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Genuine Chit-Chat
#184 P2 – Ranking The Weezer Discography: Favourite Tracks, Album Variation & Sound Changes With Tony Farina

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 68:28


Tony returns to GCC for the second half of a 2 hour-long discussion on the rock band everyone knows, but few know well; Weezer! This week is part 2 where Mike & Tony spend the majority of the conversation continuing their Weezer album rankings (excluding the Teal covers album); discussing the many sound changes of the band & some highlights and then towards the end they then give their top 5 Weezer tracks! This conversation is for anyone who likes music; whether you've barely heard of Weezer or are a superfan, this is a great listen! In case you missed part 1, Mike & Tony talk about when they first heard Weezer and why they decided to go through their entire discography, plus they give some bio information on the band, talk about why the band are popular, including why so many “fans” don't listen passed their second album (which relates to the SNL sketch linked below). Towards the end of part 1, Mike & Tony begin their ranking of Weezer's albums! Thanks to Spider-Dan, Dave Horrocks, Blake Byles & Max Byrne for their comments in part 1! The Weezer SNL sketch: https://youtu.be/ab5WvwfLuLM Go to Tony's website for updates on his books, podcasts & everything else: https://www.arfarina.com Tony has appeared on episodes 71 & 88 of GCC and Mike has appeared on Indie Comics Spotlight several times; on the 2022 episodes Miracleman & Shadow Service and the 2021 episodes Flintstones, Billionaire Island & Second Coming! Sign up to the Pop Culture Collective newsletter (that both Mike & Tony are contributors for): https://pccnewsletter.com Keep an eye out on the Comics In Motion podcast feed and Genuine Chit-Chat's YouTube channel for a new show; Star Wars Rebels Reviewed, coming soon! Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week, and in October they released an episode every few days, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat   To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1    The previous episode of GCC (183) brought the 7th appearance of Gough from Beernuts Productions! Gough spoke about his 2 newest comedy films; The Kidnapping & Couples Therapy, how filming in 2022 was compared to previous years, sketch comedy, Hawaiian shirts and more! Intro & outro read by BZ The Voice: http://bzthevoice.com        Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-119 are out now, in ep 119 Mike delved into Darth Vader comics where he finds himself face-to-face with Padmé's double; Sabé! In ep 118 Mike delved into the new horror anthology; Tales From The Rancor Pit and in 117 Mike delved into Aphra's Spark-Eternal possessed story! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters & Crimson Reign crossovers, every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion                Mike recently guested on: Indie Comics Spotlight to talk Miracleman Books 1-4: https://pod.fo/e/156d91    Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4  Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify

Genuine Chit-Chat
#184 P1 – Why Bother With Weezer? First Listens, Band Info & Weird Fan Stigmas With Tony Farina

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 68:35


Tony returns to GCC for a 2 hour-long discussion on the rock band everyone knows, but few know well; Weezer! In more detail, part 1 features Mike & Tony talking about when they first heard Weezer and why they decided to go through their entire discography, plus they give some bio information on the band, talk about why the band are popular, including why so many “fans” don't listen passed their second album (which relates to the SNL sketch linked below). Towards the end of part 1, Mike & Tony begin their ranking of Weezer's albums! In part 2 (out next week, or available now on Patreon) they then spend the majority of the conversation continuing their Weezer album rankins (excluding the Teal covers album); discussing the many sound changes of the band & some highlights and then towards the end they then give their top 5 Weezer tracks! This conversation is for anyone who likes music; whether you've barely heard of Weezer or are a superfan, this is a great listen! Thanks to Spider-Dan, Dave Horrocks, Blake Byles & Max Byrne for their comments! The Weezer SNL sketch: https://youtu.be/ab5WvwfLuLM Go to Tony's website for updates on his books, podcasts & everything else: https://www.arfarina.com Tony has appeared on episodes 71 & 88 of GCC and Mike has appeared on Indie Comics Spotlight several times; on the 2022 episodes Miracleman & Shadow Service and the 2021 episodes Flintstones, Billionaire Island & Second Coming! Sign up to the Pop Culture Collective newsletter (that both Mike & Tony are contributors for): https://pccnewsletter.com Keep an eye out on the Comics In Motion podcast feed and Genuine Chit-Chat's YouTube channel for a new show; Star Wars Rebels Reviewed, coming soon! Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week, and in October they released an episode every few days, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat   To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1    The previous episode of GCC (183) brought the 7th appearance of Gough from Beernuts Productions! Gough spoke about his 2 newest comedy films; The Kidnapping & Couples Therapy, how filming in 2022 was compared to previous years, sketch comedy, Hawaiian shirts and more! Intro & outro read by BZ The Voice: http://bzthevoice.com        Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-118 are out now, in ep 118 Mike delved into the new horror anthology; Tales From The Rancor Pit, in 117 Mike delved into Aphra's Spark-Eternal possessed story and in 116 Mike goes through Charles Soule's 4 stories in Star Wars 25! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters & Crimson Reign crossovers, every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion                Mike recently guested on: Indie Comics Spotlight to talk Miracleman Books 1-4: https://pod.fo/e/156d91    Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4    Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify

Golden Corner Church Messages
Seize the Day | Part 3

Golden Corner Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 44:35


As we begin the new year so many of us make plans to better ourselves, our lifestyle, or our relationships. Perhaps an hour of exercise a day or cutting out unneeded time on our cell phones will completely change our lives, it's too bad that so many of these new year resolutions fall away after just a few weeks of half-hearted commitment. How do we truly integrate real discipline in our lives and unlock all the potential God has for us? How do we "seize the day?" 

The 966
Real estate in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh's $22.5 BILLION metro, and the Ronaldo-Messi-Mbappe game

The 966

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 61:18


[FULL EPISODE 72] - The Riyadh Metro project, the game-changing public transportation project in Saudi Arabia's capital, “will be opened soon.” A discussion on the hot real estate market in Riyadh and across Saudi Arabia. Then, to kick off the program's "Yallah!" segment, the hosts spend some time talking about the Dakar Rally, which just wrapped up in the Kingdom, and marvel at the risks taken by the participating drivers.1:24 - Richard's one big thing is the real estate market in Saudi Arabia, and discusses recent informations shared by the global real estate consultancy Knight Frank on the market in the Kingdom as well as the expanding giga-developments being undertaken across Saudi Arabia. Faisal Durrani, Partner – head of Middle East research for Knight Frank, said: “A bold new vision is unfolding in Saudi Arabia. The phenomenal transformation taking place in the world's fastest growing economy is clearly visible across the entire urban landscape. With over 555,000 residential units, more than 275,000 hotel keys, in excess of 4.3 million square metres of retail space and over 6.1 million square metres of new office space expected by 2030, the planned construction in the kingdom will easily make Saudi Arabia the largest construction site the world has ever known."“What's more, healthcare, education and wellbeing sit at the core of the transformative plans, which will contribute to an extraordinary evolution in the kingdom's physical realm, making it unrecognisable from what we see today by the end of the decade.”16:16 - Lucien's one big thing is the big Riyadh metro project, priced at $22.5 billion, which is almost complete. The Riyadh Metro project, the game-changing public transportation project in Saudi Arabia's capital, “will be opened soon,” Rai Al Youm reported on Wednesday, citing the German News Agency (DPA). The project is the largest for public transport networks in the world. The announcement was reportedly made by Fahd Al-Rasheed, the chief executive officer of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City.Al-Rasheed, in a statement to DPA, said that the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project will open “its first phase at the beginning of this year, to be followed by other phases at close intervals.”The first phase of Riyadh Metro is reportedly expected to start in March and the final operation will take place before the year ends.23:55 - Yallah! 6 top storylines to get you up to date headed into the weekend. Al-Attiyah holds off Loeb to win Dakar Rally 2023Nasser Al-Attiyah captured his second straight Dakar Rally on Sunday in dominant fashion, moving into second place in the event's all-time list in the process. Al-Attiyah now has five wins in what has been considered rally racing's top event. Stephane Peterhansel holds the all-time record with 14 Dakar wins, eight of which came in the premier car category. Sébastien Loeb finished in second place but was more than 80 minutes behind in the overall standings.World Economic Forum opens in Davos The 53rd edition of the World Economic Forum opened on Monday in Davos, Switzerland where leaders from across the globe will meet to discuss the global economy. The meeting follows a tumultuous year for the global economy with rising food prices driven by Russia's invasion of Ukraine which began in February 2022, and which saw numerous countries imposing sanctions on many Russian politicians and oligarchs. A number of high-ranking officials from Saudi Arabia including Saudi ambassador to the US, Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud and Economy Minister Faisal Alibrahim will attend the conference and participate in a number of panel discussions. More Saudi Women Assume Diplomatic PostsThe number of Saudi women assuming diplomatic positions has increased to five, with the addition of Ambassadors Nisreen Al-Shibel and Haifa Al-Jedia to the list of Saudi representatives in the Kingdom's embassies abroad. They join Princess Rima bint Bandar Al Saud, who took over the duties of the Saudi embassy in Washington, becoming at that time the first Saudi woman to hold the position of ambassador. She was later joined by Amal Al-Mouallimi, ambassador to Norway, and Enas Al-Shahwan, ambassador to Sweden.Saudi Arabia keeps up pace of women's development hosting first international tournamentSaudi Arabia, who have launched a bid to host the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2026, have taken a further step forward with the women's game in the country, with Dammam hosting the Kingdom's first-ever women's 11-a-side international tournament. The four-team tournament featuring Saudi Arabia, Comoros, Pakistan, and Mauritius, kicked off January 11 and runs until January 19. The hosting of the tournament in Dammam is being hailed as a major milestone for the women's game as the country seeks to achieve a first FIFA ranking. A women's first division is to follow, while the Saudis have also launched a school's league for young women. Defending its crown: Saudi issuers line up deals ahead of big ECM yearAfter a strong IPO year across the GCC, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is poised to strengthen its claim as the region's strongest IPO hub in 2023 fueled by a pipeline of mega listings and private mandates to be won. According to Dialogic data, there was USD 9.37bn worth of IPO issuance on the local exchange Tadawul last year, just above the USD 8.5bn recorded in Dubai and USD 4.6bn on the ADX. January is already proving busy for the kingdom's capital markets. Last week, four private sector issuers — manufacturer Al Watanian for Industries Company, Jamjoom Pharma, Mawarid Manpower Company, and Murabaha Marina Financing Company — gained regulatory approval from Saudi Arabia's Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to list on the Tadawul. Saudi Arabia launches Events Investment Fund, SPA reportsSaudi Arabia has launched an investment fund to support the culture, tourism, entertainment and sports industries, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The Events Investment Fund (EIF) will focus on developing and increasing direct foreign investment opportunities for a contribution of 28 billion riyals ($7.45 billion) to the country's gross domestic product by 2045, SPA added.

