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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

05:47 min | Last week

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Mr david sparks. Hey steven today. I am great How how about you. Everybody good sparks household. Yeah we are. You know the the kids are getting well. The dollar number one. Just finished undergrad. So we're celebrating that and graham. Hey thank you. Mac power users audience. You guys helped me with your support over the years. I was able to get a kid through college without any debt. That's awesome now. She signed up for graduate school. So i'm gonna keep working number. Two just started her second quarter. Ucla and they're both home and we're just enjoying it. You know i mean. I'm sure they'll be gone soon enough. So we're trying to enjoy them while they're here. You're you're good The kids are back in virtual school. So you know the the internet connection is being taxed as ever gonna wife is also teaching. So it's you know a lot of video calls going on ever good how to had a quiet new year and so far quiet. Start to twenty twenty one. I feel real motivated. I just really wanted kicks him but this year and that includes making some great episodes of power users. Yeah they were starting often a good foot out. We should say though on more power users the membership version of the show which has no adds in extra content. We're gonna talk about your. Hopefully your ongoing mac experiment where we spoke. Last time about your. I met pro. And we're going to do with it and maybe you're gonna move to the in one and as we're gonna go get a chapter two of that saga in the members episode today. Yeah i can tell you that after we record last week i unplugged my mac pro and i went a week without it and it was an interesting week i'll you. I'm looking forward to hearing about that. But today the show's all about security and Of the nice things about having you on the shows a coast even as your experience as a former apple genius and this is one where stevens said look. I want to take charge of the outline. For the mac security show and gang. Steven wrote a book in the outline today. Nine nine page. Google doc which is quite long for us. But there's there's a lot of talk about and i think it's important. I mean we spoke a lot about this over the last almost year. Now a lot of us are spending a lot of time on the mac for everything now. It's our window to the world for a lot of people end so as we continue to use them for work and play and everything else. I think it's important to know what security is built in. And then we're going to get to some best practices and some things that we recommend to do on top of what apple provides but apple does have a really good foundation that they've built on over the last twenty years of mac. os ten. And i guarantee you if you stick with us this episode. You're going to know a lot. More about mac security than you than you did before you started. I know a lot more than when i started this document. I mean it was the scene in a beautiful mind or has all the papers up and there's push pins and red yarn going. That's what my studio looked like. When i was preparing for this except it was all. Pdf's out of devon think and apple documents all right. Well i think we just gotta dig in man. We got nine pages to get through. All right is really the beginning from the beginning of mac. Os ten that secure foundation as i call it has been there because right from the beginning. Os ten had a lot of stuff that classic mac os didn't really have some of. It was sort of glommed on at the end. You know mac os nine. It's versions but really some basic security has been built into the mac for a long time now. One thing. i didn't even really right about. Because it's it's it's a pretty slippery argument to get your hands around is the security through obscurity. The is just a smaller target for people. And so there's not as much malware four it Those definitely true in the beginning days of mac. Os ten when the install base was just a fraction of what it is now. But from the beginning because os ten was based on next technology had a unix. At its core it had all of the properties ready for things like App permissions so to install an application on the classic mac. Os do anything. Here's run it and with mac. os ten. You would need an admin password to install softwares offer. couldn't install itself behind your back and that really goes back to kind of the foundations. I mean when the original mac came of age. This wasn't a concern. I mean p people insult apps with a floppy disk funny looking floppy-disk at the time and copied it onto their drive or even just running from the floppy and the whole concept of these security problems just didn't exist so the original mac. Os grew up in an era where that was not an issue so it really was ill equipped for it. Yeah totally totally that's that's what What transpired but another big thing was multiple user support. Now apple had sort of duct tape this to the side of mac. Os nine but really mac os ten is where we got proper multiple multiple user support. That means that david nye. Sharon i mac and if i log in i can't see what's in his home folder and he can't see what's in my home folder we have distinct permissions around our files. And that is something that wasn't true in the classic mac. Os right if you had a family mac..

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

02:09 min | 3 weeks ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Hello and welcome back to mac power users. Her name. stephen hackett joined his always by my friend in yours. Mr david sparks. Hey steven how are you today. I'm good happy holidays. Happy new year. Yeah hope santa was good to you. Yeah i was a good boy. This year yeah. He came from my dog this year. Not for me. That's good good. Yeah our dog. Got a F- to toy that looks kind of like a crazed cartoon raccoon okay. I think it's probably the last like three weeks. She gets very pissed with those sorts of things. I it's funny. How dogs they the toy for them. They whatever they do to them in the factory the smell or whatever you're up a dog toy dog knows it. Yes agreed well either way. This is the end of the year episode today. We're going to talk a little bit about what happened in twenty twenty and what we see coming forward in two thousand twenty one. I'm actually looking forward to the shows. Kind of a new tradition since he joined amac power users. And it's something. I really like doing Before we get started because we at the new year this is a little cross promotion. I guess over on the focus. Podcast we partnered with the guys at new year in e. y. a. r. And they make these amazing kind of wall calendars where they put twelve months on a single sheet. And the layout is really great and mike. And i did deal with them. Where they they made a focused themed wall calendar and this year it is dry race which is really cool and we talk about unfocused. But i thought maybe the maccari's listeners might be interested to want to put a wall. Calendar upper twenty twenty one Of course the week starts on monday with our calendar you can dry race and i find it very useful. I having a big calendar. The walls a good way to say no to things. 'cause you see how busy you are and i think that's that's worth the price of admission that anyway we'll put lincoln shuts for that. But we're here. I think today to start talking about apple's twenty twenty. What a year they had here..

