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This week the boys discuss the recently announced Spring Apple Event. John shares his successes with the debug tool mentioned last week and some accessibility improvements being made off the back of it. Scotty shares his more successful week of working with test data on some recent client work and his work in graphic contexts and the complexity of …
 
John shares his week of working on a card game based app for a friend, the noticed differences between SwiftUI and UIKit, and some developer decisions that have cropped up. Also his upcoming day of accessibility bug fixing. Scotty shares his week of growing incompetence, starting with the ever more difficult task of recording a podcast, down to his…
 
With reflections on their WWDC premonitions from last week against the latest announcement and rumours, John shares some surprise praise for the fractional listener and his recent troubles with passing Objective-C to JavaScript. Scotty talks of a Command Line Tool he's been working on this week and the lack of resources that comes bundled with that…
 
This week the boys try and get ahead of the curve and discuss what they want to see at WWDC2021. John shares his continued dive into the mire of AVMutableComposition and the patchwork of available documentation. Scotty talks his unintentional tech news blackout and the best ways to prevent and deal with burnout. It Could Be Worse | YouTube Debuggin…
 
This week the boys touch on the various ways communicating errors through the user back to the developer. John shares his successes with AVMutableCompostiton from the last few weeks work around his HackDay project. Scotty talks the recent decisions being made with MoneyWell iOS, and the possibly soon to be expansion of the company. Splice | An amaz…
 
This week John announces the results of his most recent HackDay and the lessons learnt from HackDays long past, also talks the use of PDF / SVG for Netflix badges. Scotty talks his recent work with reworking the old MoneyWell codebase and his search for views, also a possibly unknown power tool for GitHub. Month Python - "Not Dead Yet" | YouTube On…
 
This week the boys talk the progression of languages in parallel with hardware. John hints at some possible near future success with his most recent HackDay and likens coding in Swift with landing on Mars. Scotty talks his steadily growing pile of dead MacBooks, using XcodeGen in MoneyWell and some work with fastlane including some issues with mult…
 
This week John talks some design issues with Dynamic Type being used within Tab Bars and some problem solving using SwiftUI. Also a bug within Full Keyboard Access. Scotty talks his recent work on MoneyWell and re-implementing sync into the existing codebase and the decisions that need to made on what sync platform to use. Kaleidoscope Magnificatio…
 
This week Scotty shares his first experience with Apple's new M1 chip with a client's 2021 MacBook Air, how this compares with last years DTK and his 2018 Intel MacBook Pro, as well as some quirks that are still to be ironed out. John share his work this week with A/B tests on VoiceOver, the connection between what's visibly happening on screen thr…
 
This week the boys continue their discussion of business within the software world and how Scotty has been trying to put business decisions ahead of technical ones, with mixed success. Scotty also talks about updating the MoneyWell website and some decisions being made for the app itself, especially regarding sync possibilities. Paul Hawken | Wikip…
 
This week the boys share their goals for 2021 and talk the difficulty of making better technical vs. better business decisions. John talks the first Netflix release of the year which includes dynamic text support for casting menus also the milestone of over 200 million Netflix users. Scotty again shares his fairly strong thoughts on KVO and how it'…
 
Back with the first show of 2021 and amongst the current political quagmires on both sides of the Atlantic John talks Apple's latest Racial Equity & Justice Initiative, Netflix's new show Arsène Lupin, and finally getting some decent internet. Scotty talks taking on more contract work and the hopeful future benefits that could be brought to MoneyWe…
 
With that time of year again already and some tales of childhood french pastries, the boys talk their end of year wrap-up mode. John talks his jubilations with the release of dynamic type support and the response from the accessibility community. Also the use of AttributedString with VoiceOver. Scotty talks the trials of having a simple email addre…
 
After a break over Thanksgiving, the boys are back with an update on how remote working is developing the work environment and the pro's and con's of Auto Layout. John also shares more tales of travel, some Thanksgiving thoughts. While Scotty admits how hard working on MoneyWell part time is. British Movie Villains Run John Run Virtual Volunteer | …
 
This week the boys review the latest Apple Event and share their thoughts on the first Apple Silicon machines. John also talks his recent work leading up to 'the quiet period', his ongoing work with languages and translations, and the release of Croatian. Scotty talks the release of MoneyWell 3.1, including the much anticipated full Dark Mode suppo…
 
Welcome Guns, Dice, Butter Episode XXX NOV 11, 2020 On this episode, game designer Kim Kanger and a panel (Roberto’s The Good, The Best, The Glorious game club) discussing GCACW (Great Campaigns of the American Civil War) from Avalon Hill and MMP and Ed Beach and I do our final die roll in our final of the GCACW BPA tourney: the thrill of victory a…
 
This week the boys share their thoughts on the recent US election race, with John showing off his democracy sausage. John also talks his recent work with link previews and getting them to work with multiple languages. Scotty talks his recent work with getting MoneyWell Big Sur ready, as well as some Core Graphics work. New York Times Op-Ed Democrac…
 
This week the boys talk more on accessibility based design with John and what he learnt from his recent Data Week, and Scotty's daily use of text size control. Scotty also shares his current work with redesigning the spending plan within MoneyWell and what decisions need to be made going forward with John adding his recent experience with money bas…
 
