396: Open Supply – CodePen Weblog


Robert and I soar on the podcast to have just a little chat about open supply usually and what we do with open supply at CodePen. CodePen itself isn’t open supply, other than the small bits we’ve made public and the open-source issues we embody inside it. However all Public Pens on CodePen are open supply, so we definitely deal with plenty of it! Sufficient that I felt snug making our Mastodon presence on Fosstodon, which is an open-source-focused occasion.

Time Jumps

  • 00:40 Open supply as a subject
  • 03:09 CodePen and open supply
  • 10:05 Sponsor: Cut up
  • 10:46 Contributing to initiatives and sustaining initiatives
  • 16:07 Subsequent 13 open supply subject
  • 22:27 Open supply exterior of GitHub on to Discord

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Chris Coyier: Hey, everyone. CodePen Radio #396. I’ve Robert with me this week. What’s up, Robert?

Robert Kieffer: Oh, not a lot. Simply good to be again on the podcast.

Chris: Yeah. Good. You are actually about three toes away from me with a soundproof wall between us.

Robert: Yeah.

Chris: It is all too uncommon that we do.

Robert: The sales space.

Chris: We’re each in Bend at CodePen world headquarters. Ah… simply kidding. We do not even have a world headquarters. As we discovered final week, we’re an all-remote firm. We simply so occur to dwell in the identical city, so we’ve got a pleasant workplace collectively.

Robert: Yeah, I get to crash at your workplace each on occasion. It is good.

Chris: Yeah!

Robert: It will get me out of the home.

Chris: Heck yeah. Proper downtown in lovely Bend, Oregon.

So, our plan was to speak about open supply as a result of it impacts CodePen. It impacts each firm ever, as an instance. [Laughter] Only a vitally vital matter.

Robert: It is undoubtedly one thing that advantages each firm on the market, and small corporations particularly. It is one thing that is been close to and pricey to my coronary heart for some time. Yeah, this might be enjoyable.

Chris: Yeah. I believe the way in which that you just interface with open-source is a bit more – I do not know – uncooked and direct than anyone else at CodePen as a result of you have got libraries that you just work on and preserve. You’ve got simply been concerned with it and have type of a pure inclination in direction of – I do not know – coping with it or fixing issues that we’ve got that approach. [Laughter]


Robert: Yeah, properly, additionally I have been round lengthy sufficient that I’ve gotten to see the arch of the open-source neighborhood actually develop. I have been coding because the ’80s when open supply wasn’t actually a factor. And so, seeing the way it’s simply advanced, grow to be this simply foundational piece of the complete software program world, is fairly cool.

I do know what it is wish to not have an open-source neighborhood, so I undoubtedly recognize the place we’re at the moment. And I actually do like that, simply that sense of the worth that it brings, and having the ability to give again. It is fairly good.

Chris: Yeah. I imply there are grandiose issues lets say. It has bettered mankind to have the open-source neighborhood. It is a actually, super-duper huge deal. ? It is about as huge of a deal because the Web itself, actually.

Robert: Sure.

Chris: There’s additionally grandiose controversy with it that I do not know that we’ll be capable of breach on this podcast. There are issues with it which can be so huge that they are exhausting to speak about. They deserve world-class journalism to get into them, like who’re the individuals who do that. Are they dwelling their finest life? Are they getting what they deserve out of this ecosystem? How do you monetize it? That type of factor as a result of there are issues with all that. I am unsure we’re prepared to try this.

Robert: Safety within the NPM ecosystem.

Chris: Yeah, proper.

Robert: Have enjoyable with that. [Laughter]

Chris: Uh-huh. We will remedy it within the subsequent 25 minutes.

Robert: Yeah. No drawback. I do not know what’s taking them so lengthy.


Chris: However let’s speak about… Possibly we will scope it all the way down to smaller issues like examples of CodePen plus open supply. I might suppose it is no shock to most individuals listening to this that every one of CodePen, for instance, isn’t open supply. We’ve open-sourced type of valuable little all through our profession.

You mentioned to me earlier than the present, briefly, that that is not terribly uncommon, particularly for actually small corporations. It is nearly like calculus it’s important to carry out internally. There is a price to doing open-source, and plenty of actually small corporations simply select to not pay it due to the very actual prices concerned.

