Episode 559: I’m A Little Jealous

Manton and Daniel recap Micro Camp 2023 and look forward to WWDC, including events from John Gruber and try! Swift. Then they wrap up with how Daniel’s 50%-off sale for MarsEdit went.

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  • Micro Camp — Online conferences for the Micro.blog community.
  • Fediforum — Unconference event for fediverse developers where Manton demoed Micro.blog.
  • WordCamp US 2023 — Yearly national conference for the WordPress community.
  • The Talk Show Live — Tickets for WWDC-adjacent live event with John Gruber.
  • try! Swift — Online conference with lightning talks the week of WWDC.
  • MarsEdit — Daniel’s blog editor for macOS.
  • Summer of blogging — Micro.blog is only $1/month this summer.

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May 24, 2023 at 8:41 pm.

Episode 558: We Will Be Paying Attention

Manton and Daniel talk more about Micro Camp, which will feature a conversation with Om Malik. They talk more about WWDC, Apple headset rumors, and our assumption that they won’t be interesting to us. Finally, they appreciate that it’s been 10 years since Google Glass debuted, and lament how little things have evolved.

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  • Micro Camp – Manton’s Micro-blog oriented virtual gathering.
  • Om Malik – Writer, photographer, and investor who will be part of Micro Camp.
  • Accidental Tech Podcast – A podcast featuring three of our friends.
  • Dithering – A podcast featuring two of our other friends.
  • Humane – Startup company working on an innovative computing device.
  • Apple Presents iPod – Press release from 2001.
  • Google Glass – Home page for Google’s defunct, ten-year old wearable computer.
  • Trapped in the Metaverse – Joanna Stern’s Wall Street Journal feature about spending 24 hours in VR.
  • Everything We Know – The Verge’s rundown on all the rumors around Apple’s alleged VR headset.
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May 18, 2023 at 8:53 pm.

Episode 557: So Easy to Predict

Daniel and Manton talk about the Micro.camp conference happening next week. They summarize some of the planned talks, and weight the pros and cons of deciding to have it be an all-online event. They react to the iPad Pro versions of Logic and Final Cut, and imagine what the news might mean for WWDC announcements.


  • Micro.camp Presenters – An early peek at what to expect from the conference.
  • IndieWebCamp – Similar event to Micro.camp but for the larger world of open web interests.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s Mac-based blog editing app.
  • Miraz Jordan – Long-time MarsEdit user who will be presenting on the subject at Micro.camp.
  • Ulysses – Mac and iOS editing app with Micro.blog integration.
  • iA Writer – Another Mac and iOS app with Micro.blog integration.
  • WWDC23 – Apple’s official page for the upcoming event.
  • Drupe on Wikipedia – More than you ever wanted to know about stone fruits.
  • ChatGPT – The preeminent interactive AI product.
  • Logic and FinalCut for iPad – Press release from Apple.
  • Chockablock – Gruber’s reaction to Final Cut and Logic for iPad: expect a lot from WWDC.
  • Micro.camp Registration – Sign up for the all-virtual conference – it’s free!

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May 12, 2023 at 9:04 pm.

Episode 556: Never Exceed Expectations

Daniel and Manton react to Apple Store employees asking for tips. They wonder if Square-style kiosks are making tipping more widely expected, even where it doesn’t really belong. Daniel’s enthusiasm for ChatGPT wanes, contrasting with Manton’s increased usage of it. They talk about the value of products originating from authentic human creativity, the huge pressure on Apple to offer something for AI integration in Xcode, and the potential for AI to shake up the status quo of winners and losers in tech.

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May 7, 2023 at 4:47 pm.