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Pragmatic is a discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.
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98: Docks And Interference

98: Docks And Interference

2020-04-1801:17:14

After a brief chat about John's App-in-progress Timeless Day, Ronnie Lutes joins to dissect the problems and pitfalls of poorly shielded or cheap USB 3 devices and how they can create BlueTooth drops out, Trackpad bullet chattering, Mouse stuttering and more and how one might diagnose and fix these issues. A must listen for those with suspected interference on their PC or Mac wireless devices.With Ronnie Lutes and John Chidgey.Related Articles: Docks And Interference SLIP Apps Related Podcast Episodes: Sleep Podcast Pragmatic Episode 77 Look Before You Touch Links of potential interest: Harald Bluetooth MicroSemi WhitePaper Spread Spectrum Clocking (DOWNLOAD VIA GOOGLE) USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Radio Frequency Interference on 2.4 GHz Devices Episode sponsor:Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code (listen to the episode to get the code) for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!
97: Back To The Mac

97: Back To The Mac

2020-01-0150:21

Myke Hurley returns to the show to follow on with Optimal Interfaces, now looking into application specific advantages of the different user interfaces we have available to us for our specific use cases. We also consider an apocalyptic world where we can only have one device and what it would be.With Myke Hurley and John Chidgey.Related Episode Link: Pragmatic Episode 93: Optimal Interface Related Article Links: TechDistortion: Back To The Mac TechDistortion: Optimal Interface Part 1: Input TechDistortion: Optimal Interface Part 2: Output TechDistortion: Optimal Interface Part 3: Devices Episode sponsor:Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code (listen to the episode to get the code) for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!
In an episode that could not be put off any longer, Merlin Mann joins John to unpick the habit of procrastination, how to identify when you're doing it, why you're doing it and how to stop yourself from doing it and get yourself back on track.With Merlin Mann and John Chidgey.Related Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 40: Productivitus Interruptus Pragmatic Episode 50: Accidental Clicking Miscellaneous Links: Getting Things Done Definition of Procrastinate Procrastination Episode sponsor:Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code (listen to the episode to get the code) for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!
95: FOSS Social

95: FOSS Social

2019-08-1501:47:53

Free Open Source Software is at the heart of the Federated Social revolution that's gathering momentum. David Chartier joins John to walk through where we are in that journey so far, the current players, the current challenges and value of having multiple social-network options.With David Chartier and John Chidgey.Related Article Links: TechDistortion: Engineered Space Take 2 TechDistortion Fediverse Series: Own Your Social Graph Related Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 89: The Problem Is Us Pragmatic Episode 80: Mastodon Fediverse Apps: Whalebird Hyperspace The Desk Mastonaut Tusky for Mastodon Subway Tooter Fedilab Tootle for Linux Mast Mast on GitHub Toot! Amaroq Miscellaneous Links: Free and Open-Source Software The Free Software Definition Introducing MissKey An Interview with Eugen Rochko Pleroma ‘Compliant’ List of Applications Mastodon ‘Compliant’ List of Applications Best way to move instances on Mastodon How to migrate from one server to another Gab Explained Message Threads of Potential Interest: Toot! FlakeIDs Message Thread Pleroma Free App Message Thread Gab Forking Mast as Well Message Thread ‘Why are there so many people for hate speech?’ Message Thread
94: Photography

94: Photography

2019-06-2102:26:51

If you want to take the best possible picture, far better than a smartphone will ever be able to, where do you begin? John is joined by Clay Daly to walk through the details of modern digital photography, the pitfalls, the misconceptions and the reasons you should consider it if you haven't.With Clay Daly and John Chidgey.Related Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 12: Pages Blocks Planes Die Bank Device Pragmatic Episode 14: The Worlds Most Popular Camera Our Photography: John’s PixelFed Instance Clay’s Website and Portfolio Our Preferred Kit: Nikon D500 Fujifilm X100S Canon P Rangefinder Cameras 1959-1961 Sony α7 Other Mentioned Kit: Nikon D5 Nikon D5500 Metabones Miscellaneous Links: History of Photography History of the Camera Nikon FX & DX Format Lenses Explained Nikon Lens Abbreviations Light Pollution Map SE Qld How to Photograph the Milky Way Nikon DX Format APS-C The Exposure Triangle Understanding ISO Photographic Dynamic Range versus ISO Setting Episode sponsors:Backblaze: Gimmick free, truly unlimited, cloud backup for your Mac or PC for just $6 a month with discounts for annual plans. Sign up via the following URL and for a 15 day no-risk free trial. Don’t take a chance with your data, start protecting your work and your memories today. Visit backblaze.com/pragmaticto learn more.Soulver.App: You’ve tried a calculator and a spreadsheet but if you haven’t tried Soulver yet you’re missing out on a great app that fits perfectly with the way your brain actually thinks. Soulver for iOS is available through the App Store and the newly updated Soulver 3 for Mac from Acqualias website. Visit soulver.appto learn more.
93: Optimal Interface

