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We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 14 years, 4 months, 3 days ago. Our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to hobbyists". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. If you record your show now it could be released in 13 days.

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Latest Shows


hpr2990 :: JDK14 - Wrap up edition

We look into what is included in the next release of the JDK.

Hosted by Daniel Persson on 2020-01-17 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: java, news.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

305: Pattern Matching for instanceof (Preview)
343: Packaging Tool (Incubator)
345: NUMA-Aware Memory Allocation for G1
349: JFR Event Streaming
352: Non-Volatile Mapped Byte Buffers
358: Helpful NullPointerExceptions
359: Records (Preview)
361: Switch Expressions (Standard)
362: Deprecate the Solaris and SPARC Ports
363: Remove the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Garbage Collector
364: ZGC on macOS
365: ZGC on Windows
366: Deprecate the ParallelScavenge + SerialOld GC Combination
367: Remove the Pack200 Tools and API
368: Text Blocks (Second Preview)
370: Foreign-Memory Access API (Incubator)


hpr2989 :: Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 1

Eighth Annual New Year Show - Sint brings toys

Hosted by Kevin Wisher on 2020-01-16 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: 2019-20 New Year Show, NYS.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 1

04:30 - 11:00 EST (09:30 - 16:00 UTC)


hpr2988 :: A tale of two hackers in the same system

AIX Hacking and modem stuff!!


Hosted by sigflup on 2020-01-15 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: unix,aix,modem,lynx.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (1)

Hi, I’m sigflup. This is about that awesome time I found that there was another hacker in the same system that I was hacking. Fun stuff


hpr2987 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 5: New games from Double Sided Games

A presentation by Jérémie Marsin of Double Sided games.


Hosted by Paul Quirk on 2020-01-14 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Commodore 64,retro,computing,games,gamer,vintage.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Links of note:


hpr2986 :: Onlykey Updated

Onlykey more like you better have two keys!

Hosted by operat0r on 2020-01-13 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: fob,2fa,onlykey,security,computers.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Privacy and Security | Comments (0)

I chat about Onlykey updates along with plugins / updates / issues/ fixes

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onlykey-configuration/adafilbceehejjehoccladhbkgbjmica?hl=en-US


hpr2985 :: Firefox Update

Some recent updates to Firefox that add useful features


Hosted by Ahuka on 2020-01-10 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Firefox, Sync, Container.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Privacy and Security | Comments (0)

Firefox has been the more secure alternative to Chrome, and it has over the last few months made some updates. So we may want to take a look and see if these are any good, and ask if they add to the security. In some cases there are valuable improvements, such as Facebook Container and the Monitor service.


hpr2984 :: RHEL 8 Workstation first looks

Runing RHEL 8 workstation on a HP Stream Laptop


Hosted by JWP on 2020-01-09 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: HP Stream, RHEL 8, MS Teams, flatpak.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Hi Everyone a bit random ideas about RHEL 8 on a low end laptop.

Interesting Git and flatpak are already installed out of the box.

MS Teams works great.


hpr2983 :: my phone

gnu-linuxy in my pocket

Hosted by Jezra on 2020-01-08 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: phone, linux.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)


hpr2982 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 4: Bare metal c64 Emulation on Raspberry Pi

Randy Rossi's presentation of his Github project on bare metal emulation of the C64 on a Pi 3.


Hosted by Paul Quirk on 2020-01-07 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Raspberry,Pi,emulation,Commodore,64,World of Commodore,TPUG,Toronto,Pet,Users,Group,Github,Open Sour.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Hobby Electronics | Comments (0)

Links of note:


hpr2981 :: HPR Community News for December 2019

HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in December 2019


Hosted by HPR Volunteers on 2020-01-06 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Community News.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: HPR Community News | Comments (0)

New hosts

Welcome to our new host:
Paul Quirk.

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
2956 Mon 2019-12-02 HPR Community News for November 2019 HPR Volunteers
2957 Tue 2019-12-03 Lord D's Film Reviews: Ever lostnbronx
2958 Wed 2019-12-04 Haskell modules tuturto
2959 Thu 2019-12-05 Interview with Josh Clements about gpodder.net Ken Fallon
2960 Fri 2019-12-06 Dehydrated Foods Ahuka
2961 Mon 2019-12-09 Kubernetics / Cloud - Terminology Daniel Persson
2962 Tue 2019-12-10 Bespoke bike building Brian in Ohio
2963 Wed 2019-12-11 A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 3 MrX
2964 Thu 2019-12-12 Bolos and Bowties: Neckwear for Nerds Jon Kulp
2965 Fri 2019-12-13 instant feedback for students in maths beni
2966 Mon 2019-12-16 World of Commodore 2019 Episode 1: The Interviews Paul Quirk
2967 Tue 2019-12-17 Wrestling As You Like It Episode 2 TheDUDE
2968 Wed 2019-12-18 Life and Times of a Geek part 3 Dave Morriss
2969 Thu 2019-12-19 Crewing a spaceship in Haskell tuturto
2970 Fri 2019-12-20 The Fediverse Ahuka
2971 Mon 2019-12-23 World of Commodore 2019 Episode 2: Hacking GeckOS Paul Quirk
2972 Tue 2019-12-24 The foot of the ski slope Dave Morriss
2973 Wed 2019-12-25 Introduction to Advent of Code Daniel Persson
2974 Thu 2019-12-26 Guitar Setup pt. 2 NYbill
2975 Fri 2019-12-27 SimpleScreenRecorder and Vidcutter Ken Fallon
2976 Mon 2019-12-30 A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 4 MrX
2977 Tue 2019-12-31 World of Commodore 2019 Episode 3: Life after Commodore Paul Quirk

