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The Ask Noah Show is a weekly radio call in show where we take your tech questions or business in tech questions live on the air. The show airs Tuesdays at 6pm CST on and at KEQQ 88.3 FM in Grand Forks ND. It's a free call 1-855-450-NOAH so join us and start on your way to owning your operating system, your software, and technology.

The Ask Noah Show is a weekly radio call in show where we take your tech questions or business in tech questions live on the air. The show airs Tuesdays at 6pm CST on and at KEQQ 88.3 FM in Grand Forks ND. It's a free call 1-855-450-NOAH so join us and start on your way to owning your operating system, your software, and technology.


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The Ask Noah Show is a weekly radio call in show where we take your tech questions or business in tech questions live on the air. The show airs Tuesdays at 6pm CST on and at KEQQ 88.3 FM in Grand Forks ND. It's a free call 1-855-450-NOAH so join us and start on your way to owning your operating system, your software, and technology.








Episode 231: Networking Part 2 with Steve Ovens

In this episode Steve joins us again to discuss networking. Building on the knowledge from our last episode we dig further into ipv6 and other network technology! -- During The Show -- 01:00 - VLAN question - Scott Management VLan is for admin not printers etc Set the switch to only allow access on the management VLan Use firewall rules to allow or deny cross VLan access 08:10 - Replace Unify with TP Link Omada? - Charlie Checking it out, will get back to you 09:00 - Just FYI problem...


Episode 230: University of Minnesota BANNED

Linux Foundation drops the ban-hammer on University of Minnesota over controversial 'research' experiment but there's a twist, the code recently submitted was not part of the research. We feature open source firmware for IP cameras, an all in one access control solution, and SUSE got bought again :) -- During The Show -- 00:45 - Ubuntu and Kernel upgrade question - Michael sudo apt install linux-generic-hwe-20.04 Once a year run the purge kernels command Auto remove does not always remove...


Episode 229: Ubuntu 21.04 Overview

-- During The Show -- 01:00 - Software to control keyless locks? - Dave FreePBX ( 3CX ( VoxTelsys ( Wiegand Standard ( Honeywell Netaxs 123 ( Honeywell WinPak ( Kerisys System ( HID Edge EVO...


Episode 228: Fedora 34 with Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller joins the show to talk about next week's release of Fedora 34, with Gnome 40 and Pipewire there is no shortage of exciting changes coming to the distro. We take your calls, and emails and answer questions! -- During The Show -- 00:50 Multi-Hard Drive Install - M.X.U. If you have the same make/model make sure you know your serial numbers 04:00 Sony WH-1000XM4 headsets help? - Richard 06:00 Headphone recommendation? - Chris Frequency Range Human Range 20-20,000 hz Sony...


Episode 227: Feedback Frenzy!

This episode is all about questions. Networking, home automation, problems booting, we have it all this week as we dig through the email inbox and take your phone calls! -- During The Show -- Garage Door Notifications - Shawn Modern doors have open/closed status Standalone door sensor & tie into access/security system Vista 20P panel ( Chalk board pictures - Reed Q:...


Episode 226: Networking Basics with Steve Ovens

Everyone uses a network to access the internet, but how well do you understand the network you use? In this episode Steve Ovens joins us to give a basic network overview as well as answer questions you sent in! -- During The Show -- 02:00 Setting up Network Segment Reverse Proxy - Cameron Nginx Reverse Proxy ( Kernel networking Issue - James BCM4354 WiFi Card RPM Fusion Link from Conan Kudo...


Episode 225: Fedora 34 Initial Impressions

Fedora 34 Beta is out with Gnome 40. This is a major rework of Gnome and the payoff was worth the wait! -- During The Show -- -- The Extra Credit Section -- For links to the articles and material referenced in this week's episode check out this week's page from our podcast dashboard! This Episode's Podcast Dashboard ( Phone Systems for Ask Noah provided by Voxtelesys ( Join us in our dedicated chatroom...


Episode 224: Fighting for Human Rights with Tech

Apple has rejected important updates to the ProtonVPN iOS app. This decision compromises the ability of the people of Myanmar to preserve their human rights by submitting information to the UN. We discuss a FOSS IT inventory and asset system, and a Raspberry Pi based tablet! -- During The Show -- 00:30 Accounting Software - Greg GNU Cash ( FOSS Every Dollar ( Put out by Dave Ramsey Web App/Service Freemium KMyMoney ( From...


Episode 223: Arrested over Encryption

A federal grand jury today returned an indictment against the Chief Executive Officer and an associate of the Canada-based firm Sky Global on charges that they knowingly and intentionally participated in a criminal enterprise that facilitated the transnational importation and distribution of narcotics through the sale and service of encrypted communications devices. System 76 has a new professional desktop, the Linux Foundation has a new open source signing tool that could make secure...


