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Hacker Public Radio is a podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community and can be on any topic that is "of interest to hackers".

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Jun 21, 2019 Honkeymagoo
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Summary: The HPR community comes together to say happy new year and chat Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2840 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2840/hpr2840_source.ogg Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 3 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019 Gaming PC vs Console Steam https://store.steampowered.com/ Gaming on Linux with Proton https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561 Good ol Games...
Topics: HPR new years show, new years, community
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Jun 20, 2019 Ken Fallon
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Summary: We bring you the first episode of the new Creative Commons show the Distrohoppers Digest Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2839 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2839/hpr2839_source.flac This is a sample episode of the new Creative Commons tech podcast. It's brought to us by Moss and our own Tony Hughes . From the blurb: We are two Blokes who love Linux and trying out new stuff, we thought it would be interesting to share our experience of trying new Linux...
Topics: Distrohoppers Digest, mintCast, linux, bsd
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Jun 19, 2019 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto tries to answer Beeza's question on why would someone want to use Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2838 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2838/hpr2838_source.flac I got really good comment on episode 2778 - Functor and applicative in Haskell from Beeza that I’m including below: I’ve been writing software for over 30 years but I find the syntax of Haskell anything but intuitive - in fact less so than any other programming...
Topics: haskell, response
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Jun 18, 2019 operat0r
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Summary: Parallax_Wallpaper, mouse gigglers, system d Youtube background play and more ! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2837 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2837/hpr2837_source.ogg parallax live desktops in android https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/caffeine-pfft-espresso-robert-mccurdy/ linkedin Cafinee.exe MouseGiggler espresso autohotkey Systemd linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/initd-dead-long-live-robert-mccurdy/ linkedin youtube in background...
Topics: youtube downloader, systemd, linux, autohotkey
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Jun 17, 2019 Yannick
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Summary: In this episode, Yannick talks with Wendy Hill about her use of opensource software in her job Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2836 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2836/hpr2836_source.mp3 Wendy Hill is a photographer. And by that, I don’t mean she takes pictures of her kids on Sundays at the baseball game. Although, if she was to do that, it would probably turn out to be great pictures. No, Wendy is a professional photographer, and to...
Topics: opensource, photography, lubuntu, darktable, rapidphotodownloader, displaycal, gimp
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Jun 14, 2019 Honkeymagoo
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Summary: The HPR community comes together to say happy new year and chat Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2835 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2835/hpr2835_source.ogg Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 2 Claudio talks about doing IT for a school Pinebook discussion - complaints about keyboard, speakers, trackpad https://www.pine64.org Scanning photo negatives Camera discussion Firefly https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461 Serenity...
Topics: HPR new years show, new years, community
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Jun 13, 2019 Christopher M. Hobbs
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Summary: Moving right along with shows from the requests list, I combine two program lists. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2834 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2834/hpr2834_source.wav Desktop: xfce4-terminal globaltime (orage) xfce4 notes thunar firefox Emacs claws-mail weechat mupdf gtk-redshift asunder keepassx lucky backup virtualbox/kvm xlog gpredict arduino ide tor browser bundle ledger wallet xmame freedoom rRootage dia fbreader gnumeric/libreoffice...
Topics: programs, linux, android, apps, applications, lists, favorites
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Jun 12, 2019 Jeroen Baten
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Summary: Interviewing Joep Piscaer during Loadays in Antwerpen, Belgium Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2833 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2833/hpr2833_source.flac In this show an Interview with Joep Piscaer, recorded during the recent Loadays conference in Antwerpen, Belgium. Schedule of recent Loadays event: https://cfp.loadays.org/2019/schedule/ I mention the "Cut the crap podcast", made by Ryan Caligiuri. And specifically episode...
Topics: loadays, ryan caligiuri, steve harvey
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Jun 11, 2019 Shannon Wright
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Summary: This is a very brief introduction on what got me into using Linux. Series: How I Found Linux Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2832 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2832/hpr2832_source.flac This is just a brief intro into my introduction to Linux.
