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Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

Technology Podcasts

A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

Location:

Santa Cruz, CA

Description:

A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

Language:

English

Contact:

203 8th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-419-9659


Episodes

The Software Arts: Language

5/24/2020
Warren Sack is back for a conversation of the Natural and Institutional Language from the French Encyclopédistes, touching on The Wealth of Nations, Babbage, Lovelace, Donald Knuth, Information Theory, Work vs Work, James Prescott Joule, Functions & Operations and much more. Learn why the true language of Software is not Physics.

Duration:00:53:39

Highschool Social Software Usage

3/20/2020
On this episode Lyle interviews his daughter Gwendolyn about the social software she uses in High School – iMessage, Instagram, SnapChat, TikTok. And they play with Lyle’s new RodeCASTER Pro. Rode RODECaster Pro Integrated Podcast Production Studio RCP B&HAll possible pythagorean triples, visualized - YouTubeCat puts paw in water and freaks out funny vine - YouTubeThe SnapChat video we record during this episode.

Duration:00:40:46

Elevating fears of Dropping Thoughts over Time

2/21/2020
Ben and Lyle chat about elevators, the fear of dropping things, Podcasting, how we experience thoughts, drawing, learning, music, meditation, Time Tracking, Theme:Focus, Memory and being Present. Are you a 1,2,3,4 or 5 in this apple visualization exercise?Toggl - Free Time Tracking SoftwareQbserve app - Mac Time Tracking and Productivity Improvement

Duration:01:08:05

Translation: The Software Arts (chapter 2)

1/5/2020
What does it mean to implement “hailing a cab” in software and how does this new translation stack up to the existing institution? Discussions based around “The Software Arts: Chapter 2”, "Translation"with the author Warren Sack. We talk about the differences of the humanities understanding of translation where meaning is lost, created, or changed, and compare it with the software concepts of perfect translation like compiling code. Make sure to check out Part 1. Francis Bacon -...

Duration:00:28:01

Introduction to The Software Arts

10/24/2019
This episode kicks off a limited series of discussions with Warren Sack centered around his book The Software Arts, MIT Press, forward by John Rajchman The Software Arts offers an alternative history of software that places the liberal arts at the very center of software’s evolution. Warren’s book is available from MIT Press – grab a copy and enjoy a multi-episode virtual book club with me and the author. We plan to release an episode for each chapter: TranslationReading along is not...

Duration:00:44:22

Micro Extensions Expand State of Emergency

8/27/2019
MicroLEDs, Google Chrome Extensions are more private, macOS is locking things down, Expanse and other shows we are watching, and a post show covering wonderfully geeky PostGraphile. MicroLED Displays Could Show Up in Products as Soon as 2020Google to Minimize the Data Collected by Chrome ExtensionsExpanse fans, no need to worry—Amazon orders season 5 of its new sci-fi showWe’ve got our first peek at S4 of The Expanse and an airdate: December 13Louisiana declares state of emergency in...

Duration:01:35:32

Simplecast - Podcasting and Business Development

7/30/2019
Brad Smith (@brad), the founder and CEO of Simplecast, talks with me about the creation of Simplecast from initial musings to venture capital infused growth, and building partnerships. Brad is also an expert on the podcasting landscape and walks us through some wonderful changes that Apple and Google have recently made that should help the podcasting community. And, of course, this wouldn’t be GeekSpeak if we didn’t get technical – Brad is a geek and is proud of it. Podcast Hosting,...

Duration:01:16:22

Lyle's Back Surgery and Podcasting Conversations

6/30/2019
Lyle Troxell and Ben Jaffe about the current state of the Geek Speak podcast, conversation styles, and Lyle’s L5 S1 Back Surgery Fusion with instrumentation.

Duration:00:45:05

Oruk-hai's Eugenics Star Trek in 1996

5/25/2019
New Geek Rich Zurad joins Ben and Lyle to cover the JRR universe badly, the Star Wars vs Star Trek argument, cover some of the podcasts they like, and their pet health problems. This gravity-powered battery could be the future of energy storage - Archpaper.com

Duration:01:01:24

Lyle Update from Amsterdam

5/17/2019
For the Netflix podcast I did a quick jaunt to Amsterdam – here is an audio-blog type entry of my time there – Lyle. Lyle's Photos Amsterdam - Kinda over-doing it.BanksyLaugh now - Moco MuseumYayoi Kusama - Moco MuseumExit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - IMDb

Duration:00:12:58

Ben Joins Netflix

4/24/2019
Ben Jaffe and Lyle Troxell talk about the culture at Facebook and at Netflix and about vulnerability at work. Lyle tells a story about doing a branching talk about branching narratives. A quick chat about Star Trek Next Generation and even Ben’s broken dryer. Bandersnatch - Branching Narrative Black Mirror EpisodePuss In Book - Branching Narrative TitleWhy Netflix move away from the 5 StarsBrené Brown and Vernā Myers Discuss Inclusion and Diversity

Duration:01:02:58

Web Auth; Predicting Wind; Anti-Vax Videos

3/22/2019
Wind prediction with AI, Anti-Vax movies pulled from Amazon Prime, Web Authn, and Home Automation and the cloud. Alphabet Subsidiary Trained AI to Predict Wind Output 36 Hours in AdvanceAmazon Removes Anti-Vaccine Content After CNN Business ReportW3C Approves WebAuthn, Web Standard for Password-Free Logins

Duration:01:09:16

Software: Android, Ruby, ORM, & Podcasting

3/9/2019
Miles and Lyle chat about software development esp. about Ruby and ORMs which leads to a bit about the GeekSpeak Rails website, podcast chapter marks, recording podcasting, including hardware and budgets. A bit of inside baseball. Kotlin and AndroidRuby Programming LanguageObject-relational impedance mismatchDjango and a Better ORMID3

Duration:00:50:47

Fake Images Undergo Existential Crisis

3/1/2019
Generative Adversarial Networks are a pattern of Machine Learning that can do some amazing things – in this episode we chat about them effecting our concepts of truth. And we include an episode of Linear Digressions from Ben and Katie to really explain how GANs really work. This Person Does Not Exist Is the Best One-Off Website of 2019How to recognize fake AI-generated imagesNeural Nets Play Cops and Robbers (aka generative adversarial networks) — Linear Digressions

Duration:00:41:32

Updating Broken Laptops with Bad Languages

2/23/2019
Miles walks us through buying a used 2015 MacBook Pro and upgrading it with a better hard drive. And we talk programing languages: Kotlin, Swift, Groovy, Java, Python and more. It’s a programing rich episode of GeekSpeak. Netflix Takes Broadband to the Broken ScreenNGFF M.2 nVME SSD Adapter CardMultiplatform Project: iOS and Android - Kotlin Programming LanguageWhy has the Groovy programming language lost its momentum? - Quorattfkam/pg_gnufind: GNU find output as PostgreSQL foreign tables...

Duration:00:39:07

Hacking NES Across Kazakhstan for Better Netflix

1/8/2019
Software engineer and “I’ll show it to you at hackday… chap”, Guy Cirino joins Lyle for a chat about hacking at Netflix, driving across Asia, high energy particle physics at CERN, and improving streaming video better for everyone. Netflix Stream Possible VideoNetflix Hack Day — Winter 2015 – Netflix TechBlog – MediumGeekSpeak About AR Tech: Martian Telescope Senses Wrecked TeslasGeekSpeak Episode: Engineering FlatBuffers Programing sans JSONTeleFlix - Full Blog PostThe real Hawkins National...

Duration:01:34:56

Computational Medicine

12/29/2018
UCLA Health technical project manager Robert Smith joins for a discussion on the state of personalized medicine and computational medicine. The goal of personal genomics is to move toward being able to interpret each person’s individual genetic sequence, and predict it’s effect on their bodies and health. Preoperative predictions of in-hospital mortality using electronic medical record data | bioRxivLarge-scale transcriptome-wide association study identifies new prostate cancer risk...

Duration:00:59:49

Supersonic Git Mansplains to Facebook

11/27/2018
Some flight in the news, laws managed by git source control – and how awesome collaboration can be using git. A large discussion: does Facebook’s benefit outweigh its drawbacks and how can we make social networks better for society or do they just represent who we are. The geeks chat about Geek Speak being Therapy for Mansplaining. New experimental Lockheed supersonic jet starts productionFirst ever plane with no moving parts takes flightHow I changed the law with a GitHub pull request |...

Duration:01:52:18

Noble Ape with Tom Barbalet

11/7/2018
In 1996 Tom is in Australia dumpster diving to find a computer… he needs this already out-of-date hardware to prove that “you can simulate ecosystems.” For the last 22 years Tom has been maintaining and improving Noble Ape a software “ecosystem” which allows one to simulate life, language, weather, and internal thought. Noble Ape

Duration:01:11:15

A Wifi Mesh of Meditating on Podcasting

10/23/2018
iPhone Max, Meditation, Amplify Mesh, Adobe Apps, Procreate, and Podcasting “I chat about a few things I am into lately.” – Lyle Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris | Stream Episodes NowAmpliFi Wi-FiHome Networking - Ubiquiti EdgeRouter XiPad Software for Drawing - Procreate

Duration:00:25:43