Cortex 38: A Vlog Is What You Make It


00:00:00   so i might have to get a new office Mike [TS]

00:00:02   I haven't found you [TS]

00:00:05   that's not the reason know that you know [TS]

00:00:07   of this script writing sanctuary that I [TS]

00:00:13   have essentially created for myself it's [TS]

00:00:16   being violated by a neighbor all know [TS]

00:00:20   even when I was much younger person I [TS]

00:00:23   always knew that I wanted to try to [TS]

00:00:26   avoid an office job like this was this [TS]

00:00:30   was a thing that I was just always aware [TS]

00:00:33   of and all of the work that i have ever [TS]

00:00:36   done [TS]

00:00:37   none of it has ever been in a real [TS]

00:00:40   office like I've worked in a library [TS]

00:00:42   I've done a bunch of work in like [TS]

00:00:44   science labs and universities and of [TS]

00:00:47   course I worked in schools and like I've [TS]

00:00:49   done tutoring and I've done all this [TS]

00:00:50   kind of stuff but it's always like I [TS]

00:00:52   have 12 absolutely avoid an office as [TS]

00:00:55   much as possible and so it's sort of [TS]

00:00:58   funny to me to realize that now is this [TS]

00:01:02   adult person i have intentionally rented [TS]

00:01:05   office in a place and of course now I i [TS]

00:01:10   do have to face some of the problems of [TS]

00:01:13   an office and one of those things as [TS]

00:01:15   neighbors and so when I first rented [TS]

00:01:20   this little writing space everything was [TS]

00:01:23   perfect because I didn't have any real [TS]

00:01:25   neighbors on either side of me and I [TS]

00:01:27   work really early in the morning and i [TS]

00:01:29   work really late at night and there's [TS]

00:01:31   usually nobody around [TS]

00:01:33   so everything was fantastic i would i [TS]

00:01:35   would walk in I would do my writing I [TS]

00:01:37   would usually be walking out of the [TS]

00:01:39   building just as all of the other office [TS]

00:01:41   monkeys were arriving which is a [TS]

00:01:43   fantastic feeling right and heading out [TS]

00:01:45   and then doing the reverse at the end of [TS]

00:01:47   the day is everybody's leaving the [TS]

00:01:48   building like I'm heading back in and [TS]

00:01:50   these are the best times for me to write [TS]

00:01:51   but since coming back from the summer [TS]

00:01:54   the office next door to me has been [TS]

00:01:57   rented and it has been rented to someone [TS]

00:02:02   who has my exact schedule as far as i [TS]

00:02:05   can tell at seven in the morning maybe [TS]

00:02:08   630 in the morning there is nobody else [TS]

00:02:11   in this entire bill [TS]

00:02:13   thing except two guys in adjacent [TS]

00:02:17   offices one of which who wants to be [TS]

00:02:20   talking out loud [TS]

00:02:22   the crazy thing this things that he is [TS]

00:02:23   writing and the other one who wants to [TS]

00:02:26   be talking to China on the phone about [TS]

00:02:29   douche-baggy sounding business things in [TS]

00:02:31   a really loud voice and I just I can't [TS]

00:02:35   work under these circumstances Mike [TS]

00:02:36   every morning he's there every evening [TS]

00:02:38   he's there i think i need to find [TS]

00:02:41   another another place to work [TS]

00:02:43   I'm very sad have you ever communicated [TS]

00:02:47   with this person in any fashion now of [TS]

00:02:50   course not never [TS]

00:02:51   now he's just there I think he's trying [TS]

00:02:54   to avoid me and I'm trying to avoid him [TS]

00:02:56   why don't you go for noise canceling or [TS]

00:02:59   something [TS]

00:02:59   what do you mean like a noise cancelling [TS]

00:03:01   headphones so you don't have to hear [TS]

00:03:03   China cools [TS]

00:03:04   well the problem is that i want to hear [TS]

00:03:07   myself speak out loud so if I'm wearing [TS]

00:03:09   noise-canceling headphones it doesn't [TS]

00:03:11   really work but there's also the problem [TS]

00:03:13   that I quite frankly don't want someone [TS]

00:03:16   who can just overhear everything that [TS]

00:03:18   I'm saying is I'm trying to work out [TS]

00:03:19   sentences like a crazy person saying the [TS]

00:03:21   same thing over and over again but you [TS]

00:03:24   don't know this person [TS]

00:03:25   it doesn't matter if I know the person i [TS]

00:03:27   know they're there and because this [TS]

00:03:30   office as far as i can tell this floor [TS]

00:03:33   of this building like with everywhere [TS]

00:03:34   else in this building was intended to be [TS]

00:03:35   an open-plan office they just happened [TS]

00:03:38   to enclose it in these little cubicles [TS]

00:03:39   which as far as i can tell are our i [TS]

00:03:42   just have plaster between all of the [TS]

00:03:44   wall so you can hear absolutely [TS]

00:03:45   everything that everybody else is doing [TS]

00:03:46   I don't want somebody else hearing me [TS]

00:03:48   working out my scripts so i think i [TS]

00:03:50   think i have to move Mike I think this [TS]

00:03:52   is this is the end result of this time [TS]

00:03:54   to pack up all of your electronics into [TS]

00:03:57   a little napkin and we have hired him [TS]

00:03:59   over a stair can mosey on down to the [TS]

00:04:01   next office space that's exactly right [TS]

00:04:04   that's what i think is gonna have to [TS]

00:04:05   happen [TS]

00:04:05   you gonna like seriously look for a new [TS]

00:04:08   place now do you think this is some kind [TS]

00:04:10   of joke [TS]

00:04:11   none oh do I sound like I'm joking you [TS]

00:04:14   you do not now I just you know I [TS]

00:04:19   remember how hard it was last time why [TS]

00:04:21   don't you just try and force him out [TS]

00:04:22   you're very macchiavelli and Mike this [TS]

00:04:24   would not have occurred to me [TS]

00:04:25   well I'm just trying to help you you [TS]

00:04:27   think I should be playing the fight song [TS]

00:04:28   at my speaker the whole morning long as [TS]

00:04:31   you're trying to make business calls yet [TS]

00:04:33   that songs back in my head again seen in [TS]

00:04:35   six months you'll never forget yesterday [TS]

00:04:42   it was very hard to find this office I [TS]

00:04:44   have have done some preliminary scouting [TS]

00:04:46   which I'm sure must look super [TS]

00:04:48   suspicious on the security cameras [TS]

00:04:49   walking all around the office and trying [TS]

00:04:51   to see if there's any empty places that [TS]

00:04:53   don't have neighbors I may have found [TS]

00:04:55   one office within the same floor to move [TS]

00:04:58   at and have made some preliminary [TS]

00:05:00   inquiries and there may be some offices [TS]

00:05:02   available in a building that is directly [TS]

00:05:04   across the street so I'm checking things [TS]

00:05:06   out but it's not a joke i really have to [TS]

00:05:09   move all right intolerable to have a [TS]

00:05:10   neighbor who's there at the same time [TS]

00:05:11   that I want to work I really just want [TS]

00:05:14   the entire floor of an office building [TS]

00:05:17   all to myself to work in and I don't [TS]

00:05:21   think that's really too much to ask [TS]

00:05:22   well I mean it's not too much to ask [TS]

00:05:24   right it's just way too much to achieve [TS]

00:05:28   but so yes I'm definitely going to have [TS]

00:05:32   to move but I do find it funny that [TS]

00:05:36   every time I walk in to the office and I [TS]

00:05:39   see the little light on next door to my [TS]

00:05:40   office think what is this guy doing here [TS]

00:05:44   right before he's like don't you have [TS]

00:05:46   someplace to be buddy right don't you [TS]

00:05:48   have some family to look after we don't [TS]

00:05:50   just want to go home [TS]

00:05:52   it's always just a funny thought to have [TS]

00:05:53   when I am also the person who was [TS]

00:05:55   standing there thinking it [TS]

00:05:56   yeah but this is like what are you doing [TS]

00:06:00   here at this time [TS]

00:06:02   says the person who is standing here at [TS]

00:06:04   this time and nobody should be here but [TS]

00:06:08   of course i am there it sounds like from [TS]

00:06:10   your description of his work that he [TS]

00:06:11   actually has more of a reason to be [TS]

00:06:13   there than you [TS]

00:06:14   yes far as i can tell he definitely does [TS]

00:06:16   he's always making calls to different [TS]

00:06:17   time zones so he actually has a like you [TS]

00:06:21   needs to be in the office it sounds like [TS]

00:06:22   those particular times i just prefer to [TS]

00:06:25   work at those particular times I don't [TS]

00:06:26   think I want this guy's job [TS]

00:06:28   no you don't think you want to be making [TS]

00:06:30   calls to China at six in the morning [TS]

00:06:33   no I don't think I want to do that no it [TS]

00:06:35   doesn't sound like fun I did peek in his [TS]

00:06:37   office though because of course [TS]

00:06:38   I can't help let's buy a little bit like [TS]

00:06:41   what does this guy do and it was the [TS]

00:06:43   most hilarious stereotypical business [TS]

00:06:45   office on the inside because he had a [TS]

00:06:46   bunch of sticky notes up on the wall but [TS]

00:06:48   also just also had a whiteboard with [TS]

00:06:51   just words written on it [TS]

00:06:53   words like impact swiftness responses [TS]

00:06:58   when it's like randomly all like yeah in [TS]

00:06:59   sentences now just like big big words [TS]

00:07:03   just written out you know just like this [TS]

00:07:06   looks like the inside of a business book [TS]

00:07:08   right sweetness is important [TS]

00:07:10   okay great how do you do that can you [TS]

00:07:12   not remember that like this you have to [TS]

00:07:15   write it down like I would understand it [TS]

00:07:17   being there if it was written by a boss [TS]

00:07:20   in a bigger office right right but if [TS]

00:07:22   it's just him on his own [TS]

00:07:24   just don't eat those reminders i don't [TS]

00:07:26   know i think when he's making the calls [TS]

00:07:29   you look at the whiteboard with those [TS]

00:07:31   words written on it it's like an [TS]

00:07:32   operation for impact says something to [TS]

00:07:35   him [TS]

00:07:35   it speaks to him about what he does [TS]

00:07:37   mikey sounds like a like a hard-working [TS]

00:07:40   guy you know minutes ago you wanted me [TS]

00:07:44   to harass them out of the office which [TS]

00:07:46   was not my plan my plan was to simply [TS]

00:07:47   relocate like a civilized person I never [TS]

00:07:50   said you should i just wanted if you had [TS]

00:07:53   now I had not okay i had that chase them [TS]

00:07:57   out of town itself isn't big enough for [TS]

00:07:59   the both of us buddy [TS]

00:08:00   yeah but it isn't then that's the [TS]

00:08:02   problem that really isn't you should [TS]

00:08:05   sneak in and write things on his [TS]

00:08:06   whiteboard know these doors have locks [TS]

00:08:08   i'm not i'm not picking a lock and [TS]

00:08:10   breaking into somebody's office so how [TS]

00:08:12   did you peek in with like a window [TS]

00:08:14   yeah just just as with every office [TS]

00:08:17   building ever it seems like now that the [TS]

00:08:19   fashionable thing is to have doors that [TS]

00:08:23   are glass that are partially frosted but [TS]

00:08:26   not entirely frosted so that everybody [TS]

00:08:28   can just look in if you convert heels up [TS]

00:08:31   no Mike I have not covered my not mainly [TS]

00:08:32   because it's a real pain about to try to [TS]

00:08:34   cover up the glass door and you know [TS]

00:08:36   what I really don't need to draw any [TS]

00:08:38   more attention to myself like I already [TS]

00:08:41   taped over some of the lights in the [TS]

00:08:43   ceiling because the way they were [TS]

00:08:45   glaring off of my ipad was really [TS]

00:08:47   annoying and again ups I'm absolutely [TS]

00:08:49   sure that somebody noticed [TS]

00:08:51   that half the lights have taped off and [TS]

00:08:53   just like last thing I need is to put a [TS]

00:08:55   flag over the door i think i think that [TS]

00:08:57   would pretty much guarantee that they [TS]

00:08:58   that when I request to move to a [TS]

00:09:00   different office they would probably [TS]

00:09:02   just say no they might do anyway because [TS]

00:09:05   it's just gonna be like he done [TS]

00:09:07   something in there that you can talk [TS]

00:09:08   about now he just wants out what it is [TS]

00:09:12   yeah there's something hidden under the [TS]

00:09:14   floorboards yeah like when they found me [TS]

00:09:16   the first day digging them up [TS]

00:09:17   oh ya doing with all the wiring down [TS]

00:09:20   there is preparing the space we have [TS]

00:09:22   never you mind [TS]

00:09:24   nothing nothing I need a new office now [TS]

00:09:26   why I just can't be in that one anymore [TS]

00:09:29   yeah that will literally be my reason [TS]

00:09:32   the other one is no good can i please [TS]

00:09:34   switch I've been workin in the lobby of [TS]

00:09:36   my main office to get away from the guy [TS]

00:09:39   next door to me I'll but it has been a [TS]

00:09:41   joy for everybody with high mechanical [TS]

00:09:43   keyboard white second wait just pretty [TS]

00:09:46   sure has not made anybody happy [TS]

00:09:48   so to escape the one person who talks on [TS]

00:09:52   the phone [TS]

00:09:53   you've moved to the lobby where people [TS]

00:09:55   are I'm sure going in and out all day [TS]

00:09:58   how is this better I guess I do need to [TS]

00:10:01   explain a few things here the building [TS]

00:10:02   that i'm working in made this very very [TS]

00:10:06   strange maneuver and that they used to [TS]

00:10:08   have a nice open lobby with nothing in [TS]

00:10:10   it and then they turned it into another [TS]

00:10:13   openoffice that they could rent out to [TS]

00:10:16   many other people which every time I see [TS]

00:10:18   it I think must be the worst openoffice [TS]

00:10:20   anywhere in the world because the lobby [TS]

00:10:25   is all open air and every echo from [TS]

00:10:28   anywhere in the building everyone in the [TS]

00:10:30   lobby can hear the elevators talking [TS]

00:10:32   about opening and closing their doors [TS]

00:10:34   all day long [TS]

00:10:35   it bounces off the building it's [TS]

00:10:38   absolutely terrible space for anybody to [TS]

00:10:40   work but i'm presuming that is [TS]

00:10:42   profitable for the building owner to [TS]

00:10:43   rent out so they turned it into an open [TS]

00:10:45   office but it does also mean that [TS]

00:10:46   there's a bunch of places for random [TS]

00:10:48   people like me just to sit down and work [TS]

00:10:50   if they want to and this is the key [TS]

00:10:53   thing as you may remember my actual [TS]

00:10:55   writing space has nowhere to sit [TS]

00:10:58   because i asked them to take the chair [TS]

00:10:59   away it only has the standing desk and [TS]

00:11:02   so [TS]

00:11:03   if I'm standing up what i want to do and [TS]

00:11:06   what I am most effective at is pacing [TS]

00:11:08   around talking out loud and writing but [TS]

00:11:12   if I can't do that because somebody else [TS]

00:11:14   is in the office next door to me talking [TS]

00:11:17   on the phone then i have to go sit down [TS]

00:11:19   and write silently like I used to do in [TS]

00:11:21   cafes bunch so then i have to relocate [TS]

00:11:23   to somewhere there's a chair and the [TS]

00:11:25   only place that there is a chair is the [TS]

00:11:27   big open-air lobby downstairs and then I [TS]

00:11:30   bring my noise-canceling headphones and [TS]

00:11:33   my very loud mechanical keyboard and [TS]

00:11:35   just work away on a script down there [TS]

00:11:37   that's what i've been doing but it is it [TS]

00:11:39   is non-ideal mechanical keyboard is [TS]

00:11:41   almost like bullying I don't think it's [TS]

00:11:43   like bullying look if if everything I [TS]

00:11:46   brought this into like a library or [TS]

00:11:48   something i would agree with you like [TS]

00:11:49   yes this is this is totally [TS]

00:11:51   inappropriate but it is already the [TS]

00:11:54   worst openoffice anywhere in the world [TS]

