December 2, 2014 at 3:45PM •
1 hour 18 minutes
TOPIC: Time to reboot.
This week, Dan and Merlin respond to a note from Listener Tim on how to stay busy and active during his garden leave. The Boys encourage him to experiment with the personal rebooting that's almost impossible to do when you're stuck at an official jobby-job.
November 25, 2014 at 3:15PM •
1 hour 42 minutes
TOPIC: Mail Bag.
This week, Dan & Merlin respond to listener email and toots. Specifically, dealing with passive-aggressive team members, bulbous "
CC:" lines, and what constitutes "stability."
November 20, 2014 at 3:45PM •
1 hour 48 minutes
TOPIC: Hakuna Matata.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about home pest control, misleading beef jerky, and becoming a more conservative electronics consumer.
November 11, 2014 at 3:15PM •
1 hour 42 minutes
TOPIC: Working alone together.
This week, Dan and Merlin look at the many ways workplaces have changed over the years, and how they can be great or not so great.
November 4, 2014 at 3:15PM •
1 hour 24 minutes
TOPIC: What gets us on the moon?
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about varieties of clowns, rogue walruses, bloody elevator buttons, taking risks, and catching footballs.
October 28, 2014 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 35 minutes
TOPIC: You Are That Little Dot.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about notifications, beeps, bloops, flashes, and all the stuff we have zero control over. There's about a million ways people can contact us and just as many ways we can unintentionally disappoint every one of them.
There's sanity in realizing which stuff you actually control, which stuff you have to let go, and how many of the expectations in-between can be reasonably managed.
October 21, 2014 at 12:00PM •
1 hour 33 minutes
TOPIC: Reinforcement, Aikido, and Fear
This week, Dan and Merlin try to tackle positive versus negative reinforcement.
October 14, 2014 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 27 minutes
TOPIC: People, amirite?
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about neighbors, dogs, Macs, MLB.tv, and
flavors of reinforcement.
October 7, 2014 at 2:45PM •
1 hour 21 minutes
TOPIC: The Ultimate Existential Investor
This week, Dan and Merlin vent about Apple as only its superfans really can. What happens when things…don't…just work?
September 30, 2014 at 10:00AM •
1 hour 17 minutes
TOPIC: Starting the stuff we haven't started.
This week—after some entertaining random talk and a handful of hardware and software recommendations—Dan and Merlin dive back into a familiar evergreen topic: why is it so hard to get started with a project? And, just as importantly, what can we learn from that persistent difficulty?
In a nut? Just start trying to suck more regularly.