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We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 14 years, 6 months, 15 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 12 days.

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hpr3040 :: Why use GNU Autotools

6 good reasons you should be using a build system

Hosted by klaatu on 2020-03-27 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: autotools,build,make.
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GNU Autotools is a build system that helps you distribute your code in a predictable and reliable way. Build systems offer many benefits, including:

  1. Standard and automate-able build process
  2. hooks into packaging systems (RPM, DEB, Slackbuilds, Flatpak, Snap, and so on)
  3. version reporting
  4. build for various OSes
  5. you get lots of code to handle every possible corner case, for free
  6. with a single configuration, you can build your project as the developer, build it for packagers, and enable users to build it for themselves

Next up: how to use GNU Autotools


hpr3039 :: Making a Raspberry Pi status display

A project making use of my Pi 3A+, an old monitor and MagicMirror2


Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2020-03-26 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Raspberry Pi,VGA monitor,MagicMirror2,MQTT,Node.js,Electron.
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Introduction

I have had a project on my To Do list for a while: to make a status display from a Raspberry Pi. My vision was to show the state of various things including some HPR stuff, and I had imagined setting up a Pi with a monitor and controlling it over SSH.

I started on the project over the Christmas period 2019. I have a Raspberry Pi 3A+, which is a sort of souped-up Pi Zero, which I bought on a whim and hadn’t found a use for (Yannick reviewed this RPi model in show 2711). I also had an old square Dell monitor from about 15 years ago which still worked (at least to begin with).

I had imagined I’d write some software of my own with a web front end which ran various tasks to monitor things.

However, in my researches I came across MagicMirror2 which I thought I might be able to use instead of writing my own thing.

Long notes

I have provided detailed notes as usual for this episode, and these can be viewed here.


hpr3038 :: Solo Magic

All the magic without the gathering

Hosted by klaatu on 2020-03-25 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: magic, mtg.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Tabletop Gaming | Comments (0)

This episode outlines my single-player mod for the Magic: The Gathering card game.


hpr3037 :: Ambient recording at Union Station

Ambient recording in the main hall at Union Station, Chicago


Hosted by Archer72 on 2020-03-24 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: soundscape, train station.
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This was recorded in the main hall at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois.
There was a brief security announcement about watching for bags or package left unattended.


hpr3036 :: WiiU is dead long live WiiU!

How to approach dea-ish mod communities

Hosted by operat0r on 2020-03-23 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: wiiu,modding,hacking,tcpgecko,android,ssl pinning,games.
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hpr3035 :: Decentralised Hashtag Search and Subscription in Federated Social Networks

ActivityPub Conference 2019, a proposal for how we can use hashtags to find and subscribe to content


Hosted by Ahuka on 2020-03-20 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, Hashtags.
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The ActivityPub Conference of 2019 was held in Prague. This is about a talk a proposal for a method to allow searching for hashtags in a decentralized Fediverse environment so that we can find, and subscribe to, content of interest. https://www.zwilnik.com/?page_id=1091


hpr3034 :: How to bridge Freenode IRC rooms to Matrix.org

Thaj builds upon a previous episode by Clacke to deep dive into bridging IRC to Matrix.org


Hosted by Thaj Sara on 2020-03-19 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Freenode, IRC, Matrix.org, Riot.im, Social Media.
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  • Attribution

  • Matrix.org is a Free, open source, and decentralized messaging system. One of the strong points of this system is its ability to bridge multiple protocols together into one interface.

  • Riot.im

  • Bridging to Freenode's IRC server is built into Matrix.org. If you already have a registered Nick on Freenode it is a simple process to associate your Matrix and Freenode accounts.

  • Steps to bridge to a Freenode IRC room

    1. Start a direct message with @freenode_NickServ:matrix.org and send the command identify nick pass (replacing nick and pass with your credentials).
    2. Direct message @appservice-irc:matrix.org with the command !storepass nick:pass
    3. Join the room #freenode_#oggcastplanet:matrix.org. You can really join any room on freenode with #freenode_#CHANNAME:matrix.org
    4. PROFIT!!!!

hpr3033 :: 32 Bit Time Travel

Linux Inlaws - a podcast on topics around free and open source software

Hosted by monochromec on 2020-03-18 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Linux Inlaws, free open source software, revolution, FLOSS.
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For show notes, please visit https://linuxinlaws.eu


hpr3032 :: piCore on a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B

How I revived my Raspberry Pi Model 1 B with piCore and a tiny SD card.

Hosted by Claudio Miranda on 2020-03-17 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: raspberrypi,rpi,linux,bsd.
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In this episode, I discuss how I revived my Raspberry Pi 1 Model B using piCore, a specialized version of Tiny Core Linux for the Raspberry Pi, on a 128 MB SD card that I had laying around. I also mention nanoBSD and Alpine Linux as possible alternatives to try out.


hpr3031 :: Daniel Persson - Me? Me!