Bitesize Business Breakfast Podcast
Need for sustainable finance to go green

Bitesize Business Breakfast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 32:14


This special edition of the Business Breakfast comes to you from the Abu Dhabi Global Market where we were live for the 5th edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF). We hear from the World Bank's GCC director, Dr. Issam Abousleiman, about what the region needs to do to become greener financially. Plus, Dubai has ranked  as the world's most popular destination for holidaymakers in Tripadvisor's 2023 Travellers' Choice Awards. We speak to Issam Kazim, CEO, DCTCM about this achievement. And, we talk property with Sarah Hewerdine of houza.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bitesize Business Breakfast Podcast
Dubai inflation is rising around 5% y-o-y.

Bitesize Business Breakfast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 32:55


We discuss the new numbers out this morning. Plus, we discuss recession concerns, GCC vs the world, with Richard Boxhall from PWC. We talk Cirquenomics with the boss of the Coca-Cola Arena - Mark Jan Kar. And, we wrap up over coverage of the World Future Energy Summit with David Hannah, Professor of Hydrology at the University of Birmingham and UNESCO Water chair. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Genuine Chit-Chat
#183 – Beernuts & The Hawaiian Shirt Fiasco: Couples Therapy Sketches & A Viral Kidnapping With Gough

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 70:36


The first standard podcast of GCC brings the 7th appearance of Gough from Beernuts Productions! Gough is talking about his newest comedy films, how filming in 2022 was compared to previous years, Hawaiian shirts and more! In more detail, Mike & Gough start by talking about Gough's video on Beernut's use of Hawaiian shirts, before delving into what production for Beernuts was like in 2022, where Gough made 3 films and 2 audio pieces, as well as his weekly podcast! The duo then delve into Gough's film The Kidnapping, somewhat inspired by an off-beat rom-com with plenty of jokes & twists, then they speak about Gough's latest release; Couples Therapy, featuring a new actress to Beernuts; Ashleigh Rainer, with some of Mike's favourite Beernuts sketches! As well as talking about the creation & inspiration of these movies, Mike & Gough provide numerous funny anecdotes in between! This is a great show for any prospective filmmakers, or anyone wanting a not-too-serious listen with a few laughs! Make sure you check out Gough's other appearances on GCC, on episodes 48, 65, 84 (& 85), 105, 126 & 150! Beernuts Social Media; IG: @BeernutsProductions – Twitter: @Beernuts_gough - FB: /BeernutsProductions Check out the Beernut's website here: https://beernutsproductions.com - Beernut's YouTube channel with trailers & hilarious behind the scenes videos: https://youtube.com/BeernutsProductions    For Mike's appearance on the Beernuts Productions podcast, listen here: https://spoti.fi/3jpLjpD Keep an eye out on the Comics In Motion podcast feed and Genuine Chit-Chat's YouTube channel for a new show; Star Wars Rebels Reviewed, coming soon! Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week, and in October they released an episode every few days, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat   To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1   The previous episode of GCC (182) was Mike announcing a new series called Star Wars Rebels Reviewed and four episodes will release throughout 2023 on GCC's YouTube & Comics In Motion's podcast feed, each discussing a season of the show, with Dave Horrocks & Maff. As Mike didn't want to leave you lovely listeners empty-handed, he has also included two episodes of Afterthoughts from his Patreon which are Mike & Megan's reviews on Avatar (2009) and the whole series of Friends! Outro read by BZ The Voice: http://bzthevoice.com        Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-117 are out now, in ep 117 Mike delves into Aphra's Spark-Eternal possessed story, in 116 Mike goes through Charles Soule's 4 stories in Star Wars 25 and in ep 115 Mike talks about the Star Wars comics that details how the second Death Star was first discovered by the Rebels! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues), every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more- https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion                Mike recently guested on: Indie Comics Spotlight to talk Miracleman Books 1-4: https://pod.fo/e/156d91    Comics In Motion to talk about the finale of the Star Wars show Andor series here: https://pod.fo/e/151fa9   Comics In Motion (again) to talk about the Tales Of The Jedi animated series here: https://pod.fo/e/152525   Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4  Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify  

Golden Corner Church Messages
Seize the Day | Part 2

Golden Corner Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 43:28


As we begin the new year so many of us make plans to better ourselves, our lifestyle, or our relationships. Perhaps an hour of exercise a day or cutting out unneeded time on our cell phones will completely change our lives, it's too bad that so many of these new year resolutions fall away after just a few weeks of half-hearted commitment. How do we truly integrate real discipline in our lives and unlock all the potential God has for us? How do we "seize the day?" 

TSB - Talk, Sport & Business with Kitch & Neeil.
An experts guide on selecting the right University course. Varun Jain is the CEO of UniHawk. 10/01/23

TSB - Talk, Sport & Business with Kitch & Neeil.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 16:22


UniHawk is a leading university admissions counselling service and test preparation institute operating across the UAE. They help students and their families to identify the right university program and also assist working adults to advance their further professional growth. UniHawk guides university applicants through profile-building, careers counselling, interview skills development, scholarship application advice, and academic writing support, to help get each student into the university that is the right fit for them. To help build a community dedicated to creating unique learning opportunities for young people, Varun Jain, founder and CEO of UniHawk brought the Harvard Youth Lead (YLC) the Change program, to the GCC region for the first time in its history. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Golden Corner Church Messages
Seize the Day | Part 1

Golden Corner Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 41:25


As we begin the new year so many of us make plans to better ourselves, our lifestyle, or our relationships. Perhaps an hour of exercise a day or cutting out unneeded time on our cell phones will completely change our lives, it's too bad that so many of these new year resolutions fall away after just a few weeks of half-hearted commitment. How do we truly integrate real discipline in our lives and unlock all the potential God has for us? How do we "seize the day?" 

Genuine Chit-Chat
#182 – A New Show & 2 Patreon Episodes: Star Wars Rebels Reviewed And Avatar (2009) & Friends Afterthoughts With Megan

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 36:20


Mike has announced a new series that will be airing on Comics In Motion's podcast feed and at youtube.com/genuinechitchat! It will be called Star Wars Rebels Reviewed and four episodes will release throughout 2023, each discussing a season of the show, with Dave Horrocks & Maff. As Mike didn't want to leave you lovely listeners empty-handed, he has also included two episodes of Afterthoughts from his Patreon which are Mike & Megan's reviews on Avatar (2009) and the whole series of Friends! If you enjoyed this episode, consider going to http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat, where at least 1 episode of “Afterthoughts” is released each week, with over 120 in the back-catalogue, the majority are Megan & Mike's reviews with some solo book reviews from Mike, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more! To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1   The previous episode of GCC (181) was another Patreon special, where Mike & Megan reviewed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Episode 180 was the Disney Discussions Christmas special, where A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Santa Clause 1 & 2 and Ernest Saves Christmas were discussed by Mike, Megan, Ria & Spider-Dan; they compared the movies, confirmed favourites, questioned if they have stood the test of time and more! Outro read by BZ The Voice: http://bzthevoice.com        Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-116 are out now, in ep 116 Mike goes through Charles Soule's 4 stories in Star Wars 25, in ep 115 Mike talks about the Star Wars comics that details how the second Death Star was first discovered by the Rebels and then in ep 114, Mike delved into the 5 Bounty Hunters comics after Crimson Reign! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues), every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion                Mike recently guested on: Indie Comics Spotlight to talk Miracleman Books 1-4: https://pod.fo/e/156d91    Comics In Motion to talk about the finale of the Star Wars show Andor series here: https://pod.fo/e/151fa9   Comics In Motion (again) to talk about the Tales Of The Jedi animated series here: https://pod.fo/e/152525   Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4  Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify

Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs
Episode 111: C++23 Ranges, 2022 Retro & Star Wars

Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 36:54


In this episode, Conor and Bryce talk about C++23 Ranges, look back on the year 2022, talk about the future of C++ and safety in C++ and much more.Link to Episode 111 on WebsiteTwitterADSP: The PodcastConor HoekstraBryce Adelstein LelbachShow NotesDate Recorded: 2023-01-04Date Released: 2023-01-06Tweet about GCC 13 C++23 Ranges SupportC++23 Ranges Progress for MSVC, GCC and Clangfmt libraryMSVC fmt bugVisual Studio Community Edition (2022)C++23 chunk_byEric Niebler's RetweetThree ways to call transform in C++20CppCast is back!I'll Build Myself by Phil Nash - C++ Song ParodyPhil Nash on TwitterTimur Doumler on TwitterCarbon Programming LanguageCircle CompilerCircle Metaprogramming: Better Features Make Better Libraries - Sean Baxter - CppNow 2022Val Programming LanguageCppFrontJakt Programming LanguageRust Programming LanguageAzure CTO Tweet about Deprecating C++NSA on Memory Safe LanguagesP2723R0 Zero-initialize objects of automatic storage durationCppCon 2014: Andrei Alexandrescu “Optimization Tips - Mo' Hustle Mo' Problems”Woven Planet C++ Meetup Nov 22, 2022Intro Song InfoMiss You by Sarah Jansen https://soundcloud.com/sarahjansenmusic Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/l-miss-you Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/iYYxnasvfx8

The Podcast by Grace Consulting Company
Selling to the Gen-Z Consumer

The Podcast by Grace Consulting Company

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 5:45 Transcription Available


This is the first episode of the year, so welcome to 2023 with GCC! In today's episode, Grace talks about Selling to the Gen-Z Consumer and what that means for you. She also talks about our launching of our Bridal Stylist Sales Training Course, so you won't want to miss this!!  DM us @behindbridal or email us at hello@behindbridal.com to let us know your thoughts on this episode!Want more? We get it..... head to ✨behindbridal.com & goodconsultingcollective,com ✨ to dive into our no b.s. business consulting approach. We promise, you'll love it!Don't forget to leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review anywhere you listen! It helps us out & keeps this podcast FREE!Business Coach // Business Podcast // Female Entrepreneur Podcast // Creative Business Coach // Creative Consultant // Sales Management // Business Operations & Management // Brand Strategy & Marketing Management // Social Media Management // Content Creation // & more.INSTAGRAM#weddingpodcast #bridalpodcast #weddingindustrypodcast#podcastinglife #podcastseries #podcastepisode#bridaldesigner #weddingdressdesigner #bridalshop#bridalstore #bridalboutique #bridalgowndesigner

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show
5 Jan 2023 - Jonny was forgotten, Robin's resolution + why the boys haven't had a pay rise.

