If you’d been subscribed to the NosillaCast News you’d have known what was going on with my site last week. Easy to remember Amazon affiliate link now at podfeet.com/amazon. Teach your Mac to talk with these fun terminal tricks. Full review of Mac application Snapheal from snapheal.com to erase icky things in your photos. In Dumb Question Corner I answer Kevin and Mark’s question, “why not Squarespace?” In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us into Taming the Terminal where we actually get to start poking around in our directories.
Today I tell you my tale of adventure moving podfeet.com from GoDaddy’s (awful) service to Bluehost. I’ll tell you how to move the database, how to move the files, how to get the domain name to point in the right place, and of course I’ll tell you all the things I did wrong along the way and all the places Bart helped me along the way. I’ll give you a quick review of Pear Linux from pearlinux.fr that makes Linux look like OSX. In Chit Chat Across the Pond we’re joined by Guy Serle from the MyMac.com podcast back again, this time to tell us how he actually created audio podcast episodes on the road at Macworld, using only an iPad and an iPhone.
This morning Alice Verpoorten sent a message to the Mac Roundtable crew that our good friend Tim Verpoorten had passed away. Tim was one of the founding fathers of the Mac Roundtable, he was the host of the MacReviewcast at surfbits.com. The best word to describe Tim was that he was a gentleman and he was a gentle man. I’m proud to have been considered a friend to him, and I’d like to talk just a little bit about what he meant to the community.
He gave us so much – even if you only count all the freeware he told us about. His phrase “it does one thing and does it well” still comes up often when you hear about a great app. He was so kind, I remember him mentoring me when I’d just tested some software and this app was crapola. He suggested that even though I’d spent the time writing up a bad review, it would be better if I just sent it to the developer rather than airing the bad review. I did as he suggested and I got back a very grateful letter from the developer assuring me that they appreciated the feedback and would do their best to improve the software. They hoped I would give them another chance. I’ve used his philosophy every since and I think I’ve made friends in the developer community while maintaining my integrity in reviews. Because of participating in the Mac Reviewcast, more people found the NosillaCast too. Switcher Mark and Jean MacDonald both reminded me that’s how they found the show and became NosillaCastaways.
Steve and I did have the pleasure of meeting Tim a few times in person at Macworld, and I treasured those experiences. My favorite thing he ever said to/about me was when we were setting up for a live Mac Roundtable. We were paired up on a single mic and he was fussing about with it to get it angled properly, and then he laughed and said, “oh who am I kidding, sharing a mic with Allison? I’m never going to get to talk!” I loved how he’d make fun of me and yet always made me feel loved like a well-teased kid sister.
Steve collected photos from all of the Mac Roundtable members and made a short video slideshow from our memories of Tim at Macworld. I hope you’ll follow the link in the shownotes to watch the video on the Mac Roundtable website and make your comments there.
I thought about how to best do a tribute to Tim and decided that letting you hear the last time he was on the NosillaCast would be great. I’m going to miss Tim terribly but I’m so glad we all got to know him in person or even just through his wonderful podcast. This episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond aired on January 6th, 2013. Enjoy.
On this 8th anniversary of the NosillaCast, you’ll hear first hand what happened when Knightwise of knightwise.com challenged the Internets to get him 150 members to his Google+ community and how the NosillaCastaways helped, then Bart will jump in to answer a dumb question on how to be as secure as possible if you’re running a WordPress website and then I’ll give you my take on the new Roku 3 vs. the AppleTV 3. in Chit Chat Across the Pond, Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 3 of n.
NosillaCastaways encouraged to show off their stuff in our Google+ Community. Fun accidental keyboard clicks. In Dumb Question Corner Lee Sargent asks for some clarification on the expiration of certificates in encrypted emails. Steve joins me in Chit Chat Across the Pond to interview JPL Astronomer Amy Mainzer.