderness bloating and knows how many piles down there from my actual asshole. All the way up to as number two good god. There's enough pubic hair. Attached to my ass now to cure alopicia and western europe which is honestly the most embarrassing part for me. I don't want anyone to see the absolute bombsite my entire asses right now. Going for a shit is an absolute nightmare. I normally have to shower every time because even after the tenth wipe that paper still ain't clean wiping two holes weirds me out so much. Although to be fair to as number two a lot less comes out of that one the mere thought of sitting down with anyone in having to tell them i've basically self inflicted and accidental. Second asshole over the past year or so is completely and utterly impossible in my brain. I honestly think. I'd rather die than have to sit in a room and tell my family and doctors that i've google that condition and i'm fairly sure it's an anal fistula basically. I'm at risk of sepsis. If i don't get this treated honestly rather get rushed to the emergency room for septic shock that have to tell someone about my asshole. So here you go. Docs what the fuck do i do. If you're wondering what people are saying. A lot of people said that it might be just assist but that doesn't really account for the poop. Coming out of the whole doctor seemed to think it is a fish july. And guess what you're going to have to go to a real doctor or a surgeon to get that shit taken care of. It's so funny like people in the comments are trying to be helpful. They're like go to the doctor. Doctors have seen worse. Which is true. You know ninety nine out of one hundred times but there's gotta be a worst thing. The doctor has ever seen for that to be compared to right so this might be the worst thing. Doctors ever see a second fucking asshole. What's worse than that. And this is at the top of his ass crack which is a fair distance from the actual whole dude has some fucked up warming all right moving on someone and discord. I'm sorry i do not have your name to give you credit. They provided a link to dr sparky. Dr sparky produces a line of pornography. Dr sparking what you fall off the table like the last one crisis. You have no idea how expensive malpractice insurance has got. It's it's crazy. Yes dr sparky who unsure has lost his license at some point Ties up all of his patients for safety and light bondage reasons. But there's much more to dr sparky. Now i drew a lot. When i breastfeed yes true to his name dr sparky's zaps the shit out of these bitches all while sucking their titties. Full versions of this porn can be found at electricity. Play dot com busy wired right up so up to this point. He's been using some sort of tasers or electric wand. Now he's he's attaching pads and wires to the girls. Bud squeeze band also blowing into a speculation that has been inserted into her butthole quaint. Carry a tune with this one surprised. That was a good one. That's dr sparky frying up. It's also i gotta say thanks to bonn jesus zillah in the discord. A project on band camp This is a band called. The alex jones prison planet. Apparently this band is dedicated to and actually fronted by the man. The myth the legend alex jones. It appears the maniacs in this band to take clips of alex jones and puts that insanity to a heavy metal tracks. Like i have one here. This is a flame of rebellious one. When i get up here and get angry to new world order until you how evil they are. You got courage and wanted to feed them all by little chicken neck. Nellie going time all the little anti human control freaks that mommy never disciplined get off on the thrill of like a cowardly chicken next. They want to train. You apply here is another this is called forever so i'm not going to get in bed with you because you don't love the spirit of justice you love your father. The devil love wasn't life with father for ever alex jones content really does fit in well with death metal. The alex jones prison planet ban actually has a whole albums dedicated to outshone talking about aliens. This one this one is You love the devil. Threatened all mentally ill behind the cavern half-billion systems manipulating us our labor our energy to get more technology all of our brain compute. Alex jones has a lot of interesting theories elites are trying to merge with a supercomputer. Here's one of these songs about. I've studied and i've also communicated top people then want to know i will break down right now. The best knowledge right now. What's happening shop transmission below the third dimension. It's just turned things. There's big war trying to destroy humanity. There's a decision to which level we wanna go now. Human counterstrike taking place to shut this off for his fully into place and the block peace systems and cut off the pedophile buyers before humanities destroying interventional wants to build. Something that absorbs i kill. Does that song is called super heavy galactic stuff and find all of this over there. At the alex jones prison planet ban cam dot com. 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Check in who was nicknamed grandpa in streams was found dead in the city of smolensk on thursday yours of the youtube livestream reportedly donated money to encourage the man to drink more. What a great way for an alcoholic to continue his hobby. Got people paying you to drink. You've got fans right. That are jingyu you to drink more. And that's really what alcoholics want in a blurs and free booze well. This is all part of a continuing trend. Among russian streamers called thrash streaming. I've never heard that term before. But apparently streamers earn money for engaging in violent or dangerous acts particularly acts inflicting harm on other people. Russia is awesome. It's just like lawless criminal insanity over there. The livestream continued as do check and laid on the ground before he was found dead. According to a translated version of an article published by lente a russian outlet today was livestream by another man who has more than twenty five thousand subscribers on his youtube channel. Russia name of the channel loosely translates to first step on youtube youtuber who reportedly goes by. The name of zeta did not respond to a request for comment a youtube spokesperson dot immediately respond For a comment either in other videos on the channel the man frequently offered money to homeless people. Well that's nice in exchange for. They're engaging in activities like drinking vodka or hot sauce on the air. The coulda reminds me of something else. Someone posted in our discourse tyler source rex. Actually he posted linked to an episode of tweaker hunters. Those pedal hunter videos that we've been featuring except in this version guys just drive around in their car in the middle of the night in film meth addicts tweaking. The fuck out. The reason why i didn't feature it on the show is because the people doing the hunting the tweaker hunters. They're super annoying. It's like a car full of like teenagers or something. I don't know twenty year. Olds they find it tweaker. They start engaging with him. So the twitter's talking and all the guys in the car having their own conversations in the in the background and the guy talking to the tweet like let the meth addict speak. That's the funny parts. Here's one that's how they greet a lot of its weaker. Cracker tweak here. In florida iron cobalt. Check it out. Oh wow that's a nice crowbar. It's for sale For santa what. No no we we're the tweaker hunters tweet hundred or so. You're selling a crowbar right now. Two thirty in the martin to thirty. You checked your watch okay. Check your watch. He keeps checking his wrist. But there's there's no watch on his wrist i guess about. I don't even know what you said. What nobody wants your tweeter candid fast. Smoking crack or tweet correct or tweet. Are you speaking marsha. Shut up here. The tweaker eats bumbling and he'd say weird from lars doll former good hundred dollars. Jobbers ceviche our. You're going to be our peak a mood. Growing they're happy. You want to smoke with us through urban world tweak man come off speed speed crank shrieking. The reason why this reminds me of the russian trend of thrashing i think the the tweaker hunters give these guys a little bit of money to appear or something i don't know here's another tweaker. She was spreading herself down. With some sort of aerosol. It was really really going to town. I don't know if it was like fleas spray or for breeze. Tweeter logic let me here and zuriel life sentences of every which way sources that cannot be auto pinned down by perceivable contacts anything. They stare at the the guiding light receive. Things i have just of them new wage tweaker 's she has got so many sores on her mouth. And you could sorta here on the backers. What i was talking about a bunch of other people having conversations. It's really annoying tweaker hunters. There's there's potential there they just gotta get that fucking shit together back to the story here. Thrash streaming or sometimes translated as trash streaming has become increasingly popular in the country in december. A russian streamers girlfriend died after he left her outside in the cold weather wearing nothing but her underwear streamer staffs replay or something at his youtube channel. Take down by the platform at the time. This kind of graphic content is not acceptable on youtube. The platform spokesman said russian. Senator alexi push of condemned. The practice in a tweet on friday said. A homeless man died during a thrash stream session. He was bullied. He was beaten in the internet scum. Paid money to a blogger for the spectacles he said is it necessary to explain to someone else. The need to legally ban thrash streams and their radicalization as a phenomenon. It is obvious us in a subsequent tweet. He said that a working group within russia's federation council yup or house of the country's legislative body would meet on february eleventh to prepare a law making thrash streaming illegal while most thrash streamers use twitch and other live streaming platforms. Their stunts are later uploaded to youtube. Oh i hope. This is one of those trends that come to the united states. You know how like muck banging started in career or something and then found its way to the us maybe thrash streaming well become popular hair popular. Russian thrash streamers have amassed hundreds of thousands of subscribers on youtube platform has blocked some channels for violating their guidelines. So there you go. That's what's happening in russia second-story we have for you today. You can now be turned into mulch when you die. 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569: Contextual Computing

Mac Power Users

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569: Contextual Computing

"Mac power users episode five hundred and sixty nine contextual computing. Hello everyone and happy new year. Everybody this is david sparks. And i'm joined by my co host. Mr stephen hackett. How are you today. stephen. I'm david happy new year to you. I am ready for a new year. Know everybody talks about that. Oh hey it's new year everything's going to be better. I think so. I think it is time to have a change. I'm going to choose to make it a better your house that i like it. Yeah But i'll tell you one thing that hasn't changed is my love for waking up and making the mac power users podcasts. So looking forward. This'll we're starting our third year together. Now can you believe that. It's unreal i. I was looking through our archives. We've been planning out the year and shows kind of seeing some big things we talk about. I was like oh. It's been three years what happened. It's been awesome. I'm so happy that you joined the show. The audience is to we hear from so many people that love hearing from you. The We've got a lot going on because it's the new year. I just wanted to take a minute to talk about more power users and last year we premiered this membership Drive with the mac. Power users It's been really helpful to us to help. Keep the show production nope offset you know kind of the loss in revenue with with sponsorships and things going away during the pandemic And we've got a lot of really great stuff planned for this year. If you sign up for more power users you get a feed special feed of this show. That has no ads. So if you don't want to listen the odds you get you. Don't get those. 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Though and twenty twenty that i would like to share with the audience heading into twenty twenty one is the emergence of this idea of contextual computing. And that's just a a word. I made for it and i. I know that people have worked on this. We had luke on last year. Who got a phd talking about similar concepts but in my head i call it contextual computing and i kinda wanted to dive deep on that for the audience because this is a real game changer for me and i hope it is for you to you know so i guess i'll start with talking about what i consider to be. The problem. computers are great. But they are also distraction machines. The everything about a computer is designed to distract you I think back to the days that i used a pc. I had worked in a big fancy law office and we had these. Pc's and like one of the forms of distraction of a pc computer. At least back. When i was using them was maintenance like every once in a while the thing would just start slowing down and you'd have to defer again like a lotta times you'd have to just sometimes nuke and pave to get the software to work and like they're all these little distractions where i just wanted to you know. Write a brief and the damn thing. Just wouldn't do the stuff i needed to do. So there was a distraction A lot of that. I left behind me. You know when. I'm working on a mac. But there are other forms of distractions as well like Stephen have you ever opened a browser to go to a specific website and in thirty minutes caught your later. You catch yourself saying why. Why did i open the browser. All the time. All the time in your case. I imagine like you open it to do. Important relay work and suddenly you find yourself on like an e bay channel for a Mac from you know thirty years ago or something. That's shockingly accurate or even like the manual for iraq. From thirty years you go deep. You know me. Well the but. I think that's something we all can relate to is. That they're just distractions. You open the browser and it's very easy to go somewhere else. you see something shiny. You get distracted and you're off and then from that shiny thing you find another shiny thing and then it just. It's amazing to me like there's a great app for the mac called timing where It tracks what you do on your mac and i know that you know time tracking is kind of a different thing in a lot of people like to do time tracking Timing does that but the thing that makes it interesting is that it's automatic so at the end of the day you can look back and say well. I spent one hour in microsoft word and one point. Five hours in amazon like whoops. What happened there sparky So so anyway. That's you know the point of being distractions but it's not just web. It's a lot of things Email is another famous one. Like you open your mail application and the first thing that shows you is your inbox. But you're opening your mail application to go to an email that you read three weeks ago that you want to work on for client and but that inboxes there and it shows you other email from other people and suddenly you go down the rabbit hole of those emails and again thirty minutes later. You find yourself wondering why did i even open this up. Yeah that's the the one for me. That is the sneaky. Est where i'm starting out in a position. Where like. I'm doing this to have some stuff knocked off my to do list going to be productive in here and then i get distracted with other things. That aren't necessarily bad right. It's different if i'm distracted by of youtube videos for awhile but it's when other work or other things get in the way that aren't bad in of themselves. But that's where i find myself getting frustrated. We talked about this on the focus. Podcast of infinity pools and it really is a pool of infinity. You can fall into Another really you know Culprit for me is my task manager. I love only focus. I'd talk show all the time. I'm evoke has has all of my tasks in it's the big bucket of things to do and i may go in there to work on a specific thing but then i see something else in the inbox that i feel like. Oh i need to think about that too. And suddenly leon distracted. I mean nearly every app and service has the ability to distract and divert you so while computers give you this amazing power to work on all these things they also Really just do their best to keep you from doing them deliberately another way. I like to think about this. Problem is the barrier between thought and action. When you're sitting there. And say. I want to go look up. The most recent case california law case on trade secret law. Easy right you open. I have a place i go. I know where that is on the internet. Go to a specific place that gives me the case. I can read the case. But if i just opened my browser and then start working. My way to that website is very possible. I'll get distracted. So the idea in a nutshell of contextual computing is removing all barriers between thought and action. So the used that example. I want to go read that new case on trade or law. I come up with the idea. I click one button on my computer and that cases on my screen you know when you be kid and play board games and there's always a car. This is go directly to go. You know don't pass whatever you know it just a way to avoid all that other stuff and get to exactly where you want and that's what contextual computing is. That's the idea behind now. Implementation is a little more complicated Because there's lots of problems you need to solve to get there but if you are able to remove that middle thing between You know thought inaction if you get all that that navigation of computers out of the mix you can contractually compute and i can tell you as somebody who's been doing it very seriously for a year now. It makes huge difference. So we're gonna talk about how this works on mobile as well as as on the mac and so we're gonna treat those things separately but do you have some some broad ideas that pertain to both. Yeah i mean it's you know. It's a mechanical problem. You know you know you solve a nerdy. The nerdiness creates the problem. The distraction been nerdiness can solve the problem. And and i. I wanna break it down by platform because the way you solve the problem on mobile is different than the way you solve the problem and back but but the beginning point i think is a desire by the user to say okay. I'm done with all this distraction. I want to be like a ninja. That moves between my technology between the idea of the thing. I want to do and doing the thing without any without giving that monkey brain between my ears any ability to get in the way. And that's all of this man. I mean it's just if you put the stuff in front of your face. You are going to get distracted. Yeah yeah in a way. Her devices are like you said infinity pool but even the device itself like there are so many things about the way app systems are designed to capture our attention and to hold it. We're not fighting against their own minds but against systems that actively are trying to draw sin which is like a whole 'nother level of frustration if you're trying to work around them yeah so i've got ideas for mobile and in the mac. We're going to go through those. I wanted to before we get started though about some key. Concepts of of contextual a contextual computing. That occurred to me after having been going down the road for a while and the first is this is not rocket science. If you're listening to this and you're going sparky's about to get into some gross apple script or java script and i'm going to now this is something anybody can do. The automation is not difficult But you know they're basic tools that you can use to do these basic actions But it does require automation. I think automation is the key to removing that middle. That middle bit. You know that gets in the way the distraction and some specific technologies that. I've come to rely upon this I is is. you are l. links in schemes. The idea of being able to call into a specific location like a good example is I'm working on my next field right now and this one i can give you guys a secret. The next field guide is going to have a written component to it. So i'm kind of writing a book in addition to doing videos and i've got all these words i've been working on and ulysses and i've got all these places i go to like. I've got a note in craft. Which i'm trying out and i've got the tasks and omni focus and i've always places on my mac that i work on this next field guide But i actually do the physical writing on the book part of this. This in ulysses while ulysses has the ability to say any note in ulysses as a you are l. Link and you do that by holding down the option key and right clicking on it. I created a keyboard shortcut where it's just Control option command. See so. I'd hit that keyboard shortcut on any note ulysses it just puts a url lincoln my clipboard for that specific note while now when i create a task anomaly focuses says work on this segment of the next field guide. I just pace that lincoln so when the task comes up i clicked the link. It opens ulysses and puts me directly in the bucket of words that i'm specifically working on nice. Yeah that's you know and you are. L. links are everywhere. I mean it seems. It's amazing to me. How many app developers have figured this out. You know drafts is another one. We're going to go over with some of the other content in the show. We're gonna go deep on some of these apps the way you can use your links but everywhere you know and then you've got this hookup which we lucon that also can create your elving. So there's so many ways to create these links to jump around your computer and not only open an application go to a very specific location in that application right and that's really what you're talking about by getting rid of the middle step right. You're not opening ulysses in getting distracted by other projects that are in there. You can use one of these automation tools and go right to where you want to be. Yeah exactly and And some of them do have deep links and another way they look at us. The application hooks where people build things. And there's different ways to do this on mobile versus on the mac but most of the apps we talk about on the show you know. Mitt apps made by conscientious developers. That are trying to make it easy for their users Have embraced this. And they have ways for you to get to specific locations in their applications. You know The i guess the point i'm making. This goes way beyond a specific. You are a link in a browser. When i say you are l. Callback people think well. Okay so all he's doing is saving specific website like my earlier example with the trades. Era case so. He's got that website. He creates that linke puts it in somewhere. He can jump to it. That's true and that is very useful especially with web services but Your standard applications are in the mix too and you need it to work everywhere you know you know. Let me restate. I guess you don't need to work everywhere but the more places you can implement a contextual compute Framework the faster. You are in the less likely to get distracted that makes makes this episode of mac power users is brought to you by one password. Go to one password. Dot com slash. Npr in all caps to learn more and to sign up for a free thirty day trial. When you sign up you'll get twenty percents off. A lot of people have new goals in the new year and a great one is to make sure that your online accounts are safe and secure in the old days. That was a really difficult task right. 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They have accounts for individuals teams of co workers and families the latter two i use at work and at home and it's fantastic to share loggins insecure formation with people in my life that i work with or with my spouse and know that we can all log into the accounts and if one person makes a change we all get the change so head on over to one password dot com slash. Npr due to learn more and to sign up for that free thirty day. Trial when you sign up twenty percent off once again that's one password. Dot com slash. Npr our thanks to one password for the support of the show. You know just thinking about that for a segment. And i know i sound like i'm leaning having is i'm trying to sell you contextual computing. But it's it's almost like i feel like i'm just like a believer in. I've seen how much it's helped me so just bear with my My preaching today guys but for me really the the light bulbs started going off with contextual computing on mobile. And you know it started with the growth of these shortcuts based home screens And like if you look back. I was publishing on these even beef like twenty nineteen. I started building these whereas making these of fancy looking home screens that were a bunch of shortcut with and there's only so many shortcuts in fact now with iowa's fourteen we're only getting You know if you use the widget really at most eight but realistically you know the smaller size for shortcut widget makes more sense so I started thinking about using shortcuts and as opposed to apps and so the the model on the iphone and the has always been opened device. You see their safari. I'm gonna open safari and then do something with safari and That's true with knowing something as basic safari but as something like ulysses let's continue to use the example. You open the app. Then you dig down to the place you wanna start writing and you start writing. And that's that is the simplistic at based model of user interaction on the iphone and ipad. And i wanted to flip that. I wanted to say rather than open up ulysses and dig to my thing. I wanna button. That i push on my device. That gets me exactly the place. I want to start writing and basically i looked at Icons as contexts instead of apps. And so i started building these shortcuts based context. And i i mean before. I thought of the word contextual computing. I was talking about contextual shortcuts on my screen and it's kind of been an evolution for me but these are super easy to build with shortcuts. Now if you've never even opened shortcuts stick with me through this next ten or fifteen minutes. We'll we'll get you through it now really because it's just like most of these apps already have context built into them like you can tell ulysses to open a specific note or draft as a better example because greg does such a good job he makes it even easier where you have a specific identifier with a note and there is a drafts. Action called open note. You know in you you paste in that identifier and that's all it is. It's a one step shortcut and let's say like one of the things i do is mac power users feedback. We get email all the time from listeners that They have ideas. That we wanna do on us feedback shows and so what i do is i will copy it and then i will run a shortcuts action that opens up a drafts note with a unique identifier which is running feedback from power users and pasted in. There and i can do that through shortcut so you start building the simple shortcuts to to do specific actions that you want a another good example is an omni focused task now if i it occurs to me to write a blog post about You know let's say. I want to write a blog. Post about something cool. I saw at five twelve pixels. Now i could on the historic at model open up. Omni focus click the button for new task. And then i could say right something. Cool about stevens financial pixels post. And then i would go in and fill it in with the tags that relate to blog pose. And you know the notes. And everything. I need alternatively i could make shortcuts action that says take the current url. Which would be stevens website. When i see the the cool article and open up a new task and omni focus using shortcuts. And and i could say the name of the task is right post about and just blank after that then i would insert all the tags relating blog writing whatever the tags i have related to writing post. I could put flags in and then paste the url that matt in the notes section and so then. I run that action. All i have to do is right in what i'm reading the post about you know stevens experience with an se thirty And then i hit the enter button. And i've created the task. And that's contextual. It's creating a task specifically related to the act of writing a blog post Much faster than it from scratch every time. And you're able to do that without seeing what else is in your task list right and you. You're not really leaving where you are you. Just in that share button in selecting the shortcut and off. It goes for future david. Yeah and whether i am writing a blog post planning a podcasts. Doing a research project for a client. You know writing a brief for a client. I've got specific task. Injuries created for each one of those things. Anything that i do. You know basically more than once. I've created a workflow with a contextual compute workflow where it's it's a one action shortcut action create new task and omni focus but i pre filled in all of the appropriate boxes for each type of work. I do okay and the the advantage of that is not only is it faster. It's more consistent. I always get the same tags. I always get the same formatting. And i never make you know human silly human mistakes because the computer is doing it for me. Now if you're listening you're you've you're thinking well wait a second that's sounds it seems like a lot of work to go find those shortcuts. Every time you need to add a new task and that's where the most useful action and shortcuts for contextual computing. Comes into play. There's there's an action shortcuts called choose from menu and with choose from menu. It is exactly what it sounds like. It puts a menu up on the screen of options. And then you can put Individual shortcuts under each option So for instance I have choose from menu for mac sparky and it's a single button. Mrs is spark my iphone. But it's got like twenty items underneath it and it's all the stuff i do most frequently as max sparky. One of them is at a new blog. Post i click that button and choose. Her menu runs that single action shortcut. That gets me the new omni focus in bauxite him Now i have a separate shoes for menu on my home. Screen called sparks law or legal and by tap that then the new inbox item about client. Work are there. So it's contextual you with me absolutely I'm a huge fan of this feature in shortcuts. I agree with you. It is a massive deal because not only can you necessarily shortcuts with their siblings but it it can help with the the clutter issue as well so one that i use. Every day is one that i called show prep and so it has a tooth for menu. And it gives me a list of podcasts and then opens the google doc for that show and so throughout the week is i'm tinkering with you. Know show notes for my upcoming episodes. I like everyone else have ideas. You know when. I'm away from my computer and that shortcut is to the left of my home screen. I can say real quick. I want to go to. Mpu and i can type in the couple of lines of my phone and then just move on as opposed to opening the google. Docs up trying to find it. Getting distracted with other stuff. Just a couple of taps. And i'm in right. We need to be yeah. So you're contextual competing right yes you know another thing you can do with. Choose from menu is you. Can you can nest them. So as an example with my legal practice. I have about fifteen different. Omni focus templates that. I run like if you call me up and say. Hey dave make me a new california corporation. Think okay and i. I have a a omni focused. Template that creates like fifteen action lists that i go through as i create your new company in everything from talking to your account into submitting articles. And all the things you do for a new company And then but you know digging through shortcuts to get those as a pain in that so In that shortcut. I talked about earlier. The legal one that has the inbox is the says new. Omni focus project and against new o. F. p. harrison africa with the short that i have would the name is but it's like new focus project i click on that and that runs another shortcut. That's just another choose from list shortcut and in that i've got the fifteen templates that i run in one of those is new corporation and when i push that button it prompts me. What's the name of the company. What's the name of the contact. And then it creates the project for me. So all of this stuff is driven from four buttons on my home screen on my iphone which are always there if you look at my iphone home screen and it's all contextual computing. It's doing is getting from thought to action without anything in the middle. I think a lot of people. Probably when they heard the beginning part of this episode thought about the mac. Or we're going to get there. But shortcuts really unlocks so much of this stuff for us when we're just on the go. It's a little more limited what we can do on the mac but still very powerful if you spend some time and Especially again building these these choose for menu actions where you can have multiple shortcuts and you pick what you want spent some time in their gang because you can really unlock some stuff without too much work. Yeah i mean it's crazy and another thing. You can do shortcuts as i think a good starting place for contextual competing. Because it's already on your mac the tool you're going to need on. I'm sorry the children. Your mac is purchased. Sexual is going gonna be keyboard maestro but on on your iphone shortcuts already there so you've already got the tool aid and app. Developers have done a really good job of exposing the interiors of their application through shortcuts. Like if you look at apps like drafts and ulysses an omni focus in the you know the usual suspects that we like around here Those developers have already figured this out and they have put ways for you to get to specific locations in their apps and they're will usually one step shortcuts. These contextual compute choose for menu shortcuts. Is just a bunch of menu. Items are the one or two steps below it. And you know it's not like i said you don't have to be you know brett hersher level john syracuse level nerd to do this stuff totally right just every time you find yourself getting distracted you say. How can i do that next time without getting that middle level stuck between me in it. I'm the focus Does a good job. I know things does as well and allows us things Web based task managers will do this as well but an omni focus you just literally right. Click on almost anything and omni focus and copy as your l. And then you can do that with folders projects so you can say Or you can even do what this specific perspectives like. I have a perspective in on focus. For max barky that is Items that fall in the max. Barky folder are flagged. And there's not a lot of those usually there's somewhere between three and ten of those. I don't like to have a lot of them. But when i hit my max barky context button on my phone. One of the button. Says you know. Mac sparky action items and i click that and it goes to that specific perspective and omni focus and just shows me those three ten items that i'm working off of and i don't get lost in the sandbox. They don't get i. Don't go down the rabbit trail of some other project entirely. I get to exactly where need to do. And i've got the same thing for a personal list and for legalist as well. So i can jump to those specific locations if i want. I know i'm preaching too much. No sorry no no. It's fantastic so we spoken about content apps task managers talking about Safari like actually. Going to or url. Somewhere are there other types of shortcuts that you kind of feel fit into this methodology. Like we've been talking a lot lately about the new generation of notes apps And they most of them have support for Craft which is one of my favorites. Because it's a native app on iphone ipad. Mac had if you right. Click on anything drafts. You can It's an save as deep link. Which i think i i. I've got a. I gotta talk to develop. I think it's a you are l. But they call it a deep link but it gets you to a specific note or even gets you into a specific block and civic note so As an example if i take if i'm working on the field guide and i've got a block dealing with this one difficult chapter. I can create a deep link to all of my craft on that chapter. And then i can embed that link into an omni focused task or i can send it to my sister or i can do a whole bunch of things and because craft works across all platforms. The link works across all platforms. So if i create the link on On my mac. But later on my ipad and i clicked the link. It's still going to open up the craft app on my ipad and get me to that specific block right. And that's one of the reasons why these universal applications are more attractive to me than the web based applications 'cause sometimes those links don't work across platforms. Yeah i've been using craft for all of my work notes of moved those Out of apples into craft. And i love it as well. And they're They're shortcut supporters. Really good you can do things like take selection of content or your l. and append it to an existing notes if you have a running log of something you can and just add it on the go again without having to go into the app without having to see everything else in there. It is a very fast and that. That's another part of this that we've talked about not to touch on specifically leaning into this means you can get stuff done especially these little tasks much faster. Not just from the distraction standpoint. But from the i just need to get this piece of data from here to there doing it through shortcuts or keyboard. Master whatever it may be get you back to what you were doing faster that sort of another angle to look this. I think yeah and the next time you use craft rather than make a keyboard trick to note try right clicking on a specific block inside one of your craft notes and copy that deep link and then go pace it somewhere else paste it in your task manager pace it wherever and then the next time you click that lincoln gets you back to that specific block it. It feels like magic. You know Drafts i think is the poster child for this stuff. You can go to a specific draft. You can append was specific draft Greg you know he just did such a good job of getting unique identifiers to all the notes you write. That makes it easy to contextualize computer at it. Notes is not good at this apple. notes doesn't have a unique identifier for each individual apple that the only way to get to an apple via shortcuts is to search your opponents library and The it's such a pain a pain in the neck the because there's like if you search a word that's more than one no you don't know that you're gonna actually contractually compete. You may land in the wrong note so the way i get around that. I don't use apple a lot these days. But when i need to identify a unique note is i have one password generate a password and i pasted the bottom of the apple note and that is basically a poor man's unique identifier so then you have apple notes search for that password. Which isn't a password. Ac- you it's an identifier. It's not going to show up anywhere else and so you have it searched for that always gets you to the right now. It's a dumb thing. And i'm sure there's an easier way to do it but i don't use apple notes enough to bother trying to figure us something easier. Sure but you know Using these notes off and you can also use these no stops as like mission mission control like this new. Get him working on I'd like to share the title. I'm just not there yet. But the guy in it when you open the note. It's got a link to the pages document where i'm assembling the words of ulysses it's got a link to the omni focus project it's got linked to the air table page. Where me and the people that work with me are working on the back you know the backup and the outline and the stuff that we're doing with the field guide. You know the production stuff. It's got a link to the folder. On my mac where i've got the files located you know. It's got a link to the screen flow template file so all this stuff is tied together with these your links so i also kind of use this contextual computing. I turned into kind like mission control document on. Whatever i'm working on and go so deep that i can like i can embed links to email like there's an email i send to somebody about something specific related to this project. I'll just save link to the email in that crash in this case craft but also do it with obsidian document and and i can get to it with one. Click so it's just crazy when it starts adding up and i feel like this is a thing where it starts and you're like oh that's kinda clever that might help me a little bit but then as you go deeper down the rabbit hole. It really Exponentially improves. i guess we should talk about a little bit. it's unavoidable. it's always. I mean this is useful for email to it is there are unique identifiers for emails. And it's really getting an e mail on ios difficult you can copy like you can drag from the apple mail app an email into a thing and it creates linked to it and that can help Contextual computing is limited with apple mail for the longest time with shortcuts. You could have apple mill. Open a specific mailbox. So let's say you've got an f older called max sparky action and you put email in there that you want to take action on later in the day and so you want to create a contextual compute action to open up that specific folder that broke on apple it worked for the longest time and then it just stopped working towards the end of i was thirteen. And it's still working. So i don't know what the deal is with that. I've submitted a ticket on it and hopefully gets fixed but other email applications are working like i know it works with spark I've been experimenting with. Hey and hey great because hey creates a unique. You are l. for every message as well as every message thread. And if you click the link and you're not signed in to your hey account you you get nothing but if you're signed into hey accounted opens it up in the browser for you so that way. If someone else got the link they wouldn't be able to get your email right but you can get to it. And i think it's a good good security model so there's a lot of stuff you can do with email but it kind of depends on which email app you use. Yeah i'm i'm a huge fan of that of in mail of course for me following up on an email so i don't have to keep it in the inbox or i don't have to keep it insane later. I can go ahead and pull the link to it and then this archive email and it's they're connected to the task or like you said in a note where i can get back to it with just a click but i don't have to keep it sort of front and center at the same time so you all this is is actually not that difficult. The trick is the choose from menu command and then just create individual commands and just kind of let your imagination go wild and will build over time and going to open up my contextual computing. Max sparky just here on we talked. So here's examples you know. I've got a specific set of timer in toggle that i can go to with one top Creating and army focused going specific. Email going to specific boxes and an omni focus Post idea which is a specific on me. Focus in box item active blog posts which takes me to a specific group of things. I'm writing drafts. that are. I'm working on to build active blog posts. Have got a dictation. Button air table then. I've also got some basic ones. That just opened up something that can be a contextual compute. Once you start putting this together you know. Go go to the apple store app. I mean occasionally. I just need to that on a dig for it Look at liked male. Go to this slack. You know window for for really depend on what you're doing. I've got another one for active newsletters currently writing on. So just you know you just kind of everybody's got a different set of problems but the trick is start building this contextual shortcut and just add to it every time you find something you need to add and at work is so people don't have to fill like they've got to start with all of this Four someone starting out. Do you have like a favorite way to get started or one that you think is a good injury into this. It's kind of like text expand advice. You know it's like you. Whenever you cut yourself getting caught in the trap more than once. Had i get around this going forward you know i it every time you catch yourself going to find a specific website in you find yourself. Guinea distracted by the things on the internet create a shortcut that drives to that. Specific your l. in attitude contextual. Choose from any a-list. Yeah i think. That's i think it's good advice. I think with any automation. That is the the that i give of. Pay attention to what you're doing over and over where you get stuck and and start there you know if you don't need to take link from safari and put it into craft. Then don't start there start with what makes sense for your individual situation. Yeah but i would say take thirty minutes on ios. Tell you to take an hour on the mac and just familiarize yourself with how it works and these tools because you have to kinda it under your fingers once you realize how easy it is. You'll you'll make a lot of them agreed. This episode of power users is brought to you by saying box head over to same box dot com slash. Nps receive a twenty five dollars credit on any plan. Same box learns what email is important to you and filters out what isn't saving you hours now. Same box works with all kinds of email programs and services. 