Comments this month

These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows. There are 22 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 6 comments on 6 previous shows:

  • hpr2924 (2019-10-17) "Hacking an Alarm Clock to Make it Quieter" by Jon Kulp.
    • Comment 1: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-12-24: "Fun to listen to as always"

  • hpr2932 (2019-10-29) "Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 10" by lostnbronx.
    • Comment 1: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-12-24: "Loved the series"

  • hpr2942 (2019-11-12) "Why I love lisps" by Nihilazo.
    • Comment 4: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-12-24: "Great first episode"

  • hpr2944 (2019-11-14) "ONICS Basics Part 4: Network Flows and Connections" by Gabriel Evenfire.
    • Comment 2: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-12-23: "Glad you liked it!"

  • hpr2947 (2019-11-19) "The Mimblewimble Protocol" by mightbemike.
    • Comment 1: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-12-24: "Enjoying this series"

  • hpr2955 (2019-11-29) "Machine Learning / Data Analysis Basics" by Daniel Persson.
    • Comment 2: gerryk on 2019-12-06: "great! clear and informational"

This month's shows

There are 16 comments on 10 of this month's shows:

  • hpr2956 (2019-12-02) "HPR Community News for November 2019" by HPR Volunteers.
    • Comment 1: jezra on 2019-12-10: "No more postcards?"

  • hpr2957 (2019-12-03) "Lord D's Film Reviews: Ever" by lostnbronx.
    • Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2019-12-03: "Great series but ..."
    • Comment 2: lostnbronx on 2019-12-04: "Links"
    • Comment 3: Ken Fallon on 2019-12-04: "Good point"

  • hpr2959 (2019-12-05) "Interview with Josh Clements about gpodder.net " by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 1: b-yeezi on 2019-12-05: "No problem. I'll do it"

  • hpr2962 (2019-12-10) "Bespoke bike building" by Brian in Ohio.
    • Comment 1: petard on 2019-12-11: "I really enjoyed this"
    • Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2019-12-12: "Excellent progress"

  • hpr2963 (2019-12-11) "A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 3" by MrX.
    • Comment 1: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-12-24: "Great series"
    • Comment 2: MrX on 2019-12-27: "Re: Great series"

  • hpr2964 (2019-12-12) "Bolos and Bowties: Neckwear for Nerds" by Jon Kulp.
    • Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2019-12-12: "Yes it is of interest to Hackers"
    • Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2019-12-12: "the model"

  • hpr2965 (2019-12-13) "instant feedback for students in maths" by beni.
    • Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2019-12-19: "Cool project!"

  • hpr2966 (2019-12-16) "World of Commodore 2019 Episode 1: The Interviews" by Paul Quirk.
    • Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2019-12-19: "Legacy Tech"
    • Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2019-12-19: "Great show!"

  • hpr2967 (2019-12-17) "Wrestling As You Like It Episode 2" by TheDUDE.

  • hpr2974 (2019-12-26) "Guitar Setup pt. 2" by NYbill.
    • Comment 1: NYbill on 2019-12-26: "Heh, editing..."

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the HPR server under Mailman.

The threaded discussions this month can be found here:

http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2019-December/thread.html

Events Calendar

With the kind permission of LWN.net we are linking to The LWN.net Community Calendar.

Quoting the site:

This is the LWN.net community event calendar, where we track events of interest to people using and developing Linux and free software. Clicking on individual events will take you to the appropriate web page.

Any other business

Tags and Summaries

There were no tag or summary updates in the past month.

If you would like to contribute to the tag/summary project visit the summary page at https://hackerpublicradio.org/report_missing_tags.php and follow the instructions there.


