Cortex 18: King in a Castle


00:00:00   hello uh-huh so much just work you up so [TS]

00:00:04   i have completed so far only half of a [TS]

00:00:07   journey to becoming them in euro truck [TS]

00:00:09   simulator [TS]

00:00:10   uh-huh i played maybe I don't know for [TS]

00:00:14   like half an hour or something like that [TS]

00:00:16   after our first conversation about it [TS]

00:00:18   hasn't come back to it yet but I plan to [TS]

00:00:21   it's a super interesting game it's so [TS]

00:00:23   with you see what i mean it's it's not [TS]

00:00:26   exactly a games not a game it's it's a [TS]

00:00:29   thing that you can do on the computer [TS]

00:00:31   which is game like but it isn't really a [TS]

00:00:35   game you want another way that I know [TS]

00:00:37   that this isn't a game how when I [TS]

00:00:39   started playing it I ran straight for a [TS]

00:00:42   red light because i was playing it like [TS]

00:00:45   Grand Theft water [TS]

00:00:46   I was just like drive it was like all no [TS]

00:00:49   wait there are the rules i have to [TS]

00:00:51   observe which are real-world rules this [TS]

00:00:53   isn't a game anymore when I i was [TS]

00:00:56   showing my wife euro truck simulator the [TS]

00:01:00   very first time it's like okay I have to [TS]

00:01:02   pull out of this garage and drive down [TS]

00:01:04   the street and I turn the corner and [TS]

00:01:06   there's a red light and I stopped for a [TS]

00:01:08   red light and her opinion was you have [TS]

00:01:10   to see you have to stop for red lights [TS]

00:01:12   in this virtual world and then she [TS]

00:01:14   looking around realizing that there's [TS]

00:01:15   also cars here it's like there's traffic [TS]

00:01:17   that was it right it's like nope not [TS]

00:01:19   interested in what this is the thing I [TS]

00:01:21   was like all this game is super calming [TS]

00:01:23   until I look at the GPS realize there's [TS]

00:01:25   a turn coming up so we have to take the [TS]

00:01:26   time and then kill 20 people such as [TS]

00:01:29   this isn't common at all we talk about [TS]

00:01:31   kill 20 people there's this is a [TS]

00:01:33   depopulated universe there's no people [TS]

00:01:34   on the sides of the roads a line of cars [TS]

00:01:37   i nearly careered into yeah you can [TS]

00:01:39   career into other cars but they're fine [TS]

00:01:41   what happens if you do crash into [TS]

00:01:43   somebody the worst that happens is that [TS]

00:01:45   you end up flipping the truck you not [TS]

00:01:47   you haven't flipped the truck and have [TS]

00:01:48   you love what you to flip the public can [TS]

00:01:51   just if you try to take two sharp of [TS]

00:01:53   just like in real life Mike just like in [TS]

00:01:55   real life if you try to take two sharp [TS]

00:01:57   of a turn you can flip your truck and [TS]

00:02:00   then the only thing that happens really [TS]

00:02:01   is that you have to call this little [TS]

00:02:03   button which says press e to call [TS]

00:02:05   emergency services but really all that [TS]

00:02:07   happens is they tell you to the nearest [TS]

00:02:09   town and [TS]

00:02:09   you lose a bunch of time and you have to [TS]

00:02:11   pay a bunch of money in fines but even [TS]

00:02:13   then it's like okay just you know start [TS]

00:02:15   driving again hopefully you are late [TS]

00:02:17   with your delivery [TS]

00:02:18   the truck is surely damaged beyond [TS]

00:02:19   repair at that point that you have to [TS]

00:02:21   pay a bunch of repairs that's you know [TS]

00:02:23   just a bunch of money that you lose you [TS]

00:02:25   know it's not about that Mike it's about [TS]

00:02:27   driving across virtual Germany that's [TS]

00:02:31   what the game is because you've just put [TS]

00:02:33   out a video very recently which are [TS]

00:02:34   going to talk about a little later on [TS]

00:02:36   i'm assuming that right now you're in [TS]

00:02:38   post video video game mode [TS]

00:02:40   yeah normally I would be and and frankly [TS]

00:02:44   I really should be because I i am in no [TS]

00:02:47   mental state to do anything not even [TS]

00:02:49   record this very podcast that we're [TS]

00:02:51   doing right now here we shouldn't be [TS]

00:02:53   doing this because for reasons we might [TS]

00:02:56   get to I'm really out of my mind at the [TS]

00:02:58   moment but unfortunately i have just a [TS]

00:03:01   bunch of administrative work that I [TS]

00:03:03   really have to catch up on before a [TS]

00:03:06   certain deadline and so i'm actually [TS]

00:03:08   still doing regular work now so i'm not [TS]

00:03:11   i'm not in my normal glorious i'm going [TS]

00:03:13   to take a few days off and just play [TS]

00:03:17   some games mode i'm still in working [TS]

00:03:19   mode but it's like a work light mode for [TS]

00:03:21   the next couple days but i would i would [TS]

00:03:23   genuinely be i would genuinely much [TS]

00:03:25   rather be driving a truck right now is [TS]

00:03:27   that the game that you will be playing [TS]

00:03:28   like because obviously this this time [TS]

00:03:30   this video game time will come soonish i [TS]

00:03:32   guess yeah i think your truck simulator [TS]

00:03:35   is all that I would be mentally capable [TS]

00:03:36   of right now that's the head that's why [TS]

00:03:39   that game is attracting me it's not like [TS]

00:03:41   oh you know prison architect or rimworld [TS]

00:03:44   or any of these various games like you [TS]

00:03:47   know whether all too complicated I all I [TS]

00:03:48   can handle right now is a truck that's [TS]

00:03:50   all i could do you have a plate goat [TS]

00:03:52   simulator know it looks really dumb [TS]

00:03:55   it's a well ok it's damas euro truck [TS]

00:03:59   simulator gray you know your truck [TS]

00:04:02   simulator is not dumb and I will not [TS]

00:04:04   stand for you saying that it is done [TS]

00:04:06   ok what goes simulator I've been playing [TS]

00:04:08   this right because I came to the [TS]

00:04:10   realization i bought an apple TV right [TS]

00:04:12   and i bought the controller the [TS]

00:04:14   Bluetooth controller and then realized [TS]

00:04:17   that the Bluetooth controller can play [TS]

00:04:19   games on my iPad so i've been using up [TS]

00:04:22   in place and [TS]

00:04:23   my ipad attitude control on one of them [TS]

00:04:25   is goat simulator [TS]

00:04:26   wait a second wait a second backup I'm [TS]

00:04:28   going back out when you say the [TS]

00:04:30   Bluetooth controller you don't mean the [TS]

00:04:32   apple remote right [TS]

00:04:33   you mean something else no I pulled the [TS]

00:04:35   one that they're promoting like a [TS]

00:04:37   gamepad is called nimbus steal something [TS]

00:04:39   like that so I'm not Apple once they [TS]

00:04:41   have been told the press shots like [TS]

00:04:43   here's a bunch of control that we [TS]

00:04:44   recommend that you buy basically I'm I'm [TS]

00:04:48   unaware of this you have a link to see [TS]

00:04:50   what looks like if you just go to hang [TS]

00:04:53   on i'm i'm bringing up it like in the [TS]

00:04:56   time it takes me to get the link like [TS]

00:04:58   you could just go to apple.com and click [TS]

00:05:01   tv my searching for Nimbus controller [TS]

00:05:04   that's what I'm doing nimbus steel just [TS]

00:05:07   it just gives me Mom where am I Mike why [TS]

00:05:10   isn't there just the link job it's this [TS]

00:05:13   one dealing with today i have like a [TS]

00:05:16   baby great i'm taking care of this is [TS]

00:05:19   exactly what you're dealing on right [TS]

00:05:21   ok he go this is the one where is that [TS]

00:05:24   where are you sending this is on skype i [TS]

00:05:26   sent you know I message I message [TS]

00:05:28   ok all right ok so that that's that's [TS]

00:05:31   what I just wondering i happen to just [TS]

00:05:33   moments before we started recording the [TS]

00:05:35   podcast I got a delivery of my steam [TS]

00:05:37   controller which i'm curious to try out [TS]

00:05:39   but i have a chance to even open the box [TS]

00:05:41   yet that's interesting i grew up in the [TS]

00:05:45   console world of Super Nintendo 'he's [TS]

00:05:46   and Nintendo's so those were the last [TS]

00:05:49   controllers that I ever used and for me [TS]

00:05:52   the time that the n64 came around which [TS]

00:05:55   was the first like 3d dual-stick or [TS]

00:05:57   actually single stick controller [TS]

00:05:59   universe came by i never really played [TS]

00:06:02   much n64 so I never really had much [TS]

00:06:04   experience with these kind of stick [TS]

00:06:05   controllers because by that point I [TS]

00:06:07   transitioned to the pc as all superior [TS]

00:06:10   players do and i've been using mice and [TS]

00:06:12   keyboard for gaming for forever but i [TS]

00:06:15   did order the steam controller so I was [TS]

00:06:16   kind of curious about how it works but [TS]

00:06:18   so you're telling me this thing that you [TS]

00:06:20   got you can connect it over bluetooth to [TS]

00:06:22   your iPad and then just like set your [TS]

00:06:25   ipad up on the stand and play some games [TS]

00:06:27   yes it's interesting that's interesting [TS]

00:06:30   yeah it makes a client interesting just [TS]

00:06:31   like portable game machine and more and [TS]

00:06:34   more games are [TS]

00:06:35   having this type of support because the [TS]

00:06:37   developers to build it into the game but [TS]

00:06:40   it's happening more and more and I yeah [TS]

00:06:44   I've been enjoying goat simulator [TS]

00:06:45   because it's kind of mindless it's just [TS]

00:06:48   stupid [TS]

00:06:49   right you are a goat and you are running [TS]

00:06:51   around and headline things and then [TS]

00:06:53   things explode and there are so many [TS]

00:06:56   glitches in this game because it's [TS]

00:06:58   basically the whole game is just built [TS]

00:07:00   like literal version of the Unreal [TS]

00:07:01   Engine get the impression that i have [TS]

00:07:03   gotten from various people talking about [TS]

00:07:04   it is that this is it's almost like it's [TS]

00:07:07   almost like the same phenomenon is [TS]

00:07:08   flappy bird where the game is just [TS]

00:07:10   terrible but that's part of the fun [TS]

00:07:12   yeah it's just awful think they kind of [TS]

00:07:14   built a physics engine put a go in it [TS]

00:07:16   and like shipped it but they really kind [TS]

00:07:19   of embraced that right there and that [TS]

00:07:21   the company has a lot of fun with it so [TS]

00:07:23   i like i like they're kind of the way [TS]

00:07:24   that they go about things and so I [TS]

00:07:26   played a bit goat simulator and it's [TS]

00:07:29   just become a nice way for me to spend [TS]

00:07:31   like 10 minutes just running around us [TS]

00:07:33   the goat and like head button stuff and [TS]

00:07:36   trying to find a little because these [TS]

00:07:38   little goals and objectives that you can [TS]

00:07:40   that you can do and then they unlock [TS]

00:07:42   different types of goats that you can [TS]

00:07:44   play as I ok here we go here's here's [TS]

00:07:47   where the mechanics going ok yeah so I [TS]

00:07:49   have spider goat right who can stick to [TS]

00:07:51   walls for example as you would expect [TS]

00:07:54   I don't know what that gets me but it [TS]

00:07:56   just happens like no I have it all [TS]

00:07:58   there's like fancy goat which is a [TS]

00:08:00   penguin penguin is not a fancy go well [TS]

00:08:02   but he's wearing a tuxedo right like [TS]

00:08:04   it's not actually but the penguin right [TS]

00:08:06   he's very effective leader for the fancy [TS]

00:08:08   penguin I i really want you to try good [TS]

00:08:11   simulator I I would just love to know if [TS]

00:08:14   your brain could could kind of reconcile [TS]

00:08:16   with this game i guess i've seen some [TS]

00:08:18   reviews of this and I've heard that [TS]

00:08:19   people talk about this does not is holds [TS]

00:08:21   no attraction for me but I know maybe [TS]

00:08:24   maybe maybe for your benefit i will give [TS]

00:08:26   it a try later on and see your fire CF [TS]

00:08:30   goat simulator is entertaining but it [TS]

00:08:31   doesn't this seem to hold almost no [TS]

00:08:33   attraction for me it might be an [TS]

00:08:35   interesting game to test out with [TS]

00:08:37   Justine control of their I don't know [TS]

00:08:39   oh yeah I guess is i guess it on steam [TS]

00:08:41   yeah yeah I got open that up i gotta [TS]

00:08:44   haven't even haven't even touched it [TS]

00:08:45   didn't have time I [TS]

00:08:46   I don't know anybody that owns one of [TS]

00:08:48   those i'm interested that you built that [TS]

00:08:50   I got it totally as a curiosity [TS]

00:08:53   yeah i was interested and I I figured [TS]

00:08:56   actually by the shipping shipping date [TS]

00:08:57   would be around the time when in theory [TS]

00:08:59   i would be playing video games after the [TS]

00:09:02   next video went up but sadly that's not [TS]

00:09:03   actually the case so I just thought it [TS]

00:09:05   would be something fun to try and in no [TS]

00:09:07   small part this is also just a curiosity [TS]

00:09:10   that is related to various RSI issues [TS]

00:09:14   because i'm aware like oh if I'm always [TS]

00:09:16   playing games on my computer and I also [TS]

00:09:17   always work on my computer it might be [TS]

00:09:20   good too because as we discussed on the [TS]

00:09:22   show before I like to rotate input [TS]

00:09:25   devices just normally even whenever I'm [TS]

00:09:27   working like sometimes i use the [TS]

00:09:29   trackpad sometimes i use the pen [TS]

00:09:30   sometimes i use a regular Mouse [TS]

00:09:32   sometimes i use a trackball and I [TS]

00:09:34   thought okay if I can for the times that [TS]

00:09:37   I do play games rotate in and extra [TS]

00:09:40   controller like this might help even [TS]

00:09:42   further like it's one more different way [TS]

00:09:45   to send information to the computer so [TS]

00:09:47   i'll be curious to see how it turns out [TS]

00:09:49   it might be terrible but I think it's [TS]

00:09:50   worth trying [TS]

00:09:51   yeah if I ever play steam games and [TS]

00:09:55   controller i actually connect my [TS]

00:09:57   playstation 4 controller that's easy to [TS]

00:09:59   do with the mac new right which is great [TS]

00:10:02   yeah but this is because your console [TS]

00:10:04   peasant and you have consoles all over [TS]

00:10:05   the place [TS]

00:10:06   it's funny how you say that when like [TS]

00:10:08   most major studios just ignore the pc [TS]

00:10:10   now and just put out games the election [TS]

00:10:11   currently buggy like isn't this the [TS]

00:10:13   whole isn't this the whole joke between [TS]

00:10:15   the console peasant pcmasterrace radio [TS]

00:10:17   it's like a fake fight it's not real [TS]

00:10:18   I don't think anybody's really into this [TS]

00:10:20   everybody just loves to pretend all [TS]

00:10:22   there are some people that are super [TS]

00:10:23   into it i mean this is the thing when a [TS]

00:10:25   when a group gets large enough there's [TS]

00:10:26   always a crazy person who's not in on [TS]

00:10:28   the joke right and so there will be some [TS]

00:10:30   people who take it seriously but i don't [TS]

00:10:31   i don't know anybody who actually does [TS]

00:10:33   take it seriously [TS]

00:10:34   so you mentioning changing input devices [TS]

00:10:37   right has reminded me about the wacom [TS]

00:10:41   because we spoke about this a long time [TS]

00:10:43   ago and I picked up a wacom by your [TS]

00:10:46   suggestion [TS]

00:10:47   yeah you mean you have a wacom pen [TS]

00:10:49   tablet yeah i think i have the insurers [TS]

00:10:51   I'm gonna say one of those them yet they [TS]

00:10:54   haven't they have a million of them its [TS]

00:10:56   basic it's a pretty simple one [TS]

00:10:58   I have i'll put a link in the show notes [TS]

00:11:00   to the actual one eye to eye on and i [TS]

00:11:03   bought it and try to out a little bit [TS]

00:11:05   and then just put it to the side because [TS]

00:11:07   it wasn't as great as the MX master who [TS]

00:11:10   but then that thing basically crippled [TS]

00:11:12   me [TS]

00:11:13   yeah I don't know if you've mentioned it [TS]

00:11:15   much here but I know what some of your [TS]

00:11:18   other podcasts you have mentioned that [TS]

00:11:20   your love for the MX master was a very [TS]

00:11:24   torrid but also very brief love affair [TS]

00:11:26   because it seems to have totally [TS]

00:11:28   crippled your hand [TS]

00:11:29   yeah I know what I did wrong i set up [TS]

00:11:32   the buttons in such a way that was [TS]

00:11:34   fantastic but the least economic that [TS]

00:11:36   any original could ever be who i was [TS]

00:11:39   using all the buttons on the side of [TS]

00:11:41   like my thumb and moving my wrist and [TS]

00:11:43   peculiar angles to switch stops and [TS]

00:11:45   stuff like that it was a disaster so the [TS]

00:11:48   mouse i still maintain is fantastic but [TS]

00:11:50   don't say I finish to play like i did so [TS]

