The Random Show, Episode 21: Smart Drugs, Bitcoin, Apps, Fish Taint, and More

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This Random Show episode was an experiment via Google Hangout. The show starts around 11:00 if you want to skip the preamble and dumb-assery.

Here are just two of many, many links mentioned in the show:
Jacked – The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto
Cozy (start-up)

See the bottom of this post for show notes and more links, courtesy of reader Robin of MoveAutism. Thank you, Robin!

Two requests:
– Please let us know what you think of this experimental format!
– If you’d like to see what stuff I’m using or pining after, follow me here.

For all previous episodes of The Random Show, including the epic China Scam episode, click here.

Now, all the show notes and links…

Random Show Notes (6/5/13)

6:20 – What’s this show all about?
11:00 – Tim shows a wine (that he clearly likes) and the show begins.

Kevin Rose’s App of the Day

POP – build sketches of your app
http://popapp.in/

Tim Ferriss’ Daily Use Apps

Evernote
https://evernote.com/
Uber
https://www.uber.com/
Lift
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lift/id530911645?mt=8
Jot Not
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jotnot-scanner-pro-scan-multipage/id307868751?mt=8

Scanner Pro
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-by-readdle/id333710667?mt=8

Cat in the Hat Comes Back
http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Comes-Back-Classic-Seuss/dp/0449810844/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370504834&sr=1-1&keywords=Cat+in+the+Hat+Comes+Back

Sold
http://usesold.com/

Zombie Road Trip
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.zombieroadtrip

Jacked – The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1455130346/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1455130346&linkCode=as2&tag=offsitoftimfe-20

Foodist is awesome
http://www.amazon.com/Foodist-Science-Weight-Without-Dieting/dp/0062201255/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370505352&sr=8-1&keywords=foodist

As is the author
http://summertomato.com

Darya’s guest post on this blog
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2013/05/01/family-fat-loss-foodist/

L-Lysine
http://www.amazon.com/Source-Naturals-L-Lysine-1000mg-Tablets/dp/B001G7R554/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370505098&sr=8-3&keywords=L-Lysine
Tim takes 2 grams per divided dose as immune support

Grape Seed Extract
http://www.amazon.com/Grapefruit-Seed-Extract-Liquid-Concentrate/dp/B000M8HQD4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1370505201&sr=8-5&keywords=grape+seed+extract

Fish Taint? At minute 29:00.

Google Book Pixel
https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromebook_pixel_wifi

Imitation Daft Punk Helmets
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoguaiProps

BitCoin
http://bitcoin.org/en/

OpenCoin
http://opencoin.org/

M-Pesa – 3rd party payment via SMS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-Pesa

The Biography of a Dollar
http://www.amazon.com/Biography-Dollar-Mighty-Conquered-World/dp/0307339874/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370506447&sr=8-1&keywords=the+biography+of+a+dollar

A Smart Drugs Birthday Present (“My cat has dementia”)

Alertec (A.K.A. Modafinil)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modafinil

Female Viagra
http://www.emotionalbrain.nl/lybrido

Anacervx – Increasing Cognition
http://www.antiaging-systems.com/41-anacervix-vincamine-concentration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincamine

Tim discusses pros vs. cons of smart drug use:
52:00

Desmopressin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmopressin

Artichoke extract + Forskolin
http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Relora-Veg-capsules-120-Count/dp/B0019LTGRW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370507599&sr=8-2&keywords=Forskolin+now

http://www.amazon.com/Solaray-Artichoke-Extract-300-capsules/dp/B00014FMKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370507583&sr=8-1&keywords=Artichoke+extract+solaray

Cozy
https://cozy.co/

WWDC
https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/

Intermittent Fasting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fasting

Fasting Twins
http://www.youtube.com/user/fastingtwins

Athletic Greens
https://www.athleticgreens.com/v4/

MSG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monosodium_glutamate
http://summertomato.com/?s=msg

Rubber Guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_guard

“How do you organize your life?”
Backblaze
http://www.backblaze.com/

Google+
http://www.google.com/+

Everything Scanned and Stored to Evernote
https://evernote.com/

Delectable App (Wine)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/delectable-wine/id512106648?mt=8

Trader Joe’s wine are generally fantastic
http://www.traderjoes.com/

Upcoming Events

Ignite Expo
http://ignitemag.ca/be_expo_2013

Founders Conference
http://f.ounders.com/

Dublin Web Summit
http://www.websummit.net/

Posted on: June 5, 2013.

