Cortex 14: Conflicted About Email


00:00:00   through my list of things can hear keyboard to scientists think you might [TS]

00:00:06   get you know to get the sound to comfort her [TS]

00:00:08   that's crazy talk why would I like my amazing sounding keyboard that everybody [TS]

00:00:15   can experience the glory of cookies I feel like it came out over time it is [TS]

00:00:20   not getting louder over the hill that way to me like I remember like earlier [TS]

00:00:24   on in hello internet was I guess this little sound but you can kinda hear in [TS]

00:00:28   the background but now it's like it is the dominant sound [TS]

00:00:32   you type harder for cortex well I don't have a harder for other things that have [TS]

00:00:42   you received your t-shirt I have have I haven't got mine yet in the blue ones [TS]

00:00:48   must be behind the grey superior ones have been shipped first dennis is coming [TS]

00:00:54   she had a blue one just use the blue is in such high demand it's been nice to [TS]

00:01:00   see people tweet us with their t-shirts I like that I think it's nice to see [TS]

00:01:05   people enjoying it is I specially like the blue ones yeah they're great and [TS]

00:01:09   people are getting their shirts and I did get my two shirts because of course [TS]

00:01:15   you need a backup shirt and immediately required a backup shirt because my wife [TS]

00:01:22   saw the two monkey t-shirts and she goes oh what is the use and then just picked [TS]

00:01:26   one up and says this will make an excellent shirt for me basically walked [TS]

00:01:30   off the thought of myself as they say this is why I buy my girlfriend I just [TS]

00:01:39   bio on and then she has a and I can I think it was on the last episode I [TS]

00:01:46   mentioned about what it would sound like if the show was slowed down remember it [TS]

00:01:50   took about slow music stuff [TS]

00:01:52   somebody in the red at maths in the red did this and it is error [TS]

00:01:58   yeah I actually I tried to download this earlier but when I click on the file it [TS]

00:02:03   was sixty four Gigabit was some enormous file size yeah and so was not able to [TS]

00:02:09   download it in time to actually listen I don't know if it's different different [TS]

00:02:13   browsers but I click to increment just opened in trying to download it right [TS]

00:02:18   that it go for one of the shorter ones that the really long ones it's just [TS]

00:02:22   impossible to listen to I'm gonna try 32 alright [TS]

00:02:29   we're in a cave and like with like you know that kinda doing that chanting yeah [TS]

00:02:44   it would be like gregorian monks from hell is what this sounds like is is it [TS]

00:02:51   makes me feel uncomfortable to listen to have to close the have to close the tab [TS]

00:02:55   it is deeply uncomfortable but when it gets to you at some point it sounds [TS]

00:03:01   really interesting but I just skipped ahead and I can hear you I think your [TS]

00:03:09   scariest sending me does yeah I definitely sounds slowing down podcasts [TS]

00:03:22   not recommended horrible I do I do like the top comments underneath our slowdown [TS]

00:03:29   show is that this is what super a I would experience when listening to human [TS]

00:03:35   conversations I think that's that's about right [TS]

00:03:37   just so slow just like us talking normally just allows the time yeah [TS]

00:03:43   exactly the computer disaster wait around for a subjective thousand years [TS]

00:03:48   to listen to you finish asking the question what's the weather like today [TS]

00:03:53   that come up like 20 minutes ago I do to say as a small as a small side note here [TS]

00:04:02   we mentioned offhandedly the windows sounds that have been slowed down a [TS]

00:04:07   bunch time someone put them up on soundcloud and I have actually been [TS]

00:04:11   using those a lot as just background not exactly music but background ambient [TS]

00:04:16   sound I have found them surprisingly effective and good to work do so I just [TS]

00:04:22   downloaded all six of them and have them on a little loop that keeps repeating so [TS]

00:04:25   I really like this low-interest sounds of music is really good so much music I [TS]

00:04:30   recommend to you how much of it is low so we talk about Weezer and start [TS]

00:04:36   another small civil war the ad that was interesting so we have shown [TS]

00:04:40   really helpful which is going to film and it took about their favorite things [TS]

00:04:44   and they did a top-four worst Huizar singles which started like outrage on [TS]

00:04:51   the Internet including you are very upset about some of the pics which is [TS]

00:04:55   interesting to me because it's music and you had an opinion on it rather than [TS]

00:04:59   just its utility well else korcho is obviously a brilliant song which is [TS]

00:05:04   super fun to listen to mark out is just wrong [TS]

00:05:08   well i i wasnt that familiar with it but when Marco put the clips in at the [TS]

00:05:12   gurgling at the stop I can't get on board that Marco is trying to make it [TS]

00:05:20   look bad [TS]

00:05:21   that's because he didn't like it when I'm gonna say he'll score Joe has been [TS]

00:05:26   climbing the charts on my personal iTunes frequently played some things [TS]

00:05:30   went out I'm really wanna see the play counts of music computer to see what [TS]

00:05:38   that looks like we talked about this before though I listened to single songs [TS]

00:05:42   on repeat [TS]

00:05:44   yes that's why i wanna see it I wanna see those numbers I wanna see what kind [TS]

00:05:49   of his in then it just seems very interesting to me like you know you see [TS]

00:05:52   200 200 200 100 the plague that actually has not too far off for most of the time [TS]

00:06:01   it is terrible [TS]

00:06:05   pop songs that are just catchy or I can I can just feel immediately this is the [TS]

00:06:11   song that I'm going to listen to over and over again while I'm writing or [TS]

00:06:15   while I'm working I don't know why but you give me an example of one of these [TS]

00:06:18   pop songs actually let me what was the one I just should be able to how you [TS]

00:06:25   even find how about them I can only do one thing at a time when mike synar here [TS]

00:06:33   just since I know that upgrading has been a little topic of discussion lately [TS]

00:06:38   on the various podcast upgrading things [TS]

00:06:41   upgraded my computer to OS X Snow seventy just yesterday and that all [TS]

00:06:48   everything looks great everything is nice and smooth I went to open up iTunes [TS]

00:06:51   it says oh no you can't open up iTunes and I that's weird try to reboot open up [TS]

00:06:56   iTunes again now it wont let me open up iTunes I wonder why it is gonna look at [TS]

00:07:01   my media for their and iTunes is an empty folder [TS]

00:07:04   0 bytes in it with absolutely nothing how did this even happen just by entire [TS]

00:07:13   iTunes just nothing there wasn't even a library file in there or anything just [TS]

00:07:18   just wiped off the face of the earth is not a smooth upgrade experience Apple [TS]

00:07:25   usually I get away from these things but that's one that just bit me and was one [TS]

00:07:29   of the weirdest ones that we're just once yet no I know so I can give me one [TS]

00:07:34   more minute to find this if i cant find it will just give it right now my newly [TS]

00:07:37   added stuff is filled with their songs [TS]

00:07:42   ok here we go here we go I want to find it because I knew this one is [TS]

00:07:47   particularly embarrassing great because I didn't want to try to do is like a let [TS]

00:07:51   me pick one which is not to embarrass thing but right now I'm just a guy with [TS]

00:07:55   the last one which I listened to a working on the UK royalty video and it [TS]

00:08:00   was fight song by Rachel Platten you know the song I have no idea just very [TS]

00:08:09   much a pop song it's exactly what you would expect it to be a booklet Pinchot [TS]

00:08:15   no please don't put a good show people have to know a little clip in so people [TS]

00:08:22   can get an idea of how this sounds because they can easily such it just [TS]

00:08:27   like to bring the information to the people making a little too easy you're [TS]

00:08:32   making a little too you gotta wait for kids I guess you don't you don't know [TS]

00:08:40   this song now [TS]

00:08:43   I bet if you heard two seconds of it on Apple music you would know it [TS]

00:08:46   song by Rachel Platten Rachel Platten it's a picture of the white she's [TS]

00:08:53   wearing a hat she's looking to the side because you're a musician he can't look [TS]

00:08:56   directly at the camera like 30 seconds in is where the courses great I cannot [TS]

00:09:03   understand you good hope you will understand I want to this is perhaps one [TS]

00:09:13   of the most embarrassing things really clear just like basically kicked off [TS]

00:09:24   with the cars don't understand this is basically like a teen girl ballad you [TS]

00:09:35   break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend and you have a song you need [TS]

00:09:39   to listen to to make you prove that it's all okay right now I mean I probably [TS]

00:09:44   listen to this one song on repeat for many hours while writing the last video [TS]

00:09:53   just a single song on loop over and over again and that's just the way it goes [TS]

00:09:59   but we want to be clear here as I am not advocating for the quality of the song [TS]

00:10:05   this is what I try to say when we had the conversation about music is there's [TS]

00:10:09   some utility in this for me which they don't understand and it's hard to [TS]

00:10:14   articulate but what is certain kind of sound just repeated over and over again [TS]

00:10:19   I don't even hear it after a while but something about just loop again and [TS]

00:10:26   again and again [TS]

00:10:28   keeps me focused on the thing that I'm doing but I don't hear it in the way [TS]

00:10:33   that you hear it [TS]

00:10:35   horrified the first time they've I had to hear and horrified the first time the [TS]

00:10:40   way you are hearing it right now this would not work [TS]

00:10:43   continue to listen to this underneath you I can let me just suggest some like [TS]

00:10:53   music I think might be good [TS]

00:10:56   you don't you don't like his is good and my may serve the same purpose [TS]

00:11:01   you don't understand for some people but like you know this is ok what did you [TS]

00:11:07   need now you don't understand how this works fine music into your world in [TS]

00:11:17   which a place where it was like that in the past year or so the way new music [TS]

00:11:28   has come into my life is that the various streaming services that I use [TS]

00:11:33   I'll go to whatever their their top lists like Spotify has like the global [TS]