00:11:56   that is the loudest with the most echoes [TS]

00:11:59   with elevator sounds with everything [TS]

00:12:02   that there could possibly be so I feel [TS]

00:12:04   like maybe bring a mechanical keyboard [TS]

00:12:06   down their work and to type on it can't [TS]

00:12:09   be making it more than one percent more [TS]

00:12:11   uncomfortable than it was before [TS]

00:12:13   why don't you just get a chair in the [TS]

00:12:15   office I don't want to share in the [TS]

00:12:17   office if I have a chair in the office [TS]

00:12:19   that I need to also have a desk that I [TS]

00:12:21   consider with the chair [TS]

00:12:22   this is no good you have them into [TS]

00:12:24   stacked on top of each other right but [TS]

00:12:26   the the lower desk is not an appropriate [TS]

00:12:28   sitting height [TS]

00:12:29   look it's just easier to go down into [TS]

00:12:31   the lobby with my keyboard and I don't [TS]

00:12:33   understand what's so hard to understand [TS]

00:12:35   about this like I just grabbed it and I [TS]

00:12:36   go downstairs and this is easier i don't [TS]

00:12:38   want to chair in my little office it'll [TS]

00:12:40   get in the way when I'm pacing around [TS]

00:12:41   that would be no good [TS]

00:12:42   ok I've ever sent you a picture of this [TS]

00:12:45   openoffice don't think i have their this [TS]

00:12:47   is this is a picture of it [TS]

00:12:49   that's disgusting yeah isn't it awful i [TS]

00:12:51   will just say however that like while I [TS]

00:12:53   will have to work downstairs and it is [TS]

00:12:56   non-ideal in the theme of open offices [TS]

00:13:00   allow spying the most interesting thing [TS]

00:13:02   is that it does seem like the people [TS]

00:13:04   working in that open office downstairs [TS]

00:13:06   are some kind of startup accelerator but [TS]

00:13:08   it looks like they're hamsters to be [TS]

00:13:12   honest [TS]

00:13:12   in some kind of experiment that's what [TS]

00:13:15   it looks like yeah yeah the physical [TS]

00:13:17   setup is is not ideal but it's [TS]

00:13:20   interesting to spy essentially and to [TS]

00:13:24   listen in on them practicing their [TS]

00:13:27   starting pitches for venture capitalists [TS]

00:13:29   so if i'm not writing sometimes I'll [TS]

00:13:31   take off my headphones and spy but I [TS]

00:13:33   feel like it's not spying you're workin [TS]

00:13:35   in the lobby and talking out loud I'm [TS]

00:13:37   just you know just happen to be [TS]

00:13:38   overhearing the interesting things that [TS]

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00:16:00   laugh and all right like are you going [TS]

00:16:03   to talk about this project that you've [TS]

00:16:07   been sharing with me for the past couple [TS]

00:16:08   of weeks sending me the links things to [TS]

00:16:11   look at [TS]

00:16:12   obviously a project that is on your mind [TS]

00:16:15   a lot but that yet seem reluctant to [TS]

00:16:19   talk about are we gonna talk about this [TS]

00:16:21   today I think we should talk about this [TS]

00:16:23   today we're only talking about this [TS]

00:16:24   today because you're forcing me to talk [TS]

00:16:26   about this [TS]

00:16:26   I'm not forcing you to talk about this i [TS]

00:16:28   think you want to talk about this [TS]

00:16:30   oh I do hard to do it is difficult [TS]

00:16:32   because i'm working on a new thing which [TS]

00:16:35   is full of risks and I feel like I'm not [TS]

00:16:39   ready but you're telling me now and it's [TS]

00:16:42   now or never [TS]

00:16:43   basically that i have to talk about this [TS]

00:16:45   but I think we need to talk about this [TS]

00:16:47   because you've been sending me links [TS]

00:16:48   stuff to look at [TS]

00:16:50   and I think you are falling for the kind [TS]

00:16:54   of thing that many people embarking on [TS]

00:16:57   new projects fall for which is this idea [TS]

00:16:59   that you need some kind of perfect plan [TS]

00:17:03   and everything absolutely ready in place [TS]

00:17:05   before you can go ahead so I disagree [TS]

00:17:10   with your point but there's no point in [TS]

00:17:13   arguing it until we talk about it and [TS]

00:17:14   then we can come back to that about the [TS]

00:17:16   idea of the perfect plan right but i [TS]

00:17:18   think from what I've seen and I think we [TS]

00:17:21   should just we should just go from here [TS]

00:17:23   even if you don't feel like you're ready [TS]

00:17:25   because you never actually will be more [TS]

00:17:26   ready [TS]

00:17:27   so what are you working on my can tell [TS]

00:17:29   the people a youtube channel [TS]

00:17:31   who [TS]

00:17:32   what are you gonna do on your YouTube [TS]

00:17:33   channel mike i am working on a vlogging [TS]

00:17:36   project now that anybody who doesn't [TS]

00:17:39   know what blogging is that the style of [TS]

00:17:42   which i am going to be working on is [TS]

00:17:46   basically just showing things happening [TS]

00:17:49   in my life and talking about things that [TS]

00:17:53   I'm interested in [TS]

00:17:54   so it's basically just going to be me [TS]

00:17:57   and the camera and the viewer just maybe [TS]

00:18:01   going around London or I'm home and I [TS]

00:18:04   got things to show and I got things to [TS]

00:18:05   talk about [TS]

00:18:06   that's effectively what I'm doing so I [TS]

00:18:09   have many influences for this i have [TS]

00:18:12   recently become obsessed with casey nice [TS]

00:18:13   nap [TS]

00:18:14   whoo and I've been thinking about doing [TS]

00:18:16   something like this for awhile because [TS]

00:18:19   i've been coming more and more [TS]

00:18:21   interested in blogging and we spoken [TS]

00:18:23   about some of the channel 2 i've been [TS]

00:18:24   watching on this show and now I just [TS]

00:18:29   feel compelled to do this in a way that [TS]

00:18:34   reminds me of how it felt when I was [TS]

00:18:37   compelled to begin podcasting I just [TS]

00:18:39   feel like I have a thing in my brain [TS]

00:18:42   that I want to get out and I feel like I [TS]

00:18:48   have ideas of how i would do something [TS]

00:18:52   like this and instead of just sitting [TS]

00:18:54   and watching other people's work and [TS]

00:18:56   being like I would do it differently who [TS]

00:18:57   I feel like I need to show how I would [TS]

00:19:00   do it [TS]

00:19:01   so this where the project came from i [TS]

00:19:03   think but i have more reasons than that [TS]

00:19:06   i felt that i was i was just going to [TS]

00:19:11   say that as with many projects that [TS]

00:19:16   people eventually embark on this is this [TS]

00:19:17   is something that when we meet up on [TS]

00:19:20   occasion in person I feel like you have [TS]

00:19:21   had this clearly on the back of your [TS]

00:19:25   mind is something you've been circling [TS]

00:19:26   around or I don't know maybe six months [TS]

00:19:32   four months like this is clearly been [TS]

00:19:34   something that has been mentioned you're [TS]

00:19:36   talking about bloggers and talking about [TS]

00:19:38   how vlogs are put together what makes [TS]

00:19:42   vlogs interesting what you could do in a [TS]

00:19:44   blog like this is [TS]

00:19:45   clearly something that has been growing [TS]

00:19:48   in your mind overtime and so whenever it [TS]

00:19:51   was maybe a week ago when you finally [TS]

00:19:54   sent me the first link to take a look at [TS]

00:19:56   the first thing that you have put [TS]

00:19:57   together i was happy i thought I here we [TS]

00:20:00   go [TS]

00:20:00   Mike's finally getting this out of his [TS]

00:20:01   head and he's making something happen [TS]

00:20:05   with this [TS]

00:20:06   yeah so I don't you yet fully have a [TS]

00:20:12   real plan for what this is going to [TS]

00:20:16   result in being who which is why I don't [TS]

00:20:20   feel like I'm ready but there are a few [TS]

00:20:23   things that I do know who I know it [TS]

00:20:26   won't be daily oh yeah another thing you [TS]

00:20:28   have time for your schedule [TS]

00:20:30   not right now it may turn into that in [TS]

00:20:32   the future but right now it's not and i [TS]

00:20:35   am taking a page from your book and I [TS]

00:20:37   don't have a shared room which i will be [TS]

00:20:39   uploading videos because as it turns out [TS]

00:20:42   right now in my life I don't have [TS]

00:20:45   something to put together in video form [TS]

00:20:47   every day because there may be multiple [TS]

00:20:49   days where it's just me at home i don't [TS]

00:20:52   know if i can make of a lot of [TS]

00:20:55   interesting stuff out that every single [TS]

00:20:56   day [TS]

00:20:57   whoo-hoo so I'm kind of playing around [TS]

00:21:00   with it and seeing what comes out [TS]

00:21:02   however in the last week I've made three [TS]

00:21:04   videos so I've been bitten by the bug he [TS]

00:21:08   definitely have been you definitely have [TS]

00:21:10   been bitten by the bug and yes i think i [TS]

00:21:12   think it's excellent to not necessarily [TS]

00:21:14   commit yourself to schedule starting [TS]

00:21:17   this off even though that is the [TS]

00:21:20   contrary advice to the standard YouTube [TS]

00:21:21   advice like oh you should definitely [TS]

00:21:23   have a schedule [TS]

00:21:24   obviously i don't agree with that and I [TS]

00:21:27   think that you should do exactly what [TS]

00:21:28   you're doing here which is when you can [TS]

00:21:31   put something together put something [TS]

00:21:34   together but to commit yourself to a [TS]

00:21:37   schedule when you are running this whole [TS]

00:21:40   lot of their podcasting empire on the [TS]

00:21:41   side and may have many days in a row [TS]

00:21:45   where your day is sitting in front of a [TS]

00:21:47   microphone like you just you can't [TS]

00:21:48   necessarily commit to a particular [TS]

00:21:50   schedule with that not so I think this [TS]

00:21:52   is this is totally totally the right way [TS]

00:21:55   to go [TS]

00:21:56   because this is 100-percent a side [TS]

00:21:58   project and i have my own business to [TS]

00:22:01   run as you say so and I can't jeopardize [TS]

00:22:03   my real business which puts food on my [TS]

00:22:07   table for another little idea that I [TS]

00:22:10   have which might be fun [TS]

00:22:12   Lou so i need to be realistic about it [TS]

00:22:14   in that way but I also feel like at [TS]

00:22:18   least the listeners of the show you know [TS]

00:22:21   we know that people like to know what [TS]

00:22:22   happens in the life of someone who is [TS]

00:22:24   self-employed and i think i can bring [TS]

00:22:26   some of that into these videos as well [TS]

00:22:29   you know to kind of show what my life is [TS]

00:22:31   like get a bit behind the scenes in the [TS]

00:22:33   type of thing that I do and maybe also [TS]

00:22:35   just talk about some of the things and [TS]

00:22:37   some of the challenges that I go through [TS]

00:22:38   in trying to run my business I can see [TS]

00:22:41   it as a kind of just a companion to [TS]

00:22:43   everything that I do which I guess is [TS]

00:22:45   what of log is right well as log is what [TS]

00:22:51   you make it [TS]

00:22:53   I like 44 many bloggers the vlog is the [TS]

00:22:58   main thing right that this is like the [TS]

00:23:00   central point of their life but I think [TS]

00:23:03   it's also very clear that four tons of [TS]

00:23:06   loggers like including Casey nice tat [TS]

00:23:08   that the the vlog is like an additional [TS]

00:23:11   thing to the prime thing that they do in [TS]

00:23:14   their life right that and and and i [TS]

00:23:17   think that that actually ends up almost [TS]

00:23:19   almost always tending to be the much [TS]

00:23:21   more interesting blogs because you know [TS]

00:23:26   when that when the vlog is the central [TS]

00:23:28   thing in and of itself it's a no it just [TS]

00:23:32   has a different feeling to me then this [TS]

00:23:35   person has an interesting life outside [TS]

00:23:38   of this vlog and the end the vlog is [TS]

00:23:40   simply showing you a little bit of what [TS]

00:23:44   is it like to be this person and at [TS]

00:23:46   least for me personally I don't find it [TS]

00:23:48   super interesting when it's like what is [TS]

00:23:49   it like to be this person [TS]

00:23:52   well this what it's like to be this [TS]

00:23:54   person is a person who's always showing [TS]

00:23:57   you what it's like to be them right like [TS]

00:23:59   if the vlog is the main thing so I can [TS]

00:24:01   totally see this as something working [TS]

00:24:03   for you as a compendium [TS]

00:24:06   to what it is that you're doing and all [TS]

00:24:09   kinds of other areas so I i think this [TS]

00:24:12   is like this is an interesting project [TS]

00:24:14   for you to have on the side like I'm [TS]

00:24:17   kind of curious to see where this is [TS]

00:24:19   going to end up going but I'm i would [TS]

00:24:22   like to know that what you said you got [TS]

00:24:24   bitten by the the bug as this is like a [TS]

00:24:28   thing that you want to do but like why [TS]

00:24:32   do you think that happened to you like [TS]

00:24:35   why do you think this was a project that [TS]

00:24:38   you became attracted to overtime [TS]

00:24:42   let me just take this brief aside to say [TS]

00:24:45   that my channel is youtube.com slash my [TS]

00:24:47   curly that's that is that in case you [TS]

00:24:51   want to go watch the videos that i put [TS]

00:24:52   together right now oh so you're going to [TS]

00:24:54   the ones that you have shown me you're [TS]

00:24:56   definitely going to put them up i think [TS]

00:24:57   so [TS]

00:24:58   a good good you definitely should ok [TS]

00:25:00   other this is this was for the listener [TS]

00:25:03   there's a little bit of uncertainty here [TS]

00:25:04   where Mike was sending my videos and [TS]

00:25:05   he's like Oh what do you think about [TS]

00:25:06   this maybe i'll put up maybe I don't and [TS]

00:25:08   I think you should totally put up those [TS]

00:25:10   three videos and have them available for [TS]

00:25:11   people so yes put them up you're all [TS]

00:25:13   locked in now [TS]

00:25:14   great Mike's first three videos will be [TS]

00:25:17   up at youtube.com slash my curly so you [TS]

00:25:21   asked y like y videos you know what why [TS]

00:25:23   is this a thing that has caught your [TS]

00:25:27   attention to the point at which it's [TS]

00:25:30   gotten over the barriers of like is this [TS]

00:25:32   a project that you should work on like [TS]

00:25:34   why is it attracted your attention why [TS]

00:25:35   is it a thing that you want to work on I [TS]

00:25:38   learned something about myself about [TS]

00:25:40   five or six years ago that writing is [TS]

00:25:43   not my thing [TS]

00:25:44   even I can do it I'm competent at it i [TS]

00:25:48   can put out some interesting stuff if I [TS]

00:25:51   try art but I don't enjoy it and around [TS]

00:25:55   that time what I realized was I've [TS]

00:25:57   really loved podcasts listening to [TS]

00:26:01   podcasts and it became a real source of [TS]

00:26:04   entertainment for me and then I thought [TS]

00:26:07   to myself I could do this so i did it [TS]

00:26:10   and I've now with a lot of hard work and [TS]

00:26:14   some walkthrough and I've made it into a [TS]

00:26:16   business [TS]

00:26:17   recently maybe in the last year I have [TS]

00:26:21   become more interested in YouTube as a [TS]

00:26:23   medium of entertainment previously [TS]

00:26:25   youtube for me was just follow the link [TS]

00:26:28   from somewhere else and watch this video [TS]

00:26:30   that people are talking about but now I [TS]

00:26:35   think really since i got an apple TV [TS]

00:26:36   it's become more of a thing in my life [TS]

00:26:38   because I take breaks in my day and one [TS]

00:26:41   of the ways i take breaks in my day now [TS]

00:26:43   is to turn on the appletv open the [TS]

00:26:44   YouTube app and see what the algorithm [TS]

00:26:47   is giving me when I'm been finding some [TS]

00:26:50   channels along the way and I've been [TS]

00:26:53   watching them and I finding myself [TS]

