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The weekly podcast where Phil Zito discusses topics related to building automation and provides useful tips and action packed examples to help you better understand building automation.
 
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Way Too Interested

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Emmy-winning writer and producer Gavin Purcell talks to interesting people about the subjects they’re currently obsessed with outside of their everyday lives. Then, an expert in that subject matter joins the conversation to answer all their questions. Way Too Interested is a podcast about curiosity, discovery, creativity, and, most importantly, pursuing those little things that get stuck in your brain & end up being way more fascinating than you ever expected. Learn more at WayTooInterested. ...
 
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On today's episode of Way Too Interested, writer/podcaster/Glitch CEO Anil Dash talks with Gavin Purcell about his fascination with America's interstate highway system, which started with his father — a civil engineer given a "genius visa" to immigrate from India to help build America's highways and bridges. Anil also talks about his personal histo…
 
On today's episode of Way Too Interested, author Chuck Wendig talks with Gavin Purcell about the many types of apples you've never tasted, the state of Twitter in 2022, and his obsession with creepypasta, an online cousin to urban legends. Chuck also talks about the real-world impact of these spooky tales and how they have evolved in the transition…
 
Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski, the lead designer on the "Gears of War" video games, talks with Gavin Purcell about his years in the gaming industry, how he discovered a passion for the theater in high school, and his main obsession outside of games: Broadway. This passion led him to become a co-producer of the hit show Hadestown, which won eight Tony …
 
Behind every successful BAS company is a successful sales team. But what do BAS sales people do and what do they need to know? In this episode we explore the common types of BAS sales roles and the key skills sales people need in order to succeed.
 
Sports writer and Channel 6 co-founder Spencer Hall, formerly a contributor to SBNation and the founder of Every Day Should Be Saturday, joins Gavin Purcell on today's podcast to talk about his obsession with Japanese wrestling! And specifically, Spencer is way too interested in one athlete from the New Japan Pro Wrestling circuit: Kota Ibushi, who…
 
The BAS Service Technician is one of the most challenging roles due to the diversity of skills and tasks required. So how do you become a service technician and why would you want to? In this episode we discuss: The three types of service roles How to gain the skills required of a service technician How to get a job as a BAS service technician…
 
Project managers can make or break a BAS project and ultimately the financials of a BAS company. But how do you effectively manage BAS projects? In this episode we discuss: The three types of BAS project management How to learn BAS project management skills How to get a role as a BAS project manager
 
Performing artist, social entrepreneur, professor, and author Aaron Dworkin joins Gavin Purcell on today's podcast to talk about his obsession with poker! He also talks about how diversity has defined his life and passions, and how he uses a "lottery test" and a "death test" to decide what new projects to pursue. Then, they're joined by star player…
 
Today, on an unusually topical episode of Way Too Interested, screenwriter and Scriptnotes co-host John August joins Gavin Purcell to talk about how his experience selling a custom deck of playing cards — the Writer Emergency Pack — awakened him to the complex and fascinating world of the supply chain. He also talks about his writing habit and the …
 
Have you ever considered getting into BAS Programming but didn't know where to start? The BAS programmer is one of the most sought after roles by individuals and companies. But how do you get started? In this episode we discuss: How to learn programming The three types of BAS programming How to find a job as a BAS Programmer…
 
New Yorker staff writer Helen Rosner joins Gavin Purcell to talk about how visiting Japan awakened her interest in moss, why "at least three-quarters of my job is internet stalking," and why we focus too narrowly on careers when we talk about our passions. Then, they're joined by Annie Martin, a.k.a. "Mossin' Annie," a moss expert from North Caroli…
 
On this episode of Way Too Interested, video game designer Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango) joins Gavin Purcell to talk about his obsession with rubber stamps. They also discuss how Tim got into game design and how his young mind was blown by the digital "rubber stamp" tool on early Macintosh computers. Then, they're joined by Roberta Sperl…
 
On this episode of Way Too Interested, writer Zito Madu joins Gavin Purcell to talk about poetry, being a voracious reader, and his interest in how animals like homing pigeons and monarch butterflies navigate around the world. Then, they're joined by David Barrie, the author of the books Sextant — about human navigation — and Supernavigators: Explo…
 
Actor and writer Dani Fernandez joins Gavin Purcell to talk about the deep connection she feels with wolves, and how the symbol of the wolf has guided her through personal and mental health challenges. Then, they're joined by the research and program director of the non profit Living with Wolves, Garrick Dutcher, who talks about the inaccurate ster…
 
In this episode we discuss how to work with IT groups and IT personnel on your building automation projects. You will learn what roles exist within IT groups, when to engage IT groups, and how to work with IT groups to get your project needs met.
 
Writer and web designer Rex Sorgatz (The Encyclopedia of Misinformation) joins Gavin Purcell to talk about his obsession with deepfakes, why he's less worried about them now than he used to be, and why he believes a dead actor will win an Oscar someday. Then, deepfakes and synthetic media expert Henry Ajder joins to explain whether we should be wor…
 
Often times what the customer sees is what defines the "quality" of your project. The reality is that graphics and the "functionality" of your building automation system are what shape the perceived quality of your installation. In this episode we discuss strategies to implement user friendly graphics while also setting up your BAS front-end correc…
 
Do you want to avoid callbacks on your building automation projects? In this episode we discuss how to validate installation and how to perform point-to-point checkout on your building automation projects so you can get off your current project and onto the next project.
 
Actor and writer Felicia Day (The Guild, Embrace Your Weird) joins Gavin Purcell to talk about her obsession with religious mythologies and, specifically, the origins of Bible stories. Then, they're joined by Dr. Malka Simkovich — the director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago — to talk about the hi…
 
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