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From Rock Bottom to Rockin' It
44: Street Artist to Vice-President of Global Design Coca-Cola // The Story of James Sommerville

From Rock Bottom to Rockin' It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 54:13


James Sommerville is the Founder of KnownUnknown, the world's first decentralized design community working with Fortune 100 brands on brand design assignments and NFTs, leveraging their utility token ($KUDOS). From 2013 to 2018, James was the VP Global Design for The Coca Cola Company, where he led the design innovation and identity programs for many billion-dollar iconic beverage brands. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, James was co-founder of Attik, a UK startup design firm that led the digital art revolution and changed the face of design in the 1990s, inspiring thousands of designers and creatives across the world. They were also responsible for the major redesign of Coke's brand identity in 2006 and its visual identity strategy for 2010's FIFA World Cup. He also worked with other famous brands such as Adidas, Virgin, Heineken, and Sheraton.   *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources Mentioned, & More on this episode please visit our website: RockBottom2RockinIt.com. *** Feedback? Questions? Comments? I would love to hear from you! Contact me at us via: Email (eric@ericgilbertwilliams.com), LinkedIn (@ericgilbertwilliams), Twitter (@ericgilbertw), or Instagram (@ericgilbertwilliams). EP Tags: 

Authentic Talks 2.0
Episode 204 | The Sprint vs. The Marathon, Define Your Goals | Solo

Authentic Talks 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 13:56


PODSNACK MONDAY - Pod snacks are short episodes less than 30 minutes where the host leaves tips, questions, tools that can help us in our lives to re-evaluate our direction. Shanta acknowledges MLK, gives Kudos to Nipsy, An entrepreneur as she believes "the marathon" a brand name he created was genius. She shares when you understand the assignment you can be train properly. She breaks down the sprint vs the marathon when it comes to defining our goals. She believes asking ourselves real questions leads to breaking down the barriers that can prevent us from achieving our goals aka manifesting. This episode is intended to help anyone who has already fallen off of their new years resolution, as well as anyone who has goals they want to achieve but they do not know where to start. Reminders below:Subscribe to authentic talks 2.0 on your favorite podcast platform as well as the show's YouTube channel **** Leave a review on apple podcast or iTunes*** Purchase the book on 1/20/2022 as updates are pending being processed*** Like the show on the Facebook page, Authentic Talks 2.0*** also, if you are new to the show or a returning listening, I welcome you and invite you to join me each, and meet the best guests in the world of podcasting! Do you need a coach, or Mentor? Book a free discovery call and or Join the AYM community.AYMBEYONDTHEPHYSICAL.COMAUTHENTICTALKS2.COM********************************Email: Shanta@authentictalks2.comwww.authentictalks2.comIG: https://www.instagram.com/authentictalks2.0withshanta/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoachShantaGenerally

Underground Over the Air
Episode 10 - Christmas for the Fight Club Kids

Underground Over the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 72:09


THIS WEEK in the Monadnock Region We make our return from holiday break with a late episode recorded back on 12/22 but which remains even MORE relevant today and may well be our best episode yet. (The critics are raving.) * TOP STORY: Local resident tries to bring the warmth of Christmas to the underserved, overly-exiled fight club kids of Peterborough ** There is so much to say about this ** Kudos for philanthropist Kevin Brace for leading the charge to raise funds for this cause ** We now already know the plot of the 2022 Big Hit Hallmark Xmas Special ALSO: * Dog parks are for lovers (Chris changes his mind, for once) ** You don't want to find the love of your life in the produce section of Peterborough Shaw's * Chris has angered Mark Zuckerberg (Learn what can get you banned or otherwise in trouble!) ** Groped in the dingy digital alley (Invisible people in the metaverse?) ** FB stalking has lost its luster (we already know how everyone turned out) ** But shoutout to all the long-lost friends and classmates out there (there's not many, but we remember them in our hearts) * Zoë's flute crisis ("Dr. Dre and Tupac are the same") * WINNER OF THE CALENDAR WARS * Some great parting New Year's advice ** COME AND SEE US AT THE LIBRARY Peterborough Town Library/Monadnock Underground Writers' Night Out - Open Mic for ALL WRITERS - 1/13 5:30-7 PM ** Contact us: Hate mail and information about how to send us your awesome calendar photos: diloreto@monadnockunderground.com Submissions: submit@monadnockunderground.com AgEx Farm Listings: zoe@monadnockunderground.com Advertising/Sponsorship: sam@monadnockunderground.com www.gomonadnock.com/ www.monadnockunderground.com/ This episode was produced by Sound Lord Chad Patterson of Studio 117. GO TO Studio 117 - www.studio117.net/ - for ALL your mixing, mastering, and recording needs in 2022 AND BEYOND. He is a hero.

Craig Peterson's Tech Talk
Are You Ready For the Next Hacker Wave? It's Going to Be Brutal!

Craig Peterson's Tech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 42:26


Are You Ready For the Next Hacker Wave? It's Going to Be Brutal! Right now, we're going to talk about this vulnerability, this huge vulnerability in almost the entire internet that will affect your life over the following number of years. And if you're a business, you better pay close attention. [Following is an automated transcript] [00:00:16] Well, we are looking at what is being called the single most significant, most critical vulnerability ever. [00:00:24] And if you want more information on this, have a look at last week's show, you'll find it up on my website. I talked quite a bit about it. You can email me M e@craigpeterson.com. I've put together a little cheat sheet that you can use to find out. What should I do? If you're an IT professional, this isn't something that you can do if you're a regular home user because you probably don't have any software your maintaining that has this log for J vulnerability. [00:00:59] But I do have to warn you that you probably do have a little bit of hardware that might have it in there. Many of these firewalls used in homes have it, not all of them, uh, I'm, a minority of them, but here's why this is the single most significant and most critical vulnerability ever. There is a programming lab library that is used in the job. [00:01:26] Programming language that logs events, if you're writing software and let's say their software is running a website, it could be almost anything. And do you notice a condition that's not quite right? What should you do while you should log it? And then, hopefully, the people that are running your software are monitoring the logs. [00:01:49] See the logs? No. Oh my gosh. Uh, there is something wrong here. One of the logs that I keep an eye on that just absolutely amazes me, frankly, is the SSH Daemon logs. Now SSH is a protocol. It uses encryption to get onto other machines using the command line. Now I've used a lot of protocols over the years to do this. [00:02:17] Telnet was the first, and SSH is something that I've been using for a very long time. You might remember the Heartbleed bug from a few years back. That nailed a lot of people, but I keep an eye on that SSH log because. If someone's trying to log into my system from the internet, that log will show it. [00:02:39] It's going to say that someone to try to use this username; they were coming from this IP address, and they failed to get in. And I have software that automatically monitors that log and says, well, if someone's coming from the same. Address multiple times. And they are unsuccessful at logging in add their internet address to my firewall blocking rules. [00:03:09] So what ends up happening is. Well, they just can't even get to my machine anymore. They're trying to hack me. same thing's true with the web blogs. If we have people who are trying to, for instance, kind of put us out of business doing what's called a denial of service attack, where they are sending us a lot of data. [00:03:31] Well, we can at our site or upstream from us have that IP address. Block. And that stops the attack, distributed denial of service attacks, or are a little bit more complicated. So all of this gets logged. It all gets written to a file, or it gets pushed off to a server that keeps track of the logs. And, and then there's analysis software, the looks at logs for. [00:03:57] Anomalies, all of that sort of stuff. It makes a lot of sense. Right. But this particular library that's used by Java programmers has a bug in it that allows a remote user to send just a small string, nothing fancy at all that can command. The web server that is using the logging function to go ahead and download malware. [00:04:28] Well, the easiest low-hanging fruit, when it comes to what kind of malware can we put onto a computer is quite simply crypto mining. So the bad guys they'll go ahead and they'll just send a small string, very simple. They don't have to compile a program. They don't have to do much of anything. They just send this little small. [00:04:50] And if that string gets logged, for instance, by my SSH, my remote access demon, or gets logged by the web server or something else, all of a sudden that wonderful little feature that allowed you to easily log things. Is your enemy because that feature is going to interpret that particular string that was sent to the log and try and be helpful. [00:05:18] But in fact, it could be given a command to download this remote file. Ran, then run that remote file. And that remote file initially here has primarily been crypto mining soft. So now your computer's being used by someone else. Your electricity's being used to mine. Things like Bitcoins or some of these other cryptocurrencies that are out. [00:05:45] Now the real reason, this is a huge, huge problem. Again, let me quote here. This is from Ahmad, a mate. I should say you're an over a tenable. It is by far the single biggest, most critical vulnerability ever. Why is that true? There's a couple of reasons. Ease of use is the obvious reason. It is so easy to use, not just for crypto mining, but for hacking any machine you would care to hack. [00:06:19] And then the second reason is it is in bedded everywhere. There are millions of computers that are vulnerable. We're seeing a hundred. Computers per minute, being hacked using this vulnerable. And if you are running, let's say a firewall that has this vulnerability. We have some clients that had this vulnerability and it is obviously a bit of a problem, right? [00:06:51] Well, that vulnerability now allows bad guys to get onto that firewall. And perhaps beyond that firewall, in order to do pretty much whatever they want. To do. This is huge, huge, huge, lots of software has flaws, and you need to be able to recover from the flaws. I've talked many times about how there are only two types of software. [00:07:23] There are software that has been hacked and there are software that will be hacked. So you need to make sure you know, that if someone gets into your network or gets into your computer, that you can restrict the damages, you can keep it under control. But with this log for J vulnerability, B. Everywhere in, not just that one library, but remember that one library is used all over the place. [00:07:52] It's in hundreds of thousands of pieces of software. Now, every one of these vendors has to grab the most recent version, recompile their software and send and re link it in deep pans. Right. I understand this is Java and then send it out to all of their customers to install the software. This is the second reason. [00:08:15] It is such a big. There will be sites. There will be pieces of software that have this vulnerability for years to come. And one of the biggest examples of this vulnerability is almost every Android device out there. Think of all of the phones. People have Androids being used for tablets it's in televisions, it's everywhere. [00:08:40] And with this particular vulnerability. Being everywhere. Every vendor that uses Android is going to have to release patches that you're going to have to install. Now it's one thing to have a brand new TV, and we've got a brand new Samsung TV and it's hooked up to the internet. It streams, Disney and discovery. [00:09:05] And it's just a wonderful thing. I love my TV, right then of course you probably realize I don't use smart TV features because of this particular type of person. What ends up happening? Well, how long is Samsung actually going to support updates for your television or Vizio who, by the way, one of the worst companies, when it comes to your privacy of your information on your television, how long, uh, how about your Android phones? [00:09:39] More than half of all Android smartphones out there, we'll never get another software. If you are still using Android smartphones now is the time to switch to an iPhone. I have been talking about this for years. I am not like the world's biggest apple fan. I'm not trying to make everybody an apple fan. I really don't care. [00:10:06] What I do care about is the ability of the software designers, those software implementers and the hardware manufacturers, the people that are in the supply chain on that Android device. I care that they do. Provide updates when it comes to security problems. And if you're using an iPhone, yeah. Again, two types of software right now, like phones have had vulnerabilities that can be vulnerable, but apple is supporting right now, still the iPhone six S which came out what five or six years. [00:10:46] With full security updates. They've even gone back further. Sometimes the Nat. So make the switch right now. If you are an it professional, I've got this whole list of resources that I vetted, I know are good that you can use to scan for this vulnerability in your network or on your. To where just email me M e@craigpeterson.com. [00:11:12] And if you have any questions about this or cybersecurity in general, just reach out again. me@craigpeterson.com. [00:11:21] Did you know that cyber flashing is a thing. We talked about it a couple of years ago, but it's back in the news this week and also apple air tags. They just released a new feature for our friends with Android. We'll tell you why. [00:11:38] Have you seen these air tags? Have you used them? They came from an idea that was really pioneered by company. Tile. And I guess they, I don't know what happened with the patent. I guess it didn't have one or apple wouldn't have been able to do this, but then again, you know, you've got a really big company you're up against a, it doesn't matter whether you're in the right. [00:12:02] Sometimes I'm not sure what happened there, but they have. These trackers called air tags. And I mentioned before on the show that my daughters have a total of five cats, well, actually six cats. Now I think of it. And what they've done is bought air tags and put them on. All of the cats callers. So they took them, they they've got them fastened on with this little holder. [00:12:31] You can get all kinds of holders. The air tags themselves are just little round buttons, really, and you can stick them into your wallet. For instance, in case you keep forgetting or losing your wallet, you can also put them into a holder. So they go on a key chain. I have a couple of flashlights at the house. [00:12:50] And if you're like me and you have other people around and it's dark and they know where your flashlight is, they'll take and borrow it right now. You don't get your flashlight back. It kind of bothers me. I probably shouldn't bother me as much as it does, but then when I need the flashlight, I just can't find this. [00:13:12] So, what did we put on the flashlight? We put an air tag on there. So the airtight ties into your iPhone. And if you have a newer iPhone, it's just absolutely amazing because the, the airtight will tell you where it is, but the newer iPhone, you can use it and it will walk you through. Up to the air tag, like, okay, it's a foot in front of you on the left-hand side or whatever, it'll take you there. [00:13:42] It's very cool. It's like these futuristic scifi movies. The problem with air tags that we discussed on the air here is that they have been used for evil. And what the bad guys have been doing is they'll take an air tag. They might drop it in your purse in order to follow you. Isn't that scary. They also have been taking the air tags and putting them on expensive cars so that they can follow you home. [00:14:16] Now, obviously nowadays it's extremely hard to steal one of the more expensive cars cause they've got all of this automation in them. The fancy systems do stop you from stealing it. Even my old F150 had a little chip built into the key so that it wouldn't start and less, that key that was starting. It actually had that RFID chip in it so that this technology. [00:14:45] Isn't being used so much to steal the car, but to know where you live and when you are home and when you're not home, you know, I've been warning everybody for many years, not to post on social media about vacation saying, oh, we're leaving. We're going to be gone in the Caribbean for two weeks. We're going for new year's party here, Christmas there, Hanukkah celebration, whatever it is you're doing, because the bad guys use that information to. [00:15:19] I'm break into your home and to steal things from your business. And I'm, I'm going to get into all of the details right now of how they do that. I've talked about it on the show before, and I'm sure I will talk about it again. And you'll even see some of the references on my website@craigpeterson.com. [00:15:36] If you're interested, there's some real interesting stories up there. What's happened to people. That particular problem of having an air tag and then having it put on to you to track you, or do you track your car or other devices is a huge potential problem. Now, apple built into the iPhone, a special little feature some time ago that when they, in fact, when they came out with the air. [00:16:11] So that when an airtight is following you, in other words, someone dropped it into your purse or your pocket or on your car. And that air tag is moving with you. It says, Hey guy, uh, there is an air tag following you. And at that point you can say, wait a minute, uh, what's going on here now? It's not going to warn you about your own air tags. [00:16:35] You know, the ones that you own. It's going to warn you about an, a foreign air tag one. That's not yours. In other words, someone's trying to track you so brilliant. Move on. Apple's part to get that out right away before there were any really scary, bad news stories about the same thing happened. How about Android users? [00:16:57] That's where the problem really is starting to come up. If you're an Android user, you don't have the ability to detect an air tag. Well until now. So if an air tag was following you, it wouldn't. Let you know, it couldn't let you know it didn't know. So apple is now offering what's called tracker detect. [00:17:21] It's an app on the Google play store, a free app that you can download if you using Android. And, you know, there are many, many, many, many reasons not to use Android and there's. Are almost as many to use iPhones. Okay. So if you use an Android switched to an iPhone, but if you're stuck on Android, because that's what your business gave you until you have to use it, have a look for tracker detect to end the apps description on the play store says tracker detect looks for item trackers that are separated from their owner, and that are compatible with Apple's find mine network. [00:18:02] These items, trackers include air tags and compatible devices from other companies. If you think someone is using air tag or another device to track your location, you can scan, scan to try and. So, I'm not sure that it's as good as the apple implementation, where the apple will pop up and say, even though you're not scanning for an air tag, say, Hey, somebody's tracking you. [00:18:31] It sounds like you have to actually use. Just scan for it. But Android users, according to Mac trust can scan the area to find nearby error tag trackers. If they think that there's an air tiger or other device that's being used to track their location, uh, an apple support document that you'll find online on support that apple.com. [00:18:57] Says, if you think someone is using an air tiger, other item tracking to track your location, you can scan to try and find it. If the app detects an air tag near you for at least 10 minutes, you can play a sound to help locate it. So that's the part that makes me think that it's always active. Okay. On your, on your Android device, it's free and you can get it right there in the Google play. [00:19:23] This next item is really, it applies to all of us here in the us, and it applies also to people over in the UK. And the UK is really getting kind of upset about this because apparently there are no laws against. Flashing now there are in the U S and it kind of depends on where you live, but cyber crap flashing is really a crime or should be a crime what's been happening. [00:19:58] Is people again who have iPhones have this ability to share files or websites, et cetera, with another person. It's fantastic. It's called airdrop. I just love this. And I use it all the time even to share files between my own devices. And what happens with air drop is you, you take the file and the use open up airdrop and you see, oh, okay. [00:20:26] There's my wife right there. So I click on the file. I drag it on top of it, a little Karen icon in airdrop, and now she gets a notice. Hey, there's a file from. Coming on in, and it does well, I always in my family and my business people, I always said to them, Error drop, uh, settings to only allow an airdrop from people that are in my contact list. [00:20:57] And that reason for that is this particular problem. People have been cited. Flashing. So what they do is they send obscene pictures to strangers through airdrop. And this term can also of course, apply to Bluetooth devices because you can also send these things via Bluetooth. I don't want to really talk a lot about what's really happening here. [00:21:28] Hopefully, you know what flashing is, or flasher is sending these obscene pictures, but the tone, the term was coined in August 25th. This female commuter was airdropped two pictures, obscene pictures, and they reported it to the British transport police. But we've seen, I have seen, and I've talked about cases where people are driving down the highway and all of a sudden on their phone come these obscene pictures because someone was driving past and they air dropped, or they use Bluetooth to send obscene. [00:22:09] There is an easy way to not allow that to happen. And that is the settings that I use, which is only allow airdrop from people in your contact list. You know, these are absolutely amazing features that they have, but there are some really weird people out there that think that this is the, this is a fun way, uh, to really mess with other people. [00:22:36] It's. It's just crazy. Okay. By the way, you can also turn air drop off. If you never use it, don't worry about it or a turn it on when you need it. And when someone's going to send something to you, Hey, I want you guys to take a couple of minutes here. If you go to Craig peterson.com/subscribe. You're going to find out about the bootcamps we have. [00:23:01] You're going to get my weekly trainings that I have. These are just an email. They just last a few minutes. You are going to love them. I get all kinds of compliments and this is in my free newsletter. Okay. It's not going to cost you anything. I'm not going to be hammering you on buying stuff. I want this information out. [00:23:24] That's why I am here today on. Everybody needs to understand this stuff. Craig peterson.com/subscribe, and I will be seeing you in the email world. [00:23:39] One of the things we wonder the most about is what's the future. What's the future of laptops and future of computers. We talked about some of these new chips that are out there, but this is an interesting story about what Dell is doing. Yeah. Dell. [00:23:55] I want to follow up a little bit about the 3g shutdown. We didn't quite get through the list. [00:24:02] All almost all of the Volvos from 2015 on to 2018, have this problem. There's only two automakers that told the drive.com that U S vehicles are unaffected by the end of 3g. So if you own a Ferrari or a McLaren, You're okay. Okay. Also what's interesting is what the different guys are doing. Subaru has an interesting little plan here going forward. [00:24:35] If you have what they call a connected vehicle plan. And this is according to a service bulletin filed with the national highway traffic safety administration. And then they will do a retrofit at no cost. How's that for nice. A lot of these manufacturers are upgrading to 4g. Yeah, the, uh, you know, LTE, the stuff that was really fast, you remember that I was remembering getting 50 megabits and that it was just incredible. [00:25:05] But at any rate, they're offering that and the option to purchase a subscription. To 4g. So you'll be able to get two gig of data per month at $10 a month. Now that's for some manufacturers, not all of them, have it $30 a month if you want unlimited data. So depending on how much you're driving GM started pushing a free over the air update in October to keep OnStar running. [00:25:32] After the 3g shut down though, some 2015 model year cars will need a ma a hardware worse. Tesla says it plans to charge $200 to upgrade older model S vehicles, but no additional fees are noted for it. Toyota, Toyota and Lexus are not planning to retrofit. Affected vehicles in its public FAQ Toyota sites, a clause and its disclosures that said certain connected services may change at any time without notice. [00:26:08] And when the drive ass Toyota, if it plans to offer an upgrade paid or otherwise for consumers who own effective vehicles, the answer was assumed. No. And Toyota, by the way, is one of the companies that has decided, Hey, um, we're just going to go ahead. And, uh, you, you, you know, that remote start that you got for those cold winters. [00:26:31] Yeah. W we've decided that, uh, even though you paid for, you know, what, three, four years ago, we're going to start charging you monthly to use your remote start. Uh, come on guys. So have a little. Um, try and find out, talk to your, uh, your automotive dealer or go to duck, duck, go and look up your car and type in three G uh, end of life at the same time and see what it comes up with at your model in there. [00:27:05] But I am very disappointed with Toyota. I have some friends that just loved Toyota. I bought a brand new one. Way back when, when would have been like 82, 3, something like that, a great little car Cresseta with a supra engine in it. And I drove that for quite a few years. The good, tough little car I had to keep replacing the water pump, but that was the only problem we ever had with it. [00:27:31] But I haven't owned a Toyota since then, but this is, and I've actually been thinking about it lately, but this is something that really turns me off. I don't know about. Let's get into our next, a little problem area. And that is fleet managers. If you are relying on electronic logging devices and other internet of things, devices to track your trucking fleet. [00:27:57] There's some problems. Uh, let's see here, here's a quote. This is from Czech Republic. Uh, John Nichols, executive vice president of sales for north America and mixed telematics estimated that about 80% of his customers are still using 3g devices. Now this was about a year ago. This is from a November, 2020 article. [00:28:22] So this is going to be a very. Problem for you as well. Uh, for any people who have fleet vehicles that they're trying to maintain, hopefully you know about this. Hopefully your vendors are going to take care of it for you. I'm impressed. The GM set their cars up with the hardware that can handle 3g and 4g. [00:28:44] And all you need is a software upgrade to have it switch. I think that was very smart of them. So. Kudos to GM for that particular thing. Dell led let's get into the future of computers and laptop design. Dell has been doing some interesting things. Now you probably heard me a couple of weeks ago be moan Dell because they have businesses. [00:29:06] Specialists and experts that you can call that really know almost nothing about what you really need. And it just drives me crazy because Dell has been selling my customers, hardware that doesn't meet the customer's needs because frankly, the customers don't really know what their needs are. And so that's something that I've helped them with. [00:29:28] And I, if you email me@craigpeterson.com, I written up. On what the best computers to buy are based on what it is you need, you know, what, what are the tricks that you need to follow? But what Dell is doing right now is something they're calling concept Luna, and I've seen things like this before. There was a, a cell phone that was being manufactured that allowed you to change modules. [00:29:58] They were literally just click and go and kind of like Lego. Almost and the phones weren't that popular. I don't even think they're in business anymore. I can't remember their name, but those particular clicking NGOs were clicked and gone is kind of the bottom line on it because they were kind of big. [00:30:19] They were kind of clumsy. They weren't released something people wanted to use. You know, Android comes from Google. And Google has their basic tests and says, this is what Android should look like, but every manufacturer puts their own look and feel on top of that Android operating system. And what that ends up doing for you is, you know, makes it a little more pleasant and also. [00:30:49] So that you don't really, really want to go and change your phones. Cause you're used to the way this particular phone works, but Dell is looking at doing kind of the same thing. They're looking at this electronic waste problem where you have a laptop, it gets old, you throw it away. And, but now it looks like there's more sustainability. [00:31:14] Built into things like this Luna design, they're trying to make the company's laptops more environmentally friendly and in the process are going to make them more repairable, which is kind of cool. If you look at what Apple's done in their laptops, there's basically nothing inside there. That's user replaced. [00:31:36] Okay, you can probably replace a battery. I use a company I've had their president on my show a few times. Uh, Larry, um, Connor, I think it is his last name, but OWC other world computing and they've got. Little upgrades and replacement parts and videos on how to do it and all the tools you need to, to upgrade your Mac. [00:32:00] But nowadays apple is soldering the memory on the motherboard, or even more recently using the apple chips. And by the way, this is part of the reason they're so fast. They are putting the memory right on the same silicone and. The CPU itself. So they're moving towards a one chip with everything on it. So if you buy an apple computer nowadays, I love them. [00:32:29] They are great. They've got great security built in, et cetera, et cetera, but you better buy a computer that has enough memory and enough storage on it to last you for some years. Because a lot of these computers I'm picking on apple right now, but there's a lot of other vendors the same way. They are not upgradeable, but concept Luna should work pretty well boring. [00:32:56] This idea from that's right. It was framework. That was the name of it. Anyways, stick around and visit me online. Craig peterson.com. [00:33:05] If you own a car and that car has been made, uh, all the way up to 2021 and your car is using. The internet by a 3g, which is most cars. I got a little news for you. [00:33:22] We are looking at a real big problem here that most people haven't heard of. [00:33:29] I was talking in fact, this week on the air with someone who has a car to Volvo and they have a remote little starter, which has been great for. And they were informed that they needed to do an upgrade. And that upgrade turned out to be very costly. I had another listener who has a solar panel on the roof of their house and their solar panel on that roof is designed to. [00:34:03] Be able to get updates, software updates, let you know, what's the charge like how much sun is there today? Maybe you should brush off some of the snow. All of that is communicated by the. But how, how was that working? The problem that most vendors have is, uh, how do they get the data to, and from their devices? [00:34:30] If you think about, for instance, Elon Musk, with the wonderful little Tesla cars, they want to push an update and we're seeing this more and more by. The older cars, most cars, non Tesla, as you take them into the dealer for service. And while it's there they go ahead and plug it in. They download new software firmware from the internet and install it on your car. [00:34:56] And you are often driving. Maybe you're none the wiser. Maybe you got some new features. So it's one thing for them. To have control over a basic network, uh, network that our car dealer might have where they say, okay, here's the specs you need this much. Download speed. You need that. You need the other thing simple enough. [00:35:20] But how about you and your home or you and your business? How does that time system keep track of the employees when they sign in and out? Does it upload it to the internet? Did you have to plug it into your network? Did you have to hook it up to your wifi? I can tell you from personal experience, anytime we touch your network and there is. [00:35:45] Problem later on, we own the problem, even if we had nothing to do with it. It's again, it's another Craig ism, whoever touched the computer last owns the next problem. So these vendors have decided, well, we can solve that problem. All we need to do is use cellular phone data. So they put effectively a little cell phone onto their devices. [00:36:13] Just like that Volvo we were talking about or other high-end luxury cars. So there's solar panel has a 3g modem in it. The cars have 3g modems in them to unlock the doors, to start the. In many cases, right? They also have updates that come down from the cloud, quote, unquote, over three G for your navigation system to let you know, Hey, there's heavy traffic. [00:36:45] I'm going to reroute you. We're rerouting all of that data coming from the 3g network, coming through it, or being pushed up via the 3g network. All of that data is in trouble and it's in trouble because. Every major carrier is eliminating three G next year. Yeah, it is really that bad. A T and T is shutting down 3g services in February. [00:37:16] Sprint's following in March and T-Mobile in July and Verizon. On December 31st, all of them, 2022, that is a very big deal and a very big problem. So what can you do about it? No, it depends. The roof, solar panels, we were just talking about their vendor, told them they could do the upgrade for them, and it would be $800. [00:37:47] Very very big deal. We also had other people who were talking about their cars and what had to happen with them. And the cars are look like they're tending to be more expensive. You can expect to pay between 520 $500 for an upgrade because many of them are saying, Hey, w you know, we're not going to just fix this one problem. [00:38:10] We have to replace the whole module. And that means. To replace your infotainment system in your car. Infotainment of course, being basically everything that has to do with your GPS navigation, your satellite radio, your, uh, your car play from apple or Android car or whatever it is you might be using. [00:38:33] That's why it gets so expensive. So. Keep an eye out. This is going to be a very, very big deal. We're looking at everything from owner applications, like going ahead and starting that engine to warm it up to emergency calls services to in navigation, functionality, reporting telematics, which is the data about your car back to the dealer. [00:39:02] Ultimately, so, you know, your car says, oh, uh, you need to go in and get your oil changed. And it's going to be a, you know, we can set up alarm and you want it. And you know, some of them are very, very fancy and all of that is going to go away and includes a lot of luxury cars all the way through. Some 2021 models, but many, many of them, if not most of them through 2019. [00:39:29] Okay. Is that a very, very big deal or what these 3g towers are going away? The companies, the cell phone companies are planning on reusing that bandwidth and they're going to put it into where yeah. 5g, exactly 5g. So here's a few. The cars that you might want to be concerned about Acura. They have something called link, uh, and they have, let's see the MDX ILX, RDX, uh, RLX TLX NSX, like kind of sounds like almost all of them. [00:40:06] So Acura is going to have a problem with almost all of their cars that were made between 2014 and 2017. Audi. They're going to have problems with, again, all their cars, a three, four or 5, 6, 7, 8, the RS Q3 five and seven. Yeah, pretty much all of their cars from 2012 through 2018. So I already saw this coming and decided to fix it early, so good for them. [00:40:39] So basically if your car is older than 2018 model year, you're going to have some problems, Bentley. A number of models produced prior to 2020. And if you're driving a Bentley and do you want to give it to some guy, you know, really great looking guy, you can just let me know Craig. Yeah. Yeah. [00:40:57] me@craigpeterson.com BMW number models produced before 2019 general motors. Models may between 2015 and 2021 across its fleet will be affected, but it's not breaking down with specific vehicles across it's brands of Buick Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, but they did in this case, it's the drive.com track down a technical service bulletin that indicates almost every post 2015 model is affected. [00:41:32] Okay. Yeah. Bu-bye a Honda again, pretty much everything. From 2018 to 2021 Lexus all models 2010 to 2017 Mazda. Pretty much everything. 2016 to 2019 Mitsubishi, every eclipse cross and Outlander Porsche 9 11, 18, 7 eighteens, et cetera, et cetera. All of them, 20 14, 20 19 Subaru. Pretty much everything. 2016 and on Tesla model as built before 2015 Toyota. [00:42:14] Ooh, they got some interesting problems, 2010 and on Volkswagen, much the same stick around. Visit me online. Craig peterson.com.

