TuxJam 50 – Half century

Cover2Kevie and mcnalu arrive at their half century — show 50! We begin with our usual roundup of recent and lesser known linuxes on distrowatch. We then review the small but fleet-footed Tiny Core Linux distro. Kevie then discusses his experience with Amazon’s Fire phone. Next, Andrew discusses how the nifty entr command can be used to get various GUI applications to work together. We’re delighted to have substantial feedback to review from the Jolla phone review in TuxJam 49 and news of this year’s Glasgow podcrawl.

IMPORTANT NOTE: TuxJam will shortly be moving to a new home, so be prepared to update you feeds in the next month or two.

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Crivins 132 – Parent and Child

CrivinsIn episode 132 of Crivins, Kevie is joined by Lainey, Caroline and Dave Lee (known members of the Bugcast crew). The discussion is around children being on the internet and, more precisely, children participating on social media. With recent proposed changes to the law, this makes a child being on social media a huge risk to the parents. The track included in this episode:

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TuxJam 49 – Ola Jolla

Cover2Kevie and mcnalu edge ever closer to their half century. We kick-off as ever with our roundup of recent and lesser known linuxes on distrowatch. We then welcome our guest Beni who reviews his Jolla Phone. Kevie then discusses his experience with Cutegram and Andrew explains why he didn’t get to experience it. Next, Andrew and Kevie discuss their experiences with YouTube apps SkyTube and NewPipe which are only available from F-droid and not Google Play. We finish up with our roundup of feedback and our attempts to further the reach of TuxJam.

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TuxJam 48 – Hear, there and Entroware

Cover2Kevie and mcnalu burst into the new year in a blaze of obscurity. We start with our brief survey of recent and lesser known linuxes on distrowatch. We then welcome our guest Dave Morriss who reviews his Entroware Kratos laptop which was a prize at Oggcamp 2015. Kevie then reviews desktop RSS client Liferea. Andrew takes a second look at the multi-protocol microblogging android app andstatus and revises his previous opinion of it. Finally Kevie reports back on his experiences with NixNote2. We finish up, as ever, with a roundup of feedback.

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TuxJam 47 – A Geeky Christmas Carol

Cover2Kevie and mcnalu take time out of their port-supping and mince pie gobbling to bring another TuxJam festive special, this time in three Dickensian parts:

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Happy New Year!

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Crivins 131 – How the West Won Christmas

CrivinsIn a Christmas related episode of Crivins, Kevie is joined by Lainey, Caroline and Dave Lee (known members of the Bugcast crew).  The discussion is around how Christmas has become less of a religious festival in the west and more of a business opportunity.  Does this happen with other religions in other parts of the world? We’d love to hear your views.  The track included in this episode:

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CCJam 43 – Joe Farren

cover2In episode 43 of CCJam, Yannick introduces the listeners to Americana singer/songwriter Joe Farren. Joe is active on Facebook and Twitter as well as keeping an active presence on YouTube.  You can purchase physical copies of his music via CDbaby and Amazon. Digital tracks can be downloaded via Bandcamp, iTunes, Jamendo and Soundcloud. Tracks included in this episode:

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TuxJam 46 – Gift for geeks 2015

Cover2Andrew (aka mcnalu) and Kevie continue the TuxJam tradition of abandoning our usual format to bring you a special festive episode that brings you suggestions of gifts for geeks, or indeed gifts that might help bring out the inner-geek in a friend or family-member.

Gifts  for Geeks

Stocking fillers (£0 to £20)

Mid-range (£20 to £150)

Top-end (£150 or more)

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Wishing you a Merry Christrmas and a Happy New Year from Kevie and Andrew!

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TuxJam 45 – We’ve got an ogg feeling about this

Cover2Andrew (aka mcnalu) and Kevie continue their neverending* tour of little-known Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) whilst dancing to the tune of Creative Commons music. We survey recent GNU/Linux (and other) distros on distrowatch.com and then Andrew recounts his first experiences as an attendee of Oggcamp. Kevie and Andrew then review 4MLinux which is a quadrapedal distro standing on legs of Maintenance, Media, Mini-server and Mystery. Kevie then discusses his experience of playing 4 color taxi which was his first ever bitcoin purchase. Finally, after thinking we had no feedback, we in fact had loads, including some in-person kind words from Alister Christman at Oggcamp. Please do get in touch and remember you can comment on this post.

*This show is not of infinite length.

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