2020-09-06
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Wildfire Caused Water Contamination

The San Lorenzo Valley in Santa Cruz County has a partial Do Not Drink / Do Not Boil order in affect: is that order appropriate, what causes Wildfire water contamination, and what are good actions we as a community can take?

Our guest is Andrew J Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University.

Professor Whelton has studied two other Wildfires in California with water contamination and has some thoughts on our situation for the #CZULightningComplex

2020-08-17
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20 Years of Ubiquitous Rust

Dedi finds a wifi solution they like, Greg is on the road for the first time since the pandemic, Miles is playing with Rust, and Lyle is happy to have the Geeks virtually together to celebrate 20 years of hosting the show.

2020-08-10
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Motivations of Podcasting and Fretless Instruments

Ben Jaffe deciding to end his fantastic podcast Linear Digressions, Lyle celebrating 20 years hosting GeekSpeak, and geeking out on playing instruments that do not have “frets” like the Cello and Trombone.

2020-07-15
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Vacation with Chainsaws, Motors, and Glasses

My vacation included fixing motors, accepting glasses, and milling redwood with chainsaws.

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.