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Frank and Angelo discuss some of the wins and woes they come across in trying to focus on —and even define— meaningful work, in the context of Apple-based software development. Join them in the struggle.

Make Before Break Frank Courville and Angelo Stavrow

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Frank and Angelo discuss some of the wins and woes they come across in trying to focus on —and even define— meaningful work, in the context of Apple-based software development. Join them in the struggle.

    Episode 21: The One About Stream Decks

    Episode 21: The One About Stream Decks

    Frank and Angelo discuss the daily diary of small steps, Angelo's return to Swift, the value of guidance when learning complex things, and Frank's new Stream Deck.




    Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We don't do ads, so if you'd like to help offset our production costs, you can buy us a coffee.


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    Links:
    Per Rewrite Diary | Angelo StavrowA Daily Diary of Small Steps | Angelo StavrowStream Deck | elgato.comOmniFocus Video Tutorials, Articles & Webinars - Learn OmniFocusMacSparky Field Guideswizard zinesXVimProject/XVim: Xcode plugin for Vim keybindingsThe Someday/Maybe List is a Lie | Angelo StavrowThe Hacking with Swift storeMissing ManualsPaintCode - Turn your drawings into Objective-C or Swift drawing code

    • 42 min
    Episode 20: Digital Hoarders, Unite!

    Episode 20: Digital Hoarders, Unite!

    Frank and Angelo discuss the weird ways that software creates breadcrumbs of your life, and the idea of digital hoarding.




    Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We don't do ads, so if you'd like to help offset our production costs, you can buy us a coffee.


    Visit us on the web, follow us on Twitter, or send us an email.
    Links:
    Stream Deck | elgato.comDeliveries: a package tracker for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and MacYour iPhone Knows Exactly Where You've Been And This Is How To See ItDay One - Your Journal for Life. App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.Slogger - BrettTerpstra.com5by5 | Back to Work #457: A Buddhist GiftDropped Bits - PerThe PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information | PraxisNoodlesoft – Noodlesoft – Simply Useful SoftwareFreshBooks | Invoice and Accounting Software for Small BusinessesDrafts | Where Text StartsAlfred - Productivity App for macOSBear - Notes for iPhone, iPad and MacUlysses

    • 32 min
    Episode 19: Do The Evernotion

    Episode 19: Do The Evernotion

    Frank and Angelo discuss backpacks, pulling stuff out of OmniFocus, and returning to Evernote, Notion, and good ol' textfiles.




    Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We don't do ads, so if you'd like to help offset our production costs, you can buy us a coffee.


    Visit us on the web, follow us on Twitter, or send us an email.
    Links:
    Everyday Backpack 20L & 30L V1 | Peak Design Official SiteAnti-theft Backpack | Venturesafe® 25L GII in Black by PacsafeCortex #88: Cortex Airport - Relay FMThe PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information | PraxisEvernoteNotionThe Most Powerful Productivity App I Use - Notion - YouTubeTaskPaper – Plain text to-do lists for MacMind map - WikipediaTOKYO - try! Swift ConferenceMind Map & Brainstorm Ideas - MindNodeHow I Mind Map - BrettTerpstra.com

    • 48 min
    Episode 18: Goooooaaaaal(s)

    Episode 18: Goooooaaaaal(s)

    Following up on last episode's discussion of annual retrospectives, Frank and Angelo think about setting SMART goals for 2020.




    Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We don't do ads, so if you'd like to help offset our production costs, you can buy us a coffee.


    Visit us on the web, follow us on Twitter, or send us an email.
    Links:
    Make Before Break Episode 17: Retrospecting, AnnuallyAtomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James ClearFive-Whybot on GlitchYour output depends on your input - Austin Kleon

    • 39 min
    Episode 17: Retrospecting, Annually

    Episode 17: Retrospecting, Annually

    Frank and Angelo discuss annual retrospectives — why they're valuable, how they prepare, and what their process is.




    Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We don't do ads, so if you'd like to help offset our production costs, you can buy us a coffee.


    Visit us on the web, follow us on Twitter, or send us an email.
    Links:
    Make Before Break: A Belated 2018 Annual RetrospectiveChoice 3: Schedule the Big RocksCore IntuitionLoneliness Cited as Public Health Threat | Psychology TodayYear in Pixels

    • 40 min
    Episode 16: An Escape Key for the Masses

    Episode 16: An Escape Key for the Masses

    Frank and Angelo discuss workshops, releasing a thing to the world, Drafts, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro.




    Make Before Break is a podcast about the struggle in doing meaningful work. If you enjoyed the show, we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes. We don't do ads, so if you'd like to help offset our production costs, you can buy us a coffee.


    Visit us on the web, follow us on Twitter, or send us an email.
    Links:
    Mastering iOS Concurrency with GCDToastmasters InternationalMake it Stick: The Science of Successful LearningAngelo's current iPhone home screenDrafts | Where Text StartsDrafts Directory | Drafts Action DirectoryKeyboard Maestro 9.0.4: Work Faster with Macros for macOSStopTheMadnessMacBook Pro 16-inch - Apple (CA)ErgoDox EZ: An Incredible Mechanical Ergonomic KeyboardIf your MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) keeps shutting down - Apple Support

    • 42 min

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