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The Opinion Dominion

65 EpisodesProduced by JT PenningtonWebsite

Two old Linux/Unix/OpenSource guys talk about the past and future of *nix, Open Source and other Tech related things.

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Episode 64: Privacy on the internet: Then vs Now

November 28th, 2022

46:24

Jeff and JT discuss some of the differences between attitudes towards privacy online over time.

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Episode 63: What's a professional?

November 14th, 2022

41:05

Jt asks Jeff what a professional is.

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Episode 62: One does not simply become a manager

November 7th, 2022

45:37

Jeff ponders how someone makes the move into Management.

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Episode 60: Why do Designers ruin everything?

April 4th, 2022

1:07:24

JT asks Jeff why it is that Designers want to ruin everything.

Links
  • Hagerty's Video about the Mk8 VW GTI:

Episode 59: Tech that has failed vs tech that hasnt

March 14th, 2022

1:17:53

JT talks about Tech he wishes didnt fail while Jeff talks about "tech" he wishes had.

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Episode 58: Open Source Software's Consumer Protection Problem

March 7th, 2022

1:15:55

JT asks Jeff if its a good thing that there's no consumer protections for software.

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Episode 57: Does the Desktop need to be reimagined?

February 21st, 2022

1:10:00

Jeff and JT discuss how some people really want to redesign the Linux Desktop Paradigm.

Links

An example of the Android Spacing Issue JT raised: https://twitter.com/q5sys/status/1232094851031687168

Give us your …

Episode 56: Jeff Defends the honor of Microsoft and NFTs

February 14th, 2022

1:07:56

JT asks Jeff for his thoughts on Microsoft buying more game studios and as usual the conversation goes sideways

Links
  • Playstation Linux :

Episode 55: Exploiting Log4j to rant about Management

January 10th, 2022

1:06:26

https://github.com/starship/starship

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Our …

Episode 54: Pondering Nvidia's ARMs

December 27th, 2021

1:01:55

Jeff and JT discuss the Nvidia/ARM deal and then go wildly off topic.

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Episode 53: Jeff's Ponderings on File Retention

November 22nd, 2021

56:26

Jeff asks JT about file retention strategies and then we go down rabbitholes.

Links

Feedback: https://github.com/suorcd/public-screenshot

Give us …

Episode 52: Exposing a flaw in trusting Digital Evidence

November 15th, 2021

50:40

A guest comes on to talk about a flaw that exists in the trust of Digital Evidence.

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Episode 51: Everybody wants to talk about Jeff's Brain

November 1st, 2021

1:19:42

Jeff and JT go over the feedback about the episode on Jeff's attention budget.

Links
  • Vicky's Link:

Episode 50: Open Source Software projects we wish existed

October 25th, 2021

1:02:47

Jeff and JT discuss software projects they wish existed.

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Episode 49: Jeff's Attention Budget

September 13th, 2021

54:14

Jeff asks JT about how he manages his attention budget, and JT is confused by what this is.

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Episode 48: The Digital Memory Hole Decade

September 6th, 2021

54:10

Jeff and JT discuss an era of the early digital world, that has been lost to time.

Links

Archive Box : https://archivebox.io

Give us your thoughts...

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Episode 47: Jeff doesn't ask for much... just Everything... and Temporal Data for Everything.

August 23rd, 2021

1:03:25

Jeff raises the issue of the temporal nature of data and why that annoys him.

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Episode 46: Discussing Imposter Syndome

August 16th, 2021

43:14

Jeff and JT discuss various aspects of the industry wide Imposter Syndrome Problem.

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Episode 45: The Herbert Problem

August 2nd, 2021

52:22

Jeff and JT vents about people he has worked with in the past in his IT career.

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Episode 44: 1 Year AMA

July 26th, 2021

1:44:51

Jeff and JT do an AMA to commemerate 1 Calendar year of TOD.

Links

Playlist about JT's House: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLKCd6WyCApvs-Ew51zQg8ismdk72mJNU

Give us your thoughts...

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Episode 43: Digging into the depths of Cryptocurrency Development

July 12th, 2021

2:21:26

Jeff and JT are joined this week by Michael Carter, aka BitsBeTrippin to talk about Cryptocurrency development. Carter is a long time Crypto enthusiast and has been producing crypto realted content for approaching a …

Episode 42: The view into the Linspire Saga

July 5th, 2021

1:08:53

Jeff and JT have a guest this week to talk about Jeff's favorite topic... Linspire. Chris Waid of Think Penguin comes on the show to talk about his experience at Linspire.

