a microcast with Manton Reece
106: Dramatically faster
Jul 18 • 2 min
While out running a couple errands, I recorded this episode about an upcoming performance improvement to Micro.blog posting, with a follow-up on the recent new sign-up change.
105: Users without a blog
Jul 16 • 5 min
To start off the week, I talk about a bug that led to many users not creating a microblog after registering an account on Micro.blog.
104: Freshman orientation
Jul 13 • 4 min
Colleges often have a 2-day orientation to get students and parents ready for the school year to start. Micro.blog needs something like that.
103: IndieWeb Summit
Jul 3 • 4 min
I’m back from Portland and rolling out new features for Micro.blog.
May 15 • 6 min
I talk about the just-released beta of Dialog, an Android app for Micro.blog, and the ability to delete accounts.
101: While waiting
May 8 • 4 min
I talk about the upcoming Icro release and what to do while waiting on things like the App Store that are outside our control.
100: One year
May 4 • 3 min
I record a microcast in the rain and talk about the new Micro.blog for Mac app and the fact that we’re a year in to Micro.blog.
99: Almost all about photos
Apr 19 • 2 min
I talk about the latest iOS update, why square photos are great, and responding to support email.
98: To really value it
Apr 18 • 3 min
Wrapping up the release of Wavelength and microcast support in Micro.blog.
97: Not quite there
Apr 9 • 3 min
Anticipating a new feature for Micro.blog and rolling out some server improvements.
96: Name brainstorming
Mar 27 • 7 min
Quick thoughts on Apple’s education event in Chicago, their new app Schoolwork, and the process for naming new apps. (And yes, I call it Schoolroom in the podcast by accident.)
95: Busy morning
Mar 27 • 6 min
Wrapping up today’s announcements, including a new Micro Monday and Micro.blog for Mac version 1.2.
94: Can’t talk about it
Mar 20 • 7 min
Working on a lot of things at once, and thoughts on the new Micro Monday microcast.
93: Preparing Sunlit 2.0
Mar 5 • 5 min
The microcast is back! I talk about the final steps to get Sunlit 2.0 shipped and what we hope for the release.
92: Good, better, best
Jan 12 • 2 min
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better & your better is your best.
91: Lose yourself
Dec 21, 2017 • 3 min
Listening to Eminem, the Killers, and thinking about giving Micro.blog everything this year. Closing music cover by OZsound.
90: Breakfast taco catering
Dec 7, 2017 • 6 min
Final plans for IndieWebCamp, ordering breakfast, and punting on opening up Micro.blog.
89: More blog software
Dec 5, 2017 • 4 min
MarsEdit 4 ships! I talk about why apps should be compatible, and the challenge in reaching a new audience.
88: Rumor has it
Dec 4, 2017 • 3 min
More delays launching Micro.blog, last-minute fixes, rate limiting, and more.
87: Week wrap-up
Dec 1, 2017 • 2 min
Just a quick episode at the end of the week. Looking forward to next week: getting the word out about Micro.blog and IndieWebCamp.
86: Profile photos
Nov 30, 2017 • 5 min
Micro.blog now supports uploading custom profile photos. Finally!
85: Slowly chip away
Nov 29, 2017 • 5 min
Watching the Spurs game tonight and thinking about the steady progress and growth of Micro.blog.
84: It’s still November
Nov 28, 2017 • 4 min
Deciding on a 100-user limit per day, and the feeling that we’re almost to the launch. Also, IndieWebCamp!
83: Event countdown
Nov 27, 2017 • 4 min
This week’s plans, including blog posts about IndieWebCamp and a strategy for the Micro.blog launch.
82: Web discover screen
Nov 24, 2017 • 4 min
Why it’s important to have the new discover posts timeline on the web, a reminder about IndieWebCamp Austin, and more.
81: Blog archive format
Nov 21, 2017 • 7 min
I ramble a bit about Micro.blog’s support for exporting WXR files, and the need for a more general blog archive file format.
80: I got the photo pin
Nov 17, 2017 • 5 min
Sending a Kickstarter email update and some thoughts on how @-mentions are still confusing.
79: IndieWebCamp venue
Nov 16, 2017 • 5 min
The photo challenge on Micro.blog, and finding a venue for IndieWebCamp Austin. You can now register for IndieWebCamp here.
78: Good enough for 1.0
Nov 9, 2017 • 5 min
I wrap up some of the recent progress on Micro.blog for Mac, WordPress import, the home page text, invites, and more.
77: Always reacting
Nov 3, 2017 • 4 min
While waiting for my iPhone X to arrive, I’m fixing bugs and thinking about making more time for the big picture.
76: South venue traffic
Nov 2, 2017 • 4 min
We check out a venue for IndieWebCamp Austin and then my internet goes down for hours.
75: Halloween pin
Oct 31, 2017 • 5 min
How pins in Micro.blog work, and why they’re there, while introducing a new pin for Halloween.
74: They had all moved out
Oct 30, 2017 • 5 min
About cancelling my WeWork membership, and observations on companies growing and failing.
73: The missing piece
Oct 27, 2017 • 6 min
Waking up at 2am to pre-order the iPhone X, and why I redesigned the Discover section in Micro.blog.
72: Mac icons
Oct 20, 2017 • 4 min
I’m back in Austin after a great week in Chicago. Quick update on the latest Mac beta, with new icons and bug fixes.
71: Seek out the audacious
Oct 18, 2017 • 4 min
More from the Release Notes conference in Chicago, with a mention of Anne Halsall’s talk about impossible things.
70: Early flight to Chicago
Oct 16, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 6 min
Quick thoughts on Twitter’s announcement that they are experimenting with a new 280-character limit on tweets.
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