Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell
How Technology Affects Society and Culture from the Geek Perspective or Bridging the gap between Geeks and the rest of humanity.
The one with Nate Walkingshaw of Pluralsight
Jan 12 • 54 min
I interview Nate Walkingshaw the Chief Experience Officer of Pluralsight an online developer skills site. We chat about his buisness and product advice and dance around the themes of his new book Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome…
GitHub’s Prince Hates Hijacking Slow iPhones
Jan 5 • 103 min
Can you hear the difference between a human voice and a computer’s? Maybe not. It turns out that the infamous Nigerian Prince actually lives in Louisiana, and that Facebook’s Hate speech policies don’t work. How should we interact with our tech? And what…
Re-Run… Ready Player One with Ernest Cline
Dec 15, 2017 • 54 min
The trailer for the movie of Ready Player one was just released and it got us quite excited. The book is amazing.. here is my interview with Ernest Cline about 1980s nostalgia first broadcast with the release of the his book Ready Player One in August of…
Re-Run… Kevin Mitnick, The Art of Deception
Dec 9, 2017 • 34 min
Originally aired on KUSP on October 21st 2002, this episode of GeekSpeak features special guest, by phone, Kevin Mitnick talking about social engineering and his book The Art of Deception.
Facebook isn’t Neutral about Pokemon Nazis
Dec 1, 2017 • 65 min
Does Facebook help or hinder? Is Net Neutrality dead? Just how dangerous is Pokemon? We discuss these questions and more on this episode of Geek Speak.
Scambot Hijacks Scott Kelly’s Exoskeleton
Nov 17, 2017 • 68 min
Want to find out how waste the scammers time, or how likely you are to be hacked? How about what spending a year in space is like? Join us on this week’s Geek Speak and we’ll discuss these stories and a whole lot more.
Mr. Starcraft goes to Washington
Nov 9, 2017 • 57 min
If someone offers you a deal on an iPhone X are you sure it wasn’t stolen? Starcraft II may be free, but are humans still better players? Tech giants get grilled by the senate. These stories and more on this week’s Geek Speak
Big Tablets Change Russian Dungeons
Nov 3, 2017 • 78 min
An email from a listener sparks a conversation on how the show, and tech, has changed over the years. Also; Kids have their own tablets, and Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing a renaissance. There’s lots to hear on this Week’s Geek Speak!
Go Modem Divides FBI into Two Factors
Oct 24, 2017 • 67 min
Self-taught AI’s are better at GO, Building your own modem, and The FBI can’t break encryption on today’s phones. All this and more on this week’s Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell and Miles Elam.
Monday AIMs to Sleep in Space
Oct 12, 2017 • 71 min
Don’t like Mondays? Twitter data shows it really is the worst day of the week. AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down in December, and a year in space is really bad for you. And at the very end, Lyle and Ben try and sing using Ben’s wonderful…
Reactive Programing at Netflix with Jafar Husain
Oct 6, 2017 • 59 min
A discussion with T39 member Jafar Husain, one of Lyle’s software engineering colleagues at Netflix about Jafar’s growth as a developer and journey from Object oriented development to functional development and the Reactive Programing pattern used in Rx.…
Rands on Diversity, Leadership, and No Email
Oct 2, 2017 • 72 min
An interview with Michael Lopp (@rands), VP of Engineering at Slack, about the importance of diversity, one-on-one meetings, management vs leadership, no email at Slack, speaking in public, fidget spinners, offer letters, writing, and much more.
Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS purchase Racist Ads on Facebook
Sep 28, 2017 • 58 min
Off doesn’t mean off under IOS 11, but that’s OK your iPhone is too complex for you to fix anyway; You’ll soon know where you are with super accuracy thanks to new GPS chips; and Russian election tampering on Facebook was a feature, not a bug. All this…
All Your Database Are Belong To Us
Sep 21, 2017 • 74 min
An extra long post show from early this month cut into a technical episode. We chat about Sonos online, iPad1 still running Netflix, Security Cameras, AT&T neighborhood discrimination, Miles Working and work spouses, software testing including at Netflix,…
Tesla Jacks Equifax’s Ultrasonic Pot
Sep 14, 2017 • 59 min
The Geeks discuss the need for a corporate death penalty in light of the Equifax data breach exposing private info of every adult in the US. Don’t worry, they talk about some fun tech too and even drug running. Well, maybe not running since apparently the…
Microwaves and Micro RNA Patch Pacemakers
Sep 8, 2017 • 76 min
Doctor Dawn Motyka joins Lyle and Miles in a discussion about genetics, living longer, and of course the tech angle on biohacking.
Babylonian NSA Finds Tiny Antennas at Whole Foods
Sep 1, 2017 • 59 min
Followup, Germain team wins Hyperloop race, NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto, a new mini-antenna tech, Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices, trigonometry found on ancient Babylonian tablet, Autonomous Forklift, Surface Mount Soldiering, and no USB-C cables at…
Maine Votes to Watermark Bullying
Aug 23, 2017 • 58 min
Laptops can help kids learn, voting machine security, algorithm to remove watermarks, Bing still going and strong, iOS 11 updates, anti-bullying AI not so good, and more with Miles and Lyle.
Volunteering Yellow Stone Service Worker Rentals
Aug 18, 2017 • 59 min
Have a beer with Lyle for a one-man episode of GeekSpeak. Chatting about his recent visit to Yellow Stone and Car rental-fu, Service Workers, CSS Grid Layout, Zuckerberg on Charlottesville, and much more.
Working at Netflix
Aug 4, 2017 • 54 min
Brendan Gregg and Lyle Troxell talk about what it is like to work at Netflix. How the culture of freedom and responsibility benefits us as employees and how it doesn’t feel like a culture of fear.
Nordic Passwords are made from Chips, Salt, Fat, Paint, and Zombies
Jul 25, 2017 • 58 min
Employees can chip themselves, MS Paint is no more, 1Password focus on funding, Nordic Problems, T-Rex sprint speed, chickens as steady cam, and more Geek News.
Typos Force Arbitration of Big O Notation
Jul 13, 2017 • 77 min
AT&T thinks arbitration is awesome. Lyle can’t keep up with the latest Comcast bandwidth. Neilson’s ratings get gamed. The sharing economy doesn’t give back umbrellas. OpenBSD shows the way forward and the geeks put the oh! in to “Big O”.
AIs get Burned Out on AR
Jul 7, 2017 • 109 min
Verizon kills Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, LeVar Burton’s new Podcast-like Reading Rainbow for Adults, AI to create design in code, AI drawing, Not even wrong, being Burnt Out, AR stuff, Words are cool, and a fun post show.
Hamilton Sizes up Interactive Luggage
Jun 30, 2017 • 58 min
Gmail stops scanning email, neural networks provide ancient wisdom, 4-4′s don’t measure up, branching narratives, unstable rolling luggage, and the geeks throw away their shot.
Broken Genome Tracks Girl Scouts; Live!!
Jun 28, 2017 • 86 min
Recorded in front of a live audience and benefitting Part Hall and KBCZ 90.1 FM, Boulder Creek, CA, we covered broken internet, vegetarianism permanently reshaping the human genome, Amazon buying Whole Foods, new browser tech, Meditation changing your…
Democratic JSON Feeds Humanity
Jun 16, 2017 • 51 min
UserLand Frontier is a nearly 30 year old Mac database and scripting app. It only runs on Macs made before 2011. What does Frontier have to do with the Open Web and the democracy? Is there another vision of the web than Facebook and Twitter – how do we…