Sneak Peak in the Latest LQ Podcast

I just posted the latest Podcast. In it I give the URL to the site I was talking about here. You should listen to the Podcasts ;) Don't worry though, I'll also give the URL here. Inspired by sites such as and, this new site will allow you to not only share, tag and annotate the Linux and Open Source sites you frequent, but see what everyone else is sharing, tagging and annotating. Sort of a random stream of consciousness or instant snapshot of what is important to the community, right now. Thanks goes to Ricardo SIGNES who wrote Rubric, which powers the site. Please keep in mind that the site is beta. Feel free to test away and give as as much feedback as you can. Your feedback will improve the site. Without further ado:
–jeremy Turns Five

Two days ago, officially turned five. It still amazes me how far we have come in five years. For those of you how have spoken to me about LQ, you know that it's far exceeded my original expectations. We currently have almost 180,000 registered members and over 1,700,000 posts. We have participation from 8 of the top 10 most popular distributions. We're trying to build the largest general Linux knowledgebase on the web (all creative commons license for now, also looking into GFDL). LQ ISO has facilitated almost a million downloads. Our Linux Hardware Compatibility List has over 2,500 entries. We even have our own Linux Radio Show and Podcast. The list goes on and on. Additionally, we have a ton in store for the near future – including both adding enhanced features at existing sites and adding new sites. But most importantly despite our huge size we have managed to maintain a friendly open atmosphere that is conducive to both newbies and experts alike. I'd like to thank the terrific mod team and each and every member for that. They are what make LQ.

Cove Gnomedexer

As I mentioned earlier, I'll be attending the upcoming Gnomedex. The main room sold out and since I was a procrastinator, I'll be in the cove. What I'm wondering is, who else is in the cove? Only 30 tickets were made available and some still are available – I hope it's not just me in there ;) This will be my first Gnomedex and it looks like Chris has put together a really great package. I'm looking forward to attending. If you can make it, you should be there. If you haven't registered yet, you can even join me in the cove.

More on the LQ Radio Audio Improvements

Chatted with Doug Kaye from IT Conversations a little today about the audio quality of LQ Radio. He had given me a few tips in the past, and I just purchased the same audio processor that he uses for ITC to use for LQ Radio. I'll be using his suggestions for knob turning for the next Podcast. If you've never heard the quality releases that Doug does at IT Conversations, I encourage you to go take a listen. Thanks Doug.

LQ Radio Episode #1 Has Been Posted

I am proud to announce that the inaugural episode of the LQ Radio Show has been posted. We had to work through a couple of technical issues, but overall I think the show came out quite well. Thanks to Robin, John and Dave for agreeing to be the first panelists. If you have any feedback on the show, please post it to the LQ Radio site. I've attached one last audio reminder that the RSS feeds have moved from my blog to the LQ Radio site, to catch any last podcatchers that may be pointed here.

LQ Radio Interview #1 – Tom Adelstein and Sam Hiser

A little overdue, but LQ Radio is finally getting off the ground. The first LQ Radio show should be available next month and the first LQ Radio interview has been posted. The interview features Tom Adelstein and Sam Hiser. We cover a variety of topics and I think the end result is fantastic content wise. Skype gave us a huge amount of problems and we ended up ditching the p2p bit and I called both Sam and Tom via Skypeout. Let me know what you think.

Final Reminder – LQ Podcasts Have Moved

This is a final reminder that the LQ Podcasts have moved to the LQ Radio site. I've included an audio clip here to catch any of the remaining people using this feed for the LQ Podcasts. A new Podcast has just been posted, so head on over and listen.