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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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 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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