Sour Monkey and Follow Up

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

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Privacy and Consolation Prize

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.

Consolation Prize by Lord Hobo

Consolation Prize — Untappd

Dirty Bastard by Founders

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Fort Point and Language

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.

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker - Wikipedia

Steven Pinker - TED 2005

Steven Pinker - Big Think

Steven Pinker - Language, Reason, and the Future of Violence

Gaslighting - Wikipedia

Diffen.com

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Fascist

Politically Correct

Safe Space

Alt-right

Fact

Science

Theory

Proof

Gaslighting

Cuck

Hangry

BYOB and Why The Future Sucks

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

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Backwoods Bastard By Founders Brewing Company

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Neato vacbot
Dyson
Hue bulbs
Nest alarm
Homer's inventions
Louis C.K. and Airplane WiFi

Saison Brett, iOS10 and iPhone7

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

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Tozo thin iPhone 7 Plus case

Weather Underground

Fantastical

Crisp Weather

Magic Launcher

PCalc

Drafts

Amazon App

Glock tape

OmniFocus

DEVONthink to Go

1Writer

Nebo

Nebo review on Macstories

Blood Lust and the Death of TapCellar

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.

Blood Lust by Spring House Brewing Company

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Episode 079 — Tröegenator and Backups

Gabe and Jeff dip into the beer cellar and find a good beer for the start of cooler weather -- a bock beer by Tröeg's called Tröegenator. They also got into a deep discussion of what it means to back up your data, how many belts and suspenders you need and explore why photo management is so hard.

Episode 078 — Helluva Caucasian and Convenience Shopping

Buying things is fun. The Internet makes it ever more fun and, often unfortunately for one's wallet, maybe too easy. Gabe and Jeff explore the different ways the buy things from vendors on the Internet while sipping a strangely-named beer sent in from a listener -- Helluva Caucasian by Living The Dream Brewing.

Helluva Caucasian by Living the Dream Brewing

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Amazon

Other Ways to Spend Money

Episode 077 — Mosaic Promise and Devonthink

Gabe and Jeff do an epic, in-depth look at DEVONthink Pro Office and discuss how they use the tool that has become such a big part of their digital lives. Mosaic Promise by Founders provided the perfect sip-worthy backdrop for the discussion.

Episode 076 — Amazing She-Monster and Apple Apps

Gabe and Jeff discuss the usefulness of Apple's stock iOS apps. Which ones get daily use and which ones are better left in a folder somewhere? It turns out, Apple makes some good, but not perfect software and it takes a lot of discussion and sipping on a slightly-stale Amazing She-Monster by Spring House Brewing Company to hash things out.

Amazing She-Monster by Spring House Brewing Company

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Backblaze
Busymac
DarkSky
Due app
Fantastical 2
DS-Photo
WeatherNerd
Navigon
OmniFocus
Rego
Sleepcycle
Synology
Taskpaper
Tomtom
VSCO Cam
Waze
Wunderground
Storm
DevonThink to GO (wait for beta to be released)

Episode 075 — Nitro Coffee Stout and Budget Experiments

Gabe asks a lot of questions about Jeff's budget experiment where he tries to live on a small amount of money for six months. They talk about what he found on the journey to live with less. Diversions include a discussion about what seems important versus what really is important and how to approach big problems like an adult (as unfun as that sounds).

They kept the conversation smooth and lively while sipping a Nitro Coffee Stout by Boston Beer Company.

Nitro Coffee Stout by Boston Beer Company

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YNAB
Envelope budget method
Extreme saving - Mr MoneyMustache

Episode 074 — Thunder Foam and Our Favorite Things

Although they complain like cranky old men about a lot of stuff, Gabe and Jeff do like things. This podcast is proof as they discuss things they like ranging from physical objects to people, theories, places and ideas. Sipping on a Thunder Foam by Harpoon Brewery

Thunder Foam by Harpoon Brewery

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Jeff's Faves

Favorite Bands - Hot Water Music / Guided By Voices / Radiohead
Favorite Fun Stuff - Making Beer
Favorite Beer - Dawson's Finest Sip of Sunshine
Favorite Tech - Macbook Air 13 / iPhone SE
Favorite/Most Interesting People - Chogyam Trungpa, David Foster Wallace

Gabe's Favorite New things

Salt server

Knife sharpener

Favorite iOS Apps
Slack
Editorial
Drafts
2Do
iThoughts

Tim's posts about 2Do and Drafts

Favorite old things
Harman Kardon Speakers
ScanSnap
MacBook Pro

Book of lists

Cieplak Effect

Vic Secret Space Cake
Backwoods Bastard

Iron Maiden
Black Sabbath
The Cure
Radiohead
Nirvana

R.B. Woodward

Episode 073 — G-Bot and Horace and Pete

Gabe and Jeff depart from their talk of task managers to delve into Louis CK's latest offering, Horace & Pete. It is an incredible show but it can be brutal in parts. They needed a calm, gentle IPA to guide them through it. The beer came in the form of a G-Bot by New England Brewing Company sent by an excellent listener.

G-Bot by New England Brewing Company

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NBC News
Horace and Pete - Wikipedia
WTFPod with Louis CK

Episode 072 — Sea Hag and Problems

Jeff and Gabe talk about where our systems break down, rough edges and friction. Not just the uber-nerdy task management stuff but also what needs to be fixed with travel, apps, photo management, banking, and life in general.

These problems all fade into the background when imbibing a nicely balanced Sea Hag by New England Brewery sent from a good friend of the show, Terry. Thanks, Terry.

Sea Hag by New England Brewing Company

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Tesla Autopilot accident
Waze poisoning
BusyContacts
BusyCal
Interact for iOS
OmniFocus Twitter Collaboration for Tasks
Evernote price increase

Episode 071 — Watermelon Dorado, Amorous and Our Devices

Gabe and Jeff subject themselves to perhaps the worst beer ever brewed but then switched gears to an excellent brew from Wicked Weed (although it is a sour so Gabe wasn't happy about it anyway). They talk about how their devices shape their lives by helping them find things, communicate and catalog their beer experiences.

Watermelon Dorado by Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Amorous by Wicked Weed Brewing Company

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Episode 070 - Nugget Nectar and Habits

Good habits, bad habits, habits of mind — we all have habits. Gabe and Jeff discuss the value of habits and their downsides while sipping on an excellent beer by Tröeg's Brewing Company called Nugget Nectar.

They both wanted to make a habit of drinking this beer. It was excellent.

Nugget Nectar by Tröeg's Brewing Company

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Show Notes - Asheville Breweries

Catawba
Oskar Blues
Sierra Nevada
Burial
Wicked Weed
Green Man

Episode 069 — Prairie Bomb and Capture Tools

Gabe and Jeff talk about how they get text into their respective outboard memories.

BOMB! by Prairie Artisanal Ales

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Dropbox post about layoffs and spending
Screens for iOS and Mac
Devonthink for Mac
Devonthink iOS beta
DEVONthink on Mac Power Users
Evernote
Evernote CEO
Rego
Apple Notes
TapCellar
Scanbot
Scanner Pro by Readdle
Everpix
Hazel
Knox
1Password
2Do
OmniFocus

Plain text

  • Dropbox syncing
  • Easy tagging
  • Concerns about the future of Dropbox
  • Information ambiguity
  • Too many inboxes
  • Easy reference

Episode 068 — Noble Rot and Our Favorite Movies

Gabe and Jeff go to the movies in this episode, discussing some of their favorite moments in the medium while sipping a fine Dogfish Head Noble Rot.

Noble Rot (Oak Aged) by Dogfish Head Brewing Company

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Blade Runner
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Big Lebowski
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Groundhog Day on iTunes
Heavy Metal
Guardians of the Galaxy
Moonrise Kingdom
The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki
Miyazaki's Spirited Away [Blu-ray]
The Art of Spirited Away