Month: July 2016

S1:E5, Steve Nordyke

Steve is a Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager with Torchlight Investors in Miami. He lives on the water in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale, “The Venice of America”. He has a beautiful family, and is truly living the lifestyle he planned. We talk about Fort Lauderdale, the band Rush, movies, and music. Steve’s home is on the New River, surrounded by all sorts of skiffs, boats, and yachts. For some reason, I was too busy thinking about the podcast to take but one picture: New River that runs through the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Yachting Capital of the World. Financial District of Downtown Miami The Big Short GE Capital Rush on Amazon, Rush on Wikipedia A member of the band Better Than Ezra (Wikipedia; Amazon) was hanging out with Steve and Rush in Monroe, Louisiana. Movies: Pulp Fiction The Usual Suspects House of Cards, Se7en The Hunger, David Bowie & Susan Sarandon Citizen Kane is 75 years old this year, by the way: Citizen Kane on IMDB, New York Times review from 1941,  Roger Ebert’s review in 1998; wikipedia link The Great Gatsby (2013); The Great Gatsby (1972) Cord Duesenberg The Aviator Apocalypse Now Body Double Brian De Palma Music Streaming: Pandora Food: Half Shell Raw Bar in Key West Hogfish Mohawk Tavern, Monroe, LA Pauls Meat Market – Andouille sausage, Fort Smith, AR Boating in Maui: Trilogy – great service! http://www.tomkirkham.com/podcast-player/215/s1e5-steve-nordyke.mp3Download file...

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ISIS Kill List: What Would You Do?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. To get you up to speed, ISIS-related groups, like the Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), or the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) have released kill lists of people they want murdered around the world. Some of these are military or law enforcement individuals, others are seemingly random people. The lists are intended to inspire “lone wolves” such as the one in Orlando; to consume law-enforcement resources; and to “market” their terrorist agenda. In many of these cases, the FBI is visiting each individual and informing them that they are on a kill list, and although the FBI doesn’t think the threat is material, the individual should be vigilant. Vigilant for life. These lists cannot be “recalled”. The lists will be on the internet forever. And since this terror will seemingly go on for generations, the named individuals are on it for their entire lives. My question is: what would your reaction be if you were told you were on an iSIS kill list? Would you want to know? What would you...

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S1:E4, Clint Sharp

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of TBC: The Podcast. First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the feedback. Don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes, and let us know WHO or WHAT you want to hear. In this episode, we talk with Clint Sharp in his cool home in beautiful Montclair, Oakland, California. I have known Clint for about 20 years, both as a colleague and friend. Clint is Director of Product Management, Big Data & Operational Intelligence at Splunk, a San Francisco-based big data analysis company. Clint is an intensely curious autodidact, accomplished in whatever suits his interests. Genuinely one of the most intelligent people I know. We spend talking about big data, product management, Splunk of course, and a LOT of movies. Be sure and rate us on iTunes! Clint Sharp’s stuff is here A shot of Oakland Eucalyptus trees and fire hazard SNL The Californians Santa Barbara Comcast and Splunk: “Capturing Actionable Insights to Improve User Experience”  House of Lies (TV Show on Showtime starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell); House of Lies (book by Martin Kihn) Onion Talks Peter Principle Movies: The Jerk Southpark the Movie The Big Lebowski The Royal Tennebaums Grand Budapest Hotel Moonrise Kingdom A Mighty Wind Waiting for Guffman For Your Consideration The Bourne movies Team America Reservoir Dogs Pulp Fiction Django Unchained Sleepers The Usual Suspects Se7en...

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