00:11:53   it basically put my right hand out of [TS]

00:11:55   commission and this was like three or [TS]

00:11:57   four weeks ago and i'm currently getting [TS]

00:12:00   a lot better with it because I don't use [TS]

00:12:02   my right hand so much anymore for input [TS]

00:12:04   because I'm left-handed so i use a pen [TS]

00:12:06   tablet with my left hand which is [TS]

00:12:07   extremely beneficial for me in this [TS]

00:12:09   resting period so i've been using the [TS]

00:12:13   wacom for a long time now and I I've [TS]

00:12:16   really liked this way of navigating my [TS]

00:12:20   computer you are totally right on this [TS]

00:12:21   but it does take commitment that I [TS]

00:12:24   wouldn't have made unless I had to [TS]

00:12:27   and it's because i had to that I made [TS]

00:12:28   the commitment because it's very very [TS]

00:12:31   different and you have to really get [TS]

00:12:33   used to the movement like trying to edit [TS]

00:12:35   podcasts initially was a nightmare [TS]

00:12:37   because I would be moving it just wasn't [TS]

00:12:39   as precisely initially so i would be [TS]

00:12:41   like moving audio files around [TS]

00:12:43   incorrectly and it's like 4i place them [TS]

00:12:45   and I think my hand off the tablet and [TS]

00:12:46   it moves just a millimeter was like are [TS]

00:12:48   you doing [TS]

00:12:49   yeah yeah that that a that exact gesture [TS]

00:12:52   that you mentioned which is the [TS]

00:12:53   replacing and then letting go of [TS]

00:12:56   something [TS]

00:12:57   yep is it is a thing that you have to [TS]

00:12:59   learn when you're using a pen tablet as [TS]

00:13:01   your primary computer interface [TS]

00:13:03   I have no idea why this was never a [TS]

00:13:05   problem of any other input hereford but [TS]

00:13:07   for some reason with a [TS]

00:13:08   10 I can't keep things in place that [TS]

00:13:11   meant to be so I kind of I use that and [TS]

00:13:13   i also use a magic trackpad with my like [TS]

00:13:16   a cougar on the right and i mainly use [TS]

00:13:17   that for this gestures like zooming in [TS]

00:13:19   and out and panning around who that's [TS]

00:13:21   not have been for a few weeks and I'm [TS]

00:13:23   thinking about maybe going back to a [TS]

00:13:25   mouse at some point like putting a mouse [TS]

00:13:27   back into my rotation mom but I'm [TS]

00:13:31   probably going to go for a gaming mouse [TS]

00:13:33   at the suggestion of underscore david [TS]

00:13:35   smith i was talking to him about this [TS]

00:13:37   means like if you want buttons on a [TS]

00:13:38   mouse you should look at a gaming mouse [TS]

00:13:40   because the buttons are like super easy [TS]

00:13:42   to press that built that way [TS]

00:13:43   who knows i might look at that and they [TS]

00:13:45   have different button configuration [TS]

00:13:46   which might be better for my hand [TS]

00:13:48   placement stuff like that so yeah we're [TS]

00:13:50   gonna bring that back in the butt of [TS]

00:13:52   certain point I think it was your [TS]

00:13:53   suggestion was just like you got away at [TS]

00:13:55   least like six weeks for the damage to [TS]

00:13:57   go away if it's ever going to go away [TS]

00:13:59   yeah it takes it takes a while to [TS]

00:14:01   recover from a time when you feel like [TS]

00:14:03   you've had some some really bad RSI I i [TS]

00:14:06   will still I was still very strongly [TS]

00:14:09   recommend to people out there that if [TS]

00:14:11   you if you have RSI that is related to a [TS]

00:14:13   mouse [TS]

00:14:14   I i really recommend giving the pen [TS]

00:14:18   tablet as input method a real try like a [TS]

00:14:21   try for quite a while and while i do [TS]

00:14:23   rotate input devices i would say my [TS]

00:14:26   default is almost always the pen tablet [TS]

00:14:28   i probably use the pen tablet for sixty [TS]

00:14:31   percent of all of all work that I do on [TS]

00:14:33   the computer and then just sometimes I [TS]

00:14:34   switch out to other things i really do [TS]

00:14:37   think that a pen is a very natural tool [TS]

00:14:40   to use like it your hand naturally wants [TS]

00:14:42   to close around a pen if you know you're [TS]

00:14:45   able to you're able to push down on a [TS]

00:14:48   surface in a way without having to put [TS]

00:14:50   your hand in an awkward position I i [TS]

00:14:52   really i really like it a lot and i have [TS]

00:14:54   found it extraordinarily beneficial to [TS]

00:14:56   use a pen tablet [TS]

00:14:57   yeah if that was a excellent suggestion [TS]

00:14:59   from you and also just you know planting [TS]

00:15:01   the seed that like you're not gonna like [TS]

00:15:03   this initially yeah was very useful [TS]

00:15:06   yeah you have you have to know that you [TS]

00:15:08   will almost certainly hate it for the [TS]

00:15:10   first week and as much as I mentioned [TS]

00:15:12   last time that you have to put it in [TS]

00:15:13   this tracking the screen mode like you [TS]

00:15:15   you won't like it but when you use it [TS]

00:15:18   for a little while then you'll see okay [TS]

00:15:20   I [TS]

00:15:20   I can get the hang of this quite easily [TS]

00:15:21   like as we are recording right now like [TS]

00:15:23   I did all the setting up using a pen [TS]

00:15:24   tablet so that's a it's always my my [TS]

00:15:27   default input device and i'll tell you [TS]

00:15:30   what if you use one of these in your [TS]

00:15:31   daily work you'll feel more like more of [TS]

00:15:33   a creative professional person it's just [TS]

00:15:36   something about seeing somebody use a [TS]

00:15:37   pen tablet of a computer like them [TS]

00:15:39   making stuff man look at that guy look [TS]

00:15:42   at that guy playing prison architect [TS]

00:15:44   with his pen tablets don't look at the [TS]

00:15:46   screen [TS]

00:15:47   yeah don't look at the screen don't look [TS]

00:15:49   at the screen i'm not drawing roads in [TS]

00:15:51   city skylines that's not that's not what [TS]

00:15:53   we're doing right now I'm an artiste [TS]

00:15:54   going back to video games [TS]

00:15:59   oh yeah okay i'm playing another game [TS]

00:16:01   right now that I like very much that I [TS]

00:16:03   think you would like although i don't [TS]

00:16:04   know if it's available fuel system which [TS]

00:16:06   is star wars battlefront oh man Mike [TS]

00:16:09   Mike Mike I've never seen a game that [TS]

00:16:14   has more made me think you know what I [TS]

00:16:16   should go and buy a TV and the console [TS]

00:16:20   just to play this one game but it's like [TS]

00:16:25   I don't know I i own none of the [TS]

00:16:27   equipment necessary for star wars [TS]

00:16:29   battlefront but everything I have ever [TS]

00:16:32   seen about it like this thing looks [TS]

00:16:34   amazing absolutely amazing and it looks [TS]

00:16:38   it looks so good [TS]

00:16:39   this past summer when I was visiting my [TS]

00:16:41   parents and my parents are not into [TS]

00:16:44   video games at all really [TS]

00:16:46   I mean like in this classic way it's [TS]

00:16:47   actually actually that's not entirely [TS]

00:16:49   true like my mom does play she does get [TS]

00:16:51   into some video games but nothing [TS]

00:16:53   nothing like first-person shooter King [TS]

00:16:54   up right like she like she will she will [TS]

00:16:56   Bank hundreds and hundreds of hours and [TS]

00:16:59   into settlers of catan on the ipad but [TS]

00:17:01   like she's not she's not running around [TS]

00:17:03   on on nice planet shooting people right [TS]

00:17:05   but I showed my parents one of the intro [TS]

00:17:09   trailers to star wars battlefront and [TS]

00:17:11   even then they're like that looks [TS]

00:17:13   amazing [TS]

00:17:14   yeah it's really good it's really good i [TS]

00:17:17   mean there's no story to it at all [TS]

00:17:19   yeah we're and maybe it's missing I [TS]

00:17:21   don't mean it's nice to have some of [TS]

00:17:23   that sort of stuff sometimes and so it's [TS]

00:17:25   kind of broken down into multiplayer and [TS]

00:17:27   like local play which is really good [TS]

00:17:29   because you can have like if you suckle [TS]

00:17:31   multiplayer games which I mostly do [TS]

00:17:33   you can have basically the entire [TS]

00:17:35   experience but just playing with AI lü [TS]

00:17:37   and you know you can run around on all [TS]

00:17:39   the different planets you can command [TS]

00:17:41   different ships and flying them around [TS]

00:17:43   in dog fighting mode which I love you [TS]

00:17:45   mom [TS]

00:17:46   you can play as Luke and Darth theta and [TS]

00:17:49   ya lose whatever Darth Vader yes I mean [TS]

00:17:52   obviously obviously the joy in these [TS]

00:17:54   games is crushing the rebellion that's [TS]

00:17:56   that's where the pleasure is derived [TS]

00:17:58   from these kinds of things okay all [TS]

00:18:01   right it's like it's like the star wars [TS]

00:18:03   games in the past you know they're like [TS]

00:18:04   oh you can play as rebels like yeah I [TS]

00:18:06   mean I guess playing as rebels is sort [TS]

00:18:07   of fun but actually tie fighter is where [TS]

00:18:10   the action was like the number of hours [TS]

00:18:11   I sunk into some of those old thai [TS]

00:18:14   fighter games was just enormous it's [TS]

00:18:15   like yes I need to climb the ranks and [TS]

00:18:17   the evil empire this is delightful in [TS]

00:18:19   video games it's always more fun to be [TS]

00:18:21   the bad guy because you have to be the [TS]

00:18:22   good guy in real life [TS]

00:18:24   that's interesting ok so in these types [TS]

00:18:26   of games you need to make decisions [TS]

00:18:27   about like your character like an RPG [TS]

00:18:30   type game do you go down the bad group [TS]

00:18:33   oh man yeah always but I feel guilty [TS]

00:18:35   going down the bathroom [TS]

00:18:37   ok looks at you mean here's the thing I [TS]

00:18:39   i played World of Warcraft a while back [TS]

00:18:41   which is a game i put up playing for [TS]

00:18:44   many many years because i thought i [TS]

00:18:45   would be super into it and actually I [TS]

00:18:46   just found it really boring i played [TS]

00:18:48   like an hour of while once and then [TS]

00:18:50   never came back [TS]

00:18:51   yeah i played through the undead [TS]

00:18:53   campaign in world of warcraft as soon as [TS]

00:18:55   their story campaign was over like this [TS]

00:18:56   is boring is anything i just want to [TS]

00:18:58   ride around on my horse [TS]

00:18:59   look at all the scenery but there was no [TS]

00:19:01   that's not really an option but anyway [TS]

00:19:03   whenever in a video game you're given [TS]

00:19:05   the choice of picking someone it's like [TS]

00:19:08   okay well obviously I'm going to be an [TS]

00:19:10   undead warlock right like that's what [TS]

00:19:11   i'm going to do because in real life [TS]

00:19:13   that's not what I am and I always felt [TS]

00:19:15   like I am suspicious of the people who [TS]

00:19:18   choose the good guys like who are the [TS]

00:19:20   people who like oh I'm going to I'm [TS]

00:19:22   going to play a video game and i'm going [TS]

00:19:24   to be just generic normal good person [TS]

00:19:27   human make normal dude right I just I [TS]

00:19:30   always find that suspicious because i [TS]

00:19:31   feel like if I always pick the villains [TS]

00:19:33   because of course in real life you have [TS]

00:19:35   to be a good person [TS]

00:19:37   what are you if you're picking the good [TS]

00:19:39   people in a video game is it because [TS]

00:19:41   you're secretly a psychopath [TS]

00:19:42   that's my suspicions yes think [TS]

00:19:47   really I'm very nasty and in real life [TS]

00:19:49   so I have to playing the nice guy on the [TS]

00:19:52   video games to balance [TS]

00:19:53   well you know yeah like isn't the whole [TS]

00:19:55   point of the video game to be you know [TS]

00:19:57   just doing stuff that you wouldn't [TS]

00:19:58   normally do like I'm not actually a [TS]

00:20:00   trucker so that's why I would play euro [TS]

00:20:02   truck simulator I don't imagine that [TS]

00:20:03   there are many actual long-haul truckers [TS]

00:20:06   who get home from their busy day of [TS]

00:20:07   long-haul trucking and boot up euro [TS]

00:20:09   truck simulator I don't think they're [TS]

00:20:10   many people who do that [TS]

00:20:11   yeah there's a couple of people in the [TS]

00:20:12   right when we originally spoke about [TS]

00:20:13   this that that do drive for a living and [TS]

00:20:15   said that this game was like help them [TS]

00:20:17   manually [TS]

00:20:18   yeah exactly it's like i would not play [TS]

00:20:20   youtube simulator 5,000 as a video game [TS]

00:20:23   right like that would not be fun for me [TS]

00:20:24   I feel like I play that every time I [TS]

00:20:26   upload a video since throws different [TS]

00:20:28   challenges to me every single time i [TS]

00:20:31   would say though that being with a lot [TS]

00:20:34   of video games that I play I'm already [TS]

00:20:36   doing something that's not my life so I [TS]

00:20:38   can still play the good guy like I'm not [TS]

00:20:40   actually commanding a space fleet but i [TS]

00:20:42   can still play the good guy you know I [TS]

00:20:45   don't know I still feel like people who [TS]

00:20:47   play the heroic underdogs [TS]

00:20:50   I feel like they have a dark secret know [TS]

00:20:54   how I'd like or if they don't have a [TS]

00:20:56   dark secret it's like they have an [TS]

00:20:58   overly idealized view of themselves [TS]

00:21:01   that's that's my feeling on this man i [TS]

00:21:05   cannot wait to see what the feedback [TS]

00:21:07   will look like that statement but go on [TS]

00:21:11   playing the villain is so much more fun [TS]

00:21:13   it's it's way more fun it's like if I [TS]

00:21:15   was a movie actor Harry what do you want [TS]

00:21:17   to do you want to play the hero or you [TS]

00:21:19   want to play the villain now obviously [TS]

00:21:20   you want to play the villain the always [TS]

00:21:22   the better off you would only be [TS]

00:21:23   constant villainous roles anyway because [TS]

00:21:26   because of your voice i don't think i [TS]

00:21:29   have a village voice you do have a [TS]

00:21:31   villainous voice is deep booming yeah [TS]

00:21:34   but it could be the voice of god Mike [TS]

00:21:36   all right well this was a lot of coffee [TS]

00:21:41   today just say for me like something [TS]

00:21:44   like no I'm not gonna do this I'm not [TS]

00:21:46   your monkey [TS]

00:21:47   okay i'm going to try and make use of [TS]

00:21:49   inadvertently say something evil during [TS]

00:21:52   today's episode [TS]

00:21:53   ok you can try to do that one of the [TS]

00:21:56   reasons that we originally spoke about [TS]

00:21:57   your truck simulator was because you do [TS]

00:21:59   it when that time to relax [TS]

00:22:00   it's all like when you're editing and [TS]

00:22:02   stuff like that right mhm so something [TS]

00:22:04   that I do which isn't video game-related [TS]

00:22:05   is adult coloring and you familiar with [TS]

00:22:08   the trend of adult coloring know so this [TS]

00:22:12   is the thing that has begun [TS]

00:22:14   now where there are colouring books made [TS]

00:22:16   for adults [TS]

00:22:18   oh yeah yep and it's something that I do [TS]

00:22:20   when I edit this show mainly i get my [TS]

00:22:23   coloring book do me like adults like you [TS]

00:22:26   like this is adults entertainment [TS]

00:22:28   coloring books that would you know it's [TS]

00:22:30   not like sword it is the problem with [TS]

00:22:32   the trend is called like adult coloring [TS]

00:22:34   which makes it sound like it's like XXX [TS]

00:22:36   coloring but it's not right it's i'm [TS]

00:22:39   coloring in pictures of flowers [TS]

00:22:40   basically but the name of it is all kind [TS]

00:22:44   of wrong on the panoramic we now refer [TS]

00:22:46   to as grown-up coloring which is maybe a [TS]

00:22:48   little bit better but there's no kind of [TS]

00:22:50   easy way to say this but I have a book [TS]

00:22:53   called see this doesn't help it's called [TS]

00:22:55   secret garden [TS]

00:22:57   this is like yeah you keep you keep [TS]

00:22:59   digging very good Mike [TS]

00:23:01   well you know i'm going to put the [TS]

00:23:02   pictures in our shots are some of the [TS]

00:23:04   artwork that I've created was editing [TS]

00:23:06   this show and it is an incredibly [TS]

00:23:08   lightweight warning you mean your ear [TS]

00:23:10   coloring coloring your hair dryer thing [TS]

00:23:12   I mean yeah but i'm choosing the colors [TS]

00:23:14   yeah I've got some pictures it right but [TS]

00:23:18   if i do if i do a paint-by-number thing [TS]

00:23:20   of starry night i'm not going to say I [TS]

00:23:23   have painted starry night why you trying [TS]

00:23:24   to take away my my achievements because [TS]

00:23:27   this is an achievement you call it a [TS]

00:23:28   look at this you might have you might [TS]

00:23:30   enjoy it right you might like it get [TS]

00:23:32   pleasure out of it you might enjoy you [TS]

00:23:34   might find quite relaxing i will agree [TS]

00:23:35   with all of those points but it's not an [TS]

00:23:37   achievement like I'm not going to give [TS]

00:23:38   you a trophy for completing a coloring [TS]

00:23:40   book you should take a look at mine and [TS]

00:23:42   I can look at this Instagram picture [TS]

00:23:43   ok what do you think we're linking this [TS]

00:23:46   thing it's in our show notes in a [TS]

00:23:47   document that is obviously in front of [TS]

00:23:49   you right now it's oh sorry I got [TS]

00:23:51   distracted by the nimbus one yet [TS]

00:23:55   no yeah okay so I'm looking at this [TS]

00:23:59   picture and i would think oh wow Mike [TS]

00:24:02   drew all of these hippie flowers but you [TS]

00:24:03   didn't draw them to color them [TS]

00:24:05   yeah but I chose the colors okay yeah [TS]

00:24:08   well anyway this is something that I do [TS]

00:24:10   in these scenarios and the reason I do [TS]

00:24:12   this is because when I'm editing [TS]

00:24:14   cortex I have to be more hands-on right [TS]

00:24:17   because i'm doing at the first edit and [TS]

00:24:19   and but we don't do the 12 edits that [TS]

00:24:21   you do to help internet so i do the [TS]

00:24:24   first at it I don't do like any of the [TS]

00:24:26   subsequent stuff so I'm going in and [TS]

00:24:28   being more frequently changing so i put [TS]

00:24:29   my coloring book in front of my keyboard [TS]

00:24:31   and Susan coloring every time one of us [TS]

00:24:33   says something that we need to cut I [TS]

00:24:35   pulls it go and fix it and go back to [TS]

00:24:36   coloring account i'm glad that you have [TS]

00:24:40   something to do while you at it like [TS]

00:24:42   that as we said before that this is this [TS]

00:24:44   is like I think I think this kind of [TS]

00:24:46   thing when you're working with audio [TS]

00:24:47   some people definitely need like you [TS]

00:24:49   need to do what you need to do something [TS]

00:24:50   because you'll go crazy and you know for [TS]

00:24:53   me sometimes that's video games and for [TS]

00:24:55   you that's that coloring I'm glad there [TS]

00:24:57   are adult coloring books for you because [TS]

00:24:59   i know i know a lot of people that are [TS]

00:25:01   due this is a big trend right now but I [TS]

00:25:03   know a lot of people that are doing this [TS]

00:25:05   is just a way to relax i'm telling you [TS]

00:25:07   anything [TS]

00:25:07   next time you're in a bar without look [TS]

00:25:09   at lizard lizard lizard it's always with [TS]

00:25:11   these things like it's a big trend [TS]

00:25:12   qualify those numbers for me like what [TS]

00:25:15   do you mean by big trend like Harry [TS]

00:25:16   Potter doesn't mean i'm gonna say yes if [TS]

00:25:19   you're going to up and any bookstore [TS]

00:25:21   right now you will see tables tables of [TS]

00:25:24   coloring books this is this is a big [TS]

00:25:26   thing [TS]

00:25:27   this is a big thing I mean it's a big [TS]

00:25:29   thing in bookstores but aren't [TS]

00:25:30   bookstores on the way out [TS]

00:25:31   I have a bit of a bookstore in years [TS]

00:25:33   alright supermarkets have them and I [TS]

00:25:34   know that for a fact okay this is a very [TS]

00:25:37   angry you can you know I I'm not denying [TS]

00:25:40   that it is the thing i just am dubious [TS]

00:25:42   of your words like it's a big trend in [TS]

00:25:44   bringing this up [TS]

00:25:46   what I never expected was that i was [TS]

00:25:49   going to be convincing you to do this [TS]

00:25:51   that was never even entered my mind I [TS]

00:25:54   just wanted to let listeners know that [TS]

00:25:55   such a thing exists now and and I [TS]

00:25:57   recommend it as a calming activity i [TS]

00:26:02   think people are looking to oh yeah I [TS]

00:26:04   wasn't thinking that you were trying to [TS]

00:26:05   convince me to do it either but I can [TS]

00:26:07   definitely say that yeah I can see that [TS]

00:26:08   for many kinds of work [TS]

00:26:10   this is a helpful thing to do while you [TS]

00:26:13   are doing the work i can I can totally [TS]

00:26:15   understand that so I just put down my [TS]

00:26:17   coloring pens seriously they are just [TS]

00:26:20   don't want to put them down for just [TS]

00:26:21   long enough to talk to you about igloo [TS]

00:26:23   they are sponsoring this week's episode [TS]

00:26:25   of cortex [TS]

00:26:26   blue makes the internet you'll actually [TS]

00:26:28   like so many of us have used internet i [TS]

00:26:31   used to use when every single day in my [TS]

00:26:33   old corporate job as a way to get [TS]

00:26:35   information and share stuff with [TS]

00:26:37   everybody inside of your company but the [TS]

00:26:39   problem with so many internet products [TS]

00:26:41   is that they feel like they were built a [TS]

00:26:43   long long time ago by people who didn't [TS]

00:26:46   understand what the web was going to be [TS]

00:26:47   like in 20 years because obviously they [TS]

00:26:49   couldn't see into the future but we are [TS]

00:26:51   here now in the future the future is now [TS]

00:26:53   everybody and this is a gluey glue is [TS]

00:26:56   built from the ground up to fit in [TS]

00:26:58   today's modern internet world you can [TS]

00:27:00   access your igloo internet from any [TS]

00:27:02   device no matter how big the screen [TS]

00:27:04   sizes and no matter where you are you no [TS]

00:27:06   longer change to one machine or one [TS]

00:27:08   network to get onto your internet your [TS]

00:27:10   igloo will give you access to everything [TS]

00:27:12   you need to get your work done like your [TS]

00:27:15   task list maybe document collaboration [TS]

00:27:17   and sharing of everybody [TS]

00:27:19   maybe you want to just have a little [TS]

00:27:20   micro blog you know like a kind of to [TS]

00:27:22   type thing when you can update everybody [TS]

00:27:24   on what the progress is that current [TS]

00:27:26   project that you're working on people [TS]

00:27:27   can like it and comment and that kind of [TS]

00:27:29   stuff it really does work just like you [TS]

00:27:32   would expect the internet to work today [TS]

00:27:34   you can customize your igloo to look and [TS]

00:27:36   feel exactly how you like it so it will [TS]

00:27:39   fit nicely within your company they also [TS]

00:27:41   something called group spaces which [TS]

00:27:42   allows you to customize different areas [TS]

00:27:45   of your igloo and give access to [TS]

00:27:46   different types of people so for example [TS]

00:27:48   you can customize what the accounting [TS]

00:27:50   team sees you can customize sales team [TS]

00:27:52   sees just so they get the tools that [TS]

00:27:54   they need and everything is done by a [TS]

00:27:56   real simple drag-and-drop widget editor [TS]

00:27:58   they integrate with box Google Drive and [TS]

00:28:00   Dropbox they put their all into the big [TS]

00:28:02   easy to secure platform so its people [TS]

00:28:05   from taking company documents and [TS]

00:28:06   putting them in their own accounts and [TS]

00:28:07   stuff like that because I can be a bit [TS]

00:28:09   of a security risk [TS]

00:28:10   so you can integrate it all within igloo [TS]

00:28:12   so people can use the apps and services [TS]

00:28:13   they like keeping you nice and secure [TS]

00:28:16   they also have their own document [TS]

00:28:17   collaboration engine as well which has [TS]

00:28:19   read receipts [TS]

00:28:20   this could be super useful for tracking [TS]

00:28:22   that critical information has been seen [TS]

00:28:24   by everyone in the team that keeps [TS]

00:28:25   everyone on the same page [TS]

00:28:27   it's time to break away from the [TS]

00:28:29   internet you hate going to set up for [TS]

00:28:30   igloo right now and you can try it for [TS]

00:28:32   free to any team of up to 10 people for [TS]

00:28:34   as long as you like [TS]

00:28:35   go to equal software.com / cortex thank [TS]

00:28:39   you so much to igloo for this [TS]

00:28:40   all of this show and really have them [TS]

00:28:42   now I'm going to get back to doing my [TS]

00:28:43   coloring and editing what you're about [TS]

00:28:45   to hear actually lost the show notes I'm [TS]

00:28:48   so incompetent today [TS]

00:28:49   it tells me that you're in the document [TS]

00:28:51   so yes I know ok ok i found it i found [TS]

00:28:54   it again the garlic and pulls up you [TS]

00:28:56   doing well by the way I'm not I'm I'm [TS]

00:28:59   barely holding together my breath [TS]

00:29:02   it's a rough day Mike I know me [TS]

00:29:07   oh alright so we're looking at something [TS]

00:29:11   in the follow up here we're going back [TS]

00:29:13   to the podcast universe again and [TS]

00:29:15   because we have found a map has come [TS]

00:29:18   across my path by somebody called EJ who [TS]

00:29:23   has created i think this is definitely [TS]

00:29:25   the most complete and best-looking of [TS]

00:29:28   the podcast universe maps that I've seen [TS]

00:29:32   yeah this is quite astounding so this is [TS]

00:29:36   on the muffin that works website which [TS]

00:29:39   is like a URL will put the link in the [TS]

00:29:42   show it is sometimes i don't know why i [TS]

00:29:44   like that just works together like [TS]

00:29:45   muffins network so yeah that sounds [TS]

00:29:46   reasonable [TS]

00:29:47   I can't believe in that as a puzzle [TS]

00:29:48   website but yeah they have put together [TS]

00:29:52   this map as we discussed in earlier [TS]

00:29:54   episodes trying to link together all of [TS]

00:29:57   the various pieces of the podcast [TS]

00:29:58   universe and this is this is quite [TS]

00:30:01   amazing because I mean I don't know they [TS]

00:30:04   must I mean how many how many podcast [TS]

00:30:06   you think you're on here 200 podcasts [TS]

00:30:09   took a few hundred yeah yeah let's say [TS]

00:30:11   it's a couple hundred that are listed [TS]

00:30:12   and that the problem with designing [TS]

00:30:16   something like this is it just it just [TS]

00:30:18   gets so visually complex so fast that it [TS]

00:30:21   becomes overwhelming that looks like an [TS]

00:30:23   egg mass the information density can go [TS]

00:30:25   wrong incredibly fast [TS]

00:30:27   yeah it's it's very very hard to show a [TS]

00:30:29   lot of information in a way that is [TS]

00:30:31   possible to take in but i like that this [TS]

00:30:34   person has done is they think they have [TS]

00:30:37   this gigantic map you really do need to [TS]

00:30:39   click on the link in the show notes [TS]

00:30:40   people is quite impressive but they have [TS]

00:30:42   they have like subdivided it so that in [TS]

00:30:44   the podcast universe they have [TS]

00:30:46   color-coded the various galaxies that [TS]

00:30:49   exists [TS]

00:30:50   and so you can go around and it's like [TS]

00:30:53   oh here's the maximum fun network and [TS]

00:30:54   it's in purple and it's all on the [TS]

00:30:56   bottom or you can go over to the other [TS]

00:30:58   side and there's the NPR universe right [TS]

00:31:01   and it that's colored in a different so [TS]

00:31:02   you can get a sense of very easily [TS]

00:31:06   visually like which podcast are related [TS]

00:31:08   to each other and still track the [TS]

00:31:09   individual connections across the map to [TS]

00:31:12   get from you know like to get from Radio [TS]

00:31:16   topia to like the incomparable and then [TS]

00:31:19   to the mic early universe and rely it's [TS]

00:31:22   it's really it's really well done it [TS]

00:31:24   it's quite impressive [TS]

00:31:25   I don't know how long it must have taken [TS]

00:31:28   but it must have been forever and the [TS]

00:31:30   little detail that I quite like is that [TS]

00:31:32   right on the edge of the map yeah just [TS]

00:31:34   peeking in speaking in from the side [TS]

00:31:37   there is the YouTube universe and so [TS]

00:31:40   through me basically and through Hank [TS]

00:31:44   and John Green there's like this little [TS]

00:31:45   connection going into the YouTube [TS]

00:31:48   universe we can go from my curly right [TS]

00:31:51   to cgpgrey to Brady Haran [TS]

00:31:53   oh and now someone could make a whole [TS]

00:31:55   other thing that just maps out all of [TS]

00:31:57   the various connections in the YouTube [TS]

00:31:59   universal is but it's extraordinarily [TS]

00:32:01   well done I've got to give this person a [TS]

00:32:03   lot of credit for this [TS]

00:32:04   yeah it is the idea of the color coding [TS]

00:32:08   is what really benefits this over any [TS]

00:32:11   other any other example I've seen yet [TS]

00:32:15   take out the colors and this would be a [TS]

00:32:16   mess [TS]

00:32:17   it would be impossible to follow yeah [TS]

00:32:19   it's really is a very smart thing to do [TS]

00:32:21   yeah quite like it big thumbs up thumbs [TS]

00:32:24   up [TS]

00:32:24   yeah now we just need to start going to [TS]

00:32:26   start mapping the whole of the YouTube [TS]

00:32:27   universe as well there's enough [TS]

00:32:29   youtubers you do podcast now that there [TS]

00:32:30   are enough connection points here [TS]

00:32:32   yeah eventually we'll just we'll just [TS]

00:32:33   connect up the whole world of media and [TS]

00:32:36   YouTube universe can connect it to the [TS]

00:32:38   TV universe and then it's that it's we [TS]

00:32:40   have six degrees of Mike can make [TS]

00:32:42   connections with the six degrees of [TS]

00:32:44   Kevin Bacon and I wonder how many [TS]

00:32:47   degrees there are between me and Kevin [TS]

00:32:49   Bacon I guess six right [TS]

00:32:50   it's almost certainly going to be less [TS]

00:32:52   than six so we'll figure it out do you [TS]

00:32:53   remember last time I was talking about [TS]

00:32:55   the Apple source and i mentioned to you [TS]

00:32:57   that they have money in the in the [TS]

00:32:59   tables and you laughed it off [TS]

00:33:02   yeah it's not real [TS]

00:33:04   a nap an example employee by the name of [TS]

00:33:06   Duff in the reddit confirm this [TS]

00:33:09   oh yeah yep and then somebody I don't [TS]

00:33:11   have this in the show notes maybe I can [TS]

00:33:13   try and find it [TS]

00:33:14   somebody sent me a picture of that they [TS]

00:33:16   took of somebody where they were taking [TS]

00:33:18   money out the table is that was going to [TS]

00:33:20   ask you have photographic proof that's [TS]

00:33:22   not many of those tables somewhere i'm [TS]

00:33:24   gonna have to try and find it now but [TS]

00:33:25   somebody did send me that I'm I'm quite [TS]

00:33:27   surprised yes you have to just trust me [TS]

00:33:30   Grady trust me i will trust you that you [TS]

00:33:32   saw a picture of someone taking money [TS]

00:33:34   out of the Apple table these ways to [TS]

00:33:36   phrase things before it's wrong with my [TS]

00:33:39   phrasing there I trust that you sore it [TS]

00:33:41   not that I trust that it actually [TS]

00:33:43   happened or that it's true i trust that [TS]

00:33:47   your eyes came from this but what else [TS]

00:33:50   am I supposed to say say I believe you [TS]

00:33:52   Mike [TS]

00:33:53   that is true but that effort that no [TS]

00:33:56   that's a different that's a different [TS]

00:33:57   statement i know but that's why I want [TS]

00:33:58   you to say whatever you say that are not [TS]

00:34:00   is one thing that's what i want right [TS]

00:34:03   ok well we don't always get what we want [TS]

00:34:05   right now I'm searching the red found it [TS]

00:34:07   found air haha there you go now it's in [TS]

00:34:13   the show notes the listeners know this [TS]

00:34:15   already [TS]

00:34:15   do you see well there's no money in this [TS]

00:34:18   picture but they're all very funny [TS]

00:34:20   because the cash register thing that's [TS]

00:34:22   popping out of it [TS]

00:34:23   there's got to be in there ya see I'm i [TS]

00:34:26   told you i've seen this huh maybe next [TS]

00:34:28   time I go to the apple store i will try [TS]

00:34:30   to pay something in cash just to see if [TS]

00:34:32   i can get them to pop up in one of those [TS]

00:34:33   drawers and dove told me that apparently [TS]

00:34:36   it's you know the little terminal [TS]

00:34:38   something have they have these little [TS]

00:34:39   chips in them or something and you can [TS]

00:34:40   wait wait the monitor and the tables [TS]

00:34:42   open i definitely see them do that for [TS]

00:34:44   the Apple watches where they have to [TS]

00:34:46   open them exactly with the terminals [TS]

00:34:47   yes it's the same thing to get the cash [TS]

00:34:49   to come out to ya so if you're planning [TS]

00:34:50   your apple store heist one of the key [TS]

00:34:53   key components here is you need to get [TS]

00:34:55   your hands on one of their little ipod [TS]

00:34:57   terminals that you can open up all the [TS]

00:34:58   tables at this point it really does [TS]

00:35:00   sound like we're preparing for something [TS]

00:35:01   like that [TS]

00:35:02   oceans to meet you man [TS]

