Posts Tagged “systematic”

  • The Systematic Casting Call is back!

    The Systematic casting call is open for submissions! Here's the TLDR: I'm looking for new podcast guests for Systematic and you can submit an intro to the Audiodrop. More details at the end, but here's some backstory.…

  • Meanwhile, on Systematic

    I haven't written about every episode of Systematic (or Overtired) for a long time. I really should, as there have been a slew of great guests in recent episodes. From Lex Friedman to a return appearance from Merlin Mann, a very interesting conversation with Belle Beth Cooper of Exist, and a supercut of the amazing John Roderick series.…

  • Systematic 125 with Merlin Mann

    In case you missed it, Systematic was host once again to Merlin Mann this week for episode 125. I always love talking to Merlin.…

  • "The Origin of John Roderick" Systematic Special

    Just in time for Christmas and maybe for your long drive home, we put together the epic tale that John Roderick shared on Systematic over four episodes into one, uninterrupted story. He's an amazing story teller, and it's a story that delves in to, in my opinion, the point of our existence and pursuit of dreams.…

  • In preparation for the new Systematic

    The ESN.fm relaunch of Systematic is almost ready. The first episode on the new network should be live next week.…

  • Systematic and Overtired are moving!

    I'm headed to surgery in a few minutes here, but wanted to be part of the big announcement. Systematic and Overtired have found new homes at the Electric Shadow Network.…

  • Systematic 105 and Overtired 5

    Kevin Rothermel works in advertising and digital strategies. He came by to talk about "viral" marketing, Facebook advertising, emotional purchasing decisions, and standing desks, among a variety of other topics. It was a great conversation, and I'd like to offer a big thanks to Kevin for making the time. Check out the episode at 5by5!…

  • Systematic 102 with Brian Alvey

    I met Brian Alvey at WWDC this year and had a great chat with him over drinks. Given that he built the CMS platform that I spent a few years working on over at AOL, it was surprising we'd never crossed paths before.…

  • Systematic 101 with Jordan Cooper

    I was joined this week by Jordan Cooper. He's a comedian, web marketer and general internet guy. I had mentioned in episode 100 with Merlin Mann that I'd played a show at a venue called The Temple in Brooklyn, and it turned out that Jordan was the one who booked that show. Small world.…

  • Recap: Jun 11th, 2014

    Sponsor: Doxie Portable Scanners (Jun 5th) : A big thanks to Doxie and their line of amazing portable scanners for sponsoring BrettTerpstra.com this week.…

  • Systematic 100 with Merlin Mann

    Episode 100! I was joined by Merlin Mann-about-town for this anniversary episode. It was a great talk about WWDC and Apple, sleep habits and some fun top picks. Don't take my word for it, go check out the show at 5by5!…

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  • Systematic 98 with Brett Kelly

    I had a great time talking with Brett Kelly (@inkedmn) this week. He's recently gone independent, so it was another great chance for me to bounce some ideas about my own new work life off someone in the same boat (and maybe even offer some advice...).…

  • Systematic 97 with Phillip Broughton

    This week's episode was with the lively Phillip Broughton, the health physicist from UC Berkely who brought us Black Blood of the Earth, the cold-pressed and ultra-caffeinated coffee mentioned on a couple of previous episodes.…

  • Systematic 96 with Matthew Ward

    Matthew Ward writes reviews of audio listening equipment for Macworld and TechHive. He knows his stuff. What I found most interesting was his ability --- despite being an "audiophile" --- to look beyond price and find true quality in inexpensive products. I could stand to learn a thing or two about that.…

  • Systematic 95 with Robert McGinley Myers

    This week was another fun episode of Systematic with a guest I met through the AudioDrop. Robert McGinley Myers chatted with me about anxiety, and how to conquer it. It was a great chat, and I learned a few new things. Be sure to catch Robert's followup post.…

  • Systematic 94 with David Chartier

    David Chartier joined me this week on Systematic to talk about blue icons, dealing with work overload and more. It was a great conversation with someone I've known for years but haven't talked to nearly enough.…