Topics: linux, introduction
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Jun 10, 2019 Yannick
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Summary: In this episode, Yannick talks with Robbie Ferguson about the Nagios Enterprise Monitoring System Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2831 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2831/hpr2831_source.mp3 When it comes to monitoring your network, and the machines on it, you have a lot of options. But, let’s face it : none of those are easy to implement, and configuring a monitoring tool, whether it’s an open-source or a proprietary one, is often...
Topics: nagios, network, monitoring, opensource, singleboardcomputer, sbc, raspberrypi, odroid
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Jun 7, 2019 Honkeymagoo
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Summary: The HPR community comes together to say happy new year and chat Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2830 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2830/hpr2830_source.ogg Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 1 Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio show. It is December the 31st 2018 and the time is 10 hundred hours UTC. Ken introduces the New year show, gives some history and thanks Kevin Wisher and HonkeyMagoo for organising this. Wondering where Klaatu...
Topics: hpr nye, new years eve, community
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Jun 6, 2019 Various Hosts
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Summary: A request for comments on not publishing clips with known fair use samples Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2829 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2829/hpr2829_source.wav Request for comments Hi All, Under safe harbor provisions, we as volunteers are usually insulated from any copyright issues that may arise in the shows. "We do not vet, edit, moderate or in any way censor any of the shows on the network, we trust you to do that." This we got by...
Topics: HPR, Policy Change, Legal, DMCA, TWAT, Fair Use, PacketSniffers, Copyright
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Jun 5, 2019 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto continues their explanation on simulating science in a game written in Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2828 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2828/hpr2828_source.flac Intro Last time we looked how to model technology and research. This time we’ll do some actual research. I’m skipping over some of the details as the episode is long enough as it is. Hopefully it’s still possible to follow with the show notes. Main...
Topic: haskell
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Jun 4, 2019 Christopher M. Hobbs
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Summary: I briefly discss a CTF event I was invited to and what I plan to bring with me. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2827 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2827/hpr2827_source.wav Unscripted ramblings about an upcoming CTF event. Hak5 items mentioned (hak5.org): WiFi Pineapple Bash Bunny (erroneously referred to as a ‘rabbit’) USB Rubber Ducky Packet Squirrel LAN Turtle (unmentioned but I’ll bring one) Software mentioned: MetaSploit: metasploit.com Ronin:...
Topics: ctf, hacking, security, infosec, events, conventions, gear
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Jun 3, 2019 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in May 2019 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2826 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2826/hpr2826_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: Joel D , Zen_Floater2 . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2803 Wed 2019-05-01 Update on my Raspi 3 B OpenMedia Vault and Next Cloud instances JWP 2804 Thu 2019-05-02 Awk Part 13: Fix-Width Field Processing b-yeezi 2805 Fri...
Topic: Community News
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May 31, 2019 Ken Fallon
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Summary: A supplementary show to Jeroens episode 2792 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2825 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2825/hpr2825_source.wav A supplementary show to Jeroens episode HPR2792 :: Playing around with text to speech synthesis on Linux . I found two addional options. The first is mimic # dnf info mimic Summary : Mycroft's TTS engine URL : https://mimic.mycroft.ai/ License : BSD Description : Mimic is a fast, lightweight Text-to-speech engine...
Topics: gTTS, Mimic, tts
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May 30, 2019 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Redirection of input and output - part 2 Series: Accessibility Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2824 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2824/hpr2824_source.flac Introduction This is the fifteenth episode of the “ Learning Awk ” series which is being produced by b-yeezi and myself. This is the second of a pair of episodes looking at redirection in Awk scripts. In this episode I will spend some time looking at the getline command used for explicit input (as...
