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    How To Explore Your StrengthsFinder Report - With Pete Mockaitis

    · Lead Through Strengths with Lisa Cummings | building engaged teams & stronger leadership w/ StrengthsFinder & natural talents

    This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa speaks with Pete Mockaitis, who joins us in a live example of what it’s like to explore your StrengthsFinder results for the first time. Pete's Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes:  Ideation, Strategic, Learner, Activator, Input, Connectedness, Woo, Communication, Positivity, Individualization Lisa’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes:   Strategic, Maximizer, Positivity, Individualization, Woo, Futuristic, Focus, Learner, Communication, Significance Resources of the Episode You can reach Pete through the Awesome at Your Job website. You can also connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn. And you should because he's awesome! Here's the link to Pete's podcast, and to his interview of Lisa Cummings. Books, terms, and other websites mentioned in this podcast: Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Dr. Robert Cialdini Study: 80/20 Rule, which is also called the Pareto Principle Term: Leadership Domains as explained by my friends at Leadership Vision Consulting. They're another firm who offers Strengths based leadership training. And our favorite resource of the episode: evidence of Pete's wicked-awesome talent of one-handed clapping:   You'll also find lots of StrengthsFinder, leadership, and team tools on our Strengths Resources page.   Subscribe To Lead Through Strengths To subscribe and review, here are your links for listening in iTunes and Stitcher Radio. You can also stream any episode right from this website. Subscribing is a great way to never miss an episode. Let the app notify you each week when the latest episode gets published.   Here's The Full Transcript of the Interview Lisa Cummings: [00:00:08] You’re listening to Lead Through Strengths, where you’ll learn to apply your greatest strengths at work. I’m your host, Lisa Cummings, and I’ve got to tell you, whether you’re leading a team or leading yourself, it’s hard to find something more energizing and productive than using your natural talents every day at work. And today you’re going to get a really unique episode on StrengthsFinder. It’s different from our usual guest interview. Today, your guest joins us in a live example of what it’s like to explore your StrengthsFinder results for the first time. So I think a lot of guests are going to identify with his love of learning and his corporate experiences. He’s actually a former consultant for Bain so he has that pedigree company thing on his list that many of you. And today he’s the trainer and chief at Awesome At Your Job, so you’ll hear more about that and his show as we dig in. So, you know, if you’re a regular listener of this show that we’re going to talk about how his differences are his differentiators. So you’ll enjoy hearing a fun fact about him. So, here it goes. This guy has a unique talent of being able to clap with one hand. So, Pete Mockaitis, welcome to the show. Please give yourself a one-handed welcome and demonstrate for us. Pete Mockaitis: [00:01:34] Oh, Lisa, thank you. That’s such a unique welcome and it’s fun to do, and here we go. [one-handed claps] Lisa Cummings: [00:01:40] I can’t believe that is really happening with one hand. It is blowing my mind. You’re going to have to make us a video so we can see what that actually looks like. I can’t believe that’s possible. Pete Mockaitis: [00:01:51] I can do that, yes, and that’s probably my number one strength is one-handed clapping. It opens a lot of doors. Lisa Cummings: [00:01:58] [laughs] Your hand can open a door in a traditional way...but his out. Pete Mockaitis: [00:02:01] Oh, well-played. Lisa Cummings: [00:02:05] Watch out. Oh, my gosh. We’re going to totally have this video on the show notes, so if you’re listening click on over to that because that’s a serious talent. I love it. [laughs] Okay, let’s get into the serious side of super powers. That’s one, I tell you, parlor tricks though they could fuel the Woo that you have up in there. I think there’s something tied here. Maybe that’s how you discovered it. Maybe we’ll uncover that today. Pete Mockaitis: [00:02:30] Oh, are folks being won over as we speak, or are they turned off? We’ll see with your emails that come flowing in. Lisa Cummings: [00:02:35] That’s right. Okay. So, you know in this episode, we’re going to do this like a sample of exploring your StrengthsFinder talents for the first time. Well, we’re going to have to start by telling them what your Talent Themes here. So give them your top five. Pete Mockaitis: [00:02:50] Okay, can do. With just the words or the descriptions as well? Lisa Cummings: [00:02:54] Let’s get a little “Meet Pete” moment. So do the word and also the one sentence what this looks like on you. Pete Mockaitis: [00:03:03] Okay. So, first, I’ll give a quick preview – one, Ideation; two, Strategic; three, Learner; four, Activator; and five, Input. In terms of the one sentence: 1) Ideation, it’s true I am fascinated by ideas and how they connect together on my podcast with guests. I eat it up when I see “Oh, wait, there’s one thing someone said” can combine with that other thing they said, so I’m going to focus on prioritizing with the one thing but also building some tiny habits and, boom, there’s this combination synergy goodness, and so that resonates. 2) Strategic. I buy that in terms of if I’m always thinking about sort of what’s the optimal path forward, that’s the name of my company – Optimality, LLC – getting the band for the buck and sort of that 80/20 Rule and action, I’m really after that. 3) For Learner, it’s true. Ever since I was a youngster that’s kind of where my trainer and chief story starts. I was always going to the library reading books about goal-setting, success, teamwork, collaboration, influence. I was just into that stuff, and I remain to this day. 4) Activator, it’s true. I am often impatient. I’m excited to put things into action. Just this week I was thinking it’s just too much trying to manage the guests with merely emails and spreadsheets. I need a CRM, customer relationship management piece of software, and five hours later I had tried nine of them and made my decision. So, yeah, I got after it right away. That’s kind of my nature. I’ll wake up and I’ll have an idea and I just want to like run to the computer and implement it. 5) And then, finally, Input. I do, I love to get perspective from wise folks and learn all that they have to offer and collect multiple opinions to really prove or disprove the sort of key facts or assertions that are going to make or break a given decision. Lisa Cummings: [00:04:59] These are so good. Thanks for adding the Pete color because even for people who don’t understand the basic definition of it and Gallup’s terminology you explained it and then added your individual color. Just seeing as a kid in the library, I’m imagining you going back and training them so it’ll be fun to hear the depth on that. And then Activator, one that just happened the other day. It’s just a really great specific example so we can see what these are like in real life. So, let’s talk about if we really relate this to career, and you think back on one of your proudest accomplishments, tell us about that snapshot in time. Pete Mockaitis: [00:05:40] You know, I’m thinking, the first thing that leaps to mind is just getting the job at Bain & Company itself. I’d say it was very meaningful to me because I had been interested in it for some years before it came about, and it was just a vivid moment. I can recall when I was emceeing a date auction event as a fundraiser in college for a student organization, and when I got the call I just handed the microphone to someone, walked off stage, received the call. It was great news. I was excited. I hugged my friend, Emily, who was wearing a red puffy coat. It’s forever enshrined in my brain as like the moment that this thing I had been after for some years was now mine. Lisa Cummings: [00:06:31] I love how vivid your imagery is and all of these. Take us through the preparation, what it was like for you getting ready for applying for this job, making it a thing. It sounds like it was a long time coming. So how was that playing out in your life, leading up to that phone call? Pete Mockaitis: [00:06:49] Oh, sure thing. Well, I was sort of an odd kid in my sort of freshman year of college. I was sort of determined like, “By golly, I want to work in a top strategy consulting firm when I graduate, and so that’s just what I’m going to do.” And so I began exploring different avenues very early on in terms of student organizations and what were the linkages and how I could have sort of a distinctive profile that I would be intriguing to them. I went to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign which is not a hotbed for recruiting into those firms, but there are a few each year who get in, and I wanted to be one. So, I remember I would sort of try to find the right people, and the right organizations, and learn from them and see what I could do. And I remember, talk about vivid experiences, I was chatting guy named Bo who was wearing a Harry Potter wizard hat at a Halloween party. And he said, “Oh, you should join the student organization.” And I was like, “Oh, I was thinking about that, but isn’t that kind of more technology stuff?” And he’s like, “Oh, no. It’s much broader than that. Yeah, and they’re always chatting with so-and-so and they do case interviews,” which is a key step to get a job in these firms, “to get in and, yeah, I think you’d like it.” And so I was excited to discover that opportunity and then go after it. Then once I met a real person named Jeff who had the position, I was just having a real lot of fun chatting with him and seeing, “Hey, what’s it like on the inside? Is it really what I’ve built it up to be?” and sort of receiving that reinforcement that it was good. And then, ultimately, I think the biggest hurdle to get the job is the case interview where you have to sort of solve business problems live before the interviewer’s eyes. And so I did a lot of prep. I got the books, I even recorded myself doing case interviews. I’d listen to them back to see how I was doing and to see how I might tweak it to seem more engaging or succinct and insightful. I remember I was listening to myself doing case interviews while driving up to the interview the day before. So those are things that leap to mind there. Lisa Cummings: [00:09:06] Those are so good. Now, if you look at your talents, and then you try to make some linkages, now I’ve made a bunch of linkages and I’ve even, although the listeners can’t see your list beyond your top five, as you would not be surprised if you know a Learner and Input. Pete immediately goes out and wants more input and grabs the full 34 premium version of assessment so he can see the whole lineup. So I see a bigger lineup and I have some things popping into my head about your number 6, Connectedness, and your number 7, Woo. But when you look at your list and you think back on that experience, what links do you see where you’re using those talents as you’re preparing? Pete Mockaitis: [00:09:47] Oh, sure thing. Well, it’s interesting, in terms of Activator it’s like, “This is the thing I want and so I’m going to start now.” I was a freshman and I was evaluating opportunities. Not only whether they were fun and I would get to meet people, but if they would take me to where I wanted to go, and then jumping in full force for those things I thought could really do it. So, I guess that’s Activator. I’m getting right to it yet Strategic is that I was kind of being selective, and saying, “You know, while that club sounds kind of interesting, I don’t think it’s going to have as much sort of bang for my buck, in terms of taking me where I want to be.” And so the interestingness is not quite enough to offset this. And then with Ideation, I think I did take some novel approaches to having distinctive profile, like I authored a book in college about leadership and student organizations, and I saw the opportunity to be the Secretary General of our model United Nations, which I thought, “Well, that’s a really cool leadership opportunity in terms of managing dozens of people and thousands of dollars to put together an event for hundreds of folks. Ooh, that’ll be a real nice concept to make an impression, as well as having a ton of fun.” So I was a pure career-seeking robot along the lines. But I do see those in learning, yeah, talking to folks, learning what the firms want, how they operate, getting the books. And Input, certainly, talking to numerous people along the way to confirm, “Is this really what I think it is?” and learn, “Well, what needs to be done in order to get there?” Lisa Cummings: [00:11:30] You’re bringing up what happens for a lot of people where if they heard the descriptors in the StrengthsFinder Talent Themes, and they listen to the thing that you just described, they would probably think, “Achiever” because it seems like the easy way to describe what you accomplished. And although Achiever is middle of the road for you, 13, it’s not extraordinarily high but you found extreme achievement at that age. So, you’re demonstrating something that’s really cool which is I always tell people. StrengthsFinder doesn’t tell you what you go do in your career. It’s more about how you can go do it, leaning through the talents you have. So you found achievement through totally different talents and it’s dangerous to try to look at the words on the surface. And I think if I listened to your show, which I do. Pete Mockaitis: [00:12:21] Oh, thank you. Lisa Cummings: [00:12:22] Which is called Awesome At Your Job. So, for those of you listening and you want to check it out, we’ll put the link in the show notes. It’s a great show about being awesome at your job overall. I think if listened to that show I may hypothesize that you have an Analytical talent, for example, because I know that you mention research studies very often, you mention proof points, your favorite hobby is Monopoly. So you have some of these things, right, that some people might think, “Oh, that sounds like an Analytical guy.” And Talent Themes show up more in how you approach what you do not necessarily what those interests are. So, kind of fascinating thing you’re bringing up. So, tell us about