Full Circle Podcast #11: A Painful Washing Experience
In this episode, testing the Meerkat; also Android 2.2, Nexus One and Spotify. Our opinion on neck-beards and imitation as a form of flattery. On gaming, it’s Sauerbraten Justice, Quake Live, Rage and the Steam pantomime.
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- Robin Catling (blog at http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.com/)
- Ed Hewitt (blog at http://www.edhewitt.co.uk/)
- Dave Wilkins plans to buy a netbook and join the Borrowers…
Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard
01:05 | WELCOME and INTRO
1:35 | SINCE LAST TIME…
- Ed caused a diplomatic incident (whilst Robin simply misunderstood).
- Joined Quake Live’s new subscription service.
- Awaiting Maverick – only 17 days to go.
- Dave has been travelling.
- Not before Gwibber updates were broken in Lucid over summer.
- Meanwhile still playing with Android updates – more successfully than Vodafone’s Android mess updating 2.2 on the HTC Desire which upset some customers.
- Still loving the Nexus One, although saddened that there’s to be no Nexus Two
- Games – Sauerbraten Justice edition released with new landscapes, maps, characters
- Robin has the Maverick Alpha-3 in a twist over Updates and Upgrades – when the test box isn’t blowing the electrics in the office.
9:19 | Review Issue #39 of Full Circle Magazine
- Virtualisation series by Lucas Westerman – Fedora in Virtualbox
- iRobot aPad Review; see also ‘Kindle mocks iPad‘
- Virtual Memory Stats
- Netbook recommendations – Ebuyer Asus EEE-pc 1001P or EEE-PC 1005P
(the 1200P EEE-PC has a 12in screen and full size keyboard)
- Ed’s Interview of Nickolay Korslund of Open MW
21:38 | Review Issue #40 of Full Circle Magazine
- Aquaria (sound fishy to me); a painful washing experience for Dave
- My Desktop
- A plea to Ronnie to continue editorials.
- A discussion of Conky system monitor got in there somehow
- with Ed’s preferred Conky example.
29:16 | News
- Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 testing progress
- Dependency hell for Maverick Update Mangler – blog post.
- Social Networking – Gwibber authentication.
- Things to turn off – services.
- UbuntuOne vs Dropbox. – Ed trashes UbuntuOne.
44:08 | Trailer
45:08 | Opinion
- The Troublemakers’ Podcast (Neck-beards need not apply).
- Imitation as flattery or a plan for world domination?
51:33 | Review
56:53 | Contribute
57:23 | Gaming
- Steam isn’t coming to Linux; oh, yes it is, oh no it isn’t!
- Rage, the next big Linux hit! Won E3 Game of the Show!
- Dave – Sauerbraten Justice Edition
- Join Quake Live for £1.50p.m. or £20p.a.
1.04:42 | Feedback: Your comments and emails
1.05:05 | Send us feedback: since Victoria continues to ask so nicely
1.05:40: | Outro and Wrap
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Creative Commons Music Tracks
- Opening: ‘Achilles’ by Kevin Macleod
- Main Theme: ‘Revolve’ by His Boy Elroy
- Incidental: ‘Dance Zone’ by Unknown
- Incidental: ‘On the Run’ by Unknown
- Trailer: ‘Dangerous’ by Kevin Macleod
- Incidental: ‘Again’ by Diego Massanti
Runtime: 1hr 7mins 41seconds