Waves with Wireless Nerd

Drew Lentz the Wirelessnerd

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Navigating Wireless Certification: Interview with Tom Carpenter on the Impact of CWNP's Vendor-Neutral Approach to Networking Expertise
May 8 2024
Navigating Wireless Certification: Interview with Tom Carpenter on the Impact of CWNP's Vendor-Neutral Approach to Networking Expertise
Discover the wireless certification revolution with me, Drew Lentz, your guide through the dynamic world of networking technology, as I chat with none other than Tom Carpenter. As the CTO at CWNP, he's a true trailblazer in the field, and he's here to share the tale of how vendor-neutral certifications emerged to challenge the status quo, transforming the landscape for professionals everywhere. Journey with us through Tom's personal evolution from e-learning pioneer to study guide author, and grasp the profound influence of the CWNA certification on the industry. We'll uncover the essentials of not just passing exams, but also the indispensable hands-on experience that can only be gained through rigorous training and practice.In an era where tech knowledge is power, we'll weigh the merits of vendor-neutral certifications against their vendor-specific counterparts, considering their impact on a comprehensive understanding of wireless systems. Delving into the updates for CWDP and CWAP certifications, we illuminate the pathways for designing and analyzing cutting-edge wireless networks. As we contemplate the future of industry gatherings in the wake of COVID-19, you'll hear insights into the changing dynamics of professional gatherings and the enduring spirit of knowledge-sharing. Whether you're a seasoned pro or an aspiring techie, this episode offers access to a treasure trove of wireless wisdom, setting you on course for career advancement and success. Support the Show.
Diving into Old and New Digital Frontiers: Unveiling the Mysteries of Mobility Field Day 11, Exploring AM Radio for Emergency Comms, and Anticipating a Live Tech Interaction
May 8 2024
Diving into Old and New Digital Frontiers: Unveiling the Mysteries of Mobility Field Day 11, Exploring AM Radio for Emergency Comms, and Anticipating a Live Tech Interaction
Prepare to be electrified by the insider knowledge I, Drew Lentz the Wireless Nerd, bring straight from the tech trenches as we prep for Mobility Field Day 11. Get ready for the line-up of heavy hitters like Ubiquiti, Arista, and Cisco, you'll get the kind of peek behind the curtain that only the MFD crew can boast about! I'm excited about the details of Juniper's latest maneuvers and dishing on Fortinet's fresh retail strategies, all while urging you to jump into the digital fray with your most pressing wireless wonders - MFD11 is gonna be awesome! And don't think I've left out those shiny new Apple announcements; we'll dissect the latest iPad's 5G capabilities and lament its Wi-Fi 7 absence together.Transmitting from the heart of AM radio debates, hear how I grapple with the static of my own electric truck while discussing the broader implications of emergency communication legislation. Shifting from the airwaves to the furrows, I'll dig into a Tennessee trial that's plowing new ground in agricultural IoT, potentially transforming how we farm with smart tech. Last but not least, gear up for our next episode's live broadcast, where we'll take your engagement to the next level with real-time interaction during Mobility Field Day presentations. Make sure your questions are locked and loaded; this is where the rubber meets the road in the wireless world. Support the Show.
Connecting the Dots in Tech: Is This a Glimpse of the Future of IoT with Cisco & Kajeet? Dissecting Location Services with 802.11az from HPE Aruba, and Anticipating Mobility Field Day 11
May 1 2024
Connecting the Dots in Tech: Is This a Glimpse of the Future of IoT with Cisco & Kajeet? Dissecting Location Services with 802.11az from HPE Aruba, and Anticipating Mobility Field Day 11
You'll be on the edge of your seat as we anticipate the innovation showcase at Mobility Field Day 11, which promises to be a playground for tech aficionados with powerhouses like Celona, Juniper and Cisco stepping up to the plate. Meanwhile, we're keeping tabs on the satellite industry's game-changing moves, with SES's bold acquisition of Intelsat setting the stage for an epic showdown in the skies.Get ready to explore the merging horizons of Wi-Fi and cellular as we dissect the strategic alliance between Cisco and Kajeet. This dynamic duo is on a quest to revolutionize IoT services, and we're here to map out the journey for you. The synthesis of Kajeet's Sentinel platform with Cisco's network expertise could very well be the blueprint for the future of network management, shaping a world where connectivity knows no bounds. As we delve into this partnership's implications, we're painting a picture of a new era where managing devices across the spectrum is as smooth as silk. But how real is it?As we wrap up with finesse, we're turning the spotlight on the precision and promise of location services technologies. From the pinpoint accuracy of Bluetooth 5.1 to the trailblazing potential of the new HPE Aruba Wi-Fi 7 APs, we're dissecting the tech that's setting the standard for everything from personal security to global logistics. HPE Aruba gets a hat tip for their forward-thinking integration of these technologies, and we're here to connect the dots for you. Plus, don't miss out with upcoming insightful banter with Keith Parsons and check the pod for our interview with the planning visionary Payman – it's all happening right here, where the wireless world comes alive. Support the Show.
Waves Interview: Sailing Through Cyberspace with Dave Taht's Guide to Bufferbloat
Apr 23 2024
Waves Interview: Sailing Through Cyberspace with Dave Taht's Guide to Bufferbloat
Have you ever wondered what magic lies behind the seamless flow of your online conversations, or how a tune could tell the tale of tech evolution? Networking virtuoso Dave Taht joins us to unravel the mysteries of internet technology, starting with his pioneering work on the embedded Linux wireless router. Dave, with his knack for making complex topics relatable, takes us back to the early days of the internet, from Fido to Gopher, and breathes new life into Usenet. He tackles Bufferbloat with an accessible funnel analogy, making sense of how data should move to keep our digital interactions smooth. And for an unexpected twist, Dave's fusion of music and technology adds a rhythmic pulse to our discussion, capturing the essence of internet challenges in a way that resonates with both tech veterans and novices.In a captivating conversation about the digital world's legacy, we delve into the aftermath of 2008's outdated embedded devices, and the scarcity of expertise in bringing these relics up to speed. Dave sheds light on the unintentional impact BitTorrent had on stirring the network neutrality debate by saturating buffers, which inadvertently highlighted the critical need for smarter network algorithms. We then pivot to the power of firmware revamps via OpenWRT, discussing the transformative potential of updates on bufferbloat, security, and IPv6 integration, despite corporate hesitations. As we conclude, Dave serenades us with a song celebrating SpaceX's achievements, a fitting end that blurs the lines between the once far-fetched dreams of space travel and the unfolding reality of our technological prowess. Join us for an episode where inspiring melodies meet insightful tech talk, all wrapped up in a galactic bow. Support the Show.
Embarking on a New Tech Voyage: From Les Claypool's Wine Endeavors to Revolutionary Dining Tech and the Unveiling of Wi-Fi's As-A-Service Future
Apr 18 2024
Embarking on a New Tech Voyage: From Les Claypool's Wine Endeavors to Revolutionary Dining Tech and the Unveiling of Wi-Fi's As-A-Service Future
Wave goodbye to the familiar as I embark on a thrilling new adventure beyond Cisco, rife with potential and discovery. Get ready to uncork the symphonic blend of music and winemaking with none other than Les Claypool of Primus fame, who's taken a fascinating detour into the world of fine wines. This episode isn't just about the grape; it's a feast for the senses, where technology meets the culinary arts. Angela Diffly from MURTEC and the Restaurant Technology Network joins us to serve up a dish of insights on how tech is revolutionizing our dining experiences. Meanwhile, my anticipation builds for Mobility Field Day 11, where the who's who of the tech world, including Ubiquiti and Arista, are set to reveal the latest developments that are calling my name.Sail into the uncharted waters of Wi-Fi as a service, where titans like HPE are navigating towards an as-a-service future that's blowing up to a forecasted $36 billion market. We're not just talking hot air—this is the gust that could lift network administrators into a new era, with AI as their compass. And let's not forget the wireless horizon, where the promise of private LTE and 5G waves a flag for engineers to unite and bridge the digital divide, no fiber required. We'll also probe the updates to Ubiquity's network planner and question if it's hitting the right notes to educate users fully. So, tune in, adjust your sails, and join the voyage as we explore these disruptive tides in technology. Support the Show.
