Skip to main content
Spotify for Podcasters
Chinchilla Squeaks

Chinchilla Squeaks

By Chris Chinchilla

A weekly podcast from Chris Chinchilla covering technology, board and role play games, history, current affairs, and frankly whatever I feel like covering.

Show notes can be found at - chrischinchilla.com/podcast
Available on
Apple Podcasts Logo
Castbox Logo
Google Podcasts Logo
Pocket Casts Logo
PodBean Logo
RadioPublic Logo
Spotify Logo
Currently playing episode

Hardening JavaScript with Kris Kowal

Chinchilla SqueaksApr 06, 2022

00:00
33:46
AI AI

AI AI

Hello all! Lots of lovely AI and machine learning links for you this issue as I am working on a new show! Also Twitter, Mozilla, and that internet thing? It's dead.

Dec 01, 202222:00
Raytracing Llamas in the Metaverse - Interviews from Build Stuff

Raytracing Llamas in the Metaverse - Interviews from Build Stuff

I'm back after two weeks of conferences. I interview speakers from Build Stuff in Lithuania, report back from other events, dig into the history of JavaScript frameworks, and hang out with Lana Moore… Or not.

Nov 18, 202201:33:45
Kin Lane of Postman, announcearama, and tech loses its shine

Kin Lane of Postman, announcearama, and tech loses its shine

Hey all 👋

Kin Lane is back on the show. Also a  week of announcements from companies that begin with "A", the speed behind Tech's sails starts to slow (and is that good or bad?) and life… Life not as we know it Jim.

xxx Chinch

Oct 27, 202252:22
IT Arena 2022 - Ukrainian tech braves the war

IT Arena 2022 - Ukrainian tech braves the war

This was my third invitation to attend in Lviv, Ukraine. But this was the first time, and indeed a first for me overall, that the conference happened during a war and in what was effectively a warzone.

Read my blog post for full context - https://hackernoon.com/it-arena-2022-ukrainian-tech-braves-the-war

And daily diaries starts at about 26:00

Oct 13, 202236:22
A legendary merge

A legendary merge

In this episode I round up the latest geeky news that has caught my attention including the Ethereum merge, looking forward to macOS Ventura, AI images already getting banned in image stores, a history of ARM, and much more!

Sep 28, 202219:26
Dotan Horovits of Logz.io, watch your heroes and the life of Clippy
Sep 15, 202242:55
Tiny CSS and Moore's magic Mac

Tiny CSS and Moore's magic Mac

In this episode I speak with the authors of Tiny CSS projects, Michael Gearon and Martine Dowden. I also look at Apple's new repair program, the saviour of Moore's law, and more!

Magic mind discount codes

Sep 05, 202238:57
Matt Butcher of Fermyon, GTA, Tauri, and is Veganism really that popular?

Matt Butcher of Fermyon, GTA, Tauri, and is Veganism really that popular?

On this episode I have Matt Butcher of Fermyon to talk about their cloud-hosted webassembly platform. I also cover Tauri, tech settings you should change, Umbrella Academy, ask if Veganism is really hype, and much more!

Aug 18, 202255:05
Apache Pulsar with Patrick McFadin

Apache Pulsar with Patrick McFadin

I have Patrick McFadin back on the show to discuss using Apache Pulsar for distributed cloud-native streaming and how it fits into Data Stax's plans and business goals.

Aug 03, 202228:29
All-in-one friendly observability with groundcover

All-in-one friendly observability with groundcover

On this episode I speak with Shahar Azulay of ground cover who claim an all-in one observability solution with minimal change to your existing application code.  Too good to be true? I find out. But they do have a very cheerful interface at least ;)

Jul 27, 202231:60
SBOMs and software security with Scribe

SBOMs and software security with Scribe

In this episode I speak with Barak Brudo of Scribe Security about software bills of material and their impact on software supply chains.


https://scribesecurity.com

Jul 21, 202234:09
Live play - Battle of the Bards by Dustin Winter

Live play - Battle of the Bards by Dustin Winter

Cross-post from my Solo Adventurer channel and podcast.

Will my musical past help me win a battle of the bands… Against myself? I compose a song, and maybe even sing it… Live!

This game by Dustin Winter was featured in the latest Level 1 anthology part of Free RPG day.

Jul 19, 202241:26
A bumper bonus buffet

A bumper bonus buffet

Back again after a lot of events, bouncing around the globe. So in this episode I report back on Open Infra Summit, OSCAL, HashiConf, and Monitorama. I also look at links from the past few weeks that caught my eye.