The Addiction Connection Podcast
#141 - What Does TAC's Three Cross Logo Mean? - Dr. Mark E. Shaw

The Addiction Connection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 29:13


Open your Bible and follow along with Dr. Mark E. Shaw as he teaches about some of the last moments of Jesus on the cross-- the Biblical references that inspired The Addiction Connection's three cross logo. Kudos to Jude Gavin, creator of the logo and scheme. He is the son of Dan Gavin, who leads Addictions Victorious, in New Jersey. Three people were crucified that day that Jesus died. Matthew 27:38-44 "And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way." - Matthew 27:44, ESV [1] Mark 15:27-32 John 19:18 Luke 23:32-43 "But the other rebuked him, saying, 'Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.'” - Luke 23:40-41 1) Jesus, the One True God who is the Highest Power, is central to the message of "The hope of the Gospel for the heart of addiction." 2) Some will fear God, realize their guilt, and turn to Jesus in faith to receive the gift of salvation by grace. 3) Some will rail at the message of the Gospel, demanding God to serve them and fix their problems. [1] Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Oralicious - A Tale of Sex
PLEASURE INSTIGATOR

Oralicious - A Tale of Sex

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 117:44


SEX IS LIFE! It's your birthright to enjoy SEXUAL Pleasure, as the body is a wonderland of Pleasure, per Jaiya. Who recently appeared on Netflix Realty Series, Sex, Love & Goop. Phenomenal! Kudos to Gwyneth Paltrow who scratched the surface of trying to shed light on how awesome our bodies are; especially relating to SEX.   As your number 1 cheerleader, who's goal for 2022 is to bring you great content, have amazing guest to O-CUM and share their outstanding priceless gems (a Clubhouse Term); so that you are enlightened, informed, and educated in the areas of your natural sexual pleasure. Season 4 - Yaay! 2022 will be Epic. Lucia Pavone is a star on Clubhouse, and she is a Somatic SEX Educator, Pleasure Instigator, Permission Grantor, Sensual Alchemy, and Speaker. Welcome to S4 E1 - PLEASURE INSTIGATOR, I can guarantee that you will feel the ORGASMIC ENERGY that Lucia and I felt during my incredible interview with her. Please subscribe, and join The Pleasure Journey here and on ClubhouseSupport the show (https://oralicious.com/podcast/)

Alpha and Omega Ministries
A First For the Last Day of 2021!

Alpha and Omega Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 94:00


I was literally on my way to the office to do a remote DL in the old studio, something we have done four or five times now, when I texted Rich and asked, -I know this is crazy but-any way we could use the big studio and the Flip board remotely-- And we made it work- Kudos to Rich- Now if we could just learn to do the DL without the ugly old dumb Scottish guy- So anyway, the topic- Yes, we dove into Exodus 3-14 and did some old-fashioned inter-textual study today at the start, and then moved into a discussion of the simplicity controversy, finishing with playing a segment from a Sinclair Ferguson sermon from -I believe- 2015. If you wish to end 2021 with some deep consideration of important issues, we hope this blesses you- See you in 2022-

Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 064: Why Is Loki in the Fancy Midgardian Duds?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 23:14


Minute Sixty-Four: From Blame to Apology Joining us to dig into Loki's lies – aka everything Loki says to Thor, and everything Loki means – are Rob Kubasko and Kyle Olson from MMM seasons 2 & 3! In the sixty-fourth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... We've got so much to break down with Loki's lies throughout this minute. While we do, the music that plays is called Loki Lies. Too bad Loki doesn't have anyone to talk with about what he's done. We take each sentence Loki says to Thor and discuss what he's actually saying. All of this is really Loki twisting the knife that he stuck in last minute. Loki's great at putting things out there that gets things put into people's heads. But should Thor know better about his brother by now? So Loki brings up Odin and tells Thor Odin wouldn't acknowledge Thor's love. He brings up Frigga and tells him she doesn't want him to come home. Truly, he's just the meanest. “The burden of the throne has fallen to me now.” So he's even blaming Thor for him having to carry the weight of the throne? Again, he's the worst. Tom Hiddleston plays each sentence in such unique ways. Kudos to both him and Branagh for directing him this way. Thor finally speaks. Now that he knows Loki is king, Thor asks (kinda begs) Loki to come home. But Loki once again has excuses. Ouch. Loki's lies really make him seem like he's the only one who will deal with Thor at this point and those lies hurt Thor. It's all gaslighting. Loki's lies push Thor to a place where he feels he's actually responsible. It comes across even meaner now that he knows he's also the Jotun prince. Again, though, the big question we debate is if Thor should know better when things like this come from Loki. We certainly feel like it's Thor's blind spot. It's a juicy minute of Loki's lies as he lays into Thor with all the reasons he can't come home. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material Kyle on TruStory FM Rob on TruStory FM The Swashbuckling Ladies Debate Society

Pete's Points
Pete‘s Points Flash Briefing Episode 246 - The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership - Relationships via Kudos

Pete's Points

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 1:33


The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership is very simple.  Relationships, Oversight, Leverage, Evolvement.  All leaders must follow these four steps to be role models of leadership. This week, Pete Blank will share helpful hints on how to build Relationships as the foundation of the ROLE Model.  The topics are: Overview Volunteering Personal Brand and Attitude Giving Kudos In-person and Electronic

Alexander Garrett
Adapting with Alex Garrett - Adaptive Sports Broadcaster Ralph Bednarczyk- 12-28-21

Alexander Garrett

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 29:45


Ralph Bednarczyk adapts to a wide variety of sports as a play-by-play man. You may hear him do St John's Red Storm athletics , Rutgers Women's basketball and more! He now works as CUNYAC's wheelchair basketball announcer and we discuss it all ! Kudos to brothers Chris and David Oliva !

Adapting With Alex Garrett
Adapting with Alex Garrett - Adaptive Sports Broadcaster Ralph Bednarczyk- 12-28-21

Adapting With Alex Garrett

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 29:45


Ralph Bednarczyk adapts to a wide variety of sports as a play-by-play man. You may hear him do St John's Red Storm athletics , Rutgers Women's basketball and more! He now works as CUNYAC's wheelchair basketball announcer and we discuss it all ! Kudos to brothers Chris and David Oliva !

The Press Start Pulse
The Press Start Pulse #225: #PressStartXmas 2021

The Press Start Pulse

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 59:54


Its the holidays once again, and that means the Press Start Holiday Special! I love playing thse random happy songs for you AND we get to hear a brand new release from LadyJay!!! Enjoy and Happy Holidays to everyone. The playlist is in order and marked as follows: Title by Artist – Album Palindromatic [prod. by Doctor Octoroc] by CutesylvaniaThe Eve by Bill Beats - The Holiday Tape (2020)A Jagged Gorgeous Winter by The Main Drag - Yours As Fast As Mine!Carol of The Bells by CreateLadyJ Rudolph (feat. Ryn) by Ohm-IChristmas Don't Be Late (Chipmunk Song) by PowderI Want It (Gimme Gimme) by Former Fat BoysKeep The Change (feat. Dick Dastardly & Kordlyss) by Kudos the KidToy Chest Cypher by Mark Cooper (Feat. Shwabadi, Connor Quest, Diggz Da Prophesy, DA-Wolf, FrivolousShara, Afro Legacy, Ninethie, Rap Knight, Prowess the Testament)Happy Holidays by Secret Dog - Nerd, That's What I Call ChristmasAll I Want For Christmas Is You by My Chemical RomanceDream Dreams (Acapella Cover) by Key Jay - Game Up Vol.1One More Sleep 'Til Christmas by The Muppets - The Muppet Christmas CarolWishlist by Mega Ran - A Very Random Christmas Artists Featured This Hour: Cutesylvania (frm My Parents Favorite Music) - cutesylvania.comKudos the Kid – kudosthekid.comNerd, That's What I Call Christmas –  nerdcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/nerd-thats-what-i-call-christmasKeyJay - pkxiii.com, keyjayonline.comMega Ran – megaran.comBill Beats - noirgrime.comOhm-I - mcohmi.comMark Cooper - reign.bandcamp.comThe Main Drag – themaindrag.bandcamp.comPowder – powdertheband.bandcamp.com Like and follow and whatever the Press Start Twitter Do you like Video Game Remixes? Check out Press Start to Continue DLC, the FULL two hour show featuring music from all sorts of games, interviews with artists, theme shows, and of course the nerdcore you love! Visit the site to learn more! Please consider supporting Press Start on Pulse by going to tips.pinecast.com/jar/PressStart. Every cent goes to buying new music to play on the show! This podcast is a member of the Planetside Podcast Network. Visit PlanetsidePodcasts.com to find other Planetside Productions! Find out more at https://pressstartpulse.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/pressstartpulse/eaaab359-753b-43c8-902a-b886ae7a7356

Press Start to Continue DLC
Press Start to Continue DLC - Ep. 272: #PressStartXmas 2021

Press Start to Continue DLC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 118:27


