Cortex

Cortex 18: King in a Castle

 

  hello uh-huh so much just work you up so [TS]

  i have completed so far only half of a [TS]

  journey to becoming them in euro truck [TS]

  simulator [TS]

  uh-huh i played maybe I don't know for [TS]

  like half an hour or something like that [TS]

  after our first conversation about it [TS]

  hasn't come back to it yet but I plan to [TS]

  it's a super interesting game it's so [TS]

  with you see what i mean it's it's not [TS]

  exactly a games not a game it's it's a [TS]

  thing that you can do on the computer [TS]

  which is game like but it isn't really a [TS]

  game you want another way that I know [TS]

  that this isn't a game how when I [TS]

  started playing it I ran straight for a [TS]

  red light because i was playing it like [TS]

  Grand Theft water [TS]

  I was just like drive it was like all no [TS]

  wait there are the rules i have to [TS]

  observe which are real-world rules this [TS]

  isn't a game anymore when I i was [TS]

  showing my wife euro truck simulator the [TS]

  very first time it's like okay I have to [TS]

  pull out of this garage and drive down [TS]

  the street and I turn the corner and [TS]

  there's a red light and I stopped for a [TS]

  red light and her opinion was you have [TS]

  to see you have to stop for red lights [TS]

  in this virtual world and then she [TS]

  looking around realizing that there's [TS]

  also cars here it's like there's traffic [TS]

  that was it right it's like nope not [TS]

  interested in what this is the thing I [TS]

  was like all this game is super calming [TS]

  until I look at the GPS realize there's [TS]

  a turn coming up so we have to take the [TS]

  time and then kill 20 people such as [TS]

  this isn't common at all we talk about [TS]

  kill 20 people there's this is a [TS]

  depopulated universe there's no people [TS]

  on the sides of the roads a line of cars [TS]

  i nearly careered into yeah you can [TS]

  career into other cars but they're fine [TS]

  what happens if you do crash into [TS]

  somebody the worst that happens is that [TS]

  you end up flipping the truck you not [TS]

  you haven't flipped the truck and have [TS]

  you love what you to flip the public can [TS]

  just if you try to take two sharp of [TS]

  just like in real life Mike just like in [TS]

  real life if you try to take two sharp [TS]

  of a turn you can flip your truck and [TS]

  then the only thing that happens really [TS]

  is that you have to call this little [TS]

  button which says press e to call [TS]

  emergency services but really all that [TS]

  happens is they tell you to the nearest [TS]

  town and [TS]

  you lose a bunch of time and you have to [TS]

  pay a bunch of money in fines but even [TS]

  then it's like okay just you know start [TS]

  driving again hopefully you are late [TS]

  with your delivery [TS]

  the truck is surely damaged beyond [TS]

  repair at that point that you have to [TS]

  pay a bunch of repairs that's you know [TS]

  just a bunch of money that you lose you [TS]

  know it's not about that Mike it's about [TS]

  driving across virtual Germany that's [TS]

  what the game is because you've just put [TS]

  out a video very recently which are [TS]

  going to talk about a little later on [TS]

  i'm assuming that right now you're in [TS]

  post video video game mode [TS]

  yeah normally I would be and and frankly [TS]

  I really should be because I i am in no [TS]

  mental state to do anything not even [TS]

  record this very podcast that we're [TS]

  doing right now here we shouldn't be [TS]

  doing this because for reasons we might [TS]

  get to I'm really out of my mind at the [TS]

  moment but unfortunately i have just a [TS]

  bunch of administrative work that I [TS]

  really have to catch up on before a [TS]

  certain deadline and so i'm actually [TS]

  still doing regular work now so i'm not [TS]

  i'm not in my normal glorious i'm going [TS]

  to take a few days off and just play [TS]

  some games mode i'm still in working [TS]

  mode but it's like a work light mode for [TS]

  the next couple days but i would i would [TS]

  genuinely be i would genuinely much [TS]

  rather be driving a truck right now is [TS]

  that the game that you will be playing [TS]

  like because obviously this this time [TS]

  this video game time will come soonish i [TS]

  guess yeah i think your truck simulator [TS]

  is all that I would be mentally capable [TS]

  of right now that's the head that's why [TS]

  that game is attracting me it's not like [TS]

  oh you know prison architect or rimworld [TS]

  or any of these various games like you [TS]

  know whether all too complicated I all I [TS]

  can handle right now is a truck that's [TS]

  all i could do you have a plate goat [TS]

  simulator know it looks really dumb [TS]

  it's a well ok it's damas euro truck [TS]

  simulator gray you know your truck [TS]

  simulator is not dumb and I will not [TS]

  stand for you saying that it is done [TS]

  ok what goes simulator I've been playing [TS]

  this right because I came to the [TS]

  realization i bought an apple TV right [TS]

  and i bought the controller the [TS]

  Bluetooth controller and then realized [TS]

  that the Bluetooth controller can play [TS]

  games on my iPad so i've been using up [TS]

  in place and [TS]

  my ipad attitude control on one of them [TS]

  is goat simulator [TS]

  wait a second wait a second backup I'm [TS]

  going back out when you say the [TS]

  Bluetooth controller you don't mean the [TS]

  apple remote right [TS]

  you mean something else no I pulled the [TS]

  one that they're promoting like a [TS]

  gamepad is called nimbus steal something [TS]

  like that so I'm not Apple once they [TS]

  have been told the press shots like [TS]

  here's a bunch of control that we [TS]

  recommend that you buy basically I'm I'm [TS]

  unaware of this you have a link to see [TS]

  what looks like if you just go to hang [TS]

  on i'm i'm bringing up it like in the [TS]

  time it takes me to get the link like [TS]

  you could just go to apple.com and click [TS]

  tv my searching for Nimbus controller [TS]

  that's what I'm doing nimbus steel just [TS]

  it just gives me Mom where am I Mike why [TS]

  isn't there just the link job it's this [TS]

  one dealing with today i have like a [TS]

  baby great i'm taking care of this is [TS]

  exactly what you're dealing on right [TS]

  ok he go this is the one where is that [TS]

  where are you sending this is on skype i [TS]

  sent you know I message I message [TS]

  ok all right ok so that that's that's [TS]

  what I just wondering i happen to just [TS]

  moments before we started recording the [TS]

  podcast I got a delivery of my steam [TS]

  controller which i'm curious to try out [TS]

  but i have a chance to even open the box [TS]

  yet that's interesting i grew up in the [TS]

  console world of Super Nintendo 'he's [TS]

  and Nintendo's so those were the last [TS]

  controllers that I ever used and for me [TS]

  the time that the n64 came around which [TS]

  was the first like 3d dual-stick or [TS]

  actually single stick controller [TS]

  universe came by i never really played [TS]

  much n64 so I never really had much [TS]

  experience with these kind of stick [TS]

  controllers because by that point I [TS]

  transitioned to the pc as all superior [TS]

  players do and i've been using mice and [TS]

  keyboard for gaming for forever but i [TS]

  did order the steam controller so I was [TS]

  kind of curious about how it works but [TS]

  so you're telling me this thing that you [TS]

  got you can connect it over bluetooth to [TS]

  your iPad and then just like set your [TS]

  ipad up on the stand and play some games [TS]

  yes it's interesting that's interesting [TS]

  yeah it makes a client interesting just [TS]

  like portable game machine and more and [TS]

  more games are [TS]

  having this type of support because the [TS]

  developers to build it into the game but [TS]

  it's happening more and more and I yeah [TS]

  I've been enjoying goat simulator [TS]

  because it's kind of mindless it's just [TS]

  stupid [TS]

  right you are a goat and you are running [TS]

  around and headline things and then [TS]

  things explode and there are so many [TS]

  glitches in this game because it's [TS]

  basically the whole game is just built [TS]

  like literal version of the Unreal [TS]

  Engine get the impression that i have [TS]

  gotten from various people talking about [TS]

  it is that this is it's almost like it's [TS]

  almost like the same phenomenon is [TS]

  flappy bird where the game is just [TS]

  terrible but that's part of the fun [TS]

  yeah it's just awful think they kind of [TS]

  built a physics engine put a go in it [TS]

  and like shipped it but they really kind [TS]

  of embraced that right there and that [TS]

  the company has a lot of fun with it so [TS]

  i like i like they're kind of the way [TS]

  that they go about things and so I [TS]

  played a bit goat simulator and it's [TS]

  just become a nice way for me to spend [TS]

  like 10 minutes just running around us [TS]

  the goat and like head button stuff and [TS]

  trying to find a little because these [TS]

  little goals and objectives that you can [TS]

  that you can do and then they unlock [TS]

  different types of goats that you can [TS]

  play as I ok here we go here's here's [TS]

  where the mechanics going ok yeah so I [TS]

  have spider goat right who can stick to [TS]

  walls for example as you would expect [TS]

  I don't know what that gets me but it [TS]

  just happens like no I have it all [TS]

  there's like fancy goat which is a [TS]

  penguin penguin is not a fancy go well [TS]

  but he's wearing a tuxedo right like [TS]

  it's not actually but the penguin right [TS]

  he's very effective leader for the fancy [TS]

  penguin I i really want you to try good [TS]

  simulator I I would just love to know if [TS]

  your brain could could kind of reconcile [TS]

  with this game i guess i've seen some [TS]

  reviews of this and I've heard that [TS]

  people talk about this does not is holds [TS]

  no attraction for me but I know maybe [TS]

  maybe maybe for your benefit i will give [TS]

  it a try later on and see your fire CF [TS]

  goat simulator is entertaining but it [TS]

  doesn't this seem to hold almost no [TS]

  attraction for me it might be an [TS]

  interesting game to test out with [TS]

  Justine control of their I don't know [TS]

  oh yeah I guess is i guess it on steam [TS]

  yeah yeah I got open that up i gotta [TS]

  haven't even haven't even touched it [TS]

  didn't have time I [TS]

  I don't know anybody that owns one of [TS]

  those i'm interested that you built that [TS]

  I got it totally as a curiosity [TS]

  yeah i was interested and I I figured [TS]

  actually by the shipping shipping date [TS]

  would be around the time when in theory [TS]

  i would be playing video games after the [TS]

  next video went up but sadly that's not [TS]

  actually the case so I just thought it [TS]

  would be something fun to try and in no [TS]

  small part this is also just a curiosity [TS]

  that is related to various RSI issues [TS]

  because i'm aware like oh if I'm always [TS]

  playing games on my computer and I also [TS]

  always work on my computer it might be [TS]

  good too because as we discussed on the [TS]

  show before I like to rotate input [TS]

  devices just normally even whenever I'm [TS]

  working like sometimes i use the [TS]

  trackpad sometimes i use the pen [TS]

  sometimes i use a regular Mouse [TS]

  sometimes i use a trackball and I [TS]

  thought okay if I can for the times that [TS]

  I do play games rotate in and extra [TS]

  controller like this might help even [TS]

  further like it's one more different way [TS]

  to send information to the computer so [TS]

  i'll be curious to see how it turns out [TS]

  it might be terrible but I think it's [TS]

  worth trying [TS]

  yeah if I ever play steam games and [TS]

  controller i actually connect my [TS]

  playstation 4 controller that's easy to [TS]

  do with the mac new right which is great [TS]

  yeah but this is because your console [TS]

  peasant and you have consoles all over [TS]

  the place [TS]

  it's funny how you say that when like [TS]

  most major studios just ignore the pc [TS]

  now and just put out games the election [TS]

  currently buggy like isn't this the [TS]

  whole isn't this the whole joke between [TS]

  the console peasant pcmasterrace radio [TS]

  it's like a fake fight it's not real [TS]

  I don't think anybody's really into this [TS]

  everybody just loves to pretend all [TS]

  there are some people that are super [TS]

  into it i mean this is the thing when a [TS]

  when a group gets large enough there's [TS]

  always a crazy person who's not in on [TS]

  the joke right and so there will be some [TS]

  people who take it seriously but i don't [TS]

  i don't know anybody who actually does [TS]

  take it seriously [TS]

  so you mentioning changing input devices [TS]

  right has reminded me about the wacom [TS]

  because we spoke about this a long time [TS]

  ago and I picked up a wacom by your [TS]

  suggestion [TS]

  yeah you mean you have a wacom pen [TS]

  tablet yeah i think i have the insurers [TS]

  I'm gonna say one of those them yet they [TS]

  haven't they have a million of them its [TS]

  basic it's a pretty simple one [TS]

