249 Episodes Refresh
Jun 15, 2021
Episode 249 – Corporate Culture Impact (3)June 15, 2021
Continuing our journey on everything about Company Culture, this episode focusses on what actually feeds a Toxic Culture and how one could potentially avoid going down that unfortunate path. Make sure to listen to the two earlier episodes on this topic if you want to get the full picture! Here are the links to the web resources we touched on this episode: Toxic workplace culture pissing off employees and pushing away customers?7 Signs of a Toxic Workplace Culture Please...
Jun 08, 2021
Episode 248 – Microsoft Data sovereigntyJune 08, 2021
Microsoft just release a blog post where the "guarantee" your data will no move out of the EU. Sounds great, but what are they really after... Why can't we all just get along? Data and nation borders are not the best of bed fellows and Microsoft is coming to the rescue with a firm guarantee that data that happens in the EU, stays in the EU! Or do they... Please use the Contact Form on this blog or our twitter feed to send us your questions, or to suggest future episode...
Jun 01, 2021
Episode 247 – Corporate Culture Impact (2)June 01, 2021
In this second episode on Company Culture, we move away from the specific case of Basecamp, though we'll still use it as an example. Specifically their new stance on how a company should distance itself from politics and social issues. Is that really a good idea? Is it even possible? Join us in this episode where we dive deeper into that aspect of Company Culture. Here are links to the web resources that we referenced during this episode: Changes at BasecampAmazon extends ban...
May 25, 2021
Episode 246 – Old Dogs, New Clouds?May 25, 2021
In this episode, we look at how old tech is trying to retake their glory days by embracing Cloud and Apparently, just plain automation is no longer enough... Old Dog, New Tricks? Cloud continues to make live harder and harder for the traditional big tech companies. Is embracing cloud a way out for them, or do they just have their heads in the clouds.... Please use the Contact Form on this blog or our twitter feed to send us your questions, or to suggest future episode...
May 18, 2021
Episode 245 – Corporate Culture Impact (1)May 18, 2021
That Company Culture is a huge part of why someone chooses to work for a certain company (or not) should come as no surprise to anyone really. However as recent news has demonstrated, there are still many ways to stumble by misjudging the consequences of certain decisions made by company execs. We'll be covering this subject over multiple episodes and in this first episode we discuss not only why Basecamp made the news, but also why this news inspired us to do this episode...
May 11, 2021
Episode 244 – Holy Tracking Bat-Signal!May 11, 2021
A couple of weeks ago, Signal pulled of a astonishing feat: not only did it do a remarkable job on getting the word out that the big ad companies are tracking you, they actually got Facebook to do most of the talking for them! When advertising goes Viral It feels like sheer genius: Signal tells the truth about tracking and gets Facebook to help spread the word. Please use the Contact Form on this blog or our twitter feed to send us your questions, or to suggest future...
May 04, 2021
Episode 243 – Open Source SafetyMay 04, 2021
Continuing on last weeks Open Source Roundup, this time we focus on concept of security and safety with Open Source projects. This weeks inspiration came from these articles: Is Open Source More Secure Than Closed Source?https://devops.com/is-open-source-more-secure-than-closed-source/Open-source, cloud-native projects: 5 key questions to assess riskhttps://techbeacon.com/app-dev-testing/open-source-cloud-native-projects-5-key-questions-assess-risk7 Reasons to Get Serious About...
Apr 27, 2021
Episode 242 – Open Source RoundupApril 27, 2021
Today's episode features a roundup of Open source related topics, more specifically about the importance of communities. Inspiration was taken from these online articles: What's the point of open source without contributors? Turns out, there are severalhttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/whats-the-point-of-open-source-without-contributors-turns-out-there-are-several/Apache Software Foundation retires slew of Hadoop-related...
Apr 20, 2021
Episode 241 – Oracle: 0 – Free API: 1April 20, 2021
After a decade of court battles, Oracle finally lost their case against Google about copying the Java API for use in Android. The fact that Java has not been part of Android since version 7 (Nougat) did not mean Oracle would stop the litigation. O, no... Oracle wanted their 9 billion dollar claim and they were prepared to go to the supreme court for that... Today's...
Apr 13, 2021
Episode 240 – Yahoo Answers… R.I.P.?April 13, 2021
Everybody's favorite agony aunt is being put out to pasture and we felt we cold not let this occasion go unnoticed. Instead we decided to regale our audience with some of our favorite picks of the cornucopia that is Yahoo Answers! And yes, if you had totally forgotten it still existed, so did we... Our Fabulous Picks: The Good: A question for programmers. Is it too late to start programming at age 35, but to get a job not just for fun....