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 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.

  • Episode 57: Free To Succeed?

    January 18th, 2019  |  41 mins 47 secs
    books, cd, dvd, foss, free will, hoarding, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, mobile, netflix, seasons, summer, winter

    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?

  • Episode 56: A Good Walled Garden

    January 4th, 2019  |  42 mins 33 secs
    android, bad, contributer, contributing, evil, foss, good, ios, linux podcast, opinion

    Android vs iOS, turning users into contributors, and good vs bad in the world.

  • Episode 55: Great News, We Lied

    December 21st, 2018  |  39 mins 3 secs
    2018, command line, foss, fun, hair cut, hipster, lies, linux podcast, new users, santa, self-driving cars, tech news, terminal, uber

    Whether new users have to suffer the pain of the command line, lying about Santa, and the best tech news of 2018.

  • Episode 54: Backup to the Moon

    December 7th, 2018  |  44 mins 15 secs
    backups, comedian, dreams, elementary os, linux podcast, lord of the rings, lotr, movies, new distros, passwords, popular, rockstar, techno utopia, the godfather, the moon, ubuntu

    It's another #AskError special! Getting normals to do backups, should we stop making distros, ridiculous pipe dreams, and more.

  • Episode 53: Deconstructed Dialog

    November 23rd, 2018  |  42 mins 53 secs
    dialog, europe, excelsior, facade, folding phone, interface, linux, moving, podcast, social media, usa

    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.

  • Episode 52: Little Packages of Joy

    November 9th, 2018  |  44 mins 26 secs
    alex jones, censorship, children, desktop, elementary os, facebook, kids, linux, podcast, pronunciation, right wing, snaps, twitter, ubuntu

    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.

  • Episode 51: Universal Basic Disruption

    October 26th, 2018  |  42 mins 1 sec
    #askerror, disruption, distrowatch rankings, email, halloween, linux distro, linux podcast, moviepass, netflix, spoopy, universal basic income

    It’s a special all #AskError episode! A hypothetical Linux world, the future of welfare, tech disruption, and terrible email addresses.

  • Episode 50: Understand The Hype

    October 12th, 2018  |  48 mins 53 secs
    books, cctv, crime, death, hype, kde, life, linux podcast, morning, plasma, routine, tech, waking up

    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.

  • Episode 49: Not Dead Yet

    September 28th, 2018  |  53 mins 52 secs
    3.5mm, appendicitis, appendix, death, headphone jack, hospital, hyper-v, iphone, linux podcast, movies, notch, phones, ubuntu, windows, wsl

    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.

  • Episode 48: Living The Dream

    September 14th, 2018  |  45 mins 55 secs
    alan pope, climate change, daniel fore, dockless bike share, dream, joe ressington, linux desktop, linux podcast, sleep, travel, user error

    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.