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Part of the series: 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.

In today's show Jon, Dave and Ken discuss some topics such as,


Hi All,

I am concerned as to the health of HPR, and I touched (went on a rant to
be honest) on this in the Community News show that will be released
tomorrow.

We have 16,495 subscribers and 260 slots per year, so we need to have
only 2.5% subscribers contributing to have a different host for every
day. Unfortunately only 62 managed to contribute a show in the last 365
days. I don't need Charles in NJ to tell me that that's only 0.38% of
our subscriber base.

As a project that is supposed to be a "Community Podcast", but we're
looking less like a bar camp and more like a TED talk.

It gets worse. Dave ran the query of how many shows were contributed by
each host over the last 365 days. It shows that 50% of the shows have
been contributed by just 5 hosts. This is not to say that submitting
multiple shows is bad, far from it. But it's the difference between
wanting to submit multiple shows and *needing* to submit multiple shows,
that I'm concerned about.

So a few questions for the list:

- Is this a problem ?
- If so, how do we fix it ?

*Please* do not derail this discussion about your intentions to record a
show. I have a in box full of "I plan to do a show about this" or "I'm
definitely doing a series on that". More than one are from myself.
Basically if it's not on the server, it's not a show.

You can always add a topic to the requested topic page.
http://gitlab.anhonesthost.com/HPR/HPR_Public_Code/blob/master/www/reque
sted_topics.html



More Info: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1851_HPR_Health_2015-09-06.ods

Raw SQL Dump here: 

+--------+--------------------------------+-------+
| hostid | host                           | shows |
+--------+--------------------------------+-------+
|    198 | Ahuka                          |    38 |
|    238 | Jon Kulp                       |    24 |
|    159 | HPR Volunteers                 |    18 |
|    225 | Dave Morriss                   |    17 |
|    131 | FiftyOneFifty                  |    17 |
|     30 | Ken Fallon                     |    14 |
|     78 | klaatu                         |     7 |
|    209 | David Whitman                  |     7 |
|    280 | semioticrobotic                |     6 |
|    235 | NYbill                         |     6 |
|    288 | beni                           |     6 |
|    195 | Frank Bell                     |     6 |
|     24 | Lord Drachenblut               |     6 |
|    287 | corenominal                    |     5 |
|    282 | Mike Ray                       |     5 |
|    129 | JWP                            |     4 |
|    265 | Kevin Wisher                   |     4 |
|    240 | Steve Bickle                   |     4 |
|    297 | swift110                       |     4 |
|    286 | cjm                            |     3 |
|    285 | 2BFrank                        |     3 |
|    107 | lostnbronx                     |     3 |
|    259 | Gabriel Evenfire               |     3 |
|    215 | Windigo                        |     3 |
|    296 | Kevie                          |     3 |
|    300 | b-yeezi                        |     3 |
|    284 | Steve Smethurst                |     2 |
|    233 | johanv                         |     2 |
|    252 | Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)       |     2 |
|    294 | daw                            |     2 |
|    302 | Stilvoid                       |     2 |
|    197 | garjola                        |     1 |
|    134 | PipeManMusic                   |     1 |
|    268 | Andrew Conway                  |     1 |
|    283 | Inscius                        |     1 |
|    289 | pyrrhic                        |     1 |
|    290 | Al                             |     1 |
|    158 | Various Creative Commons Works |     1 |
|    109 | Various Hosts                  |     1 |
|    291 | Rill                           |     1 |
|    292 | Michal Cieraszynski            |     1 |
|    270 | Thaj Sara                      |     1 |
|    293 | Rho`n                          |     1 |
|    295 | Cibola Jerry                   |     1 |
|    246 | Beeza                          |     1 |
|    201 | MrX                            |     1 |
|    298 | tcuc                           |     1 |
|    111 | Knightwise                     |     1 |
|    299 | Fin                            |     1 |
|    301 | amp                            |     1 |
|    157 | HPR_AudioBookClub              |     1 |
|    303 | Alpha32                        |     1 |
|    306 | GNULinuxRTM                    |     1 |
|    305 | kurakura                       |     1 |
|    229 | Charles in NJ                  |     1 |
|    263 | Tony Pelaez                    |     1 |
|    307 | cheeto4493                     |     1 |
|    271 | mirwi                          |     1 |
|    255 | Matt McGraw (g33kdad)          |     1 |
|    308 | A Shadowy Figure               |     1 |
|    309 | folky                          |     1 |
|    115 | sigflup                        |     1 |
+--------+--------------------------------+-------+

Regards,

Ken Fallon
http://kenfallon.com
http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=30

New hosts

Welcome to our new hosts:
A Shadowy Figure, folky.

