Episode 440: It Was The Wrong Decision

Manton and Daniel check in about whether either of them will be ordering an iPhone 12. They riff a bit about the value of not getting stuck in their own ways, and trying new things. Finally, they dream of an App Store with features that allow downgrades and other user-centric controls.

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  • iPod Nano – Daniel’s former favorite music player for running.
  • Nova – Panic’s rebranded version of Coda.
  • Basecamp – A web app that supports older versions of the service simultaneously.

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October 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm.

Episode 439: Everybody Gather ‘Round

Daniel and Manton react to the latest pre-recorded Apple “event”, and remark on the difficulty of making them feel authentic. They react to the latest announced iPhones and HomePod mini, and whether they have any purchase plans.

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  • Apple October Event – Promotional video for the new iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini.
  • What Little Soul – Dan Counsell reflects on the lack of humanity in the recent pre-recorded Apple events.
  • Busy Week – Manton’s post about missing the Apple Event.

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October 16, 2020 at 3:06 am.

Episode 438: Funny Story

Manton and Daniel talk about a turn of events that Daniel has been waiting 20 years for, as he crosses fingers that it will actually pan out, and Manton gives a surprising update on the subject of his interest in Android development.

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October 9, 2020 at 6:25 pm.

Episode 437: It Does Not Work That Way

Daniel and Manton run down the giant list of new features in Micro.blog and reflect on their utility.

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  • What’s New – Manton’s blog post enumerating the new features in Micro.blog 2.0.

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October 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Episode 436: It’s Safe To Join The Club

Manton and Daniel react to the anti-Apple Coalition for App Fairness, and its questionable citation of a quotation from Daniel’s Twitter account. They talk about the potential merit of this coalition in increasing pressure on Apple to make changes to the App Store, and the likelihood it will serve as a haven for smaller developers who are impacted by Apple’s policies.

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  • Coalition for App Fairness – New organization backed by several app developers.
  • Epic Games – One of the founding companies of the coalition.
  • Spotify – Another founding company who has ongoing grievances with Apple.
  • Basecamp – Another founding company who had a spat with Apple earlier this year.

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September 25, 2020 at 6:57 am.

Extra Intuition 11: A Mess of Cables

Manton and Daniel talk about their respective projects wiring their homes for ethernet.

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September 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm.

Episode 435: I Don’t Drop My Phone

Daniel catches up with Manton’s flirtation with Android, discovering that his recent iPhone shattering has put that temptation to the test. They react to Apple’s latest announcements of updated Apple Watch and iPad, and consider the viability of the new Apple One subscription bundle.

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September 18, 2020 at 10:21 am.

Episode 434: A Profitable Campaign

Manton and Daniel review Daniel’s experiences as his first podcasting sponsorship airs, and they talk more generally about being willing to “sink money” as part of a learning process in business. Manton talks about his interest in developing for Android, and we lament the increasing feeling that we need to hedge our bets against being “all-in with Apple.”

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September 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm.

Extra Intuition 10: Start Pretty Simple

Daniel talks about his son’s ambition to build a Windows PC, and Manton talks about his increasing interest in developing for Android.

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September 9, 2020 at 12:02 pm.

Episode 433: It’s Like A New Project

Daniel and Manton talk about Sunlit 3 shipping, and whether/when a Catalyst version might be available for Mac. Daniel reveals that he is dipping his toe into podcast marketing, reserving a substantial 8 episodes of ads on two podcasts. Finally, they reflect on the value of choosing to support other businesses during the pandemic.

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September 4, 2020 at 11:07 am.