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 51:53


Jonny had a Talabat “Wrapped”... Robin loses a bet to Jonny... Jonny's work colleague forgot who he was... the real reason Robin and Jonny haven't had a pay rise... how many photos are online of you... Robin drops some important medical news... the New Year's resolutions we all break... financial advice from errrrr Jonny???... it's not teenagers you need to be worried about... the guys chat about “Veganuary”... Robin has 5 random facts... where does the fat go when you lose weight?... do you know someone who posts a lot of selfies on social media?... Jonny was a brave little soldier... it was Tolkien's birthday... the reason Jonny was particularly bad on the radio... a lady, who emailed the guys 2 years ago, comes into the studio... Robin's New Year's resolution... here's why you need to think about your ex... a new year true or false quiz... the very weird pizza topping Robin was told to try... how Jonny found himself rummaging through a bin AGAIN... the real reason Julia Andrews won't be in Princess Diaries 3... the guy who wore 60 items of clothing at once... things to look forward to in 2023...

Turning Hard Times into Good Times
Inflation, recession, and declining US Hegemony

Turning Hard Times into Good Times

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 56:11


Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver & Chen Lin return. Last week Austrian economist Daniel Lacalle assured listeners that the dollar will remain as the world's reserve currency for at least the next 5 to 10 years. Alasdair may disagree. In his December 22nd article, he states, “2023 will see the consequences of Saudi Arabia ending the petrodollar. Energy exporters are feeling their way towards new commercial arrangements in a bid to replace yesterday's dollar. There's talk of a new Asian trade settlement currency. But we can expect oil exports to be offset by inward investment, particularly between Saudi Arabia, the GCC, and China. The most obvious surplus emerging in 2023 is of internationally held dollars, whose use-value is set to drop away leaving it as an empty shell. It amounts to a perfect storm for the dollar, and all those who sail with it. Those of us who live long enough to look back on these years are likely to find them to have been pivotal for both currencies and global alliances. They will likely mark the end of western supremacy and the emergence of a new, Asian economic domination.” If Alasdair is right that doesn't sound like the dollar will retain its hegemony for the next 5 to 10 years. We look forward to how he responds to Dr. Lacalle's viewpoint. As always we look forward to hear what markets Chen believes will be ripe for the picking in 2023 and how Michael views the dollar, gold, silver and US Treasuries.

Golden Corner Church Messages

"There's just no place like home," at least that's what everyone always says right? However, if you truly think about it, sometimes home can be the only place we want to be or the last place we want to be. Many of us at times have found ourselves running to home and running away from home. Listen as Pastor Greyson shares a well known parable and explains to us all how we should come home. 

Dave Troy Presents
The Year that Was, and The Year Ahead

Dave Troy Presents

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 114:17


Dave wraps up 2022 with a roundup of the most important stories in meta-politics. This is the show to listen to if you want to get ramped up on what to expect in 2023. Topics covered include Ukraine, Elon Musk, Russian Cosmism, Twitter, Dollar, Crypto, Debt Ceiling, Noosphere, Politics, the "how to fix it" part, Mastodon, and honestly a whole lot more. Along with some interesting audio clips that help put things into context! Paper: Disinformation and its effects on social capital networks Keywords: Ukraine, Musk, Dollar, Crypto, Debt Ceiling, Noosphere, Politics, Mastodon, Social Capital, Disinformation, Omnibus, HIMARS, Patriot, Golden Billion, Putin, Eurasianism, Cosmism, Traditionalism, Nuclear, SXSW, Tsiolkovsky, Longtermism, Multiplanetary species, Tesla, Saudi Arabia, COVID, oil/gas, Twitter, Rogozin, Roscosmos, Fiona Hill, Burnt Hair, Hierarchy, Dollar, Foster Gamble, Thrive, BRICS, gold, Zoltan Pozsar, Bretton Woods III, Golden Ruble 3.0, Sergey Glazier, Petroyuan, China, GCC, Taiwan, mBridge, CBDC, Bitcoin, Luna, FTX, NFTs, Trump, Debt Ceiling, Tom Emmer, Gold, Noosphere, Jeffrey Sachs, Sacha Stone, Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, MDG, New Earth, Shock therapy, Barrick Gold, David Sacks, Metaphysics, DeStantis, January 6, Mastodon, Toad Social, Wide Angle, Washington Spectator, Medium.

Business Standard Podcast
TMS Ep334: Indian tech sector, Indian workers in Gulf, markets, Covid BF.7

Business Standard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 30:11


The year gone by has proven to be an inflection point for Digital India. From Big Tech to the government, India's digitisation drive has received, or is poised to receive, a fillip in both innovation and regulation. 5G rolled out a red carpet of promises. And despite crypto's epic fail, Web 3.0 has emerged as THE watchword in tech innovation, with both start-ups and big techs flocking to the metaverse. How big was the year 2022 then, for tech in India? And what new frontiers can 2023 conquer?  The Fifa World Cup in Qatar is over, and Messi's Argentina team has taken home the trophy, but the questions about the fate of migrant workers still linger. The World Cup and the attendant media coverage focused on the deplorable conditions migrant workers find themselves in, especially in countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC. It also begs the question: Why are more and more Indians flocking to GCC countries despite reports of human rights violations?  To protect Indian workers, the Emigration Act of 1983 was passed and it required Indians travelling to some countries for work to get an emigration clearance. Passports which carried the Emigration Check Not Required or ECNR stamp weren't required to seek such a clearance. Since, 2007, only those passport holders that carry an Emigration Check Required need to get such a clearance. All other passports are deemed to be ECNR passports. From the worries of migrant workers let us move to the worries to market watchers. It has been a choppy fortnight for the markets amid a resurgence of Covid-related fears. How do technical chartists see markets play out in 2023? Which sectors and stocks hold promise in the year ahead? Business Standard's Puneet Wadhwa caught up with Gaurav Ratnaparkhi, head of technical research at Sharekhan by BNP Paribas, on the key levels he is tracking for the frontline indices and the stocks that are a ‘must-have' in your portfolio. Last week, we had news from China about the new SARS- CoV-2 variant BF. 7 and how quickly it is spreading in the region. There are few cases reported in India of the new variant leading to a slight surge in the cases of Covid-19. While, experts say there are no serious concerns for India, this podcast decodes the new Covid-19 variant BF.7 and more. 

Genuine Chit-Chat
#181 – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review – Patreon Holiday Special With Megan

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 17:58


Mike has taken a break for the Holiday Season so here is an episode of “Afterthoughts” from his Patreon where he & Megan review the recent MCU movie; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – they compare it to the first film, speak about Chadwick Boseman, discuss the cultures shown within and more! If you enjoyed this episode, consider going to http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat, where at least 1 episode of “Afterthoughts” is released each week, with over 120 in the back-catalogue, the majority are Megan & Mike's reviews with some solo book reviews from Mike, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more! To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1 The previous episode of GCC (180) was a Disney Discussions Christmas special, where A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Santa Clause 1 & 2 and Ernest Saves Christmas were discussed by Mike, Megan, Ria & Spider-Dan; they compared the movies, confirmed favourites, questioned if they have stood the test of time and more! Intro & outro read by BZ The Voice: http://bzthevoice.com        Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-116 are out now, in ep 116 Mike goes through Charles Soule's 4 stories in Star Wars 25, in ep 115 Mike talks about the Star Wars comics that details how the second Death Star was first discovered by the Rebels and then in ep 114, Mike delved into the 5 Bounty Hunters comics after Crimson Reign! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues), every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion                Mike recently guested on: Comics In Motion to talk about the finale of the Star Wars show Andor series here: https://pod.fo/e/151fa9   Comics In Motion (again) to talk about the Tales Of The Jedi animated series here: https://pod.fo/e/152525   Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4  Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify

The Real Estate Law Podcast
Cultivating Alternative Investments and Diversifying Your Real Estate Portfolio with Josh Ziegelbaum

The Real Estate Law Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 40:22 Transcription Available


Alternative investments are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio beyond real estate and stocks, and that's the top of discussion on this episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast.Meet Josh Ziegelbaum, Director of Investor Relations at Legacy Group, an alternative asset manager that targets profitable investment opportunities with high social and environmental impact in Latin America.Josh is responsible for managing investor communications, onboarding, individual accredited investors and commercial clients, as well as overall support of company initiatives.One of the Legacy Group's premier alternative investment options is The Green Coffee Company, a consolidated coffee farming operation based in Medellin, Colombia. The company's innovative business model allows complete control of the supply chain: from cultivation, through processing, to direct trade with end-clients.Since its founding, GCC has grown to become Colombia's second largest coffee producer with 4,010 acres of landholdings, and the most technologically-advanced producer of coffee in Colombia.What we love about this discussion is that it's a deep dive into alternative investments - who are these right for, how to get involved, what to expect as an investor, and why people consider adding them to their portfolios.In this episode, we discussed:- What exactly is an alternative investment?- Alternative investments outside the U.S. in emerging markets- Why coffee? Farmland as an alternative investment.- Why alternative investments are becoming more popular with investors- The importance of producing a positive environmental and social impact- What does it mean to be an "accredited investor?"- The client profile for who typically invests with the Legacy Group- Background on Legacy Group and The Green Coffee Company- What types of investment offerings does Legacy Group have for accredited investors?- What legal questions should you ask before committing capital to an alternative investment?- What tax benefits are available for investments such as these?- The value of excellent communication with investorsWhere you can find Josh:Website - https://legacy-group.co/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-ziegelbaum-85a01270/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/legacygroupinvestments/Green Coffee Company - https://gcc-coffee.com/Join Jason Muth and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!#realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestatelaw #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor #realestateagent #financialfreedom #alternativeinvestments #diversifyingyourportfolio #emergingmarkets #accreditedinvestorSupport the showFollow us!NextHome Titletown Real Estate on InstagramNextHome Titletown Real Estate on FacebookNextHome Titletown Real Estate on LinkedInAttorney Rory Gill on LinkedIn

Gulf International Forum's Majlis
Pursuing Greater Influence: The GCC States' Use of Soft Power

Gulf International Forum's Majlis

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 71:12


Featured Speakers: Professor David Des Roches (moderator), Dr. Diana Galeeva, Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Professor Simon Chadwick, and Dr. Paul Michael Brannagan. Synopsis: The six Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council have each affirmed the use of “soft power” as an essential part of their overarching national strategies. Soft power, as outlined by American international relations scholar Joseph Nye, refers to the use of diplomatic and cultural tools in order to promote a country's image abroad and improve its international relationships—usually contrasted with “hard power,” or the pursuit of foreign objectives via direct coercion and military force. Each of the six Gulf states has sought to bolster their international reputations through soft power: each has pursued regional and international mediation efforts, made substantial investments in sports—perhaps best exemplified by Saudi Arabia's LIV golf tournament and Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup—and highlighted domestic art and cultural programs. This strategy has clearly had positive impacts for the GCC states' international relations and their perceptions around the world. However, the use of soft power has also come with controversy. International human rights organizations have accused the six GCC states of using achievement in diplomacy, culture and sports to cover up domestic struggles with political freedoms and labor rights. In particular, the six states' ambitious sports programs have led to accusations of “sportswashing,” or promoting sports development as a way of distracting from human rights concerns. What is the status of soft power in the six GCC states? Has it been an effective tool of statecraft? What benefits are associated with the use of soft power? Have there been any drawbacks to its use?  

