Episode 65: Dungeons and DistrosUser Error add
What it takes to make a proper distro, how we send emails, and the constant quest for knowledge.
Plus D&D, and April Fools annoyances.
00:01:00 Email etiquette
00:10:17 #AskError: Thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons?
00:14:00 What does it take to be a proper Linux distro?
00:26:33 #AskError: Do April Fool’s Day tech “jokes” annoy you?
00:32:16 Always learning new things
Episode 64: Abandoned SupportUser Error add
Why Linux doesn't just work on all hardware, criticism of your field, and the ethics of acquiring old software.
Plus venturing outside, and how we install unusual applications.
00:00:37 Why is hardware support so terrible?
00:12:21 #AskError: How much time do you spend outside?
00:16:08 If you're wedded to a concept or axiom for your job, is there any way you can be objective about criticism of your field?
00:26:13 #AskError: If an application you want is not available in your distro’s repo, which community package would you choose and why?
00:31:54 Is it ok to pirate abandonware?
Episode 63: Linux Without BordersUser Error add
Where bad feeling and rivalry in the FOSS world actually originates, what we should be teaching our kids, and the violence that underlies everything around us.
Plus Joe is a lazy swine, and dodgy VPN providers.
Follow the show on Twitter (https://twitter.com/usererrorshow)
00:00:33 FOSS Rivalry
00:10:27 #AskError: How often do you clean your tech and with what tools?
00:13:11 Teaching kids to code
00:24:09 #AskError: Are all VPN providers as shady as they seem?
00:32:43 All property is theft
Episode 62: Emergency CondimentsUser Error add
What attracted us to Linux in the first place, planning for when tech goes away, and why we aren't surrounded by alien life.
Plus a difficult culinary choice for Dan, and what we'd use instead of Linux.
00:00:33 How do you balance embracing new tech with planning for its obsolescence?
00:09:01 #AskError: Is there any food you won't eat? Even in an emergency?
00:15:56 Why did you start using Linux?
00:26:40 #AskError: If you started working at a company and could only choose Mac or Windows, which would be the less painful choice?
00:31:13 What's your take on the Fermi Paradox?
Episode 61: Faith in MicrosoftUser Error add
Maybe it's finally time to cut Microsoft some slack, the pace of technological change, and what a couple of common terms actually mean.
Plus Joe fails to convince the others about his favourite movie, and one of the deepest questions that you can ask.
00:00:12 Is it time to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt on their Linux love?
00:08:34 #AskError: If you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, what would it be?
00:12:38 Is technological change really accelerating?
00:24:27 #AskError: What's the difference between UX and UI and why do you get so annoyed when people confuse them or lump them together?
00:28:07 Why don't you believe in God or follow a religion?
Episode 60: Disturbing MessagesUser Error add
How to deal with Internet drama in the Linux world, the rise of live streaming, and disturbing people with messages and calls.
Plus preparing for end times, and the best moment of Joe's life.
00:00:25 #AskError: What's your biggest claim to fame?
00:03:47 Internet drama and Linux
00:15:31 #AskError: If you send someone a message and it disturbs them, whose fault is it?
00:22:46 On demand vs live streaming
00:32:25 #AskError: Should you prepare for the apocalypse?
Episode 59: Data Conspiracy RISCUser Error add
Is the great hope for open hardware actually going to materialize or is RISC-V just hype? Are some conspiracy theories worth more than just passing disdain?
Plus hoarding all your own tracking data, and some great #AskError questions.
00:00:18 #AskError: What's the best decade for music?
00:12:43 Collecting our own data
00:24:02 #AskError: Pain for principles - where's your threshold?
00:30:24 Conspiracy theories
Episode 58: Stranger Distro DangerUser Error add
New JB team member Ell (https://twitter.com/ell_o_punk) joins us to discuss e-waste, the motivations for our distro choices, and letting children out of your sight.
Plus some solid #AskError questions about food and aliases.
Also check out Joe's new show Choose Linux (https://chooselinux.show).
00:01:26 Computer sustainability
00:13:17 #AskError: What one meal could you live on for the rest of your life?
00:17:06 Distro choice
00:25:09 #AskError: What is your favorite bash alias? If you aren't heavy alias users - why?
00:29:30 Independent children Special Guest: Ell Marquez.
Episode 57: Free To Succeed?User Error add
Is the decision to listen to this really up to you, or is it predetermined by chemistry and physics? Can mobile Linux ever succeed beyond a small niche?
Plus hoarding physical media, terrible books, and extreme weather.
00:00:35 #AskError: What's the worst book you've ever read?
