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.

IT Arena 2022 - Ukrainian tech braves the war

IT Arena 2022 - Ukrainian tech braves the war

This was my third invitation to attend in Lviv, Ukraine. But this was the first time, and indeed a first for me overall, that the conference happened during a war and in what was effectively a warzone.

A legendary merge

A legendary merge

In this episode I round up the latest geeky news that has caught my attention including the Ethereum merge, looking forward to macOS Ventura, AI images already getting banned in image stores, a history of ARM, and much more!

Dotan Horovits of Logz.io, watch your heroes and the life of Clippy

Dotan Horovits of Logz.io, watch your heroes and the life of Clippy

In this episode I speak with Dotan Horowits from Logz.io about Observability and OpenTelemetry. Also features how much GPT-3 truly knows about you, the life of clippy and why you should always have an air of scepticism in what you read.

Tiny CSS and Moore's magic Mac

Tiny CSS and Moore's magic Mac

In this episode I speak with the authors of Tiny CSS projects, Michael Gearon and Martine Dowden. I also look at Apple’s new repair program, the saviour of Moore’s law, and more!

Matt Butcher of Fermyon, GTA, Tauri, and is Veganism really that popular?

Matt Butcher of Fermyon, GTA, Tauri, and is Veganism really that popular?

On this episode I have Matt Butcher of Fermyon to talk about their cloud-hosted webassembly platform. I also cover Tauri, tech settings you should change, Umbrella Academy, ask if Veganism is really hype, and much more!

Apache Pulsar with Patrick McFadin

Apache Pulsar with Patrick McFadin

I have Patrick McFadin back on the show to discuss using Apache Pulsar for distributed cloud-native streaming and how it fits into Data Stax’s plans and business goals.

All-in-one friendly observability with groundcover

All-in-one friendly observability with groundcover

On this episode I speak with Shahar Azulay of ground cover who claim an all-in one observability solution with minimal change to your existing application code.  Too good to be true? I find out. But they do have a very cheerful interface at least ;)

SBOMs and software security with Scribe

SBOMs and software security with Scribe

In this episode I speak with Barak Brudo of Scribe Security about software bills of material and their impact on software supply chains.

Live play - Battle of the Bards by Dustin Winter

Live play - Battle of the Bards by Dustin Winter

Cross-post from my Solo Adventurer channel and podcast.

Will my musical past help me win a battle of the bands… Against myself? I compose a song, and maybe even sing it… Live!

A bumper bonus buffet

A bumper bonus buffet

Back again after a lot of events, bouncing around the globe. So in this episode I report back on Open Infra Summit, OSCAL, HashiConf, and Monitorama. I also look at links from the past few weeks that caught my eye.

Kong, Koyeb, and Kuma

Kong, Koyeb, and Kuma

Hey all, more KubeCon kontent for you, this time Vic and Yann from Kon and Koyeb, talking service meshes. Plus a few more details from WWDC and frameworks increase developer adoption.

Amanda Brock of OpenUK

Amanda Brock of OpenUK

This episode I take a look at open source censorship in China, wether forms spelled the end of the WWW and I speak with Amanda Brock of Open UK about their projects and their current state of open survey.

The survey - https://bit.ly/OpenUKStateofOpen2022

KubeCon EU with Napptive, simplified Kubernetes environments

KubeCon EU with Napptive, simplified Kubernetes environments

In this first interview recorded at KubeCon EU in Valencia I speak with Napptive, who aim to simplify Kubernetes environments to be usable by anyone.

Kubernetes powered time travel

Kubernetes powered time travel

This issue I am back from (in-person!) KubeCon. I also look at time travel, erasing yourself from the internet, and how you’d better up your game if you want to read or write poetry, because the robots are coming…

Back to the Baltics with TechChill

Back to the Baltics with TechChill

This episode I cover my recent trip to Riga and Tech Chill, a wonderful startup and tech event in the Latvian capital of Riga.

To open or not to open

To open or not to open

Hey Gregarious Mammals 👋

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?