#607 – Gurglies

This week on The Bugcast: our rundown of lockdown this past week, fallout from the current situation, and Caroline has the gurglies, plus 8 pieces of amazing Creative Commons music!

Songs played

Intro: <a href="http://chrisjuergensen.com/">Chris Juergensen</a> – Bug Lips<br />
Outro: <a href="http://markmarshall.com/">Mark Marshall</a> – Man Walking

Topics

First full week of house arrest<br />
Chris and John from Canada were guests on the most recent recording of <a href="https://teaearlgreyhot.org/">Tea, Earl Grey, Hot</a>, reviewing episode 9 of Star Trek: Picard.  The episode isn’t out yet, at the time of writing this, but it will be soon.<br />
Argument on Facebook about a teenager delivering local newspaper<br />
Antisocial distancing, behaviour, and damage<br />
<strong>Clocks go forward an hour in the UK and Europe this weekend</strong>

Upcoming events

<strong>Most events that we would usually promote are at risk, keep watching for more details.</strong>

Announcements

  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 608, which will be streamed live in the chatroom on Friday 3 April 2020 at 21:30-ish UK time (BST/GDT/UTC+1).
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Caroline has the gurglies<br />
Our <a href="https://thebugcast.org/support">supporters</a>!<br />
The artists for allowing us to play their music.<br />
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.<br />
<a href="https://archive.org/">Internet Archive</a> for hosting the media files<br />
<a href="https://euterpiaradio.ch/">Euterpia Radio</a> for the use of their Shoutcast server

The Bugcast is a proud founder member of the Other Side Podcast Network

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Broken Pieces

In this episode, Dave and Yannick are joined once again by Jason Evangelho from Forbes and Linux For Everyone podcast. They review Broken Pieces, the 8th episode of the 1st season of Star Trek: Picard. After that, they have a chat with Jason about the season so far.

Broken Pieces

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Let us know!

In this episode

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The review featured in this episode is a modified version of the work done by the team at Memory Alpha and is released under a CC-BY-NC licence, which means you can use it, transform it, and redistribute it as long as you give appropriate credits to us and Memory Alpha, and you don’t use it for commercial business.

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#606 – Wash your hands!

This week on The Bugcast: we talk more about Coronavirus and how it’s affected us, events are being cancelled, Roy Hudd dies, and how the BBC are now doing what we’ve done for the past 12 years, plus 8 pieces of amazing Creative Commons music! Wash your hands!

Songs played

Intro: <a href="http://chrisjuergensen.com/">Chris Juergensen</a> – Bug Lips<br />
Outro: <a href="http://markmarshall.com/">Mark Marshall</a> – Man Walking

Topics

<strong>It’s important to wash your hands regularly, with soap and water!</strong><br />
Coronavirus discussion, hoarding, price hikes<br />
BBC News: <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51870325">Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancelled over coronavirus</a><br />
BBC News: <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51906543">Roy Hudd, actor and comic, dies aged 83</a><br />
BBC News: <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51943591">Coronavirus: How radio and TV hosts are keeping their shows on air from home</a>

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Announcements

  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 607, which will be streamed live in the chatroom on Friday 27 March 2020 at 21:30-ish UK time (GMT/UTC).
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The artists for allowing us to play their music.<br />
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.<br />
<a href="https://archive.org/">Internet Archive</a> for hosting the media files<br />
<a href="https://euterpiaradio.ch/">Euterpia Radio</a> for the use of their Shoutcast server

The Bugcast is a proud founder member of the Other Side Podcast Network

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Nepenthe

In this episode, Dave and Yannick are alone ! They review Nepenthe, the seventh episode of the first season of Star Trek Picard. After that, they have a chat about the episode, and Dave has another wild theory.

Nepenthe
Nepenthe

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In this episode

  • Dave’s review of Nepenthe ;
  • Dave’s Wild Theory Of The Episode.

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Thanks to all our listeners, we are very grateful you chose to spend a little bit of your precious time to listen to our show !

Legal

The review featured in this episode is a modified version of the work done by the team at Memory Alpha and is released under a CC-BY-NC licence, which means you can use it, transform it, and redistribute it as long as you give appropriate credits to us and Memory Alpha, and you don’t use it for commercial business.

The rest of this episode is released under a CC-BY-SA licence, which means you can do pretty much whatever you want with it, as long as you credit us as the original authors. If you publish something based on this episode, then you have to release it under the same license.

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The Binary Times – Series 7 Episode 6

Series 7 Episode 6 – In this episode The Binary Times guys start the show talking about the much debated Coronavirus, Wayne has installed FreeBSD and gone back to using Ubuntu Touch, Mark has been installing Unity of Command II on different distros, more under the hood tips and another epic Irish saying. Enjoy.

