2020-05-23
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The Software Arts: Language

Warren Sack is back for a conversation of the Natural and Institutional Language from the French Encyclop├ędistes, touching on The Wealth of Nations, Babbage, Lovelace, Donald Knuth, Information Theory, Work vs Work, James Prescott Joule, Functions & Operations and much more.
Learn why the true language of Software is not Physics.

2020-03-19
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Highschool Social Software Usage

On this episode Lyle interviews his daughter Gwendolyn about the social software she uses in High School – iMessage, Instagram, SnapChat, TikTok.

And they play with Lyle’s new RodeCASTER Pro.

2020-02-14
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Elevating fears of Dropping Thoughts over Time

Ben and Lyle chat about elevators, the fear of dropping things, Podcasting, how we experience thoughts, drawing, learning, music, meditation, Time Tracking, Theme:Focus, Memory and being Present.

2020-01-05
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Translation: The Software Arts (chapter 2)

What does it mean to implement “hailing a cab” in software and how does this new translation stack up to the existing institution?

Discussions based around “The Software Arts: Chapter 2”, "Translation"with the author Warren Sack.

We talk about the differences of the humanities understanding of translation where meaning is lost, created, or changed, and compare it with the software concepts of perfect translation like compiling code.

Make sure to check out Part 1.

2019-10-25
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Introduction to The Software Arts

This episode kicks off a limited series of discussions with Warren Sack centered around his book The Software Arts, MIT Press, forward by John Rajchman

The Software Arts offers an alternative history of software that places the liberal arts at the very center of software’s evolution.

2019-07-29
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Micro Extensions Expand State of Emergency

MicroLEDs, Google Chrome Extensions are more private, macOS is locking things down, Expanse and other shows we are watching, and a post show covering wonderfully geeky PostGraphile.

2019-07-27
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Simplecast - Podcasting and Business Development

Brad Smith (@brad), the founder and CEO of Simplecast, talks with me about the creation of Simplecast from initial musings to venture capital infused growth, and building partnerships. Brad is also an expert on the podcasting landscape and walks us through some wonderful changes that Apple and Google have recently made that should help the podcasting community.
And, of course, this wouldn’t be GeekSpeak if we didn’t get technical – Brad is a geek and is proud of it.

2019-06-30
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Lyle's Back Surgery and Podcasting Conversations

Lyle Troxell and Ben Jaffe about the current state of the Geek Speak podcast, conversation styles, and Lyle’s L5 S1 Back Surgery Fusion with instrumentation.

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