Speaking in Tech

This week, Josh and Melissa use the undeniable power of the dark side to lure Greg and Ed out of the trunk. Together they discuss Net Neutrality, Tintri offering to sell out, the SpaceX relauch/reuse/recycle program and they predict top tech trends and events for 2018.

00:00 - The Return of Greg and Ed
03:00 - The Net Joins the Dark Side
08:32 - No Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi
11:40 - Tintri debates going Han Solo
15:07 - The SpaceX Falcon
20:00 - Predictions for '17: about as good as the Christmas Special
25:35 - Atwell's Only Hope for Backup
32:20 - Voting in the Next Senate Race using AR: super-impose JarJar on your favorite
37:40 - Amazon's Clone War move: Self-Destructing Drones
48:26 - Eddie goes Phantom Menace
53:39 - Peter's Force Presence Predicts the future
58:45 - Melissa has been lost to the dark side

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Carl Niger @carl_niger, Director of Advanced Technology at CGI Northpoint. Together they talk about Netflix trolls, HP, 3D body scanning technology, The Apple-Shazam acquisition, new tech from Nvidia and a bit of SDN.

00:00 - Carl Drives In
05:40 - Big Data: It's for Shaming
09:15 - HP is Keylogging Your Mom
13:42 - 3D Body Scans: What are they good for?
17:50 - Ready Player Chunky
22:30 - Shazappled
27:00 - Old Cars are the New Technology
30:57 - Nvidia Goes Mining
36:46 - Hacking at Python and SDN

Direct download: 289.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:41am EST

This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Bourbon, the first deployment of Azure Stack in the UK, Facebook Messenger for kids, Elon Musk's next launch, UX for kids on home devices and an Echo Look review.

00:00 - Speaking in Bourbon?
03:30 - Scouting is shouting
13:15 - Azure Stack takes on the UK
21:00 - Facebook Messenger is the new Joe Camel
27:30 - Safety starts with Communication? We are all Doomed!
35:30 - Roadster Space Oddity
40:30 - Alexa isn't taking any crap from your kids
42:45 - Echo Look - looking pretty basic
50:00 - Wrapping up the year

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:13am EST

This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss the newest rishest man on the planet, black Friday trends, Microsoft's new VMWare Migration Strategy and even more industry hacks.

00:00 - Blah-ck Friday
06:09 - Bezos' Billions
09:35 - Microsoft's rogue VMware plot
19:29 - GitHub Uber-N00bs
24:50 - I'm MAH GRRRRRR
28:43 - News is sad mmmkay?

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:05am EST

This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Keith Townsend, @CTOAdvisor. Together they discuss loot crates, Android location tracking, law enforcement DNA warrants, Candid's disruption of the Orthodontics industry and Tesla's new venture.


00:00 - Hello CTOAdvisor
02:55 - Battlefront Gamblin'
06:45 - Google: treating you like a crazy ex
12:00 - All your DNA are belong to us
17:30 - Introverts rejoice! Braces by mail
23:24 - Tesla goes BIG and small
34:40 - Book Reviews with Josh
38:04 - How's business on your own?

Direct download: 286.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

This week, Melissa is joined by new cohost Lauren Malhoit. Together they talk about HPE and Rackspace teaming up for a new offering, Qualcomm and Broadcom's not merger, more sexual harassment allegations in the tech industry and Bill Gates building smart cities.

00:00 - Welcome Lauren!
02:54 - Private not Private Cloud
11:31 - Qualcomm's just not that into you
14:31 - Great at what you do isn't the same as being a good person
18:21 - Move to Bill Gates' Racoon City!
23:53 - What's new at Cisco?
26:28 - Encrypted Traffic Cops
29:13 - Software Defined Access, because Networking was taken
37:50 - Taking over with Robots on the Weekend

Direct download: 285.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:10pm EST

This week Amy, Peter and Melissa are joined by their new co-host. Together, they discuss Twitter, Look, Freedom, Kinect, Blockchain and Robot citizenship.

00:00- Well, there goes that surprise.
07:50- Twitter makes money?
13:44- Free Speech Snake Oil
22:13- Amazon is watching you
27:02- Kinecting in other ways
33:01- Gimme more $$, I got Blockchainzzzz
38:50- Arabian Nights with Robot citizens

Direct download: 284.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:11am EST

This week Peter, Eddie and Melissa talk about the latest on Docker, Citrix, Botnets, hostile media players and Google.

