Elias and Sean grew up together overseas before studying engineering in Germany and the US respectively. Breadcrumbs is their weekly chat about things past, present, and future.

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55: A Boring Upgrade


Elias and Sean confess how much they’re paying for services, and then discuss Ulysses’ recent switch to subscription pricing and the subscription model in general.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.92MB - Duration: 41:25 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

54: The Breadcrumbs R&D Department


Elias and Sean sync up chess clocks and do a speed run through the iPhone 8/X keynote.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 31.05MB - Duration: 33:55 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

53: Cleaning Before the Cleaners Come


Elias talks about the origami convention he went to over the weekend, and he and Sean discuss the usefulness (or not) of learning about things before going to such events.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 26.25MB - Duration: 28:40 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

Dessert 04: Angry Birds


Elias flings birds at pigs for the first time.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 34.56MB - Duration: 37:45 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

52: Well, Don’t Have FOMO


Sean recounts seeing and photographing the total eclipse, and then he and Elias talk about the Fear of Missing Out.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 44.65MB - Duration: 48:46 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

51: Alien Stimuli


Elias and Sean continue episode 49’s discussion of following one’s passion. This week they talk about what they wanted to be when they grew up, how they ended up where they are now, and an alternative to the “follow your passion” advice.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 77.07MB - Duration: 1:24:11 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

50: Before We Jump the Shark


A year in, Elias and Sean look back over the history of Breadcrumbs, discuss how it has changed, and look ahead to what it might become.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 83.17MB - Duration: 1:30:50 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

49: I Can Tell a Square From a Circle


Elias and Sean discuss the terrible but oft-given advice to “follow your passion,” asking themselves why everyone always says this and then talking about their own passions and where following them might lead.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 66.12MB - Duration: 1:12:13 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

48: I Can Bequeath It to My Pet


Elias and Sean talk about digital rights management and online piracy—DRM’s effectiveness, our frustrations with it, and what would happen if it all just went away.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 73.37MB - Duration: 1:20:08 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

47: Chips in Our Packaging


Elias and Sean try to guess the dates of notable inventions, talk about the advancement of technology, and try and predict technology 10 years from now.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 76.57MB - Duration: 1:23:38 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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