Hello and welcome to the first episode to be released on schedule in quite some time! It looks like our contest to award a Beaglebone Black to some lucky listener is going well. Make sure to get your entries in before 10:00pm Central on June 16th, either by becoming a member or completing the thought “I deserve a Beaglebone Black because…” on our voice line at 1-909-LHS-SHOW (547-7469). The drawing will be held during our live recording of Episode #109 on June 18th.
In this installment, your hosts travel the world of Linux and Ham Radio, discussing the latest release of ArchLinux, hurricane and disaster preparedness, the free-software Mumble project, computers in education and more. We even have voice feed back from Lord D, addressing a philosophical topic discussed in Episode #101. Sit down with a drink and get comfortable. This episode will make you think–we hope.
Russ finds out that people don’t like the “how are you” start to the show, while Pete uncharacteristically says “ya’ll”.
Linux in the Ham Shack is having a contest! We will be giving away a Beaglebone Black. (http://www.digikey.com/product-highlights/us/en/texas-instruments-beagleboard/685#beagleboneNext) If you are currently a subscriber at the monthly or yearly levels, you are already entered and need not do a thing. If you are not a subscriber, you have 2 choices: #1 is you become a subscriber at the monthly or yearly rate or, #2 is you can call the LHS voice line (1-909-547-7469) and complete this thought: “I deserve a Beaglebone Black because…” Your answers can be as serious or ludicrous as you like. Please include a call sign, if you have one, and an e-mail address or phone number in your voice mail so we can let you know if you’ve won and find out where to ship your snazzy new Beaglebone Black. All entries must be received by 10:00pm Central Time on June 16th. The drawing will be done during the live recording of episode #109 on June 18th. Good luck!
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Linux in the Ham Shack has a most famous listener: Adam Curry, the Podfather himself. His ham radio call sign is KF5SLN, and this is the coolest thing that has ever happened to LHS. He does the No Agenda podcast with John C. Dvorak.
The guys reminisce about Dayton Hamvention 2013. A big thanks go to all who stopped by the LHS booth. A big thank you goes to the mystery Robin Hood who robbed his wallet to give to the poor podcasters from Linux in the Ham Shack. There was a raffle for a Pignology Piglet from Sierra Radio Systems. Russ got the piglet at a reduced price and gave it away. Thanks go to George (KJ6VU) and Nick (N3WG) for the reduced price and for other work that they have done for Linux in the Ham Shack.
Interview with Daniel Thau, lead developer of Bedrock Linux
This is the first episode to be recorded since Hamvention back in mid-May. Russ gives his thoughts on the event and tells everyone about the contest that was held there, and also the new one that is being held for all of our listeners. Please get your entries in. You don’t want to miss out on winning a Beaglebone Black! An interesting new Linux project that Russ heard about, called Bedrock Linux, came to his attention at Hamvention. The hosts interview the lead developer in the main segment of the program. On top of that, they discuss topics from milk shakes to retirement, announce the show’s most famous listener to date and bring back The Badger. You don’t want to miss any of this goodness.