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Accidental Tech Podcast

Author: Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

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Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.
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380: Wires Are Great

380: Wires Are Great

2020-05-2802:14:551

THE ATP STORE IS BACK!! Make your purchases until June 7th. Pre-show: Live-stream icecast saga New old-style websites Flexbox Ebay port scanning Publish by John Sundell How do we trust clipboard managers‽ Little Snitch Sonnet Fusion Flex J3i Casey’s DNS Diversion Disabling Chrome’s async DNS resolver HBO ditches Apple TV Channels Follow-up: Joe Rogan himself Let’s buy Casey a 13” MacBook Pro Microsoft’s Fluid Office “document” OpenDoc Object Linking and Embedding #askatp What’s the best Wi-Fi/networking setup? (via Benjamin Sharbaugh) Eero Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine nanoHD Access Point How do we move Xcode signing assets between Macs? (via Jeffrey Wilkinson) Windows Registry DLL Hell But, like, really: Overcast for Mac? (via Chris Niles) Post-show: Face masks 😷 Tom Bihn masks Marco’s awesome Phish-donut mask Procedure masks Sponsored by: Basecamp: The all-in-one toolkit for working remotely. Get 10% off your first six months.
THE ATP STORE IS BACK!! Make your purchases until June 7th. Pre-show: ATP has a new website. (Neutral too!) John talks about Flatland on Sophomore Lit Follow-up: MiniDV import details HandBrakeCLI exiftool Causes for soliciting promo codes Lime-a-Rita Destiny & Cursors iOS 13.4 adds Shared iPad for Business (via Sir Cathy) Are Casey’s Raspberry Pis hardened? John’s smoke detector story from Hypercritical Joe Rogan takes his show to Spotify NetNewsWire #askatp What clipboard managers do we use? (via Play My Jam) Alfred Pastebot LaunchBar Is iOS 13 ready yet? (via Luke Arthur) Would dropping Boot Camp bring backlash? (via someone) Post-show: Life at home status updates Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020.
378: Whale Quench

378: Whale Quench

2020-05-1402:05:04

Pre-show: Dave Matthews Band was live Totally unrelated: youtube-dl Follow-up: Casey's Garage Project Instagram Story Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Synology Cloud Sync & Dropbox RSI and voice control Writing Perl by voice by Emily Shea (via Tatsuhiko Miyagawa) Hand free computing via Philip Brocoum Phonetic Alphabet Craig Federighi on AppStories #162 Cursor control Coyote time (code example) and other game developer tricks Celeste platforming mechanics design Playing for Fun #2: Celeste Closing apps "Give me your app for free" Dun & Bradstreet John digitizes Mini-DV tapes iDive Super 8 RCA VHS Camcorder.jpg) CVC GR-C1 MKBHD's video #askatp If Apple releases an ARM-based Mac, would we buy first-gen machines? (via Jamie Bender) What file system (🛎) should one use for external backups? (via Unai Herrán) Will iPadOS ever become multi-user? (via Pascal Lindelauf) Optimizing Apps for Shared iPad Post-show Neutral: 2022 Golf GTI Isn't Tesla cancelled now? Honda Urban EV Concept Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package. Notion: Stay on task, find what you need, and collaborate efficiently, all in one place. Get 10% off a team plan.
377: $10 Worth of Headaches

377: $10 Worth of Headaches

2020-05-0701:58:562

Pre-show: Getting financial information from Apple AppFigures Changing App Store company names LLC DBA Follow-up: Casey's Garage Project Instagram Story Raspberry Pi Zero W Raspberry Pi 4 Debugging memory problems in Xcode ARM Predictions (via Colin McKellar) ATP #285 @ 3m48s ATP #306 @ 1h36m The Talk Show #227 Installing an OS on a computer without a monitor Etcher WWDC date announced Hats Fedora Cowboy hat Flat cap New 13" MacBook Pro!🎉 GOODBYE BUTTERFLY KEYBOARD! 🎉 Six Colors review Rene Ritchie's video review Rene Ritchie's comparison vs. MacBook Air Turbo button TGPro fan control app #askatp After the obvious, what should one do to alleviate RSI? (via Thom Anthony) How do I make my videoconferences sound better? (via Jack Johnson) ATR2100x Microphone Mega-Review Kerry Post-show: Unbox Therapy Porsche Classic Communication Management BMW stops European Delivery for American customers Neutral #12: Vomit Ruins Everything Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
Pre-show: Casey makes his life [more] difficult for himself Dropping Dropbox Synology Drive Transmit Follow-up: John's new video card It's big Mac Pro Wheels & Feet Measurement iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Dangerous keyboard use Car alternators do generate AC Really really use an unpainted post when jump-starting a car COVID-19 Contact Tracing Exposure Notification NSHipster's Overview iOS 13.5 Improvements Google Making its own Chips ARM chips in Macs Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package.
375: Wobbly Goblin