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
1826 Mon 2015-08-03 HPR Community News for July 2015 HPR Volunteers
1827 Tue 2015-08-04 How I make bread Dave Morriss
1828 Wed 2015-08-05 Multimeter Mod's Part 1 NYbill
1829 Thu 2015-08-06 My "New" Used Kindle DX Jon Kulp
1830 Fri 2015-08-07 How Holland Works: GreenWheels Ken Fallon
1831 Mon 2015-08-10 Are speed listening and slow background music compatible? A Shadowy Figure
1832 Tue 2015-08-11 Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc b-yeezi
1833 Wed 2015-08-12 Resurrecting an IBM T40 swift110
1834 Thu 2015-08-13 Password Cards Jon Kulp
1835 Fri 2015-08-14 59 - LibreOffice Impress - Pictures Ahuka
1836 Mon 2015-08-17 The Statusnet Shuffle NYbill
1837 Tue 2015-08-18 Put an SSD in your Linux Box 2BFrank
1838 Wed 2015-08-19 Waking up with Windigo Windigo
1839 Thu 2015-08-20 My "New" Used Pickup Truck Jon Kulp
1840 Fri 2015-08-21 Running external commands in Kate Ken Fallon
1841 Mon 2015-08-24 My way into Linux folky
1842 Tue 2015-08-25 TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably) FiftyOneFifty
1843 Wed 2015-08-26 Some Bash tips Dave Morriss
1844 Thu 2015-08-27 The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder Jon Kulp
1845 Fri 2015-08-28 60 - LibreOffice Impress - The Gallery and Themes Ahuka
1846 Mon 2015-08-31 UNI-T UT61E Review NYbill

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.

The main threads this month were:

  1. From: Dave Morriss <perloid@...>
    Date: 2015-08-15 14:57:43 +0100
    Subject: Help with tags and summaries
    Link: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.network.syndication.podcast.hacker-public-radio/906
    Messages: 1

  2. From: Kevin O'Brien <zwilnik@...>
    Date: 2015-08-15 19:17:10 -0400
    Subject: Jon Kulp and group efforts
    Link: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.network.syndication.podcast.hacker-public-radio/907
    Messages: 2

  3. From: Ken Fallon <ken@...>
    Date: 2015-08-19 11:48:59 +0200
    Subject: Do you owe me a show ?
    Link: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.network.syndication.podcast.hacker-public-radio/909
    Messages: 2
Total messages this month: 5

Comments this month

There are 36 comments:

  • hpr1612 (2014-10-07) "Don't Forget the Referbs" by NYbill.
    • Comment 5: NYbill on 2015-08-15: "Sorry I'm late..."

  • hpr1810 (2015-07-10) "17 - LastPass Hacked - What Does It Mean?" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: amp on 2015-08-08: "but it is not free software"

  • hpr1827 (2015-08-04) "How I make bread" by Dave Morriss.
    • Comment 1: Charlie Ebert on 2015-08-03: "Me."
    • Comment 2: Daniel Worth on 2015-08-07: "Great!"
    • Comment 3: Dave Morriss on 2015-08-10: "Thanks for the feeedback"

  • hpr1828 (2015-08-05) "Multimeter Mod's Part 1" by NYbill.
    • Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-08-05: "Awesome"
    • Comment 2: NYbill on 2015-08-06:"[no title]"

  • hpr1829 (2015-08-06) "My "New" Used Kindle DX" by Jon Kulp.
    • Comment 1: Fweeb on 2015-08-07: "BQ Cervantes?"
    • Comment 2: cybergrue on 2015-08-07: "One thing you missed"
    • Comment 3: Jon Kulp on 2015-08-07: "good catch (PDFs)"
    • Comment 4: Jon Kulp on 2015-08-07: "Cervantes Reader"

