About the Show
Beyond the world of Apple, startups, and unicorns there's a whole world of technology used by all the donkeys out there in organizations. That's where I've always had my head stuck and this podcast is my "crank file" of content that didn't fit in the other podcasts I do.
Episode 24: Oil and waffles
April 27th, 2017
50 mins 3 secs
avocado, emacs, oil
We hear about the days when Charles was drilling for oil. Also, waffles: "I suffered years of floppy-waffles."
Episode 23: “I don’t have a horse or gun.” Or: We were born in Austin. Or: “you may all go to hell. I am going to Texas.”
April 11th, 2017
38 mins 18 secs
migas, tacos, texas
When you travel, people have a lot of thoughts about Texas.
Episode 22: The Regular Show, Apple’s problem’s, Enterprise tech news blows
March 24th, 2017 | 48 mins 32 secs
Charles & Coté reboot their old podcast about regular things. Also, a rant on photo management in Apple-land and how terrible enterprise IT news it. Plus, upcoming topics.
Episode 21: Biz Dev, Defining an application, the atheist eagle scout, with JJ Asghar
February 11th, 2017
51 mins 14 secs
austin, boy scouts, chef, cloud
Having worked in cloud since before cloud, JJ and I talk about what companies are using various cloud things for. We also discuss the conceptual history of cloud, and what exactly he does as a "business development" person at Chef.
Episode 20: Reading tech company financials, with Rachel Stephens
February 7th, 2017
6 mins 56 secs
What's up with all those cash numbers in quarterly reports, and what's the deal with "analyst expectations"? In this brief episode I talk with RedMonk's Rachel Stephens to get some quick tips on what to do with all that stuff.
Episode 19: Computers are easy. Humans are Hard. With Bridget Kromhout
January 27th, 2017
31 mins 12 secs
Bridget Kromhout, DevOps, culture, meatware, process
We discuss all the human and process changes needed to do good things with computers.
Episode 18: Reactive applications, with Josh Long
January 27th, 2017
25 mins 34 secs
Josh Long, Pivotal, programming, reactive, spring, spring boot
Josh Long and I discuss “reactive programming."
Episode 17: Ignoring bad code on purpose
December 13th, 2016
11 mins 22 secs
bad code, legacy, project management, technical debt
Some reasons people would keep bad code, how management should think through it, and then some options for coping as needed.
Episode 16: Pair programing doesn't stink
November 3rd, 2016
7 mins 8 secs
HCSC, Kansas City, cases, pair programming, pairing
Somewhere around just 20% of people do pair programming. It seems to be an incredibly effective technique, according to people who follow it. I go over some of those reasons and micro case studies of organizations having success with pair programming. It seems like the right thing to do.
Episode 15: Getting executives to fail fast
November 2nd, 2016
6 mins 23 secs
Leadership, change management, fail fast, small batches
The idea of “failing fast” is popular in DevOps and agile think. That sounds like the exact opposite of what managers at large organizations would like to do. How do you get them to feel all warm and fuzzy about it? Here’s the top three tactics I’ve seen work.
Episode 14: Building a cloud in 30 minutes, metrics are a distraction
August 2nd, 2016
49 mins 20 secs
Allstate, LordOfComputing, S1P, S1P2016, cases
Managing multiple CI/CD pipelines, and random digital transformation at Allstate.
Episode 13: The changing nature of open source & Loco Moco, with Barton George
July 31st, 2016
16 mins 59 secs
Dell, LordsOfComputing, S1P, S1P2016, open source
The victory of open source in the infrastructure software space. Plus, crazy Hawaiian food.
Episode 12: Introducing cloud at Express Scripts, with Brian Gregory
April 25th, 2016
47 mins 49 secs
Launching the cloud native strategy at Express Scripts International.
Episode 11: How do we do things we would never, ordinarily do?
January 31st, 2016
52 mins 24 secs
Lessons learned from almost a year of helping transform IT at Allstate.
Episode 10: Doing the DevOps at National Instruments and BazaarVoice, talking with Ernest Mueller
December 1st, 2015
47 mins 46 secs
Ernest Mueller has worked helped introduce DevOps in several organizations and has been talking about those stories at two companies he’s worked for, National Instruments and BazaarVoice. Matt and Coté hear these stories (mostly at National Instruments) and we discuss how Ernest and others helped transform these companies to the new way.