  I have i'll put a link in the show notes [TS]

  to the actual one eye to eye on and i [TS]

  bought it and try to out a little bit [TS]

  and then just put it to the side because [TS]

  it wasn't as great as the MX master who [TS]

  but then that thing basically crippled [TS]

  me [TS]

  yeah I don't know if you've mentioned it [TS]

  much here but I know what some of your [TS]

  other podcasts you have mentioned that [TS]

  your love for the MX master was a very [TS]

  torrid but also very brief love affair [TS]

  because it seems to have totally [TS]

  crippled your hand [TS]

  yeah I know what I did wrong i set up [TS]

  the buttons in such a way that was [TS]

  fantastic but the least economic that [TS]

  any original could ever be who i was [TS]

  using all the buttons on the side of [TS]

  like my thumb and moving my wrist and [TS]

  peculiar angles to switch stops and [TS]

  stuff like that it was a disaster so the [TS]

  mouse i still maintain is fantastic but [TS]

  don't say I finish to play like i did so [TS]

  it basically put my right hand out of [TS]

  commission and this was like three or [TS]

  four weeks ago and i'm currently getting [TS]

  a lot better with it because I don't use [TS]

  my right hand so much anymore for input [TS]

  because I'm left-handed so i use a pen [TS]

  tablet with my left hand which is [TS]

  extremely beneficial for me in this [TS]

  resting period so i've been using the [TS]

  wacom for a long time now and I I've [TS]

  really liked this way of navigating my [TS]

  computer you are totally right on this [TS]

  but it does take commitment that I [TS]

  wouldn't have made unless I had to [TS]

  and it's because i had to that I made [TS]

  the commitment because it's very very [TS]

  different and you have to really get [TS]

  used to the movement like trying to edit [TS]

  podcasts initially was a nightmare [TS]

  because I would be moving it just wasn't [TS]

  as precisely initially so i would be [TS]

  like moving audio files around [TS]

  incorrectly and it's like 4i place them [TS]

  and I think my hand off the tablet and [TS]

  it moves just a millimeter was like are [TS]

  you doing [TS]

  yeah yeah that that a that exact gesture [TS]

  that you mentioned which is the [TS]

  replacing and then letting go of [TS]

  something [TS]

  yep is it is a thing that you have to [TS]

  learn when you're using a pen tablet as [TS]

  your primary computer interface [TS]

  I have no idea why this was never a [TS]

  problem of any other input hereford but [TS]

  for some reason with a [TS]

  10 I can't keep things in place that [TS]

  meant to be so I kind of I use that and [TS]

  i also use a magic trackpad with my like [TS]

  a cougar on the right and i mainly use [TS]

  that for this gestures like zooming in [TS]

  and out and panning around who that's [TS]

  not have been for a few weeks and I'm [TS]

  thinking about maybe going back to a [TS]

  mouse at some point like putting a mouse [TS]

  back into my rotation mom but I'm [TS]

  probably going to go for a gaming mouse [TS]

  at the suggestion of underscore david [TS]

  smith i was talking to him about this [TS]

  means like if you want buttons on a [TS]

  mouse you should look at a gaming mouse [TS]

  because the buttons are like super easy [TS]

  to press that built that way [TS]

  who knows i might look at that and they [TS]

  have different button configuration [TS]

  which might be better for my hand [TS]

  placement stuff like that so yeah we're [TS]

  gonna bring that back in the butt of [TS]

  certain point I think it was your [TS]

  suggestion was just like you got away at [TS]

  least like six weeks for the damage to [TS]

  go away if it's ever going to go away [TS]

  yeah it takes it takes a while to [TS]

  recover from a time when you feel like [TS]

  you've had some some really bad RSI I i [TS]

  will still I was still very strongly [TS]

  recommend to people out there that if [TS]

  you if you have RSI that is related to a [TS]

  mouse [TS]

  I i really recommend giving the pen [TS]

  tablet as input method a real try like a [TS]

  try for quite a while and while i do [TS]

  rotate input devices i would say my [TS]

  default is almost always the pen tablet [TS]

  i probably use the pen tablet for sixty [TS]

  percent of all of all work that I do on [TS]

  the computer and then just sometimes I [TS]

  switch out to other things i really do [TS]

  think that a pen is a very natural tool [TS]

  to use like it your hand naturally wants [TS]

  to close around a pen if you know you're [TS]

  able to you're able to push down on a [TS]

  surface in a way without having to put [TS]

  your hand in an awkward position I i [TS]

  really i really like it a lot and i have [TS]

  found it extraordinarily beneficial to [TS]

  use a pen tablet [TS]

  yeah if that was a excellent suggestion [TS]

  from you and also just you know planting [TS]

  the seed that like you're not gonna like [TS]

  this initially yeah was very useful [TS]

  yeah you have you have to know that you [TS]

  will almost certainly hate it for the [TS]

  first week and as much as I mentioned [TS]

  last time that you have to put it in [TS]

  this tracking the screen mode like you [TS]

  you won't like it but when you use it [TS]

  for a little while then you'll see okay [TS]

  I [TS]

  I can get the hang of this quite easily [TS]

  like as we are recording right now like [TS]

  I did all the setting up using a pen [TS]

  tablet so that's a it's always my my [TS]

  default input device and i'll tell you [TS]

  what if you use one of these in your [TS]

  daily work you'll feel more like more of [TS]

  a creative professional person it's just [TS]

  something about seeing somebody use a [TS]

  pen tablet of a computer like them [TS]

  making stuff man look at that guy look [TS]

  at that guy playing prison architect [TS]

  with his pen tablets don't look at the [TS]

  screen [TS]

  yeah don't look at the screen don't look [TS]

  at the screen i'm not drawing roads in [TS]

  city skylines that's not that's not what [TS]

  we're doing right now I'm an artiste [TS]

  going back to video games [TS]

  oh yeah okay i'm playing another game [TS]

  right now that I like very much that I [TS]

  think you would like although i don't [TS]

  know if it's available fuel system which [TS]

  is star wars battlefront oh man Mike [TS]

  Mike Mike I've never seen a game that [TS]

  has more made me think you know what I [TS]

  should go and buy a TV and the console [TS]

  just to play this one game but it's like [TS]

  I don't know I i own none of the [TS]

  equipment necessary for star wars [TS]

  battlefront but everything I have ever [TS]

  seen about it like this thing looks [TS]

  amazing absolutely amazing and it looks [TS]

  it looks so good [TS]

  this past summer when I was visiting my [TS]

  parents and my parents are not into [TS]

  video games at all really [TS]

  I mean like in this classic way it's [TS]

  actually actually that's not entirely [TS]

  true like my mom does play she does get [TS]

  into some video games but nothing [TS]

  nothing like first-person shooter King [TS]

  up right like she like she will she will [TS]

  Bank hundreds and hundreds of hours and [TS]

  into settlers of catan on the ipad but [TS]

  like she's not she's not running around [TS]

  on on nice planet shooting people right [TS]

  but I showed my parents one of the intro [TS]

  trailers to star wars battlefront and [TS]

  even then they're like that looks [TS]

  amazing [TS]

  yeah it's really good it's really good i [TS]

  mean there's no story to it at all [TS]

  yeah we're and maybe it's missing I [TS]

  don't mean it's nice to have some of [TS]

  that sort of stuff sometimes and so it's [TS]

  kind of broken down into multiplayer and [TS]

  like local play which is really good [TS]

  because you can have like if you suckle [TS]

  multiplayer games which I mostly do [TS]

  you can have basically the entire [TS]

  experience but just playing with AI lü [TS]

  and you know you can run around on all [TS]

  the different planets you can command [TS]

  different ships and flying them around [TS]

  in dog fighting mode which I love you [TS]

  mom [TS]

  you can play as Luke and Darth theta and [TS]

  ya lose whatever Darth Vader yes I mean [TS]

  obviously obviously the joy in these [TS]

  games is crushing the rebellion that's [TS]

  that's where the pleasure is derived [TS]

  from these kinds of things okay all [TS]

  right it's like it's like the star wars [TS]

  games in the past you know they're like [TS]

  oh you can play as rebels like yeah I [TS]

  mean I guess playing as rebels is sort [TS]

  of fun but actually tie fighter is where [TS]

  the action was like the number of hours [TS]

  I sunk into some of those old thai [TS]

  fighter games was just enormous it's [TS]

  like yes I need to climb the ranks and [TS]

  the evil empire this is delightful in [TS]

  video games it's always more fun to be [TS]

  the bad guy because you have to be the [TS]

  good guy in real life [TS]

  that's interesting ok so in these types [TS]

  of games you need to make decisions [TS]

  about like your character like an RPG [TS]

  type game do you go down the bad group [TS]

  oh man yeah always but I feel guilty [TS]

  going down the bathroom [TS]

  ok looks at you mean here's the thing I [TS]

  i played World of Warcraft a while back [TS]

  which is a game i put up playing for [TS]

  many many years because i thought i [TS]

  would be super into it and actually I [TS]

  just found it really boring i played [TS]

  like an hour of while once and then [TS]

  never came back [TS]

  yeah i played through the undead [TS]

  campaign in world of warcraft as soon as [TS]

  their story campaign was over like this [TS]

  is boring is anything i just want to [TS]

  ride around on my horse [TS]

  look at all the scenery but there was no [TS]

  that's not really an option but anyway [TS]

  whenever in a video game you're given [TS]

  the choice of picking someone it's like [TS]

  okay well obviously I'm going to be an [TS]

  undead warlock right like that's what [TS]

  i'm going to do because in real life [TS]

  that's not what I am and I always felt [TS]

  like I am suspicious of the people who [TS]

  choose the good guys like who are the [TS]

  people who like oh I'm going to I'm [TS]

  going to play a video game and i'm going [TS]

  to be just generic normal good person [TS]

  human make normal dude right I just I [TS]

  always find that suspicious because i [TS]

  feel like if I always pick the villains [TS]

  because of course in real life you have [TS]

  to be a good person [TS]

  what are you if you're picking the good [TS]

  people in a video game is it because [TS]

  you're secretly a psychopath [TS]

  that's my suspicions yes think [TS]

  really I'm very nasty and in real life [TS]

  so I have to playing the nice guy on the [TS]

  video games to balance [TS]

  well you know yeah like isn't the whole [TS]

  point of the video game to be you know [TS]

  just doing stuff that you wouldn't [TS]

  normally do like I'm not actually a [TS]

  trucker so that's why I would play euro [TS]

  truck simulator I don't imagine that [TS]

  there are many actual long-haul truckers [TS]

  who get home from their busy day of [TS]

  long-haul trucking and boot up euro [TS]

  truck simulator I don't think they're [TS]

  many people who do that [TS]

  yeah there's a couple of people in the [TS]

  right when we originally spoke about [TS]

  this that that do drive for a living and [TS]

  said that this game was like help them [TS]

  manually [TS]

  yeah exactly it's like i would not play [TS]

  youtube simulator 5,000 as a video game [TS]

  right like that would not be fun for me [TS]

  I feel like I play that every time I [TS]

  upload a video since throws different [TS]

  challenges to me every single time i [TS]

  would say though that being with a lot [TS]

  of video games that I play I'm already [TS]

  doing something that's not my life so I [TS]

  can still play the good guy like I'm not [TS]

  actually commanding a space fleet but i [TS]

  can still play the good guy you know I [TS]

  don't know I still feel like people who [TS]

  play the heroic underdogs [TS]

  I feel like they have a dark secret know [TS]

  how I'd like or if they don't have a [TS]

  dark secret it's like they have an [TS]

  overly idealized view of themselves [TS]

  that's that's my feeling on this man i [TS]

  cannot wait to see what the feedback [TS]

  will look like that statement but go on [TS]

  playing the villain is so much more fun [TS]

  it's it's way more fun it's like if I [TS]

  was a movie actor Harry what do you want [TS]

  to do you want to play the hero or you [TS]

  want to play the villain now obviously [TS]

  you want to play the villain the always [TS]

  the better off you would only be [TS]

  constant villainous roles anyway because [TS]

  because of your voice i don't think i [TS]

  have a village voice you do have a [TS]

  villainous voice is deep booming yeah [TS]

  but it could be the voice of god Mike [TS]

  all right well this was a lot of coffee [TS]

  today just say for me like something [TS]

  like no I'm not gonna do this I'm not [TS]

  your monkey [TS]

  okay i'm going to try and make use of [TS]

  inadvertently say something evil during [TS]

  today's episode [TS]

  ok you can try to do that one of the [TS]

  reasons that we originally spoke about [TS]

  your truck simulator was because you do [TS]

  it when that time to relax [TS]

  it's all like when you're editing and [TS]

  stuff like that right mhm so something [TS]

  that I do which isn't video game-related [TS]

  is adult coloring and you familiar with [TS]

  the trend of adult coloring know so this [TS]

  is the thing that has begun [TS]

  now where there are colouring books made [TS]

  for adults [TS]

  oh yeah yep and it's something that I do [TS]

  when I edit this show mainly i get my [TS]

  coloring book do me like adults like you [TS]

  like this is adults entertainment [TS]

  coloring books that would you know it's [TS]

  not like sword it is the problem with [TS]

  the trend is called like adult coloring [TS]

  which makes it sound like it's like XXX [TS]

  coloring but it's not right it's i'm [TS]

  coloring in pictures of flowers [TS]

  basically but the name of it is all kind [TS]

  of wrong on the panoramic we now refer [TS]

  to as grown-up coloring which is maybe a [TS]

  little bit better but there's no kind of [TS]

  easy way to say this but I have a book [TS]

  called see this doesn't help it's called [TS]

  secret garden [TS]

  this is like yeah you keep you keep [TS]

  digging very good Mike [TS]

  well you know i'm going to put the [TS]

  pictures in our shots are some of the [TS]

  artwork that I've created was editing [TS]

  this show and it is an incredibly [TS]

  lightweight warning you mean your ear [TS]

  coloring coloring your hair dryer thing [TS]

