Chit Chat Across the Pond

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CCATP #768 — Bart Busschots on PBS 151 of X — Bash: Printf and More
May 27, 2023

This week’s Programming By Stealth wasn’t a heavy lift but I managed to get confused a couple of times anyway so expect lots of questions from me in this one. Bart started the show by telling us about a clever tip from listener Jill of Kent about how to d

CCATP #767 – Bart Busschots on PBS 150 of X – Bash Script Plumbing (Take Two)
May 13, 2023

When Bart and I recorded PBS 150 on Bash Script Terminal Plumbing, neither of us was happy with it. I got very confused in the middle, and Bart decided that his original strategy might have been flawed in which he assumed everyone had heard Taming the Ter

CCATP #767 – Bart Busschots on PBS 150 of X – Bash Script Plumbing
April 30, 2023

Bart and I took a few minutes upfront to high-five each other for 150 episodes of the Programming By Stealth Podcast. Then we quickly got to work. Back in the Taming the Terminal podcast (at […](, Bart taugh

CCATP #766 — Dr. Maryanne Garry on Influencing Delusions About Highly Complex Skills
April 23, 2023

This week our guest is your favorite psychological scientist, Dr. Maryanne Garry of the University of Waikato in New Zealand and []( Garry and four of her colleagues published a paper recently in the Royal

CCATP #765 — Bart Busschots on PBS 149 of X — Better Arguments with POSIX Special Variables and Options
April 16, 2023

In this rather mind-bendy episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots takes into the weird world of POSIX special variables and options. He refers to some of them as being like handling nuclear power, at one point he suggests mind-altering drugs mus

CCATP #764 — Adam Engst on Mac Cloud Storage Changes
April 13, 2023

Adam Engst of TidBITS ( joins me on Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite to talk about the changes Apple made recently to the File Provider Extension. These changes had a fairly significant effect on how cloud storage providers like Dropbox,

CCATP #763 — Bart Busschots on PBS 148 – A Bash Potpourri (Subshells, Relative Paths & More)
March 25, 2023

This weeks Programming By Stealth is a great lesson on how no matter how long youve been coding, youll still get caught out from time to time and think that the universe makes no sense. When Bart was working on the challenge from PBS 147, he ran into a

CCATP #762 — Bart Busschots on PBS #147 – Bash Arrays
March 18, 2023

In this week's episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart walks us through how to create, add to, and extract from arrays using Bash. It's a very light episode, which I manage to drag out longer by making him slow down and dig into the syntax used for arrays

CCATP #761 — Bart Busschots on PBS 146 of X – Shell Loops
March 04, 2023

As Bart continues our education in shell scripting, he explains the simplicity of looping. He explains the four types of loops: while, until, for, and select, along with the simple syntax of do/done within a loop. He walks us through a lot of examples tha

CCATP #760 — Rod Simmons on Migrating from LastPass to 1Password
March 01, 2023

In this weeks episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite, Rod Simmons of the SMR Podcast ( and BBQ and Tech ( joins me to talk about password managers. After the recent breaches and more importantly breaches o