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The Fantasy and sci-fi book club discussion podcast you have been missing. Literature discussion done right! We, The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have a book club discussion on our favorite fantasy and sci-fi literature with select wine, beer, ale, and rum. We will often be reading Brandon Sanderson and the Cosmere, Brent Weeks, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, and many more. We like books, we like fantasy, we like sci-fi, we like craft drinks, and we love shenanigans! Join us, read with ...
 
DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie and Disco, and Josh Puetz, principal engineer at Forem. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.
 
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Hello all! We start our discussion on Shadow of Self, the Wax and Wayne series book 2 by Brandon Sanderson. We talk about Wax and Wayne's character development, relationships between the characters including Steris, Marasi, MeLaan, and more. Cheers! Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast often reading Brandon Sanderson and the C…
 
In this episode, we talk about Microsoft Mesh, France’s ‘repairability index,’ and Framework’s 13.5 inch modular laptop and are then joined by Kerry Sheehan, US Policy Lead at iFixit, and Kevin Purdy, technology journalist at iFixit, the gadget teardown and repair guide site, whose CEO was consulted by the French government about the repairability …
 
Hello all! Here we finish our discussion on The Alloy of Law, the Wax and Wayne series book 1 by Brandon Sanderson. We get a chance to talk about Wax and Wayne, Miles, the story, and some of the other major characters like Steris, Ranette, and more. Cheers! Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast often reading Brandon Sanderson a…
 
In this episode, we talk about the termination of Dr. Margaret Mitchell, founder and lead of the Google Ethical AI team, Australia’s law requiring Google and Facebook to pay news publishers, and concerns over Clubhouse security. Then we are joined by Rahat Chowdhury, co-founder of Whimser, to chat about the large funding rounds low-code platforms h…
 
In this episode, we talk about engineers unionizing with other workers at Medium, Epic’s MetaHuman Creator, a hacker who broke into a water system in Florida, and a security researcher who breached over 35 big tech companies leveraging something called dependency confusion. Then we are joined by Pierre Leclerc, co-founder of 6 Eyes Studio, and game…
 
Hello all! We finally made it to the 2nd era of Mistborn! Here we talk about The Alloy of Law, the Wax and Wayne series book 1 by Brandon Sanderson. We get a chance to talk about our intro thoughts, the progression of Scadrial into the western and semi-industrial era, our feelings about the main characters, and the new magic system elements introdu…
 
In this episode, we talk about Google AI Researcher Margaret Mitchell’s letter to the company about the firing of former AI Researcher, Timnit Gebru, Apple’s App Tracking Transparency, and smartphone data that was given to The New York Times that was used to track Capitol rioters. Then we chat with Casey Lau, co-host of RISE, one of the Web Summit …
 
Hello all! This is our final discussion on the Mistborn series era one, book 3, The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. We still apologize as the audio is still from the old setup (pre-recorded) and about the same as the previous part. It's not the best, but please enjoy it anyway. We talk about Vin, Marsh, what could be next for the world, the miss…
 
In this episode, we talk about Jeff Bezos transitioning from CEO of Amazon to executive chair of the Amazon board, Ford’s future Android integration, and what kinds of pricing models work for different tech products. Then we chat with Cameron Yick, software engineer at Datadog, and one of the creators of the NYC Vaccine List, a website with the aim…
 
Hello all! We are finally back to the Mistborn series! And here, we talk about the "real" Hero of Ages! We apologize as the audio is our old setup (pre-recorded). It's not the best, but please enjoy our dive into the end of this great series! The story reveals so much to us in these books that it made us look forward to the next era in the Mistborn…
 
In this episode, we talk about International Google workers unionizing, a potentially more privacy-friendly alternative to Cookie tracking, and new web accessibility features on the White House website. Then we chat with Jacob Rogers, Senior Legal Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, about what we need to know about upcoming licensing changes to El…
 
