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Cyberdeck Users Weekly

22 EpisodesProduced by Paul MillerWebsite

A podcast from Paul Miller about how to own technology.

22 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Our excellent dystopia with Matt Odell

December 4th, 2020


Really glad to have Matt Odell as a return guest. Instead of an interview we used this as an opportunity to talk about our wonderful dystopia full of …

Local-first and freeform software with James Long

October 8th, 2020


In classic podcasting style, I managed to frontload this episode with highly technical questions up front and then we slowly morphed the conversation into a more conceptual what-is-the-future-of-computers sort of thing.

Is tech actually good tho

August 29th, 2020


This is a tough one because I'm fairly undecided. Are we sliding toward an apocalypse? Is too much getting worse to expect anything to get better? Is YouTube actually kind of a great thing? I've been stuck on this long …


August 1st, 2020


No offense to @jayriverlong, but I think his think piece on GPT-3 is kind of dumb: "In a GPT-3 World, Anonymity Prevents Free Speech"

So I did a …

Better won't be easy

July 4th, 2020


Today's episode is a work-in-progress essay about the role of UX and "ease of use" in tech, with a specific focus on Bitcoin. Here are some links to …

A computer from scratch with Jonathan Pallant

June 24th, 2020


So I screwed up and didn't select my nice podcasting microphone for this episode and am instead speaking to you through that joke of a pinhole mic on …

Topical tech news #1

June 20th, 2020


Something that's been refreshing about doing this new podcast is how little of my time is spent thinking about what "big" companies are doing.

But these big companies keep doing stuff. So let's talk about it!

Skate 4

Decentralized messaging with John Cantrell of Juggernaut

June 17th, 2020


On this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with John Cantrell, the lead of the Juggernaut decentralized messaging project.

I'm very enamoured with the idea of decentralized, peer-to-peer, e2ee messaging. But there …

Books I like

June 13th, 2020


These are some books I like!

Fire in the Valley

by Michael Swaine and Paul Freiberger

The Mandibles

by Lionel Shriver

The Soul of a New Machine

by …

The command line and you

June 6th, 2020


Today's episode is a little different. Basically, I want to convince you that you can and should learn to engage with the command line on your …

Better software with William Casarin

June 3rd, 2020


Today I'm joined by William Casarin who is one of my favorite twitter follows. William is a freelance software developer, he runs a bitcoin …


May 30th, 2020

"You can't stop other people from reading that which you disagree with."

@pierre_rochard on Noded 0.62.0

Speech laws and regulation and platform …

Mesh networking with Richard Myers

May 28th, 2020


Richard Myers is a "decentralized applications engineer" at Global Mesh Labs, which is a very good job title in my opinion. We talk about his work on …

What a Bitcoin future looks like

May 23rd, 2020


I did a pod about Bitcoin, I hope that's okay!

Bitcoin resources I recommend

Tales from the Crypt


Bitcoin Audible

Satoshi Nakamoto Institute

The Bitcoin Standard

A Bitcoin Future

What if everything you bought got …


May 16th, 2020

The next generation of consoles

Faster storage, ray tracing, higher resolutions.

Unreal 5: "nearly a polygon per pixel"

But what about

Simulation? …

Redox OS with Jeremy Soller

May 13th, 2020


Everybody needs an operating system. But do we need a new kind of operating system?

Right now we basically have three major options: Windows, macOS, and Linux. Windows and macOS aren't open source, but that's not the …

Hmm are we using computers correctly?

May 9th, 2020

A skateboard for our minds

The computer is "a bicycle for our minds," as Steve Jobs once said.

Do you ever watch those velodrome events in the …

Bitcoin with Matt Odell

May 6th, 2020


This week I'm joined by Matt Odell, the co-host of the Tales from the Crypt podcast. Not only is Matt Bitcoin-famous, he's also hugely informed on …

The Optimistic Case for Decentralization

May 2nd, 2020



In this episode of Cyberdeck Users Weekly we'll review a bunch of tech giants and what their potential weaknesses are:


Amazon can't track counterfiets (scale fail) and …

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