Its the holidays once again, and that means the Press Start Holiday Special! I love playing thse random happy songs for you AND we get to hear a brand new release from LadyJay!!! Enjoy and Happy Holidays to everyone.The playlist is marked as follows:*Title* by *Artist* – *Album* (Game) Sparkling Sugar Flakes by Wassup Thunder, Souperion - An OverClocked Christmas V. XIIITerra Of The Bells by Argle - An OverClocked Christmas v.XIVCarol of the Goddess by Wayne Strange - A Merry Hyrule ChristmasKakariko Village by David Russell, Eric Buchholz - A Merry Hyrule ChristmasPodsafe Christmas Song by Jonathan Coulton - Thing a Week OneStars on Ice by DusK, Rexy - An OverClocked Christmas v.6Avalanche (OC ReMix) by Miso29 (Snowboard Kids)Arctic Mayhem (OC ReMix) by Black Ace (Battletoads)Snowboardin' Sonic (OC ReMix) by WillRock (Sonic the Hedgehog 3)Late Snows of Winter (OC ReMix) by jmr (Quest for Glory)Super Mario's Sleigh Ride (OC ReMix) by OneUp Mushrooms (Super Mario World)Carol of the Bells by Diwa de Leon - Scarlet Moon Christmas Volume IIISnowman (Mother) by Lost Woods - Lost WoodsThe Bathing Suit Grandma Otter Wore by Ma & Emmet Otter - Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Artists Featured This Hour: A Merry Hyrule Christmas – ericbuchholz.bandcamp.com/album/a-merry-hyrule-christmasAn Overclocked Christmas – williammichael.info/aoccLost Woods – lostwoods.bandcamp.comScarlet Moon Records (A Scarlet Moon Christmas) – https://scarletmoonrecords.bandcamp.comJonathan Coulton – jonathancoulton.comThe OneUps – theoneups.comEmmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas – youtube.com/watch?v=jj0GUm3T6OUHour 2 Palindromatic [prod. by Doctor Octoroc] by CutesylvaniaThe Eve by Bill Beats - The Holiday Tape (2020)A Jagged Gorgeous Winter by The Main Drag - Yours As Fast As Mine!Carol of The Bells by CreateLadyJ Rudolph (feat. Ryn) by Ohm-IChristmas Don't Be Late (Chipmunk Song) by PowderI Want It (Gimme Gimme) by Former Fat BoysKeep The Change (feat. Dick Dastardly & Kordlyss) by Kudos the KidToy Chest Cypher by Mark Cooper (Feat. Shwabadi, Connor Quest, Diggz Da Prophesy, DA-Wolf, FrivolousShara, Afro Legacy, Ninethie, Rap Knight, Prowess the Testament)Happy Holidays by Secret Dog - Nerd, That's What I Call ChristmasAll I Want For Christmas Is You by My Chemical RomanceDream Dreams (Acapella Cover) by Key Jay - Game Up Vol.1One More Sleep 'Til Christmas by The Muppets - The Muppet Christmas CarolWishlist by Mega Ran - A Very Random Christmas Artists Featured This Hour: Cutesylvania (frm My Parents Favorite Music) - cutesylvania.comKudos the Kid – kudosthekid.comNerd, That's What I Call Christmas –  nerdcorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/nerd-thats-what-i-call-christmasKeyJay - pkxiii.com, keyjayonline.comMega Ran – megaran.comBill Beats - noirgrime.comOhm-I - mcohmi.comMark Cooper - reign.bandcamp.comThe Main Drag – themaindrag.bandcamp.comPowder – powdertheband.bandcamp.com All songs marked “OCReMix” can be found at OverClocked ReMix (http://ocremix.org) – please show them some support! Download, donate, tell your friends!Ending tune by KeyJayHD -  Check out more of his stuff at keyjayhd.bandcamp.com!Since Press Start to Continue is every other week, check out Nerd Music Meltdown on our off weeks! Interviews with artists in the video game music and nerdcore communities: ongakuoverdrive.com/podcastLike and follow and whatever the Press Start Twitter!Support Press Start to Continue DLC by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/PressStartSend us your feedback online: pinecast.com/feedback/PressStart Press Start is now open to syndication!If you would like Press Start to Continue to air on YOUR station, email PressStartMorlock@Gmail.comThis podcast is a member of the Planetside Podcast Network. Visit PlanetsidePodcasts.com to find other Planetside Productions!

One Good Thing
Episode 249. Four Christmases (2008)

One Good Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 60:16


This Christmas, think of your loved ones. And think of the Pauls out there who find the good things in bad movies, for they are better than the meek and shall inherit something unspecified in a distant fan's mind. Kudos, perhaps, or mere acknowledgement that, yes, we did find the good things in Four Christmases. And you are welcome. Featuring: Christmassy Piss, Waiting for Godot reference, more Christopher Nolan impressions, the wanks of Paulmas yore, Vince Detail, Jon Voight in a tinselly house and a dynamic cut to an inert body. If you'd like to donate to help end isolation for disabled people this Christmas, you can do so here: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/campaign/help-end-isolation-for-disabled-people-this-christmas https://facebook.com/ogtpod https://twitter.com/ogtpod We have a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ogtpod – sign up for exclusive content for as little as $1 a month. Next milestone is a Fiasco one-shot! Merch for $5 tiers and up!

Kirby's Kids
THE KIDS PRESENT KUDOS KIRBY - MACHINE MAN - MACHINE MAN VOL 1 ISSUE 9

Kirby's Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 11:31


Welcome to Kudos Kirby, a comics journey into Jack Kirby's lesser known works. Angus will be your guide through this monthly expedition to uncover those hidden gems from “The King of Comics” over 20,000 comic book pages! We hope you enjoy this latest adventure in the journey! Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to kirbyskidspodcast@gmail.com. Please share your impressions once you have read: Machine Man will be the Jack Kirby work profiled on Kudos Kirby in 2021! Each month we will cover a single issue from his origins in 2001: A Space Odyssey through his Machine Man title series issues written and illustrated by Jack: 2021 January - 2001: A Space Odyssey Vol 2 #8 February - 2001: A Space Odyssey Vol 2 #9 March - 2001: A Space Odyssey Vol 2 #10
 April - Machine Man Vol 1 #1
 May - Machine Man Vol 1 #2
 June - Machine Man Vol 1 #3
 July - Machine Man Vol 1 #4 August - Machine Man Vol 1 #5 September - Machine Man Vol 1 #6 October - Machine Man Vol 1 #7 November - Machine Man Vol 1 #8
 December - Machine Man Vol 1 #9 2001: A Space Odyssey https://youtu.be/FreVBVL_6P0 https://youtu.be/fgl9IzCuCoQ https://youtu.be/KT4GZ6T57RE Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko: The Complete Collection https://www.comixology.com/Machine-Man-by-Kirby-Ditko-The-Complete-Collection/digital-comic/405687 Leave a message via the anchor app at Kirby's Kids. www.anchor.fm/kirbyskids Join the Community Discussions https://mewe.com/join/kirbyskids Please join us down on the Comics Reading Trail in 2022 https://www.kirbyskids.com/2021/11/holiday-special-kirbys-kids-giving.html For detailed show notes and past episodes please visit www.kirbyskids.com

Preps Today w/ John Millea
Hoops, Spuds, refs, MVAs & kudos

Preps Today w/ John Millea

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 21:29


MSHSL's John MIllea on high school hoops, the ref shortage and some high achievers.Thanks to Pizza Barn in Princeton, MN (https://www.PizzaBarnPrinceton.com)

Good Dog Workshop
Kudos to Clients! Lisa & Brian with SADIE

Good Dog Workshop

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 40:50


Brian & Marina discuss the outstanding work of recent clients with their young pit bull SADIE. Within less than 20 minutes, Brian was able to help these clients transform their anxious, barking 7-month-old into a respectful, calm, happy pup. This was an excellent example of how WE (the humans) are the most important component in our dogs' environment; and if we change, our dogs can change! These clients and their dog were fantastic!

Sinocism
Xi talks literature and art; Primary products and foreign dependencies; Population

Sinocism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021


Does anyone have any idea why Li Keqiang was not referred to as “Premier 国务院总理李克强” in the readout last week from the 2021 Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC)? He was referred to as “Premier 国务院总理李克强” in the readout of the 2020 CEWC. Kudos to Alexander Pevner for pointing this out on Twitter:

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief
December 14, 2021 | Daily News Brief | Body-Worn Footage of Police Shooting. Army-Navy Pics. Kudos to AAMC. New Years in Annapolis. Free stuff!

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 15:13


Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle.   SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Solar Energy Services because solar should be in your future! The Kristi Neidhardt Team. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, give Kristi a call at 888-860-7369! And Hospice of the Chesapeake Today...The Attorney General has released the body-worn camera footage of the fatal police-involved shooting last month. Annapolis Police town hall tonight virtual. Ward boundaries are being redrawn in Annapolis and they are hosting and streaming a meeting on the 21st and need public input. AAMC earns kudos from US News & World Report for maternity care. Army-Navy photos are up and are amazing. New Years Eve celebration in Annapolis! We're giving away tickets to see Stephen Kellogg at Rams Head on Stage and to see the Military Bowl.  Check out a bonus pod with Paula Poundstone, and stay tuned for Davey Dance Academy this weekend! Scott MacMullan with Scott MacMullan Law is here with some legal tips in his periodic segment-- Legal Briefs! And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their APP so you can keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis  

Hacker Public Radio
HPR3486: Unleash the true potential of GNU nano text editor

Hacker Public Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Text editors are highly subjective and highly opinionated commodities. Everyone is aware of infamous rivalry between users of Emacs and Vi/Vim. Every single text editor has its own strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the day it's the question of your personal preferences and muscle memory when it comes to default key-bindings. Both Emacs and Vim have a learning curve. Steepness of that curve depends on the person's background and interests. Hey, but today I'm not here to talk about Emacs and Vim. I'm here to talk about a simple, easy to use and almost ever present text editor called GNU nano. So what exactly is this nano text editor? Well, according to documentation available on GNU nano's website, GNU nano was designed to be a free replacement for the Pico text editor, part of the Pine email suite from The University of Washington. It aimed to "emulate Pico as closely as is reasonable and then include extra functionality". Pico and Pine email suites are still around so what was the need to create nano in the first place? The answer is license. Pico and Pine email suites nowadays are available under Apache-2.0 license but that always wasn't the case and this ambiguity in the original licensing terms of the Pico editor led to the creation of nano. It was first created in 1999 with the name TIP (an acronym for TIP Isn't Pico), by Chris Allegretta. The name was changed to nano on January 10th, 2000 to avoid a naming conflict with the existing Unix utility tip. The name comes from the system of SI prefixes, in which nano is 1000 times larger than pico. In February 2001, nano became a part of the GNU Project. BTW if you want to know more about SI prefixes, I'd highly recommend you to listen to HPR episode 3453 - Engineering notation by Ken Fallon. nano is really small in footprint and is relatively easy to use compared to Emacs and Vim and perhaps this is the reason why you'd invariably find it already installed on almost all GNU/Linux distributions. If you have ever used nano before you might have noticed that it looks kinda boring; there are no line-numbers nor there is any syntax highlighting and spell-checking also seems absent. But this is not true. nano has all of these features and even some more like regex searches, indentation, multiple buffers, available at its disposal. Then why does it come across as a plain Jane? The short answer is, I honestly don't know! For some unknown and obscure reasons many of nano's cool features are disabled by default. This results in nano coming across as a plain Jane little text editor that is uncool. And as I mentioned earlier, that is not true. But worry not! It is so darn easy to unleash the true potential of nano and make it shine. Are you ready? Great! Let's do it together then! First thing we need to to do is create a file with the name .nanorc in the $HOME directory. Open your terminal emulator and run, touch $HOME/.nanorc We'd also need to create a directory called Nano_Backups in our Documents directory. To do so run the following command, mkdir -p $HOME/Documents/Nano_Backups Next open that .nanorc file and simply paste the following content in it, set atblanks set autoindent set backup set backupdir "/home/USERNAME/Documents/Nano_Backups" set boldtext set constantshow set cutfromcursor set indicator set linenumbers set magic set minibar set mouse set showcursor set softwrap set speller "aspell -x -c" set trimblanks set whitespace "»·" set zap set multibuffer set titlecolor bold,lightwhite,blue set promptcolor lightwhite,lightblack set statuscolor bold,lightwhite,green set errorcolor bold,lightwhite,red set spotlightcolor black,lime set selectedcolor lightwhite,magenta set stripecolor ,yellow set scrollercolor cyan set numbercolor cyan set keycolor cyan set functioncolor green include "/usr/share/nano/*.nanorc" bind ^Q exit all bind ^S savefile main bind ^W writeout main bind ^O insert main bind ^H help all bind ^H exit help bind ^F whereis all bind ^G findnext all bind ^B wherewas all bind ^D findprevious all bind ^R replace main bind ^X cut main bind ^C copy main bind ^V paste all bind ^P location main bind ^E execute main bind ^A mark main unbind ^K main unbind ^U all unbind ^N main unbind ^Y all unbind M-J main unbind M-T main bind ^T gotoline main bind ^T gotodir browser bind ^T cutrestoffile execute bind ^L linter execute bind M-U undo main bind M-R redo main bind ^Z undo main bind ^Y redo main You'll have to replace USERNAME in the line number four, set backupdir "/home/USERNAME/Documents/Nano_Backups/" with your actual username and then save this file. Wouldn't it be nice if the colors in nano were different for a normal user and a root user? Yes, for sure. To do so create an empty .nanorc file in the root's directory, sudo touch /root/.nanorc Next create the backup directory Nano_Backups in root's Documents directory. To do so run the following command, sudo mkdir -p /root/Documents/Nano_Backups Open that /root/.nanorcfile and paste this content in it and save the changes, set atblanks set autoindent set backup set backupdir "/root/Documents/Nano_Backups/" set boldtext set constantshow set cutfromcursor set indicator set linenumbers set magic set minibar set mouse set showcursor set softwrap set speller "aspell -x -c" set trimblanks set whitespace "»·" set zap set multibuffer set titlecolor bold,lightwhite,magenta set promptcolor black,yellow set statuscolor bold,lightwhite,magenta set errorcolor bold,lightwhite,red set spotlightcolor black,orange set selectedcolor lightwhite,cyan set stripecolor ,yellow set scrollercolor magenta set numbercolor magenta set keycolor lightmagenta set functioncolor magenta include "/usr/share/nano/*.nanorc" bind ^Q exit all bind ^S savefile main bind ^W writeout main bind ^O insert main bind ^H help all bind ^H exit help bind ^F whereis all bind ^G findnext all bind ^B wherewas all bind ^D findprevious all bind ^R replace main bind ^X cut main bind ^C copy main bind ^V paste all bind ^P location main bind ^E execute main bind ^A mark main unbind ^K main unbind ^U all unbind ^N main unbind ^Y all unbind M-J main unbind M-T main bind ^T gotoline main bind ^T gotodir browser bind ^T cutrestoffile execute bind ^L linter execute bind M-U undo main bind M-R redo main bind ^Z undo main bind ^Y redo main What we have just done is, we have enabled some useful features of nano and changed the default keybindings to the more familiar ones like Ctrl+C for copying, Ctrl+X for cutting, Ctrl+V for pasting and a bunch of other key combinations. We've also enabled automatic backing-up of documents. Backups will get saved in the user's Documents/Nano_Backups directory. Spell checker is enabled in nano via this configuration but to utilize it you'll have to install aspell and aspell-dictionary from your package manager. Kudos! We have turned a timid GNU nano into a powerful wildebeest. Try this configuration and if possible leave your feedback. A word of warning. Package maintainers often ship stripped down versions of nano so one of these features might not be present in your installation and in that case, nano will throw some errors and refuse to start. You have two choices in that scenario; first, disable that feature by deleting the corresponding line from .nanorc file. Your second option is to download the nano source code and compile it yourself with all the features intact. If I were you, I'd go with the second option as compiling nano is really simple and straightforward. Only extra packages that you will need are libncurses-dev and libmagic-dev. I'll leave you guys with a quote from some wise man, Good Things Come in Small Packages.

Mitlin Money Mindset
Mini Melanie, Episode #58

Mitlin Money Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 36:24


Have you ever considered that it's possible for something you love, even a hobby, to become a business that not only supports your lifestyle but also serves others in delightful ways? My guests on this episode are sisters who did exactly that by founding a dessert business in 2015, Mini Melanie. It's an amazing story of how one of them carried a childhood baking hobby to great lengths (Melanie), while the other (Diana) became a successful human rights lawyer and then turned entrepreneur. Their success includes Melanie becoming a champion on the Food Network television show, “Chopped.” Their goal is to create “luxurious desserts to celebrate every life milestone through every gift you send.” Join us for the fabulous conversation about family, food, and customer delight! You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Could a family business work for you? Melanie and Diana's story is inspirational [3:02] Amazing desserts that set the company apart [6:20] How the pandemic was an existential threat to the business [10:35] Scaling the business and making wise decisions as a small business [12:25] The “Chopped” TV experience and how it serves as a feather in their cap [15:20] How Mini Melanie works hard to “make their customer's day.” [18:37] Why being a woman-owned business is important to Melanie and Diana [21:55] How customer-led dessert creation is part of the approach [28:40] Starting the day in a way that creates joy and sets them up for success [31:01]  Running a family business is a passionate and challenging endeavor  You may have heard horror stories about the challenges of being part of a family business. But Melanie and Diana don't feel it's such a bad thing. In fact, each of them has a powerful perspective on what it means to work in a family business. The advantages are incredible. They say that working with each other is a huge time-saver because they already have a level of comfort with each other that would take a long time to develop with another business partner. That enables them to move to a place of understanding much more quickly and advance the business without delay.  Kudos to their parents, who did a great job teaching them to work together toward common goals — and to them for putting those lessons to work for their business. If you listen, you'll hear the synergy and chemistry that exists between these amazing sisters.  Pivoting in the face of business dangers is essential to success As with every small business, 2020 hit Mini Melanie hard. The lockdowns that were announced in response to the COVID outbreak made it challenging, but Mini Melanie, being a New York City-based company (a city that experienced one of the highest outbreak levels of the virus), was hit especially hard.  In this episode, Diana and Melanie describe how their business came to a screeching halt and the steps they took to get things rolling again. They made a rapid shift to an eCommerce business model and began delivering their incredible desserts to customers again, in new and innovative ways. They say there's no turning back, the boost they've received from the eCommerce aspect of their business is something that has created new opportunities for the business. Pivots like this are what make a team like this successful. Rather than allowing circumstances to dictate their path, they used the difficulty to find and take advantage of a new opportunity.  “We are a family so we treat our customers like family” Every business wants its customers to be delighted with the service or products they receive. But to really pull that off requires an intentional approach and a mindset that is truly customer-focused. Melanie and Diana believe that the fact that they are a family business makes that mindset easier for them to maintain and express. They deliver family-oriented, personal service in every encounter with customers. For example, they have customers who have been with them through the varied stages of life. From engagement cakes, to wedding cakes, to gender reveal cakes, and delectable desserts for that same child's birthday, they are part of the major events of their customer's lives and wouldn't have it any other way. Resources & People Mentioned Food Network's “Chopped” TV show Connect with Melanie and Diana The website: https://minimelanie.com/  The Chopped “sizzle reel” featuring Melanie On Instagram On Twitter On Facebook On Pinterest BIOS: We left our jobs to build a female-owned & operated D2C bakery. Melanie Studied culinary in Paris & NYC Head Baker, Blue Hill Stone Barns Chopped Champion Northwestern University (2008) Diana Human Rights lawyer turned entrepreneur Early sales & operations hire at onefinestay (acquired for $200m) Emory University (2001) Guests on the Mitlin Money Mindset Show are not affiliated with CWM, LLC, and opinions expressed herein may not be representative of CWM, LLC. CWM, LLC is not responsible for the guest's content linked on this site. Connect With Mitlin Financial podcast(at)MitlinFinancial.com - email us with your suggestions for topics or guests https://mitlinfinancial.com  Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Subscribe on Youtube Follow on Linkedin Follow on Facebook Subscribe to Mitlin Money Mindset™ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts

RAD Radio
Rob's Soapbox - Attention Everyone: Let It Go!

