Jan
13
2011

Full Circle Podcast 15: I’m in the Mood for Dancing

Full Circle Podcast LogoFull Circle Podcast #15: I’m in the Mood for Dancing

In this episode, Brainstorms, FUD and Media Players

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Show Notes

01:25 | WELCOME and INTRO

2:05 | SINCE LAST TIME…

  • Dave – Comparing Exaile, Banshee and Rhythmbox (see media players reveiw); playing around with WordPress and KompoZer. Working up the Amnesia review for FCM. Playing some FreeCiv and Mass Effect.
  • Ed – enjoying the Amazon Kindle (£111, don’t get the 3G, get the wifi model) and the Steam Xmas sale of games.
  • Robin – Got Natty Alpha-1 working on Unity (much jackassing around with updates and upgrades) in VirtualBox (itself upgraded to 4.0).

10:41 | Review Issue #44 of Full Circle Magazine

  • Robin – p.10 Backup with Wubi, using loop disks, not something I’d have thought of…
  • Ed – p.20 Unetbootin review. p. Q&A top tips from Gord Campbell.
  • Dave – p.15 Linux Lab. featuring  Slitaz Linux and TaNDIS.

18:17 | News

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing with the usual flood of announcements. We’re not going to try to cover that here. However…
~ Canonical is there with a stand, including Mr Shuttleworth.
~ 2GHz Cortex-A9 Ubuntu laptop at CES

News stories this episode…

34:10 | Contribute

34:41 | Opinion Why are government’s so inept when it comes to technology?

40:12 | Android News

49:21 | Gaming

56:27 | Review Media Players – Rhythmbox, Exaile and Banshee

1.15:41 Feedback: Your comments and emails

  • More Android feedback from Jon (the Nice Guy) Spriggs and Ken.
    ~ Send to Cmputer, PC bookmarking and linking via Appbrain
    ~ Mustard
    ~ A Simple Lastfm Scrobbler
    ~ Orbot (a TOR client for Android) and
    ~ APG (a GPG/PGP application)
    ~ Astrid Time manager
    ~ Air Control Lite and Coast Defence games
    ~ Barnacle Wifi tether
    ~ ConnectBot to SSH home
    ~ AndroidVNC remote desktop.

1.21:01 | Send us feedback: since Victoria continues to ask so nicely

1.21:34 | Outro and Wrap

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5 Comments + Add Comment

  • songbird has dropped support for linux (http://digitizor.com/2010/04/03/songbird-drops-support-for-linux/). I personal have been using ampache but I am looking for another way to play my music.

  • Excellent ‘cast guys – I have followed FCM since its’ inception.

    Enjoyed the media player reviews, but after you talked about Banshee search functions (which I have had an issue with, too) I did a bit of digging. Turns out, if you click on the magnifying glass you can choose your search method – which includes ‘genre’…

    I use Banshee exclusively now (10.04 LTS) – it handles my large library well.

    Thanks,

    RoyJ

  • Hey guys, what’s up? I need my monthly FCP! ;)

  • Why not podcast recently?

  • We’re back! See Episode 16 posted earlier today. RC

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