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hpr3826 :: HPR Community News for March 2023

HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in March 2023

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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
3803 Wed 2023-03-01 Chatbot hallucination dnt
3804 Thu 2023-03-02 2022-2023 New Years Show Episode 2 HPR Volunteers
3805 Fri 2023-03-03 Document File Formats on Wikipedia Archer72
3806 Mon 2023-03-06 HPR Community News for February 2023 HPR Volunteers
3807 Tue 2023-03-07 PeePaw builds a computer Brian in Ohio
3808 Wed 2023-03-08 Funkwhale A social platform to enjoy and share music Ken Fallon
3809 Thu 2023-03-09 The Abominable Post Apocalyptic Podcast Player Mechatroniac
3810 Fri 2023-03-10 Clifton, Arizona Ahuka
3811 Mon 2023-03-13 mkfifo and named pipes Klaatu
3812 Tue 2023-03-14 PeePaw's computer does nothing Brian in Ohio
3813 Wed 2023-03-15 The postmarketOS Podcast Ken Fallon
3814 Thu 2023-03-16 2022-2023 New Years Show Episode 3 HPR Volunteers
3815 Fri 2023-03-17 The UNIVAC Uniscope - The first terminal with a video monitor Deltaray
3816 Mon 2023-03-20 Post Apocalyptic 4s5 Battery Pack Mechatroniac
3817 Tue 2023-03-21 The Oh No! News. Some Guy On The Internet
3818 Wed 2023-03-22 nop test redux Brian in Ohio
3819 Thu 2023-03-23 Remapping Mouse Buttons with XBindKeys on Linux Jon Kulp
3820 Fri 2023-03-24 Introduction to Gaming Ahuka
3821 Mon 2023-03-27 The Oh No! News. Some Guy On The Internet
3822 Tue 2023-03-28 A tale of wonder, angst and woe Bookewyrmm
3823 Wed 2023-03-29 Gitlab Pages for website hosting norrist
3824 Thu 2023-03-30 2022-2023 New Years Show Episode 4 HPR Volunteers
3825 Fri 2023-03-31 Creating a natural aquarium minnix

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 29 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 6 comments on 5 previous shows:

  • hpr3434 (2021-09-30) "From 0 to K8s in 30 minutes" by Klaatu.
    • Comment 3: Mike Ray on 2023-03-24: "Built a cluster in a rack"

  • hpr3751 (2022-12-19) "Using Noisetorch" by Deltaray.
    • Comment 2: Reto on 2023-03-28: "Noisetorch, the second choice"

  • hpr3761 (2023-01-02) "HPR Community News for December 2022" by HPR Volunteers.
    • Comment 1: Kevin O'Brien on 2023-03-16: "Travel journals"

  • hpr3794 (2023-02-16) "Retro Karaoke machine restored" by Archer72.
    • Comment 1: one_of_spoons on 2023-03-01: "tape cassettes"
    • Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2023-03-14: "Obsolete Audio Devices Rule"

  • hpr3802 (2023-02-28) "Attack of the Squishmallow" by Rho`n.
    • Comment 1: Kevin O'Brien on 2023-03-18: "Impressive undertaking"

This month's shows

There are 23 comments on 11 of this month's shows:

  • hpr3803 (2023-03-01) "Chatbot hallucination" by dnt.
    • Comment 1: Mechatroniac on 2023-02-27: "The Inverted Rabbit"

  • hpr3806 (2023-03-06) "HPR Community News for February 2023" by HPR Volunteers.