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They love our listeners because listeners are smart and they get in and they realized the services immediately valuable when they sign up for it at you will too so once again that same box dot com slash. Npr and receive twenty five dollars credit on any plan. Thank same box for all of your support of the mac power users in helping me sanely manage my email. Let's talk about the mac. That's where a lot of us and a lot of our time and being on the mac shortcuts at this point but we have a lot of other options for this sort of stuff. Don't we yeah in fact. I think it's almost more powerful on the mac but it requires a little bit more kind of knowledge dive to get their the. You know i it starts with your else. They'll just like we're talking about the top of the show. But they're all over the place on the mac and they're almost easier to expose but you need a way to drive to them easily of my favorite ways to do. This is alfred which we covered a while back. One of its features is that you can search your bookmarks a bunch of marks. They're in folders and sub folders. But anywhere. My mac i can open alfred and i can. I use short at bb for bookmarks. And i can be in a saved webpage basically instantly without seeing anything else and safari without going anywhere else and i i mean i fire that off probably hundreds of times a week. I mean we had our listener right in with the last few decades so twelve hundred bookmarks That is a former contextual computing. If she's getting to them with a method like this you know not drilling just typing a few buttons on her computer and then suddenly at a website and it can be that easy but if you want to go a little deeper I think the answer really is a keyboard maestro. i agree keyboard. Maestro is very similar to shortcuts but much more powerful. I mean you can embed scripts and do so much more with it but just like you didn't need to go to the deepest depths of shortcuts and new contextual computing. You don't need to do that. On the mac either You can make keyboard maestro actions. Do all of the things we talked about in the last segment. Open up a webpage goad. Who a specific your url in omni focus Devon thank which. We didn't talk about so much on. Ios is golden for contextual computing. On the mac because it does it creates link for anything in the aba creates links for notes. It creates links for files which the mac finder doesn't do in. If if you put a contractor client file or something into devon thank you can jump back to that specific You can jump back specific document with one link. So you know thinking about you know is talking about really. Let's have a craft page where you're managing a project and you've got a file on your map that you want to be able to get to. You can get to that without any third party software. Just by holding devon thing link to it and it will jump straight to it in fact. There's a method with devon think to jump to not only a specific pdf but a specific page on the pdf. like with the euro callback. You can you can actually tell which page to go to so it just you know contextual computing To the max there you can get down to wherever you need to with everything. I do wish more of this was built into finder itself. You mentioned linking to a file you can get to that like in the command line and some other places but it's not nearly as easy as it is and something like devin thinker craft whereas just a right click away. That is something. I wish that that apple would consider but thankfully we do have those third party apps that that. Bring that to the mac and if you want to. If you're not putting stuff devon thinking you want to be able to get specific Finder item I recommend hook. We had luke on the show. The guy's a phd in cognitive. I remember stephen cognitive scientists. Yes brand scientists go. His his elevator goes higher floors in mind minds but but the but he and his app hook. I mean this is probably the most frequently feature of his app for me where i can go to any file and then hold down the hook keyboard shortcut and i just hit command. See after that and it copies linked to the file. And then i just embedded as a markdown file to wherever i'm at whether it's an omni focused task or whatever i can jump specifically to the file. Now that's one link that does not transfer over to ipad right because it's mac only But it's still something. I use frequently. You know and Very useful so that's the way you deal with. Find her documents. But honestly i put a lot of stuff into devon thank and that that solves the problem too for me but you do the same thing and keyboard my show you start building links to things and all of the stuff i was talking about earlier is still available but even more so like air tables and get example. Air table has a pitiful app on on. I don't know what's going on over there man But yeah they they need to do some work on that out but air tables really fundamentally a web service that works amazing on the mac and like we use that for the field guides the production team. We have specific every table for field guide and it lists every everything related to it and what the status of it and who's working on. What and it just i. It's like a status board for the project from and saying that specific page as a knee. Unique you're l. That i can now contractually compute or or travel to very easily from anytime. i'm working on those field guides. And that's even easier on the mac than it is on iphone and ipad. Because you don't have to deal with their application right. Ulysses email is another one. Email talked about some email problems earlier on iphone ipad. You don't get those problems on the mac you can. You can drive to wherever you want. you know even in apple mail. They've got keyboard shortcuts to get too specific mailboxes. So you just use those and you just kind of you know work around the automation. See build up this group of tricks of how to get to specific places on your mac and then you tie them together with tex expanded and then the next problem that you're gonna have as you say okay. This is great. Except now i have the same problem. I've got fifteen. Work related contextual compute shortcuts. How on earth. I ever going to remember them. When i'm working in keyboard maestro fiske's my stroke. You know the trigger. You can trigger trigger it with a meeting. Oh i could say okay. Play a c major scale for your work stuff and play a key minor scholar. But but i'm getting a little crazy right the real trick to that is. Is a keyboard shortcut inkling. He works but if you want a separate keyboard shortcuts for each one quickly you're gonna forget what gets you wear and i tried a bunch of different ways to solve this problem and what really unlocked it for me. Is keyboard. maestros got a feature called conflict palettes. And i'm not sure what. Peter out to talk to peterson day. What has reason was for making that but the idea is if you have a keyboard maestro script and you give them the exact same Keyboard shortcut rather than breaking the app. It's just gonna put up a pallet on the screen and says. Oh there's two things here with the same shortcut. Which one do you want. And you know i you know i think in the usual world would take your mouse and click on the one that you wanted but keyboard waster auto generates a keyboard shortcut to pick on that so. Let's say i've got a keyboard maestro. The skin an open up a message to stephen or mike and they both have are triggered by command. Are right for really assumed. Command are and it says. You wanna talk to stephen or mike. And then the s will be underlined in the mlb underlined. And if i type. S it'll go to steven type imitable mike so it creates these on the fly and it's the only way i'm aware of and keyboard metro. The can create a palette that auto auto generates keyboard shortcuts. You can do it manually. But there's none know others that do it automatically than these conflict pilots. So i decided would if i lean into a conflict pellet something that was designed to solve a problem when you make a mistake would if i intentionally make mistakes here you know so i have a shortcut. The is control option command in for max bark and have another one that's l. for legal and one p for personal and if i tie 'em every shortcut i make related to contextual computing or every you know keyboard meister script really contextual competing related domecq sparky gets the same keyboard shortcut you know. Control option command in generate at conflict pallet. That's got like thirty items in it. You know but because it also automatically puts together a A shortcut scheme for no matter what i've added to it I can drill through it really fast with me. Yeah yeah. I am And i think that you said this is more powerful on the mac. This is keen example of that Another thing that. I just love about keyboard. Maestro though is all the triggers you can use them and we jokingly said cook up a amid keyboard and play a played note and things happened but for me over the last six months or so. That's been the stream deck or most of what museum for is doing things in keyboard maestro to open sets of bookmarks or sets of web pages or whatever it is and so even if the keyboard shortcut thing doesn't jive for you for whatever reason there's lots of ways in slot more flexible than doing things on the iphone or ipad in that way and it's crazy because with this conflict palate. The conflict pallet shrinks. As you type in like i realistically like thirty items on my keyboard maestro conflict hal from expert is so big that it doesn't even fit on the screen on my iman may but that's not a problem because everything drills down as type through it so just to give you an example. I type control option command him. It gives me this super long list. But if i type in an m after that. All of the mac power user things start with the related all the macari's related scripts that relate to contextual competing. Start with mp. So if i just have him then suddenly the list drops down to like six items you know and then like i have. Mp you advertisers. Google doc impe you expense. Google docs you feedback document. Mpu documents which it gets me to a folder. Angola backs The planning document the omni focus planning sheet. You know The schedule so. I've got all these different things and all start with a different letter so i just tied to open up the max. Barky one control option command m than type one more m and then if i type f go straight to the feedback document fantastic so and and then after a little bit of time doing this you develop muscle memory right so i don't even think about it anymore if i want to go into the feedback document is like control auction command in m. f. n. Dot fast. I'm where i need to be. And it's just crazy What a game changer. This kind of this little change in my life is really changed. The way i. I use computers so I've got it for you. Know all the different podcast. Simone guides and all sorts of weird things in here that i've just added. I've got one if i tied control option command em and then i type c e it's centers. Whatever window. I am on the screen. Because i'm a screen casting. I wanna center the window before. Start rolling the recording and just wanted a simple way to do that. And i've got another one to adjust the microphone. Settings stuff that. I find myself doing all the time. I automate this in relation to context and i don't think about anymore it's fantastic. I'm glad you're excited about this. I i know people may think you're preaching but i'm here for it i that's i've got a long history of going over the edge so but so that's the way you do it on the mac. Is you get keyboard maestro. i'm gonna put it. I'm gonna do this. I rarely put Feel is on sale for more than five dollars. I'm gonna take ten dollars off the Keyboard maestro field guide if if you type Let's see npr context. I'm not going to publish that anywhere. Just coming out in the show. Can it'll be so if you wanna get. i also did a webinar on contextual computing. That's in there. It's an hour long webinar that you can get that too and i'm not trying. I honestly didn't do the show to try. And so the stuff but if you wanna get down at this little help you kinda sort that out but it's just it's really I i think it can really make a difference. So the main ones i use on mac our mp l. That gets me to the stuff. I need and like even like on the personal ones like it's dumb stuff but it's useful. You know go to my banking website to the specific page. I used to do my banking you know. One of the things i try to do is track. Miam- i keep pages in in my text notes manager on roles in my life and how i'm doing on him so i've got one i hit our f. It goes to my father page. Like am i doing okay as a dad where might work at do better. It's like all this stuff. I can jump to with these very short Keyboard shortcuts and and never do i get stuck in the middle and you know getting back to the being of the show. The whole point of this is to go from idea to To to getting the work done without getting trapped along the way this episode of power users is brought to you by the zone for microsoft. Sheriff point it's a great time to find new podcast home. We've got some time on our hands and there's a bunch of great ones out there. 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It was really fascinating to hear how you deal with that large of a data set if also discussed working from home which is relevant to more people than ever figuring out an intelligent internet for your organization when everyone is not in the same place is a deal so go and listen to it now just sorts for the intra zone. Wherever you get your podcasts. That's i in t. r. a. z. O. n. e. or click the link in the show notes to check it out our thanks to the zone by microsoft share point for their support of mac power users. I thought It'd be fun to talk about some kind of more advanced tricks and techniques for this once you start getting the basics under your fingers and one of them that i think you should consider as you start to figure this out is chaining together contextual computing events Time tracking is getting a lot of new year. A lot of people wanna start time tracking. And i think timing is a great way to do that on your mac but people wanted time track across more platforms But you know the usual one that people use when i use when it's timing toggle But that requires you to throw switch every time you know. You want to start doing something. I'm going to start recording our users stop and hit the mak powys but right where humans right. How often do we forget to throw this all the time running exactly well when you start using contextual computing techniques. You can suddenly add whole bunch of other automation related automation to it and Toggle is a good example. There's a great app for toggle that is called murray timer yes. Timer subscribing member of timer and went. One of the things he does is it creates makes it very easy to create shortcuts to kick off timers so let's say you create a contextual shortcut whether it's on iphone actually. This is more likely and iphone. This time. he doesn't exist on mac. And you say. I'm gonna go into the mpu preparation document. So i'm going to do work on show. Prep i could add a one step time. Ary action says the -ympia preparation timer at the same time. And you think about that. All across the board. Like i'm going to go into the omni focus mac sparky lists you know and i'm going to do some planning kickoff. The max barky planning timer. You know i'm going to start a workout and kick off the exercise timer. You know whatever your timers are you can tie them into this contextual computing for free Another thing you can do with this other things like giving yourself You know making it easier for you. Like i like to listen to dark noise which is just a white noise that does has like rainstorms and whatnot and i associate specific noises with specific actions and i've added to some of these contextual compute work workflows kickoff a dark noise noise you know so it just started playing the noise. That's the timer in puts me into the application. I need to be doing the work in fantastic and you can do that. Both with shortcuts and with keyboard. Meister on the mac where a single trigger off a series of events. And it depends on what you wanna do. Tighening toggle timers are actually a tough nut to crack on the mac Because for lotteries. And you can script the. Ui of the toggle app on the mac. But it's not reliable. Rosena have talked about this over on the podcast but the fact that there is no time mary. That time re doesn't work on the Apple silicon macs makes me. Think he's probably working on a mac version. And if he does i will be the first but the But either way you can start chaining these things together. Start thinking about things you would do at the same time. You want to put yourself in that context whether it's place in music or use your home kit. You know to turn the lights up. Turn the lights down or whatever it is that you wanna do Another really good. One i use and this is what i talked about during the saint jude. Telethon is watch faces. I find setting watch faces a great way to kind of set myself in context when i work on mac power users. My watch face turns. Npr green. you know the kind of the green color. We have in our logo. And i look at my watch and i. I know exactly what. I'm doing right now and i. It's dumb but you know i'm just trying to fight that rebellious oregon between my ears. That always wants to get away. Stephen I've got all kinds of weird things i do but you can tie this into a contextual compute automation workflow and again none of these are like programming and up. It's like a one action thing change. Watch face it's not hard and other things you can do is combine the stuff with personal knowledge management. I referred to a little bit in the last segment but No matter you know peak. Am is probably going to be talked about more this year on mchower users because it just keeps changing i know i started bringing it up towards the in the last year but i think this is the year we're going see. Some amazing tools developed. But i do like the idea of having like a mission control doc on big projects that i'm working on so and then contextual links in those documents make a ton of sense You know but putting linked to your task manager put a link to whatever web pages you are that you're on it like I'm in a Mastermind group now. And we've got. I've got the page related. That i've got a link to the base camp page and like all the stuff to allow me to jump around between these things and round trip them I even it goes the opposite direction to like these peak. Am pages It could be a page drafts. It could be page and craft. It could be an obsidian rome researcher. Whichever your tool choices but all of those have links into them just like we talked earlier like craft has a deep link for the painting. Well i also embed the craft page and the omni focus project you know because there's a place for notes on the army focused project so if i'm into tasks i can jump back to the mission control page for that project as well make sense absolutely so everything ties together in the listens project on this thing. I'm writing for. I've got a top note and you list. Which has links which gets me to the key pages the air table and the craft page and the things that i'm working for that project so no matter where i am i can jump around at will one way to look at. It is like creating your own personal super app right. There's always been this development of applications. There always will be where they try to be. Jack of all trades an app that does task management but also notes in it does email that does all these different things at once and generally my feeling has been. They're usually okay at all of them but not graded any of them. with this type of contextual computing and linking. You can pick your favorite task manager. You know and you can put it in the system linked to it and basically build it in as part of the whole system right. Same thing with ulysses like ulysses is the place. I want to write this book because you listening to is the best place to write the book you know. I could do it in other places but it wouldn't be as good so why not. Just use these back links to to get to ulysses and treated as a component of my super app man. How can anybody put up with me. Hey just keep talking. it's great. This is a power user. That is very david heavy. But it's great. It's good stuff off my chest here. No no i know. This has crept into other conversations over the last year. And so i'm glad that it is that is now here. Another thing is between platforms. You know using many apps as you can that work between platforms makes us even more powerful One of the big selling points for craft to me is that the deep links and craft work on mac iphone and ipad. I can get to that. Page that block on whichever device emma. So if i'm an all-new focus on my mac and i put a link to a craft page. I'm on my iphone. Two days later that links works for me doesn't work for everything like i talked about The hook links to files. Don't work I use obsidian a lot for legal stuff but Those don't work necessarily because they don't have a iphone and ipad app yet But you know to the extent you can bring it to cross platform applications. It can become more powerful for you and that really depends on what you do. let it. Maybe you're somebody who watches movies and netflix's on your ipad than you don't really care or if you do all of your work on the mac or you can tailor what you use to fit where you are so for me. My keyboard maestro setup vastly more complex and honestly useful than what i do in shortcuts. 'cause i don't really work on the ipad and for the phone i've really honed. It down too quick data entry for a very specific type of thing which makes sense and and you gotta just kind of pick your own recipe here but you know the ingredients you can build it another thing. That's kind of emerged out of me. Doing this is a much more powerful activity log like. I used to do a thing with clients Projects where i would make an activity log in an apple know where i write down the stuff that we talked about a phone calls or things i was gonna plan. I was never super happy with the security of that and and it was just not. They really didn't have links built into the what's i started. You know finding the the easy ability to create specific links. I started out in them to the activity in and now i'm doing it in obsidian project at the bottom of the project is a thing called activity log which is a like an h. Two heading with underneath it. It's got dade injuries. An activity and obsidian as i mentioned Late last year has now added. Its own encryption solution if you pay him for bucks a month you supply your own password. Nobody on their server can read your stuff. So i feel okay doing this and it links this activity log between my max and in the activity log. I'm embedding links. To specific emails links to projects the links to specific documents and the beauty of it is the way all of my links are working. If someone got that link they wouldn't be able to use it. You'd have to be on my system. That has everything unlocked in order to get there. So it's a it's a nice way to embed stuff and stay secure and then when someone asks me like hey what you know. Where do we stand on this. I say well you know. We talk two months ago on this day at this time and i sent you the follow up email. And they're like what an email say. I can just click the lincoln. It opens email mike and read the email and you know it just makes activity log way more powerful. Yeah that's really cool. That's always something that i struggled with when i did a lot more client work than i do. Now where trying to keep a log of what's going on and This really would've saved me a lot of heartache. Back in the day it takes a little effort to make it but when you automate the creation of these links and you start getting better at it. It takes very little time and i've already found the payoff to be worth it and it. Also you know there's just a sense of comfort to know that you have all of europe all all the details are tied down just. There's something good about that. Some some big takeaways on all of this is and i really like you to go away from this with this thought is the stuff is not that hard and the actual automation were describing is go to a website opened a specific view. Specific app you know. Run a timer These individual components aren't difficult. But when you add them together with something like a conflict pallet or choose for menu shortcut on the on the mobile devices they just become way more powerful in the aggregate than they are individually. And i think like you said the sort of the next level move is chaining multiple actions together. But you definitely don't have to start there I think. I think open this document. Start this timer is probably one of the most common chains i had not thought about doing something like Dark noise you know in conjunction with one of these but there's all sorts of things you can do and you marry be doing some of you know people who have homekit setups. You may be already doing this type of thing right when i come home or not. Press this button. turn these lights on. Turn that off the obviously the tasker very different there. But it's the same sort of idea where you want to get something done. Get to a state of something as efficiently as possible. And so even if you're not familiar with some of the tools we've been talking about a. They're they're easy to learn lots of good resources in the show notes but automation is something you may already be doing elsewhere and you can take those same sort of principles and apply them to this. I think really easily yeah. It's just not that hard and it works way better than you'd think. I mean i kind of stumbled into this honestly I think the first limitation that started me thinking about this was the limitation of how many shortcuts can i put on my home screen but then it quickly kind of grew upon itself and then once i figured out conflict pallets as mechanism to launch him on the mac. 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Thanks to peanut from solar winds for their support of this show and overland him so you mentioned bringing this to the desktop and this was a time in preparing for this episode. Where oh this is some stuff that i'm already doing. Especially from the angle of cutting down on distractions where i have anything remotely social shoved off onto its own virtual desktop. You know in spaces with the mac. And so i don't see twitter or discord or Messages most of the time. Unless i go them down and it's just been a small change. I've made this past year. That has really helped me kind of hone in on whatever task him actually working on. Yeah and it's not that difficult This one in particular lends itself to keyboard maestro because you can set a open a specific output it in this location on the screen and take for their actions. You can also use any one of the many desktop management programs but i feel like keyboard. Mastro's canada the best way to do this. I also think this is just a natural outgrowth of buying a stream dick now if you own a stream dhec and we mentioned it earlier but all the contextual competing you can trigger with stream deck because stream debt can start a keyboard. My script or better touched tool for that matter. Yeah exactly but you can run it off the touch. Barring your mac they everybody wants to make fun of but can be really powerful So you get you set up one of these scripts and as an example. Like when i'm doing planning work. I have omni focus open on the left side of the screen and fantastic l. on the right side and that's the starting point right but because i'm doing contextual computing. I've broken it down. To planning for max sparky versus planning for the legal practice and calendars that. Show up and the list show on me. Focus change depending on. Which when i pick. But that's a desktop setup in its context. You'll desktop it. Gives me exactly what i need. Nothing more to do that planning work. How do you manage what. I have dubbed app creep especially on the mac where i'll open application for something and then i don't necessarily close it and still kind of hanging out a bit still getting notifications or stuff going on in the background. A no keyboard my can hide and even quit applications after a certain time. Is that something that that you utilize a magic button. If i hit control option command x. On my computer. Minimizes every window on the screen. Nice so And then i've got all the context built already so occasionally as app creep occurs in sunlight realize that my desktop is turned into a big mess. I hit the nuclear button. I don't quit the apps because a lot of times the apps maybe doing some activity that i want it to continue to do So i hit the big acts and everything minimize. I see my desktop picture again. And then i hit the context button for whatever was i was doing and it resets so use the planning example earlier If i sound. I got this influx of windows and things. I'll hit the axe and hit the max bar key planning page. In the way i would do that is that is part of my conflict palette. Going back you. The desktop setups are in the conflict pal to Where i can hit command option control m. and then the p. l. for planning and ended opens up the the desktop set up for planning You could also do it with a with a button on a stream deck or you know any of the other third party things. We've been talking about mini keyboard. I keep going back to that one crack me. Well that's a trigger in in In fact if you are using keyboard maestro as midi trigger you have a moral duty to log into the mac our users forum and explain to us what you're doing with it. 'cause there's parts of me. That wants to do that. So bad. away to second stephen. I now have a saxophone. That can export midi signals hogan askew. See where i'm going with this. Yes do you see. i'm. I'm already excited about the feedback episode. All right anyway. I want to hear from you if you're using the keyboard to do this but you could do it trigger it out where you want but the idea of saying i want this setup every time i work on this at like. It's just a way of short wiring brain to okay now. I see these windows in this order. And i always know that when i see these windows in this order. I do this work at like you know. Have you heard of the concept. Neuro plasticity I love it. It's like the greatest thing right even though you get older you can still rewire that thing between your ears and this is the kind of thing where every time you see these window setup this way you do this kind of work and before you know it all you have to push the button and your brain just jumps into that mode so you know think about it. So i have planning setup for that. I have email processing. I do podcasts. Planning versus podcast recording because entirely different set of tools I have legal research. i have You know a brief riding. I have so many different Desktop setups and it was just a quiet. It wasn't that hard. I created them naturally over time but now just said why. Don't want to manually do this anymore. And the i created manley one last time and then wrote it in two keyboard maestra fantastic one of the tricks i do for this is. I'm a big fan of the left side right side screen when you've got an max screen. Which is something. We're going to discuss the more powers the the ability to To put by two different things on one half of the screen and just fill the screen with those two things. That helps away distractions. But you could do it. I mean some people like to have more windows on screen. You could make them smaller in place them wherever you want with keyboard maestro you can. You can get as granular without as you want. Yeah it can be as simple as arranging those windows in a way that makes the makes the most sense or having those pairs and made keyboard maestro. Does that move does. There is lots of windows. Management applications even mission control which is built into. The mac can do some of that. Although ms. control to my knowledge is not something. You can automate very easily but These other tools can sling. Does around for you. Just fine young man. I really wish apple would rethink their their theory of split-screen apps on a mac it just it's way too cumbersome to use it. I agree totally agree but either way. What are some of the desktop setups that you have created like i said i've got the one where as basically my default sat and i have a keyboard on my stream deck for this and it opens sort the my core applications for an every day in the office not recording and as part of that social stuff goes off to the second display. I like you have one And also keyboard my shirt setup for winnai podcasts and so when i'm recording his show all id is skype and audio hijack and safari and it gets rid of everything else Because it's it's important when doing a podcast. Where if you get distracted and you don't know who the person said it's not what anybody wants and so really having a A clean palette for me is important when i record and again just a bundle. Now because i'm living that dream deck lifestyle. That's about as far as i've gotten it sort of recording versus non recording but A lot of my work like show prep across my different podcasts data. All uses the same tools and so i don't really need to segregate things out the way that you do with mac marquee and legal for instance. I don't have those big divides the sheriff will do sure well it. It's really powerful and said it a million times but it was game changing for me and it's always delightful when a piece of technology becomes more obedient to you as a user man i find that contextual computing is the way to get there. It helps me a lot And you don't have to build the entire structure today. This is a very organic process. Just finding things that you want to eliminate distractions and you know. Draw that straight line from idea to action and just start creating them slowly and as you learn how to create it becomes ridiculously easy. Like even like the de setups. Once i figured out the best way to re size windows and put things where i want them. I just kept duplicating. The keyboard maestro script and just changing the app you know making little tweaks to where things appear. The stuff is does not take a huge amount of time now. It really doesn't and it can help if you are using s and you've got a better ideas sound off in the forums. If you're using a keyboard a musical keyboard trigger this. I definitely want to hear from you. Know to me if you want to get the keyboard shortcut. It's i making a short time like a week. Or two ten dollars off if you use -ympia context and i'm not going anywhere and i feel guilty doing this but i also really want people to to this. I want people to learn this stuff. So you know sorry to be like pitching new stuff on the show again but this is the biggest help you but yeah contextual computing try. We are gonna talk about this whole idea of me and my future. My mac pro. I am super nervous about more power. So if you're subscriber stick around for that otherwise thanks to our sponsors one password. Same box microsoft and ingram. We'll see next week.