Hello all, here is the very final discussion on Rhythm of War and the book's end by Brandon Sanderson. That is until the "Brett Bet" episodes hit again or we do a revisit on the book. It was intense, the spirits were flowing, so naturally, it gets less and less articulate throughout, but we had a blast. We talk through Kaladin, Dalinar, and oh so m…
 
In this episode, we talk about Apple’s WebExtensions API, and GitHub’s firing of a Jewish worker for using the word Nazi in reference to some of the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building on January 6th. Then we chat with Alex Gorowara, senior software engineer at Google, and spokesperson for the Alphabet Workers Union, to talk about the hund…
 
Hello all, here is our discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 5 and the bookend! It ended up being a long one so we split it into 2 parts like the previous episodes (the second part will be episode 107). We had some major discussions on where the book is going next, many of the characters (less Kaladin and Dalinar as we focused on the…
 
In this episode, we talk about the mass indefinite ban of Trump on social media platforms, and AWS and the Google and Apple App Stores dropping Parler in the aftermath of the US Capitol’s siege by Trump supporters. Then we chat with Dave Gershgorn, senior writer at OneZero at Medium, who covers AI and its effects on society, about the conspiracy th…
 
Hello all, here is our final discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 4! Unfortunately, we spend the first 25 minutes debating our love-hate relationship with Venli. Sorry about that, but it just happens sometimes! We are who we are LOL. If that’s not for you skip ahead a bit to our discussion on the rest of Navani Kholin's story at the…
 
Hey All! If you were one of the first 25 to download we did find and fix an editing issue. We would recommend deleting and redownloading. If not Enjoy the episode. Here is our discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 4! We dive deep into Shallan, Adolin, Wit, the bonding of Cryptics, and holy cow, who is that cryptic deadeye. Man oh man…
 
Hello all, here is our final discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 3! And we have part 4 recorded already, so stay tuned! We dive deep into speculation here and have a ton of laughs. We talk about poor Lift and our hopes for her, Gavalar and Navani Kholin, the Sibling, Dabbib and Rlain, plus some significant speculations on deaths. A…
 
Hello all, here is our discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 3! We will release these in quick succession now as we started part 4 already! We start to really speculate big theory here. We talk about Venli, the motives of some of the fused within the tower, the Ghostbloods, Dalinar, and Jasnah Kholin. We talk about Wit (Hoid) dig int…
 
In this episode, we about federal and state antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, and a new DNS technique backed by Apple, Cloudflare, and Fastly called Oblivious DNS. Then we speak with Hector Monsegur, security researcher and former blackhat hacker, about a major hack against multiple government agencies. Then we chat with Penelope Phippen, tech l…
 
Hello all, here is the part 2 discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 2! Sorry, we had to delay a bit. There were very unfortunate external circumstances that took our group by surprise. As a whole, we needed to pivot a week to allow us to give the time and respect deserved for this book. This time we dig into Kaladin, and the other ma…
 
In this episode, we talk about Google’s move to put their own chips in Pixels and Chromebooks, and notable items in GitHub’s “State of the Octoverse.” Then we speak with Nathan Grayson, senior reporter at Kotaku and co-host of Kotaku’s Splitscreen, about crunch culture in game development and the differences between a company like Supergiant Games …
 
**UPDATE: If you have one of the first 9 downloads of this episode it would be worth it to delete and redownload. For the first 9 downloads of the launch, the Randall Flagg refill breaks were not edited out. This has been corrected. Cheers! I have to say this is a very hard episode. Not because we didn’t have a fun recording session, but I am relea…
 
Hello all! Here is Rhythm of War Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson discussion 2 (of 2 discussions). We talk about Kaladan and Shallan's struggles, Rock's future, And a great deal about the atmosphere of the characters through part 1. We also talk about the sibling to the degree we can and make a lot of (probably wrong) Brett bets! Read with us, but if yo…
 
