HPR Community News for November 2016
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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.
Welcome to our new hosts:
Bill "NFMZ1" Miller,
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Mailing List discussions
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Comments this month
These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows
released during the month or to past shows.
There are 21 comments in total.
There are 5 comments on
5 previous shows:
(2016-09-30) "Git push to two repositories at once"
- Comment 4:
Dave Morriss on 2016-11-02:
"Thought I'd never use this"
(2016-10-14) "Vim Plugins I Use"
(2016-10-21) "Daily notes and todo list with markdown"
- Comment 4:
Matt on 2016-11-30:
"question about the script"
(2016-10-26) "The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit Part 2"
- Comment 1:
NYbill on 2016-11-02:
"The real JYE Tech kit"
(2016-10-28) "Apollo Guidance Computer"
by Ken Fallon.
There are 16 comments on 9 of this month's shows:
Comment #1 posted on 2016-12-05T21:28:16Z by clacke
In the original IKEA tongue, "dioder" is pronounced rather close to "de-order". :-)
Comment #2 posted on 2016-12-05T21:37:33Z by clacke
On the purpose of those XEPs
I'll probably bring this up again in my coming Overview of Slack Alternatives (yes, I now owe you such a show!), but before I forget:
The problems with naked XMPP, with multiple clients and with clients coming and going, are these:
1. If nobody is online at the moment, your message will be lost in cyberspace, and you may or may not be told that this happened.
2. If you have several clients online, they have priorities set to determine which client should get the messages delivered to it.
So what these XEPs do is that they add the ability to:
1. Store-and-forward, so that the server holds any incoming messages, and delivers them when you get back online.
2. Carbon-copy, which means that all clients currently connected will get any incoming messages, rather than just one of the clients.
3. Message storage, which I'm not sure how it's handled, but I suppose the server can back-fill a connecting client so that any messages received since last time will be sent to it, even if other clients have already received those messages.
I'm just inferring this from comments and from the titles of the extensions, I haven't actually used them.
Now, talking about "naked XMPP" is probably not fair, because these extensions are supported by several XMPP servers, including the original ejabberd project and the rather popular Prosody project.
Comment #3 posted on 2016-12-05T21:43:18Z by clacke
Arousing regular expressions
I did make the regex comment in a sort of Ha Ha Only Serious frame of mind, not a lewd one. :-)
My initial reaction was amusement that anyone would make the apparently futile attempt to convey regexes over audio, followed by love for the hackeresque pure devotion to the medium that would drive someone to make a serious effort, finally followed by a certain level of surprise and delight that the regex, unsuitable as it is for audio, actually carried over and was understandable!
So, part friendly mockery, part genuine delight. :-)
Comment #4 posted on 2016-12-06T17:12:51Z by Steve
Ham Radio Topics
This is not the first time that Ken has made a call for more ham radio topics. I would be interested and willing to do some shows on the topic, but I struggle a little to know how to approach it. What kind of show would you like to see Ken? An overview show of the hobby? Shows on any specific topic? Would anyone like to collaborate on a series?
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