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

05:39 min | Last month

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Stephen hackett and i'm joan is always by my friend and yours. Mr david sparks. Hello steven how are you today buddy. I am good assay. Raf the back. Congratulations it's going to be fine. Thanks yeah i mean. I been working on this new paperless guide for about six months and so happy to to ship it. Yeah i You keep me up to date you know we kind of bounce ideas off each other off the air all the time and i know you've been hard at work on this one than your issue with your pack kinda got in the way at the last minute frustrating. Yeah it was kind of frustrating you know whatever takes the Actually it was kind of good. Because when the i mak fried i was at the point where i thought it was terrible. I hated everything and having a little break of a week and then coming back to like oh. This is actually pretty good so good. You know how you get that point with a project where you hate. Yeah almost every time. I publish Youtube video by the time i publish i hate it. I get it out of here. You know yeah. I understand if you go back and watch it in a week. You're like oh not bad not too bad so anyways yes so we were talking about the paperless workflow. You have a new filled guide. That came out Several days ago and this one's kind of especially we get sentimental for a second talk about the background of this. Yeah it was. Paperless was the first thing i did on my own. I did a two books for widely press ipad. Had at work and mac at work and it was cool going into the bookstore in your book on the shelf. I always felt like those books. Didn't have what i really wanted. I wanted to show people how to do things and you know widely was there. Were very nice to me. But they'd be like okay. You get three screenshots to show this whole thing. And i'd like that's not enough but you know that's just the way it is so this first paperless field guide was a kind of a leap for me and it worked and people liked it and that year apple gave it the best of the bookstore ward and it was kind of awesome but there were still a lot. I wanted to cover that. I never was able to can have the same limitation with the With the i. Bookstore the biggest size your book could be would be two gigabytes and so i had about one point five gigabytes of video in that in about a half a gig of the other stuff and you know there was still a bunch of stuff i had to cut. But now that. I'm doing these. On my own is video guides this seven gigabytes so seven hours and seven gigabytes. So i basically. I was able to just unload on paperless with this new version. Yeah i really think that even maybe more so than some of your others. This shows the strength of the platform. You're using now where you always kinda fighting with author of course in printed books. You can't have video. That's that's a problem there so it is. It is cool to see like you really flexing what this what this new system can do for you. Yeah it's it's great. It's ninety five videos about seven hours and it just really gave me the space to cover everything the way i want. I good example. I was looking at it this morning in the original field guide. I had to pages on devon thing in why it's a good solution for paperless workflow but it was really difficult to do a lot. Because i didn't have enough space in the book to add more and in this new one. I have fifteen hours of video using devon thing for paperless workflow and. It's just like you couldn't do that before and That's kinda great to be able to do that. So and the the other thing that's changed since the last time i did it. Is you know the emergence of the mobile platforms and mobile apps. So this field guide is really designed. And i've done this on the last several separate sections for mobile versus mac and it tries to explain how to do all the workflows on both platforms so sample. Maybe i wanna do my capture with my iphone. But i wanna do my processing mac or maybe i want to do the whole thing on my iphone my ipad. There's a path for you through this course no matter what platform you're on for each of the tasks you wanna do and that was pretty great being able to put that together. That really wasn't a thing in twenty twelve rally being able to scan documents with the phone. The cameras weren't nearly as good but there really wasn't a lot of great software. Then i didn't really thought about the difference between the first version of this and then this new version but yeah that's a big change for sure. It will even like one of the problems. With the first time i covered. Paperless was in twenty twelve. What you really needed to have a effective paperless. Workflow is a four hundred dollar scanner. I mean there was just not a way round right and now you can do it with a ten dollar app. You don't need a by scanner. I cover scanners in it but One of the points that came out for me and making the course was you could get by. In fact most people could get by without a scanner at this point. Yeah that's that's definitely true. We've got a flatbed scanner. But if it died i it's not something i would like rush out to go replace because most of the time needed to scan a bill or a letter or something. I just pull out my phone and do it. Yeah and in this case cover document scanners and if you need a document scanner you know it. You know if you're going through hundreds of pages a day or whatever but if you get the occasional bill in the mail just getting up your good. The other thing is nice about this one was i. I've really kind of evolved. The whole learn dot max bark course system. I've got better at it over the years and select now day. one everything is captioned..

