The almost failsafe short of it. Use "alsamixer" to boost all recording volumes on main pulse and all cards (e.g. "alsamixer -c 0"). Start Audacity, edit -> preferences, stay in the "device" submenu, don't bother with the "recording" submenu. For each of the "Hosts" (alsa/jack), try all "Device"s under the "Recording" tab, start speaking, notice volume (or not and try the next one)
see http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php for more text on recording and suggested topics
OHM2013 is a five day outdoor international camping festival for hackers and makers, and those with an inquisitive mind. On 31st July 2013, 3000 of those minds will descend upon on an unassuming patch of land, at the Geestmerambacht festival grounds, 30km north of Amsterdam. We are interrupted by Nick Farr, who will tell us a bit about Hackers on a Plane, who organise a trip from North America to Europe to participate in this event.
Nido is joined by dude-man, Epicanis, and artv61 to discuss how one could or should define "Hacker" and "Hacking", particularly in reference to the "Hackers" that Hacker Public Radio episodes are intended to be "of interest to". Unfortunately, all participants seemed to be largely in agreement with each other, so there isn't enough contention to make the discussion dramatic. Listeners may find the discussion insightful anyway, and we do come up with some suggestions and ultimately encourage everyone to be a lot more public about using the words "hacker" and "hacking" as much as possible outside the context of criminal and computer-programming activity until outdated dictionaries finally update their definitions.
Although Nido deserves the credit for Saturday Sessions, recording, cleanup, and editing of today's session was done by Epicanis, so if the sound sucks it's all his fault and not Nido's. Same goes for these show notes.
The XKCD comic that was mentioned may be found here: http://xkcd.com/242/.
Please note: the time of the hpr saturday sessions has changed to 12:00 midday EST or 6 in the evening Central European Time. Also recording has ended for this year, but you are free to join in again at 12th of January.
This is a recording of the HPR Saturday Sessions - at the Linux Basement mumble server if you have knowledge you wish to share with your fellow listeners but don't know how to say it.
In this episode Nido Media takes us through how to create a './configure' script using one of his own packages as an example. You can find the 'derpy' package at http://motherrabbit.foxserver.be/nido/derpy-0.2.tar.gz (be aware this version has been packaged purely as example of autotools).
The GNU manuals for autoconf and automake:
In today's show long time listener first time contributer Nido Media, submits his show on his "Recording Gear".