Cortex 26: Pick your Poison


00:00:00   my sound ok today Mike over there about [TS]

00:00:02   I'm in a different location today that's [TS]

00:00:04   why we're I i'm recording in my [TS]

00:00:07   co-working space [TS]

00:00:08   ok this is not the secret office there's [TS]

00:00:11   nothing secret about you think the [TS]

00:00:12   secret office that I showed a photo of [TS]

00:00:13   last time there was nothing secret about [TS]

00:00:14   that while the secret was you wouldn't [TS]

00:00:17   tell me where it is that makes a secret [TS]

00:00:18   love ya secret from you like except for [TS]

00:00:21   just showing up moving in to my office [TS]

00:00:24   bring your own desk like it's small [TS]

00:00:26   enough as it is I don't need a mic in [TS]

00:00:27   there [TS]

00:00:28   hello that big the bigness is not the [TS]

00:00:31   issue its the units being their nests [TS]

00:00:33   that's the problem [TS]

00:00:35   yeah i think in this you're the problem [TS]

00:00:39   no home i'm not that look I all I want [TS]

00:00:42   to do is I want to set up a nice office [TS]

00:00:45   that was just for me to do some work and [TS]

00:00:47   I don't want you to show up but that [TS]

00:00:49   doesn't make it a secret office not a [TS]

00:00:52   secret [TS]

00:00:52   it's kind of a secret do you still have [TS]

00:00:54   it so yes I do still have the office [TS]

00:00:58   okay i have been i've been using it so [TS]

00:01:00   far in the past few days I have been [TS]

00:01:03   doing animating because weird we are [TS]

00:01:05   recording shortly after the release of [TS]

00:01:07   my Q&A video which is now up so people [TS]

00:01:10   can stop treating me and leaving [TS]

00:01:12   comments everywhere about when the heck [TS]

00:01:14   is the Q&A video going to show up and [TS]

00:01:15   then i'm already ten percent of the way [TS]

00:01:17   towards three billion that's like it's [TS]

00:01:19   done now have for this one I understand [TS]

00:01:21   the complaints right now you put up like [TS]

00:01:24   I'm gonna do a Q&A video and hit two [TS]

00:01:26   million heat 2million know every morning [TS]

00:01:28   I was came out and I don't know [TS]

00:01:30   okay okay okay listen this is this right [TS]

00:01:33   right here right here is a fundamental [TS]

00:01:34   problem that always happens [TS]

00:01:35   okay we should go back and look at what [TS]

00:01:38   i actually said that right i said that i [TS]

00:01:40   was going to do with Q&A video and I [TS]

00:01:43   probably said something like 42 million [TS]

00:01:46   subscribers but I didn't say anything [TS]

00:01:49   remotely like oh it's going to come out [TS]

00:01:50   the day that I hit two million [TS]

00:01:52   subscribers right people people here [TS]

00:01:54   that even though it's not what I said [TS]

00:01:56   you make an implication though right [TS]

00:02:00   like an implication like that i don't [TS]

00:02:01   think so i don't think you can connect [TS]

00:02:03   those dots [TS]

00:02:04   ok sure it wasn't the first one goes [TS]

00:02:06   because you hit a million but even the [TS]

00:02:09   the million one was well after the [TS]

00:02:11   million mark [TS]

00:02:13   and I i think i remember the timeline [TS]

00:02:15   correctly i release the how to become a [TS]

00:02:17   pope video but that video ended up [TS]

00:02:19   delaying the 1 million subscriber yeah [TS]

00:02:21   that's quite a while [TS]

00:02:22   that's correct do you remember that [TS]

00:02:25   that's a little creepy [TS]

00:02:26   no I'm looking at your page ok let's [TS]

00:02:30   just think it's just that was [TS]

00:02:31   remembering i was watching your videos [TS]

00:02:33   then I didn't even know who you were [TS]

00:02:35   three years ago so but like so i'm [TS]

00:02:39   looking at for you set a precedent Q&A [TS]

00:02:41   with gray for 500,000 subscribers Q&A [TS]

00:02:44   with grade 1 million subscribers you set [TS]

00:02:46   like a precedent in people's minds [TS]

00:02:49   that's why they think it's 42 million [TS]

00:02:50   and place you mentioned two million in [TS]

00:02:52   the video right right but I I just think [TS]

00:02:55   there's there's no there's no precedent [TS]

00:02:57   for it's going to happen on the day I [TS]

00:02:58   think that's pretty clear I think [TS]

00:02:59   anybody who follows me you should know [TS]

00:03:01   it's probably not going to happen on the [TS]

00:03:02   day that maybe not on the day but like [TS]

00:03:04   opposed to the video will I send me [TS]

00:03:06   questions like here's another video [TS]

00:03:07   here's another video two months later [TS]

00:03:11   here's the QA this this to me is just [TS]

00:03:13   like how you can't win you can't win you [TS]

00:03:15   make people a nice main video all they [TS]

00:03:16   do is complain that the Q&A video isn't [TS]

00:03:18   up yet there's no winning here [TS]

00:03:20   no there isn't there is no winning this [TS]

00:03:22   never you should never went [TS]

00:03:23   you can never win it's just just how [TS]

00:03:25   badly do you want to lose [TS]

00:03:27   exactly that's what is there was an [TS]

00:03:29   interesting thing that came out in that [TS]

00:03:31   Q&A video though i yeah you are you [TS]

00:03:35   finally answered a question that I get [TS]

00:03:36   every week with your questions you get [TS]

00:03:39   every week [TS]

00:03:39   why did you move to the UK I get it [TS]

00:03:43   constantly [TS]

00:03:44   I don't understand this why but I don't [TS]

00:03:47   understand this and even said in the in [TS]

00:03:48   the Q&A video like I swear i've talked [TS]

00:03:50   about this before in various places [TS]

00:03:52   maybe because the whole story isn't [TS]

00:03:54   isn't together in one place but yet I [TS]

00:03:56   don't understand why you keep asking [TS]

00:03:58   that I feel like I answer this [TS]

00:03:59   everywhere but now it's in the video so [TS]

00:04:00   people can see like there's the answer [TS]

00:04:02   so you moved you moved to London about [TS]

00:04:06   how long ago 10 years ago [TS]

00:04:07   oh god I want to do the math on how long [TS]

00:04:10   ago was you can estimate so i moved to [TS]

00:04:14   London 13 years ago now that's wow [TS]

00:04:18   that's 94 [TS]

00:04:20   the other question I get the related to [TS]

00:04:23   this very frequently which you glossed [TS]

00:04:25   over in the video which means you [TS]

00:04:27   probably won't answer now is why do you [TS]

00:04:29   have an Irish possible i glossed over it [TS]

00:04:32   because i think the details are not [TS]

00:04:34   actually that interesting i think people [TS]

00:04:36   always want to know these things but [TS]

00:04:37   like I was it's the answer is it's like [TS]

00:04:39   an administrative detail but I mean I [TS]

00:04:44   guess that the short version of this is [TS]

00:04:45   just that I had a grandparent who was [TS]

00:04:47   born in ireland right mother my [TS]

00:04:50   grandmother on my father's side and at [TS]

00:04:54   the time when I was a kid that Ireland [TS]

00:04:59   had a law that my understanding of it is [TS]

00:05:01   that this is now no longer the case but [TS]

00:05:04   when I was a kid my father could apply [TS]

00:05:08   on my behalf for me to become an Irish [TS]

00:05:13   citizen right and you could also do so [TS]

00:05:16   for himself as well and so there with [TS]

00:05:18   here is the deadline because my father [TS]

00:05:21   told me this but it is that there's a [TS]

00:05:22   deadline where he basically kind of on a [TS]

00:05:25   whim like handed in the paperwork on the [TS]

00:05:28   final day for himself and for me for [TS]

00:05:32   this Irish citizenship that was like the [TS]

00:05:34   last day you can get the paperwork and [TS]

00:05:36   habits still count and this happened [TS]

00:05:38   when I was a little kid and it just it [TS]

00:05:40   just never came up throughout the whole [TS]

00:05:41   the right of my childhood I say in the [TS]

00:05:43   video it's like through a series of [TS]

00:05:44   random events i found out because it [TS]

00:05:46   really was like some conversation with [TS]

00:05:48   my father like you mentioned [TS]

00:05:49   incidentally this thing about like how [TS]

00:05:51   you happen to have Irish citizenship was [TS]

00:05:53   like oh that's interesting i just know [TS]

00:05:55   this but I cannot tell you how much I [TS]

00:05:58   wish I had your citizenship with the [TS]

00:06:00   u.s. like I have a friend who had who is [TS]

00:06:04   British but his mom's American and he [TS]

00:06:06   has two passports mm-hmm [TS]

00:06:08   and I'm so jealous it's nice to have [TS]

00:06:10   options yeah it's very nice to have [TS]

00:06:12   options like he does this thing and I [TS]

00:06:14   wonder if you do it where he just shows [TS]

00:06:16   each possible control the possible they [TS]

00:06:18   want to see that is officially the way [TS]

00:06:20   you're supposed to do it right that's [TS]

00:06:22   that is the US government is really [TS]

00:06:25   frustrating about this like it it's [TS]

00:06:26   actually not super fun too [TS]

00:06:28   ok the way your friend has it is the [TS]

00:06:31   best way which is that if you are a [TS]

00:06:32   European who happens to be able to get [TS]

00:06:35   American citizenship and therefore a US [TS]

00:06:37   passport that works out kind of great [TS]

00:06:39   because you can kind of slide under the [TS]

00:06:41   radar with a lot of the American [TS]

00:06:42   paperwork and and things if you're an [TS]

00:06:44   American citizen who like grew up in [TS]

00:06:47   America who has a second Passport [TS]

00:06:49   that's a real pain in the butt in a lot [TS]

00:06:51   of ways and it just causes it causes [TS]

00:06:53   huge paperwork and frustration because [TS]

00:06:55   basically the US diplomatic departments [TS]

00:06:57   opinion on this is that for Americans [TS]

00:07:00   born in America second citizenship don't [TS]

00:07:04   exist like the United States government [TS]

00:07:05   just doesn't acknowledge that you have [TS]

00:07:07   this other citizenship you're an [TS]

00:07:09   American citizen why would you want to [TS]

00:07:10   be a citizen of anywhere else america [TS]

00:07:13   USA [TS]

00:07:14   yeah and once you understand that that [TS]

00:07:19   is the the way that the government [TS]

00:07:21   treats it like you are an American [TS]

00:07:22   citizen who is living abroad that makes [TS]

00:07:26   just a ton of of the frustration make [TS]

00:07:28   make way more sense that's like I still [TS]

00:07:30   have to fill out all the paperwork for [TS]

00:07:31   American taxes like there's all of these [TS]

00:07:34   these pain-in-the-butt loopholes and [TS]

00:07:38   actually that the Mayor of London who [TS]

00:07:39   has a UK and American citizenship got [TS]

00:07:44   caught on one of these things because he [TS]

00:07:45   sold his house and the end the IRS is [TS]

00:07:48   like oh you have to pay American estate [TS]

00:07:49   taxes on house ownership if you are an [TS]

00:07:52   American living abroad like there's just [TS]

00:07:54   so many ways that you get caught out on [TS]

00:07:58   this stuff where America just pretends [TS]

00:08:00   like other other passports other [TS]

00:08:01   countries don't exist like you are an [TS]

00:08:02   American and wherever you are standing [TS]

00:08:04   is American soil abroad like that's just [TS]

00:08:06   the way it works you just take a piece [TS]

00:08:08   of it with you [TS]

00:08:09   yeah yeah it's always under your feet [TS]

00:08:11   were no matter where you go but yes that [TS]

00:08:13   is what I do when I i travel because [TS]

00:08:15   that's the that is the way the US [TS]

00:08:17   government kind of wants it to be done [TS]

00:08:18   on their end and the way foreign [TS]

00:08:20   countries wanted to be done on on their [TS]

00:08:22   end up like okay which passport do you [TS]

00:08:24   show it does end up in some super weird [TS]

00:08:26   border conversations that get slightly [TS]

00:08:27   awkward sometimes it's like oh you have [TS]

00:08:30   no stamps on your passport like you know [TS]

00:08:31   I don't [TS]

00:08:31   never stand where you been where have [TS]

00:08:33   you just come from and then from below [TS]

00:08:37   yeah and then you get to be taken into [TS]

00:08:39   the special room and have a long [TS]

00:08:40   conversation with someone about why your [TS]

00:08:41   tools the ninja actually hasn't happened [TS]

00:08:44   to me recently it used to happen a lot [TS]

00:08:45   more but maybe they're finally finally [TS]

00:08:48   letting go of that I've been getting [TS]

00:08:50   real grumpy about possible control [TS]

00:08:52   recently [TS]

00:08:53   mhm it's just I feel like I'm now [TS]

00:08:56   getting more questions coming into the [TS]

00:08:58   UK then coming into the u.s. [TS]

00:09:02   oh yeah yeah like recently somebody i [TS]

00:09:05   was going for UK possible control and it [TS]

00:09:08   wouldn't accept me to go through the [TS]

00:09:10   gate i had to go and see the person I [TS]

00:09:12   couldn't get my biometric possible to [TS]

00:09:15   house communities questions about what I [TS]

00:09:16   do and and why I'm coming home and all [TS]

00:09:19   this stuff and I was kind of just like [TS]

00:09:22   the whole time mean like I live here [TS]

00:09:24   like what is your problem [TS]

00:09:26   you're not gonna let me go home what's [TS]

00:09:29   happening here my passport look at the [TS]

00:09:32   front of it [TS]

00:09:32   yeah this is my club trick yeah this [TS]

00:09:35   should be the end of the conversation [TS]

00:09:37   it's like I've given you the purple [TS]

00:09:38   passport like what do you need from me [TS]

00:09:40   yeah yeah I i just have to hold the [TS]

00:09:43   whole the more and more I travel the the [TS]

00:09:46   less appreciation have a possible [TS]

00:09:48   control i know when it's attempting to [TS]

00:09:50   do but I feel like it's just the worst [TS]

00:09:55   of bureaucracy it's pointlessly [TS]

00:09:57   frustrating and my wife just had the [TS]

00:10:00   best experience of passport control [TS]

00:10:01   recently which was she went travelling [TS]

00:10:03   to France now my wife is an American she [TS]

00:10:06   only has u.s. citizenship but because i [TS]

00:10:09   am Irish and because we are married [TS]

00:10:11   she's allowed to live in the UK like [TS]

00:10:13   she's allowed to live here like through [TS]

00:10:15   the right that I have to have my spouse [TS]

00:10:17   in the country but it does mean that she [TS]

00:10:20   has to travel with paperwork whenever [TS]

00:10:22   she leaves and comes back you know into [TS]

00:10:25   the UK like she has to travel with our [TS]

00:10:27   marriage certificate and a few other [TS]

00:10:28   things but every time we ever come back [TS]

00:10:31   through it's a totally different story [TS]

00:10:33   from the passport people about what she [TS]

00:10:35   needs or what she doesn't need is like [TS]

00:10:37   when we come back if we travel through [TS]

00:10:40   the line together as non-uk passports [TS]

00:10:45   then the yellow dress and they say oh I [TS]

00:10:47   am supposed to go through the UK one [TS]

00:10:48   just let her go through the non UK one [TS]

00:10:49   but if we do that then they yell at her [TS]

00:10:51   for not having her husband with her when [TS]

00:10:53   she travels and adjusting the in the [TS]

00:10:55   last time someone told her like oh you [TS]

00:10:56   need to add to this document that you [TS]

00:10:58   keep with you [TS]

00:11:00   your husband's Passport like if you're [TS]

00:11:01   traveling out and back into the country [TS]

00:11:02   would want [TS]

00:11:03   photo ID for your husband as well like [TS]

00:11:05   this marriage certificate doesn't [TS]

00:11:06   doesn't work and then this most recent [TS]

00:11:08   time when she did that the person at [TS]

00:11:10   passport control told her don't ever [TS]

00:11:12   come with the passport again because we [TS]