00:00 - 6 degrees of Eddie Saipetch
06:39 - Ed's news
12:41 - Docker's no surprise-surprise
22:21 - The Citrix sue off and spelling bee
29:45 - The New Botnet on the Block
36:57 - ElMedia player -the KILLer MacOS experience
41:03 - Google Maps fat shames you into walking
46:00 - We still kinda like you, Austin

Direct download: 283.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

This week Amy, Melissa and Peter are joined by special guest James Watters (@wattersjames) SVP of Products @Pivotal. Together they discuss hack backs, blue screens, Krack and all the cloud platform buzzwords.

00:00 - Peter's Bionic Woman
04:16 - James Watters: He Doesn't Own Things
06:22 - Weirdest as a Service
09:50 - Hack! No Hack Backs!
14:34 - Blue screen of Servers vs Services
19:52 - Can't get enough Krack!
23:02 - Walls in France more interesting than your Krack
26:39 - Micro State of the Union
33:09 - Build not Buy... Wait What?
37:02 - Amazon's lack of ambition
40:00 - Public Cloud Netwerkin'

Direct download: 282.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:45am EST

This week Peter, Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Paul Stamp, Director of Product Management at Onapsis. Together they discuss AIM, Windows 10 Mobile, Google's big announcements, Equifax, Yahoo and ERP.
00:00 - Hi Paul
02:30 - Getting dumped on AIM
05:08 - Windows 10 Mobile going the way of PalmOS
08:57 - Google softly babeling in your ear
13:18 - Pixel 2 - Jacked out
15:30 - Google goes full Circle
16:35 - Equipatsy
23:30 - Yahoo's massive data dump
30:40 - Onapsis Synapsis

Direct download: 281.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:57am EST

This week Ed and Melissa are joined by Rob Beddard (@rob_beddard), Senior Service Engineer at Microsoft. Together they discuss dead startups, stopping dubious cows, shipping Greg, unlikely unions and moving your traditional IT workloads to the cloud.

01:00 - Eddie nearly dies in the Michigan wilderness
04:13- Hello Rob
07:40- Pouring one out for the suckers
14:34- Autoreply on the phone
16:38- Nabbing terrorist cows
21:00- Greg's going on a mission trip to China
30:34- Marital War games with Alexa
32:04- New Frenemies- Watch your back Apple!
37:32- Moving your applications to the cloud
46:53- The reward for heroism
54:55- Normal?

Direct download: 280.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:17am EST

This week Peter, Ed and Melissa are joined by Jane Murison (@mewroh) a head of UX design at BBC. Together they dive in to Uber, Google, Equifax, new data visualization techniques and user experience!

00:00 - Eddie's new sucker
01:50 - The curse of SiT
03:24 - Meet Jane
06:38 - Uber's straight out of London
19:25 - Googling phone hardware
27:54 - Equif*xed it up again
31:58 - Fonting brilliant
37:28 - Living, loving, UX
45:00 - Chasing the good UX unicorn
51:20 - Control freakery
55:38 - Normal?

Direct download: 279.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

This week Ed, Peter and Melissa discuss the excitement over the new iPhone, Google dropping Symantec certs and Equifax's latest exits.

0:00 - There's no marching
7:14 - Ed's unplanned homework
16:03 - Apple pushes ahead?
29:16 - Truth or Dare
32:00 - Google doesn't trust you
41:30 - Remarkable Coincidences at Equifax
48:52 - Pokémon or Nokémon? 

Direct download: 278.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:09am EST

Speaking in Tech #277 - The Big Finale on The Register

Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone host the final show on The Register with a full house. Chad Sakac, from Dell EMC, Marc Farley, now back at HPE, Sarah Vela, from Forcepoint and Mark Twomey (aka StorageZilla), from Dell EMC all jump in to discuss disruption, Dell, Oracle, Solaris, Equifax and much, much more.

