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sesamemucho says: Nice

Posted at 2021-06-19T06:19:12Z relating to the show hpr3353 which was released on 2021-06-09 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled My terminal journey, part 01., from a series on Apt Spelunking

A fine show with good audio, as have been all your shows.

I enjoyed the clear presentation. Always like hearing different ways to use the command line.

Thanks


Some Guy On The Internet says: Giving Thanks.

Posted at 2021-06-16T22:54:39Z relating to the show hpr3353 which was released on 2021-06-09 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled My terminal journey, part 01., from a series on Apt Spelunking

Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words. I'll try to provide more shows on this and other topics. Has anyone had any issues with the sound quality or volume for the episode? Just a QA. check.


Kevin O'Brien says: Nice show, but too long

Posted at 2021-06-14T22:23:44Z relating to the show hpr3356 which was released on 2021-06-14 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 5

I do really enjoy hearing the New Year's Eve shows, but this one was 282 minutes long! That isi most of the way to 5 hours. I'd have divided this into 4 shows, each of which would be a bit over an hour.


archer72 says: Good to hear this one

Posted at 2021-06-11T09:57:38Z relating to the show hpr3353 which was released on 2021-06-09 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled My terminal journey, part 01., from a series on Apt Spelunking

Long time linux user, but still learning.
I will definitely go back and listen again.

Two packages you might try are nnn and ranger, which are terminal application file managers. They both have good uses, just a different approach and keybindings.

Look forward hearing more.


Trey says: Well done! Keep up the great work!

Posted at 2021-06-11T01:33:39Z relating to the show hpr3353 which was released on 2021-06-09 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled My terminal journey, part 01., from a series on Apt Spelunking

I have been using various flavors of *nix since the '80s, and I am still learning things. Your detailed and careful explanations are great for a beginner and even interesting to folks like me.

Don't worry about being new. You are learning methodically and are sharing what you learn with others. That is ALWAYS to be commended. Thank you!


jezra says: Hey, that's how I learned!

Posted at 2021-06-09T21:23:15Z relating to the show hpr3353 which was released on 2021-06-09 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled My terminal journey, part 01., from a series on Apt Spelunking

Wonderful show. It was an absolute delight to hear your command-line adventure. If there is one thing I have learned about the command-line in my years of computing, it is that there is always more to learn about the command-line. :)


FXB says: Good listening.

Posted at 2021-06-09T17:37:35Z relating to the show hpr3353 which was released on 2021-06-09 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled My terminal journey, part 01., from a series on Apt Spelunking

Long time linux user, I but can fully sympathise with much of SGOTI's experience, seems to be a similar pattern in how many of us learn to use the command line.

Really well explained though, will make excellent listening for anyone new to the linux command line who finds it 'scary'.

Good stuff man, look forward to hearing more.


Trey says: Thank you.

Posted at 2021-06-08T13:10:37Z relating to the show hpr3345 which was released on 2021-05-28 by Thaj Sara entitled Audio for Podcasting: Episode 2 - Equalization

While I am still using a headset microphone and planning to get a good dynamic mic soon, I tried to apply some subtle EQ enhancements to tm latest HPR recording, based on your recommendations in this episode. It is scheduled to air at the end of June (hpr3368).

Keep up the awesome work!


Dave Morriss says: What does SAO stand for?

Posted at 2021-06-06T09:21:20Z relating to the show hpr3343 which was released on 2021-05-26 by Brian in Ohio entitled The Forth programming language

I did a bit of searching and found that SAO = Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

There's a Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithsonian_Astrophysical_Observatory

The comment from cagey is a show all in its own right! I'd love to hear more about life as a grad student doing this kind of stuff :-)


Ken Fallon says: Who ?

Posted at 2021-06-05T15:15:09Z relating to the show hpr3329 which was released on 2021-05-06 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E29: The (one and only) Linux Kernel Contributor Panel, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Could you add the names and contact pages for the participants as a comment please.


archer72 says: Welcome to HPR

Posted at 2021-06-03T22:59:32Z relating to the show hpr3263 which was released on 2021-02-03 by o9l entitled My Beginnings in Tech

Hi o9l. A few months late, but welcome.
Life has a way of getting away from us.

Look forward to your next show, and don't
worry too much about how you sound.


archer72 says: Another great episode.

Posted at 2021-06-02T23:27:48Z relating to the show hpr3345 which was released on 2021-05-28 by Thaj Sara entitled Audio for Podcasting: Episode 2 - Equalization

Thanks for continuing this series.
The samples of type of equalization were enlightening.

Also there are now no crickets (from Urandom oggcast).


cagey says: My experience with Forth (at SAO)

Posted at 2021-06-02T17:42:34Z relating to the show hpr3343 which was released on 2021-05-26 by Brian in Ohio entitled The Forth programming language

Interesting show! I was a grad student in Arizona working with the gamma-ray group at SAO's Whipple Observatory (just south of Tucson). My first task was to develop a tracking system for the 10m Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope. We used Forth running on a Z-80 daughter board hosted by an Apple II. This same hardware was used to control a 24" telescope. That system was developed by a fellow who had worked for SAO's Satellite Tracking Program. In fact, several other staff members at Whipple had traveled the planet installing, operating and maintaining the Baker-Nunn cameras used to photograph satellites and determine their orbital elements.

The amusing thing is that a couple of years after I graduated they replaced the Apple II with a PC and tried to reverse engineer the Forth code. Given that the tracking code wasn't all that complicated this was sheer insanity. My experience with Forth is that even your own code became rapidly inscrutable. Probably a reflection of my coding acumen at the time rather than Forth intself.


Dave Morriss says: I was trying to remember "This American Life"

Posted at 2021-06-02T14:22:04Z relating to the show hpr3348 which was released on 2021-06-02 by Ken Fallon entitled Feedback on the Article by hedorah about HPR

Listening to this I have remembered what I was complaining about in the show. I was referring to podcasts (and presumably radio shows) like "This American Life" which "interview" people but "translate" what they are saying over the top of them.

This is a "style" that many broadcasters seem to have adopted. Many of the BBC podcasts I have stopped listening to do this too. I find it distracting and insulting to the interviewee. It seems to be an example of media people reinterpreting what experts are saying in many cases, and we know how much misinformation comes from this practice.

If this is "professional" I don't want to have anything to do with it!


HawkinsTheWizard says: hpr3348 feedback

Posted at 2021-06-02T05:24:23Z relating to the show hpr3348 which was released on 2021-06-02 by Ken Fallon entitled Feedback on the Article by hedorah about HPR

I have been wanting to comment about this for some time.
The quality of the audio is somewhat important but not a qualifier.
But what I at least WANT is the level of volume to be normalised at 95%. Its hard to hear in a noisy environment like a car or places with background noise.
This is easy for a submitted sample. Run all input/submits through a normaliser/compressor.
Volume checks in mumble/radio should also normalise.


MrX says: Re: Coming to this late, but wow!

Posted at 2021-05-29T17:22:56Z relating to the show hpr2499 which was released on 2018-03-01 by MrX entitled Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Dave sorry for taking a bit of time to reply. I noticed the comment flag up in my RSS reader and then promptly forgot all about it as things have been crazy busy here. I only remembered thanks to a gentle prod by Dave Morriss.

Glad you enjoyed the show. By coincidence I turned my HF set on just last week something I hadn’t done for a good long while. I must admit to being a bit rusty with the latest rules and regulations but I seem to remember that certainly here in the UK you are encouraged to use the NATO Phonetic Alphabet. I’ve certainly heard various stations using different Phonetics. Perhaps they think it’s easier to hear under noisy conditions or perhaps they just like the sound of it. Personally I just stick with the NATO Phonetic Alphabet.

Dave mentioned you recently became an Amateur, so many congratulations. I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun with the hobby as there are so many directions it can take you.

All the best

MrX


Dave (thelovebug) says: Coming to this late, but wow!

Posted at 2021-05-19T14:29:18Z relating to the show hpr2499 which was released on 2018-03-01 by MrX entitled Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Having just joined the ranks of Amateur Radio users, it made sense for me to look for HPR episodes relating to Amateur Radio.

I loved this episode, very interesting listening to conversations on the 40m band... real hard-core users on 7MHz!

I did notice that the German station DF2BO wasn't using the NATO Phonetic Alphabet, is this a common occurrence?


mpardo says: mpardohpr@gmail.com

Posted at 2021-05-18T12:49:32Z relating to the show hpr3337 which was released on 2021-05-18 by Daniel Persson entitled I like that the boat is stuck

It is the most enjoyable article that I have ever read (with the possible exception of those that might have been more enjoyable).

An excellent dramatic reading as well.


Cheers!


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:22:07Z relating to the show hpr3372 which was released on 2021-07-06 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 8

I would like to thank everyone who joined in the podcast. Without people coming on and talking there would be no podcast.

Thank you, and I look forward to talking to everyone again next new years


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:18:45Z relating to the show hpr3366 which was released on 2021-06-28 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 7

I would like to thank Pokey for coming up with the idea for the new years show. Without this show I don't think I would have ever had the courage to start podcasting

Thank you


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:15:42Z relating to the show hpr3361 which was released on 2021-06-21 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 6

I would like to thank the members of the urandom podcast for having me and kwisher on to promote the new years show.


Thank you


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:13:59Z relating to the show hpr3356 which was released on 2021-06-14 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 5

I would like to thank Dan from tllts for playing the promo for the new years show in the tllts podcast.

Thank you


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:10:03Z relating to the show hpr3352 which was released on 2021-06-08 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 4

I would like to thank the entire hacker public radio community for participating in the new years show.

Thanks


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:06:53Z relating to the show hpr3346 which was released on 2021-05-31 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 3

I would like to thank Ken Fallon for his job recording this podcast. It was because of his fine recording of the stream that this podcast happened.

Thank you


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:04:27Z relating to the show hpr3342 which was released on 2021-05-25 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 2

I would like to thank kwisher for running the stream for the new years show.


Thanks


Honkeymagoo says: Thanking

Posted at 2021-05-11T21:01:56Z relating to the show hpr3336 which was released on 2021-05-17 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR 2020 - 2021 New Years Eve Show Episode 1

I would like to thank Dave Morris for fixing the show notes.

Thanks Dave


Trey says: Great episode. Thanks for the advice.

Posted at 2021-05-10T18:09:31Z relating to the show hpr3331 which was released on 2021-05-10 by Thaj Sara entitled Audio for Podcasting: Episode 1 - The Microphone, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

Looking forward to the next episodes in this series.


b-yeezi says: One more speed gain

Posted at 2021-05-05T19:58:07Z relating to the show hpr3328 which was released on 2021-05-05 by Enigma entitled Pandas Part 2, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

If you really want to fly, you can turn the pandas series to numpy arrays first. For you example, it got twice as 2x faster than regular `np.select`.

Example:
```
cond_list = [df['Score'].values >= 9,
((df['Score'].values >= 8) & (df['Score'].values < 9)),
((df['Score'].values >= 7) & (df['Score'].values < 8)),
((df['Score'].values >= 6) & (df['Score'].values < 7)),
((df['Score'].values >= 5) & (df['Score'].values < 6)),
((df['Score'].values >= 4) & (df['Score'].values < 5))]

%timeit np.select(cond_list, choice_list, default='Require Activation')
23.5 µs ± 1.74 µs per loop (mean ± std. dev. of 7 runs, 10000 loops each)
```


b-yeezi says: Another great show

Posted at 2021-05-05T19:49:39Z relating to the show hpr3328 which was released on 2021-05-05 by Enigma entitled Pandas Part 2, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Thanks for another great show. I look forward to your next one.

As to your use of `pd.apply` in lieu of `np.select`, here's my 2 cents:

Apply is more readable in most cases, but select is more performant. When performance matters, or when the dataset is very large, you might want to use `np.select`. For instance, when using `np.select` on your example here, the output was 10x faster on my PC.

```
%timeit df.apply(Scorelevel, axis=1)

448 µs ± 2.88 µs per loop (mean ± std. dev. of 7 runs, 1000 loops each)
```

```
%timeit np.select(cond_list, choice_list, default='Require Activation')

55.6 µs ± 440 ns per loop (mean ± std. dev. of 7 runs, 10000 loops each)
```

In many cases, the readability can trump the need for speed, but just wanted to give a counter-point.


ychaouche says: safe ?

Posted at 2021-05-02T12:48:18Z relating to the show hpr3297 which was released on 2021-03-23 by ToeJet entitled Nextcloud Application Updating

What if an updated app isn't compatible with current nextcloud version ?


Aaron C says: Raises an excellent point

Posted at 2021-05-01T15:43:06Z relating to the show hpr3317 which was released on 2021-04-20 by clacke entitled Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement

I'm just commenting to say that this manifesto and subsequent show makes an excellent point. The free software community as it stands has good and as discussed well guarded principles with no compromise. While this is admirable it is also what is killing the movement.

Like language all movements must eventually morph or evolve over time or they die off, it is completely acceptable to maintain a core set of tenets of course, but having a figurehead who uses the internet in bizarre and arcane ways makes free software like more a paranoid nest of conspiracy theorists than it does to make technological progress by freeing the user from the constraints of mega corporations.

Free software is inevitably political but the mocking and jeering of people who still use proprietary software scared off companies and created the open source movement, which if anything made it easier for mega corporations to profit off of the collectivised free labour of programmers who cared enough to donate their time.

To me the free software stalwarts were the progenitors of their own worst enemy, which is open source. They allowed it to happen themselves and fostered the likes of Google and Facebook. The FSF concentrates too much on acting like a single-state communist party with it's attention focused on creating a cult of personality around Stallman.

I agree the roots of the movement today should reflect more social needs, creating software for the good of the people even if that makes software socialist.


Kevin O'Brien says: Really liked the show

Posted at 2021-05-01T14:59:49Z relating to the show hpr3324 which was released on 2021-04-29 by Trey entitled Infosec Podcasts Part 1 News and Current Events , from a series on Privacy and Security

It is great to hear about the podcasts you follow. I recognize many of them as shows I used to follow, though frankly since I retired I have been putting my energy into other matters. I'm turning 70 in a few months and have other priorities now.


Xoke says: GRRRRR!

Posted at 2021-04-29T21:04:14Z relating to the show hpr3324 which was released on 2021-04-29 by Trey entitled Infosec Podcasts Part 1 News and Current Events , from a series on Privacy and Security

Well now I have to do a reply episode on my favourite infosec podcasts...


Kevin O'Brien says: Keep it up

Posted at 2021-04-29T14:16:12Z relating to the show hpr3317 which was released on 2021-04-20 by clacke entitled Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement

Glad to hear it, clacke. I look forward to your shows.


clacke says: A season for manifestos

Posted at 2021-04-28T18:23:14Z relating to the show hpr3317 which was released on 2021-04-20 by clacke entitled Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement

There has been a lot of bubbling out there in the free software world since a decade or more and it's recently coming to the surface. I have two more of these readings coming out as soon as I have put together the background material.

Sneak peek:
- https://techautonomy.org/ (2020)
- https://opensourcedesign.net/manifesto/ (2014)


Aaronb says: Listening to Twit podcasts

Posted at 2021-04-26T19:04:20Z relating to the show hpr3320 which was released on 2021-04-23 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Channels for Learning Spanish, Part 2, from a series on Languages

How I listen to the Twit network podcasts. Many MP3 players and podcast apps on your phone have us sleep timer.
Getting a easy chair, lean it all way back. Cover up nice and cozy. Turn your volume down just until just before you can not understand what they're talking about. Set the sleep timer for about 12 minutes. My podcasting app will turn the volume down even more the last 30 seconds so it's not an abrupt shut off. Now you're ready for the best nap you've had in a long time. My MP3 player is an old moto E3.


Thaj says: Mission accomplished

Posted at 2021-04-26T12:39:59Z relating to the show hpr3321 which was released on 2021-04-26 by operat0r entitled DNS66 URANDOM RANDOM

The Urandom Podcast, spawning HPR episodes and shameless promotion simultaneously since 2021. Seriously though, great job. I have a MUCH better understanding of DNS66 after listening to this. Good job.


Ken Fallon says: AI is misleading AP would be better

Posted at 2021-04-23T12:30:36Z relating to the show hpr3319 which was released on 2021-04-22 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E28: Politicians and artificial intelligence part 1, from a series on Linux Inlaws

I always thought that artificial intelligence is misleading. Artificial programming would better describe what's going on.


Kevin O'Brien says: Fantastic show!!!

Posted at 2021-04-22T15:53:58Z relating to the show hpr3317 which was released on 2021-04-20 by clacke entitled Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement

My great thanks to Clacke for posting this. I think this manifesto is a great contribution to the discussion of free software. If free software is not respecting of people, what good is it?


archer72 says: Re: sdcard and a usbstick

Posted at 2021-04-21T23:29:15Z relating to the show hpr3318 which was released on 2021-04-21 by Archer72 entitled Modding a Wii classic with a DNS exploit

Good to know this worked for you as well. I think original youtube post was meant for backup of a ton of games. In most cases, this will not be needed because the games don't take much room anyways.


Ken Fallon says: sdcard and a usbstick

Posted at 2021-04-21T12:49:23Z relating to the show hpr3318 which was released on 2021-04-21 by Archer72 entitled Modding a Wii classic with a DNS exploit

What threw me for a loop was that there is a sdcard - vfat that goes into the front. Then there is a usbstick that goes into the back.

Other than that worked as described.


Cfish says: Great show

Posted at 2021-04-20T14:34:34Z relating to the show hpr3317 which was released on 2021-04-20 by clacke entitled Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement

Thanks for this. I knew there were people in FOSS who felt the way I do, but this is the first I am hearing about a public declaration.


Cfish says: The responsibility of leadership

Posted at 2021-04-19T19:45:40Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

I have been a a GNU/Linux user for around 2.5 year now and I have been a fan of RMS for much of that time. I have heard about people thinking Stallman is kind of weird, but chalked it up to differences in political opinion, or his refusal to meet people where they are. This is my first time hearing about some of his gross opinions.
As a leader in the free software movement, he should NOT be turning people away with these opinions. To be perfectly clear, I stand with the survivors of sexual assault, and I stand with anyone who has put their trust in the supervision of an adult who would betray that trust for sexual gratification.
The GNU/Linux community is a better place when we treat each other respectfully and with compassion. We don't need any one person in our community as much as we need the community itself.


Aaronb says: Have you seen xkcd about Kerbal

Posted at 2021-04-17T09:30:34Z relating to the show hpr3301 which was released on 2021-03-29 by operat0r entitled K S P Kerbal Space Program! (Game)

Very Clever
https://xkcd.com/1356/


Torao says: Stallman

Posted at 2021-04-16T01:10:58Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

Nobody is saying Stallman can't say having "consensual" sex with a 12 year old doesn't harm the kid. But nobody who isn't actually brain damaged should defend it nor is anybody actually forced to associate with him because of "free speech". It doesn't violate any free speech value to say you can believe whatever despicable things you want, you can advocate for any despicable thing you want, but nobody else is obligated to support you or be allied with you. It's not cancel culture. It's being responsible for the ignorance he spews culture.

As for how the FSF is damaged for it, look at how many organizations have pulled their support. Nobody is bigger than an organization unless the organization allows itself to be subsumed to a cult of personality. It rarely works out well. Part of the reason that the FSF is useless is because they have allowed themselves to be so beholden to a useless repugnant toad like Stallman who pushes a majority of people away. If you want an idea to grow, it helps not to be led by somebody who intentionally spews reprehensible nonsense that pushes everybody else away. Stallman is a toxic excuse for a human being. You want Floss to have a chance to grow? Don't let it be led by a guy who intentionally says things that are considered morally repugnant by the majority of the public.


Beeza says: Richard Stallman

Posted at 2021-04-14T22:15:31Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

Few of us are so synomymous with the organisation we work for that any controversial remarks we make in public are likely to do lasting damage to the reputation of said organisation - especially if we were to subsequently resign and remain silent afterwards. That is not the case with RMS with regards to the FSF. He will forever be associated with the free software movement and, by implication, the FSF.

On that basis engineering his resignation on the strength of his comments on social and political issues did nothing to protect the reputation of the free software movement. All it achieved was to salve the consciences of the other FSF board members. How damaged was the free software movement anyway?

Most people outside the FLOSS world have never heard of RMS so his sometimes distasteful, but sometimes thought-provoking views would have no bearing on their decisions to adopt open source software.

People in the FLOSS world know RMS for his eccentricities, along with his visionary genius. I suspect that while many publicly feign shock at his outbursts, for most it is just "RMS being RMS" followed by an attempt to get any images conjured up by some of his ideas out of their heads.

If the FSF fundamentally stands for anything it is freedom, so to sideline somebody for exercising their right to personal opinions and free speech seems a bit incongruous. Given that getting rid of RMS was never going to distance the FSF from him, they would have been better to have taken the view - even in the form of public statements if necessary - that other FSF board members abhor some of his views on non-technical matters but totally support his right to hold and express those views. In these days of "cancel culture" when people are dismissed from jobs or prevented from speaking in public for fear of what they might say it would have been a refreshing change to see an organisation defending the right to free speech instead of just taking the path of least resistance.


Ken Fallon says: Interview with RMS/FSF ? - links

Posted at 2021-04-14T16:02:12Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

- [1] https://www.fsf.org/news/statement-of-fsf-board-on-election-of-richard-stallman
- [2] https://www.fsf.org/news/rms-addresses-the-free-software-community
- [3] http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0271 hpr0271 :: Stallman on Free Beer
- [4] http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1116 hpr1116 :: Interview with Richard Stallman
- [5] http://hackerpublicradio.org/recording.php#round_table
-


Ken Fallon says: Interview with RMS/FSF ?

Posted at 2021-04-14T16:02:00Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

Hi Reto,

The TTS (text to speech) engine used is espeak, and is available on many linux distros. It is relied upon by thousands with visual impairments, and those with reading disabilities - myself included. You must be new to HPR as we have been using espeak for years, and were only recently able to negotiate a contract with Lyn (text2wave/festival) after her noncompete-agreements from the lottalinuxlinks.com podcast expired ;-).

Unfortunately the site you posted left me wanting when it came to hearing the other side of the story. But as you say it can be difficult to find accurate information on the Internet, especially one that is reliable and trustworthy. I would always suggest to go to the source of truth first. In this case it's best to start with Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) itself. Sure enough on the main FSF page there are two articles "Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman"[1] and another "RMS addresses the free software community"[2]

We have interviewed RMS on episode hpr0271[3] and hpr1116[4], so it would be great to get him on again to discuss this. Can you reach out to him and/or the FSF to see if they would be interested in recording another interview ? Be sure to mention we only use Free Software for the recording [5], and that we can release it under the CC-BY-NC-SA[6] if desired. I think the whole "not release in mp3" thing is no longer a problem, but if it is we can deal with that as well.

In the meantime I will put together a similar show to this using their statements, and post it as a counter point show.


Reto says: RMS

Posted at 2021-04-13T20:50:23Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

Hi,

First of all this TTS (text to speech) voice is terrible I can hardly understand it, the one used by HPR is much better.

Secondly, if I hear some information where I get the impression it is totally on one side, I want to hear the other side in order to build my opinon.
Took me 20 minutes to find it, the other side, looks like the internet tries to hide it: https://debian.community/molly-de-blanc-arrest-and-prosecution-for-cyberbullying/

Have you seen the episode of "The Orville" where your reputation and punishment is based on public opinion rather than from a court? It was scary!
While this was fiction, does it now become reality and do you support this?

Just some thoughts on what is going on here.


rtsn says: nice

Posted at 2021-04-13T09:40:49Z relating to the show hpr3296 which was released on 2021-03-22 by Rho`n entitled Spam Bot Honey Pot

Very interesting episode. I didn't know about this technique. I guess there is an irony in that by publishing this spam bot makers might eventually get around to implementing ways to defeat this in the long run.

I would love a followup episode on this, how it worked out over time and such.

Keep up the good fight and thanks for a good episode.


Ken Fallon says: Long history of supporting anonymous posts

Posted at 2021-04-13T07:53:02Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

Hi brian-in-ohio,

The only requirement for posting to HPR is that the show is "of interest to Hackers". (And isn't spam, and meets the licensing terms). There is no requirement to be personally identified on HPR.

While some contributors like myself use their real names, others like yourself use handles instead. I'm sure most of those who use handles do not do so to hide their identity - but some might.

It's a moot point anyway because we know Bradley M. Kuhn was the author of the show. We don't know who posted it, but I don't particularly care. They could have posted the show under a fake user name and we would never know. There are quite a lot of shows posted that were controversial at the time, and were submitted by a host that never posted again.

I feel that posting under the Anonymous username is more honest. It alerts the HPR community to the lack of implicit trust that comes with a (fake) real name. (It also means less work for the janitors as we don't need to create new users :-) )

In any event, Hacker Public Radio has long supported, and will continue to support anonymous posts, comments and other forms of interactions. We do this for many reasons, not least of which is that freedom of speech is not always without cost.

Ken.


brian-in-ohio says: bravery

Posted at 2021-04-12T16:58:50Z relating to the show hpr3311 which was released on 2021-04-12 by Anonymous Host entitled Bradley M. Kuhn's article from 2019 on Richard M. Stallman

Agree or disagree with RMS, at least we he does not hide his beliefs behind the moniker 'anonymous '.


Henry says: Got some good tips ... thank you

Posted at 2021-04-09T18:07:33Z relating to the show hpr3308 which was released on 2021-04-07 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled let's talk about Thunderbird

I routinely encourage people to disable automatic image download for privacy reasons, but never thought of your idea to habitually view emails in plain text. I'm going to do that.

The idea of running rules before spam processing seems obvious after you hear it. My spouse is constantly losing important emails in the junk folder.


Kevin O'Brien says: Adding my endorsement

Posted at 2021-04-05T15:51:52Z relating to the show hpr3305 which was released on 2021-04-02 by norrist entitled Nagios part 2

I loved hearing the mention of my friend Michael W. Lucas. He is a great writer, and his technical books are are awesome. I used his book on SSH as a resource when I did my shows on that topic. He also writes some pretty good fiction, such as "git-commit murder".


brother mouse says: audacity batch

Posted at 2021-04-03T23:39:33Z relating to the show hpr3291 which was released on 2021-03-15 by Ahuka entitled The New Audacity and Batch Processing Macros

I use "sox" in linux scripts to automate stuff like speeding up audio, removing long periods of silence, etc:

# adjust speed
sox input.wav output.wav tempo [value]


clacke says: Errata

Posted at 2021-04-02T09:12:22Z relating to the show hpr3317 which was released on 2021-04-20 by clacke entitled Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement

Apparently the term open source was not quite coined at that meeting described in the opensource.com article, people had been using it in a software context (not just the well-known military intelligence context) some time before then:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180315075903/hyperlogos.org/blog/drink/term-Open-Source

/via https://fosstodon.org/@be/105994362194990430


Zen_floater2 says: Bravo

Posted at 2021-04-01T12:24:33Z relating to the show hpr3303 which was released on 2021-03-31 by Brian in Ohio entitled Slackware on RaspberryPi

An excellent show sir.
Someday, I will try and put Slackware 13 on my older chromebook.


Thaj says: Well...

Posted at 2021-03-27T16:36:06Z relating to the show hpr3292 which was released on 2021-03-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Squirrel FSF blog

I'm canceling this episode you the only valid reason, slurping your drink in my ear at high volume. :)


Kevin O'Brien says: Your answer

Posted at 2021-03-27T13:15:58Z relating to the show hpr3291 which was released on 2021-03-15 by Ahuka entitled The New Audacity and Batch Processing Macros

The one I bought was called Klangtop, which I found on Amazon. I just looked, and now I don't see it, but I see something that looks identical under the name AGPTek. My guess is that they are all manufactured by a Chinese manufacturer as OEMs for various companies.


Gumnos says: Which hardware podcast player did you move to?

Posted at 2021-03-26T01:24:07Z relating to the show hpr3291 which was released on 2021-03-15 by Ahuka entitled The New Audacity and Batch Processing Macros

hey, I was a long-time fan of the Sansa Clip as well and managed to eventually kill both the ones I owned (and had put RockBox on). When I went to look for a 3rd one, they were outlandishly expensive. I couldn't suss out the make/model of the one you switched to.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show!

Posted at 2021-03-25T20:25:38Z relating to the show hpr3296 which was released on 2021-03-22 by Rho`n entitled Spam Bot Honey Pot

I really enjoy these shows where people show how they defeat the bad guys. I hope there are more war stories to come.


Windigo says: Agreed

Posted at 2021-03-25T18:38:09Z relating to the show hpr3298 which was released on 2021-03-24 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled Poisoning The Well

Well said! I'll never understand why people feel entitled to attack those donating the results of their hard work. If I don't like a piece of free software, I can skip it and support the ones I do.


nobody says: Other MAC implementations

Posted at 2021-03-25T16:06:25Z relating to the show hpr3299 which was released on 2021-03-25 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E26: Make your Linux harder, from a series on Linux Inlaws

In the episode you weren't quite sure if there are other MACs for Linux beside SELinux and AppArmor and indeed, there are!

There is Smack which is quite uninteresting as it's just an another label based MAC, similar to SELinux.

To me the interesting one is TOMOYO which started as a pathname based filesystem similar to AppArmor but later started differentiating between applications based on their process invocation history. This means you can apply different policies on say /bin/sh depending on the chain of execution leading to it (kernel -> init -> getty -> login -> sh VS kernel -> init -> sshd -> sh). While this is also possible in AppArmor it is quite a lot more manual work and more difficult to reason about.

TOMOYO also has much nicer tools than either of the more well known MACs. SELinux has given MAC a bad name as being hard and laborious to manage. If instead of SELinux people would be first introduced to TOMOYO they would probably be much more inclined to implement a MAC.


Kevin O'Brien says: Thank you

Posted at 2021-03-18T15:27:18Z relating to the show hpr3292 which was released on 2021-03-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Squirrel FSF blog

I gather you won't see it, but thank you for the kind words. I look forward to more shows from you.


frank says: Using your OEM Windows key in a VM

Posted at 2021-03-18T00:12:55Z relating to the show hpr3282 which was released on 2021-03-02 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled HP Laptop with AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile with Radeon Graphics, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hi there,

I’m afraid I may have to dampen your expectations here. These days, the Windows license key (at least the OEM ones, meaning those that are imposed on you when you buy hardware) is usually tied to the hardware, i.e. the BIOS or whatever chip. I don’t think It will be accepted inside a VM.

Your best use for the drive would be to pop it into an external case and use it as mobile storage or as a backup drive. (Or leave it bare if you have a hot-swap adapter) That’s what I did with the HDD that came in my Thinkpad. When that arrived 5 years ago, I only did a short boot-up because I was curious about Windows 10. So I had my first (and for many years only) contact with that. I then swapped the drive out for a 3rd party SSD (also from Crucial) straight away.

Regarding your RAM peculiarity, I’m not sure but it sounds like those missing 2 GB are siphoned off for the internal graphics.


A listener says: Enjoyed the podcast, but...

Posted at 2021-03-16T17:01:16Z relating to the show hpr3292 which was released on 2021-03-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Squirrel FSF blog

The coffee slurping noises and throat clearing distracts from what is an enjoyable podcast. And, for someone who mentions that HPR is apolitical, you spent a lot of time talking about fascism and cancel culture.



Ken Fallon says: Good Question

Posted at 2021-03-09T16:46:41Z relating to the show hpr3292 which was released on 2021-03-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Squirrel FSF blog

Yes lynx can be used to upload to HPR. Just tried it and it works fine.

If you are leaving comments and get an error, please email me and I can see what's causing it.

For old or future shows, we have extra checks.

1) A difficult question related to what the P in HPR means.
2) Deselect the "I am a spammer" tick box.
3) Fill in the name of the host (you on this page)
4) And tell us something to prove you are not a spammer.
I'm using "Watch out that Squirrel is running 32 bit" for this one.


bjhend says: Get rid of bad terms in IT

Posted at 2021-03-08T13:55:44Z relating to the show hpr3262 which was released on 2021-02-02 by swift110 entitled My thoughts on diversity in Linux and open source

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings about bad terms in IT. I've better understood now, what they may cause, so you got me to finally rename the default branches of all Git repositories in my organization I'm responsible for.

I've written an internal blog post about that, linking to this HPR episode. Hope that others will follow my example.


Ken Fallon says: Thanks Again.

Posted at 2021-03-03T12:33:21Z relating to the show hpr3153 which was released on 2020-09-02 by Ken Fallon entitled Fixing eBooks with Calibre and pdfcrop

Amazing how many times I've needed to use this.


clacke says: OpenLDAP on BDB?

Posted at 2021-03-03T12:05:34Z relating to the show hpr3241 which was released on 2021-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

I didn't know OpenLDAP originally ran on BDB! These days it uses its own LMDB, which has also replaced BDB in many other places.

Turns out, OpenLDAP started using BDB in 2002 and LMDB wasn't ready until 2011. In the middle of the NoSQL boom! :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenLDAP
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Memory-Mapped_Database


Ken Fallon says: Updated versions

Posted at 2021-02-25T12:02:01Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

Absolutely please use https://github.com/stevesaner/pi-sdcard-setup script.

Since posting this show, there has been a follow up episode
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3173

The script mentioned here is now been maintained on github at
https://github.com/kenfallon/fix-ssh-on-pi


Leo_B says: If you're watching this in 2021

Posted at 2021-02-23T21:27:06Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

Do yourself a favor and run this guys fork of the script...
https://github.com/stevesaner/pi-sdcard-setup

It removes some of the checksum complexities and other things that confuse the original setup.

Great episode and lots of good management tools through this approach.


mcnalu says: Might return to dwm

Posted at 2021-02-19T11:34:14Z relating to the show hpr3274 which was released on 2021-02-18 by arfab entitled My Custom dwm Setup

Enjoyed this episode which I began listening to and then switched over to the video version.

I used dwm as my main desktop many years ago, perhaps 8 or so, and it brought my rather underpowered laptop alive. In the end I abandoned dwm because I had to use netbeans everyday and for reasons I never understood it wouldn't work with dwm. I'm back with KDE again for now - yes, I like extremes! - but you've nudged me into giving down another whirl.


Dave Morriss says: Key/value storage

Posted at 2021-02-17T22:15:06Z relating to the show hpr3241 which was released on 2021-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Clacke,

What I couldn't recall at the time was the name Berkely DB. I used this for a while when it was owned by a company called Sleepycat. Later it was bought by Oracle.

We were OpenLDAP users at the university I worked at, and this ran on top of Berkely DB files. I failed to remember all of this in the show itself of course :-)


bookewyrmm says: welcome

Posted at 2021-02-17T11:33:42Z relating to the show hpr3272 which was released on 2021-02-16 by Some Guy On The Internet entitled In GNU/Linux, there is no "diversity", we're all just data.

Hearing Your linux journey was like hearing someone read mine aloud. Though, my journey started a few years before yours. The win98/ME migration was my nudge to look into alternate operating systems. Like you, most of the communities I have encountered have been very friendly and helpful, I've not delved into the ARCH world, but have encountered that type attitude elsewhere. Eletism exists everywhere, how we react to it is up to us.

That aside, welcome to one of the best communities on the web.


clacke says: Redis pronunciation

Posted at 2021-02-16T15:27:29Z relating to the show hpr3241 which was released on 2021-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Most people pronounce it /reddis/, not /reedis/.

It is often used as a cache to avoid expensive database lookups, much like one would use e.g. memcache, and I've always interpreted the name to hint at "I don't need to make that heavy multiple-tables join, because I know I already 'read this' just a moment ago".

I've never looked up what the official story of the name is.


clacke says: NoSQL and Redis

Posted at 2021-02-16T15:20:37Z relating to the show hpr3241 which was released on 2021-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Dave said "this preceded NoSQL I imagine", and he was referring to key/value stores in general I believe, which are indeed older than relational databases and are a layer on top of which relational databases are built.

When I initially heard it, I thought it referred to Redis specifically, and I thought "no way, Redis came out in the middle of the NoSQL boom".

I was wrong, by two days. :-D

Redis came out on 2009-05-10 and the term NoSQL in the current sense was coined on 2009-05-12.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoSQL#cite_note-20


thelovebug says: Loved this!

Posted at 2021-02-16T15:14:37Z relating to the show hpr3271 which was released on 2021-02-15 by operat0r entitled Interview with a 6yo child , from a series on Interviews

Knowing how difficult it can be to engage a small child in front of a microphone without them going all shy, or grabbing hold of it and making farting noises, this was amazing to listen to! Thanks for the entertainment!


blizzack says: Systematically kept out - part 2

Posted at 2021-02-15T21:55:13Z relating to the show hpr3262 which was released on 2021-02-02 by swift110 entitled My thoughts on diversity in Linux and open source

I think the main reason you don't see People of Color (POC) in the floss community is the same reason you don't see lots of black folks in lots of other industries. POC have been purposefully kept out of tech jobs in America! It's the same reason you don't see women in many of these places as well.
I would postulate that 'many' of the people who contribute to Floss also work in tech in some way or another. (Notice the word 'many'...not 'all' or 'most')

Just so you know... I'm black man, US citizen who lives in New York
City. I work as a software engineer and I'm also interested in Floss.

blizzack.com


blizzack says: Systematically kept out - part 1

Posted at 2021-02-15T21:51:15Z relating to the show hpr3262 which was released on 2021-02-02 by swift110 entitled My thoughts on diversity in Linux and open source

I enjoy hearing stories about (African) American experiences like this. There was...as you mentioned a 'Great Black Migration' that happened in the States. It sounds as though you've done quite well for yourself and you have a strong community around that cares about you getting ahead in life. That's awesome and we all need something like this in our lives.

Thanks for sharing your back story about you and your family. I do appreciate someone talking about something else other their newest laptop, or the latest distro of their favorite operating system.

This is a podcast and like most podcasts there's lots of rambling and lots of pundits.

I think you are making some broad generalizations about People Of Color (POC) in America -- even though you are a member of that community. I know you stated - this is from your experience.

For instance, you state you feel the reason that POC are not vocal in the Floss community is because they're somehow afraid. I don't believe this at all.

I think many POC are unaware of many FLOSS technological tools...but so are lots of other people who are not black, brown, or women. Being ignorant or unaware of something does NOT make you afraid !

I'm sure your family was apprehensive of being part of that Great Migration; but they did it! So did millions of other African Americans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_%28African_American%29

POC consume a lot of technical information just like any other folks in America. They use computers, cell phones tablets...etc. Additionally, they spend lots of money on tech related items.
Tech companies want POC communities (all communities for that matter) to consume their products. They have no interest in these communities participating in its implementation.

For instance, Are we to believe that Apple couldn't hire a POC as part of their QA team for their watches ??
https://thegrio.com/2015/05/01/apple-watch-dark-skin/


claudiom says: Thanks for the invite....

Posted at 2021-02-12T13:46:50Z relating to the show hpr3269 which was released on 2021-02-11 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E23: The first year of the five year plan, from a series on Linux Inlaws

...I'll have my agent contact you. ;-)


Windigo says: Interesting approach

Posted at 2021-02-10T21:52:20Z relating to the show hpr3187 which was released on 2020-10-20 by norrist entitled Ansible for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

I'm currently battling with split-horizon DNS and DHCP on my local LAN, using a PiHole and the underlying dnsmasq server.

I'm very happy to have this episode as a "Plan B"; it's a very clever way to roll your own network services without having to worry about manual configs and fragile setups.

Thanks for the great episode!


Kevin O'Brien says: Further discussion

Posted at 2021-02-04T23:49:10Z relating to the show hpr3262 which was released on 2021-02-02 by swift110 entitled My thoughts on diversity in Linux and open source

I thought this show was very timely, and I would welcome further discussion. Freed software and open technology create possibilities, but they aren't guaranteed if people don't take the necessary actions.


Bill n1vux says: well said

Posted at 2021-02-04T04:08:55Z relating to the show hpr3262 which was released on 2021-02-02 by swift110 entitled My thoughts on diversity in Linux and open source

I agree with norist, swift110 is quite the story-teller.

I could tell you were a man of taste when i saw the ThinkPad on your prior eps listing. T420 is a great Linux platform! (Especially sweet if bought refurb. :-D )

(FWIW, Wikipedia says Langston Terraces were second federally funded projects in the nation.)

You're asking good questions.

One of the newest housing projects in Boston has a Technology Center within the campus, co-sponsored by MIT. southendtechcenter.org
When Ubuntu LoCo teams were dis-established, some of the core volunteers here moved there.


norist says: Storyteller

Posted at 2021-02-02T19:12:50Z relating to the show hpr3262 which was released on 2021-02-02 by swift110 entitled My thoughts on diversity in Linux and open source

Thank you, swift110 , for the episode. You have a gift for storytelling, and I hope you continue. This is an important issue. I don't know how to help except to promote stories like this. I look forward to hearing from swift110 again.


archer72 says: Show name

Posted at 2021-02-01T13:24:22Z relating to the show hpr3259 which was released on 2021-01-28 by Archer72 entitled Nextcloud - The easy way

Yes, Ken, the show name was somewhat intentional. This was only after I saw your future show on the Internet Archive while I was preparing show notes, and thought it would be a nice play on words.


Windigo says: IPad screen

Posted at 2021-01-30T06:07:40Z relating to the show hpr3234 which was released on 2020-12-24 by swift110 entitled Apple products I have owned

I have yet to crack a screen on any of my devices (knock on wood), but hearing the story of your IPad made me wince as if I had.

As a silver lining, it made a very enjoyable episode. Thanks!


Ken Fallon says: Using this today

Posted at 2021-01-29T14:51:38Z relating to the show hpr3252 which was released on 2021-01-19 by crvs entitled Simple JSON querying tool (also YAML, and to a lesser extent XML)

for i in {{1..100000}};do echo thanks a ${i};done


monochromec says: apachectl restart vs. systemctl restart apache2.service

Posted at 2021-01-29T07:10:12Z relating to the show hpr3289 which was released on 2021-03-11 by Ken Fallon entitled NextCloud the hard way

"I had been using systemctl restart apache2.service to restart apache, but the recommended way is to use apache2ctl."

Interesting observation, as the only difference seems to be a PrivateTmp clause in the unit definition of the service.

I wonder why exactly that made a difference indeed...


Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2021-01-28T18:31:03Z relating to the show hpr3258 which was released on 2021-01-27 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E22: The Linux Professional Institute, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Great show, and I am promoting it on my social media.


Beeza says: Thoughts on diversity

Posted at 2021-01-27T01:21:11Z relating to the show hpr3257 which was released on 2021-01-26 by swift110 entitled Lack of diversity in Linux and other open source communities

Hi Swift. Really enjoyed your show.

If you look at the representation of the black community in the wider community of Linux/FLOSS then I think you are definitely on to something. However, there are a great number of non-white contributors to FLOSS projects all over the world - particularly on the Indian sub-continent. It would, I think, be a shame if anybody new to Linux and FLOSS felt there may be any kind of bias against, or any favour of, any racial group - not that I think you were suggesting that there is.

Because communication between contributors on projects often takes place using text-based messaging, for the most part we probably have no idea what the people we correspond with look like, or are like as people. Everyone is as good as their contributions, which is just as it should be.

You made the point that if you had not told the listeners of your racial background nobody would likely have known from your voice or accent. Absolutely right, so it's entirely possible that could be the case with a number of other HPR contributors.

Women, though, have far more distinctive voices so I think it's indisputable that of 3000+ HPR shows, the number submitted by women is pitiful. Diversity takes many forms, so I think there is at least as big an issue with gender diversity in Linux/FLOSS as there is in ethnicity.

To think in terms of a diversity "problem" hints at there being conscious efforts to attract or exclude certain groups. I honestly don't think that is the case in the Linux/FLOSS world, but there can be no doubt that broadening its appeal as widely as possible across society can only bring benefits at every level.


Tony Hughes says: The lack of diversity in Linux

Posted at 2021-01-26T09:21:40Z relating to the show hpr3257 which was released on 2021-01-26 by swift110 entitled Lack of diversity in Linux and other open source communities

Hi Swift, I just wanted to say thank you for your show it is always good to hear things from the perspective of the a person who 'any' community finds hard to reach.

I know this is not a simple issue and there are many reasons why different community's do not mix, but hearing your experience and thoughts on the issue was very refreshing.

Thank you for a very thoughtful episode.

Tony Hughes


b-yeezi says: I can relate

Posted at 2021-01-26T05:04:52Z relating to the show hpr3257 which was released on 2021-01-26 by swift110 entitled Lack of diversity in Linux and other open source communities

Don't worry. You're not the only black host in HPR! I've got plenty of stories just like yours. I can relate to your experiences.


Dave Morriss says: Great show for lifting the spirits

Posted at 2021-01-24T20:38:06Z relating to the show hpr3244 which was released on 2021-01-07 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Anco Scholte ter Horst CEO of Freedom Internet, from a series on Interviews

Wow! I'm enormously impressed by Freedom Internet. This is how businesses should be run! Thanks for this great interview.


Operat0r says: greets!

Posted at 2021-01-22T12:37:35Z relating to the show hpr3249 which was released on 2021-01-14 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E21: The Big Linux Inlaws Peep Show, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Greetings and great show! yall rock! Now we got kernals that are like a terabyte...ohhh you need something? yah man just turn all these kernal mods on ... everything is fine...

I just discovered nethogs in linux. Along with tmux zi have a dashboard that shows GPU / CPU / Network stats/pids



# tmux 3 pane failsause
pkill -f tmux
tmux new-session -s asdf -n myWindow -d 'bashtop';
split-window -d 'nethogs -v 3';
split-window -d 'intel_gpu_top';
select-pane -t 0 ;
resize-pane -y 24 ; attach-session


b-yeezi says: New info, even for me

Posted at 2021-01-20T01:14:53Z relating to the show hpr3253 which was released on 2021-01-20 by Enigma entitled Pandas Intro, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

I've been using Pandas and Numpy for years, and didn't know about np.select (from your code example). That's definitely going to come in handy.


Kevin O'Brien says: Another fantastic show

Posted at 2021-01-20T00:05:54Z relating to the show hpr3248 which was released on 2021-01-13 by b-yeezi entitled SARS-CoV-2 detection by PCR explanation, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I suspect b-yeezi has some serious scientific training because he does a good job on this. A common misconception Ihave heard form soe people is that the MRNA vaccines might change DNA. And it just doesn't work that way. DNA is what produces RNA, not the other way around.


Kevin O'Brien says: Excellent!

Posted at 2021-01-19T22:40:12Z relating to the show hpr3247 which was released on 2021-01-12 by TrumpetJohn entitled Saturday Morning Automotive Routine

It is always good to hear from a new host, and I love the routine he has.


Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2021-01-19T22:39:08Z relating to the show hpr3246 which was released on 2021-01-11 by 2BFrank entitled LXCast: freeing the Fairphone 3 (and many other phones) , from a series on Podcast recommendations

THis was a great show. I hope to hear more.


Reto says: I like the concept

Posted at 2021-01-17T10:16:17Z relating to the show hpr3242 which was released on 2021-01-05 by Zen_Floater2 entitled The eternal battle over how to run your chromebook is about to begin

There was the Blog and then the Podcasts. Soon after VBlogs (Videoblogs) came up. While a podcast is/was to me a conversation between two or more people, the content on HPR is to me 96% more like an A-Blog (Audioblog).
While hearing Ken & Dave asking for more content, I would like to do that, but do I want to do a Podcast or an A-Blog?

So, although they were not speaking with eachother, I liked the concept and content.


norrist says: Is b-yeezi a genius?

Posted at 2021-01-13T18:58:11Z relating to the show hpr3248 which was released on 2021-01-13 by b-yeezi entitled SARS-CoV-2 detection by PCR explanation, from a series on Health and Healthcare

As if a masterclass on AWK wasn't enough, now he gives us a detailed explanation of PCR testing.

Thank you for this episode. It was incredibly interesting.


Kevin O'Brien says: I'm jealous!

Posted at 2021-01-12T13:03:24Z relating to the show hpr3244 which was released on 2021-01-07 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Anco Scholte ter Horst CEO of Freedom Internet, from a series on Interviews

I wish I had an ISP as good as that where I am.


Great episode says: Important information, thank you

Posted at 2021-01-11T22:03:52Z relating to the show hpr3240 which was released on 2021-01-01 by Ahuka entitled Linux Under Attack, from a series on Privacy and Security

Really useful and educational episode. It's easy to not think about vulnerabilities, but it's so important to keep updated on the ones that are out there, and to learn from trends. Thanks for this reminder.


Marc Lavallee says: Jack and Pulseadio

Posted at 2021-01-10T03:02:52Z relating to the show hpr3236 which was released on 2020-12-28 by Pat from TLLTS entitled The State of Linux Audio Apps in 2020

Jack can work with Pulseaudio, I use it by default.

The Ubuntu Studio provides all the required configurations and tools to use Jack with Pulseaudio, along with a low-latency kernel.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/UbuntuStudioControls

I'm not waiting for Pipewire...


Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2021-01-08T17:34:24Z relating to the show hpr3242 which was released on 2021-01-05 by Zen_Floater2 entitled The eternal battle over how to run your chromebook is about to begin

Fabulous show, and interesting concept of using Klaatu's show and adding to it. It was so interesting I am working on my own follow-up to add to the conversation.

I would love to hear more about the online video editing he was talking about. My own experiences with kdenlive have not been that good, for whatever reason.


Klaatu says: Cool skills

Posted at 2021-01-07T02:24:21Z relating to the show hpr3242 which was released on 2021-01-05 by Zen_Floater2 entitled The eternal battle over how to run your chromebook is about to begin

I am impressed by your Chromebook skills. Teach me your ways.


Ken Fallon says: Video

Posted at 2021-01-06T13:56:31Z relating to the show hpr3242 which was released on 2021-01-05 by Zen_Floater2 entitled The eternal battle over how to run your chromebook is about to begin

Do you have a link to the Video referenced.


jezra says: blather

Posted at 2021-01-04T23:19:22Z relating to the show hpr3237 which was released on 2020-12-29 by Jon Kulp entitled Cloning a Hard Drive with Clonezilla

Hi Jon,
It has been a while since any development work has been done on Blather. The codebase was ported to newer versions of Python, Gtk, Qt, and Pocketsphinx in 2017. Unfortunately, it would appear that every Linux distro is missing *something* that is required for the "new" version, and my primary Blather machine (Debian 11) still runs the old version of Blather with all of the old libraries installed. It is a depressing situation. harumph


Windigo says: Great technique

Posted at 2020-12-29T16:56:51Z relating to the show hpr3231 which was released on 2020-12-21 by ToeJet entitled USB Key, from a series on Privacy and Security

This technique seems like a great way to allow my loved ones to have an emergency "skeleton key" for all of my computers... in case that hypothetical "bus" ever shows up.

Thanks so much for the tip!


ClaudioM says: Links for the Episode

Posted at 2020-12-28T13:52:58Z relating to the show hpr3236 which was released on 2020-12-28 by Pat from TLLTS entitled The State of Linux Audio Apps in 2020

Here are some links I found as I listened to the episode. Tried to get them as I listened since I forgot to send them to Pat due to the holidays.

This page has been around for years. Some links might be stale or dead.
http://linux-sound.org/

Some of the sound fonts I've used:
http://midkar.com/soundfonts/
http://www.pvv.org/~hammer
https://www.michaelpichermusic.com/sample-libraries

MIDI/Music software discussed:
JACK (JACK Audio Connection Kit)
https://jackaudio.org/
Qtractor
https://qtractor.sourceforge.io/
Ardour
https://ardour.org/
Reaper
https://www.reaper.fm/index.php
Carla
https://kx.studio/Applications:Carla
Duality Bass
https://audio-assault.com/duality.php

My Soundcloud page.
https://www.soundcloud.com/claudiom72

Open source synthesizers:
https://www.moddevices.com/
http://www.linuxsynths.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korg_OASYS (Finally found that hardware Linux-based synth.)
http://synthesia.sourceforge.net/
https://zynthian.org/ (Don't remember if this was mentioned, but here it is. :-p)

Pipewire
https://pipewire.org/

unfa
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAYKj_peyESIMDp5LtHlH2A


Kevin O'Brien says: Good inspiration!

Posted at 2020-12-23T14:43:26Z relating to the show hpr3232 which was released on 2020-12-22 by klaatu entitled Nextcloud, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thank you for this information, it is getting me thinking. I have an account on a Web hosting service, and it sounds like maybe I could install an instance there. But I wonder if I should create separate domain for that. My sites run WordPress and of course have MySQL databases for that, but can you have both a WordPress site and a NextCloud instance on a single database?


Ken Fallon says: Upgrade via the UI ?

Posted at 2020-12-22T11:34:37Z relating to the show hpr3232 which was released on 2020-12-22 by klaatu entitled Nextcloud, from a series on Privacy and Security

Hi Klaatu,

I have used the UI for upgrading

> Profile Icon
> Settings
> Administration
> Overview Upgrade

Is there any reason not do do that ?


the pro says: this is a nice group

Posted at 2020-12-22T04:58:19Z relating to the show hpr3232 which was released on 2020-12-22 by klaatu entitled Nextcloud, from a series on Privacy and Security

this is very nice


b-yeezi says: re: compliment

Posted at 2020-12-21T14:45:46Z relating to the show hpr3223 which was released on 2020-12-09 by b-yeezi entitled My COVID year summary, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I will definitely do a show on PCR.

Also, I agree with you that open standards and decentralization are good things. However, without the open standards and a cohesive, unified plan, decentralization leads to all the problems I've described here.


Dave Morriss says: Write a manual!

Posted at 2020-12-20T14:58:24Z relating to the show hpr3226 which was released on 2020-12-14 by Jeroen Baten entitled Using taskwarrior to structurize your work

Great show!

I have tinkered with taskwarrior for years but never used it in earnest. It's been around for quite a while, and has developed a lot in its lifetime, but I have never quite found that it could do what I wanted. I think this is partly because you have to explore every nook and cranny of what it offers before its usefulness becomes clear - or maybe I mean *I* have to do this!

I have always found its documentation to be a bit difficult to penetrate, because of the way it's laid out, and I haven't persisted. I mainly use the task capabilities of Thunderbird to remind me what I should be doing. However, I'd like to master taskwarrior and look forward to reading your book about it ;-)


Jon Kulp says: I like it but probably won't switch completely

Posted at 2020-12-16T21:10:26Z relating to the show hpr3226 which was released on 2020-12-14 by Jeroen Baten entitled Using taskwarrior to structurize your work

This was a great episode, and I really like the tool. I downloaded and tried it out and it works just as advertised. I don't think I will be using this as my primary ToDo list since it would require me to be sitting at a terminal to access it, but I'm glad to know about it. I mostly use MyTinyToDo list (see hpr1899 :: MyTinyTodo List), which I have installed on my virtual private server and can access from any web browser. I also use the Tasks application on Office365 for certain tasks at work, since that's the platform our University uses. I definitely find taskwarrior appealing, though, and I'm amazed at the robust feature set. Thanks for this introduction.


Jon Kulp says: Pictures!

Posted at 2020-12-16T21:05:21Z relating to the show hpr3227 which was released on 2020-12-15 by Enigma entitled Fresh water Aquarium Basics

Great episode! I really enjoyed it but there's a major component missing. PICTURES of your fish and tanks! I kept wanting to see these. Looking forward to follow-ups.


Brian-in-ohio says: compliment

Posted at 2020-12-12T13:54:41Z relating to the show hpr3223 which was released on 2020-12-09 by b-yeezi entitled My COVID year summary, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Good to hear from you. I appreciated the show. Thanks for your insight. Could you do a show on the mechanics of the PCR test? Also, I hope this show doesn't lead people to think centralized controlled governments are the solution to any problem. Open standards, decentralization, liberty and freedom for ALL!


Ken Fallon says: Supporting Video

Posted at 2020-12-08T09:37:53Z relating to the show hpr3218 which was released on 2020-12-02 by Paul Quirk entitled An introduction to Darktable

Hi Ray,

Thanks for the feedback. HPR is a Audio only Podcast, but I think Paul did a great job of describing the tool. I was able to follow along without problem while out and about.

If you are interested in helping out, feel free to record a screen cast of the steps Paul took with this show as the audio track. We will happily link it here, or if you release it under a Creative Commons License we can add it to the episode.

Ken.


Ray Arachelian says: would have been useful to have this podcast as a video instead

Posted at 2020-12-06T21:13:01Z relating to the show hpr3218 which was released on 2020-12-02 by Paul Quirk entitled An introduction to Darktable

When talking about GUIs it would have been a lot more useful to have a video podcast instead. Seeing it in action would then have been possible.


Ahuka says: You are most welcome

Posted at 2020-12-05T22:13:26Z relating to the show hpr3220 which was released on 2020-12-04 by Ahuka entitled PixelFed, from a series on Social Media

I'm glad you enjoyed it, and please do check it out. I am finding the Fediverse very congenial.


sesamemucho says: A complete and conclusive report

Posted at 2020-12-05T18:37:07Z relating to the show hpr3220 which was released on 2020-12-04 by Ahuka entitled PixelFed, from a series on Social Media

Thanks for your shows about the Fediverse. I think I'm going to have to check it out.


operat0r says: old days

Posted at 2020-12-04T20:35:41Z relating to the show hpr3207 which was released on 2020-11-17 by Ken Fallon entitled Fireside chat with E Nigma

Great eps last time I talked to any of thos folks was years ago. I think I ran into droops 5+ years ago. We used to have a local group that met up at "Frys Electronics" called hackatl or something. I'm waiting to start up local meetup here in Roswell GA


Kevin O'Brien says: Another great show

Posted at 2020-12-03T15:12:39Z relating to the show hpr3218 which was released on 2020-12-02 by Paul Quirk entitled An introduction to Darktable

I am enjoying Paul Quirk's shows, and I'm looking forward to more. Darktable sounds like an interesting application that I need to check out.


crust punk says: untitled

Posted at 2020-12-03T10:09:41Z relating to the show hpr3158 which was released on 2020-09-09 by Cedric De Vroey entitled Fingerprint access control? LOL... , from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks for a wonderful episode. It amazes me that there are actual people out there having this as their job. It seems like a dream come true, to me. Here I am unemployed atm, trying to scrape by. This surely puts one's life into perspective. lol.


nstr says: wow

Posted at 2020-12-01T20:05:06Z relating to the show hpr3090 which was released on 2020-06-05 by operat0r entitled Locating Computer on a Enterprise Network, from a series on Networking

hey, operat0r just wanted to let you know that this is probably my absolute favorite hpr episode to date. very good! made me want to get more into networking. thanks and keep up the good work!


Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2020-11-27T15:05:56Z relating to the show hpr3213 which was released on 2020-11-25 by Paul Quirk entitled Electrical Safety

I thought this was a great show. I look forward to more.


norrist says: Great episode

Posted at 2020-11-25T22:50:07Z relating to the show hpr3213 which was released on 2020-11-25 by Paul Quirk entitled Electrical Safety

I hope you do more about work in the electrical trades.
Maybe some details about getting into the industry and what apprenticeships are like.


mcnalu says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 2020-11-25T16:43:29Z relating to the show hpr3126 which was released on 2020-07-27 by Andrew Conway entitled Metrics part II

Dave - thank you for looking that up. Dividing surprises me actually as I was thinking it was more to do with movement but lines divide a 2D space and great circles divide a sphere so it makes sense.

sesamemucho - glad it was helpful. "On a tangent..." is a very apt choice of words!


Charliebrownau says: Feedback - HPR 3208e

Posted at 2020-11-23T12:40:08Z relating to the show hpr3208 which was released on 2020-11-18 by Paul Quirk entitled The Paul Quirk show: Wacom with Pinebook, and thoughts on the DMCA takedown

Gday Paul
I emailed you a feedback responce


Regards
Charliebrownau


Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2020-11-19T22:13:59Z relating to the show hpr3209 which was released on 2020-11-19 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E17: Nextcloud, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Great interview with Frank Karlitschek. I'd love to know more about Next Cloud.


Ken Fallon says: And the final piece of the puzzle

Posted at 2020-11-19T18:38:51Z relating to the show hpr2881 which was released on 2019-08-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Automatically split album into tracks in Audacity

Proving I have totally lost my memory


Ken Fallon says: And this one as well

Posted at 2020-11-19T18:21:37Z relating to the show hpr1796 which was released on 2015-06-22 by cheeto4493 entitled Audacity - Chains, Notches and Labels, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

Ahhh finally - the whole piece of the puzzle !


Ken Fallon says: Yes - found it

Posted at 2020-11-19T18:15:52Z relating to the show hpr1771 which was released on 2015-05-18 by Jon Kulp entitled Audacity: Label Tracks, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

I *knew* someone did a show about this. I should have guessed.


Mike Ray says: Thanks for a great show

Posted at 2020-11-16T15:34:07Z relating to the show hpr3206 which was released on 2020-11-16 by klaatu entitled Dungeons and Dragons for the blind, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thanks for this episode Klaatu.

There were some good things in there to think about. Bit of a pity you didn't use the 'theatre of the mind' phrase to emphasise the way DMs and players can enhance their enjoyment by graphic and detailed description. But I guess it is a bit of a cliche.

I will think about responding to this show with one of my own, and what I have done on the way to taking up D&D again after over forty years of not playing since I was at school.

One term I had never heard until this show is 'dice tower'. Now I think you might have caused a few more quid to leave my bank and end up in Jeff Bezos'. Even though I can't see the dice I have been unable to resist buying lots of them recently.

On listening to the 'Critical Role' podcast, I fell in love with the sound of what sounded like a wooden dice tray.

Typing 'roll d20' at a Linux prompt is useful, but lacks soul.


Enigma says: Great first show

Posted at 2020-11-10T13:46:29Z relating to the show hpr3202 which was released on 2020-11-10 by Padraig Jeroen Fallon entitled A big Question, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Enjoyed your first show, always knew i wanted to be a vampire.


Paul Quirk says: Show warning

Posted at 2020-11-07T17:07:59Z relating to the show hpr3245 which was released on 2021-01-08 by operat0r entitled ELECTRICITY

Electricity can kill you and burn down your house. Before doing any
electrical work, please be sure to follow all local codes and safety
procedures according to the authority that has jurisdiction in your
area.