375: Wobbly Goblin

2020-04-2402:21:44

Pre-show: Homeowners associations Lien Law of large pull requests Follow-up: Mac Pro wheel stability W5700X is a decent deal after all iPad Pro Magic Keyboard impressions #askatp Is it a bad idea to prevent hard drives from sleeping? (via Andreas Beyer Bowden) What was it like for old dudes to graduate from college? (via Nate J) SOAP WSDL The Guerilla Guide to Interviewing (Joel on Software) Fizz Buzz Apple's IS&T PHP is nuked from orbit. The world rejoices. What does Marco do? (via Asajz) Post-show: Neutral Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code atppodcast.
Pre-show: Modern PHP PHP: A Fractal of Bad Design Apple Push Notification Service: Token Authentication ECDSA JWT Marco's resulting APNS-JWT PHP function Follow-up: Retro Gaming OpenEmu Provenance MiSTer (via James Thomson) Light guns and CRTs 360° audio (via Ibrahim Al-Alali) nugs.net Completing the Mac Pro Rollout Mac Pro feet/wheels Radeon Pro W5700X iPad Pro Magic Keyboard now available for ordering Screens Dr. Drang's keyboard-weight speculation New iPhone SE #askatp How do we make time for listening to our favorite shows? (via Aadi Bhure) Overcast usage Do we automate our recording setups? (via Hunter Holland) BetterTouchTool BetterSnapTool ATP #96: Windows of Siracusa County The state of Mac web browsing What podcast episode are we most proud of having recorded, and why? ATP #205: Chris Lattner Interview ATP #317: We're Customers Too ATP #371: Four-Letter Technologies Analog(ue) #5: The Only Way Out is Through Hypercritical #37: A Story of Triumph Reconcilable Differences #102: Preparing the Way Post-show: Newfound home computer needs Ray-traced Minecraft RTX Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package. Fully: Workplace furniture designed for health, flow, and balance. Get $50 off the Jarvis standing desk. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
373: This Jerk, Right Here

373: This Jerk, Right Here

2020-04-0902:28:522

Pre-show: Search Engines before Google WebTV BNC connector Follow-up: Synology RAID rebuild time Getting progresscat /proc/mdstat lvm Dark Sky acquisition & location data Weather data consolidation Dark Sky's data sources Trump continues to fill the swamp Casey's Computer Corner BBEdit Arq Backup New PS5 controller Hypercritical #49: Pinching the Harmonica xScope Force Touch Raspberry Pi Pi-Hole Installation instructions that Casey used CanaKit — the kit Casey bought Raspbian Retro gaming Special guest Tiff Arment joins us Emulation: RetroPie 8bitdo SN30 Pro Wave Race 64 32X Neo Geo 3DO Sega Saturn Rotary phone Kontra/Konami Code Famicom vs. NES controllers Improving the original experience Nintendo Switch Online NES Classic Edition Analogue Console FPGA 8bitdo M30 2.4G for SEGA Genesis Everdrive flash cartridges Connecting to the TV Technology Connections: How Did Old TVs Work? Racing the Beam CRT skeletons RF modulator Composite video S-Video Component video RGB over SCART Scaling console video output to modern TVs RetroTINK OSSC XRGB Framemeister gscartsw Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Eero: The Wi-Fi your home deserves. Use code ATP for free overnight shipping with this link. Hover: Start your business with a domain name. Get 10% off your first purchase.
372: Things Are Degraded

