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Correspondent

Paul Quirk

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paul.nospam@nospam.pquirk.com

I'm a licensed electrician, but my hobbies include open source software and retro computing. After listening to Hacker Public Radio for almost a year, I decided to become a contributor.



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hpr3899 :: Repair corrupt video files for free with untruc

2023-07-13. 00:05:20. Clean. general.
video, corrupt, fix, file, linux.

This is how I fixed corrupt video files from my dash cam after an accident

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hpr3771 :: How I eliminated pain naturally

2023-01-16. 00:19:46. Clean. general.
elliptical, ergonomics, pain, natural, Microsoft, Logitech, Elecom.

I describe how I managed to eliminate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis.

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hpr3347 :: Ethical Analysis of Renewable Energy and Conservation

2021-06-01. 00:15:04. Clean. general.
Ethics, renewable, energy, poverty, solar, wind, conservation, green.

I read a paper I wrote about the ethical issues of renewable energy and conservation efforts.

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hpr3224 :: Adventures in Retrocomputing with the Mac Plus

2020-12-10. 00:24:39. Clean. Mental Health.
Mac, Plus, Iomega, zip, drive, OS, 7.5.5, 6.0.8, retro, computing.

I talk more about my hobby with retrocomputing, and then Greensleeves.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr3218 :: An introduction to Darktable

2020-12-02. 00:26:14. Clean. general.
darktable, RAW, photo, photography, editing.

A brief introduction to RAW photography, the Darktable application, and then sheep may safely graze

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hpr3213 :: Electrical Safety

2020-11-25. 00:30:35. Clean. general.
Electrical, safety, code, electricity, electrocution.

I discuss why and how I stay safe when working with electricity, with some ear candy at the end.

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hpr3208 :: The Paul Quirk show: Wacom with Pinebook, and thoughts on the DMCA takedown

2020-11-18. 00:18:40. Clean. general.
Pinebook, Pro, Wacom, tablet, DMCA, takedown, Youtube, Canadian, Canada, Music.

I got a Wacom tablet to use with my Pinebook, and then share my thoughts on the recent DMCA takedown

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hpr3203 :: The Paul Quirk show: Retro Computing

2020-11-11. 00:30:38. Clean. general.
retro, computing, Paul Quirk show, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Vic 20, Apple II, coco, 8-bit, PET, Atari.

I discuss the hobby of retro computing in this episode.

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hpr3198 :: Income Life insurance and then Chopin

2020-11-04. 00:23:01. Clean. general.
Income, life, insurance, investment, investing, Chopin.

I talk about my thoughts on Income Life insurance, and then we listen to some Chopin

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hpr3193 :: Meet Antithesis

2020-10-28. 00:32:26. Clean. Hardware upgrades.
Pinebook, Pro, 64, unboxing.

Meet my new computer, a Pinebook Pro, as I explain my rationale, unbox it, and set it up.

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hpr3169 :: Ludwig van Beethoven with a hint of Chopin

2020-09-24. 00:41:58. Clean. All Songs Considered.
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fredrick Chopin, classical, energetic, music, public domain.

A fine treat to satisfy your earholes.

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hpr3159 :: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

2020-09-10. 00:45:03. Clean. All Songs Considered.
Vivaldi, four seasons, creative commons.

All four movements of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, celebrating the Creative Commons license

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hpr3154 :: Make NextCloud your next cloud

2020-09-03. 00:12:51. Clean. general.
Raspberry Pi, NextCloud, federated.

I go into my reasons for using NextCloud, what it is, and why you might want it.

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hpr3148 :: Why Open Source matters (to me)

2020-08-26. 00:26:52. Clean. general.
history, open source, matters, vic 20, amiga, commodore.

I go briefly into my own history that has lead me to choose open source software exclusively.

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hpr3017 :: Developing Black and White Film

2020-02-25. 00:42:24. Clean. general.
Photography, film, developing, black and white.

Join me as I develop my first roll of black and white film since over 30 years ago.

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hpr3007 :: Photography 101

2020-02-11. 00:24:28. Clean. general.
Photography 101, digital, film, camera.

I tell you everything I know about the basics of photography

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hpr3002 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 8: Vote of thanks

2020-02-04. 00:19:16. Explicit. general.
Commodore, 64, PET, Vic 20, amiga, World of Commodore, TPUG.

This is the final episode of the World of Commodore 2019 mini series.

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hpr3000 :: Chopin Free project

2020-01-31. 00:23:53. Clean. general.
musopen, Frédéric Chopin.

An effort to produce royalty and copyright free versions of Frédéric Chopin work.

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hpr2997 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 7: Video Playback with 1541 Ultimate

2020-01-28. 00:19:21. Clean. Hobby Electronics.
Commodore 64, retro, computing, games, gamer, vintage, video, World of Commodore, TPUG.

In this seventh episode, Greg returns to tell us how he got full video playback on a Commodore 64.

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hpr2992 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 6: Introduction to C64 OS

2020-01-21. 00:35:59. Clean. Hobby Electronics.
Commodore, 64, OS, World of Commodore.

Greg Naçu presents to us his new operating system to the Commodore 64

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hpr2987 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 5: New games from Double Sided Games

2020-01-14. 00:37:30. Clean. general.
Commodore 64, retro, computing, games, gamer, vintage.

A presentation by Jérémie Marsin of Double Sided games.

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hpr2982 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 4: Bare metal c64 Emulation on Raspberry Pi

2020-01-07. 00:40:20. Clean. Hobby Electronics.
Raspberry, Pi, emulation, Commodore, 64, World of Commodore, TPUG, Toronto, Pet, Users, Group, Github, Open Sour.

Randy Rossi's presentation of his Github project on bare metal emulation of the C64 on a Pi 3.

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hpr2977 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 3: Life after Commodore

2019-12-31. 00:27:40. Clean. Interviews.
Commodore, PET, Amiga, 64, Geckos, retro, Inside Commodore, DOS.

A presentation by Dr. Richard Immers, author of "Inside Commodore DOS"

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hpr2971 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 2: Hacking GeckOS

2019-12-23. 00:49:20. Clean. Hobby Electronics.
Commodore, PET, Amiga, Geckos, retro, Linux, Open Source.

Glen Holmer explains how he got Linux running on a Commodore 64.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr2966 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 1: The Interviews

2019-12-16. 00:19:34. Clean. Hobby Electronics.
Commodore, PET, Amiga, Gecko, retro.

In this first episode, I interview exhibitors and members at the World of Commodore in 2019.

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