Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Episode 64: Holidays at Home (With Horrible Internet)

Bart and Norma discuss surviving the holiday, some Xmas stories and New Year's stuffs...

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_Episode_64.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Episode 63: North Korea!

Bart and Norma review feedback, discuss some of the lunacy that is North Korea, and mention some unpleasant cancer-related news.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_63.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Episode 61: Holiday Trifecta

Bart, Norma and Voretaq team up to discuss feedback, holidays, and cardboard wieners!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_61.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode 60: Solo Flight

Bart flies solo this time; he goes over soem feedback and discusses Android tablet "Deals" and another political moron!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_60.mp3

Show Notes:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Episode 59: Kinda Sorta Thanksgiving!

Bart and Voretaq review feedback and have a Thanksgiving-themed set of conversations!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_59.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Episode 58: ShirtGate

Bart and Norma discuss feedback, shirtgate and some various stories on CNN!

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_58.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Episode 57: Too Much Politics

Bart and Voretaq7 discuss a bit of politics, some GamerGate, and some feedback!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_57.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Episode 56: Blackface and the 9/11 Museum

Bart and Norma discuss blackface and social taboos as well as a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_56.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Episode 55: The Denver Trip

Bart and Voretaq7 discuss why Qmail is horrible and Bart's trip to Denver, among other things...

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_55.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Episode 54: Preppers, Ebola and Oil

Bart and Norma discuss a few spanning topics, but cut the podcast slightly short because of reasons we'll probably get into in the next episode.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_54.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Episode 53: Happy Birthday GAD!

Bart and Norma discover this is the one-year anniversary of Geeking After Dark, then go over feedback. We talk about insurance, jobs and pay, Stephen Collins, and Bart's blog post about the Athens Area School District posting a press release in an inappropriate manner.

Show Notes:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Episode 52: Education Income, Bank Hacks, Gamer Gate and More!

Voretaq returns for a long conversation with topics ranging from high pay for NYC public school staff to "Gamer Gate."

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_52.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Episode 51: The Downer Episode

Bart and Norma review feedback, Sam Pepper sexually harassing women, Tracy Morgan being blamed by WalMart for his injuries, and the ethics of the wealthy

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_51.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Episode 50: A Wild Voretaq7 Appears!

This week Mike, AKA Voretaq7, co-hosts with Bart and we have what is possibly the longest reply-to-feedback episode ever! Topics were all over the chart...dino-sharks, cost of living, fracking, #FloodWallStreet and even Emma Watson!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_50.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Episode 49: Country Edition

Bart and Norma talk about schools, the state of technology in schools, dress codes and attrition rates and end up speculating about the degradation of their "home town."

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_49.mp3

Show Notes:
  • We're going back to basics, country style. You can tell from the cricket sounds.
  • Pete got interviewed
  • How do you pronounce "Megalodon?"
  • Trials of ordering food in the country
  • School dress codes
  • State of tech in schools (Spoiler alert; not good)
  • Practical vs. promised use of the Internet
  • The country has bugs. So many bugs.
  • Skills learned in schools
  • Resume' writing 101
  • Dressing strange and dress codes...so strange...
  • Teacher attrition and how teachers are treated
  • My home town will probably become an economic wasteland

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Episode 48: Bart Was Wrong

Norma and Bart discuss feedback, trite memes regurgitated as a substitute for thinking, and Apples big security failure. Oh, and more naked people.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_48.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Episode 47: Naked People

Norma and Bart review feedback (rioters, teacher training, etc.) and review the celebrity nudes story along with a discussion about victim blaming.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_47.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Episode 46: Feedback-A-Rama

Bart and Norma go over some feedback, and end up going over more feedback.

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_46.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Episode 45: Hero Movies, Improve Your Life Situation, Ferguson, and Schmoylent!

Norma gives feedback on a previous episode and we give some commentary on how people can (or can't) improve their social mobility. We also discuss the situation in Ferguson and Bart's Schmoylent experiment is coming along.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_45.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Episode 44: Don't Tell Pete

Norma steps in while Pete's on vacation; we talk about Robin Williams, class sizes in school, teacher evaluations and some news regarding a guy shot in Wal-Mart and another unarmed guy shot in Ferguson.