00:26:54   gravitating more towards watching people [TS]

00:26:58   in their lives and I think part of the [TS]

00:27:00   reason for that is since i started my [TS]

00:27:04   business I spend a lot more time [TS]

00:27:06   secluded then I used to which is fine i [TS]

00:27:11   not complaining i love my life as it is [TS]

00:27:14   but I've noticed that and I think part [TS]

00:27:17   of it is I'm looking for just to see [TS]

00:27:20   what other people are doing and there's [TS]

00:27:21   like a little bit of an escape that I [TS]

00:27:23   can take by watching somebody take a [TS]

00:27:26   flight to Dubai and spend a day there [TS]

00:27:29   right [TS]

00:27:30   who so I think my brain is kind of [TS]

00:27:32   gravitated to that so whilst that's been [TS]

00:27:34   happening to me [TS]

00:27:36   I've becoming more and more interested [TS]

00:27:38   in YouTube as a medium and video as a [TS]

00:27:42   medium so I've just been paying more [TS]

00:27:44   attention to it and while side [TS]

00:27:47   previously been very hesitant of video I [TS]

00:27:50   started to see a way that i thought i [TS]

00:27:54   could put things together without your [TS]

00:27:58   sort of time investment who write [TS]

00:28:01   because that was always my thinking was [TS]

00:28:03   like if I made something would it be [TS]

00:28:06   something animated because I don't [TS]

00:28:08   really want to be on camera and then [TS]

00:28:11   thinking all how I have to learn this [TS]

00:28:13   stuff and it would take me a long time [TS]

00:28:14   to do but I had some thoughts in my mind [TS]

00:28:18   where I thought to myself I could [TS]

00:28:20   combine some of the skills that I've [TS]

00:28:21   learned in crafting audio and editing [TS]

00:28:23   audio to allow me to create video so [TS]

00:28:27   that was kind of the thesis is can I [TS]

00:28:29   take these skills to help me create [TS]

00:28:31   something that I'm happy with with the [TS]

00:28:34   minimum amount of time invested so this [TS]

00:28:37   is just the thing that was like bouncing [TS]

00:28:38   around in my brain like can I get a good [TS]

00:28:42   quality video without having to make it [TS]

00:28:45   all i do in my life right so the more [TS]

00:28:50   and more of this stuff that I watched [TS]

00:28:51   the more and more I felt like I had an [TS]

00:28:53   idea of what was going on like how these [TS]

00:28:57   things were being put together like I [TS]

00:28:59   couldn't stop seeing the seams right so [TS]

00:29:04   when you're watching when you're [TS]

00:29:05   watching the vlogs part of your brain is [TS]

00:29:08   constantly thinking about how all of the [TS]

00:29:12   shots are constructed yep what what is [TS]

00:29:15   this person doing in this scene [TS]

00:29:17   how is this shot arranged how is this [TS]

00:29:20   section flowing into this section like [TS]

00:29:21   that's that's what your brain is kind of [TS]

00:29:23   running in the background while you're [TS]

00:29:24   watching blogs [TS]

00:29:25   yep and then I couldn't stop thinking [TS]

00:29:27   about it right and then I thought to [TS]

00:29:31   myself maybe I should try this and then [TS]

00:29:35   the thing happened to me that I no means [TS]

00:29:40   i have to do something now so in the [TS]

00:29:43   last few years all the projects that [TS]

00:29:45   I've really kind of felt like I needed [TS]

00:29:47   to try and go out my conference on a [TS]

00:29:49   little bit and try they all kept me up [TS]

00:29:52   at night [TS]

00:29:53   who and this kept me up at night [TS]

00:29:55   thinking about this like I would lay in [TS]

00:29:58   bed i would turn everything off i put my [TS]

00:30:00   head on the pillow and I wouldn't sleep [TS]

00:30:01   like two hours because I couldn't stop [TS]

00:30:04   thinking about doing this [TS]

00:30:07   who so I've decided to do it one of the [TS]

00:30:11   big things in podcasting that we talk [TS]

00:30:13   about all the time is discovery right [TS]

00:30:17   discovery tools that there's no way for [TS]

00:30:20   people to find podcasts it's very very [TS]

00:30:23   hard if you like and listen to one [TS]

00:30:27   podcast to find other podcast that you [TS]

00:30:31   you want to listen to and that that cut [TS]

00:30:34   that comes out of the thing which i [TS]

00:30:36   think you and i quite liked about the [TS]

00:30:38   casting world which is that there is no [TS]

00:30:40   central authority [TS]

00:30:41   it's just the wild wild west but a flip [TS]

00:30:45   side of that is since all of the [TS]

00:30:47   individual podcasters are kind of doing [TS]

00:30:50   their own thing and every podcast [TS]

00:30:52   listener is mostly just an aggregate of [TS]

00:30:56   all of those individuals there is no [TS]

00:30:59   central authority to do the correlation [TS]

00:31:03   and the number-crunching to try to [TS]

00:31:04   figure out if you listen to this [TS]

00:31:07   you might also want to listen to this [TS]

00:31:09   and I think podcasting will almost [TS]

00:31:13   always be facing that kind of discovery [TS]

00:31:15   problem [TS]

00:31:17   yeah I've basically like over the last [TS]

00:31:19   year have realized that the only way to [TS]

00:31:22   fix this is a way that I'm unhappy with [TS]

00:31:25   with my medium which is to give away all [TS]

00:31:28   my control [TS]

00:31:29   right right so what I've just why I've [TS]

00:31:32   realized is YouTube already fix this [TS]

00:31:34   problem with their algorithm and by [TS]

00:31:38   never letting anyone ever have the [TS]

00:31:40   control right so it's time for me to [TS]

00:31:42   give in to the algorithm but that's all [TS]

00:31:45   I'm going to youtube ahead and if [TS]

00:31:50   there's anything I have learned over my [TS]

00:31:51   youtube career it is [TS]

00:31:54   don't try to fight the algorithm for had [TS]

00:31:57   just just accepted as a thing that [TS]

00:32:00   exists in the world and don't try don't [TS]

00:32:03   try to fight that algorithm I don't [TS]

00:32:05   think podcasting really needs the [TS]

00:32:07   algorithm [TS]

00:32:09   I mean that that's kind of that the [TS]

00:32:11   conclusion that I've drawn here is like [TS]

00:32:13   that can live on its own and continue [TS]

00:32:15   doing its thing in my opinion it's fine [TS]

00:32:18   as it is but I want to see what the [TS]

00:32:21   algorithm can do I want to see what [TS]

00:32:23   YouTube algorithm is capable of [TS]

00:32:25   yeah because I know I find more and more [TS]

00:32:28   interesting things to watch every single [TS]

00:32:29   day because i'm feeding the algorithm so [TS]

00:32:32   now i want to be a part of the algorithm [TS]

00:32:36   right i think that there's not [TS]

00:32:39   unreasonable thing to do and and [TS]

00:32:42   obviously we've discussed the YouTube [TS]

00:32:44   algorithm many times and and of course [TS]

00:32:46   everybody's individual experiences is [TS]

00:32:48   different but i agree with you that I am [TS]

00:32:50   as far as all of the the universe of [TS]

00:32:55   things that try to recommend you stuff [TS]

00:32:57   you know like Amazon tries to figure out [TS]

00:32:59   what you want to buy right on netflix [TS]

00:33:00   tries to figure out what you want to [TS]

00:33:02   watch next [TS]

00:33:03   i'm probably going to rank the YouTube [TS]

00:33:05   algorithm is as the best of all of the [TS]

00:33:08   recommendation engines out there it's [TS]

00:33:10   the most effective at being correct yeah [TS]

00:33:12   how successful is it at picking the next [TS]

00:33:15   video that i want to watch it's pretty [TS]

00:33:19   successful if I'm if I'm just on youtube [TS]

00:33:22   and I'm and I'm looking at some stuff [TS]

00:33:23   and you know what part of that is [TS]

00:33:27   actually this is like don't you know [TS]

00:33:29   don't fight the algorithm and this [TS]

00:33:33   notion of YouTube discovery is it is [TS]

00:33:35   part of the reason why i put the [TS]

00:33:37   podcasts up on youtube like I think it's [TS]

00:33:40   you know what like throw it into the [TS]

00:33:42   YouTube algorithm right and and have it [TS]

00:33:44   be available for YouTube 22 using this [TS]

00:33:48   gigantic stew of things people might [TS]

00:33:52   like [TS]

00:33:53   now obviously youtube is not designed [TS]

00:33:56   for podcast but I feel like can't hurt [TS]

00:33:59   can't hurt to have that stuff up there [TS]

00:34:00   can't hurt to have cortex in podcast [TS]

00:34:03   form up on youtube just throw it in [TS]

00:34:05   there as part of the algorithm but i [TS]

00:34:09   think what you're doing by doing the [TS]

00:34:11   vlog and looking at this algorithm is [TS]

00:34:14   very interesting because unlike unlike [TS]

00:34:17   the podcasting which is not native [TS]

00:34:18   you're trying to play the native game [TS]

00:34:21   and to see to see how many people will [TS]

00:34:27   find you or find your stuff interesting [TS]

00:34:29   to watch [TS]

00:34:31   so like here's the the perfect scenario [TS]

00:34:33   here right for me [TS]

00:34:35   like what is the the thing I am [TS]

00:34:37   genuinely aiming for which is to be in [TS]

00:34:41   the algorithm and to build a presence on [TS]

00:34:43   youtube to feed the podcasts buzo the [TS]

00:34:48   podcasts are out of the algorithm and I [TS]

00:34:50   don't think there's ever going to be a [TS]

00:34:51   big benefit for the algorithm like to [TS]

00:34:54   take those in because they're so long [TS]

00:34:56   it's completely on ideal right and and [TS]

00:35:00   hello cortex you described as you're [TS]

00:35:02   amazing [TS]

00:35:02   right but I could never do what you're [TS]

00:35:04   doing [TS]

00:35:04   yeah I always find it confusing that as [TS]

00:35:06   many people listen to podcasts on [TS]

00:35:08   youtube as there are there are there are [TS]

00:35:10   actually a surprising number of podcast [TS]

00:35:12   upload to youtube but I i agree with you [TS]

00:35:14   that that's almost certainly a tiny tiny [TS]

00:35:17   number of people who find a thing that [TS]

00:35:19   they like that they didn't know about [TS]

00:35:20   already like I'll take them [TS]

00:35:22   that's great welcome idea it's not is [TS]

00:35:25   not working within what YouTube really [TS]

00:35:28   wants which is video content that's [TS]

00:35:31   actual engaging video content for people [TS]

00:35:34   to watch so it's like that's the [TS]

00:35:36   business angle for me like is building [TS]

00:35:39   up an audience from other areas and then [TS]

00:35:43   letting them know that I have all these [TS]

00:35:45   pumpkins something can listen to as well [TS]

00:35:47   as a while a way to try and get those [TS]

00:35:50   out there a little bit more to new [TS]

00:35:52   people [TS]

00:35:54   right right so this is this is discovery [TS]

00:35:56   in a double sense [TS]

00:35:57   yeah that that by by extending a [TS]

00:36:00   pseudopod out into the YouTube world you [TS]

00:36:05   can have people discover who you are who [TS]

00:36:09   might not even be aware of podcast as a [TS]

00:36:11   thing that exists or just mine [TS]

00:36:14   the airport is yours and then bring them [TS]

00:36:17   into the fold like oh I like this my [TS]

00:36:19   curly guy he makes interesting videos [TS]

00:36:22   and then of course obviously because [TS]

00:36:24   you're making videos about what you do [TS]

00:36:25   it will be obvious that you run a [TS]

00:36:28   podcasting company that this is a thing [TS]

00:36:30   that you do and also the things i'll be [TS]

00:36:32   making videos about the things that I [TS]

00:36:34   enjoy and I've podcast about everything [TS]

00:36:36   i enjoy roof so it's all going to be you [TS]

00:36:39   know I think it's just a good way to [TS]

00:36:40   kind of build up but the other part of [TS]

00:36:43   it and the real part of like the real [TS]

00:36:44   reason I'm doing this is because i like [TS]

00:36:47   to do new things i find doing new things [TS]

00:36:49   fun and this is a new skill to learn who [TS]

00:36:54   and I also kind of need this stuff i [TS]

00:36:56   need to find new things to keep myself [TS]

00:36:59   interested in my creative work and [TS]

00:37:02   taking risks and going in new directions [TS]

00:37:05   helps keep me engaged and active and [TS]

00:37:10   stuff because i don't have a side [TS]

00:37:12   project anymore really love and I know [TS]

00:37:15   from my history that side projects [TS]

00:37:17   I enjoy them so this can now be a kind [TS]

00:37:20   of a side project for me [TS]

00:37:23   yeah i think all creative people do need [TS]

00:37:25   side projects because I tried doing like [TS]

00:37:28   side-project podcasts who but that [TS]

00:37:31   didn't fulfill that part of me right [TS]

00:37:36   it's still just felt like the same thing [TS]

00:37:38   you're doing now you're doing the same [TS]

00:37:40   thing again in a bit you know different [TS]

00:37:43   topic but it's still the same thing [TS]

00:37:44   because the production is the same right [TS]

00:37:48   so like the the talking part is fun in [TS]

00:37:52   different ways because it's about [TS]

00:37:53   different things but then it's always [TS]

00:37:55   the same production and the production [TS]

00:37:58   for video is very very different and i [TS]

00:38:01   have been surprised how much of my [TS]

00:38:03   skills are transferable from audio [TS]

00:38:05   editing to video editing many more than [TS]

00:38:08   i expected to be honest who and also [TS]

00:38:10   final cut pro is like an oasis in a [TS]

00:38:14   desert compared to logic which is just [TS]

00:38:17   analyst and forever like Final Cut Pro [TS]

00:38:21   the new on Final Cut Pro 10 is super [TS]

00:38:24   easy to pick up i found if you've used [TS]

00:38:27   any kind of editing tool of any kind in [TS]

00:38:29   the past like there are tools in there [TS]

00:38:31   that I'm really getting used to and I'm [TS]

00:38:33   learning how to do things and I'm doing [TS]

00:38:35   silly things like things that I know [TS]

00:38:37   it's silly but they're working and I'm [TS]

00:38:38   kind of enjoying playing around like I [TS]

00:38:41   have been spending many hours in Final [TS]

00:38:43   Cut Pro and they have been just flying [TS]

00:38:45   by the truth i think this is an [TS]

00:38:50   interesting to point out for side [TS]

00:38:52   projects as well that are going on or [TS]

00:38:54   that have a higher likelihood of being [TS]

00:38:56   successful is that people I see who have [TS]

00:39:01   successful side projects a very common [TS]

00:39:04   theme is that those side projects are [TS]

00:39:09   not out of left field from everything [TS]

00:39:12   else they they remind me of I think it's [TS]

00:39:16   thinks it's steven johnson came up with [TS]

00:39:19   this term for technology which is called [TS]

00:39:20   the adjacent possible of when you think [TS]

00:39:23   about technological progress there are [TS]

00:39:26   there are technologies that are adjacent [TS]

00:39:29   Lee possible to [TS]

00:39:31   whatever your current level of [TS]

00:39:32   technology is now and I think that [TS]

00:39:34   there's there's an adjacent possible for [TS]

00:39:37   side projects with regards to skills [TS]

00:39:41   that is wallets in some sense maybe on [TS]

00:39:45   the surface it looks like doing a vlog [TS]

00:39:47   is not really related to doing a podcast [TS]

00:39:51   but you actually do have a lot of skills [TS]

00:39:55   that are transferable from one to [TS]

00:39:57   another tech stuff is new [TS]

00:39:59   there's enough that's new and there's [TS]

00:40:01   enough that's different but everything [TS]

00:40:03   that you have learned in the past [TS]

00:40:05   several years about how to cut a podcast [TS]

00:40:09   that stuff helps you were thinking about [TS]

00:40:12   how to cut a vlog and even just like you [TS]

00:40:15   said just their learning how to use [TS]

00:40:17   logic the fact that you already know how [TS]

00:40:20   to use logic to edit podcasts makes it [TS]

00:40:25   way easier to pick up something like [TS]