Topics: Awk utility, Awk Language, gawk, redirection
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May 29, 2019 aldenp
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Summary: I talk about what Gentoo is, and why I love it so much. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2823 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2823/hpr2823_source.wav Thanks to norrist for suggesting I do this episode! https://gentoo.org/
Topic: Gentoo
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May 28, 2019 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill opens a mystery box he found in the mail box. Series: Hobby Electronics Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2822 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2822/hpr2822_source.flac NYbill opens a mystery box that arrived in the mail. No spoilers. But, it involves soldering… Pics for the episode: http://media.gunmonkeynet.net/u/nybill/collection/what-s-in-the-box/
Topics: DIY, Soldering, Guitar, electronics
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May 27, 2019 Jeroen Baten
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Summary: I interviewed some of the exhibitors at the recent vcfe.org event in Munich, Germany. Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2821 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2821/hpr2821_source.flac I visited the vcfe.org event in Munich, Germany. Below you will find some urls for the projects that I came across. Steckschwein 6502 computer: https://steckschwein.de/ Siemens Simatic S5 PLC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simatic_S5_PLC CP/M operating system:...
Topics: vcfe, vintage, computers, exhibition, munich, germany
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May 24, 2019 Ahuka
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Summary: What CERT recommends to mitigate security and privacy threats to your home network. Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2820 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2820/hpr2820_source.flac The Computer Emergency Readiness Team of the US Department of Homeland Security issues a security bulletin, ST15-002, which has tips for home network security. In this episode we review these tips and why they make sense. Links:...
Topics: Home Networks, Security
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May 23, 2019 Ahuka
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Summary: I provide a slightly different view on podcasts to that recently given by Knightwise. Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2819 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2819/hpr2819_source.flac Knightwise, in HPR 2798 , made the argument that podcasts are better if they are done by "pirates", i.e. not by corporations, but by individuals with something to say. While I see some merit in this view, I think the more significant...
Topics: podcasts, narrowcasting, broadcasting
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May 22, 2019 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto explains types and data they used to model science in their Haskell game Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2818 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2818/hpr2818_source.flac Background This is rather large topic, so I split it in two episodes. Next one should follow in two weeks if everything goes as planned. First part is about modeling research, while second part concentrates on how things change over time. There’s three types of...
Topic: Haskell
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May 21, 2019 clacke
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Summary: The answer may surprise you! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2817 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2817/hpr2817_source.flac Based on https://libranet.de/display/0b6b25a8-125c-a71f-c7ae-f1a686792961 . It’s pretty short, less than 4 minutes, but I think it’s important. Who defines whether you are successful, or whether your project is successful, and does it matter?
Topics: success, self-care
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May 20, 2019 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Redirection of input and output - part 1 Series: Learning Awk Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2816 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2816/hpr2816_source.flac Introduction This is the fourteenth episode of the “ Learning Awk ” series which is being produced by b-yeezi and myself. In this episode and the next I want to start looking at redirection within Awk programs. I had originally intended to cover the subject in one episode, but there is just too...
Topics: Awk utility, Awk Language, gawk, redirection
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May 17, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: Copying and pasting on Linux: X selections, xsel, clipboard managers, GPM, screen, and more Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2815 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2815/hpr2815_source.flac You can copy and paste on Linux the same way you do on any other OS: Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste (or use the Edit menu, or a right-click menu). However, Linux doesn't limit you to just that. The primary GUI environment of Linux (at the time of this recording) is X,...
Topics: copy, paste, xsel
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May 16, 2019 Zen_Floater2
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Summary: A discussion about CPU's and our future with them, where are we going? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2814 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2814/hpr2814_source.ogg I discuss the entire Spectre and Meltdown issues and where we might go post an Intel world. My objective is to encourage others to leave Speculative processing backed by management engine based chips. SCATTER HUMANS!!! WE MUST LEAVE!!!!
Topic: SCATTER HUMANS!!!
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May 15, 2019 knightwise
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Summary: Knightwise wonders if we should let go of the linux desktop environments and focus on cross-platform Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2813 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2813/hpr2813_source.aiff Knightwise wonders if we should let go of the linux desktop environments and focus on cross-platform applications instead. Please bring your torches and pitchforks.
Topics: linux, desktop, rant
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May 14, 2019 clacke
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Summary: Apply Betteridge’s Law of Headlines to find out the answer Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2812 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2812/hpr2812_source.flac This is mostly verbatim from my Fediverse post https://libranet.de/display/0b6b25a8-165c-9c7f-b55d-c7a077813050 , with a few minor edits. The anti-5G campaign has been cooking for many years now, and at the epicenter of it all are two men, Lennart Hardell and Rainer Nyberg. It’s a Swedish-Finnish...
Topics: 5g, health, radiation, pseudoscience
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May 13, 2019 Yannick the french guy from Switzerland
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Summary: In this episode, Yannick talks with Alan Pope about snaps, snapcraft and all things related Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2811 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2811/hpr2811_source.mp3 A few years ago, when you wanted to install a package on your Linux system, you had to grab the source code, and the nightmare began. But nowadays, this is over. You have deb files, and snaps, and flatpacks, and many other package formats available. On this episode, I was...
Topics: ubuntu, snap, snapcraft, flatpack, linux, appimage, alan pope, popey
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May 10, 2019 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken fixes an Android Firewalled Wi-Fi connection that reports no Internet and won’t connect Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2810 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2810/hpr2810_source.flac Background You're running a firewall on your work and home networks right, so of course you're running one on your Smart Phone. Given this device holds more information about you than you probably know yourself, it would be only prudent to make sure that you are...
Topics: Android, fdroid, lineageos, AFWall+, Wi-Fi, wpa_supplicant.conf, termux
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Summary: Introducing and examining a new and elegant permissive software license. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2809 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2809/hpr2809_source.flac The Blue Oak Model License 1.0.0 was just released this month. In this episode I read the license, explain where it sits in among other software licenses, and enumerate some of the problems it purports to solve. I’m no legal expert, so take all of this as sort of a rough introduction to...
Topics: legal, licensing
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May 8, 2019 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto gives overview of function types in Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2808 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2808/hpr2808_source.flac Haskell is statically typed language, meaning that during compilation, programs are checked for type correctness. This means that you won’t accidentally mix for example text and numbers. Haskell does type inference. The compiler will try and figure out what kind of types would make your program...
Topic: haskell
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May 7, 2019 clacke
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Summary: A lesson on dynamic scope vs lexical scope Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2807 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2807/hpr2807_source.flac https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scope_%28computer_science%29 In hpr2739 , Dave talked briefly about local variables. But what are they? In most modern languages, especially in compiled languages, "local" means that the value of a variable cannot be directly known, by looking up the name,...
Topics: bash, perl, scope, dynamic scope, lexical scope
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May 6, 2019 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 2019 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2806 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2806/hpr2806_source.flac New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2781 Mon 2019-04-01 HPR Community News for March 2019 HPR Volunteers 2782 Tue 2019-04-02 Never stop gaming klaatu 2783 Wed 2019-04-03 The Windows "Shutdown.exe"...
Topic: Community News
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May 3, 2019 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a review of the other 49 shows I've posted in the last 3 years Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2805 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2805/hpr2805_source.flac Hallo this is again Tony Hughes for HPR. This is an auspicious show for me as it’s my 50th show that I have recorded and released on HPR in my own right. However prior to my 1st show in my own right I did guest on 2 shows. The first of these was: hpr0844 :: The Flying Handbag hosted by HPR...
Topics: HPR, Linacityux, podcasting, Audacity
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May 2, 2019 b-yeezi
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Summary: In this episode, I discuss how to deal with fix-width field text files using Awk Series: Learning Awk Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2804 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2804/hpr2804_source.flac Basic usage Use the FIELDWIDTHS = "n1 n2 n3 ..." annotation in the BEGIN section of an awk command to specify the widths of the fields. For instance, the following file has widths of 20, 10, and 12 characters. NAME STATE TELEPHONE John Smith WA...
