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  1. CocoaRadio — carpeaqua by Justin Williams

    Episode 01 - Brent Simmons Talks Vesper Sync

    On the inaugural episode of CocoaRadio, Brent Simmons joins Justin Williams to discuss syncing data between the cloud and your mobile app.

    Brent has been blogging his experiences building a sync architecture for Vesper using Microsoft’s Azure Mobile Services platform. We discuss why he chose Azure and some pitfalls and successes he’s had in developing the sync architecture. We also go in-depth on how he is storing unique identifiers, handling conflicts, and other things that will forever make “Sync is Hard” a true statement.

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    Brent on Twitter


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    Justin on Twitter



    Azure Mobile Services




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  2. BBC Radio 4 - The Grand Masquerade

    Thirty years after the publication of Kit Williams’s groundbreaking picture puzzle book Masquerade in 1979, John O’Farrell reflects on the mayhem that followed as millions of readers became caught up in the search for a jewel-encrusted hare, buried somewhere in the British countryside.

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  3. Kit Williams Interview with Don Swaim

    In this 1984 interview with Don Swaim, Kit Williams, creator of the puzzle book Masquerade (still unsolved at that time) describes his childhood and remembers doing poorly at school, then leaving school to join the British navy. When life in the the navy became very mundane for him, he left the navy and adopted painting as his new trade. Eventually, he gained recognition for his art and later went on to publish several novels such as Book Without a Name, Engines of Ingenuity and Masquerade.

    —Huffduffed by Kevan 2 weeks ago

  4. #45: Justin Williams (part 2) | Release Notes

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    We’re joined again by special guest Justin Williams of Second Gear Software for the conclusion of our conversation about his acquisition of Glassboard and his experience as an indie software developer. We talk about making data-driven decisions and his choice to drop support for some underperforming platforms. We discuss his aversion to venture capital, the role of taking calculated risks in achieving success, and his exit plan in case everything goes pear-shaped. Justin also shares some of the lessons he’s learned in his seven years as an independent developer, including the importance of delegation, hiring experts, and balancing “profitable” against “new and fun.” We close by talking to Justin about his experience with Windows Azure, which he uses for Glassboard’s backend.

    Show Notes & Links

    Justin Williams on Twitter

    Second Gear Software – Justin’s software company

    Glassboard – Justin’s private messaging service

    Carpe Aqua – Justin’s personal blog

    Getting Good At Making Money – Justin’s post with scary graphs showing big monthly losses

    The Profitability Test – Justin explains why he’s not interested in developing for the Nokia X


    —Huffduffed by faucho 3 weeks ago

  5. #44: Justin Williams (part 1) | Release Notes

    This week we’re joined by special guest Justin Williams of Second Gear Software, purveyor of fine software products like Glassboard and Elements. We cover a lot of topics this week, starting with Justin’s experience with selling entire software products to other developers when he no longer has the time or interest to properly maintain them. We discuss why you should consider it, typical transaction prices, and the exchange of a SKU from one developer to another from the App Store’s perspective. Next we discuss Justin’s private messaging service, Glassboard, and how Justin came to acquire it. We talk about the current state of Glassboard, the challenges it faces, and Justin’s future plans for the product. Justin shares some of the difficulties he faces in keeping Glassboard profitable, and how he’s cutting expenses to turn it around. Finally, we talk about how selling software as a service differs from selling a standalone app, the challenges of converting Glassboard users into paying customers, and some of the ideas that Justin has for accomplishing that feat.

    Join us next week, for the conclusion to our conversaion with Justin Williams.

    Show Notes & Links

    Justin Williams on Twitter

    Second Gear Software – Justin’s software company

    Glassboard – Justin’s private messaging service

    Carpe Aqua – Justin’s personal blog

    What I’d Do With Glassboard – Justin’s ideas on how he would fix the Glassboard service, if he ran it.

