Episode 418: The Way Things Were

Manton and Daniel react to news of an online “Accessibility Event”, which seems to hint at how Apple might conduct online WWDC sessions in June.¬†They wonder about the possible benefits Apple might offer to paying attendees, and what the price might be. Finally, they reflect on how Apple and others will adapt to the “new normal” of life after the pandemic.

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Links:

  • Interactive Accessibility Event – MacStories blog post about the Apple online event that some developers were invited to.
  • Six Years Ago – Manton’s blog post linking back to a post about the different eras of WWDC.

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April 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm.

Episode 417: My Small Part

Daniel and Manton compare notes on leaving the house for take-out and curbside pickup during the pandemic. They express their fascination with the ways companies are adapting to the changing world, and consider the ways they might focus their own business ambitions on pertinent goals that will both help the world and lead to financial success.

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  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2020 for $20 credit when you sign up.

Links:

  • Illuminate Coffee – Manton’s neighborhood indie espresso bar.
  • Squarespace – Web hosting company that offers e-commerce features.
  • Square – E-commerce company that offers web-payment features.
  • The Next Great Depression – Joe and Charles of the Release Notes podcast react to pandemic economics.
  • Instacart – American grocery-delivery company.
  • Airbnb – Travel lodging brokers turning to virtual tourism in pandemic.

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April 18, 2020 at 9:15 am.

Episode 416: Wait Ten Years

Manton and Daniel talk about their collaboration on updates to the XML-RPC based API that MarsEdit uses to communicate with Micro.blog. They talk about the long history of blogging APIs, about the merit of focusing on adding one new supported system at a time to MarsEdit for maximal PR benefit, and how much MarsEdit should adapt to some of the more unique features of Micro.blog.

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April 10, 2020 at 5:01 pm.

Episode 415: The Positive Side Of This

Daniel and Manton check in about the state of the Covid-19 crisis, celebrate Powell’s bookstore rehiring many employees, and take stock of the massive changes going on all over the world. Daniel talks about his efforts to add support for the Ghost publishing system to MarsEdit. They react to Apple’s acquisition of Dark Sky, and wonder about the prospects of a future “WeatherKit” framework.

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  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2020 for $20 credit when you sign up.

Links:

  • Covid-19 Supplies – Amazon’s new store for supplies that are limited to government and hospitals.
  • Looking for Work – Brent Simmons writes about being laid off from The Omni Group.
  • Overwhelemed in a Good Way – Brent celebrates the positive reactions he’s had to his job hunt.
  • Can’t Promise Anything – MarsEdit tweets about forthcoming Ghost API support.
  • Ghost – A non-profit, open source publishing system.
  • A New Home – Dark Sky announces their acquisition by Apple.
  • MapKit JS – An example of an Apple API that is made available to web clients.

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April 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm.