5by5 | Mac Power Users #183: Episode V: Merlin Strikes Back

Merlin Mann returns to Mac Power Users for his annual visit. This year we dive deep into Merlin's new obsession with home automation and talk about what makes some apps stick while others never do.

http://5by5.tv/mpu/183

<h4><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/&quot; class="link" target="_blank" sl-processed="1">Independent Writer, Speaker, and Broadcaster - Merlin Mann</a></h4>

<p>Collected from: <a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/&quot; sl-processed="1">Independent Writer, Speaker, and Broadcaster - Merlin Mann</a></p>

<ul> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/news/&quot; sl-processed="1">News</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/projects/&quot; sl-processed="1">Projects</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/media/&quot; sl-processed="1">Media</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/speak/&quot; sl-processed="1">Speaking</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/bio/&quot; sl-processed="1">http://www.merlinmann.com/bio/</a></li>; <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/faqs/&quot; sl-processed="1">FAQs</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/contact/&quot; sl-processed="1">Contact</a></li> </ul>

<p>All things Merlin across the internet:</p>

<ul> <li><a href="http://www.43folders.com/&quot; sl-processed="1">Merlin's site about personal productivity, life ha</a></li> <li><a href="http://youlooknicetoday.com/&quot; sl-processed="1">Our audio-based Journal of Emotional Hygiene is fo</a></li> <li><a href="http://5by5.tv/b2w&quot; sl-processed="1">Back to Work</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick/&quot; sl-processed="1">Merlin Mann’s frank & candid weekly phone call wit</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/media/2007/7/25/video-for-merlins-inbox-zero-talk.html&quot; sl-processed="1">Video of Merlin's most famous work, the Inbox Zero</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/media/2010/6/3/video-time-attention-toward-a-new-culture-of-knowledge-work.html&quot; sl-processed="1">Video of Merlin's 2010 improvised Time & Attention</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/media/2009/1/27/video-merlins-macworld-09-talk-toward-patterns-for-creativit.html&quot; sl-processed="1">Video of Merlin's 'Patterns for Crativity' Talk at</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/media/2009/6/19/audio-merlin-manns-maxfuncon-talk-on-creative-work.html&quot; sl-processed="1">Audio: Merlin Mann's MaxFunCon Talk on Creative Wo</a></li> <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_Mann&quot; sl-processed="1">kinda-famous</a></li> <li><a href="http://inboxzero.com/&quot; sl-processed="1">Merlin's Inbox Zero book site</a></li> <li><a href="http://hipsterpda.com/&quot; sl-processed="1">Parietal Disgorgement Aid</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.43folders.com/2005/09/08/kick-procrastinations-ass-run-a-dash&quot; sl-processed="1">You're minutes away from fearlessly tackling your </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.5ives.com/&quot; sl-processed="1">5ives.com - Merlin's Lists of Five Things</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/phoneguy/&quot; sl-processed="1">30 Seconds with Phone Guy - That Guy who's always </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.43folders.com/2011/04/22/cranking&quot; sl-processed="1">Nothing wrecks your living room decor quite like a</a></li> <li><a href="http://twitter.com/hotdogsladies&quot; sl-processed="1">Merlin is 'hotdogsladies' on Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="http://favstar.fm/users/hotdogsladies&quot; sl-processed="1">Here's Merlin's most popular tweets</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/faqs/merlins-work/&quot; sl-processed="1">FAQs about Merlin's Work</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/faqs/hiring-merlin/&quot; sl-processed="1">FAQs about Hiring Merlin</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/faqs/hiring-merlin/how-do-i-book-a-gig-with-you.html&quot; sl-processed="1">Useful info to share in order to book a gig with M</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.merlinmann.com/rightnow/&quot; sl-processed="1">right now</a></li> </ul>

<h4><a href="http://www.macpowerusers.com/?s=merlin+mann&quot; class="link" target="_blank" sl-processed="1">Merlin Mann on Mac Power Users</a></h4>

<ul> <li><a href="http://www.macpowerusers.com/2010/03/13/mpu-023-workflows-with-merlin-mann/&quot; sl-processed="1">MPU 023: Workflows with Merlin Mann</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.macpowerusers.com/2011/03/27/mpu-046-workflows-with-merlin-mann-ii/&quot; sl-processed="1">MPU 046: Workflows with Merlin Mann II</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.macpowerusers.com/2012/06/25/mpu-091-workflows-with-merlin-mann-iii/&quot; sl-processed="1">MPU 091: Workflows with Merlin Mann III</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.macpowerusers.com/2013/04/07/mac-power-users-132-merlin-revisited/&quot; sl-processed="1">MPU 132: Merlin Man Returns</a></li> </ul>

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