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Fresh update on "programmer" discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Is payroll on November nineteenth by December he was stalling with investor she didn't have the money to pay all of their withdrawal. Requests on December tenth, he suggested to his sons Marken Andrew that their firm PAT over one hundred, seventy million in bonuses. Two months ahead of schedule from two, hundred, million in assets firm still had mark and Andrew confronted their father ask him like what are you fucking do and how can the firm paid bonuses if they can't even pay investors and at that point made asked us tons to follow. Him into his apartment where he admitted that he was quote finished and that the asset management arm of his firm was in fact, nothing more than a Ponzi scheme in his words. One Big Lie Market Andrew reported their dad to authorities. How sad for them to realize that their father's business a business he'd hired them you know to to help him with with giant con wasn't a financial guru fucking liar. On June twenty, nine, two, thousand, nine made off with sent two hundred and fifty years in prison. He's in prison right now. So Pyramid Scheme Ponzi Scheme MLM company why do these people do it? I think the simple answer is greed they do it because they want lot of fucking money. and this type of crime when you can get away with it pays a lot more than running a legitimate investment company. Also and I'm guessing a bit here power and control. And who else loves power control co-leaders loved to have godlike influence over the lives of their followers. Who Run these financial schemes love the con- itself as much as the money that comes with it or if they truly love to people. To prove themselves over and over and over and over again at they're smarter than all the people who've trusted them even if they're not smarter just less scrupulous. And what about the people who buy into these schemes they keep falling for too good to be true. Investment promises some MLM's or able to drag their profitless participants the ride for years how? Because MLM's often affects victims in psychological way similar to how a cult effects cult members according to Rick Allen. Ross. An expert cult de Programmer Colts, and MLM's are incredibly similar over the years. Ross has helped e program more than five hundred Colt victims. MLM's pop up. So frequently in his deprogramming temps, his line of work that an entire chapter of his book colts inside out devoted specifically to an amway intervention. An Amway. Is actually where next co-leader Keith Ranieri got his start. According to Ross most destructive cults and MLM share three defining characteristics. One a charismatic leader who is worshipped and revered to a culture of coercive persuasion or thought reform in which all members of the group are taught to think alike and isolate themselves from anyone who questions their devotion and three sexual economic or other forms of exploitation of group members by leaders obviously with MLM's expectation usually economic, not sexual. Like a CO leader, the MLM leader controls everything regarding how individual members operate within their group charm by the opportunity of making money have a community people suddenly find themselves under the control of a powerful institution like co-leaders. MLM's heavily promote the success of the distributors who do Prophet and they shame those who don't. If a cold you don't believe the leader is the one true. God. Or a prophet of the one true God right? That's that's not the the leaders problem. That's your problem. US Don't have enough faith you maggot. You don't make money in an MLM. That's not because the system is built for everyone to succeed is because you aren't trying hard enough to succeed. You're the problem not the system symptoms perfect. Maggots, worship, the system, civil vitamins you lazy fuck hail the Good God Amway. I just felt ten central. Michigan members lead to Costa curious. Once people began working for the company. MLM doesn't tolerate questions or criticism I do not defy the God Amway Hail. Amway. Take. Amway's probably the most harmless group by the way just cracks me up to tease him. Douglas and Brooks. In Attorney who represents victims of pyramid schemes describes what often happens when a distributor questions and MLM's authority says, you're trained to avoid people who questioned whether this is a viable business or not, which is exactly the same technique that cultures. They try to isolate you from people who question your belief system I've been contacted by number of people who deal with colts, survivors, and some of their clients are former MLM. People. As time goes on and participants lose money, their self esteem diminishes they feel at fault for their failures anytime the attempt to blame the MLM system the blame is shifted back on them by other distributors who are unwilling to accept criticism about their company like a cult. MLM's also tended target the desperate who to colts gopher often they go after people who are down on their luck and some people who are lonely spiritually hurting lost souls desperately looking for a home lonely souls looking for a sort of family MLM typically go after people who are financially hurting people who don't seem to have or at least feel like they have many other financial options. Now, let's talk about some very fascinating psychological principles. That we've talked about. To some degree here in the past and the suck I but were discussing here again. The key to why people throw more money away after initially Louis Money Shady lies in the psychological principle of doubling down when our brains try to prevent us from acknowledging that we've made a bad decision doubling down on a decision is the result of to psychological processes at work cognitive dissonance and the backfire effect I find all the so interesting and kind of a bit depressing but also interesting. the former involves the difficulty in reconciling to opposing ideas. In the nineteen fifty-six book when Prophecy Fails Psychologist Leon festinger and his co authors describe what happened to a UFO. Coat when the mothership failed to arrive at the appointed time instead of admitting error quote members of the group sought frantically to convince the world of their beliefs. They made a series of desperate attempts to erase their wrangling dissonance by making prediction after prediction in the hope that one would eventually come. True. This UFO Colt scenario is an example of cognitive dissonance. The stress we experienced when we hold two contradictory thoughts, beliefs, opinions, or attitudes. Cognizance is what we feel when the self concept I'm smart I'm kind I'm convinced belief is true is threatened by evidence that we did something that was not smart. The we did something that was not kind and hurt another person or ourselves that the belief is not true to get away from these uncomfortable feelings you either have to modify your view except a new evidence and come to terms with the fact that you fucked up and made some terrible choices or you can deny all incoming evidence, the points to you fucking up and if you choose the path of denial. You. Start walking down a real shitty path that has literally never made anyone a better person. when you refuse to admit your mistakes, you train yourself to be less open to constructive criticism, which is not good. If you care at all about evolving improving constructive criticism helps hone skills correct bad habits.
Unreserved goes to the imagineNATIVE Festival virtually
"For me imaginative has always been a place to share stories through video audio, digital interactive, and also through exhibitions and visual arts because I, think there's really a quite a unique way that indigenous artists are telling stories and we are really just showcasing the multitude of these artists and all of the voices however nuance they are from many different nations. Sneaky, little the artistic director of imagine native describing what the festival looks like usually. But things are a lot different this year. Like most festivals, the covid nineteen pandemic has forced things to move online. There's also new faces at the helm. The new executive director, Naomi Johnson happens to be my sister full disclosure. But it's also Nikki. Little's first. Hear is artistic director. Though things are different little hopes. Attendees still feel that festival experience. So every day actually Naomi and I will be giving a short live updates of what you can expect for that day at ten am, and then every day at ten am all of the films that will be released that they are available. So from that point on people out of forty eight hours to watch the films on demand and then. Additionally at two o'clock three o'clock and four o'clock the programmers. So either Susan Blight Adam on Darlene upon our myself will be hosting a feature focus or short program Focus, which is a twenty to thirty minute conversation with directors from from the films from the official programming. So exciting people are bringing. Some of the cast, some of producers and themselves to talk about the work, and then each nightly usually has an event. So definitely look out for those and some of the free programming are the exhibitions, the digital interactive and the audio works. So those are those are at People's leisure to see can meander around and connect to those different spaces. That's Nikki little the artistic director of imaginative. You'll hear more from her a little later on in the show. The Imagination Film Festival August Schellenberg Award of excellence was created in partnership with August wife Joan, corrosive, which Schoenberg. It. Honors members of the indigenous performance community whose contributions reflect Augie, Spirit and commitment to the field. This year's recipient is Lauren Cardinal. Lauren is pretty prolific in his own right. The cree actor was the first indigenous person to graduate from the University of Obama's acting program in nineteen ninety-three. He is more than one hundred film television and stage credits, and he played memorable roles like Davis on Corner Gas Daniel Della of sixty, and he is the voice of Grandpa, nat on Molly of Denali. Welcome to the show learn and congratulations. Thank you very much and congratulations to you fail, and now for listeners we should mention we do know each other we've been on stage together. I think I think only the one time I think the one time but. Incredible actor right, and human beings so Lucky. Company I feel like I'm getting an award right now. So this award the the argue award since affectionately known, it's been given to performers Michael Gray is like Michelle thrush like ten Sukarno. So, how do you feel about taking home the award this year it's a great great honor I knew Avi I've got to work with. A few times and left an indelible mark in my life and he he was one of my mentors. So is lucky to call him a friend mentor. He's He's pretty special human being yeah. I had the chance to work with him a little bit and he was he was quite a force who's quite a force. So I imagine again, you know this, this award is very personal because as you mentioned, he was a mentor and a friend to you. And you guys did work on a number of projects together. You know some of your earliest work was alongside Augie. But for people who might not know who he was, who was he too you? Well, he was a prolific stage actor. He's one of the first classically trained theater native theater actors in Canada. So you know he's he set the bar high right off the bat he went to National Theatre School, and then he moved onto Stratford as well, which is incredible place to be. And in nineteen sixty, four, him being the first native person to be on that stage is is pretty incredible. And Role in the George Regas. Ecstasy of the Joe. When he played the young fireball Jamie Paul which I think every almost every native actor has done that play in one shape or another. Always been, you know setting the bar quite high. One of the films that you start in alongside Augie was to come see the last warrior and the movie is the story of the Shawnee leader and you played his brother loud noise, which is a you know he's a pretty iconic person in history, but also a really meaty role to play. So let's take a listen to the scene where your character loud noise believes he is dying. To search die. Was More hotton inside. Slave lies in. Lust. You're in ski. Misery is not their fault. Zone. Cropped. Can Spirit Foster own spiritual ways. Voice. I was. Be My message. Woke store. That was a little bit from the film to come see the last warrior. So the film came out in Nineteen ninety-five and our guest today learn cardinale starred in it. So, what's it like to listen back to old clips like that Lord I, wonder who that flute player was. Awesome Yeah, it's interesting. Always hearing it going Oh, I could have done or I should have done but. I remember that scene because it was one of the funders scenes to do in the whole in the whole movie. But I. I was Kinda Green when I when I did that role. So you know I always going full out every time. And Way. We shot that particular scene is that we started on the people above me. My brother and sister, and so I was off camera giving them the lines and I went out every single time for that for them off camera, and then she turns to me and she goes. You might want to save some of that for yourself. Oh Yeah I. Guess she goes. Yeah. I. I appreciate it but I don't need all that. I made her cry, which was my thing I just wanted to order. So she could get to the emotion that she needed and she was crying and stuff every time we did it
Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are about 50–50 ...