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show
Happy Chrimbo!! - The Best errrr WORST Bits of Robin & Jonny from 2022

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 58:03


Basically we've rehashed bits from this year into one podcast so we can be all "ooooh look at us, we've got another podcast"... This week... errr we mean this YEAR: when Robin changed Jonny's name for a prank... the guys had an exclusive clip from the Beverly Hills Cop movie... how many maintenance guys did Robin have in his house for one simple task?... Jonny's most embarrassing confession of all time... Robin tricked Jonny with a cunning test... exclusive audio from Sir David Attenborough... Jonny exposes Hi FM for being a fraud.. Khulood the boss of Hala FM told the guys what she REALLY DOESN'T like about their show... what Ryan Seacrest was saying about the other Hi FM presenters... why Jonny nearly wasn't allowed into America... Robin did something nice for Oman for a change... the time Robin was first on the scene for a tanker fire on the Muscat Expressway... Robin and Jonny's secrets for how to do radio... the ultimate salad... the guys listened to a bit from Rachel Chew's show where she admitted to crashing her car... the time Robin once woke himself with his own fart... the guys had a super serious chat about cyber security... Jonny was bored with Covid isolation... Jonny had a face-off with someone, but was he in the right?... Remember "Lanker Wordle"?... the guys categorically answered whether or not you should wash your jeans

GPCA Podcast
Annual GPCA Forum special episode: Technology and net-zero – An EPC perspective

GPCA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 12:28


Doug Kelly, President, Technology, KBR, joined James Brimm, Executive Advisor, SIPCHEM, for a special episode of the GPCA TV and Podcast during the Annual GPCA Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He discussed the clean energy transition, decarbonization, the role of technology and everything in between. This episode also covers: The GCC region's opportunity towards world leadership on the clean energy transition The role of technology in the industry's decarbonization efforts What other enablers do we need to drive the energy transition? KBR's business plans in the region and in the kingdom Innovation and new technology projects at KBR For more podcasts and the latest i nsights on the regional chemical markets, visit www.gpca.org.ae/thought-leadership

Arab News
The Mayman Show | S3 E2 | Mishaal Ashemimry, Saudi Aerospace Engineer

Arab News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 31:59


In this episode of the Mayman Show get to know the first female aerospace engineer in the GCC, Mishaal Ashemimry, and what it's like working in an exciting new sector in the region, how her time studying in the US has helped her, and how her childhood in Enaiza region in Saudi Arabia helped shape who she is today.

Comics In Motion Podcast
Disney Discussions Christmas Edition: 5 Fun Festive Films With Mike, Megan, Ria Carrogan & Spider-Dan

Comics In Motion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 113:44


As 2022 comes to a close, it's time for a Disney Discussions Christmas special, where your four hosts tackle 5 “classic” movies; A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Santa Clause 1 & 2 and Ernest Saves Christmas! We lightly compare these movies to each other, confirming which are our favourites and why, if they have stood the test of time, how they deal with the holiday season and they give a sneak peek into what 2023 holds for the Disney Discussions! If you missed them, go back and listen to their previous Disney Discussions; the first, second & fourth are episodes 155, 163 & 176 of Genuine Chit-Chat and their third discussion is on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores in late September 2022: https://pod.fo/e/143657! Or you can visit this YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcO1Ib_BGD8ajqsEDJPAYC0DSuIUqa26e Ria's Twitter & Instagram: @RiaCarrogan – Ria's initiative; “Femme On…” is found on the feed of Comics In Motion, along with the shows Pop Guerrillas & Indie Comics Spotlight here: https://anchor.fm/comics-in-motion-podcast You can find Spider-Dan's show, Patreon & further information on his website https://spiderdanandthesecretbores.com or follow him on social media: Twitter: @Dan_Bores – Instagram: @Spiderdansecretbores Find Megan on Instagram: @GrittsGetsFit or at https://Patreon.com/GenuineChitChat FInd all of Mike's social media & podcasts at https://linktr.ee/GenuineChitChat Promo by Alyson Shelton of Reburn, to hear more about Reburn, listen to episodes 159 & 173 of GCC or go to https://www.reburncomic.com To hear to a free GCC Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/comics-in-motion-podcast/message

Genuine Chit-Chat
#180 – Disney Discussions Christmas Edition: 5 Fun Festive Films With Mike, Megan, Ria Carrogan & Spider-Dan

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 113:44


As 2022 comes to a close, it's time for a Disney Discussions Christmas special, where your four hosts tackle 5 “classic” movies; A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Santa Clause 1 & 2 and Ernest Saves Christmas! We lightly compare these movies to each other, confirming which are our favourites and why, if they have stood the test of time, how they deal with the holiday season and they give a sneak peek into what 2023 holds for the Disney Discussions! If you missed them, go back and listen to their previous Disney Discussions; the first, second & fourth are episodes 155, 163 & 176 of Genuine Chit-Chat and their third discussion is on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores in late September 2022: https://pod.fo/e/143657! Or you can visit this YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcO1Ib_BGD8ajqsEDJPAYC0DSuIUqa26e Ria's Twitter & Instagram: @RiaCarrogan – Ria's initiative; “Femme On…” is found on the feed of Comics In Motion, along with the shows Pop Guerrillas & Indie Comics Spotlight here: https://anchor.fm/comics-in-motion-podcast You can find Spider-Dan's show, Patreon & further information on his website https://spiderdanandthesecretbores.com or follow him on social media: Twitter: @Dan_Bores – Instagram: @Spiderdansecretbores Find Megan on Instagram: @GrittsGetsFit or at https://Patreon.com/GenuineChitChat Promo by Alyson Shelton of Reburn, to hear more about Reburn, listen to episodes 159 & 173 of GCC or go to https://www.reburncomic.com  The last episode of GCC (179) had the return of Radhika Rao, to talk about her travels around India, reconnecting with her family, food & culture and they talk more about Buddhism, karma, happiness, religion, morality and so much more! Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week (with over 100 out), plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat      To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1     Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-115 are out now, in ep 115 Mike talks about the Star Wars comics that details how the second Death Star was first discovered by the Rebels, then in ep 114, Mike delved into the 5 Bounty Hunters comics after Crimson Reign and in 113 Mike tackled the 5 Starlight short stories! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues), every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more – https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion                Mike recently guested on: Comics In Motion to talk about the finale of the Star Wars show Andor series here: https://pod.fo/e/151fa9   Comics In Motion (again) to talk about the Tales Of The Jedi animated series here: https://pod.fo/e/152525   Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4    Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify

Golden Corner Church Messages
Unwrapping Jesus | Part 3

Golden Corner Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 46:51


We have all received a gift, at least once, in our lives that left us a little let down. Maybe we had our hopes set for something else or perhaps our new gift comes with "some assembly required" posted everywhere on it. No matter the reason, gifts should be enjoyed, remembered, and even loved. Truth is, we all have gift that is all those things and more! Listen as Pastor Tim tells us in a short three week series how to go about "Unwrapping Jesus."

Jobs with Jodi
Women Leaders in Action: Jennifer Bangoura

Jobs with Jodi

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 51:25


In this episode, Career Services Specialist Jodi Hammer interviews  Jennifer Bangoura (Mali, 2008-10), a passionate RPCV, educator, and mother, about her careers abroad in the fields of education, environment, tech, and career services. FEATURED GUEST: Jennifer Bangoura has have nurtured a global community of leaders from Iraq to Morocco and from Mali to Malawi across industries from volunteering to the environment sector, international education, and edtech. I am passionate about lifting up, celebrating, and supporting entrepreneurs and emerging leaders. As a certified career coach, she deeply cares about equitable recruiting, hiring, and helping job seekers discover ways to unlock the job search process. Previously, she worked in international workforce development with over 60 career centers at public universities throughout Iraq and Morocco and connected with higher education administration and the private sector in Tunisia, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates and throughout the GCC. She firmly believe in helping others build their network and the power of social capital to lead to meaningful employment that makes a difference in people's lives and that of their families.PODCAST HOST: Jodi Hammer is an RPCV (Ecuador, 1994–97), Job Coach, and host of the Global Reentry's Jobs with Jodi Podcast. In her role as Global Reentry Career Support Specialist with NPCA, she develops and delivers individual and group programming to foster Global Reentry's mission of providing career and transitional support to RPCVs worldwide.

Arab Digest podcasts
China and the GCC

Arab Digest podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 31:30


Arab Digest editor William Law's guest this week is Gulf State Analytics CEO Giorgio Cafiero. With relations between the US and key GCC players fraying, China has upped its game seizing both economic and diplomatic advantage. But with Washington remaining the Gulf's security guarantor, the GCC will need to tread a balanced line. Sign up NOW at ArabDigest.org for free to join the club and start receiving our daily newsletter & podcasts.

