Bill and Seth talk tech, sports, and the first time using AIM.
Workbench is hosted by Seth Werkheiser and Bill Meis, two people who work in music and love technology. They want to share some of their nerdy knowledge to help make your workday easier and more manageable.
Bill and Seth talk tech, sports, and the first time using AIM.
Seth and Bill talk about shorts (the electrical kind), stolen diapers, video game testing, household chaos. Seth's journey west, and yard sales.
Seth and Bill catch up after a summer hiatus. Seth gives taxi driving a try, Bill rants on out of office emails.
This week, after somewhat of a hiatus, Bill and Seth talk about Disney World, getting sick and dive deep into Sanebox. (not a sponsor)
Seth and Bill talk about having access to too much information and how it can be distracting.
We talk about Fidget Cubes, Roombas, Bill falling down the stairs and S-Town the podcast.
Bill and Seth talk privacy, coffee, and Shittown.
Bill talks about being exposed to sickness 24/7 while Seth fills Bill in on some internet phenomena he wasn't aware of. They talk about online harassment, USB mics and the importance of being organized and prepared.
Seth ran for a good cause, Bill recaps his shortened yet busy SXSW trip. Seth switched his task manager and Bill is obsessed with checklists.
The weekly conversation between Seth and Bill. Bill got a new phone, Seth loves the running app, Strava.
Bill and Seth talk swastikas, politics, Android phones, and prepping for the end of the world!
Shoveling snow (or not), listening to podcasts, and money talk with Bill and Seth.
How to be an informed citizen and still stay sane, how we can keep doing good journalism, and paying for the content we want to see stick around.
Bill and Seth talk tech, diversity, the music biz, text files, and more.
Bill and Seth discuss coffee, weight loss, news, and Bill talks to the cops.
Seth talks about leaving Evernote, Bill talks about his new home tech.
Woah boy. Seth and Bill get back to things as best they can.
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Seth and Bill talk sitting, clams, and commuting.
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Seth and Bill talk napping, time management, iPads, and new podcasts.
Bill and Seth talk compare and despair, ambiverts, openings bands and more.
Seth and Bill talk travel, never having cash, and Seth's struggles which he won't talk about on air.
From cake to computers, Seth and Bill talk extremes.
Seth and Bill get bloody, and are cool under fire.
Seth and Bill talk cleaning, reading, eating better, and other adult things.
Seth and Bill talk about getting in trouble, not being able to swim anymore, and getting drunk (or not).
Seth and Bill discuss Bills' recent surgery, car accidents, the economy, blue tooth speakers, and saving the music industry from the woes of streaming services.
Seth and Bill gab about time at sea, sensational news, and generations.
Seth and Bill dive deep into podcasts, passion projects, and bad posture.
Seth and Bill talk camping, ice cream trucks, the resurgence of cassettes, and HBO.
Seth gets his first tattoo and Bill has a painful week.
Bill and Seth talk social media, defensive driving, and Snapchat.
Seth and Bill look back 10 years
Seth and Bill discuss pant sizes, Snapchat, and recurring software fees.
Being computer-less, eating habits, and dinosaur bones.
Bill and Seth discuss their High School years, empty Microsoft stores, and digital photos.
Nice interactions, email etiquette, and...
Seth and Bill get back to work, discussing Christmas lights, podcast interviews, parenting, and more.
We discuss more travel, humble brags, and some good ole spontaneity.
The gang talk networking, flight delays, and Anthrax.
Bill and Seth talk about aliens, Murphy's Law, Starbucks at PABT, SXSW, grammar, and more.
The guys talk getting fired, podcasting, exploding batteries and more.
Bill and Seth talk self-checkout lines, and lean into social media. Oh and Seth's voice totally sounds like Carell's.
Emails, Slack, podcast advertising, ad blocking, re-marketing, and more.
Bill and Seth discuss Twitter, GTD, and backpacks.
Seth and Bill talk about remote work, magazines, and travel.
