justin․searls․co

Sometimes, I give my keyboard a rest and express myself with mouth-words, which I publish as podcast called Breaking Change.

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Have a question or a hot take and want me to read it and react on the next show? Shoot me an e-mail at podcast@searls.co!


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v9 - Learn to Unicode

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If you're itching for a discussion that explains why I'm afraid to move into my new bathroom, what I really think about Andrew Huberman, and why it might make more sense to learn French than Java… prepare to be scratched, I guess?

I am highly confident that at least one person will get angry and unfollow this show as a result of words that came out of my mouth. If you've got thoughts and/or feelings, let me have'm at podcast@searls.co!

Some links to things:

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v8 - Anti-trustworthy

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This podcast is dedicated to the brave men and women at the Department of Justice for taking bold and decisive action against a clear and present danger to the continued existence of the United States of America: Apple's use of green bubbles and how they make some Android users feel bad.

Since the DOJ's lawsuit is all about vibes, send me your vibes—good or bad—and I'll be there for you. Who knows, if you choose to direct your energy to podcast@searls.co, maybe I'll get lucky and finally feel something in this cold, dead heart of mine.

Links and such follow:

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v7 - Outside your app's business hours

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This was a long episode, so here are some short notes.

As always, your e-mails delight and inspire me. Send one to podcast@searls.co with anything you want in it. I don't care if it's just emoji and gifs.

Citations follow:

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v6 - Pausing doesn't pause

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[UPDATE: In this episode, I referenced Stripe having an IPO in the past tense. I was mistaken, they are not (yet) publicly traded. We regret the error.]

The audio is better this week! I'm learning.

Also, I finally had something to talk about that has nothing to do with Apple! The target of the ion cannon that is my mouth this time? drumroll… it's Stripe! Sorry, Stripe. If you like rants about software quality and the systemic reasons everything is terrible, hoo boy! This one brings the heat. 🔥🔥🔥

We're starting to work down our mailbag backlog, so help me freshen it up by e-mailing the show at podcast@searls.co and our dedicated staff (me) will read it and—potentially, maybe—respond on the air!

And now, some URLs:

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v5 - Regressive Web Apps

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Welcome to Breaking Change, the 14th most popular technology podcast in Argentina! (And 30th in Norway!)

It's been a couple weeks since my last breaking change and, guess what, I done broke things again.

If you would prefer I not make so many breaking changes (or if you wish me to break even more of them!), e-mail me at podcast@searls.co and let me know and/or share your darkest secrets under a pseudonym using a throwaway account. Nobody needs to know.

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v4 - Facial Computing

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This podcast is a month old and four episodes in and the singular event looming over all of it has finally arrived! The era of facial computing has begun!

Join me for a Vision Pro extravaganza in which I detail all of my first impressions using the device, including dozens of things that seemingly every media and YouTube reviewer missed or excluded. Listen to this podcast and you'll hear tell of bugs you wouldn't believe even if you did see them!

The headline takeaway is: Apple Vision is clearly the future, because it's clearly not yet the present. (And why I'm probably keeping it anyway.)

As always, e-mail me your reviews, reactions, and errata at podcast@searls.co and I'll absorb them into the bubbling stew of opinions I'm forming about this futuristic-and-not-necessarily-in-a-good-way computing platform.

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v3 - Core Technology Fee

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Welp, Apple forced my hand and generated even more news in the run up to the launch of Apple Vision Pro and it demands a response! (Right?)

As is so obvious and well-established that I forgot to mention it, you can e-mail me the show at podcast@searls.co and maybe I'll find a way to work it in. Comments, questions, and complaints are all welcome!

Without further ado, let's a-do it:

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v2 - Vision Pre-order

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Heads up gang, there's a new breaking change with this release: my wallet is like $8000 lighter thanks to the Vision Pro preorders.

As always as of a week ago, you can e-mail me at podcast@searls.co and I'll read it silently in my head. If all goes well, I'll read it out loud, too. And everything works out, I may even read it out loud and into a microphone for the next show.

Okay, let's dig into this latest version:

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v1 - Initial Commit

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I finally gave up and recorded a podcast. And now I'm writing show notes. I tried not to let this happen but here I am typing this and it's happening. Forgive me.

This is a podcast for anybody who shares my interests and likes passing the time with a friendly, opinionated voice in their head. I have done thousands of hours of chores and errands over the years listening to mostly agreeable, sometimes interesting 1.5-3 hour podcasts to keep my mind busy. Now it's time for me to give back, I guess.

Here's the deal: e-mail me at podcast@searls.co and I'll talk about whatever you want me to talk about. Write whatever you want into that e-mail body: ask a question about video games, ask for my take on a new technology, ask for relationship advice, tell me my podcast sucks. You write it, I'll read it.

Okay, here's what I covered in version one of Breaking Change:

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