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_44.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Robin Williams died
  • Class sizes in schools
  • Teacher Evaluations
  • What do schools do for all the money they steal from taxpayers?
  • Remember latch-key kids?
  • Work at McDonalds to provide for family, or stay with the kid in the park to be with the family?
  • Dude shot in Wal-Mart for having an airgun
  • Race and gun rights disparity
  • Police reactions to minorities with guns (open carry for minorities vs. majorities)
  • Let's go to the nunnery!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Episode 43: Ship Under the World Trade Center, Rolling Coal, Censorship, and Bad Liberals

Bart and Norma discuss episode 42 feedback before going all over the place with general topics ranging from identifying the remains of an old ship under the World Trade Center site to people who get really mad over weird "liberal" stuff and censorship of seemingly innocent stuff.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_43.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Episode 42: Comic Movies, Soylent, and Professional Mobility

Bart and Pete discuss comic book movies, learned helplessness and how it relates to professional mobility, and Bart is tempted to tray a Soylent imitation...stay tuned to future podcasts to see if he manages to get the ingredients!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_42.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Episode 41:The Prodigal Host Returns

Pete returns and we end up getting sidetracked on double standards, but manage to revisit a story about Justin Lookadoo

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_41.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Episode 40: Vacation Wrap-up and Guthrie Pains

Norma and Bart wrap up their vacation and go over tribulations with prescription-faxing from Guthrie, plus Trump Plaza closes in Atlantic City and Norma never saw Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_40.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Does Pete listen to these?
  • Bunghole Liquors - hahahaha
  • Recap of Salem Sights
  • So many psychics!
  • Reenactment of an actual witch trial
  • Those trials were bullshit or people are utterly stupid. Maybe both.
  • Dungeons! (No dragons)
  • Walden Pond
  • Tech companies scattered near Salem
  • Guthrie...AAAAGH
  • My child insists he's the worst
  • Trump Plaza joins others in destroying Atlantic City
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights. She's never seen it. What's wrong with her?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Episode 39: Vacation Time

Norma and Bart are on an anniversary vacation trip! They talk about vacations in the USA work environment, storms in Salem, and discuss some Salem attractions we visited so far!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_39.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Vacations in the USA work environment
  • Salem thunderstorms
  • Salem attractions we visited so far

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Episode 38: Hobby Lobby, Rape Culture Revisited, and NYCC Tickets

Norma returns as cohost to review the Hobby Lobby ruling, she shares feedback about Rape Culture, and we discuss New York Comic Con ticket problems and we also have a guest appearance by the Little Dude.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_38.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Hobby Lobby...corporations can find religion
  • Data breach feedback
  • "Solo podcasts are okay"
  • Walmart benefits from poor pay and poor benefits
  • You owe us vs. you owe them...guess when businesses are quick to act?
  • Rent in Bradford County went nuts after the gas mini-boom
  • Norma discusses the rape culture term
  • Do people only pick up on keywords to be outraged about?
  • Victim blaming - I Punch First
  • Women getting free programming training is a bad thing?
  • New York Comic Con ticket debacle.
  • Little Dude crashes the recording session
  • He has a YouTube channel

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Episode 37: Moving Utilities, Scissors are for Stabbing, and Server Fault

Bart discusses some fun with getting utilities sorted after a move, a man who decides the best use of scissors is stabbing people, and does anyone have an opinion on the state of Server Fault?

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_37.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Homeless man goes all stabby
  • Utilities make it harder when you move
  • Rent increase vote in NYC...how did it go?
  • I moved...now how about turning over keys to the old place?
  • McJobs benefit from subsidized poor benefits
  • What do you think is happening to Server Fault?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Episode 36: Commentpalooza, Moving, and Information Breaches

Bart goes over a couple of comments regarding previous shows, touches on his busy weekend spent moving and Dominoes and PF Chang's are in the news for reasons they'd rather not be...

 Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_36.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Episode 34 feedback: Operation Choke Point
  • Episode 35 feedback: Rape culture and staying safe in NYC
  • Moving memories
  • Time Warner fun
  • PF Chang credit card breach reaction
  • Domino's has a data breach
  • Cleartext password storage

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Episode 35: Solo Edition

Bart discusses Atlassian's anti-women presentation slide, rape culture confusion, a chatbot "passed" the Turing Test and the most awesome Transformers ever!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_35.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Feedback from Episode 32
  • Grants and future planning; administrators getting bumps in pay for saving money
  • Atlassian developer got in a bit of trouble
  • Rape culture confusion...Bart is more than a little confused by certain perspectives, anyone care to offer another perspective?
  • Chatbot passed the Turing Test?
  • Most awesome Transformer set EVER

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Episode 34: Guns, X-Men, and Operation Choke Point

This marks week four of Pete's absence! A MONTH! Four weeks of Norma co-hosting with Bart! This time we discuss things like Operation Choke Point being used by the government to "discourage" legal but morally gray businesses...like porn...from being able to function by making it hard to do banking. Of course this will be abused by future administrations to prevent abortion clinics and such from functioning...

