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Linux and open source advocate from the Isle of Lewis in the north west of Scotland. I am a keen podcaster, co-host of CCJam, Crivins and TuxJam, you can find these at

I am on Twitter (@kevie49), but mainly active on and, where I am @kevie on both of these networks.

episodes: 3

hpr1788 :: Podcrawl Glasgow 2015

Released on 2015-06-10 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Dave Morriss and Kevie have a yarn about the upcoming Glasgow Podcrawl. The event takes place on the 10th of July 2015 and kicks off at 6pm in the State Bar, Holland Street. The event is open to anybody with an interest in open source software or creative commons music. Whether you're an enthusiast or just interest in finding out more, also if you're a member of a band then we would love to have you along for a yarn over a few pints.
Check out for more details and a map of how to get to the bar.

hpr1723 :: Success With Students

Released on 2015-03-11 under a CC-BY-SA license.

For his second attempt at a solo episode of HPR, Kevie talks about a very positive experience he had introducing school pupils to podcasting. From this he was able to discuss the benefits of Creative Commons music and using open source, cross platform software. The ultimate success came when three students took the plunge and installed Linux on their own computers.

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hpr1703 :: Open Source CD Rippers

Released on 2015-02-11 under a CC-BY-SA license.

For a first attempt at flying solo for an episode of HPR, Kevie takes a look at a variety of open source CD ripping software. Looking at graphical applications Sound Juicer and Asunder along with the command line tools Bashburn and Crip. Along with considering if it is worth having a dedicated ripping tool when a fully fledged audio suite Rhythmbox and VLC will also allow ripping.

Regular listeners to the TuxJam podcast will know that Kevie is a big fan of creative commons music and this episode is no different with the tracks by 20lb Sounds and Blowing Up Bridges.

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