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Alison Chaiken says: particularly informative episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2672 which was released on 2018-10-30 by klaatu entitled Porteus

I've never made much use of 'live' media except for installation and system rescue, but I found the ideas shared by Klaatu particularly thought-provoking. I have been travelling and wanted to perform some simple task like airline check-in from a lobby computer but hesitated over using Windows of any flavor for anything. It would be fun to at least try to reboot these machines as Linux, but don't things like network proxy configuration screw up such attempts?

It would also be fun to test-drive Linux on PCs or laptops in computer stores, but don't staff wander by and tell the perpetrator to stop? And doesn't secure-boot stop such attempts anyway?

I'm curious therefore, Klaatu, on what kinds of systems has this approach been successful? Older, pre-secure-boot PCs?


Dave Morriss says: Re: You missed one

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Hi Fifty,

Oh yes, English is difficult. It's rich and interesting (to me anyway) but it's a beast as well.

Yes to affect/effect. I thought it was in my list, but it was not.

British vs USA stuff: As I have aged I have tried very hard not to do the finger pointing and criticising of US English. I try to be critical across the board...!

In the 1980's I went to a conference run by Burroughs (when we had a mainframe at my work) and the speaker (from the US) said the word "instantiate". Some British guy interrupted and criticised him, saying it was not a word, only to be shot down with a dictionary reference. He looked a fool I thought, and vowed to myself never to do that!


dodddummy says: Ken's perfect example.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2676 which was released on 2018-11-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken illustrated my point well. Boston Dynamics might have scripted Atlas' latest test, but there is still nice progress in the last couple of years. Seems clear to me that soon he'll be able to navigate things as they come. Same with Watson. It won't take many doubling cycles before he stops making those types of mistakes.

And with AI, robots, automation, whatever you want to call it, the knowledge is transferable. Whereas, often us meat sacks, have to repeat the mistakes of our predecessors to relearn as they did.

Seems odd to me to look back at the tech improvements in just the past 20 years and not think these areas will be vastly improved upon, too.


dodddummy says: Smiling all the way to the end.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2676 which was released on 2018-11-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Loved the addition of RMS' rendition. However, I didn't not intend to replace Ken's version.


FiftyOneFifty says: You missed one

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

OK, probably more than one, I can see why English is so hard if it is not your first language. Amazing we forced it down the world's throat as the universal tongue, over Latin and French. Yeah team Anglo?

Anyway, in a future episode, you should reference affect/effect. I also learned something else. No American would think of using tenant as a verb. That's another elephant in the room. In the US, we reference ourselves with a term that applies to an entire hemisphere. The topic abounds on YouTube, British vs USA culture. Maybe we should open this up internationally and ask for third parties to tell us why we are both farking nuts?


FiftyOneFifty says: Getting paid in Cryptocurrency

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2562 which was released on 2018-05-29 by clacke entitled I bought a laptop

This is a respond to hpr2562 :: "I bought a laptop". Tangential to the main topic, I was intrigued to learn you are paid cryptocurrency. You did not mention which type, but given the volatility in the better known cryptocurrencies, I’m curious how that might effect one’s income. I’m sending this to your e-mail referenced on the HPR website, but I’m also posting these questions to the show comments, so any listener who gets paid in cryptocurrency can weigh in. I’d rather hear from community members whom a significant portion of their income comes in the form of cryptocurrency, but maybe someone who makes extra money from a hobby or side project can contribute their tales of fortunes won and lost. At this time, I’m not asking for stories from miners or people who lost their stash do to alleged malfeasance (i.e., Mt. Gox).

1. You said you were paid in cryptocurrency. Is this in the form of you get the equivalent of X Euros (replace with relevant national currency) a week based on the current exchange rate or is it fixed at Y units of cryptocurrency?
2. If the latter answer to #1, what happens if the bottom drops out of said cryptocurrency? Are you under contract, stuck working for nothing? I guess the corollary would be what happens when cryptocurrency goes so high the company can’t afford to pay you?
3. Has volatility in the cryptocurrency market effected your financial status. In other words, have you ever made plans based on a sudden uptick in your cryptocurrency savings, only to have them dashed when the bubble burst?

Almost a year ago, my non-techie friends started asking me about Bitcoin. By that time, Bitcoin was in it’s first stages of it’s upwards ramp. I really hadn’t been paying attention, but suddenly Bitcoin was all over the news as this magical money tree that no-one knew existed. I warned my friends that I thought the bubble was speculator driven, and would burst as fast as it had inflated.


Ahuka says: What were you going to say?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2676 which was released on 2018-11-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I noticed that on my shows you kept saying "we'll get back to that", but I don't think you ever did. Did you have a comment to give?


Ahuka says: MY pleasure

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2675 which was released on 2018-11-02 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Playlists

I'm glad you found this useful. That is why I record shows, to share with the community.


Gus says: Praise

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2675 which was released on 2018-11-02 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Playlists

Thank you for two excellent tips, both how to manage youtube playlists and the Iridium plugin. It works great!


Jason Lewis says: Volume

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2674 which was released on 2018-11-01 by JWP entitled Raspberry pi3 open media server

The audio is goo quiet


lostnbronx says: Great Gear!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2668 which was released on 2018-10-24 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 3, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Wonderful mic, and VERY classy meter! Great ep, over all!


Joel H. says: Good ideas!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2629 which was released on 2018-08-30 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 3 - game/story mode.

I just wanted to leave a quick comment about this show!
I think the ideas and theories you presented in this episode are very good. With the contents of this episode alone, I believe someone could make an excellent video game. You've done a good job at working out edge cases and small details to encourage learning.

A point-and-click game sounds OK, but I was wondering about what you think of these ideas in a first-person exploration game, something similar to "The Stanley Parable"?


Michael says: Great Episodes!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2668 which was released on 2018-10-24 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 3, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Thank you for doing this, I love these episodes. They keep me smiling and occasionally screaming at the podcast player. You can be such a sadist, you know? :-) When describing the tuner: "It's quite interesting to hear" - "I'm not gona do that..." Please let us hear! Sure you could find a way, like letting it tune up a dummy load or something.
On the same token, please use the radio in front of you to create audible examples. How does a signal sound, that is suffering from spark distortions and how is it improved by engaging the noise blanker?

Please don't get me wrong - the one who puts out shows is right. Your show, your choice. Please keep them coming the way you like to do them.

One more comment to the content: Hearing relays clicking is not necessarily attributed to the age of the transceiver. Even in modern gear the filter in the high power transmit path are switched by relays. I have seen "Relay switched band filter." for receive as a selling point to indicate that there is no negative impact from the switching diodes. These can affect RF performance under certain conditions.

Regards,
Michael


Klaatu says: Thanks for the snap tip

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2667 which was released on 2018-10-23 by klaatu entitled Create PDF bookmarks with Pdftk

I install and use pdftk on Slackware, so far without any issue. It's good to know about its availability in snap packages, though...just in case.


Mad Sweeney says: Re: Comments eating ampersands?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Apologies Dave, It's a bug in the screen reader: reading one ampersand where there are two.
[I must dump all this proprietary as soon as possible.]


Dave Morriss says: Comments eating ampersands?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

I don't see evidence of ampersand eating. Could you point to an example?

My earlier comment #5 had ampersands galore and they are all visible, unless I'm missing something. They are being turned into HTML entities of course, but that's what you'd expect.


Mad Sweeney says: Not just backslashes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

It's eating ampersands too! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!


Dave Morriss says: Backslashes in comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yes, there's a bug in the comment code (or what I call a bug).

I think that, in the spirit of avoiding the "Little Bobby Tables" error the comment text is being sanitised, but the sanitisation includes backslash removal.

You can include a backslash at the moment, but you need to double it: backslash ''

We'll have a look at this issue.

Dave


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the combined wisdom being directed at my question

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks to Mad Sweeney and Stuart Little for commenting on this issue.

In the light of your comments my simple tests were these:

$ [[ 'axb' =~ a.b ]] && echo "Match"
Match
- The RE on the right uses '.' as a metacharacter

$ [[ 'axb' =~ a'.'b ]] && echo "Match"
- The "meta-ness" of the '.' is removed by quoting, so no match

$ [[ 'a.b' =~ a'.'b ]] && echo "Match"
Match
- Proving that a literal match works

$ re="a'.'b"
$ [[ 'a.b' =~ $re ]] && echo "Match"
- Now the match fails if the RE is in a variable

$ eval "[[ 'a.b' =~ $re ]] && echo Match"
Match
- Following Mad Sweeney's lead, the 'eval' substitutes in the contents of '$re' so it looks to the extended test like the literal string we used earlier, and thus it works.

My working hypothesis is that the Bash logic processing this can deal with quoted metacharacters in a "bare string" but isn't used when the RE is in a variable - or maybe in any case where expansion is needed to provide the RHS argument.

You'd have to think this was a bug I guess.


Mad Sweeney says: Re: Quoted Literals in Regex

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

The quirk Dave refers to is that you can remove the meta-status of a character in a literal RHS by quoting it so abc'.'def only matches abc.def but not abcxdef, and that it seems there is no way to do that using a regex in a variable: in a variable you only have the traditional backslash escape which you can also use in a literal regex.

--Mad


Stuart Little says: quoting portions of regex

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Re: the previous comment by Mad Sweeney:

You can quote portions of variables on the RHS just fine, but for the match to work the overall pattern you're trying to match must not be enclosed in *outer* quotes. So for instance, the following modification of your script works fine (matches):

---
server="hackerpublicradio.org"

for re in
publicradio"."org
do
echo "Using regular expression: $re"
if [[ $server =~ $re ]]; then
echo "This is HPR"
else
echo "No match"
fi
done
---

Note that there are no outside quotes on publicradio"."org.

The issue was visible from the echoes given out by bash. When you received the message

Using regular expression: ^(hacker|hobby)publicradio"."org$
No match

you can see bash was searching for actual quotes around the period, which of course are not there in the string $server.


Mad Sweeney says: Re: Quoted Literals in Regex

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

It also seems like HPR comments eats backslashes!
Here's my comment showing where backslashes should be.
Would be good if there was a preview comment option:

It seems the rule of quoted literals doesn't apply if the RHS is a variable. So a variable with a quoted "." would try to match a quote followed by . followed by another quote.
If you wanted to match a quote in a literal RE you would have to write {backslash}"{backslash}.{backslash}"
A literal RE "." would be like unquoted {backslash}.
The following Bash snippet illustrates:

#!/bin/bash

v=0
for r in '^a{backslash}.b$' '^a"."b$' "^a'.'b$"; do
((v++))
# matches var 1 only
[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match var $v
# matches var 2 only
[[ 'a"."b' =~ $r ]] && echo match double quote $v
# matches var 3 only
[[ "a'.'b" =~ $r ]] && echo match single quote $v
# all 3 match
eval "[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match eval $v"
done


Mad Sweeney says: Quoted Literals in Regex

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi,

It seems the rule of quoted literals doesn't apply if the RHS is a variable. So a variable with a quoted "." would try to match a quote followed by . followed by another quote.
If you wanted to match a quote in a literal RE you would have to write "."
The following Bash snippet illustrates:

#!/bin/bash

v=0
for r in '^a.b$' '^a"."b$' "^a'.'b$"; do
((v++))
# matches var 1 only
[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match var $v
# matches var 2 only
[[ 'a"."b' =~ $r ]] && echo match double quote $v
# matches var 3 only
[[ "a'.'b" =~ $r ]] && echo match single quote $v
# all 3 match
eval "[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match eval $v"
done

I find the numerous ways of testing in Bash confusing. I have to look up the manual every time I come back to Bash scripting. I hope posting about it will help keep it in the brain.

--Mad


tuturto says: MechWarrior online

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I haven't played MechWarrior online or the new BattleTech computer game (although the latter one is on my list of things to try out at some point). I love seeing new games coming out for the BattleTech world and getting new fans into BattleTech universe.


Brian in Ohio says: wicd

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2666 which was released on 2018-10-22 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Slackware Post-Install

Love any show that talks about slackware. The network setup you suggested is the best way to go about it but if you want to use wicd you first must install it. If you have the slackware disk its in the extras folder and can de installed using installpkg. You don't need to go out to a repository its in the installation media, just not installed by default. Thanks for doing a show about slackware, support Pat!


Clinton Roy says: debian

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2667 which was released on 2018-10-23 by klaatu entitled Create PDF bookmarks with Pdftk

I'm rather confused about why there's a reliance on any particular java runtime, but at least on debian, if i request pdftk to be installed, pdftk-java is installed, and yeah, no screwing around required.


b-yeezi says: gcj deprecated

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2667 which was released on 2018-10-23 by klaatu entitled Create PDF bookmarks with Pdftk

It's a shame that PDFtk is basically going away because the GCJ runtime has been deprecated by most major distros. PDFTK still lives on as a Snap. Also, there is a fork that uses openJDK instead. You can reference this Stack Overflow post:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1028522/how-can-i-install-pdftk-in-ubuntu-18-04-bionic


dodddummy says: Looks like I forgot to tuncate silence

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2677 which was released on 2018-11-06 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 4 - RPG.

Sorry about that.


Clinton Roy says: systemd information

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2666 which was released on 2018-10-22 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Slackware Post-Install

If you have any particular systemd problems, I could be poked into recording a show to help out with them?


Denise says: The podcast content

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2657 which was released on 2018-10-09 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why we are all going to shit in 30 years due to computers

Its an interesting topic you bring up. personally I am appalled by scarecrow tactics. I'd like to offer a different view. There is lots wrong with capitalism. First thing is that capitalists believe their system is the only answer. The hangover after our last industrial revolution gave us shorter working days, safety rules and employee rights at work. Currently there is lots of demand out there for sabbaticals or people taking a break. so hell yeah, give me a robot who does my job so I can recover from stress, spend time with my children or travel, do volunteer work. Why do we doubt Basic income? currently those breaks are only available for the rich or singles or childless. Have you seen a happy cashier? Have you heard a mine worker shouting: yes - let's continue ruining my lung instead of giving me proper training so I can work in a solar panel farm. and for the doctors! I have met so many who were an utter waste of my time. yes, give me the Watson system. I had to retrain in my job 3 times over the last 6 years. it has been hard. it doesn't have to be! As you say, Robots give us an opportunity to focus on the things that matter in life. We dont have to run anymore all the time. Robots guarantee a basic level of productivity. We can find better and creative solutions to provide proper pay for people who work in the care. We can focus on figuring out why our society still struggles with all kinds of abuse, why we do not trust anyone, why we feel the need to destroy our beautiful world. we have a universe to explore and the complex systems in our world. and if there is the odd person not willing to work, then that's okay too. People have reasons! Capitalists only know the word more. When will you read all the books that keep accumulating on your bookshelf because you shouted MORE. There is no time because I have to be social, I have to take care of children, because I have to declare taxes, have to have that lawsuit with my neighbour, have to go to work, have to cl


dodddummy says: You keep putting out my shows before I do!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2657 which was released on 2018-10-09 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why we are all going to shit in 30 years due to computers

Here's another show I've recorded but didn't publish. I am in the process of editing this one though. You do a better job than I do, however. Perhaps I should sit back and revel in the fact that you're pulling my weight!

I enjoyed the show, and obviously agree. I'm still going to submit my episode; but will edit it touch on things you didn't.

I really do wonder if people can look at the rate of change in the rate of change and not think that it's accelerating and just about everything that looks too pitiful now to take over our jobs, will continue in that state forever.

In my mind you only need to look at Boston Robotics. People were citing the fact that Atlas kept falling over as evidence that he'd never perform as well as humans. A couple short years later and he's performing feats similar to parkour.

Can we really not imagine how a couple of cycles of Moore's law's worth of improvement looks?


lostnbronx@gmail.com says: Great Sound Quality

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2640 which was released on 2018-09-14 by MrX entitled Another Rambling Drive Into Work

What an improvement! I confess, I couldn't even finish the last ep due to the audio quality (and my standards are low), but this episode has fantastic sound. Great job!


Shane Shennan says: Thanks, Gort!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1308 which was released on 2013-08-07 by Shane Shennan entitled Helping a New Computer User

Thank you for your comment! I'm glad that this episode still makes sense over five years after it was recorded.


Ken Fallon says: This does NOT have to apply to HPR shows.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2658 which was released on 2018-10-10 by Al entitled Questions on podcast production

Great tips. Seriously.

I need to temper this show with our HPR motto of "any audio is better than no audio.". We always put content over audio quality.

While this may loose us listners, it gains us hosts.

Sure always try and record the best you can, but dont ever let it get in the way of submitting the show. Perfection leads to procrastination. "It aint a show unless its on the server."


Brian in Ohio says: Mr Baten's shows

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2657 which was released on 2018-10-09 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why we are all going to shit in 30 years due to computers

Do you have any ideas on how to solve these problems? I'll crawl under my rock now.


Bookewyrmm says: Fandom

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Great show, it's good to know there are other fans of Battle Tech out there! Do you also play MechWarrior Online and howndonyoi feel about the latest entry in the Mech Warrior single player game?


Shane Shennan says: Thanks for sharing your technique!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

Jonas, thanks for sharing your method. I like the way you put the cinnamon right into the batter, instead of using it as a topping. I also liked your tip of using a cake decorating bottle.


Shane Shennan says: Brown Sugar!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

lostnbronx, I am glad you got a good breakfast out of my episode.

I never thought of making the cinnamon sugar with brown sugar! I have always used white sugar. I'm going to try your way when my cinnamon sugar container is empty.


Jonas says: How I make crepes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

This is so good. Thanks for the show. I always wonder how other people make similar things I like.
As it happens, I just made crepes yesterday.
I have no idea why my Texas mom started making crepes, but I just remember having them at home as a kid.
I don't know if what I do is technically called a crepe but it's very crepe like, or maybe more super thin pancake like.
I'm not much of a measurer. I typically start with 1 to 1.5 cups flour and add a couple table spoons to 1/4 cup of sugar depending on the day. I also add lots of cinnamon. 1/4 teaspoon to a half table spoon. Again depending on the amount of flour, the sugar and cinnamon increases.
This is basically a dessert crepe.
After whisking the dry together with a 1/8 teaspoon of salt or or less, I add 3/4 cup of milk. If the mix isn't watery enough, add more milk until pretty thin. Then add an egg and beat in completely.
I have a gas stove, so I put the flame on to just above as low as it can go without going out. I let that heat a stainless pan for several minutes, while putting the other things together. More flame if you know what you're doing. You want the pan to be the right temp before putting in the first drizzle of batter.
I like to use a cake decorating bottle to put the batter in the pan. Get the bottles at Ross, a discount store, or at the dreaded Wal-Mart. You could probably enlarge the opening on one of the $.99 ketchup/mustard squeeze bottles, but they are not clear like the decorating bottles.

Just before putting the batter in the pan, swirl around then end of a stick of butter just enough to wet the pan. Start at the center of the pan with a splash of batter making an ever widening circle until you cover 2/3 of the pan. If the batter is thin enough it will spread itself. Otherwise you can pick up and jostle the pan to flatten more. I generally cook until the edges curl and the top starts looking less wet, then flip and cook the other side 10-20 seconds to firm up top side.


lostnbronx says: Great Recipe

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

I just made a simple breakfast using your recipe. It was easy and delicious. I used brown sugar and cinnamon, and it was a hit. Great content, thanks for uploading!


Gort says: Computer Intro Outline

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1308 which was released on 2013-08-07 by Shane Shennan entitled Helping a New Computer User

This is a fine beginners list. It hits all the "big pieces" of the tools set and forms a solid foundation for continued learning. This is neat, succinct, and is an outstanding resource. Thanks for putting this together.


david pellecchia says: systemd service

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2134 which was released on 2016-10-06 by klaatu entitled Shutdown Sequence Systemd

Top Man!
Many thanks for posting your information regarding systemd services. I've been pulling my hair out trying to work out why my pre-shutdown script would not fire. Then I found your post.
A very big thank you to you.


MrX says: Re Thanks pas

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2648 which was released on 2018-09-26 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 1, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi NYbill many thanks for the comment glad you liked the show, yes as you could tell from the show I didn't know what a few of the controls did, so it will indeed be bewildering to start with. I've tried to fill in some of the gaps in the show notes,

All the best

Mrx


MrX says: Re Audio quality

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2640 which was released on 2018-09-14 by MrX entitled Another Rambling Drive Into Work

Hi thelovebug, many thanks for the kind comment glad you enjoyed the show, yes I couldn't believe what a difference it made swapping microphones.


Jan says: Second Reading

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2635 which was released on 2018-09-07 by Jeroen Baten entitled Running your own mainframe on Linux (for fun and profit)

Hi there,

i just listen a second time and say "Thanks for the effort made."


Jon Kulp says: Talk about reviving...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1512 which was released on 2014-05-20 by Jon Kulp entitled Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Ken, are you just now getting around to listening to this episode? Whoever thought this old thing would get brought back from the dead haha! Anyway yes, counterpoint is the art of combining melodies. :)


clacke says: That brings back memories

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I never listen to my own shows via the feed, so I never listen to my whistling outro either.

As I hear it now, man does that bring back memories. I remember exactly where I was walking on the way to my bus to work as I was recording it. That was three homes, one country, three offices, three kindergartens and three years ago.

I can feel the chill from the November morning fog around Järfälla Church on my cheeks as I'm typing this.

I know that I accidentally set the sample rate too low when I recorded it (11.25 kHz, I believe), but hearing it now that sound quality is worse than I remember it. :-)


clacke says: Re: TTS over intro music

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

We could still allow people to add arbitrary intros, and just not do TTS-over-intro in those cases. But the idea to do TTS-over-intro on a list of prepared flexible-length intros is really cool.

As for me though, as you have noticed on my shows, I really like having a standardized intro as the unified HPR brand, while allowing some variation at the end.


Dave Morriss says: She sells subshells...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I think I have to do a show on the whole issue of loops in pipelines. It's been in the "topics to cover" heap for a while but now it's being re-prioritised! I'll probably make it show 14 in the "Bash Tips" subset.


clacke says: Re: Intro volume

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

While it is true that we hosts could do more to manage our sound levels, the facts on the ground are that the intro music is louder than the average show.

I have thought often that the intro volume should be a bit lower, but never said anything.


clacke says: Re: stoop

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

That explains why it's a "stoop sale"!

(which is a garage sale, which is like a yard sale, if you live in Brooklyn ...)


clacke says: Re: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I've stopped listening to Kvack! too. I like the people, and I enjoy listening to them hanging out, but in the limited time I have and the massive amount of content out there, that's not enough to put the podcast in the queue. It's too much opinion and too little education and insightful analysis.

I quite like http://theesp.eu/ as well, but it's also far from SGU levels in relevance and production values. Unfair perhaps, as SGU has over a decade of podcasting under their belt, but that's how it is.


clacke says: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Excellent pronuncation, Dave! You're spot on.

Compared to "kvalificerat hemligt", "skeptikerpodden" is trivial to say. :-)


clacke says: subshell issues

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

As Dave points out, the while loop you describe would work if it weren't for ls issues. Here's what doesn't work:

items=()
produce_items | while read item; items+=( "$item" ); done
do_stuff_with "${items[@]}"

Oh, how many times I have made this mistake.

"items" gets updated just fine, in a subshell, and then after the pipe has finished executing, execution continues in the parent shell where the array is still empty.

Null-terminating and giving "read" the appropriate parameters is an HPR episode of its own, no doubt already made by Dave, or in his pipeline. ;-)


Shane Shennan says: Link about Milk Bags

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2650 which was released on 2018-09-28 by Shane Shennan entitled My Pocket Knife, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi, Ken! The following link will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about bagged milk. :) This is how milk is generally sold in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and probably in the other Canadian Provinces and Territories as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_bag


Ken Fallon says: touché Sir

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

touché


folky says: Material for a show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

@Ken and @Dave
Take your comments and make a collaborative show of the material ;-)


Dave Morriss says: Does the comment system remove backslashes?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I actually wrote:

_ffmpeg() { printf "ffmpeg %s %s %s
" "${@}"; }

but something removed the backslash.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Clarify

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I think the thing to take away is: Don't use 'ls' for this purpose. I might have said that before ;-)

One way to debug your problem (should you feel that avoiding 'ls' is not enough) might be this:

1. Create a function to display the arguments:

_ffmpeg() { printf "ffmpeg %s %s %sn" "${@}"; }

2. Run your pipeline thus:

ls *.mp3|while read i;do _ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done

I tested things like this:

$ cd /tmp
$ touch {a..f}.mp3
$ ls *.mp3|while read i;do _ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done
ffmpeg -i a.mp3 a.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i b.mp3 b.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i c.mp3 c.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i d.mp3 d.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i e.mp3 e.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i f.mp3 f.mp3.wav

The names like 'a.mp3' are all coloured blue.

If I use the real 'ffmpeg' I get (output heavily truncated with only one file shown):

ffmpeg version 4.0.2-2 Copyright (c) 2000-2018 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 8 (Debian 8.2.0-7)
configuration: --prefix=/usr --extra-version=2 --toolchain=hardened

[snip]

libswresample 3. 1.100 / 3. 1.100
libpostproc 55. 1.100 / 55. 1.100
?[0m?[00;36ma.mp3?[0m: No such file or directory

The codes before and after 'a.mp3' are colour on/off codes.

Your environment will certainly be different of course, so your failures may not be the same.

Clear?


Ken Fallon says: Ahhh so that's what counterpoint is.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1512 which was released on 2014-05-20 by Jon Kulp entitled Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Polyphonic had a video about Scarborough Fair/Canticle: How Simon and Garfunkel Created a Timeless Song, and it struck me what counterpoint was.


Ken Fallon says: Clarify

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I'm not sure you're cleare enough about using ls.

It fails as it only does one mp3, while while does them all.


Dave Morriss says: Re: The loop issue

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

ls *.mp3|while read i;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done

You don't say how this fails, but there are several reasons not to do things this way:

1. It's unwise to feed a 'while' loop thorough a pipe because the 'while' runs
in a separate shell which can lead to problems

2. Never use 'ls' to get a list of files for consumption in a script. Unless
you can be completely sure that the 'ls' you are using isn't adding suffixes
like '@' for links, and '/' for directories and isn't adding colour codes to
the names, don't do it. Much better to use 'find'.

My test with this pipeline returned colour codes which 'ffmpeg' didn't like,
and it failed that way.

for i in *.mp3;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done

This doesn't use 'ls' it simply uses file expansion therefore no additional
filename garbage!

Did I mention: don't use 'ls' as a way of feeding filenames to a loop or
whatever?

The first example would have worked if you'd written:

while read i;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done < <(find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.mp3")

The '-maxdepth 1' option prevents 'find' from going into sub-directories. The
'find' is inside a process substitution which is redirected to the 'while' so
the 'read' inside it can obtain what is produced on its STDIN channel.

Also, if it had been me I'd have written:

ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav"

as:

ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i%mp3}wav"

to avoid the output files being called 'xxx.mp3.wav'. I spoke about this in my
"Bash Tips" show http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1648

Dave


Ken Fallon says: The loop issue

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

This fails

ls *.mp3|while read i;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done


This works

for i in *.mp3;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done
,/pre>


NYbill says: Thanks pal

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2648 which was released on 2018-09-26 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 1, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Yea, do continue this series. I recently got my Tech license. I'll go for the General soon.

Its nice to have someone explain what you might see if/when you get an actual radio. Because, walking into this cold, it just looks like a lot of buttons!


Ken Fallon says: Milkbag wtf

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2650 which was released on 2018-09-28 by Shane Shennan entitled My Pocket Knife, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

What pray is a milkbag.

Also soundscape tour of the falls please


folky says: Rere: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Yes, I did listen to Skeptikerpodden and I miss it. For some time I listened to Kvack! after it ended, but that's not really a good replacement. To be honest, Kvack! is one of those podcasts I meant with "got tired of".
We really need some podcast in Swedish (and German too) in the tradition and quality of SGU.


tuturto says: great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2645 which was released on 2018-09-21 by Ken Fallon entitled Blinking LED, from a series on Hobby Electronics

These troubleshooting shows are one of my favourites. I did tinker just a tiny bit with electronics at school, but never invested enough time to really understand what electricity is all about. Especially the analog electronics is sort of black magic to me :)

But I love listening when someone is working with it, explaining what they're doing and slowly working their way through a problem.


NYbill says: Nice!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2645 which was released on 2018-09-21 by Ken Fallon entitled Blinking LED, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Ha ha, nice job Ken. It made me smile when I heard you happy it was finally blinking. And we got some live troubleshooting as well! Good stuff.

You know how I remembered which way a LED went way back when... One leg of the LED is cut off. 'Cut Off' starts with a 'C'. So does Cathode. The short leg is the cathode. If you had your leg cut off, that would be a pretty negative thing. The short leg is negative.

Just a little mnemonic device I made up to help me remember. I still think of it to this day.

Now, you just need to build one of the oscilloscope kits. You know, to see how fast your LED is blinking.

See how I did that? Its how we get more shows. ;)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2639 which was released on 2018-09-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Some ancillary Bash tips - 9, from a series on Bash Scripting

Ken: Yes the arithmetic stuff evaluating to true/false is a bit counter-intuitive I think. Yes, grep is quite a powerful tool for use in scripts.

johanv: Glad you found the show useful. I'm trying to explain things that I never fully understood before, and to share what I have found as I do so.


johanv says: Really interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2639 which was released on 2018-09-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Some ancillary Bash tips - 9, from a series on Bash Scripting

I hadn't listened to HPR for a long time, but a couple of days ago I had some spare time, and I decided to listen to this episode. I liked it a lot, and today I am a little more aware about what I am actually doing while writing if statements with those square brackets in bash, and checking return codes.

Thanks for the interesting show!


clacke says: Interesting idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2625 which was released on 2018-08-24 by dodddummy entitled My thoughts on language learning communication applications.

I'm a tool person, so I really like the idea of using your tools to push yourself forward in your language learning. It's hard to say how it would turn out in practice, but I'm optimistic.

As you mention, mixing vocabulary in languages that have very different grammars could become a bit strange, but code-switching -- that is, jumping back and forth between languages - is common and frequent with bilingual people, and it frequently happens mid-sentence, so I guess that just shows that people are pretty good at making it work even in radically different languages.

The area where I live has mostly Chinese Hongkongers, but many of them speak a lot of English in the office and at home, and it's pretty fun to listen to the kids on the playground and in the playroom talk to each other -- it's a real soup of Cantonese and English.


clacke says: Accordion outro

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2625 which was released on 2018-08-24 by dodddummy entitled My thoughts on language learning communication applications.

Thank you MrX for that lovely accordion outro. Hadn't heard it before!


clacke says: Re: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Oh, and I love Kvalificerat hemligt (and I love that Ken or Dave is going to have to pronounce it when reading this on the community show).

Did you listen to Skeptikerpodden back when it was active and CJ was one of the people involved? That was a very good show, and I miss it.


clacke says: Ken loves you

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Now that's how you don't waste a good opportunity to make an HPR episode. I am observing and learning.


clacke says: Q

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

Never heard of Q before. Very cool! I will very likely find use for this.

Not a very googlable name, but I found it here: https://harelba.github.io/q/


thelovebug says: Audio quality

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2640 which was released on 2018-09-14 by MrX entitled Another Rambling Drive Into Work

Good to hear from you again. I really enjoyed this episode, the audio quality was definitely on point... those little lapel mics are great!

Don't worry too much about the structure of this episode, you were recording to make a point and you made it really well.


clacke says: Update re: TOML in Nix

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2557 which was released on 2018-05-22 by clacke entitled Styx -- The Purely Functional Static Site Generator

With Nix 2.1 ( https://nixos.org/nix/manual/#ssec-relnotes-2.1 ) reading TOML files has become a builtin function in Nix, just builtins.fromTOML /path/to/the/file.toml .

I can't imagine this being unrelated to Mozilla's implementation in Nix.


Dave Morriss says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

I installed Ranger after listening to your show 1756 (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1756) but never used it and completely forgot about it. I was surprised to find it on my system and have been playing about with it a lot since listening to this show.

I'm a long-time text and command-line user but I tend to use Midnight Commander for the times I want to do a lot of file searching and manipulation, though I have to admit I use Dolphin sometimes in two-pane mode when I'm doing things like copying files off an SD card. I shall add Ranger to the mix too I think.

I agree with Ken: we need shows about all of the tools in your list!

Anyway, this was a very welcome episode. Thanks.


Jonas says: Ranger, etc.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

I'm a die hard vimmer and have never heard of Ranger. I'm looking forward to using it more. I asked a couple of my online Linuxey buddies and they used it years ago when they had less substantial machines. I still love the command line stuff even with my best machines. Everything is super quick in the terminal.
Thanks for the mention and your great shows.
I need to explore jq for sure. I work with a database that saves a couple columns in JSON. It would be nice to query the exports in a more friendly way.


Beeza says: Value of text conversion

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

I'm a big fan of plain text and CSV files, as they are probably the formats that will last conceptually forever - unlike the Office formats we use today (including ODS/ODT etc). You may lose the layout information but the "meat" is always preserved.

The PDF to Text converters only work with documents which have been generated from a WP application. Scans of a printed document generally only produce an embedded JPG image.

A few years ago I created a system that employed many of the commands you mention in your episode to convert a document into pure ASCII text, then create a non-repeating list of all the words it contains, along with an instance count (using SQL). By applying this to the contents of a document library the database was used to populate a "search by keyword" system for that library.

Populating the database from several hundred Word and PDF documents took only a couple of minutes. The subsequent keyword searches were very fast and produced a list of relevant documents ranked by the number of instances of the keyword. It was very easy to combine keywords using SQL "AND" and "OR" qualifiers.


Ken says: Ahhhhhh

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2639 which was released on 2018-09-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Some ancillary Bash tips - 9, from a series on Bash Scripting

Always knew I needed spaces now I know why.

The evaluate zero thing seems strange.

Note to self: stop using wc -l to count grep output.


Ken Fallon says: WOW

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

Those that I know I use literally every day. Can't wait to try the rest out.

Please do a deep dive series on each. No pressure.


Carpet Muncher says: :)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1919 which was released on 2015-12-10 by Xoke entitled DerbyCon Interview with Paul Koblitz, from a series on Interviews

very interesting. i love xoke's stuff


A person says: Thankyou

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2615 which was released on 2018-08-10 by Ahuka entitled Cancer, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thankyou Ahuka for your bravery, honesty and openness on this subject.
HPR has a broad spectrum of listeners though one suspects many are people who, though younger than yourself, are acutely aware of a family history of certain cancers. This show gave a great insight into what one should expect if a diagnosis becomes a pressing concern, particularly with the state of modern medicine.
Also thank you for reiterating, one should always consult a medical professional for advice upon which to make a decison about treatment or any other course of action.


Gavtres says: Memories...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2635 which was released on 2018-09-07 by Jeroen Baten entitled Running your own mainframe on Linux (for fun and profit)

Ohhh... this episode brought back pleasant memories when PCs were just “toys” made to run WordPerfect, Lotus123, Harvard Graphics and Attachmate Extra TN3270 emulator. Thanks for the ride.



baffled says: Cool show.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2631 which was released on 2018-09-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Hey, just wanted to let you know I thought it was a fun and interesting show.

Thanks also for the mention.

Hmm, can I do this...Just wanted to add my two cents on the front notices to podcasts. I like the espeak announcements. Considering I'm a blink that may be why. The theme music would be nice to have alternating versions to make them less tedious.


baffled says: Cool show.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2631 which was released on 2018-09-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Hey, just wanted to let you know I thought it was a fun and interesting show.

Thanks also for the mention.


baffled says: Very nice.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2624 which was released on 2018-08-23 by knightwise entitled Cycling through Brussels

Your descriptions were excellent and enjoyable. Thank you very much
for sharing the trip through town with us.


dodddummy says: This is embarrassing

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2635 which was released on 2018-09-07 by Jeroen Baten entitled Running your own mainframe on Linux (for fun and profit)

Enjoyed the show but given they fact I'm a long time hercules user and a grey beard mainframer I'm embarrassed I didn't do this show! Actually, I recorded this show more than once but thought it wouldn't make sense to someone new to the mainframe.

I think you handled that problem well. Maybe this will inspire me enough to create some mainframe shows.

I agree the moshix youtube channel is worth checking out for anyone interested in the mainframe.


Brenda J. Butler says: stoop

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

A "stoop" is a set of cement steps up to your front door - not as big as a "porch". Hmm, not sure if it has to be cement.


dodddummy says: Cuter than a box of puppies or kittens

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2622 which was released on 2018-08-21 by b-yeezi entitled Raspberry Pi Temperaturator, from a series on Hobby Electronics

If this ain't what hacking is about, then hacking ain't worth a plug nickel.


Mike Ray says: Stoop?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

But what the hell is a stoop? Think we need an American/English dictionary here :-)


dodddummy says: Memories

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2628 which was released on 2018-08-29 by Xtrato entitled UK Telephone Network Exploration

Thoroughly enjoyed this episode. Due in large part to remembering the times read or listened to people talking about similar things in my youth. I did try some of them out but mostly read or listened to people describing the experience.


dodddummy says: Scream, Yell, "Bravo!", also, this is called A Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

While I listen to ALL episodes of hpr, Sigflup is on my 'must watch NOW' list. This one delivered in spaces for me. Not only was is fun to listen to, but I have similar equipment I've been meaning to do something similar with.

There goes my last excuse.

My only regret is that after the excellent real hacking phone shows from the last two days, my horrible by comparison drivel is up today.

Sorry about that.


jezra says: Absolutely spectacular

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

The best part of this wonderful hack (IMHO) is that you created something and then used that something to record an HPR episode.


b-yeezi says: My sentiments exactly

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

This is the definition of hacking. I loved how you described your problem solving process. More of these, please!


Ken Fallon says: Why is there no cute warning on this episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2622 which was released on 2018-08-21 by b-yeezi entitled Raspberry Pi Temperaturator, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Seriously a joy to listen to.


Mike Ray says: Definition of hacking!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

Brilliant show. This show is the real definition of hacking.

If I have this right, you found some Cisco phones in the garage of a neighbour and set about getting them to do something useful.

The joy of getting something to work is obvious from your tone of voice and your dialogue. Something that we all no doubt can identify with.

All the more satisfying when it is resurrecting something previously discarded


dodddummy says: I have 2, do I hear 3?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2620 which was released on 2018-08-17 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 1

baffled,
You make fewer screw ups than I do.

I'll take a look at the Michell Thomas Method.

I would definitely put time into developing this out if it seems like there's enough people willing to spend some time. Two might be enough. A couple more couldn't hurt.


Clinton Roy says: Fantastic

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2624 which was released on 2018-08-23 by knightwise entitled Cycling through Brussels

Encore!


baffled says: Nice show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2620 which was released on 2018-08-17 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 1

This is my first time commenting so I apologize in advance for any screw ups.

I believe your point one to move to the new language as soon as
possible is an excellent idea. I'd also be interested in helping with
developing and discussing it should you decide to persue the notion.

There is a great book "The Future of Learning - the Michell Thomas
Method" by Michell Thomas Where he discusses his perspective on
education that I recommend as an interesting read.


rtsn says: comment

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2619 which was released on 2018-08-16 by bjb entitled A Gentle Introduction to Quilt

This was a great episode, thanks!


b-yeezi says: Looking into this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2618 which was released on 2018-08-15 by tuturto entitled Yesod - First Impressions

Yesod seems like a great option for high-concurrency web applications. Thank you for introducing it to me and the rest of the HPR community.


Ken says: Where is the script

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2617 which was released on 2018-08-14 by b-yeezi entitled Exposing a Raspberry Pi database through a REST API

Did we forget to include the script itself ?


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2613 which was released on 2018-08-08 by klaatu entitled Quick Awk Tip, from a series on Learning Awk

Hi klaatu,

Thanks for this heads-up. It *is* a confusing feature of awk, but it's the same for sed (so at least the authors are consistent). I don't think we have emphasised it enough, on reflection.

It was highlighted in show 2 of the Awk series (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr2129/full_shownotes.html#more-about-awk-programs) and has been used many times thereafter, but hasn't been emphasised.

So, thanks again for the feedback. It's most appreciated.

Dave


Clinton Roy says: Thank you.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2615 which was released on 2018-08-10 by Ahuka entitled Cancer, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for this, I appreciate your openness and the details.


Jon Kulp says: Tube clock radios

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2614 which was released on 2018-08-09 by Jon Kulp entitled My 1948 Truetone D1835 Tube Radio

So glad you enjoyed this. Once you start looking around on the internet at vintage tube radios you find that there are TONS of these things, and the photo galleries are serious eye candy if you like mid-century modern industrial design. They also have lots of tube-powered clock radios like you described. Wish I had the money and the space to start collecting these things!


Tony Hughes says: Comment 1

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2612 which was released on 2018-08-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Liverpool Makefest 2018 - interview with Joe aka Concrete Dog, from a series on Interviews

Steve, Glad you enjoyed the show, it was an enjoyable interview to record.


hammerron says: Tube Radio Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2614 which was released on 2018-08-09 by Jon Kulp entitled My 1948 Truetone D1835 Tube Radio

What an awesome looking radio. You brought back several memories for me. I vaguely remember my dad having an old stand up unit in his barn/workshop. I had several push button channel selectors. Also, I once had a table top tube am radio with a clock (about the size of a toaster). Then lastly, your station playing "Dark Lady" Wow, I had that on a 45 (if anyone remembers those kind of recordings. Thank you Jon for the memories!


Steve says: Rockets!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2612 which was released on 2018-08-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Liverpool Makefest 2018 - interview with Joe aka Concrete Dog, from a series on Interviews

Thanks for doing this interview. "Concrete Dog" looks like someone I could get along with quite well.


dodddummy says: In case there was any doubt.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2611 which was released on 2018-08-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

This is a quote from Klaatu today on Mastodon.

"Also, English is the worst language. I wish we'd migrate away to something constructed and better, like Esperanto."


tuturto says: MegaMek and MekWars

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

MegaMek and MekWars I completely forgot as I was do excited to talk about the game. Truth to be told, there's so much to tell about the game that it's almost impossible to fit all of it in one episode even in a very superficial level.


clacke says: Full episode on SparkleShare

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2542 which was released on 2018-05-01 by clacke entitled How I helped my dad run a static website using SparkleShare

For a complete rundown on the when, what and how of SparkleShare, see klaatu's http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2609 .


clacke says: Thank you!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2609 which was released on 2018-08-02 by klaatu entitled SparkleShare, from a series on Introduction to Git

Excellent show as always! What SparkleShare is and how to use it at different expert levels, and when not to use it at all, is all thoroughly explained without the episide ever feeling long.

But most of all, thank you for paying off my episode debt to the community for me. I guess I owe you personally an episode now instead.


cmhobbs says: hurray battletech!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I haven't listened to the podcast yet but I have it queued for my morning walk. I hope you mentioned MegaMek and MekWars. As an avid btech fan, it's about the only way I can play these days because it's hard to get a tabletop game together sometimes.


b-yeezi says: Seems likea great teaching tool

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2607 which was released on 2018-07-31 by klaatu entitled Processing, from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for this episode. I've heard of processing, but never knew what it was or how it could be useful. I will probably turn to this after scratch for my kids.


ClintonRoy says: Yowsers

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2605 which was released on 2018-07-27 by Ahuka entitled The Eyes Have It, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Yikes. I really don't have much to say. I used to run away as a kid to get treats from the store next door, no trains nearby though..


Quick Answers says: I failed to do this and I'm sorry.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

Brenda,
That is annoying! What I try to remember to do is to ask in the format of "Don't spend time on this but do you know off the top of your head?"

But recently, I asked someone a question I'd already spent a lot of time researching and it appears that I couldn't do what I wanted to do.

But, as I said, if I think something should be possible, I won't let a 'No' remain so and will ask again every few months. Even if it's a 'No' now, things change quickly.

Anyway, I forgot to add 'off the top of your head' and I'm afraid 1-2 hours might have been spent searching for me to return the first bit of text my researching revealed.

I feel so bad about that slip of the tongue.


Brenda J. Butler says: People who waste my time by trying to find the answer for me.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

I totally agree.

And another thing that is annoying is when you ask a question and the person doesn't know the answer but either tells you a bunch of generalities that anyone would know, and/or tries to find the answer while you stand there, when you could go back to your desk and look for yourself. What I would like is a quick answer, even if it is "I don't know" or even "I don't know off the top of my head". They could throw in some keywords to search for, if they think it might help.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Ownership apostrophe

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

Haha! I hadn't quite looked at it like that, but you are right.

I like looking for logicality in language. Sometimes it's a vain search (as I'm sure @klaatu would say), but a fair bit seems to conform to _somebody's_ idea of logic.


dodddummy says: Related to humilation

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

There are lots of issues with how we ask and answer questions but related to humiliation specifically, what makes me really sad is when someone tells me they don't want to ask a question because the person or people they'll be asking humiliate them.

One of the reasons I will not publish the asker's name if they don't me want to.

I first this seems like a weak person, but I've had managers tell me the look down on people who don't know things. So I understand the hesitation to ask questions in an unfriendly environment.

There's a lot to learn and we might all be better off if we realize the person has skills, just maybe not in the same area you do.


Hipstre says: Nick Burns

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

Enjoyed the podcast.

I find it to be very frustrating asking technical questions because a lot of guys want to humiliate people who ask them questions. Like Nick Burns. And I find that these guys often don't actually answer the question, because they aren't listening. They just listen until they hear a keyword, and then go into a rant.


NYbill says: Ha!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2600 which was released on 2018-07-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Special episode on 2600, Blue Boxes, Phreaking

I won't hear this till tomorrow, while driving at work. But, it is fitting that it happened to come out during the Hackers On Planet Earth conference. :D


Dave Morriss says: Hipstre's comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

I am fascinated by etymology. I learnt a lot of spelling and pronunciation by understanding word origins as a youngster, and spent a fair bit of time looking stuff up in a dictionary to find etymological information. I will try and share some of the historical context as I go for certain.

I studied what was being called "Comparative Psychology" at university, and this involved looking at some of Chomsky's work. I wouldn't say I was very familiar with it now 40+ years later, but I'm prepared to have another look.

I expect these shows will become a series soon, and you will be very welcome to contribute to it. You are welcome to contribute now!


bjb says: the ownership apostrophe

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

I loved learning that the ownership-form of the apostrophe is really another example of a contraction.


Hipstre says: How to Fix a Remote

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2597 which was released on 2018-07-17 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Fix a Remote with Buttons that Don't Work

Thanks for this podcast. I've run into the same problem. Once I cleaned my remote about three times it was done. The "gunk" in the remote that gets on the circuit board is generally some kind of silicone lubricant or solvent. Apparently, the button pads have to be cooked after they are made to get all the silicone gunk out, and most manufacturers don't bother any longer, as they assume you will only use the remote for a year or two before losing it (or you'll just buy a new one?).

The actual, physical act of pressing the button pushes the silicone gunk out of the pad.

Thanks for the guitar pick trick!


Hipstre says: Thanks so much!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

I am pleased you responded with more etymological information. For some reason, knowing that kind of history really brings these things alive for me. I am enjoying the series.

I hope at some later date there might be a connection to regular grammar and regular language. I've always been fascinated by the connection between Noam Chomsky's linguistic work and the simultaneous development of Lisp at M.I.T.—both endeavors being obsessed with recursion.


clacke says: mp3 is not a real problem

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2583 which was released on 2018-06-27 by TheDUDE entitled Random Rant

The Fraunhofer Institute's US patents on mp3 have expired, so the mp3 format is no longer problematic in connection with free software.

The only reasons not to use mp3 these days are because it's two decades behind in codec evolution (e.g. Opus is strictly better in every aspect) and in envelope evolution (e.g. Matroska has better metadata and streaming facilities).


Dave Morriss says: Is English really so bad?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

There's no doubt (in my mind anyway) that English is weird and difficult; annoying (at times) and illogical. Possibly because I was a bad student at school in my teens, I have never properly understood the whole issue of grammar, parsing sentences, past participles and all of that. However, I have always had a fascination with words, their meanings and their origins, and I think it's English that has led to that interest.

Other languages also have their problems. I learnt French at school (and did a few years as an adult too) and never got to grips with the genders of nouns. Why is a table (furniture) feminine for example? How is it possible to remember them all? I still enjoy attempting to speak French nevertheless.

