After Hours and Season 2 Preview (Ep 14)

In this episode I’ll talk a bit about plans for the next season of Zombie Coder, and review some of the lessons learned over the past several months. Look for more episodes to resume after the new year!

Music: https://audionautix.com

CS Topics: Welcome to Hash World (Ep. 13)

In this episode, I conclude a series on Merkle Trees – or, the key technology and ideas behind distributed systems. I hope this episode captures your imagination to the potential applications of the distributed web.

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Avoiding Death March Projects

What is a death march project? Recognizing Death March projects is easier than you might expect, and avoiding them means simply setting your own boundaries.

And remember:

Don’t work for Sh*tBags!

CS Topics: Rand and Xor Magic

In this week’s episode, we dive a bit deeper into the underlying theory behind how random numbers and the importance behind the XOR operator when creating hashes.

This episode does depend on pre-existing knowledge of basic boolean operators. If you aren’t familiar check out this page.

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Nix News: Embedded Linux Update

Today I’ll cover my major take-homes from a couple embedded Linux conferences that I (virtually) attended.

Subjects:

  • Let’s be positive
  • All about embedded linux
  • Be prepared: Containers are coming! (Someone please make docker-lite for embedded!)
  • Risc V is up and coming real soon now
  • Learn VSCode if you want a common IDE experience
  • Diversity thoughts – there’s a person behind the email
  • Open Source maintainers ask for our patience
  • Check out Virtual Conferences in 2020

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Special Thanks to:

  • https://audionautix.com/ – Rockin’ zombie track

Hope for the Camel’s Second Hump

Today I offer some advice for those currently staring down the barrel of failing midterm grades for CS and Engineering students.

CS Topics: Hash Functions

Today we cover one of the primary building blocks for blockchain – Hash Functions.

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Episode 7 – XLS, XLSX What is Difference?

Today I cover a small “oops” from the UK health center, and extend some thoughts on its relationship to “Real Programming”.

Episode 5 – Ethics of Software Programmers

Today I discuss the implications of ethics in software development. We’ll take a look at some of my personal experience, and 2 new Netflix documentaries: The Social Dilemma, and Challenger: The Final Flight.