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hpr1680 :: HPR After Show 2 of 2

Released on 2015-01-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.
HPR After Show 2 of 2

hpr1679 :: HPR After Show 1 of 2

Released on 2015-01-08 under a CC-BY-SA license.
HPR After Show 1 of 2

hpr1678 :: New Year Show Part 5 of 5

Released on 2015-01-07 under a CC-BY-SA license.
New Year Show Part 5 of 5

hpr1677 :: New Year Show Part 4 of 5

Released on 2015-01-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.
New Year Show Part 4 of 5

hpr1676 :: HPR Community News for December 2014

Released on 2015-01-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr1675 :: New Year Show Part 2 of 5

Released on 2015-01-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.
New Year Show Part 2 of 5

hpr1674 :: New Year Show Part 1 of 5

Released on 2015-01-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.
New Year Show Part 1 of 5

hpr1651 :: HPR Community News for November 2014

Released on 2014-12-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr1631 :: HPR Community News for October 2014

Released on 2014-11-03 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr1611 :: HPR Community News for September 2014

Released on 2014-10-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr1586 :: HPR Community News for August 2014

Released on 2014-09-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts:
Inscius.

Last Month's Shows

Id Date Title Host
1565 2014-08-01 34 - LibreOffice Calc - More on Chart Editing Ahuka
1566 2014-08-04 HPR Community News for July 2014 HPR Volunteers
1567 2014-08-05 Multiboot Partitioning with Linux Matt McGraw (g33kdad)
1568 2014-08-06 Blather Speech Recognition for Linux Jon Kulp
1569 2014-08-07 Many-to-many data relationship howto Mike Ray
1570 2014-08-08 The JFS File System JWP
1571 2014-08-11 Yahoo Mail Forwarder ToeJet
1572 2014-08-12 An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com semioticrobotic
1573 2014-08-13 Make your own t-shirt with bleach Quvmoh
1574 2014-08-14 Arts and Bots klaatu
1575 2014-08-15 35 - LibreOffice Calc - Introduction to Functions Ahuka
1576 2014-08-18 How I got into Linux Inscius
1577 2014-08-19 Introducing Nikola the Static Web Site and Blog Generator guitarman
1578 2014-08-20 AudioBookClub-08-How to Succeed in Evil:The Novel HPR_AudioBookClub
1579 2014-08-21 Crowd Sourced Air Quality Monitoring klaatu
1580 2014-08-22 The fast and ntfs File System JWP
1581 2014-08-25 Sensible Security: The Schneier Model Ahuka
1582 2014-08-26 An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com semioticrobotic
1583 2014-08-27 Podcast Generator AukonDK
1584 2014-08-28 An interview with Josh Knapp from AnHonestHost.com Ken Fallon
1585 2014-08-29 36 - LibreOffice Calc - Financial Functions - Loan Payments Ahuka

Comments this month

There are 17 comments:

  • hpr1577 (2014-08-19) "Introducing Nikola the Static Web Site and Blog Generator" by guitarman.
    1. x1101 on 2014-08-21: "Thanks!"
    2. guitarman on 2014-08-23: "Cool"

  • hpr1570 (2014-08-08) "The JFS File System" by JWP.
    1. Klaatu on 2014-08-11: "JFS works for me."

  • hpr1569 (2014-08-07) "Many-to-many data relationship howto" by Mike Ray.
    1. Dave Morriss on 2014-08-08: "Thanks for an impressive show"
    2. Mike Ray on 2014-08-10: "Hope it wasn't too long and technical"
    3. Ken Fallon on 2014-08-11: "Brilliant episode but I'm still not convinced"
    4. Mike Ray on 2014-08-11: "Scalability"
    5. Ken Fallon on 2014-08-16: "Scalability is not an issue."
    6. Mike Ray on 2014-08-16: "Scalability"
    7. Ken Fallon on 2014-08-19: "Straw Man Argument"
    8. Mike Ray on 2014-08-21: "New host name"

  • hpr1568 (2014-08-06) "Blather Speech Recognition for Linux" by Jon Kulp.
    1. klaatu on 2014-08-11: "Amazing!"

  • hpr1566 (2014-08-04) "HPR Community News for July 2014" by HPR Volunteers.
    1. Steve Bickle on 2014-08-05: "How /etc is pronounced"
    2. Dave Morriss on 2014-08-07: "Et cetera, and so forth"
    3. Mike Ray on 2014-08-08: "/etc blah blah"

  • hpr1554 (2014-07-17) "07 - The Crown Conspiracy" by HPR_AudioBookClub.
    1. brijwhiz on 2014-08-03: "Journey comments and next book podcast"

  • hpr1199 (2013-03-07) "Old Time Radio on the web" by Frank Bell.
    1. Mike Ray on 2014-08-08: "OTR"

Apologies

  • guitarman for messing up attribution, and the shownotes
  • semioticrobotic for mixing up his shows

hpr1566 :: HPR Community News for July 2014

Released on 2014-08-04 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts:
Scyner, Mike Ray.

Last Month's Shows

Id Date Title Host
1542 2014-07-01 Agnes is an IT Lawyer Seetee
1543 2014-07-02 What's in my bag Ken Fallon
1544 2014-07-03 An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com semioticrobotic
1545 2014-07-04 32 - LibreOffice Calc - Introduction to Charts and Graphs Ahuka
1546 2014-07-07 HPR Community News for June 2014 HPR Admins
1547 2014-07-08 My Linux Experience Birthday Special David Whitman
1548 2014-07-09 Heyu and X10 Peter64
1549 2014-07-10 Cool Stuff Pt.1 Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)
1550 2014-07-11 The Ext3 and 4 File System JWP
1551 2014-07-14 Bitcoin Mining Scyner
1552 2014-07-15 An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com semioticrobotic
1553 2014-07-16 TuxJam 33.333 - How we got into Linux Andrew Conway
1554 2014-07-17 07 - The Crown Conspiracy HPR_AudioBookClub
1555 2014-07-18 33 - LibreOffice Calc - Creating Charts Ahuka
1556 2014-07-21 Screenplay Writing On Linux and Chromebooks Thistleweb
1557 2014-07-22 Encrypting E-mail on Android; Importing Keys Ahuka
1558 2014-07-23 Lunch Breaks Christopher M. Hobbs
1559 2014-07-24 We don't always need new gear. Knightwise
1560 2014-07-25 The reiserfs File System JWP
1561 2014-07-28 How I got into Accessible Computing Mike Ray
1562 2014-07-29 Android For The cli/c Junkie sigflup
1563 2014-07-30 Starting Programs at boot on the Raspberry Pi MrX
1564 2014-07-31 An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com semioticrobotic

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the Gmane archive.

Discussed this month were:

  • Ahuka's interview by semioticrobotic for opensource.com
  • Discussion of who is going to OggCamp 14, reserving a table and who has the table kit
  • Montana Ethical Hackers want to broadcast HPR content on 107.9FM End Of the Dial--Hacker Radio
  • The Mumble server has moved
  • Some Community News banter about many-to-many database relationships initiated a show!
  • Audio Book Club - planning the next recordings, the Mumble change and the location of the feeds
  • A slight misunderstanding about Orca arising from the Community News
  • Some discussion about the generation of audio and HTML show notes
  • Should we publish the HPR downloads stats ? - continuation of last month's discussion with the conclusion that yes, we should publish these stats
  • 5150's devastating news - he lost his house in a fire. He and his father are OK, but 5150 got some first-degree and second-degree burns. A funding site has been set up by Dan Frey at http://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/help-5150
  • Fwd: Migration in the future (To my company). -
    • Josh Knapp is setting up his own hosting company http://anhonesthost.com/
    • The HPR site will be migrating there
    • A thank you to Josh's company will be included in the intro
    • The outro will need to be re-recorded
    • A summary of the show will also be included after the intro, using text to speech
  • New Intro, Outro, and Template Files now available - the show note header has been changed too and the details on the web site at http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Comments this month

There are 13 comments:

  • hpr1563 etalas: "[no title]", relating to the show hpr1563 (2014-07-30) "Starting Programs at boot on the Raspberry Pi" by MrX.
  • hpr1558 Mark Waters: "Thanks", relating to the show hpr1558 (2014-07-23) "Lunch Breaks" by Christopher M. Hobbs.
  • hpr1558 Ken Fallon: "You *must* get a recording device for mobile interviews", relating to the show hpr1558 (2014-07-23) "Lunch Breaks" by Christopher M. Hobbs.
  • hpr1558 pokey: "Cool topic", relating to the show hpr1558 (2014-07-23) "Lunch Breaks" by Christopher M. Hobbs.
  • hpr1558 Beeza: "Lunchbreak Exploration", relating to the show hpr1558 (2014-07-23) "Lunch Breaks" by Christopher M. Hobbs.
  • hpr1554 Colin : "Journey comments", relating to the show hpr1554 (2014-07-17) "07 - The Crown Conspiracy" by HPR_AudioBookClub.
  • hpr1553 pokey: "Fun ep", relating to the show hpr1553 (2014-07-16) "TuxJam 33.333 - How we got into Linux " by Andrew Conway.
  • hpr1551 pokey: "Very interesting", relating to the show hpr1551 (2014-07-14) "Bitcoin Mining" by Scyner.
  • hpr1549 pokey: "Cool stuff", relating to the show hpr1549 (2014-07-10) "Cool Stuff Pt.1" by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^).
  • hpr1538 Jon Kulp : "Thanks Dave! ", relating to the show hpr1538 (2014-06-25) "Overhauling the School of Music website" by Jon Kulp.
  • hpr1284 Jon Kulp : "Help for Ash", relating to the show hpr1284 (2013-07-04) "Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra" by Jon Kulp.
  • hpr1199 Don Frey: "[no title]", relating to the show hpr1199 (2013-03-07) "Old Time Radio on the web" by Frank Bell.
  • hpr0367 Georgi : "[no title]", relating to the show hpr0367 (2009-05-28) "Screw you Hacker" by Chad.

hpr1546 :: HPR Community News for June 2014

Released on 2014-07-07 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts:
Mark Waters, semioticrobotic.

Last Month's Shows

Id Title Host
1521 Cardboard Greeting Cards Shane Shennan
1522 How to Use Docker and Linux Containers klaatu
1523 HPR Community News for May 2014 HPR Admins
1524 WASHLUG 20150515 GPG and E-mail Ahuka
1525 30 - LibreOffice Calc - A Savings Model Ahuka
1526 Penguicon 2014 Ahuka
1527 Surviving A Roadtrip: GPS Windigo
1528 Wildswimming in France Mark Waters
1529 TrueCrypt, Heartbleed, and Lessons Learned Ahuka
1530 The Ext2 File System JWP
1531 How I use Linux Jezra
1532 Project Idea - White-Hat Spam Bot Keith Murray
1533 Beginner's guide to the night sky 2 Andrew Conway
1534 My Introduction to HPR semioticrobotic
1535 31 - LibreOffice Calc - Sheet Editing and Navigation Ahuka
1536 The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)
1537 How I make Coffee x1101
1538 Overhauling the School of Music website Jon Kulp
1539 An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com semioticrobotic
1540 The journeling File System JWP
1541 How I Came To Linux Claudio Miranda

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the Gmane archive.


hpr1523 :: HPR Community News for May 2014

Released on 2014-06-04 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

There were no new hosts this month.

Last Month's Shows

Id Title Host
1499 How I Got Into Computers Charles in NJ
1500 Key Signing Ahuka
1501 AWK laindir
1502 Practical Math - Units - Distances and Area, Part 2 Charles in NJ
1503 Making Waves-The DSO Pocket Oscilloscope NYbill
1504 HPR at NELF 2014 Afterparty Various Hosts
1505 28 - LibreOffice Calc - Fills, an Introduction Ahuka
1506 HPR AudioBookClub 6 Shaman Tales Book 1 South Coast HPR_AudioBookClub
1507 HPR Community News for April 2014 HPR Admins
1508 In Defense of Play Charles in NJ
1509 HPR Needs Shows HPR Admins
1510 What's in My Bag? Charles in NJ
1511 How to skin a snake Jezra
1512 Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook Jon Kulp
1513 Stir-Fried Stochasticity: Bio-Boogers Epicanis
1514 Give The Small Guy A Try Beeza
1515 29 - LibreOffice Calc - Models and "What-If" Analysis Ahuka
1516 01 The podcasts I listen to Dave Morriss
1517 The set of prime numbers is infinite johanv
1518 02 The podcasts I listen to Dave Morriss
1519 What's in My Bag Thaj Sara
1520 The Ext File System JWP

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the Gmane archive.

Discussed this month was:

  • new crowdfunder: Mike Dupont has a ongoing kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jamesmikedupont/wwwelectionrus/li>
  • Comments not working?: NYbill wanted the comments link changed. It was.
  • A call for more shows: we ran out of shows. You responded with shows
  • 2 notes on shows: Kevin O'Brien wanted to know if the NELF talks could be put out on the feed. Current policy is We will continue to promote new podcasts and other creative commons material but due to a lack of slots, we are only releasing material created exclusively for HPR
  • Please use the shownote template files: The template has been updated please use it
  • Sending in details for old HPR shows: Please help with the effort to improve the shownotes/tags of the older episodes
  • I'm deleting this comment as it's spam: because of .....

hpr1509 :: HPR Needs Shows

Released on 2014-05-15 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR is short of shows and we need you to send in some today


hpr1507 :: HPR Community News for April 2014

Released on 2014-05-13 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News for April 2014

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts:
x1101, John Duarte.

Last Month's Shows

Id Title Host
1477 OSI layer 3 Various Hosts
1478 Batteries Part 2 MrX
1479 01 What is on my podcast player Ahuka
1480 Continuous Ink Supply System Ken Fallon
1481 Encryption and Gmail Ahuka
1482 02 What is on my podcast player Ahuka
1483 HPR Community News for March 2014 HPR Admins
1484 TuxJam31 Andrew Conway
1485 26 - LibreOffice Calc Cells Ahuka
1486 Linux Luddites Episode 11 - Interview with Rob Landley Ken Fallon
1487 How I Found Linux x1101
1488 What's on My Podcatcher Keith Murray
1489 Setting up a Raspberry Pi and RaspBMC Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)
1490 HPR at NELF 2014 Part1 pokey
1491 Heartbleed laindir
1492 HPR at NELF 2014 Part2 NYbill
1493 The Next Gen is You (1/2) klaatu
1494 The Next Gen is You (2/2) klaatu
1495 27 - LibreOffice Calc - Calculations and the Formula Bar Ahuka
1496 wiki on the raspberry pi MrX
1497 Practical Math - Units - Distances and Area, Part 1 Charles in NJ
1498 Personal OpenVPN John Duarte

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the Gmane archive.

Discussed this month was:

  • Something went wrong with episode 1477 :)
  • Community News shows should have a reserved slot.
  • Comment system, versus Forums versus disqus versus ...
  • Help with the Series
  • Help tagging shows
  • Call for Shows
  • Ken is looking for Ham Radio content
  • Seetee, is our man in Sweden

hpr1483 :: HPR Community News for March 2014

Released on 2014-04-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In today's community news we discuss the happenings in the HPR community. On the mumble were Dave Morris and Ken Fallon, while we were joined by Pokey and NYBill from the North East Linux Fest. During the show we also heard from Bruce Patterson formally of the Distro weekly podcast. x1101 a HPR listener and soon to be new contributor and finally Paul from paul dot com Paul's Security Weekly.

New hosts

There were no new hosts this month.

Running out of shows

We got very few shows lately and were it not for the backup shows been moved into the main queue we would be in trouble.

Queue status showing a big dip in shows

Last Months Shows

id title host
1456 HPR Community News for January 2014 HPR Admins
1457 Xubuntu, Kali on EeePc, Markdown Stuff, Pogoplug 4, and more. Beto
1458 Free Culture and Open Animation Seetee
1459 Locational Privacy with retrotech-the lowly pager deepgeek
1460 The road warrios command line combat life. Knightwise
1461 FOSDEM Keysigning Event Dave Morriss
1462 Encryption and Email with Thunderbird Ahuka
1463 Code Is a Life Sucking Abyss, Also My Story sigflup
1464 HPR Audiobook Club: Space Casey HPR_AudioBookClub
1465 24 - LibreOffice Writer A Brochure Project Ahuka
1466 Thoughts on GPS pokey
1467 How to win Find-The-Difference games pokey
1468 A Whole Lot of Nothing: Chromebook EOL, CentOS WTF, Non Mainstream GNU/Linux Distros and more... Beto
1469 HPR Community News for February 2014 HPR Admins
1470 Learn to read time with ccClock Ken Fallon
1471 Encrypt Your Stuff With Blowfish sigflup
1472 How I Found Linux Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)
1473 FOSDEM Discussion Dave Morriss
1474 A behind the Curtian Look at OsmAnd (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) with Pokey and David David Whitman
1475 25 - LibreOffice Calc What Is A Spreadsheet Ahuka
1476 Sega Genesis Music Driver sigflup

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the Gmane archive.

Discussed this month was:

Backup Shows

In a discussion started by Dave Morris. Some felt that the content was getting stale, and keeping shows for 2 years or even 3 months was too long. Others felt that these shows were contributed with the purpose of been used in an emergency and therefore should be timeless.
Eventually it was left to each of the contributors that had shows in the backup queue to release them, or to set them as emergency shows. The website has been updated to reflect this change.
Summary

HPR_AudioBookClub

The next audiobook is Shaman Tales Book 1: South Coast by Nathan Lowell. It's available on http://podiobooks.com/title/shaman-tales-1-south-coast/.

wget http://podiobooks.com/rss/feeds/episodes/shaman-tales-1-south-coast/ -O - | xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m '/rss/channel/item/enclosure' -v "@url" -n - | grep 'PB-'| while read chapter;do wget $chapter;done

New Podcasts

Round table

The mumble server is still available for Recording round table discussions mumble.openspeak.cc Port: 64747

Reserved slots

July 8 is reserved by davidWHITMAN

Usefulness of the Community News Show/Reserved Slot

Last month we asked if the community news should continue - and yes it should. We are open to suggestions on how to improve it.
It was also agreed to allow this show to be reserved.


hpr1469 :: HPR Community News for February 2014

Released on 2014-03-20 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

There were no new hosts this month.

id title host
1436 HPR New Year Show 2013-2014 After Show 1 of 4 Various Hosts
1437 HPR New Year Show 2013-2014 After Show 2 of 4 Various Hosts
1438 HPR New Year Show 2013-2014 After Show 3 of 4 Various Hosts
1439 HPR New Year Show 2013-2014 After Show 4 of 4 Various Hosts
1440 Creating a Key Pair - GUI Client Ahuka
1441 Jono Bacon and Stuart Langridge talk with pokey pokey
1442 Google Summer of Code Jonathan Nadeau
1443 Fahrenheit 0-100 Bill_MI
1444 What is Firefox OS? J. A. Mathis
1445 22 - LibreOffice Writer Other Frame Styles Ahuka
1446 Interview with Fernando H. F. Botelho from the F123 group Ken Fallon
1447 HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 1/5 Ken Fallon
1448 Intro to cable cutting Tracy Holz_Holzster
1449 Timelapse Video Peter64
1450 My Mobile digital life Knightwise
1451 Jeremy Allison ~ the SAMBA project Ken Fallon
1452 HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 3 Ken Fallon
1453 HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 4 Ken Fallon
1454 HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 5 Ken Fallon
1455 23 - LibreOffice Writer Other Page Layout Options Ahuka

hpr1456 :: HPR Community News for January 2014

Released on 2014-03-03 under a CC-BY-SA license.
A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts:
mirwi, cyan, ToeJet, J. A. Mathis, and Bill_MI.

iddatetitlehost
1413ohmroep hpr live 3, 01-08-2013, (Power)DNSNido Media
1414ohmroep hpr live 4, 31-06-2013, operating lights at Observe Hack MakeNido Media
141518 - LibreOffice Writer Working with Page StylesAhuka
1416HPR New Year Show Part 1 2013-12-31T10:00:00Z to 2013-12-31T16:00:00ZVarious Hosts
1417HPR New Year Show Part 2 2013-12-31T16:00:00Z to 2013-12-31T21:00:00ZVarious Hosts
1418HPR New Year Show Part 3 2013-12-31T22:00:00Z to 2014-01-01T04:00:00ZVarious Hosts
1419HPR New Year Show Part 4 2014-01-01T04:00:00Z to 2014-01-01T10:00:00ZVarious Hosts
1420HPR New Year Show Part 5 2014-01-01T10:00:00Z to 2014-01-01T12:00:00ZVarious Hosts
1421Statistics and PollingAhuka
1422Setting up and using SSH and SOCKSCurtis Adkins (CPrompt^)
1423Monty - The man behind your databasesSeetee
1424ohmroep hpr live mini, 03-08-2013, Censorship and Hacking in the NetherlandsNido Media
1425Ahuka 20 LibreOffice Writer FramesIntroduction and the Type TabAhuka
1426A Visit to ReglueDavid Whitman
1427Decoding HPR1216 the easy way and a bit moremirwi
1428Coffee Stain Studios and the Sanctum gamesSeetee
1429Debian sources.listHonkeymagoo
1430thebestofyoutube.com download scriptKen Fallon
1431Talking Twenty FourteenNYbill
1432Fahrenheit 212cyan
1433Ubuntu Quickly Ebook TemplateMike Hingley
1434Why I made an account free androidToeJet
143521 - LibreOffice Writer Frame Properties CompletedAhuka

hpr1383 :: HPR Community News for October 2013

Released on 2013-11-20 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: David Willson, Neandergeek, Tony Pelaez, and Richard Hughes.

Show Updates

id date title host
1347 2013-10-01 LinuxJAZZ#4 Bariman
1348 2013-10-02 Fuse MrX
1349 2013-10-03 Melissa Dupreast helps me with Audio Compression Jon Kulp
1350 2013-10-04 The Origin of ONICS (My Intro) Gabriel Evenfire
1351 2013-10-07 HPR Community News For August 2013 HPR Admins
1352 2013-10-08 Stanford marshmallow experiment Zachary De Santos
1353 2013-10-09 Practical Math - Introduction to Units Charles in NJ
1354 2013-10-10 Wayne Green MrGadgets
1355 2013-10-11 LibreOffice 13 Writer A Bullet Style Deconstructed Ahuka
1356 2013-10-14 So, you've just installed Arch Linux, now what? Arch Lessons from a Newbie, Ep. 01 FiftyOneFifty
1357 2013-10-15 Whats in my bag, and other stories James Michael DuPont (h4ck3rm1k3)
1358 2013-10-16 how to set up GnuPG, a PGP-compliant encryption klaatu
1359 2013-10-17 Pipes Matt McGraw (g33kdad)
1360 2013-10-18 HPR Community News For September2013 HPR Admins
1361 2013-10-21 SFS and Linux Camp David Willson
1362 2013-10-22 Fixing a bad RSS feed Dave Morriss
1363 2013-10-23 Some pacman Tips By Way of Repacing NetworkManager With WICD FiftyOneFifty
1364 2013-10-24 Vintage Tech Iron Pay Phone Coin Box FiftyOneFifty
1365 2013-10-25 LibreOffice 14 Writer A Numbered List Style Deconstructed Ahuka
1366 2013-10-28 What I do with my Raspberry Pi Neandergeek
1367 2013-10-29 I'm Sorry Dan Jezra
1368 2013-10-30 How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Jon Kulp
1369 2013-10-31 NaNoWriMo Prep Heisenbug
Started:  7 years, 6 months, 22 days ago
Renamed HPR:  5 years, 3 months, 29 days ago
Total Shows:  1715
Total TWAT: 300
Total HPR:  1415
HPR Hosts:  206
Next free slot: 16
Hosts in Queue: 7
Shows in Queue: 15
October Downloads: 101,572
http://hackerpublicradio.org/report.bz2

2013-14 New Years 24-hour show

Hello All,

We are roughly around 10 weeks away from the next 24-hour New Year's show. This a call out for all parties who are interested in helping with this year's show. We mainly need to make arrangements for a Mumble server and a few streaming servers. If you have any of these resources available then please send me your name, email address, available resources, and a day/time that is convenient for you to meet on-line on a Mumble server for organizational purposes.

Thank you,

Kwisher on IRC
kevin dot wisher at gmail dot com

Other News

  • Request for Ahuka - doing car payments as an example
  • Queue Management/Disposing of current backup shows
    "It was scary to me that there are only two shows in the queue, until I realized that there are 13 shows in the backup queue."
  • Worst of as a backup show - not in line with HPR philosophy
  • Updated Readme
  • George, asked for help deciding what to record
  • Process of adding us to mail archive
  • The free software song http://www.gnu.org/music/free-software-song.html

hpr1360 :: HPR Community News For September2013

Released on 2013-10-18 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Gabriel Evenfire, and James Michael DuPont (h4ck3rm1k3).

