The Port Foward Podcast. We cover technology in ways other podcasts just can't quite touch. We describe every awesome and annoying feature we find in day to software.
Startups, Linux, Virtualization, Programming, getting the most out of Windows are just some of the may topics we cover.
Nov. 25, 2014
We’re back! It’s been over a year and Ben and Sam catch up.
In 1997 Garry Kasparov lost to the chess playing computer: Deep Blue.
The book is called Behind Deep Blue.
Sam also mentions a book What Computers Can’t Do which discusses the RAMAC.
CD-ROMs use forward error correction called Reed Solomon Error Correction
Sam’s epic forensic software ISYS
Epic search tool Everything.exe
Music: Luminary – My World (Arksun Mix)
Download Podcast #35 What Computers Can’t Do
Sept. 10, 2013
Interview with Kyle Ellicott, Founder of the Stained Glass Labs Incubator
Kyle is an acomplished entreprenuer and jokingly says all he had to do to start his incubator was: “sign a piece of paper, call a few people and boom it happened!”.
Everybody in the SF Area check out the GLAZED conference happening on SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2013.
20% discount code: GLAZED
Register for the FREE hackathon now!
Here are some of the interview questions:
Will wearable technology always need my smartphone?
Do you think we will get to the point of a Brain-Computer interface being mainstream?
Do you envision Bitcoin intersecting with wearable technology?
Battery life / energy harvesting
When you’re looking at startup teams, are you more concerned with the idea and story, or things they’ve already been able to execute?
Does outsourcing turn you off when looking at startups?
What is the most ridiculous “slide ware” you’ve ever seen?
If somebody wanted to pitch to you, what would be the best approach?
Did you go to college? if so did it prepare you for what you’re doing today?
Who is one person who really influenced, your “Hero”?
Ron Conway, Warren Buffett, Jim Cramer, Kyle’s Father and Grandfather
(Cramer’s book: Confessions of a Street Addict)
Call to action for anything you are excited about?
Contact info for kyle:
Stained Glass Labs Incubator
After the interview Merrick shares a registration for https://codepub.org which we talked about in the last episode:
Sign up for codepub today!
Music: DC Breaks, Skism – Killer Ft. Dee Freer (Tantrum Desire Remix)
Download Podcast #34 GLAZED Conf and Kyle Ellicot
Sept. 9, 2013
Ben and Sam Catch up in this week’s BONUS episode which was recorded moments after the end of show 33.
We talk about Bitcoin and more. Also, Mike Shaw gives us epic feedback regarding Jump List parser code he’s posted.
Download Podcast #33B WHY YOU NO SHIP?
Sept. 7, 2013
Ben David and Merrick catch up for a normal format podcast!
Download Podcast #33 Snowden’s Rogue Drone
Aug. 26, 2013
Coverage of Meteor.js Hackathon hash tag: #meteorhack. Ben and David go to a Hackathon and are Victorious! We take home a Meteor AR Drone 2.0 as a prize!
Checkout metoer.js the best framework ever!
Tumblr where Ben has at least 3 epic quotes. including “y = mx + b bitch!”
Quadcopter that we won! If you buy this I 100% recommend you also buy upgraded ball bearings on E-bay for like 8 bucks.
Download Podcast #32 Meteor.js Hackathon
June 10, 2013
Coverage of Bitoin 2013 conference hash tag: #bitcoin2013.
Photo Gallery from the show
Video of Ben using the atm
Conference talk – YouTube is Broken by Adam B Levine – Bitcoin
Famous reporter / Bitcoin celebrity twitter.com/@KashHill
@KashHill’s Forbes story, living on bitcoin for a week
These two awesome guys donated and funded my trip:
Ben Talks with https://twitter.com/@rBrumpton about copy on write and other nerdy stuff.
Rich sent me this email:
“I heard you talkin about how money was invented and I used the same narrative as you until a few months ago when I discovered David Greaber’s work. Turns out anthropologists have some real world knowledge that the academics didn’t know when the theorem was formulated.”
ArticleBook: Debt: the first 5000 years
Ben yells at people to put together a 1 year budget for a purely bitcoin funded startup. People don’t listen.
Interview with Nick Meliones: https://twitter.com/@NicMeliones – His LinkedIn
Nic’s current startup: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.purchace
Accolades for winning the hackathon: http://blog.coinbase.com/post/50890389277/bitwall-winner-of-the-2013-bitcoin-conference
Nic Mentions this article. The quote he was looking for was “Only 14 states require a high school course in Personal Finance.” http://visual.ly/united-states-financial-economic-literacy?view=true
Here is a map of the same stats: USA Financial Education Requirements Map
BitCoin sushi: BitCoin Sushi Blue Ocean Sushi
Download Podcast #31 Bitcion 2013
April 18, 2013
Special guest David Sykora!
This week we talk hardware, BitCoin, LiteCoin, Asic Miners, Routers, Peace Corps and more!
