The Tech Shed Podcast Episode 05, The Slight Return

We give a quick update as to what's been going on and why we've been off the air.

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    A quick update as to what has happened and why we have been off air:

    0:26 | Introduction

    We update you on what’s been going on and why there hasn’t been an episode since mid-November last year, which was our Oggcamp Special we recorded at the event. We did record another Studio show after in late November however the audio quality on both ends of the recording wasn’t great and it took poor Jon a couple of weeks to make not alot of progress cleaning it up. In the end we called it lost and then tried to record another Outside Broadcast episode as a Christmas/End of Year Special however we couldn’t find a suitable location to record in.

    With the start of the New Year Jon and Olly ran into real life problems which they both had to deal with, you can read Olly’s blog for a bit more detail on his side.  This isn’t a full show unfortunately, more just a quick message to say sorry we’ve not been around and to confirm that we are coming back just need to get things in order to give the show 100%.

    6:46 | Tech Goings On

    Quite a bit has gone on since our last show in the world of tech which would have been good talking points namely:

    11:29 | Outro

    Concluding the show we would like to thank everyone for their support and ask you to keep the faith and be patient, we will be back hopefully in the near future with a regular show once again.

     

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    We know it’s been awhile since we last published an episode so we thought we just let you know we are still here, we haven’t fallen off the edge of a cliff or been washed away (although it was pretty close) during in the Festive Flooding we experienced in the North of England.

    Jon & Olly have had a break over Christmas and New Year with various family commitments, but they are back now refreshed and ready to go and they hope to bring you a new episode very soon.

    The Tech Shed Podcast Episode 04, The Oggcamp Hangover Special

    Our live episode recorded at Oggcamp 15 on Sunday the 1st November in which the guys have a quick review of the event and discuss some of events happening in the news. We give a quick update on the show's infrastructure.

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    A shorter than normal special show, Olly and Jon got together at OggCamp to record in person:

    0:26 | Introduction

    1:53 | OggCamp rundown 

    We talk about the various goings on at this years OggCamp chatting about the various exhibitors, talks and fun things going on.

    25:55 | News

    Short discussion around the recent compromises at Talk Talk and Vodafone

    32:20 | Outro

    Concluding the show with a little feedback and whats going on with the show and its infrastructure.

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    The Tech Shed Podcast Episode 03, Emissions.. What Emissions?

    Welcome to our third offering, in this one we go through all the latest goings on in Tech since last time, and it's been an eventful month so it's jam packed. We talk a little bit about what we've been upto since the first show and we discuss other hot topics in Tech and go through your Feedback.

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    00:26 | Introduction

    Olly – Hasn’t been up to much recently, he has decided to give Facebook another try as it is now clearly evident that Google + is on the slide. He has been providing some networking advice to the Organisers of Blackpool Makerspace as they get ready to open their space for the Make:Shift:Do Open Day. Also attended Barcamp Manchester at the end of September.

    Jon – Bugger all really, just a bit of a meander over the sea to a small event Linux Con Europe in Ireland, talked about one of the keynote presentations by Sean Gourley – “Man vs. Machine: High frequency trading and the Rise of the Algorithm” a previous incarnation as a TED talk can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V43a-KxLFcg well worth a watch.

    18:38 | On The Bench

    • Sarah Sharp makes it official, she’s left the kernel development community due to the toxic atmosphere of the mailing list and other Kernel Dev communication medium. It’s a sad day, does there need to be a change in attitudes within Open Source Development. http://sarah.thesharps.us/2015/10/05/closing-a-door/
    • Matt Garrett has also been of a similar mind to Sarah as he annouced on his Blog during LinuxCon that he had forked the Kernel with the intention of developing his power management modules with his own fork. http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/38136.html
    • Volkswagen F**k up – Honda, Mitsubishi and Mercedes also…. of the 50 odd car manufacturers tested only 5 have actually passed, no names mentioned so far though.

    1:16:15 | Under The Drill

    Here we talk about a recently successful Indiegogo project Mycroft, a home automation or IoT hub which runs on the Raspberry Pi, and how it has been moved into the “In Demand” area of Indiegogo where people who didn’t originally back the project can now pre-order devices.  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mycroft-open-source-artificial-intelligence#/

    Preston Hackspace are having another meeting, their 5th on 10th November 2015 at a new venue University of Central Lancashire Computing Block, Room CM101, Computing and Technology Building – UCLAN. Preston, Lancashire GB https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preston-hackspace-meetup-tickets-18694292131 and there will be on in December on the 15th https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preston-hackspace-meetup-tickets-18694301158

    Also a Quick reminder it’s Oggcamp on 29th November and 1st November and there are still tickets available http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oggcamp15-tickets-17905034440   Also we’d just like to take the opportunity to wish one of the organisers Dan Lynch a speedy recovery as he’s not been well of late, “Get Well Soon Mate”

    1:22:30 | In The Vice

    Women in tech, here we discuss the constantly present subject of the lack of Women in tech and the current approach toward improving the situation. Are we right or wrong? Let us know your thoughts on the subject.

