Podcasts about usps

Share on
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Reddit
Copy link to clipboard

Independent agency of the United States federal government

  • 1,878PODCASTS
  • 2,955EPISODES
  • 47mAVG DURATION
  • 1DAILY NEW EPISODE
  • Oct 14, 2021LATEST
usps

POPULARITY

20112012201320142015201620172018201920202021


Best podcasts about usps

Show all podcasts related to usps

Latest podcast episodes about usps

The David Pakman Show
10/14/21: Jobless Claims Plummet, Trump Says Maybe Don't Vote

The David Pakman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 65:47


--On the Show: --Geoff Duncan, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia and author of the new book "GOP 2.0: How the 2020 Election Can Lead to a Better Way Forward for America's Conservative Party," joins David to discuss what has happened to the Republican Party under Trump, the attempts to force Georgia Republicans to overturn the 2020 election results, and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3viVYHh --Despite rampant claims, there is still no evidence that COVID vaccines are responsible for even a single death --New unemployment claims hit another pandemic-era low as we continue to see the job market rebound and strengthen --Notable discussions from the David Pakman Show subreddit, including about vaccination, the 2022 midterm elections, and much more --Donald Trump tells Republicans not to vote in 2022 and 2024 unless the issue of "fraud" is solved --A new report from the House Oversight Committee reveals that Donald Trump received million from foreign governments through his Trump Hotel while President, and also hid both debts and losses --Joe Biden's White House Press Secretary is asked about USPS package delivery times by a reporter --In response to My Pillow Mike Lindell's claim that an 850-year-old voted in the 2020 election, a voicemail caller sarcastically claims to know a 753-year-old and an 827-year-old who voted as well --On the Bonus Show: California to ban gas lawn mowers & leaf blowers, interest in flu shot remains modest, first-ever approval for malaria vaccine, much more... ☕ Get $20 off Cometeer coffee at https://cometeer.com/pakman

KQED’s Forum
Mail Delivery Slowdown Speaks to Bigger Problems for the U.S. Postal Service

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 55:30


Despite more and more Americans having stuff delivered during the pandemic, the USPS is in deep financial trouble. In order to save money, the USPS has made a few operational changes. One of the big ones: The U.S. Postal Service began slowing down delivery of some letters and packages starting Oct. 1. But economists say that's a vicious cycle -- if you make a product worse, fewer people will buy it, and that will only exacerbate the postal service's problems. This is not new -- the postal service has been in trouble for years, facing massive losses. The Postmaster General told Congress that there's “no end in sight,” in particular because the agency is on the hook for billions in employee pensions. We talk about the problems plaguing the postal service, how to make the agency viable for the future and what that means for you.

Florida Men on Florida Man
Episode 150- O.K. Headlines

Florida Men on Florida Man

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 57:36


Greg, Wayne, Josh, and Cameron discuss billboard battles, USPS crimes, neighbor disputes, criminal body spray, Florida Man on Netflix, and many more amazing headlines.  To learn more about the show, visit our website. www.fmofm.com To support the show, please visit our Patreon.  https://www.patreon.com/fmofmpodcast  

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast
America's First Communications Network

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 31:23


In this episode, our hosts Yasmine and Dale chat with USPS Historian Jenny Lynch about how the U.S. Postal Service became America's first communications network. Join us as we walk through the decades, from the 1692 introduction of a postal system in the American colonies, to the role posts played in the American Revolution, and the 1775 appointment of Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service we know today.We'll talk about the rising political tensions between the British and the colonies, and how the establishment of the U.S. Postal Service helped to preserve the freedoms we hold dear today.To learn more about the history of the U.S. Postal Service, visit https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/

Selling on eBay
eBay for Business - Ep 160 - Creating A Social Media Campaign Part 3: Tracking Your Social Campaign

Selling on eBay

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 54:13


Give us a call - 888-723-4630 Send us an email - podcast@ebay.com visit us at ebay.com/podcast    Welcome to eBay for Business! This week, Audrey Tracy rejoins us as we wrap up our three-part series, Creating A Social Media Campaign. Part 3 focuses on how to measure the results of your campaign. We also talk with sellers Rob and Melissa Stephenson to learn how they use social for their business. Rebecca and Griff answer questions on shipping and the unusual case of the confiscated GSP shipment.  To have your questions answered on our eBay for Business podcast, call us at 888 723-4630 or email us at podcast@ebay.com.  To give us feedback, please take our podcast listener survey at (https://connect.ebay.com/srv/survey/a/sellerops.podcast)   00:01 - Intro 06:36 - Creating a Social Media Marketing Campaign with Audrey Tracy - Part 3 24:24 - Seller Conversation: Rob & Melissa Stephenson 42:44 - Q&A and Outro   New Links for Ep 160: USPS suspends services to New Zealand effective immediately - https://community.ebay.com/t5/Announcements/USPS-suspends-services-to-New-Zealand-effective-immediately/ba-p/32329898 New requirements for refurbished cell phones and smartphones - https://community.ebay.com/t5/Announcements/New-requirements-for-refurbished-cell-phones-and-smartphones/ba-p/32332311 USPS and FedEx Temporary Peak Rate Increase and Service Delays - https://community.ebay.com/t5/Announcements/Shipping-carrier-peak-season-rate-and-surcharge-update/ba-p/32303386 eBay Standard Envelope - https://pages.ebay.com/seller-center/shipping/ebay-standard-envelope.html USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines - https://www.usps.com/holiday/holiday-shipping-dates.htm Flea Market Flipper - https://fleamarketflipper.com/ Flea Market Flipper on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/FleaMarketFlipper   eBay Sellers Stores mentioned: Rob and Melissa's eBay Store “Amazing Views Orlando” - https://www.ebay.com/str/amazingviewsorlando   Recurring Links / Phone Numbers / Hashtags Mentioned: 888-723-4630 - Call in Line  eBay Seller News Announcements - ebay.com/announcements eBay Community - ebay.com/community eBay Weekly Community Chat - ebay.com/communitychat eBay Help - ebay.com/help/home eBay Meetups - ebay.com/meetups Managed Payments on eBay - ebay.com/payments eBay for Business Podcast - ebay.com/podcast eBay Seller Center - ebay.com/sellercenter eBay Seller Hub - ebay.com/sh eBay System Status - ebay.com/sts explore.ebay.com facebook.com/eBayForBusiness eBay for Business Podcast Listener Survey - https://connect.ebay.com/srv/survey/a/sellerops.podcast #ebaypodcast

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 2 | Windy Weather and Racetrack Shoutouts @ConwayShow

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 33:36


Nauti USA / Stolen pineapples / Weather & Winds//Victor Wright / Funny / Non learners / Slow learners//Racetrack shoutouts / USPS Lawsuit //

The Bulwark Podcast
Larry Sabato: Our Divided America

The Bulwark Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 43:19


Americans hate the other side so much, they want to bust up the country, censor media they don't like, and allow "their"president to act without checks and balances. That's according to recent polling by Larry Sabato, who joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. As long as Donald Trump remains on the stage, democracy in America is not safe, says Sabato. Special Guest: Larry Sabato .

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, What about reviewing the 2020 election in Michigan?

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 11:00


Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America this is the Steve Gruber FIERCE AND FEARLESS – in Pursuit of the truth—   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   Three— Is the rain ever going to stop?   Two— The Michigan State Attorney joining a multi state complaint asking for the USPS to tell the world about a transformation plan.   One— What about reviewing the 2020 election in Michigan?  

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
Ask Amy- Should I Have My Holiday Shopping *Done* Already?

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 6:33


Do you have friends and loved ones who complete their holiday shopping by October 15 and make you stressed that you haven't even started? You might identify with this week's question: I feel like you're a voice of reason so I was wondering if you could answer a simple question for me: should I be buying my kids' Christmas gifts right now? My mother-in-law is insisting on receiving holiday wish lists so that she can shop “while there are still toys on the shelves.” It sounds a bit alarmist to me, but is she right? Short answer: kind of. There are reasons to believe that holiday shopping is worth starting early in 2021. There are supply chain issues at many stores (although that also complicates early-bird shopping); the USPS has announced an official slowdown; and continued pandemic uncertainty means retailers might not wait until Black Friday to release their best deals. On the other hand, "Buy it all! Buy it now!" sounds suspiciously like something a retailer's publicist might really want you to believe is in your best interest as a consumer. Our suggestion, if it's something that's available to you: take this opportunity as a Pandemic Reset Win. If you end up buying fewer gifts this year, that might be a good thing. There's a second issue at play here, and it's how to handle friends, coworkers, and loved ones who are feeling high levels of anxiety and stress and trying really hard to unload some of it onto us. It's called "second-hand anxiety," and it's hard not to be agitated by it. But the anxiety you're feeling really is your mother-in-law's, and not your own. Keeping that in mind will hopefully make it a little easier to keep moments like these in perspective. For more on second-hand anxiety, read Reina Gattuso's article for Talkspace: What Is Second-Hand Anxiety? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Daily Dive
WEEKEND EDITION- Religious Exemptions for Vaccines Are Harder to Get Than You Think, USPS Slowdowns, Why 'Squid Game' Is So Popular

The Daily Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 26:03


This is a compilation of some of the most compelling stories of the week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
October 8, 2021:  John Rothmann & the US Postal Service

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 18:56


What do you think about the slow up in the service? The U.S. Postal Service's controversial slowdown of mail delivery that began October 1 is sparking a pushback from 20 attorneys general. On Thursday, the state officials — ranging from California to New York — sued the Postal Regulatory Commission, alleging that the federal oversight agency didn't fully vet the broad-ranging plan before the USPS moved forward with it. The Postal Regulatory Commission, or PRC, is the independent federal agency with oversight over the Postal Service's operations. The lawsuit claims the PRC only examined a small part of a 10-year plan created by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, which the complaint alleges will "transform virtually every aspect of the Postal Service." The PRC said it has received the lawsuit, and will establish a docket for the matter "and take it under advisement." It said its regulations prohibit it from discussing the issue further. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marketplace All-in-One
Women are still losing jobs

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 22:44


If you take away anything from the October jobs report, it should be this: More than a year and a half into the pandemic, women keep losing jobs. And it’s probably because we still haven’t figured out child care. Today, we’ll talk about some of the possible long-term effects of women leaving the workforce. Plus, Google and YouTube take big steps against climate deniers, and the “Bad Art Friend” drama is really all about Facebook. Then, a special guest surprises the hosts on Half Full/Half Empty. Here’s everything we talked about today: “September jobs report shows unemployed are still struggling with child care and reluctant to return to low-paying jobs” from The Washington Post “White House Weighs Wide-Ranging Push for Crypto Oversight” from Bloomberg “Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content” from Axios “Biden Signs Legislation to Compensate Victims of Mysterious “Havana Syndrome” from The New York Times “Who is the Bad Art Friend?” from The New York Times “The WhatsApp outage and its global economic implications” from “Marketplace Tech” “American Women Quarters Program”  “USPS is trying out a new business, which could transform how millions access cash and pay bills” from The Washington Post “Fat Bear Week Crowns Its Winner” from CNN Our show needs your voice! Tell us what you think of the show or ask a question for our hosts to answer! Send a voice memo or give us a call at 508-82-SMART (508-827-6278).

