Full Circle Podcast Episode 27 You Cant Buy this Kind of Entertainment
It’s the final episode of the year: news, predictions, a Figgy pudding and a Pope’s Christmas message.
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- Robin Catling (blog at http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.com/, @robincatling on Twitter)
Culture-vultures can also go to Everything Express at http://everythingexpress.wordpress.com/
- Les Pounder (blog at http://lespounder.wordpress.com/ twitter @biglesp)
- Dave Wilkins… is a cybernetic organism from the future (twitter @DavidAWilkins)
- Alan Pope (blog at http://popey.com/blog/, twitter @popey)
Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard
00:40 | WELCOME and INTRO:
02:34 | SINCE LAST TIME
– Discovering various breakages in Ubuntu 11.10; Mumble killed my laptop (maybe not) re-installed 11.10.
– Now on Gnome fallback in place of Xfce or Unity. Tested Linux Mint 12 – missed bag of fail on Gnome 3.0 and MATE.
– Failed to install 11.10 on my netbook, while I still prefer 11.04 on my desktop (behind the curve, I know…); sad to see support ended for the Nexus One; experiencing the general difficulties people have had with transitioning one Google account to another; played around with an Asus EEE-pad transformer. Lots of debate as to the future of Ubuntu – I remain neutral in my judgment, though I am aware of the often self-fulfilling nature of such prophecies. Introduced girlfriend to Ubuntu on a Netbook.
– Playing Minecraft. Really.
19:12 | REVIEW of FULL CIRCLE MAGAZINE #55
- Dave – The new Games column by Riku Järvinen, this edition, Frozen Synapse, p.55
- Robin – Audacity Basics by Attila Balazs, p.19
- Alan – Linux Lab on VOIP by John D, p.55
25.24 | NEWS
- Ubuntu 12.04 Development update – Alpha 1 Released
- 12 Things to Expect of Precise Pangolin 12.04
- Peggy Noonan On Steve Jobs And Why Big Companies Die
(the salesmen take over, revenue becomes more important than innovation)
- 25 “Worst Passwords” of 2011 Revealed
- What Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, And SAP Don’t Tell Customers
- Could MATE Be the Savior of the GNOME 2 Linux Interface?
[Answer – not yet. MATE keeps breaking on Mint 12 – even with December patches]
- New Intel based Commodore-64 on way – running Mint 11 until Commodore OS ‘Vision’ is ready
- BBC Micro II update – The BBC is bringing a stand to the Hack to the Future event on the 11th February in a fantastic coup for Alan O’Donahue.
- HP donates WebOS system code to open source developers (But doesn’t mention what licence they will release it under)
45:12 | PREDICTIONS FOR 2012
57:14 | INTERVIEW – Alan Pope
- Interview – Alan Pope, newest employee of Canonical: ‘Engineering Manager in Product Strategy.
Engineering Ubuntu for hardware on a variety of devices. Strategy includes Ubuntu on everything.
1.18:06 | INTERVIEW – Julian Skidmore – Fignition
- Interview – Julian Skidmore of the Fignition Project.
FIGnition is a £20 educational DIY computer which works like an 8-bit home Micro: outputting to composite video and ready to be interactively programmed from scratch. Using only 3 chips and only 46 components in total, it can be built in an afternoon.
Recorded by Les Pounder at the Retro Replay Expo, retro games expo, 5 Nov Norbreck Castle Hotel Blackpool.
1.26:12 | FEEDBACK
- Please send us some using the channels below!
- Meanwhile from Erwin van de Biezen:
Campaign for open standards for educational use. People can sign this petition at the website:http://www.janstedehouder.nl/2011/09/27/petitie-weg-met-het-overgewicht-in-nederlandse-onderwijs-ict/” (explains in English language)
Open letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rtaDQDYWgSJmr2d81Uh2IWBoKab6aeCD_DEk80OaSDU/edit?hl=nl (uk language)
More info @janstedehouder (twitter)
- Willem Ligtenberg enlightens us on using x2x to share mouse and keyboard between different computers. x2x sends mouse and keyboard signals from one x to another. More info can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X2x
I normally use this over an ssh connection, so everything is encrypted as well.
1.34:56 | OUTRO AND WRAP
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- Opening: ‘Achilles’ by Kevin Macleod
- Main Theme: ‘Revolve’ by His Boy Elroy
- Incidental: ‘Dance Zone’ by Unknown
- Incidental: ‘On the Run’ by Unknown
- Incidental: ‘Iron Man’ by Unknown
campaign for open standards for educational use.