00:11:38   50 top songs and every once in a while I just put that on my kind of blip blip [TS]

00:11:45   blip through and listen to some of them and I don't know why but some song will [TS]

00:11:50   just hit me as like gas that is the thing that fixes whatever in my brain [TS]

00:11:56   right now and I just listened to it over and over again but here's the thing what [TS]

00:12:01   almost always happens is and i'm looking looking through this list of songs like [TS]

00:12:05   top plates on some ideas right now the song will be on repeat for hours in a [TS]

00:12:10   row for several days and then I will probably almost never listened to it [TS]

00:12:16   ever again it it's like this very very temporary thing and i'm looking through [TS]

00:12:22   a couple other ones that I have on here [TS]

00:12:25   blue jeans by Lana Del Rey which I know was another one of these songs like over [TS]

00:12:29   and over again and I probably haven't listened to that again in months [TS]

00:12:33   the whole bunch on here which are all of these like top songs that I haven't [TS]

00:12:37   listened to in a very very long time I would like to spend just an afternoon [TS]

00:12:46   worried about what just one afternoon just so I can i just i just dont [TS]

00:12:55   understand I really virtually this that makes two of us I don't understand [TS]

00:13:01   either believe me I've done all I know [TS]

00:13:09   is that this this facilitates long good writing sessions and I have no idea why [TS]

00:13:16   it doesn't make any sense this is just something that I've discovered over the [TS]

00:13:20   years [TS]

00:13:21   find a top targeting pop song repeat 14 hours and sometimes that just really [TS]

00:13:28   works that although that's all there is to it I don't understand it either have [TS]

00:13:33   lost complete control barely even started follow-up and I want to just [TS]

00:13:41   recommend one album click for it like you would I just wanna recommended to [TS]

00:13:49   you it's my favorite album at the moment and I think that there's some songs in [TS]

00:13:53   there that might be good for you it's by a band called churches churches is [TS]

00:13:59   spelled with AV ok and it's called every open I just just try a couple of the [TS]

00:14:08   songs on it seems to think but I think maybe it's all capital churches with the [TS]

00:14:18   V [TS]

00:14:19   with the hamburger menu for there for thirty years well this sounds very [TS]

00:14:28   eighties Mike that's nothing wrong with that this is this is super model [TS]

00:14:34   expected hipster like you because you know it's true I know it's true I saw [TS]

00:14:47   the music festival in Paris was the most hipster I V Magazine no I don't know you [TS]

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00:18:18   alright we're doing the show going back to that Kim pointed out to us a very [TS]

00:18:25   good point we're talking about the iPad pro and why couldn't apple just store [TS]

00:18:29   the pencil inside the IPRO thank you mentioned that the pencil is thicker [TS]

00:18:33   than the iPad yeah I think we both liked what I saw that comment on the road and [TS]

00:18:44   i felt really dumb I i would like to see they're still be like a place to put it [TS]

00:18:49   in the case [TS]

00:18:51   yeah yeah looking at the pictures of their external keyboard it still seems [TS]

00:18:58   to me like there's a way to fit the pencil in there but perhaps not in the [TS]

00:19:03   actual iPad bro itself and also there was some reports this week that some [TS]

00:19:09   people from Pixar got their hands on the IPRO Apple took the approach to Pixar [TS]

00:19:15   artists as some photos of them using it and a couple of people have been [TS]

00:19:19   tweeting about it and commenting on Instagram stuff and say both said so [TS]

00:19:24   Michael B Johnson is Dr Whale [TS]

00:19:28   picture and then don't shine as well as an artist there and they've both been [TS]

00:19:33   quoted as saying that the wrist detection is perfect and it doesn't it [TS]

00:19:38   it splits apart the pencil in porn and it doesn't get them confused which is [TS]

00:19:44   exactly what we were looking for a little bit more hope great and I'm still [TS]

00:19:51   I'm still feeling like I want to believe with ya and x-files style poster in my [TS]

00:19:57   room except it is the Apple pencil on the poster that's how I'm feeling about [TS]

00:20:03   it right now and there's a picked one of the pictures are pulling commissioners [TS]

00:20:08   but they embed the Instagram photo in there and you can see how small the [TS]

00:20:14   writing can be on the on the screen [TS]

00:20:17   what are you talking about I if you go to the Lincoln Argo there is an embedded [TS]

00:20:25   in the ground and he's kind of sign the picture picture that is working on ok [TS]

00:20:33   that's exactly the type of size comparatively that I would want the [TS]

00:20:38   handwriting [TS]

00:20:39   a page like it's a piece of paper [TS]

00:20:43   promising yeah I'm feeling good about it feel good about it until November yeah [TS]

00:20:51   I'd feel better if I could have one in my hands right now to actually try out [TS]

00:20:55   now Apple do I need to bribe to make this happen if anybody out there [TS]

00:21:03   help very much open to this anywhere we need to go we are very open just let us [TS]

00:21:14   know or we won't even talk about it we just wanna see right that's all we can [TS]

00:21:19   meet in an alley or something [TS]

00:21:22   well he just wanna know I can second that so to let us know what turning a [TS]

00:21:31   spotlight suggestions does Alex put a blog post together which will put in the [TS]

00:21:35   show which kind of shows some comparisons of what you lose so if you [TS]

00:21:40   turned a spotlight suggestions on iOS yes you do lose the news but also as we [TS]

00:21:46   want but you also lose things like search results from being YouTube and [TS]

00:21:50   Wikipedia it turns off sports scores as well but as you know we know that [TS]

00:21:56   doesn't do it doesn't turn off some of the stuff I am perfectly happy some of [TS]

00:22:03   those things might be useful but without a doubt I'm on the same page I am happy [TS]

00:22:08   to make this trade off to get rid of news stories on my search screen I would [TS]

00:22:15   make almost any trade off on that to get rid of the news I think for me and you [TS]

00:22:20   it is the tradeoff of yes we lose a bit of utility by not having to go to Google [TS]

00:22:25   not massively difficult or we have news that we don't want to see entering our [TS]

00:22:31   brains and Messam stuff yeah exactly it's just a way to get derailed when [TS]

00:22:37   you're trying to do something else like having the news there is almost like my [TS]

00:22:42   phone is working against me I want to do with thing and then the phone says oh [TS]

00:22:48   wouldn't you rather get distracted by this other thing no phone I would not [TS]

00:22:52   like to get to [TS]

00:22:53   erected and please don't please don't tell me that like I'm just I know what I [TS]

00:22:57   need to do I just need to search for where drop boxes what about instead [TS]

00:23:04   Mike anything anything it's just whatever is there is going to be [TS]

00:23:11   distracting so happy to make that trade off but for those who wanted to know [TS]

00:23:15   what else it turns off the persons found out for us so thank you [TS]

00:23:19   everybody's favorite topic email I just wanna see because we spoke about email a [TS]

00:23:29   couple of weeks ago we spoke about email way more than we should have done but we [TS]

00:23:36   did weigh less than the amount of mental space occupied in my mind but way more [TS]

00:23:42   than most normal people probably talked about but it was also a long time ago [TS]

00:23:46   because it was before the whole summer traveling thing was our email talk now [TS]

00:23:51   you are kind of back to work in a full capacity now I wanna see if you're still [TS]

00:23:58   using the email system that you'd set out for yourself so I want to see if [TS]

00:24:03   it's working so it seemed like you to clear love your backlog and you'd [TS]

00:24:06   institute a system in which you'd get topic suggestions and you kind of did [TS]

00:24:12   your best to steer people toward Wolds a gated system email then do you want to [TS]

00:24:21   see how that is still working for the reason that I knew the last time we [TS]

00:24:27   talked about this was before my travels this summer was precisely because I [TS]

00:24:32   wanted to try this out at a time when I knew I wouldn't really be looking at [TS]

00:24:38   email very much and to be able to have stuff going off to my system instead of [TS]

00:24:44   having a go straight to me that front end part of it has been very successful [TS]

00:24:49   from from my perspective I have noticed that the decreased volume of total gmail [TS]

00:24:58   has held so I don't get as many just random emails from people wanting to [TS]

00:25:05   to suggest a topic it seems like people really do still use that topic [TS]

00:25:10   suggestion place on the website which is amazing to me I would not have predicted [TS]

00:25:14   that it would have worked in that way but it definitely it definitely has a [TS]

00:25:19   mean secondly there's other things to talk about with you mail today but [TS]

00:25:22   having the ability to use my assistant as a as a top-level triage / filter has [TS]

00:25:34   been very helpful has been extraordinarily helpful the only [TS]

00:25:38   downside is that I still actually do have now a bunch of email to go through [TS]

00:25:45   because I did spend most of that summer just not really looking at email and and [TS]

00:25:52   trying not to to deal with anything that wasn't being sent directly to me by my [TS]

00:25:56   assistant if you go away from email for a while it is still a whole bunch of [TS]

00:26:01   stuff that's that's built up so I don't feel like I'm squeaky clean oh look at [TS]

00:26:07   me I'm using with email situation I'm feeling really frustrated by email but [TS]

00:26:12   the changes that have made are definite definite improvements have you given the [TS]

00:26:18   power to do anything they just merely a triage machines I basically started this [TS]

00:26:26   by setting out a couple of bullet points of view the kind of things that I [TS]

00:26:30   expects are going to be coming through this public forum forward me things that [TS]

00:26:36   are interesting and/or actionable and just I don't want to see the rest that [TS]

00:26:42   that's the way this is started [TS]

00:26:44   interesting is a really [TS]

00:26:47   interesting metric because I would expect that many people would find [TS]

00:26:54   things interesting that you wouldn't like business deals you know somebody [TS]

00:27:01   writes to you and they're like we want to give you half a million dollars to [TS]

