Review: The Jak Attack! – tech talk with Jon and Kelly

Last Updated on July 6, 2021

The Jak Attack! Blurb

Jon Watson & Kelly Penguin Girl talk Linux and tech!

“JaK” is an acronym for “Jon and Kelly”.

About the Show

This is a tech-centric show but less Linux-centric. In fact, some shows are fairly light on Linux content.

The show features Kelly’s corner (“her thoughts, not yours”) which often carries interesting and thought-provoking topics. The shows ends with a segment Cooperstown News. There’s sometimes a listener feedback segment.

We’re of the view that a podcast without good show notes is like a Linux box without internet access. Fortunately, The JaK Attack! has attractively presented and informative show notes.

The show is recorded with Audacity, a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software.

The show is funded by sponsorship.

About the Hosts

Jon Watson lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. He’s a Linux system administrator who works in the security industry. He’s fond of science and technology and how it changes the way in which we interact with the world. Jon has written articles for Really Linux, Linux Journal and Linux Pro Magazine. He’s also wrote the book “A History Of Computer Operating Systems: Unix, Dos, Lisa, Macintosh, Windows, Linux”.

Kelly Mitchelmore, known on the show as Kelly Penguin Girl, also lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. That’s not very surprising considering Kelly is married to Jon.
LengthAbout 50 minutes
FormatsOgg, MP3
First Show31 December 2016 (shows from 2005-2011 were lost)
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
What do we think of this podcast?
Content4 out of 10 rating
Conversational7 out of 10 rating
Engaging6 out of 10 rating
Verdict:This podcast has lots of potential. It's very different to the other podcasts we've covered. There's lots of fun and humour in evidence.

It's a shame the audio quality is sub-standard. It sounds like the hosts are using a cheap microphone.

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Kevin Westrom
Kevin Westrom
4 years ago

i have about 40 JAK attack episodes, from #40-80 roughly, in .mp3 & .ogg format from 2007-2008. I’d have to check my other archive data sources for more episodes. I have a large number of linux-related podcasts from around that 2007-2008 timeframe.

Bryan Belkin
Bryan Belkin
4 years ago

Are you willing to share your archive?