40 Burst results for "developer"

Fresh "developer" from The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose

The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose

00:40 min | 5 min ago

Fresh "developer" from The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose

"Go 600. Kogo Thiss is the de Mile report with Carl DeMaio and Blue Penrose. The fight continues. All right. So you just heard from Council member and mayoral candidate Barbara Bree. She she. She nailed this early on, Travis said. This is a bad deal. This is a boondoggle. She started immediately. I liken it to pulling on a sweater that's falling apart. She's pulling the the thread and the sweater completely comes appalled apart. If you're just joining us, we're talking about Faulkner's folly. This is the boondoggle, dilapidated building that Faulkner basically least at taxpayer expense lease to own at taxpayer's expense. That we haven't occupied. It's a 30 story building. The old Semper building downtown. We've already spent since 2016 millions of dollars tens of millions of dollars on the building. We moved in for a week and then had to move out that costs a 6.5 1,000,000 was you said it was at least two own deal, right? $115 million. 127 $9 least do police tone. So those air never cheap anyways. Why? Why did we go that route That was just to hide it, particularly for a building that is 55 damn years old. That's literally like saying I am an ELISA for 30 year lease. I'm going to get this Pinto owned. By the way, the Pinto is completely dilapidated. It's at the junk yard doesn't run. It's a body, but all we really need is we need to just give it a nice wash and wax job. And boy we're gonna be. We're gonna be flying on the highway. We'll soon know Faulconer either didn't read the least because his political handlers were like Yeah, there. There there donors to you, you know, sign the lease. It's all good. Someone else will get it. He's either felony, stupid or felony criminal with this thing. Yes. Did. I think this does rise to the level of negligence? I know about this deal because I got tipped off to it. After it was signed, You had a bunch of well connected players that donated to Kevin Faulkner's mayoral re election. Once he got reelected after the the June 2016 election. He immediately sat down with him and said, Here's what I'm gonna give you. We'll go ahead and sign this agreement. They got commission off this deal, by the way, the people who put it together on of course, the developers, Scott got the payout. The developers were not in the wrong here. Let me be very clear. The developers were very, very transparent in the lease, they said. You're buying it, as is no warranty. Anything on it is your problem, Not ours alone, By the way is best. We've got it filled to the brim with his best house. Ah involved. Was I good? Golly. Well, why not? You know, it's give me some more. So yesterday at the City Council, the experts, the Faulkner team and the Independent budget analyst presented options to the City Council. Let me just say the options were like, Do you want to be shot? Smothered, hung or dragged down the freeway for 60 miles by a chain death, exile or death by example, that's right, so first option is stay the course. That means you keep paying $127 million. You're already gonna eat the 6.5 million. You're gonna have to pay off the lawsuits to the people saying that they got exposed his best does Then, on top of that, you need to put $145 million in renovations into the building going by the way. It's going to take six years to dio on top of the You know, four years that we've, you know, paid lease payments on the building and get the value of the building. We're going to another six years while they actually painstakingly have Tio No. Remove asbestos and bring things up to code. Why did you sell it and cut your losses? Well, that's the next option. Okay, sell the vacant building for less than what you bought it for and take a massive loss, however. Selling an unsafe building in need of repair. Not only is a lower cells price, but you're probably going to have additional liability from whoever buys it. All right, Let's let's bulldoze it. Come and blow that thing up and then just sell the land and take the loss. There's no way we're taking it quarter $1,000,000,000 bath on it at that point. Well, at that point, why even raised the building? Just let it sit there. Another one is a complete renovation, then sell to a private party with agreement the lease back. Basically, this is Put all the money into the building, sell to someone else. Try to get your money back and then slowly lease the building back, which means somewhere in there, there's going to be a profit margin, right? And so that's going to cost more than just fixing the building and staying the course. So I don't know why that was even presented re negotiate with the developers. I don't know why. Someone who has no obligation to negotiate with you no liability why they would re negotiate. Now there's a reason why they might These air developers that have other projects in the city. These are the developers that, um have other issues before the city And so you do have some leverage you the city can cost them a lot of money on the things I'm not saying. That we would. What I'm saying is that as part of a development agreement to fix the city's office space needs, maybe what you do is you enter into a global development agreement on other parcels of land throughout the city. But this time at least get a good negotiator at the table. I think that's what Barbara Bray is angling at. Because again, this is a crappy deal. There are no good ways out of it. And I think her thinking is probably the only avenue to get out of it. Good. Final one is walk away. This is where the city just says we're not going to pay the lease payments anymore. To us. Well, if that happens, then the developer will sue. The city developer will win against the city get a judgment against the city. The city will have a bond an.

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Empowering Medtech with Anatoly Geyfman

Outcomes Rocket

05:12 min | 9 hrs ago

Empowering Medtech with Anatoly Geyfman

"Welcome back to the outcomes rocket. Sal Marquez here and today I. Have the privilege of hosting on a totally gave man. He is the CEO and Co founder of Care Avoidance, a healthcare sales enablement solution for life sciences that is doing extraordinary work for drawing out value propositions. Companies Looking to express that clearly anatoly came to work in healthcare early in his career, starting off as the lead engineer on one of the first hip compliant benefits, communication products for enterprises, he continued to work with large healthcare data sets and HR soft before. Before becoming the chief architect at Ambra. Health a cloud based medical imaging company. It was there at Ambra that Anatoly saw the need for high quality data to inform sales execution which germinated. The idea for care voyage were thrilled to have him on the podcast today, and it's such a unique platform that they're using to reach customers and for sales teams to reach their customers in a clear way Donatelli. Thank you so much for joining me today. Thank Salty. Got Be. Yeah. Absolutely. So tons of great stuff being done by your company. And so before we dive into really the meat bones of what you guys do there, I love to first arc and find out more about you and one inspires your work in healthcare. I appreciate it, and so I started working in healthcare actually when I was still in high school. I just happened to luck out and find on an internship working on one of the first hickory maple insisting that for human resources management. So that really starting my love for working with large data sets and working with privileged data, like that I continue dot read some other gigs on signatory around Maple imaging on, and that's really where I started learning about. About, the difficulty that companies have selling in healthcare. So with my may imaging gig on I, I was the chief architect company called Ambra Health on big digital medic rummaging Bloomberg, and then I switched over to more of a developer evangelists than sales engineering role, and that's where I really started looking at how companies that produce the rate products go to market. And what inspires me a about healthier? Specifically, my little corner of healthcare is helping innovators, take their market big their products to market. I think there's a lot of great innovation that's happening right now. especially with digital innovation machine learning ai off care. But I think that the past to a successful product is still at I. It's still very hard to navigate. So that's what inspires me getting these products so. So, writer audience and getting patients right treatment at the right time, eventually through through the use of our product and obviously great innovation. Yeah. You know it's That's so great, and there's so many opportunities for companies and you know the people leading them, the teams that are representing the great work that you know I mean many of these companies we have on the podcast a totally you know the. Great Work and they have great products and services and the pathway to get there. The go to market strategy isn't always super clear, and then on top of that, it's not easy to sell inside of our healthcare system and it takes forever so. All of those things are true own. Yeah, and I think that there are a lot of products that end up failing because the products and successful and because the greater market strategy is maybe not very well informed their beats not very well executed, and so if I can do anything to help that and that was where I decided to spend, my time is opening entrepreneurs with way to go to market I. Think it's great and in our vertical or our economy or health care economy, it's so necessary. So tell us a little bit about what you guys are doing. Doing at care voyage to add value to the healthcare ecosystem of innovators. Yeah. -solutely. So you know I'll start with a problem I. think the really big problem right now, the REC- at least in our little corner of the healthcare economy is data symmetry It's you know everyone makes decisions or everyone strives to make decisions in a data driven way the acquisition of data to make those decisions, your go to market or even your your product strategy is still not democratized Jesus, sometimes available and very regularly available in. Thanks. It's not available at all on companies like care. Where we're trying to do. At least off the for. Right now, we're trying to do is we're trying to democratize access to this information whether it's you know information about who's doing, what types of services takes a physicians practicing the type of and your are devices best for or on that you're pharmaceutical product is best stations for it. I think a lot of like data's available, but traditionally, it's only been available to the wealthiest layers market and so our goal is to democratize access to that. So even startups that may not have the backing of the largest feet from on me, not how hundred million dollars in the bay and can't get access to it and really execute a great girl market.

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Fresh update on "developer" discussed on  Business Rockstars

Business Rockstars

00:38 sec | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "developer" discussed on Business Rockstars

"Million permanent job losses in July, the Labor Department said, and their monthly jobs report on Friday. Which was slightly fewer than a month before the permanent layoffs moved beyond service sector workers to affect workers such as managers, financial analyst and software developers. Dominic Davila owns a private wealth management services firm. He reminds everyone this is not a demand problem. We take a look at a recession. You have a high unemployment. People literally don't have the money to go out there and spend it can't vacation. They can't buy the new refrigerator. So that's what the man problem. This is not a demand, Croft. Tonight's game between the Chicago Cubs and ST Louis Cardinals won't happen. Major League Baseball says a cardinal's player has tested positive for the Corona virus. The news of another infection comes as a team hasn't played in over a week. Some players on the team did go to a casino.

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My Best Programming Tips with Jason Swett

Ruby on Rails Podcast

08:19 min | 1 d ago

My Best Programming Tips with Jason Swett

"I think it's easy to fall into the trap of wasting time by just like. Chasing this rabbit, chasing this rabbit, and if you step back and say if somebody came and looked over your shoulder and asked like hey. Are you actually trying to do right now? A lot of times. If you don't have an answer to that question, then it's like, what are you even doing so like? Anytime. You're coding and you're feeling like lost like you're just flailing around it can be hopeful to step back and say hang on a second. What am I actually trying to do right now and I catch myself doing this when I'm just like messing around and not getting anywhere I'm like hang on what's my goal again, and often the problem is that I don't have a clear goal and so just saying what it is that I'm trying to accomplish is so so helpful even going to the extent of writing down. Can Be really helpful because then it forces you to really be clear. See I read this one in terms of a group contacts or a context where I'm given a ticket that might be fairly vague and so when I look at the taking I, don't know what I need to do here and so I have all these clarifying questions that I need to do and when I try to do is once I can get those into a more technical format I liked to rewrite the ticket with the product managers you know. Acceptance on that so that way I can clearly articulate that goal. Yeah. That's interesting. If I saw a story that was too vague I would look at the story and say, this story is not what a call shovel ready. So shovel ready just means that it's Ready to begin work on it. And throughout my career I've I've had a lot of instances of the of the challenge where I get a story and it's not shovel ready. And I think a that's kind of the role of a scrum master. If you're working in agile methodology to go through the stories before they get to the point of being assigned to developers and making sure that they are sufficiently crisply defined to actually be worked on one of my tests that I that I do on stories when I when I look at him as I asked if we. gave this to an external qa person would that Qa person be able to read what's in the story and know what manual tests to be able to perform perform to know that this story is done and if that's not possible, then it's very likely that the story needs to be made more crisp, including a very clearly laid out definition of what it means to be done with that story. That's great. So moving onto the next tip, keep everything working all the time, and this is one that I have definitely failed to do before we have had to do a massive ru factoring and I realized halfway through that the behavior of my code has changed tests or failing I'm not sure which part of the code I've changed has caused this issue and I ended up having to kill the branch start all over again. So what's your tips around that? Yeah, that's painful. I've definitely had that experience myself a lot of times in the past, and that's why this is one of the one of the top tips in the sequence because in in my career, this one, his burned me a lot of the time. So there's not much to say about this other than like keep everything working all the time, which means like make a small change and then test everything. It is really helpful in these cases if you have good test coverage on your entire application, because what I will do is make a small change a very small commit maybe it's even just a one line commit. And then I'll push my commit up to Ci and I'll let the tests run on the whole application. I don't necessarily always wait for the whole entire test suite to run before I, continue my work because with my application right now, my test take like twenty minutes to run and I'm, not gonNA. Just sit and wait for twenty minutes while that's happening but I'll make a small change push up to see I make a small change push up to ci there's a little delay but that way at least if things start breaking, I know the exact small change that made things breaking so I can So I can know what the culprit is and then also in addition to the CI thing because that's a little bit peripheral. I will make a small change go into my browser and manually test. I'll make a small change and then run the test case that tests that exercises that line of code, and if that passes, I'll run the test that the whole test file that tests that whole class and stuff like that. Because yet, if you if you work for like hours or days and let things stop working, it's so much harder to go from not working to back to working than it is to keep everything working all the time I completely agree and this actually touches upon the next one. So the other day I googled the concept of atomic commits and you might know this but you are the number one result on Google search exciting. So Jason, could you explain what an atomic commit is? Yeah it's a commit VAT is only one thing. So. This is interesting I I, find myself wanting to read my own blog post so that I can answer this question more more intelligently I'll explain how I do my own commits. I don't usually do more than a few minutes at a time worth of coding I don't usually do more than. A few lines well, maybe like five to fifty lines is the average size of of my comments and I try to stay more toward the like ten or twenty lines into the spectrum per commit not that lines is like a hard metric that I adhere to. That's just how it happens to work out. and when I'm when I'm coding in front of people like when I'm teaching a class or something like that, the students are often surprised by how frequently I commit like sometimes, I'll just change one character and they'll commit and the they'll be like isn't that like so much overhead compared to the amount of work you did. But. No. What I'm doing is I'm keeping my commits atomic because like for example, if I change a piece of configuration in my application. And then I work on this unrelated feature and I spent like. Twenty minutes, and then I commit that thing I commit the feature change along with that unrelated configuration change. then. What if that configuration change causes a problem? Later, I might be doing my debugging research and discover that this commit introduced problem. But to me looks like this is this feature that I added. But really it's this configuration change that's buried way in it. That's really not obvious and that's unrelated to all the other code I changed. So makes that debugging lot harder. So when I commend I'm not necessarily always committing for the sake of the change that I made I'm committing for the sake of whatever changes I'M GONNA make. I want to keep this small change separate from whatever change comes after that so that each commit is only one thing. So again, that makes the debugging easier, and if you ever need to roll something back I had to do this just the other day where I made a change that my boss asked me to do. But then the next day my boss said actually can you put it back to the way? It was before because my tom because my commit was Atomic. All I had to do was revert one single commit and it was super easy to roll back.

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Fresh update on "developer" discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

01:12 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "developer" discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"This will include G. Suite for Education Google classrooms and Google meat video conferencing. Google. Also added support for the Marathi language used in the state to its teach from anywhere educator hub education officials in Maharashtra hope to roll out remote education solutions to roughly one hundred, ninety, thousand schools. Two years ago Microsoft divided the windows team with the core development group going to cloud in Ai Aca, the team and the front end in a team called the experienced team under what is now Panos Kanye's department. Microsoft is now moving the fundamentals and developer experienced team back underpinned by the windows core engineering team will stay with Azure benign says his team will focus on growing the surface business. Things, and as we've been doing, we've been keeping you up to date on vaccine progress no big vaccine updates in the last few days but just keep you up to date. There are still five vaccines for SARS covy to in phase three trials. That's the last trial stage before approval one from Astra Zeneca and Oxford University is on track if all goes well to gain approval in October and vaccines both from Moderna and Biotech Pfizer and Shanghai. That's one group of three companies working on one vaccine. Both of those vaccines could see approval as early as November if everything goes well. All right. Let's talk a little more about streaming video games at Apple. Yeah because we talked about it yesterday. But there are some developments Thursday..

