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David Whitman


Host ID: 209
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episodes: 11

1474 - A behind the Curtian Look at OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) with Pokey and David | 2014-03-27

Thanks to Pokey for being the expert in this oggcast. Note: The song 'Do The Hokey Pokey is copywrited'

http://osmand.net

Functionality

OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All map data can be stored on your device's memory card for offline use. Via your device's GPS, OsmAnd offers routing, with optical and voice guidance, for car, bike, and pedestrian. All the main functionalities work both online and offline (no internet needed). Some of the main features:

Navigation

  • Works online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad)
  • Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)
  • Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival
  • Supports intermediate points on your itinerary
  • Automatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the route
  • Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates

Map Viewing

  • Display your position and orientation on the map
  • Optionally align the map according to compass or your direction of motion
  • Save your most important places as Favorites
  • Display POIs (point of interests) around you
  • Can display specialized online tile maps
  • Can display satellite view (from Bing)
  • Can display different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional maps with customizable transparency
  • Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling

Use OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia Data

  • High quality information from the best collaborative projects of the world
  • Global maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or region
  • Wikipedia POIs, great for sightseeing (not available in free version)
  • Unlimited free download, directly from the app (download limit 16 map files in free version)
  • Always up-to-date maps (updated at least once a month)
  • Compact offline vector maps
  • Select between complete map data and just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB, or 200 MB for the road network only)
  • Also supports online or cached tile maps

Safety Features

  • Optional automated day/night view switching
  • Optional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed it
  • Optional speed-dependent map zooming
  • Share your location so that your friends can find you

Bicycle and Pedestrian Features

  • The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities
  • Special routing and display modes for bike and pedestrian
  • Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names
  • Optional trip recording to local GPX file or online service
  • Optional speed and altitude display
  • Display of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin)

Directly Contribute to OpenStreetMap

  • Report map bugs
  • Upload GPX tracks to OSM directly from the app
  • Add POIs and directly upload them to OSM (or later if offline)
  • Optional trip recording also in background mode (while device is in sleep mode)

OsmAnd is open source and actively being developed. Everyone can contribute to the application by reporting bugs, improving translations, or coding new features. The project is in a lively state of continuous improvement by all these forms of developer and user interaction. The project progress also relies on financial contributions to fund the development, coding, and testing of new functionalities. By buying OsmAnd+ you help the application to be even more awesome! It is also possible to fund specific new features, or to make a general donation on osmand.net. http://osmand.net

OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions)

GPL


1426 - A Visit to Reglue | 2014-01-20

Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education. Reglue, in a nutshell, gives free Linux computers to under privileged children and their families. From their website:

According to our estimates and those of the Austin Independent School District, there are over 5000 Austin students who cannot afford a computer or Internet access. Reglue wants to reduce that number by as much as we can. Since 2005 we have provided 1102 disadvantaged Austin-area kids and their families a computer. These kids cannot grow and compete with their peers unless they have a computer and Reglue focuses on giving these kids the tools they need.

http://www.reglue.org/

To find out more about Ken Starks - Find him on Google+

Ken's Blog http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2009/08/let-their-eyes-be-opened.html


1268 - Whats in my bag | 2013-06-12

A short episode by me: "David Whitman" about things I carry in my backpack which is my go to work bag. Normally there would be food in ther but it is Sunday morning and thankfully I have left no food in the bag. Food ideally goes to work and is consumed but there have been those times.........the forgotten orange etc.


1246 - David Whitman On Location at LinuxFest Northwest | 2013-05-13

LFNW Garage Sale Booth - old computer stuff sold to support the fest http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Bill Wright at the LFNW World Famous Raffle http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

EFF / TOR Table -https://www.eff.org https://www.torproject.org/

DW does a cheesy Lightening Talk about HPR.

Martin Obando http://www.obandocomputing.com

Mozilla http://mozilla.com/

Larry the Crunchbang guy http://www.crunchbang.org/

OrangeFS Amy Cannon http://orangefs.org/

Dice.com Nathan James www.Dice.com

Linux Automation - Beer! http://www.linuxautomation.org/

Fedora Project http://fedoraproject.org/

iSEC Partners https://www.isecpartners.com/

Acquia https://www.acquia.com/

Linode http://www.linode.com/

OpenBSD http://www.openbsd.org/

Free Software Foundation www.fsf.org

Linux Professional Institute www.lpi.org

GSLUG http://gslug.org/ Ubuntu Washington http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-washington/ KDE www.kde.org


1214 - LinuxFest Northwest is April 27, 28,2013 | 2013-03-28

LinuxFest Northwest is April 27, 28, 2013 - an Interview with Jakob Perry http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Series/Tags: Show notes, Jakob Perry, LinuxFest Northwest, beer, Linux, Bellingham, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Linux Users Group

An interview with Jakob Perry by David Whitman

LinuxFest Nothwest is to be held April 27, 28, 2013

Website is http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Plan to attend if you can.

LinuxFest Northwest is an annual event produced by the Bellingham Linux Users Group, and volunteers from other northwest U.S. open source users groups. It is held on the campus of Bellingham Technical College (directions at the BTC website under ABOUT BTC). The Fest features Linux and open source experts and aficionados sharing their experience and enthusiasm with a wide variety of free and open source technologies.

This generally means that there will be a lot of smart people who come with something to share and a desire to learn. This is a low cost/high value event that's held on a weekend, so there are also folks who don't usually go to commercial conferences. All in all, it's a lot of fun with fresh faces on eager people.


0988 - LFNW: Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services | 2012-05-15

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services

Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services organized a group of volunteer sign language interpreters for the Linux Fest.
http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/sponsor/mckenna-interpreting-services
If you want to get more information about how to organize sign language interpretation at your event contact Dawn at spiderterp@gmail.com
Dawn had a very cool computer mouse with a spider trapped inside.
The HPR table was next to this group and these folks were really fun to be around. Lots of energy and you could tell they were really into their craft.
Thanks to all the volunteer sign language interpreters! YOU ROCK!


0987 - LFNW: Larry Cafiero - the Crunchbang guy | 2012-05-15

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Larry Cafiero - the Crunchbang guy

http://larrythecrunchbangguy.wordpress.com/category/lfnw/

Larry the CrunchBang Guy is Larry Cafiero, 54, who runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, which provides Free/Open Source Software solutions for the small business/home office environment. He has been an advocate for Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) since the fall of 2006. Toward the end of 2006, he had an epiphany or satori regarding the social, philosophical, political and economic benefits of using FOSS on his favored hardware, which at the time consisted of the Mac PowerPC platform (although he has warmed up to Intel machines as of late). He organized a project to promote GNU/Linux which turned out to be the Lindependence events in Felton, California, in 2008. Larry’s brush with fleeting fame came in 2006 as the Green Party’s candidate for Insurance Commissioner in California (270,218 votes, 3.2 percent). He has been using CrunchBang on a regular basis since July 2011.

See Larry's video of his LFNW Presentation at: http://archive.org/details/LinuxfestNorthwest2012


0986 - LFNW: Interview with Scott Newlon of MintCast | 2012-05-13

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

mintCast

mintCast is "a podcast by the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux." Keep up to date on the latest happenings in the Mint community along with reviews and tutorials on how to get the most out of you Linux system.

http://www.mintcast.org/

I interviewed Scott on April 29, 2012 at a picnic table outdoors.
dw


0985 - LFNW: A Short Talk with Thomas Stover | 2012-05-10

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Thomas Stover presented: User Space C Development Contact Thomas at: http://www.thomasstover.com/

A special Thank You to Thomas for the interview.


0958 - KDE Gathering-Plasma Active-THE Tablet | 2012-04-03

KDE will get hosting a regional meeting of KDE for the Northwestern United States April 28 and 29, 2012 at LinuxFest Northwest http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Akademy 2012 30th June - 6th July 2012, Tallinn, Estonia http://akademy.kde.org/

KDE is 15 years old Kool Desktop Environment

KDE desktop is called the Plasma Workspace Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. (from Wikipedia)

Owncloud http://owncloud.org/

Krita - Painting and Image Editing http://www.kde.org/applications/graphics/krita/

This OS is open unlike other tablet operating systems. plasma-active.org

http://makeplaylive.com/ Vivaldi Tablet

Anyone can attend this KDE gathering which is co-located with LinuxFest Northwest Plasma Active is not locked down and has office applications

Calligra http://www.calligra-suite.org/ Word Processor,spreadsheet presentation software, drawing optimized for touch

Calendaring, PIM aspect to KDE has been refocused to touch and is avaiable right now

Some KDE programs are still being optimized for the touch environment

Qt-questions about it's openness has been resolved

Might be some Raspberry PI's at the gathering and they will be raffled after the KDE coders get done with them at the LinuxFest Northwest world famous raffle.

You can make your own tablet and use the OS for your project.

OS uses Qt and C++

QT Quick http://qt.nokia.com/qtquick/

A continuation of Megoo - Mer http://merproject.org/

Can be used on some smart phones

basyskom.com

Check out KDE and Plasma Active

These notes based on the interview by David Whitman with Carl Symons and John Blanford for Hacker Public Radio.