You point to the deficiencies of English with regard to the meaning of "free". Absolutely. That's a shortcoming. However, many other languages have their own idiosyncrasies. I worked at a university with a campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bahasa Melayu, the local language, has a very different grammar compared to English. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay_grammar for some aspects of it. I remember having conversations with Malay speakers, suggesting a English way of expressing a thing, to be told that that was pretty much impossible in their language. This led me to believe that English might be more subtle; though perhaps on the other hand it's more suitable for circumlocution, evasion and indirectness!

At school my French teacher was also an advocate of Esperanto. I wonder if that sort of language was what you had in mind instead of English? I don't know enough about its benefits to judge, but I wonder if a constructed language can really be as rich as a "natural" evolved language - even with all of its clutter and detritus.

Thanks for your comments - they really got me thinking.


cmhobbs says: great plan!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2599 which was released on 2018-07-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Fitting a 3.5mm adapter to a bluetooth receiver.

Loved this episode, Ken! Wish I would've thought about this before purchasing TaoTronics TT-BA07. I like my little device but I prefer the DIY way!

My rockbox sansa device is still alive but my dad's bit the dust. I'm hoping mine keeps going, though I am often using my android phone and this adaptor these days.


klaatu says: great series

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

This is such a great series. I can honestly say that, having spoken fairly proper English for my entire life, I hate the English language. Of all the languages poised to serve as a global language, there could not be one more undeserving than an amalgamation of Germanic forced through a filter of Latin. It's inconsistent, confusing, over-complex, and yet also insufficient (see the FSF's struggle with the lack of an adjective form of "free" for an example).

I really wish a sensible, constructed language would be adopted in English's place.

Anyway, nice series, although your efforts are surely in vain, because English will never make sense.


klaatu says: nice first ep!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2594 which was released on 2018-07-12 by Philip entitled Using nmtui, the Network Manager Terminal User interface

Great episode. I loved your use cases, and the walk-through of using the tool. Also, I tried nmtui out for myself and it is actually quite useful. Network configuration is such a bother, so it's nice to have an "easy" button with tools like these that still don't depend on a Xorg/Wayland/whatever.


jonkulp says: The Suburban Option

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2589 which was released on 2018-07-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Saving Money: a response to Klaatu's Personal Finance Series

Thanks for the comment, Klaatu. I'd like to hear more discussion about this, too, especially any arguments about whether saving money is really necessary or not. I have at least one colleague at work who rides his bike 4.5 miles each way (and has for the last 20 some years), and he says that he does not save for retirement because his retirement plan is to get hit by a Suburban on the road. I think he's only half kidding.


dodddummy says: Wonder no more

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2588 which was released on 2018-07-04 by tuturto entitled Miniature painting

I've seen lots of miniatures in the past and wondered what goes on in the mind of those who point them. Now I know. Thanks for the insight.


Klaatu says: Thanks for furthering this discussion

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2589 which was released on 2018-07-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Saving Money: a response to Klaatu's Personal Finance Series

You make some really great points. Thanks for taking this discussion farther. I'd be interested in hearing about more people's experiences with saving money, too, because I don't think there is just one right answer (or, arguably, the obligation or ability to save at all, if somebody wants to argue those points). The morality is interesting to me, too. It seems like the only way to "grow" money requires either contributing to something one doesn't actually want to support, or else taking advantage of others.

Basically, this is a huge topic and it's one that is getting more interesting the more I hear other people talk about it.


Klaatu says: Switches on mains

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2590 which was released on 2018-07-06 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Blowing a PC Power Supply, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I'd never seen an on/off switch on an electirical outlet until New Zealand. Here, every electrical outlet has a dedicated power switch so that you can plug in a device and then power it on. It's really useful.

In the USA, I think the only way to simulate this is to use a power strip (sometimes a surge protector, other times just a splitter, which often have switches on them.




Klaatu says: great walkthrough

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2519 which was released on 2018-03-29 by the_remora entitled the_remora Builds a character in Edge of the Empire, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thanks for this episode. I'd heard of Edge of the Empire but have never played. I really like your character build process, and this was a nice overview of how characters work in this system. Thanks1


Klaatu says: painting miniatures

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2588 which was released on 2018-07-04 by tuturto entitled Miniature painting

I see amazing painted minis at my local hobby shop, and it always makes me want to get into creating dioramas and battlefields for games, but I don't feel like I have the time,money,or space for it. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your hobby in this episode.


Ken Fallon says: I *see* what you did there :)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2605 which was released on 2018-07-27 by Ahuka entitled The Eyes Have It, from a series on Health and Healthcare

see, vision, eyes - get it ?


RandyNose AKA TheNose100 says: The Juiced Penguin

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2583 which was released on 2018-06-27 by TheDUDE entitled Random Rant

John, how weird that I pick a random podcast to out of the lineup to listen to and find this one on feedly. I didn't even see the Juiced Penguin in the title this morning when I started listening. Heck, it's not even something that I think about these days.

The Juiced Penguin was an idea that I had, and knew that I couldn't pull it off alone. - The Late Great Lord "D" assisted me with the original effort. It took a lot of time to find the music, and Klaatu assisted with offering up some content for it also. I found that it was really time consuming, and Terry F took over for a period of time until it fizzled out.

The main idea that I had was to get more OGG content out there, to help expand the awareness of the OGG format, due to restrictions of the MP3 format, and that many MP3 Players didn't support it. - Today, most people are listening to content on computers or Android devices, most are able to listen to the ogg format, if they wish.

If my ol' memory serves right, even Mark Shuttleworth has stopped worrying about the MP3 format being a real problem, even tho' it's still a closed file format. Granted it's not open, but the threat of being sued doesn't seem likely after nothing happening after all of this time.

- FWIW, when I AM online I'm easily found over on G+ aka randynose.com Also over on Mastodon.Rocks @randynose.

Thanks for reminding me of some good times years ago...

All hail the Juiced Penguin. :)


Tony Hughes says: Great little update

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2579 which was released on 2018-06-21 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Ubuntu 18.04 Mate, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Thanks JWP, I'm glad at least one listener found it useful, having been using it for a good couple of months now I can say I am very impressed and have even found a work around for the usb utilities I use in mint. I have installed Mint 19 beta into virtual box and it seems very good and once the stable release is out it will still be my go to distro for installing for family and friends who are not Linux gurus. Ubuntu Mate will probably remain on my main box until the next LTS cycle as I try and keep that as stable as possible and change OS on it as infrequently as I can get away with.


NYbill says: There is one more...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2585 which was released on 2018-06-29 by Ken Fallon entitled Check to see if a Remote Control is working

...I found this out by accident in my youth. You can also point the remote at an electric guitar pickup while its plugged into an amp.

dit dit dit dit dit dit dit!

Add distortion or reverb to your liking. :P


Ken Fallon says: Would love HPR feedback

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2582 which was released on 2018-06-26 by klaatu entitled 3 Contribution case studies

Great show - only one point.

We do not "approve" shows, we process them. See

http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#not_moderated

Your show will not be moderated.

We do not vet, edit, moderate or in any way censor any of the shows on the network, we trust you to do that. Aside from checking snippets for audio quality/spam checking, we have a policy that we don't listen to the shows before they are aired. This is a long standing tradition arising from the fact that HPR is a community of peers who believe that any host has as much right to submit shows as any other.

hpr2210 :: On Freedom of Speech and Censorship describes the agreed approach to this topic.


JWP says: This Show about Cash

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2574 which was released on 2018-06-14 by klaatu entitled Personal cash-only finance

Hi klaatu always interesting to see what you will bring up.
I to for a long time when cash only. I do keep a card in the glove box or bring it traveling but I find I spend less if I just use cash.

Also if you can -- I really enjoy many of your topics. -- Might you get a better headset sometimes its hard for me to hear exactly what you say. (Audio quality between Jupiter broadcasting and Dave Morris quality would be greatly valued.)


JWP says: Great Little update

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2579 which was released on 2018-06-21 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Ubuntu 18.04 Mate, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Tony always so nice to here from you again.
Sadly I am driving any Mate right now. Only two 16.04 boxes maybe after 16.04.1 thanks so much for the update



Clinton Roy says: A english/german recommendation

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2576 which was released on 2018-06-18 by folky entitled My swedish and german podcasts part 1, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I quite like the omega tau science & engineering podcast
podcast, it comes in both english and german forms, I don't think they translate the content, it's just different stories for the different language podcasts.


Ken Fallon says: Home country of choice

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2576 which was released on 2018-06-18 by folky entitled My swedish and german podcasts part 1, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Love that concept.


Dave Morriss says: I don't use multiple windows

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2566 which was released on 2018-06-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

In my case I use tab groups to keep useful and related web sites together to make "context switching" simpler. For example, in Pale Moon I have a group per HPR series or project, and when I'm in the mood to prepare a new HPR show I run it on my right-hand monitor with Gvim on the left.

I usually have Vivaldi, Chromium and IceWeasel running on different XFCE desktops as well, and all of these have pinned tabs so I can easily visit various HPR pages, the most used pages on my local MediaWiki instance, GitLab, GitHub, archive.org, Telegram groups, and so on.

It's probably (barely) organised chaos, but I like it ;-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Hipstre

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

That's a great suggestion. I spent some time looking at the etymology of the words I was talking about, as you can tell from the links, but I didn't consider talking about the subject. I'll mention such things in the future if it seems relevant.

Thanks for the feedback.


clacke says: What is SparkleShare?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2542 which was released on 2018-05-01 by clacke entitled How I helped my dad run a static website using SparkleShare

Apparently I didn't explain what SparkleShare is!

It's "DropBox for git". You tell it where your remote git repo is, and it keeps an eye on it and keeps a local directory in sync.

Whenever anything happens in the remote repo, it pulls that change and makes your local sirectory the same.

Whenever you add, remove or edit a file in your local directory, it creates a commit for your change and pushes it to the remote repo.

Any conflicts that occur are resolved by creating a file named something like "myfile conflicted on 2018-06-15T16:57:45.txt", so you never have to understand anything about git to use SparkleShare. Just play with your files in your directory.

That's why it's so good for dads.


clacke says: Clarification

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2552 which was released on 2018-05-15 by clacke entitled What is stow?

It seems this is the month of clarifications, judging from the feedback from Ken and Dave on the Community News. :-)

I'm adding a deeper Stow show to my future shows tag.

But for now, here's what Dave was asking for:

Stow doesn't use any configuration, it's all simple, hard-coded behavior. When it stows things it puts things in the parent directory of the stow directory:

If your are in /home/clacke/stow and you do stow foo, any stuff in e.g. /home/clacke/stow/foo/lib gets symlinks in /home/clacke/lib .


clacke says: Killer feature

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2557 which was released on 2018-05-22 by clacke entitled Styx -- The Purely Functional Static Site Generator

I forgot to mention the killer feature, which is why we use Styx, apart from our great love for Nix: The ability to easily include content from remote sources.

As Styx uses Nix for getting its inputs, it's just as easy to build a page off a file in your local repository as getting a file from a remote repository, http URL, a whole bunch of files, or anything you can compute or get from a network, really.

In fact, even the default templates in Styx are fetched this way: If you never use them, they never touch your computer, but if you include the standard templates in your site definition, Styx knows to go out and fetch them and put them in the right places.

We use this to get documentation and changelog from our code repository into our web site.



clacke says: The group of the tab is in the windowing (of it)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2566 which was released on 2018-06-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I've never looked into tab grouping, because what I do, if my tabs start becoming unwieldy, is that I drag one of them out of the window, and it becomes a new window. I may drag other tabs into that new window if they belong together.

You people who use tab grouping, do you do this as well, giving you two-dimensional tab grouping, or does grouping replace multiple windows?


Hipstre says: Battling With English

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Interesting! I'd like to hear a little bit about the origins of the mixups when it is historically interesting... Like, perhaps, one word comes from French and the other from German. But not necessary, viewing Communication as the problem and English as a flawed tool to solve it is a good route to take. Looking forward to the next one.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Michael

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Glad you liked the episode.
I'm amazed by the number of times I see the then/than and there/their/they're errors in forums, YouTube comments and similar. I don't know if it's an autocorrect problem or what it is, but it's very common.
I'm actively collecting similar problems, so I hope I'll have enough to make a few more episodes!


Michael says: Great idea!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Thanks for starting that series!
While the first examples were quite obvious to me, I can see how they can be helpful on a global scope, given the diverse international HPR community.
Fort the last bit, I have to admit that those were actually two new words I learnt (make that three with "learnt" :-)).

Regards,
Michael



folky says: Changed links to my gits

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1992 which was released on 2016-03-22 by folky entitled How I'm handling my podcast-subscriptions and -listening

I just migrated from github to gitlab. So do a s/hub/lab/g in above links.
For those who didn't heard about it, on the following link you find the cause for the migration: https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/


MathMann says: Art Club

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2158 which was released on 2016-11-09 by Brian in Ohio entitled Art Club

Great show and it sounds like a great way to delve into one of the mainstays of human life - sharing it and the world around us with those around us. Thanks Brian for giving all a way to connect and learn.


Klaatu says: neat

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2549 which was released on 2018-05-10 by Archer72 entitled DVD ripping using old hardware

Nice to hear Slackware 32-bit still coming in useful. I don't mind that so many Linux distros are discarding 32-bit as long as somebody keeps it around, because while 32-bit hardware is fading, there's still a LOT of it out there.


NYbill says: Nice TLDR.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2560 which was released on 2018-05-25 by Ken Fallon entitled General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a series on Privacy and Security

Nice summery of the GDPR, Ken. I was wondering what this was all about. And I have noticed everyone and their brother sending out policy updates these days. But, as I doubt the GDPR pertains to my little servers I wasn't really paying much attention.

You did the deep dive for me. ;)

BTW, you might want to do Noise Reduction, then Truncate Silence. This one sounded a bit like a guy on radio keying up the mic at random times while talking. :P



clacke says: The date

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2560 which was released on 2018-05-25 by Ken Fallon entitled General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a series on Privacy and Security

How very appropriate that this would be released precisely for May 25th. :-)


redrider06 says: Howto get started playing RPGs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2550 which was released on 2018-05-11 by klaatu entitled Howto get started playing RPGs, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I started participating in RPGs several months ago but did none of the things mentioned in this presentation prior to actually playing the game.

My GM took the small gathering of curious gamesters through a couple of relatively short scenarios/stories which kept the interest up and the mechanics of everything mentioned in this podcast at a double arm’s length away. We didn’t know it then but it kept us focused on the game rather than too many details of characters. Sure, we still built characters but it was a very abbreviated process. Not until some months and many game sessions later did I actually do my own research and discovered parts of what this podcast brings together very succinctly. And now that I know a bit more about the whole process, this podcast is all the more interesting.

Lostnbronx and Klaatu have done a splendid job of laying out a very understandable and approachable process for those curious about taking part in an RPG. (The sound production was stellar too.) Well done, gentlemen.


NYbill says: A chimp by another name...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2551 which was released on 2018-05-14 by NYbill entitled Calibrating Calibration

Yea, the Espeak kind of butchers my nick. I bet 'En Why Bill' would sound about right. Hey Espeak, I live in New York! ;)

Good luck your scope build. 25mhz will be right in the wheel house of the kit type scopes.


mcnalu says: Oscillowant

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2551 which was released on 2018-05-14 by NYbill entitled Calibrating Calibration

I too have a secret desire for an oscillascope. I'm building a wee one from a kit just now but that's mostly for fun. I'll need one that can handle 25MHz clock signals for troubleshooting my poorly Amiga 3000, hence my interest in this show.

Also, the HPR robot calls you nibble too! :D


dodddummy says: Tickles me in places I'm not sure I'm comfortable with

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1762 which was released on 2015-05-05 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR Audio Book Club 10, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

This tickled all of my private places. Ok. just the references to free culture.

Loved the reader's voice. Liked the story.

I agree with pokey about the timing of things regarding can food, MREs et al. But it didn't keep me out of the story. I thought it was strange that people had forgotten so much in so few years. But I've some real life situations where people weren't taught anything for a generation and it is a bit like this.

I liked the 'glitches' these guys mentioned.

I can confirm that the issue with the ogg files is the album art. I didn't listen to this until after I listened to the audio book. I had the same issue. Downloaded fine but wouldn't play in rockbox. A little searching lead me to a suggestion that if an ogg file plays ok in vlc other other players but not rockbox, the album art is a likely culprit.

Removed them with Audio Tag Tool and all is well. If memory serves, the rockbox folks says it's because it only has 1mb for meta data.


Gavtres says: Git Bash

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2547 which was released on 2018-05-08 by clacke entitled MSYS2

Linux newbie here. I am working on a new project and last week, as a requisite, needed to install Git for Windows. I was wondering about the voodoo magic behind Git Bash, so thank you for the explanation.

By the way, cool alternate "beatbox" version of the HPR outro. :-)


ClaudioM says: MSYS2 is What Cygwin Should Be

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2547 which was released on 2018-05-08 by clacke entitled MSYS2

First off, thanks for the mention, good sir! :-)

Secondly, thank you for this episode. As much as I use Cygwin at work, I despise...DESPISE...having to use the Cygwin Installer to install/update/remove packages. MSYS2 is what I've always wanted from Cygwin: an integrated, command line package manager for updating packages inside of the POSIX-compatible environment, just as you would do on any Unix-like system.

I'll have to start backing up my configuration files in order to make the big switch on my Windows PCs at work.


clacke says: Re: butchering

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2546 which was released on 2018-05-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

No butchering of "fractalide"! We pronounce it lile you do.

Now, "tertiary" and "tuturto" on the other hand ... ;-)


folky says: Very quit

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2541 which was released on 2018-04-30 by lostnbronx entitled Microphone Wind Screen Demo

Your show was very quiet. I had to go 100% on the volume to understand you. I partly would blame the wind screen. Because, when you took it off, you got louder.


lostnbronx says: Fweeb, I think you're right

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2536 which was released on 2018-04-23 by lostnbronx entitled Lostnbronx examines points-of-view and tenses in storytelling., from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

I misspoke, getting my POV names and distinctions mixed up a bit. I think I give enough examples in the episode to make it clear what I'm really talking about, though, and still stand by my observations about how they affect story construction.

Thanks for the correction!


Brian DeRocher says: open source games

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

What does the FLOSS landscape look like for fantasy games?


clacke says: Chinese

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2536 which was released on 2018-04-23 by lostnbronx entitled Lostnbronx examines points-of-view and tenses in storytelling., from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

It occurred to me that from what I know about Chinese, in particular Cantonese, most of what you are saying about these nuances goes away.

You say that by just this little change in tense, you've already communicated something about the whole situation. In Chinese you can't really do that. If you try, you're making your text just unnatural and cumbersome to read. Must be a real challenge for translators in either direction.

From my personal conversations I also know that even pretty accomplished speakers coming from Chinese languages don't pick up on these cues when speaking English. All tense just goes through type erasure in parsing.


Fweeb says: 2nd person

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2536 which was released on 2018-04-23 by lostnbronx entitled Lostnbronx examines points-of-view and tenses in storytelling., from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

I think you might be a bit mistaken about 2nd person POV. My understanding is that it's not a distant pronoun (he or she)... that's still 3rd person. 2nd person is almost exclusively using "you" as the subject of the sentence for an action from the main character. So, useful in writing interactive stories... tougher for pure narrative.


Gavtres says: TLS 1.3

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2540 which was released on 2018-04-27 by Ahuka entitled 28 - TLS 1.3, from a series on Privacy and Security

Great episode about TLS 1.3! I just chuckled with the IETF comments about adding a decrypt function.


Windigo says: Thanks for the introduction

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2524 which was released on 2018-04-05 by tuturto entitled General problem solver

First of all, welcome to HPR. This is an excellent first episode!

Thank you for explaining the general problem solver. I haven't encountered this in my time as a programmer, and found the concept - and your introduction to it - to be very interesting.

I look forward to any other episodes you have planned!


tuturto says: Such a beautiful soundscape

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2538 which was released on 2018-04-25 by knightwise entitled My geeky plans for the new house.

While listening podcast about network design was interesting in itself, the soundscape of the episode is what sold me. It was like listening to Joy of Painting again with Bob Ross calmly explaining what he's about to do in such a friendly way.


Draco Metallium says: Two months without a new transmission

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2485 which was released on 2018-02-09 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E05 - I Saw the Invisible Man

Where is the wisdom from outer space when we need it the most?


clacke says: Living the dream

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I am indeed living the dream. I am working on cool software, it's all free software out in the open, and I'm getting paid.

Communicating what it is that Fractalide does is obviously something we need to work on. I know that when I saw it the first time two years ago I read the homepage at the time, and came away no wiser as to what was going on. Now I'm cursed with knowing what it is and no longer capable of experiencing what it is that a newcomer will need to now.


Kevin O'Brien says: My name

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I heard you stumble over whether to call me "Ahuka" or just "Kevin". I believe that if I had to do it over again I would just use my name. When I joined it looked like people were using pseudonyms so I did as well, but it is not like I am hiding anything here.


clacke says: Re: AND THEN IT'S GOT DIVS IN IT!!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

To be clear, the HTML that had the divs in it was the asciidoc output, which I have just recently started using. The output from hashify.me has been nice and clean with no risk of having Ken pull his hairs out in frustration.

Our shared adventures with asciidoc, which played out in the comments, on the Fediverse and in private e-mail are fodder for a future episode on my new shownotes workflow. Yes, I owe you one.


Steve says: Really a different category of software

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2518 which was released on 2018-03-28 by Steve Saner entitled Converting My Laptop to Dual Boot

If the question is, "can you do 3D modeling with OpenSCAD?", then the answer is yes. However, as I understand it, considering OpenSCAD an alternative to things like Fusion 360 and SolidWorks and others, is a bit tough. The open source world also has Blender, with which you can do 3D modeling too. But again, as I understand it, the way these options work is a lot different and they lack many of the features present in the commercial products.

It is worth mentioning that there are a few 3D modeling options out there that are not open source, but do work with Linux due to the fact that they are cloud/web based. OnShape.com comes to mind.

So, while there are alternatives, sort of, Fusion 360 seems to be becoming the software of choice in "Maker" circles.

I am a beginner at this, so these are mostly just my perceptions. Eventually, I may be able to speak with more authority, or at least more experience.


Ken Fallon says: Is OpenSCAD an alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360 ?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2518 which was released on 2018-03-28 by Steve Saner entitled Converting My Laptop to Dual Boot

http://www.openscad.org/about.html

About OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD is software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.

OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeller. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file. This gives you (the designer) full control over the modelling process and enables you to easily change any step in the modelling process or make designs that are defined by configurable parameters.

OpenSCAD provides two main modelling techniques: First there is constructive solid geometry (aka CSG) and second there is extrusion of 2D outlines. Autocad DXF files can be used as the data exchange format for such 2D outlines. In addition to 2D paths for extrusion it is also possible to read design parameters from DXF files. Besides DXF files OpenSCAD can read and create 3D models in the STL and OFF file formats.


clacke says: Addendum: Styx was written by Eric Sagnes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2557 which was released on 2018-05-22 by clacke entitled Styx -- The Purely Functional Static Site Generator

I neglected to name the author, because his name wasn't on my mind at the time.

Styx was written by Eric Sagnes, and if you look at his repositories on github[0], it's not really surprising that he would be the one to write a site generator in Nix. :-)

[0] https://github.com/ericsagnes?tab=repositories


clacke says: Re: Overengineering

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

It seems that when I countered that your setup didn't seem massively overengineered, I was simply insufficiently informed.

Now that this has been somewhat remedied, I agree with your assessment.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Overengineering

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

Thanks clacke,

I have used 'entr' in the past, actually to refresh my note-viewing browser when the notes change. I now use Qupzilla because it does that all by itself, which is very cool!

I will think about using 'entr' or 'watch' in future, but for HPR shownotes I have several 'make' targets, so I'm not sure if I want to automate them all.

For example I use 'make final' to generate notes with HPR links rather than the local ones I use while developing them, and I can only do that once I have chosen a slot and know what the HPR links will be. Of course, I could trigger the 'make final' once the slot has been selected.

Anyway, thanks for the idea :-)


Steve says: Re: Great Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

I'm glad you enjoyed it. The project that I referred to in the episode didn't go quite as planned, but I'll give it another try at some point. Several other projects in the works as well. I'd be interested to hear about some of your projects.


John E Thompson says: Great Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

I am an avid rocketeer and enjoyed listening to your show.

How have your future rocket projects been?


clacke says: Overengineering

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

Doesn't sound terribly overengineered to me, it's just that my web editing workflow is minimalistic almost to a fault.

I have an engineered piece you can add to your solution: Trigger the builds automatically with entr[0]. That allows you to even skip the make step in vim. Just save and things happen.

Actually what I often do is I just `watch make` in the directory where I'm editing, or `while sleep 5; do make; done`.


Dave Morriss says: Markdown/ASCIIDoc

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

Hi clacke,

A couple of interesting finds. I use both Markdown (Pandoc flavour mostly) and ASCIIDoc (via Asciidoctor).

I write all my HPR shownotes with Markdown, using Vim on one monitor and a browser on the other, building the output with Pandoc via Make, using Vim's 'make' interface to do it.

I also like to write a journal per project and use ASCIIDoc for that because I can generate much more interesting documents with colour, side notes, icons, good tables and so on. Again Vim lets me type the document with syntax highlighting, build it with 'make' and display it on my right-hand monitor using a dedicated browser (I like QupZilla at the moment).

My solution is probably massively over-engineered but I like it :-)


clacke says: ASCIIDoc shownotes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

If you like ASCIIDoc, you can type your shownotes on https://asciidoclive.com/ and then do the same thing as I described above with hashify.me.

Just like hashify, asciidoclive allows you to type on the left, see the result on the right.


the_remora says: Handle Origin

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I pulled the name the_remora from Glenn Cook's Garrett PI series of novels. The Remora is a nickname of a tertiary character from the later books in the series.


mongo says: Good tutorial

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2518 which was released on 2018-03-28 by Steve Saner entitled Converting My Laptop to Dual Boot

Steve Saner gives a good tutorial on a way to add Windows to a Linux computer. I found the part about getting data from his old encrypted drive most interesting, as I have been a bit afraid of encrypting a drive for fear of finding myself locked out.

I am glad that he was able to use some information from my HPR show from last year on the subject of adding dual boot to my laptop.

Also, very good show notes for someone following his lead.


Hipstre says: GNU Readline 2

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2453 which was released on 2017-12-27 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 2, from a series on GNU Readline

Enjoying the series. I am doing a tutorial on creating a LisP in C (which I heard about on HPR) and it uses Readline. So I came back to listen to this series. I always learn something. There's always an "Aha!" moment. Thanks!


clacke says: An update

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2537 which was released on 2018-04-24 by clacke entitled Recording HPR on the fly Part II

When uploading the other shows I noticed that they had some weird clicks and jumps in them. Apparently I had turned on "skip silence" when I played with the settings. My recommendation is: don't.



clacke says: Markdown shownotes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

klaatu and Ken were discussing the merits on Markdown and the horribleness of the multitude of markdown flavors.

Here's what I do for shownotes: I write on hashify.me.

Markdown on the left, live rendered text on the right so you can easily Ctrl-click links to check them etc. Then I mark the text on the right, right-click and choose "View selection source" (this is on Firefox). It opens a new tab with the source almost correctly marked. I mark it, copy and then paste into the show notes textbox and choose HTML5 as text type.


Mike Ray says: Intro to git

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2516 which was released on 2018-03-26 by klaatu entitled Intro to git branch, from a series on Introduction to Git

Great podcast.

I've been using git for a few years now but there is something new even for a seasoned git user in this series.

It's a subject that needs clarity, because a lot of the online stuff about git is complex and confusing.

More please. And more about this kind of DevOps related stuff, and more server config and admin


Lostnbronx says: I Agree With You, But...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2508 which was released on 2018-03-14 by lostnbronx entitled False Prophets

I think China is our biggest chance for competition, in the long run, but they aren't moving quickly. That may change. I hope it does.

I also believe that the commercialization of space is the only real future it can possibly have. If people can't at least hope for a better life out there, they won't bother. China may be a big player here too, since it has no problem sponsoring large-scale commercial ventures.

Looked at from that point-of-view, though, business people like Musk and the others may turn out to be our last best hope for humanity, after all. I sure wouldn't mind being wrong!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

Thanks Jan, Clinton Roy and clacke.

I'm glad you are finding the series useful.

I had known of Readline's existence for years, and that there were some features that might be useful, but had never spent the time to find out what it could do. I am most surprised at the amount of work that has gone into this library and the great features it offers.

I expect to be able to get another couple of shows from it before I'm finished, and there's scope for others to contribute too if they work out cool things to do with it!


thelovebug says: Done and dusted

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2514 which was released on 2018-03-22 by NYbill entitled Electronics Calculator Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Bought it, built it! Surprisingly straight forward, thanks a) to your advice nybill, and b) the link you couldn't get to worked first time for me had a pretty detailed picture guide.

"It's a bit clicky," says the wife, so all the more reason to use it.

So, here is a PG-13 picture of the calculator in action:
https://next.thelovebug.org/index.php/s/apL8pxrX7Spd6Bc

(I managed to break my GMG instance without even knowing about it! My next project, perhaps?)


clacke says: You're right to worry, but ...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2508 which was released on 2018-03-14 by lostnbronx entitled False Prophets

Musk isn't the only one. He's the one who got the furthest, and who has the grandest master plan. But don't forget about Bezos and Branson and their space ventures.

So, I don't think we're pinning our hopes on one man. But my answer reveals something else. We're still pinning our hopes on Great Men (as in the Great Man theory of history). Musk, Bezos and Branson aren't geniuses in the sense that they are sciencing and engineering all this stuff when nobody else could, they're just hiring the people who do.

Still, I think people fawning over Musk is awesome, because it means people are pinning their hopes on research, engineering and entrepreneurship, because that's what he symbolizes. And hustling the money and funneling it in the right direction isn't nothing either.

It's far better than people admiring people who literally don't contribute anything, or are contributing negatively, to furthering the knowledge and power of the human race, like David Avocado Wolfe, Dr. Oz or Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ok, so we're not at the mercy at a single man, but we are at the mercy of three men? No. Don't forget about China and India, and old spacer-travelers Japan and ESA, and even Russia! They're also further into space than Bezos or Branson, and on some axes further than Musk.

I'm not overly worried. Humanity will get our eggs in a second basket before the century is over.


NYbill says: Enjoy the kit, Dave.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2514 which was released on 2018-03-22 by NYbill entitled Electronics Calculator Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I warn about a few small pitfalls I ran into while building it. Hope it saves you the same trouble.


thelovebug says: Blind faith

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2514 which was released on 2018-03-22 by NYbill entitled Electronics Calculator Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I haven't even listened to the episode yet, but I've just ordered myself one of those calculator kits from Amazon!


clacke says: Re: that info.rkt for a node

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Correction to correction: No I didn't misspeak anything, we just misunderstood each other. Sorry for the confusion. :-)


Clinton Roy says: interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2509 which was released on 2018-03-15 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled AudioBookClub 16 Matcher Rules, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

This was an interesting discussion, maybe because of the disagreements?

Also, thank you for the audio notes.


clacke says: Surprisingly useful

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

I went into this thinking "bah, readline, it's C-r, C-a, C-e, some kill and yank, what's to learn?". But it was Dave, and somehow there was a Part 3, so maybe there were something useful in there?

Wow, I was so wrong about knowing everything there is to know about readline. I don't know how useful the capitalization things are, and C-t I already knew about and I think it's mostly useful for when you have pressed C-t by mistake ... but M-b and M-f, OMG.

I have needed these for years. I usually hop around with C-left and C-right, but when you're one mosh, one tmux and one su down, usually all arrow keycodes are long gone, and it's all misery. Now with M-b and M-f my life quality will drastically improve!

Also interesting to know what the args thing is for. I've been vaguely aware of it as it's easy to trigger by mistake, but I think I will use it more now that I have been taught exactly what it does. Maybe for counting the length of git commit messages, for example. You want a 60-character max commit message length? M-6 0 C-b after you typed your message will show you by how much you overran the limit!

Thanks, Dave. As always a great contribution, even for those of us who may think we already know everything.


Windigo says: Two comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2502 which was released on 2018-03-06 by lostnbronx entitled Volume Of Thought

Firstly, after hearing the title of this episode I thought you were going to be discussing how much three-dimensional space your thoughts took up. That's not something I've ever considered before.

Secondly, when you actually discussed the "loudness" of your own thoughts and what types of sounds successfully caused you to lose track of them, it was ALSO something I'd never considered.

Well done, Sir. Well done.


MrX says: re Great show!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2499 which was released on 2018-03-01 by MrX entitled Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Michael, many thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the show and your probably correct that a bit of commentary might have been a good idea. There was a couple of reasons that I chose not to add any commentary first it made the podcast easier to make but the real reason was that I was trying to create a bit of mystery for people that had never heard the strange sounds you'd find when tuning around the amateur radio HF band which I thought might be the case for a large portion of the audience.

When I was a young boy I remember listening to old second world war valved receivers that I occasionally had access to and was fascinated by the strange sounds and voices having no idea what I was listening to I thought initially giving no explanation would create more intrigue for those that had never heard HF before and if there interest was gripped then they could have a look for some show notes. I'll probably add some commentary next time if I do a similar show.

PS many thanks for deciphering the Morse code (CW), and yes that was some incredible set-up DF2BO had certainly beats my half wave dipole flung in the loft :)


MrX says: Re Quite a haul!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2486 which was released on 2018-02-12 by MrX entitled Some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Dave I'm not surprised you didn't know about this as there are not many amateur radio rallies held in these parts I only know about it because I was a long time ago a member of the Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club. This event is a mini radio rally it originally went under the title of junk night but has since gone up market, it's held at Cockenzie & Port Seton Community Centre usually around the beginning of August, I've been going there for a number of years now best bit about it is meeting up with old friends and sampling some of the home made food. On the haul I usually end up with very little I just happened to be lucky this year.


Clinton Roy says: Comment Command

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

I was not aware of the comment/decomment commands, they might be useful.


Jan says: Some Lines Of Support

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

Hi Dave!

Thanks a lot for Your effort.

If a machine is under heavy load and therefor kind of not responsive anymore that readline-magic comes in handy. Same goes for a slow link between a users terminal and a remote machine.


thelovebug says: Re: Wow

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2503 which was released on 2018-03-07 by thelovebug entitled My journey into podcasting

Thanks Clinton, I'm really glad you enjoyed the episode. The last 10 years have really been a blast, and I can see many more podcasting years ahead!

I've had a few people call me "professional" and, whilst that isn't strictly true, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't want to be!!



Clinton Roy says: Wow

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2503 which was released on 2018-03-07 by thelovebug entitled My journey into podcasting

What a great story! I'm not into music podcasts at all really though (can't speed them up ;) but this was a fascinating look behind the scenes of a professional.


Kevin O'Brien says: It's just what I do

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2500 which was released on 2018-03-02 by Ahuka entitled What's In My Podcatcher 3, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I do listen to a lot of podcasts, but one thing is that I speed them up by 70%, and the other is that I listen during many activities: driving, washing the dishes, going shopping, working out at the gym; they are all opportunities to listen.


Michael says: Great show!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2499 which was released on 2018-03-01 by MrX entitled Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

I love the idea of tuning around and simply demonstrating what you can hear. However, I would suggest to add a bit more of commentary to make it more meaningful to those who not already know what they are listening to.

Let me add, that the morse code (CW) signal in both cases was a french station F5IN. Calling CQ DX, a general call for far away stations, in the first bit and just finishing a transmission in a contact in the second one.

When Tom, DF2BO, described his antenna set up, this left me mouth gaping. Yagis 2 elements on 80m (3.5Mhz) and 3 elements on 40m (7Mhz)! These are monsters, way beyond what any "normal" amateur will be able to put up. Just an amazing configuration, that almost makes me drool, when thinking about...
I think this is the kind of background information that makes sense to add, to put the audio in context.

Regards,
Michael


Steve says: How in the world...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2500 which was released on 2018-03-02 by Ahuka entitled What's In My Podcatcher 3, from a series on Podcast recommendations

My question is, how many hours per day do you spend listening to podcasts? And are there that many hours in a day?

Thanks for the episodes. Quite the list.



Clinton Roy says: Thank you.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2501 which was released on 2018-03-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Tricky bastards...


Draco Metallium says: No more e-mails on my phone.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2498 which was released on 2018-02-28 by Quvmoh entitled Life without Google

Thanks, I had not realize that I really don't need the gmail app.

Most of the time it was just annoying, I am almost always in front of a computer, so I would have find out about the new email a few seconds later. And for some reason the spell checker does not work if you updated it.

You have just freed me and my ram.


Ken Fallon says: Escape for pipe

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2501 which was released on 2018-03-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

& # 1 2 4 ;

Will escape the | character !



Dave Morriss says: Quite a haul!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2486 which was released on 2018-02-12 by MrX entitled Some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

I envy your finds! I didn't know there were such events in this part of the world.


clacke says: Re: that info.rkt for a node

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Got word from Stewart (and he's https://twitter.com/sj_mackenzie btw , and Fractalide has an account at https://twitter.com/fractalide ) that I misspoke on something: A node won't have an info.rkt, it's one fractal, one package, and nodes are pointed out internally within that package.

For more on what all this means, what a fractal is and more, look forward to my interview with Stewart whenever we get that in order.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks b-yeezi

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2496 which was released on 2018-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Making a Raspberry Pi inventory, from a series on Bash Scripting

I hope you find the script useful. Suggestions for improvements and enhancements are welcome!


Dave Morriss says: Enjoy!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2493 which was released on 2018-02-21 by Dave Morriss entitled YouTube Subscriptions - update

I hope you enjoy some of the channels I mentioned.

You could contribute some of your own recommendations at some point. I'm sure they'd be appreciated :-)


clacke says: Re: typo

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Alright, I made it a comment to spare you the work of correcting the original text and then you went and did it anyway. :-)

So I'll mail you the next time.


Dave Morriss says: Re: typo

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Oops, sorry I didn't notice the error when I processed your notes. I'll hand in my proof-reading badge...

I have fixed the error. Feel free to contact HPR admins via admin at hackerpublicradio.org if this sort of thing ever happens in the future.


b-yeezi says: Directly into my toolbox

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2496 which was released on 2018-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Making a Raspberry Pi inventory, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks Dave. I have a half dozen Pi's myself. This script will go directly into my script toolbox. Your mind is a treasure trove. Please keep digging!


clacke says: typo

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

"Larger than I thought*"


MrX says: re great infos

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2418 which was released on 2017-11-08 by MrX entitled What's in my ham shack, part 2, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Klaatu, many thanks for the kind words, glad you found it enjoyable and sorry for taking so long to reply, I only just noticed the comment I really should check for comments more often.


Ken Fallon says: Meta

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2492 which was released on 2018-02-20 by MPardo entitled An Evening Subway Ride, from a series on Sound Scapes

Sitting in a train, listening to a podcast of someone in a train.


Clinton Roy says: Wow

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2495 which was released on 2018-02-23 by Xoke entitled 10 Years of Xoke

Congratulations! That is a milestone I can work towards.


Hipstre says: Entertained!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2493 which was released on 2018-02-21 by Dave Morriss entitled YouTube Subscriptions - update

I can't wait to look into these youtube pages. So many interesting subjects. Thanks!



RWA says: hpr2492 :: An Evening Subway Ride

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2492 which was released on 2018-02-20 by MPardo entitled An Evening Subway Ride, from a series on Sound Scapes

I recently moved to Atlanta, GA USA and it had been years since I used the local subway. Here they call it MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. It is a combination of subways and buses. This past weekend I decided to give MARTA a try. The Toronto subway sounds just like the Atlanta subway and no I didn't fall asleep. I rode the subway for three hours and only saw one person asleep.


Windigo says: Also distractable

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2477 which was released on 2018-01-30 by dodddummy entitled Reading Audio Books While Distracted

Thanks for the tip! I am also very distract-able, and find myself rewinding HPR episodes constantly to catch what I just missed. I tried looping an episode (this one, in fact) and saw a real difference in what I remembered.

I was curious about the roosters, but didn't mind them too much. Perhaps just list them as a co-host next time? ;)


Windigo says: Welcome

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2488 which was released on 2018-02-14 by Aaressaar entitled Psychology of Love

Quite a topic for a first episode!

I enjoyed it, and look forward to your next submission. :)


Clinton Roy says: Swapping in..

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2492 which was released on 2018-02-20 by MPardo entitled An Evening Subway Ride, from a series on Sound Scapes

It's been many a year since I was in Canada: are these the rubber wheeled ones?


Clinton Roy says: Thank you to the admins

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2482 which was released on 2018-02-06 by Clinton Roy entitled lca2018: Katie McLaughlin

I would just like to publicly say thank you to the admins to fixed my mistake, in a way that will force them to read it aloud ;)


Ken Fallon says: Bin there done that. (Deliberate typo Dave)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2489 which was released on 2018-02-15 by lostnbronx entitled CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

1. Yes you describe why I hate forums.
2. Why did you not record a show describing the peoblem? I know several hosts that have ffmpeg foo. We have the exact same needs for hpr itself


Clinton Roy says: How on earth did I do that? :(

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2482 which was released on 2018-02-06 by Clinton Roy entitled lca2018: Katie McLaughlin

I've somehow managed to upload both interviews in the one show :(

I haven't even edited the second interview yet.


lostnbronx says: Excellent Episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2478 which was released on 2018-01-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled City Of Masks - HPR_AudioBookClub, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I really enjoyed this installment of the Audiobook Club. It was great hearing from the author, who was thoughtful and articulate, explaining what sounded like complex concepts and making them clear. I'm really excited to listen to this book, spoilers notwithstanding.

Great job, guys!


dodddummy says: Chickens

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2477 which was released on 2018-01-30 by dodddummy entitled Reading Audio Books While Distracted

I meant to remove the roosters but forgot. In the Philippines and there are roosters everywhere.


hammerron says: a second Star Trek reference

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2478 which was released on 2018-01-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled City Of Masks - HPR_AudioBookClub, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

As soon as you said Star Trek, it made me think of TNG season 7, an episode called Masks . In that episode both Data and Picard wore masks and had altered roles.


timttmy says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2465 which was released on 2018-01-12 by operat0r entitled TronScript where have you been all my life!

Just wanted to say thanks to operat0r for bringing tron-script to my attention. I hate maintaining the windows boxes at work (5 windows boxes and 7 linux boxes). I have run tron-script on 3 of the machines so far and they are running a LOT quicker now including one of the win7 machines which got stuck installing updates a while back and even after hours of searching for a solution to the problem, nothing. Tron-script has resolved the issue and the machine is now up to date :)
It looks like tron-script has been around for quite some time and has remained under my radar. So thanks again for the episode and bringing it to my attention.
I wonder what other tools HPR listeners use that I or others have not heard of?


Ahuka says: I did cover it

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2470 which was released on 2018-01-19 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017, from a series on Health and Healthcare

The repeal of the Individual Mandate was covered in this last episode, I believe.


dodddummy says: Time to update for the elimination of the individual mandate?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2470 which was released on 2018-01-19 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Does the removal of the individual mandate justify an update?


dodddummy says: Correction

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2477 which was released on 2018-01-30 by dodddummy entitled Reading Audio Books While Distracted

I meant to say that when I'm walking around I prefer to listen sped up not normal speed.


Frank says: This Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2475 which was released on 2018-01-26 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground -- Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll, from a series on Information Underground

Excellent discussion.

One fact I would contribute is that women throughout most of history have been treated as property. Much of what you all said about the status of women before prohibition was reflective of this. I'm old and I can remember when, in the USA, a woman could not get a loan, a mortgage, or a credit card without a male cosigner, if she could get one at all.

And, as we can see from current history, many men still view women as property, indeed, as playthings.

In addition, as a lifelong reader of Playboy (and at the risk of starting something), I must, with some trepidation, question how Playboy pictures can be conflated with pornography, unless the conflator believes that nudity is inherently pornographic, a position I do not share. I would argue that said person, at the least, has never seen a copy of Hustler. nor an image of the Venus de Milo.

Why for that matter, do you think the great masters of painting have painted so many nudes? I guarantee--as Justin Wilson used to say--it wasn't solely because of an abstract appreciation of color and form.

Once more, an excellent discussion.


Windigo says: Thanks for the update!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2470 which was released on 2018-01-19 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I've enjoyed every episode of this series, and find your explanations of the concepts behind these policies invaluable.

With so much rhetoric and propaganda surrounding the healthcare debate, a factual explanation is just what I needed to hear.

Thank you so much!


dodddummy says: They won't sell.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2474 which was released on 2018-01-25 by TheDUDE entitled Open Source Gaming #3 The Atari Jaguar

How did I miss this from Hasbro Interactive? Cool.

As for making a new console which will play the old cartridges, I don't think that would be economically feasible and doubt many would buy them. In my experience people who want to play on real hardware, want the actual hardware.

Perhaps this will change as more and more old systems die out. In the case of the 2600, while I lost countless hours of my youth to it, there are only a handful of 2600 games worth playing.

I don't see any major player creating such a system. Perhaps a small, expensive runs, which would make most people use emulators on machines they already have.


Ron P says: Excellent! Encore!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5

Loved listening to this series. As someone who wishes they had more free time to get into Pathfinder/D&D/etc. (picked up the Pathfinder Beginners Box, but currently it's collecting dust bunnies) I hope this idea/series continues!



Draco Metallium says: Great show!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5

Do you plan to continue recording more of these? I hope so!


Sundar says: Useful tool for streamlining screencapture

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2466 which was released on 2018-01-15 by Xoke entitled ShareX is awesome

This sounds like one those long-tail tools that you never knew how much you needed, until you came across them. I have a few like that (and that's one of the topics I have in my 'one day when I make a HPR recording' ideas), ShareX might go in that list if it works on my potato of a laptop.

(But making an informative, quality podcast episode doesn't excuse your proud mispronunciation of 'gif', Xoke. Please repent by sharing ten gifs of adorable kittens/puppies online.)


Ahuka says: At long last!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2462 which was released on 2018-01-09 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled AudioBookClub-14-Triplanetary-(First-in-the-Lensman-Series), from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I am a fanatic about the Lensman series. In fact, my e-mail address comes from that series.


Klaatu says: @busybusy

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2422 which was released on 2017-11-14 by klaatu entitled Kickstarter Post Mortem, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Yes, maybe I should have provided an easy-to-download temporary version of the game, plus the full rules. Thanks for the idea. If I try again, maybe that's something I'll try.


Klaatu says: @jimzat

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2461 which was released on 2018-01-08 by klaatu entitled Gitolite, from a series on Version Control

Qapla'!


Klaatu says: Another brilliant episode.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

The last time I heard an audio performance this good was at the Yes concert in Denver. Sadly, the band couldn't make it but the opening act was pretty great.


jimzat says: gitolite and HPR2446

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2461 which was released on 2018-01-08 by klaatu entitled Gitolite, from a series on Version Control

Thank you for these two episodes (2446 & 2461)!

I have been using git at work for over 5-1/2 years on two desktops and one laptop (1 Windows XP and 2 Linux) using ssh keys that I have manually put in place on the various machines.

I currently have over 60 unique repositories of which some are customer configuration specific and some are globally common.

At this point in time, I need to allow access for other developers to "my" repos. It took me around a day to implement the method explained in episode 2446 and less than a couple of hours to replace that with using gitolite! Managing the keys and wildcard repos within gitolite is so much easier than the manual requirements of the method from episode 2446.


folky says: Orgzly

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2449 which was released on 2017-12-21 by Brian in Ohio entitled Org-mode mobile solution

I also had problems with MobileOrg, but found another solution. I have an owncloud instance where my orgmode directory is mirrored. On the android device I have installed the owncloud client-app and orgzly. Orgzly is syncing to the local owncloud org directory and the owncloud client is then syncing with the server. It sound harder than it is in RL.


Klaatu says: Re: yum whatprovides?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2435 which was released on 2017-12-01 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 102

I somehow missed this comment until the monthly show read it aloud.

Agreed, Frank. yum (and dnf, now) really is a great interface to packages. I have found zypper in openSUSE to be pretty neat, too.


Rutiger of the Alien Brothers Podcast says: Hi Brian from Ohio

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

-r

Hi Brian -

Thanks for your feedback!

As far as I know, we’re not being or striving to be anything funnier or smarter or longer or Kickstarter-supported than being the Alien Brothers Podcast hosted on Hacker Public Radio, at their consider help, support and bandwidth/space largess.

Our over-used phrased is this is the Alien Brothers Podcast, and not some other one.

If we’re “terrible”, we invite a lucid critique because, I mean, we already know we’re terrible. It’s the Alien Brothers Podcast. I can only assume by your use of that single word you mean “tremendous” as in “Oz the Great and Terrible”.

