Cortex 27: Danger Inches Away


00:00:00   so I have to warn you that you are [TS]

00:00:01   stepping into a podcast with a person [TS]

00:00:04   who hasn't slept very much in five days [TS]

00:00:06   and has not prepared at all and is [TS]

00:00:09   already at the worn thin edge of all of [TS]

00:00:14   his nerve so good luck to you with this [TS]

00:00:16   one Mike alright so as we're recording [TS]

00:00:18   in case you hadn't already guessed grey [TS]

00:00:21   is in an animation coma [TS]

00:00:24   I think coma coma would be sweet relief [TS]

00:00:28   it'sit's all the activity that's the [TS]

00:00:30   problem like I'm trying to think of what [TS]

00:00:33   the term would be right because when [TS]

00:00:34   you're in a coma your kind of like stuck [TS]

00:00:36   right is nothing you can do your kind of [TS]

00:00:39   imprisoned within yourself i guess in a [TS]

00:00:40   way right and i'm trying to think what [TS]

00:00:43   the animation is doing to you like [TS]

00:00:44   animation j or something that what how [TS]

00:00:47   would you describe this euro I've [TS]

00:00:49   basically giving you sweet relief from [TS]

00:00:51   animation for an hour or so [TS]

00:00:53   the only reason i am talking to you [TS]

00:00:56   right now is because I physically need [TS]

00:01:00   to take a break and so you are my quote [TS]

00:01:04   break at the moment but yes what was the [TS]

00:01:08   proper analogy [TS]

00:01:09   let's see let's try not to not try not [TS]

00:01:11   to overblow it I animations sweatshop [TS]

00:01:14   maybe that's a good one [TS]

00:01:15   yeah because that's what it feels like [TS]

00:01:18   just to clarify in case there are any [TS]

00:01:20   legal representatives listening it's [TS]

00:01:22   only great in this sweatshop which is [TS]

00:01:25   something we'll talk about later on [TS]

00:01:26   actually but right now the sweatshop [TS]

00:01:28   consists of only you there are no other [TS]

00:01:30   people [TS]

00:01:31   yeah that you're forcing to do the look [TS]

00:01:33   yeah it's just it's just me i am talking [TS]

00:01:36   to you from the room in which i have [TS]

00:01:38   been sitting not looking at my watch now [TS]

00:01:41   or four days straight of animation so [TS]

00:01:48   yeah I'm going a little crazy so [TS]

00:01:49   basically the video the the encryption [TS]

00:01:53   video that you made it will be out by [TS]

00:01:55   the time the show comes out this is what [TS]

00:01:57   you're currently in the midst of [TS]

00:01:59   creating yes that's correct that's [TS]

00:02:02   correct but you say you've been there [TS]

00:02:04   for four days straight [TS]

00:02:05   like what is that like you sleeping in [TS]

00:02:08   that room you what how many hours are [TS]

00:02:10   you sleeping like I'm just interested in [TS]

00:02:12   understanding that the [TS]

00:02:13   crunch what is happening here so what [TS]

00:02:16   happens here is this little routine that [TS]

00:02:18   I've talked about before is that it's [TS]

00:02:20   for various reasons i have always just [TS]

00:02:22   found that the way that I work is just [TS]

00:02:25   by doing all of the animation in one big [TS]

00:02:27   go that this is just the way it works [TS]

00:02:30   for me this is what sort of takes less [TS]

00:02:34   time than trying to spread it out [TS]

00:02:36   although there are other reasons why I [TS]

00:02:37   tend not to spread it out but what i [TS]

00:02:40   have done is that I get up I'm getting [TS]

00:02:44   up usually around six or so and i live [TS]

00:02:49   by timers for the time that I'm [TS]

00:02:53   animating so I have a little loop that I [TS]

00:02:55   just repeat until I fall asleep and so [TS]

00:02:58   the timer's go 40 minutes 7 minutes 40 [TS]

00:03:02   minutes 20 minutes [TS]

00:03:03   repeat and so this is what I do so it's [TS]

00:03:06   a 40 minute bursts of work a quick seven [TS]

00:03:10   minute break another 40 minutes of work [TS]

00:03:13   and then a longer 20-minute break where [TS]

00:03:16   I'm trying to stand up and maybe get [TS]

00:03:18   something to eat or take a walk around [TS]

00:03:19   the block or whatever it is and so I [TS]

00:03:22   just repeat that until i go to sleep in [TS]

00:03:26   the end so i have been tracking my time [TS]

00:03:29   and and it's just yeah it's a huge it's [TS]

00:03:32   a huge number of minutes that are poured [TS]

00:03:35   into animation over the in the entirety [TS]

00:03:38   of the day this is a horrible way to [TS]

00:03:41   look but it's only for a short time or [TS]

00:03:46   at least the what hat what happens what [TS]

00:03:48   happens is i always think like others [TS]

00:03:51   will just be two days but i have been [TS]

00:03:54   realizing that particularly with the [TS]

00:03:56   last couple things that were working on [TS]

00:03:57   them and slightly bigger slightly more [TS]

00:03:59   complicated projects and I originally [TS]

00:04:00   anticipated and so while it's like I'll [TS]

00:04:03   do this just for two days [TS]

00:04:05   this is now turned into like a four days [TS]

00:04:07   probably it'll be finished up in in five [TS]

00:04:11   actual days and then it will be done but [TS]

00:04:14   yeah I don't like it but this is this is [TS]

00:04:17   how the sausage gets made right but [TS]

00:04:21   there's a problem [TS]

00:04:22   if there is a significant problem which [TS]

00:04:25   is clear to me and I'm sure to you that [TS]

00:04:28   is manifesting itself because of these [TS]

00:04:30   crunch Sprint's that you do and that's [TS]

00:04:34   RSI you tweeted a couple of weeks ago [TS]

00:04:37   that you were really struggling with [TS]

00:04:39   some RSI stuff and I know from [TS]

00:04:42   conversations that we've had that it's [TS]

00:04:45   been particularly bad recently who [TS]

00:04:47   so what is going on here with your RSI [TS]

00:04:51   is it any different to before and what [TS]

00:04:55   are you doing about it [TS]

00:04:57   yeah sorry sighs the thing that we've [TS]

00:04:59   touched upon before in this show and [TS]

00:05:02   different ways to try to to manage it [TS]

00:05:04   and to deal with this one is one of [TS]

00:05:08   these problems like it's an ongoing [TS]

00:05:09   thing like if you start to get it you're [TS]

00:05:13   going to have to manage it over over the [TS]

00:05:15   long term [TS]

00:05:16   now what happened to me recently the [TS]

00:05:19   thing that I tweeted about was when I [TS]

00:05:21   was animating the previous video which [TS]

00:05:24   was the the Q&A video that i put up i [TS]

00:05:26   don't know like two weeks ago an hour at [TS]

00:05:28   the time we were recording because that [TS]

00:05:30   video is just very long and because i [TS]

00:05:35   did have a bit of an advertising [TS]

00:05:36   deadline but I needed to hit like I was [TS]

00:05:38   busy and a meeting that thing as much as [TS]

00:05:42   I possibly could and I think they no [TS]

00:05:48   small part because of the thing that we [TS]

00:05:49   might touch upon later as well like i [TS]

00:05:51   have been sitting at my computer much [TS]

00:05:54   less than the normal over the past many [TS]

00:05:57   months like this is the thing that has [TS]

00:05:58   really escalated and so now it's a funny [TS]

00:06:01   situation that when I sit down at my [TS]

00:06:02   computer it's a it's a place where I [TS]

00:06:05   don't normally sit and so I think my [TS]

00:06:08   body is finding itself in this position [TS]

00:06:10   of like oh we don't do this a little bit [TS]

00:06:12   every day it's now changed to a thing [TS]

00:06:15   where it's like we don't normally do [TS]

00:06:16   this hardly ever and then suddenly we do [TS]

00:06:19   this for several days in a row it's [TS]

00:06:22   probably like a shock to your system [TS]

00:06:25   I think that's what it is like i have [TS]

00:06:27   been finding the last animation and this [TS]

00:06:30   animation much more physically difficult [TS]

00:06:32   to do than previous ones and i really [TS]

00:06:35   think it's a sign [TS]

00:06:36   effective just not being at the computer [TS]

00:06:38   very much at all [TS]

00:06:39   so your pain is is in the wrist right so [TS]

00:06:43   i have here [TS]

00:06:45   welcome to the old man complaining about [TS]

00:06:46   problems bodka you know that it's not [TS]

00:06:48   all right because I mean I've had this [TS]

00:06:50   problem and I'm but a spring chicken you [TS]

00:06:57   are Mike you weren't funny spring [TS]

00:07:00   chicken affects us all the things i have [TS]

00:07:05   to have two problems [TS]

00:07:06   neither of which are our fun the one [TS]

00:07:08   that I I worry much more about is that [TS]

00:07:11   my right hand in particular because this [TS]

00:07:15   is the hand amusing to do the vast [TS]

00:07:16   majority of my animation that hasn't [TS]

00:07:19   just a a kind of stereotypical RSI [TS]

00:07:21   problem that after a while no matter how [TS]

00:07:24   much i'm switching between the pen [TS]

00:07:26   tablet and between a mouse in between a [TS]

00:07:28   trackball like eventually my three [TS]

00:07:31   primary fingers like my index middle and [TS]

00:07:33   and thumb and the the hand itself like [TS]

00:07:37   can run into pain just losing them see [TS]

00:07:40   my the pain that I've had in the past [TS]

00:07:42   was completely localized to my wrist [TS]

00:07:45   mm it was like burning yeah like just [TS]

00:07:50   not like not good stuff [TS]

00:07:52   yeah it can be bad and this is this this [TS]

00:07:55   plugs into y like I'm I'm so intense [TS]

00:08:00   about using the Apple pencil like why [TS]

00:08:03   one of the reasons why i like using that [TS]

00:08:04   so much of my iPads is because one of [TS]

00:08:06   the ways of the pain can manifest itself [TS]

00:08:08   is just physically touching things like [TS]

00:08:11   so if I'm touching things with the tips [TS]

00:08:12   of my fingers that can aggravate the RSI [TS]

00:08:16   a little bit if it's particularly bad so [TS]

00:08:18   being able to indirectly touch something [TS]

00:08:20   by like holding a pen and then tapping a [TS]

00:08:21   touch target like that is that is way [TS]

00:08:24   better [TS]

00:08:24   mhm but the thing that really caught me [TS]

00:08:27   out last time which was a little problem [TS]

00:08:31   that i have had and that i have tried to [TS]

00:08:33   manage but that suddenly became a really [TS]

00:08:35   terrible problem was that I in on my [TS]

00:08:39   right arm on my shoulder blade around [TS]

00:08:41   there i guess i have a kind of muscular [TS]

00:08:44   problem that has developed i think from [TS]

00:08:46   sitting in chair [TS]

00:08:48   there's for a long time basically but I [TS]

00:08:51   got it I got a big I got a big scare for [TS]

00:08:54   the last video because i think i have [TS]

00:08:57   been animating for something like three [TS]

00:08:58   days and then I woke up in the morning [TS]

00:09:01   and the great six o'clock like to have [TS]

00:09:04   to go to work and when I stood up like I [TS]

00:09:07   just had like this horrific pain kind of [TS]

00:09:10   rip through my right shoulder blade and [TS]

00:09:12   it was this muscular problem and i just [TS]

00:09:15   had to not do anything for the whole day [TS]

00:09:17   like I just lost a day of work because [TS]

00:09:19   like man I am having a hard time moving [TS]

00:09:23   around my apartment let alone like [TS]

00:09:26   sitting at a desk and working all day I [TS]

00:09:29   so that was a thing like before it had [TS]

00:09:31   been like oh I have a small muscular [TS]

00:09:33   problem in my back that aggravates me [TS]

00:09:34   sometimes and then it kind of exploded [TS]

00:09:36   into the like no no you're going to be [TS]

00:09:39   lying down all day you're going to be [TS]

00:09:40   doing nothing like I hope you I hope you [TS]

00:09:43   enjoy finishing off this season of [TS]

00:09:45   standalone complex but like you can do [TS]

00:09:47   nothing else all day you can't work [TS]

00:09:49   you're not going to be able to [TS]

00:09:50   manipulate anything with your right arm [TS]

00:09:52   so RSI it's been it's been on my mind [TS]

00:09:56   then that's but not great so the way [TS]

00:09:58   that you've rehabilitated but from this [TS]

00:10:01   injury is why i like one week later [TS]

00:10:02   getting back into the animation chair [TS]

00:10:06   okay well first of all it's like two and [TS]

00:10:08   a half weeks later that i'm working on [TS]

00:10:10   another video all that's okay [TS]

00:10:12   yeah it'sit's forever it's probably why [TS]

00:10:15   please let me retract my statement [TS]

00:10:17   yeah but now it in between those two [TS]

00:10:20   times I have seen like a massage like a [TS]

00:10:23   physical therapist person here in London [TS]

00:10:25   is extremely I've been seeing her for [TS]

00:10:29   maybe about a year to try to help deal [TS]

00:10:30   with this one problem in my back and she [TS]

00:10:34   was clearly really annoyed with me last [TS]

00:10:36   time [TS]

00:10:37   mm when I showed up she was like poking [TS]

00:10:39   my back is like what did you do [TS]

00:10:40   occasionally it's all hard back here [TS]

00:10:42   like this is not this is not how arms [TS]

00:10:44   are supposed to be so you're also having [TS]

00:10:46   back pains [TS]

00:10:47   yeah it'sit's really this like muscular [TS]

00:10:50   problem around my shoulder blade is what [TS]

00:10:52   it is like that's that's that's what it [TS]

00:10:54   is and then I go to this person who [TS]

00:10:57   bends my arm around in funny ways and [TS]

00:11:00   pokes and process [TS]

00:11:01   make me feel like a chicken like you're [TS]

00:11:02   never more aware of like the internal [TS]

00:11:04   muscular and bone structure of your meat [TS]

00:11:08   sack body then when someone else is like [TS]

00:11:09   pushing it around and you might break it [TS]

00:11:11   like I got it so physically [TS]

00:11:13   uncomfortable [TS]

