Cortex 24: Open Field In Every Direction


00:00:00   so we're recording earlier than usual [TS]

00:00:02   today and I woke up [TS]

00:00:06   luckily in time just barely you woke up [TS]

00:00:09   10 minutes before we're supposed to be [TS]

00:00:11   recording I'd forgotten we were [TS]

00:00:13   recording today super professional yep [TS]

00:00:16   why were you such a lazy bones waking up [TS]

00:00:19   so late so i went to sleep at 3am ok [TS]

00:00:22   that's not an excuse because i was [TS]

00:00:24   playing pokemon oh well here's the thing [TS]

00:00:30   here's the thing with most people he [TS]

00:00:32   would say that too they would chastise [TS]

00:00:33   you for being terribly irresponsible but [TS]

00:00:38   I as a fellow gamer though I do not play [TS]

00:00:41   pokemon i have ever played pokemon i [TS]

00:00:43   completely understand the notion of oh [TS]

00:00:46   it's after dinner I'm going to start [TS]

00:00:47   playing a video game and then [TS]

00:00:49   oh it's three in the morning when did [TS]

00:00:52   this happen [TS]

00:00:53   I have no idea when this happens so you [TS]

00:00:55   have my sympathies because basically the [TS]

00:00:57   is 20 years since the original pokemon [TS]

00:01:00   games came out yeah yeah I've seen the [TS]

00:01:02   pokey heads all over Twitter talking [TS]

00:01:04   about 16 time for all of us and they [TS]

00:01:06   re-released the original games on the 3s [TS]

00:01:08   so I was playing pokemon yellow which is [TS]

00:01:12   my favorite of the originals those kind [TS]

00:01:14   of not slightly original just so upset [TS]

00:01:16   out so don't get to follow up but i [TS]

00:01:18   think people understand what I'm getting [TS]

00:01:19   at and there is a Pokemon the 115 first [TS]

00:01:24   pok√©mon called Mew great mu is [TS]

00:01:27   extremely rare and you can actually [TS]

00:01:29   catch Mew in the game but you would use [TS]

00:01:32   to be able to get codes from like game [TS]

00:01:34   stores or events to unlock the character [TS]

00:01:36   but there is a glitch in the game and [TS]

00:01:40   I'd never done that before and I figured [TS]

00:01:42   why not give it a go [TS]

00:01:43   took me four hours and 22 get it to work [TS]

00:01:46   there's a lot of steps that you have to [TS]

00:01:48   do on one of the steps is basically just [TS]

00:01:50   a ton of grinding until you can catch a [TS]

00:01:52   specific pokemon that you need so it [TS]

00:01:55   took me a long time and then when I got [TS]

00:01:57   close to it happening [TS]

00:01:58   I then had to finish it and then 3am [TS]

00:02:01   rolled around but you got your mew I [TS]

00:02:04   take get me yeah i am at least familiar [TS]

00:02:05   with you because i had a friend in [TS]

00:02:07   college who watched the pokemon TV show [TS]

00:02:09   so I've seen episodes of it such a great [TS]

00:02:11   show you [TS]

00:02:12   is on Team Rocket okay enough no yeah [TS]

00:02:16   the cat on Team Rocket the ones who [TS]

00:02:18   always known over the horizon at the end [TS]

00:02:20   no that's me listen I'm a pokey expert [TS]

00:02:23   here all right because that's like four [TS]

00:02:24   sides of a TV show in a random order [TS]

00:02:26   like 12 years ago 15 years ago I know [TS]

00:02:31   what I'm talking to you got it the team [TS]

00:02:32   rocket cat that's the one talking about [TS]

00:02:34   that yeah that's what I'm talking about [TS]

00:02:35   yeah yeah yeah okay we're on the same [TS]

00:02:38   page yeah you bang on with that one [TS]

00:02:40   great great thank you [TS]

00:02:41   what's your email address again it's [TS]

00:02:42   none of your business at cgpgrey com [TS]

00:02:44   you should have that as an email address [TS]

00:02:46   we're talking about this message the day [TS]

00:02:49   we were talking about business cards [TS]

00:02:50   yeah you are going to the business [TS]

00:02:53   dinner for the UK top tech people think [TS]

00:02:57   uh-huh and you're making me thinking [TS]

00:02:59   like oh I need a business card and of [TS]

00:03:01   course then it's like oh well have [TS]

00:03:02   actual work to do let me speak out of [TS]

00:03:04   business card for myself instead on [TS]

00:03:06   move.com like this is but this is a good [TS]

00:03:08   thing to do which then of course [TS]

00:03:10   derailed into like Oh what contact [TS]

00:03:12   information am I going to put on this [TS]

00:03:14   business card because i don't want to [TS]

00:03:16   give out my actual daily email address [TS]

00:03:18   like I want to have something different [TS]

00:03:19   which then devolved into a good 30 [TS]

00:03:22   minutes of trying to think of a cool [TS]

00:03:24   email address to put on my card that I [TS]

00:03:28   could use a filtering systems that if i [TS]

00:03:30   do hand someone my card their email will [TS]

00:03:32   go through the high priority queue [TS]

00:03:34   because I know like oh yes this is a [TS]

00:03:35   person I've given a business card too [TS]

00:03:37   so you've given this person a piece of [TS]

00:03:39   paper like that is a you know that's [TS]

00:03:41   high on the gray system i think yeah [TS]

00:03:44   okay what did realize like okay I have [TS]

00:03:46   spent 30 minutes trying to come up with [TS]

00:03:48   something kind of cool and interesting [TS]

00:03:51   as a secret email address for my card [TS]

00:03:53   eventually came up with something that I [TS]

00:03:54   quite liked which I'm obviously not [TS]

00:03:55   going to share on the podcast right now [TS]

00:03:58   but this is a business looks like you i [TS]

00:04:01   think i need to design a business card [TS]

00:04:03   even though i have had no reason to hand [TS]

00:04:05   out of business card to anyone in maybe [TS]

00:04:07   the past six months [TS]

00:04:09   business cards when you do that type of [TS]

00:04:11   stuff that we do ever really interesting [TS]

00:04:13   thing because i have maybe five or six [TS]

00:04:17   times a year that i would be in a [TS]

00:04:19   situation where i would hand out [TS]

00:04:20   business card and about point 1 times a [TS]

00:04:23   year where I do it [TS]

00:04:25   like it just never happens so much so [TS]

00:04:28   that last year I thought I had some [TS]

00:04:32   business cards made this is maybe last [TS]

00:04:34   year or the year before I had some [TS]

00:04:35   business cards made and I took them with [TS]

00:04:38   me to a trip and I think I left them in [TS]

00:04:41   the hotel so I lost like a hundred fifty [TS]

00:04:45   business cards but had like a one in my [TS]

00:04:47   bag of maybe 25 also i still have them [TS]

00:04:50   write like therefore better still got [TS]

00:04:53   him [TS]

00:04:54   so we're all good but I i I'm thinking I [TS]

00:04:57   should probably order some more again [TS]

00:04:59   why I don't know because i never had [TS]

00:05:01   them out to anybody but just in case you [TS]

00:05:03   want to be in separate we had them and I [TS]

00:05:05   did handout one business card at my [TS]

00:05:07   business at my business dinner [TS]

00:05:09   see there you go so I'd I've done my [TS]

00:05:11   point one [TS]

00:05:12   yeah that's the thing with the business [TS]

00:05:13   cards right is is you almost at least in [TS]

00:05:15   our situation anyway you almost never [TS]

00:05:17   need them but on the rare occasion when [TS]

00:05:21   you do it's really helpful to have it [TS]

00:05:23   just to be able to give someone a piece [TS]

00:05:25   of paper and say here is how you get in [TS]

00:05:27   touch with me if you ever want to and [TS]

00:05:30   you don't have to faff around with [TS]

00:05:32   spelling out an email address making [TS]

00:05:34   sure the person's typed it correctly you [TS]

00:05:36   don't have to deal with anywhere and it [TS]

00:05:37   can be handy because mean you are both [TS]

00:05:39   in the situation there are names don't [TS]

00:05:41   immediately just pop into somebody's [TS]

00:05:42   head is how you spell them because i use [TS]

00:05:44   Y and you use an e right where I don't [TS]

00:05:47   use it's in there but also you've got [TS]

00:05:52   the letters right which people get wrong [TS]

00:05:54   constantly yeah so it's useful to have [TS]

00:05:58   it written down or something [TS]

00:06:00   I was just trying to find my first [TS]

00:06:04   business cards that i posted on Twitter [TS]

00:06:06   a while back I'll send this to you [TS]

00:06:08   this is from 2012 obviously we can [TS]

00:06:11   actually post this because it still has [TS]

00:06:13   my email address on there so I'll have [TS]

00:06:15   to be sure to get rid of that his [TS]

00:06:17   background his background as a fool [TS]

00:06:19   would just give up my act of email [TS]

00:06:21   address [TS]

00:06:22   yeah yep i'll paint the other word [TS]

00:06:26   picture shall I yeah you paint a word [TS]

00:06:28   picture it looks like you made in kina [TS]

00:06:30   yeah I think I did [TS]

00:06:32   yeah it's just black with cgpgrey on one [TS]

00:06:35   side with the dots in the middle [TS]

00:06:36   yeah which I don't think you do [TS]

00:06:38   girlfriend d 0 d this is like a style [TS]

00:06:41   guide thing right how do you how do you [TS]

00:06:43   actually want to write it and I used to [TS]

00:06:46   always write it with the dots but i have [TS]

00:06:48   moved away from the dots [TS]

00:06:50   ok this is gonna sound a little a little [TS]

00:06:52   overly picky but I moved away from the [TS]

00:06:54   dots because to get the dots to look [TS]

00:06:57   right so that they're actually initials [TS]

00:06:58   like they're supposed to be the kerning [TS]

00:07:01   never works with the dot after the p [TS]

00:07:04   versus the dots after the sea and the G [TS]

00:07:06   so it always looks like the dot from the [TS]

00:07:08   pieces floating off in space and on a [TS]

00:07:11   few things where I have it like I think [TS]

00:07:13   on my website I've manually current over [TS]

00:07:15   the dot so that it looks right but most [TS]

00:07:18   of the time when you type it looks [TS]

00:07:18   terrible so this is why i have now just [TS]

00:07:20   gone to c GP without dots as though that [TS]

00:07:23   is my first name which basically feels [TS]

00:07:25   like it is [TS]

00:07:25   yeah that's the other thing is i don't [TS]

00:07:28   think the dots work because cgp is your [TS]

00:07:31   name now [TS]

00:07:32   yeah it's not see g.p yeah right like [TS]

00:07:36   it's not that I completely agree [TS]

00:07:38   actually do have a text document on my [TS]

00:07:40   computer which is a pretty cool i called [TS]

00:07:43   like the gray style guide we're gonna [TS]

00:07:45   make these decisions i write them down [TS]

00:07:46   sometimes when I forget things like [TS]

00:07:48   there's a couple little picky things [TS]

00:07:49   about how do i wanna do stuff and where [TS]

00:07:52   the way i'm riding on my website or with [TS]

00:07:53   where link things and yeah what a while [TS]

00:07:55   back I made the decision to get rid of [TS]

00:07:57   the dots and I think it was the correct [TS]

00:07:58   decision i think that was a good way to [TS]

00:07:59   go and then on the flip side you have a [TS]

00:08:02   bunch of links you have that cgpgrey you [TS]

00:08:05   have cgpgrey dot-com with a www.start [TS]

00:08:08   nice yeah that's like you know it's 2012 [TS]

00:08:11   up then you have secret email address [TS]

00:08:14   and then [TS]

00:08:14   youtube.com slash cgpgrey ya think i'm [TS]

00:08:18   trying to find which I can't find and i [TS]

00:08:22   enjoyed quite a lot was I that was the [TS]

00:08:24   very first card that I had made up but [TS]

00:08:26   the second time I went to a conference I [TS]

00:08:28   made up a card that said cgpgrey and [TS]

00:08:30   then for my title beneath my name i [TS]

00:08:33   wrote a professional explainer but with [TS]

00:08:36   a question mark because i think i like I [TS]

00:08:37   didn't even know how to describe what i [TS]

00:08:39   was doing and so we're trying to make it [TS]

00:08:41   as like a joke on my own business card [TS]

00:08:42   like ohio st to be great [TS]

00:08:44   what do you do for living i'm a [TS]

00:08:45   professional explainer I guess right [TS]

00:08:47   like that that was like the shrug that [TS]

00:08:49   my business [TS]

00:08:50   I was doing which was not a very good [TS]

00:08:52   idea if I have time I'll see if I can [TS]

00:08:57   give you a copy of my current business [TS]

00:09:00   card will look like when i get them [TS]

00:09:01   printed and sent to me i will put a link [TS]

00:09:04   in the show notes to my my car business [TS]

00:09:06   cards [TS]

00:09:07   oh yeah yes yeah they look at you have [TS]

00:09:10   you have the multiple color business [TS]

00:09:12   cards [TS]

00:09:13   yeah that wasn't an idea from our [TS]

00:09:15   designer he he put together my card for [TS]

00:09:18   me i'm going to get them reprinted like [TS]

00:09:20   that because I like them a lot I don't [TS]

00:09:22   mind just say it has a logo on it says [TS]

00:09:24   Michael co-founder as my email address [TS]

00:09:26   my phone number my twitter handle and [TS]

00:09:28   then kind of a little bit of what real [TS]

00:09:30   anthem is on the card I think they look [TS]

00:09:32   good because they're also the vertical [TS]

00:09:33   business card which i think is a good [TS]

00:09:35   move it looks like yeah yeah that was [TS]

00:09:36   another thing he just kind of the design [TS]

