Tonight Live: The MPST Digital Jukebox and Geeks Wielding Clubs

[ 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

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
, 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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