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Penguicon 2015 is a combined technology and science fiction convention in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and presented over 500 hours of programming over the entire weekend. Of this, around 100 hours were open source, tech-related. In this episode I give you my personal diary of my experience at this great event.
In this episode I take you along for the ride as I do a little bit of maintenance on my pickup truck. I've been trying to track down the source of of a rough idling problem that sometimes turns into stalling out. I already replaced the fuel filter (did not solve the rough idling problem but probably was due anyway), and here I make an audio recording as I clean the throttle body, which apparently is one of the first things you should do when your vehicle is idling roughly and stalling out. Still not sure if I have totally fixed it but it seems to run OK so at least I did not mess it up any worse.
- Step-by-step guide to cleaning the throttle body from Mobil Oil
JustMe here again. This time with my 18th beer tasting podcast.
This time we’re tasting a Flying Dog Single Hop Warrior Imperial IPA, 10%ALC/Vol
I do believe you’ll like this one. I know I did.
The bread and butter of open source audio production:
(Does not allow live processing)
(Heavy duty, full fledged versatile open source digital audio workstation)
Fixing my daughter’s laptop
My daughter is a student at university and uses her laptop with a headset most of the time. She shares a flat with a friend and they are both studying, so they don’t want to annoy each other with noise.
The headset my daughter uses has a very long cable and earlier this year she tripped over it. The microphone jack was OK, but the headphone jack snapped off at the first ring and the remaining piece was left in the socket.
This episode is about my attempt to remove the broken piece of the jack plug. To find out more about the method I used and how successful it was see the full notes with pictures here.
Note: The Amazon links below are for information. I have no financial involvement with Amazon; these are not Affiliate links.
- Sabrent USB External Stereo Sound Adapter: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabrent-External-Adapter-Windows-AU-MMSA/dp/B00IRVQ0F8
- Dremel 4000 Kit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-4000-4-Multi-tool-Attachments-Accessories/dp/B0033UWLX8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466335613&sr=8-2&keywords=dremel+4000
- Dremel Workstation: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-26150220JB-Workstation/dp/B0012RQG94/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466335828&sr=8-1&keywords=dremel+workstation
- Make your own Dremel drill press (if you have a 3D printer): http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:161190
Hello again HPR listeners this is Geddes back with Part 3 in the series covering the video editing application KdenLive. This time round we’ll be looking at effects and transitions which covers the following topics
- Layout Mods
- Slides and wipes
- Chroma Key, aka green screen
- Composited images and titles
Here’s the link to the original article. https://opensource.com/life/11/11/effects-and-transitions-kdenlive
In this episode of hpr sigflup makes some acid house. She uses Technobox2, which simulates the tb-303 and the tr-808
If you should happen to find me on the road, don’t kill me! I’m an atheist!
Also, this will be the contents of my bag:
- Stainless steel coffee mug, Stewarts-branded
- Stanley stainless steel thermos
- Kleen kanteen wide, 40oz stainless steel water bottle
- 1½-foot micro USB cable
- Ethernet cable (currently retractable)
- Sony headphones
- Handful of SD and USB storage, including 64GB primary on keychain
- Maglite AA-powered flashlight
- Ballpoint pen
- Lunch, usually in a mason jar or metal box
- If it’s Wednesday or Thursday, my backup drive
- Dell Mini 9 with AC adapter
- If I’m walking to the Tech Center, a ZaReason Verix laptop with AC adapter
What is libernil.net?
libernil.net is an island of pseudo-freedom. This project was established in order to pursue ideals of Free Software, Free Culture, ethically sourced hardware, self hosting, and sharing with others. Generally it consists of personal content, though some community resources reside here as well.
The name came from an old programming group and was repurposed. I would really like to find a new name!
Set in three physical locations: two in Northwest Arkansas, one (a VPS) in Sweden.
One recycled shuttle rig called “summernight”, one ThinkPenguin nano called “aprilshowers”, and a VPS known as “eremit”. Two or three inaccessible machines for backups and other automation.
Wireless access provided in the openwireless.org model at both US physical locations.