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The Critical Importance of Labels

Developer Tea

04:25 min | 2 d ago

The Critical Importance of Labels

"We've gone off on a little tangent out what it means to have a dynamic meaning forgiven word why language is so important. A broad scale but how does this impact our code after all? If I have a variable, that's named X. or variable that's named y. how much meaning can I really pack into? You know a given variable name, a given function name. Why does this matter to me as an engineer? Here's what's critical. Okay. Even in those scenarios for have a variable named x variable named why you're making an assumption, you're making assumption about the future reader of this code. In? Particular The. The use of the variable x and y assumes that someone is. Familiar with the contract with, for example, an X. Y. Axis, the graph where it has an X. axis going left to right in a y. axis going. From bottom to top or at least familiar with the concept. And if someone isn't familiar with that, well, it turns out that those variable names they might be familiar with them from. But they may not necessarily know the underlying implication there. Now this isn't a strong offender. Right is this isn't going to cause a major issue in your code necessarily in this is something that's easy relatively easy to teach. But what about much more culturally rich naming structures? For. let's say you have special object types and you call them something we'll give it the name Fu. And foods have a lot of cultural context within the organization. There's a lot of experience and a lot of meaning when you say, Fu, around the people in your company. Oh. Food doesn't have any meaning to somebody who is new WHO's a newcomer to the company? and. Just carrying over the meaning from within your company means that the connotations that may go along with that code. Could change the way that we treat the code like give you a little bit more of a concrete example. How would you treat? A variable if it was named Password. And how would you a variable if it was named? Image. In the first scenario, you might be actually afraid to work with a variable named password. You don't WanNA accidentally reveal that password, and so in some ways, this is actually a functionally useful reality that the words that we choose have a lot of meaning and they can actually shape the way that we treat that code and the future. In fact, that's the whole point of choosing good names. We want someone to be careful with password. But on the other hand if you have something named image You may not necessarily know how to treat that is that a file is it a disk image? There's a lot of ways that you can parse the word image. and. So it makes sense to be more specific with our naming structures. Additionally, it makes sense to consider the extra cultural meaning that we bring to the table when we're working with our code. For example, many teams including the team that I work on are changing their their get branch names, their version control brand names from master to main. This is because of the historical context of the word. Master, when you hear the word master, you may not bring any context to that at all may not be in the forefront of your mind, but it's very possible that the word master carries connotations that relate to slavery. So it's important that we recognize that these contexts are not just our own home. That, we should be thinking about others when we name our variables whether it's for simple and practical reasons or if it's for culturally sensitive reasons. We shouldn't assume that everyone has the same meaning for the words that we choose to use as we do.

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Fresh update on "developer" discussed on This Week in Startups

This Week in Startups

01:07 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "developer" discussed on This Week in Startups

"Added I like to Jeff Van Gundy response, which is this roster needs a lot of work. So yeah, they're having coaches can only do so much. I like Barron and Mitchell I think Mitchell thirty, forty minutes. A game could be really interesting this season. If he can hand I I, think the basic problem with the next has been I mean the older star Talk. Trump administration and secondarily I think they've been on. Strategies that made sense for about six months at a time, and then throw up their hands in revised the whole strategy. So you never make any progress. So we WANNA trading occasionally, they stumbled into a pretty good players and Trade Ilham. How crisper, if you get KRISTAPS Porzingis at number three or four on the draft and everybody says, you're an idiot and then he turns out to be a once in a lifetime player once in a generation player and then you trade him because he doesn't like you. F, that is crazy. You're staying is insane. You have to build anything. You watched the last dance, you know with Jordan? Basketball teams particularly need to be built around the talent. And we usually by actually. Get. into. Every throw it away. And so you know it's been twenty years wasted twenty years Knicks expand. Other than like three weeks. Of Germany. Lynn like, yeah, it's really Mellow, with Steve Novak in that whole crew Jr Smith, they actually played like what did that that fifty plus win season and yeah, we have one season that was pretty reasonable. I fifty when I was growing up as an expand fifty. It's like yeah, Oakley, Mason, you in Harper starred. I mean that he did not want to go or even before that Bernard King. Or even. Marcus. Camby spree. Well, Larry Johnson. So, we had a pretty good run. Other, they wouldn't Bernard. unfortunately damaged his knee for a couple of years from the mid eighties on to two thousand one, the Knicks were a real franchise, but that's a long time ago. But. We we have all the assets. We got all the draft picks. We got some decent young players to build off of I mean just be patient. I mean, we're not going anywhere. We're year twentieth pain. We can deal with two more years of paying ten percent more pain to have a playoff team. Just, take it I. think that's I think that's why they went with Tibbs is I think they think the player developer and we're just gonNA stick with the Five Year Plan and let let's just hire people slowly and develop down at one that note. Keith Roy. But the pray for our next for next year. Let's play for an end of the pandemic and you're always a great asset. We'll see shortly. Thanks again for coming on. We'll see you next time. Bye. Bye..

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Amazon Alexa Quick Links

Voice in Canada

01:26 min | 2 d ago

Amazon Alexa Quick Links

"I want to give you a little update on something that was announced. Just recently on the Lexi live Online conference for developers. And I think this is a great feature. And I just want to basically heads up about this because I think you're going to be seeing this more and more on a lot of LEXI skills you know. One of the issues with skills is remembering the invocation fray. So what is it that you say? In order to get Lexi to open a skill and Amazon has just released at least in Beta form. Something called quick links and what this is is the ability to click on any link that you see really anywhere on the web on social media in taxed wherever you see hyperlinked that we're so used to now you click on that and what that does is it automatically launches a skill on Alexi device of your choice so you click the link. It will then open up a browser or a a window. Depending on what device you're on Alaska device you want to enable the skill and Lexi just starts playing that skill very cool as I mentioned. This isn't a Beta version right now. So you're not going to see this yet but I can imagine that they're going to be lots of great use cases for this coming forward and I think it's A. It's a very very neat innovative idea. That Amazon has compass so. But I tell you that it's interesting news and being look up for some of these new skills that are gonna be taking advantage of quick links. Help US launch these skills and get into these experiences Much more quickly than we can currently

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Fresh update on "developer" discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

Kinda Funny Games Daily

02:23 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "developer" discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily

"You can see there it's an ancient God. Looks like after the doomsayer there. So that's going. To play that interplay that bus probably not now, at this point, I think I've kind of decided that. If you're going to put out deal see, you gotta make it really exciting commute to get interested like I'm not GonNa play any DLC because. Especially with me journal like that game has a ramp up in difficulty and if this Chelsea comes out and they're like, all right? Yeah, this. Yeah jump right back. This is as difficult as the ending of the game like, nope. Because I do not have the Muslim or any more. Understandable. August twenty seventh, they're opening night live for games, com. GonNa be interesting to see how big that is like. We all turning. Her is for playstation five in xbox series announcements there with. The price there could they could Jeff Kelly also bring peace there where we find out worldwide release dates and prices probably not, but we'll find out. See The xbox price there, I could see xbox. See, xbox due to. Number five final fantasy seven remake is sold five million units. This is Richard Wakeling. Gamespot scoring has announced a final fantasy. Seven remake has shipped and sold over five million copies worldwide since its released on April tenth. This figure includes both digital sales and shipments to retailers. Yeah. This is of course, time exclusive communist later that expires what in April Yep platforms in April next year the second person full development. So on and so forth on sale, right on the playstation store, just a heads up on that that it did well shocking. No one congratulations blessing. Sillier, game with you. Man That personify royal man there is. Ninety something hours into it, and I'm about to hit the new content. I'm very excited. And then number six on the rope report rounding out this thing worrying too I'm gonNA show. I'm just going to tell you the beats of this one. You can look into it because we're running late, and it's one of those interesting ones and I'm gonNA screw this up is it eon must die is that how I pronounced I want? That's it. I would have said a on but. I. Think That's how you're definitely. Always. A ON MUST I? Of course, was revealed yesterday at the police station state of play. But there's drama behind James Bachelor Games. Industry DOPP is says. A group of people purported purporting to be the developers behind the upcoming Indie, game. Claim the game was stolen from them by their employer. An must is in development from mine limestone. Games will be published by Focus Home Interactive for playstation four, xbox one, switch an pc who's featuring last night's state of way. Ahead of his latest trailer, public dropbox containing Mir materials from the developers appeared online, which features serious accusations against. The group claims that the team who actually made the game was forced to leave limestone do to quote unbearable working dishes in endless crunch, harassment, abuse, corruption, and manipulation, and quote like I said there's more to this story. It's up there. It's interesting how one of the website and got a link to go to a too. So there's a developing story out of there. I don't spend obviously running late. I want to make sure we get the rest. Rest of the stuff in for the show. But of course, if you WANNA look into this look into it, it's one side of the story right now, we'll see what are the people you see focused on interactive. Put out a statement. There's a second side of the story. No, I didn't see that. What did they say? Yeah. So they tweeted this three hours ago. They said are statement regarding. Limestone. Games Day may on must die I say die wrong to. Ama- stay focus home interactive is always praise and supported our partner studios developers who can pose the creative teams. We pride ourselves on treating our employees and third party developers fairly, and respectfully in this in. This will not change folks interactive was informed of serious allegations raised by some of the developers at limestone who have on the creation of of the video game A. A on must die. These grievances are directed at. Limestone. Direct employer as the publisher of this game focus. Carefully looking into these allegations will draw the necessary conclusions if they're proved to be well-founded and then the and then take all appropriate measures. No further comment will be shared until we have a clear and complete view on this matter. So the publishers looking into it. Hey. Good on them I. I've never published a game, but I know that like what am I do understand you're not embedded in the company to understand what's going on. So fan out and see what's up. But yeah, it's a pretty shitty story obviously, after this game gets announced and then they're talking about Ip theft at a place, I should say that kind of sucks for everybody involved. Right? Like even especially, if you're focused especially I, think especially. Especially, if you're the people who got screwed over chair at Limestone, but if you're focus interactive and you're like Oh, yeah, this game. Awesome. Let's publish it. Okay. Cool. Yeah. Let's promote it. Oh, playstation, we hit a playstation. We've gotTA deal. We're showing this off at the state of play, and then right after you show the game everything blows on twitter and he realized that like this developer that you've hired or this developing that partner with taxicabs shady. Man, that sucks. That's it for the rope report before I ask anything about the list..

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Open Source NLU - Alan Nichol, Rasa

The Voice Tech Podcast

04:18 min | 3 d ago

Open Source NLU - Alan Nichol, Rasa

"I mean what we're trying to build with Raza is the standard infrastructure for conversationally I. So the same way that you have these. have no brainer technology choices, right? If you're adding. Search to your stack, you're gonNA use elastic search. If you're working with containers used docker similarly, if you're building conversationally, I use Raza. That's where we're headed. That's what we're aiming for, and of course, if you want to be that level of standard, you'd better be open source, right? So that's in a nutshell, the way it started was that my co founder, Alex and I. Were, building a few assistance ourselves. We had the first couple on the slack platform. We had some people bang for them. And just realize that the developer tools were lacking in. So many different ways, right. So we were using the tools that everyone was the time with a I was big than dial. was called API. Time the review others. And? While we kind of came with his controversial statement, right? So two thousand, Sixteen Fiscal Messenger Platform was opening up. And there's all this high. You know such an Adela, saying the new APPS and I go all this kind of. Rhetoric. And the day before that announcement from facebook, we wrote a posting. We don't know how to build conversationally I yet. Right? Like nobody knows the tools aren't there and this isn't GonNa go very well. And I think that has sort of played out kind of as we predicted, which was that the push came from people wanting to users through messenger APPs right because APP downloads or difficult to get. Wasn't because all of a sudden. We'd stumbled into a great new piece of technology and we're like, wow, look at all the new things we can build. Right. It was very much coming from people wanting to talk to people in Messaging APPs. And so we said, well, look, let's start for principals and think what tools do. We actually need to build great compensation I and what developers need. And we were working with some of these cod products realize that they're great for getting started quickly, but you very quickly also pain yourself into a corner, right? And the other thing as a developer, right? If you're. If, you're building an ailing startup. You're doing something right and every single message that goes in to your application has to go through a third party to get interpreted. It's pretty precarious situation to be as a developer right, and so we built a few things and we decided to hack together own. System, and then we were running this meet up in Berlin chat bots, balls, Berlin meet up. And everyone was saying Oh we're going to do. We're GONNA. Do our own NLP. You know. We don't have time now, but maybe next month something like that. Right, and always you know what he did, and so we said, well, why don't we just open source hours? And then everybody can contribute rather than rebuilding. Thanks. Very. Innocent insight by this was sort of six or eight months after message from opened up and everyone who is still seriously in the space have the same thought which was. I'm really dependent on the service which might shutdown might so being freedom is charging for it. It's not a great position to be in as a developer, and so when we said look, here's an open source drop in replacement for the clouds will the using. Now, it was just kind of the right product at the right time and instantly got a big community farming around it. So that's was kind of where we started, but we'd been working already for. Six months on a better way to build dialogue, and that wasn't ready for Primetime yet, but we'd already been working on that problem which was okay. It's nice to have this system right and you bring in message and you get back and intended some entities. bought. What do you do with that information and you just layer more if statements on one another all the time that be we're going to get anywhere, and so we've been thinking about that problem very hard and. because. Of the success of Razzano you which was the name of the library, I punched it. We decided to go all in on open sourced look. Everything has to be open source. And that kind of set us down that path burn interesting. Very interesting. So came from chat bots that came from a real need in the developed community using these cloud services I, you had wall stability tools, yourself, you open them up, and the rest is history of the community call onset communities been a real real key to success. Right? Right. From the very beginning, the community has built this company with you

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Using Your Brain Without Thinking

Developer Tea

07:38 min | 3 d ago

Using Your Brain Without Thinking

"What does it mean to use your brain? And how is that different than just thinking? As developers engage in thinking all the time but here's a entirely separate part of our brains that we might be missing out on using. That could be better at solving some of the problems that we face on a day-to-day basis. My Name is Jonathan trailer listening to develop for T and my goal on the show helped driven developers like you find clarity perspective and purpose in their careers. One of the amazing things about the. Human. Brain. Is Its ability to process complex topics. This is why we can write code that is abstracted so many levels. Away, from a physical reality that we have to tangibly think about. We can imagine entire. Kind of universes where we can create stories and. keep track of those stories while we read a book. A book that was written with a bunch of characters that are enough themselves abstractions. These are characters that we may not have ever even seen that specific character that specific size before. But somehow we are able to process all of this information and create meaning out of it. This is an incredible feat and part of our kind of intellectual superiority that we are aware of the domination that we have over the world around us. Has Given us. A somewhat distorted picture of what the brain is actually capable of more importantly where the limits are. And it's very simple to see the limits of your brain and specifically limits that we're gonNA talk about today. If you want to test these limits you can. Try to brute force memorize the first twenty digits of Pi. This isn't a lot of information. It's just twenty digits in after all we can process a lot more. Information than just twenty digits, we can read entire books with thousands of pages and understand them. So what is it about remembering twenty digits? Makes it difficult? Here's another exercising might want to try. that. You've probably faced already in your career, go and look at the features of what say three or four different libraries, popular libraries or three or four different languages and try to decide which one is best. This kind of information that you have to process. It's really difficult to do because the number of variables and that's the critical factor for today's episode, the number of variables that you have to weigh against each other. Can Be really large temper variables. You can imagine for example. That you're trying to deduce which which language should you learn next let's say you're a beginner programmer and maybe you're trying to decide which language to learn. You can use variables like the market size. You can try to quantify how much you enjoy that language or. Even how much you expect to enjoy it in the future, you can imagine you would use measures like the number of available repositories on get hub or get hubs own report of the trends for a given language. How do you decide what trend to use or how far back to look? These are all different questions they you would have to try to answer and then compare between the different languages. And so now you have this very large list of pros and cons and. You sit down and try to look over that information, but this is. Where we hit our limit. Our ability to cognitively process or think about something on purpose. We only have so much capacity to think in parallel. This is critical factor remember again, the number of variables were very good about thinking about one thing. At a time. In fact, most of the advice that you receive on this podcast is an attempt to get you to think about fewer things at any given point in time and reduce the things that you are working on to the simplest form. So you don't have to keep a lot of information in your head. But if you are trying to make a decision complex decision with a lot of variables. There is another part of our brains we can tap into what's interesting is that as knowledge workers, we are paid for using this one specific part of our brain, this prefrontal CORTEX. The part that's responsible for thinking very deeply and thinking very focused manner. But. There's another part of our brains that can help us think more abstractly. And without the same limits of the cognitive processing limits, the would find in the prefrontal CORTEX. Lots of studies. For example, one from Carnegie Mellon support the idea that the rest of our brain is working on the problem. In parallel to us focusing on other things. For example. If you expose yourself to all of the information about the various programming languages that you're considering let's say you have four of them. Then you can go and do something totally unrelated to that. Your going to keep on working on that decision problem. Now, we're not really consciously aware of this and there's no way to become aware of it but once we return to that problem at a later point in time we may have a different sense of clarity and we might even have. We might feel is a gut intuition, but actually it's an intuition that was given to us by that unconscious processing that's happening in the rest of our brain. So. Here's the critical thing to to take away I. We said the the most critical thing is to remember that this has to do with the number of variable. So if you can reduce the number of variables that you're thinking about, then you can actually process those entirely in that prefrontal. CORTEX. For example, if you're working on a math problem, this is a perfect example of processing in the prefrontal. CORTEX. But if you're working on something that requires much more evaluation much further a can of discussion about multiple variables or a comparison between multiple things, and that's not something that you're going to be able to hold in your prefrontal Cortex, the working memory for of a better explanations too small. So the prescription to fix this problem is to expose yourself to the information all the relevant information for making a given decision and then go and do something else. Maybe take a walk give yourself something that's totally unrelated that won't allow your mind drift backing and try to process that information again, on purpose in that intentional and conscious way.