00:11:14   can put you in prison for traveling with [TS]

00:11:16   someone else's Passport it's like yeah [TS]

00:11:18   can anyone like other ever consistent [TS]

00:11:20   rules here like this doesn't make it's [TS]

00:11:22   always frustrating it's always different [TS]

00:11:24   passport control not a superfan I i do [TS]

00:11:27   quite like having the Irish passport I [TS]

00:11:28   do quite like being able to live in the [TS]

00:11:30   european union and I do complain about [TS]

00:11:33   the problems with America and her [TS]

00:11:36   strange notion of what people living [TS]

00:11:39   abroad are like and what they should do [TS]

00:11:40   but overall it's it's a it's worked out [TS]

00:11:43   very well for me i'm very very happy [TS]

00:11:44   that I did it [TS]

00:11:45   yeah I i think one day I would like to [TS]

00:11:49   do the opposite way you want to live in [TS]

00:11:52   America at the Dollar Man how do so much [TS]

00:11:56   money [TS]

00:11:57   yes well yeah yeah yeah we're all were [TS]

00:12:00   all victims of the strong bound you [TS]

00:12:04   don't need to tell me about it so bad [TS]

00:12:06   it's like all his ten dollars now you [TS]

00:12:09   have five right you know like after the [TS]

00:12:13   conversion and after taxes is like God [TS]

00:12:15   in some ways you and I are in the same [TS]

00:12:18   position of doing perhaps the craziest [TS]

00:12:20   thing in the world which is earning our [TS]

00:12:23   income in dollars like I'm I my youtube [TS]

00:12:26   income is is earned through dollars the [TS]

00:12:27   podcast incomes are three dollars and [TS]

00:12:30   then we decide to live not only in the [TS]

00:12:33   UK where the exchange rate bites us but [TS]

00:12:36   also in London the most expensive part [TS]

00:12:38   of the UK [TS]

00:12:39   yeah because what makes it all worse is [TS]

00:12:41   the economies of the same right in the [TS]

00:12:45   US and the UK like them pretty much [TS]

00:12:47   what's worth ten dollars is worth ten [TS]

00:12:50   pounds right that's what is the hard [TS]

00:12:52   part about it like it's not the [TS]

00:12:54   conversion right it's that after the [TS]

00:12:56   conversion rate everything is just this [TS]

00:12:58   expensive not [TS]

00:12:59   oh it is heartbreaking where whereas [TS]

00:13:03   when I used to work as a teacher and I [TS]

00:13:05   used to earn money in pounds i loved it [TS]

00:13:08   going back to America although it was [TS]

00:13:10   always like this is a 50-percent off [TS]

00:13:12   everything sale back my wife and I used [TS]

00:13:14   to buy everything in America like when I [TS]

00:13:17   went on all my podcasting related trips [TS]

00:13:19   previously as i was getting a UK income [TS]

00:13:22   from the bank right and it was like role [TS]

00:13:26   in slide for free like you know and that [TS]

00:13:30   was like a great fit together the money [TS]

00:13:33   yeah man it does hurt and it is sort of [TS]

00:13:36   extra ridiculous because neither of us [TS]

00:13:39   have jobs that depend on where we are [TS]

00:13:40   and we could do this from anywhere in [TS]

00:13:42   the world and I I have to just not think [TS]

00:13:44   about the cost of living in other places [TS]

00:13:46   because i really like living in London [TS]

00:13:48   you know this this has been a great [TS]

00:13:50   experience like I totally love being in [TS]

00:13:52   London I found an area of London that i [TS]

00:13:54   really like i I just I think it's great [TS]

00:13:56   but I cannot let my mind wander to what [TS]

00:14:00   the cost of living in in other places is [TS]

00:14:02   like that lately there's no happy [TS]

00:14:04   thoughts that way i just went through [TS]

00:14:05   that heartbreak [TS]

00:14:06   so we just came back from Romania oh man [TS]

00:14:09   yeah we could buy a flat bucuresti [TS]

00:14:11   amount of money we save currently for a [TS]

00:14:13   deposit for a house in London we can [TS]

00:14:17   just flat-out by a flat [TS]

00:14:18   yeah and it's like oh why do we do this [TS]

00:14:23   to ourselves so we're in America you're [TS]

00:14:26   going to go live if you move in America [TS]

00:14:27   my current list of places that i would [TS]

00:14:30   like to be the top of that list is [TS]

00:14:33   portland and New York City because they [TS]

00:14:37   both kind of remind me of places in [TS]

00:14:40   London I just count me as 0% surprised [TS]

00:14:46   that Portland is at the top of your list [TS]

00:14:47   it's such a great place hipster mike [TS]

00:14:50   wants to go live in Portland oh yeah [TS]

00:14:51   prized New York is we're kind of my [TS]

00:14:54   brain belongs to who and hot Poland is [TS]

00:14:58   where my heart blocks right good good [TS]

00:15:01   luck with the immigration process 2nite [TS]

00:15:03   anything to think about it i like to [TS]

00:15:05   think that my part ownership of an [TS]

00:15:07   american company might help but I feel [TS]

00:15:09   like that might actually be what I i [TS]

00:15:12   have known people who have attempted to [TS]

00:15:13   it [TS]

00:15:14   immigrated to the united states and even [TS]

00:15:16   when you have everything in your favor [TS]

00:15:18   it is not easy it is a very very long [TS]

00:15:21   process so i think you're going to be in [TS]

00:15:24   London for a while Mike or these on the [TS]

00:15:25   outer rim of London [TS]

00:15:26   well the fact that we're gonna buy a [TS]

00:15:28   house here tells you that this isn't a [TS]

00:15:31   thing that we're gonna do anytime soon [TS]

00:15:32   my house in London or by to Bucharest [TS]

00:15:36   444 I don't think about it Mike don't [TS]

00:15:40   think about it i'm very excited today to [TS]

00:15:43   talk to you about freshbooks and this is [TS]

00:15:45   because i love and use fresh books to [TS]

00:15:48   help make running my business easier me [TS]

00:15:51   and gray always talking about trying to [TS]

00:15:52   find ways to make our businesses run [TS]

00:15:54   better to help us work better to make [TS]

00:15:56   things run smoother freshbooks is one of [TS]

00:15:58   those things we handle all of our [TS]

00:15:59   invoicing it really of them using fresh [TS]

00:16:01   books and we have since the day the [TS]

00:16:03   company started it's because they're [TS]

00:16:05   invoicing is pain-free it takes just 30 [TS]

00:16:08   seconds to create and send an invoice [TS]

00:16:10   you can put your company logo on there [TS]

00:16:12   so it looks nice and professional and [TS]

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00:16:48   know no I didn't get that you can get [TS]

00:16:50   all that set up so you can see very [TS]

00:16:52   clearly when people have looked at it [TS]

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00:16:55   awesome [TS]

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00:17:43   cortex and relay FM it's time to revisit [TS]

00:17:47   our home screens [TS]

00:17:49   oh you want to revisit homescreens Mike [TS]

00:17:51   yes it's that time I feel like we should [TS]

00:17:53   try and set this on some kind of [TS]

00:17:55   schedule because when it was so we [TS]

00:17:57   talked about this on the first episode [TS]

00:18:00   right still like yeah it was the first [TS]

00:18:02   episode [TS]

00:18:03   yeah of course because I made fun of you [TS]

00:18:04   for your ugly clown car [TS]

00:18:06   yeah compliment yeah that's it was [TS]

00:18:09   terrible [TS]

00:18:10   I mean we did that in June this is now [TS]

00:18:12   April it's pretty much a year [TS]

00:18:14   yeah it's almost like a year yeah give [TS]

00:18:16   or take it's a year if you're converting [TS]

00:18:17   from dollars to pounds weeks and then [TS]

00:18:20   you cut the taxes right so do you want [TS]

00:18:25   me to send you mine again to start [TS]

00:18:27   seeing you can can feel terrific and [TS]

00:18:29   then tell me the optimum way of doing [TS]

00:18:31   things [TS]

00:18:31   I feel I feel like just just to just to [TS]

00:18:34   clear the area i feel like i have become [TS]

00:18:36   much less judgmental over the past year [TS]

00:18:39   and you have probably improved with your [TS]

00:18:43   iphone screen so you can show me but i [TS]

00:18:45   don't think i'm going to be like really [TS]

00:18:46   upset or anything I'm I'm as I grow [TS]

00:18:49   older Mike I'm just more chill and just [TS]

00:18:51   more excited yeah no that's that's how I [TS]

00:18:53   think of you becoming more chill as you [TS]

00:18:56   get older definitely yeah [TS]

00:18:58   the system also you've you know bullied [TS]

00:19:02   me into changing it so i think the the [TS]

00:19:05   mix of you being more chili and maybe [TS]

00:19:07   you're pressured will mean that this is [TS]

00:19:09   about a scenario to take a look [TS]

00:19:12   what's going on here ah this is I mean [TS]

00:19:18   as much better it's much better mic and [TS]

00:19:20   it's much better [TS]

00:19:21   is this how your iphone screen looks [TS]

00:19:22   right now yeah this morning [TS]

00:19:24   what's that second page that you're [TS]

00:19:25   hiding a second page oh yeah I wanted to [TS]

00:19:27   send you the first one [TS]

00:19:28   ok I've got the first page here alright [TS]

00:19:30   here's the second page there [TS]

00:19:31   ah [TS]

00:19:33   this is just a second screen right like [TS]

00:19:36   this is just one second screen things go [TS]

00:19:38   to die [TS]

00:19:38   okay all right you know so for the for [TS]

00:19:42   the listener these with these will be in [TS]

00:19:43   the show notes [TS]

00:19:43   mike is much improved from his first [TS]

00:19:46   iphone screen I think you should put [TS]

00:19:47   your first iphone screen as well and in [TS]

00:19:49   the show notes [TS]

00:19:49   yeah do that we first we have a nice [TS]

00:19:52   calm background nice relaxing just sort [TS]

00:19:56   of a muted very dark grey blue kind of [TS]

00:20:01   background with a logo with the logo on [TS]

00:20:02   that I can't find out is the secret [TS]

00:20:04   print from the inside of the upgrade [TS]

00:20:06   hoodies of course of course [TS]

00:20:09   ok so you have you have your own secret [TS]

00:20:11   society logo background of your iphone i [TS]

00:20:13   like that i still have not sold you on [TS]

00:20:17   the superiority of the three icons in [TS]

00:20:21   the doc now you still going with with [TS]

00:20:23   four I don't understand why I mean [TS]

00:20:25   that's probably still my biggest [TS]

00:20:26   complaint three is clearly the superior [TS]

00:20:28   way [TS]

00:20:29   no but overall I overall this is much [TS]

00:20:32   better [TS]

00:20:33   I don't recoil in horror at this one I [TS]

00:20:36   think this is this sort of i'm looking [TS]

00:20:38   at well you have messages slack and an [TS]

00:20:41   omni focus each of which have badges on [TS]

00:20:43   them [TS]

00:20:43   yep and this just makes me think again [TS]

00:20:47   it like that there's there's such a [TS]

00:20:49   conflict with notifications and how you [TS]

00:20:52   received them on your phone [TS]

00:20:53   especially when like us you do work and [TS]

00:20:57   personal notifications like through [TS]

00:20:58   instant message or through slack like it [TS]

00:21:00   just it gets so complicated it's so hard [TS]

00:21:02   to appropriately deal with that one of [TS]

00:21:04   the problems that I have these days is [TS]

00:21:06   you say about the work personal is the [TS]

00:21:09   majority of people that are in my [TS]

00:21:10   personal life I also work with them [TS]

00:21:13   yeah you know so it's it's it's [TS]

00:21:15   difficult it's difficult it's it's very [TS]

00:21:18   difficult and i think this is this is [TS]

00:21:19   one thing that you and I I think have [TS]

00:21:23   have both kind of very naturally slipped [TS]

00:21:27   into a thing which is that we do work [TS]

00:21:29   chat through slack and we do personal [TS]

00:21:32   chat through instant message I think it [TS]

00:21:35   is genuinely useful to split that like I [TS]

00:21:39   wish I could do that with everybody that [TS]

00:21:40   I worked with is not always not always [TS]

00:21:42   practical it's actually one of my [TS]

00:21:44   favorite things about oral [TS]

00:21:46   chip because yesterday we were having a [TS]

00:21:49   very intense work chat and slack was at [TS]

00:21:51   the same time talking about ipads and I [TS]

00:21:53   messages right yeah and just just just [TS]

00:21:58   to be maximum crazy about this if people [TS]

00:22:01   can understand we were having two [TS]

00:22:03   separate work chance in two separate [TS]

00:22:05   slack channels with each other while [TS]

00:22:07   having the instant message conversation [TS]

00:22:09   it it genuinely does change the feeling [TS]

00:22:12   of things like okay we're just talking [TS]

00:22:14   about whatever and I message and then as [TS]

00:22:16   we discussed in the previous show you [TS]

00:22:18   can have the like CEO of grey [TS]

00:22:20   Incorporated is talking to an owner of [TS]

00:22:23   relay like in a conversation on black [TS]

00:22:26   and the feeling is just very different [TS]

00:22:28   and you're the end it works even though [TS]

00:22:31   you're having these conversations in [TS]

00:22:32   parallel [TS]

00:22:33   what what makes it really good is that I [TS]

00:22:36   don't get any personal feeling mixed in [TS]

00:22:42   with the water feeling like if you're [TS]

00:22:45   making things difficult time making [TS]

00:22:46   things difficult and what could usually [TS]

00:22:48   be like eyes being such an idiot [TS]

00:22:50   it doesn't mix rights and I think that [TS]

00:22:55   is a really healthy thing and i'm going [TS]

00:22:58   to try and do more of it like he needs [TS]

00:22:59   it's very useful i think yeah this is I [TS]

00:23:03   mean this is a bit of it this is a bit [TS]

00:23:04   of a tangent here but it definitely has [TS]

00:23:05   been something on my mind about trying [TS]

00:23:07   to manage notifications about work and [TS]

00:23:10   personal [TS]

00:23:11   yeah and where do you receive them all [TS]

00:23:12   and as you will see i mentioning this [TS]

00:23:15   now because as you'll see when I share [TS]

00:23:16   some of my own home screens like I am [TS]

00:23:18   really trying to figure out a way to [TS]

00:23:21   separate these things as much as [TS]

00:23:23   possible and my own iphone as longtime [TS]

00:23:28   listeners of the show will know i had [TS]

00:23:30   many conflicts over like where do I want [TS]

00:23:32   to do certain kinds of work how do i [TS]

00:23:33   want to receive things and I've been [TS]

00:23:35   experimenting over the past few months [TS]

00:23:36   and and once again I have come to the [TS]

00:23:38   very clear conclusion that i do not want [TS]

00:23:42   work stuff easily accessible on my phone [TS]

00:23:45   like I just don't think that that is [TS]

00:23:47   good for my own productivity I don't [TS]

00:23:51   think that it is good for my own [TS]

00:23:53   separation of personal life and relaxing [TS]

00:23:58   time from focus and work [TS]

00:24:00   so when I when I see your home screen [TS]

00:24:02   here like that the number one thing that [TS]

00:24:03   I want to avoid on my phone is any kind [TS]

00:24:05   of anxiety and so those badges there are [TS]

00:24:08   the things just like those those red [TS]

00:24:10   badges like they scream anxiety to me of [TS]

00:24:12   like their stuff to do this if there's [TS]

00:24:14   something that needs to happen here so I [TS]

00:24:16   i would i would turn off all badges and [TS]

00:24:20   think I don't even have the badge for I [TS]

00:24:21   messages on my my phone i leave the [TS]

00:24:23   badge off with that and handle it [TS]

00:24:25   through the watch instead like somehow I [TS]

00:24:27   find it's more acceptable on the water [TS]

00:24:29   like oh the watch will let me know if [TS]

00:24:30   there's a message i don't need to see a [TS]

00:24:31   red badge on my my phone but my kind of [TS]

00:24:34   way of working days I lot of badges [TS]