RAD Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 8:44


Rarely does someone find a way to express what I am thinking in a more eloquent fashion than I can. Kudos to Jonah Goldberg, a conservative who isn't insane, for putting pen to paper and finding a way to say what needs to be said over, and over, and over again; getting louder every time. A few days ago his column spoke to not just me, but also to multiple friends of mine who saw it and cheered; including some of my most liberal friends, proving that there are still a few of us who can think outside of our tribes.Making his piece even more noteworthy, over the weekend, Oregon legislators made it known that they are moving towards making indoor masking, regardless of vaccination status, permanent. Oregon is one of the few states that never lifted its indoor mask mandates and now will become the first to create a mask society. Such lunacy makes many of us shake our heads and wonder what world we're living in, but it also further points out the divide between us as a society. If you tortured yourself and watched the Sunday morning news shows all you heard was that the Omicron variant is death…despite endless initial research showing that while it is incredibly transmissible, it's also not at all dangerous. In fact, it's akin to the common cold. Yet, we have to scare the living hell out of everyone over cases, not outcomes. With that, I present to you Goldberg's article, with minor changes made by yours truly:I'm just gonna throw it out there: If I had to guess—and it's just a guess—Omicron is good news. The panic and the economic tumult caused by the panic isn't good news. But I'm betting that the variant itself, is.Let's say you're a maverick scientist with a god complex who plays by his own rules. You want to help humanity by getting rid of COVID as quickly as possible. Maybe just maybe, you'd genetically engineer the coronavirus itself to be super contagious but also much, much more harmless; virtually no deaths and very few hospitalizations, just some sniffles and maybe a head cold. COVID-19 is here. It's not going anywhere. For quite a while now, the hope for the long-term has been for the virus to evolve into something relatively harmless, like the cold, or at least relatively manageable, like the flu. As of now, Omicron looks a lot like that.. Omicron might be—we're still not totally sure—more contagious than the Delta variant, but also less harmful.Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California-San Francisco, suggested this might—just might—be the case:Gandhi sees a historical parallel. “It's really hard for a variant to become more transmissible and more virulent,” she said. “For it to be more mild, that would be an amazing hope, because in a way, that's how the 1918 influenza pandemic ended. It just became more mild and burned out.”The evidence that has emerged over the last week or so since Omicron burst into the headlines is more supportive of that theory than the idea that Omicron is a disaster requiring consideration of more lockdowns, travel bans, mask and vax mandates, emergency declarations, and other forms of panic.In other words, the immediate response from media outlets, stock markets, and government officials was more disconnected from reality than a hopeful scenario.Now, I get it. Governments and markets often respond more immediately and impulsively to risks and threats than to potential good news. And you know what? The same is true of the human brain. The prehistoric dude who assumed every rustle of the bushes was a saber-toothed tiger ready to pounce might have been overly paranoid, but he was more likely to live long enough to pass on his paranoid genes than the always upbeat caveman who assumed every rustle was fresh evidence that the gods had just gifted him a puppy. If every day he shouted, “Where's my puppy!?” and leapt toward the sound in the bushes, he'd eventually encounter a tiger, or a bear, or a snake, or a jerk with a spear.Similarly, the government that responds to every possible threat—troop movements, pandemics, shoddy nuclear power plant design, terrorist fatwah, whatever—with Christmas pony optimism is going to run into trouble.My only point here is that this thing has gone on long enough that a certain kind of elite panic has set in to the point where it has become institutionalized. Very broadly speaking, the people who didn't take the pandemic seriously enough were in the wrong a year and a half ago. And just as broadly speaking, the people who can't conceive of loosening their grip are in the wrong now.A lot of politicians live in a bubble. Reinforced by a friendly media that lives in the same atmosphere, they've concluded that the response to every new COVID development is to take action, to declare states of emergency as the governor of New York did in response to Omicron, to hold onto mask requirements, etc. This despite the fact the reality below them has moved on.Now, I'm on the record having defended a lot of the early responses to the pandemic—not because I think, or thought, they were all correct in every regard. But at the outset of a pandemic, laissez-faire-ness is not the right response. When you see the Chinese army welding people into their apartment buildings, American government officials shouldn't say, “We should do that too,” but nor should they say, “There's nothing to worry about here.”Still, it feels like there was a peculiar geniality between a lot of technocratic liberals and the pandemic. And whatever the justifications for their gusto for social control might have been, I think those justifications have exceeded their shelf-life. Barring some new evidence—evidence not on display in the Omicron breakout—it's time to let go.The same goes for the Republicans who can't give up on their strange obsessions with the plight of the unvaccinated. The argument over vaccinations is amazingly disconnected with the reality on the ground. More than eight in 10 Americans (83 percent) over the age of 18 have received at least one vaccine dose, and 81 percent of the population over 12 years old has. The CDC even claims that 99 percent of people over 65 have.So what the hell is everyone arguing about? The 17 percent of the population that has received no doses may be disproportionately Republican, but plenty aren't the MAGA hat wearing anti-vaxxers whom some Democrats are determined to demonize and some Republicans are determined to defend as civil rights martyrs. And remember, a significant portion of people who refuse to get vaccinated aren't reluctant because they think the vaccine will make you magnetic or because it's a deep state conspiracy of some kind. They reasonably don't want to get it because they already had COVID and thus think they don't need it, or because they're young and healthy and don't think it's worth the hassle.In other words, this whole “debate” is shadow boxing among a bunch of elites who can't let go of the argument even though reality has moved on. At this point, if you don't want to get vaccinated, I think you're wrong. But I also really just don't care. Similarly, if you really, really think everyone should wear a mask or that things can't go back to normal unless everyone is vaccinated, I just don't care (so long as you're not a policymaker). If you want to stay home, stay home. If you don't want to get vaccinated, don't get vaccinated. You can deal with the consequences yourself. Don't drag me into it. And please, until there are new facts worthy of freaking out in either direction, just shut up about it already.https://gfile.thedispatch.com/p/let-it-go?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMjg4NDU5MywicG9zdF9pZCI6NDQ5NjkxMDYsIl8iOiJQN2JqRiIsImlhdCI6MTYzODcwOTc0MSwiZXhwIjoxNjM4NzEzMzQxLCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMTc4MTkiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.pauzZHrrxhCSJa2gZ4UTh-rm5A8JgdXRglfkP9uLpLUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Juggalo Judgment
Ep. 74 - Clockwork Gray by Blaze Ya Dead Homie

Juggalo Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 116:56


Kudos to Blaze for not releasing something every single year, waiting just long enough for the Juggalos to ask "WHEN THE FUCK IS BLAZE GONNA DROP SOME NEW SHIT?". Well in 2007, everybody's favorite shotgun-wielding dead man returned. We enjoyed quite a bit of Blaze's last record with 2004's Colton Grundy, but what else could Blaze offer us? With a lot of other releases that year from his labelmates, Blaze would have to pull out all the stops to create something memorable, and we find out here if he did. Does Blaze continue to evolve into a multidimensional being? Does this album have one of Mike's favorite Blaze tracks that he has a dumb story with? And does it contain a lackluster cut that includes the 9th most popular artist from another label? Find out today as Mike doesn't have a good pun for... Clockwork Gray.   Hit us up on our socials here: https://linktr.ee/JuggaloJudgment, or get at one of us directly on Twitter @MikeSpohnTheSEJ and @Schmeev, OR hit up Mike on Instagram @StraightEdgeJuggalo. We'd love to hear your feedback, let us know what you think!   Thanks to our patrons for supporting the show, particularly Andrew Crocker, Carl Zayas, Derek Miles, Robbie Pankow, Robert, and quinten segundo. If YOU would also like to contribute to making this show happen, head over to patreon.com/JuggaloJudgment and join!

Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller
Our Need for Physical Bibles

Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 1:00


Wes Hill starts his recent article in Christianity Today magazine with this sentence: “As I prepare to begin my tenth year as a seminary professor, I'm going to begin the biblical capstone class I'll be teaching by recommending that my students consider taking up a habit they're likely unfamiliar with: bringing an actual, physical, printed-and bound Bible to class.” Kudos to Dr. Hill for taking this step. The presence of smartphones and Bible apps, which are not bad things in and of themselves, has led more and more believers to never carry or read an actual paper Bible. Without a physical bible we can easily lose our sense of the Genesis to Revelation narrative of redemption. We are limited in our ability to understand context. It is more difficult to cross-reference passages. We don't read as deeply on the screen. And, we are more easily distracted. With Christmas coming, why not set each of your kids up with the gift a good, old-fashioned, physical Bible?

Kirby's Kids
The Kids Present Kudos Kirby - Machine Man - Machine Man Vol 1 Issue 8

Kirby's Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 10:04


Welcome to Kudos Kirby, a comics journey into Jack Kirby's lesser known works. Angus will be your guide through this monthly expedition to uncover those hidden gems from “The King of Comics” over 20,000 comic book pages! We hope you enjoy this latest adventure in the journey! Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to kirbyskidspodcast@gmail.com. Please share your impressions once you have read: Machine Man will be the Jack Kirby work profiled on Kudos Kirby in 2021! Each month we will cover a single issue from his origins in 2001: A Space Odyssey through his Machine Man title series issues written and illustrated by Jack: 2021 January - 2001: A Space Odyssey Vol 2 #8 February - 2001: A Space Odyssey Vol 2 #9 March - 2001: A Space Odyssey Vol 2 #10
 April - Machine Man Vol 1 #1
 May - Machine Man Vol 1 #2
 June - Machine Man Vol 1 #3
 July - Machine Man Vol 1 #4 August - Machine Man Vol 1 #5 September - Machine Man Vol 1 #6 October - Machine Man Vol 1 #7 November - Machine Man Vol 1 #8
 December - Machine Man Vol 1 #9 2001: A Space Odyssey https://youtu.be/FreVBVL_6P0 https://youtu.be/fgl9IzCuCoQ https://youtu.be/KT4GZ6T57RE Machine Man by Kirby & Ditko: The Complete Collection https://www.comixology.com/Machine-Man-by-Kirby-Ditko-The-Complete-Collection/digital-comic/405687 Leave a message via the anchor app at Kirby's Kids. www.anchor.fm/kirbyskids Join the Community Discussions https://mewe.com/join/kirbyskids Please join us down on the Comics Reading Trail in 2021 https://kirbyskidspodcast.blogspot.com/2020/11/holiday-special-kirbys-kids-giving.html For detailed show notes and past episodes please visit www.kirbyskids.com

Sustain
Episode 99: Matt Mankins and giving Kudos to OSS maintainers

Sustain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 34:19


Guest Matt Mankins Panelists Richard Littauer | Ben Nichols Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! The podcast where we talk about sustaining open source for the long haul. Today, we are very excited to have as our guest, Matt Mankins, joining us from Barcelona. He is a Fellow at Mozilla, currently working on advancing open monetization strategies for the web. He previously worked at the publisher Condé Nast, where he led global monetization engineering efforts for the company's iconic brands and was the CTO of FastCo magazine. He's also the Founder of numerous companies such as Lorem Ipsum Books, SMTP.com, Vert, and Fair Tread. On this episode, Matt fills us in on his journey as a Fellow at Mozilla and his ideas about alternative ways to fund the web, which led him to the idea of Kudos, that came out of thinking about payments. We learn what his main goal is right now with Kudos, the hardest problem he's facing as he develops Kudos, and what he's trying to accomplish before his Fellowship ends. Also, find out what Matt means when he said, “Kudos are about the creation, not the creator.” Go ahead and download this episode now to find out much more! [00:02:20] Matt fills us in on the history of the Lorem Ipsum Bookstore. [00:03:57] We learn what Matt is doing at Mozilla and he explains Interledger. [00:07:00] Matt describes what Kudos is and how it works, since that is the main thing he is working on now. [00:12:50] Matt explains how Kudos is in the philosophy stage right now and the implementation is up to the various people that implement this. [00:15:22] Flattr is brought up in conversation, and Matt explains something he did called “in-a-moon.” [00:17:27] Richard wonders how Matt sells this to companies and how does he get them involved in wanting to invest in Kudos, and Matt shares a goal he has right now. [00:20:02] Matt shares what he thinks is the hardest problem he's facing right now as he develops Kudos. [00:21:52] Ben wonders if Matt is looking for particular communities that might be interested in experimenting and Matt shares a dream of his with us. [00:24:09] We find out how Matt is working with the Mozilla communities and how he's about to be in the “build it phase” and the “promote it a little bit more phase.” He also tells us something he's hoping to do in the implementation phase with Facebook and Kudos. [00:30:44] Find out where you can follow Matt and his work online. Quotes [00:11:31] “In my mind, this is not just supporting Babel or Henry, but you're supporting all of the contributors that could number in the thousands or tens of thousands.” [00:22:21] “One of my dreams is that, as a creator, I can just go do my creation and money will show up in my bank account as I do good work to society.” Spotlight [00:31:11] Ben's spotlight is Open PHD Guiding. [00:31:56] Richard's spotlight is the Scottish Rail System. [00:32:43] Matt's spotlight is a GitHub project called libfood. Links SustainOSS (https://sustainoss.org/) SustainOSS Twitter (https://twitter.com/SustainOSS?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) SustainOSS Discourse (https://discourse.sustainoss.org/) Matt Mankins Twitter (https://twitter.com/mankins?lang=en) Matt Mankins Blog (https://matt.mankins.net/) Matt Mankins Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mankins) Babel (https://babeljs.io/) JWT (https://jwt.io/) Interledger Foundation (https://interledger.org/) In-a-Moon Overview by Matt Mankins (https://www.slideshare.net/mankins/inamoon-overview) Flattr (https://flattr.com/) The Hacker Milieu as Gift Culture (http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/homesteading/ar01s06.html) Open PHD Guiding (https://openphdguiding.org/) ScotRail (Scotland's Railway) (https://www.scotrail.co.uk/) libfood-GitHub (https://github.com/noahlevenson/libfood) Flossbank (https://flossbank.com/) The Digital Infrastructure Fund Podcast Hosted By Richard Littauer (https://dif.fireside.fm/) The Faithful-The King, The Pope, The Princess- Laemmle Theatres (https://www.laemmle.com/film/faithful) Sustain Podcast-Episode 96-Chad Whitacre and how Sentry is giving $150k to their OSS Dependencies (https://podcast.sustainoss.org/96) Credits Produced by [Richard Littauer] (https://www.burntfen.com/) (https://www.burntfen.com/) Edited by Paul M. Bahr at [Peachtree Sound] (https://www.peachtreesound.com/) (https://www.peachtreesound.com/) Show notes by DeAnn Bahr [Peachtree Sound] (https://www.peachtreesound.com/) (https://www.peachtreesound.com/) Special Guest: Matt Mankins.

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP281 - Mark Mahaney, author and top internet analyst

