Search Engine has returned

If you, like me, follow technology trends and issues as much as you do the underlying technology that makes them, then you have probably stumbled across a podcast out of Canada called Search Engine. It is produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and it has covered everything from changes in copyright law to Chinese filtering to on-line gaming "sweat shops." One of my personal favorites is about the "off-shore" gambling set up on a Mohawk reservation outside of Montreal.

At the end of last season, the podcast, which was not only successful, but award winning was canceled by the CBC. The host, Jesse Brown, in signing off suggested that we not delete our subscriptions just in case the CBC had a change of heart or a lobotomy or some similar act of nature.

So this morning, I was surprised to see a new podcast from Search Engine pop up in my iTunes. And pleasantly surprised. Search Engine is not back in the traditional sense. The CBC has not had a lobotomy, or even a change of heart. The best way to discover what happened, is to listen to the podcast yourself. I am not sure if any of the past podcasts are available on-line(they should be, you might have to hunt) but if you have missed the first season, I encourage you to check them out.


David Lane, KG4GIY is a member of Linux Journal's Editorial Advisory Panel and the Control Op for Linux Journal's Virtual Ham Shack

One Click, Universal Protection: Implementing Centralized Security Policies on Linux Systems

As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.

Learn More

Sponsored by Bit9

Linux Backup and Recovery Webinar

Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.

In this one hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for better disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible bare-metal recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.

Learn More

Sponsored by Storix