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Learning how the contemporary visual art world works, one conversation at a time. How does the visual art world work? I don’t know either, so I will ask the people that work in the industry and try to learn how the contemporary visual art world functions and hopefully be able to take their insight and experiences and learn how we can make a living from our artwork. Hosted by Matthew Dols
 
The unseen creature whose ravenous fangs dog your every step as your footfalls echo down the midnight alleyway. — A long, icy shadow looming over you, making the hairs on your neck rise and your breath turn to ragged puffs of mist. — Unearthly howls that pierce the night, pulling you from the comfort of sleep with feverish, heart-pounding dread. — Welcome to Tales to Terrify, a weekly horror fiction podcast that gets under your skin, lays eggs and hatches writhing baby horrors nursed on your ...
 
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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Starship SN9's impending launch, Elon's ridiculous wealth, and Tesla sales numbers Read more from the articles we referenced: SLS lights all of its engines for the first time - https://youtu.be/ELHOXi2t3lk https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2021/01/19/green-run-update-data-and-inspections-indicate-core-stage-in-good-conditi…
 
Kafka has achieved widespread popularity as a popular distributed queue and event streaming platform, with enterprise adoption and a billion dollar company (Confluent) built around it. But could there be value in building a new platform from scratch? Redpanda is a streaming platform built to be compatible with Kafka, that does not require the JVM n…
 
Welcome to Episode 469. This week we make one final stop in Yukon and stumble on an old cabin in the woods. For fiction, we have one tale for you about a shut-in's drastic attempt to lose weight… and the malevolent presence he discovers living inside him. COMING UP Good Evening: Contest, Thanks, The HWA Haunted Library: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: LaSal…
 
Companies can have a negative impact on the environment by outputting excess carbon. Many companies want to reduce their net carbon impact to zero, which can be done by investing in forests. Pachama is a marketplace for forest investments. Pachama uses satellites, imaging, machine learning, and other techniques to determine how much carbon is being…
 
We discussed: being a twin defining an Icon how to write an icon symbolism in iconography icons should never be signed by the artist can modern icons be created Hagiography price your art so that you feel good about losing the work where an icon should be displayed what is the role of an icon the monetary value of a religious icon a gentlemans' C w…
 
In spite of the mayhem at the Capitol, the inauguration of Joe Biden and the transfer of power went smoothly, and James and Al are beginning to feel some optimism about the next four years...if the Democrats don’t screw it up! Leon Panetta joins them to look at the domestic and international prospects for the new administration. Then, Duke Law Scho…
 
Rust and Golang are two of the newest lower level languages for doing systems programming. They are often used for applications such as file systems, operating systems, and latency-sensitive applications. How do they compare in terms of safety, speed, and programming ergonomics? Linhai Song is an assistant professor and researcher at Penn State Uni…
 
GraphQL has changed the common design patterns for the interface between backend and frontend. This is usually achieved by the presence of a GraphQL server, which interprets and federates a query from the frontend to the backend server infrastructure. Dgraph is a distributed graph database with native GraphQL support. Manish Jain is a founder of Dg…
 
We discussed: the importance of depth in artwork what attracts him to a work of art how to create a cohesive collection Art has stored value angst driven art part of the depth of artwork comes with age and wisdom collecting art is like collecting wine art patronage Legacy planning building relationships with collectors People + Places mentioned: Gu…
 
If you’re a go-getter, there’s a good chance you like to be busy. If you get to the bottom of your to-do list, you’re eager to fill it back up. But be careful, you can be so productive that you miss your whole life. Christy Wright, author and Certified Business Coach, challenges leaders to get a life outside of their business (right now, not once t…
 
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about the long awaited Model Y 7-seater, SpaceX Starship SN9 triple static fire, and scientists using CRISPR to store binary data in DNA Read more from the articles we referenced: Model Y 5 Star Saftey - https://www.tesla.com/blog/model-y-achieves-5-star-overall-safety-rating-nhtsa Model Y Crash Videos - https://twitter.com/T…
 
Agriculture infrastructure allows plants such as corn, soy, and wheat to move from large scale farms to consumers all around the world. The relevant players in the agricultural infrastructure includes growers, shippers, and planners. These individuals need new technology to interact more efficiently. Growers need to be able to connect more smoothly…
 
This week we start with something a bit different. A legendary haunting poem from one of the Yukon’s most famous authors. For fiction, we have two tales for you: about a simple bug fix with catastrophic potential, and a scientist who finds herself on the wrong end of an experiment. COMING UP Good Evening: Flash Contest, Dark Matter Magazine: 00:01:…
 
