‘Cameras Every Single Where’, With Michael Simmons
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Special guest Michael Simmons joins the show. Topics include the release of iOS 14, widgets and home screen customization, pricing models for indie apps in the App Store era, and, of course, flying robot cameras.
Mac desktop customization memory lane with Greg Landweber’s utilities:
Greg’s Browser — NeXT-style column view file manager for classic Mac, worked wonderfully alongside the classic Finder.
Greg’s Buttons — Control Panel to customize the interface of System 7, turned flat black-and-white buttons into cool 3D buttons. Now we’ve turned all our cool 3D buttons into boring monochromatic flat buttons.
Aaron — brought the then-future Platinum appearance to System 7.
Kaleidoscope — the masterpiece of the genre, from Landweber and Arlo Rose. A full-on custom theme engine for an OS that was not designed with system-wide theming as a feature. The golden age of interface customization hacks.
Appearance Manager — Apple’s officially supported theming engine that wound up shipping with just one theme.