Stephanie is engrossed in Kent Beck's Substack newsletter, which she appreciates for its "working thoughts" format. Unlike traditional media that undergo rigorous editing, Kent's content is more of a work-in-progress, focusing on thought processes and evolving ideas. Joël has been putting a lot of thought into various tools and techniques and realized that they all fall under one umbrella term: analysis. From there, Stephanie and Joël discuss all the productivity tricks they like to use in their daily workflows. Do you have some keyboard shortcuts you like? Are you an Alfred wizard? What are some tools or mindsets around productivity that make YOUR life better? Kent Beck's Substack Tidy First? (https://tidyfirst.substack.com/) Debugging: Listing Your Assumptions (https://thoughtbot.com/blog/debugging-listing-your-assumptions) Dash (https://kapeli.com/dash) Alfred (https://www.alfredapp.com/) Rectangle (https://rectangleapp.com/) Meeter (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/meeter-for-zoom-teams-co/id1510445899) Vim plugins (https://github.com/thoughtbot/dotfiles/blob/main/vimrc.bundles#L32-L50) from thoughtbot's dotfiles, including vim-projectionist () for alternate files Go To Spec VS Code plugin (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Lourenci.go-to-spec) Feedbin (https://feedbin.com/) Energy Makes Time by Mandy Brown (https://everythingchanges.us/blog/energy-makes-time/) Transcript: AD: Ruby developers, The Rocky Mountain Ruby Conference returns to Boulder, Colorado, on October 5th and 6th. Join us for two days of insightful talks from experienced Ruby developers and plenty of opportunities to connect with your Ruby community. But that's not all. Nestled on the edge of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a haven for outdoor lovers of all stripes. Take a break from coding. Come learn and enjoy at the conference and explore the charm of Downtown Boulder: eclectic shops, first-class restaurants and bars, and incredible street art everywhere. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and the many microbrew pubs that Boulder has to offer. Grab your tickets now at rockymtnruby.dev and be a part of the 2023 Rocky Mountain Ruby Conference. That's rockymtnruby.dev, October 5th and 6th in Boulder. See you there. JOËL: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Bike Shed, a weekly podcast from your friends at thoughtbot about developing great software. I'm Joël Quenneville. STEPHANIE: And I'm Stephanie Minn. And together, we're here to share a bit of what we've learned along the way. JOËL: So, Stephanie, what's new in your world? STEPHANIE: So, I have a new piece of content that I'm consuming lately. That is Kent Beck's Substack [chuckles], Kent Beck of Agile Manifesto and Extreme Programming notoriety. I have been really enjoying this trend of independent content creation in the newsletter format lately, and I subscribe to a lot of newsletters for things outside of work as well. I've been using an RSS feed to like, keep track of all of the dispatches I'm following in that way so that it also kind of keeps out of my inbox. And it's purely just for when I'm in an internet-reading kind of mood. But I subscribed to Kent's Substack. Most of his content is behind a subscription. And I've been really enjoying it because he treats it as a place for a lot of his working thoughts, kind of a space that he uses to explore topics that could be whole books. But he is still in the phase of kind of, like, thinking them through and, like, integrating, you know, different things he's learning, and acknowledging that, like, yeah, like, not all of these ideas are fully fleshed, but they are still worth publishing for people who might be interested in kind of his thought process or where his head is at. And I think that is really cool and very different from just, like, other types of content I consume, where there has been, like, a lot of, especially more traditional media, where there has been, like, more editing involved and a lot of time and effort to reach a final product. And I'm curious about this, like I mentioned, trend towards a little less polished and people just publishing things as they're working through them and acknowledging that the way they're thinking about things can change over time. JOËL: It sounds like this is kind of halfway between a book which has gone through a lot of editing and, you know, a tweet thread, which is pure stream of consciousness. STEPHANIE: Yeah, that's a really great insight, actually. And I think that might be my sweet spot in terms of things I enjoy consuming or reading because I like that room for change and that there is a bit of a, you know, community aspect to Substack where you can comment on posts. But, at least in my experience, has seemed, like, relatively healthy because it is, you know, you're kind of with a community of people who are at least invested or willing to pay [chuckles] for the content. So, there is some amount of good faith involved. His newsletter title itself it's called "Tidy First?" And so, that almost implies that it's, like, something he's still exploring or experimenting with, which I think is really cool. It's not like a I have discovered, like, the perfect way to do things, and, you know, you must always tidy first before you do your software development. He's kind of in the position of, this is what I think works, and this is my space for continuing to refine this idea. JOËL: I'm curious: are there any sort of articles that you've read or just thoughts in general that you've seen from Kent that are particularly impactful or memorable to you? STEPHANIE: Yeah. One I read today during my investment time is called Accountability in Software Development. And it was a very interesting take on the idea of accountability, not necessarily, like, when it's forced by others or external forces like a manager or, you know, your organization, but when it comes from yourself. And he describes it as a way to feel comfortable and confident in the work that he's doing and also building trust in himself and in his work but also in his teams. By being transparent and literally accounting for the things that he's doing and sharing them, communicating them publicly, that almost ends up diminishing any kind of, like, distrust, or shame, or any of those weird kind of squishy things that can happen when you hide those things or, like, hide what you're doing. It becomes a way to foster the good parts of working with other people but not in a necessarily like, resentful way or in a hierarchical way. I was really interested in the idea of accountability, ultimately, like, for yourself, and then that ends up just propagating to the team. JOËL: That's a really interesting topic because I think it sort of sits at the intersection of the personal and the technical. STEPHANIE: Yeah, absolutely. He mentions more technical strategies or tasks that kind of do the same thing. You know, he mentions test-driven development, as well as, like, a way of holding yourself accountable to writing software that, you know, doesn't have bugs in it. So, I think that it can be applied to, you know, exactly both of those, like, interpersonal stuff and also technical aspects too, anyway, that's what's new in my world. Joël, what about you? JOËL: So, this year, I've been putting a lot of thought into a variety of tools and processes. And I think I've come to the realization that they all really fall under one kind of umbrella term, and that would be analysis. It's a common step in some definitions of the traditional software development lifecycle. And it's where you try to after you've kind of gathered the requirements, try to break them down and understand what exactly that means from a technical perspective, what needs to happen. And so, a lot of the things that have been really fascinating to me this year have been different techniques that I can use to become better at that sort of phase. STEPHANIE: Wow. That's very powerful, I think. And honestly, the first thing that comes to mind is, how do you make time for it? JOËL: I think we all do it to a certain extent. You know, you pick up a ticket, and there is a prose description of some work to be done, hopefully not telling you directly, like, just go make a change to this class, but here's a business problem to be solved. And then you have to sort of figure out how to break it down. So, this can be as simple as, oh, what objects, what classes do I need to introduce for this change? But it might be more subtle in terms of thinking, okay, well, what are the edge cases I need to think about? Where are things that could fail, and how am I going to handle failure? So, there's a variety of techniques that you can use to get better at all of these. You can use them kind of at the micro level when thinking about just a ticket. You can use them when working on a larger epic, a larger initiative, a whole project because I think analysis fits into kind of all of these levels. And so, I think those are the techniques that have been most exciting to me this year and that have really connected. STEPHANIE: That is very exciting. It's triggering a lot of thoughts for me about how I incorporate analysis into my work and how that has actually evolved; where I think before, earlier in my career, I assumed that the analysis had been done by someone else who knew better than me or who knew more than me. And that by the time that you know, a piece of work kind of landed in my lap, I was like, okay, well, I just want to know what to do, right? Like, I want someone else to tell me what to do [laughs]. But now I think I have taken it upon myself to do more of that and, like, have realized that it's part of my role. And sometimes it will now be kind of a flag or, like, a signal to me when that hasn't been done. And I can tell when I receive a ticket, and it's, like, maybe missing the business problem or doesn't have enough information. And determining whether that is information that I need to go and find out, or if there's someone else who I can work together with to do that analysis with, or having a better understanding of, like, what is within my realm