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Luke says: Steel cut oats

Posted at 2016-06-30T12:08:36Z relating to the show hpr2057 which was released on 2016-06-21 by dodddummy entitled dodddummy on oats, from a series on Cooking

Sadly steel cut oats are really hard to find in UK supermarkets as everywhere just stocks rolled oats. You can order online but so expensive compared to rolled.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-28T22:03:29Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

I've always preferred fountain pens, starting with one that belonged to my grandmother; I started using that one in high school. I currently have a relatively inexpensive Waterman--with a bellows, not a cartridge--that is my favorite of the two dozen or so fountain pens we have lying about this house, many picked up at yard sales or resale shops.

But I'm old. When I went to school, we were taught "printing," which was presented as a precursor to "writing." Not learning how to write, as opposed to print, was not an option.

I agree wholeheartedly that there is a difference between taking notes and simple transcribing a lecture. Transcription does not promote synthesis of information in any form--one is too preoccupied with taking dictation to think about what is being dictated.

When my own kids came home from school talking about some mysterious thing called "cursive," I almost didn't know what the heck they were talking about.


jezra says:

Posted at 2016-06-28T21:04:26Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

Excellent episode. Just a few of my observations on writing: During National Novel Writing Month, there are quite a few participants who choose to write their novel by hand. While it is true that writing long-hand is usually slower than typing, writing in short-hand can be much faster than typing.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/yeah-i-still-use-shorthand-and-a-smartpen/373281/


Mike Ray says: Baofeng UV5R

Posted at 2016-06-28T17:16:30Z relating to the show hpr2062 which was released on 2016-06-28 by MrX entitled Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

Interesting show. I'm curious about the Baofeng. Does it talk out-of-the-box, and are ALL functions and menus spoken? In other words as a blind op would I be able to do everything with the radio that you can?

G4XBF


Luiz Rodrigo says: THANKS!

Posted at 2016-06-28T13:26:21Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Ow ! thanks for this article , is very helpful for me .


Brian says:

Posted at 2016-06-28T01:12:38Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

Great show, I like your idea's of motivating kids to write/take notes. I wish a teacher in my life would have taken the time to teach me this important skill. You should try to be a guest on the pen addict podcast. I think your views would be greatly appreciated.


Todd Mitchell says:

Posted at 2016-06-24T21:04:24Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

Thanks Jon, more to come!


Jon Kulp says: More!

Posted at 2016-06-24T01:09:27Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

Excellent first episode! I really enjoyed this. I hope you will do many more episodes in the future, maybe even expanding upon how you met your future wife at age 12! Truly crazy.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2016-06-21T22:26:21Z relating to the show hpr2050 which was released on 2016-06-10 by handsome_pirate entitled Developing Black & White Film

What a lovely episode, thanks :)


Jon Kulp says: Excellent!

Posted at 2016-06-21T16:35:26Z relating to the show hpr2056 which was released on 2016-06-20 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Interview with a young hacker, from a series on Interviews

I loved this! I wish he'd gone into more detail about his python library, but I salute him for having created one in the first place. Great stuff.


gurdonark says: Good listen

Posted at 2016-06-21T01:57:55Z relating to the show hpr2052 which was released on 2016-06-14 by sigflup entitled A Nerdy Conversation With Linden About Technology

I enjoyed this episode. The "how I got into computers/Linux" sections were fun. If my small-town 1970s southern high school had had Logo programming books I would have been delighted--and to this day, Logo is my favorite way to draw.


0xf10e says: -1 for facebook, too

Posted at 2016-06-18T10:21:39Z relating to the show hpr2055 which was released on 2016-06-17 by JWP entitled GNU Nano Editor

Nice show, but dude, that was some really bad noise!

You probably meant "nano is an editor for _normal_ people". I use vi-style keybindings in my shell but I have yet to notice to be imaginary ;P

Oh, and -1 for Facebook from me, too.
Nano should be careful not to be kicked out of GNU when RMS hears about this…


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2016-06-18T03:00:35Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

As far as transcription, lets look at the speech to text API's Mycroft uses (at least at roll out) or some of the algorithms developed for Sirius at http://clarity-lab.org/.


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2016-06-18T02:53:18Z relating to the show hpr2053 which was released on 2016-06-15 by JustMe entitled My 2nd HPR Beer Podcast

Good choice, literally my favorite mass produced bottled beer, I reviewed it back in the old Podbrewers days. I don't see it often here, and it's kinda spendy when it is.


Jon Kulp says: Probably

Posted at 2016-06-17T19:54:07Z relating to the show hpr2054 which was released on 2016-06-16 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management, from a series on Accessibility

Yes, I think so. I'm pretty sure that Jezra uses this on a headless computer in his house. You might go back and listen to my interview with Jezra from episode 1284 (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1284) and see what he says about it.


amunizp says: +1 for nano

Posted at 2016-06-17T13:50:29Z relating to the show hpr2055 which was released on 2016-06-17 by JWP entitled GNU Nano Editor

But a bit disapointed that it is in Facebook. I just use it and like it but not enough to join Facebook.


amunizp says: Headless?

Posted at 2016-06-17T13:12:06Z relating to the show hpr2054 which was released on 2016-06-16 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management, from a series on Accessibility

Would this work for headless computers. I mean opening and closing minetest server running on a single board computer.


laindir says: Me too

Posted at 2016-06-17T01:54:56Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by Knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

I also find myself ssh'd into my rpi as my daily driver--glad to know I'm not alone. I loved the list of apps and have saved it for a re-listen. Inspiring.


Jon Kulp says: CLI word processing

Posted at 2016-06-11T20:57:46Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by Knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

I've been trying out that CLI word processor, wordgrinder. This is really pretty cool. Once I figured out that you had to use the native .wg format to start out with and then convert it over to odt or HTML, it worked great. I like how it does a nice clean HTML conversion without any styling at all. You've got very basic paragraph styles for headings and quotations, couple of basic character formatting options, it's just right. :-) Thanks for the tip.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2016-06-11T12:35:21Z relating to the show hpr2044 which was released on 2016-06-02 by NYbill entitled Bring on the Power!

Hey Rocket-Dog. Its been a long time! I doubt this is the place for a chit-chat though. :P Shoot me an email if you'd like.


Jon Kulp says: CenterIM

Posted at 2016-06-10T11:46:38Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by Knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

Great episode! Especially liked the rundown of CLI apps. Got CenterIM running on my servers now. Thanks.


pitfd says: Server Setup

Posted at 2016-06-09T10:14:22Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by Knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

Dear Knightwise,

great contribution. Would like to have one :-). As I am not well versed in
server stuff, would you mind to elaborate on server setup - may be
point out a good tutorial?
thank you
pitfd


FiftyOneFifty says: Neat little app, thanks

Posted at 2016-06-07T22:19:15Z relating to the show hpr2047 which was released on 2016-06-07 by JWP entitled Neo Fetch 1.5

Even though there isn't a binary in the openSUSE repos, installation was as easy as downloading the source from Github, unpacking the archive, and running "sudo make install"


rocket-dog says:

Posted at 2016-06-07T19:54:10Z relating to the show hpr2044 which was released on 2016-06-02 by NYbill entitled Bring on the Power!

Hope you are doing well Bill. :)



Dave Morriss says: Regex in Libre Office

Posted at 2016-06-05T17:05:20Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

As a long-term user of Libre Office, Open office before that and Star Office even before that, I love this feature and have used a lot!

My boss used to give me grief about not using Microsoft Word and adhering to the "Corporate Standards", but with a Unix box and later a Linux box on my desk I was *far* more productive the way I was :-)

In my experience the earlier versions of Word were not good, though regular expression capability did appear at some point. Microsoft's version of regex is of course different from the more standard versions found under Unix & Linux. Libre Office is much more conformant with the various standards I believe.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2016-06-04T15:47:26Z relating to the show hpr2029 which was released on 2016-05-12 by NYbill entitled The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit

If it was a color screen it might be the same kit. There are a few other DSO kits out there with non-color screens.

I'm sure these things can be bought cheaply in bulk. Looks like someone might be making a bit off them selling them with a custom made plywood case.

Good on'em. The entrepreneurial spirit.


Kathy scogna says: Director

Posted at 2016-06-04T06:22:16Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

Very funny.
So funny that I kept looking for the video....duh, this is public radio.
Good job.



Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-03T19:28:57Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I would think that some persons would be interested in knowing how prox readers and cards work. I encounter lots of misconceptions about prox cards, such "they send out a signal all on their ownsome."


Bill says:

Posted at 2016-06-03T10:50:42Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Any particular type things you guys would like to know about?


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-02T03:12:49Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

It is quite good, but different. It's not for every day nor every taste, but I do quite like it.

I cannot envision eating it with jam--I fear the sweetness of the jam would clash with the savoriness of the bread. As for rye and caraway, if I bake rye bread and forget the caraway, it fails the Hungarian girlfriend test.:)

Also, if you're a mystery buff, try some Kerry Greenwood mysteries. Kerry Greenwood makes words dance.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-01T22:42:19Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

Part of my issue with regex is, of course, that I don't have much need to use it, so learning it is more an intellectual pursuit. It's not like I was sysadmin, for example, except of my own little home network.

That's why editing my procmailrc helps--it gives me a need to learn it.

If I ever understand regex, I shall proudly claim the title of "Linux Geek."


Dave Morriss says: Frank Delaney et al

Posted at 2016-06-01T13:25:35Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I thoroughly echo Kevin's comments about Dan Carlin. Also knew little about the history of First World War, even though my late father was fascinated by it, and our house was full of books about it. Dan Carlin drew a picture of events that horrified and fascinated me.

In the past I have listened to Frank Delaney a lot on BBC Radio, where he presented programmes called "Bookshelf" and "Word of Mouth", both absolutely excellent in my opinion. I shall follow your recommendation and try his podcast as well.

Thanks for such an interesting show.


Jon Kulp says: Ask Me Another

Posted at 2016-06-01T11:39:40Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I enjoyed this episode, thanks. if you like "Wait wait, don't tell me," you probably would like "Ask me another," if you don't already listen to it. Thanks also for mentioning the James Joyce podcast. I'm a huge James Joyce fan and at one point studied his works quite closely. If nothing else, that podcast is guaranteed to have a steady source of new material for a really long time. :-)


Kevin O'Brien says: Dan Carlin

Posted at 2016-06-01T01:18:36Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks for recording this Jane. I always enjoy seeing what other people are recommending. I am also a huge Dan Carlin fan. I have listened to every one of his Hardcore History shows, and stay current with Common Sense.

For anyone who loves US history, I can also recommend Ben Franklin's World, which is at http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/ . They bill themselves as a podcast about "Early American History, which in practice means Colonial through the Civil War.


Dave Morriss says: Must try this, or a modification thereof

Posted at 2016-05-30T17:17:35Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

Interesting recipe. There are some quite powerfully-flavoured seeds there and I'm curious to find out how they taste in combination.

I often use sesame, poppy and sunflower seeds and might put caraway in a rye-based loaf.


Dave Morriss says: Really enjoyed this

Posted at 2016-05-30T17:10:19Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

An excellent show. A lot of old memories were triggered for me with your mention of VMS, SunOS, SPARCstations, Usenet and the rest.

Looking forward to more shows.


Dave Morriss says: Was tempted to get one

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:50:28Z relating to the show hpr2029 which was released on 2016-05-12 by NYbill entitled The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit

I saw some of these, built and installed in a laser-cut plywood case, when I was at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire recently. I was tempted to buy one but didn't because I wasn't sure what I'd use it for! They were selling for around £30 I think.

Great subject for a show!


Dave Morriss says: Interesting subject

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:46:22Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

There was a lot I didn't know in here. I'm looking forward to more!


Dave Morriss says: A most interesting show

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:44:17Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Thanks for this. It really made me sit and think. I arrived at the 'true' solution just before you mentioned it, which is probably more coincidence than anything else - I'm usually poor at doing things like this!


Dave Morriss says: Nice idea

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:29:10Z relating to the show hpr2024 which was released on 2016-05-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Remapping Keys with xmodmap

I have been bitten by this over the years of using Unix and Linux and this is quite an original solution.

Personally, I have got into the habit of either using Tab while typing an existing file name so that the shell formats it for me by adding backslashes before spaces and the like, or by enclosing such names in quotes. However, the strategy of avoiding creating such file names is a good one.


FiftyOneFifty says: Good Times

Posted at 2016-05-28T23:02:34Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

But I am never going fishing with Jezra


Dennis New says: Hilarious Indeed

Posted at 2016-05-28T01:34:09Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

I lol'ed a few times -- including the "the boat's on fire" Excellent show.


Dave Morriss says: Cooking! Yay!

Posted at 2016-05-26T21:52:35Z relating to the show hpr2037 which was released on 2016-05-24 by Alpha32 entitled Alpha32's Pinhead Oats, from a series on Cooking

Great show.

I use those spices a lot - mainly in stewed apple - but I've never tried them in porridge. I must sample them sometime.

On the subject of naming differences, we call the dry processed oats (crushed, ground, chopped, rolled, etc) "oatmeal". What you call oatmeal we call porridge I believe.

Yes, I think we need more cooking shows. Regional recipes sound like a great idea. As a Sassenach I'm not sure I'm the right person to talk about Scottish cooking though :-)


Dave Morriss says: Good luck with regex

Posted at 2016-05-26T21:38:30Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

Hi Frank,

Regular expressions are a language in their own right. It's not a trivial concept to get your head around. However, learning how to use them is very rewarding because they are everywhere.

I used to use procmail for my mail back in the days when the university I worked at first connected to the internet and had access to TCP/IP and SMTP mail. (Prior to that we'd used DECMail and the UK "Coloured Book" networking protocols). I found the regular expressions in procmailrc challenging, but gradually got the hang of them.

I just posted the last episode of this series, number 5, today. I hope you make your way through them all and find them useful.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-26T14:07:50Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

I put off listening to this until I had the time and peace to concentrate and follow along in the shownotes.

All I can say is that regex still makes my brain hurt (but, since I've been fine-tuning my procmailrc file, I've got something to practice on).

I'm going to listen again and then do the rest of the series, slowly and deliberately.

Thanks. If the brain pain goes away, I'll let you know.


Todd says:

Posted at 2016-05-25T15:23:14Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great episode


Todd says:

Posted at 2016-05-25T15:22:20Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Very interesting. Please do more.


Jon Kulp says: Hilarious

Posted at 2016-05-25T02:10:33Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

Wow this might be the funniest HPR episode I've ever heard. (the boat's on fire!!) As far as making a recording while I'm doing something, it's all about the $2 lapel microphone, plugged either into my zoom H1 or my phone. Awesome show, Jezra!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-24T19:21:34Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I've been out of that industry for almost 10 years. Not sure I remember enough to talk coherently about it.:)


rstackhouse says:

Posted at 2016-05-24T13:23:54Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

JSON's rise in popularity was due to its utility as a data transfer format in heavy client web applications. XML is very verbose in comparison with JSON. Back when JavaScript interpreters were slower, this bloat was a big deal. XML just takes longer to parse, and in an environment where type coercion is the norm, a lot of type information, in the form of XSD, just doesn't make sense. When you own both ends of a communication pipeline, a strict contract, isn't really necessary.


Bill says:

Posted at 2016-05-24T02:09:20Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Glad you liked it. Maybe you should do one from the other end as well and we can do competing podcast. ;)


laindir says: Late

Posted at 2016-05-23T16:36:49Z relating to the show hpr2016 which was released on 2016-04-25 by laindir entitled Echoprint

Quite behind on my listening, so I didn't even think to check for comments until I caught the community news show just now (just caught up to my episode last night). Frankly, I'm way over my head. My very limited understanding of the fingerprint is that it's just a timestamped list of transitions between sounds. I don't know nearly enough about signal processing generally, nor about how Echoprint encodes those transitions specifically, to even speculate how one would begin to distinguish between music and speech.


amunizp says: app

Posted at 2016-05-22T09:00:15Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

App that records flac and uploads to next slot would be great. Make it available on F-droid.

I have wanted to do a python-kivy app, maybe just a RSS catcher only for HPR will catch enough attention. currently I am using antennapod for rss of comments


Tony Hughes says: Building Comunity

Posted at 2016-05-20T19:32:27Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Hi Droops

Some of the other tech related shows I currently listen to are:

The Ubuntu Podcast
http://ubuntupodcast.org/

The Pi Podcast
http://thepipodcast.com/

mintCast
https://mintcast.org/

Linux Luddites
https://linuxluddites.com/

Bad Voltage
http://www.badvoltage.org/

GeekRant
http://elementopie.com/geekrant-episodes

Going Linux
http://goinglinux.com/

Computer America
http://computeramerica.com/

Linux Unplugged
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/

Linux Voice
https://www.linuxvoice.com/category/podcasts/

Dan Lynch (former Linux Outlaws)
danlynch.org/

All the podcasts mentioned here are community driven and their hosts would make good guest hosts, or people to interview.

I'm sure other HPR listeners/hosts could suggest many more that I've never heard of let alone listened to.



Dave Morriss says: Show tags

Posted at 2016-05-20T14:17:59Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Some great suggestions here. Thanks.

As far as the tag situation is concerned there is an ongoing project to add these (and summaries), where we're asking for Community assistance. Check out http://hackerpublicradio.org/missing_summaries_and_tags.html for the current state, and how to send updates. All contributions are very welcome!

The idea of explicitly linking to related shows is an excellent one, though some database redesign and code changes might be desirable to improve tag parsing and searching.


droops says: Tech Podcasts

Posted at 2016-05-20T14:02:18Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

I am very out of the loop. What shows should we go after? What shows do you listen to?


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-20T12:56:31Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

I made a couple of loaves of this yesterday, this time adding oats, as I found a can of steel-cut oats in the pantry.

I used about a quarter cup of oats for two loaves, pouring boiling water over them and letting them soak for about two hours before mixing the dough. The results tasted good, but the oats seemed to add more to the texture than to the flavor,

I note, though, that the results passed the girlfriend test with flying colors.


Tony Hughes says: building community

Posted at 2016-05-20T12:50:09Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Really enjoyed this show, I like some of the idears you suggest. Getting some of the podcasters from popular Linux/tech podcasts to do guest shows for HPR and then publicising them on their site's. This would drive listeners to both HPR and the guest hosts show, this is a win situation to both party's. Also if hosts who have their own blog, blog about their shows at HPR this may also drive new traffic to the HPR site. I did a post on both my own and my Makerspace blog for this very reason after my first HPR show to be aired soon.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-19T04:06:55Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

Oops. Looks like I made a typo.


NYbill says: The old gray beards in the basement.

Posted at 2016-05-18T19:48:27Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Its amazing how many of us discovered the Unix systems in the depths of our college basements. ;)


Jonathan Kulp says: Bring on the rockets

Posted at 2016-05-17T19:24:34Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Very nice episode! Can't wait to hear about model rockets...



Peri Saner says: Wife

Posted at 2016-05-17T14:54:00Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Brilliant! Insightful! Funny! Well written and well-recorded. I even learned some things about you! This program has insights for the beginner as well as the experienced. A highly recommended listen.


Dave Morriss says: SSHFS; SSD

Posted at 2016-05-16T21:50:52Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Thanks for the comments Beeza!

I tend to use NFS out of habit. I spent many years setting up NFS between Unix systems and others at my work, so it's what I do. I have used SSHFS briefly, but not as a permanent thing. I will consider using it more.

My thinking about using the SSD was that it's built for long-term repeated use, whereas a microSD is not engineered to the same standards. I have heard of SD cards failing in the past and I don't want that to happen with this server. I reasoned that the microSD would get very light use in this configuration so would last longer. My information might be out of date though!



Beeza says: Alternative Pi Server Setup

Posted at 2016-05-16T19:36:32Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Hi Dave

Thanks for a very interesting show.

I am using a Pi2 as a file server but avoided a lot of complexity buy using SSHFS. I can connect a client to the server with one line typed in a terminal window. From then on the server can be accessed as if it were a local folder on the client. Very simple, very reliable.

I'm not sure I followed the rationale for booting from the attached SSD, given that you still have to have a microSD card in the Pi.

Whichever way you connect, a Pi + SSD is a great low-cost server solution. I'm staggered that small businesses aren't so far buying them in huge numbers.

I always enjoy your shows, Dave. Please keep them coming.


Windigo says:

Posted at 2016-05-15T18:34:53Z relating to the show hpr1967 which was released on 2016-02-16 by Nacho Jordi entitled How I saw the Linux Light at the end of the Windows tunnel, from a series on How I Found Linux

Wrote a novel for the pleasure of using the word processor? If that isn't the quote of a hacker, I don't know what is. :)


Gabriel Evenfire says: Glad you liked it

Posted at 2016-05-14T00:45:33Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Very glad to hear that the puzzle description was clear. This was my biggest worry about the podcast: that it would be hard to imagine what was happening! Thanks for the feedback!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-13T18:50:47Z relating to the show hpr2030 which was released on 2016-05-13 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Book Review: The Pocket Ref

Sometimes, nothing beats a book.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-13T18:17:49Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I found this fascinating.

I used to do training and support for a company that manufactures security systems. We made the boards that the door contacts, PIRs, and the like connect to, but we didn't make peripheral hardware, other than card readers. I enjoyed hearing how the doohickey on the other end of the wire worked


Todd says: Great show!

Posted at 2016-05-11T22:46:23Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

I really enjoyed hearing how your church uses Linux and open source software. Our church used to use Linux in the sound booth, but we too started to use PRO Presenter so we had to switch to windows. We do still use Audacity to record sermons.


Dave Morriss says: Great!

Posted at 2016-05-11T12:27:13Z relating to the show hpr2021 which was released on 2016-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Glad the show was useful. If the result of what we do is more shows in the queue then it all seems worthwhile :-)


Steve Saner says:

Posted at 2016-05-10T14:38:51Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Well done on the audio description of the puzzle. I had an almost perfect picture in my head of it before seeing the pictures. That's not an easy thing to do.

The story itself was also great. One of the most fun shows to listen too.


Matt (g33kdad) says: Thanks!

Posted at 2016-05-10T02:24:41Z relating to the show hpr2021 which was released on 2016-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

A big thanks to John and Dave for doing the community news this month.

Your "review" of my show (2019) gave me some good ideas for future shows. Most specifically, a show on how I use ownCloud will probably come next.

I love HPR! Thanks to all the hosts and admins


Ken Fallon says: Done

Posted at 2016-05-08T15:47:58Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Changed fast to fat


Matt (g33kdad) says: Thanks, John

Posted at 2016-05-08T04:00:41Z relating to the show hpr2019 which was released on 2016-04-28 by Matt McGraw (g33kdad) entitled a pi project and an owncloud project

Thanks, John! I bet the Marantz sounds great! My dad had one when I was a kid.

Matt


Christopher M. Hobbs says: Tell us about truckin'!

Posted at 2016-05-08T01:22:23Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hey, wonderful episode! You had a lot of great tips about durable kit. I'm going to look a few of them up.

Would you consider doing an episode talking about truck driving? People see truck drivers every day and we don't know much about the world you're in!

Thanks for submitting a show and welcome to HPR!


Mike Ray says: Metal boxes and Emacs

Posted at 2016-05-07T14:01:47Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

I suppose there may be enough holes in a metal Pi case to let some of the RF in or out but as the antennas are on the PCB it would be very inefficient compared to being put in a plastic case.

Editors? Emacs of course is the only true editor, Emacspeak doubly so.


Dave Morriss says: Title change

Posted at 2016-05-06T09:29:24Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Thanks Ramiro. This typo obviously slipped through the net in 2014, but has now been corrected


b-yeezi says: Interesting approach

Posted at 2016-05-06T04:40:55Z relating to the show hpr2024 which was released on 2016-05-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Remapping Keys with xmodmap

This is an interesting approach to prevent creating new files from bad names. You should also consider the command line tool called detox. This tool is especially useful when you are dealing with entire directories of existing files with bad file names.


Ramiro says: FAT, FAT32

Posted at 2016-05-06T01:39:36Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Perhaps you could change the name of the Podcast from "FAST and NTFS" to "FAT and NTFS"


mysterio2 says:

Posted at 2016-05-05T14:32:26Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great show, very useful info in understanding something we all have occasion to be involved with.


Dave Morriss says: Faraday cage, Pibow and Nano

Posted at 2016-05-04T18:29:43Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Hi Mike!

Thanks for confirming: yes I thought a metal case would block both WiFi and Bluetooth as you say. However, these are being sold as suitable for the Pi 3, though I imagine this is more to do with the size. Seems odd though.

The Pibow cases are made of quite thin acrylic - 2.8mm thick according to my digital callipers. Some layers have quite narrow pieces which wrap around items on the board like the USB connectors. Also you have to remove a protective film from each layer, which can put strain on these narrow parts as you peel it off. I have nearly snapped them on occasion, but the trick is to be slow and steady as you peel and support the weaker pieces. Once assembled the layers above and below keep everything nice and firm I find.

Hi JWP!

There's nothing inherently wrong with Nano, it's simple to use and does the job. I used Pico (on a VAX Cluster running VMS where it was the editor for the Pine mail client) for many years. However, it was a tremendous relief to move away to a more powerful editor like EDT and TPU on the VAX, then Emacs and Vi/Vim on Unix.

Finding myself presented with Nano is a shock when my fingers and brain are trying to operate in Vim mode, so I want to install Vim as soon as I can - preferably with my own .vimrc and all the plugins I normally use!


JWP says: Great Podcast

Posted at 2016-05-04T14:57:58Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hey I really liked your podcast thank you for being so clear about wants in your bag. I liked your simple approach to your items. The Wifi whips you got to do a show about that stuff for sure. Please build on what you shared I liked the recorder part a lot as drive a lot to.


JWP says: GNU Nano Editor

Posted at 2016-05-04T14:53:06Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

The GNU Nano Editor is a real hardcore editor for people who do not want to hurt themselves with an editor.


Mike Ray says: Pi3 in a Metal Box

Posted at 2016-05-04T08:02:18Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

If you put a Pi3 in a metal box it acts as a good Faraday cage and the WiFi and Bluetooth RF cannot get in or out.

Good episode. I bought one of the PiBow cases recently and the layer pieces snapped apart in several places. Very poor quality in my opinion.


Jon Kulp says: What's in your cab?

Posted at 2016-05-03T22:32:28Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Excellent show! Thanks so much for the taking the time to record and also to put together such detailed notes. A couple of follow-up topics occur to me: 1. "what's in my cab." Always interesting to hear the kind of things people consider "must have" when they have to live in small spaces for a long period of time. 2. how to back up an 18 wheeler to a loading area. I've always been amazed at how professional truck drivers can back those giant things into the most awkward places. Much respect!


Eric Suess says: Thank you.

Posted at 2016-05-03T19:44:54Z relating to the show hpr2009 which was released on 2016-04-14 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Understanding the GNU/Screen Hardstatus line

This was an excellent show!

I have been looking (or just not aware that I should have been) for something like screen.

I really like this. Thank you.


Ken Fallon says: Because it was

Posted at 2016-05-02T17:52:58Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Hi Frank,

Back in the day, we were as relaxed in releasing shows as you suggest. It was fine for a while but then after a time, the shows were not been released as often. This is why there are only 2308 shows rather than the 3780 shows you say there should be. Around October 2010 there were a few months with very little activity, and people were saying that HPR had podfaded.

I suggested we should either end HPR or continue it.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2010-September/007639.html
This was prompted by a lostnbronx show "hpr0560 :: Old soldiers", which was an essay about how to gracefully end a podcast.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0560

Following discussions the promise was made that we would continue as a community podcast. So that when the community decides it's time to finish the project, we play all the shows we have and close it down with grace and dignity.

This is why we have the text on each and every podcast. "We are a Community podcast network that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Today's show, like all our shows, was contributed by a HPR listener like yourself."
http://hackerpublicradio.org/theme.php

So no shows - no HPR. Why drag it out.

Ken.



JimZat says: Honest Auto Mechanics

Posted at 2016-05-02T15:06:42Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great show and information.

I have a local mechanic that I use for items which I am unable to take care of myself. I have often felt guilty that he undercharged me for hours worked compared to "book hours".

Your insight has relieved my guilt and made me even more confident that he a GOOD mechanic and I can feel comfortable referring friends to him.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-05-02T12:27:35Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Hi Alpha32,

Glad you enjoyed the episode.

I have to admit that I have not yet tried anything else on the laptop. I was waiting to see what Ubuntu 16.04 looks like, but I will try out some live versions of some other distributions very soon.


Frank says: I don't quite get it

Posted at 2016-05-01T23:19:22Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

I never understood this issue: Why will HPR "die" if there are no more shows in the queue? What is the problem with a day without a show? Will the server crash with a Nullpointer exception? You said HPR has been broadcasting for more than 10!½ years. In that case we would be at show #3780-something now.

Greetings from spring-y Europe


Jon Kulp says: Awesome!

Posted at 2016-05-01T01:18:33Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

I loved this episode! Please do more car repair shows, this is something I want to learn more about. Ever since getting my 04 Ranger I've been trying to do all of the repairs myself. Can always use tips from a professional. Thanks for a great episode.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-04-30T21:27:33Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Fascinating. Thanks for shedding light on what to most is a mystery.


Jonathan Kulp says: Muttonchop too

Posted at 2016-04-30T11:57:11Z relating to the show hpr2019 which was released on 2016-04-28 by Matt McGraw (g33kdad) entitled a pi project and an owncloud project

Thanks I really enjoyed this episode. I actually do something similar with one of my Raspberry Pis but I use Jezra's muttonchop audio server (http://www.jezra.net/projects/muttonchop) and control the audio either from my phone, tablet, or laptop. Mutton-chop has a web interface so you just need a browser on your remote device to control everything. I hook the Pi into a 1972 Marantz receiver. Like you, I found that I needed to get a USB audio interface b/c onboard audio was awful. I got a little dongle off of Amazon for about 8 or $10 and it sounds tremendous. Incidentally one of my favorite streaming stations is JazzStream: Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento)


Alpha32 says: Interesting show

Posted at 2016-04-27T01:11:41Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Another great show, Mr Morriss. How is the entroware's hardware compatibility with other distros?


Ken Fallon says: Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

Posted at 2016-04-25T19:52:21Z relating to the show hpr2016 which was released on 2016-04-25 by laindir entitled Echoprint

I would have gotten lost at the first hurdle.

Although you may not be able to determine if the the music was the HPR theme or not, could you determine if there was music in a section at all ?

Say if we cut the first 3 minutes from the front and end of a episode, could it check if there was music in there ?

Thanks,

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Logging in android

Posted at 2016-04-25T19:47:56Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2

Hi NYbill,

Did I miss it or was it possible to log values over time in the app ?

Ken


Ken Fallon says: Great episode

Posted at 2016-04-25T19:45:40Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

Hi Joe,

Great episode the content will hit the mark regardless of anyone's beliefs.

I am not familiar with your Church, so please feel free to record a episode on your Churches history, and what it stands for. I have no doubt that would be of interest to hackers.

Naturally there may be people who do and do not share your views, but I'm sure it would all get a better understanding.

Naturally this invitation is open to all.

Reverend Ken pastor of the Church of send in more shows :)


jan says:

Posted at 2016-04-24T20:26:22Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

this should be positive to quite a few people! thx for sharing



Ken Fallon says: large complex files

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:50:36Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Hi klaatu,

Have you compared the parsing times and performance when loading large and complex xml documents ?

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Normal Parsers

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:49:09Z relating to the show hpr2012 which was released on 2016-04-19 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Untangle, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Hi klaatu,

Can you (do a introduction series on python and then) talk about the "normal' xml methods as well please.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Don't like xpath !

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:33:35Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

What - You don't like XPath !

Why if only someone recorded a show about that.

/me digs his own hole on this one.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Great show

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:32:22Z relating to the show hpr2009 which was released on 2016-04-14 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Understanding the GNU/Screen Hardstatus line

A great show. Can you send in a screen shot of the finished product please.

Also a general introduction/series on Screen and tmux etc would be great.

Thanks for this.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Nice one

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:29:45Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

Hi Dave,

Another great episode.

I completely missed the .$$ thing before although I have seen it before.

Ken.


NYbill says: Its a brand new bench!

Posted at 2016-04-21T19:04:22Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2

About 4 months ago my wife decided she no longer wanted a 4x6' glass top desk that was in our spare room. So, I grabbed it. The glass top would be good for hot work. Soldering, hot air, etc...

I set all my gear up on it and made a nice, clean, dedicated space in the computer room for electronics work.

And... then I used it. It hasn't been clean since. :P

Yes, I confess, the bench/desk is how you describe it. Strewn with test gear, parts, and tools. Always with multiple projects going on at once.

But, that is how it should be! ;)










Mike Ray says: Great Show

Posted at 2016-04-21T09:09:36Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2

Great second part to this. I love all the plasticky sounds and clicks of taking the thing apart and looking inside, putting it back together etc.

I can really imagine the workbench strewn with test-probes and other electronic hackery detritis :-)


sigflup says: cool

Posted at 2016-04-20T02:33:41Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

cool beans. thank you for making this


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-04-19T09:01:27Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

Glad you found it useful.

I started using sed (and later awk), at the university I worked at in the 1980's/90's, to process student record snapshots for loading into our home-brew identity management system. They were great for data validation (e.g. "why is this guy's date of birth last week?").


Urugami says: File Naming

Posted at 2016-04-18T20:47:36Z relating to the show hpr1996 which was released on 2016-03-28 by Nacho Jordi entitled Xdotool magic, from a series on Lightweight Apps

I've never heard of Dr Bunsen before, nor his file naming convention. And yet, my hard drive and backup media are littered with files whose names look a lot like what he outlines. I usually just use MMDDYY..descriptive name.ext, only adding .HHMM after the Date string if I know ahead of time I'll be keeping multiple files from that day.
While I can't say that it's been especially useful in locating any particular file I need, it does keep things in chronological order by default, and makes it easier to find reports from a given date.

And here I thought I was being all efficient in a unique naming scheme. I should have know there's nothing new under the sun.


Dave Morriss says: I dunno what you're talking about

Posted at 2016-04-18T19:29:34Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

You can't prove anything, I left no trace...


b-yeezi says: Wow

Posted at 2016-04-18T16:53:55Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

For a data analyst like myself, the applications of the items covered in this episode are amazing. May start to use sed to analyze and manipulate gene sequences.


David L. Willson says: found it!

Posted at 2016-04-17T19:48:34Z relating to the show hpr1990 which was released on 2016-03-18 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script part deux, from a series on Bash Scripting

Oh, here it is! TY again!


David L. Willson says: changed my life

Posted at 2016-04-17T19:47:13Z relating to the show hpr1987 which was released on 2016-03-15 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script (pt 1), from a series on Bash Scripting

No, literally. I'd never heard of the pomodoro technique before this show, and this is literally changing my life for the better. TYTYTY!
Now, I'd like to try your script, but where is it?


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:10:36Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Thanks to everyone that submitted shows. But we still have hundreds of free slots to fill. Keep the shows coming and keep sending out the message that we need contributors.


Ken Fallon says: Suspect

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:09:15Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Strange that the person holding first ticket went mysteriously missing.

Very curious indeed.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Great Addition

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:03:04Z relating to the show hpr2006 which was released on 2016-04-11 by Nacho Jordi entitled Basic Audio Production - Compression, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

Hi Nacho Jordi,

Great explanation. I hope this is the beginning of a series :)

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Such Effort

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:01:52Z relating to the show hpr2005 which was released on 2016-04-08 by Geddes entitled How I prepare and record my HPR Kdenlive voiceover shows.

Hi Geddes,

I am simply blown away by the effort you are taking with these shows. Thanks you so much for putting in all this effort.

Ken.


Zen_Floater2 says: squirrel

Posted at 2016-04-15T02:44:45Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Glad to hear you didn't just pass away or go back to urban camping.
Frankly, I I'm surprised Plasma 5 is still not ready yet for Slackware, or anybody.
But that's really no reason to go hide in a cave young man.


Jonathan Kulp says: sure you can!

Posted at 2016-04-14T17:46:13Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Why not? I have recorded shows while walking to work, while riding my bike to work, while fixing the car, while driving in the car. Surely you could record a show while you cooked. All you have to do is clip the $2 microphone to your lapel, plug it into your phone, put the phone in your back pocket, hit record, and start talking while you cook. Easy!


0xf10e says: But Ken,

Posted at 2016-04-14T06:42:13Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

…I can listen to HPR and prepare my lunch at the same time, but I can't record a show and cook at the same time :(


NYbill says: Well done.

Posted at 2016-04-10T22:33:18Z relating to the show hpr2005 which was released on 2016-04-08 by Geddes entitled How I prepare and record my HPR Kdenlive voiceover shows.

Nice job, man. It makes me want to invest in a bit of equipment so I don't have to keep amplifying my audio in post.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2016-04-08T10:22:30Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

Yea, IMO the UNI-T is a better meter for the price, Dave. You have a good one there.

After sending my last post I do recall hearing "daisy chain" in a Pink Floyd song. I know the term is out there on both sides of the pond (referring to a chain of flowers). Ken might have been asking why I would use that term when referring to two electric devices. Its just another term meaning 'in series'. One hooked together after another.

Ken, you could have one meter reading current (amps) and a second meter reading the voltage. Or one reading volts, and a second reading Freq/Htz, etc...

Or, if you're some nutter who happens to own like 6 meters. You do it just because you can! *maniacal laughter*


Ken Fallon says: Why not what

Posted at 2016-04-08T07:53:35Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

Why would you daisy chain two meters together. What is the use case to do that ?

Remember some of us are beginners and so you need to explain the "obvious" points.


Dave Morriss says: Not an Americanism to my knowledge

Posted at 2016-04-07T23:12:31Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

"Daisy chain" is used in the UK too. I've made them (from the real daisies) as a kid, some time before the Hippy era. You split the stem with a finger nail part way along such that it makes a loop, and stick the head of the next daisy through it. I had a fairly rural upbringing!

Looking on eBay, I can see one of these meters for $61 (around £43) from Hong Kong. I bought a UNI-T on eBay from China after hearing your earlier shows, and am very happy with it. It was around £30.


NYbill says: Americanism's?

Posted at 2016-04-07T21:35:37Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

I'm not sure where we got the term. It might be an "Americanism". ;) I'm just guessing here... But, Hippy's in the 60's would make necklace’s out of daisy's, tying the stems in loops. I think the term made it into the lexicon as to 'chain together', 'Link up one after another'.

In electronics terms it just means "in series".

Until you just asked, I never really thought about it.


Ken Fallon says: daisy chain

Posted at 2016-04-07T16:32:01Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

Great ep. Looks like its not for sale any more. Anyway I was wondering why you would daisy chain two meters


Ken Fallon says: Would love to hear the full recoring

Posted at 2016-04-07T07:23:27Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

I'd love to hear the full recording. I would be of interest to hackers.


Ken Fallon says: More detail

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:55:49Z relating to the show hpr1999 which was released on 2016-03-31 by noplacelikeslashhome entitled How I record a full band under Linux

Please go into more detail about setting everything up. Especially compatibility between Jack/ALSA/Pulse.

Don't forget the "how I got into" show as well.


Ken Fallon says: Beep

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:54:07Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beepppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp.


Ken Fallon says: Installing this now

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:52:58Z relating to the show hpr2003 which was released on 2016-04-06 by b-yeezi entitled Using the Incron file watching daemon, from a series on Bash Scripting

I want to monitor a FTP location and once new XML files are there, it triggers a parser to extract data and put it into a database. Which can then be queried over the web. Basically turning a file based interface into a web enabled one.

Great tip. Thanks.


Ken Fallon says: I'm so jealous

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:50:43Z relating to the show hpr2002 which was released on 2016-04-05 by swift110 entitled Just got a Raspberry Pi Zero

I've been looking for one since they came out and they are all sold out. I checked the dimensions and they seem to fit into a smint tin. No idea what I'd use it for but that's not the point.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-04-05T18:11:26Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

Absolutely fascinating.

wait! I think I just saw Ken flying overhead.


sigflup says: ratpoison

Posted at 2016-04-05T03:48:55Z relating to the show hpr1993 which was released on 2016-03-23 by Nacho Jordi entitled Can your window manager do this?

I love ratpoison! thank you for recording this


droops says: Very Good

Posted at 2016-04-04T21:37:00Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

I appreciate you recording this awesome show and for keeping this whole thing going for so long. Outstanding work everyone!


Jon Kulp says: Not a Timing Belt

Posted at 2016-04-04T11:44:59Z relating to the show hpr2001 which was released on 2016-04-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Hey guys, great show as always.

Regarding the belt I changed on my truck, it is not a timing belt but a serpentine belt (or sometimes called a drive belt). The timing belt is different, a much more involved job that usually also means replacing the water pump. Cost something like $1000 when I had my mechanic do it on our old mini van. Would definitely not try that myself.

Glad to hear that Ken survived toppling off his roof in the gale force winds.


Mike Ray says: I tried very hard...

Posted at 2016-04-04T08:58:50Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

...to resist this but, after about 72 hours here goes...

Oh no, Ken's "Fallon off the roof"

:-)


Jon Kulp says: More on Ardour!

Posted at 2016-04-01T16:58:59Z relating to the show hpr1999 which was released on 2016-03-31 by noplacelikeslashhome entitled How I record a full band under Linux

Welcome and thanks for a great episode! Glad you've found us. I hope you'll make good on what you said about recording lots of episodes for HPR. It would be timely since I've have to cut way back. Anything about audio recording, editing, and post-production will be enthusiastically received.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-30T21:12:20Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

Even though it was not the focus of your podcast, I found the bit about eastern Kentucky accents particularly interesting. Many persons fail to appreciate the rich variety of speech patterns, that the phrase "Southern accent" embraces. I'm from eastern Virginia and my mother was from the hills of far northwestern South Carolina, and, though both accents were clearly "southern," they were quite different.

I remember once dropping down from the Blue Ridge Parkway somewhere in far southwestern North Carolina to head south to Atlanta and being almost unable to understand what the clerk at the gas station was saying. It was unlike any other variant I have heard, and I've traveled extensively in the South. It was as far from my eastern Virginia accent as a Scottish brogue.

Enjoyed the podcast, too. Even though I have no interest in brewing my own beer--my preferred tipple speaks Gaelic--it gave me a better understanding of the discussions of home-brewing that one is so likely to encounter these days.

Afterthought: My trick for spotting a fake Southern accent: Using "you all" as a singular pronoun. Everyone knows "you all" is plural.


Dave Morriss says: Careful what you wish for!

Posted at 2016-03-29T13:20:02Z relating to the show hpr1997 which was released on 2016-03-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 3, from a series on Learning sed

Thanks Mike, you're very kind.

I too have used sed for many years, but I always ignored much of the weird and wonderful stuff it's capable of and made do with the 's' command and a few others like 'd' and 'q', as well as line addressing. In doing this series, I'm at last learning how to do some more sophisticated things with sed, so it's fun to do.

Episode 4 is finished and waiting to be posted, and episode 5 (the really deeply weird stuff) is in production. I'm trying to explain some of the examples in the GNU sed manual in 5, but I'll have to understand them myself first!

Yes, I'd quite like to do a series on awk, and will if I can.


Mike Ray says: Knockout Episode

Posted at 2016-03-29T01:35:39Z relating to the show hpr1997 which was released on 2016-03-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 3, from a series on Learning sed

Well done Dave. This is a knockout episode. Contains a lot of the more obscure stuff in sed that is really useful and hard to find examples of online.

I personally like you reading out the command-line examples as I can make a mental note of what strings to search for in your show notes to refer back later.

I've used sed for years but it is an inexhaustible subject.

Looking forward to the awk series, never having really got my head round awk :-p


bjorn again says: thanks

Posted at 2016-03-25T19:57:45Z relating to the show hpr1992 which was released on 2016-03-22 by folky entitled How I'm handling my podcast-subscriptions and -listening

great topic, and fun to hear how others do it; thanks for sharing


Jonathan Kulp says: Genius

Posted at 2016-03-25T18:22:48Z relating to the show hpr1994 which was released on 2016-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

Whoa genius suggestion! Didn't occur to me to keep drilling the screw. That would work the same way a crankarm extraction tool works on a bike. Will definitely do that next time I'm in that predicament. And thanks for correcting me on the Torx head. Can never remember that and it's not like I've never used em before haha!


brian says: two thoughts while still listening

Posted at 2016-03-25T17:09:50Z relating to the show hpr1994 which was released on 2016-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

first thought... the "star drive" is called a torx, and is press fitted into the 3/8 drive socket. second, and most important, is for the extraction of the plastic plug... when you get to the point of inserting the screw into the pilot hole, just keep going with the screw... it will bottom out and extract the plug on its own.


Ken Fallon says:

Posted at 2016-03-22T12:52:25Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

The file is corrupt. We're trying to recover it.


Charles in NJ says: Does FSF Have an Original?

Posted at 2016-03-22T02:09:15Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

This file, and one that was sent to the mailing list, is truncated. There is an ending time stamp that goes out to 6900 seconds, but the end of file is encountered at 2703 seconds.

Is this our recording? Or was it made by an FSF "official" recording tech? I don't see enough contents here to get past 45:03.

Charles in NJ


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 2016-03-21T22:05:08Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

I find the book fascinating, never having done more than dabble with nroff, troff and the like. It seems a touch dated, but interesting nonetheless. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for a sed beginner though.

I don't have a book recommendation to offer in return, having taught myself to use sed from manual pages and so forth. I started using sed on a DEC VAXCluster running VMS in the late 1980's. It had been ported to VMS from Unix and made my life much simpler, since VMS wasn't that good at doing this sort of editing.


Epicanis says: Thanks, all!

Posted at 2016-03-21T18:16:43Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

This is the first tme I've tried to do a "tutorial" sort of episode, sounds like I did okay!

Anyone have an opinion on whether this was too low-level, or not low-level enough (i.e. needed less or more detailed information in the audio?)


m1rr0r5h4d35 says:

Posted at 2016-03-19T20:58:56Z relating to the show hpr1983 which was released on 2016-03-09 by swift110 entitled Review of Sony Vaio VPC

Great job on the shows! I might be wrong, but I think you might find that the fourth USB port is also the esata port. I have a laptop that has a weird esata/usb port and I have found that it works, but USB devices don't plug into it as smoothly as a standard port. You may have to fiddle with it to get it to work.


Jonathan Kulp says: Nice kiosk idea

Posted at 2016-03-18T11:21:17Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

Very entertaining! Love the production value, especially the espeak bot coming to get you. This is something I may actually try at some point because we could use a kiosk type thing running videos when we go out recruiting.


Gan Ainm says: Another great sed resource

Posted at 2016-03-18T08:31:19Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

The book "Unix Text Processing" by Dale Dougherty and Tim O’Reilly (INTERNET "UTP Revi
val" RELEASE — 2004 available at http://home.windstream.net/kollar/utp/utp-1.0.pdf) features a very illuminating description of stream editing and sed on pp. 288.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-18T03:21:19Z relating to the show hpr1987 which was released on 2016-03-15 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script (pt 1), from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for the tip about using aplay to trigger an audible alert.


jezra says: chicken coop?

Posted at 2016-03-18T00:33:03Z relating to the show hpr1981 which was released on 2016-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I happen to have a chickencoop that is computer controlled. Perhaps I can help Ken with the blink stick.


b-yeezi says: Brilliant show

Posted at 2016-03-17T16:21:44Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

Absolutely brilliant show. I would have probably chosen a minimal Debian install, but your solution takes up a lot less space. You have convinced me that Arch Linux makes the most sense for this type is set up. I will propose this solution the first chance I get.

Please make more.


Epicanis says: Great topic, thanks!

Posted at 2016-03-16T20:05:33Z relating to the show hpr1988 which was released on 2016-03-16 by Brian in Ohio entitled Linux from Scratch

I've never gotten around to messing with Linux From Scratch, so I've often wondered what it was like. Thanks for the episode!

(I also think it's pretty funny that we've ended up with two shows right next to each other about building Linux installations by hand, with the first's title containing the word "scratch" and the second's containing the word "itch", but I'm easily amused anyway...)


David L. Willson says: Firefly

Posted at 2016-03-16T02:37:18Z relating to the show hpr1943 which was released on 2016-01-13 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBook Club 11.5 - Interview with David Collins-Rivera, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

"So you probably see Firefly in everything."

"That's because it *is* in everything."

LOL!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-15T03:08:46Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Good luck with Mutt and thanks for listening.


Leslie Satenstein says: Retired

Posted at 2016-03-13T12:31:11Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

A very nice podcast and I do appreciate the references.

I intend to follow up with mutt.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-11T21:26:15Z relating to the show hpr1985 which was released on 2016-03-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Fixing Bug 1092571

This made me smile.


aoskfla says: Boop

Posted at 2016-03-10T21:45:08Z relating to the show hpr1983 which was released on 2016-03-09 by swift110 entitled Review of Sony Vaio VPC

Hey swift110. it's xen :D


Stilvoid says:

Posted at 2016-03-10T14:18:34Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

I just got around to listening to part two of this having somehow missed part one. I loved it and immediately went back to listen to the first part.

A refreshing break from the usual style of HPR episodes. Can't wait for part 3 :D


folky says: Change the name

Posted at 2016-03-08T08:08:08Z relating to the show hpr1981 which was released on 2016-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

When you repost the show that's been cut, please change the name of the file(s). Otherwise podcatcher as podget f.ex. wouldn't download it.


Dave Morriss says: The way of the oat

Posted at 2016-03-03T22:28:32Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

Strategies for me seem to be: try to perfect the stove-top method, get a smaller slow cooker, or something else.

Actually, my daughter has a small slow cooker. If she's not using it I might grab it for oaty duties during the mid-term break.

My son visited today and I was chatting with him about this subject. He found a recipe for steel-cut oats using a pressure cooker, which I have and use a lot. I might try that idea at some point.

I'm not too enthusiastic about the reheating approach, I have to admit :-)


Jon Kulp says: Slow-Cooker Size

Posted at 2016-03-03T19:51:44Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

Our slow cooker's also pretty big, I wouldn't want to use it to make just one serving, which is why it was critical that my wife wanted to eat this stuff too. If you're making an enough for two people, then the slow cooker is just barely not too big. You could make enough for two or three people and then reheat the next day but it's not quite as tasty that way.


Dave Morriss says: Interesting episode

Posted at 2016-03-03T18:18:23Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

I enjoy porridge, or porage, as it's called here. I'd noticed your episode in the queue a week or two back and went looking for 'pinhead oatmeal' the Scottish name for these oats. My first try at cooking them on the stove was a mixed success, but I shall persevere.

I have a slow cooker, but it's a large one, bought for cooking family meals, so I'm not sure if it'll do a good job making a single portion. It's something to experiment with though.

Thanks for this, it was an interesting subject.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-03-03T01:35:44Z relating to the show hpr1972 which was released on 2016-02-23 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled How I got into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thanks for the kind words, and the heads-up on Icepack linux! I had no idea they made a comeback.


James Michael Du Pont says: cut off

Posted at 2016-02-27T10:52:43Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

thanks ken for this, but the ending was quite abrupt, you have more?


amunizp says: Wrong audio

Posted at 2016-02-27T07:10:11Z relating to the show hpr1978 which was released on 2016-03-02 by Amunizp entitled Ultra High Vacuum: loading samples

I uploaded the short version, I have one with 7min. Will convert now to see if I have time to upload it later.


Turtle says: Nice show

Posted at 2016-02-25T15:17:24Z relating to the show hpr1972 which was released on 2016-02-23 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled How I got into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I enjoyed your show, FYI Icepack Linux had a release in 2015 based on kernel 3.10.66.


Andreas says: there is something missing...

Posted at 2016-02-25T07:27:18Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

Thanks for the upload, but the episode stops after 47 minutes. (The duration listed is around 2 hours...)


Otto Localhorst says: a template for a 'loid'

Posted at 2016-02-17T15:19:00Z relating to the show hpr1919 which was released on 2015-12-10 by Xoke entitled DerbyCon Interview with Paul Koblitz, from a series on Interviews

I would like to look at the template in search of something useful to print with a 3D printer, but I am not able to find the link (or the shownotes for the episode?). Could you please help me?


Dave Morriss says: Sheaffer

Posted at 2016-02-15T20:19:55Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Jon,

That name is hard to spell. It looks as if it's German so I tend to type "Schaeffer" a lot of the time! It's an American company from around 1912, however.

I used a Sheaffer cartridge pen as a schoolboy. I still have it and am just in the process of resurrecting it.

There are various opinions about "wet" pens (I've heard them described as "juicy" too). A broad nib needs plenty of ink to be delivered because it deposits more. Finer nibs conversely need less. However, much lower-quality paper doesn't suit wetter pens as the ink tends to sink in and "feather" or bleed through. On the other hand, a drier pen can be frustrating as the ink feed often doesn't keep up with the writing. Many factors to consider!

I'm glad you're enjoying the Metro. I'd love to see the Sheaffer - we need a show on your experiences :-)

Another aspect of fountain pen usage you might enjoy is the huge selection of inks that is available. I'm enjoying one called "Ancient Copper" from Diamine at the moment - a sort of reddish brown.


Jonathan Kulp says: Pilot Metro and Scheaffer

Posted at 2016-02-15T12:57:14Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Dave, Bill, I recently got a pilot Metro fountain pen as well. It's pretty nice. Also Trumpet Guy gave me an old Scheaffer fountain pen that he had and it writes pretty well too. The ink flows a little faster in the Scheaffer than it does in the pilot. I can't decide whether that's a good thing or a bad thing yet.

In my new position at work I have to sign a lot of documents and whenever they are not in triplicate (which requires a ball point pen to put enough pressure) I use one of my new fountain pens. Had to see what all the fuss was about after this episode prompted more comments than any I can remember.


Dave Morriss says: Old fountain pen

Posted at 2016-02-15T08:30:39Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Bill,

Good to know that you tried out the Pilot Metro. It's a sweet pen.

Your adventures into fountain pen "archaeology" sound fascinating. I think I remember this model, the Parker 21: it was one that was popular in the 1960's I think. It has a partly "hooded" nib, with only the front part showing, I believe.

I have been cleaning out some of my pens recently. Disassembling them and leaving them to soak in warm water with a tiny drop of dish soap is the recommended way to loosen the dried ink. Brushing the nib and the feed underneath with an old (soft) toothbrush can help. In some cases, removing the nib and feed is very helpful, if it *is* removable of course.

Hey, I think there's at least one other HPR show here. You want to recount your experiences?



Mike Ray says: Dazzling achievement

Posted at 2016-02-05T12:26:55Z relating to the show hpr1958 which was released on 2016-02-03 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A, from a series on Interviews

I'd second what Trent said.

And more. Thanks Ken for, three, or was it four, shows containing a blistering array of interviews from FOSDEM.

The sheer variety of subjects and projects covered was impressive.

It must have been tiring, and I hope you didn't sacrifice your own enjoyment of the event to bring us the range of interviews you did.

Highlights for me were mostly in the last one; picotcp, ptxdist and barebox, matrix.

And the knitting lady, Siobhan (please excuse the missing accent over the 'a') was a delight and a good one to end on.

I wish there were more like Siobhan at my local LUG.



Trent Palmer says: Awesome Episode!

Posted at 2016-02-05T04:53:24Z relating to the show hpr1958 which was released on 2016-02-03 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A, from a series on Interviews

This is just a fantastic episode of Hacker Public Radio. I spent this afternoon driving around SW Washington in a lift-gate tractor-trailer, making pickups and deliveries, while listening to this collection of interviews from FOSSDEM, and must report that I am entertained, inspired, and informed.

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Hacker Public Radio 1958 is an awesome podcast.


Mike Ray says: More great interviews

Posted at 2016-02-04T05:38:18Z relating to the show hpr1959 which was released on 2016-02-04 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 2, from a series on Interviews

Good stuff again.

I especially liked the interview with the guy from LFS. Didn't quite grasp whether he himself is VI but he spoke very knowledgeably about a11y and mentioned using a Braille display so I guess he is.

LFS is one of those things I keep meaning to plough through. Especially Cross-Linux from Scratch to build a distro from the ground up for a Pi.


Mike Ray says: A11y awareness

Posted at 2016-02-02T13:46:26Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Fair comment. I'm sure nobody you spoke to is against a11y (don't know if you spoke to Linuxmint yet, that might change).

It would be a good idea to list the contact points of all, or at least major distro a11y related contacts in one place. I can maybe try to pull some kind of list together for eyesfreelinux.ninja.

My problem currently, as for most people, is there aren't enough hours in the day.

I'm curious now about whether the ReactOS guys have 'reverse engineered' oleacc32.dll and other aspects of the Win32 accessibility stack. I think I can probably guess the answer. But it would be good to see ReactOS mature into a really usable OS. Although how they get away with it is beyond me.


Ken Fallon says: It wasn't really fair

Posted at 2016-02-02T12:24:12Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Hi Mike,

You have to remember that these were volunteers working on the booths and that it's not reasonable to expect every project member to be up to speed of every aspect of the distribution. Each project has their own way of doing things and that extends to working with accessibility. All the project leads were able to give me a high level view of their workflow to accessibility issues, and all were able to point me to the correct contact point.

What I realized during the experience is that there was not one person there who is deliberately against working on accessibility.

It would help everyone if there was a central point where these contact points was listed so we could have an overview who is working on what. It would also be a good idea for to try and get an Accessibility Track going at FOSDEM to address issues across different projects. You might even consider joining the Distro tracks so you could give them feedback.

Ken.


Mike Ray says: Distros and Accessibility

Posted at 2016-02-02T03:25:03Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Great job Ken.

A mixed bag os responses from those distros you asked about a11y.

The most distressing parts were that the Debian guy didn't seem to know or realise that Debian is the best (imho) distro for a11y and is easy to install if you can't see. And the Magea guy who seems to think it's impossible for a blind person to use Linux at all.

Somebody else mumbled about individual packages, missing the point that unless a distro can be installed and have the a11y stack enabled out-of-the-box, whether or not individual packages are accessible is irrelevant.

I do think it would be a little unfair to plonk a sighted guy with no prior experience of a11y tools down in front of a PC wearing a blindfold. But I'd love to sit a bunch of them down in a class room and have me lead them through it.

I'm sure that would be an eye-opener (pun intended).

What was the brand and name of the little 8-core ARM64 gizmo the guy on the OpenMandriva stand was running?


Dave Morriss says: Old Sheaffer

Posted at 2016-02-01T16:57:03Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Great to hear you have officially joined the league of fountain pen wielders!

You should get yourself some fountain pen-friendly writing paper. Something from Rhodia or Clairefontaine perhaps. Then have a go at writing stuff: notes, letters, poetry, whatever. It can be a pleasure and very relaxing.


Boclodoa says:

Posted at 2016-02-01T16:11:13Z relating to the show hpr1896 which was released on 2015-11-09 by Eric Duhamel entitled User Local Software

I have a directory for this purpose too, the name has changed several times, currently is "code_from_beyond", beyond my repo. It is too long, maybe it will change to codefb or something like that.

I totally agree with the need of some directories which are not touched by the system, but only by the user.

I don't like .files.d very much because it feels too generic for me.


Mike Ray says: xmlstarlet, yes please

Posted at 2016-02-01T02:55:09Z relating to the show hpr1956 which was released on 2016-02-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken. There are folks out here who would be interested in hearing more about xmlstarlet and anything else you can share about working with XML.

I have used expat parsers with various programming languages and toolkits for ages. Never got to grips with DOM type parsers and I'm continually annoyed that expat isn't a validating parser.

