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 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 …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This is likely to be the last podcast of the year. Next Sunday is Christmas with familial obligations if not personal observation. The Sunday after is New Year's day when I am likely to need to quietly recover …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This is likely to be the last podcast of the year. Next Sunday is Christmas with familial obligations if not personal observation. The Sunday after is New Year's day when I am likely to need to quietly recover …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is the recording of the [live interview](http://www.newamerica.net/events/2011/context_selected_essays) I conducted with Cory Doctorow at the New America Foundation (where I now work.) We talked mostly …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is the recording of the [live interview](http://www.newamerica.net/events/2011/context_selected_essays) I conducted with Cory Doctorow at the New America Foundation (where I now work.) We talked mostly …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a conversation I had with my friend and friend of the podcast, [Chris Miller](http://ctmiller.net), about digital scofflaws, inspired by Ken Burns' "Prohibition" documentary. …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a conversation I had with my friend and friend of the podcast, [Chris Miller](http://ctmiller.net), about digital scofflaws, inspired by Ken Burns' "Prohibition" documentary. …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. [ ![](http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/sites/default/files/promo/scale_10x_300x250_banner.png)](http://www.socallinuxexpo.org)In the intro, if you are interested in my recent trip to Brussels, check out my four part travelogue ([part 1](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay1), [part 2](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay2), [part 3](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay3), [part 4](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay4)), [a great short film](https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m0tBicPlFwY) about the EU Hackathon, or my …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. [ ![](http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/sites/default/files/promo/scale_10x_300x25 0_banner.png)](http://www.socallinuxexpo.org)In the intro, if you are interested in my recent trip to Brussels, check out my four part travelogue ([part 1](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay1), [part 2](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay2), [part 3](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay3), [part 4](http://www.archive.org/details/ReportFromBrusselsDay4)), [a great short film](https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m0tBicPlFwY) about the EU Hackathon, or …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I gave another brief travel update as I am leaving right after releasing this episode for Brussels to participate in the [EU Hackathon](http://euhackathon.eu/). I have booked my travel to Paris for the first full week …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I gave another brief travel update as I am leaving right after releasing this episode for Brussels to participate in the [EU Hackathon](http://euhackathon.eu/). I have booked my travel to Paris for the first full week …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, [Dennis Ritchie Day](http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/10/dennis- ritchie-day.html), [John McCarthy passes away](http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/john-mccarthy-father-of-ai- and-lisp-dies-at-84/), and a quick review of "[Children of the Sky](http://www .amazon.com/gp/product/0312875622/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thecommandl0a-20 &linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=0312875622)" by Vernor Vinge, his sequel to "[Fire Upon the Deep](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/08 12515285/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thecommandl0a-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145 &creative=399369&creativeASIN=0812515285)." This week's security …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, [Dennis Ritchie Day](http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/10/dennis- ritchie-day.html), [John McCarthy passes away](http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/john-mccarthy-father-of-ai- and-lisp-dies-at-84/), and a quick review of "[Children of the Sky](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312875622/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thecommandl0a-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=0312875622)" by Vernor Vinge, his sequel to "[Fire Upon the Deep](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812515285/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thecommandl0a-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0812515285)." This week's security alerts are [using a …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I gave a brief travel update-I'll be in San Francisco for the [Silicon Valley Human Rights conference](https://www.rightscon.org/), Brussels for the [EU Hackathon](http://euhackathon.eu/) and Paris in December. I thanked Jed for treating me to dinner and …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I gave a brief travel update-I'll be in San Francisco for the [Silicon Valley Human Rights conference](https://www.rightscon.org/), Brussels for the [EU Hackathon](http://euhackathon.eu/) and Paris in December. I thanked Jed for treating me to dinner and …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I mentioned [Chris Miller's post about info- suicide](http://ctmiller.net/2011/10/lets-discuss-infosuicide/) and my thoughts on [the passing of Steve Jobs](http://thecommandline.net/2011/10/06 /odd-speed-you-crazy-genius/). Listener feedback this time was from [Charles](http://thecommandline.net/2011/09/29/community_fixed/comment- page-1/#comment-13056) who also supplied [a follow up](http://thecommandline.net/2011/09/29/community_fixed/comment- page-1/#comment-13057), Chris Miller, …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I mentioned [Chris Miller's post about info- suicide](http://ctmiller.net/2011/10/lets-discuss-infosuicide/) and my thoughts on [the passing of Steve Jobs](http://thecommandline.net/2011/10/06/odd-speed-you-crazy-genius/). Listener feedback this time was from [Charles](http://thecommandline.net/2011/09/29/community_fixed/comment- page-1/#comment-13056) who also supplied [a follow up](http://thecommandline.net/2011/09/29/community_fixed/comment- page-1/#comment-13057), Chris Miller, and …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [smart meters reveal TV viewing habits](http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Smart-meters-reveal-TV- viewing-habits-1346385.html) and [first solutions to new, critical SSL/TLS vulnerability](http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/First-solutions-for- SSL-TLS-vulnerability-1349813.html). In this week's news, [the troubled history of UNIVAC America's first commercial computer](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/09/univac- the-troubled-life-of-americas-first-computer.ars), [how Microsoft might …
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are [smart meters reveal TV viewing habits](http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Smart-meters-reveal-TV- viewing-habits-1346385.html) and [first solutions to new, critical SSL/TLS vulnerability](http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/First-solutions-for- SSL-TLS-vulnerability-1349813.html). In this week's news, [the troubled history of UNIVAC America's first commercial computer](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/09/univac- the-troubled-life-of-americas-first-computer.ars), [how Microsoft might …
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. **Update:** A listener brought to my attention a couple of spots in this episode's audio that were very problematic. I have fixed the original audio and reposted for anyone who hasn't yet listened to the episode. The hacker …