I talk about who I am and where I come from and what my interests are.

Hosted by Daniel Persson on 2020-03-16 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: biography.
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Talking about my history, forgot to talk about my open-source interests and different projects I’m a part of.

If you want to know more about me you could follow any of the links below.


Previous five weeks

hpr3030 :: My new Samsung tablet hosted by MrX

Released: 2020-03-13. Duration: 00:28:06. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Android, Tablet.
A general discussion about my new 10.5 inch Samsung Galaxy tablet

hpr3029 :: At Union Station with a train delay hosted by Archer72

Released: 2020-03-12. Duration: 00:05:47. Flag: Clean. Series: Sound Scapes.
Tags: soundscape, trains.
This is a soundscape while waiting for a train at Union Station.

hpr3028 :: Monads and Haskell hosted by crvs

Released: 2020-03-11. Duration: 00:21:15. Flag: Explicit. Series: Haskell.
Tags: Haskell, Programming, Math.
A hopefully not too rambly "introduction" to functors and monads in and out of haskell

hpr3027 :: What is quantum computing and why should we care? hosted by mightbemike

Released: 2020-03-10. Duration: 00:25:15. Flag: Clean.
Tags: quantum computing.
What is all the quantum computing hype about & what is it that quantum computers will be able to do?

hpr3026 :: Hex Bug and Battle Bots hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-03-09. Duration: 00:18:40. Flag: Clean.
Tags: robots,hexbug,battlebots,RC,IR.
Review/mods of fun Hex Bug and Battle Bots

hpr3025 :: Keep unwanted messages off the Fediverse hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-03-06. Duration: 00:14:41. Flag: Clean. Series: Social Media.
Tags: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, SPAM.
ActivityPub Conference 2019, techniques for fighting SPAM and unwanted messages in the Fediverse.

hpr3024 :: A funny thing happened the other day hosted by MrX

Released: 2020-03-05. Duration: 00:04:19. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: story, audio, sound.
Describing a funny thing that happened the other day.

hpr3023 :: Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen hosted by Carl

Released: 2020-03-04. Duration: 00:13:02. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Shell Script,Random Numbers,Awk.
Discussion of using a shell script to randomly generate a ten man aircrew.

hpr3022 :: FOSDEM 2020 Stand Interviews hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2020-03-03. Duration: 01:32:58. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: FOSDEM 2020.
Interviews with some of the stands at FOSDEM 2020

hpr3021 :: HPR Community News for February 2020 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2020-03-02. Duration: 00:54:32. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
Call for shows is open. Ken and eventually Dave discuss the shows, media and development plans.

hpr3020 :: Validating data in Haskell hosted by tuturto

Released: 2020-02-28. Duration: 00:25:00. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: validation, algebraic data types, json.
tuturto talks about wow to validate incoming http request before acting on them

hpr3019 :: Linux Inlaws S01E02 FOSDEM shenanigans hosted by monochromec

Released: 2020-02-27. Duration: 01:05:29. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: free open source software, revolution, FLOSS.
Linux Inlaws - a podcast about on topics around free and open source software

hpr3018 :: Encrypted edit hosted by klaatu

Released: 2020-02-26. Duration: 00:20:34. Flag: Clean.
Tags: GPG, privacy.
Klaatu talks about editing and viewing encrypted files in a tmpfs in RAM

hpr3017 :: Developing Black and White Film hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2020-02-25. Duration: 00:42:24. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Photography,film,developing,black and white.
Join me as I develop my first roll of black and white film since over 30 years ago.

hpr3016 :: Nixie tube clock and friends! hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-02-24. Duration: 00:14:34. Flag: Clean.
Tags: DIY,nixie tube,LED,electronics .
I chat about Novice Nixie tubes and tronics soldering etc

hpr3015 :: ActivityPub Conference 2019 - The Semantic Social Network hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-02-21. Duration: 00:07:18. Flag: Clean. Series: Social Media.
Tags: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub.
ActivityPub Conference 2019, building a Semantic Social Network

hpr3014 :: A Headless Raspberry Pi Streaming Radio hosted by Jon Kulp

Released: 2020-02-20. Duration: 00:17:48. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Raspberry Pi, Internet Radio, Streaming Radio, Radio, Streaming Audio, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server.
I use a Raspberry Pi to make a streaming radio device for my pillow speaker.

hpr3013 :: Bash Tips - 21 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2020-02-19. Duration: 00:41:37. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: Bash,variable,environment.
Environment variables

hpr3012 :: Sample episode from Wikipediapodden hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2020-02-18. Duration: 00:08:38. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: fosdem, wikipediapodden, swedish, sweden.
An English microsode of their Swedish language podcast about Wikipedia.

