mintCast 300 Blast from the past

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Correction: It is, in fact, 2019, not 2018.

Correction: At ~7:10 in the podcast, Leo says interviews will be released Monday. The correct day that interviews will begin their release is Wednesday, January 16th. And one a day thereafter.

Interview Intros:

  • Charles
    • Leo: Charles and I were having trouble with Mumble and after a bit of frustration, ended up using our phones in a throwback to the original episodes with Rothgar.
  • Rothgar
    • Bo
  • SiKing
    • Tony W: Shorter convo.  Still on Mint! Intro to mumble
  • Rob
  • Joe Ressington
    • Tony H
  • Isaac
    • Bo

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mintCast 299 Last Episode of 2018

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Bi-Weekly Wanderings:

  • Leo
    • Fresh install of Linux Mint 19.1, but wine-staging was weird
    • Making loads of backgrounds https://linux.pictures
  • Joe
    • Playing Watch Dogs
      • UPlay on linux.  BOOOO
    • Updating the tablets to 19.1
    • Using sshfs and vpn from far away
    • Server is down!!!!!!!!!!
    • Watching Linus Tech Tips
  • Tony Watts
    • Updated podcast/recording machine to 19.1
    • Windows hard drive clone attempt in GParted not going so well today
    • Retropie setup with PS2 controllers is awesome!
  • Bo
    • Playing Alan Wake on Proton
      • Enable FXAA
  • Tony Hughes
    • Installing Mint 19.1 on a Lenovo x61s. Runs well for a 11+ year old laptop.
    • Updated my Mint 19 installs to 19.1
    • LUG Xmas party
    • As it’s been the Holidays, visiting relatives in Scotland and only got back this afternoon.
    • Watching YouTube videos on restoring and customizing diecast metal cars.

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mintCast 298 Lots of News

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Bi-Weekly Wanderings:

  • Leo
    • Testing Linux Mint 19.1 Beta in a VM and on my main desktop
  • Joe
    • Setting up a car server entertainment system for upcoming road trip
      • Plex
      • Easytether
      • Mopidy?
      • Which device to use
    • New keyboard
      • Odd shaped keys and extra keys
      • What to script to the extra keys
    • Lg hbs 810 headset soldering,  
      • Why i like it and the pitfalls.
  • Tony Watts
    • Looking at DD-WRT and Open WRT install on TP Link AC1200 following DNS settings disappearing in proprietary firmware settings
    • SSD upgrades for podcasting machine and family computer
  • Tony Hughes
    • Playing with Mint 19.1 beta, both in Virtualbox and on a Dell E6220 No major issues but no major improvements unless it’s background stuff.
    • Pricing up an Entroware Desktop system that I’m thinking of buying in the new year. I’ve not had a NEW, new system for over 15 years and just came into a little money and fancy something to last at least the next 5-10 years.
    • Buying used laptops at my local computer auction for a friend so her son can have a newer laptop for Christmas. This is where I get most of my PC’s and Laptops.
    • Also playing with MX 17.1 32 bit in VB and it will run with 256mb Ram, although as the test was on an i5 laptop not quite a true test so I may install the 18beta on a Lenovo X61s dual core to see how it plays with 10+ year old hardware.  
    • At the LUG Yesterday I helped a member install windows 10 onto a Dell optiplex 7010 so he can write a magazine article on using the Pi as a Steam link controller.
  • Moss
    • Raspberry Pi 1 is a Gateway Drug.
    • Computer was not working right. Turned out, Mullvad did not automatically recognize my laptop on wifi, but works properly with Ethernet. This is a setup issue, not a Mullvad issue.
    • My Fire cover came in, it’s not that nice (poor fit, and plastic is not gel).
    • And the Uber app “required” me to upgrade my phone. I had trouble with a refurb X4, am waiting for the replacement.

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mintCast 297 PI in the sky – Edited

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Bi-Weekly Wanderings:

  • Leo
    • Played with OSMC at Tony Hughes’ recommendation.
    • Digging through Snap, Flatpak and AppImages
  • Tony W
    • SSDs, Google home mini + chromecast, chromecast audio, stuff for the pi
    • Played with pi zero with limited success (more on that later)
    • Richard Thompson concert
  • Joe
    • Started playing Skyrim again along with purchasing Fallout 4.
    • Tried to get them to play under Linux but severe audio and lockup issues. More tinkering required
    • Trying out Cairo toolbar in mint
  • Tony H
    • For the first time I’ve been playing with OBS to record my screen so I can make video tutorials of how to use some of the software I use
    • I’ve also been continuing to play with the Raspberry Pi 3B and run Ubuntu Maté
    • I ordered and received a new mic boom and pop filter and set that up, to improve the quality we can achieve.
    • Installed Mint 19 on a spare Dell E6220 i5 with 4Gig Ram
  • Moss
    • Added LMDE 3 to sda4 and LM 19 Cinnamon to sda6 + Peppermint Oil
    • Lots of little purchases to make the Pi work. Almost done
    • Still trying to get an orange cover for my Fire tablet
    • Working with Nova launcher

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