User Error

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

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.