Episode 316: They’ve Dialed In To Something

Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s HomePod experiences so far, including the best and worst of Siri’s behaviors. They speculate about how important the audio quality of the device will be to “regular people,” and compare it to other qualitative advances in technology. Finally, they bemoan the continued shortcomings of Siri’s SDK, and wonder whether Apple will expand upon it at this year’s WWDC.

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February 23, 2018 at 1:29 pm.

Episode 315: Causes For Celebration

Daniel talks to Manton about starting to use Micro.blog more in earnest, and fleshes out a rough strategy for what “weaning himself off Twitter” looks like. They talk about the struggles of Mac development, and working around bugs in an increasingly buggy AppKit. They reflect on the balancing act of focusing on bug fix releases vs. shifting focus to a more feature-heavy update. Finally, they catch up on Manton’s ongoing battle with his support queue, and look at how he’s managing his time to keep up with Micro.blog’s increasing demands.

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  • Wean Myself Away – Daniel tweets about his ambition to become less reliant upon Twitter.
  • danielpunkass.micro.blog – Daniel’s Micro.blog-hosted blog, new origin for most “original short content.”
  • MarsEdit 4.0.7 – Blog post from Red Sweater announcing the latest bug-fix update.
  • Scrolling Text View Workarounds – Daniel’s 2015 blog post about working around NSTextView bugs.
  • Lire Review – Macstories write-up about the iOS RSS reader.
  • Lire – Direct link to Lire on the iOS App Store.
  • Zendesk – Help-desk software that Manton uses.
February 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm.