User Error

User Error
Life is a series of mistakes, but that’s what makes it interesting.
59: Data Conspiracy RISC
Feb 15 • 39 min
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 #AskError questions. 00:00:18 #AskError:…
58: Stranger Distro Danger
Feb 1 • 41 min
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 #AskError questions about food and aliases. Also check out Joe's new show Choose Linux. 00:00:26 Intro…
57: Free To Succeed?
Jan 18 • 41 min
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. 00:00:35 #AskError: What's the…
56: A Good Walled Garden
Jan 4 • 42 min
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 00:15:35 How do we turn more users into…
55: Great News, We Lied
Dec 21, 2018 • 39 min
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 called? 00:02:02 Lying to children about…
54: Backup to the Moon
Dec 7, 2018 • 44 min
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 we get normal people to use proper passwords and backups? 00:13:19 What's the most popular movie you've never…
53: Deconstructed Dialog
Nov 23, 2018 • 42 min
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 moving country, and stupid folding…
52: Little Packages of Joy
Nov 9, 2018 • 44 min
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 should dictate who has access to their platforms. Plus some solid #AskError questions, having kids, and our…
51: Universal Basic Disruption
Oct 26, 2018 • 42 min
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 month? Y/N_ 00:04:15 Are the Distrowatch…
50: Understand The Hype
Oct 12, 2018 • 48 min
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 subjects rears its head again this week.
49: Not Dead Yet
Sep 28, 2018 • 53 min
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 the best movie you've only seen once?…
48: Living The Dream
Sep 14, 2018 • 45 min
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 really is as great as everyone seems to…