"A new study from astronomer David KIP ING published this summer, and the Journal Universe argues that the odds we live in a simulation are just about fifty fifty. As you can imagine this has caused a bit of a stir scientific American broke down kipling's arguments as well as some responses to it, and some of the previous where he was building off of an a lot of it frankly goes a bit over my head, but I wanted to share some highlights at first for the less matrix inclined listeners. What exactly do I mean by the idea of living in a simulation basically that all of us are mere virtual beings existing if you WANNA call it that unknowingly in a massive computer simulation? Over the years many scientists have tried to uncover ways. We could prove whether this is true or not. But some of the work has also revolved around calculating the odds of US living in a simulation or whether we are simply in base reality that is to say that we actually exist and this isn't all simulated. Is. Worth noting there's a lot of debate over what the simulation actually means and how one even defines consciousness for that matter. I kinda like this interpretation from Neil degrasse Tyson that he shared on a recent episode of Star Talk Quoting Scientific American, the simulation would most likely create perceptions of reality on demand rather than simulate all of reality all the time much video game optimized. To, render only the parts of the scene visible to a player maybe that's why we can't travel faster than the speed of light because if we could, we'd be able to get to another galaxy said Chuck Nice the show's Co host before prompting Tyson to gleefully interrupt before they can program it. The astrophysicists said delighting at the thought. So the programmer put in that limit end quote. Someone Pretty. Wild to think about and apart from the Matrix movies bringing this concept to the mainstream most scientists refer back to a two thousand three paper by Nick. Bostrom in Oxford philosopher which quote the Magic, a technologically adept virtualization that possesses immense commuting power and needs a fraction of that power to simulate new realities with conscious beans in them. Given this scenario, his simulation argument showed that at least one proposition in the following trauma must be true. I humans almost always go. Before reaching the simulation savvy stage second, even if humans make it to that stage, they are unlikely to be interested in simulating their own in central, passed and third. The probability that we are living in a simulation is close to one and quotes. But more recently keeping whose paper I mentioned was published earlier. This summer collapsed those first two propositions into one because in both cases, there are no simulations and he used busy and reasoning to calculate the probability busy and reasoning quote allows one to calculate the odds of something happening called the posterior probability but I making assumptions about the thing being analyzed, assigning a prior probability and quotes. Using the reasoning with regards to the simulation kipling's calculation comes out to about fifty fifty. It leans slightly in favor of based reality in part because he says that even in a world where we can simulate reality as more and more of them are spawned the computing resources of each generation dwindles and eventually simulations aren't able to be hosted bought. The odds could change if we do actually invent the technology to simulate conscious beans at which point, it becomes almost certain that we are living in a simulation. And could we ever figure out if we're not real whom on Awadhi and expert on computational? Mathematics. At the California Institute of Technology says only if there's a finite amount of computational power because if it's infinite, it could create whatever degree of reality necessary to continue tricking. US. Essentially, there's a lot of complex hypothesizing going on in several different fields and you can read a little bit more about. The link in the show notes. But at the end of the day keeping goes back to Adams Razor, which says that simplest explanation is usually correct and in this case, the simplest explanation is that we're at based reality there is no simulation just the boring hard truths of our real existence. So take that as your red pill.
'So Hard To Prove You Exist': Flawed Fraud Protections Deny Unemployment To Millions
"During the pandemic state unemployment systems have become a target for organized crime rings, they steal money through fraudulent claims but arguably a bigger problem is that some of the systems in place to prevent fraud like that have been hurting millions of innocent people. NPR's Chris Arnold reports when Sevi- guas lost his job as a food and beverage manager. Marriott Hotel near San. Jose he figured locale apply for unemployment. This was back in March he went online put in his info waited for weeks couldn't get through on the phone after more than a month he was told to mail and more proof of his identity mind driver's license picture of my past poor copy of my w. two she said the more documentation that I could put. In there to prove who I was would help out my case out his case Gouache had clearly lost his job with a big company had ide- what was the problem but this dragged on and on weeks would go by they need another documents and six months later, gouache still hadn't gotten any unemployment money manny can't find another job I had about seventeen. Thousand dollars saved gouaches thirty two years old, and he'd been saving up to go back to community college to try to become a computer programmer. He moved into a smaller apartment to save money but he still had to drain that entire savings for college. There's not enough left to pay rent next month to watch what I worked really hard to get dwindle away. I don't WanNa get angry in front of you for the interview. But it has been really really frustrating and the whole thing to seem so Kafka ask avoidable to him. It's so hard to just prove that you exist in California alone millions of people are having a hard time proving they exist as they struggle to get the unemployment benefits that they deserve and it turns out washes right? A lot of this was completely unnecessary.
TornadoVM: Accelerating Java with GPUs with Juan Fumero
"What is Tornado VM? What value does it add? Yet. So Tornado VM is a new way to your applications without worrying about Howard details. On. They user at the end of the day, you don't have to worry about this by codes nothing that this is how it works internally. So the value that we are, he's done the implication is something easy to understand your right serial code. So couponing cool and You have to write parliament you have seen in parallel. Mbingwa in Tornado Deride Serial Code each task is a serial. Then, Tornado will paralyze it for you basically. So they using only things only need to think what do I want not how do I want to perform to another will manage how do you want basically TO GET MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE And that's the main value. Yet, another thing is donated can dynamically change device. So because now we have uplift four of multiple devices we have one sip hugh, one view or multiple-use. Perhaps, if Jay, so now we're to run the Colt. The now becomes a mess right because I want to maximize performance but tornado has a mode that can figure out which one's the best achieve Bet Bay performance better performance. And how much better performance are we talking about? This happens on on the device run but typically we're talking about one two or three of magnitude faster than Java. DM compared with C. to grab him for example, the FDA application is A. Petition for digital, processing. Is, very. Simple program is just tune still loops and album of calculations. Square would things like that. And you can get easily thousand, one, thousand, two, thousand and ex compared to Java seat to compiler or growl vm. Most of the performance become. Because of the power of the GPO right of the device in this case. We also, because we scrawl and we comply with crowd, we can optimize things father that you don't see. Kelly like I'm rolling blue and then evaluate constant and so on. So we can get also bit faster in that sense but normally the speedup comes from the device so just to some of your questions. So on GPS, we get around to magnitude on effigies these harder to get performance from conceal. Some cases to about one to two of magnitude in the best case scenario. You mentioned that this is a good fit for pretty much any data intensive applications. So let's have already got a date intensive application written. Is there a way to port it to the Tornado VM? Yet so We're actually working with some of the partners. We haven't the project to do this. They have already existing applications and they were deported to. We have some as soon as you comply with it ornate of the restrictions. We don't support the whole Java. Okay. We'll help support a subset is possible to run it with Tornado. VM. Yes but it it really depends application. So the output of Tornado vm is it a Java Programmer Residency Program? What is the lowest level? Execution Situation? The output of Tornado. VM see program source. Code. Which means that we will need another compiler to compare to the final binary. But because we execute up in Seattle with open supermodel, that's part of the actual driver in. So we pass the Kennel. Generate to the driver, and then we'll do the final compilation. So, that's a branch of the code we have now in public. But now we're working on another. Extension actually. So instead of going to open here, we got pediatrics. Okay. Stay the machine goes simply called. Kind of is an obstacle for NBC devices. Okay Barley security threats. And in this case, we also need the final driver defined by the driver. But it's lower level. So pets close to Saint Louis Assembly code east of secret.
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.
JetBrains with Natalie Kudanova
"Chedda Brennan Susan International Company of at Crates, professional software development tools to help developers work smarter and faster. We do strive to create the strongest most effective developer tools and of ambitious attitudes. By mating common tasks, we enabled programmers to focused on co design and the big picture instead of boilerplate. Code. That's awesome so I'm curious I have spent some time as a product marketing manager, and it's always kind of a difficult rule to explain the people people are not clear whether or not it's technical or not, so what is a day in the life of a product marketing manager? And do you really see a hybrid between product and marketing? Well in a sense it is, and actually there is no typical day at least for me I'm basically the person helps the team. There will be maintained. Hear the voices so for Ruby developers and I'm the one who tells Ruby developers would good Ruben mind has to offer. That said I communicate with customers, online and offline I'm in charge of advertising mortgage, research, content, creation, codeine, sometimes and so I. Don't do it all myself of course, but I am the dot to where all these lines connect. I love that where some of the best places either online or offline to reach Ruby developers. Oh. I'd say it's a it. Of course and twitter has a huge community. And we have our own channels like our newsletters. We also forget a lot of feedback a the our. Issue Tracker. So. There are lots of places. Social Media and online. That's great, so I'M GONNA. Put you on the spot and ask you for an elevator pitch for our listeners who haven't had a chance to ever use ruby mind before I've been a user for about five years and I absolutely love it. So why should ruby developers consider using ruby mine? Ruben. Mine is an ID that said it has all essential tools that help you go. More efficiently. It offers powerful Golden, said features such as gold. Completion Golden Education language, specific inspections will quick success refectory in editor, Weekday Communication Remind provides a test runner debater visa supporter I could go for hours. It's basically everything you need to develop and Ruby only monoplace. Now I agree I really and I should say this as well that jeopardizes not a sponsor of the podcast I was excited to have Natalie on. Just because I've been a user of the tool for so long and really there isn't many tools out there like ruby mine, and what's fascinating about jet brains is Ruby mine yeses further ruby on rails community, but they have a solution for pretty much every market out there. My partner writes PHP foles full time and he uses PHP storm. Yeah actually it's pretty easy to transfer from one idea to another for example. If you want to learn a new language or try something you, you can just switch to a different Gebran tie, and you'll be like at home.
Learning to program: The journey of Graham Cluley
"States you learned how to program by buying a magazine of local news and spending hours. Over the weekend, the bore ously type in the basic commands, and this is how I learned how to to program computers, and I loved it, and I started writing computer games for my friends. I actually began to write games which were in a way, a mixture of both. Programming and literature I got into. What's good interactive fiction will will come into the text adventure games, and after awhile I began celebrates text adventure games in those adventure games ended up on the front discs of. Magazines and I would say at the end of them. Look if you really liked the game. Why not send me five or ten quid, and all I'll help you get further in the game or something you map. And then one day. A package arrived on my doorstep from a Guy Code Allen Solomon. Played my games. And my life changed forever. I was misled. And inside the parcel, it had to check the twenty pounds, which is more than I have asked for and a copy of duct. Psalms antivirus talk it and a letter saying if you want a job, let me know. And, so I rang him up. and. I went for an interview and he gave me a job and I was his best effort. Windows program at. So few years I was writing songs, antivirus windows, but what they noticed was that I think actually I was at a particular show where we were launching the product, and I would see the sales people demonstrating my software my creation. I think they're not showing the good bits, and so I said No. You mind if I have a gun. And say they let me have a go on stage. And soon there was a bit of a crowd around as I explained and talk through my magnificent bit maps which are designed. So I think I sort of bullied my way. In time out of the programming department, so I made this great big jump. Over time I became more and more the public face of Dr. Solomon's talking to the press describing what was going on in the world of CYBERCRIME. Writing articles and generally just. do it doing tap dances effectively. And, then one sad day. The company got bought. and. Frankly I think I lost it about six weeks. After period of gardening leaf. I decided to go and join sauce vocal about half the salary, but three times the fun I wasn't involved in any of the programming US office, but I was involved in. The social media activity, and probably the primary thing of all was something which myself and criterion now co hosts a podcast with me smashing security We set up a block code naked security. At the time it was something a bit different to be honest when we launched it, there weren't many technology companies who writing every single day. About what was going on what was going on in terms of threats and trying to explain them in simple language, we were trying to explain these things in a in a way which. An intelligent child would understand because I always felt as being a problem. Where buy nerds speaking to other nerds and I. Don't think that's the solution to the cybersecurity problem I think we have to be able to communicate to everybody. Effectively I. My career now involves Brighton articles. Make Him podcasts and giving public presentations. that that's that's what I do. and. People. Thank! Goodness, interesting. I have to say Oh, how I say it and so they're asking me to keep doing that. I, wish I had gone independent sooner. Has Been An interesting new challenge and I? I wish I'd had the confidence to do that sooner. And to carve my own career is all kinds of changes because I'm basically a one man company Naum. Things like. Network. So much more important. That used to be I'm naturally quite introverted. If you've. If, I. Don't know you I'm quite quiet and shy in off high all hanging out in the kitchen or something I definitely let parties and things that he likes to be around. I'm good with the people I. Know, but I'm not good with he I time. And so I find myself events now and I push myself and say. Okay I. Don't know anybody here. Maybe, I should just go and chat to someone. Is Still. Twelve year old computer programmer inside me. It feels a little bit scared about doing that sometimes, but you know. Sometimes.
