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 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.

  • Episode 49: Jeff's Attention Budget

    September 13th, 2021  |  54 mins 14 secs
    attention, balance, development, health, life, scheduling, stress, time management, work

    Jeff asks JT about how he manages his attention budget, and JT is confused by what this is.

  • Episode 48: The Digital Memory Hole Decade

    September 6th, 2021  |  54 mins 10 secs
    archive, backups, family history, history, linux, memory, open source, records

    Jeff and JT discuss an era of the early digital world, that has been lost to time.

  • Episode 47: Jeff doesn't ask for much... just Everything... and Temporal Data for Everything.

    August 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    algorithms, analysis, data, development, git, google, historical data, lumina desktop, maps, noaa, open source, rollback, time code, time stamp, version control, version history, weahter, zfs

    Jeff raises the issue of the temporal nature of data and why that annoys him.

  • Episode 46: Discussing Imposter Syndome

    August 16th, 2021  |  43 mins 14 secs
    agile, corporate it, developer, development, education, fraud, honesty, imposter, learning, linux, management, ojt, open source, team, teamwork

    Jeff and JT discuss various aspects of the industry wide Imposter Syndrome Problem.

  • Episode 45: The Herbert Problem

    August 2nd, 2021  |  52 mins 22 secs
    bad management, bad practices, bash, corporate it, development, devops, fraud, imposter syndrome, linux, open source, scripts, sysadmin

    Jeff and JT vents about people he has worked with in the past in his IT career.