TOPIC: Welcome to Costco. I love you.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about breakfast sandwiches, the pain and suffering of dealing with Apple IDs, managing kids and their iOS devices, Merlin's weird week with Playstation Vue, and the science (or otherwise) behind iOS's Night Shift.
The main topic this week focuses on quality, values, and self-improvement. Are Dan and Merlin just cloud-yelling old men for wishing writers (and everyone for that matter) would try a little harder? Maybe. Maybe not.
Links for this episode:
"when a site asks you to sign up for their thing and then the 'no thank you' link is some hot garbage."
- 5by5 | Home Work #197: Season 2: Episode 4 - Email with Merlin Mann
Dave and Aaron sit at the feet of Merlin Mann, the father of the Inbox Zero method of email management. How has email changed over the last decade or so? Find out in this episode!
- Ungainly X-Mann Meetup #13 — Merlin Mann
MERLIN MANN (Back to Work, Roderick on the Line, Reconcilable Differences, You Look Nice Today, et al.) invites you to drop by Two Cats Comics on the evening of Thursday, April 7th to hang out, talk about comics, and just say, “Hi.”
- PlayStation™Vue | PlayStation™Network
Break free of annual contracts, surprise fees and TV that ties you down. With PlayStation™Vue get the TV you love - over 100 of your favorite channels, now including ESPN, Disney and more.
- GitHub - mortenjust/cleartext-mac: A text editor that only allows the top 1000 most common words in English
A text editor that only allows the top 1000 most common words in English
- Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words: Randall Munroe: 9780544668256: Amazon.com: Books
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is…
- Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker | Breakfast Sandwich Maker | Hamilton Beach
Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or the ingredients of your choice. Cook two breakfast sandwiches to perfection and to your preferences, and know when it’s ready with the built-in digital timer.
- iOS 9.3: The new Night Shift feature probably won’t help you sleep better | Macworld
There’s no solid evidence that mobile screens’ color temperature is the real culprit to keeping you up at night.
- In Pod-Based Community Living, Rent Is Cheap, But Sex Is Banned | Motherboard
Rather than having 100 beds under one roof like a hostel, PodShare has 10 to 30 beds, which turn into desks by day.
- Mapping San Francisco’s Rent Prices (March 2016)
San Francisco, the small city with the most expensive rental rates in the nation, saw a slight growth in rent prices last month. One bedroom units increased 2.6% to a median of $3,590, while two bedrooms saw a jump of 3.8% to a median of $4,870. Though up, prices remain below the peak seen at the end of summer 2015.
- Simple English Wikipedia - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Articles in the Simple English Wikipedia use shorter sentences and simpler words and grammar than the English Wikipedia.The Simple English Wikipedia is also for people with different needs.
- Simple English Wiktionary
Welcome to Wiktionary in Simple English, an online dictionary that uses simpler words so it is easier to understand. We currently have 24,446 entries. Use the search box provided to find words in Wiktionary, or get a random page.
- 1Blocker - Block ads, tracking scripts, anything
- iCloud Music Library: Understanding differences between Apple Music and iTunes Match - Apple Support
Learn more about the differences between Apple Music and iTunes Match, and how iCloud Music Library handles your music when you subscribe to one or both services.
- Set up Family Sharing - Apple Support
Use these steps to set up Family Sharing. You can start a new family group and invite people to join, or you can join someone else's family group.
- Family Sharing and Apple ID for your child - Apple Support
With Family Sharing, you can create Apple IDs for children under 13. Apple IDs allow them to participate in Family Sharing and use other Apple services such as iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and Game Center.
- Dr. Cleaner: Clean Disk and Memory, Uninstall Apps and Optimize System on the Mac App Store
- Cocktail - A perfect mixture for Mac OS X
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.
- Sunk costs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- CleanMyDrive 2: Manage and Clean External Drives
Easily drag-and-drop files directly to any drive, check disk stats and automatically clean hidden junk from external drives. CleanMyDrive 2 opens from the menu bar and is always there when you need it.
- ANNIE WU
- Mot Juste | Definition of Mot juste by Merriam-Webster
- Amazon.com: The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition (9780205309023): William Strunk Jr., E. B. White, Test Editor, Roger Angell: Books
- Re/code | Tech News, Reviews & Analysis
- Built to Spill - Three Years Ago Today - YouTube
- Archie Comics
- Idiocracy (2006) - IMDb
- Larry David: A Pretty Good Tribute - YouTube
- Beatles Wigs
- Actual - Battlestar Wiki
"Actual" is the wireless callsign for the commanding officer, borrowed from the real-world communications term for the officer-in-charge (e.g. the commander of a military vessel, task force or unit).
- The Hustler of Money - YouTube
- Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review
- The New TextExpander | Smile
Brought to you by:
Harry's (Visit Harrys.com and use the code COMICS at checkout to get $5 off your first purchase).
Wealthfront (Visit wealthfront.com/5by5 to get your first $15,000 managed for free).
Quip (Head on over to Quip.com/backtowork to learn more and get real work done faster and smarter!)
*PDFpenPro 7 (Visit the link to try the free demo download of PDFpenPro 7 today.)