Design Details · December 5, 2018

275: Now, That's One Smart Home!



This week, Marshall explains his smart home setup to Brian in great detail. In News, Brian reveals an exciting development with Spectrum. And as always, we share a couple cool things, including an Advent calendar for programming puzzles and a thing everybody already knows about.


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  • Samsung One UI's floating keyboard is a feature in need of a use case
  • Tonal is a home gym that mounts on your wall


Explain Like I'm Five

  • ELI5
  • Marshall wrote up a hefty Google doc that includes links and descriptions for all this smart home stuff, so check it out for details on pretty much everything mentioned in the episode
  • Note: That Homekit bug seems to only affect shades, but it dims lights just fine, fwiw

One Cool Thing:

  • Brian shared Advent of Code, an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles
  • HackerTyper makes it look like ur a 1337 h4XX0r. Just smash the keyboard indiscriminately.
  • Marshall shared Audible, which is a thing you definitely already know about
  • Neuromancer kinda started the whole cyberpunk thing
  • Snow Crash is Marshall's favorite work of fiction

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