00:24:37   turned off by very few apps that [TS]

00:24:39   actually had allowed budges the apps [TS]

00:24:41   that you can see that have badges are [TS]

00:24:43   pretty much the only ones that can [TS]

00:24:45   yeah I figured that I figured that but [TS]

00:24:48   even even still it's like it's stress [TS]

00:24:50   stress with the watch thing [TS]

00:24:52   my phone is permanently on do not [TS]

00:24:54   disturb and I manage everything for [TS]

00:24:57   notifications to watch one more tightly [TS]

00:24:59   controlled yeah i do the same thing as [TS]

00:25:01   well which is the what my phone never [TS]

00:25:05   makes any noise under any circumstances [TS]

00:25:07   ever it never vibrated never beeps it [TS]

00:25:09   never does anything and all the [TS]

00:25:11   notifications come through the watch and [TS]

00:25:12   then the watch is like super lockdown [TS]

00:25:15   and I wish Apple would make some changes [TS]

00:25:17   that you could lock it down even further [TS]

00:25:19   I think there's a lot of room to be done [TS]

00:25:21   with notifications on iOS yeah but that [TS]

00:25:24   is the same decision that I i have made [TS]

00:25:26   and so even though i've gone back and [TS]

00:25:28   forth about this I feel like going back [TS]

00:25:31   and forth about who do I want to do [TS]

00:25:32   email on the phone do I want to try to [TS]

00:25:34   have slack notifications on the phone so [TS]

00:25:36   that i can respond to people quickly I i [TS]

00:25:39   have found that what it ends up actually [TS]

00:25:41   happening is creating this intense [TS]

00:25:44   feeling of avoidance like I just never [TS]

00:25:46   want to deal with slack when it's on my [TS]

00:25:47   phone and it's always there to be dealt [TS]

00:25:49   with [TS]

00:25:49   so it's it's difficult it's difficult a [TS]

00:25:52   difficult thing to to juggle but the [TS]

00:25:56   this is just where you have to know [TS]

00:25:57   yourself and you have to know how you [TS]

00:25:59   work so i would i would not want those [TS]

00:26:01   badges but overall I have to give you a [TS]

00:26:03   like a you know much improvement award [TS]

00:26:06   around your on your iPhone like to see [TS]

00:26:08   my ipad let's say this is where I'm a [TS]

00:26:11   little bit more worried [TS]

00:26:12   ok show me your iPad [TS]

00:26:13   you know the funny thing about those [TS]

00:26:16   badges badges in the screenshots m2 of [TS]

00:26:20   those badges are related to you oh yeah [TS]

00:26:24   at the slac one and the only focus one [TS]

00:26:26   of my fault [TS]

00:26:28   there there you there great badges I [TS]

00:26:33   just think it's kind of funny right [TS]

00:26:34   because the time that i took the [TS]

00:26:35   pictures and it's just like they're [TS]

00:26:37   there they're great related i have lots [TS]

00:26:38   of badges that relate to you as it [TS]

00:26:41   should be as it should be everybody [TS]

00:26:43   should have badges that relate to me [TS]

00:26:44   yeah i wish like I wish I color code [TS]

00:26:46   them you know look great you have [TS]

00:26:47   notifications Twitter notifications [TS]

00:26:49   everyone should have a bad somewhere [TS]

00:26:51   that relates to me i like to put the [TS]

00:26:53   pictures that people send us of whenever [TS]

00:26:55   you post something and they get like [TS]

00:26:57   Reddit notification email podcast [TS]

00:27:00   notification and tweet or something like [TS]

00:27:02   I think it's fantastic [TS]

00:27:03   yeah there's a those are pretty funny [TS]

00:27:05   like that the person he was to make sure [TS]

00:27:06   they don't miss anything good on you [TS]

00:27:08   they are locked in ric got my ipad i [TS]

00:27:11   have your ipad it looks basically [TS]

00:27:14   exactly the same as your phone which i [TS]

00:27:15   think is is not a bad decision here you [TS]

00:27:17   have the same wallpaper [TS]

00:27:18   yep seem number of badges I don't free [TS]

00:27:21   up the bottom row on the ipad especially [TS]

00:27:23   the pro because there's so much space i [TS]

00:27:26   don't think it's necessary [TS]

00:27:28   ok so i don't have a lot of comment on [TS]

00:27:30   this but I think this is the time Mike [TS]

00:27:34   where I I think you now need to see what [TS]

00:27:38   my ipad looks like because I i have just [TS]

00:27:44   set up a new ipad another one into 9.7 [TS]

00:27:49   inch iPad pro that's what you needed [TS]

00:27:51   another ipad well we have to tweak it [TS]

00:27:53   there's been a huge ipad consolidation [TS]

00:27:55   so like don't get started down your big [TS]

00:27:57   toe cgpgrey is crazy with iPads past [TS]

00:28:00   there's been a huge consolidation I'm [TS]

00:28:02   down to three now [TS]

00:28:03   Oh looking here but is that one of each [TS]

00:28:09   yes i have the big bro the baby pro and [TS]

00:28:12   then there's a mini which I'm barely [TS]

00:28:14   counting as an iPad because the main [TS]

00:28:16   idea used as [TS]

00:28:17   a kindle no don't we'll get into this [TS]

00:28:20   will just use a kid I know why you don't [TS]

00:28:22   believe it was a kid I used the ipad as [TS]

00:28:24   a candle lit candles [TS]

00:28:25   let's not be ridiculous about this okay [TS]

00:28:27   i'm going to send you a screenshot now [TS]

00:28:29   what one thing you just need to know [TS]

00:28:31   before you see it just so I can prepare [TS]

00:28:33   you a little bit is I have gone slightly [TS]

00:28:35   crazy with the wallpaper but that is [TS]

00:28:37   only because i always do this if I get a [TS]

00:28:39   new device i tend to go for like a crazy [TS]

00:28:41   wallpaper that i will eventually pull [TS]

00:28:43   back to something more refined I haven't [TS]

00:28:46   seen this yet but like I imagine you're [TS]

00:28:48   crazy being like it's two different [TS]

00:28:50   types of grey you're gonna be going to [TS]

00:28:54   be blown away but I just this is this is [TS]

00:28:56   just a little habit i don't know when [TS]

00:28:57   you have a new device I think it's kind [TS]

00:28:58   of nice to make it different for a [TS]

00:28:59   little while before settling back down [TS]

00:29:01   into business mode so okay this is my [TS]

00:29:05   this is my new iPad this is the [TS]

00:29:07   background I just wanted to prepare you [TS]

00:29:08   like this background will probably not [TS]

00:29:10   stay so I'm sending this along here is [TS]

00:29:12   the setup for my current ipad which i [TS]

00:29:15   use for a lot of different things [TS]

00:29:17   all right I got it all right okay well [TS]

00:29:20   alright then you know what do you think [TS]

00:29:25   of this [TS]

00:29:25   so okay what do you what do you want to [TS]

00:29:33   talk about I just came for an iMessage [TS]

00:29:35   great [TS]

00:29:36   alright so the background the background [TS]

00:29:42   is a little crazy but like I can [TS]

00:29:44   it's a nice background like i can let [TS]

00:29:46   that one go it's basically the one that [TS]

00:29:47   you had before just in a different color [TS]

00:29:49   effectively you know there are many [TS]

00:29:51   similarities [TS]

00:29:52   yeah it's a blue low-poly artwork [TS]

00:29:55   wallpaper i won't stick with the blue [TS]

00:29:56   forever but I just like having something [TS]

00:29:58   different at the beginning so i will [TS]

00:30:00   admit the first time that we went [TS]

00:30:01   through this process [TS]

00:30:02   hmm I was the crazy one right right [TS]

00:30:06   there were so many things weird about [TS]

00:30:09   what I was doing is switched man [TS]

00:30:12   ok what you mean so there are three [TS]

00:30:17   icons in your dock [TS]

00:30:19   mhm there is a folder [TS]

00:30:22   mhm the title of the folder is a.net the [TS]

00:30:27   bullet point that folder has just [TS]

00:30:29   settings [TS]

00:30:30   in it so a few questions [TS]

00:30:35   mhm where is everything else like there [TS]

00:30:38   is other stuff where is it [TS]

00:30:39   quick go on which put it well this is [TS]

00:30:46   this is a little trick that i stumbled [TS]

00:30:49   across just sort of accidentally a while [TS]

00:30:52   back and i absolutely love which is I'm [TS]

00:30:55   sending you right now my phone home [TS]

00:30:58   screen as well so you can take a look [TS]

00:30:59   and slacks you can see what I've done [TS]

00:31:01   here with the phone it might make more [TS]

00:31:02   sense on the phone what I've done but [TS]

00:31:04   you can in a folder push the icons to [TS]

00:31:08   the second page so that you don't see [TS]

00:31:10   them right so that what you can have a [TS]

00:31:13   folder that ends up looking like there [TS]

00:31:14   is only a single icon in there but there [TS]

00:31:17   are actually a whole bunch of icons in [TS]

00:31:19   there [TS]

00:31:20   sure so on my iPad what i have done is i [TS]

00:31:23   have just taken all of the applications [TS]

00:31:25   okay and I put them in a folder and then [TS]

00:31:28   I put them all to the second and third [TS]

00:31:29   and fourth pages so that I have the [TS]

00:31:32   least items being shown in the folder as [TS]

00:31:36   possible so it's nice and clean all [TS]

00:31:39   right well you're saying crazy i'm [TS]

00:31:42   saying clean so i sent you the phone and [TS]

00:31:44   you can see that I've done the same [TS]

00:31:45   thing on the phone i have four different [TS]

00:31:47   folders for a variety of reasons but [TS]

00:31:50   it's the similar kind of thing up i want [TS]

00:31:52   all of the apps on the second page [TS]

00:31:55   I don't want them on the first page so [TS]

00:31:56   it's nice and clean clean [TS]

00:31:58   you know relaxing zen lee one might [TS]

00:32:02   almost say no why did these Falls does [TS]

00:32:05   not have titles anymore they don't have [TS]

00:32:09   they don't have titles because it's not [TS]

00:32:11   necessary because the little icon that [TS]

00:32:14   is visible in each of those folders on [TS]

00:32:16   my phone indicates to me what that [TS]

00:32:18   folder is for so the one on the top left [TS]

00:32:20   you can see that i have the health icon [TS]

00:32:22   in there the health book apples that I [TS]

00:32:25   think and that is the folder that has a [TS]

00:32:27   whole bunch of health related apps the [TS]

00:32:29   second folder has Wunderlist as the [TS]

00:32:31   visible icon and that has a bunch of [TS]

00:32:33   work-related Africa it's not Wunderlist [TS]

00:32:35   Wunderlist and the third one has a [TS]

00:32:37   little map in its which is all of my [TS]

00:32:40   London stroke traveling related stuff [TS]

00:32:44   and then the settings one is the one for [TS]

00:32:45   all the miscellaneous other stuff that's [TS]

00:32:47   what's going on there [TS]

00:32:48   I think the one icon in a folder thing [TS]

00:32:52   is is genius if I say so myself [TS]

00:32:55   pocket yeah genius a genius it's not [TS]

00:32:58   about going to make or anything you know [TS]

00:33:01   you'd love android right because this is [TS]

00:33:03   how folders it actually shown on android [TS]

00:33:05   is a stack of icons [TS]

00:33:07   oh yeah mhm so can you seem to be [TS]

00:33:11   thinking this is madness but i think [TS]

00:33:13   this makes a whole lot of sense it's [TS]

00:33:17   better on your iPhone em like the idea [TS]

00:33:21   that you've had here I can see it in [TS]

00:33:23   like in action on the iphone it makes it [TS]

00:33:26   more sense to me right the way you [TS]

00:33:28   explained it like having everything in a [TS]

00:33:29   folder the iconic spots in the folders [TS]

00:33:31   but the ipad is like it's just barren [TS]

00:33:35   there's nothing there at all [TS]

00:33:37   that's what's more interesting about the [TS]

00:33:39   ipod and think so how does the the big [TS]

00:33:42   pro look ok so let's let's talk about [TS]

00:33:46   let's talk about the whole system here [TS]

00:33:48   right now send you the final screenshots [TS]

00:33:50   so you can see the completed thing and [TS]

00:33:54   that the method of what time was it when [TS]

00:33:56   I finally see the complete is when like [TS]

00:33:58   the Veil Falls from my eyes and I can [TS]

00:34:02   finally see the truth [TS]

00:34:03   yeah exactly ok as we have discussed on [TS]

00:34:07   the show previously I i have been very [TS]

00:34:10   much of this this mindset of trying to [TS]

00:34:13   train your brain for working in [TS]

00:34:16   different contexts and i find that this [TS]

00:34:18   has been useful so far my initial [TS]

00:34:20   experiments with my office have turned [TS]

00:34:21   out very well of this idea of going to a [TS]

00:34:23   place just to write and the problem with [TS]

00:34:28   computers and and devices in general is [TS]

00:34:31   that they can just be everything all the [TS]

00:34:35   time and this is what we were discussing [TS]

00:34:37   before with the notifications like what [TS]

00:34:39   is what are the notification that you [TS]

00:34:41   can theoretically receive on your phone [TS]

00:34:43   they can be everything they can be from [TS]

00:34:45   your parents from your friends from your [TS]

00:34:47   boss from your co-workers like is you [TS]

00:34:50   have so much different stuff that is is [TS]

00:34:52   mixing in constantly [TS]

00:34:56   and so what I'm trying to do here is for [TS]

00:34:58   my own sanity and productivity is I'm [TS]

00:35:01   trying to define like clear zones of [TS]

00:35:06   work and zones of responsibility to the [TS]

00:35:09   clearest example of this is what I'm [TS]

00:35:11   doing with my ipad mini now I have this [TS]

00:35:14   this very old ipad mini was whatever the [TS]

00:35:17   first one was that had retina that I got [TS]

00:35:19   ages ago and if you look you will see [TS]

00:35:22   there is a screenshot for the mini which [TS]

00:35:24   has the same three icons in the dock [TS]

00:35:27   because I just always use those no [TS]

00:35:29   matter where i am and i want everything [TS]

00:35:30   consistent but at the top [TS]

00:35:33   there's just the icon for ibooks and [TS]

00:35:35   then I shoved everything that you can't [TS]

00:35:37   get rid of on that that ipad into this [TS]

00:35:39   other miscellaneous folder and so with [TS]

00:35:42   my ipad mini what I'm doing there is i'm [TS]

00:35:46   trying to make it as close to a book as [TS]

00:35:50   possible because I i think many people [TS]

00:35:53   will have the similar experience that [TS]

00:35:55   reading on any kind of device can [TS]

00:36:00   actually be quite difficult because of [TS]

00:36:03   your own dumb easily distracted brain [TS]

00:36:05   that if you load up a book it's very [TS]

00:36:08   easy to be reading the book and then to [TS]

00:36:10   think like oh I want to do this other [TS]

00:36:11   thing i want to do this other thing and [TS]

00:36:13   then suddenly you're not reading a book [TS]

00:36:14   I i read far fewer books that I would [TS]

00:36:17   want because of my own distracted miss [TS]

00:36:19   and in the course of a year just anyway [TS]

00:36:21   but so the way i have set up this ipad [TS]

00:36:24   is it is totally locked down there's no [TS]

00:36:26   web browser on it if I've turned off [TS]

00:36:28   installing apps like I put a restriction [TS]

00:36:30   password on here so that you know what [TS]

00:36:32   this thing can do it can open an ibook [TS]

00:36:34   and that's it [TS]

00:36:35   like that's the only thing that it does [TS]

00:36:37   and i find that extraordinary useful [TS]

00:36:41   because it means that this normally just [TS]

00:36:43   lives in the bedroom so it's like ok at [TS]

00:36:45   night is normally when i'll read like a [TS]

00:36:47   fiction book or I'll grab it during the [TS]

00:36:48   day after lunch and I'll read a [TS]

00:36:50   nonfiction book is my usual routine here [TS]

00:36:52   but it means that my brain knows like [TS]

00:36:55   when I'm on this device distraction [TS]