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 55:38


EP281 - Mark Mahaney, author and top internet analyst  Mark Mahaney is Senior Managing Director at Evercore ISI, Research Division, he's one of the original and longest lasting internet analysts on Wall Street. He recently published “Nothing but Net: 10 Timeless Stock-Picking Lessons from One of Wall Street's Top Tech Analysts.” We cover a variety of fun topics including the beginning of his career with with Mary Meeker. His initial evaluation of EBay. His long positions on Amazon, Netflix, and Priceline, and butting heads with Jim Cramer over Google. We also discuss what's next for Amazon, and where the best investments of the future might be. Episode 281 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 281 being recorded on Thursday November 18 20 21. I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scott Wingo. Scot: [0:16] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners. Jason as you and the listeners know I am a huge scene in b.c. junkie and you can't turn on CNBC Durning Earth during earning Seasons without seeing Mark mahaney he is one of the top internet analyst. He was actually on recently talking about the artist previously known as Facebook meta Mark has a new book out called quote-unquote Nothing But net and is joining us tonight give listeners an early peek of what is sure to be the best seller in the bookmark covers some of our favorite companies including Amazon Apple Facebook / meta Google Netflix Twitter and Uber Mark welcome to the show. Mark: [0:56] Thanks for having me on guys. Jason: [0:58] Mark we are thrilled the chat with you is you know Scott is a huge Amazon fan boy so I anytime he gets a chance to talk Amazon he's excited. And I'm super excited because after tonight show I'm going to be smart enough to get rich like you and Scott so that's pretty pretty exciting for me. But before we jump into all that we always like to give listeners a little bit of a feel for our guests background and in your case I know I think you're officially the the oldest analysts on Wall Street is that true. Mark: [1:29] Well that's the oldest and longest lasting internet analyst on Wall Street but I don't look the part so how about we do that yes I've been covering Internet stock since 1998 do a series of bank said I started, working with this tremendous analysts her name was Mary Meeker her name is Mary Meeker and started the first Friday I was on Wall Street I got a call from the CFO of this tiny little online auction company that sold Pez dispensers and was looking to see whether any banks would be interested in their IPO that company was eBay so I wasn't there at the beginning of the internet but I was there pretty close to the beginning of the commercial for the public market to internet and it's been a fascinating ride and I thought there were a lot of lessons I could draw both from the successes the market and failures in the market and my personal successes and failures as a stock picker. Scot: [2:20] Cool what's so name some of the firm's so in my recollection you've probably worked at six firms like how many firms have you worked out over or that career. Mark: [2:30] Yeah now I don't want you to think I you know I jump around too much but I started off at Morgan Stanley also worked at Citibank Royal Bank of Canada. A small boot wonderful Boutique called American Technology research and I'm currently at evercore isi but I've been doing nothing but net. Hence the title of the book that's been my email tagline or always online is one of those two it's been my email tagline for 25 years but nothing but net and that's just doing my best to try to stay ahead of these internet stocks the early ones the the eBay's the Amazons the Yahoo excite if you might remember them infoseek. And then and then AOL and then and then later on some of the more Dynamic ones came out ended up with names like uber including most recently one you talked about Warby Parker so it's been a fascinating span and arguably one of the most dynamic. Parts of Wall Street I guess if you were working as an analyst on Wall Street. Or portfolio manager portfolio manager if you could have picked two sectors to be a part of to track over the last 25 years one of them has to have been the internet just how explosive it's been a been plenty of – explosions in there but there's been some wonderful wealth creation the other sector would probably be software just just too wonderful Industries I got lucky I was I was part of the internet. Scot: [3:49] Yeah I'm glad you didn't pick Mall Focus treats that would have been a bad choice. So you know as Jason mentioned there's kind of this auspicious title that you have of the oldest I would say wisest and most longest lasting internet unless. Tell us about some of the as you reflect in the book is kind of got some really good stories and you've been kind of on the front row seat of a lot of cool stuff maybe tell us what was your worst pick and best pick in the span of the career there. Mark: [4:22] Well I had a sale on Google it close to its IPO I was brought on to CNBC show and told by none other than Jim Jim Cramer that I was an analyst with a three-egg omelette on my face because of my cell phone call he was right I was wrong so you know one doesn't pretend one doesn't tend to forget moments like that on public television being told that you know you're pretty much an ass. But it does happen you know there are axes and then there are you know others and so I made plenty of mistakes I had to buy on Blue Apron although the lessons from that turned out to be different than I thought I got the call wrong but the lessons were different than I thought I kind of dissect that a little bit in the book. So those are some of my some of my worst calls I think my to my three best calls have frankly been sticking with a buy on Amazon for pretty much the last 15 years Netflix for the last 12 years and Priceline and now now booking for. [5:18] For a solid 12 years both Netflix of all three of those were really decades-long S&P 500 Best in Class stocks for a variety of different reasons and in the book I try to call out what were those reasons what were the what's that what's the pattern recognition so that you know we as investors can find the next Netflix and the next Amazon doesn't mean and Amazon and Netflix can't perform well from here but what are the things you can see in common that can help you as a stock picker you know kind of see ahead what really kind of started a lot of the the insights the idea of the book was this wonderful book that was written in 1980 called that one up on wall by Peter Lynch kind of a Bible or primer for anybody really looking to invest invest in the market with some wonderful advice and I really had any wrote it based on some wonderful examples of successful stocks and companies of his generation and I thought somebody needed to write one about our generation and you know these phenomenal money-making we know wealth-creating stocks that have. [6:19] That have soared the charts top the charts over the last 20 10 5 and even two years that have been dramatic dramatic winners from the covid crisis to I try to keep it long term in duration and frankly that's one of the big lessons I have in my book is. Is you know long-term I've found stocks do follow fundamentals they just do companies get bigger more Revenue more profits their stocks go higher almost always that's the case if you're a patient long-term investor so you can make money just investing you don't need to day trade and I think that was the last thing that really inspired me to write this book there about 15 million new. [6:53] Trading accounts that have opened up over the last two years you know the mean Traders the Robin Hood accounts and I just wanted to step back and say look you can have very good returns in the markets by buying high quality companies especially Tech and growth companies you don't have to day trade you can sleep better at night I got plenty of examples of companies that created wonderful. Shareholder returns over time and their stories you can take your time and really understand and stick with and anyway that's it this is this book is a little bit of little bit of personal Memoir but really more of a history of the Great. Companies and the ones that failed and then what are the lessons you can draw to apply going forwards. Jason: [7:32] Got it so I know it's not in your coverage area but you would have a buy on GameStop is that what you're saying no. I Nostalgia requires me to ask though I am staring right now at a pets.com. Puppet still in the box that's like sort of a Memento I have on my on my desk like we're you covering like those guys at the at the. Dot-com boom. Mark: [8:00] No no I didn't but I refer to that in the book and I make this I draw the comparison you know pets.com and smoke you know pets.com went public with trailing 12 month month revenues of 5 million I don't know if you heard that right five million dollars. [8:16] Trailing 12 months they had been an operating company for under two years I mean how that thing got out you know in hindsight is is is pretty shocking but wait a second go you know go forward 15 years and what came out. To e.com chewy.com went public with 3 billion in trailing sales and you knows the same sort of basic value proposition to Consumers it's just that the market was a lot bigger it allowed for a lot more scale and a bunch of other things came out o like cell phones smartphones cloud computing which allowed companies to scale up at much lower costs and so the markets really were proved out at that you know the time of pets.com there were three unknowns is there really an internet Market are there really good management teams and other really good business models today the first question is emphatically yes they are huge Market opportunities and they've been proven in in the Internet space advertising retail entertainment a lot of different ways you can cut it and there's some business models have generated enormous amounts of free cash flow and then there are yes of course there's always a few select excellent management teams who find that right combination it can be it's proven to be a great path to making money in stocks and chewy has been a stock that I've really liked since its IPO even though it's the next pets.com and that's the cynicism that people be placed in front of it when they went public. This was a very different puppy. Jason: [9:39] Yeah it does it seems like timing it seems obvious but timing is such a big. Part of all that you referenced Peter Lynch and I know you know there's. There's all the old Netflix stuff I actually started my career at Blockbuster entertainment and so in my in my industry everyone makes fun of Blockbuster that we got Netflix stand and all those sorts of things and I always have to point out. You know we sold Blockbuster for 18 billion dollars in 1995 like five years before Netflix was invented. Then it was a good business with a good exit you know every every business has it it's it's moment and it's time and you know the the railroads aren't the investment that they once were either. Mark: [10:28] Netflix is a fascinating story so let me let me let me jump to it a little bit you know one of the things the punchline of I asked people if you're going to remember one thing for my book I hope you'll still buy it but if you're going to remember one thing from my book it's dhq it's not DQ That's Dairy Queen dhq is dislocated high-quality companies and. You know time you mentioned timing I was thinking in terms of stock timing I thought those were your going to take us I think it's very hard to the time stocks but you know you can clearly see when stocks are dislocated I either traded off twenty Thirty forty percent so that's usually you know time if you think it's high quality asset and it dislocates them they all dislocate from time to time even the best highest quality names. That's when you can kind of Step In add the positions by the stock knowing that you in a way mitigated some of the valuation risk as investors your tries an investor you're trying to do two things mitigate valuation risk and mitigate fundamentals risk you know the chance that Revenue falls off a cliff margins get crushed the way you mitigate that fundamentals. Risk is to focus on companies with large Tam's excellent management teams great product Innovation and superb customer value prop and Netflix screen so well for me on those four things I'll just take this off super quickly if you don't mind. [11:42] The industry Vision so let's see Reed Hastings invented or started Netflix back in 1997 Netflix the name itself sort of implies that somehow we're going to be doing some streaming thing and this is a 1997 when it would have taken you four hours to download the first five minutes of Terminator like there was no streaming Market there but yet. [12:02] That was the premise of the company in 10 years later you know you look at the first initial interviews with Reed Hastings I mean this is where he was going to take the company all along so I was just giving him kudos for industry vision and the fact that he was willing to cannibalize his existing DVD business first dreaming business very few entrepreneurs can do that so management you know checks My Box customer value proposition the best way to tell whether a customer a company has a great value proposition is do they have pricing power will do people love it so much that they'll pay more for starting in 2014 Netflix started increasing pricing just about every other year and there's some ads accelerated that's a compelling that's evidence of compelling value proposition third is this product Innovation and you know they just don't have a lot of things not just streaming but there's a lot of these little tweaks that the side like binge watching you know kudos to Netflix for just rolling out new series all at once I mean practically invented binge-watching and of course you know they sort of invented the streaming thing or the people who founded music really did that but but Reed comes in a close close second on that and then you know I'm finally in terms of Tam's large Tam's total addressable markets. [13:13] You can add it up a couple of different ways but you know home entertainment video consumption it's it's a couple of hundred billion dollars in total you know Market opportunity and then who knows these things come along like smartphones and all of a sudden the majority of usage is on smartphones that tells you that these markets could be a lot bigger than we traditionally thought just like Spotify blew out the market for what really could be music advertising revenue and music subscription Revenue Netflix is did the same thing with me with Video subscription Revenue they blew up the tan they made it a lot bigger so that's right you know I love that story about the stories about Netflix I gave him a tremendous amount of Kudos I think the sometimes people under appreciate just because it's kind of a singular company just you know video video streaming I think they I think they don't get enough credit for what they've done and what they could still do because I think there's still one more one more trick up Reed Hastings sleeve and I think it's gaming and he's reached they've received such so much skepticism about this pivot or missing expansion in the gaming but you know management team to figured out dvd-by-mail streaming original content International expansion mount give them the benefit of the doubt that they can figure out an Innovative new way. To deliver gaming and therefore further increase their value proposition you'd want to stick with a company like that I stick with the stock like that. Scot: [14:34] Ever kind of a random question let's say there was I'll pick something at random a company that was Reinventing Car Care and making it mobile and digital would you call that a dhq. Mark: [14:45] I think that yes yes absolutely. Scot: [14:51] All right leading the witness. I do have to give you Kudos because in the Netflix section you do have a Star Wars reference you talk about the Disney death star which is which is appropriate because they now own the Death Star it's got a part of there is one of their IPs. Mark: [15:09] But by the way that was you know there were a couple of Netflix there's a rocky stock Rocky stock here that's right that's a that's a rocky stock for you it's had there were two times they miss Subs because of uncertainty over the price increases and they got some pushback it was an obvious that they had pricing power but they proved it over time and then they've got this great competitor risk with Disney and I think what the market missed on that this is just kind of leaving aside the book of just talking about stock picks is you know people are going to sign up for multiple streaming services now not now not five six or seven but they'll sign up for two or three if there's original content and they have original content I mean there's some things you will you have to sign up for Disney Plus for if you if people are like use God and you know dramatic. [15:52] Star Wars fans of course you can sign up for Disney plus but you know there's because its original content if you want to watch squid game there's one and one only place you can go for that and you know there's going to be another squid game or you know another show that just kind of breaks through the site-geist and by the way that's where Netflix is so I'll leave Netflix aside but I'm so struck by is this company shapes the Zeitgeist whether they can cause a run on chess board sales worldwide with the Queens Gambit a year ago where they can cause more people start studying Korean on Duolingo a language app which I actually like is the stock because they can you know they've introduced this show squid games like when a company reaches the Zeitgeist when they when they become almost like a lucky lexicon like they become a verb like I'm gonna google that or you know it's the Uber of this that or that you know that's that's something special and those are usually stocks that have gotten very long runways. Scot: [16:44] Yeah and I'm here in North Carolina and we have all these MBA we have all these universities and I was actually speaking earlier this week at MBA class over at Duke. And you know I have this whole little joke track that I do where I talk about my first company was profitable and I learned I could never raise VC because get the TV season that's a your profit we don't invest in property companies so yeah I often joke that I've been doing it wrong and ever since then I haven't made a dime. And I kind of thought it was those funny because you kind of. The internet sector was kind of early before SAS where and you point this out where there's kind of you know what we learned is there is an investor that loves Revenue growth and in a way that the opposite side of that coin is it can actually hurt you if you start to make profits maybe share with listeners that that you know probably many of them come from traditional businesses where that sounds nonsensical maybe maybe explain kind of what happened there. Mark: [17:41] Well I want to be I want to be on to get nuanced here which is you know I that chapter that says the most important thing out there is revenue revenue revenue you know for tech stocks and growth stock. But of course earnings and free cash flow matter it's that sometimes the public market is a lot longer term focused than people give it credit for Netflix is a great example that also is Amazon. I mean those those businesses had if you look at near-term valuation PE metrics price to free cash flow there's no way you would have bought those stocks. But what I think long-term growth investors realized is there's this you know when these get these assets that can grow their Top Line twenty to thirty percent Plus. From scale for multiple years like that can that creates an enormous amount of value over time and it's so rare I came up with something of a 20% rule you know it's one to two percent of the S&P 500 that can consistently grow at from scale their Top Line 20% which is like five times faster or six times faster than Global GDP growth so it's rare for good reasons but those companies dramatically outperformed the market because they're rare and it's not like growth and scale solve everything but geez they solve a lot of things I've yet to see it's got you know you go way back on this I'm sure you had these comments like Amazon will never turn a profit my first year on the street. [19:04] There's a person who's not one of the most influential investors out there put his finger in my chest. And said you know Amazon will never be profitable and you know I guess he must have been writing he was so smart but he was wrong because he didn't realize just what how powerful Amazon could be as it's scaled over time I mean you generate billions and billions in revenue and you can you can run over a lot of your fixed costs as long as you're not selling dollars for 95 cents you know if you're you know if you're selling them for a dollar and two cents and then you get scale against your fixed cost yeah scale will solve just about anything and I look at what happened with Amazon and I've looked at more much more recently its bring it up to up to date to Uber Uber just printed its first free cash flow quarter ever even though it's Rideshare businesses like down 40% since Pre-K covid levels how the heck did they do that because it took a lot of costs out of the business and then they had this delivery business that really scaled so look earnings matter it's just that when we look at tech stocks and growth stocks you know especially early on is IPOs they rarely go public. As profitable businesses the question you have to answer yourself is can they be profitable long-term are there companies that are already you know similar business models that are already are that's one way or their segments of the business that are already profitable. [20:19] Is there a reason that scale can't drive profitability for the company and the fourth what I call profitability Action question that detail this in a book is yo Are there specific steps steps that the management team can take to bring the product the company to profitability so I've yet to see a company. [20:36] And I'm sure there are some but I've yet to see one that hit the public markets that couldn't scale itself to profitability now some blew up. Well you know that's because they couldn't hit the enough scale so that's that's kind of my answer to the question of yes of course earnings and free cash flow matter at the end of the day that's what they're going to be valued on but just watch these companies that they really execute well they can take what looks like really aggressive valuations and overtime those valuations can turn awfully awfully attractive and a lot of times the stock wealth creation goes from point A to point B it doesn't start at point B. Jason: [21:10] Yeah the you know it's you mentioned then the Netflix. Effect on the cultural zygous fun fun stat on Queen's gamut it drove the sale of millions of chessboard and caused hundreds of people to start playing chess. I do one of the things that comes out strongest in in the book to me and that you alluded to upfront is sort of the difference between trading and investing. You know I always have people come up to me and they're like hey you know a lot about these retail companies what's a good investment and I'm like. I have no idea can you can you talk a little bit about sort of what you mean by sort of fundamental investing versus trading. Mark: [21:56] Well I sum it all up in the pithy expression don't play quarters I find playing quarters is almost a Fool's game the number of times I get questions you know what should I buy for the quarter and for little sophisticated institutional investors that could be I've got a position in. [22:15] Amazon or Google or Twitter and you know do I should I be you know heading into the position prior to earnings or you know facing back and adding to it more afterwards okay that's a different setup but if you're just playing a company for that quarter pop the problem is quarterly earnings reactions there's two things that drive them. Fundamentals great get the fundamentals right that it's expectations so the quarter trades are really about expectations you may get the quarter right you may be right that Nvidia or Roblox are going to have super strong quarters because I see how many of my friends kids are all over Roblox you maybe well right on that but you have to know you know what the market is actually expecting and numbers can go Revenue can accelerate but if the bar is higher than that then you're going to see these stocks trade off it happens a lot so I just unless you're unless you're a pro less you're in day in and day out. You know working working these stocks and really have a sense of where the expectations are. I think it's just a Fool's game to play play stocks just four quarters instead you know you want to stick with stocks for the you know you want to find an asset that you think is going to be. [23:29] Materially bigger in two to three years down the road and you think it's high quality based on some of the screens I threw out then stick with that name and don't try to play around the quarters and it's in fact sometimes you can use weakness or strength around the quarter to adjust your position but don't use it too initiator close out a position at the then you fall trap to these expectations game that is very hard to participate in if you're just a regular you know retail investor and you can make just as much money just staying invested in some of these great assets. Jason: [23:59] That is great advice and it's I certainly resonate with the sticking with the Investments I am curious though on the other end of that on the really long Horizon you mentioned you've you've been had a buy on Amazon for like 15 years. Wait. Like are you going to have a buying them for the next 15 years is that how I mean like does there come a point when they achieve their potential and you have to start worrying about them getting on the other side of the Hill. Mark: [24:26] Yeah I think you can I think you can one look for the fundamental towel and so I'm going to I'm going to spin over to another stock I talked about in the book Priceline. Which is actually the single best performing S&P 500 stock for like a 10 year period 2005 to 2015 phenomenal stock travel name everybody knows it William Shatner excetera although they're real secret sauce with what they did in European markets but. But that's a company that you know sustained premium growth like they were growing their bookings in the revenue 40 percent year over year for years and years and years and years and that's what powered that that that stock and when it stopped materially ah performed Market was when the growth rate decelerate it below 20%. [25:10] And so I don't want to you know create a hard and fast rule but I do feel strongly about this twenty percent rule 20 percent you know we're close to it you know don't don't Nick me at 19.8% you know could close to twenty percent is unusual rare growth. [25:23] And the markets usually pay up for that and when you see a company over time either because of Miss execution it happens or Market maturity and their growth rates you know kind of slide below 20% then that's when you reconsider your position that's a simplistic rule as a lot of caveats to that when I see with Amazon here is despite the size of this business I think they're still growing 20% for the next five years so in that if that's the case. [25:48] You know the simple rule of thumb is companies that can grow like. They can I like to see stocks that can double in in three years in order to do that you kind of have to do you know 20 to 25 percent earnings growth that's what a Maps out too. And you know you can double a stock in 3 years your handily beating the market in almost all time periods. And so when I see what it'll change my opinion really on Amazon is if I believe that this company is going to go X growth it's going to go you know well below 20 percent Revenue growth I just don't see that in the next couple of years given how much growth they have in retail in NE ws and cloud computing and in some of these really newer areas that I'm really interested in whether they really can crack the code on groceries and they can that's a large opportunity and business supplies Industrial Supplies I think that's a very underappreciated part of Amazon's business so I don't see myself changing my opinion on Amazon although you don't want things that we talked about this earlier that I love to see your founder LED companies that's no longer the case with with Amazon so that's you know at some level I've got slightly less conviction than the in the by case but I'm going to stick with it as long as the numbers prove out right and long as I can see this path that's consistent 20% Revenue. Scot: [26:59] Yeah and this is kind of breaking out of the book thing but since you brought up Amazon it wouldn't be a Jason Scott show if we didn't kind of double click on that what did any thoughts on the Q2 and Q3 earnings feels like they're slowing down a bit and feeling some of the labor and see what we call Supply pain on the show are you are you getting nervous about it or you think it's just a little one of their little kind of investment phases. Mark: [27:23] I called the six billion dollar kitchen sink that's how much lower their guidance was for operating income in the December quarter then then what the street was looking for like she was looking for close to eight billion and they guided to billions six billion dollar kitchen sink and they threw it all in there wage inflation you know you right you drive that route 95 on the east coast and you'll see Amazon Amazon is hiring Billboards up and down the East Coast Seaboard I did it recently so yeah they're aggressively hiring at higher wages that's impacting their margins there still some covid related cost shipping they're just not able to a sufficiently source and bring in product and so they have to bring in product into the the ports that aren't optimized for their distribution Network so just a lot of. [28:14] Positive blowing up now the question you have to ask yourself as an investor is are those are those cost increases elective structural discretionary temporary it's kind of like which of those are they the more that you can make a determination that the cost bikes are temporary the more you stick with the name if you think there's something structurally changed about Amazon okay that's different I don't think there's anything structurally changed about Amazon and certainly not its competitive position and then the last thing what I really like to see. [28:44] Frankly is this company. I mean the level of investment this company is making its distribution Network you know you talked about Facebook earlier they're dumping 10 billion into the metaverse which I think there's a there there but I don't know Amazon is dumping billions and billions into its own Logistics Network like they're doubling down on their core competency you bet I'll stick with that and what they're going to what's going to come out of that is even faster and faster delivery and they're going to prove out this concept what I call shipping elasticity the faster you ship the more that people are going to use you in a more of their of the more of their wallet and per-share you're going to Amazon's going to get so we're going to actually going to Super up one day delivery and then they're going to Super up super same day delivery and I think they'll be able to just grab more and more and offer more and more products to people so I like those kind of investment initiatives so I think a lot of that margin pressure by the way it was really due to these kind of elective investments in the infrastructure they added more distribution capacity the last two years than Walmart has in its history. That's how aggressive Amazon is being an eye you know my guess is that third we're going to see dramatic market share gains from Amazon in the next 12 months so I like those companies that kind of really lean in bendin and the double down on our core competency that's what the Amazon is doing now. Scot: [30:00] Yeah. The Press is making a lot of noise around Shopify versus Amazon and Shopify is kind of amplifying that with they're arming the rebels and everything. Jason Connor makes our I won't say his thing but he's not a believer in that I think it's kind of interesting in there's definitely no love lost between the company's what what's your take on that is that a real battle or is that just kind of genda by to kind of raise awareness for Shopify. Mark: [30:26] You have a quick point of view on that Scott. Scot: [30:29] I think Shopify becomes a Marketplace adjacent thinks that's crazy Jason what do you what I'll let you state your own opinion. Jason: [30:38] Yeah I mean I think Shopify is a phenomenal company and a good executor so I'm not throwing rocks at Shopify. They're to me they're not a competitor to Amazon they don't acquire customers they have no traffic there there. Piece of infrastructure and a great valuable piece of infrastructure but a piece of infrastructure. Doesn't draw any customers in so I call these people that are like oh man they're like Amazon they have all this aggregated gmv and they could sell ads to it and they can you know recruit more sellers because they have this this audience and all these things will they don't have any of those things they don't have a single b2c marketer. In their company and I would argue that's that's been one of Amazon's Court competencies is they've they use the flywheel to build this this huge audience that they get to sell all the. Their goods and services to so I just I don't think. They compete in any in any meaningful way and I think if Shopify were to try to become a true b2c company like Amazon. It would just be a phenomenal pivot it would be you know. Can't you know obviously they have the resources to fund trying for it but I'm not sure that's the best move for them. Mark: [31:57] Yeah I don't so I Do cover Shopify I've been really impressed with them I don't know them as well as I know Amazon but I've been super impressed. With them and terms of the product development and they are just providing more and more services to small Merchants so I think there's an are now bigger than eBay in terms of GM vo but I can never there's not enough disclosure to figure out so where's that GM D coming because I think some of that probably does come through eBay so a little bit of double counting that goes on in there but it's really impressive what they've pulled together whether they can actually aggregate demand in a way that Amazon has I think that's I think that's unlikely I think that's a very hard thing to do it's possible they do have a shop app I just, yeah I guess that's the action question we often ask ourselves do you think you're going to use the shop app to shop. [32:45] I don't think so I don't think people are going to do that but you know if they can get enough people to do that boy they will have really they will have some really circled it that you know because they got the infrastructure okay they're talking about building out fulfillment and doing fulfillment for people and spending a billion dollars on it sorry my friends you're gonna have to spend a heck of a lot more than a billion if you if you really want to you know compete. Because the bar is getting higher it's not getting lower it's getting higher in terms of funeral the speed of delivery eBay learn this the hard way and so shockfights Memphis spend a lot more than that so anyway there's a lot of wonderful things about Shopify and I don't know whether if you listening to slammed on by if you think they can build up an aggregate an audience I don't think they can so does it make doesn't make it a slam dunk by it's it's you know it's a deep three point shot put it that way. And you're not Steph Curry. Jason: [33:41] I think we're going back to the basketball references in the book. Yeah it you know I tend to agree I'm not I don't think the shop app you know has attracted an audience that uses it for shopping yet it's a shipping trapping tracking app at the moment. But the it is funny like there are lots of companies that facilitate huge amounts of gmv so I think of like. Excuse me and Akamai is a. Is a CDN that's that used by almost every retailer to help help sell stuff right and so if you said well what's the CD the gmv of Akamai well it's bigger than Amazons. Um but that doesn't mean that Akamai can compete with Amazon so yeah I don't know. [34:28] I do want to go back to Amazon earnings just briefly because I you know I think a lot of the Slowdown is kind of a covid blip and I don't know if you ever think of it this way but. They're there their times in history when. It feels like the external factors aren't a big influence and and you know some companies perform really well and other companies struggle so you know there could be a year when you see Home Depot doing really well and lows struggling and you say. There's something special about Home Depot that I might be interested in investing in at the moment it feels like the external environment for retail is having a. [35:07] Sort of a consistent effect on everyone right and so you look at the industry average is you look at all of them is on Spears and they all have sort of the same shape of deceleration. That Amazon has so it's to me it's hard to attribute that to some. Some fundamental flaw in Amazon but there is one thing I noticed this quarter that it was interesting and I wanted to get your opinion about because I know as an investor you like seeing companies that have pricing power. And you know of course Amazon famously raise the price of prime a while back and seems like that was wildly successful this quarter. They've raised the price for grocery delivery there now charging ten dollar delivery fees even for Prime members. And then this week we saw that they made a pretty substantial increase to the cost of f ba which is you know the fundamental service used by almost all marketplace hours and they they just raise the price of that by like five percent and I'm curious do you look at that as a good sign that hey. They have pricing power and they're doing so well that they can command those prices or to me it's a potential warning sign because I feel like Amazon is so. Zealous an advocate of the flywheel in the flywheel is all about driving costs down to get scale up I just was surprised to see some of these like price increases in in you know. Especially grocery which isn't super mature yet. Mark: [36:33] Well I'm not sure really of the answer to your question Jason it's a it's a it's a really good thoughtful question on the on the groceries I think they raised it because the unit economics were just not working for them in terms of grocery delivery that's that's my guess they also you know yet to have that get to really crack the code on the grocery business and so I sort of see that as they tried it and it just can't right size the economics of they got to charge more for it so I read that kind of negatively what did the raising fees to sellers. But my guess is it's a mixture of things but it's largely driven that my guess is that this largely driven off of Just Rising. [37:17] You know Rising infrastructure costs have been rising shipping costs I mean Rising the two costs that they called out specifically on the earnings call my recall is correct is our steel costs because of all of that dish construction they're doing with their fulfillment centers and trucking services and so my guess is that they've they're doing is not necessarily the right size the economics is I think the economics are working but because they want to try to keep their unit economics relatively intact. And that's sort of the way I think they thought about the raising the price of prime it wasn't they did it because they could. It's they did because they sort of had to like the costs are rising it's just that what I found interesting in terms of pricing power is van acceleration in in Prime ads you know post that price increase like that and so does Netflix to me Netflix is essentially raise fees use the fees to you know generate more Revenue by more content is like a flywheel that they've worked with their make the service more bringing more users allows them to get a little bit raised money just a little bit more so it's not so much raising fees to extract excess profits it's raising fees to further accelerate growth and the value proposition is strong enough that they can do that and not lose customers that's that's that that there's this is subtle nuance and maybe it's too salty but but I think it's an important it's important difference it's not it's no it's raising pricing not to raise margins it's raising pricing to fuel growth. [38:46] And when you so either way it's good I happen to think you you want to the the better one is the latter one is a more impressive the latter one is more impressive because you're raising pricing just to Goose your margins you know you just put a Target on your back. Scot: [39:03] Reading the book made me nostalgic and maybe we'll do a little bit of a lightning round but one of the companies you wrote about that I kind of forgot about and those interesting was Zulily I remember when they came on the scene and we were all like. They were all blown away by how fast they could just get product up right they had this thing where they could. They could have most of those kids so they'd get like all these little kid models in there and throw some clothes on them take a picture and then like changed outfit take another so they could do something like you know thousand different products an hour or something. What's your recollection on Zulily. Mark: [39:40] She really is that was one of my calls that didn't work and. So I and I learned some lessons from that I think to me the lesson I drew a to do with value proposition they had wonderful cohort disclosure in their S1 when they went public I mean it was truly impressive. And you know the they also raise kind of an analytical question because the first it's not too dissimilar to stitch fix today the first three or four million customers were extremely happy the question is. Were there another three to four million customers that could be extremely happy and the problem that Zulily faced is that it customer value proposition had one major flaw which is that you couldn't return product if you didn't like it they didn't they didn't accept returns oh I'm sorry there were two problems and there was no Speedy Delivery you know you could get stuff in seven days and 20 days. That was good for the first day of the first three to four million customers who are fine with that you break into the mainstream and you mean I can't return something if I don't like it you mean I gotta wait how many days until I get something like that ended up. [40:45] And it was very hard being the survey you really had to go with gut instinct on that to realize in advance that they were going to hit a wall in their growth. Geez when you saw what happened to their growth rate when they went public it was Triple digits six quarters later they were doing 10 percent Revenue growth they hit the wall because the value proposition. Wasn't strong enough and then they end up going going private that to me was kind of a lesson which is you know the. [41:10] Growth was impressive but that value proposition if it's not if they hadn't they didn't have it nailed down and you knew from the beginning I knew from the beginning what the two Falls were I just I didn't know when it would hit them and hit them earlier than I thought so you know it gives us another reason to really focus on how compelling do you think this value proposition is how many you know will that can the can a customer base double given the existing value prop. And that's one of the big lessons if I spin it a little bit I mean that's to me is and Scott you look through this entire history like you know the first decade of the internet the king of online retail wasn't Amazon it was eBay and they had like six times seven times the market cap of Amazon that's completely changed and why is it change and I think in part it's because of the value prop I mean Amazon just beat him on price selection and convenience year in and year out and that really mattered but a more recent example in my book. [42:02] In literally and figuratively is doordash and GrubHub and that's example many people will will know but grub have that great business model wonderful investor Centric business model High margins and doordash had this you know generating tons of losses but they had the better value prop because they had more restaurants selection and the end of the day that they want and they were able to scale up and generate serve reasonable profits over time that was the case where my quick tag line is you know customer-centric companies. Beat investor Centric companies most of the time in market cap and market share Amazon versus eBay, GrubHub versus doordash those two examples really drilled that less than to me. Jason: [42:48] Yeah I've been fighting those companies because you know there. They're like increasingly overlapping with a lot of my Commerce clients and like you know a big. A big sort of disruption and commerce right now is all these ultra-fast delivery services and you know it seems pretty clear that doordash and Uber are both gonna want to play directly in that space so it seems like some of those those sectors are on a collision course to chase that Tam. Mark: [43:15] I think you're right Jason I also think Amazon I mean you're talking about logistics like that's Amazon's competency so whether you need to. Whether you're going to vertically integrate and do that or whether you going to do that virtually you know Foo you know a gig economy Network. I don't know which which is going to work better long-term but yeah and you know it's going to raise the bar and make it more and more expensive for anybody to operate in that in that segment I have a bias that Amazon in the end wins that but it's big enough of a market it's so early stage that you can have multiple winners for the next five years I don't know that you can have multiple winners for the next 10 years. Jason: [43:56] Yeah there was a funny question in the Amazon earnings call someone asked about ultra-fast delivery in the CFO kind of I thought brilliantly threw some shade on it he's like. He said something to the effect of we like where we are and ultrafast like we have one hour delivery on about 178,000 skews right now and we're you know we're going to continue to scale that and I don't know how many people follow this but all of the competitors in this space are are desperately trying to figure out how to do one hour delivery for like 7000 skus. So so like they're you know they definitely are gonna be able to leverage the infrastructure there and I'm sure they're making some big investments in that space too. Another area that's that's been kind of interesting lately and I know you've been following this little bit is obviously there are all these privacy changes and the depreciation of the third-party cookies and especially the IDF a you know mobile privacy changes. That Apple has instituted and that obviously had a pretty pronounced impact on the value of some companies like Snap recently A View you have a opinion there is that. Is that a blip or is that a systemic change. Mark: [45:08] I think it's a big pothole in the road. But it's not there but the but the it's a big pothole in the road but it's not a bridge that it's not a collapsed bridge that get that mountain out. Yeah so poor that hey yes. Yes it is yeah that's it that's pretty I mean that's a big pothole that idea Fay allowed Facebook to offer amazing attribution to millions and millions and millions of businesses and now that's gone and and and to their credit to Facebook's credit they warned about it for a year two snaps discredit they didn't warn about it ever and so that's why their stock went off you know 22 decline 25 percent whereas Facebook stock even the numbers came in weaker than expected you know kind of fell off to the 3% and by the way then is traded up above where it was at earnings time so what I mean very intrigued by is I think it will be a son of that idea of a. [46:12] You know child of idea say I like I think there's so much at stake here both from the advertising platforms like Facebook you know and Google's to some extent a little bit and Snapchat but also for you know the millions of marketers out there who you don't you were able to thank thanks to Facebook use of people's privacy data you know from right or wrong I mean that's what that's what they they did I mean this help Merchants really know which of their campaigns worked and allow them to you know run creative and that creative could be automatically you know a be tested abcdefgh like 8 times 8 different ways in which ever those creatives work best. You could actually beat successful one of them then you can just pivot all of the dollars behind that one campaign you know campaign h for campaign be your campaign e.e. and that's just a wonderful way to help these small businesses you know really succeed and that's been taken away now you know there's I think there's first a little bit of shock shoot I can't get the attribution I had I'm going to pull a my marketing dollars but marketers got a market. [47:13] And I think you're going to see those dollars come back and my guess is that Facebook and other companies are going to find some way to do. Better targeting they may not quite get to idea that a type of levels but they were going to be able to do some sort of audience targeting they also have a lot of first-party data but they'll be able to do it in a way that doesn't that you know respect people's privacy and yeah you'll see those dollars come back so that's why I referred to as a pothole I it's a big pothole it's but it's not that it's not a bridge that just collapsed you know you're going to be you can they can they got stuck in that pothole more than anybody else but you know the cranes there whatever they're getting a tow trucks they're they're getting out of it they got to do some nobody work they'll fix the car and it'll be back on the road in part because they've got the talent to do it but in part because there are millions of small businesses that are given to going to give them the incentive to do it because they'll get those marketing dollars back once they figure out some of the idea that a. Jason: [48:09] Yeah I always like to remind people that are like The Skys Falling on the advertising industry that you know. It wasn't very long ago that we had much worse targeting than than we have in digital even with idea of a I mean targeting used to be deciding which publication you were going to print your ad in. And they still got a lot of money in the advertising industry so like I kind of suspect that that marketers are going to figure out you know the best ways to invest their money even if it maybe isn't quite as. As real-time as people got used to for a short while. Mark: [48:42] I think you're right Jason. Scot: [48:45] So Mark you in the book you recap kind of this awesome 25-year career and you know one of the things I've learned is if you're in the game of making predictions you know that it's kind of humbling but then you kind of slowly but surely get better at it right you never get to kind of you know a hundred percent but over time you get better and like like for example you learned the lesson of. The companies that are customer focused to do better than investor focused think founder based in that kind of as you as you take those backward 25-year learnings and project them forward what are some of the things that you get excited about looking out the next five or ten years. Mark: [49:23] Well in terms of Trends even the next year or two I think whoever solves. Marketing attribution is going to be worth a lot more in two years than they are today just because there's so many businesses so many marketers that will pay for that. So I you know so that's that's kind of a debt that whoever whoever fills in the pothole that's going to be a very valuable company it's going to be a lot more valuable to years and it is today my guess is that there's gonna be Facebook so I'm interested in that then there's thing this thing called The Medic verse which I don't know this is just virtual reality just renamed do a Google Trends search on metaverse just watch that just spiked up in the last love so you know you kudos to the person who came up with that idea may be excited maybe Jason or Scott maybe was you I. Jason: [50:09] It's just a rebranded second life. Mark: [50:12] Okay and. But but you know the fact that it was two things that kind of struck me there's some pretty big companies throwing a lot of big money at metaverse you know Facebook Microsoft there's a bunch of others and then there's this Roblox generation people young people who are perfectly comfortable living in the meta verse in virtual reality and. [50:38] You know participating in concerts safely and you know and shopping and communicating and entertaining and learning. [50:49] And learning through the metaverse and so you know we knows 8 18 year olds you know get out into the real world you know they're going to be perfectly comfortable in the meadow verse maybe not the way you know not the way that we will naturally be but you know though they'll help us figure it out and so so I'm really intrigued by the metaverse I think it is going to take 5 to 10 years because that to really develop and I'm trying to trying to figure it out who the big winners are but but I'm very intrigued by that. [51:18] Yeah I'm also got one of those oculist you know I've gotten two different versions Generations the it's the iterations of the Oculus Rift and you know i-i've always it's kind of like when I first saw the Kindle you know the first Kindle I ever got was pretty darn kludgy but you know I just love the idea that you could just download any book on the your kludgy device will you know whenever you whenever you were in a Wi-Fi area and and I and you and you just saw how that device got better and better each iteration and so I just think about that with these with these virtual reality headsets I mean they're clumpy their clunky their kludgy it's kind of embarrassing to be have a picture of you taking them but you know just you can imagine already know how much they've improved over the last couple of years and just think ahead is it possible the next five to seven years it's going to be just it's going to be like putting on a pair of sunglasses I think that's what we should be thinking about if you can easily put on a pair of sunglasses and and enter the metaverse and have you know share a virtual you know in presence experience that sounds but that sounds odd or not but you can do that, I think a lot of people will do that and you know the education the work applications around that so I'm very intrigued by that. Jason: [52:28] So you're saying that that could be chewy.com to Google Glasses pets.com. Mark: [52:36] Yes yes I love that yes I hadn't thought about that way yeah and by the way I've got my Google Glass here you know I'm. Got that I got that early version I got the Amazon Fire Phone you know but just be the the early failures sometimes see these I mean they're kind of in the right direction I don't know exactly what there's a there's a backstory to Google Glass that we only partially know but anyway they have the concept is there and and you know the big iterations that these products do get better and as they get better easier cheaper lighter cooler you know like Main Street cooler not Silicon Valley cooler then then markets can appear. Scot: [53:17] I think that's something the three of us have in common I think the three of us are probably the only people that ordered and probably still own an Amazon Fire Phone. Jeff Ellis. Mark: [53:29] And I've Got My Socks.com puppet to it's in my office I put the hits I got it as a warning. Scot: [53:31] I have one of those too yeah we all I guess we all have one of those too. Jason: [53:36] That that puppet ended up being the most valuable asset from pets.com sidenote like I don't know if you followed it but there was there was there was a whole intellectual property fight with Triumph the comedy dog and all that stuff yeah. Unattended value unintended value creation. Scot: [53:53] Mark were you you know we've used up about an hour of your time we really appreciate you coming on the show to tell us about the book when's it come out where can people find it do you do you want them to order from that Seattle bookstore that we've been chatting about. Mark: [54:09] So yeah and thanks Scott Jason I've always enjoyed listening to your show I did tell you it beginning I your analysis recently all birds and Warby Parker I took the heart because I initiated Warby Parker as an analyst but I after after I've seen what your thoughts were on it. So thanks for having me on the show and to talk about the book nothing but Net 10 Timeless stock-picking lessons from one of wall Street's top Tech analyst I just like to nothing but net on a big Hoops fan. And my kids are hoops and that's been my email pack lines there's a lot of meaning for me in that that title it is available wherever fine literature is sold it is available on Amazon it's the it's a top bestseller now and in the business category so I've been I've been just it was just a it was a labor of love for me and throw like a chance to talk with both of you about it because you've lived through the sister just as much as I have and it's fascinating the lessons we can draw from. Jason: [55:01] Well Mark is been entirely our privilege and it's a great sign that you know just halfway through your career you had enough material for an amazing book so I can't wait to read the the sequel after the next half. Mark: [55:13] All right I will talk with will do it again in 25 years. Jason: [55:18] I'm booking it right now. Scot: [55:20] Bring our sock puppet are and pets.com puppets in our Amazon Fire Phone. Mark: [55:24] That's. Jason: [55:25] Yeah everyone else will be living in the metaverse at that point in no one's going to get it but it's cool. But Mark really appreciated your time and until next time happy commercing!

