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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WT: Defraud = Reality

Posted by on November 2nd, 2021
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Facebook is now Meta and they wanna make a metaverse! What could a metaverse look like, what makes a “real” metaverse, and why crime may be a necessity. A natural gas surprise reminds us that the balloons will be fine. No After Things this week–it shall return next time! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The History of the Future from Blake J. Harris

Brian: Dead Eyes

Bryce: wurdweb

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AT: Cheap Hat

Posted by on 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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WT: Michael Scott (In Space)

Posted by on October 26th, 2021
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Tesla makes waves after a huge order makes national news. How do they still maintain a positive image among other EV cars? Blue Origin announces: The Office (In Space). Gyrocopters, dronecopters, bathtubs, oh my! Plus, a spoiler-y conversation about Dune: Part One from 35:30 to the end. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Pick:

Everyone: Dune: Part One

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AT: Smart Contracting

Posted by on 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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WT: Salt Lights

Posted by on October 19th, 2021
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Russian spacecraft caused the ISS to spin 57 degrees…again?! A discussion on light pollution and backyard astronomy. Are there trade-offs between satellite internet and impacts to the sky? NASA announces a project to find rogue planets with the Roman Space Telescope. What would life on a rogue planet look like? How could different forms of life develop in wildly different environments fom Earth? Could life on a rogue planet reach the same level of advancement as humanity in a novel galaxy? Humanity has a new oldest person in space and they didn’t even need to be beamed up! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ted Lasso

Justin: Succession

Brian: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Bryce: Oats Studio and Marbles Season 2 started!

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AT: And Trouble?

Posted by on 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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WT: Fail Sun

Posted by on October 12th, 2021
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Traffic and weather on the 9’s, did you see the storm watch? Oh, excuse me, the “geomagnetic storm watch?” Scenario: the case of the weird rock. Apex predator biting apex predator. Dee’s Black Mirrors! French astronaut Thomas Pesquet caught a rare phenomenon! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Squid Game

Brian: The Star Wars films

Bryce: LFG Marbles, coming back for season 2 on October 17 and Foundation

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