Recent Podcast Episodes

#340: Tell Them It’s a Magic Keyboard

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Today we talk about the newly released 16-inch MacBook Pro and our thoughts on this update. We talk keyboards, Touch Bars, design compromises, and discuss whether Charles or Joe is going to buy one of these new laptops. Continue reading

#339: I Don’t Want to Support This

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Today we conduct a “therapy session” for Charles as he tries to decide whether to continue development of the home-grown client portal he uses for his RelaNet clients, or whether it would be better to use a third-party solution and use the time that is freed up for marketing. We talk about the current situation, examine the third-party solutions that are available, and explore the pros and cons of each option. Continue reading

#338: Drinking Guinness and Shaking Hands

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Today Joe fills us in on a recent trip that he took to Ireland for the Belfast International Homecoming, a conference he got connected with through his networking efforts in New York. It’s an interesting story of attending a non-tech conference, and how doing the work to meet new people can pay off in unexpected ways. Continue reading

#337: A Little Worse Off

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Today we continue our discussion of macOS Catalina and whether and how Charles should update from Sierra. (Yes, Sierra.) We discuss the sort of zombie state that Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been left in since it is a mix of 32-bit and 64-bit executables, and then Joe helps Charles consider some of the Photoshop and Illustrator alternatives that exist for the Mac. Continue reading

#336: I’ve Got a Lot of Nos

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Today we talk about technology upgrades – specifically, we’re talking about iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. Charles had avoided both upgrades for a quite a while, and today he’s sharing the story of how he was auto-updated to iOS 13 at an inopportune moment, and seeking advice about if and when to update his computers to Catalina. Continue reading