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OTC CatchUp #103

Date: 29-10-2022

Duration: 3 hrs 39 mins

Topics Discussed

  • Anas Khan asked Jaden Furtado how one can submit IP address in AbuseIP DB.

  • Darshan Rander shared his recent contributions to winget-cli and plus_plugins.

  • Darshan Rander asked Himanshu Sharma when you should clean your laptop from inside. Himanshu Sharma suggested doing it once in 6 months.

  • Jay Kaku shared the blog of IBM releasing a new chip for ML training.

    • Darshan Rander asked what is the difference between NVIDIA’s GPU, Google’s Tensor and this chip. To which Jay Kaku said the use cases of them are very different. NVIDIA is general, Tensor is for running the model and this one is for training them.

  • Jay Kaku shared a IBM’s Analog Hardware Acceleration Kit a project for AI development.

  • Harsh Kapadia, Darshan Rander and Aditya Oberai talked about deta.space and it’s future. - More on Deta Space

  • We talked about Kubernetes (K8s)

    • Rishit Dagli talked about his experience at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon North America 2022.

    • Rishit talked about the cost of running the K8s project and the improvements to the project’s registry in upcoming versions to make it more efficient so that all requests for packages are not made to the main K8s registry.

    • Rishit also told us about Release Engineering at K8s which handles all release procedures such as identifying flaky tests, deciding how to release a particular version, in what manner (phased or all at once), etc.

    • Rishit shared tests of some of the K8s projects

  • Aditya Oberai told us some of the matters that have to be decided upon when a company acquires another company and how complex they are.

    • User migration from one service to another

    • Codebase linting, policies and styling consistencies

    • Branding decisions and alignment

    • Service Level Agreement (SLA) changes

    • Business goals re-alignment

    • Independence level of the company getting acquired

    • Transitioning (fitting) employees, laying come employees off, handling employee stock conversions, deciding salaries, etc.

  • Aditya Oberai talked about the hostile takeover of Twitter, how the firing of Twitter higher-ups is not related to Recession, corporate buyouts and Golden Parachutes.

  • Aditya Oberai and Harsh Kapadia talked about how we all are too harsh on ourselves and how we need to understand ourselves better.

  • Aditya also touched upon the fact that good advice is nice to have, but one should understand the context in which it is presented. He talked about the importance of context to be able to understand multiple things and interpret and apply things well.

Projects Showcased

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