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

06:32 min | 2 months ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Mac power users episode five hundred sixty two the first apple silicon macs low. Welcome back to mac power users. My name is stephen hackett. I'm joined his always but my friend in yours. Mr david sparks. Hey steven are you excited about these new apple silicon macs. I am so jacked up about this. I know we've been talking about this for a really long time and it's here so we're going to get into these this new system and everything apple is doing But we want to open the show with something really special. We've been able to sit down and interview kurt. Night is senior director platform product marketing and apple. We gotta spend about half an hour with kurt talking about the m one and big sur. What it all means At this point to say that we're talking about apple silicon macs today in the next week on episode five sixty three will be talking all about macos big sur. It's out now. Our advice always is to maybe give new. Os as a little bit of time before you move to them especially in a production environment. But we're really get into that next week. Some excited about this interview with kerr. The kind of bridges. Both of those things that i think about kurt is. He's been using apple silicon macs for some time. So not only. Can you kinda give us apples end of what they did and why but he also talk to us about using it. Which i don't think many people have done yet. Yeah so We will let you enjoy this interview and we'll be back in just a minute to gang. We are really excited. Today we are joined by kurt. Night is a senior director platform product. Marketing and apple. Kurt thank you for joining us today. Oh thank you. I'm excited to be here. A. says exciting week for us. Yeah yeah so. Let's let's jump right into that. We've got apple. Silicon macs with the m one and of course mac os eleven. Big sur is here as well. I thought maybe we could start with big sur. I think what most people will notice right off the bat. Is this beautiful new design. It's a big departure. You know aqua has evolved over the years and big serves a big leap forward. What led to this happening now. Why is now moment of for this change. Your i mean as you say this is a big year. Not only because of that big design. You mentioned a big year for the update with what we're doing with apps like sfar messages. Obviously we're supporting the move to apple silicon with 'em one with mark that with you know i think a pretty big momentous name big sur as well as that shift to version eleven and i think that's something for me that's in a pretty special started apple. When mac os ten was in beta and so moving diversion eleven right so it's a real milestone and i think that milestone really deserved a step back and to serve reconsider you know operating system and it wasn't a change for change's sake. I think what we did was really to carefully consider you know how everything should be To make sure replying that craft at the design team has And they have consistency right both consistency. Within mac os right there's little things like every griffin symbol in tool bars and sidebars controls have all been redrawn so that they're in completely consistent across the system and it's the type of thing that i think actually sort of the hallmark of great design in terms of its instantly familiar. It's not jarring at all when you jump in it kind of feels in its proper place. I notice it the most when i go back to a system. That's not on big sur. And that's that's what i noticed like. Wow how i feel like the new designs to so the fresh in occur. It's interesting because when you made the switch to intel. The whole narrative was look. Nothing's changed sheer mac. Looks exactly the same and with this change. This really feels like apple is just turning the page and saying the mac is entering a new era the the underlying chip processors different and superior and the operating system itself has taken on a new look. And that's a very different approach. And again i don't think it's changed for change is sake you know this really. Is that honoring the mac right. And that's the things like bringing back the boot chime. Just bring back the boot chime like we remastered everything everything's higher quality than it was before We kept that sort of attention to detail right so there's also consistency across platforms because you know vast majority of mac users also have an iphone and ipad and so having consistency of things like app icons is super valuable so when he moved from one device to the next. There's no sort of mental overhead. It's really natural but we still wanted to do then way that was special to the mac. Quitting look at the icons are still lose. You know details and hidden surprises when he looked the mail icon you. You see the fine detail of apple park california and the zip code. You know etched on the flap in the you know. The hammer next coat has the inscribed in the tip of its handle So there's still all those details it's that's really honoring everything that we love about the mac and what are the points you make. There is that you know the consistency with the other platforms. But now we are getting the other platform apps on the mac which is kind of awesome. You know So we got iowa's and ipad apps coming to the mac. What do you see or some of the benefits for users and developers with this change. Well for consumers day one they're going to have hundreds of thousands of new apps they can use right. That's new games more content. They can watch more apps for just.

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

06:13 min | 2 months ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Hey. Everybody sparky here. We had some issues with Luke's audio in this week's episode, but the episode is really good content and Luke's got a lot of good ideas. So hang in there with us and we'll have the audio sorted out next week. Mac Power Users episode five hundred sixty workflows with Luke beaudouin. Hello and welcome back to Mac power users. My name is Stephen Hackett and I'm joined by Mr David Sparks Hey. Steven, how are you today I am good David. How're you doing, right? Yeah we're. We're fine. I'm looking out my window at the Silverado Canyon Wildfire about three and a half miles from my house, but the winds blowing the other direction. So I think I'll make it to the end of the broadcast. That's good Yeah. We we have everyone affected by that in our thoughts and if you have to run out the door we will, well, let's be honest. We're just going to carry on without you. We love you but we're just gonNA keep going. I'm I am not going to burn down gang I'm fine. We're used to dealing with these things down here. But one problem that occasionally happens is that the power company will turn off power in the area because when the fires hit those stations, you know bad things happen so. There's a possibility will disappear today but hopefully okay. But if they strike you down, you come back even stronger. Yes, I will. And I really appreciate that you went there Stephen. Hey I've got. You know I can I can play that game. Right real quick before we get to are awesome guests this week just one note where we normally have A. More power user segment at the end of the show for our members. If you're not a member, you can sign up relay dot FM SLASH NPR view. this week though we've decided, we're going to have that segment as part of the public show as well to give everybody a bit of a taste of what we normally do in that segment. You know we gang we really aim for these shows to be. Evergreen where you can listen to these interviews years. Later, if we talk about drafts that should be good as long as drafts around, we really work hard on that but in more power user Dave and I, get to loosen up a bed and talk about. More current things going on. So this time we're GonNa talk about my iphone twelve pro I've got it here on my desk and. Get into that and why didn't go with the Max even though I told everybody who listens it, I was going to do that. So keep an eye out for that at the end of the show. And I've also had hands on daughter's iphone twelve standard I. Guess you call it. So I've got thoughts on that as well. Cool. Luke we have been wanting to get you on the show for a long time and and Steven I feel like you southern his name I probably did yeah. But the but I'm not get I'm french-canadian can't get right. Look. How do you pronounce? Thanks for having me on the show, it's a pleasure to your french-canadian well but on my mom's side. Yeah that's fantastic. squinty eyes to prove it But do luke is a cognitive scientist and a MAC enthusiast which to me is like a golden combination for the Mac power users. But be before we get started Lucas Kinda. Give us a little bit of your background me. How did you get into apple stuff in in become a cognitive scientists at the same time Well, my first degree was in psychology and I taught myself to type on a typewriter and did my first year essays low in the eighties. With, that and then of course, I recognize that it the I'd have a competitive advantage if I had a MAC. And I did consider windows but I was immediately drawn to the for reasons that are hard to remember but probably have to do with the elegance and beauty and all that saw my by my second year I had a Mac and I just learned how to use it and was not a computer scientist I would just Learned that it was a tool that could extend my my productivity I. Don't know that I was using the term at that time, but might performance and entity kind of fell in love with it actually. So So that's how it started. Now was that the original mattress or like in that first generation. Dating Myself, it's a Mac plus and I did before graduating get a Mac se thirty which I really loved with me to Britain I did my PhD I at Sussex University in cognitive science and then the University of Birmingham. Is My supervisor move up there and I decided to move with him. So I was hanging out with Geeks there and I noticed they could do some very magical things and I was in awe of Shell. Scripts. Etcetera. So I learnt with them from them and I. You know it's These were they had UNIX. We had UNIX workstations at laps, and at home I'd work on my Mac So so I tend to work at night late into the night with the UNIX workstations in a programming language called Pop Levin, which is actually quite conducive for thinking about the mind and also for Productivity because so extensible that I didn't hear anything you said, 'cause you said se thirty in that's the one that got away from. Sitting here, thinking about it Stephen how hard would it be for me to get a working se thirty and twenty twenty I mean they're definitely out there the problem with especially compact Max is that people want a lot of money for working ones now too much money in my estimation there definitely out there you know you need to. Treat yourself sometime David Oh. Man I. I don't know even know where it put it. My Mom's a geek and. She's kept. She's also lawyer by the way she might have an se thirty and there you. Make WanNa get rid of him her she v Plus we used and the question for Stephen is does she have was that what's that once even the Beta? that. The one was that one. You know they searched over. Yeah. Yeah. So when they switched over to. The last processor up grow yes. The Intel Development.

