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A podcast from Paul Miller about how to own technology.

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A podcast from Paul Miller about how to own technology.

    Jesus and Bitcoin

    Jesus and Bitcoin

    Who is J.M. Bush
    @jmbushwrites

    Thank God for Bitcoin

    Christianity 101
    BibleProject

    Romans 15:4

    The Most Important Commandment

    Micah 6:8

    The law was our teacher

    Bitcoin 101
    The Bullish Case for Bitcoin

    We reap what we sow

    Jonathan Blow - Preventing the Collapse of Civilization

    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    Bretton Woods system

    Denial of self

    Christian questions about Bitcoin
    The rich young ruler

    The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil

    Easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle

    Proverbs 30:7-9

    Give to Caesar what is Caesar's

    Zealot

    Vengeance is mine, says the Lord

    New FinCEN rule for Bitcoin custody

    Daniel 6

    Jimmy Song and George Mekhail pod about Thank God for Bitcoin

    You Are What You Love

    God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish

    1 Samuel 22

    The poor you will always have with you

    Is Bitcoin the mark of the beast?
    Revelation 13:11-18

    One more book plug
    Noded 76 with the Authors of Thank God for Bitcoin

    Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption and Redemption of Money


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    • 2 hr 39 min
    Our excellent dystopia with Matt Odell

    Our excellent dystopia with Matt Odell

    Really glad to have Matt Odell as a return guest. Instead of an interview we used this as an opportunity to talk about our wonderful dystopia full of 30 hour battery life, folded proteins, and zero privacy. Enjoy!

    SHOW NOTES

    Apple Silicon

    Mac Mini vs iMac 5K

    Syncing Bitcoin on M1

    Why it's fast

    Community builds of Visual Studio Code

    The Verge's MacBook Air review

    Redox OS with Jeremy Soller

    (I was trying to remember the word "UEFI")

    Apple bricks its own hardware

    Jailbreaking your T2 Mac

    PopOS PopShop

    Your Computer Isn't Yours

    (Matt's right there's no version with 32GB of RAM)

    @bunniestudios - I can't think of anyone better than @marcan42 to be taking on a project like porting Linux to Apple Silicon Macs!
    GrapheneOS

    Chromium OS Verified Boot

    bunnie's Precursor open source mobile hardware

    The Facebook headcrab

    Pod people in Ready Player One

    Protein folding is "solved"

    Matt shames Paul for using TikTok

    The Social Dilemma

    Lex on AlphaFold 2

    What machine learning isn't

    Michael Rectenwald on "The Google Election"

    Edward Snowden

    Signal

    Signal is the Messaging App of the Protests

    Apple bans Bitcoin wallets (in 2014)

    Follow Matt
    mattodell.com

    Matt's laptop

    (My mnemonic is busted, I bought Micro USB cables)


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    Local-first and freeform software with James Long

    Local-first and freeform software with James Long

    In classic podcasting style, I managed to frontload this episode with highly technical questions up front and then we slowly morphed the conversation into a more conceptual what-is-the-future-of-computers sort of thing.

    James is a really wonderful guy from what I've learned over the decade or so I've been following him on Twitter and you should def check out Actual if you're in the market for budgeting software.

    SHOW NOTES
    James Long

    Prettier

    Actual Budget

    Stripe

    Mozilla XUL

    React

    Reason

    rustfmt

    Silicon Valley season three, episode six

    The Local-first software manifesto

    CRDT

    Clarity Money ewwww

    Quantified Self

    Roam


    "I want Roam to be not just a tool for thought, but a tool for computation" @jlongster


    Using CRDTs in the wild

    Jupyter

    Observable

    Literate programming

    Light Table

    A Visual History of Eve: 2014 - 2018

    Microsoft Fluid Framework

    Project Xanadu

    If you have 100 hours to read a million words, check out this Wired piece on Xanadu

    SHOUTOUT Ryan Florence



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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Is tech actually good tho

    Is tech actually good tho

    This is a tough one because I'm fairly undecided. Are we sliding toward an apocalypse? Is too much getting worse to expect anything to get better? Is YouTube actually kind of a great thing? I've been stuck on this long enough that I figured I should just put it out there and let you decide. A lot of different thoughts here but I swear it's all connected.

    Thanks to ZappyCode for buying a fake ad this week!

    SHOW NOTES

    GaryVee still preaches the hustle gospel in the middle of a pandemic

    "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." @pierre_rochard (quoting Einstein)
    The pleasure of walking tall

    YouTube

    Udemy

    Melodics

    Amazon

    Citi Bike

    "How often does the software you use on a daily basis (including web apps etc) succeed at fulfilling it's core purpose, without unreasonable levels of friction?" @masonremaley
    Halo Band


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    • 55 min
    GPT-3

    GPT-3

    No offense to @jayriverlong, but I think his think piece on GPT-3 is kind of dumb: "In a GPT-3 World, Anonymity Prevents Free Speech"

    So I did a whole podcast about it.

    Also check out this book: How Innovation Works


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    • 44 min
    Better won't be easy

    Better won't be easy

    Today's episode is a work-in-progress essay about the role of UX and "ease of use" in tech, with a specific focus on Bitcoin. Here are some links to what I'm talking about in the episode. The full essay will be published on my blog someday. Thank you for your patience.

    Bitcoin Node Q+A

    Bitcoin Governance

    Strike app

    Bitcoin bites the bullet

    Utreexo

    "Don’t make me think" thread


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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

NeoYokel ,

There Is Only One Paul...

Paul Miller’s perspective has always been unique in the tech media sphere. I’ve been listening since we were all babies and wouldn’t miss it.

LDSummer ,

More Matt Odell!!!!!

The Matt Odell episodes are my favorite!

Satstacker ,

Tech Philosopher

Really great show!!

I really appreciate Paul’s unique thought process as he shares his ideas on how we use & relate to computers and software etc and getting down to issues about owning vs being owned by tech.

Also he’s a chill interviewer and really gets his guests to open up in unexpected & surprising ways for some unique and original perspectives.

Always excited to listen to new episodes and feel a little bit enlightened after listening.

Keep em coming Paul!

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