May
2
2011

Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Eight: Hardware, Software and Knitting

Full Circle Podcast LogoFull Circle Side-Pod Episode Eight: Hardware, Software and Knitting

In this episode: News, U-Cubed review, and the Opentech Conference

Full Circle Podcast is also a proud member of the Tech Podcasts Network.

This is an extra, irregular, short-form podcast, which is intended to be a side-branch of the main Full Circle Podcast. Somewhere to put all the general technology, non-Ubuntu news and opinions, hobby-horses and kruft that doesn’t fit anywhere else. Be prepared for a healthy dose of British sarcasm.

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Your Hosts:
* Robin Catling (blog at http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.com/)

* Les Pounder (blog at http://lespounder.wordpress.com/)

Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard

Show Notes

00:51 | WELCOME and INTRO

02:05 |Report on the U-Cubed Event

06:56 | Congrats to Jon Spriggs on the birth of baby Daniel

08:01 | NEWS:

* Amazon Cloud EC3 Downtime
Post-mortem analysis on Gigaom;
(http://gigaom.com/cloud/8-possible-outcomes-from-the-great-cloud-outage-of-2011/?utm_source=gigaom&utm_medium=specialtopics)
Second-tier supplier Rightscale commented;
(http://blog.rightscale.com/2011/04/25/amazon-ec2-outage-summary-and-lessons-learned/)

* Apple Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement
(http://www.osnews.com/story/24650/Apple_Sues_Samsung_for_Patent_Infringement)
Samsung strikes back
(http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gotw1pwcMgGLImsM63wcVsHXKEyg?
docId=CNG.66ef27570de555c667474aeeac411e32.3a1
)

* Internet Filtering Possibly Outlawed in Europe
(http://www.osnews.com/story/24635/Internet_Filtering_Possibly_Outlawed_in_Europe)

* New KDE Project Aims at Tablets, Mixed UIs
(http://www.osnews.com/comments/24634)

* Sony, Hotz Settle Lawsuit
(http://www.osnews.com/story/24624/Sony_Hotz_Settle_Lawsuit)
(suing your customers may be legal but it’s not fair; and it took you
three months to realise this Sony??!?)

* Sony PSN down for 7 days and counting (Anonymous say “its not us”, Sony say “they didn’t
get your credit card – but probably everything else up to your inside leg measurement)
(http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/expensive/2011/04/26/psn-down-for-five-days/)

* And finally… Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal released!
(http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download)

29:07 | OGG Camp 11
* This year’s event is already a ticket ‘sell-out’
(http://oggcamp.org/)

32:49 | Interview: Sam Smith, Opentech Conference
OpenTech 2011
Saturday 21st May 2011. (10:45 start)
Union Building, University of London.
Cost: £5 on the door.
Registration via the event website

OpenTech 2011 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, transport and democracy. Talks by people who work on things that matter, guarantees a day of thoughtful talks leading to conversations with friends.

Some highlights of previous Opentech Conferences
* Ipod shuffle shuffle: Ewan Spence
* just-do-it.org.uk
* chasingspring.co.uk

49:00 | FEEDBACK: How to get in touch with us

49:39 | WRAP and OUTRO

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Creative Commons Music Tracks
* Opening: ‘Knights of the darkness’ by Zero Project
* Main theme: ‘CCMixter’ by Code
* Incidental: ‘Funkorama‘ by Kevin MacLeod
* Incidental: ‘Techno-dog’ by Unknown, original recording royalty free under Creative Commons v2
* Opening dramatic dialog by Dave Wilkins and Robin Catling, from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Running Time: 51 minutes 24 seconds

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Full Circle is a free, independent, monthly magazine dedicated to the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems. Each month, it contains helpful how-to articles and reader submitted stories.

Full Circle also features a companion podcast, the Full Circle Podcast, which covers the magazine along with other news of interest.