00:27:04   talk about Ford and you might not find that interesting maybe somebody who's [TS]

00:27:13   looking at DirecTV might be like great to have you had to like work on that [TS]

00:27:19   over time like no this is not well this is exactly what has gone on over the [TS]

00:27:25   past few months she posed me things and we've been tuning together what is [TS]

00:27:32   interesting and what is not interesting ok but this this works because I trust [TS]

00:27:38   her judgement as a person and this is but this is also why I couldn't possibly [TS]

00:27:42   do this with very advanced to be easy and filter because the Bayesian filter [TS]

00:27:48   can really pull out this kind of stuff and it can you can you can filter but it [TS]

00:27:56   she's going to be limited actually does and it's also a bit like diamond mining [TS]

00:28:01   of like what are the interesting things are going to be where items in a large [TS]

00:28:06   CEO of stuff we very hard training so that the way this has worked is that we [TS]

00:28:11   have a shared documents that has been added to overtime as different [TS]

00:28:16   situations have come up this document is a thing that we're building together [TS]

00:28:20   where she posed with me things and I'll either say oh yes this is the kind of [TS]

00:28:23   thing that I want forwarded on to me or no I don't want to see this or what I [TS]

00:28:28   also have a little bit of his here's how you can respond in a standard way to [TS]

00:28:34   this kind of thing so that's that's what we're building up this sounds very much [TS]

00:28:39   like systems that my friends for customers just like the idea of working [TS]

00:28:49   with the developer responses being like this is how you need to deal with this [TS]

00:28:55   type question [TS]

00:28:56   of responses like that the customer support person may not know the at [TS]

00:29:03   intimately or they may not understand how some of the functions work but [TS]

00:29:08   they're good at what they do right which is responding to people so they may have [TS]

00:29:11   to ask the developer question about why does it work [TS]

00:29:17   fixing theirs and then they standardized responses that are then sent out to [TS]

00:29:22   everybody else has a little bit of work every now and then to set things up but [TS]

00:29:26   then it reduces the amount of work overtime because those responses on [TS]

00:29:32   needed to be given by the developer for you in this instance on a case-by-case [TS]

00:29:37   basis you just need to do it once yeah thats I guess what we're doing here is [TS]

00:29:42   is setting up something like this when your assistant response did she respond [TS]

00:29:46   as herself or as you I never want someone to respond as me I don't like [TS]

00:29:52   the feeling of that I don't want someone to get an email that looks like it's [TS]

00:29:55   from me but that I haven't actually sent I do reply to people sometimes and only [TS]

00:30:00   laughing because everyone is why I do this randomly respond to some emails [TS]

00:30:06   catches you at the right time right you're already an email it pops in and I [TS]

00:30:10   i do this to you sometimes like last night I somebody sent me an email whilst [TS]

00:30:15   I was in my email I responded like immediately and they were like whoa [TS]

00:30:18   what's going on here you just called me at the right time that's exactly what [TS]

00:30:22   happened that there's someone just the other day who sent a funny thing and I [TS]

00:30:28   cannot reply to this and I just replied but it's not it's not a regular thing so [TS]

00:30:34   email is always a little bit as always a little bit random yes we're building up [TS]

00:30:38   this document together but when I respond to someone I want them to know [TS]

00:30:43   that if you got an email from me it was me sending it yes I sent you this thing [TS]

00:30:49   back I don't want someone I mean even I do this even a little bit with the [TS]

00:30:55   mailing list of I'm even a bit uncomfortable with automated emails [TS]

00:31:00   where my name is at the bottom of this is [TS]

00:31:05   there's just something that feels a bit weird to me about this stuff so I'm very [TS]

00:31:08   hesitant to have things represent themselves as me if it's not really me [TS]

00:31:15   who's doing it so you know she will reply as my assistant she does not reply [TS]

00:31:21   pretending that it's me responding to things are you noticing now that you've [TS]

00:31:25   set up this new kind of contact are you noticing that people are dressing you [TS]

00:31:29   differently in the email [TS]

00:31:30   a day at eight talking a seeming to know that they're talking to somebody else [TS]

00:31:34   before you there seem to be more the beginning then there are now but a not [TS]

00:31:39   insignificant number of people who know that they are talking to my assistant [TS]

00:31:42   and address it to her as opposed to to me but I say it may be fifty fifty [TS]

00:31:46   people using it that way give me an example I wanna know some esophagus in [TS]

00:31:50   this document sharing other ok this is a Google Doc like Harry doing us doing it [TS]

00:31:56   with of course the best solution ever which is Apple pages just give me an [TS]

00:32:05   example pages sucks it s looking anyway I use pages because it is extremely [TS]

00:32:19   convenient for me it is horrific Liam other people at work it's really [TS]

00:32:26   convenient for the document that anybody that has to share it but can't see it on [TS]

00:32:31   any device other than PC or Mac it's horrific I can't believe that they are [TS]

00:32:39   able to get away [TS]

00:32:40   yeah okay so here's here's how this started out I have at the top of the [TS]

00:32:45   hill document the rule that I began with you that we're going to work starting [TS]

00:32:50   from rule number one don't ever send me an email [TS]

00:32:53   actually rule number one was anything that looks like an emergency contact me [TS]

00:33:01   over I message at the address to contact me because one of the things that I've [TS]

00:33:07   been trying to do is also luper in on discussions with other people in my life [TS]

00:33:14   so for example my lawyer or my tax accountants those people now know that [TS]

00:33:21   they can also reach her which might be faster way of reaching me so that's why [TS]

00:33:26   this number one thing is they're like if there's something that looks like it's a [TS]

00:33:28   big problem but I need to deal with right now [TS]

00:33:31   get in touch with me directly through a message like that that's the top level [TS]

00:33:35   in my communications gear such an executive this thing yeah I'm imagining [TS]

00:33:43   the people are interested in hearing about this stuff but I just have to say [TS]

00:33:48   to the list is very weird to find myself in a position where I'm even doing this [TS]

00:33:53   kind of stuff it's it must feel uncomfortable yeah it's it's strange [TS]

00:33:59   it's a very weird thing and it may be a topic for some other time but I have [TS]

00:34:05   found myself thinking a lot about like how how how do people manage people and [TS]

00:34:10   how do people accomplish things when they are not the ones directly doing [TS]

00:34:13   things it's it's all it's all tied up but it is very strange to find myself in [TS]

00:34:18   a situation where they go i'm talking on a podcast about how I handle email with [TS]

00:34:23   my assistant this is it's very weird to be me in this moment but I think what [TS]

00:34:30   I'm trying to think of is I know that a younger version of me would have been [TS]

00:34:34   interested to hear something about this and so that's why I feel like okay we [TS]

00:34:38   can talk about something to discuss here but it's still very strange for current [TS]

00:34:42   me to be talking about this stuff but anyway [TS]

00:34:46   divers in their room number two was for anything that was interesting and/or [TS]

00:34:53   actionable forward to my main email address and I gave a couple of examples [TS]

00:34:58   one of which was a domain experts offering their assistance on a future [TS]

00:35:04   project [TS]

00:35:04   to the kind of thing that sometimes happens to me as someone who is an [TS]

00:35:07   expert in the field gets in touch because they think something is [TS]

00:35:11   interesting that I might want to do a video about and that kind of email is [TS]

00:35:16   exactly the sort of thing that I I was a little bit worried about missing in the [TS]

00:35:19   past once I realized like I'm having a hard time actually staying on top of my [TS]

00:35:23   email that's exactly the kind of diamond mining that is very valuable for for me [TS]

00:35:29   to have some help with and then I have pretty much everything else should be [TS]

00:35:33   discarded but her personal discretion overrides that rule so when in doubt [TS]

00:35:39   forward anything to me and then we're going to to go from there and figure out [TS]

00:35:43   how to deal with it and so now as time has gone on we have built up a small [TS]

00:35:48   list of frequently asked questions for example a very common thing that people [TS]

00:35:54   ask if they want to translate my video and we have a standard reply that she [TS]

00:36:00   sends out about ok if you want to translate the video here is where you go [TS]

00:36:04   you can submit captions here and this is how this works so that way I don't have [TS]

00:36:08   to reply to that every time it comes through [TS]

00:36:11   we have a bunch of standard applies for people asking about using the videos so [TS]

00:36:17   I get a lot of questions where people want to know if they can use a video [TS]

00:36:20   under various circumstances on a website or else it so I have a generic reply [TS]

00:36:24   that she sends out which is here is where its ok to use the video here is [TS]

00:36:29   where it's not ok to use a video like what the circumstances are those are the [TS]

00:36:33   kinds of things that we've built up a little bit over time for how to handle [TS]

00:36:38   the emails that are coming in [TS]

00:36:40   Institute the contact form a change in the way the email is coming from Lake [TS]

00:36:46   has it tipped over yet the most people coming through the contact form are they [TS]

00:36:50   still contact you directly [TS]

00:36:52   that's a little tricky to answer because of course part of the job of my [TS]

00:36:56   assistant is to shield me from a large number of emails that are going through [TS]

00:37:01   the public contact form do you do you have access to or you ever signed into [TS]

00:37:06   the email just as they go to their actually all logged in a spreadsheet is [TS]

00:37:10   the way that that set up as I can I have TTT which is which is logging all of the [TS]

00:37:15   fly-half [TS]

00:37:16   a copy of all of them but they're in a place where I don't ever have to [TS]

00:37:20   actually look at them directly but if for whatever reason I want to go through [TS]

00:37:24   them I can and so I i have on occasion gone through that and looked just to [TS]

00:37:29   make sure that the reverse is it happening where there's something that I [TS]

00:37:32   find interesting but for whatever reason she doesn't and didn't get to me that I [TS]