The details…

(1:00) Wrapping up on The Register
(4:08) Dell and EMC one year wedding anniversary
(5:35) Farley back at HPE
(6:50) Storage consolidation
(8:00) Larry puts a bullet in Solaris
(16:05) The Public Cloud war winners and losers
(17:55) Disrupting Converged Infrastructure
(23:05) Sarah jumps to Forcepoint
(25:24) Equifax circles the bowl
(30:35) GDPR and more regulation is coming
(36:25) Chad’s book recommendation: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind
(40:22) Who owns data about you?
(44:40) Zilla reviews Stephen King’s “It”
(46:35) The podcast moves on

With that, we wrap up our tenure on The Register. We want to thank Drew, Chris, Jude and the entire team at The Register for giving us this fantastic opportunity and tolerating the good, the bad and the ugly of the podcast. We’d also like to thank our 40,000 plus monthly listeners who have never been shy with their feedback. The podcast will still be available through your favorite podcast app as Ed, Melissa and Peter will be driving while Greg and Amy will still jump on periodically. Everything can be disrupted - even podcasts.

Direct download: SiT277.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

Speaking in Tech #276 - LIVE from VMworld

This week Amy Lewis and Melissa Gurney are live from VMWorld with special guest Vaughn Stewart (@vstewed) VP of Technology at Pure Storage. Together they roll through all the latest buzzwords: bio-computing, cloud, SDDC, blockchain and transformation. This is a live edition from VMworld, background noise and all.

(0:00) Welcome Back Vaughn
(3:56) My computer smells a bomb and it isn't me
(8:19) Down the Nerd Path
(12:00) New Uber C-E-Oh...
(13:50) Vaughn's mom
(15:26) Grandma's grocery Blockchainz
(21:18) Google Tiers their cloud- Shots!
(25:35) Listicles and SDDC
(35:40) Mo Data Mo Mischief
(36:13) Where's Vaughn
(38:16) Normal?

Direct download: SiT276.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Speaking in Tech #275 - Splunk!

This week Peter Smallbone steers the ship with Amy Lewis and Eddie Saipetch with special guest Hal Rottenberg from Splunk. This week the nerdcast focuses on the Internet of Things, both consumer and business.

The details…

(0:00) Smoke alarms and this old house
(11:42) Wink.i.am
(15:47) Nest vs. Ecobee
(19:49) Home IoT draw
(27:17) Lockstate’s bricked locks
(34:38) Splunk and IoT
(38:55) Intel axing maker IoT platforms
(42:16) Amazon 3rd party Alexa devices
(49:30) Celebrity endorsed tech

Direct download: SiT275.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:53am EST

Speaking in Tech #274 - Living on the Edge

Amy Lewis, Eddie Saipetch and Dom Delfino, the go to market team lead for Software Defined Data Center at VMware. The trio discuss the edge of cloud, HBO, ransomeware and more WannaCry.

The details…

(0:00) Dinner with Greg
(2:42) Parking the Geek Whisperers
(5:29) Pushing cloud out to the fringe
(17:13) HBO out of bitcoins?
(18:50) Standing up to ransomware
(21:57) IT’s bad security posture
(30:28) EMEA Hotel Guests WannaCry

Direct download: SiT274.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

Speaking in Tech #273 - Coasters

Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss resting and vesting in the valley, hacking bust in Vegas, VMworld and IoT accidents.

The details…

(0:00) Coastal podcast wars
(2:30) IoT accident
(4:30) The failure of Google Voice
(11:30) Floods and asbestos
(13:40) Texas beaches and Outerbanks outage
(18:02) Kronos bust
(22:15) VMworld and FUTURE:NET
(28:10) Qualcomm’s grand plans for China
(33:45) Silicon Valley coasters
(39:00) Where’s Vaughn?

Direct download: SiT273.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

Speaking in Tech #272 - Busted

This week, Ed and Melissa are joined by Lauren Malhoit (@Malhoit) co-host of TechWise TV. Together they dive into blackhat phone prep, Meg Whitman's departure from HP Inc, net neutrality and Russian robots that swipe right or kill you. 

(0:00) Lauren puts Greg in the Trunk
(3:50) Eddie just likes to name drop
(7:30) Phone prep for Blackhat
(12:00) Amazon Landscaping Services
(14:28) Giving HP Inc the bye Felicia
(17:43) Psycho hiring and making large decisions
(21:24) Pouring one out for the ipod
(22:43) How tech giants show they don't care
(28:43) Russian robots that kill you if they don't like you
(29:52) How to put on a tech TV show
(35:50) Normal?
(48:10) Fitbit: Narcing you out
(49:12) Stalking Lauren

Direct download: SiT272.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am EST

Speaking in Tech #271 - pbooks

Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch, Peter Smallbone and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss UK internet problems, the year of VDI… again, tech lobbying and drones.