yearnings and interests, like Monopoly and research studies and proof points, and things that you talk about in your show and how your Talent Themes speak to those. Pete Mockaitis: [00:13:14] Oh, that is interesting in terms of just what’s fun. So, on my honeymoon, just a few months ago – Yay. Lisa Cummings: [00:13:23] Yay. Pete Mockaitis: [00:13:24] I was reading this book Pre-Suasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini on the beach. And so it’s funny, it’s non-fiction but that was just fascinating and fun for me, I was like, “Oh, wow. Well, here’s an interesting fact. They did study and here’s what happened.” And so I’ll find that all the more thrilling than most works of fiction because I guess Ideation is fuelling that fascination in terms of I’m thinking, “Oh, look at all these implications for how I could go put that to work and make things happen.” And for Monopoly, it’s so funny. I remember one time I was meeting this guy for the first time, his name is Peter; fine name, fine guy. Lisa Cummings: [00:14:09] Fine name. Pete Mockaitis: [00:14:11] [laughs] And so as we were playing Monopoly he kept asking me some questions about my career journey and how I went into Bain and why I left Bain and started my own business and these things. And I’ll tell you what, I was so focused on the strategic options and decisions I had to make in that game Monopoly to win I actually had in my head the idea that this guy is trying to distract me in order to win at Monopoly. Lisa Cummings: [00:14:40] [laughs] Pete Mockaitis: [00:14:41] I thought, “Pete, that’s crazy. Most people don’t care. They play games to socialize in fun ways.” [laughs] I was being a little rude in retrospect. I kind of apologized to him. I gave him very short answers, I was like, “Well, ultimately, that’s just something I’ve always loved to do.” You know, just one- or two-sentence responses. Lisa Cummings: [00:15:01] Let’s get back to the seriousness of Park Place, buddy. [laughs] Okay. So, now what you’re helping me see and raise is this concept of domains. I don’t know if you know this about StrengthsFinder, but they’ve done some studies on leadership, and these four domains of leadership actually came from quite a large study on followers. So, if I look at your talent lineup, not to get too nerdy and distract from the story of you, I’ll give you the quick version. There are four different domains of leadership that people often find their strength in, and yours, to give you the tell as I lean into it, you come in really hot on the Strategic Thinking Talents, and then second highest your Influencing. So, there are four categories. You have the Relationship Talents. You have the Influencing Talents. You have the Strategic Thinking talents, the thinker guy that you probably are, and then you have Executing Talents. And so, as I listened to your reaction to the Monopoly thing, I could see you being really in your head about what was going on in the situation. The way I look at these four domains is that they’re all valuable, and they’re all useful ways that you can demonstrate leadership, but this is kind of, when you have one that comes in heavy in your top five, it’s often the color of glasses you’re wearing. Like yours would be, if you looked at your StrengthsFinder report, the Strategic Thinking Talents are actually colored red. And you could see, “Okay, look, my first view on things, the lens I’m going to see the world through will, first, likely be thinking about it.” Now you have a lot of fast-thinking talents, so Ideation is fast and Strategic is fast, so it’s not like you’re going to go deep and sit around and ponder things deeply for months. You can boom, boom, boom, react to that guy and have your answer. And I noticed your Influencing Talents are also high on your list. You have Activator, Woo, Communication up in your top 10. It’s interesting to see those two. How does that play into how you’ve seen yourself and your career? Pete Mockaitis: [00:17:12] Well, that is interesting. And what’s funny is I have a little bit of a hard time switching at times in that I really do like people and building relationships, and connecting and laughing and seeing how we’re similar and how we can help each other and collaborate and all those good things. That’s fun for me. But surprising, or I don’t know, just kind of part of how I go, is that when I get deep into the realm of this Ideation, Strategic, Input, Thinking and I’m trying to crack something, or figure it out, it’s just sort of like Peter in that game of Monopoly. It’s like, “I’m not in people mode right now. I am in finding an optimal solution given all of my options and constraints mode right now.” And I feel a bit sort of like I’m being pulled away from that which I’m attached to and I’m into at the moment, or I’m just sort of like I’m not really present or there. I think that does show up in that they are different clusters and I feel them differently in terms of my whole headspace and emotional state. It’s like, “I’m not in people mode right now.” And sometimes my wife will notice and she would like me to enter into people mode as we’re being together, or where she’ll just say, “Okay, you’re in your groove. Go ahead and finish that first.” So that’s the first thing that pops to mind there. Lisa Cummings: [00:18:45] What a deep powerful insight. I love hearing how the thinking stuff is playing out in your head, and then also the relationship part. So, I apply StrengthsFinder to work all the time and find that sometimes the easiest ones to get how you perform relative to other people is through people you’re really close to. So your wife probably knows you about as well as anyone in the world so she’s going to be more comfortable saying it out loud or noticing it or mentioning it. Do you happen to know hers? Has she taken this yet? Pete Mockaitis: [00:19:20] You know, I don’t think she has. Lisa Cummings: [00:19:22] Okay. Would be fun. So this could be one where you say, “Okay, look, your first Relationship Talent is Connectedness. It’s your number six. I hear you relying on it relatively often.” So you could ask a question like how could you lean on your Connectedness talent when you’re trying to consciously switch into a mode that would complement the conversation you two are having? Pete Mockaitis: [00:19:47] That is a great question. And, particularly Connectedness, that’s one of those words for the Strengths Finders that makes me think of, “Oh, like a super network.” But, no, no. Connectedness is more about having sort of like the faith in why things are the way they are or a higher power. And so, for me, that is big. I’m a Catholic Christian. I think tapping into some of those, well, one, I guess is the headspace of worship or sort of loving people and serving them as folks made in the image and likeness of God can be pretty potent in terms of a reminder of, “Hey, what’s really important here?” “Well, how about we give that person the listening ear and respect and attention that they deserve?” Lisa Cummings: [00:20:32] Oh, this is so good. I could take this in 20 directions because, one, I hear the interplay of Talents, how your Connectedness and Strategic gets so wound together because you do have so many Thinking Talents, the connection of ideas and not just people and meaning but pull all those things together – connecting meaning, connecting people, connecting ideas. Those are going to play out for you in a way that might even be difficult to separate, you know, “Which talent thing is talking here?” And then your first Executing Theme is Belief and that, of course, I hear it in what you just said, and so it really helps me see when you say it. Oh, yeah, this would drive how you go about getting things done as well with the perspective of the meaning in your life and what is this all for and how does it play out. I also think this is the direction I’ll ultimately take it, because there are so many ways we could go from that conversation. So a lot of people struggle with this. You look at your lineup, and I’ve told you about these leadership domains, and you see, “Oh, my gosh. My first Executing Talent is number 12. This sounds like a person. Oh, no, I might be doomed. Does it mean I never get anything done?” Well, clearly you get a lot done. You are a machine it seems. So, where do you get your ability to achieve and get the outcomes and results you want? Because you clearly do. Pete Mockaitis: [00:22:00] How does it happen? Well, I think part of is just that I think about it in terms of I have a standard in mind in terms of how things should be or go. I think that’s kind of a vague broad thing to say. But, day after day, what mostly happens is I have kind of a picture in my head for what is done, good, complete, dream, nirvana state look like, and then I have all these ideas for what are the things that I could do that I couldn’t bring it there. And then I just become very excited about those ideas and I just sort of run after them. In terms of the CRMs, I was thinking, “I have a dream” – so dramatic. Lisa Cummings: [00:22:57] [laughs] Martin Luther Pete has a dream of CRM systems. Pete Mockaitis: [00:23:03] In which every guest that comes on my show will be absolutely outstanding, like leaving me and listeners with, “Wow.” Well, what’s it take to get there? Well, probably a fuller pipeline so that I don’t ever have a scramble in terms of, “Oh, I’m a little light on interview appointments. I better get some right away.” That’s like an obstacle to that is like when you have the time to patiently vet candidates as opposed to, “Oh, I’ve got to grab somebody,” then the odds are in your favor in terms of getting great ones. So then, I think, “Well, then what does that system look like? And how can I do that without spending my whole life stuck into analyzing their tweet history?” That’s how I often think about how it gets done, is I feel this tension inside me. It’s like, “I want that to be real and I’ve got these compelling, exciting ideas for what I could do to make that real so let’s go do it.” Lisa Cummings: [00:24:01] It’s really pretty deep what you just said because I could see Strategic helping you sort quickly, “Here’s the outcome. What’s the best way to get there?” Boom, your Activator says, “Go!” and then you create these systems and the insight that listeners won’t have, is that you and I have had some other conversations outside of this. Pete and I are pals. So we’ll talk podcast nerd-talk and he has all these great systems and team members who make things happen, and it actually is one of the great things you can do as Activator. You partner with people who see it through the finish line so that you can get the excitement at the starting line, and then other people can do the execution of the systems you’ve established and the vision you’ve created. So it’s actually a beautiful way you’ve worked through it. Pete Mockaitis: [00:24:43] Oh, thank you. You know, it’s so funny, when you say it like that I think, “Well, of course, isn’t that how everyone does it?” And the answer is I guess clearly, “No, it’s not.” Because I think, “Well, isn’t executing the same thing hundreds of times kind of dull?” But, no, some people are into that. Lisa Cummings: [00:24:59] A-ha. Okay. So, here’s the last topic we’ll bring up only because we’re running out of time because, geez, this would be so much fun to keep going and going and going. So that comment you just made made me think of the Talent Theme of Consistency, doing the same thing hundreds and hundreds of times. Well, it is Pete’s number 33 talent, so we call that a lesser talent, or maybe somebody else’s talent. Meaning somebody else, right? Yes, somebody else might get really excited about doing something the same way consistently over and over every day. But if Pete had to do that every day, what would work feel like for you? Pete Mockaitis: [00:25:37] Oh, it would just be so dull. It’s like I would want sort of some spark of newness to make it come together. Lisa Cummings: [00:25:48] This is a great way to end the show because living in your strengths makes you a stronger performer. Living in your strengths brings you energy and enjoyment about your job. If you’re pulling on your lesser talents, or someone else’s talents, all day every day, you feel drained, you feel burned out, and so many people feel like that and wonder, “You know, gosh, it’s not so hard and people are nice. So why do I feel like this?” And that’s often why, it’s because they’re calling on their weaknesses all day every day but they just don’t quite realize why. So, thanks, in an unexpected way, for illustrating that point because that is so powerful for people to have that insight. Pete Mockaitis: [00:26:25] Oh, thank you. It’s been a blast. Lisa Cummings: [00:26:27] It has been a blast. I’m so excited to have you here to do this. I wish we could triple down on it. Let’s get listeners over to you because you have so many great shows to help people be awesome at their jobs. So, where should they go to dig into your content, your training, your podcasts? Pete Mockaitis: [00:26:42] Oh, sure thing. Thank you. Well, I’d say if you’re already, well, you are a podcast listener, fire up your app and whatever you’re doing and search Awesome Job. That should be enough to pop up the show How To Be Awesome At Your Job. Lisa herself is a guest on an episode. You might check that out to get another flavor for her. Or just my website And it’s been fun. I’ve had about 130, wow, conversations with tremendous folks and every one of them is about trying to sharpen the universal skills required to flourish at work. So, whether you’re an executive, or a manager, or an individual contributor in marketing, or finance, or anything, it should be applicable because that’s kind of the primary screen we’re using. Lisa Cummings: [00:27:26] I second that. It is a fantastic show. I met Pete last year, and ever since leaving our meet-up in Chicago, I just have been an avid listener, and it’s just full of great guests and great tips. If you want to go back and listen through the lens of the StrengthsFinder Talents it’ll be really fun to do that. Also, for listeners, if you want some Strengths focus tools to use with your team at work, also check out LeadThroughStrengths/resources and you’ll get a bunch of great free info there. As we close episode, remember using your strengths makes you a stronger performer at work. If you’re putting a lopsided focus on fixing your weaknesses you’re probably choosing the path of most resistance. So claim your talents and share them with the world.  

