This Man Has Tried to Scroll Down Fifteen Hundred Times in Twenty-Two Seconds

On the third episode for Series 3, Clinton is joined by Rob Griffiths to discuss the effects of Apple’s aggressive upgrade strategy. We discuss what we didn’t like about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, why we didn’t upgrade and what it’s like to be version a or two of OS X behind, both from a users’ perspective and a developers’ perspective.

Also discussed on the show, our thoughts on Yosemite, problems with the Mac App Store, sandboxing and the benefits and drawbacks of software updates.

Thanks, for joining me on the show, Rob, I had a great time talking to you.

You can find Rob on Twitter, visit his personal site Robservatory and check out The Committed, a great podcast Rob hosts with Ian Schray and Kirk McElhearn.

Rob also works with Peter Maurer at Many Tricks to create great applications and utilities that make working on your Mac easier.

Applications by Many Tricks mentioned during the show



Name Mangler


Show notes

Scrolling in Lion

The dialog box presented to users upon using Lion for the first time.

Exposé Snow Leopard

Exposé in Snow Leopard. Note the uniform and orderly arrangement of windows.

Mission Control Lion

The muddled mess that is Mission Control in Lion. OMG WHAT IS GOING ON HERE I DON’T EVEN

Mission Control Bug

Mission Control being helpful.

Yosemite Beta Finder icon

Above: The Finder icon as shown on Apple’s Yosemite Preview page. Below: The Finder icon as it appears in Yosemite.

Booting OS X Lion GM: No Welcome Video, New Introduction to Scrolling



Wouldn’t it be Nice to Have a Video?

Coda 2.5 And The Mac App Store

The Unarchiver

Excited For The Future Potential

Clinton is once again joined by John Chidgey to discuss all the news to come out of WWDC. Including the new presentation format, Craig Federighi’s presentation style, Tim Cook ragging on Windows 8 and Android, iOS 8 not available on the iPhone 4, Australian place names for OS X releases, OS X Yosemite, Continuity, Photos for Mac, iOS 8, HealthKit, HomeKit and Swift.

Thanks for coming on the show again, John, it’s always fun discussing Apple events with you.

You can follow John on Twitter, don’t forget to check out his site, TechDistortion and his Podcast, Pragmatic.

Show notes

2014 WWDC Keynote

If I Was as Clueless as RIM

OS X Yosemite Preview

OS X Beta Program

Mac OS X Public Beta


iOS 8 Preview

Damn You Autocorrect

Half-Baked Ideas And Nonsense

Turn The Damn Light Off

Introducing Swift

John’s Australia Themed OS X Release Names

OS X Mudgeeraba

OS X Mooloolaba

OS X Kingaroy

OS X Kilkivan

OS X Barcaldine

OS X Meeandah

Clinton’s Australia Themed OS X Release Names

OS X Oona Whoop Whoop

OS X Mungerannie

OS X Kondoolka

OS X Strzelecki

OS X Minagoona

OS X Ediacara

OS X Pinkawillinie

OS X Buckleboo

OS X Yumbarra

OS X Wahgunya

OS X Yeagarup

OS X Tallaringa

OS X Gundagai

OS X Yackandandah

Back to Ballmer’s Microsoft

On the first episode for Series 3, Clinton is once again joined by Zac Cichy to discuss the recently announced Surface Pro 3. We discuss the new hardware design, the Surface Pro as a gaming device and the presentation announcing the Surface Pro 3. We also ponder rumours of a smaller Surface tablet, the future of Windows RT and what Microsoft can do to make the Surface line more successful.

Thanks for joining me on the show again, Zac, always fun to have you on. You can follow Zac on Twitter. Don’t forget to check out his site, Whole And Part.

Show notes

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 hands-on: bigger, thinner, faster

Surface Pro 3 by the numbers: a deep dive into configuration details

My Microsoft Surface Commercial

Further reading

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 Update

Less Than Official Means

In our sixth and final episode for series 2, Clinton is once again joined by John Chidgey to discuss piracy and Game of Thrones. Why do people pirate and what lengths to copyright holders go to prevent piracy? Also a mini rant on the Australian release date for The Lego Movie and how much UltraViolet sucks.

