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52: Little Packages of Joy
Nov 9 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
47: Pen is Mightier
Apr 2 • 64 min
The two sides of the pond meet this week when Joe Ressington joins Chris and Noah to discuss why Chris only has 26 years left to live, some hard questions about gun ownership, and Cloudflare launching a new DNS service… But something doesn’t smell right..…
46: Deep Learning
Feb 18 • 136 min
Noah and the Beard switch up the format a bit this week, taking a more laid back and wondering approach to the weeks topics. We cover everything from Linux on the Nintendo switch and Net Neutrality to Netflix shows, ultrawide monitors & more. There’s…
45: Rockets & Ravens
Feb 9 • 73 min
Noah & Rikai have run away with the show! This week we get nostalgic about Winamp, talk about Noah’s windows switch, weigh the pros and cons of intel’s Google Glass competitor, cover some of rikai’s adventures in Ravencoin, get wowed by some cardboard,…
44: Coin-Operated Flip Phones
Feb 3 • 69 min
In this episode, Noah joins and we talk about Pebble, snaps vs flatpacks, answer some new #AskError questions & take a peek at rikai’s crypto adventures. What the heck is Ravencoin anyway? (00:00:08) - Pebble gets a fan-made OS to keep it going forever.…
43: Neo-Hobo
Jan 27 • 74 min
Dustin joins the guys this week to talk Fasting, Spam, becoming a hobo, cryptocurrency, youtube, linux, flying cars & more! This one is packed to the brim! (00:01:04) - User Error welcomes Dustin to the show, and says goodbye to their tables. (00:06:30) -…
42: Life, the Universe & Everything
Jan 21 • 58 min
Beard & Chris are joined by a very special guest & discuss the things that’s getting smart this year, the things that life throws at you & all the things that we think are great that you think is weird. (00:00:04) - Oregon’s gas-pumping law wasn’t exactly…
41: Illegal Clouds
Jan 13 • 80 min
The boys are back after the holiday break & a lot happened while they were gone! Oregon let people pump their own gas as Chris looked on with his new dog, the Beard moved to the big city, Noah’s gone a quest to turn Ask Noah up to 11, you guys continued…
40: Wimpy: Origins
Dec 23, 2017 • 94 min
This week we welcome back Wimpy and dive into popular community topics, Bitcoin & space! Plus some #AskError, Tattoos, body hacking Wimpy’s crazy rig setup & we peel back the covers on his origin story! (00:00:15) - The fellas reflect on how far they (and…
39: Old Dog, New Tricks
Dec 16, 2017 • 78 min
In this week’s show we’re introduced to Chris’ new puppy Levi, a Sonos 1 mini-review, experiences trying to get multi-room IoT audio working, 3DS region locking, Wes’ trial of home assistant & Beard’s Seattle move progress & more! (00:00:10) - Chris gets…
38: The Uncrustables
Dec 9, 2017 • 109 min
In this episode we meet the Beard’s girlfriend, talk about the craziness of some drivers, the secretly amazing sandwich from Starbucks, dolphin boners, An intro to Cannabis, Religion, a batch of #AskError & more! (00:00:18) - Chris tests the new TechSnap…
37: Hey Siri, It’s Bone Time
Dec 2, 2017 • 81 min
This week, we cant get rid of Wes so we make the best of it & cover what we did over the holiday/shopping week, get sad over a missed opportunity, talk relationships, moving, food, #AskError & more! (00:00:22) - Turkey Day traditions… or not. (00:04:44) -…
36: Eggcellent Recommendations
Nov 25, 2017 • 77 min
Chris and Wes go to war over Select-A-Size, Uber pays some hackers, we discuss the changes coming to TechSNAP, how to build a podcast setup, some #AskError & more! (00:00:00) - Chris hates Select-A-Size (00:04:40) - How to play tech support for family…
35: North Dakota Lifestyle
Nov 19, 2017 • 73 min
On this week’s episode, Noah returns to share his thoughts with the guys on everything from Bitcoin & the Cloud to creepy YouTube videos and weddings. Plus we give an update on the Beard’s moving situation, look at recent self driving car news, talk about…
34: Dongs and Noodles
Nov 11, 2017 • 64 min
Today we cover the origins of amazon, talk about some food, share our sleep remedy findings, go to war against the rats, hunt for a place to live, play some rust & more! (00:00:20) - All-glass phones are hip again. Why? (00:03:45) - The genesis of Amazon…
33: All Natural Drugs
Nov 4, 2017 • 66 min
This week, John joins us again to talk about an app that claims to diagnose your car, the troubles with body pains, diets and sleeping, the Nintendo 2DS, a failure, a batch of #AskError & more! (00:00:12) - A Phone app that (supposedly) diagnoses your car…
32: Vomit Tent
Oct 28, 2017 • 60 min
On this weeks episode, we talk about the new Amazon Key, follow up on Project Loon, rover upgrades, Beard’s TwitchCon trip, some #AskError & more! (00:00:40) - Amazon looks for a better way to avoid package theft. (00:13:50) - Google actually deploys…
31: Is this Reality?
Oct 20, 2017 • 53 min
On this weeks episode, Chris and the Beard discuss our simulated reality, IGN buying Humble Bundle. the one piece of Sci-Fi tech we’d have if we could, why beard is a video editor & more! (00:00:28) - Tech giants are a problem. (00:07:38) - You can die in…
30: Very Open
Oct 14, 2017 • 68 min
This week, we talk about Alphabet putting internet balloons over Puerto Rico, Chris’ experiences with CBS All Access, a boatload of #AskError, a peek into Beard’s personal life & more! (00:00:06) - Totally-Not-Google plants to put internet balloons over…
29: Wakey Bakey
Oct 7, 2017 • 82 min
Angela joins the guys to give an in depth report on Jack in the Box’s new Wakey Bakey, an update on her Eero experience & 23AndMe. Plus we talk about the New York trip, Google’s latest announcements & more! (00:00:06) - Society is ruined and everything is…
28: That one time in NYC
Sep 30, 2017 • 60 min
Chris and Noah join from NYC in this compact episode! We cover the iPhone vulnerability, a popular tiny ball, snaps losing some weight & more! (00:00:24) - A zero-day iPhone vulnerability strikes during the Ubuntu Rally (00:08:25) - Chris meets New York…
27: Poop Legs
Sep 23, 2017 • 84 min
We’re all over the map in this episode! We cover everything from the Beard’s addictive personality and Chris’ appreciation for peeing to Wes’ trouble in listening to ‘normals’ covering specialized topics and Youtube demonetization. Plus the Orville…
26: One Way or Another
Sep 16, 2017 • 81 min
We take a big batch of #AskError questions & nearly lose our lunch, debate the fate of future technologies & get a recap of Chase’s trip to PAX West. Plus the long journeys ahead of Chris and the Beard, a review of the Pure Nexus ROM & the big Ubuntu…
25: A Lesson in Futility
Sep 9, 2017 • 87 min
Chris may have finally solved his internet problems, Noah falls in love with the Shield TV, a new lifestyle trend is popping up more, another batch of #AskError & more! (00:00:08) - Noah goes all in on the Shield TV (00:22:49) - Lets talk about WarGames…
24: Internet Perseverance
Sep 2, 2017 • 67 min
We don’t wait for life to come to us, we take control of life! This week the guys talk about pushing through negativity & criticism, booting free Wifi, the first time Linux impressed them & a batch of #askerror. Plus we visit space, find some Thunderbolt…
23: Jackin’ it With my Bros
Aug 25, 2017 • 71 min
Future fan favorite guest John joins us to pontificate on Google Wifi, Linux extremism on our local streets and traveling the universe & leaving it all behind, especially your kids. Plus we fall a rabbit hole of crazy CraigsList personals, share our…
22: Gearing Up
Aug 19, 2017 • 88 min
Chris sets up bullet proof wifi and reviews his new Eero wireless system, the Beard’s new monster GPU is in & we debate when to buy new gear. Plus Linux does what the Mac can’t, a big batch of #askerror & we prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse of the…
21: Those Damn Milleniums
Aug 11, 2017 • 103 min
We warm up with a personal #askerror, debate the loss of the headphone port, get serious about home automation, cover the WannaCry conspiracy, share some favorite podcasts & ask for some important feedback. Plus a little gaming talk & more! (00:00:38) -…
20: The Lesser Evil
Aug 4, 2017 • 56 min
Chase joins us again this week as we discuss why chase’ll have trouble ever using Apple products, the offline advantages of Apple’s Homekit, impressions of Maui Linux, an update on linux in the studio, the troubles Chase is having on twitch, How Soylent…
19: Careful Choices
Jul 29, 2017 • 96 min
Chris is kicking the Google Photos habit, Amazon wants into Medical, a NetRunner review & Noah’s excited about the return of Google Glass. Plus the guys wax about a loved tool becoming abandoned, debate switching to Discord, do a little #AskError, life…
18: Selling Your Soul
Jul 25, 2017 • 91 min
Special guest Chase Nunes joins us to discuss heritage, new Linux user myths, selling your privacy, some Twitch insights & a Beard bombshell. Plus we announce the winner of our Dell XPS 13 Sweepstakes! (00:00:15) - Should we really cater to the linux…
17: The Risk of Happiness
Jul 14, 2017 • 54 min
This week, Chris reveals his fasting progress, Noah is on a USB-C quest, Razer dips their toes in the Linux waters, the last call for the Dell sweepstakes, rikai’s Twitch update & more! (00:00:00) - The most unreasonable rules growing up (00:12:49) - Does…
16: Desktop As A Service
Jul 10, 2017 • 54 min
We sit down & cover the potential switch to Ubuntu LTS in the studio, Let you know how you can enter the Dell User Error XPS 13 Sweepstakes, learn about Chris’ experience at a Russian wedding and whether some of the things that happened were strange, Two…
15: Popping the OS
Jul 1, 2017 • 58 min
