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.
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(Recorded on Tuesday, July 28, 2020)
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Music: Merlin Mann
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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)
How do we move data between computers? (Yes, again.) (via Jon Aumann)
Casey on Homebrew bundle
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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
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Follow-up: T2 and TouchBar from Gui Rambo
Apple’s priorities for 🔋/🏋️♀️ for Apple Silicon
Apple News “Podcast”
Techmeme Ride Home
SoftBank is selling ARM to Nvidia?
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]
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)
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