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    144-The Murder Castle

    · Futility Closet

    When detectives explored the Chicago hotel owned by insurance fraudster H.H. Holmes in 1894, they found a nightmarish warren of blind passageways, trapdoors, hidden chutes, and asphyxiation chambers in which Holmes had killed dozens or perhaps even hundreds of victims. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the career of America's first documented serial killer, who headlines called "a fiend in human shape." We'll also gape at some fireworks explosions and puzzle over an intransigent insurance company. Intro: In 1908 a Strand reader discovered an old London horse omnibus on the outskirts of Calgary. If Henry Jenkins truly lived to 169, then as an English subject he'd have changed religions eight times. Sources for our feature on H.H. Holmes: Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City, 2004. John Borowski, The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes, 2005. Harold Schechter, Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, 1994. Alan Glenn, "A Double Dose of the Macabre," Michigan Today, Oct. 22, 2013. John Bartlow Martin, "The Master of the Murder Castle," Harper's, December 1943. Corey Dahl, "H.H. Holmes: The Original Client From Hell," Life Insurance Selling, October 2013. "Claims an Alibi: Holmes Says the Murders Were Committed by a Friend," New York Times, July 17, 1895. "Holmes in Great Demand: Will Be Tried Where the Best Case Can Be Made," New York Times, July 24, 1895. "Accused of Ten Murders: The List of Holmes's Supposed Victims Grows Daily," New York Times, July 26, 1895. "The Holmes Case," New York Times, July 28, 1895. "Expect to Hang Holmes: Chicago Police Authorities Say They Can Prove Murder," New York Times, July 30, 1895. "Chicago and Holmes," New York Times, July 31, 1895. "No Case Against Holmes: Chicago Police Baffled in the Attempt to Prove Murder," New York Times, Aug. 2, 1895. "Did Holmes Kill Pitzel: The Theory of Murder Gaining Ground Steadily," New York Times, Nov. 20, 1894. "Holmes Fears Hatch: Denies All the Charges of Murder Thus Far Made Against Him," New York Times, Aug. 2, 1895. "Quinlan's Testimony Against Holmes: They Think He Committed Most of the Murders in the Castle," New York Times, Aug. 4, 1895. "Modern Bluebeard: H.H. Holmes' Castles Reveals His True Character," Chicago Tribune, Aug. 18, 1895. "The Case Opened: A Strong Plea, by the Prisoner for a Postponement," New York Times, Oct. 29, 1895. "Holmes and His Crimes: Charged with Arson, Bigamy, and Numerous Murders," New York Times, Oct. 29, 1895. "Holmes Grows Nervous: Unable to Face the Portrait of One of His Supposed Victims," New York Times, Oct. 30, 1895. "Holmes Is Found Guilty: The Jury Reaches Its Verdict on the First Ballot," New York Times, Nov. 3, 1895. "Holmes Sentenced to Die: The Murderer of Benjamin F. Pietzel to Be Hanged," New York Times, Dec. 1, 1895. "The Law's Delays," New York Times, Feb. 4, 1896. "Holmes' Victims," Aurora [Ill.] Daily Express, April 13, 1896. "Holmes Cool to the End," New York Times, May 8, 1896. Rebecca Kerns, Tiffany Lewis, and Caitlin McClure of Radford University's Department of Psychology have compiled an extensive profile of Holmes and his crimes (PDF). Listener mail: The Seest disaster: Wikipedia, "Seest Fireworks Disaster" (accessed March 3, 2017). "Dutch Fireworks Disaster," BBC News, May 14, 2000. Wikipedia, "Enschede Fireworks Disaster" (accessed March 3, 2017). "Vuurwerkramp," Visit Enschede (accessed March 3, 2017). Beverly Jenkins, "10 Worst Fireworks Disasters Ever," Oddee, July 4, 2013. Jessie Guy-Ryan, "Inside the World's Deadliest Fireworks Accident," Atlas Obscura, July 4, 2016. Wikipedia, "Puttingal Temple Fire" (accessed March 3, 2017). Rajiv G, "Kollam Temple Fire: Death Toll Reaches 111, 40 Badly Wounded," Times of India, April 12, 2016. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Daniel Sterman, who sent this corroborating link (warning -- this spoils the puzzle). You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on iTunes or Google Play Music or via the RSS feed at Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- on our Patreon page you can pledge any amount per episode, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at Thanks for listening!

  • 01:03:24

    What Siskel & Ebert Got Wrong I - feat. Premium Pete (8)

