Whims That Work

Whims That Work

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Technology. Productivity. In depth.
A New Toy
Dec 3 • 51 min
It’s new iPhone season and Joe and Drew both found themselves upgrading to the X. So, what would a technology podcast be without a discussion about home screens?Links:Filmic ProRode smartLav+ Lavalier Sennheiser ClipMicTangerineScratches and ScuffsJoe’s…
Decreasing in Searchability, Increasing in Awesomeness
Nov 20 • 31 min
Joe continues delving into the world of podcasting equipment, Drew continues to delve into the world of paper. More conversation on switching from digital to analog tools, and the many uses of whiteboards.Links:Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack…
The Opposite of What I Needed but Exactly What I Wanted
Nov 6 • 50 min
Joe gets a new podcasting setup. Drew talks about his latest experience working with pen and paper. A book sparks a conversation around the future of reading, note-keeping, and the often-discussed subject of input. Links:Shure BETA 87AShure BETA 58AChris…
Paper Works
Oct 23 • 53 min
Joe isn’t the biggest fan of Halloween. Drew finally sees the light. The two talk about paper versus digital, RSS versus Twitter, and using social networks instead of being used by them.Links:Productivity GuildMindNodeMindManagerThings 3DraftsHURRY…
I’m Going to Have a Problem Tomorrow Because I’m Saying This Now
Oct 9 • 59 min
Drew went on a cruise, and worked at sea. Joe did NOT enjoy the redesign of a certain productivity app. The two share computer horror stories (though one of them has frustratingly never had any real problems), and Joe reveals a major new…
Can’t You Just Say What the ‘Content’ Is??
Sep 25 • 45 min
Drew thinks “content” is a dirty word. Joe thinks giving two hours every week to pondering questions seems like a whole lot of time. Also, more conversation on space for silence. Show notes: If you ever hear me use the phrase “create content” without…
It’s All Hacked Together
Sep 11 • 44 min
Bread followup! Ulysses. Workflows, Launch Center Pro, URL schemes, and the very different ways that Drew and Joe view these tools. Show notes: Ulysses Setapp Gemini 2 Timing Pagico Workflow The Five Minute Journal Positivity & Mindfulness Joe’s Headed…
Whole Wheat
Aug 21 • 50 min
Ulysses and the subscription model for apps. Medium versus Jekyll. Also, Joe bakes some sourdough bread. Show notes: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation The last episode of Whims That Work Ulysses Day One Scrivener Productivity Guild TextExpander…
I Could Just Do It for 10,000
Aug 7 • 49 min
Joe and Drew talk about working from home, freelancing, and keeping your own schedule. Also of note: A new package from Joe’s secret admirer. Show notes: ‘The CEO of Barstool Sports says she measures job candidates' responsiveness by texting them at odd…
A Beautiful Utopia of Input
Jul 24 • 49 min
Joe goes to MacStock and sparks a discussion on the subject of conferences. Drew takes a deep dive into the strength of ‘Input’ and the helpful benefits of personality assessments. Also…Joe considers blacksmithing? Show notes: MacStock World Domination…
Burn Energy, Gain Energy
Jul 10 • 54 min
Joe gets a new computer, and the purchase sparks some discussion on the merits of the touch bar. It’s…good? Drew provides some iOS 11 note-taking updates, and brings up the topic of Twitter and the idea of meaningful distractions. Show notes: HFS+ Cortex…
Books Are Expensive
Jun 26 • 68 min
Drew goes to the library, Joe gives an all-important nap update, and the two talk about note-taking habits, memorization, and task managers. Show notes: Oyster The Past and Future City Prizmo Go Jesus’ Son Will Patton’s narrated books Siempo 'Kill Your To…
The Better Off These Things Get
Jun 19 • 49 min
WWDC 2017 is over, and a new iPad may or may not have been bought. Apple's updates are discussed, along with the future of productivity and how tech like augmented reality and voice assistants might come into play. Show notes: JoeBuhlig.com Coffman.co…
Soybeans & Modbooks
Jun 6 • 70 min
Drew learns about soybean breeding and growing up on a farm, Joe learns about long-forgotten 2000s-era technology, and each host considers what got them interested in the topic of productivity and how it's impacted them today. Show notes: Soybean flowers…