Ahuka says: Agree with Brian

Posted at 2020-11-03T20:33:13Z relating to the show hpr3193 which was released on 2020-10-28 by Paul Quirk entitled Meet Antithesis, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I think Brian has the right idea. A show, or maybe several, on darktable would be awesome!


Archer72 says: re: janedoc

Posted at 2020-11-03T13:27:52Z relating to the show hpr3179 which was released on 2020-10-08 by Archer72 entitled MakeMKV to back up media, and a Question

Wow, sounds like a great idea for a show!

What did you find works best for the compression settings? Did you use standard setting, or find tweaks that would best suit your setup?


brian-in-ohio says: dark-table

Posted at 2020-11-03T13:05:59Z relating to the show hpr3193 which was released on 2020-10-28 by Paul Quirk entitled Meet Antithesis, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Great show. Have you considered doing a series on Darktable? It would dovetail nicely with the GIMP series.



Clinton Roy says: Interesting

Posted at 2020-10-28T08:19:49Z relating to the show hpr3189 which was released on 2020-10-22 by Ken Fallon entitled How the Dutch dig Graves

I found this quite interesting, I've never even thought about such requirements; thank you.


Cedric De Vroey says: Great show keep them comming :-)

Posted at 2020-10-26T23:27:21Z relating to the show hpr3184 which was released on 2020-10-15 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E15: IT Security and stick insects, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Hey man, I love this show each and everytime. The mood is great and the content is very much interesting. I love listening to people talking about interesting things in a relaxed context and this show pulls that perfectly. Keep them comming


Cedric De Vroey says: Ahuka

Posted at 2020-10-26T22:17:31Z relating to the show hpr3185 which was released on 2020-10-16 by Ahuka entitled Pandemics In History, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Great show. Coincidently I had heard a show on the same topic on national radio here in Belgium. Their angle was how the Spanish Flue had actually ended the first world war, and that most of the casualties in that conflict originated from that desease instead of the fighting.


Cedric De Vroey says: Love graveyards

Posted at 2020-10-26T22:11:20Z relating to the show hpr3189 which was released on 2020-10-22 by Ken Fallon entitled How the Dutch dig Graves

Hey Ken, loved the episode. I also like walking around on grave yards, they combine the best in of three key factors I think:
1) Silence. There are a lot of loud places these days but a graveyard is almost everywhere a place of serenity.
2) Art. I don't know how things are over there but here a lot of graves are real works of art.
3) History. Even the grave yard of a small little town tells dozens of stories.

Visiting tips in Europe from a fellow grave yard lover:
- Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, FR
- Schoonselhof in Antwerp, BE


Cedric De Vroey says: Also getting into Ansible

Posted at 2020-10-26T21:51:15Z relating to the show hpr3187 which was released on 2020-10-20 by norrist entitled Ansible for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Hi Norrist,
I have just recently started using Ansible. I'm currently playing with my new toy, a Turing Pi board equiped with 7 Raspberry Pi Compute modules, basically it's like a single board cluster so to speak :-) Anyways, I found Ansible extremely helpfull in setting these up.
First I made sure all Pi's had a fresh install of Ubuntu server with Ssh enabled and an account that authorized my public key. Then I just created a simple inventory file with the IPs of each node and I was good to go. Then I could just do:
ansible -c cluster -a "sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y kubernetes"


mcnalu says: Interesting info from Sweden

Posted at 2020-10-26T15:58:21Z relating to the show hpr3191 which was released on 2020-10-26 by Daniel Persson entitled Swedish Corona Experience, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for this show. I found it very interesting to hear how another country/county is dealing with this virus from an individual's perspective. We often hear that Sweden is dealing with COVID-19 by requiring much lighter restrictions than where I am in Scotland/UK but your description doesn't sound very different from the situation here. One notable difference is that you said older children are not all back at school. Here *all* children are back but due to an outbreak at his school my son is currently at home self isolating as are most of his year group (15-16 year olds) of 100 or so pupils. This should not have come as a surprise as I understand that the virus spreads amongst older children much like it does with adults, though the disease is much less severe in most cases.


Ken Fallon says: Thank for this

Posted at 2020-10-21T11:26:44Z relating to the show hpr3153 which was released on 2020-09-02 by Ken Fallon entitled Fixing eBooks with Calibre and pdfcrop

I knew this had to be on the Internet somewhere.


brian-in-ohio says: fear porn

Posted at 2020-10-16T16:49:48Z relating to the show hpr3185 which was released on 2020-10-16 by Ahuka entitled Pandemics In History, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Good show. but I'm a bit confused, people tell me there are to many people on planet earth, to much man made global climate change. Isn't disease a good thing? Doesn't it thin the herd? What should I be afraid of today? Too many people? Too much C02? Capatalism?


Clinton Roy says: Mix not quite right?

Posted at 2020-10-15T01:31:51Z relating to the show hpr3184 which was released on 2020-10-15 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E15: IT Security and stick insects, from a series on Linux Inlaws

It's almost like the separate streams were spliced on top of each other, rather than interleaved?


Kevin O'Brien says: Donating to Fedora

Posted at 2020-10-10T21:43:17Z relating to the show hpr3180 which was released on 2020-10-09 by Ahuka entitled GIMP: Miscellaneous Tools, from a series on GIMP

The Fedora Wiki page (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Contribute) explains that they are not looking for money, which I suspect is because they have strong corporate support. I would guess Ubuntu is much the same. But there is more than one way to support a project you like. How about doing some shows on Fedora, why you like it, how to configure it, and so on.


archer72 says: contribution back

Posted at 2020-10-10T12:54:33Z relating to the show hpr3180 which was released on 2020-10-09 by Ahuka entitled GIMP: Miscellaneous Tools, from a series on GIMP

Thanks for the show and the Patreon link. I would like to give a little to some projects too, but sometimes it is a bit tricky to find a way to regularly donate. For example, I started using Fedora, and so does my wife, but could not even find a one time donation button.


janedoc says: using make mkv

Posted at 2020-10-09T02:24:28Z relating to the show hpr3179 which was released on 2020-10-08 by Archer72 entitled MakeMKV to back up media, and a Question

Thanks for your show. I really enjoy make mkv. unfortunately, I have had better luck with it on my windows partition, there are more restrictions ripping DVDs when I use my ubuntu laptop. Since my home has limited broadband, I like to buy DVDs and rip them on my computer to watch off line. I use handbrake to compress the video files. So, you're not the only one who uses make mkv!


Mike Ray says: YAML, spacing and ansible-lint

Posted at 2020-10-05T02:44:50Z relating to the show hpr3176 which was released on 2020-10-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Interestingly, although I can't see, I don't find the indentation in YAML as annoying or as difficult as Python. And:

pip3 install ansible-lint

Will give you a good linter for Ansible YAML.

I have a repository on github:

github.com.cromarty/ansible-raspberry-pi

With loads of roles and playbooks, mostly with an a11y bent.

I think I might do a show about. I love writing Ansible and I'm good at it, although I say it myself.

While I am here...espeak rules OK? :-)


Gumnos says: Using the X "Compose" key

Posted at 2020-10-03T14:49:29Z relating to the show hpr3175 which was released on 2020-10-02 by Ahuka entitled International Keyboard, from a series on Languages

When typing in Spanish or French, I've long used the Compose key in X. In my startup script (~/.xinit, ~/.xsession, or for me as a fluxbox user, ~/.fluxbox/startup) I have the following line

setxkbmap -option compose:caps

which turns my Caps key (which I never otherwise use) into a Compose key (here are ways to use other keys instead, if you prefer).

I can then type "{compose}{e}{'}" to get "é" or I type "{compose}{n}{~}" to get "ñ" or "{compose}{c}{,}" to get "ç". Similarly I can use "{compose}{?}{?}" and "{compose}{!}{!}" to get "¿" and "¡". There are hundreds of these composable characters and many are intuitive enough that I can guess them if I don't know them cold.

Should work out of the box on Linux & BSD systems running X, and work with pretty much every X application.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2020-09-29T15:50:38Z relating to the show hpr3167 which was released on 2020-09-22 by Dave Morriss entitled A ramble with the Pentland Squires (part 1)

Aaron, Zen_Floater2,

Glad you are enjoying HPR and our chit-chat shows.They are quite fun to do, and we'll probably make more when we can.


Dave Morriss says: No more Sansa Clip Plus

Posted at 2020-09-29T13:04:00Z relating to the show hpr3161 which was released on 2020-09-14 by Dave Morriss entitled How I manage podcast listening

Hi Ahuka,

Yes, I was very sad to see the trend away from San Disk Sansa players that could run Rockbox, and then their disappearance. I did manage to buy some new, refurbished and second-hand players before prices became ridiculous, and have survived on them for many years. When they have all stopped working I don't know what I'll do!


norrist says: 2nd disk for iocage

Posted at 2020-09-28T21:32:33Z relating to the show hpr3168 which was released on 2020-09-23 by norrist entitled FreeBSD Jails and iocage

A second disk is not an absolute requirement if you are already using ZFS on root. I made the recommendation for a second disk because some VPS providers still default to UFS for the root partition.

Thanks to 0xf10e for the feedback


0xf10e says: Why an additional disk/zpool?

Posted at 2020-09-27T21:56:16Z relating to the show hpr3168 which was released on 2020-09-23 by norrist entitled FreeBSD Jails and iocage

Hi norrist,

why do you recommend a 2nd disk with
a new pool to use for iocage? Using
iocage on the host's root(fs) pool
works just fine. If I had spare disk
(or even cheap storage for a VPS) I
would rather use it to mirror my
system including the iocage dataset.

Regards, 0xf10e


Kevin O'Brien says: My Rockbox/Sansa experience

Posted at 2020-09-27T21:38:33Z relating to the show hpr3161 which was released on 2020-09-14 by Dave Morriss entitled How I manage podcast listening

My favorite combo was the Sansa Clip Plus with Rockbox. Sadly, San Disk stopped making them


Dave Morriss says: Rockbox and Sansa players

Posted at 2020-09-27T17:09:38Z relating to the show hpr3161 which was released on 2020-09-14 by Dave Morriss entitled How I manage podcast listening

Hi Reto,

I have found that if the players lock up in some way a very long press on the on/off button can reset them. Worth a try anyway.

Installing Rockbox is not difficult. All you need to do is download the installer (https://www.rockbox.org/download/) and follow the instructions on the site. It's years since I have done it but I remember that it was very straightforward at the time. You don't need to dismantle the player in any way.

I found the original SanDisk software was very poor but Rockbox has provided all the features I need for many years.

Dave


Zen_Floater2 says: Squirrels love local chit-chat

Posted at 2020-09-27T07:21:46Z relating to the show hpr3167 which was released on 2020-09-22 by Dave Morriss entitled A ramble with the Pentland Squires (part 1)

I especially enjoy local chit-chat conversations. There really should be more shows like these.


Aaron says: Nice conversation, thanks for sharing it

Posted at 2020-09-27T07:18:49Z relating to the show hpr3167 which was released on 2020-09-22 by Dave Morriss entitled A ramble with the Pentland Squires (part 1)

I have only recently discovered HPR and I'm enjoying the variety of topics and hosts - thanks for the great resource!


Reto says: Sansa MP3 Players

Posted at 2020-09-24T21:28:40Z relating to the show hpr3161 which was released on 2020-09-14 by Dave Morriss entitled How I manage podcast listening

Hi Dave,

Just like you I have Sansa MP3 Players (Clip Sport & Clip Zip). These are awesome, something like 48 g, play several hours and if you treat them well last several years. Mine is now 6 years old.
OGG is not their strenght, but can play most files. For this reason I always subscribe to MP3.
I also like at least basic ID3-tags. The 'Album' is an important tag and only ID3v2 works well on Sansa's firmware.

Unfortunately, the Zip at someday got stuck at "refreshing your media". I read you could open it and flash Rockbox or try to access via serial, but the housing is very thight, almost zero gap.

I plan to listen to your Rockbox flash podcast :)

Cheers
Reto


Reto says: Link to the other knive podcast

Posted at 2020-09-24T21:03:20Z relating to the show hpr3152 which was released on 2020-09-01 by Dave Morriss entitled My Pocket Knives

Hi Dave,

Thank you for this podcast. A nice knife is like a nice fountain pen. Way too little chances to use it while it is such a nice product.

Thanks to your hint I listened to the podcast about OPINEL and it reminded me about mine, somewhere in a box, I was disappointed that it was'nt stainless steel. I dug it out and learned that carbon steel is harder and can get a patina similar to other metall.

Now, I like this rusty knive, because I understand :)

Cheers
Reto


Windigo says: Nextcloud and self hosting

Posted at 2020-09-11T22:46:28Z relating to the show hpr3154 which was released on 2020-09-03 by Paul Quirk entitled Make NextCloud your next cloud

Thanks for the overview of Nextcloud - I run my own instance, and half of the apps you mentioned were news to me. It's become an essential part of my network, and I'm still finding more uses for it!


Ahuka says: Fantastic show!

Posted at 2020-09-11T21:41:54Z relating to the show hpr3158 which was released on 2020-09-09 by Cedric De Vroey entitled Fingerprint access control? LOL... , from a series on Privacy and Security

I loved this show, and I hope he does more "war stories" for us!


Beeza says: The need for "meta procedures"

Posted at 2020-09-11T13:04:33Z relating to the show hpr3158 which was released on 2020-09-09 by Cedric De Vroey entitled Fingerprint access control? LOL... , from a series on Privacy and Security

Hi Cedric. This is a fascinating episode.

It seems amazing that a company which is sufficiently concerned about security to hire a pen testing team did not have procedures in place to ensure the access control system server was protected with something better than admin/admin.

My guess is that they did have such procedures but that they were insufficiently monitored. You can have the tightest standards and procedures in the world, but if there is no checking for compliance they are worthless.


Ken Fallon says: Keep doing what you're doing

Posted at 2020-09-05T15:03:02Z relating to the show hpr3146 which was released on 2020-08-24 by operat0r entitled Help Me Help you with HPR eps!

The only thing I would do is to put a beep or something between the segments.


Robert says: ..._---_

Posted at 2020-09-02T12:52:20Z relating to the show hpr3138 which was released on 2020-08-12 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E12: Reminiscing in FLOSS Weekly, from a series on Linux Inlaws

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Zen_Floater2 says: Vic 20

Posted at 2020-08-29T00:53:56Z relating to the show hpr3148 which was released on 2020-08-26 by Paul Quirk entitled Why Open Source matters (to me)

I had a Vic 20 once and wrote in basic and assembler on that machine. I thought the tape recorder was too expensive so I made my own out of a panasonic tape recorder and a bread board I put together.
I wrote llog book programs, Amtor programs and Continental Code trainers on the Vic 20. It was a fun machine and very fast too.


an anonymous listener says: volume

Posted at 2020-08-21T13:57:12Z relating to the show hpr3138 which was released on 2020-08-12 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E12: Reminiscing in FLOSS Weekly, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Another great episode!

But... Martin, for the love of christ, will you please SPEAK UP?!?!

You're always so quiet and mumbly I can't hear you unless I turn my volume way up. Then Chris comes back on and blows out my eardrums until I turn it back down.

Perhaps you could each record on separate audio channels, and then equalize the volume in post-production?

Thanks for the show, keep up the good work!



b-yeezi says: I deal with this all the time

Posted at 2020-08-20T17:53:29Z relating to the show hpr3144 which was released on 2020-08-20 by Cedric De Vroey entitled Pentesting: Insecure Object Reference, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks for this episode. I write software in the medical field all the time. It's good to see that the best practices that I've been taught are actually correct.

I would love another episode like this!




Ken Fallon says: Voice

Posted at 2020-08-18T13:06:29Z relating to the show hpr3139 which was released on 2020-08-13 by klaatu entitled MIDI Sysex

That was one of the GTTS voices. It is added as part of the show upload processes.


Ahuka says: Clarification

Posted at 2020-08-16T21:59:54Z relating to the show hpr3137 which was released on 2020-08-11 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-07-30, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Regarding the 6 foot distance of separation, I should have been clearer that this is a recommendation for when you are out-of-doors. There is no such things as a safe distance if you are indoors with someone who has the disease. If you are there for long you will get the disease.


brian-in-ohio says: sympathy

Posted at 2020-08-16T21:34:20Z relating to the show hpr3137 which was released on 2020-08-11 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-07-30, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I wasn't looking for sympathy, I was hoping you would see that falling into using pejorative statements is exactly the cause of so many problems between people. Using the word stupid stops the conversation, that was my point.


brian-in-ohio says: the voice

Posted at 2020-08-16T21:28:26Z relating to the show hpr3139 which was released on 2020-08-13 by klaatu entitled MIDI Sysex

The intro voice for that show was the best. How was it done?


Bob says: Fact Checks on one of your claims

Posted at 2020-08-16T18:59:26Z relating to the show hpr3137 which was released on 2020-08-11 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-07-30, from a series on Health and Healthcare

The UK did in lower their records by 5,000. However the reason was not bad record keeping as claimed above. In England the tally included anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and later died, with no cut-off point between positive test and death. While Scotland only counts deaths that occur within 28 days of a positive test.

Their official statement is here:
https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/08/12/behind-the-headlines-counting-COVID-19-deaths/

Classifications should be done as follows:

"A death due to COVID-19 is defined for surveillance purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness, in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID disease (e.g. trauma)."

https://www.who.int/classifications/icd/Guidelines_Cause_of_Death_COVID-19.pdf


SkepticalA says: Condescending

Posted at 2020-08-16T13:30:51Z relating to the show hpr3137 which was released on 2020-08-11 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-07-30, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Too bad that everyone who isn’t as brainwashed as you is stupid. This is clearly overhyped and playing on people’s fears for financial gain. When my uncle died due to a pacemaker failure and the hospital listed coronavirus in order to collect their check, this became obvious. But hey, what do I know. I’m probably stupid...


brian-in-ohio says: follow up question

Posted at 2020-08-16T12:40:26Z relating to the show hpr3138 which was released on 2020-08-12 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E12: Reminiscing in FLOSS Weekly, from a series on Linux Inlaws

These guys missed a great opportunity, the art of the followw up question is dead. When Randll said it was on the blog why he got fired by leo, they should have asked, "for those who don't follow the twit blog, could you recap the events that led to your being shown the door at twit?" Here's the blog post link, https://twit.tv/posts/inside-twit/doc-searls-new-host-floss-weekly, its useless. Leo's terrible twit is dead long live monsterb and TiT radio!


ClaudioM says: Agree with Ahuka. Great Interview!

Posted at 2020-08-14T17:35:29Z relating to the show hpr3138 which was released on 2020-08-12 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E12: Reminiscing in FLOSS Weekly, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Fantastic interview with Randal. I also thought the FLOSS Weekly transition was rather abrupt and also wondered what happened. I also had no idea there was anything on their blog, especially after having conducted web searches right after it happened. Great to hear from him again and the things he's working on going forward.


Zen_Floater2 says: I've learned much.and I'd like to share much as well...

Posted at 2020-08-13T06:32:02Z relating to the show hpr3131 which was released on 2020-08-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

It seems I've gotten the MOST comments on my shows of anyone here in HPR in quite a long time. At first, they came after me for my show notes. When that didn't work, they switched to attacking my tiitles. I ignored that as well. Finally, they are referencing me on OTHER people's shows now. HPR3137 - Ahuka has a comment from one of his viewers and he's addressed it to me, Zen_Floater2. And as a Squirrel who lives in a Magical forrest, I pondered, how should I address this human being??? Why would he ask me about what I thought about Ahuka's show? Ahuka got only one negative comment on his show and Ahuka called the people who didn't follow his narrative stupid idiots I'm guessing from the commentary. Study my work Ahuka and you will get more negative comments over time. I'm a firm believer that if you do, you too can have most of the HPR audience out for your blood. And I've never understood why humans would care about other humans not taking some vaccine. It clearly makes no sense and forces me to climb up a tree sometimes to get awy from Humans. Thank you everyone


Zen_Floater2 says: reply back to Gumnos

Posted at 2020-08-13T05:50:54Z relating to the show hpr3119 which was released on 2020-07-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Converting to FFS2

I have a stock, from the factor Dell Mini 10. Never opened it up.
1 GB of memory Intel Atom N450 cpu and 250 GB Hard Drive. The Hard drive is so old, it shows up as wd0!!! But, when I run Fuguita 386 on it, it shows up as sd0, go figure. OpenBSD supports AMD64 variants of their OS will all the Intel DRM. I'm running the 386 version of OpenBSD and I"m afraid I really don't know if this notebooks FredFlintstoneLake Intel Graphics is actually supported on the 386 version. Things are slow but not horrible on this laptop. I still have the original WIFI chip in this notebook and mine is Atheros. Dell has been known to switch out hardware on production lines -mid-stream- for all their computers so it doesn't surprise me one bit you had a different WIFI from mine. I've still got the Original factory battery also. The Dell Mini 10 is fanless and quiet. OpenBSD doesn't PUSH the hardware into overheating. I need to look into expanding my memory, if that's even possible on this model as it was the very first of the Dell Mini 10 series, the first year they offered the Mini 10 Inspiron. I've always been told the ram is soldered in on this model and that I was screwed but, I need to open this up and look around. Maybe at least upgrade my hard drive also and put some fresh CPU paste on the heat sink. It's over 12 years old now. Still very reliable, and I use it very day. I'm using it now to type your message. Take care and bye..


Zen_Floater2 says: The Squirrel from the Magical Forrest

Posted at 2020-08-13T05:15:37Z relating to the show hpr3137 which was released on 2020-08-11 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-07-30, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I must agree with you that Covid-19 has proven to cause damage to heart, lungs, and livers and kidneys and even brain damage.

I think the part that I didn't understand was your comment about watching some video's that you admit Doctors would not endorse or watch...

Clearly, the medical community is divided on all this stuff. The half which is not siding with the WHO have been banned from Twitter and Facebook and have had their video's taken off of Youtube, thus making these corporate entities rulers of the truth.
IN fact, they are unaccountable rulers of the truth.

If your a physicist in this world, and you disagree with Einstein in any way, express a belief in UFO's, or sometimes even show a realism for some of the things shown in the STAR TREK episodes,,, you are shown the door. The community will 100% throw you out the door. There's nothing to debate over there.

But with Covid-19, it's absolutely NOT cut and dried. There are no definitive statements from anyone on Covid-19. As you've pointed out, they've already proved some of the statements made about some of the treatments being talked about have been proven to be wrong and biased.

Part of the blame lies in their bad record keeping. Hospitals will make an automatic $12,000 for every Covid-19 patient they log into the system. And therefore, just everybody had Covid-19 damage, even in you had terminal cancer or were hospice before the entire thing started,,, they file you as a Covid-19 death.

Great Britain has recently admitted they have discovered the same thing happened over there and thus their statistics and record keeping have been skewed badly.

We do not know for sure that 200,000 Americans have in fact died from Covid-19 this year so far. The data on deaths recorded every year in the United States has varied so widely over the past 50 years, it's truthfully uncertain who many we could attribute toward Covid-19.

More on next buffer.


Ahuka says: Excellent Interview

Posted at 2020-08-12T16:40:42Z relating to the show hpr3138 which was released on 2020-08-12 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E12: Reminiscing in FLOSS Weekly, from a series on Linux Inlaws

I really enjoyed the interview with Randal Schwartz. More of this would be great.


Ahuka says: Why it matters

Posted at 2020-08-12T12:54:55Z relating to the show hpr3137 which was released on 2020-08-11 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-07-30, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I'm sorry your son got Guillian-Barre syndrome. Of course that means he is not a candidate to get vaccinated, but that is precisely why it is so important that people who are physically capable got the vaccine. Because we don't want him to die of Covid-19 either, and for him it is other people's vaccinations that provide protection.

The 6 feet rule is an approximation based on research into how far virus-laden droplets will move when people are engaged in normal speech and similar activities. If people are doing something like singing, or exercising where they are breathing heavily, six feet may be too close.


brian-in-ohio says: some 'smart' people may not take a vaccine

Posted at 2020-08-11T22:11:28Z relating to the show hpr3137 which was released on 2020-08-11 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-07-30, from a series on Health and Healthcare

My son in law had Guillain–Barré syndrome when he was a child and now can not take vaccines. So not all people that would respond to a survey 'would you take vaccine x yes or no' are stupid. Also 70% immunization rate would achieve this mystical state of herd immunity. Lastly, why is the US distance 6 feet and others ie the Netherlands is 1.5 meters where is the science in any of this? I wish Ahuka would be less disparaging of people with different opinions, calling people stupid diminishes what he has to say. What do you think zen-floater?


catn0b0t says: TML 2020

Posted at 2020-08-10T13:34:58Z relating to the show hpr3134 which was released on 2020-08-06 by Daniel Persson entitled Tomorrowland 2020

Hey Daniel,

Just wanted to reach out to you since I'm a fan of the HPR podcasts and I just heard your review on the TML festival. Thank you very much for the nice review and I'm glad you loved the show. We worked very hard on it to make it like this :-) I worked on the cybersecurity end of the operation, mostly monitoring for illegal streams.

Kind regards,

Cedric


fatherfinch says: Great Energy

Posted at 2020-08-07T17:27:13Z relating to the show hpr3134 which was released on 2020-08-06 by Daniel Persson entitled Tomorrowland 2020

Hey Daniel,

Great energy in this podcast. I generally don't like live music. That is not exactly true, I enjoy live recordings of music. But rarely do I enjoy attending the shows. This episode piqued my interest in checking out some of the virtual shows.

I appreciate your contribution! Thank you for sharing your experience.

-fatherfinch


Archer72 says: Funny story

Posted at 2020-08-03T14:24:07Z relating to the show hpr3123 which was released on 2020-07-22 by Archer72 entitled Arduino controlled Christmas lights, from a series on Arduino and related devices

I was not meaning to have a Christmas in July episode, that is just the way it turned out. It was more a matter of letting life get in the way, as the project was finished in mid December. That and I get nervous about having to short of a show, or not being interesting enough.


sesamemucho says: Special thanks

Posted at 2020-07-31T22:41:39Z relating to the show hpr3126 which was released on 2020-07-27 by Andrew Conway entitled Metrics part II

I've enjoyed listening to your last two shows. You presented a very clear introduction to the concept. It's amazing how such an apparently small topic can unfold into something so complex and interesting.

On a tangent, I'm doing exactly this calculation for a project at work, and this episode showed me a simpler and more easily explained way to do it.


brian-in-ohio says: the ruling

Posted at 2020-07-31T16:13:53Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

The supreme court ruling only applies to those crimes covered under the Major Crime Act. I don't think anyone is going to get out of paying taxes in Oklahoma anytime soon. Here's a link to the ruling

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-9526_9okb.pdf


brian-in-ohio says: supreme court ruling

Posted at 2020-07-31T16:11:04Z relating to the show hpr3129 which was released on 2020-07-30 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Followup on HPR3122

Quite entertaining, is zen-floater channeling 51-50? I call it quilt logic, pieces sown together that sometimes are beautiful and sometimes end up as pieces relegated to a bin in the attic. As far as the ruling, the supreme court ruling only applies to crimes covered under the major crimes act, so all the other oklahoma not existing anymore doesn't apply. Here's the link to the ruling https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-9526_9okb.pdf, read the first paragraph. Also, I'm sure people in the UK, including occupied Ireland, probably don't care about Oklahoma, the reservation or electoral college with all the real threats to their own sovereignty that exist from the German empire. Keep the shows coming they are, if nothing else, entertaining.
PS editing the show notes is not editing the content. I suspect all show notes are edited somehow to fit the formatting scheme the admins use.


Dave Morriss says: I have an aversion to tattoos

Posted at 2020-07-31T11:36:02Z relating to the show hpr3121 which was released on 2020-07-20 by Windigo entitled Opposing Views on Tattoos

Very interesting discussion. It made me think a lot about the subject.

When I was a kid (1950's and 60's) tattoos weren't "cool". The society I grew up in (working class, Greater London, then Norfolk) was not supportive of them. They were things that people of "lower class" had - or at least, that was my impression.

I have tried to shed as much of this type of attitude and prejudice as I can, but I still don't find myself wanting a tattoo. I have no problem with anyone else choosing to have them though, and in some cases I admire the choices they have made.

I have never voiced this opinion to my kids (as far as I know), but neither of them were keen on the idea of having tattoos when I asked! The prospect of making a permanent bad decision about them was certainly a factor.

Thanks for the thought-provoking episode.

Dave


Jan says: Zen_Floater2 asked for Comments on "Explicit or not"

Posted at 2020-07-30T14:22:05Z relating to the show hpr3129 which was released on 2020-07-30 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Followup on HPR3122

Hi Zen_Floater2,

the show in question came into my podcatcher showing the title:
"Devuan review - and commentary". I got the impression, the show would be about Devuan while not knowing at the time, what a Devuan might be.

After listening I asked my self, why You did 2 topics under one headline, me not seeing the connection.

Im pretty sure HPR-Folks noticed that too and might not have bothered doing a comment, if each topic were put in a show of its own.

Thanks for providing content, Zen_Floater2.

Jan (lacking Knowledge of English)


Dave Morriss says: Etymology of 'geodesic'

Posted at 2020-07-29T13:29:26Z relating to the show hpr3126 which was released on 2020-07-27 by Andrew Conway entitled Metrics part II

Hi Andrew,

Regarding 'geodesic' I found some answers here:
https://www.etymonline.com/word/geodesic

So, 'geodesic' is from 'geodesy' which means "surveying".
Then 'geodesy' is built from 'ge' (pertaining to the Earth) and 'daiein' meaning "to divide".

This is just my limited summary, see https://www.etymonline.com/word/geodesy for the fuller definition.

Enjoying the series; more please!

Dave


Gumnos says: OpenBSD on a Mini10

Posted at 2020-07-29T12:54:32Z relating to the show hpr3119 which was released on 2020-07-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Converting to FFS2

I've got OpenBSD on a Mini10 as well (love it) but the graphics are slow on the GMA500 chip (no Polsulbo driver so it falls back to using VESA). Does yours have the same chipset and did you find accelerated drivers for it? Or do you just use it at the console (where it's pretty snappy).

I've upgraded mine to the maximum 2GB of RAM. put a newer SSD in it, and replaced the BCM wireless card (which never worked reliably) with an Atheros. But it's a wonderful little unit.

Thanks for the episode!


Klaatu says: Team Mrs. Honeyhume

Posted at 2020-07-29T04:29:15Z relating to the show hpr3121 which was released on 2020-07-20 by Windigo entitled Opposing Views on Tattoos

You only get one body in life, so why not decorate it?


igottrolledintolisteningtothis says: Title should be

Posted at 2020-07-27T09:08:40Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

A short devuan review so im allowed to post this here then a full episode of my opinions on race and american politics


Klaatu says: SD Card + encrypted hard drive

Posted at 2020-07-27T00:26:57Z relating to the show hpr3108 which was released on 2020-07-01 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Fuguita as a Desktop

I love the idea of a bootable SD card reading /home from an encrypted hard drive, rendering the computer without the SD card "a brick". Great model.


x says: Good!

Posted at 2020-07-26T15:05:10Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

Very interesting things that I had no idea about.


Ken Fallon says: Apologies to Zen_Floater2

Posted at 2020-07-24T09:21:21Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

It was not Zen_Floater2 intention to have shownotes for this episode. When posting this show, I added the shownotes and tags to this episode.

The changes made were as follows:

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> Tags: Devuan, Debian, sysvinit, OpenRC, systemd.
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> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> Devuan is a fork Debian that uses sysvinit or OpenRC instead of systemd, which is the default in newer Debian releases. The Devuan development team aim to maintain compatibility with other init systems in the future and not detach Linux from other Unix systems.


Ko says: Misuse of HPR

Posted at 2020-07-23T13:08:32Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

HPR is an open platform and it is very troubling to find out that it has been had.
Someone felt the need to troll the platform with political statements backed by doubtful arguments wrapped in a misleading title.


an anonymous listener says: security is hard

Posted at 2020-07-22T23:55:30Z relating to the show hpr3119 which was released on 2020-07-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Converting to FFS2

I think you overstated the security aspect of read-only filesystems. Even if you set it to read-only at the block device level, it won't stop a rootkit or kernel exploit from writing to the drive. Some USB drives, SD cards, and occasionally hard drives, claim to support device level read-only mode, but even then, they almost all have writable firmware that could be maliciously modified by software on the host (see BadUSB). The only consumer hardware I know of that supports anything close to physical write protection is the CD-ROM, and even most CD-ROM drives keep their firmware on a writable flash chip.

Most of these are advanced attacks that average person will ever have to worry about, but worth keeping in mind. Read-only root filesystems are mainly meant for resilience against power failures and simple unprivileged malware, but it's not meant to provide any true security against sophisticated attacks. That's why we have UEFI SecureBoot.


b-yeezi says: Interesting but misleading title

Posted at 2020-07-22T13:44:03Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

You are entitled to your political opinions, but please title your episode appropriately.

I could talk about some of the accuracy of many of your statements, but I don't believe that this is the proper forum to do so.


draxil says: Very interesting listen

Posted at 2020-07-21T14:12:14Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

Very interesting listen! Probably more interesting than an episode about Devuan to be honest.


Ken Fallon says: Updated show notes

Posted at 2020-07-21T09:09:13Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

We do not listen to shows prior to posting, to ensure hosts are given the freedom of speech.
See: http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#not_moderated

As noted by the commenter's, the shownotes do not accurately reflect the content in the episode. I have therefore updated the shownotes to more accurately reflect the content discussed.


Dan says: Purposely misleading episode

Posted at 2020-07-21T08:26:04Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

For all listeners, there is 2 minutes of discussion about Devuan, the remaining 32 are political commentary.

I will no longer trust, or listen, to this contributor.


bittin says: Politics

Posted at 2020-07-21T05:38:20Z relating to the show hpr3122 which was released on 2020-07-21 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Devuan review - and commentary

This Podcast is more about American Politics then Devuan/Debian to be honest


Sam says: hpr2774 :: CJDNS and Yggdrasil

Posted at 2020-07-19T08:24:35Z relating to the show hpr2774 which was released on 2019-03-21 by aldenp entitled CJDNS and Yggdrasil

I thought your views were interesting. I was particularly interested in how you highlighted that CJDNS was going to monetized and Yggdrasil was not or at least yet.

I've read about CJDNS, Yggdrasil and IPFS and I'm not sure exactly how all these overlap. My "limited" understanding is CJDNS and Yggdrasil "are" just the network but IPFS is the network plus a network storage system. I don't understand how IPFS network finds things or works. Sure it uses a hash, I get that, but the mechanics of finding the hash, how it determines what pieces of multiple copies it routes back and how I don't get yet.

It would seem to me if we could get something like Yggdrasil for the network that could have multiple encrypted hops like I2P or Tor and then have a store like IPFS, BUT you could choose what data you "mirrored" (like torrents or IPFS or zeronet)...well we would really have a kick ass open net that anyone could publish on anonymously and people could choose not to "mirror" some of the more seedy parts of the darknet.

I think these are coming together. I wish it were faster.


Guido says: Nice episode on a weird language

Posted at 2020-07-15T14:11:28Z relating to the show hpr3118 which was released on 2020-07-15 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E10 The Python Bumper Part 1, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Python is ancient, ever heard about Rust?


brian-in-ohio says: computer learning today

Posted at 2020-07-15T13:37:55Z relating to the show hpr3117 which was released on 2020-07-14 by knightwise entitled The joy of retro computing

I completely agree with the level of learning with computers today, so much of computer programming is opaque. Learning today seems to be, "oh i learned i needed to do sudo infront of apt-get, pip-install blah". Old computers, slackware install disks, forth on microcontrollers is the place to go to actually learn. Thanks for the show. Good to hear the roads are bad in other places than northwest ohio!


bk says: Please tell us about how you built the Manor

Posted at 2020-07-15T10:29:21Z relating to the show hpr3116 which was released on 2020-07-13 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Unscripted ramblings on a walk: Crisis at The Manor

I enjoyed your talk very much, and it has revived my project of creating this kind of resource to facilitate community with minimal dependence on The Cloud.
Thank you.
I hope you can manage to do a follow-up talk with details for community builders that would help us do the same and build on your experience.


Windigo says: Co-op hosting

Posted at 2020-07-14T17:09:08Z relating to the show hpr3116 which was released on 2020-07-13 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Unscripted ramblings on a walk: Crisis at The Manor

I'd also enjoy hearing more about manor.space.

The co-op style of hosting services (also discussed on episode 2411, "Co-op Paradise") is something that I find very encouraging!


brian-in-ohio says: network

Posted at 2020-07-13T15:11:45Z relating to the show hpr3116 which was released on 2020-07-13 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Unscripted ramblings on a walk: Crisis at The Manor

I would love to hear more about how you built out this network. Great show!


brian-in-ohio says: surprise

Posted at 2020-07-12T12:03:44Z relating to the show hpr3115 which was released on 2020-07-10 by operat0r entitled Pest Control

From the title and the show coming from operator, I thought this would be about some cool way to find bugs in code. I was surprised to hear this was about real life bugs! Good luck operator, I feel your pain.


Bruce Momjian says: Amazon

Posted at 2020-07-07T16:47:39Z relating to the show hpr3106 which was released on 2020-06-29 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E09 Postgres, from a series on Linux Inlaws

The Amazon product based on Postgres 8 is called Redshift, based on Paraccel.


crvs says: On math @ HPR

Posted at 2020-07-07T14:59:44Z relating to the show hpr3111 which was released on 2020-07-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

I found it surprising that Ken would call it "the dark side of teaching maths in HPR" since I disttinctly recall in a community news show, not long ago Ken himself requested someone to do a show on Fourier (or was it Laplace) transforms!


archer72 says: Very cool topic

Posted at 2020-07-04T10:37:50Z relating to the show hpr3109 which was released on 2020-07-02 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Matchbox Restoration Part 4, from a series on Model Hacking

I do like this topic. Look forward to the next episode.


Bob says: Levels

Posted at 2020-07-03T06:09:36Z relating to the show hpr3106 which was released on 2020-06-29 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E09 Postgres, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Couldn't hear Martin at all, just a low mumble.


Ahuka says: Good interview

Posted at 2020-07-02T15:25:58Z relating to the show hpr3097 which was released on 2020-06-16 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E07 The Big Blue Button, from a series on Linux Inlaws

I really enjoyed the interview. Good solid information about an open source project.


an anonymous listener says: free software licensing

Posted at 2020-07-02T11:29:09Z relating to the show hpr3097 which was released on 2020-06-16 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E07 The Big Blue Button, from a series on Linux Inlaws

The discussion about licenses and contribution agreements was interesting and informative. For example I really liked the way Fred explained how LGPL works in the context of projects like Big Blue Button, and how it compares to AGPL. Thanks for the show!


Luna Jernberg says: Firefox Flatpak

Posted at 2020-07-01T08:12:33Z relating to the show hpr3108 which was released on 2020-07-01 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Fuguita as a Desktop

Hello

We have Firefox as both Flatpak and Snap


sigflup says: Thanks

Posted at 2020-06-30T21:47:20Z relating to the show hpr3107 which was released on 2020-06-30 by crvs entitled Generating comfortable passwords

Thanks for this one!


brian-in-ohio says: more episodes

Posted at 2020-06-22T18:46:56Z relating to the show hpr3101 which was released on 2020-06-22 by Andrew Conway entitled Metrics

keep going with this, great topic


Ahuka says: Excellent!

Posted at 2020-06-22T14:29:42Z relating to the show hpr3101 which was released on 2020-06-22 by Andrew Conway entitled Metrics

I'm looking forward to more shows from this person.


Clinton Roy says: Looking forward to further episodes.

Posted at 2020-06-22T02:44:26Z relating to the show hpr3101 which was released on 2020-06-22 by Andrew Conway entitled Metrics

Thank you for this episode, it's a nice gentle introduction to the topic, I definitely look forward to future episodes.


cmhobbs says: re: productive walk

Posted at 2020-06-21T17:36:23Z relating to the show hpr3096 which was released on 2020-06-15 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Unscripted ramblings on a walk: PC Building., from a series on Hardware upgrades

Glad to hear it!

It was not nearly as challenging as I had expected given the tools on pcpartpicker. The hardest part was actually finding things that could ship! I had to swap parts on the build here and there via that site before I finally got everything together but it wasn't awful.

Happy building!


brian-in-ohio says: a book recommendation

Posted at 2020-06-19T16:30:01Z relating to the show hpr3100 which was released on 2020-06-19 by Ken Fallon entitled For your consideration - Makers Corner, from a series on Podcast recommendations

This guy Seth Kenlon wrote a book that might be useful to the budding game programmer using the 32bit. Developing Games on the Raspberry Pi: App Programming with Lua and L�ve, he has friends that need coffee!


ClaudioM says: All According to Plan! }:-)

Posted at 2020-06-18T13:23:19Z relating to the show hpr3099 which was released on 2020-06-18 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E08 The review of the review, from a series on Linux Inlaws

You *really* thought I wouldn't have done my research before recording??

**FOOLS!!** Mwahahahaa....

I had already found out about the new pricing scheme from an inside source in the deep web way before my review, and given the changes and all the red tape usually involved with such things, I knew it was worth putting that information out there for humankind to behold.

And since your assumption of my lineage was an extra benefit (I'm not Italian), I can now leak this cable from the "Fratellanza di Correzioni"...

http://www.kevra.org/TheBestOfNext/DifferentNeXTSpellings/DifferentNeXTSpellings.html

HACK THE PLANET!! THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!! I WANT TO BELIEVE!!1

(Thanks for the recursively recursive review. My skin is pretty thick. ;-) )


Mike Brehm says: Productive walk

Posted at 2020-06-17T14:35:16Z relating to the show hpr3096 which was released on 2020-06-15 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Unscripted ramblings on a walk: PC Building., from a series on Hardware upgrades

It's been at least 15 years since I attempted to pick all of the parts and build my own PC, but after hearing your talk I think I may give it another try.
Thank you for the inspiration.


frank says: The sketch

Posted at 2020-06-15T00:08:28Z relating to the show hpr3079 which was released on 2020-05-21 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E06 Porn and Trump, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Sorry to say, but I found the sketch not funny at all. Not because I’m a trump supporter (far from it), but it just was not funny in a comical sense. It gave me a sense of „fremdschämen“ and I had to skip over it after listening to the first minute or so.

Please also work on your audio balancing. First there was low-volume talk, then suddenly a much louder techno jingle (right before the sketch).


Ahuka says: I'm glad it helped

Posted at 2020-06-14T21:16:05Z relating to the show hpr3095 which was released on 2020-06-12 by Ahuka entitled Intro to GIMP, from a series on GIMP

I'm glad you liked it. I have one more already uploaded and in the queue, and I just finished writing a third one. So there is more to come.


brian-in-ohio says: the gimp

Posted at 2020-06-14T20:50:35Z relating to the show hpr3095 which was released on 2020-06-12 by Ahuka entitled Intro to GIMP, from a series on GIMP

Great show! My wife and I are avid bird watchers and this year I added taking pictures of them (the birds) to the mix and I've wanted to process some of those photos and often thought of the gimp. Looking forward to more tutorials, if they're half as good as the libre office set they'll be awesome. Thanks for the show.


operat0r says: dERp

Posted at 2020-06-13T05:51:01Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

forgot show notes ..

Jitsi

systemctl stop docker

rm -Rf /var/lib/docker
rm -Rf ~/.jitsi-meet-cfg


# change docker-data to your path you want to put images in
mount --rbind /media/moredata/docker-data /var/lib/docker



apt-get remove --purge install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io


apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io



curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.23.1/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose



git clone https://github.com/jitsi/docker-jitsi-meet && cd docker-jitsi-meet


systemctl restart docker

cp env.example .env
mkdir -p ~/.jitsi-meet-cfg/{web/letsencrypt,transcripts,prosody,jicofo,jvb}

docker-compose --log-level DEBUG up -d --force-recreate --remove-orphans


tail -f `find /var/lib/docker/containers -iname "*.log" `


docker container ls



docker exec -it d4c89a799fd7 bash


# side that will be controlled needs to run
https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron/releases/latest


lZen_Floater1 says: READ ONLY ROOTS

Posted at 2020-06-11T14:14:26Z relating to the show hpr3091 which was released on 2020-06-08 by Zen_Floater2 entitled fuguserv

You can set up Fuguita via OpenBSD to actually lock all root access writes OFF. In this case, the filesystem is read into memory on boot, then that filesystem is locked down for the duration. No one can make any changes to the system from that point forward. It could be run in QEMU and even lock down what drives could be accessed with the dd command as well. This makes any kind of attack, absolutely impossible.


cmhobbs says: great keyboard

Posted at 2020-06-11T00:14:33Z relating to the show hpr3094 which was released on 2020-06-11 by sigflup entitled Holy crud! I have a kinesis advantage 2 keyboard!

I've been using a Kinesis Advantage for years. Owner of two and I love them. They've helped with my RSI quite a lot.

Couple of notes: the esc (and fn keys) are membrane, i'm pretty sure. One can also program the keyboard to beep on all key-presses which is useful to avoid bottoming out.

I agree with your two week skill acquisition time with the keyboard. I find that many years later I still want to use the advantage +/= and ~ locations on any other keyboard.

Thanks for sharing this one!


norrist says: read only router

Posted at 2020-06-08T21:57:57Z relating to the show hpr3091 which was released on 2020-06-08 by Zen_Floater2 entitled fuguserv

The idea of running your home router off a read only filesystem is very interesting.


cmhobbs says: quality episode

Posted at 2020-06-08T04:33:27Z relating to the show hpr3090 which was released on 2020-06-05 by operat0r entitled Locating Computer on a Enterprise Network, from a series on Networking

Really enjoyed this one. Found myself nodding along in agreement and finishing some of your sentences. Lots of good refresher and some new tips in here for me. Thanks a ton for submitting this one!


b-yeezi says: Thanks for reminding me

Posted at 2020-06-05T05:25:56Z relating to the show hpr3090 which was released on 2020-06-05 by operat0r entitled Locating Computer on a Enterprise Network, from a series on Networking

Good episode. Thanks for reminding me that I know nothing about networking.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Modern Sheevaplug support

Posted at 2020-06-04T09:11:51Z relating to the show hpr3083 which was released on 2020-05-27 by Dave Morriss entitled Mumbling while on lockdown

Hi Windigo!

Thanks for the link. I'd love to get my old Sheevaplug up and running again, and this looks like the site to help me do so.

I don't actually have a use for it at the moment. It had a USB disk on it and I used to use it as a Git repo (a package called 'Gitosis' I think), and could access it when away from home. Then it was a "playground" for learning about Bind. Then the disk crashed!

Anyway, this is now on my to-do list. Thank you!

Dave


Windigo says: Modern Sheevaplug support

Posted at 2020-06-03T22:03:05Z relating to the show hpr3083 which was released on 2020-05-27 by Dave Morriss entitled Mumbling while on lockdown

Dave, I hope you'll be excited to hear that the Sheevaplug is still very well supported by Debian. I had one up-and-running with the latest version until very recently.

Here's a resource I used to set mine up: http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/

I have a hard time justifying keeping mine running, what with the Raspberry Pi and others being so much more full-featured and powerful, but it's definitely an interesting piece of hardware!


crvs says: you forgot november

Posted at 2020-06-02T21:56:34Z relating to the show hpr3087 which was released on 2020-06-02 by klaatu entitled Phonetic alphabet, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

so in the end i finally got the chorus of that one bloodhound gang song for which this episode is relevant. nice!


clacke says: The joy is real

Posted at 2020-06-02T09:10:54Z relating to the show hpr3072 which was released on 2020-05-12 by clacke entitled The joy of pip-tools and pyenv-virtualenv, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

I have been using pyenv-virtualenv for a month now, and I am reminded every day of how happy I am to never be running another `pipenv run` or `pipenv shell` ever again.


clacke says: Atom "tombstones" RFC

Posted at 2020-06-02T00:52:51Z relating to the show hpr3082 which was released on 2020-05-26 by clacke entitled RFC 5005 Part 1 – Paged and archived feeds? Who cares?

fluffy mentioned Atom "tombstones", defined in 'The Atom "deleted-entry" Element', https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6721


MrX says: Re Groove based tape format

Posted at 2020-05-31T10:50:15Z relating to the show hpr3083 which was released on 2020-05-27 by Dave Morriss entitled Mumbling while on lockdown

Hi Dan yes you are quite correct it was indeed the Tefifon, I couldn't remember its name. It certainly is a very strange device. The one they had at the museum of communication wasn't in working condition at the time, they were in the process of trying to repair it I hope they succeeded. I must thank you for bringing this up as I really enjoyed rewatching the YouTube video link you gave which gives an excellent introduction of the device. The sound quality seemed surprisingly good. I watched the video while sitting out in the sun in my back garden. All the best MrX



Ahuka says: Missing Fifty

Posted at 2020-05-28T19:21:35Z relating to the show hpr3084 which was released on 2020-05-28 by Thaj Sara entitled AudioBookClub 18 - Star Trek: The Continuing Mission

Hearing Fifty made me miss him again. And I must admit I was surprised to discover that I appeared in this episode. But good work on the reviews folks.


mordancy says: Blood Witness

Posted at 2020-05-28T01:42:48Z relating to the show hpr3053 which was released on 2020-04-15 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled AudioBookClub 17 - Blood Witness, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I love this book and can't wait to listen to this episode. Dave Hitt is amazing and has other stuff to listen to.

Visit his website for more stuff: http://www.davehitt.com/podcasts/.

While I agree with most of his opinions and information, there have been a few things I absolutely disagree with him about, but I get to hear a different point of view sometime and


monochromec says: The review of the review

Posted at 2020-05-27T14:47:51Z relating to the show hpr3093 which was released on 2020-06-10 by Claudio Miranda entitled Response to Linux Inlaws S01E06 (hpr 3079) on NeXT

Thanks for the valuable feedback Claudio! We'll tackle this as part of a future episode.


Dave Morriss says: Response to 'nobody' re awk

Posted at 2020-05-22T21:40:04Z relating to the show hpr3013 which was released on 2020-02-19 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash Tips - 21, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thank you for your feedback. If I interpret you correctly I think you may have misunderstood the spirit of my earlier comment.

I was replying to crvs when he mentioned the use of shebangs in the context of writing awk scripts. I took him to mean that this particular episode had helped to provide an insight which assisted with his understanding.

In my reply I pointed to the series that b-yeezi and I had done on awk where we'd tried to introduce people to this tool and had made many many references to the gawk manual along the way of course.

There is no contest with the gawk manual itself, if that is what you were implying. The manual is obviously the most comprehensive and definitive resource on the utility and the language. The resource which b-yeezi and I had tried to provide was simply a way into concepts which may have been daunting and somewhat inaccessible to some.

Our role was one of supplementing the manual itself, not of superseding it in any way.

I hope this clarifies any misunderstanding there may have been.


Dave Morriss says: To 'nobody' re ANSI-C quoting

Posted at 2020-05-22T16:44:12Z relating to the show hpr3071 which was released on 2020-05-11 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - quotes inside quoted strings, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for this.

You are of course perfectly right. I tend not to think of this way of doing things - maybe because I originally learned Unix on HP-UX and SunOS a long time ago. I might be accused of being a little stuck in my ways!

I did think of mentioning this in the show but didn't do it because it was a "snippet" and I didn't want to go into too much detail and make the episode too long. I did link to the relevant page in the documentation (https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/html_node/Quoting.html) however.

Feel free to add to the Bash Scripting series yourself. I look forward to hearing a different view from you in due course.



nobody says: Further simplifying

Posted at 2020-05-22T11:32:23Z relating to the show hpr3071 which was released on 2020-05-11 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - quotes inside quoted strings, from a series on Bash Scripting

There are actually more than two types of quoting in bash. In addition to 'single' and "double there are also $'ANSI-C' and $"localized" quotations. For this problem I would have used the $'ANSI-C' quotation:
alias show_network=$'nmap -sn 192.168.0.0/24 | awk '/^Nmap scan report/{print ""; print; next}{print}''

Personally I find this a bit more readable. It might not be as portable but that shouldn't matter as the episode specifically addresses Bash.

Here are the expansions for the ANSI-C quotation in the Bash manual:
https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/html_node/ANSI_002dC-Quoting.html


Zen_floater2 says: my magical forrest Atheist comments.

Posted at 2020-05-22T02:47:21Z relating to the show hpr3078 which was released on 2020-05-20 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Update 2020-05-07, from a series on Health and Healthcare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG6yodWq9OU

Capitalsm is successful as it models natures "kill or be killed" ethic at a conscious level.

In short, YES, your going to get out there and your going to die.
The problem was in allowing China into this "GLOBAL" community, not whether or not your going to hide in your house...


jezra says: an amazing mix of custom hardware and software

Posted at 2020-05-19T18:26:02Z relating to the show hpr3077 which was released on 2020-05-19 by DanNixon entitled Video conference Push to Talk, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thank you for sharing. I have now fallen down a rabbit hole of links to software I didn't know I needed. :)


Ken Fallon says: Brilliant Idea

Posted at 2020-05-19T11:03:50Z relating to the show hpr3077 which was released on 2020-05-19 by DanNixon entitled Video conference Push to Talk, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I may just try this. I'll probably use different parts.


Tony Hughes says: Feedback from Tuturto

Posted at 2020-05-14T20:51:16Z relating to the show hpr3073 which was released on 2020-05-13 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Matchbox and Diecast Restoration, from a series on Model Hacking

Thanks for the comments, I will be covering how I go about dismantling the models, removing paint from the casting and plastic parts as part of the series. My next episode will be about the basic tools and materials you need to get started.


tuturto says: sounds good

Posted at 2020-05-13T06:59:13Z relating to the show hpr3073 which was released on 2020-05-13 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Matchbox and Diecast Restoration, from a series on Model Hacking

Looking forward the series!
I haven't ever stripped Matchbox cars, but I have done fair share of miniature stripping. I'm interested on hearing how you handle this as these models have both metal and plastic parts.


Bendy says: skynet

Posted at 2020-05-12T19:09:50Z relating to the show hpr3069 which was released on 2020-05-07 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E05 Porn and Skynet, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Wow! I didn't realise skynet was really nvidia. I'm going to bin my graphics card right now. Thank you so much for this heads-up!!!


tuturto says: Interesting and insightful

Posted at 2020-05-12T07:03:12Z relating to the show hpr3072 which was released on 2020-05-12 by clacke entitled The joy of pip-tools and pyenv-virtualenv, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

It's been awhile since I needed to do Python package management, but thanks to this episode I'm ready next time the need arises.


Dave Morriss says: To Bookewyrmm

Posted at 2020-05-07T20:45:02Z relating to the show hpr3063 which was released on 2020-04-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Pens, pencils, paper and ink - 1, from a series on The art of writing

Thanks for the comment; it's much appreciated.

My interest in fountain pens didn't really develop until I was beyond school age. School had the effect of making me dislike using them because I was forced to do so. I have been a frequent ballpoint pen user from my university student days, because it was easier to write rapidly with one when in lectures or other places where rapid transcription was needed.

I can see how an interest in the older 1950/1960 designs of ballpoint pens would be a thing. Quite collectable!

Your hand-made journal sounds wonderful, with the leather cover too! I have never owned anything so good, but I do have some notebooks that I like so much I have never used them and probably never will! Your reaction to your journal is perfectly understandable.

I'd like to hear more about the pen collection and the journal if you feel you could make a show about them :-)


Dave Morriss says: To Archer72

Posted at 2020-05-07T20:31:50Z relating to the show hpr3063 which was released on 2020-04-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Pens, pencils, paper and ink - 1, from a series on The art of writing

Hi. Thanks for the comment.

I know what you mean; I'm no artist myself. My daughter took art and science at school and has developed her art skills since then. She always tells me to just keep sketching if I want to get better at it. That's what she has done to try to get to a place where she can start to combine her science interests with her art.

I guess the message is that you can develop abilities if you keep trying!


Bookewyrmm says: Pens, ink and paper

Posted at 2020-05-07T14:23:27Z relating to the show hpr3063 which was released on 2020-04-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Pens, pencils, paper and ink - 1, from a series on The art of writing

Dave, my apologies for the late comment, I had intended to get it in prior to the community news, but, life happens.

I too have always been fascinated by these tools. My fascination was multiplied by both of my parents working in parallel industries when I was young. My father worked in an art and drafting supply house, my mother in an office supplies store.

Instead of turning to fountain pens, my disposition is toward ball point pens. While I do agree that they aren't the greatest writing tools, I have leaned toward advertising pieces and novelty pens. I have pens in my collection from as early as the 1950s and 60s. Mostly local business advertising, a few national chains/brand names.

Art class in middle school introduced me to papers and textures and artisan papers. I am a proud owner of a 100% hand made journal. (Not by me, I don't have that level of skill) the 300 pages of paper is all hand made from recycled cardboard and denim an the entire volume is bound in hand tooled leather. It is so nice, I am scared to write in it...lol


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Ahuka

Posted at 2020-05-06T13:16:13Z relating to the show hpr3066 which was released on 2020-05-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

I'm glad you enjoyed the show.

In having run through it earlier, when Mumble refused to record anything for me, I obviously gave myself an accidental rehearsal, so maybe the show wasn't as disjointed as it could have been :-)

Yes, it's more fun when there are two of us to discuss and banter a bit, so I prefer the normal setup.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Blood type distribution

Posted at 2020-05-06T13:12:48Z relating to the show hpr3066 which was released on 2020-05-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks clacke.

I think I was confusing "I have learnt this stuff" with "I know about this stuff" and got a bit muddled! Now I think of it, I was learning about blood groups more than 50 years ago!

It's an interesting subject though and I must go and refresh my dwindling/dwindled knowledge about it all.


Ahuka says: I loved the show

Posted at 2020-05-06T12:24:39Z relating to the show hpr3066 which was released on 2020-05-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

You did a good job, Dave. Though I am guessing you would like to have Ken back next time!


clacke says: Blood type distribution

Posted at 2020-05-06T01:07:45Z relating to the show hpr3066 which was released on 2020-05-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Dave mentioned in passing that 0+ would be an unusual blood type.

One might think so when just looking at how the alleles work. All you need is one A or one B allele and then the 0+ would be overruled. One might be tempted to believe that it's 25% each of 0, A, B and AB. But that assumes an even distribution of genes.

My blood type is A+, and I grew up being taught it was the most common one. When I moved to Hong Kong I learned that blood type distribution is not universal. Someone told me my blood type was "unusual".

While A+ is not exactly unusual, in China (and I assume HK) near 50% of the population is 0+, while A+ is at around 25%.

It's also not as dominant in Sweden as I was led to believe. 37% of Swedes are A+ while 32% are 0+.

In the UK and US, 0+ is somewhat more common than A+, the reverse of the Swedish distribution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_type_distribution_by_country


Dave Morriss says: No problem

Posted at 2020-05-05T17:10:37Z relating to the show hpr3066 which was released on 2020-05-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

I appreciate the feedback, tuturto. I also feel the Community News is an important part of HPR, and the show must go on as they say!


Archer72 says: Fountain pens

Posted at 2020-05-05T10:08:51Z relating to the show hpr3063 which was released on 2020-04-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Pens, pencils, paper and ink - 1, from a series on The art of writing

This episode leaves me wishing I were a writer/artist. It is an interesting medium that my daughter (an artist) may take up, since she had been sketching pen drawings lately.


tuturto says: Thanks

Posted at 2020-05-04T07:48:42Z relating to the show hpr3066 which was released on 2020-05-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks for keeping flag of Hacker Public Radio high up and doing the community episode all by yourself. Listening to recap of whole previous month worth of episodes is one of those things that I look forward when a new month starts.


brian in ohio says: enemies

Posted at 2020-05-01T19:41:06Z relating to the show hpr3065 which was released on 2020-05-01 by Ahuka entitled The case for the unattributed message, from a series on Social Media

Its sad that ahuka considers his fellow citizen on the other side of the political spectrum his enemies. Also, all governments, not just russia, sow political discord for their gain, just listen to voice of america and check out all the cia ops in central and south america. Quit picking on russia as a straw man.



Windigo says: Thanks for the introduction

Posted at 2020-05-01T03:16:39Z relating to the show hpr3059 which was released on 2020-04-23 by DanNixon entitled A quick intro to Snapcast

This sounds like very useful software; thanks for the introductory episode!


clacke says: Errata: Ubuntu Python virtualenv works just fine

Posted at 2020-04-30T17:56:07Z relating to the show hpr3072 which was released on 2020-05-12 by clacke entitled The joy of pip-tools and pyenv-virtualenv, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

I confused myself and created a Nix Python virtualenv (which doesn't work) when I thought I was creating an Ubuntu Python virtualenv (which actually does work).


crvs says: Re: Why listen?

Posted at 2020-04-30T06:36:08Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

Because by telling you that he doesn't know much about Jitsi operat0r has just invited you or anyone else out there to do a follow up show if you happen to know more.


Ahuka says: Herd immunity

Posted at 2020-04-24T12:48:47Z relating to the show hpr3054 which was released on 2020-04-16 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Thoughts, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Herd immunity is wonderful, and it is why vaccination is so important. When we have a vaccine (and the most common estimate I have seen is 18 months on that one), and when we ramp up production and get it out to over 300 million Americans, we'll be in a much better place.


brian in ohio says: clarification

Posted at 2020-04-24T00:48:30Z relating to the show hpr3054 which was released on 2020-04-16 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Thoughts, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Chloroquine is different from Hydroxychloroquine, my mistake. There are medicines that can help peoples own immune system get the through this (and many other diseases). Waiting for a vaccine is untenable for us all, we will all end up in the economic toilet, herd immunity is what we need, lets get going. (unless your at risk, hang back, 6 feet or 2 meters, and let the 'risk' takers get out there and pick up the pieces.


Mike Ray says: Re: Why listen?

Posted at 2020-04-23T12:18:42Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

These days I probably only listen to about ten percent of episodes.

I don't know why this is compared to the near 100% I listened to when I first found HPR. It is probably because I arrived at a peak, right slap in the middle of the legendary Ahuka Libra Office series exactly when I needed a leg up doing spreadsheets.

And also around that time Klaatu and Dave were doing a lot more.

But at no time have I complained about any episode.