Previous five weeks

hpr2980 :: FLOSS Weekly 553 - Hacker Public Radio hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2020-01-03. Duration: 01:07:17. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: Randal Schwartz, Aaron Newcomb, FLOSS Weekly.
Randal Schwartz and Aaron Newcomb featured HPR on FLOSS Weekly

hpr2979 :: Bicycle Freewheel Maintenance hosted by Jon Kulp

Released: 2020-01-02. Duration: 00:07:30. Flag: Clean.
Tags: bicycles, bicycle maintenance, DIY, bicycle repair.
I explain how to lube a bicycle freewheel

hpr2978 :: GARAGE DOOR hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-01-01. Duration: 00:12:18. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: home improvement, garage door ,DIY.
I talk about various GARAGE DOOR and fixes

hpr2977 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 3: Life after Commodore hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2019-12-31. Duration: 00:27:40. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: Commodore,PET,Amiga,64,Geckos,retro,Inside Commodore,DOS.
A presentation by Dr. Richard Immers, author of "Inside Commodore DOS"

hpr2976 :: A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 4 hosted by MrX

Released: 2019-12-30. Duration: 00:06:31. Flag: Explicit. Series: A Little Bit of Python.
Tags: Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.
This is the last show in the series and covers the main program section at the bottom of my script

hpr2975 :: SimpleScreenRecorder and Vidcutter hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2019-12-27. Duration: 00:05:11. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: SimpleScreenRecorder, Vidcutter, ffmpeg, ffprobe, mediainfo.
Two useful applications to record a screen, and to chop and trim a video

hpr2974 :: Guitar Setup pt. 2 hosted by NYbill

Released: 2019-12-26. Duration: 00:51:47. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Guitar, Setup, Repair.
NYbill finish a guitar setup.

hpr2973 :: Introduction to Advent of Code hosted by Daniel Persson

Released: 2019-12-25. Duration: 00:13:56. Flag: Clean.
Tags: coding, challenge.
Advent of code is a challenge each year between 1-25 of December.

hpr2972 :: The foot of the ski slope hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2019-12-24. Duration: 00:44:41. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: HPR,hosts,meeting,technology.
MrX and Dave Morriss chat about nerdy things near a ski slope

hpr2971 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 2: Hacking GeckOS hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2019-12-23. Duration: 00:49:20. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore,PET,Amiga,Geckos,retro,Linux,Open Source.
Glen Holmer explains how he got Linux running on a Commodore 64.

hpr2970 :: The Fediverse hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2019-12-20. Duration: 00:19:02. Flag: Clean. Series: Social Media.
Tags: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub.
The Fediverse is the open network of social media platforms

hpr2969 :: Crewing a spaceship in Haskell hosted by tuturto

Released: 2019-12-19. Duration: 00:22:38. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: haskell, problem solving.
How to calculate amount of crew needed for a spaceship

hpr2968 :: Life and Times of a Geek part 3 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2019-12-18. Duration: 00:40:41. Flag: Explicit. Series: How I Found Linux.
Tags: video recorder,Skinner box,logic gate,digitiser,Dobbie McInnes,Data General,teletype,Cyber-72,APL,Si.
Part 3 of my personal story of experiences with computers

hpr2967 :: Wrestling As You Like It Episode 2 hosted by TheDUDE

Released: 2019-12-17. Duration: 00:26:39. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Pro Wrestling.
Wrestling As You Like It Episode 2

hpr2966 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 1: The Interviews hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2019-12-16. Duration: 00:19:34. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore,PET,Amiga,Gecko,retro.
In this first episode, I interview exhibitors and members at the World of Commodore in 2019.

hpr2965 :: instant feedback for students in maths hosted by beni

Released: 2019-12-13. Duration: 00:13:58. Flag: Clean.
Tags: maths,education,learning.
How we use old CAS software to give students instant feedback in their maths homework

hpr2964 :: Bolos and Bowties: Neckwear for Nerds hosted by Jon Kulp

Released: 2019-12-12. Duration: 00:16:20. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Style, Fashion, Recycling, Upcycling, Circuit Boards, Ties, Bowties, Bolo Ties, Neck ties.
I talk about ties, at least the kind I like to wear when the occasion calls for it.

hpr2963 :: A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 3 hosted by MrX

Released: 2019-12-11. Duration: 00:14:40. Flag: Explicit. Series: A Little Bit of Python.
Tags: Audio, Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.
In this episode I cover functions activated when a button is pushed on the PiFaceCAD board

hpr2962 :: Bespoke bike building hosted by Brian in Ohio

Released: 2019-12-10. Duration: 00:24:34. Flag: Clean.
Tags: bicycle, recumbent, recycle.
Brian in Ohio continues his bike building project

hpr2961 :: Kubernetics / Cloud - Terminology hosted by Daniel Persson

Released: 2019-12-09. Duration: 00:11:04. Flag: Clean.
Tags: kubernetics, basic, terminology.
We talk about terms often used when using Kubernetes

hpr2960 :: Dehydrated Foods hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2019-12-06. Duration: 00:13:55. Flag: Clean. Series: Health and Healthcare.
Tags: Health, Diet.
Dehydrating your own fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks

hpr2959 :: Interview with Josh Clements about gpodder.net hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2019-12-05. Duration: 00:38:34. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: gpodder.net, Josh Clements.
What starts as an Interview and ends in a brain storm.

