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NC #978 Cricut Smart Cutting Machines, Tailwind HomeKit Garage Controller, Skwheel Electric Ski, 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, February 4, 2024, and this is show number 978.

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Chit Chat Across the Pond

CCATP #785 — Helma van der Linden on Porting XKPASSWD from Perl to JavaScript

CCATP #786 — Bart Busschots on PBS 160 of X — jq as a Programming Language


CES 2024: Cricut Smart Cutting Machines

We’ve gotten a lot of comments about the Cricut video this week and I have to give one huge caution. This is a huge opportunity to buy accessories. If you have a craft store nearby, take a look at the Cricut section. There are blades and pens and papers and vinyl and stickers and things to stick all of this too and then you need storage bins and roll carriers and cases and it’s insane and so much fun. In other words, get a much bigger budget than the cost of the machine before you buy a Cricut!

Tailwind iQ3 Brings Back HomeKit after Chamberlain Removed it From My Garage Door

CES 2024: Skwheel Electric Ski

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Security Bits — 4 February 2024

Transcript of NC_2024_02_04

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