00:40:27   Final Cut I get it makes that adjacent [TS]

00:40:30   possible much more easy so I think like [TS]

00:40:35   this this is a good sign for a side [TS]

00:40:37   project when it is it's new but it is [TS]

00:40:42   also not just totally out of the the [TS]

00:40:45   realm of skills that you already have [TS]

00:40:47   you can you can take skills that you [TS]

00:40:49   have apply them to this and gain new [TS]

00:40:53   skills that may feed back into your main [TS]

00:40:55   project over time [TS]

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00:42:39   support of this very sure the thing that [TS]

00:42:42   I found the weirdest and the thing that [TS]

00:42:44   I knew was going to be the hardest is [TS]

00:42:46   being on camera [TS]

00:42:47   yeah they're really comfortable to point [TS]

00:42:49   your phone i guess or whatever you're [TS]

00:42:51   using that yourself and talk so I'm [TS]

00:42:53   using my fun right now I'm going to [TS]

00:42:55   continue using my iphone for the time [TS]

00:42:57   being [TS]

00:42:58   who is the camera on the iphone is is [TS]

00:43:00   really good I've been shooting in 4k [TS]

00:43:01   i'll upload a good like 1080p like this [TS]

00:43:06   note point right now I'm not loading [TS]

00:43:08   these things in 4k by have 4k video [TS]

00:43:10   there are a couple of issues with that [TS]

00:43:14   that the camera can be a little shaky at [TS]

00:43:17   points and the audio isn't the best but [TS]

00:43:19   I'm trying to add small pieces of [TS]

00:43:22   equipment to deal with those things [TS]

00:43:24   who so I'll let you know what i end up [TS]

00:43:27   going with their but i'm i'm tinkering [TS]

00:43:29   around for a few things I did consider [TS]

00:43:31   buying a point-and-shoot camera for this [TS]

00:43:33   but decided against it just a few people [TS]

00:43:37   just who know me well enough said to me [TS]

00:43:40   that like you will stop doing this if [TS]

00:43:42   you have to have equipment that you need [TS]

00:43:43   to take out into the world like you have [TS]

00:43:46   this big philly camera that you need to [TS]

00:43:47   deal with like that's gonna put you off [TS]

00:43:49   yeah it's going to be a barrier to [TS]

00:43:51   putting something together so I'm going [TS]

00:43:53   of just iphone for the time being I [TS]

00:43:55   think it's a good decision and as we [TS]

00:43:57   discussed on [TS]

00:43:58   your shows I think people it is easy to [TS]

00:44:01   overvalue production quality exactly [TS]

00:44:05   right it's like you know what hear your [TS]

00:44:07   4k video on your iPhone it's probably [TS]

00:44:10   good enough right like it it probably [TS]

00:44:13   looks good enough [TS]

00:44:14   the thing that was hurting me the most [TS]

00:44:16   is the audio because that's what I do [TS]

00:44:18   m-audio in the YouTube world is seems to [TS]

00:44:22   be nowhere near as important because I [TS]

00:44:25   hear some truly terrible things [TS]

00:44:27   sometimes you know so I'm working out [TS]

00:44:30   how to do that and I'm seeing what kind [TS]

00:44:32   of microphone solutions i can use for my [TS]

00:44:34   iphone to try and make it a little bit [TS]

00:44:36   better but I'm also seeing what I can do [TS]

00:44:39   it yet for it but being on camera is [TS]

00:44:43   awkward and I am a British person so [TS]

00:44:47   awkwardness is is embedded deep within [TS]

00:44:50   me and I have been trying to record [TS]

00:44:56   myself in the street who talking to my [TS]

00:44:59   phone right and i'm trying to get over [TS]

00:45:02   that because it's weird [TS]

00:45:06   well from the video that you sent me the [TS]

00:45:09   first time the very first one where [TS]

00:45:10   you're talking into your phone you're [TS]

00:45:12   walking down the street looking like a [TS]

00:45:14   real vlogger mike yet that's vlog 000 at [TS]

00:45:18   this is very exciting to see you doing [TS]

00:45:21   that like okay here's here's like being [TS]

00:45:23   a real blogger without what I wondered [TS]

00:45:26   though was with this the first take over [TS]

00:45:29   there are many tries of trying to walk [TS]

00:45:32   around talking into the phone before you [TS]

00:45:34   got something that was actually usable [TS]

00:45:36   it was the first take the LA it was [TS]

00:45:39   after many attempts at pressing the [TS]

00:45:42   record button which I kept bailing on [TS]

00:45:45   right so I was walking down the street [TS]

00:45:48   and I think I got three-quarters of the [TS]

00:45:49   way to my destination before I was [TS]

00:45:51   actually able to film anything like [TS]

00:45:54   always too many people around so I'm [TS]

00:45:56   just trying to get used to that and I [TS]

00:45:58   feel that it's just something that I [TS]

00:46:00   will eventually get over who but like [TS]

00:46:03   even just talking into the camera at [TS]

00:46:05   home is weird like I never know where to [TS]

00:46:07   look [TS]

00:46:08   mmm [TS]

00:46:09   I'm trying to look at the lens but you [TS]

00:46:11   have to look at the lens that's what you [TS]

00:46:12   have to do every now and then just look [TS]

00:46:14   somewhere else for reasons I don't [TS]

00:46:17   understand because it's like keeping [TS]

00:46:18   like contact with somebody who which I'm [TS]

00:46:21   not the best at so I'm trying to like [TS]

00:46:24   work these things out of myself who but [TS]

00:46:27   as with most things that I've ever done [TS]

00:46:30   I feel like it is kind of best to work [TS]

00:46:33   these things out in public which is why [TS]

00:46:35   i am going to be publishing all the test [TS]

00:46:37   videos i made great great i'm i'm very [TS]

00:46:40   happy to hear that because that was my [TS]

00:46:41   thought as well as they look you made [TS]

00:46:43   these three videos i think they're good [TS]

00:46:46   enough to put up right it's not like Oh [TS]

00:46:47   Mike Mike you've done something terrible [TS]

00:46:50   i know i think you've made three [TS]

00:46:51   interesting videos right as as like [TS]

00:46:53   first blogs and at this point that you [TS]

00:46:56   are well past the proof-of-concept can [TS]

00:47:00   you film edit put together something [TS]

00:47:03   that could be a vlog on youtube like the [TS]

00:47:05   answer to that is totally yes and so at [TS]

00:47:08   this stage the only way you're going to [TS]

00:47:10   make any real progress on like what is [TS]

00:47:14   this going to be is to just make it live [TS]

00:47:18   and to start that feedback loop of [TS]

00:47:21   people are looking at a thing you know [TS]

00:47:23   as and as you know as soon as it goes [TS]

00:47:26   live it's going to be totally different [TS]

00:47:28   in your mind from how you're thinking [TS]

00:47:29   about it now is we're having a [TS]

00:47:31   conversation right one still private [TS]

00:47:33   it's like it's a theoretical thing and I [TS]

00:47:35   guarantee you when you press the button [TS]

00:47:38   to make it public something internal [TS]

00:47:41   about you will feel very differently [TS]

00:47:43   about those videos right now I'm proud [TS]

00:47:46   of them [TS]

00:47:48   as you should be Mike so actually let's [TS]

00:47:52   talk about comments [TS]

00:47:53   ok because i think this leads very [TS]

00:47:55   nicely into that ok i have had a real [TS]

00:47:59   internal struggle with the comments what [TS]

00:48:01   do you mean there's no comments you have [TS]

00:48:02   any videos up while the comments that [TS]

00:48:04   will exist [TS]

00:48:05   oh ok like as to whether to deal with [TS]

00:48:09   that whatever to even have them turned [TS]

00:48:12   on [TS]

00:48:13   I have I have kind of gone back and [TS]

00:48:15   forth about it because do i want i mean [TS]

00:48:18   no i don't but do I want people leaving [TS]

00:48:21   comments about my appearance because [TS]

00:48:25   that's definitely going to happen at [TS]

00:48:26   some point and I need to work out if i'm [TS]

00:48:32   able to have I have to work out how I [TS]

00:48:36   deal with that because that's going to [TS]

00:48:38   be very new for me this is a whole new [TS]

00:48:43   world of things to get used to [TS]

00:48:45   yeah you know I'm pretty used to the [TS]

00:48:47   criticism constructive and not content [TS]

00:48:51   unconstructive that gets thrown my way [TS]

00:48:53   throughout my daily life because i've [TS]

00:48:55   done a thing for a long period of time [TS]

00:48:57   but this is a new thing to to deal with [TS]

00:49:02   and I'm the decision I've come to is [TS]

00:49:05   that I need to embrace the medium so i [TS]

00:49:08   will be leaving all the comments on [TS]

00:49:10   no thank god ok right but i need to work [TS]

00:49:12   out how i do it was that looks like as [TS]

00:49:16   you were talking I was trying to [TS]

00:49:17   mentally build up the arguments to try [TS]

00:49:20   to be like Mike you really need to have [TS]

00:49:21   that his comments on I know the problem [TS]

00:49:24   with leaving them off is inviting their [TS]

00:49:25   to be worse than there ever could be but [TS]

00:49:28   it's about that they're getting over the [TS]

00:49:31   the mental barrier of allowing the world [TS]

00:49:35   to comment on me in and and basically an [TS]

00:49:38   inviting criticism [TS]

00:49:39   yeah but that's just something i'm just [TS]

00:49:42   going to have to take in my stride [TS]

00:49:44   because I the whole point of this [TS]

00:49:46   project is to understand youtube at a [TS]

00:49:50   deeper level who so i need to give [TS]

00:49:53   myself into the platform who and part of [TS]

00:49:57   the platform historically is comments [TS]

00:50:01   it's a big part of what helps people [TS]

00:50:04   make their videos and it creates [TS]

00:50:07   community around someone and so i figure [TS]

00:50:12   i need to let it fly and deal with it [TS]

00:50:17   accordingly [TS]

00:50:19   yeah i think that there's the only way [TS]

00:50:21   to do it especially especially if you're [TS]

00:50:24   doing a vlog yeah but if you if you [TS]

00:50:26   started [TS]

00:50:27   log and you turned comments off it's a [TS]

00:50:30   mistake [TS]

00:50:30   not only is it a Miss take i think it is [TS]

00:50:33   almost an aggressive maneuver right [TS]

00:50:36   that's that's how i would perceive it [TS]

00:50:39   like here's my life [TS]

00:50:40   yeah just accept it right but I i have [TS]

00:50:43   filmed a thing and i have put it out [TS]

00:50:46   into the world and i will receive no [TS]

00:50:49   commentary on it [TS]

00:50:51   yes that's Lacey's for you two million [TS]

00:50:53   joy right as I could you know who to [TS]

00:50:57   know who puts out youtube videos and [TS]

00:50:59   turns off the comments with the very [TS]

00:51:01   attitude of we have made a thing for you [TS]

00:51:04   to merely accept and enjoy apple right [TS]

00:51:07   no comments on Apple's videos yeah but I [TS]

00:51:09   feel like they are the height of that [TS]

00:51:12   example of like and apple have come down [TS]

00:51:15   from the mount with air pods right [TS]

00:51:18   they've made a video about air pods they [TS]

00:51:20   gonna put it up on YouTube and there's [TS]

00:51:22   no comments like Apple is not interested [TS]

00:51:25   in your YouTube comments fairly on to [TS]

00:51:27   the right and apple can get away with it [TS]

00:51:31   but its lucky if it's still always [TS]

00:51:33   annoys me that there's like there's no [TS]

00:51:34   comments on Apple videos even though of [TS]

00:51:36   course like what would they add nothing [TS]

00:51:38   we're going to have absolutely bad thing [TS]

00:51:40   quality but I always have [TS]

00:51:42   I'm just always aware that they don't [TS]

00:51:44   have comments because they made the [TS]

00:51:45   choice right like the default is [TS]

00:51:47   comments on and they decided to turn [TS]

00:51:48   them off right [TS]

00:51:50   yes and I also think if I was the CEO of [TS]

00:51:52   Apple i would probably say like you know [TS]

00:51:53   what let's just turn those comments [TS]

00:51:54   offer we have nothing to gain and all it [TS]

00:51:57   does is almost certainly snarkily [TS]

00:51:59   undermine whatever the messages we want [TS]

00:52:01   to get across these videos because the [TS]

00:52:03   only people that are going to comment on [TS]

00:52:04   them are people that have an extra grand [TS]

00:52:05   exactly but so that is the the to me [TS]

00:52:09   like the pure embodiment of what I think [TS]

00:52:12   turning off the comments largely is is [TS]

00:52:14   like I have made a thing and you are to [TS]

00:52:17   just accept it an apple can get away [TS]

00:52:20   with that but i think is especially if [TS]

00:52:23   anyone out there like I want to start a [TS]

00:52:25   blog what I don't want comments like [TS]

00:52:27   don't don't bother [TS]

00:52:29   yeah because i think it it sends the [TS]

00:52:31   totally wrong message [TS]

00:52:32   this is the thing like if if I knew the [TS]

00:52:37   comments were going to be like Twitter I [TS]

00:52:39   would have no problem leaving [TS]

00:52:40   one because the vast majority of [TS]

00:52:43   feedback that I received on twitter is [TS]

00:52:46   positive and in a lot of times it's [TS]

00:52:50   people who enjoy what I do telling me [TS]

00:52:52   that which is a little right who I hope [TS]

00:52:55   youtube comments will be like that for [TS]

00:52:57   me but I don't know that so and again [TS]

00:53:02   it's just like the criticism that could [TS]

00:53:04   be levied my way could be very different [TS]

00:53:06   than what I'm used to so I'm just [TS]

00:53:10   wondering how I will deal with that [TS]

00:53:12   without making a video about the [TS]

00:53:14   comments right yeah i mean look at in in [TS]

00:53:17   general when you're starting something [TS]

00:53:20   like this [TS]

00:53:21   the people who are watching in the [TS]

00:53:22   beginning are the people who like you [TS]

00:53:24   like this is how they have found it in [TS]

00:53:26   the first place [TS]

00:53:27   hello cortex business yeah exactly like [TS]

00:53:29   I can't imagine there are very many [TS]

00:53:30   cortex listeners who are hate listening [TS]

00:53:34   to the show [TS]

00:53:35   I mean you know the people who like to [TS]

00:53:37   hand wash the dishes maybe they hate [TS]

00:53:39   listen to the show but as you know they [TS]

00:53:41   just like a tiny one influential [TS]

00:53:43   unimportant segment of the audience [TS]

00:53:46   right they probably won't leave any [TS]

00:53:47   comments at all but but like the vast [TS]

00:53:49   majority of people who are watching the [TS]

00:53:50   thing like they will have found it [TS]

00:53:52   because they listen to the show they're [TS]

00:53:54   interested in the work that you do [TS]

00:53:56   they're going to click the link in the [TS]

00:53:57   show notes they want to see what it's [TS]

00:53:58   like and if they don't like it they [TS]

00:54:02   probably just won't say anything at all [TS]

00:54:03   and if they do like it they'll probably [TS]

00:54:05   leave a nice comment like that that's [TS]

00:54:07   how things start in the beginning I [TS]

00:54:09   think a lot of the stuff that people [TS]

00:54:10   complain about with the YouTube comments [TS]

00:54:12   like that that will happen if and when [TS]

00:54:17   the channel starts to grow right if and [TS]

00:54:20   if and when your idea of the algorithm [TS]

00:54:23   picking up on your channel as a vlog to [TS]

00:54:26   maybe recommend other other viewers like [TS]

00:54:29   that's when that whole world starts [TS]

00:54:32   starting where you get comments from [TS]

00:54:33   people like drive-by comments people who [TS]

00:54:35   don't really know fully who you are we [TS]

00:54:38   have just seen a thing and they click on [TS]

00:54:40   a video and you know and they don't like [TS]

00:54:42   the look of you and then they say so [TS]

00:54:43   right but that's just but that that [TS]

00:54:45   comes later [TS]

00:54:47   I don't think that that happens right in [TS]

00:54:50   in the start of it and [TS]

00:54:53   i was when i was going to credit Hank [TS]