Bill and Seth talk about 10,000 characters on Twitter, media players, and time blocking.
Bill and Seth talk standing desks, gutters, and #MetalBandcampgiftclub on Twitter.
Seth and Bill talk about physical retail, piracy, OmniFocus and Drafts being their go-to apps of 2015 and Seth's odd reason for not liking HBO's The Sopranos.
Seth and Bill talk about the new year, cord-cutting, and some neato apps.
Bill and Seth talk self-checkout lines, Star Wars, and white privilege.
Bill and Seth talk Slack, Casper, and using proper punctuation in texting.
Bill and Seth talk gadgets, futurism, solar panels, and selling cars on Craigslist
Bill and Seth discuss umbrellas, books, and handling disappointment like a grown-up.
Bill and Seth talk about cash only businesses, the fall of RDIO, music streaming, online store transaction experiences and whether or not email out of office messages are needed in 2016.
This week Seth and Bill talk about having laptops in meetings, pens and paper and note taking in general. Bill also provides an update on his "screw in the skull" hearing aid!
Seth and Bill talk about where the phone call stands in the modern day workplace and it's drastically different role. They also discuss follow up, networking and creating your own content.
Bill and Seth lay out their origin friendship story, boredom, google docs, adult friendships in general, not messing with stories and hearing aids planted into your skull.
Bill admits he pretends to be deaf sometimes, Seth admits to actually seeing a movie relevant to pop culture. They talk about imposter syndrome, taking credit for your work and Playboy Magazine.
Bill and Seth catch up from their unofficial hiatus. Bill had a baby, Seth bought a bike. They talk about workflows, problem solving and expectations learned from sleeping on wet floors.
Seth and Bill discuss the merits of using text shortcuts and a few iOS keyboards.
In this episode the Workbench crew discuss the finer points of attending and hosting good meetings!
Seth and Bill talk about the importance of, "getting away," as a way to increase your productivity.
The Workbench duo discuss the latest cloud-based photo syncing services and why we need them in the first place.
Seth and Bill discuss better ways to schedule phone calls (ugg) and meetings. More than just fancy apps, we talk about the reasoning behind scheduling, and how to rethink it.
We're big fans of remote working, but remote interviews, remote music, remote podcasts are fun, too!
Sometimes it's best to delegate work to other people. Interns, subordinates, friends - whatever! We discuss some of the ways we do it, and how you can, too.
Inspired by a Tweet by Annie Zaleski, former editor of Alternative Press, Bill and Seth discuss burnout - what it means, how to spot it, and what to do about it.
Bill and Seth discuss how the find, consume, curate, and digest the news (and sometimes don't).
In this episode we talk about getting stuff done without ever leaving your browser.
Seth and Bill talk about getting a nice email address to go along with your domain name.
Bill and Seth talk about making the internet work for you behind the scenes.
Bill and Seth talk about not forgetting stuff.
Bill and Seth talk about keeping your stuff safe online with 1Password.
The Workbench duo talk about accepting payments online and sending paperless invoices.
The Workbench crew talks about their favorite podcasts, how they listen, and what apps they use to listen!
We take a look at some of the basic video chat services out there, and explore how you can use them in your work flow.
We explore a handful of cloud storage options and talk a bit about online back ups - better safe than sorry!
Using web-based project management tools means less email and more productivity!
In this episode we talk about web-apps; what used to be a program is now an "application" that loads right in your web browser! We talk about some of our favorite web-apps that help us get work done.
In this episode Bill and Seth discuss setting up simple websites and some great tools for getting the most out of Twitter.
We run down a list of iOS apps that have caught their attention over the past year, specifically ones that help us do actual work!
Seth and Bill kick off their first episode by talking about something we all use every day, email. Since there was no course on email in college or high school, none of us learned how to use it properly. What's the result? Millions of us using it WRONG.
Check out episode #1 for some tips and tricks to manage your email more effectively and get through your day a little bit easier.