  • Systematic 93 with Alex Enkerli

    I didn't know what ethnography was until I chatted with Alex Enkerli on this week's episode of Systematic. It's a topic I now find fascinating, and one that would have served me well when I was more focused on UX design. We talk about technology appropriation, understanding users and the fact that users innovate products, and not vice versa.…

  • Systematic 92 with Ryan Irelan

    I knew I liked Ryan Irelan from watching his videos and some brief contact around the internet, but I didn't expect to enjoy talking to him as much as I did on Systematic episode 92.…

  • Systematic 91 with Br. Gabriel Mosher

    I got to meet Brother Gabriel Mosher at Macworld this year. It wasn't the first time we'd crossed paths, but it was the first time we actually got to talk. He's a Dominican friar living in the Bay area, and he's putting technology to use in the priory in intriguing ways.…

  • Systematic 90 with Zachary Kain

    I had a great time discussing ADHD and non-medication ways to handle it with Zachary Kain. As part of it, we dove into "quantified self" tools for tracking and being more mindful of our habits and responsibilities.…

  • Systematic 87 with David Duval

    It was fun talking with David Duval on this week's Systematic. He's a university professor who's worked in both New Zealand and Canada. We talked about picking up and moving to new countries, life in New Zealand and technology in higher education and distance learning.…

  • Systematic 86 with Nick Honko

    I was joined on Systematic this week by Nick Honko, a med student with a background in tech. He's been to 30+ countries in his lifetime and we talked about travel and travel tips, as well as a dive into study habits and tricks.…

  • Systematic 83 with Dave Seah

    I had a great chat with Dave Seah this week. He's the inventor of the Printable CEO and a bunch of other great stuff. He's a creative guy working to make it on his own by turning his ideas into marketable products. It was an excellent conversation and I'm really glad I got to meet him.…

  • Systematic 78 with Jeff Severns Guntzel

    I haven't been posting about every episode of Systematic for a while now. I've had some amazing guests lately, and if you're behind on the show you should definitely catch up! This week's guest, Jeff Severns Guntzel, is a journalist out of Minneapolis, MN, and the conversation was so much fun I had to add a pointer to it. I think you'll enjoy it.…

  • Systematic 75 with Jose de Pierola

    I had a great conversation with Jose de Pierola on Systematic this week. He's a writer these days, but he began working in tech back in the 80s, followed by a period of studying the humanities and eschewing technology, and finally incorporating tech into his workflow in intrugiung and exciting ways.…

  • Thanksgiving update: Systematic casting call

    I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed the last week as all kinds of Systematic casting call responses have come in. Listening to people of all ages from all around the world has been making me cheerful in a way I can't fully explain. Thanks to everyone who's brightened my week. I'll be starting to contact some of you this week to talk about scheduling.…

  • Casting Call: Systematic Audition

    This might be a cockamamy scheme, but I'm taking auditions for an upcoming Systematic guest. I'm looking for people who:…

  • Systematic 71 with David Sparks

    I was joined this week by my buddy David Sparks (MacSparky) to talk about his new email field guide. I showed my typical-of-late lack of preparation and our conversation digressed into a few completely unrelated -- albeit interesting -- zones.…

  • Systematic 70 with Jamie Phelps

    I had the pleasure of interviewing my buddy Jamie Phelps, a.k.a. jxpx777 on Systematic this week. The conversation covered magic, education, home entertainment and a wide variety of other topics. We even dug into our favorite text editor themes, just in case you're nerdy enough to care.…

  • Systematic 67 with Dan Peterson

    It was fun to connect with old friend and former co-worker Dan Peterson on this week's Systematic. Dan's the lead designer for AgileBits, makers of 1Password. We talked about the new release of 1Password 4 for Mac, iOS design, tattoos and procrastination of all kinds.…

  • Systematic 66 with Tim Stevens

    I had Tim Stevens, former Editor in Chief of Engadget and currently an Editor at Large for CNET, as this week's guest on Systematic. Tim and I have known each other for a while and worked together while he was at Engadget. He's a great journalist and an even better human being.…