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Full Circle Weekly News #151

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Full Circle Weekly News #151

"You're listening to full circle. Weekly News News Items are compiled by Armfield Walbrook and delivered by me your host Leo Chavez. This episode covers the seven to the thirteenth of October. Twenty nineteen new android zero. Dave owner ability found this use after free vulnerability which is linked with the NFL group. In Israel based Cyber Intelligence Company allows hackers to gain access has to some android devices those include the Google pixels one and two Samsung Galaxy s seven s eight and s nine and a few others while fixes are on on the way the Google Pixel lines will likely receive them I. There is no official word on a time. Line docker has financial problems at an all hands meeting. The CEO of Docker Rob Bearden noted that he was engaging with investors to secure more financing while facing uncertainty and significant challenges all the while engineering teams behind the scenes have been working on dockers. Latest Release Barracuda Sparky Lennox five dot nine released this. This quarterly release season updated for nineteen dot six seven Colonel New images with bug fixes and improvements and a new Hungarian translation to upgrade from five. Eight eight and apt update and APP full upgrade or a run of the system upgrade tool. We'll do know reinstallation required genucel project developers developers object to Richard Solomons continued leadership. Thirty new programmers have signed onto an open letter asking Richard Stolman to allow the new maintainers to decide the fate state of the project. The letter goes on to say that the community quote owes a debt of gratitude to Richard Solomon for his decades of important work in the free software movement. Stolman to set the matter. As head of the new project I will be working with the F.. SF on how to structure the new projects relationship with the F.. In the future Susa drops open stack cloud a few months. After Sousa's open stack cloud nine was released a shift in the way Susa plans to align with trends in the industry brought them to the decision to drop open stack. Customers will still receive support for the remainder of their subscription period but speculation around the future centers around a coup Burnett. He's based hybrid cloud invidia still working on a generic alligator the allocated has been implemented in the open source invidia Nouveau. Oh driver a proof of concept at the exit developer's conference shows performance gains of fifty to three hundred percent. This alligator once finished will also make its way into into the proprietary driver as well in videos now looking for review on additional Mesa Code changes. This has been another episode of Full Circle. Weekly News for more news and ramblings find me at Liotta that Org follow me on twitter at Leo Chavez or hear for me and my

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The Human Condition  Episode 26

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55:17 min | 1 year ago

The Human Condition Episode 26

"You're listening to the PODCAST DETROIT visit. Www DOT past detroit dot com before information. And we're live. This is the human condition. I'm Vince Orlando. I'm Sean Davis. We have a special guest here today. I'm Justin Coal. You might remember them from way back when August August eighteen. Wow we've been doing it for a minute halfway going on. This is twenty six so this is this is our Oh Shit. Check it out. This is a year yeah. This is our year Happy anniversary to us. And what a perfect. What more perfect subject to speak on his death on our here anniversary. Not That's ironic. That's ironic. Well we'll hop right in so death. Everybody has their perception. On what death is I? I recently experienced death to somebody from the from. See how it is. We'll see how we automatically victimize ourselves when it comes to the death of another person like we. We Week about us. It's about us and what's left beer? What we're left having to bear the burden of and and that's not the proper way to do it. Well I guess that's perspective what what's the proper way. Everybody has their own way of dealing with things but sparky You newspapers over at Renaissance Unity. So mean sparky got pretty close. Sparky was I have trouble still as much as I know better. I have trouble with one on one intimate intimate relationships. I'm good in a group right. I I can speak in a group and put me on camera with a character to hide behind and I can a moat like crazy. But there's still a way for me to avail to hide behind so when it comes to one on one conversations I get a little awkward and it takes a certain kind of person to kind of pull me back into a space where I'm forced to do these one on one conversations and I find myself pushing myself into these these these venues more now because I need it for. I know this is something I need for growth. It's attached to parts of myself that I haven't resolved yet my sub-conscious Fear OF INTIMACY. Or whatever sparky was a guy that wouldn't allow me to hide in that place you know he'd send these these These novels of tax and they were the sweetest texts in the world in my gut reaction to them at. I was a well. He's probably. This is a blanket tax. He sent this to everybody. Meanwhile saying Prince Vince her Saint Vincent or whatever and hugged the angels for me talking about my personal. But I'm saying he probably sent this to everybody and then he copied and pasted. Because I really don't want to respond on an intimate level. He pulled me into that intimacy and kind of like a spiritual mentor to me in that way. So I haven't had anybody in my life die. That's been real close to me my aunt recently. You know but we were estranged when my mom left my father so some of that closeness that I had with her when we were kids that dissipated so it wasn't it it affected me but it didn't affect me in. It wasn't like an everyday thing where I was seeing. Her and sparky was because we're working on his house and And it's different when so. The the first thing that I experienced was the void right. You know you're going to have avoid somebody close to you dies. And how do you deal with that? And then I'm thinking about well. We didn't get to finish his house and turn it into the Community Center Eagle Right. This is all egos stuff. It's about me. What did I not. Accomplish? How am I feeling about this? And then I I was able to turn it over to the spiritual and say well this guy deeply spiritual and if you know in unity principles this guy lives him. Walks them breathe them? So that's the case while he's he's just made his transition into that better place. And why would that not be celebrated right? Because we're GONNA make that transition and I kept thinking well when I do make my transition. I would want other people to celebrate the that I left behind and not. I think there was a time where I was a kid. I wanted people to be to cry. I would fantasize people being at my funeral and really being broken up over and it's not so much the case anymore now. I I view death differently. I don't I don't see it as permanent. I don't even know that it's a thing. How many viewings? You've been to a lot more more than I'd like to add a lot of friends die from overdoses in early out. He's a park so suicides. Overdoses there's been more than probably well. You're in the recovery community. I mean housing. Fourteen 'til pilot two thousand nineteen pilot sixty. It's it's insane in that community. Yeah when I when I went into treatment That's the first time I'd really been around the whole opioid epidemic. I knew people that did they. They popped there I had friends that have died from heroin. They did it in private though. It really wasn't in our generation. It wasn't something you could do in plain view right. There was a stigma to it. You don't smoke crack. You don't do heroin if you do. You're on your own kind of thing. But with the younger generation it became something you could do in the open in the first time I was exposed to the opioid epidemic with this younger generation was in that centre and I can't. I can't even count the amount of people that were really cool. Young people dead gone. They left the treatment center within months. Later there you know. You're you connect with them. You're on facebook. Whatever you're not buddy buddy right but you you still keep in contact and next thing you know. They're they're gone tragic tragic. See that that's a different kind of death right like that. Tragic Sudden Death to where you know sparky. He had resolved some shit like he he had. He had ascended to a different level of existence right to where he was almost. He was human but almost Christ like in his thinking to where you kind of know that he's up there playing doing bigger works now in when somebody when their life is taken away from them. Tragically like that. It puts a whole different spin on it. You know based on what you're saying the question I have I think Why do you think there's a temptation to make someone else's death about our ourselves? I don't know that there's a temptation I just think it's A. It's a natural egocentric right that from you. Human beings are just ego centric. We we rely on somebody for the first eighteen years of our life to get us through school to feed us to clothe us to put roof over our heads. I mean not all of us. I mean you know but for the most part we're in an EGO centric society. Human beings were very reliant upon one another to even survive for at least the first couple of years to change us to to definitely feed us so we kind of I think it's an innate thing for us to take everything in and make it our responsibility and I think that's where a lot of our I don't think I know I know for a fact. Were a lot of my hangups. Come from as it pertains the PTSD. It's that I've made everything my responsibility so I view. Everything is me when my parents didn't work or when I would get beat as a kid that was me. I'd that's all me so then everything beyond that was me. So how do how does everything that happens out? There relate to me EGO centric. Now there's a spiritual way and I guess a higher The higher self way of relating back to yourself. Now I can look at things and say I felt this way or this thing happened. What did I do to allow that to manifest in my life? That's different than taking everything back and putting it on on me in an EGO centric way. This is But I I just I think we're wired that way. So when that death happens we fill that void. And that's what we react to it and then we have to make a choice to be responsive rather than reactive. There's gotta be a I mean for me was sparky. I'm I'm pretty far along on my spiritual path. I still have a long way to go but I still had to pull myself out of that. How does this affect me in in that but it was a choice? The Gut response was me. You know. I don't get wrapped up like I used to about death even ones that happened sudden or the old timer that you know gets a terminal illness and ends up passing away. I just I always really you know we all have spiritual contracts. We all made them before we came here. And you know you and your Creator came to a conclusion of when the spiritual contracts GonNa come to an end and when it comes to an end you gotta go back home and I really just kind of always keep that type of a mindset that they're just going home. I'm with you on that. They've done what they came here to do. They've completed all the things they were meant to complete and and they go back home. You know you you know the you posted the John Lennon quote the other day. You know that this merely getting out of one car and into another you know. That's all I look at it as I don't look at it as a permanent thing when you've ascended to that point right because there's there's a good portion of the population that doesn't they don't have the ability to see things that way and it's it's different when you start to feel things that way and that can only come as a result of your spiritual growth. Because if I hadn't grown to the level I had I couldn't relate to anything you just said wouldn't make any sense to me. I'd be like well that's nice to say and that might might even view it as cold right and this is just this person's way of not dealing with it. I don't think that way because I agree with you and we will be paying but I don't grieve very long. I'm not much of a green ver- because what you say is true a day or two Otto through certain ritual That I do and then you know I I really look at it. More as a celebration. Even if they left tragically go back home. You Go back to your ancestral family tree. Saw drew fucking true. You Know I. I was With sparky I said you know my and I made the correlation between him and my aunt and I think where I was jostled. A little more by my aunt Even though I I at the time I was closer with sparky almost spiritual brother Is that there was some unresolved shift for her. You know she still has some thank. Sparky might be in that place where all try were aspiring to get to a spiritual beings having a human experience like. He ascended some things. Maybe there's some unresolved stuff for him to come back to this planet and work out another time another place but But with my aunt there's still work to be done right so I don't know what that means but if this if if this journey right here for us is any indication of what it takes to grow which is typically pain in need pain. You need resistance unit without that. There's really no growth so when I look at somebody who dies in an unresolved fashion or or that hasn't ascended to speak in the language that you just have and be able to feel those types of things and know them to be true. I guess I kind of sympathize with the work left to be done not attached to it. You know what I mean. I'm not attached to it and I'm in I personally view death in the same way you do physical death and I even view death in a different way from a physics perspective which we're kind of talking about before we started but But yeah but the way you spoke just now. That's my idea. That's that's the I believe. That's the truth five years ago. That's bullshit you know what I mean to me that. That's sure I I think the link between Ascension whatever Sean is talking about in in the EGO centric side of it. The link there is fear. I think absolutely we might do it. In a way that feels ego centric. I mean you could call itself or self centered to make another person's death about yourself but I think it's there's it's a way of reading reconciling The unknown to us in a way I think with lack of understanding we try to put answers to to the unexplainable And another person dying is also a reminder to ourselves that we're going to be there one day or or that life shorter Or close to you. You know right. There's always some sort of like negative connotation given to it and You know Shawn's talking about of of that viewpoint or that perspective I mean Is really good or bad right or wrong. It doesn't really matter I mean we've we've yet to answer the question Religiosity has tried to answer the question. and many people live as a way to to ascend the gates of Heaven after after they die. It's it's it's really an answer to the unknown to the to that fear that's comfortable for people and Agree with it or not agree with it. I I understand it In why it works and how it works but I think there's there's a component to what we're talking about of Why why we feel is necessary to to place meaning or or limits on the limitless. I would say you know death. Death being limitless or like an understanding of God right like most people's understanding of God is Omnipotent Benevolent Omnipresent So so what does God lack in that case will the only thing God lacks limits? And what you mentioned as far as pain leading to growth Those limits ended up Lee leading to suffering And then all the suffering right. It's the limits that we have we create it and that's how I understand it related to the ego in this case in many cases but Talking about death. Here's were trying to Place meaning upon or at a limit to the to that which is limitless I think very much in the same manner of of trying to conceptualize Whatever higher power higher beings is out there and that's that's limited to when you try to conceptualize absolutely that which is limitless And and that is where. But we're human right. We're human in. This is our human experience. And if if you haven't stepped into the realm of the spiritual while you're confined to the five senses is. This is your absolute truth. So so yeah. When when that's in physical death people tend to view it as permanent. That's the end of all. That is right everything that we're ever going to experience. This is where it all ends talk. Could you not be rocked by that? If that's your your viewpoint you know well. It's hard not to have the viewpoint because I think the automatic tendency is to believe or to know somewhere deep down inside like that's the end of my experience with that person and into then transfer that over into being in general In the in the place that limit upon upon death You know if I was You know just for if we lost somebody close to us. I WANNA reconcile that loss through grief. you know the clinical term at the you know that's become popular is grief but it's I see it more as trying to reconcile and make meaning of it with myself Rather than than than just The I guess a quote that I heard that was probably the best thing I've ever heard of I've heard on grief is that a grief has a temple we should visit on occasion regardless of a what temple. You make That that person's going to enter in to your memory to your consciousness later on down the road and you any sort of You know you grieve that in that moment in whatever way you could whether it's through saying a prayer sending out a vibe or just kind of following that memory of that individual through to the end and then just you know and then we're on to the next thing I think in my opinion that that's the healthy way. That's the natural way to go about it rather than just placing placing this exuberant meaning and like Making bigger than it is right. I'll make just making a bigger Thas. Whoa what it all boils down to is non attachment non attachment and the way I view non attachment in in Because that can be that term can be viewed as cynical right. Is Mom not attached to any of that? It's not that it's a embracing permanence. So who am I to say and and I always kids and as an example and I. I don't WanNa do that because I want to manifest some bad shit but but if I'm truly going to as the toughest loss you can imagine the and and I can't I can't even possibly conceive of anything even remotely close to something tragic befallen my kids. But who's to say that that's not supposed to happen? So that's that's where you really have to get into practice and non attachment. I can't say that you're not supposed to have cancer. I can't say that I'm not supposed to get cancer and I'm not supposed to live through that for some reason. I don't know what the reason is and for me to try to conceive of. The reason is placing a limit on that. I'm attaching to to whatever I believe. The reason is I just have to. I have to I have to let it be. I had I have to visit that temple and I and I have to leave that temple at some point. And if I if I'm attached to what's going to happen and once I get in that temple and what should happen as a result of visitation there. I'm going to suffer. You know and most people suffer through death. There's people that that you know. Their husband is and they never get over it and the rest of their life is lived in confined to the prison of. I was victimized by this loss. You know because they're attached to the trauma or the trauma. If you lose a child you know some people. Just don't ever recover from that one. If it's your fault if you if you take fault on in Cook it could be you know. What if you were driving? I always think about these things. You're driving drunk with your kids and you get an accident and you live. How the fuck you live with that? You know what I mean like. The these are things that I ponder all the time. Because I don't want to just put spiritual concepts out there and play holier than thou because I believe them and they make me feel good like I really want to conceive of what somebody else might be going through. But don't you think that the spiritual concepts that you believe like I use them as a way to rationalize things that have no definition or have no you know like he can't when someone's get cancer and you know you're trying to find meaning and all that like I let that goal longtime ago because it's really a waste to energy to try to find meaning of like why people are here why they're not here. Who lives who dies the grand designing none of my business. It never has been my business. We make it our business they you can try to make your business. But you're only going to end up fucking yourselves on the mind and like I had to like just you know like like a hands off approach. You know my best friend committed suicide. We were both twenty one at the time you know and that one rocked me pretty hard But in the same sense like we were both alcoholic and And I can tell I understand why he did what he did you know. He ended up getting pop down in North Carolina yet. Firearm in the car. I think he was shooting jackrabbits or something And had a pistol in the car and you know went to jail and this kid is not like you know a tough guy or anything like biggest drama entertainer tight. There you'll ever meet you. Know loved being lead singer in a band and stuff and You know I can feel that when he got locked up that he started to panic and he started to go through withdrawal in probably didn't know what was going on and hung himself with the fucking sheet in the jailhouse. And what's so fucked up as two years later I got popped for my third. Dui and Was on a Friday night and I ended up in jail. I tried to hang myself with my fucking pants in the holding cell and I could understand and look back and feel what he was feeling and You know the cops. Once they saw that shit man they rushed me to Beaumont. And like put you on my shot me up with a bunch of Shit and then back to the holding cell and I was pretty much like a fish out of water. Like for two days but You know when that happened I had to really look and and just honor the journey regardless of anything. Just honor the journey aggrieved for a long time. But you know I'm not I don't need to know why he's no longer here. No because it's not my business now. It's still miss them dearly. Think about him all the time you know he was the key. I remember one time late. I was a lot less outgoing in high school in this motherfucker would be singing. Cecilia down the fucking hallway in high school with like four girls charm in the fuck out of him and just like having a great time he'd be singing like Cat Stevens and shit like it was just one of the funniest people that I ever had the pleasure of meeting on the planet and But when it came to drugs and alcohol you know we. We just couldn't stop dark place dark place and but at least you didn't take it as your fault. No because that's that's a that's a hard but even though you you mourn somebody who who takes their own life there's always the risk that somebody takes it upon themselves to say. Well I could have been there. I could have done this. I should've could've again. It's taken it back onto ourselves and I think that's still all ego even as much one hundred percent you know and even though you don't want to like I don't think most people classify that as ego now that's not a popular version the EGO. But it just I don't have that much power. I only have the amount of power that my God has given me. I can't I can't change you. Know there's there's one thing like when your spiritual contract is up it's up and they're in fucking thing you can do to change that it just doesn't it. It doesn't matter when you got home. You gotta go home. I used to be deathly afraid of flying real bad control-freak because it not because you know pursue. I did this new tough. Guy Act and and and I controlled to the extent that I believed I could everything around me not because I was able to but because I was scared shitless of abandonment of all the things that could happen as I lived in a state of fighter flight. People would be having a conversation with me. I'm fighting for my life in this conversation like it has nothing to do with what's going on but I need to control you. I need to keep this all close to me and fly in was one of those things so when I first moved out to La. I drove in for probably about a year. All I would do is drive back and forth log fuck and drive and you know I was transporting illegal to have time but but I I wasn't I just wouldn't fly and then The first flight I took back to I five I ever took the. Atf showed up on my doorstep out in out in California. Vince Orlando Yeah. You've been subpoenaed to a grand jury for some bullshit. That happened back in Michigan that I was loosely linked to but so that was my first flight I was forced into it scared shitless but after that happened I was like all right. Well I kind of have to. I live here. You know I live in L. A. But my family's back here and whatever so I I would always come to grips with my mortality before I stepped on every flight I would start sending texts to people how I loved them. And things like that Because I was scared shitless either because I don't have any control of this you know what I mean it. The the most scary part about it is. I didn't control it and like vehicle driving across the country with three hundred pounds of marijuana back when it was a real crime to do that in vehicle in my life on the line right at but I breathe through. That been pulled over. Talk my way out of it just breezed through that. Shit. But I can't get on this flight and let this trained individual. Take me from one place to the next but the most calm this is the first time ever experienced transcendental meditation what it was to be non attached. It was inadvertent. I was on a flight from short flight from New York to Detroit and the plane started going down to the point where Shit was hitting the ceiling and everyone's screaming and the girl that's with me. She's freaking out. Clinton my hand in based on who I was leading into every flight and my fear of that. You'd think that I'd go along for that ride but I remember the calm. That came over me in that moment. I just there. There was just this like I felt like I was home. It was like having a transcendental meditative experience or a psychedelic experience where I like DM GMT. When I did. Emt went home. And I just kind of sat there and I was calm was calm and I was looking around and everything moved into slow motion then eventually. The plane leveled out. But I'll never forget that moment because that was the first time I ever felt that it was I was just unattached to everything going on around me and I just felt I felt peaceful was weird. I still remember the way my eyes glazed over and I just and it was just calm. It was just call him. I was just along for the ride I don't even know why that came up but it but it did you know based on my fear of flying and death and all of that my attachment to the fact that. I should be here at that. I should not die. Now get on a flight. It's like anybody can die. You know anybody can die. When I'm traveling with my kids international. I still think about this shit because deep down they're still an attachment to we should still be here and we should make it from this place to that place. But as you're flying over the Atlantic and you've got your two little kids it I I it's it's always a good exercise to put my ego in check and say well. Why are we any different than anybody else on this flight? Anything could happen if it does happen. So be it. I don't know why I still have to go through these exercises in my mind but it's It just shows how powerful the subconscious is right it will. It will bring itself to the surface at any given opportunity. But it's good because spiritually we get to play with that and I think that's what death does when you talk about us trying to make sense physical death anyway us trying to make sense of it. Or how does this apply to US my existence? There's the mirror effect right. And if you're not a spiritual person you're not thinking of the mirror effect but your reaction to this says something says something about you says a lot about things that may be unresolved in you and if you can look at things that way. That's that's a spiritual concept of. How does this apply to me without me being attached to the actual event right? Like how at my feelings about this. I'd my feelings about this. Says something says something deep about me? What and we take it back and we're we should. I believe we should take it back into ourselves. Really look at our reaction to it because at the end of the day. That's all you control right. Your reaction don't control. How that person passed you. You don't control any new. Even for the person who may have been drunk driving drunk with their kids and still a tough one for me. When I think about it like how do you? How do you move past that ever in your life? How do you move past that? Who says you will be well. You have to write you have to you. Don't have to you kind of do like. That's that's what this journey. I believe. That's what this journey is about is overcoming these things. Oh what what did you do to bring you to this place? Where that's the shit you have to overcome. That's where we're kind of veering off a little bit. But I it's it's on the subject to death and and How'd you detach from that? So that for another episode. I guess I. It's a valid question when dealing with death. Like how do you if something is actually your fault? If you took part in this somehow how do you deal with? If when you're a military person I guess you could say they're the enemy. But what if you have this this spiritual realization that humans are humans? And we're all one. And then you have to relive the fact that you've killed these people I how do you deal with that? There's a tremendous shame. I'm sure I mean there's there's got to be count countless examples out there couldn't couldn't recall any but I'm sure they're out there. I mean there's there's no matter. How many times have we heard about? You Know Father Mother driving wrong and you know the the they have you know they were the lone survivor and their their child or children were killed To be able to to Process through that I I think like anything else. There's there's defenses. That probably go up and you have to let go right. You have to at a certain point. Just let go embody keeps the score. There's one of those examples right right if you if you want to rise above it if you want to grow from it. I don't know if a lot of people that experience that would even necessarily arrive at that right. I don't know I thought there would be. I could imagine there would just end up being a lifelong hell of victimization. Continue to relive that That moment becomes the defining moment of their life. You know the the cross roads or the The stuck point. Ptsd stuck point here. This is it. Yeah it'd be the same thing I mean especially in something like a very violent way. Where were you were present in that Like a car accident there. There would be a defense that goes up. There would be tremendous amount of shame. There would be a response to that. Shame which would just be succumbing to it or Attempting to over control it. And then you you attempt to victimize yourself or or or more than likely would victimize yourself unconsciously absolutely and the rest of your life. You'd imagine item Agean. You label yourself my temptation. If that were the case would be to just label myself murder a monster. And my and you know what's crazy in reading body keeps score right so I I looked at some of those examples and I'm like well I didn't experience that and start to minimize what it is that I still go through. I don't go through it to the extent that I used to. I know better. I have tools at my disposal to be able to process through these emotions when they come to me innately. Like I'm not in control of that. But if you run the brain scan physiologically the person who who got into that car accident and watch their children die or watched. I think it was her husband. Actually but in the book it looks the same. It's the exact same in the brain so when i read that on Mike. Wow so so. I do a disservice to myself by minimizing my trauma because at the end of the day it's all the same trauma in relative right and then we can go into this the whole concept of the Buddhist concept of non attachment while. That's where it is. You know the person in prison who murdered a bunch of people and then finds God or Jesus you know or or on a real deep visceral level in. That's happened right well. They had to let that go at some point. Society doesn't want you to let that shit go right. You're dead anyway. We're we're fair enough but it it's it's interesting to think about things that level you know. We talked about death in the spiritual contacts. We talked about death in the physical context. There's there's another form that it's not another form it's relative like you've just said it's all relative all of this shit's relative for just putting different different labels on on what it is. But I know from my mind for me to to delve back into spirituality. Quantum physics played a big role in that. Now I could understand energy at at a at a level that was scientifically proven right and it just helped me to kind of merge these two parts of my brain that that seemed to fire you know back and forth pretty well. They communicate well and if one is an understanding something. Well there's a You know it's it's it's a weird thing but for me. Quantum physics was something that That that brought me into spirituality. Because I didn't know what God was. I was stigmatized. The church was shit. You know what I mean. It was all bullshit to me and then the birth of my son Ketamine and And Quantum physics put me back on the spirit back so I was never on it but it realigned me with whatever. My Creator is so in death You know we have the that the whole thing that made us talk about this episode is we were talking about entropy and in the last episode so entropy all death is really from a physics perspective is entropy. It's we look at it as as this. This devolvement into chaos. That's how we view entropy from a human perspective when we see a a a a super nebula or Supernova. We view that as cataclysmic right. But really it's not it's the accumulation of new information and then it springs forth into the universe as such and that's what death is from physics perspective. It's this accumulation of information. And now this this this case that we walk around in it can't contain that information in this new information springs forth into the universe that that accumulation happens the body degrades and then the accumulation happens in the conscious in our consciousness. And we talk about the other law. The first law thermodynamic the conservation of energy so we accumulate all of this energy in our consciousness and that consciousness goes out to wherever it becomes part of this infinite connectedness and for anybody who's had a near death experience or a psychedelic experience or or transcendental experience. You've felt this oneness so there's that perception of death also and that's that's something that helps to guide me the spiritual aspects of it which. I can't say I can't say it's true or not I don't know what God is. I just know I feel that presence and I believe that we are all one in then. I can go over to quantum physics and I can say well well even from From a material perspective we are all there. There was a singularity right in this life was sprung forth so that's what death is also to me and there. There's a great book I met this I can't remember her name right now. But she's she's a physicist that I met at the conference for consciousness and human evolution when I was in London and she has his book on entropy and rather than saying the Big Bang. She calls it the big breath and you take that relatively into what death is and that's really what it is. It's this big breath we we've we really haven't lost anything we've just. We've gained what we needed to gain like you said the journeys dawn for whatever reason and now we're going to spring forth into the universe with this new information and then that becomes whatever's next so it's a transition point rather than anything permanent. There's nothing permanent. Would you know even from a physics perspective? If you're a scientist look at a guy like Sam Harris right and and and they would tout him as the leader of the new atheist movement. Well he's not the guy's got a meditation practice that's thriving you know what I mean. So there's so even from this the realm of the physical. There's you don't you don't have to be spiritual you don't have to think about. God. You don't have to think about those things to know that there's something that lies beyond so that's another conception of death that that I like to. I like to toy with. What do you guys think about? So if essentially what you're talking about is is whatever sort of energy moving on A fact or do you think the pain and suffering moves on as well. So essentially do you think the limitations move on as well so so if in life we are limitations lead to are suffering suffering which lead to our growth. Then what's the purpose in our energy moving on to the next stage without the aspects of ourselves that we learned from so when you learn something. Do you still feel the pain or are you at peace with it? What I I don't think you can learn if you suffer suffering stagnates growth. Pain perpetuates growth if you learn from it right so of when? I make my transition you know if I'm at peace I would figure that the suffering and all that other shit ain't gonNA come along with it. We've already alleviated if you're at peace you guy like sparking you know what I mean. He's on the sufferings been alleviated. I don't suffer anymore. Yes I feel pain but you know there's nothing to take with you and I. I don't think I don't think in that. Realm we take anything with us but if if there's suffering captured like in the case of my aunt where I believe there. There was some suffering captured. I think now you have to go into this. You know and this is where we can talk about reincarnation or whatever I believe. It's a real thing I I believe. Your energy is not you? You haven't you haven't You haven't freed the energy. It's not clean clear pure energy so there's things that still have to be achieved in a physical sense. Do I know that I? I don't know that to be true. I don't know any Shit J. It's a novel but it it makes sense that that there needs to be a purification of the energy. I I would i. Would you know twenty one grams that your body weighs less twenty one grams? When you die I think about really horrific deaths like like genocide like the Holocaust and things like that for example. Would all the people that suffered and all of Why wouldn't all the components of there being makes them everything they are A big proponent of like self acceptance around being human you know and my and my faults my own limitations as long as I approach those things with a a certain level of honesty then I have a chance of actually dealing with him coming at least at least coming over the peak with them. How far I evolved past that I don't know how much of that is up to me. But if I can be honest about my limitations I I can I can come over the peak of it and you know look upon a new valley or just have a different perspective around What's going on? I think maybe do ourselves a disservice by by not having the limits of ourselves or the suffering that we experienced would that then be like is our afterlife just for us or is our afterlife to benefit future generations and if our afterlife is just for us on that tangent I could see us being free from suffering or I say the suffering that I've experienced that I have peace around them and then then yes. I'm I'm I take that with me and I'm free the rest right but if my experience here on earth was meant to be A learning experience of future generations and to the benefit of human evolution. Would I need to carry that some some of that energy on with me without that? I? I guess that's where I'm going with the question about I don't I don't know the Buddhist talk about it. They they talk about that. And what the so once you've achieved nirvana there's nothing left for you. There's it right there various levels. Sure then then you're and that's once you've achieved God consciousness once you're Christ's crucifixion happens on the Cross and and you've shed your blood for for humanity as a whole. There's nothing left for you. You can't exist on this plane anymore. In on metaphorically metaphysically they they speak of when Christ re rose and was in the garden. They didn't recognize Christ as Christ because Christ couldn't exist or Jesus there wasn't going to label them Christ but they couldn't see you know what I mean and then Christ Jesus spoke instead. It's me right. There was no way to recognize this being because Christ had ascended in suffering but Christ chose that right so so when Jesus chose to because there are ways out. He didn't have to suffer like that in the same way that Martin Luther King knew that he was gonna get assassinated in a speech that he gave right before his life was taken. He knew that he was walking into to it so they walked into the suffering and it wasn't suffering for the. I have to believe that that wasn't suffering for them because they made this choice. They knew that there was something bigger than the suffering. They knew that it was a part of a bigger plan. Right a bigger plan so so it wasn't suffering to them in the way that we see it. We see somebody getting jabbed on across we didn't see it but we hear of it and immediately we think of. Ooh How how the must've hurt. Oh I couldn't stay. You know what I mean but this person walked into it and whether it's true or fiction I mean there's a lot of historical accounts from various different sex. That would say that this actually happened right but whether it did or not as relevant the metaphysical meaning of that crucifixion. Is you walk into the suffering. Therefore there is no suffering and and you're able to ascend at that point to what we call God consciousness or Nevada or whatever different spiritual you know. D- Mother Earth whatever you WANNA call it. Now you're able to transcend because you don't suffer anymore. Because you take life it's kind of what acceptances and addiction right. You accept that this is. This is the thing right. This is the thing I'm not gonNA. I can't control all of these things outside of me so I'm just going to accept them. I'm GonNa roll with them in some form or fashion. I'm going to find a way to make myself okay with this when your contract's up when it's contracts up and you look at the people that have had a lasting effect right that seemed to have ascended people like Martin Luther King who walk seemingly right into their own death and they're prophetic about it and they don't care Wayne. Dyer talks about the the wisdom of the ages. The greatest Teachers Speakers of all time the the ones that had the last in effect and they had these three traits about them and they all pretend to non attachment they were. They were unattached to the good opinion of others. They were not power driven and they were What the other non attachment they're unattached outcome. Those three things were the thing that they all shared. Which is non attachment? So like I said I'm in this world but I'm not of it. There's there's a recognition there that yes. I'm part of this right in into your question. You have to recognize that part of this but but there's a part of me that's not of this and when you recognize that I think you can alleviate suffering doesn't mean you're not gonNa feel pain. I'm sure that hurt to get stuck on the cross right. I'm sure that hurt. There was paying their. But you recognize that. There's also cleansing to it. You Know I. It's it's like Viktor Frankl. You talked about the concentration camps. Well everybody else was dying miserable ways around him but he chose to not have his spirit imprisoned. There's power in that. Does that mean you're not GonNa Die Tomorrow? You might might Christ did you might have had lived beautiful death while he was going through that experience. Or Rebirth Earl. However it's all perspective right it's all it's all relative or response. I control response. Well he talks about seeing This vision of his wife in the clouds and that was the thing that that gave him purpose. And that's in the guy comes out and he's suffering in a way that that I can. I can barely fathom what that is. I've been to jail still nothing compared to what this man went through your entire families killed. You're treated like a dog. You're given these slaps a food and you're out there working without shoes and the winter to build these war machines and what I like. You could die at any given moment like to to to to think about living through something like that and be able to come out of it with this. Oh but if you have meaning you can get through everything that that's that ascension. I think there's a more simple way. You just made me think that the death as a moral value to my life it does now and it doesn't in any sort of really existential way. It's it's more about just a human connection so my so passing on a legacy essentially when you're talking about Martin Luther King Junior the importance that I would place upon my relationships with others Children anybody anybody. I encounter throughout my life being able to have a drive to have an impact to pass on some sort of like legacy or positive memory that that's really all at this point. I- I conceptualize a meaning around death. You know what I mean In that gives me puts it in a positive light to where I have like a moral value of that I have a responsibility that I have a responsibility to treat people. Well to do the best buy you buy my including myself and myself treating. Yeah there's there's there's a moral responsibility I mean I. I would agree with that. I guess we need. Somebody might take that differently right. But there there really. Is You know. The time is limited at least from the physical perspective it is. There's no getting around it. This is our truth so to speak at this particular moment. How do we capitalize on that? We had some value to it why people choose to believe. I choose to believe that we're worm food but I I liked the other way better. It just feels better and I could be wrong. Scher you know what I mean but I I if I got choice. Why not take the one? That feels better and if you are wrong by the end matter matter so anyway we got the We got the wave. 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Jeff Mount