My mother used to tell us, if you can't say anything nice, keep your mouth shut.

And nowadays I don't do any podcasts here because I have become too conscious that there will be listeners who know more about what I am talking about than I do.

But comments like the one criticising Operat0r for starting his cast by saying he knows little about the subject is not exactly encouraging to others, is it?


Ahuka says: Why listen?

Posted at 2020-04-23T12:02:06Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

Why indeed should anyone listen to an episode of HPR? The only answer I have is because it is of interest to you. I think of HPR as a party with a bunch of friends, not as a college curriculum. I listen to the ones I want to listen to, I skip the ones I don't. And I am not in the least bothered to think that there are people out there who don't want to listen to my shows.


Telford Tendys says: Freedom, Governance and Pandemic

Posted at 2020-04-23T07:59:21Z relating to the show hpr3054 which was released on 2020-04-16 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Thoughts, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I prefer free software because I like the freedom to do the things I want to do and live the life I want to live. Here's an excellent podcast discussion of these rather difficult questions.

https://powerhour.alexepstein.com/2020/04/23/power-hour-4-22-20-onkar-ghate-on-a-more-american-approach-to-covid-19/

You can download and listen without copy protection and there are no advertisements, however be aware that the above podcast is NOT under CC license, but linking should be fine. They take a somewhat hyper-rational approach to the issues, and some people might prefer an emotional perspective, but even if you disagree with their conclusions at least consider the way they methodically work through the key points.

Economics is about deciding the allocation of precious scarce resources, and inevitably this must involve a trade-off - very similar to Engineering. What is happening right now is that the lives and livelihoods of young people are being sliced away for the benefit of the older demographic. Despite this ethical dilemma, very few of the commentators are willing to even give the slightest recognition of those being sacrificed. Only those people who start with the understanding that a trade-off is involved are genuinely engaging with the problem.


Dave Morriss says: Very useful, thanks

Posted at 2020-04-22T11:05:47Z relating to the show hpr3052 which was released on 2020-04-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Locating computers on a network, from a series on Networking

Thanks for this. I have struggled to find devices on my network in the past, and eventually resorted to using nmap (which I used to use at work years ago).

I was not aware of arp-scan, and have just installed it. It's very much more helpful when searching for that new Pi just added to the network.

I'd not noticed before that "Raspberry Pi Foundation" had become "Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd" apparently with the arrival of the Pi 4, and that the MAC address base had changed then too.

Dave


Mike Ray says: Re: Why talk about jitsi?

Posted at 2020-04-21T10:07:34Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

To the person moaning about 'having' to listen to, or 'being expected' to listen to, a podcast about jitsi in which the host first says he doesn't know a lot about jitsi.

I think HPR might not be what you are looking for.

And you need to learn where the delete or skip button is.

In the few shows I have done for HPR, I have always been very conscious that there are, inevitably, people out there who know more than I do about what I am talking about.

Why don't you do a show about something and show us all just how smart you are?


justme says: I really enjoyed this episode

Posted at 2020-04-21T06:06:22Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

As Jitsi seems to be making the rounds coming out on top as the open source alternative to ZOOM this was really interesting and made me want to play around with it.

Thank you very much


tuturto says: Speaking of romans

Posted at 2020-04-21T04:54:35Z relating to the show hpr3048 which was released on 2020-04-08 by klaatu entitled Alternatives to toilet paper, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Romans also used tersorium or xylospongium, which is sea sponge tied on a stick. Those were in communal use and just rinsed in a bucket of water and vinegar in between of uses.

Also, a big portion of humanity uses hands (or rather a hand and water) to clean themselves and actually consider using toilet paper disgusting as it can't clean as well as water can. Different cultures and all that.


harvhat says: Why talk about Jitsi

Posted at 2020-04-21T03:35:59Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

I was wondering if I am expected to listen to a podcast if the first minute or so is the presenter explaining how they don't know much about the what they are about to talk about?

Seems the listeners time isn't being respected.


Ahuka says: Very timely

Posted at 2020-04-20T14:46:36Z relating to the show hpr3056 which was released on 2020-04-20 by operat0r entitled Jitsi

I was thinking about checking out jitsi, so this was a welcome find in my feed. Thanks for doing this.


brian in ohio says: politics

Posted at 2020-04-18T12:45:07Z relating to the show hpr3054 which was released on 2020-04-16 by Ahuka entitled Coronavirus Thoughts, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Its a shame that ahuka takes a decent look at the pandemic and has to drag his form of left wing politics in to it. Ad hominem attacks make you feel good but don't add to the strength of your argument. As far as Chloroquine and its possible usefulness in helping people recover from this disease here is a link to a National Institute of health article about this drug https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1232869/ dated 2005. This drug may be useful but peoples politics are getting in the way of seeing that. Who's rational. Lastly its easy for pensioners to say stay at home indefinitely, some of us need to go out and work there are many jobs you can't do from the comfort of your home in your pajamas. Poverty is a bigger killer than any pandemic


clacke says: Ridiculously tiny really

Posted at 2020-04-18T09:08:30Z relating to the show hpr3032 which was released on 2020-03-17 by Claudio Miranda entitled piCore on a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B

On a more relevant note: I love these minimalist approaches. A friend swears by Porteus, but that's still 300 MB. Tiny by most standards, but wouldn't fit on your card.

I think it's worth mentioning that while you said it left a few megabytes on your card, the core of Core is a mere 11 MB. He tried for the longest time to keep it below 10 MB, but had to break the barrier about 10 years ago.

It's still the only distro that fits in an email. :-)

Hadn't heard of NanoBSD before, thanks for bringing it up.


clacke says: First-class ranting

Posted at 2020-04-17T17:50:03Z relating to the show hpr3046 which was released on 2020-04-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2020, from a series on HPR Community News

Thank you Ken for a forceful and enlightened rant on the archiving mentality, the evergreen value of much knowledge, and the need for self-contained show material. I agreed with not only the general sentiment, but probably with every word said.

I'm glad you don't believe in editing things down.


clacke says: Re: Tiny Core maintainer name

Posted at 2020-04-15T14:57:58Z relating to the show hpr3032 which was released on 2020-03-17 by Claudio Miranda entitled piCore on a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B

I have never used Tiny Core Linux, but years of listening to ... Linux Outlaws probably? ... have still taught me the name of its maintainer by heart, because it's the most Bond Villain maintainer name ever.

*Sean Connery voice*

SHINGLEDECKER!!


brian in ohio says: electoral college

Posted at 2020-04-14T22:46:01Z relating to the show hpr3051 which was released on 2020-04-13 by Thaj Sara entitled The COVID-19 Work From Home Stream - Day 2

Its hard to believe a guy from Indiana would advocate for the elimination of the electoral college. You definitely would not need to vote if you live in Indiana if there was no electoral college. The US is not a democracy, its a republic big difference. The primaries and caucus system is a political party system and should not be confused with how Presidents are elected. One last thing health insurance is not health care. When you say universal health care your really saying universal health insurance. You still will have to fight an insurance company with "universal health care". Send Lawyers, guns and money the sh-- has hit the fan!
good show entertaining


clacke says: appservice-irc

Posted at 2020-04-12T10:46:43Z relating to the show hpr3034 which was released on 2020-03-19 by Thaj Sara entitled How to bridge Freenode IRC rooms to Matrix.org, from a series on Social Media

Oh cool!

When I was using Matrix+IRC before, unauthenticated FreeNode was still ok, but now I know what to do if I start using Matrix again.

I have been using XMPP and Biboumi, but didn't host my own and the hosted ones have not been reliable. I miss IRC, so I may come back to Matrix soon.


Ahuka says: Great sketch!

Posted at 2020-04-10T14:53:52Z relating to the show hpr3050 which was released on 2020-04-10 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E04 What's in a name, from a series on Linux Inlaws

I loved the sketch at the end. It was very funny, and very creative.


Bookewyrmm says: A word of caution

Posted at 2020-04-09T11:31:08Z relating to the show hpr3048 which was released on 2020-04-08 by klaatu entitled Alternatives to toilet paper, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I am not a health care worker, nor do I play one on TV. However I have worked in health care IT for 10 years. The word of caution I would inject, is in regards to the option of using a bare hand to clean the affected area. I would say this is a last resort substitute, due to the potential health risks associated with it. Hepatitis A is spread through fecal matter in food. If one is not supremely carefully, ie: wash thoroughly ( more than a minute) and then sanitize, you can spread Hep A to your self and your loved ones very easily.

Fortunately, Hep A is not fatal, mostly just uncomfortable, with a mild fever that passes and diarrhea for up to 30 days or so.


mcnalu says: The affected episode

Posted at 2020-04-08T15:06:31Z relating to the show hpr3048 which was released on 2020-04-08 by klaatu entitled Alternatives to toilet paper, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Toilet paper really is an odd invention. I believe there was a time when it was first marketed that the public thought it vaguely disgusting, and as you suggest, an unnecessary luxury.

One plausible explanation for the surge in toilet paper purchase is that in countries experiencing some form of lock down, more people work at home hence the demand from toilet paper moves from office wholesalers to retail shops and the supply chain takes time to adapt. In the mean time shelves will be empty.

There's a ruined Roman bath house near me situated on the Antonine Wall (Scotland). It has a latrine and evidence suggests they used moss to clean regio affectus.


lostnbronx says: Welcom back to the Audio Book Club!

Posted at 2020-04-08T07:07:38Z relating to the show hpr3053 which was released on 2020-04-15 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled AudioBookClub 17 - Blood Witness, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Really great to hear you guys once again! The "HPR Audio Book Club" has been missed. Free culture audiobook reviews live!


Mongo says: very interesting talk

Posted at 2020-04-04T05:32:44Z relating to the show hpr3027 which was released on 2020-03-10 by mightbemike entitled What is quantum computing and why should we care?

It wasn't enough information for me to build my own quantum computer, but I did find it interesting. Looking forward to episode two.


thelovebug says: Bass and Treble

Posted at 2020-04-02T10:53:24Z relating to the show hpr3043 which was released on 2020-04-01 by Archer72 entitled How I record for HPR

Thanks for this episode, I love hearing how people record shows... I might have to do one of these myself!

I'm curious as to why you attenuate the bass and treble by 6dB? The final episode has a telephone-y feel to it.

Would it be possible to get hold of the original file before it's processed?


Windigo says: Minimal distros are the best

Posted at 2020-03-26T22:48:33Z relating to the show hpr3032 which was released on 2020-03-17 by Claudio Miranda entitled piCore on a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B

I've tried out TinyCore a few times over the years, but had no idea they made a RaspberryPi edition. What a pleasant surprise!


Windigo says: Great episode

Posted at 2020-03-25T18:37:18Z relating to the show hpr3026 which was released on 2020-03-09 by operat0r entitled Hex Bug and Battle Bots

My partner uses hex bug (or similar) robots in her STEAM lessons (STEAM being an acronym for science, tech, engineering, art, and math), but I'd never heard of battle bots. They sound like loads of fun!

Please keep the episodes coming. You have a knack for doing episodes that exemplify the hacker ethos, while being fun and unique!


Klaatu says: History

Posted at 2020-03-22T20:07:41Z relating to the show hpr3031 which was released on 2020-03-16 by Daniel Persson entitled Daniel Persson - Me? Me!

It's fascinating to hear about the "early" Internet and Internet commerce. Thank you for sharing this history.


Klaatu says: Did not know this

Posted at 2020-03-22T19:47:07Z relating to the show hpr3034 which was released on 2020-03-19 by Thaj Sara entitled How to bridge Freenode IRC rooms to Matrix.org, from a series on Social Media

Thanks for the info Thaj. I didn't know how to do this, but now I do. I can now be both klaatu and notklaatu on Matrix, and that's pretty satisfying.


crvs says: Re: welcome!

Posted at 2020-03-11T10:34:52Z relating to the show hpr3028 which was released on 2020-03-11 by crvs entitled Monads and Haskell, from a series on Haskell

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
I hope I was clear enough and not too rambly. I didn't go into the monad laws because it was already difficult enough to be somewhat coherent :)


tuturto says: welcome!

Posted at 2020-03-11T07:32:53Z relating to the show hpr3028 which was released on 2020-03-11 by crvs entitled Monads and Haskell, from a series on Haskell

Welcome and thanks for the great first show!

You jumped directly to the deep end with a show about monads and category theory. When I saw it on the queue, I wanted to listen to it immediately. Instead I sawed it for the morning walk today so I could concentrate to it properly.


Ahuka says: Further discussion

Posted at 2020-03-09T15:23:33Z relating to the show hpr3025 which was released on 2020-03-06 by Ahuka entitled Keep unwanted messages off the Fediverse, from a series on Social Media

To place Serge's ideas in context, it should be pointed out first that he intended that the price paid on en e-mail would go to the recipient, which is why he said it would be a wash for most people. As a recovering economist, I do believe that anything that is provided with no charge at all is likely to be abused, and that is what we are talking about. And it is also worth noting that Serge's proposal about charging was a way to get around the only other feasible way to control abuse, which is to sharply limit who can send messages. I can, right now, write a rule that says anyone not already in my address book cannot successfully send me e-mail. I just delete on sight any e-mail from someone not in the book.


Ken Fallon says: I disagree

Posted at 2020-03-09T07:51:28Z relating to the show hpr3025 which was released on 2020-03-06 by Ahuka entitled Keep unwanted messages off the Fediverse, from a series on Social Media

Hi Ahuka,

As you know I am enjoying the series.

I don't think that charging for messaging, however small is the answer. It is socially unfair as it imposes a financial barrier that many may not be able to afford. To quote my mother, "It's not a lot to have, but it's a lot to want". I had to send 100 applications before I got my first job, that would amount to $1 in your proposal. Now put that into context when your income is $41/month, and you see it excludes the poorest nations.
https://www.worlddata.info/average-income.php

In any event it was tried with email back in the 1990/2000's and failed.
https://www.geek.com/news/yahoo-introduces-paid-for-e-mail-service-called-centmail-872762/

However it didn't stop companies in using the idea for profit.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2006/02/aol-yahoo-and-goodmail-taxing-your-email-fun-and-profit

I also have concerns on any solution that requires a verified identity in order to participate. As soon as you do, you stop been federated, and start been walled gardens. Not to mention the registration process that would be needed, and then would need to be taxed, and surely limited to authorized providers, etc etc.

I'm glad of the chance to think about this, so please keep them coming.


MrX says: Re great storytelling

Posted at 2020-03-07T09:40:35Z relating to the show hpr3024 which was released on 2020-03-05 by MrX entitled A funny thing happened the other day

Hi tuturto
Many thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed the episode it certainly had us stumped when it happened.

All the best
MrX


Carl says: Version 3

Posted at 2020-03-05T21:11:58Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

@nobody, not sure what I did earlier to produce that arithmetic error, I just tried it again and your examples are working. Sorry about that.

I just did a third version:
http://www.sodface.com/misc/qots-crew-gen3

Greatly simplified, no loops and just using shuf repeatedly per nobody's example to get the first and last name.

https://pastebin.com/iaXw9ZL2

Thanks to both Dave and nobody for the feedback.


ClaudioM says: FLOSS Weekly #568

Posted at 2020-03-05T17:19:44Z relating to the show hpr3019 which was released on 2020-02-27 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E02 FOSDEM shenanigans, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Thanks to these episodes, I realized that Chris Zimmerman was also interviewed on FLOSS Weekly #568 where he talks about Linux Bier Wanderung. I thought the voice sounded familiar, so I had to do some research, and yes, it's the same Chris from Linux Inlaws. :-)

https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/episodes/568


nobody says: $(())

Posted at 2020-03-05T16:30:40Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

>to see if it's more prone to do that than the awk random number generator
I doubt there is any significant difference. Certainly not any that would matter for a project like this.

>To be clear, you're not suggesting the pre/post increments work on busybox/ash correct - they don't appear to unless I'm doing it wrong:
I just threw up a Alpine container and at least there it works just fine. What command did you run that produced this error message?


Carl says: Neat

Posted at 2020-03-05T12:32:11Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

> echo $((RANDOM%firstnames_len))
That's neat. The first time I tried it though I got the same number twice in a row:
m300-01:/srv$ echo $((RANDOM%100))
88
m300-01:/srv$ echo $((RANDOM%100))
88
m300-01:/srv$ echo $((RANDOM%100))
68

Probably just a fluke but I'd be interested to test it in rapid succession (eg. a loop) to see if it's more prone to do that than the awk random number generator.

To be clear, you're not suggesting the pre/post increments work on busybox/ash correct - they don't appear to unless I'm doing it wrong:

-ash: arithmetic syntax error


nobody says: Standalone increment in ash

Posted at 2020-03-05T12:02:25Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

Also if you want the ((i++)) increment for ash you could pretty easily replicate it with:

: $((i++))


bittin says: yay

Posted at 2020-03-05T10:51:25Z relating to the show hpr3009 which was released on 2020-02-13 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E01, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Hello!

Heard Chris Zimmermann talking about LBW in FLOSS Weekly and mentioned your podcast also was an old Outlaws listener, so started listening to your new Inlaws show now today :)

seems nice so far only listened 20 minutes


nobody says: Re: Re:

Posted at 2020-03-05T10:03:34Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

To see what tools your Busybox come with you should run it without options. Busybox is quite configurable so you should check documentation generated with the same configuration as your target. That web page is either very outdated or generated from some sample configuration.

Besides, ash also has $RANDOM so using AWK isn't really necessary:

echo $((RANDOM%firstnames_len))

Here is also a fix for Dave's suggestion:

i=1; for name in A B C; do echo "$((i++)): $name"; done

And if you use preincrement the i=1 is also unnecessary:

for name in A B C; do echo "$((++i)): $name"; done


tuturto says: great storytelling

Posted at 2020-03-05T08:11:40Z relating to the show hpr3024 which was released on 2020-03-05 by MrX entitled A funny thing happened the other day

I loved the storytelling in this one and use of sound effects. Really made my morning.


Carl says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 2020-03-05T04:05:12Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

@nobody

I looked at shuf for this but it's not a busybox builtin and not included out of the box with Alpine, though awk is, which is why I went with it to generate the random number pairs. So to say that I don't know what tools are available is perhaps a little unfair as I did state in the episode that I'm limiting myself to busybox builtins. Imposing that limitation on myself is perhaps a little silly, but, it is a fact that I would have to install _something_ to get the additional functionality you reference, and that may not always be possible or desirable in embedded applications.

Actually, I wrote the above so I'll leave it there, but I decided to double check. I usually refer to https://busybox.net/BusyBox.html as a single page reference to the builtins and shuf isn't listed but /usr/bin/shuf is indeed a symlink to /bin/busybox on one of my Alpine devices, which is a little annoying. When I work on a script like this one, I usually do it on my laptop that has all the full tools on it but I double check against the busybox page to make sure I'm not using a command or an option to a command that busybox doesn't support. Then I test it on one of the devices.


Carl says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 2020-03-05T04:04:22Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

I asked for a critque so I appreciate the comments!

@Dave
I don't have any _strong_ reasons for not using bash, but it boils down to:
- Most of the limited scripting I do is on Raspberry Pi and other SBC type devices, usually with Alpine Linux, which out of the box has /bin/sh as a symlink to busybox, so I work with that in lieu of installing bash.

- I sort of like the extra challenge of not using bashisms, even if it does make things a bit harder/uglier than it needs to be.

I'm at a loss to explain where I came up with the triple parentheses for incrementing i. I just tried it on busybox and two seems to work fine (though three does also). The ++ form does not (as you note it would require bash) though I'm familiar with that form, it just doesn't work within the constraints of busybox.


nobody says: Little correction to my comment

Posted at 2020-03-04T18:11:54Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

Forgot to actually remove the bashism... and forgot a semicolon

paste ranks.txt position.txt | while read -r x; do
printf '%s %s %sn' "$x" "$(shuf -n 1 first.txt)" "$(shuf -n 1 last.txt)"
done


nobody says: There must be an easier way

Posted at 2020-03-04T18:08:21Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

The biggest problem with your scripting seems to be that you don't really know what tools are available and what options they have. My recommendation would be for you to just see what comes included with the coreutils and busybox, you'll find all kinds of wonderful little tools there.

In bash my solution to this would be this single line:

paste ./ranks.txt ./position.txt <(shuf -n 10 first.txt) <(shuf -n 10 last.txt)

If you don't mind two crewmen having two the same name then you can add -r to the shuf flags, at least when using GNU coreutils.

Since busybox' ash lacks the wonderful process substitution of bash (the <(cmd) in the above) I would probably just do something like this:

while read -r x do
printf '%s %s %sn' "$x" "$(shuf -n 1 first.txt)" "$(shuf -n 1 last.txt)"
done <(paste ranks.txt position.txt)

With larger files this ash compatible version would be quite inefficient and slow but I doubt that really matters here.


Dave Morriss says: Another Bash-ism that might be useful

Posted at 2020-03-04T16:08:55Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

I appreciate that you are not using Bash in your script, but unless you have some strong reason not to I'd advise using it. Often 'sh' is just a restricted form of Bash!

If you agree then you can change things like:

line_num=$(printf "${crew_member}" | cut -d',' -f1)
line_num=$(printf "${crew_member}" | cut -d',' -f2)

into:

line_num="${crew_member%,*}" # gets first element
line_num="${crew_member#*,}" # gets second element

This only deals with two-element comma-separated lists so it's not quite as flexible as 'cut'.

The % provides suffix removal and # prefix removal. I covered this in show 1648 (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1648)


Dave Morriss says: Bash arithmetic

Posted at 2020-03-04T10:49:34Z relating to the show hpr3023 which was released on 2020-03-04 by Carl entitled Critique My Script, Episode 1 - Qots-Crew-Gen

The expression you use to increment 'i' stands out to me:

i=$((( ${i} +1 )))

Bash has pre- and post-increment arithmetic expressions and there's a compound command which lets you use:

((i++))

Look for "compound commands" and "arithmetic evaluation" in the Bash documentation. I covered some of this in http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1951

For example, the following one-liner sets and increments 'i' as you do:

i=1; for name in A B C; do echo "$i: $name"; ((i++)); done
1: A
2: B
3: C


norrist says: These 2 guys should get together more often

Posted at 2020-02-26T15:42:07Z relating to the show hpr3008 which was released on 2020-02-12 by Kevin Wisher entitled Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 5

What a fun and wandering conversion from 2 interesting people. Someone should get these 2 together on a regular basis. Or they should start their own HPR series. Interesting listening.


Dave Morriss says: Writing awk scripts

Posted at 2020-02-24T12:55:39Z relating to the show hpr3013 which was released on 2020-02-19 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash Tips - 21, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad the episode was helpful.

In case you missed it, there is a series "Learning Awk" on HPR which you can find here: http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php?id=94

This has been restructured for publication on opensource.com, starting at https://opensource.com/article/19/10/intro-awk


crvs says: So that's how you use shebangs!

Posted at 2020-02-24T12:18:26Z relating to the show hpr3013 which was released on 2020-02-19 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash Tips - 21, from a series on Bash Scripting

After all these years I finally understand how you write an awk script! Thank you!


Jon Kulp says: HTTP not HTTPS

Posted at 2020-02-21T12:07:07Z relating to the show hpr3014 which was released on 2020-02-20 by Jon Kulp entitled A Headless Raspberry Pi Streaming Radio

You're right! I found the same thing but forgot to mention it in either the recording or the show notes. So far all of the streams I listen to work with the http prefix, though. I seem to recall that command-line VLC (cvlc) can play streams with https but I may be wrong. I'm on my phone at the moment and can't verify.


b-yeezi says: Issue with mpg123

Posted at 2020-02-20T23:04:45Z relating to the show hpr3014 which was released on 2020-02-20 by Jon Kulp entitled A Headless Raspberry Pi Streaming Radio

I tried to use mpg123 with a remote stream and found the following problem on Ubuntu 19.10:

The URL MUST start with http:// and not https://, or else it looks to play a local file, and you get the error, "file access error, (code 22)". If stream redirects http to https, your stream should play. If it doesn't, you may be out of luck. For instance, I picked a random podcast on iTunes and it failed to redirect. On the other hand, using a file from HPR works just fine.


Jon Kulp says: Still Streaming with URL Update

Posted at 2020-02-20T23:04:07Z relating to the show hpr3014 which was released on 2020-02-20 by Jon Kulp entitled A Headless Raspberry Pi Streaming Radio

Thanks for the comment, I hope the Pi+mpg123 suits your needs. Mine is still working perfectly after about a month, though I had to update the URL for one of the streams. I love my Pi radio!


b-yeezi says: Trying this tonight

Posted at 2020-02-20T17:18:38Z relating to the show hpr3014 which was released on 2020-02-20 by Jon Kulp entitled A Headless Raspberry Pi Streaming Radio

Thanks for the show. I will be trying out mpg123 on one of my pis tonight!


folky says: Dark reader

Posted at 2020-02-20T11:55:39Z relating to the show hpr3003 which was released on 2020-02-05 by Kevin Wisher entitled Hacker Public Radio 2019 2020 New Year Show Episode 4

Thanks for the recommendation of Dark Reader. It's really great. I just would wish it would work on all the about: pages too. really shocking when you suddenly got hit by the brightness.


Chris says: LinuxInlaws

Posted at 2020-02-19T15:13:00Z relating to the show hpr3009 which was released on 2020-02-13 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E01, from a series on Linux Inlaws

@Peter: All will be revealed in a future episode soon. Stay tuned! :-)


Peter Mortensen says: The predecessor?

Posted at 2020-02-19T04:34:13Z relating to the show hpr3009 which was released on 2020-02-13 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E01, from a series on Linux Inlaws

Linux Inlaws? Ha-ha-ha-ha.

The successor to Linux Outlaws (2007-2014)? en DOT wikipedia DOT org/wiki/Linux_Outlaws

How many will get that reference nearly 6 years later? All the listeners for which the closing of Linux Outlaws left a gaping hole in the podcast landscape?


Windigo says: Thanks for the series

Posted at 2020-02-18T05:50:36Z relating to the show hpr3002 which was released on 2020-02-04 by Paul Quirk entitled World of Commodore 2019 Episode 8: Vote of thanks

I found all of the World of Commodore episodes you've submitted to be very enjoyable. I don't have much experience with Commodores or that era of computing, and hearing what the community is currently able to achieve is fascinating

Thanks for the wonderful series!


Ken Fallon says: Murmer/Mumble

Posted at 2020-02-15T08:44:37Z relating to the show hpr3009 which was released on 2020-02-13 by monochromec entitled Linux Inlaws S01E01, from a series on Linux Inlaws

HPR fund a mumble service where you can directly connect to Mumble.

ch1.teamspeak.cc port 64747



Ahuka says: Great show!

Posted at 2020-02-06T17:46:59Z relating to the show hpr2999 which was released on 2020-01-30 by Daniel Persson entitled SQRL - Secure Quick Reliable Login

Thanks for a very good presentation on this exciting protocol. I hope this does get taken up by major sites. The old username/password stuff is not nearly secure enough, and this could be a major upgrade.


mcnalu says: Great!

Posted at 2020-02-02T21:04:37Z relating to the show hpr3000 which was released on 2020-01-31 by Paul Quirk entitled Chopin Free project

Excellent show. Love Chopin.


Ahuka says: Great show!

Posted at 2020-02-02T17:32:30Z relating to the show hpr3000 which was released on 2020-01-31 by Paul Quirk entitled Chopin Free project

I loved this. I have previously supported a similar effort by Kimiko Ishizaka to record royalty-free versions of Bach. We need more free culture!


ClaudioM says: Wow...just, WOW!

Posted at 2020-01-31T13:02:59Z relating to the show hpr3000 which was released on 2020-01-31 by Paul Quirk entitled Chopin Free project

What a wonderful episode for 3000! I enjoyed this episode on my way to work. Chopin is one of my favorite composers and hearing his works just stirred my heart with emotion, especially the last two pieces. Thank you for sharing this with everyone and thank you HPR for a moving episode 3000!


Greg Nacu says: Thanks for the episode!

Posted at 2020-01-29T21:10:15Z relating to the show hpr2992 which was released on 2020-01-21 by Paul Quirk entitled World of Commodore 2019 Episode 6: Introduction to C64 OS, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Hi. Thank you for the publicity, and the HPR episode about my presentation of C64 OS at World of Commodore.

I also appreciate your comments before and after the presentation. For more information about C64 OS the official website is c64os.com.



Ken Fallon says: Condolences on behalf of HPR

Posted at 2020-01-20T16:02:06Z relating to the show hpr2988 which was released on 2020-01-15 by sigflup entitled A tale of two hackers in the same system

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your friend and fellow hacker Allison.

(http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2592)


brian says: oops

Posted at 2020-01-18T16:04:30Z relating to the show hpr2989 which was released on 2020-01-16 by Kevin Wisher entitled Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 1

there is a crack in my screen, right where my name was misspelled in that comment.. at least i am laughing this morning.


beian says: silence?

Posted at 2020-01-18T16:01:25Z relating to the show hpr2989 which was released on 2020-01-16 by Kevin Wisher entitled Hacker Public Radio 2019-20 New Year Show Episode 1

silence removal is not very kind to me... it made for good disjointed rambling though.


ClaudioM says: Welcome Back!

Posted at 2020-01-15T17:51:50Z relating to the show hpr2988 which was released on 2020-01-15 by sigflup entitled A tale of two hackers in the same system

So good to have you back on HPR! Pretty neat story. Do you have any more like that? I'm sure others would be interested in hearing stories like that.

Again, welcome back!


Dave says: Like the show

Posted at 2020-01-02T01:17:55Z relating to the show hpr2979 which was released on 2020-01-02 by Jon Kulp entitled Bicycle Freewheel Maintenance, from a series on Bicycle Hacking

Just wanted to say how much I like the episodes by Mr. Kulp.


pokey says: A long overdue thank you.

Posted at 2020-01-01T07:18:18Z relating to the show hpr95 which was released on 2008-05-12 by rowinggolfer entitled Security Wow!

Thank you for this episode. Your take on podcast "sponsorships," and the way this episode made me laugh has been the inspiration for many of my own recordings for HPR, DevRandom, and now The Urandom Podcast. Its been more than 10 years, and I still remember HPR #0095 fondly (if not clearly). The commercial spoofs (which are very popular with my co-hosts, and possibly even with our listener) that I do from time to time on https://random-podcast.info/ are all just an attempt to share the cynical amusement I felt when I heard Security Wow!.


MrX says: Re: Great series

Posted at 2019-12-27T17:19:42Z relating to the show hpr2963 which was released on 2019-12-11 by MrX entitled A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 3, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Hi Gabriel, thanks for the nice comments glad you’ve enjoyed the series I do very little hacking on this projects these days but I think you are right about it never being finished. Just the other day I included a feature when downloading podcast to include in the message how many podcasts were downloaded.

Also glad you enjoyed intro music as I’ve probably already mentioned it was something I pulled together many years ago using cakewalk studio maybe version 4 and a creative labs Soundblaster AWE32 sound card. I used a midi keyboard to pull it all together. To be honest it’s been that long since I've played a keyboard I’m not sure I still can.

Anyway thanks for taking the time to comment and all the best

MrX


NYbill says: Heh, editing...

Posted at 2019-12-26T22:00:14Z relating to the show hpr2974 which was released on 2019-12-26 by NYbill entitled Guitar Setup pt. 2

I guess audio editing is a lot like proof reading text for me. I need to step away from it for quite a while or else I read right through my mistakes. Reading what I meant, not what I wrote.

When I mention SRV and putting heavy strings on an old tele (breaking the nut). They were a set of 12's. I kept saying 10's.

10's are what I usually run on solid body guitars. I sometimes put 11's on hollow/semi-hollow type electrics. You won't hurt your guitar going from 9's to 10's. But, 9's to 12's, that is a bit of a jump.

BTW, I did end up putting 10's on this tele. I also pulled a bit more of the relief out of the neck. Then checked the intonation again after. I've been plying the guitar ever since. I'm not sure how quick I'll be to give it away now. Its playing sweet.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Great series

Posted at 2019-12-24T16:24:00Z relating to the show hpr2963 which was released on 2019-12-11 by MrX entitled A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 3, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Just wanted to comment that this has been a great series. It's been fun to hear about all the ways that you've customized your podcast listening experience. At first it sounded like we'd heard it all after you covered the hardware, but listening to the options you've put in the menus, you've clearly got a lot more in there! My guess would be that you're not done either. (maybe never will be :) ) Thanks for the shows. Have always been a fan of your intro music.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Fun to listen to as always

Posted at 2019-12-24T16:17:37Z relating to the show hpr2924 which was released on 2019-10-17 by Jon Kulp entitled Hacking an Alarm Clock to Make it Quieter

Nice show! Your DIY segments remind me that we don't have to accept things as they are and don't have to be afraid of trying to make them better. Thanks for the great show!


Gabriel Evenfire says: Enjoying this series

Posted at 2019-12-24T16:14:57Z relating to the show hpr2947 which was released on 2019-11-19 by mightbemike entitled The Mimblewimble Protocol, from a series on Blockchain

Just wanted to comment that I'm definitely learning a lot from this series. While you've shown that there is a lot of detail to cover, you have been doling it out in nice measures. Thanks and keep it up, please!


Gabriel Evenfire says: Great first episode

Posted at 2019-12-24T16:12:18Z relating to the show hpr2942 which was released on 2019-11-12 by Nihilazo entitled Why I love lisps

Fantastic first episode. Delivery definitely didn't sound wooden! I love the LISP family as well, but this episode was the first time I've heard someone talk about the unique power REPLs in the development environment. My editors have always been very basic and never head the interpreters embedded. I may have been missing out all this time! So thanks for showing something new to try out!


Gabriel Evenfire says: Loved the series

Posted at 2019-12-24T16:07:22Z relating to the show hpr2932 which was released on 2019-10-29 by lostnbronx entitled Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 10, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Hey lostinbronx,

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed listening to this series. I'm a long-time RPG player, but can't say I've ever done a space opera game. This was really more due to lack of friends w/ similar interests than lack of interest on my part. Well that land lack of hours in a day. :) It was fun to listen to and at times want to yell through the speakers "no no, don't do that, do this!". That included a few of the rule suggestions. I, like you, enjoy systems that get out of the way of the storytelling. (though I still like some "crunch" to them)

Anyway, thanks for the chance to listen to another foray into the Stardrifter Universe.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Glad you liked it!

Posted at 2019-12-23T17:08:37Z relating to the show hpr2944 which was released on 2019-11-14 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled ONICS Basics Part 4: Network Flows and Connections, from a series on Networking

Hey Dave,

I've been behind on my listening too. Glad to hear that you liked the scripts and thanks for the feedback!


Dave Morriss says: Great show!

Posted at 2019-12-19T22:17:03Z relating to the show hpr2966 which was released on 2019-12-16 by Paul Quirk entitled World of Commodore 2019 Episode 1: The Interviews, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thanks for this Paul. A great first show and some interesting interviews.

I never owned a Commodore computer but I worked in a university that had many of them. I remember visiting one of the engineering departments in the early 1980's which had a lab full of Commodore PETs. I was impressed by the way the top of the case, with the monitor attached, could be lifted up and kept in position - like working on the engine of a car!

I bought a BBC Model B for my own use around that time. This was another 6502-based machine, which was very popular in the UK. My workplace ended up with lots of these too.

Looking forward to hearing your further episodes on this subject!


Jon Kulp says: Legacy Tech

Posted at 2019-12-19T21:56:39Z relating to the show hpr2966 which was released on 2019-12-16 by Paul Quirk entitled World of Commodore 2019 Episode 1: The Interviews, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thanks for a really interesting first episode! I don't have a history with Commodores (apart from a 1981 novelty belt buckle with a PET computer on it) but this sounds like a fun event and I geek out on old technology. Thanks for including pictures. Looking forward to more episodes!


Dave Morriss says: Cool project!

Posted at 2019-12-19T00:20:34Z relating to the show hpr2965 which was released on 2019-12-13 by beni entitled instant feedback for students in maths

Hi Beni,

I remember Macsyma, the predecessor of Maxima. We used to run it on the VAXCluster at the university where I worked, for use by Maths students.

Your project sounds very cool, wrangling Maxima to receive and process algebra. I'm mathematically challenged, but I spent a fair bit of my working life in IT writing "glue" code to make bits of software talk to one another. This sounds like quite an undertaking!

Good luck with it, Dave


BRonaldo says: WWE

Posted at 2019-12-17T16:32:54Z relating to the show hpr2967 which was released on 2019-12-17 by TheDUDE entitled Wrestling As You Like It Episode 2

Interesting info. I remember in the early 90s watching the WWF with my dad. Now I know why they changed the name to WWE! The panda won the fight.


Jon Kulp says: the model

Posted at 2019-12-12T13:13:44Z relating to the show hpr2964 which was released on 2019-12-12 by Jon Kulp entitled Bolos and Bowties: Neckwear for Nerds

Ken, I know I don't sound so bald-headed on the radio. People are always surprised by this when we meet F2F.


Jon Kulp says: Excellent progress

Posted at 2019-12-12T11:44:18Z relating to the show hpr2962 which was released on 2019-12-10 by Brian in Ohio entitled Bespoke bike building, from a series on Bicycle Hacking

This is looking really good! I wish I'd known about the affordable torch you're using when I was building mine. I would definitely have bought one and probably sped up my completion b/c I kept having to wait for our metal shop to be open at a time I could go. It was especially nice to hear your reaction to learning how to braze weld because as a novice I went through the same series of emotions, kind of scared at first and completely stoked after a couple successful joints. It's very empowering to learn something like this, isn't it? Looking forward to the next episode.


Ken Fallon says: Yes it is of interest to Hackers

Posted at 2019-12-12T07:30:20Z relating to the show hpr2964 which was released on 2019-12-12 by Jon Kulp entitled Bolos and Bowties: Neckwear for Nerds

I did not know what a the name of a Bolo was.

Who is the guy modelling the ties, because he looks nothing like Jon Kulp in my head.


petard says: I really enjoyed this

Posted at 2019-12-11T00:25:03Z relating to the show hpr2962 which was released on 2019-12-10 by Brian in Ohio entitled Bespoke bike building, from a series on Bicycle Hacking

Thanks very much for making and posting this. I massively enjoyed listening, even if nearly everything about it is and will be out of reach for me for the foreseeable future. (I'm a city creature and nothing resembling brazing is happening in any of my spaces any time soon.)

I listened to this on my phone with only the benefit of the title on the screen and not the show notes. And I have to say, I was fully expecting that "bespoke bike building" was referring to a bespoke building to house bikes, or a [bike shed](https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/misc.html#bikeshed-painting).


jezra says: No more postcards?

Posted at 2019-12-10T23:03:26Z relating to the show hpr2956 which was released on 2019-12-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

Dag nabbit! I just sent another one


gerryk says: great! clear and informational

Posted at 2019-12-06T10:23:42Z relating to the show hpr2955 which was released on 2019-11-29 by Daniel Persson entitled Machine Learning / Data Analysis Basics

Hi Daniel...
Many thanks for a great epsiode. I have been dabbling in numerical analysis in Python for a few weeks. I think this is an area I would like to explore next.
Will check out your YT for sure.
Regards
Gerry


b-yeezi says: No problem. I'll do it

Posted at 2019-12-05T01:50:47Z relating to the show hpr2959 which was released on 2019-12-05 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Josh Clements about gpodder.net , from a series on Interviews

Great show, Ken. I've been minimally involved in GPodder.net since Stefan first made his announcements. Actually, I was the one that put his original post on the Jupiter Broadcasting and Ubuntu Podcast telegram channels.

I've been looking for a way to contribute more, and I think this show has provided me an answer (data management stuff). I'm already on the slack channel, so I'll contact them directly.

Keep up the good work.


Ken Fallon says: Good point

Posted at 2019-12-04T11:56:38Z relating to the show hpr2957 which was released on 2019-12-03 by lostnbronx entitled Lord D's Film Reviews: Ever, from a series on Lord D Film Reviews

That said anyone planning a episode could add a comment or ping the maillist.

Of course that would qualify as "I owe you a show"

Speaking of the HPR Book Club ...


lostnbronx says: Links

Posted at 2019-12-04T00:33:34Z relating to the show hpr2957 which was released on 2019-12-03 by lostnbronx entitled Lord D's Film Reviews: Ever, from a series on Lord D Film Reviews

I can do that, though it requires that I have the next one lined up in advance. That's a lot of organization! And, of course, this is not an exclusive series; anyone can post a review, and do it in any way they like.


Ken Fallon says: Great series but ...

Posted at 2019-12-03T11:36:42Z relating to the show hpr2957 which was released on 2019-12-03 by lostnbronx entitled Lord D's Film Reviews: Ever, from a series on Lord D Film Reviews

Hi LnB,

Great episode and great series. Can I ask that you include the link to the next movie in the previous one as it would be nice to have the ability to play along.

Just like they do with the HPR Book Club.

Speaking of the Book Club.....


Ahuka says: I'm glad it helped

Posted at 2019-11-30T20:10:34Z relating to the show hpr1585 which was released on 2014-08-29 by Ahuka entitled 36 - LibreOffice Calc - Financial Functions - Loan Payments, from a series on LibreOffice

I'm really glad you found this useful. A fact not widely known in these parts is that I was once a financial manager, so I think my own experience factored into this. I love that these tutorials are still useful for people.


timttmy says: Thanks

Posted at 2019-11-30T10:32:35Z relating to the show hpr1585 which was released on 2014-08-29 by Ahuka entitled 36 - LibreOffice Calc - Financial Functions - Loan Payments, from a series on LibreOffice

Hi Ahuka
I just wanted to let you know that I use this template _A_LOT_.
I never studied business at school or even computing. I guess that I taught myself the basics of both over the years.
I like the nice clean, simple layout of your template and have presented it along with proposals to business professionals. I even received a comment from an asset finance manager that they liked how clear the information had been laid out and presented without "fluff" trying to sugar coat figures.
So here I am again grabbing a clean template for another project. :-)

Thanks again.

-timttmy


b-yeezi says: Great first episode

Posted at 2019-11-29T20:34:17Z relating to the show hpr2955 which was released on 2019-11-29 by Daniel Persson entitled Machine Learning / Data Analysis Basics

Welcome to the HPR Host Crew! This was a great first episode. I look forward to you next one.


Dave Morriss says: This is wonderful

Posted at 2019-11-27T22:07:16Z relating to the show hpr2944 which was released on 2019-11-14 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled ONICS Basics Part 4: Network Flows and Connections, from a series on Networking

Hi Gabriel,

It's been a busy month and I have only just caught up with this show.

I'm amazed by what you have done here. I was running the script while my family were visiting and could see them checking Reddit and YouTube, etc! I could see my main router doing its thing, and my secondary router (being used mainly as a wireless access point and Ethernet switch) also doing what it does. I was impressed the display showed the names I had allocated in /etc/hosts ;-)

Now they have left it's all a lot quieter with my mail client checking various mail feeds and Mastodon updating itself. Fascinating!

I had a fairly detailed look at your Bash and Awk scripts. Impressive. I shall look further later. As you say, Perl would perhaps be better, but it's great to see how powerful (and lightweight) sed and awk can be.

Thanks for putting this together. I really enjoyed this episode.

Dave


gerryk says: loved it

Posted at 2019-11-22T08:49:55Z relating to the show hpr2942 which was released on 2019-11-12 by Nihilazo entitled Why I love lisps

I have been a fan of LISPs for years. I haven't considered playing with Clojure until you mentioned it, so that's the next plan.
Great first episode.
TY
gerry


Carl says: Well Done

Posted at 2019-11-21T03:04:21Z relating to the show hpr2942 which was released on 2019-11-12 by Nihilazo entitled Why I love lisps

I thought this was a great episode and the reading didn't bother me at all, your enthusiasm for lisps still came through. Made me want to check into one of them!


Carl says: Interesting Episode

Posted at 2019-11-21T02:58:34Z relating to the show hpr2943 which was released on 2019-11-13 by brian entitled Music as Life

Interesting ideas. I really enjoyed this episode and got a bit emotional at the end, which was unexpected.


clacke says: Release order or episode order?

Posted at 2019-11-19T16:01:52Z relating to the show hpr2936 which was released on 2019-11-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

I haven't rewatched all the movies myself but when I do, and I hope I will with my son at some point, it will be in Machete Order (so named because it was first described on the nomachetejuggling blog).

The explanation why is full of spoilers and you can find it online. In short, it takes the journey of one soul, reexamines it through the story of another, then joins the stories in a grand finale.

The order is: IV V II III VI and then episode order from then on. It papers over some of Lucas's worst narrative mistakes and ruins none of the surprises except one.

If this seems silly, then release order. The prequels require original trilogy (TOT) knowledge to fully enjoy, and they ruin important surprises in TOT, so episode order is just not the way.


tuturto says: welcome

Posted at 2019-11-12T04:46:41Z relating to the show hpr2942 which was released on 2019-11-12 by Nihilazo entitled Why I love lisps

Welcome and thanks for the great first episode.

Like you said, lisps are super-powerful languages that are fun to program with. I feel like lisp is perfect language to write the language you will use to solve your problem with.

When I was coding in lisp (for hobby), I often wrote my program in language I wished I had and then added needed features to language I had with macros.


ClaudioM says: Simple Mastodon Timeline View Option

Posted at 2019-11-08T14:06:49Z relating to the show hpr2940 which was released on 2019-11-08 by Ahuka entitled Better Social Media 05 - Mastodon, from a series on Social Media

Great episode on Mastodon and the various instances.

BTW, I heard that you noticed the interface looked like Tweetdeck. You can change that if you go into Preferences-->Appearance and uncheck the box for the "Enable advanced web interface". This will make the interface much simpler with only the column of the timeline you've chosen (Home, Notifications, Local timeline, or Federated timeline) on the list at the right of the page. The instance I'm on (mastodon.xyz) is running version 2.9.3 of Mastodon, so anything at that version or greater should have this option.


Ken Fallon says: Clarification

Posted at 2019-11-07T07:47:26Z relating to the show hpr2939 which was released on 2019-11-07 by b-yeezi entitled Submit a show to Hacker Public Radio in 10 easy steps, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

As a result of this show there is now an "⇧Upload⇧" button on every page.

!!! Please note we *do* use your email address everywhere !!!

It is associated with your episode and will live on forever

http://hackerpublicradio.org/request_a_slot.php#requesting_slot

"Note: This email address will be published on the HPR website and will be given out in the feeds, so please use a public email address for this purpose. Where we publish it we pad it with dot nospam at-sign nospam dot.
i.e. hpr@example.com becomes hpr.nospam@nospam.example.com "


Jon Kulp says: Pots

Posted at 2019-11-05T19:34:00Z relating to the show hpr2936 which was released on 2019-11-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks for holding it down solo this month, Ken! And yes I did think of using a potentiometer instead of a resistor, but this clock's case didn't have much wiggle room and I wasn't up for anything more challenging. A volume knob for the alarm would be fantastic, for sure.


Ken Fallon says: You're Fired

Posted at 2019-11-05T09:55:13Z relating to the show hpr2935 which was released on 2019-11-01 by Jeroen Baten entitled The work of fire fighters, part 3

Can you go into how it works with relation to working as a part time fire-fighter.
How often were you called out ?
Are there laws obliging companies to give you the time off ?
What happens if you get injured - who pays the unemployment benefit (WW uitkering) ? Can you get fired from your main job ?
How much do you make as a volunteer fire-fighter ?
Can you explain the role of the Junior Fire-fighting teams ?



Ken Fallon says: That sucks

Posted at 2019-11-05T09:07:52Z relating to the show hpr2935 which was released on 2019-11-01 by Jeroen Baten entitled The work of fire fighters, part 3

2400 liters per second is 2.4 m^3/s (cubic meters per second) or 84,76 ft³/s or 634,01 gallons_per_second_us_liquid


lostnbronx says: Ken's Voice Is Better Than espeak

Posted at 2019-11-04T01:11:34Z relating to the show hpr2936 which was released on 2019-11-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

For my part, Ken's reading of the opening info is far, far better than espeak. Then again, a screaming cat would be better. I've brought up what an incredible turn-off that espeak intro is to new listeners on the email list before, and was hooted down. But, if you're asking for opinions, well, this is mine.


tuturto says: thanks for the feedback!

Posted at 2019-10-31T07:31:47Z relating to the show hpr2928 which was released on 2019-10-23 by tuturto entitled Building markov chains with Haskell, from a series on Haskell

b-yeezi, hearing that you were able to follow Haskell structure and syntax made me extremely happy! It's quite alien looking language with odd syntax and explaining it in podcast is pretty hard for me.

Markov chains (and other procedural generation methods) are close to my heart as I have been tinkering with games for a long time. I rather try and write algorithm that generates me content and be surprised by the results than write it by myself and know exactly what to expect.


b-yeezi says: Thanks for this episode

Posted at 2019-10-29T20:11:07Z relating to the show hpr2928 which was released on 2019-10-23 by tuturto entitled Building markov chains with Haskell, from a series on Haskell

I may be in the minority, but I love thinking about Markov Chains and other probabilistic algorithms. It is interesting how this is implemented in Haskell. Comparing it to the same algorithm in Python allowed me to follow Haskell structure and syntax for the first time.


Don says: great podcast

Posted at 2019-10-20T09:52:32Z relating to the show hpr2895 which was released on 2019-09-06 by Jeroen Baten entitled The work of fire fighters, part 2

hi Jeroen, After meeting you at Oggcamp19, it is great to put a face to the voice, hope the talk went well on the Sunday, also after meeting you and Yannick (and the crew at the HPR stand) I am inspired to look and see if there is anything I can do a podcast about (so I can contribute back to the community). Take care my friend and thank you for sharing your experiences in such an enjoyable/informative way.
Don


lostnbronx says: I Never Met Fifty, But I Knew Him

Posted at 2019-10-19T19:09:39Z relating to the show hpr2925 which was released on 2019-10-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled LinuxLugCast's Memorial for FiftyOneFifty

I posted this over at the memorial wall for his obituary, but it probably bears repeating here.

I knew him by his online handle, 5150. He was simply a great, great guy. A fine podcaster, and tireless member of the Hacker Public Radio community, among others.

He offered encouragement by the bucketful, and constructive criticism where needed. A good soul, and a man of strong character, who displayed loyalty and dependability each time I spoke with him.

I never met the man, but Fifty was my good friend.

May he rest well.


Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2019-10-17T20:36:42Z relating to the show hpr2921 which was released on 2019-10-14 by thelovebug entitled Geocaching with the family

I agree with Jezra, this was tons of fun.


jezra says: what a fun adventure

Posted at 2019-10-17T19:33:28Z relating to the show hpr2921 which was released on 2019-10-14 by thelovebug entitled Geocaching with the family

stinging nettles, and cobwebs, and badgers! :)


gerryk says: Yet another top episode

Posted at 2019-10-17T08:48:15Z relating to the show hpr2909 which was released on 2019-09-26 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled ONICS Basics Part 3: Networking Fundamentals, from a series on Networking

Thanks for another top episode, Gabriel. Though I am pretty experienced in this field, I stil find this stuff fascinating & educational.
I have finally gotten round to downloading ONICS and look forward to playing with it.
/ Gerry


Gabriel Evenfire says: Love the idea here...

Posted at 2019-10-07T23:20:55Z relating to the show hpr2906 which was released on 2019-09-23 by b-yeezi entitled Feature Engineering for Data-Driven Decision Making

Hey b-yeezi, just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this one. The topic of data analysis is definitely fascinating. Clearly, from your comments, some folks don't have data mining or data science in mind when they build applications, but this episode gives one a very strong notion of why everyone should.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2019-10-07T23:15:34Z relating to the show hpr2909 which was released on 2019-09-26 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled ONICS Basics Part 3: Networking Fundamentals, from a series on Networking

Hey, thanks for the feedback. I'll try to continue to build on the "fundamentals" as the series continues.


Kevin O'Brien says: No plans for now

Posted at 2019-10-05T21:48:23Z relating to the show hpr2900 which was released on 2019-09-13 by Ahuka entitled Better Social Media 01 - Introduction, from a series on Social Media

I don't have any plans to cover Okuna. Maybe you can do a show on that.


Beeza says: HPR 2911

Posted at 2019-10-05T20:58:37Z relating to the show hpr2911 which was released on 2019-09-30 by Jezra entitled my internet connection

Hi Jezra.

I use a Wireless ISP in Shropshire, a rural county in England. The signal is bounced between relays mounted on the hilltops and beamed down to villages and farms below. The "line of sight" problem is resolved by having a few low power sub-relays positioned around the area at lower elevations. For example, I cannot see my nearest relay from the roof of my house, but a grain silo on the farm next door can, so I take my signal from a sub-relay mounted on top of the silo. It works great and, since the ISP is only a small company it must be quite cheap too.

Perhaps one of the WISPs in your area could be persuaded to look into this approach to expand their customer base.


Jeroen baten says: Hope you will find time to discuss Okuna

Posted at 2019-10-05T18:27:39Z relating to the show hpr2900 which was released on 2019-09-13 by Ahuka entitled Better Social Media 01 - Introduction, from a series on Social Media

Hi,

I really loved to listen too this show and learned a thing or two.

As one of the sponsors of the Okuna (previously Openbook) kickstarter project I really look forward to your review of this in one of your shows if you ever find time or interest.

Kind regards,
Jeroen Baten


Ken Fallon says: More shows on ....

Posted at 2019-10-04T09:12:13Z relating to the show hpr2915 which was released on 2019-10-04 by Carl entitled Intro - My Recording Setup

MrChromebox.techCustom coreboot firmware and firmware utilities for your Chromebook/Chromebox
Cockpit
Controlling the lid display and sleep with logind.conf - Login manager configuration file
Wake-on-LAN
USB-C Docks and Linux
REAPER Digital Audio Workstation


No pressure.


ClaudioM says: +1 on Chocolatey Recommendation

Posted at 2019-10-02T19:50:19Z relating to the show hpr2913 which was released on 2019-10-02 by Beto entitled Windows, SDN, and Firewalls, from a series on Networking

Really enjoyed the episode. I've known about Chocolatey for some years now and it's been a godsend for me when I have to use Windows at work (I primarily use Linux and OpenBSD). I actually have a scheduled task that runs the "cup all -y" command daily (this command sequence upgrades all packages installed via Chocolatey and accepts all prompts). I also use MSYS2 for a proper Unix-like shell with pacman for running updates so that I can use all the CLI apps I use on Linux/OpenBSD. PSTools is another suite of tools that I can't live without.

Ultimately, one needs to use the tools that work for them, whatever that is. If it's Windows or macOS, great. If it's Linux or a BSD or something completely different, great. If it's TempleOS, I'll have to raise an eyebrow, but still, great. :-)


Michael says: Muffled sound because of low path filtering.

Posted at 2019-09-29T14:56:15Z relating to the show hpr2844 which was released on 2019-06-27 by Jon Kulp entitled The Sony TC-222-A Portable Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorder

Hello Jon,

late comment, but I have a huge lag in listening.

One more explanation of the muffled sound when playing back at quarter speed, is the inherent low path filtering of the process of getting the sound on the reel. Assume, the original track contains tones in the 10 kHz range, these become 40kHz tones in the sped up version. When playing the quick version to record them on tape, the player has to correctly reproduce those high pitched tones and the recorder has to be able to bring those to tape. Depending on the frequency response of this chain, I expect this to be the bottle neck. When playing at quarter speed, the highest pitch you will get is only a fourth of the highest frequency the recorder could handle.

Regards,
Michael


archer72 says: Nice series

Posted at 2019-09-27T13:20:56Z relating to the show hpr2907 which was released on 2019-09-24 by lostnbronx entitled Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 05, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I am enjoying this series, the banter between everyone is pretty cool.


archer72 says: Awesome

Posted at 2019-09-27T13:17:33Z relating to the show hpr2903 which was released on 2019-09-18 by JWP entitled What is PMEM

I really hope this takes off. I would be a great addition to the next Raspberry Pi edition.


archer72 says: Nice show

Posted at 2019-09-27T13:14:43Z relating to the show hpr2906 which was released on 2019-09-23 by b-yeezi entitled Feature Engineering for Data-Driven Decision Making

Way above my head, but great show.


archer72 says: Nice show

Posted at 2019-09-27T13:11:46Z relating to the show hpr2910 which was released on 2019-09-27 by Ahuka entitled Better Social Media 02 - Pluspora, from a series on Social Media

If I was not already on Mastodon, this would be an enticing move.


archer72 says: Interesting

Posted at 2019-09-27T13:08:48Z relating to the show hpr2909 which was released on 2019-09-26 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled ONICS Basics Part 3: Networking Fundamentals, from a series on Networking

I want to say that this is a very interesting topic. I may not understand it all, but there are many people here who would take well to this subject. Keep it up.


tuturto says: clever

Posted at 2019-09-23T11:16:43Z relating to the show hpr2904 which was released on 2019-09-19 by klaatu entitled DIY URL shortening

Really clever way of doing this. When I saw the headline, my mind started immediately working through all kinds of algorithms one could use shortening urls. Turns out, nothing complicated is needed.


Steve says: Volunteer Firefighters

Posted at 2019-09-10T18:14:57Z relating to the show hpr2895 which was released on 2019-09-06 by Jeroen Baten entitled The work of fire fighters, part 2

You've said that you are a volunteer fire fighter. I'm wondering if most fire firefighters in the Netherlands are volunteers. In the US there are volunteer departments for sure in rural and small town areas. But most of the medium to larger cities have fire departments where the fire fighters are employees of the city or county.


NYbill says: Hit and Miss

Posted at 2019-09-07T03:35:24Z relating to the show hpr2893 which was released on 2019-09-04 by NYbill entitled Whats in the box! Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thanks for cluing us in on the source, Timttmy.

Jon, these things are a trick. I really think some manufacturer orders 10,000+ of these from China, assembled, then brands them all for resale.

The factory making them might as well sell a kit with all the parts and make some money on the side. :P

However, you're left on your own to figure the thing out.

Then again I do like a challenge. It was a fun project.


Vegewurst says: Insightful

Posted at 2019-09-06T18:14:21Z relating to the show hpr1328 which was released on 2013-09-04 by sigflup entitled A Hacker's Perspective On Schizophrenia , from a series on Mental Health

As someone who's just started working on a general adult psychiatry ward I really appreciated hearing what it was like on the other side of the curtain.

I will never claim to understand what it's like to have such a condition but I feel like I have a better idea. One thing we are taught is that patients with schizophrenia are more often scared than anything else (before angry, violent, dangerous, manipulative, whatever negative preconception you want to put in) and your podcast has really confirmed that for me!

Thank you!


Jon Kulp says: No delay

Posted at 2019-09-06T13:31:13Z relating to the show hpr2893 which was released on 2019-09-04 by NYbill entitled Whats in the box! Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Bill! Thank you so much for closing the loop on this project. You really left us hanging with part 1 of it. Very glad to hear that you got it working.

I'm sorry to report that I ordered a similar kit from China for a digital delay pedal for about $20, and after assembling it, all I got was a loud hum and couldn't even get the case to close right. I don't think I'm cut out for assembling small electronics. The "instructions" were exactly like yours, simply a photocopy of the circuit board without any real instructions.


Ken Fallon says: Very dissapointed

Posted at 2019-09-06T08:15:08Z relating to the show hpr2895 which was released on 2019-09-06 by Jeroen Baten entitled The work of fire fighters, part 2

Just walked around the neighbourhood and all four have a parked over it. I was hoping that the solution to covered hydrants was to crush the cars, but alas.


timttmy says: Trem pedal

Posted at 2019-09-05T16:06:37Z relating to the show hpr2893 which was released on 2019-09-04 by NYbill entitled Whats in the box! Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Hi NYbill
Glad to hear you got the trem pedal working.
It came from ebay. If anyone wants to try and build one just search for.
DIY Tremolo Pedal All Kit With 3PDT Switch and 1590B
I may grab one for myself but first I've got to finish rebuilding my guitar.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jon

Posted at 2019-09-04T12:51:17Z relating to the show hpr2891 which was released on 2019-09-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

I was slightly shocked at being there on my own, but I have "ridden shotgun" a few times now and have done a few shows with other co-hosts, so I didn't panic ;-)

I'm glad it turned out tolerably well, and now that Ken has been released by the Dutch Mafia/Yakuza/aliens we'll hopefully be back to normal next time!


Jon Kulp says: Heroic effort!

Posted at 2019-09-03T13:40:00Z relating to the show hpr2891 which was released on 2019-09-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

Great job on the Community News, Dave. Thanks for stepping up and flying solo.


Ken Fallon says: Where was Ken ?

Posted at 2019-09-02T11:54:54Z relating to the show hpr2891 which was released on 2019-09-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

I ran out of gas! I got a flat tire! I didn’t have change for cab fare! I lost my tux at the cleaners! I locked my keys in the car! An old friend came in from out of town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN’T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!


Hipstre says: 2881 - Audacity: Split Album into Tracks

Posted at 2019-09-01T10:00:00Z relating to the show hpr2881 which was released on 2019-08-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Automatically split album into tracks in Audacity

Thank you, Ken! Combined with youtube-dl, one can pretty much acquire every single piece of music one has ever wanted in a single night with this. You've sped up my workflow considerably. Also great for breaking podcasts into chunks, if like me, one has a car stereo with an incredibly slow fast-forward/rewind function.


Dave Morriss says: solder/"sodder"/souder

Posted at 2019-08-31T13:04:02Z relating to the show hpr2890 which was released on 2019-08-30 by Ahuka entitled Penguicon 2019 Report, from a series on Penguicon

Hi Ahuka,

I always enjoy your reports from Penguicon. This one was great!

As to your reflection on the pronunciation of the word "solder" I have a few remarks:

- The word is derived from the Latin "solidare" - to make solid

- Yes, the British do generally pronounce it to rhyme with "colder" and "folder". This seems to make sense given that its form is very similar. Pronouncing "folder" as "fodder", even in dialect, would be very confusing, for example.

- The French equivalent is "souder", which sounds (to my ears) like "sooday".

- I have seen it suggested that the USA pronunciation is derived from the French.