We also talk about guns brandished in public and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_34.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Episode 33: Gay Cartoon Characters, News from the Web and Movie Talk

Norma joins Bart on this holiday edition of GAD to discuss animated gay movie characters, some movie reviews, and news around the web!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_33.mp3

Show Notes:
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 may have a GAY CHARACTER. Conservatives flip the hell out.
  • How does a movie turn a kid gay? Or straight?
  • Feedback: Know what you want to do before going to college
  • Career choices sans degree
  • Godzilla movie review
  • News: White House outs a CIA agent. Whoops.
  • My my my my...Corona.
  • News: World's once-heaviest man died
  • News: Idiot crashes car by holding breath and fainting in tunnel. Dumbass.
  • News: Emma Watson has an English Literature degree now. What kind of job does she think she can get with that?
  • News: Pat Sajak is a climate change denier. I'll solve the puzzle; "Dumbass."
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Roar of the Tacodile

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Episode 32: Education and Other Reasons Not to be a Teacher

Norma reviews reasons she finds the education sector to be difficult in terms of career today

Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_32.mp3

Show notes:
  • We avoid discussing Bart's home search
  • They are cutting more teaching positions at the school district, including one from Norma's department
  • State testing fun
  • Censoring words
  • Computer availability in the classroom
  • Happy birthday Dude!
  • Happy birthday Norma!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Episode 31: Checking Out a New Neighborhood and Sibling Wars

Bart talks about his trip to the Far Rockaway neighborhood and Norma discusses her Mother's Day visit to her parents wherein her siblings cause mental anguish.

Show Notes:
  • Happy Mother's Day!
  • Bart goes to the Far Rockaway area to check out the neighborhood for a possible move
  • Rent increases suck
  • Norma's sisters try to make her visit miserable
  • Someone loses teeth during a family photo

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Episode 30: Sony Botches Spider-Man, LOPSA conference, NYC life and Product Placement

Bart and Pete talk about Amazing Spider-Man 2, Pete's visit to the LOPSA conference, and Bart's visit to Artsfest and Free Comic Book Day, along with some discussion about some aspects of city life.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_30.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Pete likes Costco
  • Pete spent the weekend at a LOPSA conference
  • Kanban use in organizations...like Trello and LeanKit
  • White box switches...still not inexpensive compared to Cisco
  • Touchscreen use
  • Athens Artsfest
  • Do you prefer the city or the country?
  • We give a few semi-spoilers for Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Sony product placement annoyed the hell out of Bart
  • Chuck at least made product placement campy
  • Captain America 2 was a very good movie in comparison...
  • Marvel movies kick ass compared to Sony's versions
  • Orphan Black: Bart's new binge-view pick

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Episode 29: College Debts, 3D Printing and Porn Star Bank Accounts

Bart and Norma speculate about life changes and the American Conservative platform, 3D Printing, and porn stars being denied bank accounts (wha?!)

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_29.mp3

Show Notes:
  • Days are hard
  • There was feedback on the Titanic and Eric Smith episode
  • Just making a life change to achieve the American Dream isn't as simple as it sounds
  • Paul Ryan is a jackass when it comes to poverty in Bart's opinion
  • The American Conservative platform is built on the idea of making people miserable to promote change; then their ideas make sense
  • College debt is fun
  • 3D Printing may be interesting in the future
  • Printing casts with 3D technology for faster healing?
  • Porn stars are being denied bank accounts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Episode 28: The ESB is Mean, 2-Factor Auth and Managing Machines

Bart and Pete discuss some holiday activities then roll into an explanation of 2-factor authentication and our experiences with certain software packages meant to help manage large numbers of machines. We would love to hear what others have encountered trying to do that...

We had a candy holiday weekend and our brains were stuck in first gear. Hmm...candy...

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_28.mp3

Show Notes:
  • WTF is "DevOps" - Pete's brief introduction to his love for The Phoenix Project
  • Social media sucks over the holidays
  • The Empire State Building is not fun if you have a Leatherman...because pliers are dangerous, yo.
  • 2-factor auth - with a horror/whoopsie story
  • When 2-factor is not enough...
  • What is 2-factor?
  • Enable it; because phishing is getting sophisticated, and I'm too tired to pay attention
  • Automating updates and configuration management on client computers - about as much fun as it sounds

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 27: DroneWatch 2014, Twitter Twits, Titanic Sinks and Eric Smith Still in Jail!