00:09:38   came through it was inverted cross like [TS]

00:09:40   okay that's what we'll do it this time [TS]

00:09:42   its work and it also has the official [TS]

00:09:46   real a slogan which I never remember it [TS]

00:09:49   is switch on [TS]

00:09:50   yeah which nobody ever uses including us [TS]

00:09:52   only ever gets really used on our [TS]

00:09:54   business cards and sometimes on twitter [TS]

00:09:56   headers but it's at the bottom of our [TS]

00:09:58   website because I never remember this [TS]

00:10:00   like all right yes that's it [TS]

00:10:02   alright we have some extremely important [TS]

00:10:04   follow-up oh yeah I guess we do [TS]

00:10:05   probably the most important follow-up [TS]

00:10:07   the wheeler half yes it is exciting news [TS]

00:10:11   that Apple has made a PR announcement [TS]

00:10:17   huh that using the pencil for navigation [TS]

00:10:22   is going to be restored in the next [TS]

00:10:25   version of the iOS beta [TS]

00:10:28   yes i am very much looking forward to [TS]

00:10:30   that as always with these things I still [TS]

00:10:33   always feel nervous about something [TS]

00:10:34   until it actually happens and at the [TS]

00:10:36   time that we are recording the next beta [TS]

00:10:38   has not yet come out [TS]

00:10:40   although if the past cortex releases are [TS]

00:10:42   anything to go by Apple seems to wait [TS]

00:10:44   for us to put up a show and then [TS]

00:10:45   releases the beta so we will see how [TS]

00:10:47   that works out but i guess i am [TS]

00:10:50   extremely extremely pleased and relieved [TS]

00:10:56   that this is what's going to happen in [TS]

00:10:59   the next beta thank you have all thank [TS]

00:11:01   you so much [TS]

00:11:02   prosperity should i do a little chain of [TS]

00:11:03   events what happened from the last [TS]

00:11:06   episode of this episode of people [TS]

00:11:07   listening in the future we'll have [TS]

00:11:09   context you have for the archives [TS]

00:11:11   yeah right ahead so after our episode [TS]

00:11:13   last week this situation side to pick up [TS]

00:11:16   steam a little bit as well as us [TS]

00:11:19   continuing to talk about this a bunch [TS]

00:11:22   there was an article written on I'm or [TS]

00:11:25   by friend of the shows Frederico low and [TS]

00:11:27   you were quoted in the article by direct [TS]

00:11:30   quote online at not just from the show [TS]

00:11:32   that's how people on Twitter knew that I [TS]

00:11:35   was really serious because it's like you [TS]

00:11:37   talk to a reporter you never talked to a [TS]

00:11:38   reporter that he was like yes I'm here [TS]

00:11:40   this circumstance for an issue as [TS]

00:11:42   important as the Apple pencil i will [TS]

00:11:44   talk to a reporter then a macrumors.com [TS]

00:11:49   ran a piece where they incorrectly [TS]

00:11:51   attributed the court from you to me [TS]

00:11:53   saying sources in the note confirm the [TS]

00:11:57   moving the functionality pencils a [TS]

00:11:59   decision inside of Apple it's not a bug [TS]

00:12:01   right which mean you know to be true at [TS]

00:12:04   the time was so they ran that so that [TS]

00:12:07   was good and then I got picked up by a [TS]

00:12:09   few other places and basically over the [TS]

00:12:11   space of like 24 hours i think from the [TS]

00:12:15   last episode posting this became a thing [TS]

00:12:18   that was popping up in a lot of places [TS]

00:12:19   to with Apple then release that [TS]

00:12:22   statement [TS]

00:12:24   yeah it looked like basically this [TS]

00:12:26   little steamroll happened that our [TS]

00:12:29   episode went up the article on I more [TS]

00:12:33   went up it got picked up in a few more [TS]

00:12:35   places and then ultimately landed on the [TS]

00:12:37   front page of daring fireball [TS]

00:12:38   yeah and it i think all of this together [TS]

00:12:42   was enough of the thing that Apple [TS]

00:12:44   started worrying about this becoming a [TS]

00:12:47   much bigger story and I was like this is [TS]

00:12:49   picking up steam a little too fast a [TS]

00:12:52   little too quickly and so they release [TS]

00:12:54   this announcement which there has been [TS]

00:12:57   some debate about this announcement [TS]

00:12:58   because it's a little bit strange [TS]

00:12:59   because the pr announcement says that [TS]

00:13:01   Apple was always planning to bring back [TS]

00:13:03   the navigation and that they just [TS]

00:13:06   temporarily turn it off while they were [TS]

00:13:07   working out some bugs and this is one of [TS]

00:13:09   those moments to your listeners where [TS]

00:13:10   you have to decide who you're going to [TS]

00:13:12   believe [TS]

00:13:14   because all I'm going to say is that i [TS]

00:13:17   have several people in the know who [TS]

00:13:19   confirmed to my satisfaction that that [TS]

00:13:21   was not the case that there was [TS]

00:13:23   definitely a debate inside of Apple that [TS]

00:13:25   went one way to change things so it's a [TS]

00:13:28   bit of it's a bit of a weird thing like [TS]

00:13:30   I'm very happy that Apple has taken [TS]

00:13:31   feedback and they have changed their [TS]

00:13:33   mind on this topic but it's also a [TS]

00:13:35   little weird that they released a press [TS]

00:13:38   announcement giving the impression that [TS]

00:13:40   they had never changed their mind so [TS]

00:13:43   it's just it's a bit strange but i'm i'm [TS]

00:13:44   very happy about it and it seems like [TS]

00:13:46   this is a as jason l actually said on [TS]

00:13:51   clockwise on one of his episodes which I [TS]

00:13:53   totally agree with I like this new apple [TS]

00:13:57   i like the idea that they are open in [TS]

00:14:02   the beta's that they are releasing new [TS]

00:14:04   features at random times that people can [TS]

00:14:06   see ahead of time like this is the point [TS]

00:14:08   of a beta is it not to get feedback from [TS]

00:14:11   people and to take that on board or to [TS]

00:14:14   not take that on board but to be open [TS]

00:14:16   about it so I'm a overall I'm very [TS]

00:14:19   pleased with the way things have gone [TS]

00:14:20   yes so there's one of a little thing I [TS]

00:14:23   just want to see I this is funny to me [TS]

00:14:25   somebody suggested this to me and I [TS]

00:14:27   think it's very funny so I want to bring [TS]

00:14:28   up those there was rumored to be an [TS]

00:14:30   apple event happening on the fifteenth [TS]

00:14:33   of March mm it's now been pushed back [TS]

00:14:36   apparently to the 22nd has and I think [TS]

00:14:39   you're responsible [TS]

00:14:41   oh yeah you think this is my fault yeah [TS]

00:14:44   yeah i think they've had to leave [TS]

00:14:46   they've had to leave 9.3 in the in the [TS]

00:14:48   in the oven for another week because of [TS]

00:14:49   us and no I see right because this [TS]

00:14:53   wasn't planned to be in the actual [TS]

00:14:54   release know that they're busy ripping [TS]

00:14:57   out all the code [TS]

00:14:58   yeah which tells the pen pencil is your [TS]

00:15:01   inputs and so they need another scrum [TS]

00:15:04   week to get the 9.3 release out [TS]

00:15:07   that's what I think it is I don't care [TS]

00:15:08   if you're right i'm going to think that [TS]

00:15:10   you're right because it's funny [TS]

00:15:11   is there somebody said to me and was [TS]

00:15:13   like there's no way that's the case [TS]

00:15:14   however i think that's hilarious [TS]

00:15:16   so I'm gonna run with it [TS]

00:15:19   I like it I like it very much we also [TS]

00:15:22   have a very important announcement [TS]

00:15:24   yeah the official campaign logo for [TS]

00:15:27   great holy 2016 has been created [TS]

00:15:29   ok SI you have gone crazy with it made [TS]

00:15:33   you made this offhand joke in the last [TS]

00:15:35   episode at the very end about great [TS]

00:15:38   early 2016 when we both at the same time [TS]

00:15:40   that Apple should do the right thing a [TS]

00:15:42   little joke i like okay that's funny [TS]

00:15:44   little joke it's great keeping the [TS]

00:15:45   podcast but since then you have had the [TS]

00:15:49   relay designer working haha my campaign [TS]

00:15:52   posters and photo shopping stuff and you [TS]

00:15:55   keep sending me this stuff I message was [TS]

00:15:56   like you know we're not actually running [TS]

00:15:58   for president like Bridget like getting [TS]

00:16:01   getting the posters already this was [TS]

00:16:03   just one of those little things that [TS]

00:16:04   struck me and I thought it was really [TS]

00:16:06   funny [TS]

00:16:07   mhm so I just asked Frank if he would do [TS]

00:16:10   something and I think he's turned out [TS]

00:16:12   pretty fantastic logo he has he has [TS]

00:16:14   agree it looks very good [TS]

00:16:17   it looks very American it fits in with [TS]

00:16:20   all of the design language for campaign [TS]

00:16:22   posters so i presume it will be in the [TS]

00:16:24   show notes [TS]

00:16:25   yes people to check out okay yep and I'm [TS]

00:16:28   yeah I'm just thinking now well else we [TS]

00:16:30   can focus our campaign so we have that [TS]

00:16:32   going for us clearly we've been very [TS]

00:16:34   successful so far [TS]

00:16:35   yeah in our only real official point [TS]

00:16:37   we've we've completely unsuccessful mr. [TS]

00:16:40   we have made the ipad great again [TS]

00:16:42   yep we sure have bumper stickers [TS]

00:16:46   incoming [TS]

00:16:48   okay so while this has been all fun and [TS]

00:16:52   games [TS]

00:16:53   I do have one very sad very tragic piece [TS]

00:16:57   of Apple pencil related news with [TS]

00:17:00   personal to my life [TS]

00:17:03   the Apple pencil that I got back when [TS]

00:17:07   they were first made available that's [TS]

00:17:09   been working with me tirelessly every [TS]

00:17:14   day since I got it [TS]

00:17:16   inevitably tragically it had a fatal [TS]

00:17:22   interaction with a washing machine huh [TS]

00:17:25   it was only a matter of time but sure [TS]

00:17:29   enough it was left in my pocket my own [TS]

00:17:33   carelessness led to the death of such a [TS]

00:17:37   beloved tool [TS]

00:17:38   all i can say though is I'm at least [TS]

00:17:42   glad that my pencil lived long enough to [TS]

00:17:45   know that the campaign that it was [TS]

00:17:51   fighting for for the right of Apple [TS]

00:17:55   pencils the world over to be able to [TS]

00:17:59   interact with the navigation that this [TS]

00:18:01   campaign was victorious [TS]

00:18:03   so while my pencil has fallen pencils [TS]

00:18:08   around the world will be able to rise up [TS]

00:18:12   and take their proper place in the apple [TS]

00:18:15   ecosystem but i will ask out of respect [TS]

00:18:20   for our fallen hero for a moment of [TS]

00:18:24   silence this episode of cortex is [TS]

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00:19:00   now this time i have two recommendations [TS]

00:19:02   for you i have a recommendation from [TS]

00:19:05   myself and i also have a recommendation [TS]

00:19:07   for the next edition of the cortex book [TS]

00:19:11   club coming very soon to this very show [TS]

00:19:14   so i'll start off with the [TS]

00:19:15   recommendation so the next book that we [TS]

00:19:17   have decided to do on the cortex [TS]

00:19:19   business book club is creativity ink by [TS]

00:19:22   EDD cattle who is one of the cofounders [TS]

00:19:25   of pixel and he has managed creative [TS]

00:19:28   people for years and years and he just [TS]

00:19:30   kills everything that he has learned [TS]

00:19:32   into this book creativity ink so I'm [TS]

00:19:35   looking forward to reading i haven't [TS]

00:19:36   read it yet but I have heard great [TS]

00:19:38   things so I'm looking forward to this [TS]

00:19:40   one this is actually my pic is it was a [TS]

00:19:41   book that I really wanted to read so you [TS]

00:19:44   can go to audible.com and you can get [TS]

00:19:46   creativity ink now and you can listen [TS]

00:19:48   along and then when me and great talk [TS]

00:19:50   about it in our next episode you will [TS]

00:19:52   know exactly everything that we're [TS]

00:19:54   talking about now the second book that i [TS]

00:19:56   want to recommend is a book called the [TS]

00:19:58   second coming of Steve Jobs this is my [TS]

00:20:00   favorite book about Steve Jobs so this [TS]

00:20:03   book was written in 2001 long before the [TS]

00:20:06   iphone came around [TS]

00:20:07   so a lot of this story actually does [TS]

00:20:09   focus on pixar because at this point and [TS]

00:20:12   Steve Jobs his life this would also [TS]

00:20:13   become a huge accomplishment of him and [TS]

00:20:16   helping build pics are up to be the [TS]

00:20:18   animation juggernaut that it became so [TS]

00:20:21   you'll be able to take a listen to how [TS]

00:20:23   Steve Jobs got involved in Pixar and [TS]

00:20:25   then kind of how he helped build it up [TS]

00:20:26   it really is a very interesting look [TS]

00:20:29   inside the story of pixar so that is [TS]

00:20:32   another test that recommendation maybe [TS]

00:20:33   you could listen to both if you are so [TS]

00:20:36   inclined but you can choose from any of [TS]

00:20:39   the audiobooks any of the 180,000 audio [TS]

00:20:43   programs the audible has on offer so go [TS]

00:20:46   to audible.com / cortex to get started [TS]

00:20:48   with your 30-day free trial thank you so [TS]

00:20:51   much to audible.com for their support of [TS]

00:20:53   the show and really FM this is turning [TS]