    1:38:40 | The Nail & Screw Tin

    How do you change permissions of many files at once in a Command Line Interface on Unix alike systems, the answer by using a combination of find and chmod in this example we’re going to find all files in the /home/user/demo directory with the permissions 777 and pipe them into chmod to change the permissions to 755, the command is: find /home/user/demo -type f -perm 777 -print -exec chmod 755 {} \;

    If you are a code builder and run tests through a continuous integration tool which are constantly failing, you need to look at https://github.com/auchenberg/volkswagen to ensure they pass every time

    1:42:00 | Knock At The Door

    Tom Sparrow has publish his App for the Show on UApp “+The Tech Shed Podcast +Oliver Clark +Jon Archer Hi fellas, just published the tech shed web app for ubuntu touch, it’s nothing fancy, just a link really, but it plays well from your website, let me know if you get an icon (256×256) and I will replace my one with it. I will send you the link when it comes up on uapp explorer. Thanks for the great show.https://uappexplorer.com/app/thetechshed.sones

    Thomas Heine left us some feedback on Google + “Listened to +The Tech Shed Podcast​ Episode 2 by +Oliver Clark​ and +Jon Archer​ and fuqyes I have been mentioned. However, of course I appreciate the +Flattr​ option and will add you. Great work deserves support! Guys, I guess you should tweak again a bit on the volume levels, as Jon sometimes is very silent, but it is way better than in EP1. Good job, keep it up!

    Also Thank You to Thomas for Flattring us aswell

    Big thank you to Tim Gibbon (@tommybobbins on the internet) for donating to the show.

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    The Tech Shed Podcast Episode 02, Android Humbug

    Welcome to our second offering, in this one we go through all the latest goings on in Tech since last time, and it's been an eventful month so it's jam packed. We talk alittle bit about what we've been upto since the first show and we discuss another hot topic in Tech and we go through your Feedback.

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    00:26 | Introduction

    Olly – Noticed after the last recording that his voice was on both channels of the recording, which had become evident when he was editing some more audio for the show. After further investigation he narrowed it down to the audio interface card returning his audio back to the mixer on the output. The Behringer U-Phono UFO202 which he was using is designed for transferring analogue recordings to digital so is design to monitor the input directly to the output connections, the fix was to purchase the Behringer UCA 222 audio interface card which is a more general interface card and has a monitor switch on it, now the audio setup is all good. This makes life easier if we ever needed to use just one end of a recording through failure or error so it was worth while fixing now.

    After more problems with the LG Nexus 4 crashing and corrupting itself while upgrading apps (had to log back in with his Google account to restore a backup) he decided to take advantage of being out of contract with his current carrier to get a new phone and better contract. After alot of research he ended up going full circle and deciding the best idea for what he wanted was to get a phone with vanilla Android on it. So it then came down to a choice between getting a Nexus 5 as there are still a few places you can get them at a really good price but then he would run the risk of the phone being too under powered to run the newer versions of Android towards the end of it’s life (the problem he’d been having with the Nexus 4) or did he invest in the current Nexus model and be fairly confident the hardware will be able to cope for at least 2 years, however he wasn’t overly happy with the size of the phone. In the end he went with the Nexus 6, a full review later. After discussing the rolling out of the StageFright Patch on the last show, the Nexus 6 received 5.1.1 update to patch it, however the Motorola Moto G he uses for a business phone has yet to receive the update!!

    Jon – Editing hell from the last show, Audacity wasn’t really pleased with him only having 4Gb of RAM. Sorted that with a nice 16Gb upgrade.  Jon also purchased a compressor/noise gate/limiter and a microphone tube preamp also to improve things no end.  Jon also spent a lot of time building Nagios configurations, resulting in some really tasty Nagvis maps and dashboards, on the back of this he titivated the scripts he wrote for building Pi based digital wallboards and published them http://www.pi-wallboard.co.uk/.  Finally he bought a new car and a cheapy Chinese GPS tracker, review in the next episode.

    13:22 | On The Bench

    • Barclays to become the first major bank to accept Bitcoin for charitable donations.  It plans to allow people to make charity donations using the virtual currency by going into partnership with a ‘bitcoin exchange’.  Such spending platforms are essentially a way of allowing transactions to be carried out instantaneously without a bank acting as middleman. But not wanting to be left out and seeing its potential to lower infrastructure costs, Barclays has been experimenting with two bitcoin ‘labs’ in London and collaborating with start-ups.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3216246/Barclays-UK-high-street-bank-accept-bitcoin.html

    01:14:04 | In The Vice

    With the recent flurry of security exploits which have been reported in the media and the marketing hype which surrounds them, aka Heartbleed, Ghost and Stagefright. Is this good for business?