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Women are still losing jobs

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 22:44


If you take away anything from the October jobs report, it should be this: More than a year and a half into the pandemic, women keep losing jobs. And it’s probably because we still haven’t figured out child care. Today, we’ll talk about some of the possible long-term effects of women leaving the workforce. Plus, Google and YouTube take big steps against climate deniers, and the “Bad Art Friend” drama is really all about Facebook. Then, a special guest surprises the hosts on Half Full/Half Empty. Here’s everything we talked about today: “September jobs report shows unemployed are still struggling with child care and reluctant to return to low-paying jobs” from The Washington Post “White House Weighs Wide-Ranging Push for Crypto Oversight” from Bloomberg “Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content” from Axios “Biden Signs Legislation to Compensate Victims of Mysterious “Havana Syndrome” from The New York Times “Who is the Bad Art Friend?” from The New York Times “The WhatsApp outage and its global economic implications” from “Marketplace Tech” “American Women Quarters Program”  “USPS is trying out a new business, which could transform how millions access cash and pay bills” from The Washington Post “Fat Bear Week Crowns Its Winner” from CNN Our show needs your voice! Tell us what you think of the show or ask a question for our hosts to answer! Send a voice memo or give us a call at 508-82-SMART (508-827-6278).

NAPS Chat
Episode 143 October 8 2021 -- "Postal Nominations, Complaints, Pilots and Stagnation" with Bob Levi, NAPS Director of Legislative & Political Affairs

NAPS Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 14:34


On this week's episode of NAPS Chat, NAPS Director of Legislative and Political Affairs discusses presidential nominations to postal agencies, a complaint filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission against the Postal Service by 20 state attorney generals, a modest USPS pilot program relating to postal banking, and the status of postal legislation.

The Daily Dive
Pandora Papers Reveal the Financial Secrets of the Elite and How a Slowdown Is Coming to the USPS

The Daily Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 25:12


The Pandora Papers have hit and it's shedding light on the financial secrets of world leaders, politicians, fugitives and con artists. Leaked records show how big power players are stashing assets in secret shell companies, offshore tax havens, and trusts with governments doing little to stop it. Through these documents we are seeing country leaders on five continents using the offshore system, including King Abdullah II of Jordan spending millions on luxury homes in California. We are also learning how South Dakota is a key player where people are moving money to secretive American trust companies. Michael Hudson, senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the group who led the effort in obtaining these documents, joins us for what's in the Pandora Papers. Next, get ready for mail delays and price hikes coming to the US Postal Service. In an effort to cut costs over the next 10 years, first-class mail will be slowed down and there will be less reliance on planes used to transport mail across the country. First-class mail used to be delivered in 1-3 days, and in some cases it will be delivered in 1-5 days. Price hikes are also coming to stamps and package delivery just in time for the holiday season. This plan and the Postmaster General have both received criticism. Ellen Ioanes, reporter at Vox, joins us for what to expect and who is affected most. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Group Chat
Ban Finsta | Group Chat News

Group Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 73:22


Today we've got Noah Annes, co-founder and CEO of Palms on the pod to talk about their new collaboration with Justin Bieber. Then we're discussing how to legally buy unclaimed Amazon and UPS packages, the USPS's new changes that are slowing down delivery times, Facebook's outage, the Facebook whistleblower's testimony before the senate committee, Rent the Runway's IPO, slow business-travel's effect on hotels, As Seen on Social, and more.  Connect with Group Chat! Watch The Pod #1 Newsletter In The World For The Gram Tweet With Us Exclusive Facebook Content

Consumer Tech Update
Digital Life Hack: Keep track of your mail with this USPS trick

Consumer Tech Update

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 1:28


Did you know the USPS will start to slow down mail delivery? Listen now to make sure you don't miss any packages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Psychic Dolphin Garage
Episode 121: Radicalized podcasting through posting and gaming

Psychic Dolphin Garage

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 87:24


This week on an extra long episode of Psychic Dolphin Garage we discuss: (Links to all the sources below)

Bill Handel on Demand
The Bill Handel Show - 9a - Mail Delays, Price Hikes and Cumbersome Online Shopping

Bill Handel on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 29:25


Bill Handel on McConnell's demands as the U.S. hurtles toward a debt crisis, the weaknesses that the January 6th Insurrection exposed when it comes to the Capitol's structure, why mail delays and price hikes are coming to USPS and a flood of unknown products is making online shopping impossible.

Chop Wood Carry Water with Jessica Craven
Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman!

Chop Wood Carry Water with Jessica Craven

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 20:55


Jess's computer display dies moments before taping, leading to an all-from-memory discussion of great new CA legislation, signs of COVID hope, what's wrong at the USPS, and Vote Forward's new data dump on the Big Send! Your Resistbot codes for this week are: text SIGN PZQZPE to 50409 and text SIGN PAQYGH to 50409.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2688 - Peter Thiel's Cult Of Personality And The Introduction Of A Postal Banking Pilot Program w/ Max Chafkin & David Dayen

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 78:53


Sam and Emma host Max Chafkin, features editor and writer at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, to discuss his recent book The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power. Sam and Emma start off by taking a look at Kyrsten Sinema's interaction with organizers from LUCHA Arizona before she went to hide in a restroom, as opposed to engaging with them directly, as well as the disparity between the outraged reaction to the video and the video itself. Sam and Emma are then joined by Max to discuss Peter Thiel, the "contrarian posture" that's animated his life and his investments, as well as how that informed his interactions with Gawker, Facebook, and PayPal. Max discusses whether Thiel should be considered a "good investor", despite betting against the future, leaning in so far into his contrarian sensibilities that he accurately predicted the 2008 financial crash but botched his hedge fund investments afterwards, leading directly in to him transitioning the fund into a family office, as well as directly into his conflict and legal action with Hulk Hogan against Gawker. Max then details Thiel's "small" nest egg of $1 million that served as the basis for his wealth acquisition, as well as his appetite for competition when it serves him, as well as his absolute distaste for it when it doesn't. They then dive into Thiel's relationship with former President Trump, as well as his pet project of railing against "PC culture", a phenomena that he believes is the animating force of American politics. They then end on Thiel's interactions and partnerships with Glenn Greenwald (who, in fact, Thiel's company Palantir spied on years ago), JD Vance, and the new social media platform Rumble, and how Thiel's investments in these people and companies are symbolic, and that one can draw real comparison to Thiel's political project and that of the Koch brothers: transforming a section of the Republican Party through significant financial investment. Sam and Emma are then joined by David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect, to discuss his recent scoop "USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program" as well as his report from last Friday "The Progressive Caucus Wields Power". David begins by outlining the parameters of this new postal banking pilot program through USPS, and how, if fully implemented, this program could significantly aid "unbanked" and "underbanked" people who fall prey to predatory banking schemes as a result of a lack of access to financial services. He goes on to explain the uneasy peace between Trump USPS holdover Louis DeJoy and the USPS union, who, on this one particular issue, are aligned on working toward implementation for its potential for revenue growth for the USPS (DeJoy's interest), as well as for expanding the services of USPS to people who really need them (the union's interest). David then explains whether further implementation will require additional Congressional approval (maybe so, maybe not), how Biden should prioritize a pro-postal banking advocate for a Board of Governors vacancy that remains, the Congressional support this policy already has, and what full implementation would really look in the long term. Sam, Emma, and David end on their discussion of the Progressive Caucus showing its might in blocking the bipartisan infrastructure bill from going to a vote away from the two track structure, the history of the CPC when it was a 6-person working group started by a young anonymous backbencher named Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Pramila Jayapal's ascendance in the ranks of the CPC leading to its growing power, and whether more of these stands may result in the future as a result of this one's success. And in the Fun Half, Sam and Emma correct the record on Senator Blumenthal's Finsta flub from Thursday, and propose that the next Big Tech "disruption" should be these companies being broken up by the government. They then check in on the Facebook whistleblower report from 60 Minutes last night, Nick Clegg being referred to as a "tobacco executive" on CNN by Brian Stelter (which he tries extremely hard to differentiate from, with middling results), Fox and Friends's incredible concern about the labor shortage before Christmas (it's October! Steve Doocy can't get his favorite coffee! A fate worse than death!), and the MR crew ends the day by taking a time machine to 2010 to see what Kyrsten Sinema's thoughts on reconciliation and the filibuster were then (Different!) Plus, your calls and IM's! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Grove: Companies around the world produce two billion pounds of new plastic every day. Yet no matter how much we put in our recycling bin, just nine percent of plastic actually gets recycled. At Grove Collaborative, they believe it's time to stop making single-use plastic. Grove is the online marketplace that delivers healthy home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! It takes the guesswork out of going green — Every product is guaranteed to be good for you, your family, your home, and the planet. Choosing products that are better for you AND the planet has never been easier. For a limited time when our listeners go to Grove.com/MAJORITY you will get to choose a FREE starter set with your first order. Go to Grove.com/MAJORITY to get your exclusive offer! That's Grove.com/MAJORITY. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop  

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, October 4, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 13:57


"Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com. Best and Worst States for Entrepreneurs “In this analysis, AdvisorSmith examined over 20 indicators of the health of the business environment in states across the nation using data from numerous sources, including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Small Business Administration. Some of the factors we considered included personal and corporate tax policies, rates of business formation and hiring for new businesses, funding availability, and business survival rates. We ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia based upon an aggregated score considering all these factors.” The Postal Service said it is changing estimated delivery times for first-class mail as part of it's 10-year strategic plan for improving service. https://www.krem.com/article/news/nation-world/usps-shipping-standards-change-october-1/417-79eb3fc6-9a5d-4f11-a2d7-28e2858317eb “The USPS is changing the standard on how fast you get your mail, with a slowdown that starts Oct. 1. The Postal Service is creating new service standards, which will mean longer first-class mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours. Starting Friday, first class mail may take as long as 5 days to reach destinations in the contiguous US. That's a change from the previous standard of 3 days. USPS said that standard led to an over-reliance on air travel, which is more costly that ground transportation. The Postal Service will increase time‐in‐transit expectations by 1 or 2 days for certain mail that needs to travel longer distances. If you're shipping something within 139 miles, you can expect it to take 2 days. For anything traveling up to 930 miles, expect 3-day shipping. Times go up to 4 or 5 days for anything over 930 miles traveled. Officials say most mail will be unaffected, but they recommend planning ahead and sending first class mail early, if it has to travel far distances.” Leave it to the government to define “improving service” as actually lowering standards of service. CWWI: Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don't pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn't it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Our mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping our students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Our low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so our students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Our program is offered face-to-face in beautiful Southern Illinois or remotely, anywhere you are. Visit our website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Fauci on Face the Nation: Can we gather for Christmas? Play Clip: Crazy Aussie Bureaucrat: Play Clip: Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-pandemics-vermont-d25aae90b2dda65b3d1c2c0d5d00156c?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow “Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-19 is. Hospitals across the region are seeing full intensive care units and staff shortages are starting to affect care. Public officials are pleading with the unvaccinated to get the shots. Health care workers are coping with pent-up demand for other kinds of care that had been delayed by the pandemic. “I think it's clearly frustrating for all of us,” said Michael Pieciak, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation who monitors COVID-19 statistics for the state. “We want kids to be safe in school, we want parents not to have to worry about their child's education and health.” Even though parts of New England are seeing record case counts, hospitalizations and deaths that rival pre-vaccine peaks, largely among the unvaccinated, the region hasn't seen the impact the delta variant wave has wrought on other parts of the country. According to statistics from The Associated Press, the five states with the highest percentage of a fully vaccinated population are all in New England, with Vermont leading, followed by Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. New Hampshire is 10th. According to the AP data, full vaccination rates across the six New England states range from a high of 69.4% in Vermont to 61.5% in New Hampshire. Despite the relatively high vaccination rates — the U.S. as a whole is averaging 55.5% — there are still hundreds of thousands of people across the region who, for one reason or another, remain unvaccinated and vulnerable to infection. Now, a Rhode Island official said he didn't think the 70% vaccination goal, once touted as the level that would help end the pandemic in the state, is enough. “What we've learned with delta and looking beyond delta, is because that's where our focus is as well, to really reach those levels of vaccination, to give you that true population level protection, you need to be in excess of 90%,” said Tom McCarthy, the executive director of the Rhode Island Department of Health COVID Response Unit.” Note what the AP article goes on to say: “Head of UMass Memorial Health, the largest health system in central Massachusetts, said recently that regional hospitals were seeing nearly 20 times more COVID-19 patients than in June and there isn't an ICU bed to spare. Case counts in Vermont, which has continually boasted about high vaccination and low hospitalization and death rates, are the highest during the pandemic. Hospitalizations are approaching the pandemic peak from last winter and September was Vermont's second-deadliest month during the pandemic. On Sept. 22, Maine had nearly 90 people in intensive care units, a pandemic peak for the state. Maine also recently passed 1,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.” Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - October 4, 2021

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 115:57


Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * David Waldman and Greg Dworkin return from one of those uneventful weekends we could get used to, bringing the news, nuance, and insight we're already grown accustomed to: Dems in disarray! Well, more like those two. More like that one, hiding her feet in the bathroom stall. Other than those two, it's just people working to get things done. Sausage making ain't pretty, but the thing is, people like sausage. Talk about the benefits for once, instead of the price. Try a sample, if you like it, buy some more. The other side of the aisle, however, is a far-away place. Mint a coin, or have a trillion dollar NFT painted by George Bush or whatever and get the bills out there. Stupid bloggers come up with ideas all the time, but who listens to them? How do you negotiate with a party centered on racism? No, wait, it's “white nationalism”. It's just hard to separate them sometimes. Black churches, parents and schools are doing a great job moving teens to vaccination. Vaccine mandates are saving lives across the country. It still isn't over, though. Alaska is forced to triage patients due to COVID-19 pandemic stress on the hospital system. Louis DeJoy still runs the Post Office, and he's still running it into the ground. And yet the USPS might establish one of the greatest aids to help lower income Americans, ever, a postal banking system. Just throwing this in here now, as I don't know where else to put it: Corey Lewandowski hit on a married Republican donor by telling her about his giant penis, that he killed two guys, that he lasts 8 hours in bed, all while groping her, and yet she still was not smitten.

PK and DK
Full Show: A message from Layzie Bone plus the Chuck E. Cheese METH story

PK and DK

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 80:21


Laugh with our daily morning show podcast!Guess 'What's That Noise' here: https://bit.ly/3hsl4hcToday:Life advice from Layzie Bone Duryan updates us on Yessica's accidentYour IVN's include: Tony angry about Tim Apple, KiKi hater #1 and an insane response to 'when you almost died' questionDole and Duryan take on 'Match Two'We talk about how USPS screwed our shipmentsWe introduce you to 'Chobi the destroyer' (Elia's dog)Duryan has to choose whether to open two gifts or give them awayWe check out the best of the next door neighbor appDuryan tells us about that one time he was offered METH at Chuck E CheeseWe make it to guess 71 as we try to figure out 'What's That Noise'PK and Duryan handle our founding family with a Bone Thugs twistAnd so much more!Play our games at www.PKandDK.com

Scary Movie & Chill Podcast
[Ep. 53] Scary Movie & Chill (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003))

Scary Movie & Chill Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 87:57


Hey Guys & Ghouls! This week we watch and compare the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with the 1974 original. The remake is directed by Marcus Nispel, starring Jessica Biel and Eric Balfour. There are some slight tweaks to the storyline, but overall still the same plot. Join us as we watch the remake while also chatting about Mike's really bad mood, rage spirals, a Shakey Graves concert, Bonny's hangover, how people forgot how to dance during the Pandy, the bend and spray technique, the Women's March, deep thoughts, outhouses, Moscow Mules are trash, USPS is ruining things, 911 facts, jiggle-tits, Mike bought a bass guitar and more. Enjoy!

Haws Federal Advisors Podcast
Q&A: Retirement Questions From USPS Employees

Haws Federal Advisors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 10:16


Want to schedule a consultation? Click here: https://hawsfederaladvisors.com/work-with-us/ The FERS Pre-Retirement Course: The Ultimate Guide: https://hawsfederaladvisors.com/fers-pre-retirement-course-the-ultimate-guide/ Help Support Our Channel and Future Content By Donating Here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=YDL6XPP8CQ5WU Submit a question here: https://hawsfederaladvisors.com/question-submission-page/ Check out the full article here: https://hawsfederaladvisors.com/blog/ Check out "Building Wealth in The TSP" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FytP9W I am a practicing financial planner, but I'm not your financial planner. Please consult with your own tax, legal and financial advisors for personalized advice.

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
October 1, 2021:  John Rothmann with changes at the USPS

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 19:48


Changes to the United States Postal Service started Oct. 1. The changes involve longer service times for First Class Mail and Periodicals, and a temporary price increase related to the holidays. On Friday, mail traveling long distances, such as from New York to California, will take longer in-transit. Separately, on Oct. 3 the Postal Service will temporarily increase prices on all commercial and retail domestic packages. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin
TARABUSTER Weekday: Republicons Destroy Everything They Touch

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 140:20


Another day in the United States of Serfs and Lords. Dejoy is permenently destroying the USPS. WTF is Meghan McCain doing on Meet the Press? Infowars' Alex Jones liable for damages in Sandy Hook lawsuits, judge rules The trainwreck of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the cost of not getting money out of politics We discuss the madness. _________ Frustrated enough about government policy to want to do something about it? Join "Shaping Progress," the organization founded by Tarabuster's millennial corresponded Mark Middlestaedt. Check out Shaping Progress here: https://linktr.ee/shapingprogress Subscribe to Mark's Shaping Progress show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfP4yRO4CNM _________ JOIN ROKFIN to ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TARABUSTER CONTENT AS WELL AS SOME MORE GREAT LIBERAL TALKERS - INCLUDING RON PLACONE, JIMMY DORE, LEE CAMP, GRAHAM ELWOOD AND MORE! https://rokfin.com/tarabuster BECOME A "TARABUSTER" PATRON: www.patreon.com/taradevlin Join the Tarabuster community on Discord too!! https://discord.gg/PRYDBx8 Buy some Resistance Merch and help support our progressive work! http://tarabustermerch.com/ Donate to Tarabuster: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/taradacktyl We discuss the madness. __________ Help our friend Robyn Kincaid get oral surgery before it gets worse. F this country, I know. http://gofundbob.com/ _________

The Daily Zeitgeist
A Trend With Weed Is A Friend Indeed 10/1: USPS, SuperBowl, Michael K. Williams, Majority of Trump, Joe Rogan, Brett Kavanaugh, NBA Dunksters

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 22:09


In this edition of A Trend With Weed Is A Friend Indeed, Jack and Miles discuss Louis DeJoy continuing to ruin the USPS, the SuperBowl halftime show line-up, Michael K. Williams' toxicology report, Trumpers being in favor of secession, Joe Rogan being even more dumberer, Brett Kavanaugh getting COVID, and who the best in-game dunkist? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
October 1, 2021: Pat Thurston: DeJoy maintains financial ties to former company as USPS awards it new $120 million contract

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 34:13


XPO Logistics pays DeJoy and family businesses at least $2.1 million annually to lease four office buildings in North Carolina. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NAPS Chat
Episode 142 October 1 2021 -- "Reflections with a Past President of NAPS" with Louis Atkins, NAPS President (2010-2016)

NAPS Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 28:45


Louis Atkins, former national president of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, joins Bob Levi on this week's episode of NAPS Chat. Louis reflects on his tenure as president (2010-2016), his interactions with past postmaster generals and current issues that confront postal supervisors, manages and postmasters. Bob also summarizes this week's Postal Regulatory Commission Advisory Opinion on the Postal Service's plan to slow-down the delivery of first-class parcels. This USPS plan is intended to be implemented in tandem with the USPS plan to slow-down the delivery of first-class letter mail.

Rover's Morning Glory
Mormons are soaking, Alex Jones found liable in two Sandy Hook cases, & more

Rover's Morning Glory

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 176:39


USPS to slow delivery starting October 1. Duji bought Rover some chambongs. UFC's Jon Jones was arrested for a domestic violence-related incident Mormons are soaking to avoid having sex. 96-year-old woman who fled Nazi war crimes trial is found. Alex Jones found liable in two Sandy Hook cases.

Monica Matthews - Somebody's Got To Say It
Military Stripping Rights, Mandates v Laws, Time To RESIST, Where's God?

