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№ 14 Animals

Melissa and Brian list their favorite animals, with fun facts galore.

Lydia: “(Pointing at object) This?”

Melissa: “That's a stepstool.”

Brian: “That's right! It's called that because Mommy had it before she got married.”

Melissa
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Podcasting, Start to Finish: How to use a mixer

A mixer (also called a “mix­ing con­sole” or “mix­ing board”) is nec­es­sary if you record with more than one in­put, like two mi­cro­phones or a mi­cro­phone and an in­stru­ment. It can be in­tim­i­dat­ing to start, so let’s just look at the ba­sics.

Brian

Pinterest-perfect!

She smiled as the sounds of girl­ish gig­gles and laugh­ter fil­tered through the house. Her daugh­ters were hav­ing friends over for a sleep­over and were thor­oughly en­joy­ing them­selves. She was glad every­thing was go­ing so beau­ti­fully.

Melissa

Support Creators: KeePass

You should never reuse a pass­word. That means a dif­fer­ent pass­word for every com­puter and web­site ac­count you have. If you’re like me, that means over 100 dif­fer­ent pass­words to keep track of.

Brian

He wouldn't know a seal if it came up and honked him on the nose.

Brian
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S3Stat is ridiculously easy download tracking for Amazon S3

Af­ter re­cently start­ing our pod­cast (Ten to One, where we make top ten lists about every­thing), one of our first ques­tions was: is any­one lis­ten­ing?

Brian
№ 8 Actors

Melissa and Brian discuss which actors work they're most interested in watching.

Support Creators: Dan Carlin

I like books, blogs, pod­casts, and soft­ware. I’ve cre­ated some my­self (no books, prob­a­bly never a book). And I like to sup­port peo­ple who cre­ate things that I like.

Brian
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Podcasting, Start to Finish: Equipment

Re­cently we started a pod­cast: Ten to One, where we make top ten lists about every­thing (check it out!).

Brian
№ 6 Veggietales Songs

Melissa and Brian tell (and maybe sing a little of) their favorite Veggietales songs.

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Practical Typography

If you use Microsoft Word or build websites and have never learned the basics of typography, I’d like you to check out Matthew Butterick’s Practical Typography.

Brian
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Don't feel judged, feel nudged.

Brian
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№ 4 Villains

Melissa and Brian discuss the ten villains they love to hate (or just plain hate).

How serious, on a scale from pudding to death?

Brian

Number or String?

If a value contains only numeric digits, when should you store it as a number in the database, and when as a string?

Brian
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№ 3 Podcasts

Brian and Melissa talk through their top ten podcasts.

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The Bible on Broccoli

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Brian

We're smoking on all cylinders now!

Brian
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№ 2 Musicals

Melissa and Brian each pick their top ten movie musicals.

№ 1 Lamest Superheroes

This week Brian and Melissa each invent ten lame superheroes with lame superpowers. These characters would be right at home on The Tick or Mystery Men.

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My dad:

I like the jib of your chin.

Brian

Lobotomized Owl

* + *

Brian

SILO: Snakes on Sticks

I’ve started book­mark­ing the in­ter­est­ing Wikipedia ar­ti­cles I stum­ble on. You’ll see them pop up here with the pre­fix “SILO”: “Stuff I Learned On­line”. En­joy the tid­bits.

Brian