93: Optimal Interface

2019-05-1601:41:01

With a growing number of device categories and devices within them, it can be hard to pick what devices from what category will meet your needs. Jason Snell joins John to try to determine what the optimal interface is for what use case you might need and where technology is heading.With Jason Snell and John Chidgey.Related Article Links: Optimal Interface: Part 1 Input Optimal Interface: Part 2 Output Optimal Interface: Part 3 Devices Referred During Show: The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang Robot or Not Miscellaneous Links: Speech recognition Siri Amazon Alexa Google Assistant Cortana What is the Average Speaking Rate? Brain Computer Interface A Beginner’s Guide to Brain-Computer Interface and Convolutional Neural Networks Speed of Speech vs Speed of Thought About Braingate Computer mouse Pointing Stick aka Accupoint Computer Keyboard Trackball Touchpad Kinect Light Pen Touchscreen Resistive Touchscreen Capacitive Sensing Average Typing Speed Toshiba Satellite Eye Resolving the iPhone Resolution: Bad Astronomy Pixel Density Display Size, Resolution, and Ideal Viewing Distance Refreshable Braille Display Digital Scent Technology Virtual Reality VR Sickness Should Be Mostly Solved In 5 Years Virtual Reality: Motion Sickness May Be Avoided With New Innovation | Fortune Virtual Reality Sickness Google Glass Episode sponsor:Backblaze: Gimmick free, truly unlimited, cloud backup for your Mac or PC for just $6 a month with discounts for annual plans. Sign up via the following URL and for a 15 day no-risk free trial. Don’t take a chance with your data, start protecting your work and your memories today. Visit backblaze.com/pragmaticto learn more.
92: Espresso

92: Espresso

2019-03-2101:41:25

Following on the Pragmatic Coffee journey, Miha joins to discuss every detail behind the Espresso coffee and how to make the best shot you can.With Miha Rekar and John Chidgey.Previous Episode Links: Pragmatic Episode 30: Coffee Pragmatic Episode 30A: Coffee Follow-up Part A Parallel Passion Episode 4: John Chidgey Miscellaneous Links: John Making A Latte Miha Latte Art History: Espresso History of Espresso and the First Espresso Machine Angelo Moriondo Turin Total Solar Eclipse Of 15th February 1961 The E61 Group Head Alex Duetto Avanti Mini Multi Measuring Glass 30ml The Tamper Socratic Coffee Grinding Related: Grinding Fundamentals The Grinder Paper Explained Static In Your Grinding Baratza Sette 270 How To Choose A Mazzer Espresso Grinder Making Of Mahlkonig EK43 Grinder Baratza Sette 270Wi-Grind by Weight Conical Burr Grinder Grinder Grind Distribution Charts Coffee Hack No More Static Milk Related: Latte Art Does The Type Of Milk You Use Matter? The Science Behind Perfect Steamed Milk Oracle Touch by Sage/Breville Scales: Brewista Smart Scale II Lunar Episode sponsor:Clubhouse: Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need. Visit clubhouse.io/TENto learn more.
91: Zelda

91: Zelda

2019-02-2402:06:34

John Siracusa returns to Pragmatic to discuss everything Zelda related, with a focus on Breath of the Wild and how so many established Zelda gameplay rules were thrown out the window with resounding success.With John Siracusa and John Chidgey.Miscellaneous Links: John Chidgey’s Zelda Amiibo Collection The Legend of Zelda Role-playing Video Game 10 Games With Guinness World Records Player’s Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons Zelda BoTW Took 4yrs to Develop MetaCritic: Zelda BoTW MetaCritic: Zelda OOT YouTube Clips of Interest: John Chidgey playing BOTW: 3 Giant Ancient Cores Can You Beat Breath of the Wild Without Climbing? SM64 Watch for Rolling Rocks Can You Kill Gannon Using Only A Mop? Episode sponsor:Clubhouse: Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need. Visit clubhouse.io/TENto learn more.
90: Agile

