Archive for the ‘After Things Podcast’ Category

AT: 5 Letter Words

Wednesday, 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.

Picks:

Andrew: Attention Factory from Matthew Brennan

Justin & Bryce: The Righteous Gemstones

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AT: Real Criminals, In Jail

Wednesday, 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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AT: A Very Clever Idea

Wednesday, 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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AT: Reviews Matter

Wednesday, 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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AT: Excel, Miss!

Wednesday, 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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AT: What Works? What Doesn’t?

Wednesday, 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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AT: Saving Money

Wednesday, 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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AT: Cheap Hat

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
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We reflect on a heart-felt personal video from YouTube creator William Osman. We break down and relate to his sentiments of being an individual online receiving attention and the inevitable critical comments that come with success. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Squid Game

Brian: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

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AT: Smart Contracting

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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Andrew’s getting really interested in the non-monetary uses for blockchains. Beyond currency and NFTs, what are some possibilities in Ethereum? Nobody knows, but we can speculate! Plus, pouring one out for Y: The Last Man. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Lower Decks and What We Do in the Shadows

Justin: What If…?

Brian: Foundation

Bryce: Foundation

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AT: And Trouble?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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What is “toil” in a work sense, what does toil do to your ability to work, and how do you defeat toil? Bryce made an app and it aims right at the heart of toil! We’re joined with John Teasdale, whose time in big tech can speak to the ills of toil. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Site Reliability Engineering Chapter 5 – Eliminating Toil

Picks:

Brian: Dragonbox

Bryce: Human Resource Machine

John: Squid Game

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AT: If It Works…

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
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Long-time friend of the pod Joe Diamond is in-studio to check out how he’s doing and see if he’s got any questions for Brian and Bryce. How well does Joe’s tactic of approaching other creators seem to work? How did COVID-19 affect his work as a stage performer and what are unique challenges to doing virtual magic shows? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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AT: A Little Preachy

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
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What non-fiction have you been reading? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Andrew: Chaos Monkeys

Justin: Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Bryce: Freedom from Anxious Thoughts and Feelings

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AT: Zero to One to One Million

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
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Listener Nick has a question: how do you set long-term goals? Breaking down big ideas and concepts into smaller, doable actions. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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AT: Break That Dynamic

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
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How do you gauge how you should present yourself for different audiences? Code-switching, basically? The pressures of being “on.” Corporate versus casual environments. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Quiz Show

Brian: Ted Lasso

Bryce: Freedom From Anxious Thoughts and Feelings from Scott Symington

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AT: Within Difficulty is Opportunity

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
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Bad jobs! Everyone’s got stories, but what can we learn from them as employees and employers? Lynyrd Skynyrd corners, cougar feeding, and Keebler elves. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ripley’s Game

Justin: Guardians of the Galaxy

Brian: Free Guy

Bryce: The Silence of the Lambs

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AT: Critical Thinking Over Worry

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
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With a new wave of COVID and a new report on global warming, how do you cut through the noise and engage with critial thinking? How does clickbait overshadow real, nuanced public conversation? Then, how do you set up your day? Voice assistants: frustrating! Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Brian: The Stormlight series from Brandon Sanderson

Bryce: Things on iOS and macOS

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