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.
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
Show Notes - Asheville Breweries
Gabe and Jeff talk about how they get text into their respective outboard memories.
BOMB! by Prairie Artisanal Ales
Dropbox post about layoffs and spending
Screens for iOS and Mac
Devonthink for Mac
Devonthink iOS beta
DEVONthink on Mac Power Users
Scanner Pro by Readdle
- Dropbox syncing
- Easy tagging
- Concerns about the future of Dropbox
- Information ambiguity
- Too many inboxes
- Easy reference
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
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Groundhog Day on iTunes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki
Miyazaki's Spirited Away [Blu-ray]
The Art of Spirited Away
What do you do with your free time? If you are Gabe or Jeff, you drink beer.
But obviously there are likely more things to do besides just drink beer so, in this episode, Jeff and Gabe go into what they do to fill in the time between work and sleep.
They have this discussion while sipping a strange brew by Ballast Point called Ginger Big Eye (sent from another fantastic listener).
Ginger Big Eye by Ballast Point Brewing
Gabe and Jeff add to their evergreen discussion about what it takes to tackle task management these days. In what amounts to a "part two" of their discussion of 2Do and Taskpaper, this touches on some of the topics missed in the first go around as well as gives them to chance to drink a fantastic IPA sent in from a listener, fellow beer aficionado and TapCellar user (he has very good taste).
The Tree House Brewing Julius proves to be one hell of a tasty beer and one of the best IPAs around.
Julius by Tree House Brewing
Gabe and Jeff discuss the window to the Internet - the browser. Browsers are often overlooked when we think about our computer and yet for some (like my mother) the browser is the internet. Gabe talks about his iOS browser tips and tricks and they both profess their undying love for Pinboard.
Pervading the discussion is the rich chocolate and cherry smells of Evil Twin Brewing’s Imperial Biscotti Break Natale, a great beer which you can look up information about in your browser using the links below.
Imperial Biscotti Break Natale by Evil Twin Brewery
Gabe and Jeff discuss the value of having friends. When you're an old guy, finding friends can be a hard thing to do so the hosts talk about having friends, keeping friends, meeting friends and discovering friends in unlikely places.
They drink some beer sent to them by a friendly listener who thought they should sample the offerings of Core Brewing from Arkansas. One thing was made clear -- sharing beer is one of the best things about having friends.
Easy Livin' IPA and Oatmeal Stout by Core Brewing Company
The year has ended. A new year is well underway. While it is handy to look back on how things went, it is just as helpful to have things set up for the months ahead. Year-end reviews are common in the workplace but does it make sense to do it at home too?
Gabe and Jeff take a stab at talking about how they wrap up their year as well as how they document things to make the task of remembering the year easier. This gains importance as you become a forgetful old man sipping on a Single Shot by Tree House Brewing sent from an excellent patron of the podcast.
Single Shot by Tree House Brewing
Gabe and Jeff talk about moving on. It is a wide-ranging topic that started as a small, unassuming conversation about moving to a new neighborhood but fragmented into the concept of moving on with all of the things in your life.
Gabe needed to move on to a new mic before the podcast started due to weird noises so the duo ended up dealing with weird technical issues for the entire conversation. It didn't dim their enthusiasm for Founders Brewing's ReDANKulous, however.
Close your eyes, sip your delicious red ale and pretend they are broadcasting from the moon.
ReDANKulous by Founders Brewing Company
When Gabe and Jeff get started talking about task management, especially when they are enthusiastic about an app like 2Do, they can go on for days. This podcast is almost a day long but has a lot of task management goodness in it. The conversation is about the advantages of using plain text task management, some commentary on the direction and focus of OmniFocus and how they have embraced 2Do to varying degrees.
They tackle the task of drinking Victory's new Blackboard Series beer, Agave IPA. A little grapefruit number that turned out to be surprisingly refreshing.
Agave IPA - Blackboard Series #1 by Victory Brewing Company
Bitches Brew by Dogfish Head Brewery
Gabe and Jeff discuss the new version of You Need a Budget (YNAB) which released recently to mixed reviews. Going from a solid, stable, standalone app with Dropbox integration (the holy grail for nerds like these guys), it has pivoted to a web app with all of the pitfalls of that methodology.
