Whims That Work
About the Show
Joe Buhlig and Drew Coffman talk about technology and productivity, and how the former plays a role in the latter.
For the Sake of Mental Freedom
February 12th, 2018 | 42 mins 32 secs
Drew gets an office that’s juuuust close enough to the street for a passing ambulance to be featured as this week’s special guest. Joe and Drew share their new time banks, talk time-tracking, and distraction.
Is It Even Good to Have Goals?
January 29th, 2018 | 51 mins 32 secs
The morning routines conversation from the last episode prompts a bit of followup. Drew asks a daunting question: Is it good to have goals? Also: Joe asks Drew about his latest online project.
I Don’t Think Anyone Likes Homework
January 15th, 2018 | 51 mins 28 secs
It’s 2018! How are Joe and Drew spending their mornings? Drew shares about a new upgrade to his analogue game, and Joe asks an interesting question: If you’re a book person, how does it feel to want to share that information with others?
Multiple Fountain Pens, My God
January 1st, 2018 | 25 mins 43 secs
Drew needs Joe’s help. It’s about pens.
All for a Space Gray Keyboard
December 18th, 2017 | 45 mins 24 secs
Right before recording, Drew took a look at his Mac’s desktop. This prompted some discussion. Also, a home automation talk. Joe’s not a fan.
A New Toy
December 3rd, 2017 | 51 mins 48 secs
It’s new iPhone season and Joe and Drew both found themselves upgrading to the X. So, what would a technology podcast be without a discussion about home screens?
Decreasing in Searchability, Increasing in Awesomeness
November 20th, 2017 | 31 mins 22 secs
Joe continues delving into the world of podcasting equipment, Drew continues to delve into the world of paper. More conversation on switching from digital to analog tools, and the many uses of whiteboards.
The Opposite of What I Needed but Exactly What I Wanted
November 6th, 2017 | 50 mins
Joe gets a new podcasting setup. Drew talks about his latest experience working with pen and paper. A book sparks a conversation around the future of reading, note-keeping, and the often-discussed subject of input.
October 23rd, 2017 | 53 mins 59 secs
Joe isn’t the biggest fan of Halloween. Drew finally sees the light. The two talk about paper versus digital, RSS versus Twitter, and using social networks instead of being used by them.
I’m Going to Have a Problem Tomorrow Because I’m Saying This Now
October 9th, 2017
59 mins 2 secs
Drew went on a cruise, and worked at sea. Joe did NOT enjoy the redesign of a certain productivity app. The two share computer horror stories (though one of them has frustratingly never had any real problems), and Joe reveals a major new 'experiment'.
Can’t You Just Say What the ‘Content’ Is??
September 25th, 2017 | 45 mins 20 secs
Drew thinks “content” is a dirty word. Joe thinks giving two hours every week to pondering questions seems like a whole lot of time. Also, more conversation on space for silence.
It’s All Hacked Together
September 11th, 2017 | 44 mins 2 secs
Bread followup! Ulysses. Workflows, Launch Center Pro, URL schemes, and the very different ways that Drew and Joe view these tools.
August 21st, 2017 | 50 mins 37 secs
Ulysses and the subscription model for apps. Medium versus Jekyll. Also, Joe bakes some sourdough bread.
I Could Just Do It for 10,000
August 7th, 2017 | 49 mins 58 secs
Joe and Drew talk about working from home, freelancing, and keeping your own schedule. Also of note: A new package from Joe’s secret admirer.