372: Things Are Degraded

2020-04-0202:19:471

Pre-show: Retro-gaming next week Homework for listeners: play with RetroPie and a retro gamepad Follow-up: A12Z is the A12X with all GPU cores working properly Chip binning All 2020 iPad Pros have 6 GB RAM Part-name theories Casey's Synology Catastrophe DS1813+ S.M.A.R.T. Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2019 Apple Acquires Dark Sky CARROT Weather Weather Line You can buy/rent video from the Amazon iOS app without using in-app purchase Breakpoints Post-show follow-up: The Road to PS5 Xbox Series X Hands On, Gameplay & Controller! Head Related Transfer Function Binaural recording Sponsored by: Postmates: Anything you need, anytime you need it. Postmate it. Use code ATP for $100 in free delivery credit for your first 7 days. Eero: The Wi-Fi your home deserves. Use code ATP for free overnight shipping with this link. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
Special guest Chris Lattner! High Output Management TensorFlow Caffe TPU Python PyTorch Swift for TensorFlow Swift TensorFlow tutorials Fortran Swift for TensorFlow Clang Jupyter Python interop workbook Dynamic Callable Dynamic Member Lookup NumPy MLIR: Multi-Level Intermediate Representation SIL: Swift Intermediate Language SiFive ASIC: Application-specific integrated circuit RISC-V BSD PA-RISC Mach KHTML WWDC Status of Swift's world domination Brisk Self-hosting Swift's future Swift Ownership Manifesto Rust 2019 LLVM Dev Meeting: Ownership SSA C++20 Clang Is Swift a... jerk? SwiftUI Combine ABI stability Variadic generics Swift Concurrency Manifesto Recent woodworking projects Treasure box Post-show: Quarantined unproductivity Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Indeed.com: A guide to help those whose jobs have been affected by coronavirus.
370: Ghost Finger

370: Ghost Finger

2020-03-1902:19:501

WWDC 2020 will be online-only Press release Original Gravity ("the beer-and-sausage place") Follow-up: Rebinding Xcode commands via Incoherent Toots Apple Style Guide New Apple Hardware Mac mini (not really new) MacBook Air iPad Pro LiDAR Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Folio iPad Pro Cursor with Craig Federighi Post-show: Consoles The Test Drivers #3: Xbox Series X Exclusive, and the Z Flip Gang Xbox Series X Hands On, Gameplay & Controller! The Road to PS5 Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Eero: The Wi-Fi your home deserves. Use this link and code ATP for free overnight shipping. ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package.
369: Brown Big Bear

369: Brown Big Bear

2020-03-1302:16:031

Pre-show: Marco's Problem Marco's image-retention test Apple Cinema Display HD Follow-up: The "coronavirus" virus itself is named SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is the disease it causes (formerly called "2019 novel coronavirus" or "2019-nCoV" in some places). Recommended info sources on COVID-19: Flatten the Curve CDC: COVID-19 (continuously updated) Video: Exponential Growth and Epidemics WWDC still not canceled Santa Clara County bans gatherings of 1000+ John's internal storage situation Mac shortcuts Ellipsis is ⌥ ; Adjective order ⌘ ⌥ ⌃ ⇧ ⌃ ⌥? Command key Xcode symbol popup: ⌃ 6 Drag and drop open/save dialog DefaultFolder X Screen shotting/screen capture Hot Corners and modifier keys System Preferences → Desktop & Screen Saver → Hot Corners... Casey's Computer Corner Brian Ski's tweet Huge rumor dumps New homescreen Accessibility features, wallpapers, and #shotoniphone GIFWrapped OCR capabilities Video: Transcriber in Windows Mobile Graffiti Inkwell Black Ink Apple Watch flag faces General Apple Watch improvements Tachymeter #askatp Is the 2015 15" MBP still the best laptop ever made (via James Scariati) Do we have hard-drive icons on our desktop? (via Rob Fiorendino) How does one get hardware to make iOS apps on the cheap? (via Marcos Petri) Post-show: Marco's new adventures... deep underground Penny Arcade Sponsored by: BlueVine: Get a $100 gift card when you take out a loan or open a line of credit. Mack Weldon: Better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Get 20% off your first order with code atppodcast. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020.
368: A Jacket and Some Pins

