This week we’ve been networking and playing with Virtual Machines. Linux gets a code of conduct, Twitter has been leaking direct messages, Google Chrome 69 signs in to all the things and we round up community goings on and events.

It’s Season 11 Episode 29 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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6 Comments » for S11E29 – The Rabbi and the Twenty-Nine Witches
  1. Torin Doyle says:

    Interesting video from Luke Smith about the COC and SJW element.
    https://youtu.be/pwn3gIipCjU

    • Mark Johnson says:

      It’s interesting to know what people are saying about this topic, but I didn’t find this particular video very useful. It opens with some misinformation about Linus “leaving” the Linux kernel project and the suggestion that Codes of Conduct are a new thing, then builds an argument from there, at which point I gave up.

      In Linus’s email to the BBC (which is genuine and informative) he spoke about avoiding discussing codes of conduct in the past because it generates this kind of unhelpful discourse from both sides, rather than moving the project forward. I find it more helpful to stick to what Linus actually said he’s doing, and hope that this makes the kernel community a less daunting place for more talented developers.

      • Torin Doyle says:

        Hi Mark. He said LT leaving “is supposed to be temporary” – hardly misinformation. He did not suggest that Codes of Conduct are a new thing. It’s a pity you could not watch the whole video. SJWs can be insidious.

        • Mark Johnson says:

          Basically, his manner made me feel like he was trying to suggest that he believed Linus was leaving and unlikely to return, which isn’t something Linus himself has suggested. In general, I don’t think “man shouting at his phone in a park” is a format I find particularly engaging. I did read around the issue before the show, but it hasn’t made me concerned about the future of Linux as he appears to be.

          • Torin Doyle says:

            He was not shouting and I don’t see how the location or recording method has any relevance.

            SJWs like Sage Sharp will have a field day with their witch-hunts.

  2. nadrimajstor says:

    BTW, did you know that if you use open source GPU drivers you can edit Launch options (in the Steam client) add
    GALLIUM_HUD=fps,cpu,temperature,shader-clock,memory-clock,GPU-load %command%
    and get in-game stats/graphs.

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