00:54:55   green years ago at one of the [TS]

00:54:57   conference's when I was talking to him [TS]

00:54:59   made it made an interesting point about [TS]

00:55:00   a shift that happens in the comments to [TS]

00:55:05   notice and it's it's the it's the shift [TS]

00:55:08   when people stop talking to you in the [TS]

00:55:13   comments and they start talking about [TS]

00:55:16   you in the comments i can and that that [TS]

00:55:21   is when the tone of comments can really [TS]

00:55:24   change because like that's when that [TS]

00:55:27   like a channel has grown and then people [TS]

00:55:29   you don't have like your core group of [TS]

00:55:32   supporters so much right it is people [TS]

00:55:34   they're discussing you as also part of [TS]

00:55:39   the video right but in but in the [TS]

00:55:41   beginning people leaving comments will [TS]

00:55:42   be knowing like oh you're there you're [TS]

00:55:44   reading the comments and they will leave [TS]

00:55:45   comments to you which has a very [TS]

00:55:50   different character than people talking [TS]

00:55:53   about you know especially when you're [TS]

00:55:54   starting like I wouldn't seriously [TS]

00:55:56   worried about people commenting on your [TS]

00:56:00   beard or whatever like a time I don't [TS]

00:56:02   think that's a concern be nice out there [TS]

00:56:05   I've been wondering about branding this [TS]

00:56:08   channel as well and I've been thinking [TS]

00:56:12   about what that looks like and how to go [TS]

00:56:15   about that this is the marketing manager [TS]

00:56:17   coming out from inside of you [TS]

00:56:21   also the person who's you know built a [TS]

00:56:25   career and that career involves a lot of [TS]

00:56:28   branding right there's lots and lots of [TS]

00:56:31   things that I've had a hand in branding [TS]

00:56:33   now [TS]

00:56:33   good or bad but it's just something that [TS]

00:56:35   I think about now whenever a new project [TS]

00:56:37   has begun [TS]

00:56:38   what is the name of the project what [TS]

00:56:39   does it look like so I've decided to go [TS]

00:56:43   with Mike early as the youtube channel [TS]

00:56:46   name who because I wanted to be my name [TS]

00:56:49   i don't i don't want to give it a name I [TS]

00:56:52   don't know what it would be like which [TS]

00:56:53   is like to come up with a name something [TS]

00:56:55   like smarter every day right like that [TS]

00:56:57   sucker brand of it is on it's not about [TS]

00:56:59   the person who makes it [TS]

00:57:01   but I want it to be about the videos are [TS]

00:57:04   about me so I figure they should have my [TS]

00:57:06   name and I wanted to go with my curly [TS]

00:57:10   even though it's not the name that I [TS]

00:57:11   used in other places just because i [TS]

00:57:13   think it fits for this channel a little [TS]

00:57:14   bit more little so that's what I'm going [TS]

00:57:17   with [TS]

00:57:18   and then I was wondering and I wanted to [TS]

00:57:20   get your opinion on this about the [TS]

00:57:22   Avatar i use shall I use my photo that i [TS]

00:57:25   use in places online like my typical [TS]

00:57:28   avatar do you mean as opposed to [TS]

00:57:32   creating some kind of little like a logo [TS]

00:57:34   or five my curly yeah I mean I have like [TS]

00:57:38   a cartoon character version of myself [TS]

00:57:40   that was made for some stickers all [TS]

00:57:43   right that one yeah i know that one [TS]

00:57:44   which I could also use like I what I [TS]

00:57:46   don't know where to go with with that [TS]

00:57:49   part because yeah I'm just natural you [TS]

00:57:56   might be the wrong person to ask you [TS]

00:57:58   have I might be the entirely wrong [TS]

00:58:00   person to ask about this i think i would [TS]

00:58:03   actually go with that little cartoon [TS]

00:58:05   logo fide sticker version of you [TS]

00:58:08   yeah I think that's fun right i think it [TS]

00:58:09   could be just a fun little thing that [TS]

00:58:12   wouldn't have to change so much [TS]

00:58:14   yeah I can feel like a photo of me would [TS]

00:58:16   change more often [TS]

00:58:18   yeah it'sit's it can last forever [TS]

00:58:21   I think it's relatively fun and frankly [TS]

00:58:24   I think it looks more professional from [TS]

00:58:26   the start to have a little logo as [TS]

00:58:29   opposed to just having your face so I [TS]

00:58:31   feel like I without you I wouldn't go [TS]

00:58:33   with the picture of you i would go with [TS]

00:58:35   the logo fide version of you that i [TS]

00:58:39   would do now i have to try and work out [TS]

00:58:42   how you change such a thing on YouTube [TS]

00:58:45   it's very simple Mike if you want to [TS]

00:58:47   change your profile picture you go to [TS]

00:58:50   Google Plus you have to change your [TS]

00:58:52   profile picture on the Google+ page [TS]

00:58:55   right you have associated with your [TS]

00:58:57   youtube account and when you change that [TS]

00:59:00   nothing will happen on youtube for quite [TS]

00:59:03   awhile until mysteriously hours later [TS]

00:59:05   when the caching updates or whatever [TS]

00:59:07   then your YouTube local will change all [TS]

00:59:10   right it's just the obvious thing that [TS]

00:59:11   you would expect go over to this google+ [TS]

00:59:14   pages you [TS]

00:59:15   is for nothing else except changing the [TS]

00:59:17   logo of your YouTube channel that's how [TS]

00:59:19   that works well that seems easy Google+ [TS]

00:59:22   integration [TS]

00:59:22   yeah he loves it the best ok so I know [TS]

00:59:26   this might be a it might be kind of a [TS]

00:59:28   funny thing to ask you Mike since at the [TS]

00:59:31   time of recording this isn't even up yet [TS]

00:59:35   but this isn't even public but like what [TS]

00:59:41   are you what do you view as the [TS]

00:59:45   potential end game or or outcome of this [TS]

00:59:50   project like what what is what does this [TS]

00:59:53   being a successful side-project look [TS]

00:59:56   like for you [TS]

00:59:57   the problem is [TS]

00:59:57   the problem is [TS]

01:00:00   is I have no real understanding of [TS]

01:00:03   YouTube from an audience size [TS]

01:00:06   perspective who I mean six-figure [TS]

01:00:12   viewcount sound nice but that feels [TS]

01:00:15   almost impossible to get without a lot [TS]

01:00:18   of work [TS]

01:00:19   mm so my my feeling is if I can reach [TS]

01:00:24   five figures we live in a time where I [TS]

01:00:30   don't feel like I'm burning out who [TS]

01:00:33   they'll be happy because that will allow [TS]

01:00:35   me to continue going but that's kind of [TS]

01:00:38   what i have i don't really have a [TS]

01:00:40   measurement of success yet i think i [TS]

01:00:43   will get that once I start I need to see [TS]

01:00:45   what the real nurse of it is because [TS]

01:00:48   even then like I'm not saying like I [TS]

01:00:50   think i can get that I have no idea [TS]

01:00:53   what's gonna happen but i am very aware [TS]

01:00:58   that like I'm starting at a good place [TS]

01:01:01   because i have another thing that I can [TS]

01:01:04   say to people hey go check out this [TS]

01:01:06   thing right so i have a way to try and [TS]

01:01:08   get people in so I think if I can't [TS]

01:01:10   achieve 10,000 views on a video within [TS]

01:01:14   six months who then i will know at that [TS]

01:01:18   point that maybe i need to redress my [TS]

01:01:20   efforts right button there's a lot of [TS]

01:01:24   not truly understanding what this is [TS]

01:01:27   gonna look like from a work perspective [TS]

01:01:30   right now a lot of that is just going to [TS]

01:01:33   happen as I work through all of this so [TS]

01:01:36   i have no idea how many videos I'm going [TS]

01:01:39   to put up in a week or in a month [TS]

01:01:42   I have no idea right now what it will [TS]

01:01:45   take to keep me to do this who have no [TS]

01:01:49   idea how much time it's going to take me [TS]

01:01:50   to do this because right now all I'm [TS]

01:01:53   doing is making the videos but there's [TS]

01:01:55   more than that you've gotta manage it [TS]

01:01:57   all right [TS]

01:01:59   like I don't know so one thing that I do [TS]

01:02:03   want to do though is to address all of [TS]

01:02:05   this stuff honestly on this show and [TS]

01:02:10   talk about what it's like [TS]

01:02:13   to start and try and run this side [TS]

01:02:16   project and make it something meaningful [TS]

01:02:18   who so i think i could be interesting [TS]

01:02:20   since it i'm very open ended on this [TS]

01:02:22   because i have no real understanding of [TS]

01:02:26   what is involved until I actually go out [TS]

01:02:29   and do it so like until then I can't [TS]

01:02:32   really make up any goals but i will come [TS]

01:02:35   back to this show at some point in the [TS]

01:02:38   near future with some more hard and fast [TS]

01:02:40   goals based on my experience yeah it's [TS]

01:02:43   interesting it's interesting to hear you [TS]

01:02:45   sort of throwout it like a rough number [TS]

01:02:47   and a and a rough time frame I really [TS]

01:02:51   kind of wish I never said that number [TS]

01:02:52   right but he's like here's here's the [TS]

01:02:54   thing that i want to i like what i want [TS]

01:02:56   to make so clear is again to to the [TS]

01:03:01   listeners it's very easy to to hear [TS]

01:03:03   something like that and think like oh [TS]

01:03:05   there's a particular goal and cut off [TS]

01:03:07   but I like I cannot I cannot emphasize [TS]

01:03:10   any more strongly how how different a [TS]

01:03:16   thing is once it's really out in the [TS]

01:03:19   world versus once you're thinking about [TS]

01:03:21   it before it even started [TS]

01:03:24   that's why it's like I'm just kind of [TS]

01:03:25   interested to see like are you even [TS]

01:03:26   going to throw out a number because it's [TS]

01:03:28   just all incredibly unreal [TS]

01:03:32   before you begin it doesn't exist right [TS]

01:03:35   it [TS]

01:03:36   yeah just it's just talking about clouds [TS]

01:03:37   in the sky right and and that they all [TS]

01:03:40   of the various factors [TS]

01:03:42   you can't know you can't know three [TS]

01:03:46   months from now [TS]

01:03:47   how long is it how long does it take you [TS]

01:03:49   to make a vlog right maybe three months [TS]

01:03:51   from now you become a machine and you [TS]

01:03:53   can turn out vlogs really really fast [TS]

01:03:55   because there's something I did one of [TS]

01:03:57   them in two-and-a-half house right i [TS]

01:03:59   have recorded it i ended it and I put it [TS]

01:04:02   on youtube because i had have had them [TS]

01:04:04   as unlisted videos and I did that in [TS]

01:04:07   two-and-a-half house right you you've [TS]

01:04:09   made a thing and you put it out in the [TS]

01:04:11   world right and so like it's it's there [TS]

01:04:15   and all I'm saying is like future Mike [TS]

01:04:18   doesn't know really how much work is [TS]

01:04:22   this going to be [TS]

01:04:24   future Mike doesn't know how successful [TS]

01:04:26   it's going to be and I think most [TS]

01:04:28   importantly future Mike doesn't know how [TS]

01:04:32   much he is going to like the thing [TS]

01:04:36   look why is why does that elicits a [TS]

01:04:40   laugh because it's true and yeah but [TS]

01:04:42   it's fine i might end up hating this in [TS]

01:04:45   a month [TS]

01:04:45   exactly it's very easy to imagine a [TS]

01:04:48   scenario where you feel like I just I I [TS]

01:04:50   don't want to do this right here like [TS]

01:04:53   you've made videos even if they're [TS]

01:04:55   getting views you just feel like it's [TS]

01:04:57   not a thing that you want to do [TS]

01:04:58   really this is this is one of the [TS]

01:04:59   reasons why I i have never had any [TS]

01:05:03   interest in doing a vlog like aside from [TS]

01:05:06   my own desires to kind of live at a [TS]

01:05:08   normal relatively private life [TS]

01:05:10   I just know that the the rare occasions [TS]

01:05:13   when I've even thought about doing a [TS]

01:05:15   vlog even if I was gonna do something [TS]

01:05:18   where I'm not appearing in it I just [TS]

01:05:20   personally don't like separating a [TS]

01:05:24   moment where it's like I'm living in [TS]

01:05:26   doing an interesting thing from i am [TS]

01:05:29   recording this to show to somebody else [TS]

01:05:31   I can just wear as a personality trait [TS]

01:05:33   that's not a thing that I i like to do [TS]

01:05:35   it again like maybe i will start to hate [TS]

01:05:38   that and then want to do it anymore [TS]

01:05:39   right and I'd like that is that's why I [TS]

01:05:42   bring it up like this is a perfect [TS]

01:05:43   example of a thing that you don't know [TS]

01:05:44   where you may find your the the mind of [TS]

01:05:48   future mike is split constantly thinking [TS]

01:05:50   about am i enjoying a moment or my [TS]

01:05:53   recording a moment for to be used right [TS]

01:05:55   in in my vlog like maybe you find out [TS]

01:05:58   that you you hate that feeling [TS]

01:06:00   maybe you find out that you really love [TS]

01:06:04   this feeling and you you notice more in [TS]

01:06:07   the world like in your very first blog [TS]

01:06:09   you did have a little a little remark [TS]

01:06:11   about how simply by walking down the [TS]

01:06:14   street and recording things like it is [TS]

01:06:15   making you more aware like it's making [TS]

01:06:17   you more aware of what you're doing and [TS]

01:06:19   so there's a possibility that even if [TS]

01:06:23   the vlog does not reach successful [TS]

01:06:26   numbers that you personally enjoy a [TS]

01:06:29   feeling of presence that it brings to [TS]

01:06:32   you working on this project and so you [TS]

01:06:33   want to continue working on this project [TS]

01:06:34   that's that is my ideal situation [TS]

01:06:37   yeah is that it ends up not ready [TS]

01:06:41   mattering too much because I enjoy the [TS]

01:06:43   work and put the time in because that's [TS]

01:06:45   what happened between 2010 and 2014 when [TS]

01:06:49   I was making podcasts Lou they weren't [TS]

01:06:51   getting anywhere fast and I was putting [TS]

01:06:55   all of my time into them but I loved [TS]

01:06:57   doing it so I just kept doing it and the [TS]

01:07:00   time didn't really matter too much [TS]

01:07:02   that's why I'm hoping our gal of this is [TS]

01:07:04   that i will make more of these videos i [TS]

01:07:06   will enjoy making the videos and enjoy [TS]

01:07:08   putting them out there even if they [TS]

01:07:10   don't achieve 10,000 views in six months [TS]

01:07:13   right like it done it but you probably [TS]

01:07:16   won't matter at all and the way that I'm [TS]

01:07:18   feeling right now about this project is [TS]

01:07:20   that I have been excited to go out and [TS]

01:07:25   shoot some stuff I've been excited every [TS]

01:07:27   time I had an idea to film something [TS]

01:07:30   little and things like I with we're [TS]

01:07:34   going to do some stuff on the weekend [TS]

01:07:36   that i am for those of all I can shoot [TS]

01:07:38   some video there foo and I'm excited [TS]

01:07:41   about that right now in a way that i [TS]

01:07:45   haven't been excited for for other [TS]

01:07:46   projects more recently like there have [TS]

01:07:49   been things where I've been excited [TS]

01:07:50   about them but then the idea of the [TS]

01:07:52   workers dawned on me but the work isn't [TS]

01:07:54   really doing on me right now and I'm [TS]

01:07:57   hoping that that remains that way [TS]

01:07:58   because right now i am actually enjoying [TS]

01:08:00   the work like I'm really enjoying the [TS]

01:08:02   Edit I'm enjoying being like what i [TS]

01:08:05   consider funny in it you know and like [TS]

01:08:07   doing silly things and yeah i'm enjoying [TS]

01:08:09   the whole process right now and my hope [TS]

01:08:13   is that that will remain and i think i'm [TS]

01:08:16   able to join it because I I don't find [TS]

01:08:18   it difficult like the actual process of [TS]

01:08:21   putting them together which is really [TS]

01:08:24   the hard work who I don't find that [TS]