Screaming in the Cloud
Holiday Replay Edition - The Staying Power of Kubernetes with Kelsey Hightower

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 43:04


About KelseyKelsey Hightower is the Principal Developer Advocate at Google, the co-chair of KubeCon, the world's premier Kubernetes conference, and an open source enthusiast. He's also the co-author of Kubernetes Up & Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructure.Links: Twitter: @kelseyhightower Company site: Google.com Book: Kubernetes Up & Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructure TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud, with your host Cloud economist Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of Cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is brought to us by our friends at Pinecone. They believe that all anyone really wants is to be understood, and that includes your users. AI models combined with the Pinecone vector database let your applications understand and act on what your users want… without making them spell it out. Make your search application find results by meaning instead of just keywords, your personalization system make picks based on relevance instead of just tags, and your security applications match threats by resemblance instead of just regular expressions. Pinecone provides the cloud infrastructure that makes this easy, fast, and scalable. Thanks to my friends at Pinecone for sponsoring this episode. Visit Pinecone.io to understand more.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud, I'm Corey Quinn. I'm joined this week by Kelsey Hightower, who claims to be a principal developer advocate at Google, but based upon various keynotes I've seen him in, he basically gets on stage and plays video games like Tetris in front of large audiences. So I assume he is somehow involved with e-sports. Kelsey, welcome to the show.Kelsey: You've outed me. Most people didn't know that I am a full-time e-sports Tetris champion at home. And the technology thing is just a side gig.Corey: Exactly. It's one of those things you do just to keep the lights on, like you're waiting to get discovered, but in the meantime, you're waiting table. Same type of thing. Some people wait tables you more or less a sling Kubernetes, for lack of a better term.Kelsey: Yes.Corey: So let's dive right into this. You've been a strong proponent for a long time of Kubernetes and all of its intricacies and all the power that it unlocks and I've been pretty much the exact opposite of that, as far as saying it tends to be over complicated, that it's hype-driven and a whole bunch of other, shall we say criticisms that are sometimes bounded in reality and sometimes just because I think it'll be funny when I put them on Twitter. Where do you stand on the state of Kubernetes in 2020?Kelsey: So, I want to make sure it's clear what I do. Because when I started talking about Kubernetes, I was not working at Google. I was actually working at CoreOS where we had a competitor Kubernetes called Fleet. And Kubernetes coming out kind of put this like fork in our roadmap, like where do we go from here? What people saw me doing with Kubernetes was basically learning in public. Like I was really excited about the technology because it's attempting to solve a very complex thing. I think most people will agree building a distributed system is what cloud providers typically do, right? With VMs and hypervisors. Those are very big, complex distributed systems. And before Kubernetes came out, the closest I'd gotten to a distributed system before working at CoreOS was just reading the various white papers on the subject and hearing stories about how Google has systems like Borg tools, like Mesa was being used by some of the largest hyperscalers in the world, but I was never going to have the chance to ever touch one of those unless I would go work at one of those companies.So when Kubernetes came out and the fact that it was open source and I could read the code to understand how it was implemented, to understand how schedulers actually work and then bonus points for being able to contribute to it. Those early years, what you saw me doing was just being so excited about systems that I attended to build on my own, becoming this new thing just like Linux came up. So I kind of agree with you that a lot of people look at it as a more of a hype thing. They're looking at it regardless of their own needs, regardless of understanding how it works and what problems is trying to solve that. My stance on it, it's a really, really cool tool for the level that it operates in, and in order for it to be successful, people can't know that it's there.Corey: And I think that might be where part of my disconnect from Kubernetes comes into play. I have a background in ops, more or less, the grumpy Unix sysadmin because it's not like there's a second kind of Unix sysadmin you're ever going to encounter. Where everything in development works in theory, but in practice things pan out a little differently. I always joke that ops is the difference between theory and practice. In theory, devs can do everything and there's no ops needed. In practice, well it's been a burgeoning career for a while. The challenge with this is Kubernetes at times exposes certain levels of abstraction that, sorry certain levels of detail that generally people would not want to have to think about or deal with, while papering over other things with other layers of abstraction on top of it. That obscure, valuable troubleshooting information from a running something in an operational context. It absolutely is a fascinating piece of technology, but it feels today like it is overly complicated for the use a lot of people are attempting to put it to. Is that a fair criticism from where you sit?Kelsey: So I think the reason why it's a fair criticism is because there are people attempting to run their own Kubernetes cluster, right? So when we think about the cloud, unless you're in OpenStack land, but for the people who look at the cloud and you say, "Wow, this is much easier." There's an API for creating virtual machines and I don't see the distributed state store that's keeping all of that together. I don't see the farm of hypervisors. So we don't necessarily think about the inherent complexity into a system like that, because we just get to use it. So on one end, if you're just a user of a Kubernetes cluster, maybe using something fully managed or you have an ops team that's taking care of everything, your interface of the system becomes this Kubernetes configuration language where you say, "Give me a load balancer, give me three copies of this container running." And if we do it well, then you'd think it's a fairly easy system to deal with because you say, "kubectl, apply," and things seem to start running.Just like in the cloud where you say, "AWS create this VM, or G cloud compute instance, create." You just submit API calls and things happen. I think the fact that Kubernetes is very transparent to most people is, now you can see the complexity, right? Imagine everyone driving with the hood off the car. You'd be looking at a lot of moving things, but we have hoods on cars to hide the complexity and all we expose is the steering wheel and the pedals. That car is super complex but we don't see it. So therefore we don't attribute as complexity to the driving experience.Corey: This to some extent feels it's on the same axis as serverless, with just a different level of abstraction piled onto it. And while I am a large proponent of serverless, I think it's fantastic for a lot of Greenfield projects. The constraints inherent to the model mean that it is almost completely non-tenable for a tremendous number of existing workloads. Some developers like to call it legacy, but when I hear the term legacy I hear, "it makes actual money." So just treating it as, "Oh, it's a science experiment we can throw into a new environment, spend a bunch of time rewriting it for minimal gains," is just not going to happen as companies undergo digital transformations, if you'll pardon the term.Kelsey: Yeah, so I think you're right. So let's take Amazon's Lambda for example, it's a very opinionated high-level platform that assumes you're going to build apps a certain way. And if that's you, look, go for it. Now, one or two levels below that there is this distributed system. Kubernetes decided to play in that space because everyone that's building other platforms needs a place to start. The analogy I like to think of is like in the mobile space, iOS and Android deal with the complexities of managing multiple applications on a mobile device, security aspects, app stores, that kind of thing. And then you as a developer, you build your thing on top of those platforms and APIs and frameworks. Now, it's debatable, someone would say, "Why do we even need an open-source implementation of such a complex system? Why not just everyone moved to the cloud?" And then everyone that's not in a cloud on-premise gets left behind.But typically that's not how open source typically works, right? The reason why we have Linux, the precursor to the cloud is because someone looked at the big proprietary Unix systems and decided to re-implement them in a way that anyone could run those systems. So when you look at Kubernetes, you have to look at it from that lens. It's the ability to democratize these platform layers in a way that other people can innovate on top. That doesn't necessarily mean that everyone needs to start with Kubernetes, just like not everyone needs to start with the Linux server, but it's there for you to build the next thing on top of, if that's the route you want to go.Corey: It's been almost a year now since I made an original tweet about this, that in five years, no one will care about Kubernetes. So now I guess I have four years running on that clock and that attracted a bit of, shall we say controversy. There were people who thought that I meant that it was going to be a flash in the pan and it would dry up and blow away. But my impression of it is that in, well four years now, it will have become more or less system D for the data center, in that there's a bunch of complexity under the hood. It does a bunch of things. No-one sensible wants to spend all their time mucking around with it in most companies. But it's not something that people have to think about in an ongoing basis the way it feels like we do today.Kelsey: Yeah, I mean to me, I kind of see this as the natural evolution, right? It's new, it gets a lot of attention and kind of the assumption you make in that statement is there's something better that should be able to arise, giving that checkpoint. If this is what people think is hot, within five years surely we should see something else that can be deserving of that attention, right? Docker comes out and almost four or five years later you have Kubernetes. So it's obvious that there should be a progression here that steals some of the attention away from Kubernetes, but I think where it's so new, right? It's only five years in, Linux is like over 20 years old now at this point, and it's still top of mind for a lot of people, right? Microsoft is still porting a lot of Windows only things into Linux, so we still discuss the differences between Windows and Linux.The idea that the cloud, for the most part, is driven by Linux virtual machines, that I think the majority of workloads run on virtual machines still to this day, so it's still front and center, especially if you're a system administrator managing BDMs, right? You're dealing with tools that target Linux, you know the Cisco interface and you're thinking about how to secure it and lock it down. Kubernetes is just at the very first part of that life cycle where it's new. We're all interested in even what it is and how it works, and now we're starting to move into that next phase, which is the distro phase. Like in Linux, you had Red Hat, Slackware, Ubuntu, special purpose distros.Some will consider Android a special purpose distribution of Linux for mobile devices. And now that we're in this distro phase, that's going to go on for another 5 to 10 years where people start to align themselves around, maybe it's OpenShift, maybe it's GKE, maybe it's Fargate for EKS. These are now distributions built on top of Kubernetes that start to add a little bit more opinionation about how Kubernetes should be pushed together. And then we'll enter another phase where you'll build a platform on top of Kubernetes, but it won't be worth mentioning that Kubernetes is underneath because people will be more interested on the thing above.Corey: I think we're already seeing that now, in terms of people no longer really care that much what operating system they're running, let alone with distribution of that operating system. The things that you have to care about slip below the surface of awareness and we've seen this for a long time now. Originally to install a web server, it wound up taking a few days and an intimate knowledge of GCC compiler flags, then RPM or D package and then yum on top of that, then ensure installed, once we had configuration management that was halfway decent.Then Docker run, whatever it is. And today feels like it's with serverless technologies being what they are, it's effectively a push a file to S3 or it's equivalent somewhere else and you're done. The things that people have to be aware of and the barrier to entry continually lowers. The downside to that of course, is that things that people specialize in today and effectively make very lucrative careers out of are going to be not front and center in 5 to 10 years the way that they are today. And that's always been the way of technology. It's a treadmill to some extent.Kelsey: And on the flip side of that, look at all of the new jobs that are centered around these cloud-native technologies, right? So you know, we're just going to make up some numbers here, imagine if there were only 10,000 jobs around just Linux system administration. Now when you look at this whole Kubernetes landscape