Thanks for coming back on the show, John, always a pleasure to have you on.

You can follow John on Twitter, check out his site, TechDistortion and his podcast Pragmatic

Show notes


Digital Content: When Will Aussie Law Catch up?


High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection

1080p iTunes Movies, iTunes Extras and The AppleTV

Stop Online Piracy Act

Piracy Lawsuits in Australia: Am I at Risk?

Court Orders UK ISPs to Block Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay could be blocked in UK after High Court ruling

iiNet Wins Landmark Copyright Case Against Hollywood Studios

Interview: Gabe Newell

In general, we think there is a fundamental misconception about piracy. Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem. For example, if a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, purchasable from the convenience of your personal computer, and the legal provider says the product is region-locked, will come to your country 3 months after the US release, and can only be purchased at a brick and mortar store, then the pirate’s service is more valuable. Most DRM solutions diminish the value of the product by either directly restricting a customers use or by creating uncertainty.

Our goal is to create greater service value than pirates, and this has been successful enough for us that piracy is basically a non-issue for our company. For example, prior to entering the Russian market, we were told that Russia was a waste of time because everyone would pirate our products. Russia is now about to become our largest market in Europe.

Game of Thrones Most Pirated TV-Show of 2012

‘Game of Thrones’ Most Pirated TV-Show of 2013

Downloads Don’t Matter

‘Game of Thrones’ Director David Petrarca Shrugs Off Piracy, Says it Doesn’t Hurt The Show

Game of Thrones Creators Say Piracy Doesn’t Harm Profits

I Tried to Watch Game of Thrones in Australia And This is What Happened

Game of Thrones Foxtel Kerfuffle: Who’s to Blame?

Pricing & Plans

Game on: Foxtel takes on Game of Thrones pirates with new cut-price plan

Mobile World Congress And Foxtel Presto: Vertical Hold

Further reading

Game of Thrones Pirates Break BitTorrent Swarm Record

Game of Thrones Crowned Most Pirated TV-Show of the Season

Game of Thrones Currently The Most Pirated TV Show

Who’s Pirating Game of Thrones, And Why?

‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin on piracy, video games, and new shows with HBO

On Pirate Bay, Virgin Media And Anonymous

How TV networks are battling the ever-growing wave of content piracy

HBO making all original series available internationally one week after US broadcast

HBO’s Game of Thrones broadcast strategy aimed at thwarting piracy

Why Veronica Mars embraced UltraViolet and angered fans

UltraViolet: DRM by any other name still stinks

DRM is far more damaging than piracy – Super Meat Boy developer

Music piracy is down: A lesson for Hollywood

New research: music piracy should not be a “concern for copyright holders”

Don’t Like Content Exclusivity? Get Used To It

Grappling With Storage Space

On the fifth episode of Series 2, Clinton is joined by Chris Oaten to discuss strategies for managing digital photos and features we'd like to see in Aperture 4.

Thanks to Chris for taking time out of his day to join me on the show, you can find Chris on Twitter and Facebook and you can find his work on the Insight Visuals Facebook page and at Insight Visuals

And special thanks to Benjamin Alexander for cleaning up the audio on this episode.

Show notes

Aperture 3

Lightroom 5

World Tennis Challange

Self-Driving Zeppelin

On the fourth episode of series 2, Clinton is joined by Jason Snell to discuss things related The Incomparable Podcast, including how the panelists find time to consume all the media talked about on the show, the versatility of podcasting as a medium, critiqing art, what qualifies as art, the strengths of different story telling mediums and why superhero comics might be unappealing to new readers.

Clinton and Jason also discuss why reading may or may not be important, how liturature should be deployed in schools and Obligatory Shakespere.

Filling out the tech portion of the show, Jason shares his thoughts on the much rumoured half-height Mac Pro and the tale of two Googles.

Thanks for joining me on the show, Jason, it was an honour to have you on.

You can follow Jason on Twitter and find his work on Macworld, PCWorld, Greenbot, TechHive and The Incomparable

Show notes

Squarespace, Podcasting and Social Media

How I Sold Your Mother

Bashing Two Action Figures Together

Video Games Can Never be Art