Episode 395: No Strengths Whatsoever

Daniel and Manton try to take stock of long-term personal goals, thinking of how they align with and overlap with money-making goals. Manton reports back after watching Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word” talk at WordCamp US. Manton reflects on the important of simplicity for Micro.blog in contrast to WordPress, while Daniel considers that MarsEdit also serves as a more complex interface to Micro.blog. Finally, they digest the latest Apple announcements, focusing on the merits of the new AirPods Pro, and whether Apple TV+ is a justifiable pursuit for the company.

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  • The Theme System – Personal productivity system from Myke Hurley and CGP Grey.
  • Black Ink 2.0 beta – The neverending beta…
  • WordPress.org – Open source project behind the popular web publishing technology.
  • WordCamp US 2019 – Home page including the State of the Word video by Matt Mullenweg.
  • Ghost – Web-publishing software that takes a different tack than WordPress.
  • ClassicPress – Branch of WordPress that rejects the Gutenberg block-based editor.
  • Micro.blog – Manton’s web-based blog-publishing service.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s Mac-based blog authoring application.
  • Ulysses – Popular writing app for the Mac and iOS.
  • iAWriter – Another writing app for Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android.
  • WordPress Desktop Apps – Electron-based “native” apps.
  • AirPods Pro – Apple’s latest edition of their wireless headphones.
  • Apple TV+ – Apple’s subscription video streaming service.
  • The Morning Show – One of Apple’s new Apple TV+ shows.
  • Disney+ – Forthcoming streaming service from … Disney.

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November 9, 2019 at 8:19 am.