Gabe and Jeff talk about effort. The conversation ranges from their work to other's work and commentary on how people we deal with on a daily basis often don't seem to give something important to us a modicum of effort to make us happy. Do we put enough effort into the things we think are important in our life? How do we prioritize and why? There's even a bonus tractor at the end.
Gabe and Jeff talk about apps and workflows that span devices, work, home and everything else. It's a wide-ranging discussion that touches on e-book devices as well as their phones, iPads, computers. They challenge each other on where things are best-used as well as if there are better ways to use things depending on where you happen to be.
Prospect by Foley Brothers Brewing
Gabe and Jeff discuss Macs and apps that make using Macs worthwhile (and some apps they don't like at all).
Wisdom's Hour by Victory Brewing Company
Morph Batch 57 by Night Shift Brewing
Gabe sounds like he was recording from the basement floor of an outhouse in this one but it was just technical difficulties with his fancy podcastin' microphone. The intrepid beer-drinkers carry on regardless and sip beer delicately while discussing why they write stuff down, where they write it, and what the value of writing things down is.
SHIPYARD BREWING BREWING COMPANY - ISLAND TIME IPA
CLOWN SHOES BREWING - THE BARISTA
Gabe and Jeff did a show while drinking a Victory Mighty Things while going deep on Things 3. Gabe asked Jeff the hard questions about why OmniFocus wasn't the right tool, what happened to taskpaper and whatever happened to Hop Ranch?
MIGHTY THINGS BY VICTORY BREWING COMPANY
Gabe and Jeff talk about games while drinking their local brews. This is a long talk about the games they liked in general as well as the best games of 2017.
Gabe's Beer - Enjoy by 12/25/2017 by Stone Brewing Company
Jeff's Beer - Mighty Things by Victory Brewing Company
- Mario Odyssey
- Lego Worlds
- Splatoon 2
- Mario Kart
- Game of the year: Horizon Zero Dawn
- Assassins’ Creed Origins
- Uncharted series
- The Division
- Watchdogs 2
- No Man’s Sky
- Just Cause 3
- inFamous Second Son
- Flow, Flower, Journey
- Little Big Planet
iOS and Mac
- Rome Total War
- Monument Valley 2
- Really Bad Chess
- Thimbleweed Park
Jeff' Games (2017 focused)
- Zelda Breath of the Wild
- Xenoblade Chronicle 2
- Mario Odyssey
- Steamworld Dig 2
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
- Splatoon 2
- LEGO worlds
- Monster Hunter XX (japanese)
- Nier: Automata
- Destiny 1/2
- Assassin’s Creed Origins
- Persona 5
- Yakuza 0
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Shadow of War
- Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
- The Evil Within 2
- Let it Die
- For Honor
- Injustice 2
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
- Tekken 7
- Project Cars 2
- XCOM 2
- Monster Hunter World
- Realistic Summer Sports Simulator
- Super Mario Run
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.
Azacca by Flying Dog Brewery
Greylock by Greater Good Brewng Company
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.