of analysis to do, and what I need to encourage other people to do analysis for before the work is ready for me. JOËL: I think there is an interesting distinction between more traditional requirements gathering and analysis, where traditional requirements gathering is getting all that business problem information from product people, from customers, things like that. The analysis step is often a little bit more about breaking down a business problem into, like, what are the technical ramifications of that? But there can be a little of a synergy there where sometimes, once you start exploring the technical side of it, it might bring up a lot of edge cases that have impacts on the product side, on the business side. And then you have to go back to the businesspeople and say, "Hey, we only talked about sort of the happy path. What happens if payment is declined? What do we want to do there?" And now we're back in sort of that requirements gathering phase a little bit more rather than purely analysis. But it can come out of an analysis phase where you've done maybe some state machine diagramming to try to better understand how things flow from one phase to another. Or maybe you were building out a truth table for some complex logic and realized, wait a minute, there's an edge case I didn't handle. It's not a strictly linear process. The two kind of feed into each other and, honestly, into the implementation side as well. STEPHANIE: Yeah, I'm with you there. I'm thinking about a piece of work that I've been working on, where we were thinking of doing a database migration and adding some new columns to a table. But the more I dug into it, the more I realized that that was the first idea or the immediate idea that came from a need that I had limited information about. And what was nice was I was able to sit on it for a little bit, get some input from others. And I realized that there were all of these things that I couldn't answer yet. And someone, I think literally asked in a code review if you've already done this analysis, between knowing that these columns will be the kind of extent of what you need versus, you know, will the data end up needing more columns? And should the data model be a little more flexible to that potential change? And they said, "If you had already done this analysis, then, like, otherwise, it looks good to me." And I was like, "Oh, I didn't." [laughs] And that encouraged me to go back to some cross-functional members of the team and ask more questions. And that has taken more time. That was another challenge that I had to encounter was saying like, "Yeah, we started this, and we made some progress. But actually, we need to revisit a few things, like a few parts of the premise, before continuing on." JOËL: Are there any techniques or approaches that you particularly enjoy when it comes to doing an analysis or that maybe are go-to's for you? STEPHANIE: Reminding myself to revisit my assumptions [laughs], or at least even starting by being really clear about what I'm assuming, right? Because I think that has to happen first before you can even revisit them is having an awareness of what assumptions you're making. And I actually think this is where collaboration has been really helpful, where I've been working on this task with another developer on my team. And when we've been talking about it, I found myself saying, "Oh, I'm assuming this," right? Or, like, I'm assuming that the stakeholder knows what they need [laughs]. And that's why we're going to do it this way, where we were kind of given the pieces of data that we should be persisting. And the more that we had that conversation, the more I realized, like, actually, like, I'm not convinced that they have that full picture of, like, what they need in the future. And because we're making this decision now, like, we are turning, you know, literally from, like, the abstract into, like, a concrete change [chuckles] in the database, now seems like...now that we're faced with that decision, it seems like a good time to revisit the assumption that I was making. And that has proved helpful in making ultimately, like, a more informed decision about, like, which way to go technically. But I personally have found a lot of value in verbally processing it with someone else. It's a lot harder for me to identify them, I think, when I'm in my own head. JOËL: That's really interesting that you keyed in on the idea of assumptions. I typically think of assumptions being, like, so important mostly in debugging rather than analysis. In fact, I wrote a whole blog post about why listing your assumptions is so important as part of your debugging process. Now, like, my mind is spinning a little bit. I'm like, oh, I wonder if I could use some of those, like, debugging techniques as part of more of my analysis step. And could that make me better? So, I think you've put me on a whole, like, thought track of, like, oh, how many of these debugging techniques can I use to make my analysis better? So, that's really cool. STEPHANIE: Yeah, and vice versa. So, a few minutes ago, I'd asked you how you make time for that analysis. Because I was thinking that, you know, in my day-to-day work, I'm juggling so many things. I often find myself running out of time and not able to do all of it. And that, I think, leads us really well into our topic for this episode, which is productivity tricks and ways that we make the most use out of our limited time. JOËL: I think I may have a maybe a bit of a controversial opinion on productivity tricks. I feel like a lot of productivity tricks don't actually make me that much faster. Like, maybe I save a couple of minutes a day, maybe 5 or 10 a day with productivity tricks. And, sure, that adds up over the course of a year. But there are other things I could do in terms of, like, maybe better habits, better managing of my schedule that probably have a much more significant impact. Where I think they are incredibly valuable, though, is not directly making me better with my time management but managing my focus, allowing me to kind of keep in the flow and get things done without getting sidetracked. Or just kind of giving me the things that I need in the moment that I need them so that I'm not getting on to a subtask that I don't really need to be doing. STEPHANIE: Yeah. I really like that reframing of what helps you focus because as I was brainstorming ways that I stay on track for my work, I think I ended up discovering a similar theme where it wasn't so much, like, little snippets and tools for me, as opposed to how I structure all of the noise, I guess, in my day-to-day work and being able to see what it is that I need to care about the most right now. JOËL: I think one of the things that I've tried to do for myself is to make it easy to have access to the information and the tools that I need. Probably one of the most useful bits of that is a combination of the documentation viewer Dash and the...I'm not sure what it would be called– launcher, productivity manager tool for Mac. Alfred, with a CMD + Space, it brings up this bar I can type into. And then you can trigger all sorts of things from there. And so I can type the name of a language or some kind of keyword that I have set up and the name of a method. And then, all of a sudden, it'll show me everything like, you know, top five results. And I can hit Enter, and it will bring up the documentation for that. So, if I want to say, oh yeah, what is the order of the arguments for Enumerable's inject method (which I constantly forget)? You know, it's a few keyboard shortcuts, you know, CMD + Space Ruby Enumerable inject. It's fuzzy finding, so I probably don't even need to type all of that. Hit Enter, and I have the documentation right in front of me. So, that makes it so that I can get access to that with very little amount of context shifting. STEPHANIE: Yeah. I like what you said about how the tools are really helping you, like, narrow down, like, the views of, like, what is most important for you in that moment, and it's doing a little bit of that work for you. I think the couple of tools and apps that I actually did want to share are kind of similar. One MacOS app I really like is called Rectangle for windows management, which is really crucial for me because I don't enjoy like, swiping and tabbing between applications. I would much prefer just seeing, usually, just two things. I try to keep my screen limited to two different windows at once because once it gets more than that, I'm already just, like, overwhelmed [laughs]. And as I'm trying to focus a little bit more on just having, like, one thing be the focus of my attention at a time, Rectangle has been really nice in just really quickly being able to do my windows resizing. So, I usually have, like, either things split between my screen half and half. Like, right now, I have your face on my screen as we record this podcast, and then my notes editing software for taking notes about what we talk about. During my development workflow, it's usually, you know, just my editor, my terminal, and then maybe my browser ends up being, like, the thing that I tab into. But I'm able to just, like, set that all up, and as I need those windows to change depending on what my focus has been shifted to, to kind of make more space for whatever I'm reading, or looking at, or processing visually. The keyboard shortcuts that Rectangle...that I have now, you know, ingrained into my fingers [laughs] has been really helpful. It's like, I'm not fussing with just, like, too many things open. JOËL: I have yet to, like, dive into a window manager. I'm still in the clunky world of CMD tabbing. But maybe I should give that a try. STEPHANIE: For me, it has helped even just, like, identify the things that I need to give more space to on my screen and aggressively, like, cut everything else [laughs]. So, that's a really great MacOS app. And then, the other one is actually kind of a similar vein. It's called Meeter, M-E-E-T-E-R. And it has been really helpful for managing my meetings, especially my video call meetings where the video call software that's being used for the meeting may be variable. And