  I mean yeah but i'm choosing the colors [TS]

  yeah I've got some pictures it right but [TS]

  if i do if i do a paint-by-number thing [TS]

  of starry night i'm not going to say I [TS]

  have painted starry night why you trying [TS]

  to take away my my achievements because [TS]

  this is an achievement you call it a [TS]

  look at this you might have you might [TS]

  enjoy it right you might like it get [TS]

  pleasure out of it you might enjoy you [TS]

  might find quite relaxing i will agree [TS]

  with all of those points but it's not an [TS]

  achievement like I'm not going to give [TS]

  you a trophy for completing a coloring [TS]

  book you should take a look at mine and [TS]

  I can look at this Instagram picture [TS]

  ok what do you think we're linking this [TS]

  thing it's in our show notes in a [TS]

  document that is obviously in front of [TS]

  you right now it's oh sorry I got [TS]

  distracted by the nimbus one yet [TS]

  no yeah okay so I'm looking at this [TS]

  picture and i would think oh wow Mike [TS]

  drew all of these hippie flowers but you [TS]

  didn't draw them to color them [TS]

  yeah but I chose the colors okay yeah [TS]

  well anyway this is something that I do [TS]

  in these scenarios and the reason I do [TS]

  this is because when I'm editing [TS]

  cortex I have to be more hands-on right [TS]

  because i'm doing at the first edit and [TS]

  and but we don't do the 12 edits that [TS]

  you do to help internet so i do the [TS]

  first at it I don't do like any of the [TS]

  subsequent stuff so I'm going in and [TS]

  being more frequently changing so i put [TS]

  my coloring book in front of my keyboard [TS]

  and Susan coloring every time one of us [TS]

  says something that we need to cut I [TS]

  pulls it go and fix it and go back to [TS]

  coloring account i'm glad that you have [TS]

  something to do while you at it like [TS]

  that as we said before that this is this [TS]

  is like I think I think this kind of [TS]

  thing when you're working with audio [TS]

  some people definitely need like you [TS]

  need to do what you need to do something [TS]

  because you'll go crazy and you know for [TS]

  me sometimes that's video games and for [TS]

  you that's that coloring I'm glad there [TS]

  are adult coloring books for you because [TS]

  i know i know a lot of people that are [TS]

  due this is a big trend right now but I [TS]

  know a lot of people that are doing this [TS]

  is just a way to relax i'm telling you [TS]

  anything [TS]

  next time you're in a bar without look [TS]

  at lizard lizard lizard it's always with [TS]

  these things like it's a big trend [TS]

  qualify those numbers for me like what [TS]

  do you mean by big trend like Harry [TS]

  Potter doesn't mean i'm gonna say yes if [TS]

  you're going to up and any bookstore [TS]

  right now you will see tables tables of [TS]

  coloring books this is this is a big [TS]

  thing [TS]

  this is a big thing I mean it's a big [TS]

  thing in bookstores but aren't [TS]

  bookstores on the way out [TS]

  I have a bit of a bookstore in years [TS]

  alright supermarkets have them and I [TS]

  know that for a fact okay this is a very [TS]

  angry you can you know I I'm not denying [TS]

  that it is the thing i just am dubious [TS]

  of your words like it's a big trend in [TS]

  bringing this up [TS]

  what I never expected was that i was [TS]

  going to be convincing you to do this [TS]

  that was never even entered my mind I [TS]

  just wanted to let listeners know that [TS]

  such a thing exists now and and I [TS]

  recommend it as a calming activity i [TS]

  think people are looking to oh yeah I [TS]

  wasn't thinking that you were trying to [TS]

  convince me to do it either but I can [TS]

  definitely say that yeah I can see that [TS]

  for many kinds of work [TS]

  this is a helpful thing to do while you [TS]

  are doing the work i can I can totally [TS]

  understand that so I just put down my [TS]

  coloring pens seriously they are just [TS]

  don't want to put them down for just [TS]

  long enough to talk to you about igloo [TS]

  they are sponsoring this week's episode [TS]

  of cortex [TS]

  blue makes the internet you'll actually [TS]

  like so many of us have used internet i [TS]

  used to use when every single day in my [TS]

  old corporate job as a way to get [TS]

  information and share stuff with [TS]

  everybody inside of your company but the [TS]

  problem with so many internet products [TS]

  is that they feel like they were built a [TS]

  long long time ago by people who didn't [TS]

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  you need to get your work done like your [TS]

  task list maybe document collaboration [TS]

  and sharing of everybody [TS]

  maybe you want to just have a little [TS]

  micro blog you know like a kind of to [TS]

  type thing when you can update everybody [TS]

  on what the progress is that current [TS]

  project that you're working on people [TS]

  can like it and comment and that kind of [TS]

  stuff it really does work just like you [TS]

  would expect the internet to work today [TS]

  you can customize your igloo to look and [TS]

  feel exactly how you like it so it will [TS]

  fit nicely within your company they also [TS]

  something called group spaces which [TS]

  allows you to customize different areas [TS]

  of your igloo and give access to [TS]

  different types of people so for example [TS]

  you can customize what the accounting [TS]

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  stuff like that because I can be a bit [TS]

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  so you can integrate it all within igloo [TS]

  so people can use the apps and services [TS]

  they like keeping you nice and secure [TS]

  they also have their own document [TS]

  collaboration engine as well which has [TS]

  read receipts [TS]

  this could be super useful for tracking [TS]

  that critical information has been seen [TS]

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  it's time to break away from the [TS]

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  go to equal software.com / cortex thank [TS]

  you so much to igloo for this [TS]

  all of this show and really have them [TS]

  now I'm going to get back to doing my [TS]

  coloring and editing what you're about [TS]

  to hear actually lost the show notes I'm [TS]

  so incompetent today [TS]

  it tells me that you're in the document [TS]

  so yes I know ok ok i found it i found [TS]

  it again the garlic and pulls up you [TS]

  doing well by the way I'm not I'm I'm [TS]

  barely holding together my breath [TS]

  it's a rough day Mike I know me [TS]

  oh alright so we're looking at something [TS]

  in the follow up here we're going back [TS]

  to the podcast universe again and [TS]

  because we have found a map has come [TS]

  across my path by somebody called EJ who [TS]

  has created i think this is definitely [TS]

  the most complete and best-looking of [TS]

  the podcast universe maps that I've seen [TS]

  yeah this is quite astounding so this is [TS]

  on the muffin that works website which [TS]

  is like a URL will put the link in the [TS]

  show it is sometimes i don't know why i [TS]

  like that just works together like [TS]

  muffins network so yeah that sounds [TS]

  reasonable [TS]

  I can't believe in that as a puzzle [TS]

  website but yeah they have put together [TS]

  this map as we discussed in earlier [TS]

  episodes trying to link together all of [TS]

  the various pieces of the podcast [TS]

  universe and this is this is quite [TS]

  amazing because I mean I don't know they [TS]

  must I mean how many how many podcast [TS]

  you think you're on here 200 podcasts [TS]

  took a few hundred yeah yeah let's say [TS]

  it's a couple hundred that are listed [TS]

  and that the problem with designing [TS]

  something like this is it just it just [TS]

  gets so visually complex so fast that it [TS]

  becomes overwhelming that looks like an [TS]

  egg mass the information density can go [TS]

  wrong incredibly fast [TS]

  yeah it's it's very very hard to show a [TS]

  lot of information in a way that is [TS]

  possible to take in but i like that this [TS]

  person has done is they think they have [TS]

  this gigantic map you really do need to [TS]

  click on the link in the show notes [TS]

  people is quite impressive but they have [TS]

  they have like subdivided it so that in [TS]

  the podcast universe they have [TS]

  color-coded the various galaxies that [TS]

  exists [TS]

  and so you can go around and it's like [TS]

  oh here's the maximum fun network and [TS]

  it's in purple and it's all on the [TS]

  bottom or you can go over to the other [TS]

  side and there's the NPR universe right [TS]

  and it that's colored in a different so [TS]

  you can get a sense of very easily [TS]

  visually like which podcast are related [TS]

  to each other and still track the [TS]

  individual connections across the map to [TS]

  get from you know like to get from Radio [TS]

  topia to like the incomparable and then [TS]

  to the mic early universe and rely it's [TS]

  it's really it's really well done it [TS]

  it's quite impressive [TS]

  I don't know how long it must have taken [TS]

  but it must have been forever and the [TS]

  little detail that I quite like is that [TS]

  right on the edge of the map yeah just [TS]

  peeking in speaking in from the side [TS]

  there is the YouTube universe and so [TS]

  through me basically and through Hank [TS]

  and John Green there's like this little [TS]

  connection going into the YouTube [TS]

  universe we can go from my curly right [TS]

  to cgpgrey to Brady Haran [TS]

  oh and now someone could make a whole [TS]

  other thing that just maps out all of [TS]

  the various connections in the YouTube [TS]

  universal is but it's extraordinarily [TS]

  well done I've got to give this person a [TS]

  lot of credit for this [TS]

  yeah it is the idea of the color coding [TS]

  is what really benefits this over any [TS]

  other any other example I've seen yet [TS]

  take out the colors and this would be a [TS]

  mess [TS]

  it would be impossible to follow yeah [TS]

  it's really is a very smart thing to do [TS]

  yeah quite like it big thumbs up thumbs [TS]

  up [TS]

  yeah now we just need to start going to [TS]

  start mapping the whole of the YouTube [TS]

  universe as well there's enough [TS]

  youtubers you do podcast now that there [TS]

  are enough connection points here [TS]

  yeah eventually we'll just we'll just [TS]

  connect up the whole world of media and [TS]

  YouTube universe can connect it to the [TS]

  TV universe and then it's that it's we [TS]

  have six degrees of Mike can make [TS]

  connections with the six degrees of [TS]

  Kevin Bacon and I wonder how many [TS]

  degrees there are between me and Kevin [TS]

  Bacon I guess six right [TS]

  it's almost certainly going to be less [TS]

  than six so we'll figure it out do you [TS]

  remember last time I was talking about [TS]

  the Apple source and i mentioned to you [TS]

  that they have money in the in the [TS]

  tables and you laughed it off [TS]

  yeah it's not real [TS]

  a nap an example employee by the name of [TS]

  Duff in the reddit confirm this [TS]

  oh yeah yep and then somebody I don't [TS]

  have this in the show notes maybe I can [TS]

  try and find it [TS]

  somebody sent me a picture of that they [TS]

  took of somebody where they were taking [TS]

  money out the table is that was going to [TS]

  ask you have photographic proof that's [TS]

  not many of those tables somewhere i'm [TS]

  gonna have to try and find it now but [TS]

  somebody did send me that I'm I'm quite [TS]

  surprised yes you have to just trust me [TS]

  Grady trust me i will trust you that you [TS]

  saw a picture of someone taking money [TS]

  out of the Apple table these ways to [TS]

  phrase things before it's wrong with my [TS]

  phrasing there I trust that you sore it [TS]

  not that I trust that it actually [TS]

  happened or that it's true i trust that [TS]

  your eyes came from this but what else [TS]

  am I supposed to say say I believe you [TS]