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

01:45 min | 4 months ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Hello and welcome back to Mak power users my name, Stephen. Hackett, and I'm joined his. But my in yours Mr David sparks hey steven how are you today? I'm good. It's. It's nice outside like Philip the south or making the turn to fall, which is great like I had my windows open and I'm enjoying the cooler weather. I've had a lot of listeners right me asking about the proximity of the wildfires to the sparks home and were fine. We're totally safe the only downside for us is that the air quality is horrible. So like my usual hiking and outdoor stuff, I do I I don't even just going out with the dog for thirty minutes. I can just feel it in my lungs. So we got bad air quality, but we're safe. Good I'm glad it's a it's scary. Time out there. You know I know we've got listeners and people even in the relay community dealing with this up close and Stephanie Scary Time Yeah it's I've been there. We've had close fires in it's no fun. So My. Heart goes out to everybody that's dealing with the stuff. So. Stephen we're going to talk today about Rita later. But before we get started, we've got some announcements. Yeah we do. So we've been talking a lot about saint jude, this fall and As we as Sodas. Released just a couple of days ago was the podcast with on the versus even talking right now hasn't gone through the podcast on yet how's it went? Well, he did great man I my back my machine and I was so impressed good job I think you. We have raised a whole lot of money for Saint Jude, and that is because of the generosity of relay FM family. Donated yet encourage you to the fundraisers, GonNa. Go on all.

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

05:24 min | 7 months ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Ww DC and data. Season is upon us every year. I, <hes> I, him in Haw, and I always install all the Betas usually. We don't cover them a lot. Until <hes> the we're closer to release, but because of this year that changes are so significant, and people are just so interested in the stuff that <hes> Steven and I, both kind of made a point to go a little crazy with Beta installs <hes>, and we've been using them now for a weekend. I thought it'd be fun to report how these features are working and. And given. This is Betas with some of this stuff could change, but you know. Let's kind of dive in deep on it I will say you've gone a little deeper than I have so the pool right I'm swimming in the pool. You did a cannonball from the top of your house into the deep end. Oh, I did I. Did I I wrote a post in the payers forum saying Hey Steven I've gone a little crazy with the bait. If you've got questions, let us know and a team. Oh, wrote crazy like install watch os Beta. And <hes> one of us did I'll give you one guess. Not, me. Like I had actually Rosemary. <hes> went in that pool I I said well. Did you watch blow up anything? She says well when I wash my hands at once crash, but otherwise it's been fine, and like you know it and also I feel kind of cavalier this year because I'm home, not traveling. <hes> if if my phone gets to messed up I can always unwind. The Beta I'm. Home doesn't matter that much so I. I didn't feel that bad about it, so so let's just <hes>. Let's list the devices right <hes>. What have you got? The BETAS installed on, so I've got the Beta on a external SSD that. I'm booting my macbook pro from I, need my fro some later this year, so I'm not willing to put the bait on at directly yet. And running it on my I've had many other. My leverage IPAD PRO is probably going to succumb to it. By the time this episode comes out <hes> out of my phone, and the definitely not my Mac pro <hes>. The this machine is where I make my living, and it will stay on Catalina for some time, but yes. I'm playing with it kind of getting my. Getting in the pool. I spent more time with it on the Max I've got thoughts around that, but. I want to get back. Somebody said a second ago. The interest in Beta cycle is way higher than it normally feels like. And maybe that's because a lot of people aren't home. Life's a little bit slower now. It's because like big Sur in particular is a huge change having we just on your iphone. Who Change like there's a lot of things that are really attractive about these Betas. Wherein some years it's like yeah, it's better, but you know. You can live without it for three more months. Some of the stuff people want to really experience now. Yeah, agreed. And <hes> and there is kind of some themes to these Betas as we go through it. In the show today I started with the Beta on my is because I have two IPAD pros because I'm that guy so I started with a on the big IPAD pro and it was running fine, and then it quickly cascaded over a couple of days. And I put it on the laptop, so I had big Sur on the laptop in it on the IPAD. Then <hes> suddenly I had it on the second IPAD I had on my own. I also put it on my Mac pro because we have a the way. The recording situation is right now in the sparks headquarters. Has You know there's there's four people living in fifteen hundred square feet and <hes> so? My studio isn't really where I'm recording shows where my I MAC PRO is. It's where I do all the edits and all that stuff, but I'm not doing the recording there <hes>. My old studio has been turned into my daughter's. Daughter's bedroom, but we have an extra in there, and that is the kind of recording machine I'm sitting at it right now, so my fancy Mike and Everything so that one is not upgraded or or running Betas, but but but the all the others should Max. The to Max I own are and then a few days ago I. Put on the watch, too. Because I as I told Rosemary and the automakers. If it breaks, it's her fault. But it's you know so, I, I've been reading on everything. This one thing that you may have heard in the news is these are pretty stable Betas I. think partly because wwe came later. This is more like Beta or Beta three in normal year. That being said do as we say, we do. Don't don't know these. If you need to get your work done Yada Yada Yada Yeah. I, mean they're still developer Betas. At this point, you have to have a developer account. The Public Beta will be in July. That's when they're more widely accessible and usually in the past. At least it's been to developer bills for everyone public Betas so. Developer Beta two or three be public Beta one and there'll be a couple of developer builds and then. A couple more puppets, this sort of tiktok approach, and just because this Betas good doesn't mean the next one will be in fact very often. They get worse before they get better. So yeah, do what we say like. Let us take the pain and you know if you have a spare me, shake my head many if it bursts into flames, that'd be sad, but it's not the end of the world. Then <hes> yeah, I think it's fine to play with on that, but definitely out of production machine now something you need for work because you can this situation where the you know, it's always like the one happy really need the one workflow you really depend on. That's the one that's broken for months. That'll get you.

