MyMac.com Spotlight: John Seward from PubBlog

On May 18, 2016, in Spotlight, by Tim Robertson

Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more! 

Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.

This week, we turn our attention to John Seward from PubBlog

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1 – How did you get your start in technology?

I took a programmer’s aptitude test at the Iowa State Highway Commission in 1967 and scored 100%, got a job there as a programmer trainee, and taught myself IBM 360 Basic Assembler Language.

2 – What is your favorite computer of all time?

It’s gotta be a Mac running OS X. For a long time all I wanted was a UNIX machine with a Mac interface, the best of both worlds.

3 – Tell us about your latest product

Our main product is MailSteward (MailSteward.com), which archives your email in a relational database and provides extensive functionality for searching, exporting, analyzing, and generally managing your email.

4 – What was your first job?

Well, I had a paper route when I was 11, and I had a number of jobs, washing dishes, working in a Heinz ketchup factory, working in a prefab housing factory, janitor on the night shift a a newspaper pressroom. But my first tech job was as a computer operator at the Iowa State Highway Commission.

5 – What advice would you give to younger people just getting into technology?

Learn Swift. And be prepared to continuously be learning new things forever.

6 – Who was your inspiration?

I’ve never really had a mentor, but I would say that the man who has most inspired me is Bob Dylan, for his unwavering insistence on wearing his own kind of hat.

7 – Where can people follow you online, and what is your website?

The main website is pubblog.com. My twitter handle is pubblog. Blog at Nick’s Tech Blog.

About Tim Robertson

Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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MyMac.com Spotlight: Peter Maurer and Rob Griffiths

On May 4, 2016, in Spotlight, by Tim Robertson

Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more! 

Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.

This week, we turn our attention to Peter Maurer and Rob Griffiths of Many Tricks
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About Tim Robertson

Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

TechFan #170 – Beating a Dead Horse

On July 18, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Microsoft goes low-end PC, while also laying off 18,000 people. IBM and Apple announces a partnership, Manuel Noriega sues Activision, and we have two top ten list of most evil companies.

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Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

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Writers Bliss – The SpaceSaver M Keyboard
Review

On July 27, 2011, in Keyboard, Review, by Tim Robertson

SpaceSaver M Keyboard
Company: Unicomp
Price: $94
http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/onthestick.html

A while back, I was talking with an engineer who is also a big Mac fan. He uses a docked Macbook Pro in the office, attached to a big monitor and a… IBM keyboard? Upon closer inspection, I noticed it was an original IBM Model M keyboard, which I have always considered the best pure typing keyboard ever made. When I asked him about it, it sparked a half-hour conversation, in which he agreed it was the best ever made, and he showed me the PS2 to USB adapter he used to make the old keyboard work on his modern Macintosh.

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About Tim Robertson

Founder MyMac.com. Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

eReport – the Cell Processor

On March 13, 2005, in Opinion, by David K Every

IBM, Toshiba and Sony got together in 2001 to create an alliance for a new type of processor called the Cell Processor. This revolution could change the industry. Finally, they started giving out details, and will producing chips before the year is out. This report that details all the information I could gather about the design, and analyzing what it is likely to mean for Apple and the industry at large.

It is available from a few sites, including:

http://www.mymac.com/fileupload/CellProcessor.pdf
http://homepage.mac.com/dke/.cv/dke/Public/CellProcessor.pdf-binhex.hqx
http://www.igeek.com/CellProcessor.pdf

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Notes from the Editor

On April 13, 1996, in Opinion, by Tim Robertson

Read Me

So, did you read the “read me” file sent to you with this issue? If not, I will also take this opportunity to fill you in.

My Mac will be released in two formats each month. First, you can continue to receive the DOCMaker only format that you are reading now. Or you can subscribe to “My Mac Deluxe”, which will be the same as My Mac “regular”, but will be sent to you each month with all the shareware/freeware programs we review each month. (Unless forbidden by the author.) This will be very helpful to all our Internet only readers, as many of the software reviewed here in My Mac can only be found on America Online. (And visa versa) In addition to the reviewed software, you will also receive some fun system 7 double-clickable sounds (to do with as you like), some Startup Screens not found anywhere else, some Icons for My Mac readers only, and anything else we can find to stuff in there!

So how much for all this? $12.00 per year (12 issues). Simply open the “Order Form”, print it, and send to the listed address. (Hand written forms are o.k. if you do not own a printer) You will still receive My Mac via email, or for an extra $10.00, to your home postal address.

So save yourself some time hunting for all the software you read about every month, and subscribe to “My Mac Deluxe” today! And, hey, you never know what may turn up in that folder each month:-)

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