The Command Line Podcast

by cmdln@thecommandline.net (Thomas Gideon) · · · CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 · 146 subscribers

A podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.

[![old-newspaper-350376_1280](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine](http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661370/s/4b5af496/sc/15/l/0L0Swired0N0C20A150C110Cgoogle0Eopen0Esources0Eits0Eartificial0Eintelligence0Eengine0C/story01.htm) * [Microsoft open sources its machine learning toolkit](https://thestack.com/world/2015/11/13/microsoft-open-sources-its-machine-learning-toolkit/) * [DOJ won't help FCC fight state …
[![newspapers-444447_1920](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [Harvard Law Launches Project To Put Every Court Decision Online For Free](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151029/17074832672/harvard-law-launches-project-to-put-every-court-decision-online-free.shtml) * [A better way to profile multithreaded programs](http://jvns.ca/blog/2015/10/31/papers-are-amazing-profiling-threaded-programs-with-coz/) * [The Power of Nudges, for …
[![](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [Botnets running on CCTVs and NASs](http://boingboing.net/2015/10/23/botnets-running-on-cctvs-and-n.html) * [Nina Paley Argues Why Copyright Is Brain Damage](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151022/23582332603/nina-paley-argues-why-copyright-is-brain-damage.shtml) * [Mozilla Launches Open Source Support Program](https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2015/10/23/mozilla-launches-open-source-support-program/) * [Five …
[![](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [Steel -- Open-source command-line password manage](http://www.steelpasswordmanager.org/) * [pass -- the standard unix password manager](http://www.passwordstore.org/) * [The Universal Design](https://christine.website/blog/the-universal-design-2015-10-17) * [Machines That Can See Depression on a …
[![](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/old- newspaper-350376_1280.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: * [A Good Vimrc](http://dougblack.io/words/a-good-vimrc.html) * [Her Code Got Humans on the Moon-$And Invented Software Itself](http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661370/s/4aa174ad/sc/23/l/0L0Swired0N0C20A150C10A0Cmargaret0Ehamilton0Enasa0Eapollo0C/story01.htm) * [Open Source Micro-purchasing: An experiment in federal acquisition](https://18f.gsa.gov/2015/10/13/open-source-micropurchasing/) * …
[![newspapers-444447_1920](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920-300x199.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/newspapers-444447_1920.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention. * [Code Smells, Ethical Smells](http://www.meltingasphalt.com/code-smells-ethical-smells/) * [A cartoon guide to Flux](https://medium.com/code-cartoons/a-cartoon-guide-to-flux-6157355ab207) * [Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached](http://yro.slashdot.org/story/15/10/05/1432236/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-deal-is-reached) * [The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We …
[![1317311846_13979d614b_b](http://thecommandline.net/files/1317311846_13979d614b_b-300x200.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/1317311846_13979d614b_b.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I share the wonderful news that due to a very generous friend I'll be returning to Dragon*Con this year. I talk a bit about my history with this convention and how this surprise trip is part of a …
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I extemporize for a bit about my toothbrush, having just recently replaced my electric toothbrush with an unexpected upgrade. The experience turned out to be a good opportunity to reflect on certain aspects of how technology improves, or …
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I released this episode and the [text version of the essay](https://thecommandline.net/2015/05/31/strength-through-vulnerability/) it includes at the same time. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to [Chris Miller](http://ctmiller.net/) for helping my edit and polish this essay. Before I get into the long …
[![](http://thecommandline.net/files/181150286_d53c1b399d_b-150x150.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/181150286_d53c1b399d_b.jpg) Used under CC-BY-NC-SA, thanks to Flickr user fieldsbh This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I talk about how I find the time for all the interests, passions and projects I pursue. Even though I feel like I am doing less than I used …
[![gangster-154425_640](http://thecommandline.net/files/gangster-154425_640-150x150.png)](http://thecommandline.net/files/gangster-154425_640.png)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I rushed this episode out for listeners who do not read the web site. I wanted to let those listeners know about the coming change in feeds, in case of any disruptions. I am hoping there are no problems, but if …
![blank_preview1](http://thecommandline.net/files/blank_preview1-150x150.png)T his is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I share a quick game review in this episode of [Coup](http://www.amazon.com/gp /product/B00GDI4HX4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp;=1789&creative;=390957&creativeASI; N=B00GDI4HX4&linkCode;=as2&tag;=thecommandl0a-20&linkId;=TYZP4YND4NBWDQLL) and its expansion, [Coup: Reformation](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NP7E6U0 /ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp;=1789&creative;=390957&creativeASIN;=B00NP7E6U0&linkCo; de=as2&tag;=thecommandl0a-20&linkId;=HUNITMLHQAMDGTIY). The feature is a reading of [my recent essay](https://thecommandline.net/2015/03/27/hope-and-fear-in- the-world-of-vim/) about my favorite text editor, vim. More news, …
[![blank_preview1](http://thecommandline.net/files/blank_preview1-150x150.png)](http://thecommandline.net/files/blank_preview1.png)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I share a quick game review in this episode of [Coup](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GDI4HX4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00GDI4HX4&linkCode=as2&tag=thecommandl0a-20&linkId=TYZP4YND4NBWDQLL) and its expansion, [Coup: Reformation](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NP7E6U0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00NP7E6U0&linkCode=as2&tag=thecommandl0a-20&linkId=HUNITMLHQAMDGTIY). The feature is a reading of [my recent essay](https://thecommandline.net/2015/03/27/hope-and-fear-in-the-world-of- vim/) about my favorite text editor, vim. More news, commentary, and alternate feeds available at http://thecommandline.net/. …
![My New Car](http://thecommandline.net/files/wpid- wp-1427664327011-e1427664534840-150x150.jpeg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This episode is an experiment. I recorded an extemporized monologue in my car during what is a fairly regular drive for my right now. I expressed my gratitude for, and inspiration from, [Patrick McLean](http://www.theseanachai.com/), in particular his return …
[![My New Car](http://thecommandline.net/files/wpid- wp-1427664327011-e1427664534840-150x150.jpeg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/wpid- wp-1427664327011-e1427664534840.jpeg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This episode is an experiment. I recorded an extemporized monologue in my car during what is a fairly regular drive for my right now. I expressed my gratitude for, and inspiration from, [Patrick McLean](http://www.theseanachai.com/), in particular his …
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. ![One of My Guitars](http://thecommandline.net/files/15041174260_e7dbe812d8_z- 150x150.jpg)In this episode, I share another essay, this time also from the web site, on the [the interplay of critical judgement and skill](http://thecommandline.net/2015/01/27/if-it-sounds-right/). Following up on a promise to myself towards the end of last year, I …
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. [![One of My Guitars](http://thecommandline.net/files/15041174260_e7dbe812d8_z-150x150.jpg)](http://thecommandline.net/files/15041174260_e7dbe812d8_z.jpg)In this episode, I share another essay, this time also from the web site, on the [the interplay of critical judgement and skill](http://thecommandline.net/2015/01/27/if-it-sounds-right/). Following up on a promise to myself towards the end of last year, I extemporize …
![Used under CC license, by Wikipedia user Sunil060902](http://thecommandline.net/files /Unit_395008_at_Ebbsfleet_International-300x225.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I share a couple more essays. Before the essays, I help spread the request for support from the [GnuPG project](https://gnupg.org/). You can [donate here](https://gnupg.org/donate/index.html). The first essay was already published …
![Used under CC license, by Wikipedia user Sunil060902](http://thecommandline.net/files/Unit_395008_at_Ebbsfleet_International-300x225.jpg)This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I share a couple more essays. Before the essays, I help spread the request for support from the [GnuPG project](https://gnupg.org/). You can [donate here](https://gnupg.org/donate/index.html). The first essay was already published on …
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I interview [Cory Doctorow](http://craphound.com/) about his latest book, "[Information Doesn't Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1940450284/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&cr eative=390957&creativeASIN=1940450284&linkCode=as2&tag=thecommandl0a-20&linkId =I7MMNTMTCT2HEDZ3)." If you are interested in learning more about the topics we discuss and that that book …