Special #2 - Brent Simmons

This episode was recorded 26 May 2014 live and in person at Brent’s office in sunny, lovely Ballard.

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Brent has worked at UserLand Software and NewsGator and as an indie at his company Ranchero Software. These days he’s one-third of Q Branch, where he writes Vesper. He is also the co-host of this podcast.

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Special #1 - Chris Parrish

This episode was recorded 6 May 2014 live and in person at Brent’s office in lovely, sunny Ballard.

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Chris has worked at Adobe and as a founder of Rogue Sheep, which won an Apple Design Award for Postage. Chris’s new company is Aged & Distilled with Guy English — which shipped Napkin, a Mac app for visual collaboration. Chris is also the co-host of The Record. He lives on Bainbridge Island, a quick ferry ride from Seattle.

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Seattle Before the iPhone #9 - Mike Lee

This episode was recorded 17 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s beautiful offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

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Mike Lee, Appsterdam founder, has worked at Alaska Airlines, Delicious Monster (with Wil Shipley), Apple, and is now Chief Lemur at New Lemurs.

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Seattle Before the iPhone #8 - Nathaniel Irons

This episode was recorded 16 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

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Nat Irons has worked at Apple Developer Relations, as a WebObjects consultant, and as IT director at The Stranger. He’s now QA Manager at Black Pixel. He once delivered pizza to The Far Side author Gary Larson.

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Seattle Before the iPhone #7 - John Chaffee

This episode was recorded 16 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle. (Check out the OmniFocus 2 public beta!)

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John Chaffee is a co-founder of BusyMac which makes the awesome BusyCal. John talks about being a Mac developer in the ’90s, what it was like at Now Software, and how he got tired of mobile and came back to the Mac.

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Seattle Before the iPhone #6 - Tim Wood

This episode was recorded 17 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

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Tim Wood, CTO of The Omni Group, talks about how Omni got started and what it was like being a NeXT developer before the acquisition.

Things we mention, in order of appearance (more or less):

  • Atari 800
  • BASIC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Commodore
  • Apple II
  • 6502 Assembler
  • Atari ST
  • Compute! Magazine
  • Burroughs
  • Mainframes
  • Radio Shack
  • NeXT
  • Mac
  • University of Washington
  • H19 Terminal
  • Fortran
  • Mathematica
  • LaTeX
  • Java
  • Ada
  • Boeing
  • Department of Defense
  • VMS
  • IBM 360
  • Objective-C
  • AppKit
  • Interface Builder
  • Project Builder
  • Makefiles
  • Read-write Optical drives
  • Wil Shipley
  • Ken Case
  • Greg Titus
  • Tom Bunch
  • Massively multiplayer games
  • Minecraft
  • MOOs
  • MUSHes
  • CompuServe
  • Ultima Online
  • William Morris Agency
  • McCaw Cellular
  • 1992
  • Framemaker
  • Adobe
  • Lighthouse Design
  • Diagram!
  • OmniGraffle
  • 1994
  • www.app
  • OmniWeb
  • Blink tag
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Rhapsody
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Sun
  • OpenStep
  • Solaris
  • Windows NT
  • Be
  • Jean-Louis Gasée
  • Enterprise Objects Framework
  • Core Data
  • Avie Tevanian
  • Jon Rubinstein
  • Bertrand Serlet
  • Craig Federighi
  • Appletalk
  • Yellow Box
  • HP-UX
  • Andrew Stone
  • Doom
  • Id Software
  • Wil’s mail
  • OpenGL
  • John Carmack
  • DirectX
  • OmniOutliner
  • Comic Life
  • NCSA
  • GCD
  • Blocks
  • Functional programming
  • Mac Pro
  • Go
  • Rust
  • Race conditions
  • OmniPresence
  • Own the Wheel
  • iCloud Core Data Syncing
  • Rich Siegel
  • Yojimbo
  • Sync Services
  • Seattle Before the iPhone #5 - Paul Goracke

    This episode was recorded 16 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

    You can download the m4a file or subscribe in iTunes. (Or subscribe to the podcast feed.)

    Paul Goracke is a senior staff engineer at Black Pixel, where he works on things he can’t talk about but that you’ve used. He’s also a former instructor at the University of Washington’s Cocoa development program, and has at times been the lead organizer of the Seattle Xcoders.

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    Seattle Before the iPhone #4 - Gus Mueller

    This episode was recorded 17 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

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    Gus Mueller, Flying Meat founder, created VoodooPad (now at Plausible Labs) and Acorn, the image editor for humans. Gus is also responsible for open source software such as FMDB and JSTalk.

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    Seattle Before the iPhone #3 - Greg Robbins

    This episode was recorded 16 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

    You can download the m4a file or subscribe in iTunes. (Or subscribe to the podcast feed.)

    Greg Robbins is Graphing Calculator co-author (a story you should already know about, that we don’t go over again) and has done such diverse things as bringing translucency to the Mac OS Drag Manager (way back in the ’90s), and writing an open source Objective-C library for Google Data APIs. You can follow Greg on Twitter.

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    Seattle Before the iPhone #2 - John Nack

    This episode was recorded 22 May 2013 live and in person at Adobe’s offices in Fremont in Seattle.

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    John Nack is Principal Product Manager, Adobe Digital Video. He has a blog (definitely worth reading, especially if you use Photoshop) and is @jnack on Twitter.

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