Mike is our voice over guy and yes, he'd love to do some voice over work for you.
Hailing from the metropolis of Kitchener, Ontario, Mike headed to Ottawa to grab a Psych degree. While looking for some kind of practical use for a Psych degree, he enrolled in the post-grad copywriting program at Humber College. Upon graduation, Mike immediately began his career as a suit. And for five years, he wore his fancy suit to meetings at Bates Canada, Cossette and Maclaren McCann.
Then something happened.
Mike wanted his pencils back. So he burned his suit and started from scratch. Writing for smaller clients at first. A little spec. Some B-to-B. A freelance gig in Greece. Slowly but surely, Mike found his voice (pencils) again. And he misses not his suit.
Mike Vinakmens has been a guest on 24 episodes.
Episode 278: Introducing the Mac Pro Max
December 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
1.5 tb ram, 28 core, abbey road, activation lock, adobe illustrator, affinity by serif, agfa, alexander knox, amazon echo, apache, app store closure, apple card, apple music, apple tile, astropad, aws, ballad of john and yoko, batwoman, big bird, bmw, brainiac 5, brandon routh, brian kerbs, burt ward, car play, caroll spiney, casey & finnagen, cashew chicken, catalina, cbc, color studio, conversational ai, crisis on infinite earth, cups, customer support, daniel tiger, distressed, dr who, duke of york, emacs, ernie coobs, face id, flo & eddie, fourier, fred rogers, home pod, httpd.conf, idris alba, imagewriter, intel xeon w, ios 13, ios 13.3, jason mamoa, joe ceiplinski, john cryer, joy cons, kansas city, line feed printer, location services, mac mini, mac pro, mac pro max, margret hamilton, mark twain, marvelous mrs mazel, mississippi, missouri, more from orc, mr dressup, my dinner with jimi, nanotexture, new amsterdam, new yorker, no time to die, oscar the grouch, patina, perl, pro display xdr, project catalyst, python 3, rackmount, rick & morty, ruby, rypress, sally phelps, sasha baren cohen, see, self sizing, sesame street, smallville, spockcast, springfields, supergirl, switch, tablecell sizing, tam, tcc, the report, the six, the spy, the turtles, tim conroy, tom sawyer, ultra wide band, urlrequest, uwb, vi, watergate, wicked witch of the west, will weaton, zsh
We find out what Jaime was up to last week. Our fact check covers using the Switch Pro Controller, the other Margret Hamilton and line feed printers. We also talk about Mr Dressup and remember Caroll Spinney. We follow up on the iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler, App Store Connect Holiday Schedule, BMW's CarPlay about-face, 59 Shortcuts for Emacs 23.2.1, and Fourier transform for dummies. The Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR are now available for order. We continue on the ethical implications of conversational AI and the patina of our Apple Cards. iOS 13 brings easier crypto APIs with the CryptoKit framework. Self Sizing Table View Cells In Interface Builder. Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2, iOS, and iPadOS 13.3. Picks: Python for Beginners
Episode 277: Math Porn
December 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 27 mins
5g, abbey road: super deluxe edition, affinity publisher, air pods pro, apollo, apollo 11, apple awards, apple tv+, back blaze, bandwidth, ben sandovski, best buy, biilie elish, cgm, clean my mac, darknoise, derived data, drobo, ed, edge, eero, elon musk, emacs, escape key, final cut pro, for all mankind, fourier, game controllers, giles martin, guidance computer, gym book, health kit, home kit, home pod, iot, la cantina, macbook pro 16, marginal revolution, margret hamilton, miniled, mmwave, moleskin, my friend ed, nintendo switch, notability, one note, open source, orbi mesh router, oura, paul hudson, qualcomm, remap caps lock, series 4, setapp, smart keyboard, space x, spectre, steam controllers, sub6g, swiftui, switch pro controller, t-mobile, taqueria los pericos, ted gioia, the servant, touch type, uicollectionview, uiviewrepresentable, ulysses, vi, wemo plugs
This week Alexis Gallagher returns to geek out on iOS and math. Prompted by askMTJC from Mike Hendley we discuss using keyboards on the iPad and Macs. 7 Awesome Open Source SwiftUI Projects To Inspire You. Mini LED technology will be coming to MacBooks and iPads in the near future. Apple will release at least four new iPhones with 5G and OLED displays. Apple launches Apple Music and well as App and Games Awards. Do we care about new HomeKit integrations? It is now too late to order engraved AirPods Pro for Christmas. Does iOS 13 on iOS and tvOS support Nintendo Switch Pro controllers or not? Paul Hudson reviews the new MBP in terms of Swift compile times. Picks: How to free up space on your developer Mac, The Apollo Guidance Computer, 13 Minutes to the Moon, Ted Gioia’s best Music of 2018 - Apple Music playlist, GymBook, Oura, sleep-tracking Ring. After Show: Apple TV+ shows, Affinity Publisher, Spectre, Moleskin notes and Home Pod.
