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hpr2473 :: Frotz - A Portable Z-Machine Interpreter

How to use Frotz to play those old Infocom text adventure games from the 80s.

Hosted by Claudio Miranda on 2018-01-24 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Frotz is an interpreter for Infocom games (like Zork) and other Z-machine games. You can install it via your respective package manager or download the source code from the URLs below.


hpr2472 :: Forum Failure

Lostnbronx talks about his recent experiment in running a forum.

Hosted by lostnbronx on 2018-01-23 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In 2017 I created a forum over at Proboards dedicated to my audio work and writing. It didn't attract a user base, and I deleted it when 2018 rolled around.

These are just some thoughts about why I wanted it to begin with, and why I think it failed.

I still believe Proboards is a good way to jump into forums and using forum software, and still recommend it for that reason:

https://proboards.com/

Here are some of my projects mentioned briefly in this episode:



hpr2470 :: Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017

Where is US Health Care policy as we head into 2018?


Hosted by Ahuka on 2018-01-19 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In 2017 Obamacare was the subject of a great deal of political jockeying, and yet by the end of the year almost nothing changed. So what happened, and why?


hpr2469 :: A flight itinerary in Bash

Working out dates and times in a Bash script


Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2018-01-18 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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A flight itinerary in Bash

My daughter flew out to New Zealand before Christmas 2017 to spend some time with her brother, who had been there with his girlfriend since November. I saw her flight itinerary from the airline, but had no idea of how the times related to time back home, so I wrote a little Bash script to calculate times in UTC (my local timezone).

Both of my children have travelled a fair bit in the past few years. I like to keep track of where they are and how they are progressing through their journeys because otherwise I tend to worry. This one was a reasonably simple journey, two flights via Doha in Qatar, with not too long a wait between them. The overall journey was long of course.

When my daughter flew out to Indonesia in 2015 (4 flights and a boat trip, over 38 hours travel time) I built a spreadsheet. Just whatever provides a good distraction!

The rest of the notes, including details of the date command and the script I wrote can be found here.

  • GNU documentation for date (You can also use man date or info date for the full details. I prefer the HTML version because I don't like the info tool very much).
  • The GNU Bash Reference Manual
  • Dann Wasko's "Linux in the Shell" episode hpr1182 :: LiTS 023: Date, which is full of useful information.
  • Resources:
    • The script I wrote, called edi_akl (named to denote the starting and ending airports).

hpr2468 :: THE WELL

I record a video with audio on my fathers well setup in the sticks

Hosted by operat0r on 2018-01-17 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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I record a video with audio on my fathers well setup in the sticks

https://rmccurdy.com/scripts/videos/rmccurdy_com/THE_WELL.mp4


hpr2467 :: I randomly talk about my laptops

Random talk about my laptops and the linux distros that are on them

Hosted by swift110 on 2018-01-16 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Just decided to start talking about my laptops after I installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 to my x60.



hpr2465 :: TronScript where have you been all my life!

I take an initial look at TronScript and its features

Hosted by operat0r on 2018-01-12 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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hpr2464 :: The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E04 - Digital Instruments

Casper and Rutiger Detail their Digital and Analog Sonic Setups in IOS and Android

Hosted by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) on 2018-01-11 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Casper and Rutiger are back with a very simple topic: Making music with various Digital Audio Workstations.

Rutiger details his MacOS / iOS platform and the Apps he uses to create his noise:
https://soundcloud.com/fibrechannel

Casper details his Windows setup with a relatively cheap DAW and various Analog and Digital transmissions he uses to create his noise:
https://soundcloud.com/user-393542827

@alienbpc


Previous five weeks

hpr2463 :: Setting up a 32 Bit Ubuntu Server hosted by JWP

Released: 2018-01-10. Duration: 00:12:42. Flag: Clean.
Tags: 32-bit server, Ubuntu.
Repurpose a 32 bit small form factor working station

hpr2462 :: AudioBookClub-14-Triplanetary-(First-in-the-Lensman-Series) hosted by HPR_AudioBookClub

Released: 2018-01-09. Duration: 01:57:10. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR_AudioBookClub.
Tags: HPR AudioBookClub, Triplanetary, E. E. "Doc" Smith.
The HPR_AudioBookClub discusses Triplanetary: First in the Lensman Series by E. E. "Doc" Smith

hpr2461 :: Gitolite hosted by klaatu

Released: 2018-01-08. Duration: 00:30:39. Flag: Clean.
Tags: git,server,admin,dev.
Using Gitolite to administer your Git server.