Jul 07, 202229:03
Kong, Koyeb, and Kuma

Kong, Koyeb, and Kuma

Hey all, more KubeCon kontent for you, this time Vic and Yann from Kon and Koyeb, talking service meshes. Plus a few more details from WWDC and frameworks increase developer adoption.

Jun 15, 202224:35
Amanda Brock of OpenUK
Jun 08, 202240:44
KubeCon EU with Napptive, simplified Kubernetes environments

KubeCon EU with Napptive, simplified Kubernetes environments

In this first interview recorded at KubeCon EU in Valencia I speak with Napptive, who aim to simplify Kubernetes environments to be usable by anyone.

Jun 01, 202217:37
Kubernetes powered time travel

Kubernetes powered time travel

This issue I am back from (in-person!) KubeCon. I also look at time travel, erasing yourself from the internet, and how you'd better up your game if you want to read or write poetry, because the robots are coming…

May 26, 202223:41
Back to the Baltics with TechChill

Back to the Baltics with TechChill

This episode I cover my recent trip to Riga and Tech Chill, a wonderful startup and tech event in the Latvian capital of Riga.

May 13, 202227:21
To open or not to open

To open or not to open

Hey Gregarious Mammals 👋

Back after holidays, work travel, sickness, and general "bleh". Life is getting back to pre-2020 normality and it's taking a little getting used to! 😅

Anyway, as it's been a while, there's a lot to cover, so let's get down to it.

xx Chinch

May 06, 202235:09
Twedit

Twedit

In this issue I cover the far-reaching nuances of privacy, switching from Google, Twitter breaks itself, and D&D goes beyond! 🎲

xx Chinch

Apr 15, 202222:31
Hardening JavaScript with Kris Kowal

Hardening JavaScript with Kris Kowal

In this episode I speak with Kris Kowal, a software engineer at Agoric. We discuss the origins of securing code, the future of Javascript, and, Chinchillas.

Apr 06, 202233:46
Exodus

Exodus

Some serious subjects for this issue, from forced human migrations, to what engineers can do about sustainability. Sometimes that's what's needed.

Mar 31, 202218:22
Internet 3 point uh oh

Internet 3 point uh oh

In this episode I cover risks to the internet from various sources, technology for cyber defence, and more.

Mar 24, 202222:18
Charmed Kubeflow with Rob Gibbon of Canonical

Charmed Kubeflow with Rob Gibbon of Canonical

In this Chinchilla Squeaks interview I speak with Rob Gibbon, Product Manager at Canonical about their flavour of Kubeflow and how it can be used for machine learning workloads with Kubernetes.

Mar 03, 202226:03
Forging the Meta

Forging the Meta

This episode I take a look back at old tech concepts made new, Using AI to understand language, the future of Firefox and much more!

Feb 24, 202221:48
Kubernetes automation with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic

Kubernetes automation with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic

In this interview and demo I speak with Damian Marquez of Kubermatic about their Kubernetes management and automation platform.

Feb 10, 202244:38
Old man shouts at cloud computing

Old man shouts at cloud computing

In this episode I discuss ageing entrepreneur, staff exoduses, unsung heroes, futuristic interfaces, and more!

Feb 04, 202221:49
A virtual problem

A virtual problem

I am back after a small break… And a spell of COVID 😷.

This issue I look far and wide at the "wonders" of Crypto, ponder why I should care if I take too long to reply to an email, and dig deep into a thorny issue I recently discovered with virtual cameras on M1 Macs 🤓.

xx Chinch

Jan 20, 202223:01
Twenty twenty uh huh

Twenty twenty uh huh

I take a look back on the year that was. What did I accomplish, what did I want to accomplish and what do I have planned for 2022?

Dec 30, 202120:03
Abstract time machine

Abstract time machine

In this episode I look at the abstraction of code, writing rules (and why?), Mac migrations, and historical religions (ooh yeah).

Dec 17, 202120:37
A world of wires

A world of wires

In this episode I look at the (un)intended consequences of tech utopias, why wired is back baby, why (oh why) are 15 minute delivery companies spreading so fast, reflections on Nanowrimo, and much much more.

Dec 08, 202122:12
Maximising content with Christopher Willis of Acrolinx

Maximising content with Christopher Willis of Acrolinx

Acrolinx is an AI-powered platform/framework/tool/🤷‍♂️ for content optimisation. I have always wanted to know more about the product, and for this episode I speak with their CMO, Christopher Willis to finally find out more.

Nov 24, 202133:47
Reach out and Touch Bar

Reach out and Touch Bar

This episode… The browser wars, developer tools you should now about, how could the Touch Bar have succeeded and much more!