00:11:13   why do I have to be reminded that i am [TS]

00:11:15   made of meat in this way and they do [TS]

00:11:17   those things to you which makes it feel [TS]

00:11:19   like your heads going to blow up ya [TS]

00:11:21   advice [TS]

00:11:22   it's horrible it's really horrible i had [TS]

00:11:25   had this had this one experience where [TS]

00:11:28   it's like hard to describe she's bending [TS]

00:11:31   my arm but I need to keep laying down [TS]

00:11:33   flat but the way she's bending my arm [TS]

00:11:34   like the natural implication is to like [TS]

00:11:36   sit up right you want to kind of sit up [TS]

00:11:38   and move with emotion but like that's [TS]

00:11:39   not what you're supposed to do so she's [TS]

00:11:42   like now lay down flat so she bends the [TS]

00:11:43   arm and I kind of sit up and she just [TS]

00:11:45   like pops me on the nose she's like down [TS]

00:11:48   like you have to go to get out right [TS]

00:11:50   down boy [TS]

00:11:52   whatever the thing was there was just [TS]

00:11:54   like such a physically startling moment [TS]

00:11:57   which is a real no-nonsense person like [TS]

00:11:59   what I need to fix your broken dumb arm [TS]

00:12:02   right and you're not helping you can [TS]

00:12:03   compute them [TS]

00:12:04   eggs-actly what do you do all day like I [TS]

00:12:07   wasted all day [TS]

00:12:08   no that is not good for you it's [TS]

00:12:10   effective for you so yes I i have been [TS]

00:12:13   have been seeking professional help but [TS]

00:12:17   i do think that not working on my [TS]

00:12:21   computer combined with the last couple [TS]

00:12:23   projects being bigger and further apart [TS]

00:12:25   like this is this is becoming a problem [TS]

00:12:29   that I i I'm needing to manage in a in a [TS]

00:12:34   different way that I need to work around [TS]

00:12:36   to some extent and in the future like I [TS]

00:12:39   have a few ideas about that which we may [TS]

00:12:41   get to but it's definitely a it's a [TS]

00:12:44   thing that I worry about now being an [TS]

00:12:46   old man i am both concerned and [TS]

00:12:49   frustrated at you [TS]

00:12:51   oh yeah in regards to this so I worried [TS]

00:12:54   about you but I'm also kind of annoyed a [TS]

00:12:57   year because you're putting yourself in [TS]

00:13:00   this situation by the weird ways that [TS]

00:13:02   you work when you could actually just [TS]

00:13:05   not do this someone could do this for [TS]

00:13:09   you and it's very interesting to me that [TS]

00:13:13   we're in the year of less but you're [TS]

00:13:15   still doing this [TS]

00:13:16   well the year of less has many parts to [TS]

00:13:20   it and I talked about the year of less a [TS]

00:13:26   while back and even in the beginning of [TS]

00:13:30   the year like the animation was [TS]

00:13:32   something that was on my mind that falls [TS]

00:13:34   into the theme of the year of less right [TS]

00:13:37   and I sort of kind of did that with the [TS]

00:13:40   star trek video of having someone else [TS]

00:13:42   generate all the artwork although that [TS]

00:13:43   was as we discussed at the time of [TS]

00:13:45   project that i discovered like oh [TS]

00:13:46   actually this doesn't really save me the [TS]

00:13:49   time that I thought animating I just [TS]

00:13:51   sort of shifts the work in this around [TS]

00:13:53   in a slightly different way [TS]

00:13:55   there are a number of things that are [TS]

00:13:58   connected to this year of less and i [TS]

00:14:00   feel like i have made progress on a few [TS]

00:14:03   of them so far but the and the animation [TS]

00:14:05   is on my mind it but it is definitely [TS]

00:14:07   the thorniest most important and biggest [TS]

00:14:12   and hardest one to two work around but i [TS]

00:14:15   think that the my recent RSI and health [TS]

00:14:20   problems are like accelerating the [TS]

00:14:22   importance of this in the list of things [TS]

00:14:25   that I am attempting to do under the [TS]

00:14:27   banner of the year of less precious [TS]

00:14:30   about the animation [TS]

00:14:32   what do you mean by that so the star [TS]

00:14:36   trek video is not a good reason for why [TS]

00:14:41   getting an animator it's difficult like [TS]

00:14:44   the time and effort that it took to put [TS]

00:14:46   that video together I don't think [TS]

00:14:48   equates to the reason that having [TS]

00:14:51   somebody to animation for you is tricky [TS]

00:14:53   because the animation and the [TS]

00:14:55   illustration style was far more complex [TS]

00:14:59   than what you usually do [TS]

00:15:02   whoo-hoo so I don't really think that [TS]

00:15:04   it's like candy you can say i look how [TS]

00:15:07   much harder longer this took how much [TS]

00:15:10   more expensive maybe it was to produce [TS]

00:15:11   because you would go in for something [TS]

00:15:15   completely different [TS]

00:15:16   will like I i love your animation style [TS]

00:15:20   but it's not complicated [TS]

00:15:23   well for something to do [TS]

00:15:25   and I think that like you you could find [TS]

00:15:28   a skill animator who could replicate [TS]

00:15:31   what you do quite easily you know like [TS]

00:15:33   there's one person that draws the [TS]

00:15:35   simpsons you know that they're skilled [TS]

00:15:38   animators are able to replicate a style [TS]

00:15:40   and I don't think it would be very [TS]

00:15:44   difficult or would take too much work to [TS]

00:15:47   kind of mold somebody into to wanting to [TS]

00:15:50   work the way that you do like somebody [TS]

00:15:52   could understand how to do the stuff [TS]

00:15:54   that you do i think quite simply and [TS]

00:15:56   then it would be a case of you working [TS]

00:15:58   with that person to establish systems [TS]

00:16:01   for how you would then be directing the [TS]

00:16:03   videos who like it's a new type of work [TS]

00:16:07   which i think is probably what's making [TS]

00:16:09   you hesitant of it but I think in the [TS]

00:16:11   long run I don't think it would be [TS]

00:16:12   incredibly difficult to do that like [TS]

00:16:15   let's use occurs because that in a [TS]

00:16:18   nutshell as an example like that is way [TS]

00:16:21   more complicated animation style [TS]

00:16:23   don't be i think more difficult to [TS]

00:16:25   replicate right like they have a their [TS]

00:16:27   visual style is as iconic as yours I [TS]

00:16:30   think it's way more complex than fair to [TS]

00:16:33   say oh yeah oh yeah if you look at any [TS]

00:16:35   of the any other slides on on one of [TS]

00:16:37   their videos the number of the number of [TS]

00:16:39   elements is enormous [TS]

00:16:41   so beautiful right oh yeah it's a great [TS]

00:16:43   style it's absolutely great style and [TS]

00:16:45   your style is equally great but is [TS]

00:16:47   simpler so I think it would be easier [TS]

00:16:50   for somebody to pick it up so I'm just [TS]

00:16:55   feeling like one of the main reasons you [TS]

00:16:59   haven't done this yet because you don't [TS]

00:17:01   enjoy it right like you don't enjoy this [TS]

00:17:03   part of that is how you don't enjoy the [TS]

00:17:06   animation [TS]

00:17:07   oh yeah the animation has always been [TS]

00:17:09   the part that feels like a real slog to [TS]

00:17:12   me like that's not a that's not a secret [TS]

00:17:14   to go along with what you're talking [TS]

00:17:17   about here like a couple points first [TS]

00:17:20   was first was doing the star trek video [TS]

00:17:23   made it much clearer to me this idea [TS]

00:17:26   that like oh there might actually be two [TS]

00:17:28   separate roles here there is a set an [TS]

00:17:32   artwork generation and that there is [TS]

00:17:35   animation and as dumb as it sounds in my [TS]

00:17:38   mind because I [TS]

00:17:39   I'm the person who does everything I [TS]

00:17:40   didn't actually realize that there are [TS]

00:17:42   two distinct roles like oh I can get [TS]

00:17:47   someone who does artwork and then there [TS]

00:17:50   could be someone else who does the [TS]

00:17:52   animation that these don't have to be [TS]

00:17:53   the same person and in some ways it's [TS]

00:17:56   like that makes things much easier to [TS]

00:17:58   understand like oh I'm not looking for a [TS]

00:17:59   magic person who does everything i could [TS]

00:18:02   actually have to freelancers filling [TS]

00:18:05   these two separate roles and then what [TS]

00:18:08   is my role like maybe I am coordinating [TS]

00:18:10   the actions of these two people i think [TS]

00:18:12   we've fallen into the trap of cooling [TS]

00:18:15   animation everything [TS]

00:18:18   yes so like I was a little illustration [TS]

00:18:20   and the work in Final Cut that they are [TS]

00:18:24   two different things but we think of [TS]

00:18:25   them as the same thing [TS]

00:18:27   yeah it in my mind I I never separated [TS]

00:18:30   those two things never really occurred [TS]

00:18:32   to me but of course we talked about like [TS]

00:18:35   a creativity ink if you episodes ago [TS]

00:18:37   like well there are people who work in [TS]

00:18:39   digital animation and their only job is [TS]

00:18:41   textures like they don't do anything [TS]

00:18:43   except just textures it is there's no [TS]

00:18:46   one who's drawing the entirety of like [TS]

00:18:51   Sully in monsters inc right someone's [TS]

00:18:53   just working on the first someone's just [TS]

00:18:55   working on the eyes so these these [TS]

00:18:58   things are definitely broken down but it [TS]

00:19:00   in in my mind from my own work it was [TS]

00:19:02   all just mixed together in this ball of [TS]

00:19:04   like here's how a video gets made and I [TS]

00:19:07   do all of these things and would really [TS]

00:19:10   didn't help clarifying that is the [TS]

00:19:14   process that I'm going through right now [TS]

00:19:16   is that I am mixing these things like i [TS]

00:19:20   generate some assets and artwork and [TS]

00:19:23   then I animate them and see how it looks [TS]

00:19:25   and then I go back and generate new [TS]

00:19:26   assets and artwork and add them to find [TS]

00:19:28   out like I keep going back and forth [TS]

00:19:30   between my two programs escape to draw [TS]

00:19:32   and final cut to animate and so that [TS]

00:19:35   further blurs things in my own mind and [TS]

00:19:38   that's why I think like the star trek [TS]

00:19:39   video was really quite a useful thing to [TS]

00:19:42   do and to make it just much clearer like [TS]

00:19:44   okay I have a better sense of what I [TS]

00:19:47   might actually be looking for even when [TS]

00:19:49   I [TS]

00:19:49   you need to bring on help now the second [TS]

00:19:53   point that I wanted to bring up that [TS]

00:19:55   which is when you talk about being [TS]

00:19:56   precious about the animation the one [TS]

00:20:01   thing that i have always been aware of [TS]

00:20:04   is like when I'm writing the script I [TS]

00:20:07   have an idea of what I want on the [TS]

00:20:09   screen at the time and I think that [TS]

00:20:11   really helps make the videos this [TS]

00:20:13   consistent entity and then I'm also [TS]

00:20:16   aware that when i'm working through [TS]

00:20:18   actually animating it there's just a ton [TS]

00:20:21   of stuff that I think to add while i am [TS]

00:20:24   in the video creation process and this [TS]

00:20:26   is part of the reason why it always ends [TS]

00:20:28   up taking longer than I anticipated it's [TS]

00:20:30   going to be because i'm i'm putting [TS]

00:20:31   something together like oh this would be [TS]

00:20:33   a great little visual reference to put [TS]

00:20:35   in this scene or oh you know what i want [TS]

00:20:36   to do this this way I keep wanting to [TS]

00:20:38   like add all of these things and i do [TS]

00:20:41   think that a lot of the stuff that I [TS]

00:20:42   come up with while i am in the process [TS]

00:20:45   of animating adds to the final product [TS]

00:20:49   like things that it didn't occur to me [TS]

00:20:51   to do until I'm just kind of playing [TS]

00:20:53   around with art and animation seeing how [TS]

00:20:56   does this work together who what can I [TS]

00:20:57   do with this [TS]

00:20:58   but but one of the things that that i'm [TS]

00:21:06   thinking a lot about is how to get the [TS]

00:21:11   entirety of my job done without having [TS]

00:21:14   to touch my computer and I'm i keep [TS]

00:21:20   coming to this idea like well I may need [TS]

00:21:23   to have videos take a much longer time [TS]

00:21:25   from start to finish because maybe there [TS]

00:21:28   is a role for me as the like constant [TS]

00:21:34   director and refiner of animation work [TS]

00:21:37   that is happening and i think that it [TS]

00:21:43   didn't quite occur to me that maybe lots [TS]

00:21:46   of these things that I come up with [TS]

00:21:47   while I am animating instead i can come [TS]

00:21:51   up with [TS]

00:21:51   while i am reviewing the work of what an [TS]

00:21:54   illustrator or an animator is doing and [TS]

00:21:57   just accepting the fact like you know [TS]

00:21:58   what is going to be a ton of going back [TS]

00:22:01   and forth between [TS]

00:22:02   animators and illustrators with like [TS]

00:22:05   let's add this like can we do this can [TS]

00:22:08   this thing go over here like maybe [TS]

00:22:10   that's the way forward but it will mean [TS]

00:22:14   that like you know let's let's say it [TS]

00:22:17   takes four weeks to do a script from [TS]

00:22:19   start to finish [TS]

00:22:20   I got very used to this idea of like oh [TS]

00:22:22   I script is done and then within a week [TS]

00:22:25   at most i have the video up and isn't [TS]

00:22:26   that great like well you know what maybe [TS]

00:22:29   what's really going to have to happen is [TS]

00:22:31   that the production cycle is something [TS]

00:22:33   more like eight weeks right that there's [TS]

00:22:35   four weeks of writing for weeks of [TS]

00:22:37   back-and-forth with people working on [TS]

00:22:39   the video but during that people working [TS]

00:22:42   back and forth on the video i can be [TS]

00:22:44   writing the next video because that's [TS]

00:22:48   the other thing that has been on my mind [TS]

00:22:49   is like I can't keep blasting a hole in [TS]

00:22:52   my schedule like knocking out a week [TS]