Topics: bash, linux, cli, commandline, awk
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Summary: A short podcast on how my little home servers are working or not Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2803 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2803/hpr2803_source.wav https://nextcloud.com/box/ This link was the first product and it is not available any more. https://ownyourbits.com/nextcloudpi/ This link tells you about all the different ways to do next cloud. https://github.com/nextcloud/nextcloudpi/wiki/How-to-install-NextCloudPi The link above is what worked...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, NextCloud, openmediavault
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Apr 30, 2019 clacke
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Summary: It seems life goes faster and faster and then turns around and goes slower and slower Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2802 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2802/hpr2802_source.flac At 40, I’m at the middle of the mean life expectancy in most parts of the world. What’s happened so far, and where do I go from here? I look at my life’s past in increasingly smaller chunks of years, and then at my life’s future in increasingly larger chunks of years,...
Topics: life, kids, work, medicine, future
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Apr 29, 2019 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill talks about setting up a guitar. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2801 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2801/hpr2801_source.flac NYbill talks about setting up a guitar. Pics for the episode: http://media.gunmonkeynet.net/u/nybill/collection/guitar-set-up/
Topics: Guitar, DIY
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Apr 26, 2019 Ahuka
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Summary: Part six of my list of subscribed channels Series: YouTube Subscriptions Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2800 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2800/hpr2800_source.flac I am subscribed to a number of YouTube channels, and I am sharing them with you SgtPepper Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAZZwDyOoSG32tIpMjQ-EKA Sid Meier’s Civilization - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWj7XnnfbKHGVnZ8iSoETSQ Sixty Symbols -...
Topics: YouTube, Channels, Subscriptions
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Apr 25, 2019 Brian in Ohio
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Summary: turn an arduino nano into a programmer Series: Arduino and related devices Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2799 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2799/hpr2799_source.flac intro 1.1 brian in ohio 1.2 out from under my rock motivation 2.1 ken fallon bootloader episode hpr 2660 burned many bootloaders used usbtiny programmer putting together a programmer would be a good learning experience 2.2 still use arduino easy to check out a new piece of hardware boards...
Topics: Arduino, ArduinoISP
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Apr 24, 2019 knightwise
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Summary: Knightwise waxes nostalgically on the early days of podcasting and wonders if we all sold out? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2798 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2798/hpr2798_source.aiff In a car rant I think back to the early days of podcasting and how the ambience and vision of podcasting was far from the mainstream media approach from today. Have we all sold out ?
Topics: podcast, pirate radio, decentralisation
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Summary: tuturto gives overview of simulation in their 4x game Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2797 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2797/hpr2797_source.flac So far we have been concentrating on separate pieces of the game. Now it"s time to put some of them together as a simulation. Overview of simulation Simulation is done in discrete steps. Each step is roughly 1 earth month (completely arbitrary decision). Shorter than that and there might...
Topics: haskell, persistent
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Apr 22, 2019 operat0r
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Summary: IRS Credit Freezes and Junk Mail Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2796 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2796/hpr2796_source.mp3 Links https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/26/ https://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/credit-freeze-and-thaw-guide/ https://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/free-credit-freezes/ https://clark.com/consumer-issues-id-theft/opting-out-of-assorted-junk-mailings/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWVoyrzqRbU DROP HOE!
Topics: IRS, Credit Freeze, Junk Mail, hacking
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Apr 19, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: A review of a 20-year old, GNU Free Documentation Licensed, RPG about post-apocalyptic turmoil Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2795 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2795/hpr2795_source.ogg Full shownotes are on mixedsignals.ml You can download Klaatu's update revision of the game materials here: https://mixedsignals.ml/download/deadearth-bundle-gfdl.7z
Topics: RPG, Tabletop Game, Dead Earth
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Apr 18, 2019 Yannick the french guy from Switzerland
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Summary: In this episode, Yannick talks with Martin Wimpress about the Ubuntu MATE project Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2794 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2794/hpr2794_source.mp3 Ubuntu, MATE. Two words which, taken separately, refer to great products. On one side, Ubuntu, one of the most popular, if not the most popular, linux distribution. On the other side, the MATE desktop environment, also very popular. One person took those two...
Topics: ubuntu, mate, ubuntu mate, martin wimpress, raspberry pi, desktop environment, linux
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Apr 17, 2019 clacke
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Summary: clacke discovers bash's coproc keyword and explains some toy examples Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2793 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2793/hpr2793_source.flac If you want the full manuscript, that’s at gitlab: hpr2793_bash_coproc_manuscript.adoc . It’s almost a transcript, but I added spontaneous commentary while reading the examples, so that’s not in the manuscript. Episode errata: Command substitution with $() is...
Topics: bash, coproc, subshell
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Apr 16, 2019 Jeroen Baten
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Summary: Playing around with different text to speech programs to see what is possible. Series: Sound Scapes Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2792 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2792/hpr2792_source.flac Below the script I used to generate a bunch of wav files with different text to speech applications. #!/bin/bash string="This is HPR episode 2792 entitled \"Playing around with text to speech synthesis on Linux\" and is part of the series...
Topic: speech synthesis linux
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Apr 15, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu demonstrates how to use LVM and cryptsetup to create and use portable encrypted filesystems Series: Privacy and Security Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2791 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2791/hpr2791_source.ogg Create an empty file of a predetermined size: $ fallocate --length 512M foo.img Create a LUKS container on it: $ cryptsetup --verify-passphrase luksFormat foo.img Set it up: $ sudo cryptsetup luksOpen foo.img foo $ ls /dev/mapper foo $...
Topic: encryption
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Apr 12, 2019 Ahuka
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Summary: Part five of my list of subscribed channels Series: YouTube Subscriptions Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2790 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2790/hpr2790_source.flac I am subscribed to a number of YouTube channels, and I am sharing them with you Mental Floss - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZ5qUqpW4hW4zdfuBxMSJA Minute Earth - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiYXex_fwgYDonaTcSIk6w Minute Physics -...
Topics: YouTube, Channels, Subscriptions
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Apr 11, 2019 lostnbronx
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Summary: Lostnbronx takes a stab at explaining why the pace of your story matters. Series: Random Elements of Storytelling Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2789 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2789/hpr2789_source.flac Some stories, that are otherwise cookie-cutter in form, possessing familiar situations and clichéd characters, seem to nonetheless stand out. Other tales that might have great ideas, intriguing plots, and vivid characters, seem to hit the ground with...
Topics: stories, storytelling, pacing, lostnbronx
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Apr 10, 2019 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto describes some loop-like constructs in Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2788 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2788/hpr2788_source.flac Haskell is functional language where data is immutable. This means that regular for-loops don’t really exist. Looping however is very common pattern in programs in general. Here are some patterns how to do that in Haskell. Recursion Calculating Fibonacci numbers is common example (sort of...
Topics: haskell, programming
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Apr 9, 2019 operat0r
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Summary: I don't know Javascript do ? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2787 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2787/hpr2787_source.mp3 Links https://github.com/crazy-max/nodejs-portable https://github.com/GoogleChrome/puppeteer
Topics: NodeJS, puppeteer, programing, Javascript
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Apr 8, 2019 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short show about some of my YouTube channels inspired by Ahuka Series: YouTube Subscriptions Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2786 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2786/hpr2786_source.flac Hallo HPR listeners this is Tony Hughes again coming from Blackpool in the UK. Recently Ahuka started a series on the YouTube channels that he subscribes to and this seems like a good topic to share some of my favourite YouTube channels. This time I’ll share some of...
Topics: Linux, Computers, YouTube, Gaming, Electronics, Audacity
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Apr 5, 2019 JWP
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Summary: A short talk on telco networking standards Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2785 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2785/hpr2785_source.wav https://blog.advaoptical.com/en/what-is-universal-cpe https://www.audiocodes.com/solutions-products/solutions/network-function-virtualization-nfv/universal-cpe-ucpe https://netmanias.com/en/post/blog/12703/sdn-nfv-ucpe/what-is-universal-cpe-updated-at-may-2018...