Network discovery allows enterprises to identify what devices are on their network. These devices can include smartphones, servers, desktop computers, and tablets. Being able to index the devices on a network is crucial to figuring out the security profile of that network. HD Moore is a founder of Rumble Networks, a company focused on network disco…
 
While sitting around a fire we discussed:- balance of fine art versus commercial arts- being in a small town- the pressure of being a fine artist- choosing to not be an artist in New York City- the choice to be a commercial artist- working with clients- never put anything you do not love in front of a client- working through a creative rut- stock p…
 
With the Capitol garrisoned with troops and the passions of insurrection and the subsequent defense of the Union still cooling, Al and James examine the worrisome situation we find ourselves in going into the Biden inauguration. The threat is evident, and so they are joined by expert on the militia and white power movements, University of Chicago P…
 
Large technology companies are a new type of industry. Their power and reach is resistant to a comparison of previous generations, such as big oil. Alex Kantrowitz is a journalist who has covered big technology for much of his career, and he currently runs Big Technology, a newsletter and podcast about the biggest technology companies in the world.…
 
Cost management is growing in importance for companies that want to manage their significant cloud bill. Kubernetes plays an increasing role in modern infrastructure, so managing cost of Kubernetes clusters becomes important as well. Kubecost is a company focused on giving visibility into Kubernetes resources and reducing spend. Webb Brown is a fou…
 
We discuss:- why she makes paint- Brand Ambassadors- running a business with a special needs child- how to choose what colors to produce- being a boutique paint- creating custom colors- how to name new colors- color standardisation / consistency- making colors vegan- the difficulties of being an art teacher- the relationships of art materials- call…
 
TensorFlow Lite is an open source deep learning framework for on-device inference. TensorFlow Lite was designed to improve the viability of machine learning applications on phones, sensors, and other IoT devices. Pete Warden works on TensorFlow Lite at Google and joins the show to talk about the world of machine learning applications and the necess…
 
Aaron Witt is the dirt-obsessed millennial behind BuildWitt, a fast-growing media company on a mission to reform the mining and construction industries. In just three years, the 25-year-old (yes, you read that right) has grown his company from just a single, self-proclaimed dirt nerd with a camera to a 20-person team serving top blue-collar busines…
 
Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Starship SN9's impending launch, Elon's ridiculous wealth, and Tesla sales numbers Read more from the articles we referenced: Tesla Q4/2020 Production - https://ir.tesla.com/press-release/tesla-q4-2020-vehicle-production-deliveries Norway Sales - https://cleantechnica.com/2021/01/06/norway-hits-record-87-plug-in-ev-shar…
 
Data lakes and data warehouses store high volumes of multidimensional data. Data sources for these pieces of infrastructure can become unreliable for a variety of reasons. When data sources break, it can cause downstream problems. One company working to solve the problem of data reliability is Monte Carlo Data. Barr Moses and Lior Gavish are founde…
 
Welcome to Episode 467. This week we travel to Whitehorse, Yukon for a peek inside the city’s most haunted house. For fiction, we have one tale for you, about a woman who unravels a mystery from her youth. COMING UP Good Evening: News, Thank-yous and Reviews: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Captain Campbell House, Whitehorse, Yukon: 00:02:21 Tabitha Lord’s …
 
When Tim Wagner worked at Amazon, he invented AWS Lambda. After working on the early serverless infrastructure, he joined Coinbase and worked as VP of Engineering. Since leaving Coinbase, he has started a new company called Vendia. Vendia combines his learnings from the serverless space with the innovations around blockchains to work on the problem…
 
We discuss: the power of your name, architects are problem solvers; artists are problem makers, the difficulty of translating art conversations to applications, bureaucracy, etc, artist residencies and networking, speculative projects, how a Venice Biennale project gets created, amusement parks, an artistic space program, how to be a cultural attac…
 
2021 already promises to be as crazy as 2020, and Al and James are ready to game things out for you in their Politics War Room. They’re joined on their first episode of the year by award winning pollster John Couvillon to take a look at the double Democratic victory in the GA Senate races and bask in the results. Then, former Defense Secretary Will…
 
Serverless has grown in popularity over the last five years, and the space of applications that can be built entirely with serverless has increased dramatically. This is due to two factors: the growing array of serverless tools (such as edge-located key value stores) and the rising number of companies with serverless offerings. One of those compani…
 
Originally published July 30, 2019 “Internet of Things” is a term used to describe the increasing connectivity and intelligence of physical objects within our lives. IoT has manifested within enterprises under the term “Industrial IoT,” as wireless connectivity and machine learning have started to improve devices such as centrifuges, conveyor belts…
 