00:20:57   into a pretty monumental episode great [TS]

00:20:59   oh yeah yeah i mean we've had our first [TS]

00:21:02   real success as a show and now we're [TS]

00:21:06   finally going to be addressing a topic [TS]

00:21:08   from at was brought up in episode one [TS]

00:21:10   that I think I still hear about every [TS]

00:21:12   week for people ask me what we're going [TS]

00:21:14   to talk about it [TS]

00:21:15   mm and it's calendaring oh yes [TS]

00:21:18   calendaring so we would we will address [TS]

00:21:21   today my original claim to you that even [TS]

00:21:24   sleep is blocked down your counter which [TS]

00:21:27   was a fact i discovered during our [TS]

00:21:29   conversation of evergreen to do the show [TS]

00:21:31   together this was a conversation we had [TS]

00:21:34   even pre cortex conversations yeah just [TS]

00:21:38   talking about work in general and this [TS]

00:21:40   came up as a thing but if I think it was [TS]

00:21:42   when we were sitting [TS]

00:21:44   dinner hashed crashing out the idea to [TS]

00:21:46   do the show yeah maybe maybe that sounds [TS]

00:21:49   right because you had things happening [TS]

00:21:51   on your counter because I'd over on my [TS]

00:21:53   time with you that [TS]

00:21:55   yeah that's right my guy i was i was [TS]

00:21:58   counting the grains of sand as they fell [TS]

00:22:00   out of the hourglass of how much time [TS]

00:22:02   you have left with me that's all that I [TS]

00:22:03   wonder if I could pee pre-computer [TS]

00:22:05   cgpgrey he would have used systems like [TS]

00:22:08   that i can only imagine you just have [TS]

00:22:09   you'd be carried around like a trailer [TS]

00:22:12   full of our glasses that just took off [TS]

00:22:14   the certain things you have to do each [TS]

00:22:16   day i'm pretty sure that if I was a monk [TS]

00:22:18   or something i would be using our [TS]

00:22:20   glasses because i use timers all the [TS]

00:22:23   time maybe the idea of a timer is not [TS]

00:22:26   intrinsically connected to my phone or [TS]

00:22:29   my watch so i'm pretty sure that yes I [TS]

00:22:31   was [TS]

00:22:31   if I was a monk 200 years ago you know [TS]

00:22:34   doing whatever monks to transcribing [TS]

00:22:37   books all day or something I would be [TS]

00:22:38   doing the exact same thing of working in [TS]

00:22:40   units for her mind turning my hourglass [TS]

00:22:42   over and over again and having a smaller [TS]

00:22:45   hourglass for breaks [TS]

00:22:47   you know just using that one of them i [TS]

00:22:48   am confident that's what I would be [TS]

00:22:50   doing this point in the direction I [TS]

00:22:52   wasn't anticipating historical cgpgrey [TS]

00:22:55   yeah let's start with what apps and [TS]

00:22:58   services we both use the calendar and [TS]

00:23:01   because I i use the calendar right like [TS]

00:23:03   many people I think it might be [TS]

00:23:05   interesting to position how i use a kind [TS]

00:23:08   of how you counter and how they're [TS]

00:23:09   completely different living [TS]

00:23:10   reply what we're trying to get them i [TS]

00:23:14   use fantastical em on all of my devices [TS]

00:23:17   which it's a iOS and mac app that I [TS]

00:23:20   really love my favorite thing about [TS]

00:23:21   fantastical is the natural language [TS]

00:23:24   input so you for example would type [TS]

00:23:26   lunch receipts to be gray and it enters [TS]

00:23:28   all of that into your calendar right so [TS]

00:23:30   it's all you can set up lunch cgpgrey at [TS]

00:23:33   the lunch place then it would put an [TS]

00:23:36   event that says lunch to be great [TS]

00:23:38   location will be lunch place and it [TS]

00:23:40   would know the time you put twelve [TS]

00:23:42   o'clock or whatever and enter it that's [TS]

00:23:43   what i really like about it mainly is [TS]

00:23:45   that natural language stuff because it [TS]

00:23:47   makes more sense the way that I want to [TS]

00:23:48   do things rather than check in a bunch [TS]

00:23:50   of boxes [TS]

00:23:51   and I use a combination of iCloud [TS]

00:23:53   calendars because i have been using it [TS]

00:23:56   for years and calendaring on iCloud is [TS]

00:23:58   one of the things i have no problem with [TS]

00:24:00   you know we'll talk another time about [TS]

00:24:03   address books or something [TS]

00:24:04   nothing just nothing I put something in [TS]

00:24:06   one device never comes up on the other [TS]

00:24:08   1i got changed your little icon from [TS]

00:24:11   waving grade to the gray logo couple [TS]

00:24:14   weeks ago I had to change on all of my [TS]

00:24:15   devices independently [TS]

00:24:17   okay well that that's how thinking work [TS]

00:24:19   like oh yeah forgot that you are the [TS]

00:24:22   sync service i have so I'm the [TS]

00:24:24   go-between and i also use a little bit [TS]

00:24:27   of google calendar of stuff because [TS]

00:24:29   people sent me invites to my email [TS]

00:24:31   address right which is a google apps [TS]

00:24:33   account but what do you use I use a [TS]

00:24:37   combination of fantastical and apples [TS]

00:24:39   built-in calendar that's what I'm i'm [TS]

00:24:42   using for for different reasons on [TS]

00:24:45   different devices and the way they [TS]

00:24:46   display different things I think maybe [TS]

00:24:49   before we get too into the nitty-gritty [TS]

00:24:52   details of it is likely there's like a [TS]

00:24:55   big question about how you use calendars [TS]

00:25:00   like what's your calendaring philosophy [TS]

00:25:02   and what is your calendaring philosophy [TS]

00:25:07   Mike so I'm you're the person who has to [TS]

00:25:10   actually deal with lots of stuff [TS]

00:25:13   happening at specific times for my life [TS]

00:25:16   my life mike is just an open field in [TS]

00:25:20   every direction right with the wind [TS]

00:25:22   gently blowing now it sits nice and [TS]

00:25:25   relaxed and and zen and your life as we [TS]

00:25:28   have discussed before is is like this [TS]

00:25:30   horrific obstacle course with jail bars [TS]

00:25:34   that you build for yourself about that [TS]

00:25:36   constrain where you can be at specific [TS]

00:25:38   times and all kinds of a complicated [TS]

00:25:40   landscape and so it seems like a [TS]

00:25:42   calendar is a tool that you have much [TS]

00:25:44   more need for than I do [TS]

00:25:46   yeah thanks for that accurate [TS]

00:25:48   description of how our lives are my [TS]

00:25:52   calendar is used for appointments so [TS]

00:25:56   things that happen at certain times or [TS]

00:26:00   if I am away order from holiday i'll [TS]

00:26:03   block that out [TS]

00:26:04   so I know it's happening on certain days [TS]

00:26:06   that kind of thing so for example today [TS]

00:26:09   i have record cortex on my kinda have [TS]

00:26:11   recorded upgrade on my calendar so the [TS]

00:26:13   shows but I record all on my calendar so [TS]

00:26:17   i know that if i get any requests for [TS]

00:26:18   meetings or appointments or calls that [TS]

00:26:21   time is blocked out i can see at a [TS]

00:26:22   glance [TS]

00:26:23   okay i know that i'm going to be doing [TS]

00:26:25   this then then i put in things that I do [TS]

00:26:31   with my girlfriend we have a shared [TS]

00:26:33   calendar that sort of stuff goes on [TS]

00:26:34   there so if we're going somewhere then [TS]

00:26:36   I'll put it on there and i also use our [TS]

00:26:39   shared calendar as a way to update her [TS]

00:26:42   about certain days out that i'm going to [TS]

00:26:44   be taking so she has an idea where I am [TS]

00:26:46   at certain times if needs be [TS]

00:26:48   and I is also put like conference calls [TS]

00:26:52   and meetings and things like that so [TS]

00:26:54   it's purely appointments and events that [TS]

00:26:57   will take time up [TS]

00:26:59   what I don't put on the calendar of [TS]

00:27:00   things like edit cortex-m because for me [TS]

00:27:04   that doesn't need to happen at a [TS]

00:27:05   specific time that is a task for me and [TS]

00:27:08   I will have it trigger a certain time [TS]

00:27:10   and only focus to tell me to start doing [TS]

00:27:12   it then and then I will do it then if i [TS]

00:27:14   can do it right then I'll move it around [TS]

00:27:16   so i use ice use those two things very [TS]

00:27:19   differently and I considered anything [TS]

00:27:22   that's a task anything that requires a [TS]

00:27:24   completion will go and only focus [TS]

00:27:27   anything that is happening at that fixed [TS]

00:27:29   time because you've agreed it was [TS]

00:27:30   somebody else goes in my calendar [TS]

00:27:33   mm that's my calendaring philosophy [TS]

00:27:36   yeah so this this to me sounds like it [TS]

00:27:39   lines up very closely with what is the [TS]

00:27:43   strict getting things done [TS]

00:27:45   interpretation of calendaring which is [TS]

00:27:48   only events that happen at a specific [TS]

00:27:52   time where there is an external [TS]

00:27:55   requirement in the world that you be [TS]

00:27:58   doing something at exactly that time and [TS]

00:28:01   so the rest of your calendar is [TS]

00:28:02   presumably clear-rite nothing is nothing [TS]

00:28:05   is listed on there [TS]

00:28:06   exactly and it sounds this is almost [TS]

00:28:09   sounds like a dumb thing to say like how [TS]

00:28:10   you put appointments on a calendar but i [TS]

00:28:12   think a really important thing to keep [TS]

00:28:15   in mind is just like to be [TS]

00:28:17   very clear on what is this tool for what [TS]

00:28:23   is it not for and so yes if if if you [TS]

00:28:28   don't want to put something like editing [TS]

00:28:30   cortex on the calendar that's quite a [TS]

00:28:32   reasonable thing to do because you think [TS]

00:28:34   like okay well this can happen at almost [TS]

00:28:37   any time whether it like it is not the [TS]

00:28:39   same thing as like if we didn't we know [TS]

00:28:41   we're recording an unusual time this [TS]

00:28:43   this week if we didn't record this [TS]

00:28:45   episode now we wouldn't be able to [TS]

00:28:47   record this episode for maybe another [TS]

00:28:49   week because of scheduling conflicts [TS]

00:28:51   between the two of us coming up like [TS]

00:28:52   this has to happen right now so it has [TS]

00:28:55   to be on the calendar but there's tons [TS]

00:28:57   of stuff with doesn't have to happen at [TS]

00:28:58   a specific time and that is the like I [TS]

00:29:02   said that is the getting things done [TS]

00:29:04   interpretation of calendars and so when [TS]

00:29:07   I used to have a life that was much more [TS]

00:29:08   like yours when i was working as a [TS]

00:29:10   teacher I would do the same thing of [TS]

00:29:12   like okay I'm going to have all of my [TS]

00:29:15   classes that I teach they're going to be [TS]

00:29:17   on calendars any appointments or [TS]

00:29:19   meetings or anything like that that is [TS]

00:29:21   all on the calendars but the spaces [TS]

00:29:24   between classes were almost always just [TS]

00:29:26   clear and I would do the same thing that [TS]

00:29:29   you would do is like okay I have a task [TS]

00:29:31   list i have a bunch of checklist of [TS]

00:29:32   things that I want to do during the day [TS]

00:29:34   and any space on the calendar that it's [TS]

00:29:36   clear that's when i'd switch tools and [TS]

00:29:38   say okay I'm not using the calendar i'm [TS]

00:29:41   now switching to the task list which is [TS]

00:29:43   presenting me a bunch of things to do [TS]

00:29:45   and i'm going to try to grind through as [TS]

00:29:47   many of those as possible and then [TS]

00:29:49   because the calendars electronic like [TS]

00:29:51   it'll beep you when something comes up [TS]

00:29:53   on the landscape of like okay and now i [TS]

00:29:55   need to you know prepare for this class [TS]

00:29:57   or go to this dumb meeting and that kind [TS]

00:30:00   of thing but they're two different tools [TS]

00:30:02   like task list vs calendar are very [TS]

00:30:05   separate things [TS]

00:30:06   alright so sleep being blocked out right [TS]

00:30:10   this is this is something that I like [TS]

00:30:13   all of our listeners have been very [TS]

00:30:15   interested to understand more about [TS]

00:30:16   because I don't know the answer i saw [TS]

00:30:18   this i said we should talk about that [TS]

00:30:21   one day and then left it and it's [TS]

00:30:23   something that I think about a lot [TS]

00:30:24   because I can't fully understand [TS]

00:30:27   and why you do this now just from my [TS]

00:30:30   perspective allow me to explain to you [TS]

00:30:31   why I think this is strange to see ok so [TS]

00:30:34   it might at least help paint the picture [TS]

00:30:37   for why I i think it's peculiar you know [TS]

00:30:40   you're going to sleep every day right [TS]

00:30:43   that like that is gonna happen right [TS]

00:30:45   sleep will occur because it kinda has to [TS]

00:30:47   eventually lose that battle it's going [TS]

00:30:50   to happen exactly even if you're busy [TS]

00:30:52   catching muse eventually it's going to [TS]

00:30:54   happen eh yeah it did it really snuck up [TS]

00:30:57   on me there and I assume that you have a [TS]

00:31:01   pretty good idea of the time that you go [TS]

00:31:04   to sleep every day you keep talking man [TS]

00:31:07   ok that it's not like you could just [TS]

00:31:10   forget now you could do what I did where [TS]

00:31:12   you could stay up too late but no [TS]

00:31:15   calendar event was going to make me go [TS]

