About the show

Two old Linux/Unix/OpenSource guys talk about the past and future of *nix, Open Source and other Tech related things.

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  • Episode 36: The Dangers of Deplatforming with Dr. Andy Yen

    April 12th, 2021  |  53 mins 46 secs
    amazon, antitrust, apple, big tech, business model, censorship, democracy, deplatforming, facebook, free speech, google, government, myanmar, proton, protonmail, protonvpn, socrates, tech, technology, terms of service, trust and safety, twitter, un

    Dr Andy Yen, the Founder and CEO of Proton Technologies, joins us today to talk about the matter of Big Tech Deplatforming.

  • Episode 35: Reflections on Social Engineering of Big Data

    April 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    JT and Jeff return to the issue of algorithms and openness.

  • Episode 34: Viral FUD about Linux

    March 29th, 2021  |  54 mins 37 secs
    advocacy, appliance, at&t, bloomberg, bsd, charlie reisinger, development, free software foundation, freebsd, fsf, fud, gpl, iot, lawsuit, linux, marketing, media, microsoft, open source, open source voices, oracle, pornhub, pr, sco, software conservacy, supermicro, viral license

    Jeff and JT talk about why some companies are scared to use Linux.

  • Episode 33: Open Source Martian Robots... also Potatoes

    March 22nd, 2021  |  50 mins 41 secs
    boring company, design philosophy, documentation, elon musk, encryption, f prime, fbi, fips, flight, fprime, ghidra, government, jpl, linux, mars, nasa, nsa, open source, panspermia, selinux, telemetry, vxworks

    Jeff and JT talk about Open Source Software used in the Martian Robots... and then as usual... go wildly off topic.

  • Episode 32: Jeff's Spygames... and more...

    March 15th, 2021  |  50 mins 57 secs
    286, 386, 486, alpha, bsd, dec, ecmascript, electron, feedback, javascript, linux, old hardware, open source, pentium, retro, sparc, spy camera, sun, surveillance, unix, vscode

    Jeff finds a spycam in his house...

  • Episode 31: Rogue Feedback

    March 8th, 2021  |  53 mins 56 secs
    canonical, centos, community, development, docker, feedback, floss, foss, gpl, linux, lxd, oracle, oraclefanfic, podman, redhat, software, suse, sysadmin

    Jeff and JT go over feedback from the community about our Red Hat Rogue Podcast.

  • Episode 30: The Hubris of Tech People

    March 1st, 2021  |  52 mins 24 secs
    amp, arrogance, farming, guitar, instagram, mechanics, medicine, meritocracy, musician, photography, professional, scientific method, technocracy

    JT asks Jeff for his thoughts on why so many Tech people think they're experts in every other field.

  • Episode 29: ToS: Terms of Servitude

    February 22nd, 2021  |  54 mins 21 secs
    activist, apple, arbitration, clause, facebook, ibm, instagram, lawyer, license, north korea, open source, sears, terms of service, tos, twitpic

    Jeff and JT discuss Terms of Service.

  • Episode 28: A wild Chris Fisher appears... for an interview.

    February 15th, 2021  |  49 mins 53 secs
    advertising, apple, beer is tasty, camtwist, chris fisher, faux show, hackintosh, interview, jb, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux academy, obs, open source, plan b, podcasting, spotify, wirecast, youtube

    Chris Fisher of Jupiter Broadcasting joins Jeff and JT to talk about Podcasting and how it's changed over the past decade.

  • Episode 27: Apple Takedown: Part 2

    February 8th, 2021  |  50 mins 50 secs
    android, apple, bash, compiling, development, fanboy, fanboyism, iphone, ipod, iwatch, mac pro, macbook, reality distortion field, right to repair, security, ssh, steve jobs, tim cook, walled garden, xcode

    JT and Jeff continue the "The Apple Conversation".

  • Episode 26: Apple Takedown: Part 1

    February 1st, 2021  |  48 mins 17 secs
    apple, bmw, consumerism, corrado, cultivating elitism, dell, fanboy, fanboyism, garage, hp, ibm, iphone, ipod, iwatch, jpop, kpop, mac pro, macbook, nokia communicator, palm pilot, reality distortion field, steve jobs, symbian, throwaway culture, tim cook, vw, walled garden

    JT and Jeff finally get into "The Apple Conversation"

  • Episode 25: What if RedHat goes Rogue?

    January 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 36 secs
    buildah, canonical, centos, community, development, docker, feedback, floss, foss, gpl, linux, oracle, oraclefanfic, podman, redhat, scopeo, software, suse, sysadmin

    JT raises a concern he has over Red Hat's future and what it means for the rest of Open Source and Linux Community.

  • Episode 24: Is Javascript is an alien plot to destroy humanity?

    January 18th, 2021  |  46 mins 2 secs
    ada, apple, atari, awl, basic, c, c#, c++, electron, etcher, floss, foss, go, haskell, java, javascript, puppylinux, python, qbasic, qml, qt, scala, scxml, sed, software, sysadmin, turbopascal

    JT and Jeff discuss the future of humanity and the threats that JavaScript poses for us.

  • Episode 23: Jeff vs VMware... Round 1

    January 11th, 2021  |  39 mins 7 secs
    ansible, bindings, floss, foss, gpl, lame rant, linux, mit, pypy, python, rant, sdk, software, sysadmin, vmware

    Jeff thinks VMware has lost their mind over the way they have licensed a product of theres. JT gives his thoughts, and we go over a few pieces of feedback.

  • Episode 22: Community Feedback! Part Deux

    January 4th, 2021  |  42 mins 37 secs
    community engagement, copyrights, development, feedback, foss, kernel, licenses, linux, open development, oss, own your labor, patents

    Jeff and JT cover more community feedback

  • Episode 21: Listeners give us their two cents on CentOS

    December 28th, 2020  |  38 mins 27 secs
    archlinux, bullseye, centos, community, debian, development, entitlement, fedora, feedback, floss, foss, gpl, linux, rawhide, redhat, sid, software, stable, sysadmin

    JT and Jeff go over the community feedback about our RedHat/CentOS episode.