Andrew (aka mcnalu) and Kevie continue the TuxJam tradition of a special festive episode that brings you suggestions of gifts for geeks, or indeed gifts that might help bring out the inner-geek in a friend or family-member. Before we get to those, Kevie talks on his positive experience of self-proclaimed “lovely” linux distribution LXLE.
Gifts for Geeks
Stocking fillers (£0 to £20)
- Linux PC case badges
- 4 in 1 pen
- Titanium Spork
- Pacman bottle opener
- Adafruit GEMMA – wearable tech £5
- Learn to Solder book £4
- Raspberry Pi camera board
Mid-range (£20 to £150)
- Matchstick (official site)
- R2D2 USB hub
- Turntable or Tape deck – Beware of cheapo USB ones – try your local charity/goodwill store instead!
- Flux Capacitor USB car charger
- Flux Capacitor Watch
- Linux Voice subscription
- Ogg compatible media player – Listen to Dave Morriss talk about his Audio player collection on HPR
- magnatune.com subscription 3 months = $45 STOP PRESS: free Christmas Magnatune album download just released.
- Raspberry Pi B+ starter kit
Top-end (£150 or more)
- Fuze – retro 8 bit computer kit powered by a Rasperberry Pi
- Chromebook or better yet, buy a laptop, remove its proprietary OS and install Linux and add a Linux Inside sticker
- Vega Smartwatch, a completely independent android smartwatch.
- Kindle Voyage
- Bose headphones/mobile speakers
Festive Creative Commons tracks played
- Silent night by Sleeping Sky
- Brrr, It’s frickin’s freezing outside by Mr & Mrs Smith
- A very Star Wars Christmas by Nerds with Guitars
- Winter Time by Chiefmonks
- Jingle Bells by Anup*
*If you liked this track, you can download it along with the Magnatune Christmas album for free.