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hpr4016 :: Today I learnt

2023-12-25. 00:07:01. Clean. Today I Learnt.
cli, pdf.

Today I learnt how to remove a password from a pdf file

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hpr3915 :: Why the hell is my audio clipping?

2023-08-04. 00:13:22. Clean. general.
audio, podcasting, Audacity.

MrX has audio that is clipping but will he be able to fix it?

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hpr3863 :: HPR episode about ChatGPT produced by ChatGPT

2023-05-24. 00:09:13. Clean. general.
ChatGPT, AI, Artificial Inelegance.

In this article I gave ChatGPT a prompt and it produced an HPR episode about ChatGPT

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hpr3853 :: Creating a Prompt for ChatGPT to generate an HPR show

2023-05-10. 00:10:13. Clean. general.
ChatGPT, AI, Artificial Inelegance.

A rushed episode going over the steps I used to create a ChatGPT prompt to generate an HPR episode

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hpr3842 :: What’s in my bag series

2023-04-25. 00:32:03. Clean. What's in My Toolkit.
Bag, Work.

In this episode I go through the contents of the bag I take to work.

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hpr3717 :: Video editing with Shotcut on a low end PC

2022-11-01. 00:11:35. Clean. general.
workflow, tips, video, editing, application.

In this episode I explain how I use the shotcut video editor to edit video on a low end PC.

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hpr3468 :: Distro upgrade intervals on my Raspberry Pi

2021-11-17. 00:13:06. Clean. general.
Linux, Distros, Raspberry Pi, Debian.

In this episode I discuss Debian distro upgrade intervals for my raspberry Pi

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hpr3382 :: How I fixed a fault on my car for free thanks to YouTube

2021-07-20. 00:12:40. Clean. general.
Car, Repair, Hack, DIY.

How I fixed a fault on my car for free and as an added bonus without injuring myself!

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hpr3285 :: Upgrading Lubuntu on my Samsung N150 Plus netbook

2021-03-05. 00:17:59. Clean. general.
Linux, Distros, Netbook, Lubuntu.

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS to 20.04.1 LTS upgrade on ageing Samsung N150 Plus netbook.

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hpr3266 :: Upgrading Debian on my raspberry pi

2021-02-08. 00:33:21. Clean. general.
Linux, Distros, Raspberry Pi, Debian.

In this episode I cover the process of upgrading Debian from Jessie 8 to Stretch 9 on my raspberrypi

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hpr3254 :: The Markdown editor Retext

2021-01-21. 00:24:54. Clean. general.
Markdown, HPR, shownotes.

In this episode I cover the markdown editor ReText. I found this useful when creating show notes

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hpr3192 :: A light bulb moment, part 3

2020-10-27. 00:12:57. Clean. general.
Electrical, Hacks.

The LED revolution

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hpr3186 :: A light bulb moment, part 2

2020-10-19. 00:07:30. Clean. general.
Hardware, electrical.

The history of lighting

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hpr3145 :: A light bulb moment, part 1

2020-08-21. 00:10:49. Clean. general.
Hardware, electrical.

Finding the working voltage of a bulb

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hpr3132 :: Keeping track of where I am

2020-08-04. 00:22:42. Clean. general.
Linux, bash, podcasts, audio, scripts.

How I keep track of where I am

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hpr3067 :: Getting my Python3 code working in Python2

2020-05-05. 00:25:26. Clean. A Little Bit of Python.
Python, Programming, Linux, Raspberry Pi.

What I had to do to get my raspberry Pi PifaceCAD board working after a Debian upgrade.

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hpr3044 :: mocp snooze tip

2020-04-02. 00:06:31. Clean. general.
Linux, bash, podcasts, audio.

A quick snooze tip when using mocp

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hpr3030 :: My new Samsung tablet

2020-03-13. 00:28:06. Clean. general.
Android, Tablet.

A general discussion about my new 10.5 inch Samsung Galaxy tablet

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hpr3024 :: A funny thing happened the other day

2020-03-05. 00:04:19. Clean. general.
story, audio, sound.

Describing a funny thing that happened the other day.

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hpr2976 :: A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 4

2019-12-30. 00:06:31. Clean. A Little Bit of Python.
Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.

This is the last show in the series and covers the main program section at the bottom of my script

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hpr2963 :: A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 3

2019-12-11. 00:14:40. Clean. A Little Bit of Python.
Audio, Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.

In this episode I cover functions activated when a button is pushed on the PiFaceCAD board

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hpr2951 :: A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 2

2019-11-25. 00:14:48. Clean. A Little Bit of Python.
Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.