Episode 222: Child Labor in Big Tech

Major tech companies are buying electronic components made from minerals mined by children, and forced labor. Ryan DasGeek joins the Ask Noah Show to discuss what's happening in the tech industry and how you can vote against it with your wallet. -- During The Show -- 01:15 Good SSH Connection Manager? - Jamie Use a centralized jump host for logging/authentication (SSSD&FreeIPA) Use Putty ( Integrate with KeepassXC (


Episode 221: Blackbird Secure Desktop

The Blackbird Secure Desktop is a POEWR9 system, a fully open source modern POWER9 workstation without any proprietary code. Plasma mobile has a new update out, we talk bluetooth headsets, VoIP phone systems, and a one handed keyboard! -- During The Show -- 01:00 nVidia shield and blocking google DNS - Zack Try setting up DNS on your router Run PFSense/OpnSense in a VM, use that to block DNS requests to Google, pass on legit requests to a PiHole 05:15 VOIP Recommendations for Home Phone? -...


Episode 220: Multi-Monitor in Gnome 40

The Gnome team is revamping multi-monitor support. Firefox 86 is released and features Total Cookie Protection to make cross site tracking more difficult increasing user privacy. Kodi 19 has landed with a lot of new features around metadata and a better music interface. -- During The Show -- How to rename USB Audio interface? - Steve pacmd update-sink-proplist alsa_output.usb-c-Media_electronics_inc._USB-Audio_Device-00.analog-stereo.2 device.description=What-We-Call-It-Now Self Hosted Music...


Episode 219: Studying Gnome Users

The Gnome design team conducted a research project to better understand their users. The results were surprising! We'll give you an update about the Vero 4K, a FOSS app to track your GPS history. -- During The Show -- 01:15 IT War/Disaster Stories Call Out Got IT horror stories, let us know! We want to do an episode on them Email 02:00 Jon caller Emailed about Noah's soft spot for Red Hat Latest thoughts on System76 PopOS! Home Lab/Docker Questions 12:40 Vircadia VR...


Episode 218: VR in the Metaverse

Have you ever dreamed of having a virtual enviorment that can simulate the real world in, have meetings in, and connect with others in. Firefox has new protections for supercookies, ubuntu has a new installer out, and CloudLinux has a beta out of AlmaLinux. -- During The Show -- Red Hat License - Jon RedHat exists to make a profit, and they need to RedHat spends money to support open source that they could take home/pocket RedHat handled the release poorly and cut the release cycle short...


Episode 217: Self Hosting Photos

With all the changes Google is making there's never been a better time to to self host your own stuff! This week we dive into replacing Google Photos! -- During The Show -- 00:45 Minutes In Email 1 - Setting up Federated service instance - Brian What decentralized services could you support using a $5 Droplet or similar virtual server? It is never be set and forget Built in backups are good but don't rely on them What can run on a $5 DO Droplet No - Peertube needs more resources Yes -...


Episode 216: Red Hat's New Deal

RedHat is expanding the developer program making it easier than ever to access RHEL! Now individuals can run 16 RHEL servers under this new program. Brian Exelbierd joins us this hour to discuss this new program and how it addresses many of the concerns raised in the transition from CentOS to CentOS Stream. -- During The Show -- Email 1 - Signal vs Telegram - Eddie Telegram vs Signal for messaging? Telegram client is open source and supports Linux Telegram server is closed source Signal is...


Episode 215: Self-Hosting Your Platform

Self-hosting has always been a good idea but when your platform doesn't want to serve you, we have some self-hosted options that will. A Reddit user has Linux booting on an iPhone 7, a man was quoted $50K to run fiber to his house, so he built his own fiber ISP! -- During The Show -- 00:30 Minutes In Email 1 - Feedback from EP 212 Bluetooth and Drawing Tablet - David HSP/HFP designed for phones not computers Bluetooth support on Linux is difficult due to the way blue-tooth works (uses modem...


Episode 214: New Year New Releases

New Year New Releases We're kicking off 2021 with a bang! The KDE team has announced a new focus on Wayland and fingerprint readers. Cawbird 1.3 a native twitter client for Linux has a new release with improved video uploading and replies, and Matrix will power FOSDEM this year! -- During The Show -- 01:45 Minutes In Email 1 - Comment on SolarWinds from Newnix 04:40 Minutes IN Caller 1 - Carl Problem: Intermittent camera and mic problems Solution 1: unplug other usb devices (bandwidth...


Episode 213: Rocky Linux with Greg Kurtzer

Greg Kurtzer executive director of Rocky Linux a bug for bug RedHat distribution joins us this hour to tell the story of CentOS and what his vision for Rocky Linux is! -- During The Show -- Greg Kurtzer - Executive Director of Rocky Linux, a bug for bug red hat compatible distro Greg's history Centos history Rocky Linux ( now and future Currently collaborating on Slack, It will be moving to Mattermost There is a google doc...


Episode 212: Software for the Holidays

Gnome 40 has a major redesign, a new version of Kdenlive is out adding some much desired pro features, Matrix has some exciting announcments and we discuss the Solar Winds backdoor and give you some alternatives. If this is the time of the year you want to tinker with new projects we have a few in store! -- During The Show -- 00:45 Request for feedback 01:55 Email 1 - How to back up BTRFS to the cloud rsync BTRFS send/recive...