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Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley (Save Me Plz and Other Stories) talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechani ...
 
As siblings growing up together in seacoast New England and now from opposite sides of the Atlantic, we - Corinne Cunningham and Toby M. Schreier - have listened to and supported each other through the ups and downs of our artistic endeavors. We thought you might like to listen in on some of our conversations about creativity and process, and so we created this podcast: Ink from the Embers, Musings on the Roots and Growth of Creativity.
 
The Boresight Tapes is a podcast about guns where the panelists – Ted Hatfield, Philip Schreier, and Geoffrey Norman (bios attached) talk about the abiding feelings of respect, affection, and even love many Americans have for firearms. They talk about people, like John Moses Browning, who designed and built legendary guns. And they talk about the people like Teddy Roosevelt who embraced their creations. They talk about iconic guns like the M1 Garand and the 1911 Colt. And they talk about rem ...
 
Author John Green and actors Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, and Nat Wolff discuss Paper Towns. Based on Green’s bestselling novel, the coming-of-age film centers on Quentin (Wolff) and his enigmatic neighbor Margo (Delevingne)—who takes him on an all-night adventure through their hometown and then suddenly disappears—leaving Quentin a series of mysterious clues.
 
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Canadian media icon Jeanne Beker changed the face of fashion reporting with the internationally acclaimed Fashion Television. For almost three decades, Jeanne took us behind the scenes of the world’s most famous runways. At TSC, she has demystified trends for a home shopping audience with Style Matters with Jeanne Beker. She now expands her reach with Beyond Style Matters, giving listeners insider access to fashion’s top designers, trend-setters and most fabulous players. Join Jeanne and her ...
 
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The tale of the legend of King Arthur is not always what it seems. Written by the infamous writer Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Dan Mora we review Once and Future deluxe hardcover edition published by Boom Studios. This introduces a new dark twisted modern perspective on a resurrected King Arthur with his plans to conquer Britain in todays socie…
 
This week, John taps news editor Imran Khan to fill us in on some big game delays, EA’s early 2023, and EA’s messy divorce from FIFA. We’ll also tell you about a bonkers diversity tool Activision-Blizzard is using as well as the game you should be playing to get your new Vampire Survivors fix. Más Fanbyte: Fanbyte Podcast Network (Like this show an…
 
Data-as-a-service is a company category type that is not as common as API-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, or platform-as-a-service. In order to vend data, a data-as-a-service provider needs to define how that data will be priced, stored, and delivered to users: streaming over an API or served via static files. Naqeeb Memon of Safegraph joins t…
 
Blockchains were the first systems to allow guaranteed permanent storage of public data. As cryptocurrency technology has advanced, a rich ecosystem of permanent storage and compute has developed as well. One of these is Arweave, a system for permanent information storage. Sam Williams is a founder of Arweave and joins the show to talk through how …
 
It's time for another episode of BURNING QUESTIONS!!! Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the mailbag and take some listener questions on all sorts of things. Why do video games leak? What are some one-of-a-kind video games we'd like to see more of? And what's the deal with video game strategy guides? Links: Jason interviews a strategy guide writer: htt…
 
Data labeling allows machine learning algorithms to find patterns among the data. There are a variety of data labeling platforms that enable humans to apply labels to this data and ready it for algorithms. Heartex is a data labeling platform with an open source core. Michael Malyuk joins the show to talk through the platform and modern usage of dat…
 
Real-time analytics are difficult to achieve because large amounts of data must be integrated into a data set as that data streams in. As the world moved from batch analytics powered by Hadoop into a norm of “real-time” analytics, a variety of open source systems emerged. One of these was Apache Pinot. StarTree is a company based on Apache Pinot th…
 
Resilience, reinvention and relevance: For octogenarian Agota Gabor, that’s what survival is all about. Her astounding life journey—from ballet dancing in her native Hungary and her battle with polio; to fleeing a revolution and becoming a glamorous showgirl; to studying journalism and launching a career as a TV producer; to starting a PR company, …
 