Casper and I have had conversations acknowledging our segments are too long.

Keep coming back! -r
[1] although I believe length is important is certain contexts, but I know Casper and I are conscious of the fact our submissions are almost certainly too long


Ken Fallon says: HPR has no length restriction

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

From the about page "There is no restriction on how long the show can be.."

We have had 71 shows longer than one with the longest running 02:36:58.


Brian in Ohio says: alien brothers podcast

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

Ok I gave it a try and listened to the complete 3rd episode of alien brothers and I think this series of podcasts is terrible. If these guys are trying to be funny, they aren't. If they are trying to be smart, they are not. If this is a kick starter like attempt to gage the market for a podcast i think that's a poor use of hacker public radio. Please put these shows in the emergency queue so when we start hearing them we'll know the end is near.



Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this Joey

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2459 which was released on 2018-01-04 by Joey Hess entitled free software's long tail

I was surprised and very happy that my episode about pdmenu resulted in you becoming an HPR contributor. I hope you feel motivated to contribute more!

It was a great episode. Also, as a Perl enthusiast I'm delighted to hear that's where pdmenu originated :-)


dodddummy says: My new favorite episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2459 which was released on 2018-01-04 by Joey Hess entitled free software's long tail

If this episode doesn't warm your heart, you don't have one.


Dave Morriss says: Learning to solder at school

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I just realised I still have a little metal scoop I made at school. It was made from what I think is tin plated sheet steel bent in a box bender with tabs that had to be soldered. Getting those tabs properly aligned and soldered was a challenge and there are some *wide* gaps where the solder just didn't bridge them.

It wasn't a show-stopper, because I remember learning to braze some tools for the fireplace later and making tyre levers at the forge. Fun times :-)


ClaudioM says: Fantastic "Audio Drama" version of i0!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5

A wonderful conclusion to this excellent series of RPG episodes! Looking forward to more of these. Kudos to all involved, including those who contributed the sound effects provided by Klaatu.

Klaatu: the moral of this story is that you can never please Ken Fallon. :-p


Casper says: Delivery and Content

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2454 which was released on 2017-12-28 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E02 - Strictly Hacking

Thank you for the feedback.

We are committed to doing better work in the years ahead. We do not want to hijack the community, only provide content and contribute to the community to keep it moving along.

We are working to cross-collaborate with other members of the HPR community to better tune our delivery.


Frank says: SSH

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2435 which was released on 2017-12-01 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 102

This is the best description of ssh public/private keys that I have encountered.


dodddummy says: One more use case and a generalization

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

At about the same time I created this episode, I got a monitor from AOC. You can access the settings menu via 3 physical buttons on the from of the right bezel. The problem is they are those buttons you can't really feel. There are labels on them but those labels are hard to feel, too.

This resulted in numerous failed attempts to make needed adjustments. Frustrated me enough I've used one monitor for the past couple of weeks.

Today I finally got around to solve this problem. At first I put the monitor on it's back so I could get a good look see. With good lighting I was able to see the buttons clearly and make the necessary adjustments and have dual monitors again. Hooray!

In on of the most epic DUH! moments, I thought ot this episode and added landmarks to those buttons. So far so good.

Generalization:
If you have something that would benefit from tactile landmarks, superglue might be the answer.


Frank says: U. S. College Course Numbering

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Regarding "101," 102," etc.

It is common, but by no means universal that U. S. colleges use this means of numbering courses. Generally, 100 refers to Freshman (first year) courses; 200 to Sophomore (second-year) level courses, up to 400 and above for advanced or graduate-level courses. Generally, the more advanced the course, the more narrow and in-depth its focus.

"101" is usually a basic intro course, "102" the next intro course, and so on. A first semester U. S. History course would be History 101 (say, colonization to Civil War); the following second semester course would be History 102 (say, Civil War to Present). (As an aside, judging by what's happening domestically in my country, I have concluded that those courses are no longer taught, but that's another matter). History 412, just to pick a random topic, might be an exhaustive dive into the Early Federal period (roughly 1790-1832).

Again, this is not a universal system, jut a very common, perhaps the most common system.

I do not know the origins of this system.

Here's a more detailed article from Cal State--Northridge: https://catalog.csun.edu/policies/course-numbering-system/


Mike Ray says: Soldering

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I also learned to solder at school with the thing we're talking about thrust into the heap of clinkers heated with a gas torch.

The first thing the metal work teacher got us to make was a tin-plate tray. This involved cutting a V out of each corner of a square of tin-plate, folding it up slightly and running solder into the mating of the edges to make the tray.

Unfortunately, I never managed to cut the Vs accurately, and ended up trying to solder across a gap after bemnding the cut outs back and forth to break them.

After about six months the other kids were making hasps and staples, or paint scrapers, milling stuff on the milling machine, and I was still trying to get solder to bridge a one millimetre gap :-)


Dave Morriss says: Soldering Iron

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Mike,

I bought myself the solder station Ken was mentioning having seen it on Big Clive's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtM5z2gkrGRuWd0JQMx76qA). I recommended it to Ken and he also bought one.

The link I sent him was: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Electronic-Soldering-Station-Temperature/dp/B00KBPN1ZU

I also bought a few extra handles and a load of spare tips, which I found on eBay. I can send you eBay links by email if you want, but they may not be current any more.

Thinking of the big lump of copper on the end of a rod, that's what I learnt to solder with at school. We used a gas heating unit, so we'd advanced a bit from the hot coals :-)


Mike Ray says: Soldering Iron

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

My ears pricked up when Ken was extolling the virtues of a 25 dollar temperature controlled soldering iron. Somehow I have missed that recommendation, if it was ever aired.

What is the make and model of the iron?

I hear a loud cry of 'why does a blind man want a soldering iron?' from the land of clogs and windmills...

I do solder occasionally, especially things like PL259 coax plugs, and even components into vero board. But more recently I have decided my fingertips are too valuable to me for me to risk them, and anyway the plastic surgery bills were eroding my beer fund.

But, I regularly take stuff to the local Linux User Group, where my good friend Tony Wood, AKA 'soldering slave' solders stuff for me under my guidance.

Unfortunately Tony's soldering iron is only one step short of being a big lump of copper on the end of a steel rod which he plunges into hot coals before bringing it to bear on the legs of a surface mount AVR micro-controller.

I have been thinking of getting a temp controlled iron I can stuff in my rucksack and lug to the LUG (see what I did there?)


Mike Ray says: Work load

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:38Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I sort of drifted off a bit during the talk about how to embed show notes and other stuff in video, so I may be a bit off track here.

But I caught sentences that included talk of oscilloscope traces of the frequency distribution of the host and other stuff, like the HPR logo etc.

This made me think of a mantra I have always used in my professional life, and that is, don't promise to, or start to, provide something periodically on a regular basis that you are likely to regret.

I don't know about how other people consume HPR, but I typically do it in bed with my iPhone. Typically, if the show contains stuff I need to look at, like Dave's shows about bash, I will go to the site the next day and copy and paste stuff from Dave's notes into a markdown file which I then file away on my RAID system.

Some shows I delete just given the subject without even listening, typically anything which looks like a 'how I make coffee' or 'how I make a glass of water'. Other shows I listen to right through without any hesitation because of the reputation, in my own mind, of the quality of the hosts past shows.

But, on to my point...I would not recommend you make a rod for your own back by promising stuff like video embedded show notes, oscilloscope traces or any other stuff that is incresing your work load further than before.

Maybe I'm biased here by the fact that video is pointless for me because I can't see. And I have to admit to being scared that the next step will be to ONLY have the show notes embedded in a video, and then I'm sorry but I will have to shoot you.


Dave Morriss says: Added forgotten link

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5

Hi Klaatu,

I forgot to tell you that I added the link you mentioned to the notes. I also updated the show notes on archive.org to include them.

For future reference you can let us know about any changes you need to be made to the notes by email to admin at hackerpublicradio.org. Since we don't propagate comments to archive.org (well, not yet anyway) changing the notes and propagating those gets any changes to the wider audience.


busybusy says: A Different Time

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2417 which was released on 2017-11-07 by JWP entitled Transmeta Crusoe - Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient) - Trouble Shooting and Debian 9 Install

You brought back a lot of old memories when you mentioned Transmeta. I thought it was a unique potential game changer in the CPU market but it no push to be able to really break into the monolithic market forces of the time. Bummer!

Thanks for sharing your find, the story, and that it still works!! ;)


busybusy says: Kickstarter Revisited

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2422 which was released on 2017-11-14 by klaatu entitled Kickstarter Post Mortem, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I noticed that you mentioned that you are not a sales man and described a person you knew that was great a creating hype about a produce which may go against your personality. But I would say that to get best results from other people's stories about any Kickstarter like service, is to to have a prototype ready to go. It shows that you have something besides an idea and some direction which is why you need the money to bring it into production. I don't like selling either but if you believe in the game idea, had a prototype (rules, card layouts, etc.), then the IDEA will sell itself. People will see value in the what you are trying to achieve thus you are not selling anything but creating something people WANT to bring to fruition because it intrigues them as much as you.

I just wanted bring another perspective.
"Ideas sell themselves because people see value in it."


Dave Morriss says: Re: BASH_REMATCH

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

Great suggestion.

On my list of future Bash topics I have Regular Expressions, quite near the top. That episode would include BASH_REMATCH of course.

I have mentioned one or two of the other Bash variables in passing such as FUNCNAME , but there are many more.

Thanks for the feedback.

By the way, with our new comment system we strip HTML but take measures to try to ensure all other ASCII characters pass through unhindered. So dollar signs ($) shouldn't be a problem.


Mike Ray says: BASH_REMATCH

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

How about some shows about the various built-in variables? I have made use of BASH_REMATCH (dollar sign excluded because I assume it might break something), but I assume there are more I have missed.



Trucker Rich says: Delivery and Content

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2454 which was released on 2017-12-28 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E02 - Strictly Hacking

The two of you came across as arrogant and I feel like you tried to hijack the HPR audience. I am not "your listener". I am a regular listener of HPR and it is pretty apparent that neither of you have listened for any length of time. If you had then you would have heard klaatu a hundred times or more. You would understand what is meant by "open source" and "free software" for this community. You would have realized that most of the hosts are just as "f****** smart" or smarter than you claim to be.
That being said, I did appreciate some of the topics that you touched upon. You could do a whole show on the Bally Astrocade instead of a just a brief diversion. The Huawei background and info could be another show.
Anyway, thanks for contributing.


Klaatu says: shownotes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2447 which was released on 2017-12-19 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 104 OpenVPN Server

I do intend to write some notes on this topic. I have no useful links; this episode exists because I can't find a howto online that's any good; they all presume the reader is familiar with how a certificate infrastructure works, or they assume the reader knows all about network routing, and so on. So for now, the audio version of the shownotes are embedded in the ogg file. Eventually, I'll write something up. Ideally, I'll write down the entire server series!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Ron

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2438 which was released on 2017-12-06 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 8, from a series on Learning Awk

I'm glad you found something of interest in the episode.

This is really a Unix thing. The echo command writes to STDOUT by default, and Awk reads from STDIN unless you tell it otherwise, so joining the two like that in a pipeline (as it's called) achieves a useful result very simply.


Ron Strelecki says: AWK part 8

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2438 which was released on 2017-12-06 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 8, from a series on Learning Awk

It is strange what people pick up on in a tutorial. For instance, I'd never run a program using: echo nn | ./program.awk ... It's a very handy little construction. I even popped the divisor program into my bin and named it "isprime" so I can just ask "echo 913 | isprime"? and get an answer.

It's often the little off the cuff details that catch attention. Thanks!


Ken Fallon says: Details

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2447 which was released on 2017-12-19 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 104 OpenVPN Server

Do you have links or other notes ?


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Mike

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad these are turning out to be useful.

I have always been fascinated by what I guess can be called 'command languages'. I have worked with the GEORGE operating system that had a fairly basic one, and VMS, which which had DCL (Digital Command Language), which grew to be fairly sophisticated during my time using it. However, in comparison, I find Bash to be considerably more sophisticated. Still not a true language with features like those you describe, but nevertheless worth working with I think.

It's this that motivates me to describe what can be done with Bash, and I amuse myself trying to do things that stretch my imagination a bit :-)

Dave


Mike Ray says: Bash shows

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

Keep it coming Dave.

I do a lot of bash programming, mostly because I work on the assumption that if I need to type the same complex command-line more than twice it should be a script, to cut down on typing, trying to remember stuff, and to cut down on errors.

I don't enjoy bash programming very much. Mostly because I hate not being able to use normal language constructs like:

result = function(argumments)

So the more tips and ideas from anybody else who faces the same questions the better


Tony Hughes says: Reply to Shawn

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2442 which was released on 2017-12-12 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled The sound of Woodbrook Quaker Study centre in the Spring, from a series on Sound Scapes

Thanks for the comment, I'm glad you found it helpful in your studying. Linux Books can be quite dry and daunting with all the unfamiliar language when your first starting but worth persevering with.

You don’t need any special skills to record a show, just a digital audio recorder or PC, Phone, Tablet etc, and the ability to send that audio file to HPR via the net. All the rest can be taken care of by the wonderful team of volunteers who do such a great job with little recognition.

As Ken and Dave often say, you now owe us a show, LoL.


Ken Fallon says: All set but ....

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Got the kit but it has surface mount components - PANIC.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Shawn

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

I'm glad you found it interesting, and hope this series proves to be useful to you. I plan to do more shows on Bash functions and Bash features in general in the future.

Dave


STLShawn says: Peaceful

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2442 which was released on 2017-12-12 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled The sound of Woodbrook Quaker Study centre in the Spring, from a series on Sound Scapes

I ha e a habit of studying in a back room of my house with only the hum of a fan or some music in the background. I enjoyed putting this on and looping it while trying to trudge through a very dry book on learning Linux.

That reminds me, I should do an episode on more mature adults seeking their first degree. Maybe. I don’t know. I’ve never done anything like an audio recording,,,, but I had never attended a community college before last year either.


STLShawn says: Would love dog training

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2452 which was released on 2017-12-26 by David Whitman entitled Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project

I would love a show on retriever training! That would be so interesting. I think diversity is needed a bit. I mean, people are submitting great and wonderful tech, gaming, and discussion shows, but some rather odd the wall stuff would be wonderful.


STLShawn says: Fascinating

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

I have worked with DOS and windows for twenty five years now. My only nix experience was with phone systems and hotel systems with which I administered through step by step procedures. I am now starting to learn a bit more command line Linux as I have started playing with raspberry pi computers and switched a couple of laptops to Xubuntu and Mint XFCE.
As you probably guessed, a lot of the show went over my head, but it is fascinating to hear the possibilities for automation that are available if I could learn more of Bash commands. This series has been very helpful to me in developing a desire to learn more and find things that I could try to automate.
Thank you very much for your hard work.
Shawn


Ken Fallon says: Wasting shows

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5

You could have split this into two shows !


Ken Fallon says: retriever dog training

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2452 which was released on 2017-12-26 by David Whitman entitled Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project

Seriously ?

"I don't think anyone on HPR would be interested in retriever dog training - I guess we won't be doing a show about that ?"

Words fail me.

Ken.

Happy Birthday !!


Ron Strelecki says: GNU Awk, part four

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

I think if you put what you suggested in the notes (that inside a print statement, Awk interprets a comma as OFS) that would be perfect! When learning any language, context variation is a consistent bugaboo. Wait, why does a semi-colon mean one thing here, and something else entirely there? So doing it deliberately, and then pointing it out is definitely beneficial, and points out the internal workings of the language.


rtsn says: good stuff

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Just wanted to say thanks for this, I really enjoyed the episode and some of the music. I find it kind of hard to find new music so this was pretty great!


Jon KUlp says: Insomnia

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Whew, thanks, Bill! I still have trouble sleeping but at least it's not b/c of that motherboard. ;)


Frank says: Well Done

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2445 which was released on 2017-12-15 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Backwards Capitalism

A fascinating and timely discussion.


b-yeezi says: Need to give this a try

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2443 which was released on 2017-12-13 by Dave Morriss entitled pdmenu

Great show, as always. I have a few command line access and programs I've written using yad that would be great to group together in a menu. I'll check out pdmenu for this. Thanks.


NYbill says: Its alive!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Well, its been a long time. But, I thought I'd just pop in here to give a little closure. The motherboard sat on a shelf here for months. I realized I probably would never use it.

So, I brought the motherboard/CPU to our LUG and gave it to a buddy, Rusty1.

Today I get this message:

https://imgur.com/PXHmClW

So there you go, the cap repair worked! Jon can stop staying up nights wondering. ;)


Ken Fallon says: Re: Audio

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

Hi ZZ,

I had a listen to this show again, and the content came through loud and clear. Sure there were some artifacts in this show, but if you listen to other shows from b-yeezi, you'll see that this is not typical of his setup.

We all have a "bad audio day" but I would prefer to get shows that are imperfect, over not getting perfect shows. "Our golden rule is Any audio is better than no audio."

Thanks for listening, and taking the time to comment. We are always interested in hearing from our listeners. Perhaps you could do a show and tell us your tech story, or any other story you like "as long as it's of interest to hackers".

Ken.


x1101 says: Moving follow up to comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2441 which was released on 2017-12-11 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 103

Klaatu, I'm moving my comments to the comment thread, so other people can see/respond as well.

Thank you for your continued efforts in demystifying our mystic arts. I feel like this set will be a good resource for on boarding folks interested in going from "I use Linux" to "I manage Linux Servers".


ZZ says: GNU Awk part 5

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

PLEASE do something about your sound quality. It is just painful to listen to constant pops, clicks, squeaks, booms... etc...


cobra2 says: coffee

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2440 which was released on 2017-12-08 by cobra2 entitled How to save bad beans or the French press, from a series on Coffee

Enjoy that cup! I, myself, am steeping some coffee as I write this on a tiny screen mere feet away from a real keyboard...

I've found over the years that once you move to a French press, its really hard to go back to a drip coffee maker. I never had the stomach for 'diner' coffee. And in all fairness, I never appreciated coffee until leaving the deep south for the great white north. Mostly due to EVERYTHING being bad coffee.


Klaatu says: coffee

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2440 which was released on 2017-12-08 by cobra2 entitled How to save bad beans or the French press, from a series on Coffee

I have to admit, most coffee I come across here in NZ is so amazingly good that there's a part of me that misses the really bad coffee of me youth: drip coffee that's been sitting on the burner for 2 hours, or the percolated coffee that's steeped in itself for 45 minutes, the bad petrol station coffee that you have to dump all kinds of flavour into so you can manage to drink it.

The plunger does make a big difference, though. I

For the record, I do *not* use a plastic plunger. I found a nice all-metal one, and it's super durable and really good.

Off to go make some coffee.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Ron

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

Thanks for the comment.

When I wrote this example it never occurred to me that it could be confusing, but now you point it out, yes it is. I think I was keen to show that -F on the command line is the variable FS in the script, and having just shown an example of -F "," just continued to use it!

I was also keen to make it clear that the comma in a print statement is where Awk puts the contents of OFS, so I guess I lost sight of the example a little in my enthusiasm :-)

I will consider modifying these notes in the light of your suggestion.


Ron Strelecki says: GNU AWK, part four

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

Love the episode, and the series.

I think that in your hello world example that demonstrates the FS built-in variable, the character used should not be a comma, but rather something distinct like a pipe (or some other character that does not have a different context in language). I understand that typically FS will be switched to a comma, if anything, but as the print statement uses a comma for a different function, it can be confusing.

$ awk -F "," 'BEGIN{print "FS is",FS}'
FS is ,

$ awk -F "|" 'BEGIN{print "FS is",FS}'
FS is |


Klaatu says: Free guide

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Jrullo, I'm not sure which free guide we were talking about, but there are two that come to mind:

1. A voucher for a free copy of Pathfinder rules, which I was offering as a special HPR promotion. As of this writing, I've given them all out, so the giveaway is over! All is not lost, however...

2. Pathfinder is published under the Open Gaming License, so the rules are online for free. The official reference document for Pathfinder is here:

http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/

There's another one, which has a different interface and integrates more third party stuff, here:

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/

Note:
If anyone reading this comment is brand new to RPG, though, I do highly recommend a Beginner set for either D&D or Pathfinder, because the beginner sets make character creation really easy, and they use a reduced set of rules, and just generally help you ease in. You should be able to find a beginner box at your local game store or at an online book seller. It's worth it, I promise.


jrullo says: Is there a link for the free guide you mentioned.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I was listening to the show and you talked about a free guide. I was expecting a link in the notes. Where would I find that, it sounds useful.


0xf10e says: yum whatprovides?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2435 which was released on 2017-12-01 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 102

Hi Klaatu,

what's more bothersome about `sudo yum whatprovides *bin/semanage` than searching for all the SELinux packages and installing them to maybe get the right tool installed?
That's a feature a _really_ like about yum. And no need to jump through hoops like installing `apt-file` and updating its database necessary.


Ken Fallon says: Ignore him

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Keep sending in loads of shows !


Ken Fallon says: Noooooooo

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

What the bananas ???

Not again with the 'let's stop there'

This is hpr "there is no limit on how long a show can be ..."



Gumnos says: Netbooks and lightweight OSes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2420 which was released on 2017-11-10 by Beeza entitled Netbooks - Keeping an old friend alive

I've got a couple netbooks and have found that the BSDs (particularly OpenBSD, but also FreeBSD & NetBSD) run quite nicely on them. I also run Debian Stable on one and it's a pretty uneventful experience.


Zen_Floater2 says: Benevolent Dictator of the Magical Forrest

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2431 which was released on 2017-11-27 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Local Control, from a series on Information Underground

I was amused at the Debian comment about not being transparent.
I will accept that. I don't use Debian anymore since Crunch Bang has ended but,,,,
Debian is a community run distro. So is FreeBSD. So is NetBSD.
So is Gentoo. So is Void Linux and Arch Linux.
But of the non-transparent distributions such as OpenBSD which is run by a Benevolent Dictator known as Theo,,, OR Slackware which is run by the Benevolent Dictator known as Patrick,,,,, they too make really solid distro's which a great many people love.
But as an aged old man, it does make me smile at the comments of our FOSS Youth who, complain they simply don't like non-transparent governments yet, they stand by their monarch derived OS's. Not that I'm complaining that your human....


Tony Hughes says: Reply to RWA re App performance

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2432 which was released on 2017-11-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Living with the Nokia 6 โ€“ an update to HPR 2405, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I've been using the phone now for over 2 months and the performance is better than the old Oneplus1 all the apps I use are snappy and responsive with no lag that I can detect. I can't compare to any other phone as I've not used anything else during this time, and I am not a mobile gamer (or any type off, for fact) so can not say what game performance is like on the phone but I think it stands up to most mid range devices well. If it hadn't been for the 4G issue I would probably have stuck with the Oneplus1 and just flashed it and saved myself the £200m but I'm happy and my wife will get an upgrade to her Nexus 4 at some stage.


RWA says: Nokia 6 Update

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2432 which was released on 2017-11-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Living with the Nokia 6 โ€“ an update to HPR 2405, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I was wondering how the Snapdragon 430 processor it is doing with the apps you run. The Nokia 6 interested me when it first appeared but I had concerns about the 430 processor. Everything else was a major plus for me - screen size, fingerprint scanner, NFC & metal build.

Any comments, especially compared to other mid-tier phones like the Moto G5S Plus.


Frank says: Best title ever!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2433 which was released on 2017-11-29 by Ken Fallon entitled You were right, I was wrong

See above


Dave Morriss says: Cheers Tony

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2432 which was released on 2017-11-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Living with the Nokia 6 โ€“ an update to HPR 2405, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Thanks for the clarification. I'm also on giffgaff but wasn't aware of the 4G issue and the OnePlus 1. I scarcely use my phone and am currently using a fraction of the data I pay for each month, so I don't see this being a problem!



silver says: Alternate web server.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

Nginx is a great alternative to apache web server.


cobra2 says: shownotes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr406 which was released on 2009-07-21 by klaatu entitled Moonshine, from a series on Interviews

the reference to unixporn[dot]com needs to be updated to unixporn[dot]pro.

We have lost the original domain and it now links to NSFW content.


Zen_Floater2 says: OpenBSD user

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2427 which was released on 2017-11-21 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 101

I've been running servers since before you were born,,, 1975.
And I am enjoying this series. It's good to have a series on these taboo things you know...


0xf10e says: Solaris?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2427 which was released on 2017-11-21 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 101

Nice start, Klaatu! I'll make sure to point
junior sysadmins to this series!

So was the third option, which isn't really around anymore, Solaris? ^^
Because the OpenSolaris fork illumos is in fact, 6 years after Bryan Cantrill's "Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos" USENIX talk[0], still around. It's the base for distributions like Joyent's SmartOS and the database appliance Delphix ;)
And upstream for OpenZFS, too!

[0]: https://youtu.be/-zRN7XLCRhc


Shane Shennan says: Thanks! I made a connection!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2427 which was released on 2017-11-21 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 101

This is so silly, but I had not recently realized the aptness of the terms server and client. You explained so clearly that a server computer serves a _client_ computer. Thank you!


Klaatu says: Re: This was really interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2425 which was released on 2017-11-17 by klaatu entitled Intro to XSL

Glad you enjoyed in! I just can't wait for your LaTeX episode!


lostnbronx says: It Must Be Me

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2423 which was released on 2017-11-15 by TheDUDE entitled Open Source Gaming #2: Oolite

I must only be running junkers. I've never owned a machine that could play games like this. I'd like to try it someday, when I join the 21st Century gaming world.


Dave Morriss says: This was really interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2425 which was released on 2017-11-17 by klaatu entitled Intro to XSL

I enjoyed this a lot. It was very clearly explained and the example was helpful.

I tried to understand XSL back in 2012 when writing Bash scripts to let me download music from Magnatune. They held their catalogue in XML at that time (now it's in a SQLite database) and I used xsltproc and XSL to extract stuff. I didn't find any very clear explanations of what could be done in XSL at that time, though I winged it by copying examples and using trial and error.

Your links seem to fill in many of the gaps in my understanding, so thanks for them too.

Dave


ClaudioM says: Wonderful Intro to RPGs!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2424 which was released on 2017-11-16 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Play, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Loved listening to this episode! My sons and I want to start playing a tabletop RPG like D&D but we weren't sure of how the game play would be like (my eldest and I have our characters created already which was fun to develop so that gives us a head start). Since I've never played anything like this but have always had an interest, I had no idea how it would play on. Even though the type of RPG was different in this episode (yet enjoyable enough for me to want to try Interface Zero as well), it made everything much clearer. This felt almost like playing a text adventure game on the computer (even though it *is* exactly that minus the computer). Lots of fun to listen to as a spectator as well! Thanks for the episode and I look forward to more like this.


lostnbronx says: Popular Kids

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2421 which was released on 2017-11-13 by lostnbronx entitled Project Interest

Merit will always be secondary to charisma when it comes to the success of projects and individuals. Routinely, people in professional environments that have no business being where they are, and who can't even do their jobs correctly, continue to move upward.

It's the nature of attraction. The cult of personality, when the media is involved -- and media is involved in everyone's lives now, to some extent.

I don't think there's a solution, except to seduce or blackmail the popular kids over to your side.


Klaatu says: great infos

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2418 which was released on 2017-11-08 by MrX entitled What's in my ham shack, part 2, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

This is exactly the kind of nuts-and-bolts information I've been looking for in a HAM-related episode. Thanks!


Klaatu says: shows like these

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2419 which was released on 2017-11-09 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled Alien Brothers Podcast S1E01 - Introduction

It's episodes like this one that make me want to quit podcasting, because I'll never reach this level of greatness. It's so disjointed and natural that you think it couldn't possibly have been planned, but it's so coherent and persistent that there's no way it couldn't have been scripted.

The characters in it have mysterious backstories ("you saved my life, Casper"), they cut to empty commercial breaks, they come up with the name for the series in the episode itself, they talk about how they'll talk about movies but then barely talk about movies, they talk about video games but can't decide on how to categorize them, the hosts barely even know one another's handles. AND YET THEY PULL THROUGH. It's gripping and triumphant.

This is some amazing avant garde audio. Well done, Alien Brothers. Well done.


Klaatu says: attention

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2421 which was released on 2017-11-13 by lostnbronx entitled Project Interest

There are two types of people in the world: those who are attention-getters, and those who are not.

The right combination of an obnoxious, over-excited, supremely-networked attention-getter plus [any given project] results in *zeitgeist*. Whether that zeitgeist is justified does not enter the equation.

Zeitgeist procreates; the more people stricken with it, the more it builds in volume and size. The more it grows, the more people get stricken by it.

What I'm saying is that you need a Popular Kid to champion your cause.

The problem is, you hate popular kids, and popular kids probably don't know you exist.

(And by "you", I mean "me")


Klaatu says: cool discoveries

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2423 which was released on 2017-11-15 by TheDUDE entitled Open Source Gaming #2: Oolite

After a while, one begins to think one has heard of all the open source games out there, but obviously that's silly. Still, one runs out of places to look for new games -- until someone like you bring them to light. So thanks!


dodddummy says: ctrl vs fn keys

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

In the #oggcasplanet IRC channel in freenode, Klaatu mentioned a use for this that more people might have. I had it myself and didn't consider using this.

That use is to distinguish between the left ctrl and fn keys on laptops. For example ctrl is usually in the bottom left most position on HP laptops, whereas those two keys are reversed on Lenovos.

I've used this method to mark the ctrl on both. For what it's worth, I decided to use 3 dots of super glue in a horizontal line on the key because sometimes my finger hits that key in different places.

Chose to mark the ctrl instead of the fn key because the ctrl is the one i need to use most often and the ctrl key is not in the same position relative to the fn key on different keyboards.


Ken Fallon says: Did a correction show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2416 which was released on 2017-11-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

hpr2433 :: You were right, I was wrong


dodddummy says: Would love to hear you on librivox

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2420 which was released on 2017-11-10 by Beeza entitled Netbooks - Keeping an old friend alive

Good episode. Like to hear about keeping things alive.

By the way, have you considered reading for librivox?


drrty says: wow

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2417 which was released on 2017-11-07 by JWP entitled Transmeta Crusoe - Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient) - Trouble Shooting and Debian 9 Install

Thanks for this JWP. Upon further inspection it was surprising to see that the Transmeta Crusoe powered both the OQO Model 01 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OQO#OQO_Model_01), which I distinctly remember salivating over in 2004.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Straight through cable

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2416 which was released on 2017-11-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks Windigo!

I did actually know that, but my brain refused to come up with anything useful on the spur of the moment.

I spent time over many years during my mainframe days making serial cables (RS232, RS423) where this was pretty much the same. The varieties of "Null Modem" cables with crossovers *was* something I knew quite well, but have largely forgotten now :-)

I don't think I have ever used a crossover CAT5 or CAT6 cable though, come to think of it.

Maybe we need more shows on the details of connecting devices together?


Windigo says: Straight through cable

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2416 which was released on 2017-11-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Just a quick bit of clarification; When Shane said he used a straight through cable, he was referring to the order of the wires inside the connector.

A straight through (also called a patch) cable is used to connect a device to a piece of networking equipment, like a PC to a switch. For connecting two PCs, you can switch the transmit and receive pairs and create a crossover cable.


Klaatu says: First I've ever heard of this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2417 which was released on 2017-11-07 by JWP entitled Transmeta Crusoe - Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient) - Trouble Shooting and Debian 9 Install

Thank you for this episode. I thought I was pretty cool for embracing RISC (at least, to the degree that I have; since my iBook G4 finally died, I've been mostly RISC-less lately, ARM notwithstanding) but this Transmeta thing sounds really clever - and very obscure. Thanks for the history lesson!


Klaatu says: org-mode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2415 which was released on 2017-11-03 by Brian in Ohio entitled bullet journal to org mode

This is really cool. My girlfriend does some bullet journal stuff, but I never understood what it was all about. Hearing about it in this context is elucidating, though.

Also, I'm really really happy to hear that my Emacs episodes helped you learn to love Emacs!

I am, like croy (previous comment), eager to hear about your Android integration.


el Mussol says: file unavailable

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

+1 for dodddummy's comment above. However:

me@box:~/pods$ wget -c http://hppodcraft.com/podcasts/TheCallofCthulhu-hppodcraft.mp3
--2017-11-08 17:30:14-- http://hppodcraft.com/podcasts/TheCallofCthulhu-hppodcraft.mp3
Resolving hppodcraft.com (hppodcraft.com)... 107.161.176.74
Connecting to hppodcraft.com (hppodcraft.com)|107.161.176.74|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
2017-11-08 17:30:14 ERROR 403: Forbidden.


Ken Fallon says: Tell me how

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

Do a show on how to set it up on something like a raspberry pi and I'm happy to join a pool.


bjb says: 5BX and 10BX, memory lane

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2387 which was released on 2017-09-26 by Frank Bell entitled Free Weights and a Bicycle, from a series on Health and Healthcare

When I was a pre-teen, my Mom bought a 5BX booklet and 3 10BX booklets, one for each member of the family. I was never good at being a regular exerciser, but my Mom has done her 10BX routine her whole life. She eventually lost her book, but she still does her routine three times a week. She is not tapering off though, still stuck at the highest level she got to. She is not growing old willingly : -)

What a memory! thanks for the show.


bjb says: thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2395 which was released on 2017-10-06 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thanks for your economic series, I find it very interesting.


bjb says: indie hosting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

Would you be willing to provide dns secondary or backup email services? I run my own dns server and email server, but it is a challenge to find the secondaries to make my services a bit more robust. I don't really want close friends to do this, I'd like it to be cast a little wider. It is even hard to convince the isps to do it, sadly. But it is hard to find like-minded people ... you guys sound about right : -) And if you like, I can secondary for you as well.


Klaatu says: re: Me Too

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

Hey blindape.

Seth Frightening having the Flying Nun sound is probably accurate; I found the album in a random Kiwi op shop.

Shortly before moving to NZ, I found a Chris Knox CD on the street (literally, it was lying in a gutter) and absolutely FELL IN LOVE with not only Chris's music but also that general sound and feel. I've been really enjoying discovering Kiwi music and Kiwiana in general.


dodddummy says: Is there a link to the audio you listened to?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Is there a link to the audiobook in the show notes for this ep? If so I didn't see it. But I miss a lot. I found it by looking at the last book club episode.

If it's not here, might be worth having it for the next one for ease of use.


Klaatu says: KWNPSA

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I took a look at the page, Bob. Good stuff! One addition - there's a missing entry in your text editors section: GNU Emacs.

Probably just an oversight.


Aaron says: Haystack password

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2393 which was released on 2017-10-04 by Xoke entitled PWGen - A password generator

What do you think about Haystack passwords?

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm


dodddummy says: Replying to comments from community episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

I agree that I might be able to get permission to use work resources on my own time assuming there is information I'm legally bound not to reveal and doesn't contain proprietary information.

But asking for that permission is more effort that I want to make.

I'll see what I can muster without work resources.


Shane Shennan says: All the best!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2413 which was released on 2017-11-01 by Bitbox entitled personal health care, from a series on Health and Healthcare

The episode was very engaging. Thank you for sharing. Would you let us know in a month or two how it is going?


Shane Shennan says: Well done!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

This was a fun episode because of the enthusiasm of the presenters. Some intriguing ideas.


Windigo says: Fascinating

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

This is the first time I've ever heard of the concept of a server cooperative. What a superb idea! A very pragmatic compromise between self-hosting and going with a corporate service.

I would listen to an entire week of shows discussing different aspects of this arrangement. Well done!


Kevin O'Brien says: Agreeing with Frank

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Mountains of Madness is a great story.


FrankBell says: Lovecraft

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

This is hardly the best Lovecraft story. My two personal favorites are At the Mountains of Madness and The Dreamquest of Unknown Katath.

Remember, Lovecraft was a hack writer. He was a brilliant hack, but a hack nonetheless. Many of his works were the same story over and over, but, when he got it right, he was a genius.

If you want more Lovecraft, check out Dagonbytes: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/


croy says: You big tease!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2415 which was released on 2017-11-03 by Brian in Ohio entitled bullet journal to org mode

I'm very curious about your android integration! :)

I've previously published a show about using org mode to create presentation pdfs.


norrist says: Fear and Cold Turkey

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2413 which was released on 2017-11-01 by Bitbox entitled personal health care, from a series on Health and Healthcare

It took me a few tries to quit smoking. I was only able to quit after I convinced myself I would get cancer if I continued smoking. Fear and cold turkey work.
Great episode. Can we here more about life on the road?


dodddummy says: Accessibility

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

@Shane Shennan. I hadn't considered the accessibility use. I'll keep it in mind. For what it's worth, the landmarks I added are still holding up.


Shane Shennan says: Great Episode!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

Thanks for this idea! I often work with people who are learning to touch type, but who do not have much feeling in their fingertips. I'll be suggesting your hack to them so that they can feel the F and J keys more easily.


blindape says: Me Too

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

I got really behind on my podcast playlist while on vacation this winter (I've just heard this at the end of October) so Kevin bet me to say that I wished I was part of the discussion.

I could not find any evidence to support this, but some of Seth Frightening's songs have a very 'Kiwi' sound to them. This sound/style was common among bands on New Zealand's Flying Nun record label from roughly the mid 80's to mid 90's.

I was going to add more to this comment but there is just so much to say from my own experiences and also from watching how my children consume media that I really need to record a proper response to this.



NYbill says: ...We will expect a show about the build, Ken.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

:P


NYbill says: Nice ken.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

You ordered one, nice. Its a fun project to solder up. And the best part is when you're done you'll have a useful piece of test equipment.


NYbill says: Thanks, Mike.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Yea, I can tell I'm just scratching the surface with this AVR programing stuff. I'm sure I'll be messing with it more in the future. I'm not sure Avrdudess is necessary. It just helped me find out quickly there was a verify option. I'm sure the GUI is just setting some flag for AVRdude I don't know about.


Quvmoh says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2405 which was released on 2017-10-20 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Nokia 6 Review, from a series on Hardware upgrades

That is a great price for a well powered phone! added to amazon wish list..


Windigo says: Legalese

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2398 which was released on 2017-10-11 by operat0r entitled AutoHotkey Master of Automation ?

I love that their notice is trying to sound sinister and official, and failing at both. After all, any lawyer worth their weight starts their correspondence with "Dear [so and so]".

I really enjoyed your episode! I find automation in games to be a natural reaction to developers introducing more "grind" and busywork into their games, and I think it's fantastic that you're overcoming it with intelligence instead of brute force.


Ken Fallon says: Ordered

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

My first real solder project. I hope the thing is programmed.


Mike Ray says: avrdude, fuses, clone programmers etc.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Cracking episode! Brilliantly timed for me as I am just starting down the path of AVR programming.

I've bought several programmers, usbtiny, libusb, usbavr, avrisp2. A lot of them seem to be less than perfect clones of known designs and they spit out what look like error messages that you can suppress with the -F flag and then carry on working.

Fuses are confusing but there is an online fuse calculator, I'll look it up and post the link if you haven't found it.

I didn't know about avrdudes and I will look at it. But a lot of GUI programs are written with inaccessible toolkits like Qt.

Arduino IDE is itself inaccessible, so I stick to the command-line. Take a look at arduinino.mk, which is a Makefile system you can use with programmers to avoid the Arduino IDE
My first project is an audible logic probe. Had a logic probe with LEDs for years but that's useless to me now of course.

I'm jealous of all the little gizmos now appearing with cheap and colourful displays, like your transistor tester.



Dave Morriss says: Thanks Kevin

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2397 which was released on 2017-10-10 by Dave Morriss entitled The Urban Astronomer

I listen to Astronomy Cast myself and recommend it too. I actually get the "raw" version before they edit it (http://www.astronomycast.com/feed/fullraw/) since it's amusing to hear what goes on behind the scenes!

I also greatly enjoy The Weekly Space Hangout (http://www.universetoday.com/feed/wshaudio/), and of course, Awesome Astronomy (http://awesomeastronomy.libsyn.com/rss).

I shall check Planetary Radio, which I haven't ever listened to. Thanks for the pointer.



mcnalu says: Intriguing

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2402 which was released on 2017-10-17 by klaatu entitled Petition: the card game for fanatics, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I've really enjoyed your tabletop gaming series and this show fascinated me. I think I'm going to have to listen to it again because I didn't really follow how the gameplay worked. That's not necessarily your fault though as while listening a fair amount of my brain power was taken up with making dinner which got complicated as the recipe required improvisation around ingredients I lacked. Anyway, I digress, I love the idea of the game and will giver serious consideration to the Kickstarter. Any chance of a summary or audio or even video of an actual game?


MrX says: Answer to comment 2

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

Hi Dave many thanks for the comment, I think you've hit it on the. The internal Dictaphone microphone is reasonably sensitive but the external clip-on one supplied which I used is even more so. It's clear that the audio was badly clipping when looking at the recording in Audacity. I think I'll be investing one of those excellent microphones recommended by Jon Kulp.

Many thanks for the useful advice and really looking forward to hearing your episode and yes I'll hope to have another go if I get a chance.

Best regards

MrX


MrX says: Reply to Comment 1

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

Hi dodddummy, many thanks for leaving a comment and sorry for taking so long in replying. Yes that's a good tip in noisy environments which I knew about and I did give it a go but the quality was so poor that I didn't think it really helped. I think it may be Ok up to a point but past that point, it just makes things worse. Thanks for the tip much appreciated :)
Regards MrX


dodddummy says: Shows on the mainframe

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

I've considered doing some shows on the mainframe. So far I haven't because I'm leery of using work assets for non work reasons. I would need to do that.

However, I do have a show in the works on my favorite editor, The Hybrid Editor, XE which works like the standard mainframe(ISPF) editor.

Might also do a show on the mainframe emulator, Hercules.

There are related topics I could do without using work resources,
though. Rexx and COBOL come to mind.

But it's not likely I'll do a show on my day to day work on the mainframe.


Bob Jonkman says: Should have provided a link to the KWNPSA meeting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I should have provided a link to the meeting notes for our KWNPSA meeting on Markup Languages and Note Taking:

https://sobac.com/wiki/Markup_Languages_and_Note_Taking/Meeting_Notes_2017-10-16

Maybe the HPR comment daemons can just append that link to my previous comment...

--Bob.


Bob Jonkman says: Referenced your podcast in our NonProfit SysAdmin meeting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I conveniently listened to your podcast just before going to the KWNPSA (Kitchener Waterloo NonProfit SysAdmin) meeting on "Markup Languages and Note Taking", where I took notes for the meeting. I added the podcast as one of the resources.

Thanx for telling us about DocBook and some other markup languages!

--Bob.


jan says: hpr2399

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

hi and thanks for your efford.

you have been working on a Mainframe? please consider podcasting on how things are done in the world of mainframes.

thx jan (germay)


NYbill says: Oi!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Task Master! :P

(I'm on it buddy. I'm waiting for an electronics shipment that should let me program the thing.)

...an episode is inbound in... 3... 2...


Ken Fallon says: "Then I can do a followup to this episode."

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

*cough* You owe me a show *cough*


TheDUDE says: The struggle is real

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2396 which was released on 2017-10-09 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: State of independence

Finding your audience is really hard, especially with not only do you have to compete with your contemporaries, corporate or independent, but you also have to deal with everything in the past as well. If not there's a lot more noise, but you do have a lot more control on what to do with your art.


NYbill says: New Version

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

FYI: Seems there is a new version of these kits for 2017. There are multiple options of ordering just the kit, just the parts, or fully assembled boards. I might pick up the $16 kit with the plexiglass case just for fun.

Search:

"2017 English DIY Mega328 Transistor Tester LCR Diode Capacitance ESR meter PWM Square wave Frequency Signal Generator"

On Aliexpress.

I still plan to try and flash this 2016 kit I have. Then I can do a followup to this episode.


cobra2 says: MMMMM slackware!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2384 which was released on 2017-09-21 by Andrew Conway entitled Slackware in Scotland

I loved this show! I'd also like to take this time to mention sport (I read it as "slack ports") as an alternative tool to sbopkg. It offers no new features, it just doesn't have the ncurses interface and is written in python.

MMMM KDE.


https://gitlab.com/slackport/sport

P.S. klaatu, this is a non-verbal check in of a slackware abuser.


Dave Morriss says: A wild nullglob appears

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

@clacke

Delighted you've found a use for nullglob. I too have been surprised by its side-effects - presumably because stuff like Bash completion makes use of it AND doesn't enable/disable it in the way I waffled about in this episode.

There's always a slight air of "incompleteness" about Bash I feel, though it's a hell of a lot more polished than it was. I was forced to use csh and tcsh at one point in my Unix life, and boy does Bash make those shells look terrible!


clacke says: Markdown

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

Markdown the specification and Markdown the Perl script came out in March 2004 [0] and were last updated in December [1] the same year. I think it's fair to assume that John Gruber considers it perfected for the use case he had in mind.

Any further evolution of the language is now up to anyone who cares to implement a processor. There is nobody maintaining the language itself.

I absolutely agree that it is pretty useless for anything bigger than a small README without resorting to HTML, but I don't think that's a big problem, and I don't think it makes Markdown meaningless. I used to write documentation in HTML, and I think replacing 95% of the HTML with Markdown makes it much nicer to work with.

I wouldn't write a book in HTML, but there are those that have, using CSS3 print styling!

Before hearing your argument, If I were hypothetically to ever write a book, I would likely not even consider anything but LaTeX. But thanks to your episode, and you simply reminding me that DocBook is still out there, I might spare DocBook a look first. It was a good episode and your points are all valid. Thanks!

[0] https://daringfireball.net/2004/03/introducing_markdown

[1] https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/


clacke says: SGML

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

You seemed unclear on what SGML is, so here's a quick summary:

SGML, to tell a simplifying lie, is the idea of using tag names enclosed in less-than and greater-than characters to mark up text. The original DocBook is one application, HTML is another.

XML is a further evolution of SGML, which both constrains and extends SGML to enable new ways of defining and working with applications of the format.

The counterpart of XML Schema in SGML is the DTD, the Document Type Definition, and the counterpart of XSL is DSSSL, which is a form of Scheme (yay!).


clacke says: nullglob in the wild

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

Happy to note that I have now used `shopt -s nullglob` professionally!

Never do it in interactive shell though, and never `set -u` either. I did so by mistake, while trouble-shooting and making a careless copy and paste.

All kinds of prompt-rendering and tab-completion will fail loudly and hilariously.


Kevin O'Brien says: Reply to Bob

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Adam Ruins Everything is very entertaining, but not exactly complete in its analysis. So this comes across to me like cherry-picking the data. hospitals do indeed have chargemasters, and the prices therein are largely made up. But it is also true that margins at most hospitals are rather thin, so I think it is not accurate to imply that hospitals are simply being greedy and waving around large bags of money. So I think Adam is essentially confusing cause and effect here.


Kevin O'Brien says: Reply to b-yeezi

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for the kind comment. I happen to have very strong opinions on what should be done, but in this series my primary goal was to be objective, and you are relieving me that I may have succeeded.


klaatu says: Slackware everywhere!!!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2384 which was released on 2017-09-21 by Andrew Conway entitled Slackware in Scotland

Could we start a series in which a Slackware user from each named nationstate (doesn't have to be acknowledged by the UN or any agency) checks in? Let's hear about Slack where ever it may occur!


klaatu says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

Thanks gurdonark and Shane, glad you enjoyed the episode! The comparison between books and movies is such a great, meaty topic. Somebody ought to do a series on the subject.


Bob says: More information

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I am hope you can address some of the points brought up in "Adam Ruins Everything - The Real Reason Hospitals Are So Expensive" in a future episode. The video seems to challenge your arguments related to why health care is so expensive in the US. Their video and sources are here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeDOQpfaUc8
http://www.trutv.com/shows/adam-ruins-everything/blog/adams-sources/adam-ruins-the-hospital.html

I would also argue that it is possible to decrease the individual cost of equipment by increasing it's utilization. For example it common practice in European hospitals to run expensive equipment like MRI machines 24/7 to reduce the overall cost.

It is also possible to increase human utilization by concentrating skills in facilities dedicated to a given specialism. This is been done to great efficiency in India and there are facilities dedicated to, for example eye surgery, or heart treatments. This has proven to be extremely useful in attracting the best specialists from all over the world, because they are guaranteed to have a high throughput of patients in their dedicated field. This allows the facilities to train up many more specialists as there is a constant utilization of their skills.


b-yeezi says: Impressive

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for this episode. Once again, I am impressed by your knowledge of the healthcare system in the US, and love to hear your apolitical description.


