Live from LFNW Diane Mueller explains her GetMakered project that includes a human sized turntable, a power wheelchair motor & a kinect.
Going Linux #275 · Lightweight Linux Distributions Revisited
Windows XP is no longer supported and quite a few of the computers that came with XP installed just do not have the specs to run Windows 7 or Windows 8. It's not safe to run an operating system that is no longer supported, so what do you do? Buy a new machine? Or you could try installing a lightweight Linux distribution. We take a fresh look at the array of lightweight distros available today that might make good alternatives for lower-spec machines.
Episode 275 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #275 · Lightweight Linux Distributions Revisited
00:43 Bill records on a phone app
01:33 Bill wants a Cray
02:59 Bill has SuSE system lockups
03:51 Blue Griffon and Wordpress
05:55 Why lightweight Linux distros?
07:36 The criteria
08:13 The process
12:10 Ubuntu MATE
18:15 Honorable mentions
18:26 Puppy Linux
18:31 Bodi Linux
19:56 Tiny Core Linux
23:27 Application pick: Gentoo file manager
24:04 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
After an Ubuntu update goes really bad Chris reflects on how snappy, a transactionally updated version of Ubuntu, could have avoided this problem.
Plus a review of the System76 Meerkat PC, Russia plans to fork Sailfish OS & more!
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Seattle GNU/Linux Conference http://seagl.org/ IRC on Freenode in #seagl.
Were very excited to be returning to Seattle Central College for SeaGL on Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, 2015.
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You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.
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Today after conquering the technical challenges monster that spent the night in the studio, Chris and the Mumble room reflect on life's larger tech woes.
My blogsite as well as just one of the many posts on my site that deal with what I appreciate about my life in general
Angela & Chris take a middle school sexual education quiz from Buzzfeed along with the lower thirds help to see if they know the answers.
We showcase the best in emulated gameplay experiences under Linux. A topic that sometimes is shrouded in shame is actually one of Linux’s strongest suits. Backed by an historical announcement this week, if you had any doubts, today’s episode will change your mind!
Plus Oculus abandons their Linux backers & we’ll explain why this short-sighted move might be a good thing, the next big Ubuntu phone ships & more!
Label Tracks in Audacity
I don't know if I'm ignorant and everyone else already knows about this, but I decided to record a quick show about Audacity "Label Tracks," something I discovered while working on another HPR episode today.
The label track is one of the most useful things I've found in a long time. It allows you to annotate your audio project so that you can quickly see important spots or summarize the contents of whole segments and see at a glance what they are about without hunting all over the place and playing things back, trying to find the part where you were talking about X,Y, or Z. You can also export the labels as a plain text file with exact timestamps. I have not tried this, but according to the documentation you can also use labels to mark the beginnings of separate songs in a long track and export multiple separate files at once from a single source based on the labels.
To add a label track, go to the Tracks menu and select Add New --> Label Track, and it will add the label track to the bottom of your list of tracks. To add a label, either stick the cursor where you want the label to be and press ctrl+b to add text, or select a region to label by clicking and dragging over a region in the label track, then do ctrl+b to start typing the label text.
Audacity Label Tracks Documentation: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/label_tracks.html
Shell in a Box
Using modprobe to fix broken audio for Fedora based RPi distros
Next recording date: June 5, 2015