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guitarman says: Cool

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mike Ray says: New host name

I'm going to make a new show under a host name containing a comma :-p

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


x1101 says: Thanks!

I was actually about to build something very like this myself! Playing with it now and loving it!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Straw Man Argument

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"



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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mike Ray says: Scalability

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..." :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Scalability is not an issue.

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mike Ray says: Scalability

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Brilliant episode but I'm still not convinced

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Amazing!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Klaatu says: JFS works for me.

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mike Ray says: Hope it wasn't too long and technical

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mike Ray says: OTR

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mike Ray says: /etc blah blah

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

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dave Morriss says: Et cetera, and so forth

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

/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

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:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Beeza says: Lunchbreak Exploration

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:

Cannot register, forgot password
but it has not been sent.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Very interesting

And very tempting. Have you made any profit from this yet?

Posted at 2014-07-25T04:56:12Z relating to the show hpr1551 which was released on 2014-07-14 by Scyner entitled Bitcoin Mining. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Fun ep

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Cool topic

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

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

Thanks for sharing , that was a great episode , makes me want to go urban exploring.


Colin says: Journey comments

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

Indeed! Thanks.


Jon Kulp says: Help for Ash

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jon Kulp says: Thanks Dave!

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Georgi says:

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 :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Snap circuits

Snap Circuits (http://www.snapcircuits.net/) fit the bill these days for inspiring young kids to learn about electronics.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dave Morriss says: Wayback machine

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Good show. Thank you.

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Nice

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. ;)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I had this!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Loved it

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Awesome show

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NYbill says:

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Available at amazon

These are available in Amazon :) Ordering some this weekend.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


CPrompt^ says: Thanks!

That's awesome! Glad they still make these. Was great fun when I was young...and now :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



NYbill says: They still make them...

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Ken Fallon says: Good plan


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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



ash says: Dyslexis

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Kevin O'Brien says: Good point

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: You many not have researched this enough

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


rocket-dog says:

One question, are we there yet?

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Kevin O'Brien says: Why I said that...

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Disagree with your comments on LibReSSL

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: cron

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


APCR says:

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?

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: every number

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Trigger comment

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

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!

Posted at 2014-06-06T06:54:32Z relating to the show hpr5547 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: You too!

I thought I was the only one.

I love GPS... probably to an unhealthy degree.

Thanks for the episode.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Comment Viewer

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

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

Thanks Dave.

Boredom killer and NAS filler.


davidWHITMAN says: Great List

As an internet audio junkie this is a great list.
Thanks


FiftyOneFifty says:

It's spelled S-C-O-T-C-H

Posted at 2014-05-30T20:39:52Z relating to the show hpr1484 which was released on 2014-04-10 by Andrew Conway entitled TuxJam31. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NYbill says: Ha, sorry Pete.

I shouldn't show you my 3 multi-meters as well then... You'll want more toys. ;)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dave Morriss says: I enjoyed the history in your show

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:

In the notes, the list is most used/liked FIRST. Doh^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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: There will be more

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jim Zatorski says: Extra video downloaded

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mcnalu says: Good and different

This was good and something rather unique too. Informative, funny, quirky.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mcnalu says: Enjoyed it

Enjoyed the show, and the very next morning I installed mhWaveEdit (via slackbuilds.org) and recorded and edited my next HPR show with 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: I guess I should do more of these

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NE5C1U5 says: good

wow! this was actaully REALLY good! much better than all other stuff i heard here

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: Awesome

Best episode ever!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


My5t3r102 says: Really enjoyed this one!

Found it engaging and informative. Would very much like to hear you on other topics.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


My5t3r102 says:

Really enjoyed this one. Found it interesting and engaging. I would very much like to hear some of your other topics.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Phalax says: Interesting

This show was really interesting. Love the for dummies way you present the otherwise somewhat hard to understand topic. Great show!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Peter64 says: Thanks

Really enjoyed this, can't wait to listen to part two.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dave Morriss says: You are quite right

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!

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?

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?

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?

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...

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dave Morriss says: Next time music?

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

Now I not only want one of these but a breadboard, 555 timer & all the other cool stuff to play with, Good stuff.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Peter64 says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Bert Yerke says:

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

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


anon says:

This guy sounds like a teacher. He should produce online video courses.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


freelikegnu says: Building a PC

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.

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NYbill says: Oops, misspoke...

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


borgu says: greate interview

great interview, listened to it 3 times now. will listen again. good job guys!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Flip Marley says: background music

What is the music playing in the background? And how can I get it?

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: New Desktop Recording program

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.

Posted at 2014-04-17T03:42:02Z relating to the show hpr1484 which was released on 2014-04-10 by Andrew Conway entitled TuxJam31. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


CPrompt says: Good shows!

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

In Steam you can now choose to install the Beta-version of Sanctum 2 to try it out. Works really well!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: the mousepad

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



tonieee says: Tux Radar is now Linux Voice

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Ubuntu != the only GUI

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Hummm let me think

yes.

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 Curtian Look at OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) with Pokey and David. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Time for an update?

Damn! This ep wasn't even out a week, and they Reved the UI. Do we need to do an update show?

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 Curtian Look at OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) with Pokey and David. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Sil, I can not disagree with you more.

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pok says: No worries

I don't think any of us knew.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


DeepGeek says: Happy April

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


jezra says: what do you mean 'no one says that'?

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sigflup says: yo

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!!!!!!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jonas says: Encryping stuff

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Durandal says: Great episode from a great series

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!!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Durandal says: Valued show, please keep it!

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.

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.

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I never used an N900

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).

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


David L. Willson says: Right there with you

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." :-)

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


paradigm says: Bedrock Linux

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.

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.... Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ron says: Great info

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


deltaray says: great

Great episode and stories Sigflup.

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Steve Kemp says: Thanks for your templer coverage

It is nice to see other people seeing/using templer, and bug reports/suggestions are always welcome.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


claudiom says: Well said!

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.

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sil says: Replies

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


deepgeek says: fahrenheit

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 ...

Thanks Peter64

Posted at 2014-02-20T09:00:40Z relating to the show hpr1449 which was released on 2014-02-20 by Peter64 entitled Timelapse Video. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: linux feast

well, I can make eggs...

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Wow. Thank you.

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Because ...

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


David L. Willson says: Thanks!

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dave Morriss says: The power of modern Bash

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.

Posted at 2014-02-09T11:14:28Z relating to the show hpr9444 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Cloud says: Great podcast and brilliant idea for a series, but...

now I need to upgrade my broadband to allow for all these great videos that I wasn't getting before!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Roan says:

seq will do descending counts

seq 100 -1 1

seq FIRST INCREMENT LAST

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Michael says: c is the way

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!



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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Windigo says: This is relevant to my interests

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!

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


ToeJet says: Account Free Android Project

I must have missed the link :)

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: 5150 make a complying argument for Fahrenheit

0 Fahrenheit - Really cold outside
100 Fahrenheit - Really hot outside

0 Celsius Fairly cold outside
100 Celsius Dead

0 Kelvin Dead
100 Kelvin Dead

Posted at 2014-01-26T07:49:54Z relating to the show hpr1432 which was released on 2014-01-28 by cyan entitled Fahrenheit 212. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: 'twas I

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.

Posted at 2014-01-21T17:38:58Z relating to the show hpr5901 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Donald Desjardin says: Mildly miffed comment

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

Posted at 2014-01-18T17:56:02Z relating to the show hpr1432 which was released on 2014-01-28 by cyan entitled Fahrenheit 212. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: It's not my fault !!!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ed teach says: Great

The content was awesome.
Figure out how to have a moderator. People are
Interrupting each other . One guy was
Breaking up continually .

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Because....

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


George says: All these years....

...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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


otak says:

Thankyou so much deepgeek this was awesome and informative.

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Nido Media says: correction

"Thomas Gordon" is actually "Thomas Goorden", as in http://piratenpartij.be/user/513

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Frank S says: I remember you, Bob!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


MrX says: Reply

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 :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Actually, no

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.

Posted at 2013-12-21T01:08:02Z relating to the show hpr0008 which was released on 2008-01-10 by Mubix entitled Asus EeePC. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


redanthrax says: this is dumb

who even made this

Posted at 2013-12-20T03:27:16Z relating to the show hpr0008 which was released on 2008-01-10 by Mubix entitled Asus EeePC. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

Good show. This one is going to get a second listen. You guys have some very good ideas.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great Episode

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Good show

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:

Well, I liked it.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thank you

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: NICE!

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.

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Just wanted to say thanks for this episode , it was well produced and very informative.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Sarah Williams says: listener

I'd love to get this in sequence like an audiobook. Then get it to itunes or newfiction.com

Keep it up.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: "Charismatic Cult Leader"?

"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!)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: I'm not an admin

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Admins Against Tagging...

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. :-)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Metadata should not be included in the file

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Good summary/questions, Ace Frahm!

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.)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: "Artist" tag(s)

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ace Frahm says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


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.
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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: I realize it's a typo, but I like it...

"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?)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: great interview

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank Bell says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sigflup says: corrections

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

Posted at 2013-11-20T01:26:17Z relating to the show hpr1388 which was released on 2013-11-27 by sigflup entitled JavaScript. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Dang it, I hate when I miss comments for so long

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. :-)

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


julian loui says:

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sgtron says: awesome review

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Underruner says:

Thank you hacker public radio for the opertunity to contribute.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


jezra says: golden!

That shirt is awesome! Unfortunately, I think Dan would kill me if I wore that to work.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


theru says: a bit for the tinfoilhats

found this site on Hackernews some nice tips in there
https://we.riseup.net/riseuplabs+paow/openpgp-best-practices

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Tony Pelaez says: Re: Excellent first episode!

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".

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Windigo says: Excellent first episode!

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. :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Windigo says: Gotta love git hooks

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


gerryk says: Awesome!

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.

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


CPrompt says: Nice show!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


z says: Thanks

Thanks for sharing.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: There is another way

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>

Posted at 2013-10-25T16:40:37Z relating to the show hpr9987 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Thanks!

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.

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Bert says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


James Michael DuPont says: Thanks

Thank you for your comments,
I look forward to sharing more stories with you.
mike


klaatu says: internet is overrated

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

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Excellent show.

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.

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


etalas says: I enjoyed this one

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:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

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...

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: huge bitrate

The huge bitrate would be my poor encoding.

So I guess, it's I who owes you a marshmallow.

Ken.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Also, huge bitrate

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: What was that ?

At 1:04 in it sounded very much like relief ?

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


wrl says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Stephen says: so we are the test subjects?

Do I get two marshmallows for listening to the entire 1.3 hours of ambient sound of walking around by a highway? ;-)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Glwx says: Thanks for the feedback

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".

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.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Personal feedback

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.

Posted at 2013-10-01T16:49:35Z relating to the show hpr7582 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Fascinating!

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Steve Kimber says:

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: smart

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!

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.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: And I thought they were extinct.

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: short long long. long long long. short long long.

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Under Stated says: Soooo Good!

What a show. Now, THAT'S H.P.R. to a tee.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dangerseeker says: LaTeX and UTF8

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

This was really fun to listen to.

I especially enjoyed real-life nature of the segment on soldering.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


lobath says: Great Story

Thanks for sharing, adding your Wordpress to my reading subscriptions.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Muskrat Bill says: myoldradio.com

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


FiftyOneFifty says: Incredible ep

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?

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jamison says: This is Sweet :) Thanks Frank+

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Johninsc says:

Courageous and quite interesting. I certainly hope for the best as you deal with this in the future.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


bro says:

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Windigo says: Simpler solutions

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. :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


HPR Admins says: This show is of interest to hackers.


The HPR Community.

Posted at 2013-09-04T17:15:50Z relating to the show hpr3935 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Christopher M. Hobbs says: wow...

Amazing, amazing podcast. I absolutely loved this episode!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sigflup says:

Hmmm... These shows are delayed some and i honestly don't remember. I think it's from a YouTube mix video

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quoud says: Live (or not) broadcasting to remote musical instruments

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


whtspc says:

sigflup, what tunes are playing in this cast? Thanks.

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



NYbill says: corrections

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

This gets my nomination for the most beautiful episode of HPR ever.

Thank you.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dangerseeker says: Sadly, You are totally wrong ;-)

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


gerryk says:

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).

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NYbill says:

Hey, cool to put a voice to a nick. And welcome to the club!


meager says: sync apps

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

Posted at 2013-08-18T00:23:45Z relating to the show hpr=131 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jason says: Thanks for the overview

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Randy Noseworthy says: Thanks

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?

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thanks for some more insight

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thanks

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Josef Donnington - Record this as a show

Hi Josef,

You should record this as a show.

Ken.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Excellent Episode

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 !

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Josef Donnington says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


deepgeek says: Criticism Well Taken

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

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jon Kulp says: Nice show

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Christopher M. Hobbs says: Email Update

Note that I can now be reached at hobbsc@ma.sdf.org. My ACM address is going to be closed soon.


pokey says: Thanks

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jamison says: Student

(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^?) :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Epicanis says: Nifty topic!

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...

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Epicanis says: I really like the updates!

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?

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

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Excellent

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Joey says:

Just wanted to say what an exellent episode this was. Very well written and presented.

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.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Jon Kulp says: yup

so glad you enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun for me to do as well.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Fixed

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


replaceits says:

Just wanted to point out that it should be "cat" not "cut"!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Yes

The answer is '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.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


doubi says:

@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?

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Tony Bemus from SMLR says: Thank you Jon

I loved listening to this Episode. To range from History to current computing was great! 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Thanks!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Navigium says: Scratch 2

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.

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


kdmurray says: Scratch - Great Resource

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!

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Damnit, Ken!

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

Vmstat baby!

Posted at 2013-06-02T09:06:01Z relating to the show hpr1253 which was released on 2013-05-22 by Dann entitled Linux in the Shell Ep 30 - vmstat, from a series on Linux in the Shell. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


davidWHITMAN says: Scratch

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.

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 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Klaatu says: Building is the way to go

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Brad says: Printer Sounds

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Sorry for the droll read.

I was very tired, not feeling very well, and had been fighting with hardware for three days.


pokey says: BRILLIANT!!!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


ClaudioM says: On "music..."

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... ;-)

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?. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: eee17

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


timttmy says: mplayer

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

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 scipts and cron jobs. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mvario says: Thanks

Nice, thank you. I look forward to part 2.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Yes, please review my PHP code!

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

Hi Sigflup!

nice project! 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ralph says: How to make the garmin usable first

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Nifty project!

A lot of useful information in this episode for me, since I just got a RaspberryPi to play with myself.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Thanks, lobath!

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?

Posted at 2013-05-07T03:50:56Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: I agree, dodddummy

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".

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?. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Helvetin says: Oh no

I didn't want to encroach anyone's style :-) thanks for the nice comments


dodddummy says: Doing is an essential part of the definition

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.

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?. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Slightly disappointed this show didn't go longer

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


lobath says: Great Episode

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.

Posted at 2013-05-01T19:49:46Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Thanks, Pokey!

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!

Posted at 2013-04-30T00:59:35Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: thttpd

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)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


gws says: I thought it was pronounced "thttpd"

Like Bill The Cat said it, instead of spelling it out.

Long live 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great episode!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Very helpful.

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great ep

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: good review

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.

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". Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: NICE!!!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Nice one

Thanks for keeping the network alive, 5150, and for doing it with style. :)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Interesting

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great LITS

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I loved it!

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.

Posted at 2013-04-25T12:20:30Z relating to the show hpr1233 which was released on 2013-04-24 by Epicanis entitled Playing Ingress. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



jezra says: Thank you very much!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


goibhniu says: Great show, thanks!

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


FiftyOneFifty says:

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.

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". Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Thanks!

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

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Neat topic

After listening I cranked up apt-get and installed units.

It's come in handy a couple of times since then.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


John says: Episode 2- An Argument For Emulators

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Arold says: Nice subject

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Wow, good timing.

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


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 Digtal Data Transfer, from a series on Networking. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Brodus8899 says: Working

Thanks bro it really helped me. Now I can record Youtube videos in peace. Subscribe and/or like to Brodus8899. ;)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


CPrompt^ says:

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!

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Urugami says: Great Episode

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Bradley says: ssh_config

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NYbill says:

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.

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). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


kt4kb_Jon says: The Witch Hunter Chronicles

The Witch Hunter Chronicles: Great!!!!!


Klaatu says: Checkmate

I told you all that Chess would be back. NOW do you believe me??

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says: Thank you

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Welcome Welcome

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: cool stuff

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jonathan Inge says:

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jon Kulp says: 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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Two emacs shows in a row

Two emacs shows in a row. Somebody up there must like Emacs.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Garjola says: Emacs daemon, yes but ...

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Emacs as a daemon whut!?

Oh my gosh, that is brilliant. I am going to start doing that right now! Thank you so much for the tip!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


William says: Hmm

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.




pokey says: Great episode

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jonathan Nadeau says: update with the campaign

We are now down to needing 592 more pledges to meet the 1000 pledges at $5!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jonathan Nadeau says: update

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are down to only needing 851 more pledges!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jonathan Nadeau says: Thank you

Hey Guys thanks for the kind right up. Thanks to all that have pledged and made this possible so far. HPR ROCKS!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Heisenbug says:

Good show.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Bart says: Worked

Worked great here on Ubuntu 12.10! I walked myself accidentally in a deep hole a bit too much.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Derp says: Captain crunch ass

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Peter64 says: Good stuff

Thanks Lord D, been wanting to know something like this for ages

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Greg Hauenstein says: Airtime is great

I'm a huge fan and can't wait to use it in a future project.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Timely

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!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Another one for the history books!

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!!!!

Posted at 2013-01-20T16:59:15Z relating to the show hpr1164 which was released on 2013-01-17 by johanv entitled About git. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Google Service

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.

Posted at 2013-01-20T16:07:46Z relating to the show hpr1161 which was released on 2013-01-13 by Beto entitled PAM Two Factor Auth SSH. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Great show and Great Shownotes

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.

Posted at 2013-01-20T16:03:10Z relating to the show hpr1164 which was released on 2013-01-17 by johanv entitled About git. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dude-man says: Some more links, find more yourself, don't be lazy if your open minded

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.

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 - Nutrially Densce food. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dude-man says: Is this the scientific method ?

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 ?

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 - Nutrially Densce food. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dude-man says: Really ?

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.

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 - Nutrially Densce food. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: RE: Confused

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.

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 - Nutrially Densce food. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dude-man says: Confused

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.

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Ken Fallon says: RE: Sorry but you've not studied much yet ?

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.

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 - Nutrially Densce food. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dude-man says: reply to #6 - Jacob Dalton

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.

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Dude-man says: Sorry but you've not studied much yet ?

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

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Ken Fallon says: RE: Great examples of the past are historical re-enactments by book experts.

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.

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Jacob Dalton says: Hacking and Permaculture

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/

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Dude-man says: Great examples of the past are historical re-enactments by book experts.

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.

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 - Nutrially Densce food. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


cobra2 says: GIT!!!

NOM NOM NOM NEED MORE GIT! Kudos bud.

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Dude-man says: Re:Tales from the green valley

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 ?

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pokey says: This one was awesome!

This is what Hacker Public Radio is all about. Well done, Beto, and thank you.

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pokey says:

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:

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?

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Dustin Reeves says: Fascinating!

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

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Ken Fallon says: Tales from the green valley

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.

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Dude-man says: Something else, more hard facts a video

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

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Dude-man says: More information for the interested

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

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

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Stacy says: Newtotheshow

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

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

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?

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chalkahlom says:

enjoyed the cast.
but no mention of librivox.org hmm!

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calum says: loved the show

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

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Epicanis says: Misplaced comments/Thanks Dann!

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).

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pokey says:

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.

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pokey says: Great stuff

I'm looking forward to this series. I took a MS Word class back in college... Oh, how wrong it all was!

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pokey says:

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.

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pokey says: Nice!!!

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.

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cobra2 says: DUDE!

What an awesome show. Thanks for the show notes and going in depth like that. I love it. Keep it up man.

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dann says: playback on sansa clip zip +

the ogg file worked just fine. I did not see any album art, but it did display the information and play without a hiccup.

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Heisenbug says: Great show

Nice show, and your voice sounds very clear even when sped up to 1.75X (which I listen to your podcast at)

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


LOrd Drachenblut says: Full Disk Encryption recovery

on the topic of full disk recovery this has been covered on HPR before http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0447

cheers

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Lola Lariscy says:

Space Janitors is awesome!


Dick Thomas says: ooops

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Good idea

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Somewhat Reticent says: Thanks for introducing Nightingale

Always good to meet freed software!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Somewhat Reticent says: Test listen cut short

Near-inaudible conversation invaded by full-volume horns results in hostile reaction. Sorry.
I mute some ads on television for the same behavior.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Klaatu says: Wish for a all-qt system

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: constructive remark

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


newbee says:

boring...

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


deepgeek says: Wish for a all-qt system

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

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Sweet!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: In this episode

I continue my Networking Basics series with a SAMBA howto.

Just thought you should know.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Garjola says: Great interview

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Broam says: It was a very happy birthday

I had to mute my mic so quickly once he started singing. I was *howling* with laughter.

Thanks for the present, pokey.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Subbed!

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!!!

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Subscribed

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

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.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: great interview

I always suffer for the interviewer when it comes to mr Stallman but you did an awesome job!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


kt4kb_Jon says: hpr1116 :: Interview with Richard Stallman

That was a great interview. I have a better understanding of what Mr. Stallman stands for.... Many thanks!

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Vincent says: Nice work!

I do enjoy RMS interviews.

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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Part 2 !!!

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/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/DudmanoviBlogAboutEverything
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DudmanoviBlogAboutEverything/~5/RaYoYa6UWx8/Dudmanovi.cz-007-20121007.mp3


pokey says: TermDuckEn

A terminal within a terminal within a terminal... now I get it. Nice one.

For all of our sane listeners, I'll try to explain it. A TurDuckEn is a revolting exercise in excess where a small hen is stuffed into a duck, and that is stuffed into a turkey for roasting.

Posted at 2012-11-09T13:42:21Z relating to the show hpr1113 which was released on 2012-11-07 by FiftyOneFifty entitled TermDuckEn aptsh - screen - guake. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: More metadata testing

I'm seriously annoyed to find so few players actually bother to decode album art in Ogg Vorbis files, but I finally DID find one...

Nightingale (fork from "Songbird" which dropped Linux) actually decodes and displays album art from hpr1103 corrrectly. Hooray!

ZVUE 250 (hardware mp3/ogg/"divx" player from 2006) - plays hpr1103 fine but shows no metadata.

pokey: I'm not sure if the exchange would be all that interesting to listen to - right now we have several hours to a day or more to consider between replies! I should, however, be including some background on metadata in general in the next episode I do (which should be about geotagging) and in audio files specifically when I get around to doing the followup episode to HPR1103 (probably shortly after the geotagging episode and a shorter/low-priority btrfs one).

(Also even more about metadata, probably, if I ever get around to doing the topic I'm currently thinking about after those...)

Posted at 2012-11-08T01:53:56Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

FiftyOneFifty, It was a good episode regardless. I didn't mean to imply that it made the episode hard to listen to, or hard to understand, just unnatural. The content was very good.

Posted at 2012-11-07T17:16:56Z 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

"You have all left such nice comments that I may be tempted to record another podcast for your listening pleasure."

That's what we're hoping.

Posted at 2012-11-07T17:13:23Z relating to the show hpr1098 which was released on 2012-10-17 by bobobex entitled My Journey to Geekdom. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I'd love to be a fly on the wall...

Epicanis, and John The Nice Guy: I think listening to the two of you bounce ideas back and forth would make for some great listening! Now, if only there were a place on the internet that the two of you could submit a recording of suck a thing...

Posted at 2012-11-07T17:07:07Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Another great monthly roundup show.

I enjoy these so much, wehether I'm on them or not. I did really want to be on this one, but a flu kept me in bed all that day. I'm really missing being on these.

Fiftyonefifty kicked himself a whole bunch, and I don't think he deserved most of his self inflicted punishment. However I owe him one kick: He incorrectly attributed the me with the idea for the New Year's Show. It was in fact Ken Fallon's idea (and it was a great idea), and it was the HPR community, all together, that pulled it off. From setting up the servers, to providing the audio content, the HPR community did it all. We pulled together and produced an event so good that I don't even have enough words to describe what happened here. All I did was volunteer to record it. I would be a fraud if I took any more credit for it than that.

I am forever thankful to the people of this community for letting me be a part of it.


Epicanis says: Metadata in the media files

Regarding checking to see if the files play okay with the metadata I put in them, and how much of the metadata displays in the player that is used, here are my own results so far:

VLC 2.0.4 (Linux, x86_64), Ogg: Plays fine, shows Artist, Title (no album art)
VLC 2.0.4, mp3: Shows Artist, Title, Album Art

Firefox 16 (Linux, x86_64) Ogg: Plays fine. No metadata. (No album art)

JuK, Ogg: plays fine, shows Artist, Title, Album (no Album art)

Amarok, Ogg: plays fine, shows Artist, Title, Album (no album art)

Dragon Player, Ogg: plays fine, shows Artist, Title, Album (no album art).

(kid3 shows the album art, so it's in there...)

Will be testing more and reporting later. Thanks!

Posted at 2012-11-06T20:38:16Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Brilliant episode, thanks

Wow this was so informative, so cool, and to top it off had music created with Zynaddsubfx. Where did this episode come from? what did we do to deserve such greatness? Thank you!

Posted at 2012-11-05T13:59:30Z relating to the show hpr1110 which was released on 2012-11-02 by AukonDK entitled The Doctor Who Restoration Team. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Cool episode

This was really neat. I'm not a Dr. Who fan (in fact the theramin show opening music form the '80s used to scare the hell out of me), but when I hear stuff like this, how cool the fans are, I sort of want to be.

Posted at 2012-11-05T13:35:09Z relating to the show hpr1110 which was released on 2012-11-02 by AukonDK entitled The Doctor Who Restoration Team. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Nice

Nice little ep. I'm a Rockbox fan myself and it served me well before I got an android phone.


Epicanis says: Guess I'd better get to work!...

Quvmoh: Thanks for the encouragement!

AukonDK: Bear in mind that it took me over a year of labor to make it seem "effortless", and in that time you put out *three* episodes, so I don't think you're doing too bad at all!

JonTheNiceGuy: Thanks, I'll shoot you and email. I've slowed down a bit on the project just because I got it to the "barely minimally functional" stage (I can now upload a .wav file, fill in the metadata, and have it fire off the process to successfully generate a .opus file from it, including [I think] "album art"). Still a lot to tackle, though.

I'm also working on a proposed upload form for HPR submissions that I need to get done, but I'll probably post the three topic ideas I have going for my next HPR submissions over at http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net for discussion soon. (I wasn't kidding about inviting people to pester me so I don't slack off...)

Thanks, all!

Posted at 2012-10-31T21:56:46Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



JonTheNiceGuy (jon@sprig.gs | show@cchits.net) says: A great episode & Media Conversion

Hi Epicanis,

Just wanted to thank you for producing such an excellent show, which explains this subject so very well.

I'd love to discuss this subject with you (and, well, frankly anyone - email addresses are above), but in particular, the media converter project you mention.

I already have a large chunk of this in my CCHits.net show generator code: http://gitorious.org/cchits-net/website-rewrite/blobs/master/CLI/library.php

I'd love to help out, or at the very least, talk about it further!

All the best,

Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs

Posted at 2012-10-31T11:25:05Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Inspirational.

Thank you for sharing this with the world Door. Hearing your story only makes me appreciate your work more.

Posted at 2012-10-30T16:22:22Z relating to the show hpr1102 which was released on 2012-10-23 by DoorToDoorGeek entitled Speech Impediments. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Fabulous!

Great episode! Feeling pretty inadequate comparing my own efforts to this wonderfully and effortlessly funny performance. However, the message behind it is very encouraging and inspires me to step up my game.

Posted at 2012-10-30T16:17:47Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: have to comment on two in one week

entertaining and informative, thank you!

Posted at 2012-10-27T13:58:48Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Et tu, DeepGeek?

"Hi, Epicanus"

Dagnabbit - I've had this pseudonym for about two DECADES now, and suddenly in the last year this starts happening.

I want to once again assure everyone that the exit of my digestive system is entirely unremarkable. There is nothing "epic" about it at all!

Thanks for the encouragement - I'll put together something on my btrfs experiment and a couple of other topics on my list!

Posted at 2012-10-26T18:25:20Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Becky Newborough says: Thanks everyone

You have all left such nice comments that I may be tempted to record another podcast for your listening pleasure.

Posted at 2012-10-26T09:37:30Z relating to the show hpr1098 which was released on 2012-10-17 by bobobex entitled My Journey to Geekdom. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


FiftyOneFifty says:

BTW, this one and I believe TermDucken sound odd be cause on my Um hunt and silence removal, I was was too aggressive removing the spaces between words. I didn't hear it playing clips back in Audacity, but it was pronounced when I listened to the whole ep on a mobile player before uploading it. Unfortunately, by that time, I needed to focus on other tasks and let the editing I'd already done stand.

