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MacBreak 74: Hot Lips and Hawkeye

MacBreak Weekly 74: Hot Lips and Hawkeye


Hosts: Leo Laporte, Merlin Mann, Andy Ihnatko, and Rich Siegel


A look back at Macworld, Office spreads out, MacHeist, .Mac future bright and cloudy, certain gestures and more.

Here's a direct MP3 download of MBW 74.

I think this might be one of my favorite episodes of MacBreak Weekly. Say what you will about the podcast medium, it's amazing to be able to pull an articulate person like Rich Siegel into your conversation midway -- (~00:38:15) -- just via IM and a phone number. Very cool.

So. That said. I really want the promoters and developer-fans of MacHeist to have their opportunity to respond to what Rich (and we) had to say. Clearly we all think a lot of the Mac indie community, so it'd be valuable to continue the conversation in a way that's fair and civil for everybody.

Directions on how to get your voice heard appear around (~00:57:11) of this episode.

update 2008-01-25 08:21:01

Philip Ryu and Awaken's Jerry Brace will be on MacBreak Weekly next week to respond to Rich Siegel's criticisms of MacHeist in show 74.

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Thank you for the kind words on Unison

I was pleased and surprised to hear to talk about Unison. A funny coincidence is that I just said this morning to Benjamin Pierce (the lead developer) that I was seeing increased interest in Unison recently. Even though there are some rough edges, it's a cornerstone of my synchronization strategy between my 3 macs (along with other programs such as SyncTogether). I've been tempted several times by .Mac but I feel that it's still a bit too expensive.

If you feel it's too much advertising, you can remove the following ;-) People interested in checking Unison out can go to its main page, I host binaries compiled for OS X on my Unison page.




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