Anything you can tell me about other ways to work with XML would be cool.

I think XML is a great thing. I'd put in a box with markdown as one of the most important things to happen to online publishing and data-exchange for decades.

OK I know you can't compare markdown with the huge importance of XML but I think anything that flexible that is based on pure text is great.


Jon Kulp says: Acrylic smells

Posted at 2016-01-29T00:10:54Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Dave. Wish you could have been here with us to turn a nice fountain pen for yourself. It was fun! BTW Trumpet Guy gave me my first fountain pen this week. Cheapo old Sheaffer pen he's had for years but I'm enjoying signing documents with it.


Dave Morriss says: Most interesting and entertaining

Posted at 2016-01-28T19:00:59Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

I love shows like this. It felt like I was right there observing the pen making. I could almost smell the acrylic.

The results look great too. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Dave Morriss says: Great show idea

Posted at 2016-01-28T16:09:26Z relating to the show hpr1952 which was released on 2016-01-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Time now Ladies and Gents, from a series on Bash Scripting

I always enjoy shows like this. I found I either needed to be reading the notes as I listened or I needed to listen twice.

I liked the way you explained those pipelines by breaking them into their components.

Maybe the next release of 'fix_tags' should have a -sum option to sum up all the audio lengths :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Frank

Posted at 2016-01-27T13:50:59Z relating to the show hpr1951 which was released on 2016-01-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Some additional Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I'm glad you found it interesting. I hope the long notes help, I enjoyed researching and writing them.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-27T04:32:57Z relating to the show hpr1951 which was released on 2016-01-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Some additional Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks.

This is a topic I've long wanted to know more about, if only to show off to my brother, who is Linux-curious, but sticks with Windows so he can play is antediluvian Star Wars game.

I look forward to working my way through your long show notes and learning stuff.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-23T20:09:17Z relating to the show hpr1948 which was released on 2016-01-20 by Frank Bell entitled Check Your Spelling in Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

I'm really glad you found helpful. Thanks.


b-yeezi says: Thanks a lot

Posted at 2016-01-22T21:58:56Z relating to the show hpr1948 which was released on 2016-01-20 by Frank Bell entitled Check Your Spelling in Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

This episode exemplifies what I love most about hpr and vim. I've been using vim for about 2 years now and lean new things weekly. I've already added what I learned here in my daily workflow. Thanks.


Dave Morriss says: Banana pepper

Posted at 2016-01-21T19:56:29Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Great to hear about your latest stir-fry experiment Frank. I must try some fresh chillies in the ingredient list some time. I have mainly used sauces added when eating the dish since my daughter is not a great fan of chilli. Personally I love hot food, though I have never eaten a banana pepper. I must look out for some.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show

Posted at 2016-01-21T17:01:44Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I'm delighted that my friend FiftyOneFifty was able to build on the earlier shows that klaatu and I did on ssh. That is how I always envisioned this series working.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-21T04:52:44Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

My experiment was a qualified success.

I did not use the same ingredients as you. I used carrots (inspired by you--I agree with Dennis the Menace as he sampled a carrot cake: "Nothing that tastes this good could come from carrots"), snow peas, mushrooms, celery, five cloves of garlic, three scallions, tofu, and a banana pepper (I should have used half a banana pepper).

I was too lazy to go to Grand Mart, the local international supermarket which does indeed absolutely rock (google it), so I ended up using Thai noodles, because they were there in my local plain-jane American supermarket.

I used too many noodles for the quantity of other ingredients and the dish was a little bit too spicy (should have used half a banana pepper, rather than a whole one), but, as I said, it was a qualified success. Susan liked it, despite the hotness. It will be better next time.

Thanks for getting me to try something new.


Klaatu says: KOReader

Posted at 2016-01-20T17:49:11Z relating to the show hpr1942 which was released on 2016-01-12 by klaatu entitled Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader

Thanks for letting me know about KOReader. I had not heard of it. My go-to reader on other devices has been either fbreader or epubreader in Firefox. Both have the concept of a "library" which I think is stupid (personally) but they're not bad.

I'll check KOReader out sometime, though. Sounds nice.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Mark

Posted at 2016-01-20T14:47:14Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Glad you liked the show. Let us know how you get on with the recipe.


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-01-19T10:44:31Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Just wanted to say thank you for this episode , I will certainly be trying your recipe out.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-19T03:36:53Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

I always thought that the "string" in string beans referred to their shape. They are also sometimes called snap beans, because you can "snap" the ends off to prepare them for cooking.

The Wikipedia article says that it refers to the "string" along the seam on one side of the bean, but, as I said, I observe that much more often in snow peas.

Oh, well, they've probably all been cross-bred to oblivion anyway.


Dave Morriss says: String or no string

Posted at 2016-01-18T21:37:38Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Thanks Frank. It's interesting how names change so much from region to region.

I had always assumed that the "string" in string beans referred to the way they were grown, draped over a taut string. At least I have often seen them grown that way to keep the mature beans off the soil. They grow fine by themselves of course, unlike what we call runner beans which need sticks, stakes or hanging strings to grow up. These ones become very fibrous as they mature and take a bit of skill to de-string when preparing!

As to mange tout/snow peas the ones I buy very rarely have any strings in them. Maybe they are just harvested very young for the UK supermarkets.

Anyway, I hope your noodle cooking experiences turn out well.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-18T20:04:26Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Interesting. I haven't tried a noodle dish. I'll have to give this a try later this week.

The beans you picture are indeed what in the States are called string beans or green beans and the peas are called snow peas.

Ironically, at least in these parts, string beans don't really have strings--they don't need to be "de-strung"--and snow peas do.


Ken Fallon says: no multiple users

Posted at 2016-01-18T17:27:58Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

As far as I know mapping multiple users to a sshfs conncetion was not possible.

I created a new user and gave them the same group rights but after mounting neither the root or the test user were allowed to see the mounted connection.

Ken.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2016-01-16T12:06:50Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I'm pretty sure when using sshfs for multiple users would map everyone to the user you initiated the connection with.

To prevent yourself creating files under the mountpoint of your sshfs just make the dir r-x before mounting.
Should give you enough of a heads-up when you try to store you downloads there.

And btw: Mounting NFS at boot works fine and is just delayed until the network is configured.

Otherwise a nice introduction ;)


Jon Kulp says: Umm...probably not

Posted at 2016-01-16T00:49:18Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Well I think it's pretty safe to say that I will not be buying any of the Pens you mentioned there, Dave. Wow pricey!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-15T19:16:39Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I just tested this out. Thanks, Fifty!

For Slackers, there's a build on slackbuilds.org.


Dave Morriss says: Hope you enjoy your fountain pen

Posted at 2016-01-15T16:42:50Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Jon,

Good to hear you are tempted to join the ranks of fountain pen users. If you like your Pilot get yourself something classy like a Pelikan Souverän 600, 800 or 1000 to impress everyone :-)


Dave Morriss says: Language rationalisation

Posted at 2016-01-15T15:54:25Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Yes Mike, I can only agree. Haven't the French tried doing something like this in the recent past?

On the other hand, I rather regret the evolution away from certain singular and plural forms which seems to be ongoing. I'm thinking of examples like the use of 'criteria' where 'criterion' is meant, or 'supernova' where 'supernovae' should be used. The battle is already lost with 'data' and 'datum' of course. This is probably old fart territory though.

As to 'awesome' I always hear that as 'aweless'.


Jon Kulp says: Gotta try one now

Posted at 2016-01-15T02:55:00Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Dave, my son and I really enjoyed listening to this while I drove him to school. I've also sent a link to this episode to Trumpet Guy because he's a huge fountain-pen fanatic as well. I put one of the Pilot entry-level pins on my wishlist on Amazon, going to give this a try. In my new position I have to sign my name a **lot** nowadays so it might be more fun to do it with a nice pen.


Mike Ray says: Rationalising languages

Posted at 2016-01-14T18:13:10Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I think any attempt to 'rationalise' a language either as it is written or spoken is a hiding to nothing. It's too fluid and has too many things pressing on it from all sides.

If that wasn't true I guess we'd all be speaking Espiranto by now.

And certainly a people, wherever they are, have a perfect right to speak and spell their language as they like. As long as every other word in their podcasts isn't 'awesome', grrrrr


Dave Morriss says: Re: Leftpondian spelling

Posted at 2016-01-14T16:00:40Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I have heard something similar, though I have never found a description of it that seemed completely reliable.

The story seems to be that Noah Webster "rationalised" spellings when compiling his dictionary, in some cases reverting to more ancient forms which didn't have the French influence that British spellings did. I don't know if that accounts for examples like the replacement of 'ph' with 'f' though. I'd like to find a detailed explanation written by a linguist or similar academic, but so far I have failed to do so.

I'd also prefer to get away from the haranguing which is often resorted to on both sides of these arguments. "Those *@*s over there don't know how to spell properly". You know the type of thing.

I quite like 'Leftpondia' and 'Rightpondia' by the way. Never encountered those before.


Mike Ray says: Leftpondian spelling

Posted at 2016-01-14T14:52:44Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I was once told some of the spelling differences which 'leftpondians' use, like color instead of colour etc., were actually deliberate attempts, when the earlier American Dictionaries (was it Websters?) were compiled. It was an attempt to just put their mark on the language. I don't know if there's any truth in that


Dave Morriss says: Donkeys

Posted at 2016-01-14T13:54:10Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

It's my impression that Ken's donkey reference was euphemistic. So no actual donkeys were harmed ...


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jonas

Posted at 2016-01-14T13:48:51Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Delighted to hear that you are sampling some fountain pens. I hope you enjoy the Pilot MR/Metropolitan. Maybe you could record an HPR show about your experiences!

Your sterling silver ink bottle sounds wonderful. You should show us some pictures in your HPR show!

Actually, I often use a Pilot G-TEC-C4 (0.4mm) gel pen. It has an ultra-fine point and is great for writing in small notebooks and so forth. That's if you have the small handwriting to match of course.

I know what you mean about the pen videos. I watch a fair number of these myself. I so often end up wanting to buy the pen that was reviewed. They are dangerous from that point of view!


Dave Morriss says: Re: Nostalgia

Posted at 2016-01-14T13:10:33Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Mike,

You were lucky to have had access to fountain pens so young. Yes, I think the definition of 'fountain pen' extends to cartridge pens. I believe anything with a nib and an ink reservoir fits that category.

I actually have an old wooden pencil case of the sort you mention. Thing is, fountain pens really need to sit in individual spaces so they don't rattle together. That's what my cheapo leather case does, each pen has its own elastic loop. I know that this verges on the obsessional, but after spending £100+ (or possibly a lot more) on a writing implement you'd want it to stay in pristine condition.

Yes, 'fetish' is the word I was trying to avoid! Or possibly 'obsession'.


Dave Morriss says: Check vs Cheque

Posted at 2016-01-14T12:53:59Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Frank,

As to the spelling question I reckon it's another case of parallel language evolution. Both the UK and the USA variants of English have been evolving in their own directions for hundreds of years. Spelling gelled in Britain earlier than in the US but the French variants became popular on this side of the Atlantic. Thus cheque/check with the French spelling being chèque. There's a tendency for both "sides" to tell the other they're wrong. I try to resist this personally.

Thanks for the explanation of "duplex check". I don't think anything like this has existed here. We simply note things like the date, payee and amount on a stub which remains in the cheque book after the cheque has been torn out, and tally them up from there.

In my case I use electronic transfer for almost everything these days. If my kids ask for money for Christmas they get it that way. I did create fake "Bank of Dad" notes for Christmas 2014 just for fun, so they had something tangible! For Christmas 2015 I didn't bother.


Jonas says: Great Episode

Posted at 2016-01-14T11:53:21Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks so much Dave.
I really enjoyed the subject and the excellent detail. I went straight out and picked up a disposable Pilot for $2.25 American. I remember taking a calligraphy class that used fountain pens somewhere long ago. My grandfather had a couple inkwell pens. One had a lever on it. Another had the squeeze fill. I still have a sterling silver ink bottle. It's glass inside with a silver screw cap and silver exterior. I just ordered a similar priced Chinese pen and a Piolot MR. The disposable is a medium point and a little too wide. I'm hoping the fine point I ordered will be closer to what I expect.
I typically keep a G2 gel pen or Pilot precise pen until it runs out then switch to a different style as they get used up. I'm looking forward to daily writing with fountains.
Now if I could just stop watching the pen review videos, I may get time to write something.


Mike Ray says: Using sshfs to mount Pi rootfs on faster machine for cross-compiles

Posted at 2016-01-14T09:00:03Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

Great show Fifty.

I use sshfs to mount the root file-system of a Pi on my fast quad-core desktop Linux machine for cross-compiling stuff.

I have tool-chains in /opt/toolchains and then I mount the Pi rootfs like this:

sshfs root@raspberrypi:/ /opt/mnt/pi -o follow_symlinks

Then I can specify that as -sysrrot when I compile.

Compiling a kernel on a Pi takes about fifteen hours, it takes my desktop machine eight minutes!


Jon Kulp says: KOReader uses normal directories

Posted at 2016-01-14T03:09:11Z relating to the show hpr1942 which was released on 2016-01-12 by klaatu entitled Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader

Enjoying the episode! I've wanted to get a Kobo for a while but somehow ended up with a few Kindles instead.

Anyway you might check out the KOReader (Kindle / Kobo Open Reader). I've been using it on my jailbroken Kindle to read epubs. It doesn't pay attention to Metadata at all, it just has a file browser like it appears you prefer. It actually took me a while to get used to this because I'm more used to being able to sort and search by Metadata. Look for my show on the KOReader next week...


Mike Ray says: Nostalgia aint what it used to be

Posted at 2016-01-13T15:34:28Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Great episode Dave. I remember desks with ink wells, although I never witnessed the wells being used.

At my primary school the top class were taught to use a fountain pen and we were each given a cheap pen which took cartridges (is that still a 'fountain' pen?) and were expected to use it.

It was not until secondary school that ball-points were tolerated and then not by some of the older and crustier teachers.

If you are looking for a case, what about one of those old classic wooden pencil cases with a sliding lid? Some of them even had a swivel at one end which allowed access to a second compartment below once the lid was slid back.

Of course then it would be mandatory to scratch "Dave Morrison was 'ere" on it with the point of a compass.

I have known many people with a stationery, erm, I think 'fetish' is the word you were looking for :-p and one of the regrets of ebing blind is I can no longer just use pencil (or pen) and paper to capture and diagram ideas


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-12T20:40:32Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

A duplex check ("cheque" in some ancient climes) is one that makes a copy of itself as you write it.

Under each check in the checkbook is a sheet of NCR paper, so that as you write, what you write is reproduced on the NCR paper. The NCR paper is formatted as the check, but does not bear any account numbers.

A proper fountain pen does not exert enough pressure to create the copy.

Aside: I use electronic payments sparingly, not because I'm agin' 'em, but because I'm afraid I'd lose track. I spent lots of years figuring out ways not to overdraw my checking account and I don't want to change now.


Dave Morriss says: What's a duplex check?

Posted at 2016-01-12T20:12:50Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Frank,

I had a fountain pen with a lever+bladder filling action a long time ago but I think the bladder failed and it probably got thrown out since it was a cheap thing. Modern pen filler designs do a much better job I reckon.

Yes to the nib wear-in issue. I was taught never to share a fountain pen for that very reason, even though it seems churlish.

I have no idea what a duplex check is. Cheques (as we Brits call them) are largely obsolete here now. Is it something to do with making a carbon copy (something many will probably not be acquainted with these days)? I assume that the issue is that a fountain pen can't apply enough pressure compared to a ballpoint. That is certainly the case.

Thanks for your comments.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-11T22:08:15Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I have long preferred fountain pens, ever since I started using one in school (no, we didn't have inkwells in our school desks in Birdsnest, Virginia). That one belonged to my father's mother and I used it until the barrel broke in two in the vicinity of the lever used to fill the ink bladder.

I have six fountain pens in this here desk, plus the Waterman which I normally use.

There is an element of conceit herein, as, after you've used a fountain pen for a while, the nibs wear to fit your hand and the pen will then write properly for no one else.

I fear that I don't use fountain pens very often any more, as they have been made obsolete by duplex checks; unless you use a ballpoint, the duplex doesn't.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-01-11T16:06:11Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Magnus919,

I was aware of iron gall inks, my dad used to work in the Legal trade. I have been warned not to use such inks in a fountain pen. However, I wasn't aware that school ink was an example. Good to know.

Your blog is looking interesting. Some nice looking pen photographs.

Since the coment system here doesn't display the website (and I'm an admin) I'm showing it here:

http://cheapgeezer.wordpress.com/

Dave


Magnus919 says: Chronicles of a Cheap Geezer

Posted at 2016-01-11T14:01:17Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Regarding blue-black ink, those inks were not dye inks like you'd use in most fountain pens. They were an iron gall ink, which can foul an improperly maintained fountain pen. The iron gall ink goes on blue and as it oxidizes it bonds with the paper and settles into a blacker shade. This is really durable and for a long time in places like the UK, it was the ink legally required for use by registrars for recording legal documents because of its endurance and tampering resistance.

I recently started a new blog (see my link) for having fun exploring sub-$25 fountain pens and other low-cost/high-value stationary supplies.


el Mussol says: where is Dave

Posted at 2016-01-11T12:08:04Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

As possibly the only HPR listener with donkeys, I would like to clarify that if Mr Morriss is sat on a donkey somewhere, it's not on one of ours.

pault


Dave Morriss says: Le Pétomane

Posted at 2016-01-10T17:14:34Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Not to speak of the "French flatulist" Joseph Pujol who made his living farting on stage. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A9tomane

I have a book on him called "Le Petomane. Or gone with the wind" published in 1967 for 5 shillings.

From the blurb: "Sarah Berhardt drew box-office receipts of 8,000 Francs but LE PETOMANE in a single Sunday took 20,000 Francs at the box-office".


Dave Morriss says: Very nice

Posted at 2016-01-10T16:53:44Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

Great show Jon. I like how pdftk can do so many things to PDFs.

You'd expect me to comment on the script, so I tend to use 'find' instead of 'ls' in such cases. It has some powerful regular expression capabilities and is less error-prone than 'ls' in my experience. It's more complex to get right though.

Ken: I don't think CUPS can scan. In my show 1864 I described how I'd set up SANE to do scanning on my Raspberry Pi connected to my HP Inkjet/Scanner. That was for one-at-a-time scanning though, not bulk stuff.

Interesting donkey-related fact: Thursday January 14th is The Festival of the Ass. I have it in my calendar


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-01-10T14:05:52Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

The exact right show at the exact right time.

I am looking at doing something similar for jpg scanning.

Now if Dave would only get off his donkey and send us in the show on how to scan via cups, we'd be finished.

Ken.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-08T15:59:22Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

[blush] I listen to a lot of OTR.


Ken Fallon says: Please do so

Posted at 2016-01-08T06:58:59Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

This would be acceptable as it would "be of interest to hackers". I have yet to meet a human under the age of 10 that is not completely absorbed by the topic. As we have many young hackers that are young and many more that are young at heart this would be an ideal addition to our corpus.

Aside from the sheer comedic interest of the show, our contributors may consider shows on the topic from different points of view.

- historic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence
- medical http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Flatulence/Pages/Causes.aspx
- engineering, the ever excellent "An Engineer's Guide to Cat Flatulence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whDN-4lbork
- a form of art in itself http://heavy.com/comedy/2012/07/the-20-awesomest-pieces-of-fart-art

Remember folks more than 3 show and it becomes a topic.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-08T05:24:01Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Kevin, if Zebra Pizza is still in business in Washington, D. C., they can help you accomplish your goal.

Let us hope they are not.


Kevin O'Brien says: Farts

Posted at 2016-01-07T18:25:27Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I have a near-uncontrollable urge to record three hours of farts and submit it.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-07T04:34:05Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I want to second what Jon Kulp said. I think a episode or two about how to get the most out of IRC would be must useful.

I have dropped in on various IRC channels from time to time, but, so far at least, I am not an IRC kind of guy. When it comes to IRC, at least, I'm still just a whippersnapper.


David L. Willson says: dangit!

Posted at 2016-01-06T02:30:21Z relating to the show hpr1933 which was released on 2015-12-30 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBookClub 11 Street Candles, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I *was* just about caught up with HPR, but now I'm several episodes behind while I enjoy the pocket universe lostnbronx has created. This is great stuph.


A Shadowy Figure says: Suitable for framing

Posted at 2016-01-04T17:14:08Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

Frank,

I'm going to print your response, put it in a frame, and hang it in my studio, to encourage me to aspire to write at least half as good as you.
Every word was perfectly placed, and brought with it, it's own ambiance.

My standards have been raised, and I look forward to producing more of the same in the weeks to come.

Also, Thank you Proff. Kulp, Dennis, Elizabeth, Jane, and The mysterious Dutch overlord behind the scenes, for your kind thoughts and words of encouragement.

I look forward to living up to your expectations for the following episode.

Sincerely,

A Shadowy Figure


Jane V. Blanchard says:

Posted at 2016-01-04T01:32:36Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

I really enjoyed this episode and can't wait for the next. Well done!


Elizabeth Chandler says:

Posted at 2016-01-03T21:52:16Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

Entertaining ... looking forward to Shadowy Figure's next installment!


Dennis says: Love the subtle humor...

Posted at 2016-01-03T20:07:08Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

The "prom dress" and "Groomin' poodles," comments killed. Thank goodness, I already use a "chainsaw resistant desk." In fact, mine is chainsaw proof!


Jon Kulp says: $2 mic

Posted at 2016-01-02T01:39:34Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

Loved it! Awesome to hear the LPL Maker Space and the $2 microphone getting some love. Looking forward to the next installment.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-01T04:54:47Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

It was a rainy day.

Gloomy. Sad and empty. There was rain and not much else.

But I had errands to run. Gloom or not, errands must be run.

I found myself driving up the street in my little pick-up truck, recycling waiting to be recycled in the bed, listening to some fellow who called himself "A Shadowy Figure."

He was saying stuff.

I wanted a drink, but I had left the Scotch at home. Any Scotch is better than every anything else, but, if you have no Scotch, you have to make do.

I was beginning to wonder to myself, has this Shadowy Figure fellow taken his shtick one step too far.

Then he said something.

And I found myself laughing out loud all by myself in my little pick-up truck.


David L. Willson says: Yes

Posted at 2015-12-31T14:29:38Z relating to the show hpr1928 which was released on 2015-12-23 by Cov entitled Cov's Jams, from a series on All Songs Considered

I ran to my desk at work to thank you for bringing me Billy Korg's problem.

Thank you for the excellent jams, Cov.


tcuc says: nice, i cant å wait for more.

Posted at 2015-12-31T13:43:07Z relating to the show hpr1928 which was released on 2015-12-23 by Cov entitled Cov's Jams, from a series on All Songs Considered

I have heard a few episodes showcasing good creative Commons music. And I like having an easy way to listen to curated CC music😉 keep'em coming😊


A Shadowy Figure says: Good interview

Posted at 2015-12-31T06:10:00Z relating to the show hpr1932 which was released on 2015-12-29 by klaatu entitled Klaatu interviews Grafana, from a series on Interviews

Heya Klaatu,

Good job of asking questions that get to the point, and following up.

Looking forward to more as always,

You've got good "radio" skills.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-29T23:01:07Z relating to the show hpr1930 which was released on 2015-12-25 by Clinton Roy entitled A systemd primer

Nicely done. I do appreciate the big picture overview; it provides a context and frame of reference that many stories I've read about SystemD do not.


Erik says: Commands

Posted at 2015-12-29T04:40:53Z relating to the show hpr1878 which was released on 2015-10-14 by b-yeezi entitled What's In My Bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Would you be able to detail the commands you use for the luks encrypted ISO?


A Shadowy Figure says: Good job

Posted at 2015-12-28T23:19:14Z relating to the show hpr1931 which was released on 2015-12-28 by Amunizp entitled Atomic force microscopy

Good job of keeping us interested with with a nice flow of interesting information.

Looking forward to more.


Mysterio2 says: Great show.

Posted at 2015-12-28T01:34:29Z relating to the show hpr1931 which was released on 2015-12-28 by Amunizp entitled Atomic force microscopy

Interesting and informative. Keep em coming!


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-25T12:19:14Z relating to the show hpr1918 which was released on 2015-12-09 by Xoke entitled DerbyCon Interview with Dave Kennedy, from a series on Interviews

I use a play queue in cmus. Once that queue (around 20-25 minutes) is done, cmus goes back to random library playback.

Here's the catch: what if the random piece after the classical music is also classical? In such a case you would not notice that it is time to get up, which is a problem I regularly encounter. I can't (and not really want) to have two different collection just to keep the two apart.


A Shadowy Figure says: Nice mix Cov

Posted at 2015-12-25T03:19:13Z relating to the show hpr1928 which was released on 2015-12-23 by Cov entitled Cov's Jams, from a series on All Songs Considered

Thanks for sharing, I found the line up of different genre's refreshing.

Looking forward to your next show.


A Shadowy Figure says: Thank you for this timely episode

Posted at 2015-12-25T00:00:30Z relating to the show hpr1929 which was released on 2015-12-24 by Jon Kulp entitled I Found a Flashlight

Heya Dr. Kulp,

I just wanted to take a minute out to say, These are the sort of episodes I "tune" in for.
For one, there informative. And secondly, their entertaining.

But as for the Flashlight, Would you take a chainsaw resistant desk for it?


Charles in NJ says: Penn Manor

Posted at 2015-12-23T11:42:09Z relating to the show hpr1907 which was released on 2015-11-24 by klaatu entitled Charlie Reisinger and Penn Manor, from a series on Interviews

What Charlie & the amazing students of the Penn Manor school district have managed to create is truly inspiring.

You should drop everything for 5-1/2 minutes to catch Charlie's TEDx Talk on YouTube:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f8Co37GO2Fc


Charles in NJ says: Experts Exchange

Posted at 2015-12-21T17:46:37Z relating to the show hpr1916 which was released on 2015-12-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Gotta love a site that lets you add content for free, and then charges you to reference it later.

By the way, it is amusing to see what you get when you remove the hyphen in the URL:

Expert Sex Change

Can't make this stuff up.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-20T14:04:17Z relating to the show hpr1898 which was released on 2015-11-11 by Alpha32 entitled Free my music!

Out of curiosity (I have never used a Mac): why do you need root to copy your own files?

PS: to copy a file with space in the name, either escape the space with a preceeding backslash or enclose it in quotes.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-12-17T01:39:58Z relating to the show hpr1924 which was released on 2015-12-17 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Port Forwarding, from a series on Privacy and Security

I am really happy that my friend Fifty One-Fifty has continued the conversation on this topic. It is just what I love to see on HPR. It is like listening in on the conversation we might have had together at a conference.


A Shadowy Figure says: Updated Show Notes

Posted at 2015-12-16T03:08:38Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two


Special thanks to the following individuals from freesound.org for their sound effects used throughout this episode.



Rutgermuller

jaredi

hybrid34

lintphishx

timbre

cameronmusic

cr4sht3st

husky70

mojomills

ultradust

conleec

ingolyrio

dapperdanial

robinhood76

unfa

kwahma-02

stephsinger22

lonemonk

reg7783

Higher quality stereo copies of this episode in .Flac, Ogg, and MP3 format can be found at the following link.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6BAm4vn8c7QWnZLbnFib0JPc2M&usp=sharing



Glossary of slang terms used in this episode:


“Came unglued” = going berzerk

“Sang a little song” = provided information to law enforcement

“Still” = whiskey making apparatus

“Scoring Barbies” = Picking up women

“G-Men” = Government employees. (Federal agents)

“Makerspace” = 3-D Printing facility

“Johnny Law” = Law Enforcement

“C-Note” = $100.00 bill

“Speakeasy” = illegal drinking establishment in prohibition era United States

“68 Chevelle” = 1968 Chevrolet 2-door automobile

“Ratting me out” = informing on someone

“Frank Nitty” = 30's era Gangster, Al Capon's right hand man (Enforcer)


Disclaimer:

All characters are fictitious renditions of HPR contributers.
Nothing about any individuals character is based on anything other than my personal convenience of using their likenesses in fictitious storytelling.
No disrespect is intended in any way.

The genre that the character A Shadowy Figure lives in is hard boiled Noir.
Noir reflects a past history that had different standards than we do now.
I do not personally hold those antiquated world views. Nor do I promote them through this work of fiction. I would like to think this artistic creation does provide an opportunity to see how far we've come as a society.

But most of all, I'd like to think that you the listener, are entertained and/or inspired by this presentation.

Thank you all for your support.


A Shadowy Figure


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2015-12-10T23:49:21Z relating to the show hpr1894 which was released on 2015-11-05 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Davide Zilli and Dr Marianne Sinka of the HumBug Project

Great episode. Humbug is the name of my local unix group as well. ;) We have mozzies here in Brisbane by the truck load, ross river fever is probably the best known issue they give. Chickungunya just north in Indoensia is awful, you basically feel like you've got arthritis in all your joints for a few months.


lostnbronx says: Wow, Thanks So Much!

Posted at 2015-12-10T20:38:49Z relating to the show hpr1933 which was released on 2015-12-30 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBookClub 11 Street Candles, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Fun, irreverent, and sprawling -- you guys are the best! Featuring "Street Candles" for this installment of the Book Club was very much appreciated!

My Favorite Quote:

"I listened to the wrong d@mn audiobook, and I'm completely talking out of my @$$!"
-Pegwole

Thank you to everyone on the show, and to the HPR Community as a whole!


0xf10e says: yepp, no cleartext

Posted at 2015-12-10T08:19:51Z relating to the show hpr1870 which was released on 2015-10-02 by Ahuka entitled 19 - Home SSH Server, from a series on Privacy and Security

1st thing is DH key exchange, basically "no that we speak privately and securely let me tell you who I [the server] am". Think about it. Any other way would leave the client open to a MitM spoofing the server's keys.

But, of course, when you ignore the changed fingerprint on the server you won't know who is receiving your credentials.
With pubkey auth you don't have to worry about losing anything usable to impersonate you. Also makes brute force login attempts infeasible due to the vast number of possible keys.


Jon Kulp says: A possible outlet

Posted at 2015-12-09T02:56:00Z relating to the show hpr1917 which was released on 2015-12-08 by klaatu entitled OpenSource.com, from a series on Interviews

Thanks for this great interview, now I'm thinking about possible article topics...


Windigo says: One-upped

Posted at 2015-12-04T20:32:42Z relating to the show hpr1914 which was released on 2015-12-03 by Jezra entitled Waking up

Nothing puts your crappy bash alarm clock into perspective like dynamic lighting and aesthetic music.

Does a roomba carry you a cup of coffee in the morning?


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-03T05:04:48Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

"it was nice to feel a bit of nostalgia"

Make me feel old, will you?:)

Well, I am old, but I will never be a "senior." I will be a cranky old man. You young whippersnappers and your new-fangled media players . . . .


Dave Morriss says: Nostalgia

Posted at 2015-12-02T12:49:43Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

I used Winamp back when I couldn't avoid using Windows at work, and XMMP was my player of choice on Linux for a number of years. I tried Qmmp and it reminded me very much of those days. I'm not sure I'm going to use it, given that I'm quite happy wtih Clementine, but it was nice to feel a bit of nostalgia. Thanks


Dave Morriss says: Re: Phatch

Posted at 2015-12-02T09:54:42Z relating to the show hpr1906 which was released on 2015-11-23 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish

Phatch seems to have a lot of potential. I can see a use for it myself; I like to assemble several pictures for HPR episodes, and I want to do things like strip metadata, shrink the size and make thumbnails. I can see that this might be possible but knowing how is the barrier. I looked at the documentation but it seems to be very short of actual instructions!

So, I know iPhatch is all about "Do Stuff To Stuff". I've understood the "Do Stuff" phase a little, but find the "To Stuff" part cryptic.

If you've mastered it yourself a show about your experiences would be great!


Windigo says: Re: Phatch

Posted at 2015-12-01T22:26:52Z relating to the show hpr1906 which was released on 2015-11-23 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish

It's definitely not a terribly intuitive interface. I think it applies all of the actions you add (in order) to each of the images, but you have to be *very* explicit when assembling your chain.

Maybe I'll do a more in-depth show on how phatch works. Hmm...


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-01T18:12:59Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Though it's been a long time since I have to buy one, I fully share your sentiments about the college textbook industry. The publishers block the paths of learning, raise their flintlocks at students, and cry "Stand and deliver."


Mike Ray says: Quiet boot

Posted at 2015-12-01T17:06:59Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

I'm not sure why the boot messages should suddenly only start being heard when the audio code I wrote is employed.

But to silence them I think you can put ' quiet' at the end of the single line in /boot/cmdline.txt, with no quote of course


Audiobooks lover says:

Posted at 2015-11-29T19:28:53Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

I discovered this site randomly.. dont know where I can clicking and kept clicking... lols, but I am glad I did

Thank you for the great review. Obviously had heard of Winamp, but never Qmmp!! Trying it out right now


Steven says: Question about your mods

Posted at 2015-11-29T01:48:33Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Good evening, I have tried your mods to stop the stuttering, and so far it looks very good.

Unfortunately now eSpeak reads all the boot information as the computer boots. Is there a simple way to stop espeak from saying all the boot information?


Dave Morriss says: Loved this!

Posted at 2015-11-28T22:01:21Z relating to the show hpr1908 which was released on 2015-11-25 by droops entitled Arduino Pumpkin, from a series on Arduino and related devices

A very cool project.

I'm in envy of your students.


Dave Morriss says: Some interesting packages

Posted at 2015-11-28T20:11:31Z relating to the show hpr1906 which was released on 2015-11-23 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish

I was intrigued by Phatch and installed it to try out.

It's intriguing though a bit counter-intuitive (for me anyway) since it seems to start by assembling a tool chain, which I didn't expect.

I then had difficulty working out how to apply the chain to some images. I shall persevere!

I also tried xstarfish and like what it produces.

Thanks for pointing these out.


Frank says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-11-28T17:54:36Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

Glad you enjoyed it.

There's one thing I forgot, even though it was in my notes. Qmmp can be a little strange about playing URLs that have funky characters, such as parentheses, in them. Some of the old-time radio sites, most of which are hobbyist sites, have some very unusual URLs for the individual OTR episodes, mostly because the maintainers try to squeeze too much information into them.

I sometimes end up falling back to XMMS, which still comes bundled in Slackware, praise Bob! for those.


zloster says: Nice list

Posted at 2015-11-28T12:13:00Z relating to the show hpr1902 which was released on 2015-11-17 by Fin entitled My Linux Tool Box, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I also would like to thanks for this list. I also use a lot of these programs.
Some addition to the list could be: transmission-remote-gtk (www.webupd8.org/2011/12/transmission-remote-gtk.html) - if you want to manage the transmission-daemon running on remote machine and you don't like the build-in web-interface.


Matt says: I didn't know this project existed.

Posted at 2015-11-28T04:24:34Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

Great episode! I'm a long time Winamp fan too. I also like Qt based applications that are cross-platform. Thanks!


b-yeezi says: Great show

Posted at 2015-11-27T02:02:14Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Thanks for sharing this presentation. I enjoyed the entire thing and will use some of your ideas in my own projects. I especially enjoyed your explanations of creative commons and free software in a way that was clear and accurate, but not too preachy. These concepts are so foreign to some people that is entertaining to hear their reactions when they are exposed to free culture.

Thanks again and I am looking forward to your next show.


Jonathan Kulp says: Valuing Musicians

Posted at 2015-11-26T12:57:03Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Haha true she wasn't crazy about the "free" aspect, but to be fair, musicians face an ongoing struggle against people undervaluing their skills, whether it be someone balking at the "outrageous" price for private lessons or the "scandalous" fee to play at a wedding. People think music is all fun and games, but for professionals it's hard work, a highly specialized skill developed over many years. I think her questions were coming from the perspective of someone fighting to make sure musicians' skills are properly valued. I get this.

I'll definitely do a show about calibre conversions, both with the GUI and the CLI. Thanks for the comments!


Mike Ray says: Calibre cli

Posted at 2015-11-26T09:49:54Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Good show John.

Amusing to hear one or two questioners at the end really struggling with the concept of doing 'something for nothing'. Thought she might call you a communist :-)

How about a show talking about how you use Calibre's command-line to create your books? I'm curious about how to create ePub books from either plain text, markdown or HTML


Eric Duhamel says: Other ideas

Posted at 2015-11-26T03:04:08Z relating to the show hpr1896 which was released on 2015-11-09 by Eric Duhamel entitled User Local Software

anakep had another suggestion. "I designed ~/.files.d to organize all my software and files.
all my daemon-sotware, personnal code, backups, auto-backups."


Jonathan Kulp says: Excellent

Posted at 2015-11-25T20:11:06Z relating to the show hpr1907 which was released on 2015-11-24 by klaatu entitled Charlie Reisinger and Penn Manor, from a series on Interviews

Loved this interview and the project. Wish it had been a bit longer. :)


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-11-25T17:10:08Z relating to the show hpr1904 which was released on 2015-11-19 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled Windows Command Line Tips and Tricks

I add my thanks.


Dave Morriss says: Nice list

Posted at 2015-11-23T12:12:09Z relating to the show hpr1902 which was released on 2015-11-17 by Fin entitled My Linux Tool Box, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Fin,

Thanks for this list. There were some good items in there that I'd never come across before.

Having been wrangling Unicode recently I like what gucharmap offers.

I use Okular for PDF viewing, but evince's annotation features are interesting. It's apparently available as "Document Viewer" under Xfce (which I currently use).

Plenty of things to explore!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Ken

Posted at 2015-11-23T11:28:23Z relating to the show hpr1903 which was released on 2015-11-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Some further Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad you got something out of this. Bash is surprisingly rich in features considering it's a command-line interpreter.


b-yeezi says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-11-20T04:49:12Z relating to the show hpr1904 which was released on 2015-11-19 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled Windows Command Line Tips and Tricks

Great show. Thanks for the valuable information. I'm not a system admin, but I am a full time Linux user that sometimes has to use a Windows PC for work. It's great to get some Windows command line basics from a trusted source, as searching for such commands online can lead to seedy websites. Keep up the great content!


Ken Fallon says: Another gem

Posted at 2015-11-19T06:56:24Z relating to the show hpr1903 which was released on 2015-11-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Some further Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Never knew this was possible.

excellent+=hpr1903

See what i did there


Dave Morriss says: Great interview, great project

Posted at 2015-11-16T09:18:34Z relating to the show hpr1894 which was released on 2015-11-05 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Davide Zilli and Dr Marianne Sinka of the HumBug Project

This was a fascinating episode. Thanks.

I wasn't aware that mosquitoes were particularly prevalent in the Netherlands. I sympathise with the allergy issue; I am also allergic to bites but thankfully not to UK species (yet), and I don't think there are many in Scotland (yet). I was also unaware that there are mosquito species in the UK which are potential disease vectors - just waiting for the diseases to arrive?

There's an urgent need for new action against mosquito-borne diseases. I was listening to a podcast about the worrying growth of mosquito resistance to bed nets treated with pyrethroid insecticides just the other day. The technology discussed here which allows particular mosquito species to be recognised by their sound is very impressive. I hope it provides the information needed to understand the problem and to improve control.


Steve Bickle says: Exellent episode

Posted at 2015-11-15T22:02:56Z relating to the show hpr1894 which was released on 2015-11-05 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Davide Zilli and Dr Marianne Sinka of the HumBug Project

This is one of my favourite HPR episodes. An amazing project, fantastic interview, fascinating content. Just want to say thanks to Ken and to both the interviewees. I listen to around 50 podcast and this was my podcast highlight of the week.


m l hunt says: Enjoyed your show.

Posted at 2015-11-11T06:21:16Z relating to the show hpr1897 which was released on 2015-11-10 by swift110 entitled Installing Windows 7 Ultimate

I enjoyed your piece on an informational basis. And it's nice to hear someone from my neck of the woods, more or less (grew up in the Richmond area). Hope to hear from your again.


Guy Watkins says: Update the firmware

Posted at 2015-11-11T02:22:24Z relating to the show hpr1897 which was released on 2015-11-10 by swift110 entitled Installing Windows 7 Ultimate

Sometimes a firmware update will add features to a motherboard. Like newer CPU support and more RAM support. So, see if a firmware update will allow you to go to 32GB.

Guy


A Shadowy Figure says: By-Tor and the Snow Dog Approve

Posted at 2015-11-11T01:48:44Z relating to the show hpr1898 which was released on 2015-11-11 by Alpha32 entitled Free my music!

Thanks Alpha32,

I never bothered to put any music on my Macbook Pro, but I've got a ton of archived podcasts on there I could transfer over to my external storage.
Thanks for the tip.


A Shadowy Figure says: Production has began on Pt.2

Posted at 2015-11-09T09:35:41Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

I really didn't take into consideration that this little project of mine would be so well received, so I was completely caught off guard when it came to creating Pt.2
I was expecting to just do a straight run through on getting the T-02 up and running without even thinking about gathering more sound effects ect., then crafting something that resembles a coherent script.
So the follow up will take me about a weak or so to put together, then maybe another couple of days to tweak and edit.
The end result should be pretty cool.
But, I can see already the "story" is beginning to take precedence over the technical details of the Meegopad T-02, so it's likely there will be a Pt.3. (which will specifically address those details)
It ought to be worth it though.

Oh and as a heads up, every decent story requires a nemesis and/or villain or at least some sort of adversary as well as allies, so please don't take it personal if your nick get's cast as one of the "bad guy's".
More than likely, the cooler you are, the more despicable your character will be for absurditys sake.
It's all in fun, and no disrespect is intended.

But generally speaking, the more shows you record, the more likely you are to find your nick in a smoky pool hall or horse racing track in a future episode or series I post.

but I really want to hear, is what you've got to share.

Thank you all for your support, it is quite encouraging.

You'll hear from me soon.

A Shadowy Figure


REL says: Mr

Posted at 2015-11-08T22:42:33Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

I think I just burst a valve...


Bob Jonkman says: Aerating boiling water

Posted at 2015-11-08T21:50:51Z relating to the show hpr1887 which was released on 2015-10-27 by JustMe entitled Coffee Making Basics, from a series on Coffee

Hi JustMe: You mention that boiling the water will aerate it. Actually, just the opposite is true: Heating the water drives out the dissolved air, since gases are more soluble in cold liquid than hot liquid. Think of a carbonated soda, which is bubbly when it comes out of the fridge, but goes flat as it warms up.

The bubbles you see in water at a roiling boil is actually water vapour, the water itself turned to gas. If this gas cools it just becomes liquid water again. When you let boiled water cool down to drinking temperature it has a peculiar flat taste, which I think is because it has less dissolved air than fresh water from a mountain stream. If you vigorously stir previously boiled water with a whisk it'll re-aerate it, and remove some of that peculiar flat taste.

Thanx for the episode!

--Bob, who needs to record his own HPR episode


(Mad Dog?) Dave Morriss says: Brilliant!

Posted at 2015-11-05T23:05:43Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

You really had me laughing at the dramatisation. Very cleverly done.

And there's a glossary of terms! Beautiful :-)


jezra says:

Posted at 2015-11-05T18:15:34Z relating to the show hpr1892 which was released on 2015-11-03 by Jezra entitled my chicken coop

If it is dark outside, yet light inside of the coop, all of the birdies will be in the coop.

Any bird that isn't in the coop when the door closes will be outside for the night and may end up being a meal for a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, or other predator.

If a bird is standing in the doorway when the door slides closed, there will be a "door close error" and I will receive a text message as well as an email. The 12V car antenna isn't powerful enough to crush whatever is in the doorway.


Dennis Blanchard says: Good job on mysterious technology.

Posted at 2015-11-05T03:30:41Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Competition for A Prairie Home Companion - Guy Noir: Private Eye? Well done Mr. X. Whoda thunk that technology could be a mystery? I'd write more but my Heathkit tubes have finally warmed up and I have a ham radio sked to meet.


David Whitman says: Nice

Posted at 2015-11-05T02:38:33Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Enjoyed this show. Thanks for the mention!


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-11-04T22:10:08Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

As a both a mystery buff and a fan of OTR mystery shows, I found this absolutely delightful.

It was a cross between Barry Craig and Sam Spade.


CPrompt^ says: Fantastic!

Posted at 2015-11-04T15:37:55Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Loved loved loved this show! Very well put together. Certainly raised the bar on the level of shows.

Great job and please do more!!!


Anon says: Ocean Club...

Posted at 2015-11-03T20:31:54Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

My name is Norman -- Lou Norman
I've been in this business for 15 years
If people have a problem and don't want to talk to the police
They want to talk to me....

Keep up the good work.


Mike Ray says: Kernel Sanders

Posted at 2015-11-03T15:47:15Z relating to the show hpr1892 which was released on 2015-11-03 by Jezra entitled my chicken coop

Great episode.

But what happens if not all chickens are inside when the door shuts? Or, worse, the door shuts while a chook is standing on the threshold?

Maybe a keypad on the outside of the door which they could peck for entry?


Jon Kulp says: Some Fowl Commentary

Posted at 2015-11-03T12:11:24Z relating to the show hpr1892 which was released on 2015-11-03 by Jezra entitled my chicken coop

Genius as always! Loved the comments from your fowl wards...


Jon Kulp says: Better is better

Posted at 2015-11-03T11:52:57Z relating to the show hpr1890 which was released on 2015-10-30 by thelovebug entitled A short walk with my son

Sorry but I agree with Dave on this one. Audio quality shouldn't be a barrier to submission, but everyone should aspire to make recordings that are 1) clearly audible at normal playback volume and 2) are not distorted or clipping. These criteria do not exactly constitute BBC-level standards. I don't care that much in the end. If the audio quality doesn't meet my 2 (very basic) criteria, I just delete that episode and wait til the next day for another one.

Incidentally Auphonic is an excellent tool that can help with this and requires no technical expertise. I'm not advocating it necessarily, but it's one very easy way to improve audio.


A Shadowy Figure says: Wow, Just Wow..

Posted at 2015-11-02T23:37:03Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

I'm humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the mighty Guy Noir Private Eye, especially coming from one of HPR's heavy hitters. Thank you John.
I was apprehensive about posting this episode being as the idea of background music wasnt well received, and I didn't want to ruffle any feathers among the listenership, or those I poked fun at.
I just wanted to share something entertaining, and have fun doing it.
Pre-production on the follow-up episode has already begun. :-)
Expect more of the same.
It ought to be fun.
And thanks for all of your support.
Now wear did I put my trench coat? (can't write noir without a fedora and trench coat, ya know.)


NYbill says: USB cab;e prices went up.

Posted at 2015-11-02T22:15:19Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

Hey Neandergeek, cool you got one. Good luck with the LED mod if you attempt it. I wonder what color (yes there is a 'u' missing there you UK lot) LED you will choose.

Yes, I'm waiting on the USB cable as well. It seems the UNI-T ut7xx series has come out. The new series seem to be targeting the Fluke 289 type data logging meters. But, as soon as they came out the price of the USB cable seemed to jump from ~$11 to ~$18. Well, there is one on its way to me now. It should be here soon.

In the mean time, I can confirm that the UNI-T windows software does work with Linux/WINE. I just need the cable to make sure they can communicate.

As for the small curved containers, I've had them for ~20 years. They are from a storage bucket type thing I had for work. It was a 5 gallon plastic bucket with stackable trays inside. Similar to this:

http://tinyurl.com/nhfr2do

The small bins would stack into one of the bigger trays for holding tiny stuff. But, they were too small for work items. So, I used them for electronics parts at home. So no, I don't think they are available on their own.


Mike Ray says: Audio Quality

Posted at 2015-10-31T18:45:21Z relating to the show hpr1890 which was released on 2015-10-30 by thelovebug entitled A short walk with my son

I can't agree with your comments about audio quality.

The 'anything is better than nothing' mantra is quite correct IMHO.

A requirement to strive for BBC quality is likely to discourage people. Even more so a suggestion to use some kind of online audio-enhancing service.

If you can't hear a podcast because you're driving a noisy car I suggest you listen to it when you aren't.


A Shadowy Figure says: Like your work as well GNULinuxRTM

Posted at 2015-10-31T08:01:32Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Gotta admit, I've never seen RTM without the other letter following the "T".
The Meegopad T-02 doesn't quit fulfill it's promises, but can be useful for limited purposes.
I'd wait to hear my follow up episode, before thinking seriously about owning one.

Btw, I enjoy your delightfully cheesy transitions on your show.
Good job over all.


May stochasticity fall in your favor,

A Shadowy Figure


Fin says: Ad-Block Edge Successor

Posted at 2015-10-30T18:29:43Z relating to the show hpr1728 which was released on 2015-03-18 by Fin entitled Requested Topic: Favourite Browser Extensions, from a series on Privacy and Security

As Bob Evans noted, Ad-Block Edge has now been discontinued. I now use uBlock Origin as it is recommended by the creators of Ad-Block Edge. It continues to provide excellent ad blocking without a built in white list or spyware (AFAIK).


Jon Kulp says: Up with the $2 lapel mic!

Posted at 2015-10-30T13:27:58Z relating to the show hpr1890 which was released on 2015-10-30 by thelovebug entitled A short walk with my son

Sound quality was terrific, Dave. so glad you recorded this show and also really glad that my recommendation of the $2 microphone was so useful to you. My son and I listened to this episode while I was driving him to school and we were both totally cracking up at your son. Very funny stuff!


Fin says: Fantastic!

Posted at 2015-10-30T12:35:52Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Fantastic production quality! More of the same please!


Jon Kulp says: Tremendous!

Posted at 2015-10-30T10:38:34Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Loved it! The HPR answer to Guy Noir, Private Eye. Looking forward to the follow-up. Nice work!


GNULinuxRTM says: Execellent Episode.

Posted at 2015-10-30T05:48:08Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Just listened while walking the Dog, on a cloudy, spooky night days before Halloween.

Loved the delivery and working in all the HPR references.

Now I gotta learn more about the meegopad T-02.


Dave Morriss says: Regular expressions

Posted at 2015-10-29T11:44:38Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I skimmed through that tutorial, and it looks very good. Thanks for the pointer.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-10-28T22:01:14Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Indeed regular expressions are complex. They make my brain hurt.

Seeing some kinship with shell commands--some indication that whoever perpetrated regex did not just make it up from the whole cloth--is somehow comforting.

I recently stumbled over a great *beginner's* tutorial.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/using-grep-regular-expressions-to-search-for-text-patterns-in-linux#basic-usage

What makes it so good is that it uses the GPL text found on every Linux computer for the exercises, so you can practice the examples and try different options as you read along.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Frank, glad you enjoyed it

Posted at 2015-10-27T19:49:37Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

The regular expression subject is a complex one. I've been wondering whether I should try and pass on what I know about it.

Strictly this brace expansion topic is in the area of using patterns to match filenames. Confusingly this is similar but not the same as regular expressions. In later episodes in this (not-)series I want to talk more about filename matching then look at regular expressions in the context of Bash.

Really, the regular expression subject could (should?) be stand-alone and should look at what's available in Bash, grep, sed, awk, etc. I use Perl regular expresions the most but I hesitate to go too deep there because they are mind-blowing :-)


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-10-27T19:34:17Z relating to the show hpr1848 which was released on 2015-09-02 by Frank Bell entitled Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser

According to the man page, you can automatically log into a proxy. Perhaps you can bend that to your will. See the "-pauth" argument in the man page. I'm skeptical that it will do what you wish, but it's worth a shot.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-10-27T19:07:10Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thank you, Dave. A very nice piece of work.

I've been trying to understand regular expressions (I guess because I like puzzles). In addition to giving me a better understanding of bash, the examples you gave show similarity with some regular expression syntax, which in turn gives some context to regular expression syntax, so that it does not seem to be quite so foreign a language.


clacke says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-10-26T11:35:10Z relating to the show hpr1881 which was released on 2015-10-19 by clacke entitled My road to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Cool! Glad I added something new. I was worried that yet another Linux backstory might be redundant, but I guess everyone comes from their own direction.


Dave Morriss says: Great episode

Posted at 2015-10-23T16:00:35Z relating to the show hpr1881 which was released on 2015-10-19 by clacke entitled My road to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

This was a very interesting show. I knew very little of what you spoke about, never having had an Amiga, nor having used dial-up with Linux. Thanks for the insight.


Fin says: Music fail

Posted at 2015-10-19T20:24:03Z relating to the show hpr1881 which was released on 2015-10-19 by clacke entitled My road to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Why did the default theme play at the end, when clacke's a capella version was so good!

Interesting journey BTW. The audio wasn't that bad.


Neandergeek says: Great imprompto series

Posted at 2015-10-18T03:52:31Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

I just got my Uni-T UT61E, but I'm still waiting for my USB cable. I may get the led back light added tomorrow. I'll follow up when I do.

One of the photos had what looks like a storage organizer for resistors in the form of one quarter of a circle. Do groups of four of them make stackable rings? Are they affordable and useful?


Geddes says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2015-10-16T19:19:01Z relating to the show hpr1863 which was released on 2015-09-23 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 2

Hi Jon

First can I say thanks to you and Dave for the encouraging feedback from last month’s community news episode. I’m pleased that you both agreed it was a good idea to read a creative commons article. I’ll take that as approval from the HPR community, I’ll even take requests if anyone finds something of interest that I can convert to an audio show licensing permitting as you rightly point out. Hope it’s not too long before I can post another show whether it’s original content or not.

Thanks
Geddes


Geddes says:

Posted at 2015-10-16T18:54:42Z relating to the show hpr1862 which was released on 2015-09-22 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 1

Thanks Ken.

Glad to know you found the article useful, and agree that it’s a worthwhile idea. I’ll be looking around for a follow up if I can find one.

Geddes


Mike Ray says: Great show

Posted at 2015-10-16T13:39:53Z relating to the show hpr1880 which was released on 2015-10-16 by klaatu entitled Arduino Bluetooth HOWTO, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Great show Klaatu. Really enjoy anything about Arduino and general fiddling about with electronics.

Currently mucking about with RF transmitter and receiver modules and have considered using XBee. So this show was of interest.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Maze generation

Posted at 2015-10-14T02:18:40Z relating to the show hpr1859 which was released on 2015-09-17 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI, from a series on Programming 101

That's an interesting algorithm. I can intuitively see why it works, but want to think of how I could prove it. One could put a start and endpoint to the maze in that case.

The traversal algorithm through a maze generated like that would probably just be a right-hand-rule variant since the walls would be a single connected component. The purely random generation that I mentioned in the podcast does not guarantee that of course meaning the right-hand rule could just lead the mouse in a circle forever.

Two ways that immediately spring to mind for ensuring the mouse always makes it to the cheese (barring running out of energy, eaten by cat, etc..) are:
* scan the maze and mark the connected components and ensure that the mouse and the cheese land in the same connected component
* scan the maze, mark the connected components and then take pairs of independent connected components and break walls between them to connect them until the maze is a single connected component.

Your generation approach produces a much more sane and generally pleasing looking maze. I'm wondering if there's a good way to then take that and "shake it up a little" to allow for disconnected wall segments, and such while retaining much of the pleasingness.

Of course there's another possibility: add the notion of "teleporters" to the maze. :)

Thanks for the insight and the algorithm. That's what I like best about this little exercise: there are so many variations that one can make on it.


Dave Morriss says: I loved this interview

Posted at 2015-10-13T13:19:37Z relating to the show hpr1874 which was released on 2015-10-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Droops

I really enjoyed this. Congratulations and thanks Ken.

It was great to understand more about the history of HPR, and to get further insight into who the founders were, and what their motivation was.

And droops - you sound like a hell of a teacher :-)


J. says:

Posted at 2015-10-08T15:15:39Z relating to the show hpr1874 which was released on 2015-10-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Droops

Wow, as a public school survivor, hearing all about your class makes me a little envious to be honest.


Dave Morriss says: Re: connecting to legacy printers

Posted at 2015-10-07T19:16:01Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Thanks for the information Bob.

I haven't checked the LN03 works yet, and it might not since it's so old. I'm pleased to hear there's a good chance of running it from the Pi if it does though.

The university I worked at bought a pair of LN03's with a VAXcluster in 1987, and I had the job of setting them up back then under VMS. I'm pretty sure neither of them were "image" printers. We later bought an LPS17 I think, and a LPS32, much faster higher volume printers with duplexers. I didn't offer to take them home when they were phased out though :-)

I might have some supplies with the printer, but not much of anything, so it might be a short-lived experiment even if it does still print.

I need to check out the matrix printer as well, though I don't really have a use for it any more, and only one box of line-printer paper!


Eric says: A better maze

Posted at 2015-10-07T17:36:28Z relating to the show hpr1859 which was released on 2015-09-17 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI, from a series on Programming 101

Here is my code for creating a maze in Excel. It is actually fairly easy to make a true maze without any blocked sections. Basically, it grows out the walls from the edges. As long as they don't connect with other walls, you'll end up with a graph where every space can be visited from every other space.
Askimet doesn't seem to like me posting code, so I'll just describe the algorithm.


Create a square of x rows and y columns. x and y must be odd numbers.


Put a W in each cell of row 1, row x, column 1, and column x.

For each cell whose row and column is even, put an S.

Put an O in all the other cells.

W = Wall of maze

S = Space in maze

O = Open, not processed

P = Possible next wall. We will determine these soon.



All cells whose row and column are even has to be a space. All cells whose row and column are odd will be a wall. I will call those pillars. The rest of the cells have an odd row and even column or even row and odd column. I will call them partitions. The algorithm will repeatedly pick another random partition to put between pillars in the maze.

Initialized maze.
WWWWWWWWWWW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WWWWWWWWWWW

Possible finished maze.
WWWWWWWWWWW
WSSSSSSSWSW
WWWWWWWSWSW
WSWSWSSSWSW
WSWSWWWSWSW
WSSSSSSSWSW
WSWWWSWSSSW
WSWSSSWSWSW
WSWSWWWSSSW
WSWSWSSSWSW
WWWWWWWWWWW

Above maze without the S spaces for clarity.
WWWWWWWWWWW
W W W
WWWWWWW W W
W W W W W
W W WWW W W
W W W
W WWW W W
W W W W W
W W WWW W
W W W W W
WWWWWWWWWWW



Note that the pillar and partition cells will initially be marked as open (O). An open partition is an undetermined cell that will be either a wall (W) or space (S). An open pillar is a pillar that has is not next to a wall.

While there are still open spaces (O), loop.
For each partition cell in the maze
if the partition cell has two walls next to it, mark it as a space (S)
if the partition cell has one wall (W) next to it, mark it as possible (P)
otherwise leave it as Open (O)
end the for loop
Pick a random P and change it to W
End the loop.


Bob Evans says: connecting to legacy printers

Posted at 2015-10-07T14:38:43Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Hi Dave,
Thanks for the timely episode. I am considering using a pi to serve my HP LJ-2200 printer to my home network.

The DEC LN03 uses RS-232/RS-422 for the serial connection. You should be able to use a USB-to-serial converter. I used an LN03 with PC clones and was able to run the serial link as fast as 19200 baud. User manual will indicate how to set serial parameters via dip switches near the data connector.

I suggest verifying the print engine still works by printing a few test pages before trying to connect to a computer. I think there is a small square white button on the back that initiates printing of a test page.

