Picking up Web3 after FTX

There’s a lot to the evolving world of web three, crypto, and distributed infrastructure blockchain, jump and distributed ledger.

That environment has changed dramatically in the last several weeks with the crypto winter followed by the ft x implosion. It has really changed people’s perception of the market, which is much broader than just crypto but yet they are very closely coupled.

In this podcast, we’re going to discuss what happened and what the ramifications are, why things like this do happen and how the industry around web three and smart contracts and various applications for this technology can or should pick up the pieces and continue.

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Explaining Kubernetes Controller Architecture

How does the Kubernetes admission controller work, what are the failure modes and what do we need to guard against?

Today, we discuss almost everything that you need to know to understand the admission controller process better and to think about it in a secure, robust and resilient way.

I can’t think of a better primer on today’s topic and Kubernetes architecture more generally, I am certain you will enjoy the discussion.

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Making Social Media Safe (for Brands?)

How do we make social networks safe? Who we make them safe for is really important, and today we talked about making them safe for brands, advertisers and communities. These groups want to organize in technical and professional ways, not just to prevent harm for the users or the safety of the users from persecution.

We drilled into Mastodon specifically as a haven for Twitter users and how the federated system that Mastodon uses could actually be a really fantastic commercial model for brands that want to go beyond advertising to focus on content generation and sharing.

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What’s After Twitter?

We dig into the news of the day instead of a scheduled topic on today’s podcast. This news was about Twitter, and what is going on in the social media landscape.

We have a fantastic 2030 style conversation, not specifically about Twitter, or even its new owner, but social media and its needs, how people think about social media, what societal purpose it serves, and how we construct the back ends to support those systems.

We talked about alternative platforms and historical platforms, as well as objectives and benefits of a social media platform including content moderation and who pays for it.

A fascinating conversation for everybody who’s consuming social media.

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Kubecon Retrospective

Klaus and I go through what happened at the Kubecon North America event in Detroit. Specifically, lessons learned in watching how the community reacts to new technologies like CRDs, declarative programming, and cluster APIs.

We also discuss the health of the community and the operators and vendors who were involved.

We give our impressions and insight – this conversation deep dives into practical use and futures in Kubernetes.

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Deep Dive into Distributed ID

Distributed ID is a web three concept of being able to use zero trust and identify users without having a central authority.

In this conversation, we talk about critical concepts like Open ID trust government actions, and how this could be influential and important in a web three and IoT context.

We really drill into how the system works, and I know you will enjoy the conversation

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Cloud Service Providers vs “The Supercloud”

How does the moniker Supercloud apply to how cloud providers are changing over time? Specifically when facing market pressures, trying to lock in, get bigger and become essential. Today we discuss the changing nature of service providers, specifically cloud providers.

This topic has been coming up on Twitter, and I know you will find this conversation fascinating. It talks both about the hypothetical and very practical drivers behind concepts like supercloud.

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What We’re Watching At Kubecon

How do Helm charts and operators interact with Kubernetes? Today we have a fascinating discussion about the interesting components of Kubernetes including Helm charts, admission controllers and things that are changing and being revised and updated.

We discuss potential topics in anticipation for Kubecon, and if you’re at all interested in Kubernetes, whether you’re attending the conference or not, you will find this to be a must follow list of topics related to Kubernetes.

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Will CSPs Be The New OPEC

What happens in the age of cloud scarcity, and are the major public clouds going to become our next OPEC, where they regulate and control prices to such a degree that they can float things up and down?

In doing that, does that mean that cloud computing has become a commodity that can be traded and bought from different providers with a marketplace? All of these questions and more are on our minds as we think about how the market for compute will evolve in the future. Is there a coming compute scarcity based on greenhouse gas or silicon limitations or the ability to generate power? All of these things could have major impacts on how we make choices to consume compute.

In our discussions, a lack of resources is not the driving factor that we see – it’s more about the market power of providers.

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Project Mgmt Vs Development Process

Our discussion about development methodologies quickly turns into one about product management methodology.

Those things are interlinked, and we spend a lot of time talking about how product management and the influence on user and operational experience has been transformed by the forces of the market. We also discuss how difficult it is to then organize team development processes to fit these quickly evolving, targeted product delivery challenges.

It’s a fascinating conversation about just how interlinked our development process is to the way we consume products in general.

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