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NC #782 Tutorial, Dumb Question – Mystery Keystroke Adventure, Security Bits

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 3, 2020, and this is show number 782.

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Thanks to Steve’s request last week about the 15 year anniversary show, a lot of folks have sent in their audio recordings about how they found the NosillaCast and what they get out of listening. I’m floored by how lovely the recordings are. If you’d like to talk about your experiences with the show, please don’t forget to send them in soon. We’ve decided that the 15 year show will be on Sunday, May 17th so get them in in the next week or so.

Thanks to all who have sent in recordings already, they mean the world to me and Steve.

Chit Chat Across the Pond

We’ve got a twofer on Chit Chat Across the Pond this week!

Adam Engst has been publishing TidBITS for 30 years so I asked him to come on the show to talk about that journey. While we technically had an agenda, this conversation wandered into all kinds of fun topics like why Adam still goes to the same dentist office even though the dentist left and why he doesn’t know how many words per minute he types. I found a kindred spirit in Adam in his ability to keep doing something he loves for a very long time. I smiled and laughed and enjoyed the heck out of recording this episode.

You can find this episode in your podcatcher of choice as part of Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite, and of course as always you can listen over at as CCATP #636.

The second Chit Chat Across the Pond this week was Bart Busschots back with Programming By Stealth Installment 95 of X — Better JavaScript Class Attributes.

This week Bart explains how to give our JavaScript classes better data attributes via a very powerful JavaScript feature: getters and setters. On my first read through the notes for the episode, my head was spinning a bit, but Bart explains this so well using concrete examples (like a circle with a radius) that I think he got it through to me. When I told him up front that I struggled a bit when reading the shownotes, he said that this is the “pointy end” which I think meant that it was a difficult concept so I felt a little better about it.

In the end it made a lot of sense and I see the reason for the tools he explained.

I highly recommend you read Bart’s terrific tutorial shownotes at as you listen along at CCATP #637 — Bart Busschots on PBS 95 of X — Better JavaScript Class Attributes or while listening along in your podcatcher of choice to Programming By Stealth.

Appearance on Cordkillers

This week I had the great pleasure of being a guest on Cordkillers with Brian Brushwood and Tom Merritt. I was trepidatious about being on the show because these guys know so much about the background of every TV show, movie, producer, director, history of the networks, and the history of the convoluted paths of the different streaming services! And I’m over here watching Andy Griffith on Netflix.

I still had a blast as we talked about how Netflix’s new subscriber growth is insane and try to forecast what it will look like in the future, we talk about the pushed-out releases of several new super hero movies, and wonder what the world is coming to when Scooby Doo goes straight to digital purchase. We even muse about what movie theaters of the future will look like.

Go check it out at… or look for Cordkillers in that now famous podcatcher of choice for episode 309.

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Security Bits — 3 May 2020

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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