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Pragmatic is a discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.

Pragmatic is a discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.

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Australia, QLD

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Pragmatic is a discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.

Language:

English


Episodes

99: StarLink

8/13/2020
SpaceX and Elon Musk have been accelerating a project to provide high-speed, low latency broadband internet around the world via Satellites and are calling it StarLink. Radek joins John to deep dive into what StarLink is trying to accomplish, why it's a such a different approach to the problem and why it might actually succeed where others have failed. With Radek Pietruszewski and John Chidgey. SpaceX Achievements: SpaceX Sets A Turnaround Record Radio Bands: Ka bandKu bandV...

Duration:01:17:44

98: Docks And Interference

4/18/2020
After a brief chat about John's App-in-progress Timeless Day, Ronnie Lutes joins to dissect the problems and pitfalls of poorly shielded or cheap USB 3 devices and how they can create BlueTooth drops out, Trackpad bullet chattering, Mouse stuttering and more and how one might diagnose and fix these issues. A must listen for those with suspected interference on their PC or Mac wireless devices. With Ronnie Lutes and John Chidgey. Related Articles: Docks And InterferenceSLIP Apps Related...

Duration:01:17:14

97: Back To The Mac

1/1/2020
Myke Hurley returns to the show to follow on with Optimal Interfaces, now looking into application specific advantages of the different user interfaces we have available to us for our specific use cases. We also consider an apocalyptic world where we can only have one device and what it would be. With Myke Hurley and John Chidgey. Related Episode Link: Pragmatic Episode 93: Optimal Interface Related Article Links: TechDistortion: Back To The MacTechDistortion: Optimal Interface Part 1:...

Duration:00:50:21

96: I’ll Do The Procrastination Episode Tomorrow

12/16/2019
In an episode that could not be put off any longer, Merlin Mann joins John to unpick the habit of procrastination, how to identify when you're doing it, why you're doing it and how to stop yourself from doing it and get yourself back on track. With Merlin Mann and John Chidgey. Related Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 40: Productivitus InterruptusPragmatic Episode 50: Accidental Clicking Miscellaneous Links: Getting Things DoneDefinition of ProcrastinateProcrastination Support Pragmatic...

Duration:01:32:01

95: FOSS Social

8/15/2019
Free Open Source Software is at the heart of the Federated Social revolution that's gathering momentum. David Chartier joins John to walk through where we are in that journey so far, the current players, the current challenges and value of having multiple social-network options. With David Chartier and John Chidgey. Related Article Links: TechDistortion: Engineered Space Take 2TechDistortion Fediverse Series: Own Your Social Graph Related Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 89: The Problem...

Duration:00:43:21

94: Photography

6/21/2019
If you want to take the best possible picture, far better than a smartphone will ever be able to, where do you begin? John is joined by Clay Daly to walk through the details of modern digital photography, the pitfalls, the misconceptions and the reasons you should consider it if you haven't. With Clay Daly and John Chidgey. Related Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 12: Pages Blocks Planes Die Bank DevicePragmatic Episode 14: The Worlds Most Popular Camera Our Photography: John’s PixelFed...

Duration:00:59:39

93: Optimal Interface

5/16/2019
With a growing number of device categories and devices within them, it can be hard to pick what devices from what category will meet your needs. Jason Snell joins John to try to determine what the optimal interface is for what use case you might need and where technology is heading. With Jason Snell and John Chidgey. Related Article Links: Optimal Interface: Part 1 InputOptimal Interface: Part 2 OutputOptimal Interface: Part 3 Devices Referred During Show: The Truth of Fact, the Truth of...

Duration:00:40:40

92: Espresso

3/21/2019
Following on the Pragmatic Coffee journey, Miha joins to discuss every detail behind the Espresso coffee and how to make the best shot you can. With Miha Rekar and John Chidgey. Previous Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 30: CoffeePragmatic Episode 30A: Coffee Follow-up Part AParallel Passion Episode 4: John Chidgey Miscellaneous Links: John Making A LatteMiha Latte Art History: EspressoHistory of Espresso and the First Espresso MachineAngelo MoriondoTurinTotal Solar Eclipse Of 15th...

Duration:01:41:25

91: Zelda

2/24/2019
John Siracusa returns to Pragmatic to discuss everything Zelda related, with a focus on Breath of the Wild and how so many established Zelda gameplay rules were thrown out the window with resounding success. With John Siracusa and John Chidgey. Miscellaneous Links: John Chidgey’s Zelda Amiibo CollectionThe Legend of ZeldaRole-playing Video Game10 Games With Guinness World RecordsPlayer’s Basic Rules for Dungeons & DragonsZelda BoTW Took 4yrs to DevelopMetaCritic: Zelda BoTWMetaCritic:...

Duration:00:51:22

90: Agile

1/24/2019
Waterfall development is being overtaken Agile and in only two decades its popularity continues to grow. Casey Liss weighs in on the pros and cons of Agile while we look at where it's best to use it and what can help to make Agile work. With Casey Liss and John Chidgey. Previous Episode Link: Pragmatic Episode 79: Diluted My Metric Goodness Miscellaneous Links: Waterfall ModelTechnical DebtAgile Software DevelopmentKanban BoardSlicky Notes Support Pragmatic on Patreon Episode...

