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, February 6, 2022, and this is show number 874.
Chit Chat Across the Pond
Bart and I recorded an episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond that’s kind of halfway between a lite episode and a Programming By Stealth. It’s a story time episode about how Bart became a computer scientist, who had a big influence on him and how and the a deeper dive into the fun he has had with solving Wordle the nerd way. I can’t link to it today though because Bart used today’s word in his Wordle explanation! I’ll post it on Monday and there’s a non-zero chance I’ll remember to link it into the NosillaCast shownotes blog post. You won’t see it in your podcatcher though because they’re too fast and any changes I make don’t get pushed to you. In any case, the recording will be in both the Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite feed and the Programming By Stealth feed when it comes out.
And now it’s out! CCATP #714 Bart Busschots – It’s Ok to Play a Different Game!
You’re about to hear a really interesting automation solution from Chris Nielsen using a tool called LaTeX. I asked him if he had used a script for his recording and he said he hadn’t, but that he’d write it up for us. He did something way better than I expected. What you’re about to hear is kind of the big picture of the problem he solved and how. In the blog post he didn’t repeat what he said in audio, rather he got into the nitty-gritty detail of how to use this tool. If you read his blog post, you’ll see some simple examples that would sound like goop if he’d tried to describe them in audio. So if the solution he describes here sounds interesting to you, I highly encourage you to go read the blog post to get the complementary information. With that, let’s hear from Chris.
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