00:37:36   could pointed out and say oh this is the kind of thing as well so I I have gone [TS]

00:37:40   through that on occasion just to see see what's there to see a little bit of [TS]

00:37:43   training yes it's just like a spam filter right every once in awhile you [TS]

00:37:48   just take a quick look for spam and see if there's anything that that shouldn't [TS]

00:37:53   be but I still get a surprisingly large amount of email that is coming directly [TS]

00:38:00   to me from people but this is where I feel like I'm not on top of email [TS]

00:38:05   because I have an enormous number of those messages to try to work through [TS]

00:38:09   and I have a lot of frustrations with the email Mike lately that I do want to [TS]

00:38:17   talk about but i just a broadly speaking in my mind there are three layers of [TS]

00:38:25   triage to me [TS]

00:38:27   top-level the most important thing right now is emails from my assistant so that [TS]

00:38:32   that's like the top one I always want to try to turn those around as fast as I [TS]

00:38:37   can in a funny way people can get in touch with me much fast her through the [TS]

00:38:41   public contact form then they sometimes can buy actually trying to email me [TS]

00:38:44   directly because in theory all the email that comes from your assistant should be [TS]

00:38:51   good [TS]

00:38:52   exactly is there is something that I need to do about it there's some there's [TS]

00:38:56   something there to be taken care of or that is important so on my Mac I mean [TS]

00:39:01   computer here you can set up these smarts in boxes and my top smart inbox [TS]

00:39:07   is my assistance so I have a little have a recurring checklist [TS]

00:39:12   I want to try to clear that out as much as possible opening it up right now I [TS]

00:39:16   have six messages in there from her to clear from yesterday which was the last [TS]

00:39:21   time I took a look directly below that [TS]

00:39:24   next layer of email our people in my system in my contact that have been [TS]

00:39:29   explicitly marked as VIPs so these are these are people who are important in [TS]

00:39:34   some way in my life looking at that right now I have about 30 messages from [TS]

00:39:39   people who are classified as VIPs Ask Don't Ask make up my own story below [TS]

00:39:48   that level our contacts so this is anybody I have in my contact book but he [TS]

00:39:56   was not explicitly marked as a VIP and then the next level below that is [TS]

00:40:01   anybody who's just not in my system so these are emails from people who I don't [TS]

00:40:06   know at all looking in my inbox right now there are a hundred and twenty two [TS]

00:40:11   messages from people I just don't know at all in the Inbox [TS]

00:40:17   so in theory when I'm going through email what I want to do is clear the [TS]

00:40:21   email from that top level of triage down that's what should happen doesn't always [TS]

00:40:28   work that way [TS]

00:40:29   emails from VIPs by definition they always hard like my my lawyer is a VIP [TS]

00:40:36   what does this have to do with all this contract i cant read this is so boring [TS]

00:40:41   but this is the way I would like it to work but what I wanted to talk a little [TS]

00:40:46   bit about days that I have become really aware that I don't like doing email on [TS]

00:40:52   my computer [TS]

00:40:54   you mentioned on the last show you why do I like doing things on iOS and it's [TS]

00:40:58   hard to say why sometimes but I have noticed that the place I like to go [TS]

00:41:06   through email the most is my phone and this is causing a lot of problems for me [TS]

00:41:13   a lot of conflict my phone is where my brain for whatever reason once to do [TS]

00:41:19   email and I can find no satisfactory way to do email [TS]

00:41:26   have you considered that the reason that your brain likes it that way is because [TS]

00:41:32   it's so difficult to do so therefore when you do email and your phone is [TS]

00:41:35   never really done that well just like your brains like you are partly correct [TS]

00:41:45   because one of the things that I like about doing email on the phone is [TS]

00:41:50   because it's harder to type a much more aware that I feel less obligated to [TS]

00:41:56   reply in detail why I really like doing email for the same reasons it just feels [TS]

00:42:04   like a more enjoyable experience i I don't like doing amela my Mac but if I [TS]

00:42:10   have something that's super super long and detailed and I probably would do it [TS]

00:42:15   so it pretty much plays to exactly that I'm I'm I'm much more happy with [TS]

00:42:22   archiving email and responding very quickly to email and entering on my iPad [TS]

00:42:28   because it's a liar system is it's it's a more convoluted system to get stuff [TS]

00:42:34   done at times means that enables me to not feel bad about exactly exactly the [TS]

00:42:44   thing you are right it is the very restrictions of the phone which do make [TS]

00:42:48   it easier and occasionally you run into problems where it's a real pain or [TS]

00:42:51   someone needs an attachment and boy is that a hassle to try to send some one [TS]

00:42:55   thing it doesn't always work out perfectly but yes the restrictions of [TS]

00:42:59   the phone actually make it nicer one of the things that for me is a big deal [TS]

00:43:04   this is just going to sound crazy to some people but I like on the phone I'm [TS]

00:43:09   looking at a message I cannot see the list of other males email that I'm [TS]

00:43:14   working on is just the full thing on the screen and it's not rational but seeing [TS]

00:43:20   that long list of email I find is anxiety provoking is not the right word [TS]

00:43:28   but it's not like it's distracting because when you look at it makes you [TS]

00:43:36   feel bad and there's a lot of things here [TS]

00:43:39   all of which are important there are people waiting on me for things and [TS]

00:43:43   other stuff that needs to get paid or it's a it's a lot of things and so I [TS]

00:43:47   find it [TS]

00:43:48   this relief on the phone like ok this is the email that I'm working on and now [TS]

00:43:53   we're going to talk about is where I know we are a little bit different and [TS]

00:43:57   when I press the archive button the next email just comes up and now I'm dealing [TS]

00:44:02   with this thing and it's it's it's a very clear one at a time [TS]

00:44:07   sequential moment you see the thing I am half of the way there with you I like to [TS]

00:44:14   have to just focus on that one email but when I love it I like to go back to my [TS]

00:44:19   inbox so I can make the choice for I want to do next [TS]

00:44:23   rather than being presented if the next email that isn't necessarily the one [TS]

00:44:28   that I want to look at right this is definitely a working style that that's [TS]

00:44:33   different between the two of us because I without a doubt I want that decision [TS]

00:44:38   just taken away from me because I know that my behavior on the computer is to [TS]

00:44:42   just start cherry-picking use emails right where I look at this big long list [TS]

00:44:47   I think this one is really easy to reply to all I can just are a whole bunch of [TS]

00:44:50   these meanwhile there's something from my accountant which is labeled super [TS]

00:44:55   important reply now you're going to present as like I don't want to open up [TS]

00:44:58   that one right click click click click let me go through these other ones so I [TS]

00:45:02   I kinda like the decision being taken away on the iPhone is 100% because I [TS]

00:45:09   don't want to do with the account and the reason I like it is the reason you [TS]

00:45:14   don't like it very well boy the one that was not fun at all over his email about [TS]

00:45:24   a new show on the network that was fun but so the reason I feel conflicted [TS]

00:45:35   about email on my phone is this goes fundamentally against this principle [TS]

00:45:40   that I have I don't want my iphone to be a distracting thing and I'm aware that [TS]

00:45:44   if I have email on my iPhone there's always the possibility of doing email [TS]

00:45:49   iPhone and for years and years I have not had email on my iPhone but I feel [TS]

00:45:54   like okay I'm just going to try this for a little while and see how this works [TS]

00:45:59   the initial results are not great because then once you have email email [TS]

00:46:04   needs you to have other things like I've never had Safari on my phone but if you [TS]

00:46:08   have email the number of times you want to open up a link to look at something [TS]

00:46:11   is enormous and so I find myself turning off the parental restrictions to allow [TS]

00:46:16   safari to exist for a while and then so far I just finished pics on my phone is [TS]

00:46:20   this isn't this is a really great but I just feel this conflict that I go [TS]

00:46:26   through more email on my phone then if I have to do it on my desktop if I have to [TS]

00:46:32   do it on my desktop I will leave it for weeks and just never open it and then I [TS]

00:46:37   open it up and there's a huge number of problems in their wares if I have it on [TS]

00:46:40   my phone I'm Way more likely to have this little timer which is a [TS]

00:46:44   twenty-minute administrator timer which is just like ok click Start the time I'm [TS]

00:46:49   gonna do twenty minutes of just administrative crap and I'm on my phone [TS]

00:46:53   ok quick grind grind grind go through all of this my poor assistant discovers [TS]

00:46:58   this all of a sudden 10 email replies in the space of a few minutes as opposed to [TS]

00:47:02   a normal person who would spread it out but I find that really effective and so [TS]

00:47:07   I'm in this conflict up I don't like making my phone more distracting but I'm [TS]

00:47:11   also obviously getting through email better if I have it on my phone so this [TS]

00:47:17   is this is the conflict for me that is impossible to resolve brief sidebar [TS]

00:47:23   up to use for timers I'm using do for timers ok well im trying im just trying [TS]

00:47:31   to use a timer system for some things so like working on editing something let's [TS]

00:47:37   just do it for an hour and then go to write I was wondering what you want [TS]

00:47:47   something of what complication yeah I use do and I run my whole life on timers [TS]

00:47:51   and it's broken down into the main ones I use our 20 minute timer forty-minute [TS]

00:47:56   timers are what I find most useful for me [TS]

00:48:00   know through experimenting about how long does it take my mind to get [TS]

00:48:03   distracted or how long feels too long or too short but twenty minutes is perfect [TS]

00:48:09   for me for this kind of thing like an email [TS]

00:48:13   dash and having the phone on me makes a difference because I will find myself in [TS]

00:48:18   situations where you just have some time but not necessarily a lot of time the [TS]

00:48:23   cutest waiting for someone or you know these these moments in life and then [TS]