From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel
Becoming a Coder
"Use spent the last few years fully immersed in the world of coders. You've interviewed over two hundred developers as admins, architects, engineers and programmers for your buck. Yeah I spoke to boy on awful lot of software developers all over the ecosystem. Great you the perfect co-pilot, so glad you could join me be here. Let's start with the most traditional path to becoming a coder going to college to get a computer science degree. I think for what I do as a product manager, it's important to have that technical foundation and glad I did it through a computer science program because I feel like I. Don't understand like. How do I program something to do this? But I also understand like what goes on under the hood. That was venom rot single. She graduated from Stanford University in two thousand sixteen with a computer science degree. She says her education set her up for product manager positions at facebook, Google and other companies. Clive. Voters out there, get CS degrees. If you look at the stack overflow survey, so that's the big gum coating site, and they do a fantastic survey of tens of thousands of their users every year. And their data suggests that about sixty percent of the coders that are on stack overflow that are professional. They have some sort of formal computer, training or something close to it like electrical engineering and and the numbers may be a little higher than that, but let's just say you know two-thirds, so it is still most common route far and away for becoming a coder. Is Go and get a computer, science, degree or something related to it. Is that because s degrees are lucrative. Yes, they are They are what an economist would call a costly signal right? You know they indicate that. Hey, I'm someone who's willing to spend a lot of time learning this stuff so you know I'd be a good person to hire. If you're developer, you're having to constantly learn all the time. New Frameworks new languages new environments. So, so some of the reasons employers would tell me that they like getting people from computer. Science degrees is because those people just spent four years doing nothing, but learning and they're going to need to keep on learning. When you get an undergraduate degree, you're learning, but you're also learning the theoretical math. You're also learning about algorithms, and you're learning about networking and computer systems, and I think all of those just give you very solid foundations so that if you were? Were like you know switch industries or not like? It would just be a lot easier for the Stanford degree helped with being taken seriously honest. You just confidence like that's a big part of it to dealing with imposter syndrome, and then also like People WanNa. Talk to you, even applying to jobs after like you just it's just a lot easier. Because of this big network you have do cs degrees make them better performers than those who come into the industry traditionally. That is a really a really great question. It's a hard one to answer. Because I got completely different answers from different employers I. had some people tell me that? Yeah CS people are just more confident and more self assured and can hit the ground running, then sell trained people bootcamp people, and then I heard exactly the opposite right like I heard you know for example, give it cult. He runs river, which is like a is becoming the dominant e commerce site for selling musical equipment, fantastically growing profitable firm and he's like. You know. I used to say I only wanted CS grads, but they just didn't have all the sort of life skills that you want to be a productive team member and more and more. He stood at hiring bootcamp. People self train, people people who. Are Musicians learned on the side. You also hear praise for the non computer. Science, people I think from a certain class of investor or even old school coder there in the fifties or sixties, and they taught themselves using like a like a commodore sixty four back in the eighties when they see someone who came along and said Yeah I. Just is in job in hospitality and I hate it. I learned. Learned a ton of stuff on Youtube and Code Academy. They're like yeah, I want that person. It is very by model. Shall we say there is a class player? Is? That is really rigorous about only during CS, and there's a whole of the class at actually sometimes regarded as a real mark of pride to be self taught or a scrappy person who change their career and went to a boot camp.
The Stories Your Code Tells
"What is the story of Your Code? That's what we're talking about on today's episode. My name is Jonathan Trail and you're listening to develop see. My goal in the show is totally different developers like you find clarity, perspective and purpose can their careers. When I say the story of Your Code, what does that mean to you initially? How it came to being certainly. But what exactly your code tells? What does your code explain both in the code and beyond it? It's important to recognize that all code. Every piece of code you right will have a story where it came from. Why was written that way? Why certain decisions were made? Even if those decisions were made quickly, maybe made with your gut verses arduous thinking. That is still a story. And here's the critical factor that I want you to understand for today's episode, and this is a short episode today. Something for you to kind of meditate on to think about as you move through out the rest of this week. The stories that you have around your code. Continue to. Accrue as time moves forward. So let's say you're writing. An object oriented programming language. Something like Ruby or Java. And you build up these names. These name conventions classes these objects instances of classes and. You create an idea. Some kind of mental wrapper around a bunch of values, maybe some primitive values or relationships to other things. and. It's important to recognize that that idea. is necessary to grasp what's going on in your code. But it's also important to recognize that the idea has more meaning than the code gives it. Think about that for a second. The idea has more meaning. than the code gives it. A class means more to the person that is writing it then it means to the computer that is interpreting it. This is necessary to understand because. It means that name our classes for example. In ways that constrain the way we can think about them. And so the narrative of our pass code in many ways constrains, or helps define the narrative of our future code. You can imagine that if you were to rename every class in your your code base that you might come up with a different structure entirely and. Perhaps more importantly a lot of those relationships you might have to rethink. Additionally it's very likely that you have concepts that are named one thing. But are referred to as something different, or at least they're understood by us the programmer or other engineers on your team as something different than what they're named. Perhaps, there's more meaning that is imbued on that object. Maybe that meaning is living slack conversations, or maybe it's living in your own personal memories or conversations that you've had, or maybe it's an documentation, but we tend to overload the code that we write with more information and that story exists somewhere else somewhere beyond the code. So there's two simple pieces of homework here for this episode. The first is to consider what that story is. What is the history of the code? How did it become the way that it is today in whatever project you're working on, and then secondly? It makes sense to consider whether that story lives. Where do you go if you want to understand story of the code? which you'll find very quickly is that there's not just one story. That everyone has a different experience with the code base. And in many ways, the code is a snapshot of those various experiences. My one engineer may have fought for a long time with a particular class in the code base, and other engineer may not have ever touched that class, or maybe they wrote the original class, and now there is some kind of interpersonal dynamic as a result of those two people interacting with that code in that particular way. Take time to consider what the stories are. The you're telling yourself about the code. Take, time to consider what the stories are about the objects that are in your code base. And if it's not object oriented, there are still other things that are in your code based processes functions. Definitions, all of these things that we add we add meaning to. Go beyond with the computer can understand. The culture surrounding your code is important to
Undercover Robot Interview
"Hello, this is Bertie I'm here with some big news. I've written a book. That's just been published. It's called undercover robot my first year as a human, and when I say I've written it what I really mean is that I co wrote it with my old friend, what he's not that old, but his name is David Edmonds, so let me introduce you to my collaborator and friend. David, Hi, story, Neue I am a key data old, but anyway we'll pass over that, David. Perhaps you can tell the audience a little bit about undercover robot. Well undercover Bogut is about. About a girl could dotty and dot. He's eleven years old and the thing you need to know about doc- is that she's not actually a girl. She's a robot and she's been designed by a professor Catnip, who is kind of like a dad? And if Dottie can survive for a year at school without being identified uncovered as a robot, she and professor catnip will win a huge amount of money. She lives with professors. CATNIP family who don't know that she's a robot and at school. Most people are taken in, but there's one boy, isn't there? Who's really onto her? Yes there's a guy called Martin strange. Who is trying to expose her and I should explain that it. You actually spot low Bot and identify the robot correctly you win ten thousand dollars, so people are on the lookout to see who might be global in their school. It turns out that there were five robots around the world who are trying to win this prize. And there were people trying to out them. Okay, so I haven't mentioned this yet but David. You're a philosopher onto you and you've published quite a few books. Some of them bestselling books on philosophy and book has. Has Quite a lot of philosophy in it, doesn't it? It's got a lot of philosophy quite well hidden, but the basic issue is quite philosophical, which is where a robot can actually be like a human. Is there something special about human beings that means loobox never copied them, or could really brilliantly designed and built low bought actually not only pretend to be like a human being, but to all intents and purposes be just like a human being, because dotty is very nearly like a human being, but she gets a few things wrong and Some of those things raise lots of questions. Questions in philosophy. What about Dadis first meal at the CATNIP family? How can just having SOPA raise philosophical questions we'll dottie gets into trouble very early on because she doesn't understand etiquette that you're supposed to put your knife in the light hand and the folk in the left hand least in British culture, the old thing about etiquette is that in other societies they do things differently, so it seems a bit different for morality, so for example pretty much every society people think it's wrong to murder somebody, but in different societies, people have different kinds of approaches to meals and food in some. Some societies you're supposed to burp loudly to show your appreciation. which little girl in the story does, doesn't she? The little cabinet goal does BURP and dotty Kapisa dotty copies. dotty assumes that that's what you're supposed to do. dotty can't quote workout which rules a supposed to be universal, which will supposed to apply to the whole world, and which rules exposed to apply just a maybe British society, or maybe just to the catnip household where she lives because at school there, lots and lots of rules aren't there and lots and lots of detentions it. It's a very strict school and dotty has. To navigate the school as well, but she doesn't want to be too good, because if she's good and doesn't get into any trouble. That would be suspicious. That will be like not a normal kid fact. She has a misbehavior quota, doesn't she? She's allowed to misbehave. I can't remember that eight percent of the time or twenty percent of the time we discussed it a lot, but of course she overshoots a quota quite a bit and gets into lots and lots of trouble. Yes, she also has to get what her designers programmers called friendship point she has. has to try and make friends with people in her class to show that she's capable of meaningful human interactions. There's a girl Kohana. WHO's quite a rebel who becomes her friend? But there others that she really annoys like Cindy Low, isn't there? I mean most people find quite lovable, but she can be a bit irritating sometimes. Yes, she can sometimes take it literally, which other people find really annoying. humor is sometimes be off, so she sometimes doesn't get palms, and at least the early stages. She's not very good at picking up the subtleties of human. Human Interaction and that's why she gets into so much trouble. We're not going to say everything, but it does build up to a very big climax, and some really crazy stuff starts to happen almost surreal stuff that you as a philosopher I believe. Call a thought experiment. You know if you imagined this crazy thing could happen. What would that mean to philosophy? Yes, store a few thought experiments, the something that happens when dottie is in a zoo and wild animal escapes, and it looks like it's GonNa head for and possibly injured possibly even kill a bunch. Bunch of kids and don't has to decide very quickly where we should try to strap the bear, and pointed as it were in another direction, but the problem with doing that is that it would put other people at danger. Fewer people sadate estimate this decision wherever to save thirty lights, but at the cost of paps, killing five people, and not just any five people as it happens to people she would endanger would be members of the family that she lives with
What's the Most Expensive Book in the World?
