• S02E20
  • February 21, 2021

Coffee Break - February 21, 2021

Solbu describes pros, cons, and requirements for self-hosting an email server for your own domain and fixes radios without fixing them. Doug replaces his laptop fan and all is well. Doug looks forward to visiting family soon. Peter is dealing with postal service issues and describes a GPS receiver although poor GPS service does not help. bp9's internet is much more stable now. The USB-C on bp9's Pinephone might not be able to activate a multi-port dongle due to hardware issues. bp9 is joined by Solbu, Doug and Peter.

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  • S02E19
  • February 14, 2021

Coffee Break - February 14, 2021

Peter describes how he wants to process his voice in real time to soften the waveform. Solbu waits for pizza because his car won't start. Also SSL/TLS woes on old Mumble server. Doug's laptop fan needs replacing. Robbie has a Cat5TV episode to help with that. bp9 shows off his Pinephone with Arch Linux, having tried UBPorts and Mobian with various levels of success. It's a Linux box!

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  • S02E18
  • February 7, 2021

Crypto Coffee Break - February 7, 2021

Another crypto-focused discussion with Robert Koenig this week. We talk about verifying to exchanges like kraken, and how exchanges hold on to your crypto unless you explicitly move them to another wallet. KYC (Know Your Customer) is a thing. How do precious metals compare with crypto? How to research a cryptocurrency. Peter tries out an alternative voice. Solbu does not trust stocks, shares, or crypto. bp9 is joined by Robert Koenig, Doug Townsend, Peter Lewis and Solbu.

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  • S02E17
  • January 31, 2021

Crypto Coffee Break - January 31, 2021

It's a real pleasure to welcome Robert to Coffee Break this week for an information-packed discussion about cryptocurrency. We discuss real-world use cases for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto. Hardware and software wallets are discussed, and how users don't have to download the entire blockchain to participate. Some cryptocurrencies are only currently good for investing, while others are good for micro-payments. We discuss coins that have no use at all, and the similarity between those and the Wall Street response to GameStop. bp9 is joined by his cat as well as Robert Koenig, Doug Townsend and his cat, Peter Lewis and Solbu.

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  • S02E16
  • January 24, 2021

Coffee Break - January 24, 2021

Despite internet issues, the show goes on. bp9 still needs to get encryption and signing working on his client server app but wants to focus on the data exchange algorithm first. Doug is here so he gets to see the keyboard for his Raspberry Pi, but he already got a new one. Now he needs to fix DRM on his browser. Solbu attended a funeral this week: our condolences. Peter is using nasty chemicals to etch the PCB for his antenna switcher and is also dealing with major dental issues. bp9s PinePhone is working well but its software center severely limits app choices. bp9 is joined by Doug, Peter and Solbu.

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  • S02E15
  • January 17, 2021

Coffee Break - January 17, 2021

bp9 and Peter chat about his homebrew antenna switching solution until Solbu shows up, fashionably late. bp9 shows off the "Think Outside" keyboard but Doug is not here to see it. We talk about old solar powered calculators and mapping solutions that use vector-based data to draw roads instead of raster (tiles consisting of images of maps). Solbu and bp9 discuss his client/server app and insists that signing the encrypted packets is the best solution. Also describes how open source helps all projects, big and small. bp9 is joined by Peter and Solbu.

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  • S02E14
  • January 10, 2021

Coffee Break - January 10, 2021

It's a real pleasure to welcome Sasha back to Coffee Break, and she talks about all the junk food she gets to make with her new Kitchen appliances. Winter hasn't struck them yet. Doug's keyboard for RasPi saga continues. He's up to three tries now. Doug also explains NOT to use essential oils in a diffuser if you have a cat. bp9 and Solbu discuss his encrypted client/server solution to see if it is enough to prove the identity of the client. Peter continues to have antenna woes but it is working well enough for him to talk to Ceylon and Oman. bp9 is joined by Sasha, Doug, Peter, and Solbu.

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  • S02E13
  • January 3, 2021

Coffee Break - January 3, 2021

In the first Coffee Break for 2021, bp9 understands his garage door opener a bit better, talks twitch and will likely use SSH port forwarding for his client/sever initially. Doug's remote keyboard looks to be having issues on Linux so RasPi is not working for him yet. Peter talks about dangers of PCB manufacturing at home. There are PCB manufacturers who can do the job safely. Also built password generator. Solbu wakes up in time to join us and learns about twoku for twitch on roku. bp9 is joined by Doug, Peter, and Solbu.

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  • S02E12
  • December 13, 2020

Coffee Break - December 13, 2020

In the last Coffee Break for 2020, bp9 is trying to understand the circuit of his garage door opener, and still hard at work on his encrypted client/server project. No shared key here, but rather a proper public/private key like SSH. Did Solbu fall asleep again? Reminds everyone that Robbie has been crazy buzy, not taking a break. Doug is waiting on fan and heatsinks for his RasPi. Peter reminds bp9 to use opto-isolators and talks more about circuits, Synology and lightning. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and stay safe everyone! bp9 is joined by Doug and Peter.

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  • S02E11
  • December 6, 2020

Coffee Break - December 6, 2020

Doug replaces his Roku with a Raspberry Pi because he can do more on it than the Roku. Alexis tries to jump in to help him out. bp9 likes Plex and is happy to run the free version. Also talks about gopher, the predecessor to WWW. Peter and bp9 work together to identify components on bp9's garage door opener that was struck by lightning. Stormy comes late to the party and explains how to wipe an old IDE drive in a Pentium III machine. bp9 is joined by Doug Townsend, Peter Lewis, and Stormy.

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