Episode 111

Welcome to Episode 111 of the LinuxLUGcast

We are an open podcast/LUG that meets at 9 PM EST every first and third friday of the month using mumble.

If you would like to join us all you need to do is install a mumble client on your computer or mobile device, go to linuxlugcast.com to get the server details, then just join us in the “LinuxLUGcast” room. If you do not want to participate, just listen you can connect to the mumble server, go into the “listening booth” room. If you need help configuring your mumble client there is a “How to” on  our site explaining how to configure the desktop client.

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Via G+
FiftyOneFifty:  Update on the Mi MiniPC.  Apparently the design change made during the funding campaign to go with a faster Intel proc necessitated a slightly larger case and active cooling.  This also includes a larger 6″ touch screen and a delay on shipments to at least November, if the developers are to be believed at all.  As a crowd funder, the changes are not a deal breaker to me, but it means I won’t be bringing it to OLF.  https://liliputing.com/2018/09/mi-mini-pc-delayed-redesigned-crowdfunding.html

Looking for a battery pack/UPS for Raspberry Pi. Unit needs to supply continuous power when main power is lost. Any suggestions?


    • Forgot to mention that these units need to be small enough to be fastened behind large LCD displays as the Pi’s are serving digital signage.

Fifty OneFifty
Consensus is RavPower since they can output while plugged in.  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OQ19QYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  I’ve also used this addon board https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JLEO9UC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 but the battery doesn’t have nearly the capacity.

email from Dave Morris
Hi Honkey,

I’m *way* behind with my podcast listening and have just got to episode
106 of LinuxLUGcast. You were asking about xdotool. There have been
several HPR shows about it, so I thought you might find the references

| id   | title                                                      |
| 1750 | xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers |
| 1799 | Posting From the Command Line on Open Social Networks      |
| 1996 | Xdotool magic                                              |
| 2039 | Blather Configuration Part 0: Initial Setup                |
| 2054 | Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management           |

Sorry if this is too late 😉

Show Topics


Lots to discuss:
Could the new Code of Conduct for Linux Kernel development trigger a “kill switch” of developers withdrawing their code?  Eric S. Ramond says “The threat has teeth” https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/
Might mainboard manufacturer SuperMicro have been pressured by the Chinese governent into adding “Spyware” chips to their boards? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIWk1XnVcU&feature=em-uploademail
Will Google be facing the same anti-trust penalties relevent to Android in the U.S. as they did in the EU after all?

A couple friends and I have been talking about a soft-reboot of Oggcast Planet Live.  By soft-reboot, rather than creating a separate event, we would create a concensus on an existing con and try to get as many Linux podcasts in one place at one time as possible.  If that works out, we’ll see going forward if there is interest in an event for just us.  I’d like feedback on my personal e-mail if there is any interest.

Our next recording date will be Oct, 19 2018

Our music is “Downright” provided by Klaatu and Broam

We would like to thank Delwin for the use of his mumble server, and for the bot module to find the next recording date ll you need to do is type .ns in our irc channel.

We would also like to thank “000webhost” for web hosting

Finally we would like to give a special thanks to Kwisher, Fatherfinch, and Tony Bemus for all there help and support over the years.

Here is the base device:
Here is an accessory attachment that is similar to what I used

Then add a 5v powered usb hub and mod the cable to work from usb, your external memory will also work

I was a bit off