"These days with printing and digital technologies being. What they are books can be very affordable. But when you get into collector territory prices can be astounding. Today's question is what is the most expensive book in the World Abraham Stuff? It's me person Sagar. Sometimes I like to imagine that long after I'm dead. A wealthy philanthropist is going to buy my diary for millions of dollars in lend it to museums across the planet. Then everyone would finally know the answer to today's question. What is the most expensive book in the world? Something by William Shakespeare the Neck Renamo con twilight new moon. Well it all depends on if the book is printed or if it's handwritten if we're talking books that have had multiple copies printed and the answer is the Bay Psalm. Book which sold for more than fourteen million dollars in November of two thousand thirteen it was originally printed by Puritans in Cambridge Massachusetts in sixteen forty seeking religious freedom. These settlers wanted their own translation of the Old Testament. Today there are only eleven copies remaining and it is considered the first book printed in America but if we include one of a kind handwritten texts than the Bay Psalm. Book isn't even worth half the value of the most expensive book ever sold. That title goes to Leonardo DAVINCI'S CODEX Leicester which sold for thirty point. Eight million dollars in nineteen ninety four to a little known computer programmer by the name of Bill Gates. Adjust that amount for inflation and today the Codex is almost worth fifty million dollars. In fact. That's forty nine million. Five Hundred Twenty eight thousand five hundred. Sixty one dollars and forty cents. If you WANNA be technical it's an unbound seventy two page notebook filled with Davinci's drawings and thoughts mainly about how to move water yet. The most expensive book in the world is basically a plumbing manual more on that in a minute. A lot of DAVINCI's writing was lost to history. Almost half of it. In fact so the Codex. Leicester is mainly important because it's a single collection of his focused ideas. The Codex is written like many of Davinci's works in something called mirror hand. All the letters are reversed and it's written from right to left so the only way you can read it when it's held up to a mirror and you probably need a fluency in antiquated Italian as well. So it's a book about water that's written backwards to be fair. That's oversimplifying things a bit. It's primarily about how astronomy and geology relate to water. Considering the functionality of tides eddies and dams really Davinci was trying to figure out how to harness the power of moving water he demonstrates how pressure increases with theft in a fluid and the Codex examines configurations of siphons and differently shaped pipes. He's particularly interested in the fluid mechanics of how water moves around obstacles. This manuscript was first purchased in seventeen. Seventeen by a guy named Thomas Coke who later became the earl of Leicester Hence the title Codex Leicester But in one thousand nine hundred eighty an art collector named Armand Hammer bought it changing. Its name to the more bad ass Codex Hammer. This only lasted fourteen years. Though intil gates bought it and changed back then he made it into a screensaver for windows. Ninety five actually gate seems genuinely inspired by Davinci's example of pushing themselves to find more knowledge. He's even loaned the book to a number of museums years so it be viewed and studied by the public. So that's the most expensive book
Your Own Personal R2D2
"Welcome to you now. Podcast where we discussed stories in science and Tech. Make US ask exactly that everyone thinks for listening. I'm your host Stephanie Educator in Science Aficionado and I'm Michael Programmer Technology Good Afternoon Stephanie. What'S UP Well have you ever been stung by new murderer when it's yet have you now yet? I but Not going outside anymore. Never leave your home and you should be okay. Yeah no I know that a lot of people are still dealing with the coronavirus right now. I am just so grateful that there are smarter people than me out there looking for ways to help you know. Find new cures so just wanted to quickly mention I ran across one. That's in my on the Monitor. Ut Austin that's where. I graduated from Hook Them. Horns there are. There's a professor out there he's Actually GonNa Cure Krona virus with a Momma's Rama's yeah. Yeah Yeah you didn't know this but are actually on some pretty amazing creatures because over the past years to hold on the face masks. I don't understand. Yeah Their Superhero Llamas. So we can actually They found Antibody produced by these llamas and it basically binds tightly to the protein on on cove. It so that it it can attack you and so there is a potential treatment that they could Produce these antibodies mass quantity and distribute them to people who are at risk or who have already been diagnosed whereas you know obviously people are working on a vaccine which is good But not everybody might have access or want to get this vaccine so have a Lotta Shield Shield Allama Yeah we all need to get our own personal a basically no they are in the preclinical studies right. Now so they're testing it in hamsters and a non human primates which I thought was an interesting way to say you know monkeys there phrase before. Yeah so they're they're going to try it out and see if it could potentially be a treatment for us so yeah Llamas Obama's I have problems llamas or any other variant of whatever species a lobbyist so Stephanie Was Star Wars. Movie date here. Well we were watching star wars movie last week. Actually for a May the fourth be with you. Yes I mean. Everyone wants to start saying I just heard there. There really isn't a new one. I forget the forget. The woman's name is GonNa help write it but it seems promising either way it does break my heart a little bit. Though that when my kids think of Star Wars they think of the you know the. The newer movies is more than the ones that we are up with. I'm not sure I know if my kids know what star wars is it was. It was a happy meal toy for a little while when the movie was added December. Yeah they got. They got the toys. These little stupid star wars looks like a little longer thing but it's not really a Hologram is dumb. But they're still a bit young yeah. It was an awkward conversation. You know when Antigen kind of goes on his rage and kills like the whole village and everything he. He's the bad guy it's weird. Yeah it's definitely I mean. People talk about the right order to watch star wars and all that when you show it to your kids but I don't know you just never replicate how how we came just hours. Not even I mean even necessarily. It's it's so old. I watched all the star wars before I came out on ninety nine but I was seventeen when when episode one came out so like I knew. All the twists stopped but not it wasn't like ingrained the same way it was like you grew up. Watch if you're a teenager. We saw star Wars Serb return. Whatever yeah so for my parents they got to see it in the movie theater for the first time and I just kind of watched it on video. Yeah you Kinda delegates you. I don't know if I don't I don't remember. I was young. Probably younger than maybe. What the target you had you got and see the movie but like the elevators father. I don't know if that hits the same way. Twenty years later as does what did you know in the graphics of the silly laser. That's it to like. It was space fights and his lightsaber stuff. That was like ingrained culture by the time he saw it and now kids like the stuff is but what does that. Yeah like. My daughter was asking watching this movie and she was like wait. A minute is good or bad guy. And it's like well just star. Just keep watching and you'll see you know it's not going to have to have the same effect for her because she is starting out with a an thinking of him as a good guy you know whereas we came from the opposite and love okay. Darth vader was definitely the bad guy. And then okay. Let's watch the the PREQUELS and like oh. He used to be a good guy. It's a completely different experience. Yes we isn't it. I always like stuff like that when you come to. I mean I wish the movies were better than the first three really star wars. Isn't that great? A movie from a cinematic like sinophile. Kyp- story Oh critic is interesting. How the stories come out differently the way you watch them and it's always neat when you can watch something different watering a different experience and learn more I was so but specifically joints. You'll have joins now right. You have a little helper. Droid running around. I mean we do have like NBA's and this thing but rt to is going to be probably one of the most beloved star wars characters. Maybe the only put a number one. Yes I would agree with that Do you lake deviate will ever come close to rtd to it with the generation. Now well I guess I guess ask arcades kind of thing but like archie. Just been around forever. And he's like the he's the prototype of the first one that we were really introduced to and fall in love with his beeps and stuff and you know he. He's the U. N. title that. I'm not nerdy enough to know but like he gets in the back of the starship and he's helping guide and will connect to the computer. He's like he's a he's a helper droid and that's something that people are thinking about now is. Are we going to need help? A robots getting around
The European Commissions approach to blockchain
"Hello and welcome to inch blocks urine. Decadent podcast to blockchain ans- mark contracts. I'm will eat. Scuff your host for this week's podcast. We be discussing the European Commission approach to blockchain. And I'm very pleased to have Peters Zilkha this head of unit digitalization Blockchain Digital Single Market Directorate at the European Commission Peteris. You've got a lot of titles. Many thank you many. Thanks for joining us today. Could you please give us a brief introduction on yourself? I'm glad to I mean I'm a lawyer by background. I have the JD degree from University of Southern California before they had a political science degree. And though I've never really practiced their California state bar for almost thirty years now and since Two Thousand and five Florence. My Country Latvia joined the European Union. I've been ahead of unit in the European Commission and digital innovation. Blockchain is what I've been working on and you could say to US sometimes perhaps over used term but It's a little bit my passion. I've been interested in walk chain and tech since about two thousand and twelve so perhaps not at the very beginning but at least relatively early for the public service this is also why I'm The original co chair of the Fintech Task Force. I have my second Co-chair coming from the financial services side. And then I'm from digital single market and I mean in both these areas I'm working in legislation and policy in funding infrastructure and research and managing it as well as working with with stakeholders and international cooperation. So it's an interesting bunch of things to work on. I'm glad to be doing it well. As you sitting the key term as passion because you're effectively getting the job of three other men so very impressive So Peter is As it is customary here at Inter blocks. Could you please explain our listeners? What is blockchain? And how does it work? Well glad to try. This is one of these things. It's a little bit of a communications challenge and exercise. But I mean I would say that. It's simply a growing list of records of blocks In a ledger that are linked utilizing cryptography and generally managed by peer to peer network adhering to a protocol for communication between the nodes and then validation of the new blocks that perhaps gets already a little little technical some listeners. But I would say. It's a way of validating transactions and data in an immutable in permanent way. So that you can be sure that they haven't been tampered with and that you don't have double spending of a value and that you can transfer data along with that value. That's the way that we see it and I think it's also important because some people are I think most of all sometimes negative that they say Blockchain is something that's bad because let's say uses a lot of energy if they take the original crew for work and everything that doesn't do that is is not blockchain. I mean we take a very wide view. I mean distributed Ledger Technologies Hash graphs tangle on these types of blockchain inspire technologies is is blockchain for us. I mean we're not trying to freeze history in two thousand and nine. When the BITCOIN paper was Was published or at some other point. It's developing technology and I would say what is really important is the element of decentralization which is not black and white. It is a gradient going from something which may not exist of completely centralized to something which also may not exist of being completely decentralized but actually allowing a degree of decentralization That a single database or even some federated databases. Don't don't allow so. This is where I think it gets exciting and where it makes it possible for a diverse group of actors to work together while preserving their autonomy. Excellent really loved that. I'm element of your definition of. It's a gradient of decentralisation incidents that's a spot on now could you introduce to us all the different bodies within the European Commission you have the digital innovation in Boston you need. And other bodies within your commission that are here to research enable and further development of blockchain in the EEG perhaps give us an overview where we'll do some deep dive in in some of the sure. I mean starting with with my unit. We're kind of the policy leaders on blockchain as a technology. But we're not. We're not the programmers as I said. I'm a I'm a lawyer and a political. Scientists have other colleagues are engineers but were more economists lawyers people looking at digital policy and in my unit we have the e U Blockchain Observatory in Forum which is a think tank working for us that has a whole set of reports and videos and regular workshops which used to be physical in at least right. Now they're virtually cited We also have the European blockchain partnership that my unit runs. This is twenty nine. Different countries twenty-seven all twenty seven e. You member states and Norway and Liechtenstein. Who are building a European blockchain services infrastructure together. I mean actually building an infrastructure. This piloting this is not testing. We're putting public services on the blockchain justified. We had quite a filtering to see which cases were justified to utilize the blockchain. And this is also something you could call a regulatory sandbox because while the countries and us are working together we obviously have to look at European Union legislation. We have to look at national legislation. Most likely you don't find anything. We're blockchain is prohibited. But you certainly don't find many cases where it specifically allowed though. You're getting some legislation in France in multi in other countries. It's specifically see a root for blockchain Roxanne legally And then we also collaborate with the International Association of Trusted blockchain applications as stakeholders organization I myself I'm in the OECD Policy Expert Advisory Board on Blockchain so we collaborate with OCD with the United Nations and others and In Not Buzz. International position of trusted blockchain applications a global governmental advisory board but also in the OECD activities. In the other activities. We probably would participate in the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. This year I spoke myself in the IMF Fintech roundtable last year. Also you have the collaboration in the Fintech Task Force as I said from our side digital single market I gave a basic description on the other side. You have the financial markets colleagues the call as coming from research in Salon with the financial markets colleagues. Were collaborating on the digital assets possible legislation we just closed the public consultation on digital assets. Hearing what the stakeholders with the community has to say and in another context of the Digital Services Act which is a updating of ECOMMERCE along with addressing the platforms. We are seeing how perhaps smart contract so we have to do something to ensure that there is not any fragmentation of different requirements smart contracts across the digital single market and the twenty-seven member states. Something that we want to want to avoid