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

07:43 min | 7 months ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Yours Mr David Sparks Hello Mr Hackett. How are you today? I am good. This is going to be a fun one. Yes, all my devices are running a little hotter. Their batteries are burning a little faster, but I'm having so much fun. That's good. Before we get to the the Beta season, because that is officially started now and apple, and in a big way, we spoke a couple of episodes ago about the Really FM membership program and Mac power users going to be taking part of that starting in July so. What we're GONNA be offering recalling more power users, a very clever David that name at whiteboards and consultants, and we came up with it pretty good right it costs thousands of dollars come up with that name, so please join so I can pay off their brand more power user so What this is GonNa be is if you become a Mac, power users member. You will receive an ad free version of the show. And at least once a month, David Noggin me doing extra segment covering the news. You know one thing about Mac power users as we talk about the news here and sometimes we try, but it's kind of a weird fit for our format. So he said look. We can do it for members at least once a month. If stuff's bigger I, think we'll do it more often kind of talking about the news through the Lens of MPU. Yes, and I am super excited that we can bring some extra content, and for those of you that are trying to get through your daily faster, and you don't want to listen to the ads there you go. There's an option for you. Yes, so we will have in the next episode will have directions of how to sign up and everything but kind of onto put on everyone's radar That will start in. July I'm super. Excited me too, and if you don't WanNa, be member. That's okay. We still have the show. You'RE GONNA. Get The ads, but you know we got to pay the bills. The forms are still going to be there. The you know the newsletter. All the stuff we do for Mac power uses GonNa, continue just as before, but if you want to help, support us, when appreciate it, and and you get E-. Bonuses for that? Yeah, nothing about the relief of membership is taking things away. It's about adding new things for member so yep. All right, so sign up, guys. We're going to start that in July, and the Stephen I have some some great ideas and I'm I'm really looking forward to starting that kind of that era of Mac power users. Yeah, buddy, you know I, I haven't said this publicly, but I am so thankful for how great you've been on. The show can I send a nice. A Little Journal era. Things I'm thankful for today. By was thankful Stephen Accurate because you know. We had big transition from Katie to you, and it's just been so seemless, and you've been a great help with the show and all the stuff you do man. It's great having you aboard it's it's so much fun. I cannot believe it's been. A year and a half. But yeah, it's it's so much fun and I really feel super lucky to be year so. Could tell I just got an email from someone saying I really like the new kid. Anyway so ww DC and data. Season is upon us every year. I, I, him in Haw, and I always install all the Betas usually. We don't cover them a lot. Until the we're closer to release, but because of this year that changes are so significant, and people are just so interested in the stuff that Steven and I, both kind of made a point to go a little crazy with Beta installs and we've been using them now for a weekend. I thought it'd be fun to report how these features are working and. And given. This is Betas with some of this stuff could change, but you know. Let's kind of dive in deep on it I will say you've gone a little deeper than I have so the pool right I'm swimming in the pool. You did a cannonball from the top of your house into the deep end. Oh, I did I. Did I I wrote a post in the payers forum saying Hey Steven I've gone a little crazy with the bait. If you've got questions, let us know and a team. Oh, wrote crazy like install watch os Beta. And one of us did I'll give you one guess. Not, me. Like I had actually Rosemary. went in that pool I I said well. Did you watch blow up anything? She says well when I wash my hands at once crash, but otherwise it's been fine, and like you know it and also I feel kind of cavalier this year because I'm home, not traveling. if if my phone gets to messed up I can always unwind. The Beta I'm. Home doesn't matter that much so I. I didn't feel that bad about it, so so let's just Let's list the devices right What have you got? The BETAS installed on, so I've got the Beta on a external SSD that. I'm booting my macbook pro from I, need my fro some later this year, so I'm not willing to put the bait on at directly yet. And running it on my I've had many other. My leverage IPAD PRO is probably going to succumb to it. By the time this episode comes out out of my phone, and the definitely not my Mac pro The this machine is where I make my living, and it will stay on Catalina for some time, but yes. I'm playing with it kind of getting my. Getting in the pool. I spent more time with it on the Max I've got thoughts around that, but. I want to get back. Somebody said a second ago. The interest in Beta cycle is way higher than it normally feels like. And maybe that's because a lot of people aren't home. Life's a little bit slower now. It's because like big Sur in particular is a huge change having we just on your iphone. Who Change like there's a lot of things that are really attractive about these Betas. Wherein some years it's like yeah, it's better, but you know. You can live without it for three more months. Some of the stuff people want to really experience now. Yeah, agreed. And and there is kind of some themes to these Betas as we go through it. In the show today I started with the Beta on my is because I have two IPAD pros because I'm that guy so I started with a on the big IPAD pro and it was running fine, and then it quickly cascaded over a couple of days. And I put it on the laptop, so I had big Sur on the laptop in it on the IPAD. Then suddenly I had it on the second IPAD I had on my own. I also put it on my Mac pro because we have a the way. The recording situation is right now in the sparks headquarters. Has You know there's there's four people living in fifteen hundred square feet and so? My studio isn't really where I'm recording shows where my I MAC PRO is. It's where I do all the edits and all that stuff, but I'm not doing the recording there My old studio has been turned into my daughter's. Daughter's bedroom, but we have an extra in there, and that is the kind of recording machine I'm sitting at it right now, so my fancy Mike and Everything so that one is not upgraded or or running Betas, but but but the all the others should Max. The to Max I own are and then a few days ago I. Put on the watch, too. Because I as I told Rosemary and the automakers. If it breaks, it's her fault. But it's you know so, I, I've been reading on everything. This one thing that you may have heard in the news is these are pretty stable Betas I. think partly because wwe came later. This is more like Beta or Beta three in normal year. That being said do as we say, we do. Don't don't know these. If you need to get your work done Yada Yada Yada Yeah. I, mean they're still developer Betas. At this point, you have to have a developer account. The Public Beta will be in July..