Robert: Yeah, particularly for small corporations, however even giant corporations. I believe corporations that actually make substantive contributions to open-source are rather more the rarity than the norm at any stage, however particularly for small companies the place, like I used to be saying, it takes a specific amount of effort to work together and contribute to open-source. In case you’re a small firm, that fraction is a comparatively giant proportion of your workday. Whereas when you’ve got a big firm, you may afford to have a number of those that kind of disappear off into the weeds of open-source initiatives occasionally.

Chris: Mm-hmm.

Robert: However small corporations, that will get noticeable fast.

Chris: Proper. Proper, proper. There’s an instance right here and there. I bear in mind. I believe we’ve got… It is in all probability nonetheless there now. I am unsure how related it’s anymore, however a number of the issues that we have chosen to open-source have been actually super-hyper area of interest, too.

For instance, one of many issues that is simply parentally a problem with user-generated code web sites is, “Properly, what if that person writes code that freezes the browser?” It is simply painfully simple to write down an infinite loop in JavaScript.

Robert: Mm-hmm.

Chris: In case you by chance do this on CodePen, it might freeze the browser to the purpose the place you may’t even save the work that you just had been engaged on as a result of, actually, the browser tab is useless.

[Laughter] We knew that was an issue once we began CodePen, and we have solved it a complete bunch of various methods and benefited from different individuals’s open-source options. At one level we had been like, “Yeah, we expect we’ve got a reasonably good answer that works for us,” and open sourced it.

However guess what number of stars that has on GitHub. Like two. [Laughter]

Robert: Proper. Proper. Open supply is that code that exists on the intersection of issues you have got and issues that everyone else has.

Chris: Yeah. Yeah.

Robert: How many individuals even have that drawback of, like, “I wish to run code from any person else, and I do not wish to take care of infinite loops”?

Chris: Proper. There’s not very many corporations. And the businesses that do it may need their very own inside options, as we frequently do.


Robert: Yeah. As of late, it is truly exhausting to provide you with concepts for open-source initiatives that have not already been completed as a result of there’s such an enormous neighborhood. The initiatives that I take care of, the massive ones are UUID and the mind-type modules and NPM. I principally bought into that as a result of I used to be kind of there on the bottom flooring of Node and NPM again within the day, and any person needed to write these. I simply occurred to be there.

Chris: Yeah, proper. We might get into these just a little extra, however I assumed we might speak about some latest. These are fairly micro-examples, however I believe they’re in all probability reflective of real-world, small firm interacting with open-source neighborhood kind of conditions.

One of many factors of utilizing CodePen is utilizing completely different processors that course of your code. That means that if you wish to write some Much less.js actually shortly, you do not have to make a folder domestically and obtain the NPM dependencies and arrange a watcher to construct your stuff. Generally you simply wish to write a few of that code and see the outcomes, and lots of people use CodePen for that. Thanks for doing so, by the way in which.

Now, once we obtain that code, we have to course of it. And there are sufficient unhealthy individuals on the earth that they know that that is the case, that they’ll write code and {that a} CodePen server will execute it. So, what can they do to misbehave? Can they get that factor to mine Bitcoin or no matter? [Laughter]


Robert: Proper. One of many issues that Much less has is that it helps an import assertion the place you may truly level it at a random file and it’ll execute that for you on CodePen servers. Previous to my arrival, I believe Stephen had created a fork of Much less, the library, and gone in and been like, “Properly, we will disable the flexibility to have import statements.”

And so, after I got here in and was like, “Oh, I’ve bought rewrite processors,” and particularly the Much less processor for this new undertaking we have going.

Chris: Mm-hmm.

Robert: I used to be that, and the Much less undertaking, there have been different those that had type of mentioned, like, “Hey, it would be very nice if we might do that as a result of we additionally need to have the ability to run Much less with out having to fret about unsecure or malicious code doing unhealthy issues to our servers.”

Yeah, so I type of jumped on that and was like, “Properly, this is type of what we did with our answer,” and I massaged it just a little bit in order that it had a correct command line choice that you could possibly run from the command line. There was a area for an API. And put that up as a PR.

Chris: As a result of it is type of such as you wish to cross a true-false worth, proper? It isn’t such as you’re saying, “Please take away this out of your open-source library.” I simply wish to, via the config, say, “Yeah, course of it with out that function.”

Robert: Yeah. The directive is like, “Ignore import directives,” or one thing. I do not bear in mind.

Chris: Yeah. Proper.