00:28 Wayne welcomes us to Series 7 Episode 6 from a mixed weather, early Spring type feel of a morning while Mark thinks the weather isn’t going to be great for Paddy’s Day. It doesn’t really matters this year what with the Corona Virus outbreak and all the measures being taken to help delay the spread. Mark recommends Pizza and Red Wine as the only items that you need to panic buy. He goes on to mention the positive environmental outcome of lower NO2 concentrations over Northern Italy as a result of the lockdown there. The guys go on to discuss the fall in the stock market and the possibility a slowdown may ultimately be beneficial for us all and the planet, while also realising how hard it is to balance peoples’ wellbeing, living standards and the environment.

07:51 Wayne brings the topic back around to Linux. Mark tells us of the OpenCovid 19 Initiative project undertaken by the Just One Giant Lab platform, which is hoping to find testing methodologies to detect the Coronavirus and hopefully a cure.

Mark goes on to tell us that he bought another /e/-phone, this time for his daughter. She is loving the interface, the features and the privacy aspect of the phone. The one drawback she finds with it is the search function as she doesn’t find it very good at the moment. This leads to a conversation around the compromises we’re willing to make.

15:46 Wayne tells us that he’s switched back to Ubuntu Touch and relates his newest experiences with it while making the following points:

  1. Use a good USB cable
  2. Nextcloud users can save a lot of time by just signing up to their Nextcloud account in the Accounts section within System settings. Edit the script on the UBPorts documentation to remove all calendar syncing and to sync over your Nextcloud contacts
  3. Use the Jotit app for Nextcloud notes sync and the UBSync app for syncing folders to your Nextcloud instance
  4. The camera on the Nexus 5 takes very poor pictures. Here are some tips for better results. Go to the camera settings (swipe up from below) and set the pixel density to 8M 4:3. Hold the camera steady while taking a pic, and, most importantly, tap the section of the photograph that you want to have in focus. This forces the camera to focus on the selected area better than letting the camera automatically decide.
  5. Use Teleports for Telegram (no phone calls with telegram is a bit tough but not a deal breaker)
  6. Use AuthenticatorNG for 2FA accounts
  7. Use Podbird for podcasts
  8. Use Wakeit for wake on lan instances
  9. Use Sturm Reader for epubs
  10. To take a screenshot press the Vol up + Vol down keys together
  11. Install Libertine Tweak Tool to use firefox

Wayne is enjoying the fact that Nextcloud integration is getting better, being able to get ssh access to his phone is such a lovely feeling, copying files over and back with scp is just amazing, basically its a linux box.

26:52 Mark tells us of the steps he’s been taking to try to get Unity of Command II working in Steam. He installed openSUSE Leap 15.1, installed the additional repositories and the proprietary Nvidia drivers, installed Steam and then installed the game. He set the game to log (by setting the Launch Options in Properties of the game to: PROTON_LOG=1 %command%) and it worked until it crashed, at which point it wouldn’t work any more! Upon restarting the game he got the same error as he did in Ubuntu 20.04, so could no longer compare logs, as the log overwrites itself. While upgrading to openSUSE Tumbleweed didn’t help, Mark compliments the openSUSE team on a seamless upgrade process.

32:04 Wayne tells us that he’s been playing with FreeBSD 12.1 on a virtual machine. He tells us that BSDers have a saying “Linux users hate Windows, BSD users love linux”. Mark has difficulty remembering the name of the Lumina Desktop, while also referring to a point Ben made in his last appearance on the show. Wayne is enjoying his brief time with BSD and is thinking of making an audio workstation using it.

39:51 Under the Hood – Wayne has a mountain of Under the Hoods, the first being curl cheat.sh /ls. All credit to Igor Chubin for another wonderful app!

Waynes next under the hood is explainshell.com, a site that allows you to write down a command-line to see the help text that matches each argument.

Wayne’s last Under the Hood is a new search engine and that is the qwant search engine. He thinks their privacy policy is worthy of attention.

42:26 Mark’s under the Hood is from Crowd Supply and it is an optically isolated Debounce HAT, which will be able to protect your Raspberry Pi from any electrical surges. Mark also mentions the HealthyPi v4 as an interesting project.

49:53 The guys talk about the latest Humble Bundles.

51:54 Irish saying of the Show: “Ní thuigim” or I do not understand.

We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did making it!

#605 – Spookyvirus

This week on The Bugcast: Caroline is back in the studio so we talk about spookyvirus for Friday 13th, plus 8 pieces of amazing Creative Commons music!