Language is fun! I recently bought a Chinese hot air soldering gun (SMD Rework Station) from Amazon. I particularly like the legend on the box which says:

"Soft and spiral wind can welds all chips"

Words to live by ;-)


johanv says: great show

Posted at 2019-08-29T04:25:54Z relating to the show hpr2884 which was released on 2019-08-22 by Jon Kulp entitled TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

I was listening to this with a big smile on my face. It was great fun to hear you actually create this piece of craftmanship!



tuturto says: Eagerly waiting for more

Posted at 2019-08-27T06:29:03Z relating to the show hpr2887 which was released on 2019-08-27 by lostnbronx entitled Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 01, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I'm sitting on edge of my seat, waiting to have more of this to listen to. Interesting topic and very close to my heart.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Good to hear

Posted at 2019-08-25T13:41:10Z relating to the show hpr2882 which was released on 2019-08-20 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled ONICS Part 1: Basic Commands, from a series on Networking

Thanks for the feedback Dave, and glad that this installation went more smoothly than the last one. Next episode is in and I've scripted about half of the one to follow.


Jon Kulp says: Can’t bounce

Posted at 2019-08-24T13:44:52Z relating to the show hpr2884 which was released on 2019-08-22 by Jon Kulp entitled TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

Hey McNalu that’d be great to hear you do a show about your 4-track! One of the things mine **can’t** do is bounce multiple tracks down to one and free up tracks for more. The Porta 02 is REALLY minimal. Bouncing is a key feature of typical 4-tracks and it would fill a significant gap in my coverage if you talked about that for us. I’d love to hear that.


mcnalu says: 4tracks4TW

Posted at 2019-08-24T12:26:05Z relating to the show hpr2884 which was released on 2019-08-22 by Jon Kulp entitled TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

Loved this show. I had a four track which was a model up from this I think - a Portasound 04. I got it in 1987 or 1988 and recorded a lot of music on it and pushed it to its absolute limit by bouncing tracks. In fact I still have that four track and all the cassettes so I promise herewith to dig it out from the back of the cupboard and see if it works in an upcoming HPR show. Thanks Jon, superb stuff!


Jon Kulp says: By ear

Posted at 2019-08-22T22:35:35Z relating to the show hpr2884 which was released on 2019-08-22 by Jon Kulp entitled TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

Thanks for the comments,y'all. There's no sheet music as far as I'm aware. I sat down and wrote out a chord sheet about 10 minutes before I started recording haha! I've been doing this a long time and it's not a very hard song. It does have one strange chord progression that I had to think about a couple of times before I figured it out, but otherwise it's pretty easy. I also ran through the melody a couple of times on the harmonica. It was fun. Maybe sometime I'll do a proper job of it and make a recording without annoying mess-ups that can actually be used as the outro music.


jezra says: super fun!

Posted at 2019-08-22T20:31:24Z relating to the show hpr2884 which was released on 2019-08-22 by Jon Kulp entitled TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

What a fun episode. Thank you. Did you determine the HPR melody by ear, or did you happen to stumble upon some sheet music?


Jonathan Kulp says: Automation is nice

Posted at 2019-08-22T17:39:19Z relating to the show hpr2881 which was released on 2019-08-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Automatically split album into tracks in Audacity

Thanks for the shoutout, Ken. I love this clever use of the silence finder. I’ve never tried this but definitely will next time I’m transferring an LP. Nicely done!


Dave Morriss says: Great project and excellent show

Posted at 2019-08-22T13:56:32Z relating to the show hpr2882 which was released on 2019-08-20 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled ONICS Part 1: Basic Commands, from a series on Networking

I installed ONICS after your first show about it but didn't use it much. I haven't had a great need to do network monitoring or troubleshooting in the interim.

I reinstalled after this show and followed along with your examples and found them very helpful. The capabilities of ONICS seem very impressive. I'm looking forward to hearing more!

Dave


tuturto says: awesome

Posted at 2019-08-22T09:54:21Z relating to the show hpr2884 which was released on 2019-08-22 by Jon Kulp entitled TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

This was really great episode to listen to. Reminded me of times when we messed around with 4 tracks as students.


Clinton Roy says: fantastic

Posted at 2019-08-22T02:36:10Z relating to the show hpr2884 which was released on 2019-08-22 by Jon Kulp entitled TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

Thank you so much for this episode, I've never heard someone go through this process, it was wonderful to go along the ride with you.


Dave Morriss says: Loved this. I was right there with you in the kitchen

Posted at 2019-08-20T16:56:53Z relating to the show hpr2876 which was released on 2019-08-12 by Windigo entitled Sausage Orzotto

Hi Windigo,

Great show. I loved the detail and the ambient sounds.

I was preparing a giant batch of ratatouille as I listened - for my kids who don't live with me, but for whom I make dinner two to three nights each week.

Hearing you taking the picture I dashed to the notes to look at it but ... nothing!!

Still, the meal sounded great.

Best wishes,
Dave


Windigo says: Re: Salt

Posted at 2019-08-17T16:27:43Z relating to the show hpr2876 which was released on 2019-08-12 by Windigo entitled Sausage Orzotto

Thanks Bookewyrmm, I will definitely give that a try!


clacke says: Dynamic vs static linking doesn't matter

Posted at 2019-08-13T23:13:49Z relating to the show hpr2863 which was released on 2019-07-24 by Beeza entitled Simplified application architectures for improved security

Thank you for your thoughts! I started listening thinking I would agree, but I didn't.

Vulnerabilities do not generally come in through technical details like what style of linking is used. Your attack surface remains the same. Vendoring the code doesn't help either, that's just a distribution and versioning issue.

The only real way to reduce dependencies is to reduce them; Write the code ourselves, or make sure we fully understand our dependencies.

Here's an article that goes further into this: https://medium.com/@kori/systems-easily-understandable-by-one-person-f92e8613e2e


Bookewyrmm says: Salt

Posted at 2019-08-12T10:52:07Z relating to the show hpr2876 which was released on 2019-08-12 by Windigo entitled Sausage Orzotto

Many times if you know there is too much salt, (especially in soup) you can add a 1/2 of a peeled potato and it will absorb the salt. The potato can be either cooked and eaten or discarded.


folky says: You can fastforward

Posted at 2019-08-08T14:06:43Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

Mike and dodddummy, I'm, completly on your side. But you know, you can fastforward. It's not the first time you get such opinions on the NYE-show and nowadays I just jump to the next 10-minute-chunk and if necessary the next, because it's not worth wasting lifetime to listen to it and get upset.


Mike Ray says: Faith and values

Posted at 2019-08-06T06:22:54Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

And by the way, I do not accept that morality is in decline because of the decline in Church going or church going values. Church goers do not have a monopoly on morality. I have never set foot in a church voluntarily in all my 55 years, but I have a very strong sense of right and rong.

Some of the things I regard as wrong...shooting people, telling non-whites who were born here to "go back where you came from", sexually assaulting small boys left in my charge, demanding money with evangelical menaces to fund my private jets, refusing to teach evolution in schools, denying the poorest in society medical care to keep taxes for the richest as low as possible


Mike Ray says: Active shooter drills

Posted at 2019-08-06T06:16:35Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

I understand it is normal in the USA now for many schools to drill the kids on what to do in the event of an active shooter.

Any society where that is necessary has a fundamental problem.

There is no justification for the private ownership of automatic or semi automatic weapons.

And we could all stay silent on the subject of the far right and routinely homophobic, Islamophobic, sexist morons taking over power. But what is that quote? All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing. That is a quote so I make no apology for the masculine 'men'. It equally applies to any gender nowadays.

I believe that part of the constitution that enshrines 'the right to bare arms' was written before repeating weapons even existed. So that part is no longer fit for purpose.

Here in the UK even owning a hand gun will get you four years in prison, even before you use it to commit any fellony. And we have not had a mass shooting since the 1996 Dunblane massacre that lead to the changes in the law.

We are certainly not telling our kids "run, tell, hide" or otherwise drilling them on what to do in the event that anything more serious than the wheels falling of the bus occurs


Mike Ray says: To Mike Ray

Posted at 2019-08-06T00:24:29Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

'Leftpondian'. Person who is on the eastern side of the Atlantic, IOW, an American. As opposed to a 'Rightpondian', a person on the eastern side of 'the pond', IOW a European. Not meant as an insult, just a common idiiom.

You know, Europe, that place where we have no 'right to bare arms' which was written when all guns fired a single shot and then took a minute or so to reload, or when the people you were busy slaughtering in their millions were keen to kill you.

A time when there were no shopping malls and no enclosed school or college campuses which are easy targets for some evil nutter with an assault rifle, which he or she got out of a vending machine, or so it seems.

Words that are no longer fit for purpose.

Can't buy a Kinder Egg, it's a choking hazard to the toddler on the back seat of the car, sitting next to mom's purse, from where he/she can so easily pluck her gun and shoot her in the back of the head.

1987, Federal government ban steel tipped lawn darts after just ONE toddler is killed by one. But don't take away our right to pack war hardware just in case we have to stop the odd racoon pitching over the dumpsters, despite thousands of young and old alike being killed year on year for no better reason than the power of the gun lobby

'The best thing to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.' Don't see many examples of this happening


MrsXoke says: To Mike Ray

Posted at 2019-08-05T18:44:09Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

What is a leftpodian?

In countries where it is difficult to get guns there are fewer mass shootings, however, there is not less violence. The vehicle for the violence is different. Not the violence.

I saw one commentator of Fox blame video games, and a number of others ignore or question that belief. Sadly you can't believe anything you see on TV as a whole any more.

Japan is a culture with deeper roots in family and the importance of morality. They don't necessarily agree with the "to each their own" adage that western society loves. They openly shame anything and anyone that does not fit their norm. Societal acceptance is a major driving force in all that they do. Perhaps that is what is missing? A society enforced moral code and shaming when you don't fit in the box? Is that what we should go back to?

I don't condone and it isn't easy for a teenager to buy alcohol, drugs, or firearms here. I do believe in education for all of those things. I also know that there are always the ones that get or do these things anyway. Maybe this is where the Japan method comes in? In the past in this nation more homes have guns, and more homes had both parents, and maybe a strong family bond, and parents that enforced social norms helped? I don't know the answer and decades of change would be required and still not provide true proof.

Why is it that a conversation cannot be held without a person who doesn't like Trump, bringing him up? He really isn't the biggest problem this nation has. He certainly isn't the solution, but isn't the biggest problem. I don't like him either, but lets dispense with using Trump is a racist as a defense for a point of view.

I live in a country that has a group of people who have decided that they are accepting and tolerant of everyone unless you own guns, have conservative values, attend church and believe in Christian values. This hypocrisy is why there is so much division and hatred. I can't speak for other nations.


Mike Ray says: First hour

Posted at 2019-08-05T10:27:06Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

Ridiculous comments about guns, as usual from most 'leftpondians'.

In countries where it is very, very difficult to get hold of guns, there are virtually no mass shootings.

I see Fox News etc, and by etc I mean right wing media, are blaming video games for this last weekends 2 mass shootings.

Japan is a culture with a deeper video game habit than the US, but there are no mass shootings. Reason? Two-fold, it is not video games doing it, and, more importantly, guns are very rare in Japan.

If you make it easier for a teenager to buy an assault rifle than it is to buy a six pack, you will get mass shootings.

Especially when you have a white supremecist as a president.

And don't give me that shit about needing an AK47 fitted with a 100 round mag to keep the racoons away from your bins


Jon Kulp says: Recycled Recumbents

Posted at 2019-08-01T14:29:33Z relating to the show hpr2869 which was released on 2019-08-01 by Brian in Ohio entitled building a bike, following in John Kulp's footsteps, from a series on Bicycle Hacking

What a pleasure to hear this show and to know I had some small part in inspiring you to do it! That's tremendous. I haven't ridden my recumbent in about a year mainly because when we moved to the new house I didn't have room for it. It is still at my old house in the storage shed, but we've recently cleared out some space in the garage and I'm going to bring it over and start riding it to work again. It still rides great and still elicits many comments from all who see it. Best of luck with yours, mine was definitely the most satisfying project I've ever done.

BTW my daily ride now is the 1985 Schwinn World Tour I was working on in HPR episode 2154. I love this bike too!


dodddummy says: 1st hour, that is.

Posted at 2019-07-29T00:25:46Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

The last comment was referring to the first 1hr of the episode.


dodddummy says: I disagree with just about all the opinions expressed in this episode.

Posted at 2019-07-29T00:18:43Z relating to the show hpr2859 which was released on 2019-07-18 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 7

Chalk me up for the opposite on just about all the views expressed in this episode. Just in case someone puts together a debate :)

Good to hear the discussion but I sure do disagree with so much of what was said.

Here's to your right to say it!


jezra says: pipes up!

Posted at 2019-07-18T17:38:23Z relating to the show hpr2854 which was released on 2019-07-11 by Jezra entitled Telling myself something In The Morning, from a series on Programming 101

Thank you tutoro; that bit of bad piping is a melody I learned after NYBill asked me for some audio to represent time passing. It is very few notes, but I always mess it up. :)

It should be noted that no songs were ever written for bagpipes. Songs are compositions that are to be sung by a voice, not played on an instrument. :)


Dave Beck says: Rusted Pipes

Posted at 2019-07-18T16:55:00Z relating to the show hpr2854 which was released on 2019-07-11 by Jezra entitled Telling myself something In The Morning, from a series on Programming 101

I'm guessing that song wasn't written for the bagpipe.


Dave Morriss says: Many thanks for the kind words

Posted at 2019-07-13T17:08:55Z relating to the show hpr2852 which was released on 2019-07-09 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 16, from a series on Learning Awk

Thank you tuturto, Hipstre and norrist for your comments!

We had a lot of fun putting the series together. I certainly found out more about awk than I knew before, and I think the same sentiment was expressed by my collaborator b-yeezi.

There's nothing quite like telling others about a thing to make you understand it better. ;-)


tuturto says: Bagpipes for the win!

Posted at 2019-07-11T04:31:40Z relating to the show hpr2854 which was released on 2019-07-11 by Jezra entitled Telling myself something In The Morning, from a series on Programming 101

Hilarious and informative episode at the same time. Thanks for recording it!



norrist says: HPR Epic

Posted at 2019-07-09T14:25:28Z relating to the show hpr2852 which was released on 2019-07-09 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 16, from a series on Learning Awk

This series will stand out as one of the highlights of HPR. Thank you b-yeezi and Dave Morriss.


Hipstre says: Thank You!

Posted at 2019-07-09T10:47:55Z relating to the show hpr2852 which was released on 2019-07-09 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 16, from a series on Learning Awk

Thank you for the series, you guys! It was great. I learned more than I wanted to. I tried hard to not learn, but you made me. Not just about awk, but about programming, information theory, and data structures, history, bash, etc...


tuturto says: thanks

Posted at 2019-07-09T08:46:47Z relating to the show hpr2852 which was released on 2019-07-09 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 16, from a series on Learning Awk

Thank you for the series and the wrap-up episode. It's been a pleasure to follow to series and learn about awk. I don't use awk by myself, but it's always good to know that there are plenty of tools to choose from when there's specific need.


Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2019-07-08T19:17:26Z relating to the show hpr2851 which was released on 2019-07-08 by Jeroen Baten entitled An introduction to the work of fire fighters

I guess you never know when someone is going to do something unexpected yet awesome. I loved this show.


Ken Fallon says: Cars parked over the put

Posted at 2019-07-08T13:48:30Z relating to the show hpr2851 which was released on 2019-07-08 by Jeroen Baten entitled An introduction to the work of fire fighters

Hi Jeroen,

What do you do when cars are parked over the hydrants ?

Ken.


Viper says: Archive of podcasts

Posted at 2019-07-03T12:04:08Z relating to the show hpr438 which was released on 2009-09-05 by Dave Yates entitled Podcasts I Listen To, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Hello! I notice you have recommended FossGeek, and I would like to listen myself but have been unable to find a copy of the files... does anyone have a copy on an old hard disk I can have?

Thank you!


TonyH1212 says: Further responce to Mike and Bob

Posted at 2019-06-29T10:17:50Z relating to the show hpr2839 which was released on 2019-06-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

Thanks to you both for the feedback, Bob I figured you didn't expect a full run down of all the languages, but a quick few seconds to mention that languages other than English are listed or not is useful in a review.

Likewise Mike, I appreciate your needs and a quick note to say if the distro is friendly to those with a sight impairment would assist many in the community.

Actually re visiting the last episode and PCLinuxOS I was not able to work out how I could enable a voice assisted install for this OS and likewise on a couple of others I tried in a VM, so mentioning this at the start of the review wouldn't take long.

Regards Tony


Mike Ray says: Accessibility

Posted at 2019-06-25T07:37:21Z relating to the show hpr2839 which was released on 2019-06-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

I understand that not every aspect of Linux distro review can be covered. But accessibility is pretty fundamental, and all the time podcasts and developers ignore it, it will never get any better.

As I suggested, the podcast I heard was 39 minutes long, and reviewed 2 distros. So that is approx 19 minutes for each. If 30 seconds out of those 19 minutes just answered my single question, can I install it alone, or is there an SSH server running when any Live DVD or CD is booted, then I will be able to either immediately dismiss the distro, or give it more attention.

Some distros are fundamentally bad. For example Regolith Linux uses the i3 window manager, which is a dead loss for accessibility.

Some distros are a disgrace, like the interview Ken gave with the lead developer of Mint a couple of years ago when the dev declared "we're not interested in accessibility."

But just take thirty seconds or so to answer a11y fundamentals.

It is very annoying when so many distros are Debian or Ubuntu derivatives, but have stripped out the speech from the installer


Bob says: I wasn't serious

Posted at 2019-06-23T19:32:06Z relating to the show hpr2839 which was released on 2019-06-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

Hi Tony,

I wasn't serious about trying all the languages. I was trying to highlight to Mike that it is impossible to cover every aspect of a distro and all you can cover is your own area of expertise.

Bob


Tony Hughes says: Responce to Mike and Bob

Posted at 2019-06-21T14:25:31Z relating to the show hpr2839 which was released on 2019-06-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

Mike, you make a very valid point and we will bare accessibility issues in mind for future episodes, unfortunately not in time for this month as we had recorded on the Wednesday before HPR aired our first episode.

While I have not had much experience in installing using voice guided installer it is worth looking at for any new reviews in the future.

Bob, as Mike says most modern distributions have very good support for other languages and in Episode 3 when talking about PCLinuxOS I mention the fact that the community forums have an international section which has a number of the most common languages covered, although I did not mention the number of languages supported at install, again worth the few seconds it would take to mention this at the install stage of the review.

It is this kind of feedback that is valuable, as a new podcast we are still in our infancy and learning what the community would find useful in this kind of show.

Thanks again for the Feedback

Tony Hughes
Distrohoppers Digest


Mike Ray says: Accessibility and non-English character sets

Posted at 2019-06-20T20:49:21Z relating to the show hpr2839 which was released on 2019-06-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

I don't think stuff about non-English character sets is very relevant here, since internationalization is part of the standard Linux base and available in all distros. Perhaps whether language can be selected at install time is relevant, but since Tony, I think, mentioned that UK is Ukraine and not GB, or was that another podcast, these installers are both likely to include localization.

I can't commit to joining anybody for a podcast, but I could offer a goodly amount of guidance as to what we, meaning blind people, need to know.

Of course VI is just one aspect of accessibility. Consider also people with limited or impaired fine motor control, or missing hands etc.

At the very least, I want to know one thing immediately with every distro...can I install it alone, IOW with no help from a light-slave. If the answer is no, not interested.

Windows 10 can now be installed by me, thanks to Narrator now being an excellent screen reader. But then accessibility on Windows leaves Linux dead. Just one of the ways in which Windows, IOS, and Mac OS are all superior


Bob says: reply to Mike

Posted at 2019-06-20T18:52:22Z relating to the show hpr2839 which was released on 2019-06-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

I also listened to the podcast and not once did they mention the distro support for non Latin character sets ? Given the amount of people outside the English speaking world, surely they could have took some time to check Chinese support, and Arabic, and Russian, and Greek, etc. !

They made no bones about the fact that they are reviewing the distros from their point of view only. Moss mentions using some proprietary office suite that I'm sure the majority of HPR listeners are not using.

But are these gentlemen even the best people to include accessibility in their reviews? I don't think either of them have a need of, or have any experience using accessibility tools. Would we even be able to trust their assessment given that their inability to use them could simply be down to not knowing which key to use to enable support. Would they even know to check that the speech synthesizer is legible when sped up ?

I would suggest that would be better done by someone who "will not accept any Linux distro which I cannot install alone."

So why don't you contact the lads and ask them if they would be interested in having you join the show to review a distro entirely from an accessibility point of view.

If they are not I'm sure that there would be an audience here on HPR that would love to hear it.


Mike Ray says: Accessibility

Posted at 2019-06-20T01:02:44Z relating to the show hpr2839 which was released on 2019-06-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

Another Linux distro reviewing podcast in which the word accessibility was uttered exactly zero times.

Two distros reviewed, Linux Mint Debian Edition and Solus, if that is how it is spelt.

This podcast was 39 minutes (approx) in length, so assuming each distro had an equal share of time, then how much impact would be made by spending thirty seconds for each talking about accessibility?

I want to know 2 things always:

1. Is the installer accessible, whcih means can a blind person like me, not visually impaired, BLIND, install it without sighted help. Is there a hot key which starts the Orca GUI screen reader, or speakup if it is a text-based installer.

2. If I chose speech for the install, assuming number 1 is true, then when I reboot will it come up speaking.

Note that I will not accept any Linux distro which I cannot install alone. None of you would entertain any distro for which you had to run to a blind person for help installing.

Please, spend some time adding accessibility to your headings, otherwise this podcast is worse than useless to me and people like me


norrist says: I like this kind of episode.

Posted at 2019-06-18T15:01:43Z relating to the show hpr2837 which was released on 2019-06-18 by operat0r entitled parallax live desktops in android

I like the episodes where the host wanders through a few short topics. It reminds be of the old Dave Yates Lottalinuxlinks podcasts.


Ahuka says: Great show!

Posted at 2019-06-14T19:41:40Z relating to the show hpr2833 which was released on 2019-06-12 by Jeroen Baten entitled Jeroen chats with Joep Piscaer, from a series on Interviews

I really enjoyed this interview. Impostor syndrome is something I think we all deal with at some time or other, and he had good things ot say on the subject. Please keep interviewing interesting people like this.


NYbill says: Welcome!

Posted at 2019-06-11T21:49:10Z relating to the show hpr2832 which was released on 2019-06-11 by Shannon Wright entitled How I got started in Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Welcome aboard, man. Part of the crew now. ;)


b-yeezi says: Just what I was looking for

Posted at 2019-06-10T14:22:48Z relating to the show hpr2831 which was released on 2019-06-10 by Yannick entitled Interview with Robbie Ferguson, from a series on Interviews

I had tried NagiosPi and came to the same conclusion as Robbie. This looks like it will be a great alternative. I will definitely be contributing and recommending this software. Thanks to Robbie for the great project and to Yannick for the fantastic episode.


Dave Morriss says: Missing '%' in date command

Posted at 2019-06-10T12:38:04Z relating to the show hpr2830 which was released on 2019-06-07 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 1

Hi folky,

Thanks for the correction. I have made the change to the notes.

Dave


folky says: More %

Posted at 2019-06-10T11:45:00Z relating to the show hpr2830 which was released on 2019-06-07 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 1

The command in the shownotes is missing a %-sign. It should end with %S%Z_%A


folky says: plumble is better than I thought.

Posted at 2019-06-10T11:40:40Z relating to the show hpr2830 which was released on 2019-06-07 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 1

Who would have thought that plumble should give my voice in such a good quality - not to forget over 4G in a train going more than 180 km/h if I remember right. Next time I should record a show live on my Nexus 6 over plumble in the train instead of my room with the fan right above my head ;-)


Ken Fallon says: We don't know

Posted at 2019-06-07T11:32:43Z relating to the show hpr2829 which was released on 2019-06-06 by Various Hosts entitled Discussion around fair use clips on HPR

In answer to '1)' we don't know the nature, nor should we. This is HPR and any host can post whatever they wish without us checking it. If they don't tell us it contains copyrighted material we would never know.
2) I don't know but I do know I don't want to find out.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 2019-06-06T21:02:23Z relating to the show hpr2807 which was released on 2019-05-07 by clacke entitled Are bash local variables local?, from a series on Bash Scripting

I would have commented on the Community News show but couldn't make it due to my audio being messed up!

I really appreciated this episode because it made me realise I was a bit unclear about the issues.

The first language I learnt was Algol 60 (around 1970), and later used Pascal a lot. The Algol course was as a Biology undergraduate where they were trying to make us appreciate how we could use computers in our subject. (This was way before Bioinformatics, so we were mainly writing statistical stuff and learning how to plot results).

Anyway, these languages exposed me to lexical scoping, as you mentioned, and I guess I haven't really reflected on the nuances of dynamic scoping since then.

So, thanks for the eye-opener ;-)


Joel D says: Fair Use

Posted at 2019-06-06T15:14:26Z relating to the show hpr2829 which was released on 2019-06-06 by Various Hosts entitled Discussion around fair use clips on HPR

Ken makes a key point when he says “While the host may be correct, if they are not, then it is me and not the host that will be held responsible for posting it. I do not want that responsibility.”

My two questions are, 1) What exactly is the nature of the two remaining clips whose inclusion is problematic? and 2) what would “being held responsible” mean in practical terms?

On the first point, how long are the clips and what are they of? Music? Broadcast footage? Do the clips comprise the entire original work or do they amount to a minor quotation?

In the US, Fair Use is an actual legal limitation of creators' rights under copyright law. The US also has the DMCA, which effectively allows providers to host anything, and if a copyright holder has a problem with their stuff being included somewhere they can file a takedown notice and the provider handles it by simply removing the content in question. But this is not the case in other countries, particularly the EU where there has been a lot of, shall we say, new development in this area recently.

If the answer to (1) is "the two clips are actually entire Beatles songs"…then there isn’t really a legal defense no matter what jurisdiction we're talking about.

But even if the answer to (1) is "They are fifteen-second excerpts from an hour-long lecture given at a public university", …If the answer to (2) is "we don't/can't know so we are acting out of an abundance of caution" I can respect that.


tuturto says: sorry to hear about cancellation

Posted at 2019-06-04T07:06:59Z relating to the show hpr2827 which was released on 2019-06-04 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Unscripted ramblings from my garage about my first CTF event

Sorry to hear that the event got cancelled, it sounded really exciting. When you in the beginning were talking about capture the flag, I was under impression that it would be the kid's game, where you're trying to steal flag from opposing team. Only after you started talking about lockpicks and hacking it dawned to me what kind of capture the flag you're talking about here. Super interesting episode, I hope you can eventually make one about actual event (different one than cancelled of course).


Christopher M. Hobbs says: event cancellation

Posted at 2019-05-30T03:32:04Z relating to the show hpr2827 which was released on 2019-06-04 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Unscripted ramblings from my garage about my first CTF event

Sadly, this event was cancelled before the show aired. There was serious flooding in the area. Luckily everybody is safe.


Klaatu says: Great interview

Posted at 2019-05-26T17:53:35Z relating to the show hpr2794 which was released on 2019-04-18 by Yannick entitled Interview with Martin Wimpress, from a series on Interviews

This was the most informative "origin story" story of a distribution I've ever heard. The little details (like building the initial distro in droplets on Digital Ocean, based on a $10 voucher) are fascinating, and provide real insight into how some of these cool "little" projects actually happen. Thank you for this, Yannick-the-French-guy-from-Switzerland!


Ken Fallon says: This needs to be a video

Posted at 2019-05-23T07:07:41Z relating to the show hpr2504 which was released on 2018-03-08 by klaatu entitled Intro to Git with pen and paper, from a series on Introduction to Git

Can someone please step forward and do a video of this with this show as the audio track.

This link has also been recommended by a colleague https://learngitbranching.js.org/


ClaudioM says: Hello, Fellow Puffy Disciple!

Posted at 2019-05-17T14:29:33Z relating to the show hpr2814 which was released on 2019-05-16 by Zen_Floater2 entitled Spectre and Meltdown and OpenBSD and our future

Pretty good episode on the speculative execution stuff that Intel and others are dealing with. And don't feel alone, I also run OpenBSD as of late! Been dabbling with the BSDs since 3 years ago and, of all of them, OpenBSD is closest to my heart. I'm running OpenBSD-current on an old Toshiba Portege M400 convertible tablet PC as well as on a ThinkPad x230 at work. Yeah, certain things like wireless aren't up to par yet as they are on Linux or even FreeBSD (which I also run on a laptop at work), but it is a great OS with great security and support. Another HPR contributor by the name of Sigflup also runs OpenBSD, and to be honest, her use of it was what piqued my curiosity to the OS. So, rest assured, you're in good company as an OpenBSD user on HPR. ;-)


Snapdeus says: Linux desktop

Posted at 2019-05-17T12:32:17Z relating to the show hpr2813 which was released on 2019-05-15 by knightwise entitled Should we dump the linux Desktop.

The Linux desktop gives up and coming sysadmins a playground to learn Linux - which they will need to know for server administration.


DeepGeek says: Desktop is Dead

Posted at 2019-05-17T10:45:17Z relating to the show hpr2813 which was released on 2019-05-15 by knightwise entitled Should we dump the linux Desktop.

Love this cast and your own personal podcast off this network!

That being said, I wanted to say something again that I said in one of my podcasts, and that is that the desktop is dead. Not dead in the sense of no longer being developed, but the whole concept of the desktop is outmoded. For most people, they're day-to-day is their personal tablet and/or smartphone. I know many people who no longer would want a desktop or laptop. For me, my companies computer techs have such a bad system setup that most of the rank and file will use any phone app they can get on they're hands on in order to avoid using the shard desktop machines our company provides.

I love my personal desktop environment, and the lack of customization for windows and mac keeps me on linux. Every time I consider going back to windows I eventually end up wistfully checking the status of things like BB4Win and searching for alternative gui shells. If you care about your personal computing environment, you need linux. It's like this, in America a car enthusiast would probably want to be in California because California has a "car culture." If you want your environment to respond to what you think it should be for you, you have to do linux.

---
DeepGeek


DV says: Response to knightwise

Posted at 2019-05-16T17:32:43Z relating to the show hpr2813 which was released on 2019-05-15 by knightwise entitled Should we dump the linux Desktop.

Knightwise, I respect your knownledge in computers. But I disagree on one point. You said something like, when you need to get things done, only windows and Mac can do it. Maybe so for you, butI can do many things in Linux at least for my needs. I've been using Linux for 21 years.


Joel D says: re: norrist

Posted at 2019-05-16T02:35:26Z relating to the show hpr2809 which was released on 2019-05-09 by Joel D entitled The Blue Oak Model License and Its One Big Gotcha

Thanks for the feedback and the podcast recommendation! I’ll definitely be adding it to my queue.


Hipstre says: Do We Need Linux?

Posted at 2019-05-15T07:19:30Z relating to the show hpr2813 which was released on 2019-05-15 by knightwise entitled Should we dump the linux Desktop.

There is a lot to agree on here. Thank you for the podcast! I certainly agree that the distro-obsessiveness is absurd, and there should be more of a focus on applications. And there is so much overlap and duplicated effort in every area of software in the Open Source world.

I tend to think that Microsoft's recent dalliance with "openness" is just a case of Embrace, Extend, Exterminate. Essentially, an attempt to get Computer Science students and Programmers to think of the Command Line, and Linux as an esoteric extension of Windows. But who knows what they are thinking.


Yannick says: Should we dump Windows?

Posted at 2019-05-15T06:44:53Z relating to the show hpr2813 which was released on 2019-05-15 by knightwise entitled Should we dump the linux Desktop.

Hi Knightwise. While for the most part I agree with your arguments about using cross platform applications, I think the title of this comment is as valid as the title of your episode : I can run Audacity on my linux desktop, I can run firefox and freemind and Visual Studio Code. So, my question is, should we dump Windows ?
And the answer is obviously "no", because both our questions are flawed. Should __I__ dump Windows ? Should __you__ dump linux desktop ? Now those are valid questions. I have personally made the choice to ban Windows from my house, because I can do everything __I__ need on a linux desktop. You said that you can't write documents or make presentation on Linux and that is a perfectly valid reason for __you__ to dump the linux desktop. But as a general rule, no, __we__ should not dump any desktop, be it macOS, Windows, Linux, or any of the exotic ones. As you said in this episode, it's all about choice.

Also, you mentioned OpenOffice in this episode. I really hope you meant LibreOffice. Because OpenOffice... well... need I say more ? By the way, LibreOffice runs on windows, mac, linux and android. Another great example of cross platform software.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts, and even though I don't agree with all of them, I appreciated your point of view.


norrist says: The show _was_ fun

Posted at 2019-05-09T15:05:58Z relating to the show hpr2809 which was released on 2019-05-09 by Joel D entitled The Blue Oak Model License and Its One Big Gotcha

This was a great episode. Lots of listeners including myself are interested in the legal aspects of hacking. Thanks for the deep dive.

One of my _other_ favorite podcasts is related to this episode - http://faif.us/


clacke says: HKOSCON2019

Posted at 2019-05-09T13:52:59Z relating to the show hpr2806 which was released on 2019-05-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

I am aware of the conference, but frankly I haven't seen anything in the schedule that would draw me there. It's a mix of corporate promotion, blockchain and random student projects ... nothing about languages or development frameworks or services, which is what interests me the most. I don't feel a free software pulse there, no work toward building a Hong Kong free software community.


Dave Morriss says: Regarding awk coprocesses

Posted at 2019-05-09T08:57:35Z relating to the show hpr2793 which was released on 2019-04-17 by clacke entitled bash coproc: the future (2009) is here, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi clacke,

Yes, thanks for the link. I thought "I put that link in my notes", went and looked and found I'd messed it up, so I just fixed it :-)

The show is number 15 in the series and is now on the site as https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2824


clacke says: Re: awk coprocesses

Posted at 2019-05-09T04:17:22Z relating to the show hpr2793 which was released on 2019-04-17 by clacke entitled bash coproc: the future (2009) is here, from a series on Bash Scripting

I heard your comment again on the Community News and discovered that you were talking about awk coprocesses also, not just backticks. :-)

I didn't know about them! Looking forward to the episode.

For anyone wanting to read ahead of the class, the documentation page is here:

https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/html_node/Two_002dway-I_002fO.html


clacke says: Yggdrasil and Hollywood

Posted at 2019-05-09T03:59:48Z relating to the show hpr2806 which was released on 2019-05-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

I didn't mention Hugo Weaving because a superhero movie is a credible source for accuracy, but for reference because he happened to be accurate. :-)


Klaatu says: This is one of those episodes...

Posted at 2019-05-07T02:58:21Z relating to the show hpr2798 which was released on 2019-04-24 by knightwise entitled Should Podcasters be Pirates ?

This is the kind of episode I'd love to have played on NPR or some de facto talk radio station. On the one hand, it's "preaching to the choir" here on HPR, but then again, the topic is actually bigger than just podcasting. Where have all the blogs gone? the little indie websites and fansites? The Internet in general is a lot more cookie-cutter now than I think it was ever meant to be. As Dave Morriss says in an earlier comment, it's up to us to keep grassroots alive.


clacke says: Re: backquotes vs dollar-paren

Posted at 2019-05-04T11:20:57Z relating to the show hpr2793 which was released on 2019-04-17 by clacke entitled bash coproc: the future (2009) is here, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yes, that's why the dollar-paren was introduced. Backquotes can be nested too, but that requires escaping them with backslashes and we don't want to go there if we can avoid it.

Apart from the nesting thing, I find dollar-paren easier to read, especially when enclosed in double-quotes, as it usually is.

I thought that one difference between the two is that dollar-paren trims any trailing newlines, but it turns out I was wrong -- they both do that, so the difference is purely about quoting and readability.


DudeNamedBen says: Da Podfather, Adam Curry

Posted at 2019-04-29T16:39:28Z relating to the show hpr2798 which was released on 2019-04-24 by knightwise entitled Should Podcasters be Pirates ?

This is a great rant, Knightwise, but you don't spend any time talking about what Adam has been up to lately, which is EXACTLY the kind of podcast you are encouraging all of us to create and explore. From your handle, I assumed you were also a Knight of the No Agenda Roundtable, but you failed to even mention Adam's twice a week podcast done with the cranky geek himself John C. Dvorak. You need to hit more people in the mouth about the No Agenda Show (http://dvorak.org/na) Noagendashow.com

Consider yourself clobbered, dude!


Dave Morriss says: Memories of early podcasts and pirate radio

Posted at 2019-04-27T21:17:22Z relating to the show hpr2798 which was released on 2019-04-24 by knightwise entitled Should Podcasters be Pirates ?

Hi Knightwise,

Interesting show. I started listening to podcasts in 2005 or thereabouts. I'd just bought our first family PC (Windows, yuk!), signed up to my first ISP, and had started looking for stuff to listen to. I bought my first MP3 player that year, an iRiver iFP-899, and was using Juice or similar as my podcatcher.

Yes, I listened to the Daily Sourcecode and to Dave Winer (originator of RSS). Some great times!

I also remember Pirate Radio from the 1960's. I was at school in Norfolk, in the east of England, and we all listened to Radio Caroline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Caroline) and Radio London (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderful_Radio_London) from ships off the east coast. I'd listen to Veronica at times, but not a lot since it was in Dutch and the signal wasn't as good as I recall. Also good times though!

Thanks for the memories ;-)


cogoman says: Credit card security

Posted at 2019-04-25T11:48:37Z relating to the show hpr2796 which was released on 2019-04-22 by operat0r entitled IRS,Credit Freezes and Junk Mail Ohh My!

Though I hate the Capitol Onr commercials, they have something new and notable. Their ENO product is a credit card that gives you a new credit card reference number for each vendor you buy from, so if your credit gets stolen, you only lose the one reference number, and all the other bills you pay with your credit card are unaffected. On top of that, you know which vendor compromised your credit card.


Bart says: aren't you forgetting a hub?

Posted at 2019-04-25T11:42:03Z relating to the show hpr2457 which was released on 2018-01-02 by knightwise entitled Getting ready for my new Macbook Pro

you have the cable and case, but you need a USB-C hub / dock to connect your old usb stuff, you can get them at various websites:
https://www.usb-c-adapters.nl


tuturto says: Yarrr, record me episodes

Posted at 2019-04-24T08:28:23Z relating to the show hpr2798 which was released on 2019-04-24 by knightwise entitled Should Podcasters be Pirates ?

Now that mandatory pirate speak has been done, I can comment. There's market for both kinds of podcasts, grassroots ones and more slick and commercial ones. Latter ones won't disappear as long as there's money to be made, so it's our task to keep the more grassroots style alive.


Dave Morriss says: I really enjoyed this!

Posted at 2019-04-22T12:09:22Z relating to the show hpr2793 which was released on 2019-04-17 by clacke entitled bash coproc: the future (2009) is here, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks clacke, I enjoyed this a lot. Nice to be on the receiving end of the Bash info for a change ;-)

Command substitution:
It's my understanding that the newer $() form is an improvement on the older `` form largely because the substitutions can be nested. At least, when I found it years ago I was excited to be able to nest them! I assume it's nestable because the new form is easier to parse.

coproc:
This seems cool, though a little involved. I'd looked briefly but hadn't really thought about the feature. Thanks for covering it.

Since b-yeezi and I have awoken the Awk series from its hibernation recently, I'm going to cover redirection and Awk's coprocess feature as well. Episode 15 is almost ready to be recorded and uploaded.


Jon Kulp says: Older near-perfect player pianos

Posted at 2019-04-18T12:18:30Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

Dave, sorry it took me so long to respond to your very thoughtful comment. I appreciate the link to the self-playing instruments video podcast. There are some really good ones in there. I'm especially impressed by the Self Playing Steinway Duo-Art Piano - recorded by Sergei Prokofiev. That one is nearly as faithful to the actual playback as the Yamaha Disklavier, but is limited by the length of the paper that is recorded on. It's an analog equivalent, incredibly accurate in its reproduction. There were earlier ones, too. That whole phenomenon would merit an entire series but I don't know that much about it haha!


Jon Kulp says: A great summer job

Posted at 2019-04-15T21:15:28Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

Hi Windigo, thanks for the comment. Yes, I did work at the Library of Congress in the summer of 1993 as a "Junior Fellow," a paid internship that was quite prestigious. I don't know if they still have this or not. It was an amazing gig for a musicology nerd to get to work in the Music Division helping to process the recently acquired archives of Aaron Copland. Maybe this *is* worth an episode of its own!


Windigo says: Library of Congress

Posted at 2019-04-14T03:23:34Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

First of all, this has been one of my favorite shows of all time. What a fascinating musical instrument, not to mention a cool piece of technology!

But then you drop this in nonchalantly:

"I was working at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, one Summer..."

Dude, it's possible that you've covered this elsewhere, but I'd listen to a whole show about how that happened. It's always great to hear from you!


tuturto says: what about non-fictional stories

Posted at 2019-04-11T04:39:04Z relating to the show hpr2789 which was released on 2019-04-11 by lostnbronx entitled Pacing In Storytelling, from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

I love listening to this series and started wondering, how applicable and/or easy would it to adapt these topics in non-fictional story that isn't a story at all? If there's a book that teaches readers about programming, can some of these topics be still relevant? Could a study book build towards some climatic revelation that is hinted more and more as it comes closer and then revealed in all its glory?


tuturto says: looking for more

Posted at 2019-04-10T05:48:31Z relating to the show hpr2787 which was released on 2019-04-09 by operat0r entitled NodeJS Part 1

Great start for the series! I love learning how people are learning new skills like programming languages.


ClaudioM says: Also Useful with PsExec from Sysinternals Suite

Posted at 2019-04-06T14:12:22Z relating to the show hpr2783 which was released on 2019-04-03 by Claudio Miranda entitled The Windows "Shutdown.exe" Command Explained

Glad you found it useful. While you can use it alone, it's also useful with tools like PsExec from the Sysinternals suite. I might do an episode about that particular command as well. That suite has so many tools but PsExec is the one I use the most.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/

You could probably create a batch file or Powershell script to go through a list of hostnames and have them reboot/shutdown remotely.


Jon Kulp says: "or" not "of"

Posted at 2019-04-06T13:40:13Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

Whoops I thought I said hundreds or thousands, not hundreds *of* thousands. ^_^


Guy says: How far away are you?

Posted at 2019-04-06T05:24:14Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

You said you could listen over the internet no mater how many 100s of thousands of miles away you are. What moon/planet would that be? :)

Sorry, I could not resist.

It was an interesting show, thanks.


Dave Morriss says: What a wonderful device!

Posted at 2019-04-05T21:00:50Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

Hi Jon,

I loved this! It's a magnificent instrument. I never knew there was anything quite so sophisticated.

I watched the 'Music Machine Mondays' on the Wintergarten Youtube channel a couple of years ago. They visited the Speelklok Museum in Utrecht and looked at the marvels there (playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLLYkE3G1HEBO1slIc1RRfcfSsGyv2oMu) but this Disklavier is a significant evolution of these machines.

Listening to your show I was reminded of a thing I liked to listen to when I was a kid: 'Sparky's Magic Piano' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparky%27s_Magic_Piano). It was often on the radio on Saturdays on a children's music programme. This was probably in the 1950's.

I was slightly puzzled by the pronunciation of "Disklavier", thinking it should be pronounced the French way. A bit of Googling proved me wrong - and you right of course! In my defence I used to live in an area of rural England with many villages named after Norman French families which were pronounced strangely (to my ears). My favourite was Little Hautbois, an easy cycle ride away, called by the locals 'Hobbis'! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Hautbois)


Gavtres says: So cool!

Posted at 2019-04-05T14:08:48Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

I’m not by far music “literate” but the technology in this is so mesmerezing. I’m wondering it the tech exists for other types of instruments, i.e. wind, percussion.


Jon Kulp says: Ok but it wasn't the "Well-Tempered Piano"

Posted at 2019-04-04T11:15:46Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

But remember, in 1722 Bach wrote Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, and at the time the "piano" as an instrument did not exist. It had to mean either keyboard or harphsichord or clavichord. Keyboard is most generic.


Bubba says: Shutdown.exe command

Posted at 2019-04-04T10:08:59Z relating to the show hpr2783 which was released on 2019-04-03 by Claudio Miranda entitled The Windows "Shutdown.exe" Command Explained

Thanks for the insight. There's a scheduled power outage at work next month, and with this I can make sure everybody's workstation is shut down properly without running around and looking at power lights.


Jan says: Translations

Posted at 2019-04-04T09:15:34Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

Hello folks,

Diskette is the German word for floppy disk.

Klavier is the German word for piano.

Tastatur is the German word for keyboard (at least in terms of computers).

A pianos keyboard would be called Klaviatur.

So Disklavier can be split into Diskette and Klavier.


Thanks for the fine show :-)


tuturto says: music to ears

Posted at 2019-04-04T07:54:17Z relating to the show hpr2784 which was released on 2019-04-04 by Jon Kulp entitled The Yamaha Disklavier

Music to ears, literally. That disklavier must be really high tech as it can replicate playing so well. And watching the video of disklavier playing was really nice bonus. This reminded me of time when as a wee lad I made a trip to museum of mechanical music and they had completely mechanical piano that could play different dynamics, flourishes and what not.


clacke says: audio quality

Posted at 2019-04-01T10:48:48Z relating to the show hpr2779 which was released on 2019-03-28 by aldenp entitled HTTP, IPFS, and torrents

Take it from someone who records shows on their mobile phone: Your audio quality is great. :-)



clacke says: Yggdrasil pronunciation

Posted at 2019-04-01T07:15:44Z relating to the show hpr2774 which was released on 2019-03-21 by aldenp entitled CJDNS and Yggdrasil

As a Scandinavian, I can say that your pronunciation of Yggdrasil is entirely accurate, and if anyone doubts it, they can hear Hugo Weaving pronounce it in much the same way in "Captain America: The First Avenger", which by coincidence I saw only a few days later.


Hipstre says: Enjoyed it, sounded great

Posted at 2019-03-31T12:57:10Z relating to the show hpr2779 which was released on 2019-03-28 by aldenp entitled HTTP, IPFS, and torrents

Thanks for the podcast. I learned a lot. These protocols are fascinating, because to the end user, a few bytes here or there seem to be insignificant. But across the entire network, a few bytes here or there can add up to millions of dollars.

Oh, and the audio is great.


tuturto says: thanks and great idea

Posted at 2019-03-29T03:54:52Z relating to the show hpr2778 which was released on 2019-03-27 by tuturto entitled Functor and applicative in Haskell, from a series on Haskell

Thank you for the comments and episode idea. Haskell certainly is drastically different language compared to many others and learning curve can be steep. Sometimes it feels like I'm reading a math paper when I want to check for some feature or learn a new thing.

I'll make a note and record an episode "Why Haskell" at somepoint in close future. There's quite many Haskell episodes in the queue and I don't want Hacker Public Radio turn to Haskell Public Radio, so it might take a month or two.


Beeza says: Computer Requirements Specification

Posted at 2019-03-29T00:41:09Z relating to the show hpr2777 which was released on 2019-03-26 by knightwise entitled The quest for the perfect laptop.

Hi Knightwise

Whenever we are in the market for a new computer I think we inevitably want to get as close to the latest technology as our budget will afford. However, I think that can lead to a subconscious over-specification of our requirements as a way of justifying the purchase.

A few years ago I had selected a very nice Sony laptop that I convinced myself was exactly what I needed to support my work. Unfortunately an unforeseen breakdown of my car meant I had to spend roughly half of my budget to get it fixed and back on the road.

I still needed a new laptop but the Sony was now out of the question. I revisited my requirements and realised that many of my "must haves" were really "would like to haves". If it took a minute or two longer to rip a DVD did it really matter? If it took an extra few seconds to open a very large image-laden document was that really the end of the world?

By adopting this approach I found I was able to purchase a Dell rather than a Sony with what was left of my budget and its few relative shortcomings were almost immediately forgotten.


Beeza says: Intuitiveness Of Haskell

Posted at 2019-03-28T19:23:07Z relating to the show hpr2778 which was released on 2019-03-27 by tuturto entitled Functor and applicative in Haskell, from a series on Haskell

I've been writing software for over 30 years but I find the syntax of Haskell anything but intuitive - in fact less so than any other programming language I have looked at. Thanks to your excellent show notes I can make sense of it but I have to say I would not like to have to develop a project using this language.

Obviously I am missing the point as nobody would design a language with the intention of its being difficult to use. Perhaps you could produce another episode addressing the question "Why Haskell?"

An excellent episode for all that.....Thanks.


operat0r says: fun stuff

Posted at 2019-03-25T13:17:25Z relating to the show hpr2776 which was released on 2019-03-25 by lostnbronx entitled Sub-Plots In Storytelling, from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

long time listener almost first time comment.

I wanted to say I've always enjoyed your podcast. I don't read books or play d&d but I do watch a fair amount of TV and movies.

You can hear the amount of passion and what you're explaining and I personally feel almost smarter when I can go back and understand why a story I remember was great or horrible!


Gavtres says: IPv6 end to end encryption

Posted at 2019-03-25T01:10:45Z relating to the show hpr2774 which was released on 2019-03-21 by aldenp entitled CJDNS and Yggdrasil

Interesting. I am right now learning how to use Wireguard for end-to-end encryption. Wondering how it works in IPv6. Different approach but similar goal.


norrist says: gentoo

Posted at 2019-03-21T19:59:24Z relating to the show hpr2774 which was released on 2019-03-21 by aldenp entitled CJDNS and Yggdrasil

I have not used Gentoo on well over 10 years. Could you do a show about why you are using Gentoo and how it compares to debian/ubuntu/fedora/...?

You expressed some concern about your microphone, but there was no problem with your audio. Loud and Clear.


Brian-in-Ohio says: more shows

Posted at 2019-03-21T18:55:56Z relating to the show hpr2774 which was released on 2019-03-21 by aldenp entitled CJDNS and Yggdrasil

Great show. I hope you do more podcasts on any of the topics you mentioned in the show. Don't hesitate to give detail!


tuturto says: fascinating

Posted at 2019-03-21T04:53:06Z relating to the show hpr2774 which was released on 2019-03-21 by aldenp entitled CJDNS and Yggdrasil

I hadn't ever heard of CJDNS or Yggdrasil before, so I learned more today (and I'm not even done with morning coffee). I would love to hear more on what one could do with mesh networks (broad topic, I know).


Nybill says: Good Info

Posted at 2019-03-20T23:47:36Z relating to the show hpr2773 which was released on 2019-03-20 by Floyd C Poynter entitled Lead/Acid Battery Maintenance and Calcium Charge Voltage

Nice job, man. I never knew about the different charging levels for different types of vehicle batteries. I always just bought one that fit, and threw it in.

I'll be more careful next time.


tuturto says: Good to know

Posted at 2019-03-20T08:31:41Z relating to the show hpr2773 which was released on 2019-03-20 by Floyd C Poynter entitled Lead/Acid Battery Maintenance and Calcium Charge Voltage

This is sure to come handy. We're driving only short distances with car and while it hasn't yet damaged the battery, I suspect it will eventually do that. I'll have a look at the type of the battery and see if smart charger would be a good idea. Thanks for the information, I wouldn't have learned this otherwise I think.


tuturto says: this made my week

Posted at 2019-03-15T16:23:35Z relating to the show hpr2768 which was released on 2019-03-13 by tuturto entitled Writing Web Game in Haskell - Planetary statuses, from a series on Haskell

Thanks Klaatu, this really made my week. I try to work on the game at least a little bit every day, but sometimes progress feels super-slow. I do like building mechanisms that mimic places and their inhabitants and hopefully eventually allow emergent stories to pop up. Until that day, it's slow work of adding one more cog to the machinery.


Klaatu says: Agog and aghast

Posted at 2019-03-15T02:46:39Z relating to the show hpr2768 which was released on 2019-03-13 by tuturto entitled Writing Web Game in Haskell - Planetary statuses, from a series on Haskell

This is just so cool. The worldbuilding part makes me want to write a script to generate random solar systems with unique planets and constellations.

I love this project, keep going!


Ahuka says: Old drive letters

Posted at 2019-03-14T13:12:14Z relating to the show hpr2766 which was released on 2019-03-11 by klaatu entitled Disk enumeration on Linux

klaatu, remember that inertia is the most powerful force in the universe.


Klaatu says: Thanks for the info Joel

Posted at 2019-03-13T19:21:21Z relating to the show hpr2766 which was released on 2019-03-11 by klaatu entitled Disk enumeration on Linux

I guess I could have looked up fdisk. Thanks for overlooking my laziness.

Very enlightening about the C drive! I can respect extreme backward-compatibility, so I don't mind that they don't reclaim A or B. That said, the scheme is pretty stupid. I'm surprised it stuck around, but I guess once they'd made the decision, they just figured it was too late to change. It seems the more I learn about the historical Microsoft, the more I feel like it was started with no prior research, but then again maybe I'm biased because we live in such an open source world. After all, maybe back in the early 80s you couldn't just call up Bell Labs and ask if the way you're programming disk detection made sense or not.


Joel D says: The Letters C and F

Posted at 2019-03-12T18:51:48Z relating to the show hpr2766 which was released on 2019-03-11 by klaatu entitled Disk enumeration on Linux

Klaatu mentioned he wasn’t sure what the ‘f’ in ‘fdisk’ stood for. I had always been positive it stood for “format” because DOS had an fdisk command and that was pretty much its main use. However, I looked it up just now and turns out I was wrong, it stands for Fixed, as in Fixed Disk Setup Program.

He also seemed unsure of the reason why the main hard disk is usually C in Windows machines. PCs would originally boot off the floppy drive, which was always A, and for convenience, a second floppy drive was often added and it was always B. So the hard drives started with C. I don't think there's any technical reason A and B haven’t been reclaimed, but when I read `A:` or `B:` in a path, I still think “floppy disk”. At any rate, the whole scheme is sad and dumb!


Steve says: LessPass

Posted at 2019-03-12T04:26:51Z relating to the show hpr2764 which was released on 2019-03-07 by klaatu entitled Personal password algorithms, from a series on Information Underground

There is an open source project called LessPass that is trying to solve the password management problem in much the same way that you are describing. Passwords are generated in a deterministic and algorithmic way using a master password, some known values related to the site, and some cryptography.

There are two challenges that I see with this concept. The first one, that you made reference too, is how do you write an algorithm that will generate a password that will be acceptable to the policies of any site.

The second is, how do you deal with sites that insist that you change your password from time to time? In order to do that, you about have to change your algorithm, which means that all your other passwords will be broken.

If these two problems can be solved, I'd be all for this type of password management.


pauleb says: Great explanation!

Posted at 2019-03-11T09:46:52Z relating to the show hpr2763 which was released on 2019-03-06 by klaatu entitled Deepgeek explains SPF records, from a series on Information Underground

It's been a while since I set up my email - server with SPF, DKIM and DMARC. Since I'm about to migrate it to another server this has been a valuable reminder of what SPF is about.
I also think it is much clearer than every guide I read at the time I had to set it up.

Well written by deepgeek and well read and extended by Klaatu - Thank you two!


b-yeezi says: Thanks for the help

Posted at 2019-03-09T17:35:27Z relating to the show hpr2763 which was released on 2019-03-06 by klaatu entitled Deepgeek explains SPF records, from a series on Information Underground

I used this episode to help me understand why some of my email was ending up in people's spam box. I added an SPF record, and now all is well! Thanks.


Klaatu says: You're welcome

Posted at 2019-03-07T18:49:22Z relating to the show hpr2708 which was released on 2018-12-19 by klaatu entitled Ghostscript, from a series on Privacy and Security

I'm glad this helped, Steve.

You're not the only one this episode has helped. I've referred back to it at least fortnightly since posting it!


Klaatu says: We are stupid

Posted at 2019-03-07T07:02:10Z relating to the show hpr2749 which was released on 2019-02-14 by klaatu entitled Lostnbronx and Klaatu commentary from episode 2743

Page 19 has 3 tables (2-1 through 2-3) with a summary of bonus values for race, themes, and class.

I think two lessons learned:

0. use the official character sheet when building a character for the first time
1. actually read


tuturto says: oh, wow

Posted at 2019-03-05T04:52:48Z relating to the show hpr2762 which was released on 2019-03-05 by lostnbronx entitled What You Really Are, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

This was way deeper episode than what I expected after listening couple more minutes. Really great, albeit sad at the same time (just like life) show.

Reminds me time when I started role-playing games and how I as a dungeon master couldn't bring myself to actually get players killed, but had to always come up with a some way to save them. Players had fun, but challenge wasn't really there.


Mike Ray says: Media embedded show notes

Posted at 2019-03-04T01:26:28Z relating to the show hpr2761 which was released on 2019-03-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

NO, NO, NO!

This is likely to be an accessibility nightmare and might well render it impossible for blind participants like me to read the notes at all.

I admit I rarely consult the notes, except for shows with a *strong* hacker twist, like the shows about xsd or Dave's bash series of shows.

Anything which is likely to have links, such as links to github repositories, or fragments of code I might like to copy and paste and fiddle about with.

I can't imagine that other people who refer to show not3es for clicking on links will be helped by embedding text into media files either.

And while on the subject, I have not seen this yet on HPR I think, but when anybody includes the output from cli stuff in show notes, posting screen-shots of console or terminal output also makes it impossible for me to access the text.

Keep the show notes as separate text please and don't embed them into media. If you do, maybe we can have them as both.


Jon Kulp says: Never too much about 80s gear

Posted at 2019-03-02T15:14:57Z relating to the show hpr2759 which was released on 2019-02-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Cleaning the Potentiometers on a Peavey Bandit 65

Haha Sorry, Bill! Please do the show anyway. I think the foot pedal is actually working fine, it's just that I didn't realize it was switched over to the other channel while I was working on the amp and the foot pedal wasn't actually plugged in at the moment. I realized my mistake when I plugged the foot pedal in and stepped on it and suddenly saturation was working because it was on the right channel.

Thanks for the tip on the cleaner / lubricant. I think I will check with my audio engineering faculty guy and see if he's got a can sitting around that I can blast some into the pots without having to pay twenty bucks for a can myself. :)


NYbill says: Stepping on toes!

Posted at 2019-02-28T21:21:52Z relating to the show hpr2759 which was released on 2019-02-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Cleaning the Potentiometers on a Peavey Bandit 65

Stealing a show I had planned, Jon!

http://media.gunmonkeynet.net/u/nybill/m/winter-to-do-list-fix-this/

All right, all right. You beat me to it fair and square.

BTW, there is contact cleaner that is specifically made for music gear and it does contain a lubricant. Its made by DeoxIT and the line of products is called Fader (Their font choice on 'Fader" looks awful familiar!

Also, I would say your saturation is not working properly, if at all. That thing should give you all the Hair Metal distortion you could ask for. :P

You might have a problem with the foot pedal. I had this same issue in the past. You might be stuck in NORM GAIN. And the pedal is not switching into LEAD GAIN (where the Saturation is).
The problem I used to have is, the 90 degree jack for the foot pedal does not retain/grip the cable in any way. Any tug on the cable can break a solder joint inside. Its something to check out. Its only a couple screws.

Good luck! And get some hair spray!


Rob says: hpr2706 - episode about AS/400

Posted at 2019-02-27T19:02:43Z relating to the show hpr2706 which was released on 2018-12-17 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why I love the IBM AS/400 computer systems

Hi Jeroen,

thank you for your talk about AS/400 systems . I was working with those magical machines for about a decade and I must admit it was truely enjoyable experience. Thanks again for bringing back good memories. Cheers. treboR

P.S. I don't know how about others but for me those machines will always be AS/400 no matter what new marketing name IBM would invent for them iSeries, System i, etc... ;-)


klaatu says: this episode

Posted at 2019-02-27T17:47:06Z relating to the show hpr2754 which was released on 2019-02-21 by Edward Miro / c1ph0r entitled Craigslist Scam Catch, from a series on Privacy and Security

Great episode. The question is how to get the target audience (the people who'd be fooled by this kind of transaction) to listen to this. I think part of the problem is that people who are fooled by this sort of thing have no interest in learning about it.

Then again, maybe people-who-can't-be-bothered aren't the audience.

Either way, thanks for the walkthrough of the investigation. It's great to hear an example of methodical analysis.


clacke says: Re: Test-driving Linux in computer stores

Posted at 2019-02-26T06:37:56Z relating to the show hpr2672 which was released on 2018-10-30 by klaatu entitled Porteus

Alison, I've been pleasantly surprised here in Hong Kong that if I ask the store clerks, they will generously allow me to boot from my USB stick to see how well Linux runs, no complaints whatsoever.

And that's lucky too, because last spring and summer when I was shopping for a new machine, I tried like ten of them before I found one where screen, Wi-Fi and touchpad were working without glitches and the machine didn't crash after a few minutes.


Steve says: Just what I needed

Posted at 2019-02-07T23:05:08Z relating to the show hpr2708 which was released on 2018-12-19 by klaatu entitled Ghostscript, from a series on Privacy and Security

Just wanted to say thank you for this episode. I needed to reduce the size of a PDF today, and I knew right where to come and the necessary command was in the show notes. Worked perfectly.


Jon Kulp says: the RT-909

Posted at 2019-02-06T23:35:45Z relating to the show hpr2737 which was released on 2019-01-29 by Jon Kulp entitled My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

Thanks for the comments, VulcanRidr, very glad to hear you enjoyed the episode. I've seen the RT-909 that you mentioned in catalogs and on eBay, and that would be a great tape deck to have. Takes considerably more space than the 707 and probably would not fit in my stereo rack because it would need room above it for those big reels to spin. I'd love to have one, though! I believe the YouTube Techmoan host has an RT-909 in his collection. If you do pull it out of storage and set it up, I hope you will do a response episode about it. I would love to hear that.


Brian in Ohio says: show notes

Posted at 2019-02-06T19:36:13Z relating to the show hpr2741 which was released on 2019-02-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2019, from a series on HPR Community News

I listen to hpr on my android phone using antennapod (available at f-droid) and can see the shownotes and the links in the show notes take you to the website. Great application!


VulcanRidr says: Excellent!