It is probably difficult now to get toner or replacement parts like feed rollers for the LN03. When a nylon gear inside my LN03 fractured, I finally ditched that printer -- after about 20 years of use in a home office.

Be aware that there are a few different LN03 models. Mine was a rare "image" printer that would only accept postscript. The model will determine what driver and settings you need to use.

The LN03 always keeps the fuser unit hot. This is a big power consumer and harsh to the mechanics that transport paper and the photo-sensitive band.

There used to be USB to parallel converters available for purchase. If you can find one of those you might be able to easily connect to the matrix printer.

- Bob Evans


amunizp says: 3D print

Posted at 2015-10-07T08:21:48Z relating to the show hpr1867 which was released on 2015-09-29 by Jon Kulp entitled The Lafayette Public Library Maker Space

Great program thanks.
Lutzbot is open hardware the otherone I think not.
Stl files as far as I know are not editable (binaries) problem of open washing in websites. Original CAD not available. Use freeCAD to do more.
Magnet: use a tight tolerance to go in but use a larger chamber inside.


kdmurray says: SSH Passwords

Posted at 2015-10-06T18:45:32Z relating to the show hpr1870 which was released on 2015-10-02 by Ahuka entitled 19 - Home SSH Server, from a series on Privacy and Security

Just a quick clarification on a point made just after the 14m mark with regards to remote login to the SSH server from the Internet. Ahuka makes the comment that "you're transmitting the password in the clear."

According to the SSH man page all communications between the client and server, including password verification, are done using public key encryption.

"Finally, if other authentication methods fail, ssh prompts the user for a password. The password is sent to the remote host for checking; however, since all communications are encrypted, the password cannot be seen by someone listening on the network."

When using an open and (possibly hostile network) something to keep in mind is to watch for the warning that the server's certificate fingerprint has changed. If this comes up for a server you use regularly be very, very suspicious.

Love hearing about the security stuff. Keep it going! :)


Dave Morriss says: DEC-LN03

Posted at 2015-10-06T15:03:47Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Thanks Turtle,

I had not got as far as checking drivers and manuals. Very useful.

From my initial researches I wasn't sure whether a serial adapter could drive the printer. I don't know if it needs flow-control for example. However, I shall continue to investigate.

I also have a 132-column matrix printer somewhere in the attic, but I think it has a Centronics parallel connector, so I suspect that could be challenge to get working!


turtle says:

Posted at 2015-10-05T18:35:31Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Nice show.
Here is a Cups ppd for the DEC LN03
https://www.openprinting.org/printer/DEC/DEC-LN03
Here is the manual for it http://vt100.net/docs/0ln03-ug/
All you need is a usb to serial adapter. Looking forward to hearing about getting it running and putting that on the pi with the other printer.
Cheers
Turtle


combiner says:

Posted at 2015-10-05T16:53:29Z relating to the show hpr1866 which was released on 2015-09-28 by Quvmoh entitled An awkward talk with two young computer users

Yeah, It's not awkward. It's just as natural as a podcast can be and a real bliss. Please keep it up. Someone in the Urals is waiting for more stuff like this.


tom_len says: automatize login from command line

Posted at 2015-10-01T20:00:12Z relating to the show hpr1848 which was released on 2015-09-02 by Frank Bell entitled Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser

Hi, I just discovered this tool, w3m, and I was wondering if it could be possible to access to a page that requires login and password. i need it to be done automatically from commandline (i.e I wouldnt be pressing any keys, it's a headless server). Do you know if that's possible? I would need to grab some text, but once logged in (the url once in remains the same: https://www.paket.de/pkp/appmanager/pkp/desktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pkp_portal_page_start). Thanks in advance


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-09-28T21:57:05Z relating to the show hpr1866 which was released on 2015-09-28 by Quvmoh entitled An awkward talk with two young computer users

Absolutely delightful!


Ken Fallon says: I just enabled a load of these

Posted at 2015-09-28T19:46:35Z relating to the show hpr1862 which was released on 2015-09-22 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 1

Hi Geddes,

I just re-enabled a load of these. I didn't bother before as I mostly did re-installs but then I realized that I could keep my config in my home dir so it would move with me.

Excellent reading and a great idea.

Ken.


Rob Blaine says: Blather and RSI

Posted at 2015-09-28T19:35:10Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon, seems as though not enough people recognize the potential for programs like Blather. Thanks for the encouragement - I discovered some years ago via the net that retraining was the key to recovery (despite neurologists claiming I'd never perform again) ........a very slow process, but definitely worth my while. I hope your surgery / injury improves with time, though I can imagine an amount of wrist pain is inevitable. Keep up the good work with Blather.......Thanks again!


droops says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-09-28T04:18:26Z relating to the show hpr1874 which was released on 2015-10-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Droops

Thank you again Ken for keeping all of this together and thank you to everyone who has recorded and episode and truly been a part of the HPR community. It would not exist without you.


Jon Kulp says: Blather

Posted at 2015-09-27T22:40:51Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Rob, thanks for the message, it's so great to hear about someone else using Blather to make life easier, although I'm very sorry to hear about your injury. If it's any consolation, one of my colleagues here at the University suffered from focal dystonia and seems to have made a complete recovery and is performing again all the time on the violin.


Rob Blaine says: Blather works great!

Posted at 2015-09-27T12:29:01Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon

Just a word of thanks for all your scripts and debian installation script for Blather. I'm a musician making use of Blather to reduce the number of hours spent using my hands on a keyboard and trackball. I also have a repetitive injury called hand dystonia, so I can definitely empathise with RSI sufferers. Your scripts are great help! - Best regards Rob.


Dave Morriss says: Remote scanning, etc

Posted at 2015-09-27T10:51:01Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Thanks Jon,

I like that routers can run printers like this, but suspect the features are limited. I have plans to experiment with CUPS, perhaps configuring other queues for different sized stationery for example. I also have a very old DEC LN03 monochrome laser printer, circa 1987, which I'd like to hook up if it still works. It needs a serial connection though, so that should be fun :-)

The scanning capability is good to have and has been used more than I would have expected. Quality is not particularly high, but it's good enough for most purposes.


Mike Ray says: Transistors

Posted at 2015-09-26T14:20:34Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Sadly some of the 'old friend' through-hole mounting transistors are beginning to disappear or at least be very hard to find. And those that are still there are rising in price, I guess to reflect the smaller numbers in which they are made. It's getting almost impossible to find the good old 2N3819 MOSFET I used to use to make oscillators, and even work-horses like the BC107/8/9 transistors are getting ridiculously expensive over here in the UK.

Anybody remember scraping the paint off of the body of an OCR45 to make a photo-transistor?


NYbill says: Transitors

Posted at 2015-09-25T09:59:46Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Thanks Mirwi,

I started with a MOSFET but it wasn't doing what I wanted. So, I experimented with the transistors I had on hand and chose the one that worked best for me.

However, I can't remember if I went into detail about the part change between episode 1 and 2.

Thanks for the clarification. You know, an episode on the finer points of transistors might make a fine HPR. ;)




mirwi says: Splitting hair...

Posted at 2015-09-24T19:03:00Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

I agree on "old friends" for the 2N3904 and 2N2222. However, I can't resist to add that these are, unlike the 2N7000, not MOSFETS but NPN BJTs (bipolar junction transistors). With the point being that BJTs need some amount of control current at the base in contrast to the virtually zero current at the gate of a MOSFET. Judging from the linked pictures, you have compensated for that by using a bigger capacitor to get to the desired turn on time.
In any case, thanks a lot for sharing this journey.

Regards,
Michael


Michael says: You got my european mind.

Posted at 2015-09-24T18:31:17Z relating to the show hpr1857 which was released on 2015-09-15 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Adventures In Coffee, from a series on Coffee

Congrats, you got me for a (long) moment. Water at 200 degree - hu? After it finally dawned on me, I consulted an online converter to learn that 200°F means 93.3°C, which made a lot more sense to me... :-)

Otherwise I second Gabriel above. Thanks for the show!


Jon Kulp says: Whoa remote scanning!

Posted at 2015-09-24T10:32:02Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Very cool, Dave! I've got an old printer on the network too, but hooked up to my goodwill router via usb. Advantage of using a RasPi instead is the remote scanning. I never even knew that was possible at all, thought you always had to hook up with USB to scan stuff. Then again I never really thought about it that much. Usually I walk over to the University Library to do my scanning b/c they have awesome scanners for public use. Thanks for another great episode.


Jon Kulp says: Probably still will not switch to KDE, but...

Posted at 2015-09-23T16:25:05Z relating to the show hpr1863 which was released on 2015-09-23 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 2

I really enjoyed both of these episodes about tweaking KDE, although I will probably still not adopt the desktop myself. This also is a pretty good idea to read old magazine articles that are still of current interest as hpr episodes, with some intro up front, as long as it doesn't run afoul of any licensing.


Kevin O'Brien says: Thank you

Posted at 2015-09-20T23:24:47Z relating to the show hpr1850 which was released on 2015-09-04 by Ahuka entitled 18 - ssh Introduction, from a series on Privacy and Security

I'm glad you enjoyed this introductory episode. I have recorded and uploaded several more, and I am not done. And Klaatu has also sent in an ssh show, so there is plenty to go around.


Dave Morriss says: I enjoyed this a lot

Posted at 2015-09-18T09:07:00Z relating to the show hpr1857 which was released on 2015-09-15 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Adventures In Coffee, from a series on Coffee

I liked the relaxed style and the detailed content.

I have not used my french presses (or cafetières as we prefer to call them) for a while, I prefer to use my moka pot and brew a large strong coffee every morning. After listening to this I had a craving for coffee, so made some with some with Kenya medium ground I had all but abandoned in the freezer.

It was great, but that's double my normal daily intake. Thanks!


Mike Ray says: Welcome return

Posted at 2015-09-17T13:43:39Z relating to the show hpr1859 which was released on 2015-09-17 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI, from a series on Programming 101

Great episode Gabriel and great to see you back with more bare-metal programming.

Looking forward to episodes about sound rendering on the GPU


Gabriel Evenfire says: A nice episode even for non-coffee people

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:46:22Z relating to the show hpr1857 which was released on 2015-09-15 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Adventures In Coffee, from a series on Coffee

I am not a coffee person. I've tried. I can't seem to acquire the taste. Definitely prefer teas. But it was nevertheless entertaining to hear the process you go through. I've heard people talk (rave actually) about "french presses" before, but never had a clue as to why they were useful. Hearing the process, I can start to imagine why. Thanks for the show!


Gabriel Evenfire says: I always look forward to your shows...

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:38:11Z relating to the show hpr1847 which was released on 2015-09-01 by sigflup entitled Client Side C- WTF Is Wrong With You?

I always look forward to your shows sigflup, because I know there will be some really unusual technical material in them. This one is no exception.

I've never heard of emscripten before, but I'm going to have to look into this. It reminds me of a project a while back to compile C code using gcc to MIPS assembly that would run on a MIPS interpreter in Java. (Someone billed it as a way to compile C programs that would never buffer overflow. Not exactly accurate, but the buffer overflows would never corrupt the interpreter's stack.)


Gabriel Evenfire says: Identity file

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:31:38Z relating to the show hpr1856 which was released on 2015-09-14 by klaatu entitled ssh config

I'm curious if, from your example, you are creating separate identity files for each host. I imagine not, but it's a possibility I'd never considered before. I suppose it doesn't provide that much more security insofar as if someone can read one of your private keys from .ssh/ they can read all of them. But it does make me think.

For my part I have this ruby script to run ssh w/ shorthands to the different identities and accounts in our internal machines. This show is prompting me to do it the right way. (especially insofar as it will work with scp, sftp, and scripts that use them)

Thanks for the show. I'm enjoying that people are starting break open the tools other than the "blade" in this ssh swiss army knife.


Gabriel Evenfire says: This could be a very fruitful series.

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:21:29Z relating to the show hpr1850 which was released on 2015-09-04 by Ahuka entitled 18 - ssh Introduction, from a series on Privacy and Security

ssh is one of those swiss army knives that most people just use for the blade. I'm looking forward to seeing where this is going. There's a lot of potential uses to cover. Klaatu already added an episode talking about ssh_config and there are lots of useful shortcuts one can include from that alone. So, I hope that more people (including you Ahuka) keep this going.

As always, thank you for a great show!


NYbill says: Ha, thanks Mike.

Posted at 2015-09-16T21:48:21Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Yep, those old 2N's...

One of those, "If it ain’t broke, don't fix it." parts.


NYbill says: Thanks, Jon.

Posted at 2015-09-16T21:44:19Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Yea, that detour into 3D design and printing was interesting. A friend from our LUG, Jason, bought a 3D printer about 8 months ago. Asphere was interested in it and asked lots of questions. He then designed a part for one of his model rockets and asked if Jason could print it.

Before I knew it, Asphere bought his own 3D printer kit.

While designing my parts I asked Asphere, "Is this how it all starts? I'll want my own 3D printer soon." ;)


Mike Ray says: Hacking at it's best

Posted at 2015-09-16T17:42:51Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Great stuff. Hacking at it's best. Heard the names of some old friends too; 2N3904, 2N2222 :-)


Jon Kulp says: Thank you!

Posted at 2015-09-16T10:34:42Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Another amazing tale of ingenuity! Well done, Bill, I loved this episode. Especially enjoyed the inadvertent detour into CAD and 3d printing. Of course the process of designing and printing 3d model is good for another episode...


b-yeezi says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-09-15T15:07:16Z relating to the show hpr1856 which was released on 2015-09-14 by klaatu entitled ssh config

Thanks for this show. I immediately added a config file for the couple of accounts that I commonly use. The only that I added for security is to change the permissions of the file to 600 or 644. Keep up the great shows!


2BFrank says: Good points

Posted at 2015-09-15T13:47:10Z relating to the show hpr1837 which was released on 2015-08-18 by 2BFrank entitled Put an SSD in your Linux Box, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hi,

thanks for the clarifications. @noah: I've found different opinions on this, you make a good point. On the other hand, I have the impression that my system (6GB Ram) is swapping very little...

@0xf10e: Right, it's wear levelling not fragmentation. Thx for clearing that up!


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2015-09-14T07:14:15Z relating to the show hpr1856 which was released on 2015-09-14 by klaatu entitled ssh config

Nice intro to `~/.ssh/config`, klaatu.

The "protocol 2" option is the default for quite some time - as in "more than 10 yrs". I think the latest version of OpenSSH doesn't even compile with support for version 1 by default. At least the sshd.

Shortening hostnames comes really handy in cases like " web-frontend.fancy-example-corp.co.uk".
And there's also patterns matching like

Host *.fancy-example-corp.co.uk *.fancy-example-corp.com
Username joe-the-admin
identityfile ~/.ssh/work_rsa


Host web-frontend1.fancy-example-corp.co.uk
Port 56278

Host web-frontend1.fancy-example-corp.co.uk
Port 57427

This way you can group hosts with common options easily.


Aaronb483 says: great name for podcast

Posted at 2015-09-11T20:21:15Z relating to the show hpr1853 which was released on 2015-09-09 by Alpha32 entitled I < 3 Vista

I'm sure because of the name of your podcast, you probably got a lot of interest.


0xf10e says: portable version of OpenSSH

Posted at 2015-09-10T07:04:53Z relating to the show hpr1850 which was released on 2015-09-04 by Ahuka entitled 18 - ssh Introduction, from a series on Privacy and Security

Actually the portable version of OpenSSH is needed on every platform other than OpenBSD, not just not-unixoid ones ;)



FiftyOneFithty says: Thanks for conpairing Zoom and Tascam

Posted at 2015-09-09T06:49:16Z relating to the show hpr1739 which was released on 2015-04-02 by lostnbronx entitled Theater of the Imagination: Part 07, from a series on THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION

This ep came to mind recently when I was asked to forward the HPR H1 to another listener. I'd been looking for an excuse to by a recorder for myself, and the Tascam DR-05 came up in the same search as the Zoom H1. It's probably apples to oranges, but LnB, your preference for the Zoom tipped the balance.


NYbill says: Electronics videos.

Posted at 2015-09-08T21:23:26Z relating to the show hpr1851 which was released on 2015-09-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I heard you say you discovered MJLorton on Youtube, Ken. I've seen most of his videos. Here are two more presenters I follow. I've seen them all. There goes your next 2 months... :P

eevblog
thesignalpath

EDIT: Well, Akismet won't let me post the URL's. So, for anyone interested you'll just have to run the above two names through your favourite search engine.


Dave Morriss says: Markdown etc.

Posted at 2015-09-08T20:50:50Z relating to the show hpr1851 which was released on 2015-09-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

If HPR contributors took to the idea of submitting Markdown notes I think that would be a tremendous leap forward.

I imagine there would still need to be a human intervention step, though a much simplified one and this could include things like a consistency check if it was thought necessary.

I admire your dedication to the Community News. It was good to have three stooges on the episode this month rather than the usual two.

Personally, I'd visualised Pushd, Popd and Dirs as a sort of (comedy) legal firm ...


Mike Ray says: Markdown show notes

Posted at 2015-09-07T14:33:23Z relating to the show hpr1851 which was released on 2015-09-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Listended to Larry, Mo and Curly do the community news last night. I was sitting with my finger hovering over the button as the clock round to 01:: AM so I could download it (I need to get out more).

Markdown show notes are a great idea. I think Markdown is the best thing since sliced bread. But, how do you propose to keep the look of show notes consistent? I'm thinking in particular of heading levels.

I have to admit to being a bit anal when it comes to consistency. Maybe others are not so much so.

PS: Pushd, Popd and Dirs sounds like the latest boy band.


davidWHITMAN says: Damn You!

Posted at 2015-09-07T13:44:10Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

These good buys that NY Bill keeps bringing up are causing me to spend $.
I bought 2 of the X-61 (and love them) and now this!
Actually need the ability to test capacitors. This can save a bundle! Just ask Flying Rich who lost a bundle.
dw


folky says: It depends

Posted at 2015-09-07T07:09:49Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

It depends on the language and the recording quality.
Germanspeaking podcast go between 1.5-2.0, swedishspeaking between 1.5 and 1.8 and english between 1.0 and 1.5 but mostly 1.3.
Musicpodcasts always are going by 1.0.


Mike Ray says: PL2303 USB-toRS232 and UT6?

Posted at 2015-09-03T17:21:45Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

I'm happy to report that my software works with the meter plugged in to a PL2303 USB to serial adaptor. So either the opto-couplers are being powered somehow else or I have the termio set-up right, or there is some other magic about the adaptor. I didn't think these things supported the hardware handshaking pins.


Dave Morriss says: Very useful

Posted at 2015-09-03T13:16:37Z relating to the show hpr1834 which was released on 2015-08-13 by Jon Kulp entitled Password Cards, from a series on Privacy and Security

The password card idea is really good. I'd never come across it before.

I also didn't know about pwgen. I used to use a tool called apg at my work but that was in the days when an 8-character alphanumeric password was regarded as highly secure.

Thanks for the ambient sounds of birdsong in this episode by the way :-)


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-09-02T20:14:30Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Here is the USB connector, Mike. It says it will work with UT61?. And I see UT60? is listed. I think they are using that question mark like an asterisks.

http://tinyurl.com/p5vm7nx

Its cheap enough. Maybe I'll throw one in the cart on the next Amazon order and see if I can get the UNIT software working with WINE.

/me wonders if Ken or Dave is reading all this in a Community News. Lets be verbose. :P


folky says: Thank you

Posted at 2015-09-02T13:49:27Z relating to the show hpr1841 which was released on 2015-08-24 by folky entitled My way into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thank you for your kind welcome, Windigo!
But it wasn't Berlin I lived in, instead a small town not far from the Baltic Sea.
I already have ideas for more episodes. We will see when I have the time and if I dare to record my own voice.


Mike Ray says: Unit-T meters and serial ports

Posted at 2015-09-02T13:06:23Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Having written the first comment I took another look online and found some stuff about the standard DMM chip used inside this meter and all (I think) of the Unit-T meters.

The only problem I think might be the serial port. I am not sure yet whether it will work with either a PL2303 or FTDI USB to serial adaptor since the client software needs to raise either CTS or RTS, or both, to power the opto-couplers in the lead.

If Unit-T sell a USB to meter adaptor lead I'd like to know where to get one.

I particularly like the RMS feature, which you mentioned in the show is uncommon in such a cheap meter.

I'm jealous of your ability to add the timeout power modification though. Could have done that when I could see but not now.

Forever leaving my meters switched on and flattening batteries.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-09-01T23:09:53Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Thanks for the kind words, Mike.

That is just an episode I felt like doing because I felt I was a bit harsh on the UNI-T meters. You do get a lot of "bang for your buck" with those units.

And yes, this one has the serial to opto-coupled connector as well. Who has a serial port these days anyway?

I did see they sell a connector that will go to USB for sale. But, as I said in the episode, I don't really feel a need for that feature anyway. However, I'm sure some do.

And yes, if you could get one of these meters going text to speech, that is an episode I'd like to hear.


Mike Ray says: Uni-T Meters

Posted at 2015-09-01T18:09:20Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Great episodes on the Uni-T multimeters.

I have a UT60A, which has an opto-isolated serial port. Sadly the software that comes with it is totally inaccessible to someone who, like me, can't see.

So I've been writing my own to run on Linux.

Admittedly I started this a few years ago and did some initial work on reverse-engineering the protocol, which I can't find documented anywhere.

Hearing these episodes I was prodded into resurrecting the code and completing it.

I have another multimeter which actually talks which is what stopped me completing the project once before.

I think the UT60E, and possibly other models like your UT61E have similar ports and probably have serial ports also.

It's an impressive range of meters given the price.

When I have something completed and talking I'll stick it on the web and do a show.

It would be good to get Blather to respond by making a measurement and reading it out aloud.


Windigo says: Great first episode!

Posted at 2015-08-31T21:34:46Z relating to the show hpr1841 which was released on 2015-08-24 by folky entitled My way into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I'm always a fan of "How I Found Linux" episodes, but not many have taken me to Eastern Berlin first!

A fascinating story, and hopefully the first of many episodes. Welcome to HPR! :)


Kevin O'Brien says: Agree with Mike

Posted at 2015-08-31T18:26:00Z relating to the show hpr1844 which was released on 2015-08-27 by Jon Kulp entitled The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

I agree with Mike, I also find Jon Kulp's shows very good.


Jon Kulp says: Open Goldberg!

Posted at 2015-08-30T20:32:15Z relating to the show hpr1844 which was released on 2015-08-27 by Jon Kulp entitled The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

Thanks so much for the nice comments, Mike. Regarding the bumper music, I got it from the Open Goldberg Variations. Wonderful performance and completely free to download and share.


Mike Ray says: Quality

Posted at 2015-08-29T15:48:14Z relating to the show hpr1844 which was released on 2015-08-27 by Jon Kulp entitled The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

I loved this show, as I do all of John's shows. The words 'this is John Kulp in Lafayette Lousiana' is always a guarantee of quality.

The Marantz sound recorder sounds like a very nice piece of kit, and the sound quality was superb. Pity about the Compact Flash media.

And the harpsichord music break was very pleasant


Dave Morriss says: Maybe obsolescent or outmoded

Posted at 2015-08-28T11:49:33Z relating to the show hpr1843 which was released on 2015-08-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

As I said in the episode, I use these less than I used to, though I do still use them.

cd , cd- and cd only let you move between a given directory, the previous one and $HOME, whereas pushd and popd let you manipulate a much larger collection of directories.

If I'm connecting to a remote VPS or something I might do this:

pushd -n ~/Community_News/; pushd -n ~/Database/; pushd -n ~/IA/; pushd -n ~/content_cleaning/
dirs -v
0 ~
1 ~/content_cleaning/
2 ~/IA/
3 ~/Database/
4 ~/Community_News/

(note the '~/' at the start to make these absolute paths)

Then I might hop around between directories with for example:

pushd +4

Even this has been largely superseded by screen and tmux, I will admit.

I'm probably just old-fashioned :-)


Ken Fallon says: Obsolete ?

Posted at 2015-08-27T06:40:23Z relating to the show hpr1843 which was released on 2015-08-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Dave,

I could never get my head around these commands, and your show has clarified them for me.

I have never been able to get a use case for this, that cannot be done using

cd -

That jumps you back to the previous directory. Running it again brings you back to where you started.

Ken.


Mike Ray says: We're doomed I tell eee

Posted at 2015-08-25T20:00:59Z relating to the show hpr1842 which was released on 2015-08-25 by FiftyOneFifty entitled TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably), from a series on Tit Radio

I think I'll just make myself a tin-foil hat and sit in the cupboard under the stairs.

Just wait till they start cracking train and bus systems


0xf10e says: Re: Car Malware

Posted at 2015-08-25T19:19:48Z relating to the show hpr1842 which was released on 2015-08-25 by FiftyOneFifty entitled TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably), from a series on Tit Radio

I'm expecting more ransom ware "bricking" cars than causing accidents.
1st week: "windscreen wipers and air conditioning are disabled until you pay 5 bitcoins"
2nd week: "speed is limited to 30mph until you pay 10 bitcoins"
3rd week: "your car won't start until you pay 20 bitcoins"

Way less incentive for law enforcement to come after them when they go for people's money instead of everyones safety.


noah says: minimizing writes

Posted at 2015-08-21T16:44:46Z relating to the show hpr1837 which was released on 2015-08-18 by 2BFrank entitled Put an SSD in your Linux Box, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I just want to take a quick moment to disagree with your recommendation to put swap and/or /var on a traditional spinning disk in order to limit writes to your SSD. Yes, doing so may ultimately increase the expected lifetime of the drive, but you're missing out on the greatest benefits of the SSD by doing so. SSDs are extremely fast for random access patterns, but for sequential operations (such as reading or writing large files) they aren't significantly faster than spinning disks. The parts of your system that perform the most random access operations are likely to be swap and /var. Speeding up swap is quite possibly the single best application for an SSD in a linux system.


Beeza says: Geekdom At Its Very Best

Posted at 2015-08-20T21:32:29Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

This episode shows precisely why non-geeks think that geeks are weird, while giving us geeks a nice warm glow.

Yes, you could buy an alarm clock for pennies, but where would the fun and sense of achievement be in that?

I once found myself in a hotel room without my phone or any other kind of alarm. I HAD to be up early to make an important meeting. My solution was to create a simple MS Access application (it was a company laptop) to poll the system clock until it reached 0530, then just repeatedly trigger the "beep". It took all of 5 minutes to code and test.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-08-20T15:46:17Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

I think the next logical step here is to enter the desired wakeup time into the Mini9 via clockwork.


Dave Morriss says: I wouldn't have done it that way...

Posted at 2015-08-19T16:20:57Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

A fine, entertaining show, Sir!

I didn't twitch excessively. I wasn't wild about the multiple 'sleep' solution, but then neither were you.

I thought the use of 'at' was great.

Back around 2005 I wrote a thing for my work (as a Sysadmin at a university) that allowed people to request migration of their mailboxes from a Unix mail system to Exchange by sending an email to a particular server. It slurped their mail out of one system and into the other using IMAP, but I didn't want there to be more than about 4 'slurp' jobs running at once because IMAP is not efficient.

Anyway, long story short, I used 'at' to schedule the work and to avoid bottlenecks. Supreme lash-up but it worked :-)

Yours was a perfect hacker story. Thanks!


Jon Kulp says: The Very Essence

Posted at 2015-08-19T10:28:33Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

Windigo, I salute you. In this episode you have captured the spirit, The Very Essence of HPR. Either that or you were just trying to see if you could make Dave Morriss twitch enough to send shockwaves across the ocean and feel them over here. All of us listening I'm sure were shouting suggestions at our audio players but every last one of them would have drained the Awesome out of your alarm system. I see no bugs here...


NYbill says: maybe some day...

Posted at 2015-08-18T23:45:07Z relating to the show hpr1836 which was released on 2015-08-17 by NYbill entitled The Statusnet Shuffle

Ah, I never thought of it that way. Even if its not a 'published blog' at least you'll keep your notes safe.

...this method would make for a good HPR episode, 0xf10e. ;)

No pressure. :P


0xf10e says: correction on TRIM

Posted at 2015-08-18T08:30:46Z relating to the show hpr1837 which was released on 2015-08-18 by 2BFrank entitled Put an SSD in your Linux Box, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hey there, little correction on ATA TRIM: Fragmentation of files isn't the problem on SSDs but the SSD's controller needs to know which blocks it can reuse for leveling out the wear on the flash cells. As the SSD knows nothing about the FS it's storing data for it only can swap out blocks when they're overwritten at once.
UNLESS of course when the OS tells the SSD "I just freed those (logical) blocks, do whatever you want to them". This why the SSDs controller can add those blocks to its free-list and reallocate the underlying flash-cell as soon as all logical blocks are freed - or remap the leftover logical blocks to free the rest of the flash-cell.

Oops, got a little long, didn't IR? ^^"


Windigo says: Normal - 1.5x

Posted at 2015-08-17T18:42:04Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

I've started speeding up my [aud/pod]casts at work, and I keep it to 1.5x, although I've heard there are some who go as far as 2x.


Dave Morriss says: Excellent episode

Posted at 2015-08-17T18:04:55Z relating to the show hpr1832 which was released on 2015-08-11 by b-yeezi entitled Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc

This was a great episode.

I use Markdown and Pandoc myself for all my HPR episodes, though I have not yet moved away from AsciiDoc when writing my own project notes and similar.

A while ago, I had been looking for the best lightweight markup format and was very happy to find Markdown. Then I found Pandoc and very much appreciated its extensions and huge range of features.

Thanks for your great overview.


0xf10e says: you should put up some VPS based blog ;)

Posted at 2015-08-17T16:47:10Z relating to the show hpr1836 which was released on 2015-08-17 by NYbill entitled The Statusnet Shuffle

Something where you push markdown or rst to a Git or mercurial repository.
This way it's harder to lose the content as you have it in at least two places.


NYbill says: Sorry I'm late...

Posted at 2015-08-15T13:06:39Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Sorry I'm quite late to these comments, guys. I bought that rig via Micro Center, Pokey. You've probably bought something by now. But, just in case anyone reads this in the future, New Egg, Tiger Direct, The Lenovo Outlet, and The Dell Outlet also sell referbs.

And thanks for the kind words, Charles in NJ. Yea, I'm always hacking on something. Its fun to blab about the projects on HPR as well.

(Yes, this is me getting better at checking comments. Its only been about 9 months. Heh...)


Jon Kulp says: plus HTML as needed

Posted at 2015-08-12T11:16:31Z relating to the show hpr1832 which was released on 2015-08-11 by b-yeezi entitled Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc

Thanks I enjoyed this episode. One thing I would add is that whenever necessary you can freely add bits of HTML when the markdown syntax doesn't give you everything you need.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the insight

Posted at 2015-08-11T21:01:34Z relating to the show hpr1830 which was released on 2015-08-07 by Ken Fallon entitled How Holland Works: GreenWheels

I always find it fascinating to discover how other parts of the world do the things they do. This was good.

We have a "City Car" scheme here in Edinburgh, but I'm not sure if it's as sophisticated as the one you describe.

More please :-)


0xf10e says: thx, very useful

Posted at 2015-08-11T08:01:01Z relating to the show hpr1832 which was released on 2015-08-11 by b-yeezi entitled Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc

Nice episode, many little things I didn't know about markdown.

While I prefer ReStructuredText* over markdown (just like I prefer Mercurial/Python/Golang over Git/Perl/Java) I have to use it on Gitlab and Github.
So like I said, very useful.

*) and rst2pdf works w/o LaTeX ;)

PS: one of the words you were looking for is WYSIWYG - "what you see is what you get"


A Shadowy Figure says: Thanks, now I have a starting point

Posted at 2015-08-10T15:25:23Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

Thank you Jon, I very much find your contributions both entertaining and informative.
(royalty free) Music really isn't generally what I'd like to focus on, but rather some sort of ambiance for the background to add something to the entertainment value of the presentations. or even transitional segments that include a musical or some other form of non-vocal cue's between "thoughts"/ segments.
In essence, adding some "color" to the "audio" presentation. (think radiolab or This American Life, etc.)
I personally feel, adding these sorts of elements may encourage casual (hit and run) listeners to "tun in" again not only for the educational content, but for entrainment as well. Thanks again Jon


Kevin O'Brien says: 1.7x works for me

Posted at 2015-08-10T15:08:27Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

I routinely change the speed on all of my podcasts to 1.7x. so far, it hasn't really changed my ability to absorb background music. I think you just get used it.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feeedback

Posted at 2015-08-10T10:39:39Z relating to the show hpr1827 which was released on 2015-08-04 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make bread, from a series on Cooking

Thanks, the comments are most appreciated.

Charlie: I'd never thought of using such paper. I've used what's known as 'greaseproof paper' in the UK for cakes, but it's a pain to get it to fit neatly into tins.
I've never used the knead-only program on my bread maker, though I imagine that would be useful for making pizza dough for example.
Good luck with the ingredients.

Daniel: I'd like to hear about your sour dough bread making methods some time!


Jon Kulp says: 1.7x

Posted at 2015-08-10T01:40:09Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

That's how fast, although if music is actually the focus of the show I'll listen at original speed. I do this for The Bugcast, for example. Almost all other shows are 1.7x.


amp says: but it is not free software

Posted at 2015-08-08T22:37:25Z relating to the show hpr1810 which was released on 2015-07-10 by Ahuka entitled 17 - LastPass Hacked - What Does It Mean?, from a series on Privacy and Security

Free as in freedom. Would not be unethical?


Jon Kulp says: Cervantes Reader

Posted at 2015-08-08T01:02:37Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

thanks for the heads up on this. I have not heard of the Cervantes reader but it looks great. Doesn't look like I can easily get one in the United States, though.


Jon Kulp says: good catch (PDFs)

Posted at 2015-08-08T01:00:34Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

you're totally right, I forgot to mention this. This is probably because I don't really like to read PDFs even on this, although they are certainly much better on the DX than on the smaller Kindles. I put a few scholarly article PDFs on there as well as a couple of musical scores, and they're not bad, but I think a tablet is better for PDFs. I seem to recall that there were two or three options for viewing the PDFs, including cutting off all the white space around the text, which would be a huge help except for most of the articles I read have a tiny footer across the very bottom that completely ruins this feature.


cybergrue says: One thing you missed

Posted at 2015-08-07T16:31:12Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

Another good show Jon.
One thing about the Kindle DX that you missed is that it can display full size pdf documents without resizing them, or reflowing. It works great for technical pdfs, like scientific papers with embed graphics and graphs for example.
It can handle very large pdf documents but changing pages is very slowwww.

Also, it can display other formats as well, plain ASCII text for example.
On mine, there is an experimental features menu item that claims it can retrieve web pages (via cellular I think) I have never used this feature so I don't know if or how well it works.

The DX appears to have been an attempt at a professional version of the Kindle and appears to have features that were not on other kindles, which explains its price and short life.


Daniel Worth says: Great!

Posted at 2015-08-07T15:34:39Z relating to the show hpr1827 which was released on 2015-08-04 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make bread, from a series on Cooking

I make a lot of food from scratch. I also make sour dough bread. I love hearing about other peoples processed for cooking. You did a fantastic job on this episode!


Fweeb says: BQ Cervantes?

Posted at 2015-08-07T15:16:51Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

You mentioned that you were looking for an unaffiliated ereader. How about the BQ Cervantes[1]? It's a touch expensive, but it *is* unaffiliated and, as a bonus, the version I've linked to runs an open source stack. I don't have one, but I'm awfully tempted.

[1] http://store.bq.com/en/e-readers/cervantes


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-08-06T22:17:11Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

Thanks, pal. I thought I'd record an episode while I was doing a project. Talk about it as I go. My thought process, troubleshooting, etc...

Although, I felt the edit was a bit rough, I'm glad you liked it.


Jon Kulp says: Awesome

Posted at 2015-08-05T11:17:23Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

Bill! Amazing job on this show, probably my favorite one this year. Looking forward to hearing the second in the series.


Charlie Ebert says: Me.

Posted at 2015-08-04T00:54:52Z relating to the show hpr1827 which was released on 2015-08-04 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make bread, from a series on Cooking

Loved the episode. I use wax paper to cover my work and line the pan for baking
to keep the bread from sticking.
I have a couple of bread makers around as well but, don't use them for anything other than kneading the bread. They knead bread quite well and keep it at a slightly elevated temperature which is nice.
I will have to look around for some of your ingredients, assuming our FDA hasn't banned them.
Interesting show.
I also like watching Alien Bob from Slackware fame post his bread experiments on the web. He bakes also.


Anon says:

Posted at 2015-07-31T12:45:42Z relating to the show hpr1823 which was released on 2015-07-29 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS, Interview 2 of 2, from a series on Interviews

The sound quality is absolutely awful. Unbearable.


NYbill says: Thanks guys

Posted at 2015-07-27T21:53:09Z relating to the show hpr1817 which was released on 2015-07-21 by NYbill entitled Gathering Parts

Thanks CPrompt^. That must have been an interesting place to work. And there will be a follow up. I told you how I found the board layout online. So, there will be some etching too.

Good fun.

Yea, that idea did cross my mind, Ken. Do, an episode each for different components. We'll see if I get off my butt and do that.


Ken Fallon says: A series on Electronic Components

Posted at 2015-07-25T13:50:40Z relating to the show hpr1817 which was released on 2015-07-21 by NYbill entitled Gathering Parts

Hi NYBill,

While you might think this is obvious, this episode is a great practical tip for starting electronic projects.

Can I suggest that HPR listeners contribute a list of sites they use to get components and we can put that up on the gitlab repo and then sync it to the main HPR Website. eg

Location,Site, URI, Description
Worldwide, Deal Extreme,http://www.dx.com/, Electronics & Cheap Gadgets shipped slowly but for free.
NL,Conrad,http://www.conrad.nl/, Good quality but expensive Electronic components


Also I would love you or someone else to do a series on Electronics Components. This is a Resistor, they look like ..., they are used for ..., they cost about ...., there are the following types ...., etc etc.

Ken.


CPrompt^ says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-07-24T19:54:36Z relating to the show hpr1817 which was released on 2015-07-21 by NYbill entitled Gathering Parts

Loved the show NYBill! Definitely do an update so we (I) can here the result. Let us know what version of the pedal you went with too.

You might be interested in these guys too : http://www.mojotone.com/

I used to work for them a few years ago and they have some quality stuff. Nice kits that you can build on your own and such. Nice vintage style apps.

Thanks for the show!


John Corless says: Great

Posted at 2015-07-17T12:26:09Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Jon,

I agree with Dave. This was really enjoyable to listen to. The very informal nature of joining you on a walk to work (and hearing commentary about what you saw along the way) was at least as fun as the intended content on headphones, which was also good :). Thanks!

John


FiftyOneFifty says: I thought this was about the dikes

Posted at 2015-07-16T17:26:51Z relating to the show hpr1830 which was released on 2015-08-07 by Ken Fallon entitled How Holland Works: GreenWheels

Shoot, Ken, I thought this was going to be your long promised description of how the windmill and dike system worked.


windigo says: Re: Grumpyness

Posted at 2015-07-15T18:05:00Z relating to the show hpr1813 which was released on 2015-07-15 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking: surf, lightyears, and fbterm

I did *not* know about mplayer's fbdev option!

This sounds like a wonderful future project. Thanks for the heads up! :)


Dave Morriss says: Breathing

Posted at 2015-07-15T11:15:03Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Not heavy breathing, just breathing.

Didn't bother me. A change in breathing rate is what sometimes happens when humans walk and talk!


Jon Kulp says: Heavy Breathing

Posted at 2015-07-15T10:56:00Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Thanks Dave, I enjoyed recording this way but am not a fan of resultant heavy breathing. Planning to record brief outdoor episode today but I think I'll just go sit by the swamp or something.


Dave Morriss says: Loved the ambient sounds

Posted at 2015-07-15T10:01:15Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Hi Jon,

Very enjoyable. It was fun to be accompanying you on your walk. Thanks for the description of what was going on around you too.

Oh, and some of those headphones sounded interesting, as did the microphone.


0xf10e says: grumpyness

Posted at 2015-07-15T05:42:26Z relating to the show hpr1813 which was released on 2015-07-15 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking: surf, lightyears, and fbterm

You mean you get grumpy like a sysadmin or network operator when someone breaks their network? ;)

BTW, did you know mplayer has a 'fbdev' video output so you can play videos on the framebuffer, too?


Dave Morriss says: Notched cards and COBOL

Posted at 2015-07-13T21:44:55Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Mike,

Glad you liked the episode.

Your emergency show sounds like fun. My kids would have liked that when they were young. I'm sad we didn't think of something similar.

I had forgotten the layout of COBOL cards, but I only ever wrote about two programs in it, and that was just for amusement!


Mike Ray says: Punched cards in a box

Posted at 2015-07-13T17:17:25Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

Great stuff Dave.

In the emergency queue there's a show I did about a thing I made out of an empty cereal box, some of my mum's knitting needles and some punched cards when I was about 7, under the supervision of my brother who is more geeky than me.

It was like the thing you described. Pulling a knitting needle out of the box made a card drop out of the bottom that corresponded to the needle pulled out. I used bamboo skewers in the show version.

In COBOL I seem to remember the sequence numbers were in columns 1 to 6. Column 7 was an asterisk for a comment, a solidus for a continuation, or nothing.


Dave Morriss says: Control Data etc

Posted at 2015-07-13T15:43:36Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for the comment.

Yes, we got stuff punched up for free by the Data Preparation staff, though I did learn how to operate a card punch and how to prepare a program card to automate some stuff.

You should do an HPR show about your experiences!

Dave


Charlie Ebert says: hpr 1811 Dave Morriss

Posted at 2015-07-13T04:26:33Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

My father worked for Control Data.
I started coding in Fortran myself in 1975 post Vietnam.
I was very interested in hearing your experiences.
I felt envious there were people who didn't have to punch up their own software.
Charlie


Mike says: More, more

Posted at 2015-07-08T07:28:09Z relating to the show hpr1808 which was released on 2015-07-08 by David Whitman entitled David Whitman reads 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew' written by Robert W Service

Great. Can we have 'Ballads of a Cheechako' next?

I love the lines about the northern lights.


FiftyOneFifty says: Forbidden Planet

Posted at 2015-07-08T04:15:32Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

This ep reminded me of the theme from every SciFi film from the 50s, most notably the classic "The Forbidden Planet". I hope someone writes a script we can all lend our voices to and you can score.


FiftyOneFifty says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-07-08T04:10:33Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

This comment is belated, since I meant to be on the Community News for June. Jon, since you have pulled back the curtain, I will never be able to listen to music in quite the same way again. To think I nearly skipped over this ep, and only listened due to "politeness".


Kevin O'Brien says: Sorry I missed it

Posted at 2015-07-06T18:32:04Z relating to the show hpr1806 which was released on 2015-07-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I am listening to this show today, and I am sorry I missed it. But if you look at your up-loads you will see I cranked out 4 more shows over the weekend, so I hope I can be forgiven.

Also, you asked whether the material on my site (http://www.ahuka.com) it a transcript. Essentially it is. I always start by writing a page for my site, and then record the show pretty much by reading it. That said, I did ad lib a little bit, but it definitely serves the purpose of being a transcript (with screenshots!).


Kevin O'Brien says: Here you go!

Posted at 2015-07-04T23:44:01Z relating to the show hpr1800 which was released on 2015-06-26 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Video Subscriptions

- Alton Brown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7J0cDeX5eo02yAXwIvB1CQ
- Alton Brown Television: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfDNi1aEljAQ17mUrfUjkvg
- BBC Earth Unplugged: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwp5B-uDBy-fS4bDA0TEaw
- Braincraft: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt_t6FwNsqr3WWoL6dFqG9w
- Brain Stuff - How Stuff Works: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiefLm_nIz_gOH7XHbgpdCQ
- Candyrat Records: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJecdKUslHToOEpeuRGwXg
- David Brin: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtbMXq5siIn3l-u_HKbAmrw
- Computerphile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-y-6csu5WGm29I7JiwpnA
- Crash Course: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6b17PVsYBQ0ip5gyeme-Q
- Dan Carlin: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3RcjbuyF5M1U4R62zjE3hg
- Deep Sky Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-3ThNQmPmQSQL_L6Lx1_w
- Don Ross: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRd5EO6FvhIrqQnk0cscSDA
- FW Thinking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf7ZZpBsuTxnQgy1TKbTIw
- Hana Malhas: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpoMVaoVRf3Xvf10_EIZKrg
- Healthcare Triage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabaQPYxxKepWUsEVQMT4Kw
- How Stuff Works: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa35qyNpnlZ_u8n9qoAZbMQ
- It's Okay To Be Smart: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4BNI0-FOK2dMXoFtViWHw
- Kurtz Gezagt - In A Nutshell: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q
- Mental Floss: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZ5qUqpW4hW4zdfuBxMSJA
- Minute Earth: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiYXex_fwgYDonaTcSIk6w
- Minute Physics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHW94eEFW7hkUMVaZz4eDg
- Monty Python: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm3CO6LPcN-Y7HIuyE0Rew
- NASA eClips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClF3aQw6CLDObNG4T9VPPnw
- nature video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7c8mE90qCtu11z47U0KErg
- Numberphile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoxcjq-8xIDTYp3uz647V5A
- Objectivity: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwKon9qMt5YLVgQt1tvJKg
- Perioodic Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtESv1e7ntJaLJYKIO1FoYw
- Physics Girl: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7DdEm33SyaTDtWYGO2CwdA
- Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD Comics): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUL-pmhmDcZDwsA4cX2HO5w
- Science News: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBX5er6E37_yWB3gCM32p3g
- SciShow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZYTClx2T1of7BRZ86-8fow
- SciShow Space: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMePiHCWG4Vwqv3t7W9EFg
- Sixty Symbols: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBqzzvUBLCs8Y7Axb-jZew
- Smarter Every Day: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6107grRI4m0o2-emgoDnAA
- Space Frontier Org: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe_aC8RselByR6B2UMnprQA
- Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - How Stuff Works: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrOic-og4HzhleZqOq4L-A
- Takei's Take: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdU7LWHJbvi4QsIDoofsbNA
- The Hillywood Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuYRxRuTAtmeE2AiR5WWWHQ
- The Fab Faux: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsU8AeRj_497u2IMxVA6OcQ
- The Frugal Computer Guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbZ8wD6pmGb9qHqvx9M4YBw
- Veritasium: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHnyfMqiRRG1u-2MsSQLbXA
- Vlog Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGaVdbSav8xWuFWTadK6loA
- Vsauce: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nSFpj9HTCZ5t-N3Rm3-HA
- Welcome To Night Vale: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvuY59InDI3iKvopKT8PEw


Ken Fallon says: Links

Posted at 2015-06-29T13:44:35Z relating to the show hpr1800 which was released on 2015-06-26 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Video Subscriptions

Do you have a text file of the links to the shows ? Or the YouTube ID's ?


Jon Kulp says: Dragnet Fugue

Posted at 2015-06-28T23:33:06Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Alison, It's so nice to hear from you! Thanks for listening, and also thanks for the tip on that fugue. It never would have occurred to me to write a fugue on that subject. This fugue is kind of unusual inasmuch as each middle entry seems to be almost like a complete new exposition, except for the fact that the texture does not drop down to a single voice again. Certainly unusual to see all four voices do the subject in succession in the middle entries like this. Cool piece, though!



Tony Pelaez says: Google CL is broken

Posted at 2015-06-28T16:30:57Z relating to the show hpr1791 which was released on 2015-06-15 by Tony Pelaez entitled Organizing Photos with Bash, from a series on Bash Scripting

Unfortunately as of June 8th, Google CL is broken, so the upload to google photos no longer works. According to the developer's website this is likely not something that will be fixed. (Source: https://code.google.com/p/googlecl/)

Because of this and the feedback Dave provided, I am reworking parts of this script. If you are interested in following the changes, please keep an eye on the github gist where the changes will be posted.


Jon Kulp says: Enjoy pain?

Posted at 2015-06-24T11:27:01Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Glutton for punishment, eh?


Ken Fallon says: RSS feed

Posted at 2015-06-24T07:20:04Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Hi Jon,

Is there any chance of wrapping these in an RSS feed. It would be great to be able to automatically add them to my feed reader.

It would make an excellent little daily podcast.

Ken.


Dave Morriss says: Yay for Bash scripts!

Posted at 2015-06-23T21:40:25Z relating to the show hpr1791 which was released on 2015-06-15 by Tony Pelaez entitled Organizing Photos with Bash, from a series on Bash Scripting

Great idea for a show and a most interesting script.

I always like looking at other people's code; it gives an insight into how they think and solve problems, and there are often good ideas to make you consider how you'd solve a similar problem. I'm always looking for new and better ways of doing stuff.

I never use 'getopt' for example. It wasn't about when I first started using Unix and 'sh', so I always use the older 'getopts'. You have made me rethink this choice - thanks!

There are one or two parts of this script I don't quite understand so I have emailed you about them. This clunky comment system is not the best place to have such a dialogue.

More like this please!


Stilvoid says:

Posted at 2015-06-22T16:27:05Z relating to the show hpr1793 which was released on 2015-06-17 by Stilvoid entitled Some thoughts about the Go language

The more I play around with Go, the more I like it. I've been writing a fair bit of stuff in Go recently.

The latest is https://github.com/stilvoid/please/ which I wrote so I could talk to web APIs from shell scripts. Always good to have a reason to write some code :)

Ooh topic idea: how HTTP works.


Mike Ray says: Atonal music vs. Unrepresentative visual art

Posted at 2015-06-20T10:42:44Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

It's interesting that changes in visual art away from the purely representative to things like impressionist, expressionist, Dada-ism and pure abstract didn't raise the same kind of objections as atonal music. Although there was some bad feeling from the traditionalists to impressionism I think that was just the usual "old folks don't like change" type.

Does this mean that things that offend our ears are inherently more palpably painful than things we look at?


Jon Kulp says: Still Ugly

Posted at 2015-06-19T21:58:59Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Dave, agreed. While the 12-tone technique has a certain elegance and analytical appeal, it didn't substantially increase the acceptance of the music by the general public.


Dave Morriss says: Interesting lesson

Posted at 2015-06-19T19:58:17Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

I was aware of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern but have never found their music at all appealing, and have changed channels if they ever appeared on the radio. I feel I now have more of an insight into what they were trying to do, though sadly it hasn't made their music any more appealing.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the show

Posted at 2015-06-19T18:56:03Z relating to the show hpr1793 which was released on 2015-06-17 by Stilvoid entitled Some thoughts about the Go language

I was intrigued by what I heard of Go on 'FLOSS Weekly' last year and more recently on 'The Changelog' but I hadn't looked at it in detail yet.

Your episode motivated me to look deeper and I'm keen to try it out. Thanks for the useful links too.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-18T17:30:51Z relating to the show hpr1793 which was released on 2015-06-17 by Stilvoid entitled Some thoughts about the Go language

I completely understand mental blocks about thinking of a topic.

Welcome to HPR.


Kevin O'Brien says: Audited

Posted at 2015-06-17T17:49:15Z relating to the show hpr1780 which was released on 2015-05-29 by Ahuka entitled 16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update, from a series on Privacy and Security

Bear in mind that any answer is provisional and for the present time, but the fact that TrueCrypt has been audited and passed the audit is a big advantage in my book.


Frank says: Thanks for the suggestion

Posted at 2015-06-16T23:16:15Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Had broccoli tonight, with garlic, onions, mushrooms, bean curd seasoned with mild Hungarian paprika sauce, pepper, and "Italian spice."

Thanks for the suggestion. Think I could have cut the broccoli into smaller bits, but it was still good.


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2015-06-14T01:28:16Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I've learn not to turn the heat up when I thought I turned if off and then walk away from the stove.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-13T04:28:26Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Heh.

I did the opposite. I usually have skinless, boneless chicken breasts in the freezer. I thaw them partially, then slice them up.

And thanks. I am continually impressed by the eclectic taste of the HPR community. This really is a nice place to be.


Urugami says: Can it do this....

Posted at 2015-06-12T16:53:20Z relating to the show hpr1766 which was released on 2015-05-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Sox of Silence

I've been using the Truncate Silence function in Audacity to do this, since I was doing some editing of podcasts before listening, but didn't start speeding things up until I started using Podkicker with the Prestissimo plug-in. Accelerated listening has really helped me catch up with a 3-month backlog of podcasts. :)
Anyway, to the question... I played around with the sox silence command for a while, trying it out, and got it to work as you said, but what I could not do was to leave the leading silence alone. Man pages, help pages, reference pages, etc all assume you want to get rid of the leading silence, and show how to do that, but don't demonstrate how to skip the leading silence. Nothing I tried worked. Is that something you've tried to do?


Urugami says:

Posted at 2015-06-12T16:42:00Z relating to the show hpr1771 which was released on 2015-05-18 by Jon Kulp entitled Audacity: Label Tracks, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

Thanks for doing this show. I've been familiar with label tracks since I created my first one by accident many moons ago, but they never really lent themselves to what I've doing in Audacity since then. However, it seems they could help me when I start to digitize my cassette collection.


Urugami says:

Posted at 2015-06-12T16:37:01Z relating to the show hpr1774 which was released on 2015-05-21 by Jon Kulp entitled Router Hacking

This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time now, since my house is not set up to run wires everywhere.
I've been looking at the Gargoyle router mgmt software, based on OpenWRT, to flash onto my WRT54GL. When I'm setting up the home office, this will definitely be on the list of things to do


jezra says: chicken and woks

Posted at 2015-06-11T23:22:46Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

After visiting the local butcher for some boneless skinless chicken breast, I put the breast in the freezer. An hour or so later the chicken is quite firm but not frozen solid. The firmness allows me to cut long strips of chicken that are paper thin. om nom nom

If the wok is created by hammering, the hammer dents on the inside of the wok will allow the cook to push food farther up the side of the wok than on a smooth walled walk.

Loved the episode by the way. :)



Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-11T18:17:07Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

John: If you haven't eaten Hollandaise, you haven't eaten; it's a very simple blend of egg yolks, butter, and cayenne. It's quite laborious to make by hand and get the correct consistency.

It's traditionally associated with eggs benedict and asparagus, but is quite nice with broccoli. You can find a never-fail recipe at my blog.

Sadly, most of what you get in average restaurants--the ones I can afford, for example--comes out of a can.

Regarding bottoms, my wok has a flat area about 6" in diameter at the bottom, then curves smoothly upward on the sides. My stovetop is about waist-high, so I have no trouble managing it. Perhaps someday I'll spring for a round-bottomed wok at the local Asian Market.


Alison Chaiken says: TrueCrypt vs. GPG

Posted at 2015-06-11T03:39:18Z relating to the show hpr1780 which was released on 2015-05-29 by Ahuka entitled 16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks for this wonderful series. I've listened to them all, and, notably, installed K9-Mail and the encryption extension for Gmail after listening to that episode.

I missed listening to this episode why one might consider using TrueCrypt when GPG is under active development. What features does TC have that GPG lacks?


Dave Morriss says: Wok rings

Posted at 2015-06-10T21:54:57Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I have a ring but not like the one you describe. It's quite light and moves around and isn't stable on a gas hob like mine. No way would I leave a hot wok unattended on such a thing; I feel it would tip over.

The item you speak of would be great but wouldn't it raise the height of the wok somewhat? My gas hob is at work-top height, which is high for using a wok. When I have a lot of food in mine I need to stand on a stool to do some hearty stirring. I'm not particularly short but I reckon I'd feel dwarfed by such an arrangement!

So a flat-bottomed wok is a compromise for me - even though the sides don't get as hot as they should for true stir-frying.


Mike Ray says: Round-bttomed woks

Posted at 2015-06-10T21:27:32Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I think in some places you can get some kind of iron ring to stand on your gas burner so that a round-bottomed wok will stand properly.

I had one once which was really heavy, which it has to be if your going to violently slap the wok about the way the pros do.

Much better than a flat-bottomed wok


Dave Morriss says: Things not thinks

Posted at 2015-06-10T20:04:29Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I got so excited thinking about my next stir-fry recipe my ability to spell left me ...


Dave Morriss says: Thinks to stir-fry

Posted at 2015-06-10T20:01:40Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Great idea for an episode Frank.

I'm a great fan of Asian food and stir-fry a lot; I have been doing so for more than 30 years..

My basic vegetable stir-fry includes onions (cut vertically into "segments" and separated), sliced garlic, carrots and celery (both cut first diagonally then into julienne), broccoli, peppers, and button mushrooms. Cauliflower also works, as do brussels sprouts, cabbage and of course Chinese vegetables like Bok Choy. Then there are varieties of legumes like French beans, runner beans, beansprouts and the classic mangetout which are fantastic. The list goes on and on.

I like to use a standard steel wok with a flat bottom since it works best on my gas hob. One day I'll buy a new hob with a burner designed for a proper round-bottomed wok :-)

Anyway, thanks for the episode. It was great to hear.


Jon Kulp says: Hollandaise??

Posted at 2015-06-10T19:15:12Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Hollandaise?? What does that have to do with broccoli? I don't think I've ever even eaten hollandaise before!


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-10T14:40:49Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

. . . er, because I haven't figured out a way to stir-fry Hollandaise sauce?


Mike Ray says: And baby corns

Posted at 2015-06-10T13:41:52Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I was just thinking the same thing John. And what about baby corn-cobs?

Great episode. I love wok cooking.

I think a good long-handled wok shovel is also a must, especially for that authentic chinese kitchen noise :-)


Jon Kulp says: What about broccoli?

Posted at 2015-06-09T21:01:24Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Frank, but how could you possibly leave **broccoli** off your list of stir-fry-worthy vegetables?! Really enjoyed the episode.


Daniel Worth says: Fantastic

Posted at 2015-06-08T13:52:03Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

I really enjoyed the listening, examining and explanation about the theory. I hope you do much more of this.


Mike Ray says: Smashing the monopoly of commercial gadgetry

Posted at 2015-06-08T10:44:08Z relating to the show hpr1782 which was released on 2015-06-02 by kurakura entitled ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project, from a series on Accessibility

If sighted folks knew how much companies charge for similar portable gadgetry aimed at blind people they'd be shocked.

Companies always quote R&D costs of bringing a product to market for a very small market as the justification for charging $4000 for a portable Braille note-taker. Open Source and the hacker community are slowly going to crack this monopoly.

If I could still see to solder I would be building one of these.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-07T19:29:31Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Great listening for a Sunday afternoon.

It occurred to me that, in terms of rigidity of structure etc., the fugue might be the sonnet of music.


Stilvoid says: Seconded

Posted at 2015-06-07T07:37:22Z relating to the show hpr1783 which was released on 2015-06-03 by GNULinuxRTM entitled Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never.

Just listened to this and really enjoyed it. I'd love to hear you do more shows on things that frustrate you - very funny :D


0xf10e says: Entertaining episode!

Posted at 2015-06-06T20:04:19Z relating to the show hpr1783 which was released on 2015-06-03 by GNULinuxRTM entitled Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never.

I tell our few windows users an win7 installation takes a whole day because of all the updates to install…

In regards to cynical coworkers: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20111002

And dude, nice voice!
You should read SciFi stories for escapepod.org!


Jon Kulp says: Feature, not a bug

Posted at 2015-06-06T19:46:56Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

This is not a problem, you simply know what to call it now when you hear it. Impress your friends...


Ken Fallon says: Now I'm "seeing" this everythere

Posted at 2015-06-06T16:14:30Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Thanks Jon.

