John Siracusa is a Programmer, tech writer and co-hosts of Accidental Tech Podcast "atpfm", Reconcilable Differences "RecDiffs" and Robot or Not "robot_or_not".
Things kick off with the usual disagreements about the doc and its proper usage. Merlin thought he was going to be driving, but John curtly redirects him into the trunk. Follow-up brings a handful of fun D&D-related content, including the work of John's talented Cousin Frankie. Outrage-based documentaries are considered. The main topic this week is **vaccines and vaccinations**, as your hosts share their frustrating and mostly fruitless journeys toward that elusive date with the needle. Hope you like filling out forms and hitting "refresh." (_Recorded on Tuesday, April 6, 2021_)
Pre-show: [Hopefully not] Burning Down the House All of ATP is on the vaccination train! Toot toot! 🚂💉 Thanks, Paul Follow-up: Smart outlet update Reconcilable Differences For eero:Settings → Troubleshooting → My device won't connect → My device won't connect to my network → Temporarily pause 5 GHz Electrical resistive heating Technology Connections: Heat Pumps Technology Connections: The Future of Heat Pumps is Underground Casey has a CarPlay apostrophe epiphany Charging the i3 Go buy SuperDuper! Types of EVs Follow-out: Upgrade’s Discussion of TouchBar and HomePod Apple event on 20 April #askatp Single HomePod or dual HomePod Mini? What if there’s already a HomePod? (via Josh Errickson) What’s the point of BCC in email? (via Chuma Nnaji) How long until we see Apple using Armv9? Armv9 AnandTech’s Write-Up Explore the Armv9 Architecture iOS Device Compatibility Reference Post-show Neutral Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $100 credit. Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code atppodcast. Alex Weinstein: Want to tell a better story? Start with better music. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Become a member!
Pre-show: ⅔ of ATP is on the vaccination train! Toot toot! 🚂💉 Fork Hands FU: Why two doses? Reverse Engineering the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Follow-up: How is John replacing a router with a switch? Ubiquiti Flex Mini Handoff vs. AirPlay 2 Zach’s point about WWDC announcement date Yep, Apple uses Webex Microsoft Teams Perhaps it’s too many UDP packets? Heating your house via cryptomining? Technology Connections: Heat Pumps Technology Connections: The Future of Heat Pumps is Underground NSRunningApplication was added in Snow Leopard FB7603765 is fixed!! 🎉 Tesla Model 3 Delivery Checklist Cryptocurrency 000 101 Proof of work Proof of stake Ethereum But how does Bitcoin actually work? Github repo Fiat currency Pyramid scheme Supreme Court: Oracle vs. Google Ars Technica write-up MJ Tsai’s write-up Clean room GNUstep ApplicationKit Kotlin Arial New York Geneva San Francisco Swing POSIX Tim Cook Interview with Kara Swisher Overcast link Dithering (see the 7 April episode) Upgrade #346: Float It Like a Hologram Outside Online Interview Tim Cook’s ∞ Timeline Apple Leadership oh no Post-show Neutral: Marco’s injured Tesla BMW i3 Neutral #4: If You See a Cursor, They Blew It Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package. Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Become a member!
Your hosts skip the pre-flight, then end up talking a little about preparing for a performance. Novelty sports experiments are considered. Following some corrections, self-analysis, and technological digression, Merlin's computer poops the bed. Covid considerations continue to interfere with life, and sometimes you have to fight your family's optimism a little. Merlin tries to use an analogy from a TV show, and John introduces the class to "The Plumber Problem." John has recently discovered a beloved artist's Patreon and highlights the influence of his work. It can feel pretty frustrating when the internet doesn't love someone or something as much as you do. Just remember, there are a lot of easy and inexpensive ways to let someone know what their work means to you.
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726
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17
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