Give us your thoughts...

Feedback can be …

Episode 41: Jeff can't get Doom running

June 28th, 2021

1:00:43

Jeff and JT discuss their Southeast Linuxfest 2021 Retro Linux Ragchew stream where Jeff was unable to get Doom running.

Links

Retro Linux Ragchew 2 : Failing to run Doom on Red Hat Linux v1.1 : Southeast Linuxfest …

Episode 40: The Plight of Early Adopters

May 10th, 2021

50:20

JT tries to have a conversation about the troubles Early Adopters Face... and Jeff wants to go off in tangents... as he does.

Links

Starlink Sat Map:
https://satellitemap.space

Give us your thoughts...

Feedback can …

Episode 39: Is Technology recreating Feudalism?

May 3rd, 2021

53:12

Jeff and JT discuss the parallels between the middle age colonialism and the modern digital era.

Links

That tweet:

Episode 38: Old Games are better than new games.

April 26th, 2021

1:04:43

Jeff and JT discuss why they prefer old games compared to new games

Episode 37: Is Open Source a philosophy for Life?

April 19th, 2021

1:50:11

Keith Perry of DAO Technologies joins Jeff and JT to discuss Open Source being a general philosophy for life.

Links

Keith's OpenSource Voices …

Episode 36: The Dangers of Deplatforming with Dr. Andy Yen

April 12th, 2021

53:46

Dr Andy Yen, the Founder and CEO of Proton Technologies, joins us today to talk about the matter of Big Tech Deplatforming.

LinkedIn:

Episode 35: Reflections on Social Engineering of Big Data

April 5th, 2021

1:01:46

JT and Jeff return to the issue of algorithms and openness.

Episode 34: Viral FUD about Linux

March 29th, 2021

54:37

Jeff and JT talk about why some companies are scared to use Linux.

Links

Charlie Reisinger Interview on Open Source Voices:
https://www.opensourcevoices.org/4

SuperMicro:

Episode 33: Open Source Martian Robots... also Potatoes

March 22nd, 2021

50:41

Jeff and JT talk about Open Source Software used in the Martian Robots... and then as usual... go wildly off topic.

Links

SELinux https://selinuxproject.org/page/Main_Page
FIPS:

Episode 30: The Hubris of Tech People

March 1st, 2021

52:24

JT asks Jeff for his thoughts on why so many Tech people think they're experts in every other field.

Links

The Bucket Shot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r25IWquxe9s

Episode 28: A wild Chris Fisher appears... for an interview.

February 15th, 2021

49:53

Chris Fisher of Jupiter Broadcasting joins Jeff and JT to talk about Podcasting and how it's changed over the past decade.

Check Chris' bio for links to where to get all the information about the content he makes.

Episode 27: Apple Takedown: Part 2

February 8th, 2021

50:50

JT and Jeff continue the "The Apple Conversation".

More grimey crap from Apple:

Episode 26: Apple Takedown: Part 1

February 1st, 2021

48:17

JT and Jeff finally get into "The Apple Conversation".

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt [at] minddripmedia.com
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Episode 25: What if RedHat goes Rogue?

January 25th, 2021

1:00:36

JT raises a concern he has over Red Hat's future and what it means for the rest of Open Source and Linux Community.

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Episode 24: Is Javascript is an alien plot to destroy humanity?

January 18th, 2021

46:02

JT and Jeff discuss the future of humanity and the threats that JavaScript poses for us.

Links:
https://nodejs.dev/learn/nodejs-accept-arguments-from-the-command-line/

Steps to reproduce Ulfnic' example:

sudo apt …

Episode 23: Jeff vs VMware... Round 1

January 11th, 2021

39:07

Jeff thinks VMware has lost their mind over the way they have licensed a product of theres. JT gives his thoughts, and we go over a few pieces of feedback.

Links

Links to vsphere code:

Episode 22: Community Feedback! Part Deux

January 4th, 2021

42:37

Jeff and JT cover more community feedback.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt [at] minddripmedia.com
Our Telegram channel is here:

Episode 21: Listeners give us their two cents on CentOS

December 28th, 2020

38:27

JT and Jeff go over the community feedback about our RedHat/CentOS episode.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt [at] minddripmedia.com

Episode 20: Home is where homed is

December 21st, 2020

53:40

Jeff finally hears about the latest project Lennart is working on, homed, and decides he doesn't like it. JT, as always, disagrees with Jeff.