00:35:06   we're going for those Apple pencil is [TS]

00:35:08   nothing you can do about it we know [TS]

00:35:09   they're in there was anybody and makeup [TS]

00:35:12   fortune [TS]

00:35:13   that's the bounty yeah [TS]

00:35:15   couple weeks ago on one of our [TS]

00:35:17   excursions in London I took you to a [TS]

00:35:20   hipster coffee place so hipster so [TS]

00:35:23   hipster there is one of the most hipster [TS]

00:35:25   coffee places that I've ever been to [TS]

00:35:26   which says a lot I think it does because [TS]

00:35:28   i'm not even sure that you're able to [TS]

00:35:30   perceive hips turnus in the way that [TS]

00:35:32   other people do you know it's like your [TS]

00:35:34   fish swimming in the water like what do [TS]

00:35:35   you mean where the water come too far in [TS]

00:35:37   now [TS]

00:35:37   yeah exactly so I took you to this place [TS]

00:35:40   and it was for it's like all white [TS]

00:35:42   inside with this black furniture and [TS]

00:35:44   things are written on the chalkboard and [TS]

00:35:45   that kind of thing and I asked you what [TS]

00:35:47   you wanted to drink I got a latte for [TS]

00:35:49   you and you want a drink right i am not [TS]

00:35:51   a latte drinkers so much anymore but [TS]

00:35:54   that's it's not entirely correct to say [TS]

00:35:56   that I won't drink lotos but I brought [TS]

00:35:59   you a latte and we sent and drink a lot [TS]

00:36:01   and really tiny copies these things to [TS]

00:36:03   do because the coffee is always really [TS]

00:36:04   really strong and I am interested in [TS]

00:36:07   what you full of this experience and [TS]

00:36:10   this location this place that you too [TS]

00:36:13   yeah well well this just happened to [TS]

00:36:16   work out because we were meeting up [TS]

00:36:21   briefly and also add that was the day [TS]

00:36:22   that I very briefly met Federigo [TS]

00:36:24   teaching with whom you do several other [TS]

00:36:26   podcasts on the Real afm network and so [TS]

00:36:29   we need to meet up someplace beforehand [TS]

00:36:32   before meeting him on some special [TS]

00:36:34   business that he was in London for and [TS]

00:36:36   yes so you took me to this place you [TS]

00:36:38   were trying to direct me there and you [TS]

00:36:39   told me it's ridiculous hipster name and [TS]

00:36:41   as I rolled my eyes as I received the [TS]

00:36:42   text message like that of course of [TS]

00:36:44   course this place has this name is just [TS]

00:36:47   so pretentious I can hardly believe it's [TS]

00:36:49   wonderful but anyway yeah it's part of [TS]

00:36:51   fun you feel like you're trying to [TS]

00:36:53   convince me to drink better coffee but [TS]

00:36:57   my my take on this is for many many [TS]

00:37:00   years I tried to avoid really [TS]

00:37:03   understanding what better coffee was [TS]

00:37:04   because my feeling was coffee is a tool [TS]

00:37:06   in my life and I really don't want to go [TS]

00:37:09   down the road of being one of these [TS]

00:37:10   people who starts getting really picky [TS]

00:37:12   about my we see this is why I don't buy [TS]

00:37:14   that if you consider at all why would [TS]

00:37:18   you not want the best all you do that in [TS]

00:37:20   many other things in your life you pick [TS]

00:37:22   the best thing we've had this [TS]

00:37:24   conversation exact conversation about [TS]

00:37:26   spending the extra money too [TS]

00:37:28   get the right thing the best thing so [TS]

00:37:30   why would you not go for the best coffee [TS]

00:37:32   great because they're many's the many [TS]

00:37:34   situations where you know what I don't [TS]

00:37:35   want to have to hunt down some local [TS]

00:37:37   hipster place to get my coffee like I [TS]

00:37:39   just want to be able to get coffee that [TS]

00:37:41   is acceptable and the same every time [TS]

00:37:43   like that he stands don't value right so [TS]

00:37:45   I still go to starbucks sometimes for [TS]

00:37:47   that exact reason right but if if my [TS]

00:37:50   tastes were such that I was not able to [TS]

00:37:53   perceive the difference between [TS]

00:37:54   starbucks coffee and other coffees like [TS]

00:37:56   oh this is even this is even better like [TS]

00:37:57   this is a blindfold i'm happy to [TS]

00:37:59   willingly where but all of this all of [TS]

00:38:02   this i started unraveling for me maybe I [TS]

00:38:04   don't know year ago when my wife and I [TS]

00:38:08   took a trip up to York and we went to [TS]

00:38:10   this fancy famous restaurant in the [TS]

00:38:12   center of York and I had was a blue blue [TS]

00:38:16   mountain thunder coffee and that was one [TS]

00:38:20   of the first times I was like oh right [TS]

00:38:21   this coffee is so good that i can [TS]

00:38:23   obviously take the difference between [TS]

00:38:25   this and just regular coffee [TS]

00:38:27   what is blue mountain thunder I'm not [TS]

00:38:29   saying that it's just blue thunder Blue [TS]

00:38:31   Ridge Mountains know now there is a [TS]

00:38:35   mountain thunder if the car is the [TS]

00:38:38   coffee is the coffee that i smuggled [TS]

00:38:39   many many bags of back from America [TS]

00:38:44   yes it's called mountain thunder this is [TS]

00:38:46   the one that you had that whole separate [TS]

00:38:47   suitcase full of coffee [TS]

00:38:49   yeah yeah had a whole suitcase full of [TS]

00:38:51   coffee that I was genuinely afraid that [TS]

00:38:53   drug sniffing dogs are going to pull [TS]

00:38:54   aside i was gonna have some awkward [TS]

00:38:55   conversations only why do you have 200 [TS]

00:38:57   pounds worth of coffee in your bag [TS]

00:38:59   it's like it swear to god it's just my [TS]

00:39:00   wife that's how what this Hawaiian stuff [TS]

00:39:02   right [TS]

00:39:03   yes it's a wine stuff okay like and it's [TS]

00:39:05   obviously it's obviously it's so much [TS]

00:39:07   obviously better than other coffee but [TS]

00:39:08   since i was having that was like okay [TS]

00:39:11   and then we went back again and I had [TS]

00:39:13   another one that's like from this [TS]

00:39:14   Jamaican coffee place which is also very [TS]

00:39:17   well known as like ok these coffees [TS]

00:39:18   obviously taste better like I can [TS]

00:39:20   understand the difference now it's like [TS]

00:39:21   oh great now this whole world of of not [TS]

00:39:23   being able to appreciate better coffee [TS]

00:39:25   that I have intentionally constructed [TS]

00:39:26   for myself is unraveling and so that [TS]

00:39:29   this has been the story of my life over [TS]

00:39:30   the past year and it has been this thing [TS]

00:39:32   was like okay well what coffee to my [TS]

00:39:33   wife and I make in the house like what [TS]

00:39:35   coffee beans do we have it never used to [TS]

00:39:37   be a problem but now now that I can [TS]

00:39:39   taste the difference it's like oh great [TS]

00:39:41   now this is a [TS]

00:39:41   problem every time about sometimes the [TS]

00:39:43   coffee isn't as good as other times and [TS]

00:39:45   I never used to know and i didn't i [TS]

00:39:47   didn't want to know but this is where i [TS]

00:39:49   am now but if you drinking the coffee [TS]

00:39:51   every day it makes everything a little [TS]

00:39:54   bit better but I was fine before I was [TS]

00:39:56   fine before I knew and now now sometimes [TS]

00:39:59   it's like I love this coffee is really [TS]

00:40:00   disappointing and suddenly I'm like a [TS]

00:40:02   coffee snob and I never wanted to be [TS]

00:40:04   here you know I want to be I want to be [TS]

00:40:06   like a man of the people with my coffee [TS]

00:40:08   I do not want to be a coffee snob [TS]

00:40:10   you can always control these things so [TS]

00:40:11   what did you think of the hipster coffee [TS]

00:40:13   them it's good like it's obviously way [TS]

00:40:16   better than a latte at Starbucks i'm not [TS]

00:40:18   making the argument that i'm not making [TS]

00:40:21   the argument that it isn't and as you [TS]

00:40:23   well know mr. how did you how did you [TS]

00:40:26   like it [TS]

00:40:27   you know that I've been back there [TS]

00:40:28   several times several times actually was [TS]

00:40:32   that your time yesterday wow look at [TS]

00:40:35   that [TS]

00:40:35   well lucky for you this happens to be in [TS]

00:40:37   a location which is very convenient for [TS]

00:40:38   me that i'm always passing by it anyway [TS]

00:40:40   great its lucky for you I don't know if [TS]

00:40:43   it is but I was there yesterday and of [TS]

00:40:45   course I can wanted to pay and this you [TS]

00:40:47   know like just like I would expect it [TS]

00:40:49   one of these hipster places like I just [TS]

00:40:50   want to pay for my coffee but ahead of [TS]

00:40:52   me [TS]

00:40:53   the woman behind the counter is talking [TS]

00:40:54   to the woman in front of me for like 10 [TS]

00:40:56   minutes about the various bruise and how [TS]

00:41:00   they grind the beans and all the rest of [TS]

00:41:01   it's like Jesus it's like I'm in some [TS]

00:41:03   episode of portlandia here where it's [TS]

00:41:05   like I just can't just pay for the [TS]

00:41:07   coffee please [TS]

00:41:08   but no like you have to talk about how [TS]

00:41:09   the how the farmers were feeling when [TS]

00:41:11   they were pulling these beans off of the [TS]

00:41:13   trees like haha so frustrating [TS]

00:41:16   follow the potential trend lines and six [TS]

00:41:17   months w/o this is exactly that like I [TS]

00:41:22   don't want to be this guy I really don't [TS]

00:41:24   want to be this guy so i finally got you [TS]

00:41:26   to look at coffee in this way and I do [TS]

00:41:28   like the fancy coffee you know but the [TS]

00:41:30   coffee is a tool mike i just want to be [TS]

00:41:32   able to drink it without having to [TS]

00:41:33   constantly thinking like me could this [TS]

00:41:35   coffee be better than what I don't have [TS]

00:41:38   to think that small victories great now [TS]

00:41:40   this is a small defeat my life is worse [TS]

00:41:42   now than it was before [TS]

00:41:43   no way you looking at it and there were [TS]

00:41:45   other from the wrong perspective you [TS]

00:41:47   don't understand how much coffee a drink [TS]

00:41:49   that's a good point you have no idea [TS]

00:41:50   like this is this is a slow non-working [TS]

00:41:53   day for me and I'm already on my fourth [TS]

00:41:54   cup [TS]

00:41:54   coffee whoa wow you're drinking the good [TS]

00:41:59   stuff a homeless my wife does all the [TS]

00:42:01   coffee blending and pry I actually have [TS]

00:42:03   no idea what comes through the house [TS]

00:42:04   anymore i'm not i don't even know what [TS]

00:42:06   the situation is [TS]

00:42:07   I have some of a good home coffee [TS]

00:42:09   recommendations i can make you some [TS]

00:42:11   point you're going to require that i use [TS]

00:42:13   some fancy equipment I don't want any of [TS]

00:42:14   this is an aeropress man now I oh yeah [TS]

00:42:17   everybody who use their present so [TS]

00:42:19   simple yeah I've seen those things it [TS]

00:42:20   just explodes everywhere with grinds now [TS]

00:42:23   it's not as simple as everybody likes to [TS]

00:42:25   pretend it is that's only ever happened [TS]

00:42:26   to me once I mean I did end up with [TS]

00:42:28   burning hot coffee grinds on my face and [TS]

00:42:33   all over the kitchen walls but it only [TS]

00:42:36   happened one time yeah but it's also the [TS]

00:42:38   arrow prices like this tiny little thing [TS]

00:42:40   is like no you don't understand i'm [TS]

00:42:41   making drip coffee by the pot at home [TS]

00:42:43   and i'm drinking parts of coffee [TS]

00:42:45   yeah that's the thing that makes me one [TS]

00:42:47   coffee at a time yeah I don't I don't I [TS]

00:42:49   can't live like that like it's just [TS]

00:42:50   awful [TS]

00:42:51   I used to drink instant coffee for years [TS]

00:42:53   and I resisted the the move to even [TS]

00:42:56   filter coffee so did I but like I'm just [TS]

00:42:58   going to remind you know you electricity [TS]

00:43:00   is at all that the best you can get the [TS]

00:43:02   oldest good coffee has more castro more [TS]

00:43:05   caffeine in it you have to think of best [TS]

00:43:07   in holistic sense here Mike best [TS]

00:43:08   includes time for preparation it [TS]

00:43:11   includes many many things right it [TS]

00:43:14   doesn't it doesn't just mean like I was [TS]

00:43:15   this the best tasting coffee in the [TS]

00:43:17   world that is not how you measure to [TS]

00:43:19   like best involves more than just one [TS]

00:43:21   thing and and for me [TS]

00:43:23   best is also has to do with consistency [TS]

00:43:26   right and availability and ease of [TS]

00:43:28   preparation and not having to think [TS]

00:43:31   about it this this is this is the [TS]

00:43:32   holistic view of best you can't argue [TS]

00:43:35   with that can but not well it doesn't [TS]

00:43:39   taste was nice [TS]

00:43:41   hello listeners this is future cgpgrey [TS]

00:43:46   recording from an undisclosed location [TS]

00:43:49   no it's not a cabin in the rocky [TS]

00:43:51   mountains at least not yet anyway but it [TS]

00:43:54   is my own little version of that I ended [TS]

00:43:56   up deciding to take a little break at [TS]

00:43:58   the last minute [TS]

00:43:59   actually the very day after Mike and I [TS]

00:44:01   recorded that show and I have been [TS]

00:44:03   elsewhere [TS]

00:44:04   it's very much an offline vacation and [TS]

00:44:06   so one of the things i have been doing [TS]

00:44:08   is reading books and I've been reading a [TS]

00:44:10   book called essentialism oh this is the [TS]

00:44:13   audible add in case you haven't guessed [TS]

00:44:15   already it's a book that is very [TS]

00:44:17   relevant to the conversation on this [TS]

00:44:19   episode and on the last episode about [TS]

00:44:21   dialing down and narrowing your focus on [TS]

00:44:25   just a few projects if these [TS]

00:44:28   conversations on cortex have resonated [TS]

00:44:31   with you you are going to want to check [TS]

00:44:34   out essentialism the discipline to [TS]

00:44:37   pursuit of less written and read by Greg [TS]

00:44:41   McEwen I think it's a book that many [TS]

00:44:43   cortex listeners could get something [TS]

00:44:45   valuable out of so if you want to listen [TS]

00:44:47   to that book you're going to go to [TS]

00:44:49   audible.com / cortex and get a free [TS]

00:44:53   30-day trial membership if essentialism [TS]

00:44:57   isn't up your alley [TS]

00:44:58   don't worry audible has more than [TS]

00:45:00   180,000 audio programs for you to listen [TS]

00:45:04   to [TS]

00:45:05   that's a lot of books there's going to [TS]

00:45:06   be something there for you [TS]

00:45:08   audible is the place that I use for [TS]

00:45:10   audiobooks they don't often produce but [TS]

00:45:12   i really do like to mention their return [TS]

00:45:14   policy but if you download a book and it [TS]

00:45:17   stinks which I have done many times you [TS]

00:45:19   can just return it and get your money [TS]

00:45:21   back [TS]

00:45:21   it's really a great feature it makes [TS]

00:45:23   trying out stuff just so much more of a [TS]

00:45:26   freeing experience does it sound [TS]

00:45:27   interesting just click it download it [TS]

00:45:29   and give it a shot [TS]

00:45:31   so once again we want to thank possible [TS]

00:45:32   for their support of cortex and all a [TS]

00:45:35   real afm and you should go to [TS]

00:45:37   audible.com / cortex to start your [TS]

00:45:41   30-day free trial today so we spoke [TS]

00:45:44   about you being super tired [TS]

00:45:46   yes and it's because you put out a new [TS]

00:45:48   video yeah super tired and apparently is [TS]

00:45:50   this conversation has revealed slightly [TS]

00:45:52   grumpy [TS]

00:45:52   I like grumpy gray good good I'm glad [TS]

00:45:57   this is for your entertainment [TS]

00:45:58   it's not it's not because of my [TS]

00:46:00   entertainment entertainment people even [TS]

00:46:03   better even better care about the people [TS]

00:46:06   you made a new video right yeah yeah [TS]

00:46:09   this is from our from our perspective [TS]

00:46:11   doing this recording the video went up [TS]

00:46:14   what two days ago and am I don't know [TS]

00:46:17   and this video is very different to [TS]

00:46:23   previous videos [TS]

00:46:24   it is definitely a different style then [TS]

00:46:28   what I've done before and I find this [TS]

00:46:31   video very interesting because I I had a [TS]

00:46:34   bit of a sneak preview to it which i was [TS]

00:46:36   privileged to receive yeah you like that [TS]

00:46:38   you looked out with some timing on this [TS]

00:46:41   i did because people who follow the way [TS]

00:46:44   I work will be aware that i do not like [TS]

00:46:47   to talk about projects before they're [TS]

00:46:49   released like I never asked [TS]

00:46:51   I've just learned never asked you you [TS]

00:46:54   never asked all the people in my life [TS]

