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Latest Shows


hpr2491 :: Some news with Finux

Just a short little podcast on some recent(ish) security related news stories

Hosted by finux on 2018-02-19 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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The 3 stories covered in this episode


hpr2490 :: What's In My Podcatcher 2

A current report, with descriptions, of the podcasts I enjoy


Hosted by Ahuka on 2018-02-16 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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I listen to many podcasts as my primary form of audio entertainment, and because Hacker Public Radio listeners also tend to be podcast listeners (pretty much by definition) I am sharing my finds with the community. Besides, Ken made me do it.

Links:


hpr2489 :: CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

Lostnbronx creates a tiny video, from a large audio file.

Hosted by lostnbronx on 2018-02-15 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

hosted by Lostnbronx

Turning a large audio file into a tiny video file for a very specific use case.

This solution probably won't work for you, because none of the ones I found on the Internet worked for me. Trial and error led me here, and it's probably the only guide you'll have as well.

Start with as high a quality audio file as you can manage. .wav is good, but it's big. Let's convert it to .flac. If you already have a .flac file, skip this part.

1.) Convert .wav to .flac.

sox INPUT.wav OUTPUT.flac

2.) Convert the .flac to a very small mono .opus. Bitrate can be even smaller. I went down to 14.

opusenc --bitrate 18 --downmix-mono INPUT.flac OUTPUT.opus

3.) Combine the .opus file with a single static image, and output to a .webm video. This should not be very much bigger in file size than the .opus and .jpg combined. The smaller the image file, the better. (I tried using a .gif, but it was actually bigger than the .jpg I ended up with.)

ffmpeg -i INPUT.opus -r 1 -loop 1 -i INPUT.jpg -c:v libvpx -tune stillimage -shortest -y -c:a copy OUTPUT.webm

The final file. It doesn't sound great, but it's listenable, which is all that was desired.

https://social.nasqueron.org/media/pEXqQotxC5P4GNJpf9U

Here's a better quality version of the audiobook.

http://downloads.cavalcadeaudio.com/stardrifter-novels/01-motherload/?p=home

The process and final result can be improved upon by people smarter than I, without doubt, but this works for now.

SPECIAL THANKS to the Urandom guys (X1101, Thaj, and Pokey), Monsterjavaguns (Jason van Gumster), and the ever-fabulous Klaatu, for their suggestions and encouragement. I would not have found a solution to this, nor even thought to do an episode of HPR, without them!

Editor's Note 2018-02-15: The wrong audio was accidentally released with this show. It has been corrected and should be re-uploaded by your podcatcher.


hpr2488 :: Psychology of Love

A look at some of the neuroscience and psychology behind love

Hosted by Aaressaar on 2018-02-14 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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hpr2487 :: Simple LibreOffice Repo for Fedora

Simple LibreOffice Repo for Fedora


Hosted by ToeJet on 2018-02-13 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Simple LibreOffice Repo for Fedora

My setup: You can look at the real setup. Hosted at home on a DLS connection so real usage is discouraged. https://home.toebesacademy.com/libreoffice/

Actual Script https://home.toebesacademy.com/libreoffice/LOrepo

Repo file to put in /etc/yum.repo.d https://home.toebesacademy.com/libreoffice/home.toebesacademy.com.repo

Cron Entry. Should be run as web user, not root.

# m h d m w
# * * * * * command to be executed
# - - - - -
# | | | | |
# | | | | +----- day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0)
# | | | +------- month (1 - 12)
# | | +--------- day of month (1 - 31)
# | +----------- hour (0 - 23)
# +------------- min (0 - 59)
# m     h    dom mon dow command
0       3    *   *   *    /var/www/html/libreoffice/LOrepo

hpr2486 :: Some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally

In this episode I talk about some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally.

Hosted by MrX on 2018-02-12 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Links to the stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally I attended.


hpr2485 :: The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E05 - I Saw the Invisible Man

Casper and Rutiger discuss the now-old-by-internet-standards news of New York Times piece about real

Hosted by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) on 2018-02-09 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Recorded December 23 2017

All links are external.