Mad Sweeney says: Flamefest

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

Hi clacke,
Ah, I missed that. That'll teach me to listen at 4x speed.


clacke says: rms flamefest

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

The flamefest you are referring to is the Tcl War linked in the show notes.

Thanks for the comment on the accessibility. That's good to know if you're building a serious UI. I guess it's another example of how Tcl/Tk hasn't quite left the 80s.


Mad Sweeney says: Tk is not accessible

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

rms started a flamefest when he posted to comp.lang.tcl in 1994;
Why you should not use Tcl:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.lang.tcl/7JXGt-Uxqag/3JBTj5I43yAJ

I don't like Tcl for its stringly typed nature but Tk seems like a nice light-weight GUI toolkit; but, unfortunately, it doesn't work with screen readers on any platform so you should avoid using it unless you're just developing something for your own use.


jezra says: hahah

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2388 which was released on 2017-09-27 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 4: Planet of the Apts, from a series on Apt Spelunking

You said "Unicorn" :)


Kevin O'Brien says: Great discussion

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

I loved this show. The only problem I had is that I wanted to be a part of the discussion! Well done!


Josh Huber KF6ZZD says: Doppler shift of RF at terrestrial speeds

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2358 which was released on 2017-08-16 by Various Hosts entitled Amateur radio round table #2

I liked the explanation of the Doppler effect's effect on radio freqeuencies. At 33:30, it was mentioned that at the speeds that satellites travel, the Doppler effect is noticeable, so much that you may have to adjust your RX frequency. And at the speed of car travel, which is very slow compared to RF propagation that the Doppler shift wouldn't play a role.

I just have one nitpick, which that at car speeds, a measurable Doppler shift of RF signals indeed happens, even at GHz frequencies, and this is exactly how police radar works (commonly using RADAR way up in the 10 GHz or 24 GHz bands). This is totally a nitpick, since we're probably not talking about a shift of more than a few kHz, and very few if any radios can tune in less than 10 kHz increments in UHF anyway.

Enjoyed the show. Cheers.


clacke says: More */Tk

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

There's also a Ruby/Tk, and there used to be a Guile Tk (best frenemies!), but Guile Tk was deprecated and replaced with Guile GTK, which was then replaced with Guile Gnome.

It's pretty funny that although Python has to a large degree replaced Tcl out there, any system that includes a full Python also includes Tcl/Tk, because tkinter depends on Tcl/Tk and is part of Python stdlib.

Even funnier, the proudest project of the Guile world, Guix, depends on Python (via graphviz via glib) and therefore Tcl.


Shane Shennan says: I like how you put that!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

I enjoyed your comment about a GM being a person that has too much imagination for one person. Well put!


sunzofman1 says: Still Thriving

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2384 which was released on 2017-09-21 by Andrew Conway entitled Slackware in Scotland

Good to see HPR showing Slackware love ;-)


Brenda J Butler says: Run naked through the googleplex - haha

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2364 which was released on 2017-08-24 by Frank Bell entitled Managing Your Android with AirDroid

Loved that comment at 15 mins 7 secs, both because it is funny and because it is brings the point home.


jezra says: force of habit?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2379 which was released on 2017-09-14 by Jezra entitled sending a text message from the command line

It was probably 'force of habit' that caused me to mark the show as 'explicit' :)


Ken Fallon says: Fantastic

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

Brilliant cleanup job !.


gurdonark says: good episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

The closest I come to gaming on the table-top is chess, and my on-line gaming life is more about casual FOSS games than PC gaming. But even as a non-gamer, I really enjoyed this episode.

It spoke to me because it reminded me how much I like science fiction novels better than science fiction on film. Like the tabletop games in your story, the power of imagination in a sci-fi story trumps, for me, even the most well-done special effects in a science fiction movie.

You make at least 7 good points here, in a show I found a good listen.


Ken Fallon says: We do what you ask :)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2379 which was released on 2017-09-14 by Jezra entitled sending a text message from the command line

Hi jezra

We process the shows as per the instructions given to us by the hosts. In this case you marked your show as explicit on upload.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/request_a_slot.php#Explicit

We never contact people who have marked their shows as Explicit as there is a large body of hosts that deliberately mark all shows as Explicit as a precaution or protest. http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#explicit

We have on occasion contacted hosts who have marked their shows as 'clean' where we feel the show may not "be considered inoffensive in every region of the world". If it ever occurs and the host disagrees, we will put the case to the HPR Community Mailing List. hpr2210 :: On Freedom of Speech and Censorship describes the agreed approach to this topic.

Ken


Kleer Kut says: Raspbian x86

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2380 which was released on 2017-09-15 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on P4 Tower, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I did the same thing with a very similar P4 computer. It does eat some electricity, but it is substantially faster and has more inputs and outputs than an original Model B Raspberry Pi. This could make for a more enjoyable experience learning to use a Pi since it can use USB persistence and be utilized on nearly any PC.

Since most of the software is the same it could be a great way to make up for a a lack of funds to fill a classroom with Raspberry Pi machines. Nearly any donated PC that still runs could be made to work even cheaper than buying any of the Pi computers. People could rotate so if they want to experiment with the GPIO pins or other Pi specific components they can have a chance, while other won't have to sit around and wait for a Pi to become available.

The new version of Raspbian x86 Stretch should be coming out very soon.


jezra says: feedback!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2379 which was released on 2017-09-14 by Jezra entitled sending a text message from the command line

I'm not sure this episode is "explicit". Sometimes I forget if I swear or not.

Anyway, the coop isn't always opening and closing properly, so today I am in the process of updating the code that controls the coop door. Testing has resulted in a massive amount of texts and emails.

Oh yea, and thank you Ken for the show notes. :)


thelovebug says: Great concept for a show... so I pinched it!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

I managed to get the gist of what you were trying to say... although I don't believe that any level of processing would have been able to tidy up what was ultimately recorded. I find that in noisy environments, a low gain recorder with the microphone nice and close to your mouth tends to make you heard much better.

I've just uploaded (what will be) episode 2400, where I basically pinch your idea, and drive the 28 miles into my work, and spend most of the time talking about the 14 cars I've had! :-)

When I recorded this show, the only thing I did was push the file through Auphonic to level it out, there was no noise reduction applied... and I do have a fairly noisy car.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2400

I would definitely like to hear another attempt from you at this! :-)


Klaatu says: github markdown

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I have found that Guthub markdown is a heck of a lot better than markdown. In fact, it's so significantly better that I don't see why it's not merged into markdown yet, except that as far as I can tell markdown proper is unmaintained.

The existance of Github-markdown reinforces my point: markdown needed fixing.

But I agree; sometimes docbook is overkill and [github] markdown is a better choice. If I didn't say that in this or my previous episode, I did mean to, but maybe I was blinded by docbook passion.


Klaatu says: Kramdown

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

Had not heard of kramdown. I'll take a look at it, for kicks, because it sounds pretty good.


dodddummy says: I know you said you didn't need this, but...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

I was going to comment on your last show where you said you didn't think any processing was necessary.

While I agree content is king, you might find this tip handy. When I record in noisy environments, I record a few seconds without speaking to pick up the background noise.

The reason for this is so that you can use those seconds as a model for noise reduction in audacity. Only takes a few seconds to process in audacity so it's not much more work.

Since this is a common practice, did you try this?


dodddummy says: Glad you posted

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2380 which was released on 2017-09-15 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on P4 Tower, from a series on Hardware upgrades

For some reason I hadn't considered this for older hardware. Thanks for the post and idea.


Florian says: whats so hard about code in a list?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

7 spaces makes sense, it's 3 for everything belonging to the same point on you list plus 4 for the code, see experiments on
https://gist.github.com/0xf10e/91f021b82a2bc4586b235e8f56c31f92
(Yeah, "github-flavored" markdown, but it's a common dialect these days)

I still prefer three backticks, but I come from trac-wiki syntax via ReStructuredText to markdown and using single backticks for inline monospace but
{{{
Code here
}}}
in track still annoys me.

I understand the additional value semantic markup has but in many cases it's nice but not necessary.

-- sysadmin who never broke out into HTML in rst or markdown …


Mike Ray says: kramdown

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I completely agree that it is impossible to write anything complex in markdown without resorting to HTML tags.

For me it's putting anchor tags around headings to provide in-page links.

But you should take a look at kramdown. Debian install:

apt-get install ruby-kramdown

Has stuff that markdown doesn't, like tables, stuff like id and class attribs for css etc.

And auto-generation of tables-of-contents


A Porkchop says: Communities

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

While all the specialized media makes it more difficult to find commonalities, the internet and forums like Reddit also make it easier to find other people that share interests.


Dave Morriss says: Jam versus jelly

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi dodddummy,

I had never heard the term 'Jam' used in US English, though my experience is not broad.

Researching, I found this:

" I bought a jar of raspberry jam. She made us jelly sandwiches."

Which implies the words jam and jelly are a little interchangeable!

I have also believed that where UK English uses 'jelly' which can refer to a jam with all the bits taken out (based on pectin) and a dessert made with flavoured gelatin, whereas US English uses 'jello' for the latter.

I may be wrong! Language is a moving target anyway!

Thanks for clarifying things.


dodddummy says: In the US jelly is also clear and jam isn't.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Jelly is the clear/shaky stuff. Jam is not clear and less shaky. Jam and preserves are a bit harder to differentiate. I've lived all over the US and this difference between jam and jelly seems pervasive.


sesamemucho says: Thanks for pulling this together

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

This is just what I needed! I made some changes (raspberrypi.org is now using SHA-256 checksums, and I use losetup to avoid all that calculation). This script is on GitHub at: https://github.com/sesamemucho/pi-sdcard-setup

Thanks again.


Ken Fallon says: We have gone live with the new comment system

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi All,

We have gone live with the new comment system.

Keep us posted if you notice anything weird on the site.

Ken.


Tony Hughes says: Splendid

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2374 which was released on 2017-09-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled How to Make Sauerkraut, from a series on Cooking

Jezra, your welcome, it was other people freely sharing via You Tube and blogs that got me started so I thought I would share with the HPR community. As well as it tasting really good, it has health benefits as well. Win, Win in my book.

By the way after making your first batch, try adding a couple or 10 ;-) cloves of garlic in a future batch, the flavor is fantastic and you can eat the fermented garlic or use in other recipes.


jezra says: splendid!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2374 which was released on 2017-09-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled How to Make Sauerkraut, from a series on Cooking

Thank you for the inspiration. Cabbage is now on my shopping list, and I will be making a batch this weekend.


NYbill says: ESR tester kits.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Yes I have. I've built two of them. The first I sold to a friend at our LUG for the cost of the kit. (They are worth the money and I was happy to solder up another.)

http://media.gunmonkeynet.net/u/nybill/m/esr-tester/

I even started recording an HPR on the unit. But, life got in the way. So yep, get one, build it up, and give us a review! ;)


Not Verified says: 1

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I had to laugh out loud when you went remote raiding for batteries. I'm sure weve all done that more than once.

Have you checked out any of the ATMega328 based ESR component testers?
I gave this one a try
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OOQC2E8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
based on the price and reviews. I got the one with th IC in socket cause I tend to trash things.
Nifty unit.
I know,,,,,do a show.?


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I have a very selfish idea for a show--a tutorial based on moving HPR from http to https.

Selfish because I need to do the same thing to stop Firefox's incessant and--given the nature of my site, quite silly-nagging (it's not like I manage any personal information, after all, other than my own logon I mean really).

I have nothing but praise for my hosting provider's tech support--they have proven themselves to be real troopers--and generally find their help files actually helpful, but I must admit that, since I now have a VPS and I'm all on my ownsome for managing something like implementing SSL, I am quite confused and unsure to what I must do.


Kevin O'Brien says: Still have tradeoffs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2360 which was released on 2017-08-18 by Ahuka entitled Tradeoffs in the US Health Care System, from a series on Health and Healthcare

While that would be an improvement, there would still be other tradeoffs to deal with.


Ken Fallon says: Wasting shows again

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2388 which was released on 2017-09-27 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 4: Planet of the Apts, from a series on Apt Spelunking

Well if you must insist on wasting shows, then you get a series !
http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php?id=98

Also are you going to go back and rename the other shows ?

hpr2115 :: Apt Spelunking 3: nodm, cmus, and parecord
hpr1906 :: Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish
hpr1813 :: Apt Spelunking: surf, lightyears, and fbterm


NYbill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I meant to reply to the scope comment, Dave. But, I was typing the above replies first thing in the morning, when I should have been driving to work. ;)

Yea, I don't think I've mentioned that scope in past episodes. I've had it for a couple of years now. It could warrant a little review. (You've a bit of Ken in you trying to pull another show out of people!) he he...

Mike, the sounds you heard outside my window (Which I hear as I type) are Upstate New York. I'm not in NYC. but, I am in the suburbs of a city a little more north. ;)


Mike Ray says: Ambient noise and ASMR

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Don't worry about the ambient noise, it was not intrusive. I think near the end there is the usual burst of a distant police/ambulance siren, which any city dweller can tune out. But that was not loud.

The day after this podcast and drooling over the sounds of beeps, clicks, tools, battery manipulations etc. which let me visualise the workbench so vividly, I heard mention of something called ASMR (automatic sensory meridian response), for which a lot of stuff is appearing on Youtube nowadays. It's sounds that generate a response that feels like a pleasurable tingling of the scalp, down the spine etc. The stuff on Youtube is all typified by women whispering, turning the pages of a book, drumming fingernails and stuff like that. But the workshop sounds and tthe infectious enthusiasm in your podcasts qualifies.

Maybe I'm more subject to this kind of stuff because I'm blind, no idea, but the sound effects were great


NYbill says: 8008

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thanks Dave,

Yea, it seems like a capable little meter for the price. Its been with my regular (small set) of tools in the laptop bag since the show.


NYbill says: Ambient Noise

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thanks Mike,

You know, I didn't notice any of the outside noises while I was recording. Only after did I notice them in Audacity.

I just wish I remembered to plug in the mic with the wind screen. I don't like hearing the mic clip in the wind.


Dave Lee says: Excellent show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Really enjoyed this. I'd love to know more about the oscilloscope in the photo!

More miniature geekery!

Oh, and I'm likely to buy the 8008!


Mike Ray says: Noooo...don't stop buying and reviewing meters

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Great show. I love the sounds of the bench...Bill ripping open little bags of probes, clicking battery compartments, slapping in the batteries, dropping the meter, the sounds of NY in the background. An audio feast. Please don't stop buying meters :-)


Krayon says: AMAZING Free Software song!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2351 which was released on 2017-08-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken! Damn! That's the BEST rendition of the Free Software I have EVER heard! Loved it! :-D


Beeza says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2365 which was released on 2017-08-25 by Beeza entitled Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

Hi Tony

Before my initial chance encounter with the radio based system I did look at satellite services, but they were seriously expensive even before setting a download limit I can live with. That was around 2014. I believe they have got a little bit cheaper since then but they remain a "last resort" option for all but the deepest pockets.

Hi Frank

I can only speak from my own experience. Since the system was installed we've had winds of > 70 mph, thick fogs, thunder and no shortage of heavy rain, but the connection has been unaffected as far as I can determine.

The network nodes all transmit with a multiple of the minimum power theoretically required to provide the service. That enables the signal to "blast through" bad weather.

Perhaps where your brother lives there is a greater distance between the nodes which weakens the received signal.

I've just returned from Spain where I noted large numbers of internet service transceivers mounted on houses and apartments. I've since discovered that outside urban areas it is pretty much the default delivery method.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the input

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

Hi Beeza,

I'd enjoy seeing a TV detector van, but, as you say, they belong to an earlier time. Funnily enough the old TV I threw away was potential detector fodder, being a CRT. Your analysis of the situation clarifies it very well; talk of detectors was mainly propaganda.

Hi Tony,

Good luck with Virgin Media. It seems that the vast majority of companies have implemented such revolting front-end systems these days.

As an aside, I long ago decided not to have anything to do with Virgin Media after they were revealed as being involved with a company called Phorm to perform deep inspection of Internet traffic so they could inject targeted advertisements. Other UK ISPs were also involved, such as BT and TalkTalk. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorm for details.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2364 which was released on 2017-08-24 by Frank Bell entitled Managing Your Android with AirDroid

You are most welcome.

The main irritant I've encountered is that, after a reboot, it reverts to the default "copy to" directly, whereas I want to put my podcasts in the Music directory so the player application sees them easily. Once I got into the habit of double-checking the "copy to" directory setting, I kept it whipped into shape.

I must say, the maintainers have improved it over the several years I've been using it.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2365 which was released on 2017-08-25 by Beeza entitled Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

This sounds very like the type of connection my brother has; he lives in a sparsely populated part of northeastern Virginia, USA. He tells me that it is vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather, as he has lost his connection several times due to thunderstorms.

http://signawave.com/wifi.asp


Tony Hughes says: Cancelling my TV licence

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

Hi Dave

Thanks for the show, makes me think I should do one about a situation I'm arguing with Virgin Media at the moment, I totally get your frustration potentially boiling over to anger sometimes particularly after you have had to wait 4-5 minutes to get through the auto menu to speak with a 'human' only to be asked all the same questions again. And they wonder why we hate customer service desks so much, more like customer wind up desks I think.


Tony Hughes says: Managing Your Android with AirDroid

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2364 which was released on 2017-08-24 by Frank Bell entitled Managing Your Android with AirDroid

Hi Frank

Thanks for reminding me about this application, I've used it in the past to transfer and manage data on my mobile but as it's something I need to do regularly I had forgotten about it. Definitely something that is useful if sometimes a little fiddly to get going initially.


Tony Hughes says: Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2365 which was released on 2017-08-25 by Beeza entitled Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

Hi Beeza

This was a great show, I'm glad you decided to come back and record again. You made some interesting comments about the way we have a Free market (after many years of a monopoly) in telecoms here in the UK which provides good value for the majority but works against those that do not make a profitable market fort the suppliers of Internet services.

Just a thought but did you investigate satellite Internet, I looked this up and it is expensive and seems to have quite strict data caps, but could be another way of getting a service if other options are not possible.


Tony Hughes says: Nice litle Distro Review

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2295 which was released on 2017-05-19 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled MX Linux, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Thanks JWP, yes MX is an AntiX and Memphis community re-spin, I tried AntiX and its very lean even compared with MX.


Tony Hughes says: Raspbian X86 On Atom-powered Netbook

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2362 which was released on 2017-08-22 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on Lenovo x61s

Thanks Beeza, My next show in this short series which I've not recorded yet will be the Acer One, 8Gig SSD. You could also record your experience for the listeners as we will be looking at different usage needs.


Beeza says: Raspbian X86 On Atom-powered Netbook

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2362 which was released on 2017-08-22 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on Lenovo x61s

Hi Tony

After listening to your episode I was inspired to try Raspbian X86 on an old Acer netbook which I use mainly as a media player. The Acer ran OK with Mint Xfce but was a bit slow to respond when opening and closing programs.

After a clean install of Raspbian X86 the netbook definitely runs a bit faster than with Mint. I've stripped out all the applications I don't need (i.e the programming, games and office components). Wi-fi worked out of the box and, unlike on your Lenovo, so did the audio.

Pixel will never win any prizes for sophistication but if you play around with the colours you can improve the default appearance somewhat. It certainly gets the job done.


Beeza says: TV Detectors

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

The almost mythical TV detector vans did once exist (not that many people ever saw one). They could detect the interference sent out by the electromagnets on a CRT but, contrary to the propaganda, they could never tell what channel you were watching. If you lived in a block of flats they were all but useless at working out who did and did not have a TV.

When home computers became commonplace, each with a big CRT monitor, the TV detectors were scuppered as they couldn't tell the difference between a TV and a PC.

Now that we all have LED or LCD screens for our TVs and computers the concept of a reliable detector device, able to distinguish between the two is outdated. The UK TV licensing authorities rely on cross referencing addresses with license registrations to detect possible miscreants.


deepgeek says: Cost Correction

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2361 which was released on 2017-08-21 by klaatu entitled Information Underground: Working Out, from a series on Information Underground

My dip stand actually had a cost of $75 dollars. --- DG


Dave Morriss says: I see your point, but...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

Hi Frank,

I see where you are coming from, but although dealing with bureaucracy like this today seems like a scene from Terry Gilliam's film "Brazil" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_(1985_film)), the tyranny of modern advertising seems to me to be completely horrific.

As a boy I read the science fiction story "The Tunnel under the World" by Frederik Pohl. In it the protagonist finds himself in a world filled with "loud all-pervasive advertising jingles" (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tunnel_under_the_World).

That image has stuck with me all of my life, and has motivated me to avoid the dreadfulness of advertising in all of its forms - on TV, in cinemas, on the Internet and everywhere else I can.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

This makes commercials look good.


Windigo says: More nostalgia

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

I agree with Frank; noises like this were a common occurrence while I was growing up. This episode brought back lots of warm memories.

Thanks a bunch, Jon!


ClaudioM says: Fantastic!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2361 which was released on 2017-08-21 by klaatu entitled Information Underground: Working Out, from a series on Information Underground

What a fantastic episode! I found myself nodding my head so many times during this episode on what was said about exercise and weight loss. I started my journey into fitness after so many years of not exercising and failing to keep it up after attempting to do so. Initially, you have to start with a change in your state of mind. I began to look at fitness as a long-term process of milestones, not as a means to an end or a "goal" in a determined period of time. Once I did this, making it a routine was a lot easier for me to keep up. I started with "baby steps," doing 20-30 minutes of simple calisthenics. After some time where I felt comfortable performing those exercises, I would push myself a little more each time, eventually increasing my workouts and the intensity. While I didn't focus too much on the scale, I gradually noticed I was losing weight when I did weigh myself. If I didn't lose weight that day, I wasn't disheartened because I had already set my mind that this was a long-term process and that I would lose it eventually, and I did.

You also need to think that you are doing this for _you_ and not for anyone else or any particular reason that isn't for you. A better, healthier _you_ needs to be your motivation. Once I started thinking this way as well, it gave me the enthusiasm to keep on going.

I also changed my eating habits over time. I found some information online stating that one should focus on eating foods with "simple" ingredients, meaning that it should be as unprocessed as possible. The less ingredients shown, the quicker the body can process it and use it. The more ingredients listed, the longer it takes and, depending on your intake, can end up being stored as fat. Using this as a guideline, I moved away from a lot of the processed stuff to more natural foods, especially vegetables which I already loved but wasn't eating enough of. If it had to come in a box, I made sure that it had as little ingredients listed as possible. Sometimes, I'll eat wheat bran flakes or Honey Bunches of Oats, the former having less ingredients than the latter. While both have less ingredients than other popular cereals on the market, I always choose simple oatmeal with some cinnamon and honey. I also have eggs with spinach for breakfast, and sometimes even for dinner (this is my favorite plate thus far). As far as sweets, I am taking in less sugar now than I used to. I still have my coffee with cream and sugar at times (and very little at that), but I'm also drinking it black more than before. All of these changes along with my exercise routine have worked together to aid in my weight loss.

I have been taking vitamin supplements but really it's just a simple multivitamin daily that you can get at any store. It has helped boost my immune system and given my body the nutrients needed that I may not be getting naturally with my food intake. I have added a couple of others that aren't included in the multivitamin supplement but only because I don't get enough of them from the foods I eat. Remember, as the name implies, they are to _supplement_ what nutrients you are taking in daily (in other words, what you're not getting because of allergies/reactions to certain foods or availability of those foods). It's also important to talk to your doctor and get informed on what you can and can't (or shouldn't) take when it comes to supplements. In certain instances, certain vitamins/minerals can actually be harmful in large quantities.

http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/bodybuilding-mom-dies-from-too-much-protein-and-urea-cycle-disorder
http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/supplements-that-work-and-ones-you-should-skip
http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/best-foods-for-natural-health

Regarding Ken's comment about weight gain and eating more, this is true but it needs to be taken in context. As you continue training and working out, you are building muscle mass as you burn fat even though it's not visually noticeable. This will affect what you see on the scale depending on your progress. If you are weight-training or doing any high-intensity workout, you will notice that your appetite increases over time (this happened to me as well) and you may find yourself hungry after a workout even if you've eaten prior. This is normal because your body needs to replenish itself accordingly during the recovery process after such workouts. The key here is to eat foods that are as healthy as they can be with as little processing as possible. Carbs and protein provide energy before and after intense workouts, but they have to be healthy carbs and protein. Fats are also good, but they must be "healthy" fats (unsalted roasted peanuts, avocados, etc.) and _in_moderation_. While the video covers this near the end, it does so poorly in my opinion in ways that can be easily refuted as mentioned above and some of the examples given leave a lot to be desired. Then again, 5 minutes can't cover everything.

Ultimately, this is what has worked for me and it was an "evolutionary" process in my fitness journey. Everyone's different and every strategy will be different, but the core mentality and process is pretty much the same.


Windigo says: Phew!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2342 which was released on 2017-07-25 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Wherein our hero fails to repair a garage door.

I kept expecting a message on the end of this episode stating that it was uploaded posthumously. Glad to hear things went okay!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening - even if the problem wasn't solved. I had never given my garage door any thought, and I'm glad to know more about how it works.


Ken Fallon says: Citation needed

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2361 which was released on 2017-08-21 by klaatu entitled Information Underground: Working Out, from a series on Information Underground

I would just like to comment on the perception I picked up in the show that exercise leads to weight loss. The facts do not seem to support this. For the best video I was able to find on this topic, please see this VOX video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXTiiz99p9o

"after studding 60 papers exercise is pretty useless when it comes to weight loss"

Dr. kevin Hall says "We need to re-brand exercise. Exercise isn't a weight loss tool per se, it's excellent for health and is probably the best single thing that you can do other than stopping smoking to improve your health. But don't look at it as a weight loss tool".

In many cases exercise indirectly leads to eating more and thus more weight gain.


Dave Morriss says: I adjusted your text

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2366 which was released on 2017-08-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Making Bramble Jelly, from a series on Cooking

Hi Tony. I adjusted your original text regarding temperature in line with your comment, and left an "Editor's Note". You can also contact admin at hackerpublicradio.org if you need errors fixed.
Dave


Tony Hughes says: hpr2366 Making Bramble Jelly

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2366 which was released on 2017-08-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Making Bramble Jelly, from a series on Cooking

Hi

Sorry, I meant to say If you have a Jam Thermometer you can use that to find the jam/jelly point, but I use visual clues such as the rolling boil with small bubbles. Also it stands to reason that if sterilising the Jug in the oven it needs to be a heat proof one, otherwise use boiling water just before using.


Ken Fallon says: A better starting point

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2360 which was released on 2017-08-18 by Ahuka entitled Tradeoffs in the US Health Care System, from a series on Health and Healthcare

A better starting point may be to agree that everyone has a right to health care, and work from there.


Jonathan Kulp says: Mystery bugs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Dave, I have no idea what else is out there making all of this noise. A biologist specializing in insects can probably make some sense of it, but to me it's just a bunch of wonderful noise.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

This reminded me of the night sounds at Pine View Farm when I was growing up.


Tony Hughes says: hpr2354 :: Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

Wow that is really loud, but fascinating. I recorded some wild life (bird song) while at a study centre in Birmingham in the UK last April its quite long at over 10 minutes but very relaxing maybe another show there.


Klaatu says: good coffee

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

That sounded like some good coffee.


Dave Morriss says: Some impressive ambient sounds

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

Thanks Jon. A great idea for a show. I'd love to know more about what was making those sounds - cicadas, as you said, but what else I wonder?

I haven't personally encountered anything quite like those night sounds. Here in not very rural Scotland you'd hear owls or foxes but not a lot else in my experience!


Kevin O'Brien says: That's why I recorded this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2350 which was released on 2017-08-04 by Ahuka entitled Ahuka Insurance - Understanding The Marketplace

I know that the American system does not make sense to a most people outside the U.S., or frankly to most people inside the U.S. So I thought it was worth a little of my time to lay it out.


Canadianbob says: Health Insurance Market

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2350 which was released on 2017-08-04 by Ahuka entitled Ahuka Insurance - Understanding The Marketplace

As a Canadian, most of my fellow citizens find the idea of healthcare being a "marketplace" a little bit weird.

Universal medicare became a reality in the province of Saskatchewan in 1962. By 1971, piece by piece it had become a national program.

Now, the move is towards expanding into universal pharmacare, one of the missing pieces of our universal medicare system.


Ivan "Epicanis" Privaci (pseud.) says: Glad to be back!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2353 which was released on 2017-08-09 by Epicanis entitled RoboThermometer

@b--yeezi That looks like exactly the sort of submersible temperature sensor that should work! It's exactly the same core component as far as the RaspberryPi is concerned, they've just stuck it to a heat-conducting piece of stainless steel and sealed it up so that it can be submerged into whatever liquid (or potentially-wet weather, etc) you might want to monitor. From what I read, you'll need a 4.7kOhm resistor between two of those leads (the "module" I'm using[1] has that built onto the board already) but otherwise you should be able to plug it right in and use it exactly as described.

@ClaudioM thanks for the encouraging feedback! I swear I really am trying to produce _much_ more often than I have been. Probably more short episodes coming Real Soon Now!...

[1] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013GB27HS


Dave Morriss says: Great show - most enjoyable

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2349 which was released on 2017-08-03 by Windigo entitled Customizing my bash prompt, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for doing this show. I enjoyed it a lot (even though I'm rather late listening to it).

I have done stuff to my prompts in the past, on Unix systems and on Linux, but have just not bothered in later years. I like the ideas you talk about here and may well be inspired to experiment some more.


ClaudioM says: Another Great Episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2353 which was released on 2017-08-09 by Epicanis entitled RoboThermometer

Even with all those dry "robotic" commands and regex, you always find a way to make such things interesting and entertaining to listen to. Thanks again for another great episode and welcome back!


b--yeezi says: On my to-do list

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2353 which was released on 2017-08-09 by Epicanis entitled RoboThermometer

Thanks for this entertaining and informative episode. I've been meaning to test out temperature monitoring on a Raspberry pi for some time. Do you know if the process you described will work for one-wire temperature probes like the one shown here https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N6GAR11/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1502420419&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=one+wire+temperature+probes&dpPl=1&dpID=416dSXz3BUL&ref=plSrch


Mad Sweeney says: Sean Nós Free Software Song made me happy

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2351 which was released on 2017-08-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

That's a fleadh cheoil winner right there.

Thanks


Dave Morriss says: #hprep

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2326 which was released on 2017-07-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

It's a while ago now and my memory is not what it was, but I think we were marvelling at your preparedness to go public with your plans. I for one am looking forward to hearing these episodes - no joke!


Dave Morriss says: Not sure about 'exa'

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Perhaps it's still too new, but 'exa' doesn't seem quite the tool for me.

Firstly I couldn't find out what the colours and underlines actually mean. Secondly I find that I need to change the screen background colour and font to be able to read the coloured text. Admittedly, this might be my eyes, but if a filename is basically a blur I don't get a lot from the feature! (I have similar problems with other commands that generate coloured output, so I don't blame 'exa'.)

Potentially the Git interface is useful, though I don't know what the symbols mean. The whole thing needs documentation - ideally in the form of a well-structured manpage. Also I was puzzled to find that:

exa -l --git db_*

didn't show the Git details for the matching files. These are only shown when there's no file argument.

My final nit-pick is that my favourite 'ls -ltr' can't be written so simply in 'exa'. The equivalent seems to be:

exa -ls modified

I'd like to see a way of setting defaults (like sort by modification time), through an environment variable or a configuration file. As Jon says, using aliases would also be a solution.

I shall be intrigued to see how 'exa' develops. It does have promise. Thanks for alerting me to it @clacke.


Jonathan Kulp says: Awkward!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

That `exa` command does look pretty cool and powerful but it is WAY too awkward to type. i would have to make an alias for it, maybe even link `ls` to it.



clacke says: A new `ls` alternative

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

On the topic of `ls`, there's a new player and people say it's both faster (I'm assuming it's stat'ing less eagerly than coreutils ls does) and more featureful (more coloring, info on git things, some tree visualization). Haven't tried it myself yet.

https://the.exa.website

Also it's written in Rust, but that's least interesting property of it.


Windigo says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2349 which was released on 2017-08-03 by Windigo entitled Customizing my bash prompt, from a series on Bash Scripting

Quick follow up: Xoke was kind enough to remind me that I hadn't posted a link anywhere to my configurations. Here's the git repository:

https://gitlab.com/windigo-configs/bash.git

x1101: That makes a lot more sense, especially on multi-user systems, since you wouldn't want to steamroll other users' rc files with your own. Thanks for the tip, man! :)


operat0r says: safety first!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2342 which was released on 2017-07-25 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Wherein our hero fails to repair a garage door.

I ignored some of these safety precautions when I adjusted the tension on my screen it was scary as hell lol from what I was reading basically it needs to start to pull itself up after about the halfway mark mine was struggling a little bit too much so I had to add some tension


x1101 says: prompt for other users

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2349 which was released on 2017-08-03 by Windigo entitled Customizing my bash prompt, from a series on Bash Scripting

Windigo -
Loved the episode. Very well articulated! I had one thought. When you want to run your prompt as another user (or, have other-user specific prompts), you don't need to do any symlinking, especially on a multi-user system.

For example, on servers I helped manage, I had .rootbashrc in my home directory, and after I did a sudo su - to get a root shell, I would then source /home/x1101/.rootbashrc to get _my_ root specific rc file.

Just some food for thought.


Geddes says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2310 which was released on 2017-06-09 by Geddes entitled Kdenlive Part 6 Workflow and Conclusion.

Thanks to everyone (particularly the HPR community news hosts) for the complementary comments. I enjoyed everything involved with narrating and producing the series, learnt a hell of a lot in the process, discovering as I went along that I was entering the world of the voice over artist. Your comments Ken on creative commons last month I felt were spot on and I’m happy to have made a contribution to CC community via HPR.

Geddes


MrX says: Great first show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2322 which was released on 2017-06-27 by bjb entitled A bit of background on virtualenvwrapper

Sorry for taking so long to comment but I’m always running many shows behind and just listened to yours last night, I felt I had to comment.

Just wanted to say many thanks for a great first show, enjoyed it so much that I listened to it twice, very concise and clear covering a confusing topic. I never until now fully understood the difference between .bas_profile and .bashrc. Your show notes also put mine to shame.

Look forward to hearing another one whenever you get a chance. I know for myself finding the time can be difficult.

Best regards MrX


Jonathan Kulp says: Kobo anagrams to Book

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2337 which was released on 2017-07-18 by Jon Kulp entitled The Kobo Aura eReader

Thanks for leaving your comment, lostnbronx. Glad to hear you enjoyed the episode. One thing I neglected to mention and I might not even have realized when I recorded the episode is that the name of the device is an anagram of the word "book." I'm definitely loving my Kobo. I should probably load it up with your latest book haha!


lostnbronx says: Great Overview

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2337 which was released on 2017-07-18 by Jon Kulp entitled The Kobo Aura eReader

I have a Kobo Aura, and I really love it. I also have a 2nd gen Kindle, which is a very nice device, but the Kobo definitely beats it.

This was an excellent look at an excellent product. I've owned mine for a while now, yet you still taught me a few new tricks. Great job!


Kevin O'Brien says: On the way

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2343 which was released on 2017-07-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Healthcare in the Netherlands, from a series on Health and Healthcare

b-yeezi, I already recorded several shows on the U.S. system and they will be coming out over the next weeks.


b-yeezi says: Unexpectedly interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2343 which was released on 2017-07-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Healthcare in the Netherlands, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I am really surprised how much I enjoyed this episode. It seems like a good system. Can you do the U.S.'s system next?


Windigo says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2338 which was released on 2017-07-19 by Quvmoh entitled Binaural recording 2 off to work, from a series on Sound Scapes

I've been listening to HPR episodes I've missed, and just recently caught your previous episode about how you create these recordings. Thanks for the follow-up!


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2338 which was released on 2017-07-19 by Quvmoh entitled Binaural recording 2 off to work, from a series on Sound Scapes

Wow, that started off really creepy. I couldn't tell they were sounds from the podcast and thought it was happening in my office!


ClaudioM says: Re: Nostalgia

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

Glad you enjoyed it, Dave! I'll be downloading Open Adventure on my Fedora laptop to see if it will compile there since it wouldn't work in Termux. I did get Zork to work using Frotz in Termux (it's available in the repo for Termux and the Zork game files are downloadable online), so I'll surely be doing an episode on that soon as a sequel to this one.


klaatu says: homebrew virtual envs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2333 which was released on 2017-07-12 by b-yeezi entitled VirtualenvWrapper for Fish Shell

I'm not a fan of fish, but I love your homemade virtual env. I did something somewhat similar in bash at my old job, and it worked pretty well. When I stumbled across virtualenv, I just used that.


Dave Morriss says: Nostalgia

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

This was great!

At my first job at the University of Lancaster around 1977/78 there was a copy of Adventure installed on the ICL 1900 mainframe which many of us played during lunch breaks. We had the FORTRAN source and were not above peeking at it to try and work out some of the puzzles! It was quite addictive, I remember.

Thanks for the show.


ClaudioM says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

Thanks, Kevin. I hope to actually give Frotz a try with the Zork code that is available online so that I can do an episode on it.


Kevin says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

Right with you on this. I was born in 1966. Very interesting to go over origin of games and where they are now. Would love to hear more like this.



admin says: congrates

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Nice episode, Biene.
And congratulations to your first HPR


Canadianbob says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2327 which was released on 2017-07-04 by JWP entitled A Texan's view on Why only a Native Born person can be President

A completely silly rule if you ask me. It's especially true in a country populated by immigrants.

We have no such rule for Heads of State or Head of Government here in Canada.

The country didn't come to an end.


Dave Morriss says: Hmm, Glasgow Podsoldering anyone?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2329 which was released on 2017-07-06 by Dave Morriss entitled Building a Digital Clock Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Hi Dave,

I hope you have fun with the build.

I'm imagining a bit of last-minute soldering at the back of a bar in Glasgow :-)


Dave Lee says: Just bought one

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2329 which was released on 2017-07-06 by Dave Morriss entitled Building a Digital Clock Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I've just bought one of these because of this episode. £4.27.

Depending on timings, I might bring it to Podcrawl so you can inspect my work! ;-)


Kevin O'Brien says: Jezra is correct

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2327 which was released on 2017-07-04 by JWP entitled A Texan's view on Why only a Native Born person can be President

That is why John McCain (born in Panama) was eligible to run for President.


jezra says: Not native born: natural born

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2327 which was released on 2017-07-04 by JWP entitled A Texan's view on Why only a Native Born person can be President

The requirement isn't to be native born; the requirement is to be a "natural born" citizen. This means that one needs to be a citizen at time of birth.

A newborn is considered a "natural born" citizen of the US if the child has at least one parent with US citizenship. The children of any US citizen are natural born US citizens, regardless of location of birth.


Dave Morriss says: Clear as mud? :-)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2317 which was released on 2017-06-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - extglob and scp, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Jon,

I hope it helped, if only a little. I got quite carried away by the investigation, and perhaps shouldn't have brain-dumped it all into an episode! It was quite fun though.


Jonathan Kulp says: Clarity!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2317 which was released on 2017-06-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - extglob and scp, from a series on Bash Scripting

Well, sort of. Many thanks for this follow-up episode, Dave. I think I understand it better now but I might not. Just one of those things, you know?


b-yeezi says: Great Show. My follow-up to com

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2322 which was released on 2017-06-27 by bjb entitled A bit of background on virtualenvwrapper

Thanks for the excellent show. I learned a lot about the underpinnings behind python virtual environments and how programs like virturalenvwrapper exploits them. You have inspired me to create a follow-up episode about how I to create a virtualenvwrapper-like experience for the Fish shell.


Dave Morriss says: AWK series/ DEC hardware

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2320 which was released on 2017-06-23 by JWP entitled Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Hi JWP,

Most interesting show. I'd love to visit that museum!

Thanks for the mention of the AWK series here on HPR. I should point out that it's a joint series being produced by b-yeezi and myself. The next episode is in early July.

I was delighted to hear you talk about Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). I spent a good bit of my work life managing a DEC VAXcluster, running OpenVMS. This was the system used by students and staff at the university where I worked. We also had two AlphaServers there later, one running OpenVMS and the other Digital Unix. I thought DEC stuff was great!


Dave Morriss says: Re: CC licenses and subscription model

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Thanks Dave,

Your comment on the licensing issue is useful. I was confused by the fact that Magnatune offer commercial licenses by subscription (see http://magnatune.com/info/licensing) but the license for non-commercial use is Creative Commons by-nc-sa, which I now understand is perpetual.

The subscription model has changed. In the very earliest days there were several, and you could buy individual albums, including on CD (I have a few). I think a monthly "all you can eat" subscription followed that: I was a monthly subscriber for many years. Finally, about 5 years ago they changed to only offering a lifetime subscription. I imagine this significantly reduced their overheads.

There's a blog where their business model has been discussed, for example: http://blogs.magnatune.com/buckman/2010/03/new-business-model-for-magnatune.html


Dave Lee says: CC licenses and subscription model

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Still listening to the show actually, only started this afternoon... :-)

CC licenses are irrevocable.
https://creativecommons.org/faq/#what-if-i-change-my-mind-about-using-a-cc-license

Also, you mentioned Amie Magnatune changing their subscription model, is this why you can't sign up monthly anymore?


Ken Fallon says: Great more shows

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Great Idea - That would be two shows. :)


NYbill says: "Do not reply in the comments"

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

WHAT! Task master...

Ken cracks the HPR whip. :P


NYbill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Heh Jon, I had the motherboard in my back pack (fixed) for two months! (This episode's recording started quite a while ago.)

I planned to give the thing back to Marcus when I saw him. Turns out, he has quit his job here in NY and gone back to Florida! Oo

I talked with him in IRC, he told be to use it or give it to someone else in the LUG. I would have to pull apart one of my two desktops to test it. We'll see...


Jonathan Kulp says: I'll do a show next time

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

In that case maybe next time I should do a 30-second episode where I ask Bill whether it worked or not. How does that sound, Ken?


Ken Fallon says: Do not reply in the comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Hey NYBill,

The reply to that needs to be a show in itself !


Jonathan Kulp says: The suspense is killing me

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Come ON, man! Don't leave us hanging. Did it WORK?!


NYbill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Hey Dave, I grew up in the 70's! I'm not sure you can tell me to get off your lawn. ;)

Ok, maybe you can. But, I'll defiantly stand at the edge shaking a fist!

Joking aside, a lot of solder these days is going lead free. The stuff being used these days has a higher melting point. This can be an issue on something like a motherboard. Its densely packed and has multiple layers. All of those layers are trying to dissipate the heat you're trying to apply to one component. Sit there too long and you can start damaging things next to the component you're trying to replace.

You need to get in, heat something up quick, and get out. The hot air station did the trick.

However, this was an edge case for me. I get by with just my soldering pen 99% of the time.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Very interesting show (as always)!

The issue of the type of solder used on motherboards like this is something I have never heard about before. That means my recently bought Chinese Hakko clone soldering station will not handle it I guess. Time for a cheap hot air gun perhaps.

Also, my knowledge of capacitors is at 1960's school Physics level, so hearing more about what's out there now was fascinating.

More shows like this would be most welcome!


rtsn says: good episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2291 which was released on 2017-05-15 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled Arch on CELES

Good interesting episode, you have a great voice for podcasting for sure, looking forward hearing more episodes from you in the future!



Ken Fallon says: Comment limit

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

What a waste of shows !

I think we should limit comments to - "Please see my show ${new_show}" :)


rtsn says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2287 which was released on 2017-05-09 by dodddummy entitled Desparately Seeking Saving RMS - Introduction

Good episode! I'm looking forward to hearing more from you on this interesting project.


Dave Morriss says: Using echo, printf and ls

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi clacke,

Your comment made me think about the way I have been using echo in this series. I may have said this at some point, but maybe not: I was primarily using it to demonstrate how expansion was working. I don't use it in that way to view directory contents and so forth.

Expansions like the ones here are used in many contexts, as you know. Back in my early days of using Unix (we had Sun, HP, DEC, Silicon Graphics and Apollo systems around at various times at the university I worked at), with a variety of shells. I think As an aside, I hated csh and tcsh the most!

There were time when I'd type something like:

rm *.msg

and get back an error like "too many files". That was because the expansion of '*.msg' resulted in 'rm' getting maybe thousands of file names, which it couldn't cope with. I got in the habit of doing stuff like:

echo *.msg | wc -w

to warn me of such potential problems. Maybe even 'echo' would fail sometimes with "too many files" (or similar), but I don't remember now. Maybe 'ls' would have been a better choice back then. However, for this series I felt it "got in the way" a bit more, as it were :-)

Your points about printf are well taken. I did mention it earlier in this series, and showed its use in various contexts. However, it probably deserves a show all of its own!

Yes, I had discovered:

$ printf "%s
" *.msg

a while back and was surprised it printed out its arguments one per line. Some other 'printf' implementations reject such things because there are more arguments than format specifiers. The Bash 'printf' behaviour is better in my opinion.

Better stop - Ken will accuse me of wasting another show opportunity!


Dave Morriss says: On recording

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I also like to prepare notes first, and as soon as possible after they are done, record. That way the ideas are all fresh in my mind. I use the notes as a structure but mostly ad-lib the audio. Reading the notes is a big mistake as far as I am concerned. Since the first HPR show I did I do not rehearse.

Years ago (late 1970's) I used to teach evening classes in an Adult Education centre (Pascal, BASIC). I evolved a similar style there, and constructed notes which became hand-outs for the students. Amusingly they were printed on a line-printer, and I'd written my own text-processor to generate them (think early but less convenient Markdown).

As to audio editing, I do edit. I hesitate and 'um' and 'er' a lot and I deal with these by (light) silence truncation and removal of a proportion of 'um/er' patterns. I can edit a lot faster now than when I started, but it's just a personal foible. Without editing I find my audio irritating to listen to and assume others will too!


clacke says: On using echo

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

The tip about using echo is great, and I've used it many times. Lately though, I've started using printf because it can help me see some weird filenames, and also helps with long filenames.

One could use `ls` too, or rather `ls -d` to not expand any directories listed, and it might be the instinctive thing to do but in the case of a lot of files, actually just printing the parameters is faster, because regardless whether you just want to see the file names, `ls` also inspects each and every one of the files to figure out how to e.g. color it.

Now, here's what I do with printf:

# Show all the names with single quotes around them.

$ printf "'%s' " /some/directory/and/wild*card; echo

# Show all the names on separate lines.

$ printf "%s
" /gnu/store/*-theprogram-2.0*

The latter one is what I literally do when looking for things in my Guix or Nix store, because those file names are all so long, and it's helpful to get one per line.


clacke says: How people record

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

It would be interesting to have an overview of how various people choose to prepare and record their episodes, for newcomers to get some idea of what might suit them.

The way I have done it recently is to write the show notes and while I do so, basically play in my head what I will say about them, and then come up with side tracks I ought to provide references to, etc.

I don't rehearse, and lately I haven't cut anything out either.

Earlier, I've cut my episodes a bit, because I had gone off track or there was too much ambient noise when I've been out walking, but now I'm aiming for as little threshold as possible before I publish. I had that one episode that I procrastinated for a year because I wanted to edit it down for length. Finally I just published it.

Worse is better. For me, anyway.


clacke says: GNU Stow in the pipeline

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

A GNU Stow show is in the pipeline! Pipeline visible as https://social.heldscal.la/clacke/tag/hprep .

No promises on ETA or in what order I decide to tackle these subjects! The one I'm working on now is the history of video envelope formats.


clacke says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2325 which was released on 2017-06-30 by Ahuka entitled Insurance - How It Works, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thanks for this overview of the underlying issues!

As a point of reference, Sweden used to have full government funding and government provision of services, except for dental care where we had private providers.

These days, all types of services follow the dental care model: The patient can choose where to go, and the government "insurance" pays for the services. It's called an insurance, but is paid through the employment tax and the premium is determined entirely by the salary.

You can also add a private health care insurance, and get access to further clinics and services, shorter queues, etc.

Counties license providers, so while in some sense anybody qualified to provide services can do so, each county may uphold e.g. a certain quota of private vs public providers.


folky says: More ;-)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2313 which was released on 2017-06-14 by klaatu entitled NilFS2, from a series on Filesystems

Thank you for a good show once. I would really like to test NILFS myself. Could you write down your examples, please?


