Author Archives: Ian Forrester

Techgrumps 67b: Techgrumps through a Prism

This time we have Tom Morris, David Eastman and Ian Forrester forming the old guard, with the new semi regular Natalia Buckley and returning guest Nathan Rae.

You can listen here on archive.org or download the podcast in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis formats

Topics today…

  1. Prism/GCHQ
    http://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/comments/1gwhsn/for_spiegel_tempora_is_front_page_news_apart_from/caoj21x
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/23/mi5-feared-gchq-went-too-far
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fbi-arrests-two-men-accused-of-plotting-to-kill-barack-obama-with-homemade-xray-weapon-8667553.html
    This story has has maker culture, Death Rays, the President, the KKK, the FBI – what more do you want? and “coincidently” was exposed this week (see 1.)
  2. More dating News from Ian as he talks about  Channel4’s mating season
  3. Microsoft back down over xboxone? Nathan’s Half Life Payment Idea
  4. San Francisco Google bus and assorted nonsense

 

Techgrumps 66: The cloud is the answer

This time we have Tom Morris, David Eastman and Ian Forrester forming the old guard, with the new semi regular Natalia Buckley and returning guest Andy Piper.

This episode is also known as the, hiding porn inside Vine inside YAML inside XML inside a RubyGem. Just make sure your RubyGem’s have the good validation otherwise don’t be surprised to find your porn owned… Surely thats p0wn’ed?

Topics for today…

  • Why does registration have to be so difficult?
  • Security has grabbed the agenda; Rails, gems and now Twitter
  • Antigua’s Legal Pirate Island
  • BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative
  • Eyefull of porn when using Vine

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Enjoy and be grumpy

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Techgrumps 65: HNY 2013 LOL

The techgrumps are now using Google Hangouts.

This time we have David Eastman and Ian Forrester forming the old guard, with semi regular Alan O’Donohoe and Maria Aretoulaki and Special Guest Kate Russell from BBC Click.

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Topics include,

  • Ubuntu everywhere (including your phone) and is Mark the new Steve?
  • Windows update killed my laptop (Ubuntu to the rescue)
  • Elite and Kickstarter,, they made the target and who else is deeply involved?
  • Mostly Harmless
  • HNY! well FU then!

Enjoy and be grumpy

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Techgrumps 64: Instap0rn?

And were back for some long dark and wet holiday ranting (sounds like a p0rno!)

The techgrumps are now using Google Hangouts

This time we have Tom Morris, David Eastman and Ian Forrester forming the crusty guard, with semi regular Alan O’Donohoe and Natalia Buckley

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Enjoy and be grumpy about the holidays…we may be back soon!

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Techgrumps 63: Your doing it wrong

And were back after a long holiday…

The techgrumps try using Google Hangouts complete with video, which you can imagine is very scary at 10pm on a Sunday night…

This time we have Tom Morris, David Eastman and Ian Forrester forming the old guard, with semi regular Alan O’Donohoe

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Enjoy and be grumpy

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Techgrumps 62: mumble mumble, clip clip

One of the worst sounding episodes we’ve done… mainly because we got sick of Skype and switched to mumble without checking the levels, etc… This time we have Tom Morris, David Eastman Ian Forrester forming the old guard, while theres the guests Abizer, Alan O’Donohoe and Andy Piper and Srdjan Todorovic.

Sorry again but Tom Morris clips way too much… Don’t say I didn’t tell you so!

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Be grumpy and if not after listening to this you will be…

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Techgrumps 61: What rhymes with bunting?

Were back once again with the renegade master…

The hackday debate may continue soon (when we can get everyone on a call, next week?)

This time we have Tom Morris, David Eastman and Ian Forrester forming the old guard, while theres the guests Alan O’Donohoe and Natalia Buckley.

Topics…

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Enjoy and be grumpy

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Techgrumps 60: If he’s a datasexual I’ve got a headache

We’re back to the tradition format of a few issues/grumps but the hackday debate may continue soon (when we can get everyone on a call).

This time we have Tom Morris and Ian Forrester forming the old guard, while theres the guests Alan O’Donohoe and Nathen Rae and we have newbie Neil Ford for the first time.

This time we talk about…

If you were under any illusion, this is a podcast for adults over 18 and certainly not safe for work… Trust me on this specially at the end!

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Enjoy and be grumpy

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Techgrumps 59: The perfect as the enemy of the hackday

This time we have a much smaller group of people on the podcast, Ian Forrester form the regulars. With guests Alan O’Donohoe and Ant Miller.

This time we’re all about Hackday and some thoughts about BarCamps. With stimulus from…

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Don’t forget to sign up for FSC hackday and of course Raspberry Jam

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Techgrumps 58: Now with added lube

Were back after a long holiday… Well ok an extended break which ran into Easter and beyond…

This time we have a bumper group of people.

Regulars Ian Forrester, David Eastman and Tom Morris.

With guests Alan O’Donohoe, Natalia buckley, Maria Aretoulaki, Nathan Rae, Oliver Keyes and Iris Todorovic

Topics include The Pirate Party UK, CISPA, Raspberry Pi Status, Money spent on space and a hint of Richard Stallman silliness.

You can download it in Mpeg3 or Ogg Vorbis from Archive.org as always.

Be grumpy and vote Pirate Party?

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