Real mobile recording platform(recording Exile on Main Street)

Let Me Drown” by Soundgarden

T-Mobile AccuRadio Online

Slint(band)

Sonic Youth(band)

Thurston Moore’s other bands

Glowing Aura’s and Black Money” (the New York Times)

Robert Bigelow(wikipedia)

Tom DeLonge’s UFO Academy(consequence of sound)

Big Audio Dynamite “Rush”(YouTube)

Mick Jones(wikipedia)

Buy tuning machines!(amazon)

Ministry (band) (wikipedia)

The truth behind the Elf on the Shelf(wikipedia)

Redacted (twitter)

How Did Harry Reid Get Rich?(national review)

Mr Show - “Praying Machines”(youtube)

The Firm (film)(youtube)

Link collector(Loomis Bros)

Magnets and how they work(know your meme)

Mechanical Man(Devo) (youtube)

How to take apart a dryer(hometips.com)

Electrocution(wikipedia)

Maytag Repair Man(Characterweb)

Extra heavy guitar picks(sweetwater sound)

Headphone splitter(zsounds)

The man in the moon(wikipedia)

Buddhism


hpr2484 :: The Big Idea

A breezy look at what a "big idea" means in storytelling.

Hosted by lostnbronx on 2018-02-08 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Lostnbronx looks at the concept of the "big idea" in storytelling and various genres, arguing that such a creative tool may not actually be all that necessary to tell a compelling tale.


hpr2483 :: Useful Bash functions - part 4

A Bash function for parsing lists of numbers and ranges


Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2018-02-07 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Useful Bash functions - part 4

Overview

This is the fourth show about the Bash functions I use, and it may be the last unless I come up with something else that I think might be of general interest.

There is only one function to look at this time, but it's fairly complex so needs an entire episode devoted to it.

As before it would be interesting to receive feedback on this function and would be great if other Bash users contributed ideas of their own.

Full Notes

Since the notes explaining this subject are long, they have been placed here.


hpr2482 :: lca2018: Katie McLaughlin

An interview with Katie McLaughlin at linux.conf.au 2018

Hosted by Clinton Roy on 2018-02-06 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Clinton interviews Katie McLaughlin at linux.conf.au 2018 on her role with the conference as community liaison and as the lead organiser of PyCon Australia.

Editor's Note: Corrected audio now available


Previous five weeks

hpr2481 :: HPR Community News for January 2018 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2018-02-05. Duration: 01:15:09. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in January 2018

hpr2480 :: What's In My Podcatcher 1 hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2018-02-02. Duration: 00:17:47. Flag: Clean. Series: Podcast recommendations.
Tags: Podcasts.
A current report, with descriptions, of the podcasts I enjoy

hpr2479 :: Intergraph workstation hosted by JWP

Released: 2018-02-01. Duration: 00:28:45. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Intergraph Corporation, Pentium 4, CentOS, Logical Volume Manager.
My rebuild of my Intergraph workstation

hpr2478 :: City Of Masks - HPR_AudioBookClub hosted by HPR_AudioBookClub

Released: 2018-01-31. Duration: 01:26:27. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR_AudioBookClub.
Tags: Audiobooks, City of Masks, Mike Reeves-McMillan.
The HPR Audiobook Club reviews City Of Masks with author Mike Reeves-McMillan

hpr2477 :: Reading Audio Books While Distracted hosted by dodddummy

Released: 2018-01-30. Duration: 00:10:10. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Audio book, reading.
My attempt to solve the problem of listening to audio books when you can't fully concentrate.

hpr2476 :: Gnu Awk - Part 9 hosted by b-yeezi

Released: 2018-01-29. Duration: 00:32:36. Flag: Explicit. Series: Learning Awk.
Tags: awk,bash,Linux,command line.
In part 9 of the series, we discuss the printf function

hpr2475 :: Information Underground -- Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2018-01-26. Duration: 00:43:21. Flag: Explicit. Series: Information Underground.
Tags: sex,alcohol,women,prohibition,freedom,history,pornography,oppression,playboy,hugh hefner.
The IU guys examine the first Sexual Revolution in America, back during Prohibition.

