Episode 368

Ask Noah Show 368


December 19th, 2023

1 hr 10 mins

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About this Episode

This week Till Kamppeter joins The Ask Noah Show and we talk about OpenPrinting. We answer your questions, and if you were hosting your Matrix instance with EMS we'll walk you through the latest announcement.

-- During The Show --

Feedback about BT extension EP 351 - John

  • Cheap phone watch
  • Disdain for any kind of phone

Kid Friendly Distro Feedback - Jeremy

Linux Smart Phones - Sandro

  • Linux is coming to the mobile game 10 years late
  • Some of the "Linux Mobile OSes" use an Android shim to talk to the hardware
  • GrapheneOS has been great
  • A few small issues
  • Current hardware is under powered

DBs for Home Lab - Sandro

  • Pass the vdev directly into the VM

OpenWRT Home Router - elguaje3ero

News Wire


  • Terrapin SSH attack
  • Requires either ChaCha20-Poly1305 or CBC-EtM
  • Targets Binary Packet Protocol
  • ARS Technica Article

EMS Discontinuing Hosting

Fedora Asahi

  • Presentation experience
  • Script turns Mac into Linux machine
  • Audio disabled
  • Flawless
  • Apple engineers changed the firmware
  • 9 to 5 Linux

Firefox 121


  • Postmarket OS 23.12
  • New chrome books supported
  • New single board computers supported
  • Encryption supported
  • Additional safety checks
  • 9 to 5 Linux
  • Debug Point News

Interview with Till Kamppeter

  • Leads the OpenPrinting project
  • LPD
  • PostScript Printers
  • PCL printers
  • Ghostscript
  • magicfilter
  • LPR Command
  • CUPS - early 2000s
  • Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)
  • 2.0 IPP
  • Print dialog
  • Raster Formats (driverless printing)
    • Apple raster
    • Printer Working Group
    • PCLM
  • How driver-less printing works
  • Choosing a printer
    • firmware tricks
    • subscription models
    • Brother printers

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