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How live coding can level up your development (Jesse Weigel)

CodeNewbie

06:31 min | 4 d ago

How live coding can level up your development (Jesse Weigel)

"So I, want to switch gears and talk about live coding, which is something that you do. You are a youtube live coding streamer for free coat cab, which sounds terrifying. How did you get into voting? So when I was at this job, it was at a university I. decided that I wanted to collaborate more with the computer science department. I wanted to help the computer science students start to build a resume before they graduated and I thought it would be cool to get some of their ideas because I knew my own gaps in my learning, not having a computer science degree. So I thought we can kind of help each other out in the maybe they would have a lot of knowledge that I didn't, and I would have more practical not. That, they hadn't yet acquired about just like getting things done in making live in applications. So I decided to record myself doing some work and then put a link to it in the the facebook group for the Computer Science Club. And My boss thought that was a good idea and you said, yeah, let's let's do that and I had always been developing everything I. Could Open source on get hope anyway. So that wasn't really an issue and I did some live streams and I didn't I'd never livestream anything before like I really didn't know what I was doing the first live streams were. You couldn't see the code even the the the video quality was terrible the phone I had two small. So it was, it was pretty bad So I went on the Free Co Camp Forum and I a post saying. Just. Here's what I'm trying to do, and I don't know what I'm doing. If anyone has some time, please check out one of my live streams and at appreciate any advice that you have. And I ended up getting a bunch of people watching and giving advice. But probably, the most important view that I had was from Bo Corns who's in charge of the Youtube Channel for Free Code. camp. Alcohol. had asked if I would be interested in doing. Some live coating on the Free Co Camp Channel and I. You know, of course, 'cause my channel, add maybe three subscribers at the time in the Free Co. camp. Channel at the time had maybe somewhere between fifty thousand, one, hundred, thousand subscribers gone up significantly since then we're over a million. Maybe three years ago. So after I did that Quincy who's the head of recode camp also, ill, he watched the stream and he said I really like this and new said, you know you could do this? You know however many times a week you one. So I started live coding for at least an hour a day five days a week. Monday through Friday. How? Is a lot of time that is dedication yet in would really helped was I lies streamed my work. So it wasn't prepared beforehand or rehearse. It was whatever I had to work on that day. I would try to pick whatever I thought would be the most exciting in helpful for other people to see. And I would lie stream that portion of my work. And they were real projects that I was working on, and thankfully you know my boss was just super excited about it and saw this as a great opportunity for publicity for the university. which it really was for a tiny university in Ohio, the logo of the university was seen by people all over the world. So we definitely got some publicity and we also got a lot of people contributing code. So since it was open source. We had a nice community of developers from all over the world that would contribute code. Actually, add a developer. Believe was fourteen years old when he started watching the show from the Himalayas was one of the top contributors on most of the projects and he was so good. He's fine. The Best Coder I've ever worked with. He was so good. I would be in the middle of a livestream talking through a problem of. So here's what, I'm trying to do and I would look over the live chat and there would be five or six messages in all caps saying check my request. And I would look. In, he would have already solved the problem in submitted requests. Yeah It was so. He would often call me out on things. I was doing wrong and I tell you I. I kept in mind all the time. How young he was. I if it were an older person, I may not have taken it so well. A. Little Bit. Yeah. It it did. But I just imagined that he was young. US very excited about what he was doing us very skilled. With it and to be honest, I love what up so much during the live streaming so much more than I ever thought I mean, well. I never thought anybody would really watch it maybe a few computer science. So like. Like maybe one or two people watching to now having hundreds of people you're watching, live all typing and contributing code, and then my work day changed dramatically. It went from me coding most of the day on my own to me spending my mornings, reviewing pool requests in merging them, and then spending my afternoons live coding. And that was like my daily work, we would regularly have you know maybe. Somewhere between like five and a dozen contributors to each one of the projects that I was working on and I, I'd like to think that it was a pretty fair exchange that I would. I would give a shoutout to everybody that contributed in review their pool requests on on air just to let people know what they had done. So I kinda helped. These people who were volunteering their code, build up their portfolios and get some exposure on the Free Code Camp Channel, and then in turn they helped make my projects better. And and I learned so much because I couldn't merge

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Trump wants to ban Tik Tok

This Week in Tech

14:06 min | 4 d ago

Trump wants to ban Tik Tok

"Actually let's talk a little bit about Tick Tock today I performed this morning. An Act of rebellion. I downloaded installation talk on my iphone because who knows how much longer I'll be able to do it it's very confusing I don't know what's going on. Tick Tock, which is owned by the Chinese company Bite Dance Safest that committee. Or foreign investment in the United. States apparently is investigating I. Think they actually issued a ruling saying that like, wow away tick tock was a threat to the United States One of the ways tiktok became really big as by acquiring a couple years ago musically, which is really I think from what I see on. tiktok kind of the backbone of what Tick Tock is these days, which is lip synching or acting or dancing to an original track It's it's very entertaining. It's a it's probably the most engaging social network out there. But apparently, it's a threat to our way of life. On Friday the president on Air Force One. said that he was about to ban it as soon as yesterday. From the United States I'm not sure under what law safest can do it I think. But I don't know if the president can by executive order banning application. then for the last week Microsoft Been. Negotiating to buy the American rights to talk to kind of create a tick tick Tock America that would be separate from the Chinese bite. Dance. TIKTOK. But then the president says I'M GONNA ban it but I don't want anybody to buy it. So, micro-. Microsoft said. Threw their hands off and said figure it out and there. They didn't end the conversation with bite dance. Apparently, they were fairly close but they're not forwarding it until they find out what happens I'm GonNa make a prediction. Nothing is going to happen except now people are going to download and use TIKTOK. Brianna is tick tock a threat to national security. It's not a unique threat to national security. We need to have a conversation about the kinds of information social media APPS are able to download from our phones. We all remember the scandals of facebook on android downloading your tire phone list gang everyone you've ever called. We need to have a conversation about that, but there's there's really no evidence that what Tiktok is pulling is any greater than what you know facebook instagram these other social media sites are. Pulling so far. So we need a wider discussion about that. How's it just want to say I wish I could tell you this was just trump in the Republicans that would make me very happy. My heart broke today to see Chuck Schumer on the Sunday morning shows advocating the same thing tech talk. So you know it's it is we need to have a conversation about national security and the amount of information were giving up but it's I think. To just focus on TIKTOK. Sign of. Phobia. Or Zena Phobia Paris, you seem like a Tiktok user. I that's only because you're younger than. I. Did recently re downloaded when this whole. Wanted to make sure that I had it. I'm sure is a common response. I agree with everything the Brown said in the sense that I don't know I've been particularly disturbed by. The reactions to take talks, data collection both from the left and right and just. Experts in the tech field generally over the past couple of months because it is definitely coming from a place of seeing phobia. I mean, we have so many different. American. Made APPS that. Do many of the same things I mean one thing that I've seen noted quite often as to talk has the ability to see what you've. You know copied near Clipboard when guests so do most of the apps you have on your phone. Is Operatives. It's not a tiktok specific problem. This came up because of Iowa's fourteen, which is in public Beta now so people are suddenly using it and dozens of applications. I. Think must be a library that they all subscribe to infect somebody a couple of weeks ago. Somebody told me that it was. Ad Library I use of what a clearly noninvasive program from panic software Call Code editor, which lets me log into my Server. with SSh and and edit files and things like that and it was. I got the same thing that you get on Iowa's fourteen O, coders looking clipboard every time I typed to character. Now I don't think coded only panic software famous for an FTP program and this H. Program is at spying on me obviously, they're not. they're using the same code library. So it's a, it's a, it's a bug. That's what Lincoln Microsoft's linked in said as well. So. I think it's also just one of those things where if you're building an APP especially in. The Tom I. Don't know there was a time when absence of for being built were there wasn't this conversation about security and privacy. Why would map designers not take the position of? Yeah. All the things maybe we'll need that information talk said quite credibly. We're just looking to see if you put a url on your clipboard so we can pasted in. That seems credible I. Don't know if you need to do it every single time I type of character that seems like more that book I can tell you firsthand from developing an Iowa it's often easiest just to get it submitted to the APP store to take a bunch of permissions and It's just it's like you're trying to debugging in. Store, to accept it is just quirky. I can't tell you how many times I in other APP developers have. Just it's a very, very quirky system. So I, think this is just in Beta. I think it's really important to point out as far as the impetus for this I personally do not think it's a coincidence that tiktok was widely credited for disrupting trump's Tulsa rally a couple of weeks ago and Sarah Cooper is so famous for she's making five star she's she's amazing and those videos are brutal to trump and I I don't. That's a coincidence. She does trump limps licks lip sync. And I was talking to a friend said you know is the trump on TV I can't understand what he's saying but then I watched Cooper and that makes sense Sarah ads expressions and Gestures and all kinds of makes sense all of us and so I don't think the president should be so quick to to not like Sarah purchase he's adding context Might have something to do with it certainly in his mind because we know. You know. I don't know what he's going to do to Cape Pop stands because they were the other the other group that apparently figured out that you could register took on trump's team has got to be wise enough to know you can't take on the capons stands. Being. The capon stands the United States would crumble. Yes. That would be it would be over right. You just can't win against the K pop stands So. They were both advocating people sign up for the Tulsa Rally and not not show and Honestly the fault lies with Brad Par Scout trump's former campaign manager and his campaign team for believing all those registrations and building a giant outdoor stage. Giant parking lot so that the millions of people who are going to be coming because they all registered would have somewhere to be, and then I loved. Well, I shouldn't say that that sounds partisan was interesting to see the one person with the baby stroller in that giant area and the rest of the arena half full or third full So I could see why he might be a little angry about that. Is there. No, Matt. And I'm not putting you in the position of speaking for the government I want to say that in fact, we should have said that. That Nazi for the. Federal government but you also having worked Akiko Google you understand how you know a little bit about how this stuff works the the there's not any proof that while way for instance, has ever done anything. Particularly Evil they've done some commercial espionage apparently, but nothing could particularly evil but there's the potential if they run the entire five G. Network that at some point, they could inject malicious software to the network or shut it down. Is What could Even even sounds stupid asking it. What could take time do? It's the forbidden APP. If you think about it if you don't have it on your phone, it could disappear at any time. No I think it's it's less about that although you do see companies like Amazon saying, Hey, on your work phone or work device please don't install. And they did it. Because they realize Oh we do business with these guys. Let's not this them off but wells Fargo did that I think the Department of Defense I don't know about you sds, but it's reasonable if you've got a company phone. Probably shouldn't have facebook or instagram on it either you right? Yeah. I keep my twitter and all that stuff very far away from work phone. It's my it's my personal account, but you know it's I can understand why people want to have just a a sense of okay. Let's be careful. Let's see what's going on and then You know just making sure that you can depend on the. Tools all the way down reflections on trusting trust. You can put things into a compiler, which then you can remove it from the source code and turns out that thing can stay in the compiler for years and years and years. So you know you don't WanNa be load bearing on any particular technology that you can't quite vouch for his guesses what people are thinking, what would be the legal? How could a president ban an APP in the United States I was thinking about this in the one thing the United States government is very effective at is We we we went after Isis in I sell at a very effective way instead of this Ip address to a recruitment site you can't access it. So my my guess would be the executive order would basically grafter the ISP's and say you can't go to this particular ISP but think about that I know of VPN products is sponsor show sponsored mind and to know how few seconds would take the average teenager together VPN account to just keep their tiktok going. Yesterday I downloaded the tiktok cap the first video that came up credit account 'cause I forgot my previous password was a if Tiktok it's banned. Here's how to get around it. You don't Vpn you can go into the settings, your phone, change your country of origin to Canada and then You're great. Exactly I mean it's not enforceable basically So I mean one thing Leo I think. Matt and I would probably agree that we do need to. I don't know if it's more oversight from the point of sale like on the APP store or Google play I I don't know if it's kind of an External Code audit policy for these kinds of APPs on their own by countries I. Think we agree we we need more oversight and we need to make sure all of these are not stealing data from people and just to get people very brief history lesson you know Edward Snowden had some very serious allegations about our own spying agencies using. Facebook to gather intelligence on people all around the world there's evidence for that. There's no hard evidence at this point the Tiktok is doing any of this. So if we're serious about doing this, the answer isn't to further balkanize the United States from the rest of the world the answers to form coalitions with other countries say look if you're going to operate here in, you know if you're gonNA have the software operating in our country here, the rule you have to follow you can't just arbitrarily download people's Phone books, there's going to be You know civil fights. That's clearly the way to go is got to be bigger than just tiktok. I'm just looking at Tick Tock on my iphone. It has access to my photos because I gave it access to my photo so I could put a profile picture on there. it gives me notifications I could turn that off. That's that's a push though that's not a poll. Background APP refresh means it can run in the background and cellular data doesn't ask for. location data doesn't ask for I mean facebook asks for ten times more. That's why I don't have it on my phone. I. mean the worst thing Tiktok does is waste millions of hours a productivity, and maybe that's a recent ban I don't know. But I, just I don't understand how it could be used. If it's not getting location permissions, how could it be used maliciously and I think it is getting location position. I know that I've know anecdotally at least from a couple of friends whenever they let's say go to Connecticut to visit family or something they will suddenly get Connecticut. Themed Tiktok content or something similar. Okay. that could just be from. Connection you can get that from the IP address so they could get a Geo location through IP address without asking APP without telling apple that they're doing that that would make sense. Okay. So they're getting them. Every cannon probably, I hate to say it probably does do that.