  • hpr1830 (2015-08-07) "How Holland Works: GreenWheels" by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 1: FiftyOneFifty on 2015-07-16: "I thought this was about the dikes"
    • Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2015-08-11: "Thanks for the insight"

  • hpr1831 (2015-08-10) "Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?" by A Shadowy Figure.
    • Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-08-09: "1.7x"
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2015-08-10: "1.7x works for me"
    • Comment 3: A Shadowy Figure on 2015-08-10: "Thanks, now I have a starting point"
    • Comment 4: Windigo on 2015-08-17: "Normal - 1.5x"

  • hpr1832 (2015-08-11) "Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc" by b-yeezi.
    • Comment 1: 0xf10e on 2015-08-11: "thx, very useful"
    • Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2015-08-12: "plus HTML as needed"
    • Comment 3: Dave Morriss on 2015-08-17: "Excellent episode"

  • hpr1836 (2015-08-17) "The Statusnet Shuffle" by NYbill.
    • Comment 1: 0xf10e on 2015-08-17: "you should put up some VPS based blog ;)"
    • Comment 2: NYbill on 2015-08-18: "maybe some day..."

  • hpr1837 (2015-08-18) "Put an SSD in your Linux Box" by 2BFrank.
    • Comment 1: 0xf10e on 2015-08-18: "correction on TRIM"
    • Comment 2: noah on 2015-08-21: "minimizing writes"

  • hpr1838 (2015-08-19) "Waking up with Windigo" by Windigo.
    • Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-08-19: "The Very Essence"
    • Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2015-08-19: "I wouldn't have done it that way..."
    • Comment 3: NYbill on 2015-08-20:"[no title]"
    • Comment 4: Beeza on 2015-08-20: "Geekdom At Its Very Best"

  • hpr1841 (2015-08-24) "My way into Linux" by folky.
    • Comment 1: Windigo on 2015-08-31: "Great first episode!"

  • hpr1842 (2015-08-25) "TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably)" by FiftyOneFifty.
    • Comment 1: 0xf10e on 2015-08-25: "Re: Car Malware "
    • Comment 2: Mike Ray on 2015-08-25: "We're doomed I tell eee"

  • hpr1843 (2015-08-26) "Some Bash tips" by Dave Morriss.
    • Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2015-08-26: "Obsolete ?"
    • Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2015-08-28: "Maybe obsolescent or outmoded"

  • hpr1844 (2015-08-27) "The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder" by Jon Kulp.
    • Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2015-08-29: "Quality"
    • Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2015-08-30: "Open Goldberg!"
    • Comment 3: Kevin O'Brien on 2015-08-31: "Agree with Mike"

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Comment #1 posted on 2015-09-07T14:33:23Z by Mike Ray

Markdown show notes

Listended to Larry, Mo and Curly do the community news last night. I was sitting with my finger hovering over the button as the clock round to 01:: AM so I could download it (I need to get out more).

Markdown show notes are a great idea. I think Markdown is the best thing since sliced bread. But, how do you propose to keep the look of show notes consistent? I'm thinking in particular of heading levels.

I have to admit to being a bit anal when it comes to consistency. Maybe others are not so much so.

PS: Pushd, Popd and Dirs sounds like the latest boy band.

Comment #2 posted on 2015-09-08T20:50:50Z by Dave Morriss

Markdown etc.

If HPR contributors took to the idea of submitting Markdown notes I think that would be a tremendous leap forward.

I imagine there would still need to be a human intervention step, though a much simplified one and this could include things like a consistency check if it was thought necessary.

I admire your dedication to the Community News. It was good to have three stooges on the episode this month rather than the usual two.

Personally, I'd visualised Pushd, Popd and Dirs as a sort of (comedy) legal firm ...

Comment #3 posted on 2015-09-08T21:23:26Z by NYbill

Electronics videos.

I heard you say you discovered MJLorton on Youtube, Ken. I've seen most of his videos. Here are two more presenters I follow. I've seen them all. There goes your next 2 months... :P

eevblog
thesignalpath

EDIT: Well, Akismet won't let me post the URL's. So, for anyone interested you'll just have to run the above two names through your favourite search engine.

Comment #4 posted on 2015-09-09T21:14:04Z by NYbill

This is a test as I was having trouble posting links yesterday:

http://www.eevblog.com/

http://thesignalpath.com/blogs/

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