Show Updates

id date title host
1326 2013-09-02 What's in my bag jrobb
1327 2013-09-03 Frank Bell Bakes Bread Frank Bell
1328 2013-09-04 A Hacker's Perspective On Schizophrenia sigflup
1329 2013-09-05 TGTM Newscast for 2013-13-08 Tgtm News Team
1330 2013-09-06 Programming languages 3 - C garjola
1331 2013-09-09 A Tale of Chroot NYbill
1332 2013-09-10 Jingles Stitch
1333 2013-09-11 Introduction / How I Got Into Linux Matt McGraw (g33kdad)
1334 2013-09-12 Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Ed Finkler Ken Fallon
1335 2013-09-13 LibreOffice 11 Writer Character Styles Ahuka
1336 2013-09-16 The Rosetta Dream Julian Neuer
1337 2013-09-17 overdrive sigflup
1338 2013-09-18 Pumped Pi's NYbill
1339 2013-09-19 Legacy Technology: My Victrola Jon Kulp
1340 2013-09-20 Out and about at OHM 2013 Ken Fallon
1341 2013-09-23 TGTM Newscast for 2013-08-25 Tgtm News Team
1342 2013-09-24 Power Tool Drag Racing! MrGadgets
1343 2013-09-25 Too Clever For Your Own Good laindir
1344 2013-09-26 Filming a Dinosaur egg hatching Ken Fallon
1345 2013-09-27 LibreOffice 12 Writer List Styles Introduced Ahuka
1346 2013-09-30 How to properly evangelize linux or why I use linux as my daily driver. Riley Gelwicks (glwx)
Started:  7 years, 6 months, 22 days ago
Renamed HPR:  5 years, 3 months, 29 days ago
Total Shows:  1685
Total TWAT: 300
Total HPR:  1385
HPR Hosts:  202
Next free slot: 13
Hosts in Queue: 9
Shows in Queue: 12
September Downloads: 75,774
http://hackerpublicradio.org/report.bz2

Host Pages

Should we update the host pages to include information like PGP Key, a photo etc.

TGTM as a general newscast now over

Hey, Ken,

I just published TGTM news #103, which is my explanation of its
closure and next month's new format.  I now plan to do two audios a
month, one tech piece for HPR and one non-tech for my personal site.

Could you please announce this in the next HPR community news, as well
as putting this link in the show notes:

http://www.talkgeektome.us/tgtmnews-103.xhtml

yours, 
---
DeepGeek

Other News

  • Is it Spam ?
  • Mumble HPR - a show about banners, stickers, and HPR tables at events like Linux Fests etc.
  • Upcoming Series on "Units": Help with Medical Maths? Help with the units used in medicine dosages.
  • Fix for the HPR Calendar Page
  • Nutters
  • Audio Quality Manifesto
  • Creative Commons
  • Put shows in the FTP root, just [A-Za-z09]
  • Return of reserved slot ?
  • The free software song http://www.gnu.org/music/free-software-song.html

hpr1351 :: HPR Community News For August 2013

Released on 2013-10-07 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Stitch, Matt McGraw (g33kdad), Julian Neuer, laindir, and Riley Gelwicks (glwx).

Show Updates

id date title host
1306 2013-08-05 Freedom Followup Christopher M. Hobbs
1307 2013-08-06 What's in my Bag Accipiter
1308 2013-08-07 Helping a New Computer User Shane Shennan
1309 2013-08-08 Assisted Human Reproduction Ken Fallon
1310 2013-08-09 Energy Democracy defined Bob Tregilus
1311 2013-08-12 Modern Inconveniences Christopher M. Hobbs
1312 2013-08-13 Deepgeek interviews Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic Pirate Party parliamentarian) Epicanis
1313 2013-08-14 How I Manage Contacts Jon Kulp
1314 2013-08-15 Impressions of Mageia Frank Bell
1315 2013-08-16 LibreOffice 09 Writer Working With Paragraph-Level Styles Ahuka
1316 2013-08-19 What is my bag MrGadgets
1317 2013-08-20 What's In My 2 Bags Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)
1318 2013-08-21 How I found Linux Sunzofman1
1319 2013-08-22 Frank Bell Presents HPR to His LUG Frank Bell
1320 2013-08-23 How I got into Linux jrobb
1321 2013-08-26 What's in my Bag Christopher M. Hobbs
1322 2013-08-27 Kevin O'Brien - Ohio LinuxFest 2013 Ken Fallon
1323 2013-08-28 HPR Community News For July 2013 HPR Admins
1324 2013-08-29 Porting Mega Happy Sprite To Windows sigflup
1325 2013-08-30 LibreOffice 10 Writer Paragraph Styles in Templates Ahuka

Monthly Downloads

Graph of monthly downloads total and by episode

Download History

Started:  7 years, 6 months, 22 days ago (2005-10-10)
Renamed HPR:  5 years, 3 months, 29 days ago (2007-12-31)
Total Shows:  1685
Total TWAT: 300
Total HPR:  1385
HPR Hosts:  200
Next free slot: 25
Hosts in Queue: 13
Shows in Queue: 22
August Downloads: 86,109
Average Daily Download: 2,620
Estimated Episodes Downloaded: 7,567,791
http://hackerpublicradio.org/report.bz2

Host Pages

Should we update the host pages to include information like PGP Key, a photo etc.

On the Mailing List

  • Everyone is going to OGGCamp except Ken.
  • HPR Episodes with Code is OK

hpr1323 :: HPR Community News For July 2013

Released on 2013-08-28 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: Alek Grigorian, Accipiter, Shane Shennan, Bob Tregilus, Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^), and jrobb.

Show Updates

id title host
1282 My Homemade Recumbent Bicycle Jon Kulp
1283 Ken gets to talk with Ambjorn about politics Ken Fallon
1284 Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra Jon Kulp
1285 LibreOffice 06 Writer Creating a Paragraph Style LibreOffice Ahuka
1286 iCalendar Hacking Dave Morriss
1287 HPR Community News For June 2013 HPR Admins
1288 Nido Media gets Ken to go camping at OHM2013 Ken Fallon
1289 Short Xen Update From JWP JWP
1290 MultiSystem: The Bootable Thumb Drive Creator FiftyOneFifty
1291 Parsing an ISO8601 formatted duration field with Perl Dave Morriss
1292 Doomsday Remainders Charles in NJ
1293 A Week of Freedom Christopher M. Hobbs
1294 Causes of Schizophrenia, neurochemical theory sigflup
1295 LibreOffice 07 Writer Heading Styles Ahuka
1296 Intro to camp fires pokey
1297 Mobile Hackspace (whats in my bag) NYbill
1298 Recording for HPR using Audacity Nido Media
1299 What’s in my Bag Jon Kulp
1300 Maker Faire: Kansas City MrGadgets
1301 Conversation with Nybill and Jon Kulp Jon Kulp
1302 How I Got to Linux Accipiter
1303 A Music Pairing Under Unlikely Circumstances Dave Morriss
1304 Jon Kulp and His Son Talk Hacking Jon Kulp
1305 LibreOffice 08 Writer Tab Styles Ahuka

On the Mailing List

  • Community driven scheduling system is now active.
  • Open Sourcing Mental Illness
  • Low on Shows
    • backup queue is visible on the calendar page
    • we should *not* have any backup shows
  • Interview Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdòttir
    • "We will continue to promote new podcasts and other creative commons material but due to a lack of slots, we are only releasing material created exclusively for HPR. If there is a piece of creative commons content that you would like to promote, then feel free to record a regular show where you introduce the content and explain why it is important, providing links to where we can get more information."
  • HPR missing from Google
  • FTP Quota issues
  • HPR Joint Fourth Top Linux Podcast
  • LUG Presentation
  • Sonar Project donators "Those kind people who donated to the sonar project your laptop stickers are in and they are awesome. Please send me your postal address off list and I will send you a sheet of six stickers."
  • Owe me a show list.
  • OggCamp 2013
  • WARNING !! Update to the RSS feed
  • HPR1300 posted

hpr1287 :: HPR Community News For June 2013

Released on 2013-07-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is on the Saturday before the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Alek Grigorian.

id title host
1261 Community News for May 2013 HPR Admins
1262 LiTS 031: who Dann
1263 3G Tunnels (Sshuttle) NYbill
1264 Open Accessibility: Interview with Steve Lee Ken Fallon
1265 Mitigating SQL Injection And Other Message Protocol Attacks Through Compiler Signatures sigflup
1266 TGTM Newscast for 2013-06-06  by Dann Washko and DeepGeek Tgtm News Team
1267 LibreOffice 04 Writer Style Properties 1 Ahuka
1268 Whats in my bag David Whitman
1269 Frank Bell Achieves Enlightenment Adventures with E17 Pt Two Frank Bell
1270 Fathers Day Special: Jon Kulp interviews his Dad Jon Kulp
1271 Out of style or retro chique. Knightwise
1272 Open Badges? klaatu
1273 LiTS 032: cat Dann
1274 Nathan Dumont on Open Source Hardware Ken Fallon
1275 LibreOffice 05 Writer Style Properties 2 Ahuka
1276 Two Hacker Public Radio hosts meet face-to-face for the first time Jon Kulp
1277 Icecast 102 klaatu
1278 OggCamp11: Interview with Marie Assen from Flatter Ken Fallon
1279 Russ Pavlicek on Xen Project Alek Grigorian
1280 Homemade Antennas for OTA Hi-Def TV Jon Kulp
1281 Samsung Ativ Premiere Knightwise

Website updates

There have been many small changes to the back end to allow first in first out scheduling.


hpr1261 :: Community News for May 2013

Released on 2013-06-03 under a CC-BY-SA license.
A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Deb Nicholson, Beeza, and Toby Meehan.

host
id title
1236 Lament For httpd deepgeek
1237 Cory Doctorow tribute to Aaron Swartz Various Creative Commons Works
1238 Word processors are overrated johanv
1239 HPR Saturday Sessions: What is hacking? Nido Media
1240 Doomsday Rule Charles in NJ
1241 Community News for April 2013 HPR Admins
1242 What's Wrong With Free, Anyway? Ahuka
1243 Wargames Anniversary AukonDK
1244 LiTS 029: ab - apache benchmark. Dann
1245 TGTM Newscast for 2013-06-05 for by Dann Washko and DeepGeek Tgtm News Team
1246 David Whitman On Location at LinuxFest Northwest David Whitman
1247 Recording Terrestrial Radio with bash scipts and cron jobs Jon Kulp
1248 Frank Bell Achieves Enlightenment Adventures with E17 Pt One Frank Bell
1249 Software Patents: Who's Behind the Curtain? Deb Nicholson
1250 Interview With YTCracker pokey
1251 TGTM Newscast for 2013-05-19 DeepGeek Tgtm News Team
1252 The Long Road To Linux Beeza
1253 Linux in the Shell Ep 30 - vmstat Dann
1254 X2go Remote Linux server/client JWP
1255 A life in a software project garjola
1256 TGTM Newscast for 2013-05-20 Bobobex Tgtm News Team
1257 Getting things done. Knightwise
1258 How to Build a Desktop Computer Toby Meehan
1259 Cyanide Cupcake and Klaatu klaatu
1260 Interview with GMC about OHM 2013. Nido Media

New show posting algorithm

Following a post from klaatu noting that he was waiting 42 days to get a show released, he suggest simplifying the process to a first in first out solution with some options. Ken replied that the entire scheduling should be first in first out, while giving hosts the option to pick a day in the future that was free.
Join the mail list for more discussions on this topic.


hpr1241 :: Community News for April 2013

Released on 2013-05-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.
A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Russ Wenner, Jezra, and Helvetin.

Show Review

id title host
1219 The Care and Feeding of the Flintlock Muzzleloading Rifle Russ Wenner
1220 Cinnarch 64 bit, Installation Review FiftyOneFifty
1221 TGTM Newscast 93 for 2013-04-02 DeepGeek and Dann Washko Tgtm News Team
1222 LiTS 027: mathematical commands Dann
1223 How I got into linux Jezra
1224 Podio Book Report on Jake Bible's "Dead Mech" FiftyOneFifty
1225 Modern Survivalism Part 2 Tracy Holz_Holzster
1226 TGTM Newscast for 2013-04-09 DeepGeek & Pokey Tgtm News Team
1227 Not-A-Con interview mordancy
1228 Utilizing Maximum Space on a Cloned BTRFS Partition FiftyOneFifty
1229 Chromebook Acer C7 Review Helvetin
1230 Google How Could You Neodragon
1231 TGTM Newscast for 2013-04-16 Bobobex Tgtm News Team
1232 LiTS 028: extended attributes Dann
1233 Playing Ingress Epicanis
1234 fightcodegame.com Mike Hingley
1235 Talk Cyberpunk To Me sigflup
I would like to suggest the following amendments to the scheduling
rules detailed below in ALL CAPS bellow:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php#normal_priority
We now release shows based on when the hosts last had a show aired.
This brings new hosts and returning hosts to the top of the queue to
encourage their efforts, and it also spreads out shows submitted in
batches and gives a wider variety of hosts. Once a host is determined,
the first show uploaded by that host is released. If you wish your
shows to be released in a particular order then make sure you make that
obvious in the title and by emailing admin@hackerpublicradio.org.
You can swap the order of the shows but it involves additional effort
and is frowned upon :).
WHERE POSSIBLE WE WILL NOT RELEASE SHOWS FROM THE SAME HOST IN ANY ONE
WEEK.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php#synicated_shows
Syndicated Shows
We will continue to promote new podcasts and other creative commons
material but due to a lack of slots, we are only releasing material
created exclusively for HPR. If there is a piece of creative commons
content that you would like to promote, then feel free to record a
regular show where you introduce the content and explain why it is
important and providing links to where we can get more information.
THESE SHOWS CAN BE RELEASED EITHER UNDER YOUR OWN NAME OR UNDER
THE GENERIC HOST CALLED "VARIOUS CREATIVE COMMONS WORKS" (HOSTID 158)  
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The amendment "WHERE POSSIBLE WE WILL NOT RELEASE SHOWS FROM THE SAME
HOST IN ANY ONE WEEK." had been included prior to the changes in
January, but I would like to put it back.

The amendment "THESE SHOWS WILL CAN BE RELEASED EITHER UNDER YOUR
OWN NAME OR UNDER THE GENERIC HOST CALLED "VARIOUS CREATIVE COMMONS
WORKS" was discussed in the mail list under the title of "Various
Creative Commons Works" but the discussions got derailed. 

Please keep discussion to these two points only. 

As always Silence, or no comment is assumed to be approval.

Ken.

Also the addition of the following text to the Scheduling Rules: 
Please be aware that we cannot predict when your show will be out, but 
sooner of later it will be released. Sometimes a new host will jump to 
the top of the queue, while other hosts seem to be waiting a long time. 
This is because all the shows at HPR are scheduled according to the 
Scheduling Guidelines, which apply to everyone without exception.

On the List

Todo List

New

  • Show Flow Rate/Average wait times
  • Android App
  • Crediting multiple hosts

Processing

  • Securing the website
  • Upload Form
  • Fixing broken links
  • Fixing broken HTML/Converting to HTML5/CSS3
  • thelinuxlink.pl

Done

To Do

  • Automate the presentation
  • Introduction to HPR video
  • Add ATOM Feed
  • Opus Support
  • Events Page
  • Twitter/Identi.CA Feed
  • Upload to Archive.org
  • Automating media upload, identification and transcoding

Events

We would like more backup shows

There are 32 shows in the queue from 13 hosts. Consider contributing a show. http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php


hpr1177 :: HPR Community News Dec12/Jan13

Released on 2013-02-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.
A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Dick Thomas, Delwin, Charles in NJ, Dude-man, Beto, Peter64, johanv, Emilien Klein, NYbill, , and K5TUX.

Apologies and Thanks

Dude-Man for missing that he was a new podcaster.
Thanks to Emilien for the patch to the readme
Thanks to Mike Hingley, and Dave for the heads up about the problems with the website
Big thanks to everyone who supported the New Year Show.
Apologies to everyone that was offended by my posts to the mail lists

Show Review

id title host
1132 LiTS 019: Kill the worms! Dann
1133 How I got in to Linux Dick Thomas
1134 Scannerdrome Ep. 1 - Lola Lariscy Various Hosts
1135 TGTM Newscast for 12/01/2012 deepgeek
1136 01 Introduction to Office software Ahuka
1137 Open Street Maps NewAgeTechnoHippie
1138 Programming languages 2 - Python garjola
1139 The missing episode MrGadgets
1140 TGTM Newscast for 12/9/2012 deepgeek
1141 mumble client intro Delwin
1142 LiTS 020: pgrep and pkill Dann
1143 The N Days of Christmas? Intro to Recreational Math Charles in NJ
1144 Who Owns Your Files Ahuka
1145 TGTM Newscast for 12/20/2012 deepgeek
1146 Wireshark-1 NewAgeTechnoHippie
1147 Eulogy for the Netbook AukonDK
1148 Development Discussion Dave Morriss
1149 02 LibreOffice Writer Default Template Ahuka
1150 Hacking Karma And Reincarnation With The Forgiveness Discipline deepgeek
1151 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 1 Various Creative Commons Works
1152 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 2 Various Creative Commons Works
1153 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 3 Various Creative Commons Works
1154 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 4 Various Creative Commons Works
1155 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 5 Various Creative Commons Works
1156 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 6 Various Creative Commons Works
1157 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 7 Various Creative Commons Works
1158 Hacker Public Radio New Year Show Part 8 Various Creative Commons Works
1159 Food - Health - Nutrially Densce food Dude-man
1160 TGTM Newscast for 1/8/2013 DeepGeek deepgeek
1161 PAM Two Factor Auth SSH Beto
1162 LiTS 021 - killall Dann
1163 Installing PYWWS on a Raspberry Pi Peter64
1164 About git johanv
1165 TGTM Newscast for 1/17/2013 deepgeek
1166 Airtime Radio Automation AukonDK
1167 Kernels in the Boot, or What to Do When Your /boot folder Fills Up FiftyOneFifty
1168 How I started my local Linux User Group Emilien Klein
1169 Autotools Nido Media
1170 TGTM Newscast for 1/20/2013 deepgeek
1171 Tech and Loathing 13 - Remote Desktop Protocols K5TUX
1172 LiTS 022: Sort Dann
1173 Sonar GNU/linux Jonathan Nadeau
1174 Low Tech Fab (PCB Etching) NYbill
1175 how to start irssi in screen after reboot Lord Drachenblut

Events

Mail List Discussions

  • Setup for the New Year Show - there is no cli client for mumble or for piping to ice-cast
  • DeepGeek asks for help in a new Segment about corporate use for web proxies
  • cobra2 discusses RSS torrents
  • Problems playing episodes ? Always mail admin@hackerpublicradio.org
  • KT4KB_Jon Lambdin [Hpr] CQ CQ CQ de KT4KB - Let's do a podcast Via Amatuer Radio
  • Aaron Swartz - passed away
  • Stickers!
  • Nido Media HPR Saturday Sessions (Digest is a once a day thing)
  • Reassign the shows to the TGTM News Team
  • Changes to the owner of TGTM Tech News Show
  • Should we add the intro/outro - yes if you want to
  • klaatu http://radio.pittsburgharts.org:8000, dosman is running a part15 radio station at my house. While most people agree with the explicit tag, Ken strongly disagreed with the suggestion.

Reminder of how HPR is governed

While Stankdwag pays for the hosting, HPR is run by the community, not the Admins! That means what the community decides is the direction we take it.

Filtering "Clean" shows

The necessary changes to accommodate a per show explicit field has been made. 
To get the filtered feeds, please append 'explicit=0' to the end of any of the fields. 
This will trigger the field 'rss/channel/item/itunes:explicit="Clean"'


http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_mp3_rss.php?explicit=0
http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_ogg_rss.php?explicit=0
http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_spx_rss.php?explicit=0
http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_total_rss.php?explicit=0
http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_total_ogg_rss.php?explicit=0
http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_total_spx_rss.php?explicit=0

This will leave the  on the  as "Yes" but will
toggle the  to clean.
Currently the only shows flagged as 'explicit=0' are the ones from
klaatu. For those wishing to reclassify your shows please review the
attached guidelines from the FCC and follow the link to Apples website
http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html. Apple has a policy of
banning incorrectly flagged shows, so we could loose approximately 7 -
20 % of HPR listeners in one fell swoop if you classify your show
incorrectly.

Please alert me or admin@hackerpublicradio.org if anything strange
starts to happen.

Ken (as HPR Admin)

Website Changes

  • Website Updates, RSS Feeds, Cal page: new list, new post script, explains how the queuing is done. Still need to update the contribute, readme and intro outro.
  • HPR Transcode script - Help needed by one and all
  • Cannot get the mailing list to archive

Sonar Fundraiser

The Sonar Project is to build a Linux operating system focused on accessibility. There are 1 billion people in the world with some type of disability. Jonathan Nadeau is a blind user and has already made the Sonar GNU/Linux distribution completely accessible to blind people. Now he needs our help to take it to the next level.
Pimp and pay http://www.indiegogo.com/sonar

We need shows

There are 14 shows in the queue. http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php



hpr1111 :: HPR Community News October 2012

Released on 2012-11-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

Featuring

aparanoidshell
bobobex
corenominal
Epicanis
FifteyOneFifty
Ken Fallon
KT4KB-Jon

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: bobobex, and Dave Morriss

Show Review

id title host
1086 HPR Community News September 2012 HPR Admins
1087 The FSCONS of Jonas Öberg Seetee
1088 Penguicon 2012 Ahuka
1089 Max Mether of SkySQL talks about MariaDB Various Creative Commons Works
1090 TGTM Newscast for 10/2/2012 deepgeek
1091 Useful Vim Plugins Dave Morriss
1092 Ham Radio: The Original Tech Geek Passion MrGadgets
1093 Separate Presentation from Content - 2 Office Software Ahuka
1094 Linux, Beer, and Who Cares? FiftyOneFifty
1095 TGTM Newscast for 2012/10/07 deepgeek
1096 KeepassX Frank Bell
1097 The Cyberunions Podcast Various Creative Commons Works
1098 My Journey to Geekdom bobobex
1099 compilers part 2 sigflup
1100 Why Android Tablets Suck Part2 MrGadgets
1101 Recovery of an (en)crypted home directory in a buntu based system FiftyOneFifty
1102 Speech Impediments DoorToDoorGeek
1103 Thoughtkindness: In Defense of Media Freetardation Epicanis
1104 TuxJam: Episode 15 Various Creative Commons Works
1105 TGTM Newscast for 10/24/2012 deepgeek
1106 Of Fuduntu, RescaTux (or the Farmer Buys a Dell) FiftyOneFifty
1107 Compilers Part 3 sigflup
1108 What's In my Bag? Mike Hingley
1109 Astricon 2012 - Virtues of the Open Source Telephony Platform Various Creative Commons Works
1110 The Doctor Who Restoration Team AukonDK

Other News

Only about one third of the downloads are OGG so if you are freedom lover change over to the ogg feed.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_ogg_rss.php

Apologies again to BuyerBrown for the show mixup.

Fossdem - HPR/Podcast table

If anyone is going to fossdem (https://fosdem.org/2013/ and would be interested in covering a booth, please get in touch with admin at hpr
This also counts for other podcasters who want to share a table.

Reshaping HPR

There has been a lot of activity on the mail list this month about changes to the scheduling rules and about the upload formats.

Please start by (re)listening to 0560 - Old soldiers | 2010-08-02

As we didn't have shows to fill the feed, we introduced other Non-HPR exclusive content to fill the gaps.
As contributions increased this resulted in a long delay in getting the HPR exclusive content out.
The rest can be read via manually created mail archive http://hackerpublicradio.org/archive/hpr-at-hackerpublicradio.org_2012-10-archive.pdf

There is also a discussion about changing the upload to FLAC only

Dev News

The cpanel website is giving problems and Josh is working to get them fixed.

mordancy pointed out that we didn't have a full feed for the ogg and spx. So after thinking about it for too long these have also been added.

We made some clean up to the website so please have a look around and report anything out of the ordinary.

Epicanis has been working on a upload form which can be found http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/hprup.php

The gitorious page can be found http://gitorious.org/hpr-scheduling-system

The rest can be read via manually created mail archive http://hackerpublicradio.org/archive/dev-at-hackerpublicradio.org_2012-10-archive.pdf


hpr1086 :: HPR Community News September 2012

Released on 2012-09-30 under a CC-BY-SA license.
A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

Featuring

Dave Morriss
Epicanis
Ken Fallon
klaatu
pegwole

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Zachary De Santos, Frederic Couchet, and The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions.

Show Review

id title host
1066 HPR Community News August 2012 Various Hosts
1067 echo 01 > /dev/random pegwole
1068 Reformatting Creative Commons Content For Non-Computer Settings The Air Staff of Erie Looking Production
1069 Eric S. Raymond speaks at the Central Phila. LUG Various Creative Commons Works
1070 TGTM Newscast for 9/5/2012 deepgeek
1071 How I Cut The Cable Cord: My Settup BrocktonBob
1072 LiTS 015: top part 3 - Control Top Dann
1073 Separate Presentation from Content - 1 The Web Ahuka
1074 OGG Camp 11. Post-event Commentary with Alan Pope Robin Catling
1075 tgtm-news-75-20120912 deepgeek
1076 Ohio LinuxFest 2012 Ken Fallon
1077 FSCONS: Haralanova Hack for Freedom! Seetee
1078 A podcast about software patents/unitary patent Frederic Couchet
1079 Distributed Systems Podcast HPR Admins
1080 TGTM Newscast for 9/19/2012 DeepGeek deepgeek
1081 Preparing Pictures for Posting with the GIMP Frank Bell
1082 LiTS 016: top pt 4: Alternate Windows Dann
1083 compilers part1 sigflup
1084 Paul Levy on Learning to Dance with Spiders Robin Catling
1085 A Stream Zachary De Santos

Thanks to

  • David Whitman for paying for the fantastic banner and then some for HPR swag !


hpr1079 :: Distributed Systems Podcast

Released on 2012-09-20 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

In today's show we feature the Distributed Systems Podcast - all you ever wanted to hear and learn about building with DDD, CQRS, Cloud and much more!