Posted at 2019-02-06T14:12:27Z relating to the show hpr2737 which was released on 2019-01-29 by Jon Kulp entitled My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

I listened to your RT707 podcast this morning on my way in to work. What a blast from the past...I have the RT909 (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uPsAAOSworNcRKPc/s-l300.jpg), the 10" reel version of the same tape deck that you have. I picked mine up in the mid-to-late 80s. Now I am racking my brain to figure out where I can pull it out of storage and set up. I want to go back and listen what I put on some of my tapes...

Comparing traditional music formats, LPs, reel tapes, etc to mp3s and oggs is like comparing "dead tree" books to e-books. With books, you have the physical sensation of a paper book...The smell of the book, the feel of flipping pages. Meanwhile, with music, not only do you have the spinning tape reels and the movement of the tonearm, but more than that, analog music has more depth and richness, and is generally a warmer ambience than digital music. But at the same time, I can put several hundred thousand digital tracks onto a device which fits in my shirt pocket, and only need a pair of headphones to partake.

Anyway, it is gems like this show that make me enjoy HPR. Thanks Jon!

--vr


tuturto says: Pleasure to listen to

Posted at 2019-02-06T08:02:13Z relating to the show hpr2743 which was released on 2019-02-06 by klaatu entitled Character build in the d20 system, from a series on Information Underground

This was really fun episode to listen to and it made me kind of want to play some roleplaying game again. The comment about charisma being least useful stat made me think how it depends on the game being played and the group. Some like shooting (or hitting, or magic missiling) everything that moves, while others like politics and intrigue. Probably best to have a chat before game to set expectations what kind of game people are generally looking forward to.


rtsn says: !

Posted at 2019-02-05T17:16:21Z relating to the show hpr2707 which was released on 2018-12-18 by Edward Miro / c1ph0r entitled Steganalysis 101

thanks for a wonderful episode


Jon Kulp says: I want one!

Posted at 2019-01-29T16:43:28Z relating to the show hpr2737 which was released on 2019-01-29 by Jon Kulp entitled My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

Wow, Dave, I REALLY wish you still had that Clarion tape machine! I love stuff like that. A portable reel-to-reel tape deck is definitely on my wishlist of vintage audio. Incidentally the YouTuber Techmoan did an amazing episode about the tape decks of Mission Impossible, featuring the Craig 212. Thanks for the feedback. :)


Dave Morriss says: Wow! What a beautiful tape deck!

Posted at 2019-01-29T15:42:04Z relating to the show hpr2737 which was released on 2019-01-29 by Jon Kulp entitled My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

Thanks Jon. This was a wonderful voyage of nostalgia.

As a teenager I had a portable Clarion tape deck (https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/gbc_clarion.html?language_id=2) which I'd bought from my cousin. It got a lot of use and I learnt how to splice tape and make tape loops back then. I'd record the latest hit records off the radio to share with friends and family. I did some basic repairs on the player, and learnt to solder when the leads and plugs needed fixing. The Clarion died eventually and probably got junked sadly.

I always wanted - but never acquired - a big reel-to-reel player like a Grundig, Philips, TEAC, or whatever. Great to hear about your adventures in this area!


Jon Kulp says: Victrola episode

Posted at 2019-01-29T15:00:22Z relating to the show hpr2737 which was released on 2019-01-29 by Jon Kulp entitled My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

Thanks for your comment, Bookewyrmm. It's too bad about your Edison disc. If you enjoyed this episode about open reel tape, then you might enjoy one I did a few years ago about my Victrola in episode 1339.

Incidentally I recently discovered a guy on YouTube who does amazing videos about Legacy audio formats, a user called Techmoan. These are just awesome. I highly recommend subscribing.


Bookewyrmm says: ancient media

Posted at 2019-01-29T12:20:29Z relating to the show hpr2737 which was released on 2019-01-29 by Jon Kulp entitled My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

I just finished listening to the episode, and wow! I love finding and listening to older media. The "Crown Jewel" in my collection is an Edison Record. Sadly it came to me broken, but I do have all of the pieces and the cardboard storage cylinder is whole, so even if I do ever find a player, I couldn't play it.

For those interested, here's a link to info on Edison Cylinder records

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/history-goldmoulded.php


Jon Kulp says: Tape counter is functioning now

Posted at 2019-01-29T02:12:48Z relating to the show hpr2737 which was released on 2019-01-29 by Jon Kulp entitled My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

Follow-up: research on the issue indicated that a non-functional tape counter in this machine was about 99% likely to be from a broken belt. The reels are direct-drive but a belt turns the counter. I got a replacement belt from eBay and installed it today, and I'm happy to report that it works perfectly now.


Mike Ray says: Jealous

Posted at 2019-01-25T23:22:31Z relating to the show hpr2731 which was released on 2019-01-21 by Andrew Conway entitled My 8 bit Christmas

I spent probably most of the first half of the eighties playing Elite on the BBC micro. Or Donkey Kong, or writing code for it.

Last time I used one, or was it two, was to calculate the position of the Moon and steer a huge VHF antenna array to point at it, late eighties and early nineties. Wasn't ideal since the ADC port was only 11 bit, so no great accuracy with the Moon's position, could not have pointed Jodrell Bank with sufficient definition.

I could see back then.

I am very jealous of all of those classic 8-bit classic games at your fingertips. And all loading fast.

You must have been sick when the PSU blew up.

Last question...where can I find a wife like that?


rtsn says: c0mment

Posted at 2019-01-25T12:13:39Z relating to the show hpr2731 which was released on 2019-01-21 by Andrew Conway entitled My 8 bit Christmas

Thanks for this wonderful episode. The bbc seems like pretty cool machine. more episodes on this please!


rtsn says: !

Posted at 2019-01-25T09:44:48Z relating to the show hpr2726 which was released on 2019-01-14 by operat0r entitled Home Theater - Part 2 Software (High Level)

Cool, thanks for sharing! Very interesting episode.


rtsn says: !

Posted at 2019-01-25T09:42:51Z relating to the show hpr2717 which was released on 2019-01-01 by Edward Miro / c1ph0r entitled Mobile Device Security

Good episode!


timttmy says: first contact

Posted at 2019-01-23T23:00:11Z relating to the show hpr2731 which was released on 2019-01-21 by Andrew Conway entitled My 8 bit Christmas

Thanks for the show Andrew.
My first contact with any computer was the BBC in the "Big" class (Final year) at primary school. I can vividly remember playing Granny's Garden [1] when I was 9 or 10.
Then at secondary school while everyone was messing around with the new windows 3.1 i386 machines I spent _days_ on the only BBC left in the school typing code in from a magazine called quest [2]. The code was some sort of database programme but it never ever worked and so far above my skill set to debug it just sat on my 5 1/4" floppy destined to stay in my school bag until the end of time.
I actually gasped and swore when you jogged, well set a nuclear bomb off in my memory with the two words "Star dot". I had forgotten how simple the commands were.
Anyway please please do a follow up show. I would love to hear more about the BBC and see how much I can remember.

[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny%27s_Garden
[2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quest_(British_magazine)


Jon Kulp says: I love legacy hardware

Posted at 2019-01-23T21:25:30Z relating to the show hpr2731 which was released on 2019-01-21 by Andrew Conway entitled My 8 bit Christmas

I LOVED this episode! I like anything about retro equipment, making old stuff work again, using legacy equipment/formats. This was great. My own interest is mainly audio, but it's great hearing about any of these old tech products that are still usable or are being refurbished and loved again. Thanks. :)


Dave Morriss says: This was a real treat

Posted at 2019-01-23T17:46:27Z relating to the show hpr2731 which was released on 2019-01-21 by Andrew Conway entitled My 8 bit Christmas

Great episode. I'm jealous. So much nostalgia.

I actually bought a BBC Micro in about 1981(?) having previously owned an Acorn Atom (I think). What's more I still have the Beeb, though it's mouldered away many years in the attic. I bought the Z80 co-processor, the "Prestel adaptor" (modem in a beige box), a dual floppy disk drive and a bunch of other stuff including the RGB monitor. It was my main computer for many years.

It's been something I have been meaning to do for some time - resurrect these devices. The replacement of all the dead electrolytic capacitors might be more than I can manage, but I'll have a go. If not then I know I can buy a properly refurbished one off eBay ;-)

I hope you'll do more shows about your experiences with this magnificent machine.


tuturto says: amazing memories

Posted at 2019-01-23T17:26:40Z relating to the show hpr2731 which was released on 2019-01-21 by Andrew Conway entitled My 8 bit Christmas

I never actually owned BBC, but read about them a lot when I was kid. Especially Elite was touted as the best space game ever and BBC version being superior in every possible way. Thanks for making the episode, it sure resurrected bunch of old memories.


MrX says: Re Coincidentally...

Posted at 2019-01-20T19:51:41Z relating to the show hpr2734 which was released on 2019-01-24 by MrX entitled Mashpodder

Hi Klaatu, I took some advice from our friend Dave Morris he suggested I might like to use the RSS feed to keep track of comments. I got hold of a simple RSS feeder on the Android play store. It seems to be working out great as I was alerted to your comment. Without the reader, months may have gone by before stumbling across your comments. Mashpodder is ripe for modifying especially since it's so well written with loads of good comments. I have plenty of unfinished projects so I can relate to what you are saying.

All the best
MrX


Klaatu says: Coincidentally...

Posted at 2019-01-17T18:14:25Z relating to the show hpr2734 which was released on 2019-01-24 by MrX entitled Mashpodder

I've resumed using mashpodder for podcatching just recently.

The audio jack on my mobile failed (rending my mobile functionally useless as a podcast listening device), so I dug out an old media player loaded with RockBox, and I use it as my listening device. For one day, I tried loading it manually with podcasts, and then realised that I needed something to manage show downloads for me, and mashpodder is what I turned to.

I started modifying it so that it would run an arbitrary script (such as a conversion script) but got distracted. Maybe later....


Ken Fallon says: As a means for telling two stories at once ?

Posted at 2019-01-17T08:00:31Z relating to the show hpr2728 which was released on 2019-01-16 by lostnbronx entitled The Unreliable Narrator In Storytelling, from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

Hi LnB,

Loved this show as ever. It got me thinking that I enjoyed "The Usual Suspects", and "Fight Club" as two well executed movies. Both had me going back to watch it again to see how they fooled me.

I would like to argue that "The Sixth Sense" took the premise of the unreliable narrator(s) and did something unique to set it apart from the other two. Namely they produced two entirely different films from the same series of pictures.

The first time I saw it I watched a Horror Film starring Bruce Willis, and saw a story about a man who discovers the truth.

The second time watching it I saw a Drama starring Haley Joel Osment, and saw a story about a boy struggling to accept he is different, having to deal with difficult situations and learning to trust again.

After listening to your show, I realised that this was only possible because both characters were Unreliable Narrators, one unknowing and the other using it as a tool to help.

Ken.


Windigo says: Listening through the back catalog

Posted at 2019-01-16T05:23:17Z relating to the show hpr2721 which was released on 2019-01-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I'm one of the folks listening through the HPR back catalog (in descending order). Older episodes are often still relevant, and those that are a little "dated" are still fascinating from a historical perspective.

Like Ken mentioned, this is also a fantastic way to flesh out the tags and summaries on older episodes. It only takes a few extra minutes per show!


Dave Morriss says: Very nice show!

Posted at 2019-01-15T11:57:46Z relating to the show hpr2721 which was released on 2019-01-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks Yannick, I really enjoyed listening to this. Very well done.

It was also great to hear Jeroen on the Community News again. For the record the HPR "muggers" at OggCamp 2018 that suggested he join us were JWP and myself ;-)

I caught something a bit like flu just after Christmas - but it can't have been flu because I had my flu shot. Anyway, the notFlu, or its aftermath, is still hanging on three weeks later.


ClaudioM says: Quite a Different Shutdown

Posted at 2019-01-11T19:21:40Z relating to the show hpr2725 which was released on 2019-01-11 by klaatu entitled The Illumos Shutdown Command Explained

A very informative episode. I hadn't realized how different the shutdown command functions on illumos-based operating systems is from the BSDs and Linux. You've also inspired me to make an HPR episode on a similar command with the same name in another OS I have to use from time to time.


MrX says: Re Comment 2 from lostnbronx

Posted at 2019-01-10T17:25:03Z relating to the show hpr2668 which was released on 2018-10-24 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 3, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi yes indeed wonderful microphone, unfortunately, I've never had the pleasure of using such a mike myself. The picture was actually to show an example of a radio with a moving analogue tuning needle that moves across the front of the radio, the microphone just happened to be in the picture.

The AVO meter is indeed a classic and something I have personally used on numerous occasions many years ago, they look like something out of an old horror film and are very heavy, built to last.

Best wishes MrX


MrX says: Re Comment 1 from Michael

Posted at 2019-01-10T17:21:58Z relating to the show hpr2668 which was released on 2018-10-24 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 3, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Many thanks for the comment much appreciated
Very sorry for taking so long in replying I'm not very good and checking for new comments probably for the same reason that I didn't include the interesting noise from my tuner. Afraid it all boils down to time or lack of it as I would have had to set things up and make a separate recording and I was just keen to get the show finished my apologies, again the same reason for not giving audio examples of the noise blanker. Also thanks for the information on relays having never owned a modern HF radio I assumed they would be silent, thanks for the clarification

Best wishes MrX


dodddummy says: The Stanley Parable

Posted at 2019-01-08T22:55:32Z relating to the show hpr2629 which was released on 2018-08-30 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 3 - game/story mode.

Joel H,
I just read your comment and looked at "The Stanley Parable". I think this would work just fine in a first person exploratory game. As I've thought it about this and games more, I can't think of a game type this wouldn't work in, actually.

First person mode would be interesting in the thoughts could switch from initially being in the native language but switching to the new language as progress is made. That's sort of the ideal situation I suppose in general. If you can think in the new language I suppose you've won.


Dave Morriss says: Bash-5.0

Posted at 2019-01-08T20:28:38Z relating to the show hpr2709 which was released on 2018-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash Tips - 16, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yes, I just saw that on Mastodon. Thanks for the heads-up.

Oh boy, lots of fun for me, infinite vistas of tedium for my audience ;-)



Klaatu says: Thanks Scott

Posted at 2019-01-07T19:20:14Z relating to the show hpr2712 which was released on 2018-12-25 by klaatu entitled Steganography

Thanks for the comment and offer, Scott. I'm more a coffee drinker, and rarely in Cincinnati any more, but drinking and talking about tech is pretty much my favourite pastime. So if I'm in the area I will absolutely broadcast it on the HPR mailing list so I can take you up on your offer!


Dave Morriss says: Substring manipulation

Posted at 2019-01-07T19:18:46Z relating to the show hpr2719 which was released on 2019-01-03 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash Tips - 17, from a series on Bash Scripting

This is a very cool feature which I use a lot!

I'd approach your example with a little script, 'pathparse' which shows you don't need 'dirname' or 'basename':

$ cat pathparse
#!/usr/bin/env bash

path="$1"

directory="${path%/*}"
filename="${path##*/}"
prefix="${filename%.*}"
suffix="${filename#*.}"

printf '%-9s: %s
'
'Directory' "$directory"
'Filename' "$filename"
'Prefix' "$prefix"
'Suffix' "$suffix"

$ ./pathparse /etc/apt/sources.list
Directory: /etc/apt
Filename : sources.list
Prefix : sources
Suffix : list


Klaatu says: no lucky winners

Posted at 2019-01-07T19:16:39Z relating to the show hpr2712 which was released on 2018-12-25 by klaatu entitled Steganography

Nobody emailed me revealing that they found the hidden object. To be fair, there wasn't much time, it was around the holidays, and people are busy. I should look at the server logs to see how many people actually downloaded the sample PDF containing the payload.

I believe that most listeners consume HPR from RSS and never see shownotes (and all of my subtle hints that there was more than meets the eye about this mini-series were only in shownotes).

Anyway, it was a fun experiment, and interesting data about both steganography and the PDF format.


Ken Fallon says: Things I didn't know

Posted at 2019-01-07T17:03:00Z relating to the show hpr2719 which was released on 2019-01-03 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash Tips - 17, from a series on Bash Scripting

Didn't know about Substring manipulation

Also found out why the following works


filepath=$(dirname -- "${source}")
filename=$(basename -- "${source}")
extension="${filename##*.}"
filename="${filename%.*}"


ShortFatBaldGuy says: Great episode/series

Posted at 2019-01-04T21:22:02Z relating to the show hpr2712 which was released on 2018-12-25 by klaatu entitled Steganography

Solid work klatuu, if you're ever in the Cincinnati area, I'd like to buy you a beer and pick your brain - Scott


b-yeezi says: Already put to use

Posted at 2018-12-31T16:18:04Z relating to the show hpr2716 which was released on 2018-12-31 by Thaj Sara entitled Really Simple YouTube

Great episode. I have already started using this tip in my Tiny Tiny RSS instance.


Windigo says: Certainly piqued my interest

Posted at 2018-12-31T04:05:53Z relating to the show hpr2706 which was released on 2018-12-17 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why I love the IBM AS/400 computer systems

Thanks for the informative episode! I've bumped up against the AS/400s a few times in my life, but never managed to find out what they were all about.

I feel this was a great intro, and I will be poking around the museum to learn more.


Ken Fallon says: Did anyone win ?

Posted at 2018-12-28T05:54:34Z relating to the show hpr2712 which was released on 2018-12-25 by klaatu entitled Steganography

we need to know.


Klaatu says: can't wait to try it

Posted at 2018-12-22T07:38:25Z relating to the show hpr2619 which was released on 2018-08-16 by bjb entitled A Gentle Introduction to Quilt

Quilt sounds really neat. I can't wait to try it.

Thanks for a great episode!


Klaatu says: docbook rocks

Posted at 2018-12-22T04:52:40Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

https://docbook.rocks/
Is a neat site talking about docbook and how great it is.


Klaatu says: Nice look behind the scenes

Posted at 2018-12-22T04:48:41Z relating to the show hpr2661 which was released on 2018-10-15 by Claudio Miranda entitled My Music Production Setup

This was a fascinating peek behind the scenes. I love hearing how open source musicians produce their music, and I loved the samples of the music at the beginning. Very cool!


Klaatu says: Best explanation of what a mainframe is

Posted at 2018-12-22T04:03:21Z relating to the show hpr2635 which was released on 2018-09-07 by Jeroen Baten entitled Running your own mainframe on Linux (for fun and profit)

I've asked, I've skimmed wikipedia pages, but until you explained the isolation of the main CPU, with controllers for other tasks, I never understood exactly what a mainframe was. So thank you.

Also, thanks for the clear explanation of how to get started with this. I heard about the Open Mainframe project (https://www.openmainframeproject.org) and kinda poked around there, but I think I'll give Hercules a go before Open Mainframe's Zowe.


Klaatu says: shameless self promotion

Posted at 2018-12-22T03:52:20Z relating to the show hpr2666 which was released on 2018-10-22 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Slackware Post-Install

Great episode on Slackware, thanks.

I have written a guide on the post-install process here:
http://slackermedia.info/handbook/doku.php?id=user

I should probably go to the Slack wiki and merge it into the official docs, but I'm not sure what the protocol is for total re-writes of someone else's content. Anyway, it's available in the Slackermedia handbook, and covers most of the absolute necessary tasks as well as some GUI customisations.


Gustaf says: Thank you

Posted at 2018-12-21T08:07:55Z relating to the show hpr2710 which was released on 2018-12-21 by Ken Fallon entitled Youtube downloader for channels

Nice one, this will come in handy. Thank you for posting


Kevin O'Brien says: Finding truth

Posted at 2018-12-21T03:32:52Z relating to the show hpr2695 which was released on 2018-11-30 by Ahuka entitled Problems with Studies, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Many years ago I was told by a professor that all really important questions come down to epistemology, i.e., how do we know what we know? I have come to see the truth in that statement. I'm glad you also see that Klaatu.


Ahuka says: Follow your bliss

Posted at 2018-12-21T02:41:42Z relating to the show hpr2705 which was released on 2018-12-14 by Ahuka entitled Evidence-based Medicine, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thanks for the comment, Klaatu. I guess this works because I always pick topics I am interested in, and I suspect that is what makes it interesting to others.


Klaatu says: Required listening

Posted at 2018-12-20T22:35:33Z relating to the show hpr2695 which was released on 2018-11-30 by Ahuka entitled Problems with Studies, from a series on Health and Healthcare

This ought to be required listening for everyone before they are allowed on the Internet, or out of their front door.


Klaatu says: episode 2725

Posted at 2018-12-20T21:23:09Z relating to the show hpr2697 which was released on 2018-12-04 by JWP entitled The Linux Shutdown Command Explained

My Illumos response is episode 2725. Enjoy, and thanks both JWP and ClaudioM for the comparisons.


Klaatu says: Neato

Posted at 2018-12-20T18:12:22Z relating to the show hpr2698 which was released on 2018-12-05 by b-yeezi entitled XSV for fast CSV manipulations - Part 1

I don't encounter CSV all that often, but this is a great tool to know about. Thanks!


Klaatu says: Particularly interesting +1

Posted at 2018-12-20T17:57:29Z relating to the show hpr2701 which was released on 2018-12-10 by dodddummy entitled First impressions of the Odroid-go, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I'd heard of odroid, but this has been a great review of one, with lots of useful hands-on information. Thanks for this. Eventually, I assume my Pocket Chip will die, and since the company that created it is no more, I can foresee wanting a replacement. These ultra-portable systems (some Pi-like device with a screen and some method of input) are really really useful on the 20 hour flights from New Zealand to the East Coast of USA that I end up having to make once or twice a year for some tech conf.


Klaatu says: another great jwp episode

Posted at 2018-12-20T17:52:53Z relating to the show hpr2697 which was released on 2018-12-04 by JWP entitled The Linux Shutdown Command Explained

Thanks for yet another straight-forward and informative episode, jwp. I always wondered about the `halt` thing, since on Slackware I'd learned (probably from the Slack book) `shudown -h now`

ClaudioM: OpenIndiana uses the original Sun shutdown command (at the time of this writing, at least; I know a lot of CDDL stuff is is systematically getting replaced, but I'm not sure if 'shutdown' is on that list), and its options are pretty basic.

Oh heck, I'll just go record an episode about it.


Klaatu says: smart

Posted at 2018-12-20T16:48:42Z relating to the show hpr2705 which was released on 2018-12-14 by Ahuka entitled Evidence-based Medicine, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Listening to this episode made me feel really smart, mainly because of all the science-y terms like "control group" and "double blind". Once I past feeling like I was now an expert in scientific studies, I realised that this topic is actually a broad topic and can even, in many ways, be applied to a lot of things in life, possibly software testing and usability studies. I'd love to get a job some time where I could just test people's reactions to various interface designs, or to arbitrary limitations imposed on software, and so on.

Thanks for this series; I never thought of myself as being interested in health care and science, so it's been unexpectedly intriguing.


Klaatu says: Intro music

Posted at 2018-12-20T16:11:44Z relating to the show hpr2706 which was released on 2018-12-17 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why I love the IBM AS/400 computer systems

I love this retro version of the intro music. Really cool episode, too. I was not familiar with AS/400, and I don't know much about mainframes, so this was a fascinating overview. Thank you!


Klaatu says: Great intro

Posted at 2018-12-19T02:30:17Z relating to the show hpr2707 which was released on 2018-12-18 by Edward Miro / c1ph0r entitled Steganalysis 101

Thanks for this excellent overview. I find steganography fascinating but never thought about the workflow. This episode is a great way to focus on the steps and tools involved.


b-yeezi says: Great show

Posted at 2018-12-18T22:47:55Z relating to the show hpr2707 which was released on 2018-12-18 by Edward Miro / c1ph0r entitled Steganalysis 101

Thank you for this to steganography. It is a topic that I've heard of and gave it little thought until this show. I'm interested in what you will come up with for your next episode.



Dave Morriss says: This is a great bit of software

Posted at 2018-12-16T20:24:11Z relating to the show hpr2698 which was released on 2018-12-05 by b-yeezi entitled XSV for fast CSV manipulations - Part 1

Thanks for this.

I just listened to the show and immediately thought of several applications of xsv in what I do. I have installed it and am learning my way around it. Definitely a great addition to the toolkit.


Richard Harris says: Consultant, Licensed technical instructor

Posted at 2018-12-16T13:09:39Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

On the Heartland Info Web Pages, I've posted:

"Radio Shack 150-in-1 Science Fair
Electronic Project Kit

"RECOMMENDED PROJECTS, sorted by difficulty...
with
"Additional tips..."

at: http://www.harris1.net/info/sci_tech_health/RadioShack_150in1kit.htm

It's my "Quick Guide to the best of the 150 projects in this kit, with the list organized from most basic to most advanced, of the 69 best projects for people learning electronics."

This should help electronics beginners and novices, struggling to learn electronics from the poorly organized manual -- which starts with rather advanced topics, and scatters the basics all over the place.

As a tech instructor, looking to hand my old kit of to a newbie, thought I'd take the time to sort it out for him -- and this is the result.

At bottom of chart is a lengthy collection of "tips" for novice experimenters, whether using this kit, or not.

Comments and (civil) corrections welcome.

~ RH of harris1.net


Ahuka says: Excellent show

Posted at 2018-12-15T17:17:59Z relating to the show hpr2704 which was released on 2018-12-13 by klaatu entitled Intro to Scribus, from a series on Privacy and Security

As usual, Klaatu does an excellent job in presenting software. I particularly enjoyed when he said "You could do this, but you shouldn't." This is true in so many situations.


tuturto says: Particularly interesting

Posted at 2018-12-10T08:51:49Z relating to the show hpr2701 which was released on 2018-12-10 by dodddummy entitled First impressions of the Odroid-go, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I wasn't aware of odroid-go until listening to this episode. Thanks for recording it and spreading information. While games are fun (I like gaming a ton), I would imagine coding for this device is where I would have the most fun. For a long time I have been fascinating about idea of taking my programs with me and carrying them around, using them when I want to.


Mike Ray says: Good timing

Posted at 2018-12-05T14:58:29Z relating to the show hpr2698 which was released on 2018-12-05 by b-yeezi entitled XSV for fast CSV manipulations - Part 1

What a brilliant tool and a great show.

This has come at a good time for me as I am deep into a large screen-scraping project which is yielding complex CSV files with many columns.

Like b-yeezi I frequently get involved with textual data manipulation in all kinds of formats. I did not know about xsv and have often had to guess the ordinal position of specific columns, and have to do all kinds of slicing and dicing operations.

Not easy at the best of times, and time consuming. All the more so if you can't easily guess the column position because you can't see.

So the timing of this show is great for me. And this is real hacking.


clacke says: This is an episode

Posted at 2018-12-05T06:36:23Z relating to the show hpr2562 which was released on 2018-05-29 by clacke entitled I bought a laptop

But I'll answer very quickly here:

1. Invoice in fiat, cryptocurrency as a medium for transfering value.

2. Yeah, that's why we didn't do that. If currency needs to be all of medium for value transfer, store of value, and unit of accounting to be currency, then most raw cryptocurrency simply isn't currency.

3. Hoo yes.


NYbill says: Webpage

Posted at 2018-12-04T21:12:29Z relating to the show hpr2694 which was released on 2018-11-29 by NYbill entitled Bandit Update

Ah I see. I always referred to the Over the Wire link I put in above.

There really isn't any other way to know what is expected of you for the level. Some levels leave you in an empty home dir. Some Levels you need info from the OTW page you'll copy/paste in.

Yes, I bet you were having quite a hard time without reading that!

I know I said, if you get really stuck, there are web sites out there with full bandit solutions on them. But, I don't feel reading the OTW web site for the level goal, then researching commands or tools to solve it on your own is cheating.

How else did we all learn any of this stuff. Figure out what needs to be done, and how a thing works, then manipulate it! Hacking. ;)


ClaudioM says: shutdown on BSDs

Posted at 2018-12-04T12:39:06Z relating to the show hpr2697 which was released on 2018-12-04 by JWP entitled The Linux Shutdown Command Explained

A nice, succinct episode. One thing to note, though, is that the switch for poweroff on BSD is "-p" (lowercase p) which is different than it is for Linux which is "-P" (uppercase P). Not sure what it is on illumos-based distributions since I haven't used those yet.


Ken Fallon says: I took it to be a hacking challange

Posted at 2018-12-04T05:43:35Z relating to the show hpr2694 which was released on 2018-11-29 by NYbill entitled Bandit Update

So I approached it from the point of view that this was a system we needed to access and had to figure out the answer without clues. I don't know where I got this idea, but I thought I heard someone explain it like that. "If you get stuck then go to the website".

So I was stuck on six for a long time as a result.

Now at 11. The problem now I searched for "some tool I know I need" plus "something I need to answer". The result was obvious but I now feel like I cheated. So am deciding if I should come up with another solution ?


NYbill says: Huh?

Posted at 2018-12-03T21:37:29Z relating to the show hpr2694 which was released on 2018-11-29 by NYbill entitled Bandit Update

I'm not sure what you mean here, Ken. Its not a question... if its a statement, I do read the website at the start of the next level.

BTW, if anyone got up to 27 last time. Well, they changed 26. So, there is a nice extra bit of challenge to that level now too.

Currently stumped on 32... for 3 days now. :P

Good fun!


Ken Fallon says: Use the website

Posted at 2018-12-03T15:20:36Z relating to the show hpr2694 which was released on 2018-11-29 by NYbill entitled Bandit Update

You are Supposed to read the website at the start of the next level.


Klaatu says: Late response better than no response

Posted at 2018-12-03T02:33:59Z relating to the show hpr2672 which was released on 2018-10-30 by klaatu entitled Porteus

Sorry, Alison, I only just saw your comment.

Network Proxy configs: I don't have trouble with it, but I also have a VPN available to me; maybe that gets around some wonky network setups. I have not had a problem in airports, universities, hotels, conference centers, or really anywhere that I can think of.

Test-drive Linux in store: I do this as a matter of habit. If I'm in a store with computers for sale, I usually reboot at least one PC to Linux just to keep tabs on what works out of the box these days. It seems rare for UEFI of display models to be locked down, so I open the UEFI UI, disable Secure Boot, reboot to Linux, test stuff, and then re-enable Secure Boot to avoid what would be vandalism (I have no interest in giving Linux geeks a bad name - "keep an eye on that one, he'll break our display models until corporate sends somebody to fix them")

I've only been approached/reprimanded once for doing this. I calmly explained that I was testing Linux, which I require for work, because I was considering a purchase. The salesperson did not stand down, so I calmly rebooted and later sent an email to the store manager telling them that Linux is a real OS that real people in the area use at work, so the sales team ought to be made aware of it. I haven't had a problem since in that store (Warehouse Stationary in NZ, for the record).

Otherwise, no one has ever bothered to approach me about it. I guess if I was nervous about it, I might try to find a sales person and explain what I needed to do, and why, and then ask if I may demonstrate the process, walking them through everything as I did it. Throwing fancy words around, like "programmer" and "software developer" and "C++" might help dazzl le them into submission.

Either way, it's worth a shot.


tuturto says: thanks

Posted at 2018-12-01T06:01:53Z relating to the show hpr2693 which was released on 2018-11-28 by tuturto entitled Getting started with web based game in Haskell and Elm, from a series on Haskell

Thanks, I'm kind of fond of the idea too. Ideas of course are cheap and actual implementation is the tricky part. But I'm trying to get at least very minimally working system up and running at somepoint. Main idea is just to explore idea of writing such a game and learn a bit Haskell and Elm on the side.


klaatu says: Cool game idea, cool intro

Posted at 2018-11-30T09:07:51Z relating to the show hpr2693 which was released on 2018-11-28 by tuturto entitled Getting started with web based game in Haskell and Elm, from a series on Haskell

This sounds like it would be kind of an amazing game, actually. I hope it happens. If not, it's still a neat idea.

And thanks for the taste of Haskell. I've been mildly curious about it for a while, so it's nice to hear something substantial about it.


Kevin O'Brien says: It is about making a decision

Posted at 2018-11-29T02:48:29Z relating to the show hpr2665 which was released on 2018-10-19 by Ahuka entitled Exercise and Diet, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I'm glad I could be of help. My purpose in this series is to say that we can take charge of our health rather than be passive victims. Then I can offer some tools to help in that. You just need to make a decision.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks clacke!

Posted at 2018-11-25T19:56:03Z relating to the show hpr2679 which was released on 2018-11-08 by Dave Morriss entitled Extra ancillary Bash tips - 13, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad you found the show(s) useful and are using Bash regular expressions and capture groups.

Parsing JSON with Bash is a challenging task to take on though, I use jq to do this myself - or the JSON module in Perl of course ;-)


clacke says: Immediately useful

Posted at 2018-11-24T17:12:57Z relating to the show hpr2679 which was released on 2018-11-08 by Dave Morriss entitled Extra ancillary Bash tips - 13, from a series on Bash Scripting

Very good episode about some functionality I always vaguely knew was there, but never considered using or even looking into.

Lo and behold, within a week after listening to it, I have already made use of my new-found knowledge to parse some predictably-formatted JSON!

I ran into issues with quoting the expression, and worked around them by assigned the expression to a variable and referring to that variable in the conditional.

Now I'm listening to #2669, and I understand exactly why it went wrong.

For the sake of readability, I actually think the assignment workaround was the best way to express it.


dodddummy says: There's nothing new under the sun.

Posted at 2018-11-23T13:11:07Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

Found this and, of course, this is NOT a new idea.

https://youtu.be/SlgOsqlInpc?t=794


Ken Fallon says: we'll get back to that

Posted at 2018-11-22T19:40:29Z relating to the show hpr2676 which was released on 2018-11-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

That I often face Ahukas shows with trepidation given I know what he's likely to say and I'm not wanting to hear it. The old "head in the sand trick worked for grandpa so it's good enough for me". But then you listen and the advice is always good and doable. Now I just feel guilt for not doing it.


dodddummy says: You've convinced me.

Posted at 2018-11-21T23:26:38Z relating to the show hpr2665 which was released on 2018-10-19 by Ahuka entitled Exercise and Diet, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Ahuka,
I have a couple(3?) of the conditions you've described and I found myself being more and more convinced as this episode went on I could make lifestyle changes, too.

Thanks, man.


Clinton Roy says: Thank you.

Posted at 2018-11-18T06:00:40Z relating to the show hpr2683 which was released on 2018-11-14 by Jeroen Baten entitled Using Open source tools to visualize the heartrate and blood oxygen saturation level of my stepchild

Thank you for being so open with this.


pauleb says: Great hack, great episode!!

Posted at 2018-11-16T09:51:23Z relating to the show hpr2684 which was released on 2018-11-15 by Ken Fallon entitled Making a remote control visible

I'm absolutely going to do this at home!
Thanks a lot!


Ken Fallon says: Super Dad

Posted at 2018-11-15T16:02:31Z relating to the show hpr2683 which was released on 2018-11-14 by Jeroen Baten entitled Using Open source tools to visualize the heartrate and blood oxygen saturation level of my stepchild

Wow.


ClaudioM says: LOL!

Posted at 2018-11-15T12:46:43Z relating to the show hpr2684 which was released on 2018-11-15 by Ken Fallon entitled Making a remote control visible

Ha!! Hilariously short, sweet, and to the point! Thanks, Ken and kids! :-)


Alison Chaiken says: particularly informative episode

Posted at 2018-11-11T22:23:13Z relating to the show hpr2672 which was released on 2018-10-30 by klaatu entitled Porteus

I've never made much use of 'live' media except for installation and system rescue, but I found the ideas shared by Klaatu particularly thought-provoking. I have been travelling and wanted to perform some simple task like airline check-in from a lobby computer but hesitated over using Windows of any flavor for anything. It would be fun to at least try to reboot these machines as Linux, but don't things like network proxy configuration screw up such attempts?

It would also be fun to test-drive Linux on PCs or laptops in computer stores, but don't staff wander by and tell the perpetrator to stop? And doesn't secure-boot stop such attempts anyway?

I'm curious therefore, Klaatu, on what kinds of systems has this approach been successful? Older, pre-secure-boot PCs?


Dave Morriss says: Re: You missed one

Posted at 2018-11-10T12:32:07Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Hi Fifty,

Oh yes, English is difficult. It's rich and interesting (to me anyway) but it's a beast as well.

Yes to affect/effect. I thought it was in my list, but it was not.

British vs USA stuff: As I have aged I have tried very hard not to do the finger pointing and criticising of US English. I try to be critical across the board...!

In the 1980's I went to a conference run by Burroughs (when we had a mainframe at my work) and the speaker (from the US) said the word "instantiate". Some British guy interrupted and criticised him, saying it was not a word, only to be shot down with a dictionary reference. He looked a fool I thought, and vowed to myself never to do that!


dodddummy says: Ken's perfect example.

Posted at 2018-11-07T23:38:30Z relating to the show hpr2676 which was released on 2018-11-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken illustrated my point well. Boston Dynamics might have scripted Atlas' latest test, but there is still nice progress in the last couple of years. Seems clear to me that soon he'll be able to navigate things as they come. Same with Watson. It won't take many doubling cycles before he stops making those types of mistakes.

And with AI, robots, automation, whatever you want to call it, the knowledge is transferable. Whereas, often us meat sacks, have to repeat the mistakes of our predecessors to relearn as they did.

Seems odd to me to look back at the tech improvements in just the past 20 years and not think these areas will be vastly improved upon, too.


dodddummy says: Smiling all the way to the end.

Posted at 2018-11-07T23:30:05Z relating to the show hpr2676 which was released on 2018-11-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Loved the addition of RMS' rendition. However, I didn't not intend to replace Ken's version.


FiftyOneFifty says: You missed one

Posted at 2018-11-06T02:29:00Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

OK, probably more than one, I can see why English is so hard if it is not your first language. Amazing we forced it down the world's throat as the universal tongue, over Latin and French. Yeah team Anglo?

Anyway, in a future episode, you should reference affect/effect. I also learned something else. No American would think of using tenant as a verb. That's another elephant in the room. In the US, we reference ourselves with a term that applies to an entire hemisphere. The topic abounds on YouTube, British vs USA culture. Maybe we should open this up internationally and ask for third parties to tell us why we are both farking nuts?


FiftyOneFifty says: Getting paid in Cryptocurrency

Posted at 2018-11-06T02:08:45Z relating to the show hpr2562 which was released on 2018-05-29 by clacke entitled I bought a laptop

This is a respond to hpr2562 :: "I bought a laptop". Tangential to the main topic, I was intrigued to learn you are paid cryptocurrency. You did not mention which type, but given the volatility in the better known cryptocurrencies, I’m curious how that might effect one’s income. I’m sending this to your e-mail referenced on the HPR website, but I’m also posting these questions to the show comments, so any listener who gets paid in cryptocurrency can weigh in. I’d rather hear from community members whom a significant portion of their income comes in the form of cryptocurrency, but maybe someone who makes extra money from a hobby or side project can contribute their tales of fortunes won and lost. At this time, I’m not asking for stories from miners or people who lost their stash do to alleged malfeasance (i.e., Mt. Gox).

1. You said you were paid in cryptocurrency. Is this in the form of you get the equivalent of X Euros (replace with relevant national currency) a week based on the current exchange rate or is it fixed at Y units of cryptocurrency?
2. If the latter answer to #1, what happens if the bottom drops out of said cryptocurrency? Are you under contract, stuck working for nothing? I guess the corollary would be what happens when cryptocurrency goes so high the company can’t afford to pay you?
3. Has volatility in the cryptocurrency market effected your financial status. In other words, have you ever made plans based on a sudden uptick in your cryptocurrency savings, only to have them dashed when the bubble burst?

Almost a year ago, my non-techie friends started asking me about Bitcoin. By that time, Bitcoin was in it’s first stages of it’s upwards ramp. I really hadn’t been paying attention, but suddenly Bitcoin was all over the news as this magical money tree that no-one knew existed. I warned my friends that I thought the bubble was speculator driven, and would burst as fast as it had inflated.


Ahuka says: What were you going to say?

Posted at 2018-11-06T02:08:22Z relating to the show hpr2676 which was released on 2018-11-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I noticed that on my shows you kept saying "we'll get back to that", but I don't think you ever did. Did you have a comment to give?


Ahuka says: MY pleasure

Posted at 2018-11-06T02:06:16Z relating to the show hpr2675 which was released on 2018-11-02 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Playlists

I'm glad you found this useful. That is why I record shows, to share with the community.


Gus says: Praise

Posted at 2018-11-05T09:26:42Z relating to the show hpr2675 which was released on 2018-11-02 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Playlists

Thank you for two excellent tips, both how to manage youtube playlists and the Iridium plugin. It works great!


Jason Lewis says: Volume

Posted at 2018-11-01T10:49:58Z relating to the show hpr2674 which was released on 2018-11-01 by JWP entitled Raspberry pi3 open media server

The audio is goo quiet


lostnbronx says: Great Gear!

Posted at 2018-11-01T07:29:43Z relating to the show hpr2668 which was released on 2018-10-24 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 3, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Wonderful mic, and VERY classy meter! Great ep, over all!


Joel H. says: Good ideas!

Posted at 2018-11-01T04:36:52Z relating to the show hpr2629 which was released on 2018-08-30 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 3 - game/story mode.

I just wanted to leave a quick comment about this show!
I think the ideas and theories you presented in this episode are very good. With the contents of this episode alone, I believe someone could make an excellent video game. You've done a good job at working out edge cases and small details to encourage learning.

A point-and-click game sounds OK, but I was wondering about what you think of these ideas in a first-person exploration game, something similar to "The Stanley Parable"?


Michael says: Great Episodes!

Posted at 2018-10-31T22:33:51Z relating to the show hpr2668 which was released on 2018-10-24 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 3, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Thank you for doing this, I love these episodes. They keep me smiling and occasionally screaming at the podcast player. You can be such a sadist, you know? :-) When describing the tuner: "It's quite interesting to hear" - "I'm not gona do that..." Please let us hear! Sure you could find a way, like letting it tune up a dummy load or something.
On the same token, please use the radio in front of you to create audible examples. How does a signal sound, that is suffering from spark distortions and how is it improved by engaging the noise blanker?

Please don't get me wrong - the one who puts out shows is right. Your show, your choice. Please keep them coming the way you like to do them.

One more comment to the content: Hearing relays clicking is not necessarily attributed to the age of the transceiver. Even in modern gear the filter in the high power transmit path are switched by relays. I have seen "Relay switched band filter." for receive as a selling point to indicate that there is no negative impact from the switching diodes. These can affect RF performance under certain conditions.

Regards,
Michael


Klaatu says: Thanks for the snap tip

Posted at 2018-10-31T09:18:23Z relating to the show hpr2667 which was released on 2018-10-23 by klaatu entitled Create PDF bookmarks with Pdftk

I install and use pdftk on Slackware, so far without any issue. It's good to know about its availability in snap packages, though...just in case.


Mad Sweeney says: Re: Comments eating ampersands?

Posted at 2018-10-27T23:59:10Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Apologies Dave, It's a bug in the screen reader: reading one ampersand where there are two.
[I must dump all this proprietary as soon as possible.]


Dave Morriss says: Comments eating ampersands?

Posted at 2018-10-27T22:00:20Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

I don't see evidence of ampersand eating. Could you point to an example?

My earlier comment #5 had ampersands galore and they are all visible, unless I'm missing something. They are being turned into HTML entities of course, but that's what you'd expect.


Mad Sweeney says: Not just backslashes

Posted at 2018-10-27T21:37:10Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

It's eating ampersands too! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!


Dave Morriss says: Backslashes in comments

Posted at 2018-10-27T10:31:10Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yes, there's a bug in the comment code (or what I call a bug).

I think that, in the spirit of avoiding the "Little Bobby Tables" error the comment text is being sanitised, but the sanitisation includes backslash removal.

You can include a backslash at the moment, but you need to double it: backslash ''

We'll have a look at this issue.

Dave


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the combined wisdom being directed at my question

Posted at 2018-10-27T10:09:51Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks to Mad Sweeney and Stuart Little for commenting on this issue.

In the light of your comments my simple tests were these:

$ [[ 'axb' =~ a.b ]] && echo "Match"
Match
- The RE on the right uses '.' as a metacharacter

$ [[ 'axb' =~ a'.'b ]] && echo "Match"
- The "meta-ness" of the '.' is removed by quoting, so no match

$ [[ 'a.b' =~ a'.'b ]] && echo "Match"
Match
- Proving that a literal match works

$ re="a'.'b"
$ [[ 'a.b' =~ $re ]] && echo "Match"
- Now the match fails if the RE is in a variable

$ eval "[[ 'a.b' =~ $re ]] && echo Match"
Match
- Following Mad Sweeney's lead, the 'eval' substitutes in the contents of '$re' so it looks to the extended test like the literal string we used earlier, and thus it works.

My working hypothesis is that the Bash logic processing this can deal with quoted metacharacters in a "bare string" but isn't used when the RE is in a variable - or maybe in any case where expansion is needed to provide the RHS argument.

You'd have to think this was a bug I guess.


Mad Sweeney says: Re: Quoted Literals in Regex

Posted at 2018-10-26T22:23:16Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

The quirk Dave refers to is that you can remove the meta-status of a character in a literal RHS by quoting it so abc'.'def only matches abc.def but not abcxdef, and that it seems there is no way to do that using a regex in a variable: in a variable you only have the traditional backslash escape which you can also use in a literal regex.

--Mad


Stuart Little says: quoting portions of regex

Posted at 2018-10-26T15:23:27Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Re: the previous comment by Mad Sweeney:

You can quote portions of variables on the RHS just fine, but for the match to work the overall pattern you're trying to match must not be enclosed in *outer* quotes. So for instance, the following modification of your script works fine (matches):

---
server="hackerpublicradio.org"

for re in
publicradio"."org
do
echo "Using regular expression: $re"
if [[ $server =~ $re ]]; then
echo "This is HPR"
else
echo "No match"
fi
done
---

Note that there are no outside quotes on publicradio"."org.

The issue was visible from the echoes given out by bash. When you received the message

Using regular expression: ^(hacker|hobby)publicradio"."org$
No match

you can see bash was searching for actual quotes around the period, which of course are not there in the string $server.


Mad Sweeney says: Re: Quoted Literals in Regex

Posted at 2018-10-26T14:12:00Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

It also seems like HPR comments eats backslashes!
Here's my comment showing where backslashes should be.
Would be good if there was a preview comment option:

It seems the rule of quoted literals doesn't apply if the RHS is a variable. So a variable with a quoted "." would try to match a quote followed by . followed by another quote.
If you wanted to match a quote in a literal RE you would have to write {backslash}"{backslash}.{backslash}"
A literal RE "." would be like unquoted {backslash}.
The following Bash snippet illustrates:

#!/bin/bash

v=0
for r in '^a{backslash}.b$' '^a"."b$' "^a'.'b$"; do
((v++))
# matches var 1 only
[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match var $v
# matches var 2 only
[[ 'a"."b' =~ $r ]] && echo match double quote $v
# matches var 3 only
[[ "a'.'b" =~ $r ]] && echo match single quote $v
# all 3 match
eval "[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match eval $v"
done


Mad Sweeney says: Quoted Literals in Regex

Posted at 2018-10-26T10:17:21Z relating to the show hpr2669 which was released on 2018-10-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Additional ancillary Bash tips - 12, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi,

It seems the rule of quoted literals doesn't apply if the RHS is a variable. So a variable with a quoted "." would try to match a quote followed by . followed by another quote.
If you wanted to match a quote in a literal RE you would have to write "."
The following Bash snippet illustrates:

#!/bin/bash

v=0
for r in '^a.b$' '^a"."b$' "^a'.'b$"; do
((v++))
# matches var 1 only
[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match var $v
# matches var 2 only
[[ 'a"."b' =~ $r ]] && echo match double quote $v
# matches var 3 only
[[ "a'.'b" =~ $r ]] && echo match single quote $v
# all 3 match
eval "[[ a.b =~ $r ]] && echo match eval $v"
done

I find the numerous ways of testing in Bash confusing. I have to look up the manual every time I come back to Bash scripting. I hope posting about it will help keep it in the brain.

--Mad


tuturto says: MechWarrior online

Posted at 2018-10-25T06:31:03Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I haven't played MechWarrior online or the new BattleTech computer game (although the latter one is on my list of things to try out at some point). I love seeing new games coming out for the BattleTech world and getting new fans into BattleTech universe.


Brian in Ohio says: wicd

Posted at 2018-10-24T20:42:46Z relating to the show hpr2666 which was released on 2018-10-22 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Slackware Post-Install

Love any show that talks about slackware. The network setup you suggested is the best way to go about it but if you want to use wicd you first must install it. If you have the slackware disk its in the extras folder and can de installed using installpkg. You don't need to go out to a repository its in the installation media, just not installed by default. Thanks for doing a show about slackware, support Pat!


Clinton Roy says: debian

Posted at 2018-10-24T00:59:02Z relating to the show hpr2667 which was released on 2018-10-23 by klaatu entitled Create PDF bookmarks with Pdftk

I'm rather confused about why there's a reliance on any particular java runtime, but at least on debian, if i request pdftk to be installed, pdftk-java is installed, and yeah, no screwing around required.


b-yeezi says: gcj deprecated

Posted at 2018-10-23T18:09:38Z relating to the show hpr2667 which was released on 2018-10-23 by klaatu entitled Create PDF bookmarks with Pdftk

It's a shame that PDFtk is basically going away because the GCJ runtime has been deprecated by most major distros. PDFTK still lives on as a Snap. Also, there is a fork that uses openJDK instead. You can reference this Stack Overflow post:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1028522/how-can-i-install-pdftk-in-ubuntu-18-04-bionic


dodddummy says: Looks like I forgot to tuncate silence

Posted at 2018-10-22T22:01:53Z relating to the show hpr2677 which was released on 2018-11-06 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 4 - RPG.

Sorry about that.


Clinton Roy says: systemd information

Posted at 2018-10-22T01:42:10Z relating to the show hpr2666 which was released on 2018-10-22 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Slackware Post-Install

If you have any particular systemd problems, I could be poked into recording a show to help out with them?


Denise says: The podcast content

Posted at 2018-10-19T09:10:39Z relating to the show hpr2657 which was released on 2018-10-09 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why we are all going to shit in 30 years due to computers

Its an interesting topic you bring up. personally I am appalled by scarecrow tactics. I'd like to offer a different view. There is lots wrong with capitalism. First thing is that capitalists believe their system is the only answer. The hangover after our last industrial revolution gave us shorter working days, safety rules and employee rights at work. Currently there is lots of demand out there for sabbaticals or people taking a break. so hell yeah, give me a robot who does my job so I can recover from stress, spend time with my children or travel, do volunteer work. Why do we doubt Basic income? currently those breaks are only available for the rich or singles or childless. Have you seen a happy cashier? Have you heard a mine worker shouting: yes - let's continue ruining my lung instead of giving me proper training so I can work in a solar panel farm. and for the doctors! I have met so many who were an utter waste of my time. yes, give me the Watson system. I had to retrain in my job 3 times over the last 6 years. it has been hard. it doesn't have to be! As you say, Robots give us an opportunity to focus on the things that matter in life. We dont have to run anymore all the time. Robots guarantee a basic level of productivity. We can find better and creative solutions to provide proper pay for people who work in the care. We can focus on figuring out why our society still struggles with all kinds of abuse, why we do not trust anyone, why we feel the need to destroy our beautiful world. we have a universe to explore and the complex systems in our world. and if there is the odd person not willing to work, then that's okay too. People have reasons! Capitalists only know the word more. When will you read all the books that keep accumulating on your bookshelf because you shouted MORE. There is no time because I have to be social, I have to take care of children, because I have to declare taxes, have to have that lawsuit with my neighbour, have to go to work, have to cl


dodddummy says: You keep putting out my shows before I do!

Posted at 2018-10-14T20:53:24Z relating to the show hpr2657 which was released on 2018-10-09 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why we are all going to shit in 30 years due to computers

Here's another show I've recorded but didn't publish. I am in the process of editing this one though. You do a better job than I do, however. Perhaps I should sit back and revel in the fact that you're pulling my weight!

I enjoyed the show, and obviously agree. I'm still going to submit my episode; but will edit it touch on things you didn't.

I really do wonder if people can look at the rate of change in the rate of change and not think that it's accelerating and just about everything that looks too pitiful now to take over our jobs, will continue in that state forever.

In my mind you only need to look at Boston Robotics. People were citing the fact that Atlas kept falling over as evidence that he'd never perform as well as humans. A couple short years later and he's performing feats similar to parkour.

Can we really not imagine how a couple of cycles of Moore's law's worth of improvement looks?


lostnbronx@gmail.com says: Great Sound Quality

Posted at 2018-10-14T08:07:33Z relating to the show hpr2640 which was released on 2018-09-14 by MrX entitled Another Rambling Drive Into Work

What an improvement! I confess, I couldn't even finish the last ep due to the audio quality (and my standards are low), but this episode has fantastic sound. Great job!


Shane Shennan says: Thanks, Gort!

Posted at 2018-10-12T18:35:10Z relating to the show hpr1308 which was released on 2013-08-07 by Shane Shennan entitled Helping a New Computer User

Thank you for your comment! I'm glad that this episode still makes sense over five years after it was recorded.


Ken Fallon says: This does NOT have to apply to HPR shows.

Posted at 2018-10-11T06:01:13Z relating to the show hpr2658 which was released on 2018-10-10 by Al entitled Questions on podcast production

Great tips. Seriously.

I need to temper this show with our HPR motto of "any audio is better than no audio.". We always put content over audio quality.

While this may loose us listners, it gains us hosts.

Sure always try and record the best you can, but dont ever let it get in the way of submitting the show. Perfection leads to procrastination. "It aint a show unless its on the server."


Brian in Ohio says: Mr Baten's shows

Posted at 2018-10-10T14:04:04Z relating to the show hpr2657 which was released on 2018-10-09 by Jeroen Baten entitled Why we are all going to shit in 30 years due to computers

Do you have any ideas on how to solve these problems? I'll crawl under my rock now.


Bookewyrmm says: Fandom

Posted at 2018-10-10T03:17:03Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Great show, it's good to know there are other fans of Battle Tech out there! Do you also play MechWarrior Online and howndonyoi feel about the latest entry in the Mech Warrior single player game?


Shane Shennan says: Thanks for sharing your technique!

Posted at 2018-10-10T00:24:30Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

Jonas, thanks for sharing your method. I like the way you put the cinnamon right into the batter, instead of using it as a topping. I also liked your tip of using a cake decorating bottle.


Shane Shennan says: Brown Sugar!

Posted at 2018-10-10T00:18:29Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

lostnbronx, I am glad you got a good breakfast out of my episode.

I never thought of making the cinnamon sugar with brown sugar! I have always used white sugar. I'm going to try your way when my cinnamon sugar container is empty.


Jonas says: How I make crepes

Posted at 2018-10-09T05:49:42Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

This is so good. Thanks for the show. I always wonder how other people make similar things I like.
As it happens, I just made crepes yesterday.
I have no idea why my Texas mom started making crepes, but I just remember having them at home as a kid.
I don't know if what I do is technically called a crepe but it's very crepe like, or maybe more super thin pancake like.
I'm not much of a measurer. I typically start with 1 to 1.5 cups flour and add a couple table spoons to 1/4 cup of sugar depending on the day. I also add lots of cinnamon. 1/4 teaspoon to a half table spoon. Again depending on the amount of flour, the sugar and cinnamon increases.
This is basically a dessert crepe.
After whisking the dry together with a 1/8 teaspoon of salt or or less, I add 3/4 cup of milk. If the mix isn't watery enough, add more milk until pretty thin. Then add an egg and beat in completely.
I have a gas stove, so I put the flame on to just above as low as it can go without going out. I let that heat a stainless pan for several minutes, while putting the other things together. More flame if you know what you're doing. You want the pan to be the right temp before putting in the first drizzle of batter.
I like to use a cake decorating bottle to put the batter in the pan. Get the bottles at Ross, a discount store, or at the dreaded Wal-Mart. You could probably enlarge the opening on one of the $.99 ketchup/mustard squeeze bottles, but they are not clear like the decorating bottles.

Just before putting the batter in the pan, swirl around then end of a stick of butter just enough to wet the pan. Start at the center of the pan with a splash of batter making an ever widening circle until you cover 2/3 of the pan. If the batter is thin enough it will spread itself. Otherwise you can pick up and jostle the pan to flatten more. I generally cook until the edges curl and the top starts looking less wet, then flip and cook the other side 10-20 seconds to firm up top side.


lostnbronx says: Great Recipe

Posted at 2018-10-08T16:13:24Z relating to the show hpr2654 which was released on 2018-10-04 by Shane Shennan entitled Making Crepes, from a series on Cooking

I just made a simple breakfast using your recipe. It was easy and delicious. I used brown sugar and cinnamon, and it was a hit. Great content, thanks for uploading!


Gort says: Computer Intro Outline

Posted at 2018-10-08T12:01:41Z relating to the show hpr1308 which was released on 2013-08-07 by Shane Shennan entitled Helping a New Computer User

This is a fine beginners list. It hits all the "big pieces" of the tools set and forms a solid foundation for continued learning. This is neat, succinct, and is an outstanding resource. Thanks for putting this together.


david pellecchia says: systemd service

Posted at 2018-10-07T16:59:58Z relating to the show hpr2134 which was released on 2016-10-06 by klaatu entitled Shutdown Sequence Systemd

Top Man!
Many thanks for posting your information regarding systemd services. I've been pulling my hair out trying to work out why my pre-shutdown script would not fire. Then I found your post.
A very big thank you to you.


MrX says: Re Thanks pas

Posted at 2018-10-03T16:05:08Z relating to the show hpr2648 which was released on 2018-09-26 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 1, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi NYbill many thanks for the comment glad you liked the show, yes as you could tell from the show I didn't know what a few of the controls did, so it will indeed be bewildering to start with. I've tried to fill in some of the gaps in the show notes,

All the best

Mrx


MrX says: Re Audio quality

Posted at 2018-10-03T15:59:17Z relating to the show hpr2640 which was released on 2018-09-14 by MrX entitled Another Rambling Drive Into Work

Hi thelovebug, many thanks for the kind comment glad you enjoyed the show, yes I couldn't believe what a difference it made swapping microphones.


Jan says: Second Reading

Posted at 2018-10-03T06:16:53Z relating to the show hpr2635 which was released on 2018-09-07 by Jeroen Baten entitled Running your own mainframe on Linux (for fun and profit)

Hi there,

i just listen a second time and say "Thanks for the effort made."


Jon Kulp says: Talk about reviving...

Posted at 2018-10-02T22:20:47Z relating to the show hpr1512 which was released on 2014-05-20 by Jon Kulp entitled Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Ken, are you just now getting around to listening to this episode? Whoever thought this old thing would get brought back from the dead haha! Anyway yes, counterpoint is the art of combining melodies. :)


clacke says: That brings back memories

Posted at 2018-10-01T16:43:35Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I never listen to my own shows via the feed, so I never listen to my whistling outro either.

As I hear it now, man does that bring back memories. I remember exactly where I was walking on the way to my bus to work as I was recording it. That was three homes, one country, three offices, three kindergartens and three years ago.

I can feel the chill from the November morning fog around Järfälla Church on my cheeks as I'm typing this.

I know that I accidentally set the sample rate too low when I recorded it (11.25 kHz, I believe), but hearing it now that sound quality is worse than I remember it. :-)


clacke says: Re: TTS over intro music

Posted at 2018-10-01T15:39:43Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

We could still allow people to add arbitrary intros, and just not do TTS-over-intro in those cases. But the idea to do TTS-over-intro on a list of prepared flexible-length intros is really cool.

As for me though, as you have noticed on my shows, I really like having a standardized intro as the unified HPR brand, while allowing some variation at the end.


Dave Morriss says: She sells subshells...

Posted at 2018-10-01T15:36:05Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I think I have to do a show on the whole issue of loops in pipelines. It's been in the "topics to cover" heap for a while but now it's being re-prioritised! I'll probably make it show 14 in the "Bash Tips" subset.


clacke says: Re: Intro volume

Posted at 2018-10-01T15:34:27Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

While it is true that we hosts could do more to manage our sound levels, the facts on the ground are that the intro music is louder than the average show.

I have thought often that the intro volume should be a bit lower, but never said anything.


clacke says: Re: stoop

Posted at 2018-10-01T15:25:03Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

That explains why it's a "stoop sale"!

(which is a garage sale, which is like a yard sale, if you live in Brooklyn ...)


clacke says: Re: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 2018-10-01T15:10:58Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I've stopped listening to Kvack! too. I like the people, and I enjoy listening to them hanging out, but in the limited time I have and the massive amount of content out there, that's not enough to put the podcast in the queue. It's too much opinion and too little education and insightful analysis.

I quite like http://theesp.eu/ as well, but it's also far from SGU levels in relevance and production values. Unfair perhaps, as SGU has over a decade of podcasting under their belt, but that's how it is.


clacke says: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 2018-10-01T15:00:26Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Excellent pronuncation, Dave! You're spot on.

Compared to "kvalificerat hemligt", "skeptikerpodden" is trivial to say. :-)


clacke says: subshell issues

Posted at 2018-10-01T14:59:05Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

As Dave points out, the while loop you describe would work if it weren't for ls issues. Here's what doesn't work:

items=()
produce_items | while read item; items+=( "$item" ); done
do_stuff_with "${items[@]}"

Oh, how many times I have made this mistake.

"items" gets updated just fine, in a subshell, and then after the pipe has finished executing, execution continues in the parent shell where the array is still empty.

Null-terminating and giving "read" the appropriate parameters is an HPR episode of its own, no doubt already made by Dave, or in his pipeline. ;-)


Shane Shennan says: Link about Milk Bags

Posted at 2018-10-01T14:41:10Z relating to the show hpr2650 which was released on 2018-09-28 by Shane Shennan entitled My Pocket Knife, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi, Ken! The following link will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about bagged milk. :) This is how milk is generally sold in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and probably in the other Canadian Provinces and Territories as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_bag


Ken Fallon says: touché Sir

Posted at 2018-10-01T12:16:59Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

touché


folky says: Material for a show

Posted at 2018-10-01T11:03:53Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

@Ken and @Dave
Take your comments and make a collaborative show of the material ;-)


Dave Morriss says: Does the comment system remove backslashes?

