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Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

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Keith Murray

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episodes: 4

hpr1532 :: Project Idea - White-Hat Spam Bot

Released on 2014-06-17 under a CC-BY-SA license.

If you run a blog or a podcast, promoting your material can take as much time (or more) than content creation itself. Just like a small business marketing and promoting your efforts take time, effort and energy that can take you away from what you'd rather be doing: making great stuff.

This podcast discusses the germ of an idea, and its fledgling implementation, for creating an open-source tool for managing the distribution of posts to social media and doing it in as non-spammy a way as possible.

The premise is simple: take information from a number of disparate sources, and promote it to a number of disparate destinations. The challenge is doing it without violating the social norms of the destination networks, and without crossing the line between promotion and spaminess.

hpr1488 :: What's on My Podcatcher

Released on 2014-04-16 under a CC-BY-SA license.

After listening to Ahuka describe his favourite podcasts on HPR1479 and HPR1482 I was surprised to see how few of the shows we listen to overlap. There are so many podcasts out there it's always good to be able to get recommendations. I present to you my list of 30 podcasts (I had to cull the list down a bit).

hpr1394 :: Setting Up Your Own Blog

Released on 2013-12-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Keith Murray talks about the things you need to consider when setting up your own blog. Topics discussed include hosting options, software platforms and a brief discussion of some of the underlying technologies involved.

Links to many of the topics and projects discussed are included below.


Project Pages

Installation Guides

Wikipedia Links

hpr1384 :: How I Got Into Linux and OSS

Released on 2013-11-21 under a CC-BY-SA license.

It seems that telling the tale of how you came to be an active user of Linux or open source software has become the de facto first show topic, so here's my story. I hope this slightly different take on the how-I-came-to-Linux story will be of some interest to you. If you're interested in any of the other things I do you can find me on twitter @kdmurray ( or on my blog at


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