Recent Podcast Episodes

#431: The Longest Sherlock Ever

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Today we talk about the latest fuss to overtake our technology community: 1Password and its decision to use Electron for the next version of its password manager rather than native technologies. We discuss the background of the change, why people are upset, and why this is probably the right move for 1Password despite the controversy. Continue reading

#430: John Wilker

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Today we’re joined by John Wilker, organizer of 360iDev, to continue last week’s discussion about conferences. John tells us what we got right and wrong in last week’s episode, he shares his first-hand experience of what it’s like to run a conference in the midst of the pandemic, and he reflects on how the iOS conference scene has changed over the years. Continue reading

#429: Fast Zombies

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Even if we can’t attend in-person conferences these days, we can at least talk about them. So today we talk about the conference outlook for the rest of 2021—at least as we see it. We share our thoughts on travel, attending in-person conferences, when we think we’ll be attending conferences again, and how the few conferences offering in-person options in 2021 are dealing with the pandemic. Continue reading

#428: Somewhat Figure-out-able

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Today we talk about some of the “strong opinions” that exist surrounding the changes that have been made to Safari in the current betas of iOS and MacOS. In particular, we discuss public reactions to these Safari changes, how Apple has responded so far, and what lessons we can draw from this when we consider major changes in our own products. Continue reading

#427: Champagne Taste, Coca Cola Budget

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Today we catch up with Charles and the email advertising campaign that he recently ran for RelaNet. Charles shares some numbers on the performance of the campaign, and he expresses frustration about his inability to run promotions more frequently. We talk about growth bottlenecks, automation, finding contractors you can trust, and more. Continue reading