“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.

“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.

“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.