AT: 5 Letter Words

Posted by on January 19th, 2022
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Bryce shares a report on computer literacy and the digital divide. Then, we talk about the social media phenom, Wordle. The simplicity of message versus the intricacy of its design. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Computer skills study link.

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Andrew: Attention Factory from Matthew Brennan

Justin & Bryce: The Righteous Gemstones

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WT: Hashing Asses

Posted by on January 18th, 2022
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A previous Weird Things story has been SCRUBBED from the maps! Journalistic scrutiny in an all-online world where the documentation of history can digitally disappear. Andrew shares a fascinating Web3 idea of decentralized file storage using file hashes. An ancient butcher with a permanent tool, surely. Old-timey trophy asses. What will the first images from the James Webb Telescope look like? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Witcher and What If…?

Justin: Peacemaker

Brian: Toast of Tinseltown

Bryce: Pefume LIVE 2021 [polygon wave] on Prime Video

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AT: Real Criminals, In Jail

Posted by on January 12th, 2022
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Totally on the ball and ready to go! Andrew and Justin reflect on iTricks, the magic news blog they founded. The site’s in transition, so what can they do with it? How did it start as an editorial platform and how did it handle integrity despite always being small? How did a scrappy up-start fend off a decade of competition? Maybe someone will take up the mantle! Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Righteous Gemstones

Justin: Euphoria

Brian: The Book of Boba Fett

Bryce: Substack

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WT: We Do Not Intend To Stop

Posted by on January 11th, 2022
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Nobody knows anything and Andrew caught the thing! Tests and variants and how little we know. A China-shaped hole in the maps. Brian and Justin finally take their first airplane trip and it didn’t go well! Denied! And you’re fired! i can has starlink? The James Webb Telescope is almost entirely deployed. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Val

Justin: The Book of Boba Fett

Brian: Jackass Number Two

Bryce: DIRT 5

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WT: The Boon of Doggles?

Posted by on December 27th, 2021
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Join Bryce, Justin, and Brian on a special holiday Weird Things! What’s the D factor? The James Webb Space Telescope launched! 300 whats found in Bogota. After Things will return in the new year! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The Political Orphanage “A Rather Snuffy’s Christmas” episode and Detroiters

Brian: Death Loop

Bryce: CARRION

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AT: A Very Clever Idea

Posted by on December 22nd, 2021
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A follow-up from Jim’s letter last week. Jim published his book–what thoughts did he have in the gap since sending us his letter? Getting exactly what you want from a project and what are next-steps creatively that aren’t a total-dedication to the medium? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Visual Studio Code

Justin: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Bryce: Hawkeye

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WT: McWeird

Posted by on December 21st, 2021
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Can the boys pack for an unknown adventure and what will they find deep in Yemen? An intriguiging find on a satellite map. New ways to play Pong and a new rationale for organic machines: power efficiency. The burger wars! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Saturday Morning All Star Hits!

Justin: The Witcher

Brian: Shadows House

Bryce: Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

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AT: Reviews Matter

Posted by on December 15th, 2021
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Listener BigJim wants advice on self-publishing his small poetry project and wants to know the best time to self-publish. What’s the best use of this effort and how can you take a novel idea and turn it into an attractive story across media? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: Succession

Bryce: Succession

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WT: Haircut of the Year

Posted by on December 14th, 2021
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Elon is named Time’s Person of the Year and we dissect the whole affair including hair-dos. A scary new planet and we are seriously unsure of how big and heavy it is compared to other planets. What Star Wars movies are underrated? A new start-up wants to house the 1.5 billion unhoused people–how does a fancy, tent-like structure expand beyond fancy tents? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Defunctland’s documentary on Disney’s FastPass

Justin: Hawkeye

Brian: Hawkeye

Bryce: Gran Turismo Sport

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AT: Excel, Miss!

Posted by on December 8th, 2021
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Know what’s hot on TikTok? Microsoft Excel! DIY educational monetizing just through social media. What comes first: the solution or the problem? What might work best for hosting learning material for sale? A platform like Udemy or roll your own with Thinkific? If you don’t already, you should find a way to learn spreadsheets! Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Google Colab

Brian: IFTTT

Bryce: Airtable

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WT: Lunar Chalupa

Posted by on December 7th, 2021
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A Taco Bell on the moon? New images don’t *disprove* the idea. A discussion on Earth’s Black Box, an upcoming structure dedicated to preserving information about our planet in case of emergency. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Solitaire Stories

Justin: Tiger King season 2 (anti-pick) and Music Box series on HBO

Brian: Inkl

Bryce: Crossy Road+

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AT: What Works? What Doesn’t?

Posted by on December 1st, 2021
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A retrospective on microcomputing pioneer Clive Sinlair and the philosophical successes, even in consumer failures. Where is your duty: to the successful projects or your personal goals? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Dagger Fever

Posted by on November 30th, 2021
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No sideways rockets here–rocket launcher Astra has successfully reached orbit. Plus, hurling rockets at asteroids for a good reason and an update on Russia’s space junk. Biases in algorithms: what do they represent? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Micro Men

Justin: The Beatles: Get Back

Brian: Termination Shock from Neal Stephenson

Bryce: Forza Horizon 5

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AT: Saving Money

Posted by on November 17th, 2021
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The money episode! What tips and tricks do we have as creative professionals to save money? Plus, Justin unleashes hot Y: The Last Man critiques at 39:19 to the end. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: WikiReader and Kindle Paperwhite

Justin: Y: The Last Man (anti-pick)

Brian: Succession

Bryce: Succession

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WT: You Spin Me Rocket Round

Posted by on November 16th, 2021
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Crew members on the ISS have to take shelter after space junk enters the ISS’s orbit. How do you clean up space junk and who should do it? Can we just yeet a rocket into space? SpinLaunch says “maybe!” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Prodigy

Justin: Foundation

Brian: Rivian and Succession

Bryce: Unpacking

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WT: Alien Movie Guy

Posted by on November 9th, 2021
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Theories about the shape of Earth and existence. Why Will Smith turned down The Matrix. Neural implants mean typing with your mind! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things will return next week!

Picks:

Andrew: Zero to One from Peter Thiel

Brian: Woke Racism from John McWhorter and John McWhorter on Andrew Heaton’s Political Orphanage

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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