The My Future Business™ Show

29:08 min | Last month

Jeff Mount

"Find most buzzers who are managing the money themselves. They hit about fifty million in assets under management. They just don't have time to see anybody else or do anything else that can't grow. That's really where we came into play as we would offer them the ability to scale the growth of their business by letting us to a lot of the things that were not really revenue generating activities. Welcome to the future business. Show where we get you in front of your best audience and keep you. They're not only. Are we interviewing the biggest names in business to help you become even more successful. We're inviting you to book your spot on the show to help you grow your business. So at the end of the cold make sure you feel need interview application format my future. Business dot com ford slash interviews. How i am. Welcome back to the future business. Show where we get you in front of your best audience and keep you there today. I'm on the coal with somebody. Very exciting he is the president and speaker end. Ceo in fact of real intelligence. Llc mr jeff man do the show jeff those absolutely. What for treat too heavy he today. We're gonna be talking a lot about how visualize your financial future in ten minutes or less says like a bit of a stretch. But we'll get back to that in a moment. I'm sure you've got some fairly exciting news to share about this. This technology that you use it real intelligence but before we do their what i like to do is is little bit about my guess and i'd love to start off by asking you. Where are you located is home for you. I am in fairfield connecticut. United states which is just a suburb of new york city. Fantastic is that. Is that a location. We've been owning your own of your life. I moved here after college. Grew up in virginia beach. Virginia but Have lived here since nineteen ninety and time. Flies doesn't so what's some of the landmarks that people would your location. Well we're literally right on the long island sound as i mentioned new york city's about fifty miles from here so it's not too far anti And of course yale. University is about half an hour from here excellent. Do you have any Like hobbies sports or entertainment. That you like. I may big fly fisherman so i travel the country doing that in fact i was waived this past weekend on the trip which was fun. It was a little rough. It's really nice easy so not fighting aggressive as they might be thirty days us some tom. I'm sure that will come good now when you when you travel. Do you have a particular place that you like to go is. Is there a preference you. Yeah my favorite place. Is a place called the beaver. Kill in upstate. New york is actually where fly fishing was invented. And it's about two and a half hours. From where i live so i do go there. Generally once or twice a summer But this this past weekend local yeah excellent with the pandemic going there any restrictions for you in where you live on not where i live in fact fly fishing because generally it is something you do by yourself Do bring friends but were very spaced from each other. Even during the height of the pandemic is one of the few things you could do outside without anybody giving you a hard time about a mask if we can go back is a bit when you were growing up. Did you have a pet and if you did. Which one did you remember. The most sure had a dog. His name was sparky. After sparky anderson who was a famous manager of the cincinnati reds. How that's an easy one and when you were growing up do you remember anything about growing up to. He really loved. Could you just take us through that little bit. I'm an adopted only child. We grew up in virginia beach probably about ten miles from the coast and inland to be careful of hurricanes and took a a real affinity to tennis growing up and eventually went on to play now. High-school college but then professionally on the circuit for a short time until my my knee gave scott how now when you were nice. Formative years early teens. Let's say did you have anybody in your life that you looked up to that. I guess shaped you into the person you are. Today i would say is more than one had a great history teacher who i really respected a lot and he i would say influenced my political views a lot. I had a my aunt. Who of course got me interested in denison the game very passionate about and and then I had a number of very good friends at college. Who are also influenced me to pursue an entrepreneurial. Future and testing is lucky token at that moment. Ten forty two. I know it's early where you are Do you do you get super early every day. What's the daily routine about you. It's so i'll get up at five and hit the gym. Sometimes me times i'll do at the end of the day it really depends upon My work schedule. Looks like so hit him. Do you enjoy being an entrepreneur. And and what have you learned about that experience. So it's still new to me. I've been doing this now for about eighteen months. I was what they call a wholesaler in financial services. Business for twenty five years and Reconnected with mike helgeson. Who was one of my best clients who has since retired and he asked me to To help him get his book published the entrepreneurial kind of stepped into because as i'm reading his book yet stand. Mike is a very very intelligent guy. And i'm reading the book. And i'm thinking okay. We've got three sections. The first section is what is dynamic. Mapping and what makes it different than the traditional method of financial planning second. One is a budget second parts case studies and the third part. I kid you not was eighty five pages of math. Oh we're not going to sell one copy this thing. There's no way. Oh look i'll give it a go so i had this idea taking the third piece. Which was the math and turning it into an app. That would simplify things for everybody else. Leave all the hard stuff to us behind the scenes. That's really what got us going into the business. So you've taken this and it's now called dynamic mapping and love to jump into the against the the core of that if we could unpack that in a moment but if you don't mind i'm really came to share with those. Who listened to the show. They they usually start a bunch of news and and people of your own sort of makeup you feel like what do you think about having relaxation time. Do you think that's important for sta or do you think that it should go to get some success. It's critical It it is not a sprint marathon and there are so many hats that you have to wear a day day basis that it does become exhausting. Fly fishing as you heard was was of my escape does allow me to regroup Mentally and emotionally and recharge and one of the things that i know that we take a lot of value of his finally. What what can you tell us about fighting. Have you learned much from. Fame is a learning experience Cove it was one of those things that Created all kinds of challenges for its as i originally launched this business And we had to making major panic which is allowing us to re launch in about three weeks with completely different business model quite frankly think has more potential than the original everyday. Excellent so that sir somebody to look for. If you're on a cold day you want to know more about these we're gonna get to. Hey you can get your hands and in a short while. now we've touched on the pandemic and the things that you're doing the finance industry. I'd love to give some context for the listeners. If he can just go back a little bit in terms of your experience in the finance industry could you just. I guess curb it out for everybody's on the colder sure so in the united states there's a wholesale distribution system that most people don't even know about Outside the united states is seems to be mostly product manufacturer products might be insurance policies. It might be investment portfolios and for the most part they go direct to consumer in the united states. There is a very large network of wholesale distributors that effectively adds scale to the advisers book of business whether it's selling insurance and providing all the details to it whether it's doing investments or creating entire platform and i did that for about twenty five years and it. I forged some pretty good relationships with some advisors who quite frankly got stuck i. I find most visors who are managing the money themselves the fifty million in assets under management. They just don't have time to seen anybody else or do anything else that can't grow. That's really where we came into play as we would offer them the ability to scale the growth of their business by letting us do a lot of the things that were not really revenue generating activities. So i'm wondering who is the customer for real intelligence. Who who do you appeal to soak. Originally it was going to be the advisers. We were going to teach them this new way of doing financial planning that would increase their productivity even further than what i had been able to do as a wholesaler and the idea was i would travel country and train them on two full day basis than provide weekly trainings via zoom in the pandemic app. And we couldn't travel so we had to change the entire business plan moving forward. It's going to be more business to consumer direct On the one hand and then the other hand is corporate. America we do believe the the businesses that are large enough to have finance financial wellness as an initiative within their hr departments. They really don't have any tools to support that initiative yet they scream year about how important it is. We believe we can help with that. So that that will also be a target of our scoreboard. Fantastic thank you so very much sharing. Now i'm wondering how to denying real intelligence Come about something that you'd had on the back burner for wallow partners idea we were talking about Names and of course. The buzz is all about artificial intelligence and the the the line that we use. There's there's nothing artificial about real intelligence or the people we serve. I'd love to if we could just share bit about your experiences. You've spent twenty five in the financial services business and attain several different awards including innovator of the year tennis little bit about some of those experiences. Innovator of the year award was given In hachi what year that was but it was. Because i had started that training program that allowed advisors to deliver. Will we call a middle class millionaire experience. I should say a family office experience for middle-class millionaires. Most people don't go to family offices. That's traditionally service level reserved for very very wealthy families meeting fifty million or more Where you have all of those things in life that become burdensome with all that well so taxes legal property casualty risk managements If you have real estate than of course manning that real investment portfolio and of course seeking a unique opportunity stir private equity or venture capital to business in itself isn't it it is and it's typically very expensive to run one of those because you have them all under one one roof. What we were able to do is to create a virtual experience for middle-class millionaires. Now wouldn't go white as deep as what you'd expect for those really super wealthy families but we would be able to have. This sounds so simple. But it just doesn't happen. Have the accountants the attorneys the investment people. The insurance people actually talking to each other to make sure that the family could Work hard and play hard numb. Worry about all those other things so yeah. I was given that award for that. Exact reason and the benefit to me of course was the advisors were able to attract investors. Who had more money than they had previously. You've been extremely busy over the time. You've also been published in several different financial meteorologists talking global bank and finance for best company. Fintech buzz and get involved with these types of publications. So i had a pr group that we partnered with when i first started They they were fantastic. And the fact that the dynamic mapping method was so different than the traditional method really seemed to appeal to a lot of these publishers. Newsmax finance was probably the one that did the most they. They had me on a monthly basis But it was interesting. That fintech buzz did bring us in. I didn't see that one coming company as well. They they wanted to go really deep in detail on some of these case studies so it was fun. Yeah fantastic now. i'd like to for. He was on the co today. We don't necessarily understand some of the terminology and if we can break a little bit Starting off with the term financial wellness. What does that actually mean. There are a lot of people in the united states who refuse to work with a financial advisor. It's the number is somewhat of mystery. But i can see from all the public available services it's somewhere between One in fifteen percent of all americans use an adviser so the question is what's going on with the rest of money they do. They do have money but their knowledge about how to invest how to behave and how to identify both opportunities and risks just. Isn't there so what we're trying to do with this. New version of our company is to give them the information they need to know in terms of exactly how much they need for each of life's major purposes. What kinds of challenges. They will probably face and we're going to deliver goes through strategic videos that are small short soundbites but lots of them and allow them to absorb the information at their own pace but be able to do so really easily. that's fantastic. That's something very much look forward to i. Am i think about this. And i think when i made with my financial adviser it's will at least used to be face to face is that is at now obviously moving towards an online sort of zoom experience. When you talking to clients how do you engage. I think a lot of the points you're going to have in the future. We'll be like this through zoom. And i'll tell you why most advisers used to complain to me that when they would see people that they have some people call and say jeans cannot exactly seventy five degrees and sunny today. I think i'm gonna come this too hot or too cold. Traffic's bad zoom eliminates all the challenges of traffic and weather allows them to be quite efficient. And let's be honest with zoom. The amount of small talk that happens to beginning is pretty minimal. it's it's rate of business and typically that the the appointment stays on schedule so i think you're gonna see more and more of this absolutely you touched on strategic earlier of read through your website which is fantastic and the reference to financial strategic thinking. Could you could you explain that a little bit more and some glad you brought that up so i have this conversation with done traditional financial planning input output software programs and there's plenty of them and the output typically comes from these things is anywhere from fifty to three hundred pages so they're going to share this documents with the the investor they typically only show them really review about five to seven pages which has always spreadsheet of the output of the math. The math can be quite daunting in what seems to happen is the the investors will go through these pages all fifty them even though there's only five to seven that are being reviewed with the adviser and they look up from the document with is wide open and sometimes even there's tears coming there so bored and so can you. They're looking at just somebody. Please help me. And then they literally look up and say rick one of my do now arkansas. Now that's not exactly trust building experiences. It no no. No so dynamic mapping is one of those things allows you to actually visualize it and we use a metaphor that allows you to build your sailboat. That will help get you through. Life's journey and if it has big blowing sales you know. You're in good shape. If it has slack sales you probably need to make some strategic changes we give you the tools to make those changes on the fly. The you can see how to get the sales up so you can. Do you can do this in ten minutes is to use this dynamic mapping app and you get a picture of where your strategic thinking should bay in august where you're currently position in terms of financial. Is that how it works idiots so depending upon your unique situation you might wanna put in. Things obviously retirements the biggest expense. But you also might wanna put in your mortgage to see that. There's no conflict between the mortgage payoff on retirement. That's a common mistake here. In the united states we've seen interest rates drop drop drop drop drop and people's kept refinancing their mortgage which is fine except a lot of times that thirty year mortgage keeps getting pushed further and further out. Because we're focused on our monthly payment giving smaller. Well if you have. Let's say ten of those thirty years left as you enter retirement. You're effectively forcing yourself. Save a whole lot more than you would normally otherwise need and you may be kind of tight with the budgets. You may not really be able to enjoy those first ten years of retirement which are usually the most fun years of retirement. And so that's an example of strategic thinking you would not seen a spreadsheet but you will with this college tuition plannings and they're saving for your kids weddings and they're all of these things. You can really visualize quite quickly life expenses as it were our rate in the roy up here with this dynamic mapping till you talk about investments. We're not just talking about you. Know mortgage and real estates and living expenses wrapped up in budget. We're talking also about stock trading and things like that. Where does it expand to so. There's no question that over. Long periods of time stocks deliver the most growth with most predictability now in the short term predictable is off the table but over ten fifteen twenty years the variants from the average is really not that great and it is quite predictable however we do not believe in the classic institutional method of managing money for families. Now that is a big difference from what you would normally experience from some of the big wire houses or even from independent financial planners because the financial planning method. They normally use is institutional. I'm talking about pensions foundations down. That's a clown around the pensions foundations. Dallas don't get sick hurt laid off her divorced people do and that's the case. Why are we using a risk. Management approach doesn't take any of that into account. So what we do is he wasn't right it does. And it's amazing how intellectually lazy. Some of these people are when i address this with them. They just shrug and go. But that's the way we've always done it. We use an aging process for port for purpose based portfolios and the aging process. Says since we know that stocks can give you the most return with the most predictably over long periods of time but just the opposite is true in a short period of time at the point farthest from our distribution date. We can take on lots of risk each year as we approached that distribution date. We're going to gradually move it into income. Producing asset classes have a different kind of risk but generally not beer and eventually into highly liquid asset. Classes might even cash so that way if there is a market disruption from pandemic like we saw last year. And you have some some need that money in the very short term. You're completely unaffected by it. Because that money's already in cash and thank you very much for sharing this wonderful cold dust forum. I'm wondering them. I know that things would have changed in terms of speaking engagements. Tell us little bit about your experience with the sole speaking engagements has been literally all zoom since the pandemic i. I think that's starting to change. But slowly depending upon where the events are. I know in florida. The pretty much open nashville tennessee. They're open but a lot of places they're still doing the virtual My speaking experience really began in my wholesale days where i was speaking. Generally to anywhere from fifty to three hundred people in time and that was always in person but It's gonna be interesting to see when things completely open up now. I'm looking at the real intelligence. Three sixty dot com website. And be making sure that links available everybody at the end of the cold. But i'd love to if you could tell us little bit more about the dan le weathering financial storms. That was provided all written by mike. Helgeson set up so that is the book. i referenced. earlier had the three parts. We did take the math out. It's not just the app. Yep yeah so it is just the two and it actually was written originally for advisors. It still is for advisors. Wouldn't this way we know. There are a lot of americans who liked to do it themselves when it comes to investing for whatever reason they chose not to work with an adviser. So what we've given them with. This book is actually the exact same stuff. we used. train our advisers. How to deliver a dynamic mapping experience from a planning perspective as well as of course the essential family office experience. I don't think anyone's going to create their own essential family office. I think once you have that kind of wealth you really do want the advisers working together and talking together and delivering the experience you expect but up until that point. This book will teach you everything. The adviser already knows something you've just touched on made me think about is that in the past are have experienced a hands off financial adviser relationship. And do you do you focus on relationship building in your business without doubt. It's incredibly important fact. Part of our training involves so styles recognition and motivation We we know that advisors often do wear a lot hats whether it's Insurance or investments financial planning whatever. The case may be where they often lack is how to connect with different personality types in a consistent basis. We do spend quite a bit of time on that part of the training and generally is everyone's favorite because something they never get. yeah fantastic. Thank you for sharing jack now. Not only do you have your wonderful sofa at real intelligence. But you've also got my hogan. Can you tell us a little bit of that. Yes mike was in the business for thirty five years as eight financial planner. In fact he was one of the very first certified financial planner which does show his age and was the founder of the financial planning association in westchester connecticut. New york as well as fairfield county connecticut and testing. Thank you very much for sharing. I'm sure you make dynamic jure as it were now in terms of the development of the app you obviously would have some sort of a depth development plan in the background. You've talked about redoing you model. Is it all together. Is there a path forward for the development of the app so we are three weeks away from the launch of the new app. One that we used for as a tool for advise originally still up. You can get that off the apple app store or google. Play is not as intuitive as the new one will be so if you're Do it yourself investor. My advice would be to wait three weeks and use the one. That's will be geared towards the consumer. Because if you do run into trouble there will be those videos. Give you assistance in terms of knowing what to to input and exactly how to read calculations and put but yeah. We're excited about that. I think it's it's gonna be a great tool for everybody. Not just advisors and one thing on thinking batch is that it's one thing to have a wonderful tool at this and app but it's so much more important to have that ongoing support those tutorials just that debt gardens for the end user yes so in addition to the website providing a lot of resources either from my old articles or of course just guidance as to where you can find tools we have a pretty aggressive social media bush which pushes out. Bits of information again and very digestible bites. That will also help people with dynamic nap method. So when when people do get to your website. I was wondering if you could just tell them what they will find and what to look out for. So yeah you will see on the website not only description of the essential family office experience. You'll see a few videos about how we can deliver his dynamic map. Visualize your financial future in ten minutes or less strategic thinking minute eleven. The news a part is thinking. That was my blog. You'll find both Videos interviews like this one Audio as well as of course my article written and testing now when somebody uses this is wonderful app. Does that trigger automatic mateen with you zoom cores or is that a separate step two separate step so the the app is yours to us. However you'd like to. I find most people are very private and they wanna make sure that when they're using this that that they're not going to let it get into anybody else's hands through. We will have a username password to make sure that it stays private for you. But yes of course. We do recommend anyone who wants to connect with us. Go on the website and you will see page there. We'd be more than happy to talk to you about. Whatever your needs are well. Thank you very much jeff. This has been a wonderful so much in such a short amount of tomlinson very exhorting app. Great future for real intelligence coming forward. I can say that for sure and certain now for anybody on the co today. If you want to make your way to find out more about these happy need to visit real intelligence three sixty dot com o b making sure that you are l. is available below this post. No matter where you see this interview you will find back to real intelligence re sixty dot com and washed. Their hair looked through you. See speaking engagements investor information services events and so on and so forth and with all that being said. Jeff thank you so very much for joining me on the my future business. Show today that you. Rick enjoyed it. Thanks for joining us today. 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Full Circle Weekly News #155

The Full Circle Weekly News

04:20 min | 1 year ago

Full Circle Weekly News #155

"You're listening to full circle. Weekly News News Items are compiled by Arn Free Wall Brick and delivered by me your host Leo Chavez. This episode covers the Fourth of the Tenth of November Twenty Nineteen Red Hat. Enterprise Lennox Eight Point. One officially released following the new predictable release cadence announced earlier this year. Eight point one add support for live. Kernel patching colonel based ESI Lennox profiles more developer tools and languages like goaling dot net core red hat insights and analytics offering is now available to all supported rail. Subscriptions sparky Lennox's November Eyeso- brings Debbie and bullseye updates this release of sparky ads. The latest software updates and security patches from bullseye uses will be on colonel five dot to dot seventeen by default but with five dot three dot eight and five four Dash. Rc Five available to install. Debbie and Sid Repos her back but are unstable as usual be aware that installations using encryption only seemed to work if not using a swap partition. Microsoft edge will be available on Lenox at Microsoft Ignite Conference links available in the future appeared on a slide during the state of the browser. Talk the new chromium backed edge. Browser will be available on the fifteenth of January Twenty Twenty but Olympics version will likely be released at a later. Date singer becomes top level project of the Apache Software Foundation. This project is a scalable distributed machine. Learning Library originally developed at the National University of Singapore. In two thousand fourteen it was then submitted to a patchy incubator in March of two thousand fifteen. The current focuses are single light which allows deep learning on edge devices with five G. and Singa easy which allows those without a deep. Ai Background access. To Information Canonical will fully support a boon to Lennox on all raspberry Pi Boards. This promise extends to a Boon to server and boon to core for all existing and upcoming Raspberry Pi models a release of nineteen dot. Ten is already available for the Pie for but his currently not working properly on the four gigabyte model because of a kernel bug that prevents usb from working properly unless the ram amount is lowered to three gigabytes. A colonel fix is forthcoming canonical colonel. Live Patch a boon to advantage. Client is out for a boon to fourteen o four. Espn available to extended service maintenance users. The abundance advantage client can be invoked by the command. Ua and will provide fixes for high in critical vulnerabilities for commonly used packages. And the two main archive canonical Advantage is available for free on up to three machines a boon to bug reveals your media files to others without warning a bug. I reported a day after the until nineteen ten released has begun making the rounds affecting non genome versions of into nineteen ten. This bug mistakenly automatically runs the wriggle home media service which in turn shares all pictures music and videos in their respective folders in the home directory to all devices on the local network. A permanent fix is on the way but in the meantime users can uninstalled a rival package live archive vulnerability can lead to code execution on Lenox free. Best and net best after the patches made available in several Lennox and freebies destroys. The bug was made public. The bug would have allowed code execution by downloading infected files. There are no known proof of concept or in the wild experts for this vulnerability. This has been another episode of Full Circle. Weekly News for more news and ramblings find me at Liotta Vets Dot. Org Follow me on twitter at Leo Chavez or hear me and my fellow co hosts on mint cast. And I'll see you next week.

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The Sean Salisbury Show

09:41 min | 8 months ago

Salsibury Stakeout 10-13-20

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STRAIGHT UP WE'LL AJ hinch be the white sox next manager. Aj. Hinch will manage somewhere next. I would imagine judging from what the way it's a well, we'd like somebody with World Series or playoff type experience in the last couple of years or whatever it was set out of Chicago. They'd be idiots not often the job he'll be employed by the time we hit December. It'll be employed by the end of next weekend probably series. What are we in October met by by? November. As soon as the world series in right so why would I say December I meant November, because we're in October. I'm all screwed up on my months by in November yeah. It ends the day the World Series, right? So that game in. J. J. Hinch unemployment, and is not being able to take a salary. Is. It's he start getting paid again. So absolutely, and if the white sox are crazy enough to pass on him fish somebody else I wanted a lot of money him BA managing the white sox. The best job that's going to become a well, you know what it is. It's the Astros when they were building to it is they don't quite have. That's exactly what it is and they've got bats power youth. Attitude Swagger. Of, course, but they're on the they're on the cost would be world series talk to you how they made the playoffs this year, and he may just be the guy, do it now, and if you have to overpay to do it, do it enjoy Chicago family? Yes. He loved you here in Houston Yep and he will be an instant impact on them. So if they're dumb enough to pass on him, somebody else get him, he will be employed by the time you say happy Halloween. How's that? makes. Sense yeah he's going to help in. Either Chicago or Detroit one is. Well. Chancellor, there's a chance LARUSSA and Jim Leyland right may is Leyland still life. I think. So I still alive I was kidding because we always joke about. But he's older. Yeah. But he's passed away Jim. Leyland's alive. He's seventy five. There you go in. Seventies to right. Larussa Leland or going to the white sox and tigers. Watch out for Jack mckeon could happen to trader Jack Yes trade don't still alive as well. He works for the national do not hate on Trader Jack We used to call him in San. Diego. Trader Jack Markey GonNa make overseas he's not alive he actually Feel. Garner. We wanted to do scrap iron. Do we want to know when Jack I mean when spark amps and passed away? Should we make take a guess at it? Sure you go for. sparky Anderson I'm GONNA say two, thousand and. Ten. Correct Wasn't really. Yeah. Doesn't that I knew I was in the room. Like me that's. Got It. Within. A decade right got it two thousand. That long ago seem. Like fourteen or thirteen say. dived. SPARKY got one right? Right George Carlin Basil. So yes he's going to be employed. And you know what? I'd Love Can Boston higher or would that be kind of weird I don't need them they suck. I know AJ bottom out the wrath picks at this point. Could you imagine after what happened to see Cora? Don't that Sparky Anderson? Think core would manage this year. Both of them are going to manage this year I would think so she'll be first in man then he'll be at Some of those good steakhouses right there in Chicago. Sakes. You'll be getting Lou Malnati's pizza and then beef before you know it right there. Let's go. Let's go. There you go. Would not Malnati's what's my other one that I like sex? You like dear Dan. You're Donald. So you go. All right. What you got MC were through would five weeks of the season. Not ever teams played five games but who is the most overrated team in the NFL for the first five? We're almost we have a game today by the way CIGS bears. One of them all that's wonderful in one but their. Greatest Foreign. One team, right. Their offense concerns me a little bit louder. I'm GonNa tell you to, and I know people are not going to like this. Going by the preseason hype, the saints are still overrated. I'm just telling you they are not. Good I know they won last night and they're good and breeze out to throw almost fifty times and that's hard for me because I am a saints Fan. I am. Well I like to say Yeah I'm a raiders fan through and through they're not overrated there properly rated which means up and down week to week we never know we're going to get with the saints the preseason. Every far away they're the best team in the NFC everybody else's in a chase mode they're not the best team in the NFC I take Green Bay and Seattle Seattle over them in New Orleans in the playoffs right now, both of those teams. So New Orleans good day are considering what I see. There've been over twelve rates. Somebody's going to squeeze them and you're not gonNA be able to get vertical get beat in a in a game. I'm just telling you when it matters I'll say them in the bears are not the bears offense is not a Foreign Office thank goodness for act. Thank goodness for their. This facts in you and I both know it. The. Bear it because you hated cutty love cutting and especially smokes breads I love cutty it's I. Don't think Seattle's overrated. I. Don't think Green Bay's overrated I. Don't think Buffalo's overrated. I'm not sure the rams are as good as their record. Let's put it that way. I. Don't I don't know, but they just keep hammering team. So maybe they are they got the what the niners on Sunday night football this week and going into the season, we would set all forty niner shaver. It's no doubt. Now with all these injuries, the rams are clearly a better team right now I think the other team we have to throw in there is the cowboys. I know the Dak injury sucks but not overrated there properly rated right nobody thinks good. Yeah. But I mean. If we're GONNA, talk about the saints coming into the season. Everybody had the hype buddy had the cowboys is a lockdown playoff favorite that could advance far I'll bet you. Advance anywhere they suck and if they do advance, they're going to get beat early I'll tell you this. I'll bet you the cowboys win the division with Anthony. Dauntless quarterback nine me and you and NC ourselves three. To six win the NFC east. Yeah. Yeah. It's not exactly a reach by saying the cowboys are GonNa win it with Dalton Buddy smart pickup this off season to get a veteran as to the plows Oh. Yeah. For sure doubt that division is worse than that division, the NFC West when the what? The seahawks one, seven and nine again beat by the saints and got beat by the saints on the road. Yeah. Because they got the host the game because they won the division saints for the Wildcard. Saints. This division could have three like top seven picks divisions of frigging joke it's embarrassing. It's embarrassing. Don't know who's going to play quarterback in Washington over the course of it, the giants just aren't any good. So we all the Philadelphia Eagles are worse than the Dow Jones in a bad time ten, the Dallas cowboys lost their best football or their their their quarterback. Now they're gonNA scramble around and they're GONNA have to score thirty a week kind of like this team. If you don't score thirty a week, you got no shot here. Do you know that if both the giants and jets go Owen Sixteen? The giants would get the number one pick in in the way things would turn out most likely but I got news for Dave Gettleman Deidre he. Both of them are going to draft Trevor Lawrence if it happens and they both got. About Four years three years one two years ago. The other three years. Be Such a jets thing though you go. Oh, and sixteen get still can't get the first pick well. And then to lose it to your cross down even shares a stadium with you. Yeah, that would be seen. Not. The same thing as saying added the Fisher House the Fisher House I know is a huge part of recovery for somebody like my husband for them to know that their family members are being taken care of that's a huge burden off of them. So they can concentrate on their therapies just having that assurance that no matter what is long as we were there for Anson, that someone would be there to take care of us. Took so much weight off our shoulders out. Can you help Goodra Fisherhouse? Dot Org.

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1342: The Razor's Edge: Lessons in True Wealth by J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly

Optimal Finance Daily

10:22 min | 7 months ago

1342: The Razor's Edge: Lessons in True Wealth by J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly

"This is optimal finance daily episode. Thirteen forty two. The razor's edge lessons in true wealth. By d roth of get rich slowly dot org and i'm your host and personal finance enthusiast diana mariam. This is the show where i read you from some of the best blogs on personal finance every day including weekends and holidays like today. It's veterans day here in the us. So thank you to everyone who served thanks to anger for hosting this. Podcast anchors the easiest way to make a podcast distributor. Podcast for you. So can be heard everywhere. Spotify apple podcasts. Google podcasts and many more you can easily make money from your podcast to with no minimum listenership anchor gives you everything you need in one place for free which you can use right from your phone or computer creation tools. Allow you to record edit your podcast. So it sounds great. Download the anchor app or go to anchor f. m. to get started but for now let's get right to it and continue optimizing your life. Serve the razor's edge lessons and true wealth by j d roth of get rich. Slowly dot org. Our friends have a profound effect on our personal finance habits. Some friends can lead us to spending and debt others offer insights into the virtues of thrift. For me my friends. Sparky has been the latter through his example. I learned that frugality can help me. Achieve my goals quote develop a plan that is so amazing so glowing that you're willing to walk bleary eyed to work every day to make the money necessary to reach the light. That was sparky's advice to get rich. Slowly readers in two thousand six. After my friends sparky graduated from college he drifted. He couldn't hold a steady job and he didn't stay in one place for long. He traveled to mexico. He moved to new england. He lived in various cities in oregon and washington. I don't know how you do it. He told me once when he saw her new house. You have a home and a wife and the same job you've had for five years. I'd hate that. He lived as a first world nomad choosing freedom. I visited sparking once in early. Nineteen ninety six. I stayed overnight at his apartment. In eugene while i played in a nearby chess tournament i was amazed by his spartan lifestyle. He had no television. He had few books and little furniture. Most of what he owned had been purchased secondhand. His refrigerator was almost completely empty in my memory. It contained only two items a carton of milk and a bottle of ketchup. Sparky's only indulgence seemed to be a collection of bootleg u2 cds. How can you live like this. I asked him whereas all your stuff sparky smiled at me. I don't need a lot of stuff. Jd the stuff is not important to be honest. I don't know why you have so much stuff. How do you live like that. I didn't know what he meant at the time to me. Life was all about the stuff. I had hundreds of cds and thousands of books. I had a tv a stereo a house and a car. I wanted more. Sparky had none of these. But he had something i did. Not sparky had freedom. His frugal lifestyle allowed him to save and invest. I marveled at how he squirrelled away his money. I didn't understand how he managed it. I made at least twice what he did but he had money in the bank. And i had none instead. I had twenty thousand dollars in debt and was taking on more every day. For some reason. I could not see the connection between sparky's thrifty lifestyle and his financial success. I couldn't see the connection between my own. Profligate ways my mounting debt. I was blind the razor's edge during the summer of nineteen ninety seven sparking and i went for a hike as we walked we talked. He told me about his plans in his goals. He was living in a small town in northern washington. Working two full time jobs a part time job and getting free rent in exchange for house sitting with an elderly homeowner. I've only had five or six days off in the past eight months. He said that seems crazy. I said why are you working so hard. I want to travel around the world. He said you know that. I don't have a lot of stuff. There's a reason for that material possessions. Tie person down to one place. I can't travel. If i have a house and a car and all that other stuff he told me about the trip planned. He had a one way ticket to thailand from there. He hoped to travel to india and then israel but he didn't have any sort of agenda. I'm just going to go. He said i'm going to travel as long as my money holds out. You sound. Like larry darrell. I said referring to the razor's edge w somerset maugham's nineteen forty four book about a young american disenchanted with the way of the west. Larry lives like a popper but is able to loft around europe and india was searching for. Enlightenment is a great book. You should read it. Maybe i will he said and then he added. Do you wanna come with me. Of course. I did. But i couldn't. I was in debt. I had no savings. I couldn't afford to drop out of real life for five months. How would i pay for all my stuff. Sparky went on his trip. He backpacked across the world alone and he loved it. He sent me postcards from stops along the way from thailand and india from nepal and is real and jordan egypt. He was gone for five months because he wasn't burdened by stuff. He returned to a financial position similar to the one he had when he left. He didn't have a mortgage or other debt. His savings and investments were still intact. He had lived for five months without an income. It's true but he spent exactly what he budgeted and he had the experience of a lifetime. Quiet wealth when sparky got back. He settled down to a more not only of life. He got a real job. He even bought a house still. He continued to pinch his pennies spending only on the things that really matter to him. Eventually i began to see the connection between his lifestyle and his quiet wealth. When i started get rich slowly sparky was enthusiastic. He talks to me about my newfound appreciation for personal finance. He shared his favorite books his favorite tips and his favorite mutual funds a few of our conversations even became fodder for get rich slowly stories. Whereas i had once viewed sparky's acetic lifestyle is a little strange. I began to understand it as a means to an end. Perhaps i couldn't be as frugal as he was. But i could still learn from some of his lessons. We have some great conversations about money and about goals and about the future. I looked forward to learning more from him. That's not going to happen. The last lesson sparky died unexpectedly last week. We had been close friends for twenty five years and he was important part of my life. He challenged me. He believes in me. More than i believed in myself. I cannot say that sparky was without fault like anyone. He had his quirks but on the whole he was a positive influence in my life and when it came to money he was a shining example of how to live right. All never have the chance to learn from him again please. My friends always remember that. True wealth has nothing to do with money. True wealth is built from friends and family from experiences and relationships. It's derived from life filled with meaning without these things. Money means nothing to me a favor this week and spend some time with the people. You love stop you. Just listen to the post titled the razor's edge lessons in true wealth by jd. Roth of get rich. Louis dot org and thank you to fund rise. You've heard on this show many times before how important a diversified portfolio is. And if you look at the breakdown of the most successful portfolios you'll typically see a diversified set of real estate but real estate hasn't been easy or even available to investors like you and me until now thanks to fundraise they make it super easy to diversify building you a portfolio of institutional quality real estate investments fundraise manages more than a billion dollars in assets for over a hundred and thirty thousand investors sedate and since two thousand fourteen the fundraising platform has averaged eight point. Seven to twelve point. Four percent annual returns. Start building your better portfolio. Today get started at fundraise dot com slash o. f. d. to have your first ninety days of advisory fees waived that's f. u. n. d. r. i s. e. dot com slash o. f. Fd to have your first ninety days of advisory fees waived fundraise dot com slash. Lefty and thank you j. d. for this important reminder to keep things in perspective while financial health is incredibly important and can open up so much freedom and options in our lives. What's the point of having those freedom and options if we're not able to fully enjoy them at the end of the day. The quality of our life is highly dependent on relationships. I think the way we spend any resource whether it's time energy or money is representative of what we value. And if there is a discrepancy between what we value deep down and how we spend our resources that ken feel uncomfortable. It's ingrained in us to value relationships. We are social creatures after all. So i thought this post was a great reminder that we need to make sure we're prioritizing relationships at every step of our financial journey and that should do it for today. Have a happy veterans day. And thank you again to everyone who served and i'll see you on the thursday show. 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S2E8: The Weekly Bugle Vol 15 WandaVision Episode 5 Breakdown and More!

Geek Girls Universe Podcast

47:48 min | 4 months ago

S2E8: The Weekly Bugle Vol 15 WandaVision Episode 5 Breakdown and More!

"Hey friends it's actually janna. Welcome back to season. Two of the geek girls universe podcasts. Your home for the latest entertainment and fandom news. Hey friends welcome back to the weekly bugle. One vision episode five blew us away for many different reasons. I think combined. We may have watched it at least five times at this point maybe more it was titled on a very special episode and yeah it was very special indeed. And if you're new here or haven't already we would love it. If you left us a five star rating on apple podcast subscribe wherever you're listening from. It helps our podcast reach other geeks and the more the geeky here. So let's get into it episode. Five vision guy getting better like ever real so just gets a little bit better than my last okay. Maybe a lot better than last although the last two were pretty. I mean four was really good but five like exponentially better in my opinion right but i feel like we said that. Are we like manas. It's getting better and better. I just like to keep saying that. And then he's gonna end quarterback yet wanted you for me. Were about the same and then three hours. Oh okay now we're getting the action and then four was like a. Now we've brought the moral right demi after five this week lag while no-holds-barred like this is full on marvel events on it's like an action movie tv series on. It's so good but like man. Let thirty ish minutes. Why you get to the end of that in rural wait. we're done. I need more. I need more week is in part the reason that we go back and watch it so many times right. I know that we go back. And we're looking for easter eggs and we're looking for clues rewatching expressions and captions. No captions the whole shebang. But i also feel like part of the reason. I'm invested to do that. Because i want so much more than like. Let's go watch it from the top one. Should we take it from the. Yes every time and i love to. So if you didn't know disney plus as a group watch feature watching it together with another friend of ours so every friday or like all right. We're ready and we all get together and it's hilarious. Because i i noticed like after the credits roll. We've all stopped talking to each other disappear and it's like i know they're watching it again. You know it's like we all stop like i can't i gotta concentrate now. Yes and it's so funny because it this week was at meghan or is one of you re texted. The group was like okay. I know you're watching. This and i have a question herself. Like i think that was mega. But yeah like seriously coordinated thing like we texting like mad while we're watching. Who did you see that. And this and then like right after silence radioside please standby it's kinda like that. If you like to geek out about stuff like that in real time with friends like totally set up a group watch. It's a lot of fun and if you don't have any nerdy friends. I mean just messages but we'll totally watch it when we would totally massive marble group watch. I meant for it. Yes right okay. It's time for a quick break down. And i think ashley you should do this again because you know you do a post every week anyway but you just do a really good job at the break down. I think it just should your thing so have a girl all right. Well this one. I feel like is a little hard to make it condensed because there's so much going on but i will try. I mean aren't they always hard to make condensed. I know but this one. I think this week was definitely like there was a lot going on all right so we start the episode. We got new parents. They're super tired. The babies don't sleep everybody who's ever been around on. Newborn can say amen. But yeah so. Wanda does whatever a new mom and dad and wishes they could do and try to use her powers. Get them to be quiet and it does not work. I believe that's a bit of foreshadowing as agnes says a few minutes later that you can't control kids no matter how hard you try interesting in a show where wanda presumably is in control of everything. Right so agnes. Comes in the nosy neighbor. She's just trying to be helpful. Vision freaks out and true new dad fashion like you got to hold their head. And you gotta watch out for this enemy just like don't you know and at throws agnes like all the way off. And she drops a sitcom thing and she's like she shall we. Just take it from the top and vision and wanda looking at her Confused the babies aren't crying at this point. Either it was just really weird. And then agnes. Laughs wanda lasts. everything's fine. babies are crying visions. Like what just happened and wanna just again. Brushes them off. He keeps trying to say something to her but is disrupted by fact that the boys have aged themselves up to five so we go from infant to five in the matter of maybe three minutes. That's when agnes is like you can't control them we get our opening credits and then bam back outside in the sword camp monica's getting tested after her expulsion from westview lewin. Darcy commend to talk to her. I believe this is now officially a doctor. Lewis in agent. Woo stan podcast. Ap says i love them both and you just change our name. We really should be door them. Wu is like so happy to bring his best isam coffee like he introduced darcy. The correct way. I'm has when i saw him with the coffee cups. I literally cheered. It was he had a big old smile. Here's a so happy like so an interesting point at this. Point is that monica's xrays turn up blank. And her blood work was inconclusive. And the doctor from sort. It's like oh. We need to run some tests. Monica quickly shuts that down not happening. Nah we're done here and we can talk about that why. That isn't a second but moving on in the briefing room. Wu is giving a brief background on wanda and hayward tries to cut in and like be a total jerk. I mean he has a total. Let's be real. But wu is too nice to say stuff like that but darcy's not and that's why i love the two of them together. 'cause she's like it's okay. You stay pure and innocent. But i'm not. I'm totally going to call him. A b because he is would hayward is calling wanda terrorist on saying all these nasty things about her painting her as a villain. Monica woo in darcy at various points or like. Yeah but that's not the whole picture of her sure. She started out fighting against the avengers but she joins them by the end of that whole encounter like what's going on. He shows a security footage of wanda breaking into soared to get visions body. Now he also makes a point to say that visions living will states that he did not want his body to be used as a weapon will wide a sword half him. why is he in pieces. In an active lab if they're just quote honoring his wishes. It's a little fishy. Just it and i can't talk about this a little bit later on too because that whole scene is just lie. Hold up problematic. Oh super-problematic so back in west view. The boys have found a dog. They name him. Sparky sparky was the vision. Family dog in the comic books. However comic book sparky was essentially vision and not a real dog. Wanda's like okay creates a collar for the dog. The boys have aged themselves up to ten. And what's interesting to note. Here is at agnes doesn't seem surprised by any of it now. Up until now agnes always delayed. Though shows her surprise at the things that happen around wanda envisioned but it seems like in this episode. She got tired of pretending she didn't notice or didn't already know that they have powers interesting again. Just saying monica is talking about going. Back into the hacks heck's high five we've been calling that for awhile and she needs like all this stuff and she goes wait. I know somebody who can help. I know an aerospace engineer and she starts to texas person and of course we're all like it's reed richards alamar god this'll be the coolest to ring fantastic for darcy. And we were talking about wanda. They all know that. Wanda's super powerful right. I mean after all she literally could've taken thanos out without any help had he not called an net blitz which monica points out. Woo brings up. Captain marvel lamonica. Not trying to talk about her. Which again that's another interesting thing. What happened between her and carol. That causes that kind of a visibly annoyed. Look that she's got going on back inside the bubble. At visions job computational services. They've received an eighties upgrade. And norma super excited. He says cowabunga dude. I laughed because i watched teenage mutant ninja turtles as a kid and a top secret. Communique from sword is the first email. This company receives. It's on everyone's computer and then like the weird for the children chant. They all kind of start reading this email. Which addresses the maximov. Anomaly envision anything of it except for vision which i think is really kind of weird right while they were all kind of just like you know what dr darcy lewis findings regard like. It was just weird and then beijing is like What's happening norms like. It's not real. None of it's real and i'm like see there again. Play on words but vision turns and looks at norm and does the fingertips to the forehead. The temples like he does to agnes in the one of the trailers and norm completely snaps out of his mind. Control starts to freak out questioning everything and he's telling vision you have to stop her visions like what vision ends up putting him back under. Because norma's blew a hundred percent freaking out and then norms. I okay but it's cool like since he's back under so sword and it's infinite wisdom sends an eighties drone because the drone won't have to change to fit monitor wanda's reality monica wants to use it as a talking point because as i said earlier. Monica knows how powerful wanda is. She smart enough to know that this is not going to end. Well unless you can have a conversation with her because she can take out every body maybe except maybe except monica mok and might be the only one that was survived that so the drone goes in monica trying to talk to her. And then hayward launched the missile. Which of course sets off wanda all of a sudden the perimeter breach alarm sounds please standby gets thrown up on the tv and wanda walks out of the heck's dragging the drone looking fierce as anything in her in game attire and she stands there facing off against whatever the entire sword army that happens to be gathered and east. No she does that she is. She's not even scared. They all have like lasers pointed at her chest like for their sights on their rifles snyder. Phased girl toy and gt f. o. Basically and again going back to the visions body which will talk about second when monica just trying to talk to her and she's like you you on some level you know i'm here for you. I'm an ally like. I'm not an enemy. What can i do. What do you what she tells monica. I have everything i want. Then she looks at heyward and she says and no one's gonna take it from me ever again. And i like first of all. She knew who director hayward was even though he didn't introduce himself. Director larely clearly was not pleased with him so some things have happened there in the last week or so since the it got fixed so yeah anyways she does that epic like throws power near flicks or ham like it's whatever and every. Last soldier turns their sights on the hayward. And i about lost it. I was like all of our office. We basically erupted with like. Oh yes it was so it. Mirrors two different scenes in the x men films. Where magneto who's her father in the comic books Does something similar. So i was just like oh i was losing. It is like it was so good. They ranked followed around the internet in mazing. It was and then we get a commercial break. We haven't had one in a while so not ask hilarious. Bizarre timing or perfect timing depending on this show. It's bizarre upbraided exactly. It's funny like if you were watching a normal thing. You're saying what were you what this commercial is appropriate exactly and this commercial is about logos yup lagos's from civil war and that is the city at the beginning of the movie. Were wanda by trying to get the bomb away from the people on the street manages to hurt people not on purpose That were in the building because it blew up a building. She kind of shot it up in the air. And so yeah. The paper towel brand law goes is about cleaning up messes. You didn't mean to make and the she's cleaning up blood. Well read juice but you know. Hey it's red Now that she's dealt with sword and told them to leave her alone and she'll leave them alone. Let's all play nice. She comes back. The boys are frantically. Searching for sparky agnes ends up saying that she found him in her as alia bushes and that he's dead janna has an interesting thought on that anyways it sets off a super heavy emotional scene for one to end the boys so she's trying to talk them through their grief. She's telling them not to grow up and try to get past this too quickly that i know it hurts. You wanna rhine from it. But that's not going to help. Tommy literally begs her to fix. The dead agnes is like can you do that. And wanda ends up. Saying you can't reverse death. Some things are forever. But billy will again asked her to bring sparky back. Mom you can do anything like bring him back fix dead. It was a very emotional seeing. I felt like she wasn't just counseling them. She was also counseling herself in that moment because of vision and everything so vision comes home. He knows the boys are sad but he hasn't forgotten that confrontation with norm and so he starts to address it and he says you can't control me the way you control them. She kinda cocks her head and goes canton. I and then fake credits start to roll. And he is not having it this time. He adamantly refuses to let it go. He's not going to be distracted. He wants to know what's going on and in most i mean the last. I don't even know how many minutes of it wet three minutes acting between the two of them in this final scene was so phenomenal that ni having a breakdown as vision about what's going on why he doesn't remember anything he doesn't know who he is or what happened. What's going on. He so upset and hurt. Because he loves wanda and why. Why is this going on and she breaks down to. She literally doesn't have an answer for him other than she's doing it for their family. He doesn't wanna know what's outside of westview. According to her but at the same time she also claims she's not controlling everyone that there's no way she could be controlling every single thing happening in westview. She makes the point of like dentist appointments and walking dogs. she's like. I can't control all that and then the doorbell rings and vision just looks at her. Of course right here comes your distraction. The doorbell rang. And she's like. I didn't do it and i honestly i believe her. I don't jail and so he's dislike going against statistics here. Though which i think has been the point. I think a lot of things have been trying to put the blame on wanda in order to mask. Who else's hiding and who else is doing shady stuff exactly so the doorbell rings again. She gets up to answer it and standing on the other side is her brother. Pa throw but not mcu age of altron throw. It's actually fox's version of the character who goes by the mutant aim. Quicksilver played by evan peters. She looks extremely shocked. Because that's not her brother. Darcy is like the rest of us going. She recasts pedro. What's happening and wanda just standing there. Just like confused. And he makes this leg. John travolta in grease type like remark like he vibe. He was giving me. oh long. Lost bro hug or something like that and she hugs him but she still looks visibly like something's not right right. A hug you but Right and then the credits roll and we all sat there going. Oh my god what just happened. Okay said we unpack this from the beginning or the end. Well let's start with monica. Why was monica xrays blink. I mean i'm going with. She already has her powers and whether or not she hung. I'm not sure. I feel like she at least knows. There's something going on. But i feel like she knows she has powers agreed and i think i think so i. Yeah i don't think sword knows but she knows she has powers and she knew those xrays. We're going to be blank again. Maybe she doesn't understand why. That's what i'm thinking is like she has powers but she doesn't really understand the depth of them or the why yet but i think she might. She definitely knows about them but she knew that the x. ray was going to be blanked the second time it didn't surprise her that it was not right. Ribes words x ray but over the radio and i think that's why she had no issues going in and out of the barrier two percent one hundred percent i mean. She is protected but she also Are stronger one hundred percent. I agree. I think she has them i. She has not told sword and she doesn't want soared to know is where i'm landing and i know and i firmly him in the stance of she doesn't want hayward to note anything because she doesn't trust him one hundred percent while. Yeah because then we can go straight to that guy. Speaking of hayward. Yeah we told you so. Yeah it's one hundred percent like and it just gets more every week airs. Just more proof that he's not a good person so vision in the lab. I mean that's also straight out of the comics by the way of her coming in and seeing vision like is so. I don't think wanda stole him out of spite. I think she went in and got him because they're using him to make weapons which was against his like one hundred percent against his wishes. Exactly yeah no i agree. She took him take his body to keep him from doing what he didn't want done with it. Exactly autosport get. It is my question because what conduct had it. And i don't actually and then would've turned him over like that no i don't think so either. So then how did they get into kanda. Which is also highly unlikely. I wonder they pulled some bureaucratic governmental nonsense that anger or slumping in the accords. I'd have to ask wou. He knows all about the accords to get his body but yeah they were definitely. That was an active active lamb. He was in. It wasn't just like he was in a meat locker somewhere you know. Oh no no that was for sure. I think they all know it was suspect but mr. I'm the acting director. But i just got authorization. Share this footage baloney you the that anyway. Let's loudly and the government's not going to like you. You are the person that we care about the splendid blah knee. Yeah it's definitely to to further that narrative that wanders the bad guy. But i'm like he gave himself away showing that footage and i don't think wou- it got past woo darcy and monica. I think the three of them noticed that one hundred percent that was to further his narrative. I also thought. I would point out something interesting about just his name in general so the meaning of the name hayward like its origins. The old english meaning is an occupational name for an official who has the responsibility of protecting land or an enclosed forest it. But it's basically a from the old middle english name. Hey which closure and war which is guardian interesting. Yeah pointed out like so even all these kind of like come from comex. There's like some cannon behind a lot of what they put in here but even the names that they choose often have some kind of other meaning behind them. Oh one hundred percent right. Like i think that's interesting. I just thought i'd share. I love that. I love that. It's like you're you're hexagon deep dive. So the summary of that is. We told you so told you. Now i want you to talk about agnes in the dog how ya agnes so know. I could be one hundred percent wrong like. Let's put that caveat out there right now when they become back to looking for the dog and they see agnes rattling in the bushes. And she's kind of like at the bottom end she sees him and she's look on her face and she you know she's like oh you know didn't wanna i didn't wanna bring him out until i had wrapped up and you know she comes out with this blue cloth wrapped around Statement my nephew is sad about this as well didn't want you show them the dead dog until you know he was wrapped up or whatever which i mean i get that although less so much i wasn't looking just hit in a car hit by car. Gross heat is just dead. But you know neither here nor there you know. When she's set me this comment about how he'd gotten into these alia you didn't catch him in timing eaten too many. There's a few things about that. That kind of are a trigger to me. One is that yes. Israelis are poisonous to animals. Cats and dogs they have to eat a certain percentage in their body weight for them to actually be toxic died and it generally happen immediately right. It's one of those things like they'd have to eat a lot that get sick. They'd probably throw up first and they'd have to eat really allot in order to like poison. Men die the odds of them eating enough for that. Even happen is kind of slim in general like it's not gonna happen immediately. It's going to be a little bit more of like a build kind of like the chocolate thing. And if they eat enough that they would actually die immediately. Get spark tiny. But he's not a big dog so it's gonna take a lot less but most animals don't do much more than like a nibble on something like that that they're toxic to the tend to have a general sense of awareness or self preservation when it comes to those types of toxic plants not always sure they're rv exceptions but it just seemed like an odd story to be like. Oh your dog died because he sat here any eight himself through a whole bunch of azaleas many. He croaked instantly like the the story she had to go with a little bs me true. So why do you think she killed the dog. So i think she killed the dog because she was using it as a mechanism to try to egg wanda on into fixing the dad. Like i think she killed the dog to try to get wanted to fix it for her boys knowing that she would do anything to not disappoint them. And i think agnes was trying to see just how far she could push her. And when i say. Agnes it could be agnes under the influence of somebody or something else not necessarily agnes herself. But if agnes is in fact agatha harkness that. She's which she's her mentor from the comics. She's probably capable or knows what wanted is capable of in which case she would know that she's capable of bringing back something from the dead. And in this instance. She's probably aware or the person in control is aware that vision is whatever his situation is brought back from the dead and i think that she actually knew that wanda would be capable of bringing sparky back and wanted to see if she redo it and i get that she like had this of lake hopeful. Look on her face and was like oh my gosh you can do that. And she seemed so surprised. But i was like just. Don't buy itch because she certainly wasn't surprised when she watched the kids grow five years in front of her face. I don't know to me it's just really suspect. Yeah it was on Seen i kind of said this morning in our twitter chat that i think it was hope in agnes face but not necessarily the good kind meaning. Sure reasons out again. She's hopeful because she needs wanda to bring back festival completely because the soul fragments are rice. I right or she is hopeful. Because they're all dead and she needs wanda to fix that. Sure yes like. you said. She's just trying to say to push wanda into coming into her powers because as her mentor. She helped kind of develop that aspect. And wanna. i don't think knows the depths of her powers yet is i think that's really fair. Assessment like egging her on but in a way of trying to push her into her powers. Yeah i mean. I think that's that could really be. I think that's a really good accurate assessment leg. It's not egging her on to like for sure to do something. You know manipulative but like in a way that is just trying to get her to grow or like seen cards can take her powers. Yeah i think that's an an every movie that one has been in. It's like a huge surge of her power and he's discoveries about her power always happens around some dramatic her brother dying and age of ultra can civil war. You know there was that bit and logos than House arrest and it was just getting out to help cap like she used her powers to completely overpower vision and like shoot him down until like the the seller on even it was passed at into the ground so like she learn more about her strength in a traumatic way. Which is awful. I feel like that's like a total x men storyline right with. No you know like the But yeah no. But i think i think you're onto something for sure and i think it's further proof that one does not one hundred percent in control because why would she allow that to happen dog. She wouldn't allow it at all now and again. She seems surprised that they even found a dog. So it's like you know. Hey if she's really controlling everything and everyone. She would've known about the dog. She would have let the dog die like well and i think we've all kind like we being like. Outsiders watching who are kind of familiar with the comics and her powers general and just sort of have been paying attention to what's really happening not to say that people don't know the comics aren't paying attention also be like Those of us were really invested versus the inside characters. Who don't know that there's another power so we know that there's another power at play most likely so we've been kind of seeing these little puppet strings being cold along the way and so when she has at moment with his at the end of this episode. It's almost a little heartbreaking. Because you you do see the point at which he's super in pain and super like just any says he sees like wanda. I'm scared i've never felt like this. I don't know it's happening. And she's like you really think that i'm doing this to you like she basically is you know you see her actually being vulnerable and emotional and saying i don't know how any of this start in you go. Wow she really doesn't offer hope. We all kind of suspect that but for her to actually just come out saying your life. You're kind of breaking my heart right now because you actually see this moment between the two of them and you don't very often see those types of moments between the two of them might see like those little late hearted movies learning moments or you see like care to dance. Darling you know those little things an you know in some of their previous movies like we've seen them have their little lovey dovey romance stockland. They've gotten started in relationship. But you rarely see wanted envision in that kind of like really raw emotional vulnerable like setting. Because i think our visit doesn't really have that capability as much and it's just not who they are. So when you see those moments they're so few and far between you're just like wow. It was heartbreaking because so many people again. The narrative is being stacked against her. But i think it's and it looks like based on promos. Darcy might end up inside the heck's herself i feel like somebody come back in and be like it's not wanda or at least not all wanda for sure. It some of her. I don't argue that. But it's not just wanda well. And i think it's interesting that you know monica keeps saying like oh what can i do to build a thing to go back in which i think is hilarious because i actually think that deep down. She knows she doesn't need anything. Goes back again to make look like she needs something to go back in. So people don't question her right and the whole time darcy's like are you really sure you wanna go into. You really wanna do this face on everything you've seen it done in what she's done to you. Let me see that promo kadarshian her like shirt suit thing with a little s zahn. It and i was like i feel like darcy like pushing to have monica stays sh she can go in instead right to get some readings sort of my gut but who knows yeah same. Because i'm interested to see if darcy if she gets inside if she would be able to figure out what's going on with the distortion lines and so that's a huge point in this episode. If you go back and watch and you didn't notice it before there are red lines of distortion around almost everything and everyone except wanda and the twins. Those are the only ones that don't have it. Quicksilver has it at the end. It's an his hair his Like jacket buttons. So if you thought you were going crazy to elevate needed to be adjusted. You're not there are definitely red lines around everything. It's weird it's weird. Yeah and it's funny. I thought they were easier if we had a hard time. Seeing them also thought they were easier to see on my ipad and are huge. Tv than like our little not be like a medium sized one at resolution. Kind of thing but also like the type of screen In terms of like the colored decks that they offer Because i had. I had watched it the first time on my ipad or no sorry my laptop and i was like oh i need to see this bigger than i plugged it in on our tv the condo. And it's of just like an older that gets still a flat screen but it's like an old flat screen And i really couldn't see them. And i was like that's weird and then so i pull it up on my ipad as oh yeah i can see those pretty well and so that i played on our big tv at home as always adding it really depends on like what your tv resolution is. If you haven't noticed some may be considering looking at it on a different devices. Also definitely and to finish out our talk on wanda because we do have some other things. We wanna chair. I i i know i mean. It's so much fun last quick. We'll get an our theories about Are getting ready to say about. I'm team it's mephisto. it's not She knows it's not it's not them. See upa throw and also he doesn't act like a brother to her and i know there's been some leaks that show him and i believe it's next week's episode Where he seems like a jerk. Why would her brother be a jerk to her. You know it's just like again. Goading him goading her. And i really feel like if it is esto. This is the perfect way for him to get in with her right lure her into a false sense of security have her become like you know to lean on him because now everybody's against her because i think she's mind controlling everybody as he can stay close to the children and watch their powers grow and then worse than take them steal them away because just like with monica who who is he. How did he get in there. You know unless this is somebody like bethesda aka ralph or you know maybe nightmare. But i really think it's medifast. Oh who's already been there. But he's been hanging out waiting for the moment to come in as a big reveal as somebody she would recognize. That's my two cents. Sure it's not just her her brother. I absolutely do not believe that. And i'm with you on team festival. I think my only lake hold up on that is just kind of like. Is this dude really. Just been hiding in west beautiful time. And we haven't seen or heard from him so part of me wonders if he hasn't taken a different forum while he's been in there like right was ralph. Was he dotty. Because like we still haven't seen ralph and daddy just like vanish off the side of the earth So i kind of wonder like that you know just to me kind of like what will happen to those characters like we we knew about and we've seen the other one but nothing came her like what happened to them so i like it. Has he been hanging out in a different form. This whole time doing other things. But yes i agree. I think it still him and i think next week gonna be explosive. Four episodes left thirty nine. Total a with knee obsession with the six in the show. Next thing is this week is episode six. I just have a feeling. It's a lot of stuff's going to come to a head. Something's majors going to happen. And then the credits are gonna roll and we're gonna have to wait a whole nother week before we have any type of solution that's a marble legs to do but yet that is my thought next. This this coming episode is gonna be in sane long. This episode is going to be seen. I feel like they're still in the thirty minute range. I mean there's bradley getting a little longer but not long enough for us. We're like no give me like hours and hours every time at mess. Yes but speaking of shows we got a new outfit and the winter soldier last night during the super bowl. Good it was. I mean it wasn't a ton of new stuff. However i was here for sharon. Carter kicking is butts up now let's shipyard or wherever the heck they were when i when i first saw she was coming back anyway i was like yes because i've been sad. We haven't seen her at all. And what eight years or something ridiculous. Six years i'm disabled right. Yeah we're having two years that's been. It seemed like forever. Is it twenty sixteen. I don't know maybe it's only four or five years. I don't know anyway it's been forever it's way too long Yeah and so. I was really excited to see her comeback. And i think it's kind of fun met. She's gone broke. It sounds like looks like and yeah so super excited to see. She's come back and yet. That scene was like hello. Hello aging carter kicking off thirteen. Just the banter between two of 'em to oh yes. Oh my gosh. The were therapy together. Darren contest at. Made me laugh because you know bucky smart. Because he's like. Yeah mike one hundred something. It's fine funny. And when he's like hanging on the bottom of the trailer like as ask feet by girl or something like that. i think i'm dead and he's just like I swear i swear he is. He misses steve. because he's like sam does not have. Sam jumps out of the airplane. Although steve did that winter soldier Know that i'm actually super excited about zima being back. He's a freight helen and he and daniel bruhl is so good. He's just so brutal brutal. I feel like i'm saying his name wrong. I apologize. Say he's amazing. I love him and other things. He's brilliant and he was really good in civil war. I mean he held his own in a cast of leg super beings and superstars. Yeah and what. I love about zemo the character. And how they're framing him is that he's a villain without superpowers but he's super smart and that's almost more terrifying much so because you can negate or counteract. Somebody's powers if you know them well enough but going against somebody that's intelligent like that and calculating told different ballgame and warn against view. Ashley i a trivia game right absolutely Thank you i'm a super villain. I like it or i'm super smart like reed richards. Take that one to either. It doesn't matter it depends on the day but the fact that he in his voice over he says superheroes shouldn't be allowed to exist and he's like i'm not giving up on my mission and his mission that we know of in civil war was to break the vendors part to get rid of superheroes and zemo is the head of several different evil organizations two of which are high possibilities to be brought into the c. You one being the thunderbolts which is kind of been rumored to be in development but also the masters of evil which include several spiderman villains. Who may or may not be coming back in spiderman. Three anton weird. It's all connected. It is off connected. Because at i i was like i wonder which movie is gonna into but then as i sat in like ruminated on and i was like. Oh oh yeah no. That's that's it the time and have a random theory. I go will work in the spirit. Gow what else do we write earning up. Who have i seen cast in. What right. Mississippi have any ounce of liberty. Can i make this work only. Yeah yup okay. Or no no. That's way too bright. It's how far of stretches this land. Yeah that's always what i do too now. Go ahead saying 'cause about spider man three. It's been a while since we've said anything about spying. You're asking rumors right now. This time tom holland was in an interview and he did not oil anything. So that's news. I mean all he said was. I can say that. It's the most ambitious standalone superhero movie. Ever made that's big words. It really is. But he also said he doesn't know anything about mcguire or garfield involvement with the film. He has not seen them yet and he doesn't know about it is what he said. But i'm pretty sure willem dafoe has been seen on sets and he was the green goblin back in the day. He also died in the original films. But i mean it's the comic book world. Nobody's really dead right right so it's like to call marvel or debt dead right. We've had that conversation about who needs to stay dead. Dead short asked macbook done james foster but for real dead upright anyways moving on we have. I mean i guess not marvel at all but still in the same franchise so flora and ulysses to disney plus february nineteenth and. It looks like a cute movie. I think it'll be good. It's based on a book so 10-year-old-girl flora's she's an avid comic book. Fan and self about cynic and her parents have recently separated. Flora rescues a scrolling ulysses in his amazed to discover that he possesses unique superhero powers. Which take them. On adventures full of humorous complications that ultimately changed flora's life and her outlook forever. And i will say that while not directly related. It kind of reminds me of like squirrel girl out like bre heroes squirrel thing and but yet looks cute. Yeah we're screening that and My girls like the books. So yeah i. I think it's cute. I watched the trailer. I was like. Oh who wouldn't want a pet squirrel at has superpowers. I mean i would not be as doesn't bite me. I'm good and in the trailer. She's talking about marvel hero. So it's kinda connects. Yeah i you know what honestly there is probably some inspiration. Yeah i mean. The squirrel definitely does the superhero landing which i laughed at. That's like meredith. Because you're dead deadpool in my head whenever someone lands at up there comes the superhero landing which has to be bad on the knees. I don't understand why they always land like that. My gosh terrible on the knees. I was a catcher like in softball and baseball in it. Hurt france thank you for tuning into this episode of geek. Girls universe. Podcast join us next week as we share all the breaking in exciting phantom news and as always if you see anything you want to share with us tags on twitter at whisking sunshine and that ashley aaron until next time geeks.

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Grape Therapy: Blairette part 4 with Blaire LaSure

Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe

40:27 min | 2 years ago

Grape Therapy: Blairette part 4 with Blaire LaSure

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We're at date number four. Oh, I need therapy. Oh boy. Really? Yup. Okay. This is crazy because each time you come into my house to do this you keep a straight face. And then you blow my mind with what you have to tell me. Oh, but okay, just just let's recap. Okay. Let's if anybody is not following at do edit on Instagram. You are missing out. Do it on gold. Do it pun intended. D E W E D, I t the Blair it is being released every Tuesday and Blair is on her journey to find love. Yes. She's had three dates so far Jared. He was great missing chemistry a little bit. But great ideal. By chemistry. Wasn't wasn't. There was chemistry. Yeah. It was more. Just it was just more like I met sparky Marquis. Right. And it was like your first date. It was then you met sparky Marquis spark was there. Everything was there. You guys had a blast. If you guys don't know what I'm talking about. Go watch the do at it. I g TV we do edit. It it care. Not you really went for it. You really like this time. But then moving them we but he's moving. So right. All about hashtag. Womp, womp. Then we have Blake like, Nikki Blakey slash Chad. Blake dog lover great guy, southern gentlemen, virtually no chemistry, but great date. Great guy chemistry. I'd say like, no romance. Okay, straight. It's like, you're right. I was feeling it. Yeah. But then it wasn't like I didn't leave feeling like I want to be a girlfriend. Okay. I mean, there's only one date, but like, but you have to go off first impressions and first instinct on the intuition, especially on Blair, exactly. So this date was Dayton number four date. Number four Jacob. I feel like we make a song of the names. Okay. Marc Jacobs jingle Jared. John, wait Moammar. Jake Blakey, Nikki Blakey dared dared J, wait. He needs nickname who Blake Jared. Jared care Jair. Character is very caring. Yep. Okay. Like that. I feel like you've got a little bit of a smile on your face when I said Jacob. Oh what? Goes. Okay. Okay. Well, I need to start by saying okay crazy story K I met him like a week ago. What do you mean? So I I was supposed to go to church with my friend. We were meeting up with our other girlfriends after they went to their church, and then last minute, my friend, couldn't go. So I went to church them and I met Jacob. And he had like a weird reaction when he met me. Like, he was like, hey, I've met you. What's your name? And I was like ham Blair, and he was kind of like Blair, and I was like. Yeah. Blair, and he's like, oh like I was like that was kind of strange, and I was like who is that in my friend was like, oh, his name's Jacob. And my friend had told me the night before we apply at our friend. Jacob. Oh my gosh. Yes. And so he talked about on the day. He said that he they hadn't he hadn't seen what I looked like. So he's I when I said Blair it to live together. It was like that's Blair. And he said that. And I said about yearly key to my gosh. And he's a singer. Yes. So he's for you. He did actually not like serious though. Like he's saying let us hot I'm fresh out. They kitchen mom rolling body because he was trying to. So we went to the ropes course. And I so so ropes course. Oh, you climb. Yet sore adventure towel that. And so there's three levels to this, ropes course. And he was like do you want to start like on the bottom? And I was like, nah, let's go bigger. Go home. We're going to the top. And then I got to the top. And I literally like started tearing up, and I was like halfway and I was like. Like crying. This is embarrassing. Because you were scared. Here. I didn't realize I would be and so he started singing R Kelly. He's like, I mean, nothing says romance like R Kelly, I know not. Well, he he started singing. Oh, he was like the song is romance. He started singing, I'm all the way up and he's like come on just go and stop me. All wait that wasn't one. Oh, but I know about it was started from the von now here. Okay. Everybody wraps well being in the area. So so many I was about being in the air. You know, the song no air by jordin sparks yet. No. I always say how tell me I know player. Even though play out. Really? I don't know. Who'll. I love that. You have a song for everything that's on something. Something that my mom. Always does. Oh, really? No. I love it. My mom's hip and goule. Oh. Ticket that could pick. Okay. So anyways, kale? Yeah. He's singing R Kelly and does he have beautiful voice. I mean, he wasn't like being super serious. But I could tell like he kind of like these a city wasn't like trying. That's what he does. He's a singer. He is like a musician. And then he also is like the reducer. Oh, yeah, dying. So if we wanna like do mix state. Wow. But we honor editing skills, and your everything that you get going on and Jacob. We could really throw something together. Yeah. I mean, I'm telling you like he was like, okay. Let's do it. And I was like I'm being serious. Yeah. No, no jokes. Yeah. We don't joke. Serious people to did you feel the chemistry with this one? I did I did not see this covering really lot. Lot twist. I know I have four mazing guys. I don't know. Okay. Got you to thank for that. You welcome. Yes. Thank you. So you feel the chemistry Jacobson? Felt a lot of chemistry. You know? The next question. I'm going to die says. Yeah. No. We are you kidding? Okay. Here's the thing though. I feel like if there was no cameras, you would've I maybe would have really. So was he like thrown out the vibes? I don't know. Maybe was we like we were. So we went to steak and shake after we were going to go to sonic. But then it was cold. So we went to stay in shape because. Yeah, right there, and obviously got milkshakes 'cause own like guys. I would I did. And we were sitting on the same side of booth for filming purposes, and there's a few like little raises like, yeah. Yeah. Oh my goodness. Oh, yeah. Take tickets. Nice. Oh, you can feel where does he rank compared to sparky Mark? It's we're the spark meter. I don't know. I feel like this is when it's like, oh, I'd have to go on another date. Oh, like because they're pretty equal. They're pretty equal shut up. I know shoot. Oh, I didn't think anyone was going to get up there to sparky. Mark jake. What's his nickname? Gene shit. That's hard. We'll come back to that. Jake corn on the cob decor. Just came to me pretty pretty genius. I allow you mean sagoes changes Instagram handle right now. What's his Instagram handle? I don't know joy follow each other. But it's something music. It's like, okay and his last name music. Okay. So spilled the tea what other fun facts do you have on this guy that America didn't see and Canada? I know made what I know Canadians are watching the Blairite what other facts you got from. Let's see what do I know? Well. Here's a lot of dad jokes. Oh, dad joke guy. Can you? Tell me one that he said, yeah. Oh, I have a bad memory. 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His was that he would hopefully be like a producer like with his own like recording studio, and hopefully, so he's twenty eight. Okay. So he's a little oh, that's a greater needs a great age. Okay. And he said, hopefully, he'd be like married. Oh, yeah. Okay. So and he obviously, maybe it's to me. Oh, getting all my God. I can't believe I say this every episode. I can't believe you keep getting good ones. I know. That's what I'm saying. So I'm like is going to be a dead or is five going to be amazing. And then I'm going to be like really in trouble. Well, I've seen five I think he's going to be great. Ooh. Yeah. So I don't know you. I think you really in for it. Like, I don't know what you're gonna do. But that helps that you get to have another date. Yeah. So but is the chew. Both of them that you want the same time. Yeah. Yeah. That's tricky. That's tricky. Ooh. I'm going to be there. You know on the show they still walk away and have a little moment. It's going to be interesting to see if they get like insecure jealous because I I mean, how you not. Well, we'll how could you not? I know. So he he applied because wait. So his already applied when you met him at church. Yeah. His friends implied. It they were like, okay. Because they thought we'd be good together. That's how so many of these people have come on their friend is like you'd be great. And I'm like gosh. You're right. Gosh. Yeah. So my friend kit. Okay. So after that little interaction was like Blair, and I was like, yeah. That was weird. Yeah. And then we leave and the girls were like we applied him last night. Like, and I was like does. He know y'all apply them, and they're like, yeah. Like he's excited. And then they're like he's coming to lunch with us. And I was like. So I had to play it. Cool. Like, I didn't know he had applied and we shut up now for lunch. No, not just it was like a group. So he was at the table. Okay. So I didn't really talk to him. And he was like you knew that I had applied. And I was like, yeah. And he's like you played it cool. And I was like oh that thanks. I am pretty cool. Well, and I didn't have a say in who y'all chose and I texted Taylor. And I was like I met this guy at church, and he's really cute. And I really hope you I'll pick and that was all I said I have a name. Yeah. And they did. And they did God. My team is good. Yeah. They are. I mean too good to good. I know like give me some bad ones. So I can can you paint a picture of? But that's what that's the thing too. When you go on more dates, the more, you realize like, oh, no, exactly. So we're making it a little tricky for you first dates, you know, they're really setting the bar high. And they're giving you good impressions first questions. Can you paint us a picture of Jacob? Like, what does he look like Brown hair? Oh, really a picture blonde. Oh, really? Yeah. Do you want to see him? Yeah. Okay. Okay. I'll describe him when I see him. Okay. How tall is he? Would you say? Taller than me. But he's not that tall. How are you five six? Okay. Let's see. Well, here's a picture of him from Instagram. He's on the left. Oh, he's so cute. Okay. So he looks totally looks like a producer. Yeah. He is looks like he might have a bit of chest hair. He's wearing too deep these. So you can shirt off. I didn't. He's naked Blakey. Okay. Nike janke? Make you Jackie. No. That's not. Okay. Okay. He's very nice blue jeans with a nice little rate t-, a little blue overcoat, and I like how he wears his hat like he doesn't really care. What do you kind of cares? Like, it's like rested on top of his head. But he means for it to be. Here's a picture of us. Oh, yeah. I wanna see you guys together where like kind of far apart. But where's he from from? He's from from here. Oh, hails green Greenhills Greenhill. Oh my gosh. You guys are little kulich. So nice. Thank you. Do you like my new? Yeah. Love your do things. Oh, is that the the names, but the light Blige, oh, I do know that one. It's like the most popular Rana can think of the name. It's so cute. I love it. I love the material to okay. So he finished his milkshake. You did not that. I did finish. You guys are really cute. That was so that was when we so I ordered chicken tenders and fries shakes. I was like I really just digging in while he was just sipping on his shake. Oh, the that's why his was finished at that point. So you're eating on dates is what you're saying. Yeah. Not on camera camera, of course, not by scarf down real together. Okay. I thought I see it. I can see it. Thanks. Should we call him? Oh, sure. Hi jacob. It's caitlyn. Okay. You're on the podcast. Don't sound too excited. Yeah. You should be. It's great Puckett. I have a question for you. Right. Out of the gates. I just need to know. How the hell? Do hate mayo chop. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I'm just not a fan of. It's nothing gets the catch up. Okay. Okay. Like mustard either. I made it. I'm just so confused by people who don't like condiments like it blows my mind. I kind of understand people not liking mayo. Because it's like a thing alard. I don't understand because I love male. But look I understand people's thought process on them if you would have said the other way around and you weren't a ketchup guy. But you are mayo Gaa I would have really questioned you. Right. I mean catchup is a nice normal condiment. Right. Respectable male. And I guess you guys are both male lover. So. I am of. I love mayo. But I love even more mayo chop as long as it's the right ratio. And the fact that Hines came out with a male Trump just like solved, so many of my problems. I know, and that's actually named it may up. Oh, yeah. They come in. I told you that he thought did you think I came up with it? Oh, no. Came up with mitt because she kept, you know, referring to mayo Chup like it was an actual word. And I was like it isn't. But but here's the thing. We did. Call it. Mayo Trump before it was a thing. Yeah. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So you should get. Well, we can't now a lot of people called up. Yeah. Yeah. But apparently people in Iowa, no, not Iowa, Ohio. No, Utah in Utah. Call it is. All right sauce fry sauce, but it's matchup. Anyways, kale? Get past. The mayo Trump thing we'll get past that because otherwise you sound like a really, Greg. The greatest show giant red flag. You had that wait. Did you Blair just say, you don't like, no? He does. Oh, you like the greatest show he redeems himself. Oh, okay. That's my favorite movie of all time. The favorite. Movies of all time ago showman. Maybe I'm just crazy that that's David. David many greatest showman favorite condiment may shop that is actually crazed. But well, it is my favorite movie right now, maybe not of all time right now. But I haven't seen stars born yet. And I feel like that that might take the K in Bailey makes me really want it. Yeah. Maybe I thought it was going to be like just like degraded show minute. And was it. Excited. I don't want to spoil it. But okay. No. Is it better? You're just going to have a little bit of a different emotion. It's not like happy. Oh, okay. Okay. All I'm into a propellants. Oh, dang. Okay. Well, all prepare myself for that. Today's group therapy is sponsored by talks base the online therapy company because sometimes grape therapy. It's just not enough talk. Spes lets you message a licensed therapist for anywhere at anytime super convenient. Because the hardest part of therapy is supposed to be the work that you do on yourself. And all you need is a computer with internet connection or the talks base mobile app. That means you can improve your mental health, even when you've had trouble making time in the past life can feel hectic, I know that and trying to make space for everything is overwhelming. 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Exclusively vailable on apple podcasts, podcast, one dot com and the podcast one app. If you love the show share it with a friend post on Instagram tell the world and leave us a rating in a review. You're listening to off the fine race therapy. So you guys went to source or you did the the whole climbing thing and how great I work. Yeah. How wha where was Blair's confidence level on that? I think you should rephrase that said I did the whole. Okay. You you're from the sideline and and Blair was your cheerleader. She was so confident getting up the stairs. And. We went on the first obstacle genius. She just froze. Usually, it's the lead. Who's like, let's do it. And. Yeah. Person on the date is I like when the guy can calm her. Do you feel like you calmed Blair down? Did you sing her down? Shink some are Kelly and it actually worked magically. Yeah. Do you want to give us a little ditty? Right now. Yeah. No tomorrow. Nisshin? Kitchen. Be mix. Is that freaking again? That was a. Estrin of that song. She was just like right right down. Really? That's her like well now, we know what to do if she ever freezes again. Yeah. Like like if I told him it's because he said hot and fresh out the kitchen, and I was like what is it all on food on? Blair, the waiters are is food and R Kelly. Not really. Food for sure. But you do have some sort of love. Yeah. I do it will you know now. Yeah. And then what else did you guys do? Stricken Schick a stake in Jake. I saw a picture you guys looked very cute together. And did you have a fun date? It was awesome. Okay. And on a scale of one to ten how good was it? Oh my gosh. How can I not say ten? Yeah. You have to otherwise. I'd hang up on you. And I'd cut you. And then you'd get cut. I think she tried to make me eat some AM. But there was no mayo. So she dare and I literally put on a spoon like mustard ketchup. No all power hot stuff. Oh, any aid it, oh, I was going to get managed. But we you guys played truth or dare, no we played teachers and ally and the loser had to do there. But we tied. And then I forgot that we never did me. So what was your to sin ally? Oh, yeah. You guess it? Yeah. Tell me and I'll try and guess. Was been bit. By Copperhead snake? I played violin on the grand opera. Ten. I've been to Italy twice. I feel like oh, wait, those are actually hard ones to guess because the you through in when you were ten in that sounded very specific. So I was like, okay, you've been bitten by that snake that seems pretty unrealistic compared to. Being going to Italy twice. But Italy twice a specific. You played violin at the grand ole Opry. What is that the truth of the lie the truth? No truce in ally. Oh, I've just kissed ally. I always played the opposite way. Please opposite way. Okay to choose. Okay. The lie is that you got bit by snake? Italy. Oh, you through it and twice to really like throw me off. Oh, you know. It didn't work on Blair. Oh, she gets really. I thought it was going to be like, oh, he's only been once. Yeah. A lot. You know what I mean? Twos. A little cooler. You know? So that's what I was thinking. Oh my gosh. Wait, tell me about when you got bit by snake? What happened will happen? Back in the sixth grade. I just gone sleep. And we'll go up, and I was like, well, you go to the bathroom. Yeah. I made the mistake of going back out of my ten without shoes on. Pitch dark. I couldn't even see my hand in front of me. And also that I hear like the feel the sharpest pain in my life. Like my foot. I like stumbled down to my tent wake up my dad, and he's like us just scraped it on like a branch or something because there's just just tiny little red spot on my foot. Yeah. Chickeny tylenol. Oh, no. Oh, no. Classic dad moon line. You gotta go that Ville getting my mom's still wants to kill him for that. I woke up in the morning, and my whole foot was like a balloon, and it was like swelling up into my leg. Gosh. And then that's like, okay. We gotta get him outta here. We like still like two miles into the woods. So. Oh, carry me out, and they had like one of the dads run. Run ahead in like get cell phone service. You could call ambulance then. Oh, wow. Stretcher. Oh, wow. Yeah. The whole ordeal. Sixth grade, that's kind of scary too. I feel like that's like traumatizing almost like are you so terrified of snakes now. I haven't been camping since. Oh, yeah. I wouldn't either. Oh, that's crazy. That would have high date to we're. Yeah. We you know, how like have you ever watched the bachelor the bachelorette? I have. Okay. You know, how they like usually do like somebody's fear. Like if they have a fear of snakes. They'll throw them in a pit and be like, oh, this is your day. Like, I feel like they do that all the time. What if we did that to you, would you? It is messed up, right? We're messed up. Okay. I have a serious fear of birds and on my season. They put me in a small room of pigeons, and I had a minor panic attack. And I was like why would you do this to people? Birds rating. I know that's weird. It's it's a whole thing. My mom put it on me when I was little pigeon and a snake. We're next you'd be more scared of the bird, absolutely. Well, that's dramatic. I don't know. Because it depends. If the snake was poisonous or not and how close it was to me. But if a bird flaps around me, I would have the same reaction if like a poisonous snake was about to bite me. Okay. That's I know it's it's super weird. But just don't question and I birds cat food on me. So it makes it even more weird. Oh, yeah. You do. Yeah. Yeah. That's fine. He's like he was quite he's like, I'm not gonna ask any questions. What was my other? Okay. So you you do some like singing and stuff in Nashville. Could you produce my next record? Horning artist. Well, you know is going to be I I've I've written a few will co wrote a few songs and my dogs so nuts. I can tell. Yes. And I've recorded a couple, and I kind of wanted to do something with it. So maybe you could help maybe that could be like our last date is us at Blair them. Like Blair if you could just take a knee, take a knee, and I'll just record an album. Yeah. Maybe we could do something together. Okay. Cottage studios open. Calls. It cottage studios. What's in his studio? Oh, that's what you call. It a studio. I like that. And you're Nashville. Date is actually getting shown but there's like studios. Well, here's what fun. Created. Shed I live in my parents on the side of my house and cottage I call it caught in studio, and I'm like, wow, that's really original my dogs. Go nuts. Okay. I'm so sorry. We're gonna go. Tucker asked to poop. Jason was so nice to talk to you. And will hopefully see you soon. Okay. Bye. So I probably never drink enough water. But then again, I doubt I'm the only one that feels that way. In fact, I'd love to know who feels they do drink enough water. 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I want to do something like because all these have been like fun. And like I want to do something a little more classy. What if he like went horseback riding? Oh, that'd be what if you went horseback riding, and then you like got really dressed up and like went to sounds like an eight hour day. That's a lot. A lot would if you owe what if you guys did dance lessons like Lincoln mall room, dancing, dance lessons. Oh, that's a gown and tux. That's happening. Sean got me dance lessons like that. For Valentine's Day a couple years ago. It was a fun. Yeah. So we will take you to that spot. Okay. Lemme know where it is. Okay. Okay. Figure that out. Oh, that's very romantic. How would we find? Okay. And we'll be able to see these good dancer. Yeah. Oh, I wonder what's going to happen isn't key dog on video because I wear it again. God -solutely with a nice little red do in your hair. I'll make one I have like a burnt orange. That's close to read. Okay. Headwear like a coma that goes with red black the black full leather one. Ooh, that's my favorite one right now. Okay. Okay. We'll everybody. Make sure you are catching up on every Tuesday of the Blairite on do edit Instagram TV. Yep. I'm nervous for you. Blur. Are you like number five? Oh, gosh. Yeah. I feel like number five might be your guy. But now, I'm so mind blown because number three to four two and four are up there. Wow. It's going to be so crazy is like they just don't know what they're signing up for at this point. Like they're going to like watch back or go on the to own won't be like shit. I've feelings, and this is crazy hope so. Yeah. What if at the end, I'm like, do you accept this do and he's like now? Now, they wouldn't do that. I hope I hope not don't they won't. Okay. Great. I'm very excited slash nervous for you. Can't wait to see how this all turns. Is out. I will be there, maybe for your dance lessons. Yeah. Maybe I'll come for that if I'm here date, okay? That'd be fun. Double date if I'm here usually on a plane or in another city in Shaun's at the gym. But if it's pull them out of there, could you imagine now, it'd be fun that'd be wild louder than milkshakes. You know, what don't even think about bringing me to place with milkshakes? I will throw it in your face and take a shot of whiskey. I'll take you to my kind of place. What's your kind of place the weld beaver? That's my kind of. That's where we'll go hit on dunks. You didn't end up at the wild beef or with your last? No, not the last two interesting. I'm kinda got okay. Figure out date five dance lessons have an iced drink, and then have a lot more drinks while beaver. Yup. I love it. Okay. Tune people. Stay tuned, everybody. If this is riveting this is we are keeping all the vinyls on their toes. Is there anything else you need to ask me advice? Anything else going to talk about how if you want? I mean, I haven't kissed any of them. Yeah. You need to kiss someone. 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Grape Therapy: Blairette part II with Blaire LaSure

Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe

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Grape Therapy: Blairette part II with Blaire LaSure

"The following program is brought to you by your friends at podcast one. Don't forget to download our new podcast one out. Can you see 'em to embroi- lag? And lag. And I hope that a per take in this. Hey, we have. We've we've been Alexa, play Arianna 'Grande. Okay. Amazon music voices. All you need get tens of millions of songs. Download the Amazon music app today. Podcast one presents off the vine grave Kaitlyn bristowe to answer your question. Drink to your confession. And here you have to say about anything bachelor. Let's shake it up some more here. Caitlyn? Well, the back. Pew grape therapy. Thank you. I can't believe I know you're on date. Number two. The journey continue continues. Have you found love? Too soon. Yes. Getting could you imagine? I know oh. Oh my gosh. Wait, you guys? This light just turned on in the podcast on. I know there's a ghost in here. Oh, where there's a ghost the light just turned on creepy. That is so weird. I swear I think Tucker did it give but how the plug. Oh, he just like knocked it. I think so I don't know how to go ghost. Yeah. I think there's a ghost. Do you need? My great therapy right now. Like is this going to help you? Yeah. Okay. Good. Stuff's going down with this guy. Woody which due date number two. Yeah. His name's Mark big old blind date number two has gotten some drama. Yes. This is what we're talking about. This is. Yeah. This is what the load on like. Oh my gosh. Am I about to like tear up and? Yeah. The Blair got drama to stop. Did you cry on camera after cry? No, no. I was looking to. Okay. If you do here for you. This is great therapies. I'm here to talk you through every one of your feelings to be the Chris Harrison, lots of feelings. I I'm here for you. Thank you. Tell me everything. Okay. Well, first, let's talk about the date. Yes. After the date. So we gotta talk about. Oh, yeah. Did it ex-girlfriend Showa? No. I'm like thinking of all the possibilities that what? Like what? Okay. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Okay. We'll let okay let's walk through it. You know, we got a tease this episode. Exactly. So later in this episode what happened after the date. Find out coming up on grape therapy. Guys. Remember, the joy in spirit of Peter Pan. While there's a place where you don't have to grow up. Even though the world tells you to and that place, my friends is Walt Disney World, I know for a fact it's tough being an adult, but at Walt DisneyWorld you can put the adulting on pause and let the everyday stresses of life. Just disappear. There's so much cool stuff. You can do it Walt DisneyWorld after hours, including a crawl of some of the best in park drinking options. If the world tells you to grow up, guess what at DisneyWorld you don't have to. Walt DisneyWorld is the perfect escape for millennials. 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And then we're gonna hit the town because he didn't know. Yeah. He's like, okay. Great. And he's like the midsections sections over there. And I was like, oh, are you going to the midsection section and he's like, no? That's you're picking my out outfit. Right. And I was like Yang go into the women's section. He's like, oh, God, I knew as soon as I said that he's like, oh shoot. I'm dressing like a girl. Yeah. And he did and any owned it. Oh owned it completely. Okay. Tell me what off it was. He wore a cheetah print, skirt amazing. And then like a a green little kind of like a grandma is like a blouse. But it was like a sweater like sweater. Oh, look a knit. Yes. Init- blouse allow and then he had a cheetah skirt or cheetah purse. Oh, wow. To carry out his stuff can never have too. He kind of looks like a old lady going to church old ladies going to church where cheetah skirts except that was long on him though. It was like on top party on the bottom. Yeah. Like Saturday night meets Sunday morning. Oh, I like it was a little transition. If you wanted to go. From like your Saturday night into your Sunday morning bag recovered. Yeah. Oh, that's practical. I like that. Okay. Yeah. And then I was in a full on suit, but made the jacket had like polka dots in the inside. And so I had to wear it outside was a trendy. I looked like a pimp loan. Nice pose I pimp. Daddy, you keep your pin pen strong today. What keep your pin pen strong hand? Yeah. What's the pin pan snoop Dogg made that oh gotta keep your pin pen strong? You know, when you like that's actually pretty terrible because I think it's for slapping women was a pimp when Sal immediately regrets. Let's get back on the romance. Yup. Back it up rewind. Yeah. I knew I was like, okay. This guy better. Not be like he can't be like quiet or reserve because this dates just going to be a disaster Via's. Yeah. He like owned it. And he's ready. Oh, good. Yeah. Oh, so he's a good time. He has a Gregory copy me on my toes because you're like something happened after the day now. So I'm like, what could okay, well, I'll start with this. The date was amazing better than date. Number one is better. Oh better. What was first guy's name again. Jared Jared Jared. Yeah, I keep wanting to say John because it's like, John Mark. I know it's like AM to whenever I go up there. Yes. That's great. Okay. So oh, I hope. Jared isn't listening. Maybe he probably will. Well, Jerry, d no that's just the name of the game with some dates better than others. It doesn't mean that he's a better man than you. And at the end, I pick two more. Yeah. I picked two So Jerry could be in the final two Jared. This is what you signed up for him out. Because sometimes it's this is about you finding love and it's about your connections. And you can't fight the connection to Mark. I know I as I like to say it the and Mark had a spark. Spark the arc smart. I like that Mark. I should smart. Did I to the Mark spark? That's hard to say. It is sparky. Mark sparky Marquis Marquis spark in the funk. That's an you're too young. Sorry. You're too young Marky, Mark and the funky bunch. It was Mark Wahlberg Beth? He had been oh my gosh. So the date has really well. So you to great date to set the bar, and you're like, wow, if dates are like just as good as that. I'm in luck. And it got better, which is tricky. Yeah. It's true for the old part shoot. What if they keep getting better rush? I know. Okay. So you really you're really feeling Mark really feel in March. So he was all game for the leopard-print Saturday night into Sunday morning outfit. Yet he picked out yours. My pimp, you pimp outfit, and then we have town. So we went and got milkshakes. Oh, you really hit the town. And then we hit the town. We shared a milkshake. Wow. Bad self. Was there a cherry on? I hope I hope there's no, Nope. Settle down. Okay. All right. Good. I hope you're not pregnant. Sprinkles. Oh, man. Yeah. It was crazy. Okay. What I said hit the town. I like we went downtown. Okay. Yeah. Sorry. Okay. Okay. So lots of people around lots of stairs. Yeah. But I mean like I said he owned it. And then we're people like what the heck is going. Have you been recognized yet? The only place was like at your podcast because those are like, yeah. Pete's. Yeah. Peeps. The by knows. Yes. Okay. So I've gotten on a shout outs. Oh, good. Yeah. Hosted in your Facebook. Like, Blair preciado posts. I was like, oh, they're so sweet in there. I'm Jay are. Yeah. We're we're we you guys were out. There was a lot of stairs skirt. Yeah. Please continue. Okay. So got milkshakes turned up. And then just so turned people watching this are probably gonna think we were like wasted purely. Then we did karaoke. Okay. I feel like karaoke was when his true self came out. Oh, it very much came out like his dance moves his friends. So that's a different story. I'll tell you how he got on the show. We FaceTime does friends. Okay. And they were like you have to you can't in the night without seeing him danced. And when I saw him dance. I was like, oh shoot. He said he liked to dance which I was like, yes, I love when a guy who's good. Oh my gosh. She's like tearing up the dance for I was like, oh, man. You love it. I know sparky Mark. He's got move moves in. He's got a good attitude. And he's got a good sense of humor is cute. Yeah. He's cute attracted to him. He was cute addresses a male. Okay. Okay. But and there's chemistry you. Oh. Yeah. We had a lot in common. We both work to Chick-fil-A. Nope. Well, that's like, and we both would talk and accents at like. Because me, and my friend would always talk an accident in the drive through to people and he did too. And we both worked in radio. Like, oh my gosh. You guys are actually meant to be said this about lost guy. When did we find him for you? How did he apply so his friend her name's Kayla? Yeah. She listens to your podcast. Hi Kayla, doesn't she doesn't live here though. And she just told him hasten me a video of like you telling about yourself ballg on. He was like why? And she was like just trust me. Didn't even say what it was four what she was doing. And then he like got the Email and she told him, and she was like this girl was on Kaelin's podcast. Y'all would literally be perfect for each other. Oh, my go on with her. And so then we did. And so he was like let's face time. Then so we did. And I was like thanks for signing him up home. Gosh. I can't believe that out of this whole thing that we've found two guys out of been great. Yeah. Why? No, okay. Mic should the rest be great or no. Because then it's just going to get harder if they're dying. That's what makes good good ratings. You know, I'm all about the good ratings. But okay, you know, how I said last time it says a lot about a guy of what they ordered eat. It says even more. About a guy what he chooses as his karaoke song. Oh, what was his Goto? We did it do at please tell me to chill kid rock. No. But. Yeah. I'll put you picture. Santana. My best. My favorite song is she's like the ring. I know might so rasping means it. Gary, okay. But we did don't stop believe in it. It's just a crowd plaza. Yeah. Yeah. And made your crowd. They all they they were in it, especially in your costume. My god. They were they already were like heads were turning when we walked onstage, and then we started. And it was like where did you go while beaver? We had the wild beef skis. Well that sounds like a Canadian bar. Okay. Confession. That's where me injured road bolt. Oh shit. You went back to the scene of the crime. No gyp, so easy. It's like in a table header. I know and it was the same girl. And I was like going to recognize me on a date with a different guy. Yeah. You've got cameras following you. But I don't know if she looked like a, dude. So that's true. Yeah. Very well. Played. Thank you. Oh my gosh. That's so funny. So you saying don't believe in the wild beaver. Also wrote a bull with another man the night before you go girl. I know. Cheers. Cheers to me. Yeah. I'm actually really. Really porteous. I back to really really proud of you. Thanks Andress has meant. Okay. Maybe like everyday needs to end it while beaver. Maybe it does maybe that needs to be your thing. Do you accept my while beaver, but then you go? All right. I do better. Now. I know you're like grandma listens. And like your parents, and I'm like, really, you're like. Furby? Does he check off all the lists? But he does all the boxes on your list. Yeah. He does like he's like he's like ideal. My stop. I know you said that about the last one did I yes. Okay. But then you didn't. And I was like, no he. What I know. Here's the thing. Jared had all the like qualities. But it just wasn't a good like as good as what can I not speak took as good of a fit? Okay. I mean, there's just more chemistry with Mark. Okay. Yeah. Oh my gosh. What is Mark? Do. He oh, we can that this part out. We'll know it. It's this is he's bottle. Wondering it up now? No, not yet. Okay. Well, that's that ties into it. Okay. Fine. Bring it up. Okay. So what he did was he did PR for the sounds natural sounds, okay? The baseball team. Yep. Okay. So here's thing went on this great date. And he was like I want to see you again. Like before you go on your trip. Like he wanted to see me like this. And I was like no I told him that. I was like I don't know if that's allowed. Yeah. But he was like I really wanna see like you could tell he was definitely like into me as well, obviously. And then Monday, so our date was Friday Monday. He texts me like we were texting a little bit. I don't know if that's all Bush, and he he was like, hey milkshakes. And text. You doug? Get the drums. Yeah. So so he takes me. And he's like, hey, I'd really love to see you in person something came up that I would need to talk to you about stop. He got a job offer in Texas. Now we did on Monday. First of all super freak and cute that he wanted to talk to you about it. I know who was like he's like just sometime before like the podcast like I just need to tell you before you all do that. And I was like, no he and he was like I was like, I'm just so busy like all the stuff. And he's like I'll bring you Chick-fil-A breakfast. Like, I was like oh my God. Don't move I want God. He knows how to flirt with you. He knows the way to my heart. He really dug its wait. The sky is too good to be true. And that's why because he had to move away. So as you taking the job. Yeah. Accepted it Tuesday. I know he was like I still want to like see you again, though. And I'm like don't leave. Yeah. I was okay. He doesn't know. But we recorded the phone call. She I literally I was like I'm so busy like, I can't meet you. Yeah. And I was like can we just do it over the phone? And he's like, yeah. He doesn't know that you recording. I just had it on speakerphone feel like that's a legal. No. It's not. Oh, these signed up for. That's a good sign a contract. I'm scared. Yeah. They actually did not up. Yeah. Did he Sumi is? You're gonna sue me for like. No, okay. I'm yeah. Okay. We can tell him on the phone report. And what did he would? So he told only I and he he keeps saying he's like the timing of this. Oh, wait. Let me read the tech after the phone call because it was so sweet this is so sad. Yeah. I know it's depressing like my heart to little bit broken. Because I was all jazzed about this date and like he sounded perfect. And I thought the drama is going to be like a ex-girlfriends trying to stalk you or something. And he's I wish. Okay. Said he's like, I really do want you to know that I'm genuinely bummed about the timing of my job stuff. It's disappointing. That I lived in Nashville all the timing. Didn't get a chance to know, you sooner. Tears. Wait. An I'm such a believer in timing. Like, why is that happening? Right. Well, maybe. You know distance makes the heart grow fonder, Texas, Texas is great where in Texas. I think San Antonio. Oh, love San Antonio. I've never been it's beautiful, Sean. And I had our first date their one on one. Yeah. That's hugh. So maybe. No. I know. Well, that is right. If if he's top two we'll we'll have to regroup. Yeah. And long distance really isn't that bad for the first little while. It's kind of nice you get your space. You get to miss each other get excited to go. See each other. You today. More fun. Yeah. I know. But gosh. Wow. That's really tragic. I know I know you guys trusted me when I told you that sugar. Bear hair is the best way to get longer, stronger, healthier and beautiful hair. Right. 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He knows we're calling Maria. Those we're calling. He doesn't know I read his text messages and invasion of his privacy or any of that. That's okay. Okay. Ready? You knows we're calling. Oh, I get it market. We're doing the whole like I'm going to let it ring six times. Just so I don't seem desperate. I can read you like a book already, Mark. I'm hi it's Caitlyn. Well, that's good. I like transparency that's and I called you out was that what you were doing trying to trying to be cool. He's busy. Yeah. We'll go with my theory. No, no, that's cool. Whatever whatever's the truth. That's what will go with. Hi. It's so nice to meet you over the phone. Hey, Mark Blair's here. With me. You're on the podcasts. We're talking about you. We've just talked about you for. Let's see the last nineteen minutes. Yet. Yeah. All that thing. All terrible terrible things. Just kidding. I would like to say that I consider myself a pretty good dancer, and I would like to have a dance off with you. Because I heard you pretty good. Oh, what are we going to do it in Texas? Dave it Mark. Hey, you know. Oh, I look your attitude that was a very delegates the subject. Yeah. Those positive spin spin zone right there. I like that. Okay. Let's talk about this. So you guys dressed up. You went karaoke. You saying don't stop believing great choice. And now I'm going to ask the question. Did you guys kiss? Oh, he doesn't make a move on the first date. Oh, that's I like that. You're gentlemen. You didn't make a move on. We'll you don't know what show you're on. Because have you watched the bachelor the bachelorette before? Do you judge them when they kiss on the first night? Okay. Good. It's to each their own, right? Yeah. Okay. No. I like that. It does. Exactly, right. Okay. Well, I really want to see your dance moves. I saw a little little tease of your dance moves. But I heard you're such a good sport Blair said, she had a great time on a scale of one to ten how good was your date. What? Whoa. That is so nice. Okay. And then how did you hear? But. Yeah, that's great start. It's gonna be tough to stay up there. But expectations are high don't blow it. How did you guys exchange numbers? Oh, let him tell you that. Yes. Away asked the right question. All right. So like how does this for? I don't really like I don't know about. Sure, we were winging it. Not like we can't like contact with each other. I said. No. I was like all right. Oh, I give her hugging. I walked away. Thank you. Bye. And I'm like about to, you know, put it in verse here near on my window. Just. I'm not good with girl. So. No you sound. Like, you're great with girls. You just you just the smoothest when it comes to changing phone numbers literally right over my head. I gave him the perfect opportunity. I said we can still keep in touch though. And he's like, okay. Great. Well, you know, like, are you kidding thousand eighteen you're probably like Instagram? I said it's two thousand eighteen year, probably like just Instagram or slide into her DM's. Just made minutes here. I'm on Instagram as well. Oh, yeah. I stopped. You you only have like three photos. Not a quantity new. I I actually remember looking and thinking I love that. This guy is not an Instagram guy. I actually find that very endearing and I love that about you. I do do, you know that it's of course, you wouldn't know this. But you're gonna find out in my five year plan is to not have social media, really? Yeah. Interesting. Do you have a what one point six million, but who's counting? But who's counting? Oh will. But I'm going to really tear it up for the next five years on Instagram on of money and like, yeah. Make bank. Yeah. And then people people be sick of me. Yeah. Exactly. And people will be like getting this girl off Instagram, and I'll be like fine. I'm out, and then the people what they want. Yeah. And then I'll end it on a high note, and then people will be left. It'll be like like a legend died kind of you know. Well, if you really tired of your Instagram and people say that they Kaitlyn bristowe is dead. People will be concerned it'll be the talk of the town. And then people forget about it a month later when the new bachelorette comes up. I'm getting used to that. He Mark how old are you? If you don't mind me asking. Twenty twenty six player you twenty four. Okay. That's great. Okay. I like that. And we need nicknames for all the guys. What what would we call? Mark spark. Mark sparky Mark. Yeah. I said Marquis. Call me, Marky, Mark original see blared, in know, who Marky Mark and the funky bunch was. Yeah. I was like she called us sparky, Mark. And I was like oh sparky Mark and the funky bunch and she was like one, but we filled her in. Marking lover guy. Yeah. That's I mean, not a bad person to be named after. Okay. When I was little. I was like oh. Hey, mark. Yeah. Do you? Remember, what my nickname was when I was little CD's Fantin till? Only go boom part of my confession. You guys are pretty cute. Did you confess to each other? Oh, what was Mark's condition? His was that he one time like slept walk impede into the bathtub. Classic. Yeah. Mine was at nickname was boom, boom. Because I sang a song called boom, boom. A great to be crazy, and I pass gas a lot. So. Oh my gosh. We and your family had a lot of made up songs, and I really like that was a real solid. That was a rebound. You know, what somebody did in there? Oh, yeah. I know that I was reading on. I think it was my Facebook page Instagram. I can't remember somebody bought one of my scrunchy in their sleep. Oh, really? Yeah. That's funny. Mark. Did you accept to do? So. Okay. Oh, we need to know. Here's the thing. We wear one. But we decided that we're not giving the dues out until the final guys. Yeah. Okay. Because if I gave everyone a do it'd be like, what's the point? Oh, yeah. That's true. So yeah, that's true. Okay. I like that. And I told him that. I was like don't be paranoid. If I don't do. Okay. And Mark what is your favorite thing about Blair? Other people. A good time. Yeah. Yeah. I like that too. We got wild with the milk shakes. Yeah. Blair was like, so we hit the town and we've got milkshakes. I was like you dirty dog. Oh, yeah. I've heard about it. Did you share one? Now. I got my own. Yeah. Okay. That would I mean that'd be like sitting on the same side of the budget. Remember right dollars? Only. Would you go? Goodwill is cheap. So I was like getting around. That's true. Would you would you guys ever sit on the same side of the booth? We had to for camera purpose. It was pretty like as soon as well. I was being loud does. Okay. Tucker's eating his mic as loud as he possibly can in the corner. Wait, did you sit on the side? We stayed on the same side. Oh. I forgot. We forgot I forgot if we were sitting on. But let's say you guys went to a restaurant with no cameras. Would you sit on the same side? Now. I wouldn't. Well, Blair was really quick to say, no, but Marquez it tasted. Never done that. I think it's cute though. I actually find it super romantic I and people are always like that so dumb, and I'm like, I actually love it. Or when like a girl sits in the middle of the truck. I think it's so romantic he went I literally this morning driving to work. There was a truck, and it was three people. And I was like gosh. I love the middle seat. Yeah. I literally thought this morning. You know, what I read mine's just another obviously podcast hose in mind reader. That's what I do. Oh will there be a date number two? Mark. What do you move? Depends on what I. To live and then it on down there February. Yeah. Well, I always say timing's everything. But the timing of you moving to Texas is quite terrible. Like Blair was talking not ideal. Blair was talking about the date, and she just had this huge smile on her face. And she she was just saying all these amazing things. And she was like it was so and then she was like, but wait I was like what did it did an ex girlfriend show up like what happened? And then she's like he got a job in Texas. And I was like oh Wong where in Texas. Okay. So that's where I had my first date on the show with Sean. But. Well, they let us they led us kayak down the river. But we're the only people that have ever been allowed to do that. So if you could try and pick Blair and do that that'd be pretty impressive. But I'll I'll definitely send you. Yeah. I'll send you some recommendations. But I mean, the visiting us fun going on trips. You know, you can still come back to national. I can't believe you're moving. Very bittersweet. I love Nashville. Pajamas for. Yeah. No. I understand. That's fair. And know of we won't get into what you do. I kind of know what you do. But we don't we don't have talk about them. Okay. Well, hopefully, hopefully, I get to meet you. Hopefully, there's date number two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen and so on. John engage. Or or then just like straight to the I will marry you guys is what I'm saying. Okay. Well, I've heard nothing, but great things I'm so happy you two met. And I really do wish you the best with your job. But hopefully blurbs a job there too. And that would be even better. Appreciate it. Yeah. Okay. And we'll talk to you soon. Thank you Mark by. All right. One sec. Oftentimes when something sounds too good to be true at turns out that it actually is. But when Tommy John says there women's underwear has the most comfortable fabric that you can guarantee Tommy John obsesses over every little detail and stitch by using proprietary fabrics that perform like nothing you've ever worn before as a result. Tommy John's women underwear sports a no wedgie guarantee. 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And I'm like oh gosh. Oh my gosh. Okay. Mardi I'm over two people to welcome to the Blair rent. Oh my gosh. Get he sounds amazing is hate that. He's moving that for you me too. But you never know. Crazy. Hey, you know, those only date number two, and they seem to be getting better. So maybe date number through. They number three is gonna whose date number three. Do you knows name? No. They don't tell me anything. I love that. I know just super super blind dates. That's so crazy. I can't believe it's two for two right now. Good dates out of jail. What if I like all five of them? What a disaster. You're like. Yes ratings. Yeah. I'm like that would be glory. And then I get to be there for the very end. 'cause you're only picking to at the end to go on the date with and then you to choose one right there. No stop. I'm not making you do that. Okay. I feel like that's too hard. This is so crazy. I had to have this happens. I'm going to have to end it with the three that aren't going on the. Yeah. Like via FaceTime live on Instagram or something that's gonna be real unfortunate. I'm not doing that on the podcast. We'll do that on like you can record it, and we can put it up. Okay. But that's how is ABC doing. This. This is mean. This isn't ABC. I know ABC does three like two times a year. I know and I'm like I can't even handle making you do this right now. No, I am. But I'll have your because you'll be on the two on one, right? Yeah. I'll have your emotional support. Yeah. You're down. I will talk you through anything. Okay. Well, Mark sparky Markey's barky Marky set the bar even higher than you thought. The bar was at. Yup. Wow. There's a lot of words that I don't know if that made sense. But you know, what I'm saying? Yeah. Oh my gosh. That's crazy. Okay. To for two for two. So anything else? You wanna talk to me about your feelings. Anything else? You want to ask me? Get off your chest. I think that's it. Yeah. I just really I I've been holding this in I wanted to tell you so bad when he was moving, and I was like I can't. Yeah. That's yeah. It's tragic. It's very very unfortunate. But I still have a good feeling because I need to admit to be. They're meant to be exactly. Maybe maybe there you go. You never know. Hey, what I meant, Sean. I lived in Canada. Exactly. So there you go. You know? Real show where we're going to end and be like where do we live? Yeah. You never know. I know. Okay. Well, stay tuned everybody because next week on grape therapy. We find out how date number three went. And if it's gets better than sparky. Mark sparky Marquis over we still love Jared. Maybe we'll make the Jared Dir the bachelor Jared Jared, Jared really liked him. Yeah. He's great. I really liked him. Okay. Thanks for listening to offer. Vine Raith therapy. Tune in to hear new Minnie's odes every Thursday and checkout new full episodes every Tuesday exclusively on podcast one dot com. 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"In the next episode of sips suds in smokes today we begin another summer of questionable decision. Goodness why are we go with a second. Look at hard seltzer today. We're going to be blind tasting. Several heart seltzer. Amine cleats are full ear. A few of them were some of our favorites from that previous seltzer episode. While the rest are mix of macaroni craft brands. I always have a list. Yes the list list of pain. You're on the list. But he i'm always on the list and i know what we're tasting while. My co hosts will be giving their unbiased opinions based solely on flavor aroma and overall enjoy ability garbage. We'll be right back after this break. Did you know podcast. Advertising is one of the most effective ways to advertise your product or service. Just like you're hearing this. Thousands of people could be hearing your ass. Bean dot com slash brands. That's p. o. 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Dave how you alright alright and that is going to somewhat bertha sodas. I think this will sum up our episode. It'll get worse before it gets better. Yes that's very true quite confident that may be the name of this episode. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Oh don't give everything away. well today. We begin another summer of questionable decision. Goodness go with a second. Look at hard seltzer. It's clear it's fruity and it's fizzy. Well i mean. I guess that says it all right. Oh it has a little bit of alcohol in it anything else. We need to cover. Its low calorie clear. Fizzy fruity locale. Great episode everyone. I'd like to thank all of our co host today. Dave hold on okay. The episodes isn't over. We still have to taste and discuss about a dozen hartselle tsars. Yeah that's what. I was trying to open to avoid while. We're all here dave. But these are the sacrifices that we make for our audience for anyone who wants to go back and listen to the first episode on hauled hard seltzer. You can check out episode to seventy nine titled. Do i look skinnier and the answer to that question. Mike is no so today. We're going to be blind tasting. Several heart seltzer are pleats are full. Here a few of them were some of our favorites from that previous seltzer episode while the rest are a mix of macaroni craft brands. I as always have a list. Yes the list loose pain. You're on the list. But he i'm always on the list and i know what we're tasting while. My co hosts will be giving their unbiased opinions based solely on flavor aroma and overall enjoy ability garbage all right mic please onerous with your such ratings. Yup so we're going to be discussing and reading. These hard seltzer with these such ratings plus our signature belting sounds so the like channel you know summer with surfers. While i'm talking about you know are tasty such ratings for today so number one is dude like that sox. Give me anything bud. Light seltzer or a bud. Lie so like we talked about the do but number two is was. That of can hard seltzer in your pocket. Or you're just like glad to see me so my mom always says i'm her favorite third child. But what a relief. All the cell serves are like getting me ready for the bikini season So you know. I had like a brother. But he was really favorite and he was number four and Body should not ingest this much natural fruit flavoring natural. You know like gallows are real natural. Convey that yeah so I believe that you always hold up your hand. Go five man because that's always best thing in say. Listen to that hang time and nevermore be the last time that sound is played. We've played several times as an honorary milkman. Get your you know what here. So everyone remembers. What a five would satellite artificially flavored beverage in front of me is just not getting it. Okay we'll thank you. That was exceptional. I promise negative three. It's not that do we have to. We like super j and whatever's any. It's gotta be good. No psych watermelon raspberries. You know not no. Yes sir watermelon strawberry. Here's what we're gonna do is we're going to throw up our gang science to say what we what we read it but anybody who can guess the actual fruit flavors in it. Wow yeah you get bonus points. Well i think it's raspberry smuggler badly table. I'm going to say there's lime in it line. Well that's interesting. Raspberry said watermelon. I'm to go with watermelon Salt maybe a little diarrhea. Hey now it tastes better than a smells. I'll give it that. Yeah the the smell on. It is a little offensive candy. Yeah so when you stick your nose all the way in the bag of hard candy and you're like l. the dust i. Yeah you're like okay. that's not happening. I did drink all mine. But wow that's just what i did a free t shirt dave did you chug it. I didn't kogel. The caller is very is almost fluorescent. I mean you gotta give it that. It's sets it apart from the crowd sky. But wow i'm getting like a lot. It seltzer on this. Like it's a bitter ring a finish on the back end of this. That's not pleasant at all. So there's the doesn't seem to be as sent to balance between the sugars. And this and from what i understand. There's a couple of different ways that people are doing seltzer. Some of them. Take like Cane sugar whatever. And then for meant that and then distill it make alcohol and then you had the fruit flavor. I think some people are taking shelter in and some booze and jack some fruit enters. Asha i wonder if this one is taking the seltzer in adding stuff to this wasn't made with love cameras. Say so we're gonna go with the suds reading of two. Wow all right now. The big unveiling what who's this. Yeah coming in from belching beaver those before. Oh man yeah. This is their heart seltzer. it's spike sparkling water. Raspberry and blackberry made with real fruit. Not clear. Fruit was five point five percent. Ab one hundred and ten winters of guess my fruit. Yeah sorry raspberry yeah yeah kinloss it. Raspberry did you say raspberries resume was your toes. Wiggling day was rytas. That raspberry lime would've been good at all but so so candles ahead one to nothing. Well it takes like water mound with salt all right. Let's go to be really. This one is completely clear. True looks like water. There's a lotta sugar on this one. This one smells better than the last one. But i almost feel like the last one tasted better. Doesn't smell bad. It's almost like a plastic. But yeah it's like a fake cherry cherry cherry with that. Yeah we are all in agreement on that. It's it's red eye seca fruit roll up because it has that you know so this this shows my age but it reminds me of the red. I see at kmart studio yes. I'd is dead on nearly as good. Because i'm a sucker for red ici like the thing is this is like a washed out version. Yes yeah the. The whole entering component of being seltzer is really loss with this. This tastes like sugar water to me with sparkling sugar water. It does in. I find this actually more enjoyable. I like it better than the last. But it's still a two okay. We are going to read this one to a sorry. I couldn't find the button. That's okay. I almost did five. I did towards five. I don't like claw black cherry. Which at the previous show. This was a four. Wow away s in two thousand eighteen in a flight of fortyish twenty five hartselle white khloe rated a four for our seltzer. Pallets are becoming more. discerning plot. Bears sparky was on that show and since he's not here i'm gonna blame him. Yeah he was wrapping it then so it was sparky's fox five percent. Ab one hundred calories house keeping my ankles thin. Well yes okay. His thin girlish ankles but at least this one was less offensive. was it. yeah. I'm just going to say why why why we'll be back with more seltzer thoughts in just a minute. Did you know you can run your own ads on this podcast to introduce your service or product podcast listeners. Just like you. Thousands of people can learn about what you have to offer go to pot. Bean dot com slash brands. That's p. o. d. e. a. n. dot com slash brands to start boosting. Your business look podcast advertising. Now welcome back everyone. So we are continuing our summer of questionable decision dodger fan questioning. A lot of we are so. This is hard seltzer. Two point zero day after. I like this one better than the first two now now. We have managed to get through to now. We're working on see this one actually tastes like if if i close my eyes and didn't look at it. I could almost believe there might be some fruit in it. so i The first thing i said was ambrosia salad It's probably a bit more orange More citrus Forward on this I'm going to stick with Second orange tangerine pellegrino Think would probably be something along that line. The very citrusy kind of bomb. I was leaning more towards the fruit punch. But you're right. It's a citrusy lake. Pink grapefruit doesn't have enough Yeah or bitterness. I think this is a glass full of as a ton of sugar in it. It's like a soda. It's almost like drinking a soda. A seltzer this is another one that there's no component. Not even this is still. I mean it's not even sparkling that all this. This is totally dead to us is dead. Two to four percent juice syrup it's cranking Of a really low number riley hero stick with this. Oh wow and i'm yeah. I'm in the same campus. Dave on that because it's not you bucking for fifty gallon door now but for the show as far as filters this to me is tolerable because it doesn't have that hard seltzer flavor and it actually tastes like some kind of fruit blatant idea because that's what drinking heart seltzer is about finding one that's tolerable. Don't think there isn't all right. We'll see this all right. Well was a one a two into threes. So i guess we're still a tube say a two very very contentious. The seltzer starting to turn us against okay. How so twenty eighteen. Oh go ahead. Sorry yeah this is the heart. Talion sodas blood orange. Yes that was a or i routine yes. Thank you for point eighty now. We don't have any music it just a bell. You know applause. I'll give you that got hurt. Broke my finger. So i remember that the Italian sodas did really well in blind. Yeah i think they won a the top three. I think they had to the top three. That was the top one really the blood orange. The two that one was ready to for the other two were rated threes interesting. Yeah yeah i don't. I don't think i'd go back to that again. Well you know we've all grown. We've grown yes number d okay. Yeah number number day while tennessee. Wow they're not even frigging trying. Oh my gosh. So this is like i'm gonna go with lemon lime. Lime is the dominant bad salty. Margarita mix so this thing is like that's good. It's kind of off white or off clear. Just yeah it looks. It looks kind of milky in the not much aroma. Kind of almost like carbonic acid bite from this. Yeah so this. Definitely has a seltzer bitterest opponent to it sugar bomb powder refinish. Yeah like he had a a pixie stick. This is like something your grandma would give. You had a cold or it's tastes like something pulled out of grandma's basement from twenty eight years ago you or like the old powder gatorade from years ago. You know what i mean. It's not a bad while. Stick with my fruit guests as Leeann line although i think is probably limes is very dominant. I am going to Say at least it's a seltzer and the ones have it all right. Yeah that's gonna linger and are well ranch. Water original hard seltzer with one hundred percent. Gavi a natural lime juice. Well you have it. You said it was Margarita mix it up eighty calories for percent. Ab i've heard a lot about these guys. But i'm not a fan of that one. Yeah boy kay i think. I think they got some emails from the ranch mixed in that. Can maybe some or unthinking that that is for somebody that likes sauce out of a can you know can't stand the thought it's you know. Tomatoes got like all squishy and stuff. When i tried to cut. I like the sauce. Out of the worst thing in plops down. That's the way it should be. That's the way it all is always the restaurant kind of soupy. I think if you drops a shot at tequila cointreau in that end through that kanye way who maybe just drink a good start to a great decision with texas cuisine. Now you know and like all those tomato based things and like town stuff. I maybe i could see this working for you know what i mean. Yeah as long as it wasn't too right. I think if you're just looking for something to you know to keep it going down. I don't know if you drink too much of that is going to be coming up but i would. I would use it as a mixer. If i was ever gonna ever ever like ever in life like ever have any of that ever ever again it would have to be mixed with something that tastes a lot better. Yeah i like. We're davis headed. She gets some tequila and cointreau and You know some limes and throw away. That can't this is so i would probably give this to a friend or relative. That didn't know the difference you know. They think that it's all mexican food and we were. You know eating something from argentina. And i'd go here try this you know. That's who i would probably give it to you. Know what all six pack right here with your name. You think corona has a little too much flavor. We'll try this. Oh you want colonel light. Listen i got something that came in just this week way. Better corona extra light. Yeah this won't get your ankles won't swell this go ahead chug it. Oh yeah ari moving on number e just and water pretty color. This is pretty in pink. Smells know what what if if pink had a smell of guy. This is what pink would smell strawberry soda. And i'm not talking about the singer. Because i don't think she sounds like a strawberry nearby Yeah kids know what that tastes like anymore. Okay it's not as berries taste like snozzberries. This reminds me of the strawberry hard candies that you can get at the grocery store the one that has like the red packaging with the green. And there's like some little sort of gel or something in the middle when you crack it you know what i mean. Either they didn't tell you that preservative. Yeah i'm going to stick with the strawberry For this for sure That does not suck so it has A sweetness to it. It's balanced or some bitterness off the back in this is the first one we've had that i can say wow of all the things that stock this one doesn't a big bertha it has it. Has that balancing going on. Yeah you get a little bit of the seltzer at the end. But you're actually getting like. I'm actually did some time in research on me. Yeah there's a something going on. I don't like it. It tastes better than than a smells. It just smells like strawberries strawberry. What she said this sensor that you have on a day you have a good cold. At least he said this is a seltzer. You have yeah so now. i'm a fan. Wow wow three's have it. Mike wanted to give it a fine number e is going to be. Oh this is this is going to be interesting. I've really founder's founder. Some masa gov as strawberry premium. hard seltzer. yes come on. Applause man fruit hundred. Think laurie's didn't know. Founders is making seltzer. Oh yeah yeah. I got two hundred and ten calories four and a half percent. Abc getting skinnier or so before this their moskova they've also done goes It knows it's pretty bad. Yeah there's like a grapefruit and then Maybe on line one or something. But that's i thought that was interesting that they're sticking with the masa gavi sorta theme and taking it into their heart seltzer. so it's well done by founders k next. Yeah i think that was definitely Picnic worthy but best far. Yeah all right number ef like cited. Yeah you know what i'm saying like it's kind of which you know when you when you ferment Like pure cane sugar. It can give sort of a smell very faint. Think it's also a little bit a cherry in their little bit of garbage in their so. I'm think this one's pretty decent. It's i'd just it just tastes like i don't know the flavor off this is incredibly diminished. Yeah nothing it's subtle. It's but everything about it is subtle like it. It's not overly sweet. It's the fruit is subtle. It's it's kind of a balanced everything's kinda there that you want but not too much like superlight and whatever it's gotta be good you know. I had a friend one time that she really loved Just cherry soda and i literally would take fresh cherries and i would just slightly muddle them and a top it off with some clubs soda and colorado josh. She has just completely. You know over the moon with that. Every time. And i was like okay. Whatever This is it. This reminds me of of that. So there's a problem. I have with the story. You just told the friends you have. I'm fairly certain never mind. That's well you know anybody can be bought so it was like twenty three bucks a session. You know that kind of friend cloud now we we. We're sitting denver. Just okay. i hear. They'll do whatever you want as long as you pay hourly right twenty three dollars in five minutes. Twenty three dollars hours. You're not going to talk top shelf. What's the first rule of getting out of the hole. Stop digging. that's it probably get checked. I'll by tests came back clean. Your hands smelled like cherry. But you're good to. Her name was cherry. Yeah this is Since very subtle watered down Yeah i don't really find a whole lot. i would. yeah just interesting. some cherries in a raise a rating. If it's not offensive you're like well. There's nothing here that here you know practically its waters what are you. What are you doing that we win. Okay or giving us one two three kindle our so basically if you find something it's not offensive you're giving a three is a basically mike will never get through so who. Yeah this. is this the Interesting that you say cherry because this is cranberry lime. But this is the smirnoff. Cranberry lime premium malt beverage with. Nash does not. This is one of our top one from twenty eighteen. It says spiked hard seltzer on the tongue and it it was a three in two thousand eighteen. It's held up. Hey not bad. This was an original can from the has been sitting out in the garage for now. Maybe that's yes so yeah they don't know this is a new win. Four and a half percent. abc in ninety calories. barrel aged. blackberry cider seltzer. Ooh barely seltzer. So it's coming. So i wanted to ask you guys about that because you know now. The new thing and seltzer is higher. Abc seltzer like whitecloud has surged which is like eight percent. So so like people wanted shelters because they wanted low calorie low a. b. and they want something had low calories and wouldn't wouldn't make put on weight so now everybody's drinking seltzer. You're not getting drunk and so you want more alcohol. Look people right up to the microphone. Go ahead leinen lena. Speier let me help you out go to the aisle. That says vodka look at the very bottom to everything that is under ten dollars. Pick up one of those walk over to the isle where this there's this thing that says tonic and get the thing says diet tonic and walk up to the cash register and by the vodka. Tonic in you'll be way ahead on your path of being Wherever you are trying to get to a couple of limes myrick tropical drink like forty of these not even be halfway to a moment of great happiness and the thing is will even have fewer calories in it. so here's the problem that would require effort. you actually have to open the bottles. Let's so why call we can man so you know and it's got to be in the girls and i were just you know can't have no fun without the clause. Well you know like when girls get together the cause few if you wanna go for a flavor get the strawberry flavored vodka. Moving on number g. Emergency g. for god almighty god this is like grape soda. It's just nasty. God kindles faces larry. It's like what's that after. That is a white the after taste. Oh my gosh it almost almost tastes like it's burning the skin inside my mouth. And that's what. I'm tasting your kindle. Sits this is. This is a really bad piece of juicy fruit. Grace are first file. Wooh juicy fruit grape dom. Yep we can't okay. Legally we cannot go below one. So we're gonna go. Wow so this is short-sighted by mike clauses is the whitecloud raspberry which is five percent three previous wipe close. Just not holding up to quote. We will be back momentarily. Well come back every one. I things we do now for you guys. Just one of the few shows up like shot a video this sorry. I'm trying to get a cracker. Everybody on mir mike trying to wash his mouth out with crackers so ladies and gents thanks for holding on and hanging out with us. We are in the summer of questionable decisions. And this episode is rather. we're doing heart seltzer. Two point oh and we are now on h. We're in advance hara bad decision. Just stone water with alka-seltzer in it and a lot of very rarely. Yeah what carbonic acid carbonation by to you guys. I raised some micros in some craft. Your said that. I'm gonna say this is one of the craft ones. How probably wrong. But i'm not getting any real fruit and it's just like it's carbonated water with a kick with some flavorings pens. Yeah there's there's a hints of flavor here but you really. This is odd. You really got to search for it for like a sweet fruit Go with pineapple. he's looking for. he's searching researching. Yeah yeah limit. Women women pledge lemon lemon pledge if you're a fan of seltzer water okay if you're if you're a fan of mineralogy right then you're gonna dig this because this is very mineral -i with just the slightest hint of some fruit sort of i think for people that really enjoy drinking water and enjoying water. They may like this. I think that what. I mean people that drink this one. There should be a requirement that they have to wear a t shirt or hat that identifies them because their i q is so low. No void the people that would make a choice to drink this one. So you're saying people should have to taste this before they can get a driver's license. Yes i agree that her. Choose to live in arkansas. Either might so so you would not buy this negative. Could if you'd sell it quickly you get a bit flavor. There is no juggling. There's no cubing. There's nothing in kindle. You have a gas on the fruit. I i think it's lemon stick with pineapple. Okay so what are we. What are we rating this. I guess we're going wine. I guess we're going. Oh please wear t shirt if you choose. I want to see that big brilliant logo stamped on your forehead. And i'm doing this by giresse. Because i really love these guys. That was absolutely not. What i thought was funky. Buddha premium hard seltzer really grew in miami. Please grew from cane sugar with natural a friend of miami on her friends in denmark to see below orange flavor so lorries four and a half percent. Ab i was almost serious. Said it was a sweet fruit so well. Orange is a sweet fruit. Has i said that it was a craft so they used to be so. Hey look at me. i'm somebody that was not an all right. Let's move on to i. I can't believe that i've been now. This is kind of interesting okay. This is a flavor bomb. Wow this is kinda like fruits and spices herbs and spices. Kfc this is kfc. Yeah okay this says a lot of flavor to there's definitely a sour component to host a woody character. It's weird like how early seltzer was asking for it. I want that t shirt. I'm getting a margarita. Ish thing going on like that. Stick with lime fruit here yup. I'm in ginger ginger. But no i think you might be on something i could go with. Ginger no no. We don't miss. The the sweetness would be a lot more pronounced and this is not a sugar bomb. This is definitely like a watered down. Margarita mix a smooth as a child. Well you know what. I don't know that. I like this but it's interesting. Yeah i i can agree with that. I don't know if i'd wanna hold can of it. Which i think is a good sign overall because like a lot of these like there's not enough to really like it or hate it or whatever this one is actually got something that kind of challenges you you taste. And you're like. I want to understand more about this. No i don't i just wanna know. Can i get a real beverage. You know. I don't know i think monday. Give us four vodka. No i am going to hit you with some knowledge because this is go. No i kinda i kinda dig this because of the complexity of it like there's something this isn't just plain old seltzer with a little bit of some sort of using calling it today. I think the flavoring is natural. We'll give them that. This came from the earth. Yeah i would actually do that. I'm going to solid. We're going to rate this. A three. But i think this is a good solid three four if host it would have been a four unless it was someone who likely i have to say. This is the best of the flight of far so yeah. I think you're right this is. There's actually something going on with this. I'm really the. I'm really impressed. Because when i knew this one was in the lineup. I was kinda like Well we'll see how this goes but For those of you that are pop culture. There is a family that has some sort of reality show which i've never really watched. But evidently it's a thing and it's called the kardashians ray and one of the kardashian daughters or whatever has a makeup line and she's and she's with with a dude at some point. I don't know if she's still is but they have a kid right. Look at each other. We're she racism. There's a little bit of caitlin jenner bar so anyways there's can you take the daughter named kylie and kylie was i guess hooking up with the guy who is a rapper and his name was travis. Scott oh so fricking believe so. Travis scott came out with a seltzer call. Cacti and this is that it's made with our friends at ab inbev but it's not bad. Some a gov a spike seltzer. Now granted this is a little higher ed. Tv than what we've been tasting before this is seven percent ab so it's going to have a little bit more into it. But i'll tell you man that's not bad. No but this taste like it almost has like a kinda mez cow wannabe taste to it. It's not just a gob. A so i give him props for having something. That's hard seltzer. Never heard you insult an entire country in one fell swoop. This is very mess. Callard now close down from all the mess college. You know what you can use that as a base for cocktail you. Could you could and mike would drink it. He would go well. I don't know. I mean i think this is a little bit i with him. Can't pronounce walk correctly. I would end that to mean or exactly yup there. You go have one of these dave. I love me some oik. Secca number j. j. j. j. number day let the let the carville decision things. Pretty good actually smells like something clear. Don't know this is. This is the opposite of tastes better than it smells she. Yeah because it's smelled so it had it smelled like it had possibility does man. We return to the theme. This are wow. That was a really. Thank you travis. Scott for that one moment of nice you know like wow this is interesting and then it's back to back to reality crappo. Oh my god yeah. There's something weird with that one syrupy garbage. It says a syrupy like synthetic you know very sound like they went to flavor man and just couldn't figure it out. Someone made this on a three d. printer and somebody somebody was in the corner going. Do you like this. I love this. We really liked this now. We weren't in the room when you did that and you should have said no. This doesn't have any flavor to it at all. i'm thinking you're licking of say it's berry or a cherry a or just. He's not citrusy athlete. It's very sugar-laden and definitely a dark fruit like that Yeah i'm going to go. He know what's sad though is that i'm almost getting last runnings out of this. Yes something you have right clash of come on endured another sip of that up. I believe they call it dysentery. Yeah we're going to rate this. When i won one a lady you see this one. Oh man oh schneerson. Area corona hard seltzer spiked sparkling water sherry. I hope for that explains a live. Four point five percent. Ab bless ninety calories. Well at least it's got less colors. I mean that's the thing right. I guess i get the whole carryover. A branding component to something. That has nothing to do with that brand. It's like why would you call it. Bud light seltzer. Bud light beer. It's like though is it. My is bud light really a beer. I was using air quotes but the same thing is true with like krona here. Why would you take a beer brand. And then label it as something else. I mean it's like stopping by come down to the corona used car lot. Do you want to know. Why am i because frigging millennials. Okay they're ruining the frigging world and they don't want to drink a real beer. They wanna drink. Something made out of candy or something. That's water and it's got a little bit call us. I can still go running. After i drank it krona beers much is it's like a an event. Krona is the beach current is right. Oh mexican food event-specific line of things alive baby. It's like it's more like a brand as opposed to a beverage like a lifestyle. Yeah so i think if you're into corona of not four but hold on a second like we are beer lovers okay and we're banner connoisseurs and we like the finer things of beer right. Corona isn't necessarily that right. But if you're on a beach and you just want something quick and easy and accessible cronin going to be the same for you right so bronx or so. This is that version of that in seltzer. I mean i hear you. I mean i am i am i but because i have put away a few coronas on the beach i would prefer pacifico but You know you gotta go. Always got corona vodka. Is that is that. what's next. I mean maybe seriously. I just i don't get the branding decision. You know of stretching across something that it's not but i guarantee though like every so like there are a lot of people who like their buddies drink corona or they know the corona brand and they're like man i just want to get. I don't wanna drink beer. I wondering seltzer or like the skulls one perron towns harrison. One person drinks a beer in whoever's with them. I'm not saying boyfriend girlfriend. Because i'm not trying to get all that but they the one person i don't want beer. We'll about some seltzer. That's why they. Mrs where they go. Okay kate is case pink case cute progress strawberry. Yeah those my first reaction is another like strawberry soda. I'm still saying there's lime in who. Yeah there's some citrus thing hidden under this. I guess strawberry lime. I could see that. But it's it's powdery. Lemonade strawberry lemonade gonna go. 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590: Our Video Workflows

