Oxide and Friends
Weekly Twitter Space


S02 E27
13 Sep 2022/01:15:08

Threads, async/await, Promises, Futures

A problem has been eating at Adam: we use async/await in many languages and yet we're not so good at explaining the moving parts. Bryan and the Oxide Friends therapeutically explore the space.

S02 E25
30 Aug 2022/01:09:29

The Oxide Supply Chain

Kate Hicks from Oxide operations joins to talk about the supply chain meltdown, war stories from the past, and the innovative ways she and her team have charted a steady course through these turbulent waters

S02 E24
23 Aug 2022/01:34:55

Bringup Lab Chronicles: A Measurement Two Years in the Making

The Oxide electrical engineers share their experience bringing up a 100Gb link--it's got everything from a purpose-built probing station to a 100Ω resistor that proved to be the difference between life and death (of the company)

S02 E23
16 Aug 2022/01:21:39

Surviving Conventional Wisdom

Bryan, Adam, and Steve consider nuggets of conventional wisdom that turn out to be turds.

S02 E22
9 Aug 2022/01:43:13

RIP Optane

The Oxide Friends pour one out for Optane, Intel's great hope that never managed to find traction.

S02 E21
2 Aug 2022/01:15:01

Deep Tech Investing

Seth Winterroth and Ian Rountree join Bryan, Adam, and the Oxide Friends to talk about investing in deep tech / hard tech.

S02 E20
19 Jul 2022/01:44:23

Across the Chasm with Rust

Bryan and Adam talk with Steve Klabnik and Luqman Aden about their deep, abiding love for Rust... despite a rocky start.

S02 E19
12 Jul 2022/01:43:06

Integrating Hardware and Software Teams

Jon Masters joins the Oxide and friends to talk about the benefits of having hardware and software engineers working together... and the peril of separating them!

S02 E18
28 Jun 2022/01:43:30

Books in the box redux

Scott Johnson shares his library of tech/business/culture books

S02 E17
21 Jun 2022/01:47:20

Paths into Systems Programming

Bryan, Adam, and the Oxide Friends tackle the question of how to break into systems programming.. with only some philosophizing on the nature of systems programming... and the nature of software.

S02 E16
14 Jun 2022/01:51:54

The Rise and Fall of DEC

After Bryan's binge reading of all things DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation), the Oxide and Friends talk through the its meteoric rise and slow descent into ... Compaq.

S02 E15
24 May 2022/01:31:32

Surviving the Dot-Com Bust

Signs are pointing to another tech bust, and we've been through this before. Oxide and Friends reminisce about the 2001 dot-com bust, from layoffs and bankruptcies to shortened commutes and bleak tidings on billboards.

S02 E14
17 May 2022/01:30:24

Debugging Methodologies

Jordan Hendricks and Luqman Aden join Bryan and Adam to talk about two terrifying bugs and their commensurately terrific analyses.

S02 E13
26 Apr 2022/01:42:01

Fail Whaling

Joined by Json Hoffman, formerly founder of Joyent, the cloud platform on which Twitter was initially hosted, the Oxide friends reminisce about debugging early issues with Twitter and consider its pending Elonification.

S02 E12
19 Apr 2022/02:07:10

More Tales from the Bringup Lab

Members of the Oxide hardware team talk about their recent bringup struggles and triumphs with the server sled (Gimlet) and rack switch (Sidecar)

S02 E11
5 Apr 2022/01:21:20

Another LPC55 ROM Vulnerability

Laura Abbott joins Bryan and Adam to talk about **another** vulnerability she uncovered in the LPC55

S02 E10
29 Mar 2022/01:05:47

Time, Timezones, Metric Time, Losing and Saving

Time is the bane of programmers and the villain for far too many operator horror stories. Oxide and Friends discuss time, timezones, standard time, daylight time, leap seconds, and how it all can go so so SO wrong.

S02 E09
22 Mar 2022/01:10:48

Trolltron, Assemble!

Unable to resist the call of Trolltron, Bryan and Adam are forced to discuss an odious tweet that undervalues education, struggle, and experience while aggrandizing youth and advocating exploitativeness... at least, in our opinion...

S02 E08
15 Mar 2022/01:25:08

Ukraine

Russia's illegal war in Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis. For those of us in tech, how can we help? Bryan and Adam talk to Andrey Akselrod, CTO at People.ai, and Ukrainian ex-pat about the crisis, the background, and ways to help.

S02 E07
8 Mar 2022/01:57:36

The Future Of Work

We figured out how to work remotely by necessity. How will that change how we work in the future? Is remote work here to stay? Is it for everyone?

S02 E06
22 Feb 2022/01:44:08

Engineering Culture

Building a strong, virtuous engineering culture is hard. No silver bullets in this Twitter Space, but plenty of pitfalls to avoid.

S02 E05
15 Feb 2022/01:08:40

Breakthroughs Delayed

Steven Johnston's Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer observes that in addition to breakthroughs, and incremental progress, there is a class of innovation that lagged, that could have happened sooner but didn't. In this week's Twitter Space, we talk about technologies that could have happened sooner, but failed to.

S02 E04
8 Feb 2022/01:20:38

I Know This! (Purpose-built systems with general-purpose guts)

Purpose-built systems, computing appliances, are typically built around or on top of general purpose systems. In this week's Twitter Space we look at how those similarities can lead customers to accidental calamity.

S02 E03
25 Jan 2022/01:22:35

Taxonomy of Hype

Hype comes in many forms. In this week's Twitter Space we look at Johannes Klingebiel 5-stage taxonomy of hype and try to slot some of our favorite over-hyped (and under-hyped) technologies into those categories.

S02 E02
11 Jan 2022/01:29:43

Flying Blind with Peter Robison

Peter Robison, author of Flying Blind: The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing, discusses Boeing, the 737 disasters, corporate culture, and more.

S02 E01
4 Jan 2022/02:06:17

Predictions 2022

The Oxide and Friends revive an old Solaris Kernel Group tradition of making predictions, Adam and Bryan are joined by Redmonk's most famous Red Sox fan, Stephen O'Grady, to make 1, 3, and 6 year predictions. Kelsey Hightower stops to dispense some present and future wisdom.

S01 E26
14 Dec 2021/02:03:39

The Pragmatism of Hubris

S01 E25
7 Dec 2021/01:42:24

Tales from the Bringup Lab

S01 E24
30 Nov 2021/01:14:45

The Sidecar Switch

S01 E23
23 Nov 2021/01:18:54

Talking Turkeys

S01 E22
16 Nov 2021/00:59:13

The Wrath of Kahn

S01 E20
2 Nov 2021/01:30:54

On Code Review

S01 E19
26 Oct 2021/01:20:48

Coder's Block

S01 E18
19 Oct 2021/01:26:51

Dijkstra's Tweetstorm

S01 E17
5 Oct 2021/01:39:25

Economics and Open Source

S01 E16
28 Sep 2021/01:17:18

The Books in the Box

S01 E14
14 Sep 2021/01:11:34

Docker, Inc., an Early Epitaph

S01 E13
7 Sep 2021/01:12:39

Put the OS back in OSDI

S01 E12
31 Aug 2021/01:33:23

A brief history of talking computers

S01 E11
24 Aug 2021/01:06:21

The episode formerly known as ℔

S01 E10
17 Aug 2021/01:26:21

The Showstopper Show

S01 E09
27 Jul 2021/01:11:31

Agile + 20

S01 E07
22 Jun 2021/01:06:13

What's a bug? What's a debugger?

S01 E05
1 Jun 2021/01:06:01

Silicon Cowboys

S01 E04
25 May 2021/01:05:50

from /proc to proc_macro

S01 E03
18 May 2021/00:29:29

golang asserts and the PLATO terminal

S01 E02
11 May 2021/01:32:56

A Requiem for SPARC with Tom Lyon