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Jon Kulp

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Music professor, open-source software enthusiast, Lafayette, LA.
http://jonathankulp.org


email: jonlancekulp.nospam@nospam.gmail.com
episodes: 79

hpr2784 :: The Yamaha Disklavier

Released: 2019-04-04. Duration: 00:24:00. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: Music, Piano, Keyboard, Musical Instruments, Player Pianos, Recording Devices.
I talk about the Yamaha Disklavier DKC500RW that's in my office at work

hpr2759 :: Cleaning the Potentiometers on a Peavey Bandit 65

Released: 2019-02-28. Duration: 00:20:44. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Guitars, electronics, amplifiers, maintenance, repair.
I disassemble and clean the pots on my Peavey Bandit 65 to fix static in the knobs.

hpr2737 :: My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

Released: 2019-01-29. Duration: 00:23:01. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: audio, vintage audio, stereo components, audio tape, recording.
An intro to more of my legacy audio equipment.

hpr2614 :: My 1948 Truetone D1835 Tube Radio

Released: 2018-08-09. Duration: 00:10:57. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Vintage audio, legacy technology, radio, antiques.
I talk about my "new" 1948 D1835 Tube-powered radio.

hpr2604 :: Restoration of a Fasco L55A Hassock Fan

Released: 2018-07-26. Duration: 00:17:54. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Fans, vintage stuff, restoration, staying cool, mid-century modern.
I talk about my recent restoration project of a mid-century modern hassock fan

hpr2597 :: How to Fix a Remote with Buttons that Don't Work

Released: 2018-07-17. Duration: 00:06:32. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Repairs, Remote Controls, Fixing things, Cleaning.
A response to Ken Fallon's episode about how to check whether your remote is working or not.

hpr2589 :: Saving Money: a response to Klaatu's Personal Finance Series

Released: 2018-07-05. Duration: 00:14:27. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: personal finance, money, saving, retirement.
A response to Klaatu's very nice series about personal finance.

hpr2354 :: Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee

Released: 2017-08-10. Duration: 00:03:30. Flag: Clean. Series: Sound Scapes.
Tags: nature, insects, wildlife.
A recording of the night sounds outside Tullahoma, Tennessee

hpr2337 :: The Kobo Aura eReader

Released: 2017-07-18. Duration: 00:18:43. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, ereaders, ebook readers.
A review of my new (used) Kobo Aura e-book reader

hpr2309 :: Crowdsourcing Accessibility

Released: 2017-06-08. Duration: 00:22:34. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, scripting, audio editing, speech-to-text.
A show about my efforts to get lots of students to help correct transcriptions of my online lectures

hpr2259 :: Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

Released: 2017-03-30. Duration: 00:16:42. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: audio, minidisc, digital media.
Response to hpr2212 with my own uses and recollections of the awesome legacy medium of the minidisc

hpr2214 :: Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Released: 2017-01-26. Duration: 00:18:00. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Automotive, Auto Repair, Car Repair, LED, Lighting.
A quick show about upgrading some of the lights on our vehicles from halogen to LED

hpr2209 :: Calibre eBook Server

Released: 2017-01-19. Duration: 00:12:30. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, home servers, sharing.
A quick rundown of how to share your ebook Library on your network using calibre-server

hpr2199 :: Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

Released: 2017-01-05. Duration: 00:18:58. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, cars, car repair, automotive.
Sound-seeing episode, listen as I Replace the throttle position sensor on my truck

hpr2154 :: Replacing a Bicycle Brake Cable

Released: 2016-11-03. Duration: 00:29:29. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, bicycles, brakes, repairs, bicycle maintenance, bikes.
I replace the brake cable and housing on my 1985 Schwinn

hpr2124 :: Repairing a Cloth Shopping Bag with a Sewing Machine

Released: 2016-09-22. Duration: 00:21:16. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, sewing, fixing stuff, repairs.
I talk while sewing the strap back onto a cloth shopping bag

hpr2119 :: Making Chocolate Chip Cookies

Released: 2016-09-15. Duration: 00:40:36. Flag: Clean. Series: Cooking.
Tags: Cooking, Baking, Yummy Things, Recipes, Cookies, Desserts.
Listen live as I make a batch of really tasty chocolate chip cookies

hpr2110 :: Overhauling a Bicycle Hub

Released: 2016-09-02. Duration: 00:45:15. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, bicycle maintenance, bike maintenance, bicycles .
Listen and enjoy as I overhaul the rear hub of my 1985 Schwinn.

