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hpr3586 :: HPR Community News for April 2022

HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 2022

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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 hosts:
Lee, Sarah.

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
3565 Fri 2022-04-01 Heavy Hacking down in the quarry. timttmy
3566 Mon 2022-04-04 HPR Community News for March 2022 HPR Volunteers
3567 Tue 2022-04-05 What is NVMe™ and why is it important? JWP
3568 Wed 2022-04-06 PopKorn Episode 2: Programming, Mathematics, and Asymmetric Literacy BlacKernel
3569 Thu 2022-04-07 Linux Inlaws S01E53: Rust Marketing monochromec
3570 Fri 2022-04-08 The Filesystem Ahuka
3571 Mon 2022-04-11 The Meatball Mystery Windigo
3572 Tue 2022-04-12 More about NVMe JWP
3573 Wed 2022-04-13 Home Coffee Roasting, part 2 dnt
3574 Thu 2022-04-14 Local Talking Newspapers Lee
3575 Fri 2022-04-15 An Edinburgh Blether Dave Morriss
3576 Mon 2022-04-18 First impressions of Ubuntu 22.04 as a daily driver. knightwise
3577 Tue 2022-04-19 Hello and how I got into tech Sarah
3578 Wed 2022-04-20 Linux Inlaws S01E54: Electronic Freedom Never Mind the Civil Rest monochromec
3579 Thu 2022-04-21 PINN is not NOOBS Archer72
3580 Fri 2022-04-22 RAW images Ahuka
3581 Mon 2022-04-25 My daily Linux driver. knightwise
3582 Tue 2022-04-26 Rolling a new character Tuula
3583 Wed 2022-04-27 takov751 and dnt talk about browsers dnt
3584 Thu 2022-04-28 The collective history of RAID controller brands JWP
3585 Fri 2022-04-29 Freedom of speech in open source, Part 2. Some Guy On The Internet

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 41 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 10 comments on 7 previous shows:

  • hpr2881 (2019-08-19) "Automatically split album into tracks in Audacity" by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 5: Archer72 on 2022-04-25: "And now I know, and will forget again"

  • hpr3378 (2021-07-14) "A bit of my experience with Starlink internet service" by Jezra.
    • Comment 1: Windigo on 2022-04-06: "Congratulations!"

  • hpr3534 (2022-02-17) "Vernier caliper" by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 4: Kevin O'Brien on 2022-04-16: "Taking me back"

  • hpr3554 (2022-03-17) "Guide to the Science and Technology Section of Bitchute" by Mechatroniac.

  • hpr3559 (2022-03-24) "Linux Inlaws S01E52: The Zig Project" by monochromec.
    • Comment 1: clacke on 2022-04-18: "The nitty-gritty of US non-profits"
    • Comment 2: clacke on 2022-04-18: "Re: The nitty-gritty of US non-profits"

  • hpr3563 (2022-03-30) "Home Coffee Roasting, part 1" by dnt.
    • Comment 2: ClaudioM on 2022-04-01: "Enjoyed this Episode while Brewing my Morning Coffee :-)"

  • hpr3564 (2022-03-31) "Removing EXIF data from an image" by Dave Morriss.
    • Comment 2: ClaudioM on 2022-04-01: "Thanks for the Application Reminder!"
    • Comment 3: Xoke on 2022-04-01: "My troubles with EXIF"
    • Comment 4: Kevin O'Brien on 2022-04-16: "Orientation in Android"

This month's shows

There are 31 comments on 10 of this month's shows:

  • hpr3565 (2022-04-01) "Heavy Hacking down in the quarry. " by timttmy.
    • Comment 1: Jeremiah Schroeder on 2022-03-28: "Couldn't agree more"
    • Comment 2: K. Olin on 2022-03-28: "Great show"
    • Comment 3: Clayton Miner on 2022-03-28: "This brings back memories"
    • Comment 4: Windigo on 2022-04-02: "Thanks for the contribution"
    • Comment 5: jezra on 2022-04-05: "I started falling asleep"

  • hpr3568 (2022-04-06) "PopKorn Episode 2: Programming, Mathematics, and Asymmetric Literacy" by BlacKernel.
    • Comment 1: Some Guy On The Internet on 2022-04-08: "Public Service Announcement"

  • hpr3570 (2022-04-08) "The Filesystem" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: zen_floater2 on 2022-04-08: "Squirrel applause"
    • Comment 2: Miguel on 2022-04-08: "Good blast from the past"
    • Comment 3: Kevin O'Brien on 2022-04-08: "Thank you"
    • Comment 4: Some Guy On The Internet on 2022-04-13: "I'm not old enough."
    • Comment 5: Kevin O'Brien on 2022-04-14: "RAID on DOS"

  • hpr3571 (2022-04-11) "The Meatball Mystery" by Windigo.
    • Comment 1: kinghezy on 2022-04-12: "Meatballs and such"
    • Comment 2: Windigo on 2022-04-14: "Thanks"

  • hpr3572 (2022-04-12) "More about NVMe" by JWP.
    • Comment 1: Some Guy On The Internet on 2022-04-13: "Thanks for the information."

