Archive for the ‘Tweak and Geek’ Category

TG #40.1: Relevance

Monday, September 25th, 2017

In our first attempt at using a short "eplet" format, Craig and Pat briefly discuss a couple of techniques for technology workers to use in staying relevant in a fast-moving field.

TG #40: Abstraction

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

This week's episode has us discussing the use of abstraction in engineering and in pet management. Lamest News of the Week The serious story: Hobby Lobby reaches settlement on importing Biblical artifacts. http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/05/us/hobby-lobby-ancient-artifacts-trnd/index.html The lame part: The actual name of the court case! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7iIRjahNvNcclpUZXdDaU83eE0/view Abstraction Some real reference for further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstraction_(software_engineering) Abstraction is the ...

TG #39: Machine Learning

Monday, June 19th, 2017

This time on Tweak and Geek, we discuss the emerging computing trend of Machine Learning, what it is and means, and whether Skynet is sending a Terminator back in time to murder your parents. Lamest News of the Week http://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-primeminister-ear-idUSKBN18Q1FM Machine Learning? https://xkcd.com/1838/ This media has nothing to do with the podcast story but Craig ...

TG #38: We’re Back

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Craig and Pat have returned from a seven-year hiatus to assault your ears with geekery again! In this episode, we talk a bit about what Software Engineering is like as a field, and address questions from Quora like "Can anyone do this?" and "Do we get overpaid?" (Spoiler: No and ...

TG #37: 2009 Predictions Reviewed

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

In this episode of Tweak and Geek, we recap our 2009 predictions... at great length! We'll also try to convince you to eat maggots. Sure, we might have said it was Episode 36 in the intro, but you trust us on the maggots anyway, right? [display_podcast]

TG #36: Blue-collar vs White-collar

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

On this Tweak and Geek, we debate the relative merits of coming to the software profession in different ways. [display_podcast]

TG #35: Quantum Gravity

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

This week's Tweak and Geek has Craig, Pat, and Mike exploring new evidence about the intricacies of quantum gravity. Whoa, that's heavy! HA HA HA! Oh, and we cover lame news, too. [display_podcast]

TG #34.5: Thanksgiving Special

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

In this holiday episode, Mike, Craig, and Pat talk about a few things we're thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving! [display_podcast]

TG #34: Windows 7 is Here

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Time for the latest in Microsoft's offerings to Operating Systems everywhere. [display_podcast]

TG #33: Halloween Spooktacular

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

On this very special episode of Tweak and Geek, Craig tries his level best to SCARE you! [display_podcast]