S10E20 – Wry Mindless Ice

We discuss tormenting Mycroft, review the Dell Precision 5520, give you some USB resetting command line lurve and go over your feedback.

It’s Season Ten Episode Twenty of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

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S10E19 – Inconclusive Squalid Driving

We discuss playing Tomb Raider, OEMs “making distros” is so hot right now, RED make a smartphone from the future, Skype gets an update and users hate it, Gangnam style loses its YouTube crown.

It’s Season Ten Episode Nineteen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

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S10E18 – Piquant Abnormal Yard

This week we make a green screen webcam, mention upcoming laptop reviews from Entroware and Dell and reveal an Entroware laptop competition is coming soon. Then we discuss the death of the Linux desktop, this weeks command line love is using ffmpeg to create “high quality” animated .gifs and we go over your feedback.

It’s Season Ten Episode Eighteen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss what we’ve been upto recently:
  • Martin has been making a green screen backdrop for Google Hangouts using a Magewell USB Capture HDMI Gen 2 and Open Broadcaster Software.
  • Mark has been playing with a Dell Precision 5520 and preparing his review.
  • Alan has received an Entroware Apollo laptop to review and for us to give away as a competition prize.

  • We discuss the death of the Linux desktop.

  • We share a command line lurve:

  • ffmpeg – Converting videos to “high quality” animated .gif images.

Generate a palette

ffmpeg -y -i input.mp4 -vf fps=15,scale=448:-1:flags=lanczos,palettegen palette.png

Output the GIF using the palette

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -i palette.png -filter_complex "fps=15,scale=448:-1:flags=lanczos[x];[x][1:v]paletteuse" output.gif
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

  • This weeks cover image is taken from Wikimedia.

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S10E17 – Live Mycroft Biscuits

In our second live show at FOSS Talk Live, we have a competition to see who can write the best program in 19 lines, and discuss bugs through the ages. There is a video of this episode available on YouTube.

It’s Season Ten Episode Seventeen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and a tub of lard are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

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S10E16 – Enthusiastic Woozy Route

This week Mark goes camping, we interview Michael Hall from Endless Computers, bring you another command line love and go over all your feedback.

It’s Season Ten Episode Sixteen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Joey Sneddon are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss what we’ve been upto recently:
  • We interview Michael Hall about Endless Computers.

  • We share a Command Line Lurve:

    • nmon – nmon is short for Nigel’s performance Monitor
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

  • This weeks cover image is taken from Wikimedia.

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.