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 66: New Year; New Episode

    January 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Finally, another episode...

  • Episode 64: Privacy on the internet: Then vs Now

    November 28th, 2022  |  46 mins 24 secs
    4chan, address, apps, big data, communities, data collection, doxing, facebook, forums, internet, online dating, personal information, pii, privacy, reddit, safety, security, shopping, tracking

    Jeff and JT discuss some of the differences between attitudes towards privacy online over time.

  • Episode 63: What's a professional?

    November 14th, 2022  |  41 mins 5 secs
    career, definition, development, getting paid, hobby, job, meaning, mechanic, photography, semantics

    Jt asks Jeff what a professional is.

  • Episode 62: One does not simply become a manager

    November 7th, 2022  |  45 mins 37 secs
    company, development, devops, hiring, linux, management, open source, people skills, raise, review, salary, soft skills, takeover

    Jeff ponders how someone makes the move into Management.

  • Episode 61: Getting back into the swing of things with feedback

    October 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    architecture, cars, chopsticks, development, efficiency, engineering, hov, javascript, kaizen, linux, open source, profit, smb, texas, trucks

    It's been a while, but we're back and covering feedback.

  • Episode 60: Why do Designers ruin everything?

    April 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    architecture, automobile design, building, buttons, car, classic styling, design, development, dress, fad, fashion, fast fashion, gti, infotainment, knobs, manufacturing, physical interaction, screens, suit, tactile feedback, tesla, ui, ux, vw, web design

    JT asks Jeff why it is that Designers want to ruin everything

  • Episode 59: Tech that has failed vs tech that hasnt

    March 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 mins
    apple, beos, chopsticks, debate, disagreement, failure, hov lanes, linux, minidisc, netbooks, nfs, nokia communicator, open source, palm, phones, smartphones, smb, subcompact, sucess, tech, treo

    JT talks about Tech he wishes didnt fail while Jeff talks about "tech" he wishes had.

  • Episode 58: Open Source Software's Consumer Protection Problem

    March 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins
    bsd, consumer protection, freebsd, gpl, hardware, liability, license, linux, mit, open source, product development, recall, software, suitability for purpose, testing, ul, underwriter labs, vw, warranty, whistleblower

    JT asks Jeff if its a good thing that there's no consumer protections for software.

  • Episode 57: Does the Desktop need to be reimagined?

    February 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    95, apple, ar, configuration, de, desktop, development, gnome, hammer, kde, linux, mac, microsoft, open source, settings, ui, user, ux, vr, windows, wm

    Jeff and JT discuss how some people really want to redesign the Linux Desktop Paradigm.

  • Episode 56: Jeff Defends the honor of Microsoft and NFTs

    February 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    activision, bethesda, blizzard, distribution, gamestop, microsoft, nfts, nintendo, playstation, skins, sony, steam, valve, xbox, zenamax

    JT asks Jeff for his thoughts on Microsoft buying more game studios and as usual the conversation goes sideways

  • Episode 55: Exploiting Log4j to rant about Management

    January 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    business, development, executives, exploit, java, javascript, linux, log4j, management, marketing, open source, program management, project management, sales, security, software development, transparency

    JT and Jeff start talking about Log4j and then JT uses this as an opportunity to talk about what grinds his gears.

  • Episode 54: Pondering Nvidia's ARMs

    December 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    ai, arm, blockchain, cpu, crypto, cryptocurrency, design, gpu, linux, mining, nvidia, open source, processor, rendering

    Jeff and JT discuss the Nvidia/ARM deal and then go wildly off topic.

  • Episode 53: Jeff's Ponderings on File Retention

    November 22nd, 2021  |  56 mins 26 secs
    backups, file retention, open source, receipts, storage, tarsnap, truenas

    Jeff asks JT about file retention strategies and then we go down rabbitholes.

  • Episode 52: Exposing a flaw in trusting Digital Evidence

    November 15th, 2021  |  50 mins 40 secs
    chain of custody, courts, ert, evidence, forensics, government, investigation, scif, trust

    A guest comes on to talk about a flaw that exists in the trust of Digital Evidence.

  • Episode 51: Everybody wants to talk about Jeff's Brain

    November 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins
    add, adhd, attention, lazy, life skills, living healthy, mental health, neurodiverse, ptsd, taking breaks

    Jeff and JT go over the feedback about the episode on Jeff's attention budget.

  • Episode 50: Open Source Software projects we wish existed

    October 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    ai, api, cookies, development, encryption, fintech, image analysis, linux, model training, open source, pcb, rdp, schematics, selinux, systemd, vnc, voice recognition, vtt

    Jeff and JT discuss software projects they wish existed.