00:22:54   every once in a while where it's just [TS]

00:22:56   total animation time like an everything [TS]

00:22:59   else in the world falls by the wayside [TS]

00:23:01   so I know you've been bugging me about [TS]

00:23:04   this mike and i know that my body is [TS]

00:23:06   certainly more than bugging me about it [TS]

00:23:09   so it's like something something has to [TS]

00:23:12   change and i'll just say I took a big [TS]

00:23:14   gum on one of my breaks I took a big [TS]

00:23:17   walk around a particular area in London [TS]

00:23:19   that I like and I was just trying to [TS]

00:23:20   think about ok how how is it sensible to [TS]

00:23:24   try to go about maybe bringing on some [TS]

00:23:26   help and I have come up with an idea [TS]

00:23:28   that I think will work about how to try [TS]

00:23:30   to get this process started [TS]

00:23:32   so there's something on my mind which [TS]

00:23:34   might might come out soon about like how [TS]

00:23:37   can I try to make this snowball get [TS]

00:23:41   started rolling downhill good [TS]

00:23:45   because if you don't fix it [TS]

00:23:48   there are many more videos yeah well [TS]

00:23:51   that's that that's the other thing right [TS]

00:23:53   is this like okay I've had two videos in [TS]

00:23:55   a row now where the the production has [TS]

00:23:57   been physically difficult and I'd like I [TS]

00:23:59   don't anticipate that is going to change [TS]

00:24:01   and so yeah if I don't change something [TS]

00:24:04   I could just wake up one morning was [TS]

00:24:05   like oh now you have a permanent health [TS]

00:24:07   problem right now is to light the case [TS]

00:24:09   you didn't put anything in place [TS]

00:24:11   yeah that's exactly it i feel like well [TS]

00:24:13   I am I am trying to get this in motion [TS]

00:24:17   before it's a real emergency and this is [TS]

00:24:21   people people like people are like oh [TS]

00:24:24   boy wouldn't it be amazing to be [TS]

00:24:26   self-employed right and it's like well [TS]

00:24:27   it depends a lot on your personality if [TS]

00:24:30   it would be amazing to be self-employed [TS]

00:24:31   and one of this scariest things about [TS]

00:24:37   being self-employed is exactly this kind [TS]

00:24:39   of moment of like you know what you [TS]

00:24:41   could wake up one morning and it's just [TS]

00:24:42   all over right you can wake up one [TS]

00:24:44   morning and you just have a physical [TS]

00:24:47   problem and you can't do this thing [TS]

00:24:48   anymore like the business world changes [TS]

00:24:50   outrun you feel like you're always [TS]

00:24:51   standing on this precarious cliff you're [TS]

00:24:54   like wow this view is magnificent but [TS]

00:24:56   like there's danger inches away [TS]

00:24:59   that's that's kind of what it's like to [TS]

00:25:01   be self-employed and this is this is me [TS]

00:25:04   quite recently coming up against one of [TS]

00:25:06   these little moments of like man you [TS]

00:25:08   gotta be real careful here because it [TS]

00:25:10   could be a could be in a really bad [TS]

00:25:12   situation if i don't if I don't pay [TS]

00:25:14   attention so last year of less me there [TS]

00:25:18   are going to be people that will now [TS]

00:25:20   want to be our animator yeah maybe i'm [TS]

00:25:23   going to get a bunch of CVS then [TS]

00:25:24   basically which I look forward to [TS]

00:25:26   receiving it thanks [TS]

00:25:28   it's now time to break the bodies of [TS]

00:25:32   young humans that's that's effectively [TS]

00:25:35   what we're going to do now i'm going to [TS]

00:25:37   stop breaking my body and breaking other [TS]

00:25:38   people's well actually it's an [TS]

00:25:40   interesting thing because I'm when you [TS]

00:25:42   mention that because I've been talking [TS]

00:25:45   to some people who get animation work [TS]

00:25:47   done like I've been I've been kind of [TS]

00:25:49   behind-the-scenes sending out feelers [TS]

00:25:51   about like how do you work how do you [TS]

00:25:52   work like how to all of these things go [TS]

00:25:54   and one of the things i just realized [TS]

00:25:57   like mad [TS]

00:25:58   when people would give me estimates [TS]

00:26:00   about how many seconds per day of [TS]

00:26:02   animation their team's producer like [TS]

00:26:05   what you can expect from people [TS]

00:26:07   producing animation all of these numbers [TS]

00:26:10   i realize like holy god i am doing what [TS]

00:26:15   is regarded as an insane amount of [TS]

00:26:18   animation work per day [TS]

00:26:19   ah so you're actually working at the [TS]

00:26:23   level of a team because of the insane [TS]

00:26:27   hours that you put yourself in [TS]

00:26:28   yeah thats basically what i realize is [TS]

00:26:30   like okay I am doing somewhere between [TS]

00:26:33   two to four times more animation work [TS]

00:26:37   than anybody expects out of an animation [TS]

00:26:40   employee per day was like okay this is [TS]

00:26:44   this is an interesting thing here like I [TS]

00:26:46   could it was just it was interesting to [TS]

00:26:48   consistently get numbers across the [TS]

00:26:50   board that were like these are these are [TS]

00:26:52   insane unsustainable levels of animation [TS]

00:26:55   production so it's like okay right [TS]

00:26:57   that's part of why i was thinking about [TS]

00:26:58   how I know the animation is going to [TS]

00:27:00   have to take longer because i cannot [TS]

00:27:03   possibly expect that anybody is going to [TS]

00:27:07   be doing the same amount of work that [TS]

00:27:08   I'm doing like it i would be the world's [TS]

00:27:12   worst boss was like okay I expect you to [TS]

00:27:14   get up at six and you're going to go to [TS]

00:27:16   bed between 10 and 11 and you're going [TS]

00:27:18   to animate the entire time and you're [TS]

00:27:20   going to do that for 45 days in a row [TS]

00:27:22   that would just be monstrous like it's [TS]

00:27:24   just it's wildly wildly undoable and so [TS]

00:27:29   that's why it's like well other people [TS]

00:27:31   can work more sustainably and other [TS]

00:27:34   people won't also have the problem that [TS]

00:27:35   i have like well I don't sit at this [TS]

00:27:37   chair accept all of a sudden for huge [TS]

00:27:40   amounts of time so i do not think that [TS]

00:27:43   it is breaking the bodies of younger [TS]

00:27:45   people i think it is asking other people [TS]

00:27:48   to like work in a sustainable way that I [TS]

00:27:50   am obviously not mentally capable of [TS]

00:27:54   working at i'm very pleased that you're [TS]

00:27:58   being shown proof now of why the way [TS]

00:28:02   that you do this stuff shouldn't [TS]

00:28:04   continue who this makes me feel happy [TS]

00:28:07   them some worried about you [TS]

00:28:11   in the same way that when I was [TS]

00:28:12   exhibiting RSI problems you were going [TS]

00:28:14   crazy at me [TS]

00:28:15   yeah I was going crazy at you but it's [TS]

00:28:17   also because you make your business [TS]

00:28:19   owner I like you someone here though [TS]

00:28:21   yeah it's just three right it's like all [TS]

00:28:25   mixed together what it's just me right [TS]

00:28:27   like it's one person can sit down to [TS]

00:28:29   read the email revisited and write a [TS]

00:28:31   whole org chart from my company because [TS]

00:28:33   there's only one person even though I [TS]

00:28:34   totally can I totally should [TS]

00:28:36   and I bet you already have not only have [TS]

00:28:38   yeah that's true haha but pictures of [TS]

00:28:42   myself everywhere I did so yeah it's [TS]

00:28:48   it's just one of these cases like being [TS]

00:28:50   a self-employed person it all gets [TS]

00:28:53   muddled up together and and this is a [TS]

00:28:55   moment that is causing me to be much [TS]

00:28:57   more much more clear about separating [TS]

00:29:00   things out and as longtime listeners of [TS]

00:29:04   the show will know like well this is not [TS]

00:29:05   really surprised any surprise that I'm [TS]

00:29:07   here now he's like well there's a reason [TS]

00:29:09   i want to talk about e-myth revisited [TS]

00:29:10   recently and there's a reason that this [TS]

00:29:13   is the year of last like this is a thing [TS]

00:29:14   that has been on my mind for a while and [TS]

00:29:16   making motions towards making more of a [TS]

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00:30:57   FM have been drinking a lot of coffee [TS]

00:31:00   today [TS]

00:31:01   yeah I had I had an unusual amount of [TS]

00:31:05   coffee today [TS]

00:31:06   oh yeah why for you i went to the bars [TS]

00:31:09   today LOL for your beard straightening [TS]

00:31:12   and my haircut yeah so I more I more [TS]

00:31:15   pristine but I got coffee before I went [TS]

00:31:17   in and then a coffee when I left and [TS]

00:31:20   we're talking like the strong hipster [TS]

00:31:22   coffee right so I'm gonna come on a real [TS]

00:31:26   high right now [TS]

00:31:28   no that's just wrong coffee that's the [TS]

00:31:30   idea before six thirty in the morning [TS]

00:31:32   you go to prep that you know that [TS]

00:31:35   nothing now I know this this morning of [TS]

00:31:38   mom it's all it's all homegrown filter [TS]

00:31:40   coffee today for the past several days [TS]

00:31:43   actually i'm home grown from Amsterdam [TS]

00:31:45   yeah i would totally love to see like a [TS]

00:31:47   blood toxicology report my Kathy levels [TS]

00:31:49   right now it's all good man [TS]

00:31:52   yeah I won't worry about it oh I'm not [TS]

00:31:54   worried i know you know today like I was [TS]

00:31:57   an interest like it's really [TS]

00:31:59   entertaining that sometimes when i drink [TS]

00:32:02   coffee I i have the feeling like I could [TS]

00:32:04   run the world like I could just [TS]

00:32:06   completely rule the world and everything [TS]

00:32:07   would be fine do you ever get that [TS]

00:32:09   feeling like I'm just like I could do [TS]

00:32:11   anything right now like I'm unstoppable [TS]

00:32:14   no well I think it's because you drink [TS]

00:32:17   more coffee than me [TS]

00:32:19   yeah yeah so that's why you don't get [TS]

00:32:21   the rule the world feeling that i [TS]

00:32:22   sometimes get yeah I don't get [TS]

00:32:26   I don't get make a little Megan I can't [TS]

00:32:28   say no metal mania Magdalene min idol [TS]

00:32:31   make them make the look of Michael yeah [TS]

00:32:34   yeah I don't get that when i drink [TS]

00:32:36   coffee [TS]

00:32:36   ok just not good that's gonna all gray i [TS]

00:32:41   did i did i did a thing i did a real [TS]

00:32:43   thing last week I bought an ipad but [TS]

00:32:49   another one so your fault really [TS]

00:32:52   yeah yeah I know I know it's my fault i [TS]

00:32:55   know it's my fault it's my fault for [TS]

00:32:57   being so reasonable [TS]

00:32:59   mhm about why multiple iPads multiple [TS]

00:33:03   iPads pros are thing that's totally [TS]

00:33:07   useful i recorded with you on friday i [TS]

00:33:11   went to the apple store on Tuesday only [TS]

00:33:14   because i was busy on monday and i [TS]

00:33:20   bought a gold ipad pro 9.7 oh and I want [TS]

00:33:24   I want to give my my personal reasoning [TS]

00:33:27   for this so I'm very much on board of a [TS]

00:33:29   lot of the stuff you were talking about [TS]

00:33:30   last time about setting up devices for [TS]

00:33:34   different kind of mindsets and and [TS]

00:33:36   different ways of working and I am [TS]

00:33:39   completely on board with the multiple [TS]

00:33:41   screens as like pieces of paper idea [TS]

00:33:44   like I'm sold on that completely but the [TS]

00:33:48   thing that kind of tip me over the edge [TS]

00:33:49   when thinking about multiple iPads is [TS]

00:33:53   thinking about how over the last few [TS]

00:33:55   years i have used and how it's been [TS]

00:33:57   completely acceptable for people to do [TS]

00:34:00   this to have multiple max I've had a [TS]

00:34:04   laptop and a desktop for years because i [TS]

00:34:08   use them in different ways i'm operating [TS]

00:34:10   them in different ways and doing [TS]

00:34:11   different things with them and I figure [TS]

00:34:14   why wouldn't i have multiple iPads for [TS]

00:34:17   that same reason especially when in the [TS]

00:34:21   ipad pro line those two devices on the [TS]

00:34:24   face of it seems similar but when you [TS]

00:34:27   actually use them you realize they're [TS]

00:34:29   very different devices [TS]

00:34:31   oh how because of how iOS operates on [TS]

00:34:35   those devices [TS]

00:34:37   the the 12.9 inch iPad pro gives a far [TS]

00:34:41   superior multitasking of you who so it [TS]

00:34:44   really does to me feel like a computer [TS]

00:34:47   use the different things so my current [TS]

00:34:50   kind of arrangement is the 9.7 inch iPad [TS]

00:34:52   pro is being used for the consumption of [TS]

00:34:56   things so Twitter reading taking very [TS]

00:35:00   basic notes on stuff for shows watching [TS]

00:35:03   videos and things like that while I'm [TS]

00:35:05   around the house or in the morning or in [TS]

00:35:06   the evening and then the larger iPad pro [TS]

00:35:09   12.9 that's where the works getting done [TS]

00:35:12   that's where i'm filling out spreadsheet [TS]

00:35:14   and stats are i'm doing invoices you [TS]

00:35:17   know that that's where i'm communicating [TS]

00:35:19   with multiple people and coordinate and [TS]

00:35:21   stuff and doing my email and writing [TS]

00:35:24   scripts for ads like that's all [TS]

00:35:26   happening there [TS]

00:35:27   hmm i love it's the best is one of the [TS]

00:35:30   best things that's ever happened to be [TS]

00:35:32   i'm so happy people think i'm crazy i'm [TS]

00:35:35   trying so hard to convince people [TS]

00:35:36   basically every show I produce right now [TS]

00:35:39   is me trying to talk about why I think [TS]

00:35:43   this is fantastic [TS]

00:35:45   Oh Mike I know I know because since i [TS]

00:35:49   have been animating I've been listening [TS]

00:35:51   to a lot of podcasts and I feel like you [TS]

00:35:53   are my little Thomas Henry Huxley going [TS]

00:35:56   out into the world bulldogging this idea [TS]

00:35:59   about multiple iPads bro like a good [TS]

00:36:03   hearing you like singing the sweet [TS]

00:36:05   gospel like every show that record about [TS]

00:36:08   this is you know what it is i funny to [TS]

00:36:10   me is nobody says that you're being [TS]

00:36:12   crazy they just call me crazy because [TS]

00:36:14   people just like great deals what grade [TS]

00:36:15   does right like we can't understand him [TS]

00:36:19   and just goes and does his thing the [TS]

00:36:21   thing that's really funny about this to [TS]

00:36:23   me is is like we had that we had the [TS]

00:36:25   conversation of i am i am using three [TS]

00:36:29   ipads the framing of that was there has [TS]

00:36:32   been an ipad consolidation for me [TS]

00:36:35   exactly going to freaky is like a [TS]

00:36:38   smaller number that I used to have when [TS]

00:36:40   we first talked about ipads a while back [TS]

00:36:42   right [TS]

00:36:44   I'm totally wear that it's it does seem [TS]

00:36:46   as this funny kind of like who knows [TS]

00:36:48   what that guy is doing things like but [TS]

00:36:50   you Mike you are relatable and therefore [TS]

00:36:53   you see more crazy somehow in the minds [TS]

00:36:55   of others I think it's yeah yeah you [TS]

00:36:57   know what that's probably it like I'm [TS]

00:36:59   more of the everyman right you know like [TS]

00:37:02   a man of the people right and now that's [TS]

00:37:05   exactly right now it's like I'm turning [TS]

00:37:07   into cyborgs right as I'm moving more [TS]

00:37:10   towards robot gray you know like I'm in [TS]

00:37:12   that transition period but there have [TS]

00:37:15   also been people that have been tweeting [TS]

00:37:19   us who have gone this way to MH and and [TS]

00:37:24   can understand the superiority of having [TS]

00:37:26   multiple hats [TS]

00:37:28   oh yeah oh yeah i mean one of the things [TS]

00:37:30   out we sort of lost for the show notes [TS]

00:37:32   so i apologize to whoever this was but [TS]

00:37:34   someone sent us a while back on on [TS]

00:37:36   Twitter this picture of their daughter [TS]

00:37:39   doing her homework and it was this girl [TS]

00:37:41   on her bed just like surrounded by iPads [TS]

00:37:44   right she's working on a whole bunch of [TS]

00:37:46   stuff like she had her phone and a [TS]

00:37:47   couple of ipads on the bed and I guess [TS]

00:37:49   this is this is obviously a great way to [TS]

00:37:52   work in certain circumstances when [TS]

00:37:55   you're doing stuff like its it is just [TS]

00:37:57   clearly so nice to be able to do that [TS]

00:38:00   one of the things that I'm finding [TS]

00:38:02   interesting is the management of the [TS]

00:38:04   devices that's something that I'm really [TS]

00:38:06   trying to wrap my head around because [TS]

00:38:08   I'm not doing this in the same way that [TS]

00:38:09   you are like i'm setting the devices up [TS]

00:38:12   differently but not like purposely [TS]

00:38:14   differently i'm not like locking them [TS]

00:38:15   down in the way that you do you know [TS]

00:38:18   like you only have certain apps and [TS]

00:38:19   certain devices and pretty much [TS]

00:38:21   replicating them but trying to work out [TS]

00:38:24   what the best way is to manage that is [TS]

00:38:26   an interesting is an interesting dilemma [TS]

00:38:29   that I'm going through but i really i [TS]

00:38:31   really love it like it's just just [TS]

00:38:33   superb [TS]

00:38:35   yeah if you're trying to keep 2 i've had [TS]

00:38:37   in perfect sync with each other you you [TS]

00:38:39   need to go to some higher-level solution [TS]

00:38:42   like what you know what the various [TS]

00:38:43   Apple device management solutions like [TS]

00:38:45   that's just what you need to do [TS]

00:38:47   whereas if you're using the grey method [TS]

00:38:50   clearly superior method which is [TS]

00:38:52   limiting iPads for purpose then you [TS]

00:38:55   don't have any of these problems right [TS]

00:38:56   what it's like [TS]

00:38:57   this is these are opposite philosophies [TS]

00:38:59   like I want a device for particular [TS]

00:39:01   purpose and it is setup explicitly for [TS]

00:39:04   that purpose and then that negates an [TS]

00:39:06   enormous number of the managing devices [TS]

00:39:09   trying to keep them all in sync [TS]

00:39:11   headaches and and problems that can [TS]

00:39:13   occur but i think it's the you know it's [TS]

00:39:16   the better path [TS]

00:39:17   you shouldn't have all the same apps and [TS]

00:39:19   all the same devices it's not exactly [TS]

00:39:21   the same but it's pretty much the same [TS]

00:39:23   and I just need to see how it's going to [TS]

00:39:26   go for me over time because I like being [TS]

00:39:29   able to like if I'm using the small ipad [TS]

00:39:31   and I need to do something in a certain [TS]

00:39:33   app i like that i can just grab it and [TS]

00:39:35   do it i'm not really as far down that [TS]

00:39:39   route as you are i mean i think what you [TS]

00:39:42   can tell the listener over the course of [TS]

00:39:44   the show is i'm slowly transitioning or [TS]

00:39:49   being brainwashed to work like you so [TS]

00:39:52   who knows what's gonna happen is that if [TS]

00:39:54   you know and yeah there's no [TS]

00:39:55   brainwashing you yourself said that last [TS]

00:39:57   time but the things i'm doing they might [TS]

00:39:59   sound ridiculous but if I if I have a [TS]

00:40:02   chance to explain them they're actually [TS]

00:40:03   quite reasonable [TS]

00:40:04   that's what makes it so frustrating is [TS]

00:40:07   that everything seems like just madness [TS]

00:40:10   but then you break it down and I seem to [TS]

00:40:13   be able to understand it [TS]

00:40:14   yeah I'm very reasonable very reasonable [TS]

00:40:16   guy there was something that I wanted to [TS]

00:40:18   put in the showers because it made me [TS]

00:40:20   laugh so much and it was a guy Cody on [TS]

00:40:23   Twitter created a breaking news image of [TS]

00:40:26   the two of us [TS]

00:40:29   oh yeah it's so I just I just want to [TS]

00:40:31   put this in here because it's so [TS]

00:40:33   perfectly encapsulates mean you [TS]

00:40:36   yeah that this was at an excellent piece [TS]

00:40:39   of cortex related artwork mind Cody [TS]

00:40:43   Williams and I just absolutely love it I [TS]

00:40:46   love it because of the coloring so what [TS]

00:40:49   they did was they took the the version [TS]

00:40:53   of me from the star trek animated one [TS]

00:40:56   the ultimate gray right to get gray ok [TS]

00:40:59   gray alright and then they took you [TS]

00:41:03   posted this like Powerpuff version of [TS]

00:41:06   yourself huh on the internet and they [TS]

00:41:08   combine the two of these like [TS]

00:41:10   you looking like a powerpuff girl with a [TS]

00:41:13   pink star and all of these colors are on [TS]

00:41:16   the projection screen that i normally [TS]

00:41:18   use when i'm talking about stuff but [TS]

00:41:20   everything in my universe is just great [TS]

00:41:23   there's no there's no color at all and [TS]

00:41:26   even just the way the things look like [TS]

00:41:28   of course my animated version of myself [TS]

00:41:29   has no mouth or anything but like you [TS]

00:41:31   have these huge eyes and like big smile [TS]

00:41:34   and it's just that the contrast of these [TS]

00:41:36   two images i think is hilarious like [TS]

00:41:39   this is this is a great great piece of [TS]

00:41:41   show artwork and the news headline is [TS]

00:41:43   like a breaking news thing like you did [TS]

00:41:45   news anchor and this is breaking news [TS]

00:41:46   bitman pies to ipad pros doubles [TS]

00:41:49   productivity [TS]

00:41:51   yeah perfect it's good it's just so good [TS]

00:41:54   ten out of ten that that's the award for [TS]

00:41:56   that one it's really good i also noticed [TS]

00:42:00   was to an ipad productivity you posted a [TS]

00:42:03   little blog post kind of going into [TS]

00:42:05   detail a little bit more on the [TS]

00:42:07   precariously created transformer [TS]

00:42:10   workstation oh oh yeah so credit i [TS]

00:42:14   forget the timeline of like when have i [TS]

00:42:16   posted things I have no idea but i guess [TS]

00:42:18   this came up after the last last show [TS]

00:42:20   but yeah i'm looking at these pictures [TS]

00:42:21   and those tables that one of the legs [TS]

00:42:23   isn't like completely us just so [TS]

00:42:25   dangerous looking to me make it like [TS]

00:42:29   just that front left leg on the top [TS]

00:42:31   table is not like completely on the [TS]

00:42:34   table that is resting on [TS]

00:42:36   I know it's you I know what you think [TS]

00:42:38   you're seeing but they're way more [TS]

00:42:39   stable in person than they look [TS]

00:42:41   those those legs have a weird at like [TS]

00:42:44   sheath that goes around the outside of [TS]

00:42:46   them so it makes them look more [TS]

00:42:47   off-center than they actually are but [TS]

00:42:48   trust me the contact point is entirely [TS]

00:42:51   is entirely on the table so don't worry [TS]

00:42:52   about my crazy double table standing [TS]

00:42:56   desk there it's working just fine it [TS]

00:42:57   doesn't move an inch and i actually use [TS]

00:42:59   it but yes for listeners of cortex i did [TS]

00:43:02   put a very brief article up on my [TS]

00:43:04   website where i was just detailing a [TS]

00:43:07   little bit the details of of how I set [TS]

00:43:09   up what I'm thinking it was my you know [TS]

00:43:11   writing monastery here where the place [TS]

00:43:14   that I just go to write and it was just [TS]

00:43:18   a couple of things about how you can [TS]

00:43:20   actually hook up a mechanical keyboard [TS]

00:43:22   to an ipad [TS]

00:43:23   which I wasn't 100% sure if i could get [TS]

00:43:26   that to work because i was using some [TS]

00:43:28   older Apple technology that's like [TS]

00:43:30   lightning camera adapter thing like [TS]

00:43:32   maybe this has a USB port maybe i can [TS]

00:43:34   plug my keyboard into this and plug it [TS]

00:43:35   into the ipad and it totally works and i [TS]

00:43:38   have to say this is gotta be like my [TS]

00:43:42   favorite way of writing ever is having [TS]

00:43:47   the ipad as the screen and especially [TS]

00:43:51   that the big pro like that gigantic [TS]

00:43:54   screen and then having a mechanical [TS]

00:43:57   keyboard connected to it is just writing [TS]

00:44:00   bliss like I totally totally love this [TS]

00:44:05   setup it is it is just fantastic [TS]

00:44:07   it's absolutely fantastic also talking [TS]

00:44:10   about things that make me feel [TS]

00:44:11   uncomfortable [TS]

00:44:12   the stand that you're using em the fact [TS]

00:44:16   that it doesn't I really grip the ipad [TS]

00:44:19   properly [TS]

00:44:21   I don't like that that's terrifying me [TS]

00:44:23   it's fine it grips that mostly gonna [TS]

00:44:26   mostly suppose he's fine and everything [TS]

00:44:28   on it cost a thousand dollars mostly [TS]

00:44:30   gripping it whilst sitting atop two [TS]

00:44:32   tables is no problem you know it's hard [TS]

00:44:36   but I couldn't find any better ipad [TS]

00:44:38   stands at the time and it's it's fine i [TS]

00:44:40   think it's more secure than it looks [TS]

00:44:42   yeah I was I've been looking for stands [TS]

00:44:43   and it doesn't really seem to be much in [TS]

00:44:46   the way of like being able to hold [TS]

00:44:47   something up in front of your face [TS]

00:44:50   yeah because that's the key thing like I [TS]

00:44:52   want that to be vertical and at eye [TS]

00:44:53   level like that that's what I'm looking [TS]

00:44:55   for and that's what I've accomplished [TS]

00:44:56   with this with this setup but it is [TS]

00:44:59   glorious glorious Mike mechanical typing [TS]

00:45:02   on an ipad pro its living the dream [TS]

00:45:04   that's what it is there's something in [TS]

00:45:06   this image the I've noticed and there [TS]

00:45:10   are two docs in this image what looks [TS]

00:45:13   like a phone dock any watch doc on that [TS]

00:45:17   table which makes me wonder make an [TS]

00:45:20   assumption that when you write you take [TS]

00:45:22   your watch off and your phone you put [TS]

00:45:23   them there so they don't distract you [TS]

00:45:25   part of this is that like to have the [TS]

00:45:28   ability to charge whatever wherever I am [TS]

00:45:30   so I just want to have it like a never [TS]

00:45:32   want to have the inconvenience of not [TS]

00:45:33   being able to charge something [TS]

00:45:35   mhm [TS]

00:45:36   I do two things that are happening here [TS]

00:45:39   one of which is that I do sleep with the [TS]

00:45:45   Apple watch and so Apple Apple watch [TS]

00:45:49   gets charged a little bit in the evening [TS]

00:45:51   and a little bit in the morning but [TS]

00:45:54   sometimes like depending on how long [TS]

00:45:57   it's been charging in the evening or in [TS]

00:45:59   the morning the apple watch charge can [TS]

00:46:00   be a little low and so I wanted an Apple [TS]

00:46:03   watch charger in this office space [TS]

00:46:05   because when i was running into [TS]

00:46:07   sometimes like okay if my Apple watch [TS]

00:46:09   charge is slightly low and then it is [TS]

00:46:12   also a day where i'm going to the gym [TS]

00:46:14   and i'm using the explicit Jim tracking [TS]

00:46:18   exercise tracking stuff in the Apple [TS]

00:46:19   watch which drains the battery a lot [TS]

00:46:21   like I was occasionally not getting [TS]

00:46:23   through a full day with the Apple watch [TS]