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136 comments on “The Random Show, Episode 21: Smart Drugs, Bitcoin, Apps, Fish Taint, and More

  1. Hey guys, love the format of being able to ask questions yet it is much more difficult to understand both of you. Maybe still do Google Hangouts but add an external microphone. You guys rock!

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  2. I absolutely loved the format! Would love to see more of this style in the future; wine and everything. If this experiment gets you guys together more than I encourage you whole-heartedly to keep doing what makes sense to you.

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  3. One of the good things about the random show was always production quality.

    My suggestion would be to live stream but also have a proper camera set up going.

    That way glenn can clean it up in post and put up a nice resolution copy with good audio, as well as the livestreamed bit. Alternatively just ask for questions a couple hours before you shoot and dont do the livestream bit.

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  4. I liked being able to watch you guys live, but I think I like the old format better. The quality was pretty crappy on both the video and audio side. But hey! I’ll take it if it means more Random Show episodes!

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  5. Not a fan of the google hangout. I am hearing impaired and have a hard time lip reading and listening. Also, you guys aren’t the only one, but every live show I watched on the internet, don’t have closed captioning. I would love to see it in the future.

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      • I believe I was in ketosis when I recently tried modafinil (Provigil) as well. Even half a dosage left me with a splitting headache. I’m ordering some ketosis strips to find out, though I’m actually not impressed by modafinil for alertness/cognitive and I won’t get another Rx. Would like to know other cognitive enhancers, preferably not requiring rx?? Or is that your next book :)

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      • I too used to get massive headaches when taking modafinil (and I usually took modafinil whilst in ketosis). I read this post and decided to experiment with taking it while not in ketosis and this had no effect on reducing the severity of the headaches. I essentially figured modafinil wasn’t for me. I subsequently started eating 4 eggs a day to increase protein intake and I unwittingly discovered that about a week later when I had one last shot at taking modafinil the headaches had ceased. I was also in ketosis at the time. Since then, whenever I take modafinil (and continue eating 4 eggs a day) I don’t seem to get headaches. I assume this has something to do with the levels of choline in the eggs but I can’t be sure. Would be interested in seeing if anyone has had similar experiences.

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      • Interesting! I’ve never tried Prvg, but it makes sense that extra Choline helped prevent headaches while on it. I wonder if the higher levels of ACH (acetylcholine) helped facilitate neuronal firing that Prvg was invoking.

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  6. Just love each of the episodes because of the production quality it have! You guys are rocking. However, I didn’t understand the format of asking the questions in the episode. Is the question being asked a couple of hour before you shoot?

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  7. Awesome that you all are using Google hangouts. I have used public hangouts all the time since June and have made some great connections on the public hangouts.

    It seems the video can be a bit grainy but it still gets the message across.

    It would be cool if you guys do a random show with another computer or maybe have other “Random” people come on but that may take away from the original format.

    Ether way….Good show. Great format. More wine! lol
    Cheers

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  8. I like it. Truely random. It can play in the background while I cook arancini balls, drink barossa red and yell at the ‘news’. More.

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  9. The quality is awful, please leave production to Glenn. I’ve always loved the show because it’s two friends BS’ing. I don’t care what questions the internet has for you. Please don’t drag the underbelly of the net public, we already have Youtube comments for that. :)

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  10. Hi Tim –
    I’m including my Show notes in another comment. With so many links I think it will be marked as spam so I will also email it to Donna and CC you.

    The Google Hangout experiment worked fine. I forgot that you were using a different format for the better part of the show. I agree with the previous comment about sound quality – audible but mediocre. Nothing a microphone won’t fix. Some of the things you held up to show (supplements) were blurry and the copy couldn’t be seen.

