Episode 146 – Where’d that hour go?

Posted by mary on March 8, 2015 in Show-mp3 |



MP3 format (for Freedom Haters!)
OGG format (for Freedom Lovers!)
Total Running Time: 1:32:50

Un-edited Live session – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NmkeH1nN38

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Kernel News: Mat
Distro Talk: Tony
Tech News:
Listener Feedback
Outtro Music


Tony Bemus, Mat Enders, and Mary Tomich
Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Kernel News: Mat


mainline:	4.0-rc2 	2015-03-03		
stable: 	3.19.1  	2015-03-06	
stable: 	3.18.9  	2015-03-06
longterm:	3.14.35 	2015-03-06
longterm:	3.12.38 	2015-02-19	
longterm:	3.10.71 	2015-03-06
longterm:	3.4.106 	2015-02-02
longterm:	3.2.68  	2015-03-06
longterm:	2014-12-13
linux-next:	next-20150306	2015-03-06	

Distro Talk: Tony



  • 2-24 – Tails 1.3
  • 2-25 – KaOS 2015.02
  • 2-26 – Vine Linux 6.3
  • 2-26 – Quirky 7.0
  • 2-27 – IPFire 2.17 Core 87
  • 3-2 – Porteus Kiosk 3.3.0
  • 3-6 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • 3-6 – Linux From Scratch 7.7
  • 3-8 – Tiny Core Linux 6.1

Distro of the Week: Tony

  1. openSUSE – 1430
  2. Manjaro – 1524
  3. Debian – 1534
  4. Ubuntu – 1643
  5. Mint – 3187

Tech News:


VMWare sued for GPL violations


Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday


Kool Tool

phpVirtualBox installation on Debian Linux and Apache2 web server

Turn your browser into notepad!


KDE Korner

Calligra 2.9 has been released.


Kubuntu 15.4 beta 1 was released

The default desktop in this release is plasma 5!

Kdenlive to be released with KDE Applications 15.04


Converseen – releases verion 9.1

KDE accepted to Google Summer of Code 2015




Putting Special Characters In Your Document With VIM

In Vim when creating a document for human consumption rather than some config file or a script, you may sometimes need to enter a special character. These are characters which can not be entered with a single key press but require a key combination like:

Letters with a diacritical mark such as ä, é, and ô. Vim calls these digraphs
Characters with special meanings like ®, ©, and §
Along with literal control character like

For the purpose of this short tut we are not going to discuss Vim’s alternative multibyte input methods. I am also assuming that you use a US or UK keyboard layout, mostly do your typing in English. Sorry to the rest of the world but that is what I have and use. You should also be using Vim in a UTF-8 capable terminal, and have your encoding set to “set encoding=utf-8” in your .vimrc config file.

Vim has an easy shorthand to input digraphs. You use this in insert mode or command mode, not in normal mode. You use “Ctrl+k” followed two printable characters in succession. Like this:

Ctr+k a: -> ä
Ctr+k e’ -> é
Ctr+k o^ -> ô
Ctr+k ss -> ß

This sample is very small compared to what Vim can do with digraphs. To see a complete list type “:digraphs” in normal mode.

Vim also has a way to enter any unicode, it’s just easier to remember a two character mnemonic than a four digit arbitrary code. However for the unicode characters with no digraph equivalent you need to use unicode.

Ctrl+v u+00ae -> ®
Ctrl+v u+00a9 -> ©
Ctrl+v u+00a7 -> §
Ctrl+v u+00a1 -> ¡

You can also print other characters with special meanings. You would use the “Ctrl+v” combination the the key you need the symbol for

Ctrl+v -> ^?
Ctrl+v -> ^M
Ctrl+v -> ^[

You can get unicodes to use here:


Security corner

Reconnaissance Tool Linked to French Intelligence Malware Babar

Linux Convention Scene for March 2015

12 – 15 March, 2015
AsiaBSDCon 2015,
Tokyo University of Science,
Tokyo, Japan

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X.


21 – 22 March 2015
Linux Tag Chmnitzer 2015
Chemnitz Technical University

Six tracks on Saturday: Kernel, databases, publishing, programming, desktop,
Six tracks on Sunday: Society, Systemd, Linux, storage, identity management, cluster/virtualization.


21 – 22 March 2015
Kansas Linux Fest
Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence, KS

The first in a yearly conference series to promote the sharing of knowledge and code in Kansas. a Yearly Open Source (Free/Libre Open Source Software) and Open Knowledge Festival for Kansas


24 – 26 March 2015
FLOSS UK Spring Conference 2015
Hilton York
York, England

This is the UK’s only conference aimed specifically at systems and network administrators. It attracts a large number of professionals from sites of all shapes and sizes. As well as the technical talks, the conference provides a friendly environment for delegates to meet, learn, and enjoy lively debate on a host of subjects. Sample presentations:

Intrusion Detection using the Linux Audit System
An introduction to Btrfs
Enhancing ssh for Security & Utility


Listener Feedback:

show (at) smlr.us or 734-258-7009
Claudio – I, too, was glad to hear that #! was back, but it seems that these are more like splinters of the original than the original actually coming back. Larry Cafiero wrote about this a bit ago on FOSS Force and it seems to have caused some controversy in the comments especially since he himself is part of another project looking to do the same.


Outtro Music

Clock by Gianluca Bove

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