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

07:25 min | 10 months ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"As always by Fernan yours. Mr David sparks. Hey Steven how are you today? Pretty good not good working from home. You know doing the thing. I note that we're doing the show about working from home in episode five thirty when most people go home. So what does that mean stars aligned and we plan that. Katy and I pawned that episode three. We said we'll do the working from home one but we have to wait until it's five thirty. We're going to wait two and a half years two incidents Yeah we're going through some really terrible stuff right now and I know some listeners. I've heard from some of you and I know you're going through really terrible stuff right now and we feel bad and everybody feels kind of bad about this but we don't WanNa make the show about that today. We just WanNa talk about working from home because a lot of people are doing it now. That happened already been doing in the immediate past here sure. Suddenly it's a thing and we wanna take a Mac nerd working from home show. That's right. Yeah dislike everything else that we talk about technology can make this easier more efficient less frustrating. And so we're going to kind of take our combined ten years of experience you know we both working for home about five years taking that experience and pouring it into this episode. We've also heard from a lot of listeners of some folks that work in large companies that have never been required work from home and also heard from a remarkable number of teachers that are trying to plan online lesson plans and we are going to some of the content today is for you for this Edmund Readiness. We've done some research and got some ideas on how to get that that work done as well so we're going to try and take a nerd approach to working from home. But because I'm me we're going to start with the hippie stuff that's right. There's a whole episode of focused. That just released a few days ago on this very topic so if you want like the full hour and a half on it go there but a couple of things. I think that stand out and I know Stephen you've been working on this stuff too is just When you start suddenly a planting yourself in a different pot whether you're just working from home or or as a solo were for a big company or as a teacher. I think one of the first things you need to pay attention to as routines when you make those switches yeah. I think that's huge. It's so easy to fall into summer break mode as I like to call it where you know sleeping late your shower in it at lunchtime. You do some stuff in the afternoon and it's really important when you're at work to be at work even if that's at home so for me. It's having a start time every morning where I'm in the office usually around nine o'clock every morning sometimes. It's a little bit earlier submitted a little bit later but I aim for nine every day and that means that I've gotten up. I've showered getting the kids ready about breakfast. I've done anything in the house at a make that transition to work and I have found that to be super useful especially as someone who's not really a morning person like I sometimes struggle to get going in the mornings and having that time it's not a clock it's time for work has really been useful to me over the years. Yeah but one of the advantages there is. Because you're working at home you don't necessarily have to start in the morning. The Alwar cares about is that you get the work done and I know. Sometimes you've got meetings or commitments in the morning. But you will have more flexibility with your schedule. So maybe you sleep until nine and you start work at ten or eleven I think that can be really helpful and a great experiment because one of the biggest problems everybody has is not getting enough sleep. makes a huge difference. I mean I was talking to Mike about this on focused right after we had the time change where suddenly I found myself getting an extra hour of sleep and it was like it changed my world. You'll learn this and you know it like an intellectual level but you have to experience it once in a while to remind yourself. Oh wait a second. I was not getting enough sleep and feel the studies. Not Getting enough. Sleep is almost like walking around intoxicated. All the time. And you're supposed to get your work done. Just doesn't work so you've got an option here but I start timing in time important. But maybe you've got some flexibility as to when it is and what you may have not had before. So that's something that try One of the big takeaways for me is suddenly. You don't have a commute time. You know if you've been going to work but now you're working from home for a little while you've got this gift of commute time and you could use that to get extra sleep. I think a really good way to use. It is to make a plan. Sit Down every day and say these are the five things. I'm going to get done today. These are the blocks of time. I'M GONNA use to get them done and I'm going to be a monster in. They're going to wonder at work how I am so productive at home so make a plan and you may be surprised how much that helps. I think too about the lack of a commute. A lot of people wasted tha that time just gets absorbed somewhere else. I like what you said about using it to make a plan I think also be useful to have something to like to mode switch between work and home and so for me at the end of my work day. I'd take a few mindful minutes before I go in for the evening. And you know that's not necessarily like you know sort of hardcore meditation but just you know five or six minutes of disquiet time by myself breathing. Just end that has been really useful to meet for me. Be Able to switch off the work and then go in and be with the family. It doesn't have to be that it can be. It can be exercise. It can be. Hey you know after work before dinner. I'm going to go walk around. You know walk around the block if you can do that safely or or something to some sort of line of demarcation to start the day because the commute does that really well right. If you're on the train or in the car for twenty minutes you have that buffer and at home that gets you race and I find it very useful to have those transition periods so I can turn sort of you know boot up the work stuff in my brain and then turn it off and go and be present with my family to some sort of routine some sort of transition again. I found to be very useful and Also I think kind of in that is the idea of context shifting and different locations Stevens. Really lucky he's got a separate structure in his backyard. We would equal at the Mat. Shed what's the name of your headquarters? I kind of call it the studio but it needs a better name like it definitely needs a title. I like the MAC cave. You know like a play on the bat cave scared that gave his good. I think listeners. We should really work on this workshop. This in the forums. Perfect by next episode. We're going to have a name for Stevens headquarters. I'm so afraid we're GonNa vote and that's going to be a you're just GONNA be stuck with it right okay. Yeah I you know. I'm a man of the people voice and Anyway you do have a Mac cave which is cool so you really can contact. Shift the Kids Board Games and the TV are in the house and you gotta go outside where you podcast a lot of us. That are now working from home. Don't have that benefit It's hard And now it's even harder because we're not the only person that's only working from home just right in my at my house. I've got kids attending online school. My wife is doing Disney work In regular zoom meetings and me doing my thing all in.

