Paul, Deon & Tong

Paul, Deon & Tong

Now with rotating cohosts Rich, Paul and Deon cover all the current news, all things Apple, Smart Home and Smart EDC with Paul. And all things Startups, Robotics, Smart Health and Artificial Intelligence with Deon. Or whatever they want to talk about. Tips, tricks and traps on technology, mobile, software, machine learning and shopping since 1996

Episodes

January 2, 2024 3 mins

OK, this is a reboot of systems. And getting ready for next year, the new pipeline is ready and the most important thing is that the audio finally sounds better. Stay tuned for more soon!

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Happy Birthday France! And a quick catchup on podcasting, the audio level seems better, there is less "breathing" but there is some clipping of the sound, so not all the way tuned. I also hear clicking as it comes in and out, this could be related to the Shure microphone to the Sony camera to the Elgato S60+. https://tongfamily.com/2023/07/14/pt6-ai-geeks-and-happy-birthday-france/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters...
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June 24, 2023 40 mins

The AI Adventurers return! We are back after two months off retooling our brains and various ventures to be AI-Native. It's not easy and we talk about why. What does it mean to look at your software people and decide if they are type 1, 2 or 3. And how hard it is to make it all work.

Show notes at Tongfamily.com

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A conversation with Devindra on the possibilities of ChatGPT and other Large Language Models for education in India and other Middle and Low-Income Countries. While these large language models today mainly work in the cloud and require high-speed internet connectivity, the promise is that smaller models that are more specialized have already been ported to MacBook Pro M1 and other laptops. And with advances like 4-bit quantization,...

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This time, we bumble through an episode featuring the amazing Mike Conte and we talk about what's wrong with this Podcast technically (see below), about ChatGPT, and about how you don't want to show others the Money. Mike is as always hilarious! Ok, our exploration of Podcasting continues with tech glitches galore. First of all apologies to our 15 viewers. Please use this version as the audio had terrible cutouts because I...

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What an amazing time actually using ChatGPT4 at https://chat.openai.com/, try the prompt, "how do I use Apple Motion to disassemble and reassemble a box". Or "Use ROS2 to have a robot drive in a rectangle around Seattle, Washington". Beware of what happens if GPT4 jail breaks itself and what a Red Team is for and I hope they are working hard. https://www.csoonline.com/article/3690416/why-red-team-for-ai-should-be-on-cisos-radars.ht...
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Wow, this week was the best of times and the worst of times. Just like a Charles Dickens novel. So we cover the incredibly hard job of keeping sane and how a little sleep and support help. Plus the resolution of the SVB crisis for us and also the best of times which is GPT4.  How can you deal with this kind of stress, it's a great question, but the main thing to realize is that its natural to be stressed, yes, you can be Zen Buddhi...
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March 13, 2023 45 mins
This was written in the deep despair of dealing with the SVB Closure. It still has some great tips on how to make sure your money is safe, but thankfully as I'm sure most of you know the Treasure Department stepped in to get full return of capital to uninsured depositors. Whew, nightmare averted, but the big lessons of doing good cash management still apply. https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/12/regulators-unveil-plan-to-stem-damage-from...
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Well in these incredibly turbulent times, what's the best way to deal with venture capitalists and other investors particularly if you are early stage? In places like Europe there is a real zone between $50K and $1M that is hard to cross, so should you spray and pray or be more targeted? Well, who knows what the right answer is, but there are probably too.

Answer the basic questions in your presentations and you can use the Sequoia...

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March 3, 2023 30 mins
System design from the frontlines. When you are in a tiny startup, how do you structure things so that you have the maximum bang for the smallest buck? The easiest way is to try to linearize what you are doing so that you have a set of discrete pipeline parts that are fed by files. That way you turn a complex O(n^2) problem where complexity goes up by the square of the number of modules, to O(n) where adding one more module depends...
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February 27, 2023 22 mins
The second podcast. This is our first podcast that uses Open Broadcast Studio (OBS) for video production. Still rough, but the browser screen is now center stage (and it didn't need some fancy mixing controller, it just worked by piping in a screen capture.  The main topic did 20 years of being stuck in a library really equal 100B years for a computer. Well, there are lots of variables, but check this math! --- Send in a voice m...
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The inaugural episode with Rich and Paul co-hosting on the latest Tech News. And continuing coverage of all things Apple, Smart Home and Smart Everyday Carry. We start with ChatGPT and what it all means, what Apple devices we would love to buy this year (whether it makes sense or not). And then all thing Robot Vacuum and Apple Home. See Tongfamily for show notes with the start of the list here Apple products. The upcoming M2 MacB...
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Sorry to be so late doing this, to be truthful, I managed to delete all my GarageBand data when I recreated my machine, so some notes on how to make that that doesn't happen to you, so you can see more at tongfamily.com, leave me at voice message at anchor.fm or tweet me at @richtong: GarageBand and backups Windows nightmares: How to make it work as a developer Cleaning up a Mac with the ultra-cool System Information > Windows ...
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More fun for posts as for February 28 and back to January 5 2021:

  • Git madness and pull request splitting https://tongfamily.com/2021/02/28/github-madness-what-happens-if-you-do-not-protect-main/
  • Olive oil shopping from wishlist https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/3PBCKT8DWZ7HR?type=wishlist&_encoding=UTF8&tag=rich20-20
  • Zoom hacks for multiple windows.
  • Mars 2020 Perseverance videos and things.
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Well continuing the basically weekly podcast. I skipped Sunday because it was Valentine's day, but hopefully will stay on the every Sunday track. The main thing is that I go through the newest posts and then go through the back catalog of posts (I have 5,000 of them, so this should work for a looong time!). Net, net, here is what is covered and we are current up to January 14, 2021:

  1. Making a Podcast: Noise Gate and Routined. ...
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Welcome to the February 6 episode of Rich's Tongfamily Tips, Tricks and Traps in Technology. You can always see the written posts on https://tongfamily.com, but included here are:

  • Understanding Robinhood, Gamestop and settlements
  • Anaconda is a great virtual environment with a big leak
  • Distributing your podcast manually when Anchor.fm doesn't
  • Moving to Jupyter, Python and Pandas when Excel is too small
  • Moving from Windo...
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Here the latest from https://tongfamily.com including: Some more tips and tricks for moving from Windows to the Mac.  There are lots of differences, so here's a decoder ring. Voice phishing. Hopefully you are not that person who answers the call and loses your bank account. here is what to do about it. Moving to JAMStack. An overview of the move from WordPress to Jamstack with Hugo and Netlify and the reasons why. Apple Watch....
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It's been a while, but reading from last week, the main focus has been getting a website up and running. From finding a new name on Namecheap to connecting it to Digital Ocean or AWS Route 53 and then GSuite. See https://tongfamily.com for the text posts. For the Amazon book list https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O229YTA3ZUGG?ref_=wl_share --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/richt/message
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More random stuff about Dell Rewards, buying a UPS. Not putting diesel into a gas car or vice versa. And some tips on becoming an Apple corporate developer. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/richt/message
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December 5, 2019 5 mins

Our first episode is a trial and all about everything you can read on https://tongfamily.com first up is a note about the latest car thief trick, using a simple $20 box to hijack your passive remote entry and steal your ride. Yikes! And what to do about it. Leave comments at podcast@tongfamily.com

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