The details…

0:00 - Amy’s new gig
5:32 - Mac-n-Cheese in Tokyo
9:41 - Tile injuries
13:31 - Birmingham moves and UK broadband
17:41 - Microsoft goes multi-tenant
22:06 - Tech giants spend big on lobbying
29:11 - Peter schmoozes the Prime Minister
32:22 - New tech terms quiz
41:52 - DNA testing Ed
44:04 - UK drone registration
51:15 - Are you normal? IoT devices for the home
55:10 - Podcast wars
58:22 - VMworld plans

Direct download: SiT271.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

Speaking in Tech #270 - Diapers

This week Amy is joined by Ed and Melissa with special guest Michael Coté (@cote), Director of Technical Marketing at Pivotal. Together they discuss IOT's turn to stink, more douchebags, AI takeovers, the rise of the content providers and zombies.

00:00 - Digital Transformation? Use Powerpoint
04:54 - Amy's apocalypse-proof wifi
09:00 - Legacy Software and Flooring
12:00 - 3 year olds and CIOs
14:05 - IOT? Fail
18:13 - Hey everybody, douchebags aren't news.
22:16 - AI takeover? We can't even schedule meetings!
33:08 - Amazon turns Eddie into Tipper Gore
40:41 - Netflix makes it rain $400M
45:36 - Do you not know that's a zombie?
47:19 - Normal to mow?

Direct download: SiT270.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:20am EST

Speaking in Tech #269: Opex!

Melissa Gurney is steering the nerdiest this week with co-hosts Ed Saipetch and Peter Smalbone to discuss Microsoft news, iPhone hacks and the shelf life of Kubernetes.

The details…

(0:00) Sky’s “instant” messenger support
(5:55) Ring Floodlight, Android tablets, car wifi
(11:33) iPhone exploits too valuable
(16:30) Microsoft 365: Opex all the things
(25:24) MS Azure Stack finally GA’ing
(37:36) Kubernetes days NOT numbered
(54:43) Do you bookmark?

Direct download: SiT269.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:48am EST

Speaking in Tech #268 - Back to Java

Ed, Amy and Greg are back together for this week’s uber-nerd podcast with special guest Richard Seroter, Sr. Director of Product at Pivotal to talk about bad actors in tech, destructive malware and developer productivity with obscure programming languages.

The details…

(0:00) Vertigo from U2
(5:30) Valley of the Douchebags
(8:09) Sacca sorry
(13:10) Petya, not Petya
(15:42) The death of desktop backups
(19:56) Fyreguy gets busted
(22:25) Resolution to the middle seat dilemma
(27:42) Return of Java
(35:13) The intersection of containers and PaaS
(38:06) The rise of platforms
(41:06) “There’s not a single technology that will make a company relevant”
(44:10) Are you normal? Inbox Zero

Direct download: SiT268.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

Speaking in Tech #267 - Bagged

This week Petersmallbone steers the ship with Ed Saipetch and special guest Ben Kepes, noted business leader, evangelist, entrepreneur and commentator. This week the trio discuss Ben’s adventures without a passport, OpenStack woes, AWS and Walmart scuffles and Windows source code leaks. Stay tuned pass the wrap for outtakes from this week.

The details…

(0:00) Ben’s bag ejected from flight
(7:23) 96 million robocalls for $129M
(12:38) Russia: Symantec, give us your code
(18:42) Windows 10 source code leak
(25:15) Walmart and AWS spat
(36:30) PaaS mafia
(40:08) Monolithic PaaS vs Microservices paradigm
(42:34) Putting OpenStack out of it's misery
(48:23) Airplane mode or no?
(53:58) Outtakes: Uber and SolidFire v4 socks

Direct download: SiT267.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

Speaking in Tech #266 - Making Friends

This week Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Sarah Vela (@orchid8), Senior Digital Communications Manager at Forcepoint (@forcepointsec). They discuss new jobs, Trumping government in the cloud, buying Whole Foods with Alexa, pizza on Mars, AirBnB's shifting business model and how to use LinkedIn.

0:00 - We're all Marketers Now
5:29 - How to Make Friends at Your New Company
8:56 - IT's a GaaS!
16:41 - Whole Infrastructure at Amazon
27:05 - Elon Musk's Ultimate FU
33:04 - UberBlame Game
39:32 - AirHotelnB's Kick in the Grass
46:49 - Normal?
50:18 - Stalking Sarah
52:47 - Words of Wisdom Make a Comeback

Direct download: SiT266.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Speaking in Tech #265 - Ribbed

This week, Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Terrence Ryan, (@tpryan) Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. They discuss parliamentary plots, Uber's continued descent into creepy, a new Xbox and IBM's giant cloud deal.