Episode 12: LMAX

by Rinat Abdullin on April 2, 2012

In this episode, Jonathan and Rinat interview Mike Barker who helped architect the LMAX Disruptor project, a high-performance, ultra-low latency structure for producer/consumer operations.

Notes:

Enjoy.


hpr1046 :: HPR Community News July 2012

Released on 2012-08-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: aparanoidshell and Famicoman

Show Review

id title host
1021 HPR Community News June 2012 HPR Admins
1022 LiTS 010 - df - Exploring Disk Filesystem Usage Dann
1023 About Rivendell with Rivendell AukonDK
1024 Episode 1024 Various Hosts
1025 Infonomicon Episode #51 Various Hosts
1026 Setting up a WordPress blog part 4 Frank Bell
1027 Migrating away from Google Reader Ken Fallon
1028 Jonathan Kulp and NYbill: Goodwill Hunting Various Hosts
1029 Karen Sandler on Medical Devices: OGG Camp Part Two Robin Catling
1030 Ruben Rodriquez talks about Trisquel Linux Various Creative Commons Works
1031 Backing up your dvd collection using mencoder BrocktonBob
1032 LiTS 011: du - disk usage Dann
1033 Go RTFM aparanoidshell
1034 PXE Boot Ken Fallon
1035 OGG Camp 11 Panel Discussion Robin Catling
1036 Setting up Your First Ham Radio Station Joel
1037 Soldering Part 1 MrX
1038 Interview with George Vlahavas and Andreas born of the SalixOS project pokey
1039 Matt Lee Gnu FM and Libre FM Various Creative Commons Works
1040 Steam on Linux Lord Drachenblut and Downer
1041 Home from H.O.P.E. Various Hosts
1042 LiTS: 012 - tail Dann
1043 Hacking Second Hand - Obtaining Old Tech Famicoman
1044 OggCamp11: Oracle Linux JWP
1045 Genealogy Mike Hingley

Thanks to

  • Iwan Gabovitch for the heads up about the wrong CC lisence on the site
  • Dave Morriss for all the fantastic work he's doing on the backend system
  • Frank Bell and Ehtyar Holmes for all the fantastic work he's doing on the frontend system
  • David Whitman for tracking the keywords on past episodes and for the kind donation towards paying for the European HPR banner
  • Richard Querin for the fantastic artwork
  • Xoke for the idea
  • Jonathan Nadeau for the cpanel script

Apologies to

  • DeepGeek who sent in this
    I wanted to ask in regards to the next community news that a mention that I installed a new webpage design while on my May sabbatical, and please also announce that the second month of my sabbatical will be taken for the month of July. In August, I will resume my full schedule of three-per-month and will produce three for this month, June.
  • DeepGeek when I forgot to announce that he would be at hope
  • Windigo for missing that he was a new host
  • Mike Hingley and DoorToDoorGeek for not sending him the FTP details
  • Dave Morriss, Frank Bell and Ehtyar Holmes for not providing them enough information for the new site
  • NYbill for not putting their show out sooner
  • Everyone for the delay in getting the Queue and Calendar published

Other Notes

  • We're pushing out all the 2011 OggCamp content from last year
  • Droops where are you
  • hprhackers group created on gitorious.org

HOPE 9


In case anyone is interested in audio for the talks at HOPE9, they just went up at http://www.hopenumbernine.net/schedule/

OggCamp

Ken will be at OggCamp on August 18 / 19, Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 5RD. If you are there coma along to the booth and sign the table. There will be a very limited number of t-shirts. Stickers were too expensive this time. If there is time, Ken will put together a booklet on the podcasts listed on thelinuxlink.net site.

Ohio LinuxFest 2012 Registration is Open for Business

A message from Kevin O'Brien
We are opening up Registration for the 2012 Ohio LinuxFest event, and we'd appreciate it if you could pass along this message through whichever social media you prefer. The Registration page is at http://ohiolinux.org/register

AccessibleComputingFoundation fundraiser

We would like to announce the first fundraiser for the Accessible Computing Foundation!. It will be held on August 25 from 12pm EST until 12am EST August 26. This event will be streamed at The New Radiofor the entire event. It's going to be held over at Linux Basix, using their Mumble server. To find out the information for the Mumble server, please visit the Linuxbasixsite . We'll be able to have up to 30 people in the room at once, so come and join us in talking about accessibility and Free software.

So far, joining the event we will be having Jono Bacon from Ubuntu, and Zack the Debian project leader. If you'd like to speak with either of them, please come and join us on August 25. The goal for this fundraiser is to have 1000 people become members of the ACF at $2 a month. We have 3 other levels of membership options if anyone is interested. This would be a great help to the foundation and really get us off of the ground to start bridging the gap between accessibility and technology.

The reason we're focusing on the $2/month level is because it's only 50 cents a week and we think this is a goal most people could meet, even if living on a fixed income like so many people with disabilities. Since monthly membership is so low, we are really depending on MANY people to become members to make this difference. Granted $2 a month isn't much, but if we can get a large number of people thinking this way, it will add up quickly and help out the Accessible Computing Foundation in a great way. So please, join us on August 25 and help bring Accessible Freedom to people around the world!


hpr1021 :: HPR Community News June 2012

Released on 2012-07-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

Klaatu reads the community news.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Nido Media, Windigo, and goibhniu.
If you would like to become a HPR host then please head over to http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

id title host
1001 HPR Community News May 2012 HPR Admins
1002 Linux In The Shell 008 - free: Understanding Linux Memory Usage Dann
1003 My audio gear Nido Media
1004 Sunday Morning Linux Review Episode 34 - SUSE and Venus Various Creative Commons Works
1005 TGTM Newscast for 2012/6/6 deepgeek
1006 More Experiences Out of a Mental Hostpital sigflup
1007 My Linux Adventure, Pt. 2 Bob Wooden
1008 Fix the "Sticky Keys" Bug in Minecraft Windigo
1009 John Sullivan Why should I care about Free software? Various Creative Commons Works
1010 John Doe on copyright infringement lawsuits Various Creative Commons Works
1011 NELF interview with Robert_Schweikert of Open Suse pokey
1012 LiTS 009 - w command and linux load averages Dann
1013 Saving Programs From TiVo Ahuka
1014 Radio FreeK America 15 (2002/06/05) - Special Rax-only Episode Various Creative Commons Works
1015 TGTM Newscast for 2012/6/18 DeepGeek deepgeek
1016 Nix: The Functional Package Manager goibhniu
1017 Phone hacking Samsung Admire Brotherred
1018 Interview with Christel Dahlskjaer of the FreeNode project. Ken Fallon
1019 The 8 Billion Dollar iPod Various Creative Commons Works
1020 TGTM Newscast for 2012/6/27 DeepGeek deepgeek

hpr1001 :: HPR Community News May 2012

Released on 2012-06-04 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: bgryderclock.
If you would like to become a HPR host then please head over to http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

id title host
976 HPR Community News (March 2012) HPR Admins
977 Setting Up a WordPress Blog 2 Frank Bell
978 Dead_Hunt Various Hosts
979 Sunday Morning Linux Review Episode 029 Various Creative Commons Works
980 Broadband for Rural North Ken Fallon
981 Review Indiana LinuxFest 2012 Ahuka
982 LITS: Episode 005 - pmount Dann
983 Freedom is not Free 5 - Get Involved Ahuka
984 Going Linux: Introduction to Podcasting with Linux HPR Admins
985 LFNW: A Short Talk with Thomas Stover David Whitman
986 LFNW: Interview with Scott Newlon of MintCast David Whitman
987 LFNW: Larry Cafiero - the Crunchbang guy David Whitman
988 LFNW: Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services David Whitman
989 Juiced Penguin 079 – Early Spring Various Creative Commons Works
990 Portable Apps JWP
991 Making a Music Sampler with Midi and Pygame bgryderclock
992 Linux In The Shell 007 - Chmod and Unix Permissions. Dann
993 Setting up a Wordpress blog - tweaking appearance Frank Bell
994 NELF: John Maddog Hall Talking About Talking About Free Software Various Creative Commons Works
995 Do the four freedoms extend beyond software ? Ken Fallon
996 Command line cheat sheet JWP
997 Poorly Recorded Thoughts On Rural Computing lostnbronx
998 Viva la Federation! NYbill and Windigo
999 Simon Phipps on Open Software: OGG Camp Part One Robin Catling
1000 Episode 1000 FiftyOneFifty

Apologies

Apologies to Dave Morriss for missing his show and code contribution

New US Phone Number

The US number has changed to 206-203-5729 while the UK number remains the same +44-203-432-5879

A short report from the HPR Table at LinuxFest Northwest

From: David Whitman

A friend from work got intersted in going to the LinuxFest and helped at the table - Much thanks to Brad Coffey. We got set up on time and were well received. We had a great run on our swag and ran out of the HPR pin buttons by closing on the first day and handed out quite a few informational cards.The little business cards were really a hit also. Lots of good conversation and exposure for HPR. There was a constant stream of people coming by. I have four interviews on my various recording devices and should be able to get about four to six more from the sign up sheet that was available on the table. With a bit of planning and a more formal interview 'track' (using an appointment schedule and a designated room or area) I am sure a well staffed HPR table could easily get 20 interviews at this fest. Of course I will be interested in seeing if any of the many we talked to produces and post their own show. There was interest. I sensed that many of the speakers would have loved the extra exposure. HPR is probably becoming the embedded reporters of Linux Fests. The unofficial count of attendees that I heard was at "over 800". The table kit is ready to be shipped to the next venue. My intent is to put together a vertical layout canvas that can easily be shipped and set up as a backdrop and utilize a series of those 20 by 30 photo posters available at Costco Photo. This however will have to wait until after my annual spring fling of shutdown work that begins on May 5 and takes up to 3 weeks to complete. I'll post a G+pic of the backdrop we used at this fest. Best swag for me - a Tux 2012 bumper sticker from Pogo Linux. Look for a scan of this on G+ in the near future.
Thanks to the HPR community for the opportunity to represent the show. It was much fun.

davidWHITMAN

New Banner

There was a very kind offer by David Whitman to sponsor a tall free standing banner and the call was put out for a design. Here is the final outcome of the discussions.

Once Community supporting another

Back in episode http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0980 Broadband for Rural North, I suggested that people could sponsor a meter of cable for their project to show your support. Well they have gone ahead and done it http://b4rn.org.uk/sponsor-a-metre. It's £5 for a meter or Special offer, 5 names for £20.
I will also extend the donation deal from the holiday period, so that anyone who donates to this gets some HPR swag when it's available.

Explicit Tag

There was a discussion on whither we should have a ban on swearing. We already have a iTunes explicit tag so assume that all shows may contain controversial material. Hosts are free to add a "safe for work" warning or any other warning they wish to the shows.
We may add an option in the upload forms to support this on a show by show basis.

Episode 1000 and 1024

A note from Fifty OneFifty
This is a list of all the TWaTech correspondents that I either I had no contact information for or the best e-mail I could find bounced back:
Adam, Coder365, DarkShadow, Draven, kotrin, Lunarsphere, MrE, spaceout, ThoughtPhreaker, killersmurf, Dominic Uilano, livinded, J-Hood, skyre, kitche, plexi, Scedha, Will Jasen, phizone, operat0r, blackratchet, merk, and Dr^ZigMan

I'd like you to mention the handles and maybe the community can help us make contact with them. I sent the invitations to the first year HPR correspondents today. One message bounced back, but I can contact that person by other means. I'd also like you to read the message below and consider posting it on the site.

Hacker Public Radio is inviting the participants in podcasts and organizations that proceeded HPR and led to it's creation to join a recorded panel discussion on HPR's origins and history. We are reaching out to TWATech, BinRev Radio, Radio Freak America, Podfert, the Infonomicon Computer Club, and contributors to the first twelve months of HPR. Our discussion will be recorded via the LinuxBasix.com Mumble server (mumble.openspeak.cc , Port: 64747) and be released as HPR episode 1024 (Stankdawg's idea). Episode 1024 should fall on 5 July, but we would like to shoot for recording the panel about two weeks before hand. In case of technical or other unforeseen problems on the primary recording date, a two week lead would give us time to regroup and make a second attempt. The date and time will be set to make it convenient for the greatest number of people who are willing to participate to join in. Connections over Skype and SIP phone via Asterisk are possible, but it would be simplest for everyone to try to use the open source Mumble client.
If you decide to join in (and we hope you will), please include the time zone of where you will be in mid June, especially if you are outside the continental United States. If there are dates, days of the week and/or times you would like me to avoid scheduling the panel (i.e., "I will be gone June 19-21", "I could only do it on a weekend", "only after 8PM", "only before 10PM") I would like to know that as well. You may contact the organizers at ep1k@HackerPublicRadio.org

Dedicated News Day

For some reason that escapes us the mail archiver stopped working after the server move. So I'll paste in here the mail list discussions on the dedicated news show. I wanted to make sure that everyone sees this discussion so I'll paste it in here.

From: Ken Fallon 
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:00:31 +0200

Hi All,

We mention it on today's show that /dev/random was in the queue for a
long time and some of the news may have been out of date. Would it be
an idea to switch one of the days to a "News" show so that we can
carry shows that review news. Any shows in there would follow the
regular scheduling rules
http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php#scheduling_rules.

It's a discussion - let your voice be heard

Ken.

From: kevin granade 
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:27:25 -0500

I think this is a good idea, in fact, perhaps people could request a
priority level?  Most show ideas I have could sit in the queue for a while,
and I'd be happy to let more timely shows move ahead.

From: lostnbronx 
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:02:15 -0700

I Think a certain day could easily be put aside as a day for topical
or timely episodes.  It might be best, though, not to announce it as
being such to the general listenership, so that if there's a dearth of
news-type shows one week, another type of ep can be dropped in without
any need for a special announcement.


From: Kevin O'Brien 
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 16:03:11 -0400

I'm going to try this again since I hit the wrong button last time and 
sent it Ken personally instead of to the list.

Just for the sake of discussion it occurs to me that while DeepGeek is 
on a hiatus for the moment, he had a weekly news spot every Friday. I 
don't know if there is any understanding that he will come back and 
resume his spot, but if so, would this mean 2 days a week reserved for 
newscasts? That might be a bit much.

Regards,

-- 
Kevin B. O'Brien
zwilnik@zwilnik.com
"A damsel with a dulcimer in a vision once I saw."

From: lostnbronx 
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:02:15 -0700

I Think a certain day could easily be put aside as a day for topical
or timely episodes.  It might be best, though, not to announce it as
being such to the general listenership, so that if there's a dearth of
news-type shows one week, another type of ep can be dropped in without
any need for a special announcement.


From: Cobra2 
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 17:30:34 -0300

I honestly don't think news should be broadcast over HPR as it dilutes 
the technology how to with mindless dribble that can be found almost 
anywhere else. 
-- cobra2 

From: Todd 
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 20:30:10 -0500

I think HPR is a real treasure.  Where else can so many people share
their ideas.  The strength of HPR is anything and everything is
acceptable content as long as it is of interest to hackers.  But as I
look back over the history of HPR, most attempts to add structure or a
rigorous schedule just haven't worked.  The one exception is the
current policy of syndicated Thursdays.

I have to agree with cobra2. If people want to do news shows, that's
great.  But IMHO, unless it is really important (event announcements)
it should take it's place in the queue with everybody else.  Shows
like /dev/random are awesome, but it's not because of the news they
cover.  There awesome because the guests are hilarious.  The stories
just give them something to talk about.  Even when their news is
weeks old, they are still fun to listen to.

So, there's my two cents.  For what it's worth from a long time
listener who has never contributed a show.

Todd

From: Jason Dodd 
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 03:56:46 -0400

Why reserve any day?  One of the things I like about hpr is I don't know 
what to expect.  The more I know what to expect I think the less I'll 
like it.

From: Kevin O'Brien 
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 12:02:29 -0400

I'm a great believer in moderation in most things. I look forward to 
many of the scheduled shows, and the ones that may not appeal to me 
probably appeal to lots of other folks. But I would favor not adding to 
them because part of the charm of HPR is not knowing what to expect. 
About one time out of every 30-40 shows I will hit the "Next" button on 
my MP3 player, which is not bad, really. But I would rather the 
occasional show that does not appeal to me than missing out on the gems.

Regards,

-- 
Kevin B. O'Brien
zwilnik@zwilnik.com
"A damsel with a dulcimer in a vision once I saw."

From: Cobra2 
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 13:20:18 -0300

I'm not in favor of dropping rule #2. Unless it is going to be used to 
syndicate some sort of news show. News is not content it's just a 
filler if there is nothing else left to talk about. 

I know the rules state of interest to hackers. But the history of HPR 
and TWAT has been mostly shows that dig deep into a piece of software 
or hardware or are a detailed how to. Shows that have a fairly long 
shelf life not something that can be outdated if a week or two passes 
by.
-- cobra2 

From: Frank Bell 
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 18:53:41 -0400

I tend to agree with this.

Also, as someone who is very new here, I am concerned that, if many 
slots are filled up with scheduled shows, aspiring contributers miight 
be dismayed to find that a show uploaded, say today, might not be 
posted until late June or July.   This can be a demotivator.

As an aside, I can count on both sets of fingers the number of shows 
I've hit "Next" on.  The variety of HPR is one of its main attractions 
for me.  Usually, when I do hit "Next," it's because the topic is so 
technical (say, a programming language) that I can't follow it.  

Once or twice--no more than that--it has been because the premise of the 
show was nonsensical--nevertheless, thanks to HPR, I got to hear and 
evaluate the premise, which, without the HPR's variety, I would not have 
had the opportunity to do.

From: Ken Fallon 
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 09:14:08 +0200

OK All,

What I'm hearing is that the following shows will be dropped into the
regular First come First Served Queue:
Talk Geek To Me News.
Dev Random

The following show will be dropped from Syndicated Thursday.
Sunday Morning Linux Review.

Is this correct ?

Ken.

From: dg 
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 07:09:38 -0400

Hi, Guys,

Just wanted to say that whatever you decide is fine by me. The news
shows I submit to HPR are actually "one half" of my regular show. That
is to say, I do a special tech-only version of my full world+tech news
show for HPR.

Therefore, in theory, a news-lover would be able to go to my website
and subscribe via RSS and get my shows rather quickly, if they so
desired. 

However, I also need to point out two more things.  First, I agree with
another poster that a distinction needs to be made between a show that
is about the guests, with current events thrown in as something for
them to comment upon; as opposed to my show which is purely about the
stories (I do rarely make editorial comments, but I try to keep my
personal opinions to a minimum.)

Second, I disagree with yet another poster that what I offer should be
"filler" and qualifies as something "that can be found almost
anywhere." The whole point of all the stories I cover is that a) they
are not covered by the mainstream media and b) they are, nevertheless,
timely and important news. In regards to this opinion, I ask you to
consider whether or not it is widely held amongst the general
listnership, which to I understand is not entirely present on this list.

Thanks for considering,
---
DeepGeek


From: Fifty OneFifty 
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 12:51:29 -0500

I our discussion of whether we want to keep syndicated shows, we should not
lose sight of the fact that last year Ken was really scrambling to find
content to keep HPR broadcasting on a daily basis.  While I think most of
the shows in syndication would understand, I hate to put Ken in the
position of saying, "Thanks, but we don't need you any more".  As for
variety, maybe we consider offering syndicated shows a limited run, 2 or 3
shows, not in consecutive weeks, as an introduction to our listener base.
Afterwards it would be incumbent on our listeners to add those shows to
their queue if they like what they hear.  It will also be up to
contributors and listeners to look for new shows that we can invite for
temporary syndication, like pokey has with http://distributedpodcast.com.

FiftyOneFifty

From: David Whitman 
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 11:14:31 -0700

I posted this on Henry Patrick Riley (Goggle+)

What about making a MEGA syndicated day and combining 2 or more shows
together with intro music between and posting the run time when one show
ends and another begins? Rotate the order which show airs first.

The following is more comments not on G+:

I want produce some 'casual' shows  that could go into an 'emergency' queue
in case there are times when the regular queue get close to empty. Things I
want to share, but they are not time critical and I am willing to have HPR
bank (such as How I found Linux, How to run a car in the Auto-X, A vacation
to Moab, Utah, Troubleshooting an MR2 using a volt/ohm meter etc. My idea
is that as soon as the emergency queue gets a month's worth of shows they
could be put out periodically into the regular queue. They could be tagged
with a 1-5 tech rating and the more techie ones used first.

How about having 2 parallel  tracks? or 3? HPR News, HPR Command Line, HPR
Projects, a weekly show track just for news....

All good and fine - I have 3 shows that need editing to help contribute to
the problem.

Thanks to all the HPR community members and admins. I love the show.

davidWHITMAN

From: Frank Bell 
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 15:28:05 -0400

On Sat, 5 May 2012 12:51:29 -0500
Fifty OneFifty wrote:

> I our discussion of whether we want to keep syndicated shows, we should not
> lose sight of the fact that last year Ken was really scrambling to find
> content to keep HPR broadcasting on a daily basis.    

(snip)

>  As for
> variety, maybe we consider offering syndicated shows a limited run, 2 or 3
> shows, not in consecutive weeks, as an introduction to our listener base.  

I think these thoughts have a lot of merit.  I rather enjoy learning about 
new shows through Syndicated Thursdays (I had not heard of the Sunday Morning 
Linux show until HPR introduced it to me).  Also, I must say I have heard 
some syndicated shows that I do enjoy, but not enough to actually subscribe 
to, so I find the idea of maintaining variety appealing..

My concern is that, if there are too many dedicated days, the dedicated days 
could turn into a regular line-up.  

Just my two cents.

From: Patrick Dailey 
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 23:17:11 -0400

This may be the "healthiest" discussion that I've ever seen on the HPR
mailing list, and I love it. I want to thank each and every person
subscribed for keeping the conversation respectful, and on topic. Most
mailing lists that I've seen could not have accomplished that.

As to the scheduling multi-lemma, I have a few thoughts that I would thank
you all in advance for considering:

We have the kind of crisis that we've always wanted, namely: we have too
many shows. This is an opportunity that I don't think we should squander.
At the same time we're trying to establish a scheduling policy that an
unmanned system can obey. The goal, as I see it, is to create rules that
can deal with an abundance of shows without wasting them. Right now what we
have is a scheduling policy that worked very well with a lack of shows, and
in fact it helped to replenish them. So I believe that we need either: one
set of rules that can cope with either situation, or two sets of rules and
a way for a deterministic system to identify and transition between them.
Please chime in on this if you are good with policy.

As I see it, at least part of what we're dealing with is a resource
management problem. People create content for us, and sometimes they assume
that it has an expiration timeframe. Some content simply must be used
before it's creator feels that it has expired, or we can expect that that
creator will seek other venues in which to publish their content. We need a
way of distinguishing "perishable" content from "non-perishable" content.
We also need a way of putting a date on the perishable content. If you have
experience with user feedback systems, we could really use your help
(especially) with this part.

Since identifying potential problems without offering solutions is just
bitching, I have a couple of suggestions.

Syndicated Thursdays and "timely content"
I for one, am grateful to the shows who have allowed us to fill holes in
our que with their content. While the syndicated Thursday slot was
originally implemented out of necessity, I feel that it is an overall plus
to continue the practice. We have developed friendly and mutually
beneficial relationships with other podcasts that I would be hesitant (to
put it mildly) to sever, and there are other great podcasts that we don't
even know about yet. I agree with Frank Bell in that I think the syndicated
Thursday feed is a great discovery tool, and I'd hate to loose it as such,
but I also see these shows as friends, and I want to make sure that we
treat them like it. I don't think it's in anyone's best interest for us to
abandon that kind of relationship, or the content that has so generously
been offered to us. If (and only if) there is a "Timely news show", I would
like to see it get the Thursday slot, but in order for the syndicated show
to not be wasted, I would like to see that show bumped to Saturday.

Scheduled HPR exclusive shows and normal que shows
I think if people commit to producing scheduled content before they record
it, and live up to that commitment, that we should honor that commitment.
Perhaps there needs to be some limit to the number of pre-schedulable slots
per week and/or month that we make available, so that there is still room
to play shows from our normal que, but we-as a group decided to ask people
to produce content for us, and several people have stepped up and
delivered. Perhaps this is a situation where more than one show should be
posted per day. I don't know.

While it's easy for me to sit here and suggest these things, I don't think
that it's fair for any of us to vote for posting more than five shows per
week unless we are committing to posting more than the requested "one show
per year" if the que ever gets low again.

Lastly, I believe that new hosts should continue to get the first
unscheduled slot. This is critical to getting new people to contribute, and
to return as hosts.

If I'm wrong, or out of line, or TLDR, or whatever... feel free to say so.
I can take it.

pokey

From: "Frank Bell"
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 13:21:53 -0400

On Mon, 07 May 2012 23:17:11 -0400, Patrick Dailey 
wrote an extremely thoughtful and useful post from the "be careful what  
you wish for" department:


> Syndicated Thursdays and "timely content"  

> loose it as such, but I also see these shows as friends, and I want to  
> make sure that we treat them like it. I don't think it's in anyone's  
> best interest for us to abandon that kind of relationship, or the  
> content that has so generously been offered to us. If (and only if)  
> there is a "Timely news show", I would like to see it get the Thursday  
> slot, but in order for the syndicated show to not be wasted, I would  
> like to see that show bumped to Saturday.  

