Spam Spam Spam Humbug: Episode 3 Live

The third episode of Spam Spam Spam Humbug, the Ultima Codex podcast, is now live, and is also available here for download. In this episode, we take a look at the fact that reducing something to raw numbers isn’t necessarily the best way to appreciate its beauty. Or, to put it another way, Kotaku commits journalism with a grand article about the Homeworld Remastered soundtrack. Also discussed are useful Windows applications, encryption software, and sundry other gaming topics.

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  • #24025
    WtF Dragon
    WtF Dragon
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    Spam Spam Spam Humbug: Episode 3 Live

    Proving once again that reducing something to raw numbers isn’t necessarily the best way to appreciate its beauty: Kotaku commits journalism with a grand article about the Homeworld Remastered soundtrack. Also: useful Windows applications, encryption software, and sundry other gaming news.

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  • #24049
    Goldenflame
    Goldenflame
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    I just chain listened to these. I agree that some of these topics are really begging to be a roundtable- podcast 2, for instance.

    My personal preference would be to shy away from formats like #3- a substantial chunk of it was basically you reading a web article to us. Unless the article is Ultima or game-centric, I’m not sure that’s interesting enough to not just merit a shout out and a link on the site.

    But yeah, round tables and interviews I think would be great. I’d even be up for rounding a table once in a while if you needed warm bodies down an ethernet cable.

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    • #24069
      WtF Dragon
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      Valid points all! Let’s try make a group session out of the next podcast, then. We’ll plan for a quick audio test Monday night, and a recording session on Tuesday night starting between 8:00 and 8:30 PM Mountain Time.

      I’ve created a thread to plan the topic of the fourth episode here. That’s also where links for the audio test and the Hangout on the night of the recording will be posted.

  • #24085
    Boolean Dragon
    Boolean Dragon
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    Playing an arranged vocal version of my favorite song from Ultima Exodus during the show closing was pretty awesome. One nitpick, though. Ubuntu is pronounced “oo boon too”. Something like Lubuntu then would be pronounced “loo boon too”.

    UNetbootin (universal network boot installer) and Yumi both create bootable pen drives with a Linux distro. It’s the same as burning a Linux distro iso to a CD/DVD except faster and allows persistent OS/filesystem modifications. What you want is to use UNetbootin with an Ubuntu derivative such as Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon (http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=172) and take advantage of UNetbootin’s “Space used to preserve files across reboots” option. This will allow you to install the binary drivers for your video card (only if you’re using an NVIDIA chipset/card), reboot, and use the distro with full video hardware acceleration. This will be essential when you’re doing things like playing Sylph. 🙂

    Anyway, that was a good show. I’m caught up now, having also listened to the previous two.

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    • #24100
      WtF Dragon
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      Playing an arranged vocal version of my favorite song from Ultima Exodus during the show closing was pretty awesome.

      You can thank Andrew Darovich from the UDFC for that; he dropped a link to it on Facebook about a week ago.

      One nitpick, though. Ubuntu is pronounced “oo boon too”. Something like Lubuntu then would be pronounced “loo boon too”.

      Heh…yeah, I did actually know that. But for the first year or two after becoming aware of said distro, most of the people I knew who used it pronounced it with the “uh” rather than the “oo”, and that’s just what’s gotten stuck in my head as a result.

      Props for the Mint shout-out; that’s my preferred distro as well when I need to spin up Linux for anything.

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