0:00- Bronto Ribs
1:09- Terrence Ryan says hello
3:14 - Rule1- Don't hear NDA stuff
5:13- Google/Don't Google it
8:47- Squishy Human Things
12:18- Parliamentary Plot Foiled?
15:18- Crowning Uber King of Creepy
23:20- Who's the new Uber of?
27:06- Chocolate covered Razorblades
28:19- The Brits have all the good news- like XBOX One X
33:53- Pinball Wizardry and Pong
36:09- A Billion Dollars for Hybrid Cloud? It's the Worst!/Best!
40:22- The Oldest 2 Factor Authentication
42:57- Potty Tweeting

Direct download: SiT265.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

Speaking in Tech #264: usermind

This week Greg returns to the podcast with Amy and Melissa as well as special guest Michel Feaster, Co-Founder and CEO at usermind. This week the crew talks about CRM evolving, startup life, tech backlash and Apple announcements.

The details:

(0:00) Dropping F Bombs and Easter Eggs
(3:24) Deep diving on usermind: Disrupting CRM
(8:10) How mobile (and millennials) changed customer engagement
(20:53) Working with big VC’s like Andreessen Horowitz
(23:50) Startups as life or death
(25:30) Tech backlash from terrorism
(32:33) Apple announcements: Hits and misses
(41:08) Are you normal? Sanitizing your phone

Direct download: SiT264.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

Speaking in Tech #263 - Bad Power

Melissa Gurney leads the gang this week and Greg is still locked in a trunk somewhere. The team jumps into the BA outage, cheating emission tests, cloud portability and cloud native myths.

The details…

(0:00) Rage Cage: Expenses and Oracle Sh!t Sandwich
(2:30) Splash back
(5:51) DJ Smallbone
(7:29) AirBnB Internationalization
(13:15) Manchester Tragedy
(16:57) Amazon Grocery Stores
(22:19) British Airways Outage: Bad power supplies?
(27:25) VW Complex Emissions Cheat
(35:13) Tech and Consumption Changes in the Automotive Industry
(42:33) Cloud Portability is a bunch of BS
(43:13) Sweating the Cloud Native details
(53:27) New segment: Are you normal? Twitter poll

Direct download: SiT263.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Speaking in Tech #162 - Cats in Teslas

This week Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Amy Lewis are joined again by special guest Chris Wysopal, security guru and co-founder and chief technology officer of Veracode.

The details…

0:00 - Chris Wysopal our resident security guy, NBD
2:45- Hair dryers for grass
4:45- #catsinteslas
7:50- l0pht article resurrection
14:16- WannaCry? How about now? Now?
22:04- Get a flu shot, wash your hands, patch your sh!t
29:56- Snake oil, security and the real cost
36:27- Mar Lago, wifi and pringles
40:36- Googling IOT & the cloud buzzword bandwagon
47:04- All your devices R belong to what? Eddie's travel ban tears
53:17- Chuck Norris: making corporate security great again

Direct download: SiT262.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:29am EST

Speaking in Tech #261 - Trainers

This week, Ed’s driving along with Amy and Peter with special guest Martin Cooper, Sr. Director Worldwide System Engineering and Alliances at NGDC.

The details...

(00:18) Bomb in Peter’s backyard
(02:41) Amy discretely coming into DellEMCWorld
(04:17) Peter’s civic duties
(04:50) Martin’s long title
(06:03) What is Next Gen Datacenter
(07:54) Amy wrecking Martin’s trainers
(10:02) What the heck is NVMe?
(13:43) Transformation of storage companies
(15:55) Opensource disruption to commercial storage
(19:23) Is America anti-innovation?
(26:41) Innovation vs. entrepreneurship
(31:27) SpaceX’s first geostationary satellite launch
(34:41) Digging into Fyre App and Festival
(39:56) World’s largest single memory computer

Direct download: SiT261.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

Speaking in Tech #260 - Live from Dell EMC World

This week the whole gang, past and present, are live in Las Vegas podcasting from Dell EMC World. Besides pealing back this week’s announcements, Greg, Ed, Amy, Peter and Melissa are joined by Sarah Vela and Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla) to discuss changes at Dell EMC, Amazon’s new toy and a quick movie review.

