It’s been a long time since we did a Taming the Terminal episode but we’re back with episode 36 of n, screen and cron. You’ll hear me say this is episode 35, but with all these numbers flying around we got mixed up!
In any case, in this installment Bart teaches us two unrelated but really cool things you can do with the Terminal in macOS or Linux. The first is cron, a tool that lets you schedule scripts to run at specific times and days. The second is screen, which is a utility that allows you to create a virtuatl terminal inside your regular terminal. If that sounds head explody (as Bart likes to say), it kind of is, but of course he breaks it down and shows how really clever and useful it is.
Last week on the show I told you that Bart, Steve and I were working on a secret project. The big reveal is that we’ve revealed a new podcast: Taming the Terminal! This podcast is the 35 part series (which is actually 40 podcast episodes) originally broadcast as part of the NosillaCast. Steve painstakingly pulled every episode out, topped and tailed it, Bart and I did introductions to it and then we added the awesome logo Steve made for us!
You can find Taming the Terminal in your podcatcher of choice (including iTunes), and the detailed written tutorials and direct download and player links are all over on Bart’s site at http://bartb.ie/ttt. You can subscribe by hand by copying this link and pasting it into your podcatcher: http://podfeet.com/ttt/ttt-rss.xml. Don’t try to CLICK that link, copy/paste is your friend. Continue reading “Taming the Terminal is Now a Standalone Podcast”
Dr. Garry’s homework for you for next week – watch these two videos: Video 1 and Video 2. Don’t ignore your tech, consider choosing different friends. More reasons why you might enjoy checking out the NosillaCast community over at podfeet.com/googleplus. Inspire your young ones this summer with littleBits from littlebits.cc. I walk you through the absolute comedy of what you have to do to get music on the Apple Watch – about as complicated as it used to be to use a Blackberry. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 35 of n, HTTP commands.
Woohoo – it’s the 10 year anniversary of the NosillaCast on Wednesday! I got to be on Let’s Talk Apple, and listen to the show to get $10 off the early bird pricing for Macstock . Don’t forget to register at midwestmacbbq.com so Barry knows you’re coming to the barbecue too. David Quiring corrects me and sends a link to rechargeable 9V batteries. I explain why I’m returning the Milanese Loop for Apple Watch, and then I cover a lot more about the Photos App: debating whether they really REMOVED things from Photos, how confusing the terminology is inside Photos, and I even talk about what I like in Photos (like the adjustments everyone is whining about. Another interview from CES, this time with Tayzu Robotics about their wicked cool drone that can land in water without being destroyed.
All Mac friends – register for the MidwestMacBBQ.com and macstockconferenceandexpo.com on June 20th in Chicago! Donald Burr needs more beta testers for the new version of the NosillaCast Live app so send him your Apple ID email addresses. I feel all Dick Tracy using the Apple Watch to dictate messages and make phone calls. Two NAB interviews, the first about GoPro Studio for editing your GoPro videos from http://gopro.com, and the Audio-Technica System 10 – Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Microphone System from Audio Technica. Next up I answer the question, “How Well do 58,820 Photos do in iCloud Photo Library?” In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart is back with Taming the Terminal Part 33 of n – SSH Bookmarks.
Steve and I went to NAB and NMX this week so I give you a few thoughts on how fun that was (audio interviews to start next week, but video interviews are already starting to go up on podfeet.com). I try to answer the question of whether it’s time to jump to the new Photos App from Apple by going through how I answered that question for myself. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart covers the latest in Security Light, Medium and suggested reading as always followed by Taming the Terminal part 32 of n. It’s a marathon show!
In this first episode back after being in the United Arab Emirates, India and Nepal for nearly a month, I tell you about the trip but through the lens of technology. Internet access limitations, planning tools, fun apps I used along the way, something for everyone. Check out Touchnote for Postcards for a fun way to send personalized cards on travel. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal Part 30 of n, SSHing more secure.
I attempt to give you a way to grasp the enormity of the Apple earnings. Listen to the Live NosillaCast on your Roku, AppleTV, Windows Phone and more by clicking on Help over at alphageekradio.com. In Dumb Question Corner, I attempt to find a tolerable answer to James Staple’s question from Twitter: is there a Clarify-Like App for iOS? Next up I explain why you might want a phone number on your lock screen and a couple of ways to accomplish that using Over for iOS or Skitch. A fantastic story about fixing a dead MacBook Pro for only $30. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart takes us through Taming the Terminal part 28 of n – Network Troubleshooting.