initialcharge / Michael Rockwell

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  1. The School Leadership Show: Strategies for Managing Your Time and Attention

    In this episode I interview writer, speaker, and broadcaster Merlin Mann. We talk about managing all of the inputs that come your way.  We go into great depth on managing email and working toward what Merlin has coined “inbox zero.”  We also talk about strategies for managing your time and attention in order to set yourself up for doing your best, most creative work.  To learn more about Merlin and his work visit  Enjoy this interview with Merlin Mann.

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  2. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 132, With Guest Marco Arment

    The Talk Show

    ‘Peace, Porn, and Privacy’, With Guest Marco Arment

    Saturday, 3 October 2015

    Marco Arment joins the show for a brief chat on ad blockers, advertising in general, and the new iPhones 6S.

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    Marco on pulling his content blocker, Peace, from the App Store.

    “Underscore” David Smith on the available free space of 16 GB iPhones in actual usage.

    The New York Times measures the real-world benefits of iOS ad-blocking on 50 top news sites.

    Hello Internet.

    Episode 56 of Jason Snell and Myke Hurley’s Upgrade, wherein they discuss just how much of a pain in the ass it is to upgrade to a new iPhone.

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  3. 5by5 | Back to Work #239: Starving African Child

    TOPIC: Block! Block! Body blow! Uppercut!

    This week, Dan and Merlin talk less about ad-blocking and more about what kind-of feels like (but might not actually be) a point of change for web advertising, podcasting, and media as a whole, which could

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  4. 30: The S-Side — Diagnostics & Usage

    This week Cody and Joe discuss Force Touch on iPhone, Alphabet, CurrentC, Samsung’s recent event, and a much more!Show NotesChris Sacca’s Tweet StormOutspoken Investor Chris Sacca Backs Jack Dorsey As Next Twitter CEOApple’s Fall iPhone Event To Be Held Sept. 9Force Touch on iPhone 6S revealed: expect shortcuts, faster actions across iOSApple Said to Delay Live TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations StallAlphabetabc.xyzApple Pay, Google Wallet now accepted at Rite AidApple Pay Competitor CurrentC May Not Launch Until Next YearSamsung resurrects the dream of a hardware keyboardSamsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge+ is bigger and smarterSamsung Pay to Launch September 28 in U.S. But Will Businesses Accept It?Where’s the Samsung shaped dent in the universe?Joe’s Photoshopped Photo of Original KeynoteWhere to find the HostsCody Coats on TwitterJoe Caiati on TwitterJoe’s weblog, dot infoSupport us on PatreonThis show is partly brought to you by listeners like Dave, Harry, Eduardo, Luca, David, Jordan, Kyle, Michael, and Jasper who are supporting us through Patreon.

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  5. 2. It Actually Feels Like a Good Experience — #NoOctothorpe

    We’re back and we have album art and an RSS feed to boot. You’ll also be able to subscribe to Limitless Adventure via iTunes and what not very soon. Hang tight.

    This week, the two of us discuss what it’s like to go to the movies now, Joshua Topolsky’s departure from Bloomberg, the difference between DC and Marvel, and the disaster that is Uber. Also, we got some follow-up for you, just in case you were interested about more Apple Music stuff.

    Some useful links to keep track of that we reference during the show:

    Michael Rockwell’s site, Initial Charge.

    Joshua Topolsky’s blog post.

    Nick Kinja, on removing a post from Gawker.

    Gawker’s editorial staff’s response to Nick Kinja’s post on the post being removed from Gawker.

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    Follow us on Twitter @liadcast. We promise there will be more stuff on there soon.

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  6. Episode #182 – Strange Magic The Flop House

    Episode #182 – Strange MagicIn this episode, Jordan Morris of terrific MaxFun sister podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! stops by to co-host while Elliott’s in England, a move he immediately regretted when we watched Strange Magic. Meanwhile, Dan explains the proper way to drink beer, Stuart evinces his disdain for improv, and Jordan displays his surprisingly deep knowledge of Three Ninjas.

    Download the MP3 directly, HERE.

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    We have come here to chew bubblegum and sing shitty versions of pop songs. And we’re all out of bubblegum.

    Wikipedia synopsis for Strange Magic

    Movies recommended in this episode:

    The Super CopsThe OvernightResults


    Tags: animated, Dan McCoy, George Lucas, Jordan Morris, kids movie, Strange Magic, Stuart Wellington

    July 11th, 2015

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  7. 5by5 | Home Work #169: Focusing with Shawn Blanc

    Home Work

    A weekly advice podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter. We address listener-submitted questions, comments and concerns about all aspects of working from home. Hosted by Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo.

    You can submit your questions here.

    Hosted by Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo.

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