00:46:56   never asked what my wife knows she just [TS]

00:46:59   never had ever what I'm working [TS]

00:47:02   why is that extra fun just think of [TS]

00:47:05   everybody in your life that you might [TS]

00:47:06   share it's tough with and I've discussed [TS]

00:47:08   before one of the reasons why I don't [TS]

00:47:10   like to do that is because i often find [TS]

00:47:11   that discussing it ahead of time just [TS]

00:47:13   kind of removes a lot of incentive to [TS]

00:47:15   actually make the thing or I don't know [TS]

00:47:18   I feel like I almost talked myself out [TS]

00:47:20   of projects sometimes when I talk to [TS]

00:47:22   other people [TS]

00:47:22   this is a variety of reasons why I don't [TS]

00:47:25   do it because I'm like a secretive [TS]

00:47:28   paranoid freak I don't do it because i [TS]

00:47:30   have consistently found that it is [TS]

00:47:33   detrimental to the process of production [TS]

00:47:35   so that like that's why I don't do it [TS]

00:47:37   however there is a very narrow window of [TS]

00:47:42   time where when I have a script that is [TS]

00:47:47   like ninety-five percent done then [TS]

00:47:50   sometimes I will talk to people i know [TS]

00:47:53   about it because it's useful to [TS]

00:47:56   occasionally run stuff by people and see [TS]

00:47:58   like how do people react to this topic [TS]

00:48:00   you let me ask some questions let me see [TS]

00:48:02   what the other person is confused about [TS]

00:48:05   because there when the script is almost [TS]

00:48:07   entirely done like in theory I could [TS]

00:48:10   record it but I'm still just trying to [TS]

00:48:12   do some edits on it at that point to me [TS]

00:48:14   it feels like I'm over this hill of [TS]

00:48:16   inevitability like there's no way i'm [TS]

00:48:18   not going to make the video anymore so i [TS]

00:48:20   might as well just work on it and so [TS]

00:48:23   from from like the second-to-last draft [TS]

00:48:25   through the animation phase then a much [TS]

00:48:27   more willing to talk about what are [TS]

00:48:28   working on when people ask me and you [TS]

00:48:31   just happened to catch me we just [TS]

00:48:33   happened to meet up with each other in [TS]

00:48:35   London basically right at that point was [TS]

00:48:38   like there's no way i'm not making this [TS]

00:48:40   video and so I thought oh let me [TS]

00:48:42   experiment on like a little bit let me [TS]

00:48:44   run through this topic with him and see [TS]

00:48:47   like what he's can what is he confused [TS]

00:48:49   about what is the asked questions about [TS]

00:48:50   and make some notes and maybe tweak the [TS]

00:48:52   script a little bit based on that [TS]

00:48:54   did I pass the test there's no tests [TS]

00:48:56   well i mean i could have just going to [TS]

00:48:58   the you know that's useless absolutely [TS]

00:49:01   useless to you [TS]

00:49:02   yeah I don't ever like the I've never [TS]

00:49:05   had that happen when i run a topic by [TS]

00:49:06   people where they just sit there like a [TS]

00:49:08   drooling idiot so that has that has not [TS]

00:49:12   yet occurred again I guess that it's [TS]

00:49:14   it's more of a it's more of a trying to [TS]

00:49:17   gauge where confusing points are or [TS]

00:49:20   where someone asks a question and so [TS]

00:49:23   that that's actually what i'm i'm [TS]

00:49:25   looking for it's not like I'm trying to [TS]

00:49:26   see like how interested is the person in [TS]

00:49:28   this thing the time for that has long [TS]

00:49:30   passed it's more an issue of trying to [TS]

00:49:32   look for points for confusion and so [TS]

00:49:35   that's why sometimes at the very last [TS]

00:49:36   minute i'll talk about a video with with [TS]

00:49:38   somebody else but you know it was it was [TS]

00:49:40   useful to do a quick run-through you [TS]

00:49:43   with that and and I think I recorded the [TS]

00:49:45   record the audio the next day or the two [TS]

00:49:48   days after that something something [TS]

00:49:50   along those lines and then start on the [TS]

00:49:51   whole animation process I was kind of [TS]

00:49:53   surprised how quickly it was from [TS]

00:49:54   conversation to the video being released [TS]

00:49:56   its like five or six days something like [TS]

00:49:57   that yeah that sounds about right [TS]

00:49:59   and I just it's just interesting to me [TS]

00:50:01   like it just it really i think further [TS]

00:50:04   demonstrates where the bottleneck is [TS]

00:50:05   which is the scriptwriting the getting [TS]

00:50:07   the scripts to the place where i can [TS]

00:50:08   record it [TS]

00:50:09   that is the hard part and I was thinking [TS]

00:50:13   this morning because so the video that i [TS]

00:50:15   put up is I called America pox [TS]

00:50:17   I don't know [TS]

00:50:18   describe a broadly speaking it's it's [TS]

00:50:20   the answer to this question of why is it [TS]

00:50:24   that when like Columbus visited the new [TS]

00:50:27   world there's this thing that historians [TS]

00:50:29   called the Columbian Exchange which has [TS]

00:50:31   been columbus and other explorers [TS]

00:50:33   brought over all of these diseases and [TS]

00:50:36   your end of the Native Americans got [TS]

00:50:38   sick [TS]

00:50:38   the question is like why didn't why [TS]

00:50:41   didn't the European explorers get sick [TS]

00:50:43   it's trying to answer is trying to [TS]

00:50:45   answer that question and this is a video [TS]

00:50:50   topic that for the past two [TS]

00:50:54   thanksgivings I had attempted to make [TS]

00:50:56   this video while in time for so this one [TS]

00:51:00   is is quite old and I was just trying to [TS]

00:51:02   estimate this morning i'm going to guess [TS]

00:51:05   that between this Thanksgiving where I [TS]

00:51:07   finally got it done last Thanksgiving [TS]

00:51:10   and the Thanksgiving before that where [TS]

00:51:12   which were all times when i was working [TS]

00:51:14   on the script i'm going to guess that [TS]

00:51:16   means what over three years there might [TS]

00:51:18   have been something like 50 drafts of [TS]

00:51:20   the script before i decided to record it [TS]

00:51:22   and it's in no small part because like [TS]

00:51:26   people here that and they they often [TS]

00:51:29   just go immediately to like the the [TS]

00:51:31   perfectionist thing was like oh no [TS]

00:51:32   that's that's not my perception of this [TS]

00:51:33   not just like i am not a very good [TS]

00:51:36   writer but i think that my skills in [TS]

00:51:38   editing and this is just a complicated [TS]

00:51:41   and somewhat sensitive topic and it's [TS]

00:51:43   like boy it just required a lot of [TS]

00:51:45   drafts and a lot of rewrites to get it [TS]

00:51:47   to a place where I felt like okay yes [TS]

00:51:49   this is that this is telling a story in [TS]

00:51:52   an understandable way like it's a [TS]

00:51:53   complicated thing there's lots of moving [TS]

00:51:55   parts here this is not a video where i [TS]

00:51:59   can just blast through some areas like [TS]

00:52:02   in many of my videos I there's lots of [TS]

00:52:05   sections like I can just kind of skip a [TS]

00:52:07   whole bunch of stuff it's like not with [TS]

00:52:08   this one because you need to go through [TS]

00:52:09   this step by step by step what is that [TS]

00:52:11   when we were talking about like the [TS]

00:52:12   videos 12 minutes long and when we were [TS]

00:52:13   talking about it maybe took about an [TS]

00:52:16   hour for me to actually understand [TS]

00:52:17   yeah yeah yes it was it's very complex [TS]

00:52:20   as a thing [TS]

00:52:21   yeah it's it's a complex topic and it [TS]

00:52:23   also took as much longer in person to go [TS]

00:52:24   through it because i was also talking to [TS]

00:52:27   about a lot of the stuff is probably [TS]

00:52:28   going to be in the part 2 section as [TS]

00:52:30   well and that that was all [TS]

00:52:32   so what was useful for me as i was [TS]

00:52:33   trying to figure out like how much apart [TS]

00:52:35   to do i need to pull out and talking to [TS]

00:52:38   a real live human about it in person was [TS]

00:52:40   like oh right [TS]

00:52:41   all of it like everything that could be [TS]

00:52:43   in part two I should put in part two and [TS]

00:52:46   it's very obvious once i'm talking to [TS]

00:52:47   someone that that that that has to be [TS]

00:52:49   the way that it's going to be so this [TS]

00:52:51   was the first video post styling down [TS]

00:52:53   yeah yeah and I wanted what kind of [TS]

00:52:56   impact actually made on the process [TS]

00:52:58   because I hope that it made some yeah [TS]

00:53:01   the the the dialing down thing has been [TS]

00:53:05   a very interesting experience and the [TS]

00:53:09   most direct thing that I can say is that [TS]

00:53:13   part of the part of the dialing down [TS]

00:53:16   thing that I have been doing which is [TS]

00:53:17   not explicitly part of this like staying [TS]

00:53:19   off Twitter thing but as a side effect [TS]

00:53:22   I've been very much focused on only [TS]

00:53:25   working on two videos at a time and when [TS]

00:53:29   I have when I have this feeling of like [TS]

00:53:32   who i want to go work on something else [TS]

00:53:33   now of trying to clamp it down and be [TS]

00:53:35   like no you can't you can't do this [TS]

00:53:38   brain like you can't start writing [TS]

00:53:40   another script for another thing like [TS]

00:53:41   there's two videos that I'm working on [TS]

00:53:43   and that's it so one of them was the one [TS]

00:53:46   that just went up and the other one is [TS]

00:53:48   one that's still in progress when you [TS]

00:53:51   get those ideas though do you still [TS]

00:53:53   record them what do you let them go like [TS]

00:53:55   you have an idea for something else do [TS]

00:53:57   you just like oh my kawai yeah it's this [TS]

00:54:01   is a habit that is ingrained in me very [TS]

00:54:04   thoroughly now is that when I have an [TS]

00:54:05   idea about something i just write it [TS]

00:54:06   down and maybe I'll do something with [TS]

00:54:09   that later maybe I won't but I will [TS]

00:54:10   write it down and I will make a record [TS]

00:54:12   of it and eventually that gets filtered [TS]

00:54:15   through a bunch of reviews and systems [TS]

00:54:16   and like maybe it turns into a thing or [TS]

00:54:18   maybe it doesn't because if I don't [TS]

00:54:20   write it down then my brain really won't [TS]

00:54:22   let it go was like we have to hold on to [TS]

00:54:23   this amazing idea [TS]

00:54:24   like now brain it's okay we made a note [TS]

00:54:26   it's there and we'll get to it later and [TS]

00:54:28   then the brain kind of relax about that [TS]

00:54:30   but what I mean more is I would have [TS]

00:54:33   very often i feel like i want to write [TS]

00:54:38   about some topic and that's the thing [TS]

00:54:42   that much more curtailing on is like [TS]

00:54:44   look [TS]

00:54:44   you're going to spend the majority of [TS]

00:54:48   your morning writing on these two videos [TS]

00:54:51   only and you can't spend a whole morning [TS]

00:54:54   writing on another video because i can [TS]

00:54:57   try to set like I have pre-decided these [TS]

00:55:00   two videos are the ones that i am [TS]

00:55:02   working on and I have two slots [TS]

00:55:03   available and when one of those slots [TS]

00:55:06   freeze up like then the next video that [TS]

00:55:08   i will make a decision about will go in [TS]

00:55:09   that free slot so we'll have 22 on the [TS]

00:55:12   burners at once but no more than two as [TS]

00:55:15   opposed to previously when I was just [TS]

00:55:16   like jumping around all the time and as [TS]

00:55:18   we discussed in the last episode i think [TS]

00:55:19   the jumping around was related to my [TS]

00:55:22   media consumption so i think that that [TS]

00:55:25   is that's that's definitely related but [TS]

00:55:27   in a more in a more direct way something [TS]

00:55:31   that I thought was interesting so when I [TS]

00:55:34   put the video up I did [TS]

00:55:38   relax a lot of my controls about like [TS]

00:55:40   I'm not going to go on social media is [TS]

00:55:42   simply because like the video is so [TS]

00:55:44   fundamental to my business and it is so [TS]

00:55:46   important it's like okay it would just [TS]

00:55:47   be stupid not to be on reddit today [TS]

00:55:51   yeah i'm pleased she said that because [TS]

00:55:52   that would have been a bit ridiculous [TS]

00:55:54   you you would have been cut your nose [TS]

00:55:55   off to spite your face in that scenario [TS]

00:55:57   right it's like and that's why again I [TS]

00:56:00   when I wrote that article i talked about [TS]

00:56:01   dialing down because it is not a [TS]

00:56:04   question of elimination [TS]

00:56:05   it's a question of reduction is being [TS]

00:56:07   there when you need to and not when you [TS]

00:56:08   done right and so what I also did was I [TS]

00:56:12   decided that it was okay to be looking [TS]

00:56:15   at at mentions on twitter so i didn't [TS]

00:56:18   post anything on Twitter so like you're [TS]

00:56:20   looking for disaster disaster [TS]

00:56:22   yeah is that that's exactly right like [TS]

00:56:25   if I just want to see if there's [TS]

00:56:27   anything coming across the radar that's [TS]

00:56:29   a real problem or anything that's [TS]

00:56:31   unexpectedly good and to not be on [TS]

00:56:34   Twitter would would just be stupid and [TS]

00:56:37   they would just be done with like I'm [TS]

00:56:38   releasing a video there might be [TS]

00:56:40   hundreds of thousands of people watching [TS]

00:56:41   it today like today is not the day to [TS]

00:56:43   say like oh I'm just going to sit here [TS]

00:56:44   in the park and read a book and and pay [TS]

00:56:47   attention to nothing like it just is not [TS]

00:56:48   a good idea is it's there's nothing [TS]

00:56:51   about that that's good so I still didn't [TS]

00:56:52   post on Twitter except for just the self [TS]

00:56:55   promotion stuff as per normal but i was [TS]

00:56:57   looking at [TS]

00:56:57   mentions coming in and i was looking at [TS]

00:56:59   the red and seeing conversations that [TS]

00:57:01   were going on there and as I do on a [TS]

00:57:03   video day I like to see because you know [TS]

00:57:06   I'm always very interested in like okay [TS]

00:57:07   what does the cgpgrey subreddit have to [TS]

00:57:09   say about this like here are the people [TS]

00:57:11   who like the work that i do what do they [TS]

00:57:13   have to say but i'm also very interested [TS]

00:57:15   to go around on reddit and if there are [TS]

00:57:17   conversations happening in different [TS]

00:57:18   corners like where people don't know who [TS]

00:57:21   i am like they're just discussing the [TS]

00:57:22   video that is also a very useful kind of [TS]

00:57:25   feedback to see into cats a subjective [TS]

00:57:28   yeah it's it's much more objective when [TS]

00:57:31   people are less aware of who i am as a [TS]

00:57:33   person in there just like they're [TS]

00:57:34   looking at a video and making some [TS]

00:57:36   thoughts about it so that's a I [TS]

00:57:38   definitely still did that but what I was [TS]

00:57:41   going to say that was connected to the [TS]

00:57:42   dialing down is like a so I let the [TS]

00:57:44   gates open this day but was really [TS]

00:57:47   interesting was that I saw at least [TS]

00:57:50   three different sources where people [TS]

00:57:53   pointed out to me other places where [TS]

00:57:57   other people had done not the same topic [TS]

00:58:01   but i would say adjacent topics just in [TS]

00:58:04   like the last week and oh wow so this to [TS]

00:58:08   me was a perfect example of man I am so [TS]

00:58:14   glad i didn't know this now none of the [TS]

00:58:16   things that people sent to me would have [TS]

00:58:18   been showstoppers because nobody was [TS]

00:58:20   doing the exact same thing but all of [TS]

00:58:22   them were just very close and I feel [TS]

00:58:25   like that would have i'm glad i didn't [TS]

00:58:26   even know about things that were closed [TS]

00:58:29   where the places that you potentially [TS]

00:58:30   would have seen them [TS]

00:58:32   yeah yeah oh definitely wow ok so yeah [TS]

00:58:34   this could have been a showstopper them [TS]

00:58:36   none of them would have been [TS]

00:58:37   showstoppers but what might what might [TS]

00:58:40   have happened had I not done the dialing [TS]

00:58:42   down thing is that had I seen these [TS]

00:58:45   things I think it's pretty likely that i [TS]

00:58:48   would have been less motivated to make [TS]

00:58:51   the video so i would have been working [TS]

00:58:53   on it more slowly and then it's also [TS]

00:58:55   possible that that means I might have [TS]

00:58:57   missed like the thanksgiving deadline [TS]

00:58:59   again and then push it onto year for [TS]

00:59:03   right and then like this is that this is [TS]

00:59:05   the problem that I have is like if I'm [TS]

00:59:06   trying to make a video for a deadline [TS]

00:59:09   and i missed the deadline [TS]

00:59:11   well [TS]

00:59:11   well these things take a long time and [TS]

00:59:14   this is sometimes y like this huge gaps [TS]

00:59:15   in video upload schedule is like I spent [TS]

00:59:18   several weeks on this thing I didn't [TS]

00:59:20   quite make it in time like well like [TS]

00:59:22   there we go like that actually happened [TS]

00:59:25   with the brief history of the royal [TS]

