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3×20 hellyeah! show: it’s the Reno of California

Downtown_Stockton_CaliforniaIn this extended episode of the hellyeah! show, we discuss medications, the Surface 3, television, the city of Stockton, CA, Mario Kart 8, coconut chips, Comcast, CableCARD, and TiVo, along with a whole slew of news from WWDC about iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and more.

Emory’s stuff

  • campus is less crowded these days
  • birthdays and car trips
  • new meds are new
    • the amazing nature of psychiatric medication
    • related: Alexander Shulgin died, 88
      • pioneering pharmacologist, the tim leary of ecstacy
      • medical industry and research hamstrung by ignorance
        • MDMA is schedule 1, and that’s bad medicine
        • autism, ptsd, depression, alcoholism
        • assisted psychotherapy, death-and-dying and trauma
        • MAPS’ (multi-disciplinary assoc for pschedelic studies) $18M push to approve MDMA by 2021 for prescription medicine
  • my dad wants a Surface 3
  • I bought an antenna for my television because handlebar mustaches are too weird

Alan’s stuff

  • Stockton, CA
  • fast food reviews
    • McDonald’s self-seasoned fries
  • Mario Kart 8
  • dang coconut chips
  • Twitter notifications
  • Comcast negotiations


  • CableCARD and TiVo are the way to watch TV


  • continuity
    • stateful computing further realized
    • integration between iOS and OS X to seamlessly slip between the two


  • extensions
    • widgeting for iOS and OS X notification centers
    • plug-in architecture is pretty slick


  • software development
    • new cloud services for iCloud and App Store
    • new programming language: swift


  • search
    • spotlight overhauls for OS X and iOS
    • duckduckgo to iOS
    • integrating web searches with local search


  • iOS 8
    • health
      • very interesting dashboard for health data
      • allows services and apps to interact sanely — this is awesome for privacy
      • will require some developer involvement
    • home automation
    • revised Photos and editting like Aperture/LR
    • Family Sharing!
      • associate accounts with each other
      • share media, books, etc
      • fantastic addition but iCloud/AppleID still confusing
    • Messaging
      • group conversations can be unsubbed or muted
      • self-destruction
      • voice messaging
      • tying SMS to desktops and non-mobile devices
      • location sharing, media browsing
      • quick reply to notification inside other apps
    • omg keyboards
      • new text input is good
      • third-party keyboards will be fantastic
  • OS X Yosemite
    • UI tune-up
    • Spotlight takes the stage and hangs out with Alfred and Quicksilver
    • Today screen in Notification Center
    • new notification center looks awesome
      • more useful than a shelf of messages to collect and clutter
    • answer/place calls on your mac
      • SMS on OS X via your iPhone
    • hand-off to iOS
  • iCloud drive
    • word to your mother
    • inexpensive and familiar
    • oddly exciting considering other options


Alan would like to know what we're telling them this week.