The One Where Brett Called TJ Insane
(but in a good way)
Recorded on February 9th, 2015
Brett Terpstra and I both worked at TUAW together, before Brett left a few years ago to do his own thing. Christina Warren had left before I started there, but we’ve “known” each other on the Internet for several years.
Around the the 4m14s mark, Brett said this:
People like TJ Luoma always wrote completely original [articles]… you wouldn’t find this kind of “how to” anywhere else, because he was insane with the stuff he could make his Mac do [with] scripting and everything. To me, that was the heart of why I would read TUAW.
The stuff Brett can do with a computer makes me feel like I’m playing with LEGO bricks and toys by comparison, so this was a nice compliment.
Reminds me of the time that I emailed Peter N Lewis (developer of Keyboard Maestro) about a Keyboard Maestro macro I had created…to backup my Keyboard Maestro macros. His email reply began with this line (shared with his permission):
Let’s start by saying that is either very impressive or completely insane.
If I ever have business cards made up, I might have to use “either very impressive or completely insane” as my tagline.