Zeetings sounds pointless tbh. Something @sil said “At least it’s not an iOS app” or something I don’t agree with. If you could just install an app and have the polls automatically pushed from the presenter to audience without having to type in a URL that would be a lot better. Where you could ask people to vote on their phones mid speech and it would just work at the touch of a button with 0 demands on the audience members, especially if it actually became successful and in a few years you could just assume everyone had it. It’s a far harder goal to obtain but I’m not convinced that Zeetings actually adds anything over having the presentation on Google Docs + having a strawpoll in there somewhere - or the mentioned legacy biological interaction methodologies.
Libreoffice… Online office suites are just more convenient for most people. I don’t think the libreoffice team are the people to produce the next generation of opensource office suites. I don’t know if I have ever even met someone who would have the first idea how to even start working on openoffice, meanwhile I’m positively beating back Android/iOS, CoffeeScript and node.js developers with a broom like its some form of zombie apocalypse.
Libreoffice trying to shift the few developers they have towards this way of working is stupid imo, just make the best desktop suite you can and let HipsterOffice.io.irony fight Google and Microsoft when something like that exists - hopefully with a product with innovative usage of all the new web technologies and presumably involving Docker in there somewhere; not just doggedly pursuing MS office like open/libreoffice always has.
Don’t really care about the audio. It’s not an FPS game or something I don’t need surround sound to react some someone creeping up behind me. Lugradio was fine with mono, Bad voltage is fine with stereo. If some listeners have a halfway decent reason to prefer mono do it in mono, don’t really care. Also based on the last hour long bad voltage and a random lugradio episode which were usually half an hour or so longer than bad voltage; the lugradio episode is half the size and sounds fine to me really and I assume there’s plenty of compression etc on the lugradio file which wouldn’t be needed with modern internet connections.
Perhaps an argument could be made for non native english speakers preferring stereo, maybe that helps them understand when you talk over each other like on Lugradio - you had endless hatemail from people who found it difficult to understand when you talked over each other but as a native english speaker it was never challenging to understand really. Also you don’t talk over each other at all really on bad voltage.
@bryanlunduke please convince the other presenters to allow you rant for the entire next episode about the Ubuntu Snappy stuff, cheers.