hpr2108 :: Changing the Oil on My Wife's Car

Released: 2016-08-31. Duration: 00:32:21. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, automotive, car maintenance .
Listen and enjoy as I change the oil on my wife's Honda CR-V

hpr2107 :: Makefiles for Everyday Use

Released: 2016-08-30. Duration: 00:23:12. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Automation, Makefiles, Scripting, Programming.
I talk about how I use Makefiles in my Lilypond and HTML projects

hpr2094 :: Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome

Released: 2016-08-11. Duration: 00:14:04. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Scripting, Linux, Desktop Environments, Accessibility.
I demonstrate how to add custom keystrokes for desktop navigation on classic gnome

hpr2084 :: Cleaning the Throttle Body on My Pickup Truck

Released: 2016-07-28. Duration: 00:24:29. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Auto repair, auto maintenance, cars, trucks.
I record the process of cleaning the throttle body on my truck, trying to fix an idling problem

hpr2069 :: Counting Stuff in LibreOffice Calc

Released: 2016-07-07. Duration: 00:19:55. Flag: Clean. Series: LibreOffice.
Tags: LibreOffice, formulas, tips and tricks.
I try to explain how to use the COUNTIF function in LibreOffice to generate reports

hpr2054 :: Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management

Released: 2016-06-16. Duration: 00:24:56. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, speech recognition, linux, scripting.
Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management

hpr2039 :: Blather Configuration Part 0: Initial Setup

Released: 2016-05-26. Duration: 00:19:06. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: blather, speech recognition, accessibility, scripting, GNU/Linux.
In this episode I walk you through the process of getting blather running for the first time

hpr2024 :: Remapping Keys with xmodmap

Released: 2016-05-05. Duration: 00:08:51. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: tips and tricks, CLI, bash, linux, accessibility.
I describe how I use xmodmap to remap my spacebar to make underscores

hpr1994 :: Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

Released: 2016-03-24. Duration: 01:01:28. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Auto repair, auto maintenance, cars, trucks.
Listen as I replace the serpentine belt, idler pulley, and belt tensioner in my truck.

hpr1979 :: How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats

Released: 2016-03-03. Duration: 00:10:30. Flag: Clean. Series: Cooking.
Tags: oatmeal, breakfast, cooking, slow cooker, oats, steel-cut oats.
I explain how to make the perfect tasty, nutritious breakfast in a slow cooker

hpr1954 :: Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Released: 2016-01-28. Duration: 01:06:54. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, pens, woodworking, lathe, writing instruments.
Live action audio of my dad teaching us how to turn pens on a mini lathe

hpr1949 :: The Kindle/Kobo Open Reader (KOReader)

Released: 2016-01-21. Duration: 00:27:18. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: kindle, kobo, ebooks, epub, jailbreaking, rooting, ebook readers.
I talk about installing an alternate ebook reader app on a jailbroken Kindle

hpr1939 :: Collating Pages with pdftk

Released: 2016-01-07. Duration: 00:15:34. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: pdftk, scripting, productivity, scanning, document management, pdf.
I describe how to collate the pages of two separate PDF files using pdftk

hpr1929 :: I Found a Flashlight

Released: 2015-12-24. Duration: 00:13:40. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: tools, flashlights, safety.
I talk about an amazing flashlight I found while walking to work one day recently

hpr1909 :: Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Released: 2015-11-26. Duration: 00:29:55. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: open learning materials, counterpoint, music theory, html, ebooks, epub, public domain.
This is a recording of my presentation at the recent national joint CMS/ATMI meeting in Indianapolis

hpr1899 :: MyTinyTodo List

Released: 2015-11-12. Duration: 00:12:32. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: productivity, organization, web apps, self-hosting.
Introduction to one of my favorite productivity tools, the web-based todo list called MyTinyTodo

hpr1879 :: Hacking a Belt to Make it Fit

Released: 2015-10-15. Duration: 00:15:06. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, belts, dressing spiffily.
I record a show while hacking a belt to make it fit.

hpr1867 :: The Lafayette Public Library Maker Space

Released: 2015-09-29. Duration: 00:45:33. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: 3d printing, DIY, makers, libraries.
My son and I visit the Lafayette Public Library to try out the 3d printer in the maker space.

hpr1854 :: Installing Ubuntu on the Asus TP500L

Released: 2015-09-10. Duration: 00:15:27. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: UEFI, Ubuntu, Dual-Booting, Windows 10, Privacy.
I talk about the process of getting Ubuntu onto my son's UEFI-secured laptop.