90: Agile

2019-01-2401:43:50

Waterfall development is being overtaken Agile and in only two decades its popularity continues to grow. Casey Liss weighs in on the pros and cons of Agile while we look at where it's best to use it and what can help to make Agile work.With Casey Liss and John Chidgey.Previous Episode Link: Pragmatic Episode 79: Diluted My Metric Goodness Miscellaneous Links: Waterfall Model Technical Debt Agile Software Development Kanban Board Slicky Notes Episode sponsor:Clubhouse: Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need. Visit clubhouse.io/TENto learn more.
89: The Problem Is Us

89: The Problem Is Us

2018-12-0502:11:13

Social Media has taken the world by storm but recent history has shown all that glitters isn't gold and has many people wondering if the technology is the problem, or if the problem is us?With Seth Clifford and John Chidgey.Previous Episode Link: Pragmatic Episode 80: Mastodon Miscellaneous Links: I Don’t Want to Do This Anymore: Fundamentally Broken My Company Tried Slack For Two Years - This Is Why We Quit The History of Social Media SixDegrees Evolution of Social Networking Parley Demilitarized Zone Courtesy Etiquette Politician Barack Obama School Speech 2009 Bad Behavior Is Trending Online Shock Humour Frankly My Dear I Don’t Give A Damn Use Of The Word F#!@ Twitter Extends 280 Character Limit About Your Twitter Timeline The History Of Fake News Episode sponsor:Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code (listen to the episode to get the code) for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!
With Cloud Storage becoming a staple of modern computing, we deep dive into the history of how cloud storage came about, what features it has or should have and ultimately who can you trust?With Rob Griffiths and John Chidgey.Miscellaneous Links: Cloud Storage Box DropBox Amazon S3 Single Source Of Truth MobileMe Meet iCloud’s great-grandfather: iTools Apple Enhances .Mac Nextcloud vs ownCloud: The Whole Story Self-Hosted Web Episode 02: Nextcloud iCloud Storage Plans and Pricing Apple to Launch iCloud on October 13 Cloudron How to Setup a Raspberry Pi Nextcloud Server Sync Episode sponsor:Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code (listen to the episode to get the code) for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!
87: Static vs Dynamic

87: Static vs Dynamic

2018-08-1601:01:30

From the retronymous Web 1.0 through 2.0 and beyond, we look at how web development is coming full circle and when Static, Dynamic or Statically Generated sites make the most sense.With Radek Pietruszewski and John Chidgey.Miscellaneous Links: Web 2.0 Page Caching: Varnish vs Nginx FastCGI Cache Varnish (software)
Follow up (Part A) to Space X where we address the outcome of the first Falcon Heavy launch and Falcon 9 booster relanding outcome, SpaceMan and we don't panic.With Radek Pietruszewski and John Chidgey.Related Links: Falcon Heavy Falcon Heavy Montage
86: Segway Evolution

86: Segway Evolution

2018-05-0301:37:02

Self-balancing vehicles started with the Segway in 2001, but since then they've evolved, losing their handle bars and even losing a wheel. We look at how they've evolved over time, how safe they are and how potentially crazy John is, since he's started riding one.With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.Miscellaneous Links: iBOT Segway Inc Segway PT Segway Online Store Jimi Heselden Personal Transporter Eunicycle Trevor Blackwell Focus Designs The Inventor Of The Hoverboard Says He’s Made No Money From It Razor Hovertrax Shane Chen The inventor of the hoverboard says he’s made no money from it | Technology | The Guardian Personal Transporter Rules For Personal Mobility Devices - Queensland Government Pedestrians Call For Cycle Ban Airwheel X3 Fastwheel Ring Electric Unicycle Solowheel Orbit DC Motors Brushless DC Motors iPhone 4 Gyroscope Teardown Vibrating Structure Gyroscope Why And How To Control Brushless DC Motors Brushless DC Motor Construction and Operating Principles Episode sponsor:Makers4Good: Makers4Good are an innovative company based in Palo Alto, California and they’ve recently released the HELIO: A Solar Light, Torch and Powerbank that’s perfect for camping, hiking, emergencies, gazebos, use as a night light or wherever your adventures might happen to take you. All profits from the sale of the HELIO go to providing light and power for those in need. Visit makers4good.com/engineered and use the Coupon Code ENGINEERED for 20% off the total price of your order.
85: Uncommon Transportation