Episode 276: Ok Boomer
November 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
affinity photo, airpower, alpha go, anagram, big mountain studios, bill nye, black box problem, black friday, book of why, bowling for columbine, counterfactual causation, dad jokes, data detectors, derived data, developer advocates, digital darkroom, disney, eaton centre apple store, feature flags, gordon fontenot, hacking with swift, hey dingus, insta-matic, ios 14, iphone smart battery case, leet speak, magic wand tool, man in the high castle, mandalorian, maple syrup, michael moore, nscache, nscountedset, nsnorth, nsorderedset, nsscanner, nsscreencast, ok boomer, pallindorme, paul hudson, plug-in, python, ray wenderlich, science rules, seattle, shutter button, softbank, springs and struts, startup, swiftui views, translatesautoresizingmaskintoconstraints, uisearchbar, uisearchtoken, wework, zuckerberg
This week we chat about views that seem to be broken in iOS 13. We fact check on Digital Darkroom. WeWork hits a snag and we add some of our favorite Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Dad Jokes and other trending memes populate the show. iOS 14 may be rebased with incremental updates with feature flags. X-rays reveal a shutter button on the iPhone Smart Battery Case. We discuss Andy Ibanez' post on new search APIs in iOS 13. Rumor has it that Toronto's Eaton Centre will get a larger Apple Store. Picks: Useful obscure Foundation types in Swift, SwiftUI Views book, The Book of Why.
Episode 275: Another Bit of Entropy
November 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 48 mins
.net, 1password, accel, adobe, airbnb, amazon, apple tv+, apple watch, aquired.fm, atlasssian, austin, basecamp, causality, charlotte, cingleton, continuous deployment, corellia software, correlation, dave teare, david heinemeier hansson, developer app, digital darkroom, dillan’s voice, dmitry rodionov, el paso, equifax, eric sadun, escape key, experian, gender bias, gig economy, google chrome, have i been powned, homebrew, homemaker, houston, itunes windows, jamie heinemeier hansson, jeff bezos, jessie cartier, joe cieplinsky, jonathan suzuki-cook, la, mac os 8, macbook pro 16, market watch, mastodon, max howell, melody loops, mini map, morning show, newsroom, parallels, paul hudson, pbs, quicklook, renovate, ricky de laviaga, sicp, silicon beach, smart keyboard, space jazz, sports tv, spruce goose, stem, subscription fatigue, swiftly.dev, swiftui cheat sheet, texas, tim miller, transunion, troy hunt, typing club, unicorn, vero, walkie talkie, wikipedia, wikitribune, windows 98, wned, wt.social, wwdc, xip, youtube tv
This week we fact check on PBS WNED, David Heinemeier Hansson, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. We follow up on Parallels, Hey! Siri, Jamie Heinemeier Hansson posts her story about the Apple Card credit rating, and Amazon's abandoned AI recruiting tool. We discuss how the Apple Watch has transformed users with autism and CP. Use this handy calculator to find out how much subscriber TV will cost you. Joe Cieplinski's post "About That Keyboard" drives another discussion about the MacBook Pro 16 keyboard. Apple is planning a Dec event celebrating gaming. Apple's Developer app will provide information for developers year round. Apple breaks ground in Austin to build Mac Pros. Ricky brings us A Companion for SwiftUI, the SwiftUI Lab, and About-SwiftUI. 1Password partners with Accel for continued growth, Çingleton 2013 - Dave Teare, and A love letter to DHH and others concerned about our recent funding announcement. Xcode 11.2 Banned From Apple Itself. Apple may be working on a successor to iTunes on Windows 10. Porting by a 1000 Patches: Bringing Swift to Windows. Why I've started asking companies about their technical interviews before proceeding with them. Voice Control link roundup via Back to Work 452. Picks: WT:Social, Take Charge of those Xips, QuickLook certs In the Finder, Apple launches a dedicated mobile app for its developer community, 100 Days of SwiftUI, SwiftUI by Example, Survey results: iOS Dev Weekly 430 link roundup, I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb, Renovate is now part of WhiteSource
Episode 274: SwiftUI Canvas Attributes Inspector
November 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins
adobe fresco, adobe illustrator, affinity designer, apple pencil, attributes inspector, cable tv, catalina, charles geschke, dark mode, david heinemeier hansson, dhh, disney plus, edgesignoringsafearea, equifax, escape key, final cut pro x, freemium, fresco, gender bias, githawk, github universe, goldman sachs, if case let, john warnock, kyle webster, layout, macbook pro 16, macklunkey, marketplace, netflix, parc, pcalc, pencil brush, photoshop brushes, photoshop for ipad, postscript, pro tools, psdc, roku, ruby on rails, ryan nystrom, saml sso, scott belskey, sesame street, snowfall, spockcast, ssgw, swiftly.dev, swiftnio, swiftui, the black hole, the mandalorian, vmware fusion, woz, xcode canvas
Sesame Street turns 50. We fact check on Adobe Photoshop, Fresco, Charles Geschke and VMWare Fusion. askMTJC brings us an unusual iOS error message. Roku’s new free WatchOS app lets you control your viewing. Adobe deals with ‘painful’ early reviews of Photoshop for iPad. A tweet about Apple Card leads to a probe of Goldman Sachs. Disney Plus streaming service arrives in Canada with technical hurdles. MacBook Pro 16 inch. SwiftUI Layout System. Swift Server Work Group (SSWG) Annual Update. GitHub launches a mobile app. Picks: Swiftly, Fresco - pencil brush, Edit SwiftUI properties with Canvas Attributes Inspector.
