I still keep toying around with starting a linuxrocks rag chew (general chat) podcast. There are already tons of podcast that gives you news and reviews but I was thinking more of a random round table of whomever joins the live to tell stories, experiences, and random thoughts on Linux and Tech.

If we did who would join the conversation, who would listen. What audio platform to join in on like discord, mumble, etc.

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@MadestMadness hey thats a option I didn't think of. How common is it as I have not used it before.

@omnipotens I love it. I've used it for basically every call I've done during quarantine. It's more of a Zoom replacement than a Discord replacement. You just go to the site in a browser, share the meeting URL with others, and it just works. No login or anything 🙂

@MadestMadness Oh wait I think I have used it. It's been awhile since I have so I will look into it. If I remember right that might be a good option.

@MadestMadness Well heck it looks like I might spin up a jitsi server. Thanks just what I needed more work. 🤣

@omnipotens I'd join. A good friend of mine, @amolith, has a Mumble server I'm sure he wouldn't mind us using.

@Batcastle @amolith LR already has a mumble server 😁 It just rarely gets used or promoted. Just like the xmpp server, the matrix server, hell even the peertube server however that seems to starting getting popular. Sure there is more that I am missing lol

@omnipotens lol. Fair. I figured Mumble was something more people were likely to have, due to it's use in gaming. And, those of us in the community who are more of FOSS Purists would probably be more open to joining since Mumble is FOSS if I remember correctly.

@Batcastle I am looking at jitsi right now. All they need to join is a url. Its open source and can self host. Thoughts?

@omnipotens That would work too. I have a thing against video/voice chatting in my browser since it looks/sounds much lower res than an actual client typically does (in my experience). But I would still join. The one time I used Jitsi it wasn't terrible.

@Batcastle well i don't have much experience but it's worth a go. I might be able to tie the two together via my mixer as long as my bandwidth at the house holds up for streaming then both back to the server. I have 3 computers each with 2 or more sound cards going back to the mixer so theoretically should be easy to dedicate each app to a channel. Might try if it's not to much of a pain.

@omnipotens That honestly sounds like a lot of work. I would just pick one app and run with it. It's your idea, so do whatever is best for you. I'm just along for the ride!

Do you have any thoughts on the schedule for "chats"?

@Ianj001 Smething mid week. Like Tuesday Wednesday Thursday I am also would have to be between 5pm to 10pm CST I have also thought about finding someone in the opposite time zone who be willing to run it to accommodate people who could not make this time zone.

In the end the whole thing is just for fun and I want to keep it informal a place to tell war stories and for people to download and listen to them. So who ever is running it me or anyone is just there to keep the conversation flowing

Sounds good, I am on the east coast so the earlier times would probably be better.

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