Robert: It is some flag like that, however yeah. There have been kind of two causes for that.

One is it helps different those that have the identical subject. That specific subject had been up for some time. I believe Stephen might have truly created it initially, and so it was like a yr or so outdated and had some dialog.

I used to be like, “Properly, let’s examine if we will remedy this drawback.” And also you commute with the maintainers, and also you begin that dialog with, like, “Hey, I might like to repair this drawback. Is that one thing you would be amenable to? Would you be keen to take a PR on this?”

On this case, I believe they had been receptive to that concept, and so finally, that’s now a factor on the principle Much less codebase. It is on the market. it has been revealed. Now you can use this flag, which is nice as a result of we now not have to keep up our fork. And that is large.

Chris: Yeah, that is large as a result of our fork was a monkey patch, too. It isn’t like we might use the canonical Much less after which apply some type of file-based patch to it or one thing. It was not that. We had to enter the internals and alter code. Which means you are ceaselessly going to be reapplying that patch to their up to date one, and that sucks. You wish to use the canonical factor when you can.

Robert: Yeah. Any person will ultimately get round to our model of that fork and be like, “Oh, yeah. We’re like 37 commits behind the principle fork.”

Chris: Oh, yeah. Inform me about it.

Robert: “Gee, I’m wondering if there’s helpful stuff in there that we wish.” ? Yeah, forks are helpful but additionally they’re an actual burden.


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Chris: There is a distinction in – I do not know – angle and energy and stuff there that is fascinating to me that – I do not know – I ought to take into consideration more durable. Whereas I am like, “Okay, I’ve some drawback,” or I’ve some concept or one thing for an open-source library.

It is one factor to open the difficulty and simply say… You might even do a terrific job with the difficulty. You might clarify precisely what you wish to do. You clarify what you have tried. You might clarify an imagined scenario that may remedy your drawback. You are able to do a terrific job with that.

However it doesn’t matter what you do, it type of, in a approach, pales compared to the PR. You possibly can clarify all that stuff after which say, [laughter] “This is an alteration to your code that you may instantly have a look at that may remedy this.” That is simply such a giant deal. It is like night time and day.

Robert: Yeah. Properly, as a undertaking maintainer, there’s kind of a hierarchy of contributions by way of the worth. The very first thing is the report of any person saying, like, “Hey. I am getting this error message,” and that is what lots of people get.

It is like, “Oh, okay.” I am unable to actually do a lot with that aside from kind of nod my head and agree in sympathy.

You then get those that submit points which have precise substantive examples of easy methods to reproduce the problems. It is like, “Okay. This truly offers me one thing I can dig into.”

Then the subsequent step up, which is fairly excessive on the hierarchy of worth, are the individuals which can be keen to place PRs collectively who’re like, “Okay. I’ve taken the time to know what your undertaking does and attempt to add worth.” These are nice as a result of you have got precise code you may have a look at.

Usually, you may have take a look at instances or at the least examples of, like, this is the code and this is the way it truly transforms the habits of the undertaking. And people are very nice.

I really like getting that for the initiatives I am on, however they’re additionally actually uncommon. Only a few individuals truly take the time to try this kind of factor.

Chris: Proper. Yeah, good factors. The truth that the difficulty was already described.

We additionally had, in a approach, permission to do the PR, which is type of good, too.

Robert: Mm-hmm.


Chris: It is type of good to ask that forward of time. I nearly want there was a greater social conference for that, some type of verb or time period or one thing that claims, “Are you amenable to PRs or not?” Bullion reply.

Robert: Yeah. I imply the open-source neighborhood, it’s the complete cross-section of the developer world. I think about going to some ComiCon someplace the place you are coping with each character possible.

Chris: [Laughter] Really. Proper?

Robert: [Laughter] ?

Chris: How grumpy are you? [Laughter]

Robert: Proper. It applies to each maintainers and contributors and the poor suckers on the finish of the road that simply wish to use the fricken’ code and never should take care of the individuals concerned.

Chris: Yeah.

Robert: That is one factor that we might in all probability go down a complete path there concerning the ethos and etiquette of open supply. I believe Alex did come throughout a undertaking the opposite day the place the maintainer had simply type of clearly had it and was like, [laughter] “Look. I am completed with dealing wit you guys,” and he archived the undertaking.

Chris: You discovered the precise second where–

Robert: [Laughter] Yeah.

