Mac Power Users 464: Stephen... Who?


#41

Great job @ismh! Your energy felt excited and eager to be a part of the MPU culture.

I enjoyed hearing more about you personally, and it’s nice to know how you and @MacSparky met.

I look forward to hearing more!


#42

We’re digging him. Good job on finding not only an Apple geek but also a great guy to cohost with you.


#43

I loved the rapid fire questions segment. Perhaps this is something you can include in forthcoming guest episodes? (Maybe some questions could be mainstays, and some change ?)


#44

This got me super excited as well.

However, I set up the TextExpander snippet but can’t seem to get it to work when typing the snippet in Apple Mail. Can you help at all?


#45

Tyler Cowen does a segment on his podcast called “overrated or underrated.” He throws out different items and the guest responds with their opinion of if the item is overrated or underrated, usually with a short explanation as to why. Guests can also ‘pass’ if they’d rather not answer.
I think this would be a nice addition to MPU.


#46

Is it working in other apps? I’m using it in Things 3. Did you set the format of your snippet from plain text to AppleScript?

I wonder if an unsent message has a unique ID, which may be throwing off the script.


#47

Yep, I’ve set the format to AppleScript. I haven’t tried with other apps as I thought this was specific to Mail.app. @ismh can you help with this at all?


#48

You should be able to type your snippet in any app and it will expand with the URL of whatever message is selected in Mail.


#49

I don’t know if it will work with an unsent message


#50

I’ve had a Scansnap for several years and haven’t run into issues. The software is a little wonky but still works for me. I really don’t think David or Katie for that matter would praise it just for a sponsorship


#51

Ah, I misunderstood and thought you had to be in Mail with the message selected, not in another app.

When I tested, this is the output I got (the link doesn’t really work):

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#52

Stephen!

So cool that you are part of the show! I too live in the Memphis area. I’m in one of the suburbs and work at the medical college. Maybe we could have a Memphis Mac Power Users meet and greet?

PJ


#53

I wasn’t all that happy with the episode. I found it lacked focus: something Katie was really good at was getting David back on track.

That said I like Stephen on Connected so I just hope I can adjust to Katie leaving.


#54

I actually think this episode had a pretty strong focus. It’s just that the focus was on Stephen rather than on a specific topic (which is not unexpected for the first episode with a new host).


#55

“Hi rob, this is your iPhone 30 using the Time Travel app to set that notification for you (based on a review of your thoughts from back in 2019), BTW, your’re really going to enjoy Ep. 800!”


#56

We may do something this fall. I’ll keep everyone posted!


#57

I agree, this was a good “get to know you”-type episode that served as an informal handing of the torch to Stephen and was as a sort of a mid-series reboot.


#58

Not all apps will see message:// as a full URL, sadly. Looks like it’s trying to parse it and failing.


#59

Fully agree with this. Actually think it was much better than just jumping into an Apple related topic. Well done!

(I’d have never guessed @ismh ikes to fish :grinning: )


#60

It will be great. We will miss Katie. It was one of the first podcasts I encountered on coming to America and at last having a Mac. You guys have been like friends to me, like neighbors I might say, and really helped my transition here. Along with Car Talk as a matter of fact, I miss that show. I thought I would share that with you. Steven will be fine.