Jonathan Kulp says: absquatulate

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2309 which was released on 2017-06-08 by Jon Kulp entitled Crowdsourcing Accessibility, from a series on Accessibility

Great page! I like the reference to the following words as well: sockdolager, hornswoggle and absquatulate. Gotta start using those...


Dave Morriss says: Interesting project; interesting word

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2309 which was released on 2017-06-08 by Jon Kulp entitled Crowdsourcing Accessibility, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon,

A most interesting project with an ingenious solution!

I like 'bloviate' too. In investigating its etymology I found an article on "World Wide Words", where I often go for information on unusual words. I found this, which you might like: http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-blo1.htm


Mongo says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2305 which was released on 2017-06-02 by Mongo entitled Configuring an HP Laptop for Dual Boot Linux and Windows 10

Steve, thanks for the comment. There seems to be a perception that Windows 10 is harder to deal with than previous versions, and it really isn't. I hope the show helps someone get started on a useful project.


Bob Jonkman says: Fixing dead pixels

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

A Quick'n'Dirty way to sometimes fix dead pixels is to press on the LCD screen (as you described), but apply the pressure when you power on. I'm not sure what happens, but something seems to fuse in place, and the pixel works again. Don't know if it'll work on an entire column of pixels...

--Bob.


Steve says: Excellent tutorial

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2305 which was released on 2017-06-02 by Mongo entitled Configuring an HP Laptop for Dual Boot Linux and Windows 10

This was an excellent tutorial on how to get dual deployment working. If I ever need to do this or know someone that does, I will send them here.


b-yeezi says: GNU Stow please

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

I would love an episode on GNU Stow. I've heard good things about it, but haven't tried it yet. I would love to hear you're you use it.


clacke says: Theme song is up

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

It's there now. Great, thanks!



jwp says: great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2284 which was released on 2017-05-04 by mirwi entitled Resurrecting a dead ethernet switch

wow hard ware really can last forever


jwp says: Hi Dave

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Dave good to here you again on the air waves great content


b-yeezi says: xfdashboard

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2304 which was released on 2017-06-01 by Shane Shennan entitled Using Gnome 3 for the First Time

Great show. I currently use Gnome and XFCE on different computers. If you like the dashboard from gnome, you should check out xfdashboard for XFCE. If provides a Gnome-like dashboard experience. You just need to change the keyboard call xfdashboard instead of the normal XFCE launcher.


MrX says: re: See show 1986

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi Dave thanks for getting back to me, yes this would be a more eloquent solution, I remember listening to the show and really enjoying it though I was unable to give it the full attention it deserved, these days free time is in short supply.

The stats page is exactly what I'm looking for and it should be very easy for me to grab the required info from it. I seem to remember you and Ken mentioning the stats page on more that one occasion, if only I'd taken the time to look at it, oh well it was a good learning experience.

At some point I'll redo my script and post an updated show time permitting

best regards

MrX


Dave Morriss says: See show 1986

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi Mr X,

I haven't listened yet, but judging from the notes this looks like a great topic, and an interesting show.

You might find it useful to look at my show 1986, one of the sed series. In it, in example 2, I showed how to parse the current queue level out of the stats file you can look at on the HPR site. The link to the example is:

http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1986/full_shownotes.html#example-2

The link to the stats you'd need is in the Links section of that show, and I also mention it in show 2255.

You might prefer the challenge of scraping HTML, but this is a pretty easy route to the information you want

Dave


MrX says: Re. Strange urge to make a show...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2292 which was released on 2017-05-16 by MrX entitled Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 1, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Dave Sorry for the long delay in replying to this I'm terrible at checking for comments, many thanks for the kind words glad you enjoyed it.

MrX


Windigo says: Excellent advice

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2288 which was released on 2017-05-10 by Knox entitled Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python

Virtualenv was something I didn't get into until later into my learning, and it made things much nicer to work with. Thanks for bringing attention to it!

Don't tell Ken or Dave, but I'll look into doing some Django shows.


MrX says: Re you don't need to scrape

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi Ken sorry for the delay in replying as I've been on holiday.

Thanks for the comment, very good to know, never thought about asking for a special page generally when you visit a site you get what you see and I would never normally think about asking for something tailored for my own very specific needs.

My script was hacked together and I just wanted the job done I'm sure there are better ways to do it, it was a good learning experience.

As it stands the script downloads the calender page and grabs the numeric value of the number of shows in the queue. It only gets run once a day and shouldn't put much of a strain on the HPR servers even in the unlikely event that many people find it useful.

Basically I need to capture the number of shows left in the HPR queue. I would imagine the simplest way would be to serve a page giving a numeric value of the number of shows in the HPR queue. If you can arrange for that or think of a better solution that would be great.

I'll then have a think about how to modify my script and perhaps if I get time will do a quick follow up show

Cheers MrX


Dave Morriss says: Glad you found it useful

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yes, I'm going to use nullglob in scripts now for sure.

There may be side-effects in other parts of a script - I'm not sure - so I'll turn it off once I've finished with it.


clacke says: Thanks!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

I have written a few scripts in my day that do something like first putting a glob in parenthesis, then double-checking whether the array is longer than one, and if it's just length one, check that that thing is a thing and not just the wildcard.

Should have used nullglob. Next time I will!



jwp says: True Love

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2290 which was released on 2017-05-12 by Ken Fallon entitled How to change the height of your Ironing board

Its pure love.
You have no minions for that process?
And his subjects gathered around him like the leafs on a tree?
:)


jwp says: Nice litle Distro Review

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2295 which was released on 2017-05-19 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled MX Linux, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Wow you always seem to find soemthing new to review. I think maybe This had to with the old Memphis project at some point?

Kind Regrads

JWP


jwp says: Sound Quality

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2300 which was released on 2017-05-26 by JWP entitled The first Intel CompuStick

Hi I listened to my own I will try to make the sound quality better



Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Glad you liked the show. We had fun making it since we were in the same room and actually listened to the tracks in real time.

I mark all my shows explicit since it means "stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt", and that's what I aim for. They aren't meant to be offensive though (unless you hate detail).

:-)


Jonas says: Great Info.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2286 which was released on 2017-05-08 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Surviving a Stroke, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I appreciate you sharing your story. More people need to talk about the human side of hackers. I'll put you in the same group as sigflup regarding personal stories. This is really appreciated.

The more we talk about strokes, brain injury, schizophrenia, depression, and many others, I think the better we all will be. I think it's important to know we are not alone when we have difficulties along the way. Thanks again.


Jonas says: Welcome back!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Great to hear you on the audio waves again Dave!
While listening, I was wondering if you were going to say you got the rest of the family to switch. Sorry to hear, no such luck. At least you're saving a third or fourth of the previous total.

Personally I trim rather than shave, so haven't spend money on a razor in forever.
I might start again after this show though. I like the idea of the soap stick. I have not heard of that before. Sounds like it's worth a shot. I remember my Grandfather had a double ended safety razor. I'm not sure what happened to it. I'm sure his son picked it up after he passed away.

Saving money on everyday things goes a long way on the yearly totals. Great show. Good to hear you back again. I'm looking forward to hearing more, techie nor not.


Jonas says: Great listen.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Thanks so much for the alternate music pics from Magnatune. I always thought it was more for classical music since that was the origin. I definitely appreciate hearing thought on different music. I like most of the genre in the show.

P.S. I nearly fell out of my chair when I was listening and the TTS said the show had Dave and then that it had an explicit tag.

Now I have more for my playlist.


Jonas says: I did not know that.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2298 which was released on 2017-05-24 by brian entitled Phantom Power Drain

Great info. I didn't realize you could troubleshoot using such a small measurement. My truck is getting older and may need this info eventually. Thanks for the show!


brian says: oops

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2298 which was released on 2017-05-24 by brian entitled Phantom Power Drain

Those show notes have a pretty good typo... It should read milliamps, not millivolts... Sorry.


Ken Fallon says: I check this one while processing

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

Very funny clacke. I'm adding that to the list for others to use.


Ken Fallon says: You don't need to scrape

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi MrX,

Haven't listened to the show yet but you don't need to scrape hpr. This is your network and if you want a statistics we can give it to you. There is this page http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php but if there is an easier format to get the information, we can make it.

Ken,


Dave Morriss says: scp is a bit of a hack!!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi clacke.

I had been messing with scp using the -v option which generates a lot of information. You can see it connecting via ssh then, if the original command was:

scp -v dave@rpi4:'scptest/*.{mp3,ogg}' .

it sends across:

scp -v -f scptest/*.{mp3,ogg}

where the quotes prevent local expansion and the (undocumented) -f option in the command marks it as running on the remote end.

I don't know how this mechanism deals with names with spaces and so forth, but I imagine it's nasty. It needs some experiments. My ideas for a "brief" show about this subject look doomed to be "l o n g" :-)

I think rsync will talk to a remote server (never used it) but I'd expect it would need to exist before the transfer.


clacke says: scp brace expansion??!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Dave, I had no idea scp would do brace expansion on the server side. That's quite unexpected, and quite the discovery!

I tried it with rsync, and rsync *also* supports it. That made me suspicious.

As I feared, it seems to mean it runs the server side of rsync (and of scp) through the shell. Testing confirms it. If I want to (explicitly) copy files with spaces in the names, the quoting nightmare starts. :-(

So what started out as a happy discovery just turned into another disappointment in how broken our software is.

All this time, I had assumed that rsync started a server with no specific arguments, and then communicated over the rsync protocol which files to get. I guess I've been lucky all these years and avoided explicitly naming weird file names.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Welcome back to the podosphere, Dave.


Jonathan Kulp says: Ken is smiling

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Dave, somehow I suspected when I asked whether this worked with secure copy that it would end up becoming another show from you. You're the best!


Dave Morriss says: TMTOWTDI

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

"There's more than one way to do it" - Larry Wall (actually he was talking about Perl, but it works here)

I'm glad I helped you to get where you wanted to be (even though I realise I wasn't quite answering your original question).

Having researched this and thought about it a bit I started putting together a brief(ish) HPR show about it.


Jonathan Kulp says: Details, details...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Aha! As always the devil is in the details. This last comment you left gave me the hint I needed. I was putting the asterisk in the wrong place and also using parentheses instead of curly braces. The following command works just like I want:

scp *.{mp3,ogg}
jonserver:~/destination/dir/

Thanks, Dave!


Dave Morriss says: SCP without extended globs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

It didn't occur to me at the time to try this (on rpi5, pulling files off a remote machine):

$ scp dave@desktop:'scptest/a??w.{txt,dat}' .
dave@desktop's password: ...

This works. The quotes prevent there being two scp invocations with associated password prompts.


clacke says: Tickling

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

Beautiful episode. The love is clearly audible all across the microphone, the internet and my speaker.


Ethan William says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

Thank you


Dave Morriss says: SCP is a bit weird

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Jon,

Glad you enjoyed the show.

To look into this I did the usual thing of creating a directory 'scptest' and making files in it:

$ touch scptest/{a,b}{00..10}{a..z}.{dat,txt}

I could copy selected files TO a remote directory:

$ scp scptest/*(???y.txt|???y.dat) dave@rpi5:test/

However, on rpi5 I couldn't copy FROM the other machine.

I did find a solution, but it's quite long for a comment, and I'm not 100% sure I understand it. I tried it and it did copy the files I specified.

Ken would suggest a show on the subject, but perhaps if I pointed you to the link I found it might do the job :-)

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/103058/exclude-characters-for-scp-filepattern

See what you think.

Actually, I shunt files around a lot between systems, but I often tend to use 'rsync'. However, that's a whole other subject.


Jonathan Kulp says: Ride the Bus

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

What an excellent show! What I liked best was that I could hear you smiling when you talked about doing certain things with your daughter. This is great.

One thing I used to like to do with my kids when they were that age was to take them riding on the city bus, which is something we don't do for our normal travel. There's a bus route that picks up at the end of our street and ends up walking distance from Barnes & Noble bookstore. Having a destination that they liked and getting to ride on the bus was great fun for them at that age.


Jonathan Kulp says: What about with SCP?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Dave,

This was a really excellent show! Just the kind of stuff that I wish I had known for about the last 10 years. I tried something after listening to this that worked wonderfully as long I was long as I was just doing a list command, but when I tried the same thing using secure copy to get the same list of arguments, it didn't work.

What I wanted to do was to push all MP3 and OGG files in a given directory over to my server in a single command, excluding the HTML and markdown files in the same directory.

The following command worked perfectly to **list** all of the MP3s and OGGs: "ls *(*.mp3|*.ogg)", but when I tried the same arguments with SCP it failed. Have you tried doing these kinds of expansions with secure copy?


rtsn says: !

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2267 which was released on 2017-04-11 by sigflup entitled Our Digital Art

Good episode! Wonderful to see more art related episodes in HPR.


rtsn says: Great episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2263 which was released on 2017-04-05 by fth entitled Freak Does Geek

Thanks for a really interesting and enjoyable episode. I think it's healthy and important to question and consider concepts we, to some extent, take for granted, like how visual perception shapes our world view.

Looking forward to hearing more from you two.


David Morriss says: This was great

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

I loved this. It brought back such memories.

For what it's worth, we collected loads of "craftable" stuff when my two kids were small. I found a large box full of it in the attic when tidying last year. Stuff like egg cartons, cardboard tubes, cardboard boxes (flattened), washed food trays, lollipop sticks and similar, straws... You get the idea.

Play was with all of these and PVA glue/sticky tape, and sometimes paint. You can bet that all manner of fantastic structures were built.


dodddummy says: Nice show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

For what it's worth, I smiled through most of this show.


Windigo says: Timely

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

I've got a daughter on the way, so advice from those "in the trenches" is always appreciated.


Dave Morriss says: Strange urge to make a show...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2292 which was released on 2017-05-16 by MrX entitled Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 1, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

I had a terrible urge to make another HPR show after listening to this. See episode 2302 :-)

Great show by the way. I feel I might have an inkling about what amateur radio is all about after listening to this series.


BiasOpinion says: More Python Help Please

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2288 which was released on 2017-05-10 by Knox entitled Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python

Long time programmer, trying to learn Python on my spare time.
Very helpful. Just what I needed!

Like that you convey the information without an ego getting in the way!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the explanation

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2281 which was released on 2017-05-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks, that helps to explain things.

Just as an aside, in my day JCL was a more generic term used on many of the mainframes I used - ICL, CDC, Burroughs.

At the university I worked at we were wooed by IBM in the mid-1980s who tried to sell us a machine to run VM/CMS I think. I forget what it was. So no I have experience of IBM's JCL happily!


dodddummy says: Thatnks for the tip

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2287 which was released on 2017-05-09 by dodddummy entitled Desparately Seeking Saving RMS - Introduction

It was rough going for me in the early years without forums and chat rooms but the hardest part was me being an idiot.

I hadn't heard of virtural rms. Will give it a go. I'm just now installing some FSF approved distros. I think I'll give each a week and chose one.


Mirwi says: Entertaining

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2272 which was released on 2017-04-18 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled In Which Our Hero Takes 4 Hours to Install Hyper-V Server 2012

I'm sure you know, but you have such a great voice. You can read out the phone book to us and I will enjoy listening!

Thanks for the show.

Michael


droops says: Great episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2288 which was released on 2017-05-10 by Knox entitled Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python

Very technical and cool, please keep them coming!


Jo says: Hacker

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2289 which was released on 2017-05-11 by sigflup entitled Sendy Send. Tell if your email has been read!!

Just of calling out that some email clients allow you to block HTML emails to go out and fetch resources like images unless you explicitly allow downloads from that specific email address or domain.
It's a great security feature.
People who use it will be able to read your email without you knowing unless they mark you as trusted and allow the client to download resources.


Brenda J. Butler says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2287 which was released on 2017-05-09 by dodddummy entitled Desparately Seeking Saving RMS - Introduction

I was glad to hear your podcast about being a more conscientious free software user. I was very impressed to hear you started out alone, without peers to talk to and help.

Have you heard of vrms? It's a debian package (maybe available on other platforms) - "virtual RMS" - it checks what you have installed on your machine and sends you a monthly email with a list of non-free software. So it could help with your goal of moving more towards the free software ideal.

I'm not all they way there myself, but I'm always trying to be more free.

Re: the tracking/EULA/DMA stuff, for your Android software you can use the fdroid repo instead of google play. It is all open source packages, and the installer will let you see the required permissions before you install. So even though it is all "open source" it is not all desirable and you do want to check the required permissions before you install.

I find I am limited in what I can install on my phone, but like you, I have a bit of patience.


Tony Hughes says: Pi Zero W

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2271 which was released on 2017-04-17 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspberry Pi Zero W, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hi droops, you'll be lucky to be able to use the pi zeroW to teach a class as at the moment you can still only order them one at a time :-(


Tony Hughes says: Fatigue

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2286 which was released on 2017-05-08 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Surviving a Stroke, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Hi Clinton, yes the fatigue does gradually go away. It's different for everyone, with me it's mainly gone now but if I over do it a couple of days in a row I do feel it. I was warned it could last for up to 12 months, but thankfully that has largely not been the case and I'm fitter now than I was before the stroke, having lost 22lb and started regular exercise by walking.


Clinton Roy says: Fatigue

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2286 which was released on 2017-05-08 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Surviving a Stroke, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for this Tony.

Forgive me if I missed it, but do you expect to eventually get over the post stroke fatigue?


Roan says: Mechanical saftey razors

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Great episode. Made the switch to a double blade safety razor myself about two years ago. Found a set in my local pharmacy for twenty US dollars. Came with the handle/razor holder and about twenty blades. Two months ago was the first time I had to purchase replacement blades.


Shane Shennan says: Intriguing!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2266 which was released on 2017-04-10 by klaatu entitled Gamebooks: Lone Wolf, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thank you very the great show and the link to the free books.


dodddummy says: dodddummy

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2281 which was released on 2017-05-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

dodddummy is a play on the mainframe equivalent of /dev/null

In proper syntax of the DD, data description JCL statement. Comes from my 'friends' trying to describe my prowess.

//DO DD DUMMY

Most like pronounced
D-O D-D DUMMY

Or perhaps
DO D-D DUMMY

by people who work with JCL(Job Control Language).


dodddummy says: Got it

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

Makes sense.


Jonathan Kulp says: well done

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2284 which was released on 2017-05-04 by mirwi entitled Resurrecting a dead ethernet switch

I loved hearing this! I really like the real-time fixing a broken object part of it, but I would also like to hear more explanation of some of the stuff you were talking about with respect to measurements using the multimeter and analysis using the oscilloscope. Great show!


Krayon says: Good job!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2284 which was released on 2017-05-04 by mirwi entitled Resurrecting a dead ethernet switch

Good job mirwi, if only all hardware was so easy to get into and repair :/


dodddummy says: Dave! The whole time i was wondering

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Glad to see you again, Dave. You made it just in time. I don't think I could have kept it between the ditches much longer.

The whole time I was wondering, "How did he get the rest of his family to switch?"

I haven't shaved in two years but Clarke Howard claims he reuses double blade razors for months without nicking himself.

http://clark.com/news/clark-howard/clarks-bargains/clark-reaches-12-month-mark-using-single-disposabl/ncxf/


Quvmoh says: Smooth show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Dave! Back from the dead Like hearing from a long lost friend.. Great show I use a little bottle of shave secret http://www.shavesecret.com/ just a couple drops rubbed in and you can do a full shave. Have a great week.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Well, that's a great comment! Thank you.

My principle is to find stuff I don't understand (or didn't in the past) and share what I have learnt to help anyone who wants to grasp whatever it is.

I have just uploaded part 2 of this two-parter, so there's more to come :-)

I hope you manage to make episodes of your own. For my first one I wrote notes for HPR, but also made myself a list of the points I wanted to cover, and rehearsed the episode before the final recording. Whatever gives you enough confidence to do it!


Windigo says: Very interesting possibility

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2274 which was released on 2017-04-20 by JWP entitled First Microsoft Surface Pro Ubuntu 16.04 Dual boot

I didn't realize that installing any kind of Linux on a Surface was a possibility; a whole new category of hardware to re-purpose!

Thanks for another great episode. :)


unverified says: You Rock

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I've been meaning to comment somewhere on the site about how great a resource the site is but if were nothing but "Dave Morris Reads The Manpages" I'd gladly listen.
Your attention to detail and calm mannerism is very pleasant and that it happens you cover the good stuff any nix user needs to get a handle on is just perfect.

When there is a lull I'll go through them all again.....and again.

Thanks for holding up far more than your end of the podcast.

Ill try to break past the public speaking phobias and help.
And help with tags too.


M1rr0r5h4d35 says: Sounds Awesome!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2277 which was released on 2017-04-25 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Outernet and other projects

When I recorded this, I was hoping someone out there who had more experience with any of these could shed some more light on them for the rest of us. I have been considering getting one of the kits, but I have to much going on right now. Looking forward to your episode!


Lowtek Morgellon says: Outernet User

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2277 which was released on 2017-04-25 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Outernet and other projects

Hi, enjoyed your episode. I have had an Outernet receiver up and running for a few months now. It's definitely a neat project.
My biggest issue is with the $9 CHiP. It's always locking up or powering off. I'm planning to switch back to the old OS and a rpi for stability.
The $9 CHiPs are now impossible to find, so the Outernet guys are working on their own dedicated hardware that includes the processor and sdr all on one board. It's currently code named Dreamcatcher.
I'll try to sit down tonight when I get home and record a companion to your episode and give a full review of my experience with the Outernet.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Brenda

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

Thanks for your comments.

There is a GitLab instance with a repository which holds some of the public code:
http://gitlab.anhonesthost.com/HPR/HPR_Public_Code

Your suggestion for the transition from the old to a new tag system is pretty much what I had in mind, but we haven't yet discussed all the issues amongst the Admins.

The site is not static, though there have been discussions about making it so. I take your point that there's a conflict between having a static site and offering tag query features though.


Dave Morriss says: Tags and Series

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

Thanks gws. It wasn't so much the storage issue I was referring to, more the logic of the suggested change. I do like what you're proposing though.

Sorry you got bitten by this crappy comment system.


Ken Fallon says: It is a syndicated show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

As per the summary "A sample show of the nixers podcast."

Submitted under the guideline:
http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#syndication

"We do not syndicate non HPR Shows.

HPR is founded on the principle of Hackers sharing knowledge. For this reason we are only releasing material created exclusively for HPR. We will continue to promote new podcasts and other creative commons material, but if you wish to have your show aggregated, then please contact our sister site Hacker Media.

That said, if there is a piece of creative commons content that you would like to promote, then feel free to record a regular show. There you can introduce the content and explain why it is important, providing links to where we can get more information etc., and then include one example episode. "

I've contacted stank to see if we can help out with Hacker Media as well, so that there is a place to put syndicated content.


doddummy says: I liked the show but...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

I enjoyed the show. But, I'm curious if this counts as a syndicated show not created for HPR.

I repeat. I liked the show. In fact I've added to my list.


Brenda J. Butler says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

I'm new to HPR, sorry if I make comments that show ignorance of how you do things. Please point me to resources, I'll be happy to read up.

I'm not a big DB expert either, but like you have used some DBs and have a little experience. Also a bit of experience making a couple of database-backed web sites.

I like the idea of the third design of tags.

I would also change the HPR episode intake process to make any new tags in the new format - have a cutover date/time after which all the new entries in the database use the new tagging scheme (populate the new tags tables and not the old tags fields. In fact, even remove the old tags fields to avoid confusion about which set of tags is the "right" set). That way you only have to do that "populate the new tag fields from the old tag fields" step once, at cutover time. You could keep a copy of the old site (and update it) for a while until confident the new site works properly.

I don't know how the HPR web site is served, I got the impression from your series that it is static pages generated from a DB. Perhaps you generate a new set of pages when a new episode is added to the DB. I think you cannot go this way if you want to use that query you developed, "what other shows have at least one of the tags that this show has". Or at least, it will be difficult to implement.

Can I read somewhere about the way the web site is served, the tech stack, etc? Is there a public repo for the code (read-only acceptable)?

Thanks for all your great, extensive show notes! Really appreciated.


nstr says: !

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

Thanks for a wonderful show on a subject I had no idea could be so interesting. I hope to hear more on this. Keep it up!


rtsn says: Good show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed this episode. Will try to make my own someday. Good episode and I hope to hear more from you in the future :)


droops says: Very Cool

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2271 which was released on 2017-04-17 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspberry Pi Zero W, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I am really excited to finally get my hands on one of these little ones. My kids and I have built several projects with my full sized ones and I want to teach a class next year using Raspi's.


gws says: tag vs. series

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

Variable-length columns like VARCHAR or CLOB should not balloon the size of your Tag table just by adding them; assuming even a moderately sane dbms those large and sparse objects would be stored in separate data structure (thing 'string pool') so you pay for what you use.

BTW my earlier comment was meant to say "Episode (left arrow) EpTag (right arrow) Tag" but I used angle brackets and the middle bit got swallowed by HTML.


Dave Morriss says: Series same as Tag?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

I think you have a point - except that the Series idea was originally designed to have two other significant attributes: a description and a public/private flag.

The description is an arbitrarily long text field, used to store HTML which is displayed in the web page for shows that are part of the series.

The public/private flag denotes whether the series is open to more contributors or not. Most modern series are public but some historical ones are private.

Changing the Tag table to include these attributes, to be used for "series" tags, is not impossible of course. It needs some thought.

Thanks for the suggestion.


gws says: series

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

A series is the same thing as a tag, if you need to distinguish them put another column on the Tag table. The join across Episode Tag is the same.


Dave Morriss says: Great show. We need more on this subject

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2273 which was released on 2017-04-19 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fountain Pens

I enjoyed this show a lot. Thanks for talking about pens, ink and paper. I think we need more shows on these subjects.

Maybe there are more enthusiasts in the HPR community who'd like to contribute :-)


Roan says: ahh the memories

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

Hi, was thinking about your show last night, and the memories of building model rockets as a kid.

There was a hobby shop near my home, and at one point it had a row of model rockets, motors, starter kits etc. One of the most exciting times was building a two stage rocket that used either C or D motors. I remember the thrill of watching the two stages go off and then chasing it across fields as the wind caught the parachute on its return to earth.

Thanks for a great episode.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Steve

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

I appreciate the comment.

I'm currently looking into how we can incorporate such features into the database - and modify all of the code around it.


Steve says: Make it so

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

As someone who is also not formally trained in database administration but nonetheless does quite a bit of database administration and development, what you have said and the conclusions you have drawn sound exactly right to me. I say, make it so.


droops says: Fountain Pens?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2273 which was released on 2017-04-19 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fountain Pens

Awesome!


Steve says: Been there

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2272 which was released on 2017-04-18 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled In Which Our Hero Takes 4 Hours to Install Hyper-V Server 2012

Entertaining episode. I have so been in situations similar to what you faced. Thanks for sharing.


JWP says: Great

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

Hi I really liked your talk about Plan 7. The keyboard I love the loud clicks to. And of course I also love Choc milk. So 3 gold stars for you :) - @ Ken this is the Uber geek stuff that Rocks me to the Core.


Frank says: Windows on top

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

Windows actually supports the always-on-top function. It just has no GUI means of activating it. But some programs use it, most prominently media players.

There are third-party tools which make it available globally, such as Ac'tivAid, written by the staff of German computer magazine c't. A quick English installation guide is at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pimp-windows-autohotkey-scripts-activaid-2/
Ac'tivAid also brings other Linux-Goodies, such as drag a window with Alt+LMB.


Les Orchard says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2266 which was released on 2017-04-10 by klaatu entitled Gamebooks: Lone Wolf, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Man, I loved these books back in Jr. High in the 80s. I would usually read/play these in class after I got classwork done. I could sneakily drop a pencil on the random number table and not get in trouble like I did a few times for rolling dice. Because I was one of those kids who rolled dice in class :)


Beeza says: Brilliant Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2263 which was released on 2017-04-05 by fth entitled Freak Does Geek

I rarely listen to an HPR episode which I don't find interesting to some extent. However, this one excelled in that just about everything was new to me.

The perspective of a visually impaired person of how the world "looks" was both rare and fascinating.

It would do all of us good to be reminded that the world is not perceived by everyone the same way.

I do hope that you produce some more shows soon.


Windigo says: Similar experience

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2264 which was released on 2017-04-06 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled At The Library

While living on the North coast of California, the library was more than just a repository for paper books; it was essentially a community center.

My partner and I attended talks and classes, spent time in-between appointments reading and using their wi-fi, and borrowed plenty of movies and books from our branch.

Libraries are a fantastic resource, and seem to be helping the least fortunate in our communities. :)


Mike Ray says: Pis or Pi's

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

The apostrophe is definitely wrong, but as a screen-reader user this is a thing I struggle with constantly when writing pages and blog posts. Writing Pis definitely gives a pronunciation that is undesirable. May be it would have been easier if Ebben Upton hadn't made the mistake of calling it a Pi instead of a Py. The Pi part was supposed to be short for Python but, hard to believe, he got it wrong


1F says: anti-hacker?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

Thanks for the episode. Loved it.

I consider S* hostile toward hackers, so while some of their innovations are interesting, I'm done with anything carrying the S* name. I have a ps3 collecting dust, and that was my final straw. When they take hackers and makers to court just for trying to do cool and interesting stuff, they show just how anti-maker they are.

They have the track record to prove how poor their treatment of the user community is. Remember Beta vs VHS? Remember Memory Stick? Long history of failed cool stuff.

Sometimes it's difficult to put these things down, as they are so cool, but on principle, I put them down now.

1F


Dave Morriss says: Pis or Pi's

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

I'd have added an apostrophe to the plural of Pi, but it's generally thought to be wrong (even though espeak then pronounces it in the non-urinary way). I have seen someone suggest it should be "Raspberries Pi" but that seems silly.


Clinton Roy says: Great Idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2264 which was released on 2017-04-06 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled At The Library

I should definitely do this my library :)



Quvmoh says: minidisc

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

Jon great episode, perhaps we can get the powers to be link these as a series to entice others to produce more. As a failed light wheel mechanic I love the truck episodes!!!


Ken Fallon says: One Button will not fix the steady supply problem

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2261 which was released on 2017-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi JWP

Yes it would be nice if we could have a one button record function but it will only benefit the seasoned contributors like yourself.

Most people struggle with having the perfect show and procrastinate about the umms and awwws. The last people to use a one button/dial in option are the exact people we are trying to target.

This will not fix the steady supply of shows issue.

Ken.


Dave Morriss says: Radio, electromagnetic radiation and so forth

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2261 which was released on 2017-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

During the show, when we spoke of the Amateur Radio Round Table, I wanted to mention a podcast episode I heard recently. I forgot to do so.

The episode is from a podcast called "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" and it deals with the subject of "Radiation". To my mind the host did an excellent job of explaining this subject. The episode is at http://podcast.sjrdesign.net/shownotes_153.php and the podcast feed is http://podcast.sjrdesign.net/pseudoastropodcast.rss


Klaatu says: Tin Horn

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2178 which was released on 2016-12-07 by klaatu entitled Dice Mixer

I'd never heard of that one, 5150, I like it. As for me being a good salesperson - I think no one has ever accused me of THAT before.


dodddummy says: New Episode Title: Conspriacy Gate!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

WOW! this show was something else. I didn't realize there were so many conspiracy wonks in the group.

Regarding the !00% figure on Scotland voting to remain, I think he was referring to 100% of the areas, not actual voters. I assume Ken's quote 'with all 32 council areas backing Remain.' confirms that.


dodddummy says: This should be a sticky show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

I'm thinking this episode should be something like the sticky posts that forums keep at the top for reference.


@eineBiene says: @all

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Thank you all for your comments. This is really encouraging. :-)


Jwp says: One button submit

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2261 which was released on 2017-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

How do you upload the voice memo of an iPhone to HPR? I am fan of one button upload


Mikael says: Thank you

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Nice episode, Biene.
And congratulations to your first HPR contribution! :)


Christopher M. Hobbs says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

Excellent show (and detailed show notes)! This was exactly what I needed. My son has been asking me about model rockets for a long time and I wasn't sure where to start looking for information.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a club in my area but I may have some friends who would let me launch on their property. It may be time to look for a kit!

Thanks for the show!
cmh


Jonathan Kulp says: Minidisk Walkman

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

Thanks for the comments, guys. Sorry I've been so silent with shows and comments lately, just really busy at work.

I think the Sony Walkman minidisc had a much Slimmer profiled than my Sharp MD702, so it might work pretty well as an actual Walkman where you're carrying it with you while you walk around. You could also record a show on it. Have fun! :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

@knightwise: interesting ideas, thanks. How to control access to Dropbox though? Wouldn't it fill up with spam and other junk?

@M1rr0r5h4d35: thanks. Some good thoughts to ponder there.

@droops: yes, the new host alert idea is a good one - needs some thought.



Dave Morriss says: Interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

That was a cool device you had, and some interesting stories.

My son owned a Sony Minidisk Walkman which still exists. I was prompted to look for it today, and having found it discovered it's still working. He doesn't want it, so I must see what it can be used for.


droops says: Very cool

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

I am doing this with the kids tonight. My wife has a Cricut but its way more fun using knifes!


droops says: Minidisc

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

The more I hear about these things, the more I think I missed out.


Alpha32 says: Great!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

Great show! But, it seems the hpr robot voice thinks you're hoarding raspberry piss:-(


droops says: New Hosts

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

I do not listen to all of the episodes or keep up as much as I should but am very interested in the new hosts.

We should have a page (or a tag, or email) that just indicates when a brand new hosts released their first episode. This would enable me (and others) to keep track of when someone new posts and then I can send them encouragement/thank you/feedback.

Thank you for this episode, it was very cool hearing the stats (I remember that day we didn't have an episode). Very good ideas all around.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2258 which was released on 2017-03-29 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled Killer Keilbasa, from a series on Cooking

I had to do a bit of googling, but a Keilbasa is some sort of Polish sausage, which apparently can be of any sort of meat?

From a non American perspective:
And when you say jelly, I *think* I'm meant to think of something similar to jam, except take all the fruit out.

:)


Windigo says: Fantastic

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2191 which was released on 2016-12-26 by droops entitled Building a Soundboard Android App with App Inventor

You had me at "advanced fart app".



Regina Trolman says: Loved it!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2219 which was released on 2017-02-02 by Reg A entitled The Musings of a Novice Cable TV Cord Cutter

Thanks for all the information and advice. Great content!


M1rr0r5h4d35 says: Very interesting show.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

I really enjoyed the history and statistics, it would be nice to have a page on HPR's site that lets you see a bunch of those stats as they change. I also think that a store would be great, depending on the types of gear sold. For example tshirts and hoodies are a must, but it would also be cool to see things like raspberry pi kits, and supplies for building some of the projects that are mentioned on HPR shows for those who are interested in experimenting or duplicating the work of others. Maybe something like Hak5 does with their shop?

https://hakshop.com/

It's just an example, but that kind of stuff would be cool as well. I also think an app for IOS and Android really needs to happen. It would be great if it let you stream episodes as well as contribute them. Perhaps incorporate some of the data from the website into it as well, such as the calendar and show notes for the episodes. I don't know, just spitballing, but those are some of the things I would love to see happen. Thanks for the show!

- M1rr0r5h4d35


knightwise says: How about a dropbox folder.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

One of the things you could do to make the recording process simpler is have something like a dropbox folder that people can send their shows to, straight from their phones when they are done. That way you have a one-button upload without having to develop an app right now. The second thing I would find cool if is there was a Telegram or Voxer channel for HPR listeners / hosts. That way we could talk to each other and (in a pinch) these audio conversations could also be used as a show.


Bob Jonkman says: Consultant

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Thanx for the link, @EineBiene! There are a lot of good designs (motifs) on that page!

--Bob.


b-yeezi says: Welcome new host!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Thanks for the new episode. It was well done and easy to follow. The process you described reminded me of a silk screening class I took long ago. I think I will try this out some time soon. Keep the episodes coming!


ph says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Sehr gut! Danke!


@einebiene says: Mhhhhh

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2239 which was released on 2017-03-02 by Jezra entitled making jerky

sounds great!


brian says: food not bombs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

that is one of the "Food Not Bombs" logos



clinton roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2252 which was released on 2017-03-21 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 6

I nearly made it all the way through this one. There was some interesting content on the lazarus-ide.org project.


Bob Jonkman says: Consultant

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Hi @EineBiene: Do you have a template file for that Anarchist Carrot image? An .svg or an .xcf or an .odg, or even a .pdf?

Thanx!
-- @BobJonkman@sn.jonkman.ca


Clinton Roy says: Thank you

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

This was great! thank you for uploading.


Windigo says: Good idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2246 which was released on 2017-03-13 by operat0r entitled My Custom RSS Comic and Security Feed

I've run into this with some of the RSS feeds I have subscribed to, and had never thought about creating a secondary re-feeder feed to fix it. Brilliant!


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

Aaaand I gave up on this one about twenty minutes in when birtherism came up. I really like the concept of the new year show, but it feels like it's gone completely off the rails.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2248 which was released on 2017-03-15 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 2

Some interesting stuff, but I gave up when the conversation turned to rape on college campuses.


Mike Ray says: Listen to the entities

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2245 which was released on 2017-03-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 1

Wherever possible all database design should be driven by what the entity relationship is telling you, and Mr Codd should be obeyed.

In this case there are just two entities; 'show' and 'tag'. And their relationships are:

Show can have one or more tags

Tag can appear attached to one or more show.

Which gives rise to the many-to-many relationship like this:

show------tag

The show_tag_xref table has a compound unique key comprised of the key column from the two outside tables, show and tag.

That's the pure analysis of the two entities concerned.

I can't think of any processing constraints, like speed or storage that would compel that relationship to be compromised. As you said in your part 1, this is a small database.


Dave Morriss says: Oops!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2245 which was released on 2017-03-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 1

Sorry Mike,

I hadn't forgotten your excellent show. It's been in my list of references all along. However, since I started by designing a single show which then got split into three, reference to show 1569 got relegated to the last show in the series.

I didn't quite appreciate the effect that would have, since the three shows were still one in my head. As it stands it looks as if I have disregarded your contribution, whereas what I had wanted to do was move slowly towards it, looking at possible alternatives and showing their advantages and disadvantages along the way.

Show two is in the queue for the 31st March, but show three is still in production. It will be the next show I upload though.

Dave



Tony Hughes says: hpr 2280

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2280 which was released on 2017-04-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Lenovo X61s Part 2, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hi Just an update, I needed a replacement NON OEM battery for one of the X61s I have with a totally dead battery (that is something you have to factor in to buying stuff from auction) Cost me £17 inc delivery on eBay and its a 77Wh one. This is currently showing 5hours remaining and I've been using the laptop for about an 1 1/2 hours. So don't be afraid to pick up one with a duff battery if cheaper as a replacement is not expensive and with the SSD give a working days life to the PC. So even with New SSD and Battery the X61s only set me back £93. If your lucky you may find one really cheap on eBay, Happy shopping!!!


davidWHITMAN says: Ham Radio Roundtable

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2240 which was released on 2017-03-03 by Various Hosts entitled Amateur Radio Round Table

Nice show. I hope there are many more. I would like to ask for a detailed explanation of how the length of a frequency is measured (2 meters?), what frequency is most powerful, and how modulation works. And of course.....is ET trying to contact me?


Bookewyrmm says: thanks and sorry

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2206 which was released on 2017-01-16 by Reg A entitled Podcasts I Listen To, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Reg,

Thanks for the good show(s)! I had been looking for a podcast manager for my android phone and tried Podkicker! I am currently using the free version, and have been using it since about a week after your show aired.I have every intention of supporting the developer and buying the paid version! What a great little app!

I will also be checking out some of the podcasts you mentioned!

The sorry is for my taking so long to reply.


Dave Morriss says: Nice idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

Thanks Tony, and thanks for telling Manchester Barcamp about HPR :-)


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2178 which was released on 2016-12-07 by klaatu entitled Dice Mixer

The term "tin horn" gambler refers to a tin and leather dice mixer carried by gentlemen gamers in the old west. You are a really good salesman, klaatu. Even though I neither tabletop game or participate in dice based games of chance, based of your description, I sorta want one of these now.


jezra says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2239 which was released on 2017-03-02 by Jezra entitled making jerky

That sounds amazing. Do you know if it is a doe or a buck?


Krayon says: OGGBot

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2221 which was released on 2017-02-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

There's also OGGBot in IRC that can do lookups. From it's help:
hpr ep[isode]
hpr ti[tle] [-i]
hpr ho[st] [-i]
hpr la[test]
hpr sl[ot]

So to find shows about raspberry topics:
OGGBot: hpr ti -i raspberry

Which yields a channel message:
Found 8 matches, PMing you the first 6 (try refining your search)

And a PM containing:
Episode 1721: Cross-compilers Part 2 by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1721 )
Episode 1712: What's in my Crate by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1712 )
Episode 1706: Cross-compilers part 1 by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1706 )
Episode 1649: Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1649 )
Episode 1629: Banana Pi - First Impressions by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1629 )
Episode 1569: Many-to-many data relationship howto by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1569 )

Two things to note:
1. I need to make it not include the host name or email when searching
titles; and
2. I need to do an episode on OGGBot :/


Tony Hughes says: hpr 2255

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

Hi Dave I enjoyed the show about the history and workings of hpr. I did a slot about HPR at Manchester Barcamp last year and during the talk likened HPR to a BarCamp of the airwaves as just like a BarCamp as long as it's legal and you make it clear if familly frendly or not, you can talk on any topic that you have a passion for and you want to share with the listeners. Maybe that could be a new tag line, HPR the BarCamp of the podcast World!!


b-yeezi says: For the whole series

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2227 which was released on 2017-02-14 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2017 H Building and the Hallway track, from a series on Interviews

I wanted to leave one comment for the series of FOSDEM interviews. Thank you so much for these episodes. They were a pleasure to listen to. I wish I could have attended. It makes me want to record at least one episode from SCALE, which I will be attending.


jezra says: Wonderful

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

When you mentioned that the RPis are general computer computers, it really resonated with me that they are also ideal for an "always on" computer due to their low power consumption.



Kevin O'Brien says: Great Interviews!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2235 which was released on 2017-02-24 by Clinton Roy entitled linux.conf.au 2017: First timers interviews, from a series on Interviews

I just finished listening to them today, and they are great! I hope you can do more in the future.


clacke says: Video

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

I did record a presentation using those slides in February, so I guess I won't record a show. Video here:

https://www.lysator.liu.se/~clacke/video/2017-01-24_HK_Functional_Programming_guix_qscale_5.mp4

The latest Community News suggested though that my "Everyday package operations" comment deserved an episode, so I may record that.


sigflup says: right on

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

Very good show!


Guido says: Great to hear about the big picture

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2229 which was released on 2017-02-16 by Clinton Roy entitled linux.conf.au 2017: Kathy Reid, from a series on Interviews

As someone who is putting on an open source conference in Boston, I find it hard to get a feel for where the community is locally. I really enjoyed this interview and discussion about how to enable organizers with tools for conferences.


brian says: a clarrification

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2213 which was released on 2017-01-25 by brian entitled Clay Body

i want to impress the image of the clay particles and their memory, but it caused me to simplify both the formation of clay, and the aging of clay quite a bit... the more important mechanism is a chemical decomposition regarding both... mold, algae, beer, etc. can be very good for the aging process, and the mountain is more decomposed chemically than ground to dust...


Ken Fallon says: You did that unscripted ?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2221 which was released on 2017-02-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Brian,

You hit me with my own catch phrase - touche

I did not think for one second that you could do such a detailed show without referring to some form of a document digital or physical.

Great show - keep them up. We'll happily keep notes if needed.

Ken.


operat0r says: YuMMM hacking meat

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2239 which was released on 2017-03-02 by Jezra entitled making jerky

I just got like 4lbs of deer meat :) teriyaki alton brown


Alpha32 says: Oh man...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2220 which was released on 2017-02-03 by laindir entitled Taking apart a tablet

This was a real nail-biter. I really hope you had a grounding bracelet. Thanks for the look inside a tablet and thorough description.


brian says: sorry

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2221 which was released on 2017-02-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I will make a point of having better shownotes... I was on the "audio is better than no audio"... The show would have been a month out, if ever, if i prepared or researched... I apologize for the inconvenience to those who need them.


Michael (mirwi), DL4MGM says: Doppler shift

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2216 which was released on 2017-01-30 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Working AO-85 with my son

Hello Christopher,

you were wondering, why the Doppler shift was on the transmit side for the AO-85 satellite. Well, there is always Doppler shift on the uplink and downlink frequencies. Up and down are separated by using different frequency bands of 2m (VHF,145MHz) and 70cm (UHF,435MHz). As Doppler shift scales with frequency, it is obvious that the effect is thrice as severe on the 70cm frequency as opposed to 2m. Amsat Oscar 85 (AO-85) has a U/V transponder, which means the transmit direction towards the satellite is on UHF and thus experiences the greater Doppler shift. Some other satellites have V/U transponders, where the bigger shift effect will be seen on the output of the satellite.

Another entry for the list of things to explain, in a separate show or the amateur round table: "What is this Doppler shift all about?" The best way to demonstrate it would probably be a recording of the telegraphy telemetry beacon, many of the birds have, where you can easily hear the pitch of the tone changing while the satellite passes.

BTW, I was not even aware that there was an AO-85... I have to keep more updated on this. :-)

Regards,
Michael


Jim Weda says: Treat list....

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

You definitely put some time in being that you were able to put a great list together.I know when I was doing my search for great builders I could learn from I made sure I watched many of their videos until I felt confident and comfortable about turning to them for ideas and techniques.

Thanks for turning me on to a couple new names I hadn't ruñ into yet.can't wait to watch some of these since I really agree with the rest of the list.


Matt says: MiniDisc brought me here...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

MiniDisc is still going strong, and it was via the 'MiniDisc' Facebook group that I discovered this link. As an online group they are approaching nearly 2,000 members, and shows that there still a sub-culture for the format!


Quvmoh says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

Hah!, starting to become a bit of disease, picked up a rack Minidisk deck off of craigs list, still have not told the wife :-)


Jonathan Kulp says: Yikes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Mine are not CANbus so hopefully won't have meltdowns!


Ken Fallon says: Smokin' hot CANbus LED lamps. (230C in open air.)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkPGqM0Sl64

From the "bigclivedotcom " channel


Jonathan Kulp says: Blinkers

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Steve, you're way ahead of me. I didn't even consider that this could happen to the blinkers until it actually happened and then I had to research to figure out what was going on. I don't understand electricity very well. :)


Jonathan Kulp says: Probably not

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Nah, probably not saving power on the blinkers, but if you get 10x more life span as they claim and brighter lights, it's still worthwhile.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

So, if you replace an inefficient bulb with a high efficient LED and a resister of the same load, are you actually saving any power at all?


Steve says: What about the blinkers?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

It was pretty funny. As I was sitting there listening to your episode, while you were changing the bulbs, I was thinking to myself, you know, I'll bet that an LED bulb would mess up the timing on the turn signal blinkers. And then your addendum... Nicely done.


dodddummy says: We called it fife, not five

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2207 which was released on 2017-01-17 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled NATO phonetic alphabet

If I'm not mistaken, they taught us fife for 5 and tree for 3 when I was in the army.


Bill Miller says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

Listened to your show today and it brought back alot of memories as well. I went through almost the same thing in the timeline of your tech lifetime there and it reminded me of some of the great and not so great tech items we used to get to where we are now. Don't tell anyone. I STILL have some of those mini discs lol.


Bill Miller says: Hello

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2210 which was released on 2017-01-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled On Freedom of Speech and Censorship

Hey great podcast and I agree with you pretty much 100% I may not even agree with Spaceman but I totally support his right to express his opinion not matter how offensive it is to others. Hope to hear more from you!


dodddummy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2209 which was released on 2017-01-19 by Jon Kulp entitled Calibre eBook Server

I just tried it from one of my other 3gs and it was fine. So I compared the two side by side and noticed that the display on one has a display problem. I didn't notice it while reading books. With that in mind, I've changed my mind and will use this for the 3gs excluding the one with the display defect.


droops says: Well Said

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2210 which was released on 2017-01-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled On Freedom of Speech and Censorship

Very well said!