  • Systematic 65 with Merlin Mann

    We talked about drugs (legal ones), nerd tips, and exercise, among myriad tangential topics. The top picks were, as always, one of my favorite parts of the show, and Merlin had some great ones to share.…

  • Systematic 64 with Evelyn Jean Pine

    It was a lot of fun talking to Evelyn Jean Pine on today's Systematic. She's not your typical podcast guest, which I always enjoy. Evelyn is a playwright in San Francisco, with a new play centering around Bill Gates and the birth of the personal computer opening soon. We talked about the play, the writing tools and processes, and Quakers, oddly enough.…

  • Systematic 63 with Keith Blount

    I was joined by Keith Blount this week for a discussion about coding, writing and how a developer picks features for their app. Keith is the author of Scrivener for Mac and Windows, an app designed by a writer, for writers. If you write and you haven't tried it, it's worth every dollar.…

  • Systematic 62 with Ellen Hinton

    I had the great pleasure of being joined this week by Ellen Hinton, also known as "Ellen Once Again." She's a recording artist with a soulful, upbeat sound and a history of combining technology and traditional music to create some great tracks.…

  • Systematic 61 with Craig Scott

    This week I had the pleasure of hosting Craig Scott, the indie developer behind iThoughts, iThoughtsHD, iThoughtsX, makeSlides and makeDoc. We dove into development talk, chatted about the App Store and conversed about our favorite software in the Top 3 Picks.…

  • Systematic 59 with Gil Hova

    I got the chance to talk to Gil Hova, a programmer-cum-board game designer. We dive into the psychology of board games and board game design. It was enlightening for me, and brought up a lot of concepts I hadn't thought about before.…

  • Systematic 57 with Dr. Drang

    I had a truly great time getting to know "Dr. Drang" this week on Systematic. He may be a wee bit older than me, but I found a lot that we have in common. Kindred spirits, if you will.…

  • Systematic 56 with Wesley Terpstra

    I had the pleasure of hosting another Terpstra on today's Systematic. My brother, Wesley, is an artist, teacher, student, husband and father, and he's pretty darn good at all of them. We talked about everything from perception to introversion, plus some discussion of heavy metal in its many varieties. Good times.…

  • Systematic 55 with Erik Sagen

    My friend and co-worker Erik Sagen was this week's guest on Systematic. It was one of the most random and twisting conversation I've ever recorded, but there were some gems that came out of it. Above all, I got to use a line from Saved. That was almost as much fun as slipping a line from Rushmore in when my wife was on.…

  • Systematic 54 with Victor Agreda Jr.

    Victor Agreda Jr., Editor in Chief of The Unofficial Apple Weblog and an old friend of mine, guests this week to talk about his pursuits in comedy and magic, as well as the daily grind of Apple reporting and a broad array of tangents which were, as usual, my own fault. For the most part, anyway.…

  • Systematic 53 with Jim Trouten

    I invited a local musician named Jim Trouten onto Systematic this week. I've known Jim for quite a while and it was great to chat about music, touring, "townies" and some fun top picks.…

  • Systematic 52 with Robert Palmer

    No, not that Robert Palmer. He's dead. This one is still alive and doing awesome web and print design work.…

  • Systematic 51 with Nick Sousanis

    I was overtired and feeling a bit sick, but talking with Nick Sousanis today perked me right up. He's completing a dissertation at Columbia entirely as a comic book, and is as interesting as you would expect someone attempting that to be.…

  • Systematic 50 with John Gruber

    It was great to have John Gruber join Systematic for today's episode. We talked Vesper, of course, but also got into the origins of Markdown, editing excess verbosity and some great picks for the home.…

  • Systematic #49 with TJ Luoma

    I had the pleasure of chatting with TJ Luoma this week on Systematic. We've known each other for quite some time now, but this is the first time we've ever spoken. It was a lot of fun.…

  • Systematic 48 with Aditi Terpstra

    I had the great pleasure of talking with my wife, Aditi Terpstra, on this week's Systematic. We talked about animal behavior, dogs and other stuff that she knows like nobody else.…

