The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 207, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

The Talk Show

‘Christmas Mitzvah’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design, a look back at last year’s election, and more.

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Various apps mentioned during the show:

Keyboard Maestro

Drafts

Editorial

nvAlt

Simplenote

Justin Williams’s now-defunct Elements — the first Dropbox-backed text editor for iOS

Vesper

Bartender — a Mac utility for managing all those stupid little menu bar apps

Vanilla — another Mac menu bar app manager

Apple Support technote documenting standard Mac text editing keyboard shortcuts

Reconcilable Differences #65 — Merlin and John Siracusa talking about Steam.

The Elements of Eloquence — the book that explains the implicit rules of adjective order in English.

Dr. Drang on Excel

Last year’s day-after-the-election “Holiday Party” episode.

PredictIt — Website where you can gamble on election and political predictions.

Max Temkin’s US Politics Twitter list

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

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