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A podcast from Paul Miller about how to own technology.

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A podcast from Paul Miller about how to own technology.

    Linux on mobile with Linmob

    Linux on mobile with Linmob

    Peter's way to mobile Linux

    Motorola A780: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_A780
    Motorola A910: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_A910
    Openmoko Neo FreeRunner: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Neo_FreeRunner

    Really old stuff

    2000: Agenda VR3: The first Linux PDA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_VR3
    2002: Sharp Zaurus (SL-5500): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Zaurus
    2004: Motorola E680, A780


    GPE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPE_Palmtop_Environment
    Opie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Palmtop_Integrated_Environment

    Gone Websites

    handhelds.org https://web.archive.org/web/20090304221733/http://www.handhelds.org/geeklog/index.php
    linuxtogo.org https://web.archive.org/web/20090318024046/http://www.linuxtogo.org:80/

    Nokia N900, lineage and offsprings

    Maemo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maemo (apologies for forgetting Maemo Leste, it's awesome. But: As long as it does not ship with a GUI for calling and texting, I doubt it's super relevant.)
    Nokia N900 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N900
    Nokia N9 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N9
    Sailfish OS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish_OS
    Jolla https://jolla.com/
    10 Year Anniversary blog post: https://blog.jolla.com/happy-birthday-jolla/
    Facebook Live Event video: https://www.facebook.com/jollaofficial/ (starts after ~5 minutes)

    Running a GNU/Linux userland on an Android kernel

    Original Jolla announcement, that they would run Android hardware https://www.theregister.com/2013/09/17/jolla_sailfish_os_android_support/
    libhybris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybris_%28software%29
    Halium https://halium.org/

    Ubuntu Touch

    Ubuntu Edge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edge
    Ubuntu Touch (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Touch
    ArsTechnica coverage of the announcement https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/01/canonical-unveils-ubuntu-phone-os-that-doubles-as-a-full-pc/
    Ubuntu.com: a href="https://ubuntu.com/blog/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-an


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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Jesus and Bitcoin

    Jesus and Bitcoin

    Who is J.M. Bush

    Thank God for Bitcoin

    Christianity 101

    Romans 15:4

    The Most Important Commandment

    Micah 6:8

    The law was our teacher

    Bitcoin 101
    The Bullish Case for Bitcoin

    We reap what we sow

    Jonathan Blow - Preventing the Collapse of Civilization

    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    Bretton Woods system

    Denial of self

    Christian questions about Bitcoin
    The rich young ruler

    The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil

    Easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle

    Proverbs 30:7-9

    Give to Caesar what is Caesar's


    Vengeance is mine, says the Lord

    New FinCEN rule for Bitcoin custody

    Daniel 6

    Jimmy Song and George Mekhail pod about Thank God for Bitcoin

    You Are What You Love

    God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish

    1 Samuel 22

    The poor you will always have with you

    Is Bitcoin the mark of the beast?
    Revelation 13:11-18

    One more book plug
    Noded 76 with the Authors of Thank God for Bitcoin

    Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption and Redemption of Money


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    • 2 hr 39 min
    Our excellent dystopia with Matt Odell

    Our excellent dystopia with Matt Odell

    Really glad to have Matt Odell as a return guest. Instead of an interview we used this as an opportunity to talk about our wonderful dystopia full of 30 hour battery life, folded proteins, and zero privacy. Enjoy!


    Apple Silicon

    Mac Mini vs iMac 5K

    Syncing Bitcoin on M1

    Why it's fast

    Community builds of Visual Studio Code

    The Verge's MacBook Air review

    Redox OS with Jeremy Soller

    (I was trying to remember the word "UEFI")

    Apple bricks its own hardware

    Jailbreaking your T2 Mac

    PopOS PopShop

    Your Computer Isn't Yours

    (Matt's right there's no version with 32GB of RAM)

    @bunniestudios - I can't think of anyone better than @marcan42 to be taking on a project like porting Linux to Apple Silicon Macs!

    Chromium OS Verified Boot

    bunnie's Precursor open source mobile hardware

    The Facebook headcrab

    Pod people in Ready Player One

    Protein folding is "solved"

    Matt shames Paul for using TikTok

    The Social Dilemma

    Lex on AlphaFold 2

    What machine learning isn't

    Michael Rectenwald on "The Google Election"

    Edward Snowden


    Signal is the Messaging App of the Protests

    Apple bans Bitcoin wallets (in 2014)

    Follow Matt

    Matt's laptop

    (My mnemonic is busted, I bought Micro USB cables)


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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Local-first and freeform software with James Long

    Local-first and freeform software with James Long

    In classic podcasting style, I managed to frontload this episode with highly technical questions up front and then we slowly morphed the conversation into a more conceptual what-is-the-future-of-computers sort of thing.

    James is a really wonderful guy from what I've learned over the decade or so I've been following him on Twitter and you should def check out Actual if you're in the market for budgeting software.

    James Long


    Actual Budget


    Mozilla XUL




    Silicon Valley season three, episode six

    The Local-first software manifesto


    Clarity Money ewwww

    Quantified Self


    "I want Roam to be not just a tool for thought, but a tool for computation" @jlongster

    Using CRDTs in the wild



    Literate programming

    Light Table

    A Visual History of Eve: 2014 - 2018

    Microsoft Fluid Framework

    Project Xanadu

    If you have 100 hours to read a million words, check out this Wired piece on Xanadu

    SHOUTOUT Ryan Florence


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Is tech actually good tho

    Is tech actually good tho

    This is a tough one because I'm fairly undecided. Are we sliding toward an apocalypse? Is too much getting worse to expect anything to get better? Is YouTube actually kind of a great thing? I've been stuck on this long enough that I figured I should just put it out there and let you decide. A lot of different thoughts here but I swear it's all connected.

    Thanks to ZappyCode for buying a fake ad this week!


    GaryVee still preaches the hustle gospel in the middle of a pandemic

    "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." @pierre_rochard (quoting Einstein)
    The pleasure of walking tall





    Citi Bike

    "How often does the software you use on a daily basis (including web apps etc) succeed at fulfilling it's core purpose, without unreasonable levels of friction?" @masonremaley
    Halo Band


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    • 55 min


    No offense to @jayriverlong, but I think his think piece on GPT-3 is kind of dumb: "In a GPT-3 World, Anonymity Prevents Free Speech"

    So I did a whole podcast about it.

    Also check out this book: How Innovation Works


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

NeoYokel ,

There Is Only One Paul...

Paul Miller’s perspective has always been unique in the tech media sphere. I’ve been listening since we were all babies and wouldn’t miss it.

LDSummer ,

More Matt Odell!!!!!

The Matt Odell episodes are my favorite!

Satstacker ,

Tech Philosopher

Really great show!!

I really appreciate Paul’s unique thought process as he shares his ideas on how we use & relate to computers and software etc and getting down to issues about owning vs being owned by tech.

Also he’s a chill interviewer and really gets his guests to open up in unexpected & surprising ways for some unique and original perspectives.

Always excited to listen to new episodes and feel a little bit enlightened after listening.

Keep em coming Paul!

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