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.
During this episode we briefly mention a wonderful email from Jill about factorials and more. I wanted to include the full letter in the shownotes here because it contains some wonderful explanations, especially an even better explanation of strongly vs. weakly-typed languages. Here’s Jill’s entire letter:
Hi, me again
I think there’s a concept you haven’t quite grasped in PBS, and that’s types. I know you’ve mostly got it, but I think perhaps I might be able to help unconfuse you on a few edge cases.
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.
Bart’s full tutorial is available at bartbusschots.ie/….
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.
And as always, here’s a link to Bart’s terrific tutorial for the episode: bartbusschots.ie/…
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.
[Note: I say the wrong episode number at the beginning!]
And as always, here’s a link to Bart’s terrific tutorial for the episode: bartbusschots.ie/….