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

13:06 min | 11 months ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Hello and welcome back to make power users. I am Stephen Hacking. I'm joined his always by my friend in yours. Mr David sparks. Hey Steven how are you today? I am great. It's so it's a day off for a lot of us here in the US. The kids are home running around. That's kind of a fun. Day was not a day off man. You're recording a podcast with me. It is true and we have a special guest as well Andrew. Welcome to the show. Hey thanks for having me Andrew. You do all sorts of cool stuff. The we are going to get to But a couple of weeks ago. I launched a new podcast. I didn't mention it here and then David got onto me for not mentioning it here so I guess this is the part where I talk about about. It is my new show. Hit A new thing. People want to hear about it. Yeah it is called flashback. It's a show here on really. Fm with my friend Quinn Nelson. That name sounds familiar. He's Tech Youtuber. He did that video. That made the rounds a several weeks ago where he completely disassembled a Mac. Pro like completely like no two screws. Were still in it completely taken apart when I've gotten to know each other over the last year or so and this podcast is is really a show about the past and so this first season we're talking about tech products and companies. That didn't succeed for whatever reason and we get into the reasons for that and what we can learn about them so episode. One which is up now is about The Newton PDA from apple in the nineteen nineties episode. Two which will be out a few days after this show will be about the Microsoft Zun. Their ipod competitor opening competitor. Air quotes because boy. The Zun was a rough. It was rough going well. It is the device that added the term squirt to the digital lexicon. So you've got that going for and it was brown over. That did we did so. I think it's a lot of funds if you enjoy the bits of history stuff I get to do here or on five pixels. Flashback Be Ripe Your Alley and what's fun about it? That most episodes aren't going to be about apple so we're working on an outline right now about this weird electric car. Gm did in the ninety s called the EV. One to a whole bunch of other stuff. The Google doc is very long with ideas so I would love if you will go check it out. I think everyone would enjoy it. It's an excellent show. I give it the Max. Barky two teams up. I just. It's just perfect. You know I listened to a lot of tech podcasts because I don't want to like color all my opinions for the show but you're this is great because it kind of outside of the usual. You know new cycle stuff and it's just a great show and and a great. Listen you guys got the length right to yeah. Yeah we're aiming for less than an hour episode so all right says the guy who makes a podcast. It's an hour and a half. Everyone just looked at how much time is left. He said that yeah. I know I mean that hurts. That hurts but we have a lot to cover Andrew Welcome to the show. Yeah thanks for having me again Andrew. You and I met last year in. Houston WE'RE GONNA be talking about your work and your this amazing photography that that I've enjoyed for quite a while now but tell us a little bit about yourself a little bit about your background before we get started. I've had an interest in astronomy since I was a kid. I grew up in the south and in Houston. I'm near NASA so I was part of the junior astronauts program where I got to meet the cosmonauts in the The astronauts that landed on the moon I always had an interest in astronomy but Didn't really take it seriously until about three years ago. My my grandfather. When I was young gave me a a telescope from sears and I never was able to see anything with that telescope. The Sky is vast and mostly empty. And so if you don't know what you're doing You can pretty much looking at all you want and never see anything at a friend told me once if you want to look at the moon get a pair Benach. You don't get a telescope. Yeah yeah actually. Pair of an Oculus is kind of difficult to us at times. Because you shake a lot whether you know it or not. It's just difficult to hold something steady when you're really zoomed in looking at object but In the same goes for telescopes. It really helps to have a sturdy telescope mount or something that can point four you so you're not having to hold. It wasn't until three years ago that I actually decided to buy a telescope and I researched it a little bit. I did not make a great choice but I made a pretty good choice in that. I bought a basically a computer controlled telescope which Allowed me to pointed at things that I would never have been able to find on my own These days telescopes come with computers. Built in and You can type in the name of an object or it's kind of identifier and it'll point right to where it is and that really up a world of possibilities for me And that's what kind of sparked my interest in really got me into it but I did In my past work for NASA one point I was there as the electronic print director during the shuttle days and I was in charge of mission critical Documents for the shuttle. So that was kind of like the flight cards for the astronauts blueprints one to one scale blueprints of shuttle parts all kinds of things That was pretty nice. I only did that for about a year before Landing my my dream job at the time which wasn't in space but was in video games Ended up working for Ziff Davis Publishing in Chicago on electron gaming monthly as their director. So my background is basically in graphic design and Mostly self taught. I went to the University of Houston for design but at the time they didn't really teach courses using computer design. I was heavily into Computers I had an apple two C. which I saved up for by mowing yards for several years. And that was my first computer. Really really got me into computers and From there you know I. I did have several. Pc's before coming back to the MAC in my professional career as a designer. You pretty much have to use a MAC so used a Mac for many years Designing magazines Electron Gaming Monthly Computer Gaming World. I moved out to San Francisco for a short time. I worked for a few DOTCOMS during the late nineties early. Two thousands in eventually found my