Full Circle Podcast Episode 27 You Cant Buy this Kind of Entertainment

Full Circle Podcast Episode 27 You Cant Buy this Kind of Entertainment


Full Circle Podcast LogoFull 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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Show Notes

00:40 | WELCOME and INTRO:


  • Robin
    – 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.
  • Dave
    – 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.
  • Alan
    – Playing Minecraft. Really.


  • 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

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

1.34:56 | OUTRO AND WRAP

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  1. Great episode. Glad to see you back. It got quiet there for a while.

    Keep up the good work. I always look forward to hearing from you guys.

  2. Another very funny show, though with enough accurate information to keep it all very interesting. Please keep up the stellar work in 2012.

    I am one of those twisted folk who is moving from Ubuntu to Kubuntu as a result of the infliction on Unity. Life goes on.

    “Right, then, carry on as if you knew what you were doing!”

    Cheers from Riverview, NB, Canada.

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