also, when I have multiple email addresses that meetings are being sent to, you're able to sign into all of your calendar accounts. And it provides a really nice view of all of your meetings. It has a really, like, minimal, I guess, design in your toolbar, where it shows you how many minutes until your next meeting. And from that toolbar button, you can click to go to the video conferencing software directly for whatever meeting is up next. And you don't have to, you know, scramble to open Google Meet, or Zoom, or Webex, or whatever it is. And that's [chuckles] been nice, again, just kind of, like, cutting down on the amount of stuff that I need to remember and shift through to get to my destination. JOËL: I think I'm hearing kind of two themes emerge out of some of the things that we've shared. And I'd like to maybe explore them a little bit; one is the power of keyboard shortcuts. And I think that's maybe what a lot of us think of when we think of productivity apps, at least developers, right? We love keyboard shortcuts. And then, secondly, I think I'm hearing automation, right? So, you don't have to go through and, like, find that email or calendar link to find the Zoom link or whatever. It shows up in your toolbar. So, maybe we can dig into a little bit of the idea of keyboard shortcuts. Are you a person who like customizes a lot of keyboard shortcuts? And is that a part of your kind of productivity setup? STEPHANIE: Well, a while ago, we had talked about not keyboard shortcuts in the context of productivity, but I think I had mentioned that I was trying to use my mouse less [chuckles] because I was getting a little bit of wrist pain. And I think that actually has rolled into a little bit of, you know, just, like, more efficient navigation on my computer. I think my keyboard shortcut usage is mostly around window management, like I mentioned. I do feel like I have, like, a medium amount of efficiency in my editor. Sometimes, when I'm pairing with other people who use Vim, I'm, like, shook by how fast they're moving. And I have figured out what works for me in VS Code, and I don't think I need to get any faster. You know, I've just accepted that [laughs]. In fact, it's almost, like, the amount of speed and friction that I have, in my experience, is actually a little more beneficial for the speed that my mind works [laughs]. It kind of helps me slow down when I need to think about what I'm doing as opposed to just, like, being able to, like, do anything at my fingertips, and kind of my brain is just not able to think that fast. And then navigating Slack, which is where I also spend a lot of my time on my computer. Now, using Slack with my keyboard shortcuts has been really helpful because, again, I'm not, like, mindlessly browsing or clicking around. I'm just looking at my unread messages. One non-keyboard shortcut I really like with Slack is Command + K, which is the jump-to feature. And so, I'm using that to go to a specific channel that I know I'm looking for or my own personal DMs, where I keep a lot of notes as well. And, honestly, I think that's, like, the extent of my keyboard shortcut usage. I'm curious what your setup is in regards to that, though. JOËL: I think I'm similar to you in that I have not kind of maxed out the productivity around keyboard shortcuts. You'd mentioned the jump to in Slack. Several pieces of software have something kind of like that. It might be some sort of omnibar, or a command palette, or something like that, where you really just need to know...CMD + K, or CMD + P, CTRL + P are common ones. Then you can sort of, like, type a few characters to just describe the thing you want to do, or a search you want to make, or something like that. Just knowing that one keyboard shortcut for your one piece of software gets you, I don't know, 80% of the productivity that you want. It's kind of amazing. I love the idea of an omnibar. STEPHANIE: Yeah, I hadn't heard of omnibar as a phrase before, but that feels very accurate. I like that a lot, too, where it's, like, oftentimes, I don't do whatever particular thing enough necessarily for it to justify a keyboard shortcut, for me at least. I'm still able to be fast enough to get to, like I said, that final destination or the action that I want to take with a more universal shortcut like that. JOËL: In my editor...so I use Vim, and I got used to Vim's keyboard-based navigation. And that is something that I deeply appreciate, maybe not so much for speed but being able to almost kind of feel one with the machine. And the cursor moves around, and I don't have to, like, think about moving it. It's really a magical sort of feeling. And it's become so much muscle memory now that I can just sort of...the cursor jumps around, things change out. And I'm not, like, constantly thinking about it to the point where now, if I'm in any other editor, I really want to get those shortcuts or, I guess, maybe not shortcuts but a Vim-style navigation, keyboard-based navigation. STEPHANIE: Yeah, it sounds like it's not so much the time savings but the power that you have or the control that you have over your tools. JOËL: Yes. And I think, again, the idea of focus. Navigation has stopped becoming a thing where I have to actively think about it. And I feel like I really do just sort of think my fingers are on the keyboard. I'm not having to, like, do a physical motion where I switch my hands. Like, I'm typing, and I'm writing code, then I have to switch my hand away to a mouse to shift around or, like, move my hand off the home row to, like, find the arrow keys and, like, move around. I just kind of think, and the cursor jumps up. It's great. Maybe I'd be the same if I'd put a lot of time into getting really good at, you know, maybe arrow-based navigation. I still think the mouse you have to move your hand off. It breaks just in the tiniest little way the flow. So, for me, I really appreciate being fully keyboard-based when I'm writing code. STEPHANIE: Right. Being one with the keyboard. As you were talking about that, I very viscerally felt, you know, when you encounter a new piece of technology, and you're trying to navigate it for the first time, and you're like, wow, like, that takes so much mental overhead that it's, you know, just completely disruptive to the goal that you're trying to achieve with the software itself. JOËL: Yeah, it is a steep learning curve. So, we've talked about custom keyboard shortcuts in the editor. But it's common for people to augment their editor with plugins, maybe even some kind of, like, snippet manager to maybe expand snippets or to paste common pieces in. Is that something that you've done in your editor setup? I think you said you use VS Code as your sort of daily editor. STEPHANIE: Yeah, that's right. I actually think I almost forgot about some of my little bits of automation because they are just so spelled for me [laughs] that I don't have to think about them. But you prompting me just now reminded me that there are a few that I'd like to shut out. Snippets-wise, I mostly use them for when I'm writing tests and just having the it blocks or the context blocks expand out for me so I don't have to do any of that typing of the setup there. And since I do use a terminal outside of my editor...I know that some people really like kind of having that integrated and being able to run tests even faster without having to switch to a different application, but I like having them separate. There is a really great plugin called Go to Spec where you can be in any, you know, application code file, and it will pull up the spec file for you. I've been really enjoying that, and that is what helps my test writing be a little more automated, even though I'm having it in separate applications. JOËL: That is really useful. So, as a Vim user, I also have a plugin that does something similar, where I can switch to what's considered the alternate for a particular file, which is typically the spec, or if I'm in the spec, it'll switch to the source file that the spec is testing. STEPHANIE: And then, I do have one really silly one, which is that I got so sick and tired of not remembering how to, you know, type the symbols for string interpolation in Ruby that has also become a snippet where the hash key and the [inaudible 28:48] brackets can [laughs] populate it for me. JOËL: I love it. So, Stephanie, I'd like to go back to something you were talking about earlier in the show. When you were sharing about what was new in your world and, you mentioned that you subscribe to the Substack and that you subscribe to, actually, a lot of newsletters, and you said something that really caught my attention. You were saying that you don't want these all cluttering up your email inbox. And instead, you send all of these to an RSS reader application. What kind of application do you like to use? STEPHANIE: I use Feedbin for this. And I actually think that this was recommended by Chris Toomey back in the day on a previous Bike Shed episode before you and I hosted the show. But that has been really awesome. It has a just, like, randomly generated email address you can use when you sign up for newsletters. You use that instead. And I really like having that distinction because I honestly treat my email inbox as a bit of a to-do list, where I am archiving or deleting a lot of stuff. And then the things that remain in my inbox are things that I need to either respond to, or do, or get back to in some way. And then yeah, when I've completed it, then that's when I archive or delete. But now that we do have all this great content back in email form, I needed a separate space for that, where I similarly kind of treat it as, like, a to-read list. And yeah, like, I look at my unreads in the newsletter RSS reader that I'm using and go through that when I'm in a blog-reading kind of mood. JOËL: I really like that separation because I'm kind of like you. I treat my inbox as a to-do list. And it's hard to have newsletters come in and, like, I'm not ready to read them. But I don't want them in my to-do, or, like, they'll just kind of sit there and get mixed in and maybe, like, filtered down to the bottom. So, having