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Dan Benjamin
Summary of my wife's first day with her iPhone 6: my daughter hasn't put it in the toilet yet. Will update again tomorrow.
Hey, my episode of Grit! is up: Talking with @danbenjamin + @haddiebird about XOXO, The Manual, etc.
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If someone younger than me makes fun of something I like, I laugh like a good sport and in the devil's voice I think "Time will devour you."
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I just bought the terrible episode I-III DVDs as a pack for $40 from Target. Forgive me.
Didn’t know this. Bye iPhoto! MT @danbenjamin: I use Image Capture to download (and then delete) photos & movies to a Mac from the iPhone.
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Thanks for the recommendations — we don’t own a blu ray player. Also I don’t want to buy one to watch these crap movies.
I hated Star Wars Ep I, II, III but my 6YO wants to see them. They costs $50 each on DVD and cannot be streamed? What?
I'm supporting @danbenjamin Dan Benjamin @Patreon… He and all the 5by5 hosts make great content..
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What are you listening to this weekend?
Holly Hunter totally owns this movie.
Holy crap, Hank (breaking bad) is in The Firm!
If there was a time when the music in The Firm was acceptable, I refuse to remember it.
Miss Diagnosis and One Night Stand.
Right, because this is what “working from home” looks like.…
Thanks again to @andymcmillan for being a guest on today’s Grit. We talked about #xoxofest, #themanual, and more.
Survey says: difficult apartment deliveries, account address is elsewhere
@danbenjamin they're single and looking for people who share their values.
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Serious question: why do people ship their iPhone to an Apple Store instead of to their home or office, and then wait in line to get if?
Call in to talk to @andymcmillan right now, live, on Grit! 512-518-5714 #xoxofest
We’re recording Grit today live at 12:00pm ET with special guest @andymcmillan and your calls.
Remember when we used to wait in a physical line to buy our iPhones?
The Frequency is live now. Join me and @haddiebird at
The cool EC4 conference is happening Oct 2-3 in SF. Use the code 5BY5 for 50% off (This is *not* a sponsored post, just something I like)
Had to find an email from someone whose first name is “Benjamin”, so I typed @danbenjamin in Spotlight. I may need to lie down.
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The hard work, from the user standpoint, already happened when we went from 6 (comfy, familiar, dated) to 7 (austere, new, untapped).
The big changes are beneath the surface, and as users we just get the great benefits. Example: extensions (new keyboards, 1password).
The transition from iOS 7 to 8 feels more like a point release than a major iOS jump. This is meant as a compliment to Apple.
I use Image Capture to download (and then delete) photos & movies to a Mac from the iPhone. The Mac is backed up to multiple places.
Finally backed-up/archived and deleted all the photos on my iPhone going back to February 2012. I now have 34GB free. #wayofthefuture
So far, QuickType is the only thing that’s “bad” about iOS 8. But it’s early still.
“I like how just banging the mouse reconnects it.” — @haddiebird
It’s not fair to make the dog homeless just because you’re homeless.
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. @secondfret Thabks but we aren't looking for advice, need somebody with a circular saw and 2x4's.
Anybody in #austin good at building a basic studio set/backdrop, message me.
Guys, real talk here. Please please do at least one full iTunes backup before upgrading to iOS 8. It's REALLY worth the time and effort.
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Our local auto insurance agency was sold recently. Here's how the email from the new owner begins: "Dear [first name],"
Finally put my money where my mouth is and became a patreon supporter of @danbenjamin and @5by5
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Yosemite is a flat circle.
I’d like Yosemite better if I could browse the web with it.
Yes, this @McConaughey #Lincoln commercial was filmed here in Austin. Too cool.…
In 2010, I had an amazing interview with @notch. I’ve asked him to be a guest on @gritshow. Cross your fingers.
What are you listening to right now?
I love coming home to #Austin. Thanks to everybody at #xoxofest for such a great time.
"TGI Friday's has a gluten free menu. The world is changing." -- @haddiebird
All of us have failed and will fail again. Maybe we're failing right now. Don't be so scared about it. Pick it back up or somebody else will
Following people credited in latest blog - Copying is Wrong, Don’t Do It - @danbenjamin @inkedmn @mikevardy please RT
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I think of daily shows as things you listen to live and weekly shows as something you time shift.