00:48:27   I'll find yes I will actually open up my phone and I will try to go through email [TS]

00:48:30   at this point and then have done something instead of having done nothing [TS]

00:48:35   in that time so you because you're making some significant fundamental [TS]

00:48:42   changes in a way that you use your own devices back to earlier on in the show [TS]

00:48:47   like the first couple of episodes you were very very strict about some of [TS]

00:48:51   these out and now it feels like now the utility in why you should have so far in [TS]

00:48:56   email on your phone because your systems changes you're willing to make the [TS]

00:49:02   compromise I'm willing to to try this for a while if I have to make a [TS]

00:49:07   prediction now my prediction is that future me decides to go against this [TS]

00:49:13   that future me decides that the tradeoff of having gone through email more [TS]

00:49:18   effectively is not worth the distractibility of one more thing on the [TS]

00:49:23   phone that's what currently is predicting future me will say but [TS]

00:49:26   currently can't predict the future [TS]

00:49:29   perfectly accurately so this is why I'm willing to give it a try to do this [TS]

00:49:33   thing differently cuz I can just feel this way that my mind wants to work and [TS]

00:49:38   I have found it not to be incredibly effective in life to be working against [TS]

00:49:42   your own brain you know what if your brain wants to listen to teen ballad [TS]

00:49:48   breakup songs while you're writing keep a happy you just do it this episode of [TS]

00:49:53   cortex has also brought to you by the internet actually like me agree which is [TS]

00:49:58   talking about doing work wherever you want to do work wherever your brain [TS]

00:50:02   strikes you at that moment that you just want to get that piece of work done [TS]

00:50:06   maybe you are standing in line at the post office maybe are sitting down at a [TS]

00:50:10   local coffee shop no matter what device you have [TS]

00:50:12   is going to be able to help you you'll be able to manage your task list may be [TS]

00:50:18   able to share status update [TS]

00:50:19   be able to access the most recent version of a document from wherever you [TS]

00:50:23   are because [TS]

00:50:24   platform is fully responsive and it works everywhere on desktop or mobile it [TS]

00:50:29   does not matter and as well as that was gonna look fantastic as well because [TS]

00:50:33   they've taken great care of a creating a system that looks really great but is [TS]

00:50:36   easily customizable as well so you can give it a lick of paint you want you can [TS]

00:50:41   give it the phone so you want to make it feel like something that you're [TS]

00:50:44   comfortable in and it's really easy to configure [TS]

00:50:47   completely reorganized way different parts of your works for every single [TS]

00:50:52   team will have just functionality and just the design that they need you can [TS]

00:50:57   also integrate third-party services like box drive in Dropbox all Internet big [TS]

00:51:02   easy to secure platform this stops people from scattering documents across [TS]

00:51:06   different platforms that are not secured by your company which can actually be [TS]

00:51:10   pretty dangerous you don't want customer data in places that you can secure and [TS]

00:51:14   this is where he steps in to help you manage that you can also use a cruise [TS]

00:51:19   own document preview engine to track who has read different documents with a read [TS]

00:51:23   receipt functionality and also to collaborate on them leave comments and [TS]

00:51:27   things [TS]

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00:51:32   for free any team of up to 10 people as you want [TS]

00:51:36   sign up right now software dot com slash cortex thank you so much for continued [TS]

00:51:41   support cortex and I'm in a state of flux myself right now but it's kind of [TS]

00:51:48   different to yours but it ends up in a weird way leading to what similar [TS]

00:51:54   problem and/or solution so I love email I use is called mailbox and is currently [TS]

00:52:05   owned by Dropbox and it feels to me like this is not being advanced I would like [TS]

00:52:18   the classic our app has been bought by a larger company and now exists in [TS]

00:52:23   purgatory forever situation they were adding those stuff they're making you [TS]

00:52:27   mad cow but the iOS apps are not being advanced wheel is concerning to me like [TS]

00:52:37   for example then they haven't got a lot of the new I was nine features like that [TS]

00:52:40   so I am now in a position where I believe that I need to look at a new [TS]

00:52:47   email system so that one of the reasons I use mailbox is it has a bunch of [TS]

00:52:53   features like the ability to snooze email to you can say come back tomorrow [TS]

00:52:59   and lots of use this mailbox is the only system I found has an appt on every [TS]

00:53:06   platform or use so those like snoozing things to cross platform so if I go to [TS]

00:53:13   the mat I'm not gonna see my email looking differently to my iPhone because [TS]

00:53:17   the way that is very weird they have to kind of hang around with folders and [TS]

00:53:22   filters and stuff but you should you don't really wanna see if I open the [TS]

00:53:26   mail at the Apple Mail app on my Mac it looks completely different in my phone [TS]

00:53:33   as I can also real email in a mailbox move things around so they don't look [TS]

00:53:38   the same and I don't like that the mailbox is currently the only system [TS]

00:53:41   I've used as everywhere but I'm feeling a need to move away and at the same time [TS]

00:53:46   something that I'm realizing especially having this conversation today [TS]

00:53:51   snoozing email is actually about that because I have some email that pops up [TS]

00:53:56   every week [TS]

00:53:57   dice news for another week 20 doing is just hiding it like I actually think [TS]

00:54:03   that I need to force myself out of this habit and end up with a better system at [TS]

00:54:10   the end of it but the first part of that is finding an iOS app I'm happy with [TS]

00:54:17   on the whole ok like my open up my phone right now [TS]

00:54:23   now on my home screen and looking at seven different yell out some emails of [TS]

00:54:31   77 times more I have dispatch cloud magic spark fast mail Outlook mail pilot [TS]

00:54:39   and the building because I thought I don't want to get serious about trying [TS]

00:54:44   to give email on my phone a try let me see what's out there let me see what's [TS]

00:54:49   available now in theory like you I would want email everywhere but I realized [TS]

00:54:53   immediately that the requirement there's nothing I just have to give that up [TS]

00:54:57   there's mailbox mailboxes gmail only the end gmail is it was gunned down near [TS]

00:55:04   mailbox yeah I mean you're not telling me a happy story about exactly is not [TS]

00:55:09   going to be around it used to be Gina ok that's why I was thinking that but so I [TS]

00:55:14   have been trying all of these email clients and I was I was trying to get in [TS]

00:55:17   a systematic way of thinking okay I have three requirements that I would like for [TS]

00:55:22   an email client on my phone [TS]

00:55:23   absolute number one requirement that when I archive a message it [TS]

00:55:27   automatically goes to the next message it doesn't go back to the email list and [TS]

00:55:32   this seems like a fundamental design decision that after the creators are [TS]

00:55:37   coming from do you manage emails as a list or do you manage them as a sequence [TS]

00:55:43   of items that's that was the one that I want I want a sequence that items not a [TS]

00:55:48   list because I'd I personally don't find these interactions we're looking at a [TS]

00:55:53   list of eight emails and I can just swipe to archive or quick swipe this way [TS]

00:55:58   I just don't work that way my brain does not like that and it it still goes back [TS]

00:56:02   to the oh now I have to make a decision about which email am i dealing with [TS]

00:56:06   which I know full well I can't trust my brain to do so I don't wanna work that [TS]

00:56:10   way the second requirement that I wanted was some ability to replicate the mail [TS]

00:56:15   triage system that I have on my computer so I would think oh surely males [TS]

00:56:19   built-in app should do that no because Apple does not respect smart mailboxes [TS]

00:56:24   or smart anything on any of the iOS devices you want to use smart folders in [TS]

00:56:29   iPhoto now tough luck you want to use smart in boxes now tough luck you're not [TS]

00:56:34   going to be able to do when you [TS]

00:56:35   email system that you use like where is your email is it Gmail mail it in fact I [TS]

00:56:42   wanted some kind of triage system I thought the built in Mail app should do [TS]

00:56:45   it it doesn't I was hoping to find that in some other email app long story short [TS]

00:56:50   that's just like asking for cross-platform ability nobody does this [TS]

00:56:54   I have found no way in any of these apps to replicate the triage system that I [TS]

00:57:00   want to lay out a number to requirement gone that's just out the door now feels [TS]

00:57:06   like I will continue because what I would also like and what astounds me is [TS]

00:57:18   some integration with my contact book on iOS I can't believe how many email [TS]

00:57:23   clients don't have this integration where they don't even ask for permission [TS]

00:57:27   to be able to see your contact list just like i was just going to replicate [TS]

00:57:31   everything all over again from start within our own email app are you are you [TS]

00:57:35   kidding me if I have all of these pictures and information and everybody [TS]

00:57:39   that I would like to see in my email client makes things easier no you're not [TS]

00:57:42   going to get any of that and so trying out all of these apps has been mostly a [TS]

00:57:47   very unpleasant experience just outlined quickly I am looking for now cause I [TS]

00:57:53   feel like I need to to force myself to redress my priorities I need a system is [TS]

00:58:00   everywhere but I actually think I've come to the realization this morning [TS]

00:58:05   actually that snoozing as a bad system I need a different system maybe I need [TS]

00:58:09   filters or folders or something so I am now basically looking for a system of [TS]

00:58:17   maybe one or two apps because nothing is found that work for me so I'm now [TS]

00:58:25   looking for a good iOS app that is on iPad and iPhones I want that I want one [TS]

00:58:34   at that [TS]

00:58:36   that does [TS]

00:58:38   has integrations have a lot of the other systems are in Dropbox or attachments I [TS]

00:58:45   want to be able to swipe on email lists to be able to archive and to be able to [TS]

00:58:50   market is read and unread my thing about wanting to go back to the list there are [TS]

00:58:56   way too many apps don't support this so I just need to get used to it which is [TS]

00:59:02   why I like the swiping go back to just wipe that carry on their main things [TS]

