John Siracusa is a Programmer, tech writer and co-hosts of Accidental Tech Podcast "atpfm", Reconcilable Differences "RecDiffs" and Robot or Not "robot_or_not".
Things kick off with John rejecting some of Merlin's canny improvements to the doc. The doc really needs some work. It doesn't get any easier as Merlin attempts to do a normal podcast thing, but John keeps stepping on his bit. John does that. Anyway. Thank you. John has some follow-up on his haircut situation as well as sharing some important drop cloth advice. Next up comes a potential new segment called, "Secret Brit." Is that guy English? And what about her? Is she that gal from the other thing? Merlin got out of Russian dashcam videos just in the nick of time. And, also, hey, why is it so difficult for streaming media apps and the hardware on which they run to do the most basic stuff? Just…why? John wants to get Merlin off of the main topic mindset, and Merlin reminds John they really need to work on the doc. In apparently not a main topic, your hosts talk about the state of modern Mac window management. There are things John has just given up on. Merlin thinks he should maybe learn the basics of Statistics, but John thinks he should just learn some Logic. Merlin is not here for the Wagyu. In the extended members-only episode, John and Merlin talk about s03e11 of Shark Tank. Yes, the one with the Sullivan Generator. Go to https://www.relay.fm/rd to become a member today. (Recorded on Tuesday, July 28, 2020) This episode of Reconcilable Differences is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code DIFFS at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Burrow: The luxury couch for real life. Get $75 off and fast and free shipping. eero: Get your WiFi fixed as soon as tomorrow! Free overnight shipping. Links and Show Notes: Credits Audio Editor: Jim Metzendorf Admin Assistance: Kerry Provenzano Music: Merlin Mann The Suits: Stephen Hackett, Myke Hurley Get an ad-free version of the show, plus a monthly extended episode. Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 32 Actors' Accents | WIRED - YouTubeDialect coach Erik Singer analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were they really? Sullivan Generator – Mensa Scientist Gets Debunked After Shark Tank The "sea greens" (mis)quote is from Logan's Run, not Brave New WorldFish and Plankton and Sea Greens and Protein from the Sea Coriolis Effect | National Geographic SocietyThe Coriolis effect describes the pattern of deflection taken by objects not firmly connected to the ground as they travel long distances around  Earth.
Pre-show: Zip ties vs. Velcro cable ties Monoprice 106463 cable ties Follow-up: Apple’s Public Policy Advocacy (via Kyles the Gray) macOS Catalina 10.15.6 can read Big Sur APFS volumes (via Ole Begemann) Would we distribute our iOS apps outside the App Store? (via Wade Tregaskis) HEY #askatp How do we move data between computers? (Yes, again.) (via Jon Aumann) Casey on Homebrew bundle Will iPhone-only apps be rotated appropriately for usage on macOS/iPad OS? (via John Demco) How does John “back up” the junk valuable artifacts in his attic? (via John Larson) Post-show: John’s incorrect photo-taking preferences Sponsored by: Eero: We’re asking a lot of our Wi-Fi. eero can help yours do more. Enter code ATP at checkout to get free next-day shipping. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase. Become a member!
Pre-show: Working on Stuff that Doesn’t Matter CMMI Waterfall Dithering Follow-up: Mac waking up for Reminders Intel is… not in a good place. Tech CEO Testimony to Congress Peter Steinberger on app entitlements Amazon Prime Video deal email Rumored Apple product-launch dates Big Sur’s New Look Active Window Dark Mode Active Window Active Window With Toolbar Active Window Active Window Separated System 6 Active Window System 7 Active Window Mac OS 9 Active Window Sliders Slider System Preferences With Slider Battery Battery before beta 3 Battery starting on beta 3 Icons App Icons 1 App Icons 2 Utility App Icons Upgrade #308: The Adventures of Dr. Icon Toolbars SF Symbols Toolbar 1 Toolbar 2 Toolbar 3 Toolbar Hover Customize Toolbar Control Center Alert Menu Bar Menu Bar Giant Menu Bar Animated GIF Post-show: Marco accidentally reincarnated Neutral for fifteen minutes Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Hey: Email shouldn’t be overwhelming. Start your free 14-day trial. Crypto Pro: All-in-one cryptocurrency portfolio app. Get a free month of Premium with code ATP. Become a member!
ATP Membership Update!! Please consider joining, but we’re still cool if you don’t. 💙 Pre-show: Seltzer: 1, Tiff: 0, Marco: 0 PV=nRT Channellock Follow-up: T2 and TouchBar from Gui Rambo Apple’s priorities for 🔋/🏋️‍♀️ for Apple Silicon TDP Apple News “Podcast” Marc Jacobs The Daily Techmeme Ride Home SoftBank is selling ARM to Nvidia? x86-64 Itanium RISC-V Dark Sky Apple To Be 100% Carbon Neutral for Supply Chain & Products by 2030 Lisa Jackson’s Blog Post Lisa Jackson Vogue Interview Apple says Apple’s 30% is Great [for Apple] #askatp If we can go iOS → macOS, can we go macOS → iOS? (via Eduard Rozenberg) Will Apple offer CPU options on Apple Silicon powered Macs? (via James) Do we really know a lot about Obj-C/PHP/Perl/Javascript/Swift/etc? (via Colby Todisco) Post-show: Overcast’s iOS 14 “roadmap” Sponsored by: Hello Fresh: America’s #1 meal kit. Use code 80atp to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping on your first box. Mint Mobile: Get your new wireless plan for just $15/month with free shipping. Raycon: The next wave in wireless audio. Get 15% off with code ACCIDENT15.
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546
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17
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