Core IntuitionAuthor: Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece
24 Mar 2019

Core Intuition

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A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.

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    Episode 365: A Pretty Big Update

    Daniel talks to Manton about shipping a substantial MarsEdit update in the wake of being busy at his new job. They talk a little bit about one of the Micro.blog features MarsEdit now supports, and how MarsEdit still needs to support a jumble of loosely related blogging APIs. Manton talks about shipping Sunlit 2.4 with a redesigned posting interface. They reacted to Apple's "week of product announcements", and talk about the merit of remaining frugal even when you suddenly have some money coming in.

  • Posted on 21 Mar 2019

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    Episode 364: The Normal Job Part Of It

    Manton catches up on Daniel's impressions after working the first few days at his new job, which is a “perfect fit” in many ways. They react to Spotify's "Time to Play Fair" public challenge to Apple, and question how Apple might react to it. They touch on other public trends against Big Tech, including Elizabeth Warren's suggestion that Apple and other companies should be broken up.

  • Posted on 14 Mar 2019

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    Episode 363: An Edge Case On An Edge Case

    Daniel reveals to Manton that he's (on the verge of) taking a part-time job. They assess the likely impacton Red Sweater, and how it might affect Daniel's self image as an "independent developer." Manton talks about updates he's making to Micro.blog's billing infrastructure, and how small improvements can lead to recurring increases in revenues. Finally, Daniel reviews his plans for the upcoming 4.3 release, and questions whether having less time to work on Red Sweater might make the time he does spend on it more productive.

  • Posted on 09 Mar 2019

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    Episode 362: Existential Business Crisis

    Manton and Daniel talk about how Austin IndieWebCamp went, and reflect on the virtues of the diverse "open web" community. They react to a debate between Jeff Atwood & David Heinemeier Hansson about their purportedly different approaches to business. Finally, they talk about Daniel's increasingly glum feelings about his business, Daniel makes some self-assessment of shortcomings, and the two of them talk about making small, productive tweaks to increase revenues.

  • Posted on 03 Mar 2019

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    Episode 361: This Is An Opportunity

    Daniel and Manton talk about this weekend's Austin IndieWebCamp, and new rumors about Apple’s plans to support a single binary format for apps to run on Mac, iPad, and iOS. rumors, WWDC speculation. The explore the possible impact such plans would have on Micro.blog for Mac, and on Daniel's iOS aspirations. Meanwhile, Daniel bemoans the ongoing challenge of figuring out what to focus on when nobody's forcing him to focus on one thing.

  • Posted on 20 Feb 2019

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