They discuss Jeff's experiences with the app and cry into their suds while bemoaning how one of their favorite pieces of software has changed in all of the wrong ways.
Some alternative Mac software that is not a web services:
Perpetual IPA by Tröegs Brewing Company
In this week's episode Jeff and Gabe nerd out over calculators with one of their favorite beers.
Backwoods Bastard by Founders Brewing Company
The beer that launched 1000 naps...
Apps in this Episode
Gabe and Jeff talk about what happens when the proverbial shit hits the proverbial fan. They delve into how they deal with problems arise that arise with work, life, computers, family and how they keep things from flying apart.
Bitter Woman by Tyranena Brewing Company
Hopalicious by Ale Asylum
With the holiday season upon us, Gabe and Jeff serve up a massive show with nerd shopping recommendations and wish lists. Extensive show notes form a shopping list for the nerd in your life with some other stuff that non-nerds might even find interesting (no promises, though!).
To help ease the pain of spending money, the drink one of the best beers money can buy, Hoptologist DIPA by Knee Deep Brewing.
Hoptologist DIPA by Knee Deep Brewing
Carhartt Arctic Yukon Jacket
- Super warm
Logitech MX Master Mouse
- Pair with Better Touch Tool for Mac
Akiko Origami iPhone 6 Plus Case
E-cloth Cleaning Pack
- Large Size
- For car, desk, bag
iOttie 2 Car mount for iPhone 6 Plus
Field notes wallet
Fisher Space Pen X-750
- Rubber grip
- Slightly longer and heavier than traditional
CURB Laptop Stand
Amazon Prime Membership
- 1 year
Pappy’s Moonshine Madness Hot Barbecue Sauce
- You’ve been warned
- Seriously, this stuff is hot
Anova Immersion Cooker for Sous Vide
- I never use the Bluetooth
Instant Pot Cooker
- 1000 watts!!!
Thermos Stainless Steel King
- Threads and seal on inside so less chance of leaking
- Folding spoon
Teavana Braville Electric Kettle
- Evenly heats water
- Excellent pour spout
- Variable temperature controls
- Keep-warm mode
Cookina Reusable Cooking Sheet
- Better than foil
- Oven and grill
T-fal Nonstick Non-stick Pan
- 12” and 9” Pans
- Color Code the size for yourself
CLP Break-Free Oil
- Penetrating Oil
- Good for knives too
Smiths knife sharpener
- Adjustable for blade angle
- I mostly use the ceramic sharpener
- Can easily give a new edge too
Kaboom toilet Cleaning System
- $10 per box
- Small but very powerful fan
- Also Moth Balls
- $10 for 4
- Cedar Planks too
- $9 per set
Husqvarna 350BT Leaf blower
- Get the model with 1/8th in jack
The Collected Works of Miyazaki Blu-ray
In this episode, Gabe and Jeff discuss the features and benefits of the new Apple TV. The device has emerged as a very capable video streaming device combined with an interesting new controller that is far more capable than they expected it to be.
Siri, Plex and a decent number of launch apps add to the fact that the Apple TV seems to finally be living up to its promise of providing a way to watch varied content on demand.
Viewing is best enjoyed with beer so the hosts do some taste-testing with Dogfish Head 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPAs.
60 Minute by Dogfish Head Brewing Company
90 Minute by Dogfish Head Brewing Company
Gabe and Jeff kick around the idea of how the domination of a market can change how we perceive it as well as what products we get stuck when when certain products "win" over others.
Conversations range from the battle for our televisions to how free apps mean the best app may not always win.
It ends up being a strangely wide-ranging topic enjoyed with a Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing. (Thanks, Michael!)
Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing
Gabe and Jeff discuss the pervasiveness of negativity on the internet. How do you remain positive in a world where there are Youtube comments and a constant barrage of 140 character tirades on Twitter? Good question to explore while drinking BYOB style. Jeff brought his own Daisy Cutter by Half Acre Beer Company and Gabe poured a Quintaceratops by Brooklyn Brewing.