Chris: –he ranted about any person as a result of in all probability any person requested him one thing in all probability just a little unfair. Within the screenshot, we did not see what he was requested, however [laughter] he was like, “Oh… Maintain on, muchacho. You come right here and ask me for this code?!” he was clearly–

Robert: Yeah. Any person had requested him to decide to a date by which he would repair some subject that had been a bug for six months.

Chris: Oh…

Robert: And the man was like, [laughter] — principally like, “That is open-source, dude. I do not do schedules.” [Laughter]

Chris: Yeah. Then that was the primary response. He is like, “I am not doing this.” After which three days later he is like, “This complete undertaking is canceled.” [Laughter]

Robert: Yeah.


Robert: My coronary heart simply went out to that man. I felt so unhealthy. I used to be like, “Dude, I’ve been there.”

Chris: Mm-hmm.

Robert: Yeah. As a contributor, I attempt to be very respectful of that. As a maintainer, I’ll admit; the little satan on my shoulder undoubtedly lets me unleash at instances.


Chris: I used to be at a lodge final week, and there have been some issues with the lodge room and a few varied issues. You are nearly educated as an individual to be like, if there’s an issue, you then get on the telephone otherwise you go all the way down to the entrance desk and say, “Hey, this lodge room, the water does not get scorching. There’s one thing unsuitable with this factor. When is that this going to be mounted?”

That just about interprets into an open-source library, and you are like, “Hey, there’s an issue with this code. When is it going to be mounted?” [Laughter] However that dynamic doesn’t map properly.

Robert: Yeah. The lodge analogy doesn’t work within the open-source world.

Chris: No.

Robert: Open supply is extra such as you go into the alley behind the lodge. In case you’re in search of a spot to remain, properly, there is a dumpster that occurs to be there.

Chris: [Laughter]

Robert: Any person politely put it out for you.

Chris: Proper.

Robert: However you do not get to complain about what’s within the backside of that dumpster.

Chris: Yeah, precisely. It does not. However nonetheless, your mind in all probability has bother with that generally, or some individuals’s does.


Chris: One other instance is, we’re sitting across the workplace right here and we’re watching the Apple Keynote/Subsequent 13 announcement. That was only a dumb joke.

Robert: Yeah.

Chris: It was a really, very put collectively, fancy type of watch the stream of this occasion factor the place they had been releasing the subsequent model of Subsequent, which is by Vercel and, by all accounts, are doing very properly. It was a cool launch. Good for them.

It was like, okay, within the new factor there is a new folder within the Subsequent world the place as a substitute of calling them pages, it is known as app – or one thing like that.

Robert: Proper.

Chris: I do not recall proper now.

Robert: Proper.

Chris: In case you put your stuff in app, you have type of bought to say, “Is that this – I do not know – a server-side element or not?” It is like a brand new directive.

Robert: Proper. Subsequent 13 is rather more deliberate about, like, “We will attempt to render stuff on the server by default.” Then magic occurs, proper? I don’t know what the hell they do.

Chris: Yeah.

Robert: There may be this distinction between server-side rendering and client-side rendering. Subsequent 13 is like, “Properly, we will render stuff on the server if in any respect doable, however you have to inform us in order for you it to be rendered on the consumer,” like when you’re performing some fetch within the consumer and you may’t render on the server.

Chris: Yeah. Yep.

Robert: You have to inform us, and the way in which you do that–

Chris: Properly, inform us, that is the clutch half, proper?

Robert: Proper. Proper.

Chris: Properly, how do you do inform them, Robert?

Robert: Proper. [Laughter] Thanks, Chris.

You inform them by placing just a little directive on the high of your element file that is actually in quotes “use consumer” in a lot of the identical approach you’ll do “use strict” (for those that are acquainted with that).

Chris: Yeah.

Robert: There is a new directive there that you may put on the high of your file.

Chris: It is awfully bizarre to simply see a string sitting there on the high of the file, however it’s legitimate JavaScript.

Robert: Proper.

Chris: So, no matter. ?

Robert: Proper. And there is even precedent for it.

Chris: Yeah, there’s precedent.

Robert: There’s a “use strict” directive. However when you occur to make use of a prettier and also you need your imports ordered correctly, there is a plugin known as Prettier Import Order, or Import Sorter, or one thing like that.

