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Featured Story: Say It Isn’t So! Thoughts on Tom Merrit Leaving TWiT

The Tom Merritt file

As more and more treasured familiar faces leave TWiT, I hope very much things stay positive at the TWiT Brick House.  TechTV was a beacon of the late 90’s and early 00’s for aspiring techno geeks and nerds alike.  I never had the channel at home, so I always had my amazing grandmother tape me episodes and also watch them while I was at her house.  I have many fond memories of Call For Help, X-Play, and the infamous Screensavers.  Personalities like Leo Laporte, Chris Pirillo, Tom Merritt, Sara Lane, Kevin Rose, and more, helped inspire me to be what I am today, to be highly interested in the field of computing.  Who could forget John Devorak!  Read the rest of this entry

Video Reel – FLOSS Weekly 274: ownCloud

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Announcements: Popular Linux Podcasts

Short announcement: started to pool some of my favorite podcasts into a page under the Resources sub-section.  If you have a favorite show that is not listed, or wish to have some free (albeit, small!) promotion, be sure to hit up the Contact Me page, or drop a comment on the Popular Podcasts page.



Linux Mint 16 Review | LAS s29e09

Jupiter Broadcasting Live Recording Scripts [non-official]

For those interested, I have  created a repo for Jupiter Broadcasting automated scripts for recording the Live broadcastings. Simple stuff, and I am welcome to changing them to fit our needs (adjusting timing for preshow and aftershow banter times). I am really tired, so I probably made mistakes, but hope this is nice for those who wish to use them. All file names in the scripts will append the current date if you keep more than one show in your Videos directory.  You can find the repo below, or at the top menu of this site.

Shows Included:

As always
Please check my work, and NEVER run a script without examining it first. I am not responsible for any damage, even though these scripts are pretty harmless.

Please Note: crontab examples are for the EST time zone



Video Reel: Don’t Switch to Linux | LINUX Unplugged 15

Podcast Spotlight: Bad Voltage

Screenshot from 2013-11-18 18:45:54A nice new Podcast I ran across this past week was Bad Voltage.   Coming from such key stars as Jono Bacon (of Ubuntu), Bryan Lunduke (of Jupiter Broadcasting fame), and bright folks like Stuart Langridge and Jeremy Garcia.  Although the Podcast sports such Open Source talent, the Podcast has a wide range of technology topics.  The podcast is available in OGG or MP3 format, with no video format at the moment.


OGG file format RSS feed. | MP3 file format RSS feed |Add to iTunes | Home Page

Negative in the Practical Dimension | LINUX Unplugged 14 – [60:36]

Podcast Spotlight: Going Linux

You are at the Going Linux home pageGoing Linux is a mainly audio based Linux podcast, but one that I found very helpful.  It seems to be more towards those that are just getting into Linux, but that is just fine 🙂  This one is definitely one to try out, but my favorite is still The Linux Action Show.  But, if you are looking for a nice supplemental podacast, this one is worth a check.



Prime Podcasts : Hacker Public Radio

Came across this sweet podcast this week after watching clips from Linuxfest 2013. Community supported, the podcast has a strong following, and really interesting topics.  Some may be over some peoples heads, and some not, and that is the beauty of it.  Check it out and decide for yourself: