The Killing IT Podcast

Hosted ByRyan Morris, Karl W. Palachuk, Dave Sobel

This podcast is a great example of BOGSAT – Bunch of Guys Sitting Around a Table. We all got together one day to talk about working together, figuring out how we could contribute to the broader IT Community . . . and have fun doing it. One of the big take-aways of that day was the Killing IT Podcast.

We are all interesting in broadening the conversation. What the hell does that mean? Well, we realized that we see a lot of “silos of knowledge.” And even more, we see silos of analysis, silos of understanding, and silos of philosophy. Too many people only talk with others in their tiny little worlds.

This is true within the SMB (small and medium business) IT community. It’s also true in the mid-market. And it’s rampant in the enterprise space. But even within each of these, programmers talk to programmers, marketing people talk to marketing people, and support techs talk to support techs.

We also LOVE the emerging world of emerging technology. Humility aside, the three hosts have built some amazing companies, sold some amazing stuff, and help guide the IT industry to where it is today. We love all this nerdy stuff and can’t wait to figure out where it all goes.

We looked for a hole that no one was filling. And we think we found it in a conscious effort to widen the circle. We want o bring in all the people who are working on IoT, LED, Lidar, LI-FI, blockchain, AI, robots, VR/AR, robotics, 3D printing, and so much more. We are constantly looking for the opportunities to integrate all these emerging skill sets.

We are funny, irreverent, intellectual, analytical, entrepreneurial, and excited about where all this stuff is going. We truly live in what Karl calls “The Exponential Century.” With luck, we can help you grab your share of the many gold mines emerging in new technology.

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All Episodes

ETF focuses on “Return on Character”, the shift away from reseller models accelerates, & AI to help troubled kids

Topic 1: “Return on Character” Exchange Traded Fund focuses on companies run by a character! But, somehow, Tesla and Meta are not part of the index. Perhaps too much character is just too much. Links:   Related article from Harvard on the…

Episode 157 – The legal right to “switch off”, E-drivers license gets the greenlight in Arizona, and Managed Services Market Growth and Trends

Topic 1: The big switch-off: Workers want a legal right to ignore out of hours emails The majority of employees would support a new law giving them a ‘right to disconnect’ from workplace communications. Links:  Topic 2: TSA allows Arizonians to…

Episode 156 – Tech Meets War in Ukraine, Deep Fake Faces, and Hacking North Korea

Topic 1: Public Databases Stumble into War in Ukraine Early in the Ukraine invasion, Google Maps and Flight Radar 24 found that their data were being used by the Russians to view auto and air traffic inside Ukraine. We’ve touched on related topics…

Episode 155 – Hackers without Borders, Microsoft lends a hand in Ukraine, and Big Tech–Innovations Big Detriment

Topic 1: Hackers without Borders – Welcome to 21st Century Warfare A new humintarian group emerges in the wake of armed conflicts in Ukraine. Hackers without Borders aim to aid victims of war via the cyberworld.  Topic 2:  Microsoft finds…

Episode 154 -Meta lawsuit, office space, NFTs, and more!

Special guest co-host: Topic 1: Texas Sues Meta Over Facial Recognition Texas is suing over past use of facial recognition technology. The suit accuses Facebook of violating the state’s privacy laws by capturing biometric data on tens of millions of…

Episode 153 – Fusion Energy, Monitoring vs. Observability, and Ugly 5G

Topic 1: Fusion Energy Will Save The World (Eventually) The most successful nuclear fusion test shows impressive progress and potential at the JET tokamak reactor in the UK. Link:    Topic 2: Monitoring vs Observability We are quickly…

Episode 152 – NFT’s Gone Amok. Adult Language. And SpaceX Loses 40 Satellites.

Topic 1: Nike Sues StockX for NFT Sale of Their shoes Follow this story if you can. Strictly speaking, an NFT is simply a blockchain receipt that you own a specific thing. StockX sells NFTs that are actually fungible. You can trade you NFT for a…

Episode 151 – Stolen Bitcoin, Post-Trust Economy, and the NVidia Deal is Off

Topic 1: $3.6 Bil in Stolen Bitcoin Recovered $900,000,000 still missing. Bad news: blockchain doesn’t stop people from stealing your stuff. Good news: Once the government finds it, they can prove exactly where it was stolen. Surprisingly normal…

Episode 150 !!! Wherein we discuss Antiwork, Airtags, and the Rights of Robots

Topic 1: The “Antiwork” movements, The Great Resignation, and the stupidest movement in America You’ve seen the movement. But you may have missed the Reddit page. Did you miss the anti-work interview gone wrong? Check out    With some…