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#264: Workflows with John Gruber

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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Links and Show Notes

Daring Fireball
John Gruber (@gruber) | Twitter
Daring Fireball: The Talk Show
Daring Fireball Linked List: Philly's Best Cocktail
Daring Fireball: Independent Days
Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 11
Pong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pong (marketed as PONG) is one of the earliest arcade video games and the very first sports arcade video game.

Apple II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - home of fine hypertext products
Dave Winer
Texas Instruments TI-99/4A - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was an early home computer, released in June 1981, originally at a price of US$525.

Atari 2600 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Atari 2600 is a home video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc.

QuarkXPress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

QuarkXPress is a computer application for creating and editing complex page layouts in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment.

Gopher (protocol) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Gopher protocol is a TCP/IP application layer protocol designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents over the Internet.

Myriad (typeface) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Myriad is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly for Adobe Systems.

Movable Type - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MarsEdit 3 - Desktop blog editing for the Mac.
Stratechery by Ben Thompson - On the business, strategy, and impact of technology.
John Gruber, Daring Fireball - XOXO Festival (2014) - YouTube

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.

Daring Fireball: Markdown
Textile (markup language) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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".

Mac Power Users 131: Markdown Revisited | Mac Power Users
Markdown: A MacSparky Field Guide
Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boing Boing
ios - Swift 1.2 Documentation Changes (Markdown Support) - Stack Overflow
The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 119, With Guest David Sparks

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.

Field Notes — “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”
Monaco (typeface) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Consolas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pinboard: social bookmarking for introverts
Mac Power Users #217: iOS Automation with Federico Viticci - Relay FM
Keyboard Maestro 6.4.8: Work Faster with Macros for Mac OS X
LaunchBar 6
TextExpander: Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time
Tweetbot for Mac
Panic - Transmit - The ultimate Mac OS X FTP + SFTP + S3 app
Paste URL From Safari Tabs (Gruber's Script)
Drafts | Agile Tortoise
The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 123, Live From WWDC 2015 With Phil Schiller
One of Us — MacSparky
Phil Schiller's Tweet to MacSparky | Twitter