hpr2474 :: Open Source Gaming #3 The Atari Jaguar hosted by TheDUDE

Released: 2018-01-25. Duration: 00:13:52. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Atari Corporation, Atari Jaguar.
Episode 3 is about the Atari Jaguar which has been open source since 1999

hpr2473 :: Frotz - A Portable Z-Machine Interpreter hosted by Claudio Miranda

Released: 2018-01-24. Duration: 00:10:08. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Frotz,Z-code,Z-machine,Interactive Fiction.
How to use Frotz to play those old Infocom text adventure games from the 80s.

hpr2472 :: Forum Failure hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2018-01-23. Duration: 00:16:40. Flag: Clean.
Tags: forum,lostnbronx,platform,community.
Lostnbronx talks about his recent experiment in running a forum.

hpr2471 :: Tea Time! hosted by operat0r

Released: 2018-01-22. Duration: 00:06:19. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Tea, Yerba Mate Pajarito.
I go over where I am at with Tea

hpr2470 :: Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017 hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2018-01-19. Duration: 00:13:18. Flag: Clean. Series: Health and Healthcare.
Tags: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Insurance Marketplace, Obamacare.
Where is US Health Care policy as we head into 2018?

hpr2469 :: A flight itinerary in Bash hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2018-01-18. Duration: 00:17:45. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: Bash,date,ISO 8601,epoch.
Working out dates and times in a Bash script

hpr2468 :: THE WELL hosted by operat0r

Released: 2018-01-17. Duration: 00:06:48. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: well, pump, troubleshooting.
I record a video with audio on my fathers well setup in the sticks

hpr2467 :: I randomly talk about my laptops hosted by swift110

Released: 2018-01-16. Duration: 00:09:34. Flag: Clean.
Tags: laptop, linux, fun, computers.
Random talk about my laptops and the linux distros that are on them

hpr2466 :: ShareX is awesome hosted by Xoke

Released: 2018-01-15. Duration: 00:07:27. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Windows, Screenshot, documentation.
ShareX, for all your screenshot needs and more

hpr2465 :: TronScript where have you been all my life! hosted by operat0r

Released: 2018-01-12. Duration: 00:27:49. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: windows,scripting,batch files,antivirus,malware.
I take an initial look at TronScript and its features

hpr2464 :: The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E04 - Digital Instruments hosted by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)

Released: 2018-01-11. Duration: 01:05:06. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: DAW, Sonic Voyages, iOS Music Apps, PreSonus Audiobox 22vsl, Logic Pro X, Studio One.
Casper and Rutiger Detail their Digital and Analog Sonic Setups in IOS and Android

hpr2463 :: Setting up a 32 Bit Ubuntu Server hosted by JWP

Released: 2018-01-10. Duration: 00:12:42. Flag: Clean.
Tags: 32-bit server, Ubuntu.
Repurpose a 32 bit small form factor working station

hpr2462 :: AudioBookClub-14-Triplanetary-(First-in-the-Lensman-Series) hosted by HPR_AudioBookClub

Released: 2018-01-09. Duration: 01:57:10. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR_AudioBookClub.
Tags: HPR AudioBookClub, Triplanetary, E. E. "Doc" Smith.
The HPR_AudioBookClub discusses Triplanetary: First in the Lensman Series by E. E. "Doc" Smith

hpr2461 :: Gitolite hosted by klaatu

Released: 2018-01-08. Duration: 00:30:39. Flag: Clean.
Tags: git,server,admin,dev.
Using Gitolite to administer your Git server.

hpr2460 :: The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire hosted by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)