I think this is a wise suggestion.  I wasn't here when the goal of five  
days a week was set, but I'm inclined to think that it was intended to be  
a goal, not a limit.

I would suggest, as an aside, that the scheduling rules could be displayed  
more prominently.  Currently, they are at the bottom of the calendar.  I  
think prospective or new (like me) hosts should have their attention drawn  
to them more forcefully, perhaps by giving them their own page linked from  
the front page and linking to them from the calendar and from the  
"Contribute" page.  I also suggest changing the terminology from "rules"  
to "guidelines";  that's not just PR softening of a phrase, for they are  
guidelines as exceptions can be made.

It may also be useful to suggest that new hosts glance as the calendar to  
see when their available slots.  I would also like to see a friendlier  
calendar, meaning one that looks more like a wall calendar.  If you all  
wish, I would be happy to explore the WordPress plugins to see what I can  
find.

I support continuing the practice of bumping new hosts up in the queue.   
It's a recognition of effort and a motivator.  Frankly, I found it a blast  
(if an intimidating one) to look at my podplayer and see my own name  
looking back at me.

> Perhaps there needs to be some limit to the number of pre-schedulable  
> slots per week and/or month that we make available, so  

This might also be a good idea and it speaks to my concern of HPR's  
turning in to a line-up of  a few scheduled shows, rather than a platform  
that's open to newbies like me.

On the other hand, many persons have responded to the need for shows that  
Ken sounded last fall, not only with shows, but by airing promos on their  
own podcasts and websites, which leads to exposre which leads to shows (by  
the way, I think this flowering of support is a tribute to HPR and to the  
place it has amongst the community).

The flowering may yet wither and need to be watered anew.  In other words,  
once the enthusiasm wears off, Ken might be having to appeal for shows  
again.

In other words, I agree with some sort of limit and I lean towards a  
monthly one, but have no idea what would be a reasonable one.  If I were  
to try to word that as a guideline, it might come out like "the number of  
scheduled shows and the intervals between them that HPR can commit to is  
affected by the number of submissions" and leave it at that--that allows  
wiggle-room for adjusting to the realities of now.

> that there is still room to play shows from our normal que, but we-as a  
> group decided to ask people to produce content for us, and several  
> people have stepped up and delivered. Perhaps this is a situation where  
> more than one show should be posted per day. I don't know.  

"The following is an HPR special presentation . . . ."

I like it.

Just my two cents.

Once again, thanks for the nice welcome.  This is a good place to be.  (I  
have just cashed in some rewards points for a decent headset.)

From: Ken Fallon 
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 07:10:43 +0200

I've removed the extended calendar so that we have a better view of
what shows are in the queue. There are under four weeks of shows left,
acceptable but hardly anything to celebrate about. Without TGTMNews
and the syndicated shows I would have been back begging for shows by
now.

Just something to keep in mind.

Ken.

From: Cobra 2 
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:18:51 -0300

Deepgeek. I just wanted to apologize for using words which caused you to
feel like I don't appreciate the work that you do every week. (I pull down
the whole tgtm feed) I'm not going to defend or back down from what I said.
But I just want you to know that what YOU do is appreciated. You've been a
part of this community for as long as I can remember. You also put most of
us to shame on contributing content. So i'm going to go back to my corner
and attempt to not crush people next time I crawl out of my hole.

Sorry again dude.

--cobra2

From: Frank Bell 
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 17:39:48 -0400

On Wed, 9 May 2012 07:10:43 +0200
Ken Fallon  wrote:

> I've removed the extended calendar so that we have a better view of
> what shows are in the queue.  

That is much easier to read.  Thank you.

I'm planning to do a simple tutorial on prepping pictures for posting to 
website with the GIMP.  I started my outline today and hope to have it done 
within two weeks.

hpr0984 :: Going Linux: Introduction to Podcasting with Linux

Released on 2012-05-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.
Today it's the turn of the Going Linux podcast http://goinglinux.com/. The show is hosted by Larry Bushey and Tom Chaudoir and is aimed as providing a gentle introduction to linux.


In this introduction to using Linux and Linux applications to record a podcast, we focus on doing it on the cheap. We reveal the hardware and software we use. We discuss that you don't have to have a fast, new computer and expensive recording equipment to make a good quality podcast recording. From recording to editing, and from creating a feed to creating a supporting website, we talk about the free and open source software we use. We also give some tips on the logistics of the recording process and hosting your audio files for free.

Links discussed in this episode:

CommonCraft Video: Podcasting In Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/video/podcasting

Hardware:

Headsets: Logitech USB Headset, Playstation USB Headset
Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR30
Mixer: Alesis Multimix 8 USB

Software:

Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net
Skype http://skype.com
Skype Call Recorder http://atdot.ch/scr
EasyTag http://easytag.sourceforge.net
RSS 2.0 specification: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss
iTunes info: http://www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/podcasts/tips.html

Creative Commons license:

http://creativecommons.org/about
Legal considerations for podcasters:
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide
Google's Feed Burner http://www.feedburner.com
Web hosting: http://www.site5.com/in.php?id=44470-6
Editing the website: http://kompozer.net
Audio file storage: http://www.archive.org


hpr0976 :: HPR Community News (March 2012)

Released on 2012-04-30 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: Klaas-Jan Koopman, and DoorToDoorGeek.
If you would like to become a HPR host then please head over to http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

id title host
957 Freedom is not Free 3 - Documentation Ahuka
958 KDE Gathering-Plasma Active-THE Tablet David Whitman
959 The Orca Screen Reader Various Hosts
960 TGTM Newscast for 2012/04/04 deepgeek
961 Experiences in a mental hospital sigflup
962 LITS: Episode 004 - paste Dann
963 How I cut the cord part 3 BrocktonBob
964 Sunday Morning Linux Review Episode 026 Various Hosts
965 TGTM Newscast for 2012/4/4 deepgeek
966 The wisdom of our elders DoorToDoorGeek
967 Raspberry Pi spec review Klaas-Jan Koopman
968 FFMPEG for video Conversion BrocktonBob
969 The Crivins Audiocast Various Creative Commons Works
970 TGTM Newscast for 2012/4/15 deepgeek
971 /dev/random episode 00 pegwole
972 LITS: Episode 005 - wc Dann
973 Freedom is not Free 4 - Money Ahuka
974 NELF: FreeNAS Various Creative Commons Works
975 Why 16 Cores ? deepgeek

Other News

Deep geek will be taking some time off from recording Talk Geek to Me, to upgrade some of his technology. He should be back in June or July.

David Whitman says that the HPR conference kit, such as it is, has arrived safely and in time for LFNW (http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/). He has built quite a display to go behind the table, and he'll probably draw quite a crowd. He's making good use of Ken's presentation slides too, and those will play on a loop at the table. LFNW is going on as we record this, so we hope to hear back from David this month.

Episode 1000 and 1024

We're a little desperate for show 1000 submissions. Please send in yours, and ask your favorite shows to play our ep1k promo. Tweet it, dent it, blog it, G+ it, facebook it... whatever you have, please help us get the word out that we need these QUICKLY.

We are asking listners, hosts and fellow podcasters to send in a short greeting and email it to ep1k@hackerpublicradio.org
If you have a podcast yourself we would appreciate it if you could play one of the following promos on your show:
5150_pokey_ep1k_promo.wav 01:32
pokey_NZfangirl_ep1k_promo.wav 01:37
hpr-ken_fallon-episode1000.wav 00:34


hpr0956 :: HPR Community News for Feb 2012

Released on 2012-04-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Digital Maniac, David Whitman, Neodragon, and all the ZombieMasters.
If you would like to become a HPR host then please head over to http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

Show Review

id title host
936 Monthly Review show 2012 Feb HPR Admins
937 How I started with linux riddlebox
938 Cloning Windows WiFi Profiles and Installing Skype... FiftyOneFifty
939 Sunday Morning Linux Review: Episode 021 HPR Admins
940 TGTM Tech News for 2012-03-07 deepgeek
941 Whats in my bag / Portable Apps Digital Maniac
942 Zentyal Linux Small Business Server riddlebox
943 Freedom is not Free 2 - Bugs Ahuka
944 LITS: Episode 002 - tr Dann
945 TGTM Tech News for 2012-03-14 deepgeek
946 HPR Interview David Whitman with Carl Symons and J... David Whitman
947 Presentation by Jared Smith at the Columbia Area L... Neodragon
948 Exchanging Data Podcast 2 dmfrey
949 The cchits 2011 overview HPR Admins
950 TGTM Newscast for 2012/03/21 deepgeek
951 Roku XD box riddlebox
952 How I cut The Cable Cord Part 2 BrocktonBob
953 LITS: Episode 003 - cut Dann
954 All Things Chrome Robin Catling
955 Zombie Circus 00 - Pilot ZombieMaster

Other items

HPR site was down for a few hours on 2/March but Josh had it back in a few hours

David Whitman writes to say that he will be having a table at http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/sponsors and he is still looking for volunteers to help out or even be the 'Big Cheese'.

Some bad news from the HeliOS project, http://www.fixedbylinux.com/about

HPR Images, can you send your feedback to the list

Haxradio.com is airing HPR episodes regularly

Were we having FTP login Issues ?

NELF Talk

David Whitman made us buttons

HPR vetting policy relating to adult, political, etc....
We don't have one

Episode 1000 and 1024

We should come up with an idea to celebrate Ep1000 ?
Answer = YES

For episode 1000 we will be gathering a sample of community members emailing their congratulations but for episode 1024 :)

FiftyOneFifty will be coordinating a EPIC "live" show so please email your contributions to ep1k@hackerpublicradio.org


hpr0949 :: The cchits 2011 overview

Released on 2012-03-21 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

Today it's CC-BY-SA-NC in general and a big thank you to Dave and Caroline of the Bug Cast for putting the shownotes together.
http://www.thebugcast.org/

This week we present the CCHits.net 2011 Year Overview Show, as presented by Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs.

We interviewed him back in episode ep0758 :: Interview with Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0758

Songs played

source It's up to you by Nocreeps
source Resistance by David Rovics
source All Control (Hard Version) by Professor Kliq
source Rise by Rob Warren
source Dirty Angel by The Phase
source Border Blaster by Josh Woodward
source RetroVisoR by Ogg Vorbis
source Surprise Me by The Spirit Of Light
source Cyberpunks (Leaky Mix) by Partition36
source Blue Sunny Day by Jonathan Coulton
source Remixing is OK by SpinMeister
source Soundtrack of our Summer by The League
source Dancing Nowhere by Mo0t
source Down In The City by Houdini Roadshow
source I'm not dreaming by Josh Woodward
source Strip=Teaser by Anniela

Intro/outro: Scott Altham - GMZ (more info)

Don't forget that CCHits posts new shows every single day. Go to cchits.net for more info.


hpr0939 :: Sunday Morning Linux Review: Episode 021

Released on 2012-03-07 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

Today in it's regular slot is Episode 021 of the Sunday Morning Linux Review
http://smlr.us/?p=717
This show aired on Mar 4 2012

In this episode

Release Candidate: On Sun, 4 March 2012 02:57:31 UTC Greg Linus Torvalds announced the release of Kernel 3.3-rc6
Keep The ARM Architecture Open
Fastest Growing Desktop Linux Up 64% In 9 Months
Azure Goes Down! Azure Goes Done! (But Will It Be For The Count)
Assault On The Fifth Amendment Won’t Get Its Day In Court
The Real Numbers For Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)
White House, Consumers in Mind, Offers Online Privacy Guidelines

The Linux Convention Scene for March 2012

Droidcon 2012 March 13th-14th, 2012 – Berlin, Germany
AsiaBSDCon 2012, 22 – 25 March, 2012 Morito Memorial Hall, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
CE Linux Forum Japan Technical Jamboree March 23 2012 Nakano Sunplaza Hotel Tokyo Japan
ABLEConf March 24 – Tempe AZ
LibrePlanet 2012 March 24-25, 2012 University of Massachusetts, Boston. MA
March 27-29, 2012 Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON) 2012 Columbia, SC POSSCON 2012
Document Freedom Day 2012 28 March 2012
Northeast Linux Fest March 17, 2012 · Worcester State University · Worcester, MA 01602


hpr0936 :: Monthly Review show 2012 Feb

Released on 2012-03-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.
NEW HOSTS
Bob Wooden
rootoutcast
NEW SERIES
Linux in the Shell by Dann Washko
OTHER ITEMS
Stickers
Ep1k
New Logos http://rfquerin.org/hprstuff/hpr_splash_samples.png
http://rfquerin.org/hprstuff/hpr_atomic_surround_x.png
http://rfquerin.org/hprstuff/hpr_02_samples.png
http://rfquerin.org/hprstuff/hpr_atomic_samples.png
SHOW REVIEW
ep0917 :: Uber Leet Hacker Force Radio 6 Hosted by sigflup
ep0918 :: How I Started with Linux Part 2 Hosted by Frank Bell
ep0919 :: Elfstedentocht - To be or not to be Hosted by Ken Fallon
ep0920 :: TGTM Newscast for 2012/02/08 Hosted by deepgeek
ep0921 :: Tag Team Chase Douglas Interview with Alison Chaiken Hosted by marcoz
ep0922 :: Updating a Garmin GPS for free Hosted by riddlebox
ep0923 :: 12 Gazillion Buttons Hosted by Jezra and NYbill
ep0924 :: Episode 000 redirection Hosted by Dann
ep0925 :: TGTM Tech News for 2012-02-15 Hosted by deepgeek
ep0926 :: Heresies in the year of the apocalypse ep 1 - computer languages Hosted by MrGadgets
ep0927 :: Setting up a WordPress blog: part 1 Hosted by Frank Bell
ep0928 :: My Linux Adventure, Pt. 1 Hosted by Bob Wooden
ep0929 :: The Knightcast KC0060 : "Storytime" Hosted by Knightwise
ep0930 :: TGTM Tech News for 2012-02-20 Hosted by deepgeek
ep0931 :: The ratpoison window manager Hosted by rootoutcast
ep0932 :: Programming languages 1 – Introduction Hosted by garjola
ep0933 :: Freedom is not Free 1 Introduction Hosted by Ahuka
ep0934 :: LITS: Entry 001 – qrencode Hosted by Dann
ep0935 :: Indiana LinuxFest Hosted by Ken Fallon
EVENTS
We need an event manager
Please add your event to http://fossevents.org/

When What Where Who
2012-01-20..22 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)
2012-02-04..05 Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) http://fosdem.org/2012/
March 5, 2012 sipX-CoLab http://www.sipfoundry.org/sipx-colab Fort Collins, CO
8:00 AMto5:00 PM
2012-03-17 The Northeast GNU/Linux fest http://www.northeastlinuxfest.org/ Pokey/Klaatu
2012-04-28..29 LinuxFest Northwest http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/ David Whitman (davidglennwhitman@gmail.com)
2012-09-28..30 Ohio LinuxFest 2012 https://ohiolinux.org/node/186 (Call for talks)

hpr0916 :: HPR Community News for Dec 2011/Jan 2012

Released on 2012-02-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Frank Bell, NYbill and Windigo, garjola, Ahuka, Akranis, mordancy, MrX, BrocktonBob, and dmfrey.

Show Review

id title host
871 HPR Community News for Nov 2011 HPR Admins
872 Packaging YUM klaatu
873 Philip and Rebecca Newborough of CrunchBang Ken Fallon
874 Interview: Lucy Chambers, Open Knowledge Foundation Robin Catling
875 Replacing Older Hardware JWP
876 Packaging applications: BSD ports klaatu
877 Welcome Frank Bell Frank Bell
878 OpenShorts Episode 4 MrGadgets
879 SMLR 009 HPR Admins
880 Handbook for the Criminally Insane HPR_AudioBookClub
881 Intel Atom processor JWP
882 RPM format klaatu
883 Dan Lynch interview Ken Fallon
884 Cross Platform Streaming Knightwise
885 Redo Backup and Recovery 1.0.1. Johninsc
886 Product lifecycle management (PLM) Ken Fallon
887 init() NYbill and Windigo
888 EMACS Help Sources JWP
889 New Year's Eve Show Announcement HPR Admins
890 Where's my flying car ! MrGadgets
891 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 1/8 HPR Admins
892 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 2/8 (A Bit About Fedora) HPR Admins
893 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 3/8 (Everybody loves Crunchbang... except Klaatu) HPR Admins
894 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 4/8 (Mrs Cornominal brings the naughty) HPR Admins
895 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 5/8 (Funding Free Culture) HPR Admins
896 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 6/8 (The Unix Fight and Thank You Kevin) HPR Admins
897 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 7/8 (The Grand Finale) HPR Admins
898 Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 8/8 (The After Show) HPR Admins
899 Sunday Morning Linux Review - New Year Show HPR Admins
900 Episode 000 - Introduction garjola
901 Ahuka: Intro and How I Got Into Linux Ahuka
902 TGTM Tech News for 2012-01-09 deepgeek
903 SOPA Protest HPR Admins
904 Frostcast Northeast GNU/linux fest. HPR Admins
905 Akranis: How I got into Linux Akranis
906 FOSDEM 2012 Ken Fallon
907 Learning mordancy
908 TV Downloader TED riddlebox
909 KC0058 : Streampunking with Instapaper HPR Admins
910 Introduction to Pagekite. Kevin Granade
911 Hobbies MrX
912 How I cut The Cable Cord Part1 BrocktonBob
913 Exchanging Data Podcast 1 dmfrey
914 Sunday Morning Linux Review: Episode 014 HPR Admins
915 TGTM Newscast for 2012/01/17 deepgeek

New Regular Slots

  • 1st Monday every month: HPR Admins with "Community News"
  • Every Thursday: HPR Presents: Syndicated Shows/Talks/Other works of note.
  • 1st Thursday every month: Sunday Morning Linux Review.
  • Most Fridays: Talk Geek To Me.
  • Every second Tuesday: linux in the shell

Thanks To

Too many to thank.

Sorry To

Too many to apologise to.

Other items

HPR vetting policy relating to adult, political, etc....
Should we release at weekends

Episode 1000 and 1024

We should come up with an idea to celebrate Ep1000 ?
Answer = YES

For episode 1000 we will be gathering a sample of community members emailing their congratulations but for episode 1024 :)

FiftyOneFifty will be coordinating a EPIC "live" show so please email your contributions to ep1k@hackerpublicradio.org

Events

Wow t

We need an event manager
Please add your event to http://fossevents.org/

When What Where Who
2012-01-20..22 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)
2012-02-04..05 Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) http://fosdem.org/2012/
2012-03-17 The Northeast GNU/Linux fest http://www.northeastlinuxfest.org/ Pokey/Klaatu
2012-04-28..29 LinuxFest Northwest http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/ David Whitman (davidglennwhitman@gmail.com)
2012-09-28..30 Ohio LinuxFest 2012 https://ohiolinux.org/node/186 (Call for talks)


Sailor 1: That new wife of your's isn't there Derik
Sailor 2: We're back at the same time that the Milk man is doing his rounds
Anna: Derik !!!
Derik: Anna !!!
Those Fisherman's Friends are strong, hey !


hpr0914 :: Sunday Morning Linux Review: Episode 014

Released on 2012-02-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.


Sunday Morning Linux Review: Episode 014

January 15th, 2012

http://smlr.us

Intro:

Mat Enders, Tony Bemus, and Mary Tomich

Kernel News: Mat

Release Canidates
None

Main Line
3.2 no change

Stable Releases
Greg KH announced the release of the 2.6.32.54 Kernel Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:13:20 UTC
There were 18 files changed, 167 files inserted, and 66 files deleted

Greg KH announced the release of the 3.0.17 Kernel Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:21:36 UTC
There were 52 files changed, 364 files inserted, and 179 files deleted

Greg KH announced the release of the 3.1.9 Kernel Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:22:18 UTC
There were 53 files changed, 367 files inserted, and 179 files deleted

Greg KH announced the release of the 3.2.1 Kernel Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:25:05 UTC
There were 63 files changed, 465 files inserted, and 200 files deleted

Kernel Quote

"Here’s the different active kernel versions that I am maintaining at the moment:
3.2.y – this will be maintained until 3.3 comes out
3.1.y – there will be only one, maybe two, more releases of this tree
3.0.y – this is the new "longterm" kernel release, it will be
maintained for 2 years at the minimum by me.
2.6.32.y – this is the previous "longterm" kernel release. It is
approaching it’s end-of-life, and I think I only have
another month or so doing releases of this. After I am
finished with it, it might be picked up by someone else, but
I’m not going to promise anything.
All other longterm kernels are being maintained in various forms
(usually quite sporadically, if at all), by other people, and I can not
speak for their lifetime at all, that is up to those individuals."
– Greg Kroah-Hartman
There was also a bit of a dust up between Tim Gardner of Canonical and Greg Kroah-Hartman over maintenance of the 2.6.32 kernel once greg gives it up. It appears to have been started by a misunderstanding and a conclusion jump by Tim.

Distro News: Tony

Distrowatch.com

1-13 – PC-BSD 9.0 – desktop-oriented distribution based on the latest stable FreeBSD
1-12 – FreeBSD 9.0 – a major new version of the BSD operating featuring a brand-new system installer
1-12 – Webconverger 11.0 – a web browser-only specialist distribution for Internet kiosks
1-11 – Astaro Security Gateway 8.3 – specialist distribution for firewall and gateways
1-10 - Asturix 4 – Ubuntu-based desktop distribution with a custom desktop environment and many usability improvements
1-10 – Fuduntu 2012.1 – a new quarterly update of the distribution that was forked from Fedora last year
1-8 – Porteus 1.1 – Slackware-based live CD with a choice of Trinity (a KDE 3 fork), KDE 4 and LXDE desktops
Mat did you know about the KDE 3 fork, Trinity?

Distro of the Week: Tony

Fuduntu – 1433
openSUSE – 1440
Fedora – 1495
Ubuntu – 1873
Mint – 4248
Tech News:

Microsoft Now Collects Extortion On Approximatley 70% Of All US Sales Of Androids

LG is the latest victim to pay Microsoft’s extortion demands. They are the eleventh victim in this extortion scheme. A list of the other victims includes Samsung, HTC, and Acer. This leaves Motorola Mobility as the only major manufacturer to not sign an extortion agreement with Microsoft. I would wager that Microsoft has not even approached Motorola as Google now owns Motorola and those pockets are deep enough to scare off the Microsoft patent trolls. Microsoft now claims that they are collecting "royalties" on over 70% of all Android smart phones sold in the US. The terms of this latest agreement are unknown as Microsoft makes part of the agreement that the parties can not make public the patents covered by Microsoft’s claims. In other words a typical extortion agreement.

The MPAA Instigates A Dustup with Ars Technica
On 1/10 the MPAA (Motion Picture Associtation of America) said on it’s blog, "… Ars Technica, a tech blog with a long history of challenging efforts to curb content theft,". This entire claim by the MPAA appears to be Ars Technica opposing things in the past like the broadcast flag which would have allowed remote control of peoples home entertainment recording devices, along with their stand against DRM that prevents owners from ripping legal backup copies of their DVDs. Ars also has publicly opposed the horrendous SOPA legislation currently in front of Congress. It is obvious that the MPAA’s position is the wacky correlation of fighting for consumers’ rights is the equivalent of having no enforcement at all.

Not that any representative of the MPAA would ever engage in outlandish statements to further their cause. Like this quote from Jack Valenti when he appeared before congress in 1982, "I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone."

United States Migrates Spy Drone Control Panels From Windows To Linux
Last September the ground control systems for the Reaper drones, which reside at the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, became infected with a virus. When it happed the Air Force dismissed this intrusion as a nuisance that posed no real threat, it was however taken very seriously.

Still the discovery of this virus on the Air Force’s systems was a huge embarrassment. This is what they had to say at the time:

"The malware in question is a credential stealer, not a key logger, found routinely on computer networks and is considered more of a nuisance than an operational threat. It is not designed to transmit data or video, nor is it designed to corrupt data, files or programs on the infected computer. Our tools and processes detect this type of malware as soon as it appears on the system, preventing further reach.", they also went on to say, "The ground system is separate from the flight control system Air Force pilots use to fly the aircraft remotely; the ability of the pilots to safely fly these aircraft remained secure throughout the incident,"
Screen shots of drone control computers posted by security researcher Mikko Hypponen show that some of the systems have been migrated from Microsoft Windows to Linux. In a statement Mikko Hypponen said,

"If I would need to select between Windows XP and a Linux based system while building a military system, I wouldn’t doubt a second which one I would take."
Open Source Surgery, a Robot called Raven takes Flight

The Raven 2 is a surgical robot with 7 degrees of freedom, compact electronics and two wing-like arms which end in tiny gripper claws designed to perform surgery on simulated patients. The robot’s software is compatible with Robot Operating System, an open source robotics coding platform.
January 20, 2012 is Penguin Awareness Day
ep0898 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year’s Eve Part 8/8 (The After Show)
fiftyonefifty mentions us as one of the new podcasts that he likes!! Thanks!