00:36:58   isn't an option like you're going to get [TS]

00:37:00   distracted you have to get up and you [TS]

00:37:02   have to go do something you can't just [TS]

00:37:03   double tap the home button and flip over [TS]

00:37:06   to read it or something and so that this [TS]

00:37:09   one is the clearest version of what i am [TS]

00:37:12   trying to accomplish one device that [TS]

00:37:15   does one thing that stays in one or two [TS]

00:37:18   locations and the brain just learned [TS]

00:37:21   like you're holding this thing and [TS]

00:37:22   you're just reading and i find it is [TS]

00:37:24   very very helpful in a distracted world [TS]

00:37:27   to do that so now the next step up from [TS]

00:37:31   that is what i am doing with the ipad [TS]

00:37:34   pro now at the time that we are [TS]

00:37:36   recording this what has I didn't intend [TS]

00:37:38   for this to happen but just sort of [TS]

00:37:39   worked out that what i am using my iPad [TS]

00:37:42   pro is that [TS]

00:37:43   it has this nice big screen and it is [TS]

00:37:46   living in the office where I do my [TS]

00:37:50   writing and so if you look at the [TS]

00:37:52   screenshot for the ipad pro what i have [TS]

00:37:55   on there are the apps that I use for [TS]

00:37:57   writing and just like with my ipad mini [TS]

00:38:01   that i use for reading i have locked [TS]

00:38:03   down that ipad pro so that writing is [TS]

00:38:07   the only thing that I'm going to be [TS]

00:38:09   doing on here again I'd like disabled [TS]

00:38:11   the safari browser it's it's not on [TS]

00:38:14   there i put on a restriction code to [TS]

00:38:16   that as well so it's like oh if i'm [TS]

00:38:18   going to try to change anything there's [TS]

00:38:20   just a little bit of resistance there to [TS]

00:38:21   slow me down and so this device when I [TS]

00:38:24   look at it when i look at the screen [TS]

00:38:26   I want the screen to tell me like what [TS]

00:38:28   is it that I'm supposed to be doing [TS]

00:38:29   right now I'm supposed to be writing and [TS]

00:38:32   again this so far has worked out [TS]

00:38:35   tremendously well I have done a lot of [TS]

00:38:40   very high quality writing over the past [TS]

00:38:42   couple weeks now with this office with [TS]

00:38:45   his ipad like with his dedicated setup [TS]

00:38:47   that is just here for this one thing as [TS]

00:38:50   a very quick aside i'm very happy [TS]

00:38:52   together [TS]

00:38:53   yeah well I'm i'm happy to hear it as [TS]

00:38:56   well except as i posted on Twitter one [TS]

00:38:58   of the things i was trying to write [TS]

00:38:59   about became rapidly irrelevant i was [TS]

00:39:01   like oh there goes two weeks at work [TS]

00:39:02   like crumple crumple throw away sorry [TS]

00:39:05   about that that was the FBI thing right [TS]

00:39:07   yeah we might talk about that another [TS]

00:39:08   point but yeah I did a lot of marvelous [TS]

00:39:11   writing on it that is now all worthless [TS]

00:39:12   but so that like that is now what I've [TS]

00:39:17   done with this ipad pro and it's like [TS]

00:39:20   okay great [TS]

00:39:21   here are these two devices where it's [TS]

00:39:22   like super clear what is this for now [TS]

00:39:26   moving on to the iphone iphone i think [TS]

00:39:30   of this as like the aspirational iphone [TS]

00:39:32   screen because what this is here if you [TS]

00:39:36   look there's a bunch of stuff thats [TS]

00:39:37   related to health and I was trying to [TS]

00:39:38   think about like okay what am I using my [TS]

00:39:40   iphone for ya [TS]

00:39:42   and again the answer to me was really [TS]

00:39:43   clear like i don't i don't want work [TS]

00:39:46   stuff i don't want notifications on my [TS]

00:39:48   phone I just want my iphone to be like [TS]

00:39:50   this thing that is just in my pocket [TS]

00:39:52   that is useful for [TS]

00:39:55   writing down fonts as they occur to me [TS]

00:39:57   that you'll see on there i have a bunch [TS]

00:39:59   of notes related apps clip I writer one [TS]

00:40:03   writer that I use for podcasts for notes [TS]

00:40:07   and for the script that I work on so [TS]

00:40:09   very often like a little thought just [TS]

00:40:10   popped into my head and I want to be [TS]

00:40:11   able to quickly write it down and have [TS]

00:40:13   it in the right place [TS]

00:40:14   poor pages huh where's old was old [TS]

00:40:17   trusty pages gone great but see he's [TS]

00:40:21   he's missing a quick trip is replaced by [TS]

00:40:25   yes get all pages that you were right [TS]

00:40:29   Michael's right yeah and that's all you [TS]

00:40:32   want me to say it and then so I was [TS]

00:40:35   thinking about what the iphone like what [TS]

00:40:36   else do i do on the iphone and the the [TS]

00:40:38   actual answer was a lot of just [TS]

00:40:41   health-related stuff like I was trying [TS]

00:40:42   to think of which button do i press the [TS]

00:40:45   most and and one of those is life some [TS]

00:40:47   which is this thing that I'm using to [TS]

00:40:49   track the food that I meeting cool and [TS]

00:40:51   then I'm alternating going to the gym [TS]

00:40:53   and going running so it's like okay I [TS]

00:40:54   use these other two apps and then every [TS]

00:40:56   night i use the sleep cycle app to track [TS]

00:40:58   my sleep and I realized like okay in [TS]

00:41:00   terms of buttons that I frequently press [TS]

00:41:02   i can actually make a nice little row of [TS]

00:41:04   health stuff and then this might sound [TS]

00:41:07   dumb but that he'll throw being present [TS]

00:41:09   there is also just a kind of like a [TS]

00:41:11   reminder constantly to myself that [TS]

00:41:13   health is this thing that I have decided [TS]

00:41:14   about is very small I think it's kind of [TS]

00:41:17   like a guilt thing [TS]

00:41:18   yeah I don't know if it's if it's a girl [TS]

00:41:21   thing or so much as like with that [TS]

00:41:24   iphone is like this is the purpose of [TS]

00:41:26   this device right [TS]

00:41:28   it helps you be healthier it captures [TS]

00:41:32   your thoughts [TS]

00:41:33   it's not here for phone conversations [TS]

00:41:35   it's not here for work [TS]

00:41:37   it's not here for other stuffs like I've [TS]

00:41:39   taken off just a ton of apps on my phone [TS]

00:41:43   yeah and and is really very [TS]

00:41:45   fundamentally changing the very nature [TS]

00:41:47   of how i use my phone like I'm just [TS]

00:41:49   remarkably aware of how little i use it [TS]

00:41:51   except for just a couple things now so i [TS]

00:41:54   have i've noticed this in myself [TS]

00:41:56   recently and i think i need to all will [TS]

00:41:59   make changes that good you do but as the [TS]

00:42:01   devices that i'm using to get my work [TS]

00:42:03   done is changing my phone is becoming [TS]

00:42:05   less and less important so my iphone now [TS]

00:42:08   all basically serves a couple of [TS]

00:42:10   different functions it is the device a [TS]

00:42:12   check in the morning and at night like [TS]

00:42:14   it's just the large device because it's [TS]

00:42:16   the smallest mom it is capture device [TS]

00:42:19   four tasks and things like that and [TS]

00:42:21   notes it's the device I use when I'm out [TS]

00:42:25   and about and it's the device i play [TS]

00:42:27   games on which is so fundamentally [TS]

00:42:29   different to me because for a long time [TS]

00:42:31   my iphone was my most important computer [TS]

00:42:34   and it's becoming less and less so as my [TS]

00:42:37   ipad is becoming increasingly important [TS]

00:42:40   that when when when we first met and got [TS]

00:42:44   to know each other [TS]

00:42:45   I remember how you were basically [TS]

00:42:47   running all of what would become relay [TS]

00:42:50   off of your phone [TS]

00:42:51   yeah like you're here if it was [TS]

00:42:52   remarkable how much business work and [TS]

00:42:55   everything you were doing on your phone [TS]

00:42:57   and and that's one of the reasons why [TS]

00:42:58   you were the biggest and strongest [TS]

00:43:00   proponents of the six plus when it first [TS]

00:43:03   came out [TS]

00:43:03   uh-huh because for you like that may [TS]

00:43:05   just a huge huge huge difference and i [TS]

00:43:09   eventually converted to that because i [TS]

00:43:11   also had this idea like I'm going to be [TS]

00:43:13   doing a lot of work on my phone this [TS]

00:43:14   exercise is big and it's nice but i am [TS]

00:43:16   also aware that that since i have made [TS]

00:43:18   this this transition much more strongly [TS]

00:43:20   into iOS that interestingly my phone is [TS]

00:43:24   becoming less important as the ipad is [TS]

00:43:27   becoming my primary computer and and I i [TS]

00:43:30   think i can barely say that my ipad is [TS]

00:43:32   my primary computer at this point do you [TS]

00:43:34   think that something like the iphone SE [TS]

00:43:36   would be better for you i am hugely [TS]

00:43:38   tempted by by the SE precisely because [TS]

00:43:40   of this because if it's just a device [TS]

00:43:43   that you need to track stuff and maybe [TS]

00:43:46   capture some thoughts it makes sense for [TS]

00:43:48   it to be as small as possible i think [TS]

00:43:50   yeah especially if you're running with [TS]

00:43:51   you run with you for I do run with the [TS]

00:43:53   file you need the essay man like i know [TS]

00:43:56   i know the it's it's really interesting [TS]

00:44:00   the the calculus of how this has changed [TS]

00:44:02   that as I have radically increased use [TS]

00:44:04   of my phone this size of it has become [TS]

00:44:07   more and more annoying [TS]

00:44:08   yeah yeah i mean let's see i am a big [TS]

00:44:11   I'm the proponent of the six plus right [TS]

00:44:13   like and I still on because whenever i [TS]

00:44:16   want to do something on my phone I want [TS]

00:44:18   it to be as big as possible because i'm [TS]

00:44:20   still doing those types [TS]

00:44:21   of work on it by just use it less and [TS]

00:44:23   less but for what you're using your [TS]

00:44:27   phone for it makes less sense for it to [TS]

00:44:30   be the size that is it actually would [TS]

00:44:32   make it cumbersome and in that regard I [TS]

00:44:34   think which is why for example I would [TS]

00:44:36   never recommend the six plus 14x doesn't [TS]

00:44:38   make any sense of her because it's like [TS]

00:44:40   the size of a head right right [TS]

00:44:43   it's an interest it's an interesting [TS]

00:44:44   transition and I am totally aware of [TS]

00:44:46   this that like I look at the size is [TS]

00:44:47   becoming more of an annoyance as I'm not [TS]

00:44:49   getting the reward for having the larger [TS]

00:44:51   size so all of this this whole big like [TS]

00:44:55   here is the context for these three [TS]

00:44:57   devices is my my trying to lead up to [TS]

00:45:01   the first image that i showed you which [TS]

00:45:04   is of the baby pro how I have nothing on [TS]

00:45:07   the screen there because the baby pro is [TS]

00:45:12   this funny device for me now that has to [TS]

00:45:15   serve multiple purposes yes so here's [TS]

00:45:18   where I'm thinking about for listening [TS]

00:45:20   to what you just said and see if I can [TS]

00:45:21   follow along from that those devices [TS]

00:45:24   will seem to have a purpose and their [TS]

00:45:25   bill drug that when i look at this small [TS]

00:45:28   pro it has no purpose right now it's not [TS]

00:45:32   that it has no purpose but is that it [TS]

00:45:34   needs to serve a variety of purposes [TS]

00:45:37   which means if I if I sit down mrs. [TS]

00:45:41   enough is this might sound a little [TS]

00:45:43   weird but like I did sit down and I [TS]

00:45:45   wrote out by hand trying to think about [TS]

00:45:47   what do I want to use each of the [TS]

00:45:49   devices in my life for okay like what [TS]

00:45:51   like what is the purpose of the mac in [TS]

00:45:54   my life what is the purpose of the phone [TS]

00:45:56   in my life and it's always been a [TS]

00:46:00   guiding principle for me that clear [TS]

00:46:03   boundaries really help with productivity [TS]

00:46:06   and efficiency like laser sharp [TS]

00:46:10   boundaries of what is this for and what [TS]

00:46:12   is that for our I find extraordinarily [TS]

00:46:15   helpful [TS]

00:46:16   mhm and so one of the things that has [TS]

00:46:17   been a problem for meez where do i get [TS]

00:46:21   messages from people and like I said on [TS]

00:46:24   my experience was I thought that I [TS]

00:46:26   really wanted that to be the phone but [TS]

00:46:28   the the practical result of that was I [TS]

00:46:30   actually just kind of procrastinated on [TS]

00:46:32   getting back to people because I felt [TS]

00:46:33   this constant low [TS]

00:46:34   level anxiety from my phone just like I [TS]

00:46:36   just don't want to deal with this like [TS]

00:46:37   someone just message me I'll look at it [TS]

00:46:38   later but I really well right and so [TS]

00:46:41   that ok so the phone is not the place [TS]

00:46:42   for this training about where do I want [TS]

00:46:45   this to be a nice thing like is the mac [TS]

00:46:46   the place that I get messages from [TS]

00:46:48   people but then the problem with that [TS]

00:46:49   was also like well I don't really use my [TS]

00:46:52   Mac that much anymore i respond to [TS]

00:46:54   messages once a week but but that was [TS]

00:46:57   what I kind of realized i had sort of [TS]

00:46:59   setup my mac so that like I would always [TS]

00:47:00   see badges from slack on my mac but I [TS]

00:47:03   realize like I now with a whole bunch of [TS]

00:47:06   the changes that i have made in my life [TS]

00:47:07   I am pretty much only sitting in front [TS]

00:47:09   of my mac yet like once a week at most [TS]

00:47:12   right then depending on like how podcast [TS]

00:47:14   schedules go sometimes not even that [TS]

00:47:15   much was like okay well this isn't this [TS]

00:47:18   isn't practical and so by defining what [TS]

00:47:20   everything else was I was kind of left [TS]

00:47:23   with the phone is with me all the time [TS]

00:47:25   but I don't want to use it for messages [TS]

00:47:26   my ipad pro is my dedicated writing [TS]

00:47:29   device and it lives in my office where [TS]

00:47:31   it's mounted as a big screen that is [TS]

00:47:33   hugely valuable to me [TS]

00:47:36   the mini a i just used for books and the [TS]

00:47:38   whole purpose of it is to be relaxing [TS]

00:47:40   and I was like okay well i'm left with [TS]

00:47:42   one thing which is that I have an ipad [TS]

00:47:46   that i often use on the couch when i'm [TS]

00:47:49   just sitting around and that i would [TS]

00:47:52   sometimes use for administrative tasks [TS]

00:47:55   like light email and things so this [TS]

00:47:58   previously was an ipad air 2 but now any [TS]

00:48:00   ipad without pen support is dead to me [TS]

00:48:02   so I immediately got the baby pro for [TS]

00:48:05   RSI reasons and I thought okay what i am [TS]

00:48:08   going to try now is that this [TS]

00:48:11   miscellaneous ipad is the place where if [TS]

00:48:15   people send me messages here is where I [TS]

00:48:18   receive them that by picking up this [TS]

00:48:21   ipad i am implicitly telling my brain [TS]

00:48:23   like I am open to the outside world now [TS]

00:48:27   that's what I'm trying to work on and [TS]

00:48:30   and to setup and what i have done so far [TS]

00:48:32   which has I mean this has just been a [TS]

00:48:35   couple days and i was playing around [TS]

00:48:37   with the earlier ipad air about this but [TS]

00:48:39   what I have tried to do is to funnel [TS]

00:48:41   everything through Notification Center [TS]

00:48:43   on this ipad which is the thing I've [TS]

00:48:45   never really used before I could never [TS]

00:48:47   not much use for it but what I want to [TS]

00:48:49   be able to do is pull down Notification [TS]

