a microcast with Manton Reece
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.
20: Kickstarter rewards
Apr 6, 2016 • 6 min
I talk about receiving the Loish art book and my current thoughts on Kickstarter goals and rewards.
19: Kickstarter recording
Apr 5, 2016 • 5 min
I finally record a video for my Kickstarter project. Now I just need to edit it and do everything else.
18: Waiting for the SE
Mar 31, 2016 • 5 min
I’m playing Nintendo’s new iPhone app Miitomo, watching my Mii character pace around the room as he (and I) wait for our iPhone SE delivery. Also talk about the library routine and Rails 5.
17: Spring break
Mar 14, 2016 • 3 min
It’s spring break week, which means the kids are out of school and SXSW is taking over downtown.
16: Don’t panic
Mar 11, 2016 • 3 min
This week I’m thinking back on how Staple! Expo went over the weekend, and why it never helps to panic when something isn’t going perfectly to plan.
15: Leap year
Feb 29, 2016 • 5 min
I reflect on 6 months as an indie, think about stealing time for projects, and plan how I can use working from a coffee shop in the morning to provide a better structure to my day.
14: Coffee writing
Feb 27, 2016 • 3 min
At my 10th new coffee shop in as many days, I write a few blog posts. And on this episode I talk about it.
Feb 23, 2016 • 2 min
I finally drop the stickers in the mailbox at our neighborhood post office. Thinking this episode about what it means to be lucky.
12: Kickstarter music
Feb 17, 2016 • 3 min
Back from a quick trip to Portland, today I’m thinking about the music for my Kickstarter project.
11: Timing a launch
Feb 11, 2016 • 3 min
Back from a sick day or two, I talk today about Twitter’s algorithmic timeline change and why it would be nice to launch a product when your competitor has some bad news.
10: Planning outside
Feb 1, 2016 • 3 min
I take the iPad Pro and my microphone out to the front porch, to think through what work I need to focus on for today.
9: Not just an app
Jan 29, 2016 • 5 min
Today I mention the iPhone app rejection, talk about why the iPhone app itself is secondary to the web version, and reveal more about the Kickstarter.
8: Early start
Jan 25, 2016 • 3 min
Recorded in 3 segments, I set my alarm early this morning to get some coding done before the day starts slipping away.
7: Backup distractions
Jan 22, 2016 • 6 min
This morning I was distracted a little with backups, ordering a new hard drive, and thinking about my iOS app, which was just rejected by Apple.
6: Thinking about Kickstarter
Jan 19, 2016 • 3 min
I start with some thoughts on basketball, my potential Kickstarter campaign, and whether it’s better to start strong or finish strong. (Go Spurs Go!)
5: Mailing stickers
Jan 13, 2016 • 5 min
Today I stopped at the post office to pick up some stamps to mail stickers for the new microblogging app and platform I’m working on.
4: Driving downtown
Jan 11, 2016 • 4 min
This morning I was downtown to work at a coffee shop for a few hours before lunch. I talk about getting out of the house and last night’s icon sketches.
3: Friday already
Jan 8, 2016 • 3 min
On this episode, I talk about finishing some work and the new iPhone microphone I bought.
2: Naming the podcast
Jan 7, 2016 • 5 min
On this episode, I talk about trying tea instead of coffee, how I named this podcast, and my work schedule as I wrap up the week.
Jan 5, 2016 • 5 min
On the first episode, I introduce the idea behind the show and the topics I hope to cover.
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