01:08:28   difficult and I'm learning and I'm fine [TS]

01:08:30   with it and I'm actually enjoying it and [TS]

01:08:32   this project gives you a reason to get [TS]

01:08:34   out of the house bored honestly this is [TS]

01:08:36   a big part of it [TS]

01:08:38   yep I've been out of the house more of [TS]

01:08:40   this week then I would usually be right [TS]

01:08:42   because i am thinking about things to go [TS]

01:08:45   and take video of and doing this a good [TS]

01:08:47   time for me because with the house stuff [TS]

01:08:49   which is [TS]

01:08:50   so close now i will be doing a lot of [TS]

01:08:53   back and forth to the new house doing [TS]

01:08:56   things for the house like going [TS]

01:08:57   furniture shopping things that could be [TS]

01:08:59   interesting to make videos about like as [TS]

01:09:03   I transition from living at home to [TS]

01:09:06   having my own home and kind of what that [TS]

01:09:09   process what that are is gonna be like [TS]

01:09:12   I'm coming into this video making and I [TS]

01:09:14   think this actually might even be part [TS]

01:09:16   of the reason why I want to do this [TS]

01:09:17   who is I am about to begin an arc it's a [TS]

01:09:20   good time that right now i can tell a [TS]

01:09:22   story and that story will be about how [TS]

01:09:26   and what it's like for me to move and I [TS]

01:09:29   have my own home so that stuff is [TS]

01:09:33   already starting to seep into the videos [TS]

01:09:35   just accidentally because it's the thing [TS]

01:09:38   that's on my mind the most right now so [TS]

01:09:40   I'm excited about it and I'm interested [TS]

01:09:42   in it and I'm like a dog with a bone [TS]

01:09:46   about things and I kind of can't let go [TS]

01:09:50   of this idea i feel like i have to just [TS]

01:09:51   go and do it so that's 12 [TS]

01:09:54   alright let's hope it works better so go [TS]

01:09:58   to youtube.com slash my curly don't [TS]

01:10:01   forget subscribe subscribe to my videos [TS]

01:10:03   where you have to tell them Mike is go [TS]

01:10:05   to your channel watch your videos and [TS]

01:10:08   don't forget to Like comment and [TS]

01:10:09   subscribe like comment and subscribe [TS]

01:10:12   you have to say that at the end of every [TS]

01:10:13   video otherwise the people would do it [TS]

01:10:16   will see that that the third video so [TS]

01:10:20   there's well there will be three videos [TS]

01:10:21   there might be more by the time the [TS]

01:10:23   channel goes life when the podcast goes [TS]

01:10:25   life in the third one of those of 000 b [TS]

01:10:28   I put my first subscribe thing at the [TS]

01:10:32   end google and it is a an emerging 5 [TS]

01:10:35   version of me begging so I figured that [TS]

01:10:38   that is my approach to asking people to [TS]

01:10:40   subscribe is to plead with them to do so [TS]

01:10:43   which I'm doing right now on the show as [TS]

01:10:45   well please go and subscribe to my [TS]

01:10:47   channel and all feedback is welcomed [TS]

01:10:50   like from the listeners of this show i [TS]

01:10:53   would like to hear all of the feedback [TS]

01:10:55   that they have because i know this is a [TS]

01:10:56   group that I can trust you heard the man [TS]

01:10:58   go to his YouTube channel [TS]

01:11:01   good luck Mike thanks great oh thanks so [TS]

01:11:04   much for making me talk about this today [TS]

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01:12:59   supporting cortex and really FM it has [TS]

01:13:03   been six months since we last took a [TS]

01:13:06   look at our home screens and just like [TS]

01:13:09   Christopher requested that we take [TS]

01:13:10   another look at them because at least [TS]

01:13:12   your device has changed significantly [TS]

01:13:14   since the last time that we spoke about [TS]

01:13:17   this [TS]

01:13:18   looking at our iphones you move down to [TS]

01:13:20   the ridiculous fun the tiny ridiculous [TS]

01:13:22   phone and then I stuck with the correct [TS]

01:13:25   fun and we haven't I have not seen this [TS]

01:13:28   home screen I don't know what it's like [TS]

01:13:29   and I'm interested to see it is that how [TS]

01:13:32   you're trying to brand this is that how [TS]

01:13:33   you're trying to brand the SE as a [TS]

01:13:34   ridiculous phone it is ridiculous had it [TS]

01:13:38   is ridiculous [TS]

01:13:40   like it's ridiculous in many senses of [TS]

01:13:43   the word even if you say it's a good [TS]

01:13:47   phone and even if I agree it's a good [TS]

01:13:49   phone it's still ridiculous because of [TS]

01:13:51   the way that it was made it is a phone [TS]

01:13:54   which is old which has new stuff in it [TS]

01:13:56   which has never happened before [TS]

01:13:58   it's ridiculous little ridiculous but [TS]

01:14:00   also it is ridiculous anyway because [TS]

01:14:04   it's so tiny and I don't understand how [TS]

01:14:07   you're able to use that today to do [TS]

01:14:09   anything really so I want to see what [TS]

01:14:13   your home screen looks like because I'm [TS]

01:14:14   hoping that what it displays that you [TS]

01:14:16   don't do anything on your phone you [TS]

01:14:18   can't I feel like you're like real [TS]

01:14:21   bitter about my having walked away from [TS]

01:14:25   the six plus in this in this way that it [TS]

01:14:28   justified is so funny [TS]

01:14:30   just think you made the wrong decision [TS]

01:14:32   gray it it strikes me as funny Mike [TS]

01:14:35   all I'm all I'm doing is trying to [TS]

01:14:39   optimize the devices in my life for the [TS]

01:14:42   purpose that I want them to serve that's [TS]

01:14:44   that's what I'm doing with the tools [TS]

01:14:45   that i have and as listeners will almost [TS]

01:14:51   undoubtedly realize at this point I have [TS]

01:14:53   seen your new seven-plus phone and I was [TS]

01:15:00   unconvinced to upgrade [TS]

01:15:03   yes the cameras are awesome no don't [TS]

01:15:06   like the home button but I just don't I [TS]

01:15:09   just don't want to I just want to use a [TS]

01:15:10   bigger phone so if i don't want to use a [TS]

01:15:12   bigger phone that is not ridiculous to [TS]

01:15:14   sit stick with my SE it is the correct [TS]

01:15:16   choice to stick with my SE and I'm very [TS]

01:15:19   happy for you that you have a phone that [TS]

01:15:20   you like what come on engine what you [TS]

01:15:23   got [TS]

01:15:23   okay i'm going to send you what the [TS]

01:15:25   phone looks like that literally this [TS]

01:15:27   moment [TS]

01:15:28   you have done the same for you too okay [TS]

01:15:31   i don't i don't actually know if it's [TS]

01:15:34   going to be that different from last [TS]

01:15:36   time because i don't remember what it [TS]

01:15:38   looked like last time [TS]

01:15:40   there's only one thing that i think i [TS]

01:15:41   may have changed but I can't do you even [TS]

01:15:45   have the link to the link on hand to the [TS]

01:15:47   last time we talked about this because [TS]

01:15:48   i'm going to make various ok [TS]

01:15:50   oh alright you're very prepared so I [TS]

01:15:54   sent you the link [TS]

01:15:55   look at this ridiculous on the icons [TS]

01:15:59   look ginormous because the screen is so [TS]

01:16:03   tiny [TS]

01:16:04   ok so I've immediately noticed something [TS]

01:16:09   here [TS]

01:16:10   you have to to do apps now running what [TS]

01:16:15   seems to be concurrently you have to do [TS]

01:16:17   and OmniFocus these are quite similar [TS]

01:16:21   applications in what they provide but [TS]

01:16:24   you have them both running because there [TS]

01:16:26   are unread counts on each of them and i [TS]

01:16:29   am very very intrigued as to what you're [TS]

01:16:32   doing here now you're trying to figure [TS]

01:16:36   out what's going on even for me and you [TS]

01:16:37   this is a whole different level and as [TS]

01:16:40   always i do like to try to spend a lot [TS]

01:16:42   of time thinking about the tools that i [TS]

01:16:44   use for various purposes and I'm [TS]

01:16:48   realizing the last time we discussed [TS]

01:16:49   this i was in the process of trying to [TS]

01:16:52   use to do as my main task manager which [TS]

01:16:55   didn't work out and switch back to me [TS]

01:16:57   focus my main one but there are there [TS]

01:17:00   are different as managers are better or [TS]

01:17:03   worse at different things and i'm not [TS]

01:17:11   exactly sure when i did this but [TS]

01:17:15   essentially I have found that think [TS]

01:17:18   they're there are several different [TS]

01:17:21   kinds of tasks in my life that benefit [TS]

01:17:24   from splitting in two separate task [TS]

01:17:28   managers and so OmniFocus for me is the [TS]

01:17:33   big guns in this scenario I'm OmniFocus [TS]

01:17:36   is where I do all of the templating [TS]

01:17:38   stuff where I have [TS]

01:17:40   checklists for projects you know for all [TS]

01:17:43   the podcasts for the videos is the it's [TS]

01:17:47   the heavyweight here are the projects [TS]

01:17:50   that i'm managing in my life kind of [TS]

01:17:52   thing but there's a whole bunch of of [TS]

01:17:56   little tasks that I for the longest time [TS]

01:18:01   I've always been keeping in my main task [TS]

01:18:03   manager but i have benefited from [TS]

01:18:05   pulling them out and this is this is [TS]

01:18:07   what I'm doing with to do so [TS]

01:18:09   no here we go what do you mean he like [TS]

01:18:11   triggering faults in my head again [TS]

01:18:15   ok so let me let me run through with [TS]

01:18:17   what's going on your right so like you [TS]

01:18:21   know you're going to be happier after [TS]

01:18:23   you listen to me explain something and [TS]

01:18:25   you see it is applicable to your life [TS]

01:18:27   this is the problem is that i see things [TS]

01:18:30   that you do I think they're bonkers and [TS]

01:18:35   then you find a way to convince me in a [TS]

01:18:40   way that I am uncomfortable with it like [TS]

01:18:43   it's just I'm just explaining what i do [TS]

01:18:44   and if you can derive value from that [TS]

01:18:46   I'm very happy for you that you could [TS]

01:18:48   find a better way to do things by the [TS]

01:18:50   way I hate washing dishes now just as a [TS]

01:18:52   bit of follow-up because now whenever I [TS]

01:18:54   wash the dishes I can't stop but think [TS]

01:18:56   about you it just so you know [TS]

01:18:59   good hope I hope I hope you and all the [TS]

01:19:02   listeners think about me every time they [TS]

01:19:04   wash a dish by hand [TS]

01:19:06   ok so with here's here's what I'm doing [TS]

01:19:10   with splitting these tasks and then the [TS]

01:19:11   easiest the easiest thing to explain is [TS]

01:19:13   is that as a thing that I've done for a [TS]

01:19:19   while as i find it really useful to have [TS]

01:19:21   a kind of what i call like a boot up and [TS]

01:19:24   shut down checklist that book ends the [TS]

01:19:28   day that when i get up there's a bunch [TS]

01:19:30   of little things that I just want to do [TS]

01:19:31   to get the to get the ball rolling and [TS]

01:19:33   then at nighttime when I'm kind of [TS]

01:19:35   getting ready to end the day there's [TS]

01:19:37   also a bunch of little things that I [TS]

01:19:39   want to do and so I used to just have [TS]

01:19:42   all of this stuff in the main task [TS]

01:19:44   manager will just say is OmniFocus right [TS]

01:19:45   at this point right so i used to keep [TS]

01:19:47   everything in OmniFocus and I had a [TS]

01:19:50   bunch of perspective setup so that's [TS]

01:19:51   like I could look at a particular [TS]

01:19:53   perspective [TS]

01:19:54   and just see all of these little boot up [TS]

01:19:56   and shut down tasks but it always caused [TS]

01:20:02   a problem we're somewhere in my system [TS]

01:20:05   whether it was on my phone or on my [TS]

01:20:07   computer I do let badges through like [TS]

01:20:09   I'm trying now with badges on the phone [TS]

01:20:11   a little bit but i want to see like a [TS]

01:20:13   number of what are the things that I [TS]

01:20:15   have to do today but it was always [TS]

01:20:18   annoying when I'd be combining two [TS]

01:20:22   different kinds of things like OmniFocus [TS]

01:20:24   is heavy hitting here are the main [TS]

01:20:26   projects here's your big stuff but if [TS]

01:20:30   the number of like items i need to do to [TS]

01:20:32   say finish getting up a podcast or [TS]

01:20:34   finish working on a video if that number [TS]

01:20:37   is also combined with other minor things [TS]

01:20:41   that need to happen but are not like [TS]

01:20:43   vitally important stuff like take your [TS]

01:20:46   vitamins or you know make sure the house [TS]

01:20:50   is locked up right that like that kind [TS]

01:20:51   of stuff [TS]

01:20:52   yeah it it bothered me to not have liked [TS]

01:20:56   what I was always thinking of it i [TS]

01:20:58   really wish there was some way in [TS]

01:20:59   OmniFocus to have two different badges [TS]

01:21:00   so i could categorize things as like [TS]

01:21:04   he's just stuff that you need to do [TS]

01:21:06   because you're alive right and there's [TS]

01:21:08   things that need to happen right someone [TS]

01:21:10   needs to take out the trash on a [TS]

01:21:11   somewhat regular basis and then there's [TS]

01:21:14   also like things that are incredibly [TS]

01:21:16   vital to do and so this is the [TS]

01:21:20   separation that I've done with to do and [TS]

01:21:24   with OmniFocus which I'm which i'm very [TS]

01:21:26   happy about is pulling out a lot of [TS]

01:21:29   minor recurring stuff into to do mainly [TS]

01:21:33   so that i can take OmniFocus more [TS]

01:21:37   seriously in a sense like to like to [TS]

01:21:39   understand what I'm looking at OmniFocus [TS]

01:21:42   like these are the things that need to [TS]

01:21:44   happen today and that it's it's not [TS]

01:21:47   getting lumped in with a bunch of [TS]

01:21:49   routine stuff which ultimately like I [TS]

01:21:53   can skip but it's better if I do but is [TS]

01:21:55   skippable if something is really [TS]

01:21:56   occurring and so that's that's one of [TS]

01:22:00   the reasons why I pulled this apart and [TS]

01:22:03   i have to say i'm i'm very very happy [TS]

01:22:06   with this so I've actually been using to [TS]

01:22:09   do and OmniFocus together and figuring [TS]

01:22:13   out like which kinds of tasks go into [TS]

01:22:17   what [TS]

01:22:19   and one of the other things that I i [TS]

01:22:22   quite like is i have also set it up so [TS]

01:22:26   that on my phone in the the new widgets [TS]

01:22:29   screen which is in iOS 10 both to do and [TS]

01:22:32   OmniFocus have widgets so I haven't set [TS]

01:22:35   up as well so that i can even just slide [TS]

01:22:37   over and in the widgets screen just [TS]

01:22:39   immediately see like what are all of [TS]

01:22:40   these badges in to do and in OmniFocus [TS]

01:22:43   so i can almost kind of treat the [TS]

01:22:45   widgets screen as though it is a single [TS]

01:22:48   to-do app it isn't really but I'm sort [TS]

01:22:51   of faking it by putting those two [TS]

01:22:54   widgets at the top and next to each [TS]

01:22:56   other so this this I feel like gives me [TS]

01:22:58   a pretty good overview of what's going [TS]

01:23:00   on it's like I can look at my tasks [TS]

01:23:03   understand the relative importance of [TS]

01:23:06   what those badges mean and I can also [TS]

01:23:08   still check off items throughout the day [TS]

01:23:12   relatively easily without jumping in and [TS]

01:23:14   out of two different apps so that's what [TS]

01:23:17   that's what's occurring here Mike was [TS]

01:23:20   that aside that I heard over the wire [TS]

01:23:22   it's a combination of sighing and anger [TS]

01:23:26   why is that because i have recently [TS]

01:23:30   noticed that there are things that i [TS]

01:23:33   want to put an only focused i'm not [TS]

