Podcasts

I currently take part in two podcasts, find more details and subscription information for each below.

Chinchilla Squeaks

A weekly round of articles and other items that captured my attention, often with an interview. Episodes are posted below and you can find more subscription options on the podcast website.

Write the Docs

Covering the latest in tech writing, with a guest and discussion topic every episode. Episodes are posted below, and find more subscription options on the podcast website.

Maximising content with Christopher Willis of Acrolinx

Maximising content with Christopher Willis of Acrolinx

Acrolinx is an AI-powered platform/framework/tool/🤷‍♂️ for content optimisation. I have always wanted to know more about the product, and for this episode I speak with their CMO, Christopher Willis to finally find out more.

Reach out and Touch Bar

Reach out and Touch Bar

This episode… The browser wars, developer tools you should now about, how could the Touch Bar have succeeded and much more!

Dial M1 for Monterey

Dial M1 for Monterey

In this episode I discuss the latest releases from Apple, the tribulations of Clubhouse, 20 years of the iPod, what to do with files you find on old computers, and much more!

WTD Episode 35 - Docs for Developers book, with Jared Bhatti and Zachary Sarah Corleissen

WTD Episode 35 - Docs for Developers book, with Jared Bhatti and Zachary Sarah Corleissen

In this podcast, we discuss the newly released book Docs for Developers: An Engineer’s Field Guide to Technical Writing with Jared Bhatti, staff technical writer at Google, and Zachary Sarah Corleissen, staff technical writer at Stripe (two of the co-authors). This book on writing documentation focuses on the end-to-end writing process (from audience analysis to drafting, editing, publishing, and more) and is written specifically with developers in mind. The authors use the scenario of documenting Corg.ly, an API that translates barks, as a common thread through each of the chapters.

KubeCon NA 2021

KubeCon NA 2021

Another KubeCon roundup from the recent hybrid event in Los Angeles. Featured are:

A landline life coach

A landline life coach

How will the landline “die”, adding emotion to games, Twitch.tv leaked, life coaches exposed, and much more!

Only fools and tech courses

Only fools and tech courses

In this episode I cover AI coding, GitLab, filling all those tech vacancies, trusting VPNs, undersea cables, and obscure actors with popularity in equally obscure places…

Screw you reality!

Screw you reality!

In this episode I look at attempts at a floating “paradise”, AI in education, the race to delivery groceries, Umberto Eco’s advice for writers and more!

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You're not as smart as you might think you are

You're not as smart as you might think you are

In this episode I cover… The history of smartphones, Docker, and Hyperlinks. Also is AI fast catching up to (bad) developers, and what will become of Afghanistans Internet?

Careful where you put that data

Careful where you put that data

In this episode I look at the many facets of unintended data, Google’s messaging journey, happy birthday Linux, and much more.

Relaunch announcement

Relaunch announcement

I’ve been quiet for a while, here’s why. I’m relaunching the show soon and here’s what I have planned.

Real-Time Analytics with Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset

Real-Time Analytics with Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset

Rockset promises The real-time indexing database for modern data applications. How does it compare to the competition? I speak with Venkat Venkataramani to find out.

Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Many of us in software development know of, and have used HashiCorp projects. How do they stay innovative in a rapidly changing ecosystem? I speak with Ray (Consul) and Chang (Nomad) to find out more.

Chinchilla Squeaks - Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Chinchilla Squeaks - Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Many of us in software development know of, and have used HashiCorp projects. How do they stay innovative in a rapidly changing ecosystem? I speak with Ray (Consul) and Chang (Nomad) to find out more.

WTD Episode 34 - Adding personality to documentation, with Fabrizio Ferri

WTD Episode 34 - Adding personality to documentation, with Fabrizio Ferri

In this podcast, Fabrizio Ferri joins us for a discussion about adding both personal identity and personality to documentation. Why are the docs we write so often anonymous, and does that anonymity work against progress in our careers? Are tech writers, who are typically introverts, averse to publicity, or does our industry not allow for it? And if you want to be a “personality” in the tech communications world, what do you do? How do you add personality constructively to your work without disrupting corporate brand and consistency?

Modern Application Connectivity with Idit Levine of Solo.io

Modern Application Connectivity with Idit Levine of Solo.io

I have Idit Levine back on the show to discuss how solo.io use Istio and Envoy Proxy to provide API Infrastructure from the Edge to Service Mesh.

Chinchilla Squeaks - Modern Application Connectivity with Idit Levine of Solo.io

Chinchilla Squeaks - Modern Application Connectivity with Idit Levine of Solo.io

I have Idit Levine back on the show to discuss how solo.io use Istio and Envoy Proxy to provide API Infrastructure from the Edge to Service Mesh.

Monitor everything with Robin Schumacher of Netdata

Monitor everything with Robin Schumacher of Netdata

Netdata helps you troubleshoot slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of per-second metrics, meaningful visualizations, and insightful health alarms with zero configuration. Observability is a busy space, how do they compare? I speak with Robin Schumacher to find out.

Creating Production-ready containers with John Amaral of Slim.ai

Creating Production-ready containers with John Amaral of Slim.ai

How can slim.ai help you create production-ready containers quickly? I speak with CEO, John Amaral to find out how.

Ransomware in Kubernetes with Veeam

Ransomware in Kubernetes with Veeam

Infrastructure as code offers many possibilities, but introduces a large amount of potential security vulnerabilities. How can Veeam help? I speak with Michael Cade to find out.

Percona and the future of data with Matt Yonkovit

Percona and the future of data with Matt Yonkovit

I speak with Percona’s Chief Experience Officer to discuss their recent Percona live event, the future of data and how we store and collaborate with it, and what open source means to the company.

Chinchilla Squeaks - Creating Production-ready containers with John Amaral of Slim.ai

Chinchilla Squeaks - Creating Production-ready containers with John Amaral of Slim.ai

How can slim.ai help you create production-ready containers quickly? I speak with CEO, John Amaral to find out how.

Chinchilla Squeaks - Ransomware in Kubernetes with Veeam

Chinchilla Squeaks - Ransomware in Kubernetes with Veeam

Infrastructure as code offers many possibilities, but introduces a large amount of potential security vulnerabilities. How can Veeam help? I speak with Michael Cade to find out.

Building and sharing data with Streamlit

Building and sharing data with Streamlit

Streamlit turns data scripts into shareable web apps in minutes. All in Python. All for free. No front‑end experience required. I speak with Adrien Treuille and Amanda Kelly to find out more about the company and how it fits into data pipelines.

Chinchilla Squeaks - Percona and the future of data with Matt Yonkovit

Chinchilla Squeaks - Percona and the future of data with Matt Yonkovit

I speak with Percona’s Chief Experience Officer to discuss their recent Percona live event, the future of data and how we store and collaborate with it, and what open source means to the company.