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Stuart Langridge
Bad Voltage | Kryogenix | Stuart Interview on DL50

Interview Guest:
Ikey Doherty
Lispy Snake | Ikey on DL8, DL19 & DL35
(formerly of Solus)

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Topics covered in this episode:

Community Feedback:
Paypal as an alternative patron platform to Patreon or Sponsus

Keeping Kids Safe Online

– The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online
Amazon: USA | UK | Canada | Germany | France | Spain | Italy

– The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy: A Privacy Guide for the Rest of Us
Amazon: USA | UK | Canada | Germany | France | Spain | Italy

Interview:
Ikey Doherty of Lispy Snake (formerly of Solus)

Other Topics:
GNOME 3.36 Preview
ISP’s Claim Privacy Law Violates “Free Speech”

Software Spotlight:
ShellCheck

Tips & Tricks:
Control Sudo Timeout Period

Ever wonder what controls the sudo timeout period and want to edit it to something else.

This weeks tips and trick will show you just how to do that.

Open a terminal and type

$ sudo visudo

There will be a line that states: Defaults env_reset

Add timestamp_timeout=x

replace x with things like 5 for 5 minutes or 15 for 15 minutes.

If you want it to always ask change it to 0

Example line: Defaults env_reset timestamp_timeout=5

Comments

  1. This was a good one. I am going to state 3 key point in the podcast, Flatpaks vs. Snaps / ISP’s selling your data as an added revenue stream / and the BIG ONE ! "BETAMAX vs. VHS"

    I will say, I am a Flatpak supporter, and am working on repackaging .rpm’s to flatpaks with the new tools available by the Fedora team. flatpak-builder , rpm2flatpak & fedmod Basically having a .yaml or .json file of the build can get you started otherwise. the tools can build the .yaml or .json script for you if done properly !

  2. As a long time developer who used to fiddle with my own games to learn new programming concepts (mostly in C & C++) this episode was especially fascinating to me. Good stuff.

  3. I don’t fully understand the concern with having the 3 universal packaging types. Like I get the argument around all these different distributions and different associated packaging requirements could potentially put off some software developers from going through the hassle of releasing on linux altogether.

    But surely that isn’t an issue if there’s many different universal packaging types. It’s actually probably better for a company looking to release on linux. They only have to do one package type, and they can choose whichever one is easiest for them, be it appimage, flatpak or snap. Whichever they choose, they only have to do the packaging once, so win win right?

  4. Also, that Stuart guy was great. Not afraid to disagree on a subject, but always backed it up with a calm and well thought out response, and in a way that encouraged debate. Would be great to have him as a co host more often.

  5. This was a great show, one of your best in a little while. Ikey’s info on developing a game was very interesting. Stuart is an excellent guest host. I really enjoyed his contributions. The argument about ISPs was epic. Just solid from start to finish. Well done guys.

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