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hpr2936 :: HPR Community News for October 2019

Ken discusses last months shows and talks about OggCamp, FLOSS Weekly, FOSDEM, and Star Wars.

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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:

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
2912 Tue 2019-10-01 Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 06 lostnbronx
2913 Wed 2019-10-02 Windows, SDN, and Firewalls Beto
2914 Thu 2019-10-03 Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 4 MrX
2915 Fri 2019-10-04 Intro - My Recording Setup Carl
2916 Mon 2019-10-07 HPR Community News for September 2019 HPR Volunteers
2917 Tue 2019-10-08 Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 07 lostnbronx
2918 Wed 2019-10-09 Selecting random item from weighted list Tuula
2919 Thu 2019-10-10 hosting software in HPR show notes Jezra
2920 Fri 2019-10-11 Better Social Media 03 - MeWe Ahuka
2921 Mon 2019-10-14 Geocaching with the family thelovebug
2922 Tue 2019-10-15 Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 08 lostnbronx
2923 Wed 2019-10-16 Describing how I listen to podcasts PART 5 MrX
2924 Thu 2019-10-17 Hacking an Alarm Clock to Make it Quieter Jon Kulp
2925 Fri 2019-10-18 LinuxLugCast's Memorial for FiftyOneFifty Honkeymagoo
2926 Mon 2019-10-21 Full Circle Magazine Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
2927 Tue 2019-10-22 Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 09 lostnbronx
2928 Wed 2019-10-23 Building markov chains with Haskell Tuula
2929 Thu 2019-10-24 Recovering Files from a Dead MacBook Air Jon Kulp
2930 Fri 2019-10-25 Better Social Media 04 - Diaspora Ahuka
2931 Mon 2019-10-28 Wallabag for on premises article aggregation b-yeezi
2932 Tue 2019-10-29 Stardrifter RPG Playtest Part 10 lostnbronx
2933 Wed 2019-10-30 A walk through my PifaceCAD Python code – Part 1 MrX
2934 Thu 2019-10-31 Server Basics 106: Namespaces and containers klaatu

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 14 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 7 comments on 5 previous shows:

  • hpr2895 (2019-09-06) "The work of fire fighters, part 2" by Jeroen Baten.
    • Comment 3: Don on 2019-10-20: "great podcast"

  • hpr2900 (2019-09-13) "Better Social Media 01 - Introduction" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: Jeroen baten on 2019-10-05: "Hope you will find time to discuss Okuna"
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2019-10-05: "No plans for now"

  • hpr2906 (2019-09-23) "Feature Engineering for Data-Driven Decision Making" by b-yeezi.
    • Comment 2: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-10-08: "Love the idea here..."

  • hpr2909 (2019-09-26) "ONICS Basics Part 3: Networking Fundamentals" by Gabriel Evenfire.
    • Comment 2: Gabriel Evenfire on 2019-10-08: "Thanks for the feedback"
    • Comment 3: gerryk on 2019-10-17: "Yet another top episode"

  • hpr2911 (2019-09-30) "my internet connection" by Jezra.

This month's shows

There are 7 comments on 5 of this month's shows:

  • hpr2913 (2019-10-02) "Windows, SDN, and Firewalls" by Beto.
    • Comment 1: ClaudioM on 2019-10-02: "+1 on Chocolatey Recommendation"

  • hpr2915 (2019-10-04) "Intro - My Recording Setup" by Carl.
    • Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2019-10-04: "More shows on ...."

  • hpr2921 (2019-10-14) "Geocaching with the family" by thelovebug.
    • Comment 1: jezra on 2019-10-17: "what a fun adventure"
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2019-10-17: "I loved the show"

  • hpr2925 (2019-10-18) "LinuxLugCast's Memorial for FiftyOneFifty " by Honkeymagoo.
    • Comment 1: lostnbronx on 2019-10-19: "I Never Met Fifty, But I Knew Him"

  • hpr2928 (2019-10-23) "Building markov chains with Haskell" by Tuula.
    • Comment 1: b-yeezi on 2019-10-29: "Thanks for this episode"
    • Comment 2: Tuula on 2019-10-31: "thanks for the feedback!"

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:

Events Calendar

With the kind permission of we are linking to The Community Calendar.

Quoting the site:

This is the community event calendar, where we track events of interest to people using and developing Linux and free software. Clicking on individual events will take you to the appropriate web page.

Any other business

FLOSS Weekly

Ken Fallon and Ahuka appeared on FLOSS Weekly Episode 553 on October 30th 2019 to talk about Hacker Public Radio.

OggCamp 2019

There was an HPR presence at OggCamp 2019. This was held at The Manchester Conference Centre during the weekend of October 19th and 20th 2019. We had an HPR table, which was manned by many HPR hosts and received many visitors. Ken recorded interviews which will be released later in November.


A request has been made to get a Podcasters table at FOSDEM 2020.

HPR on podcast networks

We need some help getting HPR on Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, etc.

Ken versus espeak

Which is preferable, the espeak show summary or Ken’s new reading of the information?

Watching Star Wars for the first time

A question: should it be watched in Episode or Production Order?

Tags and Summaries

There were no tag or summary updates in the past month.

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Comment #1 posted on 2019-11-04 01:11:34 by lostnbronx

Ken's Voice Is Better Than espeak

For my part, Ken's reading of the opening info is far, far better than espeak. Then again, a screaming cat would be better. I've brought up what an incredible turn-off that espeak intro is to new listeners on the email list before, and was hooted down. But, if you're asking for opinions, well, this is mine.

Comment #2 posted on 2019-11-05 19:34:00 by Jon Kulp


Thanks for holding it down solo this month, Ken! And yes I did think of using a potentiometer instead of a resistor, but this clock's case didn't have much wiggle room and I wasn't up for anything more challenging. A volume knob for the alarm would be fantastic, for sure.

Comment #3 posted on 2019-11-19 16:01:52 by clacke

Release order or episode order?

I haven't rewatched all the movies myself but when I do, and I hope I will with my son at some point, it will be in Machete Order (so named because it was first described on the nomachetejuggling blog).

The explanation why is full of spoilers and you can find it online. In short, it takes the journey of one soul, reexamines it through the story of another, then joins the stories in a grand finale.

The order is: IV V II III VI and then episode order from then on. It papers over some of Lucas's worst narrative mistakes and ruins none of the surprises except one.

If this seems silly, then release order. The prequels require original trilogy (TOT) knowledge to fully enjoy, and they ruin important surprises in TOT, so episode order is just not the way.

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