00:59:26   family video they were a couple of royal [TS]

00:59:30   related events that that video was [TS]

00:59:32   originally intended for so that was [TS]

00:59:34   another one that went over a couple of [TS]

00:59:36   scripts over a couple of different times [TS]

00:59:38   and I'm eventually made it for the Queen [TS]

00:59:43   Elizabeth raining longer than Queen [TS]

00:59:45   Victoria deadline because I really do [TS]

00:59:47   feel like this is the final one like if [TS]

00:59:48   you ever can do this video this is the [TS]

00:59:50   week to do this video but there were [TS]

00:59:52   there were some other royal related [TS]

00:59:54   events that that one was originally [TS]

00:59:55   intended for that i missed but so anyway [TS]

00:59:58   the bottom line is that [TS]

00:59:58   the bottom line is that [TS]

01:00:00   I am glad that I was unaware of the work [TS]

01:00:04   of other education professionals during [TS]

01:00:08   the production of this video the thumbs [TS]

01:00:10   up thumbs up on dialing down [TS]

01:00:12   so while sense of success they are they [TS]

01:00:15   have a part of this that that isn't it ? [TS]

01:00:17   in my mind is does this type of success [TS]

01:00:21   potentially lead to scenario where you [TS]

01:00:23   remained all down for a longer period of [TS]

01:00:26   time I see this sort of stuff and it's [TS]

01:00:29   like winning and it's like that is I [TS]

01:00:31   think as much a worry as it is a good [TS]

01:00:33   thing depending on your outlook again we [TS]

01:00:35   are recording this towards the end of [TS]

01:00:37   november and i can say without a doubt i [TS]

01:00:41   have already decided that I'm going to [TS]

01:00:42   extend this for another month you're [TS]

01:00:45   gonna go to the end of the year so i'm [TS]

01:00:46   going to go to the end of the year like [TS]

01:00:47   like I think we discussed in the last [TS]

01:00:49   episode of that's a possibility [TS]

01:00:50   whereas now I can say that's a that's a [TS]

01:00:52   definite and in some ways it has had [TS]

01:00:55   less of an effect on my daily life that [TS]

01:00:57   I would have originally expected and [TS]

01:00:59   let's say I want to sit down and and [TS]

01:01:02   write an article for my website which is [TS]

01:01:03   like the follow up to a month of reduced [TS]

01:01:07   internet I don't feel like I have any [TS]

01:01:10   conclusions yet to write about that i [TS]

01:01:12   still feel very strongly like I am in [TS]

01:01:14   the middle of this thing still and i [TS]

01:01:16   don't i don't really understand it so if [TS]

01:01:19   I was to sit down and try to say like [TS]

01:01:20   here's what i figured out from this this [TS]

01:01:22   month-long experiment i would not have a [TS]

01:01:24   good article to write about that because [TS]

01:01:26   I just don't know what the conclusions [TS]

01:01:28   are so I am I am definitely intending to [TS]

01:01:31   extend this for a longer period of time [TS]

01:01:33   and one of the things about extending [TS]

01:01:35   over december is that i'm going to be [TS]

01:01:38   taking some time off and that's going to [TS]

01:01:40   be interesting because it means i will [TS]

01:01:42   have stretches of time where icon past [TS]

01:01:46   vacations it would be very likely like [TS]

01:01:47   I'll spend the day on social media on [TS]

01:01:49   Twitter and just because i enjoy these [TS]

01:01:51   things but i want to have like a series [TS]

01:01:54   of days where I'm deciding like no this [TS]

01:01:56   is not an option and i need to engage in [TS]

01:01:58   other activities and see how that goes [TS]

01:02:00   so I think do this extending it to the [TS]

01:02:02   end of the year also provides more [TS]

01:02:05   feedback on what this means in different [TS]

01:02:07   kind of scenario like if I'm taking a [TS]

01:02:09   week off what does it mean to not be [TS]

01:02:12   working [TS]

01:02:13   and have a week off and also not be [TS]

01:02:15   going on social media like I don't know [TS]

01:02:17   the answer to that right now I don't [TS]

01:02:19   know how that will be [TS]

01:02:19   did you feel any difference when you're [TS]

01:02:21   actually preparing the video i felt more [TS]

01:02:24   focused in the mornings like this is [TS]

01:02:26   definitely my conclusion from this is [TS]

01:02:28   that the morning isolation is extremely [TS]

01:02:33   beneficial i think it really helps with [TS]

01:02:36   not having mornings unintentionally [TS]

01:02:39   derailed and it helps with focusing on [TS]

01:02:42   this limited number of projects so that [TS]

01:02:44   is definitely good [TS]

01:02:46   however the the hardest thing was when I [TS]

01:02:51   was doing the animating I felt like I [TS]

01:02:55   was losing my mind because this egg the [TS]

01:02:59   animating as I've often mentioned is [TS]

01:03:00   this process that I find very tedious [TS]

01:03:02   and very hard and I've often use Twitter [TS]

01:03:05   as a as a kind of steam valve to release [TS]

01:03:07   just a lot of I don't even know I don't [TS]

01:03:09   even want to say frustration is exactly [TS]

01:03:11   it but it's it's almost like i have a [TS]

01:03:14   need for greater stimulus when i'm doing [TS]

01:03:16   the animation somebody please save me [TS]

01:03:18   from turning right now [TS]

01:03:20   yeah yeah that that's kind of what it is [TS]

01:03:22   and you were on the receiving end of [TS]

01:03:25   that because i was instant messaging you [TS]

01:03:26   much more than i would normally do [TS]

01:03:28   because later really were [TS]

01:03:30   it was fine because I knew what was [TS]

01:03:33   going on and I was happy to help but [TS]

01:03:36   yeah you were very chatty [TS]

01:03:37   yeah it was like I am NOT a chatty [TS]

01:03:39   person even people is the message with [TS]

01:03:41   know that i am not a chatty person in [TS]

01:03:43   the least what factors like I think Mike [TS]

01:03:45   will put up with this like I Mike let me [TS]

01:03:47   look at this ridiculous stock footage [TS]

01:03:48   that I found right like look at this [TS]

01:03:50   Buffalo I'm like okay great [TS]

01:03:52   yeah exactly so i have to say that that [TS]

01:03:58   was interesting because I genuinely [TS]

01:04:03   don't think that the like being on [TS]

01:04:08   Twitter slows me down during animation [TS]

01:04:10   phase if it does slow me down it's [TS]

01:04:14   something small it's like five percent [TS]

01:04:16   or ten percent slower at most but I can [TS]

01:04:18   say that being on Twitter makes the [TS]

01:04:20   animation phase 75% more tolerable is [TS]

01:04:25   that is the way to put [TS]

01:04:26   it so so that was that was a real [TS]

01:04:30   frustration and I mean this is this [TS]

01:04:32   video because it was longer it took a [TS]

01:04:34   much longer time to animate the most [TS]

01:04:36   videos it was probably about four full [TS]

01:04:39   days of animating and I mean really full [TS]

01:04:41   days of animating yeah what time you up [TS]

01:04:43   to the last night I felt like you sent [TS]

01:04:45   me a message at like 5am or something [TS]

01:04:47   and felt something like that anyway so i [TS]

01:04:49   posted the video on monday and sunday [TS]

01:04:53   was the final push was like I want this [TS]

01:04:56   video up on monday for a variety of [TS]

01:04:58   reasons and I wanted up early in the [TS]

01:05:00   morning america time on monday and i'm [TS]

01:05:02   going to hit this goal and i'm not going [TS]

01:05:04   to go to sleep until this is done and so [TS]

01:05:07   sunday i woke up at about seven in the [TS]

01:05:12   morning and then yeah i sent i sent a [TS]

01:05:15   message to you and I did a couple of [TS]

01:05:16   things i looked at the clock and i went [TS]

01:05:18   to bed at five thirty in the morning on [TS]

01:05:22   monday and then I slept from 530 until [TS]

01:05:26   about seven-thirty on Monday morning and [TS]

01:05:28   then got up and at that point the video [TS]

01:05:31   was done like the animation was finished [TS]

01:05:33   at five thirty in the morning but as you [TS]

01:05:35   know from youtube like there are many [TS]

01:05:36   things that you need to do to get the [TS]

01:05:38   video ready to upload and especially [TS]

01:05:40   when you're uploading a really big file [TS]

01:05:41   like a 4k thing and i want to put in [TS]

01:05:44   annotations and like hidden links for [TS]

01:05:46   people it's like if you're doing [TS]

01:05:47   something important like I can't imagine [TS]

01:05:49   how does takes out like all I'm doing is [TS]

01:05:51   uploading an audio far with an image 22 [TS]

01:05:54   were not very but like not massively in [TS]

01:05:56   popular channels even right yeah like if [TS]

01:05:59   I screwed something up [TS]

01:06:00   there's not a lot of people that are [TS]

01:06:01   going to see it and also not a lot of [TS]

01:06:03   people that would really care so much a [TS]

01:06:04   given up everybody saw it nobody's gonna [TS]

01:06:06   be like super upset about it but and [TS]

01:06:08   also because it doesn't make us a lot of [TS]

01:06:10   money but if you screw something up on [TS]

01:06:12   your videos that's like a big problem [TS]

01:06:15   yeah the YouTube the YouTube is [TS]

01:06:18   definitely the absolute center of my [TS]

01:06:20   business right you even though i upload [TS]

01:06:22   videos less frequently than i do podcast [TS]

01:06:24   the YouTube is definitely still the [TS]

01:06:25   central thing so there's a problem with [TS]

01:06:27   the YouTube video it's a big problem and [TS]

01:06:30   the infrequency adds to the bigness of [TS]

01:06:33   the problem like this has to go right [TS]

01:06:35   you are afforded less mistakes because [TS]

01:06:38   you don't publish every week [TS]

01:06:39   yeah and there's also just a lot of [TS]

01:06:41   stuff to do so i have this whole [TS]

01:06:43   checklist that I run through words like [TS]

01:06:44   okay [TS]

01:06:44   really you have a check in particular is [TS]

01:06:46   gonna do for the people who support me [TS]

01:06:48   on patreon it's like okay I have this [TS]

01:06:49   wall of thanks on my website like I want [TS]

01:06:51   to go through and I have to update the [TS]

01:06:52   wall thanks make sure all that's a place [TS]

01:06:54   make sure that the people who get [TS]

01:06:56   special thanks in the video description [TS]

01:06:57   like make sure they're in there so it's [TS]

01:06:59   like I have to get things ready to go on [TS]

01:07:01   like three platforms its youtube I have [TS]

01:07:03   to have all the patreon stuff in place [TS]

01:07:04   and then I also uploaded to the podcast [TS]

01:07:07   RSS feed as well so it's like I have to [TS]

01:07:09   have all of this [TS]

01:07:10   ready to go so anyway monday morning i [TS]

01:07:13   got up at about seven and I was ready to [TS]

01:07:15   go at 11 and i started slowly rolling it [TS]

01:07:19   out in a couple of different places that [TS]

01:07:21   starting at about eleven-thirty but but [TS]

01:07:24   yeah so the the animation days were [TS]

01:07:27   we're very very long and very very [TS]

01:07:30   tiring and this is this is the case [TS]

01:07:33   where I feel like right now I'm going [TS]

01:07:34   almost through jetlag without flying [TS]

01:07:37   like that quickly yesterday I was not in [TS]

01:07:40   a very good state of things like I just [TS]

01:07:43   way over tired and not thinking super [TS]

01:07:45   clearly and today I'm starting to become [TS]

01:07:46   much more like a normal person but yea [TS]

01:07:49   big animation pushes take a lot out of [TS]

01:07:51   me and I'm very glad that I got this [TS]

01:07:54   done like it was up and it was there in [TS]

01:07:56   time but yeah this this was a this was [TS]

01:07:59   much more animation than the normal i'm [TS]

01:08:02   going to try not to i'm going to try not [TS]

01:08:04   to animate 12 minutes worth of stuff in [TS]

01:08:06   that short time frame ever again if I [TS]

01:08:08   can avoid it very happy today this [TS]

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01:08:20   to go in and search for that domain name [TS]

01:08:22   that you're looking for these days [TS]

01:08:24   domain names are so important for so [TS]

01:08:26   many different things everything is on [TS]

01:08:28   the internet you know you might want to [TS]

01:08:30   have a blog which is also be obviously [TS]

01:08:31   enjoy made for that even if you have [TS]

01:08:33   like a restaurant you need a website and [TS]

01:08:35   you need to domain and buying domains in [TS]

01:08:38   the past has been a bit of a hairy [TS]

01:08:39   affair you have to do with companies [TS]

01:08:41   that want to show you a bunch of stuff [TS]

01:08:42   that you're not really interested in [TS]

01:08:44   because we want is that cool name you've [TS]

01:08:45   been thinking about you just want to get [TS]

01:08:47   it quickly so you can get on with [TS]

01:08:49   building the project that you've been [TS]

01:08:50   working on this is what however is [TS]

01:08:52   complete [TS]

01:08:53   completely focused on doing they want to [TS]

01:08:55   make it a completely hassle-free [TS]

01:08:56   experience so you are able to just go in [TS]

01:08:59   search for what you're looking for [TS]

01:09:01   choose from one of their great domain [TS]

01:09:02   options like common code me or the new [TS]

01:09:05   crazy ones to Like dot limo or coffee [TS]

01:09:08   I wonder if hips that coffee is [TS]

01:09:09   available for gray maybe I should check [TS]

01:09:11   that that's probably quite a good one [TS]

01:09:12   I'm sure that he would like that very [TS]

01:09:13   much these days you could go and choose [TS]

01:09:16   whatever it is you're looking for the [TS]

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01:09:20   include who is privacy for free to of [TS]

01:09:22   all of the domains that support it [TS]

01:09:24   basically what this means is that the [TS]

01:09:26   private information that you need to [TS]

01:09:27   give to registered a domain like your [TS]

01:09:29   name and your contact information will [TS]

01:09:31   be kept private other registers and [TS]

01:09:33   other companies they make you pay for [TS]

01:09:35   this [TS]

01:09:36   however give it to you for free because [TS]

01:09:37   your private information should be [TS]

01:09:39   private [TS]

01:09:39   they also something new that i really [TS]

01:09:41   like called hover connect and what this [TS]

01:09:43   does is usually when you buy a domain [TS]

01:09:44   you have to go into the domain admin [TS]

01:09:46   panel and put in a bunch of interesting [TS]

01:09:48   codes that come from a service that [TS]

01:09:50   you're trying to point your domain to [TS]

01:09:52   you know something like Shopify or [TS]

01:09:54   tumblr or square space for example but [TS]

01:09:56   we'll have a connect all you do is just [TS]

01:09:57   select the service that you want to [TS]

01:09:59   point your domain to and however take [TS]

01:10:00   all of the pain away and just fill in [TS]

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01:10:04   super easy with just a few clicks your [TS]

01:10:05   domain will be ready to go [TS]

01:10:08   however also have fantastic no hold no [TS]

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01:10:12   you call harbor you be talking to an [TS]

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01:10:18   you are looking to get yourself a domain [TS]

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01:10:22   should be looking to go to so go right [TS]

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01:10:28   and try them out [TS]

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01:10:41   thank you so much for however their [TS]

01:10:43   continued support the show there's a lot [TS]

01:10:45   of different stuff in this video though [TS]

01:10:47   like your tone was different you had [TS]

01:10:50   like the background music was like [TS]

01:10:51   really really dramatic it was very [TS]

01:10:54   different [TS]

01:10:54   I mean I really liked it but it was very [TS]

01:10:56   different [TS]

01:10:58   yeah so I mean this is this is this is a [TS]

01:11:03   bit of a broader topic in some way like [TS]

01:11:04   making making things for the internet [TS]

01:11:06   right and I think humans need not apply [TS]

01:11:11   was the first thing like this that i did [TS]

01:11:13   that was different [TS]

01:11:14   yeah that was a lot of stuff going on [TS]

01:11:16   there yeah we're like I had been known [TS]

01:11:19   for making brief fast-talking videos and [TS]

01:11:23   then I made humans need not apply and [TS]

01:11:27   that was the first time i tried [TS]

01:11:28   something different i still think that [TS]

01:11:29   is probably my best work to date when I [TS]

01:11:32   look at it now there are things that I [TS]

01:11:33   would change that i would do differently [TS]

01:11:34   but i'm i'm pretty happy with the way [TS]

01:11:35   that it that it came out so that was the [TS]

01:11:37   first time I wasn't talking super fast [TS]

01:11:39   in a video and with this one as i was [TS]

01:11:45   writing the script for this i just [TS]

01:11:47   became more and more aware like my [TS]

01:11:50   normal style of like fast and breezy and [TS]

01:11:54   like let's just talk about these things [TS]

01:11:55   into to like this doesn't work when [TS]

01:11:58   you're talking about a kind of [TS]

01:12:00   unintentional genocide like it's just [TS]

01:12:02   like you know what there's no way [TS]

01:12:04   there's no way to be super breezy about [TS]

01:12:07   the death of tens of millions of people [TS]

01:12:09   it's like you can't make a funny video [TS]

01:12:11   about how did the Holocaust happen and [TS]

01:12:14   this this is like a similar kind of [TS]

01:12:16   topic when you're just talking about [TS]

01:12:17   many people died and let's talk about [TS]