hpr3011 :: Linux is HARD rant with Intel graphics hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-02-17. Duration: 00:20:28. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: linux,video,DIY,xbmc,kodi,ubuntu,debian.
I go over my issues around Linux in general specifically Video issues

hpr3010 :: FOSDEM first impressions hosted by Andrew Conway

Released: 2020-02-14. Duration: 00:27:18. Flag: Clean.
Tags: fosdem,conference,podcasts,creative commons.
Impressions from my first attendance at FOSDEM.

hpr3009 :: Linux Inlaws S01 E01 hosted by monochromec

Released: 2020-02-13. Duration: 00:59:30. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: free open source software revolution.
Linux Inlaws - a podcast about on topics around free and open source software

hpr3008 :: Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 5 hosted by Kevin Wisher

Released: 2020-02-12. Duration: 01:56:53. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: 2019-20 New Year Show.
Eighth Annual New Year Show: war stories and more war stories

hpr3007 :: Photography 101 hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2020-02-11. Duration: 00:24:28. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Photography,101,digital,film,camera.
I tell you everything I know about the basics of photography

hpr3006 :: Hijack Auxiliary Input of your car! hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-02-10. Duration: 00:35:59. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Car Audio,DIY,music,cars,auto.
I talk about my Q40 and getting Auxiliary Input when your car does not have one

hpr3005 :: Is ActivityPub Paving The Way to Web 3.0? hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-02-07. Duration: 00:12:15. Flag: Clean. Series: Social Media.
Tags: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub.
ActivityPub Conference 2019, a talk about whether ActivityPub is leading the way to Web 3.0

hpr3004 :: Fixing simple audio problems with Audacity hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2020-02-06. Duration: 00:13:28. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: audio,Audacity,effects,problem solving.
Sharing a few experiences with Audacity that may be helpful to others

hpr3003 :: Hacker Public Radio 2019 2020 New Year Show Episode 4 hosted by Kevin Wisher

Released: 2020-02-05. Duration: 02:41:47. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: 2019-20 New Year Show.
Eighth Annual New Year Show. From Star Wars to NASA

hpr3002 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 8: Vote of thanks hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2020-02-04. Duration: 00:19:16. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Commodore,64,PET, Vic 20, amiga,World of Commodore, TPUG.
This is the final episode of the World of Commodore 2019 mini series.

hpr3001 :: HPR Community News for January 2020 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2020-02-03. Duration: 00:44:09. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers Dave and Ken talk about shows released and comments posted in January 2020

hpr3000 :: Chopin Free project hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2020-01-31. Duration: 00:23:53. Flag: Clean.
Tags: musopen, Frédéric Chopin.
An effort to produce royalty and copyright free versions of Frédéric Chopin work.

hpr2999 :: SQRL - Secure Quick Reliable Login hosted by Daniel Persson

Released: 2020-01-30. Duration: 00:24:02. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: security, login method.
In this podcast we talk about what SQRL is and how it works.

hpr2998 :: Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 3 hosted by Kevin Wisher

Released: 2020-01-29. Duration: 02:32:44. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: 2019-20 New Year Show.
Eighth Annual New Year Show: The US is awake

hpr2997 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 7: Video Playback with 1541 Ultimate hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2020-01-28. Duration: 00:19:21. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore 64,retro,computing,games,gamer,vintage,video,World of Commodore,TPUG.
In this seventh episode, Greg returns to tell us how he got full video playback on a Commodore 64.

hpr2996 :: Spideroak Update hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-01-27. Duration: 00:07:45. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: cloud backup,computers,linux,spideroak one,spideroak.
I give you an update on my cloud backup solution and fixes

hpr2995 :: ActivityPub Conference 2019 - ActivityPub: past, present, future hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-01-24. Duration: 00:16:01. Flag: Clean. Series: Social Media.
Tags: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub.
ActivityPub Conference 2019 Keynote

hpr2994 :: Wrestling As You Like It Episode 3 hosted by TheDUDE

Released: 2020-01-23. Duration: 00:22:07. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Pro Wrestling.
A podcast on why I like wrestling and how it works to draw in fans.

hpr2993 :: Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 2 hosted by Kevin Wisher

Released: 2020-01-22. Duration: 02:34:58. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: 2019-20 New Year Show, HPRNYS.
Eighth Annual New Year Show with ThinkPads, Steam engines and Corporate America philosophy

hpr2992 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 6: Introduction to C64 OS hosted by Paul Quirk

Released: 2020-01-21. Duration: 00:35:59. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore,64,OS,World of Commodore.
Greg Naçu presents to us his new operating system to the Commodore 64

hpr2991 :: Fix yer fog machine hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-01-20. Duration: 00:11:14. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Halloween,fog machine,DIY.
Save Your Fog Machine today!

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