About the Show
Have a beer with Jeff and Dave -- they've been working as programmers, system administrators, security engineers, and devops engineers for about 10 years each. In this podcast, they cover technology topics in an accessible way: the tech job interview process, career tips and tricks, useful tech tools, interesting news, high-level introductions to technology topics, and much more.
Episoded 11: Meltdown Spectre Heartbleed 2.0
January 15th, 2018
55 mins 49 secs
heartbleed, meltdown, reddit, spectre
This week Dave and Jeff discuss the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, how Brian Krzanich might have been involved in some insider trading and why you guys are not using the kernel panic podcast subreddit.
Episode happy-new-year-2018: Episode 10: Happy New Year!
January 6th, 2018
50 mins 33 secs
community, facebook, home automation, learning, privacy, projects, reddit, security, social media, swatting, tech, technology
Dave and Jeff somehow cram 19 topics into 50 minutes, from swatting to practical learning projects to the evils of facebook advertising. And most importantly, this episode launches the official KPP subreddit and hands-on tech learning project initiative (HOTLPI) (tm). Enjoy!
Episode 9: Okay Google, We are back!
December 14th, 2017
53 mins 18 secs
alexa, fcc, google, home
Dave and Jeff took way too much time off to get their lives in order. They are back with no direction, no topic but there are lots of laughs. Listen to them discuss some of the tech they have in their house. What they have been up to for the past few months and a quick review of Dave's interview with Ben Whaley, co-author of the Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook
Episode 8: The Career Switch
October 1st, 2017
1 hr 10 mins
developer, interview, jakebathman, switching careers
This week Jeff and Dave interview Jake (@jakebathman). Jake is someone who switched careers to a developer job with no professional developer experience. Listen to find out how he did it and how to learn from his mistakes.
Episode 7: The Equifax Hack
September 28th, 2017
49 mins 29 secs
equifax, opinion, podcast
This week Jeff and Dave discuss the Equifax hack. What can you do to protect yourself online?
Episode 6: Stuff We Wish We Knew
September 19th, 2017
37 mins 41 secs
advice, career, linux, podcast, qa, system administration, what we should have known
In this episode of Kernel Panic Dave and Jeff discuss all of the things they wish they knew before they started their careers
Episode 5: Tech Industry Jobs
September 6th, 2017
48 mins 20 secs
jobs, podcast, qa, sysadmin, techjobs
In this episode the guys talk about all the different type of tech jobs that are out there. There are a lot more jobs then just software and linux administration.
Episode 4: What is a VPN?
August 29th, 2017
40 mins 47 secs
cybersecurity, data security, deep dive, online privacy, online security, podcast, privacy, vpn, web security
In this episode, the guys do a deep dive into the wonderful world of VPNs. They explain what a VPN is, how it protects you online, and what you need to look out for when choosing one.
Community Questions Answered #1
August 20th, 2017
34 mins 58 secs
answers, community, q&a, qanda, questions
This is your episode! You sent us the questions; now we're giving you our answers. We'll probably make this a regular part of the show -- feel free to ask us questions on Twitter, YouTube, Twitch or via TCP-over-Pigeon.
Episode 3: The Dreaded Tech Interview
August 13th, 2017
50 mins 42 secs
advice, career, interview, process, tech, tech interview, technical interview, tips, tricks
Hold on to your butts, this is a long one. This week Dave and Jeff discuss the (awful) standard tech interview process. You'll learn all the most important dos, don'ts, and tips to make passing the interview easier.
Episode 2: Recruiter Voodoo
August 6th, 2017
business, help, opinion, recruiters, shady, tech, the job you want, voodoo
This week, Dave and Jeff talk about what it's like to work with tech recruiters during a job hunt -- what can make it a good idea, and a few reasons why you might avoid it.
Episode 1: Technology Certificate Chasers
July 29th, 2017
36 mins 24 secs
certificates, episode 1, howto, tech, worth it
In this episode, Dave and Jeff discuss whether or not Technology Certificates are worth your time and money.