(0:00) The Prodigal Daughter returns
(2:04) Executive back packs
(3:00) Dell EMC World, a different feel
(4:13) Storagezilla crashes the party
(7:52) The big announcement: Amazon Echo Show
(10:29) Dell EMC announcements
(16:04) What is IT Transformation?
(25:11) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review
(27:55) Tech escape and show highlights
(37:00) Sarah’s choir

Direct download: SiT260.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

Speaking in Tech #259 - Fyre!

An engineer gets fined in Oregon for calling himself an engineer and Amazon wants a peak at what you are wearing. This week Greg, Ed and Melissa mull over absurd state rules and new toys from Amazon as well as horror stories from Fyre Festival in this week’s tech podcast.

 

(0:00) Eddie’s flame throwing birthday
(4:01) Nutanix vs VxRail
(6:08) Fyre Festival fail
(13:21) Engineer fined $500 for calling himself 'engineer'
(19:13) Zuck discovers the US midwest
(27:15) Rumours: Apple to release a Siri Speaker
(32:27) Apple should buy Disney
(30:27) Amazon’s Echo Look: Alexa with eyes
(46:30) Cinco de Mayo and Dell EMC World

Direct download: SiT259.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Speaking in Tech #258: Juiced

Google just can’t avoid privacy fights whether its fighting legal requests for emails or fending off criticism from the Electronic Freedom Foundation. This week Greg, Ed, Melissa and Peter are joined this week by John Rakowski, Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management and analytics at AppDynamics to discuss privacy issues, the new Galaxy S8, Docker branding and valley juicers.

The details…

(0:00) Application performance and AppDynamics
(2:52) The new Samsung Galaxy S8 review: the good, the bad and the return
(12:27) Judge tells Google to turn over emails
(18:36) EFF slams Google over student privacy
(26:32) Infosec company caught using real hospital IT in product demos
(29:31) Huh? Docker renames container project as “Moby”
(35:35) Valley of the Dulls: $120 million in VC funding for a $400 Juicer
(39:30) Juice drones and UberEats

Direct download: SiT258.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

Speaking in Tech #257: Nice Hackers

Hacking Microsoft Windows? Been there, done that. Ed, Melissa and Amy are joined by Chris Wysopal, noted hacker and CTO/Co-founder of Veracode on this week’s tech podcast. The crew talks about how hacking has evolved and the importance of secure software.

The details…


(0:00) Out and about
(2:40) Over Slacking
(4:30) Wysopal: raising awareness of insecure software
(8:55) Hacking Windows
(10:19) “Nice hackers” testifying to Congress
(16:07) Taking down the internet in 30 minutes
(19:02) Building a security company
(26:21) Automating code review
(30:59) Veracode just acquired by CA
(41:16) Making secure software
(46:50) NSA hacking tools in the wild
(51:29) Burger King hijacks Google Assistant
(53:23) Re-gifting Alexa

Direct download: SiT257.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:01am EST

Speaking in Tech #256: United We Fight

In this week's episode Amy and Melissa are joined by Rebecca Fitzhugh from Rubrik. They discuss the merits and struggles of the vcdx, United's new fight it out standby policy, dragging switches out of the datacenter, Microsoft buying in to container hype and neural network pick up lines. 

(1:40) Throw it on the ground
(3:24) VCDX- I'd rather be back in the Marine Corps
(12:10) United- Fight for your right
(17:29) Dragging switches out of the Datacenter
(23:18) Containers aren't just a fad. Wait. What?
(25:20) Ginger extinction event
(31:41) Neural Network pick up lines
(39:36) Military invading Tech- come get us!

Direct download: SiT256.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Speaking in Tech #255: One Yuan

Cloud for less than a penny? Tencent recently won a bid to provide the city of Xiamen with cloud services for one Yuan. The President of Alibaba claims the bid “destroyed the entire industry”. On this week’s podcast we discuss China’s cloud race, privacy rules in the US and the impact GDPR might have on those rules as well as Ford’s grab for Blackberry engineers. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey, AKA “Storagezilla” from Dell EMC.

