Bob's Tech Site


Media

Latest software downloads

The most recent builds for Bob's code projects are listed here, with the date of their last code change. See all side-projects

Language demos: Python | Pascal

All code projects are mirrored on Github.


Videos

On Bob launched a new PeerTube account for video content he either produced himself or wanted to re-share. More info

The Bob's Tech Site channel is currently just a placeholder, but it will host new original content in coming months.

Best of FOSDEM 2019 was launched after some encouragement by fellow Mastodon users to showcase some of Bob's favourite sessions from that conference.


Podcast

Podcast logo with Bob's face on a dark wood background

Bob discusses the latest tech news, answers Linux-related questions, and talks about his quirky retrocomputing and free software projects. In previous episodes he has also covered specialist topics more in-depth.

New episodes are published every two months, with a brief mid-season break each summer.

You can subscribe to the podcast via this RSS feed, and also listen on Apple iTunes and Spotify.

Season 2 ()

Season 1 ()


Magazine writing

This is a list of the all the paid articles Bob published in technology magazines. So far they have all been written for Future Publishing titles.

Linux User and Developer

This (now defunct) technology magazine was pitched at full-time IT workers that use Linux as part of their day job. Bob wrote a big cover feature on using Docker, Vagrant, Puppet and Ansible in the spring of 2018.

  • LUD191 - Cover feature: Control Containers

Linux Format

This technology magazine is primarily pitched at hobbyists trying Linux for the first time. Bob originally wrote for it as a staff writer in 2009, then carried on contributing as a freelancer until 2012. He returned to freelance writing for Linux Format in the summer of 2017 and continued his contributions for a year afterwards.

  • LXF239 - Tutorial: LibreOffice Basic
  • LXF238 - Tutorial: LibreOffice Impress
  • LXF237 - Tutorial: CherryTree notes
  • LXF233 - Tutorial: LibreOffice Base
  • LXF232 - Tutorial: NextCloud on AWS
  • LXF231 - Tutorial: LibreOffice Calc
  • LXF230 - Review: OpenShot 2.4.0
  • LXF230 - Tutorial: Manage your email
  • LXF228 - Tutorial: Vagrant VMs
  • LXF154 - Tutorial: Scribus
  • LXF153 - Tutorial: Bootable pen drives
  • LXF151 - Review: Mandriva 2011.0
  • LXF150 - Tutorial: Linux security
  • LXF149 - Tutorial: Linux backup
  • LXF148 - Tutorial: Wine
  • LXF148 - Tutorial: Zenwalk
  • LXF147 - Tutorial: Mint LXDE
  • LXF146 - Tutorial: XFCE
  • LXF145 - Review: Jolicloud 1.2
  • LXF145 - Tutorial: Email clients
  • LXF144 - Tutorial: KDE
  • LXF143 - Tutorial: Gnome
  • LXF142 - Tutorial: OOo Basic
  • LXF142 - Tutorial: KDE build from scratch
  • LXF141 - Tutorial: Photo management
  • LXF141 - Tutorial: Bash power tools
  • LXF140 - Tutorial: OOo Calc
  • LXF139 - Tutorial: OOo Draw
  • LXF139 - Tutorial: Gentoo
  • LXF138 - Tutorial: DTP
  • LXF137 - Review: Jolicloud 1.0
  • LXF137 - Tutorial: Google Chrome
  • LXF137 - What on Earth: SystemD
  • LXF136 - Review: Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • LXF136 - What on Earth: Google CL
  • LXF136 - Tutorial: RSS readers
  • LXF136 - Tutorial: FreeBSD
  • LXF135 - Tutorial: Task managers
  • LXF135 - Tutorial: Hardware benchmarking
  • LXF135 - Review: Home Accountz
  • LXF135 - What on Earth: WebM
  • LXF134 - Tutorial: Blender
  • LXF133 - Review: Fluendo Media Center
  • LXF133 - What on Earth: Lernid
  • LXF133 - Tutorial: Subversion for non-code projects
  • LXF132 - Review: Bluefish 2.0.0
  • LXF132 - Tutorial: OOo Base
  • LXF131 - Review: Business Accountz
  • LXF131 - Tutorial: ClamAV
  • LXF130 - Review: Mandriva InstantOn
  • LXF130 - Tutorial: SELinux
  • LXF129 - Tutorial: Orca screen reader
  • LXF128 - What on Earth: NAPI
  • LXF128 - Tutorial: DansGuardian web filter
  • LXF127 - What on Earth: Maemo
  • LXF126 - Tutorial: Shell scripting
  • LXF126 - What on Earth: Google Wave
  • LXF126 - Tutorial: Email clients
  • LXF125 - Cover feature: Remix Linux
  • LXF124 - Review: Scribus 1.3.5
  • LXF124 - Cover feature: Power up Linux
  • LXF124 - Tutorial: Ubuntu PPAs
  • LXF123 - Book review: Mac OS X for Unix Geeks
  • LXF123 - Tutorial: MD5 file verification
  • LXF123 - What on Earth: Clutter
  • LXF118 - Book review: SQL in a Nutshell
  • LXF118 - What on Earth: Moblin
  • LXF118 - Tutorial: Gedit plugins