Podcast Episode 119 – Why Erasing Data is Not Enough and Lessons in Careers in Tech with Nathan Jones of WhiteCanyon Software

Nathan Jones is the co-founder of WhiteCanyon Software.  What begins as a story about what to do with all the old systems in your company before you let them go traverses the spectrum as we discussion data protection, personal and corporate practices around data security, and much more.  Nathan and I have a fantastic conversation that also covers tons of great tips for navigating a career in tech, how sales is everyone’s job, and a stroll down memory lane for anyone who’s been in the industry for a while.

Check out WhiteCanyon Software here:  https://www.whitecanyon.com

Visit the LinkedIn page for WhiteCanyon Software here:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/whitecanyon-software-inc-/

Listen to the episode here: https://discopossepodcast.com/episode-119-why-erasing-data-is-not-enough-and-lessons-in-careers-in-tech-with-nathan-jones-of-whitecanyon-software/

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Podcast Episode 119 – Why Erasing Data is Not Enough and Lessons in Careers in Tech with Nathan Jones of WhiteCanyon Software

PODCAST LINK: https://discopossepodcast.com/episode-119-why-erasing-data-is-not-enough-and-lessons-in-careers-in-tech-with-nathan-jones-of-whitecanyon-software/




Podcast Episode 118 – Reimagining the Future of Vision plus Lessons in Learning, and Customer and Patient Experience with Dr. Steven Tersigni

Dr. Steven Tersigni is one of the world’s first certified Light Adjustable Lens surgeons. Steven has operated on some of St. Louis’ most famous influencers.  He has been published in national journals and has authored and edited content for numerous medical educational publications and websites. He has been an investigator on nine U.S. FDA trials involving advanced technology lens implants, corneal treatments and investigational therapeutic medications, among other studies.

This conversation spans everything from the science that’s bringing advancements to corrective eye surgery to powerful lessons in business, learning, and how the patient (and customer) experience can be advanced through the power of empathy.  A strong set of lessons for anyone regardless of their background.

Check out Dr. Tersigni’s practice at Brinton Vision here:  https://brintonvision.com/

Listen to the episode here: https://discopossepodcast.com/episode-118-reimagining-the-future-of-vision-plus-lessons-in-learning-and-customer-and-patient-experience-with-dr-steven-tersigni/

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Episode 118 – Reimagining the Future of Vision plus Lessons in Learning, and Customer and Patient Experience with Dr. Steven Tersigni

PODCAST LINK: https://discopossepodcast.com/episode-118-reimagining-the-future-of-vision-plus-lessons-in-learning-and-customer-and-patient-experience-with-dr-steven-tersigni/




Podcast Episode 117 – How to Succeed in Podcasting and Technical Marketing with CloudBytes Podcast creator, Brian Knudtson

Brian Knudtson is the host of the CloudBytes Podcast and has also worked as a customer, value-added reseller, vendor, and service provider, including roles in web development, system administration, post-sales deployment, pre-sales architecting, public cloud design, and technical marketing.

We discuss the keys to successful podcasting and have an extensive discussion on how we came up in technology and made the jump to finding career success inside the tech vendor community.  Brian shares what his skills secrets have been to technical marketing and what could unlock great things for other technologists looking to map out their career growth.

Check out the CloudBytes podcast on iTunes here:  iTunes

Listen to the CloudBytes on Spotify here:   Spotify

Connect with Brian on Twitter and read his blog here

Read more about the VMUnderground here: https://blog.vmunderground.com/

Listen to the episode here: https://discopossepodcast.com/episode-117-how-to-succeed-in-podcasting-and-technical-marketing-with-cloudbytes-podcast-creator-brian-knudtson/

Listen and Subscribe on iTunes here:

Podcast Episode 117 – How to Succeed in Podcasting and Technical Marketing with CloudBytes Podcast creator, Brian Knudtson

PODCAST LINK: https://discopossepodcast.com/episode-117-how-to-succeed-in-podcasting-and-technical-marketing-with-cloudbytes-podcast-creator-brian-knudtson/




Transcribr – A Simple Transcription File Cleaning Tool

If you’ve ever used Zoom or other recording tools that have native transcription, you will know the pain of getting a file that looks like this:

Very cool that they do the transcription for you, but there are some things missing. The primary issue is that it’s difficult to read.

Transcribr – A Simple Ruby VTT File Cleaner

Necessity is the mother of invention. I created a super simple (and hack coded) tool using Ruby that will help me solve my problem. This nifty little tool is what I call Transcribr.

All you need to do for this to work for you is to name your input transcription file as source.vtt and run the process using the instructions at the GitHub site for Transcribr.

The process will do a few neat things for you including:

  • Remove empty lines
  • Remove timestamps
  • Remove other HTML-ish stuff
  • Remove line numbers

Just clone the GitHub repo and run the tool against your source file. The tools is built to output to screen for viewing and also creates a file called output.txt for you to be able to use. Every time you run the tool it will recreate the output file for you as well.

Now that you’ve run Transcribr against the source file you get a more reader-friendly version that looks like this:

I hope that this is helpful for some folks out there. If you’re a legit developer and want to help clean up the hack coding that I did, please submit a PR and I’ll happily update to make it work better. Happy transcribing!