Topics: Network Function Virtualization, NFV, Universal customer premises equipment, uCPE
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Apr 4, 2019 Jon Kulp
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Summary: I talk about the Yamaha Disklavier DKC500RW that's in my office at work Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2784 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2784/hpr2784_source.flac In this episode I talk about the Yamaha Disklavier DKC500RW that's in my office at work. This is a very high-tech player piano and one of the coolest pieces of music gear I've ever seen. Photo Album (click image) Links Website showing how to determine which model disklavier you have:...
Topics: Music, Piano, Keyboard, Musical Instruments, Player Pianos, Recording Devices
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Apr 3, 2019 Claudio Miranda
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Summary: A rundown of the Windows "shutdown.exe" command. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2783 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2783/hpr2783_source.flac Shutdown.exe Introduced in Windows 2000 as a way to shutdown the PC via the command prompt. Included in all versions since Windows 2000 all the way to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. ReactOS, the open source binary-compatible clone of Windows, also includes the shutdown.exe command and the commands...
Topics: shutdown, windows, commandprompt, cmd
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Apr 2, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: Ways to feed the gaming impulse, even when you can't game Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2782 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2782/hpr2782_source.flac Shownotes are on mixedsignals.ml
Topics: rpg, dm, gm, game master, dungeon master, dnd
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Apr 1, 2019 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in March 2019 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2781 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2781/hpr2781_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: Floyd C Poynter , aldenp , minnix . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2760 Fri 2019-03-01 What is VNF JWP 2761 Mon 2019-03-04 HPR Community News for February 2019 HPR Volunteers 2762 Tue 2019-03-05 What You Really Are...
Topic: Community News
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Mar 29, 2019 minnix
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Summary: How I built my self-enclosed Nextcloud server using a single board computer and a RAID enclosure Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2780 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2780/hpr2780_source.mp3 I explain the build process for my home Nextcloud server using a single board computer and a 4 bay RAID enclosure. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. My parts list for the server build: Rockpro64 https://www.pine64.org/?product=rockpro64-4gb-single-board-computer eMMC...
Topics: nextcloud, single board computers, home server, sbc, arm
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Mar 28, 2019 aldenp
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Summary: Replacing the web with new, decentralized protocols Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2779 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2779/hpr2779_source.ogg Some ramblings about how we might replace HTTP with more robust, decentralized protocols. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterPlanetary_File_System https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol
Topics: HTTP, IPFS, torrents
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Mar 27, 2019 tuturto
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Summary: Brief introduction on functor and applicative patterns in Haskell and where they can be used Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2778 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2778/hpr2778_source.flac Two common patterns that I seem to run all the time while working on my 4x space game are functor and applicative. This episode explains them briefly. Functor Functor is a way to apply function over a structure we don’t want to alter. Type of the structure stays same,...
Topics: haskell, functor, applicative
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Mar 26, 2019 knightwise
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Summary: Knightwise is out looking for a new laptop and describes what he is looking for and why. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2777 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2777/hpr2777_source.aiff Looking for a new laptop. Candidates HP Envy x360 Lenovo X280 Lenovo X380 Lenovo X380 Yoga Lenovo X1 Lenovo X1 Yoga
Topics: computer, hardware, geek, buy
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Mar 25, 2019 lostnbronx
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Summary: Lostnbronx looks at the importance of tightly-structured subplots in storytelling. Series: Random Elements of Storytelling Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2776 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2776/hpr2776_source.flac What makes for strong subplots? Why can some subplots be chopped out of a tale without harming it? Why can some be chopped out, and it actually makes the tale stronger? Is this modular approach the best way to bring in subplots, or is there...
Topics: stories, storytelling, sub-plots, lostnbronx
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Mar 22, 2019 Ahuka
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Summary: Part four of my list of subscribed channels Series: YouTube Subscriptions Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2775 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2775/hpr2775_source.flac I am subscribed to a number of YouTube channels, and I am sharing them with you The HollyHobs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhSH-DB2xK4BIJZoql9djQ Adam Neely - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkp4xDOwqqJD7sSM3xdUiQ Airstream of Scottsdale -...
