2×07: Exercise in Futility

2×07: Exercise in Futility

Posted by on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Design, Development, News, Open Source, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia, present Bad Voltage, in which there are packs of hacks, backs are waxed, Aq has snacks, and:

  • [00:03:25] The first “hack” — suggestions and tips for little bits of software that we use and are amazed that others don’t — from Jeremy, which is a clipboard manager. Jeremy uses Diodon, but there are loads of others!
  • [00:06:24] In the news this week: the US Congress voted to allow US internet service providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers to advertisers, we solicit your opinions on which VPNs are good (tell us on the forum), Amazon’s physical staffless shop beta is a disaster, AT&T join the Linux Foundation, the Linux Action Show close their doors, and Google publish a site listing all their open source software
  • [00:23:50] Stuart’s “hack”: KDE Connect, which connects your Android phone and any Linux desktop (KDE or not) to show notifications, send files, control music, and generally tie them together
  • [00:26:15] Jono reviews the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ activity band, and whether it’s better than the rivals and whether you should get it if you wear an activity band like everyone does these days
  • [00:40:35] Jono’s “hack”: how does he edit the Bad Voltage show to get the audio production that he requires, and how do we record so that other people can use the same techniques for recording a remote podcast if they want to
  • The competition to win a Dell Sputnik laptop will close before the next show! So if you’re in the US and you haven’t already entered, go to badvoltage.org/fruit and get your fruit-based entries in!

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