First Podcast - echo

Alright, folks, here is a new podcast - mine! Do you need it? You will see. I tell you the story: I spent the last half a year on having my Linux knowledge certified by the Linux Professional Institute, which means: reading manpages, manpages, manpages.

Secondly, at the beginning of 2007 I’m going to teach a bunch of young people the advantages of open source software and the benefits of the social web aka web 2.0. Therefore I wanted to be prepared.

But what could I blog, what could I podcast? I’m going to read manpages to you! Isn’t that a little bit boring? Well, I had a lot of help from websites dealing with linux, hints and tricks for free, so I think mixed with some music it could be fun to learn some new commands while walking around with the new ipod from Santa Clause…

We start right away with the first command: ECHO! I took the song Sandjorda by Binärpilot licensed under CreativeCommons from and mixed speech and tunes with the help of Audacity. Unfortunately I had to export the final file to mp3, as podbean does not allow the upload of the free ogg-format. Well, Mr. and Mrs. Podbean, here you will have something to do in 2007!


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  • themaastrix

    King of the Nerds……

    Ich bin Geek, das heißt, ich spiele viel mit Technik herum und kann mitlachen, wenn richtige Programmierer Witze machen. Und ich bin Geek, weil ich nen Mac besitze und da alles viel einfacher als mit Windows ist und ich mit dem Rechner im Cafe noch g…

    Dec 22, 2006 at 7:54 pm
  • marco

    moin, großes kino! aber bitte denk nochmal drüber nach, auf deine stimme nen kompressor zu packen und den hall zu reduzieren, os klingt es noch nach kassettenrecorder-aufnahme…. und ich wünsch mir grep ;-)

    Dec 22, 2006 at 7:55 pm
  • George Mulak

    I cannot tell you how grateful I am. I best learn by listening and have wanted to do this with the man pages, but did not have time. I do it sometimes when I am learning something complicated and put it on my podcast. This helps a lot of us. I like the slow way you read with great diction. I makes it easy to listen to and absorb. Thank you very much. Keep up the good work.

    Feb 28, 2007 at 7:13 pm
  • George Mulak

    You know, I almost forgot. It would be a great idea to link with Chess Griffin of He has an excellant educational podcast for beginning linux users. I know that many would probably consider what you are doing as boring or “geeky”, but we never get around to reading the man pages because of time. Why not listen to them instead?!

    Feb 28, 2007 at 7:23 pm
  • dryhead

    Hey, George, thank you for your hint to the other podcast. I think I will be able to do the next episode this weekend and then I will improve the site a little. All the best and - stay tuned! Dryhead

    Feb 28, 2007 at 9:18 pm
  • Steven

    Interesting blog, not like the others! |kompres�r

    Sep 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm
  • Brooke Jedik

    Seit 05 haben weit über sechstausendeinhundert Leute von 600 unterschiedlichen Unternehmen zu der Entwicklung zugetragen und damit dafür gesorgt, dass etwa alle zwei bis 3 Monate eine völlig neue des Linux-Kerns erscheint.

    Dec 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm