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.

To open or not to open

To open or not to open

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Twedit

Twedit

In this issue I cover the far-reaching nuances of privacy, switching from Google, Twitter breaks itself, and D&D goes beyond! 🎲

Hardening JavaScript with Kris Kowal

Hardening JavaScript with Kris Kowal

In this episode I speak with Kris Kowal, a software engineer at Agoric. We discuss the origins of securing code, the future of Javascript, and, Chinchillas.

Exodus

Exodus

Some serious subjects for this issue, from forced human migrations, to what engineers can do about sustainability. Sometimes that’s what’s needed.

Internet 3 point uh oh

Internet 3 point uh oh

In this episode I cover risks to the internet from various sources, technology for cyber defence, and more.

Forging the Meta

Forging the Meta

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!

Kubernetes automation with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic

Kubernetes automation with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic

In this interview and demo I speak with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic about their Kubernetes management and automation platform.

Old man shouts at cloud computing

Old man shouts at cloud computing

In this episode I discuss ageing entrepreneur, staff exoduses, unsung heroes, futuristic interfaces, and more!

A virtual problem

A virtual problem

I am back after a small break… And a spell of COVID 😷.

Twenty twenty uh huh

Twenty twenty uh huh

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?

Abstract time machine

Abstract time machine

In this episode I look at the abstraction of code, writing rules (and why?), Mac migrations, and historical religions (ooh yeah).

A world of wires

A world of wires

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

That sounds interesting podcast

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.

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.