00:31:16   to sleep because i was busy i was [TS]

00:31:20   catching them all man [TS]

00:31:23   so why do you block sleep out on your [TS]

00:31:26   calendar [TS]

00:31:27   okay so here's the thing we're talking [TS]

00:31:30   about calendaring out of a funny time [TS]

00:31:34   for me and the way I use calendars [TS]

00:31:36   because i'm beginning to change a little [TS]

00:31:40   bit the way that I work but one thing [TS]

00:31:46   that i find is quite useful with [TS]

00:31:49   calendars is ok will you have this idea [TS]

00:31:51   of ok here are my appointments they're [TS]

00:31:53   going to happen at various times but the [TS]

00:31:55   other thing that a calendar can be [TS]

00:31:58   useful for is as a way to plan out how [TS]

00:32:03   you want to spend your time and this for [TS]

00:32:08   me as a person who as I mentioned before [TS]

00:32:10   is just standing in the middle of this [TS]

00:32:13   opens and like field there is no [TS]

00:32:16   structure on the day most days so I am [TS]

00:32:22   the person who has to impose the [TS]

00:32:24   structure on myself and so I have always [TS]

00:32:29   found a calendar to be a useful way to [TS]

00:32:33   try and get a handle on how much time do [TS]

00:32:38   I have available to do [TS]

00:32:39   various things and it is a very [TS]

00:32:43   interesting exercise to sit down with [TS]

00:32:48   the calendar as a self-employed person [TS]

00:32:51   and try to plan out how much time do I [TS]

00:32:55   have [TS]

00:32:56   how much time do I want to have for [TS]

00:32:58   various kinds of tasks in my life and so [TS]

00:33:02   speaking of tools and tricks for the [TS]

00:33:06   moment one of the reasons why i use [TS]

00:33:08   fantastical particularly on mac is [TS]

00:33:13   twofold first it allows you to look at a [TS]

00:33:16   two-week view which is much more useful [TS]

00:33:18   for my life I tend to think in two week [TS]

00:33:20   chunks [TS]

00:33:21   I don't like the one week one week is so [TS]

00:33:23   small and constraining two weeks is way [TS]

00:33:24   better [TS]

00:33:24   and secondly it has the ability to [TS]

00:33:27   switch between different calendar group [TS]

00:33:31   so i have so many calendars in my system [TS]

00:33:34   that sink back and forth with so many [TS]

00:33:36   people and for so many different things [TS]

00:33:37   but they fall into two broad categories [TS]

00:33:39   which is different kind of appointments [TS]

00:33:43   which is kind of like that action [TS]

00:33:44   calendar but then I have a whole other [TS]

00:33:48   set of calendars that i use to just plan [TS]

00:33:52   out how in theory do I want to spend my [TS]

00:33:55   time and so the reason that sleep is on [TS]

00:34:01   my calendar is because the first big [TS]

00:34:06   unmovable block always when planning out [TS]

00:34:09   my time is ok [TS]

00:34:12   in theory when do I need to go to bed [TS]

00:34:15   and when do I need to wake up and so I [TS]

00:34:18   put that on my calendar as part of the [TS]

00:34:21   planning my life section of calendars [TS]

00:34:25   that I have because I want to visually [TS]

00:34:28   see look man if you're working the whole [TS]

00:34:31   day when do you need to be awake by and [TS]

00:34:34   when do you need to go to sleep by and [TS]

00:34:36   then how much time is left in the day so [TS]

00:34:39   sleep is on there because it is the [TS]

00:34:41   biggest chunk of the day and I want to [TS]

00:34:44   visually see it on a calendar when i'm [TS]

00:34:46   looking at something like a 14-day [TS]

00:34:49   planning my theoretical perfect [TS]

00:34:53   two week time period that's why i put [TS]

00:34:55   sleep on the calendar let's listen to [TS]

00:34:59   that mean you don't like that at all but [TS]

00:35:01   you wouldn't share something at like 3am [TS]

00:35:05   right now I'm not going to schedule [TS]

00:35:07   something at 3am you okay look you know [TS]

00:35:10   I understand why do understand i just [TS]

00:35:12   had to say that I understand what you're [TS]

00:35:14   saying you just want to be able to see [TS]

00:35:16   it visually it's not because you might [TS]

00:35:17   accidentally put something and I've just [TS]

00:35:19   wanted to say you wouldn't show you [TS]

00:35:21   something at 3am to you for about six [TS]

00:35:23   months so i have to get out [TS]

00:35:25   yeah that's fine let me send you [TS]

00:35:27   something like you're doing something [TS]

00:35:28   right [TS]

00:35:29   I hate to keep bringing up the samsung [TS]

00:35:30   damn trip I'm gonna bring it up again I [TS]

00:35:32   don't bring it up people because again [TS]

00:35:33   it was like the great incorporated [TS]

00:35:35   retreatants I got all these great ideas [TS]

00:35:36   and had this huge effect on me so I [TS]

00:35:38   apologize if I keep mentioning this trip [TS]

00:35:39   but it really didn't matter so on the [TS]

00:35:42   most recent trip i didn't use a calendar [TS]

00:35:44   i used the ipad pro to do it let me send [TS]

00:35:48   you Mike me putting together a sample [TS]

00:35:53   two-week period for myself so I'm going [TS]

00:35:55   to instant message you something right [TS]

00:35:56   now so you can see actually you can put [TS]

00:35:58   this in the show notes as well if people [TS]

00:36:00   want to see well then there's a calendar [TS]

00:36:03   ok what if i just sent you Mike the [TS]

00:36:08   scribblings of a madman [TS]

00:36:09   it looks like the look at it look like [TS]

00:36:11   the scribblings of a madman I think not [TS]

00:36:13   i think the listeners can decide [TS]

00:36:15   alright so okay because radio is a [TS]

00:36:18   theater of the mind we have across the [TS]

00:36:23   top we have Monday Tuesday Wednesday [TS]

00:36:26   Thursday Friday it carries on [TS]

00:36:28   I think you got what three weeks planned [TS]

00:36:30   out here it's two weeks two weeks okay i [TS]

00:36:33   see and then down the the button which [TS]

00:36:35   is the part [TS]

00:36:37   see this is where this is where i am [TS]

00:36:38   trying to get away from sin x axis and y [TS]

00:36:41   axis because I can never remember which [TS]

00:36:43   is which [TS]

00:36:44   can you help the people it's the [TS]

00:36:46   negative y-axis see this is why I can't [TS]

00:36:50   do it is getting more computing on the [TS]

00:36:52   negative y-axis we have it starts at six [TS]

00:36:56   six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve [TS]

00:36:58   12 34 m now I'm assuming that's you [TS]

00:37:04   saying you're going to be away from six [TS]

00:37:05   tool for [TS]

00:37:06   right six in the morning until four [TS]

00:37:09   that's that what you're looking at is a [TS]

00:37:12   piece of graph paper where I was sitting [TS]

00:37:14   down and open as a bunch of letters and [TS]

00:37:17   scribbles that's the one thing that [TS]

00:37:19   commission right i was sitting down and [TS]

00:37:22   trying to plan out a theoretical two [TS]

00:37:26   weeks [TS]

00:37:27   that would be perfect like a two-week [TS]

00:37:29   block of how do i want to spend my time [TS]

00:37:31   and then repeat that two-week block [TS]

00:37:33   forever over my working career I like [TS]

00:37:35   like what does a perfect two-week block [TS]

00:37:37   look like in my life and so this is an [TS]

00:37:42   exercise that is extremely helpful so on [TS]

00:37:45   this piece of graph paper each block [TS]

00:37:47   represents an hour and I was going [TS]

00:37:50   through and writing in various things on [TS]

00:37:53   each of the blocks for how much time do [TS]

00:37:55   I want to spend on this how much time do [TS]

00:37:57   I want to spend on that you know what [TS]

00:37:59   activities are going to happen when and [TS]

00:38:03   in the theme of the year of less it's a [TS]

00:38:08   very eye-opening experience to do this [TS]

00:38:11   and again to be forced to look at the [TS]

00:38:15   constraints of how much time do you [TS]

00:38:17   actually have available to do various [TS]

00:38:21   things and so yeah and in theory my [TS]

00:38:23   workday here is really no starts at six [TS]

00:38:26   and sort of ends at four and there's a [TS]

00:38:27   bunch of things that I want to do and he [TS]

00:38:29   was like oh there's actually not a whole [TS]

00:38:31   lot of time in here like it of this [TS]

00:38:33   things that i am going to schedule [TS]

00:38:36   there's less than you think there is so [TS]

00:38:39   this handwritten thing I eventually [TS]

00:38:40   converted into a bunch of calendars that [TS]

00:38:42   are in my system so that i have it on my [TS]

00:38:43   computer and everything but this was me [TS]

00:38:45   brainstorming and thinking about how do [TS]

00:38:48   I want to arrange this kind of stuff in [TS]

00:38:51   my life I can see me on this Conda oh [TS]

00:38:55   yeah you can see you what do you think [TS]

00:38:56   you are Mike pc and CC oh yeah that what [TS]

00:38:59   you think you are ya good podcast cortex [TS]

00:39:02   oh yeah I don't know what the sea would [TS]

00:39:04   stand for because I would expect that to [TS]

00:39:06   be an e editing cortex and i came to [TS]

00:39:09   this because there's a ph and a CH and I [TS]

00:39:11   assume that's podcasting hello internet [TS]

00:39:14   and I don't see is hello Internet can [TS]

00:39:17   think what was C this is now you you [TS]

00:39:19   can't this [TS]

00:39:20   like the Enigma Mike you're not going to [TS]

00:39:21   crack this code constructing it was not [TS]

00:39:27   gonna have creating craft thing [TS]

00:39:28   correcting that that film ok that feels [TS]

00:39:34   more like wait what is it was the sea [TS]

00:39:39   I'm going to leave it then we leave it [TS]

00:39:40   to your imagination well I like though [TS]

00:39:42   is the hello Internet has two full days [TS]

00:39:43   to like day entries here [TS]

00:39:46   presuming that the hello Internet [TS]

00:39:47   editing which you are totally right yeah [TS]

00:39:49   hello Internet takes up way more another [TS]

00:39:51   three that's three editing things here [TS]

00:39:54   and that is because we share the data in [TS]

00:39:57   load which i think is different hello [TS]

00:40:00   internet right so i take a parson you [TS]

00:40:01   take a plus i think that's what is that [TS]

00:40:03   yeah that's it that's exactly why it's [TS]

00:40:04   it's it's different on the different [TS]

00:40:07   weeks [TS]

00:40:08   what's the C stand for i can tell you [TS]

00:40:10   just because it's fine and this also [TS]

00:40:12   would leave the listener something to do [TS]

00:40:13   yet please suggest listeners what that C [TS]

00:40:16   stands for if you assume that what we're [TS]

00:40:18   doing is it cutting i'm not i'm not [TS]

00:40:21   telling you anything [TS]

00:40:22   okay just leave it leave it man i can't [TS]

00:40:25   handle this episode of cortex is brought [TS]

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00:40:45   the only way you're going to feel [TS]

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00:41:18   out myself and I put on their business [TS]

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00:41:22   they're sort of standard collared front [TS]

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00:41:25   tell you this is the only shirt that i [TS]

00:41:27   would buy and wear everyday i spent [TS]

00:41:30   forever looking for color [TS]

00:41:33   business shirts to wear when i was [TS]

00:41:34   teaching a job where I was moving around [TS]

00:41:36   all the time where I was just constantly [TS]

00:41:39   too hot and gross and sweaty [TS]

00:41:42   I was always trying to find a shirt that [TS]

00:41:43   was good-looking that was also light [TS]

00:41:47   that felt great i never found something [TS]

00:41:49   and that's because ministry of supply [TS]

00:41:51   didn't exist when I was a teacher but it [TS]

00:41:53   is great the instant I touched it I knew [TS]

00:41:56   this was the kind of shirt that I would [TS]

00:41:57   want to wear all the time they also sent [TS]

00:42:00   me one of their beyond series pullover [TS]

00:42:03   tops sort of it's halfway between a [TS]

00:42:05   sweater and a long sleeve crewneck shirt [TS]

00:42:08   and it was very comfortable but more [TS]

00:42:12   importantly literally every person i ran [TS]

00:42:15   into in my life while I was wearing this [TS]

00:42:18   beyond series mid-layer crew neck shirt [TS]

00:42:22   every single person commented on how [TS]

00:42:24   great i looked in this shirt and was it [TS]

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00:42:29   that I'm passing along here all of their [TS]

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00:43:12   really like this idea of people going [TS]

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00:43:17   should do this let me know on Twitter if [TS]

00:43:19   you do because this is just hilarious to [TS]

00:43:21   me and I think it's a great idea so [TS]

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00:43:37   thank you so much to Ministry of supply [TS]

00:43:39   for supporting the show and all real afm [TS]

00:43:42   so what this would suggest them [TS]

00:43:45   is that you're moving away from putting [TS]

00:43:47   sleeping at condo you're transitioning [TS]

00:43:49   to a new more logical system [TS]

00:43:52   no you don't understand like this is the [TS]

00:43:54   only reason sleep isn't on here is [TS]

00:43:55   because the graphing paper isn't big [TS]

00:43:57   enough [TS]

00:43:58   like I just pulled up the graphing paper [TS]

00:43:59   template on my iPad brown and here i [TS]

00:44:02   don't need to have 24 hours [TS]

00:44:04   written by looking at my looking at my [TS]

00:44:06   calendar on my actual computer i have [TS]

00:44:08   sleep marked off as well because in [TS]

00:44:12   theory for my planning mode where I'm [TS]

00:44:16   looking at how do i want the days to go [TS]