that explicit separation to say, hey, here's the place I go to when I am in a reading mood, then I can read things. I think there's also I've sort of trained myself to only check my email during certain times. So, for example, I will not check my work email outside of working hours. But if I'm on the subway going somewhere and I've got some time where I could do some reading, it would probably be a good thing to be going through some kind of newsletter or something like that. So, I either have to remember to go back to it, or what I tend to do is just scroll Twitter and hope that someone has shared that link, and then I read it there, which is not a particularly effective way of doing things. So, I might try the RSS feed reader tool. What was it called? STEPHANIE: Feedbin. JOËL: Feedbin. All right, I might try to get into that. STEPHANIE: Yeah, I look forward to hearing if that ends up working for you because I agree, having the two separate spaces has been really helpful because I don't want to get distracted by my email/to-do list inbox if I'm just wanting to do a bit of reading, enjoy some content. So, one more theme around productivity that I don't think we've quite mentioned yet, but maybe we've talked a little bit around, is the idea that it's, at least for me, it's a product of time and energy. So, even if you have all the time in the world, you know, you can just stare into space or, like, stare at a line of code and not get [laughs] anything done. JOËL: I know the feeling. STEPHANIE: Right? I am kind of curious how or if you have any techniques for managing that aspect. When your focus is low like, how can you kind of get that back so that you can get back to doing your tasks or getting what you need to do done? JOËL: If I have the time, taking a break is a really powerful thing, particularly taking a break and doing something physical. So, if I can go outside and take a walk around the block, that's really helpful. And if I need a shorter thing that can be done in, like, five minutes or something, I have a pull-up bar set up in my place. So, I'll just go up and do a few sets there and get a little bit of the heart rate slightly up, do a little bit of blood pumping. And that sometimes can help reset a little bit. STEPHANIE: Nice. Yes, I'm all for doing something else [chuckles]. Even when you know that this is a priority or is kind of urgent or whatever, but you just can't get yourself to do it, I've found that asking myself the question, "What would make this task easier for me right now?" has been helpful during those moments. And, for me, that might be grabbing a friend, like, maybe I'm blocked because I'm really just unmotivated. But having someone along can kind of inject some of that energy for me. And then, there's a really great blog post by a woman named Mandy Brown. It's called Energy Makes Time. And she talks about how doing the things that fill our cup, actually, you know, even though it seems like how could we possibly have time to be creative, or, like you said, maybe do something physical, those seem, like, lower on the priority list. But when you kind of get to the point where you just feel so overwhelmed and can't do anything else, and you just go do those things that you know feel good for you, you kind of come back with a renewed perspective on your to-do list. And you can see, like, what things actually aren't that critical and can be taken off. Or you just find that you have the capacity or the energy to get the things that you are really dreading out of the way. So, that has been really helpful when I just am feeling blocked. Instead of, like, feeling bad about how unproductive [chuckles] I'm being, I take that as a sign of an opportunity to do something else that might set me up for success later. JOËL: Yeah. I think oftentimes, it's easy to think of productivity in terms of, like, how can I maybe eliminate some tasks that are not high value through clever automation, or keyboard shortcuts, or things like that? But oftentimes, it can be more about just sort of managing your focus, managing your energy. And by doing that, you might have a much higher impact on both how productive you feel—because that's an important thing as well, in terms of motivation—and, you know, how productive you actually are at getting things done. STEPHANIE: Right. At least for me, like, not all TDM is bad and needs to be automated away, but, like, my ability to, like, handle it in the moment. Whereas yeah, sometimes maybe I've just run the same few lines that should be just a script [chuckles], that should just be, you know, one command, enough times that I'm like, oh, like, I can't even do this anymore because of just, like, other things going on. But other times, like, it's really not a big deal for me to just, you know, run a few extra commands. And, like, that is perfectly fine. JOËL: I love writing a good Vim macro. Yeah. So, it's important to think beyond just the fun tools and the code that we can write. Kind of think a little bit more at that energy and that mental level. That said, there are a ton of great tools out there. We've named-dropped a bunch of them in this episode. For our listeners who are wondering or who weren't, like, necessarily taking notes, we've linked all of them in the show notes: bikeshed.fm. You can find them there. STEPHANIE: On that note, shall we wrap up? JOËL: Let's wrap up. STEPHANIE: Show notes for this episode can be found at bikeshed.fm. JOËL: This show has been produced and edited by Mandy Moore. STEPHANIE: If you enjoyed listening, one really easy way to support the show is to leave us a quick rating or even a review in iTunes. It really helps other folks find the show. JOËL: If you have any feedback for this or any of our other episodes, you can reach us @_bikeshed, or you can reach me @joelquen on Twitter. STEPHANIE: Or reach both of us at email@example.com via email. JOËL: Thanks so much for listening to The Bike Shed, and we'll see you next week. ALL: Byeeeeee!!!! ANNOUNCER: This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot, your expert strategy, design, development, and product management partner. We bring digital products from idea to success and teach you how because we care. Learn more at thoughtbot.com.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Apply here to join us on September 27th, for an anonymous, merchant only group date demo.In this episode of Fraudology, host Karisse Hendrick is joined by Patrick Chen, a product expert who has specialized in solving complex risk-related problems creatively with technology for some of the largest online companies & platforms in the world. All of those experiences led him to become the co-founder of Spec, a risk & compliance platform that allows its users to approach fraud, and ultimately their (legitimate) customers' experience in new ways. This conversation begins with a discussion about the "problem space" in online commerce & financial services. While we've collectively come a long way from where we were as an industry, it's clear to a majority of fraud-fighters (including the host & her guest) that all of the tools & technology that got us here, will not be able to take us through the next 10-15 years. -At least not without more defeat to cybercrime year over year.Patrick talks about his shared vision of Spec with his co-founder and team of employees, in providing an infrastructure that provides raw data & flexibility necessary for combating fraud. It's a solution they wish they had when they were working to build a risk infrastructure from the ground up at one of the largest online marketplaces in the world; all with less engineering resources & priority than they needed. And then....Patrick shares the extended vision of the Spec platform, as a marketplace (or an "app store", as a comparison). He shares their belief in the need for intellectual property development & ownership in the industry (for fraud-fighters, by fraud-fighters), the opportunities for experienced fraud-fighters to design & benefit from new solutions on the Spec marketplace, and the importance of understanding different industries to effectively combat fraud. Karisse then shares a "secret" she's been keeping for over a year, about the first independently designed module on the Spec marketplace; one that will provide transparency & autonomy to retailers targeted by refund claims fraud (aka- refund fraud). And, she can't wait to see the brilliant product ideas of innovative fraud leaders come to life to provide dashboards & actionable workflows to benefit the industry (and their own pocketbooks, directly!)To connect with Patrick directly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickchen30/Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Apply here to join us on September 27th, for an anonymous, merchant only group date demo.Every executive in the corporate world is asking themselves how they can avoid their company from becoming the subject of headlines like MGM has been recently. And, as more information becomes available about the cause of the chaos, it becomes clear that this type of attack can happen to any type of company, despite how much is invested in secure infrastructure & systems. To help Fraudology listeners learn from this now infamous attack, host Karisse Hendrick invited renowned corporate spy Robert Kerbeck to delve into the world of social engineering, how easy it is to steal information and/or access from the world's largest organizations, and its devastating impact on organizations. From the tactics used by "rusers" (social engineers) to manipulate employees over the phone to who the best "targets" are & what they will research ahead of time, to the exponential threat of ransomware attacks when combined with social engineering. Kerbeck shares his invaluable experience & insights to provide Fraudology listeners with practical tips to safeguard sensitive information and to be aware of unusual requests, as he reiterates the urgent need for improved training and verification processes.Consider sharing this episode internally with leaders in customer service, InfoSec, and Senior Leadership & ask for a follow-up meeting to discuss