00:46:24   is kind of annoying so I have a little [TS]

00:46:27   charger here so that if the battery [TS]

00:46:30   happens to be low i can just pop it on [TS]

00:46:33   while I do a bit of writing and then [TS]

00:46:34   it's totally fine for the rest of the [TS]

00:46:36   day so I don't actually take the Apple [TS]

00:46:38   watch off entirely for distraction [TS]

00:46:42   purposes like I'm not a crazy person [TS]

00:46:43   like right like we all have we all have [TS]

00:46:46   our limits right so if I just do it if [TS]

00:46:48   it means to be charged that that's the [TS]

00:46:50   only thing the phone however uh my [TS]

00:46:54   gigantic iphone six-plus yes I do take [TS]

00:46:58   it out of my pocket and I put it on the [TS]

00:47:00   charger there because I don't when I'm [TS]

00:47:02   pacing back and forth somehow the [TS]

00:47:04   bigness of it is more physically [TS]

00:47:07   noticeable in my pocket like when I'm [TS]

00:47:09   taking three steps forward like turning [TS]

00:47:10   around and walking three steps back [TS]

00:47:12   I don't know something about it then [TS]

00:47:13   just really does bother me so I do put [TS]

00:47:15   the phone on that dock while I'm pacing [TS]

00:47:17   back and forth so that's that's what [TS]

00:47:18   those things are therefore so you wrote [TS]

00:47:21   a little bit about your peculiar set up [TS]

00:47:23   and i were a little bit about mine [TS]

00:47:25   oh yeah I've basically on on my my blog [TS]

00:47:29   I just detailed out the modifications [TS]

00:47:32   that I've made to the Apple pencil [TS]

00:47:33   because people mention this to me quite [TS]

00:47:38   a bit or they asked me questions so the [TS]

00:47:40   main modifications that I've made is [TS]

00:47:42   adding a pen clip to stop the pencil [TS]

00:47:44   from rolling [TS]

00:47:46   I've added a pen loop to my ipad so I [TS]

00:47:49   have somewhere to put the pencil or time [TS]

00:47:52   so it's always attached to my iPad and [TS]

00:47:54   then of course the Apple pencil skin by [TS]

00:47:56   D brand so I just wanted to kind of put [TS]

00:47:59   the links to those in a specific place [TS]

00:48:02   where I could people could find the more [TS]

00:48:04   i could send them and also talk about [TS]

00:48:05   why I do the things that i do with some [TS]

00:48:09   of my devices and a lot of it is about [TS]

00:48:11   customization for me when I truly love [TS]

00:48:14   something like global product or love [TS]

00:48:16   some device something I have always [TS]

00:48:18   found that I customize it to make it [TS]

00:48:20   feel more like my own which is why i put [TS]

00:48:22   stickers on the devices i love because [TS]

00:48:25   for me it's like I'm making this mine [TS]

00:48:27   mm which is why that the skin is on the [TS]

00:48:30   pencil like it does add additional grip [TS]

00:48:32   but I'm like no this is more fun this [TS]

00:48:34   feels more like it's part of my [TS]

00:48:36   personality than just this white stick [TS]

00:48:38   so that's why that that's there but you [TS]

00:48:41   know I think the other things especially [TS]

00:48:43   the pen loop the pen loop is easily the [TS]

00:48:45   best thing i've done here because my [TS]

00:48:49   pencil is always attached to my iPad and [TS]

00:48:52   i love that [TS]

00:48:53   why don't you keep it in your pocket no [TS]

00:48:55   because it doesn't make any sense one [TS]

00:48:57   time at home you have a pocket in my [TS]

00:49:00   pocket army doesn't work just always [TS]

00:49:02   attached to the ipad we mean it doesn't [TS]

00:49:04   work I don't understand what you're [TS]

00:49:05   saying [TS]

00:49:06   what did you walk around the home in [TS]

00:49:07   your home in your pajamas and a pencil [TS]

00:49:09   in your pocket the Apple pencil I feel [TS]

00:49:12   like it is always either in my hand or [TS]

00:49:14   in my pocket but but like your pajamas [TS]

00:49:17   if I'm like sitting on the couch in my [TS]

00:49:18   pajamas and a pencil in my hand probably [TS]

00:49:20   on the ipad right and I see look [TS]

00:49:22   my thing is I don't want to ever have to [TS]

00:49:25   remember to pick this thing up like five [TS]

00:49:27   got my ipad my pencils with it it's not [TS]

00:49:32   something else I have to remember to [TS]

00:49:34   pack it's not i never lose it i know a [TS]

00:49:37   lot of people that lose them or [TS]

00:49:38   misplaced and this never happens because [TS]

00:49:40   we're not using it it's in that pen loop [TS]

00:49:42   which is attached to my ipad ya again [TS]

00:49:46   for listeners who were just hearing this [TS]

00:49:47   mike has this like velcro e sticker [TS]

00:49:50   thing that's that's on the side of his [TS]

00:49:51   ipad that has a little loop you can [TS]

00:49:53   stick the pencil through ya little ass [TS]

00:49:55   the group i'm not sold on this it looks [TS]

00:49:57   like you would make the ipad rock on [TS]

00:49:59   surface maybe it has it is possible but [TS]

00:50:02   I don't ever have the back of the ipad [TS]

00:50:04   just touching the surface because i have [TS]

00:50:06   the smart keyboard on all the time so [TS]

00:50:08   the ipads laying flat the small [TS]

00:50:10   keyboards on and just rock on this [TS]

00:50:12   monkey balls on it maybe the worst enemy [TS]

00:50:16   i think is a good addition for people i [TS]

00:50:19   definitely think a clip as well as good [TS]

00:50:22   yeah much much more sold on your this [TS]

00:50:25   the clip like I keep thinking about I [TS]

00:50:26   need to order a couple of those and try [TS]

00:50:28   to try to attach them to a pencil and [TS]

00:50:30   see how it works like because they can't [TS]

00:50:32   get in my pockets right so I would liked [TS]

00:50:34   it [TS]

00:50:35   put the clip on the edge of my pocket [TS]

00:50:37   right when im have it in my pants but [TS]

00:50:38   yeah this is this is a tricky things [TS]

00:50:41   like I say in the post like the clip I [TS]

00:50:44   don't necessarily recommend for like [TS]

00:50:46   heavy-duty clipping on to things because [TS]

00:50:49   the clip will slide off unless you try [TS]

00:50:51   and tighten it so you know using a pair [TS]

00:50:54   of pliers to kind of shrink the space at [TS]

00:50:57   the thing and then kind of force on a [TS]

00:50:59   pencil and walk it will work but i don't [TS]

00:51:01   recommend done I i mainly use the clip [TS]

00:51:05   just stop the thing rolling [TS]

00:51:07   unless you glued it on I can glue it on [TS]

00:51:10   I could live with that that would be the [TS]

00:51:12   other thing is if you glue it on there [TS]

00:51:13   and then you but you be good to rock and [TS]

00:51:15   roll [TS]

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00:53:18   seriously if you send invoices to people [TS]

00:53:21   check out freshbooks just trust me on [TS]

00:53:23   this one thank you so much for [TS]

00:53:24   freshbooks for their support of cortex [TS]

00:53:26   and relay FM when we had lunch the other [TS]

00:53:29   day you mentioned to me that you wanted [TS]

00:53:32   for ipads ok now if we were just we were [TS]

00:53:35   just know you said this and then I said [TS]

00:53:38   I'm putting it in the document and I [TS]

00:53:40   pulled out my phone and I open quip and [TS]

00:53:42   i added it into our document because you [TS]

00:53:45   said for okay so you were you know [TS]

00:53:49   you've been saying on the show that you [TS]

00:53:50   consolidated but now you're expanding [TS]

00:53:52   again [TS]

00:53:52   ok so let's just briefly briefly what [TS]

00:53:55   we're looping back here to using [TS]

00:53:57   multiple iPads uh-huh and i will say [TS]

00:54:00   that that when we first talked i had [TS]

00:54:03   just barely been using the two ipads pro [TS]

00:54:07   and and the ipad mini yeah and the iPad [TS]

00:54:11   Mini which is functioning as a kindle [TS]

00:54:12   that's I i still say that barely counts [TS]

00:54:15   i just mentioned because people get [TS]

00:54:16   angry if you don't but so one of the [TS]

00:54:20   things that I was originally thinking [TS]

00:54:22   and we discussed lat [TS]

00:54:25   episode was when i'm working out ok what [TS]

00:54:27   is every device four and i have to say [TS]

00:54:30   now having I done this for awhile longer [TS]

00:54:34   than then at the time we spoke I am [TS]

00:54:36   absolutely totally loving the completely [TS]

00:54:40   pared-down phone right that the the [TS]

00:54:42   phone I'm just constantly stripping as [TS]

00:54:45   much off of there as I possibly can and [TS]

00:54:47   I can tell that that guess this is the [TS]

00:54:49   correct decision like I really do like [TS]

00:54:50   this [TS]

00:54:51   I'm much happier about this that as much [TS]

00:54:54   as I cannot have the phone do I want [TS]

00:54:57   that to be the case and so moving [TS]

00:55:00   activities to the ipads instead and so [TS]

00:55:05   my baby pro is acting in this is dual [TS]

00:55:10   role of it is both the ipad that if I'm [TS]

00:55:12   just sitting on the couch and watching [TS]

00:55:14   TV late at night they'll relax with like [TS]

00:55:16   I'll play a game on it you know i [TS]

00:55:18   mentioned last time [TS]

00:55:18   XCOM with the pencil is super fun on the [TS]

00:55:20   baby pro I gets a great example of a [TS]

00:55:23   game that just works better if you have [TS]

00:55:24   a precision pointing device but i'm also [TS]

00:55:27   using that pro as my notification center [TS]

00:55:32   so as much as possible I'm funneling all [TS]

00:55:35   work notifications through that and this [TS]

00:55:38   means lots of instant messages lots of [TS]

00:55:42   slack VIP email notifications and thread [TS]

00:55:46   notifications these are the kinds of [TS]

00:55:47   things that I'm saying like which device [TS]

00:55:49   in the house is going to be the device [TS]

00:55:51   that displays notifications it's this [TS]

00:55:53   one and I have filtered it so that the [TS]

00:55:58   device itself doesn't really beep or [TS]

00:56:01   make any noises but i've set it up so [TS]

00:56:03   that all of these things appear in [TS]

00:56:05   Notification Center when I pull it down [TS]

00:56:07   and so this is my way of of trying to [TS]

00:56:10   say like okay I have this device that I [TS]

00:56:12   can use to relax but that if I flip into [TS]

00:56:16   a specific mode if I pull down [TS]

00:56:17   Notification Center I can see like all [TS]

00:56:20   of the stuff that's that's there waiting [TS]

00:56:22   for me and when we spoke and i made this [TS]

00:56:26   remark about having for ipads I was [TS]

00:56:29   originally thinking maybe I need to [TS]

00:56:31   split this one into to that there's like [TS]

00:56:33   an administration work machine here [TS]

00:56:35   and there's also a personal device like [TS]

00:56:38   is it better to have these separated and [TS]

00:56:41   having worked with it so far like I'm [TS]

00:56:42   not actually sure that it is i think it [TS]

00:56:45   has actually been quite good for me to [TS]

00:56:49   be able to see like when people on [TS]

00:56:52   work-related stuff sent me messages on [TS]

00:56:55   slack even when i'm just sitting on the [TS]

00:56:57   couch like I actually kind of like [TS]

00:56:58   having these two devices be the same [TS]

00:57:01   thing so i'm not actually like dying to [TS]

00:57:04   go to run out and buy like yet another [TS]

00:57:06   ipad pro I think it's actually been [TS]

00:57:09   working out really well for me to have [TS]

00:57:11   these these two things be in a single [TS]

00:57:15   device and I think people that I work [TS]

00:57:17   with have noticed and commented on that [TS]

00:57:19   it like the turnaround times between [TS]

00:57:22   sending me stuff and getting replies has [TS]

00:57:24   definitely gone down like i have been [TS]

00:57:26   more responsive to people with this [TS]

00:57:29   setup so i'm actually on actually quite [TS]

00:57:32   liking it so far though I am I have [TS]

00:57:33   using the baby pro in this somewhat [TS]

00:57:37   hilarious way in that i am using the big [TS]

00:57:40   pro keyboard with the baby pro all the [TS]

00:57:43   time because now that my big bro is [TS]

00:57:46   mounted as a display in my writing [TS]

00:57:49   monastery it's like I have this keyboard [TS]

00:57:50   that I don't need to use all right but [TS]

00:57:52   the smart connector it works on both of [TS]

00:57:54   these devices like like I totally love [TS]

00:57:57   using the giant keyboard with baby pro [TS]

00:57:59   like sitting on the couch and using that [TS]

00:58:03   keyboard with with the baby pro it's [TS]

00:58:06   super stable it's really easy to type on [TS]

00:58:09   it's very light like I really I'm really [TS]

00:58:11   quite enjoying this as a little [TS]

00:58:13   workstation even though it looks quite [TS]

00:58:15   dorky to actually use it that way you [TS]

00:58:17   know I loved one of the lucky few that [TS]

00:58:19   was able to get one of the little [TS]

00:58:20   keyboards [TS]

00:58:21   yeah I have to say whoever is on the [TS]

00:58:25   ipad pro keyboard design team like those [TS]

00:58:29   people deserve like the biggest a plus [TS]

00:58:32   ever because i think they have such [TS]

00:58:34   incredible design constraints and they [TS]

00:58:36   have pulled off like an amazingly usable [TS]

00:58:39   keyboard given what they have to work [TS]

00:58:42   with and when i first ordered my baby [TS]

00:58:44   bro I didn't even bother getting the [TS]

00:58:46   keyboard cover because I thought [TS]

00:58:47   I've never used a constrained little [TS]

00:58:49   keyboard that was usable at all but i [TS]

00:58:53   did want to just try it out in the apple [TS]

00:58:54   store like just out of interest to see [TS]

00:58:55   how did it work i was amazed like oh I [TS]

00:58:57   can type on this thing better than I've [TS]

00:59:00   ever been able to type on any tiny [TS]

