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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  • 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.

  • 542: Fresh Cut Fraud

    November 1st, 2023  |  39 mins 40 secs
    ai, android 14, arm, chatcontrol, coder radio, developers, development podcast, engineers, european parliament, jetson, microsoft, nasa, nvidia, online safety bill, simulatated hardware, storage problems

    We've all made mistakes and tried to play dumb, but this week history is being made.

  • 541: Better Late than Never

    October 25th, 2023  |  46 mins 18 secs
    ai, ajax, apple, arm-based pc chips, coder radio, coderly, developers, development podcast, economist steve hanke, generative ai, headscale, inflation, linux, mac event, nasa, nixos, nvidia, podcast index, risc-v, robe, robinhood, sifive, software engineering, ssd, tailscale, voyager 1, voyager 2, voyager team

    Rumors of internal panic at Apple, and concerns about the future of RISC-V. Plus, the software update of the century.

  • 540: Sherlockin All Over the Place

    October 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 12 mins
    4k nintendo 64, 90/10 rule, ai features, analogue, apple, big tech, c#, chat control 2.0, coder radio, dev retention rates, developers, development podcast, drew houston, dropbox, email, employee retention, end-to-end encryption, eu commission, mandatory chat control, messenger, n64 cartridges, openai, private messaging, remote work, scanning reports, secure encryption, sherlocked, surveillance, telephony, third-party developers, trust, videoconferencing, virtual-first company

    We're about to see a wave of big tech AI features "inspired" by third-party developers at a scale that makes the Sherlocking on Apple's platform seem like chump change. Plus, how Dropbox turned around their dev retention rates, and more.

  • 539: Mike Breaks the Build

    October 11th, 2023  |  56 mins 59 secs
    ai, ai profitability, ai services, ai shaming, bialetti moka express, chemex, coffee, coffee maker, compiler macros, copilot, cross-platform testing, developers, disney's loki, domain nightmare, gaggia classic, github, greg price, hybrid workers, iced coffee, kuregs, microsoft, poetry, pour over coffee, press coverage, profitability, sam altman, sam altman's sister, secret invasion, windows

    Mike checks in from the grind and shares some challenges in recent cross-platform testing; then, we get into the avalanche of negative AI press coverage this week and the one massive story they're not touching.

  • 538: You Never Forget Your First

    October 4th, 2023  |  42 mins 48 secs
    aeropress, alderon games, amazon secret 'project nessie' algorithm, apple enforces new check on apps in china, bones coffee out of fl, breville barista express, cafe americano, canada podcasting regulations, coder radio, developers, development podcast, eddy cue, eu tells tim cook to open up its gates to competitors, feedback, french press, how to brew espresso like a pro, john schmidtlein, microsoft ceo satya nadella, objective-c

    How does your first major programming language/technology still shape your work and career? Then grab some popcorn and let's watch the next epic tech titan battle unfold.

  • 537: Unity Mutiny

    September 30th, 2023  |  50 mins 16 secs
    3 legged oauth, adobe photoshop, alex, coder radio, coderqa, developers, development podcast, epic games, feedback, godot, icebreaker, ios, jetbrains, lance, multiple accounts, oauth mistake, runtime fee, rust ide, rustrover, tailscale, the hawk, torque3d, unity enterprise, unity mutiny, unity personal, unity pro, unreal

    Our unique take on the Unity outrage, thoughts on RustRover, and Mike shares a very annoying mistake.

  • 536: Grindr-in-Chief

    September 20th, 2023  |  42 mins 47 secs
    ad platform, ad privacy, artificial intelligence, camera, chatgpt, chrome, coder radio, data collection, developers, development podcast, dotnet core, drivers, employees, executeindirect, firing, funding, google, grindr, intel, iowa, java licensing, kia, linkedin, linux, meetings, memory allocation, nissan, nvidia, oracle, oss devs, overemployed, privacy sandbox, programming faults, santiago, starfield, third-party tracking cookies, todd howard, user-tracking, venn, water consumption, wfh

    The painful side of making video games, Grinder's big problems, and Google's sneakiest trojan horse.

  • 535: Locally Sourced Carbon Neutral Consumer

    September 13th, 2023  |  44 mins 33 secs
    a17, apple event, aus e region, azure, coder radio, data center automation, developers, development podcast, ios 17 public beta, iphone 15, iphone 15 pro, metal, microsoft offers legal protection to ai customers, monetization scheme, privacy nightmare, twitter, whistleblowing ex-employee, wildlife surveying

    Did Apple's event live up to our expectations? And our thoughts on what new goodies for developers might be in the new hardware and software.

  • 534: Blame the Automation

    September 6th, 2023  |  50 mins 58 secs
    apple, australia east cloud region, automation failures, azure, blackstone, bloomberg, c#, c++, chillers, cisa, coder radio, cooling units, crypto payments, currency transmission license, data halls, datacenter, developer lab attendance, developer labs, developers, development podcast, diagnostic tools, diesel mechanic, electrical storm, elon musk, emergency procedures, excel, google business,, hiring feature, infosec vulnerability management program, kraftnix, leader in developing software, linkedin competitor, low voltage, marine electrician, mark gurman, microsoft, mikrotik, monetization path, neovim, nix journey, open source community, outage, power sag, pythonistas, raytheon, scott, senior frontend developer, small devs, staff, storage infrastructure, susan prescott, sydney, temperature damage, thermal loads, twitter payments, vision pro sdk, vscode extensions, x

    Azure suffers a big outage, and Microsoft blames faulty automation; why we think there might be early signs of weak demand for Apple's Vision Pro and more.

  • 533: Critical Failure in Open Source

    August 30th, 2023  |  54 mins 42 secs
    api misuse, automation, cisa, code generation, coder radio, cyber threat, cybersecurity, developers, development podcast, economic productivity, excel, federal aid highway act of 1956, government investment, infrastructure, interstate road system, investment, large language model, memory leaks, open source software, power grid, president eisenhower, program crashes, python, risks, safety improvements, security, software development, technology skills

    U.S. officials are warning open-source software could be a cyber security threat. Their solution? Money. But do we want them picking the winners and losers of open source?

  • 532: Take It to the Limit

    August 23rd, 2023  |  54 mins 58 secs
    ai-first code editor, alpaca, appcode, azure kinect, berlin with brent, c++ editors, chatgpt cheat sheet, clion, coder radio, cursor, developers, development podcast, features, fitness, ford patent, gpt-4, healthcare, ios, itof depth technology, llama.cpp, logistics, macos, manufacturing, meetup, metagpt, microsoft, orbbec, precision depth camera, programming knowledge, retail, robotics, sdk, serge, software development, spokane linux love, twitter hype, unreal, usability, vs code extension, web interface, xcode

    Mike hits the limits of ChatGPT's knowledge, a chat about editors and what we'd do for a living if it had to be outside of tech.

  • 531: C# as it Should Have Been

    August 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 secs
    ai models, amazon devices & services, aws, bankman-fried, coder radio, david limp, developers, development podcast, devops, github, java licensing, metalawman, mutinywallet, nvidia h100 gpu, oracle, sbf indictment, stack, tae kim, tech, terms of service, whisper, zoom

    Java developers are getting the Oracle shakedown, openAI is running out of money, and more.