Special Event Coverage: Seeing is Believing by Tarana. Reimagining Wireless Broadband's Potential with Tarana Leading the Charge in Next-Gen Wireless Innovations
Apr 15 2024
Special Event Coverage: Seeing is Believing by Tarana. Reimagining Wireless Broadband's Potential with Tarana Leading the Charge in Next-Gen Wireless Innovations
Embark on a transformative journey as I, Drew Lentz, your Wireless Nerd, team up with the front-runners of Tarana Wireless to reveal the true power of wireless broadband. At a recent "Seeing is Believing" event together with the local ISP VTX1, we were hands on with the equipment, got a tour of customer sites via private coach, and a walkthrough of the benefits by the CTO of one of Texas' largest Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP). We pulled back the curtain on the misconceptions surrounding wireless technology and its capability to rival fiber. Our discussion takes you through VTX1's bold transition to Tarana's innovative solutions,  where we dissect the game-changing experiences and the enlightenment of even the most skeptical technicians with their firsthand triumphs with Tarana's gear. The impact is clear: wireless is not just an alternative; it's a formidable contender in the broadband arena.We further scrutinize the technical marvels behind this wireless tech company's ascent. With a staggering 28 patents and a reach extending to over 20 million households, we demonstrate just how they're recalibrating expectations for internet deployment, particularly in regions fraught with natural calamities. From the nitty-gritty of advanced signal processing to the practicalities of rural installations, we take you through an immersive experience that culminates in a candid chat with the installation team. This episode isn't merely about the triumph of technology, it's a testament to the resilience and innovation at the heart of modern connectivity. Support the Show.
Special Coverage: Stirring the Restaurant Tech Pot: A Journey with RTN's Angela Diffly into AI Breakthroughs, Automation Urge, and Geeks Galore at MURTEC2024
Apr 12 2024
Special Coverage: Stirring the Restaurant Tech Pot: A Journey with RTN's Angela Diffly into AI Breakthroughs, Automation Urge, and Geeks Galore at MURTEC2024
Join the revelry as I, Drew Lentz, the Wireless Nerd, sync up with the incomparable Angela Diffly from the Restaurant Technology Network! Get the inside scoop on how RTN is stirring up the industry pot, from its origin as a much-needed forum for tech gurus to its rise as a powerhouse shaping restaurant tech standards. Together with Angela, we shed light on the network's explosive growth, the creation of seven cutting-edge benchmarks, and the vibrant atmosphere of MURTEC where tech mavericks and decision-makers come together to spark dialogue and drive innovation. It's a gathering that's changing the game, and you're getting a front-row seat to the action.Excitement crackles as we peel back the curtain on the future of restaurant tech, especially the breakthroughs in AI and automation that are set to redefine how restaurants operate. Imagine a world where an AI co-pilot named Expo is the new sidekick for restaurant managers, helping to streamline operations with ease. We're not just talking about robots flipping burgers; we're discussing how personalization and efficiency can coexist, enhancing the customer experience and preserving jobs. For those who get a thrill out of tech talk and can't help but nerd out over the latest innovations, I've got an open invitation for you to join us at wirelessnerdnet, where kindred souls unite in their shared passion for the technology that keeps our world spinning. Support the Show.
Sparking Wireless Innovation: From the End of the Affordable Connectivity Program Vouchers Opening the Door to New Wireless Projects to the Brink of a Spectrum Revolution, Insights into Private LTE, 5G Prowess, and the Wi-Fi Now World Congress Buzz
Apr 9 2024
Sparking Wireless Innovation: From the End of the Affordable Connectivity Program Vouchers Opening the Door to New Wireless Projects to the Brink of a Spectrum Revolution, Insights into Private LTE, 5G Prowess, and the Wi-Fi Now World Congress Buzz
Discover a world where the end of the Affordable Connectivity Program isn't a setback, but a catalyst for innovation in wireless service. I navigate the turbulent currents of the wireless industry, from Qualcomm's latest offerings to the game-changing tech from Tarana Wireless that's set to revolutionize connectivity. As cities miss out on critical infrastructure investments, I shed light on the untapped potential of private LTE, 5G, and breakthrough solutions from Cambium Networks to close the digital divide. Plus, we'll examine how community networks could tailor local services without sole dependence on fiber.The industry's landscape shifts as we ponder Airspan Networks' Chapter 11 filing, yet I provide reassurance that their continued operations offer a lifeline to many. We'll dissect Qualcomm's jaw-dropping advancements in IoT and their new micro-power Wi-Fi chip, exploring how this giant leap in power efficiency could reshape our wireless landscape. I'm also prepping you for the possibility of a spectrum revolution as the DoD and NTIA eye the 3.1 to 3.4 GHz band—get ready for what could be our next big connectivity breakthrough.Finally, as the excitement builds for the Wi-Fi Now Wi-Fi World Congress, I share an exclusive inside scoop on what awaits in Sarasota, Florida, with industry powerhouses like Shisar Gupta and Dan Klimke. We'll dissect FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel's bold stance against universal service fees and its ripple effects on the USF fund and broadband's future pricing. Not to be missed is the emerging phenomenon of Network as a Service (NaaS), particularly its implications for Campus NaaS—expect insights on this burgeoning trend that promises unparalleled service levels.  Support the Show.
Unleashing Wireless Wonders: Navigating Innovations from the OnGo 2024 Awards, Digital Revamps of Classic Phone Boxes, 300Tb/s connections, and the Nomadix acquisition by Assa Abloy!
Apr 3 2024
Unleashing Wireless Wonders: Navigating Innovations from the OnGo 2024 Awards, Digital Revamps of Classic Phone Boxes, 300Tb/s connections, and the Nomadix acquisition by Assa Abloy!
Get ready to ride the airwaves with me, Drew Lentz, your Wireless Nerd, as we jet through the electrifying developments and innovations shaping the world of wireless technology. Soak in the reflections of the week, where we peel back the layers of enterprise advancements and grassroots movements that are revolutionizing connectivity. Engage with a vibrant podcast roundtable that dishes out a platter of fresh takes on wireless innovation's trajectory, and join me in applauding the transformative effects of CBRS technology, spotlighting OnGo's awards for companies strides in connecting underrepresented areas.Strap on your tech gear for a deep dive into the telecommunications landscape with the latest gizmos and FCC shake-ups. Ever wondered how a wearable device could redefine network performance assessment? Enter Omnibuddy – not your average wearable but a game-changer for realistic network analysis - now it's been acquired by lock company Assa Abloy; what does this mean? We'll also navigate the repercussions of Starlink's spectrum setback and marvel at how the UK is giving old phone boxes a digital facelift. These relics of the past are morphing into Wi-Fi hotspots and charging stations, embodying the essence of accessible digital infrastructure for communities. And as we wrap up, don't think it's all high-tech talk; nature's hijinks with Wi-Fi signals and cutting-edge research on data transfer will keep you on your toes. Connect with us on this journey through the whimsical to the profound, as we share stories that underscore the boundless potential and quirky challenges of the wireless domain. Support the Show.
Ubiquiti's Enterprise Emergence: Unpacking the Evolution with a Roundtable Discussion of What We Learned at the 2024 USA UniFi World Conference
Apr 3 2024
Ubiquiti's Enterprise Emergence: Unpacking the Evolution with a Roundtable Discussion of What We Learned at the 2024 USA UniFi World Conference
Prepare to have your curiosity piqued as we navigate the ins and outs of Ubiquiti's tech evolution with our esteemed panelists Drew (@WirelessNerd), Tom Lawrence (@tomlawrence), and Jesse Nowlin (@MrJNowlin). We're peeling back the layers of this tech giant's journey, from humble beginnings to its current innovative prowess. If you’re eager to grasp how Ubiquiti is making waves in the enterprise networking space without a subscription model, this episode guarantees insights that deliver. We recount tales from the Ubiquiti event, share the spotlight on Safi's opener and Robert Pera's keynote address, and discuss the CEO's refreshing approach to transparency and accountability.Ever wondered what the future of Wi-Fi looks like? Let's just say Wi-Fi 7 is making a splash, and you're in for an eye-opening discussion. Our roundtable dives into the latest and greatest of wireless technology, including a sneak peek at the infrastructure poised to support Wi-Fi 7, and the conundrums of rolling out 6 GHz tech outdoors. Tom's wisdom on the subject is not to be missed, nor is the deconstruction of Network as a Service and its growing influence in enterprise networking. This episode is chock-full of stories from the UniFi World Conference and projections for what's on the tech horizon.Rounding off this dynamic episode, we dissect the intricacies of enterprise solutions, scrutinizing Ubiquiti's support options, and ponder over their growth trajectory and enterprise readiness. Are they truly prepared for the big leagues of enterprise infrastructure? Ubiquiti’s foray into PoE lighting and potential market strategies are laid bare, while we also share wonder into Ubiquiti’s commitment to innovation and customer-focused product development. From Justin's interaction with the HostFi team to personal experiences shared by our panelists, get ready for a frank, insightful, and tech-loaded conversation that you won’t want to miss. Support the Show.