00:59:01   keyboard yeah what I what I did in the [TS]

00:59:04   apples door haha has like okay let me [TS]

00:59:06   see how this works [TS]

00:59:07   I took the the the tiny keyboard off and [TS]

00:59:11   physically held it over one of the [TS]

00:59:13   larger keyboard and then it was like [TS]

00:59:15   okay I can see what you've done your [TS]

00:59:16   Apple you have just barely barely [TS]

00:59:21   squished together the typing keys like [TS]

00:59:24   the minimum amount that you possibly [TS]

00:59:26   could [TS]

00:59:27   by sacrificing all of the side keys like [TS]

00:59:31   the tab and the shift in the carriage [TS]

00:59:32   return all this stuff their old super [TS]

00:59:34   tiny those ones [TS]

00:59:35   yeah they are really tiny but the end [TS]

00:59:38   result is like oh this is actually a [TS]

00:59:40   surprisingly impressive little keyboard [TS]

00:59:44   so I maybe i'll use that in the future [TS]

00:59:46   maybe i won't i I don't know but I [TS]

00:59:49   behind their way like a plus double [TS]

00:59:52   thumbs-up work [TS]

00:59:53   Apple foldable keyboard team like you've [TS]

00:59:56   done an amazing job with these things [TS]

00:59:58   had a little bit of a tweet [TS]

00:59:58   had a little bit of a tweet [TS]

01:00:00   storm the other day about like my vision [TS]

01:00:02   of of the ipad future and I went to I [TS]

01:00:06   went to find the image of you know like [TS]

01:00:07   a star trek captain somewhere using a [TS]

01:00:10   bunch of ipads yeah I found this image [TS]

01:00:12   of the card using having like a whole [TS]

01:00:15   big pile of ipads on his desk again so [TS]

01:00:17   that immediately reads to the audience [TS]

01:00:18   of like that man was getting a lot of [TS]

01:00:20   work done this [TS]

01:00:21   thats everywhere but what I didn't [TS]

01:00:23   realize until i went to find that image [TS]

01:00:24   is that they're called pads in Star Trek [TS]

01:00:27   like I never knew there was a name for [TS]

01:00:29   those things that it's like badd i [TS]

01:00:32   forget you know it's personal something [TS]

01:00:34   digital device lookout okay well i'm [TS]

01:00:37   even more sold now right-click out how [TS]

01:00:39   close could this possibly be like Star [TS]

01:00:41   Trek always always predicting the future [TS]

01:00:42   or even called pads captain's use a [TS]

01:00:44   whole bunch of them [TS]

01:00:45   this is just the way it's going ready [TS]

01:00:47   for trucks you want to talk about trucks [TS]

01:00:50   like yeah I feel like a weight we should [TS]

01:00:53   have spoken about trucks weeks ago we [TS]

01:00:55   should have spoken about trucks week [TS]

01:00:56   weeks ago but we've been so busy we have [TS]

01:01:00   been so busy and poor you talking to me [TS]

01:01:03   today I I maybe only mentally capable of [TS]

01:01:07   talking about trucks at this point so [TS]

01:01:10   American Truck Simulator it came out if [TS]

01:01:13   he boy did it boy did its and it's so [TS]

01:01:19   good so good i've played a bunch i [TS]

01:01:23   haven't been playing recently because [TS]

01:01:25   I've I haven't had the situation so it [TS]

01:01:28   gives i tend to play it when I'm editing [TS]

01:01:29   something or i'm just sitting at the [TS]

01:01:31   computer for a long period of time and I [TS]

01:01:33   haven't really had that stuff recently I [TS]

01:01:35   just want you to a bunch of travel [TS]

01:01:36   things but I hooked up a playstation [TS]

01:01:39   controller to my mac and it's perfect [TS]

01:01:43   for me because that was my problem when [TS]

01:01:45   I was trying to play euro truck is I [TS]

01:01:47   just couldn't enjoy it with the keyboard [TS]

01:01:49   and being a console peasant as I am Who [TS]

01:01:54   I i decided to try out the playstation [TS]

01:01:59   controller and wanting to do is plug it [TS]

01:02:01   in with the mini USB into my mac you can [TS]

01:02:03   use bluetooth to but its most products [TS]

01:02:05   and doesn't let accidentally time my [TS]

01:02:06   playstation and I'm able to just drive [TS]

01:02:09   everything around a customized the bunch [TS]

01:02:11   of buttons [TS]

01:02:12   so it does all the things that i need [TS]

01:02:13   and i am driving back and forth from Las [TS]

01:02:17   Vegas man and I am just having the very [TS]

01:02:20   best time just the very best time [TS]

01:02:23   yeah we've been overdue on a little bit [TS]

01:02:25   of video game talk on this show I i know [TS]

01:02:28   i know people might find it weird that [TS]

01:02:30   on a on a podcast which largely focuses [TS]

01:02:32   on are working world that we also like [TS]

01:02:34   tack on video game talk at the end but I [TS]

01:02:37   really do feel that for me like the [TS]

01:02:41   video games are a part of the cycle of [TS]

01:02:43   work and so I forget when American Truck [TS]

01:02:46   Simulator came out exactly but it was [TS]

01:02:48   just slightly before my last push the [TS]

01:02:52   videos i think it was i think it was the [TS]

01:02:53   star trek what I can't remember [TS]

01:02:55   no I think it was America box we have [TS]

01:02:58   course of course that's right it was [TS]

01:02:59   America box part 2 that's what it was [TS]

01:03:01   of course I was like it's something in [TS]

01:03:04   my brain that it's not hard because it [TS]

01:03:05   was some huge thing I was working on so [TS]

01:03:07   yeah it was America box but i totally [TS]

01:03:10   view this as part of like the working [TS]

01:03:13   the cycle and after getting a video up [TS]

01:03:18   and after having that big push to get it [TS]

01:03:19   up and and like the kind of relief of [TS]

01:03:24   having something up especially for [TS]

01:03:26   producer like me who like with the [TS]

01:03:27   videos there's not a huge number of them [TS]

01:03:30   it's not like podcast that come out all [TS]

01:03:31   the time so there's less fanfare with [TS]

01:03:32   them [TS]

01:03:33   the videos are just these big stressful [TS]

01:03:35   huge events in my working calendar and [TS]

01:03:38   so I always just deeply feel the need to [TS]

01:03:43   decompress after one of those and the [TS]

01:03:46   harder work has been the the more I feel [TS]

01:03:50   this need to compare decompress and yeah [TS]

01:03:52   that America box video I remember when [TS]

01:03:54   that was out I was just so mentally [TS]

01:03:59   exhausted that America truck simulator [TS]

01:04:02   was like a gift from heaven to me at [TS]

01:04:06   that point I just played it i think for [TS]

01:04:11   two days straight and i did an unusual [TS]

01:04:13   thing which is normally if i play a game [TS]

01:04:15   like that I'll be listening to something [TS]

01:04:16   like an audiobook or podcast or whatever [TS]

01:04:18   like they just go together so well but i [TS]

01:04:20   wasn't even mentally capable of doing [TS]

01:04:23   that I was just playing [TS]

01:04:24   just silence right just the engine noise [TS]

01:04:27   companies just sitting there [TS]

01:04:29   that's how I actually tend to play the [TS]

01:04:31   game I don't know how you do that [TS]

01:04:32   normally that's crazy i like listening [TS]

01:04:34   to the sounds the cause and yes it is [TS]

01:04:38   nice but yeah this is not my normal [TS]

01:04:39   experience but I i just did that for two [TS]

01:04:41   days because it's like it it is almost [TS]

01:04:45   meditative it is one of the very few [TS]

01:04:47   ways in which I can just kind of call my [TS]

01:04:49   brain and don't think about work and [TS]

01:04:51   just do this thing that is quite [TS]

01:04:53   possibly the best way to describe this [TS]

01:04:55   game when I play American Truck [TS]

01:04:58   Simulator i am in like another world em [TS]

01:05:01   like because i don't think i played a [TS]

01:05:03   Les unless high-stakes game in this [TS]

01:05:06   however now I'm there are no snakes in a [TS]

01:05:09   minute truck simulator like if you crash [TS]

01:05:11   into someone that's fine [TS]

01:05:13   yeah like nobody dies no cause explode [TS]

01:05:15   like you know you might just lose a [TS]

01:05:17   hundred dollars like just things [TS]

01:05:18   whatever it's like this fine you can [TS]

01:05:20   just just side like just sideswipe [TS]

01:05:23   something [TS]

01:05:24   no problem yeah it's fine which is you [TS]

01:05:27   know you get a ticket but if you know if [TS]

01:05:29   you have a couple of employees working [TS]

01:05:30   for you whatever it doesn't matter [TS]

01:05:31   though they'll pay off the ticket very [TS]

01:05:33   shortly [TS]

01:05:33   you don't have to worry about it see [TS]

01:05:35   that's like pro level stuff you know the [TS]

01:05:37   way that I'm playing currently is [TS]

01:05:39   probably a way that nobody plays this [TS]

01:05:40   game i'm driving until I on enough money [TS]

01:05:43   to buy my own truck but like outright no [TS]

01:05:45   loans [TS]

01:05:46   I'm just gonna keep doing it keep taking [TS]

01:05:48   these ten-thousand-dollar jobs or [TS]

01:05:50   whatever until I have raised a couple [TS]

01:05:52   hundred thousand dollars and i'm going [TS]

01:05:54   to buy my very own truck and now i'm [TS]

01:05:56   just gonna drive around [TS]

01:05:57   yeah see now I at least have to have [TS]

01:06:00   some kind of state because i'll take out [TS]

01:06:01   a half-million-dollar loan and buy [TS]

01:06:03   everything that I possibly can and then [TS]

01:06:05   you have to work towards paying off the [TS]

01:06:06   loan that's Jessie ware so that's [TS]

01:06:08   putting stress into the game [TS]

01:06:09   I i just wanna but he had a truck and he [TS]

01:06:14   driving then the way the game is set up [TS]

01:06:16   it's almost impossible not to be ok [TS]

01:06:18   right like you're good you're going to [TS]

01:06:20   be fine even if you take it out of five [TS]

01:06:21   hundred thousand dollar loan like you if [TS]

01:06:24   you keep playing [TS]

01:06:25   you're gonna pay off that loan you can't [TS]

01:06:27   not pay off that loan but this this [TS]

01:06:30   totally goes back to this idea it's like [TS]

01:06:32   a meditative state like you're just [TS]

01:06:36   doing thing [TS]

01:06:38   you're playing this game it requires [TS]

01:06:40   attention if you have to be focused on [TS]

01:06:43   it if you don't focus on it you will [TS]

01:06:45   drive off the road almost immediately [TS]

01:06:47   but the attention that it requires is so [TS]

01:06:51   narrow and so limited in scope [TS]

01:06:54   yeah there's just there's something [TS]

01:06:55   about it which is clearing to the mind [TS]

01:06:58   so one of the great things about the [TS]

01:07:00   american version is just lots of highway [TS]

01:07:02   driving [TS]

01:07:03   yeah that's what makes it so much more [TS]

01:07:06   pleasurable to me is that there are [TS]

01:07:08   massive stretches of the trips where [TS]

01:07:11   it's just straight roads [TS]

01:07:13   yeah it's so nice I particularly think [TS]

01:07:16   like when you know what I used to do the [TS]

01:07:18   road trips across America you do have [TS]

01:07:20   this little bit of stress of driving in [TS]

01:07:21   the city but then you get on the highway [TS]

01:07:23   and and you look at the GPS and it says [TS]

01:07:24   something like six hours until your next [TS]

01:07:27   left hand turn [TS]

01:07:29   ok so I'm just straight for the next six [TS]

01:07:32   hours beautiful but that's just that's [TS]

01:07:34   just what I want to see you know [TS]

01:07:35   intersections nothing to worry about it [TS]

01:07:37   is absolutely fantastic [TS]

01:07:41   it's it is really like the therapy that [TS]

01:07:44   I need after a big work bush and you can [TS]

01:07:47   be sure that when this next video of [TS]

01:07:49   mine goes up like I'm going to be [TS]

01:07:50   playing American Truck Simulator for a [TS]

01:07:53   little while to just just clear clear [TS]

01:07:57   the mind so thank you to this company [TS]

01:07:59   who made the game I I am anxiously [TS]

01:08:04   awaiting the release of additional [TS]

01:08:07   States like I just think let's get let's [TS]

01:08:10   give more of this map in place as fast [TS]

01:08:13   as possible [TS]

01:08:14   I've really wanted to across country and [TS]

01:08:17   of course everybody wants to do a [TS]

01:08:18   cross-country everybody wants to do a [TS]

01:08:19   cross-country to talk about the actual [TS]

01:08:21   game for a second though the only thing [TS]

01:08:24   that does slightly worried me about the [TS]

01:08:26   game is that I do find that this scale [TS]

01:08:29   of the map is a little small scale is so [TS]

01:08:33   wrong [TS]

01:08:34   yeah and some of the trips are so quick [TS]

01:08:36   i would prefer that the scale to be a [TS]

01:08:40   bit more i expect what they're doing is [TS]

01:08:42   making the highways massively shorter as [TS]

01:08:45   someone who's driven up and down [TS]

01:08:47   Californians driven cross country like [TS]

01:08:50   this the scale of this stuff feels too [TS]

01:08:53   short and the thing that concerns me [TS]

01:08:56   slightly just thinking forward to the [TS]

01:08:58   future is when you look at the geography [TS]

01:09:00   of America like the west coast is [TS]

01:09:03   relatively spread out and the east coast [TS]

01:09:07   is pretty compact and I like I [TS]

01:09:10   understand that if you're building a [TS]

01:09:11   simulation of driving across America [TS]

01:09:13   like scale is fundamentally a difficult [TS]

01:09:15   thing for you to deal with because in [TS]

01:09:17   the middle of America you have these [TS]

01:09:18   just tremendously long stretches of [TS]

01:09:21   absolutely nothing [TS]

01:09:23   it would be kind of stupid to build a [TS]

01:09:25   scale like to actually scale I i don't [TS]

01:09:28   think that would be fun [TS]

01:09:30   well here's what here's what I'm [TS]

