205. It's Cool To Get A Letter


September 25th, 2023

1 hr 8 mins 23 secs

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About this Episode




  • Joyful communities.
  • Whether discord logs can be subpoenaed.
  • Encoding all your mail in ROT13 to keep them safe from the snoops at the NSA.
  • Finishing with your DSP design work so your employer sends you into the basement to make cardboard boxes.
  • Someone in the early 2000s with a high pitched voice.
  • Remembering your grandma's phone number from when you were six but not remembering any phone numbers since then.
  • Thinky Puzzle Games.
  • An Alan Hazelden thing.
  • Tom Brown's Tracker School.
  • Going into the woods and sitting in one spot for four days.
  • A good, productive, safe time.
  • Keeping control of your emotions.
  • How to know when to stop.
  • Doing a ritual at sunrise.
  • Having animal encounters.
  • Trees dripping water on you.
  • Doing the most boring thing for four days straight so you can never be bored again.
  • A really cool thing to do in your twenties.
  • Sonic showers screaming at you until you're clean.
  • Lacking the experience to understand what's coming for you.
  • Going through some shit and loving it.
  • What if it all works out?
  • The experience of knowing twins.
  • Taking advantage of the Groupon for college tuition.
  • Hanging your fears on milestones.
  • Taking your parental leave consecutively.
  • Daycare as a microcosm of communal living.
  • Showing people what you're working on.
  • Making a living putting your kids on social media until your kids get old enough to express that they don't like it.
  • Wearing a shirt saying "I do not consent to be photographed."
  • A conversation with a five year old about scrub jays.
  • Sharing media with an allowlist.
  • Setting permissions on who can see your photos.
  • Sharing photos with your family by handing out USB drives.
  • A visual novel that is extremely interested in your personal financial information.
  • A pen connected to a matrix of hundreds of other pens so you can sign your name hundreds of times at once.
  • The Zelda one-second quest.
  • Naming yourself Zelda as a shortcut for understanding this topic.
  • Naming your character Zelda without understanding the consequences.
  • Red bubbles that take your sword away.
  • An obvious door that you can walk through.
  • Iwata Asks.
  • Accidentally using only half the space available.
  • Zelda randomizers.
  • SMZ3.
  • How to make Super Mario World a metroidvania.
  • Marvin putting in work.
  • Capturing a particular level of snark.
  • Reading books in high school that you won't understand until you're 30.
  • The California Raisins as the sequel to the Grapes of Wrath.
  • The kind of person who works really hard in high school.
  • Xanthan gum.
  • Trochaic something or other.
  • I had a theory about music and then I made all these friends!
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