Tech & Loathing

T&L Episode 15: Insecure Python

Taking a look at a couple of older topics that were sitting in the bin: GPAC for video editing and gfontview. On top of that, exploration of developments in Python regarding its HTTP libraries and the Debian kafuffle re: init systems. Also, an open invitation to participate in my new film review segment. Thanks for …

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T&L Episode 14: Microsoft Wins

In this long-awaited installment of Tech & Loathing, I address listener feedback from a long time ago. And then I ask the unthinkable question: Has Microsoft won? You be the judge. And if you have an opinion, please let me know what it is. Thanks for tuning in after my long hiatus. I plan to …

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T&L Episode 13: Remote Desktop Protocols

Hey listeners, another episode of Tech & Loathing is now on tap. A couple of IRC friends have joined me tonight to discuss a couple of topics. For Loathing we have Android vs. iOS and all of my frustrations with the world of mobile computing. For Tech we have a look at RDP, VNC and …

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T&L Episode 12: Guns (Part 1)

While some episodes of the show are “tech” based and others are “loathing” based, this one is a little bit of both. Being a new inductee into the wild world of guns, I decide to have a round-table discussion about the matter with a few friends from the Internet. The first half of the discussion …

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T&L Episode 11: The Word Police (Part 1)

I know it may be hard to believe, but there’s another new episode of Tech & Loathing. I feel revitalized. There are a ton of new topics on the horizon that I already have planned out, and I think my desire to make this podcast into something worth listening to are going to come to …

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T&L Episode 10: Listener Feedback

The QSK Netcast has undergone a radical transformation. The content of the show will remain the same, but the outward appearance now better reflects what the show is all about. We have become the Tech & Loathing Netcast, and there are some new features. Just like other netcasts that I do, there will be a …

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T&L Episode 9: OwnCloud + WebDAV

I’ve been on the hunt for a Dropbox killer application. I never really liked having my data stored in the “cloud,” but Dropbox was so incredibly convenient it was hard to see a way out. Over the past few months, I’ve heard a lot of interesting things about OwnCloud. It certainly seemed like the way …

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T&L Episode 8: The Zen of FreeNAS

This episode is a recording of my talk from SELF 2011. I discuss the BSD-based FreeNAS server, focusing on version 7, from install to functionality. I believe there is a place in every home for a FreeNAS server. Have a listen to this episode to see what it can do for you. OGG File MD5SUM: …

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T&L Episode 7: What Privacy?

I did a guest appearance on an episode of a podcast hosted by Steve Cherubino which shall remain nameless for…purposes. But since the topic of discussion was both interesting and in some cases me, I couldn’t let the audio go to waste. So here is the interview. We talked about my computing past, the concepts …

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T&L Episode 6: The Origin of Open Source

This episode of the Tech & Loathing is the audio recording of my talk at Ohio Linux Fest 2010 entitled “The Origin of Open Source.”  The talk turned into a strange but, I think, interesting melange of Open Source philosophy, history, sociology and religion.  The biggest problem was the poor audio recording equipment used in a …

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