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Syscast is a podcast on Linux, open source & web development hosted by Mattias Geniar.

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Syscast is a podcast on Linux, open source & web development hosted by Mattias Geniar.

    #9: The differences between Linux and BSD

    #9: The differences between Linux and BSD

    In this episode of Syscast, I talk to Jan-Piet Mens to discuss the differences between Linux and BSD systems.

    If you have any feedback, as always, reach out via e-mail at m@ttias.be or on Twitter at @mattiasgeniar.

    Show topics
    We discuss:


    The differences between Linux & BSD in user-land
    Why did Linux become more popular than BSD?
    How systemd drove Jan-Piet to BSD 😉
    The differences of distributions vs. operating systems
    FreeBSD vs OpenBSD vs NetBSD
    Package managers in BSD
    Creating packages for BSD
    “pkg” vs “ports” in BSD
    Filesystem differences between Linux & BSD
    Managing Linux vs BSD with Ansible

    Additional shownotes

    Jan-Piet’s site: jpmens.net
    Jan-Piet on Twitter: @jpmens

    Sponsors
    This shows is sponsored by my own 2 products (wink, wink):


    DNS Spy: get notified when your DNS records changed, wanted or unwanted!
    Oh Dear: website monitoring with added features like broken links checking, mixed content detection & so much more

    Thanks for tuning in!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #8: CPU wars: Intel vs. AMD vs. ARM

    #8: CPU wars: Intel vs. AMD vs. ARM

    In this new episode of Syscast, I talk to Jan Somers for a deep-dive into CPUs. We discuss Intel vs. AMD and what the role and future of ARM might be.

    If you have any feedback, as always, reach out via e-mail at m@ttias.be or on Twitter at @mattiasgeniar.

    Show topics
    In this episode, we discuss:


    The inception of Intel & AMD
    The x86 instructionset
    Production sizes (nm) and sockets
    Hyperthreading in Intel and AMD
    Pipelines: core count vs. clockspeeds
    Introducing ARM CPU’s
    The ARM CPU doesn’t exist (😱)
    Jan’s hardware rabbit holes
    The future of CPU’s

    Additional shownotes

    Hardware info, news & reviews: anandtech.com
    Jan’s favorite hardware reviewers: @iancutress
    Jan on Twitter is @j_somers

    Sponsors
    This shows is sponsored by my own 2 products (wink, wink):


    DNS Spy: get notified when your DNS records changed, wanted or unwanted!
    Oh Dear: website monitoring with added features like broken links checking, mixed content detection & so much more

    Thanks for tuning in!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #7: Config Management Camp: Kubernetes, Sysdig & Mgmt

    #7: Config Management Camp: Kubernetes, Sysdig & Mgmt

    I’m back! Sort of.

    This is a mono-episode where it’s just me talking about Config Management Camp, a conference held in Gent in February 2017. I recap a few interesting talks and projects I saw.

    This is an episode that I recorded in the car. So there might be audio quality concerns and I’m very much looking for feedback on this format: is it hearable? Does it bother you? Should I do more of these recaps?

    Please let me know via e-mail at m@ttias.be or on Twitter at @mattiasgeniar.

    Shownotes

    Config Management Camp
    Kubernetes
    Next gen config management: mgmt
    Digging into Kubernetes with Sysdig

    • 18 min
    #6.5: SysCast is taking a little break

    #6.5: SysCast is taking a little break

    I wish I didn’t have to bring this message, but I’m fairly certain you already noticed it: there hasn’t been a new SysCast podcast in a while.

    I’m taking a bit of a break to organise things, prepare better and overall bring a better show. But that takes time, and time is something I don’t have at the moment.

    The plan is to bring SysCast back in a few months. In the meantime, don’t unsubscribe just yet, keep the RSS feed going. In a few months, I hope to be back – full force.

    Meanwhile, if you’re craving more open source or linux news, have a look at the weekly newsletter called cron.weekly!

    • 1 min
    #6: Application Security & Cryptography with Scott Arciszewski

    #6: Application Security & Cryptography with Scott Arciszewski

    For the 6th episode of SysCast I’m joined by Scott Arciszewski.

    We talk about PHP, cryptography, securing online applications, cache timing attacks, his CMS called Airship and so much more.

    If you like security and crypto, you’ll like this episode!

    Shownotes

    Scott is @CiPHPerCoder on Twitter as well as @ParagonIE
    Scott works at Paragon Initiative Enterprises
    CMS Airship
    Secure Coding Rules
    OWASP Top 10
    grsecurity
    You Wouldn’t Base64 a Password – Cryptography Decoded
    The Cryptopals Crypto Challenges
    Timing Attacks
    htshells (Self contained htaccess shells and attacks)
    SysCast episode on the Caddy Webserver (episode #1)
    libsodium (A modern and easy-to-use crypto library)
    All the crypto code you’ve ever written is probably broken
    “This JPEG is also a webpage” (view source of this site!)

    Feedback? Let me know via syscast@ttias.be or at @mattiasgeniar on Twitter.

    Special thanks to Jeroen Flamman (@jflamman) and HPCDude (@bengui122) for cleaning up the audio and removing most of the clicks and background noise!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #5: Ansible: config management & deploying code with James Cammarata from Red Hat

    #5: Ansible: config management & deploying code with James Cammarata from Red Hat

    In this episode I talk to James Cammarata, head of Ansible core engineering to discuss the Ansible project.

    We discuss how it’s used as a config management tool in both a push/pull scenario, how Ansible can be used as a deployment tool and an orchestrator. We touch on the terminology, Red Hat’s acquisition, ideal use cases, how to get started with Ansible, Ansible vs. Puppet and so much more.

    If I can borrow 2 minutes of your time, leave a rating on iTunes please!

    Shownotes

    You can find James as @thejimic on Twitter
    Ansible mailing lists: ansible-project (general) and ansible-devel (for, you know, devs)
    Ansible IRC channels
    Official Ansible website: Ansible.com
    Red Hat acquires Ansible: press release
    Ansible Playbooks
    YAML syntax
    Getting started with Ansible: 30 minute introduction video
    Development Modules in Ansible
    How to deploy an application with Ansible
    Ansible 2.0 release
    The Cobbler project
    cron.weekly newsletter

    Feedback? Let me know via syscast@ttias.be or at @mattiasgeniar on Twitter.

    A special thanks for Serge van Ginderachter (@svg on Twitter) for helping prepare this show.

    • 52 min

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MiniMojah ,

Looking forward to the next ones!

I was very happy with this first episode! The audio quality can and will improve in episode 2, I look forward to guests as interesting as Matt.

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