Hello all! We are so pumped to release our Rhythm of War Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson discussion 1 (of 2 discussions). We talk mostly about Navani, the Radiants, the flow of the first 19 chapters, and many more new or sub-characters. We save most of the main character conversations for the next episode, but we are excited about the selected focal po…
 
In this episode, we talk about Amazon Sidewalk, and SaleForce’s acquisition of Slack. Then we speak with Jerry Gamblin, Manager of Security and Compliance at Kenna Security, about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments this week about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which has major implications for ethical hackers. Finally, we chat with Sara Go…
 
Hello all! Here is our discussion on Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson. We have been prepping for book 4 of the Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War for some time now and actually, we hosted this discussion and Part 1 of RoW the same night. So enjoy our pregame discussion on Lopen, Rysn, and the Dawnshard itself. And look for our next 2 episodes on Part …
 
In this episode, we talk about a concerning security flaw in the Tesla Model X, and Twitter’s fleet rollout and subsequent rollback. Then we check back in with Sarah Maxwell, spokesperson for the Coalition on App Fairness, about Apple’s new reduced app store commission for certain developers. Finally, we chat with Kevin Miller, website lead at the …
 
Warning this is a revisit and recap with spoilers so read the book first. Also some hidden spoilers from the Mistborn 1st era that relate to the Stormlight discussion. Hello all! In preparation for Brandon Sanderson's 4th book in The Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War, we are revisiting all the Stormlights to refresh our memory. We already have book…
 
Hello all! Here is part 2 of our discussion on Mistborn Book 2: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. We finish the book here and a lot happened. We talk about the characters that made it and the ones that didn’t. We talk about the mist creature, who is good and bad, and theorize on what might be happening behind the scenes that will shape bo…
 
In this episode, we cover how Apple server problems caused slowdowns and crashes for app launching in all versions of MacOS, the rise of school districts being the targets of ransomware attacks, and GitHub reinstating youtube-dl, a program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites, after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown. And …
 
Hello all! In preparation for Brandon Sanderson's 4th book in The Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War, we are revisiting all the Stormlights to refresh our memory. Once we get our hands on Book #4 we will release 1 part per week so read along with us as we get crazy deep into The Stormlight Archive, the Cosmere, and Roshar. We cannot wait. Here is ou…
 
In this episode, we talk about about Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine’s effect on certain tech companies, and we get into Apple’s App privacy “nutrition labels.” Then we chat with Ish ShaBazz, iOS engineer and creator of Capsicum app about Apple's ARM-based Mac’s and other noteworthy announcements from this week's Apple event. Finally we speak wi…
 
Hello all! Here is part 1 of our discussion on Mistborn Book 2: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. It is awesome to see how our crew of thieves is handling the fall of the empire, the absence of a "Lord Ruler," and a lot of Atium crazed nobles knocking on the door. The Skaa have risen, Vin is a legend, and Elend Venture is trying to lead. …
 
In this episode, we cover Raspberry Pi 400, Stripe Climate, and CodeSandbox's series A funding. Then we speak to Kaya Thomas, senior iOS engineer at Calm, about iOS’s new back tap feature, and other accessibility features on iOS that developers might not know about. Finally, we chat with CTO of GraphQL Editor, Artur Czemiel (Cha-mial), about the re…
 
Hello all! Finally, in preparation for Brandon Sanderson's 4th book in The Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War, being released soon, we are revisiting all the Stormlights to refresh our memory. Once we get our hands on Book #4 we will release 1 part per week so read along with us as we get crazy deep into The Stormlight Archive, the Cosmere, and Rosh…
 
In this episode, we talk about Oculus Quest 2 users being forced to link their account to a Facebook account, a fun use of the McDonald's API, Microsoft phasing out Internet Explorer with Edge, and some important tech-related issues on U.S. ballots. Then we be speak with Emily Kager, senior mobile android engineer at Mozilla, about a big controvers…
 
Hello all! As we get closer to the release date of Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight book 4 (Rhythm of War) we are diving into the Cosmere. Here we continue our discussion on Mistborn book one The Final Empire. We talk about Marsh, the inquisitors, the spikes, and other key characters within Mistborn. We also talk a little about the magic system, brea…
 