The Second Plague: Murder Hornets
"Welcome to you. Did what now a podcast where we discussed stories in science and tech that. Make us ask exactly that everyone. Thanks for listening on your host. Stephanie Educator Aficionado and Michael Programmer took a good afternoon. Stephanie how are you? I'm fine and we are surviving? How about you the same happy Cinco de Mayo? Time are listening listening to this. It's probably probably already celebrity. Cinco de Mayo having a Margarita. Anyway he's actually what else you got today. How many people are making tacos tonight for dinner? We taco Tuesday in single tomorrow. This is the thing right. Everybody's Yeah I don't do. I've talked to us. I should make tacos anyway. So lots lots going on in the world. I guess I I saw this recent start like before we we hit record. I noticed the story of the tweeted through the Times which all the coronavirus stuff is supposedly ray me seventeen clicks to get logged in. And let's see a but the title is with Crisper a possible quick test for the virus it looks like they're using crisper to test for for carnivores for covert ninety. I noticed something about that. I was looking into that and Yeah I think there's a lot of different applications for using crisper. You can test for different. Antibodies are you. Can you can engineer a a a gene. That will basically glow under simplify. It'll basically glow if it recognizes the One of the antibodies from Corona virus. And so it could be a really simple way to get that test out there and have it be more accurate than maybe what they're dealing with. Now Sarel yes that's exciting. Everybody's YEAH SPURT UP CASPER AT RYAN. Exactly the kind of a bad rap for all of the different weird types of things that is trying to do but it could prove to be very useful in the coming months ahead. Yeah this was. His name was Zang. I guess he's He's at the broad institute in Cambridge Massachusetts. And he's apparently one of the pioneers of crisper technology or whatever he said it up with a pregnancy test and they got like a little violent stuff. You make something. Put The little drop in and reacts and then you dip the paper in two two lines means you you have in nineteen or or. Don't get the two tests confused. Rather what would you rather have at this moment? Which you find out that that your wife is pregnant or that. She has corona virus. Not Sure Enough I. Let's let her have. She's actually having grown admires test in like an hour. Oh okay well. I hope she doesn't have any sentence now. She just works. Used US going to the office in a lab. So they're just they've they've gotten some tests so they're just gonNA have everybody take a test every once in a while acting so. Yeah so what else are we talking about? No more carnivorous onboard board occurred something else out there in the world. There's a the world is fine. No you know as Americans. We always it. Seems like we always have to have something to panic about. If you you look back in the past year comes in a cycle of about every every couple of months. There's a new thing that we must immediately panic about and shut down everything and of course you know in Corona virus head and we really did have to everything and so now America's kind of getting tired of that so Let's move on. Let's introduce a new I something else about Introduce the murder Hornets from Asia. Great Murder Hormone that. Just this is what third play the fourth leg. I'm not up on my Bible. Yeah I know that's kind of what I was thinking. At what point do I need to let lambs above my above my doorway to prevent my starter? I got a robust Saturday. It will repel mortar murder Hornets. I'm sure yeah. So why is everybody concerned about the murder Hornets? Is it really a big deal? Is this just something else that you know. The media is pushing us to distract us from whatever else is really happening. Should we concerns? So what have you heard about murder Hornets? So far I honestly. I've tried not to read it up hundred Hornets. Because I wasn't really looking for more in my life I'm spending so much more time outside now from omb and like normally all you'll be going trip or visit grandparents or we you know indoor soccer whatever it is. We're doing now slow. Go play in the backyard so the kids get actually retired for bedtime. So you're telling me there's more murder Hornets there. Yeah I'm sorry to burst your bubble but now now we've gotta worry about the Asian Murder Hornets so don't get too Scared about it yet. As of right now they're reported sightings are all the way on the other side of year and We started in in Vancouver and now in Washington. There was a beef farmer. He had a nest and back in November. He went to check on his honeybees and discovered that his entire very healthy beehive with completely destroyed. They were healthy the day before then. He went to go check on the next day and basically he started looking at them and all of their little beheads were cut off his head on Teamer Hornets too. Yeah they are murder. Hornets necessarily because they murder humans. All this is this is violence. I don't need to worry about right. Yes well you know you definitely would not enjoy getting stung by a to inch long Hornets. That is not something that you want to have happen to you. Although scientists from the nineteen th century right. I'm not just out there leading. Bees and spiders stigma right. I guarantee you. Some people are out there trying to test it. I think there's a guy on on youtube somewhere. That has already films himself. Getting stung by a murder Hornet. Just see what would happen surprise. It hurts jackass movie this year. Isn't there Jack Ass movie coming out this year? This isn't this isn't related to that right now it might be. It could be a completely. You know publicity stunt for there are no hornets. That's just the jackass movie. Yeah they're murder. Hornets not necessarily because they murder humans but because they murder other bees and so they can take out an entire hive of bees. In just a few hours they They go in and they. Yeah they basically decapitate all of the bees and take over their nest as do they parade around them ca carrying their heads and spikes put them a little little Little twigs and stuff outside of the. Yeah Yeah so they're pretty. They're pretty deadly. Each Hornet can kill one. Be in every fourteen seconds using its powerful. Amanda Bowles to decapitate decapitated its prey. Oh and I guess so. Those beer are these are we. Arming these BS. How we find him back. How are we protecting the goodies for Hornets are pollinating? Hornets are not pollinating. So yeah this is. This could potentially be a really big problem. This is more more concerning than actually getting stung by the B. Is what effect will it have on the honeybees here in the United States who are already struggling to pollinate all of the things that we need? Pollinated your I already. We already had anxiety about the honeybees. We don't even more right. Yeah so yeah. So what are we gonNA do about these honeybees Years so you know there it. These these murder Hornets come from Japan. And so the problem is that whenever you have an invasive species come from one ecosystem into another ecosystem it's not bringing necessarily its natural predators with it
How I Built Resilience
"Hey welcome back to how I built this resilience edition so since the pandemic began retail sales have dropped massively across the country is customers are staying home but cliff. Bars actually seen a spike in demand because their bars are really popular among healthcare workers. I spoke to Gary Erickson and kick Crawford from their home in Berkeley California. The company's been distributing cliff bars to doctors and nurses while also trying to boost morale among their employees to me a little bit about cliff bar. What's been the situation for you guys? We're lucky you know. We're an essential food products. We on March twelve was the day we decided to close. Our office is just in one day. All of a sudden. We're like we're not in the awful. How do we run a business when people are are not in the office running into each other and having meetings and and coffee together out trying to throughout so we have been adopting ever since? Yeah it's it's interesting because we have like certain to businesses going on we have our office business and then we have our essential business are two bakeries one in Indiana twin falls. Where making sure that everybody's safe unhealthy. It's really different to have to do this right now. What's crazy so your headquarters. Essentially in Emoryville is closed down right now but you also. Your manufacturing plants are still operating because presumably. There's a demand for cliff bar. People are kind of want to keep things that that are shelf stable and lasts for a while I guess is. Have you seen a big increase demand for cliff bars redid and we did? There was a pretty good spike. And I We were maybe in third place behind the paper and Sanitizer But it's calmed down. You know I think the the object has mellowed out a little bit. But we're still there's demand demand is high and also you know we know that our product is a really essential food for healthcare workers. So far we've given out the first art march three point six million bars to food banks and healthcare workers frontline and then on another where on the second round. Brunell committed another three million through programmer calling Baked with love incentive gratitude Gary when you have been in crises in the past certainly with this business and when you think about it from a leadership perspective. What kind of advice could you give to somebody who is a leader? Even if it's a small business and they're kind of dealing with what's going on right now. I helped would sell duster couple. Things one is Don't be afraid to ask. Question has no answer Kind of off of Wendell Berry mad farmer manifesto of his about four decades ago. I mean we are asking questions every single data we have. We don't have any answer to but you can't be afraid to ask those questions and then if you don't have an answer today maybe tomorrow we've I can't even count. How many of questions. We've had to ask that. Don't have an answer. Maybe one could be like What are we? What is it GonNa look like when we go back to the office like when we first asked the office when is can happen? And what are we going to be walking around with right vase mouths on? And Are we gonNA be social distancing when we're back in the office and how's it going to work people you know. Eat and you know we. We don't have an answer for that right now but we're talking about and then the other part of it is just inattentive. You have to be hyper attentive to everything every day minute by minute hour by hour day by day and went and if your attention to something that comes up and we have people emailing US sane. Have you thought of this? What about this? How come this does happen? We're not doing this. Then you connoisseur out that you have to go to like how are we going to doubt and then as soon as you can't take some action and don't sit on things because we don't have time to sit on things we've been making decisions where we have to act now or tomorrow and we as sorry? We're screwed so adapt and take some action. I'm curious I mean. Obviously you are a bigger company much beer company than than a lot of the vast majority businesses in the United States. But if you think about this crisis and this is a little bit tricky because it's a sensitive word to use but as an opportunity are there ways to think about opportunities or to kind of focus on on the other side like how I mean because even with your business you're GonNa Change. They're going to be things about your products that change when when we come out the other side of this question. We don't have an answer to yes. Go ahead well. I mean I'd like to take a shot at it. I think long you know it. Does you double down in refocus on the things that matter for us? I think it's refocused us to consider what's really really important like taking care of our people but also how we work being efficient with our time being creative looking at a problem imagining scenarios. That don't exist yet like what if this happens. What how are we GONNA REACT? It's really made us much. Nimble in some ways yeah for sure. this is a question from about supply chain which. I think is is interesting. How are you dealing with your supply chain and and are you looking ahead to because it's you rely on nuts and on oats and on a variety of ingredients mostly domestic but some imported? So how are you kind of dealing with? The the possibility chain will be disrupted. That's another question that we don't have a full answer to because we don't know you know we're hoping that that were on getting close to the other side but it's still going to be of months we right now good and because we were in that essential category so we're not super worried about supply chain but were daily back to the daily attentive to it and always kind of ask our suppliers like we're good right. We're right and we do have our frontier team on our side chain. Every morning we we meet together with recalled the coveted nineteen task force. So were meeting every morning with this task. Force made up of ood manufacturing lead our legal team our HR team Our community team and our communications team. And we're we're doing that. So we can keep track of all these things and so we have teams under them that are tracking supply chain all the cliff bars that are going to the stores are. GonNa want in the future inside of balancing. That out is just a big rash or is this going to happen. You know slowly and then you know what level are being of yet but it's interesting that this is a time. This is the first time that our business models to kind of a full test like it's easy when you're not easy but so we have this five lines business model you know sustain Your Business. Our brands where people are our community and our planet and it's worked but now we're in the crisis trying to keep this model ally We're not just a successful company over here. Supporting our community and giving thousands of hours of community service not no work in the fire and we're trying to continue keeping those values in tap and living values so so far so good but Has Not Been Easy.