what you can do to prepare employees for social engineering attempts. Don't miss this eye-opening conversation that uncovers the dangerous reality of cybercrime and its potential consequences for businesses of all sizes.The best way to prepare your employees for social engineering attempts is to hire an engaging public speaker/corporate trainer to share memorable tips disguised as entertaining stories. Robert is one of the best! To connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kerbeck-12aa7a11/To purchase his book, learn more about his previous career, watch the trailer for his upcoming TV series, or to inquire about his corporate training program, go to www.RobertKerbeck.com Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Apply here to join us on September 27th, for an anonymous, merchant only group date demo.In this episode of Fraudology, host Karisse Hendrick delves into the world of cybersecurity, the evolving tactics of hackers, and why it's important for online fraud professionals to pay attention to data breach news & trends. Because online fraud is often the preferred method of monetizing from cyber attacks, it's important to understand the supply chain of information that could be available to cybercriminals soon. In light of the recent security breach at MGM (at least all US locations) & Caesar's Entertainment in Las Vegas, Karisse shares some of the research she's done to better understand what happened, and how a similar attack can be prevented. From the vulnerabilities & threats of social engineering to entering through the 3rd party system used for account & identity verification & sign-on flow, to ultimately encrypting all data in their Active Directory. -These steps are relatively simple for some groups, so it's imperative that fraud & cyber teams work together to "patch" vulnerabilities within their org. Also discussed: Ways to use these headlines as a catalyst to communicate threats to leadership and suggest social engineering training & enhanced verification processes. Should the data being held captive be released, the types of fraud vectors different companies should expect, and how to look at the types of data exposed via data breaches to determine which fraud methods your company or financial institutions may rely on. Several articles were referenced for this episode. Including:https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12505921/amp/MGM-Resorts-Las-Vegas-cyber-attack.htmlhttps://techcrunch.com/2023/09/14/mgm-cyberattack-outage-scattered-spider/https://www.reuters.com/business/casino-giant-caesars-confirms-data-breach-2023-09-14/https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/okta-flaw-involved-mgm-resorts-breach-attackers-claimhttps://arstechnica.com/security/2023/09/a-phone-call-to-helpdesk-was-likely-all-it-took-to-hack-mgm/https://www.vox.com/technology/2023/9/15/23875113/mgm-hack-casino-vishing-cybersecurity-ransomwarehttps://www.trellix.com/en-us/about/newsroom/stories/research/scattered-spider-the-modus-operandi.htmlFraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!In this solo episode of Fraudology, host Karisse Hendrick responds to a recent article written on LinkedIn about the interview episode with Nate Kharrl, CEO of Spec titled "Breaking News: Fraudsters Exploiting 3rd Party Fraud Tools". Karisse always welcomes healthy discussion and new opportunities to learn. -Especially if they're presented in good faith, and accurate. While responding to the article, Karisse starts the episode with a bit of a refresher course on several aspects of the original topic. Including: some of the methods used by fraudsters to exploit some 3rd party fraud tools, the symptoms of these kinds of attacks, the gaps these are caused by on the client & vendor side, and ways to decrease your exposure to exploits.It's true that fraudsters testing thresholds to see what they can get away with is nothing new. But, what IS new (and scary for those impacted!) are the high tech ways this is now occurring AT scale; often without visibility to track their activity. Karisse also delves into some of the vulnerabilities of network consortiums, the importance of reliable data sources, and the risks & limitations of relying solely on device information and/or behavioral data (via Java Script + API) for risk evaluation. She also explains two of the methods most commonly used by bad actors to quickly identify which 3rd party fraud/risk providers that each website relies on. Karisse wraps up the episode with a few suggested questions to ask your 3rd party fraud and/or bot detection provider if you've recently seen declines in their accuracy; along with a few strategies, process changes, and alternative or supplemental technology options for those companies that don't have the luxury to simply replace their current core fraud solution. Bottom line: Fraud & bot detection technology MUST continually innovate since cybercriminals are continually searching for work arounds. Solution providers need to make innovation a part of their on-going business plan as inevitably, some of the methods & technology frequently used to detect bot attempts, risky transactions and/or accounts, won't work as well as they once did. Note: For those solution providers that have been receiving calls or emails from your clients, asking some of the questions that are suggested, it's important to not respond in a defensive way or to place blame elsewhere. And to instead, focus on ways that Special thanks to Frank McKenna for taking the time to thoroughly research this topic, and for writing a thoughtful & informative article on the topic. This article should be read by everyone. -Either as a stand alone article, or as a companion piece to the original episode which aired on August 26, 2023, you are sure to learn more on this topic.https://frankonfraud.com/fraud-trends/uh-oh-fraudsters-found-ways-to-exploit-your-fraud-scores/Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Welcome back to another episode of the Online Warriors Podcast! This week we discuss what's going on in gaming, tech, and movies! - Rotten Tomatoes Has Rotten Reviews (4:44) - Switch 2 Specs (14:43) - Gargoyles on the Switch (29:04) Then we talk about what the gang has been up to: - Illeagle plays Inscryption and reads Moon Flower Murders (36:16) - Nerdbomber watches The Marcel The Shell With Shoes On movie and continues playing detective Pikachu (36:35) - Techtic finishes The Afterparty and start planning some DIY Halloween decorations (44:08) Then we finish it out with some Gargoyles Trivia (46:05) Special shoutout to our Patreon Producer: Steven Keller We'd like to thank each and every one of you for listening in every week. If you'd like to support the show, you can drop us a review on your favorite podcast platform or, if you're feeling extra generous, drop us a subscribe over at Patreon.com/OnlineWarriorsPodcast. We have three tiers of subscriptions, each of which gives you some awesome bonus content! As always, we appreciate you tuning in, and look forward to seeing you next week! Stay safe and healthy everyone! Find us all over the web: Online Warriors Website: https://www.onlinewarriorspodcast.com Online Warriors Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlinewarriors1 Illeagle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWIlleagle86 Nerdbomber's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWNerdbomber Techtic's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OWTechtic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlinewarriorspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlinewarriorspodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwOwzY6aBcTFucWEeFEtwIg Merch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/onlinewarriorspodcast
There are 5 (Emotional) Stages a Screenwriter goes through in writing their spec. Hosts Tasha Huo and Josh Hallman break down the writer brain at each stage, and how to power through to get that spec done. TWIW: pitching safely vs. pitching for the win, being a Machiavellian writer to avoid notes, and would TAKEN be as iconic without *that* scene? Questions / Comments: ActTwoWriters@gmail.com Edited by the GREAT Paul Lundquist
9-12-23 Tonight at 9PM ET, we'll be talking with Don Miller, head distiller and owner at Texas Rivers Distilling Company in Freeport, Texas. Texas Rivers Distilling Co. was created in February of 2019 in Brazoria County… “Where Texas Began”. They are an LLC registered with the State of Texas as a Distilled Spirits Manufacturer and engage in Distillation and Rectification of craft spirits. They make Bourbon, Rum, Sour and Sweet Mash, and Indian Corn (Milo) Whiskey; all sourced from Texas Grains, as well as Honey Spirits. All their Recipes bear the name of a different river or waterway in the Lone Star State. Don and a few friends were hanging out, back in 2014, and got to talking about the the show ‘Moonshiners'. One of the group mentioned seeing a website that sold stills for a reasonable price. Don pulled the trigger and put up $200 for his share and to get his friends to get on board. They made some pretty awful stuff at first, as they were learning to use a still. But Don was stubborn and kept researching. He found some ‘tried and true' grain bills and they ended up being ‘just ok'. So, Don dove into all the things like water chemistry, yeast healt, brewing, distillation, fluid mechanics, chemistry and esterification. He studied books and online, and got up with uncles and his dad (who's a preacher now), who used to run moonshine back in Tennessee. They started out with five gallon batches, two at a time to fill their 10 gallon still, and netted about 2 gallons of drinkable spirits. They started getting together one weekend a month. Then Don really got the bug, and started distilling throughout the month, mostly so they could have fermented mash to run on the group weekend. That turned into mashing four days a week and distilling every weekend. At that point Don had 20K sunk into the hobby, and he hit up his friends and asked them to pitch in for more equipment and grains. That lost two of the group. They figured Don was delusional and obsessed. But one