Episode 480: Comparably Greater Joy

Manton and Daniel react to Apple’s September 13 event, talking about the increasing satisfaction they have with their existing phones now that the products have matured in features and performance. Manton talks about the new Sunlit update with changes that were partly inspired by Glass, and Daniel commits to a new index card goal. Finally, Manton talks about migrating his Discourse server to a hosted solution, which leads to a discussion about the relative merits of paying for specialized hosting services.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:

  • MacStadium: Leading provider of cloud solutions built on Apple Mac hardware.


  • Apple Event – Link to the September 13 event page.
  • iPhone 13 – Apple’s forthcoming line of new iPhones.
  • Apple Watch Series 7 – Promo page for the new Apple Watch.
  • iPad Mini – The iPad that Manton really wants but probably won’t trade up to.
  • Apple Trade In – Apple’s credit-for-device trade-in service.
  • Sunlit 3.4 – The latest version of Manton’s and Jon Hays’s photo-blogging app for Micro.blog.
  • Black Ink 2.1.8 – Daniel’s quick 1-hour update to his crossword-solving app for Mac.
  • Micro.blog Help Center – Micro.blog’s forums, now running on a hosted Discourse server.
  • Communiteq – The Discourse hosting service Manton is using.

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September 16, 2021 at 12:06 am.