    Cheers!
    Robin

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  11. Random Show Notes (6/5/13)

    6:20 – What’s this show all about?
    11:00 – Tim shows a wine (that he clearly likes) and the show begins.

    Kevin Rose’s App of the Day
    POP – build sketches of your app

    http://popapp.in/

    Tim Ferriss’ Daily Use Apps
    Evernote

    https://evernote.com/

    Uber

    https://www.uber.com/

    Lyft

    http://www.lyft.me/

    Jot Knot

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jotnot-scanner-pro-scan-multipage/id307868751?mt=8

    Scanner Pro

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-by-readdle/id333710667?mt=8

    Book and Life Philosophy
    Cat in the Hat Comes Back

    Tim has a teepee (for chilling, tea, meditation…)

    Tim, and then Kevin, fondle a throwing axe.

    Sold

    http://usesold.com/

    Zombie Road Trip

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.zombieroadtrip

    Jacked – The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

    Foodist is awesome

    As is the author

    http://summertomato.com

    Darya’s guest post on this blog

    http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2013/05/01/family-fat-loss-foodist/

    Tim’s Supplements
    L-Lysine

    Tim takes 2 grams per divided dose as immune support

    Grape Seed Extract

    Fish Taint? At minute 29:00.

    Google Book Pixel

    https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromebook_pixel_wifi

    Imitation Daft Punk Helmets

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoguaiProps

    On Establishing Digital Currency-
    BitCoin

    http://bitcoin.org/en/

    OpenCoin

    http://opencoin.org/

    M-Pesa – 3rd party payment via SMS

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-Pesa

    The Biography of a Dollar

    A Smart Drugs Birthday Present (“My cat has dementia”)

    Alertek (A.K.A. Modafinil)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modafinil

    Female Viagra

    http://www.emotionalbrain.nl/lybrido

    Anacervx – Increasing Cognition

    http://www.antiaging-systems.com/41-anacervix-vincamine-concentration

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincamine

    Tim discusses pros vs. cons of smart drug use:
    52:00

    Desmopressin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmopressin

    Artichoke extract + Forskolin

    Start-Ups
    Cozy

    https://cozy.co/

    WWDC

    https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/

    Intermittent Fasting

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fasting

    Fasting Twins

    http://www.youtube.com/user/fastingtwins

    Athletic Greens

    https://www.athleticgreens.com/v4/

    MSG

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monosodium_glutamate

    http://summertomato.com/?s=msg

    Rubber Guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_guard

    “How do you organize your life?”
    Backblaze

    http://www.backblaze.com/

    Google+

    http://www.google.com/+

    Everything Scanned and Stored to Evernote

    https://evernote.com/

    Delectable App (Wine)

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/delectable-wine/id512106648?mt=8

    Trader Joe’s wine are generally fantastic

    http://www.traderjoes.com/

    Upcoming Events

    Ignite Expo

    http://ignitemag.ca/be_expo_2013

    Founders Conference

    http://f.ounders.com/

    Dublin Web Summit

    http://www.websummit.net/

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  12. I always enjoy The Random Show, especially being a fellow red wine lover, and I was looking forward to a new one. I liked the format, but the audio wasn’t too great, and so I kept missing bits of what you were saying (or was that just the wine slur?). I have sympathy with Nick accusing you of being a walking Wikipedia. I get the same levelled at me although people tend to say I have a brain full of useless info. I never knew Parmigiano-Reggiano had MSG qualities though… interesting.

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  13. I looked at the length of it before watching, which turned me off but this definitely is worth a watch.
    It’s a very interesting insight into the way you guys think & bounce ideas about. Its funny (red wine ha ha) & I like the ‘big coin’ chat.
    I like the relaxed format & they under-produced feel. it’s watchable.
    I’ll be watching future episodes. a great find.

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  14. Unwatchable. Horrible audio and video quality. Very unstructured. Not gripping, boring to listen to. Too long. Rambly.

    Sorry, this is not enjoyable.

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