hpr1844 :: The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

Released: 2015-08-27. Duration: 00:14:46. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Digital recorders, audio gear, microphones, podcasting .
I talk about the recording device I inherited from my mother-in-law and use it to record the show

hpr1839 :: My "New" Used Pickup Truck

Released: 2015-08-20. Duration: 00:22:00. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, automobile.
I talk about my pickup truck and doing some repairs and stuff

hpr1834 :: Password Cards

Released: 2015-08-13. Duration: 00:08:20. Flag: Clean. Series: Privacy and Security.
Tags: Privacy, security, passwords.
How to hide a password using a password card

hpr1829 :: My "New" Used Kindle DX

Released: 2015-08-06. Duration: 00:13:56. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, ereaders, kindle, gadgets, reviews.
I talk about my latest gadget, a used Kindle DX

hpr1824 :: I'm Learning Some Python

Released: 2015-07-30. Duration: 00:32:00. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: python, scripting, programming.
I discuss how I use Python and some of the cool modules and libraries that I've found

hpr1819 :: LibreOffice Tips: Horizontal Lists and Headless Operation

Released: 2015-07-23. Duration: 00:11:15. Flag: Clean. Series: LibreOffice.
Tags: LibreOffice,horizontal list,headless.
A workaround to create horizontal ordered lists in LibreOffice and run LO headless to convert files

hpr1814 :: Custom Context Menus in GNU/Linux GUI File Managers

Released: 2015-07-16. Duration: 00:12:43. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Scripting, File Managers, Desktop Customization, GNU/Linux.
I describe how to add custom context menu items in the Nautilus and Thunar file managers.

hpr1812 :: Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Released: 2015-07-14. Duration: 00:19:40. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: headphones, microphones, audio.
I talk about my various headphones as I walk to my office.

hpr1809 :: My "New" Used Kindle Touch

Released: 2015-07-09. Duration: 00:11:05. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Kindle, eBook Readers, Used Stuff, Recycling, Thrifting.
I talk about why used stuff is often better than new stuff, with my new used Kindle Touch as example

hpr1804 :: What's in my Bicycle Repair Tool Box

Released: 2015-07-02. Duration: 00:24:14. Flag: Clean. Series: What's in My Toolkit.
Tags: bicycles, bicycle repair, DIY, tools.
I describe what's in my bike repair tool box and what the tools do.

hpr1799 :: Posting From the Command Line on Open Social Networks

Released: 2015-06-25. Duration: 00:12:44. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: scripting, command-line, social media, GNU Social, pump.io.
I explain how to post content from the command line on open social networks pump.io and GNU Social

hpr1794 :: 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Released: 2015-06-18. Duration: 00:14:01. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: bash, dodecaphony, music theory, 12-tone, twelve-tone, scripting, Lilypond.
An Intro to 12-tone music and my "Random 12-Tone Row of the Day" bash script.

hpr1789 :: The Ubuntu Quickly Ebook Template and Ebooks in General

Released: 2015-06-11. Duration: 00:33:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, calibre, quickly, ubuntu.
Jon Kulp and Mike Hingley talk about ebooks in general and Mike's Quickly Ebook Template project

hpr1784 :: Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Released: 2015-06-04. Duration: 00:30:26. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: Fugue, J. S. Bach, Classical Music, Creative-Commons Music, Music, Counterpoint.
Inspired by the release of the Open Well Tempered-Clavier, I try to explain the Fugue.

hpr1779 :: Cowsay and Figlet

Released: 2015-05-28. Duration: 00:15:44. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: Linux, scripting, command line, ASCII.
Cowsay and Figlet: Two fun ASCII text commands

hpr1774 :: Router Hacking

Released: 2015-05-21. Duration: 00:19:50. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Networking, Routers, Printer Setup, dd-wrt, tomato, openwrt.
A Quick What, Why, and How of Hacking Routers

hpr1771 :: Audacity: Label Tracks

Released: 2015-05-18. Duration: 00:11:23. Flag: Clean. Series: Podcasting HowTo.
Tags: Audacity, audio editing, podcasting.
Intro to my recent discovery of "Label Tracks" in Audacity

hpr1770 :: The OpenDyslexic Font

Released: 2015-05-15. Duration: 00:18:07. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, Fonts, Typesetting, Web design, Dyslexia.
Introduction to the OpenDyslexic font

hpr1769 :: A Demonstration of Dictation Software on my Office Computer

Released: 2015-05-14. Duration: 00:13:45. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: RSI, Dictation, Speech Recognition.
I record a whole show in dictation mode to demonstrate Dragon dictation software capabilities

hpr1760 :: pdftk: the PDF Toolkit

Released: 2015-05-01. Duration: 00:20:54. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: pdftk,pdf.
Intro to the command-line pdf toolkit

hpr1754 :: D7? Why Seven?