Monica Matthews - Somebody's Got To Say It

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 37:18


Friends, listeners and others bombarding me with stories of military personnel threatened with expulsion-dishonorably, physical threats, threats of imprisonment for those who refuse vaccines for ANY REASON. This is criminally insane. Illegals, Congress, USPS etc.. are all exempt from MANDATES. Want to fight back? Start in your community!! Where's God in all of this?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Tim Ferriss Show
#535: General Stanley McChrystal — Mastering Risk: A User's Guide

The Tim Ferriss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 90:13


General Stanley McChrystal — Mastering Risk: A User's Guide | Brought to you by Kettle & Fire high quality, tasty, and conveniently packaged bone broths; Eight Sleep's Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating; and ShipStation shipping software. More on all three below.General Stanley McChrystal (@stanmcchrystal) was called “one of America's greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Having held leadership and staff positions in the Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne Division, the XVIII Army Airborne Corp, and the Joint Staff, McChrystal became commander of JSOC in 2003, responsible for leading the nation's deployed military counterterrorism efforts around the globe. His leadership is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 locating and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. In June 2009, McChrystal received his fourth star and assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan.General McChrystal founded the McChrystal Group in January 2011, an advisory services firm that helps businesses challenge the hierarchical “command and control” approach to organizational management.He is a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on leadership, and he is the author of the bestselling leadership books My Share of the Task: A Memoir; Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World; and Leaders: Myth and Reality. His new book is Risk: A User's Guide. He is also the co-host (with former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell) of the No Turning Back podcast, where they explore the future of leadership and teams with the world's most consequential leaders.Please enjoy!This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire! Kettle & Fire makes one of the highest quality, tastiest, and most conveniently packaged bone broths on the market, and I have a huge collection of their broths on my kitchen counter for easy access. I've been a fan ever since 2015, when podcast guest and ketogenesis expert Dr. Dominic D'Agostino introduced me to the company. Their products fit me and my lifestyle extremely well: bone broth is a great ‘one-stop shop' for low-carb, high-protein nutrition, and bone broth makes an excellent lower-calorie breakfast that requires no prep.It's one of the simplest ways to get many of the nutrients I need, and I simply feel better when broth is a regular part of my diet. You can save 25% off your order by going to KettleAndFire.com/Tim and using code TIM at checkout.*This episode is also brought to you by ShipStation. Do you sell stuff online? Then you know what a pain the shipping process is. ShipStation was created to make your life easier. Whether you're selling on eBay, Amazon, Shopify, or over 100 other popular selling channels, ShipStation lets you access all of your orders from one simple dashboard, and it works with all of the major shipping carriers, locally and globally, including FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Tim Ferriss Show listeners get to try ShipStation free for 60 days by using promo code TIM. There's no risk, and you can start your free trial without even entering your credit card info. Just visit ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage, and type in TIM!*This episode is also brought to you by Eight Sleep! Eight Sleep's Pod Pro Cover is the easiest and fastest way to sleep at the perfect temperature. It pairs dynamic cooling and heating with biometric tracking to offer the most advanced (and user-friendly) solution on the market. Simply add the Pod Pro Cover to your current mattress and start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. It also splits your bed in half, so your partner can choose a totally different temperature.And now, my dear listeners—that's you—can get $250 off the Pod Pro Cover. Simply go to EightSleep.com/Tim or use code TIM. *If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.Sign up for Tim's email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Discover Tim's books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferrissPast guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Esther Perel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Crews, Sia, Yuval Noah Harari, Malcolm Gladwell, Madeleine Albright, Cheryl Strayed, Jim Collins, Mary Karr, Maria Popova, Sam Harris, Michael Phelps, Bob Iger, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Strauss, Ken Burns, Maria Sharapova, Marc Andreessen, Neil Gaiman, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Jocko Willink, Daniel Ek, Kelly Slater, Dr. Peter Attia, Seth Godin, Howard Marks, Dr. Brené Brown, Eric Schmidt, Michael Lewis, Joe Gebbia, Michael Pollan, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Vince Vaughn, Brian Koppelman, Ramit Sethi, Dax Shepard, Tony Robbins, Jim Dethmer, Dan Harris, Ray Dalio, Naval Ravikant, Vitalik Buterin, Elizabeth Lesser, Amanda Palmer, Katie Haun, Sir Richard Branson, Chuck Palahniuk, Arianna Huffington, Reid Hoffman, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Rick Rubin, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Darren Aronofsky, and many more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

jim collins america seth godin guide tim ferriss amazon engagement fire iraq matthew mcconaughey hugh jackman afghanistan darren aronofsky entrepreneurship reality vince vaughn terry crews ups neil gaiman user ebay secretary michael pollan lebron james productivity risk shopify yale university team startups bob iger chuck palahniuk arianna huffington mastering sia ken burns jordan peterson malcolm gladwell ramit sethi jane goodall elizabeth gilbert arnold schwarzenegger timothy ferriss kevin hart bill burr kettle jamie foxx sam harris doris kearns goodwin dan harris tony robbins jerry seinfeld edward norton bren brown michael lewis saddam hussein jocko willink yuval noah harari esther perel fedex mary karr michael phelps kelly slater elizabeth lesser usps vitalik buterin cheryl strayed jim dethmer whitney cummings rick rubin zarqawi eric schmidt qaeda amanda palmer airborne division dax shepard neil strauss global affairs maria popova mcchrystal no turning back madeleine albright naval ravikant brian koppelman daniel ek lifestyle design sir richard branson ray dalio reid hoffman marc andreessen teams new rules complex world shipstation jsoc joe gebbia howard marks tim ferriss show general mcchrystal maria sharapova tools of titans jackson institute general stanley mcchrystal leaders myth mcchrystal group defense robert gates vivek murthy grasse tyson my share army rangers katie haun army special forces abu musab peter attia joint staff discover tim timferrissfacebook longform interviews kettleandfire
Loving Liberty Radio Network
9-29-2021 Liberty RoundTable with Sam Bushman

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 109:37


Hour 1 * Pastor Artur Palowski Canadian Pastor Facing 6 Years In Prison for Sharing the Gospel! * Federal government may shut down this week. – Does It Even Matter? * Thousands of NY Health Care Workers Placed on Unpaid Leave, Face Firing Over Vaccine Mandate – TheEpochTimes.com. * USPS mail delivery is about to get permanently slower and temporarily more expensive – USA Today. Hour 2 * Guest: Linsey Knerl, Mom of six who has been homeschooling since 2004 – Her interest in small business and entrepreneurship led to a freelance writing career that complimented her own homeschool style – HomeSchoolHacksBook.com – LinseyKnerl.com – Linsey has been a trusted source for families since 2008. * Linsey Knerl's book HOMESCHOOL HACKS was published by Simon & Schuster and provides support for parents who want to home educate. Her advice (and the book) is faith-neutral, but her tips can be personalized to the audience as needed. * ‘That's just insane': Tucker Carlson resents ADL's response to Great Replacement” theory remarks. * Sam doubles down on the simple fact, we are all God's children! When will we act like it? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Good Day with Ray
Last Day as a Mail Carrier

Good Day with Ray

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 13:19


I wasn't expecting to podcast this morning. I told y'all I would be back October 4th and that's still the plan. I just wanted to share how I was feeling this morning. Some of my thoughts as I woke up this morning on my last day as a contractor for the USPS. For those of you who follow the podcast religiously, I really wanted to share this with you. Thank you for being with me through this process. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/soundroll/feeling-home License code: GFU9QW6KFZMAMAFJ

The Mom Voice
MOMCAST News to Know: Week of Sept. 30, 2021

The Mom Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021


This week on MOMCAST, the news you need to know: – We are facing another government shutdown – what exactly is going on in Washington and the debt ceiling – Britney Spears is FREE from her father! A judge ruled to remove him as her conservator! #freebritney – It’s about to get slower and more expensive to send mail through USPS, I’ll tell you why! – Costco is limiting certain items – again – we’re talking water bottles, paper towels, etc. thanks to the supply chain – other grocery stores may also face shortages, we’ll tell you what to expect and why you SHOULD NOT panic – Alexa is getting a new friend, thanks to Disney! Amazon and Disney have teamed up to make a new assistant called, ‘Hey Disney!’ – Instagram has paused their work on the ‘Instagram for Kids’ concept – we dive into the reasons why and the studies that have come out about how destructive the social media app is for teen girls – And get ready to click! Home Goods is now ONLINE!  EP SPONSORS & RESOURCES: + Pura Smart Home Fragrance Device / trypura.com, enter code MOMVOICE for 15% off + The Mom Voice MOM JERSEYS are on sale! Go to themomvoice.com > Merch and grab yours today! + Shop the Show at themomvoice.com Find Emma on IG @emmajadetv and Sarah & Lauren @themomvoicepodcast Thanks so much for tuning in – make sure to SUBSCRIBE, we're back next Monday! xo

KNX In Depth
KNX In Depth: L.A.'s COVID vaccine passport program stalls out, for now -- Amusement parks in LA County are not happy about having to check vaccine status of guests -- US Postal Service mail delivery slowing down....again

KNX In Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 47:01


If you're looking to dine out within the city of Los Angeles, you might want to have your COVID vaccine verification card ready. Moments ago, the city council put off a vote on the implementation of mandates for indoor public spaces but the issue could come back up next week, and if passed, you'd need to show proof of vaccination starting in November.  We'll talk with a public health expert about the usefulness of a vaccine passport system. And we'll talk with restaurant owners to ask if they're ready to start enforcing it. We will also check in with an amusement park group that is not too hopeful about meeting deadlines to start verifying vaccine status at Universal Studios or Magic Mountain. LAUSD has about 12-thousand unvaccinated employees, who have a little over two weeks their shots --- that is a math problem that doesn't work out. Also ... are workers across industries resigning in mass, like they've threatened to do? And mail service from the USPS ... likely to be both slower and more expensive in the weeks ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 09/29/2021

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 54:49


* Pastor Artur Palowski Canadian Pastor Facing 6 Years In Prison for Sharing the Gospel! * Federal government may shut down this week. - Does It Even Matter? * Thousands of NY Health Care Workers Placed on Unpaid Leave, Face Firing Over Vaccine Mandate - TheEpochTimes.com. * USPS mail delivery is about to get permanently slower and temporarily more expensive - USA Today.

Chewing the Fat with Jeff Fisher
Ep 718 | Separately Together

Chewing the Fat with Jeff Fisher

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 50:45


Facebook says Instagram not toxic for teens… Pausing Instagram for kids right now… TikTok passes a billion users / should you be one?...   Plumbing Poverty… Email on Coke Zero ruse… Email on Antonio Soprano… Subscribe to the YouTube Channel… Email to Chewingthefat@theblaze.com Subscribe www.blazetv.com/jeffy Promo code jeffy… Goliath / Tiger King 2… FedEx rerouting packages… USPS slowing down and going up… Walmart losing layaway… Amazon new fee for food… Costco using ships… Blackstone sells Cosmopolitan 5.65 Billion... CAA and ICM Partners join… Airlines want to join forces… Unvaxxed and the Vaxxed… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mailin’ It! - The Official USPS Podcast

Join us as we chat with the Smithsonian's National Post Museum curator, Lynn Heidelbaugh, to examine one of the biggest game changers in the modernization of the Postal Service—the ZIP code. We'll talk about how a seemingly innocuous string of digits helped to increase delivery performance, as well as how USPS inspired nationwide adoption of the ZIP code, including the introduction of Mr. ZIP! Hear how the ZIP code was promoted, the reception it received from the public and mailing industry. Our hosts Dale Parsan and Yasmine Di Giulio go deep into the ZIP code with Lynn Heidelbaugh on this episode of Mailin' It!

