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HPR Community News.

A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month.

New hosts

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Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
2499 Thu 2018-03-01 Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band MrX
2500 Fri 2018-03-02 What's In My Podcatcher 3 Ahuka
2501 Mon 2018-03-05 HPR Community News for February 2018 HPR Volunteers
2502 Tue 2018-03-06 Volume Of Thought lostnbronx
2503 Wed 2018-03-07 My journey into podcasting thelovebug
2504 Thu 2018-03-08 Intro to Git with pen and paper klaatu
2505 Fri 2018-03-09 The power of GNU Readline - part 3 Dave Morriss
2506 Mon 2018-03-12 Build Your Own Lisp (A Book Review) Brian in Ohio
2507 Tue 2018-03-13 Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town clacke
2508 Wed 2018-03-14 False Prophets lostnbronx
2509 Thu 2018-03-15 AudioBookClub 16 Matcher Rules HPR_AudioBookClub
2510 Fri 2018-03-16 26 - Diffie-Hellman-Merkle Key Exchange Ahuka
2511 Mon 2018-03-19 Response to episode 2496 b-yeezi
2512 Tue 2018-03-20 Intro to git remote klaatu
2513 Wed 2018-03-21 Why I choose Aperture first David Whitman
2514 Thu 2018-03-22 Electronics Calculator Kit NYbill
2515 Fri 2018-03-23 HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2 Various Hosts
2516 Mon 2018-03-26 Intro to git branch klaatu
2517 Tue 2018-03-27 DIY CCTV Security System operat0r
2518 Wed 2018-03-28 Converting My Laptop to Dual Boot Steve Saner
2519 Thu 2018-03-29 the_remora Builds a character in Edge of the Empire the_remora
2520 Fri 2018-03-30 Diffie-Hellman and Forward Secrecy Ahuka

Comments this month

These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows.
There are 34 comments in total.

There are 5 comments on 4 previous shows:

  • hpr2403 (2017-10-18) "Amateur Radio Round Table #3" by Various Hosts.
    • Comment 2: Ken Fallon on 2018-03-05: "Waveform Site"

  • hpr2453 (2017-12-27) "The power of GNU Readline - part 2" by Dave Morriss.
    • Comment 1: Hipstre on 2018-03-31: "GNU Readline 2"

  • hpr2486 (2018-02-12) "Some stuff I bought at a recent amateur radio rally" by MrX.
    • Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2018-03-01: "Quite a haul!"
    • Comment 2: MrX on 2018-03-10: "Re Quite a haul!"

  • hpr2498 (2018-02-28) "Life without Google" by Quvmoh.
    • Comment 1: Draco Metallium on 2018-03-03: "No more e-mails on my phone."

There are 29 comments on 12 of this month's shows:

  • hpr2499 (2018-03-01) "Tuning around the HF 40Mtr band" by MrX.
    • Comment 1: Michael on 2018-03-06: "Great show!"
    • Comment 2: MrX on 2018-03-10: "re Great show!"

  • hpr2500 (2018-03-02) "What's In My Podcatcher 3" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: Steve on 2018-03-06: "How in the world..."
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2018-03-06: "It's just what I do"

  • hpr2501 (2018-03-05) "HPR Community News for February 2018" by HPR Volunteers.
    • Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2018-03-03: ""
    • Comment 2: Ken Fallon on 2018-03-03: "Escape for pipe"
    • Comment 3: Clinton Roy on 2018-03-04: "Thank you."
    • Comment 4: clacke on 2018-03-07: "Re: flea market"

  • hpr2502 (2018-03-06) "Volume Of Thought" by lostnbronx.
    • Comment 1: Windigo on 2018-03-10: "Two comments"

  • hpr2503 (2018-03-07) "My journey into podcasting" by thelovebug.

  • hpr2505 (2018-03-09) "The power of GNU Readline - part 3" by Dave Morriss.
    • Comment 1: Jan on 2018-03-09: "Some Lines Of Support"
    • Comment 2: Clinton Roy on 2018-03-09: "Comment Command"
    • Comment 3: clacke on 2018-03-11: "Surprisingly useful"
    • Comment 4: Dave Morriss on 2018-03-25: "Thanks for the comments"

  • hpr2507 (2018-03-13) "Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town" by clacke.
    • Comment 1: clacke on 2018-02-25: "typo"
    • Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2018-02-26: "Re: typo"
    • Comment 3: clacke on 2018-02-26: "Re: typo"
    • Comment 4: clacke on 2018-02-28: "Re: that info.rkt for a node"
    • Comment 5: clacke on 2018-03-20: "Re: that info.rkt for a node"

  • hpr2508 (2018-03-14) "False Prophets" by lostnbronx.
    • Comment 1: clacke on 2018-03-23: "You're right to worry, but ..."
    • Comment 2: Lostnbronx on 2018-03-26: "I Agree With You, But..."
    • Comment 3: Ken Fallon on 2018-03-28: "Wendover Productions video"

  • hpr2509 (2018-03-15) "AudioBookClub 16 Matcher Rules" by HPR_AudioBookClub.
    • Comment 1: Clinton Roy on 2018-03-15: "interesting"

  • hpr2514 (2018-03-22) "Electronics Calculator Kit" by NYbill.
    • Comment 1: thelovebug on 2018-03-22: "Blind faith"
    • Comment 2: NYbill on 2018-03-22: "Enjoy the kit, Dave."
    • Comment 3: thelovebug on 2018-03-24: "Done and dusted"

  • hpr2515 (2018-03-23) "HPR 2017 New Years Eve show part 2" by Various Hosts.
    • Comment 1: clacke on 2018-03-27: "Markdown shownotes"

  • hpr2516 (2018-03-26) "Intro to git branch" by klaatu.
    • Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2018-03-26: "Intro to git"

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the HPR server under Mailman.

The threaded discussions this month can be found here:

Any other business

New series

Three new series have been added to HPR this month:

  • GNU Readline: shows about the Readline library
  • Hobby Electronics: building electronic circuits and kits
  • Introduction to Git: Klaatu's series of Git shows

Tags and Summaries

Thanks to Windigo for sending in updates in the past month.

Over the period 40 shows missing tags and/or summaries have been made whole.

If you would like to contribute to the tag/summary project visit the summary page at and follow the instructions there.

The summary page has been further enhanced this month. The list of tags at the end of the page has been laid out to show the blocks with the same starting letter, and an alphabetic index added at the front. It is hoped that this will make it easier to find tags relating to the show to which you are about to add tags.


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-04-02 14:37:25 by the_remora

Handle Origin

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.

Comment #2 posted on 2018-04-07 10:00:40 by clacke


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 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.

Comment #3 posted on 2018-04-09 19:43:04 by Kevin O'Brien

My name

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.

Comment #4 posted on 2018-04-12 13:23:47 by clacke

Living the dream

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.

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