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NC #692 MacAlly MacBook Pro Charger, Excel and Numbers and Elapsed Time, Code-Free Automation Video, Security Bits

After last week’s brain-bending segment on battery calculations, I’ll give you three easy steps to follow that literally summarizes the entire segment. Then I’ll explain why I tried to use Numbers when I wanted to use Excel and how I continue to be disappointed by Numbers. My CMD-D video is finally up from last year where I talked about Code-Free Automation. Then Bart joins us for another segment of Security Bits.

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Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, August 12, 2018, and this is show number 692.

Chit Chat Across the Pond

This week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond was recorded just an hour ago so I haven’t even posted it yet – it was Bart Busschots on Programming By Stealth Installment 60 of X. In this episode we take our first baby steps towards learning to fold JavaScript into Bootstrap. I had to dust off some very dusty brain cells in this episode, even thought it was a tiny little lesson. We had fun making buttons that put up alerts and dismissed them, which sure helped me visualize what we were doing. Check out this episode in your podcatcher of choice under Programming By Stealth or the full Chit Chat Across the Pond feed. And of course Bart’s amazing tutorial is at…


Last week’s lesson on how to size batteries was a little rough for some people. David Roth wrote in our Facebook group about it: ” I gather the podcast listenership had grown too big, so this piece was designed to eliminate the non-engineers?”

Ok, fine. I realized I could have given you pretty much three simple steps to size an AC battery for your Mac laptop:

  • Download the free MacTracker from for Mac or iOS
  • In MacTracker, find your Mac’s battery in Wh
  • Divide your Mac’s battery in Wh by .72 and that’s how big of an AC battery you need to charge your Mac at least once

There, David, are you happy now?

Blog Posts

Macally MacBook Pro Charger with Magnetic USB-C Cable

Fighting with Excel and Numbers and Elapsed Time

My Code-Free Automation Talk from CMD-D & a New CMD-D Class

Patreon and Amazon

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s back to school season and you might just be buying school supplies for your precious little monsters. I decided to make life easier for you and created a link to Amazon’s Back to School Supplies. It’s pretty cool, they’ve got it sorted by grades and by type of supplies. There’s even a Deals for Back to School section. Remember if you use the Amazon Affiliate Links, a small percentage may go back to help the show, and it doesn’t cost you an extra dime! We thank you for your support of the Podfeet Podcasts.

Security Bits

The hack we were trying to remember that TSMC fell victim to was called WannaCry.

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @podfeet.  Remember, everything good starts with,,,!  And if you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways.   Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

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