Sisters Who Posh
Let's Talk About the Post Office: A Poshmark Reseller's Guide to USPS

Sisters Who Posh

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 44:10


In today's episode, Taylor and Maddy share their tips for navigating shipping with USPS-  everything from free supplies to how to avoid the lines! Also in this episode, they preview the upcoming Sisters Who Posh SpoooOOOooooOOOky 4 Episode October Halloween series... More on that next week! They also discuss the future of the goals update segment. Are we loving the monthly goals segment as it is?  Or should it change to a weekly goals format?   We want to hear from YOU!  Send us your feedback + get your Poshmark question answered on an upcoming episode by emailing us at sisterswhoposh@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram @sisterswhoposh.  Also, don't forget to share if you have a reseller win you would like showcased in a future episode! Follow along on Instagram and Poshmark: @sisterswhoposh @shoptaylorjae @shopwithmaddy27

Screaming in the Cloud
The Maestro of the Keyboards with Jesse Vincent

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 40:03


About Jesse Jesse Vincent is the cofounder and CTO of Keyboardio, where he designs and manufactures high-quality ergonomic mechanical keyboards. In previous lives, he served as the COO of VaccinateCA, volunteered as the project lead for the Perl programming language, created both the leading open source issue tracking system RT: Request tracker and K-9 Mail for Android.Links: Keyboardio: https://keyboard.io Obra: https://twitter.com/obra TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: You could build you go ahead and build your own coding and mapping notification system, but it takes time, and it sucks! Alternately, consider Courier, who is sponsoring this episode. They make it easy. You can call a single send API for all of your notifications and channels. You can control the complexity around routing, retries, and deliverability and simplify your notification sequences with automation rules. Visit courier.com today and get started for free. If you wind up talking to them, tell them I sent you and watch them wince—because everyone does when you bring up my name. Thats the glorious part of being me. Once again, you could build your own notification system but why on god's flat earth would you do that?Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Jellyfish. So, you're sitting in front of your office chair, bleary eyed, parked in front of a powerpoint and—oh my sweet feathery Jesus its the night before the board meeting, because of course it is! As you slot that crappy screenshot of traffic light colored excel tables into your deck, or sift through endless spreadsheets looking for just the right data set, have you ever wondered, why is it that sales and marketing get all this shiny, awesome analytics and inside tools? Whereas, engineering basically gets left with the dregs. Well, the founders of Jellyfish certainly did. That's why they created the Jellyfish Engineering Management Platform, but don't you dare call it JEMP! Designed to make it simple to analyze your engineering organization, Jellyfish ingests signals from your tech stack. Including JIRA, Git, and collaborative tools. Yes, depressing to think of those things as your tech stack but this is 2021. They use that to create a model that accurately reflects just how the breakdown of engineering work aligns with your wider business objectives. In other words, it translates from code into spreadsheet. When you have to explain what you're doing from an engineering perspective to people whose primary IDE is Microsoft Powerpoint, consider Jellyfish. Thats Jellyfish.co and tell them Corey sent you! Watch for the wince, thats my favorite part.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. As you folks are well aware by now, this show is at least ostensibly about the business of cloud. And that's intentionally overbroad. You can fly a boat through it, which means it's at least wider than the Suez Canal.And that's all well and good, but what do all of these cloud services have in common? That's right, we interact with them via typing on keyboards. My guest today is Jesse Vincent, who is the founder of Keyboardio and creator of the Model 01 heirloom-grade keyboard, which is sitting on my desk that sometimes I use, sometimes it haunts me. Jesse, thank you for joining me.Jesse: Hey, thanks so much for having me, Corey.Corey: So, mechanical keyboards are one of those divisive things that, back in the before times when we were all sitting in offices, it was an express form of passive aggression, where, “I don't like the people around me, and I'm going to show it to them with things that can't really complain about. So, what is the loudest keyboard I can get?” Style stuff. And some folks love them, some folks can't stand them. And most folks to be perfectly blunt, do not seem to care.Jesse: So, it's not actually about them being loud, or it doesn't have to be. Mechanical keyboards can be dead silent; they can be as quiet as anything else. There's absolutely a subculture that is into things that are as loud as they possibly can be; you know, sounds like there's a cannon going off on somebody's desk. But you can also get absolutely silent mechanical switches that are more dampened than your average keyboard. For many, many people, it's about comfort, it is about the key feel.A keyboard is supposed to have a certain feeling and these flat rectangles that feel like you're typing on glass, they don't have that feeling and they're not good for your fingers. And it's been fascinating over the past five or six years to watch this explosion in interest in good keyboards again.Corey: I learned to first use a computer back on an old IBM 286 in the '80s. And this obviously had a Model M—or damn close to it—style buckling spring keyboard. It was loud and I'm nostalgic about the whole thing. True story I've never told on this podcast before; I was a difficult child when I was five years old, and I was annoyed because my parents went out of the house and my brother was getting more attention than I was. I poured a bucket of water into the keyboard.And to this day, I'm surprised my father didn't murder me after that. And we wound up after having a completely sealing rubber gasket on top of this thing. Because this was the '80s; keyboards were not one of those, “Oh, I'm going to run down to the store and pick up another one for $20.” This was at least a $200 whoops-a-doozy. And let's just say that it didn't endear me to my parents that week.Jesse: That's funny because that keyboard is one that actually probably would have dried out just fine. Not like the Microsoft Naturals that I used to carry in the mid-'90s. Those white slightly curved ones. That was my introduction to ergonomic keyboards and they had a fatal flaw as many mid-'90s Microsoft products did. In this case, they melted in the rain; the circuit traces inside were literally wiped away by water. If a cup of water got in that keyboard, it was gone.Corey: Everyone has a story involving keyboard and liquids at some point, or they are the most careful people that are absolutely not my people whatsoever because everyone I hang out with is inherently careless. And over time I used other keyboards as I went through my life and never had strong opinions on them, and then I got to play with a mechanical keyboard had brought all that time rushing back to me of, “Oh, yeah.” And my immediate thought is, “Oh, this is great. I wonder if I could pour water into it? No, no.”And I started getting back into playing with them and got what I thought was the peak model keyboard from Das Keyboards which, there was the black keyboard with no writing on it at all. And I learned I don't type nearly as well as I thought I did in those days. And okay. That thing sat around gathering dust and I started getting a couple more and a couple more, and it turns out if you keep acquiring mechanical keyboards, you can turn an interest into a problem but you can also power your way through to the other side and become a collector. And I started building my own for a while and I still have at least a dozen of them in various states of assembly here.It was sort of a fun hobby that I got into, and for me at least it was, why do I want to build a keyboard myself? Is it, do I believe intrinsically that I can build a better keyboard than I can buy? Absolutely not. But everything else I do in my entire career as an engineer until that point had been about making the bytes on the screen go light up in different patterns. That was it.This was something that I had built that I could touch with my hands and was still related to the thing that I did, and was somewhat more forgiving than other things that I could have gotten into, like you know, woodworking with table saws that don't realize my arm it just lopped off.Jesse: Oh, you can burn yourself pretty good with a soldering iron.Corey: Oh, absolutely I can.Jesse: But yeah, no, I got into this in a similar-sounding story. I had bad wrists throughout my career. I was a programmer and a programming manager and CEO. And my wrist hurts all the time, and I'd been through pretty much every ergonomic keyboard out there. If you seen the one where you stick your fingers into little wells, and each finger you can press back forth, left, right, and down, the ones that looked like they were basically a pair of flat capacitive surfaces from a company that later got bought by Apple and turned into the iPads touch technology, Microsoft keyboards, everything. And nothing quite felt right.A cloud startup I had been working on cratered one summer. Long story short, the thing went under for kind of sad reasons and I swore I was going to take a year off to screw around and figure out what the next thing was going to be. And at some point, I noticed there were people on the internet building their own keyboards. This was not anything I had ever done before. When I started soldering, I did figure out that I must have soldered before because it smelled familiar, but this was supposed to be a one-month project to build myself a single keyboard.And I saw that people on the internet were doing it, I figured, eh, how hard could it be? Just one of those things that Perl hackers are apt to say. Little did I know. It's now, I want to say something like eight years later, and my one-month project to build one keyboard has failed thousands and thousands and thousands of times over as we've shipped thousands of keyboards to, oh God, it's like 75 or 78 countries.Corey: And it's great. It's well made. The Model 01 that I got was part of an early Kickstarter batch. My wife signed me up for it—because she knew I was into this sort of thing—as a birthday gift. And then roughly a year later, if memory serves, it showed up and that was fine.Again, it's Kickstarter is one of those, this might just be an aspirational gift. We don't know. And—because, Kickstarter—but it was fun. And I use it. It's great.I like a lot of the programmability aspects of it. There are challenges. I'm not used to using ergonomic keyboards, and the columnar layout is offset to a point where I miss things all the time. And if you're used to typing rapidly, in things like chats, or Twitter or whatnot, were rapid responses valuable, it's frustrating trying to learn how a new keyboard layout works.Jesse: Absolutely. So, we got some advice very early on from one of the research scientists who helped Microsoft with their design for their natural keyboards, and one of the things that he told us was, “You will probably only ever get one chance to make a keyboard; almost every company that makes a keyboard fails, and so you should take one of the sort of accepted designs and make a small improvement to help push the industry forward. You don't want to go do something radical and have nobody like it.”Corey: That's very reasonable advice and also boring. Why bother?Jesse: Well, we walked away from that with a very different take, which was, if we're only going to get one chance of this, we're going to do the thing we want to make.Corey: Yeah.Jesse: And so we did a bunch of stuff that we got told might be difficult to do or impossible. We designed our own keycaps from scratch. We milled the enclosure out of hardwood. When we started, we didn't know where we were manufacturing, but we did specify that the wood was going to be Canadian maple because it grows like a weed, and as you know, not in danger of being made extinct. But when you're manufacturing in southern China and you're manufacturing with Canadian maple, that comes on a boat from North America.Corey: There's something to be said for the globalization supply chain as we see things shipped back and forth and back and forth, and it seems ridiculous but the economics are there it's—Jesse: Oh, my God. Now, this year.Corey: Yeah [laugh], there's that.Jesse: Supply chains are… how obscenity-friendly is this podcast? [laugh].Corey: Oh, we can censor anything that's too far out. Knock yourself out.Jesse: Because what I would ordinarily say is the supply chains are [BLEEP].Corey: Yep, they are.Jesse: Yeah. This time around, we gave customers the—for the Model 100, which is our new keyboard that the Kickstarter just finished up for—we gave customers the choice of that nice Canadian maple or walnut. We got our quotes in advance. You know, our supplier confirmed wood was no problem a few months in advance. And then the night before the campaign launched, our wood supplier got in touch and said, “So, there are no walnut planks that are wide enough to be had in all of southern China. There are some supply chain issues due to the global container shortage. We don't know what we're going to be able to do. Maybe you could accept it if we did butcher block style walnut and glued planks together.”They made samples and then a week later, instead of FedExing us the samples, I got a set of photographs with a whole bunch of sad faces and crying face emojis saying, “Well, we tried. We know there's no way that this would be acceptable to your customers.” We asked, “So, where's this walnut supposed to be coming from that you can't get it?” They're like, “It's been sitting on the docks at the origin since March. It's being forested in Kentucky in the United States.”Corey: The