Released: 2018-01-05. Duration: 01:53:50. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Net Neutrality.
The Alien Brothers penetrate the Van Allen belt to tap in, and transmit an intergalactic podcast

hpr2459 :: free software's long tail hosted by Joey Hess

Released: 2018-01-04. Duration: 00:07:16. Flag: Clean.
Tags: pdmenu,free software.
Response to hpr2443 :: pdmenu by pdmenu's author

hpr2458 :: Chrome Plugins You Must Have hosted by operat0r

Released: 2018-01-03. Duration: 00:10:43. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Chrome extensions.
I go over my current list of Chrome plugins and how I secure my browser

hpr2457 :: Getting ready for my new Macbook Pro hosted by knightwise

Released: 2018-01-02. Duration: 00:19:25. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Macbook Pro, Homebrew, warranty, case, cables.
Knightwise is about to order a new macbook pro and shares some tips and tricks

hpr2456 :: HPR Community News for December 2017 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2018-01-01. Duration: 01:27:09. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in December 2017

hpr2455 :: Interface Zero RPG Part 5 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-29. Duration: 01:24:34. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: game,gaming,tabletop,rpg.
Klaatu, Lobath, and Thaj play the Interface Zero RPG part 5

hpr2454 :: The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E02 - Strictly Hacking hosted by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)

Released: 2017-12-28. Duration: 01:46:29. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Uber Hack, Intel ME, Alien Brothers.
Casper and Rutiger discuss the Uber hacks and the Intel ME known and unknown vulnerabilties

hpr2453 :: The power of GNU Readline - part 2 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2017-12-27. Duration: 00:19:25. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: command line,cli,GNU Readline.
Various ways of deleting and undeleting on the command line with GNU Readline

hpr2452 :: Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project hosted by David Whitman

Released: 2017-12-26. Duration: 00:22:19. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Hydraulic Jack Mod, DIY, Travel Trailer Balance.
Hydraulic Jack Mod, DIY, Travel Trailer Balance

hpr2451 :: Server Basics 105 OpenVPN Client hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-25. Duration: 00:32:11. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,vpn,sys admin.
Klaatu walks you through installing and configuring an OpenVPN client

hpr2450 :: Android Audio with viper 4 android and magisk hosted by operat0r

Released: 2017-12-22. Duration: 00:10:09. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: audio,android.
I go over some ways to help manage audio with android

hpr2449 :: Org-mode mobile solution hosted by Brian in Ohio

Released: 2017-12-21. Duration: 00:09:38. Flag: Clean.
Tags: emacs,org-mode,mobile,mobile-org app,pi-top,pocketchip,Android.
My search for taking org mode on the road

hpr2448 :: Useful Bash functions - part 3 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2017-12-20. Duration: 00:33:53. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: coding,Bash,script,function.
A few more possibly useful Bash functions are discussed

hpr2447 :: Server Basics 104 OpenVPN Server hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-19. Duration: 00:43:15. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,vpn,sys admin.
Klaatu walks you through installing and configuring OpenVPN Server

hpr2446 :: Git server and git hooks hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-18. Duration: 00:40:30. Flag: Clean.
Tags: git.
Klaatu talks about running git on a server, and explains git hooks.

hpr2445 :: Information Underground: Backwards Capitalism hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2017-12-15. Duration: 00:48:16. Flag: Clean.
Tags: information underground,capitalism,klaatu,deepgeek,lostnbronx.
Klaatu, Deepgeek, and Lostnbronx talk about markets, innovation, and opportunity.

hpr2444 :: Interface Zero Play-through Part 4 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-14. Duration: 00:32:07. Flag: Clean.
Tags: rpg,game,play,pathfinder,dnd.
Klaatu, Lobath, and Thaj play the Interface Zero RPG

hpr2443 :: pdmenu hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2017-12-13. Duration: 00:15:27. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: command line,menu,pdmenu,.pdmenurc.
I have been using this menu tool over the past year, and I really like it

hpr2442 :: The sound of Woodbrook Quaker Study centre in the Spring hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212

Released: 2017-12-12. Duration: 00:15:37. Flag: Clean. Series: Sound Scapes.
Tags: birdsong.
I recorded the sound of bird song at Woodbrook Quaker study Centre in Birmingham UK in April 2017

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