Mac Power Users

1:24:21 hr | 2 weeks ago

590: Our Video Workflows

"Mac power users episode five hundred ninety our video workflows. Hello and welcome back to mac power users. My name is stephen. hackett joined as always by my in yours. Mr david sparks a stephen. How are you today. I am doing really well david. How about you you know. A wbz scenes is a few weeks away. And i'm finding myself thinking about it a lot. I just want. I want better ipads software and wants a new mac hardware. I want all the things stephen and for me. Ww approaching a little bit like christmas approaching. Like what sort of things as apple than give us this year. That's right some of it. We may get now. Some of it may come in the fall depending on when you run the betas. Yeah yeah we all know if there's ipad stuff you're going to cave early down to one ipad. So that's scary right man. Oh an update on that so my daughter is two kids. One of them took my old the smaller ipad pro and the bigger one who has a very old ipad said dad when she has kids like she heard that i gave one to the other kid and she's like well i want your other old one the big one that was going to sell back to apple and That's why i was going to buy keyboard case. Because i had to give her mind with existing keyboard case she approached me and she said when i'd really like is one of the smaller ipad airs. I don't want that big monster ipad that you have. You should have told me because we can sell my big monster ipad for about the same cost as a new ipad pro a new ipad air. So that's fine. And and i'm like would you want the attached keyboard like no i haven't she has a like cliquey bluetooth. Keyboards boards mike. That worked out perfect. So i'm I'm selling the big one and buying an ipad air for her. And i'm keeping my old keyboard which i can use with my new white ipad. So it's all gonna work out. The air is great. Mary has one. it's fantastic. That was a little bit of a aside story there. it's okay i just. I knew it was going to be upset about my white keyboard and which has showed up. I returned it. Slapped a label on it it back without ever opening it. Yeah i just can't see them being easy to keep clean anyway. Wwe not too far away. And i'm excited about that. I'm super pumped. We'll be talking much more about that. Of course as we get there so stay tuned for all of that that fun stuff on more power users this week. I have some impressions of the m one. i mac. The new twenty four inch so looking forward to to sharing those. I've been spending some time with it. Finally got here after a long winding trip fedex. But just a teaser. It's it's pretty awesome the orange beauty. Do you have a name for it. No because if i don't wanna keep it right can't canada. Yeah okay. we're gonna talk about that and more power today. I guess one other bit of new apple gearless take a minute to talk about before we get into the meat of today's show new apple tv remote. I feel like as a public service. I need to tell the listeners if you are among many that does not like the apple. Tv remote and you have sixty dollars burning a hole in your pocket. This is an excellent use for it. It's really really good. We got hours. And is i took the remote just took it away. It's out here in my office. It'll go in a box somewhere. It's it really is great. The thing that surprised me the most Sued you think about this. It has the most delightfully clicky buttons. I've ever felt on a remote. Yeah feel they've kind of nailed that down now the thing i like about it. The most is a dedicated power in dedicated new button because teaching my kids. Because i have the re- we use apple. Tv is our primary interface and its input one on our tv. And i took me a while to teach them how to turn it off because my tv can turn off and on based on the apple tv. It's got that that ship in it or whatever they've got in these aren't brand new. Tv's i think most people have the disability but in the old system you had to like go to menu and press a button now you just press the power button on the remote and turns off so and then a mute button on the tv. Go figure i mean. I could never figure out why they never detect i'ma last version but it's very nice being able to mute it when a phone call comes in or something. Yup it's great and you can use it with your existing apple. Tv and you basically just pair it and you're you're off and running with it is so much better. It's really inferior hating how long we were stuck with the bad one. I liked it. And i'm going to buy a second one for the bedroom team because i was in tv in deadline. Quantitative daisy in a mike is am never like the new remote has ruined me and next month fund money is going to buy a second remote. They go so in addition to watching tv. My wife. and i have started this this project where we're going to disneyland and making videos and i think it's just something you know when your kids get older. Both of my kids are in college. Now and ask things clear up with cova. They're going to be you know out of the house so we wanted to do something together. We have all these friends that got divorced when their kids went away. And we like you know one of the things we wanna do is find projects we can do together in. This would be a fun one. But i'm suddenly finding myself Working on video workflows. Like i'm shooting for ks and final cut. Looking at different cameras. I learned a lot in the last couple months. We've been experimenting with his. I know you know even more. I thought it'd be fun to do. A show talking through video workflow flows kind of beyond just the basic iphone plus movie workflow and And share with the audience. Some of the stuff we know and have learned and honestly am demystify this because i feel like people in the audience that are intimidated by something. Like final cut. Should absolutely not be out. That i've used up a little bit. I realized that this is way easier than i thought it would be. Yeah i definitely want to talk about about foul co when we get there for that that reason it is. It's sort of amazing in logic or talked about. Is that their siblings. Because logic is intimidating even as someone who uses it several times so weak but final cuts fantastic. So let's talk through our video workflows You make a lot of youtube videos. You want to talk through that process a little bit. Yeah yeah. I would and this is something that when the pandemic came around i had to really focus on like the core parts of our business and so the youtube channel got put on pause but as this episode goes up there is one new video and a second one coming right behind it. So i'm sort of back in the saddle now after a year which feels great. Yeah for me. And maybe it's maybe it's my background is like before any of this. I was a rider. Is that i start with the script. Start with what. I want to say in a video and for me like picking the topic because i don't normally do on the five pixels youtube channel. I don't normally do. Mike news reaction to news. It's mostly like you know little eight to ten minute mini documentaries on this one computer right. It's pretty basically pretty much that i've branched out some and i continued to branch out but that's sort of the heart of it and so i start by thinking about the things that i want to get across about the topic and for whatever reason when i like sit down to write a piece on five hundred pixels about something. I don't outline. I was sort of like the kid in school. Where like you know. You're supposed to show your work because this show your outline and like turn it in with the paper i would write the paper and then like back. Fill the outline. Because i just don't it doesn't work for me riding for whatever reason why sure but in youtube land doing video i do start with an outline so i start with well you know. Why am i talking about this computer. What are the couple of specs. I want to talk about and i start matching those words with the shots or the things that i want to have on screen whether it be okay. This is going to be me talking to camera or this is going to be be role of this laptop opening as i talk about the hinge. Or you know me trying to plug in a usb port and getting frustrated you know what whatever it is and i sort of build up from an outline and eventually becomes a script with short paragraphs and sort of evolved from there. Yeah i think that makes sense i. I'm doing two different types of a video on youtube related. Mac sparky stuff is usually me. You know in my studio. And that is one workflow. Like i don't really script those out. But i outlined everything and i just kind of speak extemporaneously with the line in front of me. I find that when i script i just don't sound natural. It's hard for me to read the script naturally. But i do that and then the stuff we do. Disneyland is very much just running gun interest like okay. Say what's on your mind now. I mean the last one we put up. Daisy was talking about how she gets a powdered sugar on our feet when she'd been as i mean that's not something you script. Yeah but so. You know that. The prep i think does matter however yeah and and it depends on what the the content is right. If i'm talking about a powerbook from two thousand and two like. I have to write that. Because i can't keep those specs in my head and explain them clearly enough like i need to have them in front of me and we'll talk about how i actually have them in front of me when i when i'm talking but i totally get it and i think that's one reason and we'll get to this a little bit later as why i've taken to twitch for some video stuff for that sort of more off the cuff things you just discuss as it happened. And you produce a lot more invited pixels than i do as max sparky like a recent one. I've done with several months ago about a personal retreats pulling the note and you can like when we talk about our camera setups in our running it. That's a good example of me doing that and that was all extemporaneous that was not scripted video One thing i do plan on doing more of is. I'm adding some little animations or cartoons to them so you don't look on my face all the time. I don't want to be hostage video. And you do that with a lot of be role. But when i'm talking about personal retreats you know a shot of apple hinges gonna work as to what kind of retreat. You're taking david. Yeah that's true. That's true. Although i will say that i like this whole process and as i get more comfortable with final cut in some of the tools and as my house empties out. And it's you know my studio's right in the middle of our house right now. So it's it's a constant you know beehive but as people start going off to school and work. I think i will be able to shoot a lot more of that and produce a lot more as max bark as well. Yeah i think so. I mean that's one reason. I'm in the middle of expanding. My studio space is to have dedicated space for videos like as we're recording this. I'm working on the video. That's been out for a few days. It comes out. Time is very confusing. I have to. I mak set up on a table like in the middle of my tiny office and gonna have to like walk around them to go do anything and so. I'm looking forward to having some more space. That's a little bit more. I can walk in and start making something because right now it's like set it up and tear it down every time yeah okay. Let's talk about the recording process. And for me. I'm going to split it up. Because i have recording the max barking videos which is done in studio and under kind of a place i have a lot more control over versus the disneyland field guide videos which are literally shot. You know running around disneyland. Start with the. What do you like dedicated stations. Like you have an overhead cam setup. And you've got like how is. I can't really visualize it. Yeah so As we'll start with the overhead table. This is something that i built Couple of years ago. With my dad. And i will have a video. It's an older studio tour on my channel but it shows the overhead table and how it works so you can kind of see it but basically it means that i can. I can mount a camera looking straight down at a at the top of a desk in this case. It's a table that i bought for my kia and then drilled a bunch of holes in to build this. And it's just it's all built out of lumber and steel piping so i can move the camera to the front of the desk to the back of the desk and move it left to right and i can move up and down by sliding these components of of to buy so it's kind of like a sled and then i have really heavy duty clamps to hold everything down the when i have the camera where i want it in reality i probably could have done without the adjustability because basically i just always leave it in the same place but it is nice to get it out of the way. If i need desk somewhere else you can do this. Sort of thing with c. Stands or like you can get a tripod head swivels over ninety degrees you can do over had a few different ways but i wanted to weigh where i could have really consistent overhead shots of products. So if i'm unboxing something or a montjuich building something out of lego whatever it is i can have a really nice shot. That's from above Straight flat on the desk. That looks really good. And i have literally evenly and it was a bit of a challenge to figure out how to build it and make it work but in reality it's been such a huge addition to what i do. I absolutely love it. Yeah so a common theme with my little studio is it's you know it's a fancy know the room when you walk in most houses where people have a sofa and when guests come to get the intimates out right on the whole the whole thing y. Turn that into my studio. And so it's not a room that i can have like a big camera rig just sitting out all at twenty four hours and i definitely don't have room in that place for an overhead rig like you have but instead and putting the lincoln in the show notes now the I bought an overhead. Because i'm making a field guide and i guess that's something i share i. I've got a future field guy that has a lot more video of me and a lot more video of overhead and stuff like that. I'll tell you the title later but it's probably going to be the new year before that one releases But i've been shooting all this stuff. But i wanted a way to do it so i bought a thing. It was a couple hundred bucks at being h in it's like a metal rig that just kind of clamps bolts together that you can hang in l. Are off of an iphone off of. And i have a table i can set up and just put this over the top of an shoots great top down but the i guess the common threat of my studio is everything has to be broken down and put together. I don't have everything just sitting there the way you do. I think kind of gets in the way of actually making video but you know it is what it is. Yeah yeah this is a a great alternative to building something like i built and it looks really like sturdy and heavy so i guess if you put a heavy camera on it and you're using the desk like does it move any or is it not stable. It doesn't and if you have a desk that has a lip to the top. You can clamp the pieces down so it doesn't move at all. I the i put it on know. I've got this thing in my studio and it's on my website to in the studio tour. I call it. We call it the iron giant. But it's it's like a tool chest with a woodshop from home depot and it's got wheels on it and i keep it in my studio and and getting that from upstairs downstairs by the way when i had to move the studio with pandemic that was harrowing. Mike am i gonna stand behind this thing. We anyway. But but i put it on top of that and it doesn't have any lip so i used gaff tape and gaff tape everything down really tight when i set it up and then once i hang the camera in it. It's not going anywhere and it works. fine in. That room has a ton of light. So it's awesome. I so what. I need to do for for video. Shoot up in. My studio is have a lot of stuff. That's mumbled gear like i. When i shoot video. I have a normal tripod That i put the camera on. It's it's not like one on wheels or dali system or anything. It's just a tripod keep in a drawer. And when it's time to shoot video. I pull it out and i put the camera on the tripod. I've got a ring. Light that i put on a stand and a reflector. It just it takes me about fifteen minutes to set everything up and that was one of the things i needed to do. Was time myself to remind myself that in the time that i often spend just goofing around watching one youtube video i can be set up to shoot youtube video And i get it and it is with the ring light in particular. Those have been very popular during the pandemic because a lot of people of needed something like this. And if you're not familiar with this it's basically a basically a doughnut that lights up. They have various sizes Eighteen inch or sixteen inch twelve inches of different sizes depending on what you need and it gives you even lighting and the camera pokes through it and so you have even lighting on you or your subject and it really works. Well i have one of these. I also have a man multiple light kit but if you just need like one thing to get started a ring. Light is the way to go. Yeah and you can see it in my pupils. Yeah but we're gonna do it kind of makes a funny effect air but like it. It is what it is you know. Same thing is to really worry about. Oh what if you see glatt light refracted on my glasses i turn my head is like you know i just wear glasses. This is how this goes some of that stuff. Would you do. Is what camera do you shoot on when you shoot your video. Yes so i have the sony. A seven three. Which i think is what you have to isn't it. Yeah and it's great. The sony a line. I've been a fan of for a long time. I had a a seven or two before this day. Seven three is a little bit older now but it definitely does what i needed to do. The only thing. I wish it did was great. In four k suffice shoot high frame rate than to slow it down to make release smoothie motion It only does it. Intend eighty so. I borrow Like brother has the a newer version that could can do what i want to bar his for slow mo stuff and a have mounted on almost all the time is sony's twenty four to seventy f two point eight lens now. Some people will say oh you know you need a. You gotta have a fixed lens. You know you need something. That's not zoom. Look the twenty four to seventy is fantastic for my need is fantastic for the the amount of space. I have a small room. You know i can. I can back it up and be really wide twenty four millimeters or. I can punch in and i would say that like ninety eight percent of the stuff on my youtube channel. That's not shot. Just on iphone like a like an iphone vogg which i've done a few of its through this lens. Yeah i got myself an expensive lenses for this camera. I got a twenty four millimeter fixed lens with a. I think it's a one point. Four f stop in is like my baby such a great lens because with that lower f stop at allows me the blur the background which i think looks really nice in studio if you look at that Personal retreat video. I had the f. Stopped down pretty far for that one. And that gives you an example. What i can do with that lady. How the other reason. I like that lens is because i use it. I have a little like cage rig. I put on the a seven and then i use the road. was called it. My road microphone. I think it's the same when you have the road video. Mike pro shotgun. But i'm mounted on as you're looking at the camera on the right side of the camera offset by about inches. So what i do. Is i sit right in front of the microphone. And talk straight into that shock and mike and then the lens is just a little bit off to my left and i looked to my left but then at that that allows me to kind of put myself on the right side of the frame or the left side of how you look at it and then leave space so i'm not totally centered and i can like put other assets if i want behind me and i i get really good audio that way because i i'm with at twenty four millimeter lens i can get pretty close to it and And so that's kind of my. That's like my big thing. You know having everything. They're being able to get capture. Pretty good audio at the the the room i record in has amazing light. It's got skylights around it so it's like there's tons of light from every direction if i shoot at the right time of day But it also has bad audio because it's got a high ceiling so Being close to that microphone kinda helps offset that. I've used the the road video mike pro. I still have it. But i switched over to the road. Wireless go so it is a a wireless pack so you have a component on your camera running audio into your camera and you have this little box that you can use on. Its own clip. It to a shirt and is a wireless law. Or you can actually run a wireless law. Which is what. I do because it looks nicer and that has really been key for me. I've struggled with audio in my videos for a long time. Part of it is great for podcasting. But it's because i sit in a corner that's completely surrounded by foam and out like in the room is not quite as as good. And if you're back from the camera a little bit you know it really makes a difference and so with this law have been able to to basically to set it up and forget it because wherever i am in relation to the camera i'm going to sound the same It's also what i use to extremes if you've seen those and it's You know something else to charge which is a little bit annoying so basically like fun. I'm gonna shoot a video the night before making sure the sony batteries are charged. May make sure these microphone and it's receiver is charged. But it's worked out really well for me. I think i'm going to have to look into this. Because they came out with a new version. that has to microphones. Yes for the disney stuff we do. It'd be nice if we were both on a mike. I've got a whole bunch of camera questions for you about that part of my life. Let's get through the studio stuffers. I guess one thing that i do that you don't do. Is i do a little bit of teleprompter work. sure earlier. A lot of the videos. I do that are very tech heavy. It's is very helpful to have the script there and it is easy to sound robotic unlike your reading and i'm not saying i'm an expert at it by any means but the way that i do it is i have an ipad mini that runs an application called prompt smart pro. There's a bunch of teleprompter apps on the app store. This one was suggested to me by our friend. Quinn nelson because it is really really flexible. So you can. And it works pretty well. It's not perfect but it works pretty well. You can have it be speech recognized so it just moves the texts as you say it out loud but you can also control it like with an iphone off camera somewhere and it's It's worked really well for me. It takes practice. This takes practice but it gets the job done and the reason. I chose an ipad mini. And the reason that when i do it i make the texts as large as possible is so you don't see my is going right to left a bunch. 'cause i don't want to look like i'm reading writer and and again that was That was advice from quinn. Was like blow the up as big as it gets put on the smallest ipad. You have and that will really help in terms of the you're sort of bouncing is in your video. Yeah just the whole idea is just just remember to keep your eyes on that lens. S point pointed the glass. The other thing that i found very quickly need to do just remember to smile. The camera for a second or two before i started talking in smile for a second to after i stopped talking because it's very easy to be so glad you're done like immediately turn your head and then is very hard at the end of to make that work Always leave some room for editing. The other thing. I did once i figured out like okay. I've got this camera. And i'm going to try and use as michael now. You have me super curious about trying to love. Is i set up angles in the studio that i can shoot so like. I've got the one with the computer behind the at the one that can meter to the side of me. I've got one at the writing desk behind me We just hung a bunch of artwork in that room i can. I've got an angle there. I've got an angle across the desk. So i could be sitting looking at my monitor and looked to my right and see the cameras. So i'm definitely getting better at like finding those angles and with my pretty mobile setup is easy enough to to adjust for it as cool For for me. I don't have anything fixed but my idea was anything in the studio except for my desk basically could be a background and so sometimes i'm in front of the collection sometimes. I'm in front of the the foam on the wall. Sometimes i'm in front of the bookshelf. Just kind of depends on what i feel like that day and to try to rotate it. You know if. I've done a couple of videos. Where in front of the collection trying to change it up a little bit because it's the central room in our house like if behind me as i'm sitting at the computer is a staircase going upstairs that the angle. I don't really want sugar. And so i actually have a screen that i bought for the old studio. It's just like one of those japanese like rice paper screens and eight folds up. It's in the corner and is it also for zoom calls and like we we all use it when we wanna have like something where we're looking in the computer and we just don't want to have the background showroom so i use that for some shots to it just kind of depends on what i need but but i really feel Moving from Because i had my own studio in the house which was a that was great because it was isolated. I can go there. Any our record screen cast and do anything. I want and moving to the central room in the house which i had to do because of the pandemic. That was a downside. Because it's harder for me to record because it's gotta be at the hour when nobody is wandering around making noise and banging pots. But there's a lot of this new space i really like. I like being central in the house. I like the light of the room has great light. The coup six aren't as good. But it's really kind of caused me to rethink a whole bunch of ways. I do setups. And i think when all of this is over. I'm probably just going to stay in that space. I'm gonna leave the kids rooms for the kids that's interesting i kind of figured you go back but if it's working for you and it will be quieter when people are out of the house again so you kinda get rid of the downside that you have now i went through a whole bunch the because of the audio in the room and just being in the middle of everything there are some days. Trust me that. I really don't like having things going around on around me while i'm working. But you put those airpods pro on and you turn on noise cancelling and it you do kind of isolate yourself that way but i even considered one point building one of the studio sheds in the backyard. I could do that i. My dad was in construction. I feel like. I could probably put something together but then i realized no am wants. Everybody goes back to school and work. This house is going to be empty. Akin it's going to be mean the dog days so why spend all that money to do something like that and so i. I'm pretty happy with the situation and now figured out the camera angles. I haven't nailed audio yet. But like one of the reasons i did. The show was to pick your brain and one thing. I wanna look into some generally happy with the way get shot in studio this episode of the back. Power users is brought to you by text expand her from smile get twenty percents off just text expanded dot com slash podcast and tight more with less effort with tech expand. 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And let them know you heard about it at the max power users. Now you're doing twitch stuff and i'm doing disneyland stuff which is totally different way to capture capture video. You wanna talk through that a little bit. Yeah yeah so for my my twitch stuff really started with the saint jude fundraiser. We did last year. Because mike was going to be remote and then we had to. We didn't have to. But we decided to do more video stuff leading up to it and so kind of got into the world of twitch in a way that i haven't before honestly i still feel a little bit like a imposter on twitch can switch. Has this whole like community thing like it has its own personality is a site that i don't. I don't care about a lot of the stuff that you can do that. You can do on twitch but But it is a really good platform for live video livestreamed video and so to do this I ended up building a pc for it. There are tools on the mac to do video streaming like this. But in reality windows is better suited for especially. If you're doing window capture like need. Capture everything happening in this chrome tab or in this game it is It's way more robust on windows and so i'm using This this custom pc. That i built thou in itself was a lot of fun. I never built a pc. Before so i did all this research for weeks and weeks and weeks and talk to people and i called up my tech youtuber friends by k. And thinking about this and that what do you think. And over the course about a month. Got the partisan and And put it together and one of the keys to it was having multiple admi capture cards. And so these are pci cards that have hd reports on them but you run video into the computer with them and And so i've got a couple of those. They capture and four k. And i can bring video in from a camera into the pc setup scenes stream labs which is the software us and then send it out to twit. Yeah that's like thing and you've got a twitch tab on your channel where folks can go watch some of the old streams which i've been doing as we've been prepping for today's show and it seems like you've kind of you're pretty comfortable on camera and you've got a pretty good setup for this. Yeah i've i didn't realize this in the beginning but at taps into my love of doing live shows were like take mac powers on the road and you know go do it in a theater somewhere. We're gonna do that again. But oh yeah that's going to happen but we we got to. But it's it's sorta the same vibe and energy and i didn't really expect that but i sort of fallen into it i. I am pretty comfortable there for me. The idea was. I'm going to build this to be able to sit down. Hit a few buttons and be streaming. And so it's built at the overhead rig. Have an overhead camera and camera faces. Me and i have a third camera that i can use. If i'm somewhere else you need to show something else either. Handheld or on a tripod elsewhere. But they're all running over. Hd my right into the pc and stream labs if you haven't used software like this these tools let you bring in different video sources different audio sources can bring in my microphone or i can bring in music. Or if i'm playing a video on the stream itself i say hey. Pull this audio from quicktime and the video and routed out to the to the stream and it's really easy you can save scenes. Of course. I have a stream deck over there to change between scenes. And it's really really a lot easier than i thought it would have been to sort of build up your little collection of of different shots and different streams in the switch between them really easily is literally the push of a button and During lego builds and technical stuff often it looks really good to me. Thank you yeah. it's it has been a lot of fun and it's been It's been one of those things where it's not really work at the moment it is. I mean i'm doing things like i do at work. Like looking at computers or just talking about tech or whatever but for me it is purely in the hobby interest section so far like the channel onto. Which isn't monetize yet. And that's okay with me. Because it's i'm just doing it for fun at this point and it has slowly grown and it's been it's been a really different sort of category two plan and that's exactly what the disney thing for me. I i just wanted to do something different. I'm a nerd. I wanted to play with the technology around it. But i also feel like i have a lot to share daisy ahead had started co writing a book a field guide and then we decided that this would be way better with video. So we're just gonna make it one tiny bit at a time. you know we just. We did one when it reopened. We did one on may the fourth. We've been doing some screen casts on the app. You know we did one on recently downtown disney and we're gonna make these videos and as long as we keep making them. The the thing will continually evolve but it totally changes the video capture game for me and like one of my challenges for this project and one the reason i wanted to talk to you about it and the listeners is trying to figure out what makes more sense in terms of capturing video like i have the first generation osmo pocket which is great little like Camera it's a gimbal off of a drone basically touched to a little stick so you can carry it around and it's got a gimbal on it and it shoots decent video you know. But it's a very small sensor to sign a very big sensor. Yeah i've got an iphone. The takes great video. And i've got my fancy camera and super expensive lintz. And so the first video we did the reopening did with the osmo pocket which was perfectly fine. Video was very stable. And you can just pull it out of your pocket and start shooting with it. But it's also limited in the four k footage out of it is not super great. It's pretty grainy with that small thing you know. I'm not sure. I'm really happy with that. Whereas i bring the sony camera. And that's what i used for the star wars day. That's used for the one. We did in downtown disney and super creamy boca background. Blurry thing when you're talking to the camera really makes it easier more pleasant video but it is a massive camera like the heavy to carry it around all day. And i'm super panic that i'm going to like drop it as pulling it out of a bag. I mean this is this cameras like a significant investment for me. I've never spent that much money on the lens or a camera and the idea of carrying it around disneyland. Every time i go is pretty scary to me. I yeah i feel like it's only question of time before i break this lynn's and i just you watch a grown man weep at disneyland in a so i'm not sure what to do with cameras and I've been looking and doing research. There are like middle of the road. Cameras like And this one. That i has my eyes sony. Visi one hundred. I think is called which happens to be the camera. You use for your twig. Tell me about that. Yeah i've got a. I've got a couple of them and so if you're familiar with the sony arc's one hundred line. It's a compact camera. But it has a one inch sensor so you mentioned the osmo pocket. Most the time. Small camera has a small sensor that means it can be noisy in low light. It can mean that you don't necessarily get the sort of rich depth of field that you want even at low apertures. It's sort of limited in that range. The rx hundred was so revolutionary because it crammed a one at sensor in a camera that you can basically fit in cargo pocket like son jeans pocket. Probably but it's possible just about yeah and it was really a game changer. For a lot of people including me. I've had had several rx one hundreds over the years but it had some limitations in terms of what it could do for this sort of vlogging style type video one. The biggest one is that did not have a microphone input. It had its own. Mike built in but didn't have a jack to plug in an external microphone. And so if you wanted to use a law. Mike or shotgun mic. You were recording to something else and then singing it together while editing which is not difficult to do but it's another step and it's more expensive piece of equipment and so with zeevi one. Sony took the rx one hundred. They put it in a plastic body So it's a little bit cheaper and a lot lighter. Put a microphone. Jack in it made the camera. Excuse me made the the touchscreen on the back be able to flip out so you can see yourself if you're filming Which i can't do by the way my big rig which are just kind of wing it. Yeah yeah right. I mean the sony. A seven three just sort of toll to come out and it is. It's a small screen but it's enough to make sure you're not chopping off your head in the shot right there. You're all in frame. And they added a feature that You go in and turn it on. But it super fast autofocus. So if you're talking and hold a product in front of the camera it instantly focuses on that and you bring your hand down instantly focuses back on your is his tracking for focus. I already experienced that using the the a seven three. I call it the chiro problem. I wanted to show a chiro to the camera. And i could not get it to folk it. The woman would hit it spot on. I think it is really impressive for its size. It's about seven eight hundred bucks depending if you find it on sale somewhere so it's not cheap for a camera of size but for its capability. I've been super impressed with what it can pack into. Its small frame. Have experimented with like kind of the bulk of Has some sort of feature where it can. Kind of increase the blurring the background. Which i think really does improve the look of the videos. Yeah i have a little bit And it it does a nice job at that. I don't leave that on a but in the studio it's probably shooting at like two point eight. We know it will go down to f one point eight. and it's twenty four to seventy millimeter equivalent. So it's it's got a nice range on it as far as zoom shoots four. K thirty. Has hdmi outs arm. Running these cameras into my capture cards. And i'm not using the microphones on them. Because i'm using the law but if i shoot something vooc style i can wear lov and just take this camera with me and it's i signed a bad thing to say about it now i. I can't speak much about the battery life. Because when i'm streaming i have plugged into external power but i would imagine for what you're doing better life would be fine even if it's not the batteries are pretty lightweight so you could just have a second one in your pocket. Yeah so. I've been researching it. Because i am thinking about it. Father stays far away right. the The battery videos like one hour in the battery. Okay which isn't great but on amazon. You can get three batteries for twenty bucks. So that's that's probably not a jew. The main thing for me is. I just want to be able to get a little bit of that. Creamy background as walking around disneyland. And if i can do that without having to carry my precious camera yet i am really of something will happen. You know just the other day when we were act is atlanta i. I was using one of those peak designed bags at the side thing. You know the side pocket. And i had the camera my neck and i picked up the bag. Don't go to the next thing we were doing and i had forgot to zip it up in my water bowl just went flying now. Thinking would have my camera had been in the bag when i did that. Bad bad bad time. If i destroyed seven hundred dollars camera i would. I would feel bad if i destroyed like a sony. A seven three and my twenty four millions. I would honestly need therapy. That's a much more expensive accident. Yeah with this. You wouldn't even need to carry in a backpack even right you can just have it. Yeah it's true and that's the other problem is like stabilizations and great. You can't see the framing like a couple of the shots if you look at our vase and we don't have that many videos up yet. We're kind of new at this. But there's a couple of my head is chopped off because i didn't know it was being chopped off you know and the stabilization isn't that great and So i feel like being able to see you know what i'm shooting in and i can only have twenty four millimeter because i don't have enough money to buy like a bunch more lenses for and so this one actually does have zoom so i could zoom in on some things will. You're selling me on this camera for that. So so much lighter. Oh yeah. I hate carrying my sony. A seven three around. I feel like what a whiner like i remember when i used to work designed people were walking around with that big rig on their shoulder and they were like steven spielberg in a walking around. Disneyland with your video yeah. I'm looking picture a you and daisy right now. And you're run your vest. It'd go in that vest pocket and and you would never even know. Yeah that is almost enough reason there to go with it. And i think you should give it a shot. It's it's quite an impressive little attack all right so so now that you've spent more of my money The other things. I do when i when we shoot. Disney is i. I keep a little tripod. i don't carry a big tall tripod. you can't bring those in disneyland. But you cannot bring itself sticks. But i have a small tribe that carrying and i can put it on a trash can or a table or whatever you know austin man gave us that trick and there's a lot of video shoot like with that stuff you know just use a minimal tripod and i've been using that shotgun microphone but if i do try one of these lovelier Wireless ones i would buy. One has to mike's on it because they make version that has to remote packs And then daisy. And i could both be wearing my and then i wouldn't have to worry about audio. Yeah yeah i mean you. Just turn them all on they all stay sinked and pure just set and it's great because in final cut is just embedded in the clip. The other thing. I always make sure to do when we're at disney and we're doing the stuff for youtube as i should play a role and thus far have been doing it with the big camera. I just hold it really close to my body and spin released low and then there's some tricks we'll talk about final cut. That can help fix that. And the other thing i do is i take a lot of pictures. And that's another thing. I use as a trick and final cut because you can take pictures and add some motion to them in final cut. I guess this This little sony camera takes good pictures too. It does yes. It is not on par with the a seven three just because the lens and the everything is so much schaller but for of painting and final cut. It'd be more than good enough it. It'd be way better this using your phone camera for sure. And so the current rig is quite heavy but you know it sounds like i'm kind of a transition i would like to get it down to something that is much more pocketful and that way. I don't have to carry my big bag with me all day which does get kind of Kind of heavy. You know when you when you're walking. Because i do like twenty thousand steps when i go to disneyland like we never take the tram. We always walk. We always we're like let's go to exercise we're here and By the end of the day. I've done quite a few miles. This episode of mac power users is brought to you by our friends over at member. Full member is the easiest way to sell memberships to your audience used by the biggest creators on the web generate sustainable recurring income while diversifying your revenue stream every fem. We've been using member full for years and it's been a great tool. 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That's member full dot com. Go check it out and see what it can do for your business and your projects are thanks to member full for their support of this show and relax them okay so we collect all this video whether we're in studio or remote and i wanted to spend time talking about production. I was intimidated when a few months ago when we first started this project. I'm like i'm really good at screen flow and i can do almost anything in that up most of the video. That i've done for max sparky thus far has been in screen flow like even that Weekend retreat video. I processed that and screen flow under their four k work. Well but i thought you know. If i'm going to do actual video. I need to like us. Final cut so i went ahead and bought it and i'll tell you i have had a great experience. Learning final cut the last few months. This is not as bad as i thought it was gonna be in a final cuts history so interesting it started this big pro huge worked system and then they cut it down and then have added basically all those features back in a new way and for me. It's been. It's been years since i learned it but it's so it is so easy to use and now by the way apple offers a free trial so if you wanna check it out you're not on the hook for the hundred and fifty bucks or whatever. It is hundred bucks and it's like sort of best ease of use but you can still make it as complex. You need it to like that. I think is like something we do in the show right start simple and work our way up as we go the best apple software is that way and final cut maybe the best example of like if you just want to drag some clips in and have some transitions and maybe have a title or to an export it super easy but you can also do color correction and multi cam so you can have like the videos of done. Made people have seen them where. I'm blindfolded my wife. Mary has a bunch of ipods or a bunch of laptops and a half to identify them by feeling. We suit that actually onto cameras. And then i edit in final goodbye moving back and forth between the cameras depending on what's going on and you can just set that up and final cutting away. We're basically you're just clicking between the two when you want them something that seems really complicated. Like if i said. Hey we're gonna do a shoot with two or three cameras switch between them as we go. You're think oh my gosh. Like what must that work like. We'll final cut. It's really really easy. Yeah i am. In fact i was going to ask you about that workflow in particular. Because that's that's kind of on my list. Like why not when i shoot studio video at home set up an iphone or maybe a sony are z. One that you're going to make me buy or set up separate camera. And just so i can have an off face camera like one shooting at me from a different angle or whatever. I'm working on and then be able to combine them and so let's just i want i want you tell me how hard is that. What would you do to set that up. It's really really pretty easy. So you bring in footage from both cameras and they can be different formats even so if you record a one of your phone one or sony. It doesn't really matter in final cut. You create. what's called a multi cam clip. So all you do. is you. select the clips. So he's like okay. This is my twenty minutes of camera. A by twenty minutes. Kamer be slept them. You say. Hey this is a multi cam clip final cut them puts them together. They're still separate if you need them but creates a new clip with both cameras in it and then you go in and set up You're so the interface and final cut is completely customizable and one of the panels you can open as the multi cam selector and then you basically choose. I want this shot or the shot and you can. You can switch in between them now. The the key for this is the sinking and so like in those identifying by feel videos. I'm capturing audio. Like we. Both have microphones. But i'm also capturing audio with the cameras and so final cut uses that audio to sync everything up. I'll put a couple links in the show notes like it that really walk people through it. But that's really a about all there is you. Make sure that it has all the same audio so we can sync up and you t tell final these together and then you're just picking between them as you cut your project. Yeah nice well. I think one of the biggest barriers to final cut for me was the first run experience. And i think while i i in general. I'm very happy. With how user friendly final cut is i think library maintenance and just like general setup is actually difficult to wrap your head around because they have all these different layers of projects in when you set up a new project with. I got the library. And they got the project and they've got the event and all of those could mean the same thing and as a new user. It's not clear what it is. You're doing there right so you can have a library with multiple events on it and an event can have multiple projects inside of it and suddenly you get very confused if you don't know what you're doing it is. It is a little bit confusing. I would agree with you. That feels like sort of an old fashioned of a time. Gone past but once you get the hang of it. It's it's pretty quick and there's a really big final cut community so if you do run into issues only. Do you have apples resources. But you have folks that our friend tyler stolman who does videos on his youtube channel about final cut pro and things you should know. There's lots of great places you can learn much more about final cut if you run into a problem or hey. I'd like to do this. How do i do it. The answer's out there and and honestly usually like the multi camping. I was intimidated by that the first time i thought gosh this is going to be a real pain like oh this is super easy and mostly. That's what you'll find. And what i resolved in doing just have really a library for me as a project. I don't want to accumulate massive amounts of files on my drive for this stuff. Once i make one of these silly disney videos. I don't feel a burning need to keep all this archival data of four k raw pictures and all that so i have. I cried a library for each product of the may fourth thing was a library and the downtown disney thing was a library. And then i set up in the project Separate little projects or events for the types of footage captured into the be. Roll the daisy talking. David topping and i keep that kind of separated but i've really also started to use the The label the tags. What they call they call tags. Something else Yeah but but i use those and it makes it really easy to jump between them. And i did watch several tyler. Stolman videos this week and i wish i had watched them months ago. He said we'll put some of his videos. He did a recent one that where he actually dressed that library question and he answered it. The way. i've i've kind of evolved to do that. Made me feel good that he does it the same way. Yeah yeah that's how i do it. One video is one library and that's it create new library for everything. Would you do with all the data. I mean because like you as. I'm sure you shoot a lot of like four k video for game. Yeah yeah. I mean if i just go to major drive right now. It's it's a lot of stuff really what i've come to do. Because because the backup a second final cut copies or you can set it up to copy itself mindset up copies in your footage into this library file and if you right click on and find her you can go through there and see what's there But for me it's become too much to keep. And so i keep at least for a lot of my projects. I keep the final edited version. And i may keep the be roll. But i don't necessarily keep the library forever with all the edits and everything for me just a manned space management thing. I mean i've got. I'm coming up on a close to ninety videos on my youtube channel. And they're almost all four k and it really adds up quickly. So for instance. The i mac im- one video that that has gone up at as i'm speaking of not quite done with it but it's already sixty gigs. Where the stuff. And once i add the final b roll it may be eighty or ninety and that just very quickly gets out of hand. The other thing i learned is that That final cut creates its own cash file and it gets massive like a cash vile for a single video. Project can Turn into gigabytes. It's just nuts. How much it'll take as much space on your hard drive will give it and So i have come to the conclusion that i am not creating here like something that is for the ages. It's silly little videos. My wife and i make together. And once i render the final video out. Maybe i'll wait a week. And i'm going to just trash the whole library. I'm not again. I don't even think i know. I know the idea of beer like is like i should be role of the carousel disneyland. Theoretically i can use that in the future video but one of my thoughts about it and i know this is silly project for us but one of my thoughts about people watching is a lot of people watch these videos not because they wanna hear mayor daisy talk. They just wanna see disneyland. You're in the middle of kansas. And you just wanna see disneyland. But i think you want to see current disneyland. So musing year-old be role of the carousel doesn't make sense to me. So i think i'm just going to throw it all overboard and i'll keep the final is video and battle be that and the cash files in there too so i get rid of that massive cash at the same time. Yeah for a lot of my stuff. I still have the machines. And so if i need a random shot of detainees powerbook and i have my original from three years ago while like have it now that makes more sense and i don't want to necessarily repeat the same shot of that computer multiple videos now. If it's something that i'm filming maybe isn't mine like i did video on these. Stainless steel ipod. Shuffle and someone lint that to me for the video and so i kept all of that because there may be a point in the future i want something at. Don't have that on hand. So i can do it on a project by project. Basis an archive. Everything and certainly i archive lots of other things but the file sizes in especially with four k. Is just they get out of hand so quickly. It's not feasible for me to keep all that stuff and honestly i don't go back to that often anyways. Yeah and i shoot by the way we didn't talk about the i shoot for the youtube stuff. Everything four k twenty four frames per second that i don't know what have you decided on how you're gonna shoot that style. I shoot four k. Thirty I get twenty four and what movies and stuff are often in. But i think on youtube thirty looks a little bit better. And so i i work in thirty just for me. It's like that's the minimum viable and mike harris. I like the little pocket camera can shoot twenty four four. That's kind of it. Shows the some tricks. I learned using final. Cut that I would recommend Is sort in favorite b-roll like if you're going to do a family video you take some b. roll. Let's say take your family on vacation to disneyland and you should pictures of the castle or whatever Go through an favorite and cut the clips that you want to use it be role at the beginning and that way you can filter for that for favorites and it makes it so much easier. I try to do that manually. And then actually got that tip from tyler stolman and it really helps another really good tip. If you're working in final cut is the ken burns. Effect is very effective. And i don't think there's artificial intelligence involved but it does a really good job of of by default setting up. Ken burns photos cycle. You're shooting family video and you want to add a picture of something you want to picture to have some motion to it. All you have to do is hit the crop. And then kim burns button and then automatically does it for you but you can also change the way it looks if you want and that gives motion to limit is i mean i d do that very often in your video and i think he usually is video for everything to yeah. I try to use video for everything but there are occasions where i need like an apple press photo and so sometimes i'll add a little burns just to have some movement to it but i try to like if i'm princeton his i mac video some painting shots of you. Know from the side of the the mack. That's all video. That's not a photo that. I've ken burns but it is. It is pretty nice and again something like well. How would i set. It were to start in. we'll follow it. Makes it really easy because there is a green overlay in a red overlay and you say. Green is the beginning reds the end and he said i want this. I've got this photo on the left side. And i wanna move to the right you to arrange boxes where you want them. It's not like you're not like programming. Key frames or anything. You're just setting the starting point and final cut just moves between them. I agree and it's just really easy. And you can set the length just by dragging it cut is very when you make changes to your timeline. Like moves. Thanks for you or Inserted in between things. It just seems to know what i want to do with the way. I drag a clip into the timeline. And i haven't really studied the nuances of this. But it like. I said it's like whoever made this application. Obviously uses it a lot and they what would be the best behavior if he drags piece of video and he holds it right between two other clips. Well that probably means he wants me to move everything to the right and drop this in the middle and that's what it does. Its assumptions about your intentions or almost always correct for me too. I've always been impressed by that. Final cut gain something logic. It's quote unquote sibling. Which is really made very different group with an apple. Doesn't have any idea of right. Who's gonna plop an override. Whatever you did but found okay. We'll move things out of the way and things will shuffler out for you. And the other thing i like about. It is like the really heavy pro tools in there All have a basic setting where you can just say do stabilization or do color correction and do your best job. Assumed that i'm an idiot. You're pretty smart programme. Do the best job you can with this and for people like me. It does a really good job. You know stabilization is one. That really stands out for me. I can't get over how impressive the stabilization tools are like when you shoot video and you're walking around at a birthday party or if you're mean you're trying to be a wannabe youtuber disneyland. Everything's a little gigli. Sometimes it's hard not to 'cause you don't have like a steady cam or a big rig to put it on but in final cut there's a button issa stabilization and. There's a dial you can turn it up as much as you want or as little and it processes it right on chip at this may be an am one thing but that stabilization processing is so fast that it's like you don't even think about you. Just click the box and set the dial in it's done. That was one particular element of final cut. That i notice got much better. When i'm from an i mac pro to a mac pro where the stabilization happens really really quickly and like you said most of the time the defaults are good enough for what i'm doing right like i don't know enough or really need to know enough to get in there and find tune in like do all these little knobs his little numbers phonics defaulter really good most of the time and even things like basic color correction which i know a little bit about and i do a touch my videos but for me i can just make very simple adjustments but then if you wanna do completely like pro level changes that just available to you as well all on the same program exactly and like the b roll stuff which i think is something that is huge in. Everybody should be doing if you're shooting video weather. It's just for your family or for for production distribution but having be role in your video makes it so much better but a lot of us don't have like a glide rack or the the fancy things that you know. Video professionals used to make really nice biro. Instead we're just holding our camera next to our body and turning slowly and when you take that be roll into final cut new apply stabilization to it. It looks pretty damn close to the stuff. People are getting with very fancy rigs in my mind. Yeah agreed. I mean a lot of the like if you look at the may fourth video week did. There's a ton of b-roll in there. And i didn't have it on a trash can i would just. There was nothing there for me to use for most of it except me just holding the camera next to my body and moving slowly and then going back and applying a stabilization now does get a little smaller. So if you think you're going to be stabilizing later shoot wider than you think you need and then when you cut some stuff out it doesn't matter. Yeah you're gonna lose a little bit of the edges The other thing you can do to make that a little bit easier is to shoot in a higher frame rate again. you may lose resolutions. You need to see what your particular camera does. But if you are gonna edit in thirty fps and you can shoot and sixty. Well then you can slow it down by half and really help smooth things out that way as well with this camera that you're tempe me with his the four k high high frame rate it gets. I don't know off the top of my head. i think. I think it will do sixty. But i'm sure it won't go higher than that. Yeah sure the color correction stuff in final cut is another thing that i think is a massive improvement over i movie press one button and it does makes things. Look a little nicer. I'm just kind of shocked at how easy has been for me to become a final cut user. I wish i had started earlier. I mean we've had guests on the show that talk about it. And but i just never really dug in deep which you need as always the case as a project. Now that we're doing this disney thing. I have a project. Let's talk about audio for a minute in final cut. I think that's one thing that's kinda fun the so like if you have barrel you can always remove the audio. There's literally align with the attach way form that just drags down By the way. One thing i do like about final cut over screen flow is that final cut. Seems to one hundred percent of the time accurately render the way form for the audio. I don't know why that's so hard. But there's a lot of audio apps that don't reliably render that way for him. And it's a huge problem for me like with screen flow because i code all my screen blow stuff like if i do if i want to say the audio again i'll click my tongue once and then i can see it in the way form where i know where to make the edit but if the way form isn't reliably rendered sometimes nfl just randomly put away form from a different clip under a clip. Oh now yeah. It's not good. You know but you can get it to like to get it to come back. You have to delete the clip and then hit commands e after a few seconds in properly reynders. I don't really know it must be a bug but it's been there for years and you know when you can't reliably trust that way for him it makes the edit a lot harder 'cause With with the final cut you literally. Just look in the timeline. You know exactly. Where the where the eta pointer. But the other thing. That's really cool is we've been doing on the back of these videos if you watch any of the as we shoot in park I get music. And then i wanted to do ducking in final cut and the first video. I didn't manually. Inducting is the idea of like. You don't want loud music and loud voices at the same time and a lot of people. Don't get this right if you watch A lot of amateur video. They'll be talking but they'll have music playing at full volume behind them. And then you're competing to try and hear their voice over the music and it's really difficult as a as someone consuming. That seduction is the idea that you have music playing. But when you're talking. The music goes down. And the way. I had done this. I mean i use final cut in the past but not not like i'm using it now and the white always done it before. Is you actually go on the time line and you add markers and you manually set the markers so you know the music allowed right up until you start talking then it goes down and then it comes back up at the end but they have this thing called the range tool and i don't know when they added it. But it's like an alternate to the cursor and you just it in the timeline from you know before you start to before you and and you make one slider adjustment and it adds the duck and for you and does everything automatically. It's like magic. That sounds way better than the way i've been doing it. So i'm gonna check that out you find the range toolman. Yeah that's great. What are you using for that music because you know and you gotta be careful with a copyrighted music. I don't wanna get in trouble. There's a bunch of different services out there. I ended up. I looked a couple ended up subscribing to epidemic sound. Yeah me too a really. That's funny yes fifteen bucks a month for the license i need. I mean we don't make any money off of this. It's just a fun thing. But i'm willing to spend fifteen bucks a month to have good music videos and what i like about it is. You can search their library by mood. Like a lot of them. I just want like happy music or at disneyland right. And there's a ton of different options out there. They have some with vocals. Some without and They make it really easy. You actually give them your youtube channel name when you sign up for it. So apparently they tell youtube that stuff from our libraries. Okay on this channel. I don't know but i've never had a problem. I use it to one neat thing about it. Is you can download what they call stems. And so you can download the whole track or you could say. Hey actually just want the instruments in the melody. i don't want the percussion in depending on the song and john or are there different types of stems and so you get the track with just those parts of it and so if you have a longer video and use the same music but sort of in different flavors you can do that or the you really liked the track but you think the the basis distracting get all the other stems in line mall up and just. Don't have the the base stem. So that is a pretty cool feature of epidemic sound and i think some other sites have similar things but epidemic makes it really easy and yet. It's what i've used for a couple of years now and i just i pay the subscription and i can use as much as i want and it's all safe and sound with youtube a copyright machine. I wish i had asked you. Because i spent a couple hours trying to figure out which one i wanted. I should've just had message now. We've saved other people from it. They go overall i. I'm enjoying this this process and learning new things with technology and It's been a fun for me. The learning curve is massively steep right now because there's new things to learn on each one but even after just doing four or five of these. It's already turning into a process that that is like much faster for me and what you learn like for me. I'm not putting pretty simple videos together. And so i don't need a lot of the stuff and final cut but as my needs grow i can add one or two things to my tool belt as i go and final cuts great for that. Because if you don't need a certain it tool utility you can basically just hide it. It's gone you know. Yeah as amac power user. I want to start adding a keyboard and more kind of automation friendly Stuff to the application. I'm not happy enough just to figure out how it's working and then just keep doing it. You know with a lot of mouse clicks and stuff. I want to make it faster and more. You know like any app i use. I wanna make it just run quicker and and know. Follow my thoughts as quickly as possible. And i think i need to look into keyboard. Shortcuts keyboard mapping for the stuff. I do a ripple deletes. We didn't mention that during the show. But i use them in screen flow and i use them and final cut. And that's the idea that you you just you know. Delete a segment and then pull everything together and in final cut you do that with command brackets. That's the way actually the way i've been doing at least i don't know how you do it Yeah same same. Deal and yeah. That's fantastic so you don't have to move to the rest of the timeline. It just sort of closes up on own. I know we've got listeners. That are like super high-end photographers and powers. In fact i heard from a couple of my start doing this channel giving me advice. I don't think we gave them anything today. I wanna give everybody something every episode. But i also think that we've had a lot of listeners that haven't even got beyond dipping their toe with something like final cut. And i would recommend you look into it because never has the gear been less expensive to make really nice quality video. I mean the led lights out you can get off. Amazon are like sixty dollars in a this camera. That stevens trying to talk me into his. It's expensive at six or seven hundred dollars. I don't know but it's way less expensive than what a decent video camera used to cost by leaps and bounds and and even final cut. I mean i think he used to be like thousands of dollars to buy the final cut software and now it's just a couple hundred dollars. So there's there's a lot of good reasons to try and play with this stuff. If you're a nerd and you don't even have start with a camera. I mean the is gone to a point where you can shoot amazing looking and sounding stuff with just sort of a raw iphone and bringing in the final cut and it does the hdr stuff that you need it to and you know. I like with these big cameras. Give me the tools. That i have what i can do with them. But they're by no means necessary. In fact the. I think to go back. And look. But i think two of the three of the stephen touch things playlist and my youtube channel. I think to the three were shot completely on iphones and it looks fine. Looks great your the only reason. I'm not using an iphone to do all of this. Is i really just want that. Fuzzy background and i want a little. I mean the iphone is a little noisy. And it's a very small sensor. And i think i'm willing to spend some money to To improve that but at some point of the iphone guy good enough like we had portrait mode in video. That would be tempting. Looked into some people are actually doing portrait mode and video by doing a screen recording on their iphone. Like you said at the screen recording turn off all the ui stuff you can and then you crop it just into the display as you are like setting up a shot and he'd treat that but it's it's pretty hacky and honestly you know portrait mode is not the same as in as a one point eight f. Stop lens yeah. Phones have a ways to go before they get there. Yeah but if it wasn't for that. I feel like in general. I mean it's a very stable video and it's in your pocket already. That's that's pretty nice This episode of mac power users is brought to you by parallel from relay. Fm if you like the show. There's a good chance of going to like parallel. Accessibility tech has come a long way in the past few years. Just look at. What apple announces coming to the apple. Watch later this year with single hand. 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Just watch everything tyler salman. Does i think the other thing too that. I've really really helped me over. The years is really trying to understand. Like what you like. What you want to make and so i really kinda had this thing. When i started my youtube channel. I really wanna Shoot and like make projects would have in the style of someone like him kbc. Now i'm not shooting an ak reds but you know i'm talking to camera i have clever b. roll and it's sort of serious like he's talking to the camera he's explaining things and i still do a lot of videos like that but also ended. I really kind of enjoy. This video is weird and like probably not that helpful. If you're trying to buy mak. But i was like well. What if what if a do directly compare an orange. I mak g three to an orange. And when i mac like and in the video there's this joke on the scoreboard of like the comparison. No one asked for you know so for me. It's much more about making the things. I want to make and then figuring the tools out to let me do that. And guys like tyler stolman just eat has some final cut to to'real stuff on her channel. It's also really good. I think that's maybe where. I saw the multi cam thing the first time. I think she did that notorious. Like oh that's that's cool and sort of you know stick in your back pocket and win a project demand something then you can. You can work on it. Yeah no it's fun. And like i said any time i get to learn something new about tech that pushes my buttons so i. I'm really having a great time with it. I'm very curious to see what happens with this kind of videos. Will i be able to make after doing this for six months or a year and this is a hobby project from miami. I don't make any money for it so it's like we're just doing it in our hours but i mean i would rather do something like this. Then watch a movie. So that's just my that's my thing you know so it's gonna be really fun making them and i do appreciate your help yeah. I'm enjoying watching them you now. I'm one of those people's like as wanna see some disneyland. I mean that that's kind of what motivated me was during the pandemic. We were watching a lot of those videos from people back when it was open and a lot of them. I felt like we're just goofy people that didn't really even understand zealand things that i knew weren't true and having worked there in daisy work there and gone. I felt like we have something we could share. But i think the star of these videos really needs to be the park. Not us yeah. Lots of b-roll. No it's cool because it gives you a real feel for it and you can kind of pick yourself there. Yeah that's the goal cool. Well that about does it for video workflows. At least at this point. Stephen and i are still both works in progress on this Wanted thank our sponsors today. 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567: The M1 Honeymoon Continues