Hello all! As we get closer to the release date of Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight book 4 (Rhythm of War) we are diving very deep back into the Cosmere. Here is our first discussion on the Mistborn Series. Also as a bonus, we will be releasing our Stormlight revisit episodes to help our minds catch up, and maybe some of yours too for the November re…
 
Hello all! This is the final episode discussing Stephen King's The Dark Tower Book 7! Here we finish all discussion. We talk through the epic ending, the maybes, the finals, and the lives of our Ka-tet. Make sure you have read the whole book by this point. We definitely don’t hold back. Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast oft…
 
In this episode, we cover some updates about Ruby 3, OpenAI, and React 17's JSX Transform, and then a disconcerting data-sharing aspect from the exercise app, Strava. Then we chat with Alex Hanna, sociologist and research scientist working on machine learning fairness and ethical AI at Google, about Twitter’s algorithmic bias toward certain photos …
 
In this episode, we talk about a huge update to C++, TikTok’s algorithm and Oracle partnership, and NVIDIA’s Arm acquisition. We then chat with senior engineer at Forem and rotating co-host of DevNews, Vaidehi Joshi, about Google’s carbon footprint, and the environmental impact of our data. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Rudde…
 
In this episode, we talk about Microsoft’s new tech to combat deepfakes and Google’s Business Application Platform. We then chat with Fen Slattery, accessibility lead at Clique Studios, about Chrome 86, which has two new features that Chromium says will improve both the user and developer experience with the focus selector, and could be a big win f…
 
Hello all! This is the beginning of the end discussing Stephen King's The Dark Tower Book 7! Here we continued our soul-crushing adventure through the first and second half of the book. Make sure you have read the whole book by this point. Episodes 88 and 89 we won't hold back. We discuss the end of the dark tower and more. Fantasy and sci-fi liter…
 
In this episode, we talk about Nvidia new graphics cards, Samsung’s mobile memory breakthrough, and a terrible TikTok trend. And then we speak with AJ Keller, co-founder of Neurosity, about Elon Musk's Neuralink pig demo. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) RudderStack (sponsor) SendBird (sponsor) Neuralink Neuralink Pig Demo Nvidi…
 
Hello all! Finally, we begin the discussion on Stephen King's The Dark Tower Book 7! Here we did the First soul-crushing half of the book (Through Part 2). Make sure you at least read part 2 or have started part 3. We discuss Father Callahan, Randall Flag, Eddie Dean, Mordred, and holy cow so much more. This will be a 3 part discussion folks so enj…
 
In this episode, we talk more about Apple’s ongoing App Store drama, a proposal to let Chromium talk to your local network, and Gitee, the GitHub of China. We also speak with Nathan Shively-Sanders and Orta Therox, engineers on the TypeScript team, about the newest version of TypeScript, version 4.0. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) CodeNewbie (spon…
 
In this episode, we talk about Atlassian’s remote work policy, Fortnite’s battle with Google and Apple, and Twitter’s new API. We then speak with Ashley Williams and Steve Klabnik, engineers on the Rust core team, about how recent restructuring and layoffs at Mozilla impact the future of the Rust programming language. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor…
 
In this episode, we cover Ruby 3 typing, GitHub running Ruby 2.7 in production, and Chrome DevTools CSS overview. We also speak with Jonas Downey, design lead at Basecamp, and co-creator of the Hello Weather app, about a Twitter thread he wrote titled, “Here’s a little tale about what it’s like to be an indie iOS developer working under Apple's 800…
 
Hello all! We finish our discussion on the Song of Susannah by Stephen King. We haven't been releasing as regularly lately due to a few factors, but are excited to get that going again. There is a lot of content to cover in this one especially on our main Ka-tet Eddie Dean, Jake Chambers, and like the title suggests Susannah Dean. That doesn’t mean…
 
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