Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, September 27, 2020, and this is show number 803.
Chit Chat Across the Pond
This week Bart Busschots is back with Programming By Stealth 102 where he gives us our first introduction to the tool Git. In our last Programming By Stealth we learned about the concept of version control, and the evolution from client/server version control to peer-to-peer version control and the creation of Git. In this installment we start learning the fundamental concepts of Git. We learn about the database, the working copy, and the index and understanding the difference is critical to effectively using Git. We also dig into the Git database and begin to learn the terminology inside it, which oddly uses normal English words but those words might not mean what you think they mean. We gain an understanding of why Git uses SHA1 hashes but not for encryption. We start to get into the power of Git as we learn about commits, staging, stashes, and tags.
We didn’t get to play with Git yet but the challenge is to install Git and if you want the extra credit, choose and download one ore more Git GUI clients.
You can find the show in your podcatcher of choice by searching for Programming By Stealth, or you can listen directly at podfeet.com/…, or even better I recommend listening and reading along with Bart’s tutorial shownotes at pbs.bartificer.net/…
After extensive testing, the wonderful Lory Gil has written a very extensive article on iMore about the Apple Watch Series 6, exploring in detail the health and wellbeing aspects of the device. I was completely floored to find out that she not only linked to my article but also even quoted me in hers. She was looking for backup evidence that the Apple Watch Series 6 truly does have a much better battery life, especially for the 40mm watch.
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I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but many of us are no longer going about our normal daily routines, and one of those things we’ve stopped doing is commuting to work and back. While losing that part of the daily grind is one of the few silver linings, it turns out that’s when a lot of people used to listen to podcasts. When you combine that with the massive loss in income, the impact on podcasters is significant. Bart gives so much of his time freely to the NosillaCast in Security Bits and to the Programming By Stealth audience, along with his Let’s Talk Apple and Let’s Talk Photography podcasts, and his goal is to break even financially. But his Patreon fees have dropped because of recent events, so if you’re in a position to pledge to Bart for his work to support us, I’d really appreciate it. I even authorize you to shift money from my Patreon to his. Head over to lets-talk.ie and push one of the big blue buttons and show him you appreciate his work.
I should mention that he got called into emergency work efforts this weekend so his regularly-scheduled Security Bits will be next week instead of in this show.
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