00:04:45 Physical media vs streaming
00:11:29 Can mobile Linux ever succeed?
00:27:02 #AskError: If you could get rid of summer and winter and just have a single meh season, would you do it?
00:32:25 Is free will an illusion?
Episode 56: A Good Walled GardenUser Error add
Android vs iOS, turning users into contributors, and good vs bad in the world.
00:00:29 #AskError: What Linux-related opinion makes you completely disregard anything that person says?
00:03:10 iOS vs Android
00:15:35 How do we turn more users into contributors?
00:30:45 Is there more good or bad in the world?
Episode 55: Great News, We LiedUser Error add
Whether new users have to suffer the pain of the command line, lying about Santa, and the best tech news of 2018.
Plus we learn whether Dan is a hipster, and more.
00:00:40 #AskError: What will self-driving cars be called?
00:02:02 Lying to children about Santa (https://joeress.com/lying-to-children-is-never-ok-even-about-santa/)
00:09:19 Do new users still need to learn how to use the command line?
00:19:36 #AskError: How much do you spend getting your hair cut and how often?
00:23:57 The best tech news stories of the year
Episode 54: Backup to the MoonUser Error add
It's another #AskError special! Getting normals to do backups, should we stop making distros, ridiculous pipe dreams, and more.
00:01:08 How do we get normal people to use proper passwords and backups?
00:13:19 What's the most popular movie you've never seen?
00:16:54 Is it time to stop making new Linux distros?
00:31:40 What's the most ridiculous pipe dream you've ever had?
Come and hang out with us on the forum (https://community.error.show).
Episode 53: Deconstructed DialogUser Error add
There's something almost intangible about the way Linux presents itself and Popey tries to explain it, the balance between living for the moment and planning for the future, and doing it wrong with social media.
Plus moving country, and stupid folding phones.
00:01:29 Is social media a good thing?
00:12:59 #AskError: Have you thought about moving to the USA?
00:18:36 Seeing through the facade of Linux
00:28:09 #AskError: Folding phones: dumb idea or dumbest idea?
00:31:32 Living for now vs planning for the future
Episode 52: Little Packages of JoyUser Error add
What's the best strategy when it comes to desktop Linux applications? We look at both ends of the spectrum, and wonder how much big tech companies should dictate who has access to their platforms.
Plus some solid #AskError questions, having kids, and our new forum at community.error.show (https://community.error.show).
00:01:02 #Askerror: Does the pronunciation of words like "Ubuntu" matter in the slightest?
00:05:14 Is it right for tech companies to silence right wing crazies?
00:13:12 Bespoke apps vs universal packages
00:32:35 #AskError: How can you be remembered in a thousand years without being evil?
00:34:46 Pros and cons of breeding
Episode 51: Universal Basic DisruptionUser Error add
It’s a special all #AskError episode! A hypothetical Linux world, the future of welfare, tech disruption, and terrible email addresses.
Plus Distrowatch rankings, and a crucial seasonal question.
00:00:32 Spoopy month? Y/N_
00:04:15 Are the Distrowatch rankings worth the pixels they are rendered on?
00:10:10 Is universal basic income a good idea?
00:23:32 How much does your email address matter? (https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-your-email-address-holding-you-back-1535470160)
00:27:02 What will tech disrupt next?
00:35:27 If you had to switch to a different distro, what would it be?
Episode 50: Understand The HypeUser Error add
It seems to be all about Plasma these days so we want to know if the hype is justified. We have a couple of great #AskError questions, and wonder whether we are heading for a tech dystopia.
Plus the heaviest of all subjects rears its head again this week.
Episode 49: Not Dead YetUser Error add
Chris joins us to talk about his recent brush with death, we wonder how Linux on Windows is affecting bare metal adoption, we wish phones weren’t so big and stupid, and a great #AskError.
00:00:22 AskError: What's the best movie you've only seen once?
00:06:17 Is Linux on Windows the real future of Linux on the desktop?
00:19:08 Chris nearly died
00:39:51 Phones are big and stupid now
Special Guest: Chris Fisher.
Episode 48: Living The DreamUser Error add
User Error is back with a new set of hosts! We answer some #AskError questions and talk about whether the Linux desktop will ever make money.
Plus we wonder if dockless bike sharing is a good idea and whether travel really is as great as everyone seems to think.
00:00:13 #AskError: What are the best and worst parts of living the dream?
00:05:38 Dockless bike sharing
00:16:43 Travel is good for the soul
00:26:48 #AskError Do you go to sleep in silence, or listen to stuff?
00:28:56 Will desktop Linux ever make money?