Episode LB-004×2 – MARS has a what?! Pictures don’t lie


So there are a few things we are changing. The naming convention of the show is reverting back, we’ve just released episode 127. Jonathan came on the show and bailed my butt out for not being prepared. HonkeyMagoo gives us the rundown on Damn Small Linux and Bill showed up for support. Below are some of the topics we touched on. More to come later this week.


1. What we have been up to
2. Any new linux or tech projects
3. What is new with LinuxBasix

Python Study Group:
1.What it is
2.When we are going to meet
3.where to go to sign up for the codeacademy.com

1.Security in Linux
2. What we use
3. What we might not use
4. What we should use and why
5. Is there a line between being secure and tin foil hat? (this has always been a question of mine that i dont have an answer for)

1.What is it
2.Where it can be found (home router, home server, firewall distros)
3.Commonly used ports

1.What is it
2.Example of how to use it to scan a Windows box using a live Linux distro

1.The final look
2.Put a fork in it it’s done

Consider this….

The above comes from – http://timster-howdarei.blogspot.com/2010/11/critical-thinking.html

As mentioned in previous posts we meet every Friday night at 9:00PM and every Saturday mornings at 10:00AM. I usually don’t show up on Friday evenings, its way past my bedtime. Among some of the topics discussed this morning was choices we make regarding our own professions. For myself, I have to start considering what my next steps are. I don’t want to become a windows admin, I just don’t care for it. However the larger question is, is it too late to become a linux admin? I’ve also considered taking a look at the security field as well. If there is one area that is experiencing a shortage of people, its the security field. I’m heavily leaning towards the security field. That being said, I’m straddling the fence between linux admin. Might as well keep moving toward the linux admin as well. After you identify your goal, what next? That is where I am now. More to come. I do plan on relooking at PC-BSD. This past weeks distrowatch news had a small section talking about the ZFS file system. I have to admit it peaked my interest enough to load PC-BSD in virtualbox and give it a go. I’ll give you more on this as I work more and more on this. For the moment I am still working on my ongoing review of Damn Small Linux. HonkeyMagoo has already posted a video on QEMU. I will be posting a link to that video at some point tomorrow. Just another reminder about our Python group. We are still trying to gauge people’s interest so if you want to be a part of this please email us at linuxbasix at gmail

So, ya wanna be a rock n roll star?

python logo

Ok, so programming in python has nothing to do with rock n roll…or does it? So I’m throwing this out there, Buyerbrown has been interested in starting a python group where we meet to discuss programming in python. This is for the beginner. The challenge for these types of get-togethers is this, finding a good guide, teacher, mentor, etc. With that in mind, the way I would like to approach it is this. Register for an account at Codecademy and once you have a login, look for a time and day we can get the ball rolling. We would meet once every two weeks to discuss the completed modules or talk about the problems we had and try and solve the issue together. That being said, I now need to gauge people’s interest in doing this. I’m proposing starting in May. This will give people time to spread the word and hopefully we can get a fair number of people going. I will start a thread in our forums for this under LinuxBasix Learning and Classes. Hope to see you there! Email us with any questions at linuxbasix at gmail



Please note, Door has sent me the login for the Linuxbasix at g m ai l dot c o m I will have a proper image of our email address. We are now monitoring the account so send us your questions or comments. I have also been speaking with John N about the show notes and older shows. We hope to have something in place this upcoming weekend. I’ve also had a chance to listen to the last Linuxbasix show and I think Artv61 and Chattr do a heck of a job. If you haven’t heard the latest, by all means scroll down and download the show. Next show will be recorded Saturday April 27 with myself and HonkeyMagoo. We will be following up on our ongoing review of Damn Small Linux. I will also be posting HonkeyMagoo’s video of qemu.

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!

We have the email! Kinda like smokin the pot. Well not really, we have a new email address – linuxbasix at the gmail dot com We’re kind of a slow moving behemoth that is starting to gain some speed! Come be a part of our juggernaut!

Feed the beast!

Here are the feeds, I’ll put them in a more manageable icon setup in a bit.



You know what’s nice? Its the new podcast that John Neusteter and Unixclubhouse. Before we got started with the current round of Linuxbasix, I was actually hoping to get both men on our show but they have their own thing. I like the way the show is setup. Basically the talk starts out tech and can fork off to any subject, whether it be tv, movies, or even music. I joined them two weeks ago and really had a great time. If you haven’t heard these shows yet, check it out, you won’t be disappointed! NICE-20.ORG


Art & Chattr discuss how they first discovered Linux and their preferred desktop environments.

Ach du lieber!! So many podcasts, so little time!

How do you do it??? This episode is hosted by HonkeyMagoo and Bruce. Enjoy the madness, it may be the chocolate eggs talking but I think we’re off to a fine start.

Cleaning the feeds to present to you, our first show!

Below is the first show which was recorded March 14th. Artv61, Chattr and aparanoidshell are your hosts!