Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell
Exploring the intersection of Humanity and Technology coming from the fringes of Silicon Valley.

Translation: The Software Arts (chapter 2)
Jan 5 • 69 min
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…
Introduction to The Software Arts
Oct 24, 2019 • 39 min
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…
Micro Extensions Expand State of Emergency
Aug 27, 2019 • 95 min
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.
Simplecast - Podcasting and Business Development
Jul 30, 2019 • 76 min
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…
Lyle’s Back Surgery and Podcasting Conversations
Jun 30, 2019 • 45 min
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.
Oruk-hai’s Eugenics Star Trek in 1996
May 25, 2019 • 61 min
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.
Lyle Update from Amsterdam
May 17, 2019 • 12 min
For the Netflix podcast I did a quick jaunt to Amsterdam-here is an audio-blog type entry of my time there-Lyle.
Ben Joins Netflix
Apr 24, 2019 • 62 min
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…
Web Auth; Predicting Wind; Anti-Vax Videos
Mar 22, 2019 • 69 min
Wind prediction with AI, Anti-Vax movies pulled from Amazon Prime, Web Authn, and Home Automation and the cloud.
Software: Android, Ruby, ORM, & Podcasting
Mar 9, 2019 • 50 min
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.
Fake Images Undergo Existential Crisis
Mar 1, 2019 • 41 min
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…
Updating Broken Laptops with Bad Languages
Feb 23, 2019 • 39 min
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.
Hacking NES Across Kazakhstan for Better Netflix
Jan 8, 2019 • 94 min
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.
Computational Medicine
Dec 29, 2018 • 59 min
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,…
Supersonic Git Mansplains to Facebook
Nov 27, 2018 • 112 min
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…
Noble Ape with Tom Barbalet
Nov 7, 2018 • 71 min
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…
A Wifi Mesh of Meditating on Podcasting
Oct 23, 2018 • 25 min
iPhone Max, Meditation, Amplify Mesh, Adobe Apps, Procreate, and Podcasting “I chat about a few things I am into lately.”-Lyle
Robot Apologizes for cutting Antenna with Chainsaw ARM
Sep 25, 2018 • 92 min
Japanese robots are hopping around on an asteroid, Linus Torvalds apologizes for being a jerk, and ARM chips have a new trick up their sleeves. All this and more on the latest GeekSpeak.
Martian Telescope Senses Wrecked Teslas
Sep 3, 2018 • 93 min
A bunch of great news stories from Miles, and a wonderful tail of VR exploration at Siggraph 2018 from Ben. Plus goat sounds, stories of the geeks hurting each other, and thoughts on existential VR.
Hate Speech and Mistrust of Pseudo AI are a matter of Timing
Jul 16, 2018 • 66 min
New time, see RBG, Facebook vs Jefferson, AI and Humans, Humans as AI, Humans as resources, Mistrust of tech, AI better then humans medical addition, space mission, CFCs found, and much more with Miles and Lyle.
Mapping Database Abuse with Better Apps
Jul 3, 2018 • 59 min
Week in News: Police officers fired in California after abusing privacy through large databases. Microsoft gives to OpenStreetMap, Lyle plays with HoloLen, Supercomputers and Linux, and #FamilesBelongTogether bot attack. And a long form discussion on…
Public Domain Brains Program Siri
Jun 29, 2018 • 100 min
Digital assistants talking gooder, EU legislating worser, long copyright worstest, cryptocurrencies downing, and spaceships fartherest. These stories and more as the Geeks critique each others’ communication skills and discuss the ability to excel in…
Zach on Law
Jun 3, 2018 • 87 min
Attorney and candidate for Santa Cruz Judge, Zach Schwarzbach geeks out with Lyle about law. We chat about Public Defender, Bad Choices vs Luck, Prosecution for Manslaughter, Cell Phones-Rights, Cell Bright, No Naked Pics on your Phone, Rational…
Illuminating the Pentagon’s Bumper Sticker for Bitcoins
May 30, 2018 • 83 min
Are the Warriors worth talking about? What is an Astroboffin? A new solution to identity from the Pentagon. AI recognizing cars. Ben tries Siempo. And much much more-including Bitcoin power usage with Cake and Lightbulbs.
Self Destructing Solar Powered Chrome Extensions
May 22, 2018 • 99 min
Ben Jaffe, Miles Elam, and Lyle Troxell
Augment your Pictures at Ikea
Apr 25, 2018 • 45 min
The Geeks often spend time discussing the pitfalls of technology; today they look at some of the upsides. From microscopes that help find cancer to simpler directions from your mapping app, and even IKEA furniture building robots; Geekpeak is your source…