Chris: Yeah, which I give a ten out of ten, and I fricken’ find it irresistible. I hate it when imports are simply random as a result of you then’re continuously PRs the place individuals simply moved round imports. It’s very irrelevant. Anyway, it is a fantastic little plugin that I am glad exists.

Robert: Proper, and we use it as a result of… Properly, we use it as a result of it lets us be particular about, like, how we wish issues ordered. Do we wish native imports to seem beneath exterior? Anyway–

Chris: Yeah, precisely.


Robert: It’s extremely configurable, which is nice. The issue was when you occur to be operating that and you set “use consumer” on the high of your file, it can mechanically drop it beneath all of your imports and wrap it in parenthesis for causes I do not fairly perceive, which fully disables that performance. Ordering your imports would break your Subsequent.js 13 client-side element. I occur to run into this as a result of I used to be the primary one at CodePen (in engineering right here) to really be like, “Ah, I am going to construct one thing with Subsequent.js 13.”

Chris: Yep.

Robert: I bumped into this, and it was like, “Oh, crap! I’ve to be actually cautious about after I contact this file to not hit Command-S,” which is what triggers the Prettier plugin, and let VS Code simply kind of quietly auto-save within the background. That bought tremendous annoying tremendous fast.

Chris: Yeah. There’s a command. I believe, when you convey up the command pile, you may say, “Save with out formatting,” that at the least you are able to do it on demand. However nonetheless, that is obnoxious, but it surely jogs my memory of simply how rippling the open-source neighborhood may be.

I do not blame Subsequent.js for this selection that they made, however they did make it, and it is a comparatively bizarre syntax, although there’s precedent for it. Truthful sufficient. However now who is aware of what different issues that trigger. It is bought to type of do its factor all through the neighborhood.

Robert: Proper.

Chris: It is simply humorous. Then who’s left to mop that up? Properly, I do not know. Some dude in Bend, Oregon, apparently.


Robert: Yeah, so I bumped into it, and I used to be like, “Properly, let me see what is going on on right here.” Ultimately, it led to a problem on the Prettier plugin, Prettier Import Type plugin – no matter it was.

I used to be like, “Properly…” and there have been like 15 individuals who had already kind of preferred or commented on that, and it had been there for a few months since Subsequent 13 got here out. I used to be like, “Properly, any person has bought to resolve this,” so I kind of dug into it.

Chris: Mm-hmm.

Robert: And ended up placing up a PR. Within the 10 days between after I put the PR up and it truly ended up getting merged, 15 individuals had hearted it. It was good. I bought to really really feel like I used to be fixing issues not only for me and never only for CodePen, however for a wider cross-section of the neighborhood.

I do not know. That to me is among the explanation why I code. I get pleasure from. I get a visceral kind of reward for doing stuff like that.

Chris: Properly, I am glad you introduced that up as a result of possibly that is… I imply not even possibly. That should be a part of the gas of open supply anyway.

It is really easy to level in any respect the downsides and the ache and the grumpiness and the dearth of monetization and all that stuff. You are like, “Holy cow! There’s a lot unsuitable with this!” And but, right here it’s current. Why?

And the why is as a result of it is nearly like a dopamine hit for nerds. “I did it!”

Robert: For me the worth that is available in to me from open supply is that after I run into an issue, lately I can drill down into it, and I can go all the way in which. I can go all the way in which down, throughout the dependency chain to the very backside of the code base, be it some C++ file – or no matter – within the bowels of Node.

I may be like, “Okay, I’ve entry to the complete stack I am sitting on, and I’ve the flexibility to repair it. That is not one thing that used to exist.

Again within the ’80s, pre-open supply being ubiquitous, you’ll get into your stack, you’d drill down, and also you’d run into a large brick wall that Microsoft or Apple or any person had put up on their working system or no matter know-how you had been sitting on high of. And so, I am profoundly grateful for that.

I’ve kind of this self-fulfilling future now. If I’ve an issue, I’ve the flexibility to resolve it, and I did not used to have that. That was intensely irritating.

Chris: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

Robert: Sorry I went off on a little bit of a tangent there.

Chris: No, I prefer it. I prefer it.

Robert: That for me is the place that kind of power and drive to interact with open supply actually comes from is that appreciation for having the ability to do my very own factor. It is fairly cool.


