A microcast with Manton Reece about working on Micro.blog.
126: Into the unknown
Dec 3, 2019
On the 2-year anniversary of the public launch of Micro.blog, I’m thinking about the uncertainty of launching something new.
125: iOS 13 day
Sep 19, 2019
Sign in with Apple in the iOS 13 update for Micro.blog, blog themes, and much more planned for the web this fall. Intro music from playing Sayonara Wild Hearts.
124: Major distraction
Jun 25, 2019
A quick recap of last night’s longer-than-expected server upgrade. I also talk about progress on the Indie Microblogging book, and Ghost import.
123: Newsletter prep
Jun 24, 2019
Today I’m getting the 3rd email newsletter ready, plus talking about server downtime and learning how to communicate mistakes, with AirPower as an example.
122: Video hosting
Apr 9, 2019
Rolling out video upload and hosting for Micro.blog-hosted sites, why it’s priced the way it is, and more improvements to work on.
121: Saved drafts
Mar 27, 2019
About the new features in Micro.blog for saving post drafts and the updated Mac app.
120: Shipping tomorrow
Mar 25, 2019
Taking a break today to watch the Apple services-related event. Preparing new Micro.blog features to release tomorrow.
119: Finally stickers
Mar 19, 2019
Micro.blog stickers for Kickstarter backers are arriving this week! Also: Sunlit 2.4 is approved and will be released soon.
118: Moment of panic
Dec 4, 2018
Troubleshooting server problems.
117: No downtime
Nov 28, 2018
Some of the work this week including fixing the Sunlit crashing bug, updating the Micro.blog help site, and whether I should take the servers down for an upgrade.
116: Breaking up Facebook
Nov 15, 2018
This is an expanded audio version of my blog post today about Facebook and Instagram.
115: Parsing usernames
Nov 14, 2018
More recent work in Micro.blog for ActivityPub and domain name improvements.
113: Focus on smaller networks
Aug 8, 2018
An update on microcasting improvements, then thoughts on how the recent articles about Alex Jones and the problems with big social networks always stop short of any solutions. Intro music from Aaron Parecki’s 100 days of music.
112: To-do list for podcasting
Aug 6, 2018
Upcoming improvements to podcasting and some more thoughts on Anchor after listening to episode 35 of the Supertop podcast. Also, I misspoke the IndieWeb URL on this episode. The site deaths page is here.
111: Kicking off Homebrew Website Club
Aug 2, 2018
Following up on the Facebook API submission and last night’s Homebrew Website Club. The meetup is the first Wednesday of each month at Mozart’s Coffee.
110: Maybe a bullet journal
Jul 30, 2018
I just sent off the Facebook pages cross-posting for Facebook to hopefully approve, plus wondering if I should try a bullet journal to get more organized.
109: First to 30 episodes
Jul 26, 2018
How competition changes when you stick with something, with a few clips from the NBA Arena Tour podcast.
108: Facebook changes
Jul 25, 2018
I start by talking about microcasts, then go into the big job this week: adapting Micro.blog for Facebook’s API changes, plus thoughts on Twitter’s upcoming API changes too.
107: More of the YouTube model
Jul 23, 2018
I talk about the new performance improvement to Micro.blog posting, then take a detour into centralized podcasting hosts like Anchor and why I like Micro.blog’s business model better.
106: Dramatically faster
Jul 18, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
I’m back from Portland and rolling out new features for Micro.blog.
May 15, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
I talk about the latest iOS update, why square photos are great, and responding to support email.
98: To really value it
Apr 18, 2018
Wrapping up the release of Wavelength and microcast support in Micro.blog.
97: Not quite there
Apr 9, 2018
Anticipating a new feature for Micro.blog and rolling out some server improvements.
96: Name brainstorming
Mar 27, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Working on a lot of things at once, and thoughts on the new Micro Monday microcast.
93: Preparing Sunlit 2.0
Mar 5, 2018
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, 2018
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better & your better is your best.
91: Lose yourself
Dec 21, 2017
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
Final plans for IndieWebCamp, ordering breakfast, and punting on opening up Micro.blog.
89: More blog software
Dec 5, 2017
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
More delays launching Micro.blog, last-minute fixes, rate limiting, and more.
87: Week wrap-up
Dec 1, 2017
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
Micro.blog now supports uploading custom profile photos. Finally!
85: Slowly chip away
Nov 29, 2017
Watching the Spurs game tonight and thinking about the steady progress and growth of Micro.blog.
84: It’s still November
Nov 28, 2017
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
This week’s plans, including blog posts about IndieWebCamp and a strategy for the Micro.blog launch.
82: Web discover screen
Nov 24, 2017
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
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
Sending a Kickstarter email update and some thoughts on how @-mentions are still confusing.
79: IndieWebCamp venue
Nov 16, 2017
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
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
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
We check out a venue for IndieWebCamp Austin and then my internet goes down for hours.
75: Halloween pin
Oct 31, 2017
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
About cancelling my WeWork membership, and observations on companies growing and failing.
73: The missing piece
Oct 27, 2017
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
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
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
Arriving in Chicago for the Release Notes conference, and the first reaction of the Mac beta.
69: Less terrible over time
Oct 13, 2017
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
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 12, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If hardly anyone is paying attention, maybe it’s okay to repeat myself more often. Marketing is repetition.
57: 280 characters
Sep 27, 2017
Quick thoughts on Twitter’s announcement that they are experimenting with a new 280-character limit on tweets.
56: First impressions
Sep 26, 2017
Getting a second chance with new users, the latest iOS app, and not dwelling on past mistakes.
55: Your mind wanders
Sep 25, 2017
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, 2017
I reflect on wrapping up working from Mozart’s Coffee and motivation on the drive home.
53: One page at a time
Sep 20, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Tonight we’re starting up a local Homebrew Website Club for Austin. Check out the details here.
Sep 5, 2017
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, 2017
About my decision to move manton.org from WordPress to Micro.blog.
46: No one is coming
Aug 15, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Finalizing the default themes for Micro.blog, why they’re based on Jekyll, and a thousand beta testers.
42: Officially announced
Apr 17, 2017
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, 2017
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
Apr 13, 2017
Picking up hamburgers for lunch and talking about keeping the iPhone app simple.
39: Handling mistakes
Apr 12, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
I got a new domain! I talk about the .blog registration process and my evolving plans.
28: Work soundtrack
Nov 18, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I talk about receiving the Loish art book and my current thoughts on Kickstarter goals and rewards.
19: Kickstarter recording
Apr 5, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On this episode, I talk about finishing some work and the new iPhone microphone I bought.
2: Naming the podcast
Jan 7, 2016
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
On the first episode, I introduce the idea behind the show and the topics I hope to cover.
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