01:12:20   why that happened [TS]

01:12:21   you just can't do that with like upbeat [TS]

01:12:23   music in the background [TS]

01:12:25   it just doesn't work it doesn't work at [TS]

01:12:27   all i think maybe one of the reasons why [TS]

01:12:29   I never quite got the video ready for [TS]

01:12:31   earlier Thanksgivings is that the [TS]

01:12:33   earlier scripts were still much more in [TS]

01:12:36   my style and it was this year and this [TS]

01:12:41   time trying to get it done that I [TS]

01:12:42   realize like i know i need to change [TS]

01:12:43   this whole thing around like the the [TS]

01:12:45   whole way that i'm approaching it just [TS]

01:12:46   won't work and that's why I slowed it [TS]

01:12:49   way down like I talk slower in this when [TS]

01:12:52   I talk in humans need not apply and [TS]

01:12:55   humans need not apply already much [TS]

01:12:56   slower than my normal style and that was [TS]

01:12:59   a very deliberate choice to try to try [TS]

01:13:02   to match the the tone of this thing but [TS]

01:13:05   so I'm i am very happy with the way it [TS]

01:13:10   came out I feel like I achieved the tone [TS]

01:13:14   and the style that I was setting out to [TS]

01:13:16   achieve and I also think it's very good [TS]

01:13:22   if if you are making things for the [TS]

01:13:27   internet I mean I don't know if everyone [TS]

01:13:31   feels this way but I definitely feel [TS]

01:13:32   this way that sometimes I want to [TS]

01:13:34   intentionally but against the trend that [TS]

01:13:39   i am setting for myself like i don't i [TS]

01:13:43   don't always want to do the style of [TS]

01:13:45   video that people are expecting that I [TS]

01:13:48   do like I think doing things that are [TS]

01:13:51   different is beneficial for a long-term [TS]

01:13:54   career and so it would not surprise me [TS]

01:13:59   if this video ends up being not as [TS]

01:14:02   popular as the others because i think [TS]

01:14:05   both the style and the content work [TS]

01:14:08   against virality this is not sailing [TS]

01:14:11   with the winds of what spreads well on [TS]

01:14:13   the internet like this is sailing [TS]

01:14:15   against the winds but i think it's it's [TS]

01:14:18   good as a creator to do something [TS]

01:14:19   different and i feel like i have [TS]

01:14:23   achieved that you've got to be able to [TS]

01:14:25   grow and adapt [TS]

01:14:26   yeah or did not even just grow and adapt [TS]

01:14:29   its it's this feeling of like it's easy [TS]

01:14:31   to become a parody of yourself [TS]

01:14:33   especially if you have a unknown style [TS]

01:14:36   and that that's the kind of thing that [TS]

01:14:39   I'm just trying to I don't even say I'm [TS]

01:14:42   trying to avoid because i like doing the [TS]

01:14:44   videos in my normal style like I think [TS]

01:14:46   I'm i think i'm good at that i'm not [TS]

01:14:47   saying that I'm trying to avoid that [TS]

01:14:49   it's not like oh I'm gonna make serious [TS]

01:14:50   videos from now on because i'm a serious [TS]

01:14:52   video maker so i think i think at the [TS]

01:14:54   point when people start to refer as a to [TS]

01:14:56   a video is a cgpgrey style video like [TS]

01:14:59   indicates that you need to make sure [TS]

01:15:01   that you don't do that too often i think [TS]

01:15:03   yeah and and it's just like so I mean I [TS]

01:15:09   have a rough timeline for videos that [TS]

01:15:11   are going to come out i mean it [TS]

01:15:12   excluding this part 2 video like the [TS]

01:15:15   third thing that's up on my mom I like [TS]

01:15:17   mint [TS]

01:15:18   okey with what's probably going to [TS]

01:15:19   happen next is that I will have another [TS]

01:15:20   sort of very normal cgpgrey style video [TS]

01:15:24   like I'm not avoiding that at all but i [TS]

01:15:26   just think it's good to do stuff that's [TS]

01:15:27   different sometimes because it's one of [TS]

01:15:31   the reasons why like when I made a [TS]

01:15:32   youtube channel i specifically use the [TS]

01:15:34   channel that was just my name and I [TS]

01:15:36   didn't use a channel that was called [TS]

01:15:38   like fast-talking geography vids because [TS]

01:15:40   then you're you're locking yourself into [TS]

01:15:43   this thing and even before I had a [TS]

01:15:47   public career I was very aware of like [TS]

01:15:49   man I never want to lock myself into [TS]

01:15:51   this specific thing and I mean that's [TS]

01:15:56   one of the reasons why even any of the [TS]

01:15:57   project that i do online like hello [TS]

01:15:59   Internet [TS]

01:16:00   what is the title hello Internet mean [TS]

01:16:02   nothing right or what is the title [TS]

01:16:04   cortex mean nothing right it can it can [TS]

01:16:07   be anything because I never want to feel [TS]

01:16:09   like something is locked into what you [TS]

01:16:12   decide it's going to be at the start [TS]

01:16:14   yeah I'm very much subscribe to that so [TS]

01:16:16   like that the names of my shows have [TS]

01:16:18   maybe like one exception they are made [TS]

01:16:21   to be obtuse enough that the show can [TS]

01:16:24   adapt and change without needing to [TS]

01:16:26   rebrand yeah I want to be clear for [TS]

01:16:28   anybody who's thinking about starting [TS]

01:16:30   something this strategy of like the [TS]

01:16:32   rebranding strategy it is not [TS]

01:16:35   necessarily the correct one and i [TS]

01:16:38   actually think that when you are [TS]

01:16:40   starting picking something specific [TS]

01:16:44   gives you a lot of advantages you are [TS]

01:16:48   much more likely to get things like [TS]

01:16:50   conference invitations but you that you [TS]

01:16:53   you have a much more clear group of [TS]

01:16:57   people who might be interested in you if [TS]

01:16:59   for your project you pick a specific [TS]

01:17:02   title that says what it is that you do [TS]

01:17:04   like and I see that very clearly so i'm [TS]

01:17:08   at i just want to say like I'm not [TS]

01:17:10   saying that this is the right strategy [TS]

01:17:12   for everyone [TS]

01:17:14   I'm just saying that like I know my own [TS]

01:17:15   personality well enough that i would [TS]

01:17:18   feel really hemmed in by that if i had [TS]

01:17:21   project that had names that said exactly [TS]

01:17:24   what they are you know that's the reason [TS]

01:17:26   why this podcast is not called Mike and [TS]

01:17:28   gray talk about work for exactly [TS]

01:17:31   90 minutes podcast I couldn't possibly [TS]

01:17:33   do that which is like I feel so so [TS]

01:17:35   claustrophobic it's like get me out of [TS]

01:17:37   this box I can't I can't be in here [TS]

01:17:39   this is no good so I guess this this [TS]

01:17:42   video was an example of me picking a [TS]

01:17:45   topic that I have always found really [TS]

01:17:47   really interesting working on it for a [TS]

01:17:50   while realizing that it needs a [TS]

01:17:53   different style than my normal videos do [TS]

01:17:56   and then from my perspective like [TS]

01:17:58   successfully achieving a certain feeling [TS]

01:18:01   with this video so I'm i have some [TS]

01:18:04   pretty I am pretty pleased with it and [TS]

01:18:07   if as I guess it is not as popular some [TS]

01:18:09   of my other videos I feel like I you [TS]

01:18:11   know it's fine you know that not [TS]

01:18:12   everything is always going to be super [TS]

01:18:13   popular and I'm very happy with the [TS]

01:18:16   thing that I have made here is doing [TS]

01:18:19   well though [TS]

01:18:19   yes it's always hard to know this early [TS]

01:18:23   you can see it seems to be doing fine [TS]

01:18:27   but I think I don't have a real good [TS]

01:18:29   sense until like a month in one of the [TS]

01:18:32   ways i I've you how successful videos [TS]

01:18:34   are is how many views do they still get [TS]

01:18:38   long after they were published like I'm [TS]

01:18:41   much more interested in how many views [TS]

01:18:43   does a video get six months from now [TS]

01:18:46   then I am about like what was the [TS]

01:18:48   opening weekend when I when I look at [TS]

01:18:50   any of the stats on my channel i really [TS]

01:18:51   like to look at like what videos are the [TS]

01:18:55   most popular in the last 365 days that [TS]

01:18:59   were not published in the last 365 days [TS]

01:19:02   that that to me is a real measure of [TS]

01:19:05   like oh this is a video that obviously [TS]

01:19:06   is sticking with people [TS]

01:19:08   what do you love from that I don't know [TS]

01:19:10   what I learned from that it's that's the [TS]

01:19:12   kind of thing that I don't think is [TS]

01:19:14   actionable information like if I was to [TS]

01:19:17   just take a look at your page right now [TS]

01:19:18   I'm looking at the numbers right blue [TS]

01:19:20   and the difference between taking up the [TS]

01:19:22   UK explain video is your most popular [TS]

01:19:24   video you're approaching eight million [TS]

01:19:26   views in the video right but then humans [TS]

01:19:29   need not apply which is not even with [TS]

01:19:31   about a year old now is five-and-a-half [TS]

01:19:33   million who so like that dream tells me [TS]

01:19:37   like want to look at those two things i [TS]

01:19:41   would say that you should make more [TS]

01:19:42   videos like humans need not apply [TS]

01:19:44   like that is what i see my personal [TS]

01:19:47   assessment is that humans need not apply [TS]

01:19:49   is my met is my best video and that also [TS]

01:19:52   matches up with the how many people are [TS]

01:19:55   still watching this video long after its [TS]

01:19:57   published depending on how you look at [TS]

01:19:59   it depending on what you measure of it [TS]

01:20:01   is it's your most successful YouTube [TS]

01:20:02   video by the ways that i would measure [TS]

01:20:05   success [TS]

01:20:06   it's the most successful one this is the [TS]

01:20:08   way I like to look at stuff is over over [TS]

01:20:09   the long term and so that's why ya think [TS]

01:20:13   the the America box video is doing fine [TS]

01:20:16   you know for the first couple of days [TS]

01:20:18   but I really just feel like I won't know [TS]

01:20:20   until much further in the future like [TS]

01:20:22   how how well does this video dude is [TS]

01:20:24   this is this a video that people are [TS]

01:20:25   still interested in six months from now [TS]

01:20:27   like that's that's what i want as a as a [TS]

01:20:30   successful video and yeah look I'm i [TS]

01:20:32   have the stats now in front of me likes [TS]

01:20:34   my like videos that are doing really [TS]

01:20:38   well that were not published recently [TS]

01:20:39   it's like humans need not apply the Lord [TS]

01:20:43   of the Rings videos at the this video [TS]

01:20:46   will make you angry one like those those [TS]

01:20:50   are videos that seem to be sticking with [TS]

01:20:52   people over a long period of time that [TS]

01:20:55   there's that they're still really [TS]

01:20:56   interested in even after they've been [TS]

01:20:58   published so I don't think there's [TS]

01:21:01   anything super actionable to be drawn [TS]

01:21:03   from that it's just it's just a thing [TS]

01:21:05   that I like to be aware of all the [TS]

01:21:08   action comes in trends likes of America [TS]

01:21:11   box goes the same way as humans need not [TS]

01:21:14   apply [TS]

01:21:14   I think that does tell you something [TS]

01:21:16   serious long videos with stock footage [TS]

01:21:21   in them that that's that's the two [TS]

01:21:23   things that that match those videos up [TS]

01:21:25   right there longer they're more serious [TS]

01:21:27   and the presentation is different [TS]

01:21:29   yeah yeah I guess you're right there is [TS]

01:21:31   there would be something to be drawn [TS]

01:21:32   from that if humans need not apply in [TS]

01:21:34   America box have similar trends over the [TS]

01:21:36   long scale i guess the reason why i'm [TS]

01:21:39   saying that it's not actionable is [TS]

01:21:41   because i feel like i am not in control [TS]

01:21:43   of the topics that I work on in the [TS]

01:21:47   sense that i can't i can't set out to [TS]

01:21:51   make a video that is a long video on a [TS]

01:21:53   serious topic right it's like I work on [TS]

01:21:57   the projects that are in [TS]

01:21:58   listing to me and that somewhat dictates [TS]

01:22:02   the way that the videos end up as how [TS]

01:22:04   i'm choosing to explain these things but [TS]

01:22:07   I if I was setting out to attempt to do [TS]

01:22:11   a long serious video I i don't think i [TS]

01:22:15   could just do that was like I'm going to [TS]

01:22:16   pick a topic and do this thing so that [TS]

01:22:19   that's what i mean by it it's not [TS]

01:22:20   actionable it's just like okay well some [TS]

01:22:22   some video topics will naturally reveal [TS]

01:22:24   themselves over time to be longer things [TS]

01:22:27   and and some won't and i am just very [TS]

01:22:30   fortunate that I'm in the position where [TS]

01:22:32   i am able to work on the videos that are [TS]

01:22:35   of interest to me and the topics that [TS]

01:22:37   are of interest to me and I don't have [TS]

01:22:39   someone I don't have a boss right who is [TS]

01:22:41   the CEO of the cgpgrey company who's [TS]

01:22:45   yelling at me saying like wow the [TS]

01:22:47   metrics a right long videos right so [TS]

01:22:49   your job now is to work for eight hours [TS]

01:22:50   a day online videos it's like that's [TS]

01:22:52   just does not the position that I'm in [TS]

01:22:53   and so that's not that's not what i'm [TS]

01:22:55   going to do so everybody that's kinda [TS]

01:22:57   subscribe to your channel is used to [TS]

01:23:00   your style right there used to like hey [TS]

01:23:03   everyone it's easy to be great you know [TS]

01:23:05   it's you know it's jolly ish i guess [TS]

01:23:07   you'd maybe described in what scenarios [TS]

01:23:09   yeah I'm like the internet santa I'm [TS]

01:23:11   just a jolly well and you only come once [TS]

01:23:14   a year that's true and there so they [TS]

01:23:19   used to have a specific type of video [TS]

01:23:22   from you right when they see a video [TS]

01:23:24   pop-up they have an idea of what they're [TS]

01:23:25   going to be getting and this video kind [TS]

01:23:27   of isn't that right now immediately a [TS]

01:23:30   cycle punch in the gut it's like this is [TS]

01:23:32   super serious listen to how dramatic [TS]

01:23:33   music is how do people take that if you [TS]

01:23:36   have feedback that tells you one way or [TS]

01:23:38   another what people think of it if you [TS]

01:23:41   look in the YouTube comments which I [TS]

01:23:43   normally stay away from but having done [TS]

01:23:45   something is different like I want to I [TS]

01:23:46   want to try to draw a feedback from as [TS]

01:23:48   wide of the net as I can cast you know [TS]

01:23:51   to see what do people think about this [TS]

01:23:52   so I was overlooked in the YouTube [TS]

01:23:54   comments and between youtube and read it [TS]

01:23:57   all the various places like the number [TS]

01:24:00   of people who are freaking out over how [TS]

01:24:03   slow the narration is yeah very high [TS]

01:24:06   oh my very [TS]

01:24:08   but this this is so weird [TS]

01:24:12   I've been looking at it now yeah epic I [TS]

01:24:16   mean it is slow and so you sent me the [TS]

01:24:19   audio beforehand and I noticed that and [TS]

01:24:21   i played it for Dina to we will listen [TS]

01:24:23   to it together little because I knew the [TS]

01:24:25   story and I wanted to see if she could [TS]

01:24:26   understand the story just listening to [TS]

01:24:28   your audio right and it is different [TS]

01:24:32   there it's very different and you are [TS]

01:24:34   speaking very slowly but i found that [TS]

01:24:37   personally helpful because this is a [TS]

01:24:39   very deep and confusing topic who so [TS]

01:24:43   talking slowly I think help and also if [TS]

01:24:46   you talk quickly you do always sound [TS]

01:24:49   like jolly gray you know like you know [TS]

01:24:51   the presentation style if you were [TS]

01:24:53   speaking fast i think it would have [TS]

01:24:55   sounded like you were maybe making light [TS]

01:24:57   of this situation if you're talking fast [TS]

01:25:00   people almost always assume that it's [TS]

01:25:02   lighter right it's very hard to talk [TS]

01:25:04   fast and talk serious that I don't think [TS]

01:25:08   I could I could pull that off there has [TS]

01:25:10   to be a thousand comments of people [TS]

01:25:13   complaining that is too slow [TS]

01:25:14   yeah right like ease that's not an [TS]

01:25:16   exaggeration I mean easily a thousand [TS]

01:25:18   literal comments of people saying that [TS]

01:25:19   is too slow between all the various [TS]

01:25:21   places that I've have a receipt feedback [TS]

01:25:23   try to try to broaden this out but just [TS]

01:25:25   this to me is like an interesting [TS]

01:25:26   learning point for again any anybody [TS]

01:25:28   who's listening who wants to make things [TS]

01:25:30   for the internet like no matter no [TS]

01:25:33   matter what it is you're trying to make [TS]

01:25:35   like if you are trying to make something [TS]

01:25:36   that you wanted to be popular in any [TS]

01:25:40   sense [TS]

01:25:41   there are many many things that you need [TS]

01:25:44   to figure out about feedback from people [TS]

01:25:47   like how to how to handle the internet [TS]