  • hpr3574 (2022-04-14) "Local Talking Newspapers" by Lee.
    • Comment 1: Windigo on 2022-04-14: "Enlightening episode"
    • Comment 2: brian-in-ohio on 2022-04-15: "good show"
    • Comment 3: elmussol on 2022-04-24: "elderly relatives et al"
    • Comment 4: elmussol on 2022-04-24: "addendum"

  • hpr3575 (2022-04-15) "An Edinburgh Blether" by Dave Morriss.
    • Comment 1: Some Guy On The Internet on 2022-04-15: "Declassified"
    • Comment 2: brian-in-ohio on 2022-04-15: "show"

  • hpr3576 (2022-04-18) "First impressions of Ubuntu 22.04 as a daily driver." by knightwise.
    • Comment 1: Some Guy On The Internet on 2022-04-18: "Yikes!"
    • Comment 2: Zen_floater2 on 2022-04-19: "Your review"
    • Comment 3: Ken Fallon on 2022-04-28: "How do you pay for software ?"

  • hpr3577 (2022-04-19) "Hello and how I got into tech" by Sarah.
    • Comment 1: brian-in-ohio on 2022-04-19: "welcome"
    • Comment 2: mcnalu on 2022-04-19: "Welcome"
    • Comment 3: Lurking Prion on 2022-04-23: "Welcome!"
    • Comment 4: Kevin O'Brien on 2022-04-24: "Great show"
    • Comment 5: Sarah on 2022-04-25: "@Kevin O'Brien"
    • Comment 6: Kevin O'Brien on 2022-04-25: "@Sarah"

  • hpr3578 (2022-04-20) "Linux Inlaws S01E54: Electronic Freedom Never Mind the Civil Rest" by monochromec.
    • Comment 1: bittin on 2022-04-11: "More Europe Centric"
    • Comment 2: zen_floater2 on 2022-04-24: "centralized federal power"

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

Reminders about show submission

Show spacing

Please remember that we normally ask that shows submitted by a host be spaced out by at least two weeks - unless the queue is extremely short of shows of course!

Commas between tags

A number of shows in recent weeks have been arriving with tags lists missing the requested commas. Hosts are requested to use these to separate tags, otherwise it can be difficult to work out where one tag ends and the next begins. How to interpret the following list, for example:

dog fish custard

Does it mean: 'dog fish, custard', 'dog, fish custard' or 'dog,fish,custard'?

Host names/handles or series names as tags

Next, a recommendation about the host name/handle or the series name as a tag. Tags are intended to help with finding shows.

We have another way of finding shows by host; the host name or handle is a link at the top of the show page which can be clicked to go to a list of all of the shows ever submitted by that host.

Also, if a show is part of a series, clicking on the series title on the show page will take you to all the shows in that series.

So, two tags best avoided are: the host name and the series name.

Use of Explicit only covers audio

Be aware that the selection made during the submission of a new show between 'Explicit' and 'Clean' only relates to the audio. Due to the world-wide distribution of shows we need to be sensitive to potential offense caused by swearwords and the like in the notes themselves. We would appreciate all HPR hosts being aware of these issues.

Please do not add your own intro and outro

A final reminder: it was decided via discussion on the HPR mailing list that we would automate the addition of the intro and outro to show audio. We would appreciate it if hosts did not add these themselves because work is then required to remove them before preparing the show for release.

Developments on HPR

Some work has been going on behind the scenes to improve the workflow which handles incoming shows and adds them to the database.

We have added a set of state values which indicate the processing flow so that people and software can track progress.

The calendar page has been adjusted to show some of these state mnemonics in addition to the Locked and Processing indicators we have had before.

The status mnemonics likely to be seen are:

  • SHOW_SUBMITTED - upload complete
  • METADATA_PROCESSED - shownotes processed to html
  • SHOW_POSTED - show in the database
  • MEDIA_TRANSCODED - audio all generated
  • UPLOADED_TO_IA - on the IA and visible
  • UPLOADED_TO_RSYNC_NET - archived on

The steps required to move from one state to another have been streamlined as much as possible but they still require the intervention of the Janitors, so there is no guarantee about the time between arrival and the availability of shows on the HPR server or

Access to HPR from Argentina

The problems reported in the last Community News have now been resolved.

Older HPR shows on, phase 2

Now that all shows from number 1 to the latest have been uploaded to the Internet Archive there are other tasks to perform.

During the uploading of shows in the range 1-870 we uploaded all the audio versions: wav, ogg, mp3, etc. We also uploaded any other files such as pictures or documentation. We do this for new shows as well.

The reason for this is to make self-contained shows on the Internet Archive, where previously such shows referred to the HPR server for various components.

The shows that had been uploaded during 2017 in the range 871 to 2429 did not include all these files. At that point we only had the mp3 versions of the audio, and these were what were uploaded, along with the notes.

During phase 1 of the upload process a method of turning the mp3 audio into all of the other formats was included, and this method is now being used to re-process shows 871 to 2429.


We will keep a record of progress here as we re-upload shows numbered between 871 and 2429:

  • Re-uploads done so far: 131
  • Shows remaining to be done: 1428


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Comment #1 posted on 2022-05-19 17:01:56 by brian-in-ohio


You spoke to soon about the mailing list being quiet! ;-)

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