Episode 36 – Killing as Few Humans as Possible

Peter is away this week... or is he? A special appearance! Scott drinks some wacky coffee that's not really all that wacky and does arguing with a person who really IS wacky. Is it worth listening to? You tell us! Or rather, don't. We'll leave that to the AI to decide.

Episode 35 – Good Enough for My Wife to Steal

Peter is so desperate (how desperate?) he drinks Hop Wtr, Scott doesn't, and they fill in the backstory of their notebook journeys and leaving Evernote.

Episode 34 – What is a Computer?

Peter drinks something sour, Scott drinks something sour, and they both talk about window managers, outliners, and why they both are on the same page with respect to Mac vs. iPad Pro for getting work done.

Episode 33 – Memory Lane is Full of Old Computers

Scott balances out a bad beer with a good beer. Peter cuts his own hair. Peter sets up Auto-GPT and Chat-GPT in a cage match, the guys talk about text editors and IDEs, and then both Peter and Scott drone on for almost an hour about the old days of computing.

Episode 32 – Tripping Fences

Is Peter real, or is he just a voice synthesis dream? All the GPTs, Scott hates bad drivers, Peter's running shoe obsession, and lots of Apple Watch failures for both Scott and Peter.

Episode 31 – Ironic Hot Cold Brew

Bart Busschots joins Scott with a hot cold brew coffee, and they talk about their Macs, Bart's career path in IT, collaboration and communication, self-awareness, teaching, and Bart talks about a new admin toy he's been playing with.

Episode 30 – A Little Less Distinctly Different

Scott's bluetooth is out of control. Peter wins big in the class action lawsuit world, and takes inspiration from the works of Hokusai. Both Peter and Scott learned to type at one point, and Roy Kent plays hide and seek with Elmo.

Episode 29 – Propofol, the Best Beer of All

Peter can't control his temperature, but he can control his pre-marathon training (maybe a little too well). Scott says he hardly uses browser extensions and then gives a giant list of the ones he actually uses. Peter takes mushrooms, and both Scott and Peter watch some TV.

Episode 28 – It’s Egg Freckles All Over Again

Peter's down with 2% beer, Scott can't find the iPhone hanging right in front of his face, and Photos app is scared to use any battery. Finally, the argument about the value of ChatGPT never ends.

Episode 27 – Your Dad's Greek Spinach Pie

Peter's dad had an amazing Greek spinach pie, but only on the specials menu, Friends with Brews has transcripts, Peter has a 4k monitor, and Scott can't figure out why Mac users are so afraid of touchscreens.

Episode 26 – Jittery Enough

It's a special episode of FwB with Clay Daly, cameras, and computers – all the best C suite words!

Episode 25 – The Next Best Thing To Costa Rica

Want a vacation in the tropics? Peter had one! Scott listens in rapt envy as Peter talks about his new life and his future bungalo. Then Peter gets all Authoritarian, and Scott talks about transcribing the whole thing.

Episode 24 – Aspirational Decaf

Scott couldn't handle another long distance phone call with Peter, so John Chidgey of The Engineered Network is here to give a more balanced view of AI, ML, ChatGPT, and other societal-techno issues.

Episode 23 – Running From Zombies, with Love

LIVE FROM COSTA RICA, IT'S ... one of us, anyway. PETER! Adam and Scott are here too, in case you care. We love running from zombies, but only with love in our hearts.

Episode 22 – The Year of the Megapickle

Lots of tech, and a little rotator cuff! Eufy and LastPass suck at being private and secure, Peter is headed for Costa Rica, Mario Guzman makes apps you should use, and most importantly, Peter is a Strava legend! Plus a new segment called Overheard.

Episode 21 – These are not Google Drive’s Toasted Nuts

Scott hates Google Drive, Peter hates software on GitHub and searching for virtual KVM's, but they both love a good cup of coffee.

Episode 20 – I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

It's a coffee epsiode!! 2001 is a Space Odyssey, and Friends with Brews is a Podcast Odyssey! Coffee, audio software, movies, browsers, programming languages, and Peter’s nose!!

Episode 19 – If I Were Desperate

It's not just about Twitter and Mastodon. Peter and Scott also complain about various body parts. Well, what did you expect? We're getting old and it's our duty to hurt and then talk about it!

Episode 18 – The Richest Richard

Adam joins Peter and Scott to brew things and talk about technology and Peter's knee, which apparently is not good technology.

Episode 17 – The Most Mundane Halloween

Beer AND coffee again! It was a slow week in social media (or was it?). Peter's work status is complicated. Scott asks questions about it. The Japanese love themselves a mundane Halloween, and we're here for it! Peter loves speakers in the ceiling, and Scott says you should check out a certain William Gibson book TV adaptation.