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Past Episodes

Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite

Chit Chat Across the Pond that’s not Programming By Stealth or Taming the Terminal:

  • CCATP #471 Mikah Sargent on Siri and Alexa and Home Automation (1/10/2017) -

    Mikah Sargent, senior editor at Mobile Nations and podcaster at RelayFM joins us to compare and contrast how Siri from Apple and Alexa from Amazon help with home automation and other tasks around the house. He has a vast array of Home Automation devices from Hue lights to Eve sensors to an Ecobee thermostat to Read More...

  • CCATP #469 Allister Jenks on Affinity Designer (12/30/2016) -

    This week we’re joined by Allister Jenks of the Sitting Duck Podcast. I tricked him into using Affinity Photo (and he loves it) so he turns the tables and convinces me to buy into Affinity Designer. He’ll explain the difference between pixel and vector editors, and why you’d want to use one tool over the Read More...

  • CCATP #468 Chris Ashley On Microsoft Windows on Arm and More (12/13/2016) -

    One of my best friends on the Internet, Chris Ashley of the SMR Podcast joins us to talk Microsoft. We talk about what the implications are of Windows coming out for the Arm processors, why the Surface Studio has made such a splash, I confess that I bought into Office 365, and how Chris is Read More...

  • CCATP #466 – Terry Austin on an App and Headphones for Hearing Loss (12/2/2016) -

    This week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond is a fantastic blend of technology, physiology and ingenuity to solve a very common problem. We’re joined by Terry Austin, a professor of Anatomy & Physiology and microbiology at Temple College in the Texas Hill Country. He turned his research background in neuroscience and his love of technology Read More...

  • CCATP #463 Ensign John Moorhead Recounts 1945 Typhoon (11/9/2016) -

    Jeanne and Jack Moorhead before he left for war

    Hi, this is Allison Sheridan and you’re listening to Chit Chat Across the Pond episode #463 for November 10th, 2016. This week’s recording is very different from anything I’ve done before. This story took place on September 16, 1945. On that date a horrific typhoon Read More...

  • CCATP #462 Brian Johnson on Inspiring Kids with Bottle Rockets and Science (11/2/2016) -

    This week, Steve and I share hosting Chit Chat Across the Pond with retired electrical engineer, ham radio nerd, and remote control flier, Brian Johnson. Brian explains how he has taken his love of electronics and works to spread his enthusiasm to kids through volunteering at local schools.

    The pinnacle of his experiences was when Read More...

  • CCATP #460 Shelly Brisbin on Self-Publishing (10/18/2016) -

    We’re joined by Shelly Brisbin, author of the book iOS Access for All and host of The Parallel Podcast. As she’s written more than a dozen tech books, I asked her to come on the show to explain how she creates her books, what tools she uses, and how she migrated from using an agent Read More...

  • CCATP #458 Allister Jenks on Programming as a Hobby and a Tool (10/8/2016) -

    Allister Jenks joins us to talk about how he uses programming as a hobby and as a tool for solving problems.

    In his always delightful way, he talks about early experiences programming and how they sparked such joy in him. We’re talking a TRS-80 clone here and a programmable calculator! He tells the story Read More...

  • CCATP #456 Mike Elgan on Life as a Digital Nomad (9/21/2016) -

    Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist, currently working on a book about digital nomad living. You may have seen or heard him on the TWiT network where he’s a frequent contributor to TWIT, MacBreak Weekly and he was formerly the host of Tech News Today.

    Mike and his family spend many months at a time Read More...

  • CCATP #454 Lynda Gousha on Apple Announcements (9/7/2016) -

    This week our guest is Lynda Gousha and she’s here to talk about the big Apple announcements with me. We’ll talk Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, discuss camera specs and revel in “the best iPhone” they’ve ever made. You may have heard her on other fine podcasts, like Let’s Talk Apple Read More...

  • CCATP #452 Dr. Garry Asks “Compared to What?” (8/25/2016) -

    Dr. Maryanne Garry, Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington joins us again, this time to talk about how to interpret studies you hear about in the “news”.

    Flossing is bad for you! Hormone Replacement Therapy causes cancer! Mediterranean diet lowers cholesterol!

