On The Metal

As a part of starting Oxide Computer Company, Bryan Cantrill and Jess Frazelle decided to also create the podcast that they always wanted. Joined frequently by their boss, Steve Tuck, Bryan and Jess interview incredible guests retelling stories of adventure at the hardware/software interface. It’s unapologetically technical and as Jess says, “the nerdiest podcast on the face of the planet” -- but if you're their kind of nerd, you'll find yourself hanging on every word!

https://onthemetal.fm

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h26m. Bisher sind 14 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 19 hours 27 minutes

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episode 13: Ken Shirriff


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Ken Shirriff, long-time computer programmer, retro computer aficionado, analog computer programmer, and miner of bitcoin by hand. Join us as we talk about breaking down silicon wafers, restoring old computers,


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 2021-01-26  1h20m
 
 

episode 12: Star Simpson


You can find Star on Twitter at https://twitter.com/starsandrobots.

  • Super Munchers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchers
  • Metrowerks CodeWarrior: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CodeWarrior
  • RadioShack (RIP): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RadioShack
  • "Marilyn Monroe's World War II Drone Program": https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/upshot/marilyn-monroes-world-war-ii-drone-program.html
  • Radioplane Company: https://en.wikipedia...


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 2021-01-18  1h35m
 
 

episode 11: John Graham-Cumming


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview John Graham-Cumming. Some folks might know John as the CTO of Cloudflare, but he is also a great source of knowledge about computer history including Turing, Babbage, and Lovelace. Join us as we step back in


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 2021-01-11  1h23m
 
 

episode 10: Jess, Steve, and Bryan reflect on Season 1


Welp, that's a wrap for the first season of the On the Metal podcast. Join us as we reminisce about some of our favorite parts (although it was very hard to choose). We also uncover some aspects of the podcast you never heard about! While this is the end


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 2020-02-03  41m
 
 

episode 9: Jonathan Blow


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview legendary game designer and programmer Jonathan Blow. Join along as Jonathan takes us from collision detection on the Atari 800, through porting Doom to SGI's famous set-top box, starting a game company at th


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 2020-01-27  2h51m
 
 

episode 8: Jon Masters


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Jon Masters, computer architecture raconteur, microprocessor enfant terrible, and Patron Saint of Lost Computational Causes. Join us as we learn why Jon hates simultaneous multithreading, why he loves UEFI (?


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 2020-01-20  1h38m
 
 

episode 7: Rick Altherr


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Rick Altherr, who has experience working all over the stack. Join us as we discuss impossible bugs, fires in the data center, reverse engineering BMC firmware, BMC vulnerabilities, Cray computers, and Windows


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 2020-01-13  57m
 
 

episode 6: Kenneth Finnegan


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Kenneth Finnegan, internet exchange homebrewer. Join us as we delight in the underbelly of the internet, learn about OG ASNs, run upon illegal cabling -- and thrill in the discovery of a root DNS server thirty


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 2020-01-06  1h5m
 
 

episode 5: Trammell Hudson


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Trammell Hudson. Trammell has some of the most interesting side projects related to every single hardware / software interface you can imagine. Join us as we step into the negative privilege rings with stories


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 2019-12-30  1h17m
 
 

episode 4: Tom Lyon


On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Tom Lyon, Sun Microsystems employee #8, network storage pioneer and systems software polymath. Join us as Tom recounts losing bits in the hallway at Princeton, the peril of software-refreshed DRAM, and how


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 2019-12-23  1h47m
 
 
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