Rank #1: CCATP #607 – Bart Busschots's Podcast Recommendations
In this week's episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart Busschots joins us to talk about how he arranges his podcast listening, how he categorizes them and then what kinds of shows he likes. Bart listens to around 6 hours of podcasts per _day_ so this is quite a long list. He purposely didn't include the usual suspects that he's talked about often before. That means that you are bound to learn about some shows you've never heard of and might enjoy. There are TONS of links to every show in the show notes.
Sep 08 2019
Rank #2: CCATP #601 – Dr. Maryanne Garry on Why Science is Broken
Dr. Garry, self-proclaimed Crusher of Dreams, joins us again on Chit Chat Across the Pond, this time to talk about how she thinks science is broken and why. Dr. Garry is a professor of Psychology at the University of Waikato, and also professor of the NZ institute of Security & Crime Science. In this episode, she takes on the topic of how science journals choose which papers should be published, and the flaws she sees in that process that cause the extraordinary claims to be published, rather than those efforts with less flashy premises. She backs up her thoughts with specific research that has been conducted in reviewing how well these claims of amazing success pan out over time.
Please follow Dr. Garry on Twitter at @drlambchop.
Jul 08 2019
Rank #3: CCATP #532 - Joe Dugandzic Answers NosillaCastaways' Home Automation Questions
Joe Dugandzic of smarterhomelife.com joins us again, this time in a crossover episode. We start by him asking me to describe my progression in Home Automation from my first smart lightbulb to the more advanced capabilities Steve and I enjoy today. But then we turn the table around and I ask Joe a series of questions submitted by NosillaCastaways.
If you'd like to see the video version of the show, check it out at: https://youtu.be/TlGtzGRL5o0
Apr 04 2018
Rank #4: CCATP #520 - Tom Merritt on How Social Media Makes Us Feel
Jan 26 2018
Rank #5: CCATP #594 — David Woodbridge on Samsung Galaxy S10, Watch and Buds
David Woodbridge of the Vision Store in Australia tells about how he's been testing and using the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Buds side by side with his iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods. It's a delightful discussion of the relative goodness of both platforms from an accessibility perspective. David is hilarious and we have a bit of fun wandering off topic from time to time. You can find David's many podcasts at:
- iSee Various Technologies from a Blind Person’s Perspective
- Vision Australia Radio weekly Talking Tech
- David's video tech blog
May 25 2019
Rank #6: CCATP #536 - David Sparks on Video Field Guide Books
May 11 2018
Rank #7: CCATP #534 - Bart Busschots on GDPR
Apr 19 2018
Rank #8: CCATP #586 - Bart Busschots on Free, Freemium, Free-for-now & Freepi
This week our guest is Bart Busschots but this is not Programming By Stealth. This week we're talking about Bart's recent post about the different types of free that are available for online services. We talk about his four categories: Free, Freemium, Free-for-now & Freepi (rhymes with creepy). It's a thoughtful discussion about understanding what we're getting for free and how we're paying for it. We don't ever suggest what you should do about any of this, rather Bart is trying to help us better understand what's happening.
In the discussion I mention an article by Paris Martineau's about FourSquare and tracking and how Apple Maps is included in the tracking. Here's the link to the article: wired.com.
You can read and reference Bart's article on the topic at Free, Freemium, Free-for-now & Freepi : Bart Busschots.
Mar 17 2019
Rank #9: CCATP #605 — Sandy Foster on CarPlay and Prius Prime Tech
In this week's episode, Sandy Foster, aka @MacQuilter joins me to talk about why CarPlay is so awesome and how it influenced her decision to buy the top-of-the-line Prius, called Prius Prime. We also talk about the new tech in the Prius Prime including the fact that it's not just a gas/electric hybrid, it's also a full electric vehicle for short-range driving.