Chris: A lot of it… A lot of what we have talked about up to now is comparatively centered round GitHub and GitHub current, in order that’s fascinating. Though, that was type of a lead-up to say that not all of it, although. There are methods to type of speak about and affect open supply exterior of it, and I am particularly speaking a couple of second that it did not fairly result in any PRs or any open tickets or something, however so many corporations now have a Discord the place you pop into it.

I have been members of at the least half a dozen of them the place I type of what to see what the neighborhood is speaking about and the way they’re dealing with issues and stuff. That got here up recently-ish with us, proper?

Robert: Yeah, I imply that is truly a superb level as a result of we’re seeing kind of the maturation — I am unsure that is a phrase — the expansion of open-source not simply in adoption but additionally the depth of assist you have got. As of late, particularly for bigger initiatives, it is fairly frequent to have an internet neighborhood that is excellent there, that is keen to assist out.

For us, we use Cloudflare, and we have been working with the watcher. Sorry, not the watcher. Sturdy objects.

I had a query about sturdy objects some time again, which was, “What is the lifecycle of the article?” Cloudflare is basically nice at saying, “This is the way you create a sturdy object,” however there wasn’t a lot about, “Hey, when does this go away?”

Chris: Yeah. [Laughter] Yeah.

Robert: I believe we alluded to that on the sturdy object podcast some time again, however I ended up type of getting a solution, or at the least a superb a solution as I used to be going to get by logging on to the Discord neighborhood that Cloudflare hosts. There are a whole bunch of individuals in there, together with engineers from Cloudflare, and it is all simply constructed into their Wrangler undertaking and the sturdy object neighborhood that they are constructing round their open-source choices there.

Chris: Yeah. Fairly cool. Like I mentioned, it is not like we had been opening tickets or something. However you nearly accomplish the identical type of factor. You may get an concept seeded into the minds of the those that construct this factor that’s finally open supply. ?

Like, “Oh, look! Persons are truly asking about this. Possibly we should always construct it.” ?


Robert: We talked earlier about if you wish to submit a PR asking, “Are you going to be receptive to this?” is kind of well mannered, however having a complete neighborhood that you may go to, and I believe they really have a options and concepts subchannel in Discord the place you may simply throw concepts on the market of, like, “Hey, is that this one thing that the engineering workforce behind Wrangler or sturdy objects or staff – or no matter – could be receptive to?”

You possibly can kind of take the temperature of the neighborhood as a complete to these concepts. That is an incredible type of suggestions for any person who may be enthusiastic about taking part in these communities.

Chris: Yeah. It is simply fascinating, and I believe it attracts some individuals as a result of there’s just a little little bit of a real-time nature to it that you just’re like… Generally you are in a rush when you have got a bug.

Robert: Yeah.

Chris: There’s some probability that when you use the Discord mannequin that you just’re helped faster than you may be when you simply publish one thing on a discussion board or on GitHub or no matter. It isn’t at all times true. [Laughter] You may hear again eight hours later, however I am certain that helps them get just a little adoption.

Robert: Yeah, or eight months. [Laughter]

Chris: Yeah. [Laughter]

Robert: If it is one among my initiatives. [Laughter] I’ll confess; I am not tremendous good at responding in a well timed method.

Chris: Yeah.

Robert: These of you which have run into my initiatives, I am sorry. [Laughter]

Chris: Yeah. All good. Properly, this has been a really fascinating dialog. I wished to speak about issues not too broadly as a result of, like I say, [laughter] it is exhausting to breach the subject of open supply usually. It is extra fascinating to speak about little particular issues as examples. I believe we did that.

Robert: Yeah. All proper.

Chris: Yeah. Rock-n-roll. We’ll get you again once more. We’ve another matters we’re scoping out, so stay up for listening to Robert in all probability another time earlier than our break.

I do not suppose I’ve talked about it on the present, however clearly, we’re actually near 400. We will stand up to 400 after which simply take just a little tiny break for this present whereas we end up … undertaking.

Robert: I would like podcast 404. I would like that quantity.

Chris: Oh, yeah.

Robert: [Laughter]

Chris: Oh, man. Or possibly it simply goes as much as 403 and then–

Robert: It will simply be useless air. It will be a half-hour of silence.

Chris: Yeah.


Robert: Robert Not Discovered. [Laughter]

Chris: Oh… We’re simply the proper firm to try this, I believe.

Robert: Yeah.

Chris: All proper. We’ll discuss to you later. See ya.

Robert: All proper. Take care, man.

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