01:09:32   concerned about right and here's what [TS]

01:09:33   I'm thinking is if you take this scale [TS]

01:09:35   at which they have built California and [TS]

01:09:38   then you just shifted over towards the [TS]

01:09:40   east coast it's going to have to be [TS]

01:09:42   something like Oh driving from New York [TS]

01:09:44   to Boston is going to take a minute [TS]

01:09:46   it's just everything is just way too [TS]

01:09:48   close on this scale so what I wonder is [TS]

01:09:50   like as as the map gets expanded are [TS]

01:09:53   they going to be pulling like relativity [TS]

01:09:55   tricks here where yeah they stretch and [TS]

01:09:58   squished together different areas I [TS]

01:10:00   because the city's feel pretty pretty [TS]

01:10:03   good right like driving from vegas it's [TS]

01:10:05   like okay this disc fit the scale of [TS]

01:10:07   this part feels better than the scale [TS]

01:10:10   between vegas and LA [TS]

01:10:11   hmm so I feel like the scale is fluid [TS]

01:10:14   anyway I did see some postings on some [TS]

01:10:16   of the forms that they're definitely [TS]

01:10:17   screwing with time and scale when you go [TS]

01:10:20   into a city boundary and like that is [TS]

01:10:23   definitely occurring that the the speed [TS]

01:10:26   at which you drive through Las Vegas [TS]

01:10:27   it's like you're near a black hole or [TS]

01:10:29   something everything has slowed down and [TS]

01:10:31   then when you leave Las Vegas that the [TS]

01:10:33   scale speeds up again so yeah they're [TS]

01:10:36   definitely doing that a little bit I [TS]

01:10:37   just I don't know I I almost feel like [TS]

01:10:40   open if they do that for the big scale [TS]

01:10:42   for the macroscale it just feels like [TS]

01:10:44   cheating somehow i don't know I i feel [TS]

01:10:48   like the experience of driving across a [TS]

01:10:51   cornfield and feeling like dear God is [TS]

01:10:55   this cornfield ever going to end [TS]

01:10:57   or am I just going to spend the rest of [TS]

01:10:59   my life driving [TS]

01:11:00   this cornfield I think that is a [TS]

01:11:02   valuable experience like I think that is [TS]

01:11:04   part of the feeling of driving across [TS]

01:11:06   America is just like God are the Middle [TS]

01:11:08   States just barren sorry everybody who [TS]

01:11:12   lives in the middle states but it's [TS]

01:11:13   totally true and so I like I'm just [TS]

01:11:15   worried that they're going to compress [TS]

01:11:17   that a little bit too much and then end [TS]

01:11:20   up making a cock cross-country journey [TS]

01:11:23   field just weird and feel messed up in [TS]

01:11:26   terms of scale and and take away a [TS]

01:11:28   little bit the feeling of accomplishment [TS]

01:11:29   like i have driven across the country [TS]

01:11:32   and in this manner so i don't i don't [TS]

01:11:34   know what they're going to do I'm very [TS]

01:11:36   curious to see how this progresses i [TS]

01:11:38   know as we are recording currently they [TS]

01:11:40   have california and nevada are the parts [TS]

01:11:43   of the map that are available [TS]

01:11:45   Arizona is coming next and it's going to [TS]

01:11:47   be new mexico and texas after that so I [TS]

01:11:51   think by then we'll have some sense of [TS]

01:11:52   how much are they screwing with the [TS]

01:11:54   scale if they do so at all because Texas [TS]

01:11:57   is pretty big Texas will be fun I think [TS]

01:12:01   Texas would be yeah I wish they were [TS]

01:12:02   going to this Pacific Northwest first [TS]

01:12:05   but the way that they are expanding [TS]

01:12:06   makes total sense [TS]

01:12:07   like if they're trying to just increase [TS]

01:12:09   the number of states you want to do [TS]

01:12:10   states that are more similar instead of [TS]

01:12:12   having to map out like radically [TS]

01:12:14   different geography right there is like [TS]

01:12:18   I'm a bit disappointed that they're [TS]

01:12:19   going around that scoop but that's fine [TS]

01:12:21   like I understand that's what they want [TS]

01:12:23   to do when they want to get long drives [TS]

01:12:24   in as fast as possible but ultimately I [TS]

01:12:27   don't know if they have plans do it but [TS]

01:12:29   I really hope they include Canada as [TS]

01:12:30   well like I would just I would totally [TS]

01:12:33   love to do a drive from like New York to [TS]

01:12:35   San Francisco to Deadhorse Alaska that [TS]

01:12:39   would just be the greatest thing ever [TS]

01:12:41   I don't know if they're going to do it [TS]

01:12:42   but boy that would be it like shut up [TS]

01:12:44   and take my money if you want to put [TS]

01:12:46   canada in there as well [TS]

01:12:48   Luke name your price company that makes [TS]

01:12:51   American Truck Simulator I will pay it i [TS]

01:12:54   would be surprised if they didn't [TS]

01:12:56   because I feel like they're in a very [TS]

01:12:59   unique position where this is a game [TS]

01:13:03   that will just keep expanding who and [TS]

01:13:06   they can just keep charging for the [TS]

01:13:07   expansions because they're like natural [TS]

01:13:10   expansions that people want [TS]

01:13:12   because they know what they want they [TS]

01:13:14   know what they're gonna get that people [TS]

01:13:16   want to drive their own States right [TS]

01:13:19   yeah i think it's a very interesting [TS]

01:13:21   model and I hope that works out that way [TS]

01:13:24   because i want all of it and i'm sure [TS]

01:13:27   many people do so i will bye every [TS]

01:13:29   expansion because i want all of the u.s. [TS]

01:13:32   in this game [TS]

01:13:34   oh yeah yeah i'm i am i am going to be a [TS]

01:13:37   paying customer for years on this [TS]

01:13:40   because it's like i said this just feels [TS]

01:13:42   like a little therapy session a little [TS]

01:13:44   bit of downtime meditation time in a way [TS]

01:13:48   that no other game is so I just it's [TS]

01:13:51   funny to think that you know whatever [TS]

01:13:53   was a year-and-a-half ago I was totally [TS]

01:13:55   laughing at the idea that truck [TS]

01:13:57   simulator games were even a thing and [TS]

01:13:59   how I'm like I am the number one fan [TS]

01:14:02   like waving a foam finger with a little [TS]

01:14:04   cap on like Darren turn in my virtual [TS]

01:14:06   Lorne I think this is the best [TS]

01:14:09   today's episode is also brought to you [TS]

01:14:11   by however the best way to buy and [TS]

01:14:13   manage domain names i'm currently [TS]

01:14:15   setting up a new project right now and I [TS]

01:14:17   needed to buy a few domain names for it [TS]

01:14:20   i went to her for that obviously because [TS]

01:14:22   it's the only place to go because they [TS]

01:14:24   make it so easy i knew what i was [TS]

01:14:26   looking for [TS]

01:14:27   i just typed in the words and it gave me [TS]

01:14:28   a bunch of options i was able to select [TS]

01:14:31   them add them to my car [TS]

01:14:32   simple they have all of the tod you [TS]

01:14:34   expect i got calm and don't have family [TS]

01:14:37   that was what i was looking for but they [TS]

01:14:38   have got code me and they have all of [TS]

01:14:41   the crazy new Tod is too if you want [TS]

01:14:43   them customer support is super-important [TS]

01:14:45   other they have no hold no way no [TS]

01:14:47   transfer telephone support policy if you [TS]

01:14:49   get them a call you are going to get [TS]

01:14:51   through to somebody [TS]

01:14:52   they're fantastic prices on the domains [TS]

01:14:54   the dot-com domain start at 1299 and [TS]

01:14:57   they include free who is privacy so your [TS]

01:15:00   personal information stays personal and [TS]

01:15:03   private something that I love I was [TS]

01:15:06   setting up our domain with a square [TS]

01:15:08   space website i was able to use however [TS]

01:15:10   connect two very simply and easily just [TS]

01:15:12   press a couple of buttons and have my [TS]

01:15:14   domain pointed to by Squarespace I [TS]

01:15:16   didn't need to copy and paste tons of [TS]

01:15:19   texts and codes and put them all in in [TS]

01:15:21   various places i was able to use however [TS]

01:15:23   connect to make it [TS]

01:15:25   happen no more dns record madness [TS]

01:15:28   so go to Harvard calm and try them out [TS]

01:15:30   they should be your domain provider to [TS]

01:15:33   use the code campaign at checkout and [TS]

01:15:36   you'll get ten percent of your first [TS]

01:15:38   purchase at Harvard com show your [TS]

01:15:40   support for cortex and of course great [TS]

01:15:42   early 2016 and really have them thank [TS]

01:15:44   you so much harder for their support of [TS]

01:15:46   this show I've expressed our show a [TS]

01:15:50   desire that i have for me and you to [TS]

01:15:52   drive this game together at some point [TS]

01:15:55   the European truck simulator had a [TS]

01:15:57   multiplayer mod I imagine that it's [TS]

01:15:59   coming for american truck of it hasn't [TS]

01:16:01   already you have expressed desire to not [TS]

01:16:04   do this no interest in doing what you [TS]

01:16:07   did do was take a drive with hundreds of [TS]

01:16:10   other people behind my back and you [TS]

01:16:13   twitch streamed ok it's not it's not [TS]

01:16:16   behind your back it's the thing that I [TS]

01:16:17   did announce it on twitter i don't think [TS]

01:16:19   that counts is behind your back and it [TS]

01:16:21   is you can tell me I didn't know it [TS]

01:16:23   happened and understand your emotional [TS]

01:16:26   feelings toward this are you wouldn t [TS]

01:16:29   know but no you totally totally [TS]

01:16:33   different thing it's totally different [TS]

01:16:34   thing to do it streams so you did this [TS]

01:16:36   one time right [TS]

01:16:37   it's easy and set up a YouTube channel [TS]

01:16:39   and you went to GP play which is very [TS]

01:16:43   funny and you'd stream to to our video [TS]

01:16:48   if you haven't done it since [TS]

01:16:50   did you enjoy the trip streaming you [TS]

01:16:52   never gonna do it again ok so a little [TS]

01:16:54   bit of a back story here as we mentioned [TS]

01:16:58   the year of less earlier one of the [TS]

01:17:02   things that that we haven't really [TS]

01:17:04   talked about on the show that i have [TS]

01:17:05   been super successful with under the [TS]

01:17:07   theme of the Europe less is not thinking [TS]

01:17:11   about or working on side projects that [TS]

01:17:13   would require constant attention [TS]

01:17:15   this is the thing that used to take up a [TS]

01:17:16   bunch of my time and has taken up none [TS]

01:17:18   of my time since January like I have [TS]

01:17:20   this very clear set of rules in my mind [TS]

01:17:22   now [TS]

01:17:23   what kind of projects makes sense for me [TS]

01:17:25   to work on and what kind of projects [TS]

01:17:27   make no sense for me to work on and one [TS]

01:17:31   of the things that makes no sense for me [TS]

01:17:33   to work on is a side project that I [TS]

01:17:35   killed which was i I have been thinking [TS]

01:17:37   forever about doing some kind of video [TS]

01:17:39   game-related youtube channel i went so [TS]

01:17:42   far as I have a bunch of scripts that [TS]

01:17:44   were written that were reviews of video [TS]

01:17:45   games like I had this whole thing that I [TS]

01:17:47   was kind of working on and cgp play was [TS]

01:17:53   this youtube channel i had set up a long [TS]

01:17:55   time ago is like the placeholder for [TS]

01:17:57   this eventual product project it was [TS]

01:17:59   that channel that was one of the things [TS]

01:18:01   that kind of led to some of these [TS]

01:18:02   initial thoughts about like what are you [TS]

01:18:04   doing that like even if this is [TS]

01:18:05   successful great like now you just have [TS]

01:18:06   a whole bunch more work for yourself for [TS]

01:18:08   this other thing i did upload it to this [TS]

01:18:11   cgp play channel simply because like I [TS]

01:18:13   thought oh ok well I'm i like I've [TS]

01:18:15   killed this project I've never actually [TS]

01:18:17   gonna do anything seriously on it but I [TS]

01:18:19   i have I happen to have set up for [TS]

01:18:21   myself like this little place that works [TS]

01:18:23   for video game related stuff if I ever [TS]

01:18:26   want to put it up so so that's why it's [TS]

01:18:28   there that is a tiny peek into like an [TS]

01:18:31   abandoned side project that will never [TS]

01:18:33   be but sort of incidentally saw the [TS]

01:18:36   light of day because of this [TS]

01:18:38   what's that sound oh that's a bunch of [TS]

01:18:41   reddit comments I can hear them I can [TS]

01:18:43   hear the reddit comments just coming in [TS]

01:18:45   they're flooding in hey gray please do [TS]

01:18:48   it a youtube video game channel [TS]

01:18:51   I mean isn't that they're very loud I [TS]

01:18:54   don't think there's gonna be any [TS]

01:18:54   comments about you don't think that now [TS]

01:18:56   is not our single comment about no okay [TS]

01:18:59   demands for video game channel [TS]

01:19:01   no not going to be listened real is not [TS]

01:19:04   going to be a single comment about it [TS]

01:19:06   could be tumbleweeds mhm but so I did [TS]

01:19:09   this I did this twitch stream partly [TS]

01:19:12   because when these things like it just [TS]

01:19:13   it just kind of struck me i was in the [TS]

01:19:15   mood to try to do something just a [TS]

01:19:18   little bit different [TS]

01:19:20   there's all these things as well like as [TS]

01:19:22   you get older in life I think it's [TS]

01:19:24   important and valuable to not just like [TS]

01:19:28   dismiss or cut off experiences of like [TS]

01:19:32   what the young kids do these days [TS]

01:19:34   it's a video game streaming is this [TS]

01:19:35   thing that has always seemed like kind [TS]

01:19:37   of ridiculous to me like I sort of get [TS]

01:19:39   it but I just sort of don't and so I [TS]

01:19:42   wanted to do with twitch stream entirely [TS]

01:19:44   just because like first of all can I [TS]

01:19:47   just set this up can I get this working [TS]

