a microcast with Manton Reece
70: Early flight to Chicago
Oct 16 • 2 min
Arriving in Chicago for the Release Notes conference, and the first reaction of the Mac beta.
69: Less terrible over time
Oct 13 • 5 min
Working on something like Micro.blog for a long time, inspired by episode 100 of Under the Radar.
68: It’s coming together
Oct 12 • 5 min
Some of the recent Micro.blog for Mac progress and feature set. Hoping to send a beta within the next few days.
67: Don’t need permission
Oct 11 • 6 min
More about animator Floyd Norman with a clip from his documentary, plus Casey Neistat’s Do what you can’t and LaVar Ball on being the best.
66: Mac App Store
Oct 10 • 5 min
Should Micro.blog be in the Mac App Store? I’m inspired to answer the question from a discussion on episode 230 of Release Notes.
65: Gone all day
Oct 10 • 4 min
Morning thoughts about WordPress’s Gutenberg, then using the old tape deck on the drive back from north Texas.
64: At a furious pace
Oct 6 • 6 min
Thoughts on maintaining Micro.blog for both iOS and the Mac, then closing the week with a quote from Floyd Norman’s blog.
63: Courage to post it
Oct 5 • 6 min
Last night’s Homebrew Website Club, and then part of Manu Ginobili’s new vlog as I talk about overcoming the nervousness to post something new.
62: Narrow focus
Oct 4 • 5 min
Looking ahead to tonight’s Homebrew Website Club meetup and a basic roadmap for Micro.blog for the Mac.
61: Kind of an outsider
Oct 3 • 5 min
More thoughts from WordCamp about being an outsider in a new community, and progress on the Mac version of Micro.blog.
60: Discourage certain behavior
Oct 2 • 4 min
I’m back from WordCamp in San Antonio. My initial thoughts, plus a comment on the shooting in Las Vegas.
59: Show up every day
Sep 29 • 3 min
Five days in a row of podcasting, with a clip from a video by Casey Neistat, and a preview of WordCamp in San Antonio.
58: Marketing, marketing, marketing
Sep 28 • 4 min
If hardly anyone is paying attention, maybe it’s okay to repeat myself more often. Marketing is repetition.
57: 280 characters
Sep 27 • 6 min
Quick thoughts on Twitter’s announcement that they are experimenting with a new 280-character limit on tweets.
56: First impressions
Sep 26 • 6 min
Getting a second chance with new users, the latest iOS app, and not dwelling on past mistakes.
55: Your mind wanders
Sep 25 • 5 min
Writing the book and trying to capture the ideas when my mind wanders, inspired by this clip from animator Sergio Pablos.
54: Blogging motivation
Sep 21 • 3 min
I reflect on wrapping up working from Mozart’s Coffee and motivation on the drive home.
53: One page at a time
Sep 20 • 4 min
Thinking about the format for this microcast, consistently working toward a goal, and a clip from the With Her podcast.
52: South errands
Sep 19 • 4 min
I drove to south Austin for a mid-morning meeting before catching up on work at a coffee shop.
51: iPhone X event
Sep 12 • 7 min
My first reaction after today’s Apple event introducing the iPhone X, and work on Micro.blog invites and pins.
50: Version 1.1
Sep 11 • 4 min
Progress on the new version of Micro.blog for iOS before tomorrow’s Apple event, and sending out more invites.
49: Homebrew Website Club
Sep 6 • 4 min
Tonight we’re starting up a local Homebrew Website Club for Austin. Check out the details here.
Sep 5 • 4 min
Why it’s a good thing if the first reaction to a new idea is polarizing, inspired by an episode of How I Built This.
Sep 1 • 6 min
About my decision to move manton.org from WordPress to Micro.blog.
46: No one is coming
Aug 15 • 2 min
Back again after a long break. On this episode, I talk about Harry Potter and the mistake of thinking another developer is going to fix my code later.
