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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.You can download the m4a file or subscribe in iTunes. (Or subscribe to the podcast feed.)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.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Get 10% off by going to http://squarespace.com/therecord. Better still: go work for Squarespace! They’re hiring 30 engineers and designers by March 15, and, “When you interview at Squarespace, we’ll invite you and your spouse or partner to be New Yorkers for a weekend—on us.” The great designers at Squarespace have designed an entire weekend for you, from dining at Alder to going to the Smalls Jazz Club and visiting The New Museum. Seriously cool deal at beapartofit.squarespace.com.This episode is also sponsored by Microsoft Azure Mobile Services. Mobile Services is a great way to provide backend services — syncing and other things — for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps. Write code — Javascript code — in your favorite text editor on your Mac. (Mobile Services runs Node.js.) Deploy via git. Write unit tests using mocha (or your tool of choice). Supports authenticating via Twitter, Facebook, and Google — and you can roll your own system. It’s cool.Things we mention, in order of appearance (more or less):

  • Rock climbing
  • Luke Adamson
  • Missouri
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • Cocoa
  • Apple IIc
  • 1993
  • Mac Color Classic
  • BASIC
  • ELIZA
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assembler
  • Missile Command
  • Java
  • Eric Albert
  • Perl
  • Animated GIFs
  • CGIs
  • Server push images
  • REALBasic
  • PC
  • Apple IIe
  • DOS
  • Colossal Caves
  • Plover
  • Nibble
  • Civilization
  • UNIX
  • AIX
  • A/UX
  • St. Louis
  • Columbia
  • Math is hard
  • Single sign-on
  • Servlets
  • OS X
  • WWDC
  • Rhapsody
  • 1995
  • MacPERL
  • NiftyTelnet
  • BBEdit
  • FlySketch
  • Coffee
  • Picasso’s bull sketches
  • VoodooPad
  • 22" Cinema Display
  • OS X Innovator’s Award
  • O’Reilly
  • Peter Lewis
  • Rich Siegel
  • Mark Aldritt
  • Ambrosia
  • Panic
  • Transmit
  • Audion
  • O’Reilly Mac OS Conference
  • Audio Hijack
  • Paul Kafasis
  • SubEthaEdit
  • Mac Pro
  • Ireland
  • XML
  • PDF
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Caterpillar
  • Adobe InDesign
  • OS X Server
  • Xserve
  • Macintosh G5
  • MacUpdate
  • VersionTracker
  • QuickDraw
  • Kerberos
  • HyperCard
  • Objective-C messaging system
  • Aaron Hillegass’s book
  • Java-Cocoa bridge
  • JDBC
  • Oracle databases
  • 2005
  • Seattle
  • Microsoft
  • Parents Just Don’t Understand
  • Vancouver, BC
  • B.B. King
  • Seattle Xcoders
  • Joe Heck
  • University of Missouri
  • Evening at Adler
  • Wil Shipley
  • Daniel Jalkut
  • Eric Peyton
  • Quicksilver
  • Rosyna
  • Chicago
  • Drunkenbatman
  • Adler Planetarium
  • C4
  • Wolf
  • Colin Barrett
  • Delicious Generation
  • Disco.app
  • My Dream App
  • Chimera / Camino
  • Santa Clara
  • World Wrapps
  • Buzz Andersen
  • Quartz
  • Core Image Filters
  • Bezier curves
  • Wacom
  • Unit tests
  • Automated builds
  • ZeroLink
  • Metrowerks CodeWarrior
  • NeXT
  • BeOS
  • Macintosh Performa
  • Display Postscript
  • SGIs
  • Sun boxes
  • Mac OS 8
  • MachTen
  • Netscape
  • Internet Explorer for Mac OS
  • Outlook Express
  • OmniGroup
  • Shakespeare’s pizza
  • Pagliacci
  • Neapolitan pizza
  • Everett
  • FIOS
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • GarageBand
  • AudioBus
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • JSTalk
  • AppleScript
  • SQLite
  • WebKit
  • Napkin


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