stuck it out, and he and Don are partners today. Don brought the time and drive, and the friend and partner brought a modern barn and additional cash flow. Flash forward about two years and they were buying grains from a brew and wine supply store in Houston every week. They had a “sample counter” where customers could leave their brews and wines for others to try and leave notes for feedback.Don started sneaking a bottle of our whiskey in and leaving it, picking up the previous week's empty bottle.. One day the owner of the store calls out to Don “hey you!” Don stopped, palefaced, and turned around.. .”me?” And he said “yea, you. Are you the one leaving this whiskey every week?” Don admitted it was he. He asked if they were a legal distillery.. and Don replied “Not exactly..” still unsure where this was going. He replied “I hope you plan to go legal with it. I mean, I don't care what you do wherever you are doing it, but this stuff needs to be in store shelves.” Don replied “do you think it's good enough?” He said “good enough? This is the best Bourbon I have ever tasted, and no I don't mean homemade… I mean THE best.” Don knew Scott Birdwell was a nationally recognized beer judge, and his private spirits collection would make Spec's jealous. Don went back to the barn and talked to his friend Jason Wierzbicki about what had happened. They did a LOT more taste testing with people they knew … more than 300 people and they all agreed with Mr. Birdwell.. so Jason and Don decided to start working on going legit. In January of 2019 they scraped up $7500 to send Don to Moonshine University in Louisville, KY for a six-day distilling course. This was so we would be able to answer the question on the license application of “Where did you receive your training “.. with a straight face. When Don got back from Kentucky, Jason asked him “So… what did we learn?”.. Don replied “that we are already making it better than they are teaching in Kentucky.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!In this episode of Fraudology, host Karisse Hendrick sits down with Andrew Austin, Senior Manager of Fraud Technology for CarMax, to discuss his journey as a fraud fighter and the importance of having a clear mission and purpose in the industry. From his experience in anti-terrorism in the US Military, transitioning "from boots to suits" working within anti-money laundering and banking, and finally what lead him to pursuing Sr. leadership role focused on fraud strategy in e-commerce/lending. Andrew shares insights on his "why" throughout the different phases of his career within the last 20 years, and how (and why) his reason & purpose for having a career in anti-crime & threat detection changed over the years with maturity & perspective. As you listen to what Andrew has discovered about himself and his overall purpose in our industry throughout his career journey, both Karisse & Andrew hope you will be inspired to identify your own personal mission statement for now. -and for the future you. Because, as Andrew will share, this can become your guiding force in your current role, the positions you hold in the future, and the people you choose to work and align yourself with. As important as it is to learn about new fraud trends & technology, Fraudology was also created to help "fraudologists" gain new perspectives & clarity in all areas. -Including their personal development. But first, Karisse asked Andrew to share a story he recently shared with me that is sure to bring smiles to anyone's face. -Especially if you are (or will soon be!) a fraud-fighting parent.To connect directly with Andrew on LinkedIn (NO solicitations, please!):https://www.linkedin.com/in/awaustin/ Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For more than 50 years, SPEC has created a unique environment for high school-aged youth to form and experience community. From volleyball camp in its early days to a truly spectacular event where youth can develop existing skills or try something completely new through Leadership, Arts, Sports and Worship, SPEC continues to evolve. In this episode of What's Brewing, host, Robin Linkhart, gets to the heart of this incredible youth event... and the hearts of its current team of directors, Jenn Killpack, Jamie Varvaro, and Doug Roberts. SPEC has been changing lives for decades. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to be a part by the end of the episode. To see pictures, get more information about SPEC, or connect with them on social media, go to: Spectacular.camp. Download TranscriptThanks for listening to Project Zion Podcast!Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!Intro and Outro music used with permission: “For Everyone Born,” Community of Christ Sings #285. Music © 2006 Brian Mann, admin. General Board of Global Ministries t/a GBGMusik, 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308. firstname.lastname@example.org “The Trees of the Field,” Community of Christ Sings # 645, Music © 1975 Stuart Dauerman, Lillenas Publishing Company (admin. Music Services). All music for this episode was performed by Dr. Jan Kraybill, and produced by Chad Godfrey. NOTE: The series that make up the Project Zion Podcast explore the unique spiritual and theological gifts Community of Christ offers for today's world. Although Project Zion Podcast is a Ministry of Community of Christ. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those speaking and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Community of Christ.
As a senior non-commissioned officer of Delta Force, the most elite and secretive special operations unit in the U.S. military, Command Sergeant Major Tom Satterly fought some of this country's most fearsome enemies. Over the course of twenty years and thousands of missions, he's fought desperately for his life, rescued hostages, killed and captured terrorist leaders, and seen his friends maimed and killed around him. Since then, Tom's found an incredible partner in Jen Satterly, started a nonprofit at The All Secure Foundation, and even kicked off a podcast of his own talking to other amazing veterans about their stories beyond the battlefield, All Secure with Tom & Jen. What keeps this warrior going? Let's hear it from the man himself.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:28 - Arsenal of Hope by Jen Satterly08:26 - John Cougar Freedom13:18 - Army Man19:30 - By The Seat of my Pants30:06 - DELTA Selection53:23 - Surviving Somalia - Black Hawk Down01:16:21- On a Plane for 9/1101:25:44- Taking C Squadron to Iraq01:32:16- NAVY Rivalries01:36:47 - Halloween in Ramadi01:46:50 - Truth and Regrets01:51:21 - Dogs in Israel01:55:17 - Decision to Leave02:07:02 - Bagging Saddam Hussein02:12:43 - Deck of Cards Targets02:22:08 - Looking for Work02:28:07 - Founding a Nonprofit - The All Secure Foundation02:33:06 - Therapy, Behavioral Remedies, & DMT02:44:54 - Opening Up----------Support the All Secure Foundation -Website: https://www.allsecurefoundation.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllSecureFoundationLinktree: https://linktr.ee/allsecureSupport Tom & Jen Satterly -Website: https://www.tomsatterly.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomsatterlyPodcast - All Secure with Tom & Jen: https://allsecure.buzzsprout.com----------Sponsors: MasterworksJust go to https://www.masterworks.art/mikedrop to skip the waitlistAgain that's https://www.masterworks.art/mikedrop“Net Returns” refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and costs, calculated from the offering closing date to the sale date. IRR may not be indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold and past performance is not indicative of future results. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.com/cd----------4PatriotsJust go to https://www.4patriots.com and use code MikeDrop to get 10% off your first purchase of 4Patriots Survival Food. That's https://www.4patriots.com, use code MikeDrop.----------Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement
A captivating journey with Champ, a true New Age Renaissance man. In this episode, we explore Champ's incredible transformation, from ordinary beginnings to extraordinary achievements.Champ shares his insights on self-trust, the power of stillness, and the pitfalls young entrepreneurs often face. He offers a unique perspective on breaking free from the addiction to a life that doesn't align with your true desires.Discover the keys to exponential growth, networking, and personal transformation, as Champ imparts valuable advice on differentiating yourself from the crowd. If you're ready to unlock your potential and embrace a life of purpose, this episode is a must-listen.Gain the wisdom and inspiration needed to make meaningful changes in your life. Champ's journey will leave you motivated to take the first step towards your own transformation.Champ: https://www.instagram.com/champtgram/?hl=enArlin: https://www.instagram.com/arlin/?hl=en0:00 - Intro1:40 - How Champ Got Started3:57 - Becoming a New Age Renaissance man9:07 - The Importance of Learning to Trusting Yourself12:10 - Planning Your Vision13:30 - The Voice that Comes From Stillness16:06 - Where Young Entrepreneurs Go Wrong18:36 - You're Addicted to a Life You Don't Even Like22:20 - Running into an NPC Golfing25:50 - Addicted to Suffering36:00 - How I Maintain High Energy39:55 - Exponential Growth in Your Business43:11 - You're a Spec of Dust on in the Cozmos46:29 - How to Differentiate Yourself from 99% of People49:42 - Fix Your Algorithms54:54 - Becoming a Creator not a Consumer57:54 - Advice from Rich Dad Poor Dad That Changed My Life01:02:39 - Importance of Having a TRIBE01:05:22 - Your Network is Your Net Worth01:06:20 - My Journey Starting on Youtube01:11:23 - Haters01:15:45 - Energy Can Never Be Created of Destroyed01:20:55 - Cutting Out Shitty Friends01:22:30 - Tool I Use Everyday to Stay Disciplined01:28:22 - Maxi Changed the Way I Think01:30:30 - Productize Trying to Live a Better Life01:32:02 - How to Change Your Life01:36:30 - OutroSupport the show
