Episode 91: Anyone Can Do Something Great

Daniel and Manton talk about Manton’s switch to Linode, the pragmatism and insanity of running your own server, and the old-timer/newbie mix at WWDC.

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  • Heroku – The cloud platform that Manton is moving away from.
  • Linode – The VPS hosting service Manton switched to.
  • Redis – Open-source key value storage system.
  • Heroku’s Ugly Secret – Criticism from James Somers of Heroku’s usage accounting tactics.
  • Rackspace – The VPS hosting service Daniel uses.
  • nginx – Alternative HTTP server to Apache.
  • Copland – Wikipedia page on Apple’s ill-fated Copland operating system.
  • Pay Attention – Mike Lee’s App.net post reminding folks to pay attention when people are speaking.
  • mur.mu.rs – Mike Lee’s blog.

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May 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm.

Episode 90: The Level To Which Your Laziness Will Rise

Manton and Daniel talk about Flickr’s redesign, Yahoo! as a potential strategic partner for Apple, and techniques for branching and refactoring older code.

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  • Dropbox Camera Upload – Instructions from Dropbox on enabling the automatic photo uploads Manton described.
  • Apple Photo Stream FAQ – Q&A from Apple about their Photo Stream feature.
  • One Momento – iOS app that allows customers to upload just one image — ever.
  • The One-Person Product – Marco Arment reminisces about the early days of Tumblr.
  • Yahoo Mail reset – Manton’s blog post from 2002 about deleted email (his temper has cooled in the intervening 11 years).
  • Mr. Wilhelm’s Flickr Photos – Story from 2011 about a Flickr user’s lost photos and — phew! — their ultimate recovery.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s movie-management app for the Mac.
  • A Successful Git Branching Model – Description of branching approach that is referred to often as “Git Flow.”
  • HG Flow – Mercurial adaptation of the branching approach described by Git Flow.

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May 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm.

Episode 89: Quietly Scrambling To Fix The Problem

Manton and Daniel talk about CocoaConf Alt’s cancellation, WWDC’s protracted sell-out, and making time for indie projects with a busy life schedule.

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May 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm.

Episode 88: Bundling A Thousand Features Into It

Manton and Daniel talk about adopting new technologies, choosing system requirements, version numbering (again!) and Adobe’s shift to all-subscription sales for Creative Suite.

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  • FMDB – An Objective-C wrapper around SQLite, by Gus Mueller.
  • Tweet Library 2.3 – Manton updates his archival Twitter client.
  • Instacast 3 – Example of a major update that focused more on fit and finish and less on bold new features.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – Announcement from Adobe that “new product innovation” will be exclusively through cloud subscriptions.
  • NSConference Videos – $149 pack of all the videos from NSConference 5, including Manton’s and Daniel’s.
  • Dead Man’s Switch – Concept mentioned by Daniel in context of guaranteeing product functionality after abandonment.
  • TextMate – The venerable Mac OS X text editor that still works in spite of halted development.
  • Upcoming.org – Wikipedia page about the site Yahoo! summarily dispensed with weeks ago.
  • Save Upcoming – Upcoming founder Andy Baio rallying support for a rogue archival effort for the site’s content.
  • Archive Team – “A loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage.”

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May 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm.

Episode 87: Just Kidding, You Do Have A Ticket

Daniel and Manton talk about WWDC ticket sales, alternative conferences ticketless attendees, and the vibrancy of the Mac software market.

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  • WWDC – Apple’s annual developer conference.
  • altWWDC – Free, alternative conference to WWDC during the week of the show.
  • CocoaConf Alt – A paid, single-track alternative to WWDC during the week of the show.
  • App.net Hackathon – Hacking marathon for App.net developers, on the eve of WWDC.
  • Acorn – Light-weight image editing application from Flying Meat.
  • Briefs – iOS-focused app UI-prototyping software from the folks at MartianCraft.
  • Software Indie – New podcast from Scotty of iDeveloper fame, focused on empowering indies.

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May 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm.