I currently take part in two podcasts, find more details and subscription information for each below.
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.
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In this issue I cover the far-reaching nuances of privacy, switching from Google, Twitter breaks itself, and D&D goes beyond! 🎲
Some serious subjects for this issue, from forced human migrations, to what engineers can do about sustainability. Sometimes that’s what’s needed.
In this episode I cover risks to the internet from various sources, technology for cyber defence, and more.
This episode I take a look back at old tech concepts made new, Using AI to understand language, the future of Firefox and much more!
In this interview and demo I speak with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic about their Kubernetes management and automation platform.
In this episode I discuss ageing entrepreneur, staff exoduses, unsung heroes, futuristic interfaces, and more!
I am back after a small break… And a spell of COVID 😷.
I take a look back on the year that was. What did I accomplish, what did I want to accomplish and what do I have planned for 2022?
In this episode I look at the abstraction of code, writing rules (and why?), Mac migrations, and historical religions (ooh yeah).
In this episode I look at the (un)intended consequences of tech utopias, why wired is back baby, why (oh why) are 15 minute delivery companies spreading so fast, reflections on Nanowrimo, and much much more.
That Sounds Interesting podcast features interviews, discussions, comments on the past and present, and short stories on topics which are unusual, but relevant in the current world.
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.
This episode… The browser wars, developer tools you should now about, how could the Touch Bar have succeeded and much more!
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!
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.
Another KubeCon roundup from the recent hybrid event in Los Angeles. Featured are:
How will the landline “die”, adding emotion to games, Twitch.tv leaked, life coaches exposed, and much more!
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…
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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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?
In this episode I look at the many facets of unintended data, Google’s messaging journey, happy birthday Linux, and much more.
I’ve been quiet for a while, here’s why. I’m relaunching the show soon and here’s what I have planned.
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.