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!In this episode of Fraudology, Karisse has the pleasure of hosting Eric Boles; a former special agent of the US Secret Service and former leader of e-crime investigations at StubHub, Yahoo, and AOL. Eric shares his insights on the rise of cybercrimes and the urgent need for consequences and accountability to curb online financial fraud. From navigating the unfair chargeback rule system to building successful relationships with law enforcement, Eric provides valuable strategies for companies to proactively investigate and prosecute fraud. -Ensuring the protection of their data, reputation, and shareholders' money. Eric and Karisse touch on several related topics, including why more online companies should be investing in an investigations department, and all of the benefits that will provide. Additional benefits of having a dedicated person/team to investigate fraud across dozens to hundreds of related accounts, should be the Norm, (according to Karisse) as they can become great at picking up patterns that an ML model may not catch, building relationships with various law enforcement agencies, and working with federal agents & the US District Attorney.Throughout this conversation, Eric will share a few stories of post-transaction investigations he has investigated and/or overseen; including the international fraud ring that resulted in his employer recovering financial restitution (above 7-figures USD!) from the seizure & sale of items that the fraudsters' once owned. Join us as we delve into Eric's impressive career and uncover his methods for catching perpetrators and advocating for post-transaction investigations.Eric Boles is now available for consulting or FTE remote opportunities in all areas of e-crimes investigations such as: phishing campaigns, "pig butchering" scams, malware/ransomware, online payment fraud, non-payments fraud (ATOs, Promotional abuse, etc.)To connect with Eric (Especially if you're looking to hire someone with his "unique set of skills"), connect with him on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-b-21605942/?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAAjn8vIB3SCNCfDmnh4n5PZCy2lx5dN-7JYFraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
On this episode we discuss 50 Cent hitting a concert goer with a microphone and now faces charges, the racially motivated mass shooting in Jacksonville, Noah Lyles doesn't believe NBA players are "World Champions, Eminem sends a cease and desist letter to Vivek Ramaswamy, US Open players complain about the smell of weed on center court, Spec returns with ReSpec On My Name and much more!!! DJ Playboy presents The Perfect Talk Podcast. Unique perspectives on music, politics, movies, sports & popular culture. Theme Music by: Dwellz The Producer Search Dwellztheproducer on Soundcloud. Follow on instagram: @perfecttalkradio @meandmy_35 @pliccapeezy Follow on twitter: @PerfectTalkPod @DJPLAYBOY @CornellNY Follow DJPLICCAPLAYBOY on the Mixcloud app and tune into The MONEY TALKS RADIO SHOW & THE NIGHT SHIFT radio show For more episodes and info check out www.perfecttalkpodcast.com
Filmmmaker Jeannette Godoy screens her romcom feature film "Diamond In The Rough" on September 22nd as part of the NY Latino Film Festival at the Regal Union Square. Jeannette is a talented writer, producer, director and my lovely wife. She started in the business as a dancer/choreographer, choreographing Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back" before making her first commercial for Bridgestone Tires that took her to Cannes Lions Festival over there in France. Along the way, she's directed dozens of spots for Nike, Bumble, CDC, PetSmart and more. During the pandemic she created a web series "Pure Corazòn" for Bumble, then directed her first episode of television for HBO Max's "The Garcias". A few months later, the studio making "Diamond In The Rough" had her pitch on the film and she was in prep 5 days later. It's a great story. We chat about the commonalities and differences of her many gigs, her latest passion project and documentaries. Of course we plug the NY Latino Film Festival and hope you can make it out. Here's the trailer for the movie. Click my name for your MAGIC MIND discount code: JORDANB - so gobble it up. If you follow me on Instagram you've liekly seen my unpaid endorsment of this mind power juice. EVENTSMy next in-person Commercial Directing Bootcamp is Saturday, January 20th, 2024. Sign up soon or miss out. Check out my Masterclass or Commercial Directing Shadow online courses. (Note this link to the Shadow course is the one I mention in the show.) All my courses come with a free 1:1 mentorship call with yours truly. Taking the Shadow course is the only way to win a chance to shadow me on a real shoot! DM for details. How To Pitch Ad Agencies and Director's Treatments Unmasked are now bundled together with a free filmmaker consultation call, just like my other courses. Serious about making spots? The Commercial Director Mega Bundle for serious one-on-one mentoring and career growth. Jeannette Godoy's hilarious romcom “Diamond In The Rough” streams on the YouTube, Tubi and more. Please support my wife filmmaker Jeannette Godoy's romcom debut. It's “Mean Girls” meets “Happy Gilmore” and crowds love it. Thanks, Jordan This episode is 95 minutes. My cult classic mockumentary, “Dill Scallion” is online so I'm giving 100% of the money to St. Jude Children's Hospital. I've decided to donate the LIFETIME earnings every December, so the donation will grow and grow. Thank you. Respect The Process podcast is brought to you by True Gentleman Industries, Inc. in partnership with Brady Oil Entertainment, Inc.
The Muppet Show is an old favorite, and tonight I watched the episode with Glenda Jackson and Señor Wences and it was a hoot! I love a good classic and it was a good way to finish out the dog … Continue reading → The post The Muppet Show – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!In this solo episode of Fraudology, host Karisse Hendrick explores the pitfalls of relying solely on RFIs (Request for Information) and/or RFPs (Request for Proposals), and how they often lead to unintentional consequences that too many fraud technology buyers (merchants, fintech, Financial Institutions, etc.). While this has been a longtime, standard practice used to compare & select 3rd party technology partners, Karisse has seen too many that end up incentivizing bad behavior from potential vendors. What kind of bad behavior could be initiated with the submission of an RFI or RFP to a potential solution provider? -Tailored responses to fit buyers' preferences, and not necessarily the features of their own products, high pricing, being sold additional services that aren't necessary, contract loopholes, and ultimately selecting the solution provider that tells you what they know that you want to hear, and not what is necessarily accurate.In this episode, Karisse provides an in-depth overview of common mistakes that are made in RFIs/RFPs sent to fraud providers, how those can be manipulated to tell you what you want to hear, and often lead to frustration a few months after implementation when you realize the product/service wasn't as good as they made it sound. And starting off a relationship with a new client on the wrong foot isn't good for the vendor and their long-term business goals, either.Karisse also shares why she doesn't rely on traditional RFI/RFP processes when working with clients to select new solution providers for their fraud & payments needs. Instead, she emphasizes the importance of listening to user feedback, highlighting themes of customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and hopefully relying on the ultimate gold standard for vendor selection: A live POC (Proof Of Concept). Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Futurama is knocking it out of the park again with this new season, and this week’s episode did not disappoint. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the world do a podcast a day for … Continue reading → The post I Know What You Did Next Xmas (Futurama) – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Last Meta Monday, I just realized I don’t know if I talked about Pride…. we went to Pride yesterday too. Oh well, enjoy a longer one here where I talk about the other shows, AI art, and what this value … Continue reading → The post Meta Monday – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
We've got the specs and the price for the Lenovo Legion Go, and its pretty massive, plus Sony disappoints with the PlayStation Portal but not for the reason we though they would, Plus Baldur's Gate 3 is coming to Xbox and we've been dumping tons of hours into it, and Epic is trying to get more exclusives with their new program, we think will fail. Time for Episode 21 of the nerd Nest podcast with @NerdNest @RetroGameCorps and @FanTheDeck Check out Russ tiny controller - https://youtu.be/WY5Od2iVG2c?si=pcYHyJ-93ocVQGkv