Posted at 2012-10-25T17:38:15Z 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I love soldering - when I do it right

I was about to shout "DON'T FORGET YOUR SHRINK TUBING!" when you remembered your shrink tubing. Well done.

Posted at 2012-10-25T13:47:20Z relating to the show hpr1047 which was released on 2012-08-07 by MrX entitled Soldering Part 2: An audio demonstration of soldering. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

The music is loud enough to be distracting, but not completely so. It's a good episode. I'm not a programmer, so I had to listen twice to follow along. Thanks for a good episode on an interesting topic, sigflup.

Posted at 2012-10-25T13:44:12Z relating to the show hpr1083 which was released on 2012-09-26 by sigflup entitled compilers part1. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: This sounds great

Good job on the show, and good job describing this software. I really should give this one a try. Thank you, Frank.

Posted at 2012-10-25T13:37:00Z relating to the show hpr1096 which was released on 2012-10-15 by Frank Bell entitled KeepassX. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Yaaaaaaay, Becky!

We've been waiting on pins and needles for your first show. We all knew you could do it. I'm thrilled that you know it now too. It was a very good show too - really a lot of fun to listen to. It was one of those shows that had people giving me funny looks, because I was listening to it (and smiling and laughing about it) out in a semi-public place while I worked. Keep 'em coming!

Posted at 2012-10-25T13:34:44Z relating to the show hpr1098 which was released on 2012-10-17 by bobobex entitled My Journey to Geekdom. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Fantastic!!!

Wow, what a good job! Without any exaggeration whatsoever, I can say that this episode is well thought out, well executed, thorough, serious, important, technical, political and funny all at the same time. Of our 1103 episodes so far, this one is solidly in the top 20 (perhaps top 10) imo. I wish I could put out an episode this good. Bravo.

Posted at 2012-10-25T13:24:45Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: This was a great episode.

I don't think I could call this a "fun" episode, but it was certainly an important one. You did a good job of covering a difficult and personal topic, and you expressed some ideas in a way that I can only describe as "beautiful." Well done, Door.

Posted at 2012-10-25T13:13:56Z relating to the show hpr1102 which was released on 2012-10-23 by DoorToDoorGeek entitled Speech Impediments. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: great info

Hey, thank you so much for this episode. I have long wanted to beef up my vim installs. It seems, somehow, that emacs so famously does that, and yet no one in the vim world seems to talk about it all that much, so i was really struggling to find the good plugins for vim.

This episode was exactly what i needed! thanks!

Posted at 2012-10-25T11:53:45Z relating to the show hpr1091 which was released on 2012-10-07 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Vim Plugins. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


deepgeek says: More, Please

Hi, Epicanus,
I, for one, want to hear about your RAID/btrfs experiments!

Posted at 2012-10-25T11:52:24Z relating to the show hpr1103 which was released on 2012-10-24 by Epicanis entitled Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


stutterrockstar says:

Love your honesty. It's hard dealing with people who don't understand stuttering.

Posted at 2012-10-25T00:42:50Z relating to the show hpr1102 which was released on 2012-10-23 by DoorToDoorGeek entitled Speech Impediments. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

Thank you.

I think your telling this story will undoubtedly encourage others to try to come out of the withdrawal that perceived inadequacies can impose.

I knew a guy who could barely read and write, through no fault of his own; I know the energy and effort it took for him to admit it, then to do something about it.

Any testimony that such can be confronted is valuable.

You did good.

Posted at 2012-10-25T00:05:35Z relating to the show hpr1102 which was released on 2012-10-23 by DoorToDoorGeek entitled Speech Impediments. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Daniele Rossi says: Amen brother!

My friend is an avid listener to your podcast told me about this episode. I stutter, too. In fact, I produce a podcast called Stuttering is Cool over at stutteringiscool.com and co-founded Stutter Social using G+ hangouts.

Would love to have you come on my show some time.

Another thing I hate about the misconceptions about stuttering is people who are compelled to finish my sentences. But nothing beats "Did you forget your name?"

Posted at 2012-10-24T23:50:10Z relating to the show hpr1102 which was released on 2012-10-23 by DoorToDoorGeek entitled Speech Impediments. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: great show!

thank you!

Posted at 2012-10-24T13:24:29Z relating to the show hpr1102 which was released on 2012-10-23 by DoorToDoorGeek entitled Speech Impediments. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Good stuff

Nice little episode 5150. I always avoided the encrypted home option for fear of exactly something like this happen. Good to know it is fixable.

Posted at 2012-10-23T18:44:27Z 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


FiftyOneFifty says:

aparanoidshell tells me I likely could have avoided the necessity of taking ownership of volumes by using rsync rather than cp. Good tip.

Posted at 2012-10-23T16:14:15Z 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. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Les "Chief" Pounder says: Great show

Well done Becky, this was a very entertaining show. It's nice to hear a little back story about people in the Linux community.

Congratulations on your first solo podcast.

Posted at 2012-10-19T09:07:11Z relating to the show hpr1098 which was released on 2012-10-17 by bobobex entitled My Journey to Geekdom. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jonathan Kulp says: don't forget autocomplete

Hi Frank, very nice episode about keepassX. I just started using this about 3 months ago as well. One killer feature you didn't mention is autocompletion, doing Ctrl+Shift+N from inside a login field (or Ctrl+V from inside KeepassX) & having keepassx fill in both fields for you & press enter. It's awesome. :)

Posted at 2012-10-18T23:56:23Z relating to the show hpr1096 which was released on 2012-10-15 by Frank Bell entitled KeepassX. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Top of the Pops

I did just that. Do that now and it's copyright infringement.

Posted at 2012-10-18T16:33:41Z relating to the show hpr1098 which was released on 2012-10-17 by bobobex entitled My Journey to Geekdom. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

This started my day with a smile.

Posted at 2012-10-18T14:20:34Z relating to the show hpr1098 which was released on 2012-10-17 by bobobex entitled My Journey to Geekdom. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AukonDK says: Great first episode!

Very Entertaining.
I had a Spectrum 48k as a child and remember playing Jet Set Willy. My parents tell me a story of how they found me as a toddler, eating cheese from the fridge because they had been too distracted by JSW to feed me.

Posted at 2012-10-17T19:51:53Z relating to the show hpr1098 which was released on 2012-10-17 by bobobex entitled My Journey to Geekdom. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Kevin O'Brien says: Another Keepass plus

Keepass is also available as a Portable App at portableapps.com. Just put it in a thumb drive and you can have your passwords with you at all times.

Posted at 2012-10-17T01:21:18Z relating to the show hpr1096 which was released on 2012-10-15 by Frank Bell entitled KeepassX. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Syndicated Thursday Tuesday

It's a unique idea, but I like that we're trying it. It shows that we aren't afraid to take chances.


terwarf says: Thanks a lot

You saved (at least for me) a lot of (virtual) lifes! Working like a charm for hours now...

Thank you

Posted at 2012-10-16T19:33:38Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér says: Linux in the Ham Shack

May be worth also linking Linux in the Ham Shack podcast:
http://lhspodcast.info/

Posted at 2012-10-09T14:02:59Z relating to the show hpr1092 which was released on 2012-10-08 by MrGadgets entitled Ham Radio: The Original Tech Geek Passion. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Marc says: Fixed!

Fixed on ubuntu 12.04

I love you.

Posted at 2012-10-03T21:02:19Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Daniel Beecham says: Oh the music.

The music is too loud, it's in the way. It should probably just go away completely.

Posted at 2012-10-02T10:50:20Z relating to the show hpr1083 which was released on 2012-09-26 by sigflup entitled compilers part1. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great show!

That was so much fun to listen to. I wish I could have been there. Klaatu is one of my favorite people on Earth, and it was the highlight of my day to hear him get smacked down about the hover fly. :p Bravo!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Frank

Interesting episode which will make me learn to use the GIMP properly.

By the way, I think the insect in your picture is a Hoverfly, not a wasp. These guys are wasp/bee mimics. See http://beespotter.mste.illinois.edu/topics/mimics/

Posted at 2012-09-29T11:28:38Z relating to the show hpr1081 which was released on 2012-09-24 by Frank Bell entitled Preparing Pictures for Posting with the GIMP. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Scott_babu says:

Thank you.

Posted at 2012-09-13T21:00:50Z relating to the show hpr1063 which was released on 2012-08-29 by Ahuka entitled Freedom and Licensing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Crap, sorry I missed your question a year ago...

Sorry, Jared - I'll actually address your question in the over-a-year-overdue Episode 01, which I HOPE will actually finally get recorded and out very soon now.

Posted at 2012-09-12T23:01:17Z relating to the show hpr0757 which was released on 2011-06-28 by Epicanis entitled Episode 0: . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Ken Fallon says: Agreed

We brought two WireLess Less laptops on line at OggCamp using this trick.

Posted at 2012-09-11T16:27:53Z relating to the show hpr1065 which was released on 2012-08-30 by cleavey entitled Wireless tip. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


SabreWolfy says: Awesome

Awesome tip! :) I knew about using an Android phone as a wireless hotspot (which requires 3G as the uplink), but using USB tethering means the wireless can be used to connect to a wireless hotspot. Posting this while connected via USB tethering, after my attempts to fix my wireless didn't work and I lost wireless completely.

Posted at 2012-09-11T09:26:29Z relating to the show hpr1065 which was released on 2012-08-30 by cleavey entitled Wireless tip. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Peter64 says: Good Stuff

Can't believe how informative I found this one, Great stuff

Posted at 2012-09-09T04:37:18Z relating to the show hpr1047 which was released on 2012-08-07 by MrX entitled Soldering Part 2: An audio demonstration of soldering. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Antian says: Other possible issue?

I've also heard it's a keylogger or keystroke recorder that's been doing it, although I haven't tried it.

Posted at 2012-09-01T22:04:03Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Nerb says:

The one really interesting thing in my mind as to rms view of things is that proprietary software should not exist even if it supports free software.

Hence Android, Red Hat Enterprise etc should not be allowed to exist since they mix proprietary software and money made from that with free software.

Hence, if you use a Google licensed Android device or a Linux distro such as for example Ubuntu or Fedora that is partially funded by proprietary software sales you are "worse than a sucker" and that is against the views of rms.

It also seems like you don't really know much BSD-licensed projects that are being used by various companies (even including big scary Apple) actually see contribitions back from those companies as it is still better for them if the community can also work on the features they added.

The problem for companies is generally not contributing back, the problem is usually having to open up linked products completely. This is why LGPL seems to be gaining popularity.

I do think more software should be open, but I don't think it's likely to happen anytime soon as very few people are willing to pay money to support software that is free as in freedom since they can just get it also free as in beer. As long as proprietary software pays far better per hour for the developers it will still be there, and as long as it is the case I can't really blame developers.

So donate as much as you can to your favourite projects. If you can get people to donate $20 per hour total to these people it actually means they may be able to live on it.

Posted at 2012-09-01T12:21:47Z relating to the show hpr1063 which was released on 2012-08-29 by Ahuka entitled Freedom and Licensing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


devspmml says: hackspace

the best show sofar from oggcamp.

Posted at 2012-08-25T08:16:17Z relating to the show hpr1058 which was released on 2012-08-22 by Ken Fallon entitled OggCamp12 Hardware Hackers, from a series on OggCamp. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


davidWHITMAN says: HPR Booth at Oggcamp 2012

Ken,

The Oggcamp HPR booth looked great! Thanks for the effort and the pictures.

dw

Posted at 2012-08-23T05:21:24Z relating to the show hpr1058 which was released on 2012-08-22 by Ken Fallon entitled OggCamp12 Hardware Hackers, from a series on OggCamp. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mike Hingley says: I thought it already existed

Hi Zoke -

I thought there was already a 'charity' as such which existed to collect funds for open source and community projects : LinuxFund.org

I don't know how / if we* would be able to use such an organisation, rather than reinventing the wheel (so to say), but even if we can't there is at least a template under which it could be established

*by we I don't just mean HPR but all of the podcasts out there...

Posted at 2012-08-21T19:54:43Z relating to the show hpr1053 which was released on 2012-08-15 by Xoke entitled Zoke with a question. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Tris Linnell says: Thanks!

Hi Ken,
Thanks for getting the interview up,
Glad the SD card survived this time :)
Tris

Posted at 2012-08-20T19:49:43Z relating to the show hpr1056 which was released on 2012-08-20 by Ken Fallon entitled OggCamp 12 Day 1 Part 1, from a series on OggCamp. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Urugami says: Where does it come from?

Listening now, and NYBill is asking "Who's dropping this tech stuff off?"
Well, when I was clearing out stuff after marriage/moving, I gave a LOT of tech stuff to Goodwill. Computers, cards, and even a full installation kit for SCO Unix, floppies, manuals, everything.
I wish I could find out just who ended up with some of that stuff.
I think I know who the waterbed went to; the employees were eying that up hard. :)

Posted at 2012-08-15T20:58:49Z relating to the show hpr1028 which was released on 2012-07-11 by Various Hosts entitled Jonathan Kulp and NYbill: Goodwill Hunting . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Good show

Good show. I liked it. I'd like to offer up a couple of suggestions, if I may.

First is that your mic is good enough that you need a pop filter. When you say words that cause air to puff out of you, that air hits the mic element harder than the rest of your speech, and you get a "pop" sound. Do a search for "DIY pop filter" or "how to pop filter" and you'll find cheap or free solutions that work well.

Second is that the name Sean is pronounced like Shawn. It's just an alternate spelling. I'm a Sean Fournier fan too, so I knew who you were talking about.

I think you did a good job of leveling the audio between the talking parts and the music parts. That's hard to do properly, so well done... or "Good on ya'!" as Peter64 might say.

Posted at 2012-08-15T18:59:18Z relating to the show hpr1051 which was released on 2012-08-13 by ccmusique entitled Intro to the music. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


iron_houzi says: Thank you!

Great fix. Just started playing and have ~12 friends and friends of friends playing on my server. Looking forward to your next Minecraft episode.

Posted at 2012-08-04T06:10:30Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Mike Hingley says: Alternate viewpoinr

My counter argument to the central point made by your podcast is this :

I feel almost intrisictly opposed to the stock RTFM answer - here are my reasons why :

1. Elitism
This may not be intentional - but when someone says "RTFM" the subtle message it puts out is "I know the answer, but I'm not going to tell you because I do not believe you are worthy of my time and energy because you have not displayed sufficient schooling in this area". To me - this represents a knowledge elite, where those that can and do,laugh down their noses at those that can't. One thing I can't stand is elitism especially in the open source community, where access to information and resources is the ultimate leveller.

2. Puts people off
It may be that the user asking that question has no background in the computer science aspects of computing, but approaches the use of computers like any other consumer device. For example : I recently fitted some smoke alarms into my house. the manual said that the light should flash every 45 seconds - but in reality it flashed every 10 seconds. I phoned the help line and spoke to a technician who answered the question. His response was much more useful to me as it answered my question directly. I now feel much more confident in my ability to work with electronics not only from this company, but from others, as I know there is an element of support.

3. Adds nothing
In reality all information relating to Linux is either gathered by reading the manual or source, or through experience with the product. Therefore the stock answer to any query from anybody could be RTFM, and the chances are that there is a manual page or documentation out there that covers that subject.

4. Makes assumptions about the users
RTFM assumes that the user that has made contact is indeed able to read a manual. To make such an assumption based on no information does us a disservice

5. In some instances - inappropriate for the communication paradigm
If I contact a IRC help chat channel and all I am told is RTFM, then the channel could be hosted by bots which just respond RTFM. If the help chat channel offers no help, then it ceases to be a useful tool.

6. Aggressive
The use of offensive language in this term makes it inappropriate for use. I always pride myself that the communications I have made within the open Source community are free from swears - I would have no problem with my parents, or grand parents, or little nieces and nephews reading what I have written.

7. Competition
The point is that Microsoft, Oracle etc already have this type of facility - where questions can be asked and answered. We're competing with these companies, and therefore we need to raise the bar. Making someone slog through a reference book to find out why their network isn't working isn't competing so well.

8. Obtuse
Responding to a technical query from a user with a technical acronym only compounds the issue.


I want to table something : I'd like to suggest that we censor ourselves from responding with RTFM - I'd like to ban the term, and instead suggest that we start to write things in plain english.

For example :

Oh - I'm sorry you've experienced an issue with the FOO widget under Distrix. Let's see if we can't offer some advice. It looks like the issue is , which means

There are a number of things we can try :

1. instruction 1
2. instruction 2
3. instruction 3
4. instruction 4

If you want to learn more about FOO widget, then you can find the man page by going to terminal and typing man FOO.

---

Once we have done this a few times we can start to formulate strategies to solving the issue, which we can document.

The important things I wanted to raise with my suggestion are :

1. Empathy - we are empathising with the user. This helps to establish a bond, and the user may feel happier that at least someone understood the issue.

2. Information - we are presenting the user with some basic information about the issue they are having.

3. Tasks - we are presenting some ideas that the user can try

4. Further information - we are instructing the user how to get more information about the issue.

Posted at 2012-07-27T12:16:36Z relating to the show hpr1033 which was released on 2012-07-18 by aparanoidshell entitled Go RTFM. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


claudiom says: Nice!

Great stuff, Joel! Really enjoyed this episode. Can't wait to hear more.

Posted at 2012-07-26T13:23:50Z relating to the show hpr1036 which was released on 2012-07-23 by Joel entitled Setting up Your First Ham Radio Station. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


claudiom says: Great Information.

This was definitely a very informative episode and looks to be a very informative series. I used to solder a bit when I needed to repair some gadgets (Apple Airport Basestation is one example), but haven't done it in a very long time. Great amount of information on soldering irons and what to look for. Can't wait to hear more. :-)

Posted at 2012-07-26T13:23:01Z relating to the show hpr1037 which was released on 2012-07-24 by MrX entitled Soldering Part 1. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


claudiom says: Great interview.

Thoroughly enjoyed this interview. Kudos to pokey for this one. Seems like there should be more of these, maybe to provide something similar to what a particularly well-known FLOSS podcast on a particularly well-known "netcast" network does while actually providing it on FLOSS formats. ;-)

Posted at 2012-07-26T13:20:47Z relating to the show hpr1038 which was released on 2012-07-25 by pokey entitled Interview with George Vlahavas and Andreas born of the SalixOS project. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


goibhniu says: Wrong Eelco!

Woops ... Eelco Visser != Eelco Dolstra

See here for some more papers and videos:
http://nixos.org/~eelco/talks/index.html

Posted at 2012-07-24T21:07:10Z relating to the show hpr1016 which was released on 2012-06-24 by goibhniu entitled Nix: The Functional Package Manager. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


C-Keen says: Thank you!

I am looking forward to part 2, this must be one of the best episodes on HPR I have heard lately!

Nicely done!

Posted at 2012-07-24T08:46:44Z relating to the show hpr1037 which was released on 2012-07-24 by MrX entitled Soldering Part 1. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: mousetrap

Good timing; my first Kenwood rig (2m) arrives tomorrow on the Brown Truck of Joy.

Currently have a Baofeng UV-5R which is an incredible value for the money. Really like it.

Posted at 2012-07-24T05:25:52Z relating to the show hpr1036 which was released on 2012-07-23 by Joel entitled Setting up Your First Ham Radio Station. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dave says:


Great info BrocktonBob

Another thing that may need to be changed is the -vf crop=640:480:0:0,scale=640:405 option

Some movies will have different crop boundaries. I use mplayer dvd//:1 -vf cropdetect to to get this info before ripping.

Another tip is for the scale option. Here is your original code -vf crop=640:480:0:0,scale=640:405

Here mencoder can preserve the aspect ratio whether the movie is full screen or wide screen by using a -2 like so

crop=640:480:0:0,scale=640:-2

Hop these tips help



Posted at 2012-07-19T13:02:21Z relating to the show hpr1031 which was released on 2012-07-16 by BrocktonBob entitled Backing up your dvd collection using mencoder. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


the_remora says: Goodwill Computer Works

Just finished listening to this episode and I have to say that I am jealous. We have what Goodwill calls a "Computer Works" here in Charlotte NC and they are not as cheep as you guys are saying, probably because they try to refurbish everything they get in but even the junk systems they have from '05 they want about $100 for. I have found some stuff I thought was really cool. Such as a original working Xbox for $25 with all the cables and a controller. What I undersand of how goodwill does it 99% of the computer equipment in my region ends up in this storefront which does not sell clothes.

Posted at 2012-07-15T16:35:22Z relating to the show hpr1028 which was released on 2012-07-11 by Various Hosts entitled Jonathan Kulp and NYbill: Goodwill Hunting . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


max says:

thx, very useful!

Posted at 2012-07-10T22:55:35Z relating to the show hpr1027 which was released on 2012-07-10 by Ken Fallon entitled Migrating away from Google Reader. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Xoke says: You're welcome!

Now if we can just win the Ubuntu UK podcast competition to win a raspberry pi for you...

Posted at 2012-07-06T16:10:30Z relating to the show hpr1024 which was released on 2012-07-05 by Various Hosts entitled Episode 1024. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Sigflup says: Aww

Aww, thanks for the hugs

Posted at 2012-07-05T21:52:22Z relating to the show hpr1024 which was released on 2012-07-05 by Various Hosts entitled Episode 1024. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: lies

don't believe the lies. i didn't read the community news, i made it up.


Windigo says: Good Luck

Good luck, Pokey - hope it helps! :)

Posted at 2012-06-27T11:41:04Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

A fascination story of versatility and adaptability!

Posted at 2012-06-15T18:44:51Z relating to the show hpr1007 which was released on 2012-06-11 by Bob Wooden entitled My Linux Adventure, Pt. 2. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I'm trying this now, thank you.

Hey, Windigo, I just copied these files to my laptop, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it works. I get this bug all the time, but not ever in a way that it is reproducible, so I'll just have to wait and see how well it works. For me, the only way out of the bug was to open and close my inventory or the game's menu. I've gotten pretty good at opening and closing my inventory very quickly, but I like your solution better. Thanks a lot.

Posted at 2012-06-14T11:48:40Z relating to the show hpr1008 which was released on 2012-06-12 by Windigo entitled Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sigflup says: cell phone

That was gsm heard through the microphone from the phone in my pocket. No audio was made, just the interference picked up directly by the mic

Posted at 2012-06-14T00:59:52Z relating to the show hpr1006 which was released on 2012-06-10 by sigflup entitled More Experiences Out of a Mental Hostpital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Cell phone interference in recording.

Was that cell phone interference I heard at 4:28? I'm curious if you know if that was interference being heard over a speaker through the microphone or directly into the microphone? Interesting episode Sigflup.

Posted at 2012-06-12T19:02:36Z relating to the show hpr1006 which was released on 2012-06-10 by sigflup entitled More Experiences Out of a Mental Hostpital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: good show

Calling it a "good" episode feels a little trite, but it's an "important" episode. Very enlightening. Thank you so much for sharing, Sigflup! I just know you, of all people, _can_ deal with schizophrenia. And maybe more importantly, this community can deal with it, because you're one of us, so we're in it together. Don't hesitate to reach out to any one of us if you ever need anything, and keep fighting the good fight.

Posted at 2012-06-11T22:45:29Z relating to the show hpr1006 which was released on 2012-06-10 by sigflup entitled More Experiences Out of a Mental Hostpital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Becky Newborough says:

Well that was a hoot! I'm glad that Philip and I could be a part of your 1000th episode celebration. We'll try the less serious version of our greeting next time :P

Posted at 2012-06-01T21:41:35Z relating to the show hpr1000 which was released on 2012-05-31 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Episode 1000. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great interview. Great project.

Well done, Ken. You're the best.

Posted at 2012-05-29T12:27:45Z relating to the show hpr0980 which was released on 2012-05-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Broadband for Rural North. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

Absolutely fascinating. Thanks.

Posted at 2012-05-16T19:22:15Z relating to the show hpr0988 which was released on 2012-05-15 by David Whitman entitled LFNW: Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

What they said.

I commend your courage is posting this.

Posted at 2012-05-14T21:24:20Z relating to the show hpr0961 which was released on 2012-04-09 by sigflup entitled Experiences in a mental hospital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Nancy says: great job Ken

I really enjoyed listening to this, one of the best! It is one of the great obstacles in modern life-how to obtain high speed internet in rural areas, and it's the rural areas that need it the most! It is only because I am good friends with our local computer guy/isp that I was able to finally receive high speed wifi at my home in rural New Mexico.

Posted at 2012-05-11T02:05:06Z relating to the show hpr0980 which was released on 2012-05-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Broadband for Rural North. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

Excellent recursive (as they say in the show) choice for syndicated Thursday.


pokey says: Congratulations

Congratulations on completing your series. Like you said, all good things must come to an end. And while I'm a little sad that it's over, I'm thrilled for you that it's complete. So many podcast series just fade away incomplete.

It's a great series that you put together here, and I'll be directing people to it in the future. It turned out really well in content and in quality. Thanks so much for being part of HPR. I look forward to hearing more shows from you if you get the time.

Posted at 2012-05-09T18:25:59Z relating to the show hpr0983 which was released on 2012-05-08 by Ahuka entitled Freedom is not Free 5 - Get Involved, from a series on Freedom is not Free. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Kenn

Thanks for the feedback on our feedback, Kenn, but most especially thanks for your book! I really enjoyed it and while I don't remember what the blazes I said about it, any criticism I had was only because I liked the book enough to feel safe with little nit-picks. All in all, I loved the story and the writing, and you had me all the way til the end. And in the end, that's all that matters.

Looking forward to the sequel!


sigflup says: wow

Fascinating episode!

Posted at 2012-05-06T22:28:21Z relating to the show hpr0980 which was released on 2012-05-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Broadband for Rural North. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Stephen says: free audiobook suggestions

I'm not especially a zombie and/or gore kind of person, but I enjoyed this your latest book review (ep0978). Here are a couple other audio books I've listened to and highly recommend, and I'd really enjoy hearing your review of them too at some point.

http://www.podiobooks.com/podiobooks/search.php?keyword=trader+tales
This is a series of audiobooks following the life and career of the main character from his first unprepared steps into the spacefaring cargo fleet as a newly orphaned late-teen through owning his own ship. No aliens, no space battles, etc., but in my opinion nevertheless thoroughly engaging.

http://www.podiobooks.com/podiobooks/search.php?keyword=heavenfield
Another, shorter series, very different but equally excellent. Set in the near future on Earth where several rival factions have found a way into a kind of alternate dimension intersecting ours, the eponymous Heavenfield, and discover that we are not alone, and that our actions shape our reality for good or ill.

http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-leviathan-chronicles
A race of superhumans lives secretly in our midst, and in a deep underwater base, seeking to direct mankind into a better future. But now there's a civil war among them, spilling into our world. The main character learns that she is not just one of these immortals, but a key to their very survival and torn between the factions.


Kenn Crawford says: Your review of Dead Hunt

Hi guys,

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for taking the time to listen to Dead Hunt and for the great review! I appreciate your comments and learn a lot when people like you give an honest assessment. Your in-depth review was well thought out and I enjoyed hearing your praises and criticisms. That type of feedback is invaluable, so thank you for your honesty.

When I was asked in an interview if I would change anything my answer was, without hesitation, "the writing." There’s a lot of things I would change… especially in the prologue. The original story was teens but they were supposed to be college kids in the final draft so I don’t know what happened there. Major oversight! I also agree with your assessment of the diner scene: I should have included more description on how he found her and got her out. Good catch. Ditto for the bear… and A.I… and the chip… You gave me a lot to think about.

I’m glad you would be interested in hearing the sequel, which I hope to finish writing within the next few months, and I do hope you guys are willing to review that one on your podcast as well. I really enjoyed your show!

Once again, thank you for your comments and honesty. It means a lot to me.

Sincerely,
Kenn


Ken Fallon says: Other plugin ?

Hi Frank,

What was the name of the other plugin that you used before. The one where you needed to do a math question.

Ken.

Posted at 2012-05-03T05:26:29Z relating to the show hpr0977 which was released on 2012-04-30 by Frank Bell entitled Setting Up a WordPress Blog 2. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Tony Bemus says: Thanks

Deltaray, Thanks we have be working hard on making the best quality.


Mary says: Thanks for your feedback

we are using mic filters now which helps Tony with the sound levels. He doesn't have to adjust them as much...as long as we remember to talk into the mic.


MrJackson says:

Both models come with 256mb ram now.

Posted at 2012-04-25T18:08:09Z relating to the show hpr0967 which was released on 2012-04-16 by Klaas-Jan Koopman entitled Raspberry Pi spec review. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


bruce patterson says: Excellent podcast

This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite segments hands down. Keep up the good work DG!