hpr2958 :: Haskell modules hosted by tuturto

Released: 2019-12-04. Duration: 00:23:07. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: haskell, modules.
tuturto talks about haskell modules

hpr2957 :: Lord D's Film Reviews: Ever hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2019-12-03. Duration: 00:17:05. Flag: Clean. Series: Lord D Film Reviews.
Tags: review, film, lord d.
Lostnbronx reviews a recent drama/romance.

hpr2956 :: HPR Community News for November 2019 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2019-12-02. Duration: 01:26:51. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
Dave, Jeroen and Ken talk about shows released and comments posted in November 2019

hpr2955 :: Machine Learning / Data Analysis Basics hosted by Daniel Persson

Released: 2019-11-29. Duration: 00:21:33. Flag: Clean.
Tags: machine learning, basics, theory.
We talk about different machine learning techniques

hpr2954 :: Wrestling As You Like It episode 1 hosted by TheDUDE

Released: 2019-11-28. Duration: 00:07:42. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Pro Wrestling.
A Wrestling podcast reporting on indie wrestling. Today we are talking about different TV styles.

hpr2953 :: How I got started in Linux hosted by Archer72

Released: 2019-11-27. Duration: 00:04:36. Flag: Clean. Series: How I Found Linux.
Tags: Linux, FreeBSD, Computers.
How I start in Linux, computing, and Free Software

hpr2952 :: Publishing your book using open source tools hosted by Jeroen Baten

Released: 2019-11-26. Duration: 00:26:02. Flag: Clean.
Tags: asciidoc,asciidoctor,lulu,writing,books.
How I evolved from writing with a publisher to self-publishing using open source tools

hpr2951 :: A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 2 hosted by MrX

Released: 2019-11-25. Duration: 00:14:48. Flag: Explicit. Series: A Little Bit of Python.
Tags: Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.
In this episode I cover some generic functions at the top of the code.

hpr2950 :: NotPetya and Maersk: An Object Lesson hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2019-11-22. Duration: 00:14:21. Flag: Clean. Series: Privacy and Security.
Tags: IT Management, Security.
Looking at an object lesson for proper IT management processes and the cost of failure

hpr2949 :: Grin and Beam: The 2 major mimblewimble blockchains hosted by mightbemike

Released: 2019-11-21. Duration: 00:23:07. Flag: Explicit. Series: Blockchain.
Tags: blockchain, privacy.
Grin and Beam are two mimblewimble implementations that are very different & we take a look at both

hpr2948 :: Testing with Haskell hosted by tuturto

Released: 2019-11-20. Duration: 00:42:40. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: haskell, testing, HSpec, QuickCheck.
Introduction on HSpec and QuickCheck

hpr2947 :: The Mimblewimble Protocol hosted by mightbemike

Released: 2019-11-19. Duration: 00:21:01. Flag: Clean. Series: Blockchain.
Tags: blockchain, privacy.
mimblewimble is a new blockchain protocol for scalability, privacy and fungibility

hpr2946 :: Sunday at OggCamp Manchester 2019 hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2019-11-18. Duration: 00:56:18. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: OGGCamp, FSFE, Matrix, BlackEdge, mystorm, blackice, fswebcam, android, sshpass.
Interviews and chat from the UK's largest FLOSS event.

hpr2945 :: Saturday at OggCamp Manchester 2019 hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2019-11-15. Duration: 00:37:05. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: OGGCamp, FSFE, Matrix, BlackEdge, mystorm, blackice, fswebcam, android, sshpass.
Interviews and chat from the UK's largest FLOSS event.

hpr2944 :: ONICS Basics Part 4: Network Flows and Connections hosted by Gabriel Evenfire

Released: 2019-11-14. Duration: 00:16:29. Flag: Clean. Series: Networking.
Tags: command line networking.
I try to add a bit more basic networking info while writing a quick script for Dave Morris

hpr2943 :: Music as Life hosted by brian

Released: 2019-11-13. Duration: 00:09:42. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: science.
quantum harmony

hpr2942 :: Why I love lisps hosted by Nihilazo

Released: 2019-11-12. Duration: 00:08:29. Flag: Clean.
Tags: lisp, programming.
A very wooden and scripted episode about why I love the lisp programming language family

hpr2941 :: Server Basics 107: Minishift and container management hosted by klaatu

Released: 2019-11-11. Duration: 00:38:51. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,container,docker,serverless,cloud,sys admin,kubernetes.
Klaatu introduces Minishift, a local test environment for a single-node cloud

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