[Hpr] Vote on removing non HPR shows.

Frank Bell frankwbell at cox.net
Wed Oct 10 15:33:45 PDT 2012

On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:45:59 -0400, Rebecca Newborough  
<bobobex at bobobex.org> wrote:

> There may be an assumption being made here, but when I think of HPR  
> shows, I automatically think technical information giving. Does HPR have  
> a specific genre of topic that is covered or does anything go? If  
> anything goes, then I think that more people may contribute shows based  
> on their other interests/hobbies etc (i.e. non-linux/open source  
> specific).

My experience has been that HPR interprets "hacker" in the very loose  
sense of taking things apart, figuring out what makes them tick, and  
putting them back so they are better or so they do something their  
creators did not contemplate (my, that's wordy!).  I find, and I think  
lots of others share this, that one of the pleasures of HPR is the variety  
which comes of finding something unexpected in your podcatcher every  

  Though most shows are somehow Linux and computer related, there have been  
shows on soldering, urban camping (you can find that series by clicking  
the In Depth Series link on the front page), stocking your pantry in  
anticipation of a natural or unnatural disaster, and other unusual and  
non-computer-related topics.

I can attest, as someone who is very new to trying to making podcasts,  
this is a very welcoming community.  True, my few efforts have been techy,  
but techy is where I spend most of my days.  (The rest are spent with  
politics, and HPR is a nice respite from that.)

In other words, pick a topic and go for it.


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