Nov 18, 202114:27
Dial M1 for Monterey

Dial M1 for Monterey

In this episode I discuss the latest releases from Apple, the tribulations of Clubhouse, 20 years of the iPod, what to do with files you find on old computers, and much more!

Nov 09, 202119:22
KubeCon NA 2021

KubeCon NA 2021

Another KubeCon roundup from the recent hybrid event in Los Angeles. Featured are:

  • Nick Durkin of Harness
  • Buddy Brewer and Mark Robinson of New Relic
  • Anurag Gupta of Calyptia
  • Martin Mao of Chronosphere
  • Chang Li of Hashicorp
  • Laurent of Cast AI

Enjoy!

Oct 27, 202101:30:30
 A landline life coach

A landline life coach

How will the landline "die", adding emotion to games, Twitch.tv leaked, life coaches exposed, and much more!

Oct 13, 202117:52
Only fools and tech courses

Only fools and tech courses

In this episode I cover AI coding, GitLab, filling all those tech vacancies, trusting VPNs, undersea cables, and obscure actors with popularity in equally obscure places…

xx Chinch

Oct 01, 202126:47
Screw you reality!

Screw you reality!

In this episode I look at attempts at a floating "paradise", AI in education, the race to delivery groceries, Umberto Eco's advice for writers and more!

Like what you hear?

  • Read, watch, listen to, and play with my creations: https://chrischinchilla.com
  • Sign up for my office hours: https://bit.ly/ddofficehours
  • Join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/s3UFwFejKT
  • Support me: https://chrischinchilla.com/support
Sep 16, 202122:51
You're not as smart as you might think you are

You're not as smart as you might think you are

In this episode I cover… The history of smartphones, Docker, and Hyperlinks. Also is AI fast catching up to (bad) developers, and what will become of Afghanistans Internet?

Sep 09, 202114:55
Careful where you put that data

Careful where you put that data

In this episode I look at the many facets of unintended data, Google's messaging journey, happy birthday Linux, and much more.

Sep 02, 202125:22
Relaunch announcement

Relaunch announcement

I've been quiet for a while, here's why. I'm relaunching the show soon and here's what I have planned.

Jul 21, 202103:24
Real-Time Analytics with Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset

Real-Time Analytics with Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset

Rockset promises The real-time indexing database for modern data applications. How does it compare to the competition? I speak with Venkat Venkataramani to find out.

Jul 07, 202134:11
Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Many of us in software development know of, and have used HashiCorp projects. How do they stay innovative in a rapidly changing ecosystem? I speak with Ray (Consul) and Chang (Nomad) to find out more.



Jun 30, 202132:44
Modern Application Connectivity with Idit Levine of Solo.io

Modern Application Connectivity with Idit Levine of Solo.io

I have Idit Levine back on the show to discuss how solo.io use Istio and Envoy Proxy to provide API Infrastructure from the Edge to Service Mesh.



Jun 23, 202127:56
Monitor everything with Robin Schumacher of Netdata

Monitor everything with Robin Schumacher of Netdata

Netdata helps you troubleshoot slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of per-second metrics, meaningful visualizations, and insightful health alarms with zero configuration. Observability is a busy space, how do they compare? I speak with Robin Schumacher to find out.

Jun 16, 202132:46
Creating Production-ready containers with John Amaral of Slim.ai

Creating Production-ready containers with John Amaral of Slim.ai

How can slim.ai help you create production-ready containers quickly? I speak with CEO, John Amaral to find out how.

Jun 09, 202132:03
Ransomware in Kubernetes with Veeam

Ransomware in Kubernetes with Veeam

Infrastructure as code offers many possibilities, but introduces a large amount of potential security vulnerabilities. How can Veeam help? I speak with Michael Cade to find out.

Jun 02, 202137:01
Percona and the future of data with Matt Yonkovit

Percona and the future of data with Matt Yonkovit

I speak with Percona’s Chief Experience Officer to discuss their recent Percona live event, the future of data and how we store and collaborate with it, and what open source means to the company.

May 20, 202134:34
Building and sharing data with Streamlit

Building and sharing data with Streamlit

Streamlit turns data scripts into shareable web apps in minutes. All in Python. All for free. No front‑end experience required. I speak with Adrien Treuille and Amanda Kelly to find out more about the company and how it fits into data pipelines.

May 13, 202132:02
Open Source Service Mesh with William Morgan of Linkerd

Open Source Service Mesh with William Morgan of Linkerd

This episode starts a run of talks from KubeCon EU 2021, and I speak with William Morgan of Linkerd, the first service mesh for Kubernetes.

May 06, 202133:50