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  1. 125: Long, Hot Showers with Merlin Mann

    Brett discusses the notion of high-temperature water immersion as a

    treatment for sleep disorder and creative blocks with Merlin Mann.

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  2. 98: Landmines, Pitfalls, and Bottomless Pits


    More on John's windowing strategy

    Application Switcher Menu (the developer's site is down)


    Why one would run SSL on "read-only" sites

    Marco (mostly) hates new things again





    C Macros

    Operator overloading


    John's thought on Twitter




    Shifty Jelly & Pocket Casts

    Core Intuition on Swift

    Garbage Collection in Objective-C

    Apple Java Bridge


    Apple's Marketing Survey (via Joe Sieger)

    App Store Review Guidelines, specifically 5.6

    Apple's humorous announcement

    Pointy-haired boss


    Marco's new thoughts on his new iPad


    The Incident

    Space Age




    Example from MG Siegler

    Example from Farhad Manjoo


    Boar's Head Pancetta

    Oxford comma


    When to give up on a language

    Node Timers module

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  3. My_Feedback.ppt - The Talk Show - Mule Radio Syndicate

    The Talk Show

    Episode 61

    November 16, 2013



    with Merlin Mann

    Very special guest Merlin Mann joins John Gruber for an as-usual rambling discussion about presentation slides, the new iPads, the Major League Baseball schedule, and Malcolm Gladwell.

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    Websites we mention:

    Cabel Sasser’s talk at XOXO

    Merlin’s talk, Scared Shitless, at Webstock

    John at Webstock

    “Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell

    On Writing Well, by William Zinsser

    The Schedule Makers

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  4. A Therapeutic Dose of Imodium - The Talk Show - Mule Radio Syndicate

    The Talk Show

    Episode 25

    December 1, 2012

    A Therapeutic Dose of Imodium

    1:54:54 Download MP3 (52.6 MB)

    Very special guest Merlin Mann joins John Gruber to talk about booze, iTunes 11, and the sorry state of over-the-counter cold medication in the U.S.

    Websites we mention:

    Services Manager

    Music Brainz

    Eagle Rare Bourbon

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  5. Like Giving Natalie Portman a Trucker Cap - The Talk Show - Mule Radio Syndicate

    The Talk Show

    Episode 8

    July 6, 2012

    Like Giving Natalie Portman a Trucker Cap

    2:10:52 Download MP3 (60.0 MB)

    Merlin Mann joins John Gruber for a quick two-hour holiday-week chat.

    Websites we mention:

    Amy Jane Leibovitz

    Brett Terpstra’s Markdown Service Tools

    Knoll Chadwick Chair

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  6. Kerning, Orgasms And Those Goddamned Japanese Toothpicks

    Freud popularised the term, “The Narcissism of Minor Differences”, to describe how adjacent villages—identical for all practical purposes—would struggle to amplify their tiniest distinctions in order to justify how much they despised one other. So you have to guess how much he would have enjoyed design mailing lists. And, Perl.

    Truth is, to the untrained (un-washed, un-nuanced, un-Paul-Rand’d, and un-Helvetica’d) outsider, discourse in the design community can sometimes look a lot like a cluster of tightly-wound Freudian villages.

    So, how is the role of design perceived by the people who are using the stuff you make? What role (if any) should users expect in the process of how their world is made and remade? What contexts might be useful in helping us turn all of our obsessions into useful and beautiful work?

    Can an Aeron chair ever be truly ‘Black’? Will there ever be a way to get Marketing people to stop calling typefaces ‘fonts’? And, when, at last, will the international community finally speak as one regarding the overuse of Mistral and stock photos of foreshortened Asian women?

    By leveraging his uniquely unqualified understanding of design, Merlin will propose some promising patterns for fording the gap between end-users and the unhappy-looking people in costly European eyeglasses who are designing their world.

    Is there hope? Come to Brighton, pull up a flawlessly-executed mid-century-Modern seating affordance, and we'll see what we can figure out together. One village to another.

    Merlin Mann is best known as the creator of, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

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  7. Everything The Network Touches

    The work we’re collectively doing—opening up gradually all of human information and media, making it recombinable, helping people create and share their work—is a huge unspoken, sexy, world-redefining mission.

    It’s a mission that many of us have become blasé about, almost unaware of. It’s a project so large that it’s hard to get a grasp on. And the next few years are going to get even more interesting as the network pervades physical objects and environments, sensing and manifesting information in the real world.

    It's time to recognise the scale of the project we have in front of us, the breadth of the material we have to work with, and the possibilities of design within it. All of human knowledge, creativity—even the planet itself—is our canvas.

    Tom Coates is a technologist and writer, focused on the shape of the web to come and on developing new concepts that thrive in it. He’s worked for many prominent web companies including Time Out, the BBC and Yahoo! where he was Head of Product for the Brickhouse innovation team. He’s most known for the Fire Eagle location-sharing service, and for his work on social software, future media and the web of data.

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