35: Microsoft Build - Part II

This week we did the show live with our first video broadcast, so we talk a little bit about that, the technology involved to make that happen as well as going live on Facebook rather than Youtube. We get MIke’s Spinn Coffee update, talk a bit about Amazon Prime 1 day delivery and overall Amazon lifetime spend.

The rest of the show we talk about the highlight items from Microsoft’s Build conference.

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Kyle Johnson
34: Microsoft Build - Part I

We're back this week talking about Mike's recent trip to the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle. Kyle has some Tesla news after the break, and we follow up on the fordable phones.

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Kyle Johnson
33: Get Ready For A Bumpy Ride

This week we are talking about being a people manager vs what it means to be a project or technical manager. We talk a little bit about Mike's change of heart on mileage programs as well as Kyle and Mike getting new mileage program credit cards. We also talk about what Luminary and others mean to the podcast industry going forward.

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Kyle Johnson
32: Large Versus Small Teams

This week we have a special guest join us on the podcast. Mike Davis from our Sacramento office is in town and he joins us to talk about our recent tech team team-building outing, meeting the new team and we discuss splitting your organization into large or small teams.

We also get the latest update on Mike’s perpetually delayed Spins Coffee maker and talk a little bit about Kickstarter projects.

Show Notes

  • Theme Music

  • Show News & Follow Up

    • Podcast feeds all updated and working

    • Lime bike jousting

  • Large Versus Small Teams

    • Clear Capacity

    • Create Focus

    • Remove Silo’s

    • Prevent Burnout

    • Moment Of Opportunity

  • Spinn Coffee Update

  • Kickstarter Projects

  • Theme Music

Kyle Johnson
31: 10 Breakthrough Technologies

This week we cover MIT's 10 Breakthrough Technologies that could happen in 2019.  We also talk about Mike joining Kyle's team at the office, Qi chargers build into your monitor and what to do while charging your Tesla.

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Kyle Johnson
30: Travel Tips and Packing Cubes

This week is our 30th episode! We go a litlte bit all over the board starting out with a look back at our first 30 episodes. We talk about Apple's recently cancelled AirPower mat and delve into Kyle's recent Tesla Mobile Service experience. The primary topic of the episode focuses on traveling with packing cubes, merino wool and travel laundry products and we round out the show with a reoccuring segment about what we have been watching.

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Kyle Johnson
29: Apple Services Event

Apple Media Event

This week we are covering Apples “services” media event where they announced several subscription services that are either available now or later this year including Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple TV Channels and the Apple Card

Bad Tesla News

The title says it all.  Kyle brings up his favorite topic “Tesla”, but this time it’s not good news.

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28: Moving Offices

This week we discuss what’s happening with our friends in the Midwest who are getting hit with a bomb cyclone which caused massive flooding. We have some new marketing material for the podcast, we discuss the new stickers a little bit and follow up with the status of Kyle’s DIY project as well as looming deadlines, scope creep and interviews all sucking up time.

Our primary topic this week is discussing seating and rearranging people in the office. We discuss the issues, why it matters and why it might upset some people.

In the news we discuss Tesla’s new Model Y, an iOS trackpad mode to help with your text entry, Google Stadia a new gaming platform just announced by Google and the second generation AirPods that were also just announced.

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Kyle Johnson
27: Paul, don’t rip my nuts off

This week on the Coffee & Code Cast we found out we had snubbed a listener and friend of Mike’s who listens via an alternative app that has it’s own comments section. We discuss that and apologize for missing those. This leas us into some funny stories that Mike recounts.

Tesla News #1

In follow-up from last weeks episode number 26 Tesla reversed course on closing all it’s show rooms and will keep a few of them open. To handle the increased cost of operating those facilities they are increasing their vehicle prices across the board with the exception of one. We discuss the rollbacks in Kyle’ favorite segment.

Restructuring / Re-configuring Teams

Our primary topic for the show is discussion reorganizing teams. There’s a lot to cover here and we discuss the pros, the cons. We talk about all the different eyes that might be on the restructure. When is an ideal time to execute something like this and of course why you might want to take on a task like this.

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Kyle Johnson
26: Mixed Reality
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Podcast Album Artwork

This week we have some really exciting news. Friend of the show Jernej from Gentle Giant illustrations has kindly created the show some new cover artwork. The artwork depicts Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market sign with the Coffee & Code Cast written across it. Of course also included is Seattle’s beautiful skyline and no Seattle anything is ever complete without the Space Needle.

Erotic Photo Hunt Followup

On episode 23 we discussed a bar game called Erotic Photo Hunt. The game is a racy version of a spot the differences type game where you tap on the differences between the images. We discussed that the game isn’t found very often anymore or that it’s being discontinued according to Eater.com

A co-worker relayed a picture that they found a working copy of the game in a bar in Seattle’s Fremont/Ballard neighborhood.

Mixed Reality / Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

This week was Mobile World Congress and Microsoft’s Holo Lens 2 was shown in many demos. Some demo showed a VR world that “follows” you or stays in your line of sight and some showed you walking around a stationary type virtual object.

Tesla Sentry & Dog Mode

No Coffee & Code Cast is complete without Tesla news. This week the show discusses two new modes Tesla has unveiled via software update. Dog Mode a new option a driver can enable as they leave the car to maintain the temperature in extreme heat or cold conditions. The display also notes for any passerby’s that the car is maintaining the temperature and exactly what the interior temp of the car is at that moment.

The second mode is Sentry mode with effectively gives you a form of video surveillance of your car while you are away. The video is recorded to your thumb drive and not available via the Tesla app. However if your card is nudged or hit the car will fire your phone a notification and record from all cameras the car offers.

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Kyle Johnson