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Repurpose a 32 bit small form factor working station
Hosted by JWP on 2018-01-10 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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So what is the purpose - I had an old windows backup workstation at work that I did a lot backups with. It got to the point where it was just too slow and low spec to handle the windows 7 updates and with my company switching to the 365/sharepoint/one drive it was not needed anymore. So I wanted not to throw it away as I had sprung for 160GB hard drive a long time ago. “I know at work and purchasing a hard drive for work.” But it lasted more than 10 years doing my outlook backups and file shares.
So my first problem was I was pretty sure I only had 32 bit.
So no centos or suse in 32 bit. I could have went fedora but I wanted a really long time with support. So it came down to ubuntu 16.04, Debian or Net BSD with I386 repos I could use long term. I was more comfortable with Ubuntu and 16.04 has about 3 years support left on it.
Its a small form factor computer so I carried it home for a few days. And got the ISO down loaded again no usb drive boot only DVD.
I had a lot of trouble with lamp and own/next cloud with both snaps and straight install. I broke the install several times. In the end I said what do really know how do well with it right now. So I installed Open SSH server, tightVNC, A really thin xfce 4, ffmpeg and youtube-dl and uget. So I will play with snaps only in the future and keep this basic config.
Note I did not auto start VNC because I found in my creations of this server that it used too much RAM vs just starting it and killing it.
It is the perfect video processing machine in the moment. If youtube-dl can’t get it I can use uget via vnc and that will then transcode if needed. Mostly for mp3. http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+, and it is not platform specific. It should work on your Unix box, on Windows or on Mac OS X. It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute it or use it however you like.
I will work on the nextcloud snap and other snaps as they are easy to install or remove without hurting the base system.
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This episode was processed using Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. We've been making small adjustments to our audio mix each month in order to get the best possible sound. It's been especially challenging getting all of our voices relatively level, because everyone has their own unique setup. Mumble is great for bringing us all together, and for recording, but it's not good at making everyone's voice the same volume. We're pretty happy with the way this month's show turned out, so we'd like to share our editing process and settings with you and our future selves (who, of course, will have forgotten all this by then).
Mumble uses a sample rate of 48kHz, but HPR requires a sample rate of 44.1kHz so the first step in our audio process is to resample the file at 44.1kHz. Resampling can take a long time if you don't have a powerful computer, and sometimes even if you do. If you record late at night, like we do, you may want to start the task before you go to bed, and save it first thing in the morning, so that the file is ready to go the next time you are.
Next we use the "Compressor" effect with the following settings:
Noise Floor: -50db
Attack Time: 0.2sec
Decay Time: 1.0 sec
"Make-up Gain for 0db after compressing" and "compress based on peaks" were both left un-checked.
After compressing the audio we cut any pre-show and post-show chatter from the file and save them in a separate file for possible use as outtakes after the closing music.
At this point we listen back to the whole file and we work on the shownotes. This is when we can cut out anything that needs to be cut, and we can also make sure that we put any links in the shownotes that were talked about during the recording of the show. We finish the shownotes before exporting the .aup file to .FLAC so that we can paste a copy of the shownotes into the audio file's metadata. We use the "Truncate Silence" effect with it's default settings to minimize the silence between people speaking. When used with it's default (or at least reasonable) settings, Truncate Silence is extremely effective and satisfying. It makes everyone sound smarter, it makes the file shorter without destroying actual content, and it makes a conversations sound as easy and fluid during playback as it was while it was recorded. It can be even more effective if you can train yourself to remain silent instead of saying "uuuuummmm." Just remember to ONLY pass the file through Truncate Silence ONCE. If you pass it through a second time, or if you set it too aggressively your audio may sound sped up and choppy.
At this point we add new, empty audio tracks into which we paste the intro, outro and possibly outtakes, and we rename each track accordingly.
We adjust the Gain so that the VU meter in Audacity hovers around -12db while people are speaking, and we try to keep the peaks under -6db, and we adjust the Gain on each of the new tracks so that all volumes are similar, and more importantly comfortable. Once this is done we can "Mix and Render" all of our tracks into a single track for export to the .FLAC file which is uploaded to the HPR FTP server.
Remember to save often when using Audacity. We like to save after each of these steps. Audacity has a reputation for being "crashy" but if you remember save after every major transform, you will wonder how it ever got that reputation.
Hosted by klaatu on 2018-01-08 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Gitolite provides an admin a centralised interface, in the form of a configuration file, to make managing users, user permissions, repos, and user and repo groups easy. It abstracts Git users from UNIX users by defining a user by public keys, and manages permissions down to the branch-level. And better yet, it is itself managed over Git.
Casper and Rutiger opt for a time of ease and relaxation by discussing happy light topics: the decline of American Empire and recent reversal of Net Neutrality protections [or the rollout of Net Neuterality -c] (December 2017).
