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Tonight Live: The MPST Digital Jukebox and Geeks Wielding Clubs

Apr 09, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeff for this link. ]

Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2002
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have (may have) another outstanding show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular we will talk about Loki and a "Linuxandmain" article about the details behind the cause of their downfall (see Related Stories below). Plus we will of course give you all an update on The American Open Technology Consortium (GeekPAC) There is an updated draft of the AOTC position paper at http://www.thelinuxshow.com/otc.htm

In Segment Two - The MPST Digital Jukebox:
We will be joined tonight by Mike Patnode of MP Sharp Technologies a new company producing Linux based technology. You can view the company web site at http://mpsharp.com/. For those looking to rip and collect their music in the open OGG Vorbis format, there aren't a lot of options with respect to what devices they can use. Fortunately, such gaps are what draws entrepreneurs like Mike Patnode to create interesting audio boxes that serve niches Panasonic and Sony will dismiss until they become "mass marketable".

Using Linux as the unit's operating system and tapping into the open source community for software, MPST Digital Jukebox is designed to be a home stereo component that competes with the likes of the Audio Request Jukebox, the HP Digital Entertainment Center, and the recently releasedRio Central. All of those units ship for between $1,000 and $1,500. The MPST Digital Jukebox is presently in the beta phase of its creation and MP Sharp Technologies is offering beta testers the player for cost of parts and labor ($500-$800 depending upon configuration).

Mike Patnode started his career at The Santa Cruz Operation, designing and developing the graphics and Internet infrastructure for SCO Unix. While at SCO, Mike also spent a 10 month research sabbatical at the X Consortium drafting a networked multimedia protocol. After SCO, Mike chased the California dot-com dream at Netscape, working on the Enterprise and Certificate Server applications there. Wooed by the wonders of the security world, Mike then went to SPYRUS to work on crypto hardware and software and later found himself as the Chief Architect a ATM Check-Cashing startup, where he rode the dot-com crash into the ground. After starting MP Sharp Technologies during a 6 month hiatus from the working grind, Mike is now an Architect in Wells Fargo's Fraud Detection Technology group.

Please join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et. NOTE: we are now on Daylight Saving Time in the US.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com

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