Linux For The Rest Of Us #119 - Hanging with Kevin aka ahuka

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Running time: 1:29:16
Added: 21 Jan 2013

Episode 119 Show Notes

 

Chrome Ex - This plugin was created by rikai for use by Jupiter Broadcasting. In short, what it does is apply affiliate codes to the relevant urls of a user that has chosen to use this plugin.

(https://github.com/rikai/JBAR-chrome )

FireFox Ex

(https://github.com/rikai/JBAR-Firefox )

 

Basic Basic - (not sure if we did one)

 

Kevin O’Brian aka Ahuka

(http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=198 )

(http://www.ahuka.com/ )

 

hpr1161 :: PAM Two Factor Auth SSH

(http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1161 )

 

(estimated)Raspberry Pi Sells One Million Units - Electronic component specialist Premier Farnell (also known as element14), the official distributor of Raspberry Pi miniature computer, has announced it has made and sold 500,000 Linux-powered machines since launch in February 2012. (http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/raspberry-pi-possibly-sells-one-million-units-104074)

 

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

(http://mattrichardson.com/blog/2012/12/12/getting-started-with-raspberry-pi/)

Kindle Edition

(http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Raspberry-Pi-ebook/dp/B00AM86YM8 )

Paperback

(http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Raspberry-Matt-Richardson/dp/1449344216 )

 

WooHoo

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi - This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more.

(http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920023371.do# )

 

Who Owns Your Files? - If you try to remove the DRM (not hard to do, actually) or transfer your purchase to another device, Amazon may legally “revoke your access to the Kindle Store and the Kindle Content without refund of any fees.

(http://www.palain.com/?p=122)

 

Don Ross - Don grew up in Montreal, lived for many years in the Toronto area, spent the last several years in Halifax, and now is based in both Montreal and Berlin.

(http://www.gobyfish.com/Home.html )

 

Author Paulo Coelho Pirates His Own Books (and increases sales) - The famous Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, author of novels such as “The Alchemist”, “Veronika Decides to Die”, “The Devil and Miss Prym” who had already accustomed us with having enormous success, enjoyed a fabulous book-selling also in 2007 (100 million books). He thinks that partly accountable for this success was BitTorrent, because he says he noticed a massive sales boost after his books were made available on sites like The Pirate Bay. TorrentFreak interviewed Coelho to learn the truth behind this story.

(http://www.p2pon.com/2008/05/14/author-paulo-coelho-pirates-his-own-books-and-increases-sales/ )

 

Cory Doctorow

(http://craphound.com/rotn/ )

Rapute of the Nerds - A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations

(http://www.amazon.com/dp/0765329107 )

 

How to test Internet connection speed from command line? [closed]

(http://stackoverflow.com/questions/426272/how-to-test-internet-connection-speed-from-command-line)

 

How To Find Out Maximum Supported Ram Or Number Of Available Dimm Slots In Linux - If you need a quick way to find out how much RAM your Linux system supports or to determine the number of DIMM slots available, you can use a command line tool called "dmidecode". (http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/how-to-find-out-maximum-supported-ram.html )

 

Email

 

Some Links From Kevin;

 

Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page) - This is the granddaddy of the DRM free book sites. Project Gutenberg makes available books that are in the Public Domain, i.e., where the copyright has run out. These are mainly older books, but a lot of classics are in here. They make books available in all of the major formats.

 

Baen Books (http://www.baen.com/) - This publisher specializes in the harder Science Fiction, but they really understand the new media landscape. They not only offer most of their books DRM-free and in multiple formats, but they also have the Baen Free Library, where they offer selected books free of charge. The hope is that with the first taste free, you will want to buy more. And it works. I went there to see what they had, discovered that they had the entire collected works of one of my favorite authors (James H. Schmitz) for sale, and bought the lot of them.

 

Tor/Forge books (http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/07/torforge-e-books-are-now-drm-free) - A major publisher in the Science Fiction and Fantasy fields, they just moved to going DRM free a few months ago. They did this because other publishers had been successful in so doing.

 

Angry Robot (http://angryrobotbooks.com/) - Along with Baen, a pioneer in selling DRM-free books in the Science Fiction and Fantasy fields.

 

Avon Romance (http://www.avonromance.com/) - A major publisher of romance novels, they just announced that they are experimenting with DRM-free ebook sales.

 

O'Reilly Media (http://oreilly.com) - The premiere publisher of technical books, they pretty get everything right. They sell e-books without DRM. When a new edition of a book you already bought comes out you can "upgrade" for a nominal fee (e.g. I upgraded my Kevin Purdy "Android" book for $1). And with older books that they think are no longer worth in print, they are removing the copyright and

O'Reilly Open Books (http://oreilly.com/openbook/) making them freely available

 

ManyBooks.net (http://manybooks.net/) - This site has a lot of overlap with Project Gutenberg, but also has some newer works that have been made available, such as Charles Stross's Accelerando

 

Fictionwise (http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/multiformat.htm) - Although heavy on the Science Fiction and Fantasy, has a lot of offerings in other genres as well. Reasonably priced and DRM-free.

 

Cory Doctorow (http://craphound.com/?cat=5) - Cory was one of the first authors to make a point of offering all of his works not only DRM-free but free of charge in e-book formats from his Web site. But you know, when the book he co-authored with Charles Stross “Rapture of the Nerds” came out recently I went to the Google Play store and bought it.

 

DriveThru Fiction (http://www.drivethrufiction.com/) - An interesting site that also has Comics and RPG games available.

 

Apress (http://www.apress.com/) - A publisher of technical books that also offers reduced-price e-books if you have already purchased the print title. This is something I'd like to see more of.

 

Packt Publishing (http://www.packtpub.com/) - Another technical book publisher with DRM-free books.

 

 

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