  Mike [TS]

  that is true but that effort that no [TS]

  that's a different that's a different [TS]

  statement i know but that's why I want [TS]

  you to say whatever you say that are not [TS]

  is one thing that's what i want right [TS]

  ok well we don't always get what we want [TS]

  right now I'm searching the red found it [TS]

  found air haha there you go now it's in [TS]

  the show notes the listeners know this [TS]

  already [TS]

  do you see well there's no money in this [TS]

  picture but they're all very funny [TS]

  because the cash register thing that's [TS]

  popping out of it [TS]

  there's got to be in there ya see I'm i [TS]

  told you i've seen this huh maybe next [TS]

  time I go to the apple store i will try [TS]

  to pay something in cash just to see if [TS]

  i can get them to pop up in one of those [TS]

  drawers and dove told me that apparently [TS]

  it's you know the little terminal [TS]

  something have they have these little [TS]

  chips in them or something and you can [TS]

  wait wait the monitor and the tables [TS]

  open i definitely see them do that for [TS]

  the Apple watches where they have to [TS]

  open them exactly with the terminals [TS]

  yes it's the same thing to get the cash [TS]

  to come out to ya so if you're planning [TS]

  your apple store heist one of the key [TS]

  key components here is you need to get [TS]

  your hands on one of their little ipod [TS]

  terminals that you can open up all the [TS]

  tables at this point it really does [TS]

  sound like we're preparing for something [TS]

  like that [TS]

  oceans to meet you man [TS]

  we're going for those Apple pencil is [TS]

  nothing you can do about it we know [TS]

  they're in there was anybody and makeup [TS]

  fortune [TS]

  that's the bounty yeah [TS]

  couple weeks ago on one of our [TS]

  excursions in London I took you to a [TS]

  hipster coffee place so hipster so [TS]

  hipster there is one of the most hipster [TS]

  coffee places that I've ever been to [TS]

  which says a lot I think it does because [TS]

  i'm not even sure that you're able to [TS]

  perceive hips turnus in the way that [TS]

  other people do you know it's like your [TS]

  fish swimming in the water like what do [TS]

  you mean where the water come too far in [TS]

  now [TS]

  yeah exactly so I took you to this place [TS]

  and it was for it's like all white [TS]

  inside with this black furniture and [TS]

  things are written on the chalkboard and [TS]

  that kind of thing and I asked you what [TS]

  you wanted to drink I got a latte for [TS]

  you and you want a drink right i am not [TS]

  a latte drinkers so much anymore but [TS]

  that's it's not entirely correct to say [TS]

  that I won't drink lotos but I brought [TS]

  you a latte and we sent and drink a lot [TS]

  and really tiny copies these things to [TS]

  do because the coffee is always really [TS]

  really strong and I am interested in [TS]

  what you full of this experience and [TS]

  this location this place that you too [TS]

  yeah well well this just happened to [TS]

  work out because we were meeting up [TS]

  briefly and also add that was the day [TS]

  that I very briefly met Federigo [TS]

  teaching with whom you do several other [TS]

  podcasts on the Real afm network and so [TS]

  we need to meet up someplace beforehand [TS]

  before meeting him on some special [TS]

  business that he was in London for and [TS]

  yes so you took me to this place you [TS]

  were trying to direct me there and you [TS]

  told me it's ridiculous hipster name and [TS]

  as I rolled my eyes as I received the [TS]

  text message like that of course of [TS]

  course this place has this name is just [TS]

  so pretentious I can hardly believe it's [TS]

  wonderful but anyway yeah it's part of [TS]

  fun you feel like you're trying to [TS]

  convince me to drink better coffee but [TS]

  my my take on this is for many many [TS]

  years I tried to avoid really [TS]

  understanding what better coffee was [TS]

  because my feeling was coffee is a tool [TS]

  in my life and I really don't want to go [TS]

  down the road of being one of these [TS]

  people who starts getting really picky [TS]

  about my we see this is why I don't buy [TS]

  that if you consider at all why would [TS]

  you not want the best all you do that in [TS]

  many other things in your life you pick [TS]

  the best thing we've had this [TS]

  conversation exact conversation about [TS]

  spending the extra money too [TS]

  get the right thing the best thing so [TS]

  why would you not go for the best coffee [TS]

  great because they're many's the many [TS]

  situations where you know what I don't [TS]

  want to have to hunt down some local [TS]

  hipster place to get my coffee like I [TS]

  just want to be able to get coffee that [TS]

  is acceptable and the same every time [TS]

  like that he stands don't value right so [TS]

  I still go to starbucks sometimes for [TS]

  that exact reason right but if if my [TS]

  tastes were such that I was not able to [TS]

  perceive the difference between [TS]

  starbucks coffee and other coffees like [TS]

  oh this is even this is even better like [TS]

  this is a blindfold i'm happy to [TS]

  willingly where but all of this all of [TS]

  this i started unraveling for me maybe I [TS]

  don't know year ago when my wife and I [TS]

  took a trip up to York and we went to [TS]

  this fancy famous restaurant in the [TS]

  center of York and I had was a blue blue [TS]

  mountain thunder coffee and that was one [TS]

  of the first times I was like oh right [TS]

  this coffee is so good that i can [TS]

  obviously take the difference between [TS]

  this and just regular coffee [TS]

  what is blue mountain thunder I'm not [TS]

  saying that it's just blue thunder Blue [TS]

  Ridge Mountains know now there is a [TS]

  mountain thunder if the car is the [TS]

  coffee is the coffee that i smuggled [TS]

  many many bags of back from America [TS]

  yes it's called mountain thunder this is [TS]

  the one that you had that whole separate [TS]

  suitcase full of coffee [TS]

  yeah yeah had a whole suitcase full of [TS]

  coffee that I was genuinely afraid that [TS]

  drug sniffing dogs are going to pull [TS]

  aside i was gonna have some awkward [TS]

  conversations only why do you have 200 [TS]

  pounds worth of coffee in your bag [TS]

  it's like it swear to god it's just my [TS]

  wife that's how what this Hawaiian stuff [TS]

  right [TS]

  yes it's a wine stuff okay like and it's [TS]

  obviously it's obviously it's so much [TS]

  obviously better than other coffee but [TS]

  since i was having that was like okay [TS]

  and then we went back again and I had [TS]

  another one that's like from this [TS]

  Jamaican coffee place which is also very [TS]

  well known as like ok these coffees [TS]

  obviously taste better like I can [TS]

  understand the difference now it's like [TS]

  oh great now this whole world of of not [TS]

  being able to appreciate better coffee [TS]

  that I have intentionally constructed [TS]

  for myself is unraveling and so that [TS]

  this has been the story of my life over [TS]

  the past year and it has been this thing [TS]

  was like okay well what coffee to my [TS]

  wife and I make in the house like what [TS]

  coffee beans do we have it never used to [TS]

  be a problem but now now that I can [TS]

  taste the difference it's like oh great [TS]

  now this is a [TS]

  problem every time about sometimes the [TS]

  coffee isn't as good as other times and [TS]

  I never used to know and i didn't i [TS]

  didn't want to know but this is where i [TS]

  am now but if you drinking the coffee [TS]

  every day it makes everything a little [TS]

  bit better but I was fine before I was [TS]

  fine before I knew and now now sometimes [TS]

  it's like I love this coffee is really [TS]

  disappointing and suddenly I'm like a [TS]

  coffee snob and I never wanted to be [TS]

  here you know I want to be I want to be [TS]

  like a man of the people with my coffee [TS]

  I do not want to be a coffee snob [TS]

  you can always control these things so [TS]

  what did you think of the hipster coffee [TS]

  them it's good like it's obviously way [TS]

  better than a latte at Starbucks i'm not [TS]

  making the argument that i'm not making [TS]

  the argument that it isn't and as you [TS]

  well know mr. how did you how did you [TS]

  like it [TS]

  you know that I've been back there [TS]

  several times several times actually was [TS]

  that your time yesterday wow look at [TS]

  that [TS]

  well lucky for you this happens to be in [TS]

  a location which is very convenient for [TS]

  me that i'm always passing by it anyway [TS]

  great its lucky for you I don't know if [TS]

  it is but I was there yesterday and of [TS]

  course I can wanted to pay and this you [TS]

  know like just like I would expect it [TS]

  one of these hipster places like I just [TS]

  want to pay for my coffee but ahead of [TS]

  me [TS]

  the woman behind the counter is talking [TS]

  to the woman in front of me for like 10 [TS]

  minutes about the various bruise and how [TS]

  they grind the beans and all the rest of [TS]

  it's like Jesus it's like I'm in some [TS]

  episode of portlandia here where it's [TS]

  like I just can't just pay for the [TS]

  coffee please [TS]

  but no like you have to talk about how [TS]

  the how the farmers were feeling when [TS]

  they were pulling these beans off of the [TS]

  trees like haha so frustrating [TS]

  follow the potential trend lines and six [TS]

  months w/o this is exactly that like I [TS]

  don't want to be this guy I really don't [TS]

  want to be this guy so i finally got you [TS]

  to look at coffee in this way and I do [TS]

  like the fancy coffee you know but the [TS]

  coffee is a tool mike i just want to be [TS]

  able to drink it without having to [TS]

  constantly thinking like me could this [TS]

  coffee be better than what I don't have [TS]

  to think that small victories great now [TS]

  this is a small defeat my life is worse [TS]

  now than it was before [TS]

  no way you looking at it and there were [TS]

  other from the wrong perspective you [TS]

  don't understand how much coffee a drink [TS]

  that's a good point you have no idea [TS]

  like this is this is a slow non-working [TS]

  day for me and I'm already on my fourth [TS]

  cup [TS]

  coffee whoa wow you're drinking the good [TS]

  stuff a homeless my wife does all the [TS]

  coffee blending and pry I actually have [TS]

  no idea what comes through the house [TS]

  anymore i'm not i don't even know what [TS]

  the situation is [TS]

  I have some of a good home coffee [TS]

  recommendations i can make you some [TS]

  point you're going to require that i use [TS]

  some fancy equipment I don't want any of [TS]

  this is an aeropress man now I oh yeah [TS]

  everybody who use their present so [TS]

  simple yeah I've seen those things it [TS]

  just explodes everywhere with grinds now [TS]

  it's not as simple as everybody likes to [TS]

  pretend it is that's only ever happened [TS]

  to me once I mean I did end up with [TS]

  burning hot coffee grinds on my face and [TS]

  all over the kitchen walls but it only [TS]

  happened one time yeah but it's also the [TS]

  arrow prices like this tiny little thing [TS]

  is like no you don't understand i'm [TS]

  making drip coffee by the pot at home [TS]

  and i'm drinking parts of coffee [TS]

  yeah that's the thing that makes me one [TS]

  coffee at a time yeah I don't I don't I [TS]

  can't live like that like it's just [TS]

  awful [TS]

  I used to drink instant coffee for years [TS]

  and I resisted the the move to even [TS]

  filter coffee so did I but like I'm just [TS]

  going to remind you know you electricity [TS]

  is at all that the best you can get the [TS]

  oldest good coffee has more castro more [TS]

  caffeine in it you have to think of best [TS]

  in holistic sense here Mike best [TS]

  includes time for preparation it [TS]

  includes many many things right it [TS]

  doesn't it doesn't just mean like I was [TS]

  this the best tasting coffee in the [TS]

  world that is not how you measure to [TS]

  like best involves more than just one [TS]

  thing and and for me [TS]

  best is also has to do with consistency [TS]

  right and availability and ease of [TS]

  preparation and not having to think [TS]

  about it this this is this is the [TS]

  holistic view of best you can't argue [TS]

  with that can but not well it doesn't [TS]

  taste was nice [TS]

  hello listeners this is future cgpgrey [TS]

  recording from an undisclosed location [TS]

  no it's not a cabin in the rocky [TS]

  mountains at least not yet anyway but it [TS]

  is my own little version of that I ended [TS]

  up deciding to take a little break at [TS]

  the last minute [TS]

  actually the very day after Mike and I [TS]

  recorded that show and I have been [TS]

  elsewhere [TS]

  it's very much an offline vacation and [TS]

  so one of the things i have been doing [TS]

  is reading books and I've been reading a [TS]

  book called essentialism oh this is the [TS]

  audible add in case you haven't guessed [TS]

  already it's a book that is very [TS]

  relevant to the conversation on this [TS]

  episode and on the last episode about [TS]

  dialing down and narrowing your focus on [TS]

  just a few projects if these [TS]

  conversations on cortex have resonated [TS]

  with you you are going to want to check [TS]

  out essentialism the discipline to [TS]

  pursuit of less written and read by Greg [TS]

  McEwen I think it's a book that many [TS]

  cortex listeners could get something [TS]

  valuable out of so if you want to listen [TS]

  to that book you're going to go to [TS]

  audible.com / cortex and get a free [TS]

  30-day trial membership if essentialism [TS]

  isn't up your alley [TS]

  don't worry audible has more than [TS]

  180,000 audio programs for you to listen [TS]

  to [TS]

  that's a lot of books there's going to [TS]

  be something there for you [TS]

  audible is the place that I use for [TS]

  audiobooks they don't often produce but [TS]

  i really do like to mention their return [TS]

  policy but if you download a book and it [TS]

  stinks which I have done many times you [TS]

  can just return it and get your money [TS]

  back [TS]

  it's really a great feature it makes [TS]

  trying out stuff just so much more of a [TS]

  freeing experience does it sound [TS]

  interesting just click it download it [TS]

  and give it a shot [TS]

  so once again we want to thank possible [TS]

  for their support of cortex and all a [TS]

  real afm and you should go to [TS]

  audible.com / cortex to start your [TS]

  30-day free trial today so we spoke [TS]

  about you being super tired [TS]

  yes and it's because you put out a new [TS]

  video yeah super tired and apparently is [TS]

  this conversation has revealed slightly [TS]

  grumpy [TS]