In this episode I cover some generic functions at the top of the code.

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hpr2933 :: A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 1

2019-10-30. 00:14:31. Clean. A Little Bit of Python.
Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.

In this series a do whirl wind tour of the Python code I developed for my PifaceCAD board

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hpr2923 :: Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 5

2019-10-16. 00:29:10. Clean. general.
Audio, Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, Python, Raspberry Pi.

In this episode I cover how I use my 2nd add on board the PiFace Control and Display

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hpr2914 :: Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 4

2019-10-03. 00:08:46. Clean. general.
Audio, Podcasts, Linux, Raspberry Pi, hardware, electronics, projects.

In this episode I cover my 2nd add on board for the raspberry pi

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hpr2901 :: Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 3

2019-09-16. 00:13:55. Clean. general.
Audio, Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, hardware, electronics, Raspberry Pi.

In this episode I cover the 1st add-on board I purchased for one of my raspberry pi's

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hpr2889 :: Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 2

2019-08-29. 00:17:32. Clean. general.
Audio, Podcasts, Linux, Command Line, PDA, hardware.

In this episode I cover the hardware I've used over the years to listen to podcasts.

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hpr2879 :: Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 1

2019-08-15. 00:31:17. Clean. general.
Audio, Podcasts, Linux, Ncurses.

This episode badly covers the console audio player moc.

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hpr2872 :: Shoe Lace Tips

2019-08-06. 00:07:52. Clean. general.
hacks, tips.

In this episode I give some shoe lace tips

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hpr2867 :: The Kenwood TS940S Automatic Tuning Unit

2019-07-30. 00:13:04. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur, Radio, Ham.

I cover the Automatic Tuning unit on my Kenwood TS940S, re comment from HPR2668

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hpr2744 :: Yet Another Rambling Drive Into Work

2019-02-07. 00:33:42. Clean. general.
Podcast, Cars.

Yet another rambling attempt at making a show on the way into work

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hpr2734 :: Mashpodder

2019-01-24. 00:18:59. Clean. general.
Podcast, ncurses, command-line.

A poor rushed attempt at covering the excellent podcast client mashppoder

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hpr2688 :: Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 5

2018-11-21. 00:17:19. Clean. HAM radio.
HF, Ham, Amateur Radio.

In this episode I cover the remaining Receiver section controls of the TS940S.

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hpr2678 :: Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 4

2018-11-07. 00:16:24. Clean. HAM radio.
HF, Ham, Amateur Radio.

In this episode I cover the first four Receiver section controls of the TS940S

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hpr2668 :: Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 3

2018-10-24. 00:18:10. Clean. HAM radio.
HF, Ham, Amateur Radio.

In this episode I cover the Main / sub displays meter memory and band keys of the TS940S.

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hpr2656 :: Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 2

2018-10-08. 00:14:04. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur, Radio, Ham.

In this episode I cover the mode and frequency selection controls of my Kenwood TS 940S

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hpr2648 :: Explaining the controls on my Amateur HF Radio Part 1

2018-09-26. 00:27:26. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur, Radio, Ham.

I attempt to explain the controls on my Kenwood TS940S HF Amateur Radio.

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hpr2640 :: Another Rambling Drive Into Work

2018-09-14. 00:13:55. Clean. general.
recording, podcasting, audio, microphone, car, Audacity.

An second attempt at making a show on the way into work

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hpr2561 :: A reluctant dog walk

2018-05-28. 00:24:32. Clean. Sound Scapes.
dog, walking.

A reluctant dog walk after some hand stripping

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hpr2559 :: My Favourite Browser extension

2018-05-24. 00:18:37. Clean. general.
Internet, Research, Browser, Firefox, Plug-in, Add-On.

In this episode I cover my favourite browser Add-on

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hpr2499 :: Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band

2018-03-01. 00:12:47. Clean. HAM radio.
ham radio, amateur radio, radio, hf.

In this episode I give an example of what sort of things you can expect hear on the HF band

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hpr2486 :: Some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally

2018-02-12. 00:16:08. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio, Ham Radio.

In this episode I talk about some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally.

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hpr2418 :: What's in my ham shack, part 2

2017-11-08. 00:24:16. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio, Ham Radio.

A description of what's in my amateur radio shack

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hpr2414 :: What's in my ham shack, part 1

2017-11-02. 00:22:11. Clean. HAM radio.
ham radio, amateur radio.

A description of what's in my amateur radio shack.

