Rank #1: Everyday ZFS | TechSNAP 401
Jim and Wes sit down to bust some ZFS myths and share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of the ultimate filesystem.
Plus when not to use ZFS, the surprising way your disks are lying to you, and more!
- ZFS - Ubuntu Wiki — ZFS is a combined file system and logical volume manager designed and implemented by a team at Sun Microsystems led by Jeff Bonwick and Matthew Ahrens.
- Performance tuning - OpenZFS — Make sure that you create your pools such that the vdevs have the correct alignment shift for your storage device's size. if dealing with flash media, this is going to be either 12 (4K sectors) or 13 (8K sectors).
Apr 11 2019
Rank #2: Linux Action News 52
Fedora fights for the user, Ubuntu Flavors draw the line, and why we're worried small distributions are starting to collapse.
May 06 2018
Rank #3: Stratis Pulls it All Together | LINUX Unplugged 270
Red Hat developer Andy Grover joins us to discuss Stratis Storage, an alternative to ZFS on Linux and its recent milestone.
Also Google subtracts Plus, some KDE and GNOME news, and a bit of forgotten Linux history.
Oct 09 2018
Rank #4: Gangster Government | Unfilter 286
Trump’s gut punching at the NATO summit, North Korea is throwing around the “gangster” label, and Paul Manafort is really screwed while Cohen plays ball.
The crew is back together for another roadshow edition.
Jul 11 2018
Rank #5: Universal Basic Disruption | User Error 51
It’s a special all #AskError episode! A hypothetical Linux world, the future of welfare, tech disruption, and terrible email addresses.
Plus Distrowatch rankings, and a crucial seasonal question.
Oct 26 2018
Rank #6: Bob’s Dozen Russians | Unfilter 287
The world melts down after Trump meets with Putin, but we’ll focus on the substance of the meeting and the possibly positive developments… And of course a bit of the reaction!
Plus highlights from Peter Strzok’s testimony, your everyday cyber attacks, and much more!
Jul 18 2018
Rank #7: Kremlin Script Kiddies | Unfilter 282
We try to get to the root of what Russia actually hacked, cover the whiplash from the North Korea news since last week, and serve up some cold cyber analysis.
May 30 2018
Rank #8: Peering Into the Future | LUP 256
A major Internet monopoly might just be on the edge of cracking thanks to free software, a bit of initiative, and a lot of gumption. We'll follow up on a major experiment we kicked off last week.
Plus SUSE is sold again, Linux on the Nintendo Switch just got way better, Mint has a new release, we look at elementary OS Juno's first beta, and we cover a ton of community news.
Jul 04 2018
Rank #9: Year of the Linux Desktop | LUP 247
Ubuntu and Fedora have new releases, and our early impressions are great. We’ll share the features that we think make these distros some of the best Linux desktop releases ever.
Plus some important community news, some Darktable tips for beginners, and some select clips from this year’s LinuxFest Northwest.
May 02 2018
Rank #10: Space Gray Handcuffs | Coder Radio 333
iPad Pro is a great machine for people that don’t want to get too much work done.
But ultimately this week’s episode is about the guys catching up after a long couple weeks apart.
- Ferrite Recording Studio — Ferrite is the tool many podcasters and journalists reach for when they’re away from the studio.
- LumaFusion video editor — Pro video editing and effects
- Michael Dominick on Twitter — "Was running out of drive storage on my desktop, so I did the unthinkable @ChrisLAS. I opened it up and installed an additional HDD! What madness is that? #CoderRadio"
Nov 27 2018
Rank #11: Logs and Metrics and Traces, Oh My! | TechSNAP 372
Netflix has learned the hard way how to utilize all the logs, we cover their lessons in their journey to build a fully observable system.
Plus the Lazy State FPU bug that cropped up this week, backdoored Docker images, your questions, and more!
Jun 14 2018
Rank #12: elementary OS and OpenMediaVault | Choose Linux 1
We kick off a brand new show with a discussion about Jason's elementary OS community challenge. Then we get into the pros and cons of setting up your own NAS with OpenMediaVault.
Plus, find out more about your hosts and what we have in store for future episodes.
- Introducing The Elementary OS 5 Linux Community Challenge — The basic premise of the elementary OS Challenge is simple: ditch Windows, macOS or your current Linux OS of choice and exclusively use elementary OS 5 Juno as your daily driver for two weeks. Explore the curated AppCenter and the bundled software to get all of your working and playing done. For email, for music, for coding, for gaming, for whatever.
- Elementary OS Challenge: Let's Talk About Dark Themes — Like every other deliberate choice the elementary OS developers make (such as minimizing windows), the absence of an optional dark mode reflects their clear and unwavering vision of what a desktop experience should be.
- openmediavault — openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.
Jan 23 2019
Rank #13: This is How You Should Store Your Data | Ask Noah Show 87
This is How You Should Store Your Data | Ask Noah Show 87
In this episode your calls drove the show and that's the show we set out to do! We talk storage, LVM, hard disk configuration, SteamOS, troubleshoot an OBS box, and still find time break the news about the new and best way to listen to The Ask Noah Show live!
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Sep 25 2018
Rank #14: Understand The Hype | User Error 50
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.
Plus the heaviest of all subjects rears its head again this week.
Oct 12 2018
Rank #15: Bunk Beds | Jupiter Extras 9
Aug 30 2019
Rank #16: Interactive Investigations | Coder Radio 373
We debate the best way to package scripting language apps then explore interactive development and the importance of a good shell.
