TCLP 2014-01-26 A Failure of Leadership

This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

One of the reasons for the long delay was work related, focusing on the 1.0 release of the Commotion wireless project. Also work related and upcoming, I may be able to make it out to either LibrePlanet or RightsCon in March. If you want to hear from me, regardless of the length of pauses between episodes, check out the Libation Liberation Front.

The hacker word of the week is frob.

The feature this week is a consideration on how at least part of the problem with the state of inclusion and diversity in technology is due to a failure in leadership. This draws on some of the discussion following the episode on meritocracy, especially encouragement from Kevin who is working on the documentary, Transgeek. Here is a write up of the problematic demo at Disrupt, Andrea Peterson’s discussion of Dickinson’s Twitter feed, and some food for thought on soft power.

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TCLP 2013-04-22 Rant: The Unexamined Risk of HTML EME

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The hacker word of the week this week is fritterware.

The feature this week is a rant digging into the risks of a proposal to the W3C for inclusion in the HTML standard, EME, which would bring DRM and all its problems to the core technology underpinning the web.

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TCLP 2013-02-18 How This Hacker Sees Hackers

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In the intro, I include a quick review for a couple of gadgets I am trying in a laptop-less experiment: a mini keyboard and an external battery with a solar panel. The former was recommended in The Secret Lair’s gift guide from last year.

The hacker word of the week this week is frink.

The feature this week is a contemplation of the definition of the term and experience of being a hacker.

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TCLP 2013-01-29 How This Hacker Sees History

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I have booked my travel for North East Linux Fest. If you are interested, the list of speakers has gone up, including myself. The organizer, Jonathan Nadeau, has a project he is trying to fund you should consider, Sonar.

The hacker word of the week this week is fried.

The feature this week is a contemplation of the experience and phenomenon of history.

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TCLP 2012-12-17 A Function of Time

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A final reminder that you are invited, as am I, to join the Hacker Public Radio online new year’s celebration.

The hacker word of the week this week is freeze.

The feature this week is a reflection on how I am trying to view a major milestone, that turning forty isn’t about a particular time in my life but the overall functioning of my life for which time is just an input.

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TCLP 2012-12-03 How This Hacker Sees Parenting

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Listener feedback this week is from Kevin, who I also had on the show in August to talk about Ohio Linux Fest. He wrote to share a post he made on the topic of ebooks that is well worth the read.

The hacker word of the week this week is fred.

The feature this week is a new installment in the How This Hacker Sees.. series on the subject of parenting.

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TCLP 2012-10-28 Online Censorship

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The game I mention in the intro is “Nikki and the Robots” by Joyride Labs. You can read my more detailed review here.

The hacker word of the week this week is Frankenputer.

The feature this week is a monologue digging into the concerns arising from online censorship. In it I mention the Digital Due Process Coalition, “Consent of the Networked” by Rebecca MacKinnon, and Saudi Arabia’s call for international regulations on Internet speech.

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TCLP 2012-10-08 Inner Chapter: Ethos

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Listener feedback is from Eric and Blaise. Eric wrote in with news that the Vivaldi, an open tablet, is not quite dead yet. Blaise wrote with recommendations for open and free RSS readers including Liferea, RSSOwl, Tiny Tiny RSS and NewsBlur.

The hacker word of the week this week is fossil.

The feature this week is a new Inner Chapter on the importance of cultivating a guiding ethos on several levels and contexts..

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TCLP 2012-09-03 The Value of Privacy

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In the intro I thank Donnie for his very generous donation. He has also claimed the last custom nerd merit badge begging the question of what next; order more right now, order more on the next badge would be claimed, or explore a new premium to offer sustaining donors.

There is no listener feedback this episode.

The hacker word of the week this week is fortune cookie.

The feature this week is a rant about the unconsidered and unexpressed value of privacy. In it I mention the arguably well known quote from MetaFilter about users and free services, Ars Technica’s experiments with the apparently free content model, an op-ed I co-wrote about the lack of full privacy control for users, and Facebook’s intentional monkeying with confusing user privacy controls.

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TCLP 2012-08-13 Interview: Kevin O’Brien about Ohio Linux Fest 2012

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In the intro I thank Michael E. for his very generous donation, the amount for which was inspired by Gematria.

Listener feedback this week is from Kevin, Chris and Samuel all in response to my feature on upgrading Android. The alternate OS install Chris mentions can be found here.

The hacker word of the week this week is forked.

The feature this week is an interview with Kevin O’Brien, one of the organizers behind the Ohio Linux Fest. We talked specifically about this year’s event as well as the fest in general. The various folks we mentioned include Beth Lynn Eicher, Jon “maddog” Hall, Scott Merrill, Door to Door Geek, Mel Chua, Doug McIlroy, and Jonathan Nadeau.

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