    · Stuff For Movie Buffs

    YouTube's Couch Tomato sits down with Premium Pete to discuss the pros and cons of Hollywood's most popular gangster films like The Godfather, Scarface, Casino, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, and Donnie Brasco.  The two also compare their opinion's to Siskel & Ebert's reviews on the movies. Like what you hear? Leave us a review and rating on iTunes: For more information on Premium Pete, check him out at @yougottaeatthis @premiumpete on Instagram & Twitter For more Couch Tomato, check us out at  Subscribe to for weekly videos Like us on Facebook at Google +: couchtomatofilms Twitter: @couchtomatofilm Download Hollywood R.P.G. Teaser on Google Play ►► Download Hollywood R.P.G. Teaser on iOS ►► Email: 0:00 intro 0:24 Premium Pete and Couch discuss having babies 2:53 Shout out to PD 3:31 Couch introduces guest host Premium Pete 3:59 Who is Premium Pete? 4:35 Shout out to The Combat Jack Show 6:37 Premium Pete answers if he’s a 1%er of a 99%er 7:08 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial reference 7:10 The Never Ending Story reference 7:13 Greece reference 7:16 Wizard of Oz reference 7:18 Goonies reference 7:21 Star Wars reference 7:22 Batman reference  7:30 Midnight Run reference 7:32 Nightmare on Elm Street reference  7:42 Pause 8:05 Gangster, Mafia, Crime movie discussion begins 8:28 Premium Pete lists his top 5 Gangster movies (Goodfellas, Godfather, Casino, A Scarface) 9:10 Scarface reference 9:43 Couch lists his top 5 Gangster movies 9:53 New Jack City reference 10:04 Juice reference 10:14 I was talking to PD who was nodding his head agreeing with Pete 10:35 Paid In Full reference 10:52 Boyz in the Hood reference 11:02 Premium Pete has to put his salesman cap on today 11:10 Couch and Premium will let the audience know if they agree or disagree with Siskel & Ebert 12:27 Couch reads Siskel & Ebert’s reviews for Casino, Goodfellas, Godfather, A Bronx Tale, & Donnie Brasco 12:55 Walking Dead spoilers (don’t worry I stopped Pete) 13:45 Couch and Premium Pete talk about cheering for the bad guys 15:28 PD tells the audience the Rotten Tomato scores for Goodfellas, Godfather, Casino, A Bronx Tale, Donnie Brasco 16:07 Couch and Premium Pete talk about the top characters from each film 16:20 Couch and Premium Pete share their favorite character from Casino 17:38 Couch explains why he had trouble renting rated R movies as a kid 17:55 Shout out to Haiti 18:55 Premium highlights his favorite scenes and shots in Casino 20:00 Premium Pete reveals his favorite character from Goodfellas 21:15 Couch Tomato pun 21:56 Couch Tomato meaning summarized 22:56 from gangster movies to Pixar movies 22:59 Pixar’s Up reference 23:05 Everyone cried during the movie Up at least once 23:24 Shout out to the old and young folks 23:36 Premium Pete lets everyone knows his dad gets emotional easy 23:52 Premium Pete reveals the saddest moment in Disney history (Up vs. Lion King) 24:55 Couch informs the audience about his favorite characters in Casino and Goodfellas 25:02 Sharon Stone reference 25:03 Basic Instinct reference 25:06 Action Jackson reference 27:05 I’m talking to PD since he said we were sexist on the Dark Knight episode 27:45 Couch asks Premium Pete for his favorite character from The Godfather 27:55 Couch hasn’t seen Bronx Tale or Donnie Brasco (Hulk is always asking him to watch it) 28:24 Couch asks Premium Pete to talk about the best scene from each movie 29:46 Premium Pete gives fun facts about Casino 31:42 Best scene in Godfather 32:53 Best scene in Donnie Brasco and A Bronx Tale 34:03 Shout out to PD’s younger brother in the background 35:10 Belly reference 38:54 shout out to Hulk who’s M.I.A. today 39:38 Best scene of all time in any crime or gangster movie 40:35 PD’s little brother guessed correctly before the show started 42:37 Once Upon a Time in America movie reference 42:47 Pause 43:28 The Jacksons: An American Dream movie reference 45:09 Premium Pete urges listeners to check out these classic gangster movies 46:07 Couch thinks 4K films are a robbery 46:40 No Pete (I’ll edit them out though) 46:46 I forgot I said that 48:08 Avatar reference 48:27 Shout out to Napster…lol at Premium Pete 49:04 Titanic reference 49:44 Couch and Premium Pete discuss the Blockbuster experience (brick and mortar spots) 50:24 Big movie reference 50:33 True Story, I saw the receipt  50:48 Shout out to KD, PD’s little brother 51:36 Netflix & Chill vs. Blockbuster Chill 53:23 Couch and PD get questioned about Florida problems 54:33 Premium Pete tells you where you could find him 59:05 Couch promises to watch Donnie Brasco within the next 30 days 59:06 In Too Deep reference 1:01:18 smh lol 1:02:30 accidental Italian accent 1:02:30 this is where I started loosing my voice 1:03:17 Outro

  • 01:07:18

    79: Pete Jacobs - Ironman World Champion

    · The Physical Performance Show

    Listen in as we sit down with Pete Jacobs to talk to him about his journey to becoming the Ironman World Champion in 2012 and his preparation for his return to the World Championship in 2017. In this episode we discuss around his change to the MAF training philosophy, his low carb high fat diet and how this has helped him overcome fatigue and improve his performance.  Listen in as we delve into the following: Pete's struggle with fatigue Pete's change in diet  Pete's change in philosophy about training and racing Pete's 2012 Kona Ironman win Pete's preparation for Kona 2017 Pete's start in triathlon and Ironman About the MAF training philosophy Pete's best advice Pete's Physical Challenge Timeline 0:00 Start 3:20 Playback of Pete Jacobs winning the World Ironman Championships in 2012 3:44 Introduction to Pete Jacobs 5:24 Start of interview 6:48 Pete Jacob’s challenges with fatigue 8:45 Changing his diet and training to deal with fatigue  12:18 The fatigue Pete felt 13:48 Being aware of his fatigue and the adaptations Pete makes 13:35 Changing his diet with Phil Maffetone 17:13 Pete's plate at dinner, lunch and breakfast 18:05 Sponsors, MAF and nutrition for Kona 20:00 Pete's belief in his abilities 20:55 The frustration of not knowing what was wrong 21:50 The importance of clarity and a clear diagnosis 22:15 The perspective Pete learnt from the hard times 22:00 Talking about MAF training: Maximum Aerobic Function 30:25 Talking race day in 2017 31:02 Race day 2017 nutrition strategy  32:35 Talking Ironman World Championships 2012: The victory 33:38 Ironman World Championships 2011: The fight for second place 34:50 Switching his mindset: from wanting to win to knowing he can win 35:40 Separating your mind from what you are doing: Ken Ware 39:38 Origins in triathlon 43:02 Listener question: core strength and body maintenance  47:20 Performance Round with Pete Jacobs 54:00 Goals for Ironman World Championship 2017 54:29 Pete Jacob's in the zone 56:10 Pete Jacob's best advice 1:00:43 Live Your Own Fit : Jaimielle & Pete Jacobs Business 01:01:23 Where to follow Pete on his road to World Championships 2017 01:02:00 Jamie’s words to Pete at the end of the Ironman world Championships 2012 01:02:41 Close 01:07:17 End   If you have enjoyed the show please hit SUBSCRIBE for to ensure you are one of the first to future episodes. Jump over to POGO Physio - for more details Follow @Brad_Beer Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat Please direct any questions, comments, and feedback to the above social media handles.  Powered by POGO Physio, Mermaid Waters, Australia

  • 00:58:54

    003 iPhreaks Show – Testing Your Application

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast) Rod Schmidt (twitter github infiniteNIL) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)Discussion03:00 - Why don’t people test in iOS?06:12 - Testing Definitions and the Mechanics of Testing Instruments User Guide TestPyramid13:00 - Why do we test our code? Why is it worth it? Feedback Communication19:28 - Practicing TDD (Test-driven development) UI View Controllers25:33 - Unit Testing is hard28:01 - Tools Send Testing Kit aka OCUnit Application and Logic Tests Running objective-c tests from the command line (with color) (Ben’s Script based on Eloy Durán’s) Continuous Integration Code Coverage Git Hooks gh-unit Kiwi Cedar RubyMotion Writing Tests for RubyMotion Apps Bacon42:00 - Frank Selenium Zucchini appium bwoken KIF Calabash Jenkins Writing iOS acceptance tests using Kiwi: Pete Hodgson PublicAutomationPicks TextExpander (Ben) Alfred (Ben) Jenkins (Ben) Oban Scotch (Ben) NSScreencast: Automated Testing with Kiwi (Pete) Rock Climbing (Pete) Scarlett Red (Pete) Test-Driven iOS Development by Graham J. Lee (Rod) 42 (Rod) Test iOS Apps with UI Automation: Bug Hunting Made Easy by Jonathan Penn (Pete) Backbone.js (Chuck) LaunchBar (Chuck)Next WeekiOS/Mac & differences with Josh AbernathyTranscriptPETE: So what are we talking about this Tuesday morning?CHUCK: I'm not sure, but I think we should write a test for it first.CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 3 of iPhreaks! This week on our panel we have, Pete Hodgson.PETE: Hello from Butte Lake![Ben laughs]CHUCK: Ben Scheirman...Butte Lake...BEN: Very well done. Very well done.[Ben laughs]CHUCK: Ben Scheirman.BEN: Hello from Houston!CHUCK: We also have, Rod Schimdt.ROD: Hello from Salt Lake City!CHUCK: Sorry, Rod. I was looking at Pete's picture and I was like "No, I already said Pete".[laughter]BEN: Yeah, for those who didn't get the joke we were looking at the transcription from last episode, or from episode 1. And --CHUCK: Did that get fixed?PETE: It got fixed, yeah.BEN: Okay. So originally, Pete said he's from Berkeley and it came through as Butte Lake, which I thought was hilarious.PETE: I was pretty -- I was looking for the transcript -- it's pretty hilarious how much my accent has closed issues. For whatever personal machine is doing that transcription is definitely challenged by my accent.CHUCK: We're really sorry to the transcriptionist.PETE: Yeah.[laughter]CHUCK: We will pick our panelist more carefully next time.PETE: Oh! It's my fault, huh?[laughter]CHUCK: Anyway...And you can tell I had to ask if it got fixed because I just asked Mandy to do it and assume it's done.PETE: Yeah. No, she fixed it. She fixed it very very quickly.CHUCK: Yeah.PETE: And I'm used to that. I'm living in a [inaudible] when you found out like you have automated voice systems. They often don't work with British accent so I have to put on like a stupid American accent when I'm...operator![laughter]PETE: Reservations.[laughter]CHUCK: It's funny, too, because a lot of times on those automated systems, they have somebody with a British accent or a fake British accent like speaking.BEN: Yeah.PETE: Yeah. But they didn't understand British. Siri didn't understand British for a very long time because you couldn't get like, if you lived in the US, you couldn't get American, so you couldn't get British Siri to work with like American information. So if I wanted to actually know about anything about America like where I live, I'd have to use the American version Siri, but she couldn't understand my pronunciation.[Ben laughs]CHUCK: So is the British Siri more polite?

