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hpr3416 :: HPR Community News for August 2021

Ken's not available so MrX joins Dave to talk about the shows and comments in August

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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

There were no new hosts this month.

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
3391 Mon 2021-08-02 HPR Community News for July 2021 HPR Volunteers
3392 Tue 2021-08-03 Structured error reporting Tuula
3393 Wed 2021-08-04 We need to talk about XML klaatu
3394 Thu 2021-08-05 Be an XML star with xmlstarlet klaatu
3395 Fri 2021-08-06 Hacking Stories with Reacted: part 1 operat0r
3396 Mon 2021-08-09 Card roles in Magic the Gathering klaatu
3397 Tue 2021-08-10 What is a PineTime Daniel Persson
3398 Wed 2021-08-11 Anacron klaatu
3399 Thu 2021-08-12 Linux Inlaws S01E36: Open Source Licenses monochromec
3400 Fri 2021-08-13 Normal Layer Modes: Normal, Dissolve, Color Erase Ahuka
3401 Mon 2021-08-16 Mana hacks klaatu
3402 Tue 2021-08-17 Reading a manifesto: Declaration of Digital Autonomy clacke
3403 Wed 2021-08-18 Forth on microcontrollers Brian in Ohio
3404 Thu 2021-08-19 Suse 15.3 Leap JWP
3405 Fri 2021-08-20 Hacking Stories with Reacted: part 2 operat0r
3406 Mon 2021-08-23 A study of cards in games klaatu
3407 Tue 2021-08-24 Software Freedom Podcast Ken Fallon
3408 Wed 2021-08-25 Composting Rho`n
3409 Thu 2021-08-26 Linux Inlaws S01E37: All about Hacker Public Radio monochromec
3410 Fri 2021-08-27 Operating Systems Ahuka
3411 Mon 2021-08-30 Dominion card game klaatu
3412 Tue 2021-08-31 Reading a license: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Unported clacke

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 24 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 9 comments on 5 previous shows:

  • hpr3323 (2021-04-28) "The alternate Internet you never knew existed" by klaatu.

  • hpr3331 (2021-05-10) "Audio for Podcasting: Episode 1 - The Microphone" by Thaj Sara.
    • Comment 2: bjb on 2021-08-08: "Question about mic positioning"

  • hpr3377 (2021-07-13) "Chromebook support and more" by Zen_Floater2.
    • Comment 2: Guardian on 2021-08-08: "Lousy sound quality abuses audience."

  • hpr3382 (2021-07-20) "How I fixed a fault on my car for free thanks to YouTube" by MrX.
    • Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2021-08-06: "I hadn't quite appreciated what was happening"
    • Comment 2: MrX on 2021-08-07: "Oops"
    • Comment 3: ShortFatBaldGuy on 2021-08-28: "Appreciation for episode"

  • hpr3388 (2021-07-28) "Linux Inlaws S01E35: The Free Software Foundation Europe" by monochromec.
    • Comment 2: dragestil on 2021-08-07: "Regarding RMS"
    • Comment 3: Bob on 2021-08-10: "Clarification"
    • Comment 4: dragestil on 2021-08-11: "Re: Clarification"

This month's shows

There are 15 comments on 7 of this month's shows:

  • hpr3393 (2021-08-04) "We need to talk about XML" by klaatu.
    • Comment 1: Trey on 2021-08-06: "Thank you."
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2021-08-08: "I loved the show"

  • hpr3394 (2021-08-05) "Be an XML star with xmlstarlet" by klaatu.
    • Comment 1: norrist on 2021-08-05: "My one cool xmlstarlet trick"

  • hpr3395 (2021-08-06) "Hacking Stories with Reacted: part 1" by operat0r.
    • Comment 1: norrist on 2021-08-06: "Please do more"
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2021-08-09: "I loved this story"
    • Comment 3: Beeza on 2021-08-23: "Social Engineering Access"

  • hpr3399 (2021-08-12) "Linux Inlaws S01E36: Open Source Licenses" by monochromec.
    • Comment 1: Kevin O'Brien on 2021-08-14: "Another good show"

  • hpr3400 (2021-08-13) "Normal Layer Modes: Normal, Dissolve, Color Erase" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: bjb on 2021-08-12: "Thanks"
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2021-08-12: "You are most welcome"

  • hpr3407 (2021-08-24) "Software Freedom Podcast" by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 1: Some Guy On The Internet on 2021-08-27: "Great Show."

  • hpr3410 (2021-08-27) "Operating Systems" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: Trey on 2021-08-27: "Love this history"
    • Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2021-08-27: "You are most welcome"
    • Comment 3: Jan on 2021-08-27: "Observations"
    • Comment 4: Kevin O'Brien on 2021-08-30: "Audio quality"
    • Comment 5: Ken Fallon on 2021-08-30: "Can you define broken"

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

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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

Older HPR shows on

This month 10 additional shows in the range 1-870 have been uploaded.

Since we don't want to upload shows without summaries or tags the old shows and tag and summary projects are now tied together. So we will be all the more welcoming of tag and summary updates submitted as described on the summary page.

Tags and Summaries

Thanks to the following contributors for sending in updates in the past month:
Archer72, Rho`n, Ken Fallon, Dave Morriss

Over the period tags and/or summaries have been added to 108 shows which were without them.

There are currently 114 shows which need a summary and/or tags.

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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Comment #1 posted on 2021-09-07 00:57:13 by Kevin O'Brien

My former profession

You said something to the effect of me having a "teacherly manner", and that may be the result of my 20 years teaching at the university level. I loved the teaching part, but I hated the paperwork, and especially disliked to low pay. In the U.S. at least teaching is not valued at all, so I left academia to become an IT Project Manager, which is the main reason I can enjoy my retirement now.

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