Plus npm bans terminal ads, what comes after Rust, and why Mike hates macros.
- Feedback: Getting started on .NET? — My question is what is the easiest route to get started in .net development? When I looked online there are several different languages that can be used from C# ,F#, ASP.NEt among others. In your personal experience what is the easiest way to get started on this path?
- Feedback: Questioning Rust — [...] The primary issue here is that most of the work to prove that safety (beyond "trust me" blocks) is pushed onto the developer instead of having the compiler insert protections surmised from uses of the data structures outlined in the source code. After all, it can only prove what it is shown, not what it assumes.
- Feedback on Mike and Macros — I'd also love to hear more about what you dislike about macros. Personally, I view Rust's macro system as one of its biggest selling points. I've written more than a few macros myself and, every time, they've simplified my code in ways I couldn't have managed without them. Perhaps more importantly, I've also noticed that many of my favorite crates make heavy use of macros—and doing so lets them expose a much more ergonomic API.
- The Imposter's Handbook by Rob Conery — You've had to learn on the job. New languages, new frameworks, new ways of doing things - a constant struggle just to stay current in the industry. This left no time to learn the foundational concepts and skills that come with a degree in Computer Science.
- Apple wants to remove scripting languages from macOS — Scripting language runtimes such as Python, Ruby, and Perl are included in macOS for compatibility with legacy software. In future versions of macOS, scripting language runtimes won’t be available by default, and may require you to install an additional package. If your software depends on scripting languages, it’s recommended that you bundle the runtime within the app
- Building Standalone Python Applications with PyOxidizer — Python hasn't ever had a consistent story for how I give my code to someone else, especially if that someone else isn't a developer and just wants to use my application.
- Traveling Ruby: self-contained, portable Ruby binaries — Traveling Ruby lets you create self-contained Ruby app packages for Windows, Linux and OS X.
- ruby-packer — Packing your Ruby application into a single executable.
- fogus: Notes on Interactive Computing Environments — Your programming environments should be an active partner in the act of creating systems.
- Tim Ewald - Clojure: Programming with Hand Tools — For most of human history, furniture was built by hand using a small set of simple tools. This approach connects you in a profoundly direct way to the work, your effort to the result. This changed with the rise of machine tools, which made production more efficient but also altered what's made and how we think about making it in in a profound way. This talk explores the effects of automation on our work, which is as relevant to software as it is to furniture, especially now that once again, with Clojure, we are building things using a small set of simple tools.
- Things You Didn't Know About GNU Readline — GNU Readline is an unassuming little software library that I relied on for years without realizing that it was there. Tens of thousands of people probably use it every day without thinking about it. If you use the Bash shell, every time you auto-complete a filename, or move the cursor around within a single line of input text, or search through the history of your previous commands, you are using GNU Readline.
- bpython — A fancy curses interface to the Python interactive interpreter
- pry — Pry is a runtime developer console and IRB alternative with powerful introspection capabilities. Pry aims to be more than an IRB replacement. It is an attempt to bring REPL driven programming to the Ruby language.
- Ammonite — Ammonite lets you use the Scala language for scripting purposes: in the REPL, as scripts, as a library to use in existing projects, or as a standalone systems shell.
- rebel-readline — A terminal readline library for Clojure Dialects
- litecli — A command-line client for SQLite databases that has auto-completion and syntax highlighting.
Sep 02 2019
Rank #17: GitLab’s CEO | CR 313
We chat with GitLab’s CEO and co-founder Sid Sijbrandij, about the GitLab model, the changes they’ve made since Microsoft purchased GitHub, his thoughts on that acquisition, and his compelling case for 100% remote work.
Jun 15 2018
Rank #18: Privacy Perspectives | TechSNAP 409
We examine why it's so difficult to protect your privacy online and discuss browser fingerprinting, when to use a VPN, and the limits of private browsing.
Plus Apple's blaring bluetooth beacons and Facebook's worrying plans for WhatsApp.
Aug 08 2019
Rank #19: Linux Action News 53
It's confirmed Linux apps are coming to Chrome OS. Google is finally putting pressure on OEM's to ship security patches, and we try Android of Things.
Plus we get some clarity on CoreOS and Red Hat, and their strategy for cloud domination in the future.
May 13 2018
Rank #20: The First One | Self-Hosted 1
You've been wanting to host a Nextcloud instance (or anything else) for your family for a while now. Where on Earth do you start? We share some hard learned lessons about self-hosting, discuss the most important things to consider when building a home server, and Chris gives Alex a hard time about Arch as a Server OS.
- @SelfHostedShow on Twitter
- Your preferred Linux "server" OS? — I currently host a bunch of services inside of Docker containers. Had been using Ubuntu Server, but I felt like the OS is kind of bloated and I wanted to try some new things so I switched to Alpine.
Alpine is a bit too minimalistic for my tastes and I've run into some compatibility issues with it (even when using it just as a Docker host).
At this point I'm planning on staying with a Linux OS and with Docker as the way I run my actual services, just not sure of what I want to actually use next.
- Wireless Security Camera System - EufyCam E Review — What's the best wireless security camera system? Here's my EufyCam E review, which covers my main criteria for a good camera system: battery-operated, easy to setup, good image quality, no subscription fees, local storage, and integrations with my smart home.
- Ending Note by TouchRemix
Sep 12 2019