Speaking in Tech

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT