Episode 295

I’m Not Talkin’ for Clapping


October 25th, 2016

1 hr 19 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

  • Dan's still a little under the weather
  • What home automation is good at right now (and what it mostly isn't)
  • Updates on Hiya and call-blocking apps not working so much
  • Merlin is getting pretty good at making Trump hands
  • Hey! Follow-up and listener questions!
  • Listener Greg wisely reframes the communication problem
  • If you want to help people: offer something specific
  • John Siracusa just wants toast in a reasonable amount of time
  • Listener Johnathan has trouble getting timely responses from his busy manager
    • Tip: It pays to ask around and maybe escalate

  • Everybody feels vulnerable about something

  • Listener Brian doesn't want to pester people about his side project

    • Tip: Scale up and act like a magazine editor

  • Ooooo…The Monty Hall Problem!

  • Listener Matt needs tips on being a new dad

    • Tip: You're not as bad at this as you think (or fear)

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