01:19:49   and let me experience the subjective [TS]

01:19:51   nature of what it is to do a twitch [TS]

01:19:53   stream and the answer was at least for [TS]

01:19:55   the first one it was so hilarious that [TS]

01:20:00   there are sections on that video where [TS]

01:20:01   you don't hear anything because what's [TS]

01:20:03   happening on my end is i'm laughing so [TS]

01:20:06   hard that it's silent laughter where [TS]

01:20:10   there's tears streaming down my face [TS]

01:20:11   laughter circuits broken like error [TS]

01:20:14   error right and it was just too funny [TS]

01:20:17   because you can't see it on the screen [TS]

01:20:19   but like people make jokes and the whole [TS]

01:20:22   just the whole situation seemed absurd [TS]

01:20:25   like at one point or another they were [TS]

01:20:27   like 300 people watching and it turned [TS]

01:20:28   out like I was the number-one live [TS]

01:20:30   streaming American Truck Simulator [TS]

01:20:32   flight her but like I didn't I didn't [TS]

01:20:34   set it up right so the video didn't have [TS]

01:20:36   any title it was just like untitled [TS]

01:20:38   stream and I like it done everything [TS]

01:20:41   wrong and the whole thing was just [TS]

01:20:42   ridiculous but thing i love about the [TS]

01:20:45   internets like people make really funny [TS]

01:20:47   jokes when they're in semi-autonomous [TS]

01:20:48   situations like that's just the way [TS]

01:20:50   humans work and so people were talking [TS]

01:20:53   to me over text and I was kind of [TS]

01:20:55   talking back and the whole thing seemed [TS]

01:20:57   absurd and I cannot really talk when I'm [TS]

01:21:02   playing video games and so if you watch [TS]

01:21:04   the stream you will see like the truck [TS]

01:21:06   is swerving all over the place like your [TS]

01:21:08   horrific it's the worst driving I've [TS]

01:21:10   ever seen [TS]

01:21:11   yeah like you're just going down a [TS]

01:21:13   highway just sneaking the thing it's [TS]

01:21:16   horrible [TS]

01:21:18   yeah yeah as someone pointed out that [TS]

01:21:21   there's a point in the middleware what [TS]

01:21:22   I'm trying to do is I'm trying to like [TS]

01:21:23   eat my lunch while I'm driving and [TS]

01:21:26   there's a point at which i have to take [TS]

01:21:28   my hands off the controller to open up [TS]

01:21:30   this this protein bar that I was eating [TS]

01:21:32   tons of people point out like the [TS]

01:21:33   driving all of a sudden becomes way [TS]

01:21:35   better when I just take my hands up put [TS]

01:21:37   up with them actively trying to drive [TS]

01:21:40   the truck but it is because i can't talk [TS]

01:21:42   and play the game at the same time like [TS]

01:21:44   these seem to be mutually exclusive [TS]

01:21:45   areas [TS]

01:21:46   the brain that's when double check [TS]

01:21:47   something you set off the wheel you [TS]

01:21:49   haven't got a wheel have you now I don't [TS]

01:21:50   have a real way okay i know you wanted [TS]

01:21:53   one so I wanted to just well I want a [TS]

01:21:56   wheel i want to be our headset too i [TS]

01:21:58   want an emotion simulated receiving like [TS]

01:22:01   I want all of these things you wanna VR [TS]

01:22:04   headset this is something I was [TS]

01:22:06   interested in finding out for me if you [TS]

01:22:08   were interested in VR it sounds like you [TS]

01:22:10   are great i don't know i don't know [TS]

01:22:11   maybe maybe that's gonna that's gonna [TS]

01:22:14   we'll come back to that [TS]

01:22:15   yeah what will blow over here isn't he [TS]

01:22:17   our is gonna be a thing like this year [TS]

01:22:19   guys you wait for that i'm so excited [TS]

01:22:21   about psv are because i don't have a [TS]

01:22:25   desire to buy a multiple thousand-dollar [TS]

01:22:28   windows pc to use an oculus I'm afraid [TS]

01:22:30   you'll get it eventually i'm sure maybe [TS]

01:22:35   but yeah so is the thing i did and it [TS]

01:22:38   was fun and so I played American Truck [TS]

01:22:41   Simulator with a bunch of people that is [TS]

01:22:43   fundamentally different from just doing [TS]

01:22:45   some kind of multiplayer game with you [TS]

01:22:47   yeah of course it is you know it's just [TS]

01:22:49   totally wrong yeah all right now what I [TS]

01:22:51   want out of my video gaming experience [TS]

01:22:53   at all is is like right there next to me [TS]

01:22:56   making me feel uncomfortable with his [TS]

01:22:58   presence will be somebody sitting in the [TS]

01:23:00   truck with you in a different truck [TS]

01:23:02   that's just just want to drive on the [TS]

01:23:04   highway by myself into the sunset [TS]

01:23:08   that's what I want to do before we wrap [TS]

01:23:10   up today [TS]

01:23:11   yeah omnifocus we should revisit [TS]

01:23:14   something of only focus okay we do have [TS]

01:23:17   to mention this but we can't not right [TS]

01:23:21   otherwise there will be so many tweets [TS]

01:23:23   that I just don't want to deal with ya [TS]

01:23:25   so after the show went out and came case [TS]

01:23:29   who is the CEO of the only group make [TS]

01:23:31   OmniFocus issued a public statement [TS]

01:23:33   basically saying that you know based on [TS]

01:23:37   our show they are working on something [TS]

01:23:40   that they think will make you and cause [TS]

01:23:42   existence very happy and then [TS]

01:23:45   subsequently over the next couple of [TS]

01:23:46   days [TS]

01:23:47   what they have announced is a kind of [TS]

01:23:52   scripting that is being done it only [TS]

01:23:56   focus like a template and that they're [TS]

01:23:58   putting into place which [TS]

01:24:00   you will execute in an external [TS]

01:24:01   application which will allow you to [TS]

01:24:03   create project templates inside of [TS]

01:24:06   OmniFocus and they're taking advantage [TS]

01:24:08   of a bunch of features inside of iOS [TS]

01:24:11   that people use that callback URL and [TS]

01:24:14   stuff and i'll put a link to kind of a [TS]

01:24:16   post written by Ken caisson on if they [TS]

01:24:18   only focus kind of forum about this yeah [TS]

01:24:21   this is a little bit over my head [TS]

01:24:24   what's going on here yeah there's two [TS]

01:24:27   there's two things that are occurring [TS]

01:24:28   here it is two separate things here as [TS]

01:24:30   well it's a little bit complicated but [TS]

01:24:31   what you said there's they have a URL [TS]

01:24:35   scheme that they have built URL schemes [TS]

01:24:38   are how automation was first done on iOS [TS]

01:24:42   back in I don't know how is seven or [TS]

01:24:44   eight things I don't remember [TS]

01:24:45   yeah when this is around then that was [TS]

01:24:47   already started to kick off basically [TS]

01:24:49   they are away for apps to talk to each [TS]

01:24:53   other and so what OmniFocus has made [TS]

01:24:56   available is this URL scheme and what [TS]

01:24:57   this means is that other apps can now [TS]

01:25:01   talk to OmniFocus in more specific ways [TS]

01:25:05   than what we were discussing last time [TS]

01:25:07   about just being able to add something [TS]

01:25:10   to the inbox so they built the URL [TS]

01:25:12   scheme that contains data for like start [TS]

01:25:15   dates twofer date and a bunch of other [TS]

01:25:17   pieces of information that can be [TS]

01:25:20   included here so this is in beta for [TS]

01:25:23   them meaning that other applications can [TS]

01:25:26   then start to develop their own things [TS]

01:25:29   to work with this and presumably fingers [TS]

01:25:31   crossed hopefully workflow will be one [TS]

01:25:34   of the apps that will do something like [TS]

01:25:36   this so just like as we were discussing [TS]

01:25:38   last time workflow has this plugin for [TS]

01:25:41   to do that allows you to write scripts [TS]

01:25:43   and to automate a bunch of stuff so that [TS]

01:25:45   workflow can talk to do hopefully that [TS]

01:25:48   is something that will be coming at some [TS]

01:25:50   point in workflow for OmniFocus that [TS]

01:25:52   they can build in a way to talk to [TS]

01:25:55   OmniFocus in a in a scripted [TS]

01:25:58   programmable manner [TS]

01:25:59   I mean that that's what I want because [TS]

01:26:01   that the way that they're doing it right [TS]

01:26:02   now is basically you're writing out the [TS]

01:26:04   script by hand and I can't really wrap [TS]

01:26:08   my head around this really easily [TS]

01:26:10   yeah i can with workflow so which would [TS]

01:26:13   you're touching on [TS]

01:26:13   there is that there's there's a second [TS]

01:26:15   totally unrelated thing that is also [TS]

01:26:18   happening at the same time which is that [TS]

01:26:21   OmniFocus is building in a direct [TS]

01:26:26   understanding of like task paper so that [TS]

01:26:30   you can write out a project in task [TS]

01:26:34   paper format and have a program like [TS]

01:26:37   editorial which understands task paper [TS]

01:26:40   feed that into OmniFocus this is a [TS]

01:26:43   separate thing it requires like a [TS]

01:26:45   separate script to convert a task paper [TS]

01:26:48   into OmniFocus what is task maple i [TS]

01:26:51   would say the one sentence description [TS]

01:26:52   might be tasked paper is marked down for [TS]

01:26:55   to-do lists [TS]

01:26:57   it's a way to specify very basic to-do [TS]

01:27:00   lists just using a few symbols [TS]

01:27:03   ok so you have a text file and you would [TS]

01:27:05   say something like encryption video [TS]

01:27:07   project and then you put a colon and [TS]

01:27:09   that's an indication like this is a [TS]

01:27:11   project and then you do return space [TS]

01:27:14   hyphen and then you start typing out [TS]

01:27:16   like task 1 and hyphen task to I [TS]

01:27:18   fantastic very kind of like a [TS]

01:27:20   programming language foot to-do lists [TS]

01:27:23   yea the very basic is most simplest one [TS]

01:27:26   ever like how markdown is a simplified [TS]

01:27:28   version of HTML that's exactly it [TS]

01:27:31   that that's what task paper is now I [TS]

01:27:34   have never used task paper because it's [TS]

01:27:36   just way too simple for my needs [TS]

01:27:39   if I was going to go text only task [TS]

01:27:41   manager i would go for org mode call out [TS]

01:27:44   to all the emacs people out there give [TS]

01:27:46   me high-five [TS]

01:27:47   I have no idea what you're saying like [TS]

01:27:48   these words don't you worry your pretty [TS]

01:27:50   little head about it like okay so i've [TS]

01:27:54   never used task paper but I've been [TS]

01:27:56   aware of it and i think this is a really [TS]

01:27:59   interesting thing that Omni is doing [TS]

01:28:01   because it allows you to have a text [TS]

01:28:03   file that can be the representative of a [TS]

01:28:07   project like this text file is the [TS]

01:28:10   template for what I want to do now [TS]

01:28:12   unfortunately because i am in the middle [TS]

01:28:16   of this huge animation push like I saw [TS]

01:28:19   that this was available can case was [TS]

01:28:22   nice enough to get me in [TS]

01:28:24   headed into the beta which I immediately [TS]

01:28:26   accepted and I want to play around with [TS]

01:28:29   a little bit [TS]

01:28:30   the only thing i was able to do was just [TS]

01:28:32   get it on my phone [TS]

01:28:34   confirm that i could run the example one [TS]

01:28:37   that they did like he had a little [TS]

01:28:38   three-line example so i just got that [TS]

01:28:43   installed i wanted to see like can I get [TS]

01:28:44   this to work [TS]

01:28:45   boom okay great installs i would love to [TS]

01:28:49   play around with this more this is this [TS]

01:28:51   is exactly the kind of thing that I [TS]

01:28:52   should be talking about in more detail [TS]

01:28:53   on cortex but because this has come in [TS]

01:28:55   the middle of my huge animation push i [TS]

01:28:57   was able to give this exactly 20 minutes [TS]

01:29:00   of my attention on one of my breaks so [TS]

01:29:02   unfortunately i can't speak fully about [TS]

01:29:06   it right now but you can be sure that [TS]

01:29:09   after the video is up after I Zen out my [TS]

01:29:12   brain on American Truck Simulator then [TS]

01:29:14   i'm going to be giving this a lot of my [TS]

01:29:16   attention and seeing if it will suit my [TS]

01:29:19   needs I think that's the right kind of [TS]

01:29:22   way to look at it because it is in beta [TS]

01:29:24   is real early people were putting it [TS]

01:29:26   through its paces I think if you tried [TS]

01:29:28   to do it now your opinions would be very [TS]

01:29:30   different what they might be in a couple [TS]

01:29:31   weeks time some of the bugs are being [TS]

01:29:33   ironed out [TS]

01:29:34   yeah yeah and I I just very quickly [TS]

01:29:36   tried like one modification and [TS]

01:29:38   immediately ran into a problem that was [TS]

01:29:39   like you know what I can't even start [TS]

01:29:40   down this road of thinking about it all [TS]

01:29:42   like just just you know abort abort come [TS]

01:29:44   back later come back later and also as [TS]

01:29:47   we have discussed slightly before I am [TS]

01:29:49   increasingly you more reluctant as a [TS]

01:29:54   person to be running super important [TS]

01:29:57   parts of my life on on beta software but [TS]

01:30:00   I can definitely say like how many group [TS]

01:30:03   you definitely have my attention with [TS]

01:30:06   this and I can't wait to play around [TS]

01:30:08   with it a bit more and i'll let let [TS]

01:30:12   cortex listeners know what the result is [TS]

01:30:14   once I've been able to do that and [TS]

01:30:16   campaign continues to march on as we're [TS]

01:30:21   pushing for more ipads in every home and [TS]

01:30:24   more information in every aspect though [TS]

01:30:26   is that is that part of the great early [TS]

01:30:28   2016 campaign yes party manifesto is far [TS]

01:30:31   the platform [TS]

01:30:32   yes I campaign platform is iPads in [TS]

01:30:34   every home automation every app [TS]

01:30:36   great i love it sold great early 2016 [TS]