Clinton Roy says: Thanks!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2207 which was released on 2017-01-17 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled NATO phonetic alphabet

Thanks very much for this, it was a wonderful little episode. I heard this on a plane with all the noise surrounding me, it was interesting to re-listen to it with my headphone noise cancellation off and work out how good it was at carrying information when there is a lot of background noise :)


Jonathan Kulp says: Ports

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2209 which was released on 2017-01-19 by Jon Kulp entitled Calibre eBook Server

Whoops, yes, must have port number appended to url. Glad it worked!


dodddummy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2209 which was released on 2017-01-19 by Jon Kulp entitled Calibre eBook Server

I tried this and it works great. I don't remember if it was noted in the show but you need to supply the port number. On my kindle 3g with keyboard, it's hard to read the pages. Had to play around with display settings and reload when the pages got garbled. But it did work. I think I'll probably plug in the 3gs if possible though because it takes me a while to get to the page.

Worked much better on the Kindle dx.


Jonathan Kulp says: Not a camper

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

I'm not a camper but you made it sound like it's almost something I might wanna try someday. I definitely want to try kayaking around the waters here in Louisiana but am not sure about the camping bit. BTW I never realized you were in Louisiana. Gimme a holler if you come through Lafayette.


Windigo says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2207 which was released on 2017-01-17 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled NATO phonetic alphabet

What a cool spin on the podcast recommendation topic! I don't think I've ever formally been introduced to the NATO phonetic alphabet, and your recommended podcasts sound intriguing as well.

Thanks, and welcome to Hacker Public Radio!


droops says: Vacation Destination?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

Ken you know you are always welcome. Though if you overstay I may just leave you in the woods and come visit sometimes (and bring you batteries so you can keep running HPR like a champ).


Ken Fallon says: Another vacation destination

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

He just invited us to stay !


droops says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

Thanks for your kind comment Mongo.

After listening to the podcast again I left out something. Cheap gear is not the same as bad gear. You want quality gear but to not pay much for it. If I had a $400 tent and an ember burned a hole in it, I would be much more upset than when my $40 tent gets a hole. I try and test everything in my yard before relying on it (tent under a sprinkler) as to not bring worthless gear with me.

This kinda goes along with the more stuff you bring the worse of a time you have. Gear will get dirty and tear and melt and get lost. None of this stuff should be so precious that it ruins your time. Have backups of important things (fire-starting, water filtration, navigation) and just roll with it.


Mongo says: Camping the right way

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

I just listened to your excellent podcast on Kayak Camping in Louisiana. You have arrived at the right way of doing it and I enjoyed your story. For me, there is nothing better than waking up in the great outdoors. I tent camped for many years, sometimes from backpack or bicycle, but mostly from the car, and usually with dogs. Cheap gear (mostly), real food, no tech. Thank you for the podcast.


reg a says: Linux Luddites Update Info

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2206 which was released on 2017-01-16 by Reg A entitled Podcasts I Listen To, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks pauleb.
I had not listened to the last 2 Luddites podcasts when I submitted my list.

Thanks for the info,

Reg A


pauleb says: Update on Linux Luddites

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2206 which was released on 2017-01-16 by Reg A entitled Podcasts I Listen To, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Hey,
probably you recorded the podcast before the news were out. Linux Luddites, which really was a great show, ended with the new year. But two of the guys went on and started Late Night Linux as a follow up podcast. So to update the list also visit http://latenightlinux.com .

And since you put them on your list I think I'll give TLLTS another go. I couldn't really get into them the first time I tried.

best wishes and thanks for all the content!

pauleb


BiasOpinion says: Working Programmer

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

Like many programmers out there I am stuck in the narrow focus of my job. I found this episode informative and inspiring. Big Thumbs Up!


dodddummy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

Iggy Swann is another I like. I'm a bit of a Darbin Ovar stalker. Paul Sellers, Diresta, and Primative Technology are like magic to me https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA

Already watch most on this list but there are about 5 I hadn't heard of. Can't wait to check them out.


FSA says: Some language is more offensive than others

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hey Spaceman,

I thought that for the most part your episode was an entertaining take on the subject, and I think that I mostly agree with you on the philosophical points behind it.

I also am strongly opposed to censorship of any kind, and the "fucks", etc. don't bother me.

BUT, I would just ask you to reconsider the use of "retard" or "retarded" as an insult.

Again, I'm completely against censorship, so I'm not saying you should be forced to do so nor prevented from releasing episodes that use them in that way. But I do think it's a different sort of offense than generic words like "fuck" that some people just happen to not like.


nondescript says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2159 which was released on 2016-11-10 by klaatu entitled Coup Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I took a copy of COUP when visiting relatives over the holidays. It was a huge success. Thank you for bringing this game to my attention.


Victor O says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

*thumbs up* I think making things is healthy. So what if factories make things a better and cheaper. Its not about that. Its about keeping our humanity. As a handyman we don't have to be so dependent on whats available. We have options.


droops says: Drachenblut

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2201 which was released on 2017-01-09 by HPR Volunteers entitled Matthew "Lord Drachenblut" Williams

Dude,

Its hard to listen to this episode thinking about you being gone. Thank you for being there for me and for everyone else too. I wish I had been a better friend to you.

I did laugh when they mentioned "long rambling conversations". I can just hear you saying "well ..... droops ..... "

This was a great episode and it didn't do you enough justice. You were a great guy and we are all lesser without you.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Awesome suggestions

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

I love Jimmy DiResta, and have spent more than a few hours on his channel myself. Looking forward to checking out some of the other channels you posted.


Victor O says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2190 which was released on 2016-12-23 by spaceman entitled fucking botnets how do they work?

On a side note I think you should share your findings. I kinda would like to see open databases of stuff out-there that you can download. I know you can google everything and Internet is easily acceptable. But I would like to own a couple of Terabytes of a database that is search index of the internet. Its nice I can download the DMOZ database.


Victor O says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2190 which was released on 2016-12-23 by spaceman entitled fucking botnets how do they work?

I love bots but I find it disrespectful when a bot impersonates a human being. I think bots should identify themselves as bots. I don't think anybody appreciates being deceived.


Victor O says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

lol - I used to watch China Uncensored on youtube. I think China & Russia have an inferiority complex because the rest of the world listens to the US.
They only act to protect their interests. They see the US as an intruder to their sphere of influence. I think mainland China just wants asians to deal with asians affairs. It is convenient for them but thats what they want. Anyways the US (country of freedom) refused to allow the south to secede when they wanted to. And say Trump makes hispanics really angry and regions dominated by hispanics so much they want to secede. The government will use military force to prevent it. I doubt any government today would allow a region to secede peacefully.


Jonathan Kulp says: Just getting started

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2199 which was released on 2017-01-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

Don't worry y'all, I expect this truck will give me episode topics regularly for a good while. I'm gonna guess starter motor or ignition coil within the next year. Spark plugs, at least...


Ken Fallon says: Nooooo...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2199 which was released on 2017-01-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

This truck is worth it's weight in shows.


NYbill says: When is the new truck?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2199 which was released on 2017-01-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

Eventually, Jon, will do an episode where he replaces the very last piece of the old truck. :P


gws says: no such thing as knowledge transfer

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

Sure, there's no One True Method for teaching; there's no one single style of learning. The point is not that you're out of order, it's that you're going to alienate your audience.

If show response is stochastic, then try not to become a statistic!


clacke says: Everyday package operations

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

The most common operations I do are:

guix environment --ad-hoc ncdu, where ncdu is something I heard about and want to try out, or something I only use once a month. It is then “installed” in the spawned sub-shell only. This is an awesome feature. (also, if you haven’t heard about ncdu, look it up)
guix package -i ncdu if it turned out to be something I like and use every day
guix package pull to get the latest definitions for this user
guix package -u to upgrade my permanently installed stuff for this user
guix package -d to erase history of what I had installed before and release thise references for collection
guix gc to reclaim my precious disk space


clacke says: Slides

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

This is not entirely helpful without narration (it's from a presentation I made), but maybe someone can glean some information from it:

http://clacke.neocities.org/slides/guix.html

Episode idea: Narrate this. I will do it in February.


Jonas says: Interesting!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

That's interesting to know there is a virtualenv type thing for an entire user login as well as a "distro". I'll definitely have a look. It would be great to hear how your cohost is getting along with using Guix in his current setup a year later.


Ken Fallon says: Replies

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

@spaceman - Yes Freedom matters. Had they named it "Freedom Software" then there would have been no disambiguity.

@mcnalu - I don't believe it was a runtime bug as I said there were loads of examples at the time of both paid and gratis software (aside from the levels of Freedom). The term "Free" was also known to be the opposite of "Paid" at the time.
Changing names has been done many times in the past, PostgreSQL, Inkscape, Wordpress, MariaDB, LibreOffice, Jenkins, etc. it's part and parcel of how "Free" Software works. RMS himself puts the better name as a reason why "Open Source" was so popular.

@brian - I reported the bug. I leave it up to better minds such as yourself to apply the patch.


AConcernedListener says: Say what ever you want the way you want.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

It is complete bullshit that people get offended over /words/ which are a part of the culture we are all occupying. As spaceman said, ACTIONS speak louder. I for one do not back censorship,and am quite concerned that any in this community would bow to the facists who /desire/ censorship.


brian says: liberty

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

when we say freedom, I believe we mean liberty. I have no problem with "libre", as it conveys the message without much misunderstanding. I have a problem with open source, as much open source is still proprietary.


brian says: please more

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

preferably, basic example of user package management... I installed and really liked it, but as a non-programmer, I was a little overwhelmed with system management.


mcnalu says: Language has a life of its own

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

You present a solid, clear argument Ken. Thanks for the show. My understanding of it is that they (RMS & co) didn't fully appreciate the bug until people started using the term 'free', ie it's a runtime bug. And once it's entered common usage it's hard, if not almost impossible, to alter that usage. For myself, I can live with the ambiguity by minding context and saying "free and open source software" when there's likely to be ambiguity.


Michael says: Additional links

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2189 which was released on 2016-12-22 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Working Amateur Radio Satellites

Hello Christopher and listeners,

cool show. Now I want to pick up my own attempts again...

Some comments / answers:

AMSAT is the INTERNATIONAL organisation. AMSAT-NA is the North American branch. There are many others. You already mentioned AMSAT-UK.

The OSCAR name is still present. Here is a link that explains the rules for use: http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=2478 In short, in the AO-XX, FO-XX CO-XX satellite names, O stands for the OSCAR. The first letter is usually linked to the organisation or group that built the satellite.

The problem of getting mislead by dead satellites can be mitigated by consulting the satellite status page http://www.amsat.org/status/ first. There you can see if others very recently have heard / worked a particular satellite.

Regards,
Michael (Mirwi)


Kevin O'Brien says: Excellent show!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

As someone with a strong interest in both history and politics, I really enjoyed this program. I'd love to hear more.


clacke says: Bubble sort!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2192 which was released on 2016-12-27 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fun with Oscilloscopes

Loved that the artist put in a sorting algorithm illustrations in Lines! I'm pretty sure they're all bubble sort, though.

Did anyone here watch Sorting Out Sorting? It's a classic! In 2005 sadly it was no longer a part our algorithms course, but we watched it as a part of student body lore. In original VHS!


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Thanks for sharing!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:37Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

I am actually a fan of fountain pens as well. I love them, but sometimes it is hard to explain the fascination to people who don't get it. I don't know about anyone else, but I do get tired of the "why?" every time I mention fountain pens. Good to know I am not the only one!


clacke says: Correction: 8Sync 0.3!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

The show notes are already out of date. Apparently Chris released 8Sync 0.3 two weeks ago!


clacke says: Wow

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

Thanks all for your overwhelming feedback! I'll be less worried about going too long in the future, and I'm less worried about what people will think of the veery long Guix episode coming up. :-)


droops says: Best Tool

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2191 which was released on 2016-12-26 by droops entitled Building a Soundboard Android App with App Inventor

Because this is an awesome way to get people (especially my kids) into programming. Can you offer an alternative?

For the record, they are using Debian while doing all of this.

I hope you know of something better!


b-yeezi says: Informative history lesson

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

I truly appreciate this episode. Here in the US, we get a euro-centric view of history in our education system. It is great that you have done this history lesson, and makes some of the things going on in current geo-politics makes more sense.


Clinton Roy says: Outstanding!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

Thanks for doing this show. I didn't feel it was too long at all. Turn your bloody phone off ;)


clacke says: Correction: Text source

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2195 which was released on 2016-12-30 by Ken Fallon entitled All you need to know when uploading a show

Ah, after posting I realized that the text-to-speech is from several pages. Let's see if I got them all:

http://hackerpublicradio.org/about.php

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

"More information" detours into:
http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php

http://hackerpublicradio.org/recording.php
http://hackerpublicradio.org/request_a_slot.php





Hahaa! Love the end note. Quite a suitable form of delivery for these lyrics. :-)



Ken Fallon says: Fantastic

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

Please do more of these shows.


njulian says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2165 which was released on 2016-11-18 by knightwise entitled Get the most out of your commute with these great audio suggestions.

Thanks a lot for this episode. It gave me some ideas what else I can do during long trips. I have a question about the lectures from Khan Academy you've mentioned. Is there any intended way to download these videos directly from khan? Because at the moment I'm downloading them to my computer and move them manually on my phone. I mean, it works like this, but it feels like an unnecessary detour.


Also I had to laugh little when you said that some podcasts are like radio shows, because my favorite podcast, Chaosradio, is an actual radio show. They just put the show online along with music, news and weather forecast. But I still understood what you meant with that comment of yours.


sapceman says: what about freedom?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

How do you get the point of "freedom matters" across? in that sense open source would be a bug... because seeing the code != Free Software. It is possible to not be free even if you have access to the code. People need to get educated and get to know what is going on with software. I'm laughing because no matter what topic: free software, free energy, veganism and nutrition. the majority of people just want an iPhone that scratches their balls and watch their drone synchronizing channels. but yeah keep in mind that open source doesn't mean you're free... so what word do you wanna use? I suggest free/libre or free with an explanation. the reason it's still around, is probably because there ain't a thousand ways to say freedom.


NYbill says: Ha!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2192 which was released on 2016-12-27 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fun with Oscilloscopes

This seems like something right up my alley. ...have scopes, will tinker.


Matthew Jones says: Wtf?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

Does it matter how much this kid says fuck? The podcast was flagged as explicit?


Steve says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

It does indeed help. Thanks for posting these.


Mike Ray says: Points

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

Nobody commented on your 'good' or 'clean' podcast but the swearing resulted in a tidal wave of comment. When was the last time you switched on the TV news and had to listen to the news reader telling you everything that had not happened that day?

Censorship. It is childish and naive to suggest there should never be any censorship. Would you expect a podcast about how best to kill the greatest number of innocent public going about their legitimate business to be censored? How about a podcast extolling the virtues of the sexual exploitation of minors? Since you mentioned animals and harming them, seemingly in the name of a carnivorous lifestyle, how about a podcast about the best way to kill food animals without having to bother about pain reduction?

Noise. I would be just as likely to switch off a podcast in which every other word was 'awesome' as one in which every other word was f***(ing). Nothing you or I can do with Linux is awesome. Black holes are awesome, as are huge storms, supernovae, solar coronal mass ejections, the size of the universe etc., but not Linux. That's just noise, like unnecessary expletives.

Today's podcast was good and worth listening to. Congratullations


Ken Fallon says: HPR About Page

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

(This is a repost of the comment I made to the other discussions. As this show was posted before I made those comments it is still valid.

Right now we have a "Call for shows" open.)


Hi All,

This ongoing discussion shows me that some of you are new to our community and are not up to speed with what HPR is all about. That's absolutely fine as we are all busy, so I have recorded a show hpr2195 ( See http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2195) where we read the about page http://hobbypublicradio.org/about.php and the "stuff you need to know" page http://hobbypublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php

I would consider it a personal favour if everyone would take a timeout for a while, and focus on recording shows that "are of interest to hackers".

Thanks,

Ken.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

I am thinking about making the whole thing available, but I want to do a new recording in Audacity of the original. I still have the original tape, but I need to get a new cassette player in order to play it. Hopefully, I'll get this done relatively soon.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

There are actually a slew of updates and fixes for Windows 98 and 98 SE that have been released over the years. Some are official, and others are not. Below are a few links to maybe help you out. Also, I'll provide a link to WinWorld, which is a valuable resource for old OS's that can be a pain to find sometimes.

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#SP1

http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php

http://www.htasoft.com/u98sesp/

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unofficial_windows98_se_service_pack.html

https://winworldpc.com/

Hope this helps!


spaceman says: free software

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2191 which was released on 2016-12-26 by droops entitled Building a Soundboard Android App with App Inventor

"why would you make your software available on a proprietary platform?"


spaceman says: i love your kid

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2189 which was released on 2016-12-22 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Working Amateur Radio Satellites

"mad respect for your son for just thinking about satellites.

I grew up with no intellectual interest for anything, just playing world of warcraft. It's kind of sad! thank you for all your documentation!!!"


Steve says: Windows 98 Updates

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

Nice show. Retro computing is cool and the Libretto sounds like an interesting piece of hardware.

As an aside, do you (or anyone else) know of a good repository of all of the service packs and updates that were released for Win 98 or other old Windows flavors?


Michael says: "Beamer" vs. Projektor

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2139 which was released on 2016-10-13 by Clinton Roy entitled From Org Mode to LaTeX Beamer to PDF

Hello folks, I'm late at listening and this is somewhat off topic but I just can't keep my mouth shut. Sorry for that.
I coughed on the bit "Beamer is obviously the German word for projector." You are virtually right and even the "Duden", as sort of a reference for the German language, backs "Beamer". However, I still don't want to call it a "German word". It is an English word, or derived from it, that is used by Germans. There is the matching word "Projektor" in German, just no one is using it to reference to a data projector.
Alas, it is so common these days to call things by, what some people think might be, the English term for it. Just because it is supposed to be cool. An other great example of this is the use of the term "public viewing" in German to reference to watching a sports event on a giant screen in a public place like a town square.


spaceman says: re:re:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

"I definitely sounded like a dick because my previous comment got truncated, so it just looks like a provocation, I apologize for that. wait until my next podcasts to judge me... my intend was to shock and it worked. it would actually be nice to talk about the whole FOSS/FLOSS Linux thing... like I said, the nail has been nailed... "


CPrompt^ says: Great explanation!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2134 which was released on 2016-10-06 by klaatu entitled Shutdown Sequence Systemd

Great explanation of how systemd works with two services like this.

I started working with systemd services and went back to this show to get some info. Good stuff!

Just wanted to point out that in the show notes, there is a little bit of a typo.

Under the "fakehalt.service" you have listed in the Unit section :
After=fakevm.service
Requires=fakevm.service

However, right below that you call the service fake.service

You say it correct in the audio but the show notes have the typo.

Thanks!
C:\


Ken Fallon says: HPR About page

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hi All,

This ongoing discussion shows me that some of you are new to our community and are not up to speed with what HPR is all about. That's absolutely fine as we are all busy, so I have recorded a show hpr2195 where we read the about page http://hobbypublicradio.org/about.php and the "stuff you need to know" page http://hobbypublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php

I would consider it a personal favour if everyone would take a timeout for a while, and focus on recording shows that "are of interest to hackers".

Thanks,

Ken.


spaceman says: RE: Just Rude for the Sake of Rude

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

lolololololol.

yes, it's *my podcast*, I do have it accessible on my mediagoblin account, otherwise I would use my hidden server to do so. you can't erase me from the internets. fucking sue me!


clacke says: First repercussions?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

China seizes American survey submarine drone right in front of the ship controlling it.

People are speculating that this is a first act of retaliation against the president-elect's indication the he will favor Taiwanese independence.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN14526J


b-yeezi says: I have to disagree

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2183 which was released on 2016-12-14 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled Data Privacy: Farlands or bust

Hey there Bill,

Great episode. I think you make some good points, but I have to disagree with you on a few things. I don't want to spend too much time going into it, but in general, I don't agree with the notion that just because the you can't expect to have total privacy on the internet, and that so many companies ask for so much of your information, that we as consumers should just throw our hands up in mercy and say "take it all".

We should be able to make informed decisions about exactly what and with whom information is shared. Many people, myself included, don't necessarily disagree with sharing some of this data, but huge EULA's and Privacy Agreements that Google and the like create make the transaction of information for services almost impossible to understand. Also, the closed source nature of their products do not allow users or experts the ability to validate the claims made in the aforementioned agreements.

In summary, I do not object to Google or any other company making the consumer the product. I just wish they were more forthcoming with their business practices, and therefore am selective on which services I choose to use.

It does make a thought-provoking conversation, so thanks for that!


b-yeezi says: :re Lots of useful info

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

Yes I know. I don't always use that Plantronics USB headset because of that reason, but it does the best at reducing background noise. I have to remember to position it correctly and do some tests before recording.


clacke says: Re: protos in production

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2179 which was released on 2016-12-08 by clacke entitled Mail to myself@myfirstemployment, Part 1

You have a point, maybe my suggestion to make sure the prototype cannot possibly be taken into production is too extreme.

I agree with you that one shouldn't be embarrassed over it when it happens. Bad code that solves the problem and doesn't eat more maintenance resources than it's worth is good code.


I think it's one of those pieces of advice that, like all (?) good advice, has a dynamic to it should not be taken to far in either direction.

"Your prototype will be put in production" as a warning is counteracted by "... but perfect is the enemy of good". If your proof of concept actually solves the problem, maybe it *should* be put in production.

I think the nuanced lesson to take home from this aphorism is this: The hacker should be aware that their code may be put into production at any time, so that they can make the right balance of decisions on what quality it should be when presenting it.


Ken Fallon says: Reposting from fragdev

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hi @spaceman1

Far be it from me to tell anyone what to do, apart from my Children of course. I have no problem with them using "bad" language when appropriate, in fact I encourage it. I do however punish them for been deliberately disrespectful even if they are using "polite" language.

You have to ask your self, whether your use of FUCK is adding anything to the episodes, or if it's just pissing people off. I was not personally offended by that, but … [some of] .. your expression did gall me a little.

How you act now is of course your call. How HPR acts after that will be decided by the community as a whole.

I am on the record for supporting the use of explicit language http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2013-January/008558.html however a lot more were against.

Keep that in mind if you wish to force the issue.


David L. Willson says: hilarious

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

spaceman: I for one enjoyed your eccentric and passionate performance. Your choice of colorful language literally made me LOL. Thanks for getting the hive buzzing.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

Lots of useful info, great notes as well :)

There were a few times where the plosive Ps made it hard to listen to. What recording setup are you using?


Frank says: Just Rude for the Sake of Rude

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

No, my good sir, it is not *your* podcast.

If it were, you'd be hosting it on your own server. It's a contribution to the HPR community, and a darned poor one at that. Surely electrons can be put to better use.


davidWHITMAN says: Spaceman!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

I quickly downloaded and listened to this show after seeing the furor on the mail list. I assumed the profanity was being used to describe one Donald Trump. I was wrong. Joke's on me I guess.


dodddummy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2179 which was released on 2016-12-08 by clacke entitled Mail to myself@myfirstemployment, Part 1

I've only just started this ep but wanted to stop and comment. So many of my prototypes are running in production as we speak. Many of them still with original known bugs no body ever got around to fixing. I've learned not to be embarrassed over this. After all, they put them in production and didn't bother to fix the bugs for years and years.


spaceman says: reply from spaceman

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Dear HPR listeners;

I am sorry I offended you. Actually no I am not sorry!
this is my show, my podcast, on a platform free of censorship.
I don't have to justify anything to anyone; however, I will be making
a special episode, doing a full analysis of everyone's responses I got
on HPR and gnusocial. The episode will be %100 clean !! no swearing I promise.

if you hate my content, simply don't listen to it next time you see "spaceman".

Something has been said that actually made me mad, and it's none of your comments.
I sincerely couldn't care less if you are so easily offended.

I am quite pleased to be the most discussed post at the moment, and I know people who
can look beyond words are already doing personal research about food growing, creating
botnets for their businesses or ease their work load, or simply looking at my content on
my hidden websites on the onion network.

the nail has been nailed; I know you don't like hearing the F, C or whatever word. there's
no need to keep on writing those comments, because I KNOW.

If you want to keep crying about it, i'd politely ask you to go sodomize yourself with a
retractable baton. See? I'm already getting better from your comments I asked politely.

for questions, suggestions or insults: you can find me on loadaverage.org/spaceman1

happy hacking.


gmail blocking says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

I had to set a rule to get gmail to stop sending messages to the mailing list to spam.

Matches: list:()
Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "lugs", Never send it to Spam


pd says: Waste of Time

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

That was the worst fuc!@#$ thing I ever heard.


Ken Fallon says: He will reply later

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

spaceman contacted me to say he will reply tonight.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: HPR is not family frendly but ....

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hi mackrackit,

No HPR is not family friendly, in fact the stated goals in founding Twatech/HPR was to provide a forum where the rules applied by the FCC were not applied.

We offer feeds of shows that the hosts mark as clean if you wish to subscribe to that.

However, we also are dedicated to sharing knowledge and having so many people upset is also not the goal of the community. Forcing everyone to the clean feed will remove many other shows that only occasional use more colourful language.

I am not sure that spaceman has seen these comments, so I have sent him a message via social media allowing him to respond.

Could you all please make sure you are subscribed to the mail list.

Regards,

Ken.


0xf10e says: Three minutes of obscenities necessary?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Do you have some bet running how many "fuck"s you can fit into one episode of HPR??
Seriously, you should have just left the first 3 minutes out.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Now I just feel like I'm being trolled.

I counted 34 effs in eight minutes of content, so four per minute, let alone the C bomb at the end. It's not just the language that's turning me off though, it's the whole tone, it's very aggressive and counter productive.


mackrackit says: Family Friendly

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hey, I thought HPR was supposed to be family friendly?

This guy needs to be screened!


Ken Fallon Host 30 says: I object

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Hi All,

Speaking as a HPR community member I strongly and most emphatically object to this suggestion.

This is the post I made the last time this was discussed and my feelings on the topic have not changed.

NSFW: WARNING Link contains EXPLICIT material.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2013-January/008558.html
NSFW: WARNING Link contains EXPLICIT material.

I lost that battle then, as we now have the explicit tag, but I feel the janitors have already implemented the requirements as to the explicit tag.

Further discussion now requires it to be carried out on the mail list so the entire community can participate.

Regards,

Ken as a normal host and community member.


Ken Fallon Janitor says: Technically yes

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

It is technically possible but you should bring this to the attention of the mailing list.


Ken as HPR Janitor


Cheeto4493 says: Add explicit to title?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Is it possible to add explicit to the title? I normally don't even look at the Tags.


Ken Fallon says: Site and Feeds updated

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

I have updated the site and feeds to clearly display if a show is flagged as "Clean" or "Explicit".

Future shows will also have that added to the media tags and in the text to speech.

Ken.
take it away Mr. Blinkey


Steve says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2172 which was released on 2016-11-29 by Steve Saner entitled Dutch Blitz Table Top Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thanks for the comment. Indeed, the fast paced, barely controlled chaos of the game is it's appeal. It can devolve into hilarity at any moment.


Ken Fallon says: Complaints are welcome

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Hi Hi ShortFatBaldGuy,

You are completely within in your right to bring this up. As one of the HPR Janitors, I am just pointing out what the current policy is.

The only place that the explicit tag is signalled is in the RSS feed itself, it is up to the podcatcher to do something with it.

We could include an icon or some text in the description to show what the host has put for the explicit tag. That would need to be requested on the mail list, but be prepared for some lively discussion on the topic :)

Ken
In the role of HPR Janitor.


Ken Fallon says: Tags are not visable

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

My comment got truncated. (I hate this comment system).

(Quote)
Your show will be signalled as containing explicit content

Given that we are an open forum for free speech we signal all our shows as "explicit" with the assumption that the listeners will apply the required discretion when playing the shows in public. The fact is that the majority of our content is technical in nature and therefore is often considered appropriate for any audience. If you feel that your show will be considered inoffensive in every region of the world then you can signal that when you upload the show.

When dealing with content that is "explicit" or contains material that would best be suited for a mature audience, it has become traditional to include a short warning at the very beginning of the show before the intro, to allow listeners time to switch off the episode should they so desire.
(Quote)

All feeds support the option to have the option "explicit=0" appended to the end and it will display content marked as "Clean" by our hosts
http://hackerpublicradio.org/advanced_rss_settings.php

Any changes to this policy can and should be discussed on the Mail List.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/mailman/listinfo/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org


Steve says: Ham Radio Topics

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

This is not the first time that Ken has made a call for more ham radio topics. I would be interested and willing to do some shows on the topic, but I struggle a little to know how to approach it. What kind of show would you like to see Ken? An overview show of the hobby? Shows on any specific topic? Would anyone like to collaborate on a series?


ShortFatBaldGuy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Ken - I'm not complaining about HPR (far from it!) or faulting you or the podcast for anything. I don't see the tags the way I navigate via my phone, so that is good to know. I also don't care that much about the specific language per se in most settings. My main point was that to me it seems out of place in what is primarily a knowledge transfer setting. Thx - Scott



ShortFatBaldGuy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Clinton Roy beat me to this. I'm no prude, and drop the f-bomb as much as anyone, express yourself however you like. But as a helpful hint from your Uncle Larry, in a forum where the primary purpose is knowledge transfer, your colorful language only decreases your SNR and causes many to discount your message, perhaps completely.


Inscius says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2161 which was released on 2016-11-14 by Inscius entitled What's in my freezer?

Thank you for kind comments, and sorry for slow reply. :)

The recording device is Zoom H2n.

As for translation of words, these days I often find myself using Wikipedia for that. It usually gives explanations of concepts etc, and in that way one can be a bit more sure what one want to say in a foreign language (as English is to me). Obviously, I wouldn't only use Wikipedia for translations (or as source in general).


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

This seemed..overly sweary for my tastes. And I'm a sweary Australian..


norrist says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2172 which was released on 2016-11-29 by Steve Saner entitled Dutch Blitz Table Top Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I was following along thinking how fun this game sounded. When you said how everyone plays at once and there are no turns, I realized how much fun this game could be. The history of the game and the culture was a nice to hear as well. Excellent show.


clacke says: Arousing regular expressions

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I did make the regex comment in a sort of Ha Ha Only Serious frame of mind, not a lewd one. :-)

My initial reaction was amusement that anyone would make the apparently futile attempt to convey regexes over audio, followed by love for the hackeresque pure devotion to the medium that would drive someone to make a serious effort, finally followed by a certain level of surprise and delight that the regex, unsuitable as it is for audio, actually carried over and was understandable!

So, part friendly mockery, part genuine delight. :-)


clacke says: On the purpose of those XEPs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I'll probably bring this up again in my coming Overview of Slack Alternatives (yes, I now owe you such a show!), but before I forget:

The problems with naked XMPP, with multiple clients and with clients coming and going, are these:

1. If nobody is online at the moment, your message will be lost in cyberspace, and you may or may not be told that this happened.
2. If you have several clients online, they have priorities set to determine which client should get the messages delivered to it.

So what these XEPs do is that they add the ability to:

1. Store-and-forward, so that the server holds any incoming messages, and delivers them when you get back online.

2. Carbon-copy, which means that all clients currently connected will get any incoming messages, rather than just one of the clients.

3. Message storage, which I'm not sure how it's handled, but I suppose the server can back-fill a connecting client so that any messages received since last time will be sent to it, even if other clients have already received those messages.

I'm just inferring this from comments and from the titles of the extensions, I haven't actually used them.

Now, talking about "naked XMPP" is probably not fair, because these extensions are supported by several XMPP servers, including the original ejabberd project and the rather popular Prosody project.


clacke says: Dioder

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

In the original IKEA tongue, "dioder" is pronounced rather close to "de-order". :-)


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Loved This

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I was introduced to RPGs in the 5th grade, when a friend brought his copy of the AD&D Player's Handbook to school with him. I actually discovered Palladium Books' system sometime later, and really liked it. Although, it seems not many others cared for that system, finding it bulky and cumbersome, which I understand. Still, It's one of my favorites. This game looks to be remarkably engrossing. I am going to have to try it out with my wife. Thanks so much!


Dave Morriss says: MQTT uses

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Thanks Mike,

Interesting project. I don't know that MQTT provides a great deal of security itself. There is authentication built in but the documentation seems to suggest using TLS or VPNs for the security of messages.


Matt says: of course!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

thanks... i wasn't thinking about dates starting with 2... duh

Cheers,
matt


Mike Ray says: MQTT and hardware monitoring

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Hello Dave. I can't say a lot in detail but I've worked before on desktop client software which monitors the telemetry served up by microcontrollers embedded in communication equipment used by French Metro systems. It all stems from an overhaul of comms equipment that happened after the Mont Blanc tunnel fire highlighted that the systems used by all three emergency services involved could not communicate with each other.

The original protocol we developed was bespoke, but since the explosion in IOT and other such things customers are now much more fussy about the protocols in use and having them meet standards.

A lot of folks are trying to stretch the point with SNMP, especially version 3 since it supports encryption, but in my opinion this is an incorrect use of the protocol which is designed to do exactly what it says on the tin, manage networks.

Since MQTT already has found use in railway systems and complies with Cenelec we may be able to pursuade customers to abandon their misuse of SNMP and adopt MQTT


Dave Morriss says: Re: Twinkly Lights and MQTT

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Cheers Mike,

Yes, MQTT is really cool and quite simple.

When I was working I did look at SOAP and XMLPRC as possible ways of shifting data between systems for account provisioning purposes, but never implemented anything. MQTT might well have been able to do what we wanted.

It'd be interesting if you could tell us more about the sort of applications you have in mind for it.

It's always cheering to find the comment notification light on when I get up, so go right ahead :-)


Mike Ray says: Twinkly Lights and MQTT

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Terrific show Dave.

I had never heard of MQTT until I heard this show. I was looking for an alternative to a XMLRPC client/server solution for a commercial project I am working on, and I have done work in the past for a company that makes communication gear for French metro operators. I note with interest that MQTT conforms to Cenelec standards and is already used by some railway hardware manufacturers.

I'm going to set my alarm clock for the middle of the night now just to post comments so that your little twinkly lights are on when you wander into your den in the morning :-)


norrist says: "2*/md"

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

There isnt anything special about "2*/md". All the files that I want combined into the readme are named by date and have the md suffix. so "2*/md" matches 2016-12-01.md as well as all the other daily files. The only reason for "2*/md" to be there is incase I have some other files in the directory that I dont want included in the readme.


Dave Morriss says: It worked!!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Thanks Jon,

As someone who studied Operant Conditioning back in my university days I am rather aware that I might have constructed a means of conditioning my own behaviour! I should work on a food reward dispenser system of some kind perhaps.

Looking forward to hearing about your LED project at some point too :-)


Jonathan Kulp says: You light up your life

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

I'm posting this comment with the sole purpose of turning Dave's light on. :) Super cool episode Dave! One of these days I'll use the IO pins on one of my Pis. I have an LED-related episode in mind too, though a very different kind. Once the semester is over I'll stop just lurking and post a new episode. Thanks for a great show.


Matt says: question about the script

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

I love your script idea and will probably be copying lots of it. THANKS!

however, in the last "for" loop where you cat your files into the new "README" file, i don't understand this bit:

$(ls -r $DAILYPATH/2*md)

more specifically, the "2*/md" bit. Is this some kind of BASH specific notation? Is this a Mac thing?

OTW, great episode and very helpful!

cheers,
matt


b-yeezi says: Very Interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2170 which was released on 2016-11-25 by Ken Fallon entitled soundtrap.io, from a series on Interviews

Thank you for the great show. I found the entire interview fascinating.

I would love to see some example code for making a model for identifying species from a sound file from one of these devices. My mind is blown!


Amy says: HACK

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2171 which was released on 2016-11-28 by spaceman entitled hello world

It is super okay to hack. I was introduced to jihack11 at gmail dot com and dude impressed me. He did a great job, am happy and feel indebted to him forever.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

Glad you found it useful. Keep listening, b-yeezi and I will be talking more about such arrays as we proceed with the series.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2166 which was released on 2016-11-21 by Dave Morriss entitled How to use a Slide Rule

Thanks chalkahlom, glad you enjoyed it. I didn't realise that Boots (a UK-based pharmacy chain) sold slide-rules, but I see references to them online.

Cheers Steve. I don't remember being taught how to use a slide-rule. Maybe we were and I wasn't listening! I did use it a moderate amount, but not for anything very sophisticated. Perhaps you could tell us about the more advanced features by way of an HPR show at some point. You could demonstrate your new Faber Castell :-)


Steve Smethurst says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2166 which was released on 2016-11-21 by Dave Morriss entitled How to use a Slide Rule

I showd my students a virtual slide rule as example of analogue computer. Became fascinated with them and just bought a Faber Castell 52/82, duplex with 19 scales; of course from ebay. Not got it in the post yet. As a kid I used 4 figure tables but in O'Level class I was allowed to use my brand new TI-30. Didn't get taught slide rule. I liked the LL scales, raising e^x. I new there had to be a way to have y instead of e, so I looked up raising arbitrary y by arbitrary x. Well cool! www.antiquark.com


chalkahlom says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2166 which was released on 2016-11-21 by Dave Morriss entitled How to use a Slide Rule

very much enjoyed the show, and I was following along with my old 'Boots' slide-rule. Thanks Dave


Mike Ray says: Sound trap IO, a different application?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2170 which was released on 2016-11-25 by Ken Fallon entitled soundtrap.io, from a series on Interviews

Great interview Ken.

I have recently started to learn how to play a ukulele, and I mistakenly bought an electronic tuner without thinking it has LED tuning indicators. I started to think about connecting either a vibration sensor or a microphone to an Arduino and knocking something up, then I heard this interview.

I have emailed the guys to ask them if the soundtrap board has any pins that might be capable of driving the acentric vibrating motor from an old mobile phone. In this way I could maybe make a tactile ukulele/guitar tuner.

Soundtrap is an interesting project.


Otto says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

A very interesting episode, many thanks.

I always shied away from awk - yet another scripting language, but now I see how associative indexing ("hashes") may be useful.


sigflup says: openbsd!!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2181 which was released on 2016-12-12 by norrist entitled Install OpenBSD from Linux using Grub

Nice to see people running openbsd!!!


Klaatu says: Re: Crapette

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2164 which was released on 2016-11-17 by klaatu entitled Skipbo Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Interesting! I hadn't heard of Crapette before. I'll look into it, maybe. I have to admit, I am not well-versed in all the hundreds of games possible with a standard poker deck (or two). I really need to start learning some, because, obviously, there's great power in simplicity.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

Magnificent. I've been publicizing this every way I can think of.


folky says: Crapette

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2164 which was released on 2016-11-17 by klaatu entitled Skipbo Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thank you for this good show about a game I thought about buying. But know I understand I don't have too because I already play something similar with rummy-cards. It's called Crapette and can be very addictive ;-)


clacke says: Green beans

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2161 which was released on 2016-11-14 by Inscius entitled What's in my freezer?

I was dead sure green beans aren't called green beans in English. Looked it up. They are!

Or string beans, french beans ... but the canonical page is http://enwp.org/Green_bean .

Great episode! Short, sweet, brilliant.


thelovebug says: Nice!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2161 which was released on 2016-11-14 by Inscius entitled What's in my freezer?

I see what you did there, very clever!

Audio quality was pretty spot on. What was the recorder you were using?


Dave Morriss says: "Sound-seeing"

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2154 which was released on 2016-11-03 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing a Bicycle Brake Cable

Hi Jon,

I believe the name for such podcasts is "sound-seeing" as in "sound-seeing tour". I think kdmurray mentioned this in a comment on show 2111 back in September. I remember hearing this term back in the early days of podcasting, around 2005 perhaps, when Adam Curry used to record such tours for his "Daily Source Code" podcast.


Jonathan Kulp says: Talkin' Purty

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2156 which was released on 2016-11-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Reminds me of "Oklahoma" lines by Ado Annie, "Oh Will, don't start talkin' Purty!"


clacke says: Ear candy

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2156 which was released on 2016-11-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Mmm, I love hearing regexes spoken out loud. :-D

"bracket circumflex tilde ..."


b-yeezi says: ack.vim

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2140 which was released on 2016-10-14 by b-yeezi entitled Vim Plugins I Use, from a series on Vim Hints

Yes, Dave. That is the ack plugin that I use. There is also https://github.com/rking/ag.vim, which is supposed to be better, but I haven't tried it.


clacke says: More discussion and XMPP

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2169 which was released on 2016-11-24 by clacke entitled How I connect to the awesome #oggcastplanet on mobile

More discussion of Slack alternatives at https://quitter.se/notice/7891738 .

I mentioned briefly in the episode that XMPP has extensions that make it better for mobile. http://getkaiwa.com/ brings up Message Archive Management (XEP-0313) and Message Carbons (XEP-0280). Would be great if somebody has been using these with multiple inermittent devices and has comments on how well they work.

http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0313.html

http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0280.html



Dave Morriss says: Thought I'd never use this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once, from a series on Version Control

This was interesting, but I thought I'd never use it. However, I had an instance recently where making a GitHub copy of a repository on a GitLab instance was desirable. It was straightforward to set up and worked flawlessly.

Thanks for explaining the process.


John says: Fluxx synchronicity

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2136 which was released on 2016-10-10 by klaatu entitled Fluxx Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Amazing Fluxx synchronicity, I purchased Fluxx Firefly card game about a month ago. I agree with how the game is set up is good but you can burn through the cards fast. Its fun to get started and they have a lot of different Fluxx games but the concept is the same across them all. Again love the card game prospective.


Kevin O'Brien says: Fantastic Interview!!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

I loved this interview. IT was fantastic it hear about how he worked out the inner workings of those computers.


Windigo says: Superb interview

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

I feel like this episode should be playing in the Computer History Museum.

It is unbelievable to see how much work it took to get us to space, and how far we've come with computing!


Mikael says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

Great interview. Very fascinating!


Dave Morriss says: grep and awk

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2143 which was released on 2016-10-19 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 3, from a series on Learning Awk

I'd skip the awk part here. My solution would be:

vim $(grep -ril "tpl_header" *)

The -l option to grep just returns the filename where a match occurred, so there's no need to use awk to separate it out from what grep returns.

In my case I usually keep vim backup files in the same directory so I'd change '*' to '*[^~]' to omit those.

As an aside I prefer $() to back-ticks since they are more visible and (I think) nest better.

There are times when grep is unnecessary because awk can do the same job, but this isn't one. Quite the reverse!


Bambiker says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2143 which was released on 2016-10-19 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 3, from a series on Learning Awk

I cobbled the following together from what I learned in part 2. Maybe there's an easier way.
vim `grep -ri "tpl_header" * | awk -F ":" '{print $1}'`

It opens every file found in vim when grep finds the text "tpl_header" without quotes in the text. In vim, use :bn to hop to the next file and edit as you like.

grep -ri looks through every file and directory under the current directory disregarding the case of the search text. The * matches any file. I'm in bash, so it may work differently in other shells.


norrist says: Version with copyright notice

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

Thanks for the feedback. Here is a link to the script with an ISC license header.

http://norrist.devio.us/pub/todo.sh



Windigo says: Bees?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2146 which was released on 2016-10-24 by klaatu entitled Cards Against Humanity Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I've had many fun games of Cards Against Humanity since my partner introduced it to me. I see it as a little bit of a social litmus test - a quick way to judge the humor of the people in a group.

This tabletop gaming series has been fantastic; thanks for all of the work put in!


Krayon says: Good fun!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2138 which was released on 2016-10-12 by NYbill entitled Hack the Box with Bandit

NYBill,

Thanks for the episode, I always love these little games. This one is indeed
focused at beginners but can still be a bit of fun.

I only just started trying it out so I'm only up to level 16. Haven't come
across any challenge yet except the constant password typing :P

I created an extremely over-engineered lil' bashrc to ease typing a bit. With
it, once you've got the password, you simply type:
sshnext

And then paste the password.

It copies itself each level to ensure only people of your level can screw with
your stuff and to give you a working directory if you need one.

One need only (as bandit0) choose a base name for the directories (CHANGE_ME
here) and create the directory /tmp/CHANGE_ME.bandit0/ and the file
/tmp/CHANGE_ME.bandit0/.bashrc, containing:

set -o vi

echo "Setting aliases"
alias rot13='tr "[a-mn-zA-MN-Z]" "[n-za-mN-ZA-M]"'

# In bash >= 3, BASH_SOURCE will tell us who we are
medir="${BASH_SOURCE%/*}"
dbase="${medir%.*}"
wd="${dbase}.${USER}"

game="${USER//[0-9]/}"
curr="${USER//[a-z]/}"

last="$((${curr} - 1))"
next="$((${curr} + 1))"

unext="${game}${next}"

dlast="${dbase}.${game}${last}"

# Create this file as the new user
[ ! -d "${wd}" ] && {
cp -a "${dlast}" "${wd}" && echo "Created ${wd}"
}

unset medir base game curr last next dlast

echo "Working Directory: $wd == ${wd}"

function sshnext() {
global wd unext

ssh -t
-o "UserKnownHostsFile /dev/null"
-o "StrictHostKeyChecking no"
${unext}@localhost
bash --rcfile "${wd}/.bashrc"
-i
}


spaceman says: lulz

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2146 which was released on 2016-10-24 by klaatu entitled Cards Against Humanity Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I didn't know it is CreativeCommon.

this game is a joke in terms of "shocking humour" i guess 4chan /b/ destroyed my humanity.


Fin says: Nice! Licence?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

Nice show! Sweet script! Is it up on a public git repo somewhere?

TL;DR Would you mind adding a licence?

You might think of it as just a little, personal convenience script that doesn't mean much, that anyone can adapt if they please right? But, technically speaking, you've got the copyright (by default) and I can't legally use this code.

You may consider it open source by being on a web page that is covered by the CC-BY-SA licence but they advise against it's use for software as it doesn't explicitly cover distribution of source code (see https://creativecommons.org/faq/#can-i-apply-a-creative-commons-license-to-software).

I ask you to consider adding a licence to make it clear what people can do with your script. I'd sure love to use it but, if I make changes and want to share it, we're in a grey area ;)


b-yeezi says: Love this Idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

Thanks for this show. I agree with your reasons for using markdown. It gets out of your way so you can write. I also find the idea of using git interesting, but I would be concerned about privacy. I guess you can host your own gitlab...

Can't wait for your next show.


Klaatu says: cool!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2139 which was released on 2016-10-13 by Clinton Roy entitled From Org Mode to LaTeX Beamer to PDF

Wow, this is really slick. I'm going to have give it a try (or at least something close to it. I know nothing of LaTeX, so I might skip that part). Thanks for the show!


Klaatu says: Cheers

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Glad the ep is appreciated! As I say in the show, the only reason I ended up using Flask was because it's what we had installed at the day job. Bottle, Web2Py, and Django are all other similar projects which I probably should have mentioned in the shownotes, so people can click on links and read up on each to see what they are interested in. Either way, it's pretty fun to mess around with, and a great way to stay immersed in Python, if that's what you already know (or are busy learning and/or perfecting).


Dave Morriss says: Very interesting show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2140 which was released on 2016-10-14 by b-yeezi entitled Vim Plugins I Use, from a series on Vim Hints

Great episode. I find you can always learn something from a fellow Vim user's list of plugins. There were several here I haven't used before, though I'm trying them now!

You mentioned an 'ack' plugin, but it wasn't on the list in your notes. Did you mean https://github.com/mileszs/ack.vim, or is there another one you use?


kendal says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2126 which was released on 2016-09-26 by Alpha32 entitled My new (old) tablet

cool !!!!


b-yeezi says: Give bottle a try

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Great episode. If you like Flask, you may want to also try out bottle for smaller projects, or if you just want to make a REST API. It has very similar calls, like app.route(), and it's default templating engine is pretty similar to Jinja2. You can use Jinja2 if you wish with bottle as well.


JONATHAN KULP says: Seriously though...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Fantastic show, man. I'm very intrigued by this thing.


Jonathan Kulp says: No Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Zero thanks for introducing yet another tool I'd like to learn but have no time! Maybe next vacation. :)


ShortFatBaldGuy says: Great podcast

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Klaatu - Thanks, your episodes are always solid, and this one gave me 10 new things to go explore. It may have helped that it lined up with something I'm currently playing with (some home automation and a tool for my wife's coworkers), so that made it that much better for me. Thx - Scott


rtsn says: Good episode!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2133 which was released on 2016-10-05 by The Bishop entitled Compression technology part 1

I just wanted to sat that I really enjoyed this episode. I love the "light"-technical episodes with a good balance between hand-wavy explanations and preciseness. It gets be interested and makes me want to learn more.

Keep it up!


rtsn says: !

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Good stuff!

To be honest I was stupid enough to think that I was too "cool" for RPG:s and tabletop games when I was I young so I never got into it back then and this is something I've regretted ever since.