01:23:35   putting in OmniFocus who and it is [TS]

01:23:37   simple tasks daily tasks and I don't [TS]

01:23:42   really have and i know i use a lot of [TS]

01:23:44   productivity management tools anyway [TS]

01:23:48   like but I used more for different [TS]

01:23:51   purposes in the same way that you do and [TS]

01:23:53   I've been doing that for a while but [TS]

01:23:56   there were these little daily tasks that [TS]

01:23:57   were just not getting recorded anywhere [TS]

01:23:59   and it's not like i was starting to [TS]

01:24:02   forget things but they were playing on [TS]

01:24:04   my mind because it's tough had to [TS]

01:24:05   remember to do but i don't want to put [TS]

01:24:06   normally focus because when i open on [TS]

01:24:09   the focus and look at my forecast [TS]

01:24:11   I judge the business of my week based on [TS]

01:24:13   how that looks [TS]

01:24:15   who and the numbers were going to high [TS]

01:24:17   right but it was force [TS]

01:24:19   so I was been taking those little task [TS]

01:24:22   now I'm just trying to remember to do [TS]

01:24:24   them [TS]

01:24:24   that's a failing plan right there [TS]

01:24:27   exactly [TS]

01:24:28   just just just try harder Mike just try [TS]

01:24:30   to remember now that the terrible idea [TS]

01:24:32   it's not going to work so maybe i will [TS]

01:24:34   investigate this that I've been looking [TS]

01:24:36   for reasons to try out to do list [TS]

01:24:37   because of some of the things that it [TS]

01:24:40   can do with automation and web stuff so [TS]

01:24:43   maybe i will give that a go because i do [TS]

01:24:45   i just got an Amazon echo and i believe [TS]

01:24:49   it is possible to hook up [TS]

01:24:52   ifttt when it is available in the UK [TS]

01:24:54   with the echo that's all of the story [TS]

01:24:56   who to speak tasks to the echo and [TS]

01:25:00   they'll be recorded into US and i've [TS]

01:25:02   been wanting to try that out when all of [TS]

01:25:05   the pieces are in play so this might be [TS]

01:25:07   a good reason for that [TS]

01:25:10   yeah i like is crazy as it sounds to be [TS]

01:25:12   running to task managers and I mean like [TS]

01:25:16   when you look at that screen actually in [TS]

01:25:17   a sense of running for but we can get to [TS]

01:25:19   that later [TS]

01:25:20   I i really do think that there's a lot [TS]

01:25:25   of benefit from this split you know man [TS]

01:25:29   i'm just i'm looking through just a ton [TS]

01:25:31   of the kinds of stuff that i have in to [TS]

01:25:33   do and they're all items which I'm [TS]

01:25:35   really happy to have out of OmniFocus [TS]

01:25:39   and they just somehow feel different you [TS]

01:25:41   know it's it's things like you know just [TS]

01:25:42   stepping on my scale in the morning to [TS]

01:25:44   record my weight I have as dumb as this [TS]

01:25:48   sounds this is always vital i have just [TS]

01:25:49   a reminder in the morning to look at my [TS]

01:25:51   calendar ready to just like is there [TS]

01:25:53   anything that's different that's [TS]

01:25:55   happening today or if there's anything [TS]

01:25:56   you need to be aware of like that little [TS]

01:25:58   reminder has saved me so many times [TS]

01:26:00   right just like look at your calendar [TS]

01:26:01   buddy just make sure everything's [TS]

01:26:04   everything's as you expect for the day [TS]

01:26:05   there's taking vitamins [TS]

01:26:08   there's no taking out the trash I have [TS]

01:26:12   ya shutting shutting down the house like [TS]

01:26:15   a reminder to take out my contact at [TS]

01:26:17   night because it's sometimes easy to [TS]

01:26:18   forget just not great and I have [TS]

01:26:21   recurring a items for as well for [TS]

01:26:23   roughly how often I need to do the [TS]

01:26:26   laundry so like the thing will pop up [TS]

01:26:28   like you know you should put the laundry [TS]

01:26:29   at this point it is there's a whole [TS]

01:26:31   bunch of minor things but I [TS]

01:26:33   I like that to do is pretty good about [TS]

01:26:36   complicated repeats like have these [TS]

01:26:41   things occur on these particular days or [TS]

01:26:43   these particular intervals and so I have [TS]

01:26:45   a lot of stuff which it doesn't have to [TS]

01:26:47   happen daily but I just like to have in [TS]

01:26:48   this little system and I just I really [TS]

01:26:52   think that there's a benefit in dividing [TS]

01:26:56   these from what OmniFocus is like I am [TS]

01:27:00   sitting down and I have some work to do [TS]

01:27:03   right and what I'm not going to do while [TS]

01:27:05   I have some work to do is get up and put [TS]

01:27:07   clothes in the laundry like that's not [TS]

01:27:09   happening right now like I'm sitting [TS]

01:27:10   down and like today look at OmniFocus [TS]

01:27:13   there's having a badge of 26 things on [TS]

01:27:16   there because i have to run through some [TS]

01:27:20   podcast and some video stuff today and [TS]

01:27:22   there's like a bunch of things that have [TS]

01:27:23   to happen today it's like okay I'm gonna [TS]

01:27:25   grind through these have to happen items [TS]

01:27:29   yes one of the things for today is like [TS]

01:27:31   it's time to take out the trash but you [TS]

01:27:32   know what I don't need to do that like I [TS]

01:27:34   don't need to see that when i'm sitting [TS]

01:27:36   down at the computer and trying to get a [TS]

01:27:38   podcast out right like that's I can look [TS]

01:27:41   at to do when i'm on a little break and [TS]

01:27:43   say like okay I'm gonna do these things [TS]

01:27:44   and when I'm sitting down working i can [TS]

01:27:47   open up on me focus and it's it's a [TS]

01:27:49   cleaner division so this is this is [TS]

01:27:53   something I'm trying and i have to say i [TS]

01:27:55   like it better than simply having a [TS]

01:27:59   single to do application which is trying [TS]

01:28:03   to cover all of the basis for all things [TS]

01:28:06   hard on you cgpgrey I'm just I'm just [TS]

01:28:13   telling you what i do and if it sounds [TS]

01:28:15   like a good idea i can't i can't help [TS]

01:28:17   that [TS]

01:28:18   like that's just this is the way you [TS]

01:28:19   receive it it seems like a really good [TS]

01:28:21   idea also health fitness applications on [TS]

01:28:25   this fun at ya [TS]

01:28:28   just as with last time I i think i would [TS]

01:28:31   have mentioned that this is this is part [TS]

01:28:33   of the idea of what is my phone for and [TS]

01:28:39   I partly view my phone as a health and [TS]

01:28:43   fitness assistant and so [TS]

01:28:46   I've pulled out a row of health related [TS]

01:28:49   apps just so that they are there and [TS]

01:28:52   they serve as a kind of reminder that [TS]

01:28:54   like they're in my face like these are [TS]

01:28:56   things that you should be doing so [TS]

01:28:57   that's that's why i have them there [TS]

01:28:59   because it makes them easy to to track i [TS]

01:29:03   like having their as a reminder [TS]

01:29:05   although i am this is this is the [TS]

01:29:08   problem with these things I am slightly [TS]

01:29:09   annoyed because I don't really use one [TS]

01:29:12   of those apps anymore which is the food [TS]

01:29:15   tracking app i was called life some [TS]

01:29:17   which I will if you use the food [TS]

01:29:19   tracking app i totally recommend this [TS]

01:29:20   but in the in the past year through [TS]

01:29:24   consistently using this food tracking [TS]

01:29:27   app I have essentially successfully [TS]

01:29:30   changed my diet in terms of what do I [TS]

01:29:33   just normally eat on any particular day [TS]

01:29:35   and so I feel like I don't actually need [TS]

01:29:37   to use this anymore as a behavior change [TS]

01:29:41   appt and also in particular it I used to [TS]

01:29:44   really love a feature that they had for [TS]

01:29:47   the Apple watch what kind of tell you [TS]

01:29:48   how hungry you are which was in which [TS]

01:29:51   look at totally amazing and surprisingly [TS]

01:29:53   useful feature which I again i highly [TS]

01:29:55   recommend if you're trying to change [TS]

01:29:57   your diet like you should use life some [TS]

01:29:59   it's incredibly effective but since i [TS]

01:30:02   have also changed to doing fasting in [TS]

01:30:07   the morning so I don't have breakfast i [TS]

01:30:08   usually don't eat until around lunchtime [TS]

01:30:10   that totally throws that feature off as [TS]

01:30:12   well so it's like I feel like I don't [TS]

01:30:14   need to stay on top of what i'm eating [TS]

01:30:15   because i have changed my diet pretty [TS]

01:30:18   successfully and the little app for the [TS]

01:30:21   watch which used to be super useful is [TS]

01:30:23   not super useful if you skip a meal a [TS]

01:30:26   day because it's always freaking out [TS]

01:30:27   that you're pure dying of starvation [TS]

01:30:29   that which is not true because it turns [TS]

01:30:31   out that breakfast is alive it is not [TS]

01:30:33   necessary however I I can't have a [TS]

01:30:37   hanging row of apps right if I take if i [TS]

01:30:40   take rid of if i get rid of that one [TS]

01:30:42   lifetime map i have nothing else to put [TS]

01:30:44   in its place on that nice little he'll [TS]

01:30:45   throw and then I'd have a like hanging [TS]

01:30:48   apps on the bottom that be one blank [TS]

01:30:49   space so for the moment is there simply [TS]

01:30:53   because i have nothing else to put there [TS]

01:30:55   and I need a nap to take up a slot so [TS]

01:30:58   that the bottom row is nice and even [TS]

01:30:59   so the bottom road doesn't go all uneven [TS]

01:31:01   or worse mess with that middle row which [TS]

01:31:05   is due clear to do and calendar which is [TS]

01:31:08   all related to how do i work during the [TS]

01:31:11   day that row like that middle row is [TS]

01:31:12   nice and solid and it solves all related [TS]

01:31:14   so there's one essentially placeholder [TS]

01:31:18   app because i have nothing to put in its [TS]

01:31:20   in its spot sad why is that why is that [TS]

01:31:23   sad well you know it would be nice if [TS]

01:31:26   you did the symmetry was all there I [TS]

01:31:29   know how much you like that you know you [TS]

01:31:32   have to make your phone layouts [TS]

01:31:33   aesthetically pleasing [TS]

01:31:35   I understand that I don't worry about [TS]

01:31:40   that as much as you do but I know that [TS]

01:31:42   you really care [TS]

01:31:44   yet your phone look at your phone you [TS]

01:31:47   have an unsymmetrical phone layout with [TS]

01:31:49   snapchat being the golden icon that is [TS]

01:31:53   uneven at the bottom up on that that [TS]

01:31:55   page [TS]

01:31:55   yeah there's a written as a really good [TS]

01:31:57   reason for that I'm sure there is [TS]

01:31:59   I'm sure there's a really good reason [TS]

01:32:00   I'm forcing myself to try and use [TS]

01:32:03   snapchat yeah i've set up buddy [TS]

01:32:06   the best way for me to force myself to [TS]

01:32:08   do it at least you have a glaring [TS]

01:32:11   reminder of their at-bats and certainly [TS]

01:32:13   yeah that yeah that is I i do agree like [TS]

01:32:16   that's the purpose of having the blank [TS]

01:32:18   row on the bottom of your your home's [TS]

01:32:20   page is to allow you to put in stuff [TS]

01:32:22   that you do you want for a different [TS]

01:32:23   reason [TS]

01:32:24   so I was like okay if you are trying to [TS]

01:32:27   use snapchat then you want to put in [TS]

01:32:30   that bottom space to force you to use it [TS]

01:32:31   i can i can understand that but it sure [TS]

01:32:34   does stick out like a sore thumb on the [TS]

01:32:36   bottom there [TS]

01:32:36   yeah well again it's like that's the [TS]

01:32:38   point tonight it [TS]

01:32:40   the reason it's there is because I know [TS]

01:32:41   how much it's going to stick out though [TS]

01:32:43   that's what is there to kind of push me [TS]

01:32:46   to be doing [TS]

01:32:47   I mean ions people if they have not [TS]

01:32:48   heard our previous episode about this to [TS]

01:32:51   go and listen to it to understand like [TS]

01:32:52   why you have the folders that have just [TS]

01:32:54   won a pin them like there's a whole [TS]

01:32:56   reason for that which is the same reason [TS]

01:32:58   as last time so there will be a link in [TS]

01:33:00   the show notes to our previous episode [TS]

01:33:02   will be discussed that in a bit more [TS]

01:33:04   detail [TS]

01:33:05   I just realized that those folders [TS]

01:33:06   seemed so normal and so obviously the [TS]

01:33:08   correct solution to me that it doesn't [TS]

01:33:09   even occur to me at this point that [TS]

01:33:10   anyone [TS]

01:33:11   even question it likewise yeah why would [TS]

01:33:13   you wonder about those folders at the [TS]

01:33:15   top assistants it's self-evident that [TS]

01:33:16   this is this is the best way to do [TS]

01:33:19   things like this is this is obviously [TS]

01:33:21   the thing i don't see an email app on [TS]

01:33:24   your phone [TS]

01:33:25   yeah there's still no email on the phone [TS]

01:33:27   writers no safari on the phone like this [TS]

01:33:30   again is is my dear like what is the [TS]

01:33:33   phone for the the phone is for things [TS]

01:33:37   like health assistant [TS]

01:33:39   it's there to hopefully nudge me about [TS]

01:33:42   the things that I need to do during the [TS]

01:33:45   day because I gets it's always there so [TS]

01:33:47   this is a sensible place like checkoff [TS]

01:33:49   to-do items or to have do remind me at a [TS]

01:33:53   particular time to do with thing and it [TS]

01:33:56   does have minimum communication [TS]

01:33:58   therewith messages but like this is that [TS]

01:34:00   this is my name like what is the phone [TS]

01:34:02   for and I just think the phone is is not [TS]

01:34:05   the place that I'm most effective at [TS]

01:34:08   email so i don't really want it there [TS]

01:34:10   and I don't really want to have the [TS]

01:34:13   distraction of like randomly looking up [TS]

01:34:15   stuff on the internet so that's why [TS]

01:34:16   those those items are not there on the [TS]

01:34:19   phone like I intentionally removed them [TS]

01:34:21   to have the to minimize the role of the [TS]

01:34:25   phone in my life [TS]

01:34:27   what else do you think when you look at [TS]

01:34:28   my fun your phone looks largely the same [TS]

01:34:32   to me it is it is largely the same as [TS]

01:34:35   last time if you haven't changed all [TS]

01:34:36   that much [TS]

01:34:37   you're running lots of beta versions [TS]

01:34:39   look at you the cool kid with all these [TS]

01:34:40   beta versions of these absolutely i [TS]

01:34:44   three you three [TS]

01:34:45   you have three there yeah i'm cool like [TS]

01:34:48   that [TS]

01:34:49   yeah you are cool like that you have 12 [TS]

01:34:51   unread messages a combination of being [TS]

01:34:57   in group messages now that didn't exist [TS]

01:35:00   before because lots and lots of people [TS]

01:35:03   now because of how good messages on iOS [TS]

01:35:06   10 a moving conversation groups from [TS]

01:35:08   other places two messages that's why I'm [TS]

01:35:10   finding it was on finding myself [TS]

01:35:12   receiving more messages but every time [TS]

01:35:14   somebody sends a sticker is another [TS]

01:35:16   message which Apple you did so badly to [TS]

01:35:20   show a notification for every sticker to [TS]

01:35:22   get notifications for all the stickers [TS]

01:35:24   ok right I didn't realize that that [TS]

01:35:26   shouldn't be the case and so ridiculous [TS]

01:35:28   that you received these notifications [TS]

01:35:30   which a lot of the time it's just the [TS]

01:35:32   just a sticker just don't see it in [TS]

01:35:34   context [TS]

01:35:35   will you open the message to make any [TS]

01:35:37   sense so that's part of the problem yeah [TS]

01:35:40   so that's why you have your you're [TS]

01:35:41   juggling all of those I messages [TS]