Episode 273: The Future Is Scary
November 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
30 rock, active directory, admob, adobe bridge, adobe draw, appl, apple tv+, bluetooth, bundling, catalina, chris wagner, chromium edge, citrix, coinbase, creative cloud, dave mark, dibs, dibstone, electron, entomology, etimonline.com, etymology, fcc, firebase, first man, fitbit, fuad, gamehub, google, google home, greg heo, hacking with swift, http/2, jaywalking, jessy cruikshank, john knoll, kuler, layer mask, mac pro, machine learning, mage gauntlet, managed device, mdm, mems, microsoft edge, mtv canada, o365, owc, pedestrian, phillip schoemaker, photography plan, photos, photoshop on ipad, psd, quicktime player 7, richmond bc, see, self driving, snoopy, solar sail, swift.org, swiftui cheatsheet, tesla, the future is scary, the morning show, the right stuff, the trolley car, tim cook, toolchain, training, uber car, virtualbox, vmware fusion
This time we have Toolchain, Halloween AirPods, and RIP QuickTime Player 7. Tim Cooks says we may have bundles, Google buys FitBit, FCC passes new Mac Pro, online etymology, we follow up on Apple TV+ trial, GameClub, and PhotoShop on iPad, Apple privacy updates, and Uber car kills jaywalker. You cannot submit Electron 6 or 7 apps to the App Store. Microsoft’s Edge Chromium browser will launch on January 15th. Apple Push Notification Service Update. Apple TV+ first impressions and a new look for Apple privacy. Picks: Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them, SwiftUI Cheat Sheet, Photoshop on iPad 🎉.
Episode 272: Apple's Back
November 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
accessibility, ada, affinity designer, air pods pro, airpods, airpods pro, als, apfs, apple pay, apple’s back, babe ruth, catalina, catalyst, christian slater, command line tools, copy left, cs6, curse of the bambino, documentation, dominos, dra, earnings, elliot, fitbit, fml, gameclub, gnostic, google, health, illustrator, ios 13.2, iosdevuk, iphone 5, jason snell, john gruber, lou gehrig, mackenzie davis, mage gauntlet, microsoft office, mike vinakmens, milos dunjic, mls cup, mr robot, nigel hamilton, oauth, octa, openapi, openid, pebble, protocol buffers, red sox, sign in apple, soccer, starbucks, swagger, tensorboard, tensorflow, toronto fc, userinterfaceidiom, walgreens, washington dc, wearos, xcode-select, yankees
This time we discuss the look of the new AirPods Pro and installing Catalina on an APFS partition. We also follow up on website accessibility, and illustrated guide to OAuth and OpenID as well as in plain English. The confusion around iOS 13 share sheets continues, and we are front and centre in a group photo from iOS Dev UK. Mark reports on Apple's record breaking earnings. GameHub revives old iOS games. Apple warns iPhone 5 owners to update. Apple reveals new AirPods Pro. Apple also releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2. They also pull and update to 13.2.1 after some Home Pods get bricked. Picks: "Apple, Your Developer Documentation is… Missing", gnostic, TensorBoard.dev, Up & Running on macOS with Catalyst.
Episode 271: Cheetos Finger Hot Dog Stylus
October 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
amazon pay, appl, apple pay, astropad studio, at&t stadium, azure, buffalo bills, catalyst, chris hadfield, click to pay, core data, cra, dallas cowboys, dorian, dracula, edvard munck, elevate, emv, end game, eric clapton, galaxy s10, gddp, gerry world, gift cards, google, hasan manaj, jodi kovitz, letterboxd, life in 12 bars, luna display, mac app store, mac pro, mac to mac, madewiththis.com, matt rogue, microsoft, mint.com, mixolydian, mountain lion, nfc, nshipster, oauth2, patriot act, pentatonic, pilgrims, pixel 4, pixelmater pro, pro display xdr, rsa, s1, scales & modes, screen scraping, security, selling england by the pound, side car, sign in with apple, softbank, spaniel, star wars, starbucks, steve hackett, two sides of canada, verified.me, visual studio code, we work
This week we follow up on Move the Dial, how AstroPad HQ is dealing with being "Sherlocked", Apple surpasses Microsoft, and apps merged from iPad to Mac have troubles with user charges. We dig into security foibles with Google's Pixel 4 and Samsungs Galaxy 10. Apple Pay has overtaken Starbucks as a payment platform. Apple has implemented OpenID Connect with Sign in with Apple. SoftBank to Take Majority Stake in WeWork. There is a looming EMV "Y2K Moment". Picks: Dracula — A dark theme for Visual Studio Code and 50+ apps, Pixelmator Pro - on sale, Creative Things: A Collection Of Creative THINGS From Around The World.
Outro by voiceover artist — Mike Vinakmens.