  • 01:05:59

    157 | Help With Organizing with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

    · ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers

    Help With Organizing with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright This Week’s Episode: I’d like to thank Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright from coming on the podcast this week. I’d also like to thank Nikki and Pete for having me on their show.  This episode was recorded live on Facebook.  If you’d like to be notified of future live Facebook broadcasts, like our Facebook page at     Nikki Kinzer is a blogger, online course creator, professional and certified ADHD coach, and co-host of the Taking Control Podcast.  Pete Wright is Nikki’s co-host.  In addition to a broadcaster, storyteller, photographer, and tech geek.  Nikki and Pete have been co-hosting together since 2010.     I think you will enjoy this lively and resource-packed discussion.  We start the conversation off by Nikki and Pete sharing their professional backgrounds, both as individuals and as a team.  You are going to learn about a lot of resources in this discussion.  Pete and I also share how we use some of these resources and give you tips on how to get the most out of them.  Later in the discussion, Nikki talks about organizing and she shares some techniques you can use to help get organized.   Connect with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright Taking Control Podcast Twitter - @TakeControlADHD Take Control ADHD on Facebook   You’ll Learn: [07:02] - Pete shares that he is doing a second podcast. As it turns out, he’s been doing this podcast for a year and until recently, Nikki was not aware of this podcast. [08:59] - Nikki started as a professional organizer.  Unlike her co-host, Nikki does not have ADHD.  Nikki and Pete share their history together. [10:57] - Pete talks about his background, which includes how he discovered that he had ADHD.   [12:56] - The brand under which Pete podcasts is Rash Pixel FM. He talks about this platform. [14:47] - We discuss TextExpander, which is a productivity tool. We share the different ways we use this resource.  This leads to a discussion on several tools we use with our workflow.   [34:13] - Nikki came out with two new courses in 2016, “Organizing Your Space Your Way” and “The Paper Solution”.  She has another course coming out this spring on time management.  I share my weakness with organization when it comes to paper.  I show Nikki and Pete my workspace.   [40:35] - Nikki and Pete talk about “tolerations”.  The first step to take control is to purge. [43:21] - Pete talks about their last monthly challenge which helps de-clutter.   [48:12] - Nikki said when it comes to organizing, we’re not looking for perfection, you just need to find what you need when you need it. [49:50] - Nikki explains how to decide whether or not you should keep something or get rid of it.  She shares various techniques to help you get organized. [58:44] - A live viewer asks a question about the amount of time people spend on “desk duty.”   Your Resources: ADHD Rewired YouTube Channel Jessica McCabe’s How to ADHD YouTube Channel Taking Control Podcast TextEpander 2Do Process.St  Use my affiliate link for your favorite titles: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group! If you missed early registration for our Spring ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, for three days only, I am opening my calendar so you can get $400 off! Today, February 28th, is the last session of the month. Turn good intention into amazing action with our virtual video-based group coaching program. Go to and schedule a call if you want to join.   Productivity Q&A: Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 P.M. CST.   Go to ADHD Women’s Palooza: If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you?  Do you have a story?  Are you a Coach?  Are you an ADHD Clinician?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

  • 00:42:27

    020 iPhreaks Show – Vim with Jason Felice

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Jason Felice (twitter github blog Maitria) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)Discussion01:08 - Jason Felice Introduction02:03 - “Expressive Code”04:35 - iOS Programming in Vim ibtool Xcode06:39 - Why Vim? Muscle Memory The Tool Chain Polar Puzzles11:30 - Build Process xctool12:23 - Testing Kiwi The Objective Vimmer16:50 - Vim Tactics Code Completion clang_complete Omnicomplete21:06 - Navigation23:11 - AppCode25:22 - Toolchain Wishlist Scheme Lisp Clojure RubyMotion31:51 - Building and Installing VimPicks No Mouse Fridays! (Pete) AppCode (Pete) Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought by Drew Neil (Pete) VimCasts (Pete) vimium (Pete) VimGolf (Chuck) Emacs (Chuck) Jason Felice: Getting Started with iOS Development With Vim (Jason) lambdanative (Jason) Nathan Sorenson: Clojure to Native via Scheme (Jason)Next WeekScalable Cloud Apps with Aaron DouglasTranscriptPETE: My boy is teething at the moment, and we got up today at 5 o’clock in the morning. That’s nice.CHUCK: [Laughs]CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 20 of iPhreaks! This week on our panel, we have Pete Hodgson.PETE: Good morning from San Francisco!CHUCK: I’m Charles Max Wood from We have a special guest, and that’s Jason…is it Felice?JASON: Yeah, it’s Felice, that’s right. Hello from Detroit this time!CHUCK: I do that just to make Pete laugh.PETE: [Laughs] Yeah, it makes me laugh, I freaked out. [Laughs] Oh, I was going to say like you did the episode number, and I was like thinking, “Should I remind him? Because I don’t remind him, I’d keep him say anything.” [Laughs]CHUCK: No, I was seriously actually thinking, “I should ask Jason just to make sure I know how to say his last name,” and I was like, “Nope! I’m going to do this just for Pete.”JASON: [Laughs]PETE: Oh, man. Well, I’m touched. Thank you very much.CHUCK: So Jason, since you’re new to the show, do you want to introduce yourself really quickly?JASON: Sure! That’s probably the hardest question. I have been doing mobile development for, I don’t know, it’s like 3 years or something like that, but it really depends on what you count. I’ve done some of embedded development before that, and some dust wholesome stuff back in the day, something like ’90 something. And mostly, I’ve been on the next person, which is why I found first to home with iPhone stuff, and I’ve done some Android.I think the bigger focus that I have is on creating expressive beautiful code and helping people to do that because I think a lot of people just haven’t been exposed to really expressive code especially when we’re talking mobile environment.PETE: What do you mean by expressive code? This is a good sidebar conversation we can talk about. I’m interested particularly in expressive code in Objective C [laughs]. It’s an interesting language for that kind of stuff I think.JASON: It is, yes. And that brings up an interesting question, which is like ‘how much of the language you have to know before code is expressive?’ Because everybody that I have actually worked with are brought into Objective C into them, like for first couple of weeks, group of programmers who weren’t familiar with it. Like my first 2 weeks, they’re just like, “I don’t even see code. It just looks like ASCII. I’m not even sure what’s going on either.”CHUCK: [Laughs]JASON: That’s the response that I’ve got. And it’s interesting because after a week or 2, they’re like, “Oh, okay! Got it!” I think it has to do with the [unclear] versus the indentation, the way that it uses it being different from most of the languages.PETE: Yeah.JASON: But I’ve seen Kiwi who makes nice expressive tests for the most part that’s sort of the DSL approach.

  • 01:11:56

    Archaeology and Sherlock Holmes with Vincent W. Wright - Episode 62

    · Archaeological Fantasies

    Today we talk with Vincent W. Wright about Sherlock Holmes, how Conan Doyle pulled many details for his stories from archaeology, and how the Sherlockian methods are used in archaeology even today. LINKS A little more Sherlock Holmes than Indiana JonesThe difference between “Seeing” and “Observing”: Why Sherlock Holmes would make a better archaeologist than Indiana Jones.“Our Case Is Not Complete”: Sherlock Holmes, Victorian Spiritualism, and the Scientific Use of the Imagination AGENT BASED MODELING, ARCHAEOLOGY, DIGITAL HISTORYSherlock Holmes, Samuel Vimes, and Archaeological EquifinalityArchaeology through the Lens of Sherlock HolmesBEVERLY CONNOR ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FORENSICS, ARCHAEOLOGY AND SHERLOCK HOLMES‘A Study in Sherlock’ – The Case of a Revolutionary Detectiveillustrious clientsBasil Rathbone moviesScarlet ClawHound of the BaskervillesGranada Jeremy Brett tv seriesHound of the Baskervilles episodeOriginal StoriesHound of the BaskervillesThe Adventure of the Devil's FootThe Adventure of Silver BlazeThe Adventure of the Sussex VampireOther Conan DoyleLot No. 249HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast Arthur MachenThe Shining PyramidUnlucky Mummy (tie to earlier episode) 1927 Conan Doyle Interview Michael SalerAs IfTEDx talkX-FilesFireConan Doyle Criminal CasesGeorge IdaljiDr. Joseph BellUndershaw Mansion and Stepping Stones School DFN Charitable FoundationWilliam Gillette Cornelius HoltorfArchaeology is a Brand!Jeb Card - 221B Blog Post ContactEmail us at ArchyFantasies@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter at @Archyfantasies and find us on FaceBook.Theme Music by ArcheopSoup ProductionsProduced by Chris Webster and Tristan BoyleEdited by Christopher Sims

  • 00:31:42

    PH16 Pete Katz and Dr. Isaacson on using CrossFit and Paleo to overcome chronic disease

    · Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher In his 20's Pete Katz was an active, healthy guy - he competed in triathlons, was a vegetarian, and at one point even ran a health food store. A knee injury, a demanding job, and family life eventually took over and he eventually found himself overweight and with a growing list of diagnoses and medications. On multiple occasions, he tried different diet and exercise interventions to lose weight, but would always end up right back where he started again. After 20+ years of ups and downs, the threat of having to take an injectable medication for his type 2 diabetes was the last straw, and Pete started a Paleo diet and joined his local CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Painesville. I first met Pete in his primary care physician Dr. Isaacson's office as a second year medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Isaacson serves as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education at my school, and he is well known among medical students as a master of developing meaningful relationships with his patients and partnering with them to improve their health. In this episode of Pursuing Health, Pete, Dr. Isaacson, and I sit down to discuss Pete's journey back to health and how he has cured himself of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and anxiety. In our conversation, we address: Pete's background with sports growing up and doing triathlons in college How Pete started to see his health decline after a knee injury and increased work demands The onset and progression of diseases including anxiety, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea Previous approaches Pete took to lose weight How Pete found the Paleo diet and subsequently joined his local CrossFit affiliate His dramatic transformation with his new lifestyle Pete's biggest CrossFit milestones and how his time in the gym translates into life and work challenges Dr. Isaacson's experience as Pete's physician over the past 20+ years and his experience treating patients with chronic diseases If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating! I’d love to hear all of your feedback in the comments below and on social media using the hashtag #JFHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every other Tuesday! Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter above so you never miss out on another episode. If you or someone you know has an inspiring story about using lifestyle to overcome disease, please share by emailing I will continue to feature stories like this in the future! Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional. The post 16 – Pete Katz and his physician on using CrossFit and Paleo to overcome chronic disease appeared first on Julie Foucher | Reebok CrossFit Games Athlete.

  • 00:47:04

    037 iPhreaks Show – MVC

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Jaim Zuber (twitter Sharp Five Software) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast) Discussion 01:32 - Model View Controller (MVC) and Model View Presenter (MVP) Ruby on Rails Model View ViewModel (MVVM) MFC Knockout.js 14:20 - Implementing MVC in iOS Apps 16:46 - Designing Models Alistair Cockburn: Hexagonal Architecture Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software by Eric Evans Ruby Rogues Episode #78: Hexagonal Rails with Matt Wynne and Kevin Rutherford Ruby Rogues Episode #61: Domain Driven Design (DDD) with David Laribee 28:32 - Models and the Controller Notifications 31:00 - Key-Value Observing (KVO) 35:48 - Delegates and Blocks Picks Mattt Thompson: Key-Value Observing (Pete) Alistair Cockburn: Hexagonal Architecture (Pete) Saul Mora - Design Patterns for Mobile Apps (Pete) New Spring: The Novel (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan (Chuck) Freelancing Q&A (Chuck) Next Week OS X Transcript PETE: I can’t believe I beat Ben Scheirman today. CHUCK: With a stick? PETE: No, he’s in the wrong state for that. CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to episode 37 of the iPhreaks Show. This week on our panel we have Jaim Zuber. JAIM: Hello from Minneapolis, where it’s a balmy 4°. CHUCK: Pete Hodgson. PETE: You just totally stole my thunder. I was going to complain about being cold in San Francisco, but it’s a lot warmer than that. Hello from not-so-frigid San Francisco. CHUCK: How cold is it in San Francisco? PETE: [Chuckles] Like, 32°. I don’t know, it feels like it’s freezing, but it’s probably not even 32°. Probably warmer than that, just cold for San Francisco. CHUCK: Charles Max Wood from and it’s also 4° here. PETE: Okay, I’ll stop complaining. JAIM: Really? Or is it just dry cold? CHUCK: Yeah, it’s just dry cold here, too. We did get some snow. JAIM: There we go. PETE: It all makes sense now. JAIM: A little bit nicer. CHUCK: Yeah. Gives you something to do – go shovel snow, go skiing – we’re making people jealous now, I'm sure. PETE: I think I've been here once in San Francisco when it snowed, and it was like two or three flakes on the top of Twin Peaks, which is like the only really tall bit of San Francisco, and people drove their cars up there in the middle of the night to see these snowflakes fall [chuckles]. But it wasn’t like snowball fights; it was like four snowflakes. It was really exciting; it made my year. No skiing that year for us at San Francisco. CHUCK: Oh, come on. Alright. Anyway, so today on our [inaudible] we have MVC. JAIM: Alright, we’re talking MVC – an MVC extravaganza of sorts, I think. CHUCK: Yup. [Chuckles] PETE: Maybe we should start off with a definition. CHUCK: [Chuckles] A definition. Thanks, Josh. JAIM: That might take the entire episode, I think. PETE: With MVC, I always get really confused. So I know what MVC stands for: Model-View-Controller. And I kind of understand the principles quite well. But what I don’t get is the difference between MVC and MVP, and then it gets really confusing when you start talking about some of the other things out there. This is a long shot. Do either of you two know the difference between MVC and MVP? Because I definitely could not answer that if I have to save my life. CHUCK: I have a very vague idea of what it means, so I'm not even going to venture to try because I’ll probably get it wrong. One thing that I can say, though is that I've come to iOS programming from a very strong Rails background, and MVC in Rails and MVC in iOS are not the same. JAIM: Yup. CHUCK: I tend to think of iOS as more of an MVVM, because –. JAIM: I forgot about that one. CHUCK: The controller acts more like a view model or a view controller than it does, you know, a full-on controller.

  • 00:26:23

    Ep. #342: Pete Holmes and Artie Lange

    · Kreative Kontrol

    Pete Holmes and Artie Lange are both respected and beloved stand-up comedians who appear on the HBO show Crashing. Created by Holmes and co-produced and often directed by Judd Apatow, Crashing is a semi-autobiographical sitcom about an aspiring comedian named Pete, who is so obsessed with making it as a stand-up, he neglects his put upon wife who cheats on him, leaving him homeless, pitiful, and at the mercy of more established comedians like T.J. Miller, Sarah Silverman, and Artie Lange. The cast and crew are currently shooting the second season of Crashing and the first season is now available on Blu-ray and DVD for your home viewing pleasure. I recently had the chance to travel to Brooklyn, New York for an event to promote Crashing while also benefitting REALgirl, a program that aims to “help end gender inequality by fostering the ability of girls to discover their truest selves and develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and courage they need to consistently make informed life-choices from a place of self-knowledge, self-love and strength.” So yes, there was a night of stand-up at the Bell House in Brooklyn featuring amazing sets by Pete Holmes, Artie Lange, Dov Davidoff, and Beth Stelling. Earlier that day, I caught up with Pete and Artie for a chat about Crashing. They were on a press junket so I was told I’d only have nine minutes with them. But I think because I flew down from Canada and also because we had a nice rapport, Pete bought me a bit more time. It probably helped that Pete and Artie seemed to like my long, salt and pepper hair. At least Artie liked it; Pete found it sucpicious. You’ll see. I’m a big fan of Pete and Artie’s work, both alone and together, so this was fun. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts.  

  • Erehdysekspertti: Supersankari Sherlock Holmes on rasisti, sukupuolisovinisti ja narkkari: 24.03.2016 10.00

    · Erehdysekspertti

    Olemme tottuneet ajattelemaan, että rakastettu supersankari Sherlock Holmes on poikkeuksellisilla henkisillä kyvyillä varustettu salapoliisi, joka ratkoo rikoksia tieteellisen päättelyn avulla. Holmesin päättelymetodeissa on jopa samankaltaisuutta siihen, miten Sigmund Freud tutki ihmismielen salaisuuksia. Supersankari Sherlock Holmes on siis varsin luontevasti modernin ajan myytti. Mitkä seikat nostivat ja pitävät Holmesia jalustalla? Mikä on miehiään tämä Arthur Doylen 1887 luoma etsivä? Ja ennen kaikkea, millaista maailmankuvaa ja elämäntyyliä Sherlock Holmes edustaa? Sherlock Holmesin pimeään puoleen kuuluu huumeiden käyttö. Holmes käyttää 7 prosentin kokaiiniliuosta, jota hän tykittää suoraan suoneen. Annos on tappava, mutta koska Holmes on yli-ihminen, hän kestää myös tällaiset annokset. Holmes on addiktoitunut rikosten selvittelyyn, kun rikoksia ei ole selvitettävänä, hän taipuu melankolisuuteen ja masentuu. Helpotus ja mielihyvä löytyvät huumeista. Holmes esittää myös rasistisia käsityksiä ja solvaa mm. ihonvärin perusteella. Naisten älyllisiin kykyihin Holmes suhtautuu pilkallisesti. Näyttää siis vahvasti siltä, että rakastamamme supersankari Sherlock Holmes onkin rasisti, sukupuolisovinisti ja narkkari. Toisinaan hän on myös hullu ja ehkä ollut tohtori John Watsonin kanssa myös silleen. Kun perheen Pikku-Vesat ja Pikku-Kallet lukevat loistavaa Holmesia, niin on hyvä muistaa, että kirja opettaa muutakin kuin tieteellistä päättelyä. Erehdysekspertti Raimo Tyykiluodon vieraana on kirjallisuudentutkija Sanna Nyqvist Helsingin yliopistosta. Nyqvist tutki väitöskirjassaan pastisseja eli tyylijäljitelmiä, esimerkiksi muiden kirjailijoiden kirjoittamia Holmes-mukaelmia.

  • 01:00:36

    010 iPhreaks Show – Audio and Video in Apps

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast) Rod Schmidt (twitter github infiniteNIL) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up) Discussion 01:22 - Launching a UIWebView and pointing it to a remote URL Autoplay Streaming over 3G or LTE 03:01 - HTTP Live Streaming AVPlayer MPMoviePlayerController MPMoviePlayerViewController Microsoft Silverlight AV Foundation 11:24 - AVPlayer Asynchronous Key Loading Protocol AVURLAsset Learning Core Audio: A Hands-On Guide to Audio Programming for Mac and iOS by Chris Adamson Key-Value Observing (KVO) Deli Radio AVAudioPlayer 19:42 - Use Cases System Sound Audio Categories Playback Control AVQueuePlayer 32:21 - Core Audio Learning Core Audio: A Hands-On Guide to Audio Programming for Mac and iOS by Chris Adamson Adding effects to audio and video AV Audio Mix Echo 38:51 - Interruption 42:04 - Network Connections Network Link Conditioner in Lion - Matt Gemmell 44:07 - .MP3, .CAF, .AIFF, .AAC 45:32 - Transcoding Zencoder M3U Picks Audacity (Rod) Customers (Rod) The Little Redis Book by Karl Seguin (Ben) MMDrawerController (Ben) MacBuildServer (Ben) OpenEmu (Ben) Reveal App (Pete) Snap CI (Pete) Buildozer (Pete) ThinkGeek (Pete) Commit (Chuck) Candy Crush Saga (Chuck) Mini Golf MatchUp (Chuck) Portal (Chuck) Next Week Web Apps & HTML5 vs Native Apps Transcript ROD: I'd get my Dad a Darth Vader helmet...because he's my father. BEN: Yeah, I got it. [laughter] [This show is sponsored by The Pragmatic Studio. The Pragmatic Studio has been teaching iOS development since November of 2008. They have a 4-day hands-on course where you'll learn all the tools, APIs, and techniques to build iOS Apps with confidence and understand how all the pieces work together. They have two courses coming up: the first one is in July, from the 22nd - 25th, in Western Virginia, and you can get early registration up through June 21st; you can also sign up for their August course, and that's August 26th - 29th in Denver, Colorado, and you can get early registration through July 26th. If you want a private course for teams of 5 developers or more, you can also sign up on their website at] CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 10 of iPhreaks! That's right, we're on the double digits now! This week on our panel, we have Ben Scheirman. BEN: Hello from! CHUCK: Rod Schmidt. ROD: Hello from Salt Lake! CHUCK: Pete Hodgson. PETE: Hello from! [Ben laughs] CHUCK: And I'm Charles Max Wood from! This week we are going to be talking about "Audio and Video" in your apps. BEN: So this is where you just launch a UIWebView and point it to remote URL and then you're done? PETE: I did that once. CHUCK: All the games that I play, I have to turn the sound off on them. PETE: I actually did do that once, Ben. BEN: Yes, it's the quick and easy way to do it. PETE: Yup, it was surprisingly good. I discovered, we're going to jump straight into rearcane pit of noise, but didn't let you do "Autoplay" on video; Apple doesn't want you to do that. Can you still not do that if you're using native video? BEN: You can do whatever you want with the native stuff. PETE: Okay. So for the web one, you can't. But this -- BEN: I think it's just kind of the Safari limitation... PETE: Yeah [chuckles]. CHUCK: Every browser should do that. That rise me asked, too. PETE: I think they say it's a battery issue more than anything else like they don't want you firing up the radio to download like 50 maybe, to start offering conserve concept. BEN: Yeah, they have gotten a little bit more strict on the rules for that, and I don't remember the exact numbers off the top of my head.