    Dr. Garry explains how to research these claims and what Read More...

  • CCATP #450 Chris Ashley (8/10/2016) -

    Chris Ashley of the SMR Podcast joins us to talk about the Windows 10 Anniversary edition release, integration of Android with Windows, as well as the Ring Video Doorbell and the Bose Quiet Comfort QC35 wireless noise cancelling headphones. Chris turns the tables and asks my advice on whether his baby girl should get an Read More...

  • CCATP #448 Bart Busschots on How Tech Caused Fitness (7/22/2016) -

    Bart Busschots joins us this week but not to talk about stealthy programming or the taming of any terminals or even security. This time he’s here to explain how technology has helped him to lose 40 pounds. He’ll explain how he worked through denial and then started exercising and finally to add dieting to change Read More...

  • CCATP #447 Mike Potter on How to Throw a Tech Conference (7/12/2016) - This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series ccatp-lite

    In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond we’re joined by Mike Potter of For Mac Eyes Only to talk about what goes into creating a tech conference. We talk about choosing a venue, creating speaker agreements, getting insurance, managing the catering and Read More...

  • CCATP #445 Andy Ihnatko on Journalism, Used Cars and PG Wodehouse (6/27/2016) - This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series ccatp-lite

    Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun Times joins me to talk about the current state of journalism, and we discuss the question of whether “real” journalism is on its way out.

    We also side track into discussing how a dying car has caused Andy Read More...

  • CCATP #443 Bastian Wölfle – A Geek’s Guide to Diet and Exercise (6/14/2016) - This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series ccatp-lite

    This week our guest is Bastian Wölfle software product manager, German podcaster and self-described crazy man. Bastian lost 40 kg (90 pounds) and he tells us how he pulled this off.

    He’s got book recommendations, geeky recommendations on how and what to track in your Read More...

  • CCATP #441 Dr. Maryanne Garry on Cognitive Biases, Learning and Aging (5/31/2016) - This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series ccatp-lite

    Dr. Maryanne Garry, Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington joins us again to talk about two really interesting books about cognitive psychology. I enjoy talking to Dr. Garry because she reads real studies that follow scientific processes, where we mean those that explain Read More...

  • CCATP #439 Antonio Rosario on Photo Processing (5/19/2016) - This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series ccatp-lite

    Antonio Rosario of the Switch to Manual Podcast at switchtomanual.com/… joins us again to answer some of my photo processing questions. He tries to explain to me the difference between a filter and an adjustment in programs like Photoshop and Affinity Photo (and I think Read More...

  • CCATP #437 Devin King on Photography (5/5/2016) -

    In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond, we’re joined by Devin King, the first VP and Program Director for SMOG, the Southern California Macintosh Owners | Users Group (Ocmug.org). He’s a photographer who converted from a giant Canon DSLR to carrying two mirrorless cameras, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Fuji X-T1.

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  • CCATP #436 Allister Jenks and Julie Kuehl Talk WordPress (4/29/2016) -

    Allister Jenks hosts Julie Kuehl to talk about WordPress – the web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. We discuss what it is, what it isn’t, the two key variations of WordPress, how simple and yet powerful and flexible it is, and how it is both a free, open Read More...

  • CCATP #435 How to Secure Your Internet of Things (4/23/2016) -

    Bart Busschots did a talk for the Connecticut Macintosh Connection (aka CTMac) at ctmac.org a few weeks ago where he explained how the Internet of Things can be a concern for the security of your home network. Of course he didn’t stop there, he sent on to explain how for a fairly small amount of Read More...

  • CCATP #433 I Push Hard on Greg Scown from Smile About TextExpander 6 (4/8/2016) -

    There’s been a lot of consternation on the Internet this week about the announcements by Smile with their new TextExpander 6 product at textexpander.com. I invited Smile founder Greg Scown onto the show to explain their thinking and to allow me to ask him some tough questions. It was hard for me to do because Read More...

  • CCATP #431 “What’s a Producer?” With Jennie Josephson (3/26/2016) -

    Jennie Josephson, Senior Advisor to the Daily Tech News Show, joins us this week to try and answer a question I’ve had for a long time, “What’s a producer?” Jennie is qualified to answer this question with her background in radio and news production over the years. You’ll hear her try to answer this question Read More...