where people are saying we can actually do a better job with metrics and monitoring. Observability is now a thing culturally that people assume you should have, because you're dealing with these distributed systems. The ability to start thinking about multi-regional deployments when I think that would've been infeasible with the previous tools or you'd have to build all those tools yourself. So I think now we're starting to see a lot more opportunities, where instead of 10,000 people, maybe you need 20,000 people because now you have the tools necessary to tackle bigger projects where you didn't see that before.Corey: That's what's going to be really neat to see. But the challenge is always to people who are steeped in existing technologies. What does this mean for them? I mean I spent a lot of time early in my career fighting against cloud because I thought that it was taking away a cornerstone of my identity. I was a large scale Unix administrator, specifically focusing on email. Well, it turns out that there aren't nearly as many companies that need to have that particular skill set in house as it did 10 years ago. And what we're seeing now is this sort of forced evolution of people's skillsets or they hunker down on a particular area of technology or particular application to try and make a bet that they can ride that out until retirement. It's challenging, but at some point it seems that some folks like to stop learning, and I don't fully pretend to understand that. I'm sure I will someday where, "No, at this point technology come far enough. We're just going to stop here, and anything after this is garbage." I hope not, but I can see a world in which that happens.Kelsey: Yeah, and I also think one thing that we don't talk a lot about in the Kubernetes community, is that Kubernetes makes hyper-specialization worth doing because now you start to have a clear separation from concerns. Now the OS can be hyperfocused on security system calls and not necessarily packaging every programming language under the sun into a single distribution. So we can kind of move part of that layer out of the core OS and start to just think about the OS being a security boundary where we try to lock things down. And for some people that play at that layer, they have a lot of work ahead of them in locking down these system calls, improving the idea of containerization, whether that's something like Firecracker or some of the work that you see VMware doing, that's going to be a whole class of hyper-specialization. And the reason why they're going to be able to focus now is because we're starting to move into a world, whether that's serverless or the Kubernetes API.We're saying we should deploy applications that don't target machines. I mean just that step alone is going to allow for so much specialization at the various layers because even on the networking front, which arguably has been a specialization up until this point, can truly specialize because now the IP assignments, how networking fits together, has also abstracted a way one more step where you're not asking for interfaces or binding to a specific port or playing with port mappings. You can now let the platform do that. So I think for some of the people who may be not as interested as moving up the stack, they need to be aware that the number of people we need being hyper-specialized at Linux administration will definitely shrink. And a lot of that work will move up the stack, whether that's Kubernetes or managing a serverless deployment and all the configuration that goes with that. But if you are a Linux, like that is your bread and butter, I think there's going to be an opportunity to go super deep, but you may have to expand into things like security and not just things like configuration management.Corey: Let's call it the unfulfilled promise of Kubernetes. On paper, I love what it hints at being possible. Namely, if I build something that runs well on top of Kubernetes than we truly have a write once, run anywhere type of environment. Stop me if you've heard that one before, 50,000 times in our industry... or history. But in practice, as has happened before, it seems like it tends to fall down for one reason or another. Now, Amazon is famous because for many reasons, but the one that I like to pick on them for is, you can't say the word multi-cloud at their events. Right. That'll change people's perspective, good job. The people tend to see multi-cloud are a couple of different lenses.I've been rather anti multi-cloud from the perspective of the idea that you're setting out day one to build an application with the idea that it can be run on top of any cloud provider, or even on-premises if that's what you want to do, is generally not the way to proceed. You wind up having to make certain trade-offs along the way, you have to rebuild anything that isn't consistent between those providers, and it slows you down. Kubernetes on the other hand hints at if it works and fulfills this promise, you can suddenly abstract an awful lot beyond that and just write generic applications that can run anywhere. Where do you stand on the whole multi-cloud topic?Kelsey: So I think we have to make sure we talk about the different layers that are kind of ready for this thing. So for example, like multi-cloud networking, we just call that networking, right? What's the IP address over there? I can just hit it. So we don't make a big deal about multi-cloud networking. Now there's an area where people say, how do I configure the various cloud providers? And I think the healthy way to think about this is, in your own data centers, right, so we know a lot of people have investments on-premises. Now, if you were to take the mindset that you only need one provider, then you would try to buy everything from HP, right? You would buy HP store's devices, you buy HP racks, power. Maybe HP doesn't sell air conditioners. So you're going to have to buy an air conditioner from a vendor who specializes in making air conditioners, hopefully for a data center and not your house.So now you've entered this world where one vendor does it make every single piece that you need. Now in the data center, we don't say, "Oh, I am multi-vendor in my data center." Typically, you just buy the switches that you need, you buy the power racks that you need, you buy the ethernet cables that you need, and they have common interfaces that allow them to connect together and they typically have different configuration languages and methods for configuring those components. The cloud on the other hand also represents the same kind of opportunity. There are some people who really love DynamoDB and S3, but then they may prefer something like BigQuery to analyze the data that they're uploading into S3. Now, if this was a data center, you would just buy all three of those things and put them in the same rack and call it good.But the cloud presents this other challenge. How do you authenticate to those systems? And then there's usually this additional networking costs, egress or ingress charges that make it prohibitive to say, "I want to use two different products from two different vendors." And I think that's-Corey: ...winds up causing serious problems.Kelsey: Yes, so that data gravity, the associated cost becomes a little bit more in your face. Whereas, in a data center you kind of feel that the cost has already been paid. I already have a network switch with enough bandwidth, I have an extra port on my switch to plug this thing in and they're all standard interfaces. Why not? So I think the multi-cloud gets lost in the chew problem, which is the barrier to entry of leveraging things across two different providers because of networking and configuration practices.Corey: That's often the challenge, I think, that people get bogged down in. On an earlier episode of this show we had Mitchell Hashimoto on, and his entire theory around using Terraform to wind up configuring various bits of infrastructure, was not the idea of workload portability because that feels like the windmill we all keep tilting at and failing to hit. But instead the idea of workflow portability, where different things can wind up being interacted with in the same way. So if this one division is on one cloud provider, the others are on something else, then you at least can have some points of consistency in how you interact with those things. And in the event that you do need to move, you don't have to effectively redo all of your CICD process, all of your tooling, et cetera. And I thought that there was something compelling about that argument.Kelsey: And that's actually what Kubernetes does for a lot of people. For Kubernetes, if you think about it, when we start to talk about workflow consistency, if you want to deploy an application, queue CTL, apply, some config, you want the application to have a load balancer in front of it. Regardless of the cloud provider, because Kubernetes has an extension point we call the cloud provider. And that's where Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud, we do all the heavy lifting of mapping the high-level ingress object that specifies, "I want a load balancer, maybe a few options," to the actual implementation detail. So maybe you don't have to use four or five different tools and that's where that kind of workload portability comes from. Like if you think about Linux, right? It has a set of system calls, for the most part, even if you're using a different distro at this point, Red Hat or Amazon Linux or Google's container optimized Linux.If I build a Go binary on my laptop, I can SCP it to any of those Linux machines and it's going to probably run. So you could call that multi-cloud, but that doesn't make a lot of sense because it's just because of the way Linux works. Kubernetes does something very similar because it sits right on top of Linux, so you get the portability just from the previous example and then you get the other portability and workload, like you just stated, where I'm calling kubectl apply, and I'm using the same workflow to get resources spun up on the various cloud providers. Even if that configuration isn't one-to-one identical.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Uptycs, because they believe that many of you are looking to bolster your security posture with CNAPP and XDR solutions. They offer both cloud and endpoint security in a single UI and data model. Listeners can get Uptycs for up to 1,000 assets through the end of 2023 (that is next year) for $1. But this offer is only available for a limited time on UptycsSecretMenu.com. That's U-P-T-Y-C-S Secret Menu dot com.Corey: One thing I'm curious about is you wind up walking through the world and seeing companies adopting Kubernetes in different ways. How are you finding the adoption of Kubernetes is looking like inside of big E enterprise style companies? I don't have as much insight into those environments as I probably should. That's sort of a focus area for the next year for me. But in startups, it seems that it's either someone goes in and rolls it out and suddenly it's fantastic, or they avoid it entirely and do something serverless. In large enterprises, I see a lot of Kubernetes and a lot of Kubernetes stories coming out of it, but what isn't usually told is, what's the tipping point where they say, "Yeah, let's try this." Or, "Here's the problem we're trying to solve for. Let's chase it."Kelsey: What I see is enterprises buy everything. If you're big enough and you have a big enough IT budget, most enterprises have a POC of everything that's for sale, period. There's some team in some pocket, maybe they came through via acquisition. Maybe they live in a different state. Maybe it's just a new project that came out. And what you tend to see, at least from my experiences, if I walk into a typical enterprise, they may tell me something like, "Hey, we have a POC, a Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, and we want some of that new thing that we just saw from you guys. How do we get a POC going?" So there's always this appetite to evaluate what's for sale, right? So, that's one case. There's another case where, when you start to think about an enterprise there's a big range of skillsets. Sometimes I'll go to some companies like, "Oh, my insurance is through that company, and there's ex-Googlers that work there." They used to work on things like Borg, or something else, and they kind of know how these systems work.And they have a slightly better edge at evaluating whether Kubernetes is any good for the problem at hand. And you'll see them bring it in. Now that same company, I could drive over to the other campus, maybe it's five miles away and that team doesn't even know what Kubernetes is. And for them, they're going to be chugging along with what they're currently doing. So then the challenge becomes if Kubernetes is a great fit, how wide of a fit it isn't? How many teams at that company should be using it? So what I'm currently seeing as there are some enterprises that have found a way to make Kubernetes the place where they do a lot of new work, because that makes sense. A lot of enterprises to my surprise though, are actually stepping back and saying, "You know what? We've been stitching together our own platform for the last five years. We had the Netflix stack, we got some Spring Boot, we got Console, we got Vault, we got Docker. And now this whole thing is getting a little more fragile because we're doing all of this glue code."Kubernetes, We've been trying to build our own Kubernetes and now that we know what it is and we know what it isn't, we know that we can probably get rid of this kind of bespoke stack ourselves and just because of the ecosystem, right? If I go to HashiCorp's website, I would probably find the word Kubernetes as much as I find the word Nomad on their site because they've made things like Console and Vault become first-class offerings inside of the world of Kubernetes. So I think it's that momentum that you see across even People Oracle, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, they're