Coder Radio

A weekly talk show

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A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of Software Development and the world of technology.

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  • 558: Big Zuck Energy

    February 21st, 2024  |  47 mins 7 secs
    ai innovations, alternative hardware, apple, babylon 5, commonwealth saga, cuda lock-in, dvd copy, sprint to scale, hbo's john adams, immersed team, meta headset wars, mike, mike's apple vision quest, pandora's star, raising cattle, scale, space: above and beyond, stereotypical dad, the borg remastered, visor, x-files, zuck rehab, zuckerberg

    We embrace the dad bod lifestyle and find out if Apple's Vision Pro demo sold Mike, and Chris is picking up on what the Zuck is putting down.

  • 557: Betting it all on Green

    February 14th, 2024  |  45 mins 23 secs
    ai chips, amazon, apple, c#, chat with rtx, chatbot, coder radio, custom llm, developers, development podcast, documents, eu, european commission, files, garry newman, gemini, generative ai, germany, gitlab, global gdp, global semiconductor industry, google, imessage, internet, local, market cap, memory, nvidia, openai, pc, sam altman, sheikh tahnoun, softbank, taiwan semiconductor, tesla, unethical, youtube, zoom call recordings

    Why we think Nvidia has become one of the most valuable companies in the world, Sam's new "mind boggling" idea, and more.

  • 556: Facial Computing

    February 7th, 2024  |  38 mins 22 secs
    active record async, apk sideload, apple ecosystem lockin, ar, coder radio, dev mode, developers, development podcast, digital me, discord, facial computing, firefox, immersed, immersed with linux, immersed with mac review, meta quest 3, meta quest remote display app, microsoft, nextcloud, pass-through, rails, side quest, slack, spatial computing, telegram, using quest for work, video calls, xbox

    Chris tries out Spatial Computing using a $3,200 trick, and Mike has a Rails treat you won't want to miss.

  • 555: It's Good to be the King

    January 31st, 2024  |  57 mins 23 secs
    ai safety, appstore, ar, biden, brainimplant, chipmaker, code, coder radio, commission, computer, control, defense, developers, development podcast, device, dma, elonmusk, eu, fees, github copilot, government, headset, human, iphone, microsoft, neuralink, paralysis, phone, privacy, quality, regulation, research, review, rules, sales, security, stephenhawking, subsidies, telepathy, tests, thirdparty, updates, veto, visionpro, vr, xbox

    If you're going to come at the king, you better not miss; now it's Apple's turn to make everyone feel pain.

  • 554: The App Store Addiction

    January 24th, 2024  |  58 mins 24 secs
    app compatibility, app-to-web payments, apple developers, apple's big brother, coder radio, developers, development podcast, dhh, free os updates, google, hack, job cuts, linux upgrades, macos sonoma, microsoft, microsoft senior leadership emails, russian hackers, software development, software security, solarwinds, third-party upgrades, vision pro

    We knew they'd be petulant, but even our expectations were higher than this. We dig into how Apple dunked on devs after last week's show, yet another Microsoft hack, and more.

  • 553: Fake AI Until You Make AI

    January 17th, 2024  |  49 mins 31 secs
    app store split, apple ai team, ces 2024 ai hype, companies with layoffs, discord, epic vs. apple final judgment, eu, post-holiday layoffs google, small business support group, smart bathroom tech, vision pro virtual keyboard

    They are building AI into toilets now; CES was a clown show. But we put our business hats on and find the bright side.

  • 552: iPad Friend Zone

    January 10th, 2024  |  1 hr 10 mins
    antitrust charges, app approval, app store rejections, apple approval, apple bullying tactics, apple ecosystem, apple rejection, apple vision pro, apple-fortnite dispute, biggest banks, bitcoin etf, blindspot, chatgpt valuation, coder qa crew, copyright infringement, department of justice, digital markets act, etf, failed negotiations, financial impact, free software project, hey calendar, hey calendar blog post, in-store experience, kangaroo court, limited quantity, liquid detection, macs, magna carta, marketing style guidelines, monkey jpgs, new york times lawsuit, openai and microsoft, personalized adjustments, preorders, price, pwa solution, sales start, tech bros, tech community history, the verge article, tim sweeney tweet, twitter threads, us stock market, usb-c ports, visionos

    A prominent developer has brought the anti-trust heat against Apple to the public, kicking off a chain reaction that could have gone very wrong for Apple. Plus, why the Apple Vision Pro is destined for the Friend Zone.

  • 551: The Workstation Lifestyle

    January 3rd, 2024  |  44 mins 59 secs
    adobe, amd ryzen threadripper, antitrust laws, apple, apple watch series 9, apple watch ultra 2, assassin's creed, beeper mini, blood oxygen feature, coder radio, cooking process, dell precision, developers, development podcast, dsa violations, elden ring, epic games, eu, figma acquisition, fortnite, hardware, humbling experience, imessage, justice department, mike's new machine, nvidia rtx a2000, patent dispute, presidential review period, real-time 3d graphics, red dead redemption, regulatory approval, remake, scylladb, the coder robe, tim sweeney, uk, unreal engine, unreal engine 5, us senators, x

    Mike shares his adventures and process of coming from mobile app projects to working with Unreal Engine, and why he realized a laptop just wasn't going to cut it.

