June 29th, 2015 · 112 minutes
Katie and David sit down with John Gruber of Daring Fireball to discuss the origins of his site, how he finds and publishes the news and how he uses his Mac and iOS.
Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for help with the shownotes this week!
Guest Starring: John Gruber
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Pong (marketed as PONG) is one of the earliest arcade video games and the very first sports arcade video game.
The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was an early home computer, released in June 1981, originally at a price of US$525.
The Atari 2600 is a home video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc.
QuarkXPress is a computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment.
The Gopher protocol is a TCP/IP application layer protocol designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents over the Internet.
Myriad is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly for Adobe Systems.
For the last 12 years, John Gruber’s tracked the modern era of Apple on Daring Fireball, his personal web site turned full-time job. Bootstrapped with reader contributions and shirt sales, John’s thoughtful approach to sponsorship allowed him to remain fiercely independent, while working on projects like Markdown, The Talk Show, and Vesper, his minimalist note-taking app.
Textile is a lightweight markup language originally developed by Dean Allen for use in the Textpattern CMS and billed as a "humane web text generator".
Special guest David Sparks joins the show for the first time. Topics include “power users”, Markdown, Apple Watch, the new MacBook, iCloud Photo Syncing and the new Photos for Mac, WWDC, and wearing slippers as “work” shoes.
Monaco is a monospaced sans-serif typeface designed by Susan Kare and Kris Holmes. It ships with OS X and was already present with all previous versions of the Mac operating system.