• S01E47
  • May 6, 2020

Coffee Break - May 6, 2020

Robbie received the HDMI repeaters for the studio cameras, and we're all getting hungry with talk of BBQ and pot roast. Robbie's ODROID-C4 should be arriving soon, and Raspberry Pi have released a new high-quality camera sensor module that Agamotto has an interesting use for. bp9's Synology system has surveillance functionality, and poor vision could be helped by either LASIK or a microfiche. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Peter Lewis, bp9, MarshMan, Ron Morrissette, Agamotto and Bo Lechnowsky.

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  • S01E46
  • May 5, 2020

Coffee Break - May 5, 2020

Category5's HDMI repeaters should arrive today, well ahead of schedule. We'll also chat about PCB and 3D printing, Robots in medical positions, horses and a space probe that's been online for 15,000 days. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, Peter Lewis, bp9^2, Ron Morrissette, Bo Lechnowsky and a quick visit from his daughter, Marika.

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  • S01E45
  • May 4, 2020

Coffee Break - May 4, 2020

Travelling the world by boat, bp9's Cessna 172 is grounded for now, Iron Maiden's flying tour bus 'Ed Force One' and the coming of Episode 666 where we probably have to show Linux Satanic Edition and dress in demon costumes. Robbie's figured out a couple ways to explain the difference between a consumer router and an enterprise router, and we figure out why consumer gear is so much easier to configure. Also, Peter is working hard to improve his webcam quality. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, Peter Lewis, Lanceman 63, Ron Morrissette, bp9 and Bo Lechnowsky.

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  • S01E44
  • May 3, 2020

Coffee Break - May 3, 2020

Robbie really wants good WiFi, Solbu would upgrade his RAM but Robbie shoots down his dreams, and Peter's 720p webcam runs at 0.0003p. Also, watch out for short circuits when you connect resistors or eMMC storage. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, MarshMan, Peter Lewis and Lanceman 63.

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  • S01E43
  • May 2, 2020

Coffee Break - May 2, 2020

Network security is the topic du jour around the coffee pot today. With Robbie's coming feature about MikroTik branded routers, is it really about the brand? Or is it about the features? And which features are we talking about? We'll chat about how a high-quality router takes an inverse approach to security and treats all traffic as untrusted until you say you trust it. Criteria-based firewall rules allow you to better control not just which ports are open, but who has access to those ports when they are. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, MarshMan, Peter Lewis and bp9.

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  • S01E42
  • May 1, 2020

Coffee Break - May 1, 2020

Robbie's got an ODROID-C4 on its way from ameriDroid, but regrets the demise of the beloved ODROID-C2. We'll chat about the architecture of most SBCs and what that means for software availability, plus Ubuntu 20.04 LTS' release. bp9 wonders what a SBC brings to the table, and we figure a step-down power transformer is a great way to protect SBCs from over-voltage. We'll even get talking about advanced routers and how they further protect SSH (for example), but we'll save that discussion for another day. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Peter Lewis, bp9, MarshMan, Ron Morrissette and Solbu.

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  • S01E41
  • April 30, 2020

Coffee Break - April 30, 2020

An unlimited supply of The Matrix references, HDMI couplers are garbage, but HDMI repeaters might be the cheap alternative Robbie looking for. Inno Setup reminds Robbie of NSIS. Servers are loud, and perhaps replacing fans could reduce the ambient noise. The difference between consumer and enterprise SSDs. git is NOT a backup, but rdiff-backup is. Robbie Ferguson is joined today by MarshMan, bp9, Peter Lewis, Solbu, Ron Morrissette and Bo Lechnowsky.

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  • S01E40
  • April 29, 2020

Coffee Break - April 29, 2020

UFOs are real! Speaking of aliens, you can convert RPM to DEB. bp9 tells us more about how the PineTime ticks away the moments without an RTC, and Peter's atomic watch arrived for his wife. Luckily it was safe when hooligans (family members) broke down the back door! Peter has been experimenting with a program called Inno Setup to build an installer for his program, and bp9 shares how his local git setup works to create a local alternative to GitHub. bp9 suggests trying gitk, and Solbu likes etckeeper to create git-powered backups of your /etc folder. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Ron Morrissette, bp9, Peter Lewis, Solbu, and Bo Lechnowsky,

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  • S01E39
  • April 28, 2020

Coffee Break - April 28, 2020

Solbu is taking his sweet time making MarshMan a sandwich (Zoom's virtual background effect is awesome), Robbie's got some genuine Kimchi ramen, bp9 is working out how to add characters to the PineTime display and wondering when it'll arrive, Bo has built an ODROID-H2 with 10 Gb/sec Ethernet, and Robbie just discovered Vimeo has an API which will let him add Ultra HD downloads to our web site. Joining Robbie Ferguson are Solbu, bp9, agamotto, Bo Lechnowsky, and MarshMan.

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  • S01E38
  • April 27, 2020

Coffee Break - April 27, 2020

The Internet is going mad as two major Google services and Zoom have trouble, and Robbie wonders what all the fuss about cold brew is. Solbu is dreaming of truck stop coffee, bp9 is concerned about Keurig and Robbie explains why Tassimo is able to make better coffee overall. Oh, and it's really creepy that old cars are better for stalking girlfriends and Robbie wants us all to use Solbu's kitchen as our Zoom background. Joining Robbie Ferguson today are Solbu, bp9, Lanceman 63, Peter Lewis and Ron Morrissette.

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