Hecka cool week this week with Eric Crichlow who has a lot of startup and front-end experience, Greg Young, one of the creators of CQRS and Event Store, and Jon Kern, a guy who knows and helps out with the full stack of enterprise development. Also there was that Markham bozo again.
I was extremely happy to see my online friend Eric Crichlow join us this week. Eric and I have known each other and corresponded for about a decade or more. Greg Young provided a lot of lower-level context to many of the topics, and Jon Kern, as always, was assimilating the broad swath of material with what we already know about tech products. I had a blast.
This should work in iTunes. (This link http://danielbmarkham.com/podcast/rss is a podcast feed) If it doesn't work, here's a direct link to the mp3: 2021-11-05 Nerd Roundup!
|Do-nothing scripting: the key to gradual automation
|This is one of those trivial yet powerful essays. I remember reading this when it was first posted, and I've heard it being mentioned on more than one occasion by other hackers
|Roadkill of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
|Nicely-written essay and good reminder of our seemingly endless hubris as coders. It's not the end of everything, but there are things to see here. Important things.
|High-speed laser writing method could pack 500 terabytes of data into CD-sized glass disc
|I am eagerly awaiting my first petabyte SSD
Virtual particles may be real particles out of phase with our reality
Also note the cool name: The Great Neutrino Puzzle. Sounds like a new Netflix series
|Ok, ok! Enough already! We've finally got a new physics. Anybody know what it is? The phrase "new physics" sounds cool. The phrase "We're seeing stuff we don't understand" is not as flattering.
|The Subtle Art of Building A Nuclear Fusion Propulsion Drive
|Fusion drive is the best of all of the nuclear propulsion options. I wonder just how close we are. Do we need to start thinking about setting up a fusion propulstion space lab? Musk's rockets might make that possible
|How we rolled out security keys at Twitter
|Smart. Methinks everybody's going to end up here. All of this flailing around, just to end up back at physical locks and keys, a 1000+ year old technology
Fire, Fire, Fire: How Navy Failures Destroyed the Bonhomme Richard
HN discussion, including comment from a nuke sub damage control officer. ouch
|The Navy can't do everything. Perhaps sailing, finding your way around, and dealing with shiboard disasters should come before much of antying else?
|Simple Product Management Tricks
|Another one of those triviall-simple yet useful essays. Need more like these.
Here's What Jupiter's 'Beautiful and Violent Atmosphere' Looks Like in 3D
Ammonia sparks unexpected, exotic lightning on Jupiter
|We're getting some super cool science stories about the Solar System's Big Guy
Something keeps exploding in space and astronomers have no idea what it is
Related: Scientists tracked a mysterious signal in space. Its source was closer to Australia
|Nice use of the word "exploding" to capture our attention. It's not wrong, but it doesn't really tell the reader anything. When covering a lot of activity in space, the word "explode" can cover a lot of ground
|An update to a 37-year-old digital protocol could profoundly change the way music sounds
|Wow. Never thought this would ever happen and it's got me wondering about all of my music gear. How long until DRM bullshit shows up?