00:59:10   good when I'm using that is hard to quantify but without a doubt is a real [TS]

00:59:18   requirements because I won't say anything about them later I will just [TS]

00:59:21   say the two of the apps on my list [TS]

00:59:23   outlook and cloud magic I cannot fault anything about them in particular except [TS]

00:59:29   that they just feel unpleasant in a way that I can describe interest then I [TS]

00:59:35   don't know why that is I just find my brain does not like them and if it's [TS]

00:59:39   like email has to be easy as diffuse pleasant as possible for whatever reason [TS]

00:59:44   don't like those things I guess that is without a doubt a difficult to quantify [TS]

00:59:48   requirement the outlook one is pretty would because I'm getting lots of [TS]

00:59:53   recommendations the outlook at it was comple that Microsoft purchased and iOS [TS]

01:00:00   is very different but it does integrate your contacts as you want integration [TS]

01:00:05   calendar or even the same as you can see all the stuff on Steam outlook is [TS]

01:00:10   actually very high on my list because of the recommendations that I've heard from [TS]

01:00:16   people who have used a little bit and it seems fine one of the other things that [TS]

01:00:21   I need a unified inbox across systems so I use Gmail and I also use iCloud [TS]

01:00:31   so rules out Google's inbox for me and I am willing to which I made due to [TS]

01:00:42   forward all of my email account [TS]

01:00:46   I'm only laughing because I manage everything basically from one account as [TS]

01:00:54   well as everything forwards to one main account so I'm not I don't have the [TS]

01:00:57   requirement of needing to juggle a bunch of things but my experience with Gmail I [TS]

01:01:03   i left you mail little while ago because I just thought I can't deal with the way [TS]

01:01:07   gmail doesn't play nice with anybody else and I'm kind of screwed over by the [TS]

01:01:13   way gmail tries to talk with other e-mail systems and I thought you know [TS]

01:01:16   what I'm done with this I'm just going to stick with a regular standard IMAP [TS]

01:01:22   service that I can just plug into anything that's why fast mail is my back [TS]

01:01:26   and I will not return to using Gmail as the primary location for all of my email [TS]

01:01:31   so I will Google Apps to any other system I've used as I've had problems [TS]

01:01:41   where it wasn't accurately managing spam and I had some sponsors like contact me [TS]

01:01:52   via other means to get their emails were bouncing so I was like you are dead to [TS]

01:01:56   me I'm going to you have a unique spam problem because without a doubt many of [TS]

01:02:03   the messages that you would get would certainly look a lot like spam to an [TS]

01:02:06   automated spam filtering system so it was basically like saying that my [TS]

01:02:12   account storage because I wasn't doing a good job of the span detection so I [TS]

01:02:19   decided that I wasn't going to work anymore that that just isn't a risk I'm [TS]

01:02:26   willing to take exactly so I moved back to Gmail and we use Google Apps which I [TS]

01:02:33   mean I really like but it kind of puts me in a situation where like you I'm [TS]

01:02:38   trying to find something I am happy with knowing full well there's a couple of [TS]

01:02:43   things that have to happen with this I have to make some considerations and and [TS]

01:02:48   change it and be I also changed the way they deal with the email which is a [TS]

01:02:54   a very daunting task yeah without a doubt it the daunting task because the [TS]

01:02:59   reason why we've been talking about email for an hour and we also spent a [TS]

01:03:03   whole other show talking about talking about email and I'm sure this won't be [TS]

01:03:08   the last time that we talked about email is because it is just so connected to [TS]

01:03:15   everything that you do especially especially as a self-employed person is [TS]

01:03:20   just this is the final through which everything else comes and everybody [TS]

01:03:30   loves slack slack is a great alternative to email within a group of people that [TS]

01:03:34   you're constantly working with but it doesn't change the fact that you can't [TS]

01:03:38   possibly have everyone who ever wants to contact you use black black is for [TS]

01:03:43   people you know [TS]

01:03:45   emails of people you don't exactly where or people you just you just can't [TS]

01:03:50   practically have a slack room for [TS]

01:03:53   I would love to be able to put my accountants and lawyers like in a [TS]

01:03:56   slacker room and think you guys talk about some of this stuff but it's just [TS]

01:04:00   not going to happen it's just not practical and so you're always going to [TS]

01:04:04   be having stuff coming in through email that you just have to deal with in some [TS]

01:04:07   way and it's it's difficult because it's always possible to be done task [TS]

01:04:15   especially when you start getting large numbers of emails I it's it's very hard [TS]

01:04:21   to ever have it cleared out all the way after a certain point that's why that's [TS]

01:04:25   why we're talking about it that's why we will talk about it for forever because [TS]

01:04:29   it's connected to everything that there is an app I want to give a special [TS]

01:04:33   mention to spark spark yeah what he would have to say I'm really like this [TS]

01:04:40   has some nice customization stuff and it has a smart inbox each day I really like [TS]

01:04:46   that doesn't really do much email manipulation it's not doing anything [TS]

01:04:51   crazy but groups things together for you which which I kinda like it reminds me [TS]

01:04:56   of like the way the Gmail so it's like looking at the smart remarks now [TS]

01:05:01   have a little card as my new email addy mother classes and notification and then [TS]

01:05:06   just my read email in my inbox I like this system it bunches things up for me [TS]

01:05:10   in a nice way problem is only so if they had an iPad app dunno they're working on [TS]

01:05:17   this is probably why would be using right now but they don't so it also has [TS]

01:05:23   the best search I have ever used in an email because it does a lot of the [TS]

01:05:29   processing on device how does it very very powerful search it finds things [TS]

01:05:37   that I just can't find enough so that's one of the other big reasons that I want [TS]

01:05:42   to be able to use this and I'm I'm thinking it will probably be where I go [TS]

01:05:49   but I need something to spark was on my list of three interesting ones to talk [TS]

01:05:56   about and the bullet point that I have below spark is winner of the Best smart [TS]

01:06:02   in box of all the ones that I tried they do the best job because they don't try [TS]

01:06:09   to overdo it too many of the Absa feel like how are you picking out these [TS]

01:06:13   messages as important messages and playing around with it you can see that [TS]

01:06:18   oh you're just learning my terrible email habits of my desire to respond to [TS]

01:06:22   easy things and not necessarily the things they actually need to respond to [TS]

01:06:26   it you know that's also has boxes this is very interesting [TS]

01:06:36   Design I've used in the past to create small fall as the feedback so anything [TS]

01:06:44   back for it just goes into that folder and then you can you can put it in the [TS]

01:06:50   main navigation is better than nothing [TS]

01:06:53   it doesn't have the ability that I would really need but it's these moving in the [TS]

01:06:57   right direction again [TS]

01:06:59   i've only of course spark is one of the few are apps that does the archive and [TS]

01:07:06   you just put the next appt up on the screen thing of the seven or eight that [TS]

01:07:10   I ended up testing the majority of them did not do that so OK spark has this I [TS]

01:07:14   like that I think it's pleasant to use as well in that intangible way that I [TS]

01:07:20   was looking cloud magic I did not like I do like the way that spark operate so [TS]

01:07:24   it's definitely high on my list is it bad that I don't use and haven't tried [TS]

01:07:28   cloud magic because I think the name is terrible [TS]

01:07:35   Outlook inbox spark mailbox they'll sound like a budget I don't know what [TS]

01:07:42   that is [TS]

01:07:43   gained like you're talking to a man who will abandon a nap because of its [TS]

01:07:47   changing icon you understand you get me perfectly on board that you don't want [TS]

01:07:53   to use something called cloud magic and I had the same feeling of a resistance [TS]

01:07:56   of even downloading it and like magic I always hope I don't like it because I [TS]

01:08:02   just don't want to have this is the thing that I'm searching for forever of [TS]

01:08:06   like a cloud magic for my email it is not rational but this is this is the way [TS]

01:08:11   humans are my two other other maybe honorable mentions our dispatch which [TS]

01:08:18   does the same thing where it allows me to archive the next message [TS]

01:08:22   automatically has a nice feature that I like where you can actually lock it for [TS]

01:08:26   security so it won't open unless you have some Print Center which is very [TS]

01:08:30   nice is pleasant to use it as a ton of options you can change it around to be [TS]

01:08:34   the way that you want to dispatch wasn't bad I love dispatch and it would [TS]

01:08:39   probably be the apt I would use but it lacks another key thing for me which I [TS]

01:08:44   forgot to mention which makes your toes which is notifications I have push [TS]

01:08:49   notifications by e-mail [TS]

01:08:52   because that works and it [TS]

01:08:55   it fits the way that I like to to to work I'm very good location is fine but [TS]

01:09:02   I I really really wanna know emails come in and smart notification to really work [TS]

01:09:07   because sometimes I might really really wanna know an email that comes in from [TS]

01:09:11   somebody I've never spoken to before right subject line like sponsorship [TS]

01:09:15   inquiry for cortex and I want to deal with that immediately right right so [TS]

01:09:21   push notification emails something is important for me and dispatch does not [TS]

01:09:25   have it has a notification system but it doesn't work that way you'd expect it [TS]

01:09:29   works via the background app updates and it just notices when it has a new emails [TS]

01:09:34   or so for example I've I have I for another [TS]

01:09:38   have notifications on an email for example Outlook inbox and mailbox will [TS]

01:09:46   be like his new email and I deal with the email and then ten minutes later [TS]

01:09:50   dispatches like one new message but I don't think that that's going to be the [TS]

01:09:57   one I go with my final honorable mention is male pilot to which I dunno has iPad [TS]

01:10:04   I can't use them because when I archive a message on their system it throws me [TS]

01:10:10   back to the list and there's no way to change it and that is an absolute deal [TS]

