Essential Apple Podcast 61: Siim Teller of Wire

Recorded 29th October 2017

This week we are joined by Siim Teller of, to discuss Wire, Open Source, E2EE, and much more. Simon talks about how his MacBook Pro breakdown made him glad he had a CCC clone and how Ubuntu Linux made his old White MacBook Core2Duo usable again. Suffolk Pete also joins us and talks about his part done project to build a Mac Mini Media Server in his cellar and his glass of Chocolate Vanilla Stout from Purple Moose

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On this week’s show:


  • Walmart dumps Windows for Mac; Plans to order One Hundred Thousand Mac – WPXBOX
    • Apple, Predix team up for industrial gear control and monitoring, GE will standardize on iPhone and iPad – Apple Insider
    • Delta ditches Microsoft, will deploy iOS devices for flight crew soon – Neowin


  • THE GIANT MECH DUEL: The battle we waited for, real life mecha action – YouTube



  • Markdown, the Markdown Editor for OSX – Mac App Store
  • MarkLite – A delicate markdown editor for iOS – iOS App Store

Nemo’s Hardware Store (48:55)

Cutie Melon Moment (1:28:32)

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About Simon Parnell

Co-host of the Essential Apple Podcast alongside Mark Chappell who lives in the far West of Wales, while I make my abode deep in the East of Suffolk.

Father, Husband, Mac Lover, DTP & Prepress Professional, Geek, Cook, Drinker of Wines, Beers & Spirits.

I am British, and now the “wrong” side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children.

I started working in a design studio in the early 80’s back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000… eek!).

Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of “DTP” applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the “big guns” so DTP can be accessible to everybody!

For the last 15+ years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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