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Microsoft to 'move quickly' on TikTok deal following Trump talks

This Week in Tech

06:06 min | 4 d ago

Microsoft to 'move quickly' on TikTok deal following Trump talks

"The last week Microsoft Been. Negotiating to buy the American rights to talk to kind of create a tick tick Tock America that would be separate from the Chinese bite. Dance. TIKTOK. But then the president says I'M GONNA ban it but I don't want anybody to buy it. So, micro-. Microsoft said. Threw their hands off and said figure it out and there. They didn't end the conversation with bite dance. Apparently, they were fairly close but they're not forwarding it until they find out what happens I'm GonNa make a prediction. Nothing is going to happen except now people are going to download and use TIKTOK. Brianna is tick tock a threat to national security. It's not a unique threat to national security. We need to have a conversation about the kinds of information social media APPS are able to download from our phones. We all remember the scandals of facebook on android downloading your tire phone list gang everyone you've ever called. We need to have a conversation about that, but there's there's really no evidence that what Tiktok is pulling is any greater than what you know facebook instagram these other social media sites are. Pulling so far. So we need a wider discussion about that. How's it just want to say I wish I could tell you this was just trump in the Republicans that would make me very happy. My heart broke today to see Chuck Schumer on the Sunday morning shows advocating the same thing tech talk. So you know it's it is we need to have a conversation about national security and the amount of information were giving up but it's I think. To just focus on TIKTOK. Sign of. Phobia. Or Zena Phobia Paris, you seem like a Tiktok user. I that's only because you're younger than. I. Did recently re downloaded when this whole. Wanted to make sure that I had it. I'm sure is a common response. I agree with everything the Brown said in the sense that I don't know I've been particularly disturbed by. The reactions to take talks, data collection both from the left and right and just. Experts in the tech field generally over the past couple of months because it is definitely coming from a place of seeing phobia. I mean, we have so many different. American. Made APPS that. Do many of the same things I mean one thing that I've seen noted quite often as to talk has the ability to see what you've. You know copied near Clipboard when guests so do most of the apps you have on your phone. Is Operatives. It's not a tiktok specific problem. This came up because of Iowa's fourteen, which is in public Beta now so people are suddenly using it and dozens of applications. I. Think must be a library that they all subscribe to infect somebody a couple of weeks ago. Somebody told me that it was. Ad Library I use of what a clearly noninvasive program from panic software Call Code editor, which lets me log into my Server. with SSh and and edit files and things like that and it was. I got the same thing that you get on Iowa's fourteen O, coders looking clipboard every time I typed to character. Now I don't think coded only panic software famous for an FTP program and this H. Program is at spying on me obviously, they're not. they're using the same code library. So it's a, it's a, it's a bug. That's what Lincoln Microsoft's linked in said as well. So. I think it's also just one of those things where if you're building an APP especially in. The Tom I. Don't know there was a time when absence of for being built were there wasn't this conversation about security and privacy. Why would map designers not take the position of? Yeah. All the things maybe we'll need that information talk said quite credibly. We're just looking to see if you put a url on your clipboard so we can pasted in. That seems credible I. Don't know if you need to do it every single time I type of character that seems like more that book I can tell you firsthand from developing an Iowa it's often easiest just to get it submitted to the APP store to take a bunch of permissions and It's just it's like you're trying to debugging in. Store, to accept it is just quirky. I can't tell you how many times I in other APP developers have. Just it's a very, very quirky system. So I, think this is just in Beta. I think it's really important to point out as far as the impetus for this I personally do not think it's a coincidence that tiktok was widely credited for disrupting trump's Tulsa rally a couple of weeks ago and Sarah Cooper is so famous for she's making five star she's she's amazing and those videos are brutal to trump and I I don't. That's a coincidence. She does trump limps licks lip sync. And I was talking to a friend said you know is the trump on TV I can't understand what he's saying but then I watched Cooper and that makes sense Sarah ads expressions and Gestures and all kinds of makes sense all of us and so I don't think the president should be so quick to to not like Sarah purchase he's adding context Might have something to do with it certainly in his mind because we know. You know. I don't know what he's going to do to Cape Pop stands because they were the other the other group that apparently figured out that you could register took on trump's team has got to be wise enough to know you can't take on the capons stands. Being. The capon stands the United States would crumble. Yes. That would be it would be over

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Working, Making, Creating in Public and Private

a16z

05:19 min | 5 d ago

Working, Making, Creating in Public and Private

"Hi Everyone. Welcome to the. podcast I'M SUNOL and I'm super excited to do one of our special book launch episodes for the new book coming out just this week working in public the making and maintenance of open source software by Nadia Ball and published by Stripe Press. The topic actually applies to all kinds of communities and groups coming together whether it's an open source project, our initiative of Department in a company, a club or a special interest group even group of friends and family because it's all about how people come. Together to coordinate and collaborate around some shared interest or activity whether participatory or not whether code or content, and so one theme. We also pull the threads on in this episode is about how the learnings of open source communities do and don't apply to the passion economy and create our communities as well. Nadia has long been immersed in studying the health of communities including getting funding from the Ford Foundation to study open source then worked at hub in developer experience then did research at protocol labs. And is now focused on writer experience at sub stack for longtime listeners of the six and Z podcast I've actually had her on the show years ago along with Michael Rogers our protocol labs than of the No jazz foundation where we talked about the changing culture of open source, you can find that episode on our site, but in this wide ranging hallway style episode Nadia, and I cover everything from types of communities, social networks, and the evolution of being online and ironically while the book is. Called working in public we also talk about the emergence of private spaces as well as the tragedy of Big Public Commons and how to counter the tragedy of comments which is why I believe everyone should read this book because it's a dirt of literature out there for the era of President Online collaboration creation and consumption that we're in we end with some practical advice for community managers, platforms and leaders, but we begin by defining open source in this context with a really useful taxonomy for categorizing communities. Earlier early was like I really hate this term and I just wish we gotta have something else like public software whatever. Love that I love it too. Unfortunately, it's pretty hard to change terms that everyone. On so I know this firsthand. Yeah. I mean I personally find the term kind of intimidating and it doesn't sound exciting when I say the term open source but it really does just referred to the distribution side of cook the existence of open source licenses made it very easy for anyone to use and modify and re Polish someone else's coat and put it in their own software but it doesn't really say a whole lot about how it was actually produced and so I made this analogy in the book, which is actually an analogy I borrowed from a friend Devon Devon Zuko, she still apple podcast for me I. Love Her yes, and says something like the term open source doesn't mean anything anymore than the term company does it's like, yes, we kind of get what a company is but there are so many different kinds of business models for different types companies with open source saying something as open source tells you a little bit about how the code might be used. That doesn't really say anything about how they're actually being made someone has to continue taking care of it. One of my favorite parts of the book is you actually outline different types of communities you call it classifying project types, but it's really to me how people are. Essentially social networks. Really. So why don't you break down that taxonomy and by the way the reason I'm asking is because when I think of the ARC in history of open source, the concept that comes to mind for everybody is that classic book by Eric Raymond, which is a cathedral and the bazaar and I think that framing has two long framed our discussion of open source and frankly any online community yet everyone sort of has maybe like General Santa W-what community is like others a bunch of members and their and organized around some common interests or reason for spending time together. In that highest level definition of community, there's an underlying assumption that all members are sort of similar than just the term members washes over the underlying dynamics between those different numbers and so what I started doing was saying, okay. There is a difference between at minimum, an open source people who are contributing to open source and people who are using stars. So I try to sort of separate out users and contributors and say, okay in some open source projects or as you said, really communities and general, some communities have high trigger and some communities have high user growth and then there's sort of like. Different permutations of that it's like federations, clubs, stadiums, and I forgot the fourth but toys in me what are so I think it's really useful to start with your taxonomy, a federations and onward. So federations are like the really big projects we might be thinking of like Lennox or. Where you have a lot of people who are contributing to the project and you have a lot of people that are using their project. But there are enough people that are working on the creation of that project that it does form his own sort of contributor community. By contrast, clubs have a lot of people who are participating in Chretien but they don't have as many people that are using it and said a product that's kind of focused on a niche interest. The example to give his Astro Pie, which is a Python Library for astrophysicists right? It's high contributor incredibly interested in that but very low user growth because how many people in the world are really interested in That intersection exactly and toys I sort of mentioned in passing in their police. Interesting thing to talk about that's where you have both low user and Lok contributor growth. So that might just be like a personal project them thinking around no one else is really looking at it. They're sort of waiting in the wings before they become one of the other types of communities

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House Antitrust Subcommittee Takes Testimony From Big Tech CEOs

Talking Tech

03:34 min | 6 d ago

House Antitrust Subcommittee Takes Testimony From Big Tech CEOs

"As low as four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month stay tuned after the show to learn about their special offer just for talking tech listeners. So when you're asked to meet with elected officials via teleconference in Washington. DC along with your key competitors and you don't get too many questions. It's a given that you had a really really good week. And when you followed up the next day with a stunning earnings release that had one analysts say that his jaw dropped when he read the numbers while there's no question that apple CEO Tim, Cook clearly had the best week in Tech. His compatriots among the big tech CEOS like facebook's mark. Zuckerberg Google's Sundar Pichai, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos did not fare as well in DC. Now, in case you missed it. Let's breakdown for you what happened this week and begin by setting the scene facebook Google apple and Amazon CEOS recall to Capitol Hill for the first time in unison to defend themselves. Against antitrust charges and they followed it up the next day with earnings reports all on the same day or a mind boggling two hundred billion dollars combined worth of revenues in just one quarter. That's a little less than half of what America's largest company Walmart brought in for all of two thousand nineteen for the record that was five, hundred, twenty, four, billion. Now during a pandemic, when many people are forced to work or learn from home consumers responded by buying lots of new computers, ipads, and iphones from apple and a whole lot of everything from Amazon at a time when many retail stores were closed in this testimony to Congress bezos described it as like Christmas in March for the company which struggle to keep up with demand meanwhile. Google. Reported a two percent drop in revenues incidents. Advertising business was impacted too fragile economy. While facebook, which is also primarily in advertising business reported higher revenues but. With a lower increase than usual, which brings us back to cook. When you're asked to appear before Congress and defend your company, you're a loser when you walk into that environment says Jean Monster in investor analyst with Luke ventures a good day he adds is escaping from major blows like Tim Cook did cook was asked about how apple treats APP developers in place favorites at its APP store where the company clearly controls what consumers can see with ironclad enforcement. Apple gets to decide who can participate and can band people at will as it did recently with the alternative email service hey, which was initially rejected by apple cooks defense. It's all in keeping up with the quality of the store in that putting APPs in front of iphone users that invade their privacy and the like. But in the realm of antitrust government decreed that apple ditch the APP store, it's a tiny portion of its business worth less than five. And wouldn't impact apple says monster. What could happen to the other companies if they had to divest will you can see facebook ditching instagram and WHATSAPP apple ditching aws, which is its web services it was basically the backbone of many companies. It provides Internet services for many companies like Netflix men for Google maybe say goodbye YouTube. Google calendar. Google maps who knows meanwhile the chairman of the antitrust subcommittee said

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Roblox Rocketship

The Business of Esports

03:17 min | Last week

Roblox Rocketship

"And this is an article from tech crunch roablocks jumps to over one hundred and fifty million monthly users will pay out two hundred and fifty million to developers in twenty twenty. the article goes on to say the gaming platform roadblocks, which has seen a surge of us the coronavirus pandemic. now has more than one hundred and fifty million monthly active up from one hundred, fifteen, million, it announced in February. So from February. Two today just white like four months. a pretty substantial increase in users and. A an almost doubling of a more than doubling of what developers earned on the platform from last year last hundred, ten, this year two, hundred, fifty, million. So massive. Growth William. Roadblocks is not aimed at you or me. I don't think either of us have ever. I don't know I think I have played beat one mind for your South Hall Oh I. Don't know are you on rocks all the time? Twenty four seven I I if I know. To be. To be very fair roadblocks is a game that is I. I have some existential frustration about raw blocks right I feel like it's a game where creativity outweighs execution, which I think for some people is perfect and I think for other people like me at Arc's a little bit. But like you, you can't deny these numbers and I think for the longest time I slept on box right I'll be the first to say like I was I viewed them as the knockoff is the minecraft knockoff young honestly you know like I I think. That's fair of you to have done to. Well don't give me too much credit arguably for a while that was true. But what you really see here is two very unique things very unique things. One is you see rob blocks really emerging as a tier one gaming business like this. You just can't argue with these numbers, right? Like this is this is you might not like carrying the words. Fortnight. League of legends, raw blocks in the same sentence, but I'm going to start to feel comfortable putting those things in the same sentence because they're just games with massive user bases and massively entrenched gaming community such one thing you take away from this. From this, interestingly, enough if I'm fortnight I think this is my biggest competitor I. Truly do I truly do because if you look at what four-night maybe is trying to be a sort of more than game, a social hub something around in network right? We talked about this another like I would argue rob locks might be a little further down that line right there. Already have this whole creativity sharing shopping interface different that I think is is maybe closer to the sort of ideas and interactivity marketplace that that Ford would like to be a and I'd also say they have a younger user, which is a big advantage in these demo walk ends, Right With these networks youngest user platform wins so. I'm not saying it's lights out for at all guys are GonNa do very well but like it's weird to me because this new cement cemented something I felt for a while, which is fortnight's biggest competitor is rob locks and that's a weird sense but I really

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Big tech CEOs testify before Congress

