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I’m Merlin, and I make my living at sea, catching wild dolphin fish and tracking the elusive “Savant Crabs of the Farallones.” My ship, “The Mrs. Olsen” is based out of Panama and runs on diesel and unconditional positive regard.

I’m just shy of seven feet tall, and I eat pert near my own weight in baitfish by 10 each morning. My teeth are made of fool’s gold but my eye patch was sewn from General Tito’s baby blanket. Legend is I once killed a man—just because I needed a really good cry.

I do know I’m pretty good at Robotron, french kissing, and skimming ladies’ fashion magazines. I drink scotch whiskey, and I shit scotch tape. I’m an excellent driver and I just finished the rest of your cheeseburger while you were fucking around with your cellphone.

This land is my land from California to the New York island, but you’re welcome to stay as long as you pitch in for gas and never call me “Copernicus.” But you knew that.

Let’s do this thing.

There are two people in merlinmann’s collective.

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  1. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 188, With Special Guest Lisa Jackson

    The Talk Show

    Apple VP Lisa Jackson

    Friday, 21 April 2017

    Special guest Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — joins the show for an Earth Day discussion of the state of Apple’s environmental efforts: climate change, renewable energy, responsible packaging, and Apple’s new goal to create a “closed-loop supply chain”, wherein the company’s products would be manufactured entirely from recycled materials.

    Download MP3.

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    Links:

    Lisa Jackson’s bio.

    Apple’s 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report (PDF).

    Recycle your old Apple products.

    Apple’s charming series of animated spots on the environment by filmmaker James Blagden:

    “Can We Produce Zero Waste?”

    “Do Solar Farms Feed Yaks?”

    “Why Does Apple Make Its Own Sweat?”

    “Can a Building Breathe?”

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

    https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2017/04/21/ep-188

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  2. #71 — What Is Technology Doing to Us?

    In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tristan Harris about the arms race for human attention, the ethics of persuasion, the consequences of having an ad-based economy, the dynamics of regret, and other topics. You can support the Waking Up podcast at samharris.org/support.

    http://wakingup.libsyn.com/71-what-is-technology-doing-to-us

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  3. Brian Regan - Stand Up Comedy Full HD - Best Comedian Ever

    Brian Regan - Stand Up Comedy Full HD - Best Comedian Ever

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    Original video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bvBuMuz8P9Y
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:16:08 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  4. Chris Morris and Paul Garner - “Taxi-Bothering”

    Chris Morris talks Paul Garner into dressing up like a nerd, and bothering a taxi.

    download

    Tagged with comedy

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  5. Steve Jobs’s first reaction to the Genius Bar: ‘That’s so idiotic! It’ll never work!’ - Recode

    The longtime Apple CEO had to be convinced that tech support could connect with customers.

    http://www.recode.net/2017/3/6/14823460/apple-store-steve-jobs-genius-bar-ron-johnson-recode-podcast

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  6. WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: Episode 683 - Sacha Baron Cohen

    You know Borat. You know Bruno. You know Ali G. But you probably don’t know much about Sacha Baron Cohen. The man himself sits down with Marc in the garage to talk about what goes into bringing such rich comedic characters to life, why he was drawn to comedy in the first place, and what’s next, with his new movie The Brothers Grimsby on the horizon. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Squarespace, Stamps.com, MeUndies and SoFi.

    https://wtfpod.libsyn.com/episode-683-sacha-baron-cohen

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  7. Stewart Butterfield on creating Slack, learning from games, and finding your online identity

    If you came by the Vox office, you would find it oddly quiet. That’s not because we don’t like each other, or because we’re not social, or because we don’t have anything to say. It’s because almost all our communication happens silently, digitally, in Slack.

    Slack is Stewart Butterfield’s creation, and it’s the fastest-growing piece on enterprise software in history. But here’s the kicker: he didn’t mean to create it, just like he didn’t mean to create Flickr before it. In both cases, Butterfield was trying to create a new kind of game: immersive, endless, and focused on experiences rather than victories.

    The story of Butterfield’s pivots from the game to Flickr and Slack have become Silicon Valley lore. But in this conversation, we go deep into the part that’s always fascinated me: the game Butterfield wanted to create, the reasons he thinks gaming is so important, and the ways in which his philosophy background informs his current work. We also talk a lot about the nature of status, identity, and communication in online spaces, as Butterfield’s company is now revolutionizing all three.

    This is a deep, interesting, and unusual conversation — we went places I didn’t expect, and I left thinking about topics I’d neve…

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/panoply/stewart-butterfield-on-creating-slack-learning-from-games-and-finding-your-online-identity
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:18:20 GMT Available for 30 days after download

    download

    Tagged with slack

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

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  9. #150 Dark Patterns with Harry Brignull - UX Podcast

    Harry Brignull joins us to talk about “dark patterns”. Harry coined the phrase back in 2010 to describe the design patterns used on websites to deliberately trick us into doing something. We discuss some examples as well as the ethics behind implementing them and ask if “light patterns” exist. We talk about how dark patterns go beyond the web and into service design. Should we avoid using dark patterns in our designs? Well, we think yes – so in that case, how?

    http://uxpodcast.com/150-dark-patterns-harry-brignull/

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  10. Regina Spektor: ‘I See My Family … In Everybody’ : NPR

    The singer discusses how growing up an immigrant has shaped her work. "People don’t understand," she says, "how easy it is to find yourself in a situation where you’re in an absolutely foreign place."

    http://www.npr.org/2016/10/03/496125426/regina-spektor-i-see-my-family-in-everybody

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

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