  • Systematic 47 - Nerdfest with Fletcher Penney

    I'm just full of news this morning. Systematic 47 is live with my guest Fletcher Penney. Fletcher, in addition to his medical career, is the creator of MultiMarkdown and MultiMarkdown Composer.…

  • Systematic 46 with Fred Cheng

    Fred Cheng, co-founder of Simperium (recently acquired by Automattic), joined me to talk about the history of Simplenote, working from coffeehouses and our (pretty nerdy) top picks of the week.…

  • Systematic 45 with Moises Chiullan

    I broadcast Systematic live on Monday this week, but if you missed it you can find it in the usual spot on 5by5.…

  • Systematic 44 with Carla White

    I'm late posting this. The episode went up on time (Tuesday), but the post about the episode is... behind schedule. Carla White was a great guest, and we had a high-energy talk about how a non-developer can take an app idea from start to finish and put quality apps out on the app store.…

  • Systematic 43 with Stu Maschwitz

    I had a great time getting to know Stu Maschwitz today. He's a filmmaker with an impressive list of credits, and also the creator of a new plain-text screenwriting app called Slugline.…

  • Systematic 42 with Dan Frakes

    Thanks to Dan Frakes of Macworld for joining me this week on Systematic. We talk about the life of a reviewer, the universe of an editor and everything about our top three picks. That's right, it's episode 42.…

  • Systematic 41 with Collin Donnell

    I hosted a chat with Pinbook developer Collin Donnell for Systematic #41. It was a great conversation, despite my "condition." (I had an engagement directly before the podcast which involved some imbibing).…

  • Systematic Episode 40 with Myke Hurley

    A big thanks to Myke Hurley, founder of the 70Decibels podcast network, for joining me on this week's Systematic.…

  • Systematic 39 with Christopher Gamblee-Wallendjack

    My planned guest for episode 39 had to cancel at the last minute. I decided to take the opportunity to find a guest I'd never heard of and see how things went.…

  • Systematic #38 with Patrick Rhone

    It was my pleasure to host Patrick Rhone (minimalmac.com, Enough and more) on Systematic episode 38. We talked about physical and mental challenges, career paths and eventually got around to "unconscious computing," the fascinating topic surrounding things like the FitBit and Google Glass.…

  • Systematic #37 with Jonathan Snook

    I was extremely happy to host Jonathan Snook (a.k.a. "Snook") on Systematic today. I've been following his work for over a decade, and it was great to chat with him about career paths, using Github as a portfolio and some great top picks for web developers (and Archer fans).…

  • Systematic #35 with Rob Corddry

    That's right. Rob Corddry. He's was --- in my opinion --- one of the best correspondents the Daily Show ever had, and he's since done some amazing work. Did you ever see Hot Tub Time Machine? You really should.…

  • Systematic #34: Brainstorming with George Browning

    A big thanks to George Browning of Zengobi Software for joining me this week on Systematic. The creator of Curio talked brainstorming with me (collaborative and personal) and shared some great top picks.…

  • Systematic #33 with Merlin Mann

    I had the pleasure of hosting Merlin Mann for a second time this week. The topic was "failing gracefully," and the conversation was surprisingly on-point. Suprising for me, not for Merlin. He's a pro.…

  • Systematic #32 with Daniel Jalkut

    Systematic #32 just went live. I was joined by Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater software for a conversation about MarsEdit, productivity and some great picks of the week.…

  • Systematic #31 - Jason Rehmus

    Jason Rehmus, freelance editor and writer, joined me this week to talk about --- among other things --- his own story of changing his own life on his own terms. It's a great example of the "Midwest work ethic." I know, people everywhere work hard, but us upper-Midwest folk take pride in the reputation. I can't explain it.…

  • Every last Systematic show link

    I've done 30 episodes of Systematic now. Every week I goad my guests into sharing their "Top 3 Picks." It's usually software (kind of my thing), but it can be just about anything. After so many episodes I began to realize that I had no way to give guests advance warning as to what had been mentioned recently. I needed a list of every link ever mentioned on the show, all in one searchable page.…