  • hpr3807 (2023-03-07) "PeePaw builds a computer" by Brian in Ohio.
    • Comment 1: Mechatroniac on 2023-02-26: "."
    • Comment 2: Mechatroniac on 2023-02-26: "."
    • Comment 3: brian-in-ohio on 2023-03-08: "forth shows"

  • hpr3808 (2023-03-08) "Funkwhale A social platform to enjoy and share music" by Ken Fallon.
    • Comment 1: dnt on 2023-03-09: "funkwhale"
    • Comment 2: Windigo on 2023-03-22: "Piqued interest"

  • hpr3809 (2023-03-09) "The Abominable Post Apocalyptic Podcast Player" by Mechatroniac.
    • Comment 1: Some Guy on The Internet on 2023-03-09: "The normiees wouldn’t like it."
    • Comment 2: Mechatroniac on 2023-03-09: "captions"
    • Comment 3: norrist on 2023-03-09: "Premium HPR content"
    • Comment 4: Mechatroniac on 2023-03-10: "reply"

  • hpr3810 (2023-03-10) "Clifton, Arizona" by Ahuka.
    • Comment 1: zen_floater2 on 2023-03-10: "up-state !"

  • hpr3814 (2023-03-16) "2022-2023 New Years Show Episode 3" by HPR Volunteers.
    • Comment 1: Stache_AF on 2023-03-16: "I need to speak up"
    • Comment 2: Some Guy on The Internet on 2023-03-17: "I vote for "Push To Talk"."
    • Comment 3: Ken Fallon on 2023-03-26: "What license"
    • Comment 4: Some Guy On The Internet on 2023-03-27: "Video License."

  • hpr3815 (2023-03-17) "The UNIVAC Uniscope - The first terminal with a video monitor" by Deltaray.
    • Comment 1: mirwi on 2023-03-24: "Second delete key -> carriage return?"
    • Comment 2: Deltaray on 2023-03-27: "Documentation on keyboard layout"

  • hpr3821 (2023-03-27) "The Oh No! News." by Some Guy On The Internet.
    • Comment 1: Trey on 2023-03-27: "Mastodon?"
    • Comment 2: Some Guy On The Internet on 2023-03-28: "My Mastodon handle."

  • hpr3822 (2023-03-28) "A tale of wonder, angst and woe" by Bookewyrmm.
    • Comment 1: Windigo on 2023-03-31: "Wrist device"

  • hpr3825 (2023-03-31) "Creating a natural aquarium" by minnix.
    • Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2023-03-31: "Great and fascinating show"
    • Comment 2: minnix on 2023-03-31: "Thanks Dave"

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.

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Events Calendar

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Any other business

Movement of the play button on each show page

  • A request was made to move this from the bottom of each show page, where it can be difficult to find because of the length of the notes, to the top.
  • The change was made in the last week of March.

Non-English shows

How to organise them?

  1. Just an intro and then the show
  2. An intro and then the show, then the text-to-speech translation after
  3. Just the text-to-speech translation
  4. The original in the left channel and the text-to-speech in the right


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Comment #1 posted on 2023-04-04 11:43:43 by Kevin O'Brien

Updating your profile

I have wanted to update my profile, but I haven't discovered how to do it. I cold then add my Mastodon account.

Comment #2 posted on 2024-02-25 19:53:33 by elmussol

Creative Commons dubstep

In commenting on 3808 and Ken musing about a best of CCHits playlist, I am reminded of his comments during the end of CCHits show about developing a love of dubstep. I would **love** a curated CC Dubstep playlist. Does it exist yet Ken?

Comment #3 posted on 2024-02-26 09:57:36 by elmussol

Forth pun?

Dave mentioned in reference to 3818 that he used a Forth called Ample on a synth he has. A sly reference perhaps to:

Comment #4 posted on 2024-02-27 19:28:21 by Dave Morriss

Re: Forth pun?

Hi elmussol,

Is this a "pun too far"? I have no idea about the origin of Ample as the language for running the Music 500 synthesiser for the BBC micro. It's documented as Forth-like, and was probably my only real experience of such languages.

I did manage to code (transcribe) some music back in the day, though the BBC Micro couldn't manage anything of any length due to it storing the Ample in RAM.

I found the following about the Music 500, which I'd hoarded with the intention of maybe doing a show about it. Id' have to resurrect my BBC Micro and find the Music 500 to do it though!

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