Inside the Ubiquiti UniFi World Conference #UWC: Bridging the Enterprise Gap. Also: Tackling Wireless Devices Security and Jammers
Mar 26 2024
Inside the Ubiquiti UniFi World Conference #UWC: Bridging the Enterprise Gap. Also: Tackling Wireless Devices Security and Jammers
Is one of the top SMB tech brands ready for prime time in the Enterprise market? This episode takes you inside the Ubiquiti UniFi World Conference in Chicago, where I, Wireless Nerd, bring you first-hand insights into Ubiquiti's preparation to leap into the enterprise sphere and their innovative breakthroughs. With the looming presence of illegal signal jammers and the sensational Canadian Flipper device saga, we're unraveling the complex fabric of wireless device security. I'll also recount the startlingly simple ways hotel key cards can be copied, shedding light on the striking security loopholes in places we trust.Join us as we navigate Ubiquiti's bold stride toward enterprise readiness. Our buddy Tom delivered an engaging rundown on Wi-Fi 7 for newcomers, while we also got a peek ahead to the company's ambitious roadmap ... complete with  11 new access points set to revitalize Ubiquiti's standing in the market in 2024. We'll dissect the technological advancements in their gateway devices, physical security, and customer support, including an AI-driven chatbot that's pushing the boundaries of user assistance. Yet, with Ubiquiti's reluctance to initiate a channel or partner program, we're witnessing the teething problems of a company gearing up for a substantial shift. Expect a narrative intertwined with expert knowledge and raw, unfiltered glimpses into a company on the verge of transformation. Support the Show.
Navigating the Changing Wireless Landscape: Celebrating Community with our WLPC Hangover and Forecasting the Future Networks as Services
Feb 29 2024
Navigating the Changing Wireless Landscape: Celebrating Community with our WLPC Hangover and Forecasting the Future Networks as Services
Have you ever walked into a room and felt like you've found your tribe? That's the electric atmosphere I'm unpacking from this year's WLPC .. welcome to the Hangover Edition. As we gathered to celebrate a decade of innovation and connection, Keith's poignant words on the importance of authenticity struck a chord with everyone. It was a reminder that our 'weird wireless' quirks are not just accepted but celebrated. From engaging with industry newcomers to toasting with long-time companions, this episode is a heartfelt recap of the knowledge shared, laughs had, and the indelible mark of friendship within our unique circle.Turning the antennae towards the future, we navigate the airwaves of industry trends and technological updates that are shaping the wireless world. The debate rages around 5G's expectations versus realities, sparking conversations that range from skepticism to hopeful innovation. I share firsthand encounters with 5G's rollout and dissect the burgeoning 'as a service' landscape, including network as a service and private LTE, poised to redefine our connections. Plus, I'll give you the lowdown on new tools like Wi-Fi Explorer for Windows, and we'll peek into the untapped potential of TV white spaces technology. If you're itching to know where the digital winds are blowing, this episode is your forecast for the tech tempests on the horizon. Support the Show.
