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A few days ago, on a forum post, I saw mention of a podcast series called “Taming the Terminal.”

It turns out this is yet another example of why the open internet is awesome.

With the help of ChatGPT, I have been feeling more confident about writing code and working in the Terminal, so I figured I would check out this podcast to learn more about it.

What I’m Learning

I am only a few episodes in and am learning a lot!

For the first time, I have some amount of understanding about what the Terminal app is and what it does. In the past, I have just copied and pasted commands that I found online. Now, I can at least decipher some of those commands I have used in the past.

The podcast has also given me a new way to look at some of the invisible things that the OS does behind the scenes that I have never really thought about before, like organizing files and maintaining permissions for those files. I now understand why repairing disk permissions is a thing!

Why the Open Web is Cool

It turns out that this series is from 2013!

If this was a Twitter thread or Facebook post, it would have long been “lost” to history or at least more difficult to access. However, since this is a website and podcast, it is so much more resilient, searchable, and shareable for anyone on the internet to find and learn from. Even a decade later!

I look forward to eventually working through all 40 episodes, but I wanted to take a second to share my appreciation here.

In the meantime, I would love to hear about how you use the Terminal to improve your computing experience; let me know in the comments!

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Putting on some headphones is a pretty universal sign to others that you’re working, or at least that you don’t want to be disturbed. But what do you play in said headphones when you’re trying to focus?

If I am doing chores around the house or running errands, I am probably listening to a podcast. If I am working out, probably some combination of 80’s power ballads and shitty pop music. But if I am working, recently I have been listening to noise, not music.

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I have become obsessed with checklists since reading The Checklist Manifesto. Automating checklists is even better!

Here is a video explaining how I use Drafts to write, store, and revise my checklists (e.g., project templates) to use in Things.

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I love podcasts. I listen to so many that I look forward to long road trips so I can catch up on my backlog.

However, I have never been on one… until now!

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