Topics: YouTube, Channels, Subscriptions
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Mar 21, 2019 aldenp
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Summary: A summary of the things I like about CJDNS and Yggdrasil, and the places I think they could improve. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2774 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2774/hpr2774_source.mp3 This is my first time doing this sort of thing, so I’m sorry if it’s not very good. https://github.com/cjdelisle/cjdns/ https://yggdrasil-network.github.io/
Topics: CJDNS, Yggdrasil
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Mar 20, 2019 Floyd C Poynter
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Summary: Discussion on installing new Calcium battery into older vehicle and resulting maintenance issues. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2773 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2773/hpr2773_source.ogg Although Lead/Acid batteries are old tech, the use of Calcium as an alloy metal has been a more modern development. Unfortunately many people do not realize this causes an incompatibility with older vehicles due to charging voltage. This episode discusses the use of...
Topics: automotive, battery, maintenance, charger
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Mar 19, 2019 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short show about the software I use in Linux Mint Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2772 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2772/hpr2772_source.flac Hallo HPR listeners – in my recent episodes hpr2738 and hpr2746 I talked about some of the applications and software I regularly use as part of my day to day use of Linux Mint. This follow up show will continue with a few more of the same. CUPS – Common Unix Printing Software; printing in Linux with this...
Topics: Software, applications, utilities
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Mar 18, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: Part 2 of Klaatu's Djvu mini series Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2771 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2771/hpr2771_source.ogg To embed text into a Djvu file, you must create a djvused script detailing the page and bitmap location of one of: character, word, line, paragraph, or region. For good measure, you should first list the contents of your Djvu bundle: $ djvused -e 'select; ls' test.djvu 1 P 177062 p0001.djvu 2 P 199144 p0002.djvu 3 P 12323...
Topics: pdf, ebook, bloat, djvu
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Mar 15, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: There are so many kinds of RPG books out there, where do you start? Klaatu tells all! Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2770 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2770/hpr2770_source.ogg Taxonomy of RPG-related books: Rulebooks tell you how to play the game. Optional books of rules add modular components to the base game. They add nuance to specific actions (for example, a book might add rules on owning and managing a castle in a fantasy...
Topics: book, rpg, game
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Mar 14, 2019 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill reviews, yet another, inexpensive multimeter. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2769 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2769/hpr2769_source.flac NYbill does yet another inexpensive multimeter review. This time the AstroAI WH5000A. (Its time for a multimeter intervention!) The meter: https://www.astroai.com/portfolio-items/astroai-digital-multimeter-trms-6000-counts-multimeters/ Pics for the episode:...
Topics: multimeter, electronics, test equipment, hardware review
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Mar 13, 2019 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto describes system for recording planetary statuses in their game Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2768 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2768/hpr2768_source.flac Intro In episode hpr2748 Writing Web Game in Haskell - Special events, I talked about how to add special events in the game. One drawback with the system presented there was that the kragii worms might attack planet that already had kragii worms present. This time we’ll look into how to...
Topic: haskell
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Mar 12, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: A tutorial on how to read and generate djvu files Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2767 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2767/hpr2767_source.ogg DjVu is a digital document format with advanced compression technology. DjVu allows for the distribution of very high resolution images of scanned documents, digital documents, and photographs. DjVu viewers are available for the web browser (search for djvujs in Firefox for an extension), the desktop ( Evince ,...
Topics: pdf, ebook, bloat, djvu
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Mar 11, 2019 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu reviews the various commands used to enumerate drives on Linux Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2766 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr2766/hpr2766_source.flac The old way: $ ls /dev/sd* Another old way: $ fdisk --list An old way to see what you just plugged in: $ sudo dmesg | tail Some new tricks: $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 2.7T 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 23.3G 0 part └─sda2 8:2 0 2.7T 0 part sdb 8:16 0 3.9G 0 disk sdc...
Topics: fdisk, dmesg, lsblk, udisks