    Getting Good At Making Money – Justin’s post with scary graphs showing big monthly losses


    —Huffduffed by tofias one month ago

  6. Pharrell Williams on The Dinner Party Download

    Singer, rapper, rocker, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, occasional fashion designer, hat enthusiast, and general pop star of the highest order Pharrell Williams must have a pretty big trophy cabinet at this point. While he didn’t pick up the Best Song Oscar for which he was nominated this month, he does already hold ten Grammys among his many other honors.

    Pharrell released his new solo album “G I R L” this week, and in addition to upbeat roof-raisers and at least one song about an alien, it features his megasmash tune “Happy”… which, it turns out, he sees in a very unusual way — literally. He told Rico about that, but not before reflecting on the fact “Happy” is the third multi-million-selling #1 single on which he’s appeared in just the last year.

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  7. The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

    "The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams (MP3) is a radio documentary on the 2011 Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams project. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Notebooks_of_Hank_Williams)

    When Hank Williams was found dead in the back of a Cadillac, he had in his possession a brown leather briefcase containing four notebooks filled with song ideas. The books were put in the possession of Williams’ publisher. They remained hidden away in a vault for decades. When Acuff-Rose was bought by Sony Music Publishing in 2002, the unpublished Williams material was transferred.

    Sony Music asked Bob Dylan to put music to some of the lyrics. Dylan brought other contributors on board: Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams, Levon Helm, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Jack White,Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, Jakob Dylan,Sheryl Crow and Holly Williams."


    —Huffduffed by m one month ago

  8. MacVoices #14047: Justin Williams of Second Gear Discusses Glassboard, A Private Social Network App - MacVoices

    Glassboard is a private social networking app that you might not fully understand until you identify a use case. And then it becomes essential. Justin Williams of Second Gear talks about the surprising number of uses and the changes and improvements that are planned. Not just a “conference app,” Glassboard can be put to plenty of uses when you need to communicate with a group but don’t want the information splashed all over Twitter or Facebook. Justin explains how it can be a replacement for email lists or discussion boards, why there is a free version of Glassboard, and why developers shouldn’t live in the past.


    This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by SaneBox, the best way to take control of your out of control email. To get $10 credit when you sign up, visit SaneBox.com/MacVoices.

    Show Notes:

    Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook,

    Google+, App.net and LinkedIn.

    Subscribe to the show:

    iTunes: – Audio in iTunes

    – Video in iTunes - HD Video in iTunes

    Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:


    Justin Williams is the CEO, Founder and Crew Chief of Second Gear, developer of Elements, the first text editor for iOS to support Dropbox syncing and Markdown editing, Photos+ and Glassboard . You can follow him on Twitter.


    Glassboard — Private Chat for Small Groups and Business – Glassboard


    —Huffduffed by val 2 months ago

  9. James Gleick: Bits and Bytes

    Former ‘New York Times’ writer James Gleick (the man who popularised "the butterfly effect" in ‘Chaos’) has produced the definitive history of the age in which we live, ‘The Information’. In Gleick’s book ‘Information’ he speaks about the information "flood". He talks with Robyn Williams, presenter of ABC Science and ABC Radio National.

    We are in a predicament where we have the ability to reach out and get facts easily. Although we may have access this does not necessarily bring with it knowledge. The gatekeepers of information are more important than ever, due to our reliance on these authorities for truth.

    This event was presented by Sydney Writer’s Festival 2011

    James Gleick is an author, journalist and biographer whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology. His books have popularised concepts such as "The Butterfly Effect" and sold bucketloads around the world. His most recent book, "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood", is being hailed as his crowning work. Gleick is also the author of the bestselling books "Chaos", ‘Genius’, ‘Faster’ and a biography of Isaac Newton. Three of these books have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists, and have been translated into more than 20 languages. James divides his time between New York City and Florida.

    Robyn Williams has presented science programs on ABC radio and television since 1972. He is the first journalist to be elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, was a visiting fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, and is a visiting professor at the University of NSW.


    —Huffduffed by adactio 3 months ago

  10. Iterate 60: Justin Williams on Glassboard | iMore

    Justin Williams of Second Gear Software joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about Elements, Photos+, Glassboard, and juggling multiple apps and platforms.

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    —Huffduffed by maicki 3 months ago

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