01:35:43   yeah plus we record for so long [TS]

01:35:47   just everyone i knows contacted me in [TS]

01:35:49   that period of time so that's why I have [TS]

01:35:51   12 month so here's the thing our our [TS]

01:35:57   phones have not changed very much but [TS]

01:36:01   i'm just wondering should we add watch [TS]

01:36:04   faces to this at this point I'm kind of [TS]

01:36:07   curious what your watch face looks like [TS]

01:36:08   what does my curly Apple watch face look [TS]

01:36:12   like all right so i sent you my my watch [TS]

01:36:14   face i have to say Mike I'm actually [TS]

01:36:17   quite shocked at your watch face [TS]

01:36:18   what did you think it was going to be [TS]

01:36:19   crazy and colorful I like okay listeners [TS]

01:36:22   my curly who started off with the clown [TS]

01:36:25   vomits home screen on his phone as an [TS]

01:36:29   entirely monochrome Apple watch face [TS]

01:36:32   I can't believe that this is this is [TS]

01:36:34   your Apple watch face currently i'm [TS]

01:36:36   wearing my black band so I have the [TS]

01:36:39   second-hand like the hand account [TS]

01:36:41   seconds the white if i'm wearing my [TS]

01:36:43   orange band have the orange if it's my [TS]

01:36:45   blue-eyed that loop the only thing I [TS]

01:36:47   have to change the color of is just the [TS]

01:36:48   second hand so it matches the the watch [TS]

01:36:50   but it will always be understated [TS]

01:36:52   because it will be monochrome with just [TS]

01:36:54   that splash of color in those instances [TS]

01:36:55   the watch face that I'm using is the [TS]

01:36:59   simple watch face because i used to love [TS]

01:37:02   the utility face who but what I don't [TS]

01:37:06   like about the utility face is that [TS]

01:37:08   there are just random splashes of color [TS]

01:37:09   on you 30 face [TS]

01:37:11   yep looks terrible drives me crazy apple [TS]

01:37:13   ruin that they just ruined that it [TS]

01:37:15   totally did and so now i use simple [TS]

01:37:18   because i like the simple face such as I [TS]

01:37:20   like it to just be very understated and [TS]

01:37:22   I don't want screaming more than it [TS]

01:37:24   already does [TS]

01:37:25   I completely agree i think i used [TS]

01:37:27   utility when the watch first came out [TS]

01:37:29   and then when they did that that sandy [TS]

01:37:31   which added the color that was like well [TS]

01:37:33   you're dead to me now utility face which [TS]

01:37:34   is really annoying because utility has a [TS]

01:37:36   key feature that absolute [TS]

01:37:37   we love but like I cannot stand this [TS]

01:37:39   random color it looks awful [TS]

01:37:41   it looks awful so I'll talk you through [TS]

01:37:44   the complications that i use is so [TS]

01:37:46   complications let's go clockwise [TS]

01:37:48   starting upper left and that is the time [TS]

01:37:51   around I'm is one other things that i do [TS]

01:37:54   the most of my watch this may change now [TS]

01:37:56   because the Amazon echo has far superior [TS]

01:38:00   time of peaches through in that you can [TS]

01:38:02   set multiple timers happening at current [TS]

01:38:06   times so you can ask for a five-minute [TS]

01:38:09   timer and a seven minute timer and a 12 [TS]

01:38:11   minute timer and it will just count them [TS]

01:38:13   all up and you'll be told when each of [TS]

01:38:15   them finishes who which the apple watch [TS]

01:38:17   cannot do it is one at a time and when I [TS]

01:38:20   cook I very frequently need at least two [TS]

01:38:23   times going whoo [TS]

01:38:25   so that will bind i may end up changing [TS]

01:38:27   this I don't know but what you want goes [TS]

01:38:30   there when i travel this is all a little [TS]

01:38:33   life hack for everybody but when i [TS]

01:38:35   travel i replace that with my home [TS]

01:38:39   timezone who know that the London Times [TS]

01:38:44   own goes to the top left when I travel [TS]

01:38:46   so I always know what time it is in [TS]

01:38:47   London top right i have the activity [TS]

01:38:51   brings i'm very happy today that my [TS]

01:38:55   activity rings are looking good because [TS]

01:38:59   it would be very embarrassing people [TS]

01:39:01   have known how they sometimes look [TS]

01:39:03   button-bright is whether a carrot [TS]

01:39:07   whether the application carrot weather [TS]

01:39:09   which I like very much and they have is [TS]

01:39:11   a paid app and they have a subscription [TS]

01:39:13   and extra subscription that you can sign [TS]

01:39:15   up for to get a complication watch [TS]

01:39:20   complication [TS]

01:39:21   so I pay at once like two pounds a year [TS]

01:39:23   or something for the complication but it [TS]

01:39:25   is my favorite i love the application [TS]

01:39:27   and the complications great because you [TS]

01:39:29   can customize it to have what elements [TS]

01:39:31   you want and I have the temperature and [TS]

01:39:35   the car whether kind of as a glyph next [TS]

01:39:37   to it and then bottom left is [TS]

01:39:40   fantastical who with my next upcoming [TS]

01:39:43   event [TS]

01:39:46   I have to say Mike I pain i'm still I [TS]

01:39:50   feel like I'm still in shock that you [TS]

01:39:51   would have a watch face that looks so [TS]

01:39:53   elegant [TS]

01:39:54   this is just I just I figured like okay [TS]

01:39:57   let's wait for modular to come on thru [TS]

01:39:59   right with a bunch of garbage all over [TS]

01:40:01   it [TS]

01:40:02   surely that's going to be Mike's watch [TS]

01:40:04   face I'm just I'm i feel like my breath [TS]

01:40:07   is taken away [TS]

01:40:08   I can't believe this it's like the [TS]

01:40:09   absolute reverse of your phone [TS]

01:40:13   how interesting how very not anymore i [TS]

01:40:15   think my phone is a common now this to [TS]

01:40:17   your phone has definitely improved [TS]

01:40:19   without a doubt you have improved that [TS]

01:40:21   that wallpaper certainly helps your [TS]

01:40:23   lovely upgrade wallpaper so what's going [TS]

01:40:26   on [TS]

01:40:26   we go which face them I feel like today [TS]

01:40:28   is bizarro universe day [TS]

01:40:33   oh ok if you've got lots of color on [TS]

01:40:36   here or something [TS]

01:40:37   alright am I going to be grossed out [TS]

01:40:39   whoa [TS]

01:40:41   heyo why have somebody believes in [TS]

01:40:44   fitness pepper so grains changed his [TS]

01:40:48   watch to one of the new activity ring [TS]

01:40:50   faces who [TS]

01:40:52   wow this scream so much stuff that you [TS]

01:40:55   record contact at the bottom [TS]

01:41:00   yeah this is the basically if somebody [TS]

01:41:04   just looked at these two images [TS]

01:41:06   yeah you would not guess whose watch was [TS]

01:41:07   whose well you would but you'll be [TS]

01:41:09   completely wrong [TS]

01:41:11   okay so yeah this is very unexpected [TS]

01:41:15   very unexpected [TS]

01:41:17   ok so let me let me explain what's going [TS]

01:41:19   on here i'm using this activity face [TS]

01:41:21   which has the bright color rings in the [TS]

01:41:24   center which is kind of ugly [TS]

01:41:28   I don't know kind of not if if your main [TS]

01:41:31   focus of the watch is the activity rings [TS]

01:41:34   they should be in color [TS]

01:41:35   yeah it's it i go by go back and forth [TS]

01:41:38   about this but but here here is here's [TS]

01:41:41   the key thing to me sort of like I said [TS]

01:41:43   before I like to have little nudges [TS]

01:41:45   about doing what I'm supposed to do [TS]

01:41:47   during the day like this is part of part [TS]

01:41:49   of the purpose of my devices is to help [TS]

01:41:51   me work better [TS]

01:41:52   and going back to when we mentioned [TS]

01:41:55   utility and apple ruining it with adding [TS]

01:41:56   little splashes of color [TS]

01:41:58   the thing that I absolutely loved in [TS]

01:41:59   utility was that it had the calendar on [TS]

01:42:02   the bottom that actually told you what [TS]

01:42:04   was happening at that particular time [TS]

01:42:06   now i think the only watch faces that [TS]

01:42:09   will do that were before watch os3 [TS]

01:42:12   utility modular which i am not a fan of [TS]

01:42:16   and the Mickey Mouse watch face which is [TS]

01:42:20   obviously unacceptable [TS]

01:42:21   why is that I don't need mickey mouse on [TS]

01:42:25   my watch [TS]

01:42:26   that's not this i don't even know I [TS]

01:42:29   don't even have to explain this like [TS]

01:42:30   obviously it's just unacceptable [TS]

01:42:32   it's awful and so I was always [TS]

01:42:35   frustrated that i felt like i couldn't [TS]

01:42:37   really use a watch face that was also [TS]

01:42:40   showing me the calendar but with watch [TS]

01:42:41   it was three I was pleasantly surprised [TS]

01:42:44   to see that this activity watch face [TS]

01:42:45   does have the calendar at the bottom [TS]

01:42:48   where it actually says what is the thing [TS]

01:42:50   that you're supposed to be doing and I [TS]

01:42:52   was not a huge fan of having the big [TS]

01:42:54   super colorful rings in the center [TS]

01:42:56   I thought you know what that is a [TS]

01:42:58   trade-off that I am totally willing to [TS]

01:43:00   make in order to get the calendar at the [TS]

01:43:03   bottom because what I what I do like to [TS]

01:43:05   do is in my calendar which has also been [TS]

01:43:07   a helpful thing that I've been doing [TS]

01:43:09   this year is block out the whole day for [TS]

01:43:12   like what is happening at particular [TS]

01:43:14   times like what should I be working on [TS]

01:43:16   where should I be not don't always [TS]

01:43:18   follow perfectly but it still is a good [TS]

01:43:20   rough outline for what's supposed to be [TS]

01:43:23   happening how much time do I have [TS]

01:43:25   available in a day to do things so I [TS]

01:43:27   absolutely love that when i check the [TS]

01:43:28   time it also shows on the bottom of my [TS]

01:43:31   watch like what in theory should you be [TS]

01:43:34   doing if you were perfectly listening to [TS]

01:43:37   past use plan right now so that's why [TS]

01:43:40   I've got along with this watch face [TS]

01:43:42   I don't mind having the activity stuff [TS]

01:43:44   in in the center I kind of gotten used [TS]

01:43:46   to the the color of it and besides as [TS]

01:43:48   the day goes on anyway I do like to to [TS]

01:43:50   fill up the Rings so that's really great [TS]

01:43:52   and then I have totally done the same to [TS]

01:43:55   watch complications that you have done [TS]

01:43:59   which is using fantastical in the upper [TS]

01:44:02   left because you can customize the icon [TS]

01:44:04   to show you the day and day [TS]

01:44:06   on that watch face and i'm using Karen [TS]

01:44:08   weather in the top right because again i [TS]

01:44:10   want to see the conditions and the [TS]

01:44:11   current temperature and so this is this [TS]

01:44:14   is the watch face that i'm using however [TS]

01:44:17   Mike [TS]

01:44:18   however this is my work [TS]

01:44:24   watch face so don't wait a watch [TS]

01:44:28   well okay we don't need to get all the [TS]

01:44:30   complications right about like what I [TS]

01:44:33   also find very helpful is this idea of [TS]

01:44:36   context setting and so this is the watch [TS]

01:44:39   face that when I am working this is what [TS]

01:44:42   i use and what I really like is when i'm [TS]

01:44:46   not working when i feel like i am done [TS]

01:44:48   for the day [TS]

01:44:49   nothing else is going to happen i [TS]

01:44:51   intentionally move away from that and I [TS]

01:44:54   switch to a different watch face which [TS]

01:44:57   is this watch face [TS]

01:44:58   alright well so for anybody there again [TS]

01:45:02   our picture shows but if you would like [TS]

01:45:05   some theater of the mind here grey uses [TS]

01:45:09   a watch face which is all black with the [TS]

01:45:13   watch hands and a number one single [TS]

01:45:16   number i don't know what that number [TS]

01:45:19   represents it represents the hour [TS]

01:45:22   ok this is the new numerals watch face [TS]

01:45:24   so I have ended up using two of the new [TS]

01:45:27   watch faces and watch os3 and so I hate [TS]

01:45:31   that that why why do you need a big [TS]

01:45:35   number which is the hour you have the [TS]

01:45:38   watch hands [TS]

01:45:39   ok I don't people who use watches where [TS]

01:45:43   you just have the watch hands i cannot [TS]

01:45:47   mentally divided up a circle that [TS]

01:45:49   accurately in my head to know what our [TS]

01:45:51   it is if it's not on one of the [TS]

01:45:54   90-degree axes it right if it's not 12 [TS]

01:45:56   36 or 9i have a hard time telling what [TS]

01:45:59   the heck our it's supposed to be if it's [TS]

01:46:00   between those things so why don't you [TS]

01:46:02   just use it [TS]

01:46:03   digital watch face no complications i I [TS]

01:46:05   don't know I I like this one [TS]

01:46:07   I feel like this is it's relatively [TS]

01:46:10   simple and there's nothing going on do [TS]

01:46:12   we have some form of a function here [TS]

01:46:15   going up [TS]

01:46:17   I think we do look at you now the form [TS]

01:46:20   of it is not getting in the way of the [TS]

01:46:22   function but I I actually like the way [TS]

01:46:25   that the big number looks yeah but can [TS]

01:46:27   you tell the time on it them like [TS]

01:46:29   because if you're saying is difficult [TS]

01:46:30   for you to guess the number how do you [TS]

01:46:32   get the minutes [TS]

01:46:33   this is the same thing like what how I [TS]

01:46:34   have the fuzzy clock on my mac right [TS]

01:46:36   when i look at my mac said that I've set [TS]

01:46:38   it up so that it doesn't say the exact [TS]

01:46:39   time it just as twenty past six right [TS]

01:46:41   because I think I don't need to know the [TS]

01:46:43   time to the minute precision I just need [TS]

01:46:45   to know roughly what the time is [TS]

01:46:46   so I feel like this kind of watch face [TS]

01:46:49   is relatively relaxing because there's [TS]

01:46:51   very little on it [TS]

01:46:52   I don't need to know the time super [TS]

01:46:54   precisely when I'm not working right the [TS]

01:46:56   the workday is over is totally fine to [TS]

01:46:58   just know like roughly what time it is [TS]

01:47:00   but if I had a watch face that was just [TS]

01:47:03   the hands I would mess up what the hour [TS]

01:47:06   is right and I like I need to know what [TS]

01:47:08   the actual hour of time is when i'm [TS]

01:47:11   looking at the watch so that's why i [TS]

01:47:13   have an on-duty watch face and I have an [TS]

01:47:15   off-duty watch face and this is what i [TS]

01:47:17   have selected as the off-duty watch face [TS]

01:47:19   I think it looks good alright house this [TS]

01:47:22   one's yellow do not like the yellow Mike [TS]

01:47:24   I think it's a horrible yellow I have to [TS]

01:47:27   say when you take the screenshot that [TS]

01:47:29   yellow looks really terrible [TS]

01:47:30   it almost is like puce yeah looking at [TS]

01:47:34   that screenshot that yellow does not [TS]

01:47:35   represent the way it actually looks on [TS]

01:47:37   the watch like I didn't notice but yeah [TS]

01:47:39   i was looking at that yellow I wouldn't [TS]

01:47:41   I wouldn't pick that but let you in on a [TS]

01:47:44   little secret which is in all of my [TS]

01:47:47   calendars and absolutely everything as [TS]

01:47:48   we discussed before like you have to [TS]

01:47:50   have colors that mean various things and [TS]

01:47:52   in my whole system [TS]

01:47:53   yellow is free time so that's why the [TS]

01:47:55   watch face is yellow work is over it's [TS]

01:47:59   just free time [TS]

01:48:00   snapchat yella it is yellow [TS]

01:48:05   the wrong kind of yellowy that huh [TS]

01:48:09   the wrong kind of app for me that for [TS]

01:48:11   upload [TS]