  I like grumpy gray good good I'm glad [TS]

  this is for your entertainment [TS]

  it's not it's not because of my [TS]

  entertainment entertainment people even [TS]

  better even better care about the people [TS]

  you made a new video right yeah yeah [TS]

  this is from our from our perspective [TS]

  doing this recording the video went up [TS]

  what two days ago and am I don't know [TS]

  and this video is very different to [TS]

  previous videos [TS]

  it is definitely a different style then [TS]

  what I've done before and I find this [TS]

  video very interesting because I I had a [TS]

  bit of a sneak preview to it which i was [TS]

  privileged to receive yeah you like that [TS]

  you looked out with some timing on this [TS]

  i did because people who follow the way [TS]

  I work will be aware that i do not like [TS]

  to talk about projects before they're [TS]

  released like I never asked [TS]

  I've just learned never asked you you [TS]

  never asked all the people in my life [TS]

  never asked what my wife knows she just [TS]

  never had ever what I'm working [TS]

  why is that extra fun just think of [TS]

  everybody in your life that you might [TS]

  share it's tough with and I've discussed [TS]

  before one of the reasons why I don't [TS]

  like to do that is because i often find [TS]

  that discussing it ahead of time just [TS]

  kind of removes a lot of incentive to [TS]

  actually make the thing or I don't know [TS]

  I feel like I almost talked myself out [TS]

  of projects sometimes when I talk to [TS]

  other people [TS]

  this is a variety of reasons why I don't [TS]

  do it because I'm like a secretive [TS]

  paranoid freak I don't do it because i [TS]

  have consistently found that it is [TS]

  detrimental to the process of production [TS]

  so that like that's why I don't do it [TS]

  however there is a very narrow window of [TS]

  time where when I have a script that is [TS]

  like ninety-five percent done then [TS]

  sometimes I will talk to people i know [TS]

  about it because it's useful to [TS]

  occasionally run stuff by people and see [TS]

  like how do people react to this topic [TS]

  you let me ask some questions let me see [TS]

  what the other person is confused about [TS]

  because there when the script is almost [TS]

  entirely done like in theory I could [TS]

  record it but I'm still just trying to [TS]

  do some edits on it at that point to me [TS]

  it feels like I'm over this hill of [TS]

  inevitability like there's no way i'm [TS]

  not going to make the video anymore so i [TS]

  might as well just work on it and so [TS]

  from from like the second-to-last draft [TS]

  through the animation phase then a much [TS]

  more willing to talk about what are [TS]

  working on when people ask me and you [TS]

  just happened to catch me we just [TS]

  happened to meet up with each other in [TS]

  London basically right at that point was [TS]

  like there's no way i'm not making this [TS]

  video and so I thought oh let me [TS]

  experiment on like a little bit let me [TS]

  run through this topic with him and see [TS]

  like what he's can what is he confused [TS]

  about what is the asked questions about [TS]

  and make some notes and maybe tweak the [TS]

  script a little bit based on that [TS]

  did I pass the test there's no tests [TS]

  well i mean i could have just going to [TS]

  the you know that's useless absolutely [TS]

  useless to you [TS]

  yeah I don't ever like the I've never [TS]

  had that happen when i run a topic by [TS]

  people where they just sit there like a [TS]

  drooling idiot so that has that has not [TS]

  yet occurred again I guess that it's [TS]

  it's more of a it's more of a trying to [TS]

  gauge where confusing points are or [TS]

  where someone asks a question and so [TS]

  that that's actually what i'm i'm [TS]

  looking for it's not like I'm trying to [TS]

  see like how interested is the person in [TS]

  this thing the time for that has long [TS]

  passed it's more an issue of trying to [TS]

  look for points for confusion and so [TS]

  that's why sometimes at the very last [TS]

  minute i'll talk about a video with with [TS]

  somebody else but you know it was it was [TS]

  useful to do a quick run-through you [TS]

  with that and and I think I recorded the [TS]

  record the audio the next day or the two [TS]

  days after that something something [TS]

  along those lines and then start on the [TS]

  whole animation process I was kind of [TS]

  surprised how quickly it was from [TS]

  conversation to the video being released [TS]

  its like five or six days something like [TS]

  that yeah that sounds about right [TS]

  and I just it's just interesting to me [TS]

  like it just it really i think further [TS]

  demonstrates where the bottleneck is [TS]

  which is the scriptwriting the getting [TS]

  the scripts to the place where i can [TS]

  record it [TS]

  that is the hard part and I was thinking [TS]

  this morning because so the video that i [TS]

  put up is I called America pox [TS]

  I don't know [TS]

  describe a broadly speaking it's it's [TS]

  the answer to this question of why is it [TS]

  that when like Columbus visited the new [TS]

  world there's this thing that historians [TS]

  called the Columbian Exchange which has [TS]

  been columbus and other explorers [TS]

  brought over all of these diseases and [TS]

  your end of the Native Americans got [TS]

  sick [TS]

  the question is like why didn't why [TS]

  didn't the European explorers get sick [TS]

  it's trying to answer is trying to [TS]

  answer that question and this is a video [TS]

  topic that for the past two [TS]

  thanksgivings I had attempted to make [TS]

  this video while in time for so this one [TS]

  is is quite old and I was just trying to [TS]

  estimate this morning i'm going to guess [TS]

  that between this Thanksgiving where I [TS]

  finally got it done last Thanksgiving [TS]

  and the Thanksgiving before that where [TS]

  which were all times when i was working [TS]

  on the script i'm going to guess that [TS]

  means what over three years there might [TS]

  have been something like 50 drafts of [TS]

  the script before i decided to record it [TS]

  and it's in no small part because like [TS]

  people here that and they they often [TS]

  just go immediately to like the the [TS]

  perfectionist thing was like oh no [TS]

  that's that's not my perception of this [TS]

  not just like i am not a very good [TS]

  writer but i think that my skills in [TS]

  editing and this is just a complicated [TS]

  and somewhat sensitive topic and it's [TS]

  like boy it just required a lot of [TS]

  drafts and a lot of rewrites to get it [TS]

  to a place where I felt like okay yes [TS]

  this is that this is telling a story in [TS]

  an understandable way like it's a [TS]

  complicated thing there's lots of moving [TS]

  parts here this is not a video where i [TS]

  can just blast through some areas like [TS]

  in many of my videos I there's lots of [TS]

  sections like I can just kind of skip a [TS]

  whole bunch of stuff it's like not with [TS]

  this one because you need to go through [TS]

  this step by step by step what is that [TS]

  when we were talking about like the [TS]

  videos 12 minutes long and when we were [TS]

  talking about it maybe took about an [TS]

  hour for me to actually understand [TS]

  yeah yeah yes it was it's very complex [TS]

  as a thing [TS]

  yeah it's it's a complex topic and it [TS]

  also took as much longer in person to go [TS]

  through it because i was also talking to [TS]

  about a lot of the stuff is probably [TS]

  going to be in the part 2 section as [TS]

  well and that that was all [TS]

  so what was useful for me as i was [TS]

  trying to figure out like how much apart [TS]

  to do i need to pull out and talking to [TS]

  a real live human about it in person was [TS]

  like oh right [TS]

  all of it like everything that could be [TS]

  in part two I should put in part two and [TS]

  it's very obvious once i'm talking to [TS]

  someone that that that that has to be [TS]

  the way that it's going to be so this [TS]

  was the first video post styling down [TS]

  yeah yeah and I wanted what kind of [TS]

  impact actually made on the process [TS]

  because I hope that it made some yeah [TS]

  the the the dialing down thing has been [TS]

  a very interesting experience and the [TS]

  most direct thing that I can say is that [TS]

  part of the part of the dialing down [TS]

  thing that I have been doing which is [TS]

  not explicitly part of this like staying [TS]

  off Twitter thing but as a side effect [TS]

  I've been very much focused on only [TS]

  working on two videos at a time and when [TS]

  I have when I have this feeling of like [TS]

  who i want to go work on something else [TS]

  now of trying to clamp it down and be [TS]

  like no you can't you can't do this [TS]

  brain like you can't start writing [TS]

  another script for another thing like [TS]

  there's two videos that I'm working on [TS]

  and that's it so one of them was the one [TS]

  that just went up and the other one is [TS]

  one that's still in progress when you [TS]

  get those ideas though do you still [TS]

  record them what do you let them go like [TS]

  you have an idea for something else do [TS]

  you just like oh my kawai yeah it's this [TS]

  is a habit that is ingrained in me very [TS]

  thoroughly now is that when I have an [TS]

  idea about something i just write it [TS]

  down and maybe I'll do something with [TS]

  that later maybe I won't but I will [TS]

  write it down and I will make a record [TS]

  of it and eventually that gets filtered [TS]

  through a bunch of reviews and systems [TS]

  and like maybe it turns into a thing or [TS]

  maybe it doesn't because if I don't [TS]

  write it down then my brain really won't [TS]

  let it go was like we have to hold on to [TS]

  this amazing idea [TS]

  like now brain it's okay we made a note [TS]

  it's there and we'll get to it later and [TS]

  then the brain kind of relax about that [TS]

  but what I mean more is I would have [TS]

  very often i feel like i want to write [TS]

  about some topic and that's the thing [TS]

  that much more curtailing on is like [TS]

  look [TS]

  you're going to spend the majority of [TS]

  your morning writing on these two videos [TS]

  only and you can't spend a whole morning [TS]

  writing on another video because i can [TS]

  try to set like I have pre-decided these [TS]

  two videos are the ones that i am [TS]

  working on and I have two slots [TS]

  available and when one of those slots [TS]

  freeze up like then the next video that [TS]

  i will make a decision about will go in [TS]

  that free slot so we'll have 22 on the [TS]

  burners at once but no more than two as [TS]

  opposed to previously when I was just [TS]

  like jumping around all the time and as [TS]

  we discussed in the last episode i think [TS]

  the jumping around was related to my [TS]

  media consumption so i think that that [TS]

  is that's that's definitely related but [TS]

  in a more in a more direct way something [TS]

  that I thought was interesting so when I [TS]

  put the video up I did [TS]

  relax a lot of my controls about like [TS]

  I'm not going to go on social media is [TS]

  simply because like the video is so [TS]

  fundamental to my business and it is so [TS]

  important it's like okay it would just [TS]

  be stupid not to be on reddit today [TS]

  yeah i'm pleased she said that because [TS]

  that would have been a bit ridiculous [TS]

  you you would have been cut your nose [TS]

  off to spite your face in that scenario [TS]

  right it's like and that's why again I [TS]

  when I wrote that article i talked about [TS]

  dialing down because it is not a [TS]

  question of elimination [TS]

  it's a question of reduction is being [TS]

  there when you need to and not when you [TS]

  done right and so what I also did was I [TS]

  decided that it was okay to be looking [TS]

  at at mentions on twitter so i didn't [TS]

  post anything on Twitter so like you're [TS]

  looking for disaster disaster [TS]

  yeah is that that's exactly right like [TS]

  if I just want to see if there's [TS]

  anything coming across the radar that's [TS]

  a real problem or anything that's [TS]

  unexpectedly good and to not be on [TS]

  Twitter would would just be stupid and [TS]

  they would just be done with like I'm [TS]

  releasing a video there might be [TS]

  hundreds of thousands of people watching [TS]

  it today like today is not the day to [TS]

  say like oh I'm just going to sit here [TS]

  in the park and read a book and and pay [TS]

  attention to nothing like it just is not [TS]

  a good idea is it's there's nothing [TS]

  about that that's good so I still didn't [TS]

  post on Twitter except for just the self [TS]

  promotion stuff as per normal but i was [TS]

  looking at [TS]

  mentions coming in and i was looking at [TS]

  the red and seeing conversations that [TS]

  were going on there and as I do on a [TS]

  video day I like to see because you know [TS]

