User Error

27 EpisodesProduced by Jupiter BroadcastingWebsite

A show about life, Linux, the universe, and everything in between.

episodes iconAll Episodes

Episode 74: Splitting Fun and Profit

September 13th, 2019


It's another #AskError episode. The finances of social situations and FOSS projects, automated vehicles, and ways to cheer up.

Plus bad language, and being late.

Check out Linux Headlines and Self Hosted

00:01:22 …

Episode 73: Stealing the Top Bunk

August 30th, 2019


Another #AskError special. Sleeping arrangements, hypothetical distro infrastructure, and IT milestones.

Plus bad habits, frugality, and breaking the law.

You can listen to an outtake from this show on Jupiter Extras

Episode 72: Sliding Politics

August 16th, 2019


Dealing with users who hate change, dumb phones, and different approaches to social media consumption.

Plus infidelity, the state of the world, and consequences of small decisions.

00:00:16 #AskError: Do you read …

Episode 71: Duvets Are Not Tech

August 2nd, 2019


It's another #AskError special! Sleep tech, missing apps on Linux, a deep question, and much more.

00:00:36 What sleep tech do you use?
00:07:59 What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
00:13:30 …

Episode 70: Old and Insecure

July 19th, 2019


Whether Linux is inherently secure, the next phase of online interaction, and wasting our free time.

Plus where to focus your contributions, and a tricky hypothetical question.

00:00:53 Without security through …

Episode 69: Partner Password Policy

July 5th, 2019


How many users distros actually have, automating our homes, and the importance of common views and interests with our partners.

Plus Popey discovers a new way to annoy Joe, and sharing passwords with loved ones.

Episode 68: Delete Your Community

June 21st, 2019


Two #AskError specials in a row! Advice for our younger selves, leaving communities, our listening habits, and hoarding.

Plus the most serious question that’s ever been asked on the show, and more.

00:00:42 What's …

Episode 67: Mind the Apps

June 8th, 2019


It's another #AskError special. Meditation and mindfulness, friends making obvious mistakes, and AppImage popularity.

Plus cashless society, and …

Episode 66: Cross Desktop

May 25th, 2019


Linux desktop standards, how the Web has changed over the years, and the ethics of space exploration.

Plus what to do if you see a crime, and the things we hate the most.

00:00:12 Free Desktop
00:12:43 …

Episode 65: Dungeons and Distros

May 10th, 2019


What it takes to make a proper distro, how we send emails, and the constant quest for knowledge.

Plus D&D, and April Fools annoyances.

00:01:00 …

Episode 64: Abandoned Support

April 26th, 2019


Why Linux doesn't just work on all hardware, criticism of your field, and the ethics of acquiring old software.

Plus venturing outside, and how we …

Episode 63: Linux Without Borders

April 12th, 2019


Where bad feeling and rivalry in the FOSS world actually originates, what we should be teaching our kids, and the violence that underlies everything …

Episode 62: Emergency Condiments

March 29th, 2019


What attracted us to Linux in the first place, planning for when tech goes away, and why we aren't surrounded by alien life.

Plus a difficult …

Episode 61: Faith in Microsoft

March 15th, 2019


Maybe it's finally time to cut Microsoft some slack, the pace of technological change, and what a couple of common terms actually mean.

Plus Joe …

Episode 60: Disturbing Messages

March 1st, 2019


How to deal with Internet drama in the Linux world, the rise of live streaming, and disturbing people with messages and calls.

Plus preparing for end times, and the best moment of Joe's life.

00:00:25 #AskError: …

Episode 59: Data Conspiracy RISC

February 15th, 2019


Is the great hope for open hardware actually going to materialize or is RISC-V just hype? Are some conspiracy theories worth more than just passing disdain?

Plus hoarding all your own tracking data, and some great …

Episode 58: Stranger Distro Danger

February 1st, 2019


New JB team member Ell joins us to discuss e-waste, the motivations for our distro choices, and letting children out of your sight.

Plus some solid …

Episode 57: Free To Succeed?

January 18th, 2019


Is the decision to listen to this really up to you, or is it predetermined by chemistry and physics? Can mobile Linux ever succeed beyond a small niche?

Plus hoarding physical media, terrible books, and extreme weather.

Episode 56: A Good Walled Garden

January 4th, 2019


Android vs iOS, turning users into contributors, and good vs bad in the world.

00:00:29 #AskError: What Linux-related opinion makes you completely disregard anything that person says?
00:03:10 iOS vs Android

Episode 55: Great News, We Lied

December 21st, 2018


Whether new users have to suffer the pain of the command line, lying about Santa, and the best tech news of 2018.

Plus we learn whether Dan is a hipster, and more.

00:00:40 #AskError: What will self-driving cars be …

Episode 54: Backup to the Moon

December 7th, 2018


It's another #AskError special! Getting normals to do backups, should we stop making distros, ridiculous pipe dreams, and more.

00:01:08 How do …

Episode 53: Deconstructed Dialog

November 23rd, 2018


There's something almost intangible about the way Linux presents itself and Popey tries to explain it, the balance between living for the moment and planning for the future, and doing it wrong with social media.

Plus …

Episode 52: Little Packages of Joy

November 9th, 2018


What's the best strategy when it comes to desktop Linux applications? We look at both ends of the spectrum, and wonder how much big tech companies …

Episode 51: Universal Basic Disruption

October 26th, 2018


It’s a special all #AskError episode! A hypothetical Linux world, the future of welfare, tech disruption, and terrible email addresses.

Plus Distrowatch rankings, and a crucial seasonal question.

00:00:32 Spoopy …

Episode 50: Understand The Hype

October 12th, 2018


It seems to be all about Plasma these days so we want to know if the hype is justified. We have a couple of great #AskError questions, and wonder whether we are heading for a tech dystopia.

Plus the heaviest of all …

Episode 49: Not Dead Yet

September 28th, 2018


Chris joins us to talk about his recent brush with death, we wonder how Linux on Windows is affecting bare metal adoption, we wish phones weren’t so big and stupid, and a great #AskError.

00:00:22 AskError: What's …

Episode 48: Living The Dream

September 14th, 2018


User Error is back with a new set of hosts! We answer some #AskError questions and talk about whether the Linux desktop will ever make money.

Plus we wonder if dockless bike sharing is a good idea and whether travel …

Loading ...

Listen to User Error


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens