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hpr2481 :: HPR Community News for January 2018

HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in January 2018

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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

Welcome to our new host:
Joey Hess.

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
2456 Mon 2018-01-01 HPR Community News for December 2017 HPR Volunteers
2457 Tue 2018-01-02 Getting ready for my new Macbook Pro knightwise
2458 Wed 2018-01-03 Chrome Plugins You Must Have operat0r
2459 Thu 2018-01-04 free software's long tail Joey Hess
2460 Fri 2018-01-05 The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)
2461 Mon 2018-01-08 Gitolite klaatu
2462 Tue 2018-01-09 AudioBookClub-14-Triplanetary-(First-in-the-Lensman-Series) HPR_AudioBookClub
2463 Wed 2018-01-10 Setting up a 32 Bit Ubuntu Server JWP
2464 Thu 2018-01-11 The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E04 - Digital Instruments The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)
2465 Fri 2018-01-12 TronScript where have you been all my life! operat0r
2466 Mon 2018-01-15 ShareX is awesome Xoke
2467 Tue 2018-01-16 I randomly talk about my laptops swift110
2468 Wed 2018-01-17 THE WELL operat0r
2469 Thu 2018-01-18 A flight itinerary in Bash Dave Morriss
2470 Fri 2018-01-19 Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017 Ahuka
2471 Mon 2018-01-22 Tea Time! operat0r
2472 Tue 2018-01-23 Forum Failure lostnbronx
2473 Wed 2018-01-24 Frotz - A Portable Z-Machine Interpreter Claudio Miranda
2474 Thu 2018-01-25 Open Source Gaming #3 The Atari Jaguar TheDUDE
2475 Fri 2018-01-26 Information Underground -- Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll lostnbronx
2476 Mon 2018-01-29 Gnu Awk - Part 9 b-yeezi
2477 Tue 2018-01-30 Reading Audio Books While Distracted dodddummy
2478 Wed 2018-01-31 City Of Masks - HPR_AudioBookClub HPR_AudioBookClub

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 33 comments in total.

There are 9 comments on 6 previous shows:

There are 24 comments on 11 of this month's shows:

  • hpr2456 (2018-01-01) "HPR Community News for December 2017" by HPR Volunteers.
    • Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2018-01-01: "Work load"
    • Comment 2: Mike Ray on 2018-01-01: "Soldering Iron"
    • Comment 3: Dave Morriss on 2018-01-01: "Soldering Iron"
    • Comment 4: Mike Ray on 2018-01-01: "Soldering"
    • Comment 5: Frank on 2018-01-01: "U. S. College Course Numbering"
    • Comment 6: Dave Morriss on 2018-01-03: "Learning to solder at school"

  • hpr2458 (2018-01-03) "Chrome Plugins You Must Have" by operat0r.
    • Comment 1: Xoke on 2018-01-04: "You missed uMatrix"

  • hpr2459 (2018-01-04) "free software's long tail" by Joey Hess.
    • Comment 1: dodddummy on 2018-01-04: "My new favorite episode"
    • Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2018-01-04: "Thanks for this Joey"

  • hpr2460 (2018-01-05) "The Alien Brothers Podcast - S01E03 - Decline of American Empire" by The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP).
    • Comment 1: Brian in Ohio on 2018-01-06: "alien brothers podcast"
    • Comment 2: Ken Fallon on 2018-01-08: "HPR has no length restriction"
    • Comment 3: Rutiger of the Alien Brothers Podcast on 2018-01-08: "Hi Brian from Ohio"
    • Comment 4: Klaatu on 2018-01-11: "Another brilliant episode."

  • hpr2461 (2018-01-08) "Gitolite" by klaatu.
    • Comment 1: jimzat on 2018-01-11: "gitolite and HPR2446"
    • Comment 2: Klaatu on 2018-01-12: "@jimzat"

  • hpr2462 (2018-01-09) "AudioBookClub-14-Triplanetary-(First-in-the-Lensman-Series)" by HPR_AudioBookClub.
    • Comment 1: Ahuka on 2018-01-13: "At long last!"

  • hpr2466 (2018-01-15) "ShareX is awesome" by Xoke.
    • Comment 1: Sundar on 2018-01-16: "Useful tool for streamlining screencapture"
    • Comment 2: Xoke on 2018-01-22: "'jif'"

  • hpr2470 (2018-01-19) "Obamacare Update At The End Of 2017" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: Windigo on 2018-01-24: "Thanks for the update!"
    • Comment 2: dodddummy on 2018-01-30: "Time to update for the elimination of the individual mandate?"
    • Comment 3: Ahuka on 2018-01-31: "I did cover it"

  • hpr2474 (2018-01-25) "Open Source Gaming #3 The Atari Jaguar" by TheDUDE.
    • Comment 1: dodddummy on 2018-01-23: "They won't sell."

  • hpr2475 (2018-01-26) "Information Underground -- Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll" by lostnbronx.

  • hpr2477 (2018-01-30) "Reading Audio Books While Distracted" by dodddummy.
    • Comment 1: dodddummy on 2018-01-29: "Correction"

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:

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Reserving Shows

Due to the recent spate of future show reservations a change of text is required. The proposed change is from:

All reservations need to be approved. In the case where you wish to reserve a particular slot but do not have the media recorded, you will need to get the reservation approved in advance by the HPR Mailing List.


All reservations need to be approved. Any host can reserve any slot one year in advance by recording their show and posting it on the desired day as normal. In exceptional circumstances it possible to make a reservation, but only if there was no way to have recorded the show in time, and with approval in advance by the HPR Mailing List.

This is intended only for exceptional circumstances such as a scheduled interview where we would like the audio to be released as soon after as possible, or to cover an important topical situation

Upload Errors

Some uploaders are reporting 403 permission denied. This is because one of the protection scripts is checking for strange activity. We narrowed this down to ' (quote) in file names, or | (pipes) in the show notes.

New series

Two new series have been added to the HPR system:

  • Health and Healthcare (13 episodes)
  • Sound Scapes (6 episodes)

Comment form 'justification'

The 'What does HPR mean to you?' field on the comment form is required when commenting on older shows. As an anti-spam measure this field needs to completed with text which is between 20 and 200 characters in length.

Tags and Summaries

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

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


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