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NC #954 PETLIBRO Smart Cat Feeder, Google Forms, 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, August 20, 2023, and this is show number 954. We’ve gotten a lot of very nice messages from people asking whether we’re ok because of Hurricane Hilary. It felt good to have folks worry about us but we’ve been fine so far today. As of right now the peak wind has only been 9.2 and we’ve had 1.4 inches of rain. It’s not over yet but with our whole home batteries (the Tesla Powerwalls) we’re not too worried. Thanks to all who checked in with us.

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So, remember how I told you the show would come out on Wednesday because we were going to Houston for the weekend to finally meet our new grandson? Early in the week I got a wee bit of a cold, so we cancelled the trip. There’s this virus called RSV that can be very dangerous to babies, and especially dangerous to premature babies like Teddy, and RSV can present itself as a cold in adults. Rather than take any risk to Teddy, we postponed the trip by a few weeks. We were disappointed, but we were able to pick a time when Kyle will be on the second half of his paternity leave so it will be even more fun.

Since we’d told everyone there would NOT be a live show, I sent out the bat signal on every channel I could think of:

  • Mastodon
  • Twitter
  • Facebook (via Steve)
  • Slack
  • Podfeet Press (the newsletter I told you about recently)
  • Patreon
  • Individual messages to the people who show up often

If you missed the fact that there was a live show today, my apologies but I tried everything short of sending out owls!


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Security Bits — 13 August 2023

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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 5 PM Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways.   Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

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