45: Launch week
Apr 25 • 5 min
I’m rolling out early access to Micro.blog this week. I talk about how the first 2 days have gone, mistakes with TestFlight, and what to do next.
44: Disappoint some people
Apr 20 • 4 min
I look back at Katy Perry’s performance at the Grammys. Why it’s okay to make a political statement and risk disappointing some fans.
43: Default themes
Apr 18 • 3 min
Finalizing the default themes for Micro.blog, why they’re based on Jekyll, and a thousand beta testers.
42: Officially announced
Apr 17 • 7 min
Today I sent a Kickstarter update about the rollout date. I also talk about the invite code system, the book, and stickers.
41: Final rollout date
Apr 14 • 3 min
Wrapping up a busy week, I realize there’s too much going on to start the Micro.blog rollout next week. It will be the following week, April 24th.
40: Just the basics
Picking up hamburgers for lunch and talking about keeping the iPhone app simple.
39: Handling mistakes
Apr 12 • 2 min
I start with a clip from the Oscars, then talk about my repeated mistake over-promising on the Micro.blog rollout schedule.
38: Season 2
Apr 11 • 6 min
It’s a rainy week in Austin. I catch up on the progress for Micro.blog and some thoughts on the bigger picture for where it’s going.
37: Next steps
Feb 7 • 4 min
Now that the Kickstarter campaign has wrapped up, I move to the next phase of getting Micro.blog ready, planning for invites, and focusing on the Slack community.
36: Stretch goals
Jan 17 • 7 min
Recent thoughts on App.net shutting down and details about why I added a stretch goal to my Kickstarter campaign.
35: Kickstarter optimism
Jan 10 • 4 min
A week after launching the Kickstarter, I talk about its success so far and why I believe I can build Micro.blog, with a clip about optimism from Gary Vaynerchuk.
34: Launching tomorrow
Jan 1 • 2 min
Happy New Year! I talk about the first day of the year, and the final day to finish my Kickstarter project for Micro.blog.
33: Kickstarter launch review
Dec 26, 2016 • 3 min
The morning after Christmas, I give a quick update on Micro.blog plans and Kickstarter’s Launch Now review feature.
32: Super Mario Run
Dec 16, 2016 • 4 min
I share some thoughts on the first day of Super Mario Run and how my work week is wrapping up.
31: Getting out there
Dec 12, 2016 • 3 min
I try the new WeWork location at the Domain, listen to a singer at the car dealership, and remember that I need to get out to talk to real people about my work.
30: November question
Dec 9, 2016 • 4 min
From a listener question, I talk about steps in November to wrap up old projects and finish new ones.
29: Dot blog
Nov 25, 2016 • 4 min
I got a new domain! I talk about the .blog registration process and my evolving plans.
28: Work soundtrack
Nov 18, 2016 • 4 min
Not enough sleep yet still focused on getting work done. I review today’s blog post and play a clip from the Moana soundtrack.
27: Something was missing
Nov 15, 2016 • 3 min
One week after the election, I react to Apple’s design book announcement and talk about why social networks may be broken.
26: Losing a week
Oct 19, 2016 • 4 min
I talk about getting derailed with home repairs, the U.S. presidential election, and writing about the Dash controversy.
25: Tim Duncan
Oct 7, 2016 • 3 min
Back after a summer break, on this episode I talk through what we can learn from Tim Duncan’s incredible 19-year career.
24: San Francisco reset
Jun 17, 2016 • 6 min
I summarize my week in San Francisco from the perspective of not just the WWDC technical news and events, but also of using the trip to refocus on my priorities for Riverfold Software.
23: When a product is over
May 18, 2016 • 6 min
I play a clip from the Upgrade podcast and then talk about my struggle to wind down a product correctly.
22: Grumpy about everything
May 16, 2016 • 3 min
Last week was stressful. This episode is about being mad at nothing and everything, and why fireflies are magical.
21: The right work balance
May 4, 2016 • 4 min
Today I take stock of the last few weeks of client work and recovering from 2 months of focusing so heavily on my personal blog.
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