Lgebily Digitized Tiles

Zak and Liz try to figure out how their brains work by reciting the alphabet a few times.

Zak gives a brief history of computer handwriting recognition and tells us his opinions on the ReMarkable Tablet.

Want to meditate but can’t stop thinking about all the stuff you have to do? Zak has just the technique for you.

Zak has a new food goal for this year. The initialism is: ALDAPAIGTBVIAWDIDEAKTOISICHMTT-IGTBALAODBIBIAI year.

Recorded on Jan 2, 2022

Whisper of the Heart – Wikipedia

The Alphabet
Alphabet in alphabetical order – @gray on Twitter
H – BBC
Because Internet – IndieBound
IPA – Wikipedia

Handwriting Recognition
PalmOS Graffiti – Wikipedia
Reading Jumbled Letters – Science Alert
Remarkable
Learning Helm – O’Reilly
GoodNotes

Tile Puzzle of the Mind
Train Cab Videos – YouTube

 

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Problematically Shelled Soy

Zak and Liz talk about the best dairy-free cream cheese that Liz has had the pleasure of spreading onto a bagel.

Zak calls out the cowards at Malk Organics LLC for not standing up to the dairy lobby… oh, and their new oat milk isn’t that good.

Zak describes the Log4Shell exploit and all of the innocuous decisions that lead up to its presence in a large amount of software written in Java.

Recorded on December 22, 2021

Dairy Alternatives
Tofutti Cream Cheese
Malk

Log4Shell – Wikipedia
4K Yule Log – PBS on YouTube
Log4J – Apache
Logging and Monitoring – The New Stack
JNDI – Wikipedia
Java RMI
URLClassLoader
Tomcat BeanFactory – Apache
The Jira Issue
Prepared statement – Wikipedia
Dependabot – GitHub Blog

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Fishily Ratcheting Allegations

Zak and Liz talk about the best chocolate chip cookie in Milwaukee. You can only get them during certain times of year, so make sure to get them while they’re hot.

Zak explains the ‘soup’ model for the genetic testing of Subway™ Tuna™.

Liz rambles about how the Matrix Conversation Standard works. The servers get ratcheted twice, I think.

Recorded on December 5, 2021

Subway Tuna
Episode about Subway Bread – Worrying Bugs
Episode about Subway Tuna – Worrying Bugs
The Big Tuna Sandwich Mystery – The New York Times
Millennials Are Killing Tuna – Wall Street Journal
PCR – Wikipedia
The Seafood List – FDA.gov
Inside Edition investigation on Subway tuna
Subway Tuna Facts – Wayback Machine
Joseph McCarthy – Wikipedia
You’re Wrong About the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case – Overcast.fm
Numpty – Wikitionary

Matrix Conversation Standard
Signal Messenger
Double Ratchet Algorithm – Open Whisper Systems
Secure Key Exchange – Computerphile on YouTube
Snow Crash – IndieBound
Matrix Signal Bridge

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What is this?

Therapeutically Commonplace Desk

Zak and Liz start this episode by talking about the personality disorder of a fictional character. There was probably some context, but it has been lost to time.

Liz has some serious FOMO for Obsidian. If only she had something to write about.

Liz decided that years of research that all says “don’t work where you sleep” couldn’t be talking about her. She tells us why she put her desk in her living room when she has a perfectly good office room.

Recorded on November 21, 2021

Count Olaf’s Antisocial Personality Disorder – Journal of English Language and Literature

Obsidian
The Engineering Notebook – Science & Engineering Fair of Houston
Commonplace Book – Wikipedia
The Memex Method – Cory Doctorow
Obsidian Daily Notes
NaNoWriMo
Sewing Machine Animation – YouTube
Obsidian Forums

New Desk Setup
Shearing – Wikipedia
They Don’t Know I Know This Hack – In The Know
Widdershins
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – APA
Apple Watch Mac Unlock – Apple
Flip Clock Screensaver

Ace of Spades – IndieBound
Open Library
The StoryGraph

Streamlabs OBS Debacle – The Verge

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What is this?

Limitedly Almond Feeds

Zak and Liz try some passible dairy-free alternatives to yogurt and cream cheese. Mouth noises are included.

Liz need to scroll something… anything… so Zak tells us what RSS feed he’s subscribed to.

Liz’s computer ran out of disk space, so she and Zak explore their strategies for managing large files.

Recorded on November 10, 2021

Dairy-Free
As You Know, Bob – TV Tropes
9/11 caused 50 Shades of Grey – AV Club
Language Regulators – Wikipedia
Culina Yogurt
Turtles All The Way Down – Indiebound
Kite Hill Cream Cheese

RSS Feeds
Drafts
NetNewsWire
Dan Luu
Daring Fireball
Faster Than Lime
Furbo by Craig Hockenberry
The Pudding
Certus Stone
Macdrifter
Waxy.org
Pluralistic – Cory Doctorow’s blog
Cool Tools
FreshRSS (self-hosted feed aggregator)

State of the Storage
Backblaze
OmniDiskSweeper
Transport Fever 2
SATA vs PCIe M.2 – Crucial

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What is this?

Openly Borderline Cubes

Zak and Liz talk about the one simple computer skill that could save you 20+ hours per week at your banking job.

Liz figured out how to make her mouse talk to Minecraft correctly. It turns out that all she needed to do was actually read what the people on the forums had to say.

Zak tells us how a DNS butterfly flapped its wings and lead to Facebook employees being physically locked out of the servers.

Recorded on October 24, 2021

Follow Up: Logitech And Minecraft

Border Gateway Protocol

Seeing Like A State – Indiebound

 

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Normally Comprehended Linda

Zak and Liz swear off code forever.

Liz’s yearly theme is being completed to ~43% capacity so far.

Liz gets mad about a single sentence in a 500 page book and says that Kahnemn should’ve just made it into a tweet.

Logitech is intentionally making Liz’s life harder by making software that does not work, basically at all, with her favorite game.

Zak tells us how a DNS butterfly flapped its wings and lead to Facebook employees being physically locked out of the servers.

Recorded on October 10, 2021

Vim

Yearly Theme

Thinking Fast and Slow – Indiebound

Minecraft

Squid Game – Wikipedia

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Journalistically Expedient Pockets

Zak and Liz talk about Zak’s experience with setting up Fastmail. Zak demands features from the developers of an app that he does not pay for then discovers that the feature he wants is already included.

Zak breaks his silence regarding his history with cargo shorts. Listener discretion advised. He also tells us how he manages his left glove in today’s modern society.

Liz wants to journal in every sense of the word. Her new yearly theme focuses on having a conversation with herself through time which isn’t as self-aggrandizing as it may seem.

Recorded on September 26, 2021

Bicycle Zines – Microcosm Publishing

Go Bags

Liz’s Yearly Theme

 

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Spitefully Personal Mail

Zak and Liz talk about Liz having some very healthy and normal feelings about a guy that makes Youtube videos about the block game and Zak rudely pathologizes her with the bible. She continues to double down until it’s not funny anymore.

Liz is trying to get one step closer to living her Tony Stark fantasy life by getting Zak to come up with more things that could be nails for her Jarvis-shaped hammer.

Zak is very upset that Google is reading his emails and making him pay for it. Liz tells us how email actually works and why we should all give up and let Google eat our data. Zak ignores this advice and is considering Fastmail.

Recorded on September 12, 2021

Liz is Toxic (Not Clickbait)

Personal Server

Email

 

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Randomly Meaty Lovers

Zak and Liz invented a new role-playing game in an effort to help Liz figure out her yearly theme.

Recorded on August 29, 2021

Themes

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