2017-08-11
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Rands on Diversity, Leadership, and No Email

An interview with Michael Lopp (@rands), VP of Engineering at Slack, about the importance of diversity, one-on-one meetings, management vs leadership, no email at Slack, speaking in public, fidget spinners, offer letters, writing, and much more.

2017-08-04
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Working at Netflix

Brendan Gregg and Lyle Troxell talk about what it is like to work at Netflix. How the culture of freedom and responsibility benefits us as employees and how it doesn’t feel like a culture of fear.

2017-07-28
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Nordic Passwords are made from Chips, Salt, Fat, Paint, and Zombies

Employees can chip themselves, MS Paint is no more, 1Password focus on funding, Nordic Problems, T-Rex sprint speed, chickens as steady cam, and more Geek News.

2017-07-14
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Typos Force Arbitration of Big O Notation

AT&T thinks arbitration is awesome. Lyle can’t keep up with the latest Comcast bandwidth. Neilson’s ratings get gamed. The sharing economy doesn’t give back umbrellas. OpenBSD shows the way forward and the geeks put the oh! in to “Big O”.

2017-07-07
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AIs get Burned Out on AR

Verizon kills Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, LeVar Burton’s new Podcast – like Reading Rainbow for Adults, AI to create design in code, AI drawing, Not even wrong, being Burnt Out, AR stuff, Words are cool, and a fun post show.

2017-06-30
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Hamilton Sizes up Interactive Luggage

Gmail stops scanning email, neural networks provide ancient wisdom, 4×4′s don’t measure up, branching narratives, unstable rolling luggage, and the geeks throw away their shot.

2017-06-23
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Broken Genome Tracks Girl Scouts; Live!!

Recorded in front of a live audience and benefitting Part Hall and KBCZ 90.1 FM, Boulder Creek, CA, we covered broken internet, vegetarianism permanently reshaping the human genome, Amazon buying Whole Foods, new browser tech, Meditation changing your DNA, court protecting your online social rights, and much more geek news of the week including questions form our live audience.

2017-06-16
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Democratic JSON Feeds Humanity

UserLand Frontier is a nearly 30 year old Mac database and scripting app. It only runs on Macs made before 2011. What does Frontier have to do with the Open Web and the democracy? Is there another vision of the web than Facebook and Twitter – how do we get there? What is the human side of software?

Long Time blogger and Mac developer, Brent Simmons, joins us to think about these questions and maybe even answer a few.

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