The details…

(0:00) Brexit back through time
(2:00) Zilla finishing biz school
(5:09) Tencent bags Chinese cloud for one yuan
(14:47) Google Cloud rises
(18:52) ISP’s respond to US privacy rules
(28:12) Role of GDPR globally
(33:09) Ford picks up Blackberry engineers
(48:07) Peter’s Butte of a story
(49:35) DEW it

Direct download: SiT255.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Speaking in Tech #254: The AI Apocalypse

This week the techcasters tackle rumors of Citrix being sold, the coming AI apocalypse, WhatsApp encryption and Deepak Chopra tweets as well as special interviews with Greg Mulholland of VMware and Simon Sharwood of The Register.

The details…

(00:10) Things not to do when you travel
(04:45) In defense of vegemite… and the state of IT in Australia
(08:06) Spitting podcasters
(12:13) Dell EMC World around the corner
(14:05) Rumors: Microsoft and Citrix hookup
(18:18) Elon Musk and the AI apocalypse
(22:14) The Donald Trump of tech
(29:27) WhatsApp encryption under fire
(37:50) Deepak Chopra tweets or BS?
(41:26) Simon Sharwood interview from Melbourne VMUG

Direct download: SiT254.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:58am EST

Speaking in Tech #253: Lego Tape

This week Ed, Melissa and Peter are together to chew on the week’s tech news from Apple, Uber, Nimble and Reduxio before diving in on the implications from Brexit.

The details…

(0:00) Lost in Slovakia
(7:18) Lego tape
(10:40) Apple and augmented reality
(17:50) Uber’s continued downward spiral
(22:19) Nimble snatched by HPE
(27:52) Reduxio raises funding
(31:26) Brexit 201

Direct download: SiT253.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

Speaking in Tech #252: Bacon and Bourbon

This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis who has recently been added as a co-host for the show. This week the team discusses Intel’s big move to redefine themselves, bitcoin problems and Uber podcasts.

The details…


(0:00) Bacon and Bourbon in Seattle
(2:43) Amy Lewis officially joins the podcast
(4:25) New 70’s porn intro music
(7:40) Aussie and Singapore recap
(14:09) Intel nabs Mobileye and buzz words for over $15B
(24:07) Bitcoin minors huff and puff
(29:30) SXSW crowd get whiney over Uber
(30:54) Uber pushes anti-union podcasts
(37:15) Secret Uber drivers
(42:50) Boxing orangoutangs Thailand

Direct download: SiT252.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

Speaking in Tech #251: Blame Millennials

This week Greg is down under in Melbourne Australia with guests Adrian DeLuca Head of Solution Architecture Amazon Web Services, Michael Heffernan, Director Infrastructure Technology HDS, David Merrill, Chief Economist HDS and Matthew Greensmith, Enterprise Solutions Director HDS. The roundtable discussion covers the AWS outage, Uber gaffs, digital money and streaming content.

The details…

(0:00) Digging in down under
(6:52) AWS S3 goes down
(8:32) The value of High Availability
(11:54) Blame outage on millennials
(14:15) Uber CEO steps in it, again
(24:37) China jumps on digital currency
(28:15) Blockchain as transformation
(35:40) Impact of digital currency in international markets
(37:55) Cutting the cord with YouTube
(43:45) What about Apple TV?

Direct download: SiT251.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

Speaking in Tech #250: Hacked

Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone steer the podcast this week with very special guest Samy Kamkar, a world renowned privacy and security researcher, computer hacker, whistleblower and entrepreneur.

The details…

2:15 Samy’s Myspace worm
8:27 Curiosity
9:49 Skyjack - Hijacking drones
16:13 PoisonTap - Sniffing all the traffic
19:15 How to hack
22:28 Google’s SHAtter attach on SHA-1
27:49 AI disrupting Intel
35:39 Waymo suing Uber and Otto
39:00 Hacking Autonomous Driving
43:47 Are open systems safer?

Direct download: SiT250.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

Speaking in Tech #249 - Stunting Innovation

Greg and Ed are joined by Josh Atwell of NetApp to discuss the rapid pace of innovation and automation and the impact on employment and society. The crew also discuss sexual harassment in the tech industry and Oracle “clawbacks”.

The details…

(0:00) Building walls
(4:35) Gold status
(6:27) Bill Gates and automation
(12:45) Taxing innovation
(15:05) Bringing back code
(18:56) Elon Musk meets Star Trek
(24:05) The oasis in Ready Player One
(25:10) Investigating harassment at Uber
(37:35) Oracle being sued for sales “clawbacks”

Direct download: SiT249.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Speaking in Tech #248 - Serverless

This week the whole crew is together for a rare conclave of banter and tech news including remote workers, nerd dress codes, cloudy status reports and fake news.