Posted at 2018-09-30T15:08:27Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I actually wrote:

_ffmpeg() { printf "ffmpeg %s %s %s
" "${@}"; }

but something removed the backslash.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Clarify

Posted at 2018-09-30T15:02:06Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I think the thing to take away is: Don't use 'ls' for this purpose. I might have said that before ;-)

One way to debug your problem (should you feel that avoiding 'ls' is not enough) might be this:

1. Create a function to display the arguments:

_ffmpeg() { printf "ffmpeg %s %s %sn" "${@}"; }

2. Run your pipeline thus:

ls *.mp3|while read i;do _ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done

I tested things like this:

$ cd /tmp
$ touch {a..f}.mp3
$ ls *.mp3|while read i;do _ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done
ffmpeg -i a.mp3 a.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i b.mp3 b.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i c.mp3 c.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i d.mp3 d.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i e.mp3 e.mp3.wav
ffmpeg -i f.mp3 f.mp3.wav

The names like 'a.mp3' are all coloured blue.

If I use the real 'ffmpeg' I get (output heavily truncated with only one file shown):

ffmpeg version 4.0.2-2 Copyright (c) 2000-2018 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 8 (Debian 8.2.0-7)
configuration: --prefix=/usr --extra-version=2 --toolchain=hardened

[snip]

libswresample 3. 1.100 / 3. 1.100
libpostproc 55. 1.100 / 55. 1.100
?[0m?[00;36ma.mp3?[0m: No such file or directory

The codes before and after 'a.mp3' are colour on/off codes.

Your environment will certainly be different of course, so your failures may not be the same.

Clear?


Ken Fallon says: Ahhh so that's what counterpoint is.

Posted at 2018-09-30T14:19:53Z relating to the show hpr1512 which was released on 2014-05-20 by Jon Kulp entitled Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Polyphonic had a video about Scarborough Fair/Canticle: How Simon and Garfunkel Created a Timeless Song, and it struck me what counterpoint was.


Ken Fallon says: Clarify

Posted at 2018-09-30T14:13:58Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I'm not sure you're cleare enough about using ls.

It fails as it only does one mp3, while while does them all.


Dave Morriss says: Re: The loop issue

Posted at 2018-09-30T14:00:47Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

ls *.mp3|while read i;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done

You don't say how this fails, but there are several reasons not to do things this way:

1. It's unwise to feed a 'while' loop thorough a pipe because the 'while' runs
in a separate shell which can lead to problems

2. Never use 'ls' to get a list of files for consumption in a script. Unless
you can be completely sure that the 'ls' you are using isn't adding suffixes
like '@' for links, and '/' for directories and isn't adding colour codes to
the names, don't do it. Much better to use 'find'.

My test with this pipeline returned colour codes which 'ffmpeg' didn't like,
and it failed that way.

for i in *.mp3;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done

This doesn't use 'ls' it simply uses file expansion therefore no additional
filename garbage!

Did I mention: don't use 'ls' as a way of feeding filenames to a loop or
whatever?

The first example would have worked if you'd written:

while read i;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done < <(find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.mp3")

The '-maxdepth 1' option prevents 'find' from going into sub-directories. The
'find' is inside a process substitution which is redirected to the 'while' so
the 'read' inside it can obtain what is produced on its STDIN channel.

Also, if it had been me I'd have written:

ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav"

as:

ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i%mp3}wav"

to avoid the output files being called 'xxx.mp3.wav'. I spoke about this in my
"Bash Tips" show http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1648

Dave


Ken Fallon says: The loop issue

Posted at 2018-09-30T12:51:25Z relating to the show hpr2651 which was released on 2018-10-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for September 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

This fails

ls *.mp3|while read i;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done


This works

for i in *.mp3;do ffmpeg -i "${i}" "${i}.wav" 2>&1;done
,/pre>


NYbill says: Thanks pal

Posted at 2018-09-28T23:11:17Z relating to the show hpr2648 which was released on 2018-09-26 by MrX entitled Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 1, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Yea, do continue this series. I recently got my Tech license. I'll go for the General soon.

Its nice to have someone explain what you might see if/when you get an actual radio. Because, walking into this cold, it just looks like a lot of buttons!


Ken Fallon says: Milkbag wtf

Posted at 2018-09-28T05:43:14Z relating to the show hpr2650 which was released on 2018-09-28 by Shane Shennan entitled My Pocket Knife, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

What pray is a milkbag.

Also soundscape tour of the falls please


folky says: Rere: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 2018-09-24T06:45:40Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Yes, I did listen to Skeptikerpodden and I miss it. For some time I listened to Kvack! after it ended, but that's not really a good replacement. To be honest, Kvack! is one of those podcasts I meant with "got tired of".
We really need some podcast in Swedish (and German too) in the tradition and quality of SGU.


tuturto says: great show

Posted at 2018-09-22T04:42:42Z relating to the show hpr2645 which was released on 2018-09-21 by Ken Fallon entitled Blinking LED, from a series on Hobby Electronics

These troubleshooting shows are one of my favourites. I did tinker just a tiny bit with electronics at school, but never invested enough time to really understand what electricity is all about. Especially the analog electronics is sort of black magic to me :)

But I love listening when someone is working with it, explaining what they're doing and slowly working their way through a problem.


NYbill says: Nice!

Posted at 2018-09-21T19:50:13Z relating to the show hpr2645 which was released on 2018-09-21 by Ken Fallon entitled Blinking LED, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Ha ha, nice job Ken. It made me smile when I heard you happy it was finally blinking. And we got some live troubleshooting as well! Good stuff.

You know how I remembered which way a LED went way back when... One leg of the LED is cut off. 'Cut Off' starts with a 'C'. So does Cathode. The short leg is the cathode. If you had your leg cut off, that would be a pretty negative thing. The short leg is negative.

Just a little mnemonic device I made up to help me remember. I still think of it to this day.

Now, you just need to build one of the oscilloscope kits. You know, to see how fast your LED is blinking.

See how I did that? Its how we get more shows. ;)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2018-09-21T15:56:54Z relating to the show hpr2639 which was released on 2018-09-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Some ancillary Bash tips - 9, from a series on Bash Scripting

Ken: Yes the arithmetic stuff evaluating to true/false is a bit counter-intuitive I think. Yes, grep is quite a powerful tool for use in scripts.

johanv: Glad you found the show useful. I'm trying to explain things that I never fully understood before, and to share what I have found as I do so.


johanv says: Really interesting

Posted at 2018-09-21T07:28:12Z relating to the show hpr2639 which was released on 2018-09-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Some ancillary Bash tips - 9, from a series on Bash Scripting

I hadn't listened to HPR for a long time, but a couple of days ago I had some spare time, and I decided to listen to this episode. I liked it a lot, and today I am a little more aware about what I am actually doing while writing if statements with those square brackets in bash, and checking return codes.

Thanks for the interesting show!


clacke says: Interesting idea

Posted at 2018-09-20T06:45:00Z relating to the show hpr2625 which was released on 2018-08-24 by dodddummy entitled My thoughts on language learning communication applications.

I'm a tool person, so I really like the idea of using your tools to push yourself forward in your language learning. It's hard to say how it would turn out in practice, but I'm optimistic.

As you mention, mixing vocabulary in languages that have very different grammars could become a bit strange, but code-switching -- that is, jumping back and forth between languages - is common and frequent with bilingual people, and it frequently happens mid-sentence, so I guess that just shows that people are pretty good at making it work even in radically different languages.

The area where I live has mostly Chinese Hongkongers, but many of them speak a lot of English in the office and at home, and it's pretty fun to listen to the kids on the playground and in the playroom talk to each other -- it's a real soup of Cantonese and English.


clacke says: Accordion outro

Posted at 2018-09-20T06:30:22Z relating to the show hpr2625 which was released on 2018-08-24 by dodddummy entitled My thoughts on language learning communication applications.

Thank you MrX for that lovely accordion outro. Hadn't heard it before!


clacke says: Re: Kvalificerat hemligt

Posted at 2018-09-20T05:57:34Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Oh, and I love Kvalificerat hemligt (and I love that Ken or Dave is going to have to pronounce it when reading this on the community show).

Did you listen to Skeptikerpodden back when it was active and CJ was one of the people involved? That was a very good show, and I miss it.


clacke says: Ken loves you

Posted at 2018-09-20T05:50:27Z relating to the show hpr2644 which was released on 2018-09-20 by folky entitled Error on show 2642, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Now that's how you don't waste a good opportunity to make an HPR episode. I am observing and learning.


clacke says: Q

Posted at 2018-09-20T03:07:44Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

Never heard of Q before. Very cool! I will very likely find use for this.

Not a very googlable name, but I found it here: https://harelba.github.io/q/


thelovebug says: Audio quality

Posted at 2018-09-19T17:30:58Z relating to the show hpr2640 which was released on 2018-09-14 by MrX entitled Another Rambling Drive Into Work

Good to hear from you again. I really enjoyed this episode, the audio quality was definitely on point... those little lapel mics are great!

Don't worry too much about the structure of this episode, you were recording to make a point and you made it really well.


clacke says: Update re: TOML in Nix

Posted at 2018-09-18T05:31:55Z relating to the show hpr2557 which was released on 2018-05-22 by clacke entitled Styx -- The Purely Functional Static Site Generator

With Nix 2.1 ( https://nixos.org/nix/manual/#ssec-relnotes-2.1 ) reading TOML files has become a builtin function in Nix, just builtins.fromTOML /path/to/the/file.toml .

I can't imagine this being unrelated to Mozilla's implementation in Nix.


Dave Morriss says: Great show

Posted at 2018-09-15T15:34:53Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

I installed Ranger after listening to your show 1756 (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1756) but never used it and completely forgot about it. I was surprised to find it on my system and have been playing about with it a lot since listening to this show.

I'm a long-time text and command-line user but I tend to use Midnight Commander for the times I want to do a lot of file searching and manipulation, though I have to admit I use Dolphin sometimes in two-pane mode when I'm doing things like copying files off an SD card. I shall add Ranger to the mix too I think.

I agree with Ken: we need shows about all of the tools in your list!

Anyway, this was a very welcome episode. Thanks.


Jonas says: Ranger, etc.

Posted at 2018-09-15T11:49:36Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

I'm a die hard vimmer and have never heard of Ranger. I'm looking forward to using it more. I asked a couple of my online Linuxey buddies and they used it years ago when they had less substantial machines. I still love the command line stuff even with my best machines. Everything is super quick in the terminal.
Thanks for the mention and your great shows.
I need to explore jq for sure. I work with a database that saves a couple columns in JSON. It would be nice to query the exports in a more friendly way.


Beeza says: Value of text conversion

Posted at 2018-09-14T11:23:51Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

I'm a big fan of plain text and CSV files, as they are probably the formats that will last conceptually forever - unlike the Office formats we use today (including ODS/ODT etc). You may lose the layout information but the "meat" is always preserved.

The PDF to Text converters only work with documents which have been generated from a WP application. Scans of a printed document generally only produce an embedded JPG image.

A few years ago I created a system that employed many of the commands you mention in your episode to convert a document into pure ASCII text, then create a non-repeating list of all the words it contains, along with an instance count (using SQL). By applying this to the contents of a document library the database was used to populate a "search by keyword" system for that library.

Populating the database from several hundred Word and PDF documents took only a couple of minutes. The subsequent keyword searches were very fast and produced a list of relevant documents ranked by the number of instances of the keyword. It was very easy to combine keywords using SQL "AND" and "OR" qualifiers.


Ken says: Ahhhhhh

Posted at 2018-09-14T05:22:37Z relating to the show hpr2639 which was released on 2018-09-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Some ancillary Bash tips - 9, from a series on Bash Scripting

Always knew I needed spaces now I know why.

The evaluate zero thing seems strange.

Note to self: stop using wc -l to count grep output.


Ken Fallon says: WOW

Posted at 2018-09-13T05:00:37Z relating to the show hpr2637 which was released on 2018-09-11 by b-yeezi entitled Convert it to Text

Those that I know I use literally every day. Can't wait to try the rest out.

Please do a deep dive series on each. No pressure.


Carpet Muncher says: :)

Posted at 2018-09-10T04:01:54Z relating to the show hpr1919 which was released on 2015-12-10 by Xoke entitled DerbyCon Interview with Paul Koblitz, from a series on Interviews

very interesting. i love xoke's stuff


A person says: Thankyou

Posted at 2018-09-09T13:23:15Z relating to the show hpr2615 which was released on 2018-08-10 by Ahuka entitled Cancer, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thankyou Ahuka for your bravery, honesty and openness on this subject.
HPR has a broad spectrum of listeners though one suspects many are people who, though younger than yourself, are acutely aware of a family history of certain cancers. This show gave a great insight into what one should expect if a diagnosis becomes a pressing concern, particularly with the state of modern medicine.
Also thank you for reiterating, one should always consult a medical professional for advice upon which to make a decison about treatment or any other course of action.


Gavtres says: Memories...

Posted at 2018-09-08T02:10:15Z relating to the show hpr2635 which was released on 2018-09-07 by Jeroen Baten entitled Running your own mainframe on Linux (for fun and profit)

Ohhh... this episode brought back pleasant memories when PCs were just “toys” made to run WordPerfect, Lotus123, Harvard Graphics and Attachmate Extra TN3270 emulator. Thanks for the ride.



baffled says: Cool show.

Posted at 2018-09-03T18:58:23Z relating to the show hpr2631 which was released on 2018-09-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Hey, just wanted to let you know I thought it was a fun and interesting show.

Thanks also for the mention.

Hmm, can I do this...Just wanted to add my two cents on the front notices to podcasts. I like the espeak announcements. Considering I'm a blink that may be why. The theme music would be nice to have alternating versions to make them less tedious.


baffled says: Cool show.

Posted at 2018-09-03T18:55:38Z relating to the show hpr2631 which was released on 2018-09-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Hey, just wanted to let you know I thought it was a fun and interesting show.

Thanks also for the mention.


baffled says: Very nice.

Posted at 2018-09-03T18:43:17Z relating to the show hpr2624 which was released on 2018-08-23 by knightwise entitled Cycling through Brussels

Your descriptions were excellent and enjoyable. Thank you very much
for sharing the trip through town with us.


dodddummy says: This is embarrassing

Posted at 2018-09-01T09:07:10Z relating to the show hpr2635 which was released on 2018-09-07 by Jeroen Baten entitled Running your own mainframe on Linux (for fun and profit)

Enjoyed the show but given they fact I'm a long time hercules user and a grey beard mainframer I'm embarrassed I didn't do this show! Actually, I recorded this show more than once but thought it wouldn't make sense to someone new to the mainframe.

I think you handled that problem well. Maybe this will inspire me enough to create some mainframe shows.

I agree the moshix youtube channel is worth checking out for anyone interested in the mainframe.


Brenda J. Butler says: stoop

Posted at 2018-09-01T02:24:15Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

A "stoop" is a set of cement steps up to your front door - not as big as a "porch". Hmm, not sure if it has to be cement.


dodddummy says: Cuter than a box of puppies or kittens

Posted at 2018-08-30T23:56:53Z relating to the show hpr2622 which was released on 2018-08-21 by b-yeezi entitled Raspberry Pi Temperaturator, from a series on Hobby Electronics

If this ain't what hacking is about, then hacking ain't worth a plug nickel.


Mike Ray says: Stoop?

Posted at 2018-08-30T12:34:29Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

But what the hell is a stoop? Think we need an American/English dictionary here :-)


dodddummy says: Memories

Posted at 2018-08-30T12:14:36Z relating to the show hpr2628 which was released on 2018-08-29 by Xtrato entitled UK Telephone Network Exploration

Thoroughly enjoyed this episode. Due in large part to remembering the times read or listened to people talking about similar things in my youth. I did try some of them out but mostly read or listened to people describing the experience.


dodddummy says: Scream, Yell, "Bravo!", also, this is called A Show

Posted at 2018-08-30T12:07:18Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

While I listen to ALL episodes of hpr, Sigflup is on my 'must watch NOW' list. This one delivered in spaces for me. Not only was is fun to listen to, but I have similar equipment I've been meaning to do something similar with.

There goes my last excuse.

My only regret is that after the excellent real hacking phone shows from the last two days, my horrible by comparison drivel is up today.

Sorry about that.


jezra says: Absolutely spectacular

Posted at 2018-08-29T17:11:25Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

The best part of this wonderful hack (IMHO) is that you created something and then used that something to record an HPR episode.


b-yeezi says: My sentiments exactly

Posted at 2018-08-28T19:36:03Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

This is the definition of hacking. I loved how you described your problem solving process. More of these, please!


Ken Fallon says: Why is there no cute warning on this episode

Posted at 2018-08-28T05:43:18Z relating to the show hpr2622 which was released on 2018-08-21 by b-yeezi entitled Raspberry Pi Temperaturator, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Seriously a joy to listen to.


Mike Ray says: Definition of hacking!

Posted at 2018-08-28T01:17:42Z relating to the show hpr2627 which was released on 2018-08-28 by sigflup entitled Home Phone Setup!!

Brilliant show. This show is the real definition of hacking.

If I have this right, you found some Cisco phones in the garage of a neighbour and set about getting them to do something useful.

The joy of getting something to work is obvious from your tone of voice and your dialogue. Something that we all no doubt can identify with.

All the more satisfying when it is resurrecting something previously discarded


dodddummy says: I have 2, do I hear 3?

Posted at 2018-08-24T10:42:08Z relating to the show hpr2620 which was released on 2018-08-17 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 1

baffled,
You make fewer screw ups than I do.

I'll take a look at the Michell Thomas Method.

I would definitely put time into developing this out if it seems like there's enough people willing to spend some time. Two might be enough. A couple more couldn't hurt.


Clinton Roy says: Fantastic

Posted at 2018-08-23T04:28:29Z relating to the show hpr2624 which was released on 2018-08-23 by knightwise entitled Cycling through Brussels

Encore!


baffled says: Nice show

Posted at 2018-08-23T01:04:58Z relating to the show hpr2620 which was released on 2018-08-17 by dodddummy entitled Thoughts on language learning part 1

This is my first time commenting so I apologize in advance for any screw ups.

I believe your point one to move to the new language as soon as
possible is an excellent idea. I'd also be interested in helping with
developing and discussing it should you decide to persue the notion.

There is a great book "The Future of Learning - the Michell Thomas
Method" by Michell Thomas Where he discusses his perspective on
education that I recommend as an interesting read.


rtsn says: comment

Posted at 2018-08-21T19:03:05Z relating to the show hpr2619 which was released on 2018-08-16 by bjb entitled A Gentle Introduction to Quilt

This was a great episode, thanks!


b-yeezi says: Looking into this

Posted at 2018-08-15T17:27:56Z relating to the show hpr2618 which was released on 2018-08-15 by tuturto entitled Yesod - First Impressions, from a series on Haskell

Yesod seems like a great option for high-concurrency web applications. Thank you for introducing it to me and the rest of the HPR community.


Ken says: Where is the script

Posted at 2018-08-14T18:35:17Z relating to the show hpr2617 which was released on 2018-08-14 by b-yeezi entitled Exposing a Raspberry Pi database through a REST API

Did we forget to include the script itself ?


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 2018-08-12T14:43:55Z relating to the show hpr2613 which was released on 2018-08-08 by klaatu entitled Quick Awk Tip, from a series on Learning Awk

Hi klaatu,

Thanks for this heads-up. It *is* a confusing feature of awk, but it's the same for sed (so at least the authors are consistent). I don't think we have emphasised it enough, on reflection.

It was highlighted in show 2 of the Awk series (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr2129/full_shownotes.html#more-about-awk-programs) and has been used many times thereafter, but hasn't been emphasised.

So, thanks again for the feedback. It's most appreciated.

Dave


Clinton Roy says: Thank you.

Posted at 2018-08-12T00:55:28Z relating to the show hpr2615 which was released on 2018-08-10 by Ahuka entitled Cancer, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for this, I appreciate your openness and the details.


Jon Kulp says: Tube clock radios

Posted at 2018-08-11T19:14:18Z relating to the show hpr2614 which was released on 2018-08-09 by Jon Kulp entitled My 1948 Truetone D1835 Tube Radio

So glad you enjoyed this. Once you start looking around on the internet at vintage tube radios you find that there are TONS of these things, and the photo galleries are serious eye candy if you like mid-century modern industrial design. They also have lots of tube-powered clock radios like you described. Wish I had the money and the space to start collecting these things!


Tony Hughes says: Comment 1

Posted at 2018-08-09T21:57:59Z relating to the show hpr2612 which was released on 2018-08-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Liverpool Makefest 2018 - interview with Joe aka Concrete Dog, from a series on Interviews

Steve, Glad you enjoyed the show, it was an enjoyable interview to record.


hammerron says: Tube Radio Show

Posted at 2018-08-09T14:08:39Z relating to the show hpr2614 which was released on 2018-08-09 by Jon Kulp entitled My 1948 Truetone D1835 Tube Radio

What an awesome looking radio. You brought back several memories for me. I vaguely remember my dad having an old stand up unit in his barn/workshop. I had several push button channel selectors. Also, I once had a table top tube am radio with a clock (about the size of a toaster). Then lastly, your station playing "Dark Lady" Wow, I had that on a 45 (if anyone remembers those kind of recordings. Thank you Jon for the memories!


Steve says: Rockets!

Posted at 2018-08-07T17:27:05Z relating to the show hpr2612 which was released on 2018-08-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Liverpool Makefest 2018 - interview with Joe aka Concrete Dog, from a series on Interviews

Thanks for doing this interview. "Concrete Dog" looks like someone I could get along with quite well.


dodddummy says: In case there was any doubt.

Posted at 2018-08-06T23:31:39Z relating to the show hpr2611 which was released on 2018-08-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

This is a quote from Klaatu today on Mastodon.

"Also, English is the worst language. I wish we'd migrate away to something constructed and better, like Esperanto."


tuturto says: MegaMek and MekWars

Posted at 2018-08-06T05:40:34Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

MegaMek and MekWars I completely forgot as I was do excited to talk about the game. Truth to be told, there's so much to tell about the game that it's almost impossible to fit all of it in one episode even in a very superficial level.


clacke says: Full episode on SparkleShare

Posted at 2018-08-04T07:55:12Z relating to the show hpr2542 which was released on 2018-05-01 by clacke entitled How I helped my dad run a static website using SparkleShare

For a complete rundown on the when, what and how of SparkleShare, see klaatu's http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2609 .


clacke says: Thank you!

Posted at 2018-08-04T07:51:12Z relating to the show hpr2609 which was released on 2018-08-02 by klaatu entitled SparkleShare, from a series on Introduction to Git

Excellent show as always! What SparkleShare is and how to use it at different expert levels, and when not to use it at all, is all thoroughly explained without the episide ever feeling long.

But most of all, thank you for paying off my episode debt to the community for me. I guess I owe you personally an episode now instead.


cmhobbs says: hurray battletech!

Posted at 2018-08-02T04:13:15Z relating to the show hpr2608 which was released on 2018-08-01 by tuturto entitled BattleTech, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I haven't listened to the podcast yet but I have it queued for my morning walk. I hope you mentioned MegaMek and MekWars. As an avid btech fan, it's about the only way I can play these days because it's hard to get a tabletop game together sometimes.


b-yeezi says: Seems likea great teaching tool

Posted at 2018-07-31T16:21:06Z relating to the show hpr2607 which was released on 2018-07-31 by klaatu entitled Processing, from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for this episode. I've heard of processing, but never knew what it was or how it could be useful. I will probably turn to this after scratch for my kids.


ClintonRoy says: Yowsers

Posted at 2018-07-28T02:30:04Z relating to the show hpr2605 which was released on 2018-07-27 by Ahuka entitled The Eyes Have It, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Yikes. I really don't have much to say. I used to run away as a kid to get treats from the store next door, no trains nearby though..


Quick Answers says: I failed to do this and I'm sorry.

Posted at 2018-07-27T11:42:52Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

Brenda,
That is annoying! What I try to remember to do is to ask in the format of "Don't spend time on this but do you know off the top of your head?"

But recently, I asked someone a question I'd already spent a lot of time researching and it appears that I couldn't do what I wanted to do.

But, as I said, if I think something should be possible, I won't let a 'No' remain so and will ask again every few months. Even if it's a 'No' now, things change quickly.

Anyway, I forgot to add 'off the top of your head' and I'm afraid 1-2 hours might have been spent searching for me to return the first bit of text my researching revealed.

I feel so bad about that slip of the tongue.


Brenda J. Butler says: People who waste my time by trying to find the answer for me.

Posted at 2018-07-27T02:19:51Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

I totally agree.

And another thing that is annoying is when you ask a question and the person doesn't know the answer but either tells you a bunch of generalities that anyone would know, and/or tries to find the answer while you stand there, when you could go back to your desk and look for yourself. What I would like is a quick answer, even if it is "I don't know" or even "I don't know off the top of my head". They could throw in some keywords to search for, if they think it might help.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Ownership apostrophe

Posted at 2018-07-26T16:54:58Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

Haha! I hadn't quite looked at it like that, but you are right.

I like looking for logicality in language. Sometimes it's a vain search (as I'm sure @klaatu would say), but a fair bit seems to conform to _somebody's_ idea of logic.


dodddummy says: Related to humilation

Posted at 2018-07-25T22:33:04Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

There are lots of issues with how we ask and answer questions but related to humiliation specifically, what makes me really sad is when someone tells me they don't want to ask a question because the person or people they'll be asking humiliate them.

One of the reasons I will not publish the asker's name if they don't me want to.

I first this seems like a weak person, but I've had managers tell me the look down on people who don't know things. So I understand the hesitation to ask questions in an unfriendly environment.

There's a lot to learn and we might all be better off if we realize the person has skills, just maybe not in the same area you do.


Hipstre says: Nick Burns

Posted at 2018-07-25T12:22:55Z relating to the show hpr2603 which was released on 2018-07-25 by dodddummy entitled Dummy shares a tip and a tip/rant about asking and answering questions

Enjoyed the podcast.

I find it to be very frustrating asking technical questions because a lot of guys want to humiliate people who ask them questions. Like Nick Burns. And I find that these guys often don't actually answer the question, because they aren't listening. They just listen until they hear a keyword, and then go into a rant.


NYbill says: Ha!

Posted at 2018-07-23T00:59:38Z relating to the show hpr2600 which was released on 2018-07-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Special episode on 2600, Blue Boxes, Phreaking

I won't hear this till tomorrow, while driving at work. But, it is fitting that it happened to come out during the Hackers On Planet Earth conference. :D


Dave Morriss says: Hipstre's comments

Posted at 2018-07-22T10:26:51Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

I am fascinated by etymology. I learnt a lot of spelling and pronunciation by understanding word origins as a youngster, and spent a fair bit of time looking stuff up in a dictionary to find etymological information. I will try and share some of the historical context as I go for certain.

I studied what was being called "Comparative Psychology" at university, and this involved looking at some of Chomsky's work. I wouldn't say I was very familiar with it now 40+ years later, but I'm prepared to have another look.

I expect these shows will become a series soon, and you will be very welcome to contribute to it. You are welcome to contribute now!


bjb says: the ownership apostrophe

Posted at 2018-07-22T00:02:03Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

I loved learning that the ownership-form of the apostrophe is really another example of a contraction.


Hipstre says: How to Fix a Remote

Posted at 2018-07-21T19:43:02Z relating to the show hpr2597 which was released on 2018-07-17 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Fix a Remote with Buttons that Don't Work

Thanks for this podcast. I've run into the same problem. Once I cleaned my remote about three times it was done. The "gunk" in the remote that gets on the circuit board is generally some kind of silicone lubricant or solvent. Apparently, the button pads have to be cooked after they are made to get all the silicone gunk out, and most manufacturers don't bother any longer, as they assume you will only use the remote for a year or two before losing it (or you'll just buy a new one?).

The actual, physical act of pressing the button pushes the silicone gunk out of the pad.

Thanks for the guitar pick trick!


Hipstre says: Thanks so much!

Posted at 2018-07-20T13:41:04Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

I am pleased you responded with more etymological information. For some reason, knowing that kind of history really brings these things alive for me. I am enjoying the series.

I hope at some later date there might be a connection to regular grammar and regular language. I've always been fascinated by the connection between Noam Chomsky's linguistic work and the simultaneous development of Lisp at M.I.T.—both endeavors being obsessed with recursion.


clacke says: mp3 is not a real problem

Posted at 2018-07-20T05:21:16Z relating to the show hpr2583 which was released on 2018-06-27 by TheDUDE entitled Random Rant

The Fraunhofer Institute's US patents on mp3 have expired, so the mp3 format is no longer problematic in connection with free software.

The only reasons not to use mp3 these days are because it's two decades behind in codec evolution (e.g. Opus is strictly better in every aspect) and in envelope evolution (e.g. Matroska has better metadata and streaming facilities).


Dave Morriss says: Is English really so bad?

Posted at 2018-07-19T15:28:22Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

There's no doubt (in my mind anyway) that English is weird and difficult; annoying (at times) and illogical. Possibly because I was a bad student at school in my teens, I have never properly understood the whole issue of grammar, parsing sentences, past participles and all of that. However, I have always had a fascination with words, their meanings and their origins, and I think it's English that has led to that interest.

Other languages also have their problems. I learnt French at school (and did a few years as an adult too) and never got to grips with the genders of nouns. Why is a table (furniture) feminine for example? How is it possible to remember them all? I still enjoy attempting to speak French nevertheless.

You point to the deficiencies of English with regard to the meaning of "free". Absolutely. That's a shortcoming. However, many other languages have their own idiosyncrasies. I worked at a university with a campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bahasa Melayu, the local language, has a very different grammar compared to English. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay_grammar for some aspects of it. I remember having conversations with Malay speakers, suggesting a English way of expressing a thing, to be told that that was pretty much impossible in their language. This led me to believe that English might be more subtle; though perhaps on the other hand it's more suitable for circumlocution, evasion and indirectness!

At school my French teacher was also an advocate of Esperanto. I wonder if that sort of language was what you had in mind instead of English? I don't know enough about its benefits to judge, but I wonder if a constructed language can really be as rich as a "natural" evolved language - even with all of its clutter and detritus.

Thanks for your comments - they really got me thinking.


cmhobbs says: great plan!

Posted at 2018-07-19T01:51:40Z relating to the show hpr2599 which was released on 2018-07-19 by Ken Fallon entitled Fitting a 3.5mm adapter to a bluetooth receiver.

Loved this episode, Ken! Wish I would've thought about this before purchasing TaoTronics TT-BA07. I like my little device but I prefer the DIY way!

My rockbox sansa device is still alive but my dad's bit the dust. I'm hoping mine keeps going, though I am often using my android phone and this adaptor these days.


klaatu says: great series

Posted at 2018-07-17T10:40:21Z relating to the show hpr2596 which was released on 2018-07-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 2

This is such a great series. I can honestly say that, having spoken fairly proper English for my entire life, I hate the English language. Of all the languages poised to serve as a global language, there could not be one more undeserving than an amalgamation of Germanic forced through a filter of Latin. It's inconsistent, confusing, over-complex, and yet also insufficient (see the FSF's struggle with the lack of an adjective form of "free" for an example).

I really wish a sensible, constructed language would be adopted in English's place.

Anyway, nice series, although your efforts are surely in vain, because English will never make sense.


klaatu says: nice first ep!

Posted at 2018-07-17T10:31:58Z relating to the show hpr2594 which was released on 2018-07-12 by Philip entitled Using nmtui, the Network Manager Terminal User interface

Great episode. I loved your use cases, and the walk-through of using the tool. Also, I tried nmtui out for myself and it is actually quite useful. Network configuration is such a bother, so it's nice to have an "easy" button with tools like these that still don't depend on a Xorg/Wayland/whatever.


jonkulp says: The Suburban Option

Posted at 2018-07-10T00:50:17Z relating to the show hpr2589 which was released on 2018-07-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Saving Money: a response to Klaatu's Personal Finance Series

Thanks for the comment, Klaatu. I'd like to hear more discussion about this, too, especially any arguments about whether saving money is really necessary or not. I have at least one colleague at work who rides his bike 4.5 miles each way (and has for the last 20 some years), and he says that he does not save for retirement because his retirement plan is to get hit by a Suburban on the road. I think he's only half kidding.


dodddummy says: Wonder no more

Posted at 2018-07-09T11:57:06Z relating to the show hpr2588 which was released on 2018-07-04 by tuturto entitled Miniature painting, from a series on Model Hacking

I've seen lots of miniatures in the past and wondered what goes on in the mind of those who point them. Now I know. Thanks for the insight.


Klaatu says: Thanks for furthering this discussion

Posted at 2018-07-08T23:21:36Z relating to the show hpr2589 which was released on 2018-07-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Saving Money: a response to Klaatu's Personal Finance Series

You make some really great points. Thanks for taking this discussion farther. I'd be interested in hearing about more people's experiences with saving money, too, because I don't think there is just one right answer (or, arguably, the obligation or ability to save at all, if somebody wants to argue those points). The morality is interesting to me, too. It seems like the only way to "grow" money requires either contributing to something one doesn't actually want to support, or else taking advantage of others.

Basically, this is a huge topic and it's one that is getting more interesting the more I hear other people talk about it.


Klaatu says: Switches on mains

Posted at 2018-07-08T23:17:53Z relating to the show hpr2590 which was released on 2018-07-06 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Blowing a PC Power Supply, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I'd never seen an on/off switch on an electirical outlet until New Zealand. Here, every electrical outlet has a dedicated power switch so that you can plug in a device and then power it on. It's really useful.

In the USA, I think the only way to simulate this is to use a power strip (sometimes a surge protector, other times just a splitter, which often have switches on them.




Klaatu says: great walkthrough

Posted at 2018-07-04T19:27:14Z relating to the show hpr2519 which was released on 2018-03-29 by the_remora entitled the_remora Builds a character in Edge of the Empire, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thanks for this episode. I'd heard of Edge of the Empire but have never played. I really like your character build process, and this was a nice overview of how characters work in this system. Thanks1


Klaatu says: painting miniatures

Posted at 2018-07-04T19:18:20Z relating to the show hpr2588 which was released on 2018-07-04 by tuturto entitled Miniature painting, from a series on Model Hacking

I see amazing painted minis at my local hobby shop, and it always makes me want to get into creating dioramas and battlefields for games, but I don't feel like I have the time,money,or space for it. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your hobby in this episode.


Ken Fallon says: I *see* what you did there :)

Posted at 2018-07-01T17:08:59Z relating to the show hpr2605 which was released on 2018-07-27 by Ahuka entitled The Eyes Have It, from a series on Health and Healthcare

see, vision, eyes - get it ?


RandyNose AKA TheNose100 says: The Juiced Penguin

Posted at 2018-07-01T14:00:46Z relating to the show hpr2583 which was released on 2018-06-27 by TheDUDE entitled Random Rant

John, how weird that I pick a random podcast to out of the lineup to listen to and find this one on feedly. I didn't even see the Juiced Penguin in the title this morning when I started listening. Heck, it's not even something that I think about these days.

The Juiced Penguin was an idea that I had, and knew that I couldn't pull it off alone. - The Late Great Lord "D" assisted me with the original effort. It took a lot of time to find the music, and Klaatu assisted with offering up some content for it also. I found that it was really time consuming, and Terry F took over for a period of time until it fizzled out.

The main idea that I had was to get more OGG content out there, to help expand the awareness of the OGG format, due to restrictions of the MP3 format, and that many MP3 Players didn't support it. - Today, most people are listening to content on computers or Android devices, most are able to listen to the ogg format, if they wish.

If my ol' memory serves right, even Mark Shuttleworth has stopped worrying about the MP3 format being a real problem, even tho' it's still a closed file format. Granted it's not open, but the threat of being sued doesn't seem likely after nothing happening after all of this time.

- FWIW, when I AM online I'm easily found over on G+ aka randynose.com Also over on Mastodon.Rocks @randynose.

Thanks for reminding me of some good times years ago...

All hail the Juiced Penguin. :)


Tony Hughes says: Great little update

Posted at 2018-07-01T10:58:16Z relating to the show hpr2579 which was released on 2018-06-21 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Ubuntu 18.04 Mate, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Thanks JWP, I'm glad at least one listener found it useful, having been using it for a good couple of months now I can say I am very impressed and have even found a work around for the usb utilities I use in mint. I have installed Mint 19 beta into virtual box and it seems very good and once the stable release is out it will still be my go to distro for installing for family and friends who are not Linux gurus. Ubuntu Mate will probably remain on my main box until the next LTS cycle as I try and keep that as stable as possible and change OS on it as infrequently as I can get away with.


NYbill says: There is one more...

Posted at 2018-06-29T20:04:21Z relating to the show hpr2585 which was released on 2018-06-29 by Ken Fallon entitled Check to see if a Remote Control is working

...I found this out by accident in my youth. You can also point the remote at an electric guitar pickup while its plugged into an amp.

dit dit dit dit dit dit dit!

Add distortion or reverb to your liking. :P


Ken Fallon says: Would love HPR feedback

Posted at 2018-06-27T08:33:43Z relating to the show hpr2582 which was released on 2018-06-26 by klaatu entitled 3 Contribution case studies

Great show - only one point.

We do not "approve" shows, we process them. See

http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#not_moderated

Your show will not be moderated.

We do not vet, edit, moderate or in any way censor any of the shows on the network, we trust you to do that. Aside from checking snippets for audio quality/spam checking, we have a policy that we don't listen to the shows before they are aired. This is a long standing tradition arising from the fact that HPR is a community of peers who believe that any host has as much right to submit shows as any other.

hpr2210 :: On Freedom of Speech and Censorship describes the agreed approach to this topic.


JWP says: This Show about Cash

Posted at 2018-06-25T23:48:08Z relating to the show hpr2574 which was released on 2018-06-14 by klaatu entitled Personal cash-only finance

Hi klaatu always interesting to see what you will bring up.
I to for a long time when cash only. I do keep a card in the glove box or bring it traveling but I find I spend less if I just use cash.

Also if you can -- I really enjoy many of your topics. -- Might you get a better headset sometimes its hard for me to hear exactly what you say. (Audio quality between Jupiter broadcasting and Dave Morris quality would be greatly valued.)


JWP says: Great Little update

Posted at 2018-06-25T23:43:05Z relating to the show hpr2579 which was released on 2018-06-21 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Ubuntu 18.04 Mate, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Tony always so nice to here from you again.
Sadly I am driving any Mate right now. Only two 16.04 boxes maybe after 16.04.1 thanks so much for the update



Clinton Roy says: A english/german recommendation

Posted at 2018-06-20T05:19:18Z relating to the show hpr2576 which was released on 2018-06-18 by folky entitled My swedish and german podcasts part 1, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I quite like the omega tau science & engineering podcast
podcast, it comes in both english and german forms, I don't think they translate the content, it's just different stories for the different language podcasts.


Ken Fallon says: Home country of choice

Posted at 2018-06-19T08:14:37Z relating to the show hpr2576 which was released on 2018-06-18 by folky entitled My swedish and german podcasts part 1, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Love that concept.


Dave Morriss says: I don't use multiple windows

Posted at 2018-06-15T15:53:46Z relating to the show hpr2566 which was released on 2018-06-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

In my case I use tab groups to keep useful and related web sites together to make "context switching" simpler. For example, in Pale Moon I have a group per HPR series or project, and when I'm in the mood to prepare a new HPR show I run it on my right-hand monitor with Gvim on the left.

I usually have Vivaldi, Chromium and IceWeasel running on different XFCE desktops as well, and all of these have pinned tabs so I can easily visit various HPR pages, the most used pages on my local MediaWiki instance, GitLab, GitHub, archive.org, Telegram groups, and so on.

It's probably (barely) organised chaos, but I like it ;-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Hipstre

Posted at 2018-06-15T15:20:26Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

That's a great suggestion. I spent some time looking at the etymology of the words I was talking about, as you can tell from the links, but I didn't consider talking about the subject. I'll mention such things in the future if it seems relevant.

Thanks for the feedback.


clacke says: What is SparkleShare?

Posted at 2018-06-15T15:00:51Z relating to the show hpr2542 which was released on 2018-05-01 by clacke entitled How I helped my dad run a static website using SparkleShare

Apparently I didn't explain what SparkleShare is!

It's "DropBox for git". You tell it where your remote git repo is, and it keeps an eye on it and keeps a local directory in sync.

Whenever anything happens in the remote repo, it pulls that change and makes your local sirectory the same.

Whenever you add, remove or edit a file in your local directory, it creates a commit for your change and pushes it to the remote repo.

Any conflicts that occur are resolved by creating a file named something like "myfile conflicted on 2018-06-15T16:57:45.txt", so you never have to understand anything about git to use SparkleShare. Just play with your files in your directory.

That's why it's so good for dads.


clacke says: Clarification

Posted at 2018-06-15T14:51:54Z relating to the show hpr2552 which was released on 2018-05-15 by clacke entitled What is stow?

It seems this is the month of clarifications, judging from the feedback from Ken and Dave on the Community News. :-)

I'm adding a deeper Stow show to my future shows tag.

But for now, here's what Dave was asking for:

Stow doesn't use any configuration, it's all simple, hard-coded behavior. When it stows things it puts things in the parent directory of the stow directory:

If your are in /home/clacke/stow and you do stow foo, any stuff in e.g. /home/clacke/stow/foo/lib gets symlinks in /home/clacke/lib .


clacke says: Killer feature

Posted at 2018-06-15T14:41:21Z relating to the show hpr2557 which was released on 2018-05-22 by clacke entitled Styx -- The Purely Functional Static Site Generator

I forgot to mention the killer feature, which is why we use Styx, apart from our great love for Nix: The ability to easily include content from remote sources.

As Styx uses Nix for getting its inputs, it's just as easy to build a page off a file in your local repository as getting a file from a remote repository, http URL, a whole bunch of files, or anything you can compute or get from a network, really.

In fact, even the default templates in Styx are fetched this way: If you never use them, they never touch your computer, but if you include the standard templates in your site definition, Styx knows to go out and fetch them and put them in the right places.

We use this to get documentation and changelog from our code repository into our web site.



clacke says: The group of the tab is in the windowing (of it)

Posted at 2018-06-15T14:24:50Z relating to the show hpr2566 which was released on 2018-06-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I've never looked into tab grouping, because what I do, if my tabs start becoming unwieldy, is that I drag one of them out of the window, and it becomes a new window. I may drag other tabs into that new window if they belong together.

You people who use tab grouping, do you do this as well, giving you two-dimensional tab grouping, or does grouping replace multiple windows?


Hipstre says: Battling With English

Posted at 2018-06-15T12:08:05Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Interesting! I'd like to hear a little bit about the origins of the mixups when it is historically interesting... Like, perhaps, one word comes from French and the other from German. But not necessary, viewing Communication as the problem and English as a flawed tool to solve it is a good route to take. Looking forward to the next one.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Michael

Posted at 2018-06-14T17:25:59Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Glad you liked the episode.
I'm amazed by the number of times I see the then/than and there/their/they're errors in forums, YouTube comments and similar. I don't know if it's an autocorrect problem or what it is, but it's very common.
I'm actively collecting similar problems, so I hope I'll have enough to make a few more episodes!


Michael says: Great idea!

Posted at 2018-06-14T15:31:10Z relating to the show hpr2558 which was released on 2018-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Battling with English - part 1

Thanks for starting that series!
While the first examples were quite obvious to me, I can see how they can be helpful on a global scope, given the diverse international HPR community.
Fort the last bit, I have to admit that those were actually two new words I learnt (make that three with "learnt" :-)).

Regards,
Michael



folky says: Changed links to my gits

Posted at 2018-06-07T11:23:11Z relating to the show hpr1992 which was released on 2016-03-22 by folky entitled How I'm handling my podcast-subscriptions and -listening

I just migrated from github to gitlab. So do a s/hub/lab/g in above links.
For those who didn't heard about it, on the following link you find the cause for the migration: https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/


MathMann says: Art Club

Posted at 2018-06-05T11:14:19Z relating to the show hpr2158 which was released on 2016-11-09 by Brian in Ohio entitled Art Club

Great show and it sounds like a great way to delve into one of the mainstays of human life - sharing it and the world around us with those around us. Thanks Brian for giving all a way to connect and learn.


Klaatu says: neat

Posted at 2018-05-30T19:55:35Z relating to the show hpr2549 which was released on 2018-05-10 by Archer72 entitled DVD ripping using old hardware

Nice to hear Slackware 32-bit still coming in useful. I don't mind that so many Linux distros are discarding 32-bit as long as somebody keeps it around, because while 32-bit hardware is fading, there's still a LOT of it out there.


NYbill says: Nice TLDR.

Posted at 2018-05-25T19:59:33Z relating to the show hpr2560 which was released on 2018-05-25 by Ken Fallon entitled General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a series on Privacy and Security

Nice summery of the GDPR, Ken. I was wondering what this was all about. And I have noticed everyone and their brother sending out policy updates these days. But, as I doubt the GDPR pertains to my little servers I wasn't really paying much attention.

You did the deep dive for me. ;)

BTW, you might want to do Noise Reduction, then Truncate Silence. This one sounded a bit like a guy on radio keying up the mic at random times while talking. :P



clacke says: The date

Posted at 2018-05-25T04:58:30Z relating to the show hpr2560 which was released on 2018-05-25 by Ken Fallon entitled General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a series on Privacy and Security

How very appropriate that this would be released precisely for May 25th. :-)


redrider06 says: Howto get started playing RPGs

Posted at 2018-05-22T18:56:16Z relating to the show hpr2550 which was released on 2018-05-11 by klaatu entitled Howto get started playing RPGs, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I started participating in RPGs several months ago but did none of the things mentioned in this presentation prior to actually playing the game.

My GM took the small gathering of curious gamesters through a couple of relatively short scenarios/stories which kept the interest up and the mechanics of everything mentioned in this podcast at a double arm’s length away. We didn’t know it then but it kept us focused on the game rather than too many details of characters. Sure, we still built characters but it was a very abbreviated process. Not until some months and many game sessions later did I actually do my own research and discovered parts of what this podcast brings together very succinctly. And now that I know a bit more about the whole process, this podcast is all the more interesting.

Lostnbronx and Klaatu have done a splendid job of laying out a very understandable and approachable process for those curious about taking part in an RPG. (The sound production was stellar too.) Well done, gentlemen.


NYbill says: A chimp by another name...

Posted at 2018-05-14T21:37:18Z relating to the show hpr2551 which was released on 2018-05-14 by NYbill entitled Calibrating Calibration

Yea, the Espeak kind of butchers my nick. I bet 'En Why Bill' would sound about right. Hey Espeak, I live in New York! ;)

Good luck your scope build. 25mhz will be right in the wheel house of the kit type scopes.


mcnalu says: Oscillowant

Posted at 2018-05-14T21:01:33Z relating to the show hpr2551 which was released on 2018-05-14 by NYbill entitled Calibrating Calibration

I too have a secret desire for an oscillascope. I'm building a wee one from a kit just now but that's mostly for fun. I'll need one that can handle 25MHz clock signals for troubleshooting my poorly Amiga 3000, hence my interest in this show.

Also, the HPR robot calls you nibble too! :D


dodddummy says: Tickles me in places I'm not sure I'm comfortable with

Posted at 2018-05-12T21:26:03Z relating to the show hpr1762 which was released on 2015-05-05 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR Audio Book Club 10, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

This tickled all of my private places. Ok. just the references to free culture.

Loved the reader's voice. Liked the story.

I agree with pokey about the timing of things regarding can food, MREs et al. But it didn't keep me out of the story. I thought it was strange that people had forgotten so much in so few years. But I've some real life situations where people weren't taught anything for a generation and it is a bit like this.

I liked the 'glitches' these guys mentioned.

I can confirm that the issue with the ogg files is the album art. I didn't listen to this until after I listened to the audio book. I had the same issue. Downloaded fine but wouldn't play in rockbox. A little searching lead me to a suggestion that if an ogg file plays ok in vlc other other players but not rockbox, the album art is a likely culprit.

Removed them with Audio Tag Tool and all is well. If memory serves, the rockbox folks says it's because it only has 1mb for meta data.


Gavtres says: Git Bash

Posted at 2018-05-08T14:26:09Z relating to the show hpr2547 which was released on 2018-05-08 by clacke entitled MSYS2

Linux newbie here. I am working on a new project and last week, as a requisite, needed to install Git for Windows. I was wondering about the voodoo magic behind Git Bash, so thank you for the explanation.

By the way, cool alternate "beatbox" version of the HPR outro. :-)


ClaudioM says: MSYS2 is What Cygwin Should Be

Posted at 2018-05-08T12:27:50Z relating to the show hpr2547 which was released on 2018-05-08 by clacke entitled MSYS2

First off, thanks for the mention, good sir! :-)

Secondly, thank you for this episode. As much as I use Cygwin at work, I despise...DESPISE...having to use the Cygwin Installer to install/update/remove packages. MSYS2 is what I've always wanted from Cygwin: an integrated, command line package manager for updating packages inside of the POSIX-compatible environment, just as you would do on any Unix-like system.

I'll have to start backing up my configuration files in order to make the big switch on my Windows PCs at work.


clacke says: Re: butchering

Posted at 2018-05-07T16:17:41Z relating to the show hpr2546 which was released on 2018-05-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

No butchering of "fractalide"! We pronounce it lile you do.

Now, "tertiary" and "tuturto" on the other hand ... ;-)


folky says: Very quit

Posted at 2018-05-03T07:16:51Z relating to the show hpr2541 which was released on 2018-04-30 by lostnbronx entitled Microphone Wind Screen Demo

Your show was very quiet. I had to go 100% on the volume to understand you. I partly would blame the wind screen. Because, when you took it off, you got louder.


lostnbronx says: Fweeb, I think you're right

Posted at 2018-05-03T05:29:55Z relating to the show hpr2536 which was released on 2018-04-23 by lostnbronx entitled Lostnbronx examines points-of-view and tenses in storytelling., from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

I misspoke, getting my POV names and distinctions mixed up a bit. I think I give enough examples in the episode to make it clear what I'm really talking about, though, and still stand by my observations about how they affect story construction.

Thanks for the correction!


Brian DeRocher says: open source games

Posted at 2018-05-02T23:26:51Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

What does the FLOSS landscape look like for fantasy games?


clacke says: Chinese

Posted at 2018-05-02T17:02:39Z relating to the show hpr2536 which was released on 2018-04-23 by lostnbronx entitled Lostnbronx examines points-of-view and tenses in storytelling., from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

It occurred to me that from what I know about Chinese, in particular Cantonese, most of what you are saying about these nuances goes away.

You say that by just this little change in tense, you've already communicated something about the whole situation. In Chinese you can't really do that. If you try, you're making your text just unnatural and cumbersome to read. Must be a real challenge for translators in either direction.

From my personal conversations I also know that even pretty accomplished speakers coming from Chinese languages don't pick up on these cues when speaking English. All tense just goes through type erasure in parsing.


Fweeb says: 2nd person

Posted at 2018-05-02T16:51:17Z relating to the show hpr2536 which was released on 2018-04-23 by lostnbronx entitled Lostnbronx examines points-of-view and tenses in storytelling., from a series on Random Elements of Storytelling

I think you might be a bit mistaken about 2nd person POV. My understanding is that it's not a distant pronoun (he or she)... that's still 3rd person. 2nd person is almost exclusively using "you" as the subject of the sentence for an action from the main character. So, useful in writing interactive stories... tougher for pure narrative.


Gavtres says: TLS 1.3

Posted at 2018-05-01T00:04:13Z relating to the show hpr2540 which was released on 2018-04-27 by Ahuka entitled 28 - TLS 1.3, from a series on Privacy and Security

Great episode about TLS 1.3! I just chuckled with the IETF comments about adding a decrypt function.


Windigo says: Thanks for the introduction

Posted at 2018-04-29T18:51:24Z relating to the show hpr2524 which was released on 2018-04-05 by tuturto entitled General problem solver

First of all, welcome to HPR. This is an excellent first episode!

Thank you for explaining the general problem solver. I haven't encountered this in my time as a programmer, and found the concept - and your introduction to it - to be very interesting.

I look forward to any other episodes you have planned!


tuturto says: Such a beautiful soundscape

Posted at 2018-04-25T16:27:42Z relating to the show hpr2538 which was released on 2018-04-25 by knightwise entitled My geeky plans for the new house.

While listening podcast about network design was interesting in itself, the soundscape of the episode is what sold me. It was like listening to Joy of Painting again with Bob Ross calmly explaining what he's about to do in such a friendly way.


Draco Metallium says: Two months without a new transmission

Posted at 2018-04-14T23:37:27Z relating to the show hpr2485 which was released on 2018-02-09 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E05 - I Saw the Invisible Man

Where is the wisdom from outer space when we need it the most?


clacke says: Living the dream

Posted at 2018-04-12T13:23:47Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I am indeed living the dream. I am working on cool software, it's all free software out in the open, and I'm getting paid.

Communicating what it is that Fractalide does is obviously something we need to work on. I know that when I saw it the first time two years ago I read the homepage at the time, and came away no wiser as to what was going on. Now I'm cursed with knowing what it is and no longer capable of experiencing what it is that a newcomer will need to now.


Kevin O'Brien says: My name

Posted at 2018-04-09T19:43:04Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I heard you stumble over whether to call me "Ahuka" or just "Kevin". I believe that if I had to do it over again I would just use my name. When I joined it looked like people were using pseudonyms so I did as well, but it is not like I am hiding anything here.


clacke says: Re: AND THEN IT'S GOT DIVS IN IT!!

Posted at 2018-04-07T10:00:40Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

To be clear, the HTML that had the divs in it was the asciidoc output, which I have just recently started using. The output from hashify.me has been nice and clean with no risk of having Ken pull his hairs out in frustration.

Our shared adventures with asciidoc, which played out in the comments, on the Fediverse and in private e-mail are fodder for a future episode on my new shownotes workflow. Yes, I owe you one.


Steve says: Really a different category of software

Posted at 2018-04-06T15:33:39Z relating to the show hpr2518 which was released on 2018-03-28 by Steve Saner entitled Converting My Laptop to Dual Boot

If the question is, "can you do 3D modeling with OpenSCAD?", then the answer is yes. However, as I understand it, considering OpenSCAD an alternative to things like Fusion 360 and SolidWorks and others, is a bit tough. The open source world also has Blender, with which you can do 3D modeling too. But again, as I understand it, the way these options work is a lot different and they lack many of the features present in the commercial products.

It is worth mentioning that there are a few 3D modeling options out there that are not open source, but do work with Linux due to the fact that they are cloud/web based. OnShape.com comes to mind.

So, while there are alternatives, sort of, Fusion 360 seems to be becoming the software of choice in "Maker" circles.

I am a beginner at this, so these are mostly just my perceptions. Eventually, I may be able to speak with more authority, or at least more experience.


Ken Fallon says: Is OpenSCAD an alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360 ?

Posted at 2018-04-06T10:23:58Z relating to the show hpr2518 which was released on 2018-03-28 by Steve Saner entitled Converting My Laptop to Dual Boot

http://www.openscad.org/about.html

About OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD is software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.

OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeller. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file. This gives you (the designer) full control over the modelling process and enables you to easily change any step in the modelling process or make designs that are defined by configurable parameters.

OpenSCAD provides two main modelling techniques: First there is constructive solid geometry (aka CSG) and second there is extrusion of 2D outlines. Autocad DXF files can be used as the data exchange format for such 2D outlines. In addition to 2D paths for extrusion it is also possible to read design parameters from DXF files. Besides DXF files OpenSCAD can read and create 3D models in the STL and OFF file formats.


clacke says: Addendum: Styx was written by Eric Sagnes

Posted at 2018-04-06T06:19:41Z relating to the show hpr2557 which was released on 2018-05-22 by clacke entitled Styx -- The Purely Functional Static Site Generator

I neglected to name the author, because his name wasn't on my mind at the time.

Styx was written by Eric Sagnes, and if you look at his repositories on github[0], it's not really surprising that he would be the one to write a site generator in Nix. :-)

[0] https://github.com/ericsagnes?tab=repositories


clacke says: Re: Overengineering

Posted at 2018-04-05T14:25:25Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

It seems that when I countered that your setup didn't seem massively overengineered, I was simply insufficiently informed.

Now that this has been somewhat remedied, I agree with your assessment.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Overengineering

Posted at 2018-04-05T11:59:46Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

Thanks clacke,

I have used 'entr' in the past, actually to refresh my note-viewing browser when the notes change. I now use Qupzilla because it does that all by itself, which is very cool!

I will think about using 'entr' or 'watch' in future, but for HPR shownotes I have several 'make' targets, so I'm not sure if I want to automate them all.

For example I use 'make final' to generate notes with HPR links rather than the local ones I use while developing them, and I can only do that once I have chosen a slot and know what the HPR links will be. Of course, I could trigger the 'make final' once the slot has been selected.

Anyway, thanks for the idea :-)


Steve says: Re: Great Show

Posted at 2018-04-04T17:47:44Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

I'm glad you enjoyed it. The project that I referred to in the episode didn't go quite as planned, but I'll give it another try at some point. Several other projects in the works as well. I'd be interested to hear about some of your projects.


John E Thompson says: Great Show

Posted at 2018-04-04T15:38:58Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

I am an avid rocketeer and enjoyed listening to your show.

How have your future rocket projects been?


clacke says: Overengineering

Posted at 2018-04-04T13:38:29Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

Doesn't sound terribly overengineered to me, it's just that my web editing workflow is minimalistic almost to a fault.

I have an engineered piece you can add to your solution: Trigger the builds automatically with entr[0]. That allows you to even skip the make step in vim. Just save and things happen.

Actually what I often do is I just `watch make` in the directory where I'm editing, or `while sleep 5; do make; done`.


Dave Morriss says: Markdown/ASCIIDoc

Posted at 2018-04-04T12:00:53Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

Hi clacke,

A couple of interesting finds. I use both Markdown (Pandoc flavour mostly) and ASCIIDoc (via Asciidoctor).

I write all my HPR shownotes with Markdown, using Vim on one monitor and a browser on the other, building the output with Pandoc via Make, using Vim's 'make' interface to do it.

I also like to write a journal per project and use ASCIIDoc for that because I can generate much more interesting documents with colour, side notes, icons, good tables and so on. Again Vim lets me type the document with syntax highlighting, build it with 'make' and display it on my right-hand monitor using a dedicated browser (I like QupZilla at the moment).

My solution is probably massively over-engineered but I like it :-)


clacke says: ASCIIDoc shownotes

Posted at 2018-04-04T01:35:03Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

If you like ASCIIDoc, you can type your shownotes on https://asciidoclive.com/ and then do the same thing as I described above with hashify.me.

Just like hashify, asciidoclive allows you to type on the left, see the result on the right.


the_remora says: Handle Origin

Posted at 2018-04-02T14:37:25Z relating to the show hpr2521 which was released on 2018-04-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

I pulled the name the_remora from Glenn Cook's Garrett PI series of novels. The Remora is a nickname of a tertiary character from the later books in the series.


mongo says: Good tutorial

Posted at 2018-04-01T01:02:47Z relating to the show hpr2518 which was released on 2018-03-28 by Steve Saner entitled Converting My Laptop to Dual Boot

Steve Saner gives a good tutorial on a way to add Windows to a Linux computer. I found the part about getting data from his old encrypted drive most interesting, as I have been a bit afraid of encrypting a drive for fear of finding myself locked out.

I am glad that he was able to use some information from my HPR show from last year on the subject of adding dual boot to my laptop.

Also, very good show notes for someone following his lead.


Hipstre says: GNU Readline 2

Posted at 2018-03-31T19:52:18Z relating to the show hpr2453 which was released on 2017-12-27 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 2, from a series on GNU Readline

Enjoying the series. I am doing a tutorial on creating a LisP in C (which I heard about on HPR) and it uses Readline. So I came back to listen to this series. I always learn something. There's always an "Aha!" moment. Thanks!


clacke says: An update

Posted at 2018-03-29T01:17:37Z relating to the show hpr2537 which was released on 2018-04-24 by clacke entitled Recording HPR on the fly Part II

When uploading the other shows I noticed that they had some weird clicks and jumps in them. Apparently I had turned on "skip silence" when I played with the settings. My recommendation is: don't.



clacke says: Markdown shownotes

Posted at 2018-03-27T08:10:58Z relating to the show hpr2515 which was released on 2018-03-23 by Various Hosts entitled HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2

klaatu and Ken were discussing the merits on Markdown and the horribleness of the multitude of markdown flavors.

Here's what I do for shownotes: I write on hashify.me.

Markdown on the left, live rendered text on the right so you can easily Ctrl-click links to check them etc. Then I mark the text on the right, right-click and choose "View selection source" (this is on Firefox). It opens a new tab with the source almost correctly marked. I mark it, copy and then paste into the show notes textbox and choose HTML5 as text type.


Mike Ray says: Intro to git

Posted at 2018-03-27T01:17:50Z relating to the show hpr2516 which was released on 2018-03-26 by klaatu entitled Intro to git branch, from a series on Introduction to Git

Great podcast.

I've been using git for a few years now but there is something new even for a seasoned git user in this series.

It's a subject that needs clarity, because a lot of the online stuff about git is complex and confusing.

More please. And more about this kind of DevOps related stuff, and more server config and admin


Lostnbronx says: I Agree With You, But...

Posted at 2018-03-26T19:20:28Z relating to the show hpr2508 which was released on 2018-03-14 by lostnbronx entitled False Prophets

I think China is our biggest chance for competition, in the long run, but they aren't moving quickly. That may change. I hope it does.

I also believe that the commercialization of space is the only real future it can possibly have. If people can't at least hope for a better life out there, they won't bother. China may be a big player here too, since it has no problem sponsoring large-scale commercial ventures.

Looked at from that point-of-view, though, business people like Musk and the others may turn out to be our last best hope for humanity, after all. I sure wouldn't mind being wrong!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 2018-03-25T16:56:39Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

Thanks Jan, Clinton Roy and clacke.

I'm glad you are finding the series useful.

I had known of Readline's existence for years, and that there were some features that might be useful, but had never spent the time to find out what it could do. I am most surprised at the amount of work that has gone into this library and the great features it offers.

