Linux For The Rest Of Us #168 – Email Roundup

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux!

With the DoorToDoorGeek aka Steve McLaughlin and Cody Cooper

Episode 168 Show Notes

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Sherwyn writes:


I believe we can use linux to show people how you can teach your kids to use a free, fun kid friendly OS that’s geared directly to their age group ( as an example.

Or Sonar Linux howto getting started :).

Mark writes:

Love your podcast!

You asked for a video topic to cover for new Linux users. I have one for you:

How to best setup/partition your hard drives for dual-booting both Windows and Linux.

But here’s the rub: many of us nowadays have multiple hard drives – both an SSD and a larger HD. So a video that lays out optimal setup for those of us with both an SSD and a HD would be ideal.



Niels writes:


A thing that would be great to talk about in terms of video-related

topics would be screencasting and streaming. How can one record a

screencast or stream to sites like Twitch. When doing a screencast, what

are the best tools to edit it afterwards.

For example I am relatively new to Linux and still search an easy and

reliable way to stream to Twitch for example. ScreenStudio is great but

I can’t get it really to work in Manjaro, now I am using Simple

Screenrecorder but that is fiddly and I didn’t try yet how I set it up

with an external mic.

And I haven’t looked yet how I can not also stream the game but also a

video of my webcam at the same time.

In addition I’d like to enter the LastPass-giveaway ^^

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Ric writes:

From (;_ylt=AwrBJSCixPJTJDcAVsHQtDMD )

Taking about some “nerve problems” he has, the Pope said:

“Must treat them well, these nerves, give them mate (an Argentine stimulant tea) every day,”

Hmmmm….wonder if Cinnamon would help? 😉


Michael writes:

Thank you very much for your time, effort and spirit of giving that you have exhibited over the years. Not one podcast goes by without me learning something new about Linux and Open Source Software. But with this being said, there were a few couple of points where you were less than spot on in your last episode.

Currently, I’m a student of front-end web development at a local community college. Additionally, I blog about web development with open source software, and finally, I’m working on an open source project of my own. As a result, I tend to listen to a lot of podcasts about my craft, read the trade magazines, and subscribe to a lot of newsletters pertaining to the use of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

In your latest episode, you gave the impression that JavaScript is insecure. This sentiment is only somewhat accurate. The worst threat JavaScript tends to pose is when it is employed in a Cross-side Scripting Attack(XSS). The threat posed by XSS is easily mitigated through the use of best practices, such as not letting users submit HTML inside of form data. Every programming language has similar vulnerabilities, and its every coder’s responsibility to keep their product secure.

The other point I’d like to discuss is that although JavaScript is currently (but to a lesser degree), used for animation, it was never intended to be its sole purpose. Examples of how JavaScript benefits user experience range from lessening load time through the use of AJAX, to pre-server side form validation, to many of the APIs used in the current HTML5 spec such as geolocation, offline data storage, and real-time video communication. Finally, JavaScript is used to implement HTML5 and CSS3 like features in older browsers.

At the end of the day, every tool in the W3C spec has its own specific use. HTML is intended to provide content to the user in an accessible manner. CSS is intended to define the websites presentation, and JavaScript (when used correctly) introduces a behavioral layer to the site that enhances user experience.

Finally, I had an opportunity to look at the tools in the designzum article posted in your show notes. Many of the tools described (including Bluefish) are dated and don’t adequately support the HTML5 specification. With your approval, I’d like to send you a list of the tools, I myself employ in my own day to day coding.

Once again, I thank you and Coop for broadcasting such a quality show, and hope I didn’t come off as a total schmuck. I just want to make sure that you and the community have the most complete and up to date information pertaining to what we discussed. Thanks again.


John writes:

Cody / Door,

Greetings from England, the land of real ales and awesome bacon.

The Vegimite UK alternative you eluded to is on show #164 is Marmite (

It’s a yeast extract and has been around since 1902 and I believe predates Vegimite by 20 years. A by product of the brewing process it’s actually made from beer! It’s one of those strange English inventions that you either love or hate with passion, there seems to be no middle ground. They even advertise it as “You either a love or hate it!”, with “I Hate Marmite” tee-shirts!

There is an independent web site at ( that explains all. I’m surprised you guys don’t like it, with its incredibly salty, savoury flavour (like bacon) and it’s beer roots, but then you are from the country that gave the world aerosol cans of cheese and semi-liquid marshmallow fluff in a jar! 🙂

Cheers guys,

BigJohn aka hexpek

Israel writes:

hi my name is israel and i just wanted to say that i love your podcasts of linux and i had a question. i installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and it is an hp envy. it has a fingerprint scanner on it. i cannot figure out how to get it to work on linux please help and thank you so much i love your podcasts


Door and Cody,

Have either of you used the Synergy Android beta or any other program to give that ability to your tablets? I haven’t rooted my tablet yet and this is the first thing to give me reason to. Curious about your thoughts.

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