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Episode 45 - Cmd+Shift+3


It was a distraction-driven show as the boys try to add a video component to their Skype production process (don't worry listeners, the show is still audio-only). Jody fields questions, Matt thinks about what's good for the country.

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Follow Up / Feedback:

  • Matt's Partner may have a job offer coming, which is good, because her current one may be disappearing.
  • FB from Mr. Pieces:

    • Procrastination - I really want to do this, but I need to do that. Only do this if you finish that. This is a reward for completing that.
      • yak shaving: 1. Any apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem. "I was doing a bit of yak shaving this morning, and it looks like it might have paid off." 2. A less useful activity done to consciously or unconsciously procrastinate about a larger but more useful task. "I looked at a reference manual for my car just to answer one question, but I spent the whole afternoon with my nose buried in it, just yak shaving, and got no work done on the car itself." From
    • Focus seems very tied to procrastination. I feel like procrastination happens more frequently on things on which I have trouble focusing. These may be highly correlated but simply coincidental as I'm sure it's easier to focus on things that are more interesting (that I want to do).
    • Company loyalty. Just remember most companies are only going to be as loyal to you as it is convenient for them to be.
    • I'll leave you with this: Raising kids is both infinitely easier and infinitely more difficult than it seems to you right now. Put that in your pipe and smoke it - just not around pregnant partners or progenies.
    • Idea for TCL: barrel lamp
  • More questions for Jody from Matt’s Partner (All asked and answered):

    • What made J’s wife test (indicators)?
    • Any mood changes yet? Appetite?
    • Any morning sickness yet?
    • Will you raise your twins in a church? Which one?
    • Was she taking prenatal vitamins beforehand? OTC or prescription? How about now?
    • Any changes to her diet?

Remember all the way back to the original "Kids Episode" (hint, it's so old it doesn't have a show notes page)? Well, Jody found his index card from way back then:
note card from Kids Episode


  • Matt alluded to his displeasure with SCOTUS and the Hobby Lobby decision. Not everyone agrees with him, shockingly.

  • Matt bought a new, even more expensive pot for making gumbo/roast beast. Pro-tip: The Le Creuset outlet in Ellenton has great deals.

  • European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe orbits a comet. That’s already cool, but check out how they did it:

    • Earth grav assist in 3/05, mars grav assist in 2/07 (heading back toward earth), another Earth grav assist in 11/07, then it flew by an asteroid in 2/09 to nudge it back toward Earth for a 3rd grav. assist in 11/09, then in 7/10 it used the grav from another asteroid to alter its course slightly, then it went into hibernation in 6/11, they woke it up 3 years later in 1/14 and made a series of maneuvers, to enter the comets orbit
    • First spacecraft to/: fly out to the orbit of jupiter using solar cells for primary power, orbit a comet, fly alongside a comet on it’s way toward the sun, examine how the sun’s energy transforms the surface of a comet from close range, the lander will have the 1st controlled touchdown on a comet, getting the 1st images from a comet’s surface.
    • Pics of the comet “Chury” already: RubberDuck comet
  • Matt went back to work, which is hard, but no one cares becasue he got all summer off. show notes screenshot

Listeners! Start thinking about your legal qustions!

Final Screanshot of the edit:
Audacity screenshot