  • 00:54:46

    006 iPhreaks Show – Core Data with Saul Mora

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Saul Mora (twitter github NSBrief) Rod Schmidt (twitter github infiniteNIL) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)Discussion01:22 - Cora Data Core Data Programming Guide SQLite fmdb Transient Entities and Core Data | Cocoa Is My Girlfriend07:50 - Stores and Contexts NSManagedObject Persistent Store Coordinator Core Data Editor Creating a CoreData Model in Code | Cocoanetics21:17 - Faulting and Fetching NSFetchRequest The Law of Leaky Abstractions 1 Base 2 CouchDB MongoDB TokyoCabinet27:48 - Is Core Data the right tool for the job? Brent Simmons: On switching away from Core Data29:46 - Managed Object Context MagicalRecord Core Data and Threads, Without the Headache | Cocoa Is My Girlfriend Core Data: Data Storage and Management for iOS, OS X, and iCloud by Marcus S. Zarra38:22 - Importing Data40:08 - Predicates Predicate Programming GuidePicks mogenerator (Ben) PonyDebugger (Ben) xctool (Pete) Neo4j (Pete) AeroPress (Pete) TICoreDataSync (Rod) Countly (Rod) Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone (Chuck) Roland R-05 Studio WAVE/MP3 Recorder (Chuck) iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Aaron Hillegass (Chuck) NSBrief (Saul) Wasabi Sync (Saul) Sip (Saul) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Saul)Next WeekWWDCTranscriptSAUL: I like your style.CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 6 of iPhreaks! This week on our panel we have, Rod SchmidtROD: Hello from Salt Lake City!CHUCK: We also have Pete Hodgson.PETE: Good morning from San Francisco!CHUCK: We also have Ben Scheirman.BEN: Hello from Houston, Texas!CHUCK: I'm Charles Max Wood from And we have a special guest this week, that is Saul Mora!SAUL: Hello from Denver!CHUCK: Denver? I thought you said Fort Collins? Is that not the same thing?SAUL: [laughs] No, that's where the beer is. Okay [laughs]CHUCK: Oh, I see.SAUL: Right. But yeah, that wouldn't be so bad to go and get some beer now.CHUCK: If you go and get too much beer, is it a one-way trip [inaudible]?SAUL: [chuckles] Yeah, well, I have to take some guest with me.CHUCK: Oh, here you go.SAUL: But no...yeah, that's where the New Belgium Brewery is, so I take guests over there quite often. So for anybody comes and visit me in Denver, definitely head on up there.CHUCK: Well I don't drink alcohol, but I'm going to be in Denver this weekend.SAUL: Cool!CHUCK: Maybe I'll come and shake your hand, buy you lunch, or something.SAUL: Yeah! Just let me know!CHUCK: Awesome!ROD: You get to be the driver.[laughter]SAUL: There you go!CHUCK: I don't know what my wife would say about that.[laughter]SAUL: Oh, there are plenty of breweries out here to visit. So, we can visit them anywhere.CHUCK: Awesome! Well this week, we're going to be talking about CoreData. Or, do you call it Core Data?SAUL: [laughs] I thought that was an English thing; Pete might know.PETE: I'll refer to it as Core Data![laughter]PETE: It's the French pronunciation. I still say Data; it's one of the few English things that I still say in the English way [inaudible].SAUL: So do you say Beta or Beta?PETE: Oh, that's a good (question). I think I say Beta now just because it's like a -- I was going to say just because it's a software thing, but Beta was a software thing. So, I don't know.SAUL: We have gotten to him! Great![Chuck laughs]PETE: Yeah. My covers are blown.[laughter]PETE: Actually, I'm native Texan.CHUCK: Yeah, you've seen that? Now you only sound cool when you're talking about things other than computers.PETE: Yup.CHUCK: Alright. So CoreData,

  • 00:56:42

    004 iPhreaks Show – Mac Development with Josh Abernathy

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Josh Abernathy (twitter github blog) Rod Schmidt (twitter github infiniteNIL) Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)Discussion01:25 - Josh Abernathy Introduction GitHub GitHub for Mac GitHub Issues App GitHub Jobs App Lua Corona SDK03:48 - Differences between writing an app for Mac and writing an app for iOS AppKit UIKit Chameleon twui05:37 - Model View Controller Model View ViewModel Knockout.js 013 JSJ Knockout.js with Steven Sanderson (JavaScript Jabber)11:51 - Testing specta expecta OCMock15:04 - NSTableView Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (4th Edition) by Aaron Hillegass17:28 - iOS vs Mac The Rude Awakening for iOS Devs: Josh Abernathy22:05 - Memory Management 002 iPhreaks Show - Memory Management Garbage Collection ARC24:32 - Binding27:23 - Fixing AppKit32:09 - APIs33:18 - App Store Sandboxing36:34 - Resources Cocoa Controls Tweetbot Twitter Mac App The Hit List Things Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (4th Edition) by Aaron Hillegass40:47 - Sharing Code Xamarin cheddar-mac cheddar-ios ReactiveCocoaPicks MOO (Ben) Kaleidoscope (Ben) Briefs (Ben) clojurem (Rod) Oblivion Soundtrack (Rod) CloudApp (Pete) MindNode (Pete) LimeChat: IRC Client for Mac (Pete) People are not resources - The Philosophical Developer (Pete) Downton Abbey (Chuck) Downton Abbey at 54 Below - Season 4, Episode 1 Sneak Peek (Chuck) GitHub (Chuck) Daring Fireball Linked List: Using Quartz Composer to Recreate Facebook Home (Josh)Next WeekXcodeTranscriptBEN: Have you seen that app "Little Inferno" by the guys who created World of Goo?PETE: Mm-mmBEN: It's a great game. It's on MacHeist right now; I think that's still going on. So if you --CHUCK: Oh, I saw that!BEN: Anyway, so my son is 3 and he's really adept at using the iPad, but he's never really used the computer before so like the whole mouse thing is totally foreign to him. But, he was watching me play this game and he gave it a shot. He's actually learning the click and drag stuff, which is pretty awesome.PETE: Awesome.BEN: I guess the downside is just learning to burn things...[laughter]CHUCK: Nice!BEN: It's just kind of the point of the game. So...I don't know [laughs].PETE: Yeah. It's a tradeoff, right?BEN: Yes.PETE: Dragging, clicking, burning...CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 4 of iPhreaks! This week on our show we have, Rod Schimdt.ROD: Hello, hello!CHUCK: Ben Scheirman.BEN: Hello from Houston!CHUCK: Pete Hodgson.PETE: Hello from [inaudible], San Francisco!CHUCK: I'm Charles Max Wood from This week we have a special guest, and that is Josh Abernathy. Did I say that right?JOSH: Yeah! Yeah, you said it right.CHUCK: If that's more than 2 syllables, I'm going to screw it up.JOSH: [laughs] People always get turn off because it's long, but it's just like it looks.CHUCK: Oh, I see. So, do you want to introduce yourself really quickly?JOSH: Yeah! I'm Josh Abernathy. I work at GitHub on the GitHub for Mac App, and various other side things. And yeah, I've been doing Mac and iOS stuff for quite a while now. So hopefully, I'll have something interesting to say about the topic.CHUCK: So is there a GitHub app for iOS?JOSH: We have a couple different iOS Apps. There's an Issues App and there's a Jobs App, neither of them are particularly well-maintained at the moment. So, we kind of try to pretend we don't have any iOS Apps.CHUCK: I see.PETE: I actually tried to use the Issues App the other day...[Josh laughs]PETE: And then I went and look...Is it open source? Is it available kind of the code --JOSH: No...

  • 00:30:06

    Sherlock Holmes og Dr. Papspil

    · Papskubbers Papstinenser

    Vi snakker om at deducere sig frem til løsningen i Sherlock Holmes-spil eller rettere vi tager et kig på en række af de detektivbrætspil om Sherlock Holmes, som har ramt markedet det seneste års tid. Det er blevet sjovt at løse mordgåder sammen, og der er en del muligheder at vælge mellem. Spil vi fik nævnt Last Night on Earth Last Night on Earth Anniversary Edition Shadows of Brimstone The Resistance Fading Suns-rollespillet Noble Armada Fighting Fantasy: Port of Peril Sværd & trolddom: Tyvenes by Sværd & Trolddom: Tyvenes lærling The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Sword & Sorcery: Immortal Souls Sherlock Holmes spil Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures Watson & Holmes Beyond Baker Street London Dread Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail Sherlook 13 Clues Lady Alice Holmes: Mycroft & Sherlock Sherlock Holmes and Moriartyøs Web Escape Room spil T.I.M.E. Stories Mythos Tales Unlock! Deckscape EXIT Mystery Express Orient Express Mystery at the Abbey Cluedo Perfect Alibi Mysterium Hanabi The Game Scotland Yard Specter Ops Fury of Dracula Not Alone Magic Maze Top Secret A Study in Emerald Talisman Tragedy Looper


    · Mysterious Topics

    A castle is normally thought of as an attractive and beautiful structure, but the Chicago Murder Castle did not possess either  of those qualities.  What it did possess was extremely  unpleasant and sinister.  Also, a World's Fair is normally a festive and enjoyable experience for most people, but one very evil person in Chicago around the time of the World's Fair of 1893, which was held in Chicago, had other ideas.   The evil person was Herman Webster Mudgett, with aliases that included Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, and H. H. Holmes.  He killed perhaps up to 200 individuals, and many of his victims were killed in a sadistic fashion.   The Chicago Murder Castle refers to the building that H. H. Holmes had built, by many different contractors, that was located about three miles from the site of the World's Fair.  He used different contractors so that no single contractor would be able to determine the intended purpose of some of the strange rooms of the hotel.  It was in this "castle" that Holmes committed many of his gruesome murders. Holmes was eventually convicted of some of the murders and he was executed.  After his execution the Chicago Murder Castle was set on fire perhaps by some individuals that wanted that chamber of horrors destroyed so that there would be no legacy of it left in Chicago.  The building survived the fire and was in use for about another forty years, but it was eventually torn down in 1938.  Today it is the site of one of the branches of the United States Postal Service.,28804,2069355_2069356_2069372,00.html The post CHICAGO MURDER CASTLE appeared first on Mysterious Topics .

