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NC #986 Double Tap Podcast, Siena’s First Tiny Tip, Online Documentation with MkDocs, Aqara Smart Home, 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, March 31, 2024, and this is show number 986.

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Before we dig in, I want to let everyone know that there will not be a live show next Sunday, April 7th. We’ll be traveling to Texas to see the total solar eclipse, along with 12-18 million of our closest friends. Don’t worry about the show though, it will come out early on Wednesday. I’m going to repeat for those who weren’t listening: NO LIVE SHOW ON 7 APRIL!

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Allison on Double Tap

I started listening to the Double Tap podcast recently, hosted by Steven Scott and Shaun Price. It’s a podcast abut blind accessibility and it’s fantastic.The two gentlemen (and they would suggest I’m using the term loosely) have simply fabulous voices. Steven is from Scotland and Shaun is from the UK and I am such a sucker for those accents! I also really like the show because there’s a warmth in the way they approach the world along with lots of good-natured ribbing and self-deprecation.

On a recent episode, I heard them mention CSUN’s Assistive Technology Conference. I wrote to them before the conference, introducing myself, telling them how I talk about accessibility on a mainstream podcast and asking them if there were any interviews they’d like me to get for them for their show. Steven and I got on a call together to discuss how we could have some fun collaborating and a friendship was born.

The next day, Steven and Shaun had me on their show! Their website is woefully behind, so I can’t give you a podcatcher-agnostic link to the episode. I can link to it in specific podcatchers like Overcast or Apple Podcasts, but it might be more listener-friendly to have you search for the Double Tap podcast in your podcatcher of choice, and then look for the episode from March 20th. It’s an hour-long episode and I come on right around 29 minutes into the show.

I had great fun with them and like I said the show is fantastic so I hope you’ll check it out.


Siena’s First Tiny Tip – How to Quick Unmute a Video on iOS

Make Beautiful Online Documentation with MkDocs

CES 2024: Aqara Smart Home Devices

Support the Show

Last week I talked about doing my taxes and finding that I actually lost money doing the podcast and I suggested it would be swell if more people chose to donate to the show using Patreon. What I didn’t expect was that listener and good friend in real life Lynn who is already a generous patron of the Podfeet Podcasts to increase her pledge. She’s already helping to shoulder the load. Of course, I accepted her generosity!

Darn it if Mike Price didn’t do the same thing – doubling his Patreon pledge! Like so many others, he contributes in so many ways it seems criminal to take his money but I’ll also graciously accept.

Then listener Emmi became a new patron of the show by going to and pledging an amount in her own currency that reflects the value she finds in the material we produce. She was also very generous.

Then both long-time donors Janet Chesne and George from Tulsa sent in PayPal donations to help out even more.

I thank Lynn, Mike, Emmi, Janet & George for their support. I hope those of you who have not yet started supporting the show will consider helping shoulder the load to make the shows we produce here a success.

TikTok About xz Utility Backdoor

You’re about to hear Security Bits and you’ll hear Bart and me discuss at length a backdoor that was found in an open source library called xz. After we recorded I was fooling around on TikTok, and found a wonderful video by a guy who goes by Nate where he explains that nerds saved the Internet this weekend and it’s all about the xz backdoor. I put a link in the shownotes before the Security Bits section so you can watch it – it’s glorious.

Security Bits — 31 March 2024

Transcript of NC_2024_03_31

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. Remember, everything good starts with You can follow me on Mastodon at If you want to listen to the podcasts on YouTube, you can go to 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 don’t look for it on April 7th. Instead you’ll have to wait till April 14th to 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.

1 thought on “NC #986 Double Tap Podcast, Siena’s First Tiny Tip, Online Documentation with MkDocs, Aqara Smart Home, Security Bits

  1. Ferrers - April 1, 2024

    XZ — summed up by XKCD:

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