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hpr2377 :: A Rambling Drive Into Work

2017-09-12. 00:22:41. Clean. general.
car, drive, podcast, audio.

An attempt at making a show on the way into work

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hpr2367 :: How I create and post a show to HPR

2017-08-29. 00:20:09. Clean. general.
HPR, recording, audacity.

In this episode I describe the process I use to create and post a show to HPR.

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hpr2344 :: Follow on to HPR2340 (Tracking the HPR queue in Python)

2017-07-27. 00:14:29. Clean. Programming 101.
Python, Programming, Hardware, BlinkStick.

Improved version of script to capture the number of HPR shows in the queue using python.

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hpr2340 :: Tracking the HPR queue in Python

2017-07-21. 00:21:32. Clean. general.
Python, Programming, Hardware, BlinkStick.

I explain how I capture the number of HPR shows in the queue using python

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hpr2335 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 9

2017-07-14. 00:15:12. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

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hpr2328 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 8

2017-07-05. 00:13:50. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

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hpr2321 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 7

2017-06-26. 00:18:27. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr2316 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 6

2017-06-19. 00:15:41. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr2311 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 5

2017-06-12. 00:19:26. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr2307 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 4

2017-06-06. 00:15:42. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr2301 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 3

2017-05-29. 00:13:24. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr2296 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 2

2017-05-22. 00:12:04. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr2292 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 1

2017-05-16. 00:21:46. Clean. HAM radio.
Amateur Radio.

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

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hpr2112 :: My old home server

2016-09-06. 00:15:45. Clean. general.
linux, hardware, server.

A show about my old home server

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hpr2106 :: My Podcast Client

2016-08-29. 00:19:51. Clean. general.
Linux, Software, Podcasts.

A show about my podcast client

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hpr2089 :: Solving a blinkstick python problem

2016-08-04. 00:20:20. Clean. general.
Hardware, Electronics, Programming, Raspberry pi, python, open source, BlinkStick.

How I solved a problem I found when trying to control my new blinkstick nano with Python

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hpr2071 :: Undocumented features of Baofeng UV-5R Radio

2016-07-11. 00:08:51. Clean. HAM radio.
Electronics, Amateur Radio, Open Source.

Follow on show about undocumented features I found on my Baofeng UV-5R radio

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hpr2062 :: Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

2016-06-28. 00:40:46. Clean. general.
Hardware, Electronics, Amateur Radio, Open Source, Linux.

Show about an interesting documentary I recently came across and new piece of hardware

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hpr1980 :: Fixing An Audio Problem while having a rant

2016-03-04. 00:09:53. Clean. general.
Audio, Hardware, Linux.

Describing how I solved an audio problem while having a rant about automation limiting control

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hpr1709 :: Hacking Your Teeth

2015-02-19. 00:20:50. Clean. general.
gum disease, Periodontitis, Interdental tooth brush.

Advice on hacking your teeth

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hpr1563 :: Starting Programs at boot on the Raspberry Pi

2014-07-30. 00:15:43. Clean. general.
raspberry pi, rc.local, bootstrap.

How I start programs at boot on my Raspberry Pi

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hpr1496 :: wiki on the raspberry pi

2014-04-28. 00:18:48. Clean. general.
Raspberry Pi, Wikidot, DokuWiki, Apache, DidiWiki, sed.

My experience of playing with wiki software on the raspberry pi

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hpr1478 :: Batteries Part 2

2014-04-02. 00:48:03. Clean. general.
battery, charger, trickle charger.

My early experience with batteries & memorable battery operated devices

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hpr1398 :: Batteries Part 1

2013-12-11. 00:20:22. Clean. general.
battery, alkaline cells, rechargeable battery, NiMH, NiCd, Lithium-Ion, Li-Ion.

A show about batteries - Part 1

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hpr1348 :: Fuse

2013-10-02. 00:15:35. Clean. general.
World War 2, bomb fuse.

MrX speaks about a bomb fuse that belonged to his grandfather

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hpr1047 :: Soldering Part 2: An audio demonstration of soldering

2012-08-07. 00:27:18. Clean. general.
multicore solder, flux, perf board, strip board, bread board.

More about the process of soldering

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hpr1037 :: Soldering Part 1

2012-07-24. 00:27:45. Clean. general.
solder, soldering, soldering iron, soldering sponge, dry joint.

A show about the tools needed for soldering

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hpr911 :: Hobbies

2012-01-27. 00:34:26. Clean. general.
playing music, electronics, amateur radio, computing.

Mr X talks about hobbies he's had over the years

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