“Lunduke Hour” hits 31k subscribers, more guests, events

HOLY GUACAMOLE WHAT IS GOING ON?!

In the last 20 days, my dorky little YouTube channel has grown to over 31 thousand subscribers.

And then there’s the guests — so awesome.  Earlier today was an interview with the Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation… two weeks before that it was MC Frontalot.  How crazy is that?  Why these amazing people keep agreeing to hang out on my show… is beyond me.  But, hey!  I won’t object!

LinuxFest NorthWest

Just wrapped up a trip to the ever-excellent LinuxFest NW — a community-run Linux conference up north of Seattle.

My first show, on the first day, started at 9:30am (“They’re Watching You“).  Four back-to-back shows later (in the same room, luckily, so I only needed to set up the recording equipment once) I got a chance to take a break and kick my feet up for a couple hours… before the big conference party.  Good food and game-show (pub-style) with nerd trivia.  The conference organizers invited me to host the event and… how could I turn that down?  I got to play Nerd-Game-Show-Host for a night.  Had a total blast.

Videos for the first 3 are already up on the YouTube channel; The 4th one should be up shortly (once I get it edited).

Talked to some remarkable people and had a truly excellent weekend.

Now seems like a damn good time to thank everyone for their support (including the supporters on Patreon).  None of this would have been doable with you.  And a big thanks to the show sponsors: System76 and Pogo Linux.  You rule.

“Lunduke Hour” on a roll – 30k subscribers, Stallman, & more

The Lunduke Hour“, my daily computing/nerd show, just turned 3 months old — and, holy moly, things are getting fun.

Over 30,000 Subscribers

The YouTube channel is growing like crazy.  Two months ago it was at 20k.  Now it’s up over 30k.

And, what’s better, the rate of growth is increasing.  You can’t see me right now… but I’m doing a happy dance.

Awesome Guests

Over the first 3 months of the show, I’ve been able to talk with some amazing people.  But two stand out at me as being the most exciting.

Richard Stallman (founder of GNU and the Free Software Foundation).

Stewart Cheifet (host of the legendary Computer Chronicles TV show of the 1980s and 1990s).

I’ve been lucky enough to have guests on to talk about everything from “desktop Linux” to “3D printing” to “Internet decentralization” to “mobile hardware”.  It’s been an absolute blast for me.  The fact that so many of you are enjoying it too is just icing on the cake.

Upcoming Events

With the final “Linux Sucks” released about a month back (and already watched over 200,000 times), many people have asked me what’s next in terms of me getting up on stage and doing shows along those lines.

Of course, I’m not done.  🙂

In fact, in just a little over two weeks, on the weekend of May 6th and 7th, I will be at LinuxFest NorthWest (in Washington State).  I’m currently scheduled to record 4 shows.  One being a live version of “The Lunduke Hour” with a special guest (to be announced as we get closer) and another being something I call, simply, “They’re Watching You.”

Much fun will be had.  And, of course, videos will appear up on my YouTube channel for those that can’t make it in person.  (Though, if you can, I highly recommend it.  LinuxFest NW is a lot of fun and free to attend.)

Quick Round of Thanks

I want to take this moment to thank all of you for making this possible.

From the amazing supporters on Patreon (who also get access to the audio podcast version of the show) to System 76 and Pogo Linux for helping to sponsor the show.  This support has allowed the show to upgrade the hardware being used (new cameras, etc.) and fund the travel budget for doing the live shows.  Your support has directly made the show better.

And to those that help in other ways: The simple act of watching the show and talking about it with others has helped this little show to spread far and wide.  And that simply wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.  Thank you.

Seriously.  There is not a high-five big enough to express my gratitude for all of you.

Lunduke Hour: Jan-17-2017, Dell Linux Hardware w/Barton George

When I retired from Bad Voltage — a truly excellent podcast by some truly excellent dudes — I alluded to a few new things for me on the horizon.

This is the first of those things.

A new show.  I call it, simply, “The Lunduke Hour”.

A daily show (Monday through Thursday) tackling a single topic (or guest) in each episode.  Focusing on important things, like:

  • The intersection of technology and politics.
  • The tech topics that the major media outlets get wrong.
  • Security and Privacy.
  • Free and Open Source Software (including Linux).
  • Other nerdy stuff that isn’t getting the attention it deserves.

