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Posted by: Antikx Aug 30 2007, 05:02 AM

A friend and I have started recording a short podcast that is aimed at the new Linux enthusiast.
The first episode: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1033

Posted by: InSearchOf Aug 30 2007, 08:24 AM

Cant wait to listen! Always something new with you Antikx

Late

Posted by: Capn_Fish Aug 30 2007, 09:14 AM

Ya, I downloaded it this morning. I'll be listening to it ASAP.

Posted by: Antikx Aug 30 2007, 06:42 PM

Thanks guys.

Posted by: Da_Blitz Aug 30 2007, 09:58 PM

on the subject of games (havent heard it yet but noticed the links) here i a great time waster for those who like doom and nethack

http://doom.chaosforge.org/

i lost 3 solid weeks to this game

Posted by: Antikx Aug 31 2007, 07:31 AM

QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 30 2007, 11:58 PM)
on the subject of games (havent heard it yet but noticed the links) here i  a great time waster for those who like doom and nethack

http://doom.chaosforge.org/

i lost 3 solid weeks to this game
*

That's looks really fun. Thanks.

Posted by: Antikx Aug 31 2007, 10:40 PM

Episode Two is out: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1037
"Distro Showdown and Some Chmod Action"

Posted by: Capn_Fish Sep 1 2007, 06:06 AM

Is it your life's work to make us geeks have 20-odd usable minutes fewer in a day? biggrin.gif (I'll DL and listen to it once I can get to Ty, which seems to be down now)

Seriously though, your work is awesome. Keep it up!

Posted by: scheck.r Sep 3 2007, 11:30 AM

That is fun to listen to. It is a great idea, informative,...I am eager to listen to the next episode.

Posted by: speculatrix Sep 4 2007, 01:09 PM

althought I'm becoming a linux veteran, there were still occasional comments which I found interesting - mostly where things had "just worked" and I've never found out why!

in my experience, you learn more about linux when it goes wrong (well, it doesn't go wrong, you break it when playing!) and try and fix it than by simply installing a distro and using it!

Posted by: Capn_Fish Sep 4 2007, 05:51 PM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Sep 4 2007, 04:09 PM)
althought I'm becoming a linux veteran, there were still occasional comments which I found interesting - mostly where things had "just worked" and I've never found out why!

in my experience, you learn more about linux when it goes wrong (well, it doesn't go wrong, you break it when playing!) and try and fix it than by simply installing a distro and using it!
*

Well said.

Posted by: Antikx Oct 15 2007, 09:54 PM

Episode Three is up...
You can listen to episode three here:
http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=itsagoodlinuxmorning

The OGG can now be grabbed from the above link.

Exploits of a Switcha'
======================
-Freaking mic will not work
-vmware server works great for poker
-Going to possibly try a new distro

Software Listoff
===============
-Windows Equivalent software?
-Music players - amarok, banshee, real, vlc, xmms
-Video players - vlc, mplayer
-Office software - open office, google, gnumeric, abiword
-Email - gmail, thunderbird, evolution

KDE vs. Gnome Bout
===================
-Install them both and be happy

Posted by: Capn_Fish Oct 16 2007, 03:41 AM

Great! I can't wait to listen (downloading the OGG now...).

Posted by: Antikx Oct 16 2007, 07:42 AM

The OGG can now be grabbed on the main page:
http://tyrannozaurus.com/?q=itsagoodlinuxmorning

EDIT Sorry... episode three wasn't appearing in the list. It's there now.

Posted by: Antikx Oct 24 2007, 07:25 AM

We are probably going to record tomorrow morning.
Any suggestion for tomorrows or future episodes?
Feel free to post here, or send email to: itsagoodlinuxmorning@gmail.com or itsagoodlinuxmorning@tyrannozaurus.com

Posted by: Capn_Fish Oct 24 2007, 12:37 PM

Alternate window managers/lightweight systems? Games? CLI apps?

That's all for now...

Posted by: speculatrix Oct 24 2007, 02:16 PM

I'd like to hear ideas about the best way to get development environment up and running, assuming that you have a linux desktop ready.

I'd like to hear about the variations of pdaXrom, as I still don't understand which version runs which kernel runs on which hardware and what's stable!

Posted by: Capn_Fish Oct 24 2007, 02:36 PM

Setting up stuff like Samba/SSH/VNC over SSH. That may be outside the scope of the show, though.

Posted by: Antikx Oct 26 2007, 04:02 AM

Thanks for the suggestions.
We will probably use some in future shows.

Episode 4 is out:
Grab it here: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=itsagoodlinuxmorning

Here's the show notes:

Exploits of a Switcha'
-Hot-babe

Main feature #1
-All Things Ubuntu? fitting for the new release? Why is ubuntu so popular?

Main feature #2
-The Linux directory structure!

Disclaimer: To our knowledge, Mark Shuttleworth did not exploit anyone. smile.gif

Posted by: Antikx Oct 31 2007, 04:10 AM


It's out Halloween extravaganza!
In http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1106 we talk about how important it is (for us) that the Linux desktop get mainstream acceptance and then we head into mounting land.

