Episode 49 #!Crunchbang

Posted in Crunchbang, Ubuntu at 7:54 am by ewlabonte

Well, the Lip is back. I apologize for the long delay. This episode I cover the installation of Crunchbang Linux. Crunchbang is based on Ubuntu Intrepid and uses Openbox for it’s window manager. You also get to hear my wife and I sniping at each other as I try to get her to participate in the podcast. Great fun for the whole family 😉 I hope to be more diligent at getting these out in the future.

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  1. Len Cooley said,

    December 31, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I’m sure it’s none of our business, but is there any more to the story than “I apologize for the long delay?” Lots of people count on some regularity of this podcast, and it just seems rather ‘flipant’ to pop in and say that. During your absence, I attempted to find a way to contact you. It was pretty apparent that you weren’t reading the comments here via email. The only email I could find on the net was a defunct one going to ‘labonte.com’. Is there an email address or method of contact that would have give one a reasonable expectation of getting thru to you?

  2. ewlabonte said,

    December 31, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Well I’ll take that as a compliment that you rely so much on this podcast. There is more to the story, but it’s all rather personal and I’d rather not go into it. Because of these reasons I wasn’t monitoring the site email, but I am now. If you’d rather email me at my personal email address it’s ewl at gnu-linux.us.

  3. Dave said,

    January 1, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Is ben still your co-host. He has not been helping you with the podcasts.

    Anyway, I’m glad to hear your back. But, please let us know if you plan to take some time off. Most people though that you had abandoned the show.

    Happy New Year!

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  5. Philip said,

    January 1, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Welcome back! I have been an avid listener for a number of years and I am really pleased to see you have revived the podcast — you have missed! I was even more pleased when I realised you were installing CrunchBang! Thank you. :)

  6. Philip said,

    January 1, 2009 at 1:46 am

    ^^ Doh, that should read, “you have been missed!”

    BTW, Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2009 at 12:40 am

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  8. Michael Kidd said,

    January 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    what was the name of that song you played right before you starting talking about putting the cd in the drive. it caught my attention. would love to hear it again. awesome show. glad to hear your back.

  9. ewlabonte said,

    January 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I’m glad you asked, Michael. I played it at the end of one of my episodes, I forget which one. But the instrument is a theremin. The first electronic music instrument ever created. (Patented by Leon Theremin in 1928). Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to master, and few people have. It’s been mostly relegated to scifi movie sound effects. But a few people still take it seriously. The intro to the 1951 movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” which I used as the intro music to this podcast, used it. I found a web site where Peter Pringle, a theremin master, publishes some of his recordings. The one I used was from “The Pavane” by Gabriel Faure and performed by Peter Pringle. It almost sounds like women’s voices but it’s a theremin.

    Listen to it here.

  10. David said,

    January 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Glad you see you are back to podcasting. CrunchBang is an interesting little distribution. Conky (with it’s RAM monitoring) really shows you how lean the system is. Mine showed under 256 megs of use with both Firefox and Abiword open. That is a pretty lean operating system. In comparison, my Vista box (using it’s memory gadget) shows memory usage at 1.2 GB just idling.

  11. Gatton said,

    February 3, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I am listening to this episode again. I’m really glad things are allowing you to resume the podcast Ed. I do have to shake my head at the people who whined so loudly in the comments during the hiatus. Podcasts are a labor of love for most of the people who do them. I really missed thelip during all this time but it never occurred to me to come here and suggest that Ed just give it up.

    Thanks for the new episodes and thanks for the ones on Slackware (one of my favorite distros.) Take care.

  12. vipseoweb said,

    June 2, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Described very exactly. Prove very useful.

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