Podcast Season 3 Episode 16


 Podcast RSS feeds: Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and Opus.

Title: Oktoberfest

In this episode: Snowballs have been seen in Hell. There are more than 1,500 Linux games on Steam. The Italian military installs LibreOffice and Volkswagen becomes a case study for the use of the DMCA and proprietary software. We’ve got some ace finds, Voice of the Masses and the return of One More Thing!

What’s in the show:

  • News:
  • Finds of the Fortnight:
    • From our #linuxvoice IRC channel on Freenode:
      • <Stilvoid> I just Found that my until-recently-fairly-good usb mic is now, for want of a better word, buggered
      • <zmoylan-pi> I suppose my find is generic; I learn more about linux when it doesn’t work out of the box that when it does… :-)/li>
    • Graham:
      • Upgrade ncurses at your peril.
      • Debian Almquist Shell, dash, is a useful minimal shell if you need a simple binary without dependencies.
      • Alien: Isolation is still awesome, and it’s definitely coming to Linux.
    • Andrew:
      • Keep invoices in your download folder. It will be fine.
      • gImageReader and
        tesseract-ocr (optical character recognition). Thanks Kevin!
      • Watch for changes in a file and run a script when it’s updated:
        while inotifywait -e delete_self myscript.py; do ./myscript.py; done
      • Paul Mason’s piece in the Guardian.
    • Mike:
    • Ben:
      • We should have package managers that roll back updates.
  • Vocalise Your Neurons:
  • Get in touch with Mike (mike@linuxvoice.com) if you’d like your neurons vocalised next episode.

  • Voice of the Masses: Should we recommend ‘advanced’ distros to newbies?

  • Huge thanks to Christie Isaac for the outro music. It’s called ‘The Garden‘. Christie writes, records mixes and masters his music on Linux, “because it works for me, instead of against me,” he told us. For more of Christie’s music, head over to http://www.christieisaac.co.uk.

    Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders.

    Download as high-quality Ogg Vorbis (50MB)

    Download as low-quality MP3 (70MB)

    Download the smaller yet even more awesome Opus file (19 MB)

    Duration: 56:36

    Theme Music by Brad Sucks.

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