The only problem is now I'm seeing these techniques everywhere.


Jon Kulp says: Gaga Bach

Posted at 2015-06-04T18:52:07Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Robert! I didn't realize HPR was on your radar. I had planned to give you a heads-up about this episode to make sure you guys knew the Open WTC was being featured. Thanks for listening.

It's funny I never noticed Lady Gaga's quotation before. That's such a weird subject that it hardly sounds like Bach, especially done electronically like that. I see a striking similarity between the subject of the D-sharp minor fugue featured in this episode and the Lady Gaga fugue subject, but it may just be b/c of the p5 leap at the beginning and the minor mode.


Robert Douglass says: Lady Gaga - fan of Bach and the Well-Tempered Clavier

Posted at 2015-06-04T14:35:19Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

It's no coincidence that "artofcounterpoint" chose the Lady Gaga song "Bad Romance" to write a fugue upon. The song itself directly quotes Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Compare the theme of Fugue #24 in B-Minor to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I

(I've been told that the album release of the song doesn't have the same intro).

It's Bach! Lady Gaga starts her song off directly with Bach's theme.


Jon Kulp says: Open Scores

Posted at 2015-06-04T14:27:26Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Thanks Kevin. I agree about the scores, although you can get just about any public-domain scores for free in PDF format from the IMSLP website. The cool thing about these new scores is that you can get the source code and edit it. For example, near the end of the semester I grabbed the Musescore file for the fugue that I talked about in this episode and converted it to Lilypond code, then added a bunch of analytical markup in the code itself, things like text boxes, labels, and different colors for the noteheads to show where the fugue subject appeared, tell what key it had modulated to, etc. With the PDF the best that I could've done would be to scribble all over it. When you have access to the source code you can do this kind of analytical markup much more elegantly. I've also taken bits of these scores and use them to create the midi examples in my counterpoint book. Great projects all around by Kimiko Ishizaka!


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-06-04T11:44:00Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

I was really glad to see this in my feed today. I have backed all three of the projects Kimiko has done. As someone who performs music as well as listens, I think the open scores are just as important as the open recordings. Now I am waiting for the Chopin to be done.


Jon Kulp says: Updates Pain!

Posted at 2015-06-03T00:58:20Z relating to the show hpr1783 which was released on 2015-06-03 by GNULinuxRTM entitled Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never.

Hilarious tale of Windows updates pain. I remember it well but haven't had to deal with it in a few years. Awful. Apart from requiring endless reboots and breaking things, those updates always took FOREVER to run. Thanks for an interesting episode, looking forward to more.


Jon Kulp says: Awesome in Many Ways

Posted at 2015-06-02T17:22:33Z relating to the show hpr1782 which was released on 2015-06-02 by kurakura entitled ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project, from a series on Accessibility

It's hard to know where to begin to say how awesome this project is. It's brilliant in concept, effective in its execution, and it seems to be something that would really help visually-impaired users deal with text, especially when doing CODE, where you have to scroll through fiddly bits looking for curly braces, semicolons and the like. Apart from that, it's just really freaking cool. I encourage anyone who has not done so to go watch the video demonstrations. It's the kind of thing I would like to try to build myself just for the fun of it. Absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing, and please do more episodes for us!


Mike Ray says: Chorustext!

Posted at 2015-06-02T09:52:20Z relating to the show hpr1782 which was released on 2015-06-02 by kurakura entitled ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project, from a series on Accessibility

Sounds like a great project. I have one nagging question which sprang out at me when the sliders were mentioned...

What happens when the document is many hundreds of lines in length? do you need to move the line slider 0.000000001 millimetre to get to the next line? How does that work.

Overall sounds like an exciting project


Bob Evans says: Ad-Block Edge discontinued

Posted at 2015-06-01T23:44:46Z relating to the show hpr1728 which was released on 2015-03-18 by Fin entitled Requested Topic: Favourite Browser Extensions, from a series on Privacy and Security

Today I installed Ad-Block Edge and the mozilla.org download page said it would be discontinued on June 5, 2015.


FiftyOneFifty says: Single board options

Posted at 2015-06-01T18:43:14Z relating to the show hpr1774 which was released on 2015-05-21 by Jon Kulp entitled Router Hacking

This is more of a reply to Ken Fallon's comments on the Community News than to the original audio. Ken, the Banana Pi router, with four Ethernet ports, is I believe the only single board solution if you want to build a firewall (though I'm not aware that any of the firewall distros have been ported to ARM. Ken is right, most of the single board computers (with the exception of ODroid) drive the Ethernet port via the slower USB bus, and the only way to add another Ethernet port is to use a USB adapter anyway.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this update

Posted at 2015-05-29T19:58:49Z relating to the show hpr1780 which was released on 2015-05-29 by Ahuka entitled 16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks Ahuka,

I was not aware of the problems suffered by Werner Koch regarding the funding of GnuPG. As a frequent user of this software this situation seems lamentable. His donation page is at https://gnupg.org/donate/index.html


Dave Morriss says: Re: 1776

Posted at 2015-05-28T11:51:24Z relating to the show hpr1776 which was released on 2015-05-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 004, from a series on Vim Hints

I always thought that film was a bit silly myself :-)


inscius says:

Posted at 2015-05-28T09:42:58Z relating to the show hpr1777 which was released on 2015-05-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Magnatune Favourites

Thank you, DJ Andrew and DJ Dave.
Nice episode with great music. I am also Magnatune member and did not know of most of the artists you played.


Mark says: Wanted to try this before.

Posted at 2015-05-27T10:34:56Z relating to the show hpr1774 which was released on 2015-05-21 by Jon Kulp entitled Router Hacking

I had thought about flashing a router before, now Jon gave a few ideas as to why. So now I have a D-Link DIR-601 purchased at a garage sale to experiment with. So far the experience was good, taking only 10 seconds or less to flash dd-wrt on it. Looking forward to seeing what it can do. Thanks for the tip about using a router to connect a printer to the network. Now to find a router with USB connectivity as my old printer does not have that option.


thelovebug says: 1776

Posted at 2015-05-25T13:17:05Z relating to the show hpr1776 which was released on 2015-05-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 004, from a series on Vim Hints

Missed out on the chance of an Independence Day joke...


kdmurray says: A Good Start

Posted at 2015-05-25T07:12:52Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for the show. This was a good first look at some C basics that I haven't been exposed to since school.

I echo the call for more episodes in this series. You may yet make programmers of us all! :)


kdmurray says: Can't believe I've never seen this

Posted at 2015-05-25T07:10:36Z relating to the show hpr1771 which was released on 2015-05-18 by Jon Kulp entitled Audacity: Label Tracks, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

I've been using Audacity to edit podcasts and other audio for almost a decade and have never seen this feature. Thanks for sharing with us Jon!


kdmurray says: SonicPi Releases

Posted at 2015-05-25T07:08:15Z relating to the show hpr1775 which was released on 2015-05-22 by Steve Bickle entitled Sonic Pi

Great show. I\\\'d never heard of SonicPi before and have been messing around with it since I heard the episode.

It also looks like a Windows MSI version has become available since the episode was recorded.

Looking forward to hearing more music from the HPR community!


Epicanis says: I should do an episode nominating myself for an award...

Posted at 2015-05-23T02:52:24Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by Knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

...because based on this episode, I probably have the most ridiculously lame excuses (plural!) for not getting the three that I've got in progress finished and uploaded yet. The excuses presented here sound perfectly rational by comparison.



Jon Kulp says: Nope

Posted at 2015-05-21T21:53:38Z relating to the show hpr1769 which was released on 2015-05-14 by Jon Kulp entitled A Demonstration of Dictation Software on my Office Computer, from a series on Accessibility

Sadly, no. It is very proprietary. But there is no open source dictation software that I am aware of. I only have this on my office computer, provided to me by the university.


MoralVolcano says: Dragon?

Posted at 2015-05-21T03:10:01Z relating to the show hpr1769 which was released on 2015-05-14 by Jon Kulp entitled A Demonstration of Dictation Software on my Office Computer, from a series on Accessibility

Is Dragon Naturally Speaking open source?



Dave Morriss says: Very useful

Posted at 2015-05-18T10:12:46Z relating to the show hpr1771 which was released on 2015-05-18 by Jon Kulp entitled Audacity: Label Tracks, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

This was very useful, thanks.

I have used Audacity a moderate amount but hadn't noticed this feature. I have used labels for the last show I edited, which consisted of several pieces I wanted to join together. Being able to label them was very helpful, especially since some parts needed silence removal, and so on, and some did not.


Kete says:

Posted at 2015-05-16T01:52:34Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

I didn't think there was enough C, but I enjoyed the recording


Steve Smethurst says: Thanks, and more plase

Posted at 2015-05-14T18:22:08Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

I enjoyed the show and I will continue to listen if you continue the series. I studied some C years ago, but since got diverted into Perl, JavaScript and Python. Its nice to get close again to the silicon. Many of the basics; data types and flow control etc., are common to all C-like languages. My ears will pick up when you get into C specific topics like structs, memory allocation, pointers, etc. These things I remember to be specific to C, and are what made the language exciting for me, at that time.


sigflup says: Right awesome!

Posted at 2015-05-13T01:26:26Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

Right awesome, good show!


Mike Ray says: MIFOS, great initiative

Posted at 2015-05-12T09:39:21Z relating to the show hpr1767 which was released on 2015-05-12 by David Whitman entitled An interview with Ed Cable of the Mifos Initiative, from a series on Interviews

Good interview. And what a great initiative. I mean, why should the richest 2% be denied 'financial inclusion' in the developing world so that they too can join in the roller-coaster ride of boom and bust created by financiers and bankers creaming off the wealth in the good times and then blaming everybody else when things go titsup? :-p. Welcome to the wonderful world of global finance, developing world


Jon Kulp says: Haulin'

Posted at 2015-05-11T01:54:57Z relating to the show hpr1766 which was released on 2015-05-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Sox of Silence

okay so I was already listening to your episode at 1.5x speed and when you did the little demonstration to speed it up to 1.8 times it was really flying ha ha! I don't know what the actual speed would've been at that point (2.7x?) but I had to slow it back down to normal speed on my podcast app and listen again to get the true effect.

By the way I use Beyondpod with the Presto sound library and listen to nearly everything at 1.5x speed by simply adjusting the settings in the app. You can actually set a default playback speed for individual podcast feeds so that you always have the correct speed. I also listen at variable speed using Rockbox on my iPod fourth-gen. So I don't really need the variable speed to be built into the audio file, but I am intrigued by the silence truncation thing. Will definitely poke around with that a bit. Thanks for an interesting episode.


Jon Kulp says: I kinda see the resemblance...

Posted at 2015-05-10T10:47:49Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

That ship actually looks like it has some dissonance in it, such as the tritone between the C and the F♯ that I mentioned in the d7 chord the


FiftyOneFifty says: Explaining myself

Posted at 2015-05-10T00:13:00Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

The Klingon ship from the original Star Trek series was a class D7 battle cruiser http://www.ditl.org/Images/D/D7General1.jpg and you can still see the model still in use in the later series (Next Gen, DS9, Voyager).


Ken Fallon says: Blade Runner

Posted at 2015-05-08T16:21:42Z relating to the show hpr1762 which was released on 2015-05-05 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR Audio Book Club 10, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Tyrell: I want to see it work on a person. I want to see a negative before I provide you with a positive.
Deckard: What's that going to prove?
Tyrell: Indulge me.


Stilvoid says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-05-03T22:48:57Z relating to the show hpr1759 which was released on 2015-04-30 by Stilvoid entitled A brief review of Firefox OS

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking of doing a follow-up to this at some point as I'm still using Firefox as my main phone OS and there's an update due at the end of this month - I'll wait for that to come out. I'll definitely make sure to look into ebook apps.


Jon Kulp says: video demo: embedding table of contents in PDF

Posted at 2015-05-03T02:42:05Z relating to the show hpr1760 which was released on 2015-05-01 by Jon Kulp entitled pdftk: the PDF Toolkit

I made a screencast as a follow-up, showing the process of embedding bookmarks to make a table of contents: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5dv_02v0zzc


Jon Kulp says: Welcome Aboard

Posted at 2015-04-30T20:44:48Z relating to the show hpr1759 which was released on 2015-04-30 by Stilvoid entitled A brief review of Firefox OS

excellent job! I really enjoyed hearing about the Firefox OS and find it very intriguing. The fact that it runs in a web environment means that it's something I might actually be able to hack myself, since the main environment I know how to hack it is HTML. Also very nice audio quality. I will definitely look forward to hearing future episodes, and if you can say anything about eBook apps on the Firefox OS platform I would really be interested in hearing about that.


Cprompt^ says: Re: VCS

Posted at 2015-04-30T00:29:03Z relating to the show hpr1758 which was released on 2015-04-29 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff part 3

0xf10e,

Thanks. I actually just started using git for a lot of things including version control!

I don't code often but from now on, when I do, there will be git involved.


0xf10e says: VCS!

Posted at 2015-04-29T18:44:06Z relating to the show hpr1758 which was released on 2015-04-29 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff part 3

Dude, "Use versioning - everywhere!"

Seriously, just initialize a local hg/git/fossil repo and commit your stuff now and then. They say "commit early, commit often" but if you had made a commit before doing your modifications you could have gone back to a known good state with a single command.
Also moving stuff around is nicer as any copy/clone of the repo has the history of all the changesets. Merging can get a bit fiddly but having the history* is a nice addition to the comments every code is lacking ;)

*) of course, there's this problem…: http://xkcd.com/1296/


thelovebug says: Dmaj7

Posted at 2015-04-29T05:26:51Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

I found this incredibly interesting as a musician with virtually no formal training... I look forward to hearing more on the theory of chord progressions!

Thanks Jon!

Next: Major 7ths? Probably my favourite chord to (over)use.


Jon Kulp says: Ranger is phenomenal

Posted at 2015-04-29T01:59:14Z relating to the show hpr1756 which was released on 2015-04-27 by b-yeezi entitled Ranger File Manager

thanks for this rundown of Ranger! I've been using it for a couple of days and I'm blown away by the instant preview of every file. I've installed it on 3 machines where I only use ssh to work on em, so this is going to ease navigation on those considerably. Also love being able to use the familiar vim navigation and editing keystrokes yy and pp and so forth. Awesome!


Dave Morriss says: Re: exitcodes

Posted at 2015-04-28T21:53:42Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks 0xf10e,

I guess I'm easily confused :-)

You make some good points. I've worked on (old, obsolete) mainframe operating systems where the exit code was caught and turned into a text message, and it was possible to write and register your own "Message Text Module" for your own application. I thought that was a good design.


0xf10e says: exitcodes

Posted at 2015-04-28T17:18:30Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Only 0 being true in shell is due to 0 being the "everything is fine" exitcode in UNIX.
Everything else signals some kind of error. Which exitcode correlates to which error depends AFAIK on the command. But you can make your tools scripting friendly by exiting w/ 1 on invalid input, 2 on invalid configuration and so on.
When you stick to values of 2^x you can even AND them and fill up all 8bits I think an exitcode can have! ;)


Dave Morriss says: Re: epub

Posted at 2015-04-28T15:35:53Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks Bill,

The epub notes need work, I know. I have not yet done a comprehensive look at how different readers render them.

As soon as I can I plan to follow Jon Kulp's lead and build them with some of the tools he recommends rather than with pandoc, which I'm using now.


Bill Ricker says: epub

Posted at 2015-04-28T15:02:44Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Nice podcast. The experimental epub long notes is a great idea. Constructive feedback : The code segments render in the popular FBReader as fixed width sans oblique font, and some lines are indented further than intended, including indenting the line number. The code however looks fine in the alternative "E-Book Viewer" app on my Open With menu. (I don't even remember what package that came with.)


Mike Ray says: Blather and xvkbd as shortcuts in Debian

Posted at 2015-04-23T08:45:47Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Will do John. I've just installed Debian Jessie RC3 on a laptop and I'm setting up some keyboard shortcuts so I will possibly try to get Blather up and running with the x tools to do the same job


Jon Kulp says: confused

Posted at 2015-04-23T02:27:06Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

Sorry Fifty, I don't even know what those are! Maybe you can record a follow-up. I actually thought the title might be confused with Star Wars droids, the Klingons never occurred to me.


Jon Kulp says: Mike: ping me for help

Posted at 2015-04-22T11:54:47Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Mike, If you're going to try to get blather up and running, let me know if I can help in any way. The script I wrote for Debian normally will get you to the "hello world" stage in one command, but it's possible that something could go wrong. If there's anything I can do to help you get started, let me know.


Jon Kulp says: Thanks Mike; Response to Dave

Posted at 2015-04-22T00:59:18Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Thanks, Mike! So glad to hear you enjoyed podcast.

Dave, I don't really know why I didn't try using a bash alias for this. I have a bash alias file with something like 200 lines in it so I definitely know how to do it. Somehow it seemed like creating an environment variable in my blather launch script was the right way to go, and since that worked I never tried doing a different way.


Mike Ray says: Terrific podcast

Posted at 2015-04-21T15:26:30Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

This was a great podcast. 19 minutes of inspiration. John's podcasts are always worth a listen but this was particularly good. I will definitely be having a go at some of this and investigating how I can make life easier with these tools


Dave Morriss says: Fascinating stuff

Posted at 2015-04-21T10:41:50Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon,

This was very interesting. I'm impressed at how much you can do with such tools and Blather.

I wondered, is there any particular reason why you don't define KEYPRESS as an alias. I think that's what I would have done. I'd have added it to ~/.bash_aliases which I source in my ~/.bashrc.

I'm not sure that it adds a great deal since aliases are just shortcuts and don't offer much else in the way of features. Just wondering.

The sed tricks link makes good reading by the way.

Dave


Jon Kulp says: Correction/Improvement

Posted at 2015-04-17T19:45:26Z relating to the show hpr5255 which was released on by entitled

I find now that I can streamline the "capitalize this" command by cutting out the last couple of xclip things, like this:

xdotool key Control+c && $KEYPRESS "$(xclip -o | sed 's/\(.*\)/\L\1/' | sed -r 's/\<./\U&/g')"


Jon Kulp says: inspirational!

Posted at 2015-04-16T16:35:19Z relating to the show hpr1749 which was released on 2015-04-16 by Lord Drachenblut entitled Scale 13x Part 6 of 6

really loved this interview! He's the same age as my son, who is also interested in tech, though not quite the prodigy that this guy appears to be. Wonderful.


FiftyOneFifty says: KITT

Posted at 2015-04-15T09:04:00Z relating to the show hpr1758 which was released on 2015-04-29 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff part 3

I might have expected any story about the Knight Foundation would have taken me into the "shadowy world of a man who does not exist"


FiftyOneFifty says: Disapointed

Posted at 2015-04-10T19:56:42Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

I thought this was going to be a podcast on Klingon battle cruisers.


Andres says: I uploaded one as a result of this

Posted at 2015-04-06T16:29:35Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by Knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

Uploaded an episode that ticks all the boxes.


Mike Ray says: Pearls before swine

Posted at 2015-04-06T15:27:30Z relating to the show hpr1741 which was released on 2015-04-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Hmmmph! No more literary references from me in comments :-/. Seems like only Kevin knew what I was on about.


Jonathan Kulp says: How do I do this? Watch this screen capture and see

Posted at 2015-04-05T23:06:45Z relating to the show hpr1732 which was released on 2015-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

In case any of you are interested after hearing these episodes about
the digital make-overs of counterpoint textbooks, I made a
screencast showing the workflow that I use to create the
embedded musical examples and put them in the book. I don't
go into any detail as far as the scripts that are run in the
background, you just get to see magic in action.

https://youtu.be/JWlKNe2nEE0


JimZat says: Enlightening!

Posted at 2015-04-01T13:48:24Z relating to the show hpr1738 which was released on 2015-04-01 by Various Hosts entitled Credit Card PIN breach, from a series on April Fools Shows

Thanks for this informative episode.

I was shocked to hear both my credit card PIN and my voice-mail PIN listed.

I am pleased that my ATM card PIN was not among the list of those listed.


Robert Stackhouse says: Slashes

Posted at 2015-04-01T04:11:03Z relating to the show hpr1732 which was released on 2015-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

An easy mnemonic, at least for me, is to remember that slash direction, is the way the top corner of the slash is pointing.


Dave Morriss says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-03-31T18:56:47Z relating to the show hpr1737 which was released on 2015-03-31 by Frank Bell entitled Five Steps to Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

Hi Frank,

This was enjoyable. A good way to help people nervous about Vim get past the first hurdles.

Dave


Dave Morriss says: Re: Small problem

Posted at 2015-03-31T12:31:28Z relating to the show hpr1737 which was released on 2015-03-31 by Frank Bell entitled Five Steps to Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

Fixed!


zloster says: Small problem

Posted at 2015-03-31T11:18:49Z relating to the show hpr1737 which was released on 2015-03-31 by Frank Bell entitled Five Steps to Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

The first two links in the notes have a broken href value: .


Jonathan Kulp says:

Posted at 2015-03-31T02:35:07Z relating to the show hpr1736 which was released on 2015-03-30 by b-yeezi entitled How I run my small business using Linux

Very nice! Your episode reminded me that I wanted to try Ranger about two years ago but totally forgot about it. It's pretty amazing. Looking forward to some more episodes from you.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2015-03-30T06:30:42Z relating to the show hpr1714 which was released on 2015-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 001, from a series on Vim Hints

`ssh -X` should do fine for gvim without additional configuration (as long as the server's sshd is configured to allow X-Forwarding).
But I prefer vim staying in the terminal and _not_ responding to any mouse input ;)


Tomas says: Broken links

Posted at 2015-03-29T10:12:37Z relating to the show hpr1178 which was released on 2013-02-06 by Seetee entitled Interviews with Laura Creighton and Armin Rigo, from a series on Interviews

The link to the videos from the FSCON interviews appear to be broken. The link to Laura Creighton seem broken as well.


EllusionSK says: Great show

Posted at 2015-03-29T05:40:28Z relating to the show hpr1720 which was released on 2015-03-06 by Ahuka entitled 15 Certificate Issues and Solutions, from a series on Privacy and Security

Just wanted to comment that I really enjoyed the show, keep'em coming. Hopefully in privacy / security / crypto etc


Dave Morriss says: Stripped down Vim

Posted at 2015-03-26T12:38:43Z relating to the show hpr1714 which was released on 2015-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 001, from a series on Vim Hints

Hi 0xf10e,

Thanks for the comments. You are right about the "standard" Vim on Linux. I had forgotten. Recently when I set up a new Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) I found the issue you mention and had to install several extra vim-related components to get what I wanted.

I have actually put full-blown Vim on my server, then if I want gVim, I have transferred the screen back to my workstation over X. I use

ssh -x user@server

to login, then when I type 'gvim file' the window appears on my desktop. I may have had to do other configuration that I have forgotten about to make this happen, probably something with 'xhost'.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2015-03-26T09:35:28Z relating to the show hpr1714 which was released on 2015-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 001, from a series on Vim Hints

Nice introduction to Vim!

`vi` on a Linux system (say CentOS) normally is a stripped down Vim as far as I can tell. On FreeBSD `vi` is part of the base system and thus has the "can't go back in insert mode" limitation (I, too, stumble upon now and then…).

I think OS X comes with Vim out of the box but it sure behaves as on any other BSD/unixiod OS in regards to `~/.vimrc`.

BTW - for anyone wanting Vim on their server: the not full-blown-including-X11-support pkg on FreeBSD is "vim-lite" and "vim-nox" on Ubuntu


Daniel Worth says: Best Show This Year.

Posted at 2015-03-24T20:55:40Z relating to the show hpr1732 which was released on 2015-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Fantastic job on this. I find it VERY useful. More please!


anonymous says: good points

Posted at 2015-03-21T18:43:06Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by Knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

maybe I'll do one. MAYBE....


Mike Ray says: Arch Linux on RPI

Posted at 2015-03-21T18:14:23Z relating to the show hpr1730 which was released on 2015-03-20 by FiftyOneFifty entitled 5150 Shades of Beer 0005 River City Brewing Company Revisited, from a series on Beverages

Hello. Good episode. I'm fast rethinking my ideas about American beer and realising it's not all Coors and Budweiser 'fizzy water'.

I have a script which will create an Arch image for flashing to an SD card. It will create images for either the original Pi or the Pi2.

It downloads a root file-system from archlinuxarm.org, creates a raw image file, creates file-systems in the file and then mounts them with kpartx and losetup before copying the file-system etc into the right place.

Here's a public drip-box link to get it:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/59970788/make-rpi-arch.sh

Now I'm off round the off-license to get a couple of bottles of Guinnes Porter, carrying my Raspberry Pi on my back


rstackhouse says: Automating alias file creation

Posted at 2015-03-21T15:08:39Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Great show. I'm a programmer so my brain is geared to finding automatable tasks. Almost as soon as you mentioned the alias file, I started wondering if there was a way to automate adding to it. This guy used a vim autocommand to do it: http://www.twodee.org/blog/?p=7108. This guy used a Mutt display filter: http://wcm1.web.rice.edu/mutt-tips.html. I'm wondering about using procmail and some python for that purpose.


Mirwi says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-03-20T06:05:44Z relating to the show hpr1690 which was released on 2015-01-23 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Breadboard, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Heavily catching up, just listened yesterday.

Loved it. It was entertaining to listen to you doing every single step and seeing you do it before my minds eye. I'd never thought about describing it in such detail, but you have a point there. Surely there are a lot of listeners just starting out with this stuff and you pick them up right at the beginning, to lead them further on.

The 3V3 are sorted out by Mike, so let me comment on the "speaker". It's worth noting that whenever you say speaker, you actually mean "buzzer". The buzzer includes already some electronics to generate the tone, so we hear the beep. With a speaker (or headphone,...) on its own, you only will hear crackling sounds the moment you close or break the circuit. Due to the low resistance of the speaker coil, there can be a high current flowing, which might damage it. So when using a speaker, please add a series resistor or capacitor.

Regards,
Michael


Jon Kulp says: Beautiful!

Posted at 2015-03-19T17:10:54Z relating to the show hpr1729 which was released on 2015-03-19 by David Whitman entitled Shield's Up - Wood Stove Heat Shield Project

how could your wife possibly call this ugly? It's excellent! Very impressive reduction of heat. Really enjoyed this episode, please post more!


Jonas says:

Posted at 2015-03-19T07:57:34Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Great show. I'm installing mutt now. I didn't realize you could use vi/vim as a mail editor/writer. I was also interested to hear how to use text web browsers and urlview in a text mail client. Great stuff.
It's always interesting to hear the different subjects the hosts have to talk about. Keep up the great work!


zloster says: Other useful browser extensions for Firefox

Posted at 2015-03-18T20:35:49Z relating to the show hpr1728 which was released on 2015-03-18 by Fin entitled Requested Topic: Favourite Browser Extensions, from a series on Privacy and Security

First, congratulations for the good episode.

I would like to add two extensions that are very useful to be privacy and security aware while browsing and in the same time require almost no user intervention:
1) https://www.eff.org/privacybadger - this is a tool created by EFF (Electronic Frontier Fondation). It blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. The best part is that it learns which sites are trying to track you and automatically blocks them. You can always override/stop the block if you want;
2) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ssleuth/ - it ranks an established SSL/TLS (the one's with https in front) connection and gives a brief summary rating with all the details and a numeric rank from 0 to 10.

Another useful extention that is not privacy related is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/ - with it you can manage any SQLite database on your computer. For example Skype application have such a file where the content of all conversions are stored.


archer72 says:

Posted at 2015-03-17T16:09:37Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Great show!
I have one tip. The rc file can be reloaded without restarting mutt. The command will do the same thing, and show any errors in the file setup.


johanv says: LOL!

Posted at 2015-03-17T15:13:50Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by Knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

Thank you for the reminder :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks johanv

Posted at 2015-03-17T14:40:05Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

If researching these shows has taught me anything it's been that there is so much more to learn about Vim. It is vast!
The whole point of doing them is to share what I have found out, and I'm happy to say that along the way I'm finding out still more :-)


johanv says: You always learn new things

Posted at 2015-03-17T12:43:12Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

I am a vim user for more than 10 years. And there is still so much that I don't know; I keep on learning new things. E.g. thanks to wonderful podcasts like this one :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Phalax

Posted at 2015-03-16T22:23:30Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

Glad you're enjoying it. There's more to come soon


Phalax says: Good job

Posted at 2015-03-16T17:53:32Z relating to the show hpr1721 which was released on 2015-03-09 by Mike Ray entitled Cross-compilers Part 2

Hey there Mike.
Thank you for this fantastic series. You make a difficult topic understandable. ;)


Phalax says: Great series

Posted at 2015-03-16T17:49:51Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

Thank you Dave for this great series on Vim.
Really makes my fingers itch. ;)


Dave Morriss says: Excellent show

Posted at 2015-03-12T07:55:51Z relating to the show hpr1723 which was released on 2015-03-11 by Kevie entitled Success With Students

Hearing the story of how you introduced your students to FLOSS brought a big smile to my face.

It's so sad that a knowledge of how the world works, critical thinking and similar topics aren't already on the curriculum.

Thanks Kevie


Ken Fallon says: I listen to all shows

Posted at 2015-03-11T01:02:16Z relating to the show hpr1723 which was released on 2015-03-11 by Kevie entitled Success With Students

Hi Kevie,

I listen to each and every show. Even the Scottish ones :)

Ken.


FiftyOneFifty says: I'm a big dummy and got the URL wrong

Posted at 2015-03-10T20:28:19Z relating to the show hpr1722 which was released on 2015-03-10 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS

Mike is right, like a big dummy I got the URL wrong, even though I've had the page open for the last couple months and all the time during which i was compiling my show notes. Dave Morris was able to fix the show notes for me, but i was busy all weekend and didn't deliver the revised audio to Ken Fallon in time. Sorry folks.


mike dupont says: http://kansaslinuxfest.us

Posted at 2015-03-09T17:56:41Z relating to the show hpr1722 which was released on 2015-03-10 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS

http://kansaslinuxfest.us


ARMed says: Part 1

Posted at 2015-03-09T04:20:39Z relating to the show hpr1721 which was released on 2015-03-09 by Mike Ray entitled Cross-compilers Part 2

It would be nice if you had the link to part 1 in the description too.


Ken Fallon says:

Posted at 2015-03-05T09:29:31Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

One thing I missed is that the logfile needs to exist the first time you run it so it may produce errors.

@Ian I just tried it on another computer and it didn't complain. It could be that copying and pasting from the web page is causing problems. Try downloading it with wget

wget -O ./boyt.sh http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1430-downloader.bash.txt

then running it

sh +x ./boyt.sh


Alison Chaiken says: Thanks for these segments

Posted at 2015-03-05T03:59:26Z relating to the show hpr1702 which was released on 2015-02-10 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5, from a series on Interviews

I really enjoyed listening to them.


JPRedonnet says: Ciwiki

Posted at 2015-03-04T11:39:35Z relating to the show hpr1496 which was released on 2014-04-28 by MrX entitled wiki on the raspberry pi

Hi timttmy,

I am pleased you like ciwiki. If you have some toubles with it, or if you need more functionnalities. Don't hesitate to send me an email. You will find me email addr on sourceforge.net/projects/ciwiki/.

I'am the developper of this fork,
JP Redonnet.


Mike Ray says: Great podcast

Posted at 2015-03-04T01:10:07Z relating to the show hpr1718 which was released on 2015-03-04 by FiftyOneFifty entitled What's In My Pickup Toolbox, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I was right there! It was all I could do at the end of this podcast not to go and wash the oil and grime from 5150's toolbox off my hands :-)


Ian says:

Posted at 2015-03-03T04:59:39Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

I have copied the script but when I try to run it it says:

toshy@toshy-Satellite-A300:~/Desktop$ ./boyt.sh
awk: line 0: regular expression compile failed (missing operand)
"|?



Dave Morriss says: Fear and Lothian

Posted at 2015-03-02T22:02:31Z relating to the show hpr2151 which was released on by entitled

You obviously absorbed more Scottish culture in your eight years than I have done in my thirty or more!

Your original smiley was fine. A semicolon dash p looked to me like a tongue-out wink.


Mike Ray says: Also in the parcel

Posted at 2015-03-02T19:06:25Z relating to the show hpr1716 which was released on 2015-03-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I lived for nearly eight years just along the coast near Prestonpans, but I'm also in that parcel of rogues. My tongue-out smiley went wrong in the first comment thanks to an access tech fault that falsely reports some characters as being on the screen twice...when I deleted what I thought was an extra dash it was the colon in :-p


Dave Morriss says: Robert Burns

Posted at 2015-03-02T15:50:26Z relating to the show hpr1716 which was released on 2015-03-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Mike.

I'm afraid that Burns quotes are lost on me. It did seem like quite an apposite phrase nevertheless. I'm proud to be one of the "Parcel" :-)


Mike Ray says: 'Parcel of Rogues' and access tech

Posted at 2015-03-02T13:59:48Z relating to the show hpr1716 which was released on 2015-03-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Hello. Just listened to the community news for Feb. The 'Parcel of Rogues' comment I made about hpr1700 was a Burns quote. I thought Dave might have picked up on that given where he lives.

Ken, if you send me your hat-size I'll send you a brown paper bag to put over your head while you dabble with the access tech us blind folks use.

It might have the double-benefit of drowning out your singing ;-p


Mike Ray says: Follow up to "what's in my crate"

Posted at 2015-03-02T13:08:37Z relating to the show hpr1712 which was released on 2015-02-24 by Mike Ray entitled What's in my Crate, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hello. OK, I will do just that. And explain the mechanisms that exist in Linux to support access technology, the actual tools that exist and how I do stuff


Beeza says: Follow-up Episode Please

Posted at 2015-03-02T12:29:18Z relating to the show hpr1712 which was released on 2015-02-24 by Mike Ray entitled What's in my Crate, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Mike

This was a fascinating hint of some of the equipment which enables you to use computers.

I am sure it would be helpful for HPR listeners generally, and developers in particular, to hear an episode describing exactly how you manage to code and navigate round a desktop and web pages without the benefit of sight.

Knowing how complex some web pages and applications can be, I simply cannot begin to understand how you do it.

From a developer's perspective I'd be very interested to know how you can test applications, use debuggers and so on.

You mentioned having a box of SD cards. How do you work out which is which?

If you could describe what would make life easier for you, in terms of GUI and web page design, perhaps it might just make us a bit more thoughtful when we layout our designs.

Regards

Beeza


Charles says: Patronage as an alternative to marketplaces?

Posted at 2015-02-27T16:56:13Z relating to the show hpr1683 which was released on 2015-01-14 by lostnbronx entitled Theater of the Imagination: Part 06, from a series on THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION

As a long time fan of audio dramas, I really enjoyed this podcast. So thank you for recording it.

In the podcast you discussed what it might take to have audio drama become a viable paying outlet of "content". You seemed to focus particularly on making audio drama a first class citizen in the existing marketplaces (e.g. Amazon or iTunes). That is certainly one way to go. However, those places are just retailers, and they retail what is already popular. I don't think you can actually count on them to innovate in this space.

I wonder if a better way to develop a market for audio drama is to build your audience and provide an easy way for fans to pay for content. Crowd sourcing patronage seems to be getting some traction. Patreon, for instance, provides a platform for creators to reach their fans directly and for fans to directly compensate their favorite creators. Snowdrift coop is a platform that might suitable for creative commons style work (assuming it launches successfully).

It's still a heck of a lot of hard work, but if you followed a patronage model, the the hardwork of building a fan base won't get filtered by the business models of the retailers whose interest don't necessarily align with either the creators or the fans. Additionally, a patronage model can provide a base for successful creators to make inroads into the more traditional (mainstream) marketplaces.


johanv says: Nice!

Posted at 2015-02-26T12:28:28Z relating to the show hpr1710 which was released on 2015-02-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Windows Remote Desktop on GNU/Linux, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thank you for sharing this. I didn't know about this rdesktop alternative. Now I don't have to worry about the 'CredSSP required by server' messages any more.


Charles says:

Posted at 2015-02-25T16:56:45Z relating to the show hpr1703 which was released on 2015-02-11 by Kevie entitled Open Source CD Rippers

This was a nice informative introduction to these rippers. I greatly enjoyed the music intermissions too. :)


Marshal Mellow says: Good job

Posted at 2015-02-23T04:54:51Z relating to the show hpr1707 which was released on 2015-02-17 by Beeza entitled A tour round my desktop

Good delivery, adequate sound quality, and informative content.

Good going Bezza. looking forward to more.

MM


Dave Morriss says: Rommelsbacher EKO 366/E

Posted at 2015-02-20T11:36:08Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

Hi 1093i3511,

That's certainly an impressive looking device. Thanks for pointing it out.

However, the Luddite in me tends to prefer the simplicity of the Bialetti (currently around 20GBP on Amazon UK) to this machine (around 73GBP), though I agree that the necessity of a stove makes the German device a good choice for many.


1093i3511 says:

Posted at 2015-02-19T23:58:55Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

There's a company located in Germany producing a variation, or better said a combination, based on the same principle. But using an electric kettle bottom piece. Thus you won't have to use your stove.
Using it since 5+ years on a daily basis.

http://www.rommelsbacher.de/en/products/coffee/details/eko-366e/


Windigo says: Creating a bridge interface

Posted at 2015-02-16T16:05:10Z relating to the show hpr1522 which was released on 2014-06-03 by klaatu entitled How to Use Docker and Linux Containers

So glad you submitted this episode, Klaatu. I recently turned to Docker/containers to share my web development environment across machines/reinstalls, and stumbled when it came to create a bridge interface.

For anyone else looking, here's the command Klaatu mentioned:

ip link add br0 type bridge


Ken Fallon says: K3b

Posted at 2015-02-13T11:35:36Z relating to the show hpr1703 which was released on 2015-02-11 by Kevie entitled Open Source CD Rippers

Sadly K3B was missing from the list. Definitely one to review.


JM says: great work!!

Posted at 2015-02-12T17:30:37Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

I was giggling when I hear my name go by...great stuff!


borgu says: reactos moar!

Posted at 2015-02-12T07:08:39Z relating to the show hpr1702 which was released on 2015-02-10 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5, from a series on Interviews

Ken! That russian guy from ReactOS was great! He totally made my morning. He's attitude and that funny russian accent and his project!I love it! Please, make moar interviews with him! Moar interviews.. moar..... :D


Epicanis says: Not what I was expecting...

Posted at 2015-02-11T22:57:47Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

That was...awe-inspiring!

From the description and the fact that it was "only" ten minutes as reported by the feed, I was expecting a short simple retrospective of some sort.

Instead, I ended up literally slack-jawed as I listened and realized that if you got everyone who has contributed to HPR at least once together and just had them announce themselves that it'd still take over *8 minutes* to get through all of them...so far.

I hope you saved all that as a starting point for when the 3000th episode comes up! That was a LOT of original audio to dig through.


Mikael says: Thank you, Ken

Posted at 2015-02-11T06:55:33Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

This episode just made me smile :-)

I can only imagine the amount of work you put into this episode, Ken

Thank you for all the work you do for the community.


FiftyOneFifty says: Thanks for the memories

Posted at 2015-02-06T20:48:54Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

Thanks for the great ep, everything one needs to know about HPR in ten minutes. I appreciate the amount of time that you must have spent editing.


Mike Ray says: Such a parcel of rogues

Posted at 2015-02-06T08:32:04Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

Brilliant. A mammoth feat of editing.


Mike Ray says: Thanks for asking the right questions

Posted at 2015-02-05T13:29:02Z relating to the show hpr1699 which was released on 2015-02-05 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 3 of 5, from a series on Interviews

Well done Ken, so far. I've enjoyed the Fossdem interview casts so far. Don't usually get much from the interview episodes but this has been good.

Thanks for asking the right questions about accessibility. I have had to smile at some of the reactions. Like the guy saying they are trying to get it right for 99% of the users before bothering to do anything about accessibility. And your response was quite right, because we all know that is a moving target.

Was dismayed you didn't ask about accessibility to the DouDouLinux guy, who said a lot about what's on the screen.

And their tag-line: "...pleasant as possible; while also making computer use more accessible to all children on earth, without discrimination...,". I bet blind kids haven't even occurred to him.

I'm dying to see if Linux Mint features in the last episode.


FiftyOneFifty says: Play dat funky music

Posted at 2015-02-05T11:29:20Z relating to the show hpr1699 which was released on 2015-02-05 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 3 of 5, from a series on Interviews

Where did you get the funky bumper music?


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-02-04T07:29:45Z relating to the show hpr1687 which was released on 2015-01-20 by Thaj Sara entitled Podcast recommendations, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks for sharing your OPML ;)


incandenza says: My favorite so far

Posted at 2015-01-29T22:38:29Z relating to the show hpr1693 which was released on 2015-01-28 by Cibola Jerry entitled DD fun

Awesome episode! Been listening to HPR for a few months now. This one was my favorite so far. I enjoy when as as listener I get to follow along on a deep dive into a particular command. Learned a lot. Thanks CJ!


Dave says: Great tutorial

Posted at 2015-01-29T21:58:55Z relating to the show hpr1693 which was released on 2015-01-28 by Cibola Jerry entitled DD fun

That was great. I didn't know it was possible to write files outside the filesystem.


archer72 says:

Posted at 2015-01-29T18:47:35Z relating to the show hpr1691 which was released on 2015-01-26 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Arduino IO, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Very enjoyable show. I would consider getting an arduino if I can find a use case for it. Looking forward to the next show.


mcnalu says: Arduislack

Posted at 2015-01-27T22:09:32Z relating to the show hpr1691 which was released on 2015-01-26 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Arduino IO, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Really enjoying this Klaatu. Very timely as I'm getting my 10-year-old son into playing with his arduino and breadboard. Not only that, but we're using Slackware! So I'm picking up lots of useful tips from this series.


Tcuc says: Nice, great quality :-)

Posted at 2015-01-23T16:21:26Z relating to the show hpr4416 which was released on by entitled

Thanks for a good quality episode! I'm studying electronics, and of like to say that this is very accurate ;-) and if you want to discuss terminology, please ask. I love to talk about electronics :-D


Mike Ray says: 3v3

Posted at 2015-01-23T07:07:11Z relating to the show hpr1690 which was released on 2015-01-23 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Breadboard, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Good show. Beat me to it...I have show notes for three shows about Arduino, just need to do the recordings.

Just a note about 3v3 on the Arduino board. This is not a typo; it is common practice in electronics to replace the decimal point with the unit. So 3v3 is 3.3 volts, 2n2 stamped on a capactor or on a circuit diagram is 2.2 nano-Farads and 4k7 against a resistor on a circuit diagram is 4.7 kilohms.

My Arduino shows were going to be about the command-line tools available for programming.

I will wait and see what your next show(s) contain so I don't duplicate your great efforts


Epicanis says: Timely information!

Posted at 2015-01-22T21:14:44Z relating to the show hpr1683 which was released on 2015-01-14 by lostnbronx entitled Theater of the Imagination: Part 06, from a series on THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION

I'm actually trying to get an "audio adventure" sort of project going myself, and up to this point I wasn't sure anybody was doing anything like it other than perhaps "Welcome to Night Vale".

All I've gotten so far is an 80-second "teaser" I did on a whim just to see what it was like trying to blend in multiple bits of dialog, perform several voices, mix in sound-effects, and overlay music, which at least demonstrates to me that I'm technically capable of producing something that doesn't suck horribly. It's nice to hear that there are people still working in this art form in the modern era on the internet - at least if I can get going, your episode lets me know there are plenty of people who have a heck of a lot more skill and experience who I might be able to get advice from...

Now I need to go back and listen to the previous episode of yours from this series!


Kevin O'Brien says: LibreOffice Version

Posted at 2015-01-19T19:48:00Z relating to the show hpr1665 which was released on 2014-12-19 by Ahuka entitled 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables, from a series on LibreOffice

It was 4.1.6.2. I know that is not the most current version, but I do
these in advance and schedule them out.


Steve Bickle says: Last comment really belongs on ep 1655

Posted at 2015-01-18T12:33:47Z relating to the show hpr1665 which was released on 2014-12-19 by Ahuka entitled 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables, from a series on LibreOffice

OOPS!


Steve Bickle says: What version of LibreOffice was the example created in?

Posted at 2015-01-18T12:30:21Z relating to the show hpr1665 which was released on 2014-12-19 by Ahuka entitled 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables, from a series on LibreOffice

Ahuka,

Thats a really clear explanation of pivot tables, I'm sure I'll find a good use for these at some point. Thanks.

When trying to create a pivot table on the sample sheet you provided, It resulted in #VALUE errors in the totals of the resulting table. So I updated to the latest version of LibreOffice. I still had the same problem.

So then I then use a clean sheet with the data-set from sheet 1 of your example, then pivot tables worked fine as you described.

Hence the question about what version of LibreOffice was the sheet created with?

I ask because there may be a compatibility bug between versions that I should report.

Steve


Klaatu says: Very informative

Posted at 2015-01-08T04:47:09Z relating to the show hpr1654 which was released on 2014-12-04 by Ken Fallon entitled Using AS numbers to identify where you are on the Internet

This is the kind of show I love: hard facts provided as straight-forward information in plain english. Well done, sir!


Klaatu says: slacker

Posted at 2015-01-08T04:46:06Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Great overview of Slackware. I do think the hardest part about Slack is indeed not doing the research. By this, I mean one doesn't read the docs, or one doesn't go out and look for information when needed. Part of this, I think, is because that information isn't really being shouted out by every Linux news site one goes to, so one does have to go look for it a bit.

But http://docs.slackware.com is definitely a great resource, as are the sites of other Known Slackers.


Klaatu says: great episode!

Posted at 2015-01-08T04:41:01Z relating to the show hpr1673 which was released on 2014-12-31 by Michal Cieraszynski entitled How I use ZFS on Linux, from a series on Filesystems

Thanks for this great information about ZFS. I was really not clear on how to implement it, but it doesn't seem so scary now that you have explained the options. Thank you!

Great first-podcast-ever, by the way!


Ken Fallon says: Workaround to my unison issues

Posted at 2015-01-06T13:25:55Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

On Fedora you can install different versions. So now I have the following versions installed.

unison-2.13
unison-2.27
unison-2.40

First I create the profile in unison-2.13, which fails to sync.

Then I open the existing profile with unison-2.40 and it syncs.

A hack.

Ken.


Alison Chaiken says: Thanks for informative episode

Posted at 2015-01-04T15:54:48Z relating to the show hpr1672 which was released on 2014-12-30 by Steve Smethurst entitled Systemd for Learner Drivers

I'm giving a talk this week (Jan 2015) on systemd and have made some slides that reinforce and complement yours:

http://she-devel.com/systemd_talk.pdf

I've also posted the files for my demos, which I've recorded.

Thanks for your hard work,
Alison Chaiken


Steve Smethurst says: Correction

Posted at 2015-01-04T12:31:12Z relating to the show hpr1672 which was released on 2014-12-30 by Steve Smethurst entitled Systemd for Learner Drivers

In the podcast I wrongly stated that both my computers use systemd. Of course, Mint 17.1 installed on my laptop uses init. The podcast is based on Fedora 20 installed on my desktop. Sorry for any confusion.


Rill says: T for the tip.hanks

Posted at 2015-01-01T04:56:43Z relating to the show hpr1667 which was released on 2014-12-23 by Rill entitled How to start a Blog

Good to know. I haven't heard of this one.


davi jordan says:

Posted at 2014-12-28T00:35:17Z relating to the show hpr1667 which was released on 2014-12-23 by Rill entitled How to start a Blog

We like Flatpress as it has so far not required that a database be used to set up like WP and the rest. Perfect for the RPi.


Dave Morriss says: Re: BIT rss feed issues

Posted at 2014-12-25T19:02:43Z relating to the show hpr1663 which was released on 2014-12-17 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology, from a series on Interviews

I asked Greg Greenlee and he pointed to http://www.spreaker.com/user/6698969/episodes/feed for the podcasts.

He said he was going to make this more plain on the BIT website.


dodddummy says: BIT rss feed issues

Posted at 2014-12-25T13:38:23Z relating to the show hpr1663 which was released on 2014-12-17 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology, from a series on Interviews

I added the BIT rss feed to gpodder but new shows don't register. Do I have to register for the rss to work?


Gabriel Evenfire says: Re: Another great episode

Posted at 2014-12-24T17:50:44Z relating to the show hpr1666 which was released on 2014-12-22 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 3), from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for the feedback, especially letting me know what you'd like to hear next. I greatly enjoyed your episode on how to fix the sound by sending directly into the driver.

Now I may be wrong, but good use of the sound or GPU may first require me figuring out how to use the floating point unit, at least to use it well.

To be honest, it's an area that I've learned very little about. That makes it a great topic to explore, but it also means it may take me a bit longer to pull it together.

Cheers,
-- Gabriel Evenfire


Dave Morriss says: Appreciate the feedback

Posted at 2014-12-22T19:10:31Z relating to the show hpr1664 which was released on 2014-12-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 1, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thanks 0xf10e and Colin. The next episode is currently being constructed.

Regarding slide rules, my old Mathematics teacher would be rolling on the floor at the thought of my giving a tutorial I expect. However, I'd quite like to have a go. I'll see what I can do.

Dave


Colin says: Thanks Dave!

Posted at 2014-12-22T15:10:11Z relating to the show hpr1664 which was released on 2014-12-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 1, from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Dave, good episode and very interesting. Like 0xf10e, I'm looking forward to the next one.

I followed the links on the slide rule and started to read about how it worked. Having never used one I was quite confused. Any chance of a slide rule tutorial?

Colin


Mike Ray says: Another great episode

Posted at 2014-12-22T14:41:21Z relating to the show hpr1666 which was released on 2014-12-22 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 3), from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for another great episode Gabriel. I've been looking forward to this one.

I hope there are more in the series and I'm particularly curious about sound rendering via the GPU


0xf10e says: Cool stuff ^^

Posted at 2014-12-20T09:12:35Z relating to the show hpr1664 which was released on 2014-12-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 1, from a series on How I Found Linux

Very nice start, looking forward to more!


NYbill says: Another podcast for the catcher.

Posted at 2014-12-19T23:35:39Z relating to the show hpr1658 which was released on 2014-12-10 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff Part 2

Ha, the Daily Knowledge Podcast is pretty neat. I've added it to Beyondpod.

Thanks for the heads up.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jon, this is brilliant

Posted at 2014-12-19T10:33:07Z relating to the show hpr1657 which was released on 2014-12-09 by Jon Kulp entitled Hacking Gutenberg eBooks

This is an excellent episode and very useful.

I too am a Gutenberg user and have been meaning to reformat some of the books I have downloaded. You have given me some great tips about how to get started.

Thanks


NYbill says: Ah it just clicked!

Posted at 2014-12-18T22:27:58Z relating to the show hpr1659 which was released on 2014-12-11 by corenominal entitled OggCamp Interview with Jon Archer, from a series on Interviews

Hey Jon, we've known each other for a while online. After OGGcamp 2013, in IRC, I couldn't place meeting you (in person) and asked, "Did anyone introduce us?"

They hadn't.

But, hearing this episode, I think I just put the face to the name. You're the guy at the Fedora table! ;)

Cool, maybe I'll catch you at a future OGGcamp. I'll be sure to come over and say hello.


Alison Chaiken says: Would make a great basis for a hackfest

Posted at 2014-12-16T15:11:22Z relating to the show hpr1630 which was released on 2014-10-31 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 2), from a series on Programming 101

Parts 1 and 2 have about the right amount of content for a weekend workshop. It would be fun to have a "Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi" session as part of some weekend hackfest.


Måns Mårtensson says: Teacher

Posted at 2014-12-15T12:24:26Z relating to the show hpr1512 which was released on 2014-05-20 by Jon Kulp entitled Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

I wonder if you know TiddlyWiki?
http://tiddlywiki.com
I've been using it for music text books, note books etc...
It is searchable and downloadable as a single file. It can save changes from a browser and be used/edited locally on a pc or online via a plethora of backends or simply with a small php script.
Here are a couple of examples I made myself: TW classic: http://xn--mns-ula.dk/sky/apps/files_sharing/get.php?token=45ea57138089eeb535e36cee53b8831076041bf5
The new TW: http://bopland-tw5.tiddlyspot.com/

Cheers Måns Mårtensson, Denmark


Dave Morriss says: Magnatune

Posted at 2014-12-13T22:52:16Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yay musicpeace.

Glad you liked the show. Yes Magnatune is great. John Buckman, the founder, is an impressive guy. The music really suits my tastes and is good value. I have a lifetime membership.


Dave Morriss says: iRiver Clix2

Posted at 2014-12-13T22:17:16Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

This device sounds really nice. I must lay my hands on one for my collection.

I use MTP for my Samsung YP-Q1, mounting it with mtpfs, so this isn't a problem. I currently generate playlists for RockBox when I upload files, so I'm hoping I can generate the same format files and put them somewhere for the Clix2 (assuming I find one).

Thanks again.


Beni says: Thanks guys

Posted at 2014-12-13T09:28:02Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Hey all,

Thanks for you feedback.

@Loomx interesting. For some reason it didn't work for me until I ran the scripts that makes it hybrid. Must have done something wrong. Maybe it failed for a totally different reason.

@Mike I believe CD iso images are read only by design, no matter whether the medium they're copied to could be written on. There is another slightly less intuitive way to create a installation usb drive. There is a usb image here:

http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware-14.1/usb-and-pxe-installers/

which can be copied to usb using the usbimg2disk.sh script. But you will have to copy the contents of the installation DVD over to the stick yourself to get a full installation medium.


Mike Ray says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-12-13T00:13:16Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Thanks for a great show. Slackware was the first distro I encountered in about 1997 or thereabouts, back when I could still see.

I would like to get it going again but it is not at the front of the pack for accessibility.

I have done what was suggested above and DDed the DVD ISO to a USB key and had a read.

There seems to be a kernel which supports speakup using hardware synths. Luckily I have a laptop with a serial port and I collect old hardware synths.

So I have the tools I would need to get it up and running.

I would like to create a talking version which will talk OOTB with a software synth; eSpeak. The software speech kernel module is not currently included.

One question I have immediately is; why does my USB stick end up read-only and can I change that and still have it bootable?

I guess this might be the first step towards getting a talking software speech version done

Thanks again.

Mike


Loomx says:

Posted at 2014-12-12T22:14:36Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Hi,

Thanks, I enjoyed listening :-)

A minor correction: since 14.1 the iso is an isohybrid file, so you can use dd to put it straight onto a pendrive and install from that.


Daven says: Thanks!

Posted at 2014-12-12T11:37:30Z relating to the show hpr1658 which was released on 2014-12-10 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff Part 2

Thanks for mentioning my podcast and website. :-)


p says:

Posted at 2014-12-10T21:22:37Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Should have said what an interesting podcast this was made in your usual laidback way. The Clix2 works fine with Linux (you simply expose the file system using mtp - it has two modes of connection) which was one of the reasons I bought it; I dislike the idea of syncing preferring to copy files across manually. I think it does come with some windows only software but I've never used it.


musicpeace says: Thanks Dave! & also for Magnatune

Posted at 2014-12-10T19:32:11Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

This was a really interesting topic to hear over audio, and your notes are great. Great that you mentioned your past podcast about Magnatune; Looks like a great distribution model for artists (&music fans). I look fwd to working through these, as well as other music apis like Soundcloud, as well as hearing your recent show about podcast/audio. Peace ;


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2014-12-09T16:13:57Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Mike: Perhaps I should be charging admission to the museum :-)
Thanks for the compressed air idea. I have recently bought one of these but it never occurred to me to use it for the old iRiver. I'll be trying it soon.

p: I never followed up on the iRiver Clix2. It looks superb but was pretty expensive if I recall correctly. Also, it doesn't take Rockbox and seems to have issues with interfacing without the Windows software, if I understand the reviews correctly. I see they are available on eBay so I might pick one up to check it out. Thanks


p says:

Posted at 2014-12-08T21:28:51Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Strange you never tried the iRiver Clix2 which was an excellent player


Mike Ray says: The Dave Morris National Audio Player Museum

Posted at 2014-12-08T18:24:07Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Great show Dave. Just a suggestion with how to fix the joystick on the iRiver...you can get aerosol cans of compressed air from camera shops and probably from the likes of Maplin as well.

A blast of air into the little gaps around the joystick might shift the crud.

I think the cans come with a little tube like the ones that are taped to the side of a can of WD40


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jon

Posted at 2014-12-05T21:30:57Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the feedback :-)


bort says:

Posted at 2014-12-04T22:16:44Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

hi fiftyonefifty

thanks for your podcast on Unison.

one thing i would add to what you said is both backends need to be the *exact* same version.

when i tried to get it working between two ubuntu machines (10.something and 12.something) they installed different versions by default and therefore wouldnt talk to each other. It took me AGES to work out what i was doing wrong.

cheers


Jon Kulp says:

Posted at 2014-12-04T10:40:14Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Geez just when I think I'm pretty good at something, along comes Dave to show me a whole category of cool bash tricks that I never tried before. Thanks :)


gigasphere says: Thanks Mike!

Posted at 2014-12-02T13:09:28Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Great episode Mike! It is really good to hear these kind of episodes. Also thanks for posting the links and how-to for us to do it ourselves. I had noticed the clipping recently whilst trying out espeak.

I completely agree about your point on accessable terminals.


gigasphere says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-12-02T10:59:07Z relating to the show hpr1637 which was released on 2014-11-11 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Communities Are Made of People

Hey 5150,

Thanks for episode, it was a really good listen and makes you remember that it is the people that make the difference!


Dave Morriss says: Ken Starks' Indiegogo campaign

Posted at 2014-12-01T14:45:26Z relating to the show hpr7697 which was released on by entitled

I forgot to send Ken the link that was mentioned on the Community News when we were talking about Ahuka's show hpr1639 last month. This was a recording of Ken Starks' talk at Ohio Linux Fest 2014. David Whitman also posted details of the campaign on the HPR mailing list on 2014-11-08.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/deleting-the-digital-divide-one-computer-at-a-time


Mike Ray says: Comment about the RPI GPU in com news for November

Posted at 2014-12-01T01:25:53Z relating to the show hpr1651 which was released on 2014-12-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

Just listened to the com news for November. I don't know what's been worse this month, 5150's snoring or ken Fallon's singing :)

About the GPU on the RPI; it's actually a pretty powerful little device. I think the GPU is every bit as powerful as the actual CPU. It supports hardware graphics acceleration as well as audio rendering and I have had CD quality audio playing at the same time as TTS through my OMX code and it never misses a beat. I can't speak for video though of course, but again I suspect it would manage pretty much anything any game can throw at it.

But then the last game I played was Duke Nukem 3D about fifteen years ago :)

It's also possible to split the RAM in different proprtions between the GPU and the CPU


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Mike

Posted at 2014-11-29T22:54:04Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

This one was fun to do particularly because it helped to drum this stuff into my head.

I find myself using the suffix removal trick quite often. For example, today I typed the following one-liner to make ImageMagick convert some JPEG files to PNG and reduce them to a more manageable size:

for f in P*.JPG; do convert $f -resize 640 ${f%.JPG}.png; done

Glad you found it useful.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Tom

Posted at 2014-11-29T22:41:45Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad you enjoyed the podcast and found it useful.

