Pragmatic

Ideas

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.

Location:

Australia, QLD

Description:

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

110: Apple Watch Evolution

1/26/2023
With some initial discussion of the Twitter Appocalypse and M2 Mac Mini, John and Vic dive into the Apple Watchs evolution since 2015 to present and discuss whether or the newest Apple Watch design can be thought of as the ultimate Ultra. With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey. This show is Podcasting 2.0 Enhanced Celebrating Causality’s 50th Episode!! The TEN Store is NOW Open! Related Episodes: Pragmatic Episode 69: It’s ComplicatedPragmatic Episode 76: Banned Links of Potential...

Duration:01:46:22

109: Soundbite Workshop

10/16/2022
Following Johns appearance on Episode 100 of Podcasting 2.0, John is joined by Dave Jones to workshop the soundbites tag enhancements, as well as touch on BitCoin and Crypto strengths and weaknesses in the longer term. With Dave Jones and John Chidgey. This show is Podcasting 2.0 Enhanced Create your own Credited Soundbite Related Articles: Podcast LightningPodcasting 2.0Podcasting 2.0 Addendum Links of Potential Interest: Podcasting 2.0 Episode 100Shared Soundbites proposal on...

Duration:01:36:38

108: Not Turning It Into A Flower Pot

6/9/2022
Clay joins John to walk through the key moments of the WWDC keynote for 2022 and look at what each means for us and also the broader populace. Whilst John is sad about the Trash Can being Ventura-canned, there were lots of things to smile about too. With Clay Daly and John Chidgey. TechDistortion Articles Discussed: Tesla User Interface Pragmatic Episodes Referenced: Pragmatic Episode 107: Tesla ElectricPragmatic Episode 82: Tesla Links of Potential Interest: WWDC 2022 Support...

Duration:01:32:59

107: Tesla Electric

3/7/2022
Russell returns to Pragmatic to discuss his experiences with renewable energy, both the Model S and Model 3 and we dive into the finer issues with glanceless controls and other concerns regarding Tesla's User Interface. With Russell Ivanovic and John Chidgey. TechDistortion Articles Discussed: Tesla User Interface Pragmatic Electric Links: Pragmatic ElectricPragmatic: Electric - YouTubeIntroducing Pragmatic Electric Pragmatic Episodes Referenced: Pragmatic Episode 82: TeslaPragmatic...

Duration:01:22:16

106: Wind Farming

1/30/2022
Wind Farms are getting bigger and spreading throughout the world both on and off-shore. Vic joins John to talk about Wind Turbines, John's new Tesla and the launch of the new Video podcast/vodcast Pragmatic Electric. With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey. TechDistortion Articles Discussed: Retro Mac ProRetro Mac Pro Part 2Upgrading the Mac Pro SSDUpgrading the Mac Pro RAMBuying A Tesla Pragmatic Electric Links: Pragmatic ElectricPragmatic: Electric - YouTubeIntroducing Pragmatic Electric...

Duration:02:05:54

105: Chips Ahoy

11/20/2021
Where have all the chips gone? Scott Willsey joins John to look at how the shifting automotive use of ICs, a drought, a pandemic and poor planning amongst other things has led to an unprecedented global chip shortage with no end in sight. With Scott Willsey and John Chidgey. Links of Potential Interest: 2020–2021 Global Chip ShortageSurging Demand Cause Semiconductor ShortfallGlobal shortage in computer chips reaches crisis pointWafer (electronics)22 new 200mm fabs in semiconductor...

Duration:01:10:53

104: Mirrorless Revolution

9/27/2021
Watching photography evolve in the past few years had demonstrated with computing power comes the possibility of ditching the SLR entirely and going mirrorless. Clay returns to discuss the mirrorless revolution. And yes, Clay called it first. With Clay Daly and John Chidgey. Related Episode Link: Pragmatic Episode 94: PhotographyPragmatic Episode 101: Astrophotography Related Articles: Kit vs Tamron vs Prime Shoot-outWhitePapers And PhotographyShooting Indoor Sports200-500mm Zoom Lens...

Duration:00:39:26

103: Lockdown Computing

7/15/2021
Lockdowns due to the pandemic of 2020-2021 has shifted a lot of peoples computing needs with working from home on their computer now a real driver for many people. We look at how it's impacted John and take a walk down history lane of Vic and John's various Macs for the past few decades and how it led to a controversial purchase. With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey. Related Articles: Retro Mac ProRetro Mac Pro: Part 2 John’s Macs Past and Present: eMac G4/1.25 (USB 2.0) Specs (eMac USB 2.0,...

Duration:01:09:09

102: Podcast Lightning

2/6/2021
A team of podcasters and developers are working on the next evolution of podcasting they call Podcasting 2.0. Dave Jones joins John to talk about their goals, RSS, XML and JSON pieces and how they fit together. To top it all off, we also dive into BitCoin, Lightning and distributed monetisation in podcasting. With Dave Jones and John Chidgey. Related Articles: Podcasting 2.0Podcasting 2.0 Addendum Links of Potential Interest: Podcastindex.orgDeveloper Documentation for the...

Duration:01:48:47

101: AstroPhotography

1/2/2021
Ian Norman from Lonely Speck joins John to talk about photographing the MilkyWay with just your DSLR and without spending a fortune. We cover everything from Star-Trackers, Red-light filter removal, Pollution Filters, Focussing techniques, Image stacking and lots more. With Ian Norman and John Chidgey. Links of Potential Interest: How to Photograph the Milky Way - LonelySpeckBahtinov MaskSharpStar2 Precision Focusing Tool – Lonely SpeckHyperfocal DistanceThe Center Column – Independent...

Duration:01:48:48

100: Oh My NAS

12/11/2020
Casey returns to join John in an episode where we explore all things NAS - specifically the Synology. How we use it, what we use it for and how we neither of us can ever live without one anymore! With Casey Liss and John Chidgey. Related Article: Oh My NAS Links of Potential Interest: PlexStarport 75QNAPParallelsPlex/NAS Compatibility SpreadsheetMoCA BridgePlex PassPlex Naming PrimerChannelsHomebridgeTransmissionSonarrJackettBackblaze 3-2-1Network Attached N00bsPlex PrimerSSD...

Duration:01:45:12

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