  • Systematic #30 with John August

    I was joined this week by John August, the screenwriter behind Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, Big Fish and a dozen other great films. He's also one of the masterminds behind the Fountain plain-text scriptwriting syntax and the upcoming app Highland which can convert Fountain syntax to a variety of output formats (including FDX).…

  • Systematic #29, please drink responsibly

    Systematic #29 was posted earlier today, including interviews with Victor Agreda Jr., Michael Schechter and Fletcher MultiMarkdown Penney, M.D.. It consists of off-the-cuff chats during my week at Macworld and is to be taken lightly and with a sense of humor. Hope you enjoy it.…

  • Systematic #28: Jean MacDonald

    Jean MacDonald joined me this week on Systematic to talk about girls with guitars, girls building apps and Markdown for the masses. TextExpander talk ensued, of course, as well as the always-fun Top 3 picks of the week from both of us.…

  • Systematic #27 with Mike Rohde

    This week's guest on Systematic was Mike Rohde of SketchNotes fame. I had a chance to see him at work during An Event Apart Minneapolis, so it was fun to get a chance to talk about the origins and techniques behind the methods. If you're not sure what sketchnoting is, check out Sketchnote Army and Mike's book on the subject. Hint: use coupon code "SKETCHNOTE" for a bargain.…

  • Systematic Episode 26 with Howard Buddin

    It was great to have Howard Buddin, Ph.D. back on the show this week. We continued our discussion of the human brain with conversations about memory loss, common disorders and the perceived rise of autism.…

  • Systematic #25 with Federico Viticci

    Happy New Year's Eve! Since I'm certain you were wondering what you were going to do with that day off tomorrow, Systematic is out a day early this week to make sure your Podcast playlist is stocked.…

  • Systematic #24 with Jesse Grosjean

    Well, my incredibly late Christmas episode of Systematic is up. It features an interview with Jesse Grosjean, the mad text genius behind TaskPaper, WriteRoom, PlainText and FoldingText. What more do I need to say?…

  • Systematic #23 - Jim Dalrymple

    Jim Dalrymple (The Beard) of The Loop and Amplified joined me this week to talk about the serious business of rock and roll, party planning and great apps, with only a small diversion down gun control avenue.…

  • Systematic #22 with J.S. Carenza III

    The "J" stands for Joseph, he goes by Joey, and he's currently the Road Manager for Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas World Tour. He's been on the road for a long, long time now, and it was really interesting to grill him on the years-long path that led to his present employment.…

  • Systematic #21, Howard Buddin

    I finally got to hear from a guest who knows their stuff when it comes to the human mind. Howard Buddin joined me on Systematic this week to talk about memory, the brain and, of course, some top picks of the week (which happen to be geared toward the research community). It was a great conversation. I had to edit a few minutes out just for time, but Howard has promised to come back and continue the conversation so we can cover all of the things I wish we had time to cover in this episode. Check…

  • Systematic #20 with David Wain

    The latest Systematic is up, and I'm very honored to have David Wain as a guest. His body of work as a writer, director and actor is immense, and he's been a part of some of my favorite sketch comedy groups from Stella to The State, movies and currently writes for and occasionally appears in Children's Hospital.…

  • Systematic #19 with Josh Helfferich

    Josh Helfferich, previously of TUAW and now directing music videos in LA, joined me on Systematic this week to talk about technological advancements in long distance relationships, how much we both dislike Windows and possibly find a wrinkle in time.…

  • Systematic #18 with Chris Blanchard

    I'm a little late posting this, but hey, it's been a very busy day. I decided to cast the Systematic net a little wider this week, stepping out of straight tech and into organic farming. It's about as far from the typical tech job as you can imagine: all mud and sweat, and only the occasional smartphone. My guest Chris Blanchard of Flying Rutabaga Works brings GTD and tech to other farmers. It's awesome.…

  • Systematic #17 with Kristian Carter

    Systematic episode 17 is live. I was joined by Kristian Carter, a freelance technologist and copywriter out of London, U.K. It was a fun chat about iPad minis, social networking and a tangent that ends up comparing P90X to a religion. Or maybe a cult. Entirely my fault.…