Posted at 2012-04-18T01:49:37Z relating to the show hpr0965 which was released on 2012-04-13 by Tgtm News Team entitled TGTM Newscast for 2012/4/4, from a series on NewsCast. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Sound levels much improved

I just wanted to say that the sound levels are much improved. Thanks for fixing that.


Deltaray says: Conversations

Great insight and it needed to be said. I had some great conversations with people at ILF this past weekend, some of whom I would consider elders from my point of view. The conversations with other people made for a great conference.

Posted at 2012-04-17T13:59:27Z relating to the show hpr0966 which was released on 2012-04-16 by DoorToDoorGeek entitled The wisdom of our elders. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



claudiom says: Thank You, sigflup...

Thank for sharing this experience on HPR. I have to say that it takes a lot of courage to open oneself in this manner. I hope and pray that everything improves for you soon.

Posted at 2012-04-12T12:58:59Z relating to the show hpr0961 which was released on 2012-04-09 by sigflup entitled Experiences in a mental hospital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: thanks for sharing

I really appreciate your openness and willingness to share.

Posted at 2012-04-11T09:59:08Z relating to the show hpr0961 which was released on 2012-04-09 by sigflup entitled Experiences in a mental hospital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


qubodup says: Thanks for sharing

Hello,

Thank you a lot for sharing this. Listening to you describing your state and surrounding was a fascinating experience.

It reminded me of in-computer-game audio logs, like the ones in "System Shock 2" and "Amnesia" for example. (Warning: both these titles or screenshots, videos and descriptions of their content might act as triggers)

Best wishes for feeling better and glad for you to not having to stay in there longer. I hope that talking openly about the events, as you did in this post, leads to more relief.

Posted at 2012-04-09T23:56:38Z relating to the show hpr0961 which was released on 2012-04-09 by sigflup entitled Experiences in a mental hospital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Kryx says: Thanks

sigflup,

Thanks for your openness and sharing your story - having family members that have had similar experiences I understand that it is a different world in there. I wish you all the best in the recovery process.

Kryx

Posted at 2012-04-09T18:16:41Z relating to the show hpr0961 which was released on 2012-04-09 by sigflup entitled Experiences in a mental hospital, from a series on Mental Health. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: The photo is from wikipedia

So if you have a newer one you know where to send it (also to us :) )

Posted at 2012-04-02T04:53:06Z relating to the show hpr0853 which was released on 2011-11-08 by klaatu entitled Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Jason says: Note

Just a note that the picture is from 2000. Also, freaking hilarious interview. After 5 minutes of back story about the incense he's about to light: "Oh wait this may be the wrong stick". LOL

Posted at 2012-04-01T16:50:13Z relating to the show hpr0853 which was released on 2011-11-08 by klaatu entitled Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Xoke says: Thanks!

Oddly enough I listened to this ep last week and this week our Windows 2008 server died. I swear they are unrelated!

Anyway we now have a Zentyal server up and running, although I'm still fine tuning a few things.

Thank you :)

Posted at 2012-03-29T18:51:16Z relating to the show hpr0942 which was released on 2012-03-13 by riddlebox entitled Zentyal Linux Small Business Server. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Broam says: I didn't care for the whole "wife" part.

While it's important to consider non-technical users, don't talk about the listener's wife/girlfriend. It's bad form to assume the gender of the listener. You can talk about your wife/girlfriend, but don't assume we all have those.

Good episode. I will probably do a follow-up in terms of other ways to cut the cord.

Posted at 2012-03-27T02:59:22Z relating to the show hpr0912 which was released on 2012-01-30 by BrocktonBob entitled How I cut The Cable Cord Part1. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I enjoy every one of these, and this was no exception.

Deepgeek, your shows are amazing. They are informative and often uplifting. I can't imagine how much work it must be to gather and summarize all of these stories that are so important to our community. Thank you for all of the hard work that you do, and for fighting the good fight.

Posted at 2012-03-21T01:26:53Z relating to the show hpr0945 which was released on 2012-03-16 by Tgtm News Team entitled TGTM Tech News for 2012-03-14, from a series on NewsCast. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great show

This was a lot of fun to listen to. I'm seriously jealous of of the fun you guys will be having. I just attended NELF, and I'd like to make you guys an offer. I'm willing to send you our HPR booth kit in exchange for your Linux beer brewers. Think about it.

Posted at 2012-03-21T01:22:35Z relating to the show hpr0946 which was released on 2012-03-19 by David Whitman entitled HPR Interview David Whitman with Carl Symons and John Blanford. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great show

This was fantastic! I really enjoyed it. Jared seems like maybe the nicest guy in the world. If I ever see him at a conference, I'm making it a point to shake his hand.

Posted at 2012-03-21T01:17:51Z relating to the show hpr0947 which was released on 2012-03-20 by Neodragon entitled Presentation by Jared Smith at the Columbia Area Linux Users Group. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


qubodup says:

Thanks for this guide, as part of ArchWomen, I'm trying to streamline the "get involved" page of the Arch Linux wiki and bug reporting of course plays an important role.

I'm glad to hear that Ohio LinuxFest wants diversity. Can you be more specific about the steps the organization takes to promote this? Is there a diversity statement?

(might be releavant: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Women-friendly_events )

Posted at 2012-03-19T13:29:37Z relating to the show hpr0943 which was released on 2012-03-14 by Ahuka entitled Freedom is not Free 2 - Bugs. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Xoke says: Compiling and compiling

Python -> C -> Assembly.

In short yes you can. But no-one would.

When you compile it drops any comments you have and change variable names and can do other things, so you would then have this mass of code that is VERY unreadable. If you are good enough to read that and make any tweaks you simple would code in that language as lower languages gives you much more control.

Posted at 2012-03-08T21:53:28Z relating to the show hpr0926 which was released on 2012-02-20 by MrGadgets entitled Heresies in the year of the apocalypse ep 1 - computer languages. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dominic says:

Nice Podcast, thank you!

Posted at 2012-03-05T12:45:57Z relating to the show hpr0933 which was released on 2012-02-28 by Ahuka entitled Freedom is not Free 1 Introduction. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: good show!

Enjoyed the shell-centric show. I even installed qrencode to dork around with it.

Keep up the good work.

Posted at 2012-03-04T06:37:45Z relating to the show hpr0934 which was released on 2012-02-29 by Dann entitled LITS: Entry 001 – qrencode, from a series on Linux in the Shell. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NYbill says: Nice job

Nice job, man. I'm going to have to listen a second time to soak that all in.

Posted at 2012-03-01T00:59:09Z relating to the show hpr0932 which was released on 2012-02-27 by garjola entitled Programming languages 1 - Introduction, from a series on Programming 101. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Do you actually want people to listen?

I stopped listening at about 15 mintues due to the cans and bottles. Calling in a show is ok, but trying to make it somehow sound "cool" by doing it while making a bunch of noise IMHO is not so good.

Posted at 2012-02-22T19:00:57Z relating to the show hpr0926 which was released on 2012-02-20 by MrGadgets entitled Heresies in the year of the apocalypse ep 1 - computer languages. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


diablomarcus says: Intermediate compiler

For all the flack that Perl gets, it does precompile down to simpler language and then that is run on the fly. Sounds just like what you were recommending

Posted at 2012-02-22T15:14:32Z relating to the show hpr0926 which was released on 2012-02-20 by MrGadgets entitled Heresies in the year of the apocalypse ep 1 - computer languages. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Paul Perkins says: Why (still) C and Python?

I, too, went through a “C” phase and have ended up using Python. I looked at Perl and said “yuck!” And I looked at Genie and concluded that the lack of libraries and documentation ruled it out. I think I know the answer to your “heretical” question, “why are we not all using a language that is as efficient to run as C and as efficient to write as Python?”: It is a lot harder than it looks. Python (specifically CPython) looks terrible in benchmarks, but for many real applications it is slower than C, but not enough slower to matter. Also, lots of smart people have tackled the problem from lots of different directions (C++, OCaml, Java, Unladen Sparrow, etc.) with limited success so far. And change is slow just because being an early adopter of a language is expensive, and being a late abandoner is even more expensive. But take a look at the PyPy project and the “RPython” language.

Posted at 2012-02-21T19:00:42Z relating to the show hpr0926 which was released on 2012-02-20 by MrGadgets entitled Heresies in the year of the apocalypse ep 1 - computer languages. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: me too

yeah uber leet hacker force is one of my favourites too. i think it'd be cool to see concr implemented in config files for fetchmail and stuff like that.

Posted at 2012-02-21T15:39:12Z relating to the show hpr0917 which was released on 2012-02-06 by sigflup entitled Uber Leet Hacker Force Radio 6. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Stephen says: same opinion on perl vs python

I have the same kind of attitude toward Perl. I appreciate its power and ubiquity, but for me as a *learner* the whole "there's more than one way to do it" approach is a big turn-off. Hence I too have steered more toward Python as a preferred scripting language.

Posted at 2012-02-20T20:22:39Z relating to the show hpr0926 which was released on 2012-02-20 by MrGadgets entitled Heresies in the year of the apocalypse ep 1 - computer languages. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Great show

Great show Dann. You spoke very clearly and were obviously prepared. Well done. Since shell stuff can be quite thick at times, maybe after every few minutes you should just take a breather to allow people to catch up. Maybe a joke or story or something. I liked all the philosophical stuff you started out with. Its good for beginners to hear all that.

Posted at 2012-02-16T13:18:35Z relating to the show hpr0924 which was released on 2012-02-15 by Dann entitled Episode 000 redirection, from a series on Linux in the Shell. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



dylan_c says: Happy to see a new episode

It was great to hear a new episode of Uber leet hacker force. This is one of my favorite hpr series.

Posted at 2012-02-10T04:59:35Z relating to the show hpr0917 which was released on 2012-02-06 by sigflup entitled Uber Leet Hacker Force Radio 6. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Robert Wooden says: feedback

Frank, I find your series interesting.

Posted at 2012-02-09T08:23:48Z relating to the show hpr0918 which was released on 2012-02-07 by Frank Bell entitled How I Started with Linux Part 2. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Great episode

Short and to the point. I liked the "wife considerations" part.

Posted at 2012-01-31T14:11:18Z relating to the show hpr0912 which was released on 2012-01-30 by BrocktonBob entitled How I cut The Cable Cord Part1. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Phil Katz was a code thief

@JonathanRRogers: I was kinda generalizing that Phil Katz is a code thief. While ZIP may be a different format and algorithm, he got into the whole thing by dishonorable means and I don't think he should be given as much credit as he does and more credit should go to Thom, whose efforts where effectively derailed by Phil. The point is, there is a lot more to the story than what is mentioned on Wikipedia. My source material is episode 8 of the BBS: The documentary, by Jason Scott:

http://www.archive.org/details/BBS.The.Documentary

Posted at 2012-01-30T15:19:12Z relating to the show hpr0865 which was released on 2011-11-24 by Deltaray entitled Desktop Transparency. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: The Secret Life of Machines

Oh MrX, you're my hero for mentioning The Secret Life of Machines. That show was excellent and is a great example of how different documentaries where before Discovery channel sold out in the mid 90s to the "Least Common Denominator" model of documentaries. I think the episode called "The Radio Set" is one of the best, and should be especially interesting for hackers.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/SLOM/0206-The_Radio-big.html

You'll find yourself in good company with Tim and Rex.

Posted at 2012-01-30T14:22:46Z relating to the show hpr0911 which was released on 2012-01-29 by MrX entitled Hobbies. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Bob Ibanez says: Your HPR podcast

Hello,
Great info for people who want to learn to code.The only problem was it was hard to understand.Maybe use a mic for second podcast.
Bob

Posted at 2012-01-29T16:58:03Z relating to the show hpr0907 which was released on 2012-01-23 by mordancy entitled Learning. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Deltaray says: Another way

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but you can also do this in 3 easy steps using an SSH tunnel:

1. Turn on GatewayPorts and PermitRootLogin in sshd_config on remote.server.hostname where you want the website to appear on the net.
2. Open up port 80 in firewall on remote.server.hostname
3. from your home machine, run ssh -R *:80:localhost:80 root@remote.server.hostname

Then people can go to http://remote.server.hostname/ and it will go to the webserver on your local computer. Remember though, either way, you're still allowing access to your computer on the public internet and if that gets compromised, your local network. May not be what you expected.

Posted at 2012-01-27T20:55:08Z relating to the show hpr0910 which was released on 2012-01-26 by Kevin Granade entitled Introduction to Pagekite.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Emil Dahlqvist says:

Hey, very nice podcast to listen too! I my self is very excited to hear about the advices and thoughts you have on servers at home :)

Posted at 2012-01-19T18:49:20Z relating to the show hpr0900 which was released on 2012-01-13 by garjola entitled Episode 000 - Introduction. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: The pleasure was all mine

Becky, It was a real pleasure having both you and Philip on. You are lovely people, and I'm very glad to have met you. Either of you are forever welcome on any show that I record. You really brought a lot to the conversation, and everyone loved talking with you both. Thank you for coming on, and helping us out.

Posted at 2012-01-19T13:53:48Z relating to the show hpr0894 which was released on 2012-01-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 4/8 (Mrs Cornominal brings the naughty). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thanks for listening.

Robert, thanks for listening. I'm glad that people are enjoying listening to our big recording, and it was great that these guys brought such great and helpful content. It's great fun for me knowing that other people are listening to, and enjoying what we did.

Posted at 2012-01-19T13:48:09Z relating to the show hpr0892 which was released on 2012-01-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 2/8 (A Bit About Fedora). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


new age techno hippie says: Response to white house.goc pettition

This is the can response sent out but, I will put out an wpisode post back here if there is an open oline forum on the subject.

Combating Online Piracy while Protecting an Open and Innovative Internet
By Victoria Espinel, Aneesh Chopra, and Howard Schmidt

Thanks for taking the time to sign this petition. Both your words and actions illustrate the importance of maintaining an open and democratic Internet.

Right now, Congress is debating a few pieces of legislation concerning the very real issue of online piracy, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) and the Online Protection and Digital ENforcement Act (OPEN). We want to take this opportunity to tell you what the Administration will support—and what we will not support. Any effective legislation should reflect a wide range of stakeholders, including everyone from content creators to the engineers that build and maintain the infrastructure of the Internet.

While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.

Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small. Across the globe, the openness of the Internet is increasingly central to innovation in business, government, and society and it must be protected. To minimize this risk, new legislation must be narrowly targeted only at sites beyond the reach of current U.S. law, cover activity clearly prohibited under existing U.S. laws, and be effectively tailored, with strong due process and focused on criminal activity. Any provision covering Internet intermediaries such as online advertising networks, payment processors, or search engines must be transparent and designed to prevent overly broad private rights of action that could encourage unjustified litigation that could discourage startup businesses and innovative firms from growing.

We must avoid creating new cybersecurity risks or disrupting the underlying architecture of the Internet. Proposed laws must not tamper with the technical architecture of the Internet through manipulation of the Domain Name System (DNS), a foundation of Internet security. Our analysis of the DNS filtering provisions in some proposed legislation suggests that they pose a real risk to cybersecurity and yet leave contraband goods and services accessible online. We must avoid legislation that drives users to dangerous, unreliable DNS servers and puts next-generation security policies, such as the deployment of DNSSEC, at risk.

Let us be clear—online piracy is a real problem that harms the American economy, threatens jobs for significant numbers of middle class workers and hurts some of our nation's most creative and innovative companies and entrepreneurs. It harms everyone from struggling artists to production crews, and from startup social media companies to large movie studios. While we are strongly committed to the vigorous enforcement of intellectual property rights, existing tools are not strong enough to root out the worst online pirates beyond our borders. That is why the Administration calls on all sides to work together to pass sound legislation this year that provides prosecutors and rights holders new legal tools to combat online piracy originating beyond U.S. borders while staying true to the principles outlined above in this response. We should never let criminals hide behind a hollow embrace of legitimate American values.

This is not just a matter for legislation. We expect and encourage all private parties, including both content creators and Internet platform providers working together, to adopt voluntary measures and best practices to reduce online piracy.

So, rather than just look at how legislation can be stopped, ask yourself: Where do we go from here? Don’t limit your opinion to what’s the wrong thing to do, ask yourself what’s right. Already, many of members of Congress are asking for public input around the issue. We are paying close attention to those opportunities, as well as to public input to the Administration. The organizer of this petition and a random sample of the signers will be invited to a conference call to discuss this issue further with Administration officials and soon after that, we will host an online event to get more input and answer your questions. Details on that will follow in the coming days.

Washington needs to hear your best ideas about how to clamp down on rogue websites and other criminals who make money off the creative efforts of American artists and rights holders. We should all be committed to working with all interested constituencies to develop new legal tools to protect global intellectual property rights without jeopardizing the openness of the Internet. Our hope is that you will bring enthusiasm and know-how to this important challenge.

Moving forward, we will continue to work with Congress on a bipartisan basis on legislation that provides new tools needed in the global fight against piracy and counterfeiting, while vigorously defending an open Internet based on the values of free expression, privacy, security and innovation. Again, thank you for taking the time to participate in this important process. We hope you’ll continue to be part of it.

Victoria Espinel is Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget

Aneesh Chopra is the U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology at the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Howard Schmidt is Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for National Security Staff

Check out this response on We the People.

Posted at 2012-01-17T23:30:52Z relating to the show hpr0903 which was released on 2012-01-17 by HPR Volunteers entitled SOPA Protest. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


chattr says: wow, who's the guy with the laugh blowing my ears out?

content is very good, ty. first time I listened to this podcast (Sunday Morning Linux Review), so I don't know if other times the volume is similar to this one, but the guy with the laugh (Tony?) blows out my ears. too close to the mic?

looking forward to further episodes, if the volume gets dialed down a bit.


Deltaray says: Port 25 blocking

Its not the mail servers that are blocking port 25, its your ISP. Many large ISPs are blocking outbound port 25 connections from your home connection that aren't to your ISP's mail server. You can try connecting to a mail server on its SSL port (465) which usually requires authentication, if it allows it or the mail submission port (587), which is more recent thing.

They do this because so many people are infected with viruses and where being used as gateways to send spam. So they were trying to reduce the spam in everybody's inbox.



FiftyOneFifty says:

Haven't listened yet, will make a point of it today. The pic of the TRS-80 Model 3 brings back memories, I have one just like on my desk under a bunch of papers and 3 more (plus a printer) stored. I really need to make time to get back to my classic comps and emulators.

Posted at 2012-01-08T20:35:00Z relating to the show hpr0870 which was released on 2011-12-02 by Deltaray entitled Computer Memories. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


DeepGeek says: My own counter-show

Just wanted to add that episode #169 on steganography was my own counter show to episode #69. After being rebuked for my participation in the infamous #69, I thought it fitting to "make things up" by telling how to keep such things under wraps.
---
DeepGeek

Posted at 2012-01-08T15:58:32Z relating to the show hpr0894 which was released on 2012-01-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 4/8 (Mrs Cornominal brings the naughty). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Becky Newborough says:

Both Philip and I enjoyed ourselves immensely - thank you for inviting us along.

Posted at 2012-01-05T20:04:46Z relating to the show hpr0894 which was released on 2012-01-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 4/8 (Mrs Cornominal brings the naughty). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


janitor says: Emacs-org-mode

Thanks for the show
I think emacs and org-mode is just what I've been looking for I will let you know!

Posted at 2012-01-05T13:16:36Z relating to the show hpr0891 which was released on 2012-01-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 1/8. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Robert Wooden says: org-mode use

I have begun listening to the HPR podcasts while at work.

I've been using Linux for ten years or so and as a result of everyones podcasts I am considering making a recording and sending it in. More on that later.

This message is to comment on this podcast. As usual, I found all the podcast very interesting. Of great interest was the conversation regarding org-mode and it's use by someone doing AutoCAD work and the manner in which he kept notes and tables relating to his daily job. This caught my attention because I use (not right now, anyway) to work in a related design field. Everyday I used an expensive proprietary cad design program designing kitchen and bathrooms, very similar to AutoCAD. So it was very easy for me to relate to his work use descriptions.

Thanks for another GREAT podcast.

Posted at 2012-01-04T16:44:17Z relating to the show hpr0892 which was released on 2012-01-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 2/8 (A Bit About Fedora). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Bob Evans says: Digiac 3080 info is online again

Ed Felberbaum has reestablished his Digiac 3080 Tribute page at Wordpress...

http://digiac3080.wordpress.com/

Ed has avid interest in any surviving Digiac 3080 artifacts.

Posted at 2012-01-04T01:09:27Z relating to the show hpr0703 which was released on 2011-04-13 by Bob Evans entitled My Computer History. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer says: Introduction to audiobooks

I did an introduction to audiobooks a little while back:
http://writtenandread.net/audiobooks-sampler/
If you would accept a recommendation, I would like to suggest listening to Dead Mech or Number One With A Bullet.
Thank you for an interesting discussion.
All the best,
Morten


NYbill says: Re: Yggdrasil

Yes, that's the one. Had anyone in the room still had a 3 1/2 drive we could have popped it in and see if it still worked.


Deltaray says: Yggdrasil

Good show and quality.

Just so you know, Yggdrasil was pretty significant as it was the first Linux distro with a CD-ROM based installation. There is actually a sizable Wikipedia article on it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil_Linux/GNU/X


Ken Fallon says: Forgot to post the mp3

Hi Chattr,

I forgot to post the audio files. 100% my fault. Sorry about that - it should be updated now.

Ken.



klaatu says: slackbuilds updated!

for slackers, new slackbuilds for concr (the encryption library) and yesplz have been submitted. until they hit the sb.o servers, you can get 'em here..
http://gnuworldorder.info/slackware/concr.tar.gz

and

http://gnuworldorder.info/slackware/yesplz.tar.gz


klaatu says: yes we are

yes people are packaging yesplz :D

It should be noted that there is a NEW version of yesplz since this ep was recorded. You can get it here --> https://devio.us/~sigflup/yesplz_dec_19_2011.tgz



rowinggolfer says: superb episode

Very, very nice episode. More like this please kevin!
Inspired by steve gibson, but outperforming him in terms of content on this occasion.

Posted at 2011-12-18T23:26:54Z relating to the show hpr0862 which was released on 2011-11-21 by Kevin Granade entitled Breaking Down TFTP. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says: Once You Slack, You Never Go Back

What am I running now? Why Slackware, of course (plus a few others along the way).

Posted at 2011-12-15T15:53:07Z relating to the show hpr0877 which was released on 2011-12-12 by Frank Bell entitled Welcome Frank Bell. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: This is what HPR is about

What a great show. You hit this one out of the park. I loved hearing about the stuff that came before "my time", but I loved this episode from start to finish anyway. Thank you sincerely for pitching in, we really need it.

I had a pretty crappy day yesterday, and you helped to make a crappy day better. Thank you.

Posted at 2011-12-15T15:03:13Z relating to the show hpr0877 which was released on 2011-12-12 by Frank Bell entitled Welcome Frank Bell. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


lee says: confused - www.cdrom.com?

Hello

I am a long time linux user who started with Red Hat 5.1 and has worked consistently with Red Hat and Debian-based distros ever since. I have never really given Slackware much thought.

I noticed in the photo above that the URL for slackware is given as http://www.cdrom.com. When entered in my browser, I get a site offering windows applications for download.

Just thought I should warn people that the correct URL for slackware is slackware.com .

Is this an old photo perhaps?

Posted at 2011-12-14T09:33:55Z relating to the show hpr0853 which was released on 2011-11-08 by klaatu entitled Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Ditto

My first experience with Linux was the same. Installed now what ?

That ending was nasty !!! ;-)

Hurry up with part 2.

Posted at 2011-12-13T17:44:48Z relating to the show hpr0877 which was released on 2011-12-12 by Frank Bell entitled Welcome Frank Bell. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Abe says: Cheers.

I found this very interesting.

Posted at 2011-12-13T09:42:17Z relating to the show hpr0877 which was released on 2011-12-12 by Frank Bell entitled Welcome Frank Bell. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


JonathanRRogers says: Confusion about ZIP vs. ARC

While the events related to transparency match what I remember, I think Deltaray confused the ZIP and ARC file formats. What I've been able to find indicates that Phil Katz created the ZIP format specifically to be different from the ARC format after he lost a lawsuit brought by SEA. If all the Wikipedia articles and sources they cite are wrong about this, there must be a deep conspiracy indeed.

Posted at 2011-12-10T21:41:33Z relating to the show hpr0865 which was released on 2011-11-24 by Deltaray entitled Desktop Transparency. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: We're also in Ogg and Spx

Hi new-clinux,

Free software versions of the mp3 encoder and decoder have been available for years so there is no software freedom issue with the format. Many of our listeners come from parts of the world where software patents are not recognised, for the rest there are ogg and spx feeds http://hackerpublicradio.org/syndication.php

Ken.

Posted at 2011-12-09T05:50:23Z relating to the show hpr0873 which was released on 2011-12-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Philip and Rebecca Newborough of CrunchBang, from a series on OggCamp. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


new-clinux says:

I'm by no means a zealot about these things -- far from it! -- but the fact that this is .mp3 only seems laughably beyond the pale :)

cheers, keep the faith.

Posted at 2011-12-08T21:10:48Z relating to the show hpr0873 which was released on 2011-12-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Philip and Rebecca Newborough of CrunchBang, from a series on OggCamp. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thanks Bill

I appreciate the compliment. Thanks also for teaching me some of those tricks. The toothpick one at least was yours. Maybe more, but now I forget what's in that show.

Posted at 2011-12-07T19:31:29Z relating to the show hpr0606 which was released on 2010-11-29 by pokey entitled Thread_Repair. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dave Potts says: Great Show

I really liked the show. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

Posted at 2011-12-06T22:12:08Z relating to the show hpr0862 which was released on 2011-11-21 by Kevin Granade entitled Breaking Down TFTP. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


kenbo says: This was cool

Awesome change of pace! You should do more of this.

Posted at 2011-12-06T01:18:10Z relating to the show hpr0869 which was released on 2011-11-30 by HPR Volunteers entitled The Count of Monte Cristo. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


e8hffff says: Memories

Thanks. Brought back similar memories in Australia.

I kind of started off with Video consoles, but first computers were TRS-80, Apple2 (at school and cousin owned Redstone clone), Sinclair Spectrum 48k, Atari 512/1040,IBM XT,Apple LCII... +various computers used at workplaces.

Posted at 2011-12-04T13:31:34Z relating to the show hpr0870 which was released on 2011-12-02 by Deltaray entitled Computer Memories. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


DeadDog says:

That was excellent.

Posted at 2011-12-03T20:20:37Z relating to the show hpr0869 which was released on 2011-11-30 by HPR Volunteers entitled The Count of Monte Cristo. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Bill says:

As an ol' "out-to-pasture" shop teacher, I approve of the preceding message.

Posted at 2011-12-02T10:17:18Z relating to the show hpr0606 which was released on 2010-11-29 by pokey entitled Thread_Repair. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Admin Fail !!

Hi Mr. Gadgets,

Apologies for not adding the shownotes on time. I promise to do better if you don't tell Santa.

Ken

Posted at 2011-12-02T08:17:25Z relating to the show hpr0867 which was released on 2011-11-28 by MrGadgets entitled Gift Guide for Electronics Engineers of the Future. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


doubi says: Widening the audience

Great podcast (as usual, Klaatu). Within the first few minutes I got excited about pimping this to my non-techie writer friends on Twitter. For that reason it would have been good to skip over 'scary' things emacs & vim & just concentrate on how it can help writers used to other tools, but hey, I can always remix & put out a cut-down version if I cared that much.
Many thanks for helping spread the good word!

Posted at 2011-11-30T11:43:08Z relating to the show hpr0866 which was released on 2011-11-28 by klaatu entitled Publican, the user-friendly Perl frontend to Docbook XML. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Kids these days

You can't tell 'em anything, what with their facebooks and twitters and such.

Posted at 2011-11-30T03:47:40Z relating to the show hpr0867 which was released on 2011-11-28 by MrGadgets entitled Gift Guide for Electronics Engineers of the Future. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dish says: Cmdr Taco!!

I totally did not know it was Cmdr Taco's idea! What a great episode! thanks!

Posted at 2011-11-30T03:46:41Z relating to the show hpr0865 which was released on 2011-11-24 by Deltaray entitled Desktop Transparency. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: cool thank you goodbye

Marcoz,

Glad you liked the ep, glad you like Publican. I enjoy using it, myself....UNTIL i have to get in there and do a whole bunch of xslt custom params... then I fall back on raw docbook and xsltproc. But man, when I don't need that? publican is just so darned easy.

If you liked my HPR ep on Publican, then you'll LOVE my Gnu World Order ep on epub! (yes, that was an advert) http://thebadapples.info/audiophile.gnuWorldOrder_7x04.ogg

Ads aside, thanks for the comment and stuff!