0946 - HPR Interview David Whitman with Carl Symons and John Blanford | 2012-03-19

SHOW NOTES
HPR Interview David Whitman with Carl Symons and John Blanford
LinuxFest Northwest 2012
Bellingham, Washington 98225 USA
April 28th & 29th, 2012
http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/
Admission Free
or support the fest as an Individual Supporter -
60 USD
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Sessions
A’salt’ing Your Computers *
Accessibility: It’s about you!-(Beginner)
Alan Turing: The First 100 years, by author George Dyson
Alpha Geek
Amazon and the Future of the Open Cloud
An Intro to CrunchBang
Ask Your Users: Redesigning the Western website for Drupal with user feedback (Beginner)
Automate Your Infrastructure With Chef
Automated License Plate Recognition use by law enforcement
BAIRS (Bellingham Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Society) (Beginner)
Blender: a 3D introduction
Border Crossings
Bring Intelligence Back to Your Scheduled Tasks
BSD Virtualization
Building my first module with Drupal!
Building RPMs for enterprise deployments
Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing
Creative camera control under GNU/Linux.
Creating Solutions with CentOS Studio
Custom Live Linux
Customizing Linux for the Classroom
Deploying an IaaS cloud with CloudStack
DIY Man in the Middle for Security and Privacy
Embedded Hardware Development In Linux
Enterprise Systems Management with Spacewalk
Fedena: Open Source School management system
Git Deep: A deep dive into Git
File Security: Lock Down Your Data
Free (as in speech) brewing (as in beer)
FreeNAS: Open Souce Storage Solution
Game Den
Get Cloudy!
Getting started with Ubuntu
Gnome 3 on it's own merit.
Help us get open source used in local schools
High Availability Clustering with Linux
Introduction to Drupal
Introduction to Joomla!
Introduction to the i3 Window Manager
jQuery Tips and Tricks
Jump Start with Symfony2
kismet BOF
Lean startup overview/The Idea Lab
Lean startup/Agile development
Linux SSTP Server - VPN For Windows Clients
Linux Alternative Rescue Disk
Linux Groups 2.1: Noob Morning in America
Linux Logical Volume Manager Advanced Topics
Linux Made Easy
Linux Performance Analysis
Linux Permissions
Linux SSTP Server - VPN For Windows Clients
Logical Volume Management: Maximize your Hard Disk Space
Meet Fedora: The Not-So-Miraculous story of a successful community, and where the Fedora Project is today.
Messaging for Free Software Groups and Projects
Microcomputer Firmware Development using Linux
Minimizing IT Infrastructure Costs in a Stressed Economy
Monitoring What Matters
Multitouch linux- Utouch and Ginn
MySQL Overview
MySQL Security Beyond The Obvious
Open Source On The Farm
Open Source Software and the Healthcare Data Revolution
openSUSE--It's not just a distro!
ownCloud - Your Cloud, Your Data, Your Way!
Panel Forum with ACLU and EFF
Penetration Testing at the Speed of Metasploit
Perl Regular Expressions
PHP Multitasking without forking
Polyglot Paas Without Vender Lock-In
Powerful Team Collaboration with Trac
Prerequisites for success in the cloud
Programming Location Based Services applications w/Qt
Repairing a Hacked Drupal Website
Revvy - Are your programs out of date?
rshall: A Tool for Managing Hosts in Parallel
Security Enhanced Linux for Mere Mortals
Scalable HTML5 Video Player - Development, Extensibility and Targeting Multiple Platforms
Security Worst Practices
Software Patents: What You Can Do
Supporting Classrooms - 101
Teaching Linux and Linux System Administration as Distance Education Classes
The future of web's video – Open, Streamlined, Exciting
The LFNW World Famous Raffle
The MySQL Diaspora in 2012
The new MySQL eco-system
The MySQL Ecosystem Meets the Cloud
Traffic Redirection With Apache
The Pop Culture Guide To Open Source
Tutorium
User Space C Development
Using BackTrack 5 for fun and profit.
Using the Red Hat Storage Software Appliance (Gluster)
Utilizing Travis CI
We are Legion: Decentralizing the Web
What Makes Android Tick
What's new in MariaDB 5.5 and what's coming in MariaDB 5.6
Why Linux Does Not Suck (Not Even A Little)
Why Linux Sucks (As Usual)
Wireshark as used by a non-guru
XenClient: Client-side virtualization, and how to take Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offline
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Friday night- Tech Night Gathering
Meet and Greet, Job Fair, meet and socialize with other Linux Geeks/ Users

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Saturday after-Fest party
Appetizers, drinks, dessert, celebration, fun, games and conversation for LFNW attendees at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention (formerly the American Museum of Radio and Electricity) (1312 Bay Street). 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.



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