thing that surprised me the most about the original model on Kickstarter campaign was how much went wrong across the board. I kept reading your updates. It was interesting, at some point, it was like, okay, this is clearly a Ponzi scheme. That's the name of the keyboard: ‘The Ponzi', where there's going to be increasingly outlandish excuses.Jesse: I don't think a Ponzi scheme would be the right aspersion to be casting.Corey: There's that more pedestrian scam-style thing. We could go with that.Jesse: We have a lot of friends who've been in industry longer than us, and every time we brought one of the problems that our factory seemed to be having to them, they said, “Oh, yeah, that's the thing that absolutely happens.”Corey: Yeah, it was just you kept hitting every single one of these, and I was increasingly angry on your behalf, reading these things about, “Oh, yeah. Just one of your factory reps just blatantly ripped you off, and this was expected to be normal in some cases, and it's like”—and you didn't even once threatened to burn the factory now, which I thought was impressive.Jesse: No, nobody threatened to burn the factory down, but one of the factories did have a fire.Corey: Which we can neither confirm nor deny—I kid, I kid, I kid.Jesse: Yeah, yeah, yeah. But so what our friends who had been in industry longer that said, it was like, “Jesse, but, you know, nobody has all the problems.” And eventually, we figured out what was going on, and it was that our factory's director of overseas sales was a con artist grifter who had been scamming both sides. She'd been lying to us and lying to the factory, and making up stories to make her the only trusted person to each side, and she'd just been embezzling huge sums of money.Corey: You hear these stories, but you never think it's going to be something that happens to you. Was this your first outing with manufacturing a physical product?Jesse: This was our first physical product.Corey: But I'm curious about it; are you effectively following the trope of a software person who thinks, “Ah, I could do hardware? How hard could it be? I could ship code around the world seconds, so hardware will be just a little bit slower.” How close to that trope are you?Jesse: So, when we went into the manufacturing side, we knew that we knew nothing, and we knew that it was fraught with peril. And we gave ourselves an awful lot of padding on timing, which we then blew through for all sorts of reasons. And we ran through a hardware incubator that helped us vet our plans, we were working with companies on the ground that helped startups work with factories. And honestly, if it hadn't been for this one individual, yes we would have had problems, but it wouldn't have been anything of the same scale. As far as we can tell, almost everything bad that happened had a grain of truth in it, it's just that… you know, a competent grifter can spin a tiny thing into a giant thing.And nobody in China suspected her, and nobody in China believed that this could possibly be happening because the penalties if she got caught were ten years in a Chinese prison for an amount of money that effectively would be a down payment on an apartment instead of the price of a full apartment or fully fleeing the country.Corey: It seems like that would be enough of a deterrent, but apparently not.Jesse: Apparently not. So, we ended up retaining counsel and talking to friends who had been working in southern China for 15 years for about who they might recommend for a lawyer. We ended up retaining a Chinese lawyer. Her name's [Una 00:13:36]; she's fantastic.Corey: Referrals available upon request.Jesse: Oh, yeah. No, absolutely. I'm happy to send her all kinds of business. She looked at the contract we had with the factory, she's like, “This is a Western contract. This isn't going to help you in the Chinese courts. What we need to do is we need to walk into the factory and negotiate a new agreement that is in Chinese, written by a Chinese lawyer, and get them to sign it.”And part of that agreement was getting them to take full joint responsibility for everything. And she walked in with me to the factory. She dressed down: t-shirt and jeans. They initially thought she was my translator, and she made a point of saying, “Look, I'm Jesse's counsel. I'm not your lawyer. I do not represent your interests.”And three-party negotiations with the factory: the factory's then former salesperson, and us. And she negotiated a new agreement. And I had a long list of all the things that we needed to have in our contract, like all the things that we really cared about. Get to the end of the day and she hands it to me and she's like, “What do you think?” And I read it through and my first thought is that none of the ten points that we need in this agreement are there.And then I realized that they are there, they're just very subtle. And everybody signs it. The factory takes full joint responsibility for everything that was done by their now former salesperson. We go outside; we get into the cab, and she turns to me—and she's not a native speaker of English, but she is fluent—and she's like, how do you think that went, Jesse? I'm like, I think that went pretty well. And she's like, “Yes. I get my job satisfaction out of adverse negotiation, and the factory effectively didn't believe in lawyers.”Corey: No, no. I've seen them. They exist. I married one of them.Jesse: Oh, yeah. As it turned out, they also didn't really believe in the court system and they didn't believe in not pissing off judges. Nothing could help us recover the time we lost; we did end up recovering all of our tooling, we ended up recovering all of our product that they were holding, all with the assistance of the Chinese courts. It was astonishing because we went into this whole thing knowing that there was no chance that a Chinese court would find for a small Western startup with no business presence in China against a local factory, and I think our goal was that they would get a black mark on their corporate social credit report so that nobody else would do business with this factory that won't give the customer back their tooling. And… it turns out that, no, the courts just helped us.Corey: It's nice when things work the way they're supposed to, on some level.Jesse: It is.Corey: And then you solve your production problems, you shipped it out. I use it, I take it out periodically.Jesse: We'd shipped every customer order well before this.Corey: Oh, okay. This was after you had already done the initial pre-orders. This was as you were ongoing—Jesse: Yeah, there were keycaps we owed people, which were—Corey: Oh, okay.Jesse: Effectively the free gift we promised aways in for being late on shipping.Corey: That's what that was for. It showed up one day and I wondered what the story behind that was. But yeah, it was—Jesse: Yeah.Corey: They're great.Jesse: Yeah. You know, and then there was a story in The Verge of, this Kickstarter alleges that—da, da, da, da, da. We're like, “I understand that AOL's lawyers make you say ‘alleges,' but no, this really happened, and also, we really had shipped everything that we owed to customers long before all this went down.”Corey: Yeah. This is something doesn't happen in the software world, generally speaking. I don't have to operate under the even remote possibility that my CI/CD system is lying to me about what it's doing. I can generally believe things that show up in computers—you would think—but there are—Jesse: You would think. I mean—Corey: There a lot of [unintelligible 00:17:19] exceptions to that, but generally, you can believe it.Jesse: In software, you sometimes we'll work with contractors or contract agencies who will make commitments and then not follow through on those commitments, or not deliver the thing they promised. It does sometimes happen.Corey: Indeed.Jesse: Yeah, no, the thing I miss the most from software is that if there is a defect, the cost of shipping an update is nil and the speed at which you can ship an update is instantly.Corey: You would think it would be nil, but then we look at AWS data transfer pricing and there's a giant screaming caveat on that. It's you think that moving bytes would cost nothing. Yeah.Jesse: [unintelligible 00:17:53] compared to international shipping costs for physical goods, AWS transfer rates are incredibly competitive.Corey: No, no, to get to that stage, you need to add an [unintelligible 00:18:02] NAT gateway with their data processing fee.Jesse: [laugh].Corey: But yeah, it's a different universe. It's a different problem, a different scale of speed, a different type of customer, too, on some levels. So, after you've gotten the Model 01's issues sorted out, you launched a second keyboard. The ‘a-TREE-us', if I'm pronouncing that correctly. Or ‘A-tree-us'.Jesse: So Phil, who designed it, pronounces is ‘A-tree-us', so we pronounce it A-tree-us. And so, this is a super minimalist keyboard designed to take with you everywhere, and it was something where Phil Hagelberg, who is a software developer of some repute for a bunch of things, he had designed this sort of initially for his own use and then had started selling kits. So, laser-cut plywood enclosures, hand-built circuit boards, you just stick a little development board in the middle of it, spend some time soldering, and you're good to go. And he and I were internet buddies; he had apparently gotten his start from some of my early blog posts. And one day, he sent me a note asking if I would review his updated circuit board design because he was doing a revision.I looked at his updated circuit board design and then offered to just make him a new circuit board design because it was going to be pretty straightforward to do something that's going to be a little more reliable and a lot more cost-effective. We did that and we talked a little more, and I said, “Would you be interested in having us just make this thing in a factory and sell it with a warranty and send you a royalty?” And he said, but it's GPL. You don't have to send me a royalty.Corey: I appreciate that I am not compelled to do it. However—yeah.Jesse: Yeah, exactly. It's like, “No. We would like to support people who create things and work with you on it.”Corey: That's important. We periodically have guest authors writing blog posts on Last Week in AWS. Every single one of them is paid for what they do, sometimes there for various reasons that they can't or won't accept it and we donate it to a charity of their choice, but we do not expect people to volunteer for a profit-bearing entity, in some respects.Jesse: Yeah.Corey: Now, open-source is a whole separate universe that I still maintain that is rapidly becoming a, “Would you like to volunteer for a trillion-dollar company in your weekend hours?” Usually not, but there's always an argument.Jesse: Oh, yeah. We have a bunch of open-source contributors to our open-source firmware and we contribute stuff back upstream to other projects, and it is a related but slightly different thing. So, Phil said yes; we said yes. And then we designed and made this thing. We launched an ultra-portable keyboard designed to take with you everywhere.It came with a travel case that had a belt loop, and basically a spring-loaded holster for your keyboard if you want to nerd out like that. All of the Kickstarter video and all the photography sort of showed how nice it looked in a cafe. And we launched it, like, the week the first lockdowns hit, in the spring of 2019.Corey: I have to say I skipped that one entirely. One of the things that I wound up doing—keyboard-wise—when I started this company four years ago and change, now was, I wound up getting a fairly large desk, and it's 72 inches or something like that. And I want a big keyboard with a numpad—yeah, that's right, big spender here—because I don't need a tiny little keyboard. I find that the layer-shifting on anything that's below a full-size keyboard is a little on the irritating side. And this goes beyond. It is—it requires significant—Jesse: Oh, yeah. It's—Corey: Rewiring of your brain, on some level.Jesse: And there are ergonomic reasons why some people find it to be better and more comfortable. There's less reaching and twisting. But it is a very different typing experience and it's absolutely not for everybody. Nothing we've made so far is intended to be a mass-market product. When we launched the Model 01, we were nervous that we would make something that was too popular because we knew that if we had to fulfill 50,000 of them, we'd just be screwed. We knew how little we knew.But the Atreus, when we launched it on Kickstarter, we didn't know if we were going to have to cancel the campaign because no one was going to want their travel keyboard at the beginning of a pandemic, but it did real well. I don't remember the exact timing and numbers, but we hit the campaign goal, I want to say early on the first day, possibly within minutes, possibly within hours—it's been a while now; I don't remember exactly—ultimately, we sold, like, 2600 of them on Kickstarter and have done additional production runs. We have a distributor in Japan, and a distributor in the US, and a distributor in the UK, now. And we also sell them ourselves directly online, from keyboard.io.So, this is one of the other fascinating logistics things, is that we ship globally through Hong Kong. Which, before the pandemic was actually pretty pleasant. Inexpensive shipping globally has gotten kind of nuts because most discount carriers, the way they operated historically is, they would buy cargo space on commercial flights. Commercial international flights don't happen so much.Corey: Yes, suddenly, that becomes a harder thing to find.Jesse: Early on, we had a couple of shipping providers that were in the super-slow, maybe up to two weeks to get your thing somewhere by air taking, I want to say we had things that didn't get there for three months. They would get from Hong Kong to Singapore in three days; they would enter a warehouse, and then we had to start asking questions about, “Hey, it's been eight weeks. What's going on?” And they're like, “Oh, it's still in queue for a flight to Europe. There just aren't any.”Corey: It seems like that becomes a hard problem.Jesse: It becomes a hard problem. It started to get a little better, and now it's starting to get a little worse again. Carriers