Bart Busschots joins us this week but not to talk about stealthy programming or the taming of any terminals or even security. This time he’s here to explain how technology has helped him to lose 40 pounds. He’ll explain how he worked through denial and then started exercising and finally to add dieting to change his bad habits, all with the use of technology. He’s written a blog post with links to all of the apps he uses at bartbusschots.ie/….
In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond we’re joined by Mike Potter of For Mac Eyes Only to talk about what goes into creating a tech conference. We talk about choosing a venue, creating speaker agreements, getting insurance, managing the catering and more. He knows what he’s talking about because he’s about to host the 2nd annual Macstock Conference and Expo outside of Chicago this weekend. Steve and I were supposed to go but since our grandson’s arrival is any day now, we’re going to miss it. However, Mike is going to bring me in on the big screen to do my presentation on why you should consider using Apple Photos. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet to Macstock, go check it out at macstockconferenceandexpo.com.
Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun Times joins me to talk about the current state of journalism, and we discuss the question of whether “real” journalism is on its way out.
We also side track into discussing how a dying car has caused Andy to get more exercise and our joint enthusiasm for the author PG Wodehouse.
This week our guest is Bastian Wölfle software product manager, German podcaster and self-described crazy man. Bastian lost 40 kg (90 pounds) and he tells us how he pulled this off.
He’s got book recommendations, geeky recommendations on how and what to track in your body stats, and of course gadgets to make the whole process more fun.
Dr. Maryanne Garry, Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington joins us again to talk about two really interesting books about cognitive psychology. I enjoy talking to Dr. Garry because she reads real studies that follow scientific processes, where we mean those that explain studies which can be falsified (which are the only real theories).
Science as Falsification was introduced by Karl R. Popper if you want to learn more about it.
Antonio Rosario of the Switch to Manual Podcast at switchtomanual.com/… joins us again to answer some of my photo processing questions. He tries to explain to me the difference between a filter and an adjustment in programs like Photoshop and Affinity Photo (and I think he succeeds), we talk about how to avoid falling into the pitfall of having your camera set up all wrong from a previous shoot, and what a light meter is and why you might want to use one. You can find Antonio on Twitter, Flickr, Google Plus and Instagram as @amrosario and on Facebook at facebook.com/Switch2Manual.
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In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond, we’re joined by Devin King, the first VP and Program Director for SMOG, the Southern California Macintosh Owners | Users Group (Ocmug.org). He’s a photographer who converted from a giant Canon DSLR to carrying two mirrorless cameras, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Fuji X-T1.
We talk about what drove him to abandon the DSLR form factor and go to mirrorless cameras, and why he bought two of them, and the differences between them. We talk about applications for processing photos from Apple Photos to Lightroom and a whole lot of other editors:
- Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer
- Macphun’s Creative Kit suite
- MacPhun Filters for Photos
- Iridient Developer
- External Editors for Photos
- Capture One Pro 9
Allister Jenks hosts Julie Kuehl to talk about WordPress – the web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. We discuss what it is, what it isn’t, the two key variations of WordPress, how simple and yet powerful and flexible it is, and how it is both a free, open source project, and also a basis for commercial services and products. We also talk at length about the WordPress community and how they helped Julie take a big step in her professional life.
Bart Busschots did a talk for the Connecticut Macintosh Connection (aka CTMac) at ctmac.org a few weeks ago where he explained how the Internet of Things can be a concern for the security of your home network. Of course he didn’t stop there, he sent on to explain how for a fairly small amount of money, you can keep yourself secure.
Bart and I decided this would make a terrific topic for Chit Chat Across the Pond. He produced a 67 chart Keynote that we do NOT go through in its entirety, in fact we skip the middle 40 or so pages, but they’re there if you have in depth questions about how anything he discusses.
If you want to follow along with the slides, you can do that here: bartbusschots.ie/….
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There’s been a lot of consternation on the Internet this week about the announcements by Smile with their new TextExpander 6 product at textexpander.com. I invited Smile founder Greg Scown onto the show to explain their thinking and to allow me to ask him some tough questions. It was hard for me to do because TextExpander is a beloved product and the company Smile has shown themselves over the many years to care deeply about their customers. In fact, when I recently surveyed listeners about the first five apps they add to a new Mac, TextExpander was in the top three. It’s important to note that Smile is not an advertiser for the NosillaCast.
Here’s an outline of what I asked Greg. You’ll need to listen to hear his answers:
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