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief
November 22, 2021 | Daily News Brief | Shots Fired. One Annapolis Ball. Kudos to AACC.

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 14:45


Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle.   SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Solar Energy Services because solar should be in your future! The Kristi Neidhardt Team. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, give Kristi a call at 888-860-7369! And Hospice of the Chesapeake Today...Programming note...no DNB this Thursday or Friday!  Annapolis Police investigating shots that were fired taking out an apartment building's front door. Mayor Gavin Buckley is hosting a One Annapolis Ball to celebrate his win, tickets available for $100 on Eventbrite. Navy lost a heartbreaker 38-35, but it was an outstanding game. AACC is one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation competing for the Aspen Award. And Maryland's DNR has a locally sourced cookbook available!  Plus some pod news on a pair of bonus podcasts and our local business spotlights! Ann Alsina from CovingtonAlsina is here with your  Money Monday Report And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their APP so you can keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis  

Studs
(StudEd) LGBTQ+ Youth Advocate Zach Lowe

Studs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 66:39


Visit my Patreon to keep Studs going strong. If you can't spare a few, subscribe and leave a review. Either way, please share Studs with your people. Love y'all. Be kind and stay healthy.Kudos to Bob for a splendid conversation. Be sure to tune into Bob's Just Asking. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

NYSEA Sports Talk
Episode 122 - Pac-12 out of college football playoffs, Scott's Happy Valley experience, and Apple Cup and rivalry memories.

NYSEA Sports Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 52:01


Guests: Coaches, Dori Bennett, and Scott Laigo. Topics: Pac-12 out again, Scott in Happy Valley, Apple Cup stories, and more. Podcast: NYSEA radio on Spotify, Apple, iheart, Audacy, and many other platforms. Utah dismantled Oregon with a dominating performance this past weekend, and once again for the fifth consecutive season, the Pac-12 will not be a representative in the college football playoffs. A concern for college football as even Greg Sankey the SEC commissioner has been on record that their absence has not been good for the sport. Kudos to Kyle Whittingham and his Utes, as they show us once again that they are the class of the Pac-12. In his 18th season, coach Whittingham has led his team to the Pac-12 title game for the 3rdtime out of the last 4 seasons. Former football coach Scott Laigo travels to Happy Valley and shares his experiences being there. One of the great stories he shares is Penn State coach James Franklin speaking to his team about the Zac Stacey incident and his message to his players. In this week's Student-Athletes Advocates tidbits, Scott gives advice to the 2023 class and what student-athletes need to be prepared for. A must listen. As we wind down the regular season for college football, we look at one of the great rivalry weeks in sports. A game that began in 1900 and ended in a 5-5 tie. The Apple Cup is back. After not playing last year for the first time since 1944, Washington and Washington State renew their rivalry. A game that means everything for these two universities and their fan bases. This season a win for Washington State could lead to a Pac-12 title game. We share great stories and thoughts, from Drew Bledsoe, snowball fights, stuck cars in the snow, and frozen butt cheeks. What?! We also mentioned former 1994 Apple Cup MVP Derek Sparks and how we are thinking of our friend. We hope you enjoy the show and as always, we are thankful for our listeners.

