Recent Podcast Episodes

#362: Regular Sierra

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Today Charles reveals that he’s considering getting a new laptop… and it might not be Mac. We talk about why he considering running Linux on a Dell, and why he is desperately hoping Joe can talk him out of it.
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#361: Basically, the Next Great Depression

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Today we look at how the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn has affected the contracting business, specifically Joe’s. We talk about growing layoffs among contractors, the necessity of contractors being more flexible than usual with their rate, maintaining work relationships remotely, and how we both are adjusting to our new home co-working environments that we share with our wives. Continue reading

#360: The Weird Older Brother

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Today we discuss the 10th anniversary of the launch of the iPad. We talk about the evolution of the iPad into a device that supports a keyboard and trackpad, whether we could use an iPad as our main computer, and what the evolution of iPadOS might imply for the future of the MacBook. Continue reading

#359: There Might Be Multiple People on This Team

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Today Charles talks about his failed attempt at advertising, his theories on why his advertisement didn’t perform, thoughts on why the response from his email list was better, and the progress he’s made on evaluating a new e-signature solution for his clients. Continue reading

#358: Hyper Not-Wanting-to-be-Smarmy

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Today Charles talks about how the recent postponement of the U.S. income tax filing date is affecting his business. We talk about seizing an unexpected advertising opportunity, a sudden new deadline that hits tomorrow 😱, and walking the fine line between being helpful in the face of a natural disaster and the appearance of profiteering. Continue reading