John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.



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#133: Shave Daddy

June 24th, 2020 · 81 minutes

Someone has tampered with Merlin's bell, and John is looking forward to his "vacation." This leads to an exploration of seemingly hippie-dippie workplace policies and how they actually get applied in practice. Especially for everyone who's not the boss.

In follow-up, John has an update on a recent addition to his home. Boy, they really wanna push those extra "features" on you, don’t they? No one should have to worry this much about water.

In further follow-up, Merlin has a huge update on something he finally persuaded his family to do for him. 🐱✂️

John has never seen Shark Tank.

Merlin is confused about the buttons on his keyboard, and John has thoughts on what’s in the actual code.

Merlin hates his clock. You can really tell when the people who make something don’t love it as much as you do.

John gets yet another free dingus, and Merlin loves him some surprise baby photos.

(Recorded on Tuesday, June 16, 2020)

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