I didn't want this episode to go too deep into Bash, so I deliberately drew the line at dealing with indirect references and positional parameters. I was almost ready to cover indirection, but finally decided not to. Perhaps next time!

Your example of 'echo ${!$#}' failing is, I assume, because Bash performs just one scan for parameter substitutions. In this case, even if it performed two passes, this would resolve to 'echo ${!3}' which returns nothing.

I tried this:

$ set -v -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; eval echo \${!$#}

which does do two passes. First time the backslash is dropped and $# returns 3 and second time Bash executes 'echo ${!3}' which does nothing. It's not illegal this time, but is counter-intuitive.

This one returns 'bliss':

$ set -v -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; ind=myargc; eval echo \${!$ind}

Bash is pretty cool!


Broam via 5150 says:

Posted at 2014-11-29T20:04:24Z relating to the show hpr1647 which was released on 2014-11-25 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Oggcast Planet Live 2014: The Cooking Show, from a series on Cooking

The recipe we used for Keema Paratha

as taken from:

Beranbaum, Rose Levy. 2003. The Bread Bible. New York, NY: WW Norton &
Company, inc.

ISBN 0-393-05794-1

Recipe is on page 232.


Needed equipment: (not in recipe, but it'll save you time)

Rolling pins, 1 per person is best
Clean counters or cutting boards
Tea Towels or Oiled plastic for covering dough
We usually go with the towels to cover.
Brush suitable for use with butter
Skillet (cast iron or nonstick), bigger is better
An extra skillet & spice grinder if using whole spices
Turner suitable for use on skillet
Couple of mixing bowls
Measuring spoons
Stand mixer or food processor capable of mixing dough (or by hand)
Food scale



290g (2c) Whole Wheat Flour, as fresh as possible
(alternately, equal parts Whole Wheat & Unbleached All-Purpose Flour)
6.6g (1t) salt
11.7g (1.5t) dry milk
177g (3/4c) water at room temperature

This makes one batch of dough. The filling recipe below fills two
batches of dough. (We made 4 batches of dough as you may recall.)

(It is possible to swap half the water with scalded milk that has been
cooled back to lukewarm. We did not do this; we used the dry milk.)

The recipe itself calls for a Food Processor or to do it by hand. We
used a stand mixer, so this is somewhat from memory.

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients first until well-blended. Then
mix in the water. We mixed for about 5 minutes or so (the food processor
says 45 seconds; the hand method says 10-15 minutes). The dough will be
smooth, soft, and very slightly sticky. You should be able to handle it
easily.

Let the dough rest for 30 minutes to 3 hours.


MEAT FILLING
We ended up using a lot more ground spices than whole spices. This is
the unmodified recipe in the book; it's more complicated than the
simplified version we used. Substituting ground & dried spices is
easier and more portable (we pre-mixed) but you lose flavor.

28g (2T) of your favorite frying fat
bay leaf
3 whole cloves (or equivalent amount ground)
1 cinnamon stick
~142g (~1c) 1 medium onion, finely chopped
2cm piece of ginger, peeled & minced
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2T coriander seeds (no weight noted)
1/2T cumin seeds (no weight noted)
1/2t ground turmeric
1T plain yogurt (we often use strained ("Greek") yogurt)
1T tomato sauce (we often use paste)

454g (1lb) beef, preferably chuck (85% lean, 15% fat).
Too lean and the mixture is dry; too rich and you'll have to drain
out flavor.

1/8t ground mace
we substitute allspice, even though it's not similar at all.
You may just wish to double the nutmeg.
1/8t ground nutmeg, preferably fresh grated
5g (3/4t) salt
1/2t cayenne pepper
recipe calls for 1/4 to 1/2. We recommend 1/2.
1/4c water


While the dough is resting, start the filling. It will keep 3 days,
and this makes enough to fill TWO batches of dough.

Heat frying fat over medium heat until hot.
Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves.
Fry until the bay leaf gets a bit dark.
(if not using whole spices, skip this step and jump right to the onion.)

Lower the heat (to low), add onion, ginger and garlic; sauté & stir.
In about 10 minutes onion will darken to medium brown.

While this is going on: Dry-roast coriander & cumin seeds over medium
heat about 2 minutes. They should smell fragrant. Allow them to cool,
then grind in your spice grinder. If not using whole spices, ignore
this section.

Add coriander, cumin, and turmeric to onion mixture, sauté for 2
minutes; stir constantly. Add yogurt; stir 1 minute. Add tomato sauce;
stir & cook 3 minutes.

Add meat, raise heat to medium. Sauté, break up lumps with your
spoon/spatula/turner, until meat is browned.

Add mace, nutmeg, salt, cayenne, and water. Lower heat to lowest
possible setting. Cover. Simmer for 45 minutes. If all the water
evaporates, add more a small amount at a time. The mixture should be
dry when you are done.

Let filling cool, then remove the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves
(if you used whole spices. They are a pain to fish out; we tend not to
use whole spices for these three.)

(Broam's note: also the cooking time is a bit much. We didn't let it
go 45 minutes; we cooked it on low until most of the water evaporated,
then let the mixture cool.)


48g (1/4c) clarified butter / ghee
(Broam sez: You can substitute regular unsalted butter, or you can
attempt to clarify it yourself, which is a bit labor intensive. Don't
use vegetable ghee, unless you're a vegan.)


Shape Dough:
Divide dough into 8 even pieces; roll into balls. (The recipe has you
roll into a long rope, then cut. This is not strictly necessary). Work
with one piece of dough at a time lest the others dry out.

With floured fingers, flowered rolling pin, and a floured surface,
flatten the balls of dough and roll into a 12cm (5") circle. Flour the
dough lightly if it sticks. Once rolled out, brush the excess flour
off. Brush the dough lightly with clarified butter, fold over, and
brush again. Fold over one more time.

After all the balls are buttered and folded, roll them out again. The
recipe says that you should be able to roll these into an 18cm (7")
round but we have never gotten our dough that stretchy.

Place 1/4c of the meat filling on top of the dough. Take another piece
and place it on top of the first piece. Fold the edges over 1cm (1/4")
and press to seal in the filling.

Flip the filled parathas over and use the rolling pin very gently. The
meat should not come through the dough.

(Broam says: Do not stack the parathas when finished. They'll stick
and it's a *nightmare* to separate them.)


FRY The Parathas

Heat large skillet over medium-low.

Brush pan with remaining clarified butter.
Place paratha in (you can cook a few at a time if they're small), fry
for 90 seconds. Brush surface with butter. Flip. Fry 60 seconds.

The dough may puff up a bit but will deflate when it's removed from
the heat. (Broam says: ours never do. YMMV).


SERVE the Parathas

Cut into 4 wedges. Keep finished parathas warm in a low oven ("warm"
setting) covered with foil while you cook the rest. (You can stack
them here.)

Can also be eaten at room temperature. Will keep overnight.


Mike Ray says: Great stuff

Posted at 2014-11-29T18:22:36Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for a great podcast Dave. Learned some stuff I didn't know.

I particulalry like:

echo ${var:?undefined}

And, something I've now incorporated into some scripts I have for conversion of one audio file type into another:

MP3=${M4A%.m4a}.mp3



Mike Ray says: Over to you Tony

Posted at 2014-11-29T17:10:33Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Hello Tony. What's the subject of your first HPR podcast going to be? Self-drive cars? I should explain that Tony has been kind enough to give me some lifts to our local Linux User Group in a car that almost, but not quite, drives itself


Mike Ray says: maryspeak, great stuff

Posted at 2014-11-29T00:31:12Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Hello Steve. Great stuff again with maryspeak. I've cloned it from github and at the moment I can't get any speech out of it but I suspect that's a permissions issue or something. Which user does maryspeak run as? If it runs as the user that executes the maryspeak command I would expect sound if the user belongs to the 'audio' group. I will solve it though because I am sure it is something I have not done.

I will pass this stuff on to Fernando of the F123 project because he has aksed me if I can produce a MaryTTS speech-dispatcher module and maryspeak may be an easy to hack the espeak-generic module to make marytts-generic.

On the subject of eSpeak; I suspect some folks have problems with languages other than English. Certainly Fernando says it is hard to understand when it is speaking Porteugese (I probably spelt that wrong).

I guess this is quite possible since I doubt Jonathan Duddington is polyglot :)

Nice to see that the maryspeak repo also contains the MaryTTS Debian howto.

Thanks again.

Mike


Tony Wood says:

Posted at 2014-11-28T16:26:35Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Brilliant, Mike! I'm most impressed.


Mike Ray says: Pi Accessibility

Posted at 2014-11-27T23:37:25Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Hello Steve. There is one guy at the Raspberry Pi Foundation who is aware of the problem and is going to try to get around to trying to fixing the sound driver. But as it is not broken for most applications and only seems to badly affect this accessibility issue I guess it is low priority. Personally I think using the GPU directly for tts is a good idea anyway as I have had all kinds of problems with ALSA and pulseaudio in the past

I'm now working on an Emacspeak server and then a speech-dispatcher module which also use my code library.

I think speech-dispatcher might already be ok but I suspect it is because the sd espeak module has the audio chunk size set so high that the stuttering doesn't occur but it eats up RAM as a result. My audio library is much leaner

I'm going to try to come up with an alternative to speech-dispatcher which will interface to Orca and run in a much smaller footprint.


Tom Rodman says: Thx for covering bash substring expansion

Posted at 2014-11-27T18:23:23Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Enjoyed your podcast. Thanks for your work. I'll
have to start using the substring feature.
--

Another example:

Ex
$ forwork=Mustang
$ car=forwork
$ echo ${!car}
Mustang

Ex
$ set -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; echo ${!myargc}
bliss
$ set -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; echo ${!$#}
bash: ${!$#}: bad substitution

More bash tips at:

http://TRodman.com/blog


Steve Bickle says: Great Episode

Posted at 2014-11-27T10:07:06Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Mike,

Great episode, this is the kind of thing I really like to hear on HPR. It's a shame that the BMC driver can't be fixed, especially since this bug has introduced an accessibility issue. I guess the driver in question is not open source though.


Steve Bickle says: Maryspeak project now on github

Posted at 2014-11-26T23:29:30Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Just wanted to add a quick note to the episode to say that the maryspeak project is on now on github along with the documentation in markdown files at https://github.com/scbickle/maryspeak


Steve Bickle says: Horses for courses

Posted at 2014-11-26T23:24:36Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Mike,

I am not a TTS developer either, I agree that eSpeak is a fantastic piece of code. As someone who started programming on the ZX81 and Atari 400 I can appreciate compact code.

The eSpeak voice is intelligible, and so I'm lead to believe, can still be understood at high speeds.

The eSpeak voice is generally not aesthetically pleasing to those less familiar with TTS. I think Ken was looking to the MaryTTS voices to find something more appealing to the general listener.

Having had a little more time to play with MaryTTS I can now appreciate that although seemingly more natural some elements of the voices are less intelligible at times. This may be the clipping you referred to on the mail list (I don't know because I don't really have a vocabulary to describe TTS voice quality). What I have noticed is that there are two types of MaryTTS voices, conversely to expectations the ones with the larger data-set appear to be less intelligible.

Which if any of the Mary voices are the clearest/cleanest?

The goals of eSpeak and MaryTTS are somewhat different, the Mary project appears to be a university research project. Having had a bit of a dig around in the MaryTTS code, I've found that it includes a lot of tools for recording and creating voices. There is also a whole range of effects processing and other tools to amend the vocal output model. Its definitely not a light weight TTS solution, but I don't think that was ever the intention.

I did notice that eSpeak can create static wav files using the -w switch so it probably wins there too.

Where MaryTTS or similar projects may win out over eSpeak would be to provide a more suitable voice to those who rely on speech synthesis to be able to speak. I recently heard this TED talk. http://www.ted.com/talks/rupal_patel_synthetic_voices_as_unique_as_fingerprints . The voices featured here appear to be a great improvement over MaryTTS, but I don't know what software they are using or if it is open source.


Frank says: Two supplements on Unison

Posted at 2014-11-21T21:57:47Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

Unison is really neat, I’ve been using it for a long time now to sync between several machines. I would like to make two additions to your explanations.

1) Unison in fact does *not* need the GUI installed. To set up the profile, you can also use an editor with the help of the (admittedly longish) documentation. And if used with the options -auto -ui text (it may select -ui text automatically, if no GUI is installed), it will show you the file list on the terminal and ask you for input there if needed.

2) To be more flexible in what can be synced (and to address your problem of capitalisation), I use the following trick:
- Create a new subdirectory in ~/.unison for each profile (I call them "-links" with being the ssh hostname for the remote sync partner). This subdirectory becomes the root directory for your profile.
- Fill that subdir with symbolic links to the items you want to sync. E.g. cd ~/.unison/laptop-links && ln -s /home/myname/Documents docs
- That way the directory to be synced can be called whatever you like, as long as the two symlinks have the same name on both sides.
- This also allows me to sync single files within a directory (e.g. ~/.vimrc) but not the dir itself, and also to sync directories that don’t share the same root, such as ~/docs and /mnt/data/music.
- Lastly, to make it all work, you must tell Unison to follow the symlinks you made. For this, add this to the profile config:
follow = Regex [^/]+
The Regex (regular expression) simply matches any character that is not a slash, hence everything on the topmost directory level (until the first slash).

Cheers.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2014-11-20T20:03:01Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

Have you ever tried `rsync --recursive ~/LocalFolder/. you@server:/home/you/RemoteFolder/.`?
The '/.' tells `rsync` "this directory" and combined with '--recursive' (or an option enabling '--recursive' like '--archive') you can easily (r)sync a directory with all possible filenames without worrying about "extensions".
Won't create the target directory but works nicely if it's already created.

And there's actually a text/console interface for unison (package "unison240-text" on Fedora 20) so you /can/ initiate a sync without the GUI ;)


Kevin O'Brien says: You're welcome

Posted at 2014-11-18T20:03:40Z relating to the show hpr1640 which was released on 2014-11-14 by Ahuka entitled Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Encryption, from a series on Privacy and Security

Glad you liked it johanv. They are fun to do, and I am working on some more.


Mike Ray says: MaryTTS, clipping

Posted at 2014-11-18T19:20:46Z relating to the show hpr1642 which was released on 2014-11-18 by Al entitled Frist Time at Oggcamp, from a series on OggCamp

Great episode, but does anyone really think the serious clipping on the MaryTTS intro makes it more tolerable than eSpeak? It is so badly clipped I could hardly understand every word


Mikael says:

Posted at 2014-11-18T08:31:49Z relating to the show hpr1641 which was released on 2014-11-17 by johanv entitled The real reasons for using Linux

Nice episode, Johan. Some great points made. I enjoyed it very much.


johanv says: Thank you for explaining this

Posted at 2014-11-18T08:06:10Z relating to the show hpr1640 which was released on 2014-11-14 by Ahuka entitled Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Encryption, from a series on Privacy and Security

Hi,
Thank you for this informative episode. Now I actually have a clue about how these encryption algorithms actually work.


Mikael says: re Facebook

Posted at 2014-11-14T11:19:39Z relating to the show hpr1637 which was released on 2014-11-11 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Communities Are Made of People

Thanks for an interesting episode, FiftyOneFifty. :)

It is great to hear how people gather into communities, and even sort of spontaneous communties, to help out.

Before, I would never have thought of joining facebook, but I did a few weeks ago. Not for general "social" reasons, but mostly having to do with issues related to my health. There are very useful small communities on FB, and it is a very easy way to connect to people. It has meant a lot to me.

There are lots of problems with FB, but as you say, communities are made of people. That a corporation should be the intermediary is not nice, but FB can be a very useful tool.

As long as one doesn't put all one's ("social") eggs in one basket.

Take care

Mikael a.k.a inscius


Mike Ray says: MaryTTS howto etc

Posted at 2014-11-13T15:39:59Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Thanks for the great howto on installing MaryTTS.

I have installed it and run it on my Debian desktop and I have to say so far that I fail to see what everybody is raving about.

Writing any kind of software speech synthesiser is a massive undertaking and I take my hat off to anybody that can do it.

But to those who gripe about eSpeak and rave about MaryTTS I have to say; eSpeak is lean and mean and supports dozens of languages. MaryTTS on the other hand is bloated and the voice I have heard is not very much better than I am used to with eSpeak.

Speaking as a blind computer user, small footprint and fast, crisp operation is far more important than the sound of the voice. I fail to see how I could write a long text document on a modest machine and expect MaryTTS to keep up with the fact I have been typing for thirty years.

And I am speaking as a blind person.

With one or two notable exceptions, possibly the use of a TTS engine by children with print disabilities other than blindness, nobody need look any further than eSpeak, IMHO.

Where something like MaryTTS _might_ win, is in the creation of static wav files for repeated use, but for on-the-fly tts, nothing beats eSpeak.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2014-11-12T21:56:53Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

victor: Glad you liked the episode. I suspect the French press I mentioned was poorly made, since others I've owned since then have not been as stiff to operate. I have a metal one now which has a very smooth action, and I use it occasionally to make some slightly less strong coffee than the moka pot.
I do actually have a burr grinder. It's an attachment to my old Kenwood Chef food mixer and it does a pretty good job, even though it seems to be almost an antique. I got out of the habit of grinding my own beans, though I used to use the grinder a lot years ago. You have prompted me to go searching for what's available here in Edinburgh and to get back into using it - thanks!

expatpaul: Good to hear that you're enjoying the delights of coffee made this way.


expatpaul says: Bialetti

Posted at 2014-11-12T19:39:37Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

I recently aquired a Bialetti Moka Pot (a six cup model) it really is superb. I have to agree that it makes the best coffee I've made.


victor says: Great episode!

Posted at 2014-11-10T06:11:40Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

Hi dave. I really enjoyed this podcast! First I\'d like to comment about your French press being to difficult to press. I think either your coffee was ground too fine or you added too much coffee to the press.

I own a French press and i haven\'t used it since i bought a moka pot this past summer. It\'s my favorite way to make coffee at the moment.

I\'d like to recommend investing in a burr grinder to improve your coffee experience. The encore electric grinder by baratza is an entry level burr grinder. It retails for $150 USD. Hand grinders work well too. Hario & porlex make some that sell for around $30.

Also, try buying local freshly roasted coffee!



Alison Chaiken says: Very valuable content

Posted at 2014-11-09T11:36:14Z relating to the show hpr1619 which was released on 2014-10-16 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 1), from a series on Programming 101

I really enjoyed listening and look forward to consulting your links. I work on the ARM Linux kernel on a different processor and appreciate the opportunity to learn more about how boot-time initialization really works and how ELF varies among processors.


Charles in NJ says: Returns are fun

Posted at 2014-11-03T13:24:24Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Thanks for this episode. I have used only old and refurbished computers at home since I began to use Linux. Refurbs give you the freedom to experiment with mods that you might not be willing to try on a new machine. Your speaker hack is a great example of the possibilities for making a truly custom rig.

If you feel like doing more about PLCs or projects with inexpensive programmable microcontrollers, those would be fun to hear, as well.

Loved the show!

Charles in NJ


Gabriel Evenfire says: Password protected PDF...

Posted at 2014-11-01T23:24:00Z relating to the show hpr1630 which was released on 2014-10-31 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 2), from a series on Programming 101

Hey,

Glad you are enjoying the series...

I just tried all the PDFs wtihin firefox and all opened up without asking for a password. Was it the ARM ARM that was giving you issues?

I found a second link that has that document.

https://www.scss.tcd.ie/~waldroj/3d1/arm_arm.pdf

The ARM instructions are in section A3.

Here is a quick reference card that I found online and have used on occasion.

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~valvano/Volume1/QuickReferenceCard.pdf

Now the RPI's ARM basically has support for "regular ARM" which is like 32-bit RISC, "thumb" which has a compressed form of regular ARM in 16-bit instructions and "jazelle" which is a mode where the ARM can interpret java bytecodes.

Regular is simple and elegant, and so is thumb from what I can see. But I have never used it. I've no interest in the Jazelle instructions for the time being. Now, newer ARM processors have support for 64-bit instructions mixed with 32-bit instructions (maybe even mixed with 16-bit instructions?). I'm not a fan of what they did there.

If you are still getting issues, email me. (see my profile)

Cheers,
-- Gabriel Evenfire


Mike Ray says: Another excellent episode

Posted at 2014-11-01T13:41:28Z relating to the show hpr1630 which was released on 2014-10-31 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 2), from a series on Programming 101

Another great episode of Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi. I like the loading of executable code with xmodem over the UART Looking forward to the next.

Only issue I have is that one of the PDFs pointed to in the first episode for download is password protected.

I'd like to get a list of all the ARM ASM instructions.


Mike Ray says: Pasting passwords?

Posted at 2014-10-30T11:35:35Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

This is probably a stupid question about passwords. I recently had reason to believe I had been attacked by a key-stroke harvesting nasty, and it prompts the question; is it a good idea, or even is it remotely effective, to paste a password from the clipboard if it has been copied from another document? This at least gets round the key-stroke bandits, right?


Mike Ray says: Clarification on my email address, nasty tts

Posted at 2014-10-30T00:39:58Z relating to the show hpr1629 which was released on 2014-10-30 by Mike Ray entitled Banana Pi - First Impressions

I was a bit alarmed to hear the pronunciation of my given email address at the start of show 1629, Banana Pi First Impressions.

Please note it is NOT raspberrypi.org but raspberryvi.org, VI for 'visually impaired. When I set up the email list and web site I checked with the Raspberry Pi Foundation whether they were happy with that. They said yes.

I'm not associated with the Foundation in any way, nor is my email list and web site


Ken Fallon says: NO!!!

Posted at 2014-10-24T19:36:47Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

No length restrictions are not good, nor are charachter restrictions. Yet it is a fact that these restrictions exist.


pokey says: Another Excellent episode

Posted at 2014-10-23T17:17:44Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Full of Great information, and presented in an entertaining way, by a man who could (and did) keep listeners engaged while reading the phone book. Thanks for everything you do for HPR, Ahuka.

cybergrue,
1. a great point. Thank you.
2. Please do a show detailing this. You're a member of our community, so we want to hear from you as well. It doesn't have to be long, it just has to be you. TIA.


pokey says: Awesome!

Posted at 2014-10-23T17:08:27Z relating to the show hpr1622 which was released on 2014-10-21 by semioticrobotic entitled An interview with Michael Tiemann, from a series on NewsCast

An awe inspiring interview with an inspirational interviewee. You had some really great, engaging questions. This may be the best interview on HPR so far. Congratulations on a job very well done.


pokey says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-10-23T01:12:28Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

I loved it. Thanks Bill. Were did you buy it? I'll listen again, incase you don't answer.

My wife's laptop just broke. Maybe beyond repair. So I'm looking at my options now.


Kevin O'Brien says: Yes and ...

Posted at 2014-10-22T20:42:21Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Guilty on the first point. I should have been more precise.

On the second point, are you saying that it is _good_ to restrict length and characters in passwords? Because if so I would love to hear your reasoning. Maybe I missed something in my analysis.



Ken Fallon says: Very good show but 2 comments

Posted at 2014-10-22T06:15:53Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

1. The use of the word Hacker without prefixing it with malicious
2. Many systems restrict the length and type of characters that can be used


Kevin O'Brien says: Please do a show

Posted at 2014-10-21T19:34:45Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Cybergrue, I think you should do a show. It would be a great contribution. I have never thought that my opinions were the last word on anything, and I welcome dialog, as Ken Fallon can attest.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great interview!

Posted at 2014-10-21T19:32:20Z relating to the show hpr1622 which was released on 2014-10-21 by semioticrobotic entitled An interview with Michael Tiemann, from a series on NewsCast

I really enjoyed this interview with Michael Tiemann, semioticrobotic. You are taking this series in an interesting direction, and I look forward to more.


mysterio2 says: Excellent interview.

Posted at 2014-10-21T18:32:46Z relating to the show hpr1622 which was released on 2014-10-21 by semioticrobotic entitled An interview with Michael Tiemann, from a series on NewsCast

I found this interview thoroughly engaging and informative. Hearing the business case for open source was interesting and an interesting juxtaposition to the more common ideologically based statements of open-source advocacy one hears. Keep it up!


pokey says: Fun game

Posted at 2014-10-21T12:43:07Z relating to the show hpr1617 which was released on 2014-10-14 by beni entitled Spaceteam, from a series on OggCamp

The show was ace! Thanks for the tip.


plan9fan says:

Posted at 2014-10-20T22:40:54Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

Great episode!!! Not only did I learn that my wife owns this very kit, but that she too was into electronics as a young adult. What a women.


Gabriel Evenfire says:

Posted at 2014-10-18T04:20:46Z relating to the show hpr4904 which was released on by entitled

While I can see where you are coming from Klaatu, I still have to disagree with your prespective. Let us consider the timeless Jargon File which I largely agree with:

"Hacking might be characterized as "an appropriate application of ingenuity". Whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into it."
http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/meaning-of-hack.html

So, hacking doesn't necessarily have to involve lengthy effort or careful craft. Unfortunately, what is ingenious to one person is banal to another. While pop-culture may may apply the term "hack" trivially, perhaps in the eyes of many in this world, everyday tips and tricks do seem ingenious. In that sense, pop culture is using the term correctly. Of course, among true "hackers" (see Appendix B) this wouldn't be considered to be the case. But to each their own. It's better than perverting the term to only mean "break into computers."

Cheers,
- Gabriel Evenfire


John says:

Posted at 2014-10-17T18:06:45Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks, very interesting information. I appreciate you taking the time to do this, and the other podcasts you contribute. All the best, John


ToeJet says: Couldn't root.

Posted at 2014-10-17T14:08:28Z relating to the show hpr1434 which was released on 2014-01-30 by ToeJet entitled Why I made an account free android

I was not allow to root when I did this. When developed, I was working as Mobile Device Manager for an international company. Rooted devices are not allowed on a corporate network. Also rooting causes issues when there are OS updates. I'm pretty sure many other people are in similar situations.


cybergrue says: Dangerous advice

Posted at 2014-10-17T12:49:49Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Another good episode, but the advice on using haystacks was dangerous. As you mentioned, the search space is becoming to large to sytematiclly search, so password crakers have evolved. One method they use is to take found words (not just out of a standard dictionary, such as all the words in wikipedia, other languages, leaked password lists, etc.) and try these plus varients like padding with additional characters, combining multiple words together (with and without spaces). In one news story, a password cracking package was breaking passwords that were 55 characters long! http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/thereisnofatebutwhatwemake-turbo-charged-cracking-comes-to-long-passwords/
These passwords were weak (common words strung together like the xkcd advice are particularly vulnerable) http://xkcd.com/936/ but it does show there are no short-cuts in creating a good password, it has to be completely random, mixed cases with symbols and numbers and long!
I would have submitted a responce show, but I think that this is too important, and that you should be the one to say this.


Mike Ray says: Excellent show

Posted at 2014-10-17T07:08:23Z relating to the show hpr1619 which was released on 2014-10-16 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 1), from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for an excellent show! A complex and interesting subject covered in an interesting and pleasing way. More of the same please


johanv says: Do you have a blog post about this?

Posted at 2014-10-14T07:27:35Z relating to the show hpr1616 which was released on 2014-10-13 by klaatu entitled Howto Use Webfonts

This seems a very interesting episode to me. Do you have a blog post about this? I didn' t listen very attentively. :-)

If not, I will of course happily listen again :-)


noName says:

Posted at 2014-10-12T00:25:01Z relating to the show hpr1597 which was released on 2014-09-16 by Steve Smethurst entitled Extravehicular Activity

Thanks Steve. Enjoyable and informative listening.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2014-10-08T18:20:26Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Ha, and we were both EEE1000 users once upon a time as well. (Well, I still use mine. I use it for LUG/2600 meetings, travel, etc...)

Yea, the x61's are decent rigs. I little old, a little chunky. But, they seem to be rock solid.

I'm bummed I missed you guys at OGGcamp this year. But, it was cool to see the HPR table picture. Who knows, maybe I'll see everyone next time.


Ken Fallon says: Noooooo

Posted at 2014-10-08T07:46:15Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hi Mike,

Please continue to send in shows on anything you like. I think the feedback has been overall excellent on your show and I personally want to hear more on RDBMS as do many other listners.

Keep them coming.

Ken.


Mike Ray says: @Borgu

Posted at 2014-10-07T23:49:34Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I thought it was pretty clear. But it's always possible to find a better way to explain it. I got a bit lost at the point I talked about a circular reference. That could have been better. But I guess an explanation that didn't have a 100% perfect explanation is better than no show at all.

I did this show in response to a real-world discussion. I'll not bother with any more about RDBMS matters.


corenominal says: From another X61 user

Posted at 2014-10-07T20:59:07Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Great episode. I love your speaker hack, very clever idea. I also purchased a refurbished X61 a few years back (the non tablet kind) and it's a great little machine. Like you, I also use it as a machine to take on the road and I took it to this year's OggCamp, where Beni ended up using it for his talk about Lernstick. Interestingly, or not, Beni used it because his Chromebook did not have VGA out. I like that old hardware can sometimes be more useful than new stuff :)


Ken Fallon says: VNC is not secure

Posted at 2014-10-05T09:20:51Z relating to the show hpr1606 which was released on 2014-09-29 by klaatu entitled Howto VNC

Hi Klaatu,

You mentioned several times in the show that VNC is secure, that is not the case unless people tunnel the session over ssh or a vpn as you have done. This was not clear and may lead someone to assume that VNC in itself is secure.

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/dtg/attarchive/vnc/sshvnc.html
"VNC uses a random challenge-response system to provide the basic authentication that allows you to connect to a VNC server. This is reasonably secure; the password is not sent over the network. Once you are connected, however, traffic between the viewer and the server is unencrypted, and could be snooped by someone with access to the intervening network. We therefore recommend that if security is important to you, you 'tunnel' the VNC protocol through some more secure channel such as SSH."

Even the "reasonably secure" statement is challenged here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Network_Computing#Security
"By default, RFB is not a secure protocol. While passwords are not sent in plain-text (as in telnet), cracking could prove successful if both the encryption key and encoded password are sniffed from a network. For this reason it is recommended that a password of at least 8 characters be used. On the other hand, there is also an 8-character limit on some versions of VNC; if a password is sent exceeding 8 characters, the excess characters are removed and the truncated string is compared to the password."

I have also seen VNC security questioned for not requiring a username and password.

Recommendations:
use the -localhost option so that only local (and tunneled) connections are allowed
use ssh tunneling
use the maximum size password allowed


Christopher M Hobbs says: What a great episode!

Posted at 2014-10-01T02:49:18Z relating to the show hpr1604 which was released on 2014-09-25 by cjm entitled How I Got Into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I really enjoyed hearing your story about how you started using GNU Linux! It was very entertaining and it sounds like you've come a long way!

Thanks for recording an episode! Happy Hacking!


mordancy says: lighting your charcoal chimney

Posted at 2014-09-30T14:22:38Z relating to the show hpr1591 which was released on 2014-09-08 by PipeManMusic entitled The Ultimate Cooking Device, from a series on Cooking

The best and cheapest way I have found to light the charcoal in my charcoal chimney has been to use either newspaper or paper towels. Put as much vegetable oil or cooking oil on it as you can. Then it will act like an oil lamp and the paper will burn until all the oil has cooked off.


Klaatu says: The host responds

Posted at 2014-09-30T00:12:18Z relating to the show hpr1601 which was released on 2014-09-22 by klaatu entitled Howto Install LAMP

Great point, tcuc. I guess I wasn't thinking about VM's or docker images or anything else, because I was seeing this as an introductory episode to the LAMP stack as A Thing.

I am making note of your idea, though, and might just record something about the use for VM-based web hosting later!

Thanks for listening, and for commenting!


davidWHITMAN says: Mary TTS

Posted at 2014-09-23T15:45:00Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Great show. Gotta admire those who have put the effort imto projects like this. go GNU!


johanv says: Dutch voice

Posted at 2014-09-22T20:05:55Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

I am certainly looking forward to a follow up show about creating a Dutch voice. :-)


tcuc says: Great episode!

Posted at 2014-09-22T13:12:22Z relating to the show hpr1601 which was released on 2014-09-22 by klaatu entitled Howto Install LAMP

I enjoyed this episode, i have installed a LAMP stack before and the reason i listened to this episode was that my hands were full and i couldn't skip. but I'm glad i listened, the way you explained the installation and defining things as you mentioned them made it easy to understand.

only thing i didn't hear that i was waiting for was that you didn't mention Virtual machines! their great for testing software and server applications.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show

Posted at 2014-09-21T00:06:30Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

I really enjoyed this show Ken. I appreciated learning more about how you develop an application like this. Please do have Ingmar back at some time to continue.


Kevin O'Brien says: Thank you for the comment

Posted at 2014-09-21T00:03:01Z relating to the show hpr1598 which was released on 2014-09-17 by Ahuka entitled Hashing and Password Security, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thank you gigasphere for the comment. It is nice to know I'm giving useful information. We have more to come.


Andrew Conway says:

Posted at 2014-09-20T11:54:57Z relating to the show hpr1594 which was released on 2014-09-11 by Andrew Conway entitled Steam and wine with linux

Johnv - children start out open minded - sounds like we're both keen to stop our children from sliding into the closed world!

FreeLikeGNU - thanks, I wasn't aware of that and will check it out and tell my son about it.


laindir says: This is me laughing

Posted at 2014-09-19T15:01:51Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Absolutely loved the part after the interview. It gives a real sense of the work they're doing and the incredible strides in quality that have been made in open source TTS tech.


Krayon says: CalDAV etc

Posted at 2014-09-19T05:07:38Z relating to the show hpr1400 which was released on 2013-12-13 by Honkeymagoo entitled How We Use Linux

CalDAV/CardDAV: For N900 sync'ing, syncevolution, for Android sync'ing, DavDroid. It creates local accounts that can be used with native Contacts and Calendars. It's free and open source, get it from http://f-droid.org/

Any MCE remote (search on eBay) are as cheap as chips and should work great. I use them on my XBMC boxen.


gigasphere says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-09-18T07:34:22Z relating to the show hpr1598 which was released on 2014-09-17 by Ahuka entitled Hashing and Password Security, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks Ahuka, I found this episode really useful in assisting my understanding of the subject particularly when talking about the salted hash and which hashing algorithms are the minimum standard now.


Michael says: You nailed it!

Posted at 2014-09-17T13:19:14Z relating to the show hpr1596 which was released on 2014-09-15 by klaatu entitled About the Word "Hack"

Wow. I'm in general not oposing the wider scope use of the term. I think everybody does it to a certain extend, if they call it hacking or not, and that it lies in the nature of mankind. Therefore I personally do no want to limit it to coding and computer technology, nor do I feel the need "to claim it back".
However, Klaatu has a point and his explanation absolutely resonated with me. It,s honest and thorough and the best one I have encountered so far!

Thank you for that.

Regards,
Michael



johanv says: Linux for the kids

Posted at 2014-09-16T12:46:33Z relating to the show hpr1594 which was released on 2014-09-11 by Andrew Conway entitled Steam and wine with linux

I really like it that you introduce your kids to Linux. I try to do that as well. I installed a Doudou-Linux box for my 4yo son, and he's finding his way pretty well (http://www.doudoulinux.org/web/english/index.html).

I hope he won't get stuck into the Windows world after some time just because my wife doesn't want to abandon Windows. She's a teacher, and teachers often tend to love Microsoft Office.

I guess I will have to make sure that there is always something on the Linux box that is more interesting than the Windows stuff. Shouldn't be too hard, I suppose.


Ken Fallon says: Let everyone be a hacker

Posted at 2014-09-16T05:54:04Z relating to the show hpr1596 which was released on 2014-09-15 by klaatu entitled About the Word "Hack"

First let me say that this was a brilliant episode.

I do however want to question your assumption that real life Hacking is a bad thing. For years we have fought the use of Hacker as the evil stereotypes as portrayed by media. Surely it's a good thing that the word is now been extended so that anyone can feel that they are a hacker.


johanv says: Very cool

Posted at 2014-09-12T20:49:14Z relating to the show hpr1593 which was released on 2014-09-10 by garjola entitled Why C++?, from a series on Programming 101

I really enjoyed this episode. I used to program in C++ more than 10 years ago. At that time, I didn't understand how overloading the ()-operator could be useful, but now I realise that I needed just that back then to make the mathematical library I was working on way more intuitive to use.



Klaatu says: Synfig

Posted at 2014-09-09T09:54:41Z relating to the show hpr1458 which was released on 2014-03-05 by Seetee entitled Free Culture and Open Animation, from a series on Interviews

Synfig is one of my favourite applications. Truly a killer app. Thanks for this very informative interview.


Jonathan says: Great Show

Posted at 2014-09-06T16:25:17Z relating to the show hpr1590 which was released on 2014-09-05 by JWP entitled The xfs File System, from a series on Filesystems

Thanks for this great introduction to XFS. I had been wondering why Daniel Robbins (creator of Gentoo, Funtoo) recommends it. While it seems ideal for enterprise use, for personal use it's a bummer that you can't resize (shrink) it. Guess I'll be sticking to my tried-and-true ext configuration in my next system setup.


chalkahlom says:

Posted at 2014-09-05T14:24:47Z relating to the show hpr1587 which was released on 2014-09-02 by Andrew Conway entitled Beginner's guide to the night sky 3 - A wee dot on a dark sky

fine show indeed! Many thanks.


Mike Ray says: More about tags

Posted at 2014-09-05T03:16:50Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Actually thinking more about this. It's another simple many-to-many.

A show can have one or more tags, and a tag can appear for one or more shows.

So, using the same diagramming I used in my show notes, and I hope the arrows don't screw up the form submission:

show------tag

The tag table only has one row for any possible tag. And here tags need to be cleaned up, probably all made lowercase and with apostrophes removed etc.

Then the show_tag_xref table just has a row consisting of two columns:

show_id
tag_id

Both columns have 'not null' constraints and there is a compound unique index.

Then an SQL query something like this can be looped to insert tags into the tags table with an 'after-insert' trigger to insert into the show_tag_xref table and the tag_id of the tags table is an autoincrement column:

insert into tbl_tags (strTag) values (?)
where ? not in(
select str_tag from tbl_tags
);

And then queries similar to those I did for the 1569 show notes are used to pull shows from the pool by tag.

It's a while since I did any professional MySQL programming but I think it now has triggers and autoincrement columns, and stored procedures.

A breeze in Perl using the DBI.


Mike Ray says: Tags

Posted at 2014-09-05T01:01:52Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

An RDBMS is a (potentially) huge exercise in set theory. So a collection of tags associated with, for example, a show, is a 'set'. SQL provides the 'in' clause for such things:

select show from tbl_show
where 'elephant' in
select tag, show_id from shows;

or something like that.

I've never even exposed my brain to how something like Google indexes the world's web sites. But you can bet they don't use a comma-separated list in a single table column.

I think we just found a subject for my next database show...set theory and the 'IN' clause.


borgu says:

Posted at 2014-09-04T19:26:30Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I've somewhat mixed feeling about this ep. Mike starts explaining in good, simple and easy to follow way and then just drops it :( He just needed to continue in similar fashion. Like, one can point from artist_table to genre_table and back but in order to preserve many-to-many nature of data one would have to have multiple copies same data at each side and leave behind the uniqueness of keys and then to change, for example, artists name one would have to change in multiple records at once and queries would have to filter through a lot more data and so on... it would be terribly inefficient and wasteful but it would work... and it would be obvious to listener why this is a bad design... and in an effort to improve it one can evolve it to have third intermediate table...
"believe me this is bad" will not cut for explanation :(
*sigh*
sorry, I guess I'm ranting..


Stephen says: re the reader

Posted at 2014-09-04T01:30:38Z relating to the show hpr1588 which was released on 2014-09-03 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBookClub-09-Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I agree with your collective assessment that the reader did well. But one thing really bugged me repeatedly--he made the classic non-local mispronunciation of the city of Kissimmee. It is *not* KISS-im-mee; it's kis-SIM-mee.


Dave Morriss says: Dealing with tags

Posted at 2014-09-03T22:03:24Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I'd have thought the answer was more of the same many-to-many stuff.

So what is a a tag? I would expect it to be a descriptive string, perhaps one already used in a system, or maybe a new one. Usually you'd want to refer to existing tags when tagging an entity in your database I imagine, so you can see if the tag is "open source" or "open-source".

In your interface, if you wanted to re-use a tag for a new entity then would be good if your system offered it in a menu or a list or let you start typing it and generated the matches as you type (like Google does in browsers). To do that you'd need a searchable table containing one tag per row. If you were typing in a tag and you made a typo the error would be more obvious in such a scheme. (You'd need Javascript to do this in a browser though.)

Then a tagged entity associated with many tags would have multiple entries in a cross-reference table. You'd probably want to store your tags with a case-insensitive variant or build a case-insensitive index too.

You wouldn't want to store the tags in a comma-separated list in the entity (no idea why I thought of that design) since you couldn't then implement a rapid lookup as you typed. Plus you'd have duplication, couldn't easily build an index, etc, etc.

Does that make sense? Mike can probably explain this more clearly :-)


Ken Fallon says: How do you deal with tags

Posted at 2014-09-03T13:57:38Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I can see the usefulness of many to many relationships but I'm curious to know how "tags" are supposed to be modelled in a RDBMS


guitarman says: Cool

Posted at 2014-08-23T16:43:44Z relating to the show hpr1577 which was released on 2014-08-19 by guitarman entitled Introducing Nikola the Static Web Site and Blog Generator

Glad you are enjoying it x1101. I like the philosophy of it, plus its very performant. If you need help with it aside from the handbook which is great on the getnikola website, they have an IRC chat room on freenode: #nikola where the devs and a few users hang out. I've gotten some good help there as well.
-Cheers


Mike Ray says: New host name

Posted at 2014-08-21T10:24:54Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I'm going to make a new show under a host name containing a comma :-p


x1101 says: Thanks!

Posted at 2014-08-21T01:43:06Z relating to the show hpr1577 which was released on 2014-08-19 by guitarman entitled Introducing Nikola the Static Web Site and Blog Generator

I was actually about to build something very like this myself! Playing with it now and loving it!


Ken Fallon says: Straw Man Argument

Posted at 2014-08-19T18:25:06Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Unlike you're mainframe programmer who knew there would be a problem in at most 50 years, our problem might arise in 2319, assuming the current rate of hosts coming to the network, and ignoring the fact that there are only about 80 hosts active in any given year, and assuming all our hosts live to be to a grand old age of 370 or so, and that they are all available to be in this show. Even then it would still take over 5 hours to introduce them and we would probably just put them under Various Hosts at that point, like we do for the New Year Show. Which incedently has under 100 listeners, let alone contributing hosts.

So why is it a bad idea to use a comma separated list in the case of HPR ?

Remember I intend to get at least one more show out of you or Dave on this topic.

/me struggles not to say "because it's more elegant"




Mike Ray says: Scalability

Posted at 2014-08-16T21:46:12Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Some time in the year nineteen-canteen, the first man to write a mainframe program said; "nah, I'll just use two bytes for the year..." :)


Ken Fallon says: Scalability is not an issue.

Posted at 2014-08-16T18:43:51Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I figured out that we could comfortably store 10,000 comma separated hosts into a row before we would have to worry. That episode would take five hours just to introduce the hosts.

I don't think that Scalability is an issue.


Mike Ray says: Scalability

Posted at 2014-08-11T17:38:05Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hello Ken. I take your point about XML Atom feeds. A big drawbig of XML is it is stuck with representing top-down, tree-like structures.

What you are doing by putting a comma-seperated list of values in a single column of a table is turning another table through 90 degrees. The problem, apart from the obvious one of there now being data items in this table that are not identified by the key, is one of scalability. How long is the field? 1024 characters? What happens when it runs out of space?

I know that in this application you are not exactly writing a multi-user client/server database application with many concurrent users and transactions happening every few tens of milliseconds, but compromises should not be made in the interest of programmer comfort with the SQL. That ultimately leads to performance compromises.

But even with the largish number of shows to date and the number of hosts, it doesn't represent a big dataset. But a system which can support something big from the start will not need tearing down and re-hashing as things grow.

I guess your hands are a bit tied if you don't know the future platform resources, like whether you will always have a sensible RDBMS back-end available.

My show was pretty theoretical. I'm more used to large systems. In the past I have worked on e-commerce systems for big vendors, and on world-wide client/server stuff.

I usually take the attitude that a heavy-duty solution can handle small-fry without breaking into a sweat, but the reverse is not true. That's scalability


Ken Fallon says: Brilliant episode but I'm still not convinced

Posted at 2014-08-11T12:57:23Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hi Mike,

No doubt about it, this was a brilliant episode on Many-to-many data relationships. The episode and show notes are excellent, and you even made *some* progress in convincing me that a linking table may be needed. I would have liked a more detailed explanation as to why it's a bad idea to use a comma separated list backed with actual processor utilization tests to prove this. Even then I'm willing to argue that the choice of a more inefficient method, is better if the system can be kept simpler. Remember that HPR is a volunteer run effort and we cannot guarantee that we will always have DBA's available to help out. I am more than happy to select a less efficient process if it means that more people can understand it.

Don't forget that the purpose of the database is to support the distribution of shows. The shows are primarily distributed using RSS and therefore we do not have a choice in the data model, as that is imposed upon us. While a show->host may be better modeled in a Relational database as a many to many relationship the fact is that in a RSS Item element it is a 1:1 relationship. As in: there can be only one //item/author element in the feed, so what we are trying to do isn't even possible in RSS 2.0. In the Atom syndication standard it is possible to do it using either multiple atom:author or atom:contributor elements. However even in that case it is still a 1:n relationship and not a many to many. A show is an independent item and has 1 or more authors or 0 or more contributors.

Also the use of an RDBMS is a legacy of our history and could change in the future. As DeepGeek suggested a long time ago, it should be possible to run the entire system using XSLT to merge XML fragments. This is now well supported by Atom (atom:source) and HTML5 (html:article). In this case the back end could conceivably not even have a database.

As Dave is aware, I may change my mind over night and accept your vision but today I'm still not convinced.

- http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification#ltauthorgtSubelementOfLtitemgt
- https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4287#page-24
- http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/sections.html#the-article-element
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relational_database

Ken.


klaatu says: Amazing!

Posted at 2014-08-11T04:24:36Z relating to the show hpr1568 which was released on 2014-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Speech Recognition for Linux

This is really really cool! I am not really interested in voice-driven computing myself but I have to admit that this is really pretty nice.

On the flip side of all this, I wonder what is involved in creating the voice for the computer. If someone sat down and recorded every word in the dictionary, can those samples be strung together for a more natural-sounding computer voice? or is it more technical and programmatic than that?

One wonders.


Klaatu says: JFS works for me.

Posted at 2014-08-11T04:20:58Z relating to the show hpr1570 which was released on 2014-08-08 by JWP entitled The JFS File System, from a series on Filesystems

Always good to hear a little about JFS. I have been using JFS on my main 500GB SSD drive as well as my 64GB thumbdrive for, I think, three years now. So far I have nothing but good things to say about it.

I do not have a whole lot of data about it, except that it has been working quite nicely and without incident.

A 256GB SSD drive, only a few months old, using a filesystem that is *not* JFS, has recently died. I am tempted to take this as a vote of confidence for JFS, but lack of any real causal data for the failure prevents me from considering it seriously.


Mike Ray says: Hope it wasn't too long and technical

Posted at 2014-08-10T21:03:44Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Thanks Dave. I tried very hard to make a complex subject as engaging as possible. It's likely to be pretty boring for a lot of listeners. SQLite3 makes writing a real-world example very simple though. I hope that nice Mr. Fallon feels suitably chastised


Mike Ray says: OTR

Posted at 2014-08-08T13:46:56Z relating to the show hpr1199 which was released on 2013-03-07 by Frank Bell entitled Old Time Radio on the web

Greate show Frank. Good to hear passion about a favourite subject. Night Beat is one of my favourites, followed by Richard Diamond and any other of the gumshow type shows. Always makes me smile to hear how things have changed, like the tobacco advertising and sponsorship in the later episodes of Richard Diamond. Rightly not allowed today


Mike Ray says: /etc blah blah

Posted at 2014-08-08T13:10:08Z relating to the show hpr1566 which was released on 2014-08-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

I agree with Dave. My first encounter with Unix was with a Honeywell Bull System V box in 1991 and technical and educational docs from Honeywell Bull themselves called it 'etcetera'. I like the pronunciation 'etsy' though


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for an impressive show

Posted at 2014-08-08T11:52:18Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your comprehensive explanation of this subject.

It's a difficult one to convey in a podcast, but the very detailed notes and examples helped enormously.


Dave Morriss says: Et cetera, and so forth

Posted at 2014-08-07T13:53:05Z relating to the show hpr1566 which was released on 2014-08-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Steve,

Thanks for responding to my random mutterings.

You know, I had never heard that explanation, and didn't know there had been/is a war about this pronunciation.

Here's my experience: I encountered my first Unix system in the 1970's. I was working at Lancaster University and we were evaluating a Harris (sp?) system. We reckoned the directory was "et cetera" and nobody told us otherwise. We didn't buy a Harris.

At my next job in the 1980's I attended a course run by HP on their HP-UX system where I am certain the trainer called /etc "et cetera". We did end up with HP, Sun, Apollo, SGI and DEC Unix flavours thereafter, and in none of them was /etc ever anything other than "et cetera".

I have heard it called "slash ee tee cee" but that's probably an anomaly.

Plus, Wikipedia reckons "et cetera" is correct and "extended text configuration"/"et see" is a backronym. I have to say it certainly smells of backronym and folk etymology to me :-)

I rest my case ...


Steve Bickle says: How /etc is pronounced

Posted at 2014-08-05T08:30:25Z relating to the show hpr1566 which was released on 2014-08-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

/etc is not pronounced etcetera because it actually stands for 'extended text configuration' hence the et'c pronunciation.

Ok that's me done with my "somebody's wrong on the Internet" moment for now ;-)


brijwhiz says: Journey comments and next book podcast

Posted at 2014-08-03T15:53:40Z relating to the show hpr1554 which was released on 2014-07-17 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled 07 - The Crown Conspiracy, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Hello team, fabulous choice. The last time I heard the audio bookclub it was a long time ago and thanks to this podcast I heard the fantastic series of the solar clipper.
Once again I had the pleasant experience of listening to a fantastic podiobook thanks to your recommendation.
In addition to thanking you I wanted to add two points from my side.

1. Journey comments:

I agree with all of you that Tolkein and Robert Jordan style meandering (while I love it) may not work for all. However having no sense of time or space does make the book a bit less in my opinion. I think Nathan Lowell found a happy medium path in his solar clipper series where the vast expanse of his universe is shown without being over detailed.

2. I have already bought his print books to read, but I was very interested to find out if he ever did come out with another audio book. I thought I heard mention of it, but I could not find it on the interwebs.

Once again thank you all for your efforts.


etalas says:

Posted at 2014-07-31T07:59:58Z relating to the show hpr1563 which was released on 2014-07-30 by MrX entitled Starting Programs at boot on the Raspberry Pi

You know, you could just put a little function for your incremental sleep and subshelling/backgrounding on top of your rc.local executing the cmd passed as parameters and then use this w/o needing to remember to increase the sleep parameter.


Beeza says: Lunchbreak Exploration

Posted at 2014-07-30T11:42:00Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

I loved this episode.

I've worked in all sorts of places and always spent my breaks exploring my surroundings - sometimes within a building and sometimes further afield.

When I used to work for a UK government department I was staggered at how easy it was to access some supposedly restricted areas.

Many office buildings have a floor above the top of the liftshaft. It's not so much that you're not supposed to go there - just that nobody expects you to. That often provides unofficial access to adjacent companies in shared buildings.

Your tip to "look like you have a right to be there" is fundamental to the whole "hobby".


Don Frey says:

Posted at 2014-07-26T18:29:59Z relating to the show hpr1199 which was released on 2013-03-07 by Frank Bell entitled Old Time Radio on the web

Cannot register, forgot password
but it has not been sent.


pokey says: Very interesting

Posted at 2014-07-25T04:56:12Z relating to the show hpr1551 which was released on 2014-07-14 by Scyner entitled Bitcoin Mining

And very tempting. Have you made any profit from this yet?


pokey says: Fun ep

Posted at 2014-07-25T04:54:34Z relating to the show hpr1553 which was released on 2014-07-16 by Andrew Conway entitled TuxJam 33.333 - How we got into Linux , from a series on How I Found Linux

I listened to this on a long drive, and it kept me sane in some insane traffic. Thank you. I don't think we share the same taste in music, but I really enjoyed the talkie bits.


pokey says: Cool topic

Posted at 2014-07-25T04:50:45Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

I almost thought I was listening to myself though. I explore in much the same way, and would have given many of the same tips, right down to the hammock. +1 for acting natural, being truthful, and avoiding private property. The shopping bag was a new one on me though. I'll consider it.

I prefer to explore on my free time, and nap on my lunch break. I like to walk for hours when I'm in the woods.

I made my own hammock for camping, and I made a small one just for sitting in if i'm out walking in the woods. I had to re-tie it several times to get it right, but it's nice to sit in.

If you record traces of the trails that you walk, I'd be happy to add them into openstreetmap.org for you, if you're interested, and if you're not already editing it yourself.

I love exploring buildings too, and I do it every chance I get. I love to see attics, basements, sub-basements, frame work, etc... I love to see how old buildings were built, and just honor the craftsmanship. Sometimes you get to see "so-and-so was here" and a date from long ago. That's always a real treat. I once got to go in a clock in a tower, and watch the guy wind it.

Thanks for the great episode. It was a real treat.


Ken Fallon says: You *must* get a recording device for mobile interviews

Posted at 2014-07-24T07:42:14Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

Hi Christopher,

A fantastic episode. As I was listening to all the tours you got I couldn't help thinking "record that as a HPR show".

So get yourself a Zoom, and a Sanza Clip as a backup and get recording. Getting some business cards printed out also helps as it makes the people more comfortable been recorded.

Ken.


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 2014-07-23T18:12:12Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

Thanks for sharing , that was a great episode , makes me want to go urban exploring.


Colin says: Journey comments

Posted at 2014-07-22T07:45:01Z relating to the show hpr1554 which was released on 2014-07-17 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled 07 - The Crown Conspiracy, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Hi guys, great episode!

My comments on the journey were really well covered. I did think that a bit more description would be nice. Not like Tolkien, but just some basics, to give more of an idea of there surroundings. I also thought that there is little sense of time in terms of there travels. I do accept the point that the book is probably more accessible partly because this is not detailed.


pokey says: Cool stuff

Posted at 2014-07-18T19:21:46Z relating to the show hpr1549 which was released on 2014-07-10 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff Pt.1

Indeed! Thanks.


Jon Kulp says: Help for Ash

Posted at 2014-07-07T10:57:32Z relating to the show hpr1284 which was released on 2013-07-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra, from a series on Interviews

Hi Ash,

sorry for the delay in responding but I only just now heard that there was a comment on this episode. It looks from the error message as if you need to install the "build-essential" package and also the "gnome-common" package (for autoconf). That's not to say that blather will necessarily do what you need it to do (it can't do dictation) but this should help you get past those error messages at least.


Jon Kulp says: Thanks Dave!

Posted at 2014-07-07T10:52:51Z relating to the show hpr1538 which was released on 2014-06-25 by Jon Kulp entitled Overhauling the School of Music website

Wow Dave, thanks for the tip. Wayback indeed had the previous version of our site. Kinda scary. I just want it to go away haha!


Georgi says:

Posted at 2014-07-07T10:28:25Z relating to the show hpr0367 which was released on 2009-05-28 by Chad entitled Screw you Hacker, from a series on All Songs Considered

Very nice song. There should be more songs like this in the hackers realm. Reminds me a bit of good old Richard Stallman's songs :)


Deltaray says: Snap circuits

Posted at 2014-06-30T20:11:40Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

Snap Circuits (http://www.snapcircuits.net/) fit the bill these days for inspiring young kids to learn about electronics.


Dave Morriss says: Wayback machine

Posted at 2014-06-28T16:38:41Z relating to the show hpr1538 which was released on 2014-06-25 by Jon Kulp entitled Overhauling the School of Music website

Hi Jon,

Very impressive show. You said you wished you had a before and after for your site.

I looked on the Wayback Machine and there are old versions of the School of Music's site going back in time, though whether they are what you are looking for I don't know.

Have a look at http://web.archive.org/web/20130128225830/http://music.louisiana.edu/ for example.

Dave


pokey says: Good show. Thank you.

Posted at 2014-06-27T01:13:47Z relating to the show hpr1538 which was released on 2014-06-25 by Jon Kulp entitled Overhauling the School of Music website

I don't have any websites, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you reason out your problem, your solution and the method you used to get there. I really like listening to your episodes. Thanks.


pokey says: Nice

Posted at 2014-06-27T01:05:54Z relating to the show hpr1537 which was released on 2014-06-24 by x1101 entitled How I make Coffee, from a series on Coffee

I make my coffee in a percolator, and I like it much better than a drip machine. We decided to get ours after our third drip machine in 5 years burned out it's boiling coil, and we were pleasantly surprised at how much we like how this makes coffee. We also love that it can pour coffee without spilling any, which can not be said of 99% of drip machines that I've used. I find that I like my coffee a little weaker when I percolate it than when I make it with a dripper.

My daughter just finished reading Little Brother by Cory Doctoro, and she liked the part about cold brew coffee, so we'll probably try that too. Maybe I'll be able to review it on the HPR_AudioBookClub. ;)


pokey says: I had this!

Posted at 2014-06-27T00:57:50Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

I got this very kit for Christmas one year. I didn't complete many of the projects before I started experimenting on my own and fried a couple of the components, rendering most of the projects useless, but I did love it. If only I had been given this kit just a couple or few years later....

Great episode! It really brought back some fun memories. The projects that I remember completing were the door alarm, the flood alarm, the light meter and the fish caller. I know I did a couple more with the light sensor too, and of course I was circuit bending before circuit bending was called circuit bending. I'm pretty sure that's how I fried components too.


pokey says: Loved it

Posted at 2014-06-27T00:45:45Z relating to the show hpr1390 which was released on 2013-11-29 by Ahuka entitled 02 - Encryption Basics, from a series on Privacy and Security

I really enjoyed this episode. Not only do you have a "phone book quality" voice (verifiable), but you also filled in several blank spaces in my understanding of encryption. I have a much better understanding now than before I listened. Thank you for another great episode.


pokey says: Awesome show

Posted at 2014-06-27T00:30:29Z relating to the show hpr1387 which was released on 2013-11-26 by Underruner entitled Christmas Light Synchronization

I'm way behind in all of my podcast listening, but I'm trying to catch up. I just listened to this episode, and I was blown away. First at how creative you are, and also at how accurately you were able to describe everything that you did. I have the world's worst visual imagination, but I was able to picture everything that you described. I'm very impressed that you were not intimidated by the programming of the Arduino, because I would have been. I thoroughly enjoyed what you said when you went off script as well. Bravo to you.

My only criticism is that I think your breakers are too big. if you ever drew 20 Amps of power through either circuit you would burn up your 14Gauge bus. You may wish to add fuses to your box or replace the 20 Amp breakers with 10 Amp breakers.

When you get to the point of being able to choreograph your lights to music plase, please, PLEASE do the HPR song (or at least The Free Software Song).

