The Command Line Podcast

by cmdln@thecommandline.net (Thomas Gideon) · · · CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 · 146 subscribers

A podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from Florian, who wrote in response to the episode about Andrea's Linux Switch and recommended Shotwell in Digikam doesn't work out, and Brendan who recommended the radio program and podcast, [Spark](http://www.cbc.ca/spark/) from CBC …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [debating the security of multi-word passphrases](https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/03/the_security_of_5.html) and [analyzing the changing causes and costs of data breaches](http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/data-breaches- increasingly-caused-by-hacks-malicious-attacks.ars). In this week's news, [AI project builds video games completely from scratch](http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/03/artificial-intelligence- angelina-builds-videogams-from-scratch.ars), [making an AI …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [debating the security of multi-word passphras es](https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/03/the_security_of_5.html) and [analyzing the changing causes and costs of data breaches](http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/data-breaches- increasingly-caused-by-hacks-malicious-attacks.ars). In this week's news, [AI project builds video games completely from scratch](http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/03/artificial-intelligence- angelina-builds-videogams-from-scratch.ars), [making an …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from Dave, who recommended [pymazon](http://code.google.com/p/pymazon/); [John](http://www.johndcook.com) who shared some excellent thoughts on efficiency and geek fatigue; and Paul, who [recommended virtualization](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/04/combatin g_geek_fatigue/#comment-15719) as a hedge against the cost of recovery from failed upgrades …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from Dave, who recommended [pymazon](http://code.google.com/p/pymazon/); [John](http://www.johndcook.com) who shared some excellent thoughts on efficiency and geek fatigue; and Paul, who [recommended virtualization](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/04/combating_geek_fatigue/#comment-15719) as a hedge against the cost of recovery from failed upgrades and …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I mentioned an appearance in a Dan Bull [video](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/04/bye-bye-bpi-latest-protest-song- from-dan-bull/) and [explained a bit more about it](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/05/more-on-dan-bulls-bye-bye-bpi/) as well as [an appearance of my cartoon avatar](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/11/target-of-the-niche-est-of-niche- evil-plans/). This week's security alerts are [the little white …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I mentioned an appearance in a Dan Bull [video](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/04/bye-bye-bpi-latest-protest-song- from-dan-bull/) and [explained a bit more about it](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/05/more-on-dan-bulls-bye-bye-bpi/) as well as [an appearance of my cartoon avatar](http://thecommandline.net/2012/03/11/target-of-the-niche-est-of-niche- evil-plans/). This week's security alerts are [the little white …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from Eric, Bryan and Will all in some way responding to the last feature about switching my wife back to Linux. The hacker word of the week this week is [for free](http://catb.org/jargon/html/F/for-free.html). The …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from Eric, Bryan and Will all in some way responding to the last feature about switching my wife back to Linux. The hacker word of the week this week is [for free](http://catb.org/jargon/html/F/for-free.html). The …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [a Firefox extension that illustrates password reuse](http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-extension-illustrates- password-reuse-1434091.html) and [researchers break video CAPTCHAs](http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/02/20/1746242/researchers-break- video-captchas). In this week's news, [the first free-software, Linux tablet is on its way](http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/spark-the-first-free-software- linux-tablet-is-on-its-way/10255) with [more details](http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2012/02/spark-answers.html) and [a …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [a Firefox extension that illustrates password reuse](http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-extension-illustrates- password-reuse-1434091.html) and [researchers break video CAPTCHAs](http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/02/20/1746242/researchers-break- video-captchas). In this week's news, [the first free-software, Linux tablet is on its way](http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/spark-the-first-free-software- linux-tablet-is-on-its-way/10255) with [more details](http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2012/02/spark-answers.html) and [a …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. If you are going to be in the North Eastern part of the US in March, check out [North East Linux Fest](http://www.northeastlinuxfest.org/) and [LibrePlanet](http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Main_Page). Thanks, [Jonathan](http://www.frostbitemedia.org/), for pointing these out to me. Listener feedback this week is from …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. If you are going to be in the North Eastern part of the US in March, check out [North East Linux Fest](http://www.northeastlinuxfest.org/) and [LibrePlanet](http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Main_Page). Thanks, [Jonathan](http://www.frostbitemedia.org/), for pointing these out to me. Listener feedback this week is from …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The details about the call for papers for the tenth Ohio Linux Fest are [here](https://ohiolinux.org/node/186). This week's security alerts are [passwords are not going away any time soon](http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/01/simple-pw/all/1) and [wasting hacker's time to keep web sites safe](https://www.technologyreview.com/computing/39521/?ref=rss). In …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The details about the call for papers for the tenth Ohio Linux Fest are [here](https://ohiolinux.org/node/186). This week's security alerts are [passwords are not going away any time soon](http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/01/simple-pw/all/1) and [wasting hacker's time to keep web sites safe](https://www.technologyreview.com/computing/39521/?ref=rss). In …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Please check out [Flattr](http://flattr.com) if you haven't already and send me an email if you'd like a voucher for a few euro or dollars if you are a new user. The hacker word of the week this week …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Please check out [Flattr](http://flattr.com) if you haven't already and send me an email if you'd like a voucher for a few euro or dollars if you are a new user. The hacker word of the week this week …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [a new slow motion DoS attack](http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/01/new-slow-motion-dos- attack-just-a-few-pcs-little-fear-of-detection.ars) and [mapping malware into beautiful 3D models](http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/01/12/researchers-tool- maps-malware-in-beautiful-3d-models/). In this week's news, [a semantic line interface](http://developers.slashdot.org/story/12/01/02/2358240/the-semantic- line-interface), [considering internet access](https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a- human-right.html?_r=2&hpw) [as a human right](http://www.informationdiet.com/blog/read/why-horses-are-not-in-the- constitution), …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [a new slow motion DoS attack](http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/01/new-slow-motion-dos- attack-just-a-few-pcs-little-fear-of-detection.ars) and [mapping malware into beautiful 3D models](http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/01/12 /researchers-tool-maps-malware-in-beautiful-3d-models/). In this week's news, [a semantic line interface](http://developers.slashdot.org/story/12/01/02/2358240/the-semantic- line-interface), [considering internet access](https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a -human-right.html?_r=2&hpw) [as a human right](http://www.informationdiet.com/blog/read/why-horses-are-not-in-the- constitution), …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week came from Thomas who wrote to let me know PuTTY is available in Debian based Linux distros as well as on Windows. The hacker word of the week this week is [foobar](http://catb.org/jargon/html/F/foobar.html). The feature …