Kernel Panic

Educational (and fun) Tech Topics Discussed by IT Veterans

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.

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  • Tech Learning Projects

    September 1st, 2019  |  52 mins 18 secs
    aws, hosting, learning, linux, microsoft, programming, technology

    Learning Tech Skills in a way that doesn't suck, computer science degrees vs practical everyday engineering skills, useful learning projects

  • Episode 18: Tips for Working from Home

    March 10th, 2019  |  50 mins 25 secs
    babble, wfh, work from home

    In this episode Dave and Jeff try to talk about working from home, but they never seem to get there. There are a few good tips at the end but it's mostly random babble as usual.

  • Episode 17: We all make mistakes

    November 26th, 2018  |  47 mins 34 secs

    Can it be true? Dave and Jeff are back with another episode so soon? This week Jeff and Dave answer two questions. What to do and how to recover for a massive screw up that causes an outage. They also give their opinion on convincing your company they need to care about backend services.

  • Episode 16: We are back, probably,

    November 19th, 2018  |  33 mins 32 secs
    kernel panic, linux, tech podcast, tutorial, welcome back

    Dave and Jeff are back with one of their worst episodes to date. It will probably take them a few episodes to get back into the swing of things. If you have been around this long you know to expect nothing more.

  • Episode 15: The Best Tech Advice You Can Get

    May 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Live from The Cantina, Jeff and Dave interview one of their mentors. They discuss a variety of topics ranging from getting your first job, the skills you need to land that first job and internet sensation LilTay. This episode is filled with great advice, amazing stories from Jeff and Chris's past. You will not want to miss this episode.

  • Episode 14: Corporate IT didn't forget about Dre

    May 3rd, 2018  |  48 mins 19 secs

    This week Jeff and Dave interview Dre ( Dre took a nontraditional route into the IT world and here is here to share his story. Dre gives you some advice so maybe you don't make the same mistakes he did and some advice on how you can emulate what he did correctly.

  • Episode 13: Bitcoin is Riddled with Child Porn

    March 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Dave and Jeff get off topic as usual and start talking about how bitcoin is riddled with child porn. Uber runs over a person and again they talk about how much they hate online ads.

  • Episode 12: Luke, I Am Your Father

    February 25th, 2018  |  45 mins 21 secs
    advertising, career, college degrees, devops, linux, mobile gaming, privacy, remote work, tech news, technology, world wide web

    In Jeff's first episode as a dad, we talk about current tech/futurism TV shows, tech news in general, remote work, virtual offices, mobile gaming and the horrors of the current ad-funded Web, the best ways to fund content creators, multitasking, child labor, the value of 4-year universities in tech careers, and 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 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.