00:44:18   I want every single hour occupied on [TS]

00:44:22   that calendar now that sounds crazy [TS]

00:44:24   doesn't mean that i want to be working [TS]

00:44:26   every single hour but it doesn't mean I [TS]

00:44:28   also block off what is free time I was [TS]

00:44:31   so hot in the calendar i will I don't [TS]

00:44:33   want white space when I'm trying to plan [TS]

00:44:36   how does a week look I want to actually [TS]

00:44:38   put in this time is time that is [TS]

00:44:42   unallocated and I just really think this [TS]

00:44:45   is just like I think every self-employed [TS]

00:44:48   person should have a spreadsheet that [TS]

00:44:49   tells them what is their return on [TS]

00:44:51   investment per hour time per project [TS]

00:44:53   like I think that is a vital thing to do [TS]

00:44:55   i think everyone who is self-employed or [TS]

00:44:59   anybody who's trying to be self-employed [TS]

00:45:01   or anybody in the working world or [TS]

00:45:03   students or anybody should really at [TS]

00:45:06   some point go through the exercise of [TS]

00:45:08   saying what would a ideal week for me [TS]

00:45:11   look like and block out what all of that [TS]

00:45:14   time would look like on the calendar it [TS]

00:45:15   is surprisingly revealing now it doesn't [TS]

00:45:19   mean that you are some kind of machine [TS]

00:45:22   that just does this perfectly right so [TS]

00:45:24   like when I tried to talk to people [TS]

00:45:25   about calendar sometimes you always get [TS]

00:45:27   these replies are people like oh you [TS]

00:45:29   have every single hour blocked off and [TS]

00:45:31   so you just do things automatically when [TS]

00:45:33   they happen it's like listen listen [TS]

00:45:34   nothing like that happens in the world [TS]

00:45:37   it's just like having it to do list [TS]

00:45:38   right having the to-do list doesn't mean [TS]

00:45:40   that you just sit down and always get [TS]

00:45:42   everything on the to-do list dot but [TS]

00:45:44   it's way easier to put go to the gym on [TS]

00:45:48   the calendar than it is to actually [TS]

00:45:49   always go to the gym but it's it's a [TS]

00:45:53   starting point it's a frame of reference [TS]

00:45:55   that helps can [TS]

00:45:59   strain and focus you on how many things [TS]

00:46:02   can you actually do and going through [TS]

00:46:05   this calendar when I was brainstorming [TS]

00:46:07   it out and trying to think about how do [TS]

00:46:08   you want to spend my time this was very [TS]

00:46:12   much part of what led me to this whole [TS]

00:46:14   idea for the year of less and realizing [TS]

00:46:17   like man you know the project that i [TS]

00:46:19   mentioned a couple episodes ago of [TS]

00:46:21   killing of realizing like if this is [TS]

00:46:22   successful I've just added a whole [TS]

00:46:24   nother youtube channels worth of work to [TS]

00:46:26   my life was by looking at a calendar [TS]

00:46:28   thing like there just isn't time for [TS]

00:46:31   this that projects that i do in the [TS]

00:46:33   future have to be able to be converted [TS]

00:46:35   to self-sustaining on their own or I [TS]

00:46:37   can't take them on at this stage and [TS]

00:46:39   part of that is sitting down and being a [TS]

00:46:42   grown-up and facing the constraints of [TS]

00:46:45   life and how much time do you actually [TS]

00:46:48   have available to two things [TS]

00:46:51   okay yeah does that make sense to you [TS]

00:46:54   Mike [TS]

00:46:55   not so much so in that some of the other [TS]

00:46:58   things that we've done have made me [TS]

00:47:00   think about my system differently than I [TS]

00:47:03   just I I get why you're doing this [TS]

00:47:06   I just don't have any desire to do it [TS]

00:47:08   this way myself [TS]

00:47:10   mhm because my projects are mainly [TS]

00:47:13   podcasts and they tend to be on my [TS]

00:47:15   calendar who I have a price feel like [TS]

00:47:18   right now I have a pretty good handle on [TS]

00:47:20   what I can complete every week [TS]

00:47:22   mhm and because my work is more [TS]

00:47:25   structured than your work [TS]

00:47:26   mom I know if I just already know always [TS]

00:47:30   if I can take on a new project on that [TS]

00:47:31   because I know what my structure is yeah [TS]

00:47:34   your calendar because your life is so [TS]

00:47:36   appointment constraint-based your [TS]

00:47:39   calendar in a way is more naturally like [TS]

00:47:41   this [TS]

00:47:42   yeah right it you this is less of the of [TS]

00:47:46   an exercise that it has utility for you [TS]

00:47:49   than it does for me I still think it [TS]

00:47:51   would be interesting for you to try to [TS]

00:47:52   map out all the time around that just to [TS]

00:47:54   see what you want to be doing with the [TS]

00:47:56   other time that is available but yes the [TS]

00:47:58   more the more of a schedule you have [TS]

00:48:01   because of external constraints the less [TS]

00:48:03   value that is and it's like I never felt [TS]

00:48:05   the need to do something like this when [TS]

00:48:06   I was employed whereas now it feels [TS]

00:48:09   vital that it feels like how like [TS]

00:48:12   after i left my teaching job and before [TS]

00:48:14   i started doing this maybe about a year [TS]

00:48:16   ago I feel like how did I even get by [TS]

00:48:18   without thinking about this in the two [TS]

00:48:21   years in between those those timeframes [TS]

00:48:22   does anything else does any normal human [TS]

00:48:25   activity other than sleep make its way [TS]

00:48:28   onto your calendar now I believe if [TS]

00:48:33   memory serves the reason this originally [TS]

00:48:35   came up is you had an Apple watch [TS]

00:48:37   notification when we ride in that time [TS]

00:48:39   telling you is time to read [TS]

00:48:43   ok yeah so this conversation did come up [TS]

00:48:47   because of the Apple watch originally [TS]

00:48:50   and and that was the Apple watch was [TS]

00:48:53   very new when we were first having this [TS]

00:48:55   conversation think it to just come out [TS]

00:48:57   maybe a couple weeks earlier and I was [TS]

00:48:58   playing around with how do i want to use [TS]

00:49:00   it and one of the things that i have [TS]

00:49:03   found very useful which I'm doing again [TS]

00:49:05   is using the utility face on the Apple [TS]

00:49:09   watch which at the bottom allows it to [TS]

00:49:12   display what your current calendar item [TS]

00:49:16   is and i really like this i think this [TS]

00:49:20   is this is a very nice feature and even [TS]

00:49:24   as someone who doesn't have as many [TS]

00:49:27   appointments as most people do because [TS]

00:49:30   of the meta because my meadow my life is [TS]

00:49:34   the meadow [TS]

00:49:36   I have found in the past couple weeks of [TS]

00:49:41   switching back to the utility watch [TS]

00:49:42   phase really helpful that when i [TS]

00:49:45   happened to check the time my watch [TS]

00:49:49   isn't showing me a what's next on your [TS]

00:49:51   calendar in the way it would do for [TS]

00:49:53   normal people [TS]

00:49:54   it always shows me at the bottom what [TS]

00:49:57   did past you think would be the best [TS]

00:50:00   thing for you to be doing right now and [TS]

00:50:03   so in theory if this is a perfect day [TS]

00:50:06   when you happen to check the time as you [TS]

00:50:07   do many dozens of times over the course [TS]

00:50:09   of the day my watch always shows me at [TS]

00:50:11   the bottom [TS]

00:50:12   this is what if you have a perfect week [TS]

00:50:14   you should be doing right now and i find [TS]

00:50:16   that at like a very helpful [TS]

00:50:18   mm almost like it like a compass or like [TS]

00:50:21   a northstar sort of always pointing the [TS]

00:50:24   way towards what you should do [TS]

00:50:27   that's an interesting way of putting [TS]

00:50:28   that to me that just feels like judging [TS]

00:50:30   see it's not judgment at all it is just [TS]

00:50:35   guidance because this is one of the [TS]

00:50:38   things that is very hard for me to [TS]

00:50:39   communicate to people even though i'm [TS]

00:50:41   looking right now at a calendar on my [TS]

00:50:43   computer that has a two week time frame [TS]

00:50:44   where literally every single hour is [TS]

00:50:47   blocked off what that is is guidance to [TS]

00:50:53   me write it is not a requirement and [TS]

00:50:57   many many times I just totally blow off [TS]

00:51:00   what that calendar says and this past [TS]

00:51:03   week has actually been a great example [TS]

00:51:04   for the last seven days i have totally [TS]

00:51:09   blown off everything that's on my [TS]

00:51:11   calendar because i have been busy [TS]

00:51:12   animating and and getting a note and [TS]

00:51:15   getting a video ready to upload which is [TS]

00:51:17   actually processing in the background as [TS]

00:51:19   we record this episode up but so I don't [TS]

00:51:22   feel like my calendar is judging me [TS]

00:51:24   because I'm not following through on on [TS]

00:51:27   what it says [TS]

00:51:28   instead it feels like now I am a person [TS]

00:51:30   who was made a decision that if I want [TS]

00:51:32   to get this video up by this particular [TS]

00:51:34   date i'm having to blow everything off [TS]

00:51:37   on the calendar that's that's part of [TS]

00:51:39   what it is like this can be revised its [TS]

00:51:42   not chiseled into stone it is a thing [TS]

00:51:44   that is adaptable and when I'm being [TS]

00:51:47   particularly good about things [TS]

00:51:49   I will just delete everything off the [TS]

00:51:52   calendar now when i make that decision [TS]

00:51:54   for like the past few days I have had [TS]

00:51:56   nothing on the calendar because I know [TS]

00:51:59   like I'm just gonna be animating as much [TS]

00:52:00   as I can and taking breaks and I feel [TS]

00:52:03   like I need to and then going back to [TS]

00:52:04   animating and there's no point in trying [TS]

00:52:06   to put this on the calendar i'm just [TS]

00:52:08   going to be grinding through stuff so [TS]

00:52:10   it's it isn't judgment its guidance it's [TS]

00:52:13   helpful guidance from a past me [TS]

00:52:15   that's what it is do you have lots of [TS]

00:52:18   shared calendars mean you share a [TS]

00:52:20   calendar do you do so people [TS]

00:52:23   oh my god okay let me let me tell you my [TS]

00:52:24   calendars here Mike before we talk about [TS]

00:52:26   shared calendars [TS]

00:52:27   okay i have UK holidays us holidays [TS]

00:52:30   posts which is any kind of things i'm [TS]

00:52:34   going to post on the website changes a [TS]

00:52:37   social calendar personal calendar a work [TS]

00:52:40   calendar [TS]

00:52:41   miscellaneous calendar a hello Internet [TS]

00:52:44   calendar cortex calendar a free time [TS]

00:52:47   calendar a health calendar a [TS]

00:52:49   high-intensity work calendar a [TS]

00:52:51   low-intensity work calendar and [TS]

00:52:54   landscape calendar these are all the [TS]

00:52:56   calendars that I have late most [TS]

00:52:58   landscape [TS]

00:52:59   oh man landscape is super useful ok [TS]

00:53:02   landscape is a thing where I want to be [TS]

00:53:06   aware of something that is going on in [TS]

00:53:08   the world that doesn't necessarily [TS]

00:53:10   affect me directly so for example I have [TS]

00:53:13   you on my landscape calendar on this [TS]

00:53:15   thursday as Mike in dallas anytime [TS]

00:53:20   somebody else is doing something that I [TS]

00:53:22   want to be aware of that goes on the [TS]

00:53:25   landscape I think of this is like the [TS]

00:53:27   landscape of people around me and how [TS]

00:53:30   accessible are there you could also call [TS]

00:53:32   it stalking calendar it's not stalking [TS]

00:53:35   calendar i only put it on if it's ever [TS]

00:53:37   going to matter like sometimes I might [TS]

00:53:38   need to get in touch with you and it's [TS]

00:53:40   helpful to be aware of [TS]

00:53:41   oh you aren't around yeah so for example [TS]

00:53:44   on [TS]

00:53:45   hello Internet Brady's doing just a ton [TS]

00:53:47   of traveling this year so i have a bunch [TS]

00:53:48   of things where I know he is not going [TS]

00:53:51   to be around where I have it marked off [TS]

00:53:53   as like Brady is not going to be [TS]

00:53:55   available i even put on things like uh I [TS]

00:53:58   have WWDC marked off which is this [TS]

00:54:01   summer I [TS]

00:54:02   don't have any plans to go to WWDC but a [TS]

00:54:05   lot of people that I interact with i [TS]

00:54:07   know will be less available during that [TS]

00:54:09   week or on the YouTube side of things [TS]

00:54:11   like I have VidCon marked off on my [TS]

00:54:13   calendar in landscape again I have no [TS]

00:54:16   intention to go to VidCon but I need to [TS]

00:54:18   just be aware like if I'm trying to [TS]

00:54:20   reach some youtube people like there is [TS]

00:54:22   going to be very hard to read them on [TS]

00:54:23   that day because it's VidCon and so [TS]

00:54:26   anything like that i like to put on that [TS]

00:54:29   landscape calendar future potential [TS]

00:54:31   conferences that people make reference [TS]

00:54:33   to travel plans for other people just [TS]

00:54:36   anything that's going on that might [TS]

00:54:40   affect my ability to get in touch with [TS]

00:54:42   other people or might affect what's [TS]

00:54:43   going on in my own life I will put on [TS]

00:54:45   there another example of a thing that I [TS]

00:54:47   put on that which is useful is on the [TS]

00:54:49   occasions I've had family visiting me [TS]

00:54:51   here in London I want to be able to [TS]

00:54:53   block off like when is this going to [TS]