We discussed: Exhibition and program timelines, writing grants, artist fees for exhibitions, issues with grant applications and reporting, why here and why now, how to write grant applications, how to present art in a pandemic People + Places mentioned:Tania Candiani - https://taniacandiani.comThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts - https:…
 
Originally published July 19, 2019 In 2011, Facebook had begun to focus its efforts on mobile development. Mobile phones did not have access to reliable, high bandwidth connections, and the Facebook engineering team needed to find a solution to improve the request latency between mobile clients and the backend Facebook infrastructure. One source of…
 
Dave Ramsey reflects on the highs and the lows of 2020 and shares what he learned about himself, his leaders and his team. You’ll hear why courage and principles are the cornerstone of being a small-business owner, and how going against convention and taking a stand in your community can inspire others. This full-throttle conversation will get you …
 
Welcome to Episode 466 and Happy New Year! For fiction, we have two tales for you. First, a woman’s world closes in after losing a beloved pet. Then, a man on a lucky streak discovers that the sweet taste of winning eventually goes sour. COMING UP Good Evening: Happy New Year!: 00:01:06 R. H. Dixon’s The Hole in the Wall as read by Alex Ford: 00:05…
 
Happy New Year’s Eve and welcome to this special bonus episode, courtesy of our friends at Dark Matter Magazine. We have for you a dark tale from the not too distant future about the fragile nature of reality… and fine print. Then, I sit down for a chat with Rob Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of Dark Matter Magazine. COMING UP Welcome and Intro to Dark M…
 
With 2021 just around the corner, Al and James celebrate our scientists and first responders, and give us the inside scoop on who has power in the Democratic congress. Then they’re joined by author of Saint Makers, Joe Drape of @NYTSPORTS, to discuss some of the things we’ve seen in the cultural realms outside of politics-- updating us about the st…
 
Originally published September 13, 2019 Amazon Web Services first came out in 2006. It took several years before the software industry realized that cloud computing was a transformative piece of technology. Initially, the common perspective around cloud computing was that it was a useful tool for startups, but would not be a smart option for large,…
 
Originally published May 29, 2020 Kubernetes has become a highly usable platform for deploying and managing distributed systems. The user experience for Kubernetes is great, but is still not as simple as a full-on serverless implementation–at least, that has been a long-held assumption. Why would you manage your own infrastructure, even if it is Ku…
 
Originally published April 17, 2019 Drishti is a company focused on improving manufacturing workflows using computer vision. A manufacturing environment consists of assembly lines. A line is composed of sequential stations along that manufacturing line. At each station on the assembly line, a worker performs an operation on the item that is being m…
 
What a year! You laughed, you probably cried, and most importantly—you never gave up. You kept growing and pushing through, even on the hard days. How do we know? Because this year you guys downloaded over 12 million episodes of The EntreLeadership Podcast, learning from leadership experts like Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni and more. So, here’s to y…
 
Merry Christmas! This week we have some festive folklore to start things off. A tale with kids, cannibalism and old Saint Nick. For fiction, we have the tale of a salvage crew that may be sailing home with more than they bargained for. COMING UP Good Evening: Happy Holidays, Bonuses and Thank Yous: 00:01:06 Dark Travels: Saint Nick and the Butcher:…
 
Originally published April 7, 2017 Engineers in Silicon Valley see a world of constant progress. Our work is creative and intellectually challenging. We are building the future and getting compensated quite well for it. But what if we are actually achieving far less than what is possible? What if, after so many years of high margins, gourmet lunch,…
 
Al and James welcome The New York Times National Security Correspondent David Sanger to analyze the recent Russian cyber attacks on our country and go through our possible responses, legislative and otherwise. James is appalled we could let it happen, and all three wonder if our country is still secure. Then, Al and James continue their annual holi…
 
Originally published March 6, 2020 ReactJS developers have lots of options for building their applications, and those options are not easy to work through. State management, concurrency, networking, and testing all have elements of complexity and a wide range of available tools. Take a look at any specific area of JavaScript application development…
 
Originally published June 21, 2019 Niantic is the company behind Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game where users walk around in the real world and catch Pokemon which appear on their screen. The idea for augmented reality has existed for a long time. But the technology to bring augmented reality to the mass market has appeared only recently. Impr…
 
We discuss: Corporate sponsorships of museums, her love of archives, How she choses work to purchase, the importance of building relationships between artists and collectors, her definition of emerging artists, finding new artist during covid, artist patronage, the desire to see the artistic process through videos or live stream in the studio, why …
 
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