This week, John enlists the help of Axios games reporter Stephen Totilo to fill in important gaps in the week’s top stories, including a new lawsuit filed against Activision-Blizzard, Square-Enix dumping some Western studios to Embracer, and Reggie Fils-Aime’s book tour. We also get you ready for the upcoming week’s game releases including some Xbo…
 
Web3 is powerful but difficult to work with. Deploying blockchain nodes, accessing data, and performing staking operations are non-trivial engineering actions. To simplify web3, Ankr hosts APIs for node deployment, RPC, and staking. Josh Neuroth from Ankr joins the show to talk about modern web3 infrastructure. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwa…
 
Not 1 but 2 stories featuring the Sorcerer Supreme! Dr. Strange has deep roots going back to the legendary Stan Lee and Steve Ditko era. Creative teams have always found ways to take the character in new amazing directions. They shatter all expectations, while explore how magic works in the Marvel Universe. The first graphic novel is a Separate Rea…
 
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WP Engine is a domain specific cloud provider that hosts high performance WordPress infrastructure. This website, Software Engineering Daily, runs on WP Engine. Scaling a domain specific cloud provider for WordPress includes complexities at the level of the database, application, load balancer, and other areas. Brandon DuRutte from WP Engine joins …
 
This week, John sits down with Overwatch superfan/apologist Kenneth Shepard to talk about the ongoing Overwatch 2 PvP beta and where the once-celebrated franchise goes from here. We also run down the biggest headlines of the week, including Acti-Blizz shareholders saying yes to big golden parachutes, Yuji Naka’s online honesty about Balan Wonderwor…
 
Data loss can occur when large data sources such as Slack or Google Drive get leaked. In order to detect and avoid leaks, a data asset graph can be built to understand the risks of a company environment. Polymer is a data loss prevention product that helps companies avoid problematic data leaks. Yasir Ali is the founder of Polymer and joins the sho…
 
The Presto/Trino project makes distributed querying easier across a variety of data sources. As the need for machine learning and other high volume data applications has increased, the need for support, tooling, and cloud infrastructure for Presto/Trino has increased with it. Justin Borgman is the CEO of Starburst, and joins the show to talk about …
 
Ever throw a controller at the wall? Kick your computer in half? This week the Triple Click gang talks rage-quitting -- bailing from a video game in a state of heightened irritation. From competitive multiplayer to Souls to good old poker, Kirk, Maddy, and Jason talk about what brings out the anger and even share some of their own experiences rage-…
 
Data integration infrastructure is not easy to build. Moving large amounts of data from one place to another has historically required developers to build ad hoc integration points to move data between SaaS services, data lakes, and data warehouses. Today, there are dedicated systems and services for moving these large batches of data. Airbyte buil…
 
Modern organizations eventually face data governance challenges. Keeping track of where data came from, what systems update it, in what ways updates can be made are just some of the issues to be tackled. Large organizations face additional challenges like training, onboarding, and capturing the institutional knowledge that leaves with the departure…
 
This week, John chats with Mike Williams about the streaming landscape, including Netflix’s turbulent week, Warner Bros. Discovery, the CNN+ debacle, and more. We’ll also get you caught up with major news stories including a wild one about Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg interfering with a planned exposé regarding Bobby Kotick and a restraining order from…
 
The JavaScript supply chain includes numerous vulnerabilities due to its expansive nature and the long dependency chains. Socket is a new security company that can protect your most critical apps from supply chain attacks. They are taking an entirely new approach to one of the hardest problems in security in a stagnant part of the industry that has…
 
Christian Allaire is a First Nations Ojibwe writer, stylist, editor, and a current contributor to Vogue magazine. On this episode, Jeanne and Christian talk about the influence of his Ojibwe heritage and how while growing up, he rarely saw Indigenous culture reflected in the fashion industry. As well, Christian speaks about cultural appropriation o…
 
