Featured on Tech Breakfast Podcast on May 04 2020 "Digital Transformation - Telsa/Elon - Fairphone - Intel - Rockets"
A few days ago, a colleague I used to work with at VMware Tyler Gates @TSGates_ reached out to me to see if I'd be interesting in being a guest on a new podcast. Knowing the wealth of entertaining stories Tyler has up his sleeves, and hearing that he was doing this with co-host Aaron Buley @aaronbuley, I could hardly say yes fast enough.
These two don't mess around, recording early in the morning, then publishing just minutes later. Apparently do this on a daily basis! Finally, a way to capture a slice of Aaron and Tyler's energy, with all 8 episodes and subscribe links found at Anchor FM here.
I had to mute my snickering as Aaron came in strong right off the bat, sharing a May the Fourth joke that seems rather timely. It sure woke me up, and made me laugh pretty hard, not a bad way to start off your day, especially May Fourth!
No more spoilers, have a listen to hear from Tyler Gates with a career update, it's great news! If you want to learn more about any of the topics, I've got some additional shownotes below for you as well.
I know what I'm having for lunch today, how about you?
Here's a re-cap of many of the topics we touched upon today.
The first time I met Aaron was at VMworld 2017, here's the video interview he did on the spot which I really appreciate, given how it seems everybody knows Aaron:
Fairphone - an opensource non-Google based, sustainable smartphone:
Intel's 10th gen CPUs for desktop are still 14nm:
Fun story about a programmer in the 70's almost releasing a bug into all of Britain's ATMs which would have caused them to spew the entire safe contents onto the street if a single sensor failed:
A little discussion about Elon and Tesla, wishing I had expressed my feelings on this as well as Ryan McCaffree did on Ride the Lightning Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast, on this recent "248: Q1 Earnings Call Highlights and Analysis" episode at this spot:
Despite his imperfections, he does have a way of delivering on his promises, including in this 2012 60 minutes episode about the race back to space, along with a 60 Minutes apology about what Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan had actually said. And folks wonder why Elon isn't a fan of the legacy press who pull such nonsense.
Another great weigh-in on what Elon said is found in Our Ludicrous Future Podcast at this spot.
I also re-capped briefly a bit about my wife's own ownership experience of her Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, right at the cost of the average American vehicle. Aaron made a comment about actually sitting through my goofy garage charging overview.
We then talked about planes at Tyler's job at Lockheed Martin, then got back into Space talk for a bit:
NASA sets a date for historic SpaceX launch, the first flight of NASA crews from U.S. in nearly a decade:
Our Ludicrous Future Podcast - SpaceX Starship Joins NASA’s Artemis, Pentagon Confirms UFO Sightings, Elon Rants about Covid - Ep 82
Experiencing the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from 7 miles away, the most powerful rocket to launch since Apollo 17 in 1973!
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Co-hosts can be reached via Twitter at:
- Tyler Gates @TSGates_
- Aaron Buley @aaronbuley
See also at TinkerTry
- Paul Braren podcast guest appearances
- TinkerTry posts about CPUs
- TinkerTry posts about vSphere 7
- Tesla articles TinkerTry.com/Tesla
- Tesla videos TinkerTry.com/teslavids
In case you think I take myself seriously, I did find this "commercial" hilarious.
Instead of 9,648 AA batteries, the Tesla Model 3 with 322 mile range uses "just" 4,416 battery cells, in the 2170-format.