Duration:00:41:36

89: The Problem Is Us

12/5/2018
Social Media has taken the world by storm but recent history has shown all that glitters isn't gold and has many people wondering if the technology is the problem, or if the problem is us? With Seth Clifford and John Chidgey. Previous Episode Link: Pragmatic Episode 80: Mastodon Miscellaneous Links: I Don’t Want to Do This Anymore: Fundamentally BrokenMy Company Tried Slack For Two Years - This Is Why We QuitThe History of Social MediaSixDegreesEvolution of Social...

Duration:02:11:13

88: Trust, Faith and the Cloud

10/4/2018
With Cloud Storage becoming a staple of modern computing, we deep dive into the history of how cloud storage came about, what features it has or should have and ultimately who can you trust? With Rob Griffiths and John Chidgey. Miscellaneous Links: Cloud StorageBoxDropBoxAmazon S3Single Source Of TruthMobileMeMeet iCloud’s great-grandfather: iToolsApple Enhances .MacNextcloud vs ownCloud: The Whole StorySelf-Hosted Web Episode 02: NextcloudiCloud Storage Plans and PricingApple to Launch...

Duration:00:45:37

87: Static vs Dynamic

8/16/2018
From the retronymous Web 1.0 through 2.0 and beyond, we look at how web development is coming full circle and when Static, Dynamic or Statically Generated sites make the most sense. With Radek Pietruszewski and John Chidgey. Miscellaneous Links: Web 2.0Page Caching: Varnish vs Nginx FastCGI CacheVarnish (software) Support Pragmatic on Patreon Episode Silver Producers: Carsten Hansen and John Whitlow. Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.

Duration:01:01:30

84A: Space X Follow-up 1

8/12/2018
Follow up (Part A) to Space X where we address the outcome of the first Falcon Heavy launch and Falcon 9 booster relanding outcome, SpaceMan and we don't panic. With Radek Pietruszewski and John Chidgey. Related Links: Falcon HeavyFalcon Heavy Montage Support Pragmatic on Patreon Episode Silver Producers: Carsten Hansen and John Whitlow. Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.

Duration:00:12:29

86: Segway Evolution

5/3/2018
Self-balancing vehicles started with the Segway in 2001, but since then they've evolved, losing their handle bars and even losing a wheel. We look at how they've evolved over time, how safe they are and how potentially crazy John is, since he's started riding one. With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey. Miscellaneous Links: iBOTSegway IncSegway PTSegway Online StoreJimi HeseldenPersonal TransporterEunicycleTrevor BlackwellFocus DesignsThe Inventor Of The Hoverboard Says He’s Made No Money From...

Duration:01:37:01

85: Uncommon Transportation

4/1/2018
When you're trying to optimise a daily commute, there are lots of options to choose from. Balancing physical effort, cost, speed, safety, storage and more we deep dive into how the concept of multi-modal transportation can make your commute more efficient. With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey. Miscellaneous Links: WalkingJoggingRunningMicro-carBicycle PerformanceSelf-selected Speeds And Metabolic Cost Of Longboard SkateboardingLongboard (skateboard)SkateboardingBicycle PerformanceScience Of...

Duration:01:48:04

84: Space X

12/7/2017
Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the third in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Space X, its history, its rockets, capsules and Elon's dreams of going to Mars. With Radek Pietruszewski and John Chidgey. Links of Potential Interest: RocketSpace XElon MuskFalcon 1Falcon 9 v1.0Falcon 9 v1.1Falcon 9 Full ThrustElon Musk shows off first photo of SpaceX space suitRP-1Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39Saturn VWhy is it better to...

Duration:01:59:29

83: Tesla Part Two

11/2/2017
Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the third in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve. With Caleb Elston and John Chidgey. Battery: Tesla Thermal Management SystemList of Battery SizesInconelAviation Stack Exchange AutoPilot: Autonomous Driving LevelsIntels $15B Acquisition of Mobileye Support Pragmatic on Patreon Episode Silver Producers: Chris Stone...

Duration:01:25:17

82: Tesla Part One

10/5/2017
Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the second in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve. With Caleb Elston and John Chidgey. People: Martin EberhardElon MuskMarc TarpenningZe’ev Drori Vehicles: RoadsterRoadster In DepthModel SModel S The Quickest Production Car in the World2017 Model S P100D 0-60mph New RecordModel XHardest Car to Build in the WorldModel 3...

Duration:01:40:36

81: Boring Loops

6/29/2017
Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the first in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Hyperloop and The Boring Company and the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve. With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey. Miscellaneous Links: HyperloopTGVLand Speed Record For RailWhat is the minimum air pressure the human body can tolerate?The Boring CompanyElon Musk The future we’re building | TED TalkTunnelElon Musk Tweet 1 of 2Elon Musk Tweet 2...

Duration:01:16:33