The Vergecast

48:04 min | Last week

Big tech CEOs testify before Congress

"So, this hearing just going to say it, it was six hours of chaos. So. So many things like individual moments of pure chaos happened this hearing. But because every member of Congress was only given five minutes to ask the questions in and they moved on, no one could process the moments of cash. So here are some things that happened during this hearing. Jeff. bezos just started eating nuts on his call. That was just a thing that you started snacking for the first ninety minutes. It appears that basis had tech issues was operating in some kind of delay. So we didn't hear from him. They just answer any questions and they'd take a ten minute break Jeff. bezos could fix his computer. Amazing. Jim Jordan, who McKenna pointed out. On the show last week is always sort of chaos element. Try to talk over several members of Congress got yelled to put his mass back on floated. Just elaborate conspiracy theories. was when I say was chaos I. Don't know if there's any other way to describe it. I. Think that led a lot of people to think the hearing itself didn't accomplish its goals, but I think in many ways it did. But Kennedy you WanNa Kinda go through what the committee was trying to accomplish the themes they were pointed at in. How hearing played out, right. So okay. First off. Harkening back to last week I mentioned Jim. Jordan's mountain dew obsession. Definitely drink a handful those throughout the hearing I took notes in screen shots. So, I, called it. But regardless of their pores soda choices, there were a lot of lawmakers who definitely did their homework and I think that was really apparent throughout the entire hearing and when I look at. The picture that they tried to paint I think that became really clear in chairman Sicily's opening statements. So this is the guy who liked. And spearheaded the entire investigation from the beginning, and in those opening statements, he pointed out that yeah Apple Amazon Google facebook. There are different in a lot of ways and they exhibit anticompetitive behaviors potentially allegedly and a lot of different ways. But what they tried to pull together and was a story, and it's really hard to tell a story and five minute fragments. But what happened yesterday was Sicily. Ni, and a lot of the Democrats on the Committee wanted to point out that these companies they become bottlenecks for distribution whether that's information or just like APP stores marketplace's they control what gets distributed in how what was really key to the investigation was how? How they survey competitors. If you have so much control dominance over a market or a specific part of the tech industry, you have a lot of insight into your competitors and you can do a lot of dangerous things with that, and then lastly, after that dominance has gained, it's how they abuse it. Right? How they abuse it to make harder for small businesses in competitors and I think that's exactly what Cellini pointed out in the beginning and I think they did a poor job that storytelling throughout the process. But I think that's also our job. Right is to pull that evidence together and tell that story for them in a way that isn't like. Yes, no yelling at CEOS and like stopping them and I think by getting that in the evidentiary record doing all this questioning, I think they really did achieve their goal in the end. Yeah. I mean, I think the thing that happened sort of next to the hearing was that they released a bunch of documents from these one point, three, million documents of clutch. Over the past year, they released pretty targeted selection documents for every company showing some of this stuff, Casey, I wrote a story about. facebook. INSTAGRAM. My I'm going to frame this email or mark Zuckerberg. Literally one sentence, no period. The Andrew says I need to figure out. I'M GONNA buy instagram like I would love to just be in a place were sending that email like super casually like I got this thing to figure out and it's not like am I gonNa buy the model of the car. It's like instagram. I've been thinking of the text messages where so and so says that Mark Zuckerberg's didn't go destroy mode on instagram ever since they got that up. Case she this to Kevin and right that text was. Yes. Well, it was Kevin. System was talking to an investor and Kevin said to the investor. If we don't sell well, mark, go into destroy mode on us and the investor side probably. Of course, stray casual. So there's just a lot of documents and I think one of the functions of hearing was to get those documents into the official congressional record to make the CEO's account for them. That did not seem very successful to me. Is like a takeaway people should have from this hearing, right? No. I think a lot of people that go into these hearings are expecting like these big Gotcha moments and expecting like a lot of news and all this stuff. But it really, it wasn't oversight hearing. You know it wasn't. They didn't come. They came at this like in a report last earlier this week that they came out at as investigators. They didn't come at it to make a big show horse and pony show out of it, and yet I think the CEO's didn't. The record well enough to the extent that they could have. But there was definitely, I was expecting them to do a lot less evasion and I expected a lot less room probation with the documents, but it's just the process of a Congressional hearing. It's. It's hard to do that in a congressional hearing. But if you put those documents out there, you get the CEO's on the record a little bit who does excite this excites the FTC. J, and that's who can take this next and then it's also congress. You know they can't break up a tech company, but they can regulate going forward and it's those three key themes that I pointed out earlier that they could regulate. You know what I mean. They could legislate to forbid companies from surveying competitors and things like that, and that's where this goes. So the format of the hearing, every member and five minute chunks, it seemed very clear that the Democrats had some sort of coordinated evidentiary strategy, they would start and. And they would say, I, want to read this email to you. What did you mean by this email and then Jeff bezos would say something like I have. No idea is on works. I. Was real pattern that developed was basis really not doing or claiming he definitely knows claiming not really no way Wayne is under the thing they did or they would ask sooner Pichai about the very granular add deal google made by an ad product, and soon I, would say I'll get back to you, which is basically all responses. So the Democrats seemed like they were coordinated to move through their documents. The Republicans seem to be doing something else that also seem coordinated intentional, but what was their focus because that seemed clear split my takeaway from Jim Jordan who? We got into earlier, he he was interviewing. As if they were all Jack Dorsey. And as we talked about like, yeah, he invited Jack Dorsey to testify, but he doesn't sit on the antidote subcommittees. Anything. He says, it just doesn't matter. So it sounded to me as if he prepared questions Jack Dorsey and then it was like, oh, he's not coming I'll ask Tim Cook the same questions. Another completely crazy moment that happened just seen by and five minute chunks is that. Represented Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin Dear Sweet Wisconsin. Definitely. Asked Mark Zuckerberg why the Donald Junior was banned from twitter and mark. Zuckerberg was happening on twitter facebook and there was just like a moment of confused silence, and then he tried to move on and that just sort of floated by in the river of chaos to tell you how much chaos there was kneeling. When you started to tell that story, I thought you were going to tell the story about when Jim Jordan asked him cook if the famous one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, Apple Super Bowl, AD was actually about twenty twenty cancel culture, which is another thing that really happened. I think that's out of context. He didn't ask him. He said clearly, this is. That's definitely what Steve Jobs was thinking IBM is canceled culture and Apple's going to break it with hammer and Jeff. Bezos said that social media is a nuance destruction machine and all this crazy stuff from that. It was a wild will that that particular question when Jim Jordan asked, do you support the cancel culture mov, you could see the CEOS like. 'cause they went in order. He asks them all in order. So First Tim Cook just like basically muttered nothing. Here's like I don't. I support speech whatever. The iphone a keyboard like that was his answer. Sooner per child also, just like muttered, right? He's like Google has always supported free expression Zuckerberg like saw the opportunity and took it and the forces of liberalism I rising I, and then basis was like I cannot. I cannot do in like went for it, and that was just totally insane moment. But it also seems like the Republicans were intentional to try to create their own moments where they were yelling at CEOS about bias on platforms is obviously something cover a. At. You were paying a lot of attention that case you're paying a lot of attention to it. Do you think that was effective in creating because you know there's like a parallel conservative Universe Jim? Jordan was on Tucker. Carlson. Last night like was that effective or d think that the CEO's were able to sort of tamp down on interesting the Tucker Carlson pointed out that Google and other companies are all big donors to Jim Jordan another folks. So that is a weird side, but I think it was actually besides the moment where they mixed up twitter with facebook I. Think this was much more effective off. Off Topic yelling about technology than we usually see like are genuinely issues that like they are upset about that, they could point to largely around like cove nineteen misinformation and they could at least like pick those topics and stick to them rather than kind of asking vague questions about like, why is my phone listening to me? Well, they're definitely asked questions about why are my campaign emails getting filtered by G mail? Yes. I should. I should mention that they have really and they have all of these cases where they ask about extremely specific one off incidents that anyone who has used social media knows happens constantly. And, then turn them into a sinister pattern. But I think they managed to come off as sounding more like they understood what they were talking about the unusual. I think that was a real theme of the hearing, Casey. What did you think of this sort of bias side show that occurred? Well, I mean the the idea that conservative voices are being suppressed is foundational to the conservative movement and is behind the rise of conservative talk radio. It was behind the rise of Fox News. Now that social media exists, we have seen it in this new form, but it is sort of being presented as extra, sinister and worthy of. Some sort of legislative intervention what frustrates me about it is that much more than newspapers or or cable news like Mark Zuckerberg Dorsey. These people benefit hugely from having all possible voices on their platform. None of them is incentivized to drive conservatives off their platform. What they are incentivized to do is have rules that make the place safe and welcoming. So that people want to hang out there and so to the extent that there are issues on the platform, they've largely come because these platforms have rules. And you know you would think that a bunch of free marketeers would realize that the alternative to the system that they're so mad about would be creating a new system, but they don't seem at all interested in doing that. So I just sort of dismissed all of them as charlatans I actually thought it was interesting that the opposite track came up, which was the Stop Hey for profit campaign I kind of wasn't expecting that. The representative Raskin I believe asked facebook. Basically, why aren't you kicking more hate speech off. I forget who else asked like look is the point that you're so big. You don't care about advertiser boycotts I. Mean, you know it will here. Here is a fact that the number one complaint that facebook gets from its users, the thing that users. About. FACEBOOK is that it removes too much content and so if you're running the place, you do have to take these complaints seriously in a way. Right? It might not be you know that you shadow band conservative whatever that even means on social network in twenty twenty. But the fact that you're removing content is really upsetting people. So you can't dismiss that idea entirely, but I still don't feel like we're having that intellectually honest conversation about it. So this was definitely I feel like you can connect the you control distribution. We're GONNA show the abuses of power narrative. We got other. Democrats. With the you control distribution. You're banning conservatives right like I. Think what's Sensenbrenner Again, cups and conservatives are consumers to is that people don't realize that like fifty percent of the population in many ways. But facebook has like famous conservatives working its highest levels Kevin. We last week, we're talking about Kevin Roose keeps sharing the list. List of the most engaged content from crowd tangle. It's all conservative content, and that's so problematic for facebook that they're. They're pushing back with other metrics and graphs of their own, making the facts just aren't there, but it doesn't seem to be convincing. Brett Kevin is being asked to recuse himself from facebook case because he's like best friends with facebook I, AP I wrote a column almost two years ago. Now, arguing that conservatives were trying to redefine. Any conservative identified person having any unwanted outcome on a social network, right? So bias is your name was higher than mine in search results. Bias is used suggested that I follow a Democrat and not a Republican right, and if you take action on your policies that apply to everyone against me a conservative that is biased against conservatives, right. So and by the way I have to say this has been hugely successful because we've talked about it. How many minutes now and the longer that these discussions. Discussions. Go on. They just sort of refi people's minds. The idea that there really is a vast conspiracy to silence conservative speech because he's networks are so big millions of conservatives are having experiences like this every day, and now there is an ideology that is basically a religion for them to attach to, which is although Silicon Valley liberals are out to get. Reason I wanted to talk about the conservative side show, which in many ways was a circus is it feels like the notion that we should be punitive to the companies or mad at the company's. Bipartisan, right we were. We were not looking at a hearing where the Democrats were on the attack. Republicans are saying we love. Apple. We're looking at hearing where they were. Everyone was mad. There are a couple of exceptions to that. There were a couple of I think sensenbrenner and a few other folks were like look we want to be clear. Big is not bad. We just WANNA make sure we're not punishing you for your success, but you were like almost entirely, right? Yeah. I. Mean I. think that's it's important to. To capture that mood like Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Tim, Cook soon. Darpa, try they usually get to finish whatever sentence they start saying. Right. They're not used to being interrupted. Their thoughts are usually like you know they get to live in complete sentences and people take them seriously here in five in intervals, they were interrupted almost every time they started speaking to be told that they were wrong that they were filibuster at one point Sicily said stop thinking is for the questions. We can just assume they're all good questions. They. Were getting yelled at and they're going yell that about a variety of things that were pretty specific. So you kind of in your kind of structure here. The first one was controlling distribution. What did you hear as a hearing went on the indicated to that? The committee had a case here? I think the apple's APP store is one thing you know charging thirty percent cuts on certain things is just controlling an APP store. It's the same thing with Amazon's marketplace. They can inherently in control what gets placed and what gets sold and you know if they want to play with search results on Amazon, they can do that, and then on facebook and Google, it's not just like products and software that's information. And it could be information when it's like Google. Google. Stealing yelps, texture views right in putting those in its little info boxes in search queries in facebook if facebook is just like an. Mation, distribution platform and. It can decide Algorithm Mickley. Knowingly. What people get to see this bution was very keen to the committee's hearing yesterday and they pointed out different aspects in which you know each company exhibited that kind of behavior. So the one that will you bring up apple? We wrote about this, say there's much emails. Apples document production is just one hundred and thirty pages of unrelated emails and whatever order see it's like scan through it. So there's a lot of little stories in there. There's one about right to repair and apple realizing it needed to repair. By watching PR people operate by reading their emails journalists. Very entertaining. They're like we had a break like here's our strategy. Here's we're GONNA. That's all in there. You can look at it, but there's a lot about the APP store itself and how they're going to use the mechanics of the APP store to control their platform, and it started at the beginning like the first emails in this production from twenty, ten there. From Phil, Schiller Steve Jobs saying, are we GONNA? Let Amazon Sell Books in the kindle store. Store, it felt like I saw an Amazon ad was hard to watch this hard to watch this ad where a person's reading a book on an iphone in the kindle APP in the pick up an android phone keep reading. He's like literally like it was hard to watch like Schiller's at home like pain what a customer is having an experience that good it really just. Heart and so he's like it was hard to watch. You fours Steve Jobs. They're like we gotta shut it down jobs is the bookstore will be the only bookstore on the APP. Store. That's the way it's going to be everyone's gotta used to it. We know that restricting payments will hurt other things, but that's what we're doing and they started there in two thousand ten and they pulled it out, and then that ladders up into everything that we've seen with, hey, ladders up into the analysis group showing up to. Apple, can pay them to say that there's independent study has revealed. Everybody has a thirty percent cut. It has landed up into Tim Cook, forwarding. He gets a letters from developers that are in this direction. It's like apples breaking my heart and he just like Ford's it. Tim, Cook forwards that email to filter credit eighty, just as thoughts like amazing like they are constantly thinking about the APP store as a mechanism of control for the platform in the leverage and other deals. So the other one was apple is this Amazon one which I have very mixed feelings on saying that this is bad or legal I'm curious for all of your thoughts famously. Did, not have the prime video APP on the Apple TV and all these other places apple, Amazon came to a deal. There's an entire presentation in this production like the slide deck of how the deal is going to work. Apple got to be the preferred seller of its own product. So third parties cancel. Apple. Products, Amazon pages, they got. They have a custom by flow. They've custom product pages, all the stuff in return. Amazon got a lower commission on the APP store and gets to Selatan products which no. No like you can rent a movie from the Amazon APP on the Apple TV, no one else gets to it in one world. This is just pure platform collision, right? Apple cut VIP deal for big companies because it wanted something and you could say this is legal in another world. It's like this is how deals work apple something valuable. Amazon s something valuable and they came to a conclusion wherever made more money and quite frankly the consumer experience platform has got better. How do you read that? Casey? That is good and fair analysis of it. I. Think I did read slightly more scandalous. Tones into it in part because apple would never acknowledge that some developers are more important to it than others even though if you assume that that's true, I think maybe one of the things that's frustrating about it is there is no transparency accountability around which developers get sweetheart deals is that once you hit a certain threshold of revenue will cut your price. Why couldn't they extend that deal to everyone right? Or is it just if we withhold something that seems particularly valuable, we can eventually drag you to the table. Table, which is sort of what seems like happened here. I think in all cases, what I'm always looking for is the accountability, right like and some sense of of equitable treatment of developers and I understand the guys are always going to get the best treatment, but it can that be publicly visible. Can it be acknowledged and there'd be routes for others to achieve that same level of success and treatment, and that I'll just seems missing here. Did you buy Tim Co? He said it twice. It was obviously A. Glimmer, of sympathy for all four CEOS. There is a lot of reporting that they had spent months preparing for this hearing like being grilled there, they'd hire outside law firms. They. Practiced they all clearly had soundbites memorized in none of them. Got To say him because it kept getting interrupted. Tim Cook had this one where he is like if we're the gatekeepers, the gates are open wider than ever. We've gone from five hundred. APPS to one point seven, he said like. A whole speech. and. The thing is there's fierce competition for developers. They don't like our store can do for android the windows. For xbox and PS. Four. Which I was like the idea that adobe is going to be like we don't want to be on the IPAD. Here's PS. Four Photoshop is insanity to me. I'm going to build a spreadsheet. APP. For the five. That's how frustrated with Tim Cook. To that ring. True to you I. Mean, there's no, it does not ring true. There is a, there is a duopoly. In the United States when it comes to smartphones, iphones have majority share in the United States and you can't say, well, you know there's there's a rogue fork of android in Malaysia that you could go develop for if you really wanted to and have that come across as a credible argument to Americans. Right it is. Natural for any monopolist to spend most of its time, arguing that it is much smaller and much less consequential as as you think it is and they're essentially always asking you to ignore what is in front of your face, which is that they are the giant. They are in control. What they say goes, and it doesn't matter which small businesses get hurt along the. The. Way I would point out that the contact and we're gonNA talk about earnings eventually. But the context for that is apple had its biggest third quarter ever this month, their revenues went up eleven percent year over year, they're making obviously making billions of dollars in their services revenue, which is a lot of the narrative around the APP stores increasing that services line. Also went up. I think it was thirteen billion. So you're right. They're very big in their earnings the day after the hearing did nothing. To reduce that impression. I want to switch to Amazon a little bit McKenna. You really focused Amazon was basis first time up there. They came at him a lot about marketplace. How did you think that went I think it went pretty good. I. Think. John Paul specifically was just like killer her questions with breakout star. Yeah. She was just like killer and she's the representative for. SEATTLE. So this is where Amazon is right. So she just like killed it and. And I think there were a couple of instances in the documents and in questioning yesterday that really pulled important things out there was like testimony from one bookseller who was like, yeah. We just can't sell a