Released: 2015-04-23. Duration: 00:13:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: chords, music theory, music, harmony.
I explain what 7th chords are and when to use them.

hpr1750 :: xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers

Released: 2015-04-17. Duration: 00:20:58. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, Linux, scripting, command line.
3 command-line tools that save me hundreds of keystrokes a day.

hpr1732 :: Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Released: 2015-03-24. Duration: 00:33:34. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: public-domain, textbooks, music, counterpoint, Lilypond, html, scripting, calibre, ebooks.
A follow-up to ep. 1512, I reflect on what I've learned digitizing two Counterpoint textbooks.

hpr1657 :: Hacking Gutenberg eBooks

Released: 2014-12-09. Duration: 00:27:03. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, html, css, hacks.
I talk about ebook formatting and how to customize an ebook from Project Gutenberg

hpr1568 :: Blather Speech Recognition for Linux

Released: 2014-08-06. Duration: 00:06:39. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Speech Recognition, Speech Recognition In Linux, bash scripting, GNU/Linux (Operating System), sphinx, pocketsphinx, automation.
Jon has a conversation with his computer

hpr1538 :: Overhauling the School of Music website

Released: 2014-06-25. Duration: 00:29:00. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: CSS, html, scripting, accessibility.
I discuss how I overhauled an outdated website for my employer.

hpr1512 :: Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Released: 2014-05-20. Duration: 00:20:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: public-domain, textbooks, music, counterpoint, Lilypond, html, scripting.
I discuss one of my latest projects, a digital overhaul of a 100+ year old counterpoint textbook

hpr1368 :: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Released: 2013-10-30. Duration: 00:13:29. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: fitted sheet,folding.
You might think that folding a fitted sheet neatly is a challenge. Not Jon Kulp, he shows us how

hpr1349 :: Melissa Dupreast helps me with Audio Compression

Released: 2013-10-03. Duration: 00:17:48. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: audio,compression,"audio production","audio quality".
A lesson in audio compression from a professional engineer

hpr1339 :: Legacy Technology: My Victrola

Released: 2013-09-19. Duration: 00:29:23. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: "Victor Talking Machine Co.",Victrola,phonograph.
A 1917 Victrola demonstrated

hpr1313 :: How I Manage Contacts

Released: 2013-08-14. Duration: 00:11:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: LDIF,vCard,OwnCloud,CardDAV,Thunderbird.
Strategies for de-duplicating and centralising contact information

hpr1304 :: Jon Kulp and His Son Talk Hacking

Released: 2013-08-01. Duration: 00:41:01. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: hacking.
Jon Kulp and his son talk Hacking

hpr1301 :: Conversation with Nybill and Jon Kulp

Released: 2013-07-29. Duration: 00:54:18. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: "LUG meetings","Cory Doctorow","Neal Stephenson","speech recognition",Blather.
HPR hosts Nybill and Jon Kulp meet face-to-face

hpr1299 :: What's in my Bag

Released: 2013-07-25. Duration: 00:09:03. Flag: Clean. Series: What's in My Toolkit.
Tags: laptop,"Zoom H1",screwdriver.
What’s in my Toolkit

hpr1284 :: Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra

Released: 2013-07-04. Duration: 00:40:50. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: accessibility, Speech Recognition, Speech Recognition In Linux, bash scripting, GNU/Linux (Operating System), sphinx, pocketsphinx.
Jon Kulp interviews Jezra about speech recognition with Blather

hpr1282 :: My Homemade Recumbent Bicycle

Released: 2013-07-02. Duration: 00:34:49. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Bicycles, Recycling.
Jon made his own recumbent bicycle and tells us about it

hpr1280 :: Homemade Antennas for OTA Hi-Def TV

Released: 2013-06-28. Duration: 00:14:59. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: antenna,homemade,bowtie,Gray-Hovermann,balun.
Antennas for over-the-air hi-def TV

hpr1276 :: Two Hacker Public Radio hosts meet face-to-face for the first time

Released: 2013-06-24. Duration: 00:08:39. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: "Jon Kulp",windigo,HPR.
A meeting between Jon Kulp and windigo (and the cat)

hpr1270 :: Fathers Day Special: Jon Kulp interviews his Dad

Released: 2013-06-14. Duration: 00:42:31. Flag: Explicit. Series: Interviews.
Tags: "FORTRAN II","punched cards",Heathkit,COBOL,modem,SPSS,"Visual BASIC",Mono,Android.
Jon Kulp interviews his Dad for Fathers Day

hpr1247 :: Recording Terrestrial Radio with bash scripts and cron jobs

Released: 2013-05-14. Duration: 00:14:36. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: bash,scripting,radio,streamripper,simple audio player.
Using a Bash script to capture terrestrial radio

hpr1197 :: What I do with bash scripts

Released: 2013-03-05. Duration: 00:27:18. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: Bash,scripting .
Some personal anecdotes on writing Bash scripts

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