This week John talks his latest translation success with Netflix now being fully localised for Russia and the work that goes into localising an app, from the many translations for singular English words to the expansions of others. Scotty talks the ever growing generational gap as iOS devices change and grow, compared with navigating the maze of An…
 
With John's return to his regularly scheduled programming this week, he announces his appreciation for user feedback, both good and bad. Also sharing some insight into his current WIP with navigation, and talks on how accessibility is starting to be perceived as more of a fundamental than as an afterthought. Scotty talks his recent delve into Apple…
 
After a much longer than expected break the boys are finally back with a bumper length episode of what's been going on in their world of tech, complete with all the usual incompetence. With Johns recent international adventure, the boys talk what comes with trying to continue to work with a more than significant time difference and how John has exp…
 
Welcome Guns, Dice, Butter Episode XXIX SEP 16, 2020 On this episode, game designer Ben Madison and a panel (JR, Mr Herman and WBC Curdis) discussing OCS (Operational Combat Series) from the Gamers and MMP. 0:05 Ben Madison intro...point of origin 0:22 White Tribe and Absolute Victory 0:36: THE MISSION and christianity's struggle to become a world …
 
Guns, Dice, Butter continues in the summer of 2020. 0:05 Conversation with Ed Beach: game designs published (Here I Stand, Great Campaigns of the American Civil War, etc.)...point of origin...current GCACW WBC BPA tourney finals match 1:29 Swampcon crew resumes panel discussion of "Which wargames published 2016 > 2020 should we be playing?"...discu…
 
Following a brief history lesson on English beer, John talks the changes in implementing the MDX (Multi Device Experience) within the new Network Permissions coming with iOS 14. And still firmly on the KVO train, this week Scotty gives more insight into his work on notifications and bindings within MoneyWell. As well as some small updates on the on…
 
This week Scotty talks more on notifications within the existing MoneyWell and the work being done to bring the code base back up to scratch. Also on the decision on deployment targets, how old is too old? John talks his recent cell sizing problems with dynamic type when viewed on different devices. Also a trip down 'MemoryMiner' lane. Acapulco Cli…
 
Continuing on with accessibility, this week John talks bringing age-old techniques to the present. Whereas Scotty talks new techniques with the latest Big Sur beta and the decisions that developers need to make with each new macOS release. The boys also touch on the latest tech congress hearing. The Specials - It's Up To You XTC - Making Plans For …
 
This week the boys talk build servers, especially Scotty’s recent mastery of Jenkins. Also the future of App Store vs. Direct sales. And of course they discuss the upcoming WWDC. John talks his week of interactions between Swift and Objective-C. Scotty also talks his recent delve into MoneyWell reconfigurations. PolyNome | Will PolyNome be availabl…
 
This week John talks Netflix’s latest addition of the Black Lives Matter collection, problems with malformed string formatters and gives his opinion on the earliest age to be introduced to GitHub. While Scotty again talks MoneyWell and leading up to the future Alpha release. Also talks how Diligent Robot is managing issue tracking using Zube. Zube …
 
This week the boys revisit John’s type dilemma and discuss how the modern way of learning programming is changing. John praises some of the more underrated aspects of our favourite fishy friend’s metronome software and shares his thoughts on the community based app - Nextdoor. While Scotty talks the use of Cocoapods within MoneyWell and some proces…
 
Guns, Dice, Butter continues it return after a four year break in the conversation. 0:04 Gareth and Curtis: The Napoleonic Wars: Gareth point of gaming origin, The fantastic WBC Nappy Wars tourney 0:17 Data, a dog and opening moves 0:33 Gaming personalities and player countries, the dick move and the attack of the Rohan 0:47 Gaming the system, Napp…
 
This week the boys talk the process of blaming others for your own mistakes, especially if it’s a previous contractor. And share their thoughts on what WWDC might bring compared to last year. John talks his recent bug fixing with type and design. Scotty talks his recent work with sub classes and the problems with too much inheritance. Also the diff…
 
This weeks the boys talk about their recent experience with the newly online App Builders conference. John shares a glimpse behind the scenes of his preparation for his App Builders 2020 talk. And also talks his most recent work with parental controls. Scotty shares his thoughts on the current state of online conferences and the possible futures th…
 
Guns, Dice, Butter returns after a four year break in the conversation. 0:00 Conversation with Mark Herman regarding Richard Berg 1:12 Herman and Berg Redux 1:30 Panel discussion (Swampcon gang: JR, Chris and Roberto) regarding "So, what wargames published 2016 - 2020 should we be playing?" (given that GDB missed the last four years). 2:42 Remember…
 
This week Scotty talks the joy of writing Objective-C and Swift at the same time, within the same code base and some rookie errors that were made. Also a mysterious bug that only appeared during unit testing. While John talks the dangers of a recent cycle tour of San Francisco. Also a rare quarantine success in regards to accessibility within a scr…
 
This week John talks his latest ship, Parental Controls and the obvious and not so obvious benefits to it. Scotty talks about his recent ‘Learning Curve Week’. Including Cocoapods, Firebase and Typescript and the great documentation to support them. Netflix Parental Controls Firebase YouTube ChannelBy Steve Scott (Scotty) & John Fox
 
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