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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!)

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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 #757 Bart Busschots on PBS 143 — Shell Script Basics

    CCATP #757 Bart Busschots on PBS 143 — Shell Script Basics

    In this week’s episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots starts building out one more tool in our toolbox: shell scripts. Bart starts with the basics explaining how to tell our little scripts which shell to run using the shebang line, the structure of shell scripts, commenting, assigning, and using variables, and how to write strings without having to escape every space and unusual character.

    Throughout the installment, Bart refers back to things we learned in Taming the Terminal podcast and tutorial. If you haven’t listened to or read this series, you can download the book Helma helped us to produce using the Apple Books Store (https://books.apple.com/us/book/taming-the-terminal/id1525625941), or access it in a beautiful HTML version at [ttt.bartificer.net/…](https://ttt.bartificer.net/book.html), both of which have the audio of the podcast embedded within. You can find even more formats at [podfeet.com/tttbook](https://www.podfeet.com/blog/download-ttt-book/).

    Read an unedited, auto-generated transcript: CCATP_2023_01_07 (https://podfeet.com/transcripts/CCATP_2023_01_07.html)

    • 57 min
    CCATP #756 — Bart Busschots on the Meaning of Verification and Twitter/Mastodon Implementations

    CCATP #756 — Bart Busschots on the Meaning of Verification and Twitter/Mastodon Implementations

    In this final Chit Chat Across the Pond of the year, Bart Busschots joins us to talk about what verification really means, how you know a website is what it says it is, and how verification is accomplished and then explains how Twitter and Mastodon do their respective verification.

    Read an unedited, auto-generated transcript: CCATP_2022_12_17 (https://podfeet.com/transcripts/CCATP_2022_12_17.html)

    This episode also has full shownotes at CCATP #756 — Bart Busschots on the Meaning of Verification and Twitter/Mastodon Implementations (https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2022/12/ccatp-756/)

    • 50 min
    CCATP #755 — Bart Busschots on PBS 142 — The XKPasswdJS Project Kickoff!

    CCATP #755 — Bart Busschots on PBS 142 — The XKPasswdJS Project Kickoff!

    In this week’s installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart officially kicks off the XKPasswdJS project. This is what we’ve all been waiting for! As I said to Bart at the end of our recording, we’re no longer fixing to make a plan, we _have_ a plan. The shownotes for this episode point to the README file for the GitHub project.

    Bart explains n the podcast that we’ll have a project skeleton phase where Bart will define the code that has to be ported from Perl to JavaScript, and he’ll build the guidelines that will help us work as a team of contributors. This means things like a style guide, automated scripts to build the project, and configuration files for the tooling.

    He has a vision that we’ll work on the direct port next, with no enhancements and I tried to get him to take a dollar bet on whether that goal will be achieved, but he didn’t fall for it. After that, we’ll go into maintenance mode.

    It’s a fun episode because we’re finally moving forward after learning all of the tools we’ll need to make the project a success!

    You can find Bart’s shownotes that point to the README at pbs.bartificer.net.

    I’m having a bit of trouble with the transcripts but by the time you read this, you _might_ be able to read an unedited, auto-generated transcript: CCATP_2022_12_10 (https://podfeet.com/transcripts/CCATP_2022_12_10.html)

    • 57 min
    CCATP #754 — Casey Liss on Automations From the Absurd to the Delightful

    CCATP #754 — Casey Liss on Automations From the Absurd to the Delightful

    On this week's episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite, we're joined by developer Casey Liss of the Accidental Tech Podcast and creator of the iOS apps MaskerAid and Peek-a-View.


    I asked Casey to come on the show to talk about automation. In particular, we talked about Unnecessary or overly-complex automations, automations that mysteriously run but we can't remember how or why they're running, automations we're really proud of, and darn it, these just make me happy automations.


    You can find Casey on Mastodon @CaseyLiss@mastodon.social, and on Micro.blog at .


    View an unedited transcript of this podcast auto-generated by Auphonic Speech Recognition Engine using Whisper by OpenAI (Beta).: CCATP_2022_12_08

    • 55 min
    CCATP #753 Nic of Nic's HomePod Repair

    CCATP #753 Nic of Nic's HomePod Repair

    This week our guest on Chit Chat Across the Pond is Nic of Nic’s HomePod Repair (https://nicsfix.com/). You might remember the article about Steve’s amazing experience with Nic repairing our big-girl HomePod a month or so ago. It wasn’t just that some guy repaired our HomePod, it was how he did it and how he broadcast live video of the repair as it was happening that made it even more interesting. I wanted to know more about how Nic got into doing this and how he creates his videos so I asked him to come on to talk about it. I expected to have a fun, nerdy conversation, and that definitely happened, but what I didn’t expect was to find a very kind, thoughtful person who exudes good karma. Whether you care about HomePod repairs or not, I’m sure you’ll find this a delightful conversation.

    View an unedited transcript of this podcast auto-generated by Auphonic Speech Recognition Engine (https://auphonic.com/blog/2022/11/08/auphonic-whisper-asr-beta/) using Whisper by OpenAI (Beta): CCATP_2022_12_04 (https://podfeet.com/transcripts/CCATP_2022_12_04.html)

    • 41 min
    CCATP #752 — Bart Busschots on PBS 141 — Generating UML Class Diagrams with Mermaid (Don't Cuddle the Mermaid)

    CCATP #752 — Bart Busschots on PBS 141 — Generating UML Class Diagrams with Mermaid (Don't Cuddle the Mermaid)

    In the last installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart taught us all about UML class diagrams for documenting the structure of our code. In this installment, Bart teaches us how to use the ASCII diagramming tool Mermaid to make our class diagrams. The advantage of Mermaid over a graphical tool to make our diagrams is that we’ll be able to use Git to do version control for them. I think the most important part of this installment was when we learned that we shouldn’t ever cuddle the mermaid.

    You can find Bart’s fabulous tutorial shownotes at pbs.bartificer.net.

    • 35 min

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