category of books and we don't know why Amazon doesn't let us do that just like testimony like that or even when it comes to like acquisitions, the ring acquisition especially, I wrote about that today through the documents and how. They said, this is for market position. This is a for technology, your talent or anything. We just bought this and that's something that base said again, yesterday he was just very clear. It's like, yeah, we do buy things market position, which is like so insane just here like the richest person in the world. But like, yeah, we're buying market position. It's just what happens. That's another one I have mixed feelings right, and by the way, people should read McKenna story because those documents have just a very funny breakdown like the pros and cons of buying. Buying ring in many of the cons like what if this turns into nest, which if you're just the verge cast listeners like it's just like the Keyword Bingo, but it's fine to say, we're buying market position like this isn't the best product out there, but it's the category of video. doorbells is not huge, right? So to by the the market leader in video doorbells is maybe the most rational use of the money. What is the problem that you think the committee was trying to show an address sense of we're just going to market position. Pointing out, they can just do whatever they want and how casual it is, and there really isn't. It's really funny to read an email like that, and we could buy it or we could just copy it or are. We could just watch. You know that was one of the emails that base from someone. Those are just three options you know and it's like just pick and choose you know. Pointed out like a lot. Just that email itself really pointed out just how easy it is for them. They used a lot of that time history to talk about copycat behaviors and to talk about just like you know buying up competitors and it just seeing that all in one little e mail having to do with the ring was like really i. think it was really kind of I opening and especially like useful for the committee. So Amazon got hit a lot for the data collection side of it of copying competitors. bezos did not seem to have great answers there. Right. So that's the. The thing they got in trouble with this. There is that Wall Street. Journal article from like April where employees were literally like, yeah. We dip into data and we use that to guide our own private label products and everybody was like Whoa and Amazon basins. Yesterday said, well, we do have a policy that bans that but giant pointed out yesterday. It's like, okay. So what's your enforcement look like you can have the policy, but like if you don't enforce it, then it's like meaningless. And then yesterday I. Think Paul was like, can you give me a yes or no answer? Do you dip into data and he's like I can't I can't give you. Yes or no, and we're just like we're looking into it. The story had anonymous sources. So that isn't very helpful to us. You know what I mean. So that was one of the main things and that Wall Street Journal article and I think it's the same kind of examples in the committee's documents. They point out specific examples like car trunk, organizers of all things. It's like weird little products like Amazon's like this is a little hot. Maybe we should do that. So I, I think. I, think they made a good case yesterday. Yesterday on that. Yeah. I mean bezos brought up that Wall Street Journal, Article himself twice, and he was like, well, your policy against it. But I can't guarantee never happened. Then there is a strange just didn't come across clear I. Think I know what the committee was trying to get at their like US aggregate seller data when there's only three sellers and then only to sellers? Yes, I. Think what they're getting at is when you're down to the aggregate data of two companies, you heard effectively looking at individual data. What is the problem? They're like the I get what you're doing. You're just reducing the denominator to get to one, but like it, why is that particular problem? Right? Well, none of these. Dipping into individual seller data and looking at aggregate data. That's not a legal. There is no law. This is all voluntary of Amazon. So they have a voluntary policy where like we can't do individual seller data, but they say nothing against aggregate and aggregate what you're getting at eight. Here you is. Does the same thing if it's just like some goofy little product they. They bring up pop stock. It's all the time before pop tops in a moment. Right? There's only like one pop. So company like you know pop soggy, it was kind of an innovative product. It's like well, if there's only two of them and use the aggregate data, you you you have everything you need to know you know about that product line looking aggregate. If that's what you decide to qualify as do you as you're looking through the other Amazon documents and other stuff. So anything jump out at you is something the committee was trying to prove or get at. The questioning seemed very focused on. Like are you using the state at a copy products? Are you buying things? You shouldn't buy. There's one question which I did not understand why came up about DMC. Take downs on twitch and Jeff as just had this look of panic in his eyes. He's like I don't know man I bought Wedge because my kids want to. Do something like that was like the side show stuff, but the real focus here, it just seemed like it was definitely in the marketplace, right? Amazon, everyone came at Amazon for the marketplace. That's what everybody knows him as like they have all these little sides. They got rain. They got Alexa Alexa was one thing too. That was kind of interesting. It's like. Are you buying things like ring to put Alexa into and dislike expand your like Titan Ism as like an Internet Internet connected home. Thing and make that more closed off and walled gardening. That was one thing. But no, it was just focusing on how much power they have to kind of change. What happens in the marketplace to kind of decide what companies in what products are able to come up on the first page of results. You know that's also something that they dug into Google and in something that one of those like themes that kind of ties everything together. We should say they all spend a lot of time talking about counterfeit goods, and why is it Amazon removed? Fake stuff from the platform and how much is it profiting off of you know selling pick rolexes? Is it surprising? The whole foods didn't show up at all they're. Like that is a really massive thing. Amazon owns that. Is it moving into a huge new product category? I think whole foods is not an online marketplace, which was the title of the hearing, not that that restricted anybody from doing anything except that, one of the things Amazon says is we have lots of competition from offline marketplaces, right? Brought up kroger a lot I mean, this is the case he's point. They all made. It seem like they were beset at any moment. They could be crushed by the likes of stop and Shop Right? Like I think the point though was really on the. Digital. Experience Consumers have and like I, don't know Ho-. Foods fits. Into that narrative, especially, because it is itself not dominant like they bought it because you needed to grow in their. Good at that at my question for you on the Amazon stuff was when you think about, we talk about two thirty a lot right like you and I in particular spent a lot time to thirty, which regulates with the platform can do with content. There's not really an equivalent of two thirty for goods on store. Right like there's some case is out there saying like you're liable for what what happens on your online store page, but Amazon doesn't have that like second order of like Messi nece around it that twitter and facebook to with two thirty, I. Mean, it gets invoked a lot for marketplace's, but it's way messier. Well, I just wanted to like this question at counterfeits question about ranking the store like they are even more free than any twitter is to to sort tweets algorithm. Algorithm clear to modern like it just their store. Do you think that they're like that Algorithm transparency? Your wire things ranked. Did you catch a sense that that's where the regulation is GonNa go. So much of the conversation around Amazon really felt like it was individuals sellers being wronged for reasons of Amazon being unresponsive or stealing. It's data. So I don't know it didn't. It didn't seem like a really big focus of the hearing, but it is a huge deal. Yeah. The, digital marketplace frame of this, which is where we have talked to. Cellini. That's where he's going right like facebook and Google very digital. They have like they don't do physical goods. Really. Apple is the APP store. It's all digital goods. Amazon is the one where it's. Front to a lot of physical things, and that is the only place where I can see this regulation needing to make some sort of like major meaningful distinction in I. Didn't see it in the hearing, but I was curious of you caught a glimmer of it. I'm not positive that they have to make a huge distinction there like depending on what they come up with because. So much of this is about their companies and whatever product they produced. The issue is more or less whether or not they're being surveilled and unfairly by targeted and crushed by that data surveillance. All right. We have gone for forty minutes. We should take a quick break. I said I wasn't going to go by company and it happens. So we should come back and talk with facebook Ango. We'll be right back. This is advertiser content. When I say utopia what comes to mind. Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the perfect social body. Every Body Matt Place. Everybody happy now while the peacock original series, brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. A concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. I introduced the theory five hundred years ago. 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These are really difficult crazy stressful times, and if you're trying to sort of cope, it could be helpful to find something that gets beyond like doom scrolling and like obsessive worried. But digs into what is really going on underneath the surface, and that's what the weeds is all about I. Matthew Yglesias. Weeds podcast here on the box meeting podcast network. This is podcast for people who really want to understand the policy debates and policy issues that shaping our world. We've seen now more than ever like how relevant policy is to our actual lives, but so much in the news isn't focused on really understanding and explaining detail way if that sounds good to you, join us for the weeds, every Tuesday and Friday to find out what's going on why matters and what we can do about it. You could download the weeds on apple spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts. Tracy. When it comes to facebook I turn to you. FACEBOOK is patience consumer of startups as what we've learned. Yeah. But you said something to me yesterday was interesting, which is everyone else's problems are forward looking and it feels like facebook's problems are actually in the past break for people explain what you mean. Yeah. So when Congress is looking at any trust with respect to these four companies for three of them, it's It's sort of about the marketplaces that their operating right now with facebook, the question is much more about should we have allowed it to buy serum? Should we have allowed it to buy WHATSAPP and most of the antitrust conversation that was around facebook yesterday was all about that. What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Instagram, and when did he know it? We wrote a story based on some documents that the house released yesterday. In which facebook has clearly identified instagram as a competitor. In at least some ways and wants to go after it and knock it off the table, and so that's kind of where the focuses their facebook and Burke did get a lot of other questions yesterday, but it tended to be much more about content moderation and things that don't have a lot to do with antitrust. So there was weird section where they asked the face. Face Research APP in the novel, Vpn? Any kind of got lost well, explain what happened and I'm curious reactions. Yeah. So facebook has a bunch of nifty tech tools to figure out what's trending which APPs or the kids using, and so that can essentially have an early warning system if it needs to consider acquiring something or more likely in these days, go out clone it. and. So Zuckerberg was asked about the way that the company uses these systems and if they are anti competitive I, think you know traditional antitrust law probably would not say copying an APP feature is anti competitive, but could lobby written in the future about it shirt I. Think the one that caught me was I mean, this is what I'm. McKenna's points from earlier is like one of the themes here is, are you so dominant that you can collect data that's unfair and then use that to crush or killer competitors, and definitely bought the Inaba VPN to do it. That's true. Now, when I've asked executives at facebook about this, what they'll say is they don't get surprised anymore. When you have three point, one billion people using your apps around the world. You know what links they're sharing, you know what they're talking about. And so you're not going to need some kind of specialized tool to know that WHATSAPP is really taking off. Right. So they would argue that, yes, these tools were useful to them, but you know at their scale, they know what's popular now, which doesn't really seem like addresses, the problem is reached. The fact that we're so big that we're all knowing is maybe not the defense that they sometimes presented as so here's what I didn't get. I thought, Zuckerberg I want to the instagram. What's about who's issues, but on the facebook research front, the data front, they him about this APP facebook research, which you were giving to teens. They were deploying with an enterprise certificate that story broke apple revoke the certificate, and all of facebook's internal APPs went dark, and this is a scandal story after story about it, they went on for two days. So I can I, don't recall that APP? Just how he you know, he remembers the day that all facebook's internal APPS went down and people couldn't go to the cafeteria. I would agree I found that answer. Extremely, ed? Persuasive. that. Do you think that was like actually strategic for him to be like, I, don't know and then come back later and correct the record I do remember when that happened I. Mean. I really don't know I mean also you know during a six hour hearing, it's also possible that you just you get flustered or you miss here something or or something because. Yeah. As as you say, I'm sure he remembers the day that apple turned off their internal APPS I mean. Honestly. Seems like an opportunity to talk about apple's market power, and the fact that you know a day of work canceled at facebook because apple got mad. But I think most of the CEO's didn't go into yesterday a wanted to pick fights with each other. It was kind of sad that they didn't. I was Kinda hoping that Tim Cook take a shot at soccer burger. Point that the other two APP platforms I was expecting it. It was there. It was. There was all there. So cellini ended and he ended the whole meeting with closing statement. He said, some of these companies didn't get broken out. They all need to get regulated in the off too much power that some of them I. don't these breaking up apple. What sort of break. Right like. The division get sent into the corner thing about what it's done. Right. Does should spin out the finder team I've always wanted to. A clean is always that they want to. They want the APP store to be separate from the IPHONE. Basically, that's the thing I always hear. Can't break I. Think you can write some strong regulations but not playing you're on store, right. But like Elizabeth Warren's point was it's cleaner if it's two companies, but it's still a gigantic remedy that I don't think there's a lot of like like consumer or public opinion is going to walk into an Apple Cup I think you'll radio at marketplace. It seems very clear that we says some of them she broken up he is talking about facebook. I have a twenty percent conference level. He might be talking with Google and Youtube as well. But if he's going to say some of the need to get broken up like it's facebook, did you hear anything yesterday that supported that conclusion or Saudi stocks I? MEAN HE I don't remember which Republican it was, but he was like the Obama FTC looked at this and they said it was minding love. Obama. Right. Like. Why would we go back in time to relook at I? Mean, there is a belief and I mean. Somebody who thinks there could be a lot of benefit in instagram and WHATSAPP being different companies from facebook. And the reason you ask. So many questions about that acquisition as you're making the case that it never should have been approved in the first place, and so now you need to remedy it. So that was actually like the entire thrust of the argument against facebook yesterday. I think, you could probably make just as good a case that Amazon after spin out aws, but lawmakers chose not to make that case. Yeah. I think that also gets into. Politics of the acquisition of the time. To his credit is like nobody knew instagram would actually be a success like we made it a success. It didn't happen by itself. I, don't know if the lawmakers. By award, these guys said, but I don't know that he actually made that case very persuasively. and. Who knows I mean? That's like anything could have happened. Right? Cram could've stayed independent and rapidly grown and overtaken facebook like that's something that could have happened. It could have kind settled into a middle zone like snapchat or twitter seems more likely to me although I think probably would have been bigger than those two but. You're never going to know I mean it is true that facebook gave Mike and Kevin it instagram enormous resources. A lot of the reasons why Mike and Kevin sold was because running tiny startup that's blowing up is absolutely exhausting Mike. Krieger. was dragging his laptop all around San. Francisco. Because the servers were melting at all times of the day whenever Justin Bieber. Posted like the site stopped working and they really we need help. Finding a person who can quickly fix this? So we don't have to like that is the reason that they were entertaining these offers and wanted to sell it. So that is also thing that happened. Do you think that that same kind of argument or approach can apply to what's up? What's up basically did not come up yesterday and all the focus on Instagram, but that's the other one, right? Yeah, and we know weirdly a lot less about that acquisition I. Think it's because people in America just have so much less love for what's APP generally. That, it's never seemed as important. What happened to WHATSAPP as what happens to instagram even though WHATSAPP, is used, you know way more, it probably has way more engagement even than instagram does so I don't know why that didn't come up as often. We know there was a competitive bidding war for that as well. Goule. Wanted it as well. You know Mark Zuckerberg made them an offer, they can't refuse. Do you think everyday Google's we should've spent more money on what's whatsapp like this could have been solved. Should have, but Google has been placed under an ancient curse that prevents them from ever making the right decision about any social product. So it was doomed never to happen. It's fun looking through the documents and watching them casually say they should buy facebook dot com. Yeah, that. Point. That is how they talk like the window into these executives just casually being like we should just this thing or maybe not, or we should just copied ourselves and kill it before it gets any traction like it's repeated over and over again last facebook question. This one is like harder to parse because I. There's a chance, it's October is just joking around but. But. He's in many of these emails. He's like the thing about startups, as you can always buy them, which I think the committee thinks is a smoking gun, right? Like facebook's entire plan is to buy the competition to get the data from wherever they get it to say, oh, man, this apps popping, we just buy it and kill it before it competes with us. I. Think he actually said at one point. That's a joke. Yes, he did and I believe that you know it was two thousand, twelve, right? He was probably still in his mid twenties. At that point, the company was a lot smaller like people were joking around like there's more loose talk when companies are younger and I do think. It was it was part of that. I think the more interesting question becomes. Let's say facebook is telling the truth about everything. Let's say they thought it was going to be a successful acquisition, but they never knew it was gonna big as it became today and they invested in it and it got super big. Okay. Well, now, it's as big as it is. Should they be allowed to keep? Keep it or should they be forced to spend it out and if you're GONNA force them to spin it out. What's the argument that you'RE GONNA. Make about why one question that I have a lot is clearly the referral they're gonNa make, and it seems like if you don't have some other reason, we've heard hints that there's some other reason, the FTC scrutinize this that will eventually be revealed. But what you're saying is the antitrust standard at the time, the Consumer Hartman stand, which is still our standard. Says, you have to prove prices will go up both products for free. You're screwed. Right? There's nothing to review because you're not gonNA prove prove that free products are gonNA get more expensive. I think it's pretty unfair if you change the standard and you go back in time and say you missed that standard. So I think there has to be something else there. Well, what was the standard by which at and T. was broken up? Right? Like presumably at and T. didn't used to be that big, and then it just got really big and then they broke it up at least. That's the thumbnail understanding I have of that break-up. Well, yeah. But then reformed itself. Right. But because of lax antitrust regulation, right? Like it wasn't a naturally occurring phenomenon that all those APPS got back to the other or was that just sort of like inattention to capitalism It's like in the seventies and eighties. This is Tim moves book the cursive bigness in the seventies and eighties Robert Bork I can't talk about Robert on this podcast. Are we doing this right now. Robert was very influential judge Appellate Judge Federal Appellate? Judge. And basically moved the antitrust law to the consumer harm standard as part of a movement called and economics. A whole thing Robert. Bork. Mostly famous because he was not appointed. He was nominated Supreme Court by Reagan but they leaked video tape rental history, and then he didn't get nominated and that is where the expression getting bork's comes from. This is all true Netflix's still has to abide by videotape data privacy act is a whole. This is all true when facebook and Netflix had some partners, Nansen? Partnership. To. Automatically share your net flicks, watch history to facebook. They're like pending the change of this law which we are working on Robert Bork. He haunts us all. I'm sorry, I can't believe this much. Yeah I. think that's just like the law changed in the in the seventies and eighties, the standard change. The conversation right now is a very much about changing it back months and months ago, pre pandemic, we had an economist from I. Think it was Nyu Thomas Philippon came on the show, and he was like look you have this natural ab test going on in the world where the European Union when it formed was like, how do we get an economy like America's? So, we'll just take their competition policies pretty good, and at the same time we changed consumer harm standard. So everything you're seeing the EU is basically our old competition antitrust standard in. You can see how active they are in everything. Here's a new consumer welfare standard. Whether you believe, this is actually a functional Ab test given. The state of both governments is up for debate, but that was his point I thought. It was spare can say.