Posted at 2011-11-30T03:43:42Z relating to the show hpr0866 which was released on 2011-11-28 by klaatu entitled Publican, the user-friendly Perl frontend to Docbook XML. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


marcoz says: nice

Nice, Klaatu.

Most of my contributions now are documentation related so I found this most interesting to listen to. I stumbled on Publican not too long ago (less than a year I'm pretty sure. I honestly don't remember) and I really like the output. I think it's definitely a good thing for OSS and am glad you had an episode on it. docs.fedora.com (and rh) are on my short list of nice looking documentation sites

Keep up the good work!

Posted at 2011-11-28T22:35:49Z relating to the show hpr0866 which was released on 2011-11-28 by klaatu entitled Publican, the user-friendly Perl frontend to Docbook XML. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Kevin Granade says: Thanks, I'll do my best.

Glad to hear it. I'll see what I can do, though to tell you the truth, I've never recorded audio before, and this took a lot more time than I had anticipated. I want to do more, but I have some programming to catch up on now.

Posted at 2011-11-23T12:09:19Z relating to the show hpr0862 which was released on 2011-11-21 by Kevin Granade entitled Breaking Down TFTP. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Klaatu says: Moar Emacs

Hey, thanks Scott! Had to go back a listen to the episode to get your dinner joke :-P

Emacs is pretty great and there seems to be no end to what it can do. I've been doing a lot of org-mode usage lately, and have been messing around with abbreviation-completion lately. Heck, SO many potential features. There probably could be an emacs-cast out there, although admittedly it would be a bit dry.

Happy hacking. and all that.

Posted at 2011-11-22T12:43:09Z relating to the show hpr0861 which was released on 2011-11-20 by klaatu entitled Emacs Part 3: The Reckoning.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Daniel Beecham says: AWESOME!

Alright! Breaking down protocols series, I hope there are lots and lots of episodes of this, I like the idea.

Posted at 2011-11-22T11:52:45Z relating to the show hpr0862 which was released on 2011-11-21 by Kevin Granade entitled Breaking Down TFTP. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Scott Cann says: Emacs

The rule of "emacs dinners" is you don't talk about "emacs dinners".
Great series Klaatu, I've been using emacs for a few years and I still learned some stuff.
Thanks

Posted at 2011-11-21T17:38:12Z relating to the show hpr0861 which was released on 2011-11-20 by klaatu entitled Emacs Part 3: The Reckoning.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Any topic that is of interest to Hackers

Cross posting :)

It's not often that I comment on HPR episodes - other than to beg for you to send them in -but I want to make an exception for today's show. Episode 0853 :: Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu

I'm not making this exception because it was "better", I would find it impossible to make such a call. The HPR community produces a massive amount of content and I have listened to every single one at least once. There has not been a single HPR show that I have not enjoyed and learned from.

Nor is it that it was submitted by Klaatu as given that he has submitted 12 1/2% of all shows, I would have written this long before now. Sure today's 'topic' was special - a interview with Patrick Volkerding the man behind SlackWare, the longest continually developed Linux distribution - but we've had other interviews with people of note before.

The reason for this deviation is simply because it embodies the qualities that I feel define Hacker Public Radio.

It's about taking a topic and exploring it, looking at all sides, exposing otherwise hidden and unknown facts, it's about events, it's about community, it's about people, it's about technology, it's about music, it's about history, it'a about life, it's about questioning - everything - our very existence - space time - ancient cultures. In short it's about "Any topic that is of interest to Hackers"

If you have never listened to a HPR then this is surely the best sample of what you are likely to find. Sure it arrived just in time to fill an otherwise empty slot, the audio isn't perfect, it might not follow a script, random people wander in and out, there may be tangents from the topic at hand but if you can open your ears to listen you'll hear the passion of the community, our community. Then maybe, just maybe, you too will be inspired to share your unique point of view with us.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Posted at 2011-11-21T06:09:49Z relating to the show hpr2811 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Hugh says: Me

Everything Pat says is good as far as all good Slackers are concerned... Praise Bob. LOL

Posted at 2011-11-19T14:43:43Z relating to the show hpr0853 which was released on 2011-11-08 by klaatu entitled Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


gg says:

I personally really enjoyed the inteview. I knew Pat was a guy with a
variety of interests, but had no idea a Linux guru would also be so
into new age spirituality e.g. McKenna, incense, etc.

Posted at 2011-11-19T01:35:00Z relating to the show hpr0853 which was released on 2011-11-08 by klaatu entitled Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Miguel says:

Worst interview ever?

Posted at 2011-11-17T14:47:07Z relating to the show hpr0853 which was released on 2011-11-08 by klaatu entitled Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


gatton says: excellent

I admit to being quite ignorant of emacs having always preferred the speed and simplicity of vim. But these emacs intro podcasts are making me take a second look. Thanks and I'm really looking forward to the final installment.

Posted at 2011-11-15T07:03:15Z relating to the show hpr0856 which was released on 2011-11-13 by klaatu entitled GNU Emacs 2. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: interesting and new informmations

nice work, inspector! this is mostly all new to me, i enjoyed hearing about these pioneers. thanks and keep 'casting.

Posted at 2011-11-09T03:35:08Z relating to the show hpr0850 which was released on 2011-11-03 by MrGadgets entitled Another Tech Giant Passes - Household Tech in the Pre-Micro Era. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: i approve

of emacs

Posted at 2011-11-09T03:33:07Z relating to the show hpr0852 which was released on 2011-11-07 by klaatu entitled GNU Emacs 1. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: welcome aboard!

welcome aboard seetee. where's all the other new hosts? and repeat offenders?! HPR is hungry.


john says:

I've never heard Alan's voice before. He sounds remarkably like Eric Idle.

Posted at 2011-11-03T01:51:57Z relating to the show hpr0848 which was released on 2011-11-01 by Ken Fallon entitled Alan Cocks, the info point project. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: very informative!

very informative episode. all this fancy streaming stuff is still a mystery to me, something i've really been meaning to mess around with. thanks for the very cool info, ideas, and leads on what i should be looking into!

Posted at 2011-10-28T14:05:08Z relating to the show hpr0845 which was released on 2011-10-27 by AukonDK entitled Open Source Radio Software. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thanks for the feedback guys

Those are all great suggestions. I may need to use the velcro one, as i broke the clip off of my clip.

The lock screen function is a new one to me. I'll have to try it.

Yes you can charge the Clip without it booting into the stock firmware if it's powered on in Rockbox. That's how I charge it.

Posted at 2011-10-26T15:13:39Z relating to the show hpr0818 which was released on 2011-09-20 by pokey entitled Sansa Clip Plus for podcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Ken Fallon says: Corrected

Thanks - missed that one :)

Posted at 2011-10-19T07:17:59Z relating to the show hpr0837 which was released on 2011-10-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Juergen Schinker open wireless network, from a series on OggCamp. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


san says:

"Debford" = Deptford, thx.

Posted at 2011-10-18T20:24:37Z relating to the show hpr0837 which was released on 2011-10-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Juergen Schinker open wireless network, from a series on OggCamp. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Found it !!!

After months of trawling through old episodes of lottalinuxlinks.com for Daves howto on festival. I found it here in our own back yard

Posted at 2011-10-16T16:36:01Z relating to the show hpr0021 which was released on 2008-01-28 by Dave Yates entitled The Festival Speech Synthesis System. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


marcoz says: thanks

for the kind words and I completely agree that it's only because people have rolled up their sleeves and gotten dirty that we are this far.

If you ever get a chance to attend XDS or XDC I highly recommend it. Lots of really smart people.

Posted at 2011-10-13T00:16:57Z relating to the show hpr0830 which was released on 2011-10-06 by marcoz entitled Peter Hutterer Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Alison Chaiken says: Excellent show

Enjoyed the Jamie Sharp interview, too. I posted the links on Google Buzz and emailed to interested folks. It's only through the hard work of folks like Hutterer and the Canonical contributors (despite their problematic cooperation) that we have device support for the latest hardware in Linux. Thanks, marcoz, for this good news!

Posted at 2011-10-11T22:44:54Z relating to the show hpr0830 which was released on 2011-10-06 by marcoz entitled Peter Hutterer Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


lostnbronx says: Your Idea Works

Pokey, a few years ago, I glued two paint-stirrers together to make a handle; cut the handle to size, sanded it down, and painted it. Then I put Velcro on one end and Velcro on the acrylic case that I have my Fuze in, and stuck it on. I hold the earbud cable to the handle with an elastic. The Fuze has has never fallen off by accident.

This is perfect for recording, and even general use, and the Velcro/handle combo helps to cut down on handling noise. The only change I'd make now is that I should have stained the handle instead of painting it, as the paint began to wear badly almost immediately.

Posted at 2011-10-10T16:13:26Z relating to the show hpr0818 which was released on 2011-09-20 by pokey entitled Sansa Clip Plus for podcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: fantastic +1

Yeah, this one was really cool. Way over my head (so to speak) but really interesting. Plus that robot voice at the beginning is REALLY cool.


marcoz says: fantastic

That was really enjoyable to listen to. Science-y, a bit technical.

I liked this one a lot. I've now added jodcast.org to my collection.



klaatu says: nice tip

Thanks for the tip. It has just so happened that I haven't really run that many web servers on RHEL or Fedora. I'd like to do more but as long as I keep inheriting powerPC boxen I imagine it will continue to be Debian-based servers (thank you Debian!)

But I like this tip, so thanks.

BTW if anyone is messing around with Drupal on a Fedora server, there's a nifty rpm, i think called drupal7, which centralizes the core drupal stuff into /usr/shared/ and allows you to symlink stuff in /var/www to point to the drupal sites. Really fun stuff.


Posted at 2011-10-06T13:07:52Z relating to the show hpr0820 which was released on 2011-09-22 by klaatu entitled Setting up a web server and a mySQL server, from a series on Networking. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Philip Durbin says: sites-enabled, sites-available

Being a Red Hat guy, I hadn't heard of Debian's sites-enabled, sites-available convention, but I found some more about it here: http://www.control-escape.com/web/configuring-apache2-debian.html

On Red Hat systems, you could keep your VirtualHost config in /etc/httpd/conf.d/com_mysite_www.conf and disable it by changing the name to /etc/httpd/conf.d/com_mysite_www.conf.disabled. *.conf files in /etc/httpd/conf.d are included by default, as described here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-disable-apache-modules-under-linux-unix/

Posted at 2011-10-05T21:14:50Z relating to the show hpr0820 which was released on 2011-09-22 by klaatu entitled Setting up a web server and a mySQL server, from a series on Networking. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: ADDENDUM

It was brought to my attention that I say something like "it's better to have your server doing things like DHCP than to let your router handle it"

What I meant to say was...
"it's better FOR ME to have my server to DHCP and stuff than to let some little under-powered router do it" -- but of course your network will be different from mine, with different needs and different loads and all that...so for you, it might make sense for you to just let your router handle DHCP.

If you have questions of course you can always email me and I'll answer whatever I can. klaatu-at-goListenToGnuWorldOrderOggcastForMyEmailAddress.com

Posted at 2011-10-04T12:34:23Z relating to the show hpr0820 which was released on 2011-09-22 by klaatu entitled Setting up a web server and a mySQL server, from a series on Networking. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sgtron says: Thanks

Fragilematter, thanks for the reply and I'll try the current release to see what I think of that too.. I see the rockbox stable builds are released quarterly and the current one was just last month, so months to go before next release.

Posted at 2011-10-03T05:52:49Z relating to the show hpr0818 which was released on 2011-09-20 by pokey entitled Sansa Clip Plus for podcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Fragilematter says: Workarounds

Hey guys/Pokey! Sorry for joining the party so late, but I've been behind on my podcasts lately.
I'll get down to the subject, and that can be resumed in one acronim: R(F)TM. Rockbox is a complex piece of software and a lot of its functionality isn't obvious.
For instance, to lock the keys on the clip you need to press both the middle button (select) and home at the same time, while you are playing a song (rockbox devs name that the WPS - while playing screen). Also, if you are somewhere in the menus and you want to return to the wps you use the same key combo - home + select.
Also, at least on my Sansa e200, you can have it charge from a computer without accessing the disk by holding select while you plug in the usb cable. I don't know if it's the same for the Clip Plus.
As a closing note, if I recall correctly, the Clip Plus is still under development, especially the usb side of things, so you can expect improvements with each new release (unless you're using the current build, like I do).

Here's hoping you have a nice day,
Fragilematter

Posted at 2011-10-02T18:03:49Z relating to the show hpr0818 which was released on 2011-09-20 by pokey entitled Sansa Clip Plus for podcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Sawyer says: tablets are utilitarian toys

i get were you are coming from mr. g. IMHO: Tablets are just the new gadget with which to lure the money out of your wallet. I was fortunate in getting a $99 dollar hp touchpad. (I'm a geek, i want a new gadget). It's a fun toy. WebOS is quiet good imo. The homebrew community has compiled new kernels, cli etc. I've got it overclocked. Good stuff. Still they are just shiny toys. Even when i can install a proper linux distro, it will still be just a convienient coffee table device for quickly surfing to get tv listings or watching youtube vids. Oh lest i forget it is a great ereader, though a bit heavy. I'm glad i have one, but i have better things to drop $500 on. One other thing. All these type devices are driven by the apps that consumers will buy. No apps no gadget goodness. Remember BeOS or OS2? Had them both at one time. Both stable and much better than Win3/95, but as a user there just wasnt much stuff beyond the os itself to do.
I would like someone to make an argument that these tablets are more than consumer trinkets mostly (latest status/ego boost hotness), i'd listen but i don't think it's going to happen.

Posted at 2011-09-30T14:32:09Z relating to the show hpr0821 which was released on 2011-09-25 by MrGadgets entitled Why Android tablets suck !. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sgtron says:

I bought a clip+ based on this podcast that I picked up on ebay for about $35 for a refurbished 8GB model, but unfortunately I didn't like rockbox on it. I found the rockbox navigation to be a bit flakey and the fm radio popped unless you exited the play screen. I do find the stock firmware fine for recording even though you can't monitor the sidetone.

Posted at 2011-09-30T05:18:06Z relating to the show hpr0818 which was released on 2011-09-20 by pokey entitled Sansa Clip Plus for podcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


John says: I agree...

This is a copy of a post I made a while back about Android stuff...
John Zimm - Aug 22, 2011 - Limited
"This is my response to Bryan on LAS and his ideas on HP and Linux ect.. I am a newbie to Linux. I have completely switched over to it. So, here I am enjoying my old HP desktop with Pentium 4. Then I learn about the bearded dude, and I loved what he is saying about GNU. So I started to feel like this whole Linux thing isn’t fake and is not lying to me. That is important. For example, I got made when I heard new ideas were formulated and High schools did not teach me these new things because they were not what we had been taught in the past… no flexibility, no courage and no respect for us to change the school books to reflect how history really looked or what led up to it. Or how we are animals ect. ect. You get the picture. So, now, after watching LAS and listening to other shows, I am interested in paying the data plan (for the first time) and getting a smart phone. So, I was really confused when I heard everyone talk about Android this and Android that. I don’t give a shit about a cheap knock-off of Linux, or something that runs Linux in the background, or how ever you say it. I wanted to stick with what I just learned… LINUX. Everyone was talking about how flexible and scalable Linux is, but I can’t have it on my phone? So, I moved on. I started to get interested in tablets… HOLLY SHIT, THOSE RUN THAT STUPID ANDROID, FAKE LINUX TOO. Remember, I am a newbie, so I don’t have a sense of where things in Linux came from or started, or how great Android is. Sorry if I don’t appreciate Android. But let's get real, The big company Google, didn't fit into my new found ideals. But, I want my Mint 11 on a tablet. Is that to much to ask for. I hate that I am not smart. I am just a geek-wanna-be. I hate that I can’t pick one device at a time, (phone or tablet) and make Mint 11 run on it, then upload an iso for everyone to use. So, when I heard Bryan say that about how we should not be relying on other OSs that can be pulled after 46 days… I am totally , totally totally, on board. I do have other skills, and maybe I can help in some way. Let’s get this BITCH rolling. When I used to daydream about this, I came up with naming the device that I was going to invent… wait for it… “L”. And after watching the LAS show, I came up with calling the distro, “GLD”, for GNU Linux Debian. PS,as I am about to hit share, I see a post below my,that says, "Touchdroid, Android for HP Touchpad Project Started". Why not Linux, for HP Touchpad project??????????????????????????"

Posted at 2011-09-29T02:09:27Z relating to the show hpr0821 which was released on 2011-09-25 by MrGadgets entitled Why Android tablets suck !. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Brad says: Amazon Kindle Fire

I'm excited to say that Amazon has their 'Android' Kindle Fire tablet available for pre-order. I found out about it while listening to your tablet rant, and thought it would make a good update.

Thanks for all the content Mr. Gadget, keep up the good work!

Posted at 2011-09-28T16:46:37Z relating to the show hpr0821 which was released on 2011-09-25 by MrGadgets entitled Why Android tablets suck !. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


neddludd says: Practical

Thanks Tracy for the useful information, I appreciated the re thinking of the survivalism term to include a whole lot more than stockpiling guns and ammo for the "coming armageddon"

regards

Posted at 2011-09-28T08:49:06Z relating to the show hpr0816 which was released on 2011-09-18 by Tracy Holz_Holzster entitled Modern Survivalism part 1 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


TheL0grus says:

This has to be one of the worst reviews I have ever heard. I am typing this on my Acre a500 tablet. I spent a lot of time researching the tablet I wanted before I purchased one which the reviewer clearly didn't do. My first choice is this one

Posted at 2011-09-26T21:16:28Z relating to the show hpr0821 which was released on 2011-09-25 by MrGadgets entitled Why Android tablets suck !. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Klaatu says: Angry

They're all patent trolls.

If corporate america justifies itself by saying that competition breeds excellence, then patents quell that.

If you just think that technology should keep advancing and getting better, then patents hinder that as well.

The only thing patents seem to be good for is to ensure that someone makes a lot of dough off something that probably wasn't even invented or developed in a vacuum.

Great show, Mr. Gadgets. I sometimes wish you had a video cast, where you dressed up in wacky pseudo-scientist outfits and did fun experiments that we could all try at home. But until you get that television deal, I'll settle for your very fine HPR audio shows.

Posted at 2011-09-26T13:21:05Z relating to the show hpr0812 which was released on 2011-09-12 by MrGadgets entitled Are they a patent trool. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Klaatu says: great information thanks

Great episode! Recipes sound delicious, although not having a kitchen I probably won't be trying them anytime soon.

But yeah budget living, or living minimally, is great. It's amazing how few bills you can have it you just simplify...and the fewer bills, the less work you have to do, which in the end leaves more time for haxooring.

Posted at 2011-09-26T12:38:50Z relating to the show hpr0816 which was released on 2011-09-18 by Tracy Holz_Holzster entitled Modern Survivalism part 1 . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Agreed

I agree, the sansa devices make great little recording devices. I don't have a Clip, but I do have the fuze, and I used it at OLF to do interviews. The storage capicity, as long as you plan ahead and leave space for the recording, is great, the battery lasted the entire day and for days thereafter, and the mic and sound quality was fine. As much as I love my tablet (nokia n800), nothing but the storage is really anywhere near the quality that the fuze provided me.

On the other hand, the Fuze as a media player (even with Rockbox) leaves a little to be desired...

Posted at 2011-09-26T12:26:15Z relating to the show hpr0818 which was released on 2011-09-20 by pokey entitled Sansa Clip Plus for podcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: aolserver

well let's wait for AOL to prove themselves before we go jumping to adopt their server. I've personally not heard of them but I'll keep an eye out.

Posted at 2011-09-26T02:43:53Z relating to the show hpr0820 which was released on 2011-09-22 by klaatu entitled Setting up a web server and a mySQL server, from a series on Networking. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Tim Francisco says: Great Show!

Thanks for the great HPR show. I have enjoyed listening to OTR for some time. Now you have given us some great new information on new dramas as well as OTR links.


DeepGeek says: A Big-Name server you may not have considered

Hi, Klaatu,
Loved the podcast. Your idea of urging listeners to try different servers was great, but your choices of nginx, apache, and lighttpd seemed to indicate an interest in "big name" webservers.
I thought you might want to consider something else "big name." Did you know that the webserver that powers AOL, aolserver4, is an open-source project? Check out aolserver.com. They boast not of some obscure benchmark, but rather of extreme scalability and a huge number of languages embedded and multiple API's, and multiple database platform support.
I haven't tired it myself, but I thought you'd like to know...
---
DeepGeek

Posted at 2011-09-24T03:50:08Z relating to the show hpr0820 which was released on 2011-09-22 by klaatu entitled Setting up a web server and a mySQL server, from a series on Networking. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: Arch show

Will be great to hear an Arch install show, Thanks!

Posted at 2011-09-09T19:01:30Z relating to the show hpr0810 which was released on 2011-09-08 by Joe Wakumara entitled Hello HPR!. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Broam says: Error in interview notes

The LUG mentioned is incorrectly listed in the transcription notes. It should be "UCLUG" - the Upstate Carolina Linux user group.

Their website is www.uclug.org.

Posted at 2011-09-07T13:39:30Z relating to the show hpr0808 which was released on 2011-09-06 by Broam entitled Interview with Yancy Smith. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


z says:

What John Lydon record is that in the background?

Posted at 2011-08-30T01:46:53Z relating to the show hpr0798 which was released on 2011-08-23 by Germ entitled The IBM Model M Keyboard. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Podcasting is a learning experience

Hi AG,

Don't worry about it, we were able to hear your content. You already know why there was so much road noise, so now all you need to do is figure out how to improve it. I suggest going back and listening to D.S. Yates Lotta Linux Links podcasts to hear how he got around it.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-08-29T05:37:24Z relating to the show hpr0800 which was released on 2011-08-25 by Sunzofman1 entitled WebOS. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AG says:

My apologies for the poor audio. Road noise caused by old vehicle and very sensitive bluetooth headset ;-) Nonetheless, I enjoyed the opportunity and welcome any feedback.

Posted at 2011-08-28T01:18:23Z relating to the show hpr0800 which was released on 2011-08-25 by Sunzofman1 entitled WebOS. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Krayon says: Another way (in BASH)

Another way you can do this would be use the special $'string' expansion which is treated specially and expands string with backslash-escaped characters replaced as specified by the ANSI C standard (see under QUOTING of the bash(1) man page for more info).

You could therefore do something like this:
grep "first"$'\t'"second" file.txt

This is also REALLY useful for weird characters (it supports \nnn, \U (unicode)) etc and the like.

Posted at 2011-08-26T17:01:18Z relating to the show hpr0787 which was released on 2011-08-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Grep for tab, from a series on Summer Shorts. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: Love the model m

The guys at my lug scrounged me up one and I cant imagine going back..

Posted at 2011-08-26T02:00:54Z relating to the show hpr0798 which was released on 2011-08-23 by Germ entitled The IBM Model M Keyboard. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Curbuntu says: ...and the old Northgate keyboards

Germ,
You're absolutely right. The IBM Model-M keyboard was amazing. I was glad when Northgate picked up the design and continued to sell their version of it (late '80s). While listening to your episode, my fingers experienced a wave of nostalgia. I wonder -- does anyone make an ergonomic keyboard using the same key mechanism?
Curbuntu

Posted at 2011-08-25T20:16:54Z relating to the show hpr0798 which was released on 2011-08-23 by Germ entitled The IBM Model M Keyboard. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


jogos de motos says:

To add the new PPA open the Ubuntu Program Middle, go to the Edit Menu, and select Program Sources. Access the Other Program Tab in the Program Sources Window and add the first of the PPAs shown below (outlined in red). The second PPA will be automatically added to your technique.

Have you been wanting an simple way to set KeePass Password Safe two up on your Linux systems? Then get prepared to rejoice. Now you can get that KeePass goodness on your Ubuntu or Debian-Based Linux technique using a PPA, the Command Line, or manual installation files.

Posted at 2011-08-25T19:41:48Z relating to the show hpr0023 which was released on 2008-01-31 by StankDawg entitled Software Review: K e e P a s s . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


jogos de motos says: jogos de motos

i Love IDM download manager this is too fast

Posted at 2011-08-25T19:05:21Z relating to the show hpr0798 which was released on 2011-08-23 by Germ entitled The IBM Model M Keyboard. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


virtualdirt says:

I found one of these keyboards at a goodwill store and used it gleefully for a couple of years.
Its ruggedness was a stark contrast to the throw away keyboards made nowadays. It felt like an IBM Selectric, (if you every used one)

It was a flashback to High School and College...

I was heart broken when my wife allowed my toddler to remove the keycaps and put them in his huge lego pile! She hated the clickity click of the keyboard.

To this day, I think it was a passive aggressive act of sabotage.

I'm divorced now, and my kids are beyond legos.

I haven't listened to the podcast , but already I'm shopping for another one.

Posted at 2011-08-24T05:47:15Z relating to the show hpr0798 which was released on 2011-08-23 by Germ entitled The IBM Model M Keyboard. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


aaron b says: Great instrutions

A very logical and methodical set of instructions. I listen to alot of podcast, and resent the type were people just sit and talk.

For people that have no order in their work like me, thanks.

Posted at 2011-08-19T20:10:01Z relating to the show hpr0774 which was released on 2011-07-20 by Robin Catling entitled Full Cirle Podcast Part Two Recording Editing the Podcast. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Hoovra's take

Would you care to talk a bit about why you think Somalia or Iraq are exemplars of personal liberty and the non-initiation of force?

Minus the _ad hominem_, of course.

Posted at 2011-08-18T02:07:49Z relating to the show hpr0783 which was released on 2011-08-02 by Dismal Science entitled Libertarianism + IT, a match made in heaven?. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Loved the show.

I had it sped up as well as having it converted to mono but I went back and listened to it properly and it was excellent. I had never heard Biaural Recording before and I must say was very impressed.

Posted at 2011-08-17T05:37:41Z relating to the show hpr0785 which was released on 2011-08-04 by Quvmoh entitled binaural recording. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh "coovmoh" :-) says: Thanks for the mention

Shucks here I had a real audio dude listen to my recordings and he did it at double speed, any chance you could give it a listen and tell me how it sounded? My friends and family usually just humor me :-) Love your spots! Quvmoh.

Posted at 2011-08-16T19:01:36Z relating to the show hpr0792 which was released on 2011-08-16 by MrGadgets entitled Biaural Recording. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


rowinggolfer says: Thanks for the heads up.

wow.. why had I never heard of this? it's awesome. guake is going to improve my productivity no end.

many thanks.

Posted at 2011-08-15T07:06:35Z relating to the show hpr0790 which was released on 2011-08-11 by diablomarcus entitled guake a drop-down terminal emulator. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


hoovra says: Lbertarianism is for children

When you want to talk about living in Somalia or Iraq, the current Libertarian countries it will be informative. Hope you get the capital for the electric infrastructure to work IT.

Posted at 2011-08-12T23:31:10Z relating to the show hpr0783 which was released on 2011-08-02 by Dismal Science entitled Libertarianism + IT, a match made in heaven?. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Stephen says: Re: ep 788 on Bitcoin

Enjoyed episode 788 on further research into Bitcoin. Nice and calmly presented. Would have been even better with the research all prepared beforehand rather than having spots where it's clearly going on during the recording :-), but still there was some good info presented beyond what we've already heard. I was particularly interested in the part early on about U.S. legal aspects of money transmittal (which I think shouldn't properly apply to Bitcoin, but which I expect the gov't to try to use anyhow to assert control over it).

Posted at 2011-08-10T02:39:01Z relating to the show hpr0788 which was released on 2011-08-09 by JWP entitled Bitcoin. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Buffalo Pete says: Interesting!

I second the comments about "talking over each other," but I did want to say that I found the subject matter really interesting, and I look forward to hearing more!


Buffalo Pete says: Thanks!

I've really enjoyed this series, thanks for taking the time to put these episodes together! I'm sorry to see it come to an end, but you wrapped it up really well. I hope to hear from you again!


Frank says:

I am sorry to say that you are in error.

The worst movie ever made was Killdozer, starring Clink Walker and a bulldozer possessed by an alien rock. Neither the bulldozer nor Clint Walker was capable of acting.

Second is Terror Is a Man, sort of based on the Island of Dr. Moreau, but without direction, action, writing, cinematography, or creativity or any sort.

Posted at 2011-07-29T04:12:36Z relating to the show hpr0763 which was released on 2011-07-05 by MrGadgets entitled Worst movie ever. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Meh says: I disagree

I listened to the entire episode and I thought the general idea was that cloud makes a lot of things easier and safer. I didn't get any vibe of a single system being impossible to secure. I agree that a single machine is the solution for most users (like myself) with a single site, but I don't think you got the point of the show. They overall theme, as I heard it, was to think of the good but also the bad of going to a cloud option.


stefodestructo says: A major correction.