Celebrating a Decade of WLPC: The Convergence of Wi-Fi Innovation, AI-Driven Networking, and the Impact of Unconference Learning
Feb 23 2024
Celebrating a Decade of WLPC: The Convergence of Wi-Fi Innovation, AI-Driven Networking, and the Impact of Unconference Learning
Join the wireless community's finest Podcasts – Waves, Clear to Send, and Cisco Unplugged Connectivity - as well as special guests Manon Lessard, Stephen Rodriguez, Rowell Dionicio, Francois Verges, Payman Samadi, Lance Romigh and Keith Parsons  – as we celebrate with me, Drew Lentz the WirelessNerd, a decade of the Wireless LAN Professionals Conference better known as WLPC! We share both the evolution of this incredible event and our own narratives woven into the fabric of the wireless industry. This episode is a treasure trove of insights, from the buzz on Wi-Fi 7 and 8 to the candid discussions on the challenges and triumphs of our industry and where itt's headed. As we reminisce about the conference's journey, you'll feel the palpable passion for innovation and networking practices that defines our tight-knit tribe.Ever wondered how astrophysics could intersect with wireless technology? We speak to Eino and dig in to the curious twist in our industry from an outside perspective and take you on a deep dive into the world of AI-driven network planning. This powerful tool could reshape network building while provoking healthy debates on AI's role versus human expertise. Curios how Network-as-a-Service from companies like Meter will impact out industry? We get to the bottom of it!The episode highlights the unique 'unconference' vibe of WLPC, where genuine interactions trump marketing, and the founder's commitment to sharing knowledge and fostering inclusivity comes to the fore. Wrapping up, we transport you to future of the ever-evolving conference, including possible updates on boot camps and workshops, where the learning never stops and every voice finds a platform. From the rise of new European event locations to embracing the diversity in the attendees and our industry, to the inclusive movements of our friends in Mexico, Central and South America, you're invited to partake in the global expansion of our wireless family. And for a dose of laughter, discover how double-speed podcast listening can offer a hilarious perspective on the industry. Connect with us through our stories, and perhaps we'll share a meal at the next WLPC event or somewhere across the globe in Prague, Spain, or Mexico. Support the Show.
Diving Into the Future With Wireless: CES and NRF 2024 Highlights, the Importance of Connectivity and the Intersection of AI Personalization and Healthcare
Jan 23 2024
Diving Into the Future With Wireless: CES and NRF 2024 Highlights, the Importance of Connectivity and the Intersection of AI Personalization and Healthcare
Prepare to be propelled into the wireless world of tomorrow as we bring you the electrifying highlights from CES 2024 and NRF 2024! I had a chance to join the brilliant minds from the Unplugged Connectivity Podcast and Broadband Breakfast last week, and here I breakdown how the thoughts that have settled through the dust since then. I dissect the shift in the technological ecosystem where telecom giants are overshadowed by device innovation. Dive into the riveting realm of healthcare advancements with revolutionary diagnostic sticks and Withings' versatile health devices, and marvel at the transformative power of AI in tailoring healthcare. We also unwrap the wonders of consumer electronics integration with the allure of transparent TVs and the ingenuity of Rabbit AI, set to redefine our daily digital interactions.As we continue our technological journey, the spotlight turns to the latest Wi-Fi 7 rollout in smartphones, sparking a debate on Apple's choice to equip their Vision Pro headset with Wi-Fi 6 and the buzz around iPhone 16's potential 6GHz capabilities. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) demands praise for championing broadband affordability as its shutdown nears and I can't help but wonder what that means for the themes that echoed so loudly at CES. We'll also share our fascination with Disney's holotile VR and a game-changing portable antenna that promises to uplift disaster communication. And for a taste of the future in retail, experience our tour of AI-driven drive-throughs and robotics, where wireless communication is the heartbeat of progress and universal accessibility. Support the Show.
From CES Insights to Obscure Wireless Cybersecurity Tactics, Where do you get your Inspiration?
Jan 4 2024
From CES Insights to Obscure Wireless Cybersecurity Tactics, Where do you get your Inspiration?
Welcome back from holiday relaxation and straight into the heart of innovation—our latest episode is a toast to the future, beginning with a heartfelt hoorah for hitting a whopping 100 downloads. Feel the gratitude as we also prepare to take you inside the bustling halls of CES, sharing a must-visit tip for tech enthusiasts. Meanwhile, I'll serve up a slice of inspiration courtesy of Mr. Beast, proving that keeping your information diet diverse can spark creativity in unexpected ways.Ever chuckled at a Wi-Fi debacle? You'll be in stitches as we recount a neighbor's Internet 'ungratefulness' before steering into the serious lanes of wireless network security. The digital battlefield is ever-evolving, and this episode paints a vivid picture of cybersecurity's unseen skirmishes. Through anecdotes and a breakdown of the latest analysis tools, we equip you with the knowledge to shield your digital territory from potential invasions.Lastly, we thread together an intriguing tapestry of Wi-Fi tales, from AirEye's mile-high strides in security to the unlikely story of Michoacan drug cartels wireless internet providers. As we gear up for the live buzz of CES, join us for a conversation that stretches from the starry orbits of SpaceX's ambitions to the professional pathways carved out on LinkedIn. Your next tech insight or career leap could be just one listen away. Support the Show.