Blog

Thoughts, ramblings, insights and everything in between from the Oxide Computer Company team.

  • RFD 1 Requests for Discussion

    A look inside our internal Requests for Discussion process.
  • Retro Logos Project: 50s

    Continuing our retro logos project and going through the 50s with some fun computer history.
  • Retro Logos Project: 60s

    Continuing our retro logos project and going through the 60s with some fun computer history.
  • Retro Logos Project: 70s

    Continuing our retro logos project and going through the 70s with some fun computer history.
  • Retro Logos Project: 80s

    Continuing our retro logos project and going through the 80s with some fun computer history.
  • Retro Logos Project: 90s

    Introducing the retro logos project and going through the 90s with some fun computer history.
  • March 2020 Update

    Updates from the warehouse for March 2020 including hiring, our office, research, talks, a trip to the Computer History Museum, and new developments.
  • RIP Khaled Bichara, 1971-2020

    RIP Khaled Bichara, 1971-2020
  • On the Metal: Season 1 Wrap Up

    Welp, that's a wrap for the first season of the On the Metal podcast. Join us as we reminisce about some of our favorite parts (although it was very hard to choose). We also uncover some aspects of the podcast you never heard about! While this is the end of the first season, we absolutely cannot wait for the second season. Thank you so much for listening, we will be back soon!
  • On the Metal: Jonathan Blow

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview legendary game designer and programmer Jonathan Blow. Join along as Jonathan takes us from collision detection on the Atari 800, through porting Doom to SGI's famous set-top box, starting a game company at the worst possible time, his adventures with the (in)famous Cell processor, making several hit games -- and his more recent experiences with a new programming language of his own creation.
  • On the Metal: Jon Masters

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Jon Masters, computer architecture raconteur, microprocessor *enfant terrible*, and Patron Saint of Lost Computational Causes. Join us as we learn why Jon hates simultaneous multithreading, why he loves UEFI (?!) -- and when we can expect the supremacy of the quantum blockchain.
  • On the Metal: Rick Altherr

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Rick Altherr, who has experience working all over the stack. Join us as we discuss impossible bugs, fires in the data center, reverse engineering BMC firmware, BMC vulnerabilities, Cray computers, and Windows NT on MIPS. Yup you heard that right!
  • On the Metal: Kenneth Finnegan

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Kenneth Finnegan, internet exchange homebrewer. Join us as we delight in the underbelly of the internet, learn about OG ASNs, run upon illegal cabling -- and thrill in the discovery of a root DNS server thirty feet away.
  • On the Metal: Trammell Hudson

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Trammell Hudson. Trammell has some of the most interesting side projects related to every single hardware / software interface you can imagine. Join us as we step into the negative privilege rings with stories of reverse engineering lightbulbs & a Canon 5D Mark 2, hacking a Mac SE, dissecting modchips, evil maid attacks, and more.
  • On the Metal: Tom Lyon

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Tom Lyon, Sun employee #8, network storage pioneer and systems software polymath. Join us as Tom recounts losing bits in the hallway at Princeton, the peril of software-refreshed DRAM, and how to write a token ring driver from scratch in two weeks and still be mistaken for someone from sales. Along the way, Jess, Bryan and Tom nerd out about first calculators, favorite editors, and hard tabs.
  • On the Metal: Ron Minnich

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Ron Minnich. Ron has had a fascinating career working on the interface between software and hardware. Join us to hear a mesmerizing conversation about Unix, Plan9, LinuxBIOS, Chromebooks, RISC-V, of course some Gentoo jokes, flip flip programming toys, and more!
  • On the Metal: Amir Michael

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Amir Michael. Join us as we listen to stories of growing up and coming up in Silicon Valley, from answering a Craigslist ad during the Dot Com Bust for a company with a funny name, through starting a project at Facebook that became an industry-wide movement -- with many exciting tales in between!
  • On the Metal: Jeff Rothschild

    On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Jeff Rothschild. Jeff has had a fascinating journey solving all sorts of fun problems at various levels of the stack. He is most widely known as being a co-founder of Veritas Software and the first VP of Engineering at Facebook, but his story does not start there. Join us as we hear Jeff's stories from his impressive technical endeavors including disassembling MS-DOS, editing machine code in an octal editor, trolling coworkers in error messages, the origin story of ftruncate, and more.
  • Oxide Computer Company: Initial boot sequence

    Introducing the Oxide Computer Company!
  • On the Metal: Teaser

    Welcome to our new podcast, On the Metal! As a part of starting a company, we decided to also create the podcast we always wanted. It's unapologetically technical and as Jess says, 'the nerdiest podcast on the face of the planet.' Join us as we interview various guests from the hardware / software interface. Their stories have mystified us all and kept us wanting more, we can't wait to share them with you! Stay tuned!