mintCast 296 VPN and PI

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Bi-Weekly Wanderings:

  • Leo
    • Setting up PiVPN and Pi-Hole on Pi’s and migrating them to a full Ubuntu VM.
    • Testing out K/Ubuntu 18.10.
    • Solus broke for me, gamingwise.
  • Tony H
    • Using a USB sound card so I could use my headset with integrated microphone on my Toshiba z30 with only a combined audio jack, while on the road last week. Worked flawlessly during the mumble discussion
    • Playing with OSMC on raspberry pi
    • flashing up my Motorola lapdock more on that later.
  • Tony W
    • Tinkering with Plex, Kodi for Xbox One, bulk file renamer (built into Caja, Thunar)
    • Procured a Pi Zero
  • Moss
    • USB Sticks – color-coded distros for helpful installations
    • Continued playing with OpenMandriva 3.03. Had a glitch in GRUB after kernel upgrade, fixed it.
    • Tried Rosa, it locked stuff on my computer, had to install something else on that partition to fix it. Will wait for OM4 and install that.
    • Received a Raspberry Pi 1 with clear case from Joe.
    • Got a cover for my Fire tablet we talked about, another gift from the mintCast crew.
  • Bo
    • Jack audio setup podcast studio
    • Linux servers never die
  • Joe
    • More work on youtube-dl and sshfs
  • David
    • Working on kidsbizclub.org

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mintCast 295 – Linux on Mobile

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Bi-Weekly Wanderings:

  • Tony H
    • Playing with Audacity, and putting some of the tutorial that Rob did after the last recording on editing the show audio, into practice.
    • Installed and had a little play with LMDE in a VirtualBox machine.
    • Pulling a couple of very old laptops apart for the spares
    • Tinkering with Lenovo X200 tablet with Mint 19 Mate.
  • Moss
    • I installed Ubuntu Studio 18.10, got tired of how XFCE works and put MATE on it. Happy now.
    • My wife had a problem with her Ubuntu MATE 16.04 installation. Easiest way to fix it was with LM19
    • I downloaded the latest versions of OpenMandrivaLx 3.03 and Mageia 6. Mageia 6 refused to install, with a very clunky installation process.
    • Looking at OpenMandriva installation disk, the first few screens act like my laptop and tv are halves of the same monitor
    • OpenMandriva can write to my printer without a driver download and with only a few mouse clicks.
  • Leo
    • Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2. Bootloader seems like it’s locked or is just really good at ignoring me
    • Moving Plex from OpenMediaVault to its own VM. Trying out the snap.
    • Playing with my Yeti to get better audio quality.
  • Tony Watts
    • Lots of tinkering with Linux mobile OS, the Nexus 5 and LG Urbane smartwatch
    • Met somebody moderately famous playing acoustic “gig” at Mexican restaurant
  • Joe
    • Playing with Libresonic and Plex to change how i see my podcasts
    • Youtube-dl used for some that are only on youtube

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mintCast 294 – Linux Gaming is Alive Again!

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Bi-weekly Wanderings:

  • Isaac
    • Worked on getting several Linux Mint tickets issues closed
    • Had a PR accepted for Linux Mint
    • Been playing with Visual Studio Code and Vue.js
    • Dumped Ting and started back with T-mobile
  • Rob
    • Getting DDO running under Steam on Linux
    • Got ncdu installed based on a listener’s suggestion…thanks!
    • Updated the Podcasting box from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3
  • Joe
    • Proton playing the Batman Arkham games
    • Paprefs setup and issues
    • Why would i want to
    • Linux Mint VM on Windows tablet
  • Tony W
    • Mint 19 recording/podcast machine build
    • KDE Neon in place update went smoothly
    • Flashed Lineage OS on a couple of devices, saw performance improvement on both over stock
  • Leo
    • Lutris and DXVK setup on Mint
    • Fiddling with LMDE and sore spots with Audacity
    • New audio hardware (boom arm, shock mount)
  • Moss
    • Fiddling with my partitions, grub repair
    • VPN issues
    • Rant on monthly costs, and why Mullvad
    • Temporary issues with Mullvad LOL

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mintCast 293 – LMDE 3 and new hosts

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Bi-weekly Wanderings:

  • Isaac has been playing with Sonic Pi and working with the Raspberry Pi.
  • Rob has been working with Bash
    • alias dus=’f(){ du -h -d 1 “$@” | sort -h; unset -f f; }; f’

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mintCast 292 – Mint and podcast news

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Bi-weekly Wanderings:

  • Isaac’s been trying to help out more with Linux Mint development.
  • Rob’s been a world traveler.

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mintCast 290 – BSD

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