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NC #771 Celestron, Hydrow, Transcribe VOIP Calls, mamaRoo, Currency Rate Decimals, Plugable, Hindenburg, Lost iPhone

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, February 16, 2020, and this is show number 771.

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Chit Chat Across the Pond

Tom Steven, aka Tom on the Internet from joins me this week on Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite to tell the tale of how he went from knowing zero about programming to landing a full-time job as a web developer in two years of self-training. Then he talks about the things that surprised him that he learned as a developer in that first year. In listening to Tom, you’ll feel like he’s not extraordinary and like maybe you could do this too. That is, if you’re willing to put the time and energy into teaching yourself all with a laptop and the Internet. I found Tom delightful and entertaining and inspiring, and I hope you will too.

You can find this episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite in your podcatcher of choice or you can listen right over at…. By the way, Tom has joined our Slack community (at so give him a shout if you have any questions or comments about this episode.

Blog Posts

We’ve got a ton of great content for you this week. Steve has produced four more of the interviews we did at CES, and we even picked up an interview at Podcast Movement Evolutions in Los Angeles. And because I can’t seem to stop creating content, I’ve got two stories to tell and a discussion with my buddy Dean that you’ll enjoy.

CES 2020: Celestron StarSense Explorer Telescopes

CES 2020: Hydrow Live Outdoor Reality Rower

Create Real Time Transcriptions of VOIP Calls with Rogue Amoeba and

Support the Show

Our hero of the week is good friend of the show Troy Shimkus. Troy is our hero because he’s the latest NosillaCastaway to become a patron. He simply went to and selected a dollar amount to pledge to help the show each week and he was done. Now I know these are hard-earned dollars but here’s how Troy explained his decision. He took stock of the services he gets for free, like entertainment and news. He decided that he should be contributing more to those that he finds great value in. Ken Ray and I got the Patreon deal and Ihefinally got a digital subscription to my local paper.

Thank you Troy for becoming our hero of the week.

CES 2020: mamaRoo Infant Swing and Sleep Bassinet

When Currency Rate Decimals Go Wrong

CES 2020: Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

Podcast Movement 2020: Hindenburg Multitrack Audio Editor

Dean Deals With a Lost Phone ( Transcription)

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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