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#64: Quickeys and Automation Fun with Merlin Mann

December 4th, 2020 · 104 minutes

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by the magical Merlin Mann to talk about his automation journey and problems. From the Simpsons to Synology, and Shortcuts, there's plenty to hear about.

Guest Starring: Merlin Mann

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Links and Show Notes

Startly - QuicKeys 4 for Mac OS X
TADpoLe (Drafts Library) | ThoughtAsylum
nvUltra - Searchable, portable, MultiMarkdown notes
Siri Suggestions, Search & Privacy - Apple Support
Logitech Circle 2 Camera for Home Security, Versatile HD Security Camera
Please do not disturb me – Matthew Cassinelli
What’s New in Shortcuts #5
Wemo - Smart Home Automation | Belkin
Wemo Bridge for Apple HomeKit - Smart Home Automation | Belkin
Philips Hue Adds Support for HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to Ambiance Lights - MacRumors
Alexa Skills Guide -
Why Thread is a game-changer for Apple's HomeKit | AppleInsider
Thread | Apple Developer Documentation
Eve Energy |
Eve Degree |
Eve Extend |
Eve Motion |
Chumby - Wikipedia
Drinking bird - Simpsons Wiki
Getting Started · TaskPaper User's Guide
Bunch -
Drafts | Where Text Starts
TaskPaper – Plain text to-do lists for Mac
Editorial for iOS
Hook – Find without searching
Resolved: Stop Blaming the Pancake | 43 Folders

Merlin's post on New Year's Resolutions.

On Apple's Piss-Poor Documentation — Liss is More

As per the title, this does contain explicit language

Synology Inc.
Universal Plug and Play - Wikipedia
Watch Free Movies & TV | Stream Smarter with Plex
Screens Connect - Reach to your Mac or Windows PC from anywhere - Edovia
Amazon Alexa Routines: Everything You Need to Know | MakeUseOf
Reconcilable Differences - Relay FM