01:25:50   and the way that it responds to what you [TS]

01:25:52   do and there's a couple things to pull [TS]

01:25:55   out from here so if you look at any of [TS]

01:25:57   my other videos you will often see many [TS]

01:26:00   people complaining that I talk too fast [TS]

01:26:01   and so it's like you look on lots of [TS]

01:26:03   videos like oh man this video would be [TS]

01:26:05   great if he could just talk slower and I [TS]

01:26:08   think especially the last one that I [TS]

01:26:10   just did the the royal family won the [TS]

01:26:13   history of the royal family 1i think [TS]

01:26:15   that one got a disproportionate number [TS]

01:26:16   of comments where people were saying [TS]

01:26:18   this is just too fast right you lot [TS]

01:26:20   going on [TS]

01:26:20   a minute but that was I think on that [TS]

01:26:22   one a lot of stuff was actually just not [TS]

01:26:24   important but that's precisely why i [TS]

01:26:25   like I made a decision to go almost as [TS]

01:26:28   fast as i could clearly talk on that one [TS]

01:26:31   what you laughing at that is funny is [TS]

01:26:33   you know like if I could just imagine [TS]

01:26:35   you just really trying to speed it up [TS]

01:26:37   but it kind of makes sense to me in that [TS]

01:26:38   one because it was the point of it right [TS]

01:26:41   like this is a ton of stuff which is not [TS]

01:26:42   really important to get me to the end [TS]

01:26:44   the point of it is the structure of the [TS]

01:26:46   whole thing not the details of any [TS]

01:26:48   particular branch [TS]

01:26:50   yeah that that's why I can go fast like [TS]

01:26:52   it doesn't matter there were four kids [TS]

01:26:54   into it and I mean you know it matters [TS]

01:26:55   if you think about it from a human [TS]

01:26:57   perspective but just looking at the [TS]

01:26:58   statistics [TS]

01:26:59   it doesn't matter that there were four [TS]

01:27:00   kids into of them died yeah exactly and [TS]

01:27:02   that's why I like on so many of those [TS]

01:27:04   branches of the family tree like I don't [TS]

01:27:05   even mention most of the children [TS]

01:27:07   because it just doesn't like we're just [TS]

01:27:08   trying to get to the end here it's like [TS]

01:27:10   we're trying to get the Queen Elizabeth [TS]

01:27:12   like let's go [TS]

01:27:13   so that's why I can go fast but so here [TS]

01:27:16   is the thing that I think I sometimes [TS]

01:27:19   see people get really mad and buy this [TS]

01:27:21   and he even even just when people are [TS]

01:27:23   leaving discussions and red let's say [TS]

01:27:25   that people are arguing about anything [TS]

01:27:27   on Reddit i see people lose their mind [TS]

01:27:29   because they feel like they're arguing [TS]

01:27:32   with some kind of consistent entity when [TS]

01:27:35   they're arguing with the internet and it [TS]

01:27:37   is not a consistent entity and so the [TS]

01:27:39   the important thing here with feedback [TS]

01:27:40   is like okay listen the last video i [TS]

01:27:42   made for two videos ago people were [TS]

01:27:44   complaining it's too fast now I make a [TS]

01:27:45   video that's slow and people are [TS]

01:27:47   freaking out that it's too slow [TS]

01:27:49   lesson number one from the internet is [TS]

01:27:51   you have to realize there's no there's [TS]

01:27:53   no consistency here it's it's different [TS]

01:27:55   people who are complaining about [TS]

01:27:57   different things [TS]

01:27:58   that's just what's going to happen so [TS]

01:28:00   like lesson number one is if you are [TS]

01:28:02   trying to make things in such a way so [TS]

01:28:06   that you don't receive negative feedback [TS]

01:28:08   you are always going to lose that game [TS]

01:28:11   you just you just can't make a thing and [TS]

01:28:14   put it on the internet and expect that [TS]

01:28:16   everyone is going to like it [TS]

01:28:19   it's just not possible like if your goal [TS]

01:28:22   if you want to be like i've crafted this [TS]

01:28:24   thing and here internet let me put it [TS]

01:28:27   out for you to love and adore if that I [TS]

01:28:30   give that's your thought process that I [TS]

01:28:32   think you shouldn't make things for the [TS]

01:28:34   entry [TS]

01:28:34   that if you want everyone to like them [TS]

01:28:36   because it's just not going to happen if [TS]

01:28:40   any number of people see the things that [TS]

01:28:43   you make and you have to learn to be [TS]

01:28:45   okay with situations where it's like [TS]

01:28:47   listen in this example with the [TS]

01:28:49   narration pace if you are making a video [TS]

01:28:51   you will never ever find a narration [TS]

01:28:55   pace that makes everybody happy [TS]

01:28:58   it's just it's just not going to happen [TS]

01:28:59   no matter what you do you know if you [TS]

01:29:01   try to hit the hit exactly like someone [TS]

01:29:03   is going to complain it's either too [TS]

01:29:04   fast or too slow because they're [TS]

01:29:06   different people like you just you're [TS]

01:29:07   crossing various people's boundaries [TS]

01:29:10   about what is acceptable what is too [TS]

01:29:11   fast or what is too slow and this goes [TS]

01:29:13   for absolutely anything that you make i [TS]

01:29:15   think in the podcasting world is [TS]

01:29:17   something similar to this which is [TS]

01:29:19   talking about the length of podcasts and [TS]

01:29:21   you hear this in the industry where it's [TS]

01:29:23   like people complain that the podcasts [TS]

01:29:24   are too long and then you make them [TS]

01:29:26   short people go all the podcasts are too [TS]

01:29:27   short now you know or you you do a [TS]

01:29:30   podcast and psycho this is a big serious [TS]

01:29:32   podcast that's talking about a topic and [TS]

01:29:34   its people go like oh it's not fun [TS]

01:29:36   anymore like you're talking about this [TS]

01:29:37   big serious thing and then if you do a [TS]

01:29:39   podcast has a bunch of like little [TS]

01:29:41   things people go i miss the topics right [TS]

01:29:42   you you can never ever expect to make [TS]

01:29:46   something that everybody likes and you [TS]

01:29:48   just you have to like walk into the [TS]

01:29:51   internet understanding and accepting [TS]

01:29:54   that like it's ok it's ok that not [TS]

01:29:56   everybody likes the thing that you have [TS]

01:29:58   made it is it is a kind of lunacy to [TS]

01:30:02   expect otherwise yet i see people all [TS]

01:30:05   the time who make things for the [TS]

01:30:06   internet and then they seem to get [TS]

01:30:09   deeply upset and wounded that not [TS]

01:30:11   everybody likes the thing that they have [TS]

01:30:13   made like it's just it's just never ever [TS]

01:30:15   ever going to happen like that [TS]

01:30:18   so how she felt in general about the [TS]

01:30:20   feedback that you've received for this [TS]

01:30:21   video then so I think maybe this is a [TS]

01:30:24   good stage for like lesson to about [TS]

01:30:27   receiving feedback on the internet which [TS]

01:30:29   is that if you make things for the [TS]

01:30:32   internet it has to be you that judges [TS]

01:30:37   the validity of any complaints that [TS]

01:30:40   people have and so the again if they [TS]

01:30:43   tried think about this like you have to [TS]

01:30:44   map out the various actions like let's [TS]

01:30:46   say you make something for the [TS]

01:30:47   internet and you are very happy with the [TS]

01:30:51   thing that you have made and you wanted [TS]

01:30:53   to be super popular but when you put it [TS]

01:30:55   out on the internet everybody hates it [TS]

01:30:58   and it gets a very low number of views [TS]

01:31:03   ok that's like that's like a sad moment [TS]

01:31:04   for anybody who's trying to be a [TS]

01:31:06   professional creator like nobody likes [TS]

01:31:08   it and very few people watch it like its [TS]

01:31:11   out that's that's very sad [TS]

01:31:12   the thing to learn from that is your [TS]

01:31:15   assessment of the thing being good was [TS]

01:31:19   was not correct like you you were [TS]

01:31:21   miscalibrated for how good this thing [TS]

01:31:25   really was but if you make something and [TS]

01:31:28   lots of people see it and there is some [TS]

01:31:31   segments of people who don't like the [TS]

01:31:34   thing so for example like it will take [TS]

01:31:36   all of the like your narration was too [TS]

01:31:37   slow on this last video feedback that [TS]

01:31:40   feedback doesn't affect me because like [TS]

01:31:44   my own assessment of it was no this was [TS]

01:31:47   this was the correct pace for this video [TS]

01:31:51   and so now this is a situation where [TS]

01:31:52   it's like okay I think that I did the [TS]

01:31:55   right thing and the video seems to be [TS]

01:31:57   doing okay in terms of popularity and so [TS]

01:32:00   the criticism from the two slowness like [TS]

01:32:03   ill this is this doesn't affect me right [TS]

01:32:06   this is not relevant because going back [TS]

01:32:08   to rule number one like you can't make [TS]

01:32:10   everybody happy and that means like you [TS]

01:32:13   as the creator of a thing you are the [TS]

01:32:16   person who decides what criticism is [TS]

01:32:19   valid and what criticism isn't valid [TS]

01:32:22   implicitly hear what I'm trying to argue [TS]

01:32:24   against is is sometimes an attitude that [TS]

01:32:26   creators have which is like just ignore [TS]

01:32:29   all of the feedback right don't you know [TS]

01:32:32   you just make a thing and people will be [TS]

01:32:35   mean and just ignore all of the feedback [TS]

01:32:37   and don't pay attention to that and I [TS]

01:32:39   don't take that position I think that it [TS]

01:32:41   is good to look at the feedback and if [TS]

01:32:44   if you shut out the whole rest of the [TS]

01:32:47   world you become like an isolated crazy [TS]

01:32:50   king in a castle which is like oh I am [TS]

01:32:53   living in this in this world of my own [TS]

01:32:54   creation and I'm decided that everything [TS]

01:32:57   that I do is great so you have to let [TS]

01:32:59   feedback in into [TS]

01:33:01   to your world you have to look at the [TS]

01:33:03   comments you have to look at what people [TS]

01:33:04   are saying but it doesn't mean that you [TS]

01:33:07   have to accept every criticism is valid [TS]

01:33:11   and i think that's that's one of the [TS]

01:33:13   things that I see with newer creators is [TS]

01:33:15   they make the mistake of assuming that [TS]

01:33:17   all criticism is valid and that's not [TS]

01:33:21   the case like you have to decide when [TS]

01:33:24   the criticism is valid like like as an [TS]

01:33:26   example i have received criticism [TS]

01:33:28   sometimes that people don't like the [TS]

01:33:31   background music that i do in the videos [TS]

01:33:33   that is an example of I saw people being [TS]

01:33:36   critical about that and I thought about [TS]

01:33:39   it and I came to the conclusion that [TS]

01:33:41   like I agree with that criticism I [TS]

01:33:43   wouldn't have thought of that on my own [TS]

01:33:45   because frankly I don't often really [TS]

01:33:47   think a lot about the background music [TS]

01:33:49   it's always like a great i have to do [TS]

01:33:50   this thing now I with a stupid [TS]

01:33:52   background music and just kind of throw [TS]

01:33:53   it on at the end but it's like I know [TS]

01:33:55   that criticism was correct but like I am [TS]

01:33:58   the one judging that like yes this [TS]

01:33:59   person has pointed out a thing in my [TS]

01:34:02   videos that could be better and I think [TS]

01:34:05   they're right on that and so that's [TS]

01:34:07   things like okay I've taken that on [TS]

01:34:08   board and i have tried to spend more [TS]

01:34:10   time selecting music or like for this [TS]

01:34:14   video [TS]

01:34:15   this is a time where like I commissioned [TS]

01:34:17   custom music to be made for it because [TS]

01:34:20   it's like no this is never going to work [TS]

01:34:21   if I just tried the last moment just to [TS]

01:34:23   get some some random music underneath [TS]

01:34:26   this you shouldn't shut yourself off [TS]

01:34:28   from all criticism but that you are the [TS]

01:34:32   one who has to make decisions about [TS]

01:34:34   whether or not the criticism is valid or [TS]

01:34:36   invalid and like this is this is the [TS]

01:34:39   process of being a person who makes [TS]

01:34:41   things for the internet I liked music [TS]

01:34:45   yeah it was it was done I got allen key [TS]

01:34:47   on youtube to put it together for me and [TS]

01:34:50   he did it he did a great job you did a [TS]

01:34:52   really great job and the music was so [TS]

01:34:54   good that one of the things i actually [TS]

01:34:56   did was I didn't know exactly what [TS]

01:34:58   pieces i was going to use where but when [TS]

01:35:00   I was doing the audio recording on the [TS]

01:35:03   day i actually had some of the sections [TS]

01:35:05   of the music playing very softly in my [TS]

01:35:08   headphones while I was recording the [TS]

01:35:10   audio [TS]

01:35:11   that's a clever type thing it was really [TS]

01:35:13   helpful because it also helped it helped [TS]

01:35:16   me try to match the slowness pitch to [TS]

01:35:19   what the music was going to sound like [TS]

01:35:22   here's a particular segment of music and [TS]

01:35:25   you want to hear this and talk through [TS]

01:35:28   it at an appropriate pace and like [TS]

01:35:31   that's something I never would have done [TS]

01:35:32   a while ago [TS]

01:35:33   well it's the music to setting the tone [TS]

01:35:34   then it is very helpful for you to hear [TS]

01:35:37   that when you're recording [TS]

01:35:39   yeah that is something I've never done [TS]

01:35:41   before it was a very interesting [TS]

01:35:42   experience [TS]

01:35:43   I don't think I always need to do that [TS]

01:35:46   but like oh this is now another tool in [TS]

01:35:49   like the tool chest of of making things [TS]

01:35:52   like okay for some videos if you can get [TS]

01:35:55   music ahead of time like maybe it's [TS]

01:35:57   helpful to hear that while you're [TS]

01:35:59   actually recording the audio yet i don't [TS]

01:36:01   think it matters all the time but I can [TS]

01:36:03   definitely see for some future projects [TS]

01:36:05   that i'm thinking of like oh yes this is [TS]

01:36:06   a thing that I might want to do in the [TS]

01:36:08   future and like okay this is definitely [TS]

01:36:10   a place where the videos get stronger [TS]

01:36:11   than because if the narration matches [TS]

01:36:14   the music in the background even better [TS]

01:36:16   like now the whole thing is better and [TS]

01:36:18   this like this is this is an improvement [TS]

01:36:19   that has grown out of criticism that [TS]

01:36:23   would not have occurred to me on my own [TS]

01:36:25   so the next video is already set isn't [TS]

01:36:27   it [TS]

01:36:28   well well here's the thing like here's [TS]

01:36:30   the thing like there is not a such thing [TS]

01:36:32   as set when you're me Mike the yeah this [TS]

01:36:40   would not be the first time that I have [TS]

01:36:42   promised a second part to something and [TS]

01:36:45   take in a very very long time to deliver [TS]

01:36:48   on that that second part and even when [TS]

01:36:51   towards the end when I was discussing [TS]

01:36:54   the project with my wife and I mentioned [TS]

01:36:56   like okay this is the here like she was [TS]

01:36:58   listening to the early audio and this is [TS]

01:37:00   where a minute mentioned part 2 and she [TS]

01:37:02   looked at me and she said didn't you [TS]

01:37:05   swear to me that you were never ever [TS]

01:37:07   going to promise apart to ever again [TS]

01:37:09   because it's always worked out [TS]

01:37:10   disastrously when you do that I was like [TS]

01:37:13   yeah I have said that but this time is [TS]

01:37:15   going to be totally different i swear [TS]

01:37:17   uh [TS]

01:37:17   now i feel bad like I feel like now [TS]

01:37:21   there's a button it so what I said [TS]

01:37:24   before about this this thing that I'm [TS]

01:37:26   trying now which is to work on only two [TS]

01:37:27   projects at a time now that this the [TS]

01:37:30   America box video is up i'm going to put [TS]

01:37:33   part 2 in the slot that was the America [TS]

01:37:37   box part but that doesn't mean that the [TS]

01:37:42   the other video that I'm working on [TS]

01:37:44   might come out before part two comes out [TS]

01:37:47   like I'm not I'm not making any promises [TS]

01:37:49   that part 2 is going to be the next [TS]

01:37:52   video [TS]

01:37:53   it may just happen to be that has been [TS]

01:37:55   working on these to the other one comes [TS]

01:37:57   close to completion much faster in an [TS]

01:37:59   unexpected way and also you well you'll [TS]

01:38:02   see when it goes out but that's another [TS]

01:38:03   video that's going to be a little little [TS]

01:38:05   bit different than normal stuff so it [TS]

01:38:08   may happen to come out sooner than part [TS]

01:38:10   2 but it actually is that like I feel [TS]

01:38:14   very confident that i won't run into any [TS]

01:38:18   last-minute problems with part to that [TS]

01:38:20   derail it for years and years like has [TS]

01:38:22   happened in the past like saying this [TS]

01:38:25   like what well I've everybody that I [TS]

01:38:28   know you be the person at least likely [TS]

01:38:30   to say something like this i am very [TS]

01:38:33   tired and I'm very overconfident so I at [TS]

01:38:36   this moment cannot foresee even the [TS]

01:38:39   potential of future problems in the [TS]

01:38:42   production process [TS]