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Life is a series of mistakes, but that’s what makes it interesting.


80: Imaginary Turkey
Dec 6 • 37 min
Talking to ourselves, delicious family meals, and the complexities of modern work. Plus inexpensive acquisitions, the price we put on security, and popey refusing to answer the simplest of questions. 00:00:47 Is turkey dinner really worth the effort?…
79: Is Vegan TV Art?
Nov 22 • 39 min
Disposing of hard drives, what a TV really is, and the veganism of software. Plus the serious business of coffee, why modern music sucks, and making Popey feel bad. 00:00:48 With better technology, why don’t we necessarily see better art? 00:09:03 Is…
78: Ctrl V
Nov 8 • 43 min
Paying attention to all the Linux users we never hear from, being less clever than we thought, and our biggest fears. Plus alternatives to copy paste, and whether Popey loves pink. 00:00:44 Would the Web/Internet be better or worse if the concept of copy…
77: Blinking Eye Patches
Oct 25 • 38 min
Tech mistakes, communicating with spouses, and why you shouldn't let popey drive you anywhere. Plus patching humans as if they were code, back to basics web browsing, cold drinks, and conkers. 00:00:31 Is there anything you close your eyes while doing…
76: Ghost, Meat, or Block?
Oct 11 • 38 min
Our first computers, the future of food, and ethical sources of funds. Plus the spooky reason that Popey unfollowed Joe. 00:00:24 What was the first computer you ever used? 00:11:13 Do you believe in ghosts? 00:15:28 Would you eat "clean meat"? 00:23:18…
75: Memelord
Sep 27 • 39 min
Being a good FOSS citizen, forcing popey to answer stupid questions, and personal freedom vs societal harm. Plus paying for podcasts, and how many domains we all own. 00:00:34 What do you owe to upstream? 00:11:14 Should all drugs be legal? 00:20:57 Would…
74: Splitting Fun and Profit
Sep 13 • 36 min
It's another #AskError episode. The finances of social situations and FOSS projects, automated vehicles, and ways to cheer up. Plus bad language, and being late. Check out Linux Headlines and Self Hosted 00:01:22 How do you deal with splitting up money…
73: Stealing the Top Bunk
Aug 30 • 35 min
Another #AskError special. Sleeping arrangements, hypothetical distro infrastructure, and IT milestones. Plus bad habits, frugality, and breaking the law. You can listen to an outtake from this show on Jupiter Extras 00:00:52 Top bunk or bottom bunk?…
72: Sliding Politics
Aug 16 • 40 min
Dealing with users who hate change, dumb phones, and different approaches to social media consumption. Plus infidelity, the state of the world, and consequences of small decisions. 00:00:16 #AskError: Do you read everything or follow all the people?…
71: Duvets Are Not Tech
Aug 2 • 39 min
It's another #AskError special! Sleep tech, missing apps on Linux, a deep question, and much more. 00:00:36 What sleep tech do you use? 00:07:59 What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery? 00:13:30 What one application is completely missing on…
70: Old and Insecure
Jul 19 • 37 min
Whether Linux is inherently secure, the next phase of online interaction, and wasting our free time. Plus where to focus your contributions, and a tricky hypothetical question. 00:00:53 Without security through obscurity, would Linux make for a more…
69: Partner Password Policy
Jul 5 • 42 min
How many users distros actually have, automating our homes, and the importance of common views and interests with our partners. Plus Popey discovers a new way to annoy Joe, and sharing passwords with loved ones. 00:00:29 Distro User Numbers 00:13:17…
68: Delete Your Community
Jun 21 • 42 min
Two #AskError specials in a row! Advice for our younger selves, leaving communities, our listening habits, and hoarding. Plus the most serious question that’s ever been asked on the show, and more. 00:00:42 What's the one bit of Linux advice you'd give…
67: Mind the Apps
Jun 7 • 35 min
It's another #AskError special. Meditation and mindfulness, friends making obvious mistakes, and AppImage popularity. Plus cashless society, and hoarding phone apps. 00:01:14 How do you manage apps on your smartphone? 00:04:51 Why isn’t AppImage part of…
66: Cross Desktop
May 25 • 45 min
Linux desktop standards, how the Web has changed over the years, and the ethics of space exploration. Plus what to do if you see a crime, and the things we hate the most. 00:00:12 Free Desktop 00:12:43 #AskError: if you witness a petty crime, should you…
65: Dungeons and Distros
May 10 • 42 min
What it takes to make a proper distro, how we send emails, and the constant quest for knowledge. Plus D&D, and April Fools annoyances. 00:01:00 Email etiquette 00:10:17 #AskError: Thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons? 00:14:00 What does it take to be a proper…
64: Abandoned Support
Apr 26 • 44 min
Why Linux doesn't just work on all hardware, criticism of your field, and the ethics of acquiring old software. Plus venturing outside, and how we install unusual applications. 00:00:37 Why is hardware support so terrible? 00:12:21 #AskError: How much…
63: Linux Without Borders
Apr 12 • 42 min
Where bad feeling and rivalry in the FOSS world actually originates, what we should be teaching our kids, and the violence that underlies everything around us. Plus Joe is a lazy swine, and dodgy VPN providers. Follow the show on Twitter 00:00:33 FOSS…
62: Emergency Condiments
Mar 29 • 41 min
What attracted us to Linux in the first place, planning for when tech goes away, and why we aren't surrounded by alien life. Plus a difficult culinary choice for Dan, and what we'd use instead of Linux. 00:00:33 How do you balance embracing new tech with…
61: Faith in Microsoft
Mar 15 • 46 min
Maybe it's finally time to cut Microsoft some slack, the pace of technological change, and what a couple of common terms actually mean. Plus Joe fails to convince the others about his favourite movie, and one of the deepest questions that you can ask.…
60: Disturbing Messages
Mar 1 • 36 min
How to deal with Internet drama in the Linux world, the rise of live streaming, and disturbing people with messages and calls. Plus preparing for end times, and the best moment of Joe's life. 00:00:25 #AskError: What's your biggest claim to fame? 00:03:47…
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…