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 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.

  • Episode 44: 1 Year AMA

    July 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 44 mins
    ama, development, devops, distro, linux, opensource, podcast hosts

    Jeff and JT do an AMA to commemerate 1 Calendar year of TOD.

  • Episode 43: Digging into the depths of Cryptocurrency Development

    July 12th, 2021  |  2 hrs 21 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, dark forest, development, eip, ethereum, exchange, mev, miners, node, open source, proof of stake, proof of work, ravencoin, smart contracts, wallet

    Jeff and JT are joined this week by Michael Carter, aka BitsBeTrippin, to talk about Cryptocurrency development.

  • Episode 42: The view into the Linspire Saga

    July 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    cnr, development, foss, hardware, lindows, linspire, linux, open source, operating system, os, retro, root, software, sysadmin, unix

    Jeff and JT have a guest this week to talk about Jeff's favorite topic... Linspire. Chris Waid of Think Penguin comes on the show to talk about his experience at Linspire.

  • Episode 41: Jeff can't get Doom running

    June 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 43 secs
    compiling, doom, foss, hardware, kernel, linux, open source, operating system, os, red hat, retro, software, source code, strace, sysadmin
  • Episode 40: The Plight of Early Adopters

    May 10th, 2021  |  50 mins 20 secs
    apple, biohacking, bugs, communicator, early adopter, game changer, ipad, ipod, linux, mockery, nokia, open source, palm, palm net, palm pilot, plight, police, social stigma, symbian, treo, wifi

    JT tries to have a conversation about the troubles Early Adopters Face... and Jeff wants to go off in tangents... as he does.

  • Episode 39: Is Technology recreating Feudalism?

    May 3rd, 2021  |  53 mins 12 secs
    american revolution, central america, colonialism, england, facebook, feudalism, fruits of your labor, lord baltimore, middle ages, north america, south america, spain, twitter, value of work

    Jeff and JT discuss the parallels between the middle age colonialism and the modern digital era.

  • Episode 38: Old Games are better than new games.

    April 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    alpha centauri, commander keen, doom, doom 2, fallout, free to play, game play mechanic, gaming, half life, linux, loki, microtransactions, mods, old games, online, replayability, retro games, skyrim, starcraft, super mario, valve, warcraft, wolfenstein

    Jeff and JT discuss why they prefer old games compared to new games

  • Episode 37: Is Open Source a philosophy for Life?

    April 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 50 mins
    bsd, business, community, foss, helping others, learning, linux, open source, operating system, os, philosophy, problem solving, social media, sysadmin, unix

    Keith Perry of DAO Technologies joins Jeff and JT to discuss Open Source being a general philosophy for life.

  • 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.