Posted by: speculatrix Oct 31 2007, 06:50 AM

Sorry, but I have to say I was a tad disappointed with number 4 - the explanation of the linux file system was a bit woffly and not particular clear. Much more could have been made of why there's apparent duplication, e.g. /sbin and /usr/sbin, /lib and /usr/lib

May I clarify? Historically, when disks were much smaller, the root file system wouldn't have been very big, and /usr and /opt and /usr/local/ might have been separate disks and thus not mounted when the system boots. Thus, to boot, when the only thing available is the main disk (or disk partition) you need to make all the Special/System binaries (hence /sbin) available - often these are statically linked and do not need /lib and definitely cannot use /usr/lib which can't be guaranteed to be available.

/lib also needs to be on the root disk because kernel modules live in /lib/modules, if they were in /usr/lib/modules then the system wouldn't be able to find device driver modules to load into the kernel.

HTH
Paul

Posted by: Antikx Oct 31 2007, 07:22 AM

Super! Thanks for the feedback and info.
The last couple episodes I have felt pressured to finish up so that I could get to work on time, so I am more brief that I should be. We will try to make better us of our time so that a measure of quality can be there for all the segments.
Cheers!

Posted by: speculatrix Oct 31 2007, 07:53 AM

QUOTE(Antikx @ Oct 31 2007, 04:22 PM) *
felt pressured to finish up so that I could get to work on time


maybe you could record a five minute section over a week and that way you can concentrate on one topic?

Posted by: Antikx Oct 31 2007, 08:20 AM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 31 2007, 10:53 AM) *
QUOTE(Antikx @ Oct 31 2007, 04:22 PM) *
felt pressured to finish up so that I could get to work on time


maybe you could record a five minute section over a week and that way you can concentrate on one topic?

hmmm... we'll talk about it. thanks.

Posted by: Antikx Nov 7 2007, 05:27 AM

FYI: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1112 just came out.

Posted by: Antikx Nov 15 2007, 10:50 PM


FYI: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1124 is out.

Posted by: Capn_Fish Nov 16 2007, 04:45 AM

Great I'm DLing it now and will listen ASAP.

Two things, though:

-The link points to the image above (no a huge deal)
-Which one is the high quality one? One says "high," and the other is just "ogg." Or are they the same?

Thanks!

Posted by: Antikx Nov 16 2007, 05:22 AM

thanks. I fixed the link.
High and Low are MP3's and Ogg is ogg. smile.gif
Perhaps I should change High and Low to indicate that they are MP3's. Because MP3 was the only option, initially a qualifier wasn't needed as much, but I guess now it is.

Posted by: speculatrix Nov 17 2007, 02:10 PM

I'm sad to say that after a promising start with the first ones, I think the technical details have been a bit weak or vague on the last couple - I felt like listening to each episode and writing corrections to each point made. However, I did like the banter, and I think I preferred the social commentary more - Antikz's point about whether it mattered if linux beating microsoft to become the dominant desktop was more interesting! The mention of Full Circle was also useful.

So, sorry if this sounds harsh, but I think I'd rather listen to discussion about the uses people are putting linux and their zauruses to, and where they get their hints and tips, rather than a too brief too simplified technical seminar which nebefits neither beginner nor expert.

Posted by: Antikx Nov 30 2007, 08:14 AM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 17 2007, 04:10 PM) *
I'm sad to say that after a promising start with the first ones, I think the technical details have been a bit weak or vague on the last couple - I felt like listening to each episode and writing corrections to each point made. However, I did like the banter, and I think I preferred the social commentary more - Antikz's point about whether it mattered if linux beating microsoft to become the dominant desktop was more interesting! The mention of Full Circle was also useful.

So, sorry if this sounds harsh, but I think I'd rather listen to discussion about the uses people are putting linux and their zauruses to, and where they get their hints and tips, rather than a too brief too simplified technical seminar which nebefits neither beginner nor expert.

Thanks for the honest feed back. You make some good points.
No worries, I'm not offended. I appreciate the constructive criticism. wink.gif
I'll mull it over on the weekend.

Posted by: Antikx Nov 30 2007, 08:33 AM

BTW, Episode 9 is hot off the griddle:

http://tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1141
We talk about some of the portable Linux devices out there right now.
Not a huge spotlight on the Zaurus, but hey, it made it in there, right? wink.gif

Posted by: Capn_Fish Nov 30 2007, 12:02 PM

I'm only just listening to 8! sad.gif

Cool none the less.

Posted by: Antikx Nov 30 2007, 12:40 PM

they came out pretty close to each other.

Posted by: Antikx Dec 7 2007, 08:50 PM


FYI: Episode 10, "Is Linux as Cool as Peter Pan?" is http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1151.

Posted by: speculatrix Dec 9 2007, 12:10 PM

If you enjoy these radio shows, you might also like
http://tllts.org/index.php

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