00:48:51   Center and just see what are the things [TS]

00:48:54   that people need from me in one place [TS]

00:48:58   what our email messages from VIPs are [TS]

00:49:01   what our messages from slack and work [TS]

00:49:04   through it this way and so I don't again [TS]

00:49:08   with all of these things I just like to [TS]

00:49:09   try out different stuff and see how it [TS]

00:49:11   works [TS]

00:49:12   I think this is going to work very well [TS]

00:49:14   for me but I I just like with the office [TS]

00:49:17   but i have to see is over time how does [TS]

00:49:19   this hold up but at least right now i [TS]

00:49:21   think i have a much more workable much [TS]

00:49:24   more clear sense of what do I want to [TS]

00:49:28   use things for and so in my own work [TS]

00:49:31   cycle don't in the run-up to a video for [TS]

00:49:34   example i tend to ignore a lot of [TS]

00:49:37   administrative email message tasks from [TS]

00:49:39   people as you well know like people in [TS]

00:49:42   my life know that it's looking about [TS]

00:49:43   people in my life can basically figure [TS]

00:49:47   out when a video is shortly coming [TS]

00:49:48   because they realize that I just drop [TS]

00:49:50   off the radar for a couple of weeks yeah [TS]

00:49:51   but then we also know when it's nearly [TS]

00:49:54   out because racket so chatty [TS]

00:49:57   yeah but never chatted about work stuff [TS]

00:49:59   just gently just like hey did you know [TS]

00:50:02   ya audience the message are talking [TS]

00:50:04   talking but yeah so so yesterday I was [TS]

00:50:08   trying to clear a bunch of [TS]

00:50:10   administrative stuff and I was working [TS]

00:50:13   through on this baby pro and I took it [TS]

00:50:15   out and I had the keyboard external [TS]

00:50:16   keyboard within the pencil and I was [TS]

00:50:17   like okay this to me [TS]

00:50:19   kind of feels right that I can take this [TS]

00:50:22   smaller device out to some place like a [TS]

00:50:27   coffee shop and growing through a bunch [TS]

00:50:30   of administrative work and then leave [TS]

00:50:33   and and be done with that there and and [TS]

00:50:35   I i think this is this is going to work [TS]

00:50:37   out the one the one little wrinkle in [TS]

00:50:41   this is i'm not quite sure because this [TS]

00:50:45   will end up being like an all-purpose [TS]

00:50:46   ipad like I'm a little bit concerned [TS]

00:50:49   about some of my other use of it like Oh [TS]

00:50:51   what I want to do when I'm just relaxing [TS]

00:50:52   like playing a game or something like I [TS]

00:50:53   don't [TS]

00:50:54   this will be that ipad for that as well [TS]

00:50:56   so I that's my one little wrinkle on [TS]

00:50:59   this right now but for the [TS]

00:51:00   moment I feel like I'm pretty happy with [TS]

00:51:03   my physical working set up in a way that [TS]

00:51:06   i haven't been for a long time because [TS]

00:51:09   I've really come to terms with this idea [TS]

00:51:11   that like the mac is just used for a few [TS]

00:51:13   specific tasks stop trying to pretend [TS]

00:51:15   like you're super productive on it [TS]

00:51:17   you're not [TS]

00:51:18   and here's what you're going to do with [TS]

00:51:20   these other other various devices so [TS]

00:51:23   that's that's the whole big story behind [TS]

00:51:25   these home screens so I think maybe [TS]

00:51:29   eventually this this ipad hear that you [TS]

00:51:34   to show me will maybe end up looking a [TS]

00:51:36   little bit more like my ipad oh yeah [TS]

00:51:39   well because it will become more [TS]

00:51:41   multi-purpose you'll have more and more [TS]

00:51:43   things on it right yeah I don't have [TS]

00:51:45   other icons on the desktop because it is [TS]

00:51:47   multi-purpose as in when i was playing [TS]

00:51:50   around with the setup i originally [TS]

00:51:51   thought oh let me pull out all of the [TS]

00:51:52   apps that i might receive notifications [TS]

00:51:54   for and put them on the front but then [TS]

00:51:56   that to me was like i don't know i don't [TS]

00:51:57   like this at all because they're just [TS]

00:51:58   looking at it there's a feeling of [TS]

00:52:00   obligation here and what I want instead [TS]

00:52:03   is that this is the only ipad where apps [TS]

00:52:06   are allowed to have badges and so what [TS]

00:52:08   will happen is on that little folder a [TS]

00:52:11   badge will appear if there's a [TS]

00:52:13   notification one of those apps and then [TS]

00:52:15   I swipe down on notification center and [TS]

00:52:17   can tap on exactly what it is and it [TS]

00:52:19   just brings me right to the apt to reply [TS]

00:52:21   about whatever [TS]

00:52:21   ok so will be more stuff on it but it [TS]

00:52:23   will still be controlled as to how it [TS]

00:52:25   looks [TS]

00:52:26   yeah i think i might leave it control to [TS]

00:52:28   the way that it looks because i'm also [TS]

00:52:30   thinking like I was relaxing and playing [TS]

00:52:33   for example like XCOM on this ipad with [TS]

00:52:35   a with a pencil while I was sitting on [TS]

00:52:38   the couch right like that's the one [TS]

00:52:39   place where i'm like i need to figure [TS]

00:52:40   out exactly how this is going to work [TS]

00:52:42   like will I put it into do not disturb [TS]

00:52:44   after a certain period of time like I [TS]

00:52:46   haven't figured out precisely what those [TS]

00:52:48   wrinkles are yet but because i'm using [TS]

00:52:52   it for many things I don't want to have [TS]

00:52:54   it set up so it's like oh I have a bunch [TS]

00:52:55   of game icons on here because then if i [TS]

00:52:58   take it to go do some administrative [TS]

00:53:00   work my brains going to be like yeah but [TS]

00:53:01   XCOM looks more fun and I don't want a [TS]

00:53:04   bunch of work icons on here because then [TS]

00:53:08   that creates this feeling of obligation [TS]

00:53:09   so that that's why this is the one [TS]

00:53:11   that's the funny one and that's why it [TS]

00:53:13   said [TS]

00:53:14   in a particular way of like I'm trying [TS]

00:53:15   to keep it more neutral about what is [TS]

00:53:17   the purpose of this device in my life [TS]

00:53:20   ok one of the things I don't know just [TS]

00:53:23   annoys the right word but one of the [TS]

00:53:26   things about you is frustrates me that I [TS]

00:53:30   see these things and I look crazy and by [TS]

00:53:32   the time you're done [TS]

00:53:33   they start to make sense si si that's a [TS]

00:53:36   that's exactly what everybody thinks all [TS]

00:53:38   you lunatic but if I can explain myself [TS]

00:53:40   I think it comes off sounding perfectly [TS]

00:53:42   reasonable i picked up my hair to [TS]

00:53:45   yesterday but I haven't for a long time [TS]

00:53:47   mhm and it's I want to play it a little [TS]

00:53:51   bit more [TS]

00:53:52   yeah but you were you thinking what are [TS]

00:53:53   you thinking so that size is great for [TS]

00:53:59   different reasons like it's really like [TS]

00:54:01   it's really portable I can hold it [TS]

00:54:03   really easily both hands it has a split [TS]

00:54:04   keyboard which the big Pro doesn't have [TS]

00:54:07   a very nice which is great but what it [TS]

00:54:11   what it lacks is the multitasking isn't [TS]

00:54:14   as good as it is on the big ipad so I [TS]

00:54:18   just want to play with a little bit more [TS]

00:54:19   because so I am I have been for many [TS]

00:54:24   years of multiple Mac person everyone [TS]

00:54:27   that I know is a multiple Mac person [TS]

00:54:29   they have a desktop machine and a laptop [TS]

00:54:31   machine mostly or they have a laptop [TS]

00:54:34   that they plug into a display which you [TS]

00:54:36   know they have our equipment come to [TS]

00:54:38   make it a jewel experience right big and [TS]

00:54:42   small when the ipad pro came out [TS]

00:54:46   that's what with me and Federico were [TS]

00:54:49   talking a lot i'm connected and I [TS]

00:54:50   thought he was going to do that big I've [TS]

00:54:52   had some white pad for the same reason [TS]

00:54:54   that you have big ipad the work on home [TS]

00:54:57   you have the small ipad for tories and [TS]

00:54:59   take outside he said he wouldn't do that [TS]

00:55:02   with and now that this is out he's still [TS]

00:55:04   saying he's not interested in that but [TS]

00:55:06   now i'm getting interested in that [TS]

00:55:08   comparison is again when I talk to [TS]

00:55:11   people about having multiple iPads for [TS]

00:55:13   multiple purposes people think I'm a [TS]

00:55:14   lunatic but i think that this is the [TS]

00:55:16   same thing like but tons of working [TS]

00:55:18   professionals have multiple computers [TS]

00:55:20   for multiple reasons yes it is [TS]

00:55:23   is this all that different like I don't [TS]

00:55:24   think it is and in entirely unexpected [TS]

00:55:27   to me like I would not have predicted [TS]

00:55:29   the way that I ended up using my pro but [TS]

00:55:31   I realized so fast like oh you know what [TS]

00:55:34   my pro is it is my desktop computer at [TS]

00:55:37   my office like it just so naturally fell [TS]

00:55:41   into that role i'm almost immediately [TS]

00:55:44   that I guess and now my this the baby [TS]

00:55:47   pro like this is the version of of my [TS]

00:55:49   laptop I still think there's a weird way [TS]

00:55:51   that people think about ipads and I i am [TS]

00:55:54   i'm still trying to sell this version of [TS]

00:55:56   like no no they like digital pieces of [TS]

00:55:58   paper you know and they're going in this [TS]

00:56:01   direction that the reason you can't do [TS]

00:56:02   it is that there are so many people that [TS]

00:56:04   believe you cannot do work on them like [TS]

00:56:06   I watched a review of the 9.7 by joanna [TS]

00:56:11   stern the wall street journal and she's [TS]

00:56:13   talking about the differences between an [TS]

00:56:16   ipad and a pc in her review because [TS]

00:56:19   that's how Apple is now pitching it's [TS]

00:56:21   like a pc replacement and she's saying [TS]

00:56:23   good things and the bad things like how [TS]

00:56:24   pcs a cheaper and you can you know what [TS]

00:56:27   manage windows on the mac and cheese [TS]

00:56:28   makers a really good points about the [TS]

00:56:30   differences for some people and then [TS]

00:56:32   right at the end she makes a comment [TS]

00:56:34   about how you can't do real work on an [TS]

00:56:37   iPad and I nearly like just flip the [TS]

00:56:40   table over because the review was good [TS]

00:56:45   and she was making some really good [TS]

00:56:46   points but then at the end showed a bias [TS]

00:56:49   who because you can and I do every [TS]

00:56:54   single day and it's getting closer and [TS]

00:56:57   closer now to the point where I could do [TS]

00:57:00   one hundred percent i could record and [TS]

00:57:03   edit I genuinely believe now that by [TS]

00:57:07   this time next year I could if I wanted [TS]

00:57:09   to do everything on my ipod yeah i think [TS]

00:57:14   that is going to be changes in iOS 10 to [TS]

00:57:16   put more audio stuff in em and then I [TS]

00:57:20   could do it but so that's why i think [TS]

00:57:22   it's an issue trying to explain this [TS]

00:57:24   stuff to some people because they [TS]

00:57:25   believe and they have a prejudiced [TS]

00:57:27   against work on the ipad and I don't [TS]

00:57:29   know why it's there i have some theories [TS]

00:57:31   but it's is basically becoming like a [TS]

00:57:35   mac pc war again [TS]

00:57:36   yeah yeah it does it does kind of have [TS]

00:57:38   that flavor to it [TS]

00:57:40   of people of people picking sides in a [TS]

00:57:42   way and i mean it's it's it's just so [TS]

00:57:45   interesting because i am really aware [TS]

00:57:46   that we may talk about you know I was [TS]

00:57:50   working on my computer quite a lot [TS]

00:57:51   recently and I just kept thinking like [TS]

00:57:53   mad the only reason I am doing all of [TS]

00:57:56   this animation work on my mac is because [TS]

00:57:59   there isn't yet a vector program that I [TS]

00:58:03   can use to my satisfaction on the ipad 4 [TS]

00:58:06   for illustrating and for drawing like [TS]

00:58:07   there's a couple of things that sort of [TS]

00:58:09   come close but none of them quite meet [TS]

00:58:11   what i'm looking for like we're all [TS]

00:58:13   waiting adobe for you to put illustrator [TS]

00:58:15   at the full version on the ipad like we [TS]

00:58:17   know what's becoming like someday [TS]

00:58:19   they're going to do it and the the day [TS]

00:58:22   that adobe or some other company puts a [TS]

00:58:24   real full vector drawing app on the iPad [TS]

00:58:27   which seems inevitable is like man my [TS]

00:58:30   mac has suddenly become essentially just [TS]

00:58:34   the podcasting machine and then that is [TS]

00:58:36   also being attacked as a problem to be [TS]

00:58:39   solved as well it's like I can easily [TS]

00:58:41   see a future where I i have a mac but [TS]

00:58:45   essentially don't ever use it anymore [TS]

00:58:46   but but that that to me feeds into this [TS]

00:58:51   what other people think of is crazy this [TS]

00:58:53   idea of having different iPads or [TS]

00:58:56   different things and I think the desktop [TS]

00:58:59   pc vs laptop pc is the exact comparison [TS]

00:59:02   like you don't think it's crazy to have [TS]

00:59:04   two computers [TS]

00:59:05   it's not crazy to have two ipads a big [TS]

00:59:08   ipad and a little iPad today's episode [TS]

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01:01:07   really a fan so I'm gonna spend a little [TS]

01:01:10   bit more time with my air to and make a [TS]

01:01:14   decision because like I don't have an [TS]

01:01:17   ipad with a cellular connection who I've [TS]

01:01:21   never done that because i never thought [TS]

01:01:23   it would be that important but it's [TS]

01:01:24   becoming something now where it seems [TS]

01:01:26   more interesting so i could then have a [TS]

01:01:28   smaller ipad the ipad pro 9.7 that has a [TS]

01:01:34   cellular connection and it's one that I [TS]

01:01:35   take with me and it has a keyboard and [TS]

01:01:37   it has a pencil and second to replicate [TS]

01:01:39   experience but in a smaller package [TS]

01:01:41   because there's the weight and size [TS]

01:01:43   difference [TS]

01:01:45   boy do you notice it Wow while while its [TS]

01:01:49   I mean the ipad pro it's kind of crazy [TS]

01:01:52   that it weighs what it does considering [TS]

01:01:54   how big it is but when you pick up [TS]

01:01:56   something like an air it's like this is [TS]

01:01:59   this did I may as well be wheeling my [TS]

01:02:01   ipad pro around a cough with the [TS]

01:02:06   yeah it's it's a huge difference it's no [TS]

01:02:09   guess again it's like it's like wheeling [TS]

01:02:11   around your desktop you see you know [TS]

01:02:13   it's it's the same kind of thing yeah so [TS]

01:02:15   you might be you might be dual wielding [TS]

01:02:17   iPads as well so you you're just you're [TS]

01:02:19   just eventually gonna have the same [TS]

01:02:20   setup as me Mike it's only a matter of [TS]

01:02:22   time you're gonna be putting all your [TS]

01:02:23   you're gonna be puttin no i don't think [TS]

01:02:24   i'm gonna go that extreme you're gonna [TS]

01:02:26   be putting all of your app icons in a [TS]

01:02:28   single folder that's what you're gonna [TS]

01:02:29   be doing [TS]

01:02:30   mmm yeah just like me using the keyboard [TS]

01:02:33   to do command spacebar and type on all [TS]

01:02:36   the app names you never have to touch [TS]

01:02:38   anything on the screen keep it nice and [TS]

01:02:39   fingerprint clean i do that that's [TS]

01:02:41   that's how I launch applications like [TS]

01:02:43   setup was one thing about my ipad home [TS]