00:54:55   happen so that i'm aware if someone else [TS]

00:54:58   wants to try to schedule something say [TS]

00:55:00   during a week if my parents are visiting [TS]

00:55:01   or something like I am less available to [TS]

00:55:04   other people during this time so that's [TS]

00:55:06   what the landscape calendars for it's [TS]

00:55:08   very useful i highly recommend it [TS]

00:55:09   you know that one does sound pretty [TS]

00:55:11   useful going to say yes thank you i'm [TS]

00:55:14   convincing you hear you sounded so [TS]

00:55:15   skeptical at first but this is good [TS]

00:55:18   ok so shared calendars then my god [TS]

00:55:21   so you have shared counters of lots of [TS]

00:55:23   people [TS]

00:55:24   yeah is anybody allowed to put something [TS]

00:55:27   on your calendar [TS]

00:55:29   oh yeah okay all right in terms of [TS]

00:55:32   shared calendars have a shared calendar [TS]

00:55:34   with my wife which is for various social [TS]

00:55:37   events so I'm aware of when she will be [TS]

00:55:39   out of the house or when we are doing [TS]

00:55:41   something together with other people so [TS]

00:55:44   obviously that shared between my wife [TS]

00:55:45   and I and for the most part my wife add [TS]

00:55:49   things to that because i am anti social [TS]

00:55:51   hermit crab-like of social things like I [TS]

00:55:54   don't want to plan for or put these [TS]

00:55:55   things on a calendar so if if I had to [TS]

00:55:58   do all of our social arrangements we [TS]

00:56:00   would have no social arrangements it's [TS]

00:56:01   probably more accurate accurate to say [TS]

00:56:03   that your wife has a social calendar [TS]

00:56:05   that she invited you to that is actually [TS]

00:56:07   what happened yeah [TS]

00:56:12   it's so we have that that social [TS]

00:56:14   calendar the hello Internet calendar [TS]

00:56:17   obviously is shared between myself and [TS]

00:56:19   Brady which we use for planning [TS]

00:56:21   recording there's a cortex calendar [TS]

00:56:23   which is shared between you and myself [TS]

00:56:25   which is also used for planning the [TS]

00:56:26   recording but on all of those shared [TS]

00:56:30   calendars i also have my personal [TS]

00:56:32   assistant shared across those things so [TS]

00:56:35   she is aware of when I have available or [TS]

00:56:37   not available for things [TS]

00:56:39   yes I found out to my surprise one day [TS]

00:56:41   well yes you you were annoyed because I [TS]

00:56:44   had my assistant bulk update a bunch of [TS]

00:56:47   cortex posting dates because it so much [TS]

00:56:51   that I was annoyed [TS]

00:56:52   it was like who is this person in my [TS]

00:56:54   calendar right who just added 20 events [TS]

00:56:57   over the next couple months 4 episode [TS]

00:57:00   release date yes but the most important [TS]

00:57:03   calendar that my assistant is in charge [TS]

00:57:06   of which is shared between us is the [TS]

00:57:09   calendar that I call changes and you [TS]

00:57:13   know how in three laughing at great name [TS]

00:57:18   what's with either by the name changes [TS]

00:57:21   it's just funny thing about it like what [TS]

00:57:23   do you think changes for I don't know I [TS]

00:57:26   don't know I don't know [TS]

00:57:28   I it's I don't know what it could be [TS]

00:57:29   just the the calendar with the name [TS]

00:57:32   changes is just a very peculiar name to [TS]

00:57:35   me [TS]

00:57:36   ok so changes is for anything that is [TS]

00:57:41   different in the week that I almost [TS]

00:57:44   certainly need to be notified that it's [TS]

00:57:47   different [TS]

00:57:48   so this is for like looking at my [TS]

00:57:51   changes calendar for this upcoming week [TS]

00:57:53   i listed on there like tomorrow i have a [TS]

00:57:56   boring business bank appointment that I [TS]

00:57:58   have to go to on thursday i have a [TS]

00:58:02   medical examination that I need to go to [TS]

00:58:04   so those two things are listed on this [TS]

00:58:06   changes calendar because i'm going to [TS]

00:58:08   want alerts ahead of time to remind me [TS]

00:58:11   to pop up on my watch or whatever that I [TS]

00:58:13   need to go to these things but like a [TS]

00:58:16   bank appointment is not going to be a [TS]

00:58:18   recurring event like this isn't going to [TS]

00:58:20   be every other week i go to the bank [TS]

00:58:22   it's just going to happen this one time [TS]

00:58:24   isn't this just like an appointment [TS]

00:58:26   calendar them why is it changes it isn't [TS]

00:58:29   this just an appointment yeah I mean I [TS]

00:58:33   guess it could be appointments but to me [TS]

00:58:36   changes feels like the right word [TS]

00:58:38   because I mean I guess I gotta know in [TS]

00:58:42   in some ways I could almost title this [TS]

00:58:44   calendar interruptions to my life but [TS]

00:58:46   changes is just a shorter way of saying [TS]

00:58:48   that's like there's a normal week and [TS]

00:58:51   then here are the changes in that week [TS]

00:58:52   so the I guess it is an appointment [TS]

00:58:54   calendar really ok changes the word the [TS]

00:58:57   reason i ask that then I've been that's [TS]

00:58:59   just semantics but i wanted to know if [TS]

00:59:01   there was more to that calendar than [TS]

00:59:03   that you know like i have a calendar [TS]

00:59:05   there's just called general because that [TS]

00:59:07   was the name that it was given right i [TS]

00:59:09   think automatically that's my blue [TS]

00:59:11   calendar which is where stuff like that [TS]

00:59:15   goes like this is not a thing that would [TS]

00:59:18   have its own calendar because it doesn't [TS]

00:59:19   happen all the time but it's a thing [TS]

00:59:21   that I have to do today which is [TS]

00:59:24   different you know and it might be [TS]

00:59:26   something like go to bank go get a [TS]

00:59:28   haircut that type of thing [TS]

00:59:30   yes that kind of thing is useful to have [TS]

00:59:31   and that to me is this changes calendar [TS]

00:59:36   is this like i said in some ways is the [TS]

00:59:38   primary default calendar because it is [TS]

00:59:40   the one that most often i need to add [TS]

00:59:43   something to wear my assistant is adding [TS]

00:59:45   something to and so these are [TS]

00:59:47   appointments that get scheduled that's [TS]

00:59:50   the way this works and that's a shared [TS]

00:59:51   calendar where I get it so homeostasis i [TS]

00:59:54   get a notification that something has [TS]

00:59:56   been added to that is like here comes an [TS]

00:59:58   appointment I can't wait to find out [TS]

00:59:58   appointment I can't wait to find out [TS]

01:00:00   but it is it's not normally happy news [TS]

01:00:03   when something gets added that like out [TS]

01:00:04   gotta go to the bank gotta go to the [TS]

01:00:07   dentist gotta go to the doctor you don't [TS]

01:00:09   want to do it [TS]

01:00:11   my sister has a bunch of rules about how [TS]

01:00:14   she is to add things to this calendar so [TS]

01:00:18   i set down up a bunch of guidelines [TS]

01:00:19   about ok never booked anything before [TS]

01:00:22   1pm unless there's absolutely no other [TS]

01:00:25   time that it can happen because it I'm [TS]

01:00:27   very protective of my mornings and [TS]

01:00:29   trying to do work then and then I have [TS]

01:00:32   no preferential days about when it [TS]

01:00:34   should be added so it's like okay [TS]

01:00:35   tuesdays are the best days to add [TS]

01:00:37   calendar events and thursdays of the [TS]

01:00:39   worst days to add calendar events and [TS]

01:00:41   then a few other things like if there's [TS]

01:00:43   already an appointment on a Tuesday just [TS]

01:00:46   let's book as many things on that [TS]

01:00:48   Tuesday as we possibly can [TS]

01:00:49   like I'd way rather have one day with [TS]

01:00:52   four appts than four days with one [TS]

01:00:54   appointments and so that kind of gets [TS]

01:00:56   all clumped together if possible that's [TS]

01:00:58   the way I like to kind of arrange things [TS]

01:00:59   to be easier just easier to deal with [TS]

01:01:01   that way [TS]

01:01:02   yep but yeah so I do have very many [TS]

01:01:05   shared calendars looking at all those [TS]

01:01:07   little radio icons on my little sidebar [TS]

01:01:10   there and yeah the the whole [TS]

01:01:15   notification system with calendars a bit [TS]

01:01:16   weird when other people and stuff for [TS]

01:01:17   you add stuff like everybody gets [TS]

01:01:18   notified that could be a little bit [TS]

01:01:20   annoying but it's the best thing that [TS]

01:01:22   works as we said before i use iCloud to [TS]

01:01:24   keep it all synchronized and pretty good [TS]

01:01:25   pretty good i don't have any problems [TS]

01:01:26   with that [TS]

01:01:27   so all those little icons in different [TS]

01:01:30   colors eyes as i said i use colors full [TS]

01:01:33   of mine and I know all of my calendars [TS]

01:01:36   by the colors and kind of think of them [TS]

01:01:38   in color other than what they are [TS]

01:01:40   oh yeah color color is vitally important [TS]

01:01:42   like but they can't be enough colors in [TS]

01:01:44   this in the system to hold all the [TS]

01:01:46   calendars you have oh ok so the number [TS]

01:01:49   of times i have thought human vision is [TS]

01:01:53   too constrained for how many colors i [TS]

01:01:55   want my calendars right because we [TS]

01:01:58   really have essentially seven colors [TS]

01:02:02   that a human can really clearly at a [TS]

01:02:04   glance distinguish yeah yeah you're not [TS]

01:02:07   you're not looking for Lila confusion [TS]

01:02:08   here [TS]

01:02:09   yeah 77 is not enough seven is not [TS]

01:02:12   enough [TS]

01:02:12   so just just runnin runnin through my [TS]

01:02:16   own colors which it's so personal but [TS]

01:02:18   it's like oh I can't envision it any [TS]

01:02:20   other way it's been this way for many [TS]

01:02:23   years and years but work stuff is blue [TS]

01:02:27   personal stuff is green health stuff is [TS]

01:02:33   red [TS]

01:02:34   I have free time is blocked off in [TS]

01:02:37   yellow the changes calendar it's very [TS]

01:02:40   important I use the color orange for the [TS]

01:02:43   changes calendar not because that's the [TS]

01:02:45   color that I want to use but it's [TS]

01:02:46   because it's the color that stands out [TS]

01:02:47   the most on Apple calendar one thing [TS]

01:02:49   that i am kinda frustrated with the [TS]

01:02:50   Apple calendar thing is how it wants to [TS]

01:02:52   make everything super pale which is very [TS]

01:02:54   frustrating but they're orange color [TS]

01:02:57   happened to stand out the most [TS]

01:02:58   even when it was pale so like eight [TS]

01:03:00   years ago because of this way that Apple [TS]

01:03:03   calendar works like I chose orange as my [TS]

01:03:05   changes color like forever until the end [TS]

01:03:07   of time now changes always will be an [TS]

01:03:09   orange I think about the song is gonna [TS]

01:03:11   be in my head all day now and i have [TS]

01:03:16   holidays as pink and posts and podcasts [TS]

01:03:23   and stuff are also blue because from my [TS]

01:03:24   perspective they are a subsection of [TS]

01:03:26   work and purple i use for nothing [TS]

01:03:29   because purple is an abomination [TS]

01:03:32   so because of the amount comes i have I [TS]

01:03:34   effectively don't have any color overlap [TS]

01:03:37   so I have podcasts calendar which is [TS]

01:03:41   orange and on that calendar is my [TS]

01:03:43   recordings but also calls and [TS]

01:03:45   appointments related to podcasts go in [TS]

01:03:48   orange [TS]

01:03:49   I have a cortex calendar which is yellow [TS]

01:03:51   mhm adina that's no yellows free time [TS]

01:03:55   though Mike that's all wrong [TS]

01:03:56   wow I thought I could do about it hang [TS]

01:03:58   on a second is there a gray color sleep [TS]

01:04:01   is growing all right i need to have to [TS]

01:04:03   change the color of my contacts calendar [TS]

01:04:05   to gray how did I not think of this [TS]

01:04:06   partner who from edina has a camera that [TS]

01:04:10   she shares at me which is just kind of [TS]

01:04:12   things that she's doing and that's green [TS]

01:04:13   my general calendar is blue [TS]

01:04:16   this is all wrong this is subjectively [TS]

01:04:19   alright subject there you go that's it [TS]

01:04:21   subjectively all wrong [TS]

01:04:22   I have a can of the cord work which is [TS]

01:04:25   also green but nothing goes on there [TS]

01:04:26   anymore because I don't have a job I [TS]

01:04:30   have a red calendar called holiday mom I [TS]

01:04:33   have a yellow canonical gigs for [TS]

01:04:36   concerts but I don't go to concerts [TS]

01:04:37   anymore so cortex and gigs being the [TS]

01:04:40   same thing like pigs it hasn't been used [TS]

01:04:41   in years what a bizarrely specific [TS]

01:04:45   calendar to have I used to go in my in [TS]

01:04:48   my prime I used to go to about two [TS]

01:04:49   concerts a week [TS]

01:04:51   oh that's why that that's okay and then [TS]

01:04:54   me and Audrina have a shared calendar [TS]

01:04:56   which is purple but now any gigs and [TS]

01:04:59   concerts and stuff would go in the [TS]

01:05:00   purple calendar because most likely me [TS]

01:05:02   and it would be going together i also [TS]

01:05:04   have a dark blue calendar which is our [TS]

01:05:07   live show schedule calendar but I'd hide [TS]

01:05:10   that I don't see it because i already [TS]