    Let us know your views on this either in the comment section below or by emailing us, see Knock At The Door segment for details.

    01:26:10 | The Nail & Screw Tin

    How do I find out my public IP address on the Linux, OS X and Unix command line to use with my own bash shell script without using third party web site? Type the following dig (domain information groper) command on a Linux, OS X, or Unix-like operating systems to see your own public IP address assigned by the ISP: dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com This one came courtesy of nixCraft http://www.cyberciti.biz/

    At a Command Line Interface either via a console or an emulator and you want to commit a command or variable to memory, use Control + U after the text and this will commit it to memory, to then retrieve it use Control + Y and it will insert the command and/or variable back at the command prompt.

    01:30:41 | Knock At The Door

    Tom Sparrow via G + “Listening to +The Tech Shed Podcast​ on my new Ubuntu app (not published). really enjoyed it, great work +Oliver Clark​ and +Jon Archer​, looking forward to many more.”

    Peter Cannon via G+ “Best of luck to two people I hope I can call “Friend” +Jon Archer & +Oliver Clark with their new podcast The Tech Shed if only it was actually recorded in a shed. Thanks for the reference to +The Dick Turpin Road Show guys although I’m not so sure we’re that great. :-D”

    Tim Gibbon ‏@TommyBobbins on Twitter Sep 2 “Cheers @ollyclarkdotorg, @JF_archer for the great 1st episode of @TheTechShedPod.”

    Becky Newborough ‏@bobobex on Twitter Aug 31 “Listening to episode one of The Tech Shed podcast (http://www.thetechshed.org/). Great work @JF_archer@ollyclarkdotorg :)”

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    The Tech Shed Podcast Episode 01, Up The Garden Path

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    Introduction

    Olly Clark – Used to present the Full Circle Podcast with other members of Blackpool LUG. He is a Tech Geek, his interests are Audio Equipment, Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware and Electronics. By day he owns his own business which provides IT services to Small Businesses and Startups, he live in Chorley, near Preston in the North West of the UK.

    Jon Archer – new to being a full time presenter of a show but avid listener of one or two. A full time geek at work and home. Some of you may have spoken to him at various tech events where he usually represents Fedora in my ambassadorial role. He’s into anything and everything open, source, data, standards, hardware, beer. Always tinkering, also from Lancashire.

    We’ve both presented podcasts and listened to plenty aswell purely based around Linux and Open Source Software we felt the paradigm had run it’s course (we spend most of the time preaching to the converted!!), we both wanted to move away from creating a new podcast talking just about them. We wanted to talk more broadly about Technology: from Home Brew and Consumer Electronics to more obscure uses of technology that you don’t hear talked about too often on podcasts and the general Tech Press. Of course there will still be a smattering of OSS, FOSS and Linux items from time to time as we both still actively participate in the those communities.

    So we aim to bring you news, opinions, reviews, tips and interviews from across the Tech spectrum, so we hope you’ll join us on this journey.

    On The Bench

    Under The Drill

    • Preston Hackspace meet Wed 19th August, 7pm The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP (apologies we fell short of our goal of getting this to you in time for you to attend this meeting, a write up of what took place at the meeting can be found on the website, for further meetings please check back with the site.) http://prestonhackspace.org.uk/  They Google Group referred to is here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/prestonhack it will be worth joining to keep up with the progress and you can also get an invite to join the Slack group to keep in touch with the members.

    In The Vice

    This video from John Stewart at Cisco talking about the worrying trends in the recently published Cisco MidYear Security Report got me thinking about the trends I’ve noticed in the last 5 or 6 years in relation to a “Skills Gap” in the Technology Sector, what are the problems we face bringing people into the industries/communities? What can we do to bring more people in?

    The Nail and Screw Tin

    • Has it happened to you – you’re troubleshooting a powered-on board with your multimeter and the probe slips… ZAP! Noooo! Burnt components and smoke!! Use the heatshrink tubing in your parts bin to insulate everything but the tip of your meter probes. Unless you’re pushing your probes into electrical outlets there’s really no reason for that much metal to be exposed. This won’t prevent every probe slip accident but it will surely reduce them. A small investment of your time beats tracing which parts you destroyed and then trying to source replacements.
    • sudo !! : Forgot to run a command with sudo? You need not re-write the whole command, just type sudo !! and the last command will run with sudo.

     

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