  I'm always very interested in like okay [TS]

  what does the cgpgrey subreddit have to [TS]

  say about this like here are the people [TS]

  who like the work that i do what do they [TS]

  have to say but i'm also very interested [TS]

  to go around on reddit and if there are [TS]

  conversations happening in different [TS]

  corners like where people don't know who [TS]

  i am like they're just discussing the [TS]

  video that is also a very useful kind of [TS]

  feedback to see into cats a subjective [TS]

  yeah it's it's much more objective when [TS]

  people are less aware of who i am as a [TS]

  person in there just like they're [TS]

  looking at a video and making some [TS]

  thoughts about it so that's a I [TS]

  definitely still did that but what I was [TS]

  going to say that was connected to the [TS]

  dialing down is like a so I let the [TS]

  gates open this day but was really [TS]

  interesting was that I saw at least [TS]

  three different sources where people [TS]

  pointed out to me other places where [TS]

  other people had done not the same topic [TS]

  but i would say adjacent topics just in [TS]

  like the last week and oh wow so this to [TS]

  me was a perfect example of man I am so [TS]

  glad i didn't know this now none of the [TS]

  things that people sent to me would have [TS]

  been showstoppers because nobody was [TS]

  doing the exact same thing but all of [TS]

  them were just very close and I feel [TS]

  like that would have i'm glad i didn't [TS]

  even know about things that were closed [TS]

  where the places that you potentially [TS]

  would have seen them [TS]

  yeah yeah oh definitely wow ok so yeah [TS]

  this could have been a showstopper them [TS]

  none of them would have been [TS]

  showstoppers but what might what might [TS]

  have happened had I not done the dialing [TS]

  down thing is that had I seen these [TS]

  things I think it's pretty likely that i [TS]

  would have been less motivated to make [TS]

  the video so i would have been working [TS]

  on it more slowly and then it's also [TS]

  possible that that means I might have [TS]

  missed like the thanksgiving deadline [TS]

  again and then push it onto year for [TS]

  right and then like this is that this is [TS]

  the problem that I have is like if I'm [TS]

  trying to make a video for a deadline [TS]

  and i missed the deadline [TS]

  well [TS]

  well these things take a long time and [TS]

  this is sometimes y like this huge gaps [TS]

  in video upload schedule is like I spent [TS]

  several weeks on this thing I didn't [TS]

  quite make it in time like well like [TS]

  there we go like that actually happened [TS]

  with the brief history of the royal [TS]

  family video they were a couple of royal [TS]

  related events that that video was [TS]

  originally intended for so that was [TS]

  another one that went over a couple of [TS]

  scripts over a couple of different times [TS]

  and I'm eventually made it for the Queen [TS]

  Elizabeth raining longer than Queen [TS]

  Victoria deadline because I really do [TS]

  feel like this is the final one like if [TS]

  you ever can do this video this is the [TS]

  week to do this video but there were [TS]

  there were some other royal related [TS]

  events that that one was originally [TS]

  intended for that i missed but so anyway [TS]

  the bottom line is that [TS]

  the bottom line is that [TS]

  I am glad that I was unaware of the work [TS]

  of other education professionals during [TS]

  the production of this video the thumbs [TS]

  up thumbs up on dialing down [TS]

  so while sense of success they are they [TS]

  have a part of this that that isn't it ? [TS]

  in my mind is does this type of success [TS]

  potentially lead to scenario where you [TS]

  remained all down for a longer period of [TS]

  time I see this sort of stuff and it's [TS]

  like winning and it's like that is I [TS]

  think as much a worry as it is a good [TS]

  thing depending on your outlook again we [TS]

  are recording this towards the end of [TS]

  november and i can say without a doubt i [TS]

  have already decided that I'm going to [TS]

  extend this for another month you're [TS]

  gonna go to the end of the year so i'm [TS]

  going to go to the end of the year like [TS]

  like I think we discussed in the last [TS]

  episode of that's a possibility [TS]

  whereas now I can say that's a that's a [TS]

  definite and in some ways it has had [TS]

  less of an effect on my daily life that [TS]

  I would have originally expected and [TS]

  let's say I want to sit down and and [TS]

  write an article for my website which is [TS]

  like the follow up to a month of reduced [TS]

  internet I don't feel like I have any [TS]

  conclusions yet to write about that i [TS]

  still feel very strongly like I am in [TS]

  the middle of this thing still and i [TS]

  don't i don't really understand it so if [TS]

  I was to sit down and try to say like [TS]

  here's what i figured out from this this [TS]

  month-long experiment i would not have a [TS]

  good article to write about that because [TS]

  I just don't know what the conclusions [TS]

  are so I am I am definitely intending to [TS]

  extend this for a longer period of time [TS]

  and one of the things about extending [TS]

  over december is that i'm going to be [TS]

  taking some time off and that's going to [TS]

  be interesting because it means i will [TS]

  have stretches of time where icon past [TS]

  vacations it would be very likely like [TS]

  I'll spend the day on social media on [TS]

  Twitter and just because i enjoy these [TS]

  things but i want to have like a series [TS]

  of days where I'm deciding like no this [TS]

  is not an option and i need to engage in [TS]

  other activities and see how that goes [TS]

  so I think do this extending it to the [TS]

  end of the year also provides more [TS]

  feedback on what this means in different [TS]

  kind of scenario like if I'm taking a [TS]

  week off what does it mean to not be [TS]

  working [TS]

  and have a week off and also not be [TS]

  going on social media like I don't know [TS]

  the answer to that right now I don't [TS]

  know how that will be [TS]

  did you feel any difference when you're [TS]

  actually preparing the video i felt more [TS]

  focused in the mornings like this is [TS]

  definitely my conclusion from this is [TS]

  that the morning isolation is extremely [TS]

  beneficial i think it really helps with [TS]

  not having mornings unintentionally [TS]

  derailed and it helps with focusing on [TS]

  this limited number of projects so that [TS]

  is definitely good [TS]

  however the the hardest thing was when I [TS]

  was doing the animating I felt like I [TS]

  was losing my mind because this egg the [TS]

  animating as I've often mentioned is [TS]

  this process that I find very tedious [TS]

  and very hard and I've often use Twitter [TS]

  as a as a kind of steam valve to release [TS]

  just a lot of I don't even know I don't [TS]

  even want to say frustration is exactly [TS]

  it but it's it's almost like i have a [TS]

  need for greater stimulus when i'm doing [TS]

  the animation somebody please save me [TS]

  from turning right now [TS]

  yeah yeah that that's kind of what it is [TS]

  and you were on the receiving end of [TS]

  that because i was instant messaging you [TS]

  much more than i would normally do [TS]

  because later really were [TS]

  it was fine because I knew what was [TS]

  going on and I was happy to help but [TS]

  yeah you were very chatty [TS]

  yeah it was like I am NOT a chatty [TS]

  person even people is the message with [TS]

  know that i am not a chatty person in [TS]

  the least what factors like I think Mike [TS]

  will put up with this like I Mike let me [TS]

  look at this ridiculous stock footage [TS]

  that I found right like look at this [TS]

  Buffalo I'm like okay great [TS]

  yeah exactly so i have to say that that [TS]

  was interesting because I genuinely [TS]

  don't think that the like being on [TS]

  Twitter slows me down during animation [TS]

  phase if it does slow me down it's [TS]

  something small it's like five percent [TS]

  or ten percent slower at most but I can [TS]

  say that being on Twitter makes the [TS]

  animation phase 75% more tolerable is [TS]

  that is the way to put [TS]

  it so so that was that was a real [TS]

  frustration and I mean this is this [TS]

  video because it was longer it took a [TS]

  much longer time to animate the most [TS]

  videos it was probably about four full [TS]

  days of animating and I mean really full [TS]

  days of animating yeah what time you up [TS]

  to the last night I felt like you sent [TS]

  me a message at like 5am or something [TS]

  and felt something like that anyway so i [TS]

  posted the video on monday and sunday [TS]

  was the final push was like I want this [TS]

  video up on monday for a variety of [TS]

  reasons and I wanted up early in the [TS]

  morning america time on monday and i'm [TS]

  going to hit this goal and i'm not going [TS]

  to go to sleep until this is done and so [TS]

  sunday i woke up at about seven in the [TS]

  morning and then yeah i sent i sent a [TS]

  message to you and I did a couple of [TS]

  things i looked at the clock and i went [TS]

  to bed at five thirty in the morning on [TS]

  monday and then I slept from 530 until [TS]

  about seven-thirty on Monday morning and [TS]

  then got up and at that point the video [TS]

  was done like the animation was finished [TS]

  at five thirty in the morning but as you [TS]

  know from youtube like there are many [TS]

  things that you need to do to get the [TS]

  video ready to upload and especially [TS]

  when you're uploading a really big file [TS]

  like a 4k thing and i want to put in [TS]

  annotations and like hidden links for [TS]

  people it's like if you're doing [TS]

  something important like I can't imagine [TS]

  how does takes out like all I'm doing is [TS]

  uploading an audio far with an image 22 [TS]

  were not very but like not massively in [TS]

  popular channels even right yeah like if [TS]

  I screwed something up [TS]

  there's not a lot of people that are [TS]

  going to see it and also not a lot of [TS]

  people that would really care so much a [TS]

  given up everybody saw it nobody's gonna [TS]

  be like super upset about it but and [TS]

  also because it doesn't make us a lot of [TS]

  money but if you screw something up on [TS]

  your videos that's like a big problem [TS]

  yeah the YouTube the YouTube is [TS]

  definitely the absolute center of my [TS]

  business right you even though i upload [TS]

  videos less frequently than i do podcast [TS]

  the YouTube is definitely still the [TS]

  central thing so there's a problem with [TS]

  the YouTube video it's a big problem and [TS]

  the infrequency adds to the bigness of [TS]

  the problem like this has to go right [TS]

  you are afforded less mistakes because [TS]

  you don't publish every week [TS]

  yeah and there's also just a lot of [TS]

  stuff to do so i have this whole [TS]

  checklist that I run through words like [TS]

  okay [TS]

  really you have a check in particular is [TS]

  gonna do for the people who support me [TS]

  on patreon it's like okay I have this [TS]

  wall of thanks on my website like I want [TS]

  to go through and I have to update the [TS]

  wall thanks make sure all that's a place [TS]

  make sure that the people who get [TS]

  special thanks in the video description [TS]

  like make sure they're in there so it's [TS]

  like I have to get things ready to go on [TS]

  like three platforms its youtube I have [TS]

  to have all the patreon stuff in place [TS]

  and then I also uploaded to the podcast [TS]

  RSS feed as well so it's like I have to [TS]

  have all of this [TS]

  ready to go so anyway monday morning i [TS]

  got up at about seven and I was ready to [TS]

  go at 11 and i started slowly rolling it [TS]

  out in a couple of different places that [TS]

  starting at about eleven-thirty but but [TS]

  yeah so the the animation days were [TS]

  we're very very long and very very [TS]

  tiring and this is this is the case [TS]

  where I feel like right now I'm going [TS]

  almost through jetlag without flying [TS]

  like that quickly yesterday I was not in [TS]

  a very good state of things like I just [TS]

  way over tired and not thinking super [TS]

  clearly and today I'm starting to become [TS]

  much more like a normal person but yea [TS]

  big animation pushes take a lot out of [TS]

  me and I'm very glad that I got this [TS]

  done like it was up and it was there in [TS]

  time but yeah this this was a this was [TS]

  much more animation than the normal i'm [TS]

  going to try not to i'm going to try not [TS]

  to animate 12 minutes worth of stuff in [TS]

  that short time frame ever again if I [TS]

  can avoid it very happy today this [TS]

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  you have to go into the domain admin [TS]

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  codes that come from a service that [TS]

  you're trying to point your domain to [TS]

  you know something like Shopify or [TS]

  tumblr or square space for example but [TS]

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  thank you so much for however their [TS]

  continued support the show there's a lot [TS]

  of different stuff in this video though [TS]

  like your tone was different you had [TS]

  like the background music was like [TS]

  really really dramatic it was very [TS]

  different [TS]

  I mean I really liked it but it was very [TS]

  different [TS]

  yeah so I mean this is this is this is a [TS]

  bit of a broader topic in some way like [TS]

  making making things for the internet [TS]

  right and I think humans need not apply [TS]

  was the first thing like this that i did [TS]

  that was different [TS]

  yeah that was a lot of stuff going on [TS]

  there yeah we're like I had been known [TS]

  for making brief fast-talking videos and [TS]

  then I made humans need not apply and [TS]

  that was the first time i tried [TS]

  something different i still think that [TS]

  is probably my best work to date when I [TS]

  look at it now there are things that I [TS]

  would change that i would do differently [TS]

  but i'm i'm pretty happy with the way [TS]

  that it that it came out so that was the [TS]

  first time I wasn't talking super fast [TS]

  in a video and with this one as i was [TS]

  writing the script for this i just [TS]

  became more and more aware like my [TS]

  normal style of like fast and breezy and [TS]

  like let's just talk about these things [TS]

  into to like this doesn't work when [TS]

  you're talking about a kind of [TS]

  unintentional genocide like it's just [TS]

  like you know what there's no way [TS]

  there's no way to be super breezy about [TS]

  the death of tens of millions of people [TS]

  it's like you can't make a funny video [TS]

  about how did the Holocaust happen and [TS]

  this this is like a similar kind of [TS]

  topic when you're just talking about [TS]

  many people died and let's talk about [TS]

  why that happened [TS]

  you just can't do that with like upbeat [TS]

  music in the background [TS]

  it just doesn't work it doesn't work at [TS]

  all i think maybe one of the reasons why [TS]

  I never quite got the video ready for [TS]

  earlier Thanksgivings is that the [TS]

  earlier scripts were still much more in [TS]

  my style and it was this year and this [TS]

  time trying to get it done that I [TS]

  realize like i know i need to change [TS]

  this whole thing around like the the [TS]

  whole way that i'm approaching it just [TS]

  won't work and that's why I slowed it [TS]

  way down like I talk slower in this when [TS]