  • 550: Buff Uncle Jeff

    December 27th, 2023  |  51 mins 14 secs
    advent calendars, ai training, anonymity, antitrust case, bat token, beeper, brave browser, cartridges, censoring, client fingerprints, coder robe, coding challenge, developers, development podcast, epic games, fat32, fxpak pro, google, krikzz, lfnw, linuxfest northwest, manipulation, microsd support, microsoft, oder radio, pasadena convention center, programmers, project measurement, puzzles, scale 21x, texas linux fest, tips, vivaldi browser, work and workflow changes

    We reflect on how our work has changed over the last year and get some sage advice from buff Uncle Jeff.

  • 549: Hacking The Gathering

    December 20th, 2023  |  57 mins 17 secs
    2024 dev predictions, after-hours work, babylon 5, babylon 5 vs star trek, bard, brain implant, brain signals, burnout, c#, china, client-side code, coder radio, cyber intrusions, decompiled, deep space nine, desk workers, developers, development podcast, digital weapon, ds9, exploit, focus time, fps, google spotify deal, hacking, human trial, instawin, magic the gathering arena, meetings, network communication, neuralink, neuralink + chatgpt, patch, play store fees, productivity, programming, real-time info, secret deal, servers, slack, software engineers, source code review, star trek, stuxnet, the washington post, vulnerabilities

    The clever way one developer hacked an online game, why we're not buying the latest round of cyber war fear, and we finally have our Babylon 5 vs Star Trek debate.

  • 548: Don't Fight the Music

    December 13th, 2023  |  46 mins 17 secs
    ai, ai tooling, apple, apple id, beeper mini, chatgpt, coder radio, coder robe, developers, development podcast, donkey kong country, florida joker, gemini, gergely orosz, google, gpt4, gta 6, hypebeast, imessage, junction, layoffs, llms, model behavior, push notifications, rockstar, ron wyden, snes, spotify ai, super mario cart, super mario world, vivaldi browser, washington post, zelda

    The fantastic opportunity Google is letting slip through its hands, and why Apple might win the consumer LLM race.

  • 547: The Slow and the Infuriating

    December 6th, 2023  |  58 mins 44 secs
    .net 8, acquisition, activision blizzard, activision blizzard deal, alderon games, android game store, apple contractors, apple envy, aspire, aspire components, austin, brain-inspired chips, broadcom, cbc tv, chat history, coder radio, corporate layoffs, developers, development podcast, epic, evidence destruction, federal warn act, google, google chat history, google deal, job cuts, judge donato, layoffs, microsoft, middle east investors, mobile games, mobile gaming store, monopoly, openai, performance focused types, play store, play store monopoly, project boston, radio staff, rain ai, random shuffle, risc-v architecture, sam altman, serialization improvements, settlement, spotify, tailscale, transaction fee, twilio, unity, unreal, utf8 improvements, vmware jobs, workforce, workforce reduction, xbox, xcode

    After years of resistance, Mike finally surrenders to Xcode. And the secret Apple envy leaked to the public this week.

  • 546: A Very Tidy Excuse

    November 29th, 2023  |  44 mins 54 secs
    agi, ai, ai breakthrough, ai doomers, ai regulation, amazon workspaces thin client, artificial general intelligence, aws, coder radio, desktop linux, developers, development podcast, fire tv cube, llms, microsoft ceo, openai researchers, openai upset, q-star, reuters, sam altman, satya nadella, secure by design, us britain ai agreement

    The messy details and tidy excuses we noticed in all this OpenAI upset, and some fundamental problems that have been plaguing desktop Linux for years.

  • 545: Sam's Busy Weekend

    November 22nd, 2023  |  48 mins 27 secs
    acquisition, ai development pace, ai research team, alderon games, alex heath, angry horses, apple, azure, bin laden letter, bindu reddy, bloomberg, board, brad lightcap, cautious views, ceo, ceo title, chip venture, chris bakke, condolences, coup, developers, dumbest ai hype, egon, elon musk, emmett shear, existential risks, feedback, firing, google ai, gpus, greg brockman, hedgedoc, investors, memo, microsoft, microsoft hires, microsoft's investment, olympia mike, openai, openai staff, panic, podcast, power, protest, resignation, risk, sam altman, satya nadella, startups, tailscale, tensor processing units, tigris, tiktok ads, tpus, twitch, twitter advertising

    OpenAI's weekend coup, plus our thoughts on Microsoft's gambit and their looming risk.

  • 544: Microsoft Already Did It

    November 15th, 2023  |  40 mins 39 secs
    a eulogy for coding, a.i. in programming work, ai tools, app store, apple, building a pc, chatgpt, chatgpt plus subscribers, chatgpts, coder radio, coding, ctrl+v generation, custom ai agents, developers, development podcast, ecosystem, gpt platform, grok, hostile platform, mac, openai, openai developer day, openaidevday, safari, search ads, teaching future generations

    Yet another thing Microsoft was early to, and still somehow missed the boat.

  • 543: For Your Safety

    November 8th, 2023  |  45 mins 13 secs
    ai safety, apple tv+, bias, coder radio, data poisoning, data privacy, developers, development podcast, employee pay, equity, executive order, government agencies, hosted workstation, job opportunities, linux kernel code reviews, m1 air, manufacturing, nintendo executives, privacy, stack overflow survey, super mario bros, supply chain companies, technology industry

    New AI "regulation" from on high this week, a few signs you might be pissing in your own pond, and the game dev team that's been together for 40 years.