Tea: Emperor’s Orchid (Wang Zhe Zhi Xiang) green tea. Damon talks about permission concerns in the hot new app, Meitu. Michael considers the friction between different levels of technology. Also: brown towels, InCoWriMo, Sprinting, the planet Baltimore, laptop touch screens, cutting arguments, never using Bluetooth, dongle reprogramming, putting stupid things on your face, Mahler and Mozart, video rental stores that still exist, game nights, favored tin foil brands for making hats, a monster orchid voice, and a topic for our next episode!
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- A Ming dynasty scholar’s study
- Microsoft Sculpt keyboard
- Logitech Unifying for Chrome (the “reprogramming” app)
- Article that got Damon thinking about Meitu
- Freedom of the Press in the United States
- Mahler’s Symphony No. 5
- Queen of the Night Aria (“Der hölle rache“)
- InCoWriMo (not to be confused with NaNoWriMo)
- Pre-Paid Postage Pilot Program
- Send a letter to: Tech Tea c/o Michael Coffey, PO Box 30632, Seattle, WA 98103
- Buying stamps online from the US Post Office
- Scarecrow Video
- The “challenges with clay” game
- The complicated “reacting to other people” game
- The “flying a space ship” game on Android and for iPhone/iPad
Our theme music was written by Lisa Purdy.