01:10:13   breaker for me I just will not will not use something that had that behavior [TS]

01:10:17   however I'm gonna give us some serious credit to the designers at male pilot [TS]

01:10:22   too because they were the ones that I think are trying to think about email in [TS]

01:10:27   a different way and they're trying to do the things that everybody just kind of [TS]

01:10:31   turns their email into which is a task list and so they're trying to write an [TS]

01:10:36   app that says let's just treat emails as though they are tasks oh yeah this maybe [TS]

01:10:43   they have a knack for every platform why do I not know about this I don't know [TS]

01:10:47   what you don't know about this [TS]

01:10:49   oh and you know what I like about it the iOS app is eight pounds that's good you [TS]

01:10:54   want to pay the developer I want but if I'm if somebody's looking after my email [TS]

01:10:59   and it's a system that I really really care about I don't want to just pay a [TS]

01:11:04   lot of money [TS]

01:11:05   right because I want them to keep working on my problem in mailbox I get [TS]

01:11:09   nothing out me so that they don't care right so they end up working over but [TS]

01:11:15   this is all my ok we're buying this one even though I knew that I wasn't going [TS]

01:11:21   to use it because of this real deal breaker feature for me which is the [TS]

01:11:26   future I bought which is the exactly to the G one male pilot to people if you're [TS]

01:11:32   listening a checkbox you know to change that behavior might be nice I think [TS]

01:11:35   dispatch allows you to change it [TS]

01:11:36   they have options for everything I wanted to play around with male pilot [TS]

01:11:40   too because it was immediately obvious that they're the guys trying to do [TS]

01:11:45   something different with this for example they've done away with the whole [TS]

01:11:49   notion of new emails so there is no new email indicator on that list so you [TS]

01:11:56   don't have say a blue dot to all of the new messages and our boy that is a [TS]

01:12:02   really interesting design decisions I played around with it I use it for a [TS]

01:12:05   little while like I said it's not for me because of this one deal breaker but if [TS]

01:12:09   you are going to try it Mike I think you need to try it and go with the way they [TS]

01:12:16   want you to use it like don't don't fight it system is trying to do email in [TS]

01:12:21   a different in a different way I really should have checked before I does it [TS]

01:12:31   have pushed it must have push notifications what kind of email app [TS]

01:12:38   wouldn't have put know that I think what kind of time delay are you talking about [TS]

01:12:48   here without push notifications how long does it take you to get notified an hour [TS]

01:12:52   while that's to get that down to 15 minutes or so [TS]

01:13:01   have to play a round of it but like i'm looking at a review by more and it's one [TS]

01:13:05   that is I think you should still give it a try it sounds like this is obviously [TS]

01:13:16   the one that is closest to your heart for the moment anyway you said you need [TS]

01:13:21   something in the interim you might want to just try it and see if their system [TS]

01:13:23   works for you I'm going to give it a go but if they're good at the better then [TS]

01:13:38   dispatched and grape like dispatches just like it send you a notification [TS]

01:13:42   message I wanna see what the message is right right give it a go [TS]

01:13:51   should check that before well if you feel sad about having put the money down [TS]

01:13:57   my version of this story is I bought every email app for iPhone that exists [TS]

01:14:04   and in the end decided that the inbuilt Mail app is that you know there's a part [TS]

01:14:19   of me great this thinking that that might be where I am yeah because the [TS]

01:14:25   Mail app archive it goes to the next message [TS]

01:14:28   ok that's great I love that they don't need any of the fancy I can swipe on the [TS]

01:14:33   message list features that most of these apps too because I just simply don't use [TS]

01:14:37   that i cant triage in the way that I fully want but I can at least triage by [TS]

01:14:44   VIPs which is vastly better and so I have my system as VIPs if I open up [TS]

01:14:52   their VIP folder her messages along with the other people's messages are in there [TS]

01:14:57   so in theory I should be clearing that first before going to the rest of the [TS]

01:15:01   Inbox [TS]

01:15:03   and it also integrates with my contact book so all of these things [TS]

01:15:09   I've I have supported the developers of many email apps but it looks like I'm [TS]

01:15:15   still going to be sticking with the inbuilt Mail app for the time being so [TS]

01:15:22   my my plan currently try and cry of a male pilot I'm gonna wait to see what [TS]

01:15:30   sparked does I think the third party app that I'm probably gonna give the most [TS]

01:15:35   try with his outlook and then maybe I end up with a Mela which is very sad [TS]

01:15:42   yeah we'll check back in a couple months and I will have just disable mail on my [TS]

01:15:48   phone entirely rendering this whole process moods and he will still be using [TS]

01:15:53   the default email app is probably where this episode of cortex is also brought [TS]

01:15:59   to you by other is the best way to buy and manage domain let's say you've just [TS]

01:16:06   come up with the idea for a new project blog that you wanna launch no matter [TS]

01:16:11   what it is if it's online you can get a domain name to be good [TS]

01:16:16   spend a ton of time thinking of the stuff you wanted to be called you [TS]

01:16:19   finally come up with an idea and it's time to go purchase the domain if you go [TS]

01:16:23   to other places you'll be searching you'll be seeing thousands of screams [TS]

01:16:27   have products you don't want the trying to sneak things into the cart so you can [TS]

01:16:31   pay a little bit aksha you just have a real bad experience and in trying to [TS]

01:16:35   manage that domain name afterwards is a confusing mess is exactly what Harper [TS]

01:16:40   has set out to destroy and destroy they do make this whole process super simple [TS]

01:16:46   you go there was a great idea you type in the words of the domain you looking [TS]

01:16:51   for [TS]

01:16:52   show you if it's available to show you all the options that are available to [TS]

01:16:55   you may be exact thing you're looking for is is open maybe somebody else has [TS]

01:16:59   it but they'll show you some suggestions and they also show you all of the DoD's [TS]

01:17:03   you can buy until days like dot com dot code dotnet dockery UK taught me they're [TS]

01:17:08   all available to you [TS]

01:17:10   off all of them but they also have all of the crazy new TLD as well . sexy . [TS]

01:17:15   limo Academy [TS]

01:17:18   have got it and have a great prices to for example [TS]

01:17:22   home domain start just $12.99 in a whois privacy for free [TS]

01:17:27   about managing a domain they have a great system do that but they also [TS]

01:17:30   something new connect this makes it easier than ever before to connect that [TS]

01:17:34   new domain you just purchased with the Website or Services you're using so now [TS]

01:17:39   from the domain admin panel you can select which service you used any more [TS]

01:17:45   and havel automatically am and all of your DNS records numbers and codes to [TS]

01:17:52   get things set up its super super simple they have great support they have great [TS]

01:17:57   telephone support with their no holds no weight no transfer policy you get [TS]

01:18:01   through to somebody who's going to be able to help you but it was a great [TS]

01:18:04   email support Anchorage documentation as well so calm and try out you want to use [TS]

01:18:10   the code role of two all on word that are you L E F T W O [TS]

01:18:16   a check out and you will get yourself 10% off your first purchase of calm and [TS]

01:18:20   show your support for this show [TS]

01:18:21   role of to check out thank you so much [TS]

01:18:24   include tax and relay event so I had loads of topics plan today and we have [TS]

01:18:32   just ignored them but we haven't ignored we had two things to talk about but as [TS]

01:18:39   always [TS]

01:18:41   email is just a black hole that swallows everything has made my work for next [TS]

01:18:48   episode really easy as I don't need to do any practical already have everything [TS]

01:18:53   set which is once again I am always impressed by your show notes I never put [TS]

01:19:01   together soon as they look good you have all of these these bullet points and [TS]

01:19:05   hierarchies and headlines of things you are set for next episode but yes we did [TS]

01:19:11   not we did not intend to talk about email this much so I think we should [TS]

01:19:16   maybe round off today shows so I think I've I picked out a few here today as [TS]

01:19:28   well as gods on the red asked and then I think there were commenting on iphone [TS]

01:19:35   screens to make you several applications that are superficially similar but [TS]

01:19:39   distinct purposes to do it helps or hurts would you prefer each category [TS]

01:19:47   served by exactly one at his having activities rigidly segmented keep you [TS]

01:19:52   focused question I'll start no you go first [TS]

01:19:57   what do you think Mike I think that this segmentation is useful for me because I [TS]

01:20:03   assign specific tasks and duties to each of the applications and I feel like so [TS]

01:20:09   say for example mine writing so I use my word and now the notes that is where [TS]

01:20:17   follow-up goes for the shows where shorter topics go and then if I'm [TS]

01:20:23   writing a big blog post or something I like to keep it in by workers that shows [TS]

01:20:27   were long form stuff goes so it'll get those two mixed up and then like for [TS]

01:20:31   example when I say shown at a minute links on the ideas they then go into [TS]

01:20:34   because that's where their shared I wouldn't want all of those things in the [TS]

01:20:39   same place for me because I feel like the segmentation is useful for my brain [TS]

01:20:43   to be like this is the type of work we're doing right now [TS]

01:20:46   you know this you I you know what this means it means with in this mode and [TS]

01:20:51   that that's why I like without a doubt I completely agree you should make a note [TS]

01:20:57   for future shows future topic to talk about the various modes in which I work [TS]

01:21:02   I think I've finally discovered what my modes actually are this is this is a [TS]

01:21:06   thing that's been on my mind but now I opened the notes that I use and I create [TS]

01:21:12   a new political point and I say graze modes of working I am with you on this [TS]

01:21:19   for the apps as well for the same reason that the UI helps reinforce what this [TS]

01:21:24   thing is for a used to condense things more so I used to use byword for almost [TS]

01:21:30   every single text file as in my current scripts I have just a lot of lists in [TS]

01:21:35   things I used to just keep it all in my word and I had a fancy system where I [TS]