  • CCATP #429 Stewart Cheifet on AI, Self-Driving Cars and Virtual Reality (3/10/2016) -

    Stewart Cheifet hosted shows on television about technology from the 1980s through 2002. The Computer Chronicles and Net Cafe are still fascinating to watch because of Stewart’s ability to see the current technology and map out the path to the future. I asked Stewart to come on and talk about Artificial Intelligence, self-driving cars, and Read More...

  • CCATP #427 Barry Fulk on Mobile Device Management (2/24/2016) -

    In this episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond, we’re joined by Barry Fulk. Barry is known as the nicest guy in the world who specializes in stalking Mac podcasters. He also directs mobile device management at a large, highly regulated company. He joins us to explain what MDM, or Mobile Device Management is, and Read More...

  • CCATP #425 Pretend I’m Dumb About Math with Cheyenne Swenson (2/13/2016) -

    In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond I asked Cheyenne Swenson, 2nd grade teacher at Gallatin Elementary School in Southern California, to come on the show and explain Common Core Math to me. This is a challenging episode because my arithmetic skills were stunted by New Math in the 1960s. Cheyenne explains Read More...

  • CCATP #423 Dave Hamilton Talks Digital vs Analog Headphones (1/29/2016) -

    I asked Dave Hamilton to come on the show to help us understand the impact of Apple removing the analog headphone jack. I didn’t want to do a big hand wringing about how annoying it might be to replace all of our headphones, rather I asked Dave to come on the show to explain in Read More...

  • CCATP #421 Chuck Joiner on Apple Watch Fitness and Gear for Video Interviews (1/14/2016) -

    Chuck Joiner of the MacVoices podcast joins us to talk about how the simple reminder of the little loops on the Apple Watch Activity app got him to stand up once and hour, do a little exercise and start to feel better. We then move into conversation about how he records his video interviews for Read More...

  • CCATP #417 Chris Ashley on the New Hotness from Microsoft (12/19/2015) -

    In this week’s show Chris Ashley from the SMR Podcast (smrpodcast.com) joins us to talk about all of the cool new hardware products from Microsoft.

    We talk Microsoft Band, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and the new 950 Windows Phone. We talk about how great it is that Microsoft, Google and Apple now build Read More...

  • CCATP #416 Antonio Rosario on Black & White Photography (12/9/2015) -

    This week we’re joined by Antonio Rosario, a professional photographer and instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. He’s also a digital imaging and workflow consultant. In this conversation I attempt to learn the workflow he uses to make his iconic black and white street photography stand out. It takes a while for us to get to Read More...

  • CCATP #415 Bart Busschots Ponders the Mystery of the Christmas Star (12/5/2015) -

    Bart Busschots takes us on a journey of discovery to try and see if we can determine what celestial body was seen in the sky on the night of Jesus birth in the city of Bethlehem. This discussion is not judgmental or prejudicial, but rather takes us through what we know of history at the Read More...

  • CCATP #414 Claus Wolf Tries Convince Me of the Value of Meta Data (11/28/2015) -

    Claus Wolf of mactopics.de joins us on Chit Chat Across the Pond for the first time to try and convince me that meta data is important and that I should appreciate it. He’s doing this because so many times I have made fun of meta data in the past and said it was silly. Claus Read More...

  • CCATP #412 David Sawyer of TSOLife (11/10/2015) -

    David Sawyer is the CEO and founder of TSOLife, also known as The Story of Life.

    TSOLife is a web application that lets users leave behind their own legacy for future generations including text, audio and video. David is currently a student at Stetson University with the vision of helping us capture our memories Read More...

  • Chit Chat – After the Logo (10/25/2015) - New (to Me) Digital Audio Workstation – Amadeus Pro Read More...
  • CCATP #408 – Tom Merritt on Self Publishing (10/23/2015) -

    On this week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond we’ve got Tom Merritt, fiction and non-fiction author over at tommerrittbooks.com to talk about self publishing and what his journey has been like to write his own books. Oh, and he does an amazing daily tech newscast called the Daily Tech News Show.

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