Creating Professional Slideshows and Albums
"Welcome back to this week and photo. I'm your host Frederik van Johnson. Today I'm joined by Daniel you Cinco. He's the CO founder and the Chief Operating Officer of a company called Pixel Salou and they make some software called smart albums and smart slides. And I think some other things that maybe on the horizon. Hopefully we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk about the future of the company but Daniels here to talk about the slide show space and the album space and the cloud speech of how things are changing photographers. Daniel welcome to the show man. How are you doing? Hey Nice to see you here. Yes as well. We've been trying to do the interview forever. So now now you guys went through a launch and the software is out there in the wild. How's it going or people enjoying? Yeah Yeah No. It's it's been good. We've been around now for November. It'll be six years since we launched my sincere album the first version so yeah. It's been quite a ride for sure. Wow I've got a ton of questions for you on that specifically I wanNA talk about the competitive landscape for you. What the software is. Who's it for what problems that it does it solve and all that before we do that I want to? You know you mentioned you've been around for six. Years gives for the people that may not have heard of the company. But how did it start? Why did it start what? What was the entrepreneur problem? You guys were to solve Yeah I. I've been shooting weddings. Since I was sixteen year. Old Kid has been a really long time. I'm a certain to turn thirty five here so I've been in the industry for a really long time. I started. Actually when I was still film days I was learning film. Back then and I just had a lot of Guess back then. You know photography inside. I was teaching workshops. Those travelling was talking doger's and at the same time I had a friend who was a programmer developer. He said Hey. I have some ideas about some cool apps that we can build and you seem like you have a hold on line marketing and photography. Let's do this together. And so that was in two thousand ten so nine nine years ago and yeah we had A. We had an idea back then. It was like an IPAD APP where you could basically create a design that looked like a printed book and you would flip a flip the pages on IPAD and actually went. I just came out. I was one But we made the APP. We spent two years making the APP and we should go to a lot of her. They loved it but apparently not enough to pay us any money so we had one customer the entire time one from Saudi Arabia. Out of all places. I don't why or how that happened. She was very upset when we told her. We are closing the down. So but We we realized that that The big problem is not necessarily showing the album on an IPAD But actually creating it because in order for it to be prepared for the ipad. We had to go through a similar process of putting images on the page and making sure they're all lined up and they look good together and back then. Most photographers use either photoshop. Or in design and in order to upload to our APP you also have to use design and we thought that our project. We didn't have any customers because the process of creating that album for the IPAD APP was too difficult. So we're like oh we should have a companion APP that you can use to make the layouts that would be really really easy and so that was the beginning of smart albums and as we were making smart albums we realized that there is a big problem. Not just You know an IPAD APP design but making it design for wedding and portrait for our food for books and albums be printed because this is also the time where they're called flush mount books whereas the old old school albums you'd have basically openings on the page and you would slip for pictures in there but the new modern albums which were becoming popular. You'd have a entire page that was A whole print and for these albums for flush mount albums you needed to create designs and so we thought. Oh smart albums big grade help here as well to help with our grade printed albums and so when we launched it in November two thousand thirteen it was for the printed albums and they really exploded and change industry because something that used to take in photoshop days and designed probably a whole day. Now smart albums you can make you know in fifteen minutes And Yeah after that we we grew from three people back then to now over thirty people. That's been collect fight it right. Yeah congratulations man. That sounds fantastic. That sounds like the the the ultimate ultimate sort of Silicon Valley for the most part but the ultimate sort of Silicon Valley story of Guy Sees Guy has issued guy solves the issue turns out people like the solution in Bhai. It and the company grows right. Yeah except we didn't have silicon valley money. We have to finance it ourselves. That's the big big difference. Oh Yeah Yeah. I'M GONNA dive into both of these so smart albums and smart slides so just before we do that from from your perspective. How how has the or has the industry changed? You know in terms of what they want. So you mentioned going from sort of slip in prints and the evolution into the full page being a print which necessitated doing layout and design and all that. Have you sitting where you're sitting? Have you seen a shift away? From printing and into more online sharing through facebook can in that sort of thing or is it equal growth on both the physical atom side of the business in electron side of the business. Yeah great question. I definitely seen a shift toward more. Just shooting burn and you know we can the warriors type of approach where Dr Become wedding photography become a secondary job and a lot of cases. But those who try to make it their full time business and they're full-time thing. They realized that in order to make it a full time business. They have to make as much money on each client. That's possible because clients are limited. There are a lot of. I'm sure every photographer watching this will say. Oh my gosh. My market is so saturated I. It's so hard to make it And it's been a lot easier ten years ago. It was a lot easier and so with more photographers Everybody gets fewer clients viewer bride and fewer portrait clients so you have to find ways to maximize the amount of money you make from. Each individual client and prince albums are really really great. Way of doing that because clients want them. Most lines want them. It's just a matter of price and by saving what's might albums by saving time on design you essentially can lower the price tag of the album back in the day. Fifteen years ago malls photographers would tell you. Oh you have to charge something like two to three thousand dollars per hour which sounds kind of insane right now for a typical wedding. Typical bride is GONNA pay again. Typical bride is not going to pay three thousand dollars for album because she knows she can probably find something online. That may not be as great. You know shutter flyer or blurb but may not be as great but she can get something done for two hundred dollars or one hundred dollars and so was allowed photographers to make albums fast allowing them to lower that price tag because now they can afford to charge less for albums and still make it really good profit?
Tech businesses wary of moves to bar brainy immigrants
"An executive order last month temporarily suspending the approval of some green cards many in the tech industry pushed back hard. The sixty days suspension does not apply to h. One B. B.'s. `As the visas for high skilled workers that tech companies often used to bring in engineers and other employees but this ETA the big lobbying and Trade Association for the Tech Industry says immigrants have founded some of the country's biggest tech companies. They've contributed to the startup innovation economy in the US and said that if these restrictions go on or get expanded it will hurt the country's ability to compete. Michael Patrick own is the senior vice president of government relations for the CPA. It's huge issue for us. Immigrants and their children have founded forty five percent of the US fortune five hundred companies and that includes tech companies like Intel Amazon. Google and Apple Steve Jobs as father came from Syria. Andy Grove of Intel came from Hungary and Sergey Brin came from Russia. Jeff Bezos is father came from Cuba. Imagine how different our country would be. We'd closed our doors to those immigrants the order it doesn't affect workers who enter the US on H. One B. Visa which is used by many tech companies to bring in workers. But you're still worried just across the board. We have heard rumors that the administration is going to be addressing and putting limitations on h. One B. Visas next. That may something they're considering the near future and we think that would be a mistake. Got It and so the concern not is not just about this existing order which is for sixty days but the idea that down the road the tech sector could be actively hurt by ongoing restrictions will. Yeah I mean it is and also bear in mind. This is a competitive marketplace the the marketplace for the world's smartest people as competitive so of. Immigrants. Don't come here. You're going to go someplace else. They're going to go someplace like Canada. I mean for a long time there was a billboard highway one and it said something like immigration problems. Come TO CANADA. We have a new STARTUP VISA. You've got these. Other countries that are embracing skilled emigrants like programmers and engineers entrepreneurs at the same time the US tightening its borders and these countries these workers create businesses and generate jobs for locals. These immigrants that ends up another country is a win for that country at a loss for us. Is there any argument for the restriction? I mean I know that you know there probably will be people who agree with the president and say America should be first in line for jobs if we have thirty percent unemployment. Well the point is that immigrants. Come here and they create jobs right. It's not like there's a fixed number of jobs to be. Had they come here. They create companies. They create jobs and they hire Americans so immigrants are there a crucial part of our nation's economy and the tech industry. And that's especially true today. Right look around. Immigrants are helping respond to the pan-demic in research. It in AI. In Food Supply. And then as as we come out of the pandemic we're going to need to innovate as never before. We need immigrants and the world's best minds to be part of the process.
"programmer" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Together some of it can be good you've got a programmer a method called relief what is that they're really vapid that developed by you yes I wanted to name a the process the steps of what I've really been doing with people the whole time I've been in private practice so I put an acronym on it and so relief basically outlines the steps the first thing people have to do is recognize the source he spent of where their anxiety or the trauma actually began and this is where I am finding myself as a last resort because they've gone to the doctor they've gone to this there is they've gone and and this and that and they're eventually going to realize that unfortunately that thing may have happened a thousand years ago once we get them once I'm convinced sometimes they take him back in and I have to take a back further and further and further until I'm sure that we've got back to that first event they don't have the women ate the emotional charge around certain events using it energy healing Ivan imagine whatever it is it's causing that distresses accord between them and that we can cut the cords and just basically eliminates the charge to that light in the frequencies lighten up the situation integrate what they've learned by Alaskans who what lessons did you learn here how does this apply to what we're doing now energize again eight thank you techniques that have developed using healing and also the sound of my voice to take things from merry like lighter and lighter later and later usually voice again a list up the energy around certain situations so that they've kind of shifted out of the old pattern and they're into a better later reality and then the final step is taken out into a future memory in their current life they see themselves happy healthy everything's working out for them and the issue is completely resolved you've got a book coming out in may and you are ecstatic about it because it's about your favorite thing paths yes it's past lives with hat tell me about that give us a little preview on that one people from you know you don't come to see a past life regression just because you've had an issue with your dog obviously you know Pat give us a chance to really understand and conditional love and so in this book there are clients who had a pleasant surprise during past life regression when they discovered they had known their dog before or if you've seen the movie or read the book the dog's journey it's about a dog who this same dog keeps reincarnated being over and over again with the same family so in the book there's actual he does wanna let go dizzy now now because it's a soul contracted so in the book there's a real clients who had their paths returned to them in many many lifetimes and then of course we've got a few people who recall their past lives as animals and a lot of the things in that book also address that the love that we have our little fuzz balls and we know when our little animals pass away it can be very very traumatic speaking of trauma and so there's a lot of exercises in that book for grief for things like bush to catch a fine of pets when you were small did you get bitten by a dog or something I did that one of my big life things when I was four years old I was playing in the yard of my uncle and supposedly I was not doing anything to add this on I cannot say that with one hundred percent certainty but that's what family has told me I was just playing on the swing set the dog was older and I think sometimes dogs do get senile but somehow I was attacked by the dog I did get a bit and piece of my nose that not only that if you park in my temple and so I don't remember the actual attack but I do remember laying in a hospital with this all doctor any slight so over my head and so for for my whole life I have been deathly afraid of dogs like shaking way deathly afraid to come by you and you would be just quivering when you yes I can't or I try not to look at them I don't hear them barking and I guess you know this happens a lot of people with different kinds of trauma I mean is it is it causing me not to be able to work no of course not.
"programmer" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Being paid back over paying back or maybe which is here to join with souls who we've known before you have a beautiful experience together some of it can be good you've got a programmer a method called relief what is that it really affected that developed by you yes I wanted to name a the process the steps of what I've really been doing with people the whole time I've been in private practice so I put an acronym on it and so relief basically outlines the steps the first thing people have to do is recognize the source even then of where their anxiety or the trauma actually began and this is where I am finding myself as a last resort because they've gone to the doctor they've gone to this there is they've gone and and this and that and they're eventually going to realize that unfortunately that thing may have happened a thousand years ago once we get them once I'm convinced sometimes they take him back and I have to take a bit further and further and further until I'm sure that we've got back to that first event that all have eliminate the emotional charge around certain events using it energy healing Ivan imagine whatever it is it's causing that distresses accord between them and that we can cut the cords and just basically eliminates the charge for that light in the frequencies light of the situation integrate what they've learned by on Alaska so what lessons did you learn here how does this apply to what we're doing now energize again eight I use techniques that have developed using healing and also the sound of my voice to take things from there eat like lighter and lighter and lighter and lighter usually voice in a list the energy around certain situations so that these kind of shifted out of the old pattern and they're into a better later reality and then the final step is taken out into a future memory in their current lives with a C. themselves happy healthy everything's working out for them and the issue is completely myself you've got a book coming out in may and you are ecstatic about it because it's about your favorite thing paths yes past lives with hat now tell me about that give us a little preview on that one people you know you don't come to see a past life regression just because you've had an issue with your dog obviously you know Pat give us a chance to really understand unconditional love and so in this book there are clients who had a pleasant surprise during past life regression when they discovered they had known their dog before or if you've seen the movie or read the book the dog's journey it's about a dog who this same dog keeps reincarnated being over and over again with the same family so in the book there's actual he does wanna let go dizzy now now because it's a soul contracted so in the book there's a real clients who had their paths returned to them in many many lifetimes and then of course we've got a few people who we call their past lives as animals and a lot of the things in that book also address the the love that we have our little fuzz balls and we know when our little animals pass away it can be very very traumatic speaking of trauma and so there's a lot of exercises in that book for Greece has anything to catch a fine of pets when you were small did you get bitten by a dog or something I and one of my big white things when I was four years old I was playing in the yard of my uncle and supposedly I was not doing anything to add this on I cannot say that with one hundred percent certainty but that's what family has told me I was just playing on the swing set the dog was older and I think sometimes dogs do get senile but somehow I was attacked by the dog I did get a bit a piece of my nose that not only that if you park in my temple and so I don't remember the actual attack that I do remember laying in a hospital with this all doctor and he's a light so over my head and so for for my whole life I have been deathly afraid of dogs like shaking way deathly afraid to come by you and you would be just quivering when you yes I can't or I try not to look at them I don't hear them barking and I guess you know this happens with a lot of people with different kinds of trauma I mean is it is it causing you not to be able to work no of course not so I think a lot of these things get pushed down by people and you know you just go back to your daily business and for years and years I just said yeah fine hold on Charlie were a two year break but we'll come back and.