hpr2460 :: The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire hosted by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)

Released: 2018-01-05. Duration: 01:53:50. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Net Neutrality.
The Alien Brothers penetrate the Van Allen belt to tap in, and transmit an intergalactic podcast

hpr2459 :: free software's long tail hosted by Joey Hess

Released: 2018-01-04. Duration: 00:07:16. Flag: Clean.
Tags: pdmenu,free software.
Response to hpr2443 :: pdmenu by pdmenu's author

hpr2458 :: Chrome Plugins You Must Have hosted by operat0r

Released: 2018-01-03. Duration: 00:10:43. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Chrome extensions.
I go over my current list of Chrome plugins and how I secure my browser

hpr2457 :: Getting ready for my new Macbook Pro hosted by knightwise

Released: 2018-01-02. Duration: 00:19:25. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Macbook Pro, Homebrew, warranty, case, cables.
Knightwise is about to order a new macbook pro and shares some tips and tricks

hpr2456 :: HPR Community News for December 2017 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2018-01-01. Duration: 01:27:09. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in December 2017

hpr2455 :: Interface Zero RPG Part 5 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-29. Duration: 01:24:34. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: game,gaming,tabletop,rpg.
Klaatu, Lobath, and Thaj play the Interface Zero RPG part 5

hpr2454 :: The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E02 - Strictly Hacking hosted by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)

Released: 2017-12-28. Duration: 01:46:29. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Uber Hack, Intel ME, Alien Brothers.
Casper and Rutiger discuss the Uber hacks and the Intel ME known and unknown vulnerabilties

hpr2453 :: The power of GNU Readline - part 2 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2017-12-27. Duration: 00:19:25. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: command line,cli,GNU Readline.
Various ways of deleting and undeleting on the command line with GNU Readline

hpr2452 :: Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project hosted by David Whitman

Released: 2017-12-26. Duration: 00:22:19. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Hydraulic Jack Mod, DIY, Travel Trailer Balance.
Hydraulic Jack Mod, DIY, Travel Trailer Balance

hpr2451 :: Server Basics 105 OpenVPN Client hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-25. Duration: 00:32:11. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,vpn,sys admin.
Klaatu walks you through installing and configuring an OpenVPN client

hpr2450 :: Android Audio with viper 4 android and magisk hosted by operat0r

Released: 2017-12-22. Duration: 00:10:09. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: audio,android.
I go over some ways to help manage audio with android

hpr2449 :: Org-mode mobile solution hosted by Brian in Ohio

Released: 2017-12-21. Duration: 00:09:38. Flag: Clean.
Tags: emacs,org-mode,mobile,mobile-org app,pi-top,pocketchip,Android.
My search for taking org mode on the road

hpr2448 :: Useful Bash functions - part 3 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2017-12-20. Duration: 00:33:53. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: coding,Bash,script,function.
A few more possibly useful Bash functions are discussed

hpr2447 :: Server Basics 104 OpenVPN Server hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-19. Duration: 00:43:15. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,vpn,sys admin.
Klaatu walks you through installing and configuring OpenVPN Server

hpr2446 :: Git server and git hooks hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-18. Duration: 00:40:30. Flag: Clean.
Tags: git.
Klaatu talks about running git on a server, and explains git hooks.

hpr2445 :: Information Underground: Backwards Capitalism hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2017-12-15. Duration: 00:48:16. Flag: Clean.
Tags: information underground,capitalism,klaatu,deepgeek,lostnbronx.
Klaatu, Deepgeek, and Lostnbronx talk about markets, innovation, and opportunity.

hpr2444 :: Interface Zero Play-through Part 4 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-14. Duration: 00:32:07. Flag: Clean.
Tags: rpg,game,play,pathfinder,dnd.
Klaatu, Lobath, and Thaj play the Interface Zero RPG

hpr2443 :: pdmenu hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2017-12-13. Duration: 00:15:27. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: command line,menu,pdmenu,.pdmenurc.
I have been using this menu tool over the past year, and I really like it

hpr2442 :: The sound of Woodbrook Quaker Study centre in the Spring hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212