Dark (o)ccult(s) sounds pretty interesting, I think I'll look into it. Thanks for a great episode!


Another Frank says: Touching

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2074 which was released on 2016-07-14 by brian entitled Experience With A Neighborhood Cat

I usually listen to podcasts late in bed (basically to relax the eyes and eventually fall asleep). This one almost brought a tear to my eye when your tale came to the point of departure.

I grew up with quite some cats and from those, two actually grew old in our household, the last one was blind for her last 1½ or 2 years. She was mostly outside, mind you. Poor thing.

Cats can be very sociable. They feel when you're ill and there's even been a story of a retirement home cat in England that sensed when a person was dying. Then, it went to that person's room, sat on the bed and spent cosy company until it was all over.


klaatu says: explicit push

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once, from a series on Version Control

Funny you mention the explicit push. I knew about it, or at least I knew about the explicit pull, because I use it when migrating git repositories at work...but only with local URI's. It never dawned on me that it could be done with non-local URI's. Thanks for the tip!


alpha32 says: creeper van

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2125 which was released on 2016-09-23 by Alpha32 entitled My mobile recording solution, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

creeper van is the name I gave my work van. It's a windowless (in the back) white van. It's not very glamorous, but it holds a lot of computer parts.


elmussol says: Re: Joyce

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Just subscribed to Re: Joyce.

Thank you.


notklaatu says: Re: Great Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thanks Joe. I wish I had the moral high ground and could claim that I've always supported analogue gaming, but the truth is I'm only just discovering it myself, so up until now I reckon I've been a part of the problem.

That said, it really does seem like we're more or less in a golden age for tabletop gaming. Granted, the RPG systems from and since the 80s have always been ahead of their time, but it feels to me like the board game and card game systems that have been popping up are truly clever, steeped in equal parts solid game-theory and imagination, and they have something for everyone. If ever there's been a time to get into analogue gaming, I think it's RIGHT NOW.


notklaatu says: Re: Game Inspiring

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2127 which was released on 2016-09-27 by klaatu entitled Tabletop Gaming

There's something comforting and sublimely satisfying about sitting down with a good game, a good cup of coffee, and wading through all the different rules and exceptions to rules. It must be similar to the thrill that a lawyer gets when going to a legal library. Or, less repulsively, when a programmer reviews an API.


clacke says: explicit push

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once, from a series on Version Control

Very cool discovery! I never even considered the idea that you could have several URLs for a remote.

As you mentioned that this kind of mixed remote would make it "impossible" (without adding remotes) to push to only one of the URLs, I though I should mention something that probably not everyone knows:

You don't need to set up a remote to fetch or push. You can use an explicit URL instead of a remote name:

git push ssh://my.server/~/git/myrepo HEAD:master

In fact, because I forget what the various options are for managing references/branches, I often use this to remove a reference in the local repository.

git push . :refs/heads/whatever_branch


clacke says: I figured :-)

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once, from a series on Version Control

I thought, "Hey, this is probably useful if you want to host something at gitlab and have an unofficial clone at ". One minute later ... yep. :-)


Dave Morriss says: Re: textbook?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2129 which was released on 2016-09-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 2, from a series on Learning Awk

Hi alpha32,

Thanks for the compliments. I'm sharing the awk series with b-yeezi this time since we're both keen to talk about it.

You'll have noticed that I like writing long detailed notes. I got into the habit of writing explanations of things when I started working in IT and kept a journal of stuff I'd learnt. It probably followed on from my science education where we were encouraged to keep a lab book of what we'd observed.

Soon after I started running an adult evening class in Pascal, and wrote a series of handouts for my students that grew into a textbook at the end of the course. It was intended as a resource that they could refer to and learn from outside the classes.

The workflow I use to generate show notes (producing HTML from Markdown) allows me to turn on an ePub generation stage. I tried it out for some HPR episodes but wasn't happy with the results. I could look at improving this if anyone is interested and could recreate ePub format notes for the sed series for example. It's not a textbook as such but should be a comprehensive set of notes about the episodes that could be read on a PC or tablet.


alpha32 says: textbook?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2129 which was released on 2016-09-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 2, from a series on Learning Awk

mr. morriss, your series on awk, sed, etc. are brilliant. And a bit dense, i'm going to have to come back to these with a notebook and more time. Are you also publishing a manual or textbook to go along with this? Wouldn't be a terrible idea... Thanks for your excellent work.


guitarman says: Yum!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

I've made these twice in 2 days now... Couldn't resist. I've upped the chocolate chips a bit since I'm using gluten free flour and it needed a bit more chocolate to cover that up.

Thank you very much for sharing and inspiring me to make cookies - haven't made them in years. :)


John says: Game Inspiring

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2127 which was released on 2016-09-27 by klaatu entitled Tabletop Gaming

It takes time to play a good analogue game how days where it takes two people. But I agree with the author that it is well worth the time. It allows you to be more creative in developing your adventure then today's narrow computer game stories. I download the Dark Occult game and plan to see if I can encourage other people to disconnect for a while and have some fun. Enjoyed the podcast and looking forward to the next show.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Info

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2116 which was released on 2016-09-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Duffer Gardening

Hi Col,

Thanks for the comment.

What sort of information were you looking for? Explanations of terms? Links?

Not quite sure what you need.

Dave


Col says: Info

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2116 which was released on 2016-09-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Duffer Gardening

Can you put a bit more info in the blurb about the talk?


b-yeezi says: Nice

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2120 which was released on 2016-09-16 by operat0r entitled WEBDUMP wmap EyeWitness phantomjs selenium

Ooooh I gotta try some of this stuff. More episodes, please.


Joe says: Great Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I agree that board games seem like yesterdays history. I think they like the 80's music will make a return. Digital pulls people apart where the analog brings them together. Like the presentation and look forward to playing the game.


clacke says: Different within EU

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2095 which was released on 2016-08-12 by Ahuka entitled 23 - SSL Certificates - How They Work, from a series on Privacy and Security

Dropping in on the convo without having heard the episode (yet).

I'm in Sweden (which is in the EU), and the company I'm currently contracting for are pretty careful about dotting their i's and crossing their lawyerly t's, so I don't believe they would be risking doing anything illegal.

They intercept TLS traffic, but I don't know if they store anything, or if it's just for the content filter to work and then gets thrown away. Maybe that makes a difference.

Google Chrome uses the OS certificate list. So if you are on your company-issued Windows computer that has the firewall's TLS CA installed to facilitate interception, Chrome will accept the CA just as if it were a real CA. Firefox won't, because it has its own list.


Jonathan Kulp says: Mom's wisdom

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

Haha it's good to know that this was helpful. I gotta give credit where it's due, though. It was my mom that taught me this when I was probably 10 or 12 years old. She knows how to do basically everything.


MrsXoke says: You Learn Something New Everyday

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

I cannot tell you how many times I have stood in the kitchen trying to level off the vegetable shorting in the measuring cup, only to have to try and scrape it out afterward. Then, I would have to work even harder to wash the shortening that remained out of the measuring cup. Imagine my shock and excitement when I listened to your podcast, and realized that the rest of the world has been holding out on m by not sharing the brilliance of the displacement method of measuring shortening. They are jerks, and you may be my new hero as I approach the holiday baking season. I was truly pleased to learn there is an easier way. Thank you.


Jonathan Kulp says: cajun cooking

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

Thanks for the comment, glad to hear you enjoy these things. As far as the Cajun food, I could try it but normally my wife is the one who makes these dishes, except one time I did the red beans and sausage in the Crock-Pot when she was out of town so I might be able to handle that. I could ask her to do her own episode, but somehow I don't think that's going to happen haha!


Steve says: How about some cajun cooking?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

Enjoyed listening to this episode. I, for one, find your "listen to me while I'm doing something" episodes quite interesting.

You commented on red beans and sausage preparations. If you had any recipes, tips, tricks, and methods to share on cajun cooking, I'd love to hear an episode or two about that!

Thanks for the great episodes.


b-yeezi says: Thanks for parecord

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2115 which was released on 2016-09-09 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 3: nodm, cmus, and parecord, from a series on Apt Spelunking

Thanks for parecord. I will try it when I record my next episode.

As for cmus, I can't recommend it enough. I have a nas with a nfs share full of a few thousand songs. Must graphical music players choke when updating the library, but cmus handles it like a champ. I agree that the controls take some getting used to, but it's worth it in the end. Plus it fits an I3 workflow perfectly.


Dave Morriss says: I enjoyed this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

A good topic for a show I thought. I enjoyed following your thinking and your solution. The audio was good and the background noise was not distracting at all.

I never use full paths to commands, though I can see cases where perhaps I should. Have you been bitten by not doing this in the past? If so I'd like to hear about it.

I wondered why the date program used in the crontab entry was /bin/date whereas it was /usr/bin/date in the main script. Are you working across different OSes or architectures?

Looking forward to more!


norrist says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

I have never heard of a "here document". Thanks for the tip.


Kevin O'Brien says: Excellent show!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

As I was listening to this show on my drive in to work I was thinking that it epitomizes what we mean by something of interest to hackers. I want to hear more from norrist.


Gumnos says: Cleaning up the script

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

You could clean up the script a bit by using a "here document" instead of a temporary SQL file, something like

sqlite3


JONATHAN KULP says: Worst ever?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

I thought I heard you say at the end of this episode that it might be the worst HPR ever? No way! I really enjoyed this, was great hearing how you worked your way through the problem and arrived at a usable solution. Please do more!


Stilvoid says: Seconded!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

I really enjoyed this episode. Please record some more :)


Ken Fallon says: Love It

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2111 which was released on 2016-09-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Love Audio tours


kdmurray says: Audio tours

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2111 which was released on 2016-09-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken was looking for a name for the episodes that people record out in the world rather than in the studio. The name I'm familiar with is a "Soundseeing Tour."

These are always great because of their ambient nature and that they provide a unique perspective on the subject by recording it on location.

This might be a good series too !


mackrackit says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

I found this episode very useful. It gave me a lot of ideas. Looking forward to more like it.


Tony Hughes says: Show 2111

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2111 which was released on 2016-09-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Guys you wanted to know about the auction I use to buy my Computer equipment from. The company is called Northern Realisations they specialise in disposing of old corporate stock no longer required and much of what they sell goes into the refurbishment market. But they have a public auction once a month in Bolton in the UK.

http://www.realnorth.co.uk/


Dave Morriss says: "Copy and paste programming"

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2107 which was released on 2016-08-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Makefiles for Everyday Use

We have probably all been there. I believe the practice is called "copy and paste programming" nowadays. I have certainly written Makefiles by this method. I have tried to learn more about the subject by reading the GNU make manual but it's hard going!

I'd say it's certainly a subject for a series of HPR shows.


Jonathan Kulp says: .REAL

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2107 which was released on 2016-08-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Makefiles for Everyday Use

Thanks for the info. It's funny I guess I could read info pages myself but normally I just look at other people's Makefiles for examples and never really understand what they're doing. Once it all works I'm happy. Bit of trial and more error...


Dave Morriss says: I had forgotten hpodder

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2106 which was released on 2016-08-29 by MrX entitled My Podcast Client

Interesting show.

Your description of hpodder made it sound well worth looking at. Then I realised I'd heard the name before, and on looking in my home directory found I had used it back in 2006. I even found the ~/.hpodder directory and the old Sqlite database. (Yes my homedir contains all the collected crud of many years of tinkering.)

I have no idea why I stopped using hpodder. I eventually hacked together a system of my own around Bashpodder, so maybe that's why. Prior to that I think I was using Juice on the family Windows system and at some point gPodder.

Anyway, it was nice to hear about hpodder again


Fweeb says: .PHONY

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2107 which was released on 2016-08-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Makefiles for Everyday Use

Did a quick `info make` and scanned through it a bit. The .PHONY target is kind of a safety net. See, normally, targets in a makefile share the name of the exact file being made. However, in the case of something like `clean`, there's usually no file with that name being produced, just a series of deletions. *However*, if there is a file named `clean` in the same directory as your makefile, that can cause some confusion for the make command. So, by using `.PHONY: clean`, you're telling make to disregard a file named clean if it happens to see it.

I'm less sure about .SUFFIXES. The section on that in the manual was long and starts with the phrase "Old-Fashioned"... so perhaps it's something that's not entirely necessary for your makefile at this point.


Dave Morriss says: grep -q

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2094 which was released on 2016-08-11 by Jon Kulp entitled Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome, from a series on Accessibility

Yes, 'grep -q' simply returns a zero (true) result if a match is found and writes nothing on standard output.

I didn't know about this until relatively recently. The original Unix 'grep' I encountered didn't have this and you'd have to do things the way you did in your script. GNU grep was enhanced with many such features, which I think was a good thing personally. Others prefer the old "clean" way.


Jon Kulp says: Good tip

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2094 which was released on 2016-08-11 by Jon Kulp entitled Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome, from a series on Accessibility

Aha! Very nice tip! It would save us having to redirect stuff to /dev/null, wouldn't it?


Dave Morriss says: Using grep in a script

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2094 which was released on 2016-08-11 by Jon Kulp entitled Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome, from a series on Accessibility

One thing I have learned while writing Bash scripts (for the hell of it sometimes) is that 'grep -q' is useful for direct use in 'if' expressions.

You could do:

if wmctrl -l | grep -q "LibreOffice"; then
wmctrl -a "LibreOffice"
else
loffice &
fi

It can reduce script complexity a fair bit.


other_Steve says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

wish i could grasp this stuff. i hated computers and computing growing up but didnt understand the importance of oncoming onslaught of the computer age.presently 10 -15 yrs hunting and pecking and have tried to learn but, also have low iq, so im pretty much locked out of any hope of ever learning on my own..anywho thats my problem ! lstening as im typing,and the girlfriend and Prof Dad story is very cool. ty


ivor says: Interesting

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

I always love vim tips. So I got pulled in looking at the buffer search. Then I noticed the other tools mentioned. Most of them I know about and use all that are relevant to me very frequently. So now I'm going to subscribe...



Dave Morriss says: Thanks for mentioning 'ack'

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

Wow! I had never encountered 'ack' before. It's amazing.

I have written a bunch of Bash scripts to work with a PostgreSQL database (yes, I know, it's a bit like wearing a hair shirt; self mortification), and I found I could do things like:

ack --shell --pager=more psql .

There's no other easy way to do this that I know of.

Thanks very much for pointing this one out.


Kevin O'Brien says: Different in EU

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2095 which was released on 2016-08-12 by Ahuka entitled 23 - SSL Certificates - How They Work, from a series on Privacy and Security

Well, I am not a lawyer either, but it looks like EU and US are different in this regard. I can say that in the US the courts have ruled that it is legal since the company owns the computers.


Dave Morriss says: Some answers for you...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2096 which was released on 2016-08-15 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 2, from a series on Bash Scripting

The "%s" is to be used in the prompt, as in:

if ! yes_no_mk3 'Do you want to continue? %s ' 'N'; then

It indicates the point at which the possible responses are shown in the prompt, using capitalisation to denote which is the default. I used '%s' because I'll be using the prompt string as a format definition for printf, and '%s' means "substitute a string of arbitrary length here".

The use of printf to write the prompt string allows the format to be defined when calling the function. The way it's laid out is:

printf -v prompt "$prompt" "[Y/n]"

because the '-v prompt' saves the result in variable 'prompt' (rewrites it).
The "$prompt" is the format string like when you do:

printf "The answer is %d
" 42

giving:

The answer is 42

In this case however, the text to be substituted for '%s' is "[Y/n]".

None of this would work with:

prompt="${prompt} [Y/n]"

In my example function call above you'd get 'prompt' containing:

"Do you want to continue? %s [Y/n]"

No substitution would happen.

Of course you could redesign the function to simply append the "[Y/n]" to the prompt in the way you did. I just liked the flexibility of being able to place that part of the prompt where I liked.

Hope that helps.


Ken Fallon says: Here's me with the questions

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2096 which was released on 2016-08-15 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 2, from a series on Bash Scripting

Any special significance to the "%s" ?

Did not know this: ${FUNCNAME[0]}:
nor this: ${BASH_LINENO[0]}:
nor this: default="${2^^}"

Why do this:
printf -v prompt "$prompt" "[Y/n]"
and not this:
prompt="${prompt} [Y/n]"


Ken Fallon says: Not allowed in the EU

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2095 which was released on 2016-08-12 by Ahuka entitled 23 - SSL Certificates - How They Work, from a series on Privacy and Security

Excellent episode as always.

IAMAL but in the EU at least it is not permissible to intercept all communications via a local ssl cert, even if a policy is in place about non personal use of computers.

Google Chrome also implements checks to alert if the cert used on a site doesn't match the known cert (eg google.com turns out to be company.example.com)

Ken.


Thaj says: Thanks!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2090 which was released on 2016-08-05 by Thaj Sara entitled A Docker Dialog

Groovy, Thanks. Don;t worry there are going to be more like this one in the future for sure.


Ken Fallon says: I love detox

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

detox -vr *

wow what an excellent tool.


Jonas says: New perspective.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2082 which was released on 2016-07-26 by Nacho Jordi entitled Basic Audio Production - Equalization

Thanks for the show. I always tend to change the EQ settings when listening to music, etc. I never really thought about it from the audio engineer's point of view. Specifically the idea of tuning different frequencies out of a recording to change the feel of the recording. Seems like what noise cancelling headphones do but more manual and precise. EQ after the recording is done feels kind of blunt and pointless after hearing what it's really for. I guess that's why they have all those sliders when you see studios on TV and movies. I have much more respect for audio production engineers now.

Maybe on your next show, you can talk about the different ways you could record in a noisy multi-person room as compared to a smaller room with just one or two people.


Dave Morriss says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2089 which was released on 2016-08-04 by MrX entitled Solving a blinkstick python problem

Hi Mr X,

An interesting show. Good to know you're having fun with the BlinkStick.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your Python project in due course.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2093 which was released on 2016-08-10 by Dave Morriss entitled GNU Health, from a series on Interviews

Very interesting, and important, thanks for the interview.


Jonathan Kulp says: Ack!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

Thanks this is a genius tool. Never heard of it before.


b-yeezi says: More interviews

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2090 which was released on 2016-08-05 by Thaj Sara entitled A Docker Dialog

I really enjoyed this show. Not only did it make Docker seem more approachable to me, but I liked hearing the different perspectives of beginner and experienced Docker users.

I also enjoy the interview format, and want to hear more of them. I may have to try to make one myself.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the hint Jon!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

Hi Jon,

My daughter had actually survived perfectly well with the adapter of the sort you recommended to me during the semester. Thanks for alerting me to these devices by the way!

I wanted to fix the audio jack problem because I thought the USB device was mechanically vulnerable, since it sticks out a moderate amount. My son destroyed a dual port on his laptop many years ago in an accident involving a large USB stick, so I have always regarded laptop USB ports as fragile.


Jonathan Kulp says: I'm in the Same Boat

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

The exact same thing happened on my daughter's laptop about 2 months ago. I still have not retrieved the tiny bit of headphone jack from inside the laptop. Our solution was to use a $10 USB audio adapter I had lying around for just such occasions when the audio goes belly-up on one of our computers. She's using that now and seems happy enough.


Dave Morriss says: I hope it never happens to you!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

Thanks for the comments.

One thing I don't think I said was that I ensured the drill bit protruded from the Dremel only far enough to get about 2mm from the base of the hole. I had visions of wrecking the laptop if I accidentally drilled into some other component.

If I had to do this again I'd drill as far as I could, then I might try gluing a cocktail stick or thin nail into the hole in the plug with cyanoacrylate/CA/super-glue. I'd use the gel type so it didn't drip all over the place and make the problem worse though.


Alpha32 says: Brilliant!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

Well done, Mr Morriss! I'm constantly breaking things, so this one is getting bookmarked.


Dave Morriss says: Made in Scotland

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Alpha32: nice idea but Pinhead Oatmeal is produced in Scotland by Hamlyns of Banff, Aberdeenshire (see my picture at https://flic.kr/p/JH3hkk), and others too no doubt. I suspect that not much goes south of the border :-)

As to Brexit, in my nightmares I see us heading back to the days of my childhood where garlic was evil foreign substance and olive oil was for putting on burns and was kept in the medicine cabinet.


Tony Hughes says: New Toys

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2097 which was released on 2016-08-16 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled New Toys, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Just to say I made a mistake on the price of the new tower during the show mixing it up with the Dell laptop I also bought at the same auction, the Total price I paid was £184.80 which given these go on E-bay for £260+ not including delivery I thought was a Bargain.


Alpha32 says: World oat domination

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Dave, we could start a pinhead/steelcut oat racket. I'll ship them from the US, and you sell them in the UK. I'm guessing their rarity in the UK is because you had been importing them from Europe? The pinhead oat industry, an unforeseen casualty of Brexit?


knightwise says: Yeey Steve !

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

Hey Steve :) Very happy to hear that you found the show entertaining. I hope you have a lot of fun using linux, I think its even MORE fun if you can do it on hardware that other people have discarded. Gives you geek creds !


Steve says: HPR 2088

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

Great story and well told.


Alpha32 says: Excellent show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

This show was great. The magnet thing was hilarious, it seems that kids always come up with those incredibly simple solutions. Very reaffirming and entertaining. Thanks for sharing!


Tony Hughes says: HPR 2088

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Knightwise really loved this show your experience with Linux goes a bit further back than mine I only took the plunge when Ubuntu came on the scene and I started to use it to Freecycle old kit here in the UK. I was so impressed with the reactions of those receiving the freely given PC's that I started to use Linux on my own box and have been Linux only since 2009 First with Ubuntu and then Mint. I have just upgraded to Mint 18 and so far it looks quite stable.


Tony Hughes says: Whats in My Bag

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2086 which was released on 2016-08-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Guy's just a comment on your comment on my Show 2065 the Laptops I talked about were all bought at a local computer auction that I have been going to for about 9 years, and where most of my PC tech comes from, so not donated but bought at a very reasonable cost. The Lenovo X61s cost me £35 each and make brilliant little net books that if they get broken on the move I've not lost a fortune.


Windigo says: My favorite

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2078 which was released on 2016-07-20 by Windigo entitled What's in my bag?, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Not only still kicking, but its been my primary machine for the past three weeks while traveling.

In fact, I'm typing on it right now! Because it was in my bag! How meta!


NYbill says: Mini9

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2078 which was released on 2016-07-20 by Windigo entitled What's in my bag?, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Ha, our old Mini9 is still kicking huh? Good to hear its still being put to good use!


0xf10e says: Nice work!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

:D


folky says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2068 which was released on 2016-07-06 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Podcasts I listen to and how I fetch them., from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thank you for your show!
I too use podget (I talked about it earlier - HPR1992). My podget saves nearly all files in folders named with date. You get this by setting %YY%-%MM%-%DD% after the feed-urls in your serverlist. This way you can listen chronologically and can easy delete all you listened to without the need to know it for every file. You didn't have to use cleanup-function of podget either.

Did you set MOST_RECENT=xx in your podgetrc? I set it to 30 and it works.

On the question of syncing between devices I recommend to use rsync. You can take a look at the script I wrote https://github.com/swegryps/bepackpod for inspiration.


Krayon says: SLiM

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2064 which was released on 2016-06-30 by Frank Bell entitled Test-Driving Devuan

FYI: SLiM (_S_imple _L_og_i_n _M_anager) should allow you to cycle through
the available DM's by pressing the F1 key. You simply stop on your desired DM,
then login.

SLiM config within /etc/ somewhere ( /etc/slim.conf or /etc/slim/slim.conf
probably) can be used to define the choices.


brian says: great info

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2072 which was released on 2016-07-12 by sigflup entitled That Awesome Time I Deleted My Home Directory

I have had my best results with "testdisk", but definitely gonna play with this.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2072 which was released on 2016-07-12 by sigflup entitled That Awesome Time I Deleted My Home Directory

I hope I never have to do this, but I'm glad to know it's possible.

Thanks.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2074 which was released on 2016-07-14 by brian entitled Experience With A Neighborhood Cat

A tale of kindness, gentleness, and truth, especially the truth that we must accept death as being as much a part of life as birth.

This caused me to remember an experience we once had, though the end was happier.

My new wife and I were going away to visit my parents over Thanksgiving, which is at the end of November in the States, and her younger sister was watching the house; sister allowed the cat to escape. Understand the cat was declawed was most decidedly not an outside cat.

The cat did not come back.

Later on, in the spring, across the street neighbor called me over and there was Mittens, curled up next to his chimney, a shadow of her former self. When I brought her back in side, new wife shrieked and ran away, the poor thing looked so bad. The happy ending is that she (the cat) fully recovered and lived long enough to tame the Labrador we got several years later.


Ken Fallon says: This show is of interest to hackers

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2074 which was released on 2016-07-14 by brian entitled Experience With A Neighborhood Cat

Dont be afraid to share more.

Ken


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2070 which was released on 2016-07-08 by David Whitman entitled Adventures with Jonathan Slocum

It was nice to hear Project Gutenberg and Librivox get some publicity. They are two of the most worthwhile projects on the innerwebs.


Dave Morriss says: Series page

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I just listened to this episode, and noticed that I told Ken that the Series page (http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php) was static. It's not, it's a dynamic bit of PHP like it always was. I just improved the database query and changed the layout.

I was confusing it with the page about missing summaries and tags (hackerpublicradio.org/report_missing_tags.php) which is static and is regenerated with a Perl script and a template whenever there are updates to these items.

Probably nobody noticed, but I like to be accurate if I can :-)


b-yeezi says: Thanks for the quick tips

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2069 which was released on 2016-07-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Counting Stuff in LibreOffice Calc, from a series on LibreOffice

I already know about countif. There is also a function called sumif, which is similar. Instead of counting, it will sum up the values of a given range if criteria is met in another range.

Consider:

red | 1
blue | 4
green | 6
red | 4

=sumif(A1:A4,"red",B1:B4)
result: 5

The sumproduct was new for me. I have already started to use it. Keep up the informative shows.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2068 which was released on 2016-07-06 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Podcasts I listen to and how I fetch them., from a series on Podcast recommendations

As a Slackware user, I sort of kind of knew of the Church of the Subgenius, praise Bob, but I had not stumbled over their podcast.

All I can say is, how very strange.

Just as an aside, I use podget to get my pods. I used to use podracer until it didn't like me any more.

None of that fancy GUI stuff for me.:)


cybergrue says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2068 which was released on 2016-07-06 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Podcasts I listen to and how I fetch them., from a series on Podcast recommendations

GPodder was slow in my case because it was indexing all the files in its folder to maintain an internal database. You can set options in the GPodder options to delete files after x number of days. Also you can manually clean up files in the application. That said, never delete the underlying files because it will cause the GPodder database to become desynchronized which causes its own set of problems.


Ivan "Epicanis" Privaci says: This is a thing of beauty

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I haven't listened to the episode, but I must say the inclusion of HTML in the feeds makes these Community News entries *much* easier to read. They used to show up as a smashed-together mass of text in my feed-reader.

Spiffy work!


MrX says: Re Re Baofeng UV5R

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2062 which was released on 2016-06-28 by MrX entitled Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

Just read your comment above again and realised I hadn't properly answered your question. yes most if not all the menus are spoken. When you push the menu button it announces “menu” and shows you on the display which option is selected. You can find out which option is being displayed by pushing the menu button a 2nd time, you would then push exit.

To change to another menu option you could either use the up down keys or use keypad entry which unfortunately only beeps within the menu option however again you can find out what option you are in by pushing menu a 2nd time. Hope this makes isn't too confusing and I still think a blind op could use it fine particularly if you upload a pile of frequencies to it using the open source chirp software.

Mrx


MrX says: Re Baofeng UV5R

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2062 which was released on 2016-06-28 by MrX entitled Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

Yes it does indeed talk out of the box and almost all the functions are announced. Playing with the radio I notice that not all functions are spoken the band function button for example which changes between VHF and UHF function only beeps but you can go to any frequency directly at any time when in VFO mode which is spoken and you can then just type the frequency in directly. The VFO A/B is the same but again the same applies. Would imagine make an excellent radio for a blind op and you won't go far wrong at the price, best regards.

MrX


Luke says: Steel cut oats

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2057 which was released on 2016-06-21 by dodddummy entitled dodddummy on oats, from a series on Cooking

Sadly steel cut oats are really hard to find in UK supermarkets as everywhere just stocks rolled oats. You can order online but so expensive compared to rolled.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

I've always preferred fountain pens, starting with one that belonged to my grandmother; I started using that one in high school. I currently have a relatively inexpensive Waterman--with a bellows, not a cartridge--that is my favorite of the two dozen or so fountain pens we have lying about this house, many picked up at yard sales or resale shops.

But I'm old. When I went to school, we were taught "printing," which was presented as a precursor to "writing." Not learning how to write, as opposed to print, was not an option.

I agree wholeheartedly that there is a difference between taking notes and simple transcribing a lecture. Transcription does not promote synthesis of information in any form--one is too preoccupied with taking dictation to think about what is being dictated.

When my own kids came home from school talking about some mysterious thing called "cursive," I almost didn't know what the heck they were talking about.


jezra says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

Excellent episode. Just a few of my observations on writing: During National Novel Writing Month, there are quite a few participants who choose to write their novel by hand. While it is true that writing long-hand is usually slower than typing, writing in short-hand can be much faster than typing.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/yeah-i-still-use-shorthand-and-a-smartpen/373281/


Mike Ray says: Baofeng UV5R

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2062 which was released on 2016-06-28 by MrX entitled Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

Interesting show. I'm curious about the Baofeng. Does it talk out-of-the-box, and are ALL functions and menus spoken? In other words as a blind op would I be able to do everything with the radio that you can?

G4XBF


Luiz Rodrigo says: THANKS!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Ow ! thanks for this article , is very helpful for me .


Brian says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

Great show, I like your idea's of motivating kids to write/take notes. I wish a teacher in my life would have taken the time to teach me this important skill. You should try to be a guest on the pen addict podcast. I think your views would be greatly appreciated.


Todd Mitchell says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

Thanks Jon, more to come!


Jon Kulp says: More!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

Excellent first episode! I really enjoyed this. I hope you will do many more episodes in the future, maybe even expanding upon how you met your future wife at age 12! Truly crazy.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2050 which was released on 2016-06-10 by handsome_pirate entitled Developing Black & White Film

What a lovely episode, thanks :)


Jon Kulp says: Excellent!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2056 which was released on 2016-06-20 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Interview with a young hacker, from a series on Interviews

I loved this! I wish he'd gone into more detail about his python library, but I salute him for having created one in the first place. Great stuff.


gurdonark says: Good listen

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2052 which was released on 2016-06-14 by sigflup entitled A Nerdy Conversation With Linden About Technology

I enjoyed this episode. The "how I got into computers/Linux" sections were fun. If my small-town 1970s southern high school had had Logo programming books I would have been delighted--and to this day, Logo is my favorite way to draw.


0xf10e says: -1 for facebook, too

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2055 which was released on 2016-06-17 by JWP entitled GNU Nano Editor

Nice show, but dude, that was some really bad noise!

You probably meant "nano is an editor for _normal_ people". I use vi-style keybindings in my shell but I have yet to notice to be imaginary ;P

Oh, and -1 for Facebook from me, too.
Nano should be careful not to be kicked out of GNU when RMS hears about this…


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

As far as transcription, lets look at the speech to text API's Mycroft uses (at least at roll out) or some of the algorithms developed for Sirius at http://clarity-lab.org/.


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2053 which was released on 2016-06-15 by JustMe entitled My 2nd HPR Beer Podcast

Good choice, literally my favorite mass produced bottled beer, I reviewed it back in the old Podbrewers days. I don't see it often here, and it's kinda spendy when it is.


Jon Kulp says: Probably

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2054 which was released on 2016-06-16 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management, from a series on Accessibility

Yes, I think so. I'm pretty sure that Jezra uses this on a headless computer in his house. You might go back and listen to my interview with Jezra from episode 1284 (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1284) and see what he says about it.


amunizp says: +1 for nano

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2055 which was released on 2016-06-17 by JWP entitled GNU Nano Editor

But a bit disapointed that it is in Facebook. I just use it and like it but not enough to join Facebook.


amunizp says: Headless?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2054 which was released on 2016-06-16 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management, from a series on Accessibility

Would this work for headless computers. I mean opening and closing minetest server running on a single board computer.


laindir says: Me too

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

I also find myself ssh'd into my rpi as my daily driver--glad to know I'm not alone. I loved the list of apps and have saved it for a re-listen. Inspiring.


Jon Kulp says: CLI word processing

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

I've been trying out that CLI word processor, wordgrinder. This is really pretty cool. Once I figured out that you had to use the native .wg format to start out with and then convert it over to odt or HTML, it worked great. I like how it does a nice clean HTML conversion without any styling at all. You've got very basic paragraph styles for headings and quotations, couple of basic character formatting options, it's just right. :-) Thanks for the tip.


NYbill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2044 which was released on 2016-06-02 by NYbill entitled Bring on the Power!

Hey Rocket-Dog. Its been a long time! I doubt this is the place for a chit-chat though. :P Shoot me an email if you'd like.


Jon Kulp says: CenterIM

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

Great episode! Especially liked the rundown of CLI apps. Got CenterIM running on my servers now. Thanks.


pitfd says: Server Setup

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

Dear Knightwise,

great contribution. Would like to have one :-). As I am not well versed in
server stuff, would you mind to elaborate on server setup - may be
point out a good tutorial?
thank you
pitfd


FiftyOneFifty says: Neat little app, thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2047 which was released on 2016-06-07 by JWP entitled Neo Fetch 1.5

Even though there isn't a binary in the openSUSE repos, installation was as easy as downloading the source from Github, unpacking the archive, and running "sudo make install"


rocket-dog says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2044 which was released on 2016-06-02 by NYbill entitled Bring on the Power!

Hope you are doing well Bill. :)


Dave Morriss says: Pre-built kit

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2029 which was released on 2016-05-12 by NYbill entitled The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

The company still have the item on their website, though it seems to be sold out. It seems to be the red PCB and a colour screen, so I guess it's genuine and might be the same model.

http://curiouselectric.co.uk/products/osillo-tron-o-matic-2000-oscilloscope-kit


Dave Morriss says: Regex in Libre Office

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

As a long-term user of Libre Office, Open office before that and Star Office even before that, I love this feature and have used a lot!

My boss used to give me grief about not using Microsoft Word and adhering to the "Corporate Standards", but with a Unix box and later a Linux box on my desk I was *far* more productive the way I was :-)

In my experience the earlier versions of Word were not good, though regular expression capability did appear at some point. Microsoft's version of regex is of course different from the more standard versions found under Unix & Linux. Libre Office is much more conformant with the various standards I believe.


NYbill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2029 which was released on 2016-05-12 by NYbill entitled The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

If it was a color screen it might be the same kit. There are a few other DSO kits out there with non-color screens.

I'm sure these things can be bought cheaply in bulk. Looks like someone might be making a bit off them selling them with a custom made plywood case.

Good on'em. The entrepreneurial spirit.


Kathy scogna says: Director

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

Very funny.
So funny that I kept looking for the video....duh, this is public radio.
Good job.



Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I would think that some persons would be interested in knowing how prox readers and cards work. I encounter lots of misconceptions about prox cards, such "they send out a signal all on their ownsome."


Bill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Any particular type things you guys would like to know about?


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

It is quite good, but different. It's not for every day nor every taste, but I do quite like it.

I cannot envision eating it with jam--I fear the sweetness of the jam would clash with the savoriness of the bread. As for rye and caraway, if I bake rye bread and forget the caraway, it fails the Hungarian girlfriend test.:)

Also, if you're a mystery buff, try some Kerry Greenwood mysteries. Kerry Greenwood makes words dance.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

Part of my issue with regex is, of course, that I don't have much need to use it, so learning it is more an intellectual pursuit. It's not like I was sysadmin, for example, except of my own little home network.

That's why editing my procmailrc helps--it gives me a need to learn it.

If I ever understand regex, I shall proudly claim the title of "Linux Geek."


Dave Morriss says: Frank Delaney et al

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I thoroughly echo Kevin's comments about Dan Carlin. Also knew little about the history of First World War, even though my late father was fascinated by it, and our house was full of books about it. Dan Carlin drew a picture of events that horrified and fascinated me.

In the past I have listened to Frank Delaney a lot on BBC Radio, where he presented programmes called "Bookshelf" and "Word of Mouth", both absolutely excellent in my opinion. I shall follow your recommendation and try his podcast as well.

Thanks for such an interesting show.


Jon Kulp says: Ask Me Another

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I enjoyed this episode, thanks. if you like "Wait wait, don't tell me," you probably would like "Ask me another," if you don't already listen to it. Thanks also for mentioning the James Joyce podcast. I'm a huge James Joyce fan and at one point studied his works quite closely. If nothing else, that podcast is guaranteed to have a steady source of new material for a really long time. :-)


Kevin O'Brien says: Dan Carlin

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks for recording this Jane. I always enjoy seeing what other people are recommending. I am also a huge Dan Carlin fan. I have listened to every one of his Hardcore History shows, and stay current with Common Sense.

For anyone who loves US history, I can also recommend Ben Franklin's World, which is at http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/ . They bill themselves as a podcast about "Early American History, which in practice means Colonial through the Civil War.


Dave Morriss says: Must try this, or a modification thereof

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

Interesting recipe. There are some quite powerfully-flavoured seeds there and I'm curious to find out how they taste in combination.

I often use sesame, poppy and sunflower seeds and might put caraway in a rye-based loaf.


Dave Morriss says: Really enjoyed this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

An excellent show. A lot of old memories were triggered for me with your mention of VMS, SunOS, SPARCstations, Usenet and the rest.

Looking forward to more shows.


Dave Morriss says: Was tempted to get one

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2029 which was released on 2016-05-12 by NYbill entitled The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I saw some of these, built and installed in a laser-cut plywood case, when I was at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire recently. I was tempted to buy one but didn't because I wasn't sure what I'd use it for! They were selling for around £30 I think.

Great subject for a show!


Dave Morriss says: Interesting subject

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

There was a lot I didn't know in here. I'm looking forward to more!


Dave Morriss says: A most interesting show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Thanks for this. It really made me sit and think. I arrived at the 'true' solution just before you mentioned it, which is probably more coincidence than anything else - I'm usually poor at doing things like this!


Dave Morriss says: Nice idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2024 which was released on 2016-05-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Remapping Keys with xmodmap

I have been bitten by this over the years of using Unix and Linux and this is quite an original solution.

Personally, I have got into the habit of either using Tab while typing an existing file name so that the shell formats it for me by adding backslashes before spaces and the like, or by enclosing such names in quotes. However, the strategy of avoiding creating such file names is a good one.


FiftyOneFifty says: Good Times

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

But I am never going fishing with Jezra


Dennis New says: Hilarious Indeed

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

I lol'ed a few times -- including the "the boat's on fire" Excellent show.


Dave Morriss says: Cooking! Yay!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2037 which was released on 2016-05-24 by Alpha32 entitled Alpha32's Pinhead Oats, from a series on Cooking

Great show.

I use those spices a lot - mainly in stewed apple - but I've never tried them in porridge. I must sample them sometime.

On the subject of naming differences, we call the dry processed oats (crushed, ground, chopped, rolled, etc) "oatmeal". What you call oatmeal we call porridge I believe.

Yes, I think we need more cooking shows. Regional recipes sound like a great idea. As a Sassenach I'm not sure I'm the right person to talk about Scottish cooking though :-)


Dave Morriss says: Good luck with regex

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

Hi Frank,

Regular expressions are a language in their own right. It's not a trivial concept to get your head around. However, learning how to use them is very rewarding because they are everywhere.

I used to use procmail for my mail back in the days when the university I worked at first connected to the internet and had access to TCP/IP and SMTP mail. (Prior to that we'd used DECMail and the UK "Coloured Book" networking protocols). I found the regular expressions in procmailrc challenging, but gradually got the hang of them.

I just posted the last episode of this series, number 5, today. I hope you make your way through them all and find them useful.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

I put off listening to this until I had the time and peace to concentrate and follow along in the shownotes.

All I can say is that regex still makes my brain hurt (but, since I've been fine-tuning my procmailrc file, I've got something to practice on).

I'm going to listen again and then do the rest of the series, slowly and deliberately.

Thanks. If the brain pain goes away, I'll let you know.


Todd says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great episode


Todd says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Very interesting. Please do more.


Jon Kulp says: Hilarious

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

Wow this might be the funniest HPR episode I've ever heard. (the boat's on fire!!) As far as making a recording while I'm doing something, it's all about the $2 lapel microphone, plugged either into my zoom H1 or my phone. Awesome show, Jezra!


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I've been out of that industry for almost 10 years. Not sure I remember enough to talk coherently about it.:)


rstackhouse says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

JSON's rise in popularity was due to its utility as a data transfer format in heavy client web applications. XML is very verbose in comparison with JSON. Back when JavaScript interpreters were slower, this bloat was a big deal. XML just takes longer to parse, and in an environment where type coercion is the norm, a lot of type information, in the form of XSD, just doesn't make sense. When you own both ends of a communication pipeline, a strict contract, isn't really necessary.


Bill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Glad you liked it. Maybe you should do one from the other end as well and we can do competing podcast. ;)


laindir says: Late

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2016 which was released on 2016-04-25 by laindir entitled Echoprint

Quite behind on my listening, so I didn't even think to check for comments until I caught the community news show just now (just caught up to my episode last night). Frankly, I'm way over my head. My very limited understanding of the fingerprint is that it's just a timestamped list of transitions between sounds. I don't know nearly enough about signal processing generally, nor about how Echoprint encodes those transitions specifically, to even speculate how one would begin to distinguish between music and speech.


amunizp says: app

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

App that records flac and uploads to next slot would be great. Make it available on F-droid.

I have wanted to do a python-kivy app, maybe just a RSS catcher only for HPR will catch enough attention. currently I am using antennapod for rss of comments


Tony Hughes says: Building Comunity

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Hi Droops

Some of the other tech related shows I currently listen to are:

The Ubuntu Podcast
http://ubuntupodcast.org/

The Pi Podcast
http://thepipodcast.com/

mintCast
https://mintcast.org/

Linux Luddites
https://linuxluddites.com/

Bad Voltage
http://www.badvoltage.org/

GeekRant
http://elementopie.com/geekrant-episodes

Going Linux
http://goinglinux.com/

Computer America
http://computeramerica.com/

Linux Unplugged
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/

Linux Voice
https://www.linuxvoice.com/category/podcasts/

Dan Lynch (former Linux Outlaws)
danlynch.org/

All the podcasts mentioned here are community driven and their hosts would make good guest hosts, or people to interview.

I'm sure other HPR listeners/hosts could suggest many more that I've never heard of let alone listened to.



Dave Morriss says: Show tags

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Some great suggestions here. Thanks.

As far as the tag situation is concerned there is an ongoing project to add these (and summaries), where we're asking for Community assistance. Check out http://hackerpublicradio.org/missing_summaries_and_tags.html for the current state, and how to send updates. All contributions are very welcome!

The idea of explicitly linking to related shows is an excellent one, though some database redesign and code changes might be desirable to improve tag parsing and searching.


droops says: Tech Podcasts

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

I am very out of the loop. What shows should we go after? What shows do you listen to?


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

I made a couple of loaves of this yesterday, this time adding oats, as I found a can of steel-cut oats in the pantry.

I used about a quarter cup of oats for two loaves, pouring boiling water over them and letting them soak for about two hours before mixing the dough. The results tasted good, but the oats seemed to add more to the texture than to the flavor,

I note, though, that the results passed the girlfriend test with flying colors.


Tony Hughes says: building community

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Really enjoyed this show, I like some of the idears you suggest. Getting some of the podcasters from popular Linux/tech podcasts to do guest shows for HPR and then publicising them on their site's. This would drive listeners to both HPR and the guest hosts show, this is a win situation to both party's. Also if hosts who have their own blog, blog about their shows at HPR this may also drive new traffic to the HPR site. I did a post on both my own and my Makerspace blog for this very reason after my first HPR show to be aired soon.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

Oops. Looks like I made a typo.


NYbill says: The old gray beards in the basement.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Its amazing how many of us discovered the Unix systems in the depths of our college basements. ;)


Jonathan Kulp says: Bring on the rockets

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Very nice episode! Can't wait to hear about model rockets...



Peri Saner says: Wife

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Brilliant! Insightful! Funny! Well written and well-recorded. I even learned some things about you! This program has insights for the beginner as well as the experienced. A highly recommended listen.


Dave Morriss says: SSHFS; SSD

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Thanks for the comments Beeza!

I tend to use NFS out of habit. I spent many years setting up NFS between Unix systems and others at my work, so it's what I do. I have used SSHFS briefly, but not as a permanent thing. I will consider using it more.

My thinking about using the SSD was that it's built for long-term repeated use, whereas a microSD is not engineered to the same standards. I have heard of SD cards failing in the past and I don't want that to happen with this server. I reasoned that the microSD would get very light use in this configuration so would last longer. My information might be out of date though!



Beeza says: Alternative Pi Server Setup

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Hi Dave

Thanks for a very interesting show.

I am using a Pi2 as a file server but avoided a lot of complexity buy using SSHFS. I can connect a client to the server with one line typed in a terminal window. From then on the server can be accessed as if it were a local folder on the client. Very simple, very reliable.

I'm not sure I followed the rationale for booting from the attached SSD, given that you still have to have a microSD card in the Pi.

Whichever way you connect, a Pi + SSD is a great low-cost server solution. I'm staggered that small businesses aren't so far buying them in huge numbers.

I always enjoy your shows, Dave. Please keep them coming.


Windigo says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1967 which was released on 2016-02-16 by Nacho Jordi entitled How I saw the Linux Light at the end of the Windows tunnel, from a series on How I Found Linux

Wrote a novel for the pleasure of using the word processor? If that isn't the quote of a hacker, I don't know what is. :)


Gabriel Evenfire says: Glad you liked it

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Very glad to hear that the puzzle description was clear. This was my biggest worry about the podcast: that it would be hard to imagine what was happening! Thanks for the feedback!


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2030 which was released on 2016-05-13 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Book Review: The Pocket Ref

Sometimes, nothing beats a book.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I found this fascinating.

I used to do training and support for a company that manufactures security systems. We made the boards that the door contacts, PIRs, and the like connect to, but we didn't make peripheral hardware, other than card readers. I enjoyed hearing how the doohickey on the other end of the wire worked


Todd says: Great show!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

I really enjoyed hearing how your church uses Linux and open source software. Our church used to use Linux in the sound booth, but we too started to use PRO Presenter so we had to switch to windows. We do still use Audacity to record sermons.


Dave Morriss says: Great!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2021 which was released on 2016-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Glad the show was useful. If the result of what we do is more shows in the queue then it all seems worthwhile :-)


Steve Saner says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Well done on the audio description of the puzzle. I had an almost perfect picture in my head of it before seeing the pictures. That's not an easy thing to do.

The story itself was also great. One of the most fun shows to listen too.


Matt (g33kdad) says: Thanks!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2021 which was released on 2016-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

A big thanks to John and Dave for doing the community news this month.

Your "review" of my show (2019) gave me some good ideas for future shows. Most specifically, a show on how I use ownCloud will probably come next.

I love HPR! Thanks to all the hosts and admins


Ken Fallon says: Done

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Changed fast to fat


Matt (g33kdad) says: Thanks, John

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2019 which was released on 2016-04-28 by Matt McGraw (g33kdad) entitled a pi project and an owncloud project

Thanks, John! I bet the Marantz sounds great! My dad had one when I was a kid.

Matt


Christopher M. Hobbs says: Tell us about truckin'!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hey, wonderful episode! You had a lot of great tips about durable kit. I'm going to look a few of them up.

Would you consider doing an episode talking about truck driving? People see truck drivers every day and we don't know much about the world you're in!

Thanks for submitting a show and welcome to HPR!


Mike Ray says: Metal boxes and Emacs

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

I suppose there may be enough holes in a metal Pi case to let some of the RF in or out but as the antennas are on the PCB it would be very inefficient compared to being put in a plastic case.

Editors? Emacs of course is the only true editor, Emacspeak doubly so.


Dave Morriss says: Title change

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Thanks Ramiro. This typo obviously slipped through the net in 2014, but has now been corrected


b-yeezi says: Interesting approach

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2024 which was released on 2016-05-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Remapping Keys with xmodmap

This is an interesting approach to prevent creating new files from bad names. You should also consider the command line tool called detox. This tool is especially useful when you are dealing with entire directories of existing files with bad file names.


Ramiro says: FAT, FAT32

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Perhaps you could change the name of the Podcast from "FAST and NTFS" to "FAT and NTFS"


mysterio2 says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great show, very useful info in understanding something we all have occasion to be involved with.


Dave Morriss says: Faraday cage, Pibow and Nano

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Hi Mike!

Thanks for confirming: yes I thought a metal case would block both WiFi and Bluetooth as you say. However, these are being sold as suitable for the Pi 3, though I imagine this is more to do with the size. Seems odd though.

The Pibow cases are made of quite thin acrylic - 2.8mm thick according to my digital callipers. Some layers have quite narrow pieces which wrap around items on the board like the USB connectors. Also you have to remove a protective film from each layer, which can put strain on these narrow parts as you peel it off. I have nearly snapped them on occasion, but the trick is to be slow and steady as you peel and support the weaker pieces. Once assembled the layers above and below keep everything nice and firm I find.

Hi JWP!

There's nothing inherently wrong with Nano, it's simple to use and does the job. I used Pico (on a VAX Cluster running VMS where it was the editor for the Pine mail client) for many years. However, it was a tremendous relief to move away to a more powerful editor like EDT and TPU on the VAX, then Emacs and Vi/Vim on Unix.

Finding myself presented with Nano is a shock when my fingers and brain are trying to operate in Vim mode, so I want to install Vim as soon as I can - preferably with my own .vimrc and all the plugins I normally use!


JWP says: Great Podcast

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hey I really liked your podcast thank you for being so clear about wants in your bag. I liked your simple approach to your items. The Wifi whips you got to do a show about that stuff for sure. Please build on what you shared I liked the recorder part a lot as drive a lot to.


JWP says: GNU Nano Editor

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

The GNU Nano Editor is a real hardcore editor for people who do not want to hurt themselves with an editor.


Mike Ray says: Pi3 in a Metal Box

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

If you put a Pi3 in a metal box it acts as a good Faraday cage and the WiFi and Bluetooth RF cannot get in or out.

Good episode. I bought one of the PiBow cases recently and the layer pieces snapped apart in several places. Very poor quality in my opinion.


Jon Kulp says: What's in your cab?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Excellent show! Thanks so much for the taking the time to record and also to put together such detailed notes. A couple of follow-up topics occur to me: 1. "what's in my cab." Always interesting to hear the kind of things people consider "must have" when they have to live in small spaces for a long period of time. 2. how to back up an 18 wheeler to a loading area. I've always been amazed at how professional truck drivers can back those giant things into the most awkward places. Much respect!


Eric Suess says: Thank you.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2009 which was released on 2016-04-14 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Understanding the GNU/Screen Hardstatus line

This was an excellent show!

I have been looking (or just not aware that I should have been) for something like screen.

I really like this. Thank you.


Ken Fallon says: Because it was

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Hi Frank,

Back in the day, we were as relaxed in releasing shows as you suggest. It was fine for a while but then after a time, the shows were not been released as often. This is why there are only 2308 shows rather than the 3780 shows you say there should be. Around October 2010 there were a few months with very little activity, and people were saying that HPR had podfaded.

I suggested we should either end HPR or continue it.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2010-September/007639.html
This was prompted by a lostnbronx show "hpr0560 :: Old soldiers", which was an essay about how to gracefully end a podcast.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0560

Following discussions the promise was made that we would continue as a community podcast. So that when the community decides it's time to finish the project, we play all the shows we have and close it down with grace and dignity.

This is why we have the text on each and every podcast. "We are a Community podcast network that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Today's show, like all our shows, was contributed by a HPR listener like yourself."
http://hackerpublicradio.org/theme.php

So no shows - no HPR. Why drag it out.

Ken.



JimZat says: Honest Auto Mechanics

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great show and information.

I have a local mechanic that I use for items which I am unable to take care of myself. I have often felt guilty that he undercharged me for hours worked compared to "book hours".

Your insight has relieved my guilt and made me even more confident that he a GOOD mechanic and I can feel comfortable referring friends to him.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Hi Alpha32,

Glad you enjoyed the episode.

I have to admit that I have not yet tried anything else on the laptop. I was waiting to see what Ubuntu 16.04 looks like, but I will try out some live versions of some other distributions very soon.


Frank says: I don't quite get it

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

I never understood this issue: Why will HPR "die" if there are no more shows in the queue? What is the problem with a day without a show? Will the server crash with a Nullpointer exception? You said HPR has been broadcasting for more than 10!½ years. In that case we would be at show #3780-something now.

Greetings from spring-y Europe


Jon Kulp says: Awesome!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

I loved this episode! Please do more car repair shows, this is something I want to learn more about. Ever since getting my 04 Ranger I've been trying to do all of the repairs myself. Can always use tips from a professional. Thanks for a great episode.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Fascinating. Thanks for shedding light on what to most is a mystery.


Jonathan Kulp says: Muttonchop too

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2019 which was released on 2016-04-28 by Matt McGraw (g33kdad) entitled a pi project and an owncloud project

Thanks I really enjoyed this episode. I actually do something similar with one of my Raspberry Pis but I use Jezra's muttonchop audio server (http://www.jezra.net/projects/muttonchop) and control the audio either from my phone, tablet, or laptop. Mutton-chop has a web interface so you just need a browser on your remote device to control everything. I hook the Pi into a 1972 Marantz receiver. Like you, I found that I needed to get a USB audio interface b/c onboard audio was awful. I got a little dongle off of Amazon for about 8 or $10 and it sounds tremendous. Incidentally one of my favorite streaming stations is JazzStream: Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento)


Alpha32 says: Interesting show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Another great show, Mr Morriss. How is the entroware's hardware compatibility with other distros?


Ken Fallon says: Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2016 which was released on 2016-04-25 by laindir entitled Echoprint

I would have gotten lost at the first hurdle.

Although you may not be able to determine if the the music was the HPR theme or not, could you determine if there was music in a section at all ?

Say if we cut the first 3 minutes from the front and end of a episode, could it check if there was music in there ?

Thanks,

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Logging in android

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Hi NYbill,

Did I miss it or was it possible to log values over time in the app ?

Ken


Ken Fallon says: Great episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

Hi Joe,

Great episode the content will hit the mark regardless of anyone's beliefs.

I am not familiar with your Church, so please feel free to record a episode on your Churches history, and what it stands for. I have no doubt that would be of interest to hackers.

Naturally there may be people who do and do not share your views, but I'm sure it would all get a better understanding.

Naturally this invitation is open to all.

Reverend Ken pastor of the Church of send in more shows :)


jan says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

this should be positive to quite a few people! thx for sharing



Ken Fallon says: large complex files

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Hi klaatu,

Have you compared the parsing times and performance when loading large and complex xml documents ?

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Normal Parsers

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2012 which was released on 2016-04-19 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Untangle, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Hi klaatu,

Can you (do a introduction series on python and then) talk about the "normal' xml methods as well please.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Don't like xpath !

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

What - You don't like XPath !

Why if only someone recorded a show about that.

/me digs his own hole on this one.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2009 which was released on 2016-04-14 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Understanding the GNU/Screen Hardstatus line

A great show. Can you send in a screen shot of the finished product please.

Also a general introduction/series on Screen and tmux etc would be great.

Thanks for this.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Nice one

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

Hi Dave,

Another great episode.

I completely missed the .$$ thing before although I have seen it before.

Ken.


NYbill says: Its a brand new bench!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

About 4 months ago my wife decided she no longer wanted a 4x6' glass top desk that was in our spare room. So, I grabbed it. The glass top would be good for hot work. Soldering, hot air, etc...

I set all my gear up on it and made a nice, clean, dedicated space in the computer room for electronics work.

And... then I used it. It hasn't been clean since. :P

Yes, I confess, the bench/desk is how you describe it. Strewn with test gear, parts, and tools. Always with multiple projects going on at once.

But, that is how it should be! ;)










Mike Ray says: Great Show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Great second part to this. I love all the plasticky sounds and clicks of taking the thing apart and looking inside, putting it back together etc.

I can really imagine the workbench strewn with test-probes and other electronic hackery detritis :-)


sigflup says: cool

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

cool beans. thank you for making this


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

Glad you found it useful.

I started using sed (and later awk), at the university I worked at in the 1980's/90's, to process student record snapshots for loading into our home-brew identity management system. They were great for data validation (e.g. "why is this guy's date of birth last week?").


Urugami says: File Naming

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1996 which was released on 2016-03-28 by Nacho Jordi entitled Xdotool magic, from a series on Lightweight Apps

I've never heard of Dr Bunsen before, nor his file naming convention. And yet, my hard drive and backup media are littered with files whose names look a lot like what he outlines. I usually just use MMDDYY..descriptive name.ext, only adding .HHMM after the Date string if I know ahead of time I'll be keeping multiple files from that day.
While I can't say that it's been especially useful in locating any particular file I need, it does keep things in chronological order by default, and makes it easier to find reports from a given date.

And here I thought I was being all efficient in a unique naming scheme. I should have know there's nothing new under the sun.


Dave Morriss says: I dunno what you're talking about

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

You can't prove anything, I left no trace...


b-yeezi says: Wow

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

For a data analyst like myself, the applications of the items covered in this episode are amazing. May start to use sed to analyze and manipulate gene sequences.


David L. Willson says: found it!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1990 which was released on 2016-03-18 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script part deux, from a series on Bash Scripting

Oh, here it is! TY again!


David L. Willson says: changed my life

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1987 which was released on 2016-03-15 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script (pt 1), from a series on Bash Scripting

No, literally. I'd never heard of the pomodoro technique before this show, and this is literally changing my life for the better. TYTYTY!
Now, I'd like to try your script, but where is it?


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Thanks to everyone that submitted shows. But we still have hundreds of free slots to fill. Keep the shows coming and keep sending out the message that we need contributors.


Ken Fallon says: Suspect

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Strange that the person holding first ticket went mysteriously missing.

Very curious indeed.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Great Addition

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2006 which was released on 2016-04-11 by Nacho Jordi entitled Basic Audio Production - Compression, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

Hi Nacho Jordi,

Great explanation. I hope this is the beginning of a series :)

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Such Effort

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2005 which was released on 2016-04-08 by Geddes entitled How I prepare and record my HPR Kdenlive voiceover shows.

Hi Geddes,

I am simply blown away by the effort you are taking with these shows. Thanks you so much for putting in all this effort.

Ken.


Zen_Floater2 says: squirrel

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Glad to hear you didn't just pass away or go back to urban camping.
Frankly, I I'm surprised Plasma 5 is still not ready yet for Slackware, or anybody.
But that's really no reason to go hide in a cave young man.


Jonathan Kulp says: sure you can!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Why not? I have recorded shows while walking to work, while riding my bike to work, while fixing the car, while driving in the car. Surely you could record a show while you cooked. All you have to do is clip the $2 microphone to your lapel, plug it into your phone, put the phone in your back pocket, hit record, and start talking while you cook. Easy!


0xf10e says: But Ken,

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

…I can listen to HPR and prepare my lunch at the same time, but I can't record a show and cook at the same time :(


NYbill says: Well done.

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2005 which was released on 2016-04-08 by Geddes entitled How I prepare and record my HPR Kdenlive voiceover shows.

Nice job, man. It makes me want to invest in a bit of equipment so I don't have to keep amplifying my audio in post.


NYbill says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Yea, IMO the UNI-T is a better meter for the price, Dave. You have a good one there.

After sending my last post I do recall hearing "daisy chain" in a Pink Floyd song. I know the term is out there on both sides of the pond (referring to a chain of flowers). Ken might have been asking why I would use that term when referring to two electric devices. Its just another term meaning 'in series'. One hooked together after another.

Ken, you could have one meter reading current (amps) and a second meter reading the voltage. Or one reading volts, and a second reading Freq/Htz, etc...

Or, if you're some nutter who happens to own like 6 meters. You do it just because you can! *maniacal laughter*


Ken Fallon says: Why not what

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Why would you daisy chain two meters together. What is the use case to do that ?

Remember some of us are beginners and so you need to explain the "obvious" points.


Dave Morriss says: Not an Americanism to my knowledge

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T, from a series on Hobby Electronics

"Daisy chain" is used in the UK too. I've made them (from the real daisies) as a kid, some time before the Hippy era. You split the stem with a finger nail part way along such that it makes a loop, and stick the head of the next daisy through it. I had a fairly rural upbringing!

Looking on eBay, I can see one of these meters for $61 (around £43) from Hong Kong. I bought a UNI-T on eBay from China after hearing your earlier shows, and am very happy with it. It was around £30.


NYbill says: Americanism's?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I'm not sure where we got the term. It might be an "Americanism". ;) I'm just guessing here... But, Hippy's in the 60's would make necklace’s out of daisy's, tying the stems in loops. I think the term made it into the lexicon as to 'chain together', 'Link up one after another'.

In electronics terms it just means "in series".

Until you just asked, I never really thought about it.


Ken Fallon says: daisy chain

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Great ep. Looks like its not for sale any more. Anyway I was wondering why you would daisy chain two meters


Ken Fallon says: Would love to hear the full recoring

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

I'd love to hear the full recording. I would be of interest to hackers.


Ken Fallon says: More detail

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1999 which was released on 2016-03-31 by noplacelikeslashhome entitled How I record a full band under Linux

Please go into more detail about setting everything up. Especially compatibility between Jack/ALSA/Pulse.

Don't forget the "how I got into" show as well.


Ken Fallon says: Beep

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish, from a series on April Fools Shows

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beepppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp.


Ken Fallon says: Installing this now

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2003 which was released on 2016-04-06 by b-yeezi entitled Using the Incron file watching daemon, from a series on Bash Scripting

I want to monitor a FTP location and once new XML files are there, it triggers a parser to extract data and put it into a database. Which can then be queried over the web. Basically turning a file based interface into a web enabled one.

Great tip. Thanks.


Ken Fallon says: I'm so jealous

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2002 which was released on 2016-04-05 by swift110 entitled Just got a Raspberry Pi Zero

I've been looking for one since they came out and they are all sold out. I checked the dimensions and they seem to fit into a smint tin. No idea what I'd use it for but that's not the point.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish, from a series on April Fools Shows

Absolutely fascinating.

wait! I think I just saw Ken flying overhead.


sigflup says: ratpoison

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1993 which was released on 2016-03-23 by Nacho Jordi entitled Can your window manager do this?

I love ratpoison! thank you for recording this


droops says: Very Good

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish, from a series on April Fools Shows

I appreciate you recording this awesome show and for keeping this whole thing going for so long. Outstanding work everyone!


Jon Kulp says: Not a Timing Belt

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2001 which was released on 2016-04-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Hey guys, great show as always.

Regarding the belt I changed on my truck, it is not a timing belt but a serpentine belt (or sometimes called a drive belt). The timing belt is different, a much more involved job that usually also means replacing the water pump. Cost something like $1000 when I had my mechanic do it on our old mini van. Would definitely not try that myself.

Glad to hear that Ken survived toppling off his roof in the gale force winds.


Mike Ray says: I tried very hard...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish, from a series on April Fools Shows

...to resist this but, after about 72 hours here goes...

Oh no, Ken's "Fallon off the roof"

:-)


Jon Kulp says: More on Ardour!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1999 which was released on 2016-03-31 by noplacelikeslashhome entitled How I record a full band under Linux

Welcome and thanks for a great episode! Glad you've found us. I hope you'll make good on what you said about recording lots of episodes for HPR. It would be timely since I've have to cut way back. Anything about audio recording, editing, and post-production will be enthusiastically received.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

Even though it was not the focus of your podcast, I found the bit about eastern Kentucky accents particularly interesting. Many persons fail to appreciate the rich variety of speech patterns, that the phrase "Southern accent" embraces. I'm from eastern Virginia and my mother was from the hills of far northwestern South Carolina, and, though both accents were clearly "southern," they were quite different.

I remember once dropping down from the Blue Ridge Parkway somewhere in far southwestern North Carolina to head south to Atlanta and being almost unable to understand what the clerk at the gas station was saying. It was unlike any other variant I have heard, and I've traveled extensively in the South. It was as far from my eastern Virginia accent as a Scottish brogue.

Enjoyed the podcast, too. Even though I have no interest in brewing my own beer--my preferred tipple speaks Gaelic--it gave me a better understanding of the discussions of home-brewing that one is so likely to encounter these days.

Afterthought: My trick for spotting a fake Southern accent: Using "you all" as a singular pronoun. Everyone knows "you all" is plural.


Dave Morriss says: Careful what you wish for!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1997 which was released on 2016-03-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 3, from a series on Learning sed

Thanks Mike, you're very kind.

I too have used sed for many years, but I always ignored much of the weird and wonderful stuff it's capable of and made do with the 's' command and a few others like 'd' and 'q', as well as line addressing. In doing this series, I'm at last learning how to do some more sophisticated things with sed, so it's fun to do.

Episode 4 is finished and waiting to be posted, and episode 5 (the really deeply weird stuff) is in production. I'm trying to explain some of the examples in the GNU sed manual in 5, but I'll have to understand them myself first!

Yes, I'd quite like to do a series on awk, and will if I can.


Mike Ray says: Knockout Episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1997 which was released on 2016-03-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 3, from a series on Learning sed

Well done Dave. This is a knockout episode. Contains a lot of the more obscure stuff in sed that is really useful and hard to find examples of online.

I personally like you reading out the command-line examples as I can make a mental note of what strings to search for in your show notes to refer back later.

I've used sed for years but it is an inexhaustible subject.

Looking forward to the awk series, never having really got my head round awk :-p


bjorn again says: thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1992 which was released on 2016-03-22 by folky entitled How I'm handling my podcast-subscriptions and -listening

great topic, and fun to hear how others do it; thanks for sharing


Jonathan Kulp says: Genius

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1994 which was released on 2016-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

Whoa genius suggestion! Didn't occur to me to keep drilling the screw. That would work the same way a crankarm extraction tool works on a bike. Will definitely do that next time I'm in that predicament. And thanks for correcting me on the Torx head. Can never remember that and it's not like I've never used em before haha!


brian says: two thoughts while still listening

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1994 which was released on 2016-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

first thought... the "star drive" is called a torx, and is press fitted into the 3/8 drive socket. second, and most important, is for the extraction of the plastic plug... when you get to the point of inserting the screw into the pilot hole, just keep going with the screw... it will bottom out and extract the plug on its own.


Ken Fallon says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

The file is corrupt. We're trying to recover it.


Charles in NJ says: Does FSF Have an Original?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

This file, and one that was sent to the mailing list, is truncated. There is an ending time stamp that goes out to 6900 seconds, but the end of file is encountered at 2703 seconds.

Is this our recording? Or was it made by an FSF "official" recording tech? I don't see enough contents here to get past 45:03.

Charles in NJ


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

I find the book fascinating, never having done more than dabble with nroff, troff and the like. It seems a touch dated, but interesting nonetheless. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for a sed beginner though.

I don't have a book recommendation to offer in return, having taught myself to use sed from manual pages and so forth. I started using sed on a DEC VAXCluster running VMS in the late 1980's. It had been ported to VMS from Unix and made my life much simpler, since VMS wasn't that good at doing this sort of editing.


Epicanis says: Thanks, all!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

This is the first tme I've tried to do a "tutorial" sort of episode, sounds like I did okay!

Anyone have an opinion on whether this was too low-level, or not low-level enough (i.e. needed less or more detailed information in the audio?)


m1rr0r5h4d35 says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1983 which was released on 2016-03-09 by swift110 entitled Review of Sony Vaio VPC

Great job on the shows! I might be wrong, but I think you might find that the fourth USB port is also the esata port. I have a laptop that has a weird esata/usb port and I have found that it works, but USB devices don't plug into it as smoothly as a standard port. You may have to fiddle with it to get it to work.


Jonathan Kulp says: Nice kiosk idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

Very entertaining! Love the production value, especially the espeak bot coming to get you. This is something I may actually try at some point because we could use a kiosk type thing running videos when we go out recruiting.


Gan Ainm says: Another great sed resource

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

The book "Unix Text Processing" by Dale Dougherty and Tim O’Reilly (INTERNET "UTP Revi
val" RELEASE — 2004 available at http://home.windstream.net/kollar/utp/utp-1.0.pdf) features a very illuminating description of stream editing and sed on pp. 288.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1987 which was released on 2016-03-15 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script (pt 1), from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for the tip about using aplay to trigger an audible alert.


jezra says: chicken coop?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1981 which was released on 2016-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I happen to have a chickencoop that is computer controlled. Perhaps I can help Ken with the blink stick.


b-yeezi says: Brilliant show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

Absolutely brilliant show. I would have probably chosen a minimal Debian install, but your solution takes up a lot less space. You have convinced me that Arch Linux makes the most sense for this type is set up. I will propose this solution the first chance I get.

Please make more.


Epicanis says: Great topic, thanks!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1988 which was released on 2016-03-16 by Brian in Ohio entitled Linux from Scratch

I've never gotten around to messing with Linux From Scratch, so I've often wondered what it was like. Thanks for the episode!

(I also think it's pretty funny that we've ended up with two shows right next to each other about building Linux installations by hand, with the first's title containing the word "scratch" and the second's containing the word "itch", but I'm easily amused anyway...)


David L. Willson says: Firefly

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1943 which was released on 2016-01-13 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBook Club 11.5 - Interview with David Collins-Rivera, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

"So you probably see Firefly in everything."

"That's because it *is* in everything."

LOL!


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Good luck with Mutt and thanks for listening.


Leslie Satenstein says: Retired

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

A very nice podcast and I do appreciate the references.

I intend to follow up with mutt.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1985 which was released on 2016-03-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Fixing Bug 1092571

This made me smile.


aoskfla says: Boop

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1983 which was released on 2016-03-09 by swift110 entitled Review of Sony Vaio VPC

Hey swift110. it's xen :D


Stilvoid says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

I just got around to listening to part two of this having somehow missed part one. I loved it and immediately went back to listen to the first part.

A refreshing break from the usual style of HPR episodes. Can't wait for part 3 :D


folky says: Change the name

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1981 which was released on 2016-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

When you repost the show that's been cut, please change the name of the file(s). Otherwise podcatcher as podget f.ex. wouldn't download it.


Dave Morriss says: The way of the oat

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

Strategies for me seem to be: try to perfect the stove-top method, get a smaller slow cooker, or something else.

Actually, my daughter has a small slow cooker. If she's not using it I might grab it for oaty duties during the mid-term break.

My son visited today and I was chatting with him about this subject. He found a recipe for steel-cut oats using a pressure cooker, which I have and use a lot. I might try that idea at some point.

I'm not too enthusiastic about the reheating approach, I have to admit :-)


Jon Kulp says: Slow-Cooker Size

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

Our slow cooker's also pretty big, I wouldn't want to use it to make just one serving, which is why it was critical that my wife wanted to eat this stuff too. If you're making an enough for two people, then the slow cooker is just barely not too big. You could make enough for two or three people and then reheat the next day but it's not quite as tasty that way.


Dave Morriss says: Interesting episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

I enjoy porridge, or porage, as it's called here. I'd noticed your episode in the queue a week or two back and went looking for 'pinhead oatmeal' the Scottish name for these oats. My first try at cooking them on the stove was a mixed success, but I shall persevere.

I have a slow cooker, but it's a large one, bought for cooking family meals, so I'm not sure if it'll do a good job making a single portion. It's something to experiment with though.

Thanks for this, it was an interesting subject.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1972 which was released on 2016-02-23 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled How I got into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thanks for the kind words, and the heads-up on Icepack linux! I had no idea they made a comeback.


James Michael Du Pont says: cut off

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

thanks ken for this, but the ending was quite abrupt, you have more?


amunizp says: Wrong audio

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1978 which was released on 2016-03-02 by Amunizp entitled Ultra High Vacuum: loading samples

I uploaded the short version, I have one with 7min. Will convert now to see if I have time to upload it later.


Turtle says: Nice show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1972 which was released on 2016-02-23 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled How I got into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I enjoyed your show, FYI Icepack Linux had a release in 2015 based on kernel 3.10.66.


Andreas says: there is something missing...

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

Thanks for the upload, but the episode stops after 47 minutes. (The duration listed is around 2 hours...)


Otto Localhorst says: a template for a 'loid'

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1919 which was released on 2015-12-10 by Xoke entitled DerbyCon Interview with Paul Koblitz, from a series on Interviews

I would like to look at the template in search of something useful to print with a 3D printer, but I am not able to find the link (or the shownotes for the episode?). Could you please help me?


Dave Morriss says: Sheaffer

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Jon,

That name is hard to spell. It looks as if it's German so I tend to type "Schaeffer" a lot of the time! It's an American company from around 1912, however.

I used a Sheaffer cartridge pen as a schoolboy. I still have it and am just in the process of resurrecting it.

There are various opinions about "wet" pens (I've heard them described as "juicy" too). A broad nib needs plenty of ink to be delivered because it deposits more. Finer nibs conversely need less. However, much lower-quality paper doesn't suit wetter pens as the ink tends to sink in and "feather" or bleed through. On the other hand, a drier pen can be frustrating as the ink feed often doesn't keep up with the writing. Many factors to consider!

I'm glad you're enjoying the Metro. I'd love to see the Sheaffer - we need a show on your experiences :-)

Another aspect of fountain pen usage you might enjoy is the huge selection of inks that is available. I'm enjoying one called "Ancient Copper" from Diamine at the moment - a sort of reddish brown.


Jonathan Kulp says: Pilot Metro and Scheaffer

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Dave, Bill, I recently got a pilot Metro fountain pen as well. It's pretty nice. Also Trumpet Guy gave me an old Scheaffer fountain pen that he had and it writes pretty well too. The ink flows a little faster in the Scheaffer than it does in the pilot. I can't decide whether that's a good thing or a bad thing yet.

In my new position at work I have to sign a lot of documents and whenever they are not in triplicate (which requires a ball point pen to put enough pressure) I use one of my new fountain pens. Had to see what all the fuss was about after this episode prompted more comments than any I can remember.


Dave Morriss says: Old fountain pen

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Bill,

Good to know that you tried out the Pilot Metro. It's a sweet pen.

Your adventures into fountain pen "archaeology" sound fascinating. I think I remember this model, the Parker 21: it was one that was popular in the 1960's I think. It has a partly "hooded" nib, with only the front part showing, I believe.

I have been cleaning out some of my pens recently. Disassembling them and leaving them to soak in warm water with a tiny drop of dish soap is the recommended way to loosen the dried ink. Brushing the nib and the feed underneath with an old (soft) toothbrush can help. In some cases, removing the nib and feed is very helpful, if it *is* removable of course.

Hey, I think there's at least one other HPR show here. You want to recount your experiences?



Mike Ray says: Dazzling achievement

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1958 which was released on 2016-02-03 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A, from a series on Interviews

I'd second what Trent said.

And more. Thanks Ken for, three, or was it four, shows containing a blistering array of interviews from FOSDEM.

The sheer variety of subjects and projects covered was impressive.

It must have been tiring, and I hope you didn't sacrifice your own enjoyment of the event to bring us the range of interviews you did.

Highlights for me were mostly in the last one; picotcp, ptxdist and barebox, matrix.

And the knitting lady, Siobhan (please excuse the missing accent over the 'a') was a delight and a good one to end on.

I wish there were more like Siobhan at my local LUG.



Trent Palmer says: Awesome Episode!

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1958 which was released on 2016-02-03 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A, from a series on Interviews

This is just a fantastic episode of Hacker Public Radio. I spent this afternoon driving around SW Washington in a lift-gate tractor-trailer, making pickups and deliveries, while listening to this collection of interviews from FOSSDEM, and must report that I am entertained, inspired, and informed.

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Hacker Public Radio 1958 is an awesome podcast.


Mike Ray says: More great interviews

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1959 which was released on 2016-02-04 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 2, from a series on Interviews

Good stuff again.

I especially liked the interview with the guy from LFS. Didn't quite grasp whether he himself is VI but he spoke very knowledgeably about a11y and mentioned using a Braille display so I guess he is.

LFS is one of those things I keep meaning to plough through. Especially Cross-Linux from Scratch to build a distro from the ground up for a Pi.


Mike Ray says: A11y awareness

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Fair comment. I'm sure nobody you spoke to is against a11y (don't know if you spoke to Linuxmint yet, that might change).

It would be a good idea to list the contact points of all, or at least major distro a11y related contacts in one place. I can maybe try to pull some kind of list together for eyesfreelinux.ninja.

My problem currently, as for most people, is there aren't enough hours in the day.

I'm curious now about whether the ReactOS guys have 'reverse engineered' oleacc32.dll and other aspects of the Win32 accessibility stack. I think I can probably guess the answer. But it would be good to see ReactOS mature into a really usable OS. Although how they get away with it is beyond me.


Ken Fallon says: It wasn't really fair

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Hi Mike,

You have to remember that these were volunteers working on the booths and that it's not reasonable to expect every project member to be up to speed of every aspect of the distribution. Each project has their own way of doing things and that extends to working with accessibility. All the project leads were able to give me a high level view of their workflow to accessibility issues, and all were able to point me to the correct contact point.

What I realized during the experience is that there was not one person there who is deliberately against working on accessibility.

It would help everyone if there was a central point where these contact points was listed so we could have an overview who is working on what. It would also be a good idea for to try and get an Accessibility Track going at FOSDEM to address issues across different projects. You might even consider joining the Distro tracks so you could give them feedback.

Ken.


Mike Ray says: Distros and Accessibility

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Great job Ken.

A mixed bag os responses from those distros you asked about a11y.

The most distressing parts were that the Debian guy didn't seem to know or realise that Debian is the best (imho) distro for a11y and is easy to install if you can't see. And the Magea guy who seems to think it's impossible for a blind person to use Linux at all.

Somebody else mumbled about individual packages, missing the point that unless a distro can be installed and have the a11y stack enabled out-of-the-box, whether or not individual packages are accessible is irrelevant.

I do think it would be a little unfair to plonk a sighted guy with no prior experience of a11y tools down in front of a PC wearing a blindfold. But I'd love to sit a bunch of them down in a class room and have me lead them through it.

I'm sure that would be an eye-opener (pun intended).

What was the brand and name of the little 8-core ARM64 gizmo the guy on the OpenMandriva stand was running?


Dave Morriss says: Old Sheaffer

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Great to hear you have officially joined the league of fountain pen wielders!

You should get yourself some fountain pen-friendly writing paper. Something from Rhodia or Clairefontaine perhaps. Then have a go at writing stuff: notes, letters, poetry, whatever. It can be a pleasure and very relaxing.


Boclodoa says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1896 which was released on 2015-11-09 by Eric Duhamel entitled User Local Software

I have a directory for this purpose too, the name has changed several times, currently is "code_from_beyond", beyond my repo. It is too long, maybe it will change to codefb or something like that.

I totally agree with the need of some directories which are not touched by the system, but only by the user.

I don't like .files.d very much because it feels too generic for me.


Mike Ray says: xmlstarlet, yes please

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1956 which was released on 2016-02-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken. There are folks out here who would be interested in hearing more about xmlstarlet and anything else you can share about working with XML.

I have used expat parsers with various programming languages and toolkits for ages. Never got to grips with DOM type parsers and I'm continually annoyed that expat isn't a validating parser.

Anything you can tell me about other ways to work with XML would be cool.

I think XML is a great thing. I'd put in a box with markdown as one of the most important things to happen to online publishing and data-exchange for decades.

OK I know you can't compare markdown with the huge importance of XML but I think anything that flexible that is based on pure text is great.


Jon Kulp says: Acrylic smells

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Dave. Wish you could have been here with us to turn a nice fountain pen for yourself. It was fun! BTW Trumpet Guy gave me my first fountain pen this week. Cheapo old Sheaffer pen he's had for years but I'm enjoying signing documents with it.


Dave Morriss says: Most interesting and entertaining

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

I love shows like this. It felt like I was right there observing the pen making. I could almost smell the acrylic.

The results look great too. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Dave Morriss says: Great show idea

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1952 which was released on 2016-01-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Time now Ladies and Gents, from a series on Bash Scripting

I always enjoy shows like this. I found I either needed to be reading the notes as I listened or I needed to listen twice.

I liked the way you explained those pipelines by breaking them into their components.

Maybe the next release of 'fix_tags' should have a -sum option to sum up all the audio lengths :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Frank

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1951 which was released on 2016-01-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Some additional Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I'm glad you found it interesting. I hope the long notes help, I enjoyed researching and writing them.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1951 which was released on 2016-01-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Some additional Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks.

This is a topic I've long wanted to know more about, if only to show off to my brother, who is Linux-curious, but sticks with Windows so he can play is antediluvian Star Wars game.

I look forward to working my way through your long show notes and learning stuff.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1948 which was released on 2016-01-20 by Frank Bell entitled Check Your Spelling in Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

I'm really glad you found helpful. Thanks.


b-yeezi says: Thanks a lot

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1948 which was released on 2016-01-20 by Frank Bell entitled Check Your Spelling in Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

This episode exemplifies what I love most about hpr and vim. I've been using vim for about 2 years now and lean new things weekly. I've already added what I learned here in my daily workflow. Thanks.


Dave Morriss says: Banana pepper

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Great to hear about your latest stir-fry experiment Frank. I must try some fresh chillies in the ingredient list some time. I have mainly used sauces added when eating the dish since my daughter is not a great fan of chilli. Personally I love hot food, though I have never eaten a banana pepper. I must look out for some.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I'm delighted that my friend FiftyOneFifty was able to build on the earlier shows that klaatu and I did on ssh. That is how I always envisioned this series working.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

My experiment was a qualified success.

I did not use the same ingredients as you. I used carrots (inspired by you--I agree with Dennis the Menace as he sampled a carrot cake: "Nothing that tastes this good could come from carrots"), snow peas, mushrooms, celery, five cloves of garlic, three scallions, tofu, and a banana pepper (I should have used half a banana pepper).

I was too lazy to go to Grand Mart, the local international supermarket which does indeed absolutely rock (google it), so I ended up using Thai noodles, because they were there in my local plain-jane American supermarket.

I used too many noodles for the quantity of other ingredients and the dish was a little bit too spicy (should have used half a banana pepper, rather than a whole one), but, as I said, it was a qualified success. Susan liked it, despite the hotness. It will be better next time.

Thanks for getting me to try something new.


Klaatu says: KOReader

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1942 which was released on 2016-01-12 by klaatu entitled Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader

Thanks for letting me know about KOReader. I had not heard of it. My go-to reader on other devices has been either fbreader or epubreader in Firefox. Both have the concept of a "library" which I think is stupid (personally) but they're not bad.

I'll check KOReader out sometime, though. Sounds nice.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Mark

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Glad you liked the show. Let us know how you get on with the recipe.


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Just wanted to say thank you for this episode , I will certainly be trying your recipe out.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

I always thought that the "string" in string beans referred to their shape. They are also sometimes called snap beans, because you can "snap" the ends off to prepare them for cooking.

The Wikipedia article says that it refers to the "string" along the seam on one side of the bean, but, as I said, I observe that much more often in snow peas.

Oh, well, they've probably all been cross-bred to oblivion anyway.


Dave Morriss says: String or no string

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Thanks Frank. It's interesting how names change so much from region to region.

I had always assumed that the "string" in string beans referred to the way they were grown, draped over a taut string. At least I have often seen them grown that way to keep the mature beans off the soil. They grow fine by themselves of course, unlike what we call runner beans which need sticks, stakes or hanging strings to grow up. These ones become very fibrous as they mature and take a bit of skill to de-string when preparing!

As to mange tout/snow peas the ones I buy very rarely have any strings in them. Maybe they are just harvested very young for the UK supermarkets.

Anyway, I hope your noodle cooking experiences turn out well.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Interesting. I haven't tried a noodle dish. I'll have to give this a try later this week.

The beans you picture are indeed what in the States are called string beans or green beans and the peas are called snow peas.

Ironically, at least in these parts, string beans don't really have strings--they don't need to be "de-strung"--and snow peas do.


Ken Fallon says: no multiple users

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

As far as I know mapping multiple users to a sshfs conncetion was not possible.

I created a new user and gave them the same group rights but after mounting neither the root or the test user were allowed to see the mounted connection.

Ken.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I'm pretty sure when using sshfs for multiple users would map everyone to the user you initiated the connection with.

To prevent yourself creating files under the mountpoint of your sshfs just make the dir r-x before mounting.
Should give you enough of a heads-up when you try to store you downloads there.

And btw: Mounting NFS at boot works fine and is just delayed until the network is configured.

Otherwise a nice introduction ;)


Jon Kulp says: Umm...probably not

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Well I think it's pretty safe to say that I will not be buying any of the Pens you mentioned there, Dave. Wow pricey!


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I just tested this out. Thanks, Fifty!

For Slackers, there's a build on slackbuilds.org.


Dave Morriss says: Hope you enjoy your fountain pen

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Jon,

Good to hear you are tempted to join the ranks of fountain pen users. If you like your Pilot get yourself something classy like a Pelikan Souverän 600, 800 or 1000 to impress everyone :-)


Dave Morriss says: Language rationalisation

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Yes Mike, I can only agree. Haven't the French tried doing something like this in the recent past?

On the other hand, I rather regret the evolution away from certain singular and plural forms which seems to be ongoing. I'm thinking of examples like the use of 'criteria' where 'criterion' is meant, or 'supernova' where 'supernovae' should be used. The battle is already lost with 'data' and 'datum' of course. This is probably old fart territory though.

As to 'awesome' I always hear that as 'aweless'.


Jon Kulp says: Gotta try one now

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Dave, my son and I really enjoyed listening to this while I drove him to school. I've also sent a link to this episode to Trumpet Guy because he's a huge fountain-pen fanatic as well. I put one of the Pilot entry-level pins on my wishlist on Amazon, going to give this a try. In my new position I have to sign my name a **lot** nowadays so it might be more fun to do it with a nice pen.


Mike Ray says: Rationalising languages

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I think any attempt to 'rationalise' a language either as it is written or spoken is a hiding to nothing. It's too fluid and has too many things pressing on it from all sides.

If that wasn't true I guess we'd all be speaking Espiranto by now.

And certainly a people, wherever they are, have a perfect right to speak and spell their language as they like. As long as every other word in their podcasts isn't 'awesome', grrrrr


Dave Morriss says: Re: Leftpondian spelling

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I have heard something similar, though I have never found a description of it that seemed completely reliable.

The story seems to be that Noah Webster "rationalised" spellings when compiling his dictionary, in some cases reverting to more ancient forms which didn't have the French influence that British spellings did. I don't know if that accounts for examples like the replacement of 'ph' with 'f' though. I'd like to find a detailed explanation written by a linguist or similar academic, but so far I have failed to do so.

I'd also prefer to get away from the haranguing which is often resorted to on both sides of these arguments. "Those *@*s over there don't know how to spell properly". You know the type of thing.

I quite like 'Leftpondia' and 'Rightpondia' by the way. Never encountered those before.


Mike Ray says: Leftpondian spelling

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I was once told some of the spelling differences which 'leftpondians' use, like color instead of colour etc., were actually deliberate attempts, when the earlier American Dictionaries (was it Websters?) were compiled. It was an attempt to just put their mark on the language. I don't know if there's any truth in that


Dave Morriss says: Donkeys

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

It's my impression that Ken's donkey reference was euphemistic. So no actual donkeys were harmed ...


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jonas

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Delighted to hear that you are sampling some fountain pens. I hope you enjoy the Pilot MR/Metropolitan. Maybe you could record an HPR show about your experiences!

Your sterling silver ink bottle sounds wonderful. You should show us some pictures in your HPR show!

Actually, I often use a Pilot G-TEC-C4 (0.4mm) gel pen. It has an ultra-fine point and is great for writing in small notebooks and so forth. That's if you have the small handwriting to match of course.

I know what you mean about the pen videos. I watch a fair number of these myself. I so often end up wanting to buy the pen that was reviewed. They are dangerous from that point of view!


Dave Morriss says: Re: Nostalgia

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Mike,

You were lucky to have had access to fountain pens so young. Yes, I think the definition of 'fountain pen' extends to cartridge pens. I believe anything with a nib and an ink reservoir fits that category.

I actually have an old wooden pencil case of the sort you mention. Thing is, fountain pens really need to sit in individual spaces so they don't rattle together. That's what my cheapo leather case does, each pen has its own elastic loop. I know that this verges on the obsessional, but after spending £100+ (or possibly a lot more) on a writing implement you'd want it to stay in pristine condition.

Yes, 'fetish' is the word I was trying to avoid! Or possibly 'obsession'.


Dave Morriss says: Check vs Cheque

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Frank,

As to the spelling question I reckon it's another case of parallel language evolution. Both the UK and the USA variants of English have been evolving in their own directions for hundreds of years. Spelling gelled in Britain earlier than in the US but the French variants became popular on this side of the Atlantic. Thus cheque/check with the French spelling being chèque. There's a tendency for both "sides" to tell the other they're wrong. I try to resist this personally.

Thanks for the explanation of "duplex check". I don't think anything like this has existed here. We simply note things like the date, payee and amount on a stub which remains in the cheque book after the cheque has been torn out, and tally them up from there.

In my case I use electronic transfer for almost everything these days. If my kids ask for money for Christmas they get it that way. I did create fake "Bank of Dad" notes for Christmas 2014 just for fun, so they had something tangible! For Christmas 2015 I didn't bother.


Jonas says: Great Episode

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks so much Dave.
I really enjoyed the subject and the excellent detail. I went straight out and picked up a disposable Pilot for $2.25 American. I remember taking a calligraphy class that used fountain pens somewhere long ago. My grandfather had a couple inkwell pens. One had a lever on it. Another had the squeeze fill. I still have a sterling silver ink bottle. It's glass inside with a silver screw cap and silver exterior. I just ordered a similar priced Chinese pen and a Piolot MR. The disposable is a medium point and a little too wide. I'm hoping the fine point I ordered will be closer to what I expect.
I typically keep a G2 gel pen or Pilot precise pen until it runs out then switch to a different style as they get used up. I'm looking forward to daily writing with fountains.
Now if I could just stop watching the pen review videos, I may get time to write something.


Mike Ray says: Using sshfs to mount Pi rootfs on faster machine for cross-compiles

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

Great show Fifty.

I use sshfs to mount the root file-system of a Pi on my fast quad-core desktop Linux machine for cross-compiling stuff.

I have tool-chains in /opt/toolchains and then I mount the Pi rootfs like this:

sshfs root@raspberrypi:/ /opt/mnt/pi -o follow_symlinks

Then I can specify that as -sysrrot when I compile.

Compiling a kernel on a Pi takes about fifteen hours, it takes my desktop machine eight minutes!


Jon Kulp says: KOReader uses normal directories

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1942 which was released on 2016-01-12 by klaatu entitled Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader

Enjoying the episode! I've wanted to get a Kobo for a while but somehow ended up with a few Kindles instead.

Anyway you might check out the KOReader (Kindle / Kobo Open Reader). I've been using it on my jailbroken Kindle to read epubs. It doesn't pay attention to Metadata at all, it just has a file browser like it appears you prefer. It actually took me a while to get used to this because I'm more used to being able to sort and search by Metadata. Look for my show on the KOReader next week...


Mike Ray says: Nostalgia aint what it used to be

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Great episode Dave. I remember desks with ink wells, although I never witnessed the wells being used.

At my primary school the top class were taught to use a fountain pen and we were each given a cheap pen which took cartridges (is that still a 'fountain' pen?) and were expected to use it.

It was not until secondary school that ball-points were tolerated and then not by some of the older and crustier teachers.

If you are looking for a case, what about one of those old classic wooden pencil cases with a sliding lid? Some of them even had a swivel at one end which allowed access to a second compartment below once the lid was slid back.

Of course then it would be mandatory to scratch "Dave Morrison was 'ere" on it with the point of a compass.

I have known many people with a stationery, erm, I think 'fetish' is the word you were looking for :-p and one of the regrets of ebing blind is I can no longer just use pencil (or pen) and paper to capture and diagram ideas


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

A duplex check ("cheque" in some ancient climes) is one that makes a copy of itself as you write it.

Under each check in the checkbook is a sheet of NCR paper, so that as you write, what you write is reproduced on the NCR paper. The NCR paper is formatted as the check, but does not bear any account numbers.

A proper fountain pen does not exert enough pressure to create the copy.

Aside: I use electronic payments sparingly, not because I'm agin' 'em, but because I'm afraid I'd lose track. I spent lots of years figuring out ways not to overdraw my checking account and I don't want to change now.


Dave Morriss says: What's a duplex check?

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Frank,

I had a fountain pen with a lever+bladder filling action a long time ago but I think the bladder failed and it probably got thrown out since it was a cheap thing. Modern pen filler designs do a much better job I reckon.

Yes to the nib wear-in issue. I was taught never to share a fountain pen for that very reason, even though it seems churlish.

I have no idea what a duplex check is. Cheques (as we Brits call them) are largely obsolete here now. Is it something to do with making a carbon copy (something many will probably not be acquainted with these days)? I assume that the issue is that a fountain pen can't apply enough pressure compared to a ballpoint. That is certainly the case.

Thanks for your comments.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I have long preferred fountain pens, ever since I started using one in school (no, we didn't have inkwells in our school desks in Birdsnest, Virginia). That one belonged to my father's mother and I used it until the barrel broke in two in the vicinity of the lever used to fill the ink bladder.

I have six fountain pens in this here desk, plus the Waterman which I normally use.

There is an element of conceit herein, as, after you've used a fountain pen for a while, the nibs wear to fit your hand and the pen will then write properly for no one else.

I fear that I don't use fountain pens very often any more, as they have been made obsolete by duplex checks; unless you use a ballpoint, the duplex doesn't.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Magnus919,

I was aware of iron gall inks, my dad used to work in the Legal trade. I have been warned not to use such inks in a fountain pen. However, I wasn't aware that school ink was an example. Good to know.

Your blog is looking interesting. Some nice looking pen photographs.

Since the coment system here doesn't display the website (and I'm an admin) I'm showing it here:

http://cheapgeezer.wordpress.com/

Dave


Magnus919 says: Chronicles of a Cheap Geezer

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Regarding blue-black ink, those inks were not dye inks like you'd use in most fountain pens. They were an iron gall ink, which can foul an improperly maintained fountain pen. The iron gall ink goes on blue and as it oxidizes it bonds with the paper and settles into a blacker shade. This is really durable and for a long time in places like the UK, it was the ink legally required for use by registrars for recording legal documents because of its endurance and tampering resistance.

I recently started a new blog (see my link) for having fun exploring sub-$25 fountain pens and other low-cost/high-value stationary supplies.


el Mussol says: where is Dave

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

As possibly the only HPR listener with donkeys, I would like to clarify that if Mr Morriss is sat on a donkey somewhere, it's not on one of ours.

pault


Dave Morriss says: Le Pétomane

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Not to speak of the "French flatulist" Joseph Pujol who made his living farting on stage. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A9tomane

I have a book on him called "Le Petomane. Or gone with the wind" published in 1967 for 5 shillings.

From the blurb: "Sarah Berhardt drew box-office receipts of 8,000 Francs but LE PETOMANE in a single Sunday took 20,000 Francs at the box-office".


Dave Morriss says: Very nice

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

Great show Jon. I like how pdftk can do so many things to PDFs.

You'd expect me to comment on the script, so I tend to use 'find' instead of 'ls' in such cases. It has some powerful regular expression capabilities and is less error-prone than 'ls' in my experience. It's more complex to get right though.

Ken: I don't think CUPS can scan. In my show 1864 I described how I'd set up SANE to do scanning on my Raspberry Pi connected to my HP Inkjet/Scanner. That was for one-at-a-time scanning though, not bulk stuff.

Interesting donkey-related fact: Thursday January 14th is The Festival of the Ass. I have it in my calendar


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

The exact right show at the exact right time.

I am looking at doing something similar for jpg scanning.

Now if Dave would only get off his donkey and send us in the show on how to scan via cups, we'd be finished.

Ken.


Frank says:

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

[blush] I listen to a lot of OTR.


Ken Fallon says: Please do so

Posted at 1970-01-01T00:33:36Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

This would be acceptable as it would "be of interest to hackers". I have yet to meet a human under the age of 10 that is not completely absorbed by the topic. As we have many young hackers that are young and many more that are young at heart this would be an ideal addition to our corpus.

Aside from the sheer comedic interest of the show, our contributors may consider shows on the topic from different points of view.

- historic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence
- medical http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Flatulence/Pages/Causes.aspx
- engineering, the ever excellent "An Engineer's Guide to Cat Flatulence"