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!Over the last several months, dozens of merchants have reported anomalist fraudster behavior that they haven't been able to detect or understand the root cause. Fraud detection systems not being as accurate as in years past (higher declines, false positives, and chargebacks)Chargebacks for orders that were only 1 or 2 points below their fraud tool's decline threshold (How do they know my fraud vendors' scoring system?!)Bot attacks that bot mitigation/detection companies are unable to detectAnd then, Karisse spoke with her friend, and the CEO of Spec, Nate Kharrl. Because of the enhanced visibility that Spec has into every customer journey for each of their e-commerce & B2C Fintech clients, he & his team at Spec have had the ability to watch, in real time, as fraud rings exploit different gaps within the API connections between online merchants & their 3rd party vendors. And the results? -Exactly what merchants have shared with Karisse in the last year.So, Karisse asked Nate to join her on Fraudology ASAP to share the different types of exploits targeting the system connections between online companies & several fraud solution providers that they've observed.While knowing the "what" is 1/2 the battle when trying to understand new fraud tactics, Nate helped fill in the blanks for everything else you & your company need to know, to identify 1. If these attack methods are targeting your company/vendor communication and 2. What can be done to close the gaps (and because Nate isn't a "typical vendor", he provided suggestions that can be done without using Spec as a platform; although, in most cases, using Spec would be easier. -And faster!). Some of the other points covered:The different ways fraudsters are exploiting 3rd party fraud tools, which types of 3rd party tools are most vulnerable, and how they are able to exploit specific gaps within the communication flow between a merchant & their provider (often without you seeing them until the losses already occurred)The symptoms your company may be experiencing due to each of these tacticsThe standard "party line" you're probably told when asking your provider the reason for a sudden change in performance (But also, why they may not know any better)Why fraud vendors aren't necessarily at fault for these gaps and what can be done to close the gaps to prevent these particular exploits (w/ or w/o Spec's TrustCloud)In online fraud prevention, especially, knowledge is power. Because, when we know more, we can do more. And this episode should be a MUST LISTEN to everyone in online fraud prevention because our tools are under attack, and need to be better protected!Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Finally, Bride of the Killer Pinata is out and available in Canada and I got to watch it with my friends. This Horror-Comerdy was worth the wait. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the … Continue reading → The post Bride of the Killer Pinata: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Robots is an Amazon Original movie that recently came out and it is much smarter than you expect it to be. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the world do a podcast a day … Continue reading → The post Robots: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Bloodsucking Bastards is a camp movie made in 2015 and it is just silly fun. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the world do a podcast a day for the month of august. I … Continue reading → The post Bloodsucking BastardsI: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Back to the Future II & III are special in the sense that they were filmed together as an idea that this would be a whole story. Because of that we have some amazing storytelling and foreshadowing. Lots of repeating … Continue reading → The post Back to the Future II & III: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Aqauafina is Nora From Queens was a sleeper hit for me. It flew under my radar but was a solid show, well worth the watch. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the world do … Continue reading → The post Aquafina is Nora From Queens: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!In this solo episode of Fraudology, host Karisse Hendrick explores the topic of vendor relationships in the context of online fraud fighting. Through conversations with fraud fighters, Karisse has observed recurring frustrations among merchants, fintechs, and banks when it comes to their vendor partnerships. She shares insights on vendor selection, the challenges of finding reliable solutions, and the importance of customer feedback in evaluating providers. Karisse also discusses a LinkedIn post by Andrew Austin of CarMax, offering tips and action items for both vendors and merchants. Tune in for valuable advice on maintaining successful vendor relationships in the ever-changing landscape of online fraud.Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Just another meta monday… in which I update and ramble about the other dog days podcasts but also my life. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the world do a podcast a day for … Continue reading → The post Meta Monday – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!In this episode of Fraudology, host Karisse Hendrick is joined by Jordyn, her 19-year-old daughter, to discuss the challenges of parenting in the digital age. As a fraud fighter and a parent, Karisse knew the importance of teaching internet safety to her child, from when she got her first smart phone, got her 1st social media account, and continued to grow up as technology continued to advance. In this episode, Karisse laments over her parenting style when it came to technology, and Jordyn shares her honest opinion about what she thought about it then, and what she thinks about it now. Was mom too paranoid? Or was mom just trying to give her knowledge to keep herself safe online (or as much as possible, anyway). Rounding out the conversation, Jordyn answers a few questions from Fraudology listeners (and their kids) about her mom, her mom's podcast and if she wants to be a fraud-fighter as an adult.Topics include insights on social media precautions to smartphone usage, and they delve into various topics to offer practical advice for navigating the online world while ensuring the safety of our loved ones. Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on fraud, chargebacks, and other forms of abuse impacting a company's bottom line. Connect with her on LinkedIn She brings her experience, expertise, and extensive network of experts to this podcast semi weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
LOL: Last One Laughing is a comedy game show on Amazon Prime started in Japan and spread to the world. I watched the Canadian one in english, Tek has since watched the Canadian one in French with his dad, and … Continue reading → The post LOL: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Bros is the Queer rom-com that is long overdue. I had lots of fun with this movie and I am sad it didn’t do better in the box office, but I am part of the problem, I don’t watch rom-coms … Continue reading → The post Bros: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Renfield is a much better movie than I ever expected it to be. This is one of those rewatchable movies that you want to see again and again. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around … Continue reading → The post Renfield: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
We are back with part 2 as to why we love Babylon 5, and we have feedback from Aaron, Shane, and Tim. We also watched the new movie and have a few things to say about that as well You … Continue reading → The post Nutty Bites 248: Why We Love Babylon 5 Part 2 – The Road Home appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Andor is another Star Wars Disney Plus show that just nails it at fleshing out the universe and giving us a better story than half the movies. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the … Continue reading → The post Andor: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
https://specright.com/The amazing Laura Foti explains what Specright is and how it can improve your sustainability. Packaging Specs are so critical and being able to manage them with this incredible software system is changing the way this industry works. What if you could do an LCA in 10 minutes instead of 10 months? How can you setup an RFQ in a half hour? What is the future of packaging? https://www.linkedin.com/in/lefoti/https://ororapackagingsolutions.com/Looking to improve the sustainability of your packaging today? Check out: https://www.landsberg.com/The views and opinions expressed on the "Sustainable Packaging with Cory Connors" podcast are solely those of the author and guests and should not be attributed to any other individual or entity. https://specright.com/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1329820053/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=corygathttps://www.linkedin.com/in/cory-connors/I'm here to help you make your packaging more sustainable! Reach out today and I'll get back to you asap. This podcast is an independent production and the podcast production is an original work of the author. All rights of ownership and reproduction are retained—copyright 2022.
Finally, a D&D Movie that doesn’t suck. Honor Among Thieves. Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the world do a podcast a day for the month of august. I really suggest you listen to … Continue reading → The post D&D Honor Among Thieves: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Ticket to Paradise is just Danny Ocean and Tess fanfiction right? Welcome to dog days of podcasting for 2023, where podcasters from around the world do a podcast a day for the month of august. I really suggest you listen … Continue reading → The post Ticket to Paradise: Dinner and a Movie – Nutty Bites DDoP 2023 appeared first on NIMLAS Studios.
Fraudology is presented by Spec. Check out their no-code platform you can implement to start fighting fraud today!Karisse is again joined by her friend, and the Sr. Manager of Risk for Wish .com, Vineet Grewal. 3 weeks ago, Vineet talked about why she has made "approval rates" her North Star. This week, she's sharing some of her tips for creating a business case to engage & influence senior leadership for the resources needed to implement better solutions for more data and accuracy.While talking about the methods & steps she's used to effectively present to senior leadership, Vineet also uses an example of a specific fraud attack that she swears she will never forget. Taking us on a journey from the moment she first discovered refund claims fraud (aka: refund fraud) on the system, to being granted approval of the proposed changes she brilliantly presented to her executive team, and then to share the result of the implementation of . They wrap up the conversation with Vineet reminiscing about Saturday morning cartoons, and how one of them in particular makes the perfect metaphor for the life of a fraud-fighter!To connect directly with Vineet (No solicitations please!): https://www.linkedin.com/in/vineet-grewal-7395002b/Fraudology is hosted by Karisse Hendrick, a fraud fighter with decades of experience advising hundreds of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world on