Thank you for a great episode. It's going on my all-time favorites list.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2014-06-26T18:08:05Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

Yea, we played with one when we were kids as well, Cprompt. It was at my Grandparents house. The Radio Shack one. Probably the same one you had. I remember my cousin and I doing a project once that was a "dog whistle" (humans can't hear it). We pictured getting all the dogs in the neighborhood howling and running up to us.

We wired the project up in about 30min, Then sat on the porch for hours disturbing not one dog. Heh... And because we couldn't hear it we had to keep checking the wiring thinking we had it hooked up wrong.

Your going to get one Ken? Cool! I bet your kids will enjoy it. You could probably get a episode out of it with you and your son doing one of the projects and talking about it. (You owe me a show!) :P


Ken Fallon says: Available at amazon

Posted at 2014-06-26T10:52:52Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

These are available in Amazon :) Ordering some this weekend.


CPrompt^ says: Thanks!

Posted at 2014-06-25T20:51:35Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

That's awesome! Glad they still make these. Was great fun when I was young...and now :)



NYbill says: They still make them...

Posted at 2014-06-24T18:45:04Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

Just an FYI if anyone wants to get a kit like CPromt is talking about, there is still a company making them. Just do a search on Amazon or somewhere for a company called Elenco. These would make a neat 'retro' electronics kit for a youngster.



Ken Fallon says: Good plan

Posted at 2014-06-17T17:49:01Z relating to the show hpr1532 which was released on 2014-06-17 by Keith Murray entitled Project Idea - White-Hat Spam Bot


Good idea and also useful for HPR. Can you give us some sample files to work from please.

Can you also give us clearer view on what the Inputs and Outputs are, as well as rules that you want.

You mentioned ifthisthenthat ( IFTTT ) but reading https://ifttt.com/privacy would not lend itself to FLOSS solution.



ash says: Dyslexis

Posted at 2014-06-16T22:07:14Z relating to the show hpr1284 which was released on 2013-07-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra, from a series on Interviews

I am looking for a program that can write the words I say to text and read out the text I have written. For now I Orcra from gimp and using debian as the operating system. Would hear whether you can use blather about this?

About the installation of blather.

http://paste.jonkulp.net/lolilabuje

And I get this

**Error**: You must have `autoconf' installed to.
Download the appropriate package for your distribution,
or get the source tarball at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/

**Error**: You must have `libtool' installed.
Get ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/libtool-1.2d.tar.gz
(or a newer version if it is available)

**Error**: You must have `automake' installed.
Get ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/automake-1.3.tar.gz
(or a newer version if it is available)
cp: kan ikke udføre stat() på './src/gst-plugin/.libs/libgstpocketsphinx.so': Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog
root@Stationer:/home/root/pocketsphinx-0.8# get_blather
bash: git: command not found
root@Stationer:/home/root# conf
cp: kan ikke udføre stat() på '/home/root/blather/commands.tmp': Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog
bash: /home/root/bin/blather.sh: Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog
chmod: kan ikke tilgå '/home/root/bin/blather.sh': Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog


Greetings from Ash


Kevin O'Brien says: Good point

Posted at 2014-06-14T20:49:15Z relating to the show hpr1529 which was released on 2014-06-12 by Ahuka entitled TrueCrypt, Heartbleed, and Lessons Learned, from a series on Privacy and Security

It looks like I may have been a bit hasty in my comments about the code being removed. Your points certainly seem reaosnable. Correction accepted.


Ken Fallon says: You many not have researched this enough

Posted at 2014-06-13T16:00:04Z relating to the show hpr1529 which was released on 2014-06-12 by Ahuka entitled TrueCrypt, Heartbleed, and Lessons Learned, from a series on Privacy and Security

To be clear this is *not*, as you say, "starting over". They started with the existing OpenSSL code and worked from their. So they are using the exact same "mature code" and any issue they find are also issues in OpenSSL. Once fixed they are added to LibReSSL and _remain_ in OpenSSL. However, Do not mistake "old code" for "tested code". It was not tested, which was your third point "Bugs are not shallow if the eyeballs are not there." Now that people *are* looking at the code bugs are been found. Case in point the new team brought on board by the Linux Foundation to help fix OpenSSL reported on 5th June 2014: CVE-2014-0224: "a Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack where the attacker can decrypt and modify traffic from the attacked client and server."

So let's look at what was actually removed in the first week. arstechnica have an interview with Theo de Raadt and he describes exactly what they removed.
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/openssl-code-beyond-repair-claims-creator-of-libressl-fork/
--------------------------------------------------------
de Raadt said there were "Thousands of lines of VMS support. Thousands of lines of ancient WIN32 support. Nowadays, Windows has POSIX-like APIs and does not need something special for sockets. Thousands of lines of FIPS support, which downgrade ciphers almost automatically."
...
There were also "thousands of lines of APIs that the OpenSSL group intended to deprecate 12 years or so ago and [are] still left alone."
...
De Raadt told ZDNet that his team has removed 90,000 lines of C code. "Even after all those changes, the codebase is still API compatible," he said. "Our entire ports tree (8,700 applications) continue to compile and work after all these changes."
--------------------------------------------------------

So to summarise the facts:
90,000 lines of *unused* or *obsolete* code is removed from the LibReSSL code base.
90,000 lines of *unused* or *obsolete* code remains in the OpenSSL code base.

If the Industry Average is 17.5 errors per 1000 lines of code*, and there are 90,000 lines of code, we can calculate that the OpenSSL code has 1,575 MORE errors than LibReSSL

( 90000 / 1000 ) x ( ( 50 - 15 ) / 2 ) = 1,575
* "Code Complete" by Steve McConnell.
Blame Charles in NJ if my math is wrong.


rocket-dog says:

Posted at 2014-06-13T14:06:44Z relating to the show hpr1527 which was released on 2014-06-10 by Windigo entitled Surviving A Roadtrip: GPS

One question, are we there yet?


Kevin O'Brien says: Why I said that...

Posted at 2014-06-13T01:15:53Z relating to the show hpr1529 which was released on 2014-06-12 by Ahuka entitled TrueCrypt, Heartbleed, and Lessons Learned, from a series on Privacy and Security

I still maintain that tested code is better than untested code, and nothing tsts it more than time. The OpenSSL code worked well for a long time until a very subtle error crept in. So the question is whether we will more quickly get to a more secure state by developing a mature code base or by throwing it out and starting over. In general, I maintain that fixing the mature code is a better practice.

Second, announcing almost immediately that that you have thrown out 90,000 lines of code (the number I recall) does not tom e suggest careful thought so much as a hack-and-slash mentality, and I don't like that in security. Calm deliberation usually works better.

Third, from the reports I read one of the things that was discarded as an unnecessary feature was Windows compatibility. Even though I support free software, I recognize that we need to share the Internet with a shit-ton of Windows machines, and I would prefer that they be as secure as possible.

I totally agree on Mono culture, and I hope that LibreSSL provides good competition. I did not mean to imply that LibreSSL should not exist, only that Iwould be very cautious about adopting anything unproven.


Ken Fallon says: Disagree with your comments on LibReSSL

Posted at 2014-06-12T09:44:43Z relating to the show hpr1529 which was released on 2014-06-12 by Ahuka entitled TrueCrypt, Heartbleed, and Lessons Learned, from a series on Privacy and Security

As ever I enjoyed this show and broadly agree with many of your points. I would first like to strongly disagree with the section where you discuss LibReSSL before adding another suggestion.

Your Ad hominem argument against Theo de Raadt (10:23:00) was unmerited, and while people may criticise his tact, he has a long history of producing and managing secure projects.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_de_Raadt: "He is the founder and leader of the OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects".

To address your other points in that section.
1. "I would stick with OpenSSL and give LibReSSL a pass, at least until such a time as they show a long track record of success".
The developers of LibReSSL have a long track record of success as they are the same people that bring you OpenSSH. They are noted for been able to produce secure software. So much so that Linux Torvalds said of the team, "I think the OpenBSD crowd is a bunch of masturbating monkeys, in that they make such a big deal about concentrating on security to the point where they pretty much admit that nothing else matters to them." From a practical point of view everyone running any Linux Distribution is more than likely already running and trusting OpenSSH.
From http://www.libressl.org/: "LibReSSL is primarily developed by the OpenBSD Project".
From http://www.openssh.com/: OpenSSH is developed by the OpenBSD Project.

2. "A good general rule in security is that new code is much more dangerous than code that has been around for a long time"
The whole heart bleed issue proves this to be false. The rule itself is based on the premise that if it's around a long time, many people have reviewed the code and many bugs have been fixed. This is a rewording of "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow", Linus's_Law argument which you yourself criticise in the episode.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus's_Law

Many people skip the caveats in the formal version "Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix will be obvious to someone". The heart bleed code was caused by not having a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, and yet this is exactly what the OpenBSD Project brings to the table.

Furthermore LibReSSL is not "new code", but rather it is "forked code". They are fixing old existing bugs on OpenSSL and nothing is preventing OpenSSL from implementing the fixes they discover.

3. Your argue that removing code and "stuff they don't care about" doesn't look good.
I would point out that that is not a bad thing and was widely supported when LibreOffice forked OpenOffice. Michael Meeks celebrates this by publicising 38,714 known unused methods in LibreOffice. "One of the unfortunate things that LibreOffice inherited, as part of the several decades worth of unpaid technical debt, is unused code that has been left lying around indefinitely. This was particularly unhelpful when mingled with the weight and depth of the useful code we have around the place."
From https://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2012-01-09-unused.html

So finally I would suggest that "Mono Culture is bad" should be added to your list. Having (cooperating) competing systems, is not a bad thing as it encourages development, and innovation. Over reliance on any one piece of software is a bad thing. We saw that in the fields of Operating systems, web browsers and now in Security Libraries.


Ken Fallon says: cron

Posted at 2014-06-10T14:34:22Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

To get this to work in cron you need to make sure that the script is executable. Assuming the script is called "boyt.bash" and is in your own bin directory "/home/apcr/bin/boyt.bash".

chmod +x /home/apcr/bin/boyt.bash

Check that is runs by just typing:
/home/apcr/bin/boyt.bash

After that it should run in cron.


APCR says:

Posted at 2014-06-10T08:10:42Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for the script. It works great. Can anyone tell me how to run it as a cron job? I have copied the file to /etc/cron.daily but it does not run. Do I have to run a script that actions this script?


klaatu says: every number

Posted at 2014-06-09T21:23:30Z relating to the show hpr1517 which was released on 2014-05-27 by johanv entitled The set of prime numbers is infinite

I did not know that any number greater than 1 was either prime or could expressed as a product of primes. Thanks for this informative episode!


Ken Fallon says: Trigger comment

Posted at 2014-06-08T14:12:49Z relating to the show hpr1523 which was released on 2014-06-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

This is a test comment to trigger all the RSS feeds. By the way we get one comment spam every 2 minutes. Well done to all the spammers out there.



etalas says: I've thought the 8char key IDs aren't enough nowadays

Posted at 2014-06-06T06:54:32Z relating to the show hpr5547 which was released on by entitled

Only listened to the first third yet (nice talk so far, questions from the audience are a little hard to understand) but I've thought the eight character key IDs aren't enough nowadays b/c it's too easy to create a keypair that has the same first eight chars of an ID. I think there was something Debian-related about this a few years back.

In the meantime I came across those two helpful links regarding GPG/PGP:
- why you should use subkeys: https://wiki.debian.org/Subkeys
- a "best practices" for OpenPGP: https://we.riseup.net/riseuplabs+paow/openpgp-best-practices ([EDIT: replaced by https://help.riseup.net/en/security/message-security/openpgp/gpg-best-practices)

keep up the good work!


pokey says: You too!

Posted at 2014-06-06T00:26:06Z relating to the show hpr1527 which was released on 2014-06-10 by Windigo entitled Surviving A Roadtrip: GPS

I thought I was the only one.

I love GPS... probably to an unhealthy degree.

Thanks for the episode.


Ken Fallon says: Comment Viewer

Posted at 2014-06-04T11:09:13Z relating to the show hpr1523 which was released on 2014-06-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

There isn't, as yet, the possibility of a RSS feed with this comment software but do have a page that lists all comments. This is linked on the P of HPR and under About > Show Comments
http://hackerpublicradio.org/comments_viewer.php


Dave Morriss says: Thanks guys

Posted at 2014-06-04T08:38:41Z relating to the show hpr1518 which was released on 2014-05-28 by Dave Morriss entitled 02 The podcasts I listen to, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks davidWHITMAN and Ken Fallon for the positive feedback.

I was convinced I had created the perfect soporific here, but maybe not after all :-)


Ken Fallon says: Working on my basement filling my nas

Posted at 2014-06-02T15:19:15Z relating to the show hpr1518 which was released on 2014-05-28 by Dave Morriss entitled 02 The podcasts I listen to, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks Dave.

Boredom killer and NAS filler.


davidWHITMAN says: Great List

Posted at 2014-06-02T12:22:31Z relating to the show hpr1518 which was released on 2014-05-28 by Dave Morriss entitled 02 The podcasts I listen to, from a series on Podcast recommendations

As an internet audio junkie this is a great list.
Thanks


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2014-05-30T20:39:52Z relating to the show hpr1484 which was released on 2014-04-10 by Andrew Conway entitled TuxJam31

It's spelled S-C-O-T-C-H


NYbill says: Ha, sorry Pete.

Posted at 2014-05-29T19:14:32Z relating to the show hpr1503 which was released on 2014-05-07 by NYbill entitled Making Waves-The DSO Pocket Oscilloscope

I shouldn't show you my 3 multi-meters as well then... You'll want more toys. ;)


Dave Morriss says: I enjoyed the history in your show

Posted at 2014-05-26T15:58:00Z relating to the show hpr1499 which was released on 2014-05-01 by Charles in NJ entitled How I Got Into Computers, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thanks for this, I found it quite fascinating. My career in IT covered a number of the points you mentioned in your show, so it was good to reminisce.


mcnalu says: Erratum 2:

Posted at 2014-05-24T12:49:14Z relating to the show hpr1533 which was released on 2014-06-18 by Andrew Conway entitled Beginner's guide to the night sky 2

In the notes, the list is most used/liked FIRST. Doh^2!


Epicanis says: There will be more

Posted at 2014-05-24T10:18:37Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

Thanks also Quvmoh, NE5C1U5, and mcnalu (and if anyone is waiting in the moderation queue, thank you, too.)

After these comments, I'll definitely be doing more of these.


Jim Zatorski says: Extra video downloaded

Posted at 2014-05-23T15:07:11Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

Is anyone else having an extra video appear EVERYDAY (usually the same one)?

I have tracked it down to the "--max-quality" switch. The man page shows an expected "=FMT" clause.


mcnalu says: Good and different

Posted at 2014-05-23T13:24:22Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

This was good and something rather unique too. Informative, funny, quirky.


mcnalu says: Enjoyed it

Posted at 2014-05-23T11:59:58Z relating to the show hpr1514 which was released on 2014-05-22 by Beeza entitled Give The Small Guy A Try

Enjoyed the show, and the very next morning I installed mhWaveEdit (via slackbuilds.org) and recorded and edited my next HPR show with it!


Epicanis says: I guess I should do more of these

Posted at 2014-05-22T14:37:09Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

Thanks Phalax and My5t3r102 (and elmussol over on the blog) for the quick feedback - sounds like this format has at least a few fans, so I've bumped it up on my "potentially upcoming topics" list and I'll plan on doing more.

I have a pretty large stack of papers and subjects available, but more suggestions are also welcome!


NE5C1U5 says: good

Posted at 2014-05-22T10:34:45Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

wow! this was actaully REALLY good! much better than all other stuff i heard here


Quvmoh says: Awesome

Posted at 2014-05-21T22:51:46Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

Best episode ever!


My5t3r102 says: Really enjoyed this one!

Posted at 2014-05-21T13:43:01Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

Found it engaging and informative. Would very much like to hear you on other topics.


My5t3r102 says:

Posted at 2014-05-21T13:39:58Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

Really enjoyed this one. Found it interesting and engaging. I would very much like to hear some of your other topics.


Phalax says: Interesting

Posted at 2014-05-21T03:12:23Z relating to the show hpr1513 which was released on 2014-05-21 by Epicanis entitled Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers

This show was really interesting. Love the for dummies way you present the otherwise somewhat hard to understand topic. Great show!


Peter64 says: Thanks

Posted at 2014-05-19T22:13:16Z relating to the show hpr1497 which was released on 2014-04-29 by Charles in NJ entitled Practical Math - Units - Distances and Area, Part 1, from a series on Practical Math

Really enjoyed this, can't wait to listen to part two.

Thanks


Dave Morriss says: You are quite right

Posted at 2014-05-19T14:47:26Z relating to the show hpr1507 which was released on 2014-05-13 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

It was a comment by tonieee on http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1482 pointing out that the hosts from TuxRadar had relocated to the Linux Voice magazine and podcast.

Apologies to all if we gave the wrong impression. I actually subscribe to both magazines and both podcasts and enjoy them all.


Alison Chaiken says: Mailvelope, APG and K9mail working!

Posted at 2014-05-18T09:30:50Z relating to the show hpr1500 which was released on 2014-05-02 by Ahuka entitled Key Signing, from a series on Privacy and Security

It has taken me a couple of hours, but I have Mailvelope, APG and K9mail working on my Android phone as well as on my laptop. I finally figured out that there is a hidden tab that allows APG to import keys from keyservers. For K9mail, since I use two-factor authentication with gmail, I had to set up an "application-specific password." I put my secret key on my phone by MTPFS mounting it, copying the ASCII-armored secret key to Downloads folder, importing it into APG, and then remounting the folder to delete it.

Useful links:
http://www.minertechsolutions.com/blogs/how-to-configure-your-android-phone-with-gmail-using-k-9-mail-more/

http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/54559/how-do-i-setup-a-gmail-account-with-2-step-verification-in-k-9-mail


Alison Chaiken says: not all keys appear in "encrypt for" list?

Posted at 2014-05-17T22:15:15Z relating to the show hpr1500 which was released on 2014-05-02 by Ahuka entitled Key Signing, from a series on Privacy and Security

The list of keys I can encrypt for is much shorter than the list of keys I successfully imported. Anyone else have this problem? Restarting the browser did not help.


Alison Chaiken says: import existing keys from server into APG?

Posted at 2014-05-17T21:31:30Z relating to the show hpr1500 which was released on 2014-05-02 by Ahuka entitled Key Signing, from a series on Privacy and Security

Has anyone figured out how to import existing public keys from a keyserver into APG? The help the app provides is quite limited. I don't see any advantage to creating a new key for my phone. Am I missing something?

Excellent series, Ahuka. I installed mailvelope as well.


dodddummy says: Tuxradar is still tuxradar, right?

Posted at 2014-05-17T17:27:17Z relating to the show hpr1507 which was released on 2014-05-13 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

If my memory is good for the one day since I listened, a listener gave feedback that tuxradar is now linux voice. And the hosts confirmed that. But tuxradar is still going and linux voice, while consisting of most of the old tux radar people is a different entity. In theory both will be awesome linux podcasts into the future and beyond.

Or is my catcher fibbing to me?


ClaudioM says: Working...

Posted at 2014-05-15T18:51:41Z relating to the show hpr1509 which was released on 2014-05-15 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Needs Shows

I have finally gotten an idea for a series that I think would be worthy of HPR. It's still in the planning stages, but I hope to have the initial episode available soon. I'll also be sure to throw in some random episodes on how I found Linux or something like that. Thanks again for HPR!


Dave Morriss says: Next time music?

Posted at 2014-05-15T15:10:45Z relating to the show hpr1500 which was released on 2014-05-02 by Ahuka entitled Key Signing, from a series on Privacy and Security

Hey Bert,

Thanks for mentioning PIUS. I received a few signatures from people using this after this year's FOSDEM.

I realise now what else was missing from the FOSDEM "conga" - music :-)

Dave


Peter says: Bugger

Posted at 2014-05-12T21:26:16Z relating to the show hpr1503 which was released on 2014-05-07 by NYbill entitled Making Waves-The DSO Pocket Oscilloscope

Now I not only want one of these but a breadboard, 555 timer & all the other cool stuff to play with, Good stuff.


Peter64 says:

Posted at 2014-05-11T04:50:30Z relating to the show hpr1503 which was released on 2014-05-07 by NYbill entitled Making Waves-The DSO Pocket Oscilloscope

Looking forward to listening to this one NYBill, have looked at these things numerous times, just don't have a good enough reason to buy one though.



Bert Yerke says:

Posted at 2014-05-09T17:31:12Z relating to the show hpr1500 which was released on 2014-05-02 by Ahuka entitled Key Signing, from a series on Privacy and Security

I attend the key-signing party at SCaLE every year. Phil Dibowitz usually hosts and has done so for many years. He recommends not to do any actual signing at the party but rather use a worksheet to verify the keys and then follow up at home or in your hotel room) after the party. First each participant reads his/her fingerprint while the rest of us check it off on the list. Then we form a "conga line" to verfy identity with some form of picture ID. Passports are the most trusted form of ID.
There is more information at Phil's website:
http://www.phildev.net/pgp/gpgsigning.html
He also has a program to do some of the heavy lifting:
http://www.phildev.net/pius/
PIUS can be used to manage the party and to follow up after. It is a nice way to process each of the new keys, requiring intervention only to set validation level and it also mails the signed key to the owner automagically.

Hope that helps,
Bert


timttmy says: ciwiki -- a didiwiki clone

Posted at 2014-05-04T22:44:59Z relating to the show hpr1496 which was released on 2014-04-28 by MrX entitled wiki on the raspberry pi

Just a quick note to say I enjoyed the episode and that I use ciwiki a fork of didiwiki. The main benefit of ciwiki is that you can choose to make pages private and require a user to login to view or edit the content. http://sourceforge.net/projects/ciwiki/ . We needed something simple at work to keep sales quotes in but we are quite a small company so a full CRM would be overkill so I thought a wiki might be a good idea. I looked at LOADS, but decided that didiwiki (well ciwiki) was simple enough that everyone could use it with around 10 minutes training. We have been running it for around 3 and a half years now and a quick " ls .didiwiki | sed '/.prev.1/d' | wc -l " shows that there are 1137 pages in our .didiwiki folder. I've found that the built in browser search ctrl^ f works better when searching through page titles. Also backing it up is a piece of cake! I just have a script that runs at 4pm everyday which gzips the whole .didiwiki folder and emails it to me. The gzipped archive is less than 2MBs in size, another win for being plain text.

Anyway, thanks for the show!

--timttmy


anon says:

Posted at 2014-04-25T19:18:03Z relating to the show hpr1495 which was released on 2014-04-25 by Ahuka entitled 27 - LibreOffice Calc - Calculations and the Formula Bar, from a series on LibreOffice

This guy sounds like a teacher. He should produce online video courses.


freelikegnu says: Building a PC

Posted at 2014-04-25T05:22:55Z relating to the show hpr1494 which was released on 2014-04-24 by klaatu entitled The Next Gen is You (2/2)

http://pcpartpicker.com/ is good for exploring some new build combos. My prefered method for obtaining pc hardware is leveraging reviews from amazon and newegg for parts I can find on ebay. Sometimes the stores are cheaper, but usually last gen parts are the best deal and are often in new condition. There really should be some mention about making sure ram is compatable with the CPU and sometimes the motherboard may be picky about ram specs.


NYbill says: Oops, misspoke...

Posted at 2014-04-24T00:19:14Z relating to the show hpr1503 which was released on 2014-05-07 by NYbill entitled Making Waves-The DSO Pocket Oscilloscope

I just realized, toward the end of the episode, I made a hypothetical example of a 3v AC wave going positive for 3v then negative for 3v. I called it "3v peak to peak".

This would of course be 6v, peak to peak.


borgu says: greate interview

Posted at 2014-04-18T11:20:20Z relating to the show hpr1486 which was released on 2014-04-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Linux Luddites Episode 11 - Interview with Rob Landley

great interview, listened to it 3 times now. will listen again. good job guys!


Flip Marley says: background music

Posted at 2014-04-17T20:01:36Z relating to the show hpr1476 which was released on 2014-03-31 by sigflup entitled Sega Genesis Music Driver

What is the music playing in the background? And how can I get it?


Deltaray says: New Desktop Recording program

Posted at 2014-04-17T03:42:02Z relating to the show hpr1484 which was released on 2014-04-10 by Andrew Conway entitled TuxJam31

There is a great new Screen recording program that is easy to use, works well and works with OpenGL even. Its called Simple Screen Recorder (SSR)

http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/

Also, I find kdenlive to be a decent video editor that's easy to use. I also use Blender, but I understand that the learning curve is a lot higher for it. There is also Lives, but I haven't used it.


CPrompt says: Good shows!

Posted at 2014-04-16T12:49:54Z relating to the show hpr1488 which was released on 2014-04-16 by Keith Murray entitled What's on My Podcatcher, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I listen to a lot of these same shows but there are a few that I will be adding to my podcatcher.

THanks!


Seetee says: Linux version

Posted at 2014-04-15T11:26:23Z relating to the show hpr1428 which was released on 2014-01-22 by Seetee entitled Coffee Stain Studios and the Sanctum games

In Steam you can now choose to install the Beta-version of Sanctum 2 to try it out. Works really well!


brother mouse says: the mousepad

Posted at 2014-04-14T01:46:06Z relating to the show hpr1482 which was released on 2014-04-08 by Ahuka entitled 02 What is on my podcast player, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Pocket Casts for android allows the setting of playback speedup on a podcast-by-podcast basis.

The only show I speed up is "under the influence" from CBC. That dude.... talks... so. slow.... I speed it up 20% and it finally sounds normal.



tonieee says: Tux Radar is now Linux Voice

Posted at 2014-04-09T16:21:02Z relating to the show hpr1482 which was released on 2014-04-08 by Ahuka entitled 02 What is on my podcast player, from a series on Podcast recommendations

The guys who did Tux Radar have left Linux Format to form their own magazine, Linux Voice, so you can now find their podcast on their website (http://www.linuxvoice.com/).

In case you aren't aware Linux Voice magazine are going to give 50% of their profits to the free software community and make all their content CC-BY-SA 9 months after publication which is pretty awesome.


Ken Fallon says: Ubuntu != the only GUI

Posted at 2014-04-06T13:33:57Z relating to the show hpr1441 which was released on 2014-02-10 by pokey entitled Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge talk with pokey

Hi Stu,

re: "..most people are not interested in using the CLI, and teaching them to do so is the wrong approach..."

It may be the wrong approach but there is no one single unified way to do things via the GUI. Fact.

Even within the Ubuntu family common tasks like copying files, adding printers, adding packages are all in different locations.
Ubuntu GNOME - Ubuntu with the GNOME desktop environment
Kubuntu - Ubuntu with the K Desktop environment
Lubuntu - Ubuntu that uses LXDE
Mythbuntu - Designed for creating a home theatre PC with MythTV
Ubuntu Studio - Designed for multimedia editing and creation
Xubuntu - Ubuntu with the XFCE desktop environment

Were Ubuntu/Canonical actually serious about this vision, then a lot more work would be paid to pushing common methods of doing things in the GUI to the Free Desktop or some other upstream project. Taking care of the translation and accessibility support as you go.

Right now when a friend asks how to do something and they need it done urgently, the only common way we have to *help* them is to do so in the command line.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Hummm let me think

Posted at 2014-04-03T13:27:27Z relating to the show hpr1474 which was released on 2014-03-27 by David Whitman entitled A behind the Curtain Look at OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) with Pokey and David

yes.


pokey says: Time for an update?

Posted at 2014-04-02T16:45:48Z relating to the show hpr1474 which was released on 2014-03-27 by David Whitman entitled A behind the Curtain Look at OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) with Pokey and David

Damn! This ep wasn't even out a week, and they Reved the UI. Do we need to do an update show?


pokey says: Sil, I can not disagree with you more.

Posted at 2014-04-02T16:41:24Z relating to the show hpr1441 which was released on 2014-02-10 by pokey entitled Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge talk with pokey

At the time of this writing, HPR has almost 1500 episodes. Almost all of them are dedicated advocating, Free/Open Source Software, GNU/Linux, Open Standards and/or Free Culture and ALMOST ALL of them (I cant think of any exceptions) are hosted by NICE people being NICE.

I'm familiar with the attitude that you're describing, but I think it's the exception these days. I'm somewhat of a late-comer to Linux/Free Software (2007ish), so maybe I'm not an acceptable measuring stick, but I don't even remember a time when that attitude was the rule.


pok says: No worries

Posted at 2014-04-02T16:22:22Z relating to the show hpr1477 which was released on 2014-04-01 by Various Hosts entitled OSI layer 3, from a series on April Fools Shows

I don't think any of us knew.


DeepGeek says: Happy April

Posted at 2014-04-01T13:09:05Z relating to the show hpr1477 which was released on 2014-04-01 by Various Hosts entitled OSI layer 3, from a series on April Fools Shows

Particularly loved the readings, thrown in as easter eggs, of bizzarrely boring techno dribble. If I had known that was going to be part of this show, I would have found something opaque to read from the great computer scientist Donald Knuth.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Knuth

---
DG


jezra says: what do you mean 'no one says that'?

Posted at 2014-03-31T19:08:56Z relating to the show hpr1470 which was released on 2014-03-21 by Ken Fallon entitled Learn to read time with ccClock

If the time is 9:04, I don't say "four after nine" or "four past nine", I say "nine oh four". Dag-nabbit! kids these days.


sigflup says: yo

Posted at 2014-03-27T00:46:38Z relating to the show hpr1471 which was released on 2014-03-24 by sigflup entitled Encrypt Your Stuff With Blowfish , from a series on Privacy and Security

Blowfish because it's fun. No other reason.

Key as in the same key you entered. You are not creating a key/password pair, you are manually entering a key in and you're entering it in twice. once for decrypting and once for encrypting.

I would handle decrypting separately. If you script/write something that handle's encrypted files that would be nice. So far I've just been piping them into things.

I hope that answers your questions. Mail me if it doesn't. pantsbutt @ @ g mail . com

THANKS FOR LISTENING!!!!!!


Jonas says: Encryping stuff

Posted at 2014-03-24T03:20:58Z relating to the show hpr1471 which was released on 2014-03-24 by sigflup entitled Encrypt Your Stuff With Blowfish , from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks for the episode. You seem to do more interesting things in your normal computer use than the rest of us do. I'm interested in hearing more like this in the future. What seems mundane to you is really interesing to us regular desktop users.

Is there a reason to use blowfish in partucular?
When you say "enter your key", do you mean enter the password for the key created earlier? I've created keys with and without password before.
If you want to see an encrypted file using a text editor or movie player, is there a program or script you use as a front end to decypt and play on the fly, or do you decrypt and then handle the file separately? I'm wondering if you use a GTK or Python popup to ask for the key password or something like that.


Durandal says: Great episode from a great series

Posted at 2014-03-23T23:15:42Z relating to the show hpr1465 which was released on 2014-03-14 by Ahuka entitled 24 - LibreOffice Writer A Brochure Project, from a series on LibreOffice

Ahuka, I know you have heard it before but this is a great series! I found it really useful to take the concepts you have talked about and apply it in a real-world example.

Also thanks for covering international measurements. It really added value for me sitting in the UK.

Looking forward to the calc series as spreadsheets is where I spend most of my life at work these days.

Thanks!!


Durandal says: Valued show, please keep it!

Posted at 2014-03-23T23:10:14Z relating to the show hpr1469 which was released on 2014-03-20 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

I understand the comments in the show and asking the question Ken.

I agree that it works better when more people are involved and appreciate that when theres only 2 or 3 it may seem less valued.

Everyone needs to make more of an effort to attend the recordings. This includes me. Might be a good way to get into making my own episodes.


Adventureboy says: Thank You.

Posted at 2014-03-21T15:19:43Z relating to the show hpr1434 which was released on 2014-01-30 by ToeJet entitled Why I made an account free android

I have been planning to set up my Nexus 7 is a similar way. I will be rooting and using Cyanogen Mod but I will be using your guide as a template for the rest of my configuration. What are your thoughts on using Amazon's app store for commercial apps? I would like to use it to get things like Netflix and Audible and Amazon wouldn't have as much control over the entire device as Google would.


pokey says: I never used an N900

Posted at 2014-03-20T12:39:43Z relating to the show hpr1466 which was released on 2014-03-17 by pokey entitled Thoughts on GPS

I had an N810 and I used a couple of gps/map programs on it, but neither were complete enough (at the time) to get much use out of. The one that I remember I think was called NavIt. It showed a lot of promise, but it couldn't do offline navigation.

The TomTom is like an iDevice in that it "just works." Meaning of course that it just does what it does, and nothing con be done differently than the way that the manufacturer has decreed. There are a few settings accessible to the user, but not much of any consequence. I bought mine used, and I'd buy another used one if I needed it. I'd even pay full price if I had to, but I'd never buy one on the primaty market; casting my dollar vote for the way that the company behaves. They make devices which run a Linux kernel and they lock the device to their own management software, which only runs on Windows or Mac (and poorly at that).


David L. Willson says: Right there with you

Posted at 2014-03-20T00:34:34Z relating to the show hpr1463 which was released on 2014-03-12 by sigflup entitled Code Is a Life Sucking Abyss, Also My Story

I loved your stories. My "I have a problem." moment was at 4AM, shivering in the garage, thinking, "I really should get to bed soon. I have work in a few hours." :-)


paradigm says: Bedrock Linux

Posted at 2014-03-19T22:01:16Z relating to the show hpr1468 which was released on 2014-03-19 by Beto entitled A Whole Lot of Nothing: Chromebook EOL, CentOS WTF, Non Mainstream GNU/Linux Distros and more...

Hi, I'm the founder and lead developer of Bedrock Linux.

I made a point to pass your complements on the main people behind bedrocklinux.org's design.

A key thing that may not have come across clearly which I wanted to elucidate: while Bedrock Linux happens to use chroot() behind the scenes, it is abstracted away from the end user. Moreover, things aren't as segregated as some may assume when they hear the word "chroot". From the end users point of view, you can just run programs and not worry about where they originate or how it works under-the-hood. If you want a web browser from one distro, steam from another, a window manager from yet a third, you can just do that and they all play along together as though they were all from the same distro. I may rework the documentation to put less emphasis on the word "chroot" to mimize possible confusion.

Thanks for helping get Bedrock Linux more attention! I agree - more TLC for smaller distros like Bedrock and Bridge would certainly be a good thing. Buuut maybe I'm biased.


Ron says: Great info

Posted at 2014-03-19T11:54:31Z relating to the show hpr1466 which was released on 2014-03-17 by pokey entitled Thoughts on GPS

I am interested in GPS
the only device I have owned is my N900 it works ok as a GPS.
Starting to seem rally under powered.
The screen in small.
I will now watch for a TOMTOM to purchase.


deltaray says: great

Posted at 2014-03-14T19:35:00Z relating to the show hpr1463 which was released on 2014-03-12 by sigflup entitled Code Is a Life Sucking Abyss, Also My Story

Great episode and stories Sigflup.


Steve Kemp says: Thanks for your templer coverage

Posted at 2014-03-14T18:50:50Z relating to the show hpr1203 which was released on 2013-03-13 by Chess Griffin entitled templer: a static html generator

It is nice to see other people seeing/using templer, and bug reports/suggestions are always welcome.


claudiom says: Well said!

Posted at 2014-03-13T19:27:30Z relating to the show hpr1463 which was released on 2014-03-12 by sigflup entitled Code Is a Life Sucking Abyss, Also My Story

Great episode, sigflup! I know exactly what you mean when you talk about keeping a balance with programming and personal life, especially when you have a partner in your life. While mine wasn't due to programming, I did focus a lot on computers and music, mainly with composing music on my computers and just my fascination with computers and FOSS operating systems in general. I was also fascinated with retrocomputing and making lots of that FOSS work on them. This did take a lot of time away from my wife at the time. Well, that part of my life is in the past and I'm with my current wife, but I have learned from my mistakes in the past. There needs to be a balance between our passions of interest and our passion for the ones we love. As much as I love that kind of stuff, my wife is much more important to me. She may not have any interest in this part of my life that I do enjoy, but I'm fine with that. I love her and dedicate my time to her primarily. None of these things should ever become more important than our loved ones in our lives.


sil says: Replies

Posted at 2014-03-08T14:00:25Z relating to the show hpr1441 which was released on 2014-02-10 by pokey entitled Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge talk with pokey

Yes. Yes, it's a bug if there's not a GUI way to do a thing that a user wants to do. I am of the opinion that the advantages of Ubuntu being wildly popular all around the world are advantages that I want to see -- much better hardware support, much better software support, no longer being a second-class citizen in many things -- and that most people are not interested in using the CLI, and teaching them to do so is the wrong approach.

As you say, it IS perfectly possible to win with free software, to love free software, to be its passionate advocate, without caring that someone else loves proprietary software. But not everyone does. And the people who castigate you make the environment so unpleasant that they're what drive you out. It seems that the "advocate open source" model has become, for some people, the "chastise those who are insufficiently dedicated to open source" model, and hearing that all the time is very, very tiring. It doesn't matter if there are a hundred nice people for every one nasty person, because you never get to hear from the nice people, just the nasty ones. And there is no culture of nice people calling out the nasty ones and stopping them doing it, because then the nice people look insufficiently dedicated and so become targets of zealot ire too.


deepgeek says: fahrenheit

Posted at 2014-03-06T12:05:01Z relating to the show hpr1456 which was released on 2014-03-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

Just a note on the "arbitrariness" of fahrenheit mentioned in the show. fahrenheit's original "set points" were original what was thought to be human body temperatures in the time it was invented. Thus, a healthy human was pegged at 100 degrees, later advances in accuracy adjusted that to 98 degrees.
The two are just as arbitrary, using 100 degrees for boiling water or what temperature you think a healthy person should be at.
Not that I'm all that fond of either system, I just wanted to point out the historical tidbit.
---
dg


Ken Fallon says: Ask and ...

Posted at 2014-02-20T09:00:40Z relating to the show hpr1449 which was released on 2014-02-20 by Peter64 entitled Timelapse Video

Thanks Peter64


pokey says:

Posted at 2014-02-19T01:56:21Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

Josef Donnington:
I have to say, I agree with Ken on this one. :)

Garjola, Jamison, Broam, Vincent, Josef, Ken, KrazyTelemarketer, Quvmoh and everyone else: Thank you so much for listening. I was thrilled to have the chance to do the interview, and I'm so grateful to the HPR community, for building up the reputation of the "brand" of HPR. Interviewing RMS was and is so far out of my league that I never would have thought that I could have done it on my own. But doing such a bold thing on behalf of HPR seemed perfectly natural. Obvoiusly doing something on someone's behalf also comes with certain responsibilities, like maintaining if not advancing HPR's reputation, and I try so hard to do that when I do something bold for HPR. I can't thank all you guys enough for your positive feedback. It makes me feel like I succeeded in my responsibilities to HPR while I borrowed the HPR name to do something risky and fun.


pokey says: linux feast

Posted at 2014-02-19T01:30:29Z relating to the show hpr1371 which was released on 2013-11-04 by pokey entitled The Lost Banner of HPR

well, I can make eggs...


pokey says: Wow. Thank you.

Posted at 2014-02-19T01:28:40Z relating to the show hpr1441 which was released on 2014-02-10 by pokey entitled Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge talk with pokey

David, I agree with everything you've said here (with the exception of proprietary software not being evil), and I'm flattered that you've taken the time to say them so well. I wish I could have made these points durring the recording.

I am SUPER HAPPY whenever someone likes a show that I've done. It makes my day when it actually resonates with a real person. I often feel like I'm not articulate enough when I need to be, so I feel like when someone likes one of my shows, that means it's a special person. Thank you for making my day.


Ken Fallon says: Because ...

Posted at 2014-02-16T10:51:39Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

I got into the habit of using while loops because it deals with spaces in input better or so I've found., but mostly I can work in "blocks" up to the pipe "|" is one block. Test. Debug. Then on to the next block. That makes It easier to debug on the command line, where most of these start.

Not using seq makes the script too bashey :) but that argument holds little water I know.


David L. Willson says: Thanks!

Posted at 2014-02-11T16:30:36Z relating to the show hpr1441 which was released on 2014-02-10 by pokey entitled Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge talk with pokey

Pokey,

Thanks for pissing them off so much that this show happened. I loved it! It took me back to the golden days of LUG Radio. I miss that show.

Keep up the good fight.

A few things they missed:

On Bug #1: We did win.

On free software not mattering. Of course it matters. When Aq mentioned all the things you can switch to when the thing you use now pisses you off, he listed several Linuxes, one MacOS, and one Windows. The switch cost between versions of Linux is much lower than the switch cost from MacOS or Windows.

On not being an ass-hat. It is perfectly possible to win with free software, to love free software, to be it's passionate advocate, without caring that someone else loves proprietary software. Proprietary software isn't evil, it's ineffective for a particular set of desired outcomes.

On command-lines. Really, Aq? It's a bug if there's not a GUI to do everything the user wants to do? Interestingly the CLI way of doing most things is the same for several years, if not eternally, but the GUI changes with the wind. Linus gave the GNOME project hell over this very thing. Stop breaking user-space without a good reason, and I'll stop teaching people to solve their problems from the CLI whenever possible. CLI's are powerful, so are chain-saws. The fact that they're both scary just adds to their beauty.

Ok, enough, or someone will tell me to record it, rather than writing it.

GO POKEY!


Dave Morriss says: The power of modern Bash

Posted at 2014-02-09T11:14:28Z relating to the show hpr9444 which was released on by entitled

The power of modern Bash
I wondered why you used:

seq 1 ${maxtodownload} | while read videopage;
do

as opposed to:

for (( videopage=1; videopage<=${maxtodownload}; videopage++ ))
do

or (if you don't like repeating 'videopage' three times):

for videopage in {1..10}
do

You can even do more fancy stuff like:

for i in {001..0010}; do

for i in {0010..001}; do

for c in {a..h}; do

I find I almost never use the 'seq' command in today's version of Bash.


Cloud says: Great podcast and brilliant idea for a series, but...

Posted at 2014-02-08T17:22:17Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

now I need to upgrade my broadband to allow for all these great videos that I wasn't getting before!


Roan says:

Posted at 2014-02-04T15:27:52Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

seq will do descending counts

seq 100 -1 1

seq FIRST INCREMENT LAST


Michael says: c is the way

Posted at 2014-02-03T01:18:29Z relating to the show hpr1330 which was released on 2013-09-06 by garjola entitled Programming languages 3 - C, from a series on Programming 101

a couple of years ago I pulled out an old book I had from decades ago (K&R "the C Programming Language")
and made some tiny cgi's in c. (compiled with gcc)

nothing gives me dynamic pages on a web server faster than those!

and I'm talking about the real world here .. data is read from disk! (modern operating systems have pretty good caching for disk reads anyway)

now I would love to see a federated social (forums/events/etc) platform done that way ... so that it could handle thousands of users on a raspi!





Windigo says: This is relevant to my interests

Posted at 2014-01-31T19:40:40Z relating to the show hpr1434 which was released on 2014-01-30 by ToeJet entitled Why I made an account free android

I've been greatly interested in tablet computing, but have been dismayed at the Google/Apple-centric environment out there.

This kind of tutorial/episode seems like an excellent way to start breaking away from that. Thanks for posting it!

Have you considered trying an alternative ROM, like Cyannogenmod? I've never done anything close to it, but I've heard it thrown around as an option...

Thanks for the first episode, here's hoping it's not your last!


ToeJet says: Account Free Android Project

Posted at 2014-01-30T13:55:43Z relating to the show hpr1434 which was released on 2014-01-30 by ToeJet entitled Why I made an account free android

I must have missed the link :)


Ken Fallon says: 5150 make a complying argument for Fahrenheit

Posted at 2014-01-26T07:49:54Z relating to the show hpr1432 which was released on 2014-01-28 by cyan entitled Fahrenheit 212

0 Fahrenheit - Really cold outside
100 Fahrenheit - Really hot outside

0 Celsius Fairly cold outside
100 Celsius Dead

0 Kelvin Dead
100 Kelvin Dead


Ken Fallon says: 'twas I

Posted at 2014-01-21T17:38:58Z relating to the show hpr5901 which was released on by entitled

Hi Don,

I'm the one that was ranting about the arbitrariness of the Farenheight scale. You are of course correct that the celcius scale is equally arbitrary, but at least there is a known reason for it. So I was thrilled to hear your explanation but my hopes were dashed by none other than the US Navy, http://www.onr.navy.mil/Focus/ocean/water/temp3.htm "The freezing point of seawater is about 28.4F (-2C), instead of the 32F (0C) freezing point of ordinary water. "

But then wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Gabriel_Fahrenheit) explains "The lowest temperature was achieved by preparing a frigorific mixture of ice, water, and ammonium chloride (a salt), and waiting for it to reach equilibrium. The thermometer then was placed into the mixture and the liquid in the thermometer allowed to descend to its lowest point. The thermometer's reading there was taken as 0 F. "

Not that seems to support your point but then we have "The second reference point was selected as the reading of the thermometer when it was placed in still water when ice was just forming on the surface. This was assigned as 32 F. " - Which begs my question why pick 32 degrees for that ?

Continuing "The third calibration point, taken as 96 F, was selected as the thermometer's reading when the instrument was placed under the arm or in the mouth." So he may have been using a multiple of 32 but why ?

Also - you owe me a show :)

Ken.


Donald Desjardin says: Mildly miffed comment

Posted at 2014-01-18T17:56:02Z relating to the show hpr1432 which was released on 2014-01-28 by cyan entitled Fahrenheit 212

When the presenter of this show talked about how the Farenheight numbers were crazy/random/strange, I vaguely remembered from my early grade school days that there was a logical reason for the numbers.

So I tried to look up the reasons as I remmebered them, but couldn't find anything on the web.

From what I remember (almost 50 years ago) the person that developer the F scale (just like Mr Celcius) also wanted to use some known standards, and the coldest temp known and used was the freezing point of ocean water roughly zero F (it depend on the amount of salt/saturation in the water), and the 100 measurement was not the hottest point known (because they were still discovering hotter things), but the human body (98.6 is pretty close to 100, and i don't think they had the decimal precision then).

Hope that clear it up and makes un American's look a little less strange :-)

Thanks,

Don


Ken Fallon says: It's not my fault !!!

Posted at 2014-01-09T16:00:15Z relating to the show hpr1417 which was released on 2014-01-07 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year Show Part 2 2013-12-31T16:00:00Z to 2013-12-31T21:00:00Z

Hi Ed,

People are interupting each other because we are all calling in from around the planet. While mumble is good, it cannot compensate for the speed of light, and so two people on other sides of the globe both speak at the same time in what to them is a vacant space. Not a lot you can do about it.

I would be very reluctant to have a moderator as it would interrupt the flow.

We could however set some guidelines for talking, eg keying up, so that others know you wish to talk. Also training people that a silence is ok for a while as it will be removed automatically in the post recording.

Ken.


Ed teach says: Great

Posted at 2014-01-07T06:16:38Z relating to the show hpr1417 which was released on 2014-01-07 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year Show Part 2 2013-12-31T16:00:00Z to 2013-12-31T21:00:00Z

The content was awesome.
Figure out how to have a moderator. People are
Interrupting each other . One guy was
Breaking up continually .


Ken Fallon says: Because....

Posted at 2014-01-05T20:43:40Z relating to the show hpr1404 which was released on 2013-12-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Editing pre-recorded audio in Audacity

Because for Archive.org will get the flac and they can then encode it from the best possible encoding available to us, to whatever new format comes along.

Feel free to take a look at the encoding script and modify it as you desire.
git@gitorious.org:hpr-scheduling-system/hpr-scheduling-system.git

/transcoding/hprtranscode

Ken.


George says: All these years....

Posted at 2014-01-03T21:06:55Z relating to the show hpr1404 which was released on 2013-12-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Editing pre-recorded audio in Audacity

...and I didn't know about the multitool. I've needed that forever!

I am curious, why 24-bit flac? HPR shows being (mostly) mono, voice recordings don't typically need that kind of encoding. I know that you are going to convert to ogg, mp3, speex and possibly opus, but still a 16-bit input file should be more than adequate in 99.999 percent of the cases. Only when music is involved might it be necessary to use 24-bit, but even then, unless the source is recorded @ 24-bit it's really un-necessary.

Also, I was surprised there was no effort made to do noise removal, or level the tracks. I frequently notice level differences between the intro/outro and main recordings, levelling could go a long way to helping with that.


otak says:

Posted at 2013-12-31T23:09:19Z relating to the show hpr1312 which was released on 2013-08-13 by Epicanis entitled Deepgeek interviews Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic Pirate Party parliamentarian), from a series on Interviews

Thankyou so much deepgeek this was awesome and informative.


Nido Media says: correction

Posted at 2013-12-31T14:03:10Z relating to the show hpr1411 which was released on 2013-12-30 by Nido Media entitled ohmroep live 1, 31-06-2013, pirate parties

"Thomas Gordon" is actually "Thomas Goorden", as in http://piratenpartij.be/user/513



Frank S says: I remember you, Bob!

Posted at 2013-12-26T23:07:59Z relating to the show hpr0703 which was released on 2011-04-13 by Bob Evans entitled My Computer History, from a series on How I Found Linux

We spent quite a few hours in that third-floor computer lab. Learned a lot about under-the-hood computing. (Still not sure that sign-magnitude was the best choice for a teaching computer.) Having spent some time in the employ of big Wall Street firms, I'm still impressed with the stock-trading game you managed to shoehorn into 4K! Hope you are well.


MrX says: Reply

Posted at 2013-12-22T17:44:41Z relating to the show hpr1398 which was released on 2013-12-11 by MrX entitled Batteries Part 1

Hi Mark, very sorry for the long delay in getting back to you, finding the time sometimes can be difficult. Thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed the episode, am still trying to find the time to do part 2, hopefully won't be too much longer.

-----------

Hi pokey, again very sorry for the long delay in getting back to you
To answer you 1st question:-

A lead acid battery consists of lead electrode and one side and lead oxide at the other, lead oxides don't normally conduct electricity. Apparently it was only in 2011 that we figured out how it was working. When electrons travel between the electrodes the lead oxide looses oxygen transforming itself into a conductor.

Hope this answer question

Sounds like your also a bit of a battery fan, just goes to show that batteries can last for years (if you look after them). Had a look at the Mintyboost, sounds very interesting, I would imagine it will be very handy :)


Ken Fallon says: Actually, no

Posted at 2013-12-21T01:08:02Z relating to the show hpr0008 which was released on 2008-01-10 by Mubix entitled Asus EeePC

Hi redanthrax,

And the show was by Mubix and Redanthrax. If that is you then I assume you are being vicious. If not you are been less than constructive, for no other reason than someone is using the same handle as yourself.

Ken.


redanthrax says: this is dumb

Posted at 2013-12-20T03:27:16Z relating to the show hpr0008 which was released on 2008-01-10 by Mubix entitled Asus EeePC

who even made this


pokey says:

Posted at 2013-12-19T13:20:24Z relating to the show hpr1400 which was released on 2013-12-13 by Honkeymagoo entitled How We Use Linux

Good show. This one is going to get a second listen. You guys have some very good ideas.


pokey says: Great Episode

Posted at 2013-12-19T13:19:29Z relating to the show hpr1398 which was released on 2013-12-11 by MrX entitled Batteries Part 1

I really enjoyed this episode. Some of it I already knew, and most of it was new to me. I like when I know a little something when I start. It gives me more confidence in the new information.

I have a couple of questions that I hope you wouldn't mind answering in a follow-up episode.

1.) What was learned in 2011 that completed our understanding of how batteries work?
2.) I forget my second question, but it was a good one. :(

As an aside, I have had really good results with Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries. They hold a charge for weeks and weeks with no noticeable drop in their run time, they store a good amount of energy (2200 mAh for size AA) and have a nice long runtime. I had one set of four AA batteries that I swapped back and forth in my flashlight (which takes two at a time) for almost five years. Sadly, I lost the flashlight with two of them in it, but I still have the other two in my Mintyboost, and they seem as good as ever.


pokey says: Good show

Posted at 2013-12-19T13:04:16Z relating to the show hpr1397 which was released on 2013-12-10 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2013, from a series on HPR Community News

It was great fun to listen to. You guys did a great job. I'm sure it helped Ken's recovery to know that HPR is in good hands even when they aren't his own.


pokey says:

Posted at 2013-12-19T13:01:28Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

Well, I liked it.


pokey says: Thank you

Posted at 2013-12-19T12:56:21Z relating to the show hpr1392 which was released on 2013-12-03 by Andrew Conway entitled Beginner's guide to the night sky

I never look up, but last night I listened to your episode on my way home from work. You inspired me to up and see if I could locate the moon. It was just about sunset, and the only thing that I could see was one absurdly bright point in an otherwise gray sky. My first thought was "Oh, that must be the north star," since that's usually the first one to show up. But then I realizes that I was looking South (roughly), and the sky was brightest where the light was coming from, so it probably couldn't be a star. Right about the time that I was wondering if it could have been a satellite, you began to talk about the inner planets being visible, and appearing near the sun. From your descriptions I guessed that it must be Venus. I even got my binoculars (well, monocular, since a lens fell out) out and had a look that way. A quick search this morning verified that it was probably Venus. It was fun, and you inspired it, so thank you. I can't wait for the next installment.


pokey says: NICE!

Posted at 2013-12-19T12:42:54Z relating to the show hpr1399 which was released on 2013-12-12 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Interview with Ben Everard http://www.linuxvoice.com , from a series on Interviews

What an awesome interview. I really enjoyed it. Ben was great, and quite a good "get" if I may say so. You asked some really good questions too. I was unaware that the Linux Voice guys had started, so thank you for bringing that to my attention. Looks like I have some catching up to do.


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-12-12T11:36:39Z relating to the show hpr1398 which was released on 2013-12-11 by MrX entitled Batteries Part 1

Just wanted to say thanks for this episode , it was well produced and very informative.


Sarah Williams says: listener

Posted at 2013-12-10T20:56:14Z relating to the show hpr1396 which was released on 2013-12-09 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled First Thoughts of the Google Chromecast

I'd love to get this in sequence like an audiobook. Then get it to itunes or newfiction.com

Keep it up.


Epicanis says: "Charismatic Cult Leader"?

Posted at 2013-12-09T14:59:14Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

"El Presidente"? "Colonel"?...
(I actually have no idea what the [dis]organizational chart for HPR looks like, but I was equating your level of access with some form of administrative-level authority, even if you use it only sparingly and judiciously...)

"first allow *me* to record a show stating my case and you can then record another arguing your point.

That way we get 3 shows !!!"

Ah, HA! I knew it! Will your nefarious schemes never end?

Sounds like a plan!

(I should clarify that my leap to "against tagging" is largely based on an argument that any piece of information that is not actually ATTACHED to a file doesn't really count as "tagging", and, yes, I am intentionally engaging in a sort of "inflatio ad absurdum" there - I want more shows on this topic, too!)


Ken Fallon says: I'm not an admin

Posted at 2013-12-09T12:09:43Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

First these are my own opinions. Second you completely misinterpreted my arguments so, first allow *me* to record a show stating my case and you can then record another arguing your point.

That way we get 3 shows !!!

Ken


Epicanis says: Admins Against Tagging...

Posted at 2013-12-08T18:56:22Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

Egad, Ken_Fallon, I have to say I strongly and FUNDAMENTALLY disagree there. I guess I'll HAVE to record a followup now...

Wait. That was your plan all along, wasn't it? You sly devil!

Your argument essentially goes to the point of opposing local storage of files or information at all. What you're describing sounds like the user just has a big literally-meaningless (locally) number, and his/her/its media player is meant to send that big meaningless number to one or more places scattered on the general internet to beg for relevant "content". (Your description doesn't take it that far, but once you're down to nothing but an audio and/or video stream and have gotten rid of everything else meaningful, and have mandated an internet connection to get it, why even keep the media itself locally?)

I'll save the rest for a followup episode, so you win this round. :-)


Ken Fallon says: Metadata should not be included in the file

Posted at 2013-12-08T10:56:39Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

Hi Epicanis,

Very informative show but I would argue that only metadata necessary for the playout of the file should be included in the file itself. Everything else should be included in a separate file that itself is dedicated to hold the metatadata. That file might include locations for where other item might be found, eg, a url to the poster location, or a link to the wikipedia article.

The main reason for this would be to keep the complexity of the playout device as simple, and therefore as cheap , as possible. Your argument that there is enough space in a media file to hold all the metadata breaks down, once you start adding metadata in multiple languages, or extending it to add reviews, sleeve notes, wikipedia articles, reviews etc. At that point the text begins to get very significant indeed and runs the risk of been outdated very quickly.

Fields like, Title/Artist/Album/Track Number/Length, should be included as they are (usually not always) the same in every language, and give playout devices enough information for to display something useful, while another another more compiles, independent, process gathers the richer metadata from all over the web.

In an ideal world a single additional field with a global unique identifier would be enough to identify the work to the player, and allow it to go out an locate the metadata file, which in turn would link to other sources of information.

Ken.


Epicanis says: Good summary/questions, Ace Frahm!

Posted at 2013-12-06T20:22:10Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

Seems like you have enough questions there for a short followup all by yourself!

Just to hit a couple of random ones here (I'll probably try to follow up in audio in the "opus codec" episode once I've gotten caught up to that):

By "3 or 4 others" (metadata formats) besides id3 and vorbiscomments I was referring to RIFF INFO chunks (.wav metadata), webm/matroska tags, .wma microsoft-screwy-thing, and the undocumented special iTunes thing.

I did count right around 75 individual id3v2.3 field (/frame/tag) names, though I didn't go back to confirm the exact number.

Minor point - I need to enunciate better I think - it's "id3ted" rather than "id3tdd".

Good question about the geolocation - it's "any of those that are relevant". For photographs, the geolocation is always assumed to be "where the photographer was standing when the picture was taken" and there aren't too many cases where any other interpretation makes much sense. (In a telephoto of an obvious landmark it might make sense to geotag with the location of the landmark instead, or for an image of a map, it might make sense to geotag the center of where the map represents). As far as I know, photo geotagging only supports a single geolocation per image as well [not necessarily counting geoTIFF], so options are limited.
With vorbiscomments explicitly designed to support multiples of all tags, the way I think of it is you put in a geo_location tag for any location that is relevant to the recording: imagine that someone wants to generate openstreetmap (or Google Maps or whatever) pages with markers that go with the audio files. The way I figure it, the geo_location tags should provide the locations of all of the markers that the hypothetical link-maker would want to show. (It's probably worth proposing a "description" addition to the geo_location tag now that you mention this, though: something like "geo_location;35.1592;-98.4422;;Nowhere, OK used as example location"

Also, thanks for teaching ME something - I usually tend to think of playback as something that doesn't need an internet connection, so I feel stupid for only thinking of web links to relevant pages (what I used the "chapter###url" tags for, e.g. the id3v2.3 chapter's URL should have been a link to the specification online) and somehow completely missed using it to pull a slideshow from the internet while playing. Now I have to try that... (For me, chapter marks are more about having convenient "jump to:" points in the audio.) It's worth noting that doing "fetch pictures from the internet" like that also makes it a way to put "web bugs" in audio files...

