Update: Podcasts, Interviews, Distortion and Web books
Hey folks, damn it’s been a while hasn’t it? 3 weeks flew by and I didn’t even notice. Been pretty busy with the podcast and other things. We made it to episode 50 of Linux Outlaws which was amazing, I never expected the show to take off as it has and I’m very grateful for it. In fact we’ve now reached episode 52 it’s been so long since my last post. You would think this makes us a year old but not quite, we’re ahead of ourselves with more than a show a week so far. The podcast will officially be a year old on September 12th.
In our last episode we were lucky enough to have a long chat with Evan Prodromou (pictured) of the open source microblogging site Identi.ca. He developed the software Laconica which runs the site and it’s completely free software licensed under the AGPL, a specialised version of the Gnu General Public License tailored to this new networked world. Software is now often delivered as a web service through a site and not running on the users computer. Gmail is a good example of this. You can hear all the details and Evan’s much more enlightening explanation in Linux Outlaws episode 52.
My Open Studio project has stalled a little due to lack of time and focus but I’m still going to press on with it and finish, don’t worry about that. I’ve got a few problems with distortion and upgrading the firmware on the new audio card but I’ll master it… no pun intended 🙂
I do have something interesting planned for this week, another review, it’s been a while but this time it’s a hardware review. I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on an Elonex Webbook which my brother got with a phone contract from Carphone Warehouse in the UK. It’s a neat little machine and the really interesting thing from my point of view though is that it came with Ubuntu 8.04 pre-installed. Stay tuned for that review later this week, maybe the weekend.
So that’s it you’re pretty much up to date with my open source antics, I’m planning to attend the Chester LUG meet on Thursday this week (28th). It’s at the Old King’s Head pub in Chester, I’ll probably get there about 7pm, so if any of you Linux lovers fancy joining me for a pint please feel free. I’ll be back later in the week with my Ubuntu web book review. Until then, take care and keep it frosty, Dan