Girl, We Need To Talk!
Episode 76: Yellowstone Season 4, Episode 3 "All I See Is You"

Girl, We Need To Talk!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 50:27


Girl, We need to talk about Yellowstone, Season 4, Episode 3: "All I See Is You"Ok- so let's get something straight- In this episode we refer to a couple of actors who we couldn't place- The first- Mark Pellegrino from American Rust- his instagram handle has "rosspelle" in the name, hence Krystle's weird name reference to Mark Paul Gosselaar (Yeah it's a stretch).Second- the actress that plays Mia is Eden Brolin- the daughter of prolific actor Josh Brolin, and of course, her famous grandfather, James Brolin (who, yes, is married to Babs herself, Barbara Streisand). Kudos to you Eden, you're a great actress, which is why we dislike your character as much as we do!Mayor of Kingstown is the new show on Peacock Plus that they've advertised heavily on commercials between Yellowstone, American Rust was on Showtime, and the podcast that Aleta refers to about the cult in Lake City is "You didn't Ask-The Podcast"-check it out!!Ok, so we do actually recap the Yellowstone episode too- discussing our mutual disdain for Monica & Mia, Moe's surprise (SPOILERS) family, and the haters talking about the show being boring- hey, there were guns a blazing in the beginning of the show haters, don't come at us! We also get to see a softer side of Walker, which was nice, since he's really starting to get under Lloyd's skin. Jimmy gets sent off with Travis and the crew down to Texas, and Beth realizes that maybe things aren't as they seem with Carter.So come along with us for this wild ride, take a listen!Click the link in our bio or search "Girl, We Need to Talk" wherever you get your podcasts!If you like what you hear, please rate, review, & subscribe!#yellowstonetv #americanrust #mayorofkingstown #edenbrolin #joshbrolin #jamesbrolin #kevincostner #bethandrip #theduttons #newpodcasts #newepisode

B.J. & The Bear
11/19/21 - HR 1: Tired B.J. & Bear - Grab Bag Friday - Jake Kocorowski (Badger Blitz) - Best Tweet (Kudos to AJ)

B.J. & The Bear

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 47:39


Marvel Movie Minute
Thor 034: Where Are All the Residents of Puente Antiguo?

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 36:52


Minute Thirty-Four: From a Cameo to a Day Off ‘Jovial' Jay Shepard digs around in the impact crater with us in this minute as we talk about wormholes and Puente Antiguo. In the thirty-fourth minute of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor... The townie who finds the impact crater turns out to be none other than J. Michael Straczynski. The connections are strong with this one as they relate to the Thor comics, Babylon 5, and more. We also talk about the nature of comic book creator cameos and how it's nice to see. (We don't get into the issues that these creators are having with Marvel over their creator rights, which is a huge topic for another day.) He runs down to the base of the impact crater and finds Mjølnir embedded in what looks like a block of cement. We debate the look of this prop because on the one hand, it allows the people interacting with it to really struggle but on the other hand, it looks manmade, not like something that would happen naturally from impact. To that end, it does allow for comparisons with the sword in the stone and the fact that no one can pull it free. But then we also now can judge each of these people trying to lift Mjølnir. Apparently, this town ain't worthy. As Straczynski tries to lift Mjølnir, the sound design kicks in with that sound we've come to know and love that we hear when Thor wields the hammer. But is it diagetic? Is this townie hearing the ringing sound too? We leave our time with the townie as he gives us a little ‘huh,' which is played so well. Kudos, Straczynski! Welcome to Puente Antiguo. Finally. As we bid adieu to the townie and Mjølnir for now, we find ourselves in the small town of Puente Antiguo, which means ‘old bridge' in Spanish. Turns out, they named it this because of how it works as a reflective opposite of Asgard. They built this town of Puente Antiguo at the Cerro Pelon Ranch, aka Cooks Ranch Filming Studio in Galisteo, NM. Turns out Tom Ford owns it and if you're on the market for your own movie ranch, you can buy it from him right now! The elevation of Puente Antiguo matches that of Galisteo. That doesn't track at all based on the mileage from Albuquerque we saw in the One-Shot A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer. The population of Puente Antiguo doesn't make sense at all either. It's over 2000 people which, for this small a town, makes no sense. Even Galisteo only has a population just over 200 people. Where do all these people live? Were they just trying to make it seem like more lives were in danger here in Puente Antiguo when the Destroyer arrives? Hey, they've got at least one big chain! The town is big enough to have a 7-11, but it really feels like a Flying J would make more sense. Then again, why would people drive here? It feels so isolated. We point out the newsstand, the liquor store, and a very prominent billboard advertising the great state of New Mexico while also dropping another comic reference. And of course Smith Motors stands at the end of the main drag, essentially filling in for Valaskjalf in this small town. It's a fantastic design as a defunct car dealership here in Puente Antiguo with a star on top. We love it! The billboard looks like some information has been redacted. Was that left accidentally as something they forgot to clean up? Or was it intentional and meant to be something perhaps graffitied on there? Jane, Erik and Darcy busy themselves in Smith Motors at the end of Puente Antiguo's main street. We join them here where clearly Jane has made her temporary workspace. But is that a crew person in a hammock we see in the next building over? Darcy works overtime in this scene as our audience surrogate because Jane and Erik talk about the possibility of an Einstein-Rosen Bridge, or a wormhole. Erik explains to her what that means, so he's essentially explaining it to us. Are superhero films science fiction? Or are they their own genre that happen to be pulling science fiction elements in to enhance the story? The dialogue here feels like the screenwriters had some scientific conversations with people who understand this stuff far better than we do to make sure it sounded somewhat accurate and possible. We talk about impact craters, Straczynski, Puente Antiguo, Einstein-Rosen Bridges, and more in this minute. Tune in! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Watch this film: iTunes • Amazon • Netflix • YouTube • Disney+ Join the conversation on Discord Script Transcript Trailer #1 Trailer #2 Poster artwork Original Material ‘Jovial' Jay Shepard at MCU:Location Scout and Retrozap

The No Name RC Podcast
Show #153 The No Name RC Podcast AMS 12.0 Recap and Lefty & Max Ask JQ THE BIG QUESTION

The No Name RC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 156:43


What's going on everyone !!! Wow what a weekend of racing we had and Congratul;ations to Dakota Phend  on a Dominating Nitro Buggy performance at the AMS 12.0 and to all the people that went and gave this new format a chance Kudos to all of you !  Big shout out to the Dave Leikum and RaceTime Ent crew for thinking outside of the box and doing things differently, good job!! Also a great track by Bobby Moore and Trackmasters that 6 pack looked so gnarly !!!! Thank you to all that joined in on our daily live recaps of the race and to those that joined us for a watch party in Discord that was a lot of fun ! Max and Lefty also grill JQ on the rumors of David Ronnefalk going to Mayako and well you guys be the judge we still don't have a proper answer!! We answer your Beach RC Questions and just have fun on the podcast as we took an in depth look at AMS 12.0 We hope you enjoy the pod and please remember to share, comment, like, dislike, leave reviews and also hit the Sub and Notification button on YouTube. It all helps the NNRC get into the stratosphere! Don't forget to check out the Invisible Speed Online course here : https://invisiblespeed.net/   Join the NNRC Discord here: https://discord.gg/Kmpbffpy2e   Thank you to the Patrons of the NNRC for the extra support you guys help keep these bills paid if you wish to become a patron of the pod you can do that here: https://www.patreon.com/NNRCPodcast   You can find all of social media and podcast app links as well as all of our sponsors and YouTube Channel here; https://linktr.ee/TheNoNameRCPodcast   Thank you to all the sponsors of the podcast for supporting what we do. Please show them love as showing the sponsors love shows the NNRC love and you can save money also!   Mayako  www.mayako.com Maximum focus on you.  Focus on quality, not quantity.  Exceptional after sale support with our Mayako Service Centers.   No Mayako sponsorship program - instead a membership program for sincerely committed racers. Follow @mayako.official on Facebook and YouTube for more information in the coming weeks.   Please follow them on mayako.official on Instagram, and like Mayako on Facebook.   TNR Fuels https://www.tnrfuels.com/ Nitro is the Glory and TNR Fuels is a fuel company that is family owned and run by a racer for racers. Thank you to Chris Nelson and his family for the support of the NNRC if you are interested in TNR Fuels please check their Facebook or their website  https://www.tnrfuels.com/   Hitec RCD https://www.hitecrcd.com/ Since 1983, Hitec RCD has been an industry leader in engineering and manufacturing radio control systems, servos and telemetry components. Our team of top engineers have researched and developed the most superior servo technologies in order to bring the highest level of performance and reliability to your hobby. Along with Hitec's rock-solid reputation for quality products, including an extensive charger line, we have a dedicated customer service team available to offer constant support.  Trust in Hitec -  YOUR Servo and Charger Headquarters.   Lugz RC Racing https://www.lugzracing.com/ Lugz Racing has over 55 years of combined experience in RC Lugz has been testing treads, wheels and rubber for performance. Lugz E-Con Tires were developed with racing budgets in mind. High quality but lower costs means savings can be passed on. Lugz Race Tires provide pure performance, made using Lugz custom molds and proprietary rubber compound.  Tires available in medium, soft, super soft and mega soft.  And now Longwear  Visit www.Lugzracing.com Save $$$ with promo code NNRCLUGZ     Beach RC www.beachrc.com?aff=327 Beach RC Bench Racing  Facebook Questions - Please use our Beach RC Affiliate Link to help show the Podcast some love.     www.beachrc.com?aff=327 Beach RC the racers one stop online shop. Choose from all the popular brands and variety in stock with fast shipping and great customer service. Beach RC still has the local hobby shop feel with all the benefits of the internet. Beach RC is the exclusive distributor for Ultimate Racing, JQ Racing, ProCircuit Racing Tires, Nitrolux Fuel and Assault RC Performance Products. So fill up your cart and check out Beach RC today.   Tekno RC  www.teknorc.com Tekno RC is a premium manufacturer specializing in competitive, dependable and affordable 1/8th and 1/10th scale buggies and trucks for racers and RC enthusiasts. Visit www.teknorc.com for a complete catalog of their vehicles, parts, hop ups and accessories.   Donathen RC Custom Charging Cables www.drsproshop.com  Donathen RC makes the best quality and fully custom charging cables for all your RC and phone charging needs. If you are interested in getting some leads you can visit the DRC Pro Shop and use coupon code noname10 to save 10% off orders 50 bucks or more!    Sun City RC  Thank you to Joey, Christian and Corbyn Showers for their support they no bring the NNRC Listeners the RC Thought of The Week. This week it the question is Why Are We Fascinated by remotely controlling these cars. What is it that fascinates us. Check out SCRC's Facebook page and if you are in El Paso stop by and turn some laps at their great facility: https://www.facebook.com/groups/431664950523927/   JQ Racing www.jqracingusa.com  The JQ Racing Rant Against the Odds Be A Part Of A Team Not Just A Number   Papa Willy's Traxion Tonic  www.papawillys.net Papa Willy's Traxion Tonic has you covered for your RC Tire Traction needs. Whether you race on carpet, concrete or dirt - loose dirt,dry slick or high grip surfaces, Papa Willy's Traxion Tonic Cures Poor Traction.  Benefits of using Papa Willy's Traxion Tonic include: More Traction, Long Lasting, Light Tire Wear, Sweet Scent, Clean Application, Fast Acting, Fresh Feel Papa Willy's Traxion Tonic is also safe on foam inserts and does not deteriorate tire glue Find and follow Papa Willy's Traxion Tonic on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website at www.papawillys.net Use promo code “NNRC” at checkout for 10% off. "Prepare for Victory with Papa Willy's Traxion Tonic"   Race Craft USA  https://www.racecraft-usa.com/ Get pitted !!! Get yourself a Command Module and clean your pit space up !! Check out Race Craft USA on IG or FB contact them and Use Promo code NNRCSQUAD to save 10% off orde  

Fight Disciples Podcast
546: MAXIMUS PRIME

Fight Disciples Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 65:34


Max Holloway is only 29 years of age and in the prime of his fighting career! For many he's the best ever featherweight and on Saturday he showed why he is regarded as so providing yet again a stellar performance. Kudos must go to his opponent Yair Rodriguez, who having been out for two years, managed to hear the final hooter in a captivating fight. We review the weekends action as well as discussing the major talking points this week involving Jorge Masvidal being out of UFC269. FIGHT DISCIPLES IS A MULTI AWARD WINNING PODCAST WINNERS OF THE BEST SPORT PODCAST AT THE BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2017 AND 2018 *Please leave a review on iTunes http://apple.co/2wijpC1 *Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/fightdisciples *Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/fightdisciples *Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/thefightdisciples *Subscribe on YouTube www.youtube.com/fightdisciples #FIGHT #BOXING #MMA #UFC #UFCVEGAS42 #UFC269 #MAXHOLLOWAY #CONORMCGREGOR #HOLLOWAYRODRIGUEZ 

Unswaddled
Episode # 34: The impact of diapers on the environment (and baby bums) with Kudos

Unswaddled

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 39:30


Why are we having an episode devoted to diapers?  The average kid is in diapers for 2.5 years.  That's 6,000-7,000 diapers. Baby bums are in a diaper for a long time, so we want to know what what we're working with! After Amrita Saigal and Jim Keighley worked together at P&G, their paths diverged to sanitary pad innovation in India and pioneering diaper engineering in the US. Retirement is not one of Jim's strong suits, so he joined Amrita's mission to disrupt the diaper industry with Kudos. Have questions about up-the-back blow-outs? Wonder if overnight diapers are scams? Do you know what the four causes of diaper rash are? Do you know if your current diapers have plastic or cotton touching your baby's bum? Is your diaper biodegradable? What should you truly look for when considering a diaper? Beyond these questions on the brains of many parents, Jamie digs into fascinating concepts concerning diapers.   After a brief history of diapers (yes, at one point they were huge and yes they tried to do male vs. female diapers), join Jamie in learning about: -Environmental impacts associated with all types of diaper materials (diapers are the third largest contributor to landfill waste!) -Plastic vs. Bamboo -Lingo like gasketing, no-motion zones, and super absorbers Jim created diapers as we know them today since 1976.  With Amrita and the Kudos team he is pioneering a sustainable, eco-friendly, and BUM-FRIENDLY diaper one day at a time. 
 Keep a watch out for Kudos to launch pull-ups and be sure to use our discount code (noted in episode) to try at https://mykudos.com We are so happy to shine light on a product that we actually love and are using ourselves… baby Eloise's bum is happy at home with Emily on maternity leave. As always, thank you to our sponsors.  This episode is brought to you by Fidelity 529.   https://www.fidelity.com/529-plans/massachusetts Keep your diaper questions coming @KudosToBaby and @NurtureByNAPS

On-The-Go Podcast
76. Re-cap with Rafael Ochoa. Coastal Keepers. Orca Media Agency. Crypto buzz. New Location

On-The-Go Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 47:48


And we're back. With a mission. To re-cap, our recent co-host Ralf, joined us to touch base on what we've been up to and to start, we want to highlight the selfless mission he and his team with Coastal Keepers have initiated and the movement they have developed Not often you see creators doing something selfless and out of ordinary like that so Kudos to them and the crew and everyone getting involved. We also talked about the launch of an agency for Charles because of starting this podcast and as well crypto and the buzz behind it for fun Keep up with the Coastal Keepers! Instagram.com/coastalkeepers --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/voicednow/support

Politics Done Right
Kudos to Liz Cheney. Arturo Dominguez on Latino/1619 Project issues. Worker power. CRT on KPFT.

Politics Done Right

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 50:19


Liz Cheney is bad for policies but a patriot. Racial Justice Advocacy Journalist Arturo Dominguez on Latinos & 1619 project. We stand with workers. Liz Cheney: Republicans are willing hostages to Trump and are domestic threats: Congresswoman Liz Cheney did not mince her words as she called out her Republican colleagues as willing hostages to Trump and are endangering the nation. Arturo Dominguez, Racial Justice Advocacy Journalist, on Latino 1619 project issues: Racial Justice Advocacy Journalist Arturo Dominguez challenges Latinos and others critical of the 1619 project & #WEOC. Ari Melber in one segment highlights growing empowered workers against bad jobs and employers. Democrats' path to victory. This Republican helps. High school student on CRT. Economic truths: LIVE on KPFT 90.1 FM: Democrats, Georgia not Virginia is the path. A young person on CRT. They are wrong on economy & inflation. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support

Zaslow, Romberg & Amber
11-02-2021 - Brian Scalabrine

Zaslow, Romberg & Amber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 13:09


Brian Scalabrine talks Celtics, parity in The East and Kudos to The Heat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Game On Wisconsin
Quick Slants Podcast: Packers Atop the NFL

Game On Wisconsin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 21:27


The Packers have the NFL's longest winning streak at 7 games and sit atop the league with the best record. Kudos to the roster depth and head coach Matt LaFleur for putting together an incredible culture. Will the Packers add another player at the trade deadline? Check out Game On Wisconsin. Subscribe to our YouTube page, Like us on Facebook, join our Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/game-on-wisconsin/support

The Onside Zone with Big O
Podcast Sunday Miami Dolphins Pre - Game - Kudos To Manny Diaz 10 31 2021

The Onside Zone with Big O

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 5:23


Big O looks at the Miami Hurricanes big win yesterday & what it meant to Manny Diaz.

The Onside Zone with Big O
Podcast Friday - Kudos To The Miami Herald 10 29 2021

The Onside Zone with Big O

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 12:30


Big O says Kudos to Miami Herald

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes
In the News.. Israel implant for type 2, sports study for T1D kids, Tidepool period project and more!