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What's Hype, What's Real on the Latest in AI

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05:36 min | Last week

What's Hype, What's Real on the Latest in AI

"Hi Everyone. Welcome to this week's. Sixteen minutes I'm zonal your host, and this is our show where we talk about the headlines what's in the news and where we are on the long arc of tech trends were back from our holiday break, and so this we're covering all the reasons and ongoing as around the topic, of GP, three, the natural language processing based text predictor from the San. Francisco Research and Development Company opened ai the actually released their paper on. GPT three in late May. But only released their broader commercial API a couple of weeks ago. So we're seeing a lot of excitement and activity around that in particular although it's all being called GP T. Three. So we're going to do one of our explainer episodes of the two x explainer. Going into what it really is how it works why it matters broader implications and questions while teasing apart, what type, what's real as is the premise of the show but before I introduce our expert, let me just quickly summarize some of the highlights. So while Gpt, three is technically a text predictor that actually reduces what's possible because of course, words and software are simply coding of Human Thought to borrow a phrase from. Chris. Dickson which means a lot more things are possible. So we're seeing a note these are all cherry picked examples believable forum pose comments, press releases poetry. screenplays, articles somebody who wrote an entire article headlined open is GP Three may be the biggest thing since bitcoin and then revealed midway that he didn't actually write the article but that gpt three did we're also seeing strategy documents like for business CEO's and advice written entirely gpt three and not just words. But we're seeing people design using words to write code for designing websites and other designs. Someone even built a plugin again, all of it showing the Trans mutability of thoughts to words to code to design and so on, and then someone made a search engine that can return. Answers and you are ells in response to quote ask me anything which has anyone who's been in NLP space knows I was at park when we spun off powers that back in the day, and that's always been sort of a holy grail of question answering which you know all about to having worked in this world frank on thou let me introduce you are expert in this episode Frank Chances written a lot about ai including a primer on ai deep learning and machine learning a pulse check on ai what's working what's not a micro site with resources for how to Get started practically and do something with your own product and your own company, and then reflecting on jobs and humanity and working together. You can find all of that on our website frank to start things off. What's your favorite example of gpt three so far mine is founding principles for a religion written and gpt three. I'd love to hear your favorite and also your quick take on the excitement to start us off before we dig a bit deeper favorite out of the whole thing is it's doing arithmetic. So Ascot, what's twenty-three plus sixty seven like just arbitrary two digit arithmetic. This is a natural language processing. Model and so basically, it got trained by feeding it lots and lots of text and out of that, it's figuring out we think how to do arithmetic, which is very, very surprising because you don't think that exists in texts the excitement. Potentially is promising signs of progress towards general artificial intelligence. So today if you want to do very, highly accurate. natural language processing, you build a bespoke model. You have your own custom architecture you feed it a ton of data. What gpt three shows is that they train this model once and then they throw at a whole bunch of natural language processing tasks like fill in the blank or inference or translation, and without retraining it at all. They're getting really good results compared to finely tuned models. Before we even though into teasing apart, what type what's real? Let's first talk about the it what is GP three? So we have two things one, we have a machine learning model cpt is actually an acronym stands for generative pre trained transformer will go through all those insect. But thing one is we have a P- retrained machine learning model that's optimized to do a wide variety of natural language processing tasks like reading a wikipedia article and answering questions from it or guessing what the ending of a story should be or so on insulin. So we have a machine learning model. The thing that people are playing with a Pi that allows developers to essentially ask questions. Of that model. So instead of giving you the model and you program it to do what you want, they're giving you selective access via the API one of the reasons they're doing this is that most people don't have the compute infrastructure to even train the model there's been estimates that if you wanted to train the model from scratch, it costs something like five to ten million dollars of cloud compute time. That's a big big model and say like they don't give out the model and then to the controversy around this thing when they released the first version was they were worried that if they just gave the model out, people would do nefarious things with it like. Fake News articles that you would just like Saturate bomb the web than so they're like look we want to be responsible with this thing, and so we'll get access via. API. Then we know exactly who's using it and then the the I can be a bit of a throttle on what can and can't do

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

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08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

Mac Minutes

08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

Mac Minutes

08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020 - burst 1

Mac Minutes

08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020 - burst 1

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

05:12 min | 10 months ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"A couple of episodes ago did an episode talking about how to be a terrible manager. Of course this was done satirically we don't want you to go and become a terrible manager if you're a developer there are similar That's what we're talking about in today's episode my name is Jonathan Cottrell and you're listening to develop tea and my goal in the show is driven developers like you find clarity perspire active and purpose in your careers and so we're GonNa talk about what it means to be a bad developer and notice that I'm I'm not saying what it takes to get fired as a developer instead I wanNA focus on the kinds of actions that you might be able to take and still sustain your career still hold job still continue being a developer just not a good one and ultimately this will stifle your career it'll stifle your growth and much of what you want to do you may never get a chance to you so gonNA share a list of things that would really help you become a terrible developer what's the most critical thing you can do to become a terrible developer is to always stay distracted and this distraction can come from anywhere really probably from your email at least because that's the most common distraction that we all have and so can easily let that one slide by but eventually you will get through those emails and there's GonNa be some lull in those emails hitting your inbox the other ways that you might stay distracted as a developer is in endless conversations about your tooling if you you have strong opinions or even if you have weak opinions if you continuously discuss those opinions with other developers and for come to any common ground that will act as a strong distracter for you in your career let's say that you don't yet have opinion and you work with other people who do or maybe you don't have a job as a developer at aw and you want to start out your career totally distracted well encourage you if you WANNA be entirely distracted at the beginning to try to learn as many languages as possible and what this will do is it will constantly keep you in that hello world state you'll never really learn anything majorly different between the languages right learn some semantic differences of a very small subset of the languages but you're never going to learn anything meaningful or practically productive by switching between them all the time so now you have a strong sense of distraction in your day to day work to kind of add a cherry on top make sure that your notifications on your phone are all turned on their all enable in that all of your social accounts are enabled as well so that you are getting those notifications at all hours of the day once you have this major amount of distraction with time that you have left in your day there's a handful of other things you can do to make sure that you become I'm a terrible developer we're GONNA list a couple of these Before we go to our sponsor break I make sure you attend all of the meetings on your account under even the ones that are optional be certain to be present but don't pay attention try to do work during these meetings and try to split your focus between them remember distraction is kind of the critical factor in becoming a terrible developer. and so if you attend the meetings the external perception is that you are engaged but actually because your mind is split between two things you're not really giving either one the attention that it deserves of course as a terrible developer you shouldn't ever tell your team what you're working on you shouldn't share that information with them and you certainly shouldn't know what they are working on so if you can to announce during your daily Standup or work on something entirely different from what you say is priority maybe even something that isn't even a kind of agreed on by the team as important enough to work on on now when you're kind of a rogue developer and of rogue developer is one of the characteristics of a terrible developer we're gonNA take a quick break and then we're gonNA come back and talk about Out some other things that might help you become a terrible developer but first let's talk about today sponsor.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"For sponsoring today's episode of developer t. So you're setting your goals, you're going through your resolutions. Whatever your particular way of you know, kind of doing a reboot for the new year. Most people have some kind of process that they follow. And by the way, if you are if you're listening to this, and you kind of don't believe that, you know, the new year should be such a big deal. There is some support that our brains. Do see the beginning of something as a good time to do this kind of thing. It's not just a, you know a way to sell gym memberships, this is actually there's there's some good evidence to show that we have we really do benefit from this kind of clean slate. Clean slate kind of thinking so encourage you to take advantage of this stuff and don't just, you know, push against it because it's the popular thing to do. But instead to find. Some value in it. Okay. So if you're doing whatever ritual it is that you perform to try to figure out what is it that I want out of this year? What is it that I want out of my life? These there's plenty of topics undeveloped not in the past where we talked about finding those things. But in today's episode of specifically wanna focus on how setting those those goals and figuring out how you measure them can be absolutely critical to your success. Here's the reality. If you measure the wrong thing if you choose the wrong metric. If you are for example, let's say that you decide that your health. Is going to be measured by strictly your weight your body weight? You're going to measure your health strictly by your body weight. And perhaps you're going to measure your physical.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"The. What are you doing today to improve? The easing answer for developers often something along the lines of learning language or reading a book about programming or maybe building something. These are all very good. In fact, there essential parts of the learning process as developer. You might even include listening to this podcast in your list of things that you do to improve your career, and I would be honoured if this pike cast made that list, but if we only focus on our practical skills, if all we do is learn a new technique for building software. If all we're doing is adding to our toolbox, and we don't think about the wide range of tools that we may actually need and instead of adding to our. Toolbox for actually just adding a bunch of the same type of tool we may end up in a scenario where career seems to be somewhat limited. Our ability to move laterally in our career from one company to another or her ability to connect with the people that we work with connect to as the show is so often reminding you are career purpose. The truth is the work that we need to be doing is not just about our practical skills. It's also not just about our relationships are networking these things once again are very important. But there's another piece to this puzzle. Then perhaps it's the primary piece at least it's the kind of the foundational piece, and that is our working on ourselves are working on the. The way that we see the world the way that we perceive our jobs. You're listening to develop a t my name is Jonathan Cottrell. And in today's episode. I'm announcing something we've already kind of soft announced before the new year began. But today, we're officially announcing that the tea break challenge is live. It's.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"That's developer t two zero one eight that will give you that twenty dollars worth of credit. There's so many other things that linen provides as part of their service. We're not going to get through them all in today's episode, but owed is a continued sponsor of. Developer t thank you again to Leonard for sponsoring today's episode. So we're talking about kind of the etymology of a software project. All of these things. We probably have some bad and some very good memories that are being vote by talking about his various types of problems that we face in software. Some of these things can make us feel proud. Some of them can make us feel a sense of shame and perhaps the most important feeling for us to pay attention to his fear. Fear is important because fear is often an indicator. The feeling of fear is an indicator of some level of uncertainty. The unknown. This is often causes fear as software developers begin to work on a new project, the fear of the unknown. Specifically the fear of the unknown as it relates to changes things that I might interact with things that I might do. If you give me a task, however you are managing those tasks doesn't really matter. But if you have a task and I take this, this on as a software developer go into this project that has all of these eighty sink receives that we've already discussed in the earlier part of this episode. Then it's very possible if not likely that I'm going to have some level of intrepid nation. I'm going to be uncertain about the changes that I'm getting ready to make. And so understanding that software comes about as the result of human processes that should prompt us to create systems that support that human side of sulphur development. So what is what was it mean to support this? Well, first of all, we have to recognize what of those human traits can cause software to be dangerous. Right? And again, we said on previous episodes of the show, I'm gonna say it again on this episode if you follow the fear. In other words, if you pay attention to what developers are afraid of, you'll often uncover places where your software needs to be refracted needs to be changed or rethought in some way that software is causing a level of uncertainty as some uncertainty is is absolutely attributable to a lack of experience for a given developer in this needs to be kind of brought out as well, but very often, uncertainty and fear come as a result of a developer feeling like. There's something that they should know, but they don't. And perhaps that thing that they should know is not necessarily rudimentary programming knowledge, but instead it some kind of knowledge that's embedded in this project, something in that life cycle that atom apology, something human, some decision that was made along the way or some colloquial language that was adopted along the way. Some vocabulary that is not obvious. Maybe some level of indirection is confusing or maybe even unnecessary. And so as new developers come onto projects, this is a critical point to understand the fear, the uncertainty that those developers have because this is going to point you in the direction of places where your code has the artifacts and perhaps even an damaging way the artifacts..

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:50 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"But as a beginner starts on this path, they don't have the scheme. A Bill tough. So younger developers, you're listening to the show. I encourage you to not be afraid of choosing different solutions. Of course, it's important to recognize that there is a lot of value to be learned from people who have experience, but remember that your benefit as young developer is that you are more apt to question. Why? Why are we choosing solution x over solution? Be. And when you ask these questions, you're slowing down your thought process in your creating your schema more intentionally rather than relying on your existing schema, your forging new schema. So if you are an experienced developer in order to kind of combat this issue where you may have blind spots, it's important that you do two things. One, listen to the questions and the concerns of learning developers. If you're an expert, then having the questions reposed to you that you haven't asked maybe in evening years, these these same questions allowing those questions to ask and considering the answer slowly intentionally slowing down and I would even recommend doing something like telling yourself out loud that I'm going to think about this thoroughly. I'm going to think slowly about this idea. This will allow you to challenge. Your schema and it's important that you keep this learning mindset not just because you know, maybe you're scheme is wrong. That's not really the point. The point is that blind spots can cause problems as you collaborate with other developers, especially if you're in a company where you have new people on boarding all the time. One of the reasons that new people often feel imposter syndrome as they come into a company regardless of their experience level is because other people in the company are fairly experienced with their way of doing things. And in fact, usually companies have a kind of way that the company does things. And so as you come in as a new developer for that company, it's easy to feel like an impostor. If you don't know why things are done the way that they are so experienced developers, if you are mentoring young developers, especially if those developers are working in a collaborative role with you and courage you to slow down. And allow those those developers ask why things are the way that they are and young developers to take advantage of this of this brand new field of new scheme that you're creating in.

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Developer Tea

03:02 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"Again, it is your lotion for sponsoring today's episode of developer t. So we're talking about beliefs today and I want to. To kind of explain why believes her some important when we have beliefs that kind of act as these immovable guardrails in our decision making process. And when we have beliefs that we're building our habits from those habits, kind of add, even more structure to those beliefs you can think of that as kind of like pouring cement over your guard rails on really creating this immovable object. That's very difficult to dig up very difficult to move to change in any particular way. And as we get older and as our brains continue experience more things and we continue to travel down those roads with those particular guardrails, they become even more ingrained in. There's a good reason for this to happen. Of course, over the years, we use confirmation bias to help us even further establish the sense of safety that we get from the. Guardrails, no one wants to feel unsafe. This is true, not only for kind of our pride or mental pride of doing something that isn't smart, but it's also true at a fundamental human instinct level. We don't wanna feel unsafe. And so we justify a lot of our believes with reasoning. The problem is sometimes that reasoning is broken. Sometimes it's flawed or sometimes it's really kind of copying pasted from someone else's reasoning. We heard a story we saw we had a particular experience maybe and we base a given belief off of those experiences or from those stories. This is the idea of anecdotal evidence and very few times do we look at, for example, the frameworks that we choose to use or the languages that we choose to use or the particular way of running an organization very. Few times if we're the ones that are making the decision, it's very difficult to look at those what they true critical eye with the intent of checking those beliefs. Did I choose the right language instead we try to answer a different question internally. We try to answer the question. What are the good things about my choice? And even further, how can I make myself feel good about my choice? How can I feel safe? What are the reasons that I can feel safe about my choice? And as we said before, at the beginning of the episode, what we really need to be doing with our beliefs is giving ourselves of rain and understanding of how much we actually believe whatever that belief is. So I have a very simple exercise for you..