  I talk in humans need not apply and [TS]

  humans need not apply already much [TS]

  slower than my normal style and that was [TS]

  a very deliberate choice to try to try [TS]

  to match the the tone of this thing but [TS]

  so I'm i am very happy with the way it [TS]

  came out I feel like I achieved the tone [TS]

  and the style that I was setting out to [TS]

  achieve and I also think it's very good [TS]

  if if you are making things for the [TS]

  internet I mean I don't know if everyone [TS]

  feels this way but I definitely feel [TS]

  this way that sometimes I want to [TS]

  intentionally but against the trend that [TS]

  i am setting for myself like i don't i [TS]

  don't always want to do the style of [TS]

  video that people are expecting that I [TS]

  do like I think doing things that are [TS]

  different is beneficial for a long-term [TS]

  career and so it would not surprise me [TS]

  if this video ends up being not as [TS]

  popular as the others because i think [TS]

  both the style and the content work [TS]

  against virality this is not sailing [TS]

  with the winds of what spreads well on [TS]

  the internet like this is sailing [TS]

  against the winds but i think it's it's [TS]

  good as a creator to do something [TS]

  different and i feel like i have [TS]

  achieved that you've got to be able to [TS]

  grow and adapt [TS]

  yeah or did not even just grow and adapt [TS]

  its it's this feeling of like it's easy [TS]

  to become a parody of yourself [TS]

  especially if you have a unknown style [TS]

  and that that's the kind of thing that [TS]

  I'm just trying to I don't even say I'm [TS]

  trying to avoid because i like doing the [TS]

  videos in my normal style like I think [TS]

  I'm i think i'm good at that i'm not [TS]

  saying that I'm trying to avoid that [TS]

  it's not like oh I'm gonna make serious [TS]

  videos from now on because i'm a serious [TS]

  video maker so i think i think at the [TS]

  point when people start to refer as a to [TS]

  a video is a cgpgrey style video like [TS]

  indicates that you need to make sure [TS]

  that you don't do that too often i think [TS]

  yeah and and it's just like so I mean I [TS]

  have a rough timeline for videos that [TS]

  are going to come out i mean it [TS]

  excluding this part 2 video like the [TS]

  third thing that's up on my mom I like [TS]

  mint [TS]

  okey with what's probably going to [TS]

  happen next is that I will have another [TS]

  sort of very normal cgpgrey style video [TS]

  like I'm not avoiding that at all but i [TS]

  just think it's good to do stuff that's [TS]

  different sometimes because it's one of [TS]

  the reasons why like when I made a [TS]

  youtube channel i specifically use the [TS]

  channel that was just my name and I [TS]

  didn't use a channel that was called [TS]

  like fast-talking geography vids because [TS]

  then you're you're locking yourself into [TS]

  this thing and even before I had a [TS]

  public career I was very aware of like [TS]

  man I never want to lock myself into [TS]

  this specific thing and I mean that's [TS]

  one of the reasons why even any of the [TS]

  project that i do online like hello [TS]

  Internet [TS]

  what is the title hello Internet mean [TS]

  nothing right or what is the title [TS]

  cortex mean nothing right it can it can [TS]

  be anything because I never want to feel [TS]

  like something is locked into what you [TS]

  decide it's going to be at the start [TS]

  yeah I'm very much subscribe to that so [TS]

  like that the names of my shows have [TS]

  maybe like one exception they are made [TS]

  to be obtuse enough that the show can [TS]

  adapt and change without needing to [TS]

  rebrand yeah I want to be clear for [TS]

  anybody who's thinking about starting [TS]

  something this strategy of like the [TS]

  rebranding strategy it is not [TS]

  necessarily the correct one and i [TS]

  actually think that when you are [TS]

  starting picking something specific [TS]

  gives you a lot of advantages you are [TS]

  much more likely to get things like [TS]

  conference invitations but you that you [TS]

  you have a much more clear group of [TS]

  people who might be interested in you if [TS]

  for your project you pick a specific [TS]

  title that says what it is that you do [TS]

  like and I see that very clearly so i'm [TS]

  at i just want to say like I'm not [TS]

  saying that this is the right strategy [TS]

  for everyone [TS]

  I'm just saying that like I know my own [TS]

  personality well enough that i would [TS]

  feel really hemmed in by that if i had [TS]

  project that had names that said exactly [TS]

  what they are you know that's the reason [TS]

  why this podcast is not called Mike and [TS]

  gray talk about work for exactly [TS]

  90 minutes podcast I couldn't possibly [TS]

  do that which is like I feel so so [TS]

  claustrophobic it's like get me out of [TS]

  this box I can't I can't be in here [TS]

  this is no good so I guess this this [TS]

  video was an example of me picking a [TS]

  topic that I have always found really [TS]

  really interesting working on it for a [TS]

  while realizing that it needs a [TS]

  different style than my normal videos do [TS]

  and then from my perspective like [TS]

  successfully achieving a certain feeling [TS]

  with this video so I'm i have some [TS]

  pretty I am pretty pleased with it and [TS]

  if as I guess it is not as popular some [TS]

  of my other videos I feel like I you [TS]

  know it's fine you know that not [TS]

  everything is always going to be super [TS]

  popular and I'm very happy with the [TS]

  thing that I have made here is doing [TS]

  well though [TS]

  yes it's always hard to know this early [TS]

  you can see it seems to be doing fine [TS]

  but I think I don't have a real good [TS]

  sense until like a month in one of the [TS]

  ways i I've you how successful videos [TS]

  are is how many views do they still get [TS]

  long after they were published like I'm [TS]

  much more interested in how many views [TS]

  does a video get six months from now [TS]

  then I am about like what was the [TS]

  opening weekend when I when I look at [TS]

  any of the stats on my channel i really [TS]

  like to look at like what videos are the [TS]

  most popular in the last 365 days that [TS]

  were not published in the last 365 days [TS]

  that that to me is a real measure of [TS]

  like oh this is a video that obviously [TS]

  is sticking with people [TS]

  what do you love from that I don't know [TS]

  what I learned from that it's that's the [TS]

  kind of thing that I don't think is [TS]

  actionable information like if I was to [TS]

  just take a look at your page right now [TS]

  I'm looking at the numbers right blue [TS]

  and the difference between taking up the [TS]

  UK explain video is your most popular [TS]

  video you're approaching eight million [TS]

  views in the video right but then humans [TS]

  need not apply which is not even with [TS]

  about a year old now is five-and-a-half [TS]

  million who so like that dream tells me [TS]

  like want to look at those two things i [TS]

  would say that you should make more [TS]

  videos like humans need not apply [TS]

  like that is what i see my personal [TS]

  assessment is that humans need not apply [TS]

  is my met is my best video and that also [TS]

  matches up with the how many people are [TS]

  still watching this video long after its [TS]

  published depending on how you look at [TS]

  it depending on what you measure of it [TS]

  is it's your most successful YouTube [TS]

  video by the ways that i would measure [TS]

  success [TS]

  it's the most successful one this is the [TS]

  way I like to look at stuff is over over [TS]

  the long term and so that's why ya think [TS]

  the the America box video is doing fine [TS]

  you know for the first couple of days [TS]

  but I really just feel like I won't know [TS]

  until much further in the future like [TS]

  how how well does this video dude is [TS]

  this is this a video that people are [TS]

  still interested in six months from now [TS]

  like that's that's what i want as a as a [TS]

  successful video and yeah look I'm i [TS]

  have the stats now in front of me likes [TS]

  my like videos that are doing really [TS]

  well that were not published recently [TS]

  it's like humans need not apply the Lord [TS]

  of the Rings videos at the this video [TS]

  will make you angry one like those those [TS]

  are videos that seem to be sticking with [TS]

  people over a long period of time that [TS]

  there's that they're still really [TS]

  interested in even after they've been [TS]

  published so I don't think there's [TS]

  anything super actionable to be drawn [TS]

  from that it's just it's just a thing [TS]

  that I like to be aware of all the [TS]

  action comes in trends likes of America [TS]

  box goes the same way as humans need not [TS]

  apply [TS]

  I think that does tell you something [TS]

  serious long videos with stock footage [TS]

  in them that that's that's the two [TS]

  things that that match those videos up [TS]

  right there longer they're more serious [TS]

  and the presentation is different [TS]

  yeah yeah I guess you're right there is [TS]

  there would be something to be drawn [TS]

  from that if humans need not apply in [TS]

  America box have similar trends over the [TS]

  long scale i guess the reason why i'm [TS]

  saying that it's not actionable is [TS]

  because i feel like i am not in control [TS]

  of the topics that I work on in the [TS]

  sense that i can't i can't set out to [TS]

  make a video that is a long video on a [TS]

  serious topic right it's like I work on [TS]

  the projects that are in [TS]

  listing to me and that somewhat dictates [TS]

  the way that the videos end up as how [TS]

  i'm choosing to explain these things but [TS]

  I if I was setting out to attempt to do [TS]

  a long serious video I i don't think i [TS]

  could just do that was like I'm going to [TS]

  pick a topic and do this thing so that [TS]

  that's what i mean by it it's not [TS]

  actionable it's just like okay well some [TS]

  some video topics will naturally reveal [TS]

  themselves over time to be longer things [TS]

  and and some won't and i am just very [TS]

  fortunate that I'm in the position where [TS]

  i am able to work on the videos that are [TS]

  of interest to me and the topics that [TS]

  are of interest to me and I don't have [TS]

  someone I don't have a boss right who is [TS]

  the CEO of the cgpgrey company who's [TS]

  yelling at me saying like wow the [TS]

  metrics a right long videos right so [TS]

  your job now is to work for eight hours [TS]

  a day online videos it's like that's [TS]

  just does not the position that I'm in [TS]

  and so that's not that's not what i'm [TS]

  going to do so everybody that's kinda [TS]

  subscribe to your channel is used to [TS]

  your style right there used to like hey [TS]

  everyone it's easy to be great you know [TS]

  it's you know it's jolly ish i guess [TS]

  you'd maybe described in what scenarios [TS]

  yeah I'm like the internet santa I'm [TS]

  just a jolly well and you only come once [TS]

  a year that's true and there so they [TS]

  used to have a specific type of video [TS]

  from you right when they see a video [TS]

  pop-up they have an idea of what they're [TS]

  going to be getting and this video kind [TS]

  of isn't that right now immediately a [TS]

  cycle punch in the gut it's like this is [TS]

  super serious listen to how dramatic [TS]

  music is how do people take that if you [TS]

  have feedback that tells you one way or [TS]

  another what people think of it if you [TS]

  look in the YouTube comments which I [TS]

  normally stay away from but having done [TS]

  something is different like I want to I [TS]

  want to try to draw a feedback from as [TS]

  wide of the net as I can cast you know [TS]

  to see what do people think about this [TS]

  so I was overlooked in the YouTube [TS]

  comments and between youtube and read it [TS]

  all the various places like the number [TS]

  of people who are freaking out over how [TS]

  slow the narration is yeah very high [TS]

  oh my very [TS]

  but this this is so weird [TS]

  I've been looking at it now yeah epic I [TS]

  mean it is slow and so you sent me the [TS]

  audio beforehand and I noticed that and [TS]

  i played it for Dina to we will listen [TS]

  to it together little because I knew the [TS]

  story and I wanted to see if she could [TS]

  understand the story just listening to [TS]

  your audio right and it is different [TS]

  there it's very different and you are [TS]

  speaking very slowly but i found that [TS]

  personally helpful because this is a [TS]

  very deep and confusing topic who so [TS]

  talking slowly I think help and also if [TS]

  you talk quickly you do always sound [TS]

  like jolly gray you know like you know [TS]

  the presentation style if you were [TS]

  speaking fast i think it would have [TS]

  sounded like you were maybe making light [TS]

  of this situation if you're talking fast [TS]

  people almost always assume that it's [TS]

  lighter right it's very hard to talk [TS]

  fast and talk serious that I don't think [TS]

  I could I could pull that off there has [TS]

  to be a thousand comments of people [TS]

  complaining that is too slow [TS]

  yeah right like ease that's not an [TS]

  exaggeration I mean easily a thousand [TS]

  literal comments of people saying that [TS]

  is too slow between all the various [TS]

  places that I've have a receipt feedback [TS]

  try to try to broaden this out but just [TS]

  this to me is like an interesting [TS]

  learning point for again any anybody [TS]

  who's listening who wants to make things [TS]

  for the internet like no matter no [TS]

  matter what it is you're trying to make [TS]

  like if you are trying to make something [TS]

  that you wanted to be popular in any [TS]

  sense [TS]

  there are many many things that you need [TS]

  to figure out about feedback from people [TS]

  like how to how to handle the internet [TS]

  and the way that it responds to what you [TS]

  do and there's a couple things to pull [TS]

  out from here so if you look at any of [TS]

  my other videos you will often see many [TS]

  people complaining that I talk too fast [TS]

  and so it's like you look on lots of [TS]

  videos like oh man this video would be [TS]

  great if he could just talk slower and I [TS]

  think especially the last one that I [TS]

  just did the the royal family won the [TS]

  history of the royal family 1i think [TS]

  that one got a disproportionate number [TS]

  of comments where people were saying [TS]

  this is just too fast right you lot [TS]

  going on [TS]

  a minute but that was I think on that [TS]

  one a lot of stuff was actually just not [TS]

  important but that's precisely why i [TS]

  like I made a decision to go almost as [TS]

  fast as i could clearly talk on that one [TS]

  what you laughing at that is funny is [TS]

  you know like if I could just imagine [TS]

  you just really trying to speed it up [TS]

  but it kind of makes sense to me in that [TS]

  one because it was the point of it right [TS]

  like this is a ton of stuff which is not [TS]

  really important to get me to the end [TS]

  the point of it is the structure of the [TS]

  whole thing not the details of any [TS]

  particular branch [TS]

  yeah that that's why I can go fast like [TS]

  it doesn't matter there were four kids [TS]

  into it and I mean you know it matters [TS]

  if you think about it from a human [TS]

  perspective but just looking at the [TS]

  statistics [TS]

  it doesn't matter that there were four [TS]

  kids into of them died yeah exactly and [TS]

  that's why I like on so many of those [TS]

  branches of the family tree like I don't [TS]

  even mention most of the children [TS]

  because it just doesn't like we're just [TS]

  trying to get to the end here it's like [TS]

  we're trying to get the Queen Elizabeth [TS]

  like let's go [TS]

  so that's why I can go fast but so here [TS]

  is the thing that I think I sometimes [TS]

  see people get really mad and buy this [TS]

  and he even even just when people are [TS]

  leaving discussions and red let's say [TS]

  that people are arguing about anything [TS]

  on Reddit i see people lose their mind [TS]

  because they feel like they're arguing [TS]

  with some kind of consistent entity when [TS]

  they're arguing with the internet and it [TS]

  is not a consistent entity and so the [TS]

  the important thing here with feedback [TS]

  is like okay listen the last video i [TS]

  made for two videos ago people were [TS]

  complaining it's too fast now I make a [TS]

  video that's slow and people are [TS]

  freaking out that it's too slow [TS]

  lesson number one from the internet is [TS]

  you have to realize there's no there's [TS]

  no consistency here it's it's different [TS]

  people who are complaining about [TS]

  different things [TS]

  that's just what's going to happen so [TS]

  like lesson number one is if you are [TS]

  trying to make things in such a way so [TS]

  that you don't receive negative feedback [TS]

  you are always going to lose that game [TS]

  you just you just can't make a thing and [TS]

  put it on the internet and expect that [TS]

  everyone is going to like it [TS]

  it's just not possible like if your goal [TS]

  if you want to be like i've crafted this [TS]

  thing and here internet let me put it [TS]

  out for you to love and adore if that I [TS]

  give that's your thought process that I [TS]

  think you shouldn't make things for the [TS]

  entry [TS]

  that if you want everyone to like them [TS]

  because it's just not going to happen if [TS]

  any number of people see the things that [TS]

  you make and you have to learn to be [TS]

  okay with situations where it's like [TS]

  listen in this example with the [TS]

  narration pace if you are making a video [TS]

  you will never ever find a narration [TS]

  pace that makes everybody happy [TS]

  it's just it's just not going to happen [TS]

  no matter what you do you know if you [TS]

  try to hit the hit exactly like someone [TS]

  is going to complain it's either too [TS]

  fast or too slow because they're [TS]

  different people like you just you're [TS]

  crossing various people's boundaries [TS]

  about what is acceptable what is too [TS]

  fast or what is too slow and this goes [TS]

  for absolutely anything that you make i [TS]

  think in the podcasting world is [TS]

  something similar to this which is [TS]

  talking about the length of podcasts and [TS]

  you hear this in the industry where it's [TS]

  like people complain that the podcasts [TS]

  are too long and then you make them [TS]

  short people go all the podcasts are too [TS]

  short now you know or you you do a [TS]

  podcast and psycho this is a big serious [TS]

  podcast that's talking about a topic and [TS]

  its people go like oh it's not fun [TS]

  anymore like you're talking about this [TS]

  big serious thing and then if you do a [TS]

  podcast has a bunch of like little [TS]

  things people go i miss the topics right [TS]

  you you can never ever expect to make [TS]

  something that everybody likes and you [TS]

  just you have to like walk into the [TS]

  internet understanding and accepting [TS]

  that like it's ok it's ok that not [TS]

  everybody likes the thing that you have [TS]

  made it is it is a kind of lunacy to [TS]

  expect otherwise yet i see people all [TS]

  the time who make things for the [TS]

  internet and then they seem to get [TS]

  deeply upset and wounded that not [TS]

  everybody likes the thing that they have [TS]

  made like it's just it's just never ever [TS]

  ever going to happen like that [TS]

  so how she felt in general about the [TS]

  feedback that you've received for this [TS]

  video then so I think maybe this is a [TS]

  good stage for like lesson to about [TS]

  receiving feedback on the internet which [TS]

  is that if you make things for the [TS]

  internet it has to be you that judges [TS]

  the validity of any complaints that [TS]

  people have and so the again if they [TS]

  tried think about this like you have to [TS]

  map out the various actions like let's [TS]

  say you make something for the [TS]

  internet and you are very happy with the [TS]

  thing that you have made and you wanted [TS]

  to be super popular but when you put it [TS]

  out on the internet everybody hates it [TS]

  and it gets a very low number of views [TS]

  ok that's like that's like a sad moment [TS]

  for anybody who's trying to be a [TS]

  professional creator like nobody likes [TS]

  it and very few people watch it like its [TS]

  out that's that's very sad [TS]

  the thing to learn from that is your [TS]

  assessment of the thing being good was [TS]

  was not correct like you you were [TS]

  miscalibrated for how good this thing [TS]

  really was but if you make something and [TS]

  lots of people see it and there is some [TS]

  segments of people who don't like the [TS]

  thing so for example like it will take [TS]

  all of the like your narration was too [TS]

  slow on this last video feedback that [TS]

  feedback doesn't affect me because like [TS]

  my own assessment of it was no this was [TS]

  this was the correct pace for this video [TS]

  and so now this is a situation where [TS]

  it's like okay I think that I did the [TS]

  right thing and the video seems to be [TS]

  doing okay in terms of popularity and so [TS]

  the criticism from the two slowness like [TS]

  ill this is this doesn't affect me right [TS]

  this is not relevant because going back [TS]

  to rule number one like you can't make [TS]

  everybody happy and that means like you [TS]

  as the creator of a thing you are the [TS]

  person who decides what criticism is [TS]

  valid and what criticism isn't valid [TS]

  implicitly hear what I'm trying to argue [TS]

  against is is sometimes an attitude that [TS]

  creators have which is like just ignore [TS]

  all of the feedback right don't you know [TS]

  you just make a thing and people will be [TS]

  mean and just ignore all of the feedback [TS]

  and don't pay attention to that and I [TS]

  don't take that position I think that it [TS]

  is good to look at the feedback and if [TS]

  if you shut out the whole rest of the [TS]

  world you become like an isolated crazy [TS]

  king in a castle which is like oh I am [TS]

  living in this in this world of my own [TS]

  creation and I'm decided that everything [TS]

  that I do is great so you have to let [TS]

  feedback in into [TS]

  to your world you have to look at the [TS]

  comments you have to look at what people [TS]

  are saying but it doesn't mean that you [TS]

  have to accept every criticism is valid [TS]

  and i think that's that's one of the [TS]

  things that I see with newer creators is [TS]

  they make the mistake of assuming that [TS]

  all criticism is valid and that's not [TS]

  the case like you have to decide when [TS]

  the criticism is valid like like as an [TS]

  example i have received criticism [TS]

  sometimes that people don't like the [TS]

  background music that i do in the videos [TS]

  that is an example of I saw people being [TS]

  critical about that and I thought about [TS]

  it and I came to the conclusion that [TS]

  like I agree with that criticism I [TS]

  wouldn't have thought of that on my own [TS]

  because frankly I don't often really [TS]

  think a lot about the background music [TS]

  it's always like a great i have to do [TS]

  this thing now I with a stupid [TS]

  background music and just kind of throw [TS]

  it on at the end but it's like I know [TS]

  that criticism was correct but like I am [TS]

  the one judging that like yes this [TS]

  person has pointed out a thing in my [TS]

  videos that could be better and I think [TS]

  they're right on that and so that's [TS]

  things like okay I've taken that on [TS]

  board and i have tried to spend more [TS]

  time selecting music or like for this [TS]

  video [TS]

  this is a time where like I commissioned [TS]

  custom music to be made for it because [TS]

  it's like no this is never going to work [TS]

  if I just tried the last moment just to [TS]

  get some some random music underneath [TS]

  this you shouldn't shut yourself off [TS]

  from all criticism but that you are the [TS]

  one who has to make decisions about [TS]

  whether or not the criticism is valid or [TS]

  invalid and like this is this is the [TS]

  process of being a person who makes [TS]

  things for the internet I liked music [TS]

  yeah it was it was done I got allen key [TS]

  on youtube to put it together for me and [TS]

  he did it he did a great job you did a [TS]

  really great job and the music was so [TS]

  good that one of the things i actually [TS]

  did was I didn't know exactly what [TS]

  pieces i was going to use where but when [TS]

  I was doing the audio recording on the [TS]

  day i actually had some of the sections [TS]

  of the music playing very softly in my [TS]

  headphones while I was recording the [TS]

  audio [TS]

  that's a clever type thing it was really [TS]

  helpful because it also helped it helped [TS]

  me try to match the slowness pitch to [TS]

  what the music was going to sound like [TS]

  here's a particular segment of music and [TS]

  you want to hear this and talk through [TS]

  it at an appropriate pace and like [TS]

  that's something I never would have done [TS]

  a while ago [TS]

  well it's the music to setting the tone [TS]

  then it is very helpful for you to hear [TS]

  that when you're recording [TS]

  yeah that is something I've never done [TS]

  before it was a very interesting [TS]

  experience [TS]

  I don't think I always need to do that [TS]

  but like oh this is now another tool in [TS]

  like the tool chest of of making things [TS]

  like okay for some videos if you can get [TS]

  music ahead of time like maybe it's [TS]

  helpful to hear that while you're [TS]

  actually recording the audio yet i don't [TS]

  think it matters all the time but I can [TS]

  definitely see for some future projects [TS]

  that i'm thinking of like oh yes this is [TS]

  a thing that I might want to do in the [TS]

  future and like okay this is definitely [TS]

  a place where the videos get stronger [TS]

  than because if the narration matches [TS]

  the music in the background even better [TS]

  like now the whole thing is better and [TS]

  this like this is this is an improvement [TS]

  that has grown out of criticism that [TS]

  would not have occurred to me on my own [TS]

  so the next video is already set isn't [TS]

  it [TS]

  well well here's the thing like here's [TS]

  the thing like there is not a such thing [TS]

  as set when you're me Mike the yeah this [TS]

  would not be the first time that I have [TS]

  promised a second part to something and [TS]

  take in a very very long time to deliver [TS]

  on that that second part and even when [TS]

  towards the end when I was discussing [TS]

  the project with my wife and I mentioned [TS]

  like okay this is the here like she was [TS]

  listening to the early audio and this is [TS]

  where a minute mentioned part 2 and she [TS]

  looked at me and she said didn't you [TS]

  swear to me that you were never ever [TS]

  going to promise apart to ever again [TS]

  because it's always worked out [TS]

  disastrously when you do that I was like [TS]

  yeah I have said that but this time is [TS]

  going to be totally different i swear [TS]

  uh [TS]

  now i feel bad like I feel like now [TS]

  there's a button it so what I said [TS]

  before about this this thing that I'm [TS]

  trying now which is to work on only two [TS]

  projects at a time now that this the [TS]

  America box video is up i'm going to put [TS]

  part 2 in the slot that was the America [TS]

  box part but that doesn't mean that the [TS]

  the other video that I'm working on [TS]

  might come out before part two comes out [TS]

  like I'm not I'm not making any promises [TS]

  that part 2 is going to be the next [TS]

  video [TS]

  it may just happen to be that has been [TS]

  working on these to the other one comes [TS]

  close to completion much faster in an [TS]

  unexpected way and also you well you'll [TS]

  see when it goes out but that's another [TS]

  video that's going to be a little little [TS]

  bit different than normal stuff so it [TS]

  may happen to come out sooner than part [TS]

  2 but it actually is that like I feel [TS]

  very confident that i won't run into any [TS]

  last-minute problems with part to that [TS]

  derail it for years and years like has [TS]

  happened in the past like saying this [TS]

  like what well I've everybody that I [TS]

  know you be the person at least likely [TS]

  to say something like this i am very [TS]

  tired and I'm very overconfident so I at [TS]

  this moment cannot foresee even the [TS]

  potential of future problems in the [TS]

  production process [TS]