Bash is most definitively NOT built into the kernel. Case in point, by default in every distro I've used, the root user's shell is set to sh not bash.


mail junky says: details.

Maybe I should explain myself. There was a time when "systems analysis" was used. You evaluate the needs to solve a problem. If you have a web application where you only have a limited number of users and storage size is not a priority, why set up a high availability zillion multi-node servers for such a project. I.e. student testing lab at a college. Everything is in degrees. Secondly. the notion that a single server especially a linux box could not be secure is ludicrous. Sounds like someone who is inept at linux and wants to make excuses. Reminds me of some MSWindows administrators I used to know. Be that is at it may, considering how the highly touted Amazon services have had so many security issues, I definitely would not consider it a stellar example of a robust system at any level. Do not get me wrong I was a Novell, Linux, and MSWindows administrator for over ten years, so I feel I might have a clue about all this. If you pay me enough, I will use any OS.
By the way, you actually can go from a single server to a multi node set up without taking anything down. The best way is to set up the original server ahead of time with the capabilities, so it is a matter of plug and play. Guess that is all part of the systems analysis to tie it all together.


pokey says: Great interview.

I loved this interview, every minute of it. I'd been contemplating switching to Duck Duck Go for a while now, but this episode convinced me to go for it. I've been loving DDG since this interview posted. Thank you both for doing this show.

Posted at 2011-07-26T18:20:34Z relating to the show hpr0773 which was released on 2011-07-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mail junkie says:

Bravo! Bravo! By the way RS has promised to be more tinkerer friendly. I know they expanded the parts section of the RS near me. I like to build a robot from scratch with an an old pc. Long live the "Robot builder's Bonanza" book!

Posted at 2011-07-26T14:17:29Z relating to the show hpr0776 which was released on 2011-07-24 by MrGadgets entitled Open Shorts ep 3. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mail junky says:

After listening to a couple of minutes of the first expert, I got tired of listening to that crock of crap.


Alison Chaiken says: Thought-provoking first effort

Best episode of HPR I've heard in a while despite often inscrutable audio quality. I will have to go back and find the "Spics in Tech" or whatever that episode was called now. Your little mini-debate about whether social media APIs or cheap hardware will be more important for attracting a new audience for FLOSS was particularly insightful.


Ken Fallon says: The views expressed are not necessaries those of hpr ...

Hi Brother Mouse,

We are just the administrators of the site not the censors of it. We don't apply any restrictions on the show content nor should we on the comments.

Needless to say 0x0's comments do not necessaries those of hpr ... That said, it gave me greater pleasure pressing approve on your comments than that of 0x0.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-07-14T19:36:53Z relating to the show hpr0766 which was released on 2011-07-10 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets finds Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: I'm a little surprised...

...the 0x0 comment got approved. Basic civility nourishes and supports any community, folks.

Posted at 2011-07-14T13:01:52Z relating to the show hpr0766 which was released on 2011-07-10 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets finds Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Mightyanonymouse says:

That set up sounds like something that came right out of Larry Ellison's mouth talking about super terminals for home and biz. As for the plan, someone is looking through rose colored glasses. Sounds good in theory till you get into the real world. They will have to pry away my free standing computer from my dying arms before I would let someone take over all my information.

Posted at 2011-07-12T21:06:45Z relating to the show hpr0767 which was released on 2011-07-11 by klaatu entitled Maddog and "super dumb terminals", from a series on SELF 2011. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Contributing

Hi 0x0,

Please see The GNU World Order, July 8, 2011: Episode 6x14 (http://www.thebadapples.info/audiophile/gnuWorldOrder_6x14.ogg) as to why that unfortunately won't be happening as much as we all would like.

Fortunately there is an easy way to resolve the issue of too many podcasts on a particular topic and that is to contribute to HPR and to get more people to contribute to HPR. If you click on the link Contribute, you can find a list of the many ways you yourself can help. If you don't want to record a show your self, you can send us ideas on what you do want to hear about. Had you put that in your comments we might have been able to convince klaatu to do a show about it.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Posted at 2011-07-12T05:20:37Z relating to the show hpr0766 which was released on 2011-07-10 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets finds Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


0x0 says:

I am getting sick of these Linux cherry popping podcasts... who the fuck cares how you first encountered Linux.We need more Klaatu!!!!!!!!!!

Posted at 2011-07-11T06:15:41Z relating to the show hpr0766 which was released on 2011-07-10 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets finds Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


BadCam says: Great Show.

I didn't mind the audio quality at all. It felt like I was walking with you. For me, it was a sound-scape. I enjoyed the show and the sound effects just made it more interesting.

(I do issue with the audio quality, but it's ONLY about the levels of the Intro and Outro's matching the podcast itself. Our ears are precious and especially if you're wearing earpieces. It's more a matter of safety for me, not quality.)

Posted at 2011-07-09T05:09:40Z relating to the show hpr0756 which was released on 2011-06-26 by Joel entitled Basics of RF. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Timttmy says: Theatre of the imagination

Just had to say I do enjoy listening to this season. I do love a good audio book or radio play.
Keep 'em coming.

Marshall.


Jared says: laptop battery life

how is your experience with battery life on the new linux laptop?

great episode, btw

--Jared

Posted at 2011-07-06T17:03:07Z relating to the show hpr0757 which was released on 2011-06-28 by Epicanis entitled Episode 0: . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Billy says: VROOM

Hey Joel, ThanVROOMks for contributingVROOM to Hacker Public Radio.VROOM One note though. A lot ofVROOM people listen while driving. I happened toVROOM listen to yours whileVROOM bicycling. More than a few times. I nearlyVROOM swerved into a ditch because I heard a semi-truckVROOM coming up from behindVROOM to hit me. Then I realized it wasVROOM on the recording, and IVROOM tuned it out, and almost DIDVROOM get hit because some silly driverVROOM had the gall to make the samVROOMe noise that wasVROOM perforating your episode.VROOM

Posted at 2011-07-04T16:53:09Z relating to the show hpr0756 which was released on 2011-06-26 by Joel entitled Basics of RF. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


lostnbronx says:

Great series! Keep 'em coming!

Posted at 2011-07-02T14:25:32Z relating to the show hpr0755 which was released on 2011-06-23 by Bariman entitled LINUX JAZZ BALLIN' THE JACK, from a series on LinuxJAZZ. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Loved the show.

Hi Joel,

Thanks for doing this show (for me). I had never considered that radio was just another form of light but it seems so obvious.

You've joined my special club of "recording while out of breath" trail-blazed by myself in hpr0078 but at least you were trying to prove a point. As droops said to me back then when people complained, HPR is about quality of content and not (necessarily) about quality of audio. You covered a very difficult topic very well. I would love to hear a HPR episode carried out over the radio. That would give us a real sense of what the audio quality would be like.

I got a lot out of the episode an I hope you continue to produce more episodes in this series.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-06-30T18:17:30Z relating to the show hpr8220 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Epicanis says: Thanks very much for the feedback!

I honestly had no idea how this would be received, so it's good to know somebody likes it.

And I'll something to say about "consumers" in the next episode...

Posted at 2011-06-30T03:30:20Z relating to the show hpr0757 which was released on 2011-06-28 by Epicanis entitled Episode 0: . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


max says: great podcast

"Dell you suck!" thanks, that made my day :)

Posted at 2011-06-29T14:22:10Z relating to the show hpr0757 which was released on 2011-06-28 by Epicanis entitled Episode 0: . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dismal science says: Great Show

Thanks for taking the time and effort.

You have a good sense of humor, and your product review was helpful.

I look forward to your next production.

Consumer oriented content is always interesting; trying to dissect why companies do the things they do, and why consumers do the things they do.

I will probably publish a show on a similar topic.

Posted at 2011-06-28T19:47:59Z relating to the show hpr0757 which was released on 2011-06-28 by Epicanis entitled Episode 0: . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: BRAVO!!!!

This is awesome. You had me loling all the way to work. The drivers next to me at the stop lights were quite concerned.

I'm not finished with the episode yet, but I just had to post a comment while I'm near a computer today.

Please keep this up. A monthly show like this would be great.

btw; I have about a half a dozen HPR stickers left. I couldn't live with myself if you didn't get one of them after this episode. Please shoot me an email so I can send one out to you.

Posted at 2011-06-28T12:18:25Z relating to the show hpr0757 which was released on 2011-06-28 by Epicanis entitled Episode 0: . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


demi says:

now this is someone i could listen to! :)

really interesting stuff, and i could listen to you all day; feels like i'm smarter already! :)

Posted at 2011-06-28T01:14:57Z relating to the show hpr0755 which was released on 2011-06-23 by Bariman entitled LINUX JAZZ BALLIN' THE JACK, from a series on LinuxJAZZ. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


demi says:

dude, what the hell, why do you sound so nervous?

this one sounded really ill-prepared, your stammering and breathing were really annoying to listen to, no offense, but you should probably plan your podcasts in future, and speak with more conviction.

thanks for the effort though.

Posted at 2011-06-28T00:09:53Z relating to the show hpr0756 which was released on 2011-06-26 by Joel entitled Basics of RF. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Enjoyed the list

... and I totally agree about Babbage.

Posted at 2011-06-27T14:43:57Z relating to the show hpr0748 which was released on 2011-06-14 by Dismal Science entitled My Favorite Audiocasts. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Dodgy Geezer says: You already have a Universal Lnguage.

English. Esperanto is a dream, a failure and could never realistically succeed. If there's any language that has a chance to actually work, it will only be a real language, not some airy fairy hotch potch conglomerate of words.


monsterb says: great show

Besides talking over each other.. I thought the sound quality and content was great. I'm looking forward to future episodes.


gatton says:

Apparently the application was Informix Wingz? I had a hard time when googling for it since the show title says "Wings". Interesting topic. Thanks for sharing!

Posted at 2011-06-23T16:31:11Z relating to the show hpr0745 which was released on 2011-06-09 by MrGadgets entitled Wingz. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Enjoyed your show

Looking forward to your next ep.

Posted at 2011-06-22T08:07:29Z relating to the show hpr0750 which was released on 2011-06-16 by NewAgeTechnoHippie entitled My path to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Lord drachenblut says:

We apologize for this. This was a first attempt at recording this way. Hopefully the next one will be much better


Stephen says:

Aaaugh! Talking over each other so much! (But the still listenable content was good.)


Daniel Jonsson says:

I have only been using Linux as my main OS for about half a year now, but I have also ended up with Arch. :)
I have tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Linux Mint, but they didn't really feel like OSes that fitted me.

Posted at 2011-06-19T00:18:03Z relating to the show hpr0750 which was released on 2011-06-16 by NewAgeTechnoHippie entitled My path to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mail junky says:

Gosh that brings back a few memories. I used to work in a computer software store back in the middle 1980's.

Posted at 2011-06-10T22:01:50Z relating to the show hpr0745 which was released on 2011-06-09 by MrGadgets entitled Wingz. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


scriptmunkee says: You're not alone

Dismal Science & Sunzofman1, First I wanted to say that I enjoyed the show. It was good to hear about FLOSS from an ethnic perspective. I always felt like I was the only black person in FLOSS also, which was nieve of me. Now I know that there are 3 of us. ;-)


g says:

Great show, Joel. I don't know much about HAM radio, but your show made me want to look into it. I'm looking forward to the other episodes.

Posted at 2011-06-09T17:30:03Z relating to the show hpr0738 which was released on 2011-05-31 by Joel entitled Short History of Ham Radio and How I got Involved. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Bad but Audible

Hi Z,

Sorry about the audio quality which I'll accept responsibility for. This was our first time using mumble and there were a few teething issues. Immediately after recording this show we recorded HPR0741 where we had (some) of the issues resolved.

Going forward we hope to introduce some guidelines for getting good audio quality from a mumble recording but that was no reason not to use the interview. So apologies for the poor audio quality but our focus is on content and if the show is audible we'll put it out.

On a related note we have only 8 shows in the queue so if you would like to record an audio segment give me a shout.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-06-08T05:02:52Z relating to the show hpr0742 which was released on 2011-06-06 by Dave entitled How I Got Into Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


z says: unbearable quality

Sorry, but this one make such bad cracking sounds that its a pain to listen to.

Posted at 2011-06-07T16:56:19Z relating to the show hpr0742 which was released on 2011-06-06 by Dave entitled How I Got Into Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Morgauxo says: What bills?

Ubuntu's direction scares me... Not because of Unity but because of Wayland. I respect people's right to run Unity if they want to, or Gnome or KDE or FVWM if that's their choice. But run it under X!

The wayland developers have been very clear about not being interested in supporting network transparency. I would say to the point of arrogance. They are very dismissive over people's concerns about that feature. That particular feature of X is one of my favorite things about the current typical Linux environment.

I don't use Ubuntu. I haven't cared for Gnome since all the preferences started moving into the registry. That's one of my least favorite features of Windows, I surely don't want it in Linux. I care about the direction Ubuntu takes because they are the leader right now. There seems to be way more hype around Ubuntu then the other distros combined. I fear that where they go the others will follow. I don't want to see a day when the new applications are all written for Wayland.

So what bills do Canonical pay? Do they subsidize Gnome development? Not every Linux user uses Gnome. Gnome existed a long time before Canonical did anyway. Actually, pretty much all of GNU/Linux existed before Canonical. It can exist without Canonical.

Open source proved it can exist and thrive without corporate sponsorship a long time ago. Could Canonical exist without open source? I don't think so.


Posted at 2011-06-01T17:36:23Z relating to the show hpr0736 which was released on 2011-05-29 by JWP entitled Stop the Ubuntu 11.04 whining. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


claudiom says: Audio Recording

It's obvious that this along with the previous episode had some good content and I was eager to listen to them. However, it was very difficult for me to listen to the last 2 episodes because of the extreme panning done on the voices. This doesn't work very well with voice recordings because we don't naturally hear conversations split that way in real life. Unfortunately, this meant that I had to skip these two episodes.

IIRC, Skype Call Recorder does end up doing this to the recording (I remember going through this with Linux Basement). The solution for me was to import the audio to Audacity (you can use any audio editor, of course), split the channels, and then pan them accordingly so they were only slightly panned from one another. I kindly ask that you please consider this in your future episodes. The quality of the audio isn't much of an issue as it's obvious the content is good, but the extreme panning becomes a distraction from the good content.

Thanks!


marcoz says: at least one...

Cillian,
I think I missed a bunch. :)

Only so many hours in the day.
You're right, I didn't talk about firefox, perl, python, ... having their own way of installing stuff. I rambled enough as it is, I'd hate to imagine how much more I would have had I brought those up. yaourt (pacman alternative for arch linux) has that ability and ebuild also can do that with perl. It'd be really cool if that was a more standard thing. Thanks for listening and the comment!

Kyashii,
There's nothing fashionable about it from my perspective. I've heard almost noone complain of package system proliferation, in any of the forums, chatrooms, mailing lists or news aggretators that I visit regularly. In fact, I hear exactly the opposite on a fairly regular basis. Someone excited about their project, a new package manager that either fixes a certain problem in another one or a fun project they have been 'kicking around and have been working on for the last 6 months' Possibly we hang out in different areas though.

I don't see packaging as similar to the 'everyone runs GNOME, KDE, .... argument. Those are about choice. Please refer to my comments about 'things able to run on the same system'

I don't believe the file system heirarchy or dynamic vs static libs or system init scripts as unscalable walls. Are there differences to be figured out? Of course, but a file that lies on libcups.so.1.2 or libcups.a relies on that library regardless of where it lives. (use /etc/ld.so.conf) THings like how the daemon gets started, obviously depends on the particular system, but to say that things like this make it impossible to have one packaging system but still allow multiple distros is something that I don't believe. Thanks for listening and commenting.

Posted at 2011-05-31T03:02:29Z relating to the show hpr0733 which was released on 2011-05-24 by marcoz entitled Linux Packaging Systems (too many). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Cillian de Róiste says: NixOS

My comment seems to have been chopped off. I mentioned NixOS which has a very radical approach to package and configuration management and (Nix) can comfortably co-exist on systems which use other package managers.

Posted at 2011-05-30T22:19:35Z relating to the show hpr0733 which was released on 2011-05-24 by marcoz entitled Linux Packaging Systems (too many). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


AngerFish says: "whining"


People have been giving deserved criticism to Ubuntu and Shuttleworth for the design choices made, and for you to characterize this as "whining" is the height of cuntitude. People are invested in Ubuntu both in install base and possibly support contracts, and they have every right to criticize the distro, should they choose to, without you belittling their opinions as "whining".
I find it hilarious that you seem to think that Canonical is doing what they do out of the goodness of their hearts, while they continue to leech on open source projects, trying to turn them proprietary at every turn.

Posted at 2011-05-30T19:58:00Z relating to the show hpr0736 which was released on 2011-05-29 by JWP entitled Stop the Ubuntu 11.04 whining. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


BadCam says: Great shows guys.

You're a laugh a minute. I like it. You're the two funniest people in Linux podcasting.


brother mouse says: another approach

Since you like bash:
alias rm="rm -i"

Posted at 2011-05-28T13:52:25Z relating to the show hpr0731 which was released on 2011-05-22 by klaatu entitled Klaatu the ubiquity and potential danger of the rm command. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


t13one says: Re:SSH forwarding

2 additions to JBu92's comment: 1.) The type of proxy running on this dynamic port should be SOCKS5. 2.) You should also make sure your browser is tunelling all DNS requests through this connection. In Firefox's about:config page, "network.proxy.socks_remote_dns" should be true.

Posted at 2011-05-28T00:11:10Z relating to the show hpr0723 which was released on 2011-05-10 by klaatu entitled How to be a safe computerist, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Kyashii says:

This is kind of the "fashionable" thing to complain about today. Much like people believing that everyone runs either Gnome, (Unity,) KDE, XFCE or LXDE and that no other desktops matter.

First of all I would say that GUI frontends aren't really a part of the package manager, hence I think those don't really matter in this discussion, and I think it is a bit unfair to count those alongside package managers.

The problem with saying that there are too many package managers is that it is like saying there are too many Linux distros.

Because of file system layout differences, differences in init scripts, differences in how current the distros want to stay, differences in if the want to do source or binary packages, differences in if they think it is the role of the package manager to handle dependencies, differences in if they want to do rolling release or separate release versions... and so on every distro would still need to have it's own set of repositories which would negate a lot of the benefits of having a single package manager since packages would still not be cross-compatible.

This means that as long as there is distro choice it seems impossible to ever make packages fully cross-compatible to the point where a user could install a package on any distro. A lot of packages would work if you put in a lot of user-interaction for where things are on your computer and you do packaging like sta.li where everything is statically linked so there are no dependencies... but it wouldn't work anyway if the package relies on a certain version of the kernel, X11 or a driver etc as statically linking those wouldn't really make sense.

Since there is no one way to structure a Linux filesystem, a Linux init system or a Linux release schedule you will never really fix that issue if you do not want to cut Linux down to one single distro.

Posted at 2011-05-27T07:03:24Z relating to the show hpr0733 which was released on 2011-05-24 by marcoz entitled Linux Packaging Systems (too many). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Cillian de Róiste says: You missed one! :D

Nice podcast! I do agree and (although you alluded to it) I think you didn't explicitly mention how really *every application* and programming language also has it's very own package manager (Firefox, LibreOffice, Perl, Ruby etc.).

I've run a fair variety of distros in my time too and this is a problem that also bugged me. That, and the fact that packaging systems often make life difficult. You may need to wait months for the next release until you can install the latest version of an application, or be forced to run an entirely unstable version of your distro even though you only care about one of two applications. Also, if something goes wrong, you can't easily jump back to a working system.

While I agree that there are already too many packaging systems out there which do roughly the same thing I've found a system which truly fixes a lot of problems for me and it uses a very different and radical package manager. Amazingly, you didn't mention it in your comprehensive listing, but it's not surprising really. I think people are feeling the same fatigue you present and just aren't interested in yet another system.

I

Posted at 2011-05-25T18:43:38Z relating to the show hpr0733 which was released on 2011-05-24 by marcoz entitled Linux Packaging Systems (too many). Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


z says: correction

SCSI is Small Computer System Interface.

Posted at 2011-05-23T15:38:52Z relating to the show hpr0726 which was released on 2011-05-15 by MrGadgets entitled Journey to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


diablomarcus says: Will be useful sooner than I thought

Seeing as my current laptop just blew up, I'm going to be building a gaming computer. Going back to relisten to these :) Thanks!


Cillian de Róiste says: Great interviews

Just wanted to say that I really enjoy your podcasts code.cruncher. Very relaxed and informative. Thanks!

Posted at 2011-05-21T15:09:52Z relating to the show hpr0730 which was released on 2011-05-19 by code.cruncher entitled LFNW: Some Facts and 2 Interviews. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Lonnie says: music

I had to stop the episode a short way into it due to the music being so loud and the voice at a level that was almost silent. I use in ear headphones and it was painful, please adjust. I want to listen to this podcast if you put another one out.


klaatu says: thanks for the infos

Thanks for the info, thegreatgazoo. I figured I did it the hard way but amazingly that was kind of the only way I figured out how to do it. Sounds like z4root is the way to go. I just *knew* there had to be an easier way by now...

Posted at 2011-05-19T15:46:37Z relating to the show hpr0727 which was released on 2011-05-16 by klaatu entitled HOWTO root and mod an Andr0id phone.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Buffalo Pete says: Thanks!

What Pokey said!

thanks-
Pete

Posted at 2011-05-18T20:47:35Z relating to the show hpr0706 which was released on 2011-04-18 by Jonathan Nadeau entitled What to do when confronted with a blind person. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Buffalo Pete says: Unbelievable

Hearing Gagarin's voice during that flight is...amazing. Truly, he was speaking from the frontier. Everyone who's ever gone into space since, whether into orbit, to the ISS, or even to the moon, has in some way been following Yuri. But that day, he was truly going where no man had gone before.

Great show, Ken.

Posted at 2011-05-18T19:25:05Z relating to the show hpr0702 which was released on 2011-04-11 by Ken Fallon entitled 50th anniversary of human space flight. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


thegreatgazoo says:

More info on rooting

z4root will root many phones running android 2.1 and below. it is the easiest way to root because no computer is needed. just install the app and run. Just as klatuu mentioned, this will just sit there looking like its doing nothing. just wait and it will reboot when its done rooting.

get it here:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953

For just about all other phones (with a few exemptions) superoneclick will root your phone. They tell you to download the development kit but you do not have to. Klatuu did not have to either.
All you really need is the "ADB" program, and phone device driver.
On Linux, your golden, it will recognize your phone. On Windows, just search around for your phones driver. You can sometimes get the drivers from the manufacturers website, or from google. you can download the driver pack from google without downloading the SDK. just search around.
There is no need to download 300MB worth of software just to get a small program and driver.

3rd party drivers:
http://developer.android.com/sdk/oem-usb.html
Google driver pack:http://www.fileserve.com/file/5bgRBX5

There are some newer phones that have something called "s lock". these are harder but not impossible.
These have to be rooted kinda like klatuu did it. manually pushing files over, then some terminal kung-fu on the phone. after that, its clockwork mod to the rescue.

all these programs have detailed forums/faq/comments on what devices do and dont work. please read and make sure you are performing the correct procedure for your specific phone.

Posted at 2011-05-18T17:23:22Z relating to the show hpr0727 which was released on 2011-05-16 by klaatu entitled HOWTO root and mod an Andr0id phone.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


thegreatgazoo says:

Some info for flashing the Moto cliq in particular.

rooting: find and download z4root.
install it on your phone like any other app
open program, press the root button
u r now rooted

recovery: go to the market and install RomManager (this is clockworkmod)
open rommanager, press the install recovery button.
done.

Download rom: find a compatible rom for your phone. The cliq is old and not very well supported so rommanager did not find a rom for me. I found this port of cyanogen for the cliq. http://www.simply-android.com/discussion/1150/rom-cm4morrison-2.3-rev.-2-cyanogenmod-7-220411
copy it to the root of your sd card
Install rom: open rommanager, select "install rom from sd card"
pick the rom
check all the boxes
rommanager will do the reboot into recovery and install the rom for you. Ten it will reboot for you into the new OS.

Klatuu kinda did it the hard way.
on most phones, rooting is the hard part
after that rommmanager does most of the work for you, including finding and downloading the new rom, and installing it for you.

Posted at 2011-05-18T16:57:46Z relating to the show hpr0727 which was released on 2011-05-16 by klaatu entitled HOWTO root and mod an Andr0id phone.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Skype Call Recorder

Thanks Badcam,

It turns out that Skype Call Recorder can handle both sides. On the popup it showed that only one of the conference participants was been recorded but when we listened to the recording both were on one track.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-05-17T04:52:58Z relating to the show hpr0716 which was released on 2011-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled Behind the Scenes at HPR. A community update for the month 2011-04. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Badcam says: Skype Call Recorder....

Hey Guys. Love the shows. In this episode there was mention that Skype Call Recorder only recorded one side of the conversation. It actually can record both. You just have to move the slider in the Preferences under File Format. Make sure Save to Stereo is ticked and adjust the slider. If it's in the middle, you'll get both conversations. Better yet, you should be able to start two instances of Skype Call Recorder and have one slider set to the left to record only on channel and the other instances slider moved all the way to the right, so you can record the other channel separately. Even better, get both parties to run an instance of SCR and save only your own side of the conversation and mix them together later on for a really good quality MP3. Better listening for us :)

Keep it up guys. Loving it.

Posted at 2011-05-16T00:15:53Z relating to the show hpr0716 which was released on 2011-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled Behind the Scenes at HPR. A community update for the month 2011-04. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


JBu92 says: Re:SSH forwarding

to pipe your data through SSH, it'd be much better to do a real tunnel (ssh -d 8080 server) and pipe your browser's traffic through localhost:8080 (or whatever port you want to use). it's much less bandwidth-intensive than using remote apps, and it's easier to do from windows (just need putty, not putty and xming)

Posted at 2011-05-15T14:39:45Z relating to the show hpr0723 which was released on 2011-05-10 by klaatu entitled How to be a safe computerist, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: sox to the rescue

I mix down all my podcasts with sox to
mono using the "remix -" option. The tempo option speeds them up keeping the pitch.

sox "${FILE}" "${FILE}-faster-${SPEED}.ogg" -V9 tempo ${SPEED} remix -


pokey says:

I was looking at your response to lostnbronx's show # 721. If you write an AD, and you really do want HPR folks to read... I'm in if you want me.

Posted at 2011-05-12T18:29:58Z relating to the show hpr0717 which was released on 2011-05-02 by Slurry entitled My Switch from Windows to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: LOL diablomarcus... me too

The same thing happened to me, but I wear my earbud in my left ear. So between the two of us, we got the whole show. ;)

Luckily, I have rockbox on my clip+, and I was able to adjust it to output in mono, because this was a great episode.


claudiom says: LOL!

Hahaha, yeah I'll beta test it for you, but it has to be FINE Corinthian leather, otherwise I'm out. :-p

Glad you're enjoying the series. I have to stress, however, that it's the methodology that's important in this series, not so much the hardware I chose. I'll recap why this is in the next episode.


Bob Evans says: The digiac 3080 was a thrill

The http://home.att.net/~efelberbaum/digiac.htm web page dedicated to the digiac 3080 seems to be gone (except perhaps from the internet archive wayback machine.)

Viewing the picture in the show notes, the 3080 is completely contained within the desk in the foreground. The Selectric I/O writer and the switch/light panel atop the desk were two of the ways to load programs. There also was a paper tape reader and punch on the front side of the desk to the right of the man in the dark jacket. The 3080 I used also had a card reader but I do not see one in the picture.

The 3080 had 4096 words of memory, and each word contained 25 bits. There was no stack and program execution ran slowly, at about 1000 instructions per second. These machines were used for education; numerous hackers of my generation first got the thrill of a machine following our instructions on a digiac 3080.

PS:
I try to pronounce gnu with a silent G.

Posted at 2011-05-11T17:30:23Z relating to the show hpr0703 which was released on 2011-04-13 by Bob Evans entitled My Computer History. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Always love to hear from Mr. Montalban

Pretty cool stuff. I'd never think to do so much research on a mobo, but it's good to know that it's out there. I listened to this one at work, and it helped me ignore some pretty annoying customers. Thanks Claudio.

P.S. I'm thinking of making my own PC case out of fine Corinthian leather. Interested in Beta testing it for me? It's almost flame retardant.


Yogotiss says: The Power of Linux

I am really proud of how the fast the Linux community is growing. I have a friend with a similar story as yours. The only difference is I suggested Linux as an alternative for her and she uses it primarily. I love this episode and your willingness to try Linux. I'm going to play this episode again for others.

Posted at 2011-05-10T15:57:28Z relating to the show hpr0717 which was released on 2011-05-02 by Slurry entitled My Switch from Windows to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


lostnbronx says: Do It! Do It Now!

Thanks for the kind words. I'm telling you, if I can record this stuff, absolutely anyone can. And your idea just might sit around forever, gathering mental dust, if you don't take a stab. AD (audio drama) is an unbelievably versatile art form, which can be molded to, essentially, any vision you have in your head. And you'll like it. Trust me: I have an honest face.


Slurry says: More please

This was really good. Great encouragement to strike out deeper into the waters of audio drama ...etc. I'v had a book idea floating around in my head for years, but never considered doing it as audio. Hmmm... Might be able to cast some HPR regulars for parts. Definitely got me thinking. Thanks!


diablomarcus says: Loved it!

This was a great show and I really enjoyed it.

One suggestion though:
Could you mix the voices onto either Mono or to share the two voices on stereo (audacity can do either one)?

I usually listen to podcasts on only my right earphone so for the first part of the episode I was only able to hear one half of the conversation.

Thanks!


diablomarcus says: Would love to hear the followup

First one was really interesting, the second should be awesome too.

Thanks!

Posted at 2011-05-09T06:23:11Z relating to the show hpr0625 which was released on 2010-12-24 by pokey entitled Network Cabeling at Resno's House. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


JBu92 says:

wait... W. as the current president? how long ago was this recorded?


Ken Fallon says: Stickers

Hi Ponyboy,

Just email admin at hpr with your mailing address and we'll send you some stickers.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-05-06T18:02:38Z relating to the show hpr0716 which was released on 2011-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled Behind the Scenes at HPR. A community update for the month 2011-04. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


ponyboy says: Stickers

Are there still stickers available? I'd love to show my support for HPR.

Posted at 2011-05-05T03:43:43Z relating to the show hpr0716 which was released on 2011-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled Behind the Scenes at HPR. A community update for the month 2011-04. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


slurry says: Bluhing

Blushing a bit from pokey's comments. This was done in one take with some minor editing. Thanks for the episode suggestion on editing. I'm an amateur at it, but I'd be glad to share what seemed to work for me.

Thanks for the kind words pokey.

Posted at 2011-05-04T17:47:45Z relating to the show hpr0717 which was released on 2011-05-02 by Slurry entitled My Switch from Windows to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Another great first time contributor

Thank you, Slurry. This episode was awesome. I found myself smiling throughout the whole thing. Your delivery was first rate. Either you nailed this in one take, or you are a pro at editing, and you have to do an episode to tell us how to edit as well as you did.

It's great to hear another "geek" helping out at church, too.

I couldn't agree more about how Linux makes me feel when using it, especially compared to windows. I also love knowing that I can share that feeling with anyone who's interested. You said that you were amazed by your first live CD. How about the first time you saw gparted do a non-destructive partition edit, or heard that ext3 didn't need to be defragmented?

I LOVE that you popped the CD drive open with a pen to avoid ever booting windows. If I ever buy a new laptop, I'm doing exactly that.

If you decide to do more shows, I'd love to hear how you taught yourself python. Learning python is on my long list.

Thanks for a fantastic show.

--
pokey

Posted at 2011-05-03T22:47:30Z relating to the show hpr0717 which was released on 2011-05-02 by Slurry entitled My Switch from Windows to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Bariman says: Thanks for a very informative discussion

I was unaware of the BinRev Forums until I listened to this episode. I have registered and would hope more HPR contributors do so.
Thanks to StankDawg for his support and contributions.

Posted at 2011-04-30T08:38:29Z relating to the show hpr0715 which was released on 2011-04-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with StankDawg. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


droops says: You forgot several very important people

Which will happen, I am sure I am forgetting people too.

The first is Dosman, he and I were on the phone and decided to record our conversation and put it up as the first TwaTech episode. We really thought it would be 10 episodes.

The second is J-Hood, he was the first guy to submit a community episode (#4), how cool is that?

The third, in no order, is p0trill0, he was the first real admin of this idea, he was in high school and we had no idea who he really was, but he is the first hard core guy that convinced us to make it daily for real.

Thanks guys and gals for all the help, this is the coolest show on the internets.

Posted at 2011-04-29T18:19:29Z relating to the show hpr0715 which was released on 2011-04-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with StankDawg. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Steve says: Ah, yeah sorta

Yep, you're definitely right most people (the great unwashed masses) will be content in the future with simply fancier smartphones, and while I'll have one too of course (yeah, I'm an Android guy) I will always also have a laptop too. But you know maybe that's not so bad... perhaps (true) computers will once again be the domain of the geeks. Now if we could just do something about Star Trek. :-)

(loved the song that followed your talk, I was thinking cool that girl has a sound a lot like the chemical brothers... then I looked up the lyrics and sure enough, somehow this is the one chemical brothers song I've missed)

Seriously though, that was an interesting and thought proving talk... keep it up.




Can't say that I disagree with your astute observations, but I still think plain Debian is a little vanilla for me.

Posted at 2011-04-28T07:52:39Z relating to the show hpr0707 which was released on 2011-04-19 by Dismal Science entitled Ubuntu on trial. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Steve says: Ah, yeah sorta

Can't say that I disagree with your astute observations, but I still think plain Debian is a little vanilla for me.

... on a side note; does anyone know who the girl is singing the song at the end of this segment? I love that song but have no idea who it is.

Posted at 2011-04-28T07:40:07Z relating to the show hpr0707 which was released on 2011-04-19 by Dismal Science entitled Ubuntu on trial. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Paul Ortyl says:

Idea for another episode:
* Please describe your hardware/software setup for everyday use
* Hints for software developers to have in mind in order to develop accessible software "by default"
* The same as above, but in context of mobile phone, smartphone

Posted at 2011-04-27T20:46:44Z relating to the show hpr0706 which was released on 2011-04-18 by Jonathan Nadeau entitled What to do when confronted with a blind person. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ice_Oz says: nice webcast

excellent webcast! I agree with most of your points and think you need to put more webcasts out. thanks for all you do.

Posted at 2011-04-27T01:12:37Z relating to the show hpr0707 which was released on 2011-04-19 by Dismal Science entitled Ubuntu on trial. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


claudiom says: Another Great One!

Another great episode! I thoroughly enjoyed this one just as I did the last one. I'll definitely consider the microphones you've used as well as klaatu's Audacity config file. I also agree with klaatu on the jazz segues you've used. Was that you playing on them? Either way, it was fantastic. Oh, and thanks for the shout-out. I'm also glad to hear that you're enjoying LinBasement. Cheers!

Posted at 2011-04-26T23:16:32Z relating to the show hpr0712 which was released on 2011-04-25 by Bariman entitled Linux Jazz - Recording my Audio, from a series on LinuxJAZZ. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: config file

Glad you're enjoying the config file helpful, and that it speeds up the work. I find the same to be true, obviously :-)

I love the jazz segue music between segments. Super cool. You should record some loops and post on freesound.org so I can steal them.

Also, that Zoom h4n is AMAZING!!! I sometimes get a chance to use one when recording voice-over talent, and I am always floored by the sound quality.

-- klaatu

Posted at 2011-04-26T17:33:38Z relating to the show hpr0712 which was released on 2011-04-25 by Bariman entitled Linux Jazz - Recording my Audio, from a series on LinuxJAZZ. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Space Travel says: On the contrairy

I am very real, and you can't stop me. You're traveling through space right now, and you're not even trying.

Klaatu, on the other hand, does not exist. He is a recursive figment of his own imagination.

Posted at 2011-04-25T16:24:44Z relating to the show hpr0702 which was released on 2011-04-11 by Ken Fallon entitled 50th anniversary of human space flight. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Quvmoh says: great show

cant wait to hear about the hacker space, scared me to death when one of you cleared your throat in my left ear while the music was playing :-)


klaatu says: hoax

space travel is a hoax and doesn't exist. i saw it on tv.

Posted at 2011-04-23T16:39:41Z relating to the show hpr0702 which was released on 2011-04-11 by Ken Fallon entitled 50th anniversary of human space flight. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Great Ep

Great episode. I had no idea what to expect but I'm hooked. BASIC books in espanol in Pick n' Save ... FTW.


pokey says: Great episode. Welcome to HPR.

Thanks for contributing such an interesting show. I liked hearing it, and I hope you guys do keep up a by-weekly schedule, because I'm looking forward to it. You said you don't think anyone would listen, but it was good.

You'd be surprised how many people actually listen to HPR, and I suspect most listeners won't skip your show. It's something we haven't heard here before. Mexico's culture is something lots of us (especially in the Northern US) know nothing at all about. Mexico's hacking culture is even more interesting. I can't wait for your next show.

Please get in touch with me on IRC, or on the HPR mailing list so I can send you guys some HPR stickers (If you want some). badbit, I'll send you a few extra for your hacker space if you want. I haven't sent any to Mexico yet, so it would be a real treat for me too.

sikilpaake, the word you were looking for is "doorway." You have doorways with no doors in them. That's pretty rough, man.


Buffalo Pete says: Cheers!

Another great episode! (I'm way behind on my HPR episodes, I just heard this one last night.) I enjoy your phone-in shows from the car!

Posted at 2011-04-19T16:53:14Z relating to the show hpr0691 which was released on 2011-03-28 by MrGadgets entitled pre-IBM PC computer history 2. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

This was great. Everybody should listen to this episode before being allowed to graduate high school. What a long way this would go to bridging the awkward gap that so many sighted people are afraid to cross on their own. Thank you.

Posted at 2011-04-19T13:21:52Z relating to the show hpr0706 which was released on 2011-04-18 by Jonathan Nadeau entitled What to do when confronted with a blind person. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I have to disagree on several points.

I do not think that Linux is dead on the desktop. If the desktop itself is dead, than that makes Linux all that much more viable as a desktop OS. Assuming that you are correct about people abandoning desktop and laptop computers; Which OS are they abandoning? I propose that most Linux users are Linux fans, and that Linux fans are not likely to abandon desktop computing. Therefor, assuming you're right about desktops; Windows' market share should steadily decrease while Linux's market share steadily increases, and overall computer usage steadily decreases.

I also will say that Ubuntu was my first Linux distro, and that I left Windows to use Ubuntu. I know another guy of whom that is also true. I owned computers running windows for 11 years before I ever tried Linux. I have two other friends for whom I have built or bought computers, and installed (exclusively) Linux on. One is running Ubuntu, and one is running Mint Debian (a distro which was founded upon Ubuntu, but has switched it's core out for Debian). Thus my argument here is that Ubuntu has done a good deal in my personal experience to switch people away from windows.

As far as your reasoning to migrate (and migrate our friends, etc...) from Ubuntu to Debian, I fully agree. Debian is very easy to use, modify and live with. It's only slightly harder than Ubuntu to install, though it's a good deal more complicated to (full) upgrade. I have been slowly migrating my own computers, and others' computers that I'm responsible for to Debian, or Debian based systems (like Mint and CrunchBang) for the past two years. I have been happier overall With Debian, and so have the people I administer computers for. I think that Debian as a desktop system is nearly perfect. Tools exclusive to Debian based systems like deborphan, localepurge and module-assistant only help to strengthen that opinion for me.

I don't think that I would agree that we should be helping to migrate people to smartphones. At lease not to what are currently defined as smartphones. I think we should encourage people to use Free software applications, and to save and store their data in Free and "open" formats. I think the core of the system is less important in that regard than the user level applications. I'd rather see a loved one using free software applications like Firefox, and Libre Office on a Windows machine than Closed source and proprietary software on Android. At least that way they could retain their own data. Having a Free kernel does not offer as many tangible benefits to the lay-user as Free applications do. (Having both Free is obviously superior to either option)

If there were a Free smartphone OS that was as ready for the average user as Gnome, KDE, LXDE or XFCE (and perhaps others) are on the desktop, I'd probably concur if not agree with you on that point. As it stands I can not.

Thank you for contributing such an accessible and thought provoking show. While I disagree with several of your supporting points, I enjoyed hearing your whole show, and I agree with your overall point of questioning, if not abandoning Ubuntu. It was a good, and fun episode. I hope you decide to do more in the future.

Sorry to write a book in response, but like I said, it was thought provoking. :)

-pokey

Posted at 2011-04-19T13:13:35Z relating to the show hpr0707 which was released on 2011-04-19 by Dismal Science entitled Ubuntu on trial. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


ClaudioM says:

I'm with pokey on this one. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview, save for the idiots that were wasting his time and the host's time. But thankfully there were some mature callers who asked some interesting questions. Also was cool hearing SigFLUP calling in. :-) Great episode overall.

Posted at 2011-04-19T03:25:33Z relating to the show hpr0699 which was released on 2011-04-07 by Brad Carter entitled r0xy interviews Cap'n Crunch on cacti radio. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Best of luck at LFNW

I wish you the best of luck at LFNW. Remember that you're there to have fun, and try not to stress over any of it. There will be tons of cool people there, and I wish I could be one of them.

Thank you for helping to get HPR seen, heard and noticed. Thank you for posting your first episode.

You should be getting a box full of stuff for the fest in the mail any day now. You guys are great for doing this.

-pokey

Posted at 2011-04-16T12:34:12Z relating to the show hpr0705 which was released on 2011-04-15 by imahuph entitled My first linux box. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Cool! I'd love to hear that.

Sigg3: I mostly work in commercial and industrial spaces. I don't do a lot of residential wiring other than my own, and friends. I'd love to hear what options and factors you considered before starting.

Star topology is the only one that actually makes any sense for Ethernet cabling. I've never seen or heard of anyone doing it any differently.

I love to have a ton of extra Ethernet, and RG-6 cabling. Remember with RG-6 to disconnect all of the spares from your feed, and cap all of your unused feeds at your multipliers (or use smaller multipliers with fewer outputs). Otherwise you you'll get signal degradation. Only leave connected the ones you're actually using.

I'm looking forward to hearing your episode.

Posted at 2011-04-15T18:35:37Z relating to the show hpr0625 which was released on 2010-12-24 by pokey entitled Network Cabeling at Resno's House. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Sigg3 says: Considering an addendum

I'm considering to record an addendum to this, as I wired my own home during a major reconstruction; e.g. things to think about when you're cabling from the beginning.
I laid Cat 6A and RG-6 in star formation.

Posted at 2011-04-14T08:35:42Z relating to the show hpr0625 which was released on 2010-12-24 by pokey entitled Network Cabeling at Resno's House. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Sigg3 says: Can't wait to listen to this..

..me and the missus have been talking about chickents in the garden. Can't wait to hear what's needed to do so! Thanks!

Posted at 2011-04-14T08:32:35Z relating to the show hpr0642 which was released on 2011-01-18 by brother mouse entitled Hacking Your Suburban Backyard with Chickens. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Very compelling episode

I never knew any of this. I know it was just a computer reading Wikipedia, but I could feel my heart rate increase just a bit during this "reading." Excellent selection. Thanks Ken.

Posted at 2011-04-13T14:37:24Z relating to the show hpr0702 which was released on 2011-04-11 by Ken Fallon entitled 50th anniversary of human space flight. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I remember this from the campaign

I ran several takes of him saying that through audacity myself back then to verify it. Funny.

Posted at 2011-04-13T14:30:42Z relating to the show hpr0692 which was released on 2011-03-29 by Quvmoh entitled audacity to mess with satan. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

Some of the best, and most fun HPR episodes that we have. You always keep us wanting more, so keep them coming!

Posted at 2011-04-13T14:28:29Z relating to the show hpr0696 which was released on 2011-04-04 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets Path toward Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Good episode. I loved it.

It was great to finally hear your voice on HPR after all the hard work you've done for the site.

The Morse code keyboard LED was brilliant and fun.

Posted at 2011-04-13T14:25:09Z relating to the show hpr0698 which was released on 2011-04-06 by code.cruncher entitled How I Found Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

Awesome show from start to finish. The callers were mostly jerks. But what can you do? Capt'n Crunch is a fascenating man, and the interviewer's questions were great. Thanks to our own SigFlUP for representing us the right way.

Posted at 2011-04-13T14:20:29Z relating to the show hpr0699 which was released on 2011-04-07 by Brad Carter entitled r0xy interviews Cap'n Crunch on cacti radio. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

Best pronunciation of GNU I've ever heard.

Posted at 2011-04-13T14:15:47Z relating to the show hpr0703 which was released on 2011-04-13 by Bob Evans entitled My Computer History. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brij says: Working fine

All the episodes are working fine now. A special thanks again to Mr. Gadget for a wonderful series.
Great job, Ken and team, in setting up this phone-in lines.

Posted at 2011-04-13T04:32:10Z relating to the show hpr0681 which was released on 2011-03-14 by MrGadgets entitled My first computer. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: interesting show

I like hearing about technical problems other folks encounter, their approaches to figuring them out, and the resolution.

Keep up the good work.

Posted at 2011-04-10T16:25:09Z relating to the show hpr0698 which was released on 2011-04-06 by code.cruncher entitled How I Found Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: My fault (again)

I've spoken to the man himself and it is not the end ....

Posted at 2011-04-07T05:12:33Z relating to the show hpr0696 which was released on 2011-04-04 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets Path toward Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Claudio says: Loving It!

I have been thoroughly enjoying MrGadgets' submissions, and this one also does not disappoint. After hearing this episode, I feel like we're kindred spirits. I also studied Sound Engineering and have always had a love for computers and music, and eventually that also led to synthesizers. Hearing MrGadgets sprinkle some talk of synths in his history of computers (and journey to Linux) really made my day. I have Mark Vail's Vintage Synths book and spent hours reading the history of synths from the analog Moogs and ARPs to the digital DX's and Mirages, and evreything in between. MrGadgets, if you're reading this, I definitely look forward to your segments on vintage synths. Kudos on all of your segments thus far. :-)

Posted at 2011-04-06T21:11:44Z relating to the show hpr0696 which was released on 2011-04-04 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets Path toward Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


(Z) says: Something wrong...

This does not seam to be the last part, and Mr Gadgets also states that the next part will be "the path towards linux". Still a nice episode.

Posted at 2011-04-05T20:35:35Z relating to the show hpr0696 which was released on 2011-04-04 by MrGadgets entitled MrGadgets Path toward Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brij says: Not exclusive to iTunes

Hi Ken,

Sorry for delay in responding. I just wanted to say it is not an exclusive iTunes issue as I was on Ubuntu with gPodder. Having said that I have not heard the next two episodes by Mr. Gadget. I will check it out today and update you on how the encoding it is.

Posted at 2011-04-01T05:53:16Z relating to the show hpr0681 which was released on 2011-03-14 by MrGadgets entitled My first computer. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mail junky says:

Makes me think of this: http://www.porcupine.org/satan/ (Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks)

Posted at 2011-03-29T13:10:23Z relating to the show hpr0692 which was released on 2011-03-29 by Quvmoh entitled audacity to mess with satan. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


mail junky says:

Gosh that brings back memories.

Yes, the c64 used the same plug in modems as the vic 20. Talking about modems, I remember getting into ascii codes so I could use the c=64 to access the credit bureau via dial-up like I did with the printing terminal at work. (legally of course). There was one company that made a modem that was proprietary non-standard in a patent sort of way. it was faster than most of the 300 buad modems at the time. You had to use their software or not use the modem. We figured out how the software worked and applied the changes to the modem software everyone used. The Geohotz hack of the time. Never got sued though. Their software was crappy anyway with no up to date file transfer methods. I will never mention the modem company name. I remember writing my own modem software so you could do xmodem file transfers instead of ascii dumps. Eventually wrote my own bbs software.

No system could read another computer systems disks back then, so moving data was a pain. Not only was the disk formatting different in those days but the way data was represented in a file was also different. The letter "a" might be stored as a 65 on one system and another number on some other system. Once rs232 interfaces came out so computers could talk directly to each other without having to use a modem, we used ascii translators to send files between computers for when people were changing systems so the old files could still be used. In fact, I did quite a bit of that for people to move and use the old eight bit (Apple II, TRS-80, C=64, and etc) data files on the pc.

Floppy trivia: There was a special gadget that cut slots out of the sides of soft floppies to make them flippies so you could get twice the storage.

One machine that is not talked about very much that was way ahead of it's time was Datapoint. Datapoint was an octal not a hex based machine, which made things fun. It was networkable via arcnet. in fact the network addresses had to be configured with jumpers on the cards. That would never work today. The os was multi-user though jobs had to be submitted in batch order. In fact, my first real computer job was a maintenance programmer using databus and rpgII on those systems. They had these bulky 5 and 10 gig removable hard disks that took 10 to 20 minutes to come up to speed in the morning before you could do any work.

Posted at 2011-03-29T13:01:35Z relating to the show hpr0691 which was released on 2011-03-28 by MrGadgets entitled pre-IBM PC computer history 2. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Curbuntu says: Humor AND Banjos

MrsXoke,
Your injections of humor into our intravenous drip of podcasts are appreciated. Equally appreciated is exposing us to the Heftone Banjo Orchestra, starting with your previous episode. My wife's musicals tastes, while they lean heavily towards classical, encompass some of the more eclectic and offbeat instruments, like balaiakas, mandolins, harpsicords (specifically Scott Joplin played on harpsicord!), accordians, and the glass armonica (yes, that's spelled correctly). Judging by her initial reaction to an HBO piece (your first podcast sent me to the HBO website), I can envision a Heftone Banjo Orchestra CD under this year's Christmas tree. Thanks!

Posted at 2011-03-27T13:33:53Z relating to the show hpr0686 which was released on 2011-03-21 by MrsXoke entitled Terminally Stupid Episode 2, from a series on Terminally Stupid. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Curbuntu says: Kudos

Ken,

I had not heard of Eben Moglen until this episode, but I thank you for introducing him to us. I'm not normally a fan of overly long podcasts, but I was disappointed when this episode came to a close -- because it seemed too short.


(Z) says: Thanks

Really liked the book.


Dodgy Geezer says: Great Episode.

Thanks for posting that episode. That was an awesome talk. I do have one gripe however, and that's the volume levels. I can understand there being great differences between Podcasts, but please not within an episode.


Ken Fallon says: iTunes issue

Hi All,

This appears to be a iTunes only issue (correct me if I'm wrong). The file was processed by iTunes and I have re-triggered it to fetch the latest file. However this is not automatically done for people that already have the file. So please download the file again.

This is our first dial-in episode so the workflow is still a bit in flux. So please if you notice any problems with the audio please post here or email admin at hpr.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-03-21T20:23:09Z relating to the show hpr0681 which was released on 2011-03-14 by MrGadgets entitled My first computer. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Entirely my fault

There seems to be a issue with the way I encoded this one. I'm working on the issue.

Thanks.

Ken.

Posted at 2011-03-21T19:33:56Z relating to the show hpr0681 which was released on 2011-03-14 by MrGadgets entitled My first computer. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brij says: come issue in encoding

For some reason I got this episode in double speed. Currently am working on it in Audacity. I had to lower the speed by 80% for me to be able to hear the episode. The funny thing is that this only affected the actual episode and not the HPR intro at the beginning. In other words the first 40 seconds are fine. The feed I use is http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_rss.php if that helps.

Cheers for a good episode.

Posted at 2011-03-21T06:41:13Z relating to the show hpr0681 which was released on 2011-03-14 by MrGadgets entitled My first computer. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thanks scriptmonkee

I didn't know that turbotax had an online service. I appreciate you adding that to the comments, and adding to the general knowledge base here.

I heard of one more that seemed to be well liked after I posted the show, but I can't seem to remember now what that was. If anyone else has more suggestions for getting taxes done with Linux, this is as good a place as any to post a link.

Posted at 2011-03-21T00:26:24Z relating to the show hpr0682 which was released on 2011-03-15 by pokey entitled NELF & Taxes. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Wow! Brilliant!

Ken Thanks for the lovely intro to this show. It was a very nice St. Patrick's day gift. I have no idea what you said, but I can guess, and I enjoyed it almost as much as if I did.

Eben Moglen is a brilliant speaker. I'm not always as interested in his talks, but this one really grabbed me. It is one of the best talks I've ever heard form any speaker. It was informative, moving and understandable. Eben is one of the more level headed and reasonable evangelists in the Free software community. I feel like I can even share this talk with some of my more academic, and less computer savvy friends.

Great choice for a syndicated show!


Jonas says: Normalized Cloud

This is of course a nice approach to the downside of facebook. I agree that someone else tracking by log is not ideal. How many of us only log onto the "trusted" networks with status.net service such as the old tllts status.net cloud? The techs there are far superior to many of us normal users and there were numerous problems getting access to the service even outside of many total outages. I would certainly rather have my posts scattered across many hosts rather than something central like facebook. That does obfuscate the logs and make it harder to gather all the users data easily. Even then, though, the isps would still have logs of the interconnected traffic. My point is this sytem would make more difficult what is very easy for google and facebook and twitter, but it still does not make coallating user usage impossible. This idea reminds me of TOR. TOR does not completely anonymize anyone, it just makes it really difficult to connect one endpoint to another for the purposes of prosecution or otherwise. A lot of people think they are fully anonymized with TOR, but I've not heard any TOR engineer claim that.
Also, let's say that anyone running their own social network peer wants to have advertising on their freedom box. To advertise the owner would need to share the log info with the ad company. Then we're back to spying included for free, or at least spying for free to the owner of the box. Nothing is free for the advertiser of course. Yes it would take a while to build the database, but that just translates to more cost to the advertiser. I'm not arguing against doing this. I just want to point out that this just commutes the problem, it doesn't really solve the problem. I'll be the first to buy a freedom box, but I won't delude myself into thinking "gee when everyone does this, we'll be truly free at last". Look into it. It's cool. It's free software. It's fun. It's awesome. In the voice of Jim Carey "I like it a lot".


Cillian de Róiste says: GRMA

Maith thú a Ken! Nár laige Dia thú! Chuala mé an léacht seo cheana féin agus tá sé tau!

Le meas,
goibhniu


scriptmunkee says: More the one online tax filing option

As pokey mentioned, there is http://www.taxact.com for online tax filling. But what he didn't mention is that http://www.turbotax.com also has an online tax filing product. From my experience Linux with Firefox is supported by TurboTax.

Overall, use what works best for you.

Posted at 2011-03-16T18:28:36Z relating to the show hpr0682 which was released on 2011-03-15 by pokey entitled NELF & Taxes. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Doug says: Thanks!

Pokey,
Yeah, I was concerned about doing a programming podcast in audio only, I'm glad it made sense!
Thanks for the nice comment!
Doug

Posted at 2011-03-15T13:07:40Z relating to the show hpr0675 which was released on 2011-03-04 by Doug Farrell entitled Python Response to Bad Apples Podcast 5x18. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Fun show.

I enjoyed your episode twice today. It was definitely worth a re-listen. It was very cool to hear about the first multimedia computer. I know how exciting it is to upgrade my computer I can only imagine how cool it would have been to be one of the only guys to have ever done so on a home computer. That must have been pretty scary too. I'd have been nervous to screw something up anyway.

Congratulations on being the first HPR call in show! It sounded good, It was fun to listen to, and I hope some others are encouraged to follow your lead. I see you've got a few more shows in the queue. I can't wait hear them all. It's so tempting to go grab stuff ahead of time, but that just wouldn't be fair.

Posted at 2011-03-15T02:19:46Z relating to the show hpr0681 which was released on 2011-03-14 by MrGadgets entitled My first computer. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Well done, Ken & thanks, brother mouse.

Ken, great job on the promo. People should know that it was your idea, and that I screwed up in writing the script with my mom in forgetting to also credit Finux for the UK call in number.

brother mouse, I think MrGadgets was encouraged to do episode 681, so you got your wish. Nice one!

Posted at 2011-03-15T02:09:38Z relating to the show hpr0676 which was released on 2011-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled Behind the Scenes at Hacker Public Radio. A community update for the month 2011-02.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: yay, Pokey's mom!

That was neat. I hope it encourages fence-sitters to jump right in.

For shy onlookers: I have made _many_ mistakes so far and Ken has been helpful, gentle, and encouraging. No f33r!

Posted at 2011-03-12T18:05:31Z relating to the show hpr0676 which was released on 2011-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled Behind the Scenes at Hacker Public Radio. A community update for the month 2011-02.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dodddummy says:

I like them, too. For the same reason.

Posted at 2011-03-12T01:36:01Z relating to the show hpr0671 which was released on 2011-02-28 by dodddummy entitled How I Found Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dodddummy says:

I always love the darwin award type stories.

Posted at 2011-03-12T01:34:12Z relating to the show hpr0678 which was released on 2011-03-09 by MrsXoke entitled Terminally Stupid Episode 1, from a series on Terminally Stupid. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



Claudio Miranda says: Thanks!

Thanks for the comment! Glad you enjoyed it. I hope that someone would be willing to take up the Intel side in a series like this as it would be an equally helpful series IMO. My next one will include some other sites I referred to for a motherboard. Hopefully that will come soon.


lostnbronx says: Thanks So Much!

Glad you enjoyed it! Perhaps you could consider making your own production: maybe a dramtized version of "The Adventures Of Captain Dramatic"? Man, I would listen!


pokey says:

Awesome show. I'm not usually a fan of Jazz, but I liked yours. Maybe I should check out more of it while I wait (and hope) for your next show. Please keep them coming.

Posted at 2011-03-11T03:09:30Z relating to the show hpr0670 which was released on 2011-02-24 by Bariman entitled Linux - A Jazz Musician's Viewpoint, from a series on LinuxJAZZ. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

Good show, thank you. I love the "how I found Linux shows." It's almost like getting to know someone. I found Linux because I didn't like Vista. If there were more to it than that, I would do a show too. Obviously your story is more interesting than mine. Thanks for telling it.

Posted at 2011-03-11T03:07:27Z relating to the show hpr0671 which was released on 2011-02-28 by dodddummy entitled How I Found Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Nice!

Good show, and good idea for a series. I've just been looking at computer components on newegg too, so this was nice and timely for me. I wasn't really considering AMD, but I guess probably should.


pokey says:

Wow. This was really well presented. I usually gloss over at code. I just have a hard time following, but not so much this time. Your show was really good, and I really enjoyed it.

Posted at 2011-03-11T03:01:26Z relating to the show hpr0675 which was released on 2011-03-04 by Doug Farrell entitled Python Response to Bad Apples Podcast 5x18. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

Great show. Lots of fun. I can't wait for the next one.

Posted at 2011-03-11T02:57:30Z relating to the show hpr0678 which was released on 2011-03-09 by MrsXoke entitled Terminally Stupid Episode 1, from a series on Terminally Stupid. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


MrsXoke says: Thanks!

I really enjoyed this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and encounters, and delivering them in a way that was easy to understand and pleasant to listen to. As a side note, I am going to be listening to Blue Heaven tonight once Xoke gets home, so he can hear it too. I am looking forward to it.


code cruncher says: CMS ... features of wordpress

... so you are trying to decide whether to keep this CMS or replace it with another one?

You mentioned wordpress. I know wordpress a little bit and here is what I like about it:
- It is extendable. You can add anything you want. It's php, mysql and css.
- It gets updated. Good for security!
- User management is taken care of. People could sign up to become part of the community (less spam in comments).
- It can send email when someone posts a comment to your post or responds to your comment etc.
- It is simpler than most other CMS (eg, Drupal, Joomla, Typo3) to install, set up, get plugins, create themes, ...
- I think it can do what you listed. It does pretty names for posts; doing pretty names for hosts may require some programming.

my 5 cts ... looking forward to other input and opinions ... cc.

Posted at 2011-03-08T03:53:18Z relating to the show hpr0676 which was released on 2011-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled Behind the Scenes at Hacker Public Radio. A community update for the month 2011-02.. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


oem says: Thanks And Recommendations

Thanks for the animal and science podcast recommendations.

Much of The Cato Institute and libertarian dogma fall apart when discussed by Thom Hartmann.

The Big Picture Thom Hartmann (Video):
http://files.thomhartmann.com/tpadmin/podcasts.xml

Thom Hartmann Show (Audio) 7 day delay:
http://feedity.com/rss.aspx/whiterosesociety-org/UlFUU1NR

Harry Shearer Le Show(Audio)
http://feeds.kcrw.com/kcrw/ls


ClaudioM says: Fantastic!

I have to say that this was one of my favorite HPR episodes by far. Kudos to Tony Denton for putting it out there. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and I look forward to more from Tony. Plus, the jazz transitions were a nice touch. ;-)

Posted at 2011-03-01T12:57:14Z relating to the show hpr0670 which was released on 2011-02-24 by Bariman entitled Linux - A Jazz Musician's Viewpoint, from a series on LinuxJAZZ. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dodddummy says: Correction.

Looks like I'm off to a good start with the errors. If I do more shows, there will surely be many more to follow.

'The Unix Programming Environment' is by Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike, not Ritchie. One of my other favorite books, 'The C Programming Language', is by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie.

Posted at 2011-02-28T13:52:51Z relating to the show hpr0671 which was released on 2011-02-28 by dodddummy entitled How I Found Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Buffalo Pete says:

Great tip and well timed! I'm rehabilitating an aging machine today and remembered hearing this episode of HPR a few weeks back, so I listened to it again just now and am now ready to install Arch Linux on the machine. Thanks a lot!

-Buffalo Pete

Posted at 2011-02-26T19:29:20Z relating to the show hpr0644 which was released on 2011-01-20 by N50 entitled The Plop Boot Loader and UNetbootin- A Great Team. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Matt says: Brings back memories of camping

My Dad had a little Coleman stove that came in a metal cube storage case. The lid of the cube case was a pan for cooking, and the base was a pot for boiling water or soup. Very compact, practical and reliable. I wish I had one! Thanks for the episode!

Posted at 2011-02-24T23:58:20Z relating to the show hpr0666 which was released on 2011-02-21 by brother mouse entitled Salvaging old Coleman lanterns and stoves. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Matt says: A good reminder!

One of my favorite things at the library is historical photographs and aerial photographs of the local area. Many of these resources will not make it online, or it may take some time due to cost of conversion.

The library is also a good place to "check out" programming books before you decide to buy them.

Posted at 2011-02-24T22:20:29Z relating to the show hpr0667 which was released on 2011-02-22 by Johninsc entitled Your Local Library. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


cobra2 says: point of wardriving

For people like me who have a smart phone and don't have a service provider. VoIP is my mode of communication. By mapping out the open AP's in my area, I know were I can walk around and still retain something similar to cell service. I also am able to spot the AP's with weak protection (WEP, which can be broken in about a min).
It's also just another intresting way to get out of the house and walk around. It gives you a real reason to go down that dead-end street that you would not walk down if you were just going from point A to point B.

Posted at 2011-02-24T21:13:07Z relating to the show hpr0661 which was released on 2011-02-14 by Quvmoh entitled War walking with smart phone. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Buffalo Pete says: A great start!

I really enjoyed this one. As someone who is sort of in the "tech education" field, I am always interested to hear about laypeople's experiences entering the world of technology. Looking forward to the next installment!

Best wishes,
Pete


Quvmoh says: great show!

great to see more folks addicted to this stuff :-)

Posted at 2011-02-24T00:46:19Z relating to the show hpr0666 which was released on 2011-02-21 by brother mouse entitled Salvaging old Coleman lanterns and stoves. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: interesting ep

I'm not a gambler, but I enjoyed the content. Thanks for posting.

Posted at 2011-02-21T17:43:00Z relating to the show hpr0665 which was released on 2011-02-18 by KFive entitled Hacking the Craps Table. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I don't have a smartphone... yet

I've always been pretty fascinated with war driving. It seems like a really fun thing to do, though I've never understood the point of it. That's not to say I wouldn't or haven't done it, I just don't know what use it is. I also like to read the clever names that people give their wireless networks.

Will the software you're using find hidden networks? I remember back around the time I started using Linux (2007ish), Ubuntu would find hidden networks, but that later stopped happening for some reason.

For the record and your amusement; my SSID is freddy-n-eddy, even though I don't know anyone by either of those names.

Thanks for the show.

Posted at 2011-02-21T01:09:07Z relating to the show hpr0661 which was released on 2011-02-14 by Quvmoh entitled War walking with smart phone. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Syndicated shows

Hi Hutch,

This is a syndicated show so the content is older than normal.

Ken.


Ayumi Yu says: Good stuff

Thanks KFive, that was very informative and I enjoyed it a lot!

Craps has been around for a while, right? I wonder why more people don't play like this. Can anyone who's played craps tables confirm that people indeed play the incorrect way?

Posted at 2011-02-20T00:35:41Z relating to the show hpr0665 which was released on 2011-02-18 by KFive entitled Hacking the Craps Table. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


hutch says: uhhh... wtf?

Isn't this really old? how could you be JUST talking about 2.7 beta 1 two days ago? i've been using a release version for a while.


Matt says: Good episode!

I really enjoyed this episode. I always avoid the craps table because it looks so confusing. I think I'm going to give it a try.

Could you talk a bit about Baccarat? How the game works and why it's so popular in James Bond and other films. Thanks!

Posted at 2011-02-19T03:59:25Z relating to the show hpr0665 which was released on 2011-02-18 by KFive entitled Hacking the Craps Table. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Trixter says: Regular series

Thanks very much for the kind words. I have toyed with the idea of doing a regular podcast, definitely on retrocomputing, but it would be centered around the subject I know the most about, which would be old PC/DOS machines. There are some video podcasts that cover this, but not a regular audio one dedicated to the broad hobby itself (the video ones are game-centric), so I think I might actually give it more thought and pursue it. Thanks again.

Posted at 2011-02-18T03:19:26Z relating to the show hpr0660 which was released on 2011-02-11 by Trixter entitled An argument against emulators when retrocomputing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


droops says: OPML

droops Podcast Feeds
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 03:33:10 GMT
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 03:33:10 GMT

Posted at 2011-02-17T03:35:16Z relating to the show hpr4861 which was released on by entitled . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.





pokey says:

WOOT! Another brother mouse episode. Sweet.
Thanks, brother mouse.


M61 says: Hey Jbu92!

Well you know me as M61 and I know you as Teh Jimbo, but I liked the show for sure. I am currently putting little holes around my house for flash drives. Not kidding. Especially because my mom just up and bought a macbook pro the other day, without telling anyone of the $1000 that she possibly spent. I'm pretty sure that I can make her pay with a few annoying flash drive traps.

Posted at 2011-02-15T04:37:35Z relating to the show hpr0654 which was released on 2011-02-03 by JBu92 entitled Offline Filesharing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Buffalo Pete says: Very nice!

Thanks for this rundown of kid3! I've been a KDE user for almost four years now, but I've still been using Easytag as my id3 tag editor, so it was nice to hear an introduction to this piece of software. Thanks!

Posted at 2011-02-14T06:09:22Z relating to the show hpr0636 which was released on 2011-01-10 by pokey entitled Kid3-qt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Badcam says: I'm all for it, on one condition...

Please don't put any video casts in with the Audio RSS feed. Separate RSS feeds please.

Posted at 2011-02-14T01:29:49Z relating to the show hpr0657 which was released on 2011-02-08 by droops entitled HPR Video Proposal. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


quvmoh says: insurance

Idaho and were both in our 40's so not so much.

Posted at 2011-02-12T16:02:02Z relating to the show hpr0649 which was released on 2011-01-27 by Quvmoh entitled Doing your own auto repairs. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: ahhhh

Thanks for the clarification about the vids being referred to rather than actually downloaded in the feed. That was worrying me.

Posted at 2011-02-12T13:08:37Z relating to the show hpr0657 which was released on 2011-02-08 by droops entitled HPR Video Proposal. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: I've been in need of this for a while.

Thanks for your show. You two are great together. I hope you'll be back for more. I've always heard that Amarok was very good, but I've never been able to quite wrap my head around just what it wants me to do. You've given me a good reason to try again, and a good place to start. But I'm even more excited to try out Guayadeque. It sounds like the almost perfect music player. I've never even heard of it before. I installed it right after hearing your show. I can't wait to get a bit of time to try it out. Thanks again for the great episode.


vdw says: Can't hurt

I have no objections. Go for it.

Posted at 2011-02-12T02:35:05Z relating to the show hpr0657 which was released on 2011-02-08 by droops entitled HPR Video Proposal. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


vdw says: a foobar-clone...

...that's all Linux needs really and if you disagree then you don't know anything about life :-)


pokey says: Very good show.

That was a lot of fun to listen to. There was some real cool stuff about old hardware that I never would have known otherwise. Like the Zaxxon thing... I loved that game! When you talked about people timing their moves in Mortal Combat to the frame, it made me think that I'm sure I've played against some of them. Would you consider doing a series on retro computing, and maybe highlighting one machine or program each episode? That would be epic. Just think how much fun you would have doing prep for each show.

Posted at 2011-02-12T02:30:31Z relating to the show hpr0660 which was released on 2011-02-11 by Trixter entitled An argument against emulators when retrocomputing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sigflup says:

awesome episode tixter!!!

Posted at 2011-02-11T22:40:35Z relating to the show hpr0660 which was released on 2011-02-11 by Trixter entitled An argument against emulators when retrocomputing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Aaronb says: Faster installs - great Info

II have been booting distros from thumbdrives for years. I use multboot for some of it.

But for installing, your suggestions are great. So much faster. Many times it will fail to install from a CD on older equipment. Where it will be successful from a thumbdrive. This is the type of podcast I like. USEFUL!

Posted at 2011-02-10T17:35:57Z relating to the show hpr0644 which was released on 2011-01-20 by N50 entitled The Plop Boot Loader and UNetbootin- A Great Team. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


diablomarcus says: Love this series

The first episode was super interesting, and it was nice to hear the series of interesting quotations from a familiar book. The reddit connection is also great :)

Posted at 2011-02-09T23:19:33Z relating to the show hpr0655 which was released on 2011-02-04 by Flaviu Simihaian entitled Read 'n Code - 2 Camus's The Plague and Reddit.com, from a series on Read 'n Code. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


droops says: hrmm

Maybe I did not hit all the points I wanted to make.

Go listen to real NPR, sometimes they say "go see the video on our website" that is what we are going to do.

There will be no downloading video in the RSS feed, so no need to split files, worry about encoding, bandwidth, storage issues, Vimeo can take care of all that.

Archive.org can have all of the videos, if people want to actually download the episodes.

Posted at 2011-02-09T14:46:26Z relating to the show hpr0657 which was released on 2011-02-08 by droops entitled HPR Video Proposal. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Slacker says: Response


That would be GREAT. I just hope the files are not very large, or large ones can be broken into smaller ones.


Posted at 2011-02-08T19:31:02Z relating to the show hpr0657 which was released on 2011-02-08 by droops entitled HPR Video Proposal. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Figured it out.

hey, you were right. that wasn't hard to figure out. I got it on the first try. :D


pokey says: Another great episode

I keep meaning to decrypt your email address puzzle and contact you to chat for a bit. I keep forgetting.

This was a very fun show to listen to. I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel.


pokey says: bring a flashlight

I'll only dive in computer recycle bins. It's much cleaner that way. I still consider it unsanitary, and treat it that for safety's sake, but its definitely cleaner.

I record all my HPRs on a mic that I salvaged, plugged into a sound card that I salvaged, in a computer that I salvaged, full of salvaged parts. So I can really relate to this episode. Good one, and thanks.

Posted at 2011-02-08T18:06:54Z relating to the show hpr0650 which was released on 2011-01-28 by Broam entitled Dumpster Diving. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: You called my mom out!?

Haha. When I told her I swear I could hear her blushing over the phone. I think she's gonna' do one too. It should be fun.


pokey says: good show, but...

Now I want to hear one about model rockets.

Posted at 2011-02-08T17:52:14Z relating to the show hpr0657 which was released on 2011-02-08 by droops entitled HPR Video Proposal. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Great Show!

Great show, thank you. The sound quality was very good, and content was top shelf also. I hope I never need to know all this, but I'm glad I can if I have to. Thanks for joining "the club."

I think we spoke in irc before. I'm glad you joined in, and I hope it was fun enough to do another.

Posted at 2011-02-08T17:38:08Z relating to the show hpr0656 which was released on 2011-02-07 by Sven entitled My first steps in recovering pictures. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


JBu92 says:

I definitely agree that screencasts or just straightup video podcasts would make some topics much easier to cover (for instance I'm working right now on an intro to WireShark, and that's the sort of thing that would be much easier to do via a video). Possible limitations would be server costs (videos take up space), format/encoding/size consistency (all of which would be nice), and the fact that this is Hacker Public *Radio* ( SISTERSITE )

Posted at 2011-02-08T15:27:01Z relating to the show hpr0657 which was released on 2011-02-08 by droops entitled HPR Video Proposal. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Brandon Garlock says: That was a fun little podcast

I thought that was a nice podcast. It was light and I could do other work while listening.

Posted at 2011-02-07T19:44:57Z relating to the show hpr0653 which was released on 2011-02-02 by Heisenbug entitled Intro to Black Box Testing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: LO

Heard the Linux Outlaws plug; it was a good one! They spent a good deal of time talking about HPR.


Nancy says: great

Thanks for sharing your strategies for with HPR. I prescribe ADHD meds to kids, but I am always interested in ways that people with ADHD are able to deal with school. Your strategies are actually good for students without ADHD; it's just good basic organizing skills. I especially like your use of a fountain pen. I use fountain pens too and it does cut down on my pen spinning. Refilling the ink makes me more organized too.

Posted at 2011-02-05T13:27:21Z relating to the show hpr0632 which was released on 2011-01-04 by droops entitled Notebook Method for ADHD. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


droops says: Great Show

In regards to my earlier comment, I made the crappy cms.

Great show guys, I hope to hear many more from yall.


droops says: Great Show

In regards to my earlier comment, I made the crappy cms and I did not want that comment


Ken Fallon says: Comments dont suck any more

Good show.

Comments are all approved now so the spammers have gone away.

Posted at 2011-02-04T07:20:32Z relating to the show hpr0654 which was released on 2011-02-03 by JBu92 entitled Offline Filesharing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

Thank you. Security is a topic that is usually overlooked until too late. I look forward to hearing more from you all.


Trey Smith says: Trey Smith

Thanks for sharing the idea.

Posted at 2011-02-03T10:53:06Z relating to the show hpr0186 which was released on 2008-09-16 by klaatu entitled Vulgar Esperantist part 1, from a series on Vulgar Esperanto. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


arfab says: Hey

Good show! I like the sound of this and will probably look into building something myself :)

Posted at 2011-02-03T10:18:03Z relating to the show hpr0654 which was released on 2011-02-03 by JBu92 entitled Offline Filesharing. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: dived a bit

I found a PC one time; I gave it the hostname "catpee" and it was obvious why they threw it out. :-P I let it sit in the garage for about 6mos and the smell faded enough so I could stand to get near and clean it.

My favorite diving gear, in order of importance:

1. a willingness to leave the dumpster area as clean or cleaner than I found it.

2. One of those "handy grabber" things. I use a 48" Nifty Nabber (froogle search --http://goo.gl/Jlg4i ). I also have a 36" that I prefer for walking picks. The 48" is a little long but perfect for those picks wa-a-a-a-y in the dumpster.

3. A rubbermaid bin in my car stocked with: leather gloves for sharps, latex gloves for stickies. Messy stuff sits in the tub until I can get home and clean it out.

4. air compressor with blower attachment, as you point out. Blow all that dust and crud out.

Posted at 2011-02-02T22:34:23Z relating to the show hpr0650 which was released on 2011-01-28 by Broam entitled Dumpster Diving. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: more thoughts while listening

===podcasts
I agree that podcasts are better for information than the normal media. I like the topic-centric nature of most 'casts.

===call patterns
Calls from home/work: I shift "elective" calls so I can use a landline. Time-sensitive calls get made on the cell. I was originally on Sprint, but was annoyed that I couldn't swap phones when I wanted (GSM FTW!) and the smallest package I could get was 300mins/month for $30. Way, way more than I need.

===Google voice
what is the rationale for using a separate google account? Not arguing, I just don't understand the benefit.

===salesdroids and no data plan
Yes, salescritters will go into apoplexy if you talk about a smartphone w/out dataplan. It's like that movie _Scanners_.


===unlocked phones
eBay ftw! Some of my favorite phones:
Windoze: unlocked HTC dash $50, BB formfactor with great kb and hardkeys. Unlocked HTC Wizard (MDA) $50 PPC. Unlocked HTC Typhoon? SDA candybar, dedicated music buttons.

Android: an old G1 would be fine, $100. LG Optimus-series, $150.

===gps
I wonder if we're conflating "gps" and "navigation" in this episode. The GPS gets a lock just fine. Would be faster with the aGPS data-enabled tower lookup, but the GPS proper will work fine with no data.

I use maydroyd offline maps (no nav) and geobeagle for waypoint navigation. I'm looking at the Copilot site now, but haven't figured it all out yet. I have a newer/better 'droid phone on the way, and may install copilot then.


===Links
http://www.mapdroyd.com/
http://code.google.com/p/geobeagle/

Posted at 2011-02-02T14:51:00Z relating to the show hpr0646 which was released on 2011-01-24 by Dismal Science entitled Do we need a carrier plan for Android. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


gerryk says: great stuff!

Hi Guys... I listen to the entire gamut of security podcasts, from Security Now to Exotic Liability and I found yours highly enjoyable and informative. I hope you're intending on continuing.
Nice one!!
Gerry


Ken Fallon says: corrected

Someone should have learned how to use a drop down box.

Ken


droops says: Awesome

I super like these episodes, very interesting story and well told.

Also Debian is awseome.

Posted at 2011-02-02T01:03:16Z relating to the show hpr0647 which was released on 2011-01-25 by brother mouse entitled How I Got Into Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


droops says: wrong host

please delete this comment

you clicked slick0 instead of sp0roius

someone should have built your cms better


Bucky says: Perhaps an Urban Camping 5a?

Believe it or not, food actually DOES grow on trees! I don't remember hearing anything about actually going out and picking fruit from trees to supplement ones diet. You may be able to do this legally by asking an old person to pick their fruit for them in exchange for a little fruit for yourself. Maybe if you're lucky and pick apples, you can return for some apple pie later.

There are also many edible plant leaves and flowers, such as Viola petals, Nasturtium leaves and flowers, mint, ornamental kale, etc.

Some listed: http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm

In the woods you may find blackberries, wild strawberries, gooseberries, etc.

Just be sure you know what you are picking before you try and eat something.

Posted at 2011-02-01T23:22:06Z relating to the show hpr0634 which was released on 2011-01-06 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 5, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: Competition Answers

- Enough time to have them ready for oggcamp
- admin at hpr
- jpg and svg and then other formats

Ken.


Code Cruncher says: Competition questions

Ken,
3 questions regarding the competition:
- What's the deadline?
- Where do we send designs?
- What format(s)? (probably .ai and some pict eg. jpg)


Ken Fallon says: Comment Feedback

Great idea.

Ken.


Curbuntu says: Telephone feedback

Ken,
You have a great idea in setting up the call-in option for episode submissions. But there's another idea that can ride dial-in's coattails -- audio responses to episodes. Yes, most comments will come via text; but it would be nice to *hear* a few responses in your first-of-month admin episodes. (Thanks for doing these, BTW.)


droops says:

I love hearing these shows of how someone found the Linux light. My main desktop has not had a hardware upgrade since 2002, and it is still running Debian as well as did back when I built the box.

Did I mention how great Debian is?

Posted at 2011-01-31T15:35:23Z relating to the show hpr0608 which was released on 2010-12-01 by sp0rus entitled sp0rus: My Linux Experience. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.



droops says:

Thanks for the replies guys. I am super guilty of doing this, but hopefully I learn from my mistakes.

I was listening to a photography podcast with my wife the other day and it just went on and on with silly banter and no actual content. It was a bit on the extreme side, but I am not the only one.

Posted at 2011-01-31T15:29:29Z relating to the show hpr0639 which was released on 2011-01-13 by droops entitled Podcasts are not Radio. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


tlkg says:

you pay how much for insurance!? $150 for 6 months!?

sweet jesus man.. where do you guys live?

im in New Jersey (highest cost of insurance in the country). i pay at least $200 a MONTH for a 98 Wrangler. and thats minimum coverage. full coverage is pushing $300/month.

Posted at 2011-01-31T05:04:34Z relating to the show hpr0649 which was released on 2011-01-27 by Quvmoh entitled Doing your own auto repairs. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Judas.PhD says: Thank You

I think that "Atlas Shrugged" is one of the most important books ever written, and is well worth reading.

I read "Atlas Shrugged" in the very early 1990s.

I am a 46 year old philosophy major, and the anti-Rand sentiment is rampant in academic philosophers, graduate philosophy majors, and undergraduate philosophy majors.

Thank you for giving a positive review of this wonderful book.

Posted at 2011-01-29T00:13:39Z relating to the show hpr0621 which was released on 2010-12-20 by Dann entitled Dann and CafeNinja Book Review: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: hmmm

Interesting. The source .wav was 44.1k; I can confirm the .ogg output from a vanilla "eggenc source.wav" style command was indeed 11.025:

file brother-mouse_How-I-Got-Into-Linux.ogg
brother-mouse_How-I-Got-Into-Linux.ogg: Ogg data, Vorbis audio, stereo, 11025 Hz, ~44600 bps, created by: Xiph.Org libVorbis I

Looks like the default is to get aggressive with filesize based on aural content. Maybe I'll pass flags to oggenc to force 22.05 or 44.1, or use mp3 in the future.

Posted at 2011-01-28T15:53:55Z relating to the show hpr0647 which was released on 2011-01-25 by brother mouse entitled How I Got Into Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: I do test the files.

Hi ClaudioM,

I check each file that I post before and after I post it using mplayer.
$ mplayer http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr0647.mp3
MPlayer 1.0rc4-4.4.5 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
...
Playing http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr0647.mp3.
...
Starting playback...
A: 4.1 (04.0) of 1628.2 (27:08.2) 0.1% 6%

I've just downloaded all three versions and they play in mplayer but not in VLC.

I opened it in audacity and I see that the sample rate is set to 11025. I've fixed it and will have a think about how to prevent this going forward. I'm fixing them now.

Thanks for the feedback but for issues as urgent as this please email admin over at hpr.

Thanks

Ken.

Posted at 2011-01-28T06:53:24Z relating to the show hpr0647 which was released on 2011-01-25 by brother mouse entitled How I Got Into Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


ClaudioM says: No Sound?

Pulled the episode down from gPodder and tried listening in VLC but no audio. This OS from the ogg feed. Might want to check the ogg file to make sure it plays fine next time.

Posted at 2011-01-27T19:01:34Z relating to the show hpr0647 which was released on 2011-01-25 by brother mouse entitled How I Got Into Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


NYbill says: Thanks!

With all the driving I do at work I'm always looking for more podcasts to listen to. I didn't know about half of these (I knew NPR stuff, Radiolab, and HPR. But, none of the others.) I pulled in all the Anonymous Audio last night and I'm listening to them today. Good stuff. That one is a keeper. I'll look into the others as well. Thanks Droops!

Posted at 2011-01-27T15:47:16Z relating to the show hpr0643 which was released on 2011-01-19 by droops entitled Whats on my MP3 Player, from a series on Whats in My Toolkit . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


N50 says: Thanks

Hello Xoke,

Thank you for the support and feedback! I am so glad to see someone got something out of the episode.

As mentioned in the episode, there are probably dozens of ways out there to go about doing this, but I have found that this combination works well for me, and it has always "just worked."

Thanks!

Posted at 2011-01-27T12:17:01Z relating to the show hpr0644 which was released on 2011-01-20 by N50 entitled The Plop Boot Loader and UNetbootin- A Great Team. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Xoke says: Nice

I've used unetbootin before but had not heard about plop. Added it to my list of cool utils and will have to play around with it.

Very nice first episode! Keep it up.

Posted at 2011-01-27T00:56:06Z relating to the show hpr0644 which was released on 2011-01-20 by N50 entitled The Plop Boot Loader and UNetbootin- A Great Team. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sp0rus says:

Enjoyed the talk, Droops. I haven't seen too many people doing filler lately, but granted, I did trim down my podcast listening quite a bit.

I notice it more from the more professionally done shows, where the people have a background in radio, such as the TWiT network and such.

I do agree that a lot of the simply informative podcasts do need to cut the chitchat. If the purpose is to get a message across or teach something, do it and end it. I'll be thinking about this from now on when I'm recording something.

I think the most powerful statement you made was when you talked about every minute you waste is possibly 1000 minutes wasted around the world due to all the people's minutes you just wasted. You said this very well, and I thank you for making the point.

Posted at 2011-01-26T22:14:12Z relating to the show hpr0639 which was released on 2011-01-13 by droops entitled Podcasts are not Radio. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: G1 w/no data

This show hasn't come up in my podcast rotation yet, but wanted to throw in my 2c.

I run a TMO prepaid SIM in my G1 (Cyanogenmod 6.1), but use something like 15mins of phone a month.

Everything else is wifi, automated with Tasker. The TMO sim has an advantage that you can get a 24hr data daypass for $1.50 if you find yourself somewhere with no wifi and a desperate need for connectivity. Happens to me about once every two months or so.

Posted at 2011-01-24T12:41:07Z relating to the show hpr0646 which was released on 2011-01-24 by Dismal Science entitled Do we need a carrier plan for Android. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


BadCam says: Enjoyed the show. PuddleTag...

Hi Pokey

I too have a Sansa Clip+, but I also have a Clip V2, which to be ho, I prefer over the Clip+, purely because of the location of the volume control, earphone connector and that it has a physical Power switch. For me, it's just more ergonomically comfortable.