Norma and Bart discuss new drone laws in DroneWatch 2014, tweeting twits terrorize airlines and customers alike, and 102 years ago the Titanic sank. We also find that child murderer Eric Smith is once again denied parole. Lots of links in the show notes!

Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_27.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Episode 26: Drones, Autism and Social Programs

Bart and Pete manage to go completely off script and discuss a comment from a previous episode regarding people taking advantage of social programs/assistance. But we did manage to talk a little about autism and a followup on the town that wanted to issue permits to shoot drones out of the sky.

There is a brief garble in the audio near the beginning...not much could be done about that...sorry!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_26.mp3

Show Notes:
  • No more presidential selfies?
  • Deer Trail, Colorado nixes drone hunting permits
  • "We were just kidding, we swear!"
  • Abuse of financial assistance programs
  • Bart contends that corporations make more, unfairly, than welfare recipients
  • Money comes with strings attached
  • People will shop at evil Wal-Mart, even to their own detriment, if it means personally saving money in the short term
  • Pete says you have to think global but act local
  • Chili's cancels an autism fundraiser
  • Vaccinations have nothing to do with autism
  • ASD children in restaurants...it's a challenge

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Episode 25: The Conspiracy Episode

Bart and Norma talk about getting snowed in and a little bit about researchers using "drones" (a remote control quadcopter) to collect info from wifi-enabled devices, but most of the time we talked about conspiracy theories.

Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_25.mp3

Show Notes:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Episode 24: Now With More Banter!

Pete and Bart have a long conversation. We talk a little about O'Reilly, discuss feedback, a state is trying to restrict EBT card use and Fred Phelps died!

Show Notes:
  • Pete's Back
  • Interactions in person vs. online
  • Bill O'Reilly is still an arse
  • Night Court memories
  • Episode 22 feedback...Life was simpler growing up
  • People only delve into a topic if they're interested, otherwise rumor and hearsay works for them
  • Episode 23 feedback...Learn something new every day
  • People want to be in an echo chamber
  • A bill is being proposed to limit what EBT cards can be used for, apparently it was Louisiana (whoops, sorry Alabama...)
  • Poor people: budget as society says, or spend as they want?
  • A base income for everyone?
  • Jesus liked helping people, no strings attached
  • Fred Phelps died. You can hear the stampede of irony
  • Effects of diet and exercise with athletes

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 23: Fred Phelps and Society is Collapsing!

Norma joins Bart to discuss a report that society will be falling apart, Fred Phelps is dying and Norma takes issue with Pete and Bart's discussion on responsibility.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_23.mp3

Show notes:
  • Feedback on the Bitcoin episode
  • People have short memories and only care when it directly affects them
  • Norma has feedback regarding the personal responsibility discussion
  • She thinks Pete and Bart were both off
  • Fred Phelps is dying (he was excommunicated from the Westboro Baptist Church?!)
  • New study says society will collapse due to resource mismanagement and wealth inequality
  • People don't comprehend the magnitude of wealth inequality
  • Sbarro's and Quiznos are in Chapter 11 - are they the first of the low hanging fruit to get hit with ongoing inequality?
  • Norma thinks this one was our most boring episode yet!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Episode 22: Google Update, Inherited Apple Devices and Experian Shares Your Identity

Bart and Pete revisit the story wherein Google was cracking passwords of zipped mail attachments, we discuss accessing your accounts when you die, and Experian manages to share out all the information necessary for stealing your identity to a foreign national running an identity theft business from his home. We also discuss a little bit about Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Jesus" book and Windows XP being end-of-lifed.

Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_22.mp3

Show notes:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode 21: What's Bitcoin, Skype is being watched, Yahoo Video is Recorded

Bart and Pete discuss what Bitcoin (well, Cryptocurrency in general) is, Skype is watched by the NSA (thanks Edward Snowden!), British intelligence records Yahoo webcam videos, and Google apparently cracks certain password-protected email attachments.

Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_21.mp3

Show notes:
  • Sea stars and sea jellies and fishtanks...we like them
  • Crypto currencies...what is Bitcoin, Dogecoin, etc.?
  • Overview of Mt. Gox debacle
  • We have confirmation that Skype is monitored by the government (link)
  • Yahoo's video chats are being recorded by UK Intelligence (link)
  • Oh, and Google is cracking zipfiles attached to email (link) (link)
  • We trade privacy for convenience

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Episode 20: Creationism, Cryptolocker, Bankers and Blame

Bart and Pete discuss some Creationism podcast episode feedback before veering into Billy Ray Cyrus's Achy Breaky 2 (complete with mostly naked alien twerking!), Cryptolocker malware and pondering where blame lies for people duped into poor decisions...

Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_20.mp3

Show notes:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Episode 19: Company Apprenticeships and Gender Questions

Bart and Pete discuss encouraging in-company learning and soon veer in to the topic of gender in tech and gender questions in general.

Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_19.mp3

Show notes:
  • Does having the word "boobs" in the description or title boost our search score?
  • Does a CS degree help with a job in IT?
  • CS may help for programing, but not really so much in IT
  • Programming can be self-taught
  • Pete laments a lack of apprenticeships for programming
  • Bart laments a lack of in-company mentorships
  • Pete thinks it's not worth it without a measurable profit to the company
  • Are free lunches for camaraderie, or a way to get more productivity?
  • On a person-centric note, gender and technology
  • Also, most awkward segue ever!
  • Linux journal article referenced: Click Here
  • Do girls do better in "girl classes" because they pretend to be stupid for boys?
  • Pete is essentially accidentally offensive
  • What is harassment?
  • Loyalty for a company
  • FaceBook added 50 options for gender

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Episode 18: Malware, More Spying and Creationism

Today we talk about malware and some interesting uses of technology in spying on people...an ongoing theme from last week. Then we veer into the territory of religion when discussing the Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_18.mp3

Show notes:
  • Voretaq7 gives some feedback on last week's copyright on images discussion, regarding meme use
  • Is being a (court) lawyer just theater+debate?
  • Skeptics Guide to the Universe: should ISP's force customers to use antivirus software?
  • Would antivirus stop malware?
  • The AV software included in the OS's tend to suck (for political reasons)
  • Malware mining bitcoins?
  • ISP's injecting tracking code into your web browsing without your permission (news link)
  • Spying on your computer using radio waves? (news link)
  • Techniques for spying on people's computers and phones
  • Being off-grid makes you an anomaly that attracts attention now
  • Digital footprints and interview candidates
  • Sochi reporter hacked! (nope)
  • Viruses that spread using computer speakers?
  • Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate (view the video here)
  • We get into a bit of religion
  • The ark could NOT have happened
  • Pete says True Blood has T&A and Bart should watch it

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Episode 17: NSA Spying and Beware of Using Google Images

Today Pete and Bart meander through the topic of domestic spying, corporate information tracking, and the potential for litigation if you use Google image search to find pretty pictures for your blog.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_17.mp3

Show notes:
  • Making a 180 degree GoPro head mount
  • Coincidence: The Great Muppet Caper
  • Pete hates that Amazon searches follow him
  • Bart hates FaceBook because, in part, it's an echo chamber. It also kept screwing with settings
  • Commies are bad, says patriotic 'Muricans
  • Pete makes sure we know he's not a commie sympathizer
  • We have a special guest, Casey! But only because she didn't know it at the time.
  • NSA is spying on Americans
  • Target knows when you're (probably) pregnant
  • So much information about us is out there...
  • Just because some paranoids were right doesn't mean all their ramblings are true
  • Shop for random things to screw with spying algorithms
  • Beware what images you use lest you are sued

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Episode 16: Matt Sherman Interview and Scott Sigler Horror Novels

This time we feature our first INTERVIEW! And we found an absolutely wonderful first interview guest: Matt Sherman, co-founder and CTO of Alikewise and part of the programming team at Stack Overflow Careers (part of the Stack Exchange network.)

Also Bart talks about his love of Scott Sigler techno-thriller-horror novels. No, we're not sponsored. I wish we made money...but this is purely out of love for Scott's books! Check him out on his website!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_16.mp3

