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Reconcilable Differences

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John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.

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John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.

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Two guys who mistake references for jokes.

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Two guys who mistake references for jokes.

Needs more 2019 Mac Pro talk

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Needs more 2019 Mac Pro talk 😉
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Reconcilable Differences

Latest release on Jan 24, 2020

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John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way. Hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.

Reconcilable Differences 122: A Fib of Omission

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Things kick off with an administrative meeting about the doc. Merlin tries to keep John from sneaking in, and John thinks Merlin should just use his eyeballs. Analogy sandwiches and their contents are debated. John lives with an unnamed two-towel person, and Merlin thinks he knows who it is.

Spock loses his phaser, and Merlin earns his first multisyllabic laugh from John. Merlin can tell whether you are an AT&T customer, and John thinks phone calls in general are creepy. Merlin demonstrates his robot hands for John. Merlin thinks he's an open book, and John realizes there's always something to be yelled at about. There's also some fairly harrowing cat follow-up.

In a mini-topic, John talks about Studio Ghibli movies (finally) being available digitally, and Merlin offers to take one for the team and report back. Also, some talk about metadata.

Merlin has questions for John about what constitutes a "rally." Is there a better word for having to thread an existential and chronological needle in life? Because that's what Merlin needs a name for.

Regardless of what you call this phenomenon, it's not about being first or fastest; it's about timing all the jobs and obligations that you know about, as well as leaving padding for when (inevitably) more comes up or stuff changes.

Like project management and software development, life has a funny way of hiding dependencies and disguising milestones. This leads to a deep dive on understanding the culture of your environment and the foibles of human nature.

People, amirite?

(Recorded on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.)

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Code Complete - Wikipedia
Cold fusion - Wikipedia
"The Stallone Tangent" - Episode #133 - The Flop House Podcast - YouTube
Steganography - Wikipedia
Markl | Howl's Moving Castle Wiki | Fandom
Baba Yaga - Wikipedia

Jan 24 2020

1hr 39mins

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Two guys who mistake references for jokes.

By iamiend - Sep 14 2019
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Two guys who mistake references for jokes.

Needs more 2019 Mac Pro talk

By mkppk - Jun 17 2019
Read more
Needs more 2019 Mac Pro talk 😉