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 5:44


This week, In the News our top stories include: Israeli researchers test an implant for type 2 remission, a new sports study looks at kids with type 1 on multiple daily injections, a new camera app to turn your old meter into high-tech info, the Tidepool period project, type 1 in the World Series and more! Join us LIVE every Wednesday at 4:30pm EDT Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go! Episode transcription below: Click here for iPhone      Click here for Android Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I'm Stacey Simms and these are the top diabetes stories and headlines of the past seven days. As always, I'm going to link up my sources in the Facebook comments – where we are live – we are also Live on YouTube and in the show notes at d-c dot com when this airs as a podcast.. XX In the News is brought to you by Real Good Foods! Find their breakfast line and all of their great products in your local grocery store, Target or Costco. XX Our top story: Lucky mice but will it work in people? Israeli scientists say they have a one-time implant that brings blood glucose into non-diabetic range. The implant is healthy tissue grown in a lab – the glucose dropped by an average of 26-percent and stayed there the four months of the study. The engineered cells absorbed sugar, improved glucose levels and also improved absorption in other muscle cells. Long way to go before this is tried in people. https://www.timesofisrael.com/diabetes-reversed-in-mice-for-4-months-after-one-time-implant-from-israeli-lab/ XX Sports and kids with type 1 can be a tough balance, especially on multiple daily injections. A new study called the Car-2-Diab trial looked at what changes work well for teens during exercise. There's a lot here, so I'd urge you to follow the link I'll provide, but basically everyone in this small study experienced overnight hypos and some high BG just after exercise. The most common fix was a drop in total basal insulin. These researchers say sports and type 1 have a – quote - “irreducible level of confounding factors.” Which.. from personal experience, I can say.. I agree. https://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/home/topics/diabetes/type-1-diabetes/execise-impacts-insulin-doses-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes/ XX Big new study about Medtronic's 780G pump, available in Europe and in front of the US FDA right now. This looked at 3200 kids age 15 and younger. Time in range was 74% overall and overnight 82%. The 780G uses the Guardian Sensor 3 as a hybrid closed loop where you still bolus for meals. Overall these kids saw a 12-percent bump up in time in range.. which is a better boost than Medtronic's first hybrid closed loop system, the 670G. https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/medtronic-s-newest-minimed-insulin-pump-improves-glycemic-control-children-study XX Good write up about adults with type 1 which make up more than half of all new cases of type 1. This summary in the ADA publication Diabetes Care shows that there are big differences between adult and childhood onset, many of which aren't understood. This also points out that misdiagnosis occurs in nearly 40% of adults with new type 1 diabetes, with the risk of error increasing with age. https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/44/11/2449 XX New app to retrofit a regular old blood glucose meter and make it a bit more high tech. Computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers can read and record the glucose levels, time and date displayed on a typical glucose test.. it does this with just the camera on a mobile phone. The technology, which doesn't require an internet or Bluetooth connection, works for any type of glucose meter, in any orientation and in a variety of light levels. The app is called Gluco-Rx Vision. You think about a lot of the services and programs that have popped up that require Bluetooth and remote monitoring – this helps people take advantage without having to buy a new meter. https://www.myvetcandy.com/newsblog/2020/11/14/computer-vision-app-allows-easier-monitoring-of-diabetes XX Tidepool gets a boost for it's Period Project… from Amazon. The Tidepool Period Project is trying to address the unmet needs of people with diabetes who menstruate. This funding from Amazon Web Services will go to supporting prototype concepts and user interface designs at Tidepool. There's not a lot of data on diabetes and periods despite the fact that we all pretty much know anecdotally that there's a lot going on in terms of glucose levels and hormones. Kudos to Tidepool for gathering this info for future research. https://www.thedailytimes.com/business/diabetes-and-femtech-intersection---tidepool-receives-aws-financial-support-for-tidepool-period-project/article_7b5c40fb-3020-5428-aa0b-69ea242675ec.html XX More to come, including diabetes in the world series.. But first, I want to tell you about one of our great sponsors who helps make Diabetes Connections possible. Real Good Foods. Where the mission is Be Real Good They make nutritious foods— grain free, high in protein, never added sugar and from real ingredients—we really like their breakfast line.. although Benny rarely eats the waffles or breakfast sandwiches for breakfast.. it's usually after school or late night. Or sometimes it's dinner. You can buy Real Good Foods online or find a store near you with their locator right on the website. I'll put a link in the FB comments and as always at d-c dot com. Back to the news… And it's sports news! As of this taping the Atlanta Braves have won Game 1 of the World Series.. with Adam Duvall getting a 2-run home run. We've high-lighted Duvall here before.. he was diagnosed with type 1 at age 23. We've seen a lot of posts on social media of him taking the time to meet with families during the season, signing autographs and taking photos with his pump. Good stuff. -- And finally.. Just as the newest Apple watch was released - without blood glucose monitoring.. rumors are already swirling about the next version of the watch. As we've said.. you'll know it's real when they start clinical trials.. but Dexcom's Chief Technology officer talked to me this week about their new agreement with Garmin and looked ahead to the G7 and possible non invasive blood glucose monitoring. Interesting stuff you can listen to wherever you get your podcasts or if you're listening to this as a podcast, just go back an episode. That's In the News for this week.. if you like it, please share it! Thanks for joining me! See you back here soon.

Python Bytes
#256 And the best open source project prize goes to ...

Python Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 59:36


Watch the live stream: Watch on YouTube About the show Sponsored by Shortcut - Get started at shortcut.com/pythonbytes Special guest: The Anthony Shaw Michael #0: It's episode 2^8 (nearly 5 years of podcasting) Brian #1: Where does all the effort go?: Looking at Python core developer activity Łukasz Langa A look into CPython repository history and PR data Also, nice example of datasette in action and lots of SQL queries. The data, as well as the process, is open for anyone to look at. Cool that the process was listed in the article, including helper scripts used. Timeframe for data is since Feb 10, 2017, when source moved to GitHub, through Oct 9, 2021. However, some queries in the article are tighter than that. Queries Files involved in PRs since 1/1/20 top is ceval.c with 259 merged PRs Contributors by number of merged PRs lots of familiar names in the top 50, along with some bots it'd be fun to talk with someone about the bots used to help the Python project nice note: “Clearly, it pays to be a bot … or a release manager since this naturally causes you to make a lot of commits. But Victor Stinner and Serhiy Storchaka are neither of these things and still generate amazing amounts of activity. Kudos! In any case, this is no competition but it was still interesting to see who makes all these recent changes.” Who contributed where? Neat. There's a self reported Experts Index in the very nice Python Developer's Guide. But some libraries don't have anyone listed. The data does though. Łukasz generated a top-5 list for each file. Contributing to some file and have a question. These folks may be able to help. Averages for PR activity core developer authoring and merging their own PR takes on average ~7 days (std dev ±41.96 days); core developer authoring a PR which was merged by somebody else takes on average 20.12 days (std dev ±77.36 days); community member-authored PRs get merged on average after 19.51 days (std dev ±81.74 days). Interesting note on those std deviations: “Well, if we were a company selling code review services, this standard deviation value would be an alarmingly large result. But in our situation which is almost entirely volunteer-driven, the goal of my analysis is to just observe and record data. The large standard deviation reflects the large amount of variation but isn't necessarily something to worry about. We could do better with more funding but fundamentally our biggest priority is keeping CPython stable. Certain care with integrating changes is required. Erring on the side of caution seems like a wise thing to do.” More questions to be asked, especially from the issue tracker Which libraries require most maintenance? Michael #2: Why you shouldn't invoke setup.py directly By Paul Ganssle (from Talk Python #271: Unlock the mysteries of time, Python's datetime that is!) In response to conversation in Talk Python's cibuildwheel episode? For a long time, setuptools and distutils were the only game in town when it came to creating Python packages You write a setup.py file that invokes the setup() method, you get a Makefile-like interface exposed by invoking python setup.py [HTML_REMOVED] The last few years all direct invocations of setup.py are effectively deprecated in favor of invocations via purpose-built and/or standards-based CLI tools like pip, build and tox. In Python 2.0, the distutils module was introduced as a standard way to convert Python source code into *nix distro packages One major problem with this approach, though, is that every Python package must use distutils and only distutils — there was no standard way for a package author to make it clear that you need other packages in order to build or test your package. => Setuptools Works, but sometimes you need requirements before the install (see cython example) A build backend is something like setuptools or flit, which is a library that knows how to take a source tree and turn it into a distributable artifact — a source distribution or a wheel. A build frontend is something like pip or build, which is a program (usually a CLI tool) that orchestrates the build environment and invokes the build backend In this taxonomy, setuptools has historically been both a backend and a frontend - that said, setuptools is a terrible frontend. It does not implement PEP 517 or PEP 518's requirements for build frontends Why am I not seeing deprecation warnings? Use build package. Also can be replaced by tox, nox or even a Makefile Probably should just check out the summary table. Anthony #3: OpenTelemetry is going stable soon Cloud Native Computing Foundation project for cross-language event tracing, performance tracing, logging and sampling for distributed applications. Engineers from Microsoft, Amazon, Splunk, Google, Elastic, New Relic and others working on standards and specification. Formed through a merger of the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. Python SDK supports instrumentation of lots of frameworks, like Flask, Django, FastAPI (ASGI), and ORMs like SQLalchemy, or templating engines. All data can then be exported onto various platforms : NewRelic, Prometheus, Jaeger, DataDog, Azure Monitor, Google Cloud Monitoring. If you want to get started and play around, checkout the rich console exporter I submitted recently. Brian #4: Understanding all of Python, through its builtins Tushar Sadhwani I really enjoyed the discussion before he actually got to the builtins. LEGB rule defines the order of scopes in which variables are looked up in Python. Local, Enclosing (nonlocal), Global, Builtin Understanding LEGB is a good thing to do for Python beginners or advanced beginners. Takes a lot of the mystery away. Also that all the builtins are in one The rest is a quick scan through the entire list. It's not detailed everywhere, but pulls over scenic viewpoints at regular intervals to discuss interesting parts of builtins. Grouped reasonably. Not alphabetical Constants: There's exactly 5 constants: True, False, None, Ellipsis, and NotImplemented. globals and locals: Where everything is stored bytearray and memoryview: Better byte interfaces bin, hex, oct, ord, chr and ascii: Basic conversions … Well, it's a really long article, so I suggest jumping around and reading a section or two, or three. Luckily there's a nice TOC at the top. Michael #5: FastAPI, Dask, and more Python goodies win best open source titles Things that stood out to me FastAPI Dask Windows Terminal minikube - Kubernetes cluster on your PC OBS Studio Anthony #6: Notes From the Meeting On Python GIL Removal Between Python Core and Sam Gross Following on from last week's share on the “nogil” branch by Sam Gross, the Core Dev sprint included an interview. Targeted to 3.9 (alpha 3!), needs to at least be updated to 3.9.7. Nogil: Replaces pymalloc with mimalloc for thread safety Ties objects to the thread that created them witha. non-atomic local reference count within the owner thread Allows for (slower) reference counting from other threads. Immortalized some objects so that references never get inc/dec'ed like True, False, None, etc. Deferred reference counting Adjusts the GC to wait for all threads to pause at a safe point, doesn't wait for I/O blocked threads and constructs a list of objects to deallocate using mimalloc Relocates the MRO to a thread local (instead of process-local) to avoid contention on ref counting Modifies the builtin collections to be thread-safe (lists, dictionaries, etc,) since they could be shared across threads. IMHO, biggest thing to happen to Python in 5 years. Encouragingly, Sam was invited to be a Core Dev and Lukasz will mentor him! Extras Michael Python Developers Survey 2021 is open More PyPI CLI updates bump2version via Bahram Aghaei (youtube comment) Was there a bee stuck in Brian's mic last time? Brian PyCon US 2022 CFP is open until Dec 20 Python Testing with pytest, 2nd edition, Beta 7.0 All chapters now there. (Final chapter was “Advanced Parametrization”) It's in technical review phase now. If reading, please skip ahead to the chapter you really care about and submit errata if you find anything confusing. Joke:

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast
A list of questions for Scrum Master self-evaluation | Gonçalo Valverde

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 11:36


Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. What are some of the questions we can ask ourselves to evaluate our work? Gonçalo shares some of the questions he asks himself, and we discuss how critical it is to evaluate the relationship between the team and the Product Owner. In this segment, we refer to #NoEstimates, a topic we've covered before here on the podcast.  Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: The small add-ons that make retrospectives awesome There are many ways to facilitate great retrospectives. The format of the retro will influence the success of the retro, but so will the small exercises we use for check-in or check-out. In this segment, we introduce shared visual board like Jamboard or Mural, the use of breakout rooms, Liberating Structures, Kudos, the Core Protocols (which have been featured on the podcast before) and small add-ons that make retrospectives awesome for the team! In this segment, we also refer to the episodes recorded with Dov Tsal.  Do you wish you had decades of experience? Learn from the Best Scrum Masters In The World, Today! The Tips from the Trenches - Scrum Master edition audiobook includes hours of audio interviews with SM's that have decades of experience: from Mike Cohn to Linda Rising, Christopher Avery, and many more. Super-experienced Scrum Masters share their hard-earned lessons with you. Learn those today, make your teams awesome!   About Gonçalo Valverde Gonçalo is an Agile Coach from Portugal working with teams and organizations in their continuous improvement journey. As a keen amateur photographer, he learned that less is more and how constraints help one focus on the outcomes. He's also a co-organizer of Agile Coach Camp Portugal.  You can link with Gonçalo Valverde on LinkedIn and connect with Gonçalo Valverde on Twitter.

This Week in Blernsball
Episode 76 - Don't Forget About Bob Dole!

This Week in Blernsball

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 49:54


Apologies for the audio quality, the Internet Ninjas had it in for us this week! The Red Sox were this close to taking a commanding series lead, and then blew it in the ninth inning to let Houston tie the ALCS 2-2 last night. How will their pitching respond in Game 5? Will their hitting continue to be red hot as the series progresses? Atlanta was on the verge of going up 3-0 in the NLCS, but some Hollywood Heroics from Cody Bellinger and Mooky Betts brought LA back into the series. Who takes the next game? MLB made some big moves for MiLB players this week, guaranteeing free lodging for players on Minor League teams starting next season. Kudos! DC Fandome was this week, we talk all things The Batman, Flashpoint and much much more! This Week's Simpsonrama Episodes of the Week: Treehouse of Horror IX (Jacob), Treehouse of Horror VIII (Ben)

The Ben Maller Show
SPECIAL PREVIEW - Straight Fire w/ Jason McIntyre - Kyrie Irving Continues to Lose Credibility + NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala

The Ben Maller Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 55:32


On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a deep dive into the Brooklyn Nets' decision to keep Kyrie Irving away from the team as he refuses to adhere to vaccine mandate ordinances in New York. The Nets are trying to build a culture, and they decided they don't want a part-time player. Kudos to Brooklyn for realizing that it's better to be without Kyrie altogether than to essentially force themselves to have 2 fundamentally different approaches to the season if they had kept him. What's more, Kyrie lost all credibility when he leaked to the media that his reason for not getting the jab was because he wanted to be the ‘voice for the voiceless'…. without ever actually putting his name on it. This man continues to confound. Later, NFL Network reporter and podcast host Aditi Kinkhabwala swings by to discuss how they both got started in the sports media world and how it has evolved over the years, why the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers should provide the blueprint for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, how the Steelers' refusal to address the offensive line has proven to be a massive mistake, why she likes the Buffalo Bills as the best team in the AFC right now, why Jon Gruden's e-mail leak is the probably just the tip of the iceberg and why she expects more details to come to light surrounding the Washington Football Team investigation, why most candidates can't be too choosy when it comes to head coaching vacancies, and much more!  Click here to subscribe, rate and review all of the latest Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre
Kyrie Irving Continues to Lose Credibility + NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala

Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 55:32


On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a deep dive into the Brooklyn Nets' decision to keep Kyrie Irving away from the team as he refuses to adhere to vaccine mandate ordinances in New York. The Nets are trying to build a culture, and they decided they don't want a part-time player. Kudos to Brooklyn for realizing that it's better to be without Kyrie altogether than to essentially force themselves to have 2 fundamentally different approaches to the season if they had kept him. What's more, Kyrie lost all credibility when he leaked to the media that his reason for not getting the jab was because he wanted to be the ‘voice for the voiceless'…. without ever actually putting his name on it. This man continues to confound. Later, NFL Network reporter and podcast host Aditi Kinkhabwala swings by to discuss how they both got started in the sports media world and how it has evolved over the years, why the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers should provide the blueprint for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, how the Steelers' refusal to address the offensive line has proven to be a massive mistake, why she likes the Buffalo Bills as the best team in the AFC right now, why Jon Gruden's e-mail leak is the probably just the tip of the iceberg and why she expects more details to come to light surrounding the Washington Football Team investigation, why most candidates can't be too choosy when it comes to head coaching vacancies, and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Rule Breaker Investing
September Mailbag: Different, But The Same

Rule Breaker Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 80:39


Sports, investing, and character.... Crypto without the currency.... Kudos for Candyland.... And of course, your pet peeves. This month's mailbag is unlike any other. Just like all the others.

The Life Stylist
The Psychology of Stress: Healing Trauma & Turning Off Triggers w/ Dr. David Rabin #370

The Life Stylist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 179:13


Dr. David Rabin is a conscious innovator dedicated to elevating human consciousness through our inherent ability and right (last time I checked) to heal the monkey mind we're collectively drowning in. Right now, we're jacked up on a pyramid of addictions, from physical substances and devices to other, less tangible habits, such as moral echo chambers and negative bias. In this enlightening physiological voyage with Dr. Rabin, we consider the potential to create space between triggers and actions in our shared mission to make peace with peace.  One way I have been tuning in to the body and confronting my “fight or flight” sympathetic nervous response is with Apollo: a novel touch therapy device that emits gentle waves of vibration, scientifically proven to improve your resilience to stress. Kudos for pushing the envelope of psychological possibilities forward in the offset of the pandemic, and maintaining a tight-knit team throughout this fiasco. The scientific research on Apollo is fascinating – so intriguing, we nearly didn't have time to touch on a few fan fave topics, such as psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and the neurobiology of belief. Prepare for some jaw-dropping facts in this one.  After diving into the science, you're probably going to want to check the Apollo out for yourself, so head to https://apolloneuro.com/lukestorey for a sweet 15% discount.    05:15 — Launching Apollo Into the World Selling out the first batch of devices just before the world shut down Protecting company culture during the pandemic, and scaling a team remotely  Dr. Rabin's private practice and building trust with clients Ketamine-assisted therapy training    19:00 — Therapy as a Vehicle for Change Talk therapy and feedback Why you need to feel safe in order to create opportunities to change  Putting your thoughts into question    44:32 — The Principle of Self Enquiry  Facing emotional fears, and growing from awareness Why cancel-culture is not helping anyone, and the real way to cultivate inner or collective peace Humor and sublimation: the way out of projection  How technology can help us become more human  The amygdala, detecting threats, and our stress response   1:18:48 — How Apollo Works  Delivering sense of safety in a stressful environment  The scientific correlation between music, the mind, and your mood Why we need touch to feel in community  How Apollo helped Dr. Rubin conquer performance anxiety  The fascinating takeaways from years researching Apollo Breath  Try Apollo for yourself at apollonuero.com and use code “LUKE15” for 15%   1:57:30 —The Peaks and Pitfalls of Psychedelics  Current legislation on psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine  Taking responsibility to use psychedelics effectively  IV DMT clinical trials, and the potential for it to be patented Navigating psychedelics with a healthy dose of excitement and caution  Why dosage really matters Why you need to read: PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story Examining the 2C family    More about this episode. Watch it on YouTube. Connect with Luke on social media to learn how to take your lifestyle to the next level, plus catch exclusive live interviews & events: INSTAGRAM - @lukestorey // instagram.com/lukestorey/ FACEBOOK - facebook.com/MrLukeStorey/ TWITTER - @MrLukeStorey // twitter.com/MRLUKESTOREY YOUTUBE - youtube.com/c/LukeStorey THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: JOOVV. A new generation of Joovv devices are here, and I am stoked. They're sleeker, lighter, easier to set up, and allow you to stand 3x further away from the device while still getting the recommended dosage. There's also a new ambient mode to help you wind down at the end of the day, and a recovery mode that will help you rejuvenate after a tough workout. If you are ready to get a new Joovv device, you can get a discount for a limited time over at Joovv.com/luke.   AND...   Water and Wellness. I take my water very seriously and use Water and Wellness to ensure my H2O is pure, toxin-free, and mineral-rich. Their team has crafted a portfolio backed by decades of research and phenomenal results. My house is set up with their RO, countertop water filter, AquaTru, and my cupboards are stocked with Quinton to keep me hydrated and healthy daily. Just one set of filters makes the equivalent of 4,500 water bottles, so you're saving on plastic too. Head to waterandwellness.com/storey and get the AquaTru system + one set of replacement filters + a free 30-day supply of Quinton sea mineral sachets for only $499.    AND…   Super Speciosa. As a medicine, kratom is a wonderful plant-medicine that combats anxiety, high blood pressure, and pain. For the highest quality, most pure Kratom leaf that's been rigorously third party-lab tested, I rely on Superspecio. Head to getsuperleaf.com/luke to save 20% off your next purchase.  HELP SUPPORT THIS SHOW! Love the Show? You'll really love Luke's Master Market Online Store!  It's a win-win! Get direct links to all of Luke's hand-picked biohacking and health products all in one place, exclusive discounts, and support the show by making purchases through the web store >> SHOP NOW.   Other ways to support:  SUBSCRIBE >> Apple Podcasts + Stitcher + Google Podcasts + Spotify LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEW >> Simple step-by-step instructions SHARE >> Spread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, and all your social pals   Resources Website: drdave.io Instagram: @drdavidrabin Twitter: @daverabin Clubhouse: @Dr.Dave Apollo: apolloneuro.com Apollo Research + Fact Sheet    Related Shows Episode #284: Psychedelic Psychiatry: Cosmic Connections w/ Dr David Rabin