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Hosted by Dick Thomas on 2012-12-05 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
ZX Spectrum, Corel Linux, Debian, Gentoo, Ubuntu. 3.
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Duration: 00:17:13

How I got into tech.

Started by monsterb, this series invites people to share with us how they found Linux. It has become traditional for first time hosts to share with us their journey to Linux. Indeed it has morphed to be way to share your journey in tech right up to your first contribution to HPR.

Dick Thomas (xpd259)

How I got in to Linux

Dear listeners, Today I will be briefly explaining my adventure in to tech and Linux, Starting with getting my first computer a ZX Spectrum to the current day behemoth and Debian obsession and making youtube videos for fun and to spead word of FOSS and all things Linux/BSD

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Comment #1 posted on 2012-12-06 16:49:12 by pokey

Good idea

I loved the tea break with the HPR promo in the middle. It was a great idea. It reminds me of one of Klaatu's coffee breaks on Gnu World Order. I'm really sorry that it didn't execute as well as it was planned.

I'm guessing that you did that in audacity, and I'd bet that either one of two things happened. Just guesses, but:

1.) you didn't unlink the tracks before pasting it in, or

2.) you used "truncate silence" before "mix and render"

The first thing would be pretty obvious, so it probably wasn't that. The second would have removed the silence somewhere off screen if you had been zoomed in enough. If it was neither of those two things, I'd be really interested to find out what you think caused it.

For anyone using audacity, one suggestion is to use the high speed playback and listen to the whole track before your final save and export. If it's a track that you edited, then listening to it at 2X is fairly easy to do, even if you aren't used to listening to audio at that speed, because you're used to listening to that track.

Comment #2 posted on 2012-12-08 17:55:20 by Dick Thomas


yeah, used truncate silence. tbh it was my 1st ever time installing and using audactiy so I was stumbling around lot but I will try harder next time

Comment #3 posted on 2012-12-14 12:56:01 by pokey

Yup. Truncate silence is good, but if you're doing multi-track, then you want to truncate the silence in your source tracks before they are combined into the same project, or as the very last thing that you do before exporting, but certainly after "mix and render."

It was a good episode regardless. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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