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CR 523: Scooby-Doo of Code Hiding

  • Air Date: 2023-06-21
  • Duration: 44 mins 11 secs

About this episode

We open the robe and spend a little time chatting about the software development business.

Your hosts

  • Devicescript — DeviceScript brings a TypeScript developer experience to low-resource microcontroller-based devices. DeviceScript is compiled to a custom VM bytecode, which can run in very constrained environments.
  • GitHub accused of varying Copilot output to avoid copyright allegations — GitHub is alleged to have tuned its Copilot programming assistant to generate slight variations of ingested training code to prevent output from being flagged as a direct copy of licensed software.…
  • Google doesn’t want employees working remotely — “We know that a number of people moved to fully remote work for many good reasons, as we all adjusted to the pandemic. For those who are remote and who live near a Google office, we hope you’ll consider switching to a hybrid work schedule. Our offices are where you’ll be most connected to Google’s community. Going forward, we’ll consider new remote work requests by exception only.”
  • Hybrid combines the worst of office and remote work — The hybrid arrangement kills many of the key benefits of remote work
  • Why millions of usable hard drives are being destroyed — In 2021, the company approached IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) firms, who dispose of old technology for businesses that no longer need it. The answer came back: "Sorry, we have to shred old drives."
  • The US Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens — A newly declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reveals that the federal government is buying troves of data about Americans.
  • Alby: Your Boost companion for the web — Create an Alby Account to get a lightning wallet for payments wherever you go.
  • Coder Radio on the — Send a Boost into the show via the web. First, top-up Alby, then head over to our entry on the Podcast Index.


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