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Curmudgeon’s Corner: You Got Played

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Work-Life Balance / iPhone 5s / iPhone 5c / Phablets
  • Innovative Dicks and Assholes
  • Shutdown / Debt Limit

Recorded on 15 Oct 2013

Length this week – 1:33:00

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@abulsme tweets from 2013-10-15 (UTC)

  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 10/14/2013: 14,631 steps and 10.8 km traveled. http://t.co/yvGq0OoOT9 01:01:55
  • Just finished recording this week’s podcast with @imbou. I will try (no promise) to get it out before we hit the debt limit. :-) 04:04:26
  • Reading – Anger explodes at Yahoo Mail redesign disaster: Key functions removed or broken (Violet Blue) http://t.co/m8L9Nsp6vE 06:05:41
  • Alarm just went off telling me to get up and start getting ready for my day. I haven’t actually gone to bed yet. This day is going to suck. 12:01:33
  • RT @robertcostaNRO: Conservatives are revolting this morning in the House, will not accept Senate deal, decisions/calls in 6-8am range seal… 13:21:05
  • Waiting for the the bus now, because sleeping while riding is better than sleeping while driving. Or so they say. 13:47:05
  • Almost fell asleep two or three times in the 15 minute WALK from my house to the bus stop. Ready to fall over now. Yawn!!! 13:48:09
  • Reading – Everything you need to know about the NSA and Tor in one FAQ (Timothy B. Lee) http://t.co/jM53EJgA3C 18:37:36
  • Reading – House GOP Considers Passing Bill, Then Leaving Town (Tom Kludt) http://t.co/Bnjfskgy3F 18:42:30
  • RT @BYUfan: @abulsme Dude! Take care of yourself. It's not worth it. Your need for sleep is always a valid excuse. 18:42:56
  • .@BYUfan yeah, yeah, I know. I just start working on something at 11 PM & get on a roll, then I look up & it is time to get ready for work. in reply to BYUfan 18:44:26
  • .@BYUfan Have done it several times recently, about half & half for my own stuff & for work stuff. I feel great getting the stuff done, but… in reply to BYUfan 18:46:24
  • .@BYUfan Avg over last 7 days is about 4.5 hours of sleep per night. Not enough. Definitely catching up with me. Ready to sleep for a week. in reply to BYUfan 18:47:52
  • Reading – Boehner Searches for Votes (Robert Costa) http://t.co/Rym44pdDLh 19:31:55
  • RT @markos: Not to stand in the way of GOP's self-destruction, but they WANT a pre-Christmas showdown when "grinch" references will abound? 19:46:28
  • Reading – Juan Linz’s Bad News for America (Matthew Yglesias) http://t.co/RxbVtDUhG7 20:05:19
  • Reading – It's OK to overreact to shootings in Washington (Marc Ambinder) http://t.co/R2EBCnmVyq 20:25:48
  • Reading – Shiller on 401K Plan Investing
    Calculated Risk (Bill McBride) http://t.co/rs2unC4qwC 20:29:04
  • Reading – Miriam Carey (Josh Marshall) http://t.co/4BWDu6ndSn 21:31:09
  • RT @chucktodd: Every move House GOP leadership has made has been about trying to prevent GOP civil war from breaking out w/right. unavoidab… 22:04:43
  • Reading – House GOP May Cancel Vote (Robert Costa) http://t.co/t7JvK0ca17 22:09:19
  • RT @mattyglesias: Everyone on the Hill is talking about 10/17 but the real x-date has been pushed back by the shutdown. This could go on a … 22:23:58
  • RT @petersuderman: Congressional GOP now playing out same dynamic that gave us Romney candidacy. Republicans have no idea what they want ex… 22:24:16