TechDistortion

Hello and welcome to my online works. Beyond my full-time job as a professional engineer, I have created and participated in several podcasts most notably Pragmatic.

I’ve also created a few projects and I also write longer-form articles from time to time. In addition I’ve been playing with comic strips recently with Enginerd.

Thanks for stopping by.

Pragmatic Episode 62: Send It Into The Void Baby

22nd March 2015

John tackles how the internet works - the most requested topic as voted by Pragmatic listeners in this, the penultimate episode of the show.

Co-Host: Vic Hudson is the host of the App Story Podcast and is the developer behind Money Pilot for iOS.

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Historical Overviews:

Token Rings:

OSI and TCP/IP Stacks:

The Physical Layer:

Addressing:

Intranets and Firewalls:

Backbones and ISP Backhaul Costs:

Domains:

World Wide Web:

Miscellaneous:

Pragmatic Episode 61: You Never Really Owned It

14th March 2015

Seth Clifford returns to discuss DRM and the value of entertainment content. We also explore if DRM will someday end.

Guest-Host: Seth Clifford of Nickelfish and he also appears on the Iterate podcast.

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    Pragmatic Episode 60: Or Was That Doctor Sbaitso

    7th March 2015

    With four episodes to go Vic chose a topic that was never on the list - the history of programming. We look at five key people in the evolution of programming.

    Apologies for the fan noise in the background of my audio. It was 36 degrees Celcius (96 Farenheit) in the house for the most part of the recording.

    Co-Host: Vic Hudson is the host of the App Story Podcast and is the developer behind Money Pilot for iOS.

    Sponsored by:

    • Many Tricks: If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do, Many Tricks, remember to specifically visit this URL: manytricks.com/pragmatic for more information about their amazingly useful apps and use the discount code [listen to the episode to get the code] for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it’s only for a limited time!

    • Lynda.com is the easy and affordable way to learn where you can instantly stream thousands of courses created by experts in their fields of business, software, web development, graphic design and lots more. Visit Lynda.com/pragmatic to get a free 10-day trial. If you’ve ever wanted to learn something new, what are you waiting for?

    Stickers Direct Links:

    Vote for your favourite episodes of Pragmatic and go into a draw to win a sticker:

    Punch-Cards:

    Key People In Programming History:

    Turing:

    Miscellaneous: