Podcasts

I'm lucky enough to have had the chance to start a couple of podcasts, as well as appear as a guest on others.

My current personal hobby podcast is Tech: Off-topic which is usually every other week with my friend Jim Seconds.

Episodes

Something got burnt in the Oven.sh and reaffirming the Internet is a weird place to be

Mike and Jim have our usual chat and weird humour, this time we give our take on:

And the usual off-topic tangents.

PS Sorry Mike's mum for the introduction

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Tech tangents, memes, and a sprinkling of shiny new PHP

Mike and Jim have our usual chat and dark humour moments, but this time we also chat about interesting new tech.

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Buns and sports ball! Things are interesting here in Brum

Mike Elsmore & Jim Seconde can't help but talk about the commonwealth game, but we also have takes on bun.sh, latest layoffs, and evil corp.

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No crypto but plenty of tech bad takes

Mike Elsmore & Jim Seconde chat about all the things that have been happening in the tech space recently. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tech-off-topic/message

Chatting about tech built on blockchain and a giggle along the way with Matt from RippleX

This is episode was an awesome chat with Matt Hamilton who is the Principle Developer Advocate from RippleX. Our chat covered his route into his current role, including the home experiments that got him to Ripple, as well as Mike learning a lot about Ripple and the XRP Ledger.

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz

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What happened to the community and life around us with Hannah & Andy from Fusion

I had the amazing chance to have a nice chat with Hannah Jones & Andy Jones from The Fusion Group, you may have heard of a little thing they run called Fusion Meetup. During this chat, which we kept relatively short, we covered recruitment, the community in and around Birmingham (our shared city), and some of the transition for people working in tech over the last year or so.

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz

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Where databases, web monetisation, music, and a lions mane meet with Simon Metson

In this episode Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore has Simon Metson, VP of Engineering at EDB get ever so nostalgic and then the conversation gets interesting. An amazing conversation unfolds talking about music, web monetisation (if interested check out https://coil.com/), and building stuff.

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz

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Tinkering with things on the internet with Marcus Noble

In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore has Marcus Noble, Principle Systems Engineer at Elsevier on for a conversation about tinkering. Over the course of the conversation we talk, home setups, IoT, Smart Home tech, and all roads seem to lead to a Kubernetes conversation.

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz

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Surviving Bootcamp, chatting to the amazing people graduating from the School of Code

In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, has a gaggle of bootcampers new and old from the School of Code in Birmingham to talk about the experience and everything around it from remote learning to the realities. The bootcampers involved were:

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz

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Unicorns, pictures, and internet from a bygone era with Lech Guzowski

In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, has Lech Guzowski, the man behind Human.pm, on for a chin wag and gentle heckling. We talk tech, a tiny bit of politics, and just have a giggle ridiculous things happening at the moment. 

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. 

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz

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Happy Techmas! 2020 Gift Roast

In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 decided to roast tech gifts. Earlier in the month, we asked the internet to suggest the worst tech gifts they could think of and we decided to give eight of them the once over. In no particular order, here they are and you can judge for yourself:


Also, we mentioned the Fusion Community Discord, if you like the Fusion meetups etc help to maintain the community over at https://discord.gg/pCejkYXYsr

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below:

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Protocols, fire, and corporate overlords with Jon Kingsley

In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 just chat about some interesting stuff that's happened recently. This episode we were joined by Jon Kingsley who's a Software/Hardware Engineer (genuine builder of many random things…), and we chat about everything from start-ups and protocols, meetups, past Kingsley adventures, and even some on our corporate overlords.

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below:

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Kerbal SpaceX

In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 just chat about some interesting stuff that's happened recently. We chat about start-ups, outages, space, and our home town of Birmingham (BHX).

We also mention some events coming up, here are the links:

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below:

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Start talking before the year gets cancelled

The first episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 just chat about some interesting stuff that's happened recently.

We also mention some events coming up, here are the links:

  1. Introduction to Distributed Systems (.NET Core) with Dylan Beattie, November 19th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-distributed-systems-net-core-with-dylan-beattie-tickets-119602742021
  2. Communication for Software Teams, November 24th - 27th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communication-for-software-teams-tickets-120395206303

If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.

If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below:

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