I have just listened to the LO rant on LAS. Um. What utter rhubarb. As somebody who for my sins studied GPE I didn't think Fab's description of how currency works that bad. If you were going to do an exam on it you would go and get book that explains it in detail. But for what it was, in the forum it was being put over in, to a widely diverse audience it was OK. Better than I could do. Better than most of us could do. If LO is so inaccurate why do the likes of Jezra and the other technically competent bods here listen to the show? Why do other Linux notables give the show time? Look at how Fab has fallen out of love with Ubuntu. But the Ubuntu bods recognise that Fab has reasoned out why that distro' isn't for him any more. They know it isn't personnel or spiteful. If LO was crap why are the Ubuntu UK Loco bunch getting involved with OggCamp? Why is Dan allowed onto FLOSS if is he is noodle? Do you think Randall and Leo LaPorte would allow him anywhere near the TWiT brand if he wasn't a safe pair of hands? Ooh I am so angry..........
You had me till you mentioned Randal & Leo Laporte.
Brian with a 'Y' occasionally likes to act like a dick. That's his choice. It's also our choice to listen or not listen to any particular show. The only run in with those guys I've had in the past is when Bryan was advertising his commercial proprietary Windows application on the linuxplanet feed. I called him out over it and a dustup ensued. He stopped doing it and that was that. While I don't agree with those guys on a lot of issues they generally do a high quality show while it may not be everyone's cup of tea. That being said it was totally not necessary for him to bash Dan & Fab. Our community is small enough that we shouldn't act like total dicks towards each other.
Part 3 of my Archos 101 review:
http://patdavila.wordpress.com/2011/01/ ... daily-use/
I picked up an Archos 101 tablet and started blogging about it:
http://patdavila.wordpress.com/2010/12/ ... -hardware/
http://patdavila.wordpress.com/2010/12/ ... -software/
I plan on doing maybe 1 or 2 more posts on it.
Hopefully Netflix will drop Silverlight and move to something cross-platform. Right now I have to boot into windows to stream stuff. :crap:
+1 on that. Right now, only my wife's dreaded Vista machine has the power to do Netflix streaming -- though, I wonder...could one install Silverlight on a Windows FF instance running in Wine, and stream through that?
It works in a WinXP Virtual Box guest.
Now that there's 7-8 people on the line at one time, you're almost guaranteed to go through the same "Turn your mic down" or
"Turn your mic up" CRAP. Why don't they all call in 5 minutes BEFORE the show to get the sound straightened out?
I should be posting this to their forums, but I'll give one more jab -- tonight I listened to TLLTS
for the first time in a few weeks and got to hear Dann warn us all not to cook with Jalapenos and Habaneros and then scratch
your private parts. C'mon! Maybe at the end of the show when there's nothing else to talk about, but 5 minutes into the show???
I used to like TLLTS when they'd actually talk about something technical. Now they have "turd of the week" or something like that, and they don't even BEEP after they say it.
To address your points:
- we do get on 5 minutes early to to check levels. The only time you might hear that now if someone jumps on late.
- It is bad form to criticize a show in place other than their own forum or irc. Be a man and take it to the source. I don't think Dan or Fab would like it if we ragged on them in our forum.
- we still talk technical but occasionally veer off topic. With the new "season" starting we're trying to change it up a bit. We're doing some pre-recorded segments. We're also doing a "food geek" segment unlike the thread in this very forum. Geeks have to eat too
- We do have a warning on our website regarding content:
The LinuxLink TechShow is a live weekly webcasted audio show dealing with the Linux computer operating system and any other geeky subjects that the hosts find interesting at the time. The show has had a plethora of interviews with the most important and popular personalities in Linux, OpenSource and Free Software, among other things, and we strive to have a loose, comfortable and friendly "gathering of friends" type atmosphere. Although we are not an adult show, our language and sometimes humor, is not always family friendly. Enjoy with your headphones on
We're not effin morons and know the audio quality has been lacking in the past. It's not easy having 4+ people call in every week into an asterisk conference room and have pristine audio. We're trying.
On TLLTS, I also gave up due to the sound quality, and the long drawn out conversations about non-Linux stuff that I found boring . . . I wish someone would extract the interviews to separate files, because last time I looked at their guest list, it was amazing.
Nothing is stopping you or anyone else from doing this. The content is CC and free to use.