85: Uncommon Transportation

2018-04-0101:43:11

When you're trying to optimise a daily commute, there are lots of options to choose from. Balancing physical effort, cost, speed, safety, storage and more we deep dive into how the concept of multi-modal transportation can make your commute more efficient.With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.Miscellaneous Links: Walking Jogging Running Micro-car Bicycle Performance Self-selected Speeds And Metabolic Cost Of Longboard Skateboarding Longboard (skateboard) Skateboarding Bicycle Performance Science Of Cycling Human Power APTA: Millennials And Mobility Skateboard-related Injuries Longboard And Skateboard Injuries Pedestrian And Bicycle Information Center Safety Statistics Motorcycle Fatality Rate USA Heelys Footwear Episode sponsor:Makers4Good: Makers4Good are an innovative company based in Palo Alto, California and they’ve recently released the HELIO: A Solar Light, Torch and Powerbank that’s perfect for camping, hiking, emergencies, gazebos, use as a night light or wherever your adventures might happen to take you. All profits from the sale of the HELIO go to providing light and power for those in need. Visit makers4good.com/engineered and use the Coupon Code ENGINEERED for 20% off the total price of your order.
84: Space X

84: Space X

2017-12-0701:59:29

Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the third in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Space X, its history, its rockets, capsules and Elon's dreams of going to Mars.With Radek Pietruszewski and John Chidgey.Links of Potential Interest: Rocket Space X Elon Musk Falcon 1 Falcon 9 v1.0 Falcon 9 v1.1 Falcon 9 Full Thrust Elon Musk shows off first photo of SpaceX space suit RP-1 Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Saturn V Why is it better to launch a spaceship from near the equator? Interplanetary Transport System Dragon 2 MV Delta Mariner
83: Tesla Part Two

83: Tesla Part Two

2017-11-0201:25:21

Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the third in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve.With Caleb Elston and John Chidgey.Battery: Tesla Thermal Management System List of Battery Sizes Inconel Aviation Stack Exchange AutoPilot: Autonomous Driving Levels Intels $15B Acquisition of Mobileye
82: Tesla Part One

82: Tesla Part One

2017-10-0501:41:20

Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the second in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve.With Caleb Elston and John Chidgey.People: Martin Eberhard Elon Musk Marc Tarpenning Ze’ev Drori Vehicles: Roadster Roadster In Depth Model S Model S The Quickest Production Car in the World 2017 Model S P100D 0-60mph New Record Model X Hardest Car to Build in the World Model 3 Patents: All Our Patent Are Belong To You List of Tesla Patents Charging: Supercharger Stations Tesla Supercharger Tesla joins Charging Interface Initiative
81: Boring Loops

81: Boring Loops

2017-06-2954:27

Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the first in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Hyperloop and The Boring Company and the practicalities of what Elon's trying to achieve.With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.Miscellaneous Links: Hyperloop TGV Land Speed Record For Rail What is the minimum air pressure the human body can tolerate? The Boring Company Elon Musk The future we’re building | TED Talk Tunnel Elon Musk Tweet 1 of 2 Elon Musk Tweet 2 of 2 Mego Micronauts Rocket Tubes Remastered Toy Commercial MegoMuseum Roadheader Shotcrete Episode sponsor:Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code (listen to the episode to get the code) for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!
80: Mastodon

80: Mastodon

2017-06-0801:10:12

GNU Social is gaining momentum recently with Mastodon leading the charge. It's a different way to micro-blog and it's not perfect, but it shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. Vic joins John to walk through where it stands today.With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.Miscellaneous Links: GNU Social GNU Social and GNU FM GNU Social Wikipedia Mastodon Software Mastodon Instances Twitter Micro.blog Stormcrow Mastodon<->Twitter iOS Apps I use for Mastodon: Mustor (Formerly called “Mastodon-iOS”) Amaroq 11t Episode sponsor:Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code (listen to the episode to get the code) for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!
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