  • 00:56:52

    PH32 Pete Servold on fine dining, Paleo, and making the most of your meal prep

    · Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher Pete Servold developed a love for food and cooking early on and worked in the culinary and restaurant industry since the age of 17. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta GA in 2007 and worked at Restaurant Eugene where he experienced the true meaning of farm to table fine dining. While he was there Restaurant Eugene won Cuisine of the Year from Bon Appetit, Best New Chef from Food and Wine Magazine, and Restaurant of the Year from The Atlanta Journal Constitution. However, working in the restaurant industry took its toll on Pete's health and after meeting his wife and a scare with pericarditis he decided to join his local CrossFit affiliate. While participating in a 30 day Paleo challenge, he realized the similarities between fine dining and the principals of Paleo. It wasn't long before friends were asking him to cook their meals and Pete's Paleo - a meal delivery service - was born. I've been using Pete's Paleo meals for about 6 months now and have been blown away by their quality and convenience. I was excited to sit down with Pete to talk about his background, the principles upon which his company was founded, and his advice for getting the most out of your local CSA and meal prep. In this episode we discuss: His relationship with food and exercise growing up The influence of his grandmother on his love of cooking The negative impact working in the restaurant industry had on his lifestyle The wake up call he had with his health at age 26 How he met his wife and started doing CrossFit His first experience with Paleo doing a 30 day challenge at his CrossFit affiliate His physical transformation after changing his lifestyle How his personal experience with Paleo evolved into Pete’s Paleo The principles that form the foundation of Pete’s Paleo Tips for getting the most out of your local CSA His advice for someone starting out with Paleo with minimal cooking experience What to look for when eating bacon Three things he does on a regular basis that have the biggest positive impact on his health One thing he struggles to implement that could have a big impact on his health What a healthy life looks like to him Adapting training and lifestyle to different phases of life You can learn more about Pete on the Pete's Paleo website, Facebook or Instagram. Links from this episode: Pete's Paleo Paleo By Season: A Chef's Approach to Paleo Cooking Food, Inc Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals A Metabolic Analysis of CrossFit's Elite If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating. I’d love to hear all of your feedback in the comments below and on social media using the hashtag #JFHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every other Tuesday. Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional. The post 32 – Pete Servold on fine dining, Paleo, and making the most of your meal prep appeared first on Julie Foucher | Reebok CrossFit Games Athlete.

  • 00:46:18

    035 iPhreaks Show – Mapkit with Christopher Judd

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Christopher Judd (twitter github blog) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Andrew Madsen (twitter github blog) Jaim Zuber (twitter Sharp Five Software) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)Discussion00:37 - Christopher Judd Introduction CTO of Manifest Solutions01:59 - Mapkit TomTom App Geocaching04:16 - Getting an App to Work with Mapkit Core Location06:19 - Accuracy iBeacon iSimulate11:02 - Turn-by-turn Navigation - New in iOS7 Overlay Levels MK Camera Snapshotter Direction & Routing Geo District Polyline Overlay Rendering Tiled Overlays15:00 - Heat Mapping16:44 - Alternatives Google Maps route-me CloudMade MapQuest Microsoft Bing Maps Mapbox Scout19:35 - Gotchas23:58 - Drawing Polygons/Charting29:57 - Core Location iBeacon Estimote Beacons34:49 - Battery Life GeolocationPicks Objective-Cloud (Andrew) Sound Exchange: Tampa Bay (Andrew) Jyoti Natural Foods Chhole, Chickpeas with Potatoes and Onions (Jaim) Indian Food (Pete) Cooking Your Own Indian Food: Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation (Pete) Upright Brewing (Pete) Pivotal Tracker (Chuck) Redmine (Chuck) Pepsi Max (Christopher) Cocoaconf (Christopher)Next WeekOther LanguagesTranscriptCHUCK:  Hey everybody and welcome to episode 35 of the iPhreaks Show. This week on our panel, we have Pete Hodgson.PETE:  Good morning from sunny San Francisco.CHUCK:  Andrew Madsen.ANDREW:  Good morning from cold Salt Lake City.CHUCK:  Jaim Zuber.JAIM:  Hey, hey. My, my.ANDREW:  Rock and roll will never die.CHUCK:  There we go.JAIM:  [Inaudible] on mood.ANDREW:  I’m a huge fan.CHUCK:  I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.TV. And this week, we have a special guest and that’s Chris Judd.CHRIS:  Thanks for having me.CHUCK:  Yeah, no problem. Since you haven’t been on the show before, do you want to introduce yourself really quickly?CHRIS:  Sure. I am the CTO of a medium-sized consulting company here at Columbus, Ohio called Manifest Solutions. And what I like to tell people is that by day, I’m a mild-mannered enterprise Java developer, but by night, I’m a crime-fighting mobile developer.CHUCK:  Ooh, very nice.JAIM:  Do you wear a cape for that?CHRIS:  I don’t. But one of the applications I worked on is like ADT for your body. So, if you feel like you’re in a harmful situation, you can triple click this big button in the app and it will dispatch emergency or police to your location or open a one-way communication to a dispatch center.CHUCK:  Oh, wow!JAIM:  Wow! That’s pretty cool.PETE:  It’s cool. It’s kind of like your phone is its own superhero or something.CHUCK:  There you go. Do you wear glasses during the day and then take them off to save the world?CHRIS:  Only when I go to the phone booth to change.CHUCK:  For a second there, I was like, “I’d like to see that,” and then I was like, “No, no I wouldn’t.”[Laughter]PETE:  So, do you do mainly iOS development when it comes to mobile or do you do Android as well?CHRIS:  So, I do a variety. I do Android, iOS, I do mobile web, I’ve done some PhoneGap and I’m Titanium Certified.PETE:  Okay.CHRIS:  Wow.PETE:  That sounds like the kind of thing a superhero would say, “I am Titanium Certified.”[Laughter]PETE:  But Kryptonite allergic.CHUCK:  Alright. Well, we brought you on today to talk about Mapkit.CHRIS:  Well, that’s great because I think writing applications that take advantage of mapping data are a lot of fun.CHUCK:  Do you know how many times my iPhone has gotten me lost?CHRIS:  No, I don’t.[Laughter]PETE:  You have to be a real expert to know that. I know about everyone’s Mapkit.CHUCK:  It’s about half the time, it seems. I get directions and it’s just like,

  • 00:51:09

    033 iPhreaks Show – AFNetworking with Kevin Harwood

    · The iPhreaks Show

    Panel Kevin Harwood (twitter github blog) Jaim Zuber (twitter Sharp Five Software) Ben Scheirman (twitter github blog NSSreencast) Andrew Madsen (twitter github blog) Pete Hodgson (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)Discussion02:44 - Does iOS7’s NSURLSession obviate the need for AFNetworking?03:20 - SSL Pinning Charles Multiple Certificates08:09 - Reachability10:24 - Is AFNetworking 2.0 based of NSURLConnection? AFHTTPRequestOperationManager AFHTTPSessionManager11:52 - Serialization12:18 - Session Manager NSURLSessionTask NSURLSessionDataTask15:59 - Using AFNetworking Upgrading18:11 - AFNetworking and iOS720:46 - Prefetching22:00 - Contributors22:37 - The three20 Library Category Methods BlocksKit30:53 - Managing a Large iOS Open-Source Library Mattt Thompson @mattt Mutual Mobile34:00 - Submitting a Feature to MatttPicks Macintosh Software Business (Yahoo Group) (Andrew) Low -- Christmas (Jaim) Awful Recruiters (Ben) backup (Ben) Three Africans Coffee (Ben) The Mute Button in Gmail (Pete) P2 Magazine (Pete) Chasin’ Freshies: a fresh hop IPA from Deschutes (Pete) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Chuck) AFHARchiver (Kevin) Bamboo (Kevin)Next WeekStreaming with Chris AdamsonTranscriptPETE: I actually don’t [unintelligible] that much.BEN: But you are British. You have to.PETE: Yeah. I'm a traitor to my nation. I also  don’t watch football that much.  And that’s why I use ‘football’, not ‘soccer’.CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to episode 33 of the iPhreaks Show. This week on our panel, we have Jaim Zuber.JAIM: Hello from Minneapolis.CHUCK: Ben Scheirman. Andrew Madsen.ANDREW: Hi from Salt Lake City.CHUCK: Pete Hodgson.PETE: Hello from my pajamas.CHUCK: I'm Charles Max Wood from, with a real quick announcement: if you are interested in learning Ruby on Rails, my Rails Ramp Up course; if you buy it at the beginning of the year… actually, I´ll give you a few days. If you buy it by January 4th, you can get 30% off. You can get that on railsrampup.comWe also have a special guess, and that’s Kevin Harwood.KEVIN: Hey guys, from Austin, Texas.CHUCK: Is it snowing in Austin?KEVIN: It’s actually 79 degrees right now. I think the high, it gets up 75 today. So it’s a nice day here in Austin.ANDREW: That sounds nice.JAIM: Not bad. So you are an Auburn guy?KEVIN: I am. It was a pretty good weekend. Me and Tim Cook had a lot to cheer for on Saturday.JAIM: I can sense the glow all the way through the internet.KEVIN: I haven’t stopped grinning since Saturday evening.CHUCK: [Laughs]JAIM: Yeah, that Auburn virus really infected my timeline. Really, the only person on my timeline that was tweeting anything other than football was John Siracusa and he was talking about TVs or something.PETE: I totally tune out whenever time it is that people tweet about this. I think it’s like Sundays or Mondays or something. I get quite annoyed with Twitter and I just stopped using because I don’t know, they are talking about touchdowns and basket hoops or something. I don’t know. It’s all very confusing to me.KEVIN: I'm actually hoping Twitter releases some statistic like they do, like a super bowl halftime show or something and see if we can see an impact from that game and see the usage spike on Twitter.PETE: Someone should do some sentiment analysis on Twitter, where they like to find out… that would be really cool actually to map like…JAIM: Didn’t Apple buy a company that does that?PETE: Really?JAIM: Yeah, for like 200 million. What was it called, Topsy? Isn’t that what they did?KEVIN: Yeah, I think so.PETE: You are telling me I just came up a 200 million dollar idea?[Laughter]I'm not going to tell you guys my other ideas.