01:02:45   screen is I very very rarely ever tap [TS]

01:02:49   those icons are you use because i have [TS]

01:02:52   my keyboard attached constantly i just [TS]

01:02:55   use spotlight to open everything and [TS]

01:02:57   it's mainly through the keyboard command [TS]

01:02:58   that that's why i like what i was trying [TS]

01:03:00   to say before is those icons are much [TS]

01:03:02   more a reminder to me with the devices [TS]

01:03:05   for then shorten has to be pressed so [TS]

01:03:08   that's why I think like just just go all [TS]

01:03:11   the way with this he just go all-in if [TS]

01:03:13   you never press them anyway why have [TS]

01:03:15   them on the screen [TS]

01:03:17   mc1 a life hack my life hack you [TS]

01:03:21   definitely don't you use that word at [TS]

01:03:24   what some of it you know you're hacking [TS]

01:03:26   your life sullied forever it's just it's [TS]

01:03:29   just a terrible word now it's just it's [TS]

01:03:30   gone that's one of those words you've [TS]

01:03:32   just lost that word yet over [TS]

01:03:33   it was good once it was good while it [TS]

01:03:36   lasted but not for long [TS]

01:03:38   there's something we need to address [TS]

01:03:39   about your devices [TS]

01:03:41   this is a this is a big big controversy [TS]

01:03:44   so yes Mike big controversy you teased [TS]

01:03:50   last time using your jaw that there was [TS]

01:03:55   a a notable change on the home screen of [TS]

01:03:58   all of my devices which is that the dock [TS]

01:04:02   which of course is the primary golden [TS]

01:04:04   spot for apps i have always had three [TS]

01:04:08   apps there [TS]

01:04:09   I've always had notes I've always had [TS]

01:04:11   launched Center pro and i have had [TS]

01:04:15   my to-do application and that has been [TS]

01:04:19   for most of my iOS life that has been [TS]

01:04:24   OmniFocus though previously when I got [TS]

01:04:28   my very first iPad touch back in the day [TS]

01:04:30   as my first iOS device that slot was [TS]

01:04:33   remember the milk which was I loved the [TS]

01:04:35   time but is is a specs now [TS]

01:04:38   stephen has this love for remember the [TS]

01:04:40   milk I have nothing but disdain for it [TS]

01:04:45   to everything about everything about it [TS]

01:04:48   the name the icon the whole philosophy [TS]

01:04:50   it's this weekend we can get started on [TS]

01:04:54   this because I think remember the milk [TS]

01:04:55   does have have some very interesting [TS]

01:04:56   killer features but we can't get into [TS]

01:04:58   this right now [TS]

01:04:59   oh but that's like otherwise we'll be [TS]

01:05:00   here forever and we're already going [TS]

01:05:02   super long so we can't we can't start [TS]

01:05:06   getting into it like let me talk about [TS]

01:05:07   every to-do app that i have ever used [TS]

01:05:09   and all of the things that are good or [TS]

01:05:10   bad about all of them like we can't do [TS]

01:05:11   that right now we gotta narrow the focus [TS]

01:05:12   and so what we're going to narrow the [TS]

01:05:14   focus on is that to do is now the app [TS]

01:05:17   that is taking my slot therefore task [TS]

01:05:21   management and OmniFocus is no longer on [TS]

01:05:26   the devices and this is this has been a [TS]

01:05:30   a big change and and I must say a [TS]

01:05:34   mistake quite a reluctant change on my [TS]

01:05:37   part and spoiler alert still a thing [TS]

01:05:41   that I am deeply unhappy with this was [TS]

01:05:43   just as much as we have talked on this [TS]

01:05:46   show about switching to iOS and doing [TS]

01:05:50   all the work on iOS one of the [TS]

01:05:51   frustrations that i do come across [TS]

01:05:53   sometimes is lack of getting things like [TS]

01:05:57   exactly how you want them to be on iOS [TS]

01:05:59   right [TS]

01:06:00   like many iOS app still have a feeling [TS]

01:06:02   of like back from the pre iOS 7 days of [TS]

01:06:07   we are going to build and happen and we [TS]

01:06:09   are going to make a whole bunch of [TS]

01:06:10   decisions for you about how it's going [TS]

01:06:12   to be and you will just accept it or you [TS]

01:06:15   will not accept it and as iOS continues [TS]

01:06:19   to develop i find that less and less [TS]

01:06:21   tolerable so it's just easier to run [TS]

01:06:24   into problems with ios4 like I can't [TS]

01:06:26   quite get this the way exactly the way I [TS]

01:06:27   wanted [TS]

01:06:28   but because it's hard to dig in and [TS]

01:06:29   tweak it it's harder to dig into tweak [TS]

01:06:32   it you can't run things on your system [TS]

01:06:34   that will change things for you even if [TS]

01:06:36   half authors don't want them to be like [TS]

01:06:38   this there's more limitations are fewer [TS]

01:06:40   ways to work around things and you run [TS]

01:06:41   into that problem sometimes and so I am [TS]

01:06:46   using to do I have switched away from [TS]

01:06:49   from omni but I am I am just in a state [TS]

01:06:52   of deep dissatisfaction with regards to [TS]

01:06:56   task management so i don't know where to [TS]

01:06:58   begin i guess maybe I should talk about [TS]

01:06:59   the story of how I moved away from army [TS]

01:07:03   yet we need to understand why to do was [TS]

01:07:07   a contender and why it was even enough [TS]

01:07:11   but what made it that it was enough that [TS]

01:07:14   you were willing to switch away from one [TS]

01:07:15   focus which you've used for ever [TS]

01:07:18   yeah forever I mean you put you put up [TS]

01:07:20   on the one of the previous shows my [TS]

01:07:22   first posting on the only crew work out [TS]

01:07:24   yeah like years and years ago I like AI [TS]

01:07:26   just wondering about a thing [TS]

01:07:28   so here has been the story with army and [TS]

01:07:30   this this has been a thing that has been [TS]

01:07:31   coming for a year i think actually might [TS]

01:07:34   have been one of the very first [TS]

01:07:35   conversation that you and I had a long [TS]

01:07:36   time ago which was a huge part of my [TS]

01:07:41   workflow is that i use templates for all [TS]

01:07:45   of my projects so just to go to the most [TS]

01:07:49   complicated example whenever I make a [TS]

01:07:52   youtube video i have a template that's [TS]

01:07:54   about 80 items long of everything that [TS]

01:07:57   needs to be done from the moment I have [TS]

01:08:00   an idea for a video through to the final [TS]

01:08:03   promotion on Twitter and etc for that [TS]

01:08:06   video so I like i have recorded every [TS]

01:08:09   step of everything that has to happen in [TS]

01:08:13   order when does it need to happen all of [TS]

01:08:16   this kind of stuff and this is a thing [TS]

01:08:17   that I had been building up and refining [TS]

01:08:19   over years like what is the best process [TS]

01:08:22   what are things that i often forget [TS]

01:08:23   which order is it the most efficient way [TS]

01:08:26   to do things like this is a thing that I [TS]

01:08:27   constantly tweaking about and every time [TS]

01:08:29   I run through a project I think about [TS]

01:08:32   like is this the best way to do it is [TS]

01:08:33   there anything that needs to be changed [TS]

01:08:34   for the next time i do it and this is [TS]

01:08:37   the kind of thing with my working life [TS]

01:08:38   that I think is super important [TS]

01:08:40   of externalizing and formalizing what it [TS]

01:08:44   is that you are doing which then allows [TS]

01:08:46   you to think about how you work and how [TS]

01:08:49   to change and improve how you work so I [TS]

01:08:52   do it for the videos i do it for hello [TS]

01:08:55   Internet podcast i do it for cortex i [TS]

01:08:58   have templates for business reviews that [TS]

01:09:01   I do I have templates for managing my [TS]

01:09:03   finances essentially at this stage there [TS]

01:09:07   are very few things now in my system [TS]

01:09:10   which are not template-based like there [TS]

01:09:12   are very few one-off projects so with [TS]

01:09:15   OmniFocus mm it doesn't have templates [TS]

01:09:19   support right so this is what everyone [TS]

01:09:21   always asks whenever I talk about using [TS]

01:09:22   templates is that there is no template [TS]

01:09:24   stuff built into OmniFocus now what I [TS]

01:09:28   found many many years ago it was that [TS]

01:09:30   there was someone who created a script a [TS]

01:09:34   third-party script that would allow you [TS]

01:09:37   to do some incredibly complicated things [TS]

01:09:39   with OmniFocus in terms of templates so [TS]

01:09:43   it allowed you to create a kind of fake [TS]

01:09:46   project with in OmniFocus where you [TS]

01:09:49   could put in variable names and relative [TS]

01:09:52   dates and set the whole thing up so that [TS]

01:09:55   you could invoke it answer a few [TS]

01:09:58   questions for variables and end dates [TS]

01:10:00   and this script would directly modify [TS]

01:10:04   the OmniFocus database to instantiate [TS]

01:10:08   this template and it was amazing like it [TS]

01:10:11   was it was just great and i was using it [TS]

01:10:13   for years and years and years but [TS]

01:10:15   eventually I think it's about a year ago [TS]

01:10:18   now one of my templates got long enough [TS]

01:10:21   that I ran into a bug where it's like [TS]

01:10:23   okay I have so many items in this [TS]

01:10:24   template that this script is running [TS]

01:10:25   into this funny bug where it doesn't do [TS]

01:10:27   things right at the end so I i created a [TS]

01:10:30   test case and I contacted the author and [TS]

01:10:32   I said hey I ran into this situation [TS]

01:10:34   where this doesn't work right i just [TS]

01:10:35   want to let you know you know for you [TS]

01:10:37   know bug fixes in your script and [TS]

01:10:39   basically the guy wrote back and said [TS]

01:10:40   that he was no longer maintaining the [TS]

01:10:42   script because he personally was no [TS]

01:10:44   longer using OmniFocus and to me that [TS]

01:10:47   was a big like rawr [TS]

01:10:50   it's because [TS]

01:10:51   it's like okay I have a real problem [TS]

01:10:54   here because this is a fundamental part [TS]

01:10:57   of the way that I work and if it is no [TS]

01:11:03   longer being updated I knew ever since [TS]

01:11:05   that day that like the clock was ticking [TS]

01:11:07   because at some point OmniFocus is going [TS]

01:11:11   to update their app so that they changed [TS]

01:11:12   their database format and then this [TS]

01:11:14   thing just doesn't work at all and so I [TS]

01:11:17   i had been keeping my eye out ever since [TS]

01:11:19   then and while while as I as I record [TS]

01:11:24   today like that script still works like [TS]

01:11:28   you can download it and you can still [TS]

01:11:30   run templates just the way that i always [TS]

01:11:31   have but i also ran into the problem of [TS]

01:11:34   like okay but there's only runs on my [TS]

01:11:35   mac and then I don't use my back Mac [TS]

01:11:38   very much anymore and i found myself in [TS]

01:11:40   these weird situations like okay in [TS]

01:11:42   order to create a template i am on my [TS]

01:11:44   iPad VN seeing into my home mac to try [TS]

01:11:49   to run a script on the Mac that's [TS]

01:11:50   exactly what they want any and you just [TS]

01:11:53   did it for a year that's the crazy thing [TS]

01:11:55   to do it is the crazy thing to do but at [TS]

01:11:59   a certain point it goes from just being [TS]

01:12:01   like always in a cool that I can do this [TS]

01:12:02   thing to like this just feels so fragile [TS]

01:12:05   yeah all that said that is like a house [TS]

01:12:09   of cards [TS]

01:12:10   yeah it's there are so many pieces here [TS]

01:12:12   that are just waiting to fall apart [TS]

01:12:14   that's nothing to build a system on that [TS]

01:12:15   you can't you can't get that and the [TS]

01:12:18   other thing that I have to say here [TS]

01:12:19   which is the increasing concern is like [TS]

01:12:20   okay back when I was just managing my [TS]

01:12:23   own stuff relying on something like a [TS]

01:12:27   third-party scripts to do with things [TS]

01:12:28   like it was fine it didn't really matter [TS]

01:12:29   but now it's like my whole business is [TS]

01:12:33   riding on these things going right and [TS]

01:12:36   so like this this becomes just [TS]

01:12:37   unsustainable at a certain point it's [TS]

01:12:39   like it's too important for this to go [TS]

01:12:41   wrong so for the moment we'll just say [TS]

01:12:43   that was the main thing that was was of [TS]

01:12:45   concern to me and so I had been keeping [TS]

01:12:47   my eye out for a long time but like is [TS]

01:12:49   there something else that I can use or [TS]

01:12:50   like what else can I do [TS]

01:12:53   now the problem is that you know many [TS]

01:12:56   apps don't have this kind of template [TS]

01:12:58   like I am aware that I am at the far [TS]

01:13:01   extreme end of users as far as the way I [TS]

01:13:04   matter [TS]

01:13:04   this stuff like I bet if you looked at [TS]

01:13:07   people databases of to do's i might be [TS]

01:13:10   the person in the world who has the [TS]

01:13:13   smallest number of manually enter tasks [TS]

01:13:15   in a to-do list right just because so [TS]

01:13:18   much of my stuff is automatically [TS]

01:13:19   generated through templates so this is [TS]

01:13:22   not like a huge demand in the to do [TS]

01:13:24   world and so basically I was always sol [TS]

01:13:26   whenever looking at anything but [TS]

01:13:28   eventually I came across to do as one of [TS]

01:13:33   the apps and I kept hearing from various [TS]

01:13:35   corners of people saying like Oh to do [TS]

01:13:37   is this really interesting app and I [TS]

01:13:41   never really had time to take a look at [TS]

01:13:43   it until of course the thing that I [TS]

01:13:44   can't stop mentioning where do you think [TS]

01:13:46   I took a look at Mike Hampstead and you [TS]

01:13:49   are correct when I last traveled there I [TS]

01:13:52   thought oh this is a perfectly great [TS]

01:13:54   time to just start messing around with [TS]

01:13:55   something else that's new so I was [TS]

01:13:58   playing around with it for a while and [TS]

01:14:00   basically what I discovered was ok to do [TS]

01:14:04   has a plug-in that works with workflow [TS]

01:14:09   the app that allows you to specify tasks [TS]

01:14:13   and pre-populated with a bunch of data [TS]

01:14:16   oh my god now I ended up creating a [TS]

01:14:19   workflow that has something like for [TS]

01:14:22   nested if statements where I basically [TS]

01:14:26   wrote a little workflow that will take [TS]

01:14:29   formatted data and pre populate a [TS]

01:14:33   template as close as it possibly can get [TS]

01:14:35   it to the way that I want so what I did [TS]

01:14:37   was I wrote out this little script that [TS]

01:14:39   will say okay what is that it will take [TS]

01:14:41   like the task name it'll populate it [TS]

01:14:44   with an arbitrary number of tags will [TS]

01:14:46   ask for it date and it will set items as [TS]

01:14:49   do or starting an arbitrary number of [TS]

01:14:52   days before that date or [TS]

01:14:54   yeah it took a long time to get this to [TS]

01:14:57   work and workflow and I was really [TS]

01:14:58   pushing the edges of what workflow can [TS]

01:15:00   do in so much as once again i ran into a [TS]

01:15:04   bug in workflow that nobody had run into [TS]

01:15:06   before because they hadn't tried to do [TS]

01:15:08   what I do which is iterate over a loop [TS]

01:15:11   70 times so in my voke a workflow now [TS]

01:15:16   it'll bounce back and forth between to [TS]

01:15:18   do and workflow 70 times what I don't [TS]

01:15:22   it's flipping between the apps it's [TS]

01:15:24   flipping between my god don't look at [TS]

01:15:26   that screen [TS]

01:15:27   well it does take a couple minutes to [TS]

01:15:30   actually do right now it just goes loop [TS]

01:15:32   loop loop loop which is really funny [TS]

01:15:34   because this is like Oh has an iOS [TS]

01:15:36   animation evermore slow down a process [TS]

01:15:38   that at this moment like i think not [TS]