all have seem to have a Kubernetes story. And this is why you start to see the enterprise able to adopt it because it's so much in their face and it's where the ecosystem is going.Corey: It feels like a lot of the excitement and the promise and even the same problems that Kubernetes is aimed at today, could have just as easily been talked about half a decade ago in the context of OpenStack. And for better or worse, OpenStack is nowhere near where it once was. It would felt like it had such promise and such potential and when it didn't pan out, that left a lot of people feeling relatively sad, burnt out, depressed, et cetera. And I'm seeing a lot of parallels today, at least between what was said about OpenStack and what was said about Kubernetes. How do you see those two diverging?Kelsey: I will tell you the big difference that I saw, personally. Just for my personal journey outside of Google, just having that option. And I remember I was working at a company and we were like, "We're going to roll our own OpenStack. We're going to buy a free BSD box and make it a file server. We're going all open sources," like do whatever you want to do. And that was just having so many issues in terms of first-class integrations, education, people with the skills to even do that. And I was like, "You know what, let's just cut the check for VMware." We want virtualization. VMware, for the cost and when it does, it's good enough. Or we can just actually use a cloud provider. That space in many ways was a purely solved problem. Now, let's fast forward to Kubernetes, and also when you get OpenStack finished, you're just back where you started.You got a bunch of VMs and now you've got to go figure out how to build the real platform that people want to use because no one just wants a VM. If you think Kubernetes is low level, just having OpenStack, even OpenStack was perfect. You're still at square one for the most part. Maybe you can just say, "Now I'm paying a little less money for my stack in terms of software licensing costs," but from an extraction and automation and API standpoint, I don't think OpenStack moved the needle in that regard. Now in the Kubernetes world, it's solving a huge gap.Lots of people have virtual machine sprawl than they had Docker sprawl, and when you bring in this thing by Kubernetes, it says, "You know what? Let's reign all of that in. Let's build some first-class abstractions, assuming that the layer below us is a solved problem." You got to remember when Kubernetes came out, it wasn't trying to replace the hypervisor, it assumed it was there. It also assumed that the hypervisor had APIs for creating virtual machines and attaching disc and creating load balancers, so Kubernetes came out as a complementary technology, not one looking to replace. And I think that's why it was able to stick because it solved a problem at another layer where there was not a lot of competition.Corey: I think a more cynical take, at least one of the ones that I've heard articulated and I tend to agree with, was that OpenStack originally seemed super awesome because there were a lot of interesting people behind it, fascinating organizations, but then you wound up looking through the backers of the foundation behind it and the rest. And there were something like 500 companies behind it, an awful lot of them were these giant organizations that ... they were big e-corporate IT enterprise software vendors, and you take a look at that, I'm not going to name anyone because at that point, oh will we get letters.But at that point, you start seeing so many of the patterns being worked into it that it almost feels like it has to collapse under its own weight. I don't, for better or worse, get the sense that Kubernetes is succumbing to the same thing, despite the CNCF having an awful lot of those same backers behind it and as far as I can tell, significantly more money, they seem to have all the money to throw at these sorts of things. So I'm wondering how Kubernetes has managed to effectively sidestep I guess the open-source miasma that OpenStack didn't quite manage to avoid.Kelsey: Kubernetes gained its own identity before the foundation existed. Its purpose, if you think back from the Borg paper almost eight years prior, maybe even 10 years prior. It defined this problem really, really well. I think Mesos came out and also had a slightly different take on this problem. And you could just see at that time there was a real need, you had choices between Docker Swarm, Nomad. It seems like everybody was trying to fill in this gap because, across most verticals or industries, this was a true problem worth solving. What Kubernetes did was played in the exact same sandbox, but it kind of got put out with experience. It's not like, "Oh, let's just copy this thing that already exists, but let's just make it open."And in that case, you don't really have your own identity. It's you versus Amazon, in the case of OpenStack, it's you versus VMware. And that's just really a hard place to be in because you don't have an identity that stands alone. Kubernetes itself had an identity that stood alone. It comes from this experience of running a system like this. It comes from research and white papers. It comes after previous attempts at solving this problem. So we agree that this problem needs to be solved. We know what layer it needs to be solved at. We just didn't get it right yet, so Kubernetes didn't necessarily try to get it right.It tried to start with only the primitives necessary to focus on the problem at hand. Now to your point, the extension interface of Kubernetes is what keeps it small. Years ago I remember plenty of meetings where we all got in rooms and said, "This thing is done." It doesn't need to be a PaaS. It doesn't need to compete with serverless platforms. The core of Kubernetes, like Linux, is largely done. Here's the core objects, and we're going to make a very great extension interface. We're going to make one for the container run time level so that way people can swap that out if they really want to, and we're going to do one that makes other APIs as first-class as ones we have, and we don't need to try to boil the ocean in every Kubernetes release. Everyone else has the ability to deploy extensions just like Linux, and I think that's why we're avoiding some of this tension in the vendor world because you don't have to change the core to get something that feels like a native part of Kubernetes.Corey: What do you think is currently being the most misinterpreted or misunderstood aspect of Kubernetes in the ecosystem?Kelsey: I think the biggest thing that's misunderstood is what Kubernetes actually is. And the thing that made it click for me, especially when I was writing the tutorial Kubernetes The Hard Way. I had to sit down and ask myself, "Where do you start trying to learn what Kubernetes is?" So I start with the database, right? The configuration store isn't Postgres, it isn't MySQL, it's Etcd. Why? Because we're not trying to be this generic data stores platform. We just need to store configuration data. Great. Now, do we let all the components talk to Etcd? No. We have this API server and between the API server and the chosen data store, that's essentially what Kubernetes is. You can stop there. At that point, you have a valid Kubernetes cluster and it can understand a few things. Like I can say, using the Kubernetes command-line tool, create this configuration map that stores configuration data and I can read it back.Great. Now I can't do a lot of things that are interesting with that. Maybe I just use it as a configuration store, but then if I want to build a container platform, I can install the Kubernetes kubelet agent on a bunch of machines and have it talk to the API server looking for other objects you add in the scheduler, all the other components. So what that means is that Kubernetes most important component is its API because that's how the whole system is built. It's actually a very simple system when you think about just those two components in isolation. If you want a container management tool that you need a scheduler, controller, manager, cloud provider integrations, and now you have a container tool. But let's say you want a service mesh platform. Well in a service mesh you have a data plane that can be Nginx or Envoy and that's going to handle routing traffic. And you need a control plane. That's going to be something that takes in configuration and it uses that to configure all the things in a data plane.Well, guess what? Kubernetes is 90% there in terms of a control plane, with just those two components, the API server, and the data store. So now when you want to build control planes, if you start with the Kubernetes API, we call it the API machinery, you're going to be 95% there. And then what do you get? You get a distributed system that can handle kind of failures on the back end, thanks to Etcd. You're going to get our backs or you can have permission on top of your schemas, and there's a built-in framework, we call it custom resource definitions that allows you to articulate a schema and then your own control loops provide meaning to that schema. And once you do those two things, you can build any platform you want. And I think that's one thing that it takes a while for people to understand that part of Kubernetes, that the thing we talk about today, for the most part, is just the first system that we built on top of this.Corey: I think that's a very far-reaching story with implications that I'm not entirely sure I am able to wrap my head around. I hope to see it, I really do. I mean you mentioned about writing Learn Kubernetes the Hard Way and your tutorial, which I'll link to in the show notes. I mean my, of course, sarcastic response to that recently was to register the domain Kubernetes the Easy Way and just re-pointed to Amazon's ECS, which is in no way shape or form Kubernetes and basically has the effect of irritating absolutely everyone as is my typical pattern of behavior on Twitter. But I have been meaning to dive into Kubernetes on a deeper level and the stuff that you've written, not just the online tutorial, both the books have always been my first port of call when it comes to that. The hard part, of course, is there's just never enough hours in the day.Kelsey: And one thing that I think about too is like the web. We have the internet, there's webpages, there's web browsers. Web Browsers talk to web servers over HTTP. There's verbs, there's bodies, there's headers. And if you look at it, that's like a very big complex system. If I were to extract out the protocol pieces, this concept of HTTP verbs, get, put, post and delete, this idea that I can put stuff in a body and I can give it headers to give it other meaning and semantics. If I just take those pieces, I can bill restful API's.Hell, I can even bill graph QL and those are just different systems built on the same API machinery that we call the internet or the web today. But you have to really dig into the details and pull that part out and you can build all kind of other platforms and I think that's what Kubernetes is. It's going to probably take people a little while longer to see that piece, but it's hidden in there and that's that piece that's going to be, like you said, it's going to probably be the foundation for building more control planes. And when people build control planes, I think if you think about it, maybe Fargate for EKS represents another control plane for making a serverless platform that takes to Kubernetes API, even though the implementation isn't what you find on GitHub.Corey: That's the truth. Whenever you see something as broadly adopted as Kubernetes, there's always the question of, "Okay, there's an awful lot of blog posts." Getting started to it, learn it in 10 minutes, I mean at some point, I'm sure there are some people still convince Kubernetes is, in fact, a breakfast cereal based upon what some of the stuff the CNCF has gotten up to. I wouldn't necessarily bet against it socks today, breakfast cereal tomorrow. But it's hard to find a decent level of quality, finding the certain quality bar of a trusted source to get started with is important. Some people believe in the hero's journey, story of a narrative building.I always prefer to go with the morons journey because I'm the moron. I touch technologies, I have no idea what they do and figure it out and go careening into edge and corner cases constantly. And by the end of it I have something that vaguely sort of works and my understanding's improved. But I've gone down so many terrible paths just by picking a bad point to get started. So everyone I've talked to who's actually good at things has pointed to your work in this space as being something that is authoritative and largely correct and given some of these people, that's high praise.Kelsey: Awesome. I'm going to put that on my next performance review as evidence of my success and impact.Corey: Absolutely. Grouchy people say, "It's all right," you know, for the right people that counts. If people want to learn more about what you're up to and see what you have to say, where can they find you?Kelsey: I aggregate most of outward interactions on Twitter, so I'm @KelseyHightower and my DMs are open, so I'm happy to field any questions and I attempt to answer as many as I can.Corey: Excellent. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today. I appreciate it.Kelsey: Awesome. I was happy to be here.Corey: Kelsey Hightower, Principal Developer Advocate at Google. I'm Corey Quinn. This is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on Apple podcasts. If you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on Apple podcasts and then leave a funny comment. Thanks.Announcer: This has been this week's episode of Screaming in the Cloud. You can also find more Core at screaminginthecloud.com or wherever fine snark is sold.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show
15 Dec - Robin is stunned, Jonny's car is better than Robin's & white guys called 'Mike'.