Eric Nantz – Check his podcast www.r-podcast.org
David Sykora’s Github or twitter @david_sykora
ASIC mining is taking off, network hashrate(measure of total compute power of all miners) has doubled in a few months Lots of miners are jumping over to Litecoin(uses scrypt hashing function which requires large amounts of RAM to be efficient, so safe from ASICs for now, also faster transaction confirmation, will have 4X as many coins generated compared with BitCoin) already has its own SatoshiDice and SIlkRoute(Atlantis)
Butterfly ASIC Miner Story
Want to run stuff in the cloud, like couchDB found https://www.iriscouch.com/ Have your own free couchDB running in the cloud in literally 10 seconds
Always change your defualt router passwords, and upgrade to DD-WRT if you can
Picture of daughter named My which MySql is named for
Picture of daughter named Maria which MariaDB is named for
For more information about git-push deploy for ruby / python apps: Coder Radio 43: Risky Business
Oscillo Fun Song
Ben’s Blanket Fort:
Merrick gets upset about doors:
Ben and David's Robot!!
Ben’s video with stolen robot parts. (there’s also another video on that same channel)
Download Podcast #30 ASIC Powered Floating Island
March 30, 2013
Show Notes: http://portforwardpodcast.com/show-29-glitches-in-sams-homeless-matrix
This week we talk BitCoin, QuadCopters, Tech Company subpoena woes, and good office culture. Also there is a major glitch in Sam’s Matrix:
Humble indie bundle
Indie Game the Movie
Sim City 5 Zero Punctuation Video
Humble android bundle
-plants vs zombies
Companies that Sam piss off (Sam subpoenas Zynga, Google, AT&T and Comcast.)
-Comcast: tracks nothing, keeps no records
-ATT: no response
-GOOGLE: denies that they can sort data by IP address
How to Pull logs from a router to obtain WAN IP
Two encrypted drives (symantec endpoint encryption and bitlocker)
Imaged into bootable copy using LiveView which creates bootable VM’s of forensic images
Yo Dawg, I heard you liked VM’s in your VM’s
The Amazing JellyBean KickStarter
Ben’s “epic uptime server”’s downtime
Ethernet over Power
-Walkera – Lady Bird – 99~
-Syma X1 – $38
Catchup on Bit Coin, BTC, currently trading at $89
Satoshi isn’t a person
Asic BitCoin Miner
Satoshi Nakamoto Pseudonym
outsourcing fail…or win?
Music: Orkidea – Unity (Solarstone Pure Mix)
More comments about the show in Google Plus
Download Podcast #29 Glitches in Sam’s Homeless Matrix
Jan. 22, 2013
Long lost audio documenting a study session between Sam and Ben. The book is called “Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit, Second Edition”. If you are not ready to bend your mind, this show might not be the best for you. Warning: this show has some unclear areas, if you do not enjoy just wait till next week’s episode! Sorry!
utc vs gmt
Routing table (netstat)
protected storage and disk encryption in windows
crash dump, have you ever seen one
hex math with offsetting. first number is the address, second is the offset
gdb and redis stepping through.
MySql and Sql Injection
Music: Rusko – Everyday (Netsky Remix)
Download Podcast #28 Break It Down For Me
Jan. 15, 2013
We bring you the latest buzz surrounding node.js and some history. Also the WebStorm editor which works great with node!
Special thanks to David Sykora for redesigning our site!
Tool: http://www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/ also get the node.js plugin.
Ben hacks objective c iOS display code for iPhone 5
Sam recomends Battery Case: http://www.lenmar.com/Uploads/File/landing-pages/index.html
Ben recording with iPhone5 and has trouble again
Merrick talks about node.js including: The conception of node by Ryan Dahl (creator of NodeJS): http://elegantcode.com/2012/02/06/solving-the-upload-progress-bar-problemthe-history-of-node-js/
NODE: What first got Ryan excited about server side stuff was him seeing his first upload progress bar, he was like WTFOMGBBQ.
NODE: Ryan’s first ever demo was presenting his early version of node running a IRC server at JSConf in Berlin, the demo gods taunted him, and he considered fleeing, but also got lucky, and had demo win, people in the audience connected to his simple server, were chatting and then saw it was all from the 400 lines of JS running server-side.
NODE: Joyent (PaaS, IaaS) was in the audience and was like hey we want to build out our infrastructure on this, and Ryan was like well you prob shouldn’t… & they were like, no come to work for us, we’ll pay you to build it.
EC2 AMI for Merrick’s Node dev server (AMI: ubuntu/images/ebs/ubuntu-precise-12.04-amd64-server-20121001 (ami-3d4ff254))
Node dev server setup walkthrough coming next show!
Non blocking on iOS and in general (scheduling) (Blocks)
Cloud 9 IDE runs on node.js
Indie game the movie
Humble Indie Bundle
Fez gaming demo
Cube World Demo
Sam rants against windows 8 after reviewing with a laptop from the stoneage.
Sam’s horrible skype flags: CPU_SLOW CALL_BW_LOW
Microsoft Is Fast Turning Into A Sideshow
US Military spends $617 on Windows 8
Epic router: Dark Knight
Indie Devs Google +
Recorded on January 12th, 2013.
Tripple O.G. Nerd
Music: Omnia, Ira – The Fusion (Original Mix)
Download Podcast #27 CPU_SLOW