01:15:40   write this must be taking a hundred [TS]

01:15:42   thousand times longer than necessary [TS]

01:15:43   simply because iOS want to show you [TS]

01:15:45   what's happening i get iOS I don't [TS]

01:15:47   really need to see this [TS]

01:15:48   have you ever done that in split-screen [TS]

01:15:49   yeah it doesn't work a split screen [TS]

01:15:50   that's a real shame [TS]

01:15:52   it freaks the hell out if you try to win [TS]

01:15:54   split-screen mmm good but key difference [TS]

01:15:57   here is that the workflow developers [TS]

01:16:00   like okay well we'll fix this bug [TS]

01:16:02   because it's like it's actively being [TS]

01:16:03   developed and like okay get and I think [TS]

01:16:06   it's actually already fixed right so [TS]

01:16:07   what like I can run these super long [TS]

01:16:09   loop what I'm going to say next is there [TS]

01:16:11   are some things about OmniFocus that I I [TS]

01:16:13   deeply deeply miss about to do and i [TS]

01:16:18   have many many problems with to do that [TS]

01:16:21   I i tries so hard to restrain myself on [TS]

01:16:25   Twitter from constantly pestering the to [TS]

01:16:27   develop perfect track together like no [TS]

01:16:30   man just hold back right just like keep [TS]

01:16:31   it to yourself only only mentioned one [TS]

01:16:33   or two things like don't mention [TS]

01:16:35   everything that pops into your head [TS]

01:16:37   he's a very nice guy and I think he [TS]

01:16:40   would accept the feedback on a federico [TS]

01:16:42   can be pretty tough on them as well I [TS]

01:16:45   just like I'm just trying so hard to [TS]

01:16:48   just be like a normal human being but I [TS]

01:16:49   could actually write out a list of a [TS]

01:16:51   hundred things that would want done [TS]

01:16:52   differently but I'm not gonna know just [TS]

01:16:54   focus on the one or two things that [TS]

01:16:55   really matter so I said I didn't like [TS]

01:16:57   the icon right we're talking about [TS]

01:16:59   connected the guy sends me an e-mail [TS]

01:17:01   tells me the app is really good to look [TS]

01:17:03   past the icon and gave me a free coffee [TS]

01:17:05   that's very nice [TS]

01:17:06   I was like man you're breaking my heart [TS]

01:17:08   I feel terrible i actually think I used [TS]

01:17:12   to have a problem with the app icon [TS]

01:17:13   until you see the app icon on the mac [TS]

01:17:16   and then I think it totally makes sense [TS]

01:17:17   the icon looks fine on the mac and then [TS]

01:17:20   i can see oh this is what the this is [TS]

01:17:22   what the icon is trying to do on iOS and [TS]

01:17:24   now i'm fine with its circular on the [TS]

01:17:26   mat cream [TS]

01:17:26   yes circulate it works better as a [TS]

01:17:28   circle I don't have any problem with the [TS]

01:17:30   the app icon even though everybody loves [TS]

01:17:31   to complain about it [TS]

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01:18:59   your website providers where space just [TS]

01:19:01   does it all [TS]

01:19:03   they plug into a bunch of other things I [TS]

01:19:04   like being able to plug in MailChimp [TS]

01:19:07   automatically so that people can just [TS]

01:19:08   sign up for my email list right on the [TS]

01:19:10   website that kind of integration it's [TS]

01:19:13   just so nice to not have to think about [TS]

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01:19:38   but so here's the thing like there are [TS]

01:19:41   many things in to do that i find deeply [TS]

01:19:43   frustrating and there are many ways in [TS]

01:19:44   which it just it doesn't work for me the [TS]

01:19:48   way that I wanted to but nonetheless [TS]

01:19:51   when I have to make a decision about [TS]

01:19:53   trade-offs the answer is i would rather [TS]

01:19:57   have I would rather have a system where [TS]

01:20:02   I can trust that this automated creation [TS]

01:20:06   of templates works and is being actively [TS]

01:20:10   developed on as opposed to using a [TS]

01:20:13   system where I feel like there's just a [TS]

01:20:15   ticking time bomb for the day that I [TS]

01:20:16   wake up and it doesn't work and then I'm [TS]

01:20:18   really in trouble so like I would rather [TS]

01:20:21   move and deal with the problems then be [TS]

01:20:27   waiting for something that I don't know [TS]

01:20:29   when it's going to happen and that [TS]

01:20:32   that's the like that's the situation [TS]

01:20:34   that I'm in but man do I i really miss [TS]

01:20:39   some of the ways that OmniFocus works [TS]

01:20:42   and if you will if you will indulge me [TS]

01:20:44   for a moment I will I will mention the [TS]

01:20:46   one the one thing which i would just die [TS]

01:20:49   for into do which is that OmniFocus is [TS]

01:20:54   single best feature that i have seen no [TS]

01:20:57   other apps ever do remotely as well is [TS]

01:21:00   the idea of projects being sequential or [TS]

01:21:05   being parallel so you can say this [TS]

01:21:09   project these things need to happen in [TS]

01:21:11   order and so only show one thing at a [TS]

01:21:16   time from this project because thing to [TS]

01:21:18   can't happen until thing one is complete [TS]

01:21:20   and parallel projects these items can [TS]

01:21:24   happen at the same time they are not [TS]

01:21:25   dependent on each other and even better [TS]

01:21:29   than that [TS]

01:21:30   omnifocus will let you divide that up in [TS]

01:21:32   terms of projects and sub-project [TS]

01:21:34   x so you can say like oh this part of [TS]

01:21:37   the project is sequential this part is [TS]

01:21:39   parallel and like that is a thing at [TS]

01:21:42   four for example that is the thing in my [TS]

01:21:45   template for making YouTube videos i [TS]

01:21:48   could say okay at the start i'm going to [TS]

01:21:51   write a bunch of drafts those drafts all [TS]

01:21:53   have to happen in sequence because I [TS]

01:21:55   can't write draft three until draft too [TS]

01:21:56   so just show me your up to draft to when [TS]

01:22:00   i click done then it says you're up to [TS]

01:22:02   draft three and i click done and when I [TS]

01:22:04   work through a number of drafts there's [TS]

01:22:06   a lot of stuff in the animation phase [TS]

01:22:08   which can happen in parallel right I can [TS]

01:22:11   work on the audio I can work on the [TS]

01:22:14   video i can work on particularly tricky [TS]

01:22:16   sections i can do what i call like rough [TS]

01:22:18   storyboards for some sections there's a [TS]

01:22:20   lot of stuff that doesn't depend on [TS]

01:22:22   earlier things happening so when i get [TS]

01:22:24   to that point automatically OmniFocus [TS]

01:22:27   knows oh yes this part of the project [TS]

01:22:29   now happens in parallel so when he's [TS]

01:22:31   looking at what's the video work that he [TS]

01:22:33   can do he will now see here these three [TS]

01:22:36   parallel things that can happen and then [TS]

01:22:38   once i'm done with that like it can flip [TS]

01:22:39   back over to another sequential section [TS]

01:22:41   it's just amazing like OmniFocus is key [TS]

01:22:44   ability is only show me the things that [TS]

01:22:48   I can do right now and to do has no [TS]

01:22:53   concept of this so when I invoke a [TS]

01:22:56   template into do it just treats all of [TS]

01:22:59   those items like oh they're all [TS]

01:23:00   available right now you can do a hundred [TS]

01:23:02   drafts today [TS]

01:23:03   like now I can't do a hundred draft [TS]

01:23:04   today I don't want to see all of these [TS]

01:23:06   things but there's no way to filter it [TS]

01:23:08   out and say like this is a sequential [TS]

01:23:10   project this is a parallel project and [TS]

01:23:13   that's just it just kills me [TS]

01:23:16   and so even though even though i went to [TS]

01:23:18   Amsterdam back in like whatever was [TS]

01:23:20   January now and i've been using to do [TS]

01:23:22   every day since then I am still [TS]

01:23:25   constantly trying to like fight with it [TS]

01:23:28   and get it to show me things the way I [TS]

01:23:32   want to see them not just show me like a [TS]

01:23:34   thousand items which can't be done at [TS]

01:23:38   this very moment I don't I couldn't live [TS]

01:23:40   like that the way that I am tricking it [TS]

01:23:43   right now is the way that I've done it [TS]

01:23:45   with this template thing is too [TS]

01:23:47   set a huge number of artificial start [TS]

01:23:50   times for projects and again i can only [TS]

01:23:53   this is where like I'm willing to try to [TS]

01:23:55   work with this thing because i can try [TS]

01:23:57   to programmatically fix this so when I [TS]

01:24:00   invoke a template for a writing project [TS]

01:24:03   now I set a date where in theory i [TS]

01:24:06   wanted to be done by this date and then [TS]

01:24:08   the little template goes through and [TS]

01:24:11   sets artificial start dates for every [TS]

01:24:13   single subpart of act so you don't see [TS]

01:24:15   it because you kind of trick in it [TS]

01:24:17   I'm tricking the system but there are [TS]

01:24:18   many many ways in which this doesn't [TS]

01:24:20   work you know it doesn't work if you get [TS]

01:24:22   ahead [TS]

01:24:23   it doesn't work very well if you fall [TS]

01:24:24   behind yet it's fragile but the thing is [TS]

01:24:27   because it's automated worse comes to [TS]

01:24:31   worse if the if the due date gets really [TS]

01:24:33   off i can just delete the whole project [TS]

01:24:34   and reinvent the template with a [TS]

01:24:36   different date right so i can like try [TS]

01:24:38   to trick it [TS]

01:24:39   yeah but it's it's hugely frustrating to [TS]

01:24:42   not have that notion of parallel and and [TS]

01:24:46   sequential but yeah so this is this is [TS]

01:24:49   the thing like I a to-do app is such a [TS]

01:24:53   fundamental part of the way I work like [TS]

01:24:56   I run everything through this [TS]

01:24:58   yep and it's it's frustrating to be [TS]

01:25:00   faced with what i view as a really deep [TS]

01:25:04   trade-off between two different things [TS]

01:25:07   like you can have automation but you [TS]

01:25:09   can't have available only or you can [TS]

01:25:12   have available only but you can't have [TS]

01:25:14   automation and it's like well between [TS]

01:25:19   those two it's like pick your poison and [TS]

01:25:21   i have i have picked the poison but i'm [TS]

01:25:23   not i'm not happy about it i have i use [TS]

01:25:28   only focus very basically don't use [TS]

01:25:31   projects is context my i use it as a [TS]

01:25:35   glorified to-do list essentially who but [TS]

01:25:39   because of that I have very simple but [TS]

01:25:44   fundamental ways that to-do app needs to [TS]

01:25:48   work for me and I've not spent a bunch [TS]

01:25:51   of time in to do but every app that i [TS]

01:25:55   have tried so dismayed to do may do it i [TS]

01:25:57   just haven't looked [TS]

01:25:58   it every app that i have tried does [TS]

01:26:01   something that I don't like in a way [TS]

01:26:03   that means i cannot use it like I tried [TS]

01:26:06   to use todoist for a while [TS]

01:26:08   yeah and its way of setting like [TS]

01:26:11   reminders and notifications is [TS]

01:26:12   mind-boggling [TS]

01:26:14   and I'm just not accepting that like as [TS]

01:26:17   a thing like the OmniFocus forecast [TS]

01:26:20   function one of the best things in the [TS]

01:26:22   on the planet [TS]

01:26:24   you know the idea that i can get just a [TS]

01:26:25   glance i can look alander and see how [TS]

01:26:28   busy I'm going to be and then dig in and [TS]

01:26:31   move things around and really get an [TS]

01:26:33   idea of what my week's gonna look like [TS]

01:26:35   just based on my tasks and the numbers [TS]

01:26:38   and i can now I'm like I know what a [TS]

01:26:41   busy day is by the number and I know how [TS]

01:26:44   I couldn't adjust it by the numbers [TS]

01:26:46   right rite aid that for me is just like [TS]

01:26:49   if you don't have that like I'm just not [TS]

01:26:51   i just can't I can't go to you because i [TS]

01:26:54   am now so deeply embedded in that system [TS]

01:26:57   and the way that works for me that if [TS]

01:27:00   it's not exactly like this I can't do it [TS]

01:27:03   but my needs are so much more simple [TS]

01:27:04   than yours but there's still [TS]

01:27:06   fundamentally the same ideas like if you [TS]

01:27:08   don't do it the way that I need it I [TS]

01:27:09   just can't use it yet but this is where [TS]

01:27:12   I've always thought that to-do apps and [TS]

01:27:17   email apps are two examples of the clear [TS]

01:27:21   area of where there is an infinite [TS]

01:27:23   market demand for these things [TS]

01:27:24   yep because people just have their own [TS]

01:27:27   particularly picky ways that they want [TS]

01:27:29   stuff done [TS]

01:27:30   yep and i have played with every to-do [TS]

01:27:33   app ever that is no exaggeration every [TS]

01:27:36   to do happen existence i have bought and [TS]

01:27:37   tried and like it's a remarkable how [TS]

01:27:41   quickly you can come across something [TS]

01:27:42   like this is just a total deal breaker [TS]

01:27:44   like I cannot I cannot work with this [TS]

01:27:46   and in the whole world of to-do apps is [TS]

01:27:50   like there are only three that i can [TS]

01:27:53   recommend with a clear conscience to [TS]

01:27:55   people based on what their needs are and [TS]

01:27:57   it's like to do [TS]

01:27:58   omnifocus and clear and those the ones [TS]

01:28:01   that i will recommend to people that [TS]

01:28:02   when they ask me for advice and it's [TS]

01:28:03   like okay i'll try to get a sense of [TS]

01:28:04   like what are you looking for what do [TS]

01:28:06   you need and let's talk about this and [TS]

01:28:07   it's like a well-to-do is on one end of [TS]

01:28:09   the spectrum of like super super [TS]

01:28:11   complicated [TS]

01:28:12   omni's on this closer on that end of [TS]

01:28:14   that spectrum like power user kind of [TS]

01:28:16   thing and then clear is like you just [TS]

01:28:19   want a list of things this is probably [TS]

01:28:20   the best one that you're going to use I [TS]

01:28:22   agreed that but I have one more have to [TS]

01:28:24   throw in which is due which is just like [TS]

01:28:26   do you need to know about something a [TS]

01:28:28   specific time due to me falls into the [TS]

01:28:30   category of timers I don't really think [TS]

01:28:32   of it as a to-do app yeah it does have [TS]

01:28:34   it does have to do [TS]

01:28:36   lighters function yeah so i recommend [TS]

01:28:38   that as a timer app is the way it is in [TS]

01:28:40   my jacket I but the number of apps that [TS]

01:28:43   i have tried I mean it's gonna be like [TS]

01:28:44   hundreds he felt against including like [TS]

01:28:46   web services and everything over you [TS]

01:28:50   know 15 years of of playing around with [TS]

01:28:52   this stuff going all the way back to the [TS]

01:28:54   Palm Pilot where i was using to do [TS]

01:28:55   absence of various sorts so it's like [TS]

01:28:59   anybody who ever wants to develop it to [TS]

01:29:01   do app please do so like there is always [TS]

01:29:03   room for more of these like you can [TS]

01:29:05   always have more icons with checkboxes [TS]

01:29:07   in the app store but never it'll never [TS]

01:29:09   be tired the very worst thing about [TS]

01:29:11   trying to swap is how do you move your [TS]

01:29:14   tasks [TS]

01:29:15   yeah that's now there is an export [TS]

01:29:18   function just to do allow you to import [TS]

01:29:20   like OmniFocus has an export I don't [TS]

01:29:24   know because my my feeling with that as [TS]

01:29:26   I I don't want to use those things [TS]

01:29:28   because whenever i have switched to do [TS]

01:29:32   apps what I have gone through now has [TS]

01:29:34   always been the case of you need to [TS]

01:29:36   somewhat align your brain with the way [TS]

01:29:39   this app thinks you need to use it and [TS]

01:29:42   if you just try to do is straight import [TS]

