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NC #731 – Happy 14 Years, MacVoices Road to Macstock, TextExpander Tutorial, Linux on Windows, Wyze Sense, Tesla Model 3

We celebrate you, the community of NosillaCastaways on this 14-year anniversary show. I’ll tell you how I approached the task of teaching TextExpander to an audience from new folks to the most experienced for my tutorial for ScreenCastsOnline. Bart comes on for a quick discussion of why it’s so cool that Microsoft announced they’re putting the Linux kernel inside the next Windows update. I’ll tell you about the Wyze Sense motion sensor Starter Pack, how much fun I had attending their virtual happy hour, and the announcements they made at the event. I bought a Tesla Model 3 and I’ll give you an introduction into some of the amazing tech that’s in this car.

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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, May 12, 2019, and this is show number 731. First of all, let me give a shout out to all of the Mother’s out there. Whether you bore your own child, adopted, or acted as a mom to someone who needed you, Happy Mother’s Day.

I’d like to also give a big cheer for the 14-year anniversary of the NosillaCast coming up tomorrow on Monday the 13th of May. In 2005 I sat down in front of a microphone hooked up to a 15″ PowerBook running Garageband and made my first podcast episode of what I then called The Nosilla Podcast, or NosillaCast for short.

#### MacVoices #19136: Road to Macstock – Allison Sheridan On The Evolution and Creation Of Her Podcast

Chuck Joiner had me on MacVoices this week for his series he calls “Road to Macstock”. He asked me on to explain what I’ll be presenting at the show. It’s timely with the 14th anniversary because my presentation is all about how technology created a community. In other words, it’s about how Steve and I became friends with you. Without the NosillaCast in our lives, those lives would be ever so much smaller. Whether you’ve just dropped me a note to say you liked the show, or done a listener contribution, or sent in a dumb question, or sent me a correction where I said something dumb, or you’re a Patreon member, or you contribute or lurk in our Facebook or Slack communities, or if you’re an all-out fan by being a weekly attendee of the live show, you’ve all enriched my life. If you want to hear more about it, check out the link in the shownotes to

If you haven’t signed up for Macstock and have figured out a way to get yourself to the Chicago area the weekend of July 27th and 28th, you can get a ticket for $70 off the full price of a 2-day weekend pass if you use the coupon code podfeet. That brings it down to only $179 for two days of amazing instruction and a chance to increase your community of friends in the nerdiest of places. I really hope you’ll get there so we can meet in person.

Whether you’ve been here a day, a month, a year, or more than a decade, I want to thank you for listening, and staying subscribed.

Chit Chat Across the Pond

I took a week off from Chit Chat Across the Pond to go down to San Diego and see Lindsay for Mother’s Day. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program next week.

Live Show Will be Monday

Next Sunday we’ll be in Fresno attending a graduation party so the live show will be pushed out till _Monday_May 20th at 5pm Pacific time. I hope we’ll still see at least some of you there!

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TextExpander Tutorial on ScreenCastsOnline

Bart Al Talk Linux on Windows

At the risk of needing to rebrand the NosillaCast as having an ever so slight Windows bias, I want to talk about a really big announcement coming out of Microsoft this week. They announced that Windows 10 will soon ship with a full, open source, GPLed Linux Kernel. I’ve read a bit about it including a great article by Ars Technica, but I thought it would be more fun to bring in Bart Busschots to help understand why this is so cool. I asked him if he’d do this on the fly with no shownotes so you’ll have to listen if you want to hear our discussion.

Support the Show

In 2017, on the show I mentioned a listener who went by the handle Skamar and for some reason, I asked what the person’s real name was. I got a lovely email as a result from Aristidis (pronounced ah-ree-STEE-deHs) Skamagakis from Greece, telling me that he’d been listening since 2010. Remember my list of all the ways you can interact with me and how much they all mean to me? Well, this lovely letter where Aris said, “you fill every Monday morning with your wonderful podcast” absolutely made my day. Then in 2018, he sent in a Dumb Question, and in 2019 sent in a correction. Now this week, Aris has become a Patreon member! The only thing he’s missing is attending the live show, but in his very first message, he explained the difficulties of watching a show at 3 am his time.

Thank you so much, Aris, for your wonderful contributions and for making a pledge to support the show financially at You rock.

Wyze Sense and Happy Hour

Tale of Two Teslas

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 like Aris did this week,,!  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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