"programmer" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The programmer gentleman here on this post Superbowl weekend and there is something you ought to be worried about there's some action you know to be taking about the were you ought to be having it's no it's not the corona virus and stop the flow it's taxes okay yes we know death and taxes always go together and so yes it's tax season and what we are telling you to do with your tax return is something we've been telling you to do for the past couple of years but it's a radical departure what we used to say decades ago we used to say you delay filing your taxes until April because you want to wait and make sure that the ten ninety nine you receive from your mutual fund companies are accurate they often send revisions in February March what we now say is even more fundamental more important and its reflection of cyber security you need to file your tax return as soon as you can why because of the risk that crocs are filing a fake tax return using your name your social security number and trying to get a big refund from the IRS that they divert to them instead of to you so if you are planning to get a tax refund you should file your return before the crux crazy I know but if you have any questions about that talk your tax adviser about it and also by the way never provide personal information over the phone to anybody who calls you claiming to be from the IRS the IRS never makes phone calls they never send emails that never post on social media do not believe it when somebody says hi there I'm from the IRS from here to help you because true I talk often on this program about financial education.
"programmer" Discussed on The Changelog
"If you want to become an author I would suggest just one of the things that you do from like age full lease you read yeah and you read a new read and that I think is incredibly important to the ability to write. You know you see you see tricks. You see you know the more you read. The more you understand how people are organizing their thoughts on paper and everything else now. I'm not talking about developers reading books here under developed was reading coat and trying you read a variety of code so they go back and they look at <hes> code written in different languages and try to work out. You know how that works why that works. What is it work the way it works so I would like to see the the idea of <hes> teaching tied into this idea of learning how people did things in the past reading their code and then discussing okay? Why did that happen gives you a good example widest C.? Plus plus have the pre and post increment operators plus plus and minus minus right. Well yeah the reason and it's it's kind of weird right the fact you can write <unk> Equal Star C. P. Plus plus which takes a character point two d references it to return the character and then increments by one right well the reason is that the machines and bell labs the repeated peas ps and the P._d._p.. Has Seven different addressing modes one of the well to them our pre and post increment addressed you reference and so that maps directly onto the hardware and it's like Oh okay so that's why it's there now the then you can ask yourself okay. Is that something I really need to think about going forward. Do I need that online or is it just a convenience that happened to be there. You know same with Goto considered harmful. You have to understand Stan. I mean people will go to considered harmful. An entire languages have been written without Goto based on the title of that paper but the title that paper actually wasn't the title of that paper. It was a letter written to see see him. The original title it was something totally different and the editors changed it to go to considered harmful because it was like more sexy as a title Click Beatty Click Beatty. That's the word you want. The actual context goto considered harmful as <unk> as a letter is actually to program proving the fact that if you have a goto statement is really really hard to write a proofs of programs and back then the idea was that we should be able to mathematically prove opera uh-huh correct there were people spend their careers working on program proving now we still have that in some very very strict domains light logic design <hes> but that is no longer relevant to us and and yet we still carry around you know all of these things that we've received based on headlines go to considered harmful oestre increment and don't really know why we do it. Here's one that I learned globals are evil. Global Variables tables are evil. I learned that in college by Denver never it's almost like it's a cargo cult. I never learned why is just like a maximum. This is Tai you should you should read a book. We have a whole section on. Let me get back to that for a second talking talking about the the go-to in these old old letters and old articles in old addresses we pick up sort of the wrong ones right we capitalized on Goto considered harmful and made a thing out of that but what about <hes> was was it Dykstra who had the the Turing Award lecture about the very humble programmer now is a that is a critical piece of early literature and you talk about things that haven't changed this was nineteen seventy seventy two somebody can google it while rambling <hes> and he makes very important point that complexity will overwhelm us if we don't take a very humble very measured approach and it's been thirty forty years and everyone everyone present company included has ignored this wonderful advice..
"programmer" Discussed on The Changelog
"The references we made <hes> but the biggest updates weren't because of the changes in technology they were because of the changes in our experience so that over the last twenty years we've explained the content of the book many times over to different people and as we've done that we discovered better ways explaining things <hes> you know we've also looked at <hes> the reaction to various parts of the book and discovered that weren't really communicating as well as we thought we were <hes> some of the ideas that we had so a classic one of that is dry where dry has come to mean don't cut and paste but the original original don't repeat yourself with has nothing to do with code it was to do with knowledge so we've had to go through an an update that and also in the time there's been changes in the way the industry works <hes> so that we are doing far more intensive cloud type stuff can currency is now everybody's problem <hes> and so we've had to address those new areas as well you have to sort of go back and put yourself into what the world was like twenty years ago <hes> because certainly when we I took on this <hes> this latest venture it's like oh we'll just go through and we'll change a couple of the technological references and we'll be up some of the things that we've had more experience with but it won't be that different and you go back and you read it and then you start to remember you know your see your friends at the time your clients at the time what you were working on and you really start to realize what a different world. It was twenty years ago you know A._O._l.. Was Carpet bombing people with C._D.'s trying to get you to dial up. You know this sort of thing I mean <hes> we didn't have anything in there talking about <hes> security trying to trying to fight against bad actors. 'cause you know at the time it was sort of just a struggle to get you to work. You didn't really have to worry specifically about it being attacked packed for the most part and now that's kind of step one <hes> a lot of things that we promoted in pushed were still very brand new at the time so we were talking a lot about <hes> insisting that you do unit testing and you know that's part of the safety net that hold you up but at the time that wasn't really widely accepted it wasn't as widely practiced so we had advice in there saying you know go off and build your own unit testing framework for your favorite language so you'll have it available which look at I mean. It's kind of hilarious now because now no do not do that. That's a terrible idea. It was a great idea then but times have changed now. That's ubiquitous. It's it's it's everywhere. Don't reinvent the wheel so some things like that changed changed. I certainly think for the better where you know advice that we gave out you know things that we were pushing. We were promoting have become commonplace have become widely accepted so that's kind of heartening on the one hand doesn't remember is the back <hes> when I written a ninety eight ninety nine <hes> that was <hes> before the snowbird meeting that kicked off <hes> the Agile Movement for want of a better word and we were part of that but but <hes> it hasn't happened yet a lot of the vocabulary that has come to become common nowadays <hes> was formed by that movement <hes> and so you know we've had the opportunity to simplify some expectations in light of the the fact that stuff that we were talking about has now become commonplace as part of you know the various different <hes> agile ways of doing things speaking commonplace one of the things that was not really complex at the time of the original launch it was even Google it was just barely out and to be a programmer today in good was your best friend right. You know find the answer. If you've hit hit a wall even then when you wrote the book Google was barely even in the now we did it. They were using using we were using Alta Vista..
"programmer" Discussed on Malicious Life
"At this point in our story and his programmer where two of the handful of people including the guys it be of 'em. And a select few other computer professionals aware that there was now very revival spreading all over the country fail took this dire situation as an opportunity realizing there was now a market for an entirely new software product, something that could get rid of this self replicating program knowing that the window of opportunity to be the first market would close soon. Offer programmer got down and dirty conceiving and building software to counter the virus. But it got more complicated. They'd have to come up with a program that could beat not just this program, but any future variants and durations of this software. So the two men design the software that would scan computer to locate fires infected by the virus. Date seen as well as any similar enough virus that may come in the future. With the code ready. All they had to do was give the new product a name because the word virus wasn't widely used to describe computer programs in nineteen eighty seven. They couldn't just call the program. You know, antivirus figured however that people did know about the biological aids. Virus clearly off wasn't as talented marketer. As he was a programmer when he released his brand new product to the market.
"programmer" Discussed on The Changelog
"This is why we preannounced that we'd needed to give ourselves a deadline, but also we pronounce it so that we could, you know, kind of like benefit from the additional kind of Mojo that would come at long. So like you know, we got a, we got a month of being able to like really like keep people updated about something that was happening soon. So that gave us, you know, we get to really justify this as a feature more if we get to talk about it, you know, like if it's just a private thing, then it's just like, you know, we don't derive like, you know, we can't get people excited about anything that we don't talk out so. But yeah, it was. It was about ripping off that bandaid giving the dead. Line, forcing us to really make it happen. And then, yeah, you're absolutely right about the the just exposure to have terrible programmer. We all are. It's it's a really terrifying feeling. And I really like personally felt like I've been able to cross the barrier. Like I feel like I've made myself the class clown enough as a programmer, like enough times that I just can acknowledge like. A coating is hard, and I don't know what I'm doing half the time and but at the same time we have the proof that we make good stuff like we have. We have a lot of really good ideas. We know what we're doing. We don't have all the answers, but we have a lot of good ones and. Yeah, just like that positioning like to be ready to just go do it is is totally. You know what helps us happen? And also like this is a rails. I know you know, different programming languages of like done, different kinds of development, different types of web frameworks or like other kinds of programming along the way, but rails something I'm pretty comfortable with. Like I feel like I, I. I get it. I know it and it's also very boring old in that's a real features far as I'm concerned. For this project, I was working with a lot of like newer technologies which was kind of exciting, but you find this hub issue is just like the only answer to how you can build. This thing is like hope that this this feature ships like at some point this year and. So, yeah, just like happy to be using some pretty boring technology. Jeff Atwood has posted about why they chose rails for discourse, and it's a lot of the same reasons. And it's, yes, just like a lot of things went into. But yeah, like just pretty comfortable about that part like people get to see me with my pants down, but. But you know, it's part of the spectacle now I don't feel like I'm in my private space. It's it's a public spectacle. I'm getting to get to put on a little little song and dance. Feel like you know, you mentioned that you wish you'd maybe done it earlier. Do you feel like it would changed the direction, not so much of your mission as a, you know, platform company or community, but more so may be the speed at which you can deliver features or the distraction of the focus. You feel like, you know, given that it's been just, you know, the necessary is on the code base as allowed you some level focus, whereas a had been open source sooner. You may have had more shiny objects and more attraction in more just distractions, speak around getting to your at now. Yeah, it's hard to say that given like how much momentum we've built up and how much we've really been able to like solve our own problems. As opposed to listening to all the random voices in the world? Yeah, it's hard to say that like the alternate solution, alternate would have been better. The the interesting thing is that now that we have done this project and I can't imagine like, you know, leaving this project anytime soon to do something that has nothing to do with like this community that we've been a part of. So you know, I'm really in this for the long haul. So when I think about like the future in terms of open sourcing from day one on things, I really put my mind..
"programmer" Discussed on Full Stack Radio
"Like it's like and you know sometimes people just put up with that but they're never and sometimes they leave and there's there's a dance there too which is you in some ways as a programmer that's looking to solve people's problems you have to be a programmer second like you have to say i'm just a person who's really passionate about this group and i'm just going to look to help them any way they need to be helped and then you can say where am i skill is kind of aligned with the need but if you're like pushing your skills i it's kind of another way of saying what you just said if you're pushing your skills i like i'm a programmer therefore i must build web apps that have recurring revenue you know like and then you're just pushing that on people and they're like hold on like the yeah i need your help but i don't need it that way it it's disrespectful to the group right and so in some ways being able to push down your ego and pushed down what you want for the greater good of the group is something you have to dance with again what's difficult is that you have to keep that intention with what you want as a founder and the kind of work you want to do as a founder because that's important too but there's this tension between what does this group want how do they want to receive it and then what do i want and how you know and again if we're go back to apple i think this is where they've screwed up is that they say well what developers want what are pro users want is they want thin and light laptops with touch bar they developers don't want the escape key and all the developers like fuck fuck you i want these scape key i don't wanna touch bar i don't care if it's i don't care if it's one millimeter thin threshold now like never thin and light enough we solve that problem exactly and so this this like their desires are being forced upon us and we're like man and again this is i think why sketch had a you know a way into the market is because you know for the enterprise they love playing paying adobe monthly but there's a lot of independence and a lot of freelancers that were like i don't wanna pay monthly for photoshop yeah you don't want to get like into this marriage with the software yeah and it's like so sketch was able to say well what if you pay us once and then if you want updates you pay you pay again okay that sounds good to me so that dance is important and i don't think that means that you're going to have to do courses for the rest of your life and that's part of what makes you incredible is that you're always pushing yourself to feel like okay how can i make this better how can i do this differently and you know there's a lot of opportunity in what you're doing that could be the other thing is that you might be surprised that you actually get as much satisfaction out of i don't know maybe people want one on one coaching from you and you're like oh i don't wanna do that i don't want to be one of those people but then you do it and you're like damn i like this just as much as programming you might be surprised by what you'd like totally and this is what happens to a lot of programmer founders is that they think they're going to get into it and just love coating and then they realized that they really like is being out with customers doing customer outreach all that kind of stuff because they like the customer first i just wanted to take a quick break to thank one of this week's sponsors and that is cloud neri so if i had to describe cloudy and myself it's basically just the best way to store and serve images that i've ever seen in the past i used to use generic sword services like amazon s three sort serve images but after switching the clown area genuinely cannot believe i ever did this stuff any other way that so here's one example of how clown mary has made my life easier so you probably know that.
