Gabe and Jeff both received their iPhone Xs and were eager to talk about putting the new device through its paces. They geek out about their new piece of fancy space-age technology while slowly sipping on a couple of Imperial IPAs that meant business. Gabe had local beer from Greater Good Brewery and Jeff pulled a discontinued brew from his cellar, a Flying Dog Azacca.
Back from a baby-caused hiatus, Gabe and Jeff talk about what it is like to work on the iPad. Getting stuff done on the iPad has never been easier but that still doesn't mean it's easy all the time. They discuss the apps that make it worth doing and how iOS11 has changed their relationship with the device. It's a BYOB week so they are both drinking the good stuff.
Pulp by Greater Good Brewing
Luscious by The Alchemist Brewing
- DEVONthink To Go
- GoodNotes 4
- MyScript Nebo
- Grafio 3 - Diagrams & ideas
- iCab Mobile (Web Browser)
- Drafts: Quick Capture
Gabe and Jeff talk about their old, broken bodies and how they plan on ushering in the future. Further talking about Apple Watches, how we might communicate with our technology down the road and how it might end up communicating with us.
They do this while drinking an beer by Bear Republic from Sonoma County in California. While they are both excellent beers, they drank different ones because planning is hard.
Racer X by Bear Republic
Racer 5 by Bear Republic
Jeff and Gabe return after a short haitus and talk about what the future holds. They discuss how they view technology, computers, devices and tech-news in the last few months and how the current climate of a quickly moving news cycle and often-repeated tech headlines have lead to boredom and malaise where tech is concerned.
They also sip a lovely Puff by SixPoint in the staggering heat.
** Edited to fix a click in the audio. Thanks Nate!
PUFF BY SIXPOINT BREWERY
After a bit of a break, Gabe and Jeff return drinking an Ella by Free Will Brewing in Perkasie PA and talk for a while about what they like to do when they're not working. Hobbies and other fun things to think about are the talk of the day while they sip a fine, boozy beer from the wilds of Pennsylvania.
Ella by Free Will Brewing
While listeners might often think Gabe is an elaborate beer-tasting robot, this surprisingly isn't the case. That said, both he and Jeff are striving for better and more efficient ways to do things. When Gabe started reading a book called "Algorithms to Live By" he knew it might be a good way to combine two of his favorite things -- drinking beer and talking about nerd stuff so he told Jeff to give the book a read and here we are.
Citrusinensis by Lagunitas Brewing Company
Have you ever wanted to drink stale beer and talk about how Silicon Valley is letting us down? Gabe and Jeff did. The duo talk about how our social networks affect our privacy and what could be done to save us from ourselves. They discuss this grim topic while sipping an old Valentine's Day beer -- and IPA with chocolate and coffee added....
Enjoy by 2-14-2017 by Stone Brewing Company
Gabe and Jeff have their beliefs challenged this week. Not by the excellent and amazing Double Citrus (sent by super cool listener Nate), but by the "You Are Not So Smart" podcast discussing the Backfire Effect. They drink an excellent brew and discuss why it is so hard to change your mind.
Double Citrus by Funk Brewing
Gabe and Jeff sip a fantastic Green by Tree House Brewing sent from a lovely listener with exceptionally good taste and above average intelligence. While being carried away on the scent of hops, they discuss note-taking -- how they do it, why they do it and how they organize their notes so they can find things easily.
GREEN BY TREE HOUSE BREWING
Gabe and Jeff talked for a disturbingly long time about data logging in this episode. They go deep and wide covering how they quantify themselves, their files, their photos and their beer. It is easy to see why they would want to draw this one out -- they are drinking a high ABV Old Fashioned by Wicked Weed Brewing.
OLD FASHIONED BY WICKED WEED BREWING
Jeff and Gabe are having a Nate-stravaganza. Today they are drinking Funk Citrus, sent to them by their friend Nate while talking about iOS apps they like. Apps are something they both talk to Nate about with great frequency so this episode really works from top-to-bottom and everybody's pretty excited about it, probably. I mean, nobody actually asked about being excited but it is safe to assume in this case.
FUNK CITRUS BY FUNK BREWING
Gabe schools Jeff on his favorite headphones, from the fancy shmanzy ones to his new Apple Airpods. Yet another podcast in which Jeff is poorer by the end of it (because he bought some recommended technology or software described in the audio).
They discuss these technological wonders while sipping a Trifecta by Night Shift Brewing.
Trifecta by Night Shift Brewing Company
Links and Notes
Everybody loves follow-up. Jeff and Gabe have covered a host of topics on the podcast over the last eighty-six episodes. Things are always changing and this week, the hosts review some of the changing topics of previous podcasts and discuss about how they do some things differently these days.
While they dig into their changing ways, they sip on a delightfully sour beer from Victory Brewing Company called "Sour Monkey".
Sour Monkey by Victory Brewing Company
This week Jeff and Gabe are joined once again by the offical Nerds on Draft guest, Erik Hess. They talk about whether personal privacy is a fantasy and if there's any hope for keeping data secure.
Jeff and Gabe drink "Consolation Prize" from Lord Hobo brewing and Erik drinks a Dirty Bastard by Founders Brewing.
Fort Point by Trillium Brewing
This week Jeff and Gabe try to talk about how language grows and changes, how the election cycle was ruled by linguistic strategies, and Steven Pinker's thoughts on reason. This episode deserved a great beer and they had one ready from Trillium Brewing.
The fatigue brought on by constant technological failures, bugs and bad ideas gets overwhelming sometimes. Gabe and Jeff tap into that frustration and discuss how broken things are. They chose their own separate beers for this show. Jeff poured himself a Sip of Sunshine by Lawson's Finest Liquids and Gabe reached for a 2014 Backwoods Bastard by Founder's Brewing.
Sip of Sunshine by Lawson's Finest Liquids
Backwoods Bastard By Founders Brewing Company
Gabe and Jeff drink a lively Saison Brett from Boulevard Brewing while discussing new Apple gear and their shiny, new, sticker-laden mobile operating system.
Saison Brett 2016 by Boulevard Brewing Co
Gabe and Jeff discuss the state of the App Store and how hard it is to sell an app like TapCellar or any app where money is involved. They "pour one out" for their app as they discuss its immanent end of life, the burden of ongoing costs and the surprisingly good (but challenging) experience they had building the app.
They sip a thick and sweet Blood Lust by Spring House Brewing while crying into the suds.