that used to be ultra-reliable are now sketchy. We have FedEx losing packages, which is just nuts. USPS shipments, we see things that are transiting from Hong Kong, landing at O'Hare, going through a sorting center in Chicago, and just vanishing for weeks at a time, in Chicago.Corey: I don't pretend to understand how this stuff works. It's magic to me; like, it is magic, on some level, that I can order toilet paper on the internet, it gets delivered to my house for less money than it costs me to go to the store and buy it. It feels like there's some serious negative externalities in there. But we don't want to look too closely at those because we might feel bad about things.Jesse: There's all kinds of fascinating stuff for us. So, shipping stuff, especially by air, there are two different ways that the shipping weight can get calculated. It can either get calculated based on the weight on a scale, or it can get calculated using a formula based on the dimensions. And so bulky things are treated as weighing an awful lot. I'm told that Amazon's logistics teams started doing this fascinating thing where ultra-dense, super-heavy shipments they pushed on to FedEx and UPS, whereas the ultra-light stuff that saved on jet fuel, they shoved onto their own planes.Corey: This episode is sponsored by our friends at Oracle Cloud. Counting the pennies, but still dreaming of deploying apps instead of "Hello, World" demos? Allow me to introduce you to Oracle's Always Free tier. It provides over 20 free services and infrastructure, networking databases, observability, management, and security.And - let me be clear here - it's actually free. There's no surprise billing until you intentionally and proactively upgrade your account. This means you can provision a virtual machine instance or spin up an autonomous database that manages itself all while gaining the networking load, balancing and storage resources that somehow never quite make it into most free tiers needed to support the application that you want to build.With Always Free you can do things like run small scale applications, or do proof of concept testing without spending a dime. You know that I always like to put asterisks next to the word free. This is actually free. No asterisk. Start now. Visit https://snark.cloud/oci-free that's https://snark.cloud/oci-free.Corey: I want to follow up because it seems like, okay, pandemic shipping is a challenge; you clearly are doing well. You still have them in stock and are selling them as best I'm aware, correct?Jesse: Yes.Corey: Yeah. I may have to pick one up one of these days just so I can put it on the curiosity keyboard shelf and kick it around and see how it works. And then you recently concluded a third keyboard Kickstarter, in this case. And—Jesse: Yeah.Corey: —this is not your positioning; this is my positioning of what I'm picking up of, “Hey, remember that Model 01 keyboard we sold you that you love and we talked about and it's amazing? Yeah, turns out that's crap. Here's the better version of it.” Correct that misapprehension, please. [laugh].Jesse: Sure. So, it absolutely is not crap, but we've been out of stock in the Model 01 for a couple of years now. And we see them going used for as much or sometimes more than we used to charge for them new. It went out of stock because of the shenanigans with that first factory. And shortly before we launched the Atreus, we'd been planning to bring back an updated version of the Model 01; we've even gotten to the point of, like, designing the circuit boards and starting to update the tooling, the injection molding tooling, and then COVID, Atreus, life, everything.And so it took us a little longer to get there. But there is a larger total addressable market for a keyboard like the Model 01 than the total number that we ever sold. There are certainly people who had Model 01s who want replacements, want extras, want another one on another desk. There are also plenty of people who wanted a Model 01 and never got one.Corey: Here's my question for you, with all three of these keyboards because they're a different layout, let's be clear. Some more so than others, but even the columnar layout is strange here. Once upon a time, I had a week in which I wasn't doing much, and I figured, ah, I'll Dvorak—which is a different keyboard layout—and it's not that it's hard; it's that it's rewiring a whole bunch of muscle memory. The problem I ran into was not that it was impossible to do, by any stretch, but because of what I was doing—in those days help desk and IT support—I was having to do things on other people's computers, so it was a constant context switching back and forth between different layouts.Jesse: Yeah.Corey: Do you see that being a challenge with layouts like this, or is it more natural than that?Jesse: So, what we found is that it is easier to switch between an ergonomic layout and a traditional layout, like a columnar layout, and what's often called a row-stagger layout—which is what your normal keyboard looks like—than it is to switch between Dvorak and Qwerty on a traditional keyboard. Or the absolute bane of my existence is switching between a ThinkPad and a MacBook. They are super close; they are not the same.Corey: Right. You can't get an ergonomic keyboard layout inside of a laptop. I mean, looking at the four years of being gaslit by Apple, it's clear you can barely get a keyboard into a MacBook for a while. It's, “Oh, it's a piece of crap, but you're using it wro”—yeah. I'm not a fan of their entire approach to keyboards and care very than what Apple has to say about anything even slightly keyboard-related, but that's just me being bitter.Jesse: As far as I can tell, large chunks of Apple's engineering organization felt the same way that you did. Their new ones are actually decent again.Corey: Yes, that's what I've heard. And I will get one at some point, but I also have a problem where, “Oh, yeah, you know that $3,000 laptop with a crappy keyboard, you can't use for anything? Great. The solution is to give us 3000 more dollars, and then we'll sell you one that's good.” And it's, I feel like I don't want to reward the behavior.Jesse: I hear you. I ditched Mac OS for a number of years. I live the dream: Linux on the desktop. And it didn't hurt me a lot—printing worked fine, scanning worked fine, projectors were fine—but when I was reaching for things like Photoshop, and Lightroom, and my mechanical CAD software, it was the bad kind of funny.Corey: I have to be careful, now for the first time in my life I'm not updating to new operating systems early on, just because of things like the audio stuff I have plugged into my nonsense and the media nonsense that I do. It used to be that great, my computer only really needs to be a web browser and a terminal and I'm good. And worst case, I can make do with just the web browser because there are embedded a terminal into a web page options out there. Yeah, now it turns out that actually have a production workflow. Who knew?Jesse: Yep. That's the point where I started thinking about having separate machines for different things. [laugh].Corey: Yeah, I'm rapidly hitting that point. Yeah, I do want to get into having fun with keyboards, on some level, but it's the constant changing of what you're using. And then, of course, there's the other side of it where, in normal years, I spent an awful lot of time traveling and as much fun as having a holster-mounted belt keyboard would be, in many cases, it does not align with the meetings that I tend to be in.Jesse: Of course.Corey: It's, “Oh, great. You're the CFO of a Fortune 500. Great, let me pair my mini keyboard that looks like something from the bowels of your engineering department's reject pile.” Like, what is this? It's one of those things that doesn't send the right message in some cases. And let's be honest; I'm good at losing things.Jesse: This is a pretty mini keyboard, but I hear you.Corey: Or I could lose it, along with my keys. It will be great.Jesse: Yeah. There are a bunch of things I've wanted to do around reasonable keyboards for tablets.Corey: Yes, please do.Jesse: Yeah. We actually started looking at one point at a fruit company in Cupertino's requirements around being able to do dock-connector connected keyboards for their tablets, and… it's nuts. You can't actually do ergonomic keyboards that way, it would have to be Bluetooth.Corey: Yeah. When I travel on the road these days, or at least—well, ‘these days' being two years ago—the only computer I'd take is an iPad. And that was great; it works super well for a lot of my use cases. There's still something there, and even going forward, I'm going to be spending a lot more time at home. I have young kids now, and I want to be here to watch them grow up.And my lifestyle and use cases have changed for the last year and a half. I've had an iMac. I've never had one of those before. It's big screen real estate; things are great. And I'm looking to see whether it's time to make a full-on keyboard evolution if I can just force myself over the learning curve, here. But here's the question you might not be prepared to answer yet. What's next? Do you have plans on the backburner for additional keyboards beyond what you've done?Jesse: Oh, yeah. We have, like, three more designs that are effectively in the can. Not quite ready for production, but if this were a video podcast, I'd be pulling out and waving circuit boards at you. One of the things that we've been playing with is what is called in the trade a symmetric staggered keyboard where the right half is absolutely bog-standard normal layout like you'd expect, and the left side is a mirror of that. And so it is a much more gentle introduction to an ergonomic-style keyboard.Corey: Okay, I can almost wrap my head around that.Jesse: Because if you put your hands on your keyboard and you feel the angles that you have to move on your right side, you'll see that your fingers move basically straight back and forth. On the left side, it's very different unless you're holding your hand at a crazy, crazy angle.Corey: Yeah.Jesse: And so it's basically giving you that same comfort on the right side and also making the left side comfy. It's not a weird butterfly-shaped keyboard; it is still a rectangle, but it is just that little bit better. We're not the first people who have done this. Our first prototype of this thing was, like, 2006, something like that. But it was a one-off, like, “I wonder if I would like this.” And we were actually planning to do that one next after the Model 01 when the Atreus popped up, and that was a much faster, simpler, straighter-forward thing to bring to production.Corey: The one thing I want from a keyboard—and I haven't found one yet; maybe it exists, maybe I have to build it myself—but I want to do the standard mechanical keyboard—I don't even particularly care about the layout because it all passes through a microcontroller on the device itself. Great. And those things are programmable as you've demonstrated; you've already done an awful lot of open-source work that winds up being easily used to control keyboards. And I love it, and it's great, but I also want to embed a speaker—a small one—into the keyboard so I can configure it that every time I press a key, it doesn't just make a clack, it also makes a noise. And I want to be able to—ideally—have it be different keys make different noises sometimes. And the reason being is that when we eventually go back to offices, I don't want there to be any question about who is the most obnoxious typist in the office; I will—Jesse: [laugh].Corey: —win that competition. That is what I want from a keyboard. It's called the I-Don't-Want-Anyone-Within-Fifty-Feet-Of-Me keyboard. And I don't quite know how to go about building that yet, but I have some ideas.Jesse: So, there's absolutely stuff out there. There is prior art out there.Corey: Oh, wonderful.Jesse: One of the other options for you is solenoids.Corey: Oh, those are fun.Jesse: So, a solenoid is—there is a steel bar, an electromagnet, and a tube of magnetic material so that you can go kachunk every time you press a key.Corey: It feels functionally like a typewriter to my understanding.Jesse: I mean, it can make it feel like a typewriter. The haptic engine in an iPhone or a Magic Trackpad is not exactly a solenoid but might give you the vaguest idea of what you're talking about.Corey: Yeah, I don't think I'm going to be able to quite afford 104 iPhones to salvage all of their haptic engines so that I can then wind up hooking each one up to a different key but, you know, I am sure someone enterprising come up with it.Jesse: Yeah. So, you only need a couple of solenoids and you trigger them slightly differently depending on which key is getting hit, and you'll get your kachunk-kachunk-kachunk-kachunk-kachunk.Corey: Yeah, like spacebar for example. Great. Or you can always play a game with it, too, like, the mystery key: whenever someone types in the hits the mystery key, the thing shrieks its head off and scares the heck out of them. Especially if you set it to keys that aren't commonly used, but ever so frequently, make everyone in the office jumpy and nervous.Jesse: This will be perfect for Zoom.Corey: Oh, absolutely, it would. In fact, one thing I want to do soon if this pandemic continues much longer, is then to upgrade my audio setup here so I can have a second microphone pointed directly into my keyboard so that people who are listening at a meeting with me can hear me typing as we go. I might be a terrible colleague. One wonders.Jesse: You might be a terrible colleague, but you might be a wonderful colleague. Who knows?Corey: It all depends on the interests we have. I want to thank you for taking the time to walk me through the evolution of Keyboardio. If people want to learn more, or even perhaps buy one of these things, where can they do that?Jesse: They can do that at keyboard.io.Corey: And hence the name. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me about all this. I really appreciate it.Jesse: Cool. Thanks so much for having me. I had fun.Corey: I did, too. Jesse Vincent—obra on Twitter, and of course, the CTO of Keyboardio. I am Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with an angry comment, but before typing it, switch your keyboard to Dvorak.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