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 51:13


Robin is stunned at how much of a scrooge Jonny is... Robin gives Jonny his Christmas present... Jonny gives Robin some Christmas presentsssss... how to get an expensive gift from your partners... the health device that straps to your toilet... Jonny has a Christmas-influenced game... Jonny's Elf on the Shelf sabotaged his Christmas tree... 3 steps to follow to give someone a compliment they'll appreciate... Jonny calls ALL women control freaks... the people who were allowed to use bad language in 2022... why isn't Robin talking about his Elf on the Shelf?... the oldest known food has been found... too many white guys called Mike... why you should walk backwards... Jonny claims that his Nissan Sunny is better than Robin's Porsche... the man who fears Santa... the link between testosterone and divorce... does your partner make you watch rubbish TV?... Morgan Freeman helps the guys remember the reindeer names... should you recline your seat on a short flight?... Robin and Jonny compare their Elves on the Shelves... how to be better at your job... who gets better gifts, pets or in-laws?...

Strait Talk
Is China Siding With Gulf Arab States Against Iran Over a Territorial Dispute?

Strait Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 12:55


It was a rare diplomatic spat between two countries with a long history of close energy and security ties. Over the weekend, Iran summoned China's ambassador to lodge an official complaint against a statement issued during Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Saudi Arabia. Tehran accused Beijing of siding with Gulf Arab states in a territorial dispute between Iran and the UAE. A spokesperson for Iran's Foreign Ministry said it conveyed strong discontent against the joint China-GCC statement, which it argued, questioned Iran's territorial integrity. Tehran reportedly told the Chinese envoy, that the three islands addressed by the GCC were an integral part of Iran and will not be subject to negotiation. Iran currently maintains control of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa in the Gulf, which are claimed by the UAE. The joint statement also called for Iran's nuclear programme to remain peaceful and for authorities to cooperate with the IAEA. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister also had a tough warning for Iran, saying all bets would be off if Tehran were to acquire nuclear weapons. Guests Jacope Scita Policy Fellow at Bourse and Bazaar Foundation Umit Alperen Assistant Professor at Suleyman Demirel University

Golden Corner Church Messages
Unwrapping Jesus | Part 2

Golden Corner Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 42:09


We have all received a gift, at least once, in our lives that left us a little let down. Maybe we had our hopes set for something else or perhaps our new gift comes with "some assembly required" posted everywhere on it. No matter the reason, gifts should be enjoyed, remembered, and even loved. Truth is, we all have gift that is all those things and more! Listen as Pastor Tim tells us in a short three week series how to go about "Unwrapping Jesus."

Genuine Chit-Chat
#179 – Are You Happy Today? Defining Karma, Finding Meaning & Visiting Family In India With Radhika Rao

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 83:20


Radhika Rao returns to GCC to talk about her travels around India, reconnecting with her family, food & culture and Buddhism, karma and happiness. In more detail, the conversation begins with a short discussion on Christmas, before Radhika delves into her time reconnecting with her family in India, how Indian culture somewhat differs from American culture and they talk about how important food is for cultures & connecting with each other. Radhika & Mike then talk about karma; it's definition and the misconceptions around it, Radhika then talks about her Buddhist chanting & connection to the universe, the concept of God, the pros & cons of religion, balancing asceticism & hedonism and more! Radhika's last GCC appearance was episode 169, listen on this feed or watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3XP9pqtUP0o Radhika's Site: http://radhikarao.org  – Her Instagram is @radhikarao77 – LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/radhika-rao-2764598 - IMDb: https://imdb.com/name/nm9895468 - The Organisation Soka Gakkai International: https://sokaglobal.org   - Radhika also recommends the Buddhability podcast and the comedian Ari Eldjárn. At around 38 minutes, Radhika mentioned the site https://www.sgi-usa.org   Thanks again to Tonya Todd for connecting Mike & Radhika! http://mstonyatodd.com   The last episode of GCC (178) featured Frank Burton, who returned for his fifth GCC appearance, to talk about his podcast with David Ivar of Herman Dune; Not On Top, as well as writing his book “Brollywood” during the COVID lockdown, plus alternate versions of celebrities, the Ragbag world, reviewing service stations, becoming famous and answering the question; What Is Brollywood? Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week (with over 100 out), plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat      To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1     Intro & outro read by BZ The Voice: http://bzthevoice.com        Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-115 are out now, in ep 115 Mike talks about the Star Wars comics that details how the second Death Star was first discovered by the Rebels, then in ep 114, Mike delved into the 5 Bounty Hunters comics after Crimson Reign and in 113 Mike tackled the 5 Starlight short stories! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues), every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion                Mike recently guested on: Comics In Motion to talk about the finale of the Star Wars show Andor series here: https://pod.fo/e/151fa9   Comics In Motion (again) to talk about the Tales Of The Jedi animated series here: https://pod.fo/e/152525   Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4  Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify

VOV - Chương trình thời sự
Thời sự 18h (10/12/2022)

VOV - Chương trình thời sự

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 55:44


- Thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính hội kiến Đại Công tước Luxembourg Ăng-gri và tiếp tục các hoạt động trong khuôn khổ chuyến thăm chính thức Đại Công quốc Luxembourg. - Hội đồng nhân dân các địa phương họp kỳ cuối năm, thông qua nhiều Nghị quyết quan trọng về việc phát triển kinh tế - xã hội của địa phương trong năm tới. - Loạt bài: “Dự án treo làm nghèo đất nước”. - Châu Âu chi 2,5 tỷ ơ-rô xây đường ống mới vận chuyển năng lượng giữa Tây Ban Nha và Pháp. - Hội nghị thượng đỉnh Trung Quốc- Hội đồng Hợp tác vùng Vịnh (GCC)- bước ngoặt lịch sử trong hợp tác Trung Quốc với các nước A-rập. Chủ đề : Hội Nông dân, Hội nghị thượng đỉnh --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vov1thoisu0/support

Druid Wisdom
Earth Rituals:Telluric Waterway Blessing at the Winter Solstice

Druid Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 8:21


https://aoda.org/earthrituals/TELLURIC WATERWAY BLESSING AT THE WINTER SOLSTICE:http://aoda.org/earthrituals/waterwayblessing/Telluric Waterway Blessing Full Script:http://aoda.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/TelluricWaterwayBlessingScript.docx United States Geological Survey Site:https://water.usgs.gov/wsc/map_index.htmlCanadian Watershed:https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/science-and-research/earth-sciences/geography/topographic-information/geobase-surface-water-program-geeau/watershed-boundaries/20973AODA Discord Server:https://discord.gg/xJqEKVYyvfAODA Forums:https://forum.aoda.org/AODA Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/AODADruidrySphere of Protection Ritual:https://aoda.org/publications/articles-on-druidry/introduction-to-the-sphere-of-protection/Solitary Grove Ceremony:https://aoda.org/publications/articles-on-druidry/aodas-solitary-grove-opening-and-closing/Ritual Map:https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1AorCFExzHhkd9uqOjStENRIXCAIPRR4A Vision for AODA Druidry: Seven Core Principles of AODA:https://aoda.org/vision/

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show
8 Dec - Puke Bucket, Jonny's life motto + Robin's sofa speaks.

Robin Banks & The Worst of the Hi FM Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 45:12


Here's Jonny's life motto... the things we like less the older we get... Robin explains we can outrun most danger... the cheese factory speech... we bet you didn't know this about the T-Rex... Jonny's Elf on the Shelf is back... the most common lie on dating profiles... Jonny made a new jingle for the show... Robin has mentally aged Jonny... Jonny's biggest fan is leaving Oman... for some reason Robin plays Lionel Richie... this is the Merriam-Webster word of 2022... the world's most accurate clock... Robin and Jonny reminisce about their first times on the radio... does Robin still have his verified blue tick on Twitter?... a listener has a suggestion for the most relaxing sound ever... the first-ever text message... proof that bad radio ruins lives... Jonny has beef with one of the Spice Girls... this song was written in complete jibberish... does your family have a puke bucket?... Robin refuses to believe that Jonny ever smiles... Jonny's rivetting ‘Sofa Stats'... the biggest risks we take at home... what Robin's sofa would say if it could speak... Robin settles and age-old men v women argument once and for all!...

Two Profs in a Pod
S6E2 OER Its Worth It

Two Profs in a Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 27:57


Tenisha and Beth talk with our OER Director Christine Jones about OER at GCC and in general. What are the conversations going on now with OER? Show notes: https://twoprofsinapod.blogspot.com/2022/12/oer-its-worth-it.html

Golden Corner Church Messages
Unwrapping Jesus | Part 1

Golden Corner Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 39:05


We have all received a gift, at least once, in our lives that left us a little let down. Maybe we had our hopes set for something else or perhaps our new gift comes with "some assembly required" posted everywhere on it. No matter the reason, gifts should be enjoyed, remembered, and even loved. Truth is, we all have gift that is all those things and more! Listen as Pastor Tim tells us in a short three week series how to go about "Unwrapping Jesus."

Genuine Chit-Chat
#178 P2 – Creating Fictional Celebrities: Strange Impressions, Fame & The Footnotes Section With Frank Burton

Genuine Chit-Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 50:29


Frank returns for his fifth GCC appearance, to talk about writing a book during, that is also set in, the UK COVID lockdown, plus alternate versions of celebrities, the Ragbag world and answering the question; What Is Brollywood? This week, in part 2, the duo discuss celebrities appearing in Brollywood in more depth, including Benedict Cumberbatch & “famous-man-who-cannot-be-named-for-legal-reasons, with Frank explaining how he wrote them in the way that he did and why. Frank & Mike then go on a tangent about the footnotes section of the audiobook of Brollywood which includes people who leave reviews for service stations, celebrities starting podcasts, becoming famous, Frank's future projects and so much more! Last week was part 1 of Frank & Mike's conversation where their conversation starts by discussing Frank's 4-part podcast series called Not On Top with David Ivar of the band Herman Dune, before delving into the meta subject of being interviewed as an author, before explaining the premise of his latest book Brollywood and talking about writing a book during COVID that is also set in the UK at a time of the lockdown restrictions. Part 1 comes to a close as the duo discuss the celebrity appearances in Brollywood. Find Frank on social media @RagbagPresents and @RagbagRambler Frank's Site: http://www.frankburton.co.uk – Listen to the audio version of Brollywood (for free) on Ragbag Presents here: https://spoti.fi/3GToZ47 or buy the physical Brollywood book here: https://amzn.to/3u4WwRb Frank mentioned his appearance on Hannah's Bookshelf when he was promoting one of his older books; The One Hundred (found here: https://bit.ly/3F8Ms08), he also mentioned Jarvis Cocker's autobiography called Good Pop, Bad Pop. Frank's previous appearances on GCC are episodes 34, 56, 86 & 144! Mike appeared on episode 76 the Ragbag podcast: http://spoti.fi/3aLgx5e, and on S1, episode 16 Frank Burton's I Like The Sound podcast: https://spoti.fi/3ue8ma3 and on S2 ep 1: https://pod.fo/e/143cf0 The last episode of GCC (177) was the fourth instalment of Disney Discussions, with Megan hosting to talk Disney/Pixar Péliculas (movies in Spanish)! Tune in to hear Megan, Mike, Ria & Spider-Dan talk UP, Inside Out, Wall-E & Coco, discussing how they compare, common themes among them, why they're the squad's respective favourites and much more! Megan also provides several easter eggs in Coco and gives a little Mexican-culture lesson too! Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week (with over 100 out), plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat     To hear to a free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan's Tom Hanks watch here: https://bit.ly/TomHanks1   Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-114 are out now, in ep 114, Mike delved into the 5 Bounty Hunters comics after Crimson Reign, in 113 Mike tackled the 5 Starlight short stories and for 112 Mike went into the third & final batch of horror anthology stories from Vader's Castle! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues), every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much moree - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion     Mike's guest spots: Comics In Motion to talk about the finale of the Star Wars show Andor series here: https://pod.fo/e/151fa9 Comics In Motion (again) to talk about the Tales Of The Jedi animated series here: https://pod.fo/e/152525 Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4 Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify