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Chit Chat Across the Pond is a weekly interview show talking technology. It was originally part of the NosillaCast podcast (for the first 406 shows!)

Chit Chat Across the Pond Allison Sheridan

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Chit Chat Across the Pond is a weekly interview show talking technology. It was originally part of the NosillaCast podcast (for the first 406 shows!)

    CCATP #702 – Doc Rock Explains ProRes Video & We Talk new M1 Max Macs

    CCATP #702 – Doc Rock Explains ProRes Video & We Talk new M1 Max Macs

    Doc Rock joins me for a fantastic discussion on Chit Chat Across the Pond. I asked Doc on the show originally to come on and explain ProRes video to me, but Apple delighted us by dropping the new M1 Max Macs and M1 Pro Macs the same day we were scheduled to record.

    We do spend a little bit of time talking about ProRes video where Doc explains what all those number people have been bandying about, like 4-4-4-4 and XQ. I really understood when he was done explaining to a video muggle like me.

    Then we take the least linear path through the MacBook Pro announcements you can imagine. It was positively delightful as we dug into specific specs and what they mean and who should care all the time bouncing around between the different options. I loved every single minute of tis conversation.

    You can find Doc Rock everywhere on the Internets @DocRock, especially his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/DocRock) where he helps people learn to live stream like a boss. He’d also love it if you checked out his new audio podcast called Creator 50 where he encourage people of a more mature age learn to share their stories. You can find it at the link in the shownotes (https://creator50.captivate.fm), or just search for Creator 50 in your podcatcher of choice.

    • 1 hr
    CCATP #701 – Bart Busschots on PBS 127 of X – Introducing NPM (and Node)

    CCATP #701 – Bart Busschots on PBS 127 of X – Introducing NPM (and Node)

    As we launch full steam into Phase 2 of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots introduces us to the Node Package Manager and Node itself. Unlike our mini-series within a series for Git and Chezmoi, Bart isn't going to do an exhaustive walk through NPM and Node. Instead he's going to teach use what we need as we go along. In order for that to make any sense at all, in this installment, he explain to us at a high level Node and NPM are, and what problems they solve.


    This lesson isn't all theory though, we actually get to use Node and NPM to build a tiny, self-contained JavaScript app. I had great fun in this installment and Bart's always fabulous tutorial shownotes are particularly well-written this time. You can find them over at pbs.bartificer.net/...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    CCATP #700 – Bart Busschots on PBS 126 of X - Introducing Phase 2

    CCATP #700 – Bart Busschots on PBS 126 of X - Introducing Phase 2

    At episode 700! of Chit Chat Across the Pond we take Programming By Stealth into what Bart is calling Phase 2. We’ve learned a great deal about the client side of programming and we’re now going to move to the server side of the web. As Bart described Phase 2, I realized that it’s as though we’ve finished out undergraduate work in computer science, and we’re entering graduate school.

    That observation is not based on the concepts being harder, but rather because we are going to work as a collective to help our professor on a project that’s near and dear to his heart. Bart created the fabulous web-based password creation tool at xkpasswd.net many years ago, in fact so long ago that it’s on a very creaky set of tools that have been deprecated and the entire service will die if it doesn’t move onto modern tools.

    This will be a great excuse for us to learn to work on the new tools as Bart is forced to learn them and at the same time we will be enlisted to help him with the development of the new and improved xkpasswd.

    I was really excited as I listened to Bart lay out the future of the next 100 or so episodes and everything we’re going to learn. Whether you’ve been working alongside the rest of the listeners since Programming By Stealth 1, or whether you’re a seasoned programmer who’d like to learn the new tools like Bootstrap 5 and PHP 8, I think you’ll have great fun with the next phase of Programming By Stealth.

    You can find Bart’s strategic plan for Phase 2 laid out at bartificer.net

    • 1 hr 4 min
    CCATP #699 – Bart Busschots on PBS 125 of X – Chezmoi on Multiple Computers

    CCATP #699 – Bart Busschots on PBS 125 of X – Chezmoi on Multiple Computers

    In this final episode of Programming By Stealth before we launch into the back end of web development with PHP, Bart finishes his miniseries on Chezmoi to manage dot files. In this installment he teaches us how to effectively manage our dot files on multiple computers using templating to ensure that the correct settings end up on every computer.

    You can find Bart’s fabulous tutorial shownotes at pbs.bartificer.net/… (https://pbs.bartificer.net/pbs125)

    • 50 min
    CCATP #698 – Bart Busschots on PBS 124 of X – Chezmoi Templates

    CCATP #698 – Bart Busschots on PBS 124 of X – Chezmoi Templates

    Bart has been really excited to teach this next installment of Programming By Stealth where we really dig into learning about Chezmoi templates, including learning functions and arguments, how to declare variables, looping over arrays, and learning the `sprig` utility functions to extend Chezmoi. I thought he was going to jump out of his chair he was so happy to teach pipelines which are a grand way of embedding function statements in a way that is very human-readable.

    This is our penultimate installment on Chezmoi, where next time we’ll be learning how to manage our dot files across multiple computers where not everything is the same between computers, but much of it is.

    You can find Bart’s fabulous tutorial shownotes to follow along at pbs.bartificer.net/… (https://pbs.bartificer.net/pbs124)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    CCATP #697 – Bodie Grimm Explains EV Fires and Teslas Hitting Emergency Vehicles

    CCATP #697 – Bodie Grimm Explains EV Fires and Teslas Hitting Emergency Vehicles

    CCATP #697 for August 23, 2021, and I’m your host, Allison Sheridan. This week our guest is Bodie Grimm. Along with being a podcaster who specializes in the news about electric vehicles on his show the Kilowatt Podcast, Bodie is a firefighter and engineer on a ladder truck. He is in a unique position to answer some of my questions about fires in internal combustion vehicles. We also talked about the new investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) into 11 reported accidents where Teslas ran into emergency vehicles.

    Bodie is super knowledgeable and has a lot of experience that’s relevant to our conversation, and he’s an awful lot of fun.

    You can find Bodie’s Kilowatt podcast in your podcatcher of choice (https://kilowatt.wtf), and you can follow him on Twitter @918digital (https://twitter.com/918digital) and you can email him at bodie@918digital.com.

    During our conversation he mentioned the Emergency Field Guide available for download here: catalog.nfpa.org/… (https://catalog.nfpa.org/Emergency-Field-Guide-P13872.aspx)

    • 1 hr 6 min

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