“Linux Against Humanity” – expansion set for “Cards Against Humanity”

Roughly a year ago I released a Linux-themed expansion pack for Cards Against Humanity — named, simply, “Linux Against Humanity”.

lahThe expansion pack was released under the same license as Cards Against Humanity itself (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA), allowing anyone to download and print out their own set.  Good times were had by all.

Then I re-did my website and the old announcement pages disappeared, making Linux Against Humanity hard to find.

I’ve fixed that.

You can now grab it right from the Lunduke.com “Book Store“.  Which is a lot like a normal book store… except everything is free to download, has no DRM of any kind, and is all made available under such wonderful licenses as the Creative Commons.

You can also grab it from GitHub.  Seriously.  This is a Cards Against Humanity expansion pack with a GitHub repository all to itself.  Just how I roll.

Three things I would be dumb to not mention at this point:

  1. While you’re over on the “Book Store” page… might as well grab a few of my books while you’re there.  They are free under the Creative Commons.  Freedom is cool.
  2. Making all of this free was made possible by my supporters on Patreon.  Every single one of them deserves a high-five.  If you’d like to see me spend more time on projects like this (and my books, videos, etc.) consider dropping a couple of dollars into the cup.  [Here’s a video explaining how this works.]
  3. Feel free to spread this far and wide.  It’s free.  For you.  For me.  For everyone.  Especially your Aunt Tabitha.  Definitely email this to your Aunt Tabitha.

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.


1080p Wallpaper



HD! Woooooo!

New show! “Lunduke & Whatnot (with Matt)”

I’ve joined forces with Matt Hartley to create a new, weekly, video show over on my YouTube channel.

We call it “Lunduke & Whatnot (with Matt)”.  And it is a freaking delightful romp.  Here’s a few nuggets of wisdom about this production from the heavens:

  • No ads.  None.  Because ads get annoying.  Fast.
  • The two hosts have never done a show together before — yet they have both hosted the same show at different times.  I know.  Crazy, right?
  • New episode every week.

For the first episode we talk with Michael Hall (community manager at Canonical) about the Ubuntu BQ 10 inch tablet — and the overall Ubuntu mobile / convergence experience.

If you haven’t already, subscribe to my YouTube channel.  That’s where you’ll find each new episode.

Linux is #@&%ing Weird — The Video

File this under the “I forgot to post about this on my blog” category…

Back in April I attended LinuxFest NW.  As usual, it was delightful.  Got the opportunity to give a few presentations (including a Q&A on openSUSE).

My big presentation was titled simply “Linux is #@&%ing Weird“.  It was, in a nutshell, me talking about a boatload of the weird (and wonderful) devices and places where you can find Linux.  Fair warning: there are a few naughty words in here.  It’s for the grown-ups.  🙂  Just broke 100,000 views on my YouTube Channel, to boot.  All-in-all, pretty happy with how that came out.

On that note, my “Linux Sucks 2016” video — which was recorded a few months back at the Southern California Linux Expo and features cameos from the likes of Richard Stallman, Jim Whitehurst, Cory Doctorow and Piers Anthony — is steadily closing in on 400,000 views.

Does that make me smile?

Yes.  Yes, it does.

Oh, and a huge thanks goes out to my supporters on Patreon.  They make it possible for me to afford the travel and recording costs for creating these videos.  Without their support (and the support of the conferences brave enough to give me a podium) these videos wouldn’t be happening.  A hearty Internet-based high-five to you all.

Final signed “Linux is Badass” shipped!

2016-05-11 10.55.30Phew!  The last signed, hardback copy of “Linux is Badass” has been packaged and shipped.

That was a way bigger undertaking than I thought it would be.  Next time I decide to do something like this… somebody remind me of how much work it was.  🙂

Those of you waiting for your copy — it should be arriving on your doorstep soon!  I’m not 100% sure how long it’ll take to arrive for each of you (they mostly went out via the inexpensive media mail… so however long that typically takes).

More “Linux is Badass” books on the way!

Last month I did a big, bulk order of hardback copies of my book, Linux is Badass.  The number of you crazy kids that wanted a signed copy was absolutely, astoundingly overwhelming.

And, on that front I’ve got some great news — followed by slightly annoying news for a few of you (17 of you, to be exact).

2016-05-11 10.55.30First, the good news:  This is a picture of the very last of the books that I have left to sign and mail out.  I originally planned to mail them off within about a week of getting the books delivered to me — I had no idea how much time it would take to sign and ship that many books.  Hell, if I’m being honest, I only expected to have a few dozen of you order books anyway.  I was, apparently, very wrong on my estimate.  Took me a few weeks to sign and ship the small mountain of books… but I finally managed to do it!

The bad news: I’m short 17 books.  No joke.  I’d like to say I have a good excuse for getting the order number wrong… but somewhere along the line I missed 17 of you.  How?  I haven’t the foggiest.  I even have a spreadsheet I use to track it all.  Best guess is that I have a mild case of Dumb-ass-itis.  (This would explain a great many things.)

The better news that makes the bad news not so bad: I’ve already put in an order for those 17 books (plus an extra handful just in case I still haven’t learned how to count properly).  Those should be arriving here around the beginning of next week and I’ve set aside some dedicated time to sign and ship all 17 out right away.  Which means, if you haven’t received your copy yet, you will very soon.

I feel rather bad about the delay my inability to do basic math has caused for a few of you.  I’m trying to think up a good way to show my appreciation for those of you who were so patient for your copy to arrive.  I don’t have any good ideas yet, but am open to suggestions!  Maybe I could doodle a little picture on the inside cover of each one or something.  That way those 17 are extra, super-duper special.  Hmm.  I have a few days to come up with something fun.

Shaking things up.

The old Lunduke.com has been running for years and years.  And it was a total freaking mess; I wanted something more from it than it was possible to get.

So I archived it and started from scratch with a simple website specifically existing to make it easy to publish the kind of things that I want to be publishing.

So.  There you have it.  Pretty simple.  Nothing exciting.  Except for me.