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NC #930 Filter Contact Fields by Donna, Syncthing by Bill Reveal, Security Bits with Bart Busschots

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, March 5, 2023, and this is show number 762.

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Next weekend is our FORTIETH wedding anniversary, so we’re sneaking off for a weekend of wine tasting with our dear friends Dean and Suzanne, whom we met when they crashed our romantic dinner for two in Sedona on our 20th anniversary. We won’t be home on the weekend so there will be no live show next week, March 12th. To give my voice every chance to heal, it’s quite likely that the show won’t come out until Monday March 13th. Don’t panic, the show will go on!

Hi, this is Allison’s assistant, As you can tell, Allison’s voice took yet another turn for the worse. She asked me to tell you that we got some great listener content submitted this week, so she’s going to hopefully move the content she had planned to next week so you don’t have to listen to the gravel machine any more than necessary. We’ve got a segment of Security Bits too so it’s going to be a great show. We’ll get to that content soon, but let’s hear what she’s been up to this week.

Allison on DTNS Antarc-Tech

I got to be on the Daily Tech News Show with Tom Merritt and Sarah Lane this week. I haven’t been on the show in ages, but not for lack of Roger trying to book me. All the trips we’ve been on have really gotten in the way of my guest appearances. We had a blast doing the regular tech news and then we talked a bit about my advice for tech on travel.

Tom and Sarah and Roger have some bonus content they do for their patrons which they call “Good Day Internet.” Normally it’s just a random discussion but this week Roger had a quiz for us and it was absolute anarchy and hilarious. Tom would read a description of a movie (that Roger had written) and the question for each movie was what was the name of the computer. Sarah, Len Peralta, and I were the participants and we barely got any right, even though we knew these movies really well. Four of them Steve and I actually own and I still didn’t get any of them right. I’m not sure why it was so hilarious but it really was fun.

Allison and Barry on Let’s Talk Podcasts

This weekend, Barry Fulk came to visit Steve and me. Barry is a good friend of the Apple community and was instrumental in the event that is now known as Macstock. When Bart put out his call for panelists for this Let’s Talk Apple podcast, I realized Barry had never been on the show before, so I invited Barry and me to be on this month’s show. Bart and Barry had a great time together and Bart hopes to include him in the regular rotation of guests. You can find this episode of Let’s Talk Apple in your podcatcher of choice under LTA 114 or follow the link in the shownotes.

CCATP #760 — Rod Simmons on Migrating from LastPass to 1Password

After an inexplicable hiatus, we have a new episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite.

CCATP #761 — Bart Busschots on PBS 146 of X – Shell Loops


Tiny Tip – Filter Contact Fields When Sharing iOS Contacts – by Donna Campbell

This is great, Donna – I wonder how long the filter fields dropdown has been hiding in plain sight? Donna wrote this tip up as a blog post as well, and she’s got screenshots walking you through how to do it, along with a sweet photo of her husband escorting her mom away to a doctor’s appointment. I hope all of you heal up quickly and thanks so much for bringing us this useful tip.

For our second listener review, we’ll be hearing from Bill Reveal. Bill is the guy who helped me migrate my entire web server, fix the plaguing encoding problems I had in the database, and in combination with efforts by Bart to make it as fast as it is now. I will be forever in Bill’s debt for how stable and well-controlled is. If you appreciate that as much as I do, think of Bill every time it makes you happy. As if those contributions were not enough, Bill has a terrific review for us.

Private, Secure, and Free Dropbox-like Experience with Syncthing by Bill Reveal

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I know I don’t have the enthusiasm of expression of the real Allison, so I appreciate you bearing up with listening to me. By the way, services like cost money, and if you appreciate the work I did to help Allison out, maybe you could throw her a dollar or two by going to, or to Thanks, and let’s get on with the show.

Security Bits — 5 March 2023

Transcript of NC_2023_03_05

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Did you know you can email me at [email protected] any time you like? If you have a question or a suggestion just send it on over. You can follow me on Mastodon at @[email protected]. Remember, everything good starts with If you want to join the conversation, you can join our Slack community at where you can talk to me and all of the other lovely NosillaCastaways. You can support the show at or with a one-time donation at  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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