368: A Jacket and Some Pins

2020-03-0502:24:301

Follow-up: Feedback & Radar Casey's Catalina Catastrophe Pegasus J2i Mountain Certificate revocation Ben Thompson and nvALT Just Enough Grammar How does one back up a Synology? Backblaze B2 Amazon Glacier Arq WWDC cancellation? Under the Radar #186: Replacing WWDC An Event Apart #askatp What are some of our favorite macOS keyboard shortcuts? ⌘ K for VNC/SMB ⇧ ⌘ A for Applications ⇧ ⌘ 4 for screenshot ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ V for Paste and Match Style Plain Text app for iOS ⎋ during drag Drag onto a Finder column heading ⌘ Click on the title of a Finder window ⌘ ↑ and ⌘ ↓ to go up/down the folder hierarchy Xcode ⌥ ⌘ / for creating documentation ⇧ ⌘ O for quick open ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ ⌃ C for Copy Qualified Symbol Name Is there a difference between an app's Open at login and System Preferences → User & Groups → Login Items? (via Jon Mitchell) If you had to use a co-hosts's machine, whose would it be? (via Nicholas Gaffney) Post-show Neutral: New BMW logo Concept i4 Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Away: Whoever you are, and whatever you need to pack, Away has luggage that will help make your next trip more seamless. Kolide: User-focused security for teams that Slack.
367: Antitrust Relief Valve

367: Antitrust Relief Valve

2020-02-2701:53:571

Follow-up: SwitchGlass desktop-image update Apple Music high-quality streamingSettings → Music → Cellular Data → High Quality Streaming Swift and static analysis Overcast and UI state restoration Microsoft Defender ATP Coming for iOS Safari and long-lived HTTPS certificates Let's Encrypt Apple considering allowing users switch default apps Spotify's Time to Play Fair Things #askatp How do we handle the business side of the App Store? (via Stephen Gerstacker) Do we shop TVs based on primary usage? (via starsasumi) G-SYNC When do we use a notes app vs. a flat file? (via Future Ben) Post-show: Casey's Computer Woes Sponsored by: Indeed: Post a job today. Get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020. ProClip USA: High-quality, two-part phone mounts. Get 10% off with code atp10.
Pre-show: Catalina. 🙄 × ∞ Machine-gun trackpad Marco on OS upgrades Casey's Radar Follow-up: Grasshopper Logo Butterfly keyboards and ergonomics Finder toolbar bug... defeated? Mac malware getting worse? What does Apple need to make most? iOS 13.4 Mail toolbar fixes Cabel's take #askatp What one trivial bug would you fix if you could? (via Louie Mantia) Casey's answer How should one partition an onboard SSD? (via James Irwin) Would you narrate your favorite author's audiobook? (via Brian Hamilton) Post-show: John's [continued] adventures in programming Wallpaper creation tool Post-post show: Cold medicines Sponsored by: Handy: The most reliable name in house cleaning. Get your first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan. Indeed: Post a job today. Get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
365: Day-One Cowboy

365: Day-One Cowboy

2020-02-1402:10:31

Follow-up: SwiftUI previews of UIKit Gualtiero Frigerio NSHipster Folder aliases in the Dock Snow Leopard Review Radar #59289423 Shell scripts Jan Vitturi Richard Kanson John's new app (‼️) Keyboard Maestro Pastebot Taika Waititi on Apple Keyboards IBM Model M Marco's Best Laptop Ever Made Swift Playgrounds on macOS #askatp What's the situation with macOS security? (via Anthony Scardapane) Gatekeeper What does Marco do to avoid recursive Voice Boost? (via Chris Wright) How do we use show notes as a listener? (via Simo Isto) Post-show: John's adventures in programming Sponsored by: BlueVine: Get a $100 gift card when you take out a loan or open a line of credit. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Get 20% off your first purchase.
Pre-show: Docks Follow-up: Pro Display XDR reference modes Mac Pro internal disk options iPad Multitasking and recent apps Casey's new app (‼️) Detecting Guided Access SwiftUI Knife Switch Google Photos Privacy Breach #askatp What do we think about homebrew? (via Stephan Jacobs) MacPorts What's the difference between ⇧/⌘/⌥ keys? Origin of the ⌘ key tin Save for Web Claws What do we name our Wi-Fi networks? (via Jesse in South Dakota) Silence Of The LANS Post-show: Auto-joining Wi-Fi networks "Free Public WiFi" iOS auto-joins AT&T Wi-Fi networks without user permission The mechanism by which Apple does this: carrier bundles Sponsored by: Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Kolide: User-focused security for teams that Slack. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
363: The Floor is Lava

