2.5 Admins 09: Horrible hosts


Intel’s 7nm woes, hosts files, Mozilla’s VPN service, and automating ssh between remote hosts.



Heads roll at Intel after 7nm delay

Intel’s 7nm is busted, chips delayed, may have to use rival foundries to get GPUs out for US govt exascale super

AMD is now following Moore’s Law: More chips, more money, more pressure on Intel, more competition in the x86 space

AMD Says Zen 3 Consumer CPUs Will Launch This Year

Windows 10: HOSTS file blocking telemetry is now flagged as a risk

We test Mozilla’s new Wireguard-based $5/mo VPN service


Free consulting

We were asked about automating ssh between remote hosts. Allan mentioned SSH Mastery.



Late Night Linux – Episode 95


A look back at the year in Linux so far, some speculation about what’s coming, Lineage OS on the Raspberry Pi, and KDE Korner.


Lineage Love-in

OnePlus One, Sony Xperia XZ2 series, F(x)tec Pro1 get LineageOS 17.1

Lineage 17.1 on the Pi



Keep an eye on the Late Night Linux Extra feed


FOSS trends 2020

We take stock on the year in Linux and FOSS so far, and speculate on what we will see over the next few months.


KDE Korner

New Slimbook & here & Nate got one too

KDEnlive Tutorials & Coming in KDEnlive August – Modes

DigiKam becomes sentient

Wayland improvements coming to Plasma 5.20




Digital Ocean

This episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean. Go to do.co/lnl and get started with $50 of credit. Digital Ocean provides virtual private servers all over the world with full root access starting at $5 per month, and other great features like block storage and load balancers.



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The New Show 08: Fork Off Planet


When forking a project is appropriate, emojis in file names, and popey hand-waves away all the possible disasters that humanity might face.

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00:00:44 What characters should be allowed in a file name?
00:11:01 What’s the tipping point where you would fork a project?
00:21:06 Are we going to make it off this planet?