(Finally: I should say I don't necessarily disagree with your contention of how one SHOULD use the "artist" tag...well, actually I do but less strongly and not because that's not what the specification says. The cases where it matters seem like they wouldn't come up TOO often in practice. The examples that come to mind are mostly things like "Darryl Hall and John Oates" and "Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel" and "William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan", all of whom are so well known as duos that "Hall and Oates", "Simon and Garfunkel", and "Gilbert and Sullivan" are practically all single-word names (kind of like that "colladoody" video game people were going on about...) and makes sense as a "singlet". On the other hand, there's "Ebony and Ivory" (Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney?), where I think it would definitely be more appropriate to follow the specification and give each "artist" their own tag. I just think it's more consistent to use all of the tags the same as per specification, and more people using the tags correctly will encourage playback software to support it correctly.)


Epicanis says: "Artist" tag(s)

Posted at 2013-12-06T19:04:43Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

Ace Frahm says:
"At 17:51, you incorrectly state that each person heard on the track should have their own Artist tag. Artist is a singleton tag, according to the specification."

I dispute this - if you go to directly to the actual specification at http://xiph.org/vorbis/doc/v-comment.html, you will find this:

"Field names are not required to be unique (occur once) within a comment header. As an example, assume a track was recorded by three well know artists; the following is permissible, and encouraged:

ARTIST=Dizzy Gillespie
ARTIST=Sonny Rollins
ARTIST=Sonny Stitt"

Worth a mention as a "point of contention" in a followup though - I'm less inclined to give broken old software that doesn't correctly support the specification a pass, but it is true that an awful lot of software (including VLC) is still stuck in "one value per tag" mode.


Ace Frahm says:

Posted at 2013-12-05T16:11:08Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

From Hacker Public Radio 1393

Failure to include metadata tags is like sending e-Mail without any text on the subject line

oggenc does NOT transfer attached pictures from flac input (though it DOES transfer all vorbiscomment metadata. FLAC stores attached pictures in a separate metadata structure so oggenc misses it. opusenc - at least in recent beta versions - DOES appear to transfer the attached pictures as well as the vorbiscomments, though. Another reason to upgrade to opus, I suppose...)

The 2 Most Important Meta-tag Systems
ID3 Version 2.3
.mp3 files
Vorbiscomments
.opus
ogg vorbis
.flac
.speex

webm/matroska
windows media
.wav

KID3-CLI 3.0 is a post-encoding metadata editor available on many platforms. Has a command line version too.

PuddleTag on Linux for sure, Mac unofficially & possibly on Windows, supports multiple attached pictures & modern file formats, good for editing whole directories at once.

Linux command line tag editors
MPG123-ID3dump for .mp3 files including attached pictures, comes with MPG123 command line audio player
ID3TDD supports multiple pictures, but tags them all as 3-Front Cover
vorbiscomment, but you must generate the METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE yourself. Package includes ogginfo tool which displays ogg vorbis metadata
opustools package encoder & decoder, opusinfo displays metadata but doesn't dump pictures
exiftool mostly used for photos, but can display metadata from pretty much every media file except for .opus

There are lots of media file formats, but the only one that uses ID3v1 or ID3v2.3 metadata tagging system is the .mp3 file format.
The LAME .mp3 encoder appears to accept only 1 attached picture on the command line.
.mp4 is an object-oriented file format, kind of like a special version of Quicktime format
Quicktime isn't a "filetype", it's a framework. But it gets used like a filetype.
The .mp4 specification includes an ID3 data object you could put an entire ID3 header into
.m4a is the audio version of a .mp4 filetype
You might see .m4a files with this ID3 data object populated by a valid ID3 object
But .m4a files typically come from iTunes, but Apple uses an undocumented proprietary format for metadata, so you probably won't normally see the ID3 object on a .m4a file from Apple
There are 2 or 3 other undocumented metadata formats you might run into as well (I don't know what they are.)

ID3 Version 1 is an UNRELATED bad old format with SERIOUS LIMITATIONS.
All metadata is crammed into a specialized 128B data structure at the end of an .mp3 file.
By putting the 128B at the end of an .mp3 file, crappy players that did not understand what it was would probably just interpret it as more sound a play it as some noise, or if your player crashed on the metadata, it would do so at least AFTER you got to hear the file
30B each of title, artist, album, comment
4B year
1B genre code number, which of course, limits the genres to 2^8 = 256 labels, that need to be looked up in a table to find the definition.
There are ~141 genre codes defined by ID3v1
None of them are "podcast"

ID3 Version 2.3
Completely different than ID3v1
A whole bunch (~75?) of special data fields, each with their own special data structure at the beginning of the file
Each field has a special 4-character code to identify it, such as TCON for genre or TIT2 for title
The (~75?) special data fields use (~5-6) different KINDS of special data structures
Of these (~75?) special data fields, 39 fields use the text-class kind of special data structure
The text-based data fields have the same structure
Except for comments, which has its own structure
And except for the "involved persons list", which is a catch-all text field for stuffing in all the names & roles for everyone else whose role isn't defined in one of the other special fields.
When you stuff multiple entries into a text field, you separate them with a forward slash '/'
Attached Picture
Aside from the text-based special data fields above, the only other frame anybody normally uses is the "attached picture" field.
Not just a copy of a .jpg file or whatever image format
Specifies a MIME type of picture data
Has a free-form text description of the picture data
You can have multiple "attached picture" fields
Except for 2 "file icon" attached picture types, one copy each only
Has a number code to indicate what the picture is supposed to be
Cover art
Inside cover
Liner notes art
Artist headshots
Record publisher logo
Image of the silk-screened CD art on the disc it came from
Back cover
A brightly colored fish (the ogg format uses a cartoon fish for its logo, picture type 17)
etc.
"Content Type" = genre
The genre field is text in ID3v2, not a number code like ID3v1
But the ID3v2 specification still suggests adding the ID3v1 genre code number to this field
Text field TXXX
User-defined
You can have as many TXXX fields as you want, so long as the descriptions are different
A key name
A string value
Could be used to include vorbiscomments

ID3 Version 2.4
Don't bother using ID3v2.4
Not widely used
If Windows won't read your files' tags, maybe someone tagged them with the ID3v2.4 format instead of the ID3v2.3 format.
Mostly a few backwards-incompatible renamings of a few tags
A few obscure new tags
When you stuff multiple entries into a text field, you separate them with a NULL, instead of the forward slash '/' used by ID3v2.3
Chapters
There was a 2005 method of stuffing another ID3 header into the first one to make chapter tags, but this was made 5 years after ID3v2.4, which isn't used much anyway, and only the BBC ever used it with their own player software, so you should never try to use this either. If you have to do some archaeology on an old BBC file, you might need to know this. Otherwise, just use vorbiscomments if you want to make an "enhanced podcast" with images that show up during playback like a slideshow, based on the chapter tags.

.mp3 format only uses ID3 format metadata tags
All the other file formats we care about use Vorbiscomments
http://wiki.xiph.org/Chapter_Extension
http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/vorbiscomment1.html
http://wiki.xiph.org/VorbisComment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VorbisComment

Vorbiscomments
All printable characters, must be text characters, no non-printable characters or control codes
You could search vorbiscomments with grep
Tag key names are case insensitive
You can create your own key names
All tags are OPTIONAL; you can have an ogg file with NO tags present and it will still be compliant
But there is a recommended standard for common metadata
http://age.hobba.nl/audio/mirroredpages/ogg-tagging.html
Singleton tags should only appear once
If one of these tags appears more than once (a non-compliant mistake), its last appearance should be displayed if there is only room to display one instance of the tag.
Genre should be TEXT not a number
You might put comments in the DESCRIPTION field, or make your own "comment" tag, although "comment" isn't in the recommended standard. You could put the same data in both places, although you're duplicating the data.
ISRC tag="International Standard Recording Code", a special tracking code for commercial audio recordings
The chapter comments proposed tags are very similar to codes fed to .matroska tools to create tags for those files
Replay gain tags could be used/set by user's player software to select a relative playback volume for track adjustment, if you like.
Location supports geo-tagging the track, although what this means isn't clear. GEO_LOCATION
Is it where the track was recorded?
Is it thee location referred to in the content?
Is it the location where the intended audience is?
Is it a tag that specifies where user's device should be when it automatically starts to play?
Is it a bunch of waypoints of recordings of chapters you took at different scenic locations in a travelogue?
Attached pictures are a pain.
A visible picture is obviously not text-encoded (other than ASCII art). Not human readable.
Shouldn't be in the metadata anyway, should be an independent file inside the container
But ogg files don't support encapsulation of picture format files in the container
And .mp3 files have been including the binary encoded album art pictures for so long, it is standard practice in .mp3 format
Encoding a picture inside a vorbiscomments tag involves encoding it as printable text characters.
e-Mail programs have to do this kind of thing too, encoding pictures as text
5 or 10 years ago ( right now is 2013-12-05 ) people were doing this with an obsolete field called "COVERART" with the contents of the field being nothing more than the base64 encoded .jpg or .png file
Don't do this now, no one will ever see the cover art
Nobody ever implemented using this field
It was replaced long ago by an officially documented structure
METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE is the correct vorbiscomments tag name for a picture.
http://wiki.xiph.org/VorbisComment#Cover_art
A complete Base64 encoded data structure, includes
Width
Height
MIME type
Description [optional]
Picture Type number code ( similar to ID3 )
.flac uses vorbiscomments for its metadata
Except for attached pictures
Unlike .vorbis, .speex & .opus files, .flac files are not inside .ogg containers. .flac is its own container format.
.flac has its own attached picture block, very similar to .mp3 files
.flac also calls this tag "METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE"
But it does not have the same format as the vorbiscomments METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE tag!
.vorbis, .speex & .opus files
Don't have a special metadata block just for attached pictures
These build a .flac METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE tag, then Base64 encoded it into text that can be used as a valid vorbiscomment METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE tag.
The .flac & .opus LINUX command line file encoders allow you to include as many attached pictures as you want as switches
The LINUX command line ogg vorbis encoder does not allow you to include multiple pictures
BUT, the ogg vorbis encoder does accept .flac files for input
It will transfer the .flac file's metadata to the finished .vorbis file, including any extra pictures that were already in the .flac file's metadata
So if you make .flac files with complete metadata as the source to work from, you can generate .opus & .vorbis files without editing the metadata further

.mp4 is a Apple Computer Company format.
If you wanted to create an "enhanced podcast" that shows pictures at certain times specified by chapter markers, you'd have to use special iTunes tags with .mp4 files to make it work, normally only on apple hardware, but WanAMP can also read this format and shows the pictures on a Windows box.
No one else knows haw to make them, as this is not documented well or supported on most other players.
You should just use Ogg Vorbis with vorbiscomments that have chapter markers instead.

.wav files
The lowest common denominator for audio files
Usually lossless PCM audio
Simple in structure, widely supported
.wav files support metadata, but they are badly documented
Audacity can include a limited set of tags in a .wav both as an "info chunk", whatever that is, AND as an ID3 tag

.webm is a special file format version of .matroska
.matroska metadata is even worse than ID3
Uses ~100 rigidly defined tag names
.webm uses ~70 of those .matroska tags
The tags are heavily video-related, seems to presume the .matroska files will only contain movies
Supposed to be object-oriented
Burying some tags inside other tags, such as a "character" tag inside an "actor" tag
"thanks to" tag is a catch-all for stuff that couldn't go anywhere else
This metadata is tacked onto the end of the file so in theory you don't ever need to reincode the video file if you need to change the metadata
Streaming media won't get the metadata until the entire file is played, unless the whole file is being buffered to the end before playback
.webm doesn't support attached pictures at all
.matroska has limited support for attached pictures
Allows a large and a small version of a "banner graphic"
Allows a large and a small version of an "album art graphic"
.webm audio files only exist as afterthought to video
You could make one with GNU Media Goblin
Useful only as a "test"

.asf or .wma audio files are bad, obscure, Windows media file formats
.asf=.mp4
.wma=.m4a
.wmv=.m4v
All of these Windows media files are really just .asf format, similar to the way .m4a & .m4v are really just .mp4 format.
Metadata is limited
5 different metadata "objects"
Can contain different kinds of metadata
"content description object", a very small set of pre-defined metadata fields, 64kB each
title
author
copyright
description
rating
"content branding" object
Limited to a single banner image
album art
URL for copyright warning stored online
"extended content description" object
Random other metadata
"metadata" object
Seems to be an "extended metadata content" object that can refer to just one file inside the .asf container, not just all of them at once
"metadata library object"
Anything else

No browsers automatically display audio or video metadata by default, built-in. The web designer must write code to include this on the page.


Ace Frahm says:

Posted at 2013-12-05T14:27:43Z relating to the show hpr1393 which was released on 2013-12-04 by Epicanis entitled Audio Metadata in Ogg, MP3, and others

At 17:51, you incorrectly state that each person heard on the track should have their own Artist tag. Artist is a singleton tag, according to the specification.
http://age.hobba.nl/audio/mirroredpages/ogg-tagging.html

Each performer should have their own PERFORMER tag, and the ARTIST tag would simply summarize all PERFORMER and ENSEMBLE (that's a band name, or orchestra, or group, etc.) tags, for dumber software/hardware that can't easily show them separately.


Epicanis says: I realize it's a typo, but I like it...

Posted at 2013-12-01T02:58:44Z relating to the show hpr1371 which was released on 2013-11-04 by pokey entitled The Lost Banner of HPR

"Equipment that is nice to have to do a Linux Feast"

Actually, a "Linux Feast" sounds pretty dang appealing.

Perhaps at NELF2014, instead of a loud boozy "after-party" we could have a proper feast.
(Do we have enough food-competent geeks and/or nerds going to NELF2014 that we could put on an OPEN-SOURCE feast?)


Quvmoh says: great interview

Posted at 2013-11-27T00:39:41Z relating to the show hpr1386 which was released on 2013-11-25 by Bob Tregilus entitled Hacking Public Policy: The Underground Press

although it was disappointing that the first order of business was to have a meeting on who to exclude from the paper :-( . look forward to the book.


Frank Bell says:

Posted at 2013-11-23T02:52:18Z relating to the show hpr1377 which was released on 2013-11-12 by Frank Bell entitled Zareason ZaTab 2 Android Tablet

Thank you for the kind words.

I did a little experimenting when I was trapped in place without wireless last Saturday; I was able to tether the tablet to the hotspot from my cell phone quite smoothly.

I am, quite frankly, enjoying the heck out of this device, far more than I ever expected to.


sigflup says: corrections

Posted at 2013-11-20T01:26:17Z relating to the show hpr1388 which was released on 2013-11-27 by sigflup entitled JavaScript

Hey, this is sigflup. I've since learned that every function call is an event in the event loop inside the javascript vm. This means that functions aren't concurrently being processed like I thought they were in the podcast. Happy hacking


Epicanis says: Dang it, I hate when I miss comments for so long

Posted at 2013-11-19T06:40:06Z relating to the show hpr1312 which was released on 2013-08-13 by Epicanis entitled Deepgeek interviews Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic Pirate Party parliamentarian), from a series on Interviews

In my defense, August was an EXTREMELY busy month for me.

No need to apologize for anything - I had fun looking up the information on Leary and Reich, and you still did a heck of a lot more work on this episode than I did. :-)


julian loui says:

Posted at 2013-11-15T02:52:01Z relating to the show hpr1377 which was released on 2013-11-12 by Frank Bell entitled Zareason ZaTab 2 Android Tablet

Thanks for a very lucid informative talk, Frank.
Listening to it make me feel as though I were at the November TWUUG meeting, which I couldn't attend.

Julian


sgtron says: awesome review

Posted at 2013-11-14T21:13:22Z relating to the show hpr1377 which was released on 2013-11-12 by Frank Bell entitled Zareason ZaTab 2 Android Tablet

Thanks, Frank. Loved the review. Checked out the website. Nice tablet at great price. If I had better access to wifi it would be a no-brainer, but since I'm out and about so much I'll have to stick with my 4G phone for now.


Underruner says:

Posted at 2013-11-10T22:36:55Z relating to the show hpr1387 which was released on 2013-11-26 by Underruner entitled Christmas Light Synchronization

Thank you hacker public radio for the opertunity to contribute.


jezra says: golden!

Posted at 2013-11-06T16:34:41Z relating to the show hpr1367 which was released on 2013-10-29 by Jezra entitled I'm Sorry Dan

That shirt is awesome! Unfortunately, I think Dan would kill me if I wore that to work.


theru says: a bit for the tinfoilhats

Posted at 2013-11-04T16:01:45Z relating to the show hpr1358 which was released on 2013-10-16 by klaatu entitled how to set up GnuPG, a PGP-compliant encryption

found this site on Hackernews some nice tips in there
https://we.riseup.net/riseuplabs+paow/openpgp-best-practices


Tony Pelaez says: Re: Excellent first episode!

Posted at 2013-11-04T06:23:10Z relating to the show hpr1370 which was released on 2013-11-01 by Tony Pelaez entitled Blogging With Octopress

Thanks for your feedback @Windigo, listening back to this episode, I think I could have included greater detail in the audio. I hope to have time to create an accompanying screencast soon. That being said, the commands you see above will get you up and running with a website on github. It also helps you get your mind around how this is done if you have a little knowledge of standard ruby tools such as "rake" and "rubygems".



Windigo says: Excellent first episode!

Posted at 2013-11-01T19:56:38Z relating to the show hpr1370 which was released on 2013-11-01 by Tony Pelaez entitled Blogging With Octopress

First of all, congrats on making the transition to contributor!

I've always been a little curious about static publishing. I'm aware of the various technologies involved separately, but didn't know much about how they're used together to publish sites.

Thanks for the introduction, and extensive site notes. When I finally get up the motivation to try it out, I'm starting here. :)


Windigo says: Gotta love git hooks

Posted at 2013-10-30T22:05:16Z relating to the show hpr1367 which was released on 2013-10-29 by Jezra entitled I'm Sorry Dan

Excellent episode! I use git hooks (post-commit) to automatically push any commits to a dev server back into the main repository, and it's been a life saver.

I didn't realize you could cancel a commit with the right exit code, though - thanks for the tip!


gerryk says: Awesome!

Posted at 2013-10-30T14:21:16Z relating to the show hpr1350 which was released on 2013-10-04 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled The Origin of ONICS (My Intro)

Hi Gabriel... thanks for an awesome show, and an amazing set of tools. I have cloned the repo's, and am just trying to find the time to have a play.


CPrompt says: Nice show!

Posted at 2013-10-30T00:58:11Z relating to the show hpr1347 which was released on 2013-10-01 by Bariman entitled LinuxJAZZ#4, from a series on LinuxJAZZ

Loved the show. Good explanation on how you put it together.

I would love to hear some of your recordings if you have any!

Thanks for the show.


z says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-10-29T22:52:01Z relating to the show hpr1328 which was released on 2013-09-04 by sigflup entitled A Hacker's Perspective On Schizophrenia , from a series on Mental Health

Thanks for sharing.


Frank says:

Posted at 2013-10-29T16:24:21Z relating to the show hpr1364 which was released on 2013-10-24 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Vintage Tech Iron Pay Phone Coin Box

This was fascinating.

I'm old enough to remember party lines. There were teen-aged girls in the house on the corner--getting a line was always an adventure.


Ken Fallon says: There is another way

Posted at 2013-10-25T16:40:37Z relating to the show hpr9987 which was released on by entitled

While there usually is another way with perl, this time there is another way with the xslt. This is the xpath will select only the @type where the string is set to "audio/ogg" and then only display the first one.
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:exslt="http://exslt.org/common" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:sy="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/" xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/" xmlns:georss="http://www.georss.org/georss" xmlns:geo="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" version="1.0" extension-element-prefixes="exslt">
<xsl:output omit-xml-declaration="yes" indent="no" method="text"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:for-each select="/rss/channel/item/enclosure[@type=&quot;audio/ogg&quot;][1]">
<xsl:call-template name="value-of-template">
<xsl:with-param name="select" select="@url"/>
</xsl:call-template>
<xsl:value-of select="'&#10;'"/>
</xsl:for-each>
</xsl:template>
<xsl:template name="value-of-template">
<xsl:param name="select"/>
<xsl:value-of select="$select"/>
<xsl:for-each select="exslt:node-set($select)[position()&gt;1]">
<xsl:value-of select="'&#10;'"/>
<xsl:value-of select="."/>
</xsl:for-each>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>


Gabriel Evenfire says: Thanks!

Posted at 2013-10-24T05:48:19Z relating to the show hpr1350 which was released on 2013-10-04 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled The Origin of ONICS (My Intro)

Well, thank you for the encouragement and support. It does make a difference. In any case, I'm glad that the podcast was worth listening to. Now that I've done a "first" show, subsequent ones should be less of mental hurdle.


Bert says:

Posted at 2013-10-22T17:05:33Z relating to the show hpr1358 which was released on 2013-10-16 by klaatu entitled how to set up GnuPG, a PGP-compliant encryption

I'm pretty sure that encryption is done only with the recipient's public key. You want to use your own private key to save a copy in your 'sent' folder, though. Evolution wants the sender's public key but that is AFAIK just a quirk that is specific to Evolution.
Great show!! I would like more people to get into gpg signing and encrypting messages.


James Michael DuPont says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-10-22T02:11:22Z relating to the show hpr1357 which was released on 2013-10-15 by James Michael DuPont (h4ck3rm1k3) entitled Whats in my bag, and other stories, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thank you for your comments,
I look forward to sharing more stories with you.
mike


klaatu says: internet is overrated

Posted at 2013-10-21T13:57:54Z relating to the show hpr1357 which was released on 2013-10-15 by James Michael DuPont (h4ck3rm1k3) entitled Whats in my bag, and other stories, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I agree. the internet is overrated and being online constantly is more distracting than useful.

Sure, there are times when it's maddening not to have an internet connection because you need something and you need it /now/ but, generally speaking, it can all wait until you check back in with the internet, download the infos you need, and then log off and get back to work.


klaatu says: good point, theru

Posted at 2013-10-21T13:54:57Z relating to the show hpr1358 which was released on 2013-10-16 by klaatu entitled how to set up GnuPG, a PGP-compliant encryption

Yes, I had never thought about that use of expiry dates. Thanks.

I also never thought to make the revocation cert at the time of key generation. That's a good idea.

Thanks for listening and thanks for the tips!


pokey says: Excellent show.

Posted at 2013-10-21T11:54:03Z relating to the show hpr1350 which was released on 2013-10-04 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled The Origin of ONICS (My Intro)

I loved this episode. I don't know much about coding, but I love that you documented all the different steps that you took in building your project. I imagine that ONICS has the potential to be a very powerful tool for networking and security experts.

I love that you gave us all the opportunity to experience this project at it's inception. So many of the tools that we use and admire have great stories behind them, and I've wondered what it would have been like to be there at the beginning. Would we have been able to contribute feedback or suggestions or even just encouragement? Would we have recognized their importance without the benefit of hindsight? I think I know the answer now.

Thank you, Gabriel, for taking the time to share ONICS with us, and for making an episode of HPR about it. It was a delight to listen to.


etalas says: I enjoyed this one

Posted at 2013-10-18T05:58:22Z relating to the show hpr1359 which was released on 2013-10-17 by Matt McGraw (g33kdad) entitled Pipes

Probably b/c my dad smoked pipes and it reminded me of some of his habits. And we always had pipe-cleaners (the ones with red and white stripes) lying around ^^



theru says:

Posted at 2013-10-16T17:36:46Z relating to the show hpr1358 which was released on 2013-10-16 by klaatu entitled how to set up GnuPG, a PGP-compliant encryption

it is probably a good idea to have the key expire. I imagine there is a lot of keys out there where people did generate a key and then forgot what their passphrase was.

Also when you generate the key make a revocation cert. If you lose the key or it gets compromised you can then revoke the key.


Frank says:

Posted at 2013-10-15T18:19:26Z relating to the show hpr1357 which was released on 2013-10-15 by James Michael DuPont (h4ck3rm1k3) entitled Whats in my bag, and other stories, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I found the minimalism, as well as the acknowledgement that there can be life without a constant internet connection, absolutely delightful.


Epicanis says: Mind you, the sound quality was fantastic...

Posted at 2013-10-13T16:47:27Z relating to the show hpr1352 which was released on 2013-10-08 by Zachary De Santos entitled Stanford marshmallow experiment

I must say, the reproduction at 500kbps Vorbis was flawless. You know, though, you could have gotten the same quality out of a mere 200kbps or so opus file. :-)

If you do find yourself reimbursing us for the marshmallows we are owed, you should at least get Zachary De Santos to cover half of them, since it was, after all, his idea/fault.


Ken Fallon says: huge bitrate

Posted at 2013-10-13T15:18:11Z relating to the show hpr1352 which was released on 2013-10-08 by Zachary De Santos entitled Stanford marshmallow experiment

The huge bitrate would be my poor encoding.

So I guess, it's I who owes you a marshmallow.

Ken.


Epicanis says: Also, huge bitrate

Posted at 2013-10-12T12:13:10Z relating to the show hpr1352 which was released on 2013-10-08 by Zachary De Santos entitled Stanford marshmallow experiment

Ogginfo reports that the file is a 500kbps vorbis file. What the heck happened?

I was also expecting this to be some kind of "meta" thing, with the real content popping up in the middle or the end as a virtual second-marshmallow for listening to a phone rattling around for an hour and a half in a pocket or backpack or wherever it is.

You owe us two marshmallows, Zachary De Santos!


Ken Fallon says: What was that ?

Posted at 2013-10-11T07:52:38Z relating to the show hpr1352 which was released on 2013-10-08 by Zachary De Santos entitled Stanford marshmallow experiment

At 1:04 in it sounded very much like relief ?


wrl says:

Posted at 2013-10-08T21:28:30Z relating to the show hpr1352 which was released on 2013-10-08 by Zachary De Santos entitled Stanford marshmallow experiment

I laughed so hard when my gPodder downloaded this. I thought waiting for actual content was just to prove a point, then I realized it was just a mistake.


Stephen says: so we are the test subjects?

Posted at 2013-10-08T04:27:38Z relating to the show hpr1352 which was released on 2013-10-08 by Zachary De Santos entitled Stanford marshmallow experiment

Do I get two marshmallows for listening to the entire 1.3 hours of ambient sound of walking around by a highway? ;-)


Glwx says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2013-10-02T14:24:00Z relating to the show hpr1346 which was released on 2013-09-30 by Riley Gelwicks (glwx) entitled How to properly evangelize linux or why I use linux as my daily driver.

Ken I agree with you about the "oh it's free therefore it must be crap" aspect of the frugality argument. I would say something to them like well, it's costs nothing to try so so it's not like you're out anything if it doesn't suit your needs or tastes.

It's a sad state of affairs our modern world finds itself in when we all look at things we expect to pay for with a certain skepticism looking for the "catch".


Ken Fallon says: Personal feedback

Posted at 2013-10-01T16:49:35Z relating to the show hpr7582 which was released on by entitled

I agree for the most part. I have won more converts through leading by example, than by trying to force the issue. Also having a stock of Raspberry PI loners helps.

I would argue that there are times when discussing free as in freedom can be used to good effect. I have used the argument when someone couldn't open a document on their word processor because the proprietary format had been updated.

I have found the frugal argument to be more of a hindrance than a help. Namely the "you get what you pay for" or "pay peanuts, get monkeys" spring to mind. So rather than saying it's free, you can explain that large companies pay for support. Or, that you will be expected to contribute back in some way once you are up to speed. It usually say that in a Vito Corleone/Marlon Brando accent.

Ken.


klaatu says: Fascinating!

Posted at 2013-10-01T13:08:14Z relating to the show hpr1347 which was released on 2013-10-01 by Bariman entitled LinuxJAZZ#4, from a series on LinuxJAZZ

I love this insight into the creative process, thank you! Also, really cool find in Impro-Visor; I'd not heard of it before. Thank you again!


Steve Kimber says:

Posted at 2013-10-01T12:17:46Z relating to the show hpr1347 which was released on 2013-10-01 by Bariman entitled LinuxJAZZ#4, from a series on LinuxJAZZ

I wanted to listen to your previous three podcasts, before listening to the latest episode, having been out of the loop for nearly a year.

I'm glad I did, this is a very good series so far and extremely interesting to see and hear your progress, I also find the musical interludes very cool too, can't wait for the next one


klaatu says: smart

Posted at 2013-09-30T21:01:04Z relating to the show hpr1346 which was released on 2013-09-30 by Riley Gelwicks (glwx) entitled How to properly evangelize linux or why I use linux as my daily driver.

This is great advice, thanks. I think many of us Linux users get a little out of touch and forget how we felt, and what appealed to us best, when we were just starting out. Thanks for the tips!


klaatu says: And I thought they were extinct.

Posted at 2013-09-30T21:00:01Z relating to the show hpr1344 which was released on 2013-09-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Filming a Dinosaur egg hatching

Really really cool. I might re-use your shell script, or at least parts of it, as I need incremental shots of some film frames. Thanks!


klaatu says: short long long. long long long. short long long.

Posted at 2013-09-30T20:58:14Z relating to the show hpr1343 which was released on 2013-09-25 by laindir entitled Too Clever For Your Own Good

Wow, this is really cool. I never realised morse code was quite that flexible although it certainly makes sense that it is. I am impressed!


Under Stated says: Soooo Good!

Posted at 2013-09-29T09:20:22Z relating to the show hpr1339 which was released on 2013-09-19 by Jon Kulp entitled Legacy Technology: My Victrola

What a show. Now, THAT'S H.P.R. to a tee.


Dangerseeker says: LaTeX and UTF8

Posted at 2013-09-27T22:07:00Z relating to the show hpr1197 which was released on 2013-03-05 by Jon Kulp entitled What I do with bash scripts, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hello,

I really liked this episode, because it showed how to use the power of bash to simply make your life easier.

And I am happy to inform you that LaTeX handles UTF8 characters just fine, I use them every day. ;-)

Just import the package "inputenc" with the option "utf8" and it should work like magic:

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}


Thank You for the entertaining podcast

Dangerseeker


Frank says:

Posted at 2013-09-27T16:06:04Z relating to the show hpr1340 which was released on 2013-09-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Out and about at OHM 2013

This was really fun to listen to.

I especially enjoyed real-life nature of the segment on soldering.


lobath says: Great Story

Posted at 2013-09-25T18:16:08Z relating to the show hpr1336 which was released on 2013-09-16 by Julian Neuer entitled The Rosetta Dream

Thanks for sharing, adding your Wordpress to my reading subscriptions.


Muskrat Bill says: myoldradio.com

Posted at 2013-09-20T21:51:55Z relating to the show hpr1199 which was released on 2013-03-07 by Frank Bell entitled Old Time Radio on the web

Hello Frank...I love OTR...been listening to old radio shows since the early 70's.
Question...I have been using the myoldradio.com site for years with no problem. A few days ago I started getting red security alerts from my anti virus programs. They say there is a serious malware threat. Have you heard anything about this? I really miss that site as they have a huge "information please" collection...one of my favorites. I welcome any info you can provide.


FiftyOneFifty says: Incredible ep

Posted at 2013-09-18T18:01:57Z relating to the show hpr1331 which was released on 2013-09-09 by NYbill entitled A Tale of Chroot

Very informative, nice to know Linode provides tools that emulate access to a bare metal host machine. I'd have never thought of the 32 bit vs 64 bit compatibility if you hadn't pointed it out. Would you also have to match distro and release versions to get the same libraries? If not, would you have to have the same kernel version on the ssh server and client?


Jamison says: This is Sweet :) Thanks Frank+

Posted at 2013-09-14T02:16:14Z relating to the show hpr1199 which was released on 2013-03-07 by Frank Bell entitled Old Time Radio on the web

I plan on spending sometime at these sites ;)

VLC and its plugin for Firefox (along with DownloadHelper especially for when I want to DL and speed media up to take more in like I see oldradioworld lets me) works good for me on most *nix flavors for almost any .format

Happy Listening


Johninsc says:

Posted at 2013-09-06T01:06:08Z relating to the show hpr1328 which was released on 2013-09-04 by sigflup entitled A Hacker's Perspective On Schizophrenia , from a series on Mental Health

Courageous and quite interesting. I certainly hope for the best as you deal with this in the future.


bro says:

Posted at 2013-09-05T11:20:17Z relating to the show hpr1101 which was released on 2012-10-22 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Recovery of an (en)crypted home directory in a buntu based system

So had almost identical problem. I couldn't access the mounted home folder due to access rights. I couldn't su into root since I didn't have the password. But I could chroot to the current root (on the live distro) which made me root. I am currently copying the files so I will see how it goes


Frank says:

Posted at 2013-09-04T18:22:16Z relating to the show hpr1328 which was released on 2013-09-04 by sigflup entitled A Hacker's Perspective On Schizophrenia , from a series on Mental Health

I commend you, both for opening this world to strangers and for having the courage to do so.

I have shared this link with my daughter, who has her Masters is working as therapist with a goal of certification as an LCSW.

Also, the drawing is quite powerful. When I first saw it, I was wondering which painter did it.


Windigo says: Simpler solutions

Posted at 2013-09-04T18:16:32Z relating to the show hpr1311 which was released on 2013-08-12 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Modern Inconveniences

As somebody who's used a drying rack in my home for years, I really enjoyed this episode quite a bit!

I've recently moved into a cabin in Northern California, and find myself going back to older technology and methods of doing things. The Internet isn't as reliable here, so we're making due with what we have.

It's funny how a lack of amenities makes you appreciate the lower-tech ways of doing things. :)


HPR Admins says: This show is of interest to hackers.

Posted at 2013-09-04T17:15:50Z relating to the show hpr3935 which was released on by entitled


The HPR Community.


Christopher M. Hobbs says: wow...

Posted at 2013-09-04T03:11:08Z relating to the show hpr1328 which was released on 2013-09-04 by sigflup entitled A Hacker's Perspective On Schizophrenia , from a series on Mental Health

Amazing, amazing podcast. I absolutely loved this episode!


sigflup says:

Posted at 2013-08-31T02:27:43Z relating to the show hpr1324 which was released on 2013-08-29 by sigflup entitled Porting Mega Happy Sprite To Windows

Hmmm... These shows are delayed some and i honestly don't remember. I think it's from a YouTube mix video


Quoud says: Live (or not) broadcasting to remote musical instruments

Posted at 2013-08-29T19:51:35Z relating to the show hpr1301 which was released on 2013-07-29 by Jon Kulp entitled Conversation with Nybill and Jon Kulp

While listening to you guys talk about guitars a pretty cool idea came to me, not sure if it's out there yet. I thought would be cool for hacker/guitar enthusiasts to mod a guitar or hack together a peripheral device/program that would allow users across the interwebs to control your guitar remotely. I figure since so many guitarists love sharing videos of themselves playing guitar to youtube and what not, why not "live broadcast" a live jam session to whoever is interested to listen!


whtspc says:

Posted at 2013-08-29T18:54:11Z relating to the show hpr1324 which was released on 2013-08-29 by sigflup entitled Porting Mega Happy Sprite To Windows

sigflup, what tunes are playing in this cast? Thanks.



NYbill says: corrections

Posted at 2013-08-25T06:14:03Z relating to the show hpr1331 which was released on 2013-09-09 by NYbill entitled A Tale of Chroot

A couple quick things. Thinking back on this after recording, I think I did 2/3rds of the Arch update. The first step updated the system except Bash and Filesystem. The second step brought in bash populating /usr/bin and most likely removing the files from /bin /sbin. The third step I forgot to do. Which would have brought in "filesystem" making the symlinks in /bin and /sbin to /usr/bin.

I also realized while editing that I said /usr/sbin a couple of times when I meant /usr/bin. But, this was an 'off the cuff' episode. So, I just left it as is.


pokey says:

Posted at 2013-08-25T02:51:54Z relating to the show hpr1309 which was released on 2013-08-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Assisted Human Reproduction

This gets my nomination for the most beautiful episode of HPR ever.

Thank you.


dangerseeker says: Sadly, You are totally wrong ;-)

Posted at 2013-08-24T03:32:19Z relating to the show hpr1063 which was released on 2012-08-29 by Ahuka entitled Freedom and Licensing

The freedom RMS (and the GPL) is focussing on, is the freedom of the SOFTWARE, NOT the freedom of the USER!

Don't get me wrong, I am very much in favour of the GPL, but sadly You don't seem to understand its implications.

I think we can agree that the GPL want's to preserve the rights of all USERS(!) of the software. But the GPL does this by depriving all USER of an important right that only the AUTHOR of the software has: the right to change the licence!

With a "permissive" licence (i. e. MIT-licence) the user (of the MIT-licenced software) has the SAME right as the author, namely to change the licence at will (and then distribute it further under the new licensing terms).
Any recipient of the (now closed) software has THE SAME right as the evil guy who has changed the licence: he can download the MIT-licenced software, change it and then change the licence at will, but he has not the same rights concerning the closed version by the evil guy...

With permissively licenced software any user of the software has the same rights as the original author!

With GPLd software you have 4 rights, with MIT-licenced software you have 5(!) rights.
The 5th right is to take away any right from the recipient of the software, now licence under YOUR terms...

The AUTHOR of GPLd software has the right (as an author) to relicence it under any licence he chooses. The USER of GPLd software does not have the right to relicence the software. This results in the software beeing offered to ALL users under (at least) the GPL.

The USER of permissively licenced software has the right to create a new piece of software, even by only changing the licence, based on the original software with his own licensing restrictions added.
The user of the permissively licenced software has TWO options: Take the permissively licenced software or take the closed version.

If this legal right is morally on the up and up can be discussed at a different time...

The other points about Big Corporations (TM) fear of GPL software and the viral nature of of the GPL are the product of years of FUD by Microsoft, Apple and other closed source software corporations and the failure of their legal departments to understand the intentions and restrictions of the GPL.


Yours

dangerseeker


gerryk says:

Posted at 2013-08-22T15:19:33Z relating to the show hpr1309 which was released on 2013-08-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Assisted Human Reproduction

A deviation from what we have come to expect from HPR, but, as it turns out, a very interesting, and touching one.

Thank you both for your openness and empathy. I believe that your story will bring others some comfort, if not hope (there's that word again).



meager says: sync apps

Posted at 2013-08-18T00:23:45Z relating to the show hpr=131 which was released on by entitled

There are multiple apps available for CardDAV contact syncing. And I think there are also better alternatives to CardDAV-Sync, e.g. an app called ContactSync (its cheaper, has much more fettues, and so). Found it at the play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vcard.android


Jason says: Thanks for the overview

Posted at 2013-08-17T04:45:17Z relating to the show hpr1314 which was released on 2013-08-15 by Frank Bell entitled Impressions of Mageia

I haven't used this distro since it was called Mandrake but I remember really liking it. I was wary of it being rpm based since I'd gotten tired of "rpm hell" on Redhat 5 & 6. But it worked well with my hardware and was pretty stable.

I've used PCLinuxOS off and on which is a derivative but I think I'll give Mageia a whirl now that I'm back on OpenSuse (just can't stay away from rpm I guess). Thanks again!


Randy Noseworthy says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-08-16T15:23:24Z relating to the show hpr1311 which was released on 2013-08-12 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Modern Inconveniences

Sounds like Baking Soda and Vinegar are the basis for most of your cleaning and things to keep yourself smelling noseworthy. :P But the deodorant, isn't an antiperspirant is it?


Frank says:

Posted at 2013-08-08T21:26:32Z relating to the show hpr1309 which was released on 2013-08-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Assisted Human Reproduction

I commend both of your for addressing this topic.

Because you are not members of the professional chattering classes and are sharing your own experiences, your testimony is all the more powerful and valuable.

I suspect and hope that this episode will find an audience beyond HPR's regular listenership.


pokey says: Thanks for some more insight

Posted at 2013-08-05T15:30:10Z relating to the show hpr1294 which was released on 2013-07-18 by sigflup entitled Causes of Schizophrenia, neurochemical theory, from a series on Mental Health

I was almost afraid to listen to this one, but you kept it understandable and relevant. We're all pulling for you, sigflup. Please hang in there.


pokey says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-08-05T15:27:42Z relating to the show hpr1301 which was released on 2013-07-29 by Jon Kulp entitled Conversation with Nybill and Jon Kulp

I listened to this one while pulling an all nighter and you guys kept me going through the last (hardest) stretch. I was up sewing a hammock (the one I dented all those pictures of) for a camping trip, and you three (I'm counting Mrs. nybill) were great company. Thanks for keeping me going.

You're funny.


Ken Fallon says: Josef Donnington - Record this as a show

Posted at 2013-08-03T11:54:26Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

Hi Josef,

You should record this as a show.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Excellent Episode

Posted at 2013-08-03T11:41:44Z relating to the show hpr1304 which was released on 2013-08-01 by Jon Kulp entitled Jon Kulp and His Son Talk Hacking

Hi John and Son,

Great show. Some of my fondest memories was in the blacksmiths when I was a lad.

Keep up the good work.

Ken.
PS: @Son: You owe me a show !


Josef Donnington says:

Posted at 2013-08-03T10:47:06Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

Superb interview.

It enabled me to answer the following questions, that were posted on my blog by a guy called Tony.

------------------------
Tony:

If you go to a backery and buy a cake, is it unethical if you don’t get the recipe as well?
If you buy a radio, is it unethical if you don’t get the construction plans for it?
If you buy some software, is it unethical if you don’t get the source-code?
If you buy a processor, is it unethical if you don’t get the “hardware description language”-description of the processor?

Stallman sees it as an ethical issue. Maby he is ultimately right. I simply don’t know.
He’s right that sharing is a good thing.
But is it really an ethical issue whether or not you get some recipe, construction plans or source-code??

---------------


Analyzing this...

Tony wrote: "If you go to a backery and buy a cake, is it unethical if you don’t get the recipe as well?"

The analogy between recipe and source code, in the way you present it, is flawed.

Let me explain: the cake is the OUTPUT of the recipe. If a recipe is freedomrespecting (by allowing unrestricted use, modification, and distribution with out without modification), then this does not apply to the OUTPUT, i.e. the cake. Put another way: the cake (output) is not the corresponding source of the recipe-steps performed. (See http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1116 at tracktime 30:58)

To fix the analogy. Here's an example of a violation of "freedomrespecting recipes":
Assume a recipe-seller states: "all my recipes are freedomrespecting." You then decide to purchase from him a recipe-executor-black-box, and a number of recipes on USB-stick. At home you plug in the recipes-USB-stick into the recipe-executor-black-box and select "Grandma's ultraspecial chocolate cake". The executor-black-box removes some ingredients from the connected ingredients-containers (flour, sugar, chocolate, etc.). You cannot see what's going on inside, but after one-and-a-half hours... out comes a cake!
So you tell yourself: well that's great, but I want to bake this cake with my own hands and change the steps slightly. You connect the recipes-USB-stick to your own computer, expecting to find the steps. But low and behold: you find that the "recipes" are only in a machine-readable binary format, that you cannot decipher them.
This is a freedomrespecting recipe violation!!! If the recipes really were free, you would have received not only the binary format, but the steps of the recipe in human-readable english as well!

Now lets say you have aquired a freedomrespecting recipe for a cake (and here I really mean a free recipe, in that it is not obfuscated or coded; but instead a description of steps). Lets say you have a bakery and sell a customer the cake (baked according to the recipe): do you have to give the customer the recipe?
No, since the cake is the output. You are not selling the customer the steps to produce the cake.

But now you might try and apply this to software and say: "But look here: the binary program is the output of the source code. So if you pass on the binary program, you don't have to pass on the souce code, right?"
This would be a misunderstanding, since the program is NOT the output of the source code. Instead: the program is merely the output of a compiler. But the binary program is a direct transformation of the source code: The steps in the program, are still the steps in the source code. We say: the source code is the "CORRESPONDING SOURCE" of the program binary.
Thus with free software, the software ... in all the forms it is distributed: binary, etc. needs to include the "corresponding source", that give one the freedom to modify it.


Tony wrote: "If you buy a radio, is it unethical if you don’t get the construction plans for it?"
This analogy between construction plans and souce code is also flawed.
The construction plans can be free (freedomrespecting). But the construction plans are not the corresponding source of the radio: The radio does not perform the construction steps. The radio does not have a corresponding source, since it is the output of the construction steps.


Tony wrote: "If you buy some software, is it unethical if you don’t get the source-code?"
Depends on your view. You can certainly argue: yes. First off: the steps the program runs, are the steps that are described in the source code. Furthermore: if the program runs on a general purpose computer, then you could easily change it (lets say it is not software that is burned into a ROM for an applianc like a toaster.) Then it is only fitting that you should really be able to make use of this possibility (changing the program on your computer), and that requires a form of the program that is best suited to do that job: the corresponding souce.
On the other hand: If you have proprietary software, then - even though you are running the software on a device that easily allows changes - the owner of the propriertary software has deliberately decided to make this difficult or illegal for you to do. Then only the owner controls the program, and you might be called a fool for using it.


If you buy a processor, is it unethical if you don’t get the “hardware description language”-description (HDL) of the processor?

Depends on your intent: do you want to analyze what the processor's logic is doing, and then have the possiblity to make changes to the processor and create your own (with the guarantee that your logic will be on the chip [and not some fab's back-door logic])?
If you buy a processor created by a fab with modern photolithography, then you get a chip that you cannot change. In that case you don't need the HDL-description. BUT: if you buy the whole fab itself (oh: so you have those billions of dollars?!), then you have the possibility to make changes. In that case you'd be a fool, if you don't insist on getting all steps, and descriptions, etc. for making the processor chip, and being able to change it, for example if the chip happens to have a serious bug! If you cannot fix the chips hardware-bug, you'll probably be out of business very soon.

If on the other hand you buy a FPGA (not so expensive: say 500 dollars or cheaper), and the processor is synthesized on that FPGA, then you can change the hardware-description (via the HDL) and load the changes onto the FPGA. In that case, you'd be a fool, if you don't get the freedomrespecting HDL-description (e.g. in Verilog or VHDL code), in order to actually do that.




The free software definition (of Stallman), applies to the source code and to the binary program. The 2 (source and binary) are linked: the steps in the binary program are the steps in the source code: they are just a transformed version of the same thing. Except that one is easy to change (source code) and the other is incredibly difficult to change (binary program).
The source code is the corresponding source of the binary program. Free software gives you the freedom to make changes (that you can realistically realize, since that's what you can do on general purpose computers), by providing you with the corresponding source.


deepgeek says: Criticism Well Taken

Posted at 2013-08-01T18:39:42Z relating to the show hpr1312 which was released on 2013-08-13 by Epicanis entitled Deepgeek interviews Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic Pirate Party parliamentarian), from a series on Interviews

Hey, Epicanis,

Thanks for the criticism of my two examples, before going into this interview, I really focused on researching Birgitta to the exclusion of all else, Next time, better, I promise.

Did I mention that I was working off of a memorized set of questions? Listening to this in retrospect I think I hear Birgitta raise her impression of me mid-interview when she realizes that this is what I was doing....

Thanks also for "loopholeing" me in!

yours,
---
DeepGeek


Jon Kulp says: Nice show

Posted at 2013-07-30T02:41:09Z relating to the show hpr1302 which was released on 2013-07-30 by Accipiter entitled How I Got to Linux

I really enjoyed your first show, great to have you on board. you might just save the HPR audience from my threat of doing an episode about how to fold fitted sheets. ;) you mentioned that you would like to hear how are the people got into Linux and you can probably find many of these episodes in the hpr archives. I did not do a separate episode about getting into Linux but I did talk about it with NYbill during the course of my first HPR appearance here http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1028 at about 22 minutes into the episode. I'm looking forward to your future shows. --jk


Christopher M. Hobbs says: Email Update

Posted at 2013-07-29T04:24:21Z relating to the show hpr1306 which was released on 2013-08-05 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Freedom Followup

Note that I can now be reached at hobbsc@ma.sdf.org. My ACM address is going to be closed soon.


pokey says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-07-25T12:48:29Z relating to the show hpr1296 which was released on 2013-07-22 by pokey entitled Intro to camp fires

Ultraviolet, infrared... bah humbug! I can't see either, so what's the difference?

Yeah, that was the big difference for me too. Once it was explained to me how much radiant heat comes off the fire and is just wasted, I started making my fires a lot better. For instance, if I make a fire to heat up with, I put a great big log at the back to deflect heat back at the fire and at me. I also try to keep my burning logs above my fire ring (but below the top of the big log at the back) if I want heat. If I want to cook, or if it's hot out, I'll try to keep my logs below the top of the fire ring.

When I really realized to potential of the radiated heat was the time me and some friends were at a really big bon fire (REALLY BIG, like >1/4 acre, and the pit was an unused quarry). we were at least 25-35 yards away from any actual burning wood, and we still all got too hot to stand there unless we had something to "shade" ourselves with.


Jamison says: Student

Posted at 2013-07-25T10:17:11Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

(Sorry as you can see from my links I edit my posts and should have asked\mentioned) Wonder why he dose not program any more? (if you could add this to my thanks^?) :)



Epicanis says: Nifty topic!

Posted at 2013-07-24T02:03:08Z relating to the show hpr1296 which was released on 2013-07-22 by pokey entitled Intro to camp fires

s/ultraviolet/infrared/g

But I knew what you meant. Also, I learned stuff (I never really thought before about how much of the heat from a fire is radiational rather than convective). This information will come in handy next time I need to set something on fire...



Epicanis says: I really like the updates!

Posted at 2013-07-14T21:39:17Z relating to the show hpr1287 which was released on 2013-07-09 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News For June 2013, from a series on HPR Community News

The changes to the hacker public radio website are going great, in my opinion, as is the new scheduling system.

As self-appointed Minister of Opus Codec Advocacy, if you can't justify adding a fourth feed, I'd suggest polling the speex users (perhaps prepend a short recorded message to the .spx feed episodes for a while?) to find out if any of them can NOT handle .opus as well. (Opus' support is already more widespread than speex's is.) If there are no objections, I would suggest replacing the ~28kbps .spx feed with opus encoded at "--bitrate 20". This looks like it should be roughly a high enough bitrate that speech quality should be outstanding, while leaving enough bitrate for the possibility for the opus encoder to switch to MDCT mode ("CELT") when it detects non-speech sounds occasionally.

The quality should remain the same or probably even better, while reducing the file downloads by an average of around 25%-30% more beyond what speex already gets it down to.

Also too, sorry for missing the show recording. We're starting to hit our "busy season" here.


Erm says: Have you heard of bitlove?

Posted at 2013-07-13T02:25:01Z relating to the show hpr1287 which was released on 2013-07-09 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News For June 2013, from a series on HPR Community News

You guys were talking about using bittorrent sync to transfer episodes.

Bitlove.org offers a service that automatically creates .torrent files with webseeds for podcast rss feeds.

I use it on my site music.the-erm.com and it has a js script that works with wordpress that will create button/link to download the .torrent file. As I recall they had an API that could be used to create your own if not.

If you need a php script that has download resume capabilities with a bandwidth limiter I have one of those. Just email me and let me know. I'll send it to you.

Also I think bittorrent sync recently added versioning with 1.1.27 (but their faq isn't updated so I might be mistaken I seem to remember it in the release notes, but I can't seem to find them on the site.)


aaronb says: Curse you multisystem

Posted at 2013-07-12T22:21:03Z relating to the show hpr1290 which was released on 2013-07-12 by FiftyOneFifty entitled MultiSystem: The Bootable Thumb Drive Creator

Multisystem and unetbootin support my distro hopping addiction.
If you carry a usb thumb drive, Please put puppy linux on it to help your Windows friends. And put your favorite linux distro on it to so them what real computing is like.


Ken Fallon says: Excellent

Posted at 2013-07-09T07:59:21Z relating to the show hpr1286 which was released on 2013-07-08 by Dave Morriss entitled iCalendar Hacking

I just realized, that when I ask people to help out. Not only do I get the problem solved but we also get another episode !

Ken.


Joey says:

Posted at 2013-07-02T17:22:51Z relating to the show hpr1271 which was released on 2013-06-17 by Knightwise entitled Out of style or retro chique.

Just wanted to say what an exellent episode this was. Very well written and presented.



Jon Kulp says: yup

Posted at 2013-06-25T23:35:32Z relating to the show hpr1270 which was released on 2013-06-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Fathers Day Special: Jon Kulp interviews his Dad, from a series on Interviews

so glad you enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun for me to do as well.


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-06-24T18:40:42Z relating to the show hpr1273 which was released on 2013-06-19 by Dann entitled LiTS 032: cat, from a series on Linux in the Shell

Fixed


replaceits says:

Posted at 2013-06-24T09:12:49Z relating to the show hpr1273 which was released on 2013-06-19 by Dann entitled LiTS 032: cat, from a series on Linux in the Shell

Just wanted to point out that it should be "cat" not "cut"!


klaatu says: Yes

Posted at 2013-06-18T21:25:48Z relating to the show hpr1271 which was released on 2013-06-17 by Knightwise entitled Out of style or retro chique.

The answer is 'yes'.


doubi says:

Posted at 2013-06-16T20:55:45Z relating to the show hpr1259 which was released on 2013-05-30 by klaatu entitled Cyanide Cupcake and Klaatu

@davidWHITMAN, nope, as Klaatu mentioned in the show, Scratch is programmed in Squeak, not Perl.

Thanks for the show guys, have shared it with my non-techie educator friends, will be interested to hear what they make of it.

Cyanide Cupcake, I didn't quite understand the part where you were talking about talking to other teachers who were worried that they hadn't been taught programming themselves. I think you used the example of English teachers. Were they curious about incorporating Scratch into their English lessons, or did they happen to have to teach I.T. sometimes as well in their schools?


Tony Bemus from SMLR says: Thank you Jon

Posted at 2013-06-14T19:56:22Z relating to the show hpr1270 which was released on 2013-06-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Fathers Day Special: Jon Kulp interviews his Dad, from a series on Interviews

I loved listening to this Episode. To range from History to current computing was great! Thank You Jon


AukonDK says: Thanks!

Posted at 2013-06-11T06:03:39Z relating to the show hpr1254 which was released on 2013-05-23 by JWP entitled X2go Remote Linux server/client

I hadn't heard of x2go and it works great!
I've started using my work box (xubuntu 12.04) as a server and using its screen on my laptop so I can share the screen.


Navigium says: Scratch 2

Posted at 2013-06-04T18:36:59Z relating to the show hpr1259 which was released on 2013-05-30 by klaatu entitled Cyanide Cupcake and Klaatu

Listened to this today. I was a bit irritated that you both seemed very excited about Scratch 2. Scratch 1 is based on open technology. Scratch 2 is based on the proprietary Flash platform and won't run as well on Linux platforms and I guess I will never be able to upgrade Scratch on my OpenBSD system. So to me this is not something to be excited about but the reason to hope that one of the upcoming HTML5 based alternatives soon will replace Scratch.


kdmurray says: Scratch - Great Resource

Posted at 2013-06-04T09:08:55Z relating to the show hpr1259 which was released on 2013-05-30 by klaatu entitled Cyanide Cupcake and Klaatu

Since being introduced to Scratch on your HPR episode I've played around with it a few times. I can't wait until my little one gets a bit older so I can start sharing things like this!

Great job. Hope you two do another show in the future!


pokey says: Damnit, Ken!

Posted at 2013-06-03T19:42:24Z relating to the show hpr1261 which was released on 2013-06-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2013, from a series on HPR Community News

You could listen to me read the phone book!? You just made me choke on my coffee. I almost laughed it right out my nose.

Anyone who doesn't get why this is so funny should go subscribe to the mail list.


pegwole says: Aww yeah

Posted at 2013-06-02T09:06:01Z relating to the show hpr1253 which was released on 2013-05-22 by Dann entitled LiTS 030: vmstat, from a series on Linux in the Shell

Vmstat baby!


davidWHITMAN says: Scratch

Posted at 2013-05-31T23:45:52Z relating to the show hpr1259 which was released on 2013-05-30 by klaatu entitled Cyanide Cupcake and Klaatu

Ms. Cupcake,
Mr. Klaatu,
Is the scratch project coded in perl?

And if it is will you be appearing on FLOSS Weekly? (snicker)

A very good show. Thank you.


Klaatu says: Building is the way to go

Posted at 2013-05-31T01:24:29Z relating to the show hpr1258 which was released on 2013-05-29 by Toby Meehan entitled How to Build a Desktop Computer

Great episode. I built my first box about a year ago with the help of some friends in IRC, and since then I can't imagine getting a computer that I have not assembled myself.

Very informative episode.


Brad says: Printer Sounds

Posted at 2013-05-30T16:48:15Z relating to the show hpr1252 which was released on 2013-05-21 by Beeza entitled The Long Road To Linux

Great podcast, the machine details and technology progression were very informative. I'm looking forward to future episodes!

You're segment about recognizing the printer sounds reminded me of a Man or AstroMan? show that I went to a while back. They brought out and Apple II with a Dot Matrix printer and played a song titled A Simple Text File. A pretty interesting and nostalgic use of the now antiquated technology in music.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YDR62I/ref=dm_dp_trk11?ie=UTF8&qid=1369931453&sr=8-15


pokey says: Sorry for the droll read.

Posted at 2013-05-21T14:19:10Z relating to the show hpr1251 which was released on 2013-05-20 by Tgtm News Team entitled TGTM Newscast for 2013-05-19 DeepGeek, from a series on Talk Geek to me News

I was very tired, not feeling very well, and had been fighting with hardware for three days.


pokey says: BRILLIANT!!!

Posted at 2013-05-21T14:17:32Z relating to the show hpr1252 which was released on 2013-05-21 by Beeza entitled The Long Road To Linux

What a fantastic show. I loved it. It was interesting, informative, educational and nostalgic, and your summation at the end was perfect. Decisive and upbeat. I hope to hear much more from you. Thank you.


ClaudioM says: On "music..."

Posted at 2013-05-21T12:08:11Z relating to the show hpr1239 which was released on 2013-05-02 by Nido Media entitled HPR Saturday Sessions: What is hacking?

Seems as though the topic of whether music would be something of interest to hackers as well as what is considered music has inspired me to make a rebuttal episode for HPR. Be on the lookout for it... ;-)


klaatu says: eee17

Posted at 2013-05-20T02:40:00Z relating to the show hpr1248 which was released on 2013-05-15 by Frank Bell entitled Frank Bell Achieves Enlightenment Adventures with E17 Pt One

I'm running e17, on Slackware, on my eeePC 901. Works beautifully, has lots of interesting and unique little features, and is fun to explore and experience.


timttmy says: mplayer

Posted at 2013-05-15T20:22:05Z relating to the show hpr1247 which was released on 2013-05-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Recording Terrestrial Radio with bash scripts and cron jobs, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Jon,
I've pulled in live streams in the past using mplayer with the -dumpstream option (mplayer http://yoururl/stream.mp3 -dumpstream) and started and stopped the operation with atd (I never fully gotten my head around cron).
I'll take a look at streamripper. I like the sound of the option to specify the duration of the rip as an argument of the utility.

Cheers
Marshall


mvario says: Thanks

Posted at 2013-05-15T02:16:43Z relating to the show hpr1248 which was released on 2013-05-15 by Frank Bell entitled Frank Bell Achieves Enlightenment Adventures with E17 Pt One

Nice, thank you. I look forward to part 2.


