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hpr1171 :: Tech and Loathing 13 - Remote Desktop Protocols

Released on 2013-01-28 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Today we are doing the last show that has been in the syndicated Thursday queue for a long time. Now that we are no longer syndicating shows, I wanted to post this today so that we can get the backlog cleared.

The show can be found at

Hey listeners, another episode of Tech & Loathing is now on tap. A couple of IRC friends have joined me tonight to discuss a couple of topics. For Loathing we have Android vs. iOS and all of my frustrations with the world of mobile computing. For Tech we have a look at RDP, VNC and running applications and desktop environments remotely, either securely via SSH or VPN or insecurely using X Forwarding and other techniques. Hope everyone enjoys the show.

hpr0753 :: ILF 2011: Interview with Klaatu of Slackermedia

Released on 2011-06-21 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

In this episode KFive does unto klaatu as he has done unto others.

What is Slackermedia?

Slackermedia is documentation providing the information a user will need to create a full multimedia studio from a Slackware base install. Inspired by Linux-From-Scratch, it is intended to be a "distro from text"; a do-it-yourself Linux studio beginning with installing Slackware and ending with what we will call "Slackermedia" with all the custom-compiled and configuration of only the best in multimedia content creation tools that Linux offers and the user requires to achieve their artistic goals.

Slackermedia is not a distribution, and merely builds upon Slackware proper. Slackermedia is not a laundry list of multimedia apps that are half-finished, it is not a blueprint for how to make your distribution contain lots of multimedia apps you'll never use, it is not a series of brainless install scripts. It is a series of tutorials on what a user will need to understand, and how they can go about installing or compiling or configuring important tools like jackd, software synths, soundfonts, gimp brushes, fonts, individual apps, backends like ffmpeg and mencoder, and much more.

NOTE: Slackermedia is currently optimized for Slackware 13.1. A 13.37 version with the kernel is in progress.

hpr0743 :: ILF 2011: Interview with Jason Kridner of BeagleBoard

Released on 2011-06-07 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

In this episode KFive interviews Jason Kridner of BeagleBoard.

About is an all volunteer activity started-up by a collection of passionate individuals, including several employees of Texas Instruments, interested in creating powerful, open, and embedded devices. We invite you to participate and become part of, defining its direction.

Support for the Beagle Board comes from the very active development community through this website, the mailing list, and the IRC channel. Distribution is handled by Digi-Key, a major international distributor.

The Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single-board computer based on low-power Texas Instruments processors featuring the ARM Cortex-A8 core with all of the expandability of today's desktop machines, but without the bulk, expense, or noise.

hpr0669 :: QSK Netcast 6: The Origin of Open Source

Released on 2011-02-24 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Originally aired on OCTOBER 15TH, 2010
This episode of the QSK Netcast is the audio recording of my talk at Ohio Linux Fest 2010 entitled “The Origin of Open Source.” The talk turned into a strange but, I think, interesting melange of Open Source philosophy, history, sociology and religion. The biggest problem was the poor audio recording equipment used in a very large room so the audio many be difficult to understand in a few places. I did what I could to clean it up using Audacity, but it’s simply not great. Hope everyone enjoys it, though. I’m going to attempt to put up written transcripts of all my episodes starting very soon.

hpr0665 :: Hacking the Craps Table

Released on 2011-02-18 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

How to play craps the proper way, using the odds to your advantage even if it's against conventional wisdom.

hpr0619 :: QSK: Episode 5: You're Driving Me Crazy

Released on 2010-12-16 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

In this episode of the QSK Netcast, your hero takes his road rage into the netcast arena. With a top-ten list of bad driving buffoonery to choose from, I stand on my soapbox for an entire episode and spout off to my heart's content. Be warned, the explicit tag on this episode means EXPLICIT. No two ways about it. It just so happens that when I'm passionate about something, I don't hold anything back. Please enjoy this latest episode and tell all your friends about the show. Don't forget to send feedback, too. I'd love to hear what you think.

hpr0603 :: QSK Episode 4: AM vs. FM

Released on 2010-11-24 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
After a discussion on IRC that I've had several times before over the past few years, I decided to put my thoughts on the difference between AM and FM radio into a podcast. This talk gets a little bit technical but I think it's easy enough for the average listener to follow. Thank you, Linux Basement, for mentioning the show. I really appreciate it!

hpr0599 :: Interview with Rudi van Drunen on IPv6

Released on 2010-11-18 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
An interview with Rudi van Drunen at LISA 2010, the Large Installation Systems Administration conference in San Jose, CA. Rudi discusses the past, present and future of IPv6, how soon we as a community will need to implement it, and the benefits and drawbacks of the new Internet numbering scheme.

hpr0597 :: QSK Episode 3: Old and in the Way

Released on 2010-11-16 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
QSK: Episode 3 of QSK is a rantcast. Cheryl, my significant other, and I ruminate on the state of motor vehicle licensing in the world, how ridiculous the situation has gotten and what we're planning on doing about it. This one is a fun ride, so sit back and enjoy the total lack of political correctness. We did.

hpr0590 :: QSK Episode 2: MP3 v. OGG

Released on 2010-11-05 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Thanks to Klaatu for coming on board tonight to talk about the debate over software patents and the MP3 format vs. Open Source audio codecs like OGG. The audio leaves a little bit to be desired but everything is understandable. Please tell everyone about the netcast. Thanks for listening and hope to have you back for Episode 3.

hpr0585 :: QSK1: Devil in the Details

Released on 2010-10-29 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
This is the very first episode of the QSK Netcast. I want to thank everyone who supports podcasting, netcasting, Internet broadcasting or whatever you want to call it. I also want to thank all those who believe in Open Source, who strive to mentor with every breath and who believe the world is a better place with more knowledge in it. Please have a listen to my latest effort and send me feedback using the contact form or by leaving comments on the Web site. You can also call the show at 417-200-4811 and press the option for QSK Netcast. I really want to hear from you: Your likes, your dislikes, your requests, your questions--whatever. Just remember, it can only get better from here.

hpr0573 :: Linux in a Ham Shack

Released on 2010-09-24 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

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