01:05:11   have all of that and orange that I need [TS]

01:05:13   to know about and I have a dark green [TS]

01:05:15   calendar which is invites to my google [TS]

01:05:17   account there you go little tip here for [TS]

01:05:20   you might get together that that gives [TS]

01:05:22   calendar I do have one other calendar [TS]

01:05:24   which is gray which is just called old [TS]

01:05:26   calendars when you go to delete a [TS]

01:05:29   calendar that you no longer need apples [TS]

01:05:32   calendar program asks if you want to [TS]

01:05:33   move it to move all of the past events [TS]

01:05:35   to a different calendar and so I have [TS]

01:05:37   one calendar called old calendar that is [TS]

01:05:39   just a collection of things that don't [TS]

01:05:41   exist anymore like all of the various [TS]

01:05:44   calendars I used to have to manage [TS]

01:05:45   school stuff i've deleted those [TS]

01:05:48   calendars because i don't use them [TS]

01:05:50   anymore but the events are still all [TS]

01:05:52   there in this great out old calendar so [TS]

01:05:54   i can go back and look and say oh what [TS]

01:05:57   was my schedule like when I was teaching [TS]

01:05:59   six years ago a tech school in case I [TS]

01:06:01   ever need to see it so that that's a way [TS]

01:06:03   that you can still keep all of the old [TS]

01:06:05   stuff without having to have your [TS]

01:06:08   sidebar cluttered up with calendars that [TS]

01:06:09   you haven't used in years like you do so [TS]

01:06:11   good idea [TS]

01:06:12   nothing here that I'm currently changing [TS]

01:06:15   that [TS]

01:06:16   there we go to the record cortex condors [TS]

01:06:18   is now is now grey there you go that's [TS]

01:06:21   that's what I'm proud of myself now [TS]

01:06:23   fantastic and it is still the wrong [TS]

01:06:25   color because greys for sleep or for [TS]

01:06:27   archives calendars [TS]

01:06:28   oh yeah yeah I can i go how can I got in [TS]

01:06:31   that room that use that [TS]

01:06:32   yeah it's just like hearing you even [TS]

01:06:36   describe something like whatever was [TS]

01:06:38   just a work calendar being green my [TS]

01:06:40   brain just rebelles against that was [TS]

01:06:41   like two green it's for personal data [TS]

01:06:44   but fantastical on iOS doesn't have a [TS]

01:06:47   gray color so it's going back to yellow [TS]

01:06:52   you can pick an exact color and [TS]

01:06:54   fantastical it'll it'll just sink over [TS]

01:06:56   on iOS Oh didn't it didn't do that oh my [TS]

01:07:00   god now my colors are changed [TS]

01:07:02   why did that happen I can't give you [TS]

01:07:06   live tech support while recording a [TS]

01:07:08   podcast Mike why they changed the colors [TS]

01:07:10   are all garbage anyway so it doesn't [TS]

01:07:11   matter that quick calendar tip which i [TS]

01:07:19   really like this thing is a thing that I [TS]

01:07:21   do all the time [TS]

01:07:21   fantastical on iOS has a today widgets [TS]

01:07:29   that you can install the thing that I [TS]

01:07:31   like about it is that you can set only [TS]

01:07:36   some calendars to appear in the today [TS]

01:07:39   widget and this is one of the little [TS]

01:07:42   habits that i have that every morning I [TS]

01:07:43   swipe down on notification center and [TS]

01:07:46   look at that little widget because it's [TS]

01:07:48   a great way for me to just see what [TS]

01:07:52   things have to happen today [TS]

01:07:55   so in fantastical i have it set so that [TS]

01:07:57   my changes calendar [TS]

01:08:00   hello Internet calendar the cortex [TS]

01:08:02   calendar and the posts calendar are the [TS]

01:08:06   only things that show up in that [TS]

01:08:08   fantastical widget right so like when I [TS]

01:08:12   swipe down on it today [TS]

01:08:14   it shows me there are 2 items that are [TS]

01:08:15   all day items which are the posts which [TS]

01:08:18   is the next video in the next episode of [TS]

01:08:20   Hello internet are each going up today [TS]

01:08:22   and then it lists record cortex and it [TS]

01:08:24   shows the exact time so i really love [TS]

01:08:27   that too always just have a quick little [TS]

01:08:29   overview of I don't want to see the [TS]

01:08:30   whole calendar i just want to see a [TS]

01:08:33   subset of my calendars and i love that [TS]

01:08:35   like I use that every morning every day [TS]

01:08:38   to kind of orient myself about what what [TS]

01:08:41   is going to happen today big picture [TS]

01:08:43   wise [TS]

01:08:45   is there anything in this system that's [TS]

01:08:48   missing like it is that they're things [TS]

01:08:50   that you wish your system did better or [TS]

01:08:53   things that you've tried to implement [TS]

01:08:54   and have failed to do the one thing that [TS]

01:08:57   I would like that I've i have tried to [TS]

01:09:02   replicate in in some ways but I wish [TS]

01:09:07   there was was better notifications for [TS]

01:09:11   different kinds of items so I would like [TS]

01:09:14   to know that like that the do app timer [TS]

01:09:19   that that app has this great feature [TS]

01:09:21   which is like this little remind me [TS]

01:09:23   every five minutes when the timer goes [TS]

01:09:24   off feature i absolutely love that and I [TS]

01:09:29   wish a calendar app had something that [TS]

01:09:31   was similar to that like keep bugging me [TS]

01:09:33   about this thing when it's supposed to [TS]

01:09:37   start like don't just again because so [TS]

01:09:40   many of the things on my calendar art [TS]

01:09:41   things that don't absolutely have to [TS]

01:09:44   happen so like with with going to the [TS]

01:09:46   gym for example I would love to be able [TS]

01:09:48   to have my calendar nag me about that [TS]

01:09:51   repeatedly instead of just once having a [TS]

01:09:54   little notification come up that's [TS]

01:09:57   probably the only thing that I would [TS]

01:09:58   like there are there are a couple ways [TS]

01:09:59   that I'm getting around that using a few [TS]

01:10:02   apps we might talk about it some point [TS]

01:10:03   in the future but it would be nice if [TS]

01:10:05   that was directly built into a calendar [TS]

01:10:07   i think anything i'm missing is for a [TS]

01:10:12   kind of their app to complete all the [TS]

01:10:13   things on my calendar for me without [TS]

01:10:15   media into anything so maybe i can join [TS]

01:10:17   you in the meta that would be that would [TS]

01:10:21   be quite nice i would like that too [TS]

01:10:23   same with the new app if i get to do app [TS]

01:10:25   that would actually do the items for me [TS]

01:10:26   that'd be perfect [TS]

01:10:28   cool do but none i don't do anything [TS]

01:10:30   they don't do anything that's worthless [TS]

01:10:32   where he could not do right undone [TS]

01:10:37   that's going to be the name of my to-do [TS]

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01:12:34   fan have you found us an office space ya [TS]

01:12:36   ice watching you sorry haha no i have [TS]

01:12:43   not found us an office space i will [TS]

01:12:45   never find us on office space never say [TS]

01:12:47   never [TS]

01:12:48   I'm saying Never Never Say Never already [TS]

01:12:52   did Mike what if it's huge [TS]

01:12:54   what if i win the lottery and offer to [TS]

01:12:59   apply a massive complex for the two of [TS]

01:13:02   us but you just need to find it and it's [TS]

01:13:04   big enough that we'll never run into [TS]

01:13:06   each other but it will be the same [TS]

01:13:07   building [TS]

01:13:08   ok listen i will agree to that [TS]

01:13:10   if we have separate elevators on [TS]

01:13:12   separate sides of a building that go to [TS]

01:13:14   separate floors at that that's my [TS]

01:13:16   conditions there you go Mike [TS]

01:13:18   all I know what I'm trying to do is [TS]

01:13:20   understand the parameters so i have now [TS]

01:13:23   established them that's fine so now you [TS]

01:13:25   can never say never [TS]

01:13:26   okay yeah there you go you're right [TS]

01:13:28   never with a master's got em [TS]

01:13:32   functionally equivalent Never Never Say [TS]

01:13:36   Never is a problematic phrase don't know [TS]

01:13:42   where to go with that you don't need to [TS]

01:13:44   go anywhere but just left you hanging in [TS]

01:13:45   there [TS]

01:13:46   I don't know what to say so how is your [TS]

01:13:50   officers going not well Mike no no not [TS]

01:13:55   well it's not going it's not going well [TS]

01:13:57   at all [TS]

01:13:57   uh-oh i'm assuming is nowhere can [TS]

01:13:59   provide you for you require remember a [TS]

01:14:04   few episodes ago we talked about the [TS]

01:14:08   horrors of be open plan office and so my [TS]

01:14:15   initial probings into trying to find [TS]

01:14:19   office space have revealed that the [TS]

01:14:21   open-plan office is a virus that has [TS]

01:14:24   taken over everywhere and so okay when [TS]

01:14:30   I'm when I'm thinking about on i'm going [TS]

01:14:32   to get an office for myself and my [TS]

01:14:34   father is self employed as a lawyer and [TS]

01:14:36   when I was a kid he had various offices [TS]

01:14:40   that he rented in different locations [TS]

01:14:42   like then they were office buildings [TS]

01:14:44   that had many offices that people could [TS]

01:14:46   rent and this is sort of what I had in [TS]

01:14:48   my mind that I want to try to find [TS]

01:14:49   something like this but looking around [TS]

01:14:51   all of the relatively new office [TS]

01:14:56   buildings and buildings within like the [TS]

01:14:58   last 10 years are all built as single [TS]

01:15:03   endless open floors [TS]

01:15:06   yeah so that they're like the building [TS]

01:15:09   itself doesn't even have any structure [TS]

01:15:11   within its to provide for private [TS]

01:15:13   offices for people it's just endless [TS]

01:15:16   open floors and so when i try to contact [TS]

01:15:18   some places and say oh do you have [TS]

01:15:20   office space for rent [TS]

01:15:21   they say why yes we do [TS]

01:15:24   how many tables do you need as I oh no [TS]

01:15:27   what do you mean like oh well we have a [TS]

01:15:30   grid of ten by ten tables / floor that [TS]

01:15:33   we're friends out to companies how many [TS]

01:15:35   of those tables would you like on the [TS]

01:15:36   floor you gotta be kidding me [TS]

01:15:38   that sounds awful for companies that's [TS]

01:15:40   not at all what I'm looking for you have [TS]

01:15:42   any private space and like what do you [TS]

01:15:44   mean by private you mean like with the [TS]

01:15:46   door now we don't do doors that's that's [TS]

01:15:48   the response that i often get but I say [TS]

01:15:51   the open plans thing is like a virus [TS]

01:15:53   because even trying to find office space [TS]

01:15:56   and what to me look like older buildings [TS]

01:15:59   it seems like many of them on the [TS]

01:16:01   interior have converted as much as they [TS]

01:16:03   can to open plan space so I've seen a [TS]

01:16:07   few buildings were thinking surely [TS]

01:16:08   building when you were originally made [TS]

01:16:10   because this is london right so the [TS]

01:16:12   building's thousands of years old [TS]

01:16:14   you weren't built with an open-plan [TS]

01:16:16   office in mind but clearly at some point [TS]

01:16:19   you realized it was more profitable to [TS]

01:16:21   sell office space by the desk and by the [TS]

01:16:25   floor and so you just got rid of all of [TS]

01:16:27   the interior walls so it has not been [TS]

01:16:29   promising so far Mike it has been it has [TS]

01:16:31   been disappointing to be looking for a [TS]

01:16:33   place that is private as opposed to a a [TS]

01:16:36   place that is just a table in a room of [TS]

01:16:38   other tables so you've been conducting [TS]

01:16:40   this such personally I have been [TS]

01:16:45   personally approaching buildings that [TS]

01:16:47   i'm aware of and I've had my assistant [TS]

01:16:49   searching out various options and [TS]

01:16:53   neither of them have returned promising [TS]

01:16:55   results so far I feel like you might [TS]

01:16:56   need to go to accompany you know that w [TS]

01:17:00   can provide you can just provide this [TS]

01:17:02   search for you i was wondering if such a [TS]

01:17:04   thing exists i go there but there must [TS]

01:17:06   be companies that can do this there has [TS]

01:17:08   to be if there are letting agents for [TS]

01:17:11   personal property there are letting [TS]

01:17:14   agents for commercial property [TS]

01:17:16   yeah i guess there i guess they have to [TS]

01:17:17   be but the problem is is I am on a very [TS]

01:17:19   strange scale of it i don't think so [TS]

01:17:24   you're a small business there are small [TS]

01:17:26   businesses looking for offices [TS]

01:17:27   yeah maybe I don't know everything I've [TS]

01:17:31   come across is just weirdly wrong in a [TS]

01:17:34   in a bunch of ways and it's it's just [TS]

01:17:36   frustrating because it feels like I [TS]

01:17:37   in central London there are offices [TS]

01:17:39   everywhere this commercial real estate [TS]

01:17:42   in every direction as far as the eye can [TS]

01:17:44   see they're sad office drones working in [TS]

01:17:47   every building i think through all the [TS]

01:17:48   windows and many of those buildings have [TS]

01:17:50   phone numbers on them that you can call [TS]

01:17:52   about for office space but just none of [TS]

01:17:54   them so far I've had private office [TS]

01:17:55   space [TS]

01:17:56   the only places that do have private [TS]

01:17:58   office spaces that have found so far are [TS]

01:18:00   unacceptable because they are out of [TS]

01:18:04   central London yeah and then suddenly is [TS]

01:18:07   like wait a minute i can get some nice [TS]

01:18:10   offices that might work for me just as a [TS]