Links and Notes:
Re: Empire - moral decline and massive wealth inequality, role in imperial decline  -r Re: Empire - Noam Chomsky and Decline of American Empire  -r Re: Empire - moral decline - death as sport (Onion spoof)  -r Re: Net Neutrality - Rutiger apologies - to Casper, for completely derailing the conversation on Net Neutrality by believing that pay-for-bandwidth/capacity and limiting access to content are both legitimate elements of the Net Neutrality debate, but over-focusing on the infrastructure/de-emphasizing the content argument. See Prevent Over-Use of Bandwidth and Pricing Models vs. Data Discrimination -r Re: Empire - consumption of human suffering as entertainment - modern Roman colosseum  -r Re: Empire - the thought leaders over at Reddit on elements of declining empire  -r Re: Thoughts - Volume One Chapter Two of Diek Minusky’s The Nature of Systems will be coming with… episode 4! Sorry folks. Hold… hold! -r Re: Getting Things Done - by David Allen 
00:00:00 - 00:13:00 Settling in - Casper and Rutiger get acquainted after being off the air for a while. Skip this part if you don’t care about the characters Casper and Rutiger and their degeneration… Begin Topic 1: Net Neuterality / Net Neutrality Rollback 00:14:00 - 00:30:00 The Deployment of Net Neuterality / Rollback of Net Neutrality - Casper attempts to boil this topic down nice and easy for Rutiger, yet Rutiger conflates this (see above), but that is OK as this is normal for pleebs. Members of HPR will understand. 00:30:00 - 00:36:00 Fox & Disney Merger - Coincidence or Conspiracy on timing w/ Net Neutrality rollback? 00:36:00 - 00:40:30 How Should HPR Community Respond or Mitigate This? Credit goes to Rob Placone and Jimmy Dore for mentioning Municipality developed internet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJ93kjSXiQ 00:40:30 - 00:48:00 Discussion on Availability of Access 00:48:00 - 00:52:00 Casper takes a sharp pivot off track - A satellite is mentioned and Casper brings up DMB unfortunately for the listener 00:52:00 - 00:56:00 FREESTYLE JAM!@&#%^ 00:58:00 - Ron Swanson has words for Ajit Pai 01:00:00 - Rutiger Does Not Speak in Tribe Called Quest Protocol call and response 01:05:00 - 01:20:00 Casper and Rutiger give their distinct definition of Empire and expand upon this 01:20:00 - 01:23:00 MUDs, OG Tech & Being Alone Together 01:23:00 - Casper mentions 150 people own EVERYTHING as mentioned here by Chamath Palihapitiya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMotykw0SIk
“During his View From The Top talk, Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, discussed how money is an instrument of change which should be used to make the world a better place” 01:27:00 - 01:30:00 - Being Alone Together 01:30:00 - 01:33:00 - Bullying and how Technology can Exponentiate this 01:33:00 - How to DEBUG… seriouslyhttp://conncounseling.weebly.com/stop--debug.html 01:39:00 - Consumerism and the Decline of Empire 01:40:00 - DW Documentaries Casper said he would find Greed - http://www.dw.com/en/tv/greed/s-32898 The Divide Part 1 - http://www.dw.com/en/the-divide-part-1/av-41378206 The Divide Part 2 - http://www.dw.com/en/the-divide-2/av-41467377 01:42:00 - Immortality Through Consumerism? 01:43:00 - Where are we if Not Here? 01:45:00 - Self Destruction 01:46:00 - Celebrity Chefs and the Tie to the Roman Empire - Casper remembered post-cast that this was from The Four Horsemen Documentary as explained here: https://barnabyisright.com/2013/03/30/why-celebrity-chefs-herald-the-end-of-empire/ 01:47:00 - Casper (Mis)Quotes Frank Zappa - by saying “Politics is the entertainment branch of the Military Industrial Complex” https://www.reddit.com/r/Zappa/comments/2qxpnu/politics_is_the_entertainment_branch_of_industry/ 01:48:00 - (S)Elections are becoming irrelevant 01:50:00 - Casper recommends International News Alternatives like BBC, RT, AlJazeera if you would like to know what is going on in the world
Addendum - Not mentioned in Podcast, but worth a link regarding the state of our MSM in reporting false information on Russia and WikiLeaks from Glenn Greenwald: https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/ 01:51:00 - Wrapping Up The Show & ShoutOuts to Klaatu! 01:53:00 - Casper argues with Gerald to cut the recording
Released: 2017-12-07. Duration: 00:19:12. Flag: Clean. Tags:stories,storytelling,gaming,rpg,movies,writing,star trek,stardrifter,warp,starjump,lostnbronx.
Lostnbronx talks about stories and story consistency.
Released: 2017-11-27. Duration: 00:40:31. Flag: Explicit. Series:Information Underground. Tags:community,information underground,klaatu,deepgeek,lostnbronx.
Deepgeek, Klaatu, and Lostnbronx natter on about local participation and responsibility.