Back to Work

Back to Work

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more.

Hosted by Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin.



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293: The Frame for Our Relationship

October 11, 2016 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes • Wiki Entry

TOPIC: The Minimum Viable Waste of Time.

Some awesome odds and sods, a great new Markdown editor for OS X, and a main topic on dealing with those aggressive email follow-up people.

  • Dan's Concern™ regarding his annoying smoke detectors
  • Why things seem to get worse and more diverse
  • Evaluate the credulity of Amazon reviews with Fakespot
  • Scary edge cases for Samsung Note fires
  • Cary's great DNS switching trick
  • Merlin is loving Typora, a clever and powerful new desktop Markdown editor
  • Pandoc does many file conversion things
  • Homebrew makes Mac package management a doddle
  • Brett Terpstra's Markdown Service Tools are essential
  • TableFlip is a cool app for making and editing Markdown tables
  • Fountain and Slugline are awesome for Markdown-like screenplay writing
  • Also, hey. Editorial for iOS can totally handle Fountain files. Turns out!
  • Merlin and Dan are still really liking iOS 10
  • It's definitely worth the time to prune your iOS notifications
  • Main Topic: How should we deal with all those "just circling back" people?
  • iPhone spam call blocker Hiya seems to be working now

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