I expect to be able to get another couple of shows from it before I'm finished, and there's scope for others to contribute too if they work out cool things to do with it!


thelovebug says: Done and dusted

Posted at 2018-03-24T23:57:21Z relating to the show hpr2514 which was released on 2018-03-22 by NYbill entitled Electronics Calculator Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Bought it, built it! Surprisingly straight forward, thanks a) to your advice nybill, and b) the link you couldn't get to worked first time for me had a pretty detailed picture guide.

"It's a bit clicky," says the wife, so all the more reason to use it.

So, here is a PG-13 picture of the calculator in action:
https://next.thelovebug.org/index.php/s/apL8pxrX7Spd6Bc

(I managed to break my GMG instance without even knowing about it! My next project, perhaps?)


clacke says: You're right to worry, but ...

Posted at 2018-03-23T07:44:35Z relating to the show hpr2508 which was released on 2018-03-14 by lostnbronx entitled False Prophets

Musk isn't the only one. He's the one who got the furthest, and who has the grandest master plan. But don't forget about Bezos and Branson and their space ventures.

So, I don't think we're pinning our hopes on one man. But my answer reveals something else. We're still pinning our hopes on Great Men (as in the Great Man theory of history). Musk, Bezos and Branson aren't geniuses in the sense that they are sciencing and engineering all this stuff when nobody else could, they're just hiring the people who do.

Still, I think people fawning over Musk is awesome, because it means people are pinning their hopes on research, engineering and entrepreneurship, because that's what he symbolizes. And hustling the money and funneling it in the right direction isn't nothing either.

It's far better than people admiring people who literally don't contribute anything, or are contributing negatively, to furthering the knowledge and power of the human race, like David Avocado Wolfe, Dr. Oz or Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ok, so we're not at the mercy at a single man, but we are at the mercy of three men? No. Don't forget about China and India, and old spacer-travelers Japan and ESA, and even Russia! They're also further into space than Bezos or Branson, and on some axes further than Musk.

I'm not overly worried. Humanity will get our eggs in a second basket before the century is over.


NYbill says: Enjoy the kit, Dave.

Posted at 2018-03-22T19:46:26Z relating to the show hpr2514 which was released on 2018-03-22 by NYbill entitled Electronics Calculator Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I warn about a few small pitfalls I ran into while building it. Hope it saves you the same trouble.


thelovebug says: Blind faith

Posted at 2018-03-22T07:24:04Z relating to the show hpr2514 which was released on 2018-03-22 by NYbill entitled Electronics Calculator Kit, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I haven't even listened to the episode yet, but I've just ordered myself one of those calculator kits from Amazon!


clacke says: Re: that info.rkt for a node

Posted at 2018-03-20T22:06:14Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Correction to correction: No I didn't misspeak anything, we just misunderstood each other. Sorry for the confusion. :-)


Clinton Roy says: interesting

Posted at 2018-03-15T09:44:38Z relating to the show hpr2509 which was released on 2018-03-15 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled AudioBookClub 16 Matcher Rules, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

This was an interesting discussion, maybe because of the disagreements?

Also, thank you for the audio notes.


clacke says: Surprisingly useful

Posted at 2018-03-11T13:02:59Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

I went into this thinking "bah, readline, it's C-r, C-a, C-e, some kill and yank, what's to learn?". But it was Dave, and somehow there was a Part 3, so maybe there were something useful in there?

Wow, I was so wrong about knowing everything there is to know about readline. I don't know how useful the capitalization things are, and C-t I already knew about and I think it's mostly useful for when you have pressed C-t by mistake ... but M-b and M-f, OMG.

I have needed these for years. I usually hop around with C-left and C-right, but when you're one mosh, one tmux and one su down, usually all arrow keycodes are long gone, and it's all misery. Now with M-b and M-f my life quality will drastically improve!

Also interesting to know what the args thing is for. I've been vaguely aware of it as it's easy to trigger by mistake, but I think I will use it more now that I have been taught exactly what it does. Maybe for counting the length of git commit messages, for example. You want a 60-character max commit message length? M-6 0 C-b after you typed your message will show you by how much you overran the limit!

Thanks, Dave. As always a great contribution, even for those of us who may think we already know everything.


Windigo says: Two comments

Posted at 2018-03-10T19:57:15Z relating to the show hpr2502 which was released on 2018-03-06 by lostnbronx entitled Volume Of Thought

Firstly, after hearing the title of this episode I thought you were going to be discussing how much three-dimensional space your thoughts took up. That's not something I've ever considered before.

Secondly, when you actually discussed the "loudness" of your own thoughts and what types of sounds successfully caused you to lose track of them, it was ALSO something I'd never considered.

Well done, Sir. Well done.


MrX says: re Great show!

Posted at 2018-03-10T16:46:45Z relating to the show hpr2499 which was released on 2018-03-01 by MrX entitled Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Michael, many thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the show and your probably correct that a bit of commentary might have been a good idea. There was a couple of reasons that I chose not to add any commentary first it made the podcast easier to make but the real reason was that I was trying to create a bit of mystery for people that had never heard the strange sounds you'd find when tuning around the amateur radio HF band which I thought might be the case for a large portion of the audience.

When I was a young boy I remember listening to old second world war valved receivers that I occasionally had access to and was fascinated by the strange sounds and voices having no idea what I was listening to I thought initially giving no explanation would create more intrigue for those that had never heard HF before and if there interest was gripped then they could have a look for some show notes. I'll probably add some commentary next time if I do a similar show.

PS many thanks for deciphering the Morse code (CW), and yes that was some incredible set-up DF2BO had certainly beats my half wave dipole flung in the loft :)


MrX says: Re Quite a haul!

Posted at 2018-03-10T15:14:56Z relating to the show hpr2486 which was released on 2018-02-12 by MrX entitled Some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Dave I'm not surprised you didn't know about this as there are not many amateur radio rallies held in these parts I only know about it because I was a long time ago a member of the Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club. This event is a mini radio rally it originally went under the title of junk night but has since gone up market, it's held at Cockenzie & Port Seton Community Centre usually around the beginning of August, I've been going there for a number of years now best bit about it is meeting up with old friends and sampling some of the home made food. On the haul I usually end up with very little I just happened to be lucky this year.


Clinton Roy says: Comment Command

Posted at 2018-03-10T03:25:54Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

I was not aware of the comment/decomment commands, they might be useful.


Jan says: Some Lines Of Support

Posted at 2018-03-09T20:49:24Z relating to the show hpr2505 which was released on 2018-03-09 by Dave Morriss entitled The power of GNU Readline - part 3, from a series on GNU Readline

Hi Dave!

Thanks a lot for Your effort.

If a machine is under heavy load and therefor kind of not responsive anymore that readline-magic comes in handy. Same goes for a slow link between a users terminal and a remote machine.


thelovebug says: Re: Wow

Posted at 2018-03-08T23:03:20Z relating to the show hpr2503 which was released on 2018-03-07 by thelovebug entitled My journey into podcasting

Thanks Clinton, I'm really glad you enjoyed the episode. The last 10 years have really been a blast, and I can see many more podcasting years ahead!

I've had a few people call me "professional" and, whilst that isn't strictly true, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't want to be!!



Clinton Roy says: Wow

Posted at 2018-03-07T04:10:22Z relating to the show hpr2503 which was released on 2018-03-07 by thelovebug entitled My journey into podcasting

What a great story! I'm not into music podcasts at all really though (can't speed them up ;) but this was a fascinating look behind the scenes of a professional.


Kevin O'Brien says: It's just what I do

Posted at 2018-03-07T01:05:49Z relating to the show hpr2500 which was released on 2018-03-02 by Ahuka entitled What's In My Podcatcher 3, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I do listen to a lot of podcasts, but one thing is that I speed them up by 70%, and the other is that I listen during many activities: driving, washing the dishes, going shopping, working out at the gym; they are all opportunities to listen.


Michael says: Great show!

Posted at 2018-03-06T20:33:46Z relating to the show hpr2499 which was released on 2018-03-01 by MrX entitled Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

I love the idea of tuning around and simply demonstrating what you can hear. However, I would suggest to add a bit more of commentary to make it more meaningful to those who not already know what they are listening to.

Let me add, that the morse code (CW) signal in both cases was a french station F5IN. Calling CQ DX, a general call for far away stations, in the first bit and just finishing a transmission in a contact in the second one.

When Tom, DF2BO, described his antenna set up, this left me mouth gaping. Yagis 2 elements on 80m (3.5Mhz) and 3 elements on 40m (7Mhz)! These are monsters, way beyond what any "normal" amateur will be able to put up. Just an amazing configuration, that almost makes me drool, when thinking about...
I think this is the kind of background information that makes sense to add, to put the audio in context.

Regards,
Michael


Steve says: How in the world...

Posted at 2018-03-06T15:50:20Z relating to the show hpr2500 which was released on 2018-03-02 by Ahuka entitled What's In My Podcatcher 3, from a series on Podcast recommendations

My question is, how many hours per day do you spend listening to podcasts? And are there that many hours in a day?

Thanks for the episodes. Quite the list.



Clinton Roy says: Thank you.

Posted at 2018-03-05T05:36:54Z relating to the show hpr2501 which was released on 2018-03-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

Tricky bastards...


Draco Metallium says: No more e-mails on my phone.

Posted at 2018-03-03T23:38:29Z relating to the show hpr2498 which was released on 2018-02-28 by Quvmoh entitled Life without Google

Thanks, I had not realize that I really don't need the gmail app.

Most of the time it was just annoying, I am almost always in front of a computer, so I would have find out about the new email a few seconds later. And for some reason the spell checker does not work if you updated it.

You have just freed me and my ram.


Ken Fallon says: Escape for pipe

Posted at 2018-03-03T19:38:19Z relating to the show hpr2501 which was released on 2018-03-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2018, from a series on HPR Community News

& # 1 2 4 ;

Will escape the | character !



Dave Morriss says: Quite a haul!

Posted at 2018-03-01T15:28:35Z relating to the show hpr2486 which was released on 2018-02-12 by MrX entitled Some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

I envy your finds! I didn't know there were such events in this part of the world.


clacke says: Re: that info.rkt for a node

Posted at 2018-02-28T08:32:53Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Got word from Stewart (and he's https://twitter.com/sj_mackenzie btw , and Fractalide has an account at https://twitter.com/fractalide ) that I misspoke on something: A node won't have an info.rkt, it's one fractal, one package, and nodes are pointed out internally within that package.

For more on what all this means, what a fractal is and more, look forward to my interview with Stewart whenever we get that in order.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks b-yeezi

Posted at 2018-02-27T14:13:33Z relating to the show hpr2496 which was released on 2018-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Making a Raspberry Pi inventory, from a series on Bash Scripting

I hope you find the script useful. Suggestions for improvements and enhancements are welcome!


Dave Morriss says: Enjoy!

Posted at 2018-02-27T14:10:31Z relating to the show hpr2493 which was released on 2018-02-21 by Dave Morriss entitled YouTube Subscriptions - update

I hope you enjoy some of the channels I mentioned.

You could contribute some of your own recommendations at some point. I'm sure they'd be appreciated :-)


clacke says: Re: typo

Posted at 2018-02-27T01:41:01Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Alright, I made it a comment to spare you the work of correcting the original text and then you went and did it anyway. :-)

So I'll mail you the next time.


Dave Morriss says: Re: typo

Posted at 2018-02-26T22:44:32Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

Oops, sorry I didn't notice the error when I processed your notes. I'll hand in my proof-reading badge...

I have fixed the error. Feel free to contact HPR admins via admin at hackerpublicradio.org if this sort of thing ever happens in the future.


b-yeezi says: Directly into my toolbox

Posted at 2018-02-26T16:19:42Z relating to the show hpr2496 which was released on 2018-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Making a Raspberry Pi inventory, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks Dave. I have a half dozen Pi's myself. This script will go directly into my script toolbox. Your mind is a treasure trove. Please keep digging!


clacke says: typo

Posted at 2018-02-26T01:05:36Z relating to the show hpr2507 which was released on 2018-03-13 by clacke entitled Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town

"Larger than I thought*"


MrX says: re great infos

Posted at 2018-02-25T14:36:23Z relating to the show hpr2418 which was released on 2017-11-08 by MrX entitled What's in my ham shack, part 2, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

Hi Klaatu, many thanks for the kind words, glad you found it enjoyable and sorry for taking so long to reply, I only just noticed the comment I really should check for comments more often.


Ken Fallon says: Meta

Posted at 2018-02-23T16:56:39Z relating to the show hpr2492 which was released on 2018-02-20 by MPardo entitled An Evening Subway Ride, from a series on Sound Scapes

Sitting in a train, listening to a podcast of someone in a train.


Clinton Roy says: Wow

Posted at 2018-02-23T02:38:28Z relating to the show hpr2495 which was released on 2018-02-23 by Xoke entitled 10 Years of Xoke

Congratulations! That is a milestone I can work towards.


Hipstre says: Entertained!

Posted at 2018-02-22T07:42:48Z relating to the show hpr2493 which was released on 2018-02-21 by Dave Morriss entitled YouTube Subscriptions - update

I can't wait to look into these youtube pages. So many interesting subjects. Thanks!



RWA says: hpr2492 :: An Evening Subway Ride

Posted at 2018-02-20T12:13:39Z relating to the show hpr2492 which was released on 2018-02-20 by MPardo entitled An Evening Subway Ride, from a series on Sound Scapes

I recently moved to Atlanta, GA USA and it had been years since I used the local subway. Here they call it MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. It is a combination of subways and buses. This past weekend I decided to give MARTA a try. The Toronto subway sounds just like the Atlanta subway and no I didn't fall asleep. I rode the subway for three hours and only saw one person asleep.


Windigo says: Also distractable

Posted at 2018-02-20T06:15:08Z relating to the show hpr2477 which was released on 2018-01-30 by dodddummy entitled Reading Audio Books While Distracted

Thanks for the tip! I am also very distract-able, and find myself rewinding HPR episodes constantly to catch what I just missed. I tried looping an episode (this one, in fact) and saw a real difference in what I remembered.

I was curious about the roosters, but didn't mind them too much. Perhaps just list them as a co-host next time? ;)


Windigo says: Welcome

Posted at 2018-02-20T05:40:00Z relating to the show hpr2488 which was released on 2018-02-14 by Aaressaar entitled Psychology of Love

Quite a topic for a first episode!

I enjoyed it, and look forward to your next submission. :)


Clinton Roy says: Swapping in..

Posted at 2018-02-20T00:30:09Z relating to the show hpr2492 which was released on 2018-02-20 by MPardo entitled An Evening Subway Ride, from a series on Sound Scapes

It's been many a year since I was in Canada: are these the rubber wheeled ones?


Clinton Roy says: Thank you to the admins

Posted at 2018-02-18T07:17:13Z relating to the show hpr2482 which was released on 2018-02-06 by Clinton Roy entitled lca2018: Katie McLaughlin

I would just like to publicly say thank you to the admins to fixed my mistake, in a way that will force them to read it aloud ;)


Ken Fallon says: Bin there done that. (Deliberate typo Dave)

Posted at 2018-02-15T19:18:06Z relating to the show hpr2489 which was released on 2018-02-15 by lostnbronx entitled CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

1. Yes you describe why I hate forums.
2. Why did you not record a show describing the peoblem? I know several hosts that have ffmpeg foo. We have the exact same needs for hpr itself


Clinton Roy says: How on earth did I do that? :(

Posted at 2018-02-06T00:35:08Z relating to the show hpr2482 which was released on 2018-02-06 by Clinton Roy entitled lca2018: Katie McLaughlin

I've somehow managed to upload both interviews in the one show :(

I haven't even edited the second interview yet.


lostnbronx says: Excellent Episode

Posted at 2018-02-05T22:28:53Z relating to the show hpr2478 which was released on 2018-01-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled City Of Masks - HPR_AudioBookClub, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I really enjoyed this installment of the Audiobook Club. It was great hearing from the author, who was thoughtful and articulate, explaining what sounded like complex concepts and making them clear. I'm really excited to listen to this book, spoilers notwithstanding.

Great job, guys!


dodddummy says: Chickens

Posted at 2018-02-05T10:48:22Z relating to the show hpr2477 which was released on 2018-01-30 by dodddummy entitled Reading Audio Books While Distracted

I meant to remove the roosters but forgot. In the Philippines and there are roosters everywhere.


hammerron says: a second Star Trek reference

Posted at 2018-02-05T00:22:05Z relating to the show hpr2478 which was released on 2018-01-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled City Of Masks - HPR_AudioBookClub, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

As soon as you said Star Trek, it made me think of TNG season 7, an episode called Masks . In that episode both Data and Picard wore masks and had altered roles.


timttmy says: Thanks

Posted at 2018-02-03T10:30:15Z relating to the show hpr2465 which was released on 2018-01-12 by operat0r entitled TronScript where have you been all my life!

Just wanted to say thanks to operat0r for bringing tron-script to my attention. I hate maintaining the windows boxes at work (5 windows boxes and 7 linux boxes). I have run tron-script on 3 of the machines so far and they are running a LOT quicker now including one of the win7 machines which got stuck installing updates a while back and even after hours of searching for a solution to the problem, nothing. Tron-script has resolved the issue and the machine is now up to date :)
It looks like tron-script has been around for quite some time and has remained under my radar. So thanks again for the episode and bringing it to my attention.
I wonder what other tools HPR listeners use that I or others have not heard of?


Ahuka says: I did cover it

Posted at 2018-01-31T20:04:51Z relating to the show hpr2470 which was released on 2018-01-19 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017, from a series on Health and Healthcare

The repeal of the Individual Mandate was covered in this last episode, I believe.


dodddummy says: Time to update for the elimination of the individual mandate?

Posted at 2018-01-31T07:47:17Z relating to the show hpr2470 which was released on 2018-01-19 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Does the removal of the individual mandate justify an update?


dodddummy says: Correction

Posted at 2018-01-30T04:59:35Z relating to the show hpr2477 which was released on 2018-01-30 by dodddummy entitled Reading Audio Books While Distracted

I meant to say that when I'm walking around I prefer to listen sped up not normal speed.


Frank says: This Show

Posted at 2018-01-27T03:26:22Z relating to the show hpr2475 which was released on 2018-01-26 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground -- Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll, from a series on Information Underground

Excellent discussion.

One fact I would contribute is that women throughout most of history have been treated as property. Much of what you all said about the status of women before prohibition was reflective of this. I'm old and I can remember when, in the USA, a woman could not get a loan, a mortgage, or a credit card without a male cosigner, if she could get one at all.

And, as we can see from current history, many men still view women as property, indeed, as playthings.

In addition, as a lifelong reader of Playboy (and at the risk of starting something), I must, with some trepidation, question how Playboy pictures can be conflated with pornography, unless the conflator believes that nudity is inherently pornographic, a position I do not share. I would argue that said person, at the least, has never seen a copy of Hustler. nor an image of the Venus de Milo.

Why for that matter, do you think the great masters of painting have painted so many nudes? I guarantee--as Justin Wilson used to say--it wasn't solely because of an abstract appreciation of color and form.

Once more, an excellent discussion.


Windigo says: Thanks for the update!

Posted at 2018-01-25T04:14:40Z relating to the show hpr2470 which was released on 2018-01-19 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I've enjoyed every episode of this series, and find your explanations of the concepts behind these policies invaluable.

With so much rhetoric and propaganda surrounding the healthcare debate, a factual explanation is just what I needed to hear.

Thank you so much!


dodddummy says: They won't sell.

Posted at 2018-01-24T04:01:28Z relating to the show hpr2474 which was released on 2018-01-25 by TheDUDE entitled Open Source Gaming #3 The Atari Jaguar

How did I miss this from Hasbro Interactive? Cool.

As for making a new console which will play the old cartridges, I don't think that would be economically feasible and doubt many would buy them. In my experience people who want to play on real hardware, want the actual hardware.

Perhaps this will change as more and more old systems die out. In the case of the 2600, while I lost countless hours of my youth to it, there are only a handful of 2600 games worth playing.

I don't see any major player creating such a system. Perhaps a small, expensive runs, which would make most people use emulators on machines they already have.


Ron P says: Excellent! Encore!

Posted at 2018-01-23T21:41:38Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Loved listening to this series. As someone who wishes they had more free time to get into Pathfinder/D&D/etc. (picked up the Pathfinder Beginners Box, but currently it's collecting dust bunnies) I hope this idea/series continues!



Draco Metallium says: Great show!

Posted at 2018-01-22T19:06:20Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Do you plan to continue recording more of these? I hope so!


Sundar says: Useful tool for streamlining screencapture

Posted at 2018-01-16T09:41:51Z relating to the show hpr2466 which was released on 2018-01-15 by Xoke entitled ShareX is awesome

This sounds like one those long-tail tools that you never knew how much you needed, until you came across them. I have a few like that (and that's one of the topics I have in my 'one day when I make a HPR recording' ideas), ShareX might go in that list if it works on my potato of a laptop.

(But making an informative, quality podcast episode doesn't excuse your proud mispronunciation of 'gif', Xoke. Please repent by sharing ten gifs of adorable kittens/puppies online.)


Ahuka says: At long last!

Posted at 2018-01-13T23:11:11Z relating to the show hpr2462 which was released on 2018-01-09 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled AudioBookClub-14-Triplanetary-(First-in-the-Lensman-Series), from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I am a fanatic about the Lensman series. In fact, my e-mail address comes from that series.


Klaatu says: @busybusy

Posted at 2018-01-13T03:00:27Z relating to the show hpr2422 which was released on 2017-11-14 by klaatu entitled Kickstarter Post Mortem, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Yes, maybe I should have provided an easy-to-download temporary version of the game, plus the full rules. Thanks for the idea. If I try again, maybe that's something I'll try.


Klaatu says: @jimzat

Posted at 2018-01-13T02:49:36Z relating to the show hpr2461 which was released on 2018-01-08 by klaatu entitled Gitolite, from a series on Version Control

Qapla'!


Klaatu says: Another brilliant episode.

Posted at 2018-01-12T05:54:41Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

The last time I heard an audio performance this good was at the Yes concert in Denver. Sadly, the band couldn't make it but the opening act was pretty great.


jimzat says: gitolite and HPR2446

Posted at 2018-01-11T16:03:28Z relating to the show hpr2461 which was released on 2018-01-08 by klaatu entitled Gitolite, from a series on Version Control

Thank you for these two episodes (2446 & 2461)!

I have been using git at work for over 5-1/2 years on two desktops and one laptop (1 Windows XP and 2 Linux) using ssh keys that I have manually put in place on the various machines.

I currently have over 60 unique repositories of which some are customer configuration specific and some are globally common.

At this point in time, I need to allow access for other developers to "my" repos. It took me around a day to implement the method explained in episode 2446 and less than a couple of hours to replace that with using gitolite! Managing the keys and wildcard repos within gitolite is so much easier than the manual requirements of the method from episode 2446.


folky says: Orgzly

Posted at 2018-01-10T14:56:40Z relating to the show hpr2449 which was released on 2017-12-21 by Brian in Ohio entitled Org-mode mobile solution

I also had problems with MobileOrg, but found another solution. I have an owncloud instance where my orgmode directory is mirrored. On the android device I have installed the owncloud client-app and orgzly. Orgzly is syncing to the local owncloud org directory and the owncloud client is then syncing with the server. It sound harder than it is in RL.


Klaatu says: Re: yum whatprovides?

Posted at 2018-01-08T21:45:54Z relating to the show hpr2435 which was released on 2017-12-01 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 102

I somehow missed this comment until the monthly show read it aloud.

Agreed, Frank. yum (and dnf, now) really is a great interface to packages. I have found zypper in openSUSE to be pretty neat, too.


Rutiger of the Alien Brothers Podcast says: Hi Brian from Ohio

Posted at 2018-01-08T20:21:55Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

-r

Hi Brian -

Thanks for your feedback!

As far as I know, we’re not being or striving to be anything funnier or smarter or longer or Kickstarter-supported than being the Alien Brothers Podcast hosted on Hacker Public Radio, at their consider help, support and bandwidth/space largess.

Our over-used phrased is this is the Alien Brothers Podcast, and not some other one.

If we’re “terrible”, we invite a lucid critique because, I mean, we already know we’re terrible. It’s the Alien Brothers Podcast. I can only assume by your use of that single word you mean “tremendous” as in “Oz the Great and Terrible”.

Casper and I have had conversations acknowledging our segments are too long.

Keep coming back! -r
[1] although I believe length is important is certain contexts, but I know Casper and I are conscious of the fact our submissions are almost certainly too long


Ken Fallon says: HPR has no length restriction

Posted at 2018-01-08T12:55:08Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

From the about page "There is no restriction on how long the show can be.."

We have had 71 shows longer than one with the longest running 02:36:58.


Brian in Ohio says: alien brothers podcast

Posted at 2018-01-06T22:17:59Z relating to the show hpr2460 which was released on 2018-01-05 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire

Ok I gave it a try and listened to the complete 3rd episode of alien brothers and I think this series of podcasts is terrible. If these guys are trying to be funny, they aren't. If they are trying to be smart, they are not. If this is a kick starter like attempt to gage the market for a podcast i think that's a poor use of hacker public radio. Please put these shows in the emergency queue so when we start hearing them we'll know the end is near.



Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this Joey

Posted at 2018-01-04T17:20:53Z relating to the show hpr2459 which was released on 2018-01-04 by Joey Hess entitled free software's long tail

I was surprised and very happy that my episode about pdmenu resulted in you becoming an HPR contributor. I hope you feel motivated to contribute more!

It was a great episode. Also, as a Perl enthusiast I'm delighted to hear that's where pdmenu originated :-)


dodddummy says: My new favorite episode

Posted at 2018-01-04T15:31:47Z relating to the show hpr2459 which was released on 2018-01-04 by Joey Hess entitled free software's long tail

If this episode doesn't warm your heart, you don't have one.


Dave Morriss says: Learning to solder at school

Posted at 2018-01-03T22:07:42Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I just realised I still have a little metal scoop I made at school. It was made from what I think is tin plated sheet steel bent in a box bender with tabs that had to be soldered. Getting those tabs properly aligned and soldered was a challenge and there are some *wide* gaps where the solder just didn't bridge them.

It wasn't a show-stopper, because I remember learning to braze some tools for the fireplace later and making tyre levers at the forge. Fun times :-)


ClaudioM says: Fantastic "Audio Drama" version of i0!

Posted at 2018-01-03T14:31:50Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

A wonderful conclusion to this excellent series of RPG episodes! Looking forward to more of these. Kudos to all involved, including those who contributed the sound effects provided by Klaatu.

Klaatu: the moral of this story is that you can never please Ken Fallon. :-p


Casper says: Delivery and Content

Posted at 2018-01-03T00:02:43Z relating to the show hpr2454 which was released on 2017-12-28 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E02 - Strictly Hacking

Thank you for the feedback.

We are committed to doing better work in the years ahead. We do not want to hijack the community, only provide content and contribute to the community to keep it moving along.

We are working to cross-collaborate with other members of the HPR community to better tune our delivery.


Frank says: SSH

Posted at 2018-01-02T17:34:03Z relating to the show hpr2435 which was released on 2017-12-01 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 102

This is the best description of ssh public/private keys that I have encountered.


dodddummy says: One more use case and a generalization

Posted at 2018-01-02T07:13:46Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

At about the same time I created this episode, I got a monitor from AOC. You can access the settings menu via 3 physical buttons on the from of the right bezel. The problem is they are those buttons you can't really feel. There are labels on them but those labels are hard to feel, too.

This resulted in numerous failed attempts to make needed adjustments. Frustrated me enough I've used one monitor for the past couple of weeks.

Today I finally got around to solve this problem. At first I put the monitor on it's back so I could get a good look see. With good lighting I was able to see the buttons clearly and make the necessary adjustments and have dual monitors again. Hooray!

In on of the most epic DUH! moments, I thought ot this episode and added landmarks to those buttons. So far so good.

Generalization:
If you have something that would benefit from tactile landmarks, superglue might be the answer.


Frank says: U. S. College Course Numbering

Posted at 2018-01-01T18:08:55Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Regarding "101," 102," etc.

It is common, but by no means universal that U. S. colleges use this means of numbering courses. Generally, 100 refers to Freshman (first year) courses; 200 to Sophomore (second-year) level courses, up to 400 and above for advanced or graduate-level courses. Generally, the more advanced the course, the more narrow and in-depth its focus.

"101" is usually a basic intro course, "102" the next intro course, and so on. A first semester U. S. History course would be History 101 (say, colonization to Civil War); the following second semester course would be History 102 (say, Civil War to Present). (As an aside, judging by what's happening domestically in my country, I have concluded that those courses are no longer taught, but that's another matter). History 412, just to pick a random topic, might be an exhaustive dive into the Early Federal period (roughly 1790-1832).

Again, this is not a universal system, jut a very common, perhaps the most common system.

I do not know the origins of this system.

Here's a more detailed article from Cal State--Northridge: https://catalog.csun.edu/policies/course-numbering-system/


Mike Ray says: Soldering

Posted at 2018-01-01T12:48:06Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I also learned to solder at school with the thing we're talking about thrust into the heap of clinkers heated with a gas torch.

The first thing the metal work teacher got us to make was a tin-plate tray. This involved cutting a V out of each corner of a square of tin-plate, folding it up slightly and running solder into the mating of the edges to make the tray.

Unfortunately, I never managed to cut the Vs accurately, and ended up trying to solder across a gap after bemnding the cut outs back and forth to break them.

After about six months the other kids were making hasps and staples, or paint scrapers, milling stuff on the milling machine, and I was still trying to get solder to bridge a one millimetre gap :-)


Dave Morriss says: Soldering Iron

Posted at 2018-01-01T11:38:15Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Mike,

I bought myself the solder station Ken was mentioning having seen it on Big Clive's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtM5z2gkrGRuWd0JQMx76qA). I recommended it to Ken and he also bought one.

The link I sent him was: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Electronic-Soldering-Station-Temperature/dp/B00KBPN1ZU

I also bought a few extra handles and a load of spare tips, which I found on eBay. I can send you eBay links by email if you want, but they may not be current any more.

Thinking of the big lump of copper on the end of a rod, that's what I learnt to solder with at school. We used a gas heating unit, so we'd advanced a bit from the hot coals :-)


Mike Ray says: Soldering Iron

Posted at 2018-01-01T08:29:50Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

My ears pricked up when Ken was extolling the virtues of a 25 dollar temperature controlled soldering iron. Somehow I have missed that recommendation, if it was ever aired.

What is the make and model of the iron?

I hear a loud cry of 'why does a blind man want a soldering iron?' from the land of clogs and windmills...

I do solder occasionally, especially things like PL259 coax plugs, and even components into vero board. But more recently I have decided my fingertips are too valuable to me for me to risk them, and anyway the plastic surgery bills were eroding my beer fund.

But, I regularly take stuff to the local Linux User Group, where my good friend Tony Wood, AKA 'soldering slave' solders stuff for me under my guidance.

Unfortunately Tony's soldering iron is only one step short of being a big lump of copper on the end of a steel rod which he plunges into hot coals before bringing it to bear on the legs of a surface mount AVR micro-controller.

I have been thinking of getting a temp controlled iron I can stuff in my rucksack and lug to the LUG (see what I did there?)


Mike Ray says: Work load

Posted at 2018-01-01T08:23:26Z relating to the show hpr2456 which was released on 2018-01-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I sort of drifted off a bit during the talk about how to embed show notes and other stuff in video, so I may be a bit off track here.

But I caught sentences that included talk of oscilloscope traces of the frequency distribution of the host and other stuff, like the HPR logo etc.

This made me think of a mantra I have always used in my professional life, and that is, don't promise to, or start to, provide something periodically on a regular basis that you are likely to regret.

I don't know about how other people consume HPR, but I typically do it in bed with my iPhone. Typically, if the show contains stuff I need to look at, like Dave's shows about bash, I will go to the site the next day and copy and paste stuff from Dave's notes into a markdown file which I then file away on my RAID system.

Some shows I delete just given the subject without even listening, typically anything which looks like a 'how I make coffee' or 'how I make a glass of water'. Other shows I listen to right through without any hesitation because of the reputation, in my own mind, of the quality of the hosts past shows.

But, on to my point...I would not recommend you make a rod for your own back by promising stuff like video embedded show notes, oscilloscope traces or any other stuff that is incresing your work load further than before.

Maybe I'm biased here by the fact that video is pointless for me because I can't see. And I have to admit to being scared that the next step will be to ONLY have the show notes embedded in a video, and then I'm sorry but I will have to shoot you.


Dave Morriss says: Added forgotten link

Posted at 2017-12-30T15:00:45Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Hi Klaatu,

I forgot to tell you that I added the link you mentioned to the notes. I also updated the show notes on archive.org to include them.

For future reference you can let us know about any changes you need to be made to the notes by email to admin at hackerpublicradio.org. Since we don't propagate comments to archive.org (well, not yet anyway) changing the notes and propagating those gets any changes to the wider audience.


busybusy says: A Different Time

Posted at 2017-12-29T23:23:16Z relating to the show hpr2417 which was released on 2017-11-07 by JWP entitled Transmeta Crusoe - Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient) - Trouble Shooting and Debian 9 Install

You brought back a lot of old memories when you mentioned Transmeta. I thought it was a unique potential game changer in the CPU market but it no push to be able to really break into the monolithic market forces of the time. Bummer!

Thanks for sharing your find, the story, and that it still works!! ;)


busybusy says: Kickstarter Revisited

Posted at 2017-12-29T23:00:07Z relating to the show hpr2422 which was released on 2017-11-14 by klaatu entitled Kickstarter Post Mortem, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I noticed that you mentioned that you are not a sales man and described a person you knew that was great a creating hype about a produce which may go against your personality. But I would say that to get best results from other people's stories about any Kickstarter like service, is to to have a prototype ready to go. It shows that you have something besides an idea and some direction which is why you need the money to bring it into production. I don't like selling either but if you believe in the game idea, had a prototype (rules, card layouts, etc.), then the IDEA will sell itself. People will see value in the what you are trying to achieve thus you are not selling anything but creating something people WANT to bring to fruition because it intrigues them as much as you.

I just wanted bring another perspective.
"Ideas sell themselves because people see value in it."


Dave Morriss says: Re: BASH_REMATCH

Posted at 2017-12-29T16:39:39Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

Great suggestion.

On my list of future Bash topics I have Regular Expressions, quite near the top. That episode would include BASH_REMATCH of course.

I have mentioned one or two of the other Bash variables in passing such as FUNCNAME , but there are many more.

Thanks for the feedback.

By the way, with our new comment system we strip HTML but take measures to try to ensure all other ASCII characters pass through unhindered. So dollar signs ($) shouldn't be a problem.


Mike Ray says: BASH_REMATCH

Posted at 2017-12-29T16:03:41Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

How about some shows about the various built-in variables? I have made use of BASH_REMATCH (dollar sign excluded because I assume it might break something), but I assume there are more I have missed.



Trucker Rich says: Delivery and Content

Posted at 2017-12-28T20:15:53Z relating to the show hpr2454 which was released on 2017-12-28 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E02 - Strictly Hacking

The two of you came across as arrogant and I feel like you tried to hijack the HPR audience. I am not "your listener". I am a regular listener of HPR and it is pretty apparent that neither of you have listened for any length of time. If you had then you would have heard klaatu a hundred times or more. You would understand what is meant by "open source" and "free software" for this community. You would have realized that most of the hosts are just as "f****** smart" or smarter than you claim to be.
That being said, I did appreciate some of the topics that you touched upon. You could do a whole show on the Bally Astrocade instead of a just a brief diversion. The Huawei background and info could be another show.
Anyway, thanks for contributing.


Klaatu says: shownotes

Posted at 2017-12-27T21:56:08Z relating to the show hpr2447 which was released on 2017-12-19 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 104 OpenVPN Server

I do intend to write some notes on this topic. I have no useful links; this episode exists because I can't find a howto online that's any good; they all presume the reader is familiar with how a certificate infrastructure works, or they assume the reader knows all about network routing, and so on. So for now, the audio version of the shownotes are embedded in the ogg file. Eventually, I'll write something up. Ideally, I'll write down the entire server series!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Ron

Posted at 2017-12-24T23:10:52Z relating to the show hpr2438 which was released on 2017-12-06 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 8, from a series on Learning Awk

I'm glad you found something of interest in the episode.

This is really a Unix thing. The echo command writes to STDOUT by default, and Awk reads from STDIN unless you tell it otherwise, so joining the two like that in a pipeline (as it's called) achieves a useful result very simply.


Ron Strelecki says: AWK part 8

Posted at 2017-12-23T03:39:52Z relating to the show hpr2438 which was released on 2017-12-06 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 8, from a series on Learning Awk

It is strange what people pick up on in a tutorial. For instance, I'd never run a program using: echo nn | ./program.awk ... It's a very handy little construction. I even popped the divisor program into my bin and named it "isprime" so I can just ask "echo 913 | isprime"? and get an answer.

It's often the little off the cuff details that catch attention. Thanks!


Ken Fallon says: Details

Posted at 2017-12-21T19:32:53Z relating to the show hpr2447 which was released on 2017-12-19 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 104 OpenVPN Server

Do you have links or other notes ?


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Mike

Posted at 2017-12-21T19:04:13Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad these are turning out to be useful.

I have always been fascinated by what I guess can be called 'command languages'. I have worked with the GEORGE operating system that had a fairly basic one, and VMS, which which had DCL (Digital Command Language), which grew to be fairly sophisticated during my time using it. However, in comparison, I find Bash to be considerably more sophisticated. Still not a true language with features like those you describe, but nevertheless worth working with I think.

It's this that motivates me to describe what can be done with Bash, and I amuse myself trying to do things that stretch my imagination a bit :-)

Dave


Mike Ray says: Bash shows

Posted at 2017-12-21T12:55:18Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

Keep it coming Dave.

I do a lot of bash programming, mostly because I work on the assumption that if I need to type the same complex command-line more than twice it should be a script, to cut down on typing, trying to remember stuff, and to cut down on errors.

I don't enjoy bash programming very much. Mostly because I hate not being able to use normal language constructs like:

result = function(argumments)

So the more tips and ideas from anybody else who faces the same questions the better


Tony Hughes says: Reply to Shawn

Posted at 2017-12-21T12:52:43Z relating to the show hpr2442 which was released on 2017-12-12 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled The sound of Woodbrook Quaker Study centre in the Spring, from a series on Sound Scapes

Thanks for the comment, I'm glad you found it helpful in your studying. Linux Books can be quite dry and daunting with all the unfamiliar language when your first starting but worth persevering with.

You don’t need any special skills to record a show, just a digital audio recorder or PC, Phone, Tablet etc, and the ability to send that audio file to HPR via the net. All the rest can be taken care of by the wonderful team of volunteers who do such a great job with little recognition.

As Ken and Dave often say, you now owe us a show, LoL.


Ken Fallon says: All set but ....

Posted at 2017-12-20T18:52:52Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Got the kit but it has surface mount components - PANIC.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Shawn

Posted at 2017-12-20T17:12:26Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

I'm glad you found it interesting, and hope this series proves to be useful to you. I plan to do more shows on Bash functions and Bash features in general in the future.

Dave


STLShawn says: Peaceful

Posted at 2017-12-20T14:50:47Z relating to the show hpr2442 which was released on 2017-12-12 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled The sound of Woodbrook Quaker Study centre in the Spring, from a series on Sound Scapes

I ha e a habit of studying in a back room of my house with only the hum of a fan or some music in the background. I enjoyed putting this on and looping it while trying to trudge through a very dry book on learning Linux.

That reminds me, I should do an episode on more mature adults seeking their first degree. Maybe. I don’t know. I’ve never done anything like an audio recording,,,, but I had never attended a community college before last year either.


STLShawn says: Would love dog training

Posted at 2017-12-20T14:43:22Z relating to the show hpr2452 which was released on 2017-12-26 by David Whitman entitled Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project

I would love a show on retriever training! That would be so interesting. I think diversity is needed a bit. I mean, people are submitting great and wonderful tech, gaming, and discussion shows, but some rather odd the wall stuff would be wonderful.


STLShawn says: Fascinating

Posted at 2017-12-20T14:34:37Z relating to the show hpr2448 which was released on 2017-12-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 3, from a series on Bash Scripting

I have worked with DOS and windows for twenty five years now. My only nix experience was with phone systems and hotel systems with which I administered through step by step procedures. I am now starting to learn a bit more command line Linux as I have started playing with raspberry pi computers and switched a couple of laptops to Xubuntu and Mint XFCE.
As you probably guessed, a lot of the show went over my head, but it is fascinating to hear the possibilities for automation that are available if I could learn more of Bash commands. This series has been very helpful to me in developing a desire to learn more and find things that I could try to automate.
Thank you very much for your hard work.
Shawn


Ken Fallon says: Wasting shows

Posted at 2017-12-20T08:35:38Z relating to the show hpr2455 which was released on 2017-12-29 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Part 5, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

You could have split this into two shows !


Ken Fallon says: retriever dog training

Posted at 2017-12-19T20:52:05Z relating to the show hpr2452 which was released on 2017-12-26 by David Whitman entitled Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project

Seriously ?

"I don't think anyone on HPR would be interested in retriever dog training - I guess we won't be doing a show about that ?"

Words fail me.

Ken.

Happy Birthday !!


Ron Strelecki says: GNU Awk, part four

Posted at 2017-12-18T15:21:42Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

I think if you put what you suggested in the notes (that inside a print statement, Awk interprets a comma as OFS) that would be perfect! When learning any language, context variation is a consistent bugaboo. Wait, why does a semi-colon mean one thing here, and something else entirely there? So doing it deliberately, and then pointing it out is definitely beneficial, and points out the internal workings of the language.


rtsn says: good stuff

Posted at 2017-12-17T20:58:25Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Just wanted to say thanks for this, I really enjoyed the episode and some of the music. I find it kind of hard to find new music so this was pretty great!


Jon KUlp says: Insomnia

Posted at 2017-12-15T22:58:43Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Whew, thanks, Bill! I still have trouble sleeping but at least it's not b/c of that motherboard. ;)


Frank says: Well Done

Posted at 2017-12-15T20:31:35Z relating to the show hpr2445 which was released on 2017-12-15 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Backwards Capitalism, from a series on Information Underground

A fascinating and timely discussion.


b-yeezi says: Need to give this a try

Posted at 2017-12-13T16:09:29Z relating to the show hpr2443 which was released on 2017-12-13 by Dave Morriss entitled pdmenu

Great show, as always. I have a few command line access and programs I've written using yad that would be great to group together in a menu. I'll check out pdmenu for this. Thanks.


NYbill says: Its alive!

Posted at 2017-12-12T20:40:59Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Well, its been a long time. But, I thought I'd just pop in here to give a little closure. The motherboard sat on a shelf here for months. I realized I probably would never use it.

So, I brought the motherboard/CPU to our LUG and gave it to a buddy, Rusty1.

Today I get this message:

https://imgur.com/PXHmClW

So there you go, the cap repair worked! Jon can stop staying up nights wondering. ;)


Ken Fallon says: Re: Audio

Posted at 2017-12-11T15:49:16Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

Hi ZZ,

I had a listen to this show again, and the content came through loud and clear. Sure there were some artifacts in this show, but if you listen to other shows from b-yeezi, you'll see that this is not typical of his setup.

We all have a "bad audio day" but I would prefer to get shows that are imperfect, over not getting perfect shows. "Our golden rule is Any audio is better than no audio."

Thanks for listening, and taking the time to comment. We are always interested in hearing from our listeners. Perhaps you could do a show and tell us your tech story, or any other story you like "as long as it's of interest to hackers".

Ken.


x1101 says: Moving follow up to comments

Posted at 2017-12-11T13:11:47Z relating to the show hpr2441 which was released on 2017-12-11 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 103

Klaatu, I'm moving my comments to the comment thread, so other people can see/respond as well.

Thank you for your continued efforts in demystifying our mystic arts. I feel like this set will be a good resource for on boarding folks interested in going from "I use Linux" to "I manage Linux Servers".


ZZ says: GNU Awk part 5

Posted at 2017-12-11T10:43:02Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

PLEASE do something about your sound quality. It is just painful to listen to constant pops, clicks, squeaks, booms... etc...


cobra2 says: coffee

Posted at 2017-12-11T08:39:41Z relating to the show hpr2440 which was released on 2017-12-08 by cobra2 entitled How to save bad beans or the French press, from a series on Coffee

Enjoy that cup! I, myself, am steeping some coffee as I write this on a tiny screen mere feet away from a real keyboard...

I've found over the years that once you move to a French press, its really hard to go back to a drip coffee maker. I never had the stomach for 'diner' coffee. And in all fairness, I never appreciated coffee until leaving the deep south for the great white north. Mostly due to EVERYTHING being bad coffee.


Klaatu says: coffee

Posted at 2017-12-11T02:28:01Z relating to the show hpr2440 which was released on 2017-12-08 by cobra2 entitled How to save bad beans or the French press, from a series on Coffee

I have to admit, most coffee I come across here in NZ is so amazingly good that there's a part of me that misses the really bad coffee of me youth: drip coffee that's been sitting on the burner for 2 hours, or the percolated coffee that's steeped in itself for 45 minutes, the bad petrol station coffee that you have to dump all kinds of flavour into so you can manage to drink it.

The plunger does make a big difference, though. I

For the record, I do *not* use a plastic plunger. I found a nice all-metal one, and it's super durable and really good.

Off to go make some coffee.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Ron

Posted at 2017-12-10T12:52:13Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

Thanks for the comment.

When I wrote this example it never occurred to me that it could be confusing, but now you point it out, yes it is. I think I was keen to show that -F on the command line is the variable FS in the script, and having just shown an example of -F "," just continued to use it!

I was also keen to make it clear that the comma in a print statement is where Awk puts the contents of OFS, so I guess I lost sight of the example a little in my enthusiasm :-)

I will consider modifying these notes in the light of your suggestion.


Ron Strelecki says: GNU AWK, part four

Posted at 2017-12-09T17:17:19Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

Love the episode, and the series.

I think that in your hello world example that demonstrates the FS built-in variable, the character used should not be a comma, but rather something distinct like a pipe (or some other character that does not have a different context in language). I understand that typically FS will be switched to a comma, if anything, but as the print statement uses a comma for a different function, it can be confusing.

$ awk -F "," 'BEGIN{print "FS is",FS}'
FS is ,

$ awk -F "|" 'BEGIN{print "FS is",FS}'
FS is |


Klaatu says: Free guide

Posted at 2017-12-08T22:26:54Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Jrullo, I'm not sure which free guide we were talking about, but there are two that come to mind:

1. A voucher for a free copy of Pathfinder rules, which I was offering as a special HPR promotion. As of this writing, I've given them all out, so the giveaway is over! All is not lost, however...

2. Pathfinder is published under the Open Gaming License, so the rules are online for free. The official reference document for Pathfinder is here:

http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/

There's another one, which has a different interface and integrates more third party stuff, here:

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/

Note:
If anyone reading this comment is brand new to RPG, though, I do highly recommend a Beginner set for either D&D or Pathfinder, because the beginner sets make character creation really easy, and they use a reduced set of rules, and just generally help you ease in. You should be able to find a beginner box at your local game store or at an online book seller. It's worth it, I promise.


jrullo says: Is there a link for the free guide you mentioned.

Posted at 2017-12-05T22:42:25Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I was listening to the show and you talked about a free guide. I was expecting a link in the notes. Where would I find that, it sounds useful.


0xf10e says: yum whatprovides?

Posted at 2017-12-05T08:49:41Z relating to the show hpr2435 which was released on 2017-12-01 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 102

Hi Klaatu,

what's more bothersome about `sudo yum whatprovides *bin/semanage` than searching for all the SELinux packages and installing them to maybe get the right tool installed?
That's a feature a _really_ like about yum. And no need to jump through hoops like installing `apt-file` and updating its database necessary.


Ken Fallon says: Ignore him

Posted at 2017-12-05T08:02:35Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Keep sending in loads of shows !


Ken Fallon says: Noooooooo

Posted at 2017-12-05T08:02:05Z relating to the show hpr2437 which was released on 2017-12-05 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero Play-through Part 3, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

What the bananas ???

Not again with the 'let's stop there'

This is hpr "there is no limit on how long a show can be ..."



Gumnos says: Netbooks and lightweight OSes

Posted at 2017-12-03T04:09:44Z relating to the show hpr2420 which was released on 2017-11-10 by Beeza entitled Netbooks - Keeping an old friend alive

I've got a couple netbooks and have found that the BSDs (particularly OpenBSD, but also FreeBSD & NetBSD) run quite nicely on them. I also run Debian Stable on one and it's a pretty uneventful experience.


Zen_Floater2 says: Benevolent Dictator of the Magical Forrest

Posted at 2017-12-02T02:21:33Z relating to the show hpr2431 which was released on 2017-11-27 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Local Control, from a series on Information Underground

I was amused at the Debian comment about not being transparent.
I will accept that. I don't use Debian anymore since Crunch Bang has ended but,,,,
Debian is a community run distro. So is FreeBSD. So is NetBSD.
So is Gentoo. So is Void Linux and Arch Linux.
But of the non-transparent distributions such as OpenBSD which is run by a Benevolent Dictator known as Theo,,, OR Slackware which is run by the Benevolent Dictator known as Patrick,,,,, they too make really solid distro's which a great many people love.
But as an aged old man, it does make me smile at the comments of our FOSS Youth who, complain they simply don't like non-transparent governments yet, they stand by their monarch derived OS's. Not that I'm complaining that your human....


Tony Hughes says: Reply to RWA re App performance

Posted at 2017-12-01T08:23:49Z relating to the show hpr2432 which was released on 2017-11-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Living with the Nokia 6 – an update to HPR 2405, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I've been using the phone now for over 2 months and the performance is better than the old Oneplus1 all the apps I use are snappy and responsive with no lag that I can detect. I can't compare to any other phone as I've not used anything else during this time, and I am not a mobile gamer (or any type off, for fact) so can not say what game performance is like on the phone but I think it stands up to most mid range devices well. If it hadn't been for the 4G issue I would probably have stuck with the Oneplus1 and just flashed it and saved myself the £200m but I'm happy and my wife will get an upgrade to her Nexus 4 at some stage.


RWA says: Nokia 6 Update

Posted at 2017-11-30T19:01:35Z relating to the show hpr2432 which was released on 2017-11-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Living with the Nokia 6 – an update to HPR 2405, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I was wondering how the Snapdragon 430 processor it is doing with the apps you run. The Nokia 6 interested me when it first appeared but I had concerns about the 430 processor. Everything else was a major plus for me - screen size, fingerprint scanner, NFC & metal build.

Any comments, especially compared to other mid-tier phones like the Moto G5S Plus.


Frank says: Best title ever!

Posted at 2017-11-30T18:42:52Z relating to the show hpr2433 which was released on 2017-11-29 by Ken Fallon entitled You were right, I was wrong

See above


Dave Morriss says: Cheers Tony

Posted at 2017-11-30T16:12:31Z relating to the show hpr2432 which was released on 2017-11-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Living with the Nokia 6 – an update to HPR 2405, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Thanks for the clarification. I'm also on giffgaff but wasn't aware of the 4G issue and the OnePlus 1. I scarcely use my phone and am currently using a fraction of the data I pay for each month, so I don't see this being a problem!



silver says: Alternate web server.

Posted at 2017-11-27T00:27:53Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

Nginx is a great alternative to apache web server.


cobra2 says: shownotes

Posted at 2017-11-25T13:57:49Z relating to the show hpr406 which was released on 2009-07-21 by klaatu entitled Moonshine, from a series on Interviews

the reference to unixporn[dot]com needs to be updated to unixporn[dot]pro.

We have lost the original domain and it now links to NSFW content.


Zen_Floater2 says: OpenBSD user

Posted at 2017-11-24T22:53:25Z relating to the show hpr2427 which was released on 2017-11-21 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 101

I've been running servers since before you were born,,, 1975.
And I am enjoying this series. It's good to have a series on these taboo things you know...


0xf10e says: Solaris?

Posted at 2017-11-23T09:09:44Z relating to the show hpr2427 which was released on 2017-11-21 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 101

Nice start, Klaatu! I'll make sure to point
junior sysadmins to this series!

So was the third option, which isn't really around anymore, Solaris? ^^
Because the OpenSolaris fork illumos is in fact, 6 years after Bryan Cantrill's "Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos" USENIX talk[0], still around. It's the base for distributions like Joyent's SmartOS and the database appliance Delphix ;)
And upstream for OpenZFS, too!

[0]: https://youtu.be/-zRN7XLCRhc


Shane Shennan says: Thanks! I made a connection!

Posted at 2017-11-22T15:34:38Z relating to the show hpr2427 which was released on 2017-11-21 by klaatu entitled Server Basics 101

This is so silly, but I had not recently realized the aptness of the terms server and client. You explained so clearly that a server computer serves a _client_ computer. Thank you!


Klaatu says: Re: This was really interesting

Posted at 2017-11-21T07:37:38Z relating to the show hpr2425 which was released on 2017-11-17 by klaatu entitled Intro to XSL

Glad you enjoyed in! I just can't wait for your LaTeX episode!


lostnbronx says: It Must Be Me

Posted at 2017-11-20T18:29:08Z relating to the show hpr2423 which was released on 2017-11-15 by TheDUDE entitled Open Source Gaming #2: Oolite

I must only be running junkers. I've never owned a machine that could play games like this. I'd like to try it someday, when I join the 21st Century gaming world.


Dave Morriss says: This was really interesting

Posted at 2017-11-19T22:49:47Z relating to the show hpr2425 which was released on 2017-11-17 by klaatu entitled Intro to XSL

I enjoyed this a lot. It was very clearly explained and the example was helpful.

I tried to understand XSL back in 2012 when writing Bash scripts to let me download music from Magnatune. They held their catalogue in XML at that time (now it's in a SQLite database) and I used xsltproc and XSL to extract stuff. I didn't find any very clear explanations of what could be done in XSL at that time, though I winged it by copying examples and using trial and error.

Your links seem to fill in many of the gaps in my understanding, so thanks for them too.

Dave


ClaudioM says: Wonderful Intro to RPGs!

Posted at 2017-11-16T13:38:00Z relating to the show hpr2424 which was released on 2017-11-16 by klaatu entitled Interface Zero RPG Play, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Loved listening to this episode! My sons and I want to start playing a tabletop RPG like D&D but we weren't sure of how the game play would be like (my eldest and I have our characters created already which was fun to develop so that gives us a head start). Since I've never played anything like this but have always had an interest, I had no idea how it would play on. Even though the type of RPG was different in this episode (yet enjoyable enough for me to want to try Interface Zero as well), it made everything much clearer. This felt almost like playing a text adventure game on the computer (even though it *is* exactly that minus the computer). Lots of fun to listen to as a spectator as well! Thanks for the episode and I look forward to more like this.


lostnbronx says: Popular Kids

Posted at 2017-11-16T07:50:29Z relating to the show hpr2421 which was released on 2017-11-13 by lostnbronx entitled Project Interest

Merit will always be secondary to charisma when it comes to the success of projects and individuals. Routinely, people in professional environments that have no business being where they are, and who can't even do their jobs correctly, continue to move upward.

It's the nature of attraction. The cult of personality, when the media is involved -- and media is involved in everyone's lives now, to some extent.

I don't think there's a solution, except to seduce or blackmail the popular kids over to your side.


Klaatu says: great infos

Posted at 2017-11-15T18:35:00Z relating to the show hpr2418 which was released on 2017-11-08 by MrX entitled What's in my ham shack, part 2, from a series on HAM radio, QSK

This is exactly the kind of nuts-and-bolts information I've been looking for in a HAM-related episode. Thanks!


Klaatu says: shows like these

Posted at 2017-11-15T18:33:55Z relating to the show hpr2419 which was released on 2017-11-09 by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP) entitled Alien Brothers Podcast S1E01 - Introduction

It's episodes like this one that make me want to quit podcasting, because I'll never reach this level of greatness. It's so disjointed and natural that you think it couldn't possibly have been planned, but it's so coherent and persistent that there's no way it couldn't have been scripted.

The characters in it have mysterious backstories ("you saved my life, Casper"), they cut to empty commercial breaks, they come up with the name for the series in the episode itself, they talk about how they'll talk about movies but then barely talk about movies, they talk about video games but can't decide on how to categorize them, the hosts barely even know one another's handles. AND YET THEY PULL THROUGH. It's gripping and triumphant.

This is some amazing avant garde audio. Well done, Alien Brothers. Well done.


Klaatu says: attention

Posted at 2017-11-15T18:24:33Z relating to the show hpr2421 which was released on 2017-11-13 by lostnbronx entitled Project Interest

There are two types of people in the world: those who are attention-getters, and those who are not.

The right combination of an obnoxious, over-excited, supremely-networked attention-getter plus [any given project] results in *zeitgeist*. Whether that zeitgeist is justified does not enter the equation.

Zeitgeist procreates; the more people stricken with it, the more it builds in volume and size. The more it grows, the more people get stricken by it.

What I'm saying is that you need a Popular Kid to champion your cause.

The problem is, you hate popular kids, and popular kids probably don't know you exist.

(And by "you", I mean "me")


Klaatu says: cool discoveries

Posted at 2017-11-15T18:12:29Z relating to the show hpr2423 which was released on 2017-11-15 by TheDUDE entitled Open Source Gaming #2: Oolite

After a while, one begins to think one has heard of all the open source games out there, but obviously that's silly. Still, one runs out of places to look for new games -- until someone like you bring them to light. So thanks!


dodddummy says: ctrl vs fn keys

Posted at 2017-11-14T01:13:28Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

In the #oggcasplanet IRC channel in freenode, Klaatu mentioned a use for this that more people might have. I had it myself and didn't consider using this.

That use is to distinguish between the left ctrl and fn keys on laptops. For example ctrl is usually in the bottom left most position on HP laptops, whereas those two keys are reversed on Lenovos.

I've used this method to mark the ctrl on both. For what it's worth, I decided to use 3 dots of super glue in a horizontal line on the key because sometimes my finger hits that key in different places.

Chose to mark the ctrl instead of the fn key because the ctrl is the one i need to use most often and the ctrl key is not in the same position relative to the fn key on different keyboards.


Ken Fallon says: Did a correction show

Posted at 2017-11-10T16:56:25Z relating to the show hpr2416 which was released on 2017-11-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

hpr2433 :: You were right, I was wrong


dodddummy says: Would love to hear you on librivox

Posted at 2017-11-10T06:17:38Z relating to the show hpr2420 which was released on 2017-11-10 by Beeza entitled Netbooks - Keeping an old friend alive

Good episode. Like to hear about keeping things alive.

By the way, have you considered reading for librivox?


drrty says: wow

Posted at 2017-11-09T23:14:06Z relating to the show hpr2417 which was released on 2017-11-07 by JWP entitled Transmeta Crusoe - Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient) - Trouble Shooting and Debian 9 Install

Thanks for this JWP. Upon further inspection it was surprising to see that the Transmeta Crusoe powered both the OQO Model 01 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OQO#OQO_Model_01), which I distinctly remember salivating over in 2004.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Straight through cable

Posted at 2017-11-09T18:10:52Z relating to the show hpr2416 which was released on 2017-11-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks Windigo!

I did actually know that, but my brain refused to come up with anything useful on the spur of the moment.

I spent time over many years during my mainframe days making serial cables (RS232, RS423) where this was pretty much the same. The varieties of "Null Modem" cables with crossovers *was* something I knew quite well, but have largely forgotten now :-)

I don't think I have ever used a crossover CAT5 or CAT6 cable though, come to think of it.

Maybe we need more shows on the details of connecting devices together?


Windigo says: Straight through cable

Posted at 2017-11-09T17:33:23Z relating to the show hpr2416 which was released on 2017-11-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Just a quick bit of clarification; When Shane said he used a straight through cable, he was referring to the order of the wires inside the connector.

A straight through (also called a patch) cable is used to connect a device to a piece of networking equipment, like a PC to a switch. For connecting two PCs, you can switch the transmit and receive pairs and create a crossover cable.


Klaatu says: First I've ever heard of this

Posted at 2017-11-08T20:56:15Z relating to the show hpr2417 which was released on 2017-11-07 by JWP entitled Transmeta Crusoe - Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient) - Trouble Shooting and Debian 9 Install

Thank you for this episode. I thought I was pretty cool for embracing RISC (at least, to the degree that I have; since my iBook G4 finally died, I've been mostly RISC-less lately, ARM notwithstanding) but this Transmeta thing sounds really clever - and very obscure. Thanks for the history lesson!


Klaatu says: org-mode

Posted at 2017-11-08T20:52:08Z relating to the show hpr2415 which was released on 2017-11-03 by Brian in Ohio entitled bullet journal to org mode

This is really cool. My girlfriend does some bullet journal stuff, but I never understood what it was all about. Hearing about it in this context is elucidating, though.

Also, I'm really really happy to hear that my Emacs episodes helped you learn to love Emacs!

I am, like croy (previous comment), eager to hear about your Android integration.


el Mussol says: file unavailable

Posted at 2017-11-08T16:32:33Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

+1 for dodddummy's comment above. However:

me@box:~/pods$ wget -c http://hppodcraft.com/podcasts/TheCallofCthulhu-hppodcraft.mp3
--2017-11-08 17:30:14-- http://hppodcraft.com/podcasts/TheCallofCthulhu-hppodcraft.mp3
Resolving hppodcraft.com (hppodcraft.com)... 107.161.176.74
Connecting to hppodcraft.com (hppodcraft.com)|107.161.176.74|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
2017-11-08 17:30:14 ERROR 403: Forbidden.


Ken Fallon says: Tell me how

Posted at 2017-11-07T16:24:01Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

Do a show on how to set it up on something like a raspberry pi and I'm happy to join a pool.


bjb says: 5BX and 10BX, memory lane

Posted at 2017-11-07T14:12:47Z relating to the show hpr2387 which was released on 2017-09-26 by Frank Bell entitled Free Weights and a Bicycle, from a series on Health and Healthcare

When I was a pre-teen, my Mom bought a 5BX booklet and 3 10BX booklets, one for each member of the family. I was never good at being a regular exerciser, but my Mom has done her 10BX routine her whole life. She eventually lost her book, but she still does her routine three times a week. She is not tapering off though, still stuck at the highest level she got to. She is not growing old willingly : -)

What a memory! thanks for the show.


bjb says: thanks

Posted at 2017-11-07T14:07:32Z relating to the show hpr2395 which was released on 2017-10-06 by Ahuka entitled Obamacare, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thanks for your economic series, I find it very interesting.


bjb says: indie hosting

Posted at 2017-11-07T14:04:38Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

Would you be willing to provide dns secondary or backup email services? I run my own dns server and email server, but it is a challenge to find the secondaries to make my services a bit more robust. I don't really want close friends to do this, I'd like it to be cast a little wider. It is even hard to convince the isps to do it, sadly. But it is hard to find like-minded people ... you guys sound about right : -) And if you like, I can secondary for you as well.


