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Back to Work 479: Use or Avoid

DISCUSSED: Skype struggles; nobody likes parsnips; Dan remotely teaches Merlin to cut his own hair; Dan introduces a new game show, and Merlin is dealing with poop; life is not currently optimized for multiple-event days; Merlin challenges you to remember when exactly eight minutes has gone by; why we'll eventually each discover what the hell happened on our personal Galápagos; the exhaustion of Zoom calls; an omnibus recommendation related to movies; finally, Dan Columbos Merlin with a question about napping, which leads to some surprising insights on our feelings about success and failure.

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Posted on 26 May 2020 | 7:30 pm

Home Work 226: Relaxed Fit

Harry and Dave consider the pandemic's lasting affects on the nature of work and let off a little quarantine steam.

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Posted on 25 May 2020 | 4:00 pm

DLC 340: Michele Morrow: Fortnite Tenet, Mafia Remake, WoW Shadowlands, Animal Crossing, Pony Island, Final Fantasy VII, Monster Train, Legend of Keepers, Wolf & Pigs, Spectro

Jeff and Christian welcome Michele Morrow back to the show this week to discuss Fortnite showing a Christopher Nolan movie, Mafia getting Definitive Edition remakes, a 20 million brick Minecraft city, and more! The Playlist: World of Warcraft Shadowlands Alpha, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Animal Crossing, Pony island, Sea of Thieves, Monster Train, Legend of Keepers. VR Talk: The best Oculus titles, Wolf & Pigs, Spectro Tabletop Time: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Codenames, Just One Parting Gifts!

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Posted on 25 May 2020 | 4:00 am

Road Work 186: John's Prostate

John and Dan talk about watchful waiting and small dogs. You can find a version of this episode without sponsors right here.

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Posted on 21 May 2020 | 10:00 pm

5by5 at the Movies 85: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 84 - "Coitus'd"

This week we talk about what that pesky red pill does, what else is going straight to VOD, and fresh "SnyderCut" rumors. PLUS - what new career defining honor does Jonah Hill get, is Rick Moranis cherry picking his post retirement roles, and will the Oscars even happen? AND MORE! Co-host: Dan Richardson

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Posted on 20 May 2020 | 3:00 pm

Ruby on Rails Podcast 319: Gap Here and 10x Customers with Sean Devine

Sean Devine, CEO of XBE, is welcomed back to the show to discuss hiring Rails developers in this climate, introduce XBE's innovative new program for graduating high school seniors ("Gap Here") and reveal the value of a 10x customer. Join Brittany in cheering Sean on to write a book!

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Posted on 20 May 2020 | 11:00 am

Back to Work 478: Morbidly Obese Clemenza

DISCUSSED: discussion of The Freshman and thoughts on what makes a movie "hold up"; has anyone ever craved a three-star movie?; what Merlin really wants is a smart friend; Dan is enjoying On Becoming a God in Central Florida; the difficulty of making weird good; I didn't buy it a beer; your mask is not a case for your beard; Dan has follow-up on bikes; Merlin has follow-up on companies and WFH help; thoughts on what we know and don't know about the difficulties of ““reopening””; the benefits and challenges of being a chain-worrying project manager; praise for the Austin Grackles.

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Posted on 19 May 2020 | 7:30 pm

Home Work 225: Guest Jeff Gamet

This week Harry and Dave are joined by TextExpander's Jeff Gamet to talk tools and productivity.

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Posted on 18 May 2020 | 5:00 pm

DLC 339: Geoff Englestein: Unreal Engine 5 on PS5, Ghosts of Tsushima, Paper Mario Origami King, Old World, Tabletop Simulator, Fortnite, Fury Unleashed, Fort Triumph, Super Skill Pinball, Pax Pamir, Unmatched

Jeff and Christian welcome board game designer Geoff Englestein back to the show this week to discuss the eye-popping Unreal Engine 5 demo, the surprise Paper Mario reveal, the new info about Ghosts of Tsushima, and more! The Playlist: Old World, Tabletop Simulator, Fortnite, Monster Hunter World, Fort Triumph, Fury Unleashed Tabletop Time: Super Skill Pinball, Pax Pamir, Unmatched, Through the Ages VR Talk: Half Life Alyx, Box VR, Oh Shape, Mini Moto Racing X, Tetris Effect on Quest Parting Gifts! Christian is raising money for St Jude Children's Research Hospital! You can donate directly to St Jude here: https://donate.tiltify.com/@christianspicer/2020playlive Download the print and play version of Geoff's Super Skill Pinball here: https://juegosrollandwrite.com/print-and-play-super-skill-pinball-4-cade/

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Posted on 18 May 2020 | 5:00 am