01:29:44   it doesn't work as well so so I've I had [TS]

01:29:48   like a transition period where i was [TS]

01:29:49   keeping an eye on OmniFocus to see about [TS]

01:29:51   like things that pop up and I was going [TS]

01:29:53   through and taking a look at stuff but i [TS]

01:29:55   have to refigure out how to do works and [TS]

01:29:58   to do has has it has a very complicated [TS]

01:30:02   hierarchy of of stuff and it [TS]

01:30:06   fundamentally if you just try to move [TS]

01:30:08   straight from OmniFocus to do like [TS]

01:30:10   you're gonna have a bad time you need to [TS]

01:30:12   seriously rethink the way this works [TS]

01:30:14   right [TS]

01:30:15   you need to understand this language [TS]

01:30:17   basically yeah it took me a very long [TS]

01:30:19   time to even have any kind of basic [TS]

01:30:22   functional set up into do [TS]

01:30:24   because i was i was just just not [TS]

01:30:27   thinking about it the way the developer [TS]

01:30:29   was thinking about it like okay and now [TS]

01:30:31   I have this whole thing which works like [TS]

01:30:32   okay I understand this idea of smart [TS]

01:30:34   list i understand groups and projects [TS]

01:30:36   and tasks and like the way they have it [TS]

01:30:38   all set up in their brands like okay [TS]

01:30:39   fine and um I can do stuff now but the [TS]

01:30:42   question is just can I actually get it [TS]

01:30:43   set up exactly the way I wanted the [TS]

01:30:45   answer is fundamentally know because the [TS]

01:30:47   app doesn't have an understanding of [TS]

01:30:48   sequential in parallel projects and like [TS]

01:30:50   without that even the smartest cleverest [TS]

01:30:53   automation in the world like it's a [TS]

01:30:54   problem it just can't solve if you told [TS]

01:30:57   to develop this you should you're [TS]

01:30:58   feeling you get that this visit was my [TS]

01:31:01   this was my one thing on Twitter that I [TS]

01:31:03   was like if i could if i can try to sell [TS]

01:31:05   him on a single thing this is the thing [TS]

01:31:08   i'm going to try to sell him on it was [TS]

01:31:09   trying to be super gentle but like that [TS]

01:31:11   is the one thing that would make the [TS]

01:31:14   biggest difference right so that that's [TS]

01:31:16   what I was trying to push for you wanna [TS]

01:31:17   told Erica to him right now and now I've [TS]

01:31:20   already spoken everybody's okay you've [TS]

01:31:21   already had the actual diary [TS]

01:31:22   conversation we've already had the [TS]

01:31:24   actual direct conversation so that [TS]

01:31:25   that's the big thing like I said there [TS]

01:31:27   are there are there are things i totally [TS]

01:31:30   love about to do and one of which is it [TS]

01:31:33   has reminders in the same way that the [TS]

01:31:36   do ab we were just discussing does where [TS]

01:31:39   you can set it to like repeatedly bug [TS]

01:31:41   you about a thing on an hourly basis [TS]

01:31:43   until you have done it so that's amazing [TS]

01:31:45   it is that feature is so great right [TS]

01:31:48   because that is the best part of the do [TS]

01:31:51   timer is I want you to not just be a [TS]

01:31:53   timer [TS]

01:31:54   I want you to be a timer that constantly [TS]

01:31:55   reminds me about a thing [TS]

01:31:57   yeah like it's just that is really nice [TS]

01:32:00   to be able to pick some items to say [TS]

01:32:01   like bug me every hour until I say yes [TS]

01:32:03   this thing was done [TS]

01:32:04   look at me going straight to the [TS]

01:32:06   absolute it if you try do i will be [TS]

01:32:12   genuinely curious about your onboarding [TS]

01:32:14   experience because i think it again i am [TS]

01:32:17   coming at it from this bad position if [TS]

01:32:18   I'm trying to reproduce a thing I i [TS]

01:32:21   imagine that the onboarding experience [TS]

01:32:24   for anyone to do is quite complicated [TS]

01:32:26   like what do I what do i do like how is [TS]

01:32:29   this supposed to work and it actually [TS]

01:32:31   does remind me the most of [TS]

01:32:33   amber the milk in some ways where [TS]

01:32:35   remember the milk is entirely this [TS]

01:32:37   search based algorithm of like you build [TS]

01:32:41   searches just so show what you want and [TS]

01:32:44   the app itself has a very basic concept [TS]

01:32:46   of of lists but the other big thing that [TS]

01:32:48   I will say in favor of to do which has [TS]

01:32:52   been my my longtime frustration with [TS]

01:32:56   OmniFocus but I can understand why they [TS]

01:32:58   do it is to do allows you to have [TS]

01:33:02   multiple tags associated with the task [TS]

01:33:07   OmniFocus is a software implementation [TS]

01:33:11   of a strict getting things done system [TS]

01:33:15   they even borrow a lot of the language [TS]

01:33:17   from getting things done so you can [TS]

01:33:20   assign what are called contexts to a [TS]

01:33:24   task and context is essentially [TS]

01:33:27   equivalent like a tag but in getting [TS]

01:33:29   things done because that book was [TS]

01:33:31   written with this idea of paper or even [TS]

01:33:34   when it was written like he's talking [TS]

01:33:35   about on his blackberry managing list [TS]

01:33:37   like it's essentially still paper he's [TS]

01:33:38   using nothing digital about it all tasks [TS]

01:33:41   have a single context i give this idea [TS]

01:33:44   that like I can do this thing while i am [TS]

01:33:46   at the office I can do this thing while [TS]

01:33:48   i am at home I can do this thing while I [TS]

01:33:50   running an errand and that has always [TS]

01:33:52   been just like a hugely frustrating [TS]

01:33:55   limitation especially as i have [TS]

01:33:57   transitioned into being self-employed [TS]

01:33:59   and especially as my whole life has [TS]

01:34:01   become a series of screens which [TS]

01:34:03   theoretically can be anything like I [TS]

01:34:05   would like to be able to assign multiple [TS]

01:34:07   tags to a task because i would like to [TS]

01:34:10   be able to say like oh this task can be [TS]

01:34:13   done in a bunch of environments this [TS]

01:34:15   task can is a mindless task that you can [TS]

01:34:17   do while watching TV but it's also a [TS]

01:34:19   task that might be super important to do [TS]

01:34:22   while you're working on the video like [TS]

01:34:23   animating stuff and omni has always [TS]

01:34:28   allowed you to say like this task can go [TS]

01:34:31   in this folder and this task can be [TS]

01:34:33   assigned a single context [TS]

01:34:36   and it should I've always found that [TS]

01:34:39   super frustrating like no I want to [TS]

01:34:40   assign multiple contacts to a task and [TS]

01:34:45   so being able in to do to be able to [TS]

01:34:49   assign multiple tags to a task which [TS]

01:34:51   means that i can search for it in a [TS]

01:34:53   bunch of different ways like that is so [TS]

01:34:55   nice to be able to do that and like [TS]

01:34:57   guess I want to be able to see this [TS]

01:34:58   thing in many different situations not [TS]

01:35:01   just one situation so that that's [TS]

01:35:03   another thing in favor of of to do this [TS]

01:35:05   goes back to what you were saying [TS]

01:35:06   earlier about design decisions [TS]

01:35:09   yeah that's got to be them but yeah and [TS]

01:35:12   they will work for a lot of people but [TS]

01:35:14   it doesn't necessarily mean that it [TS]

01:35:15   works for you but you can't make an appt [TS]

01:35:17   about them they have to have an opinion [TS]

01:35:19   for again good [TS]

01:35:21   yeah and it's it's a totally reasonable [TS]

01:35:22   opinion to say like we're going to make [TS]

01:35:24   an app which is going to be the default [TS]

01:35:25   getting things done at you like that [TS]

01:35:27   huge market share like they've been [TS]

01:35:29   incredibly successful with that like [TS]

01:35:31   that and that's why i have found it [TS]

01:35:33   frustrating but i have seen omni in the [TS]

01:35:35   forms like repeat that line like this is [TS]

01:35:38   this is for getting things done like [TS]

01:35:39   tasks have a single context you know and [TS]

01:35:42   they have some database [TS]

01:35:42   behind-the-scenes of how things were [TS]

01:35:44   like that's fine but i have always been [TS]

01:35:47   trying to fight against that with doing [TS]

01:35:49   things like putting stuff in the notes [TS]

01:35:51   and trying to search based on like I've [TS]

01:35:52   always just try to get around in some [TS]

01:35:54   ways so it's it's never been a deal [TS]

01:35:56   breaker for me but it's one of those [TS]

01:35:58   things which is like a right to use it [TS]

01:36:00   to do app which from my perspective [TS]

01:36:01   allows the the correct thing which is an [TS]

01:36:03   arbitrary number of tags like why would [TS]

01:36:05   you limit this is is just simply much [TS]

01:36:08   much nicer but so i don't know like this [TS]

01:36:11   has been this whole big thing like but [TS]

01:36:12   like I said I'm just I'm fundamentally [TS]

01:36:15   frustrated and oh and also just to try [TS]

01:36:18   to forestall a thousand emails from [TS]

01:36:20   people i am aware that OmniFocus does [TS]

01:36:23   have an action in workflows which will [TS]

01:36:26   allow you to add tasks to OmniFocus and [TS]

01:36:29   OmniFocus also has this thing called [TS]

01:36:31   maildrop where you can use email to add [TS]

01:36:34   tasks OmniFocus but both of those things [TS]

01:36:37   only work for adding in box items with [TS]

01:36:41   no additional information and so like [TS]

01:36:43   they are completely unsuitable for the [TS]

01:36:45   purposes that i am i'm trying to do like [TS]

01:36:47   I'm aware they exist [TS]

01:36:49   trust me people I have [TS]

01:36:50   tried like hell to make them work but [TS]

01:36:52   there is just there is no way to make [TS]

01:36:54   them work right but you just have 70 [TS]

01:36:56   toss in your inbox [TS]

01:36:57   yeah i would just have 70 unsorted tax [TS]

01:36:59   in my inbox with no information about [TS]

01:37:01   start dates no information about project [TS]

01:37:03   States a project state parallel [TS]

01:37:05   sequential context is you have none of [TS]

01:37:07   that's always frustrated me about me [TS]

01:37:09   focus as I can't take advantage of any [TS]

01:37:11   of those things because i don't use the [TS]

01:37:13   inbox like that every task i add I has a [TS]

01:37:15   Jew day the media when it's added and so [TS]

01:37:19   and I never looked through my inbox like [TS]

01:37:21   I don't have that system so it always [TS]

01:37:23   frustrates me that like basically every [TS]

01:37:25   everything that they have to [TS]

01:37:27   automatically add tasks was to make it [TS]

01:37:29   fast and tasks just throws into the [TS]

01:37:31   inbox and so that's not what I want at [TS]

01:37:34   all now but again that is a a [TS]

01:37:36   fundamental getting things done design [TS]

01:37:38   decision [TS]

01:37:39   exactly like that you throw everything [TS]

01:37:41   in going to review and so it but that's [TS]

01:37:42   item have it getting things done like [TS]

01:37:45   system its yeah the system that might [TS]

01:37:48   came up with this is yeah everything has [TS]

01:37:51   the duty again this is like everybody [TS]

01:37:54   has their own way of working for them [TS]

01:37:55   which is why you can have all of these [TS]

01:37:57   things exist in parallel there could be [TS]

01:37:58   many many apps people use them in [TS]

01:38:00   different ways i am really frustrated [TS]

01:38:01   that i find myself to do app homeless at [TS]

01:38:05   the moment I'm like man I'm using to do [TS]

01:38:08   but i have a lot of frustrations with it [TS]

01:38:11   and even after I mean what does not like [TS]

01:38:13   to two months three months of using it [TS]

01:38:15   every day as my primary task manager and [TS]

01:38:18   trying to make it work more the way that [TS]

01:38:19   I want it's like okay but this is this [TS]

01:38:22   is a case where I have to pick my poison [TS]

01:38:23   and i have i have picked this poison it [TS]

01:38:26   has had a big impact on the the way that [TS]

01:38:31   I work i Ken it is a thing that I end up [TS]

01:38:33   thinking about every day about like how [TS]

01:38:35   can I make this better or closer to a [TS]

01:38:38   system that works for me but the bottom [TS]

01:38:41   line is for me [TS]

01:38:43   templates that work consistently our [TS]

01:38:47   total deal-breaker like without that I [TS]

01:38:50   really can't use a to-do app and that [TS]

01:38:53   means i am going to use to do because it [TS]

01:38:56   is the only app that does this at the [TS]

01:38:58   level that I require no that's the [TS]

01:39:01   that's the short answer to why the [TS]

01:39:03   so different on my dark that you into [TS]

01:39:05   that last time maybe next time we'll [TS]

01:39:08   talk about trucks we're never gonna get [TS]

01:39:12   to talking about trucks Mike they are [TS]

01:39:14   never gonna get there [TS]

01:39:21   this is my new iPad this is the [TS]

01:39:25   background I just wanted to prepare you [TS]

01:39:26   like this background will probably not [TS]

01:39:28   stay so I'm sending this along here is [TS]

01:39:30   the setup for my current ipad which i [TS]

01:39:33   use for a lot of different things hope [TS]

01:39:38   it's a picture of me a picture of you [TS]

01:39:41   you went out my background to open great [TS]

01:39:43   there no great wouldn't [TS]

01:39:46   it's just like I got the three dots and [TS]

01:39:49   then they just disappeared [TS]

01:39:51   there's still no image [TS]

01:39:56   don't worry I message never lies about [TS]

01:39:58   his progress with some things you should [TS]

01:40:00   try it on skype as well [TS]

01:40:01   dockyard I take for our skype file [TS]

01:40:05   transfer is the worst thing in the world [TS]

01:40:07   how I forgot the scope of your heads for [TS]

01:40:10   its epic I don't know what they do like [TS]

01:40:14   I feel like there's a send it to [TS]

01:40:15   somebody who redraws the image send it [TS]

01:40:17   to you something [TS]

01:40:19   yeah but i think that that's precisely [TS]

01:40:20   what they do two megabytes how about [TS]

01:40:24   four hours if it let me her ticket [TS]

01:40:31   let's pick this up next time [TS]

01:40:34   yes pick this up next time perfect yeah [TS]

01:40:38   okay I'm gonna send a smaller version on [TS]

01:40:41   skype now done doing out there [TS]

01:40:44   okay i want to be a disaster I won't do [TS]

01:40:46   it [TS]

01:40:47   I've got three dots and skype now [TS]

01:40:49   they're back at it is not going to be a [TS]

01:40:53   disaster it's gonna be fine [TS]

01:40:55   skype gave me just give me your frowny [TS]

01:40:57   face that says no oh well I've never [TS]

01:41:04   seen that before [TS]

01:41:06   and judgmental he has is getting [TS]

01:41:10   judgmental [TS]

01:41:12   this is ridiculous what is happening I [TS]

01:41:15   have no idea and it sent it says to me [TS]

01:41:20   that is still sending this image it's [TS]

01:41:24   it's just a to megabyte image going to [TS]

01:41:26   give me frowny faces for sending you [TS]

01:41:28   stuff you know what I could do I could [TS]

01:41:29   email you you couldn't I could slack it [TS]

01:41:33   to you it's like it I can slack it to [TS]

01:41:35   you I can email it to you that we have [TS]

01:41:37   many we got many options here i'm gonna [TS]

01:41:39   go with black uploading forty-three [TS]

01:41:42   percent of god i just accidentally open [TS]

01:41:44   final cut pro I'll god what they did not [TS]

01:41:46   know that cavort abort abort think all [TS]

01:41:50   know who I think all of these upload [TS]

01:41:55   things lie because all right [TS]

01:41:57   slack slack has told me it's uploaded [TS]

01:41:59   ninety percent and it's just sitting [TS]

01:42:01   there and await processing processing on [TS]

01:42:02   slackware getting better we're getting [TS]

01:42:04   closer all right I got it all right okay [TS]

01:42:09   well [TS]