If you want to do multi-track recording in Linux than Ardour is the only serious choice. I use both regularly and they are very different types of tools. I have an M-audio Delta 44 and can record up to 4 tracks simultaneously. There are other higher end pro audio sound cards than can do more tracks. Audacity is more for simple editing (podcasts). Just my opinion.
I remember Sco used to have a booth at the Linux World Expo conferences in NYC back in the day. In fact I remember sitting through their demo to get a free long sleeved t-shirt that I currently wear when painting around the house. The demo was uber cheesey with a "Sex in the City" type theme to it. The big difference was the Sarah Jessica type character didn't have a "buttaface" and was quite attractive. For people who don't know what a "buttaface" is:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/products ... fid=100586
Pulpo Paul's final picks:
http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_i ... picks.html
a few years ago, there was a special sale on octopus at a local grocery store and I purchased a leg. Later that evening, I cooked the leg on the grill and it turned out terrible. I should have looked for a recipe. I couldn't even take a bite out of the octopus because it was so rubbery. In disgust, I threw the grilled octopus leg into my neighbors yard.
I'm not the biggest fan of octopus but there is a science to cooking it properly. Apparently you either cook it a little or you cook it for a long time. Anything in between and it's tire city.
Viva Espana! No offense to you Germany supporters who have basically already claimed the trophy but Paul the octopus has picked Spain:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/0 ... 36118.html
Got this working. It took about 2 minutes to get the server package setup. It seems to work well. It really doesn't stream in the strictest sense but cache the files which is fine in the end. It seems like the Android client will only work for 30 days and then they want a "contribution". Some people may have an issue with this. Personally I don't as the guy who wrote both apps has done a great job with it. I believe the server portion is GPL software and all the client side APIs are documented and open. There are multiple applications that work as clients on multiple platforms. Nothing is stopping someone from writing their own client in any language for any platform.
Thanks Pat. I also found a podcast on AndroidAndMe.com, haven't listened to either yet. My old dumb phone is long since paid for and Verizon is offering me an Incredible for $120 (plus an $30 "unlimited" data plan that doesn't include tethering). I don't think I an pass it up.
FYI, T-mobile is going to offer "free" Android phones w/2 yr contracts this Saturday for Father's Day. You can also buy a phone and do a pay as you go every month. I'm paying about $55 a month on T-mobile with an unlimited data plan and 300 minutes of talk time with my Nexus One. Much cheaper than the other carriers.
FYI, the Southeast Linuxfest is this coming weekend down in Spartanburg, South Carolina:
Please come by the TLLTS table and say hi. We'll be doing a raffle for a bunch of technical books from Apress and Prentice Hall as well as a Nexus One one of our listeners donated. We'll be giving away t-shirts, pens and other goodies. Should be a great weekend.
Yeah I installed it Saturday:
http://patdavila.wordpress.com/2010/05/ ... the-world/
Yeah, I was thinking WTF as well.... Didn't wanna push the UUPC guys & gal more though. They clearly don't know either, they're just so far into the Ubuntu "ecosystem" that they have to defend them now...
At least Popey didn't call you an asshole. No wait, he only does that on IRC & Identica.
Wouldn't really make the headlines in Europe either... Germany has many nudie beaches, but believe me, you wouldn't want to see the people frequenting them...
Yeah I think I saw them on the beach the last time I was vacationing in the Costa del Sol in Spain. Not a pretty sight.
linux link fail lol
Try this link:
http://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewAlbum ... l=en&gl=us
I'm not complaining that the Devils were eliminated last night. Now I don't have to worry about traffic from Devils fans when going to MLS games at Red Bull Arena. The Prudential Center (where the Devils play) is right down the road from Red Bull Arena. That being said I'm going to the first NY vs Philly MLS match tomorrow at Red Bull Arena. Should be a good one. This is the second game I'm going to this season in the new stadium. Here are some pics from the game vs Chicago:
http://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewAlbum ... l=en&gl=us
Sorry for the threadjack
Seriously, what did they do to rile you so?
Did they not send you an n900 review unit? :cry:
My thoughts on Nokia:
http://patdavila.wordpress.com/2009/12/ ... uggernaut/
No, I did not receive a N900 review unit. Nokia had so much promise and basically half-assed it. Sad.