[Hpr] Various Creative Commons Works

Keith Murray kdmurray at kdmurray.com
Mon Apr 22 03:24:55 PDT 2013

I don't personally care whether the backlog is visible or not. If the decision us made to keep that quiet, perhaps adding a "HPR will run out of content on: <date>" item would inspire the appropriate motivation (says the guy who promised Ken 2 shows and has yet to deliver.) Just a thought.


On 2013-04-22, at 2:48, Jason Dodd <jason.s.dodd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ken,
> Good on you for reviving HPR.  I'm grateful but...
> I'll admit this is a little facetious as I don't really care when shows are released.  I only contributed to the discussion to offer options.  Also, the series of shows I'm planning will come with the note, "Post these however you want."  But on the face of it, hiding     information seems absurdly anti-hacker.  I know there are different definitions of hacker but here is a quote from one document on the subject.
> 4. Freedom is good.
> Hackers are naturally anti-authoritarian. Anyone who can give you orders can stop you from solving whatever problem you're being fascinated by — and, given the way authoritarian minds work, will generally find some appallingly stupid reason to do so. So the authoritarian attitude has to be fought wherever you find it, lest it smother you and other hackers.
> (This isn't the same as fighting all authority. Children need to be guided and criminals restrained. A hacker may agree to accept some kinds of authority in order to get something he wants more than the time he spends following orders. But that's a limited, conscious bargain; the kind of personal surrender authoritarians want is not on offer.)
> Authoritarians thrive on censorship and secrecy. And they distrust voluntary cooperation and information-sharing — they only like ‘cooperation’ that they control. So to behave like a hacker, you have to develop an instinctive hostility to censorship, secrecy, and the use of force or deception to compel responsible adults. And you have to be willing to act on that belief.
>> Hi All,
>> I am very tempted to remove the list of shows entirely, because as soon
>> as it begins to fill up, people seem to think the pressure is off.
>> Welcome to HPR - the pressure is never off - ever. 
>> With their permission, I have moved all but one of Klaatu's, Ahuka's and
>> my own shows to the backup queue. As these "multiple contributes"
>> release shows their next show will be moved from the backup queue.
>> If this feels like I am hiding shows, it's because yes I am
>> hiding show. I have already seen the chilling effect of the word
>> getting out that "HPR has enough shows" in previous years. Even after
>> our queue was empty, the delay in other podcasts releasing their shows
>> continued to rebroadcast the erroneous message for months. 
>> If anyone has any ideas of how to be transparent without everyone
>> flipping out and declaring International Let's Open The Flood Gates
>> Day, I'd love to hear it.
>> To manage expectations I've updated the contribute page to add:
>> "Scheduling Rules
>> Please be aware that we cannot predict when your show will be out, but
>> sooner of later it will be released. Sometimes a new host will jump to
>> the top of the queue, while other hosts seem to be waiting a long time.
>> This is because all the shows at HPR are scheduled according to the
>> Scheduling Guidelines, which apply to everyone without exception."
>> I'll add "Graph Average wait time" to the todo list.
>> Regards,
>> Ken (you may have hit a nerve) Fallon.
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