Raspberry Pi Linux micro machine enters mass production
The Commodore 64 is 30
Outtro Music:

Across my way by Matthew Morris


hpr0909 :: KC0058 : Streampunking with Instapaper

Released on 2012-01-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

Today it's The Knightcast KC0058 : Streampunking with Instapaper.
Special thanks KnightWise for letting us bump his show.
http://www.knightwise.com/knightcast-podcast/894-the-knightcast-kc0058--streampunking-with-instapaper


We dive into the world of RSS readers and teach you cool cross-platform tips on managing your information feeds to share and consume your favorite content. We take a close look at Google Reader and the Instapaper service with its several API's and teach you some cool tricks to turn those saved articles into podcasts. Spice it up with some cross platform goodness and you are ready for another Knightcast.


hpr0904 :: Frostcast Northeast GNU/linux fest.

Released on 2012-01-18 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

Today it's the turn of Frostcast talking about the second annual Northeast GNU/linux fest.
Special thanks KnightWise for letting us bump his show.
http://www.northeastlinuxfest.org/ http://frostbitemedia.org/

The northeast GNU/Linux fest is an advocate of Free software. We hope to bring awareness of Free software to college students their schools, programmers and businesses. We welcome everyone from the new user to the people that have been there from the beginning. Come and learn how Free software can effect accessibility and your business, graphic design, software security and performance along with stability. So lets take back control of our computers and gadets and learn about software Freedom and The 4 Freedoms we should be concerned about. Come to the northeast GNU/Linux fest to learn, teach and talk about Free software and join the Free software revolution.


hpr0903 :: SOPA Protest

Released on 2012-01-17 under a CC-BY-SA license.
In protest at the attempt to restrict the Internet the HPR community have decided to take part in a say of action by redirecting the http://hackerpublicradio.org domain to http://www.nosopa.org/ for January 18th.

hpr0899 :: Sunday Morning Linux Review - New Year Show

Released on 2012-01-11 under a CC-BY-SA license.
Episode 012
http://smlr.us

Total Running Time 1hr 22:48

Intro:

Mat Enders, Tony Bemus, and Mary Tomich
Intro Sound bite by Mike Tanner

Kernel News: Mat

Time: 3:15

Linux 3.2-rc7

There it is, likely the last -rc in before final 3.2, so please do check it out in between your holiday festivities.

Most of the changes are faily simple one-liners, but some qla4xxx driver updates stand out and in fact account for about 40% of the diff ("qla4xxx: fix flash/ddb support"). That, together with a VMWare DRI driver update and some dvb updates and the regular random driver fixes means that 80+% of the changes are in drivers.

Some net updates, some SH updates, and then a (tiny) smattering of other stuff. The appended shortlog gives the (fairly boring) details
- Linus

Distro News: Tony

Time: 7:14

Distrowatch.com

  • 1-1 openSUSE 12.1 Edu Li-f-e
  • 1-1 - aptosid 2011-03 -
  • 12-31 - siduction 11.1 - desktop-oriented distribution and live CD/DVD based on Debian’s unstable branch, recently forked from aptosid
  • 12-31 - ExTiX 9 - Ubuntu-based desktop distribution for 64-bit computers with GNOME Shell and Razor-qt as the available desktop environments and the latest stable Linux kernel
  • 12-31 - Linux Deepin 11.12 - from China based on Ubuntu, announced its 11.12 release on the last day of the year
  • 12-30 - Netrunner 4.0 - a Kubuntu-based desktop distribution featuring a carefully-tuned KDE desktop and integrated KDE and GNOME applications
  • 12-30 - Endian Firewall 2.5 - an updated version of the project’s Red Hat-based specialist distribution for firewalls
  • 12-26 - Calculate Linux 11.12 - Gentoo-based distribution set with focus on desktop and server computing
  • 12-26 - Tiny Core Linux 4.2 - a nomadic, ultra-small graphical desktop operating system
  • 12-25 - Superb Mini Server 1.6.3 - a Slackware-based distribution for servers
  • 12-25 - Semplice Linux 2.0.0 - a lightweight desktop distribution based on Debian’s unstable branch and featuring the Openbox window manager
  • 12-23 - Grml 2011.12 - a Debian-based live CD with an excellent collection of GNU/Linux software and scripts for system administrators

Distro of the Week: Tony

  • Debian - 1172
  • CentOS - 1223
  • Fedora - 1284
  • Ubuntu - 1571
  • Mint - 3909

Tech News:

Time: 29:27
Vote On SOPA Delayed Until Mid January At The Earliest

The SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) vote scheduled for 12/21/11 was postponed until January. A committee spokesperson said that they will not set a new vote date until they return from break in January. This means that the earliest that a scheduled vote could take place would be mid January. This is the second postponement of the committee vote on SOPA, which requires ISPs, Search Engines, and other content providers to alter DNS records and search results. Resulting in the censorship of foreign websites supposedly "dedicated" to providing copyright infringing material. The committee has already had two marathon sessions that ended abruptly after opponents expressed staunch apposition.

The artists are not the one behind this law. The huge corporations, lawyers, and boards who are pushing this incredibly bad legislation. Here is a list of the companies behind just one of the lobbying groups pushing SOPA:

  • ABC
  • AFTRA - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • AFM - American Federation of Musicians
  • AAP - Association of American Publishers
  • ASCAP
  • BMG Chrysalis
  • BMI
  • CBS Corporation
  • Cengage Learning
  • DGA - Directors Guild of America
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
  • EMI Music Publishing
  • ESPN
  • Graphic Artists Guild
  • Hachette Book Group
  • HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C.
  • Hyperion
  • IATSE - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Kaufman Astoria Studios
  • Macmillan
  • Major League Baseball
  • Marvel Entertainment, LLC
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • MPA - The Association of Magazine Media
  • NFL - National Football League
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • NBCUniversal
  • News Corporation
  • New York Production Alliance
  • New York State AFL-CIO
  • Pearson Education
  • Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Producers Guild of America East
  • Random House
  • Reed Elsevier
  • SAG - Screen Actors Guild
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • Silvercup Studios
  • Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Time Warner Inc.
  • United States Tennis Association
  • Universal Music Group
  • Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Viacom
  • Warner Music Group
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • Wolters Kluwer

Now you know who to boycott, but you also have to let them know why you are boycotting them.

Several grassroots organizations along with a few tech companies are putting forth a strong effort against this legislation. They have had some effect as arguably the most egregious section has under gone a quick rewrite by Rep. Lamar Smith, Judiciary Committee chair and sponsor of this bill. The changes revealed on Monday 12/12/2011, make the definition of "rogue websites" more narrow. It also clarifies that the take down provisions only apply to foreign websites. There were also several changes intended to alleviate concerns that this legislation would interfere with the architecture of the Internet. Because as it it stands this bill would force American companies to break dns.

The NetCoalition which counts AOL, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, Google, IAC, Linkedin, Mozilla, OpnDNS, PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, and the Zynga Game Netwrk as members is proposing a blackout day where all of these websites would go down and just show an anti-SOPA message to visitors when they come to these sites, claims Markham Erickson, who heads the NetCoalition trade association. If all of these sites went dark at the same time it would bring national commerce to a screeching halt. This action would also totally disrupt the lives of the majority of Americans hopefully alerting them to this serious issue and causing them to act.

There is still time to try and defeat this horrendous legislation and the people at "DAILY KOS" have made it incredibly easy. If you click on this link it will take you directly to a page the have set up that will walk you through sending your representative an email telling them to vote no on this steaming pile of fecal matter.

GoDaddy Rescinds SOPA Support After Huge Boycott Initiative
Full disclosure, I have a domain registered with GoDaddy they are just the registrar not the host.

On 12/22/2011 the fact that GoDaddy was actively supporting SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). The really egregious part was that not only did GoDaddy support SOPA they actually took such an active roll as righting parts of it. So a boycott was started on reddit, which took off like wildfire across the internet. One day later they announced that they were withdrawing their support for SOPA. It is however to late for many high profile domains. Wikimedia Foundation’s Jimmy Wales announced on Twitter that all Wikimedia’s domains will be moved off of GoDaddy. Cheezburger’s Ben Huh also pledged to move his 1000+ domains off of GoDaddy. Hundreds maybe even thousands more people across the internet joined them in leaving GoDaddy. YCombinator founder, Paul Graham issued a ban on all employees of any company on the official list of SOPA supporters from attending YC Demo Day. Here is what he had to say about the ban:

"Several of those companies [on the list] send people to Demo Day, and when I saw the list I thought: we should stop inviting them. So yes, we’ll remove anyone from those companies from the Demo Day invite list," He then went on to say this: "If these companies are so clueless about technology that they think SOPA is a good idea, how could they be good investors?"
Warren Adelman, Go Daddy’s CEO, had this to say about them rescinding their support for SOPA:

"Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why Go Daddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation - but we can clearly do better," He then went on to say this also: "It’s very important that all Internet stakeholders work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it."
This is a huge win for the free and open internet. It shows that when you can manage to hit a company where it counts, in the bottom line, you really can make them change their position. When you read GoDaddy’s statement the weasilyness jumps right out at you. Which leads me to believe that they are just trying to take the heat off right now and will jump at supporting the next minor revision of SOPA.

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook
I am going to try and synopsize the information for you, however if you go to http://debian-handbook.info/ you can read the whole story ab out the book. The book is currently published in French under the title Cahier de l’admin Debian. It is the work of two Debian developers Raphaël Hertzog who maintains dpkg along with several other packages and Roland Mas who maintains argyll and a few other packages. They attempted to have several editors take on the English translation but none where willing to take the risk. The two then decided to do the translation themselves, and then self publish the work. In order to facilitate the translation they did a crowdfunding campaign which raised almost 15,000 EUR. They expect the translation to be done around April 2012. They however wanted to take this further and release the book under an open source licenses acceptable to Debian so that the book can be included in Debian as an installable package. Making it a simple apt-get away for anyone running Debian. They have set this goal at 25,000 EUR, you can make a donation to the "liberation fund" here , If you donate 10 EUR or more you are guaranteed a copy when it is ready. If they meet their goal of 25,000 EUR then everyone will be able to get a free copy. I made my donation already if I remember correctly it was about 13.74 USD. So i will get my copy but if we can push this over it would be a great thing. The last time I checked they were at about 65% of their goal.

And now a little about the book. This book requires no prior knowledge of Debian. It will cover all of the topics that anyone needs to become an effective Debian administrator. From installation and update to compiling your own kernel and creating Debian packages from sources. Along with backup, migration and advanced topics like SELinux, automated installations, and virtualization. The first half of the book is for anyone who wants to run Debian. It will teach the basics like installing Debian with the Debian installer, finding documentation, basic troubleshooting, and problem solving. Then the second half of the book is server administrators. It will discuss things like securing the server, automating installations, using virtualization, and setting up common services like Apache, Postfix, OpenLDAP, SAMBA, NFS and many more. You can check out the complete table of contacts here

There is also a free sample chapter available "The APT Tools." If you would like to check this out to ensure that the book is up to the quality that you expect then you can click here for a PDF of this great chapter. It covers all of the APT tools like apt-get, aptitude, and other associated tools

Now to answer some of the questions you may have about this book:
Q) Who is this book for?
A) Anyone who’s interested by Debian. From a regular user, to the administrator of a small network, or that of a large corporation.

Q) How long is it?
A) The French paperback was about 450 pages.

Q) What version of Debian does it cover?
A) the current stable version "Squeeze"

So come people lets get out there and get your copy today and move the project that much closer to their goal of Open Sourcing this book.

2011 The Year Of The Tech Giant Passing
2011 has been a year in which we lost more tech giants than ever before, a total of fourteen. Lets start with arguably the best known on this list and end with the one I believe had the biggest impact:

Steven Paul Jobs
Febuary 1955 - October 2011

Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computers with Stephen Wozniak in the Jobs’ family garage. Steve Jobs vision in the consumer electronic market is un paralleled. Hence Apple’s many revolutionary products, such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Which are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology.

Robert Morris
The Unix Encryption Guy
July 1932 - June 2011

Among the Bell Labs researchers who worked on Unix with Thompson and Ritchie was Bob Morris, who developed Unix’s password system, math library, text-processing applications and crypt function. In 1986 Morris left to join the NSA, where he led the agency’s National Computer Security Center until 1994.

John McCarthy
Originator Of AI
September 1927 - October 2011

The creator of the Lisp programming language and the "father of artificial intelligence" (he coined the term in 1956). In 1957 McCarthy started the first work on time-sharing on a computer. That original project led to Multics, which then led to Unix. In the early 1970s he predicted online shopping. This prediction led researcher Whitfield Diffie to create public-key cryptography used in the authentication of e-commerce documents.

Ken Olsen
The Digital Man
February 1926 - February 2011

When he worked at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory in the 50s took note of students queuing up to use an older model computer, called TX-0, even when a more modern and much faster mainframe was available. The big diffrence and the reason that the students lined up for the TX-0 was that the mainframe ran batch jobs and the TX-0 allowed for online interactivity. So in 1957 he and a colleague, Harlan Anderson, ran with that information and $70,000 in start up capital to start DEC (Digital Equipment Corp.) DEC went on to create PDP series of computers of which Ritchie and Thompson created Unix on a PDP-7.

Paul Baran
The Packet Man
April 1926 - March 2011

Baran while working as a researcher for the Rand Corp. in 1961came up the idea that messages can be broken down into smaller pieces, then sent to a destination even via multiple routes if necessary and then put back together when they arrive to ensure delivery. Arpanet adopted Packet switching as its means of communication, Arpanet then grew into the Internet, and eventually for local-area networks in the form of Ethernet.

Jean Bartik
Last of the First Programmers
December 1924 - March 2011

She was the last surviving member of the original programming team for the ENIAC. But that understates her work, she was the only female math graduate in her 1945 college, and she served as a lead programmer on the ENIAC project. Bartik also developed circuit logic and did design work under the direction of ENIAC’s hardware developer, J. Presper Eckert.

Jack Keil Wolf
Disk Drivin’ Man
February 1926 - February 2011

Wolf did more than almost anyone else to use math to cram more data into magnetic drives, flash memory and electronic communications channels. In 1984, he moved to the new Center for Magnetic Recording Research at the University of California, San Diego. It was a good choice. Wolf and his students, dubbed the "Wolf pack," cross-pollinated magnetic drive design with information theory, applying compression in increasingly creative ways, and spread Wolf’s ideas throughout the industry.

Julius Blank
Creator Of The Silicon In Silicon Valley
June 1925 - September 2011

Julius Blank one of the "Traitorous Eight" engineers who founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957. He and his seven colleagues had acquired that unsavory nickname when they left Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Shockley just a year after being recruited to create a new kind of transistor at Shockley Labs. Before going to college, he had been trained as a machinist. Along with eventual venture capitalist Gene Kleiner, Blank built Fairchild’s machine shop, and created the manufacturing machinery that would produce the first silicon based transistors.

Robert Galvin
Breaker Of The AT&T Mobile Monopoly
October 1922 - October 2011

Galvin broke AT&T’s monopoly on mobile-phone service in the U.S. when he demonstrated a Motorola phone for president Reagan at the White House in 1981. Ronald Reagan then pushed the FCC to approve Motorola’s proposal for a competing cellular network. By the time Galvin retired as Motorola’s chairman in 1990, the company dominated the cellphone hardware business.

Gerald A. Lawson
Creator Of The Video Game Cartridge
December 1940 - April 2011

Jerry Lawson a 6-foot-6, more than 250 lbs. African-American, which was even more of an IT industry rarity in the 1970s than today. Lawson’s creation, the Fairchild Channel F, arrived in 1976, a year before Atari’s first home game system, and sparked an industry of third-party video games. Lawson discovered that the biggest challenge with plug-in cartridges was satisfying the FCC’s radio-frequency interference requirements. In a 2006 interview he describes the process:

"We had to put the whole motherboard in aluminum. We had a metal chute that went over the cartridge adapter to keep radiation in. Each time we made a cartridge, the FCC wanted to see it, and it had to be tested."
Its biggest impact was on Lawson’s friends at Atari, who rushed their own cartridge-based home system into production. The rise of the video game had begun.

George Devol
The Man With The Robot Arm
February 1912 - August 2011

George Devol developed the first digitally programmable robot arm. He also invented a system for recording sound for movies in the 1930s, then switched to systems that used photoelectric cells to open and close doors and sort bar-coded packages. Devol turned his inventiveness to factory automation in the 1950s. The large programmable "Unimate" arm he developed used magnetic drum memory and discrete solid-state control components. It made its factory debut in 1961 on a General Motors assembly line in New Jersey, stacking freshly die-cast (and very hot) metal parts. Within 20 years, Devol’s Unimation was the biggest robotic-arm company in the world.

Lee Davenport
Anti-Aircraft Innovator
December 1915 - September 2011

Lee Davenport didn’t invent battlefield radar. He developed an anti-aircraft gun that combined radar with a computer to control anti-aircraft guns. At the Battle of the Bulge, the radar system was also used to spot German ground vehicles in the snowy terrain. In addition, the SCR-584 was used in 1944 to defend London against German buzz bombs. The SCR-584 crews were very effective in shooting down the buzz bombs.

Wilson Greatbatch
Heartbeat of the Century
September 1919 - September 2011

In 1956 Wilson Greatbatch, an electrical-engineering professor at the University of Buffalo, made an electronic mistake that led to the invention of the pacemaker. He was building a heart rhythm monitor for the school’s Chronic Disease Research Institute when he attached a wrong-size resistor to a circuit, causing it to produce intermittent electrical pulses. Greatbatch realized that this might be used to regulate a damaged heart. Two years later, doctors at the Veterans Administration hospital in Buffalo demonstrated that a 2-cubic-in. implantable device built by Greatbatch could regulate a dog’s heart. In 1960 in Buffalo, 10 patients (including two children) received Greatbatch’s device, and its battery lasted two years or more. In 1972, Greatbatch was able to re-engineer the device with a new battery that worked for more than a decade.

Dennis M. Ritchie
An Originator of Unix, Inventor of C
September 1941 - October 2011

Dennis Ritchie is one of the authors of the Unix operating system, and designed the C programming language. And he promoted both, starting in the 1970s. You may ask how influential all of that work was? Well just look at the number of closed source Unix clones we have today, not to mention their Open Source brethren the BSDs. Along with Linux a Unix work alike. Not to mention C, which eight of the top ten programming languages descend from.

Raspberry Pi, a Tiny But Powerful $25 PC -
The final Raspberry Pi will come in two flavors: A $25 version with 128MB of RAM and no network connection and a $35 one with Ethernet. Both versions will have USB and HDMI ports as well as analog video and audio outputs. It’s driven by a The 1080p video magic is driven by a 700MHz ARM processor, and the whole thing is powered by a 5-volt power supply.
The Year in Review: Desktop Linux Developments in 2011
The "year in review" pieces that proliferate old and new media alike around this time of year get tedious pretty fast. But because I’ve yet to see a good compilation of the major developments — and there were plenty of them — that affected desktop Linux in 2011
Outtro Music:
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hpr0898 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 8/8 (The After Show)

Released on 2012-01-11 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 8/8 (The After Show)

This is episode eight of a eight part Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey


Howdy folks, this is FiftyOneFifty.
What you are about to hear is the result of me starting a mixdown recording in Mumble when Pokey said he was about ready to stop recording and go to bed. While it's all pretty tame, it's not entirely safe for work. I started recording sometime after midnight Central Time and the original file shows we talked for another two hours and fifteen minutes (deleting the pauses brings it down to about an hour and a half). At the end it's just me and Cobra2, proving that as in real life, I never know when it's time to gracefully leave a party :)
Among the other voices you will hear are Pokey, Delwin, JNeuster, Deltaray, DoorToDoorGeek, and I thought it was especially cool when the world wrapped around and Ken Fallon came back in after having gone to bed the night before. I didn't have the forethought to make note of all the handles active in the room, and the festivities of the evening did not enhance my recall, so I apologize to those I have overlooked. With the help of the community, I hope to get you proberly credited in the show notes, even if it is after the fact.

I regret I wasn't able to participate or listen too in the entire thirteen hour scheduled recording, since I am speaking to the future I am sure I will be enjoying those missed hours even as you hear this. I want to add my voice in gratitude and congratulations to those who organized and participated in making this event a success.

FiftyOneFifty


hpr0897 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 7/8 (The Grand Finale)

Released on 2012-01-10 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 7/8 (The Grand Finale)

This is episode seven of a eight part Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey



hpr0896 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 6/8 (The Unix Fight and Thank You Kevin)

Released on 2012-01-08 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 6/8 (The Unix Fight and Thank You Kevin)

This is episode six of a eight part Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey



hpr0895 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 5/8 (Funding Free Culture)

Released on 2012-01-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 5/8 (Funding Free Culture)

This is episode five of a eight part Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey


The discussion focused on how you can support free software and free culture with many paying more for "Free" software than they ever had for proprietary software. Many feel they pay what the can when they can.

The discussion move on to how artists can make a living.
Should we draw the line between digital replication and physical replication as copyright infringement, although illegal, is not stealing. Not every download is a lost sale and the argument was made that in some cases "piracy" promotes the use of the software. There was much talk of the continual increase of the copyright terms.

Time was then devoted to how artists could be compensated for their art and several examples were brought up of alternative means of generating revenue by cutting out the record labels and other middle men.


hpr0894 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 4/8 (Mrs Cornominal brings the naughty)

Released on 2012-01-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio-NYE Part 4/8 (Hacker Public Radio-NYE Part 4 (Mrs Cornominal brings the naughty) mildly nsfw)

May not be safe for work
This is episode four of a eight part Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey


This segment started with a discussion on accessibility. We are looking for a way to convert the audio to text so that deaf/hard of hearing people can enjoy our content. That lead to a discussion on Text to speech and that if you are uncomfortable or unable to record a show for HPR, then there are loads of people who will narrate a scrip for you.

The discussion turned to the question of how to pick topics for HPR and while the advice is to pick a topic that you're excited about you can always look at the Requested topics section of HPR at http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php#requested_topics. If there is something that you would like to hear then mail the mailing list at hpr@hackerpublicradio.org (which you can join at http://hackerpublicradio.org/maillist ) or just email admin@hackerpublicradio.org and we'll add it to the Requested topic page.

For the record when we say topic we are not talking about the topic choclate bar.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic_(chocolate_bar)

After discovering that HPR has a explicit tag in iTunes (http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html#explicit) the conversation took a turn to how the topic of Adult content and that there are two sides to the story.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0069 There's Pr0n on them there internets!
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0586 Miscellaneous Radio Theater 4096- The Internet is For Porn

This lead to the question of whither government censorship will force developments in how the Internet is used. This brought up mesh networks (we had a discussion in http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0069 with Juergen Schinker open wireless network) and how the Chaos Computer Club had a presentation on the Hackerspace Global Grid. From their FAQ "We want to build a distributed network of ground stations to receive satellite communications. The first step is establishing a means of accurate synchronization for the distributed network. Next up are building various receiver modules (ADS-B, amateur satellites, etc) and data processing of received signals. A communication/control channel (read: sending data) is a future possibility but there are no fixed plans on how this could be implemented yet." http://shackspace.de/wiki/doku.php?id=project:hgg Hackerspace Global Grid. Sounds a bit like an open version of the Iridium satellite constellation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_satellite_constellation Iridium satellite constellation

After a discussion on Google+, the topic came on whither you needed to encode all 3 audio formats for HPR. The answer is no, not if you don't want to. If you do then you can download the script that Code Cruncher made from http://hackerpublicradio.org/incoming/processing/prep_audio.sh. That said it's enough to upload the show in almost any format and we'll convert it.

To round off the segment was a discussion of the http://theflatearthsociety.org/ who argue that "The Flat Earth model is a belief that the Earth's shape is a plane or disk." (source wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Theory.
.... Which inevitably lead to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down and of course that had to lead to http://www.terrypratchett.co.uk/ Terry Pratchett. At that point the Mumble server gave up and decided to go cry in a corner.


hpr0893 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 3/8 (Everybody loves Crunchbang... except Klaatu)

Released on 2012-01-04 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio-NYE Part 3 (Everybody loves Crunchbang... except Klaatu)

This is the third part of the Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey

Philip Newborough (aka corenominal) project lead for CrunchBang Linux and their community manager Rebecca Newborough join the session. We interviewed them back in hpr0873

CrunchBang is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution offering a great blend of speed, style and substance. Using the nimble Openbox window manager, it is highly customisable and provides a modern, full-featured GNU/Linux system without sacrificing performance.

In September 2011, Philip gave up paid employment to concentrate on personal projects and is now working full-time on CrunchBang Linux. During the interview he mentioned that he couldn't afford to FOSDEM so if you want you can throw him a few credits over at http://crunchbang.org/donate

Links

http://crunchbang.org/donate
http://www.fosdem.org/2012/
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0873/
http://crunchbang.org/
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://openbox.org/
http://www.xfce.org/
http://technologyserved.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrunchBang_Linux
http://www.debian.org/



hpr0892 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 2/8 (A Bit About Fedora)

Released on 2012-01-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 2 (A Bit About Fedora)

This is the second part of the Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey

Fedora Review

Got to RPM Fusion to get all the evil proprietary stuff. http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration/

From the console run "yum update" and accept the keys

Then run "yum install synergy openssh-server audacity-freeworld ffmpeg sox mplayer inkscape vlc vim firefox poppler-utils wget sshfs kdiff3 terminator kid3 speex-tools filezilla gimp hpijs kate kdiff3 kdirstat

# systemctl start sshd.service # systemctl enable sshd.services

Firewall restart

Follow these instructions to get the vpn working http://kenfallon.com/how-to-install-checkpoint-ssl-extender-vpn-snx-under-fedora-16/

Follow these instructions to get the citrix working http://kenfallon.com/installing-citrix-on-fedora-14/

Chromium http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chromium - Flash http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ -- skype.com download linux fedora install


hpr0891 :: Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 1/8

Released on 2012-01-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve Part 1

This is the first part of the Hacker Public Radio New Year's Eve event and you can expect more of them all week long.

