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Welcome to HPR the Community Podcast Network

We started producing shows as Today with a Techie 10 years, 9 months, 27 days ago. Our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to Hackers". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. If you record your show now it could be released in 11 days.


Latest Shows


hpr2085 :: Penguicon 2016 Report

Penguicon 2016 happened on April 29 through May 1, 2016 in Southfield, Michigan


Hosted by Ahuka on 2016-07-29 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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.


hpr2084 :: Cleaning the Throttle Body on My Pickup Truck

I record the process of cleaning the throttle body on my truck, trying to fix an idling problem


Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2016-07-28 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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.

Throttle body photos for HPR

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hpr2083 :: My 18th HPR Beer Podcast

JustMe here again. This time with my 18th beer tasting podcast. This time we're tasting a Flying Dog

Hosted by JustMe on 2016-07-27 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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.

hand holding beer bottle


hpr2082 :: Basic Audio Production - Equalization

The basics of one of the most fundamental audio production techniques

Hosted by Nacho Jordi on 2016-07-26 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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The bread and butter of open source audio production:


hpr2081 :: Fixing my daughter's laptop

My daughter broke the headphone jack in her laptop. I tried to get the remains out


Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2016-07-25 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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.


hpr2080 :: Kdenlive Part 3: Effects and Transitions

Using effects and transitions in Kdenlive


Hosted by Geddes on 2016-07-22 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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
  • Fades
  • Dissolves
  • 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


hpr2079 :: Everyone Loves Some Acid House

Sigflup demonstrates how to make acid house quickly


Hosted by sigflup on 2016-07-21 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In this episode of hpr sigflup makes some acid house. She uses Technobox2, which simulates the tb-303 and the tr-808

Roland TB-303 and TR-808


hpr2078 :: What's in my bag?

A short summary of all the crap Windigo lugs back and forth


Hosted by Windigo on 2016-07-20 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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

hpr2077 :: libernil.net and self hosting for friends and family

I talk a little about my network and how you can host services for your friends and family.


Hosted by Christopher M. Hobbs on 2016-07-19 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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!

Similar networks

  • tilde.club
  • sdf.org

The network

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.

Services

  • Websites
  • Shell accounts
  • DNS
  • wireless access
  • XMPP
  • IRC Bots
  • Git
  • MediaGoblin

Future services

  • 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

  1. Acquire a machine, any machine! Could be a junk rig, an old laptop, or a fancy single board computer.
  2. Install your favorite distro or try freedombone/freedom box.
  3. Get a domain name with your favorite registrar.
  4. Get a static IP from your ISP if possible or go with Dynamic DNS
  5. Install Bind or set up your router to manage DNS.
  6. Invite some friends to play on your new server! Maybe have a party!
  7. Set up backup scripts.

hpr2076 :: What Magazines I read Part 1

This is a short episode about the Magazines I read that may be of interest to other listeners

Hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 on 2016-07-18 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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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.