Podcast Season 4 Episode 02


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Title: Beep Beep Yarr!

In this episode: Good news from Qt and bad news for 32 bit Google Chrome users. The Linux Foundation ditches individual membership and Microsoft MITs more code. Plus loads of Finds, Neurons, Voices, Competition Prizes and An Important Announcement.

What’s in the show:

  • News:
  • Finds of the Fortnight:
    • From our #linuxvoice IRC channel on Freenode:
      • <andybalaam> My find this month has been the Elm programming language – make dynamic web sites using pure functional techniques, but really immediately accessible. Brilliant fun, and a really good community
      • <Stilvoid> My find is that it is possible to buy a home printer that a) works splendidly with linux, b) doesn’t cost a fortune for ink, and c) isn’t ridiculously expensive (a Samsung laser printer, 60GBP, wifi, and really good).
      • <Devilment> For those times when you don’t have youtube-dl available to you, www.clipconverter.cc
      • <kurtmc__> I was kind of hoping people might be interested in a tool I made to clean up the /boot directory for people who install lots of kernels. https://github.com/kurtmc/syslinux-editor it allows you to select and delete kernel images and initramfs in /boot and clean up the syslinux.cfg file.
      • <HEGX64> http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/ Has some really funny geek jokes. For example: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/You_have_two_cows/20 & http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Command_Line
      • <mcphail> If you have a USB keyboard which incorrectly registers as a joystick (due to longstanding kernel stupidity) it can interfere with the function of game controllers. https://github.com/denilsonsa/udev-joystick-blacklist sets up a udev rule to sort things out. 2nd find: the “ubuntu-support-status” command is useful to know if you have packages which are no longer being supported/updated by canonical on your *buntu install
    • Mike:
      • boot2sol – solitaire in a 512-byte boot loader
      • SpaceX Whomps – making life multi-planetary using Mario characters
    • Andrew:
    • Graham:
      • Roy Batty is now among us.
      • Remove unneeded cache and temporary files with BleachBit (DANGER: SourceForge link). May also help KDE performance.
    • Ben:
      • A Google search for README_FOR_DECRYPT. txt will reveal sites potentially being blackmailed. It could be a Trojan called Linux.Encoder.1.
      • A pen mouse is another alternative for avoiding RSI.
  • Vocalise your Neurons
      Huge thanks to Matt for the neurons. If you would like yours read out next time, send them to mike@linuxvoice.com.
  • Voice of the Masses: Should the Linux Foundation have community representation?

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

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Duration: 1:04:03

Theme Music by Brad Sucks.

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