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275: Now, That's One Smart Home!

December 5, 2018

This week, Marshall explains his smart home setup to Brian in great detail. In News, Brian reveals an exciting development with Spectrum. And as always, we share a couple cool things, including an Advent calendar for programming puzzles and a thing everybody already knows about.


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  • Samsung One UI's floating keyboard is a feature in need of a use case
  • Tonal is a home gym that mounts on your wall


Explain Like I'm Five

  • ELI5
  • Marshall wrote up a hefty Google doc that includes links and descriptions for all this smart home stuff, so check it out for details on pretty much everything mentioned in the episode
  • Note: That Homekit bug seems to only affect shades, but it dims lights just fine, fwiw

One Cool Thing:

  • Brian shared Advent of Code, an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles
  • HackerTyper makes it look like ur a 1337 h4XX0r. Just smash the keyboard indiscriminately.
  • Marshall shared Audible, which is a thing you definitely already know about
  • Neuromancer kinda started the whole cyberpunk thing
  • Snow Crash is Marshall's favorite work of fiction

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