Show notes:
  • Special guest: Matt Sherman!
  • Scott Sigler's Pandemic released January 21st
  • Bart totally geeks out on Sigler's books
  • Interview with Matt Sherman!
  • Co-founder and CTO of Alikewise, an online dating site that matches singles by their love of books
  • Kindles are bad! (because we can't see what book you're reading)
  • How will books...story consumption...change in the future?
  • Matt discusses his work as a Stack Overflow Careers programmer
  • How does SO Careers work? (Hint: credibility)
  • Stack Exchange uses the MS stack
  • Matt works heavily in .NET, C# in particular, with a long history of past technologies from the dot-com boom
  • His background is in theoretical physics an philosophy!
  • As the dot-com boomed, so did his interest in tech
  • His programming background was self-taught
  • We find out how programming is much like physics
  • Today he is experimenting with projects written in Go
  • "Every (computer) language...is a set of opinions." I really liked that quote.
  • It's helpful to have a project you want to bring to life when learning to program
  • Is there a link between programmers and literacy?
  • What's a programmer's day like?
  • How does Stack Exchange bring new programmers up to speed?
  • There are Stack Exchange programmers that hadn't touched C# before working there!
  • Asking questions is hard!
Check Matt out on his blog at clipperhouse.com and his online dating site at alikewise.com. His day job can be found at careers.stackoverflow.com and tweet him at @clipperhouse. His projects can be found on Github!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Episode 15: LinkedIn Not Hacked, Guns, and a Boob-Obsessed B-Movie Director

We're all over the place on this one. We're discussing such a wide variety of things...

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_15.mp3 

Show notes:
  •  Pete is angling to become a Dogecoin Millionaire
  • It's a holiday...how goes the day? (Not great for Bart...)
  • Do what you love! (DWYL) - READ THE ARTICLE! https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/in-the-name-of-love/
  • Does changing your viewpoint mean problems go away?
  • Linked-In takes legal action!
  • This confuses people, apparently...
  • Is scraping "hacking?" (Hint: no.)
  • They're not hacked! http://www.cloudpro.co.uk/cloud-essentials/cloud-security/3708/amazon-ec2-has-not-been-hacked-nor-has-linked-in
  • In tech, truth matters less than wild ass ignorant conclusions
  • IPv6 and too many damn devices need firewalls
  • Signs things have changed: my washer needs rebooting
  • ATMs are running a soon to be end of lifed Windows XP?
  • Pete plays with a Disney ride's controls and NEARLY GETS ARRESTED BY DISNEY POLICE FOR HACKING. Not really.
  • We talk movies, such as Popatopolis.
  • It's a documentary about a prolific B-movie director with a love of boobs, babes and kitsch
  • Oh, we have feedback. Norma thought the previous episode was a tad wee bit too repetitive. 
  • Does access to so much information make us more self-centered?
  • Florida had a shooting. Surprise! Don't text in theaters, kids!
  • Guns guns guns guns MURICA!
  • Ad hominem "Ghost Gun" attacks aren't a legitimate argument
  • Cracked.com has an interesting article on things that both sides can agree on when it comes to guns. http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-things-gun-lovers-haters-can-agree-on/

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Episode 14: Is Programming for Me?

This episode is part one of our discussion on the programming profession!

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_14.mp3

Show notes:

  • Previous episode was the 13th episode and we didn't realize it because nothing blew up
  • We talk about Chromecast setup woes
  • Bart still likes AppleTV, Pete loves Roku
  • What is programming?
  • What do you ask yourself to see "Is programming for me?"
  • Do you need to be good at math to program?
  • Programming is problem solving
  • Is there an aspect of programming that lets you know it's definitely not for you?
  • What are programmers like (programmer culture?)
  • "Brogrammers" - is it a programmer thing or a company thing?
  • Female programmers
  • Programming isn't a profession where you must be certified to gain employment

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Episode 13: Bart and Pete Ramble About Programming

This episode we talk about a programming project Bart used to dip his toes back into the pond of programming and see if he enjoys it.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_13.mp3 

Show notes:
  •  What should Pete and Norma argue about?
  • Blue Snowball...do I sound better?
  • Bart worked on a personal project ending on New Year's
  • Are programmers intolerant of new programmers?
  • Pete doesn't think that's a problem at the company
  • There's a bias against certain languages
  • Seems strange since .NET compiles down to CIL anyway
  • Use the "right" language for the job
  • Bart talks about his limited programming background
  • Bart relives his capstone of PERL and VB
  • If you have a need, that's a motivating factor to learn to program
  • The fundamentals of programming can get boring
  • Specs are a good idea, or at least thinking ahead about the program
  • Visual Studio is intimidating
  • Some things aren't intuitive (async timer, I'm looking at you...)
  • MS's tools are great for programmers, but overwhelming
  • How do you debug?
  • There's a lot of magic that abstracts implementation from execution
  • Experience gives you a larger body of questions to ask and figure out how your program fails
  • Are there materials on how to debug programs?
  • Can you get stuck learning a particular tool?
  • We might end up doing a multi-part discussion on learning to program
  • Pete was looking at coming up with a curriculum for teaching a family member how to program and work in IT