User Error

Life is a series of mistakes, but that's what makes it interesting.

About the show

A show about life, Linux, the universe, and everything in between.

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  • Episode 73: Stealing the Top Bunk

    August 30th, 2019  |  35 mins 38 secs
    askerror, bad habits, bunk beds, computers, crime, derivatives, foss, frugal, infrastructure, innovation, it, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, repos, stingy, tight, ubuntu

    AskError special. Sleeping arrangements, hypothetical distro infrastructure, and IT milestones.

    Plus bad habits, frugality, and breaking the law.

  • Episode 72: Sliding Politics

    August 16th, 2019  |  40 mins 16 secs
    askerror, backlash, change, cheating, dumb phone, foss, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, nokia, polarised, politics, sliding doors, smartphone, social media, software, tinder, twitter, users

    Dealing with users who hate change, dumb phones, and different approaches to social media consumption.

  • Episode 71: Duvets Are Not Tech

    August 2nd, 2019  |  39 mins 28 secs
    applications, askerror, comforter, conference bag, default folders, duvet, foss, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, lottery, love, pillow, rich, sleep tech

    It's another #AskError special! Sleep tech, missing apps on Linux, a deep question, and much more.

  • Episode 70: Old and Insecure

    July 19th, 2019  |  37 mins 13 secs
    ar, desktop, desktop environment, flavour, foss, free time, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, obscurity, old, online, poor, rich, root, security, social interaction, social media, ubunru, vr, wasting time, windows, young

    Whether Linux is inherently secure, the next phase of online interaction, and wasting our free time.

  • Episode 69: Partner Password Policy

    July 5th, 2019  |  42 mins 42 secs
    accounts, alexa, distro, foss, home automation, husband, jupiter broadcasting, last seen recently, linux podcast, messenger, numbers, partner, passwords, privacy, sharing, siri, telegram, things in common, tracking, users, whatsapp, wife

    How many users distros actually have, automating our homes, and the importance of common views and interests with our partners.

  • Episode 68: Delete Your Community

    June 21st, 2019  |  42 mins
    advice, banned, cartridges, community, delete, electric car, foss, hoarding, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, printer, twitter

    Two #AskError specials in a row! Advice for our younger selves, leaving communities, our listening habits, and hoarding.

  • Episode 67: Mind the Apps

    June 7th, 2019  |  35 mins 42 secs
    advice, affirmations, appimage, apps, cash, cashless society, flatpak, foss, hoarding, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, meditation, mindfulness, mistakes, smartphones, snap

    It's another #AskError special. Meditation and mindfulness, friends making obvious mistakes, and AppImage popularity.

  • Episode 66: Cross Desktop

    May 24th, 2019  |  45 mins 7 secs
    climate change, crime, foss, free desktop, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, old vs new, pet hates, poverty, space exploration, web

    Linux desktop standards, how the Web has changed over the years, and the ethics of space exploration.

    Plus what to do if you see a crime, and the things we hate the most.

  • Episode 65: Dungeons and Distros

    May 10th, 2019  |  42 mins
    april fools, arch, d&d, dungeons and draggons, elementary os, email, etiquette, foss, jupiter broadcasting, learning, linux podcast, packages, pathfinder, role playing, rpg, security, source code, ubuntu

    What it takes to make a proper distro, how we send emails, and the constant quest for knowledge.

  • Episode 64: Abandoned Support

    April 26th, 2019  |  44 mins 26 secs
    abandonware, appimage, axiom, criticism, drivers, flatpak, foss, hardware, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, outisde, ppa, snap, walking

    Why Linux doesn't just work on all hardware, criticism of your field, and the ethics of acquiring old software.

  • Episode 63: Linux Without Borders

    April 12th, 2019  |  42 mins 41 secs
    automation, children, cleaning, code, cooking, education, foss, jupiter broadcasting, kids, linux podcast, ownership, peanut gallery, property, rivalry, robots, theft, vpn

    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.

  • Episode 62: Emergency Condiments

    March 29th, 2019  |  41 mins 5 secs
    aliens, drake equation, emergency, fermi paradox, food, foss, google, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, mac, obsolescence, origin story, services, stadia, windows

    What attracted us to Linux in the first place, planning for when tech goes away, and why we aren't surrounded by alien life.

  • Episode 61: Faith in Microsoft

    March 15th, 2019  |  46 mins 52 secs
    change, electricity, foss, god, internet, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, microsoft, movies, religion, technology, ui, ux

    Maybe it's finally time to cut Microsoft some slack, the pace of technological change, and what a couple of common terms actually mean.

  • Episode 60: Disturbing Messages

    March 1st, 2019  |  36 mins 58 secs
    apocalypse, calls, claim to fame, elementary os, foss, internet drama, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, messages, on demand, prep, prepper, streaming, twitch, ubuntu, vod

    How to deal with Internet drama in the Linux world, the rise of live streaming, and disturbing people with messages and calls.

  • Episode 59: Data Conspiracy RISC

    February 15th, 2019  |  39 mins 3 secs
    conspiracy theories, data, decade, foss, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, music, open hardware, principles, risc-v

    Is the great hope for open hardware actually going to materialise, or is RISC-V just hype? Are some conspiracy theories worth more than just passing disdain?

  • Episode 58: Stranger Distro Danger

    February 1st, 2019  |  41 mins 3 secs
    children, choice, distros, e-waste, foss, independence, jupiter broadcasting, latch key, linux podcast, sustainability

    New JB team member Ell joins us to discuss e-waste, the motivations for our distro choices, and letting children out of your sight.