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"The. As a developer, you've probably encountered the discussion or the offer to pursue a remote engagement, some kind of work where you're not necessarily bound to a specific location. Most developers would otherwise be in an office, but then they choose to work remotely. And traditionally this is working from home, but more and more people are working in a nomadic state or working as they travel for example. And this isn't necessarily all that surprising. Most of the materials that we need to do our work, it's pretty much a laptop and a good internet connection. So it makes sense to do a little bit of studying about remote work, seeing as many of us in many of the people listening to the show, especially will end up with some kind of remote engagement as your primary means of income. My name's Jonathan Cottrell and you're listening to developer team. I go on the show as to help driven developers just like you connects to your career purpose and do better work. See you can have a positive influence on the people around you. The people who come in contact with you. It's not just the people who are using the stuff that. Make, it's the people that you surround yourself with. And one of the ways that you may have a positive impact is based on your location, the literal community that you are part of. So it's very possible that remote work is going to improve your community relationships, but that's not what we're focusing on today. Today's episode were focusing more on the problems or more specifically, the one major problem that many managers are concerned about, and that is, how do we communicate with remote workers? How can we -ffective -ly create the same type of productive environment when people are not around each other? When there's no water cooler for example, no, passing each other in the hall and sharing personal stories about what happened over the weekend. That doesn't really happen when you're. Workforce is remote. So we want to talk about some of this communication dynamics and maybe something a little bit more surprising about how to mirror a more natural communication pattern. We're gonna talk about that a little bit more and just a moment. I wanna share some news with you all. The first piece of news is that spec has just launched a jobs board for designers and developers. Go and check it out. It's at spec out of him slash jobs and quick shot up to Brian Levin for pulling that together. It's a super awesome job board. Of course. If you are winning to hire designers and developers, the spec community is full of talented into people go in post your job. You can post at the same place back him slash jobs of second piece of news is that developer t recently rolled over ten million listens. We have five hundred sixty six episodes. Now we're actually nearing Tim one million, but ten mil. Billion listens since we started this show and I can't tell you just how grateful I am for you all the listeners, the audience of the show I want to connect more and more with you and the future is exciting, very thankful that you have stuck around this along, especially for those of you who who have subscribed over the years and you've listened diligently. No, there's three episodes of week that's a ton of content. And of course, we've had people listening some people even since the very beginning, some very grateful for that amount. Just that sheer number of people who have participated in making developer t happen. Thank you so much last piece of news. I wanted to remind you all about breaker upstream. This is a brand new partnership that developer team and breaker the pike, cast listening app breaker. You can find it in the app store..

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"The. For the first few minutes of today's episode, I want to talk about kind of where we been and layout a little bit of a vision for wherever headed the show isn't going to change very much, but I do want to identify the reality that developer t started as a developer focused pike cast. This is pike cast that we want to to give developers the most value. Now with that often looks like impact casting is really specific technical discussions in. We've had a few of those on this show, but more more I'm noticing that developers who listen to this show, they value the discussions that we have. There are a little bit more abstracted away from technology, taking those concepts and then turning around and applying them to your career as a developer, as well as your practice as developer, not. Only your coding practice, but also how you handle yourself in social interactions and professional interactions. So I wanna make sure that everybody understands as you're listening to the show developer TV is intentionally crafted for developers, but the topics that we talk about on the show in many of the principles that we uncover on the show, they extend well beyond the development practice. This show will continue to be focused on software developers into the future. We're going to continue talking about these abstract concepts. Sometimes we will have technical discussions from an abstract perspective, but you can consider this moment in developer tease history, kind of the open door moment. We're not restricting the people who listen to the show to only software developers because as turns out software development is becoming a more and more open field. The value of creating software is going far. Beyond, you know, web development or even application development and it's extending into every other sphere. So I want to make sure that the people who listen to the show that if you're not if your job title doesn't include software developer and even if you aren't necessarily targeting job where that is your title that you know that you're welcome here because the show is more about and principles than it is about any specific technology. And the truth is we've had all kinds of people listen to the show and reach out and say, thank you because the show has provided some kind of value well beyond the software development practice. So I appreciate you for listening to the show, but I also want to extend that welcome to anyone who's listening to this for the first time or maybe you're developer and you know somebody who can appreciate this show even though they aren't necessarily developer themselves, encourage you to share. To share, whatever you think is valuable with those people. Okay. Let's jump into the content for today's episode. If you haven't already guessed you are listening to developer, not my name's Jonathan Cottrell. And the goal of this show is to help driven developers connect to their career purpose and do better work so they can have a positive influence on the people around them. And you've already heard some of the ways that we do this. We talk about abstract ideas, talk about a lot about how the brain works about how we can work effectively as humans. So in today's episode, we're going to talk about a very important subject. Of course, it's to do with the way we think not just the way we think in general, not the way we process information, but the way we view ourselves and as a result, the way the issue others..

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"The. Part of the point of developer t is to help you the driven developer connect to your career purpose in order to do that. Sometimes it takes a little bit of investigation on the show. We're going to talk a little bit more about purpose in this episode. Specifically, we're going to talk about how you can find purpose in a smaller way. My name is Jonathan Cottrell and you're listening to developer prety, and we've already talked about point of this show in the other point of the show is so you can do better work because it's very difficult to do truly good work. If you're not connected to why you're doing that good work, the most lasting motivation that you will find is caring about the work itself. Of course, there are other kinds of motivation, for example, a paycheck or working with people that you enjoy being around. But if you can't find motivation in the work that you do, then you'll probably find limit to those other motivating factors. But in today's episode, I wanna talk a little bit about the struggle of finding purpose in your work and maybe help you out a little bit at least four today. That really is what today's episode is about the work you're doing today. So it can be difficult to find purpose. There's a bunch of techniques exercises you can do to try to uncover your purpose, but people can go their entire lives and never really find it. It seems like an elusive treasure that you have to dig up or maybe something that doesn't exist at all. Maybe something that you're searching for that you'll never find because it's not there to find. I think the problem with all of these ways of describing purpose is the idea that somehow this purpose is a token something that you can seek, or you know something that you have to carve out of the matter that is your time. And unfortunately, this is very hard to do for most people finding that token, finding that buried treasure that hidden sudden epiphany. This is something that doesn't really happen to the degree. That they feel like it substantial there is not a kind of light shining through the clouds. It piffling moment for most people. Now that's not to say that you won't have moments where you have more clarity than others. For example, figuring out that you like working with interesting problems. The sounds very generic, but sometimes people don't care about how interesting problem as so even those kinds of insights to your own preferences. Your own desires can be helpful. Other fifties that you may have is the people that you want to work for. For example, the users, the clients, the kinds of people that you care about working for regardless of what you're doing for those people. All of these things can be composed into some semblance of a purpose, and it's easy to think that are the people have found there's in the same way that it's easy to think that other people find that one perfect path. In any other area of life that they choose the perfect school or the perfect significant other everything fell into place, just right. The reality is much more messy. So what can we do when we have to deal with this irreducible uncertainty, this kind of big block in the road that we can't walk through. And sometimes it seems like we can't raw walk around it. We might have to choose different road altogether..

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"Your time investor energy into machines rather than incremental thinking all of your energy going into maintainable investments where you have a little bit of cost you how to have a little bit of risk but ultimately the upside is significantly worth it that's the way that i want you to think if you're listening to the show if you are driven developer i want you to start thinking rather than in terms of incremental value i wanted to think in terms of machines of generators of things that provide value that continues over time i like to think that developer tea falls in this category for the people who listen to the show because every episode of developer is available oil it's free and we continuously add to this catalog try to keep as much of this content as evergreen as possible and so what what this means is that people are constantly finding this content the constantly getting new value out of it this is a generator of value rather than just being a one time value where everybody can listen to the assode and then it goes away new people can come to the show and anytime and the same value that the regular listeners who have cut in out of the past episodes those new people can get at any point in the future i hope that you are excited by the idea of machine thinking i hope it clarifies to you ways where you may be wasting your time in ways that you.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"Over to spec dot of him slash lynyrd use the code developer t two thousand eighteen at checkout and you're going to get twenty dollars worth of credit you can use that twenty dollars on any of leno's hourly plans and services go and check it out spec dot fm slash linda think you'll get a leno for sponsoring today's episode of developer t i think again we have we're in this is more american problem may be then then it is a universal problem but increasingly so for for all kind of people in this industry at least the idea that problems are supposed to be solved quickly rather than solved thoughtfully can be really damaging in in the long term and so yeah i mean but at the same time you know you don't want to you don't want to strip away and so it's really about finding where the most valuable effort is rather than we're the most complex effort is necessarily and sometimes those things can become a little bit muddy but this is this conversation on complexities exactly where i was hoping this discussion with go but i do want to kind of pull back a little bit and ask you you know of all these experiences that you've had what really kind of as for you personally what parts of this have you connected to kind of a deeper level where you feel like hey you know what i'm really actually serving a important purpose for these people who are using air table for example in what has has there been any particular moment where you felt really strongly that that you were exactly where you were kind of quote supposed to be in that moment yes absolutely that's great question i i think i've always found products that have take something that was previously really complicated and only assessable to kind of a small class of specialists and really kind of lowered the usability bar enough that it can have opens up this whole new class of of creativity for you know kind of a whole new set of people so i guess like one example of that is going back.

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Developer Tea

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"You won't be able to definitively put a ranking between you and another person the only way you can really create that ranking system is on a single or on a group of metrics that only pale in comparison to the reality of the complexity that every person phases every day there live so recognizing when you are engaging in this kind of comparison especially when you start feeling uh you selfdoubt and when you start feeling a lack of self worth or when you start feeling like no one around you understands you and that's a year superior to everyone around you when you have these feelings remind yourself that things are more complex that everyone has their strengths and weaknesses that comparison is only a rough metric to help you survive you can thank your brain for trying to help you survive but then move down the road and remember that the best thing that you can do in any scenario when encountering any person is remind yourself of your own humility remind yourself of the things are grateful for remember the you have something to learn from every one thank you so much for listening to today's episode of developer tea and of this was a much more relational and kind of a neuroscience oriented episode but i believe that this subject is really important for developers who are going through this this struggle trying to figure out in a where they fit and trying to figure out if they're good enough to pursue this career and wanna tell you on a wouldn't be the first to tell you you have common ground with the best of the best you have common ground with the most capable developers they experience very similar things the you experience on a daytoday bay ace is your life is not so far removed from the people the you admire from the goals that you have remind yourself of this every day that everyone is human than we all have an opportunity to take advantage of those.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"What does a text message have anything to do with how much money you save that's what we're talking about on today's show in kind of a roundabout way my name is jonathan control you're listening to develop a t my go on the show is to help you become a better developer we're not going to go through all of the details of what that means in today's episode because i'm really excited to get into the content for today this is an extension of the previous episode of developer t we talked about practical practical advice for changing your habits changing your behavior and we're going to continue that discussion today there's tons of research on how behavior change occurs and how we can encourage it both on larger scales with with a group of people or perhaps if you're a leader of a company and you have employees you may want to nudge your employees in one direction or the other that that is the large your scale of behavioral change but also in ourselves uh our own behaviour change how can we do the things that as we said on the last episode in our slow thinking and our intentional and deliberate a goal setting thinking how can we accomplish those things even if those things are relatively straightforward like for example taking your vitamins every day rate and this is a very common an example taking your vitamins are drinking enough water every day is a very simple habits and yet we often fail to accomplish these habits and this is true in our software projects to i it doesn't really take that long to write a speck and we know that it's going to cover us is going to help us significantly and we also know there's plenty of research that says it doesn't really slowest down in the long run if you if you play out the course of an average software project writing tests very often doesn't slowest down most of the time a dozen so why don't we take the time that just as a general rule why don't we take the time to write those tests i know ha i have had issues with this in the past and changing that behavior.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"Let me say that again this kind of like a aside bonus piece here i'm going to optimize my energy and focus rather than my time essentially what that means is i want to put my energy and my focus on the right things at the right time my motivation isn't to try to regain extra minutes in every single crack that i possibly can but rather to put my energy and focus on the right things at the right time all right so moving onto number two of the three things that you should stop doing is a developer number two going with your first got four estimation going with your first got for us mason this is a totally different subjects then staying up late read this is more about your working processes we've talked about us summation in the past before it we've talked about estimating sandwiches i recommend hueco and listen to that episode that when really can change the way that i think about estimation fundamentally but here's the reality your gut believes the you are better than you are and this isn't a bad thing your guy is not you know it is not prideful rain it's not a problem of humility but rather it's a problem of perspective and the ability to forecast your guy is not a good forecaster and here's what ends up happening unexpected things occur right even in the average case are even in the most predictable work style the most predictable work environment with the most predictable work tasks i'm predictable things can happen.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"It will get that twenty dollars worth of credit thank you again to leonard for continuing to sponsor developer tea and helping developers everywhere have access to excellent when xboxes for less thank you again to leonard so we're talking about things that you shouldn't do in today's first episode of a three by three week on this whole week we're going to be doing these three point takeaways today's episode is three things you should stop doing is developer number one staying up late staying up late at first they my career i thought i was doing a good thing by staying up late i felt creative i feel energized it felt like i could get a lot done and i felt like burning the midnight oil that was something that was kind of it followed the lord of being a developer it was part of being a developer in a lot of ways culturally speaking people know delivers as the guys who stay up late and drink energy drinks and eat pizza and hack things out fix problems build staff build side projects and all of that was attractive to me on top of that i have a natural tendency to want to stay up a little bit later rather than wake up early and as it turns out this doesn't really work out and for a few reasons one most businesses actually run uh a normal business hours rain so even if your company is progressive and you work remotely in you work a synchronous lee and you get to choose your hours most other businesses run from nine to five.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"What differentiates you as a developer so many of the problems that we saw with code are not necessarily complicated and so much of what we do is an about managing the code itself but it's about managing ourselves it's about managing the creator of the code ends setting us up sending your own teams up setting up yourself your patterns for success setting you up to deal with people who need that code set you up to understand the people who need that code the users the clients the people you work with these are all so much more of what you will spend your energy on throughout your career as a developer this is not to downplay the importance of code this is not to downplay the importance of technical understanding because truly to be a great developer you must not forget those pieces but for the majority of developers who are listening to this show your career will demand more from you impersonal interactions and more from you and understanding the psychology of helping other people and the psychology of productivity and the psychology of learning your careers going to damn demand more from you in those areas than it ever will demand from you technically of course this is heavily opinionated this is my own perspective on this subject there certainly jobs were this is not true and there are certainly parts and days of your career where this is untrue where truly eat the most value that you're providing is in the technical sphere but for the most part uh these interpersonal connections are going to be the difference maker for you you're listening to developer t my name is jonathan cottrell in my goal on the show is to help you become a better developer.

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"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"developer" Discussed on Developer Tea

"I hear and i forget i see and i remember i do and i understand although the origin of this quote is somewhat unknown the it's a chinese proverb but most of the sources citing that come from the 1960s the underlying concept of this quote is still very strong that's where we're going to be talking about in today's episode by name is jonathan cottrell you're listening to developer t michael on this show is to help you become a better developer you may be listening to this new not a software developer guy you don't right code i don't do maybe anything with computers although fewer and fewer people that category as the years where on in as technology continues to imbue our lives and even if you're a software developer you may not see yourself as a software developer the title of developer is very much so incomplete for most people who work in this job tons of people own businesses and also develop software tens of people who listen to the show are also designers who work with software perhaps you are indeed or writing code in your daytoday work enter code continues to become more and more important so as people start listening to this podcast in those varying categories i went to make sure that we're avoiding mislabelling developers i want to make sure that we're avoiding perpetuating a sense of fear of perpetuating a sense of impostor syndrome but talks about impostors syndrome in the past but part of the way that we do this is by not trying to get into extremely technical details in short podcast and that's one of the reasons why we focus on larger more applicable topics that span of basically your entire life you can listen to this episode and five years from now and hopefully it will still be applicable to what you do so we aren't afraid to talk about specific technology we are avoiding those conversations but a lot of the time the better value the you can get out of this podcast is going to be when we talk about things like what we're talking about today today's episode is focused on learning.

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