Maddy, Jason, and Kirk talk about one of this year's hit indie games, Tunic, a Zelda-like adventure filled with mystery and cute foxes. But does it live up to the hype? Or is the bouncy combat too frustrating to make Tunic quite the gem that Triple Click hoped it would be? One More Thing: Kirk: Advanced Steam Deck (or, more like StReam Deck) Maddy:…
 
Loft is a platform for Kubernetes self-service and multi-tenancy. Loft allows you to control Kubernetes clusters with added multi-tenancy and self-service capabilities to get more value out of Kubernetes beyond simply cluster management. It allows for cost optimization, more efficient provisioning, and other features. Lukas Gentele joins the show t…
 
Ben Sigelman Alex Kehlenbeck Observability consists of metrics, logs, and traces. Lightstep is a company that builds distributed tracing infrastructure, which requires them to store and serve high volumes of trace data. There are numerous architecture challenges that come with managing this data. Ben Sigelman and Alex Kehlenbeck join the show to di…
 
This week, John is joined by Brand Editor of Fanbyte, Niki Grayson, to answer the burning question: is Overwatch 2 the most cursed game of all time? From there, we dive into the explosive news that Gavin Newsom’s office apparently interfered with the case against Activision-Blizzard. We’ll also, of course, dig into games coming out this week! Addit…
 
The solution many turn to for capturing their streaming data is InfluxDB. In this episode, I interview Brian Gilmore, Director of Product Management at InfluxData, about how real time applications achieve success built on top of InfluxDB. When most people hear the phrase Internet of Things, it typically evokes an image of connected devices we insta…
 
It's the 100th episode! Kirk, Maddy, and Jason celebrate the big milestone with some talk about the past and future of video games, then play some fun games, revisiting two years worth of Triple Plays and competing in some glorious One More Thing trivia! Thank you to all the listeners who have allowed us to make so many episodes of this wonderful s…
 
As companies move to Spark and a Lakehouse architecture, they are realizing that the data tools are lagging way behind. You need to be a programmer to effectively use Spark and Airflow. There are some low-code ETL tools, but is that enough? Companies want to treat their data pipelines like mission-critical apps. They want DevOps for data, with GIT,…
 
The Minnesota Twins are an intriguing team this season. But what about the St. Paul Saints? With several talented players in the pipeline, we talked with Steve Linzmeier about some of the (very) early minor league storylines and the Twins' start to the season.By throughtheknothole
 
Few video game series have a musical tradition as rich as The Legend of Zelda. This bonus cross-post from Kirk's music podcast Strong Songs takes a deep dive into the musical legacy of Nintendo's legendary adventure series. From Zelda's Lullabye to Epona's Song to the Great Fairy Fountain and Dragon Roost Island, Kirk unravels some of his favorite …
 
This week, John chats with Fanbyte’s News Editor Imran Khan about his time with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, LEGO’s new partnership with Epic, Remedy’s Max Payne remakes, and more! John also fills out this month’s Xbox Game Pass slate, lets you in on some Nintendo e-Shop deals, and updates you on Activision-Blizzard and Riot Games labor issu…
 
Terminals are a gateway to building and running software, but they have not been reimagined since their initial creation. Warp is a new kind of terminal with visual aids, autocomplete, documentation, customization, and other features. It includes GPU acceleration, its own UI framework, and other engineering systems to increase speed and performance…
 
Whip out your metal detector and start combing the desert — it's time to talk about secrets. Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk about the hunt for secrets in two recent video games, Elden Ring and Tunic, and some of their favorite secrets in modern times. And in true Triple Click fashion, they can't help but come up with some taxonomical categories. One M…
 
We take a deep dive into the oceans trenches to investigate Aquaman Omnibus written by Geoff Johns. No he doesn't talk to fish, he fights to protect ocean life and humanity. This series is considered new reader friendly, and reintroduces the King of Atlantis in a modern setting that builds confidence in the character. The incredible world building …
 
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