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My videos, livestreams, and courses. You can find all my archived videos and streams below:

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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.

Chinchilla Squeaks - Building and sharing data with Sammy Kauser or 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 Sammy Kauser to find out more about the company and how it fits into data pipelines.

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Hands on - Tie your apps together with Zoho Flow

Another low code/no code solution from Zoho to tie applications together. How does it compare to the myriad alternatives? I investigate!

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The Solo Adventurer - Interactive radio with codename Cygnus

An interactive radio drama that uses speech recognition to cast you as the secret agent in a branching story. Play as a secret agent in an interactive fictional world inspired by old time serial radio dramas. http://www.codenamecygnus.com/

Chinchilla Squeaks - Open Source Service Mesh with William and Jason Morgan of Linkerd

Chinchilla Squeaks - Open Source Service Mesh with William and Jason Morgan of Linkerd

How does Linkerd set itself apart from other service meshes such as Istio, and how does it maintain its aims for simplicity in an ecosystem full of complexity? I speak with Jason and William Morgan to find out more.

Silicon Valley Mystery explainer video

Welcome to this explainer video introducing Silicon Valley Mystery, a clue collecting roll and write game created by Daniel Ballabás and Chris Ward. In Silicon Valley Mystery you are detectives tasked with solving a mystery quicker than any other player. Whoever scores the most points is declared the winner. You gain more points for gaining clues when they are newer (called “freshness”), as opposed to gaining as many clues as possible.

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Hands on - macOS Automation with Hammerspoon

What is Hammerspoon? Hammerspoon is a desktop automation tool for OS X. It bridges various system level APIs into a Lua scripting engine, allowing you to have powerful effects on your system by writing Lua scripts.

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Hands on - Write videos in React with Remotion

Use your react knowledge to create mp4 videos programmatically and dynamically using server side rendering and code you know. There’s a bit of waffle to begin with, you might want to jump to 07:45.

The Weekly Squeak - Hybrid cloud object storage with AB Periasamy of MinIO

The Weekly Squeak - Hybrid cloud object storage with AB Periasamy of MinIO

My next Weekly Squeak topic is Hybrid cloud object storage with AB Periasamy of MinIO, let me know if you have any questions you want asked, or join us live at 2021-04-09T21:30:00+02:00 to ask yourself.

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The Solo Adventurer - card powered magic with Draw nine

Draw Nine puts you in the role of a magician whose powers depend on a pack of magic cards. These can help or harm, but the selection available to you is determined randomly at the start of the game. https://damonwakes.itch.io/draw-nine

CTD - Three Faces of Night Pt 1 (Ep 14)

Episode 14 - Three Faces of Night (Pt 1) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on March 14th. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by Zeke Gonzalez on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/2PPAguf He can also be found at @FantasyEcology on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by Tabletop Audio. Thank you to James for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Luke, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

CTD - Shadow of Ebondeath Pt1 (Ep 13)

Episode 13 - Shadow of Ebondeath (Pt 1) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on Feb 21st. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by James Patrick on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/3uEnYnj He can also be found at @JamesPatrickDnD on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by Tabletop Audio. Thank you to James for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Luke, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

CTD - Shadow of Ebondeath Pt 2 (Ep 13)

Episode 13 - Shadow of Ebondeath (Pt 2) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on Feb 28th. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by James Patrick on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/3uEnYnj He can also be found at @JamesPatrickDnD on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by Tabletop Audio. Thank you to James for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Luke, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

The Weekly Squeak - Security in the Age of Microservices with Tzury Bar Yochay

The Weekly Squeak - Security in the Age of Microservices with Tzury Bar Yochay

Service mesh is one of the keys to securing bleeding-edge microservices , and how can companies continue to capitalize on the containerization trends, without sacrificing security? Let me know if you have any questions you want asked, or join us live at 2021-04-06T18:30:00+02:00 to ask yourself.

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The Solo Adventurer - Playing at Heartbreak with Sacrilege

I play at the heart stopping drudgery of being heterosexual in a world where heterosexuals are conditioned not to talk to each other, or listen to each other, or really have any idea what they are doing. Join me in this intriguing interactive fiction classic from Cara Ellison

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Hands on - Interconnecting APIs with n8n

n8n helps you to interconnect every app with an API in the world with each other to share and manipulate its data without a single line of code. Hosted on your server and not based in the cloud, it keeps your sensible data very secure in your own trusted database.

Crit Test Dummies Ep 12 (Pt2) - Battle Royale

Episode 12 - Battle Royale (Pt 2) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on Feb 7th. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by Joseph Reilly on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/31eXk7B He can also be found at @JosephMReilly on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by Tabletop Audio. Thank you to Joseph for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Enya, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

Crit Test Dummies Ep 12 (Pt1) - Battle Royale

Episode 12 - Battle Royale (Pt 1) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on Jan 31st. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by Joseph Reilly on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/31eXk7B He can also be found at @JosephMReilly on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by Tabletop Audio. Thank you to Joseph for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Enya, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

Crit Test Dummies Ep 11 - The Crumbling Stairs Pt 1

Episode 11 - The Crumbling Stairs (Pt 1) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on Jan 10th. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by Cameron Melka on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/3fblKY3 He can also be found at @SeenRender on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by Tabletop Audio. Thank you to Cameron for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Enya, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

Crit Test Dummies Ep 11 (Pt2) - The Crumbling Stairs

Episode 11 - The Crumbling Stairs (Pt 1) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on Jan 17th. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by Cameron Melka on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/3fblKY3​ He can also be found at @SeenRender on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by Tabletop Audio. Thank you to Cameron for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Enya, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

The Weekly Squeak - Kubernetes native GitOps with Cornelia Davis of Flux

The Weekly Squeak - Kubernetes native GitOps with Cornelia Davis of Flux

I speak with Cornelia Davis, CTO of Weaveworks about GitOps, Flux and simplifying the creation of Kubernetes clusters.

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Hands on - Multi-repository docs with Antora

The multi-repository documentation site generator for tech writers who write with AsciiDoc. if you need a documentation tool that supports multiple sources of information, project versions, and other complexities, then Antora may be for you. In this livestream I test Antora and see how far I can get.

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The Solo Adventurer - Mystery roleplaying with Alone in the loop

I play the solo variant of the classic “tales from the loop”, written by Peter Rudin-Burgess

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Hands on - Connecting video with OBS.ninja

OBS.Ninja brings live video from a smartphone, tablet, or remote computer, directly into OBS Studio or other compatible broadcasting software.

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The Solo Adventurer - Nefarious monsters with Wicked One

Wicked Ones is a Forged in the Dark tabletop RPG about a group of fantasy monsters building a dungeon, launching raids on the surface to gather a hoard, and pursuing your nefarious master plan. I play the solo variant, “Wicked One”.