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, January 28, 2024, and this is show number 977.
This week I desperately wanted to argue with someone about the incessant handwringing that’s going on right now about how Apple wants 12% of the revenue that developers will make when they were forced to allow third-party payment systems. I didn’t want to do a simple rant on the NosillaCast, so I asked the guys over at the SMR Podcast if I could come on and argue with Rod Simmons about it. He’s usually good for taking whatever side I’m not on. They thought it was a grand idea. So open your podcatcher of choice and download episode 604 of the SMR Podcast called “The Apple Decision with Allison Sheridan”, or follow the link in the shownotes. I had a blast and I think they did too.
I said during the interview that we really love the MEATER temperature probes and I wasn’t lying. Steve smoked some ribs this weekend (he learned at the feet of the master, Chris Ashley of the BBQ and Tech podcast). He used his MEATER probes and the ribs were fantastic – tender and juicy!
Flickering Flameless Wax Candles from TECHLONG – All the Ambiance with None of the Hassles or Danger
This week, listener Corrie contacted me asking for advice on how to buy Apple Vision Pro. His questions centered around how to choose just the right Zeiss inserts to correct his vision. I’m not certain I gave him good advice, but I did do some research and I did give him my best guess. He was evidently happy because he made a very generous one-time donation to the podcast via PayPal. I asked him if he might not want his money back if the lenses don’t work out for him. He laughed at my little joke and then said, “I love hearing your perspective on all things computing and you deserve to be compensated for your creativity.” Isn’t that the sweetest thing? You can be sweet too by following Corrie’s lead and going to podfeet.com/paypal to show your appreciation for the shows.
Buying Apple Vision Pro with Marty Jencius (no blog post – look for transcript)
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