Thanks to:

  • PipeManMusic of the Open Source Musician's Podcast for the Murmur server, and audio streaming
  • Tracy Holtz for stream mirror
  • Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show for stream mirror
  • cobra2 for stream mirror
  • John Neusteter for stream mirror
  • KevinW for creating the Mumble How-To, and for manning the testing room during most of the show.
  • Ken Fallon for being Ken Fallon
  • The Hacker Public Radio Community for coming together and pulling this off, and for making it so much fun for everone.

I was so wrapped up in the actual show, that it didn't occur to me to take notes and write down the names of all the people who helped us out. The few I listed above are all that I can remember 24 hours later. If you helped out in any way, and would like to be mentioned in the show notes of the remaining parts of this show (there will be a few of them) please email hpr (at) hackerpublicradio (dot) org with your name and I'll be glad to thank you publicly and properly.
-pokey

PipeMan recommends the Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 has 2 in 2 out rca ports for $40 or so.

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA202.aspx
For a mixer he recommends the Behringer XENYX 802 going for $38 on amazon

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/802.aspx


hpr0889 :: New Year's Eve Show Announcement

Released on 2011-12-28 under a CC-BY-SA license.

The Hacker Public Radio LIVE New Year's Eve event will be streamed live from noon to midnight EST This Saturday December 31st. That's UTC 2011, Dec 31, 1700 hours to 2012, Jan 01, 0500 hours. All HPR contributors and listeners are welcome to call in via mumble and discuss their favorite HPR shows and topics of 2011, or bring a topic that you think would help us to have a good show. We'll be taking calls up to the limit of the server. We'll be streaming the whole thing, as well as distilling it down to one or more podcasts for the rss feed.

Whether you've contributed to HPR or not, please consider calling in and helping us to make this a great HPR community event.

Mumble server: 174.123.227.204 Port: 43556 Password: OSMPMumble

For callers, there will be a seperate room to test your setup before jumping in the live room just to avoid doing on air mic checks. Please check your sound there before jumping into the main room. Please set compression to the 31.8Kb/s speex codec for compatibility (NOT the CELT codec), and use push to talk. Stream Address: Mirrors to be announced. We have at least one high bandwidth offer so far.

Thank you for listening.


hpr0879 :: SMLR 009

Released on 2011-12-14 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Welcome to syndicated Thursday on Hacker Public Radio

Each Thursday we play Syndicated creative commons content from around the web. If you know of some creative commons material that you would like to bring to the attention of the community then send an email to admin.

Sunday Morning Linux Review

http://smlr.us

Intro:

Mat Enders and Tony Bemus
Intro Sound bite by Mike Tanner

Kernel News: Mat

Time: 1:56
Latest RC release is 3.2-rc5 released on Friday 12/9 at 6pm Eastern standard time.

It has been slightly over a week since the last rc release. And rc5 is bigger in number of commits. Many of the commits are small, so it is possible that the *diff* will be smaller than both -rc2 and -rc4 were.

A big part of this release is that Ingo is back, and had a backlog. That isn’t enough to explain it all. There were xfs and btrfs changes, along with network updates, and the usual 50% random driver updates.

Greg KH announced the release of the 2.6.32.50, 3.0.13, and 3.1.5 stable kernels 12/9.

The 2.6.32.50 kernel had 28 files changed, 164 insertions, and 54 deletions.
The 3.0.13 kernel had 93 files changed, 659 insertions, and 201 deletions.
The 3.1.5 kernel had 135 files changed, 1170 insertions, and 471 deletions.

Kernel Quote of The Week:

Hey Linus stop working on Subsurface, The Scuba Diving Log that doesn’t suck, during the week so you can get the latest RC out before 6pm eastern time so it is easier for me to do these updates. (insert appropriate smiley here)

–Mat Enders

Distro News: Tony

Time: 4:53

Distrowatch.com

Distro of the Week: Tony

  1. Debian – 1367
  2. Fedora – 1427
  3. Ultimate – 1742
  4. Ubuntu – 1977
  5. Mint – 4115

Tech News:

Time: 15:45

jQuery Tells The Real Story About Plugin Site, or Why You Should Have a Backup More Recent Than a Year Old

The jQuery plugins site devolopers have finaly told the real story, in a blog posting. The plugins site went down about a week ago with just this message: “The plugins site is currently unavailable. We’ve been looking to provide a higher-quality, spam-free expierence at the plugins site for some time and we have decided to temporarily shutter the existing site. We will be providing more details on the new plugins site soon, so that plugin authors can hit the ground running with our new submission process.” What really happened was, in an attempt to clean up the spam using Drupal Views Bulk Operations, all of the plugins were deleted. And the only backup was a year old. The developers asked for forgiveness and some help in developing a completely new plugins site. The plugins site needed renovations for quite some time. Due to the spam issue and because of how plugins were manged through the CMS that was cluttered and awkward. They were planning on replacing the site when events caused an imdeiate need. When I say events I mean the accidental deletion and lack of backup was the impetus to move those plans into action. jQuery plugin developers should create a GitHub presence, even if they just mirror their existing source code management. The new site still being developed on github.com/jquery/plugins.jquery.com/ and there is currently no date for its launch.

Download.com accused of wrapping nmap in a “trojan installer”

Nmaps author says CBS Interactive and CNET’s Download.com are wrapping the open source application in a proprietary installer. In the past, they have never altered the application downloads they serve up, they have been changing that over the last six months. Gordon “Fyodor” Lyon, lays out his issues in a posting to the Nmap Hackers mailing list. He claims the installer does thing like install the ‘StartNow’ toolbar”, makes Bing the default search engine, and then sets the users home page to MSN. This is how a “trojan installer” functions. If the installer is seperated from the download and sent to VirusTotal it shows that ten of the 42 scanners, they run it against, identify it as a trojan or adware installer. Also the Nmap trademark is displayed next to offers to install software, as if the Nmap organization supports these products. As Nmap is not under the plain GPL but under an enhanced version that specifically prohibits aggregation into a proprietary executable installer.
Download.com initially claimed its scheme is simple for developers to opt-out of. The opt out is not automatic though. Download.com says “all opt-out requests are carefully reviewed on a case by case basis.” Lyon is looking for a US copyright attorney and wants to get the word to the hundreds of users who use Download.com every week to download Nmap.
CBS’s Download.com site has been called out for this type of behaviour before. In August, ExtremeTech claimed similar behaviour with the media player VLC. According to an FAQ from CBS this installer software was rolled out in July.
After the fecal matter hit the fan on this Download.COM back pedaled in a big way. In a statement, Sean Murphy, the Vice President and General Manager of Download.com said, “The bundling of this software was a mistake on our part and we apologize to the user and developer communities for the unrest it caused.” Then adding that they had “reviewed all open source files in our catalog to ensure none are being bundled”.
Lyon posted an update, stating that Microsoft had been in contact with him and claimed they “didn’t know they were sponsoring CNET to trojan open source software”. Microsoft also stated that they had stopped the practice, which seems odd since they said that they were unaware that it was happening. So now the Download.com installer changed to install the “Babylon toolbar” which did different search engine redirection. CNET then later removed that and is now installing its own “techtracker” tool for updating downloaded software. However they are also restoring the “Direct download link” which allows users to download files without having to download the “download manager”.
Who knows if these changes will quell the controversey. The changes only affect open source software and the proprietary freeware and trial software on Download.com will still have the Download.com Installer packaging. A number of open source programs at Download.COM still had an installer wrapping them. There has been no general apology for bundling GPL software with closed source installers.


Researchers at Google Have Proposed s Fix to The SSL Dilemma

Google researchers Adam Langley and Ben Laurie have proposed a new method for ensuring the trustworthiness of the public key infrastructure (PKI) underpinning HTTPS. Thier idea is based on a public list of all certificates ever issued by certificate authorities. The two problems with how the current system works are. First, if an attacker can comprimise any of the more than 100 certificate authorities and aquire a certificate for a server such as amazon.com, end users would not be able to tell the fraudulant site from the real one. Second, the way the system currently works Amazon would not be able to detect the fraud either.
Langley and Laurie believe that a public list would mitigate both problems. Whenever a website offered up a certificate, the browser would check the supplied certificate against one of these public lists. If the browser did not find the certificate on any of the lists, the site would be treated as untrusted. Companies would then be able to check these lists regularly, to locate any fraudulent certificates. Which means that even if a criminal was able to obtain a fake certificate, they could not use it efectively. Merkle signature trees would be used to maintain the integrity of the lists.
The proposals might not be implemented and, if it is, noone knows over what sort of timescale. There are also other alternatives being proposed like Firefoxs’ extension Convergence being pursued by security expert Moxie Marlinspike.


Android’s Revenge on Apple’s iPhone & iPad

Could Apple be regretting its world-wide war on Android? A German court issued a preliminary injunction on Motorola’s behalf that prevents European sales of all Apple’s 3G-enabled devices. Android-power Motorola Mobility, soon to be a part of Google, used a patent to thwart the competition. Apple has been using design and software patents in order to attack Android world wide. So I don’t think this could have happened to a nicer company.

Regretably the patent being used, Method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system, is an excellent example of brain dead software patents. Almost as bad as Apple trying to block anybody from creating a rectangular phone or tablet as it would infringe on thier “unique” design. Thing like this sadly are not unusual but equate to little more than Intelectual Property (IP) blackmail. Just check out U.S. Patent No. 6,359,898 and its European Union equivalent, EP1010336 (B1) ? 2003-03-19. They basicly describe performing a countdown over a 3G connection. You know lik, “Ten seconds to complete your download, three, two, one, download complete.” Oh, obviously an original idea indeed.

So you say why is a countdown mechanism so essential that a court would rule that Apple would be in violation and unable to sell thier products in Europe. Well so does Apple which is why they have appealled using a Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) defense. [Tony this is a link to a PDF that explains a frand defense please embed it http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/jevons/papers/colloquium_2007/jevons07_glader.pdf] This defenses core argument is that this feature is not an essential component to 3G mobile telephony. I and I also assume you all understand that, but the German court wasn’t going for it.

So this will go on for a while in the court system with suit and counter suit. And in the end it will only delay the sale of Apple products in the EU. But another side effect is that no matter where you buy your smartphone it will cost you more because thes kinds of court battles do not come cheap. I have a suggestion to all of these patent mongers and trolls, knock it off and just compete in the market place instead of the court room.


Get top-quality open source security tools in one distro

If you could have just one toolkit for network security, which one would you choose? I mean the one toolkit that had all of the functionality you needed for securing, analyzing, monitoring, and validating your network. Would it be BackTrack, Deft, or Helix? Well I have used two of those and I have found a distro that I think kicks thier ass. After you have checked out Network Security Toolkit (NST), I believe that you will choose it also.

This live DVD is based on Fedora. NST was designed to bring you easy access to the best Open Source Network Security Applications. It should run on most x86/x86_64 platforms. The intent of this distrobution is to provide network security administrators with a complete set of tools. Most of the tools in INSECURE.ORGs Top 100 Security Tools are in this kit. An advanced Web User Interface (WUI) is provided for system administration, navigation, automation, geolocation and configuration for many of the network and security applications in distribution.

Here are some of the tools that come with NST:

Aircrack NG: A wireless sniffer and WEP/WPA-PSK key cracker
Airsnort: A wireless LAN (WLAN) tool that recovers encryption keys.
Amap: A next-generation scanning tool that identifies applications and services even if they are not listening on the default port by creating a bogus communication and analyzing the responses.
Argus/Argus-Clients/Argus-Monitor: An audit record generation and utilization system
Arp-Scan: A scanning and fingerprinting tool
Arpwatch: Network monitoring tools for tracking IP addresses on a network.
Awstats: Advanced Web statistics
Bandwidthd: Tracks network usage and builds HTML and graphs
Beecrypt: An open source cryptography library
Bit-twist: A simple yet powerful libpcap-based Ethernet packet generator
BlackOwlMIBBrowser: A Visual SNMP MIB browser with MIB variable graphing.
Cadaver: A command-line WebDAV client
CheckDNS: A Domain Name Server analysis and reporting tool
Chkrootkit: A tool to locally check for signs of a rootkit
ClamAV: Antivirus
Conntrack-tools: Tools to manipulate netfilter connection tracking table
DNScap: A DNS traffic capture utility
DNSenum: The tool gathers as much information as possible about a domain.
DNSmap: A network tool that performs brute force search/query of domains.
DNSwalk: A DNS debugger
Dsniff: Tools for network auditing and penetration testing.
Etherape: A graphical network viewer modeled after etherman.
Firewalk: Active reconnaissance network security tool.
Foremost: Recover files by carving them from a raw disk.
Freeradius: A high-performance and highly configurable free RADIUS server
Fwbuilder: A firewall builder
Geoclue: A modular geoinformation service
GPGme: GnuPG Made Easy — a high level crypto API
Greenbone-Security-Assistant: A Web-based interface to the Open Vulnerability Assessment Scanner
GSD: A desktop (GUI) interface to the Open Vulnerability Assessment Scanner
Honeyd: A honeypot daemon
Hunt: A tool for demonstrating well-known weaknesses in the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Kismet: Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and IDS.
Mbrowse: A GUI SNMP MIB browser
Nagios: Nagios monitors hosts and services and yells if something breaks.
NBTScan: A tool to gather NetBIOS info from Windows networks.
Netmask: A utility for determining network masks.
Netwag: The GUI for the network toolbox Netwox
Nload: Monitor network traffic and bandwidth usage in real-time.
Wireshark: A network protocol analyzer

Installing NST is as simple and easy as any other major Linux distribution out there today. After downloading the DVD image burn it out to disk, then pop it in and and boot up. You can choose to either boot into console or graphical mode, recommend the graphical mode even though it is GNOME 3. If your hardware will not support GNOME 3 you can opt to fall back on Classic GNOME. After bootup you will see the default live user enter the password nst2003 and let the desktop load. Once the desktop has fully loaded you can either take it for a test drive or jump right into the install. In order to install it you have to go to Applications > System Tools > Install NST To Hard Drive. If you have installed any Linux distribution before you will find no surprises here. When the installation is complete, or the live version is up and running, you can start experimenting with the tools. There are hundreds of available tools here to help you monitor, secure, analyze, and do practicly anything else on your network.


Carrier IQ hit with privacy lawsuits as more security researchers weigh in

Carrier IQ [...] has been hit with two class-action lawsuits from users worried about how the company’s software tracks their smartphone activity. Carrier IQ, of course, professes its innocence. But the company has also received some public support from security researchers who say Carrier IQ’s software is only tracking diagnostic information and likely is not violating user privacy.


SFLC Asks the US Congress for a DMCA Exception

The Software Freedom Law Center has filed a request with the US Librarian of Congress for a DMCA exception that would allow users to freely decide what software they can install and uninstall on devices they own.


Arduino 1.0 Released

A long time coming, this release brings small but important changes to clean up the Arduino environment and language – as well as adding lots of additional features. Updates to the environment include a new file extension, toolbar icons, and color scheme as well as a progress bar on compilation and upload. The language changes include modifications to the Serial class, addition of DHCP and DNS support to the Ethernet library, a new SoftwareSerial library, multi-file support in the SD library, modifications to the Wire library and UDP class, etc.


Gnome Shell Extensions Website Launched

The site, which is primarily provided for GNOME 3.2 users, only works in Firefox presently. Support for additional browsers is planned. Amongst the extensions already on offer are an old school ‘GNOME Applications Menu’, ‘Frippery Bottom Panel’ (which adds a window switcher panel to the bottom of the screen), and a ‘Places Status Indicator‘.

Outtro Music:
Time: 53:52
Jamendo.com
Dropping out of School by Brad Sucks


hpr0871 :: HPR Community News for Nov 2011

Released on 2011-12-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: Kevin Granade and Deltaray

Show Review

id title host
hpr0852 GNU Emacs 1 klaatu
hpr0853 Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu klaatu
hpr0854 All In IT Radio0007 - Should Cars Get Smarter ? Syndicated Thursdays series.
hpr0855 Packaging for your distro Mike Hingley
hpr0856 GNU Emacs 2 klaatu
hpr0857 Sam Tuke - Free Software Foundation Europe OggCamp11 series.
hpr0858 Pre micro computer tech in the home #2 MrGadgets
hpr0859 Sourcetrunk: OwnCloud Syndicated Thursdays series.
hpr0860 Kaizendo, GNU Parallel and some more FSCONS FSCONS series.
hpr0861 Emacs Part 3: The Reckoning. klaatu
hpr0862 Breaking Down TFTP Kevin Granade
hpr0863 Tony Hughes Free Cycle Ken Fallon
hpr0864 Opentech Conference 2011: Glen Mehn, SI Camp Full Circle Podcast series.
hpr0865 Desktop Transparency Deltaray
hpr0866 Publican, the user-friendly Perl frontend to Docbook XML klaatu
hpr0867 Gift Guide for Electronics Engineers of the Future MrGadgets
hpr0868 Emacs Console JWP
hpr0869 The Count of Monte Cristo HPR Admins
hpr0870 Computer Memories Deltaray

New HPR Community Spokesperson for 2012

Communities like Debian and Fedora regularly change the person in the position of community manager so that the community is better represented, ideas are kept fresh and team work is fostered. With this in mind we are looking for a new member of the community to come forward and represent HPR as the community spokesperson.

The job is focused on encouraging people to contribute to the project, spreading the word and building the community.

If you are interested or would like to suggest someone for the position then please send your comments to the Mail list.
Don't worry Ken and all the other 'regulars' will continue to support HPR.

Give to FLOSS

Paying homage to the tradition started my Chess Griffin of Linux Reality we are asking people to contribute financially over the coming month to a FLOSS of CC project. Just email us what you contributed to and we'll mail you one of the last few HPR stickers and give you a shout out on the end of year show. Please Spread the word!

End of Year show

We will be organizing a open mic end of year show next month so please have your "best of hpr" story ready for the event. More information on time and date to follow. If you can't make it to the live recording, then please record a short segment and send it on in.

Contribute Shows

We're short of shows so please stop procrastinating and record that show today. http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php has more information on how to do that.


hpr0869 :: The Count of Monte Cristo

Released on 2011-11-30 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Welcome to syndicated Thursday on Hacker Public Radio

Each Thursday we play Syndicated creative commons content from around the web. If you know of some creative commons material that you would like to bring to the attention of the community then send an email to admin.

Today we're going back in time, to a classic audio drama performance by the Mercury Theater and was originally aired in Aug 29, 1938. It is an adaptation of the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas.

Mercury Theatre

Orson Welles at old style microphone
The Mercury Theatre was a theatre company founded in New York City in 1937 by Orson Welles and John Houseman. After a string of live theatrical productions, in 1938 the Mercury Theatre progressed into their best-known period as The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series that included one of the most notable and infamous radio broadcasts of all time, The War of the Worlds, broadcast on October 30, 1938. The Mercury Theatre on the Air produced live radio dramas in 1938-1940 and again briefly in 1946.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is often considered to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas's most popular work. He completed the work in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.

photo of Dumas

The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it tells of a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on the men who destroyed his life. However, his plans also have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood."

links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo
http://librivox.org/the-count-of-monte-cristo-by-alexandre-dumas/
http://www.archive.org/details/count_monte_cristo_0711_librivox
http://www.archive.org/details/worksofalexand02duma

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Theatre
http://www.archive.org/details/OrsonWelles-MercuryTheater-1938Recordings
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Todays show is licensed under a Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 , while most of the show notes are taken from Wikipedia and are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License


hpr0851 :: HPR Community News for Oct 2011

Released on 2011-11-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

HPR Community News

New hosts

Welcome to our new host: Seetee

Show Review

id title host
826 HPR Community News for Sep 2011 HPR Admins
827 HPR booth and HostGator klaatu
828 a+g=-b MrGadgets
829 Interview with Prof Jocelyn Bell-Burnell HPR Admins
830 Peter Hutterer Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011 marcoz
831 Chris from Sourceforge.net klaatu
832 OggCamp11 Roundup Ken Fallon
833 Ian Romanick Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011 marcoz
834 The Knightcast KC0056 : Best of KWTV Live Knightwise
835 Amazon sets the world on Fire MrGadgets
836 Jeff from No Machine klaatu
837 Juergen Schinker open wireless network Ken Fallon
838 Martin Peres @ XDC marcoz
839 Full Circle Podcast: The Lubuntu Team Robin Catling
840 Android Shopping cobra2
841 Jonathan Nadeau klaatu
842 DJ from h-online.com Ken Fallon
843 What holiday tech item MrGadgets
844 The Flying Handbag HPR Admins
845 Open Source Radio Software AukonDK
846 Jared Smith from Fedora klaatu
847 FSCONS, MeeGo and the story of Tizen Seetee
848 Alan Cocks, the info point project Ken Fallon
849 Sunday Morning Linux Review HPR Admins
850 Another Tech Giant Passes - Household Tech in the Pre-Micro Era MrGadgets

Thanks To

  • Stitcher for feedback on the intro

Apologies To

  • Seetee for the mixup in the show scheduling

Contribute Shows

We're short of shows so please stop procrastinating and record that show today. http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php has more information on how to do that.


hpr0849 :: Sunday Morning Linux Review

Released on 2011-11-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Each Thursday we play Syndicated creative commons content. In todays show we focus on Sunday Morning Linux Review with Mat and Tony, a weekly news show for the Linux community
http://www.smlr.us

With:
Tony Bemus from http://www.bemushosting.com
Mat Enders from http://www.charter-school-it-techs.com

Kernel News: Mat
The Current Development kernel 3.2
The Stable release is 3.1

Distro News: Tony
Distrowatch.com
10-27 SalineOS 1.5 Debian-based distribution with Xfce

10-25 Puppy Linux 5.3 Slacko binary compatibility with Slackware Linux
Last week releases: ZevenOS 2.0 Neptune and Finnix 103

Coming up: FreeBSD 9.0 and openSUSE 12.1

Distro of the Week:
Mint
Ubuntu
openSUSE
Fedora
Debian
Other Distro News:

Tech News:
Amazon Introduces New Ebook Format
The new file format, Kindle Format 8 (KF8), is based on HTML5, and with it, Amazon aims to bring some of the flexibility and power that HTML5 offers to the world of e-books. HTML5 features such as CSS3 formatting, nested tables, SVG graphics, embedded fonts, and borders are all now supported. The new format includes much richer layout options, including fixed layoutsessential for accurate reproduction of many childrens booksand panel-based layouts for comic books. Books can include sidebars and callouts, text overlaid on background images, boxes, drop caps, and more.

Open Source: You Know, For Kids!
Recently SCALE announced that the 2012 event, January 20-22 in Los Angeles, will include a SCALE Kids Conference

More about: ICANN is Taking Over the Olson Time Zone Database Astrolabe not looking for money but just wanted to make a point about infringement.

Other Talk:
Apple Threatens Small, Family-Run Caf Over Trademark
Apple is threatening to sue a small, family run caf in Bonn because they are of the opinion that their logo infringes on Apples trademark. The owner of the caf Apfelkind, Christin Rmer, has registered her logo as a trademark for the service and fashion industry in June in Munich. Now Apple is claiming in a cease and desist letter that there could be confusion between the small caf in Bonn and their global entertainment brand.

Linux Malware: Are We There Yet?
Untrusted package sources
Bots, rootkits and unknown commands

More Talk:
Tonys Projects: XBMCbuntu HTPC: Fast Boot, Internet content, Local and network Content!
Mats Projects: PFsense


hpr0844 :: The Flying Handbag

Released on 2011-10-26 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Each Thursday we play Syndicated creative commons content. In todays show we hear the behind the scenes banter at Barcamp Blackpool 2011. You might remember that we interviewed Gemma Cameron aka @ruby_gem back in episode 813

This episode was originally posted on October 15th 2011 by Dan Lynch of Rathole Radio and linuxoutlaws fame.

The following are the shownotes posted with the show.


The Flying Handbag

Hello all, apologies for the lack of Weekly Rewind updates lately. Things have been crazy. I do have a rather special treat for you today instead. A podcast recorded at Barcamp Blackpool on October 15th 2011.

Let me fill in a little background detail to this. I was in Blackpool catching up with my fellow podcaster Pete Cannon of Dick Turpin Roadshow fame. Our good friend Les Pounder of Blackpool LUG came over and asked "are you two up for doing a podcast?". Of course we were but had no idea what about or what the structure would be. We also didn't book a space on the barcamp schedule board. This was all very last minute. One of the talk areas at the barcamp was named The Flying Handbag after a well known Blackpool gay bar apparently. This caused much hilarity. We saw it was free and planned to record our discussion there. Upon our arrival another bloke was already there waiting to start his talk and he didn't look too impressed by our rag tag bunch.

So off we wandered in search of another recording location and ended up sat on the stairs by the gents toilets in Blackpool Pleasure Beach Casino. You can hear what followed next. A rambling and fun conversation between 6 opinionated blokes, with some additional comedy value added by the really loud hand dryer noise coming from the toilets.

Ladies and gentlemen we present.

The Flying Handbag Cast!!!

Running time: 50mins (ish)

The culprits are:

Contains swearing and adult humour from the start. You've been warned.