way back to Houston where I started a family so and and finally picked up telescope. Got Back into it. Yeah Yeah and that's where you and I met so I've got a a show with Jason Snell liftoff and we cover the space industry and he and I were in Houston for thing last year and at a meet up. And that's where we're we first met and It's interesting how your story sort of has Houston space center sort of intertwined throughout both career and now sort of as this as his hobby For people who aren't real familiar with astro photography what is What's your working definition of the field? What can people expect to to see or get out of out of this? This form one thing that I did not know getting into. It is pretty much every Image I've seen on the Internet. I just assumed that was from the Hubble. I had no idea that people could take pictures like that using ground based telescope. In fact you don't even need a large telescope at all. The Hubble is a believe around sixteen feet in diameter and most people do not own telescopes that size. You know usually either. They're in the ballpark range of twelve inches or smaller in terms of the diameter of the telescope telescopes as small as Sixty millimeters across Which is I want to say. I think about two and a half or three inches. Those can take great images of nebulous in the sky and I had no idea that that was even possible. The everything I did not know is that it doesn't take a lot of equipment to actually get these images Certainly for there are some really complex kind of Deep Sky. Imaging that you can do. Which does require fairly robust setup but the for the average user you can basically take DSL are on a tripod with a really Fast Wide Angle Lens and you can take pictures of the Milky Way Obviously you can take pictures of the moon. It's a very bright object but deep sky photography is is possible with a With simple DSL. Are you can actually enhance that. A little bit your exposure time is limited with the diesel aren't tripod usually less than about twenty seconds which is not really enough to get Good Deep Sky Images. When I do image I can spend anywhere between ten hours and forty hours on single image but a DSL are you. You can add to that. Like Sky Tracker which is a relatively inexpensive piece of hardware which goes on your tripod and helps your DSL are track the stars as the earth rotates and that allows you to get images of galaxies and nebulous. Diesel are cool. Yeah and we'll get into more specifics as we as we go about but taking a step back from that what I enjoy so much about your work and other people in this field is that it gives us vision site into things in our in our Alexan- beyond that we don't get to see just by looking at the night sky whether naked eye that you're bringing these these worlds in these locations down to us in a way that is so inspiring and and honestly artistic but it is a a real image of a real thing out there in the sky. Oh yeah definitely I mean. There's there's an amazing amount of objects basically unlimited of things up there to see you just have to have the time in patients to Decide to take a picture of him. And if you're listening at home in front of a computer or device go to Mac Observatory Dot Com that's Andrews website and he's got as the equipment we talk about throughout the show. We got pictures of it up there and some of his amazing shots and and we'll put some into the the newsletter as well and shuts but it is incredible and like you said I was like you before we started prepping. The show always thought that it was always Hubble that I learned very early that you're not supposed to take pictures through the atmosphere of the stars. They'll never be good. Where apparently I was wrong. It does help to be an outer space when you take pictures but it can be done you know from land and there. Are you know the atmosphere? Kind of turbulence can slow down to some degree on certain days and You know based on how steady the temperature is and that helps take those photos from Earth you can still shoot through. Really turbulent atmosphere but Images will be slightly blurry. Does it matter like I know looking at the stars from city is harder than it is out in the country where there's all that extra light does that matter for this type of photography as well. It does definitely light. Pollution is is a huge hindrance to abstract photography. I actually live in a location just south of Houston. Which is if you search on the Internet. You can find Basically light pollution maps and You can look up where you live in you can see how much license.

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"mr david sparks" Discussed on Clockwise

Clockwise

01:34 min | 4 years ago

"mr david sparks" Discussed on Clockwise

"We'll connected likewise the podcast that we deserve buying you could go for his cheeks and snow and across the unit for me my guest co host this week as dan more in his traveling it's serenity called well below the load jason her you doing i like to have somebody in the east come just as a as a co host so you were you were a slightly north of where dan usually is but you did you know it's in the vicinity for from california perspective it's it's the right the right time zone slight yeah sure exactly right that's that's from i'm looking for i'm looking for some noon eastern to go with my nine pacific we are all as always joined by to wonderful guess to my left senior editor at times guy then of course one of my colleagues for many years at mack world it's still michaels i feel welcome back i thanks for having me i'll asked the same question i always asking a peer clock wise who cancelled i actually sought you out this time that's true sell it doesn't quite work no no answer oh and more most notably i'll say phil is still our most visited analyst at twenty episodes now well i know something to aspire to for everyone else including serenity who's of nineteen i know and and is this nineteen or is this twenty this is nineteen for you twelve how one step ahead to minor left is our others special guest for today it's of mack power users and free agents frame mr david sparks hello who did how do you hear david happy to be here all right for topics thirty minutes women's will get started i'll go first win.

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