Epicanis says: Yes, please review my PHP code!

Posted at 2013-05-13T17:10:43Z relating to the show hpr1241 which was released on 2013-05-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2013, from a series on HPR Community News

In addition to checking for security screwups that I may have overlooked, I'd be interested in any general commentary or suggestions. I'm pretty much self-taught on PHP so if I've developed any bad habits I'll never know until someone else looks at it...

(I should also clarify that my "If *I* were Emperor of $whatever" schtick is just shorthand for "if there were no practical impediments and I could just declare something done and it would be done that way with no further effort on my part", not a reflection of an assumption that there IS an Emperor of $whatever...)


rukin says: welcome future

Posted at 2013-05-13T05:18:56Z relating to the show hpr1235 which was released on 2013-04-26 by sigflup entitled Talk Cyberpunk To Me

Hi Sigflup!

nice project! welcome future.


Ralph says: How to make the garmin usable first

Posted at 2013-05-07T07:32:44Z relating to the show hpr0922 which was released on 2012-02-13 by riddlebox entitled Updating a Garmin GPS for free

Howdy,
I have thought about getting a used Garmin to use with OpenStreetMaps. But, all the garmin units I have tried display a legal agreement when they are turned on. I won't agree to it, so I never get very far. Are there hacks for some units to remove the license nonsense? Pointers to that info would be appreciated. I have searched google every way I can think of and not found anything.
Thanks.


Epicanis says: Nifty project!

Posted at 2013-05-07T04:08:16Z relating to the show hpr1235 which was released on 2013-04-26 by sigflup entitled Talk Cyberpunk To Me

A lot of useful information in this episode for me, since I just got a RaspberryPi to play with myself.


Epicanis says: Thanks, lobath!

Posted at 2013-05-07T03:50:56Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress

Now there's an interesting coincidence - another Level 7 Enlightened with a Nexus 7.
(I just got one as a birthday present from the Minister of Domestic Affairs here at the Asylum for the Sufficiently Nerdy). Tethering it to play Ingress is a huge improvement over the Samsung Mesmerize that I was cursing in this episode.
(Not too long after the episode was recorded, I was able to get the phone warranty-replaced - the replacement Mesmerize so far doesn't seem to have the irritating radio problem and runs pretty well since I rooted it and purged it of the bloatware, but it's still not nearly as nice as the tablet.)

I'm working on putting together episode 2 on this topic - anything you're particularly interested in hearing about?


Epicanis says: I agree, dodddummy

Posted at 2013-05-07T02:51:13Z relating to the show hpr1239 which was released on 2013-05-02 by Nido Media entitled HPR Saturday Sessions: What is hacking?

I think curiousity is a necessary component of any good hacker (or rather, I don't think someone could become a good hacker without having a decent amount of curiousity), but to me it's the USES of the aquired knowledge that make the difference between mere learning and "hacking".


Helvetin says: Oh no

Posted at 2013-05-06T11:56:09Z relating to the show hpr1241 which was released on 2013-05-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2013, from a series on HPR Community News

I didn't want to encroach anyone's style :-) thanks for the nice comments


dodddummy says: Doing is an essential part of the definition

Posted at 2013-05-05T18:56:48Z relating to the show hpr1239 which was released on 2013-05-02 by Nido Media entitled HPR Saturday Sessions: What is hacking?

I disagree with the gentleman who kept saying that the search for knowledge is all that's needed. A hacker needs to apply the knowledge.


Epicanis says: Slightly disappointed this show didn't go longer

Posted at 2013-05-03T16:24:13Z relating to the show hpr1236 which was released on 2013-04-29 by deepgeek entitled Lament For httpd

Seeing the link to the Hiawatha web server, I was kind of hoping the episode would talk a little about it...

(It's nice in general to hear about not-Apache webservers for a change. We've long since moved on past the idea that email necessarily means "Sendmail", but the internet in general seems to have trouble moving beyond "www means Apache").

Cherokee is a good alternative as well, though they've been way too slack about making real releases out of their updates over the last year or so.

Still a good episode, and although I've never used thttpd myself, I agree with the general sentiment expressed wholeheartedly!


lobath says: Great Episode

Posted at 2013-05-01T19:49:46Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress

Great intro, script, vocals and audio quality. A quality episode.

L7 Enlightened, Green Bay, WI
Been playing for a few months now as well, and I've been lucky to have a pretty active area with well grouped portals, so level hasn't been an issue. I've enjoyed the experience so far, thanks for bringing it to HPR.

I usually tether my Nexus 7 to my phone since the phone processor and screen are really too old to run the game well. I must look a bit silly driving & walking around town staring at my screen. Most of my time has been spent over winter so I've put quite a few extra miles on my car, but I did get out for a few walks as well. Looking forward to getting out farther afield this summer.


Epicanis says: Thanks, Pokey!

Posted at 2013-04-30T00:59:35Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress

Hopefully you weren't the only one!

I like the idea of doing some collaboration on mapping-related pastimes - the field is broad enough it's probably worth several episodes!


klaatu says: thttpd

Posted at 2013-04-29T23:25:49Z relating to the show hpr1236 which was released on 2013-04-29 by deepgeek entitled Lament For httpd

Yeah somewhere the title of this ep must have gotten mangled; he's speaking of course about thttpd.

Anyway, IMHO, hiawatha and nginx are great servers and thttpd, however simple and lightweight, never did get my UTF8 encoding right. (either that, or it was user error....which....is a definite possibility)


gws says: I thought it was pronounced "thttpd"

Posted at 2013-04-29T08:04:11Z relating to the show hpr1236 which was released on 2013-04-29 by deepgeek entitled Lament For httpd

Like Bill The Cat said it, instead of spelling it out.

Long live thttpd!


pokey says: Great episode!

Posted at 2013-04-25T13:16:00Z relating to the show hpr0666 which was released on 2011-02-21 by brother mouse entitled Salvaging old Coleman lanterns and stoves

So I finally got around to trying out me Coleman suitcase stove. I was inspired by your HPR to hunt one down. I found one at a yard sale for $2, but I had no cash on me and couldn't find an ATM, so that one got away. A week later I spotted one lying in the grass at the dump. It was almost perfectly camouflaged, so don't ask me how I ever saw it. Anyway, I've had it for almost a year now, and only just lit it. I was looking forward to working on the thing and tuning it up, so I was almost disappointed when it fired right up and put out perfect blue flames. I had only lit it to test it out, but my (12/yo) daughter was so excited, she ran in the house to get a pan and some eggs, which she fried up for us.

On a related topic, a good friend of mine was "gifted" with a half a dozen chicks late last fall (Surprise, here's chickens!). Thanks to your HPR efforts, I was able to help him build a temporary coop, and plan the larger permanent coop. It was a good time spent with a good friend (which is rarer and rarer these days), and I thought you should know.

Anyway thanks again for the inspiration and education.


pokey says: Very helpful.

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:56:11Z relating to the show hpr1219 which was released on 2013-04-04 by Russ Wenner entitled The Care and Feeding of the Flintlock Muzzleloading Rifle

Thank you for all of the great tips in this show. It was very entertaining as well as informative. My muzzle loader is a Thompson Center Omega, but I haven't even fired it yet, so I learned a whole lot of very important and relevant things from you in this ep.

I heard this episode right before Tracy's excellent episode on fish-food. ;) You can consider me a new Techie Geek listener. I don't know why The TechieGeek never pinged my radar before, but I'm definitely a fan now, and I haven't even heard the show yet.

Great show, and thank you.


pokey says: Great ep

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:48:58Z relating to the show hpr1223 which was released on 2013-04-10 by Jezra entitled How I got into linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I liked this one a lot. I love the "how I got into Linux" shows, and this one has got to be in the top 3 of that category.


pokey says: good review

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:47:25Z relating to the show hpr1224 which was released on 2013-04-11 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Podio Book Report on Jake Bible's "Dead Mech"

This was a fair review of an audiobook that I liked. Nice work. I thought the ditch digging added a lot to the show, btw. Well done, buddy.


pokey says: NICE!!!

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:42:01Z relating to the show hpr1225 which was released on 2013-04-12 by Tracy Holz_Holzster entitled Modern Survivalism Part 2

This was awesome. It was so much fun to listen to. My wife has a degree in fresh water fish-ology, so I should make her listen to it, but I can't promise that that will happen. I asked her if she'd ever heard of aquaponics, and she was like "Of course," and walked away. I think she thought I was too excited about it, and was going to ask if I could make one. It was a good show, and it did get my gears turning.


pokey says: Nice one

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:32:10Z relating to the show hpr1228 which was released on 2013-04-17 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Utilizing Maximum Space on a Cloned BTRFS Partition

Thanks for keeping the network alive, 5150, and for doing it with style. :)


pokey says: Interesting

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:30:14Z relating to the show hpr1230 which was released on 2013-04-19 by Neodragon entitled Google How Could You

Thanks for doing a show on this topic. I don't have much to say about it, because you are the first to bring it to my attention, but it gives me a lot to think about. I guess the only conclusion that I can come to is to repeat the oft repeated caution about not letting your code project depend on proprietary markets, IDEs, etc... I know it's not a helpful thought at this point, but it's all I can come up with. It was a good show. Thanks for putting in the work.


pokey says: Great LITS

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:22:09Z relating to the show hpr1232 which was released on 2013-04-23 by Dann entitled LiTS 028: extended attributes, from a series on Linux in the Shell

This one was really good, Dann. They're all good, but I was able to follow this one better for some reason. I really enjoyed it. Thanks, Dann.


pokey says: I loved it!

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:20:30Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress

This was a great listen. I got my Ingress invite from Epicanis, and have been playing for a few weeks now. I have a slightly different take on the game, and I'd love to do some sort of community colab on the topic of mapping games/activities.



jezra says: Thank you very much!

Posted at 2013-04-18T22:02:40Z relating to the show hpr1229 which was released on 2013-04-18 by Helvetin entitled Chromebook Acer C7 Review

I listened to your show today during my commute and I wanted to thank you for sharing your experience. Now I am listening again.... just because.


goibhniu says: Great show, thanks!

Posted at 2013-04-12T23:34:46Z relating to the show hpr1225 which was released on 2013-04-12 by Tracy Holz_Holzster entitled Modern Survivalism Part 2

I started listening to it on my way to work this morning and finished it on the way home .. really informative and interesting. I appreciated the technical details and I'm curious to know more about the aztec and chinese versions you mentioned at the start. I look forward to hearing the next ep. Thanks!


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2013-04-12T17:30:19Z relating to the show hpr1224 which was released on 2013-04-11 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Podio Book Report on Jake Bible's "Dead Mech"

I recently found out from a post by Knightwise http://knightwise.com/zombies-mechs-and-plenty-of-gore-this-must-be-jake-bibles-doing/ , Dead Mech is part of a trilogy by Jake Bible, but the other two books are only available in print form http://jakebible.com/buy-signed-copies/ I meant to edit my show notes before my review aired, but I procrastinated too long.


brother mouse says: Thanks!

Posted at 2013-04-10T11:51:56Z relating to the show hpr1215 which was released on 2013-03-29 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Pair Programming

I'd heard about pair programming but didn't know how it worked in the real world. I appreciate the show.


brother mouse says: liked it

Posted at 2013-04-10T11:51:02Z relating to the show hpr1219 which was released on 2013-04-04 by Russ Wenner entitled The Care and Feeding of the Flintlock Muzzleloading Rifle

I've been sniffing around the black powder idea for a while and this helped me understand some of the concepts. Thanks for doing the show.


brother mouse says: Neat topic

Posted at 2013-04-10T11:49:57Z relating to the show hpr1213 which was released on 2013-03-27 by Dann entitled LiTS 026: units, from a series on Linux in the Shell

After listening I cranked up apt-get and installed units.

It's come in handy a couple of times since then.


John says: Episode 2- An Argument For Emulators

Posted at 2013-04-08T15:47:42Z relating to the show hpr0660 which was released on 2011-02-11 by Trixter entitled An argument against emulators when retrocomputing

Your stance is of course absolutely sound and I enjoyed listening to this podcast but as someone who loves emulators as much as original hardware it would be great to hear from the other side of the coin. You did go into it briefly but I think you would be very capable of being as equally verbose on the plus points of emulation and software preservation. It wouldn't be news to my ears but I'm sure there are many out there who would value such information in podcast form.


Arold says: Nice subject

Posted at 2013-04-08T15:29:52Z relating to the show hpr1220 which was released on 2013-04-05 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Cinnarch 64 bit, Installation Review

Hello FiftyOneFifty,

I really liked this episode! Also, the greater subject of Arch and Arch based distro is very interesting to me right now.

You may have notice that Cinnarch just got a new version out (2013.04.05) in which the graphical installer is available. So, it may be worth a second look.

On another hand, Manjaro is a great distribution. I highly encourage you to take a look at it. It is more mature than Cinnarch and look just as gorgeous. The XFCE spin seems to be a bit more polish than the Cinnamon spin, but they are both really nice.

Finally, I can't wait to hear your episode entitled "I have install Arch, now what?". I have lots of interrogations regarding the use of Arch, particularly on the subject of how I should manage the AUR... Should I use a AUR helper or do everything by hand? If I want to use an helper which one should I use? If I want to do everything by hand, how do I search the AUR from the command line? Is there a better way than elinks?

Regards,

Arold


pokey says: Wow, good timing.

Posted at 2013-04-06T21:54:47Z relating to the show hpr1219 which was released on 2013-04-04 by Russ Wenner entitled The Care and Feeding of the Flintlock Muzzleloading Rifle

I just bought my first muzzle loader (in-line). I'm WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY behind on my podcasts, but this one is getting bumped to the top of my personal queue. Thanks.


Marty says: -.. .. --. - .- .-.. / -.. .- - .- / - .-. .- -. ... ..-. . .-.

Posted at 2013-04-04T02:00:22Z relating to the show hpr1216 which was released on 2013-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled Digital Data Transfer, from a series on April Fools Shows

.... .- / .... .- / ...- . .-. -.-- / ..-. ..- -. -. -.--


Brodus8899 says: Working

Posted at 2013-04-02T11:57:53Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft

Thanks bro it really helped me. Now I can record Youtube videos in peace. Subscribe and/or like to Brodus8899. ;)


CPrompt^ says:

Posted at 2013-03-22T00:20:18Z relating to the show hpr1206 which was released on 2013-03-18 by NYbill and Windigo entitled Resolving Issues (The Vhost Config File)

I really enjoyed this episode. It was actually nice to hear the troubles and resolutions and how it all worked. Should do a few more episodes like this. The format was great IMHO!


Urugami says: Great Episode

Posted at 2013-03-21T20:48:02Z relating to the show hpr1197 which was released on 2013-03-05 by Jon Kulp entitled What I do with bash scripts, from a series on Bash Scripting

Jon, thanks for the great script ideas. Between your scripts and ones that were linked in links and links, etc, I may be able to tweak a few of my own.


Bradley says: ssh_config

Posted at 2013-03-21T16:00:59Z relating to the show hpr1197 which was released on 2013-03-05 by Jon Kulp entitled What I do with bash scripts, from a series on Bash Scripting

Ken beat me to it, but you can alias SSH hosts, specify keys, usernames, ports, almost any command line parameters using the ~/.ssh/config file. See man ssh_config for details.

I use it with some password-less ssh keys to allow me to move about my ssh hosts seamlessly. Not too safe I know..

I've also found it useful to add port forwarding to make an ssh proxy to my home network. All to evade my company's decency filters when necessary.. I mean to proxy from an insecure location.

Thanks for the interesting podcast.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2013-03-20T14:35:48Z relating to the show hpr1206 which was released on 2013-03-18 by NYbill and Windigo entitled Resolving Issues (The Vhost Config File)

Just a follow up tip. While making changes to MediaGoblin's theme, I would check the site in a browser. But, the changes didn't seem to work.

It didn't dawn on me until I had apache shut down, and was still able to see my site, that I was being shown the page from Firefox's cache.

So, when making changes, remember to clear your browser cache.


kt4kb_Jon says: The Witch Hunter Chronicles

Posted at 2013-03-17T05:36:31Z relating to the show hpr1198 which was released on 2013-03-06 by lostnbronx entitled THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION: 05, from a series on THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION

The Witch Hunter Chronicles: Great!!!!!


Klaatu says: Checkmate

Posted at 2013-03-13T23:07:17Z relating to the show hpr1203 which was released on 2013-03-13 by Chess Griffin entitled templer: a static html generator

I told you all that Chess would be back. NOW do you believe me??


Frank says:

Posted at 2013-03-08T03:42:50Z relating to the show hpr1199 which was released on 2013-03-07 by Frank Bell entitled Old Time Radio on the web

There has to be some kind of synergy in my recording having been posted right after Lostnbronx's, in which he talked of OTR.

Yeah, I know, commenting on my own stuff etc.


Frank says: Thank you

Posted at 2013-03-07T21:56:59Z relating to the show hpr1197 which was released on 2013-03-05 by Jon Kulp entitled What I do with bash scripts, from a series on Bash Scripting

I want to learn more about bash, and just doing stuff because it's in a tutorial doesn't excite me. I have been looking for some ideas for scripts to write for myself to help motivate me to learn, and you gave me some good ones.

By the way, you are not the only person who grapples with selecting a topic for a podcast. Don't feel alone in that.


Ken Fallon says: Welcome Welcome

Posted at 2013-03-06T17:26:15Z relating to the show hpr1197 which was released on 2013-03-05 by Jon Kulp entitled What I do with bash scripts, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Jon,

Great episode and great topic. I could listen to shows on scripts all day !.

One thing though is that the stick script could also be done using youe ~/.ssh/config file. See http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0386

Ken.


klaatu says: cool stuff

Posted at 2013-03-05T21:58:06Z relating to the show hpr1197 which was released on 2013-03-05 by Jon Kulp entitled What I do with bash scripts, from a series on Bash Scripting

Wow, that's some amazing stuff. I like the markdown2latex a lot! I'd love to hear more from you on HPR about how/if Linux plays into your "day job" and what you use as a music hist professor


Jonathan Inge says:

Posted at 2013-03-05T19:28:52Z relating to the show hpr1166 which was released on 2013-01-21 by AukonDK entitled Airtime Radio Automation

Thanks for the info. I run an Internet radio station for a college and have been looking for free, functional, easy-to-use automation software.


Jon Kulp says: LibreOffice

Posted at 2013-02-24T03:17:36Z relating to the show hpr1190 which was released on 2013-02-22 by Ahuka entitled LibreOffice 03 Writer Introduction to Styles, from a series on LibreOffice

I'm enjoying your series on LibreOffice. Last semester I spent about 90 minutes talking to my graduate students about styles in word processing, and once they understood what it was all about they were completely blown away by the power of it. They kept asking me, "why has no one ever told us about this before?" I have a couple of screencasts about using regular expressions in LibreOffice in case you are interested. Go to YouTube and search for "jonkulp" and "libreoffice" and you will find them. One of them has what I feel is a pretty magical transformation of a multiple-choice test from one layout style to another using some regex. Anyway I am looking forward to your future episodes.


klaatu says: Two emacs shows in a row

Posted at 2013-02-21T21:58:56Z relating to the show hpr1188 which was released on 2013-02-20 by klaatu entitled Rmail in Emacs

Two emacs shows in a row. Somebody up there must like Emacs.


Garjola says: Emacs daemon, yes but ...

Posted at 2013-02-21T16:29:14Z relating to the show hpr1187 which was released on 2013-02-19 by garjola entitled I live in GNU/Emacs

Just one thing. I like running emacs as a daemon, but it may not always be convenient, since emacs is not multi-threaded. Therefore, you will have several frames using the same emacs process, and this is not what you want if one of you emacs applications (org-mode, gnus, etc.) are going to do CPU intensive stuff!


klaatu says: Emacs as a daemon whut!?

Posted at 2013-02-20T14:37:44Z relating to the show hpr1187 which was released on 2013-02-19 by garjola entitled I live in GNU/Emacs

Oh my gosh, that is brilliant. I am going to start doing that right now! Thank you so much for the tip!


William says: Hmm

Posted at 2013-02-20T07:32:25Z relating to the show hpr1184 which was released on 2013-02-14 by Various Hosts entitled Installing Linux without a monitor

While listening I couldn't help but think it would be much easier for blind people to use a command prompt and lynx-like applications. Perhaps money would be better spend building text based apps for whatever it is that blind folks would like. A text based twitter client specialized for the disabled, stuff like that?

Tabbing through 2d laid out forms - is that really the best way to be doing this?

I'm not blind, but back in the day, I was able to use Windows 95 without a screen to do a few simple things, such as change screen resolution. And it's cool that people who do this a lot get really good at it, but most people shouldn't have to install so many times that they'd get really good at using a GUI without being able to see it.

Also on indiegogo the figure of 1 billion people with disabilities is mentioned. Are there really that many people disabled to the point where they need a special operating system? I admire the project and its goals, but is that not overstating the problem unnecessarily?

I apologize if this sounds harsh. I plan on donating and wish the project luck.




pokey says: Great episode

Posted at 2013-02-18T05:43:21Z relating to the show hpr1185 which was released on 2013-02-15 by Jezra and NYbill entitled Shooting the Breeze

Maybe I'm just biased, because I'm a big fan of Jezra, NYBill and Shooting the Breeze, but I don't think so. This was a lot of fun to listen to. I nominate Jezra and NYBill to be our annual prediction show guys, and if they decide to shoot the breeze, then so be it.


Jonathan Nadeau says: update with the campaign

Posted at 2013-02-18T00:29:04Z relating to the show hpr1184 which was released on 2013-02-14 by Various Hosts entitled Installing Linux without a monitor

We are now down to needing 592 more pledges to meet the 1000 pledges at $5!


Jonathan Nadeau says: update

Posted at 2013-02-16T22:49:10Z relating to the show hpr1184 which was released on 2013-02-14 by Various Hosts entitled Installing Linux without a monitor

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are down to only needing 851 more pledges!


Jonathan Nadeau says: Thank you

Posted at 2013-02-14T22:26:12Z relating to the show hpr1184 which was released on 2013-02-14 by Various Hosts entitled Installing Linux without a monitor

Hey Guys thanks for the kind right up. Thanks to all that have pledged and made this possible so far. HPR ROCKS!



Heisenbug says:

Posted at 2013-02-13T21:48:56Z relating to the show hpr1183 which was released on 2013-02-13 by Quvmoh entitled Boise Lug meeting Feb 7 2013

Good show.


Bart says: Worked

Posted at 2013-02-10T18:58:36Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft

Worked great here on Ubuntu 12.10! I walked myself accidentally in a deep hole a bit too much.


Derp says: Captain crunch ass

Posted at 2013-02-10T09:28:22Z relating to the show hpr0699 which was released on 2011-04-07 by Brad Carter entitled r0xy interviews Cap'n Crunch on cacti radio, from a series on Interviews

This interview was insightful, yet antiquated reminiscence. No fault to roxy, she was great but cpt. Crunch was so full of himself, (like al bundy reminiscing of the old high school football days), mixed with nerdy social awkwardness which apparently he never outgrew.

To cpt crunch:
In short talking non-stop of yourself, bloating your own inner ego of days gone by, answering your cell phone in the middle of an interview makes for one huge asshole of an interviewee.

For google search results "captain crunch is an asshole hacker"

Keep that in your back pocket for future interviews...although i doubt there will be one.

P.s. you sound like the father of skunkworks


Peter64 says: Good stuff

Posted at 2013-02-09T00:04:03Z relating to the show hpr1175 which was released on 2013-02-01 by Lord Drachenblut entitled how to start irssi in screen after reboot

Thanks Lord D, been wanting to know something like this for ages


Greg Hauenstein says: Airtime is great

Posted at 2013-01-30T16:58:45Z relating to the show hpr1166 which was released on 2013-01-21 by AukonDK entitled Airtime Radio Automation

I'm a huge fan and can't wait to use it in a future project.


klaatu says: Timely

Posted at 2013-01-22T18:26:01Z relating to the show hpr1166 which was released on 2013-01-21 by AukonDK entitled Airtime Radio Automation

I /just/ set up an internet radio station! I've been custom-rolling some scripts to semi-automate it and have also been looking into MPD which my friend Delwin told me can now pipe to icecast. This episode is great and couldn't have happened at a better time! thanks!


pokey says: Another one for the history books!

Posted at 2013-01-20T16:59:15Z relating to the show hpr1164 which was released on 2013-01-17 by johanv entitled About git, from a series on Version Control

This is a great episode. You did a fantastic job of explaining the basic idea of git, and why someone would want to use it instead of being ugly and stupid. Well done, JohanV.

MOARRRRR!!!!


Ken Fallon says: Google Service

Posted at 2013-01-20T16:07:46Z relating to the show hpr1161 which was released on 2013-01-14 by Beto entitled PAM Two Factor Auth SSH

Hi Beto,

Great show by the way. I had been looking into it myself but wasn't clear about something. Wouldn't it be possible for someone in Google to access your server as they maintain the key ? Not saying they would or anything but could you go into the privacy and security implications of this.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Great show and Great Shownotes

Posted at 2013-01-20T16:03:10Z relating to the show hpr1164 which was released on 2013-01-17 by johanv entitled About git, from a series on Version Control

Hoi Johan,

What an excellent first episode. I found myself drawing the A and B branches until I twigged that your show notes has it all drawn out.

Well done.

Ken.


Dude-man says: Some more links, find more yourself, don't be lazy if your open minded

Posted at 2013-01-20T10:42:12Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Although I love and respect the concept of the scientific principle, however the current lack of REAL indpendant scientific study, validation and reporting due to lack of funding without some kind of alteria motive, if you don't beleive or see this yourself then you have been truly living under a stone and should open your eyes just a wee bit.

Here are some links, but I don't think anything would actually be scientific enough for you as I see it.

http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/
Great article...
http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/x-factor-is-vitamin-k2?qh=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

Weston A Price, as far as I see financed himself for this study, was independant, unlike the more recent science that you or others are perhaps waiting to validate what as a lay person we can view and see the common sense. At the end of the day believe what you want, pretend to be scientific if you want, yours and that of your families will be clear to see to yourself and for me that is what counts.

Do your own search, or believe the naysayers who are often grabbing at straws and drawing strange conclusions after it would seem not having read or studied any of the material available, really just trying to proof the new science of low fat, low colesteral etc and sell us things.


Dude-man says: Is this the scientific method ?

Posted at 2013-01-20T10:09:46Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Is this the scientific method ? Which I make no claim to understand or follow. I'm just applying my common sense and reading as much and as many different opinions as possible. Seeing all the time which financial interests may be invested towards any particular opinions presented.

If you not going to discuss anything unless its been validated by an apparent offical scientific study, I do ask you to show me how the information in the video link I posted above is actually wrong and those studies which are the basis for the low fat/colestoral premise are all in correct, and we should be eating vegatble oil, lots of fruit and vegatables if we want to be healthy, as we are advised by offical scientific studies ? Please show me how the information in the video is a lie and I'm wrong and religious as you say ?


Dude-man says: Really ?

Posted at 2013-01-20T10:01:49Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Really ? are you serious about this Ken ? take a look at the books follow the references there, you don't need me or anyone else to provide you what is already available. Your picking a pointless argument pretending to be all scientific about it, really ?

If you had one ounce the humility that many of the people involved in these researches had you'd at least study openly what they've provided, before asking for counter evidence. Have you studied the actual suplied evendence ? do you know what counter evidence your even asking for ?

Unless you actually answer my ? in the replies above, read or watch the available information you just wasting your's, mine and everyones time, just study the information I've shared and find counter arguments if you care to disprove something or have points to make.

I repeat...

Lets have a talk about it more, if your still interested, when you've at least had chance to follow up the links, references, books, videos I mentioned. If they still interest you or anyone else ? I have nothing to proove, or to say which isn't said and stated clearly by more clever and respected people than me and after all the proof is in the pudding, which I and many people are already greatfull to around the world. And I'm sure you know the origins of pudding has nothing to do with what we have come to think it means.


Ken Fallon says: RE: Confused

Posted at 2013-01-20T08:30:03Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Hi Dude-man,

I am not discussing the findings as yet because I have yet to get an independent verification of the work. I appreciate that is difficult but we should be at least able to determine what the selection criteria was for the sample groups studied by Dr. Price. Can you share with us what definition he assigned to determine that the "isolated peoples" were isolated enough.

Would you accept that Ireland in the period of 400-800AD would meet the definition you give of "The isolated peoples had plenty, generally had little need to trade or aquire[sic] more expensive things at the cost of their valuable and priced foods". Ireland at the time was outside the sphere of Roman influence and had abundant resources. There is also a wealth of documents describing the diets and lives of it's people at the time.

Would you agree that this is a suitable basis for comparison ?

Ken.


Dude-man says: Confused

Posted at 2013-01-19T20:23:37Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

I'd still suggest that you or anyone interested first look into the souces of information and the actual research that W A Price did do and present in lay persons language for the general good of normal people in his main book. If you consider this or anything I've said religious in some way I'm sorry for you about that, and you still seem to miss the point. Did you watch the 2 hour video I shared ?

The foods we eat are not only effected by the degree of visible industrialization in its production or pressesing, although that does later effect our foods in a very big way, but more importantly our foods and that which our ansesters ate, even back to roman times or perhaps later ? was effected by your position or status in life what you could afford or what you couldn't and perhaps actually choise to sell the best in order to by a larger quantity of something of less value or other things that might be anti foods in fact. Industrialization has just made these foods and the effects much more obvious. A choice to eat predomantly low nutrient foods, grain, potatoes, rices, just a few examples and reduce the nutrient dense foods in diets, has happened throughout the ages, for perhaps simular reasons, but I'm not a historian.

So which that I hope you understand the pointless ness in entering into some discussion, along your line of reasoning, as your missing the point through your current lack of knowlege of what actual food is good to eat, which foods would be preferable sold to markets and therefore depriving a family of the best nutrition no mater which time in history you care to look at. The isolated peoples had plenty, generally had little need to trade or aquire more expensive things at the cost of their valuable and priced foods, and that is the point.

Lets have a talk about it more, if your still interested, when you've at least had chance to follow up the links, references, books, videos I mentioned. If they still interest you or anyone else ? I have nothing to proove, or to say which isn't said and stated clearly by more clever and respected people than me and after all the proof is in the pudding, which I and many people are already greatfull to around the world. And I'm sure you know the origins of pudding has nothing to do with what we have come to think it means.


Ken Fallon says: RE: Sorry but you've not studied much yet ?

Posted at 2013-01-19T17:15:35Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Hi Dude-man,

As we said on the New Year Show, HPR is about challenging and expanding the discussion and with that in mind what I would like to establish is an alternate source of information to either corroborate or refute the evidence Dr. Price presents. I accept that you are greatly affected by his works but not to challenge the theories would simply be unscientific and would elevate his book to that of a religious work that must be accepted on faith alone. Therefore I want to find a literate people who were isolated in a manner described by Dr. Price and who documented their own lives. By comparing both works we get a fuller picture of the truth.

I am genuinely surprised that you would say that people in the 1600's were already affected by industrialization of the food chain. At the time the only industrialization would have be localized to water mills which were isolated and not available everywhere. The industrialization that you speak of is generally accepted to have started after 1760 a full hundred years after the time period in discussion in the show.

Do you have a specific time period in mind where the type of life studied by Dr. Price would have been practiced on the Islands of Ireland or England ? The reason I focus on those is because those regions are the places where I am most familiar with and it would greatly assist in my ability to be able to call information to hand. I would appreciate it if you could keep your reply civil and avoiding drawing conclusions about other peoples live choices.

Regards,

Ken.


Dude-man says: reply to #6 - Jacob Dalton

Posted at 2013-01-19T12:29:58Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Yes I'd come accross opensource technology a few months ago, had a good look but was disapointed. While I love tech, all tech, what I love best is tech that serves us and is practical, I know its possible to get so into building something that we loose site of the forest for the trees, and actually spend all our time re-inventing something that already exists and can be bought cheaply second hand (a tractor, look at his plans for an ultra modern tractor), or not actually being balanced enough to realize that in many areas trying to solve everything with new technology actually negates the human, relationship, family participation and strengh of community gained by doing somethin conciously in a none-modern tech way.

The peace of mind, strengh of charictor, bond and depth of relation within family and society at large through picking conciously how we do thing based upon the effect they actually have on us. Which was my whole motivation and reason for developing my podcast, which to be honest I loose interest in a little, nothing personal against you or anyone else.

A good example for who most of the weston world percieve and practice tech is the USA's space pen, millions, perhaps more money to develop a pen that can write upside down etc etc. The Rusians solution, less than a $, a pencil. Sometimes our heads can be so far up our own A?????'s that we don't see the simple solution.

And that is what I took away from that site, no offence meant.


Dude-man says: Sorry but you've not studied much yet ?

Posted at 2013-01-19T12:13:36Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Yes, to the best of my knowledge about a year ago, when I first came accross the whole BBC historical episodes, I watch the whole thing. Which is one of the problems with youtube, you can spend many hours watching everything in one go, loved it. And don't get me wrong I enjoyed it very much, have first hand learnt or at least tried many of the skills to varying degrees of success over the last 10 years, really about my whole journey is to actually comprehending technology, and I mean in its real definition of the word, hence why I started my own podcast on T E C H N O L O G Y and not just how techknology is being presented by computer/gadget tech journalism and sellers etc (Nothing against them, I love a bit of computer tech as much as the next man).

The reason I replied to you reference to these programs is that I didn't see exactly how it was related to the dietary information and the shapes and builds of children/adjults when different foods were eaten. The evidences I based the whole episode where in the notes, which you or anyone else is free to follow up and research into the actual information given. The food's and habits and hense health was already modified during those periods historically reconstructed in the BBC's series, and many of the practices were actually the start of what we now have and consider normal today. Also many of the practices shown are actually part of the reason why many people could be fooled into leaving the country side, where they should be healthy and happy, to the city from the false promise of an easy and more afluent life without the drudgery and ill health they HAD come to experience in the country side by actual BAD practices in order to sell often what was the best of their produce, cheaply to the city merchants so the country people could buy cheap low nutrient dense and stomach filling foods.

It seems to me that this is something more personal with you as your childhood background on an actual farm has convinsed you that its a bad way to live, and perhaps how you were doing it it was ? I don't know ? However when the clever people actually return to the country side, relearn the skills, judge in a balanced way how the old and new can be used together, and more importantly, which was the point of my presentation, actually understand what healthy food is, and educate and share the information to consumers can therefore actually sell direct (no merchants) and get a fair price which would mean they don't have to go down the path of continually cutting corners and chepening the food they may sell.

Before you quote me yet more things that you think I've not read or don't understand, why don't you follow up on the information I've shared and look more deeply at what is presented, these things I've mentioned are beyound being merly my own opinion.

I repeat, the journey towards industrializtion happened gradually, the cheapening of our foods, even in the coutry also was gradual, and in the societies you mention where documention was made these were subject to those slow changes. This is why the book by Weston A Price is such a treasure as he found and studied 14 groups who were isolated, to you understand the significance of that ? they were actually through necessaty following what they had done for many generations and hadn't been exposed by the gradual pressuers of external trade and merchants expoloytation which if you had the connections to the larger world would have effected all other peoples.

As for not having enough foods during winter time, you are talking nonsense, what you say may be true in that it actually happened. However understanding food technology, how hight quality foods can be harvested and stored for long periods, if you don't try and buy suger/coffee and other crap from merchants from presure of wifes or apparent perseption of luxsury, then people would/could of had more than enough food for themselves. Of course assuming the crazy burdon of taxes to cripple people and steal from them wasn't also in effect, forcing them to give up their wealth of good foood made from their own labour.

I ask you kindly to actually study the two books or website I mention so you can avoid just sounding plain stupid, as your trying to defend you current life position, which I'm not intentionally trying to undermine. This episode was to upset anyone, just allow anyone make a concious decision based on actual good science. If you look at the foods suggested to eat during religious fasting, for apparent clensing and the times of year these were eaten I can help us think a bit why these rules may have been made, when we understand what those foods actually do to us.

Have you seen yet the 2 hour video I posted in the comments to these videos ?

If you feel so strongly about this, I'd be happy to talk with you or record another episode with your help, or your wifes, you mention she'd heard of the books. Otherwise I think it would be better to actually study what I mentioned and comment in relation to those things, not trying to proof that its somehow a burdemsom and toiling life with no meaning and something we can't go back to (I think we'd never want to go back to those historyical times presented in the bbc serious) however there is something to learn and change in our current lifes.

/END Rant


Ken Fallon says: RE: Great examples of the past are historical re-enactments by book experts.

Posted at 2013-01-19T10:29:19Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Have you watched the entire series or did you dismiss it just because they were not allowed to sleep in a building that had been derelict for years ? Having watched the entire series your comments seem to contradict everything I got from the show. Even if you seem to think it's a crude historical re-enactment, I am very disappointed that you could not see past that and notice as I did that as the series progresses they each hone their particular skills. Case in point the Oxen and the men develop their muscles and take pleasure and satisfaction from the hard labour so that by the end the humans and animals had formed genuine bonds.

However we are all entitled to our opinions so to make it clear, what I was trying to point out is that there is a wealth of information available to you on living with nature and having healthy food from the writings of peoples who lived prior to the onset of Industrialization. While you may mock the historians who like yourself were attempting to recreate the skills lost to time, the information they were basing their actions on was written by people who will have used those skills all their lives. Those peoples left detailed records of their traditions, practices, diets, technology describing how life was lived for centuries. If you can see past the reality show aspects, you might want to chase down the books that they mention in the show which should be out of copyright by now. There is probably an equivalent stock of literature available to you from the Czech Republic.

In your show you mentioned that the families were inaccessible in the winter, so I understand Weston A Price would have only seen the societies during a time of plenty. He may have seen them as healthy people and attributed it to their diet, which given he was only there for the summer would have been full of rich fatty foods. This would seem to agree with what the historians say the diet of a homesteader would have been in the summer. This would seem to back up your point of giving our children rich fatty foods as the evidence as presented would suggest that this would lead to health.

However as the historians point out, during the winter their diet changed radically to the point of starvation. I don't know if Dr. Price took this into account or not but if you assume that he did then the advice to eat fatty foods should be given with the caveat that it should be for a short period of time and that you should also starve yourself for a significant portion of the year. If you wish to eat a pre-industrialised diet, then research that diet and present it in it's entirety with evidence from multiple sources. Sources which this television series proves are available to you.


Jacob Dalton says: Hacking and Permaculture

Posted at 2013-01-19T06:05:28Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Dude-Man I was wondering if you've heard of Open Source Ecology--it's a project that is pretty much built out of hacking and permaculture.

http://opensourceecology.org/


Dude-man says: Great examples of the past are historical re-enactments by book experts.

Posted at 2013-01-17T12:47:55Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Just watched again these episodes on youtube... here are some thoughts.

"modern health and safty means they can't actually live here"
:)

Nice get a bunch of experts to try and recreate something, and prove its not possible.

An expert who's never actually plowed before :) oxen that are overweight and out of condition, I'm talking about the tv people, not neccessarily the ox owners., just guessing as it is for TV after all.

its really an interesting demonstation that even apparent experts can't quickly learn skills even though they are very exicited to try, and perhaps well meaning to at least recreate history., and create some TV at the same time

watching idiots chasing pigs was very funny :)

but still there is no mention of anything relating to my episode that I can see ?

Are you trying to say that this serious shows that people can't go back to those times, as show and apparently demonstated in these self proclaimed experts playing at recreating somthing.? That wasn't what I thought I was saying in the episode, at least no my intention.

Althought the serious is interesting, I don't fully see how its related to my episde, or modern homesteading, other than to demonstate that modern people are pretty inept and out of touch about what is food, where it comes from, and what is good for them, and of course how to live in nature and produce their own food.

I know Ken, as you explained to me you grew up on a small dairy farm in Irland and have experience, as I do, in mowing grass/milking etc and it didn't sound like you'd ever want to go back, and the way you explained it I'd have to agree with you, however I concioulsly chose to do it at the age of 30, relearn all the skills required using modern technology where appropriate and avantagous. Basicly bringing the knowledge about food and change in the shape of our children it effects to allow me or anyone else to make concious descitions as to how they want to live, not just seeing a crude historical re-inactment with no relation as to why they might want to return to any of the values of living with nature and having healthy food.


cobra2 says: GIT!!!

Posted at 2013-01-17T12:33:01Z relating to the show hpr1164 which was released on 2013-01-17 by johanv entitled About git, from a series on Version Control

NOM NOM NOM NEED MORE GIT! Kudos bud.


Dude-man says: Re:Tales from the green valley

Posted at 2013-01-17T12:22:37Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Just taking a look Ken, was wondering how exactly it was related to the episode, does the video support or appose/question any facts I mentioned, you wern't very specific ?


pokey says: This one was awesome!

Posted at 2013-01-15T23:37:05Z relating to the show hpr1161 which was released on 2013-01-14 by Beto entitled PAM Two Factor Auth SSH

This is what Hacker Public Radio is all about. Well done, Beto, and thank you.


pokey says:

Posted at 2013-01-15T18:02:45Z relating to the show hpr1156 which was released on 2013-01-07 by Various Creative Commons Works entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 6

Stacy: Sorry about that. I didn't want to kick anyone. I just don't have it in me to hurt people's feelings, and I guess I was afraid that I would have done that.

No one's really in charge, but I was a moderator on the server at the time so it would have been up to me if it had needed to be done. There's a fine line between moderating and being the "fun police" and I really didn't want to be the latter. Most of us who were on the show know (or at least know of) one another, so that makes it even harder to be harsh.

There are a couple of us who have had one or two too many on an open mic recently (myself included), and you're right that it isn't any fun to listen to (especially when it's yourself, trust me...) even if it seems fun at the time. I don't personally mind if someone wants to drink on a podcast, but I've decided not to do anymore, because I was rude, annoying and repetitive when I did it. Maybe that should be the cutoff for future community shows: If you sound as bad as pokey did that one time, you're out.

I appreciate your feedback, and I do take it to heart. We'll try to do better next year.

If you want to suggest a more formal guideline, feel free to run it past the mailing list hpr@hackerpublicradio.org and we will certainly discuss it. Even better would be if you subscribed to the mailing list and discussed it with us also.


nancy says:

Posted at 2013-01-15T02:24:25Z relating to the show hpr1094 which was released on 2012-10-11 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Linux, Beer, and Who Cares?

Hi fiftyonefifty, I was wondering whatever happened to the podbrewers podcast. Now that you introduced me to it, there haven't been any new ones! Am I the only female who listens to that podcast?


Dustin Reeves says: Fascinating!

Posted at 2013-01-13T21:03:14Z relating to the show hpr0853 which was released on 2011-11-08 by klaatu entitled Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu

really enjoyed this podcast, been following slackware since about 9.1 (2004~), while i dont actively use the distribution, ive always enjoyed reading patricks thoughts on software release cycles, and being as stable as possible. when this podcast strayed from the technical, it took us in a great new unexpected direction (who thought patrick was into mckenna?). really enjoyed, would love to hear more podcasts in the same vein.

thanks

-DR


Ken Fallon says: Tales from the green valley

Posted at 2013-01-13T20:39:36Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Hi All,

I would recommend that everyone interested in this topic, take the time to watch the excellent "Tales from the Green Valley" which describes life on a British farm in the 17th century prior to industrialization. In the series has historians live the life, eat the diet and farm using the husbandry practices that were in use at the time.

Interestingly everything described in the entire series is based on an account written in books and letters of people who actually lived at the time and who themselves documented their own lives. They make a point of giving the reference to the person who documented it and in what book or letter it was published. Unfortunately I didn't make note of each of the references but it would be fascinating resource to get the first hand accounts from people who lived the life and see how that compares to someone viewing it as a complete outsider.

The link to the series is here:
http://www.petersommer.com/about-peter-sommer-travels/tales-from-the-green-valley

Ken.


Dude-man says: Something else, more hard facts a video

Posted at 2013-01-12T09:50:25Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

Heres a video, 2 hours and I'd really sugest, encourage following along and following the leads for yourself.

http://youtu.be/fvKdYUCUca8



And another thing is learning dificulties and different degrees of Autisum which is growing now a days, there is a transitional diet, with much information of success in helping these children, and again not yet know in the mainstream http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/gaps


Dude-man says: More information for the interested

Posted at 2013-01-12T09:48:11Z relating to the show hpr1158 which was released on 2013-01-09 by Various Creative Commons Works entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 8

Well just listening back to myself and others about food etc and the FDA and fake,. bad and dishonest science in nutirition which effects our children. Heres a video, 2 hours and I'd really sugest, encourage following along and following the leads for yourself.

http://youtu.be/fvKdYUCUca8



And of course
http://westonaprice.com
http://realmilk.com

And another thing is learning dificulties and different degrees of Autisum which is growing now a days, there is a transitional diet, with much information of success in helping these children, and again not yet know in the mainstream http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/gaps


Charles in NJ says: Thanks for Posting This

Posted at 2013-01-11T16:38:06Z relating to the show hpr1159 which was released on 2013-01-10 by Dude-man entitled Food - Health - Nutritionally Dense food

It sounds like we now have another new conversational direction for HPR. I thought you did a great job of setting the table for what could be a series on the topic of food.

Your show, coming as it does in the early part of the year, gives me an opportunity to do my own homework and check your statements.

If I find any new information that would shed light on this topic, I would now feel comfortable using HPR to make that available.

Most of all, thanks for posting this as a first word in what could be a very interesting conversation. It sounds like you've done a lot of work and thinking about this fundamental topic.

Cheers!

Charles in NJ


Stacy says: Newtotheshow

Posted at 2013-01-08T14:52:14Z relating to the show hpr1156 which was released on 2013-01-07 by Various Creative Commons Works entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 6

The food talk deserves its own pod-cast, with the same guys. It almost got a tad argumentative, but in a good natural way. I actually learned something. Hope they consider it in the future. I would defiantly listen.

Not sure if it was an inside joke amongst the regulars, but the drunk guy 'web' got really tiresome in part 5 and almost unbearable in part 6. I guess he's the boss, because it seems nobody wanted cut him off. Not all bad, thanks to the drunk guy I learned about crunchbang. What a cool distro! Other than that it was a great set of shows.




Dude-man says: What is healthy food

Posted at 2013-01-08T13:44:01Z relating to the show hpr1156 which was released on 2013-01-07 by Various Creative Commons Works entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 6

Really enjoying listening to the talk about food :) I love good food, my weekness or perhaps strength.

Would love to get together with a few people and chat more in an HPR episode if anyone is interested.

Just a few comments - :)

Salt is inportant - but needs to be mineral rich not just processed sodium etc

Vegtables/fruits are not healthy per say, and shouldn't be emphasised. But like all food it needs to be processed appropriatly, most vegtables could be beter fermented, or/and consumed with lots of butter, whats more they taste so much better that way.

Grass fed is started to be used like all the other terms to sell and make something sound better. But it does make a difference the percentage of grass/hay fed to cattle, 100 % being best IMHO, which we do with our cows. So ask awkward questions to know what grass fed actually means when you pay more money for it.

Nice conversations

Heres the link to what I think is a great source of info for anyone interested in scientific studies done in the 1920/30's with actual people who lived on the foods for many generations. And documents what happened to them when they changed to modernized foods a few years later. Something I think most thoughfull geeks would appriciate instead of many of the crazy nutrunists go on about.

http://westonaprice.org
http://realmilk.com


FiftyOneFifty says: Optimal zoom

Posted at 2012-12-28T15:27:09Z relating to the show hpr1149 which was released on 2012-12-27 by Ahuka entitled LibreOffice 02 Writer Default Template, from a series on LibreOffice

You probably already went over this, but my pet peeve is word processors that default to a page view that only utilizes a third of the width of the screen, making text tiny, and people whose job it is to type up correspondence every day leave it that way because they don't know better. I prefer 'optimal' over 'page width'; why would I want to see the white sace in the margins?


chalkahlom says:

Posted at 2012-12-23T16:45:50Z relating to the show hpr1144 which was released on 2012-12-20 by Ahuka entitled Who Owns Your Files

enjoyed the cast.
but no mention of librivox.org hmm!


calum says: loved the show

Posted at 2012-12-19T10:00:08Z relating to the show hpr1142 which was released on 2012-12-18 by Dann entitled LiTS 020: pgrep and pkill, from a series on Linux in the Shell

loved the show, listened to it on my ipod before i sell iPod to Gadgets but now ive bought an excellant radio so will never miss a show


Epicanis says: Misplaced comments/Thanks Dann!

Posted at 2012-12-16T18:27:06Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation

Looks like a couple of commenters ended up here instead of on whatever episode they were commenting on?

Thanks for testing, Dann - does the Clip Zip+ show album art for anything (mp3 or otherwise)?
(I know my v1 Clip doesn't, and I don't think the other tiny Sansa device I have does either).


pokey says:

Posted at 2012-12-14T12:56:01Z relating to the show hpr1133 which was released on 2012-12-05 by Dick Thomas entitled How I got in to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Yup. Truncate silence is good, but if you're doing multi-track, then you want to truncate the silence in your source tracks before they are combined into the same project, or as the very last thing that you do before exporting, but certainly after "mix and render."

It was a good episode regardless. I'm looking forward to the next one.


pokey says: Great stuff

Posted at 2012-12-13T18:46:44Z relating to the show hpr1136 which was released on 2012-12-10 by Ahuka entitled LibreOffice 01 Introduction to Office software, from a series on LibreOffice

I'm looking forward to this series. I took a MS Word class back in college... Oh, how wrong it all was!


pokey says:

Posted at 2012-12-13T18:43:58Z relating to the show hpr1137 which was released on 2012-12-11 by NewAgeTechnoHippie entitled Open Street Maps

OpenStreetMap is a fantastic project, it's very easy to get involved. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need any special hardware. The online editor overlays the editable, map over satellite imagery so you can basically just trace and label what you see.

For people who need a goal in order get started on a project, here are two easy ones which will improve the map tremendously:

1.) Learn how to label a street as one-way, and correct all the one-ways in your neighborhood.

2.) Learn how to label a section of road as a bridge, and how to specify that the bridge is higher than what it is intersecting, then label all of the bridges in your town.

The first one is easier, and should take you about 5-20 minutes to learn, and maybe an evening to complete. The second one is a little trickier, and may take you an evening to learn (if you don't do the first one first), and another evening to complete. Currently, both of these things seem to be a real problem for navigation apps that use OSM data. So correcting either will make a huge difference to someone trying to navigate in your area.


pokey says: Nice!!!

Posted at 2012-12-13T18:18:36Z relating to the show hpr1138 which was released on 2012-12-12 by garjola entitled Programming languages 2 - Python, from a series on Programming 101

You just taught me more about python in 10 minutes than I was able to learn in a week when I tried it on my own. I may have to give it another go.


cobra2 says: DUDE!

Posted at 2012-12-13T17:04:36Z relating to the show hpr1138 which was released on 2012-12-12 by garjola entitled Programming languages 2 - Python, from a series on Programming 101

What an awesome show. Thanks for the show notes and going in depth like that. I love it. Keep it up man.


dann says: playback on sansa clip zip +

Posted at 2012-12-11T21:30:55Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation

the ogg file worked just fine. I did not see any album art, but it did display the information and play without a hiccup.


Heisenbug says: Great show

Posted at 2012-12-11T20:01:31Z relating to the show hpr1136 which was released on 2012-12-10 by Ahuka entitled LibreOffice 01 Introduction to Office software, from a series on LibreOffice

Nice show, and your voice sounds very clear even when sped up to 1.75X (which I listen to your podcast at)


LOrd Drachenblut says: Full Disk Encryption recovery

Posted at 2012-12-10T15:16:33Z relating to the show hpr1101 which was released on 2012-10-22 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Recovery of an (en)crypted home directory in a buntu based system

on the topic of full disk recovery this has been covered on HPR before http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0447

cheers


Lola Lariscy says:

Posted at 2012-12-08T23:29:06Z relating to the show hpr1134 which was released on 2012-12-06 by Various Hosts entitled Scannerdrome Ep. 1 - Lola Lariscy, from a series on Syndicated Thursdays

Space Janitors is awesome!


Dick Thomas says: ooops

Posted at 2012-12-08T17:55:20Z relating to the show hpr1133 which was released on 2012-12-05 by Dick Thomas entitled How I got in to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

yeah, used truncate silence. tbh it was my 1st ever time installing and using audactiy so I was stumbling around lot but I will try harder next time


pokey says: Good idea

Posted at 2012-12-06T16:49:12Z relating to the show hpr1133 which was released on 2012-12-05 by Dick Thomas entitled How I got in to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I loved the tea break with the HPR promo in the middle. It was a great idea. It reminds me of one of Klaatu's coffee breaks on Gnu World Order. I'm really sorry that it didn't execute as well as it was planned.

I'm guessing that you did that in audacity, and I'd bet that either one of two things happened. Just guesses, but:

1.) you didn't unlink the tracks before pasting it in, or

2.) you used "truncate silence" before "mix and render"

The first thing would be pretty obvious, so it probably wasn't that. The second would have removed the silence somewhere off screen if you had been zoomed in enough. If it was neither of those two things, I'd be really interested to find out what you think caused it.

For anyone using audacity, one suggestion is to use the high speed playback and listen to the whole track before your final save and export. If it's a track that you edited, then listening to it at 2X is fairly easy to do, even if you aren't used to listening to audio at that speed, because you're used to listening to that track.



Somewhat Reticent says: Thanks for introducing Nightingale

Posted at 2012-12-05T02:39:53Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation

Always good to meet freed software!


Somewhat Reticent says: Test listen cut short

Posted at 2012-12-05T02:27:03Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation

Near-inaudible conversation invaded by full-volume horns results in hostile reaction. Sorry.
I mute some ads on television for the same behavior.


Klaatu says: Wish for a all-qt system

Posted at 2012-12-01T18:47:12Z relating to the show hpr1120 which was released on 2012-11-16 by Ken Fallon entitled Jerome Leclanche from the razor-qt project

deepgeek:
1) mutt in a qt-based terminal technically qualifies, right ;-)

2) arora has been forked to flam. you should check it out. I am not sure about the whitelisting stuff, but it's a good qt-based browser.


Ken Fallon says: constructive remark

Posted at 2012-11-28T22:48:45Z relating to the show hpr0671 which was released on 2011-02-28 by dodddummy entitled How I Found Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I personally found the show very interesting and would like to thank you for the comment as I got to enjoy it again.

If you would like to go into more detail as to where you think improvements could be made then feel free to submit a show yourself.


newbee says:

Posted at 2012-11-27T21:50:57Z relating to the show hpr0671 which was released on 2011-02-28 by dodddummy entitled How I Found Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

boring...


deepgeek says: Wish for a all-qt system

Posted at 2012-11-25T22:37:51Z relating to the show hpr1120 which was released on 2012-11-16 by Ken Fallon entitled Jerome Leclanche from the razor-qt project

I do like the idea of an all-qt system, but IMHO, there are two things holding it back.

1) email - no lightweight alternative to kmail. There is a heave mysql based client listed at qt-apps.org, and the one listed on the razor-qt site is an imap-only client.

2) webrowser - needs a lightweight one that can have cookie & javascript whtielisting. A choice between gecko and webkit would be nice, but not imperative.

Personally, I can't get away from having a "mixed system." Most annoying thing for me is having a different "file chooser" dialog box for everything.

---
DeepGeek


AukonDK says: Sweet!

Posted at 2012-11-23T15:22:15Z relating to the show hpr1120 which was released on 2012-11-16 by Ken Fallon entitled Jerome Leclanche from the razor-qt project

Tried out Razor-QT earlier in the year but ended up getting some more memory and running KDE. Was going to move to XFCE to make things snappier but certainly gonna check out Razor again.


klaatu says: In this episode

Posted at 2012-11-19T23:33:31Z relating to the show hpr1121 which was released on 2012-11-19 by klaatu entitled Klaatu continues his Networking Basics series with a SAMBA howto., from a series on Networking

I continue my Networking Basics series with a SAMBA howto.

Just thought you should know.


Garjola says: Great interview

Posted at 2012-11-15T19:44:24Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

Hey Pokey, that was an impressive work you did there. You were tactful, kind yet you asked very interesting questions on controversial matters.

At the end of the interview you said very important and true things that I agree completely on: he is a hero for us and we wouldn't be here if he had not initiated the Free Software movement.

Thank you, very, very much for this interview.


Broam says: It was a very happy birthday

Posted at 2012-11-14T19:51:52Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

I had to mute my mic so quickly once he started singing. I was *howling* with laughter.

Thanks for the present, pokey.


AukonDK says: Subbed!

Posted at 2012-11-13T18:31:45Z relating to the show hpr1114 which was released on 2012-11-08 by Various Creative Commons Works entitled DudmanoviPodcast Episode 7 - A geeks Journey to nature, from a series on Syndicated Thursdays

Enjoyed this a lot, great to hear the story of a fellow ex-pat living in Europe. Will have to find time to listen to the back catalog.


pokey says: OOPS!!!

Posted at 2012-11-13T13:39:26Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation

I meant "such a thing" not "suck a thing"! My dyslexia is getting bad lately. I'm really sorry I didn't catch that while proof reading.


pokey says: Subscribed

Posted at 2012-11-13T13:35:49Z relating to the show hpr1114 which was released on 2012-11-08 by Various Creative Commons Works entitled DudmanoviPodcast Episode 7 - A geeks Journey to nature, from a series on Syndicated Thursdays

I was torn up that you left it at such a cliff hangar (well done and good on ya'). Now I'll have to go subscribe to hear the end of your story. Great episode.


pokey says: Thank you

Posted at 2012-11-13T13:31:34Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

I love HPR, and I'm thrilled when you guys enjoy one of my episodes. It means a lot to me that you guys liked it.

Of course I welcome criticism as well, so if you have any I'll try to use it to make my future efforts better.


Quvmoh says: great interview

Posted at 2012-11-13T03:52:15Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

I always suffer for the interviewer when it comes to mr Stallman but you did an awesome job!


kt4kb_Jon says: hpr1116 :: Interview with Richard Stallman

Posted at 2012-11-13T02:47:24Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

That was a great interview. I have a better understanding of what Mr. Stallman stands for.... Many thanks!


Vincent says: Nice work!

Posted at 2012-11-12T20:36:38Z relating to the show hpr1116 which was released on 2012-11-12 by pokey entitled Interview with Richard Stallman, from a series on Interviews

I do enjoy RMS interviews.


Ken Fallon says: Part 2 !!!

Posted at 2012-11-10T12:05:44Z relating to the show hpr1114 which was released on 2012-11-08 by Various Creative Commons Works entitled DudmanoviPodcast Episode 7 - A geeks Journey to nature, from a series on Syndicated Thursdays

Hi dude-man

What a fantastic story. I love hearing about this type of stuff and am inclined to agree with you about the farming. Although as a child growing up on a farm, I couldn't wait to get away from it. Now my wife has convinced me that slow food is the way to go.

Please consider doing some HPR shows on this topic.

Ken.

Why hasn't the admin put a link to your website and the podcast rss feed.

@admin -at- hpr

http://dudmanovi.cz/