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NC #855 Synology Encrypted Hyper Backup, AfterShokz Headphones, Nuke and Pave iPhone, Blog Posts Take a Long Time

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, September 26, 2021, and this is show number 855.

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Chit Chat Across the Pond

I have a love of numbers, and especially numbers that make sense. I was chatting with Bart and Mark Pouley about how much it pleased me when I found out many years ago that BMW model numbers made sense. The first digit (3, 5, or 7) was the body style, and the last two digits were the engine displacement, so a BMW 320i has a 2.0-liter engine. Then I explained I was distressed when they made that sort of a guideline. The 328i sedan now has a 2.0-liter engine, and the 335i has a 3.0-liter engine. It makes me crazy.

Anyway, this isn’t a show about model numbers on cars, but my desire for clean, understandable numbering is relevant. There isn’t a Chit Chat Across the Pond this week and there wasn’t one two weeks ago for one very important (to me) reason. If I skipped a couple of episodes, it meant that the very first episode of Programming By Stealth when we start on back-end development with PHP will be episode 700. We also started the series after JavaScript on installment 100 of Programming By Stealth and that made me happy too.

It’s a dumb reason to skip shows but it makes me happy.

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Encrypted Off-Site Backups with Synology Hyper Backup

AfterShokz OpenMove Headphones – A Niche Joy – by Jill from the North Woods

Support the Show

I am amazed at how generous so many people are to support the podcasts through Patreon. I know everyone can’t afford to do it, and you know I don’t want anyone to stretch themselves if they can’t. But did you know that a very teeny percentage of listeners actually do support the show financially? It would make me really happy, if you can afford it, if you’d got to and find a dollar amount that shows the value you get out of the content we create here.

Nuke and Pave Your iPhone, It’s Fun!

Why My Blog Posts Take So Long to Write

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, Everything is Fiddly recordings, 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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