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 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.

  • Episode 8: Begun... the License Wars have

    August 17th, 2020  |  31 mins 28 secs
    beerware, bsd, copyright, development, floss, foss, gpl, isc, lawyer, legal, lgpl, licensing, linux, lumina, mit, mozilla, nosa, open source, operating system, os, patent, public domain, software, sysadmin, unix, wtfpl

    Jeff and JT talk about everyone's favorite issue... FOSS Licensing. JT goes into detail about one concern he has for the future of Software Licensing. Surprisingly overall this was a polite and calm conversation... but we expect some spicy feedback from the community.

  • Episode 7: Much ado about Thumbnails

    August 10th, 2020  |  29 mins 28 secs
    desktop environments, development, file manager, foss, gnome, kde, linux, lumina, open source, operating system, os, photos, software, sysadmin, thumbnails, unix, videos, xfce

    Jeff listens to JT rant about Thumbnails in Linux Desktop Environments and gives his thoughts.

  • Episode 6: Kernel Compiling

    August 3rd, 2020  |  29 mins 36 secs
    compiling, development, distribution, distro, foss, kernel, linux, open source, operating system, os, ragchew, retro, right of passage, software, sysadmin, unix

    Jeff and JT talk about the first time they compiled their kernels, and Jeff reflects back on how it used to be an achievement.

  • Episode 5: Jeff isnt inspired by Linspire

    July 27th, 2020  |  30 mins 12 secs
    canonical, development, distribution, distro, foss, lindows, linspire, linux, microsoft, open source, operating system, os, paid support, partnership, ragchew, red hat, retro, software, suse, sysadmin, thinkpad, unix, xandros

    Jeff opens up about his love/hate relationship with Linspire.

  • Episode 4: Building Computers in ye olden days

    July 20th, 2020  |  25 mins 53 secs
    386, 486, bsd, building computers, foss, hardware, linux, open source, operating system, os, pentium, retro, software, sysadmin, unix

    Jeff and JT talk about building computers back in the days before the internet, or at least that's what Jeff thought this episode would be about.

  • Episode 3: Zealotry is bad mkay

    July 14th, 2020  |  26 mins 57 secs
    bsd, foss, hardware, linux, open source, operating system, os, retro, software, sysadmin, systemd, tiling managers, unix

    Jeff and JT talk about Zealotry in the Open Source Community. JT also promises never to make an init system.

  • Episode 2: Audio Trials

    July 6th, 2020  |  20 mins 50 secs
    alsa, bsd, foss, hardware, jack, linux, open source, operating system, os, oss, pulseaudio, retro, software, sysadmin, unix

    Jeff and JT talk about audio on Linux back in the day

  • Episode 1: Retro Linux Ragchew Reflections

    June 30th, 2020  |  15 mins 2 secs
    bsd, compiling, doom, foss, hardware, kernel, linux, open source, operating system, os

    Jeff an JT reflect on their Ragchew during SELF and talk about old hardware and software.