This was a one-off thing really and I don't know if there'll ever be more. We all live in different parts of the UK so it might be tricky. Hopefully we'll get together at another event in future and chat some more.


hpr0829 :: Interview with Prof Jocelyn Bell-Burnell

Released on 2011-10-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Welcome to hacker public radio

Each Thursday we play Syndicated creative commons content

Todays show is from the Jodcast podcast and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 2.0 England & Wales License

"The Jodcast is a volunteer podcast about astronomy set up by astronomers based at the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank but aims to cover astronomy carried out all over the Earth and beyond."

In todays show, aired in June two thousand and seven they interview Jocelyn Bell-Burnell on the 40th aniversary of her discovery of pulsars.

Todays Syndicated Thursday show was recommended by DelWin

If you have a recommendation for syndicated thursday then please email it to admin at hacker public radio dot org

enjoy

http://www.jodcast.net/

http://www.jodcast.net/archive/200706/


hpr0826 :: HPR Community News for Sep 2011

Released on 2011-10-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: AukonDK, Tracy Holz (Holzster), and Joe Wakumara

Show Review

id host title
806 HPR Admins HPR news for Aug 2011
807 klaatu MaraDNS
808 Broam Interview with Yancy Smith
809 deepgeek talk geek to me
810 Joe Wakumara Hello HPR!
811 Thistleweb creative commons torrent tracker
812 MrGadgets Are they a patent trool
813 Ken Fallon Gemma Cameron aka @ruby_gem about Barcamp Blackpool
814 Knightwise The Knightcast KC0054 : Setting up Amahi
815 Ken Fallon Software Freedom Day Dundee 2011
816 Tracy Holz (Holzster) Modern Survivalism part 1
817 AukonDK Installing Linux and Windows 7 to a USB Hard Drive
818 pokey Sansa Clip Plus for podcasting
819 Robin Catling Editing Part Five Post and Packing
820 klaatu Setting up a web server and a mySQL server
821 MrGadgets Why Android tablets suck !
822 Ken Fallon Vivean Parkhouse about the GiffGaff Community Phone project
823 klaatu Klaatu talks to Trevor, a programmer for Phonon's Gstreamer backend
824 Robin Catling Opentech Conference 2011: Paula Graham, FOSSBox
825 marcoz Jamey Sharp Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011

Apologies To

  • Kris Findlay, and Thistleweb for scheduling mixups

Scheduling Shows

Hi Earthlings,

Along with the scheduling rules
http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php there is the line "while
avoiding having any one host/series repeated in a week". The idea was
to allow for  someone uploading an entire series in one go and us
having to schedule it. That has worked well so that the queue is full
and that host still gets their series played fairly often, but ...

After an event like OggCamp/ILF/OLF/SELF etc we tend to get a load of
shows at once that are outside the traditional series concept. Some of
these have the "feel of the fest" and may go stale after a time.

Should we schedule those according to the same rules meaning there
would be no more than one a week, or should we open the floodgates and
have a few weeks dedicated to post festival interviews ?

Discuss.

Month in Review

  • DerbyCon : Louisville, Kentucky – September 30th to October 2nd, 2011
  • Augmented podcast on HPR
  • Outro Contribution Curbuntu, pokey
  • HPR Theme Music
  • HPR Roundtable at Phreaknic
  • Code Cruncher in Amsterdam

HPR at OLF


hpr0806 :: HPR news for Aug 2011

Released on 2011-09-04 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: JVoeltz, diablomarcus, Mike Hingley, Germ, Sunzofman1, and saras fox

Show Review

id host title
782 MrGadgets Technological ethics of Open Source Software
783 Dismal Science Libertarianism + IT, a match made in heaven?
784 Robin Catling Full Circle Podcast Part Three The Edit
785 Quvmoh binaural recording
786 droops Streaming sporting events
787 Ken Fallon Grep for tab
788 JWP Bitcoin
789 HPR Admins GeekNights Git: the fast version control system
790 diablomarcus guake a drop-down terminal emulator
791 Ken Fallon Interview with Moose about Ohio LinuxFest
792 MrGadgets Biaural Recording
793 klaatu Server/Client relationship, DHCP server
794 Robin Catling Full Circle Podcast U-Cubed De-brief
795 Ken Fallon John Uren on FLOSS in the UK Civil Service
796 Ken Fallon Shane Marks Hacker Space Week Ireland
797 Mike Hingley How I got into linux
798 Germ The IBM Model M Keyboard
799 Robin Catling Part Four Assembly, Editing the Podcast
800 Sunzofman1 WebOS
801 klaatu Slackbuilds
802 Ken Fallon Ana Nelson on Dexy software documentation
803 saras fox A novacut support call
804 Ken Fallon Wayne Myers from Fit and the Conniptions at OggCamp
805 MrGadgets How Monster Cable got it's name

Thanks To

  • Finux, Tony, Laura, Popey, Henderik, Yvonne, Pokey, Code Cruncher, Manon, Kevin O'Brien, Ivan Privaci, DoorToDoorGeek, Kevin Barry for all the help getting ready for OggCamp
  • Joshua Knapp for the server admin work
  • Becky Newborough, Philip Newborough
  • Johan Paul for checking our RSS feed
  • Everyone that gave feedback on the podcatcher you use
  • Everyone that gave feedback on the new feed
  • Le Krayon for the tip on get_flash_videos
  • Henry Patrick Reilly for allowing us to use his Google+ account
  • Andy Piper for the website feedback
  • All the organisers and crew of OggCamp 11

Apologies To

  • Billy Crook for missing his mail about s3cmd : command line S3 client
  • Germ for the delay in getting the stickers out
  • StankDawg/Lunar Pages for not getting the Ad in faster

OggCamp

All the presentations and material are on the website http://hackerpublicradio.org/media/hpr-presentation-oggcamp/ Shows in the main and syndicated Thursday queue will follow scheduling rules Scheduling Rules, so we still have free slots.

VORC001-john-unin-uk-civil-service.WAV
VORC002-vivean-parkhouse.WAV
VORC003-jurgan-open-wireless-network.WAV
VORC004-laura.WAV
VORC005-ack.WAV
VORC006-les-porter.WAV
VORC007-robin-catling-full-circle.WAV
VORC008-popey.WAV
VORC009-dj-the-h.wav
VORC010-alan-cocks.WAV
VORC011-wayne-myres.WAV
VORC012-alister-munroe-plm-software.WAV
VORC013-jwp-oracle-linux.WAV
VORC014-kris-finley-software-freedom-day-dundee.WAV
VORC015-steve-lee-accessability.WAV
VORC016-fsfe-sam-tuck.WAV
VORC017-tony-hughes-free-cycle.WAV
VORC018-philip-beky-crunchbang.WAV
VORC019-ade+2hours.WAV
VORC020-kris-freenode.WAV
VORC021-dann.WAV
VORC022-nathan-open-hardware.WAV
VORC023-austrian-germans.WAV
VORC024-amburn-elder-politics.WAV
VORC025-marie-assen-flatter.WAV
VORC026-marie-assen-flatter-her-email.WAV
VORC027-les-roundup.WAV
Also Shane Marks and some time Fab.

New Outro

We have moved provides some time ago and we need to include an advertisement for our sponsor (Lunar pages) in the outro. I have edited all the episodes that are currently in the queue to have the new outro but going forward I would appreciate it if you could switch to the new outro which can be found here http://hackerpublicradio.org/media/theme-music/outro-mono.mp3. All the versions including the original slick0 master flac, can be found at http://hackerpublicradio.org/media/theme-music/

The text for the outro is in the file hpr-outro-text.txt and I'd like to get a versions from every host and listener, with the idea of editing them together to have multiple versions with each line read by different people. Please submit those in high quality WAV or FLAC with spaces between each line to allow for easy editing.

After recording a HPR news segment at my brother-in-law's studio he was inspired to record a intro and outro for HPR and he'd appreciate your feedback. Give the files starting in http://hackerpublicradio.org/media/theme-music/ rollercostermusic.com* a listen.

It would also help greatly if you could provide shownotes with your episode in html as otherwise I need to listen to your shows and make the shownotes for you which will result in a delay in your show getting posted. We are now also officially CC-BY-SA so if you are releasing your show in any other format you need to make note of that in your show and in the shownotes.

Month in Review

  • We have ogg and spx feed !
  • We changed the mp3 feed to make it RSS 2.0 compliant - finally !
  • Updated the Contribute page
  • Are you going to Derby Con
  • Augmented podcast on HPR
  • Chack out the test site http://hobbypublicradio.org


Casting Call

A while back 5150 proposed that we produce an audiobook using only HPR contributors as actors. Several people Responded positively, and said they would like to participate. Well, we now have a script. It was originally written as a screenplay, so it needs a little work to make the visual bits work as audio only, but I don't think that will take too long. It's almost ready to go as is. 5150 and Integgroll have stepped up to help me make editorial and casting decisions and get other producer type stuff done.

This is a casting call of sorts. We need some voice actors, but we'll also need some sound effects, and perhaps some music. I may ask people to create sound effects, and upload them to the freesound project, or just to find such sounds. I'm not sure what We'll need yet, but I'd like to know who's interested in helping out. I was considering asking the Open Source Musician's Podcast to consider doing a "tune storm" for some music, but I'd like to know if you guys think we should keep it all in house, or collaborate on that.

The story is a SciFi/adventure that's also a lighthearted Free Software allegory, so it's a perfect fit for HPR. It will run between 50 and 80 minutes, I think, so it may be broken up into two or three episodes if it's too long for just one. I'm really not sure.

The plan is to record with actors using mumble but also recording locally to get the best possible sound quality. I'll mix it all in audacity, unless someone else wants that job, or wants to do it with ardour or whatever.

As is, There are 4 male roles, 3 female roles, and 6 androgynous roles. Most of the male and female roles could be swapped also to match our supply of actors. If we get more people than that, We'll add parts to make sure that everyone who's interested can participate. The protagonist and major roll is female. She will have a majority of the speaking parts, thus the biggest time commitment of all the actors.

If you're interested, please send me a voice sample so I can sort out the cast, or let me know what you're willing to do so I have some idea about that too. Please use my personal email address for this so that we don't clutter up the regular mailing list. pdailey03@gmail.com

Thank you for hearing me out on this.
pokey

The Linux News Podcast

Hi fellow podcaster,

I have just launched a new podcast. You know as well as I do it is hard to get the news out. I was wondering if you would please be so kind as to give it a listen. Any feedback would be appreciated. And if you like it, a mention in your podcast would be very kind. If you do, please email me so I can put a link on my website to your show.

Also if you ever need a guest on your show, please feel free to email me and let me know. If you want to know a little more about me please check out my website under About. You can also email me any questions you may have.

So what is my new podcast? The Linux News Podcast. The Linux News Podcast was designed to fill a much needed gap in audio shows covering exclusively Linux, Android, and Open Source news. The podcast aims to be relevant, accurate, fair, clear, timely, interesting and concise.

The podcast aims to be relevant by focusing on topic of interest to Linux users. I focus on such topics such as software freedom, Linux development, Open Source software, Android and mobile devises, security issues, and Linux distribution releases. Special attention is given to the top ten Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, openSUSE, Arch, PCLinuxOS, Puppy Linux, Sabayon, and CentOS.

The podcast is less than 15 minutes long and is released every Tuesday and Friday evenings.

Thank you so much for your help in spreading the news.

Here is the Official Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/11624836-new-linux-news-podcast.html


Sincerely,

Jay Forrest,



hpr0789 :: GeekNights Git: the fast version control system

Released on 2011-08-10 under a CC-BY-SA license.

You are listening to syndicated thursday on hacker public radio

Each thursday we high light a creative commons work and today it's GeekNights

In this episode they talk about Git: the fast version control system

The technical discussion begins about 30 minutes in.

From http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20110801/git/

Git

Monday August 1, 2011

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about Git: the fast version control system. First, Scott discovers the sadness of attempting to develop iOS Applications on our poor old Mac Mini (Core Solo), Rym built his HTPC, and GeekNights has a fancy new Facebook page. In the news, commodity face recognition, data mining, and data aggregation will do exactly what we expected and can, among other things, reveal your SSN. Adobe releases a preview of Edge.


hpr0781 :: HPR news for July 2011

Released on 2011-07-31 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

There were no new hosts this month. We're always looking for new hosts so please contribute a show.

Show Review

id host title
761 HPR Admins HPR Community News for June 2011
762 lostnbronx THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION: 04
763 MrGadgets Worst movie ever
764 Robin Catling Matt Grove of Miserware - Energy-saving computing
765 klaatu South East Linux Fest organizers
766 MrGadgets MrGadgets finds Linux
767 klaatu Maddog and "super dumb terminals"
768 Ken Fallon Sort
769 HPR Admins Linux Outlaws 215 - Bitcoin Discussion
770 JWP byobu
771 Thistleweb Mischief Managed
772 NewAgeTechnoHippie Circuit Bending
773 Ken Fallon Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo
774 Robin Catling Full Cirle Podcast Part Two Recording Editing the Podcast
775 HPR_AudioBookClub HPR AudioBookClub Shadowmagic
776 MrGadgets Open Shorts ep 3
777 Josh Knapp, Voeltz, StankDawg What is Cloud?
778 lostnbronx George Washington Carver
779 Lord Drachenblut 10 Buck Review: War Games
780 klaatu NovaCut

Thanks To

  • Scott Dicks for pointing out a bad link in episode 759
  • Everyone that replied to the call for change of license

Apologies To

  • those that have bad memories

Month in Review

  • HPR ranked #8 Geek Podcast by Linux Format
  • Jason Scott has a new way to upload to Archive.org
  • New Outro
  • Short of shows
  • Summer Shorts
  • Request for an episode on Internet Shooping bill
  • What would you like to hear in a hpr presentation

RFC Changing show to CC-BY-SA

Some old shows may contain music that we cannot re-license
49 hosts agree to the change, representing 376 shows
76 hosts disagree or have not replied, representing 400 shows

Events

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OggCamp 11 is a free two-day unconference (unscheduled conference) for anyone who loves anything related to technology, data, culture, community, open source...and more!

AUGUST 13 & 14, FARNHAM MALTINGS


When is PhreakNIC?

November 4-6, 2011

Where is PhreakNIC?

Days Inn Stadium
211 North First Street
Nashville, TN 37213

What is PhreakNIC?

PhreakNIC is Nashville's annual hacker con. Anyone is welcome to attend. We create an environment where people who are interested in the more underground elements of technology can meet, exchange ideas and hopefully teach/learn. The primary focus is on computers and computer security, but we also cover other topics, such as radio (ham, pirate & low-power/community), SETI work, robotics, high-power rocketry, satellites, phones and phreaking, cryptography, etc. PhreakNIC is organized annually by Nashville 2600 a non-profit organization.

Pre-Registration is available again through click and pledge at store.phreaknic.info. If you pre-register this year please use the "Customize your con badge" link in the menu to submit your visage/logo for your badge. This will be our fifteenth year and we hope you will make plans to join us.

Who is PhreakNIC

PhreakNIC is attended by anyone with a curious mind. That being said we are now accepting papers for this year. If you would like to give a talk submit your name and a brief synopsis of what you'd like to talk about to president -at- nashville2600.org.


hpr0769 :: Linux Outlaws 215 - Bitcoin Discussion

Released on 2011-07-13 under a CC-BY-SA license.

On HPR, Thursdays are reserved to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

Linux Outlaws 215 - Bitcoin Discussion

Released: June 29, 2011
Length: 1:59:54

Dan and Fab discuss the technology and politics of the Bitcoin crypto-currency.

In this special in-depth episode of the show, Dan and Fab discuss the Bitcoin crypto-currency. This is a very detailed episode, so you better settle in and get a hot beverage of your choice.

Links for the show:

Our Bitcoin address: 1GC2PU7nPi8vnDni3NoywTtKYsJHJ9SJHA

http://sixgun.org/linuxoutlaws/215


hpr0761 :: HPR Community News for June 2011

Released on 2011-07-03 under a CC-BY-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: Dave, NewAgeTechnoHippie, and Epicanis.

Show Review

741 HPR Admins HPR Community News for May 2011
742 Dave How I Got Into Linux
743 KFive ILF 2011: Interview with Jason Kridner of BeagleBoard
744 Skirlet The Language Frontier Episode 5
745 MrGadgets Wings
746 Ken Fallon Interview with Tony Whitmore about OggCamp11
747 finux and code.cruncher Botnets and DNS Tunnelling
748 Dismal Science My Favorite Audiocasts
749 Robin Catling Full Cirle Podcast Editing the Podcast Part One Preparation
750 NewAgeTechnoHippie My path to Linux
751 Lord Drachenblut and Downer Binary Evolutions
752 MrGadgets My Path to Linux: Knoppix
753 KFive ILF 2011: Interview with Klaatu of Slackermedia
754 Skirlet The Language Frontier Episode 6
755 Bariman LINUX JAZZ  BALLIN' THE JACK
756 Joel Basics of RF
757 Epicanis Episode 0: "Acknowledgement Courtesan"
758 Ken Fallon Interview with Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs
759 HPR Admins LPI study group
760 klaatu /dev/Rob0 of maintainer of the SlackBuilds.org mailing list

Thanks To

  • Fifty OneFifty for the picture of the combine
  • Lostnbronx, MrGadgets for allowing rescheduling
  • Jonathan Nadeau for looking at the site

Apologies To

  • Ice Gnu # at the end of recording

Month in Review

  • Business Cards for SELF and OggCamp11
  • Shownotes in HTML
  • A hair brained idea from 5150
  • CC *cast and video torrent tracker
  • Selecting a CMS
  • hopr mirror pegwol

Callisto.fm

A Callisto.fm user suggested that you add "Hacker Public Radio" to Callisto.fm!. Unfortunately the terms of service are not compatibel with a Creative Commons lisence.

CMS BACKEND

All three are on par from an accessability point of view.
Each would require additional coding to support the features of HPR
For now we'll stick with the droops(tm) cms

RFC Changing show to CC-BY-SA

17 hosts have replied and 100% of those that replied gave permission for the change to CC-BY-SA
107 hosts have yet to reply.
This means that a little over 1/3rd of the shows have been re-licensed. I intend to email them directly as they may not be on the mail list.

Hi All,

This is an official request for a change of license that *NEW* shows
are uploaded as.

The proposal is to change from:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

To http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

The RFC will be open for a month and the results will be announced
here and on July's HPR Community News. If approved all shows after
that time will be by default CC-BY-SA unless indicated in the show
notes. Further, I would then contact everyone that has hosted so far
asking if we can relisence their show(s) as CC-BY-SA.

This is entirely up to the community so please use the mail list you
voice your opinion. Even a one liner is fine.

Ken.



hpr0759 :: LPI study group

Released on 2011-06-29 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

This is a 13 week podcast of the LPI study group which was conducted with the linuxbasix.com group. This is a weekly meeting from June 8th to August 31 of 2011. Details can be found at the linuxbasix forums - www.linuxbasix.com

Syndicated Thursday is a channel on HPR to expose our listeners to other podcasts, interesting talks, or just the weird and wonderful.


hpr0741 :: HPR Community News for May 2011

Released on 2011-06-05 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Mumble Server

GeneralSettings
Server Name: This is your choice
Address: ch1.teamspeak.cc
Port: 64747
Username: This is your choice
http://wiki.linuxbasix.com/tiki-index.php?page=Linux+Basix+Mumble

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts: Slurry, Dismal Science & Sunzofman1, Brotherred, ArigornStrider, Joel, and Josh Knapp.

Show Review

  • 716 :: HPR Admins :: Behind the Scenes at HPR. A community update for the month 2011-04
  • 717 :: Slurry :: My Switch from Windows to Linux
  • 718 :: Brotherred :: How I got into Linux
  • 719 :: Skirlet :: The Language Frontier Episode 4
  • 720 :: klaatu :: CLI Magic
  • 721 :: lostnbronx :: THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION -- PART 03
  • 722 :: Claudio Miranda :: How I Upgraded My PC - Motherboard
  • 723 :: klaatu :: How to be a safe computerist
  • 724 :: Robin Catling :: Full Circle Podcast: Ubuntu Manual Project
  • 725 :: pokey :: NELF_Review
  • 726 :: MrGadgets :: Journey to Linux
  • 727 :: klaatu :: HOWTO root and mod an Andr0id phone.
  • 728 :: Dismal Science & Sunzofman1 :: Sex, Race and Open Source
  • 729 :: Robin Catling :: Syndicated Thursday: FSP Sam smith, Opentech Conference 2011
  • 730 :: code.cruncher :: LFNW: Some Facts and 2 Interviews
  • 731 :: klaatu :: Klaatu the ubiquity and potential danger of the rm command
  • 732 :: sikilpaake & badbit :: sikilpaake and badbit - spics on tech - episode 02
  • 733 :: marcoz :: Linux Packaging Systems (too many)
  • 734 :: Skirlet :: The Language Frontier Episode 4.5
  • 735 :: Ken Fallon :: Interview with Dave Yates about SELF 2011
  • 736 :: JWP :: Stop the Ubuntu 11.04 whining
  • 737 :: ArigornStrider :: My Start in Computing and Linux
  • 738 :: Joel :: Short History of Ham Radio and How I got Involved
  • 739 :: Knightwise :: The Knightcast KC0053 : Wirelessly syncing content to your Ipad and Ipod.
  • 740 :: Josh Knapp :: DDoS : What is it and how to protect yourself

Apologies To

  • Droops for not been there
  • stankdawg not dwag

Month in Review

This was a busy and bumpy month as I recall it ... Ken went on holidays and the server felt abandoned and went on strike and then it pretended that there is no more space in the queue and once there was more space we almost ran out of shows and we are still looking for people to do HPR-PR at SELF, for which they will get 2 fantastic HPR T-Shirts. Ken? did you also move the server this month? HPR Outro

  • Klaatu proposal to mention binrev in the outro.
    Hacker Public Radio is brought to you by the BinRev Radio, 
    the Infonomicon Computer Club and our Sponsor ${SPONSOR}.
    ${SPONSOR} is ${Marketing speak}
    HPR is a Community podcast network that releases shows every 
    weekday Monday through Friday.
    All the shows are made by the community  fellow listeners 
    like you!.
    For more information on how you can contribute a show please 
    go to hackerpublicradio dot org and click on the contribute 
    button
    There is no restrictions on how long the show can be, nor 
    on the topic you can cover as long as they are of interest 
    to hackers.
    

  • Updated the Syndication page to include OGG, SPX and Comments Feeds.
  • People had problems getting on the Mailing list
  • Ira put a drupal website together imahuph.net/hpradmin1
  • Code Cruncher is working on automation
    • Show prep script
    • upload form
    • security issues?
  • The books for the business card competition have been sent or have they ?
  • Added a md5 script to the site.
  • lostnbronx ran a spell check on the "Contribute" page
  • We ran out of shows - you replied.
  • Curbuntu is going to a lug meeting and wanted a history of HPR. We want droops on for an interview.
  • Ken is going to OggCamp11 - ordered business cards.
  • Fifty OneFifty found the Ultimate interview device
  • Cobra 2
    • create a torrent tracker for podcast/oggcast/videocast
    • Advanced Android hacking series
    • HPR Guidelines for fests.
    • Wiki
  • Trend micro unblocked us
  • Zibby Keaton says that James Turnbull published his latest book "Pro Puppet" through Apress Media

RFC Changing show to CC-BY-SA

Hi All,

This is an official request for a change of license that *NEW* shows
are uploaded as.

The proposal is to change from:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

To http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

The RFC will be open for a month and the results will be announced
here and on July's HPR Community News. If approved all shows after
that time will be by default CC-BY-SA unless indicated in the show
notes. Further, I would then contact everyone that has hosted so far
asking if we can relisence their show(s) as CC-BY-SA.

This is entirely up to the community so please use the mail list you
voice your opinion. Even a one liner is fine.

Ken.

hpr0716 :: Behind the Scenes at HPR. A community update for the month 2011-04

Released on 2011-05-02 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Welcome to our new admins Code Cruncher and pokey. Also welcome to our new hosts: HPR_AudioBookClub, Robin Catling, Jonathan Nadeau, code.cruncher, Brad Carter, scriptmunkee, Bob Evans, Disaster Protocol, imahuph, and sikilpaake & badbit. We welcome new hosts.

Show Review

  • 695 :: Ken Fallon :: Behind the Scenes at HPR.
  • 696 :: MrGadgets :: MrGadgets Path toward Linux
  • 697 :: Jonathan Nadeau :: Aaron Seigo talks about accessibility in KDE.
  • 698 :: code.cruncher :: How I Found Linux
  • 699 :: Brad Carter :: r0xy interviews Cap'n Crunch on cacti radio
  • 700 :: MrGadgets :: Tech Tales of April's Past
  • 701 :: scriptmunkee :: Backing Up Your Data Introduction
  • 702 :: Ken Fallon :: 50th anniversary of human space flight
  • 703 :: Bob Evans :: My Computer History
  • 704 :: Disaster Protocol :: Disaster Protocol: Annoyed!
  • 705 :: imahuph :: My first linux box
  • 706 :: Jonathan Nadeau :: What to do when confronted with a blind person
  • 707 :: Dismal Science :: Ubuntu on trial
  • 708 :: JWP :: Enterprise resource planning
  • 709 :: Skirlet :: The Language Frontier Episode 3
  • 710 :: sikilpaake & badbit :: spics on tech
  • 711 :: klaatu :: Klaatu and Verbal chat about web2py
  • 712 :: Bariman :: Linux Jazz - Recording my Audio
  • 713 :: pokey :: NELF Interview With Matt Lee and Donald Robertson
  • 714 :: fullcirclepodcast :: Amber Graner from Ubuntu Women Project
  • 715 :: Ken Fallon :: Interview With StankDawg

Hobby Public Radio - Wordpress
http://www.hobbypublicradio.org Read the posts and give Feedback

Should we relicense under cc-by-sa ?
Dropping the non-commercial

Interview with stank
The server has moved
Ken used skype call recorder to record the call

Who got fooled ?
Thanks to klaatu, Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler

We updated the RSS feed to use [cdata]

Congratulations to Linux Outlaws on reaching 200
Counting TWAtech we have passed 1015

OggCamp 11 - we'll be there

HPR Music is ours - thanks slick0

What is a syndicated show ?
The language frontier is a special case

HPR Design competition
all get a book Will be mailed out in a week or two

Will HPR be wanting a booth at SELF this year?

