• S02E25
  • March 28, 2021

Coffee Break - March 28, 2021

bp9 is back on his phone but different headset because there is nowhere to plug in his regular headset. The laptop is on its way back to Dell after much messing around with support. We sing Happy Birthday to Peter since Solbu notes the copyright is lapsed now. GeezerGeek is very busy for Easter, being a Pastor. Stormy is building an Android app that is like taskwarrior and timewarrior for a college project. Solbu and bp9 talk about postfix and dovecot. Peter is fixing faults on RF synthesizer board. bp9 is joined by Solbu, Doug, Peter, Brian Murray, GeezerGeek and Stormy.

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  • S02E24
  • March 21, 2021

Coffee Break - March 21, 2021

Happy belated pi day. Today we welcome Brian Murray from Scotland to the coffee break! He's a long-time listener and apple user converted back to open source and Linux. bp9 is still dealing with his new laptop BIOS not recognizing his SATA drive. Doug is still having issues with ubuntu on his RasPi. Time to get an ODROID-XU4 from ameriDroid! Peter notes that bp9's audio turns into a Dalek every now and again; must be bandwidth issues. Solbu planned for a reboot at 888 days after a kernel upgrade but data center had outage at 886 days :-)

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  • S02E23
  • March 14, 2021

Coffee Break - March 14, 2021

bp9 is all wide-screen with his new setup, and annoys Solbu because it runs Win10. Unfortunately the laptop BIOS does not recognize bp9's SATA SSD. bp9 and Solbu discuss implementing mail servers. Expect to take a year or so to learn how it works. Lots of discussion about old storage media and formatted vs. state capacity. Doug's RasPi saga continues. He thinks his SD card has failed and is waiting for a new one. bp9 is joined by Doug and Solbu. We all miss Peter.

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  • S02E22
  • March 7, 2021

Coffee Break - March 7, 2021

bp9 has issues with his phone, sorry about choppy video/audio. Robbie is here! He had some issues with the studio software upgrade but is pushing through to produce more video. Welcome to Dave Hodson (GeezerGeek on YouTube) who joins us for the first time. Marshman puts our favorite zoom background up. We marvel at how he gets 10,000+ steps in most days! Solbu points out the Linux kernel severe bug. Doug continues to have problems setting up his Raspberry Pi. Peter says England and Ireland might be opening up again in April and mentions hard disk prices that have skyrocketed. bp9 is joined by Robbie Ferguson, Marshman, Dave Hodsdon, Doug Townsend, Peter Lewis and Solbu.

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  • S02E21
  • February 28, 2021

Coffee Break - February 28, 2021

bp9 hopes to restart development efforts on his pinetime with new pogo pins and talks about the role of ofono on his pinephone. Solbu is the packager for the Mageia distro which releases version 8 soon. Solbu posts a brain teaser and leaves us all stumped. Doug continues to have issues with his RasPi entertainment system and his cat supervises from the chair. It's SSH keys this time. Peter's GPS clock works much better when he puts the GPS antenna outside where it can see the sky. bp9 is joined by Solbu, Doug and Peter.

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  • 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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