"programmer" Discussed on The Changelog
"I just don't agree because at your experience yeah so this is the thing is i'm not saying it's a blanket statement on every programmer however i do think that it is very democ in how the tools work how the writing has been how the industry has been ron i think it's so like i think it's just they're so much like so everywhere that they don't even notice it a lot of times and also i think a lot of people were there like oh i'm totally not like that right and then you see they see other people being like that and they say nothing and i think that's the thing i've never ever had anyone stand up to an abuser of me and say hey leave him alone is just saying he's just saying he doesn't like this or it doesn't like python you don't have to be like abusive right i've never seen anyone say that ever right so there's two types when i say servile fascist i don't mean someone who's out there you know like doing it i mean it can be someone who actually really enjoys it and supporting the regime and goes along with it and never disagrees with them or someone who allows the regime to do what it's doing or the corporation doing what's doing and then just assumes well you know it doesn't relate to me so i'm not gonna do anything about it you know i'm not going to stand up and help that person yeah let me present this angle because i have never been in never been around the circles wherein you are disagreeing with python people or somebody's attacking you.
"programmer" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"I think the best thing that you can do is try to become you know like if you're just like a personnel in the world and like thought seems interesting i think i could do that i think you would want to try to get one of the volunteer position screening for festival whatever festivals near you because every festival pretty much needs manpower to help them get through all their submissions this year we got over eight thousand submissions so obviously the five or six people who have programmer in their name that were gets up by are not watching all of those so we have a group of on tears that have some kind of qualification like their their professors they're filmmakers they went to film school and now you know they go to every film festival but they work their regular job as an accountant or whatever it is and basically at least for south by we do application in the summer when we need people like open on the internet we're no somebody that you could just like fill out an application and then we do kind of tests and let people where they do kind of sample grading process and we see if they jive with us and then they've gone tear and if they're really great volunteering you kind of see people who have talent that are kind of like oh they are in a lot because that's the thing it's such an opinion based art form that's why it's like confusing to understand how you even get into festival everything's based on pinon but for us we're looking for people who are really like smart in analyzing things and are able to distinguish their own opinion from the possible opinion of other people and kind of just have a bigger view of what is off by looking for not just is a foam there's so many shades of grey around all of it that we kind of like and then those people sometimes get paid to watch more and then sometimes they become.
"programmer" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Many different tactics getting four films in the film festivals on this podcast but it's out by south west last month we decided to head straight for the source the people in charge of selecting the films themselves that's right we're talking about the all powerful festival programmer and to get the inside scoop there's no one better than south by southwest senior film programmer quad godfrey on today's program pod at ni run through exactly what it is that attracts a festival programmer to a certain short she also gives us a rundown of things at filmmakers should focus on meeting as well as what they should attempt to avoid when working on a project they hope will be selected claudette makes powerful case for the value of festivals like south by south west for all filmmakers and if you're in the middle of planning a festival run you better listen close hey guys it's john and i'm here with godfrey right yes great what's your what's your title at south by southwest title is senior film programmer boom so today we're going to talk about what it's like for a film programmer and you know if you gotta short maybe some things that you can do to help increase your chances at getting into such a prestigious program south by southwest great so how long have you been with south by claudette i have this is technically my tenth year to work fulltime janet hired me on right after college but before that i worked as a i was a we have these volunteers are like the crew chiefs of their of a crew volunteers so i did that because i was only twenty and we don't have interns over twenty.
"programmer" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I'm guessing you're going to be a attractive females have to be have to be like miss is jen she's twenty five years old she actually has a degree in civil engineering from the university in beijing but she says they just need someone to talk to from time to time to organize activities for them to ease some of the pressure now as you mentioned only good looking women need apply and the women say they don't really mind being subservient positions and so like alibaba they had a position open you had to be between the ages of twenty eight and thirty five with a good personal image in class bandou was advertising for marketing physician because gender discrimination china but only really men were allowed because there was so much business travel with these programmer motivators they make nine hundred and fifty dollars a month which is a lot of money in china and so ms shannon she has long black hair pill pale skin they focusing on her she wears red eye shadow to the office she always has a smile she goes by her nickname joy bulk of the bulk of our work is tending to the front desk organizing social events ordering snacks chatting with the programmers us she may call a programmer to a conference room and say did you have to work overtime my cash i understand your frustrations she went over to a gentleman who was twenty eight years old who had a foldout bed next to his desk ms shannon asked if his waist was still hurting from all the hours being bent over and he said oh you know yeah she said do you mind if you lay down and i give you a massage this is a very progressive idea and he said oh she said i'm not really good at it and he's like okay and then she started needing shoulders the men say if there are more beautiful women i would be happier in my job.
"programmer" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"With you and i think that that creates a fundamentally different relationship between the consumer and the investors in the in the network than one that we've seen before in i'm very excited to see some of these projects launch and hopefully have their users best interests at heart indeed i mean when i get into conversations with people about this who are anti facebook out i make the classic programmer techno optimists defense which is you know you get these awesome free services and you pay for them in advertising that it served you and you know would you really want to give up those free services just so that you don't have ad targeting and i always present that but the truth is that that's that's a false dichotomy because there is a wider range of options that we can explore for delivering social network like facilities google like facilities to people where it's not necessarily oh you know you either pay for it or opt out or you have to opt into surveillance there is a wider range of of interesting options that we could explore maybe the richest people in the network pay for everybody else something like that you could totally imagine you know theory and billionaires being charitable in that regard you know like bootstrapping a social network by paying for the people who can't afford it i mean i think there's all this excitement when facebook launched and i was in my early twenties in you know i think i was excited at that time that i could just look up anyone and had a crush on a girl i could like check around she's into which you know at the time no one admitted they were doing but i think a lot of people redoing but like ten years in it seems like holy smokes we gave up all all of our personal data to the system now all we're getting is pictures of our facebook like our high school friends facebook pictures of their babies and i just think that like in hindsight is like wait we gave out some really powerful information about ourselves in exchange for this utility into.
"programmer" Discussed on Channel 33
"During when a stick with pbs you know what is my future look as a programmer look like if i want it to be um as a programmer um and then you know there's there is of course this other thing and had a conversation with a friend at the festival and i said you know i i totally get why near participating in cheering the culture rate and and helping you know these really important institutions like p o v and you know sundance or other festivals make decisions about their programming is is really appealing but i have my own story to tell and by the time a finished explaining to that friend what the story was like i literally told her at that moment you like in the middle of a loud you know restaurant at uh in park city um hurt centrally rehearsed bouncing was what are you waiting for and you know that was the kind of kick in the pants that i really needed to understand that you know there's there's only a few people who uh you know depending on their experience or i therefore net enough or unfortunate enough to intersect with moments in history or with really large issues on in the first person and not the responsibility are the pull that i was feeling toward making this film was really about you know what i think of at least for me personally as is an obligation to turn this firstperson experience into something that other people can actually learn from you know the injustice in the criminal justice system rate in the broken criminal justice system this begin to start feeling and sounding like tag lines and people teen that's have out eventually that's why there's not been any change right because a lot of people who skipped turned out they know have to intersect draft that they don't know what it's like to be stopped in france drew to be you know profile while driving none of that stuff so near deciding to go ahead and make strong island was was really about knowing that i could take this thing that happened to my family and use it to show folks what what the criminal justice system actually looks like when it's broken right when it means.
"programmer" Discussed on Venture Stories
"Relations because you know i as someone who built started out as school that was you know attacking all aegean search of apprecation it's it's a really hard viewpoint could get out of win your technologies and when you're coming into an infield is like a successful all no player entrepreneur programmer you think you can just kelly and find the go remote your biology self verse in a make sure you can use your language correct we in be be aware of how complicated a nuanced the spaces but the specific opportunities are gonna be you know where the action isn't we talked about beyond holidy because you have a gene therapy like handling companies bub bubba last couple years before they had any thing in a human and that's because of the need in demand that every time you chair a little childhood disease those gonna kill her that's another like feathery but so i decided to any debris of a great point of it there's very few it's within this based on in so did you better it right the first time and you better have an idea of what you're shooting our if you're not hitting while worse than you can do as a enamored with your science entrepreneur per head alan give us that really matters than do show it to somebody you want parliament the heavens aok but what about that in other he than collect and then you have to go back and buy more money to those so find some consensus understanding of what your customers wassi those customers are the companies that are going required your assets drugs in the diagnosis is strictly fine route to market that doesn't involve is nonsense route not that azzam sense you know i understand the motivations that make hairs our ajit pai but it's broken and it sucks to have thought to anybody sliding not the helpful so like i just lie i like to invest in things that to mind interesting is i am i i tell distant on.
"programmer" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"You want to get rid of almost everybody including competition and tonight wants to get rid of the anxiety relentless anxiety is hope aw that's what pleased that we're actually the greek reads he was the anxiety in harry i'm a major spicer and i didn't become a major splinter by how many saudi became a major sponsored by suppressing any saudi the problem is your body doesn't believe it when you suppress any negative emotion research shows you actually caused great damage to the member center so the essence of this loosening should learn become comfortable he louis programmer retrain your brain did not react to stress with second adrenaline response when your body's full of adrenalin positive information so turns out the saudis just adrenaline did you come down the adrenalin you come down inside he you come down the information you come down the pain then you don't need the freeways so is incredibly solvable problem but right now only medicine we don't have a crack people just keep people don't david just toughen it up and just not take paint pills or is it just too much pain is human so i do it backwards the most people that are contained specialists and i've probably might be sacre saying this but i think people in over 15 milligrams of actually hold on the day come off medications completely no pain i room one woman ten years in a wheelchair on can milligrams of morphine a day and within a year she was out of the wheelchair walking and no medications no pain she still a lot of pain how did that happen so again the number one thing is sleep we ask these simple writing exercises and sources.
"programmer" Discussed on All About Android
"Bormann going on so like the fact that you know this is another tool that they can use i'm not surprised to hear that at all pretty cool and if you're a developer it's really simple because usually with of farming will go does what you need uh specialized hardware development knowledge it's a program peel season pacs this if you're an android programmer or a a i wish programmer who is transition to android if you finally seeing the light uh it's very easy it's um it's just an android foe so you're just making an android program uh an android up uh which means that apps developers a can't get into this incident of things uh area very easily uh yeah i it's it's it's been a very easy to work with to be honest and having tests belgium link using android studio to kind of plug into that now you've been yuban playing around with his hardware a little bit we've kind of been chatting back and forth but for the past couple of weeks about the idea of this this kind of segment of this kind of a oh dive into what the androids the android things dev board is but you created something with his sport a very curious to create a on seed demo safeties this is terrible and this is one of the problems with development i did um i put joy in the uh uh the time to run the tests and do the demo programs and that kind of thing and i had actually develop something really really nice and you can see the beginning of this.