Aug 17 2019
Rank #10: CCATP #588 - Jeff Gamet on TextExpander Evangelism
Mar 27 2019
Rank #11: CCATP #533- Bart Busschots on Choosing a DNS Resolver
Apr 15 2018
Rank #12: CCATP #639 — Lory Gil on All Things Apple
If you'd like to follow Lory Gil online, she's @appaholik on Twitter, @lorygil on most other social media and you can even email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course you should go read all of her great work over at imore.com.
May 19 2020
Rank #13: CCATP #636 – Adam Engst on 30 Years of TidBITS and other random topics
May 01 2020
Rank #14: CCATP #633 — Anthony Lemos Explains Mixers
Anthony Lemos of Audio Aperture Media successfully explains what mixers are for and what all those darn knobs and buttons are. Even if you're not into audio recording, I think you'll enjoy learning about mixers from Anthony. He doesn't use a lot of jargon, rather he breaks things down into simple terms that are easy to understand without a background in audio. I've never been able to figure out the difference between gain and volume, and Anthony's simple explanation finally clarified it for me.
Contact Anthony at @ethancaine. If you're interested in getting started in podcasting, he's very interested in bringing more diverse voices into podcasting and is willing to help you get started for free or very little money, or if you need assistance with a more advanced show he's also very interesting in helping.
Image of the Yamaha MG10XU Mixer we talk through:
Apr 10 2020
Rank #15: CCATP #631 — Rosemary Orchard on Shortcuts
Mar 26 2020
Rank #16: CCATP #629 - Dr. Garry on Study of Language Skills vs Numeracy In Learning to Program
Dr. Maryanne Garry of the University of Waikato and I break down the meaning of a research paper published in the journal Nature in which subjects were measured to see whether language aptitude had a high correlation with learning to code. The paper can be found at "Relating Natural Language Aptitude to Individual Differences in Learning Programming Languages".
Figures we discuss from the open access journal:
Mar 14 2020
Rank #17: CCATP #623 — Lila Brissette on Accessibility from a Young Person's Perspective
While we were in Las Vegas for CES, we carved out some time to have dinner with our good friend, JF Brissette, who is also the editor of all of my videos for ScreenCastsOnline. He brought his daughter Lila to dinner and she started talking to me about her journey of discovery into accessibility on Apple devices. I asked her to come on the show to talk about her perspective on accessibility as a young person without any disabilities. She's delightful and intelligent and I really enjoyed seeing these topics through her frame of reference.
If you'd like to connect with her, you can find her on LinkedIn as Lila Brissette.
Jan 31 2020
Rank #18: CCATP #620 — Eleanor Mazzarella on Moving from Musician to Programmer
Dec 31 2019
Rank #19: CCATP #618 – Adam Engst on Success of Macs at IBM
Adam Engst, veteran author of TidBITS for the last 29 years, inventor of Internet advertising and someone who dresses appropriately for the weather joins us for this episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond. Adam explains the fascinating results that IBM has reported since they first decided to give their employees the choice of whether to use a Mac or Windows. I'm afraid this discussion will cement any EVER so slight Apple bias you might have already had, because the statistically-significant correlation between Mac usage and employee success is simply startling.
If you'd like to read Adam's article before, after, or during the discussion, you can find it and all of his other fine work at tidbits.com/...
Dec 06 2019
Rank #20: CCATP #616 — Don McAllister on Automating ScreenCastsOnline
This week I asked Don McAllister, owner of ScreenCastsOnline to come on the show to talk about how he automates the production of his video tutorial podcast business. We start at his humble beginnings as a new convert from Windows with a Mac mini and a monitor, up to and including a global workforce with automated workflows. He's even moved his Mac Pro into MacStadium so it's a resource for his back end production folks.
I must do a disclaimer that I do screencasts for Don's show, which means I have a conflict of interest in telling you how awesome it is. We try to stay to the technical parts of the show production but we're both so enthusiastic about the service it's hard to avoid talking about the quality of what Don and his staff creates.
Nov 18 2019