Web technologist, Linux / open source aficionado, and all-around tech guy. My background is in IT where I've worked as a sysadmin, support technician and product manager. I’ve been using Linux since the early 2000s, both personally and professionally and am constantly surprised and delighted with how far desktop Linux has come in the last 20 years.
Episode 14: Home VPN Server, JACK Audio, DigitalOcean Sponsorship, AppImageLauncher Dev Feedback, PinePhone Testing, FreeCAD, KDE Plasma 5.18, PC Cooling, ProtonCalendar
February 18th, 2020 | 54 mins 33 secs
This week we discuss using a home VPN server, JACK audio, DLN's DigitalOcean sponsorship, feedback from the AppImageLauncher developer, community testing the PinePhone, FreeCAD, KDE Plasma 5.18, PC cooling, and ProtonCalendar.
Episode 13: Linux Laptop Brands, Linux Tablets, DLN Game Night, LUGs, Canonical's Hayden Barnes on WSL, Dustin Krysak of Ubuntu Budgie on Giving Back to FOSS
February 6th, 2020 | 47 mins 3 secs
This week we talk Linux laptop brands, Linux tablets, DLN's latest game night, Linux user groups, Hayden Barnes of Canonical on WSL and Microsoft, and Dustin Krysak of Ubuntu Budgie and giving back to FOSS.
Episode 12: Manjaro Previews, Plasma 5.18 Beta, Windscribe, Kontact, Nate's Hardware Fail, Manjaro's New Laptop, Linus Torvalds and ZFS, Hardware Addicts
January 23rd, 2020 | 33 mins 48 secs
Manjaro 19.0 previews, KDE Plasma 5.18 Beta, Nate on Windscribe VPN, managing Kontact, Nate's hardware fail, listener feedback, community discussion on domain registrars, Manjaro's new laptop, Linux Torvalds and ZFS, and DLNs new show Hardware Addicts.
Episode 11: Kdenlive, AppImageLauncher, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux Elitism, KDE Plasma SDK, 2020 Linux Hopes and Dreams, New DLN Podcast
January 16th, 2020 | 41 mins 35 secs
This week Kdenlive including editing audio, AppImageLauncher, openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots, Linux elitism, using the KDE Plasma SDK to export settings, our 2020 Linux hopes and Dreams, and a special announcement about a new DLN podcast.
Episode 10: Quick Tiling in KDE Plasma, Linux in the Kitchen, Giving Back to OUR Community (Donating to Open Source), DasGeek's YouTube Channel Passes 10,000 Subscribers, Update on FreeGeek Charity Fund Raising, Kdenlive 19.12, Wendy Hill on darktable
January 5th, 2020 | 47 mins 30 secs
This week we cover quick tiling in KDE Plasma, Linux in the kitchen, giving back to OUR community (donating to Open Source), DasGeek's YouTube channel passes 10,000 subscribers, an update on the FreeGeek charity fund raising effort, Kdenlive 19.12, and Wendy Hill's take on darktable.
Episode 9: Nate's Lighting Project, EndeavourOS, Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix, What Makes Distros Different, Home Media Servers, 2019 Discoveries, Feren OS, Zebedee Gaming 24 Hour Live Stream
January 3rd, 2020 | 43 mins 41 secs
This week we cover Nate's Christmas lighting project, my week with EndeavourOS and Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix and what makes distros different, listener feedback from Anthony Lavado of Jellyfin, our 2019 Linux discoveries, Feren OS, and Zebedee Gaming's 24 Live Stream.
Episode 8: elementary OS testing, Emby and other media servers, What do you appreciate about Linux compared to Windows, FreeGeek interview, PulseEffects, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Survey, KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS, KDE Discover
December 15th, 2019 | 43 mins 52 secs
On this episode of DLN Xtend we discuss our week with elementary OS 15.1 Hera. Our community segment converges with Linux for Everyone where Jason asks the question "What do you appreciate about Linux compared to Windows?". Destination Linux interviewed Hilary Shohoney of FreeGeek. FreeGeek is the first charity chosen by thw Destination Linux Network as part of our effort to give back to the Linux community. They also covered one of our favorite audio apps, PulseEffects. On This Week in Linux, Michael mentioned the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS survey and all of the effort going into the KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS release. Finally, we finish up on with KDE's Discovery software center.
Episode 7: DLN Community's Must Have Software, Ubuntu Touch on Raspberry Pi, Fedora and Flathub, Bitwarden, DLN's Charity FreeGeek
December 10th, 2019 | 26 mins 24 secs
This week we discuss the DLN community's take on must-have software, Ubuntu Touch on the Raspberry PI, concerns over proprietary software from Flathub appearing in the Software Center on Fedora, Bitwarden software spotlight, and DLN's first charity FreeGeek.
Episode 6: Linux Tax Prep Software, Private Internet Access Acquisition, IPFire, Brave Browser Rewards, Pinebook Pro
December 1st, 2019 | 31 mins 46 secs
Linux Tax Prep Software, Private Internet Access Acquisition, IPFire, Brave Browser Rewards, Pinebook Pro
Episode 5: Community News, Google's Project Nightingale, Does Linux Feel Slower, Nextcry and Self Hosting Nextcloud, System76 Event
November 24th, 2019 | 36 mins 44 secs
Community News, Google's Project Nightingale, Does Linux Feel Slower, Nextcry and Self Hosting Nextcloud, System76 Event
Episode 4: DLN Game Night, PinePhone Preorder, Nate on Ask Noah, L4E on Living Your Life to the Fullest, openSUSE Name Change Vote, Linus Torvalds No Longer a Programmer, Pinebook Pro and Software for ARM
November 17th, 2019 | 30 mins 19 secs
In this episode we cover Weekly events, recap the first ever DLN game night, pine over the PinePhone preorder, Nate gives his account of being on the Ask Noah Show, Linux for Everyone's take on Living Your Life to the Fullest and how the Linux community plays a part, openSUSE votes on a name change, Linus Torvalds says he's no longer a programmer, and DasGeek's intial take on the Pinebook Pro and software availability for ARM.
Episode 3: Weekly happenings, importance of using a VPN, backup options, is there too much choice in Linux, and being realistic about proprietary software
November 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 19 secs
In this episode we talk about our week, the importance of using a VPN, desktop backup options, answer the question of whether there too much choice in Linux, and being realistic about using proprietary software.
Episode 2: DLN Social Channels, Lukasz Erecinski of Pine64, Microsoft Surface Go Tablet, Issues with GNOME
November 4th, 2019 | 38 mins 9 secs
In this episode we discuss the question of does the Destination Linux Network have too many social channels, discuss the interview with Lukasz of PINE64 and the implications of vendor/developer collaboration, Ryan's experience with the Microsoft Surface Go Tablet and issues with GNOME that keep us from using it.
Episode 1: Ubuntu ZFS, Desktop Linux Evangelism, Internet Privacy and Xfce vs. KDE Plasma Resource Usage
October 28th, 2019 | 40 mins 24 secs
In the first regular episode of DLN Xtend we take a little time to introduce ourselves. Topics covered include a discussion on Ubuntu 19.10 experimental ZFS support and how that might be used in future releases, desktop Linux evangelism, anonymity on the Internet, privacy trade-offs, as well as corporate and governmental oversteps, and Xfce versus KDE Plasma resource usage.
October 25th, 2019 | 48 mins 2 secs
In this, our preview DLN Xtend episode, we discuss the (unusual?) concept of Linux flagship devices, the pros and cons of rolling releases on the server side, the continuing trend of removing support for older hardware in many Linux distributions and a brief look at some of the highlights in the Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine release.