  • Systematic #16 with David Sparks

    David Sparks was kind enough to fill in on short notice for today's episode, and we had a great talk about time management, stress (or lack of), Markdown note-taking and more. The top three picks for the week were, as always, a blast and I think everyone will find something useful in there.…

  • Systematic #15, Dave Caolo

    I seriously enjoyed talking with Dave Caolo of TUAW, 52 Tiger and the Home Work podcast this week on Systematic. So much so, in fact, that I had to edit out almost 40 extra minutes. I only cut out parts where we discussed the drinking habits of various nationalities and other things that might just be better not put on the air. Hopefully I didn't break any continuity.…

  • Systematic Episode 14 with Christina Warren

    I had the pleasure of hosting Christina Warren for this week's episode of Systematic. We chatted about blogging, the future of film and television and, of course, Halloween costumes.…

  • Systematic #13 with Todd Mundt

    Todd Mundt, editorial director of digital services at NPR, joined me for Systematic Episode 13. We had a lively discussion about memory, interests vs. skills, note-taking, and the usual excellent picks-of-the-week.…

  • Systematic #12 with Ashley Esqueda, plus Read & Trust October issue

    I'm pleased to announce that Systematic Episode 12 is up and out. My guest this week was the illustrious Ashley Esqueda of Techfoolery, Geek Evolution and more red carpet reporting appearances than I can list. We talk about reporting tech, women in tech and some awesome picks-of-the-week.…

  • Systematic Episode 11 with Stephen Hackett

    Despite having a horrible time with Skype last night while talking to Stephen Hackett, I managed to pull together a podcast from the good parts. 3-4 second delays when talking lead to really uncomfortable responses...…

  • Systematic Episode 10 with Shawn Blanc

    I had to shuffle some schedules around and ended up with a blank spot for this week. Blogger, father and black belt Shawn Blanc was gracious enough to take the spot on short notice, and I think the episode turned out great.…

  • Systematic Episode 9 with Gabe Weatherhead

    Systematic Episode 9 was just posted. Gabe Weatherhead (@macdrifter) just went up. I talked with Gabe about static blogging, using our own blogs as a personal reference library and lots of Markdown talk. The top app picks for the week were fun, and if you're any sort of nerd you'll probably find something you like in there!…

  • Systematic Episode 8 with Brett Kelly

    I got a chance to chat with Brett Kelly for this episode. We talked about Evernote, and Omnifocus, and some discussion about spousal approval of our musical tastes. We kept it to an hour, so good on us.…

  • Systematic Episode 7 with Michael Schechter

    I didn't sleep much this week, and I thought that I was going to do a horrible job of talking with Michael Schechter for today's episode of Systematic. Somehow, he made it work, and we had a great conversation about ADHD, Tesla, Apple & Twitter and more ADHD.…

  • Systematic Episode 6 with Merlin Mann

    I had the pleasure of hosting Merlin Mann for episode #6 of Systematic. Advance warning, it's longer than an hour. You'll live though, and it's my sincerest hope that you have a good time doing it.…

  • Systematic Episode 4 with the Day One crew

    I got to talk with Paul and Ben---creators, designers and developers of Day One---for this episode of Systematic. We talked about Day One, of course, and about design motivation, creativity in coding and how working within confines is a freeing experience.…

  • Systematic Episode 3

    Episode 3 of my podcast, Systematic, is up on 5by5 now. I was ill and trying to get one in before I lost my voice (which I did), but the cold medicine left me a wee bit scattered. Hopefully my edits pulled the coherent parts together...…

  • Systematic Episode 2 with Mike Rose

    Yes, I've been horrible about posting for the last week or two. I made you a podcast, though, with the help of Mike Rose (@MikeTRose). We discuss Retina displays, improv and delve into areas of psychology where neither of us should probably be delving... but it's all for the greater good.…

  • Systematic is go

    Systematic--my new podcast on 5by5--launched today. The first episode (with Mike Schramm) was recorded a couple of weeks ago, but was a little delayed in making it live. It's up now, and I'll be putting up new episodes on Tuesdays from here on out. I'd love any feedback, ideas or angry letters. You can leave comments here or contact me directly if you have something to say!…