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403: The Confidence Gradient

June 30, 2021

This week, we talk about the confidence gradient, how we’ve built confidence over time, and the funny circumstances that can take us out of our element. In The Sidebar, we share our first impressions of Windows 11 and talk about the growing convergence of operation system designs.

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This week, we talk about our experiences of being in high and low confidence situations, how we’ve dealt with confidence over time, and the funny circumstances that can take us out of our element.

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Dreamland by Glass Animals. Very catchy, be warned.
  • Marshall shared LEGO Masters Season 2, now from Australia and the UK! SO much LEGO, so little time.

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