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567: The M1 Honeymoon Continues

"Mac power users episode five hundred sixty seven. The m one honeymoon continues. Hello everyone this. Is david sparkes. I am joined today by my co host. Mr stephen hackett. How are you today stephen. I'm david how're you. i am doing. Well thank you. Were didn't holiday season. It's a weird year. We'll talk about that at the The more power users part later. But it's a weird year but at the same time holidays always make me happy. I love having the tree up in the house. I love playing christmas music. I fall in for all the tropes. Have a lot of questions right off the bat artificial or real natural tree artificial baby california saying i can't breathe in the house of. There's a cedar tree slowly dying in the living room. Yeah i like the smell of a real tree. But i same thing in in where i live. If you get a real tree they fold up like an umbrella about halfway week or two india right and then you just worry that it's going to catch on fire and burn your house down so which is bad for the holidays. Yeah exactly okay next question. When is the right time to put up the christmas tree. Like the over tradition for when it goes up we we really don't because it's it's a question of scheduling If i had my way it would be at at the latest the day after thanksgiving. Okay so we do ours. The the weekend after thanksgiving usually the sunday and artificial and we got young kids so the ornaments are like stuff. They've made stuff our childhoods. There's no theme to our christmas tree. For longtime i tried just to do like kind of just have white lights and then whatever ornaments who went on that but of course i lose that conversation so we have multicolored lights different sizes. It's it's chaos but it's fun chaos. it's great anarchy. We have And this started with my mom. Literally every ornament on my tree means something We don't just buy a box of round ornaments. Yeah but every time we go on vacation we buy ornament and every time one of the kids does something special you know will buy an ornament and you know i have an ornament on one of my ornaments tree. Is the name tag. You gave me at the relay. Meet up like five years ago. The one the laser cut wood one. Yeah so when we look at our tree it's like every ornament has a story to tell it's just wonderful nine right here. I keep a little foley work. This is a feedback. Episode is just gonna get weird. Okay i'm gonna do a little fully work here. I'm gonna roll over here. Oh my headphones heavens out. So i keep all of my name tax and things they are. I hear them. They all just hang up there on the wall next to my desk. Well that one was so good looking. I turned it into a christmas ornament but anyway enough of that i just love having and the good news is. We have a puppy this year. She has no interest in the tree the ornaments or the packages which i thought was going to be a problem. I had a strategy. If she was going to go after the tree. I was gonna just park the vacuum cleaner in front of it is. She hates that. So much. That i'm thinking she'd probably stay away but i didn't do that so that's good. It's good all right Feedback episode before we start paperless field. Guide is going gangbusters. Thanks everyone for your support. And i've had a bunch of really nice email and comments from folks who got it in are digging in on their paperless system One of the listeners wrote in his company is now using the maximum field. Paperless field guide to go paperless. And i love that so just check it out everybody over at the learn dot max dot com that then introductory price is still there for another week or so so if you want to get the discount go get it but thanks everyone for the support it really. I really appreciate it at school. It was neat to see people in lines like. Oh this was my introduction to david and the next power users now it's now it's back and updated for the new decade so but we're talking about back today and i thought the with everything that's happened the upheaval in the mac line We should start by. Just maybe doing a check in now that we've been using these m. one max for a while. Yeah so Like i shared. I bought my wife a macbook air. She is absolutely loving it. Silent battery ruins all day cheeses using microsoft teams video conferencing all day. She teaches in the public schools but teaches from home. And that's been that's been really going. Well and i was so impressed with it ended up with the thirteen inch macbook pro and selling my sixteen inch and the smaller screen size has taken some getting used to but if you're on the fence about the macbook pro versus the air. I'll say a couple of things one like the only time i've heard the fan is when i was trans. Coding to streams of four k video and each stream was about twenty minutes long and after a few minutes. I heard it but thou his debbie expected and the battery. Life's really good I think it's a little bit better than the air apple. Says it is and sort of like anecdotally around my house. It seems like the pros and be a little bit better than the air. But i think performance wise. Unless you're doing this big long sustained things like we said the map areas so so good. I don't think there's a really compelling reason to move up to the mac pro unless you just want the touch bar which a lot of people do or you want Kind of a better sense of longer sustained operations without being a slow down. But i think hands down the best mac to buy right now. Is that in one medicare. Yeah i mean. I really think that the m one and the mac book air were really made for each other. I have a little bit of tale of woe with my m one macbook. No yeah about a week. After we recorded the show on the release of the macbook and i got mine. Mine started acting up. It was There was something going on in the boot process. And when i would go to boot it up it would freese. i couldn't get it to the startup screen. And i'm not sure if it's maybe some software installed i do. Install some beta software or. I don't know if it's a hardware problem. But i couldn't even troubleshoot it because i couldn't get to the actual operating system and this happened just kind of suddenly. I called apple support and they thought it was a hardware problem. But then i said well can i just nuke and pave it. And they're like no. You can't because this is so new. We don't really have the new pave procedure because the whole thing is like the t two is now integrated into the chip so actually nuking and paving when these is actually a little bit harrowing right now. I think the as i found out spoke about that on on connected where i had to like. Go through this big dance with support. Page to pave one. It's definitely early days. Yeah well either way they. They were convinced. It was hardware. And i was really sad because i had my beautiful macbook air and i had started using it and i was really high excited and i said okay. Well can i bring it in to get checked out. And they said there are no appointments available and lemon southern california. There's a lot of stories. I'll be willing to drive and there's like no. There's just no appointments available in southern california call back in a week and You know and then we'll try and get you a priority but the give it a week and i was like. I was really disappointed in apple. Come on man. I just bought this thousand dollar computer. I just wanna get it working so That that was the same day that i got the call. Pick up my mac pro from the shop. And i had dropped it off at a local apple store and they had finished it so i decided rather than wait a week and try and get an appointment. I'm just gonna return this because it's in the window and it's not working and you know i just felt like it'd be easier. Just return it and get a new one. You know and So i went into the store. I returned it. There was no problem. They they didn't have an issue with it and I said do you have any in stock. You know because. I decided that i was going to get one that i wanted to have one steven. Yeah i understand. And and they said yeah we only have the macbook pros. So i i bought the five twelve gigabyte Thirteen inch macro with 'em one in it and And i said well. I in my head. I'm thinking this might just be a loner. because then i'll order the one that i really want. And the intention was to order another macbook air but they use this macbook pro for a few days. And i'm like you know what i really like this and you never hear the fan. I mean the reason. I i really liked the mac areas. I wanted to use it families. But you never hear the fan on this thing so went and ordered a a souped up macbook pro. And i'm still using this temp one but then the new one arrives tomorrow and it's a it's a long tale of woe. I didn't really wanna get into it on the show. But how you know it's mac power users i gotta tell you guys everything and So i am now on my second in one. And i'll be on my third one tomorrow. People say i have the problem. I didn't expect it to break man. Yeah no that's that's that stinks and you know there are a lot of people who sort of live by the the wisdom of don't get i jin hardware hailing well my to or mac pro and in one mafraq pro. So i don't really subscribe to that clearly but this can happen. But i think that's just luck of the draw and you know. I don't think there's anything widespread with these things. I don't think people out there. Listen to this fear that something bad is going to happen if they buy one. But it's just how it goes. Sometimes and i don't i don't think i'm not trying to start a mac book air gay tear. Something went wrong and it could have been me. Because like i said i saw up and it did work for a few days but the either way So i decided to stick with the mac book pro Actually do like the touch bar. You and i both blog posts about it in the last couple of weeks of what we're doing with our touch bars and ice decide you know what i'm just gonna keep it so i I have been getting though because there's a big question about these ones. How much ram do you get. I have been getting out of ram errors. So i think you some screen screenshots. Just you know. I use a lot of apps and a lot of them are memory heavy and a gigabytes. Apparently isn't enough for me. It's a bummer. So what happens when you hit one of those errors. Judas it leads you to quit an application. Or what is that. look like. It puts up a dialog box in shows you what the ram usage is for each app and gives you the amish opportunity to to throw you overboard. Okay and you know. I like iran obsidian. Which is you know an electronic up. I've been doing a lot of experiments lately with male made and some other apps and just you know for a lot of reasons. I am ram heavy on my mac so the the one i ordered it has sixteen gigabytes of ram and a slightly increased. Hard drive so good when the new arrives in honestly i. The thirteen inch went Into my computer is fine. I like the size and the portability of it I mean these are famous last words. But this in one. Mac i could end up keeping this one quite a while so perfect for what i need said. No it's a fantastic machine and like you said this. I keep coming back to it because every time i think about it i chuckle. These are the slowest ones. Yeah and like we are going to hear maybe six months or a year about a new sixteen inch him. Something mac book. That's going to be even faster and have a big screen. I'm not sure that i would siren. Song would call out to me. This one is create for everything. I'm doing on it If they made a touchscreen one or they like brought some of the other hardware innovation like face ideas and stuff. That would be tempting to me but overall this is a really nice computer into and i'm really happy with it And the thing. That's crazy about apple. Silicon is how quickly you adapt to it like. I still work a lot on my mac pro and like app opening times window render times. There's all sorts of little tiny things that feel like paper cuts now. That never did like damage. The mac wreck me. That's how they get you. The mcbrayer came in and Swept the everything else off its feet. Yeah it's crazy but it's still exciting just thinking about this. What's going to happen over the next couple years. I i honestly for as a nerd but also for the show. I just can't wait to go on this journey to see what we have. Yeah it's such a rare time that we get to go through one of these and it's it's such a an exciting time. I totally agree next week. We're gonna do. We did it last year too. I guess is now are a tradition. Where we're gonna talk about a little bit about the previous year. What we're looking forward to in the next year sort of in in our sphere. I think a lot of that episode is going to be about what in the world is coming next to that basilica. Yeah i have a question. I want you to think about between now and next week is how many m one ships are going to get before. There's an mtc chip you know. How many iterations do we get. Yes i do. I do have a theory about that so we can talk about that. What you mentioned something that. I wanted to touch on about agreeing the ssd in the memory. We've talked about this before people asking. What should i prioritize my budget. When i buy a new mac. And i think for a long time the two of us have said you know storage first and then and then memory and then if you want to upgrade the cpr gpu or have a need to do that last and now that's even simpler because at least with the current apple silicon macs and we don't know what can happen in the higher end. Maybe there will be different. Tiers of five k. i. Macaroni different clock speeds. We just don't know what they're gonna do but for now the only option is seven versus core. Gpu on the macbook air. Which i don't think matters at all. I don't think there's any real reason to to do the eight unless you just want to. But i still think it's storage and then and then memory but What do you think is is your thought changed on that using this eight gigabyte model yet really if you are listening to the mac power users. There's a really good chance you're going to have the same problem. I have with the memory limitation. So rather than i want to prioritize more. Almost think it's an and but we get so much e mail from listeners. Talking about max that they've bought that they are not that there are no longer useful to them. Not because the mac is no longer working but because they the storage problem you know they just didn't get enough storage and it's a complete pain in the neck to carry around an extra drive or do whatever you have to do to get enough storage And then with this with this generation i feel like eight gigabytes of ram. It may not be enough for you. So my wife's computer is an gigabyte With seven graphic. Core and one. Mac book air. And it's fine. She does browsers just email. You know she does basic stuff. But if you're doing like producing things even like as a lot of word processing and stuff like that i i feel like you wanna get sixteen gigabytes so i would recommend if you want. A computer is going to last a long time doing both. It's easy to spend other people's money isn't it. Oh it's great But i think you're probably right. I think that with these new systems It's gonna be. That memory is gonna be an important factor and on one hand that may get better over time as we rely on reserva less and less as apps become native. But i think they're sort of two sides of a coin now and and if it means you know waiting another month so can go from eight to sixteen gigs of memory. I think that's a reasonable tradeoff. Yeah i think there's a couple of different people buying any some people are saying. I just wanna get one because the m one and i wanna play with it but ultimately my knees or something bigger or different men. They're buying the entry level macbook air just to have one to goof off with with the idea that they're going to sell it at some time in the future. Sure and that's fine. Just get a stock one. You're good you'll get the experience but then there's a lot of people you know Probably the smarter. 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I need to see this and she did. And these bookmarks are the best organize most curated list of bookmarks. I have ever seen. And i'm not exaggerating. She's also play into the crowd a little bit because The bookmark folder. We saw a bunch of apple history stuff so she knew she knew who is going to be. That's right yeah know. It's it is a super well organized. It does make me kind of wish that organizing bookmarks and safari was. Maybe a little bit easier. I spent some time in in that view. In preparation of the show is kind of looking through my own bookmarks and filling. It could be a little bit easier like edit the name and you got to right click a bunch of stuff and if you click to quick and opens the tab that sort of thing But one thing. I definitely want to make sure people know about is the trick in safari to any folder. There's an open in new tabs. At the bottom of the view. So for instance when i catch up relays bookkeeping. I have like our bank. The invoicing system ad tracking system couple of other websites just in a folder. And i can open that whole folder. All at once and so i get all of those whatever it is five. Six seven tabs opened all at once and i use this feature in safari countless times a week. Yeah well i mean. I do think that like brennan kind of opened. My eyes to the idea of bookmarks is like a bookshelf for the internet. Kind of thing where anything that's important to her on the internet is very quickly accessible through a hierarchical set of bookmarks and it was definitely a lot of effort. Put into this. But i think if you want to reference things often. This is a pretty efficient way to do that. He absolutely the other advantages. If you're using something like alfred launch bar you can have an index your bookmarks so getting to those pages is going to be way more secure and reliable through alfred her or launch bar. Yes so in. I use alfred and i have my safari bookmarks. The searchable and al freeken turned on Keywords so i can type b b and then mp. You and i get all of my empty. You bookmarks and i can just go down and alfred and hit the one that i want. Also super super useful another thing. I do with bookmarks. Is i am. There's a setting and safari called the favourite spar shift command being toggled it off and on but i keep it on and i have a favorites bar of bookmarks which are the ones that are key to me and you can put folders of bookmarks in that as well so i can access my most frequently used bookmarks right across the top of the of the browser bar and takes up. You know all of fifteen pixels or something so it doesn't take up a lot of space but gives you away to very quickly mouse navigate to any bookmarks and like things that i use every day. You know the learn dot max sparky administrative site or you know the air table for the field guide. I'm working on or you know. Just stuff that i'm doing frequently is one. Click away and then using the folder. Like embedding a folder in that bar. Let's put a whole bunch of other stuff. There that are two clicks away so If you're having trouble accessing your book. Merck's i'm not a big fan of that left side of the screen. Bookmark menu safari has it. Takes up too much real estate. you know. i don't want to give the that much bookmarks but if you use the show or bar you may be able to get a lot of them the main bookmarks. You need very quickly. That's where all of mine are. I don't have any stored anywhere else. Yeah well i thought Brennan's screenshot was. I thought it was silly. When i heard it and then when i saw doing i'm like oh yeah she's really lert way to it. how do you. That'd be fine. just say okay. Let's talk about that top bar than what are the bookmarks you have up there So the the first one is just a single page that opens the sort of the home screen of the relay. Fm cms is. I'm in there a bazillion times a day. And what is neat in safari. If it's a single webpage you can do command option in my case command option one because it's the first single page. Bookmark up there so anywhere. I am in safari. If i need to go to the the. Cms can do command option one and it loads that wherever i am now. That doesn't work with folder. So in my case that's actually the only single page. Bookmark that i have. In the favorite spar so command option to doesn't open the fuller this next to it. For instance shirt. But it is handy to get to something if you have single pages to down from there. It's a handful of folders. I've got one for Five toll pixel stuff so like the site. The youtube dash board member full from my five membership stuff that i need for the blog. The next one is a folder of relay. Fm administrative stuff so that that folder. I mentioned a second ago where i go bid on the books. That's a sub folder in there. I've got a different one. That has all the websites need to close the month membership stuff. you know. Basically areas of responsibility within relay. Fm next that podcasts. So i have. That's where have all the show notes from various podcast so connected liftoff. nps instead cetera. They all have either their google folder or their google document however they sort of Or managed is there. And then i've got one that probably has called other. I just ask a bunch of other stuff in it. That doesn't belong in the other folders. So i i have a several single bookmarks matt. Mack sparky is number one. And then the squarespace site from expertise to so like the number one gets me to. This site has published a number two. Gets me to the back end. And then the third one is the learn. Dot max sparky back in which i'm in quite often and then i've got a couple for some air tables like whatever field guide. I'm currently working on. There's always an air table is kind of the backbone of it. So i can check status on that and then i have recently been really on this. Kick of contextual computing. So i've turned a lot of access to web pages away from bookmarks and more to Keyboard maestro scripts that are contextual base. So i can. And like if i want to get to. The website is in the feedback episode today. Like one of the things i do. If somebody emails me something for feedback. I select it in the email and then i hit a keyboard maestro script and i've got a contextual list related domecq sparky so i'd i'd hit control command him for max perky and then that opens a a conflict menu in keyboard maestro and i'm kind of getting in the weeds here but hang with me and then if i am the night just gives me the mac power users items and then if i hit F then it goes to the feedback. So what it does takes the contents of the clipboard. It opens up to google. Document that has the feedback list in it. That stephen and i share. Then it moves the cursor to the bottom inserts a bunch of Dashes hits a return and then paste in whatever i took the email. Okay and so so all that stuff where. I used to go to bookmarks to do that now. I just rent a keyboard my scripted for me. So i guess there's a long way of saying i don't use these bookmarks as much as i used to and then i've got three folders mac law and personal in you know under those you'll find the relevant links to podcasts and legal websites personal than i've got i've got a a whole set of fold for forums because i've got the users forum the automated forum and a couple of the forms that i participate in and i decide to put those all at front because i wasn't going to them often enough in its there is a reminder for me now to the forums and then we've got some some special Bookmarks we use with relay when we add a website or a product or something in the show notes and i. I've got a separate folder to. Yeah those are in a sub folder for me. And i have i have every show now this point because at some point i've had to do something for somebody that's a long list of them. Yeah either way bookmarks her. I think they were the big thing for a long time and now everybody's like they're too cool for bookmarks but he shouldn't be too gopher bookmarks stuff you can do with them read wise We talked about that in the last month. That's a service. That i signed up for re wise i o. That automatically collects all my highlights. From all of my amazon books. I read and all the instant articles i read and a whole bunch of other things and it allows me to export. All those highlights is a markdown files. So i can put it into my research tool of choice and also sends me a daily email that lets me kind of go through and read five selected highlights that i thought were important to kind of reinforce things in my brain and it's a service that i'm i'm really fond of and we heard from a bunch of listeners that hadn't heard of it and our totally on board with it does cost money though in olympia bowl. Don't want to spend money on stuff like this They did come out since we talked about on the show with a mid tier price plan. So it's a little cheaper if you wanna get in and There seems like they're doing a lot but that that op is change. They update the app. And i think they're trying to kind of really grow that into a business but we also heard from a bunch of listeners that have rolled their own and i thought that was really cool One of the listeners wrote in and i apologize. i couldn't find your name after. I went back and added to the feedback show. I didn't copier sorry But he or she was emailing himself or herself. The highlights out of the amazon app to the g mail address with a special g mail tag applied so They could go back. And look at highlights based on a g miltec. I thought that was pretty clever. I saw in preparation for this That a lot of people using obviously these tools to get like kindle highlights and that sort of stuff no gas them all in one place so that good reeds which is a service. I guess connected the kindle that they're clamping down on people sharing stuff out via their api. I think it's really early to see what that means. But i you can always like the way i do. Open the kindle format cap export my highlights so you can always get to them even if maybe some system using breakdown because of this change at good rates and good reasons more of a book discovery yet serviced than what read what read rise really is designed around what are your highlights and and To me that the value in it is because it's part of my morning routine. Is i go and read my re wise kind of highlights and it's just great with a surface because i've read so many books and there's just so many highlights in there that it's nice reminders of things that i thought were important that i may have lost track of But you know teaches own You could also just export them to texts and keep them and there's a lot of ways to do this without paying somebody About apple mail. It's not a feedback episode without it. It isn't his can't escape. it wrote in. Hey some day when you have time please tell us in a podcast how you can possibly use apple mill professionally at marie geek and have wanted us apple forever but as too many issues with g. miller g. suite. Thanks apple mill. you know. It's the app that we love to hate at. I know how to put it. Yeah it's one of those things that like. It does what it says on the tin right like it's not like it doesn't do what supposed to do easily but it's just so stagnant in terms of of features and especially on we've this drum to death i feel like but integration with other applications and services is like not something apples ever thought about. It seems like with male on. And that's bummer. Yeah i have Let's start with answering his question about add-ons for apple mill in order to make apple mill work. The way i wanted. I have to bolt on a bunch of extra pieces. you know. it's like the we see like those those a kit cars. You know where they make a cool car. But the bolt on the spoiler share and maybe they cut a hole in the. They still do that. They cut the whole in the hood. Where the engine pops out of the hood. Yeah talking about. Yes i do. That's a that's my visualization of what i've done apple now but like i got truck parts for christmas. Okay like i. of course you've i used to have some cool hot wheels. One of the kid that had the engine sticking out of the hood it was totally bad ass. But then i thought how could they see when you're driving no anyway the So what. I did to apple number. One is same box their sponsor yada yada. This isn't a sponsor read. I was a customer before they were sponsor papa but it's just really as a bunch of features to apple mail that apple seemingly. We'll never get like the ability to check up on replies and to you know filter mail it just adds a bunch of features that you wouldn't have otherwise so apple. Mel would not work for me to answer. Larry's question without having mike something like same box attached and The other thing. I use is male sweet and males we is. I have mixed feelings about it. You know it as a ton of power features to apple mill like you can delay send you can add all these cool rules and conditions for rules when things go out when they come in and i totally tricked mail sweet out. The has male tags as part of it which gives you the ability to add tank. So i can add tags like client named to every email related to that client and find a have an easy way to keep them together without having a bunch of folder madness downsizes every time they update mac. Os we go through this period. Where you don't know mail suite is going to make the jump or not you know and it's just terrifying that you know you're going to build your whole mail system on this third party tool that may or may not be there you know and So much so that. I've been looking again at ways to get out of apple mail And we'll do maybe a show on the future. This is way more than to talk about on a feedback show but the short version is i. I used male mate for three weeks. You know we have the mail show. Was mel made a really great app. I mean there's so much love about it and like even like one of the things. Mailman does send an email if you have the word attachment in the email but you don't have an attachment mel mate. Says hey before. I send this. You have the word attachment your email. Do you want to stop and put an attachment on this email. So that's like the most embarrassing thing with an email is okay chick this invoice send it. Sorry i mean it's so smart and it has a tagging system built in. You can write your own key. Bindings i mean it's. It's pushes all the nerd buttons. The thing i didn't like about it was if you used to max. It's actually pretty complicated to get it all to work unto max. Anyway i'm i'm even looking at The hey for companies for some for one of the things. I'm doing i'm trying a lot of different things guys in. I don't know. I don't really have anything to share. I'm not sure what i think. But but Larry's question just kind of triggered me. It is really hard to get this stuff to work in the thing. I love about apple mills that it works. The thing i love about it is that i have to resort to all these third party solutions in order to get the features. I want out of it. Yeah the the bid about add on breaking up dates and stuff. That's basically turned me off to this whole scene you saying which is a sponsor but I really liked their service and it kind of rides outside of mail dot apso apple can do whatever they want to. Yeah same box. Live out really yeah. So that's that's all that i use in addition to apple and honestly that's enough for me We did the show on related services and one of the things we talked about is text to speech engines. But we didn't really give it enough time on the show. Brandon wrote in and said that he liked that show but he thought that we didn't talk enough about pocket. He says pockets unique text to speech engine feature. It's one of the best texas beach engines around and there's no comparison to insta paper. So i went back and listen to end. It does sound more human than paper that the the the reason i didn't give that enough coverage we talked about his just as much as i think. That's a great feature. i just never use it. Yeah i don't i don't either. I can read faster than it can read to me and even someone who makes her living in podcast like i don't. I don't do audio books either. That's listening just doesn't work for me. For whatever reason. I asked the question on a show about the video. Cameras and microphones in the max. You know that light question. I don't remember what the context of iran remember the question. Remember what show was. But you know the little i think i asked. You is a former genius. The little green light that pops on when the camera activates in your mac You know i asked. How much can. I trust that you know. Is it something where i know that. The camera's not on if the light is off. And even more importantly the microphones. Because i think people forget about the microphone. Multiple microphones. Now right they'll have more than one. Yeah daniel did the research for us right. So what apple says is that the camera is engineered in such a way where the camera itself and the light are are tied together so the camera cannot be activated in less that light is on there like the same effectively the same thing from the user perspective apple has document about this They also have on t to max There it goes even further or t to end now in one max There is a Basically t to handle this. And so there's a hardware. Disconnect for the microphones. If you close the lid to your laptop. The microphone is like physically hardware disconnected from the machine. And i think that's about as secure as you could get like physically disconnecting something right like it's it's not like this offer tells it to go to sleep on. It is a hardware thing and there is nothing that can get around that now. The camera doesn't work this way but the microphone. Does i think between those two things. That's definitely enough for me. I mean you don't have to worry about the camera on you. Shut the lid the campaign. Let's see yeah. But i think that's actually really good. I know apple's got this focus on privacy. I actually i believe it. I think that they have gone out of their way to make sure that number one. The camera doesn't turn on without you knowing it. And number two The microphones actually have the ability to disconnect so when your laptop is in the corner of the room it's not listening to you and You know amen for that We talked. I believe it was on the show. Jim mets endorsed about using audio equipment. To record family yes and the listener wrote in to talk about. We actually had several listeners. Right charles put together a whole recording rig entertainer bucks and went and did a bunch of his mom and just you know just reading about how he did it. It didn't cost much money. He's really happy with the product of it. I i wish so much. I done this with my mom. You know. I mean she it looking back. I didn't do it because i thought like know. How do you approach this with her to say. Hey day you're going to be dead. And i want these stories from my kids. You know but looking back. Thanks she would have been like. I wanna tell you all these stories. So i i was stupid and at now. I paid a price for that. So don't be like me be like charles. It's an awkward conversation to have but definitely one. That's that's worthwhile. Mrs sort of sort of related. But you know my parents are in their mid sixties and we've had to have some conversations around like things that you want like. Let's make sure that you have You know will an estimate like all that stuff those conversations. They're just. They're just awkward but they are well worth having. Because you don't want to be in a situation where you were you. Can't you can't do that. This episode mac. 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You can make time for what matters most take control of your calendar improve your as a listener of mac power users you can try woven for free for twenty one days at woven dot com or click the link in the show notes that's woven w. o. v. e. n. dot com our thanks to woven for their support of this show and really them a little more follow We taught did a whole show on video conferencing with the who and dave de wrote in with an excellent piece of advice at i feel guilty verdict sharing on that show and he said if you're using a laptop make sure to raise laptop because as your laptop sets. The camera is below your nose and what that means is that the the video of you is going to be a great shot right up your nostrils now. I do all my video conferencing online max so it never is an issue. Never been an issue that cameras above me but yeah. That's a problem. Yeah you gotta get some books or something to to put under their Sometimes the i met can even be too tall. And so maybe you need to raise your seat or angle it down or something. You got to make sure you've got a a good angle there. M we covered in that. Show lighting. sound you know. Natural light research official light ring lights. We never talked about camera. Position would would a bozo. Sorry gang. you're talking about martin's email. Yeah so Martin wrote in about the transitions in the max life. So we have We have the intel transition we have the the transition to power and of course now we have where we are today. Martin argues that there's actually a fourth transition going from thirty two bit to sixty four bit architecture and apple did that with After the move to intel even the five was sixty four bit took a while for the whole. Os everything to move over. And now of course. The to offer is not supported anymore. Mac os itself. The iphone did the same thing with the iphone. Five s and the a seven going from thirty two bit sixty four bit which was a big deal at the time. It was the first mobile chip to do that. I don't think this is as impactful as the other transitions are understand. What martin saying but i don't think it rises to the same the same level as the other transitions those other transitions impact. Everybody and like yes. Everybody technically is impacted by thirty to sixty forbids. Most people don't know what that means and most people never hit the limitations of thirty two bit technology anyways like ram ceilings and other issues and so it is a transition. But i don't think it's on the same platform as the others. Yeah i mean. I i feel like this. M one transition has been truly a boil the ocean project apple whereas the thirty two to sixty four bit transition was not so much yeah. I think they did that because the industry was doing it. And it i mean yes. It has long term. But doesn't like redefine the mac and the way that this has i also theorize or hypothesize that the reason they did the big sixty four bit transition on mac last year was so that people could get their apps to sixty four bit or you know or or fall out of the ecosystem before the the apple silicon transition. Uh-huh and i don't think they wanted the apple silicon transition story to be. Oh bunch of my apps. Don't work anymore. You know i agree. That's the last thing they wanted. They let catalina the bad guy yup sand and i think apple was fine with that for that. For that exact reason they just couldn't have the arm im- one transition be defined by. Oh my old softwares broken because people want to understand that actually not because of the software. It's because of this other thing. People want to understand that and these machines will get the rap of. Oh if you buy this new laptop a bunch of your software will never work again. Like let catalina take the fall so big sur and the max exists in a world where that fall has already happened and that's exactly how i would have done it to if i was in church. Yep it's super smart. okay setting aside feedback and we have talked a lot about not taking research apps in the last couple months And i talked about at the end of that. Show how it's a very exciting time for the stuff. All the stuff is like in motion. I feel like A bunch of apps are like getting into the game of back links and different ways of storing and holding research. And if you're into this stuff it's a very dynamic time right now. So i thought we should do an update with some of the stuff that has changed. Okay devon think Who is a sometime sponsor has made back links easier and they are really putting the gas down now on the iowa side. So that's something we had talked about in the show that they weren't you know they need to work in iowa's it you're i'm already starting to see improvements so that's happening Obsidian which was the app. I talked about that uses the model of markdown file. So you get a folder of mark and files and obsidian kind of lays on top so on top of them and gives you a A way to apply a bunch of like researching linking tools to your markdown files. So there's lots of like a lot about about that model your data's never captured by a third party app. You can use other apps to resource it. Like i use obsidian at the same time use drafts on the same data files and But anyway obsidian is going at breakneck speed. I cannot get over however it seems like every three or four days. They have another update with new features. I've never seen in app developed so quickly They have now enabled third party plug ins and that's one of the parts of the obsidian model. Is that third party. Developers can make plug ins for it so a bunch of people are come out with interesting plug ins to add features to the app and those are coming out daily. They now have a paid for into end. Encryption service which has always been a hang up for me with some of these ask. Because i want to use them for confidential data and with the obsidian model for four dollars a month they have a back end into an encryption. I supply my own password. They don't have it. They can access my data and it works flawlessly between two max so if security is your thing obsidian has a solution for you now and i've been using it for a few weeks now. Is we record this. And it's been great with no problem. So i can just turn my vault over them it's still though is a collection of mark and file so you still have that ability. The stuff isn't encrypted on your device. Unless you turn on your description but the cloud process you know sending a at rest. Everything with indian encryption. You're fully covered and They've added your l. Call backs as well now so One of the big things. I need for kind of contextual. Computing is the ability to derail to a specific location in a specific up. Obsidian added that as a native feature. You just right. Click on the note and you save a url callback and so i can use my contextual computing system to get to a specific note for a specific client or a specific matt powders episode with just one click so like even since we did that show obsidian has like blown up with new features and it's a really small team right to people amazing yet but you know they. They're doing something smart. They're monetize in already. You know like the the indian corruption you pay for. They also have a feature which i didn't even mention when we covered it on the show is you can have a published account with them so you can basically publish an obsidian vault as a website which could make sense for like an online support for your software or an internal company. Wiki or something like that. It's just got a bunch of markdown. Files is the back in but you can publish to the internet where anybody can get to like. They put all their support documentation into published obsidian wicky and so and they but you pay for that in so they found all these ways for you to pay. And then if you're a nerd like me these beta builds if you know i think i gave him fifty dollars and i get access to the pre release beta builds. And i can't get you can't give me enough of that man. I want every new feature as soon as it's available 'nother thing they've done is they've enabled all these cool mark and features like they have I've been playing with. There's a java scrip- languid called mermaid. Okay which is what said. Okay as you heard of this okay but when it is it's a. It's basically a markdown way to create diagrams with markdown language. And it renders the mark down into a diagram and is not hard to learn and you can build diagram trying to your obsidian graphs may. I can't say enough. Good things about obsidian but there's a problem a boy and that is every week. There's another new app that supports the stuff. Yeah and you know. That's my worst impulses. Maybe the reason people like mak power users but the reason my life is hell sometimes. It's because i want to try all these apps out Went from version two tours in three which now supports back links and you know it can lay over mark down and then there's another new app that i'm fascinated by and i know a lot of listeners are too 'cause i've started hearing from you called craft. It's really checked out craft. Yeah it's really cool so it is. It's sort of like we haven't talk deeply about notion but it's kind of like in the sense that you have these blocks and you can build out a document out of these out of these. These sections release blocks and it all sinks blogging with an account. And you have it in actual applications not just the web browser on the mac. I've had an iphone. Native apps waited on other ups to and so you can go in here and you can say okay. I want tax at the top. And then i need maybe an image or want to change the design of this page. And you kind of build out what you need and like obsidian and really like so many others tools really coming on strong and fast with updates. I was part of their beta and it was amazing to see how fast that they were working and they continue to to work really quickly and it's very polished for such a young product. I mean if you just opened this up not knowing anything about it. I don't think you would guess how young this platform s. Yeah and you're write about the speed of iteration developer like one of the things that they have a folder structure but at launch it was a single layer folders and said you need sub folders. And he said we're on it next week and the following week it you know. These guys are really pushing hard. And like stevens said their native apps. And they're on. Mac ipad an iphone so unlike Obsidian rome you've got a native app on all of your apple platforms The block based of is really nice because it allows you to easily in denton. Fold blocks together. You can have different ways to visually present them and they have a knowledge that you back links so if i have stevens name referenced in car users outlining i look up stephen. It'll point back to that. Mac power users outline but they also have deep linking which means every single not only every single note in obsidian every single block has its own back link so just as an example. I i take notes from a phone call. I have with stephen an obsidian document. And then i've got a bunch of sub points under that but i just go to the to the block where i said you know phone call with stephen. I can deep link that just a right. Click on it and save the deep link then i could go in. Let's in in day one. Diary my day and say i had a call with stephen today. I don't have to write down. Everything i said was stephen and my day one diary i can just put that deep lincoln day one and it will click not only to the page in in craft but will click to the exact line in craft. You know it's really powerful. When you start thinking about these deep links and an accessing data like i can have an omni focus project that points to a segment of a craft page. And i can get there immediately. Have you played with that. A little bit. i've really been playing much more with sort of some of the layout stuff so i've talked about this where i was going to build out like a visual representation. Like a nice way to prove what's in my collection started that notion but like i just hated using notion and so i've been working on that in craft with all the sections you can go in there and like click a section. Go to another thing just kind of within craft and with craft. You can go ahead and you can publish all of that also pretty fantastic. Yeah and It it. It feels like a lot of things i get it. It has a lot of feel of ram research to it. But it's a native app instead of a web service but it's not as powerful. Rome actually has more power tools It also feels a lot like notion because of the block nature of everything. It doesn't have all the tools notion does but it has the ones in notion that you probably use the most and they've they've stated. I believe publicly that they're working on table so they're going to be adding tables and it's just. There is a lot of polish on this brand new app. That does so much been really impressed with it. And i think is going to become a much bigger part of what i do. Moving forward i talked to the developer and said so what is your encryption model with your security model. They do their own sink. They have a stated privacy policy. They don't read your stuff blah blah blah but it is not into an encrypted so That if that's an issue that you know that's something to be aware of the they were very honest with me. They said look. We're looking into in. We're not gonna commit to it right now in. We're looking into it and i thought that actually the honesty of it was pretty refreshing. They didn't just tell me what i wanted to hear. So the security isn't as robust as the into in mal. You're going to get with obsidian but you get a native out. That's all your devices. And i'm running a bunch of data through craft and still running data through obsidian. This is a moving target right. Now will be keeping you posted on the show. But just like the max. This is another area of fast moving progress. so as mac users and and people who are enthusiastic about this stuff. There's a lot to look forward to in the next year. I mean who knows. By the end of next year there could be another app The downside of course is you invest into one of these. You start putting your dating to it. It's a pain in the neck. Move data around you. Just kinda wanna pick one. And i would almost argue at this point. That kraft is probably the starting point. If you want something that's going to work on all your devices. Yeah an nba a nice native experience as opposed to something that has. Maybe there's an app but you're stuck in a browser or a poorly done electronically you can export as marked down. You can also text bundle so you don't lose your data in air it's not like in evernote situation Data portability. i think obsidian is better. And because it's already portable by the nature of the way. The app works much. His encryption is better with sitting with into end built. In if you want it. So there's definite like reasons to go one way or the other. I'm not sure where. I land in all this yet but i am loving these developments. It's a really exciting time for this stuff. Deaf way more exciting than. I thought we would see this kind of felt like a okay. We kind of have the players we're going to have but over the last few years it's gotten really interesting. Yeah i agree in craft has been. I talked to developers been in development. They started three years ago. I mean this is not something where they just decided to jump on board and it shows. The app is really polish I thought it'd be fun since we're getting close to the holiday here. We mentioned christmas trees earlier. what are you doing this year for home automation with your holiday stuff I mean i haven't really added that much so we have had our christmas tree on a homekit plug for years a really like being able to set that on a timer or to be able to mainly say christmas tree. Turn off and turn on. That's that's great. I did find this year. A outdoor homekit water or weather resistant. Plug and i'll dig it up to put it in the show notes It's been sold out. And i got lucky. I think and landed on the page when it was available. So it it plugs into a single like outdoor plug and you get to plug on the end. So it's actually the mow wi fi smart outdoor plug Really and so. I have our outdoor lights on that so in past years. I've had cursory on home kit but haven't had anything for the outside lights and this is my first we mow experience and it's been great. I've been really impressed with it. And i have this like on the front porch tucked out of the rain even though it's whether resistant but now the the outdoor christmas lights are homekit enabled as well. Yeah i had trouble getting outdoor reliable homekit plugs. The only one. I had to return several because they just wouldn't work or pear. And then the only. When i had good luck with was the home And so i've got that one. We talked on several months ago on the show. I have a fountain or like a pond. Like waterfall. Attached to it and it handles. The amperage finds that's great This year my home kit Plug which was a we know failed on me just stopped working. I don't know why. But i've been. I've had that for many years now. And i felt like okay gave up the ghost so i ordered cheap ones on amazon. The they're called me ross. M. e. r. o. s. s. army. Rose i guess but the Their fifteen bucks each. Or i got two for twenty anti i put all. We have to christmas trees. That's a whole story. I don't know if you wanna hear about but this we have to trees. And i've got them both on them and like you for the first time. I put the outdoor lights on a switch to i traditionally had it on one of those light sensors in a where it when it gets dark they turn on and then the puts off a timer and four hours later they turn off but with the location of it. We moved the location last year. And every time we'd pull the car in the driveway the headlights would convince it that. That's pretty funny. actually. Yeah so what i did. Is we run a cord from the garage to the outside to feed the lights. So i got another one of these fifteen dollars me. Ross indoor ones and it's in the garage at the source and it's been working great. You know outdoor lights turn on when at sunset they turn off. You know this at time with the indoor lights. I've created a couple of custom Scenes in it so we can just yell out to siri and it will turn the christmas tree lights on and we basically run our tree all day. I mean from soon somebody wakes up the lights go on the tree. That's really funny about the headlights. I could see that being a little difficult to troubleshoot at first. No it's not because you pull in a drive win the lights turn off like oh okay. You put together pretty quick. I'm not sure. I may have thought about that for a little while. What's going on. That's pretty funny though technology's great when we did we just did i recorded. It'll be going actually. It will have released one. This show goes out a twelve days of christmas. Automation rosen. I did on the automated podcasts. Nice you should listen to that. We went real deep on christmas playlist sincerely and going deep but But yeah i was curious how you're handling your christmas lights and it sounds like i mean he did what i did. You got some reasonably priced. Plugs you're good to go. It's not that hard anymore. That's all it really takes. Kid is really good for basic stuff like that. If you've got an iphone and you haven't tried homekit order yourself. You know a couple cheap outlets plugs off amazon because it really is nice like when we go to bed or like did we turn the tree off. You can just look at your phone and turn it off. Oh yeah and you can do you can get into scheduling and all sorts of stuff we. We're basically all homekit now. We unplugged their amazon echos. Maybe a year and a half ago and just have homepods and our phones and watches and stuff and it's been it's been really great The other day we had the you know the postman rang. The doorbell and there was a boxer from apple with his order anything from apple and opened it up and it was a homepod mini and my daughter had bought it but many put for her room and like she's using it. The way is owned by many issues and siri and listening to music. It sounds pretty good. 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We think squarespace support of the mac power users and olive relay. fm squarespace. Make your next move. Make your next website so we've been talking on more power users which is is for mac power user members. You get an ad free version of the show each week and his ex segment at the end. Open talking about your amac. Pruitt had some repairs. We thought we could put this in the main show and kinda give people a little feel what that was like. Yeah and i also of wanted to do the segment to talk about best practices for dealing with the genius bar. Great and. I'm sure you've got opinions too as former genius but From the outside in and we talked about a more power but what happened was after we got evacuated. I had to. I took my mac pro with me. I never turned it on. It was all wrapped in blankets and everything and in the car and when we got back home i turned it on in the screen was flickering like often you know would just flicker off in the back on. It was happening when the apple logo appeared on the screen so it wasn't software. It was hardware something had gone awry And it was very frustrating. Because i wanted to get back to work. After having been thrown out of my house for a week and i couldn't But i had to deal with the genius bar and getting it fixed First of all If you buy an i mac pro. Buying extended apple care is a no brainer. Because it's like a hundred and fifty bucks on a five thousand dollar computer. Well worth so i had the extended warranty which was really a blessing here because it probably would have been quite expensive otherwise Getting genius appointment in the pandemic is is difficult. I talked earlier in the show with my laptop. How they didn't wanna give me one In this case they did give me one and it wasn't available on the website if you go on the website to sign up for genius appointment right now. It's it's quite difficult to get them because they only let so many people in the store at a time and they've got all these pandemic precautions In when the i mac pro was busted. I couldn't get one online. Said there were none available. But then i called through to apple service and they found one for me so Sometimes i think there's a second step there if you can't get a genius appointment yeah and with a with a desktop. You don't have the option of them shipping. You a box. you've gotta go in somewhere. So i think that probably did you a favor to. Yeah and that's something. I learned is apple does not ship amex and you know with with a laptop. They will be happy to send you a box and you can send it to them. And i think it's in texas somewhere. They've got some factory or big warehouse where they fix laptops all day. But the With the i. Mac do the repairs in house so that that's something So i was able to get an appointment. And i had an mac. That wasn't completely dead. It would turn on and it would work. Could open apps and i could do things. But the screen would flicker off on like it was haunted like two or three times every five seconds. Which is matt. She can't work on a computer. That does that right now. Not at all. But what. I did was So there's there's two steps to the process you call apple support first and then you go into the store so my advice before you call. Apple support is feeling cinematic power users. You know a bunch of stuff already so do as much as you can before you get on the phone and maybe even get a piece of paper. Write down all the steps you've taken you know. Did i log into a guest user account you know. When does the problem appear in this case by explaining to them that i went to a guest user count and it still did the same thing and by explaining to them that it shows up at the apple logo at the buddha process. I was able to convey to them. That i'm not you know bozo. I know what i'm doing and that this problem was hardware. They figured that out on the phone from that bits of information which saved me a bunch of time on the phone. Because usually they're going to want you to go and do all these troubleshooting steps that weren't really ever going to work in my case. So yeah i think i think that's. That's good advice and you can do all of those those basic things really in very little time. You know like you said. Try guest user. If it seems like it's hardware reset the envy ram we the the some see like try different keyboard mouse. If it's not accepting input like try to simplify things as much as possible is advice in when you get the. I support person the phone. I just read them. The list of everything i've done so far. This is the behavior i've got. This is what i've done so far and that communicates to them that you're you know you're a pretty knowledgeable user and it allows them to avoid a bunch of stuff on their checklist so my call with them only ended up being like fifteen minutes where it could have been our you know But then she and. I think that also helped her Cut the line for me to get me into an appointment you know. And you're right about the shipping thing. I said well if you could shoot me a box. I'm happy to send it to you guys to fix it. She's like we can't do that. And i'm like i need an appointment. She got me so. I think they do have a magic button. That can push to get you an appointment all right. So that's the first step. The second step is bringing it into the apple store with the least amount of hassle now because this computer was working albeit it was haunted. A client date and stuff on it. And i really didn't want to just turn it in to apple With a bunch of data on it. So what i did was. I made a backup. In addition to my you know usual back system i made another super duper clone of the whole computer and then i wiped the computer. You know i put it into recovery mode and i raced the entire high hard drive and then i made the password my genius cool you know. Play to the room right. Yeah i mean. I think there's some people think well you know they're the experts and like are they going to want to prove their turf or something silly like that yes. Of course there are genes like that just like in any service industry. But what i found especially with a mac like no one destroys in abidjan. I mac pro casually if you show that you know what you're doing andrew willing to be a team player it'll get you far. Yeah so when. I showed up in the apple store with a computer and they could tell immediately that it was a heartbreak problem because when they plug it in their store it started flickering at the apple logo And they said we'll have back it up. I said i have erased it for you. You know so. There's nothing on it so you don't have to worry about protecting my data. Yeah they're like what's the password. Password is my genius. School and he laughed. But you know like you know. I need this guy on my side and it's weird now 'cause you into the genius bar you're standing ten feet away from the guy that's funny but either way. It was the shortest genius appointment ever seen. He's like well. You know this could be the display. Could be we don't know what it is we're gonna have to open up and find out and He says it's going to take us like a week at the parts in a week to do the fix and that's the one thing i regret. I wish i had said. Could you do it any faster because it was really hard to get work done without my my main computer but did take two weeks and when i got back They did the type of repair that you later. Told me is called a spray and pray. That's right. They replaced the display. They replaced the logic board and they replaced the power supply. And i got thinking afterwards. Will what else is there inside that computer then. A display hodge report in power supply. Not there's not much left I mean on one hand. Basically every component and your machine is new. And you know you probably don't have that much longer on the apple care on it. I would think that going. You that. I'm glad it got fixed. The i mac is can be tricky to work on you. You gotta cut glue and do all these things and you know. I don't know how. Many i mac pros they've gotten in the store. That may have been one reason. You got a lot of parts that they didn't have the expertise or like the experience of they may have had with. It'd be a standard. I mac or something else but that it's back up and running. Yeah but at the whole purpose of this discussion. Is i think if you have to deal with apple and repair. Don't go in there with a chip on your shoulder. Actually go in there trying to help them out as much as you can. And i feel like they will help you out as much as they can. And this isn't one of those like you know who i am. I make this podcast blah blah blah. Nobody they had no clue. I was right. You know it wasn't that i do. I do think you just need to make try and make it as easy as possible for them and don't want to help you. yeah. I i think that's totally right dude. And i think that you know the end of the day like they're excited about technology the same way we are and so kind of showing that you can be on the same team and like that you have done some of the work that you're open to their expertise. Well all that will go a long way all right. This is the part of the back show where we talk about stuff we bought so i bought something this month. Okay about to about two things. All right what are you up to. The first one is All the fault of mike schmidts. He's been bragging about his clicky keyboard. So i bought after many years of not having a clicky keyboard. I bought a key chron k. Eight keyboard yucky crohn's well known. I think it's a grid Sort of starter. Entry board kinda speaking out turn. I'm not a big mechanical keyboard user. a key to a k. Two for a while but it didn't really work for me. But so what do you think about it. This is your your first one. I had tried the k. To like a year. Two ago. When i kick started it when i started And it had those half switches where like it was trying to be not cliquey board but being cliquey keyword the same time and it just really didn't work for me. Obviously and but but mike got me thinking this a true clicky keyboard with the full throw switches and one with arrow keys. And you know the bits. I needed and You know what. I've been used as like a month and i actually really like it. It certainly is not a keyboard. I could use while podcasting no I got with the browns switches. And i know that's like a whole religious thing like you know people are gonna tell me i'm an idiot for not getting blue or red or whatever but a brown switches are quieter And i use the keyboard in central location of the house because of cove it. So i didn't wanna like when the kids are watching tv. Have dad's cabinet like getting away. Click click clack clack. Yeah but it feels good and it is fun typing on a full size keyboard again and then of course now that i've had it a month it's like okay I'm a nerd. This keyboard is interesting in two ways number one. i can change the key caps. You know the plastic keys. Yeah but this one is also they call hot swappable. I can remove the keyboard switches and replace the switches And so i talked to your business partner. No michael hurley has gone way down this rabbit hole and he sent me a bunch of websites and i looked into it for like an hour and realized this is something i need like slowly back away from. Because it's like a whole thing like you know it's back to my hot wheels with engine poking at the the hood i mean you can. You can build your own custom keyboards and spend a lot of money time. And i i don't want say i don't have time for their right now but i i am thinking i want to trade out the key caps. You know the plastic things on them. So i reached out to the power users forum and immediately people turned me onto some cool star. Wars key caps except the problem is one philosophy there all imperial key caps. I'm a rebel. You know you gotta choose aside candidate so i. I don't know what i'm gonna do. But i'm going to have on with keyboard at some point. I don't think i'm going to go the full of early on it. But i definitely want to fiddle with the key caps. I think i mean i'd like pick out some caps. I think it'd be fun. And like the archie be lighting on the keyboard. I i don't know about that. It may be just a bridge too far for me. Aren't you be as cool talk about that. more second. the other thing. I bought the. I just want to mention this really isn't a lot of listeners. Are not going to care about this. But i know there are some musicians out there and Yamaha just released a digital saxophone. It's called the white easiest. One fifty and You know i talked to some folks at yemen was able to get on a listen. I got one and this is a. It's a nerd tool to because like the promise having. It's hard to play my horn when my kids are in online courses all day right and so i was finding. I wasn't playing as much. And i want something i can practice on that i can use headphones with and like guitar. Players have that like electric guitar. He can plug headphones or trumpet. Player can use a mute but saxophone players. There's too many holes in that thing makes a lot of noise no matter how you play So i I got one of these Digital saxons in. it's amazing. I mean it the sounds. I don't think you can digitally reproduced saxophone sound. But it tries but also got some good synthesizer sounds on it. But it's got a headphone jack on. Its second plane the headphones. It's got a usb port so i can plug it into like logic record media out of it and it's got an iphone app so i can adjust it with the iphone. I mean it pushes all my music and nerd buttons at the same time. It's got a bluetooth radio. I haven't figured out. How yet. But i think i can attach bluetooth headphone suet. I'm just using the headphones. But you can also do a bluetooth connection to your iphone and I don't know i'm just. I'm just really loving it. Because they like went out of their way to make it feel like a saxophone. They've been digital's accidents before but like the keys are just buttons that you press but on a real saxophone. The keys are hinge post. So there's like a certain amount of travel. It's kind of hard to explain. But you know an actual saxophone is like a button. You press and yamaha did it right in the out. It's really fun. That's the bit of technology. I've been having the most fun with lately looking at pictures of this. It looks really cool to like. It's a cool thing just to have in. Well they they put like a bell on the bottom like a soprano sax bell. So i can put it on my stand in so i just keep it on the floor next to my desk and now i used to do the same thing with my regular sack but every time i play my kids. Open the door and yell at me. That i'm going to get them kicked out of college. I don't understand the so now. I keep this one next to the desk. In like when i finish a project i'll just play scales or play christmas song or whatever on it and i can keep volume really low and it's just great. I totally cool. Yeah stephen You wrote one line in the outline I built a pc williamson picture of it. Yeah but this picture will be in the show notes so i've been doing some Some more twitch streaming started during the podcast talked about here in other places. And i was doing it with a little surface laptop which is a fantastic little notebook. Like if you need to run windows. It's great but it Was not enough horsepower to do the all the video crunching and streaming that i was doing and i was really having a lot of trouble out of it. It was dropping frames and making a whole bunch of noise. You hear on the stream. And so i was like well. Let me start. You know putting stuff together for pc. Now's a terrible time to build a pc. Because there's new processors and a video cards everything's stock but a let's call the main nameless benefactor call them that hooked me up with one of the new nvidia graphics cards you can't really get without paying scalpers pricing and so i built a system Around that and so it's got an intel. I seven in it. Thirty two gigabytes of ram this invidia thirty seventy founders edition video card and a whole bunch of rgb and it took me probably six hours to build it. I've never built a pc. so i've done. I mean. I could take apart almost any modern mac but i have not done a pc. And i will say my skills definitely transferred like just how you handle certain types of connectors and cable cable and wire management and that sort of thing. I felt like. I had a leg up. Because i my experiences with mac hardware. I took my time a very methodical about it. Because would you build a pc. You're just picking a bunch of components. And i did all my research on. Knew they were all going to be compatible with a with each other but it's not like there's a single guide like okay. You bought these specific parts. This is how it all goes together. There's just some general rules. And so i've been watching videos for years. You know i. I like to follow. What's going on in the industry even though i don't really cover it directly. I think it's important for me to know what's going on there. And so i kind of knew the general operation of this is how you build a tower. Pc and It came out. I think really nice. And it's super fast and it silent. And i've been ruben through a bunch of video in fact it's so fast that my my brother who's been on the show before does a lot of video work and he's on a now a two thousand seventeen i mac. But he uses adobe premiere and so we've talked about next time he is a really big render a final render an export to bring his project over here. And we do it on this thing because it would be a lot faster than his i mac. And it's great and now it has something that i can play some games on so i'm looking forward to playing flight simulator and some other older games. I will admit over the christmas break. Now that i've got a an ice. Pc that can do it. Is this half four fans twice a four vans and so they're there too in the front there are two in the top and then one in the back fife. Yes so air comes in the front Through a radiator that so this. The cpu is liquid. Cooled with radiator. I'm using an ai. Cooler citizens like a separate pump So that's liquid cooled and then the three fans the top two in the back woman exhaust hot air and it. It works great super cool. And the case is you can see in. The picture has a black glass tempered glass on the on the front and sides who can see into it. I figured if i'm going to build one. I should really like build one. You know what i mean. Like or gb up yeah. I built the opposite in my mac pros. What i've done yes you have it's led. it's like. I feel like this computer. Should be on the vegas trip. I mean it really is a mason looking. I'm really happy with and i've got a Just around i bought a used off of ebay. Four k del display and it showed up. Find that on an arm on the desk. And yeah it's great and you know stalled windows all the drivers like it's totally different than the mac os experience. But it was really fun to build something from scratch. And i was so happy that the first time i powered it on it powered on. I didn't have after that. Go back and like rewire something. I will say though. I did have facetime. Conversation with a quinn nelson. Mike hosts on. Flashback built zero p. c.'s and hacking tasha. It was like okay. Show me where this goes. Because i cannot work out where i go from here and he was very gracious with his time. So what games are you going to play on it so most definitely microsoft flight simulator. Yeah that the new looks amazing. It does mike. And i played it over twitch on his. Pc and his species struggled with it. But it's much older than this one. This should be able to play it. No problem definitely that But now have access to the steam library on window. So i grew up playing like age of empires and that those sorts of games and someone get back into some of those i am not a runaround shoot him type game person but i like strategy and like five simulator. So i'm gonna give it a run for its money. Yeah i did last year. I got into the star wars like online game for like a few months. And i realized that i i need to feed my family more than to play star wars so i just stepped away but this is a. It's kind of funny to me. The idea of building this machine and the plane like age of empires on it. Yeah windows machine. I mean it's primary purpose is the streaming and like i hear you out there fast overkill for streaming but a. I didn't want to touch it for a long time and be again. My anonymous benefactor hooked me up with video card that was unfirable and so it has a lot of head room for future use and nelly that and it's just like it's kind of fun to do something like this once in a while. Oh yeah it was great. I mean. I spent half a friday and saturday together and a lot of fun. It's the same reason. I spent an hour watching those videos. People building their own keyboards. It's just like there's a part of you that wants to do something like this Yeah it was really fun for me. I'm really interested in some of the. You know our duino stuff going on out there if i had time because that's something that is much less expensive gateway but the problem is every time i read about it. It's like the. I read what people are doing with them. And it's not that interesting. It's like i haven't found a good reason to make one yet. That's fair think but this is nice looking good job in thank you of. I'm really proud of it. Felt like it really accomplished something when it booted up the first time. Yeah and it doesn't hurt to have your your leg in windows a little bit anyway especially on minorities because sometimes we we have some crossover. Yeah now i can do that much easier than even with the surface laptop. It's like well this kind of underpowered. I needed a now. I have like another workstation. So i do hope that that will be beneficial as well. We'll either way that's our feedback. Show for this This few months. Thank you everyone who writes in with feedback. We really appreciate it. And i've always said that the listeners are smart on this show. I love hearing from you and getting ideas from you. And we're really happy to share back with the audience We are the mccurry's you can find us over at relay dot fm slash mp. Thank you to our sponsors and this week. That's our friends over at one password woven and squarespace If you want to enjoy in the forms unique our at talked up macau geezers dot com and next week. We're going to be looking up to a little bit back at twenty twenty and towards two thousand twenty one really looking forward to recording in game at show out to you but in the meantime great week. We'll see that.

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