This is the first episode.  I’ll be making a few tweaks — really fine tuning the show — as we go.  Which should happen pretty quickly.  What with me doing a new episode 4 days in a row, each week.  I’ll be adding non-YouTube viewing/listening options, bit by bit.  For now, YouTube is the way to go.  Subscribe to my channel, follow me on Twitter, or be one of my patron’s over on Patreon to get notified when new episodes go live.

Oh, and yes.  I will be making this into a live show soon, as well.

 

Every book & video by Bryan Lunduke: Now Free under Creative Commons

As of today every book, comic book, and video I produce is being released, for free, under a Creative Commons license.

free-cultureThis includes:

  • Linux is Badass – The book that made me a “Best-selling Essayist” on Amazon.com.
  • Road-Sign Hank & The Aliens – The comic book that Wired and Ain’t It Cool News loved.
  • Linux for Hank – The children’s book about Linux.
  • All of my presentations – Including “Linux Sucks“.
  • And a whole bunch of other books and videos.

What this means to you:

  • You can download & enjoy my works.  For free.
  • You can modify & distribute my works for non-commercial use (so long as you give credit to me).
  • No DRM.  (This isn’t really new.  I’ve never liked DRM.)
  • See that “Book Store” link up at the top of the page?  You can download all my books right from there.

How you can help me to make more books, podcasts, videos and whatnot:

  • Become a monthly patron.  Tossing me even a single dollar, when done in a large group, adds up quickly.
  • Don’t want to become a recurring patron?  Toss me a buck.  Click on the Tip Jar on the side of this page.
  • Want to help but have no moolah to spare?  No problemo!  Send people my books.  Post links to my videos.  Tell them how nice I smell.  Spread the word!

Here’s a quick video that covers all the basics about why I’m doing this.  Watch it.  Share it.  Support Free Culture.

“Linux & Whatnot” – So many Linux-y guests

LandWThere have, to date, been 5 episodes of “Linux & Whatnot“. And, in those five episodes we have had 12 (twelve) amazing guests take part in our round-table discussions.

These aren’t your average schlubs, either!  These are some of the best, most remarkable, attractive, and nice-smelling schlubs on the whole planet.  Just look at this mind-blowing list-o-schlubs:

  1. Michael Hall – Ubuntu / Canonical Community Manager
  2. Steven Vaughan-Nichols – Contributing Editor CBS / ZDnet
  3. Rikki Endsley – Community Manager, opensource.com
  4. Whitson Gordon – Editor in Chief at How-To Geek, Former Editor at LifeHacker
  5. Barton George – Senior Technologist, DELL
  6. Carl Richell – Director of Absolutely Everything, System76
  7. Ikey Doherty – Founder of Solus
  8. Martin Wimpress – Founder of Ubuntu MATE
  9. Daniel Fore – Founder of elementary
  10. Jordan Keyes – Linuxy YouTuber
  11. Joe Collins – Linuxy YouTuber
  12. AJ Reissig – Linuxy YouTuber

Here’s a playlist of the Linux & Whatnot episodes (in case you’d like watch them all but avoid the other fantastic, life-changing videos on the rest of my channel).  Oh.  And we have an audio-only podcast feed as well.  Because we love ya.

We even have our own Sub-reddit for the show now.  How bonkers is that?

Here’s the most recent episode (“The Linux YouTubers”) for your enjoyment.

Linux Poetry (+ Wallpaper) – Linux Mint

When I re-designed my fancy-pants website I neglected to re-post a lot of the random, goofy stuff that used to be here.  Poetry, wallpaper, comics… that sort of thing.

Time to-repost it.  At least… some of it.  The stuff that people asked for (or the stuff I thought was fun).  That way it has a home.

Let’s start out with a few little poems about Linux Mint (I’ll post the others later).  Along with nice, big wallpaper versions.

MintIsNotUbuntuSmall

MintIsNotUbuntuWallpaper
1080p Wallpaper

 

MintLicenseUbuntuSmall

MintLicenseUbuntuWallpaper
HD! Woooooo!