Released: 2017-12-12. Duration: 00:15:37. Flag: Clean. Series: Sound Scapes.
Tags: birdsong.
I recorded the sound of bird song at Woodbrook Quaker study Centre in Birmingham UK in April 2017

hpr2441 :: Server Basics 103 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-11. Duration: 00:29:33. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,admin,sys admin,linux.
Firewalls and fail2ban

hpr2440 :: How to save bad beans or the French press hosted by cobra2

Released: 2017-12-08. Duration: 00:00:57. Flag: Explicit. Series: Coffee.
Tags: driving, coffee.
how to hash tag coffee?

hpr2439 :: Internal Logic of Stories hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2017-12-07. Duration: 00:19:12. Flag: Clean.
Tags: stories,storytelling,gaming,rpg,movies,writing,star trek,stardrifter,warp,starjump,lostnbronx.
Lostnbronx talks about stories and story consistency.

hpr2438 :: Gnu Awk - Part 8 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2017-12-06. Duration: 00:20:39. Flag: Explicit. Series: Learning Awk.
Tags: Awk utility,Awk language,gawk,loops.
More about loops

hpr2437 :: Interface Zero Play-through Part 3 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-05. Duration: 00:42:23. Flag: Explicit. Series: Tabletop Gaming.
Tags: cyberpunk,rpg,game.
Klaatu, Lobath, and Thaj play the Interface Zero RPG

hpr2436 :: HPR Community News for November 2017 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2017-12-04. Duration: 01:27:21. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in November 2017

hpr2435 :: Server Basics 102 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-12-01. Duration: 00:48:46. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,admin,sys admin,linux.
Klaatu talks about SSH configuration on the server you set up in 101.

hpr2434 :: Cybrosis hosted by HPR_AudioBookClub

Released: 2017-11-30. Duration: 01:39:18. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR_AudioBookClub.
Tags: Cybrosis, HPR AudioBook Club, cyberpunk, audio fiction, P.C. Haring, Free Culture.
The HPR AudioBook Club discusses Cybrosis by P.C. Haring

hpr2433 :: You were right, I was wrong hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2017-11-29. Duration: 00:08:39. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Correction.
Ken eats humble pie

hpr2432 :: Living with the Nokia 6 – an update to HPR 2405 hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212

Released: 2017-11-28. Duration: 00:05:16. Flag: Clean. Series: Hardware upgrades.
Tags: Android, Nokia 6, Phones, New Kit, OnePlus1.
An update to my show on the Nokia 6 phone

hpr2431 :: Information Underground: Local Control hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2017-11-27. Duration: 00:40:31. Flag: Explicit. Series: Information Underground.
Tags: community,information underground,klaatu,deepgeek,lostnbronx.
Deepgeek, Klaatu, and Lostnbronx natter on about local participation and responsibility.

hpr2430 :: Scanning books hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2017-11-24. Duration: 00:12:20. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: book scanning.
Ken explains how and why he is scanning school books

hpr2429 :: Interface Zero RPG Play hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-11-23. Duration: 00:31:42. Flag: Clean. Series: Tabletop Gaming.
Tags: actual play,rpg,gaming,live play.
Klaatu, Lobath, and Thaj play the Interface Zero RPG part 2

hpr2428 :: git Blobs hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-11-22. Duration: 00:33:02. Flag: Clean.
Tags: git.
Klaatu talks about git-media and git-annex

hpr2427 :: Server Basics 101 hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-11-21. Duration: 00:43:10. Flag: Clean.
Tags: server,admin,sys admin,linux.
Klaatu endeavours to explain the basics of server administration.

hpr2426 :: Let's Talk About Addiction hosted by lostnbronx

Released: 2017-11-20. Duration: 00:10:55. Flag: Explicit. Series: Health and Healthcare.
Tags: addiction,mental health.
Lostnbronx shares some thoughts about the need to talk about addiction.

hpr2425 :: Intro to XSL hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-11-17. Duration: 00:41:42. Flag: Clean.
Tags: docbook,xml,xsl.
A brief introduction to XSL and xsltproc

hpr2424 :: Interface Zero RPG Play hosted by klaatu

Released: 2017-11-16. Duration: 00:50:10. Flag: Clean. Series: Tabletop Gaming.
Tags: actual play,rpg,gaming,live play.
Klaatu, Lobath, and Thaj play the Interface Zero RPG

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