HPR Stickers


hpr0695 :: Behind the Scenes at HPR. A community update for the month 2011-03

Released on 2011-04-01 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

New hosts

Welcome to marcoz MrGadgets, and MrsXoke. We welcome new hosts.

Show Review

  • 676 :: Ken Fallon :: Behind the Scenes at Hacker Public Radio. A community update for the month 2011-02.
  • 677 :: lostnbronx :: THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION: PART 2
  • 678 :: MrsXoke :: Terminally Stupid Episode 1
  • 679 :: Michael Foord :: A Little Bit of Python: Episode 14 2010-06-06
  • 680 :: Broam :: Auctions yard sales and flea markets
  • 681 :: MrGadgets :: My first computer
  • 682 :: pokey :: NELF & Taxes
  • 683 :: marcoz :: Xorg GSoC call for students
  • 684 :: Ken Fallon :: Eben Moglen Freedom In the Cloud
  • 685 :: riddlebox :: Product Review SunVolt
  • 686 :: MrsXoke :: Terminally Stupid Episode 2
  • 687 :: MrGadgets :: pre-IBM PC computer history 1
  • 688 :: HPR_AudioBookClub :: Badge Of Infamy
  • 689 :: Various Creative Commons Works :: Eurotrash Security Podcast Episode 19: Haroon Meer
  • 690 :: Curbuntu:: Resources for Autodidacts
  • 691 :: MrGadgets :: pre-IBM PC computer history 2
  • 692 :: Quvmoh :: audacity to mess with satan
  • 693 :: Mrs. Xoke :: Terminally Stupid ep 3
  • 694 :: Full Cirle Podcast :: The U-Cubed Event

Apologies To:

  • To Dave Yeats for apologising like him
  • MrGadgets for messing up the encoding of his first episode
  • Dodgy Geezer for the audio intros to the syndicated Thursdays shows
  • klaatu for sugesting that he had abandoned HPR.

Thanks to

  • The mail list for checking MrGadgets first show>
  • droops for clarifying that HPR own the Mic logo
  • To the person that assisted in clearing up an issue in the last podcast
  • all the podcasts that play our promo
  • Dann Washko, Integgroll, and pokey for tracking down episode 28 of shadow magic
  • morgellon the lowtek mystic for the photos of the indiana linuxfest
  • again pokeys mom for the HPR promo
  • pokey for sending out all the stickers out of his own pocket
  • code cruncher for paying for the buisness cards out of her own pocket
  • pokey and code cruncher for been amazing - more info next month

Podcasts by Phone

Every listener is strongly encouraged to send us one contribution per year.
In episode 636 pokey told us that his Mother also listens to the show from time to time and this month she upheld her end of the bargain.
The call in lines

  • US: +1-206-312-5749
  • UK: +44-203-432-5879

  • Please include your name and email address.
    DON'T FORGET TO ADD THE # SIGN AT THE END
    Thanks to Russ Woodman - K5TUX and Arron 'Finux' Finnon for making this possible.

    Hobby Public Radio dot org

    I have put up a test wordpress site on my shared server with the intention of seeing if we can replicate and improve on the functionality of our current site. Please don't link to this site.

    • Account Management
    • Comments
    • Scheduling
    Anyone with experience of wordpress and want's to help email admin at hpr dot org.

    Changes afoot at Binrev

    BinRev is our parent site and HPR is hosted on a binrev server.
    StankDawg pays the bills for this service and I was tiped off to a post that he made on 23 March 2011 where he notifies us that a server move is on the cards.
    http://www.binrev.com/forums/index.php/blog/1/entry-269-here-we-go-again/

    I'm trying to arrange an interview with StankDawg to explain to us what BinRev is and what it's goals are.

    HPR Stickers

    Photos from pokey, Ken Fallon, droops, FiftyOneFifty, Curbuntu, smartasstronaut, Bruce_Patterson, Fabian Scherschel (@fabsh), code_cruncher, axis and Mrs. Xoke.

    Audio Book Club

    Our next audiobook will be Shadowmagic by Lohn Lenahan. It is also available at podiobooks.
    The direct link is: http://www.podiobooks.com/title/shadowmagic
    If you are missing Episode 28 then you can get it here : http://hackerpublicradio.org/incoming/media/PB-Shadowmagic-28.mp3

    HPR Appeal

    Last month I mentioned that klaatu has not posted a show that month. I was contacted by Karen from the Free as in Freedom oggcast (http://www.faif.us/) to tell me that klaatu had been arrested by the department of immigration while urban camping in some corporate head quaters in Cupertino. She wasn't allowed to say much apart from that the department of homeland security is now involved as well and have confiscated his laptop and are holding him at an undisclosed location.
    We are collecting some money to aid in his release so if you can help please go over and donate at:
    http://hackerpublicradio.org/freeklaatu

    Events


    Northeast GNU/Linux Fest Details Saturday, April 2, 2011 Worcester MA
    Northeast GNU/Linux Fest Details Saturday, April 2, 2011
    More information.


    THE U-CUBED EVENT Sat. April 2nd, 10.00am

    THE U-CUBED EVENT... organised by Les and Jon.

    • When: Sat. April 2nd, 10.00am.
    • Where: Mad-Lab, Manchester, UK .
    • Cost: Free, tickets via the web-site.
    • Info: ucubed.info.

    Linuxfest Northwest 2011 - April 30th-May 1st Bellingham, WA
    Linuxfest Northwest 2011 - April 30th-May 1st
    More information.
    HPR is going Northeast and then Northwest with tables at both Linuxfests. We would like people to help out at the table, finding equipment etc.
    How it all started: here is the link to pokey's first mail about the table at NELF: http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2010-December/000161.html
    We are also running a Competition to design Mini Business Cards for HPR which we would like to have for the fest.
    They submitted entries have all won a book and they are all up on the picasaweb site https://picasaweb.google.com/108536234968997542346/DesignCompetition#

    Upcoming Shows

    MrGadgets Path toward Linux
    Series of Best Of Full Circle 
    Interview with Captain Crunch
    



    hpr0676 :: Behind the Scenes at Hacker Public Radio. A community update for the month 2011-02.

    Released on 2011-03-07 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

    New hosts

    Welcome to sp0rus and biosshadow, Heisenbug, JBu92, Sven, Mark Katerberg and Courtney Schauer, Trixter, Bariman, dodddummy, Claudio Miranda, and Doug Farrell.

    Show Review

    • 652:: sp0rus and biosshadow:: Nameless Infosec Podcast Ep 1
    • 653:: Heisenbug:: Intro to Black Box Testing
    • 654:: JBu92:: Offline Filesharing
    • 655:: Flaviu Simihaian:: Read 'n Code - 2 Camus's The Plague and Reddit.com
    • 656:: Sven:: My first steps in recovering pictures
    • 657:: droops:: HPR Video Proposal
    • 658:: Mark Katerberg and Courtney Schauer:: Music Management Consoles
    • 659:: Lord Drachenblut:: 10 Buck Review - Serenity
    • 660:: Trixter:: An argument against emulators when retrocomputing
    • 661:: Quvmoh:: War walking with smart phone
    • 662:: Xoke:: DD-WRT
    • 663:: brother mouse:: What is on your mp3 player
    • 664:: Michael Foord:: A Little Bit of Python: Episode 13
    • 665:: KFive:: Hacking the Craps Table
    • 666:: brother mouse:: Salvaging old Coleman lanterns and stoves
    • 667:: Johninsc:: Your Local Library
    • 668:: Flaviu Simihaian:: Read 'n Code - 3 Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five and Erlang
    • 669:: KFive:: QSK Netcast 6: The Origin of Open Source
    • 670:: Bariman:: Linux - A Jazz Musician's Viewpoint
    • 671:: dodddummy:: How I Found Linux
    • 672:: Claudio Miranda:: How I Upgraded My PC - CPU
    • 673:: droops:: droops returns to geocaching
    • 674:: Skirlet:: The Language Frontier Episode 2
    • 675:: Doug Farrell:: Python Response to Bad Apples Podcast 5x18

    Host 107 brings us BLUE HEAVEN

    A dramatized science-fiction short story written and read by lostnbronx
    Get it now at http://www.info-underground.net:70/lostnbronx/fiction/blue-heaven

    Apologies To:

    • sp0rus and biosshadow for not crediting them correctly.
    • Doug Farrell for missing the show he emailed me
    • Jason Dodd for missing his show on the ftp server
    • Pokey and Code Cruncher for messing up their been two fests
    • Claudio Miranda for the unnecessary spam about his episode
    • klaatu for anything I may have said or done to cause him to abandon HPR.

    Thanks to

    • brother mouse for his mp3 tagging utility http://pastebin.com/t7dH8bK3
    • Tony Baechler for his research into Google voice
    • Code Cruncher for the entries to the business cards
    • mordancy for volunteering to look into Archive.org automating
    • droops for all the man love
    • droops and slick0 for the flac version of the theme song
    • David Stafford for constructive comments on how to improve the site
    • pokeys mom for the HPR promo

    Podcasts by Phone

    Every listener is strongly encouraged to send us one contribution per year.
    In episode 636 pokey told us that his Mother also listens to the show from time to time and this month she upheld her end of the bargain.
    The call in lines

  • US: +1-206-312-5749
  • UK: +44-203-432-5879

  • Please include your name and email address.
    DON'T FORGET TO ADD THE # SIGN AT THE END
    Thanks to Russ Woodman - K5TUX and Arron 'Finux' Finnon for making this possible.

    Scheduling Rules update

    Shows will be released based on the following rules that gives content produced for HPR priority, while avoiding having any one host/series repeated in a week. Hosts are encouraged to release their shows on other feeds after uploading them to HPR.

    1. Time critical
      Where the host has requested a show to be posted at a particular time or that the show contains newsworthy information.
    2. Scheduled Slots
      Where a host has been assigned a regular day to release a show.
    3. New Hosts
      In order to encourage new hosts we will prioritize shows submitted from new hosts so they can experience the excitment of podcasting.
    4. HPR Content on a First in First Out basis.

    Syndicated shows will be released on their own scheduled slot following the same rules as above.

    HPR Stickers

    Hot off the press !
    The HPR stickers have been distributed to our Global distribution network in North America, Europe and Australia.
    For anyone else on this who wants them, now is the time to ask; before they all get handed out at the first couple of Linux fests. They're free as in beer btw.
    We're also sending stickers out to the other podcasters who promoted HPR in the past.

    Audio Book Club

    Several of the HPR contributors in the IRC channel have formed the beginning of an audio-book club. We'll be doing reviews which include spoilers, so I was wondering if you could announce our first audio-book title in case anyone wanted to listen to it before we spoiled it on them. We're hoping this will become a(n ir)regular show for HPR, but we'll see how the first one goes. All audio-books that we review will be free (as in beer) and easily available, so the barrier to entry for the listeners and participants will just be the time involved in listening to the audio. The first audio book is a short one. It runs about 3.5 hours total, and I can tell you it is a very good book which will appeal to both science fiction fans and political critics alike.

    The book is Badge Of Infamy by Lester Del Rey and read by Steven Wilson. It is available from podiobooks.com. The direct url is http://www.podiobooks.com/title/badge-of-infamy.

    From podiobooks.com: "Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend's life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he's a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient. But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he's hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, the authorities begin hunting him for a different reason altogether."

    We'll be announcing the next book at the end of our first show.

    Site improvements

    • Each hosts have their own folder ie: hackerpublicradio.org/droops/
    • Vimeo Group http://vimeo.com/channels/hpr
    • Site redesign more up-to-date looking.
    • All comments and posts need a rel=nofollow tag on links.
    • All the RSS feed needs to be put in the address bar
    • Each episode title link should link to the individual show page
    • A separate link/graphic should play the audio, maybe have a built in player and a download link.
    • Each episode should have a unique url with the shows title in it, ie hackerpublicradio.org/geocaching_with_droops/
    • We need more of a call to action about recording a show, its kinda hidden.
    • The total comment viewer needs to link to the episode page, so that people can see all of the comments about the episode.
    • A way to upload our episodes and automate everything.
    • We also need the ability for the hosts to add episodes of hpr and other shows to a "Select" RSS feed. This way, when we find something super cool that someone else recorded, we can share it with the community.

    News from the Admin Channel

    HPR is been blocked by some companies because they can filter the find the word hacker - money well spent. During the spam fest, HPR got listed on sites as a source of malware. I've been contacting the sites but each blames the next one for the listing and the trail runs cold.

    http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2239162
      http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/hackerpublicradio.org/comment#comment
      http://www.malwaredomains.com/wordpress/?p=1340
        http://malwaresurvival.net/2011/01/21/courtney-cox-search-leads-to-fake-av-malware/
        http://www.dshield.org/tools/suspicious_domains.html
    

    I registered Hobby Public Radio but cPanel doesn't seem to have a way to have HackerPublicRadio and HobbyPublicRadio served from the same directory.

    Question: Off the shelf or Self Build ?

    • Can we make a HPR site using standard Wordpress plugins ?
      • User account management
      • Podcast plugins
      • Released according to a schedule
    • email from the server is broken through cPanel and this is delaying up automation
    • Any PHP programmers want to help
    • Proposal to make droops, finux, klaatu admins
    • Still no update on the Ice Cast server

    Events

    Indiana LinuxFest is a community F/OSS conference, which is showcasing the best the community has to offer in the way of Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware, and Free Culture. We are also highlighting the best and brightest from all of these communities from the hobbyist to professional level.

    Indiana LinuxFest 2011, March 25th to the 27th at the Wyndam Indianapolis West, is free to attend and Open for any to attend be it the hobbyist to the professional. So join us as we March to Freedom.

    Every 50th person who signs up for the following passes, Supporter Passes and LPIC-1 Exam Cram Session, will receive their choice of a Nook Color or Archos 70 while supplies last.

    http://www.indianalinux.org/cms/PrizesForParticipation
    Beep from http://www.freesound.org/: btn402.mp3 :: (0:00) :: Short button beep. Recorded in cAve studio... added by junggle


    Northeast GNU/Linux Fest Details Saturday, April 2, 2011 Worcester MA
    Northeast GNU/Linux Fest Details Saturday, April 2, 2011
    More information.

    Linuxfest Northwest 2011 - April 30th-May 1st Bellingham, WA
    Linuxfest Northwest 2011 - April 30th-May 1st
    More information.
    HPR is going Northeast and then Northwest with tables at both Linuxfests. We would like people to help out at the table, finding equipment etc.
    How it all started: here is the link to pokey's first mail about the table at NELF: http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2010-December/000161.html
    We are also running a Competition to design Mini Business Cards for HPR which we would like to have for the fest.
    They submitted entries have all won a book and they are all up on the picasaweb site https://picasaweb.google.com/108536234968997542346/DesignCompetition#

    Upcoming Shows

    HPR Admins with "Community News" SCHEDULED SLOT
    biosshadow and sp0rus Nameless Infosec Podcast. SCHEDULED SLOT
    lostnbronx THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION 2
    Syndicated Thursday ---> 10 Buck Review
    Broam auctions yard sales and flea markets
    ---
    pokey NELF Taxes
    riddlebox Ep1 Product Review SunVolt
    

    hpr0651 :: HPR Community News 0x03

    Released on 2011-01-30 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

    New hosts

    Welcome to Dismal Science, N50 and Broam.

    Show Review

  • 632 Droops:: Notebook Method for ADHD
  • 633 Skirlet:: The Language Frontier Episode 1
  • 634 klaatu:: Urban Camping ep 5 - finding food
  • 635 Dismal Science:: Cloudy Predictions
  • 636 pokey:: Kid3-qt
  • 637 brother mouse:: Every Day Carry
  • 638 klaatu:: Urban Camping ep 6
  • 639 droops:: Podcasts are not Radio
  • 640 PipeManMusic:: About microphones
  • 641 klaatu:: Urban Camping ep 7
  • 642 brother mouse:: Hacking Your Suburban Backyard with Chickens
  • 643 droops:: Whats on my MP3 Player
  • 644 N50:: The Plop Boot Loader and UNetbootin- A Great Team
  • 645 Curbuntu and Baylee Juran:: The Dinosaur's Dilemma
  • 646 Dismal Science:: Do you need a carrier plan with Android
  • 647 brother mouse :: How I Got Into Linux
  • 648 Ken Fallon:: Wput: a command-line ftp-client
  • 649 Quvmoh and Phantom Hawk:: Doing your own auto repairs
  • 650 Broam:: Dumpster Diving
  • Podcasts by Phone

    Every listener is strongly encouraged to send us one contribution per year.
    In episode 636 pokey told us that his Mother also listens to the show from time to time
    To make it easy for everyone and anyone to contribute we now have call in lines

  • US: +1-206-312-5749
  • UK: +44-203-432-5879

  • Please include your name and email address.
    DON'T FORGET TO ADD THE # SIGN AT THE END
    Thanks to Russ Woodman - K5TUX and Arron 'Finux' Finnon for making this possible.

    Automation and RSS feed

    • RSS Feed: Delayed as it requires DB changes
    • Website: Site update that will allow you to upload a show on the website.

    Syndicates Shows

    I'm running into some difficulties with how best to address syndicated shows and I'd appreciate your feedback.

    The background is that I'm trying to specify scheduling rules (http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php) trying to been fair to everyone but also with a view to automating the task. I've taken the view that shows produced for HPR will get priority in the schedule before syndicated shows. This brings up the question of what is a syndicated shows.

    If a show is posted to a RSS feed before been posted to HPR then it would be considered to be a syndicated show. However we have had resubmission of a series that was on a podcast that faded so probably no one heard them. Are theses shows now syndicated or do I schedule them as HPR shows ?

    We have also had submissions from a host that posts to the HPR FTP server and their own feed at the same time. Because of the delay in HPR scheduling they come out later than their own RSS feed. So are these also now syndicated ?

    After hearing 635 Dismal Science:: Cloudy Predictions I was reminded that the speech Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing by A Speech given by Eben Moglen at a meeting of the Internet Society's New York branch on Feb 5, 2010 would be ideal for HPR. Then Fifty OneFifty emailed to say "I noticed there hadn't been any recordings from LUG meetings in a while. I thought you might want to ask for submissions where meetings or talks (from various fests) are already recorded." With the scheduling rules as they are at the moment, the syndicated don't ever get played.

    1. Time critical
    2. Scheduled Slots
    3. New Hosts
    4. HPR Content on a First in First Out basis.
    5. Syndicated shows on a First in First Out basis.

    On the other side I've had comments that the "Flood Gates" had been opened on the HPR feed.

    So thinking about it I was thinking of reserving Tuesday and Thursday for syndicated shows, LUG talks, Speeches and the like. Feedback to the mailing list http://hackerpublicradio.org/maillist

    Design Competition

    I would like to have some mini-business cards made. Go to http://kenfallon.com/?p=827 for more information.

    HPR Promotion

    1. Going Linux podcast re-purposed the "Tom Merritt" episode for their Christmas-break episode 124.
    2. Finux interviewed me on the first episode of his new podcasts Finux's Tech Weekly
    3. Dan and the lads at TLLTs have been pimping HPR all month.
    4. Linux Outlaws gave us a big plug on episode 187
    5. Jonathan Nadeau over at Frost Cast for playing our promo
    6. Pokey has ordered the HPR stickers and thanks to Code Cruncher, Maia came to our rescue again. She uploaded all those shows to archive.org last month

    Mirrors

    Archive.org http://www.archive.org/details/hackerpublicradio
    Jason Scott's textfiles.com http://audio.textfiles.com/shows/hpr/

    Other News

    • Thanks Dave P. for point out that Caro.net link not working
    • sp0rus has signed up for a "Nameless Infosec Podcast on the first Tuesday of the month.
    • Stank tells us that there is already an icecast server set up and running so we can stream HPR shows
    • Ilan Rabinovitch links to banners for scale 9 which is on between 2011/02/25 and 2011/02/27
    • If you have promotion banners please send them along and we'll add them to the site.
    • I still haven't found a way to automate the upload to Archive.org - anyone want to investigate that ?
    • We have a facebook group at hackerpublicradio.org/facebook
    • We have a Linked-In group hackerpublicradio.org/linkedin
    • We have a iTunes page at hackerpublicradio.org/itunes

    A word from our spammers

    Only the last few are holding out now that we approve all comments but some still continue to visit.


    hpr0631 :: HPR Community News 0x02

    Released on 2011-01-03 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

    Welcome New hosts

    guitarman, arfab, Ruji, and brother mouse

    Show Review

    612     guitarman:: Urban cyclist - Commuting
    613     JWP:: alternative investing and how the internet changes...
    614     PipeManMusic:: Intro To Audio and Pod/Oggcasting
    615     klaatu:: Urban Camping ep 2
    616     Dave Yates:: Surfraw
    617     Thistleweb:: So You Wanna Start A Band?
    618     arfab:: Installing Windows XP in VirtualBox
    619     KFive:: QSK: Episode 5: You're Driving Me Crazy
    620     klaatu:: Klaatu holds an interview with Tek Systems
    621     Dann:: Dann and CafeNinja Book Review:  Ayn Rand's Atlas ...
    622     janedoc:: Influenza
    623     JWP:: nano editor
    624     klaatu:: Urban Camping ep 3
    625     pokey:: Network Cabeling at Resno's House
    626     klaatu:: Urban Camping ep 4
    627     Ruji:: From OS X to OS Whoredom to Linux
    628     brother mouse:: Tasker - Automation for Android Devices
    629     Ken Fallon::RSS 2.0 Specification with iTunes namespace
    630     pokey:: HPR at the Northeast GNU-Linux Fest
    

    Other News

  • Comments: All comments need to be approved which led to a 50% reduction in bandwidth. Captas have been disabled. A rewrite of comment system is needed. Comment feed behind P in HPR
  • Searching for WAV versions of the intro/outro
  • Ken was promoting HPR on the KnightWise KWTV LIVE 2010 : Day one. Hour 4
  • Special thanks to Miai who endured the pain of uploading all episodes from ep0001 to ep0620 to archive.org
  • Mailing List News

  • sigflup offered to put up an ice cast server to play hpr reruns and Dave Yates answered the call
  • More talk about the new RSS feeds. I still need more feed back on the test RSS 2.0 feed
  • Pokey has ordered a booth for North east linux fest and has ordered HPR stickers and is looking for help. Listen to episode hpr0630 for more information
  • HPR TV - Droops want's to do TV on HPR - everyone seems to like the idea. More on this as it develops.
  • Jason Scott of textfiles.com has offered to mirror hpr for us.
  • A year in review

    We Published 131 of a possible 261 shows in 2010.
    We will need 260 shows for 2011 and so far we have 17 needless to say we need shows.

    There were 37 hosts.

    • Contributing one show: tmacuk, Patrick L Archibald, Dave Yates, janedoc, Enigma, Roundtable, elel, thewtex, Johninsc, Thistleweb, Ruji, pegwole, cobra, FiftyOneFifty, Curbuntu, arfab, brother mouse, StankDawg, Flaviu Simihaian, guitarman, and Dann
    • Contributing two shows: PipeManMusic, Quvmoh, Jared Mayes, and Urban Koistinen
    • Contributing three shows: JWP, sp0rus, deepgeek
    • Contributing four shows: lostnbronx, monsterb, and pokey
    • Contributing five shows: Xoke
    • Contributing seven shows: SigFlUP, and K5TUX
    • Contributing eight shows: Drake Anubis
    • Contributing ten shows: Ken Fallon
    • Contributing eleven shows: Michael Foord
    • Contributing thirteen shows: finux
    • Contributing twenty shows: klaatu

    Droops has offered to help improve the site stats.

    Thank You !

    Thanks to everyone who supported HPR in 2010 and have a great new year

    A word from our spammers

    Despite all the comments been approved our dedicated team of spammers continue to visit.

    Links


    hpr0611 :: HPR Community News 0x01

    Released on 2010-12-06 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

    HPR News 0x01

    Welcome New hosts

    Show Review

    Promo played on shows

    Fixed comment spam

    RSS feed link to episode

    The great ogg debate

    Archive.org

    Hpr Submission Policy

    README.txt

    Calendar

    Syndication

    Requested Topics

    Other News

    A word from our Spammers

    Full shownotes at http://hackerpublicradio.org/shownotes/hpr0611.html


    hpr0587 :: HPR Community News

    Released on 2010-11-02 under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
    In this show we look behind the scenes at HPR. Giving details of what has changed over the last month.

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