I am a Podcast and Audiobook addict. In my quest for the perfect method of getting my Podcasts onto my Clip, I have settled upon gPodder as podcatcher and a recent newcomer for MP3 tagging, PuddleTag. I've tried Kid3-Qt, but it just never took my fancy. So , I settled upon EasyTag, but that never had a good method for easily sorting files into my daily listening order. None of these Linux MP3 Taggers did. Until now. PuddleTag has been a revelation. It does everything the others do, plus allows me to rearrange my Podcast listening order, very easily any time I want.

I don't always get a chance to listen to all my downloaded Podcasts throughout the day, and some days there are always a few new ones, that I'd like to listen to now and just give later track numbers to the existing ones. Reordering tracks in PuddleTag is simplicity in itself. Select the track(s) and press Ctrl-+ or Ctrl-- (You might have to go onto preferences shortcuts to get this set up, depending upon your keyboard).

Anyway, something worth looking at:

http://puddletag.sourceforge.net/

gPodder's great too as I can sync gPodder between different PC's and if you have a network storage device, you can set a link on each PC to a gPodder folder on the storage device and your Podcasts won't be duplicated, but you can connect your MP3 player to any machine to get your latest podcasts.

Kind regards

BadCam

Posted at 2011-01-22T21:42:04Z relating to the show hpr0636 which was released on 2011-01-10 by pokey entitled Kid3-qt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


smartasstronaut says: Another Great Episode

Thanks for another great and informative show. Keep up the good work. ps My wife is telling me i can't have chickens :-(

Posted at 2011-01-21T02:51:01Z relating to the show hpr0642 which was released on 2011-01-18 by brother mouse entitled Hacking Your Suburban Backyard with Chickens. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


quvmoh says:

great, now I have to talk the wife into letting me build a chicken tractor!

Posted at 2011-01-21T01:05:44Z relating to the show hpr0642 which was released on 2011-01-18 by brother mouse entitled Hacking Your Suburban Backyard with Chickens. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: yup

Thanks for the comment, Brother Mouse. I agree with what you're saying all around. I really don't care for straight up panhandling, although I have to say, it does work in a pinch for a lot of people.

As for dumpster diving, I don't think it's a good idea to literally Dive into Dumpsters for anything. If it's food one is after, it's a much better idea to make friends with the employees of the place and just intercept the food before it gets to the dumpster, and also have that layer of "Trust me dude, you don't want this stuff" protection.

Oh yeah, and I'm really enjoying your episodes too, Brother Mouse!

Posted at 2011-01-20T13:59:31Z relating to the show hpr0638 which was released on 2011-01-12 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 6, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


skirlet says: well done !!

thanks for the show :D
i really like how you break it down like all the things one can do to "market" one's skill set. awesome awesome mini-series !!! right on. jus really good thinkin out of the box ideas. LOVE IT

Posted at 2011-01-20T13:50:45Z relating to the show hpr0638 which was released on 2011-01-12 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 6, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sigflup says:

Wow!!! Awesome show!

Posted at 2011-01-20T04:28:10Z relating to the show hpr0642 which was released on 2011-01-18 by brother mouse entitled Hacking Your Suburban Backyard with Chickens. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: many similarities to my playlist

I sync all my 'casts to an android phone rather than an mp3 player proper, but many of these are on my list as well:

Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Dan Carlins Hardcore History Freakonomics Hacker Public Radio
NPR - Planet Money
NPR - Fresh Air Radiolab

If I could only have one podcast (gasp!) I think it would have to be Planet Money. Astoundingly good.

Posted at 2011-01-19T20:29:03Z relating to the show hpr0643 which was released on 2011-01-19 by droops entitled Whats on my MP3 Player, from a series on Whats in My Toolkit . Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: interesting and controversial

First off, thanks for putting together this string of shows. I am not in immediate danger of having to go camping but this is great preparedness info. I practice my camping skills (cooking, shelter building, fire for warmth, washing clothes) in my back yard. Wife thinks I'm crazy, but if it ever hits the fan I want to better my chances. She lost her job so the inspiration is a little clearer in my head these days.

I agree with you about how living a "normal" life really inflates the amount of $$$ one needs. I have daydreams about living on much less and with much less. One of those old Chinook microRVs would be neat. Or an old breadtruck...

I wouldn't feel comfortable begging or misrepresenting my affllliation (ie, greenpeace). My workaround, perhaps feeble, would be to provide some service (picking up trash in that area? playing an instrument as you describe?) and putting out a hat for that.

I will share that I really DETEST panhandling. Around my area panhandling is an excuse to get up close and size one up for robbery. I don't mind trashpicking, though. I have retrieved many useful items from bins. I always try to leave the area neater, not messed up.

I once read a tip about diving for food; said to make sure you could tell /why/ it was thrown out: expired, damaged, etc. If there was no clue to why it was thrown out that experienced camper said pass it by.

Posted at 2011-01-19T20:25:30Z relating to the show hpr0638 which was released on 2011-01-12 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 6, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: my process

I had a backchannel email about the process used to record this show. I'll paste my response below.

===begin, paste=====
recording:
I use the "rec" invocation of sox. From memory, something like:
rec -r 44100 ${show}-raw.flac
ctrl-c to quit recording.

editing:
audacity
save edited file as ${show}-edited.flac

encoding:
oggenc, no flags. Just "oggenc ${show}-edited.flac"

final preparation for upload:
ogginfo for comment tagging in the ogg container
rename files and .txt as recommended in the README: http://goo.gl/WEvQO
===end, paste=====

Posted at 2011-01-19T20:16:06Z relating to the show hpr0628 which was released on 2010-12-29 by brother mouse entitled Tasker - Automation for Android Devices. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Tarnus says: Haven't seen one yet that does that.

I listen to a lot of Podcasts, but I can't say I know a single Podcast that set's an exact time the show has to run. All of them tend to talk till they are done and rather tend to cut stuff/let stuff out when they feel it goes to long, but I've never seen the opposite.

Are there really that many podcastmakers around that are so "detemined" to do that?

Greetings,

Tarnus

Posted at 2011-01-14T19:28:09Z relating to the show hpr0639 which was released on 2011-01-13 by droops entitled Podcasts are not Radio. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Anarchocapitalist says: Theft

Food and goods are still scarce goods and stealing is a violation of others property rights even corporations. Therefore is it just and right for me to steal other goods such as a car if my neighbor has two and I have one? Respect for each other and property is something that holds society together and doesn't tear it apart. checkout Murray rothbard, F A Hayek, and L von Mises.

Posted at 2011-01-12T05:00:37Z relating to the show hpr0634 which was released on 2011-01-06 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 5, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


RandyNose AKA TheNose100 says: w00t!

Hey, enjoyed this podcast. And the reasons for not using Windows still stand true today. - With about 3+ er, 4 years of playing with Linux and variations of Ubuntu, I too, don't see a reason to use something else. There are only a few programs out there that I might wish to use from time to time, but that's due to wanting to connect to others on a Windows Platform...
I.E. Silverlight and Netfiks, and Webinar's that use Go To Meeting...

Randy

Posted at 2011-01-08T22:00:07Z relating to the show hpr0609 which was released on 2010-12-02 by Curbuntu entitled I Blame Tom Merritt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: Squatting

Ep 6 cannot be on squatting because I've never really been a squatter, at least not in the common meaning of the word goes. That is to say, I've never been a part of the squatting scene; I've never spent an extended amount of time squatting. i know the benefits and some of the things you have to look out for whilst squatting -- but only by way of little things I've heard, here and there. Not from experience, and I don't like doing eps on things I have not actually had experience with -- it seems like such a mass media type of thing to do. So, no squatting eps from me until I've lived it.

But, thanks for your comments and thanks for the links. The Squat doc sounds really cool, i'll check it out. And no i've not seen "feed the world" but that sounds good too. I'll have to look at it.

ps- anyone out there who HAS been a squatter...feel free to do an ep about it!!

Posted at 2011-01-08T17:14:10Z relating to the show hpr0634 which was released on 2011-01-06 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 5, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Zeist says: They ARE making money

Google IS making money from users of gmail, google reader and the other "free" services... microsoft IS making money from hotmail users.

Just because you don't pay them directly doesn't mean that they are not making money because you use the service.

The whole Web 2.0 business model seems to be to find a way to make money without charging users... and that is how and why the "free" services are likely to be around for a very long time.

Posted at 2011-01-08T13:55:53Z relating to the show hpr0635 which was released on 2011-01-07 by Dismal Science entitled Cloudy Predictions. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


neddludd says:

you should ask the Bastard sons of dialup TV (BSODTV) guy if he wants to make some episodes.


neddludd says: wow

controversional opinions! It brings much needed politicization to the geek thinking!

Could part 6 discuss Squatting ?!

Space Invaders - Squat Documentary Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1LXe4BccGA

Klaatu have you seen - "we feed the world"
http://www.we-feed-the-world.at/en/film.htm

or
"The Gleaners and I"
http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2002/feature-articles/gleaners/

Posted at 2011-01-07T03:15:49Z relating to the show hpr0634 which was released on 2011-01-06 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 5, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


arfab says: Good show!

Hey, It was really interesting to hear this journey from the other perspective. It's pretty easy to assume that people have come moved from Windows to free software, but for some reason I don't imagine many people going from Apple to free software. Thanks for the insight! Oh, and I have an interest in virtualisation too so it was good to hear about that too.
:)

Posted at 2011-01-03T12:53:10Z relating to the show hpr0627 which was released on 2010-12-28 by Ruji entitled From OS X to OS Whoredom to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dismal science says: Fantastic!

You really zero's down on the Python value proposition. There are alot of people who love python, but I am not sure I have ever heard a more convincing argument.

Posted at 2011-01-03T11:57:51Z relating to the show hpr0595 which was released on 2010-11-12 by Flaviu Simihaian entitled Read 'n Code - 1 Seneca and Python, from a series on Read 'n Code. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: in-pack organization

I have a "bug out bag" pack for me and one for my wife. I find that bagging up gear (particularly tech gear) helps keep them clean and undamaged.

I have an old impulse/heat sealer. I use it with those airfilled cushion things that companies use as packing peanuts. I cut the bag open on the end, drop the radio/batts/wires/whatever in the bag and reseal it. Tough, translucent, and free.

Posted at 2010-12-30T23:05:23Z relating to the show hpr0626 which was released on 2010-12-27 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 4, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says:

brother mouse: Thanks. Your show was very good. I liked it too.

klaatu: I release it at whatever bitrate the song is in when I get it. So that I don't degrade the audio too much. But the large file size is really just needed to contain all the AWESOME! that is resno.

Posted at 2010-12-30T17:10:58Z relating to the show hpr0625 which was released on 2010-12-24 by pokey entitled Network Cabeling at Resno's House. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Interesting journey

Interesting ep. I find I prefer to hear the opinions of people who, in the normal course of conversation, point out the distinction between the l-i-n-k-s and l-y-n-x clients. :-)

I am currently exploring my own OS virtualization trollop dark side. I am unrepentant so far even though there are virtual HD files waist-deep across my actual HD...

Posted at 2010-12-29T20:47:41Z relating to the show hpr0627 which was released on 2010-12-28 by Ruji entitled From OS X to OS Whoredom to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: never knew cables could be so fun

Very informative episode. Also, perhaps the largest file size for even an hour-long mp3 I've EVER seen. Good goin' guys!

Posted at 2010-12-29T18:26:22Z relating to the show hpr0625 which was released on 2010-12-24 by pokey entitled Network Cabeling at Resno's House. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Shrugged

Man, I've /tried/ to read A.S. a few times but it's such an interminable deathmarch. I've had people recommend that I just jump to the (60pp?) Galt speech and do that if nothing else. Maybe I will.

Objectivist / Libertarian types might also enjoy Stephan Molineaux's FDR:
http://www.freedomainradio.com/
He's not in either of those camps but I think there's plenty of "paint transfer" from bumping up against them...

Posted at 2010-12-29T18:09:33Z relating to the show hpr0621 which was released on 2010-12-20 by Dann entitled Dann and CafeNinja Book Review: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: Enjoyed the two-person show

I hope to not ever have to run eth in my house :-) but really enjoyed the format of this show. The combination of master/student made for good balance.

Posted at 2010-12-29T18:01:25Z relating to the show hpr0625 which was released on 2010-12-24 by pokey entitled Network Cabeling at Resno's House. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: os_x

Nice episode! I also went from OS X to Linux, and I very much agree with the "i don't want steal your software because i don't believe it's worth as much as you think it's worth" thing. Cool stuff.

Posted at 2010-12-28T20:51:48Z relating to the show hpr0627 which was released on 2010-12-28 by Ruji entitled From OS X to OS Whoredom to Linux. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Brijesh says: Fantastic

... to hear you red Zen & the art of Motorcycle Maintenance after Atlas Shrugged. For me it was the other way around - I read Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance after Atlas Shrugged. It was a heavy combo and surely influenced a lot of my thinking.

Posted at 2010-12-27T08:01:27Z relating to the show hpr0621 which was released on 2010-12-20 by Dann entitled Dann and CafeNinja Book Review: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Brijesh says: Ayn Rand and Movies

Talking of movies a B&W movie was made on the Fountainhead. The screenplay was by Ayn Rand herself. While not a bad movie it was a pale reflection of the book "The Fountainhead" Considering that even Ayn Rand herself could not make it more powerful I am very concerned about the movie. I agree with you guys that the movie should be in parts. Maybe a better idea would be an HBO original series.

Posted at 2010-12-27T07:54:44Z relating to the show hpr0621 which was released on 2010-12-20 by Dann entitled Dann and CafeNinja Book Review: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Petey says:

Why is it I can't get enough of this series.

Good Stuff.

Posted at 2010-12-26T08:04:59Z relating to the show hpr0624 which was released on 2010-12-23 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 3, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


brother mouse says: love this series

The urban camping series is great. Thanks for sharing!

I hope the economy doesn't get so bad that we all need the info you provide...

Posted at 2010-12-24T15:10:36Z relating to the show hpr0624 which was released on 2010-12-23 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 3, from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says: Thanks

I've been using nano more frequently lately and appreciated the insight into its history.

Posted at 2010-12-24T03:22:52Z relating to the show hpr0623 which was released on 2010-12-22 by JWP entitled nano editor. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

Thanks for the background to nano.

Posted at 2010-12-24T03:21:51Z relating to the show hpr0623 which was released on 2010-12-22 by JWP entitled nano editor. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


buffalo pete says: great episode

This was a great one, thank you for sharing! And thank you for integrating your passion for technology into your ministry and your social work. Although I'm not a Christian, I have a great deal of respect for the work that clergy of all faiths do. Also, as someone who tries to be socially active and a force for good in my own communities, it heartens me to hear another person's story of how their passion for free software helps them do that, as it certainly does me.

One final note: All the great HPR episodes lately, and especially since the public call for contributions, has really started the wheels turning for me about putting something together to contribute, so thank you also for that.

Great show, well done!

-pete

Posted at 2010-12-22T19:17:53Z relating to the show hpr0609 which was released on 2010-12-02 by Curbuntu entitled I Blame Tom Merritt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


rustic says: cold water

you don't need drugs to be healthy. on the contrary, the drugs make you less healthy, so that you need more and more drugs to struggle with consequences of that, because the drugs undermine your stamina and replace your immune system. you become dependent on them and caught in a vicious circle. that's exactly what those pharmaceutical corporations want. that's how they make their billions.

the best way to be healthy is to take preventative measures. our weak immune system is the root cause. now, recall we're all children of the mother earth. she gives us everything we really need. she has no incentive to make profit on us. Nature provides us with cold water to deal with that problem. throw a bucket of cold water over yourself twice a day. yes, including your head. it's that simple. the colder the water, the better.

don't rely upon explanations or opinions. just do it and see for yourself.

some people might experience flare-ups. this is because your organism starts to fight against your diseases, both observed and hidden. don't take any "medications".

i judge from my experience. i have never had the flu or something since my first bucket of cold water.

give yourself a chance, because it's free and it works. you have nothing to lose but your proneness to illnesses.

take care

Posted at 2010-12-22T12:39:36Z relating to the show hpr0622 which was released on 2010-12-21 by janedoc entitled Influenza. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


KFive says: Cheers

Just wanted to let you know that your discussion in this episode really hit home for me and so far remains my favorite HPR episode of all time. Keep up the great, great work.


Ken Fallon says: captcha are gone

You have a point and given that the captcha don't work anyway I got rid of them. Let's see how the spammers react.

Posted at 2010-12-20T06:51:11Z relating to the show hpr0616 which was released on 2010-12-13 by Dave Yates entitled Surfraw. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


frater mus says: useful episode, thanks

Reminded me how much I used to love lynx. I cranked up surfraw and played with it a bit. Set it to invoke lynx rather than chrome and it works great.

Also inspired me to compare lynx, elinks, and links. Went back to my first love, lynx.

BTW, the captcha below is ludicrously illegible. I hate those things.

Posted at 2010-12-18T16:19:30Z relating to the show hpr0616 which was released on 2010-12-13 by Dave Yates entitled Surfraw. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


arfab says:

We need something like Tek Systems in the UK! :)

Posted at 2010-12-17T14:15:29Z relating to the show hpr0620 which was released on 2010-12-17 by klaatu entitled Klaatu holds an interview with Tek Systems, from a series on SELF Interviews. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: agreed

i agree with arfab's comment; cc music would absolutely increase attendance. I'd LOVE to hear some of my favourite bands covering songs by other bands. Heck there are songs that I really like and just can't listen to because I hate the way its author performs them. So, yeah, sharing would be great. But alas, until CC dominates, this will not happen.

Posted at 2010-12-15T20:25:43Z relating to the show hpr0617 which was released on 2010-12-14 by Thistleweb entitled So You Wanna Start A Band?. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


arfab says: Thanks

Hey, thanks for this.
Maybe next time I make a podcast I'll take more notice of what you've said here to save everyone the 20Mb download!

If you have any more tips, specifically about using Ardour, then that would be fantastic.

Cheers!

Posted at 2010-12-15T13:25:25Z relating to the show hpr0614 which was released on 2010-12-09 by PipeManMusic entitled Intro To Audio and Pod/Oggcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


arfab says: Interesting!

You made some really important points here.
I would just like to add that IMHO, in an ideal world where music is all creative commons to some degree or another, the likelihood is that there would be an increase in attendance at live gigs because there you could see an artist give a unique performance of their work. More importantly it would mean that in order to obtain popularity and artist would actually need to be good at what they do, so the quality of popular music in general would go up, maybe at the cost of the typical manufactured group that are marketed for their looks rather than their talent as musicians.

On a side note, if there was greater demand for live musicians with high quality backing bands then I'd be making a mint!! :)

Posted at 2010-12-15T13:22:27Z relating to the show hpr0617 which was released on 2010-12-14 by Thistleweb entitled So You Wanna Start A Band?. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Curbuntu says: Terminology for Dummies

I have the Audacity basics down, but your podcast finally shed some light on terminology I hear sound guys throwing around all the time. I have it queued up for a re-listen tomorrow, and will probably hit it one more time. I look forward to the coming installments.

Posted at 2010-12-10T00:25:13Z relating to the show hpr0614 which was released on 2010-12-09 by PipeManMusic entitled Intro To Audio and Pod/Oggcasting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Chris says: Chris' Blog

This was a great podcast. I'm currently building a home bar and your tips have helped greatly.

I also agree that hackers become makers, as I'm getting more and more into hardware hacking.

Looking forward to your next submission.

Posted at 2010-12-07T22:00:18Z relating to the show hpr0606 which was released on 2010-11-29 by pokey entitled Thread_Repair. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Curbuntu says: Encouragement from a veteran

klaatu,

Coming from someone with your podcasting experience, your words bolster my confidence. And your recent interviews have given me an idea for doing a multi-part interview of a geekette wannabe friend of mine, someone who, in her early 50s, is trying to make a complete career switch. Her struggles and successes might be of interest to others.

Posted at 2010-12-07T01:11:42Z relating to the show hpr0609 which was released on 2010-12-02 by Curbuntu entitled I Blame Tom Merritt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Curbuntu says: Converting OS-Heathen Pastors

Hey, pokey! Thanks for the feedback. I understand what you mean about fixing your pastor's Windows machine. A few years ago I was helping out (computer-wise) at a local church. According to Spybot S&R, the secretary's PC had over 24,000 (yes, 5 digits!) hits -- malware, tracking cookies, and various heaps of digital detritus, to say nothing of every system-tray doodad under the sun. That was well before my Linux days.

By and large, it seems that folks (pastors or otherwise) are reticent to trust techies (even well-intentioned ones) with changes that take the organization too far outside of comfortable parameters. There's some wisdom in that. How many times I've encountered a custom-made, one-off program (say, a database) written for a church; the creator has long since left (for whatever reason) and the organization is stuck with something they can't fix, alter, or use. After an experience or two like that, you can guess what the response will be to "Hey, change to Linux!"

That said, probably the safest course of action is gradualism. Linux may be the ultimate goal, but start off with introducing a FOSS alternative that runs in Windows. MS Office may be another sacred cow (strange that Christians would have "sacred cows"!), but the hardiness of Firefox running NoScript might be the first step in the long path to the changeover. Build on each success by introducing another FOSS alternative. I can point to a recent success I discovered. This summer I had the privilege of visiting a Bible college out in the "hoots and hollers" of Kentucky. I was blown away by the server room that two of the graduates-now-staff had put together -- CentOS servers, FOSS phone system, Ubuntu servers. Wireless for the whole spawling campus, too. The college board went along with just about everything, because of the tremendous cost savings -- except the board just insisted on Windows 7 and MS Office 2007 in the student computer lab. Still, it amounted to tremendous inroads made by some really sophisticated, heads-up techies.

I'd like to communicate more at length. Admin/Ken Fallon has the e-mail address of my alter ego. Or you can combine what you learn in Psalm 81:16 and 147:14 and make a good Google guess about the name of our website and, from there, how to contact me directly.

Regards,

Curbuntu

Posted at 2010-12-07T00:35:43Z relating to the show hpr0609 which was released on 2010-12-02 by Curbuntu entitled I Blame Tom Merritt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: nice episode~

Nice episode! You sound like one of them professional voice actors or news anchors.

And yeah ,spreading Linux is a good thing!

Posted at 2010-12-05T15:04:19Z relating to the show hpr0609 which was released on 2010-12-02 by Curbuntu entitled I Blame Tom Merritt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Ken Fallon says: HPR to the rescue

After listening to TLLT's interview with Nathan Lowell, I set about downloading http://www.podiobooks.com/title/captains-share individually. The I remembered this episode and installed the DownThemAll plugin. It does what it says on the tin. Thanks

Note to self this is not spam

Posted at 2010-12-04T11:55:44Z relating to the show hpr0589 which was released on 2010-11-04 by pokey entitled DownThemAll SongFight and a Song. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Buffalo Pete says: Great work!

This is fantastic! What an original idea, and very well laid out in this first episode! I can't wait for the next one!

Posted at 2010-12-03T23:22:29Z relating to the show hpr0595 which was released on 2010-11-12 by Flaviu Simihaian entitled Read 'n Code - 1 Seneca and Python, from a series on Read 'n Code. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: This episode was a real pleasure.

I had similar reasons for coming to linux. Tom Merit is high on my list of influences as well. Also, I always love to meet other Christians in the Linux/technology sphere. I'm not a very good Christian, but I'm trying, and it really helps me to know I'm not alone. Maybe you could help me convince my pastor to try Ubuntu some day, so I can stop fixing his Windows machines. ;) I use Linux at our church to display Hymn lyrics and DVDs on a projector screen. I'm also planning to migrate some of the CD audio to the Computer as well.
Thank you for the great episode. I hope it's only the first of many.

pokey

Posted at 2010-12-02T23:51:09Z relating to the show hpr0609 which was released on 2010-12-02 by Curbuntu entitled I Blame Tom Merritt. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Frank says:

Creative topic choice. I congratulate your creativity.

I've built stuff with wood since I was a kid and read books about being Harry Homerepairman and I learned new stuff.

Thanks.

Posted at 2010-11-29T17:26:01Z relating to the show hpr0606 which was released on 2010-11-29 by pokey entitled Thread_Repair. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


dave says: Great Show

You got me interested in radio communication. :)

Posted at 2010-11-27T21:38:32Z relating to the show hpr0603 which was released on 2010-11-24 by KFive entitled QSK Episode 4: AM vs. FM, from a series on QSK. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


scap says: thanks

klaatu thanks for this epiosde and I hope you do alot more on the subject. Cheers to you and the Hpr crew!

Posted at 2010-11-27T00:40:13Z relating to the show hpr0602 which was released on 2010-11-23 by klaatu entitled Urban Camping ep 1 , from a series on Urban Camping. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: This episode was fascinating

I was completely riveted. It inspired me to call my ISP and ask to be a guinea pig, I mean early tester, for their ipv6 roll out. They seemed pretty enthusiastic to have a volunteer, and took my contact info. Tech support guy is also part-time sys admin guy, and he liked talking shop more than helping windows users find their WiFi. I got some pretty good info out of him. He mentioned docsis 3.0 as part of the roll out. He also implied that it was coming sooner, rather than later. Apparently, they just bought what they were told is their last allotment of ipv4 addresses, but they have only just begun to considering their ipv6 strategy. Timing is everything.

Posted at 2010-11-19T03:07:19Z relating to the show hpr0599 which was released on 2010-11-18 by KFive entitled Interview with Rudi van Drunen on IPv6. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


pokey says: Thank you

Thank you, very much, Fightmaster. That's quite an endorsement. And the absolution is much appreciated well. I haven't come close to listening to them all yet, but I've been through all the artists with names beginning with a, b and numbers or special characters. I've got 69 (no joke) songs on the thumbs up list so far, and that's more than I'll probably ever be able to spend here. I've emailed my list to whoever asks for it. I'm not afraid of not finding any more. Thanks again.

Posted at 2010-11-15T13:24:41Z relating to the show hpr0589 which was released on 2010-11-04 by pokey entitled DownThemAll SongFight and a Song. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Charles says: Read N' Code

Great show! As a lover of literature, philosophy, and programming, I thought you did a great job and await your next installment. Keep it up!

Posted at 2010-11-13T04:01:20Z relating to the show hpr0595 which was released on 2010-11-12 by Flaviu Simihaian entitled Read 'n Code - 1 Seneca and Python, from a series on Read 'n Code. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Fightmaster says: Thanks for listening

We are very happy to have you listening to Song Fight, and appreciate the effort you took to listen to all those terrible terrible songs (and the good ones).

Additionally, thanks so much for sharing the songs you like with others. That's why we do Song Fight.

We hereby absolve you of guilt for spending 8GB of our bandwidth in downloading the entire archive. :)

I'll enjoy listening for Song Fight songs at the end of your podcasts.

Posted at 2010-11-12T16:45:05Z relating to the show hpr0589 which was released on 2010-11-04 by pokey entitled DownThemAll SongFight and a Song. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


ClaudioM says: Thoroughly Impressed! ;-)

Wow! Never thought my spot on Linux In The Ham Shack would have attracted so many spammers! Now I know who my groupies are. :-p

Posted at 2010-09-28T11:35:48Z relating to the show hpr0573 which was released on 2010-09-24 by KFive entitled Linux in a Ham Shack. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


klaatu says: great ep

I somehow missed this ep. Just listened to it though, very cool! Thanks!!

Sorry I left all my spam links at home.

Posted at 2010-09-26T22:45:25Z relating to the show hpr0564 which was released on 2010-08-14 by thewtex entitled robomofo. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Sigflup says:

Hack Radio Live iz 4 life!!!!


Ken Fallon says: That's my show and I want it back

Actually you can file it under Dan E. Speak :)

Posted at 2010-09-15T18:07:35Z relating to the show hpr0570 which was released on 2010-09-11 by Ken Fallon entitled New google privacy policy. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


Sildenafil says:

I read on the forums about klaatu and "Vulgar Esperantist"

Posted at 2010-09-05T11:07:58Z relating to the show hpr0186 which was released on 2008-09-16 by klaatu entitled Vulgar Esperantist part 1, from a series on Vulgar Esperanto. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


sigflup says:

Yeah i know technically cray started in minnesota and ended in wisconsin.

Posted at 2010-09-02T16:42:35Z relating to the show hpr0567 which was released on 2010-09-02 by sigflup entitled Miscellaneous Radio Theater 4096 2,. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


rowinggolfer says: great ep ken

Superb episode. good topic, length, and content. I look forward to the rest of this series.

BTW - looks like the spammers have beaten the capchtas :(

Posted at 2010-08-13T22:22:08Z relating to the show hpr0562 which was released on 2010-08-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Introduction to bash scripting, from a series on Bash Scripting. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.


rowinggolfer says: I actually listened

unlike all the spambots above... I listened to this episode.
Fantastic insight.
lostnbronx is my favourite podcaster of all time. I do hope he never quits.

Posted at 2010-08-10T22:16:33Z relating to the show hpr0560 which was released on 2010-08-02 by lostnbronx entitled Old soldiers. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.