Klaatu says: re: Me Too

Posted at 2017-11-07T08:51:26Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

Hey blindape.

Seth Frightening having the Flying Nun sound is probably accurate; I found the album in a random Kiwi op shop.

Shortly before moving to NZ, I found a Chris Knox CD on the street (literally, it was lying in a gutter) and absolutely FELL IN LOVE with not only Chris's music but also that general sound and feel. I've been really enjoying discovering Kiwi music and Kiwiana in general.


dodddummy says: Is there a link to the audio you listened to?

Posted at 2017-11-07T06:49:29Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Is there a link to the audiobook in the show notes for this ep? If so I didn't see it. But I miss a lot. I found it by looking at the last book club episode.

If it's not here, might be worth having it for the next one for ease of use.


Klaatu says: KWNPSA

Posted at 2017-11-07T05:32:42Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I took a look at the page, Bob. Good stuff! One addition - there's a missing entry in your text editors section: GNU Emacs.

Probably just an oversight.


Aaron says: Haystack password

Posted at 2017-11-06T16:14:22Z relating to the show hpr2393 which was released on 2017-10-04 by Xoke entitled PWGen - A password generator

What do you think about Haystack passwords?

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm


dodddummy says: Replying to comments from community episode

Posted at 2017-11-06T10:36:24Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

I agree that I might be able to get permission to use work resources on my own time assuming there is information I'm legally bound not to reveal and doesn't contain proprietary information.

But asking for that permission is more effort that I want to make.

I'll see what I can muster without work resources.


Shane Shennan says: All the best!

Posted at 2017-11-04T20:48:49Z relating to the show hpr2413 which was released on 2017-11-01 by Bitbox entitled personal health care, from a series on Health and Healthcare

The episode was very engaging. Thank you for sharing. Would you let us know in a month or two how it is going?


Shane Shennan says: Well done!

Posted at 2017-11-04T20:35:27Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

This was a fun episode because of the enthusiasm of the presenters. Some intriguing ideas.


Windigo says: Fascinating

Posted at 2017-11-04T05:39:18Z relating to the show hpr2411 which was released on 2017-10-30 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: Co-op Paradise, from a series on Information Underground

This is the first time I've ever heard of the concept of a server cooperative. What a superb idea! A very pragmatic compromise between self-hosting and going with a corporate service.

I would listen to an entire week of shows discussing different aspects of this arrangement. Well done!


Kevin O'Brien says: Agreeing with Frank

Posted at 2017-11-04T02:41:32Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Mountains of Madness is a great story.


FrankBell says: Lovecraft

Posted at 2017-11-03T17:02:08Z relating to the show hpr2412 which was released on 2017-10-31 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled The Call of Cthulhu, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

This is hardly the best Lovecraft story. My two personal favorites are At the Mountains of Madness and The Dreamquest of Unknown Katath.

Remember, Lovecraft was a hack writer. He was a brilliant hack, but a hack nonetheless. Many of his works were the same story over and over, but, when he got it right, he was a genius.

If you want more Lovecraft, check out Dagonbytes: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/


croy says: You big tease!

Posted at 2017-11-03T03:36:13Z relating to the show hpr2415 which was released on 2017-11-03 by Brian in Ohio entitled bullet journal to org mode

I'm very curious about your android integration! :)

I've previously published a show about using org mode to create presentation pdfs.


norrist says: Fear and Cold Turkey

Posted at 2017-11-02T14:02:01Z relating to the show hpr2413 which was released on 2017-11-01 by Bitbox entitled personal health care, from a series on Health and Healthcare

It took me a few tries to quit smoking. I was only able to quit after I convinced myself I would get cancer if I continued smoking. Fear and cold turkey work.
Great episode. Can we here more about life on the road?


dodddummy says: Accessibility

Posted at 2017-11-01T04:19:25Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

@Shane Shennan. I hadn't considered the accessibility use. I'll keep it in mind. For what it's worth, the landmarks I added are still holding up.


Shane Shennan says: Great Episode!

Posted at 2017-10-30T18:54:12Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

Thanks for this idea! I often work with people who are learning to touch type, but who do not have much feeling in their fingertips. I'll be suggesting your hack to them so that they can feel the F and J keys more easily.


blindape says: Me Too

Posted at 2017-10-29T23:16:22Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

I got really behind on my podcast playlist while on vacation this winter (I've just heard this at the end of October) so Kevin bet me to say that I wished I was part of the discussion.

I could not find any evidence to support this, but some of Seth Frightening's songs have a very 'Kiwi' sound to them. This sound/style was common among bands on New Zealand's Flying Nun record label from roughly the mid 80's to mid 90's.

I was going to add more to this comment but there is just so much to say from my own experiences and also from watching how my children consume media that I really need to record a proper response to this.



NYbill says: ...We will expect a show about the build, Ken.

Posted at 2017-10-26T21:08:28Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

:P


NYbill says: Nice ken.

Posted at 2017-10-25T10:40:59Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

You ordered one, nice. Its a fun project to solder up. And the best part is when you're done you'll have a useful piece of test equipment.


NYbill says: Thanks, Mike.

Posted at 2017-10-25T10:40:12Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Yea, I can tell I'm just scratching the surface with this AVR programing stuff. I'm sure I'll be messing with it more in the future. I'm not sure Avrdudess is necessary. It just helped me find out quickly there was a verify option. I'm sure the GUI is just setting some flag for AVRdude I don't know about.


Quvmoh says: Great show

Posted at 2017-10-24T23:30:27Z relating to the show hpr2405 which was released on 2017-10-20 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Nokia 6 Review, from a series on Hardware upgrades

That is a great price for a well powered phone! added to amazon wish list..


Windigo says: Legalese

Posted at 2017-10-24T14:40:22Z relating to the show hpr2398 which was released on 2017-10-11 by operat0r entitled AutoHotkey Master of Automation ?

I love that their notice is trying to sound sinister and official, and failing at both. After all, any lawyer worth their weight starts their correspondence with "Dear [so and so]".

I really enjoyed your episode! I find automation in games to be a natural reaction to developers introducing more "grind" and busywork into their games, and I think it's fantastic that you're overcoming it with intelligence instead of brute force.


Ken Fallon says: Ordered

Posted at 2017-10-24T05:56:49Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

My first real solder project. I hope the thing is programmed.


Mike Ray says: avrdude, fuses, clone programmers etc.

Posted at 2017-10-24T01:54:38Z relating to the show hpr2407 which was released on 2017-10-24 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode Part 2, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Cracking episode! Brilliantly timed for me as I am just starting down the path of AVR programming.

I've bought several programmers, usbtiny, libusb, usbavr, avrisp2. A lot of them seem to be less than perfect clones of known designs and they spit out what look like error messages that you can suppress with the -F flag and then carry on working.

Fuses are confusing but there is an online fuse calculator, I'll look it up and post the link if you haven't found it.

I didn't know about avrdudes and I will look at it. But a lot of GUI programs are written with inaccessible toolkits like Qt.

Arduino IDE is itself inaccessible, so I stick to the command-line. Take a look at arduinino.mk, which is a Makefile system you can use with programmers to avoid the Arduino IDE
My first project is an audible logic probe. Had a logic probe with LEDs for years but that's useless to me now of course.

I'm jealous of all the little gizmos now appearing with cheap and colourful displays, like your transistor tester.



Dave Morriss says: Thanks Kevin

Posted at 2017-10-21T19:53:04Z relating to the show hpr2397 which was released on 2017-10-10 by Dave Morriss entitled The Urban Astronomer

I listen to Astronomy Cast myself and recommend it too. I actually get the "raw" version before they edit it (http://www.astronomycast.com/feed/fullraw/) since it's amusing to hear what goes on behind the scenes!

I also greatly enjoy The Weekly Space Hangout (http://www.universetoday.com/feed/wshaudio/), and of course, Awesome Astronomy (http://awesomeastronomy.libsyn.com/rss).

I shall check Planetary Radio, which I haven't ever listened to. Thanks for the pointer.



mcnalu says: Intriguing

Posted at 2017-10-18T22:00:42Z relating to the show hpr2402 which was released on 2017-10-17 by klaatu entitled Petition: the card game for fanatics, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I've really enjoyed your tabletop gaming series and this show fascinated me. I think I'm going to have to listen to it again because I didn't really follow how the gameplay worked. That's not necessarily your fault though as while listening a fair amount of my brain power was taken up with making dinner which got complicated as the recipe required improvisation around ingredients I lacked. Anyway, I digress, I love the idea of the game and will giver serious consideration to the Kickstarter. Any chance of a summary or audio or even video of an actual game?


MrX says: Answer to comment 2

Posted at 2017-10-18T17:05:59Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

Hi Dave many thanks for the comment, I think you've hit it on the. The internal Dictaphone microphone is reasonably sensitive but the external clip-on one supplied which I used is even more so. It's clear that the audio was badly clipping when looking at the recording in Audacity. I think I'll be investing one of those excellent microphones recommended by Jon Kulp.

Many thanks for the useful advice and really looking forward to hearing your episode and yes I'll hope to have another go if I get a chance.

Best regards

MrX


MrX says: Reply to Comment 1

Posted at 2017-10-18T17:01:30Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

Hi dodddummy, many thanks for leaving a comment and sorry for taking so long in replying. Yes that's a good tip in noisy environments which I knew about and I did give it a go but the quality was so poor that I didn't think it really helped. I think it may be Ok up to a point but past that point, it just makes things worse. Thanks for the tip much appreciated :)
Regards MrX


dodddummy says: Shows on the mainframe

Posted at 2017-10-17T08:11:02Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

I've considered doing some shows on the mainframe. So far I haven't because I'm leery of using work assets for non work reasons. I would need to do that.

However, I do have a show in the works on my favorite editor, The Hybrid Editor, XE which works like the standard mainframe(ISPF) editor.

Might also do a show on the mainframe emulator, Hercules.

There are related topics I could do without using work resources,
though. Rexx and COBOL come to mind.

But it's not likely I'll do a show on my day to day work on the mainframe.


Bob Jonkman says: Should have provided a link to the KWNPSA meeting

Posted at 2017-10-17T07:17:24Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I should have provided a link to the meeting notes for our KWNPSA meeting on Markup Languages and Note Taking:

https://sobac.com/wiki/Markup_Languages_and_Note_Taking/Meeting_Notes_2017-10-16

Maybe the HPR comment daemons can just append that link to my previous comment...

--Bob.


Bob Jonkman says: Referenced your podcast in our NonProfit SysAdmin meeting

Posted at 2017-10-17T07:13:04Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I conveniently listened to your podcast just before going to the KWNPSA (Kitchener Waterloo NonProfit SysAdmin) meeting on "Markup Languages and Note Taking", where I took notes for the meeting. I added the podcast as one of the resources.

Thanx for telling us about DocBook and some other markup languages!

--Bob.


jan says: hpr2399

Posted at 2017-10-12T14:56:23Z relating to the show hpr2399 which was released on 2017-10-12 by dodddummy entitled Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards

hi and thanks for your efford.

you have been working on a Mainframe? please consider podcasting on how things are done in the world of mainframes.

thx jan (germay)


NYbill says: Oi!

Posted at 2017-10-11T23:10:24Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Task Master! :P

(I'm on it buddy. I'm waiting for an electronics shipment that should let me program the thing.)

...an episode is inbound in... 3... 2...


Ken Fallon says: "Then I can do a followup to this episode."

Posted at 2017-10-11T06:36:54Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

*cough* You owe me a show *cough*


TheDUDE says: The struggle is real

Posted at 2017-10-11T04:34:54Z relating to the show hpr2396 which was released on 2017-10-09 by lostnbronx entitled Information Underground: State of independence, from a series on Information Underground

Finding your audience is really hard, especially with not only do you have to compete with your contemporaries, corporate or independent, but you also have to deal with everything in the past as well. If not there's a lot more noise, but you do have a lot more control on what to do with your art.


NYbill says: New Version

Posted at 2017-10-09T18:00:50Z relating to the show hpr2394 which was released on 2017-10-05 by NYbill entitled The Lost Episode, from a series on Hobby Electronics

FYI: Seems there is a new version of these kits for 2017. There are multiple options of ordering just the kit, just the parts, or fully assembled boards. I might pick up the $16 kit with the plexiglass case just for fun.

Search:

"2017 English DIY Mega328 Transistor Tester LCR Diode Capacitance ESR meter PWM Square wave Frequency Signal Generator"

On Aliexpress.

I still plan to try and flash this 2016 kit I have. Then I can do a followup to this episode.


cobra2 says: MMMMM slackware!

Posted at 2017-10-07T23:16:19Z relating to the show hpr2384 which was released on 2017-09-21 by Andrew Conway entitled Slackware in Scotland

I loved this show! I'd also like to take this time to mention sport (I read it as "slack ports") as an alternative tool to sbopkg. It offers no new features, it just doesn't have the ncurses interface and is written in python.

MMMM KDE.


https://gitlab.com/slackport/sport

P.S. klaatu, this is a non-verbal check in of a slackware abuser.


Dave Morriss says: A wild nullglob appears

Posted at 2017-10-07T15:57:09Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

@clacke

Delighted you've found a use for nullglob. I too have been surprised by its side-effects - presumably because stuff like Bash completion makes use of it AND doesn't enable/disable it in the way I waffled about in this episode.

There's always a slight air of "incompleteness" about Bash I feel, though it's a hell of a lot more polished than it was. I was forced to use csh and tcsh at one point in my Unix life, and boy does Bash make those shells look terrible!


clacke says: Markdown

Posted at 2017-10-06T06:22:55Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

Markdown the specification and Markdown the Perl script came out in March 2004 [0] and were last updated in December [1] the same year. I think it's fair to assume that John Gruber considers it perfected for the use case he had in mind.

Any further evolution of the language is now up to anyone who cares to implement a processor. There is nobody maintaining the language itself.

I absolutely agree that it is pretty useless for anything bigger than a small README without resorting to HTML, but I don't think that's a big problem, and I don't think it makes Markdown meaningless. I used to write documentation in HTML, and I think replacing 95% of the HTML with Markdown makes it much nicer to work with.

I wouldn't write a book in HTML, but there are those that have, using CSS3 print styling!

Before hearing your argument, If I were hypothetically to ever write a book, I would likely not even consider anything but LaTeX. But thanks to your episode, and you simply reminding me that DocBook is still out there, I might spare DocBook a look first. It was a good episode and your points are all valid. Thanks!

[0] https://daringfireball.net/2004/03/introducing_markdown

[1] https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/


clacke says: SGML

Posted at 2017-10-06T06:08:18Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

You seemed unclear on what SGML is, so here's a quick summary:

SGML, to tell a simplifying lie, is the idea of using tag names enclosed in less-than and greater-than characters to mark up text. The original DocBook is one application, HTML is another.

XML is a further evolution of SGML, which both constrains and extends SGML to enable new ways of defining and working with applications of the format.

The counterpart of XML Schema in SGML is the DTD, the Document Type Definition, and the counterpart of XSL is DSSSL, which is a form of Scheme (yay!).


clacke says: nullglob in the wild

Posted at 2017-10-06T05:38:34Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

Happy to note that I have now used `shopt -s nullglob` professionally!

Never do it in interactive shell though, and never `set -u` either. I did so by mistake, while trouble-shooting and making a careless copy and paste.

All kinds of prompt-rendering and tab-completion will fail loudly and hilariously.


Kevin O'Brien says: Reply to Bob

Posted at 2017-10-06T00:06:09Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Adam Ruins Everything is very entertaining, but not exactly complete in its analysis. So this comes across to me like cherry-picking the data. hospitals do indeed have chargemasters, and the prices therein are largely made up. But it is also true that margins at most hospitals are rather thin, so I think it is not accurate to imply that hospitals are simply being greedy and waving around large bags of money. So I think Adam is essentially confusing cause and effect here.


Kevin O'Brien says: Reply to b-yeezi

Posted at 2017-10-05T23:59:49Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for the kind comment. I happen to have very strong opinions on what should be done, but in this series my primary goal was to be objective, and you are relieving me that I may have succeeded.


klaatu says: Slackware everywhere!!!

Posted at 2017-10-02T05:50:47Z relating to the show hpr2384 which was released on 2017-09-21 by Andrew Conway entitled Slackware in Scotland

Could we start a series in which a Slackware user from each named nationstate (doesn't have to be acknowledged by the UN or any agency) checks in? Let's hear about Slack where ever it may occur!


klaatu says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 2017-10-02T05:18:45Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

Thanks gurdonark and Shane, glad you enjoyed the episode! The comparison between books and movies is such a great, meaty topic. Somebody ought to do a series on the subject.


Bob says: More information

Posted at 2017-09-29T10:18:12Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I am hope you can address some of the points brought up in "Adam Ruins Everything - The Real Reason Hospitals Are So Expensive" in a future episode. The video seems to challenge your arguments related to why health care is so expensive in the US. Their video and sources are here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeDOQpfaUc8
http://www.trutv.com/shows/adam-ruins-everything/blog/adams-sources/adam-ruins-the-hospital.html

I would also argue that it is possible to decrease the individual cost of equipment by increasing it's utilization. For example it common practice in European hospitals to run expensive equipment like MRI machines 24/7 to reduce the overall cost.

It is also possible to increase human utilization by concentrating skills in facilities dedicated to a given specialism. This is been done to great efficiency in India and there are facilities dedicated to, for example eye surgery, or heart treatments. This has proven to be extremely useful in attracting the best specialists from all over the world, because they are guaranteed to have a high throughput of patients in their dedicated field. This allows the facilities to train up many more specialists as there is a constant utilization of their skills.


b-yeezi says: Impressive

Posted at 2017-09-28T18:07:32Z relating to the show hpr2385 which was released on 2017-09-22 by Ahuka entitled Healthcare Costs, from a series on Health and Healthcare

Thank you for this episode. Once again, I am impressed by your knowledge of the healthcare system in the US, and love to hear your apolitical description.


Mad Sweeney says: Flamefest

Posted at 2017-09-28T15:28:09Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

Hi clacke,
Ah, I missed that. That'll teach me to listen at 4x speed.


clacke says: rms flamefest

Posted at 2017-09-28T14:45:20Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

The flamefest you are referring to is the Tcl War linked in the show notes.

Thanks for the comment on the accessibility. That's good to know if you're building a serious UI. I guess it's another example of how Tcl/Tk hasn't quite left the 80s.


Mad Sweeney says: Tk is not accessible

Posted at 2017-09-28T12:19:52Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

rms started a flamefest when he posted to comp.lang.tcl in 1994;
Why you should not use Tcl:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.lang.tcl/7JXGt-Uxqag/3JBTj5I43yAJ

I don't like Tcl for its stringly typed nature but Tk seems like a nice light-weight GUI toolkit; but, unfortunately, it doesn't work with screen readers on any platform so you should avoid using it unless you're just developing something for your own use.


jezra says: hahah

Posted at 2017-09-27T18:24:52Z relating to the show hpr2388 which was released on 2017-09-27 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 4: Planet of the Apts, from a series on Apt Spelunking

You said "Unicorn" :)


Kevin O'Brien says: Great discussion

Posted at 2017-09-27T02:09:08Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

I loved this show. The only problem I had is that I wanted to be a part of the discussion! Well done!


Josh Huber KF6ZZD says: Doppler shift of RF at terrestrial speeds

Posted at 2017-09-25T19:07:38Z relating to the show hpr2358 which was released on 2017-08-16 by Various Hosts entitled Amateur radio round table #2

I liked the explanation of the Doppler effect's effect on radio freqeuencies. At 33:30, it was mentioned that at the speeds that satellites travel, the Doppler effect is noticeable, so much that you may have to adjust your RX frequency. And at the speed of car travel, which is very slow compared to RF propagation that the Doppler shift wouldn't play a role.

I just have one nitpick, which that at car speeds, a measurable Doppler shift of RF signals indeed happens, even at GHz frequencies, and this is exactly how police radar works (commonly using RADAR way up in the 10 GHz or 24 GHz bands). This is totally a nitpick, since we're probably not talking about a shift of more than a few kHz, and very few if any radios can tune in less than 10 kHz increments in UHF anyway.

Enjoyed the show. Cheers.


clacke says: More */Tk

Posted at 2017-09-22T06:05:08Z relating to the show hpr2386 which was released on 2017-09-25 by clacke entitled The Decline and Fall of Tcl

There's also a Ruby/Tk, and there used to be a Guile Tk (best frenemies!), but Guile Tk was deprecated and replaced with Guile GTK, which was then replaced with Guile Gnome.

It's pretty funny that although Python has to a large degree replaced Tcl out there, any system that includes a full Python also includes Tcl/Tk, because tkinter depends on Tcl/Tk and is part of Python stdlib.

Even funnier, the proudest project of the Guile world, Guix, depends on Python (via graphviz via glib) and therefore Tcl.


Shane Shennan says: I like how you put that!

Posted at 2017-09-21T23:51:48Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

I enjoyed your comment about a GM being a person that has too much imagination for one person. Well put!


sunzofman1 says: Still Thriving

Posted at 2017-09-21T11:40:22Z relating to the show hpr2384 which was released on 2017-09-21 by Andrew Conway entitled Slackware in Scotland

Good to see HPR showing Slackware love ;-)


Brenda J Butler says: Run naked through the googleplex - haha

Posted at 2017-09-21T03:18:17Z relating to the show hpr2364 which was released on 2017-08-24 by Frank Bell entitled Managing Your Android with AirDroid

Loved that comment at 15 mins 7 secs, both because it is funny and because it is brings the point home.


jezra says: force of habit?

Posted at 2017-09-20T22:01:31Z relating to the show hpr2379 which was released on 2017-09-14 by Jezra entitled sending a text message from the command line

It was probably 'force of habit' that caused me to mark the show as 'explicit' :)


Ken Fallon says: Fantastic

Posted at 2017-09-19T17:15:12Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

Brilliant cleanup job !.


gurdonark says: good episode

Posted at 2017-09-19T00:43:51Z relating to the show hpr2381 which was released on 2017-09-18 by klaatu entitled Benefits of a tabletop

The closest I come to gaming on the table-top is chess, and my on-line gaming life is more about casual FOSS games than PC gaming. But even as a non-gamer, I really enjoyed this episode.

It spoke to me because it reminded me how much I like science fiction novels better than science fiction on film. Like the tabletop games in your story, the power of imagination in a sci-fi story trumps, for me, even the most well-done special effects in a science fiction movie.

You make at least 7 good points here, in a show I found a good listen.


Ken Fallon says: We do what you ask :)

Posted at 2017-09-18T08:40:44Z relating to the show hpr2379 which was released on 2017-09-14 by Jezra entitled sending a text message from the command line

Hi jezra

We process the shows as per the instructions given to us by the hosts. In this case you marked your show as explicit on upload.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/request_a_slot.php#Explicit

We never contact people who have marked their shows as Explicit as there is a large body of hosts that deliberately mark all shows as Explicit as a precaution or protest. http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#explicit

We have on occasion contacted hosts who have marked their shows as 'clean' where we feel the show may not "be considered inoffensive in every region of the world". If it ever occurs and the host disagrees, we will put the case to the HPR Community Mailing List. hpr2210 :: On Freedom of Speech and Censorship describes the agreed approach to this topic.

Ken


Kleer Kut says: Raspbian x86

Posted at 2017-09-18T07:53:56Z relating to the show hpr2380 which was released on 2017-09-15 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on P4 Tower, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I did the same thing with a very similar P4 computer. It does eat some electricity, but it is substantially faster and has more inputs and outputs than an original Model B Raspberry Pi. This could make for a more enjoyable experience learning to use a Pi since it can use USB persistence and be utilized on nearly any PC.

Since most of the software is the same it could be a great way to make up for a a lack of funds to fill a classroom with Raspberry Pi machines. Nearly any donated PC that still runs could be made to work even cheaper than buying any of the Pi computers. People could rotate so if they want to experiment with the GPIO pins or other Pi specific components they can have a chance, while other won't have to sit around and wait for a Pi to become available.

The new version of Raspbian x86 Stretch should be coming out very soon.


jezra says: feedback!

Posted at 2017-09-16T17:50:54Z relating to the show hpr2379 which was released on 2017-09-14 by Jezra entitled sending a text message from the command line

I'm not sure this episode is "explicit". Sometimes I forget if I swear or not.

Anyway, the coop isn't always opening and closing properly, so today I am in the process of updating the code that controls the coop door. Testing has resulted in a massive amount of texts and emails.

Oh yea, and thank you Ken for the show notes. :)


thelovebug says: Great concept for a show... so I pinched it!

Posted at 2017-09-15T23:25:01Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

I managed to get the gist of what you were trying to say... although I don't believe that any level of processing would have been able to tidy up what was ultimately recorded. I find that in noisy environments, a low gain recorder with the microphone nice and close to your mouth tends to make you heard much better.

I've just uploaded (what will be) episode 2400, where I basically pinch your idea, and drive the 28 miles into my work, and spend most of the time talking about the 14 cars I've had! :-)

When I recorded this show, the only thing I did was push the file through Auphonic to level it out, there was no noise reduction applied... and I do have a fairly noisy car.

http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2400

I would definitely like to hear another attempt from you at this! :-)


Klaatu says: github markdown

Posted at 2017-09-15T10:42:29Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I have found that Guthub markdown is a heck of a lot better than markdown. In fact, it's so significantly better that I don't see why it's not merged into markdown yet, except that as far as I can tell markdown proper is unmaintained.

The existance of Github-markdown reinforces my point: markdown needed fixing.

But I agree; sometimes docbook is overkill and [github] markdown is a better choice. If I didn't say that in this or my previous episode, I did mean to, but maybe I was blinded by docbook passion.


Klaatu says: Kramdown

Posted at 2017-09-15T10:33:15Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

Had not heard of kramdown. I'll take a look at it, for kicks, because it sounds pretty good.


dodddummy says: I know you said you didn't need this, but...

Posted at 2017-09-15T03:23:53Z relating to the show hpr2377 which was released on 2017-09-12 by MrX entitled A Rambling Drive Into Work

I was going to comment on your last show where you said you didn't think any processing was necessary.

While I agree content is king, you might find this tip handy. When I record in noisy environments, I record a few seconds without speaking to pick up the background noise.

The reason for this is so that you can use those seconds as a model for noise reduction in audacity. Only takes a few seconds to process in audacity so it's not much more work.

Since this is a common practice, did you try this?


dodddummy says: Glad you posted

Posted at 2017-09-15T03:15:31Z relating to the show hpr2380 which was released on 2017-09-15 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on P4 Tower, from a series on Hardware upgrades

For some reason I hadn't considered this for older hardware. Thanks for the post and idea.


Florian says: whats so hard about code in a list?

Posted at 2017-09-13T08:17:05Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

7 spaces makes sense, it's 3 for everything belonging to the same point on you list plus 4 for the code, see experiments on
https://gist.github.com/0xf10e/91f021b82a2bc4586b235e8f56c31f92
(Yeah, "github-flavored" markdown, but it's a common dialect these days)

I still prefer three backticks, but I come from trac-wiki syntax via ReStructuredText to markdown and using single backticks for inline monospace but
{{{
Code here
}}}
in track still annoys me.

I understand the additional value semantic markup has but in many cases it's nice but not necessary.

-- sysadmin who never broke out into HTML in rst or markdown …


Mike Ray says: kramdown

Posted at 2017-09-13T02:36:01Z relating to the show hpr2378 which was released on 2017-09-13 by klaatu entitled Why Docbook?

I completely agree that it is impossible to write anything complex in markdown without resorting to HTML tags.

For me it's putting anchor tags around headings to provide in-page links.

But you should take a look at kramdown. Debian install:

apt-get install ruby-kramdown

Has stuff that markdown doesn't, like tables, stuff like id and class attribs for css etc.

And auto-generation of tables-of-contents


A Porkchop says: Communities

Posted at 2017-09-12T17:10:57Z relating to the show hpr2376 which was released on 2017-09-11 by deepgeek entitled Information Underground: 21st Century Superstar, from a series on Information Underground

While all the specialized media makes it more difficult to find commonalities, the internet and forums like Reddit also make it easier to find other people that share interests.


Dave Morriss says: Jam versus jelly

Posted at 2017-09-12T08:08:23Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi dodddummy,

I had never heard the term 'Jam' used in US English, though my experience is not broad.

Researching, I found this:

" I bought a jar of raspberry jam. She made us jelly sandwiches."

Which implies the words jam and jelly are a little interchangeable!

I have also believed that where UK English uses 'jelly' which can refer to a jam with all the bits taken out (based on pectin) and a dessert made with flavoured gelatin, whereas US English uses 'jello' for the latter.

I may be wrong! Language is a moving target anyway!

Thanks for clarifying things.


dodddummy says: In the US jelly is also clear and jam isn't.

Posted at 2017-09-12T05:13:18Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Jelly is the clear/shaky stuff. Jam is not clear and less shaky. Jam and preserves are a bit harder to differentiate. I've lived all over the US and this difference between jam and jelly seems pervasive.


sesamemucho says: Thanks for pulling this together

Posted at 2017-09-10T20:37:41Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

This is just what I needed! I made some changes (raspberrypi.org is now using SHA-256 checksums, and I use losetup to avoid all that calculation). This script is on GitHub at: https://github.com/sesamemucho/pi-sdcard-setup

Thanks again.


Ken Fallon says: We have gone live with the new comment system

Posted at 2017-09-10T15:47:11Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi All,

We have gone live with the new comment system.

Keep us posted if you notice anything weird on the site.

Ken.


Tony Hughes says: Splendid

Posted at 2017-09-07T21:54:24Z relating to the show hpr2374 which was released on 2017-09-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled How to Make Sauerkraut, from a series on Cooking

Jezra, your welcome, it was other people freely sharing via You Tube and blogs that got me started so I thought I would share with the HPR community. As well as it tasting really good, it has health benefits as well. Win, Win in my book.

By the way after making your first batch, try adding a couple or 10 ;-) cloves of garlic in a future batch, the flavor is fantastic and you can eat the fermented garlic or use in other recipes.


jezra says: splendid!

Posted at 2017-09-07T20:05:07Z relating to the show hpr2374 which was released on 2017-09-07 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled How to Make Sauerkraut, from a series on Cooking

Thank you for the inspiration. Cabbage is now on my shopping list, and I will be making a batch this weekend.


NYbill says: ESR tester kits.

Posted at 2017-09-06T22:28:00Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Yes I have. I've built two of them. The first I sold to a friend at our LUG for the cost of the kit. (They are worth the money and I was happy to solder up another.)

http://media.gunmonkeynet.net/u/nybill/m/esr-tester/

I even started recording an HPR on the unit. But, life got in the way. So yep, get one, build it up, and give us a review! ;)


Not Verified says: 1

Posted at 2017-09-06T16:25:15Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I had to laugh out loud when you went remote raiding for batteries. I'm sure weve all done that more than once.

Have you checked out any of the ATMega328 based ESR component testers?
I gave this one a try
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OOQC2E8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
based on the price and reviews. I got the one with th IC in socket cause I tend to trash things.
Nifty unit.
I know,,,,,do a show.?


Frank says:

Posted at 2017-09-05T02:54:20Z relating to the show hpr2371 which was released on 2017-09-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I have a very selfish idea for a show--a tutorial based on moving HPR from http to https.

Selfish because I need to do the same thing to stop Firefox's incessant and--given the nature of my site, quite silly-nagging (it's not like I manage any personal information, after all, other than my own logon I mean really).

I have nothing but praise for my hosting provider's tech support--they have proven themselves to be real troopers--and generally find their help files actually helpful, but I must admit that, since I now have a VPS and I'm all on my ownsome for managing something like implementing SSL, I am quite confused and unsure to what I must do.


Kevin O'Brien says: Still have tradeoffs

Posted at 2017-09-03T17:51:15Z relating to the show hpr2360 which was released on 2017-08-18 by Ahuka entitled Tradeoffs in the US Health Care System, from a series on Health and Healthcare

While that would be an improvement, there would still be other tradeoffs to deal with.


Ken Fallon says: Wasting shows again

Posted at 2017-09-02T05:05:39Z relating to the show hpr2388 which was released on 2017-09-27 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 4: Planet of the Apts, from a series on Apt Spelunking

Well if you must insist on wasting shows, then you get a series !
http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php?id=98

Also are you going to go back and rename the other shows ?

hpr2115 :: Apt Spelunking 3: nodm, cmus, and parecord
hpr1906 :: Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish
hpr1813 :: Apt Spelunking: surf, lightyears, and fbterm


NYbill says:

Posted at 2017-09-01T22:07:27Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

I meant to reply to the scope comment, Dave. But, I was typing the above replies first thing in the morning, when I should have been driving to work. ;)

Yea, I don't think I've mentioned that scope in past episodes. I've had it for a couple of years now. It could warrant a little review. (You've a bit of Ken in you trying to pull another show out of people!) he he...

Mike, the sounds you heard outside my window (Which I hear as I type) are Upstate New York. I'm not in NYC. but, I am in the suburbs of a city a little more north. ;)


Mike Ray says: Ambient noise and ASMR

Posted at 2017-09-01T18:20:45Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Don't worry about the ambient noise, it was not intrusive. I think near the end there is the usual burst of a distant police/ambulance siren, which any city dweller can tune out. But that was not loud.

The day after this podcast and drooling over the sounds of beeps, clicks, tools, battery manipulations etc. which let me visualise the workbench so vividly, I heard mention of something called ASMR (automatic sensory meridian response), for which a lot of stuff is appearing on Youtube nowadays. It's sounds that generate a response that feels like a pleasurable tingling of the scalp, down the spine etc. The stuff on Youtube is all typified by women whispering, turning the pages of a book, drumming fingernails and stuff like that. But the workshop sounds and tthe infectious enthusiasm in your podcasts qualifies.

Maybe I'm more subject to this kind of stuff because I'm blind, no idea, but the sound effects were great


NYbill says: 8008

Posted at 2017-09-01T10:38:33Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thanks Dave,

Yea, it seems like a capable little meter for the price. Its been with my regular (small set) of tools in the laptop bag since the show.


NYbill says: Ambient Noise

Posted at 2017-09-01T10:36:02Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Thanks Mike,

You know, I didn't notice any of the outside noises while I was recording. Only after did I notice them in Audacity.

I just wish I remembered to plug in the mic with the wind screen. I don't like hearing the mic clip in the wind.


Dave Lee says: Excellent show

Posted at 2017-08-31T20:21:08Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Really enjoyed this. I'd love to know more about the oscilloscope in the photo!

More miniature geekery!

Oh, and I'm likely to buy the 8008!


Mike Ray says: Noooo...don't stop buying and reviewing meters

Posted at 2017-08-31T00:41:21Z relating to the show hpr2369 which was released on 2017-08-31 by NYbill entitled Little Meters, from a series on Hobby Electronics

Great show. I love the sounds of the bench...Bill ripping open little bags of probes, clicking battery compartments, slapping in the batteries, dropping the meter, the sounds of NY in the background. An audio feast. Please don't stop buying meters :-)


Krayon says: AMAZING Free Software song!

Posted at 2017-08-29T15:57:27Z relating to the show hpr2351 which was released on 2017-08-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken! Damn! That's the BEST rendition of the Free Software I have EVER heard! Loved it! :-D


Beeza says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 2017-08-29T14:53:09Z relating to the show hpr2365 which was released on 2017-08-25 by Beeza entitled Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

Hi Tony

Before my initial chance encounter with the radio based system I did look at satellite services, but they were seriously expensive even before setting a download limit I can live with. That was around 2014. I believe they have got a little bit cheaper since then but they remain a "last resort" option for all but the deepest pockets.

Hi Frank

I can only speak from my own experience. Since the system was installed we've had winds of > 70 mph, thick fogs, thunder and no shortage of heavy rain, but the connection has been unaffected as far as I can determine.

The network nodes all transmit with a multiple of the minimum power theoretically required to provide the service. That enables the signal to "blast through" bad weather.

Perhaps where your brother lives there is a greater distance between the nodes which weakens the received signal.

I've just returned from Spain where I noted large numbers of internet service transceivers mounted on houses and apartments. I've since discovered that outside urban areas it is pretty much the default delivery method.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the input

Posted at 2017-08-26T22:05:36Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

Hi Beeza,

I'd enjoy seeing a TV detector van, but, as you say, they belong to an earlier time. Funnily enough the old TV I threw away was potential detector fodder, being a CRT. Your analysis of the situation clarifies it very well; talk of detectors was mainly propaganda.

Hi Tony,

Good luck with Virgin Media. It seems that the vast majority of companies have implemented such revolting front-end systems these days.

As an aside, I long ago decided not to have anything to do with Virgin Media after they were revealed as being involved with a company called Phorm to perform deep inspection of Internet traffic so they could inject targeted advertisements. Other UK ISPs were also involved, such as BT and TalkTalk. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorm for details.


Frank says:

Posted at 2017-08-26T20:56:11Z relating to the show hpr2364 which was released on 2017-08-24 by Frank Bell entitled Managing Your Android with AirDroid

You are most welcome.

The main irritant I've encountered is that, after a reboot, it reverts to the default "copy to" directly, whereas I want to put my podcasts in the Music directory so the player application sees them easily. Once I got into the habit of double-checking the "copy to" directory setting, I kept it whipped into shape.

I must say, the maintainers have improved it over the several years I've been using it.


Frank says:

Posted at 2017-08-26T17:59:42Z relating to the show hpr2365 which was released on 2017-08-25 by Beeza entitled Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

This sounds very like the type of connection my brother has; he lives in a sparsely populated part of northeastern Virginia, USA. He tells me that it is vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather, as he has lost his connection several times due to thunderstorms.

http://signawave.com/wifi.asp


Tony Hughes says: Cancelling my TV licence

Posted at 2017-08-26T13:07:09Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

Hi Dave

Thanks for the show, makes me think I should do one about a situation I'm arguing with Virgin Media at the moment, I totally get your frustration potentially boiling over to anger sometimes particularly after you have had to wait 4-5 minutes to get through the auto menu to speak with a 'human' only to be asked all the same questions again. And they wonder why we hate customer service desks so much, more like customer wind up desks I think.


Tony Hughes says: Managing Your Android with AirDroid

Posted at 2017-08-26T12:58:03Z relating to the show hpr2364 which was released on 2017-08-24 by Frank Bell entitled Managing Your Android with AirDroid

Hi Frank

Thanks for reminding me about this application, I've used it in the past to transfer and manage data on my mobile but as it's something I need to do regularly I had forgotten about it. Definitely something that is useful if sometimes a little fiddly to get going initially.


Tony Hughes says: Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

Posted at 2017-08-26T12:53:18Z relating to the show hpr2365 which was released on 2017-08-25 by Beeza entitled Rolling out a radio-based internet service in rural England

Hi Beeza

This was a great show, I'm glad you decided to come back and record again. You made some interesting comments about the way we have a Free market (after many years of a monopoly) in telecoms here in the UK which provides good value for the majority but works against those that do not make a profitable market fort the suppliers of Internet services.

Just a thought but did you investigate satellite Internet, I looked this up and it is expensive and seems to have quite strict data caps, but could be another way of getting a service if other options are not possible.


Tony Hughes says: Nice litle Distro Review

Posted at 2017-08-26T12:18:51Z relating to the show hpr2295 which was released on 2017-05-19 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled MX Linux, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Thanks JWP, yes MX is an AntiX and Memphis community re-spin, I tried AntiX and its very lean even compared with MX.


Tony Hughes says: Raspbian X86 On Atom-powered Netbook

Posted at 2017-08-26T12:13:27Z relating to the show hpr2362 which was released on 2017-08-22 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on Lenovo x61s

Thanks Beeza, My next show in this short series which I've not recorded yet will be the Acer One, 8Gig SSD. You could also record your experience for the listeners as we will be looking at different usage needs.


Beeza says: Raspbian X86 On Atom-powered Netbook

Posted at 2017-08-26T00:07:11Z relating to the show hpr2362 which was released on 2017-08-22 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspbian X86 on Lenovo x61s

Hi Tony

After listening to your episode I was inspired to try Raspbian X86 on an old Acer netbook which I use mainly as a media player. The Acer ran OK with Mint Xfce but was a bit slow to respond when opening and closing programs.

After a clean install of Raspbian X86 the netbook definitely runs a bit faster than with Mint. I've stripped out all the applications I don't need (i.e the programming, games and office components). Wi-fi worked out of the box and, unlike on your Lenovo, so did the audio.

Pixel will never win any prizes for sophistication but if you play around with the colours you can improve the default appearance somewhat. It certainly gets the job done.


Beeza says: TV Detectors

Posted at 2017-08-25T16:07:20Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

The almost mythical TV detector vans did once exist (not that many people ever saw one). They could detect the interference sent out by the electromagnets on a CRT but, contrary to the propaganda, they could never tell what channel you were watching. If you lived in a block of flats they were all but useless at working out who did and did not have a TV.

When home computers became commonplace, each with a big CRT monitor, the TV detectors were scuppered as they couldn't tell the difference between a TV and a PC.

Now that we all have LED or LCD screens for our TVs and computers the concept of a reliable detector device, able to distinguish between the two is outdated. The UK TV licensing authorities rely on cross referencing addresses with license registrations to detect possible miscreants.


deepgeek says: Cost Correction

Posted at 2017-08-25T01:22:33Z relating to the show hpr2361 which was released on 2017-08-21 by klaatu entitled Information Underground: Working Out, from a series on Information Underground

My dip stand actually had a cost of $75 dollars. --- DG


Dave Morriss says: I see your point, but...

Posted at 2017-08-24T16:05:47Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

Hi Frank,

I see where you are coming from, but although dealing with bureaucracy like this today seems like a scene from Terry Gilliam's film "Brazil" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_(1985_film)), the tyranny of modern advertising seems to me to be completely horrific.

As a boy I read the science fiction story "The Tunnel under the World" by Frederik Pohl. In it the protagonist finds himself in a world filled with "loud all-pervasive advertising jingles" (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tunnel_under_the_World).

That image has stuck with me all of my life, and has motivated me to avoid the dreadfulness of advertising in all of its forms - on TV, in cinemas, on the Internet and everywhere else I can.


Frank says:

Posted at 2017-08-24T03:38:50Z relating to the show hpr2363 which was released on 2017-08-23 by Dave Morriss entitled Cancelling my TV licence

This makes commercials look good.


Windigo says: More nostalgia

Posted at 2017-08-23T22:05:18Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

I agree with Frank; noises like this were a common occurrence while I was growing up. This episode brought back lots of warm memories.

Thanks a bunch, Jon!


ClaudioM says: Fantastic!

Posted at 2017-08-23T14:00:37Z relating to the show hpr2361 which was released on 2017-08-21 by klaatu entitled Information Underground: Working Out, from a series on Information Underground

What a fantastic episode! I found myself nodding my head so many times during this episode on what was said about exercise and weight loss. I started my journey into fitness after so many years of not exercising and failing to keep it up after attempting to do so. Initially, you have to start with a change in your state of mind. I began to look at fitness as a long-term process of milestones, not as a means to an end or a "goal" in a determined period of time. Once I did this, making it a routine was a lot easier for me to keep up. I started with "baby steps," doing 20-30 minutes of simple calisthenics. After some time where I felt comfortable performing those exercises, I would push myself a little more each time, eventually increasing my workouts and the intensity. While I didn't focus too much on the scale, I gradually noticed I was losing weight when I did weigh myself. If I didn't lose weight that day, I wasn't disheartened because I had already set my mind that this was a long-term process and that I would lose it eventually, and I did.

You also need to think that you are doing this for _you_ and not for anyone else or any particular reason that isn't for you. A better, healthier _you_ needs to be your motivation. Once I started thinking this way as well, it gave me the enthusiasm to keep on going.

I also changed my eating habits over time. I found some information online stating that one should focus on eating foods with "simple" ingredients, meaning that it should be as unprocessed as possible. The less ingredients shown, the quicker the body can process it and use it. The more ingredients listed, the longer it takes and, depending on your intake, can end up being stored as fat. Using this as a guideline, I moved away from a lot of the processed stuff to more natural foods, especially vegetables which I already loved but wasn't eating enough of. If it had to come in a box, I made sure that it had as little ingredients listed as possible. Sometimes, I'll eat wheat bran flakes or Honey Bunches of Oats, the former having less ingredients than the latter. While both have less ingredients than other popular cereals on the market, I always choose simple oatmeal with some cinnamon and honey. I also have eggs with spinach for breakfast, and sometimes even for dinner (this is my favorite plate thus far). As far as sweets, I am taking in less sugar now than I used to. I still have my coffee with cream and sugar at times (and very little at that), but I'm also drinking it black more than before. All of these changes along with my exercise routine have worked together to aid in my weight loss.

I have been taking vitamin supplements but really it's just a simple multivitamin daily that you can get at any store. It has helped boost my immune system and given my body the nutrients needed that I may not be getting naturally with my food intake. I have added a couple of others that aren't included in the multivitamin supplement but only because I don't get enough of them from the foods I eat. Remember, as the name implies, they are to _supplement_ what nutrients you are taking in daily (in other words, what you're not getting because of allergies/reactions to certain foods or availability of those foods). It's also important to talk to your doctor and get informed on what you can and can't (or shouldn't) take when it comes to supplements. In certain instances, certain vitamins/minerals can actually be harmful in large quantities.

http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/bodybuilding-mom-dies-from-too-much-protein-and-urea-cycle-disorder
http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/supplements-that-work-and-ones-you-should-skip
http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/best-foods-for-natural-health

Regarding Ken's comment about weight gain and eating more, this is true but it needs to be taken in context. As you continue training and working out, you are building muscle mass as you burn fat even though it's not visually noticeable. This will affect what you see on the scale depending on your progress. If you are weight-training or doing any high-intensity workout, you will notice that your appetite increases over time (this happened to me as well) and you may find yourself hungry after a workout even if you've eaten prior. This is normal because your body needs to replenish itself accordingly during the recovery process after such workouts. The key here is to eat foods that are as healthy as they can be with as little processing as possible. Carbs and protein provide energy before and after intense workouts, but they have to be healthy carbs and protein. Fats are also good, but they must be "healthy" fats (unsalted roasted peanuts, avocados, etc.) and _in_moderation_. While the video covers this near the end, it does so poorly in my opinion in ways that can be easily refuted as mentioned above and some of the examples given leave a lot to be desired. Then again, 5 minutes can't cover everything.

Ultimately, this is what has worked for me and it was an "evolutionary" process in my fitness journey. Everyone's different and every strategy will be different, but the core mentality and process is pretty much the same.


Windigo says: Phew!

Posted at 2017-08-22T18:51:11Z relating to the show hpr2342 which was released on 2017-07-25 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Wherein our hero fails to repair a garage door.

I kept expecting a message on the end of this episode stating that it was uploaded posthumously. Glad to hear things went okay!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening - even if the problem wasn't solved. I had never given my garage door any thought, and I'm glad to know more about how it works.


Ken Fallon says: Citation needed

Posted at 2017-08-21T16:38:30Z relating to the show hpr2361 which was released on 2017-08-21 by klaatu entitled Information Underground: Working Out, from a series on Information Underground

I would just like to comment on the perception I picked up in the show that exercise leads to weight loss. The facts do not seem to support this. For the best video I was able to find on this topic, please see this VOX video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXTiiz99p9o

"after studding 60 papers exercise is pretty useless when it comes to weight loss"

Dr. kevin Hall says "We need to re-brand exercise. Exercise isn't a weight loss tool per se, it's excellent for health and is probably the best single thing that you can do other than stopping smoking to improve your health. But don't look at it as a weight loss tool".

In many cases exercise indirectly leads to eating more and thus more weight gain.


Dave Morriss says: I adjusted your text

Posted at 2017-08-19T21:18:21Z relating to the show hpr2366 which was released on 2017-08-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Making Bramble Jelly, from a series on Cooking

Hi Tony. I adjusted your original text regarding temperature in line with your comment, and left an "Editor's Note". You can also contact admin at hackerpublicradio.org if you need errors fixed.
Dave


Tony Hughes says: hpr2366 Making Bramble Jelly

Posted at 2017-08-19T20:04:00Z relating to the show hpr2366 which was released on 2017-08-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Making Bramble Jelly, from a series on Cooking

Hi

Sorry, I meant to say If you have a Jam Thermometer you can use that to find the jam/jelly point, but I use visual clues such as the rolling boil with small bubbles. Also it stands to reason that if sterilising the Jug in the oven it needs to be a heat proof one, otherwise use boiling water just before using.


Ken Fallon says: A better starting point

Posted at 2017-08-19T11:42:51Z relating to the show hpr2360 which was released on 2017-08-18 by Ahuka entitled Tradeoffs in the US Health Care System, from a series on Health and Healthcare

A better starting point may be to agree that everyone has a right to health care, and work from there.


Jonathan Kulp says: Mystery bugs

Posted at 2017-08-17T23:59:55Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Dave, I have no idea what else is out there making all of this noise. A biologist specializing in insects can probably make some sense of it, but to me it's just a bunch of wonderful noise.


Frank says:

Posted at 2017-08-17T17:41:01Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

This reminded me of the night sounds at Pine View Farm when I was growing up.


Tony Hughes says: hpr2354 :: Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee

Posted at 2017-08-16T09:49:33Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

Wow that is really loud, but fascinating. I recorded some wild life (bird song) while at a study centre in Birmingham in the UK last April its quite long at over 10 minutes but very relaxing maybe another show there.


Klaatu says: good coffee

Posted at 2017-08-15T16:54:04Z relating to the show hpr2356 which was released on 2017-08-14 by Ken Fallon entitled Safely enabling ssh in the default Raspbian Image

That sounded like some good coffee.


Dave Morriss says: Some impressive ambient sounds

Posted at 2017-08-14T16:44:31Z relating to the show hpr2354 which was released on 2017-08-10 by Jon Kulp entitled Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee, from a series on Sound Scapes

Thanks Jon. A great idea for a show. I'd love to know more about what was making those sounds - cicadas, as you said, but what else I wonder?

I haven't personally encountered anything quite like those night sounds. Here in not very rural Scotland you'd hear owls or foxes but not a lot else in my experience!


Kevin O'Brien says: That's why I recorded this

Posted at 2017-08-14T01:09:31Z relating to the show hpr2350 which was released on 2017-08-04 by Ahuka entitled Ahuka Insurance - Understanding The Marketplace

I know that the American system does not make sense to a most people outside the U.S., or frankly to most people inside the U.S. So I thought it was worth a little of my time to lay it out.


Canadianbob says: Health Insurance Market

Posted at 2017-08-13T17:07:43Z relating to the show hpr2350 which was released on 2017-08-04 by Ahuka entitled Ahuka Insurance - Understanding The Marketplace

As a Canadian, most of my fellow citizens find the idea of healthcare being a "marketplace" a little bit weird.

Universal medicare became a reality in the province of Saskatchewan in 1962. By 1971, piece by piece it had become a national program.

Now, the move is towards expanding into universal pharmacare, one of the missing pieces of our universal medicare system.


Ivan "Epicanis" Privaci (pseud.) says: Glad to be back!

Posted at 2017-08-12T16:54:39Z relating to the show hpr2353 which was released on 2017-08-09 by Epicanis entitled RoboThermometer

@b--yeezi That looks like exactly the sort of submersible temperature sensor that should work! It's exactly the same core component as far as the RaspberryPi is concerned, they've just stuck it to a heat-conducting piece of stainless steel and sealed it up so that it can be submerged into whatever liquid (or potentially-wet weather, etc) you might want to monitor. From what I read, you'll need a 4.7kOhm resistor between two of those leads (the "module" I'm using[1] has that built onto the board already) but otherwise you should be able to plug it right in and use it exactly as described.

@ClaudioM thanks for the encouraging feedback! I swear I really am trying to produce _much_ more often than I have been. Probably more short episodes coming Real Soon Now!...

[1] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013GB27HS


Dave Morriss says: Great show - most enjoyable

Posted at 2017-08-12T16:43:00Z relating to the show hpr2349 which was released on 2017-08-03 by Windigo entitled Customizing my bash prompt, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for doing this show. I enjoyed it a lot (even though I'm rather late listening to it).

I have done stuff to my prompts in the past, on Unix systems and on Linux, but have just not bothered in later years. I like the ideas you talk about here and may well be inspired to experiment some more.


ClaudioM says: Another Great Episode

Posted at 2017-08-11T12:03:49Z relating to the show hpr2353 which was released on 2017-08-09 by Epicanis entitled RoboThermometer

Even with all those dry "robotic" commands and regex, you always find a way to make such things interesting and entertaining to listen to. Thanks again for another great episode and welcome back!


b--yeezi says: On my to-do list

Posted at 2017-08-11T03:02:01Z relating to the show hpr2353 which was released on 2017-08-09 by Epicanis entitled RoboThermometer

Thanks for this entertaining and informative episode. I've been meaning to test out temperature monitoring on a Raspberry pi for some time. Do you know if the process you described will work for one-wire temperature probes like the one shown here https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N6GAR11/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1502420419&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=one+wire+temperature+probes&dpPl=1&dpID=416dSXz3BUL&ref=plSrch


Mad Sweeney says: Sean Nós Free Software Song made me happy

Posted at 2017-08-08T20:33:20Z relating to the show hpr2351 which was released on 2017-08-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

That's a fleadh cheoil winner right there.

Thanks


Dave Morriss says: #hprep

Posted at 2017-08-07T16:49:27Z relating to the show hpr2326 which was released on 2017-07-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

It's a while ago now and my memory is not what it was, but I think we were marvelling at your preparedness to go public with your plans. I for one am looking forward to hearing these episodes - no joke!


Dave Morriss says: Not sure about 'exa'

Posted at 2017-08-06T20:33:16Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Perhaps it's still too new, but 'exa' doesn't seem quite the tool for me.

Firstly I couldn't find out what the colours and underlines actually mean. Secondly I find that I need to change the screen background colour and font to be able to read the coloured text. Admittedly, this might be my eyes, but if a filename is basically a blur I don't get a lot from the feature! (I have similar problems with other commands that generate coloured output, so I don't blame 'exa'.)

Potentially the Git interface is useful, though I don't know what the symbols mean. The whole thing needs documentation - ideally in the form of a well-structured manpage. Also I was puzzled to find that:

exa -l --git db_*

didn't show the Git details for the matching files. These are only shown when there's no file argument.

My final nit-pick is that my favourite 'ls -ltr' can't be written so simply in 'exa'. The equivalent seems to be:

exa -ls modified

I'd like to see a way of setting defaults (like sort by modification time), through an environment variable or a configuration file. As Jon says, using aliases would also be a solution.

I shall be intrigued to see how 'exa' develops. It does have promise. Thanks for alerting me to it @clacke.


Jonathan Kulp says: Awkward!

Posted at 2017-08-06T19:55:42Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

That `exa` command does look pretty cool and powerful but it is WAY too awkward to type. i would have to make an alias for it, maybe even link `ls` to it.



clacke says: A new `ls` alternative

Posted at 2017-08-06T02:59:23Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

On the topic of `ls`, there's a new player and people say it's both faster (I'm assuming it's stat'ing less eagerly than coreutils ls does) and more featureful (more coloring, info on git things, some tree visualization). Haven't tried it myself yet.

https://the.exa.website

Also it's written in Rust, but that's least interesting property of it.


Windigo says:

Posted at 2017-08-05T03:15:45Z relating to the show hpr2349 which was released on 2017-08-03 by Windigo entitled Customizing my bash prompt, from a series on Bash Scripting

Quick follow up: Xoke was kind enough to remind me that I hadn't posted a link anywhere to my configurations. Here's the git repository:

https://gitlab.com/windigo-configs/bash.git

x1101: That makes a lot more sense, especially on multi-user systems, since you wouldn't want to steamroll other users' rc files with your own. Thanks for the tip, man! :)


operat0r says: safety first!

Posted at 2017-08-04T13:47:28Z relating to the show hpr2342 which was released on 2017-07-25 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Wherein our hero fails to repair a garage door.

I ignored some of these safety precautions when I adjusted the tension on my screen it was scary as hell lol from what I was reading basically it needs to start to pull itself up after about the halfway mark mine was struggling a little bit too much so I had to add some tension


x1101 says: prompt for other users

Posted at 2017-08-04T12:15:27Z relating to the show hpr2349 which was released on 2017-08-03 by Windigo entitled Customizing my bash prompt, from a series on Bash Scripting

Windigo -
Loved the episode. Very well articulated! I had one thought. When you want to run your prompt as another user (or, have other-user specific prompts), you don't need to do any symlinking, especially on a multi-user system.

For example, on servers I helped manage, I had .rootbashrc in my home directory, and after I did a sudo su - to get a root shell, I would then source /home/x1101/.rootbashrc to get _my_ root specific rc file.

Just some food for thought.


Geddes says:

Posted at 2017-08-02T22:57:30Z relating to the show hpr2310 which was released on 2017-06-09 by Geddes entitled Kdenlive Part 6 Workflow and Conclusion.

Thanks to everyone (particularly the HPR community news hosts) for the complementary comments. I enjoyed everything involved with narrating and producing the series, learnt a hell of a lot in the process, discovering as I went along that I was entering the world of the voice over artist. Your comments Ken on creative commons last month I felt were spot on and I’m happy to have made a contribution to CC community via HPR.

Geddes


MrX says: Great first show

Posted at 2017-07-29T18:42:36Z relating to the show hpr2322 which was released on 2017-06-27 by bjb entitled A bit of background on virtualenvwrapper

Sorry for taking so long to comment but I’m always running many shows behind and just listened to yours last night, I felt I had to comment.

Just wanted to say many thanks for a great first show, enjoyed it so much that I listened to it twice, very concise and clear covering a confusing topic. I never until now fully understood the difference between .bas_profile and .bashrc. Your show notes also put mine to shame.

Look forward to hearing another one whenever you get a chance. I know for myself finding the time can be difficult.

Best regards MrX


Jonathan Kulp says: Kobo anagrams to Book

Posted at 2017-07-28T01:25:59Z relating to the show hpr2337 which was released on 2017-07-18 by Jon Kulp entitled The Kobo Aura eReader

Thanks for leaving your comment, lostnbronx. Glad to hear you enjoyed the episode. One thing I neglected to mention and I might not even have realized when I recorded the episode is that the name of the device is an anagram of the word "book." I'm definitely loving my Kobo. I should probably load it up with your latest book haha!


lostnbronx says: Great Overview

Posted at 2017-07-27T18:47:03Z relating to the show hpr2337 which was released on 2017-07-18 by Jon Kulp entitled The Kobo Aura eReader

I have a Kobo Aura, and I really love it. I also have a 2nd gen Kindle, which is a very nice device, but the Kobo definitely beats it.

This was an excellent look at an excellent product. I've owned mine for a while now, yet you still taught me a few new tricks. Great job!


Kevin O'Brien says: On the way

Posted at 2017-07-27T00:04:32Z relating to the show hpr2343 which was released on 2017-07-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Healthcare in the Netherlands, from a series on Health and Healthcare

b-yeezi, I already recorded several shows on the U.S. system and they will be coming out over the next weeks.


b-yeezi says: Unexpectedly interesting

Posted at 2017-07-26T17:10:05Z relating to the show hpr2343 which was released on 2017-07-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Healthcare in the Netherlands, from a series on Health and Healthcare

I am really surprised how much I enjoyed this episode. It seems like a good system. Can you do the U.S.'s system next?


Windigo says:

Posted at 2017-07-23T23:27:23Z relating to the show hpr2338 which was released on 2017-07-19 by Quvmoh entitled Binaural recording 2 off to work, from a series on Sound Scapes

I've been listening to HPR episodes I've missed, and just recently caught your previous episode about how you create these recordings. Thanks for the follow-up!


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2017-07-19T00:48:27Z relating to the show hpr2338 which was released on 2017-07-19 by Quvmoh entitled Binaural recording 2 off to work, from a series on Sound Scapes

Wow, that started off really creepy. I couldn't tell they were sounds from the podcast and thought it was happening in my office!


ClaudioM says: Re: Nostalgia

Posted at 2017-07-18T13:18:54Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

Glad you enjoyed it, Dave! I'll be downloading Open Adventure on my Fedora laptop to see if it will compile there since it wouldn't work in Termux. I did get Zork to work using Frotz in Termux (it's available in the repo for Termux and the Zork game files are downloadable online), so I'll surely be doing an episode on that soon as a sequel to this one.


klaatu says: homebrew virtual envs

Posted at 2017-07-17T21:50:27Z relating to the show hpr2333 which was released on 2017-07-12 by b-yeezi entitled VirtualenvWrapper for Fish Shell

I'm not a fan of fish, but I love your homemade virtual env. I did something somewhat similar in bash at my old job, and it worked pretty well. When I stumbled across virtualenv, I just used that.


Dave Morriss says: Nostalgia

Posted at 2017-07-16T19:54:50Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

This was great!

At my first job at the University of Lancaster around 1977/78 there was a copy of Adventure installed on the ICL 1900 mainframe which many of us played during lunch breaks. We had the FORTRAN source and were not above peeking at it to try and work out some of the puzzles! It was quite addictive, I remember.

Thanks for the show.


ClaudioM says:

Posted at 2017-07-14T12:42:38Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

Thanks, Kevin. I hope to actually give Frotz a try with the Zork code that is available online so that I can do an episode on it.


Kevin says:

Posted at 2017-07-13T22:30:35Z relating to the show hpr2334 which was released on 2017-07-13 by Claudio Miranda entitled Our Adventure Begins!

Right with you on this. I was born in 1966. Very interesting to go over origin of games and where they are now. Would love to hear more like this.



admin says: congrates

Posted at 2017-07-11T18:56:20Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Nice episode, Biene.
And congratulations to your first HPR