Written by: Adam Christianson
Listen to today’s show here!
MC20050808SP.mp3 [25.8mb 56:13 64kbps]
A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. A special edition of the MacCast. My interview with Amber MacArthur co-host and producer of the popular vid-cast Command-N, as well as Call for Help and Gadgets and Gizmos on G4/TechTV in Canada.
Thanks to The Colmination for helping get this interview set up.
Shownotes & Links (thanks Mitch!)
Interview with Amber
Amberâ€™s Past: How she ended up on G4TechTV
Amberâ€™s Mac life and her take on Macs
Amberâ€™s favorite Mac apps:
Yellow Mug Software
Cool interview Adam! Amber’s a really cool and knowledgeable person.
Also it’s nice to know I’m not the only one that prefers the G4 flat panel iMac design ;o)
I’m glad to see you admitted you are a .net programmer during the day, but a Mac user at nite. It’ll help me convert my c# coworker (I’m php 100%), and show he wouldn’t be alone to be mac at home and PC during the day.
Oh. And Amber is super great! Great interview
Really enjoyed this interview. And I would like to add that
the videos at the Command N website are really fun to watch.
Are there any shownotes with links to the web sites mentioned during the interview?
Good interview Adam,.. though you feel that Amber could talk for ever.
How about an interview with Leo?
Keep up the good work.
I heard you talk about having to use the command line ‘chapter tool’. There is a shareware GUI now out for it, actually there is a couple. I’m using one from Rb software.
It’s free, and i’m going to review it against a pay version of another GUI on my podcast, ‘Vizacast’.
If you want to listen, my podcast is @…feed://homepage.mac.com/tjmacsindustries/bloghome/files/page0.xml
Just wanted to say I loved the interview, and more interviews in the future would certainly be welcomed. Keep up the great work!
Great interview Adam. Another good job. Congratulations from Mexico City.
Hey Adam, great interview so far (Haven’t finished it yet). Was wondering if there were links to some of the stuff discussed. I was particularly interested in the Omniweb program Amber mentioned. I’m an amateur web designer who likes to make nice websites, but I take far too long to design them because of my limited knowledge and tool set. Some of the programs she mentioned sounded interesting.
I don’t have links, but if someone wants to type them out and email them to me I would be happy to post them.
OmniGraffle is from the OmniGroup, http://www.omnigroup.com. They also make OmniWeb and OmniOutliner Pro which I use for the show notes.
Has anyone been able to find the onlilne invoicing website that amber mentioned?
Adam, consider this a positive feedback for the interview.
Also you did do sort of an interview with that guy about the switch to Intel. Although it was something of a discussion too.
Thanks for asking me to do the interview! It was lots of fun.
As for the online invoicing site/service (which rocks), it’s called Blinksale – http://www.blinksale.com.
I watch Command-N and it is pretty good, I like Amber and her style. Leo was on one of their past shows if you’re interested.
The Yellow mug site mentioned is: http://www.yellowmug.com/
They have several freeware programs. I really like SizzlingKeys.
Great interview. I definitely think you should do more interviews. :) Amber or someone else also needs to lobby G4 in the US to get the TechTV shows back on here.
Good interview, thank you. Amber mentioned Yellow Mug Software and you, Adam, said, you were not familiar with that.
One freeware app that I would recommend ist SnapNDrag (http://www.yellowmug.com/snapndrag/). It lets you grab screen shots and save them in different formats.
What was the website/blog that Amber found to be a great source for websitesand programs ? She said that the site had a great sensibilty …
I finally had a chance to sit down and listen to the interview in it’s entirety. For being the first that you have done, I found it rather informative and quite enjoyable. Glad to see there is another iRooster user out there other than me!
great interview. What was the bookmarking site she mentioned? ferol or what.
Call for Help is coming to the US, according to Leo.
“What was the website/blog that Amber found to be a great source for websites and programs? She said that the site had a great sensibilty â€¦”
I think the one you are asking about is called Waxy (http://www.waxy.org/links)
Good interview Adam. I think you are a natural at interviewing and asking good questions. Thanks for your podcast — I really enjoy it.
There was one Web site that both Adam and Amber seemed to know all about, that they used as a reviewing/filtering site. It sounded quite useful. Of course this being a podcast, I could only go by what it sounded like, which was “furl” or “ferl” or “firl” or “Ferrell”…only it’s none of those.
Hey – I’m the developer of iRooster. It’s great to see Amber and Jayson still like my app. I’ve been incredibly swamped by my day job for a very, very long time, but I am actively working on a new version and I hope to release some more details soon. Cheers :)