Episode 539: Frustrated On Your Behalf

Manton and Daniel talk about payments from the Small App Developer settlement against Apple. Why does Manton refuse to accept free money, and are there valid reasons to opt out of the settlement? Then they reflect on the wave of opportunity from Twitter’s drastic downfall, and whether Manton and Daniel can “catch it”. Finally, Manton remembers the IndieWeb principles about plurality and monoculture, and they discuss how that might relate to Mastodon.

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  • Small App Developer settlement — Web site for class action lawsuit against Apple.
  • Mastodon — Open source social network that has gotten very popular.
  • Micro.blog — Manton’s smaller social network that is also getting new attention.
  • IndieWeb principles — Key principles of the IndieWeb such as software plurality.
  • Ivory for Mastodon — Announcement from Tapbots about their new app.
  • ATP 511 — Recent podcast discussion about federation and Mastodon instances.
  • ActivityPub — Web protocol used by Mastodon and Micro.blog.
  • Bluesky — Another upcoming distributed social protocol.
  • MarsEdit 5 beta — Daniel’s blog post announcing the public beta.

December 2, 2022 at 9:14 pm.

Episode 537: With Public Squares Like These

Manton returns from the road while Twitter continues going off the rails. What is the company’s viability as they bewilder users and advertisers, and how much should Manton react to the opportunities that might exist? Daniel and Manton discuss Twitter, whether Jack Dorsey stands to gain even if Twitter fails, and the nihilistic tendencies of certain leaders. Finally, Manton checks in with Daniel on progress toward MarsEdit 5.

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November 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm.

Episode 535: A Modest Hellscape

Daniel and Manton talk about everything Twitter. Elon Musk officially taking over the company, Manton’s 10-year anniversary of not posting to twitter.com/manton, Twitter’s open source Bluesky initiate and the AT Protocol, social media network effects, and how Twitter may or may not change in the coming months.

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October 28, 2022 at 1:50 pm.

Episode 533: A Moment Of Insight

Daniel and Manton review Manton’s latest progress with the Indie Microblogging book. They talk about the need to get into a groove when working on a long-running project, and not to promise too much when setting goals for yourself or others. Finally, Daniel shares plans for a new “micro posting” UI for MarsEdit.

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October 13, 2022 at 9:40 pm.

Extra Intuition 13: Make All The Mistakes

Daniel and Manton talk about road trips. Daniel re-visits a beloved pizza place and Manton plans for fall travel.

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October 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm.

Episode 531: We Have So Much Data

Daniel and Manton talk about the Meridian announcement, check-in apps, and the potential for a new “place marking” infrastructure. Daniel reiterates an earlier point on the podcast about how specialized features like Micro.blog’s bookshelves could be generalized for new types of data and workflows. Finally, Daniel pre-announces his new blogging app that is just for pizza posts. 🍕

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September 29, 2022 at 3:21 pm.

Episode 529: Convinced It’s The Right Choice

Daniel and Manton follow up on the iPhone 14, discussing who bought it and revisiting the different payment plans. Then they talk about the Micro.blog 3.0 for iOS beta release with a long detour into the TestFlight approval process and why it often feels ridiculous.

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  • Apple iPhone upgrade program – Get a new iPhone every year, different than other financing.
  • Micro.blog 3.0 beta – Manton blogging about the new version.
  • TestFlight – Apple’s beta testing system that has slightly different rules than the App Store.
  • CloudKit – A good example of dogfooding helping Apple and third-party developers.
  • React Native – Cross-platform framework used to develop Micro.blog 3.0.

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September 17, 2022 at 6:07 pm.

Episode 527: It’s Basically Your Fault

Daniel and Manton talk about next week’s Apple event and the expected iOS and iPadOS releases, including Apple’s choice to withhold Stage Manager functionality from non-M1 iPads. Then they talk about 5G wireless and the advantages of Apple’s eSim support for using the second SIM to add data independently from your main plan.

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September 1, 2022 at 9:28 pm.

Episode 523: A Secret Futurist

Daniel and Manton talk about plans for MarsEdit 5, requiring a later version of macOS, and even employing SwiftUI in the new version. When is it the right time to drop support for older OSes because of the lure of newer features? Then they talk about when a major upgrade is “paid upgrade-worthy” and which platforms Daniel should invest in for MarsEdit’s future.

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July 27, 2022 at 5:53 pm.

Episode 516: On A More Positive Note

Daniel and Manton talk about expectations for next week’s WWDC, the way the Apple Design Awards have changed over the years, WWDC’s Digital Lounges, and hopes for Xcode debugging improvements.

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June 3, 2022 at 9:16 pm.