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By Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, Joe Zack, Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, and Joe Zack. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We discuss the things we’re excited about for 2021 as Michael prepared for a different show, Joe can’t stop looking at himself, and Allen gets paid by the tip of the week.

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What are the least amount of bits (or smallest data type) your annual salary, in whole dollars, could fit in?
  • 1 bit (boolean): Wait, you can make _money_ with this coding stuff?
  • 8 bits (byte): I made a webpage for a friend one time.
  • 16 bits (short): I'm an intern, or at least I get paid like one.
  • 16 bits (unsigned short): I'm just getting started in my career.
  • 17 bits: I like my company.
  • 18 bits: My company likes me.
  • 19 bits: My company _really, really_ likes me.
  • 20+ bits: I _run_ my company.
  • Some Qubits: My salary is in a state of flux.
  • String: Because I only get paid in thank you messages.
  • Negative numbers: Who needs to pay you for having fun? I pay for everything I use to write my open source project!
  • Memory addresses: Because buffer overflow attacks are how hackers like me make money.


Who’s Excited about What

  • Joe
    • Interactive online/streaming events
    • DevOps and SRE technologies
    • Python
    • Game development
  • Allen
    • .NET 5
    • DevOps technologies
    • Kubernetes
    • Game Jams
    • Big Data
    • Video content creation
    • Presentations
    • IoT
    • Machine Learning
  • Michael
    • Kubernetes all the things
    • Kotlin

Resources We Like

Must Buys

Price Description
$17.99 Kasa Smart HS220 Dimmer Switch by TP-Link (Amazon, Best Buy)
$17.46 Real-World Machine Learning (Amazon)

Tip of the Week

  • Manning Publications has a lot of their books available in audio form on Audible.
  • Top 9 companies that are hiring software engineers to work remotely (HackReactor.com)
  • iTerm2 – A terminal emulator for macOS that does amazing things. (item2.com)
    • Use CMD+SHIFT+. to edit the command being pasted before running it.
  • Some helpful tips for the holiday season:
    • Capital One Shopping: Save in seconds (chrome web store)
    • Automatically find and apply coupon codes with Honey. (chrome web store)
    • Use PayPal Key as a virtual credit card to use your PayPal account anywhere credit cards are accepted. (PayPal)
      • Use Privacy to create single or limited use credit cards (privacy.com)
  • Port forward services from your Kubernetes cluster for external access to debug and test, like kubectl port-forward svc/svc-name 7000:8000.
    • Use Port Forwarding to Access Applications in a Cluster (kubernetes.io)

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