The details…

(0:00) Sleeping on a plane
(4:25) Blowing glass
(6:50) The Lego Batman Movie review
(10:20) IBM roping in remote workers
(14:10) Our leaders wear jeans
(17:05) Trusting AWS status reports
(24:03) Verizon may be selling it’s cloud
(29:03) AWS won’t turn into IBM
(30:15) Serverless nonsense
(32:23) Uber blamed for divorce
(34:00) Apple boss: Fake news “killing minds”?

Direct download: SiT248.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Speaking in Tech #247: Snapped

This week Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Peter Smallbone drive the podcast ship this week to discuss Snap, US travel bans, smart tv’s that are a bit too smart and laptop spies.

The details…

(01:42) Slippery trackpads
(04:43) Snap IPO’ing
(12:11) Snap’s $400M commitment to Google Cloud
(18:50) Tech leaders get legal on US travel ban
(30:47) Vizio collecting and selling your data
(37:40) Snooping laptop cams
(39:48) Fallout from the BIG game

Direct download: SiT247.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Speaking in Tech #246: On Demand

Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Cory Minton, Dell’s Big Data man, to discuss the on-demand economy, Oracle licensing, Platform-as-a-Service and the holographic universe.

The details…

(00:00) Throwing down with Smallbone
(00:47) Introducing Cory Minton of Dell EMC
(01:54) Uber driving sucks
(08:47) Dumping Slack
(09:25) Magic virtual assistant gets expensive
(13:46) Biz travel with the family
(16:42) Big Data and the trough of disillusionment
(19:08) Oracle licensing fees jump in AWS
(24:05) Is PaaS dead?
(29:06) The convergence of containers and pass
(29:41) Mind blown: The holographic universe

Direct download: SiT246.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

Speaking in Tech #245 - Alternative Tech Facts

This week Greg and Amy drive the podcast with guest Brian Gracely of Red Hat. The trio discuss alternative tech facts, moves at Google Cloud, Western Digital and Oracle as well as global reaction to Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The details…

(0:00) Brian Gracely: king of all podcasters
(1:54) Dutch customs comedians
(4:42) Last call for Krispy Kreme Challenge donations
(8:04) Alternative Tech Facts
(12:00) Quentin jumps to Google Cloud… as “Head of Editorial”?
(17:50) Fink heads to Western Digital
(20:33) Oracle pulls out the axe
(22:04) NetApp and Rackspace targeted for patent suit
(24:40) Sakac on HPE/Simplicity
(28:29) Global tech reaction to Trump
(34:47) Global travel wrap up and Gracely at Interop

Direct download: SiT245.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

Speaking in Tech #244 - Switch

This week, Greg is wasting away in Amsterdam while Ed, Melissa and Peter steer the podcast this week to discuss CES, SpaceX and cloud explosions.

(00:00) Banter
(00:56) Peter at CES (not really) and stolen Razor laptops
(02:19) Peter in the market for a new laptop
(05:14) Melissa’s 3rd attempt on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4
(07:55) SpaceX recovers and successfully launches http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/16/spacex_successful_launch/
(10:49) Peter’s shoutout to Japan space agency for launching a rocket with 2 laptops and 8 people
(12:08) Lily drone fails and San Francisco DA sues http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/13/lily_robotics_faces_lawsuit_for_false_advertising/
(20:53) Nintendo’s new Switch
(29:17) Cloud computing revenue grows 25% YoY
(35:06) Consolidation of platforms
(37:42) Microsoft employees suing for PTSD
(42:49) Alexa controlling VMware on AWS

Direct download: SiT244.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

Speaking in Tech #243: Death of Tech

This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis to kick of the new year and new tech gossip. This week they talk snow, celebrity deaths,VMUG controversies and MongoDB hijacking.

The details...


(0:00) Eddie and the Snow Cruisers
(2:18) Careless Whispers
(3:54) 18 hours in Cancun
(7:28) Big gifts
(10:38) Car tech fail
(17:18) VMUG bumps Nutanix leaders: VMUGgate
(27:14) MongoDB databases being held ransom
(30:08) BBC reinvents iPhone history
(31:48) From Yahoo to ALTABA
(37:57) Unidesk gets acquired
(40:12) Car manuals

Direct download: SiT243.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

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