LHS Show Notes #037


  • Texas LinuxFest is Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Marchesa Event Center in Austin, Texas.
  • OGGCamp will take place at The Black-E in Liverpool on the 1st and 2nd of May.
  • The 2010 Southeast LinuxFest is set for June 12-13 at the Marriott at Renaissance Park hotel in Spartanburg, SC.
  • Due to problems with the existing service provider, the LHS website has moved to lhspodcast.info.
  • iTunes will be okay, but all other RSS feeds will need to update as the content is moved.
  • The new email address is info@lhspodcast.info. Messages will go to both Russ and Richard.
  • The last four episodes are in the RSS feed, but older episodes are unavailable at the moment. They will be there eventually.
  • Russ is working on making all the episodes available via BitTorrent.
  • Look for Richard at Texas Linux Fest on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Marchesa Event Center in Austin, Texas.
  • Russ and Richard will be at the 2010 Dayton Hamvention, May 14-16, in booth 265 in the North Hall (NH0265). We hope to see you there!
  • Russ will also be at the SouthEast LinuxFest, June 12-13, 2010, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park hotel in Spartanburg, SC. Richard may be there, too!
  • Peter and Paul, who run hamtests.org, hamtests.net, and hamtests.co.uk are consolidating the websites. Please use hamtests.co.uk for everything. Tell them you heard it here, first.
  • Wayne, aka Azimuth, KB7CFD, reminds us of the Idaho State Convention 2010, April 23rd through 25th, 2010 at the Holiday Inn at Boise Airport, 3300 S. Vista Avenue, Boise, ID.
  • Resonant Frequency is on hiatus.


  • Our guest tonight is Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation.
  • By the way, GNOME is pronounced "guh-nome".
  • Stormy discusses the purpose of the foundation, her role in it, and the GNOME project.
  • The Ubuntu 10.04 release will change the default location of the window controls in the "Light" theme.
  • GNOME 3 is expected in September, 2010. New features include the GNOME Shell and the Activity Journal using the Zeitgeist engine. It should be available as a beta test option in Ubuntu 10.04.
  • Stormy and our hosts discuss some of the new features in GNOME 3, scheduled for release in September, 2010.
  • Check out Episode 011 of the Today in Tech Radio podcast for GNOME 3 installation tips.
  • There will be, in GNOME 3, a "dock-like" area on the desktop to receive notifications without changing the focus of your active application.
  • To become involved in the GNOME Project, visit the GNOME Project website. GNOME will also have a presence at the Texas LinuxFest.


  • John, EI7IG, writes about the music in the show, and likes it. He also thinks the show has become too long. Russ responds.
  • We received a donation from Carlie toward the noise gate for Richard. Thanks, Carlie.
  • Gary, KE2YK, gives a glowing review of LHS in his blog KE2YK's Random Oscillations. Thanks, Gary!
  • Gary also writes about CrunchBang Linux and S******x Air.
  • Dave, M0DCM, writes he is a new Ubuntu user. He runs xastir, too. He recently found the podcast and has nearly caught up on all the episodes. He's introduced Linux and LHS to his father and his local radio club, Charlie Delta Amateur Radio Club. Thanks, Dave!
  • Mark, KC4GIA, is a long-time Linux user and expresses his appreciation for the podcast. He recently found WebSDR.org, which is a Software-Defined Radio receiver connected to the Internet, allowing many listeners to listen and tune it simultaneously. He wants to know if there are any Linux programs to allow him to use his Zune. (Look for more on these subjects in the next episode.)
  • MonsterB mentions LHS on monsterb.org. Thanks!
  • Audio feedback from Travis, KD5UND. He's recently switched to S******x Linux. He's also promoted the LHS podcast on his local net, too. Thanks, Travis!


  • $100 for the winning Linux in the Ham Shack logo submission.
  • $25 to a random audio introduction to the podcast recorded on one of the phone lines.
  • See the website for more details.


LHS Episode #037: Riders on the Storm

There are good things coming up in the world of GNOME and Linux in the Ham Shack has some of the scoop. In this episode we had the good fortune to interview Stormy Peters, the executive director over at the GNOME Foundation. We'd love to tell you all the stuff she told us, but that's what downloading the episode is all about. We wouldn't want to spoil any surprises.

We are currently in migration from Hostican to our new hosting, which includes a mix of BlueCows Technical Services and GoDaddy. During this process, some of the Web site features may come and go, but rest assured everything will be back online eventually. I believe most everything is working now except for the OGG feed and I am working on that. It is very important that everyone switch over to the new RSS feeds in your podcatcher of choice. We wouldn't want you to miss a single episode. Click or hover over the RSS Feed links on the left-hand side of the main Web page for the correct new URLs. And remember, our new e-mail address is info at lhspodcast dot info. That will go to both of us.

Don't forget about the current contests. Don't forget to show up at the Texas Linux Fest in April, the Southeast Linux Fest in June and the Ohio Linux Fest in September. Don't forget to tell 200 of your closest friends about the podcast. Don't forget to donate to the noise gate fund. And don't forget to have fun listening to the show!


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