Episode Archive

41 episodes of The Opinion Dominion since the first episode, which aired on June 24th, 2020.

  • 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.

  • Episode 20: Home is where homed is

    December 21st, 2020  |  53 mins 40 secs
    apple, aufs, crypto, encryption, homed, lennart poettering, linux, open source software, oss, puppylinux, screen, self, selinux, southeast linuxfest, ssh, systemd, tmum, trident, unix, zfs

    Jeff finally hears about the latest project Lennart is working on, homed, and decides he doesn't like it. JT, as always, disagrees with Jeff.

  • Episode 19: RedHat... i am disappoint.

    December 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    appliances, automation, canonical, centos, centos streams, community, development, downstream, ibm, jim whitehurst, license, linux, mark shuttleworth, open source, oss, red hat, rhel, stefanie chiras, ubuntu, upstream, users

    JT and Jeff discuss the recent CentOS Linux 8 drama.

  • Episode 18: The Dev/User Relationship

    December 7th, 2020  |  43 mins 10 secs
    automation, bsd, bug tickets, closed souce vs open source, community liason, development, deverloper, firefox, freenas, gnome, linux, open source, openrc, oss, popey, puppy linux, runit, tickets, tiling window manager, ubuntu, unix, users

    Jt and Jeff talk about the Developer/User Relationship.

  • Episode 17: The Unix Philosophy

    November 30th, 2020  |  40 mins 41 secs
    bsd, design, development, eric raymond, esr, ken thompson, linux, open source, oss, philosophy, pragmatic, unix

    Jeff and JT discuss what they like about the Unix Philosophy.

  • Episode 16: Does Openness of AI Algorithms matter?

    November 23rd, 2020  |  37 mins 34 secs
    ai, artificial intelligence, baysian, bill gates, bsd, covid vaccine, crosstraining, deep learning, development, facebook, genetic, google, gpt3, linux, machine learning, medical field, microsoft, ml, neat, oos, open source, openai, reinforcement, relu networks, research, reverse engineering, supervised, support vector machine, unix, unsupervised

    JT and Jeff did deeper into the Open discussion this time focused on AI... and then go wildly off topic.

  • Episode 15: Unlicensed Listener Feedback

    November 16th, 2020  |  45 mins 22 secs
    community engagement, copyrights, development, disney, epipen, foss, george lucas, harry potter, jk rowling, kernel, licenses, linux, mickey mouse, open development, oss, own your labor, patents, star trek, star wars

    Jeff & JT finally get to listener feedback and end up debating the merits and proper boundaries of copyright protection, intellectual property, and their value to a productive society.

  • Episode 14: Should Algorithms be Free and Open?

    November 9th, 2020  |  40 mins 55 secs
    algorithms, development, facebook, foss, instagram, internet, kernel, linux, open development, oss, politics, public benefit, recommendation engines, twitter
  • Episode 13: One does not simply learn linux

    October 19th, 2020  |  33 mins 16 secs
    development, devops, distro, foss, linux, open source, scratch, software, sysadmin, unix

    Jeff asks the question about how one "Gets Gud" at linux... and as usual... the conversation goes off in a tangent.

  • Episode 12: AI KillBots in the Sky are not a problem, journalists are the problem.

    October 5th, 2020  |  27 mins 43 secs
    ai, air force, alphadog, development, f16, fighter pilot, hp reverb, nascar, pilot, simulation, software, usaf, vr

    JT gives a perfect example of the pathetic state of Tech Journalism using AI Killbots from the sky.

  • Episode 11: LUGs in the Time of Corona

    September 28th, 2020  |  34 mins 18 secs
    bsd, bug, development, distro, floss, foss, linux, lug, operating system, os, software, sysadmin, unix

    Jeff and JT are back after some emergency home repair, to talk about LUGs in the time of Covid-19.

  • Episode 10: What's in a name?

    August 31st, 2020  |  32 mins 11 secs
    development, distro, fedora, floss, foss, kernel, linux, open source, opensuse, operating system, os, redhat, release name, slackware, software, suse, sysadmin, unix

    To quote Shakespeare, What's in a Name? The answer... when it comes to Linux release names... quite a lot.
    JT quizzes Jeff on his Release Name Knowledge, and Jeff fails in spectacular style.

  • Episode 9: Your Distro doesn't suck

    August 24th, 2020  |  25 mins 13 secs
    development, distro, distro wars, floss, foss, linux, open source, operating system, os, software, sysadmin, unix

    Jeff and JT talk about everyone's other favorite argument... How your distro sucks.