- Shell accounts
- wireless access
- IRC Bots
- Game servers
- pump.io and GNU Social instances
- mail server
- PBX with DID lines
- data service
Events and community
The community is very loosely organized and rarely operates under the name of the network, though we sometimes gather for events in the same location as the machines. In the past we’ve had a cryptoparty and I am trying to organize a FreeDOOM LAN party.
How to host your own services
- Acquire a machine, any machine! Could be a junk rig, an old laptop, or a fancy single board computer.
- Install your favorite distro or try freedombone/freedom box.
- Get a domain name with your favorite registrar.
- Get a static IP from your ISP if possible or go with Dynamic DNS
- Install Bind or set up your router to manage DNS.
- Invite some friends to play on your new server! Maybe have a party!
- Set up backup scripts.
Magazines I Read
Hi This is Tony Hughes for Hacker Public Radio, I'm trying to do a show once a month or so and I was thinking of ideas that might be of interest to the listeners out there.
While there are regular shows on 'What's on my pod-catcher' I've never heard one about what magazines that people in the HPR community like to read. With the advent of digital media and subscription services such as Issuu, Magzter, Google Play Newsstand and I'm sure many others which offer both Free and subscription content I'm sure many of you like me have quite a number of magazines you regularly read, and some you dip in to from time to time. So this show is about the Magazines I like to read.
First I'd like to say that to facilitate regularly reading of digital media I feel for me a 10" tablet is the smallest format for comfortable reading (although for those of you with young enough eyesight to be able to read small fonts with no difficulty you may feel different). However my Tablet of choice is the 12" Samsung SM-P900 which I purchased in February 2015. My only gripe with this tablet is I'll probably never get Android 6 on it as it's now over 2 years since original release. While I agree with Apple that the 4:3 screen configuration for reading on a tablet is more user friendly I can not bring myself to spend that kind of money or be tied to the Apple ecosystem.
So what Magazines do I actually read?
Linux Voice (https://www.linuxvoice.com) This is a Linux magazine that was set up a couple of years ago by some of the former editorial team from Linux Format after a successful Kick Starter Campaign. Good content for and about Linux and the Linux community and they support the community by distributing 50% of their annual profits back to the Open Source Community after a ballot of readers. They also release issues of the magazine with a creative commons licence 9 months after publication. This is the only magazine I currently have a Paper subscription to (it also comes with a free DRM free PDF copy for subscribers)
Linux Format (http://www.linuxformat.com) Similar in content to Linux Voice but without quite the same community philosophy, but still a very good publication.
MicroMart (http://subscribe.micromart.co.uk) This is a more general computer magazine that started in 1985, as a place you could buy and sell computers and components but is now more of a regular weekly magazine format with news, reviews and articles about all things computer and technology related. As I said in my Journey to Linux show this was the Magazine that introduced me to Linux in the late 90's early 00's. They still have a weekly Linux page and regular Raspberry Pi and other Linux related content.
MagpPi (https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi) This is the official Monthly magazine of the Raspberry Pi Community and as you will have worked out is focused on all things Raspberry Pi. Lots of Good content including: News, tutorials, and reviews of new peripherals for the Pi, and since being brought in house by the foundation it has a very professional look and feel about it. All the content is provided by members of the Raspberry Pi Community both from inside, and outside the Foundation. You can get a free Creative commons PDF from the website or to support the foundation you can subscribe to both Print and digital copies if you wish to.
Full Circle Magazine (http://fullcirclemagazine.org/) This is a completely community driven magazine for all things related to Ubuntu Linux and its derivatives. They carry news of what is happening in the World of Ubuntu and articles and tutorials of how to use Linux software for both the beginner and more experienced users. This is a Creative Commons and can be downloaded free from the website in both PDF and e-book formats.
PCLinuxOS Magazine (http://pclosmag.com/index.html) This is another community driven magazine from The PCLinuxOS community and is similar to Full Circle in its content, with the aim of helping users of this distro to get the most out of it they can. Also available as a free Creative Commons PDF download from their website.