01:21:41   use different prefixes on the filenames to be able to quickly search for these [TS]

01:21:45   are the scripts that I'm working on or these are just lists but over time and [TS]

01:21:50   especially as a transition more and more dial as I realized this is a little bit [TS]

01:21:55   clunky that this works well on a computer but it doesn't work as well on [TS]

01:21:59   the iPhone so that's why I have people see on my own iPhone screenshots would [TS]

01:22:03   look like three text editors right at the bottom [TS]

01:22:06   pages by word and editorial and then plus notes in my dog but they are all [TS]

01:22:11   for different things and without a doubt it definitely helps you know with the [TS]

01:22:15   with the new notes I might have to mix things up plus also since our last show [TS]

01:22:21   none of my markdown text editors have yet updated for iOS 9 side-by-side and I [TS]

01:22:27   just feel like [TS]

01:22:28   you know you were having that feeling with mailbox about how they haven't [TS]

01:22:32   updated in a long time I've overlooking a byword and thinking the same thing [TS]

01:22:36   like it's been a long time since I've heard anything from you guys i'm not i'm [TS]

01:22:41   not confident would would because their UI stuff like this [TS]

01:22:47   some parts of his 2006 like the dog mode is atrocious makes me sad I don't mind [TS]

01:22:53   the dark more but let me just say I was even looking through the store to try to [TS]

01:22:57   find some alternatives to these things and where the one that I found I just [TS]

01:23:01   give a shout out in a way that I hope it slightly bribe the developers but I [TS]

01:23:08   found an app which was called envy notes letters and the which is a markdown [TS]

01:23:14   note-taking app with a dark mood this this looks right up my alley as a [TS]

01:23:20   potential byword replacements and it has a nice icon which of course is very [TS]

01:23:24   important as well but yes I am aware that there might be some reshuffling [TS]

01:23:27   with my various notes apps coming why what are you hoping to lunch to develop [TS]

01:23:32   it to do over there was a bug in his thing with using it with an external [TS]

01:23:37   keyboard that I sent him a message to about but they're just come on the [TS]

01:23:45   closest he's gonna start out that bug it was it was a deal breaker but nicholas [TS]

01:23:53   you know what this means to us you know what this means is about to leave my [TS]

01:24:02   maybe platform to convince app developers to make their apps exactly [TS]

01:24:07   the way that I am on the horizon for more notes stuff but I definitely no [TS]

01:24:15   matter what I do I feel like there's always going to be four levels of [TS]

01:24:20   segmentation there are files that I work with with other people which is the [TS]

01:24:24   delightful pages there is random scraps of whatever I'll figure out later [TS]

01:24:29   notes there's lists and general text files byword for the time being and [TS]

01:24:35   there are scripts which is editorial and I can't imagine ever collapsing those [TS]

01:24:40   categories so I'll probably always have for text editors of some kind [TS]

01:24:44   an unpronounceable string of characters on red asked how do you reserve so [TS]

01:24:49   perfectly today how do you reserve the time effort and energy for things that [TS]

01:24:53   are in the short term quite unproductive like searching the App Store and trying [TS]

01:24:59   out multiple different systems how do you balance that time spent against the [TS]

01:25:03   output I mean this system this this has not been very good how do you reconcile [TS]

01:25:12   like I'm gonna spend an afternoon just trying out almost always I actually do [TS]

01:25:17   this kind of stuff in the afternoon because having learned from my own [TS]

01:25:21   cycles afternoons are just not very productive times for me normally I never [TS]

01:25:28   do good script writing then I never really do quality work then and so I do [TS]

01:25:35   not mind at all teen afternoon and saying I'm going to explore bunch of [TS]

01:25:40   different after a bunch of different systems because if I find something [TS]

01:25:43   that's good I feel like it the net win but definitely say 1 p.m. to like 4 p.m. [TS]

01:25:50   has got to be the worst time ever [TS]

01:25:53   it's just the lowest quality stuff ever but that means there's a time always to [TS]

01:25:58   do this sort of thing or the do any kind of low quality but still needs to get [TS]

01:26:04   done work like email the times in which I found myself wanting to do this stuff [TS]

01:26:09   I don't want to do anything else like you never gonna be good [TS]

01:26:14   yeah exactly that time that I'm spending checking email apps at 2:30 in the [TS]

01:26:20   afternoon there's no universe in which I would have spent that afternoon writing [TS]

01:26:25   a brilliant script the alternate universes I would have spent this [TS]

01:26:29   afternoon playing fact Oreo [TS]

01:26:31   up right it's it's better this way then it would have been the other way and [TS]

01:26:38   this has been a question [TS]

01:26:39   has been circulating many feedback methods for a long time and I i have [TS]

01:26:46   also been interested in it [TS]

01:26:48   asked earlier in the show's run when we were talking about the stuff you [TS]

01:26:55   mentioned that you have caffeine pills in your back [TS]

01:26:59   why do you have them like what what what purpose to the caffeine pills look at [TS]

01:27:05   you like you're just trying to make the people happy I wanna know coffee ok I [TS]

01:27:12   have the caffeine pills for a couple of reasons one of which is that there is [TS]

01:27:17   not always acceptable coffee available and so sometimes you need the cap team [TS]

01:27:22   but there is just awful coffee coffee coffee making no that's not how it works [TS]

01:27:38   howard's you drink water and you take that however that however is the rare [TS]

01:27:48   case the reason I actually started using caffeine pills sometimes is for power [TS]

01:27:55   naps you know about power naps Mike I don't know ok so well not the reason you [TS]

01:28:01   use them in a third this thing works really effectively I I have this bit of [TS]

01:28:06   a love-hate relationship with naps now I don't like naps because if ever take a [TS]

01:28:15   nap I feel just like the laziest son of a bitch in the world I'm ruined if I if [TS]

01:28:21   I accidentally fall asleep because I never purposely taken and I wake up I [TS]

01:28:26   don't even know what day is at an all-time is a look at the clock and it [TS]

01:28:29   says seven and its crew 7 p.m. my Goddess seven in the morning the next [TS]

01:28:33   day is the worst thing I can do for ya [TS]

01:28:40   I have generally found that as well that naps are just death however enough [TS]

01:28:47   people that I respect made some suggestions about trying to change [TS]

01:28:52   around your sleep schedule and incorporating a nap schedule like now [TS]

01:28:56   this is just disastrous this doesn't work but the trick is caffeine takes [TS]

01:29:02   about 20 minutes to enter into your system and start having an effect really [TS]

01:29:06   when you take that first sip of coffee you feel like it works immediately but [TS]

01:29:11   that's just your brain lying to you this is part of the addiction but the actual [TS]

01:29:14   the actual drug isn't taking any effect until about 20 minutes later it so [TS]

01:29:19   there's there's this chick what you can do with caffeine now which is you take a [TS]

01:29:24   couple of caffeine pills or you drink a cup of coffee right before you take a [TS]

01:29:27   nap and you take a nap for about twenty twenty-five minutes and when you wake up [TS]

01:29:32   it really eliminates a lot of that horrible horrible sleep sickness that [TS]

01:29:39   you can have so sometimes if I feel like I need to take a nap I will always do it [TS]

01:29:44   in this manner take a couple of caffeine pills I will go to sleep I have a [TS]

01:29:50   napping app on my phone what is it [TS]

01:29:56   yeah it's called power nap by the same people who make that leap like that I [TS]

01:30:01   used to use but so power nap it does a similar thing where you can set a [TS]

01:30:05   maximum time of 30 minutes and it attempts to wake you up for it feels [TS]

01:30:09   like you're drifting off into deep sleep if it's moved at all lately we gotta [TS]

01:30:13   catch him before he falls off the cliff so that way I have found to be effective [TS]

01:30:18   with naps that's the primary use for the caffeine pills they're really Mike [TS]

01:30:24   napping leads into a whole other topic which is all about schedules another [TS]

01:30:31   time I had this power in my sleep i sleep so poorly especially recently I [TS]

01:30:42   haven't completely I given into jet lag in that it is now set a new sleep [TS]

01:30:48   schedule for me which is horrific so like this happened to me a few months [TS]

01:30:52   ago [TS]

01:30:53   so now it's ok my sleep schedule is I think from 2:30 in the morning and I [TS]

01:30:58   wake up at nine which is disgusting and I feel like maybe I should because I [TS]

01:31:05   like doing in the in the way that I like I like going to sleep late because I i [TS]

01:31:10   get things done very late in the evening and I'm also quite productive in the [TS]

01:31:14   morning again even though you wouldn't think that considering how little sleep [TS]

01:31:17   I have but I feel like I am having adverse effects to the lack of sleep so [TS]

01:31:23   I need to balance that in some ways and maybe a nap is the way to do it to [TS]

01:31:27   something like a around caffeine pills which I can't shake I'm sure isn't but [TS]

01:31:35   it feels like a dangerous thing I just didn't feel like it's it's like drugs [TS]

01:31:41   but they're the way I was introduced to this was not actually buy caffeine pills [TS]

01:31:45   that was by drink a cup of coffee before you take a nap and my reaction was I [TS]

01:31:49   drink enough coffee as it is I don't need to have a scheduled cup of coffee [TS]

01:31:53   here so I substituted caffeine pills for the cup of coffee for the same effect [TS]

01:31:58   that that's why did that way sleep on the sometimes you just rest I am pretty [TS]

01:32:04   sure that lots of the time I don't really full fall asleep but my brain is [TS]

01:32:10   kicked into some kind of low-power defragmenting mode like something is [TS]

01:32:15   happening but I'm not fully asleep but I'm not fully unconscious either ok well [TS]

01:32:19   maybe maybe people nap during this episode I might have natural with [TS]

01:32:25   episode [TS]