Links

Youtube Video about homed:
https://youtu.be/ZYOHvzv2T64

Article …

Episode 19: RedHat... i am disappoint.

December 12th, 2020

1:24:06

JT and Jeff discuss the recent CentOS Linux 8 drama.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt [at] minddripmedia.com
Our Telegram channel is …

Episode 18: The Dev/User Relationship

December 7th, 2020

43:10

Jt and Jeff talk about the Developer/User Relationship, bad examples of such, and how it can be better.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to …

Episode 17: The Unix Philosophy

November 30th, 2020

40:41

Jeff and JT discuss what they like about the Unix Philosophy.

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Episode 16: Does Openness of AI Algorithms matter?

November 23rd, 2020

37:34

JT and Jeff dig deeper into the Open discussion this time focused on AI... and then go wildly off topic.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly …

Episode 15: Unlicensed Listener Feedback

November 16th, 2020

45:22

Jeff & JT finally get to listener feedback and end up debating the merits and proper boundaries of copyright protection, intellectual property, and their value to a productive society.

Feedback can be sent using …

Episode 14: Should Algorithms be Free and Open?

November 9th, 2020

40:55

JT postulates to Jeff that the algorithms that feed us data from internet sites should be open just like what we expect from every other piece of …

Episode 13: One does not simply learn linux

October 19th, 2020

33:16

Jeff asks the question about how one "Gets Gud" at linux... and as usual... the conversation goes off in a tangent.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing …

Episode 12: AI KillBots in the Sky are not a problem, journalists are the problem.

October 5th, 2020

27:43

JT gives a perfect example of the pathetic state of Tech Journalism using AI Killbots from the sky.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt …

Episode 11: LUGs in the Time of Corona

September 28th, 2020

34:18

Jeff and JT are back after some emergency home repair, to talk about LUGs in the time of Covid-19.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt …

Episode 10: What's in a name?

August 31st, 2020

32:11

To quote Shakespeare, What's in a Name? The answer... when it comes to Linux release names... quite a lot.
JT quizzes Jeff on his Release Name …

Episode 9: Your Distro doesn't suck

August 24th, 2020

25:13

Jeff and JT talk about everyone's other favorite argument... How your distro sucks.

Whatever your stance, Distro discussions can be a hot issue in the Linux world.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form …

Episode 8: Begun... the License Wars have

August 17th, 2020

31:28

Jeff and JT talk about everyone's favorite issue... FOSS Licensing. JT goes into detail about one concern he has for the future of Software …

Episode 7: Much ado about Thumbnails

August 10th, 2020

29:28

Jeff listens to JT rant about Thumbnails in Linux Desktop Environments and gives his thoughts.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt [at] …

Episode 6: Kernel Compiling

August 3rd, 2020

29:36

Jeff and JT talk about the first time they compiled their kernels, and Jeff reflects back on how it used to be an achievement.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or …

Episode 5: Jeff isnt inspired by Linspire

July 27th, 2020

30:12

Jeff opens up about his love/hate relationship with Linspire.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt [at] minddripmedia.com
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Episode 4: Building Computers in ye olden days

July 20th, 2020

25:53

Jeff and JT talk about building computers back in the days before the internet, or at least that's what Jeff thought this episode would be about.

Episode 3: Zealotry is bad mkay

July 14th, 2020

26:57

Jeff and JT talk about Zealotry in the Open Source Community, also JT promises never to make an init system.

Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing …

Episode 2: Audio Trials

July 6th, 2020

20:50

Jeff and JT talk about audio on Linux back in the day

Links:
Pulse Audio Diagram:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pulseaudio-diagram.svg

Episode 1: Retro Linux Ragchew Reflections

June 30th, 2020

15:02

This is a short episode as a quick reflection where Jeff an JT reflect on their Ragchew during SELF and talk about old hardware and software.
Youtube …

Episode 0: Bootstrapping Opinions

June 25th, 2020

28:46

A short introduction to who we are and what our goals are for this podcast.
Feedback can be sent using the fireside contact form at the bottom of the podcast page, or by emailing directly to jt [at] minddripmedia.com

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