System76 announces Pop!OS, is it a good thing? Beard gets fired up about Twitch Affiliate changes, Noah gets some podcast therapy for his Windows troubles & we cover some neat things you can do with VM images. Plus we commiserate with each other about…
14: Fake Noah
Jun 23, 2017 • 65 min
Mike from Coder Radio joins us for a special edition of User Error. We grind a few axes, discuss Linux users hating Electron& web apps with a passion, while they are arguably responsible for thousands of new Linux users. Plus we discover how a simple…
13: Red Rocket
Jun 16, 2017 • 64 min
Noah shares his great woes from his recent Linux travels & we ponder the differences between Arch and Fedora as a workstation OS. Plus announce our search for Linux in Montana & Chris’ official switch away from Arch. (00:00:41) – Noah has a bone to pick…
12: Probing with Intent
Jun 9, 2017 • 98 min
Wes joins the Beard & Chris for a conversation that ranges from Linux containers, moving, beer to local media & a dream to “Pimp Your Linux Rig”. (00:00:30) – Wes just moved, goes through a great purge. (00:03:55) – Using systemd’s containers for home…
11: Daily Keyboard Regime
Jun 2, 2017 • 87 min
The Beard mixes us some mysterious drinks and we jump into solving problems, hiding Linux, experimenting with solar, the appeal of Tiny Homes, Plasma’s winning Wayland strategy & the deep corners of what motivates the Beard. Warning: This episode is using…
10: Double Sided Tape
May 26, 2017 • 83 min
Chris is learning to trust his gut, Noah feels like an old man & the Beard has a birthday. Then some updates on our DuckDuckGo Challenge & Linux in the studio’s impact on our work. Plus the big problem with Gnome that can’t be unseen & our favorite USB-C…
9: Here’s the Thing
May 19, 2017 • 62 min
We battle with Amazon, hunt for rats & discuss the real problem with Linux, humans. Then we end the show with a DuckDuckGo challenge. Plus special guest Martin Wimpress (aka Wimpy) joins us for our first episode back. (00:00:20) – Amazon is holding $1,500…
8: Snorting Apple Cider
Oct 31, 2016 • 57 min
We hack storage limitations, abuse review units, cure infections, and ponder why geeks don’t think more about Amazon’s Could services that are better/cheaper than Google and Dropbox. (00:00:23) - Noah figures out how to Facebook, we all could lean from…
User Error Diamond Collection 2
Oct 24, 2016 • 14 min
An exclusive for our RSS subscibers, quick outtakes from the past few episode of User Error. From time to time we’ll be publishing the very best of our very worst to our RSS feed, and we call it the Diamond Collection. Enjoy our mistakes!
7: A Gift for Future Chris
Oct 17, 2016 • 53 min
Our take on the Google Pixel and its possible fatal flaw, pushing through a funk and maintaining motivation, a random headphone and Bluetooth speaker discussion, and the best way to cook pizza ever. (00:00:27) - Our take on the Google Pixel. (00:02:11) -…
6: A Perfectly Fine Gun
Oct 10, 2016 • 48 min
Should Linux users expect sacrifices? A Linux soft spot, learning lessons from those who came before you, the best and most rational discussion about guns you’ve ever heard, we debate if its irresponsible to drive a car, and the secret killer that might…
User Error Diamond Collection 1
Sep 26, 2016 • 2 min
An exclusive for our RSS subscribers, quick outtakes from the past five episode of User Error. From time to time we’ll be publishing the very best of our very worst to our RSS feed, and we call it the Diamond Collection. Enjoy our mistakes!
5: Making it Stick
Sep 22, 2016 • 51 min
Killing projects for new projects, working outside your comfort zone, and switching to Linux in a way that sticks. (0:00:44) Why Noah decided to re-do his roof himself, and maybe a lesson we could all learn. (0:05:00) Our thoughts on working with people…
4: Chicken Digiorn
Sep 16, 2016 • 47 min
We experiment with our bodies, get particular about new PC hardware, water cool, geek out about VHF radio, and discuss recent software upgrades to improve our shows. (0:0:03) Chris tries out Soylent 2.0 (0:12:08) Noah talk about the best VHF Radio for…
3: Sustainable Laziness
Sep 6, 2016 • 68 min
How Focus, cutting back, and rethinking your project can save it. A new rift forming in the Linux community, a serious sweet corn throw down, and some laptop window shopping. (00:00:13) Chris realizes something smells dead, and it might be Rikai.…
2: Just Do It
Aug 30, 2016 • 47 min
Chris and Noah’s love for Linux and hate for Windows almost brings them to blows this week, the Beard launches new projects, and we discuss the real value in just getting started. (00:03) The Story of Chris and Noah almost getting in a huge fight. (12:00)…
1: Meet the Beard
Aug 18, 2016 • 63 min
Tiling Window managers, and picking up coding are our main topics this week. (2:00) Chris and Rikai share what they love about No Man’S Sky and their clever hack. (8:45) MacBook Linux, is it better than expected? And why Noah fears it. (22:00) Who is…