01:18:13   single person but then suddenly i have [TS]

01:18:16   made for myself the morning commute it [TS]

01:18:19   like that huh i have worked too long and [TS]

01:18:25   too hard to work myself back into a [TS]

01:18:30   commute like no no I have done that for [TS]

01:18:33   many years and I cannot imagine like I'm [TS]

01:18:36   not getting on the underground at six in [TS]

01:18:38   the morning for a 30 minute train ride [TS]

01:18:40   out to the outer rim of London just to [TS]

01:18:43   have a private office like a no this is [TS]

01:18:45   and come join us out here the office [TS]

01:18:47   space is plentiful you're not 30 minutes [TS]

01:18:50   away you're like two hours away about [TS]

01:18:51   two hours away [TS]

01:18:53   I'm 45 minutes from the center of London [TS]

01:18:55   45 minutes from the center line you [TS]

01:18:58   might as well you're just you're not [TS]

01:19:00   even in London technically are you know [TS]

01:19:03   yes there you go it's just too far i'm [TS]

01:19:05   in another County yeah that's no good no [TS]

01:19:08   good at all like out there with your [TS]

01:19:10   tumbleweeds not interested I'm very [TS]

01:19:12   aware of that the don't need you to tell [TS]

01:19:15   me but that is exactly the problem like [TS]

01:19:20   here is here is the seductive part about [TS]

01:19:23   living in the center of the city even [TS]

01:19:25   for all of the the problems that has [TS]

01:19:27   like incredibly high costs frustratingly [TS]

01:19:30   small places to live the seductive part [TS]

01:19:33   about where I live is everything I need [TS]

01:19:37   in my whole life is within walking [TS]

01:19:39   distance and so my co-working space my [TS]

01:19:43   gym several grocery stores a couple of [TS]

01:19:47   parks even my wife's place of employment [TS]

01:19:51   and is within walking distance and so [TS]

01:19:53   like I've occasionally met her after [TS]

01:19:54   work to walk home like ninety-nine [TS]

01:19:56   percent of everything I need I can walk [TS]

01:19:58   to within 15 or 20 minutes at the [TS]

01:20:02   absolute most [TS]

01:20:05   that's just absolutely great and so what [TS]

01:20:08   I would just I just want like magically [TS]

01:20:10   there to be an office space that i can [TS]

01:20:13   rent that is also within this tiny [TS]

01:20:15   radius of of my world but so far so far [TS]

01:20:18   nothing like it is sad is disappointing [TS]

01:20:21   we did have some follow-up about your [TS]

01:20:24   working environment in general because [TS]

01:20:26   there were quite a few people taken with [TS]

01:20:29   how you were working and the kind of [TS]

01:20:31   constraints that you put yourself in [TS]

01:20:33   during the location to who and and [TS]

01:20:36   fireballs 73 on reddit pointed out [TS]

01:20:41   something that you were surprised about [TS]

01:20:43   the iphones very interesting which is [TS]

01:20:47   the idea that many bands go to remote [TS]

01:20:50   locations to record their albums this is [TS]

01:20:53   a very normal thing so for example a [TS]

01:20:56   band from London may go to a recording [TS]

01:20:58   studio in LA to record their album and [TS]

01:21:02   this can be for for a few different [TS]

01:21:03   reasons but sometimes it's just to get [TS]

01:21:06   the feel of a different city to help [TS]

01:21:08   them with the music right like to kind [TS]

01:21:10   of inspire them creatively that are in [TS]

01:21:12   different surroundings and it might make [TS]

01:21:14   them record different sounding music you [TS]

01:21:17   know some people will go to a specific [TS]

01:21:18   place because they're trying to capture [TS]

01:21:19   the sound of that place therein no music [TS]

01:21:23   and some people do it so they just away [TS]

01:21:25   from the usual distractions of their day [TS]

01:21:28   i'm not sure if you were trying to [TS]

01:21:30   capture the sights and sounds of [TS]

01:21:31   amsterdam for your recent video or not [TS]

01:21:35   you know I guess people can make their [TS]

01:21:36   mind up about that depending on how many [TS]

01:21:38   colors are in the video i guess but this [TS]

01:21:42   is something that you're clearly not [TS]

01:21:43   alone in doing i know i'm not alone [TS]

01:21:46   doing this [TS]

01:21:47   yeah I didn't know I didn't know about [TS]

01:21:48   bands yes I'm not interested in the [TS]

01:21:50   world of music really but yeah i was i [TS]

01:21:52   was surprised by like always this thing [TS]

01:21:53   and apparently it is the thing but it it [TS]

01:21:55   makes sense in retrospect that like oh [TS]

01:21:56   yeah of course that that is something [TS]

01:21:58   that i could see bands definitely doing [TS]

01:22:00   for the exact same reason that i did [TS]

01:22:02   it's like app [TS]

01:22:03   having a different environment and also [TS]

01:22:04   having a environment where you are out [TS]

01:22:08   of the normalcy of your life is very [TS]

01:22:11   effective for limited periods of time [TS]

01:22:13   and also meet by on reddit wondered if [TS]

01:22:19   and I i thought was quite an interesting [TS]

01:22:20   idea if your brain could maybe be [TS]

01:22:23   tricked by different lighting into [TS]

01:22:25   thinking that you're working in [TS]

01:22:26   different scenarios that you consider [TS]

01:22:28   something like this so they suggested [TS]

01:22:30   maybe one of these bulbs that you can [TS]

01:22:32   change the lights of like a Phillips you [TS]

01:22:34   or something like that [TS]

01:22:36   Oh Mike my house already has a few [TS]

01:22:39   lightbulbs in every socket [TS]

01:22:43   what do you use them for I first thought [TS]

01:22:45   that this was i don't know like a [TS]

01:22:49   gimmick the hue light bulbs [TS]

01:22:51   I can't remember why i got the very [TS]

01:22:53   first one but I had some specific reason [TS]

01:22:55   why I want to just try one out and then [TS]

01:22:57   as soon as you have one [TS]

01:22:58   yo I want every light bulb in the house [TS]

01:23:00   to be just like this they are [TS]

01:23:05   surprisingly surprisingly handy and the [TS]

01:23:08   the thing that's really great is again [TS]

01:23:11   on notification center when I pull it [TS]

01:23:14   down on any of my iOS devices i use an [TS]

01:23:16   app called i connect Hugh and this [TS]

01:23:20   allows me to have presets for the lights [TS]

01:23:23   in the house so at any point I can turn [TS]

01:23:24   all the lights on and off or change it [TS]

01:23:26   to a whole bunch of presets that my my [TS]

01:23:28   wife and I have made and it is just [TS]

01:23:32   really great and really convenient to be [TS]

01:23:34   able to do that so we have different [TS]

01:23:37   settings for movies we have we have two [TS]

01:23:41   movie settings one which is called [TS]

01:23:42   serious movie and then we have another [TS]

01:23:44   one which is called not-so-serious movie [TS]

01:23:46   which is depending on how much we want [TS]

01:23:49   the lights up or down we're watching a [TS]

01:23:51   movie together but not so serious movie [TS]

01:23:53   has brighter lights because we're going [TS]

01:23:55   to be getting up and going to the [TS]

01:23:56   kitchen and moving around more because [TS]

01:23:57   we're not paying attention as much [TS]

01:23:59   there's a setting that I use all the [TS]

01:24:00   time which is that i tend to go to bed [TS]

01:24:02   much earlier than my wife does but she [TS]

01:24:05   doesn't want the the lights in the [TS]

01:24:07   bedroom all the way off when she comes [TS]

01:24:09   to bed she can't find her way and the [TS]

01:24:11   room like it doesn't want to stumble [TS]

01:24:12   over stuff to have a setting that i use [TS]

01:24:14   which has the lights very low [TS]

01:24:17   and very red in the bedroom when i'm [TS]

01:24:19   going to sleeps like it doesn't bother [TS]

01:24:20   me but it's still visible for her to to [TS]

01:24:23   move around like boy is that great use [TS]

01:24:25   them every single day [TS]

01:24:26   there are a few other things that we use [TS]

01:24:29   them for but this person mentioning [TS]

01:24:31   about tricking with the lighting like my [TS]

01:24:35   wife does have it set so that all of the [TS]

01:24:38   lights in the house [TS]

01:24:40   slowly come on when she gets up in the [TS]

01:24:42   morning she wakes up later than i [TS]

01:24:44   usually do and think that is a very nice [TS]

01:24:49   feature she also has one of these [TS]

01:24:51   Phillips sunrise alarm clocks which [TS]

01:24:54   tried to wake you by having this kind of [TS]

01:24:56   fake sunrise happen in the room i wish i [TS]

01:25:01   could use these because I wake up [TS]

01:25:03   earlier than my wife and it doesn't make [TS]

01:25:05   sense from the for her to wake up at the [TS]

01:25:07   time that i'm going to wake up so if one [TS]

01:25:09   of us is going to get the sunrise it's [TS]

01:25:11   going to be her but let me tell you [TS]

01:25:12   anybody out there who's trying to wake [TS]

01:25:15   up in the mornings the the light trick [TS]

01:25:18   is amazingly effective like it really [TS]

01:25:22   does help you wake up quite naturally to [TS]

01:25:24   have the lights slowly come on like the [TS]

01:25:26   half an hour before you want to wake up [TS]

01:25:28   you should totally do it [TS]

01:25:29   I really want one of these [TS]

01:25:34   I really want one of these light bulb [TS]

01:25:36   systems the only reason we haven't done [TS]

01:25:38   it is i don't know what the light [TS]

01:25:40   fixtures are going to be in the house we [TS]

01:25:42   move to so I don't want to go ahead and [TS]

01:25:44   buy all of that stuff now and then have [TS]

01:25:47   to change in six months [TS]

01:25:48   it's a big investment like the hue light [TS]

01:25:50   bulbs are not cheap they're not cheap at [TS]

01:25:52   all so you don't want to buy a whole [TS]

01:25:55   bunch and then and then realize you need [TS]

01:25:56   different ones in six months that that's [TS]

01:25:58   no good [TS]

01:25:59   so have you tried anything like this to [TS]

01:26:01   to maybe have a setting for podcast [TS]

01:26:04   editing a setting for script writing and [TS]

01:26:06   to maybe try and trick your brain into [TS]

01:26:08   the different location that way i don't [TS]

01:26:11   explicitly do that with work I do so I [TS]

01:26:15   do sort of do it because i like the [TS]

01:26:18   lights at a different setting that my [TS]

01:26:19   wife does so I like them much whiter and [TS]

01:26:23   brighter than she does [TS]

01:26:24   and so when she's gone I set them that [TS]

01:26:26   way and then I have them actually [TS]

01:26:28   automatically slowly [TS]

01:26:30   set back to her preferred setting around [TS]

01:26:32   the time that she comes home so there is [TS]

01:26:34   this interesting thing that happens in [TS]

01:26:35   your brain like I'm ambient Lee you [TS]

01:26:37   aware of about the time she is coming [TS]

01:26:40   home because the lights have changed [TS]

01:26:41   ever so slightly [TS]

01:26:43   it's interesting that your brain does [TS]

01:26:44   learn to pick up on these q's i am not [TS]

01:26:48   sure that like the lighting effect I [TS]

01:26:52   imagine is maybe five or ten percent [TS]

01:26:55   helpful and I think ninety percent of [TS]

01:26:57   the battle for me is having a different [TS]

01:27:00   location that i can go to that is not [TS]

01:27:01   working in my house so why like it's [TS]

01:27:03   like oh yeah maybe they would be helpful [TS]

01:27:05   really what I still just want to focus [TS]

01:27:07   on is trying to find an office and a [TS]

01:27:09   dedicated space for writing and editing [TS]

01:27:13   work and things like that that that's [TS]

01:27:15   going to help me way more than messing [TS]

01:27:17   around with the lights and trying to [TS]

01:27:19   train my brain like you when the lights [TS]

01:27:20   are blue [TS]

01:27:21   you're supposed to be writing and [TS]

01:27:23   Gabriel's suggested the idea of if mean [TS]

01:27:27   you were to ever share just space and [TS]

01:27:29   it's never gonna happen [TS]

01:27:30   yeah we're not going to share it is ok [TS]

01:27:31   it would make for a fantastic sitcom [TS]

01:27:34   which I agree with and I i have a title [TS]

01:27:39   for that sitcom if we ever decided to go [TS]

01:27:43   ahead and make it maybe you two can [TS]

01:27:45   throw some of that red money our way now [TS]

01:27:47   and we can make an original and I feel [TS]

01:27:49   like we should call it the gray area no [TS]

01:27:53   such a good name [TS]

01:27:54   I'm just saying youtube if you want to [TS]

01:27:56   throw some money because he you know [TS]

01:27:58   gray will bend to this if you throw [TS]

01:28:00   enough money at him you said before they [TS]

01:28:03   will sell out so you can you can call me [TS]

01:28:06   up with a picture my business cards in [TS]

01:28:08   the show notes so summon up make it [TS]

01:28:11   happen [TS]

01:28:11   gray area you need to be so many zeros [TS]

01:28:16   on their check [TS]

01:28:17   so many zeros they got the money [TS]

01:28:34   can we just briefly mention American [TS]

01:28:37   Truck Simulator I have nothing to add [TS]

01:28:38   about this i think it's like it just it [TS]

01:28:41   let's not talk about that now i want to [TS]

01:28:44   talk about because I've been playing the [TS]

01:28:46   hell yeah i know you have but let's save [TS]

01:28:48   it until next time the hell out of it [TS]

01:28:52   I have made many trips i'm saving for a [TS]

01:28:53   truck I'm sorry we'll talk about next [TS]

01:28:55   time [TS]