Songs played

Intro: <a href="http://chrisjuergensen.com/">Chris Juergensen</a> – Bug Lips<br />
Outro: <a href="http://markmarshall.com/">Mark Marshall</a> – Man Walking

Topics

Spookyvirus for Friday 13th<br />
BBC News: <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cyz0z8w0ydwt/coronavirus-outbreak">Coronavirus update</a><br />
BBC News: <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51877359">Coronavirus: I don’t need to self-isolate, says Trump</a><br />
BBC News: <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51883377">Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board</a>

Upcoming events

<strong>Podcrawl Glasgow 2020</strong><br />
Saturday 1 August 2020 from 18:00 at The Bon Accord, 153 North Street, Glasgow

Announcements

  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 606, which will be streamed live in the chatroom on Friday 20 March 2020 at 21:30-ish UK time (GMT/UTC).
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Our <a href="https://thebugcast.org/support">supporters</a>!<br />
The artists for allowing us to play their music.<br />
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.<br />
<a href="https://archive.org/">Internet Archive</a> for hosting the media files<br />
<a href="https://euterpiaradio.ch/">Euterpia Radio</a> for the use of their Shoutcast server

The Bugcast is a proud founder member of the Other Side Podcast Network

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The Impossible Box

The Impossible Box
The Impossible Box

In this episode, Lainey, founding member of the Other Side Podcast Network and sometimes co-host of the Bugcast, joins Dave and Yannick to review The Impossible Box, the sixth episode of the first season of Star Trek Picard. After that, they have a chat with Lainey about this new Star Trek series.

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In this episode

Thanks

Thanks to all our listeners, we are very grateful you chose to spend a little bit of your precious time to listen to our show !

Legal

The review featured in this episode is a modified version of the work done by the team at Memory Alpha and is released under a CC-BY-NC licence, which means you can use it, transform it, and redistribute it as long as you give appropriate credits to us and Memory Alpha, and you don’t use it for commercial business.

The rest of this episode is released under a CC-BY-SA licence, which means you can do pretty much whatever you want with it, as long as you credit us as the original authors. If you publish something based on this episode, then you have to release it under the same license.

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TuxJam 81 – Hip to be squared

tuxjam graphic

Dave (aka TheLoveBug) rejoins Kevie and Andrew (aka mcnalu) for our ninth square-numbered episode of TuxJam, and our third that is a square of a square. We begin with our usual round-up of recent releases of lesser known linuxes on distrowatch.

We then take a look at a distro that’s back from a four year hiatus, Simplicity Linux, which is unusual in several ways such as in not using systemd.

Next up is Librera which is a versatile e-reader app for Android available from both Google Play and F-Droid, and in PRO and non-PRO flavours.

If gaming on Linux is of interest then you might like to hear our thoughts on Lutris, which aims to make it easy to play all FOSS games on linux, and windows ones too if you are so inclined.

We finish up with feedback and if you have any to give us do get in touch or leave us a comment on this post.

Creative Commons licensed tracks play in this episode:

#604 – The Comeback Kid

This week on The Bugcast: Cara (The Comeback Kid) steps in for Caroline as we discuss a couple of events from the past few days, and play 8 pieces of fantastic Creative Commons music!

Songs played

Intro: <a href="http://chrisjuergensen.com/">Chris Juergensen</a> – Bug Lips<br />
Outro: <a href="http://markmarshall.com/">Mark Marshall</a> – Man Walking

Topics

Cara (The Comeback Kid) sits in for Caroline this week, but doesn’t say much<br />
BBC News: <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cyz0z8w0ydwt/coronavirus-outbreak">Coronavirus update</a><br />
Update on Dave’s band and their recent reunion (even though they never actually disbanded)<br />
Timezone changes in North America (and possibly other regions) this weekend!

Upcoming events

<strong>Podcrawl Glasgow 2020</strong><br />
Saturday 1 August 2020 from 18:00 at The Bon Accord, 153 North Street, Glasgow

Announcements

  • Please leave us feedback on the music or any of the topics that we’ve discussed.
  • The next live show will be episode 605, which will be streamed live in the chatroom on Friday 13 March 2020 at 21:30-ish UK time (GMT/UTC).
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Our <a href="https://thebugcast.org/support">supporters</a>!<br />
The artists for allowing us to play their music.<br />
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.<br />
<a href="https://archive.org/">Internet Archive</a> for hosting the media files<br />
<a href="https://euterpiaradio.ch/">Euterpia Radio</a> for the use of their Shoutcast server

The Bugcast is a proud founder member of the Other Side Podcast Network

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Stardust City Rag

Stardust City Rag
Stardust City Rag

In this episode, Martin Wimpress, from the Ubuntu Podcast and Canonical, joins Dave and Yannick. They review Stardust City Rag, the fith episode of the first season of Star Trek Picard. After that, they have a chat with Martin about Star Trek in general, and Star Trek Picard in particular. Finaly, they submit their guest to the dreaded seven questions !

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In this episode

Thanks

Thanks to all our listeners, we are very grateful you chose to spend a little bit of your precious time to listen to our show !

Legal

The review featured in this episode is a modified version of the work done by the team at Memory Alpha and is released under a CC-BY-NC licence, which means you can use it, transform it, and redistribute it as long as you give appropriate credits to us and Memory Alpha, and you don’t use it for commercial business.

The rest of this episode is released under a CC-BY-SA licence, which means you can do pretty much whatever you want with it, as long as you credit us as the original authors. If you publish something based on this episode, then you have to release it under the same license.

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