Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

LHS Episode #125: YFKTest Lives!

dj1yfkIn this episode of Linux in the Ham Shack, Pete goes AWOL. While he’s out being dishonorably discharged, Harrison and Cheryl step in to fill his medium-sized shoes. We also get an interview with Bob, W9YA, current maintainer of YFKTest. He tells us all about the new and exciting world of YFKTest and how it’s not, in fact, dead.

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LHS Episode #121: Freudian Linux

freud-cancerIt’s the first episode of 2014, and we start the year off right: by talking about philosophy. Say what? Yep, that’s right. Trust us, it’s a lot more entertaining that it might at first sound. We have a special guest on the program, Ted (WA0EIR), who brings a through-provoking topic with him. Then we have a bunch of the usual suspects, including short topics on Linux, amateur radio, science and more. There is even feedback, info on our Indiegogo campaign for Hamvention and our Raspberry Pi giveaway. Don’t miss it!

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Show Notes #116

Episode #116 Audio (Listen now!):

Topics
  • Week-end Brushes with fame
  • Ubuntu 13.10 for Smart Phones (Ubuntu Touch)
  • Pete Looks for a phone

More Topics

Announcements & Feedback
  • Social Media Roundup
  • Google+
    • Felix R.
    • Peter N.
  • Twitter
    • @TheZerocool (Denis S.)
  • Mailing List
    • Adrian (2E0SDR)
    • Rusty (NM1K)
    • Robert (AD0BM)
  • Subscriptions
    • Bill A. (Monthly)
    • Bill H. (Monthly)
    • David L. (Yearly)
    • Gary U. (Monthly)
    • Jeremy H. (Monthly)
    • Scott P. (Monthly)
    • Robert H. (Yearly)
Outro
  • Thank you to our monthly and yearly subscribers.
  • Thank you to all of our listeners, live and quasi-live.
  • Please check out our website:  http://lhspodcast.info.
  • You can reach us at [email protected]  You can leave us voice mail at 1-909-LHS-SHOW (547-7469).
  • All hatemail can go to [email protected]
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  • Listen live every every other Tuesday at 8:00pm Central that would be Wednesday at 02:00z. Our recording schedule is on the Web site.

Music

  •  ”The Soundtrack of Our Summer” by The League from the album The Soundtrack of Your Summer, courtesy of Jamendo.
  •  ”Whore of Babylon” by Sons of Sin from the album Rebelations, courtesy of Jamendo.

LHS Episode #116: O Savannah

serengeti01This week in the heart-pounding, blood-stopping episode of Linux in the Ham Shack, our intrepid hosts discuss a variety of topics from call sign look-up databases to Ubuntu, freeware collaboration suites to mobile computing, and QRP kits to hosted developer platforms. As if that were not enough, there’s music, banter, a cameo by Wil Wheaton and a rocking good time. What more could you possible want?

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Show Notes #093

Introduction:

  • Richard is looking forward to winter in Texas… all three days of it.

Announcements:

  • Subscribers to LHS now have access to the Etherpad, or via the Etherpad link in the Content area of the LHS website.
  • Black Sparrow Media now has a Twitter feed at BSM_Network.
  • Richard rants: Ubuntu has added a nag screen to the download page requesting a donation.
  • Linux Distributions for Ham Radio:
  • Jeff Hodsdon published a list of influential ham radio operators, and neither Richard nor Russ are on that list! For shame!

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Feedback:

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Music:

LHS Episode #081: Chicken Licker Bumpy Bumpy

Welcome to the latest installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. It’s almost time for Hamvention 2012! We hope that we’ll be able to see our listeners and friends at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio from May 18th through the 20th. With your donations, the thermometer at left has almost exploded. If you can spare a dollar or two, we’ll be at our goal in no time.

In this episode, our trusty [sic] hosts talk with an Ambassdor. Richard’s interview with Ronny is so good it would make Anderson Cooper–well, throw up probably. They also discuss Linux topics like Mint-based distributions and irssi, an IRC chat client, as well as ham radio topics from HSMM to Winlink to contest loggers. The guys respond to a bunch of listener feedback and talk about some new features of the show.

A quick heads up: The interview audio is a little rough with some weird background anomaly. It won’t drive you mad, just make you wonder what was going on on Ronny’s side of the line. We suspect dinner and a seance.

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Show Notes #080

Introduction:

  • Tornado season has begun in Texas! Check out the videos at kcares.info

Announcements:

  • The donations for the LHS to Dayton Hamvention fund have stalled. If you’d like to see LHS return to the Hamvention this year, please make a donation in the next week or two. All donations will go toward the cost of the booth in the vendor exhibition hall. If we fail to raise enough to attend, then the funds will go toward the expenses of producing LHS.

Topics:

  • Richard’s Linux Adventures
    • Thank You Kubuntu, for once again obliterating Richard’s boot sectors.
    • Russ suggests using dd to perform what is essentially a low-level format of the drive. For example,
      dd bs=1m if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda

      NOTE: This will totally erase your hard drive! Use caution!

    • Matthew, KC8BEW, in the chat room, suggests using Spinrite to repair a hard drive.
    • Richard declares that Debian is the Jesus Christ of Linux distributions, as it raised his hard drive from the dead, at least temporarily. It was the only distro he found that managed to install grub on the drive.
    • Richard also declares that Linux Mint sucks… at least for him. Audacity caused 100% CPU usage, spell check didn’t work, and it crashes.
    • Also discussed: CentOS, Scientific Linux, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, Xubuntu, lubuntu.
  • Richard is writing an ebook on the National Traffic System.
  • Russ again suggests Richard try Debian, but Richard says it won’t let him install Firefox. Maybe there’s a hardware issue? (Perhaps memtest might find a memory error? -Ed.)

Donations:

  • We received several donations from visitors to the Dalton Hamfest and the KARC Hamfest. Thank you to our ambassador Ronny (K4RJJ) and to everyone who stopped by our booth at those events.
  • Russ hoped to interview Roy, KK4ATD, our ambassador to the RARSfest last week. Apparently, the LHS booth was a great success.
  • If you’d like to be an ambassador for LHS at an event, email us at [email protected] and visit the Ambassadors link on the web site.

Feedback:

  • Fab, co-host of Linux Outlaws, left a couple comments on the website expressing his gratitude for being on the show.
  • Bob (W9YA) offers Russ some suggestions for entering the contact exchange information in YFKtest.
  • LinuxCanuck left a comment saying he enjoyed the episode with Fab, asks for help getting the feed links on the web site to work, and offers some thoughts about Kubuntu.
  • Roy, KK4ATD, the LHS ambassador to RARSFest, calls in to the show and describes the event. He’s also building a repository of ham radio packages for CentOS, called Hamux.

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