Podcast Coaching with Christine
61. Get Published in Huff Post, E! & KTLA (REPLAY)

Podcast Coaching with Christine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 43:26


Laura Cathcart Robbins talks about her “big break” into the podcasting world. She shares how she “got published,” her secrets to pitching, how she handles rejection and how her first paid speaking gig.  Laura is a writer, recovery thriver and survivor. She's also the host of the popular podcast: The Only One In The Room! Which is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people. She shares vulnerable accounts from people who are eager to connect. 1:45: USPS, Elections, COVID-19 stresses; General check-In  “There is great inquiry right now, and the people who were, you know, either borderline or struggling in a normal year, are really having a difficult time right now.” 4:00: Christine gave birth to her new baby!!!! “I had a kid in quarantine!” 4:45: How Laura started her podcast “Across the board, all of these people identified with that feeling of what it feels like to be the only one in the room. And, so the idea of this podcast came out of that.”  12:45: Laura's thought about the progress of her podcast's success “Since he built that studio, our downloads had tripled because we started producing more content as well”  “We're not at the number of downloads that we'd like to see weekly to attract the caliber of advertisers that we would like to attract...but someone who launched a year a change ago, yeah, we're rocking right now”    17:00: Monetizing in Podcasting “And I was riveted by how many of them entered into podcasting with a step-by-step plan to make money by the end of the first year {...} which was exactly the opposite of the way that I entered into podcasting”   20:00: Booking speaker gigs “If you're fortunate enough to get a gig without pitching yourself, to just post, you know, as you can” 23:30: Public Speaking “I pitch everything. Any time there's an opportunity, I pitch myself for it.”  26:30: First time Laura has an article published “Friday, I sent it to Jessica, Saturday I rewrote, Sunday I pitched it out, and Monday,  it went live at HuffPost” 31:45: Struggles in Laura's Podcasting Journey” “The biggest demographic of people who listen to podcasts are white men, and mainly they listen to other white men and I find that to be, at slivers of time, discouraging” 33:50: Dream Guest and Podcast Networking There are so many people I would love to interview." 35:30: Laura's Tips for New Podcasters “So the newsletter I think is important, the website is very important, the Facebook group” LINKS:  Libsyn: Sign up on the 2nd of the Month for 1 Month+ FREE Media Hosting when you use the code: BRIGHT.  Produce your show with Bright Sighted Podcasting: https://brightsighted.com Follow Christine on Instagram: @TheChristineOD: https://www.instagram.com/thechristineod/ CREDITS: Production:  Bright Sighted Host: Christine O'Donnell  Assistant Producer and Editor: Matthew Feiler  Laura's Website: https://theonlyonepod.com

Fun Fact Friday with Leila and David

Visit us at funfactfriday.com Good News Cat Ears Good News Cat rescue Good News Cat Rescue Video USPS Facts USPS Facts Website David Working at the Post Office

KNGI Network Podcast Master Feed
Molehill Mountain Episode 255 – I Like My Souls Like I Like My Chocolate

KNGI Network Podcast Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 76:36


Dark. 0:08 - What does USPS do if a parcel doesn't fit in your mail cubby? Nothing convenient! 5:06 - I watched What If...? episode 6. I have opinions on What If...? episode 6 8:56 - Pixar short Nona proves I should never, ever have children 38:32 - My adventures in Dark Souls continue... If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube.  Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes. Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower! Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by Andrew Eisen.  Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko. It is in the public domain and free to use. Molehill Mountain logo by Scott Hepting. Chat Transcript: 6:59 PMJames Strider​Hello darkness my old friend 7:01 PMLynndy Lee​hello 7:07 PManime momo​Nyahello~ ❤ 7:12 PMRikku Pollendina​lmao im sensing a un like for kids here xD 7:14 PMSheekago​hi all 7:14 PMSheekago​I'm glad I don't have kids 7:14 PMRikku Pollendina​hahaha ditto 7:15 PMRikku Pollendina​ha! 7:15 PMRikku Pollendina​i prefer unbroken things. i agree xD 7:17 PMSheekago​That's how entitlement starts 7:18 PMRikku Pollendina​i asked someone how they afford kids and they told me "you learn to live without things" .......but....but i like things >.< 7:19 PMSheekago​What my worthless brother does is take his annoying kids to my parents. He falls asleep and they have to take care of them 7:20 PMVhyper1985​Cats ftw 7:22 PMSheekago​omg, I hate when people say babies are cute. When I say no, they look at my like I'm insane. 7:23 PMRikku Pollendina​thing looks like an alien from another planet 7:23 PMVhyper1985​Most babies look like potatoes with eyes tbh 7:23 PMRikku Pollendina​golem from lord of the rings 7:24 PMJames Strider​Good people help save the world by raising good kids. Gotta balance out all the bad people that breed and lead us to doom 7:28 PMVhyper1985​Kids can be annoying sure but there are times when kids look up to you & think you're the coolest person in the world & want to get to know your interests then you can sometimes see why people like em 7:29 PMRikku Pollendina​i had a friend come over with her kid and all he did was slam doors. hang off of mt door knobs. throw rocks ar my lighrs and grabbed something off the table and said "can i break this?" 7:29 PMSheekago​There was this show called Sliders in the 90's. They would "slide" into alternate dimensions. One dimension, there was a cola drink that had birth control. Helped prevented unwanted pregnancies 7:29 PMSheekago​. We need that. 7:31 PMRikku Pollendina​hmm...yes. existence acknowledged....now shooo 7:32 PMSheekago​I've had that happen too. Kids will look at me and smile. I wonder if it's because I don't go crazy over them. They want to draw you in? 7:33 PMSheekago​That's why Nintendo designed their Switch cartridges to taste horrible. Kids be chewing everything. 7:34 PMRikku Pollendina​i hate when people ask me to hold them and ....why? why would i assume this liability? no....it might puke on me. i dont want to 7:35 PMSheekago​Rikku, same. I always say no when people ask me to hold their kid. 7:37 PMSheekago​I've never even held my brother's kids. 7:37 PMRikku Pollendina​head pats are perfectly fine 7:39 PMVhyper1985​Speakin of cats dunno why but our cat loves standing up on her back feet all the time, been threatening to buy it a Palico outfit at this rate 7:39 PMRikku Pollendina​that sounds adorable 7:40 PMRikku Pollendina​ 7:42 PMRikku Pollendina​lol 8 hours later xD 7:46 PMSheekago​ False walls also sound different in Zelda when you hit them. Maybe try that? 7:55 PMSheekago​This sounds like such a great game.

Preserve Halloween Podcast
Episode Thirty Four - It's Fall Y'all

Preserve Halloween Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 17:18


Host Gregory Hallows, founder of the Halloween Preservation Society, discusses Elvira, Ricou Browning, the autumnal equinox, the Salem Witch Trials, rambles on about the USPS, and so much more...Intro Music: Excerpt from Pink Fink - Fear the Night (approved by artist)Find more at https://pinkfink.bandcamp.com/Outro Music: Excerpt from Satin Danger by Kevin MacLeodFind more at https://freepd.com/horror.phpPreserve Halloween Festival is coming up on November 19-21 in Irving, TX at the Irving Convention Center : www.preservehalloweenfest.comCheer up the Universal Monsters icon from Creature from the Black LagoonRicou Browning5221 SW 196 LaneSouthwest Ranches, FL 33332Pink Fink Dark analog funk straight from the horror boogie overlords and the depths of the underworld itself.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/1031365)

The Secret To Success with CJ, Karl, Jemal & Eric Thomas

In this episode Listener Perks  ORGANIFI is giving our listeners up to 20% off of their order! Just go to www.organifi.com/success. Their superfood green juice powder allows you to get your greens anytime, anywhere while on the go. HELLO FRESH Get fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door with Hello Fresh. Go to www.Hellofresh.com/success14 and use the Promo Code “SUCCESS14” to get 14 FREE Meals and FREE shipping. SHIPSTATION takes all the stress out of managing orders for online sales by allowing you to import orders from any sales channel such as like Amazon, Etsy, Shopify, etc, and ship with any of the major carriers including UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc. Whatever you're shipping, Shipstation makes it easy to get your products to your customers with ease. Just go to www.shipstation.com and use our promo code SUCCESS to get 2 months free of no-hassle, stress-free shipping.

The Howie Carr Radio Network
Bush's shameful speech might get him some strange new respect - 9.13.21.21 - Hour 1

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 39:36


Grace discusses this weekend's emotional 20th anniversary of 9/11 and Joe Biden's decision not to speak to the American people. Other topics include the USPS vaccine mandate situation, George Bush's 9/11 address and the MSM's worst takes.

The Dan Bongino Show
Joe Biden Embraces Tyranny (Ep 1602)

The Dan Bongino Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 60:02


Joe Biden has crossed the line. The vaccine mandate he is pushing is condemned to fail. In this episode I address the reasons why.  News Picks: Joe Biden demands you get a vaccine unless you're in the USPS.  Texas hospital bans Ivermectin for covid patients. Inflation is running wild. White House Chief of Staff undermines the Biden vaccine mandates with one tweet. Copyright Bongino Inc All Rights Reserved