363: The Floor is Lava

2020-01-3002:27:011

Casey's Complaints about his Co-Hosts Corner Marco's replaced BMW link The actual link Reconcilable Differences #121: Impotent Hydra Wegmans Update on Marco's iMac Pro fan issues SMC reset Pro Display XDR reference modes Rack-mount Mac Pro videos from Neil Parfitt Unboxing Fan noise A pro's thoughts on TrueTone ISO 12646 Xcode layout advice Video demo Localization warnings Marco's Overcast Bug-Finding Mission Technical Q&A QA1606 kAudioUnitProperty_MaximumFramesPerSlice AVAudioSession setPreferredIOBufferDuration Apple's API documentation No Overview Available iOS 14 Shakeup The iPad Awkwardly Turns 10 Working Copy WIMP Surface/iPad Lineup in 2020 Post-show: John's Bug-Finding Mission NSWindow isReleasedWhenClosed Sponsored by: YES PLZ: Upgrade your morning coffee game and you’ll upgrade your whole day. Get 25% off your first shipment with code MARCOSENTME. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020. BlueVine: Get a $100 gift card when you take out a loan or open a line of credit.
362: Xcode in Anger

362: Xcode in Anger

2020-01-2402:12:231

Follow-up: That's the Microsoft logo, you fools Redesigning the Windows Logo Removing the Dropbox Finder extension System Preferences → Extensions → Dropbox → Finder Extension Pro Display XDR display profiles Aerial screensaver Logitech G305 mouse review Pacifist Jonathan Mann on his post-WWDC song Front and Center update Marco's iMac Pro update Apple acquiesces to the FBI regarding encrypted iCloud backups? Gruber's initial reaction Gruber on Tim Cook on Der Spiegel Apple on end-to-end encryption in 2016 Android does encrypt backups Ben Thompson's take Xcode layout hell Post-show Neutral: What cars would we each take on a cross-country trip? 🚨 SPOILER ALERT 🚨 Casey's answer Marco's answer (and backup answer) John's answer Sponsored by: Clear: Get through security even faster. Get your first 2 months free with code accidentaltech. HealthIQ: Using science and data to secure lower life-insurance rates for people like you. Casper: Expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Get $100 toward select mattresses with code atp2019. Terms and conditions apply.
AirPods vs. AirPlanes neverssl.com & alwayshttp.com Follow-up: Camera ergonomics (via Henrik Helmers) PopSockets Jumpy mice (via Scott Simpson) USB 3.0 Radio Frequency Interference Impact on 2.4 GHz Wireless Devices Photo sharing Mario Panighetti Andrew Elliott Jared Counts Using a PS4 controller wirelessly with a PC/Mac DUALSHOCK 4 USB wireless adapter, Japanese version MFi The rack-mount Mac Pro is now available Pro Display XDR TrueTone Mac Pro Ethernet wonkiness iMac Pro Ethernet wonkiness MoCa Casey's MOCA Bridge Gigabit MOCA Bridge Casey's New Switch John's sleep/wake battles The Eclectic Light Company Howard Oakley on pmset John's Finder toolbar battles Making the case for macOS Low Power Mode Pro Mode rumor Turbo Boost Switcher Pro TripMode John's mouse and keyboard reviews Microsoft Precision Mouse Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 Logitech MX Master 3 Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard SteerMouse Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Cat reference Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Mack Weldon: The most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies, sweat pants, and more that you will ever wear. Get 20% off your first order with code atppodcast. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020.
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John Himm

Did all 3 dudes admit to doing dishes?

Apr 23rd
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Yaming615

nice shirt flex

Jun 6th
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Alysson

Where are episodes 1-79?

Nov 4th
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passy

How do comments here work?

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