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hpr3846 :: HPR Community News for April 2023

HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 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
3826 Mon 2023-04-03 HPR Community News for March 2023 HPR Volunteers
3827 Tue 2023-04-04 Reply to hpr 3798 Brian in Ohio
3828 Wed 2023-04-05 The Oh No! News. Some Guy On The Internet
3829 Thu 2023-04-06 The Edinburgh cohort of HPR hosts stops Mumbling! Dave Morriss
3830 Fri 2023-04-07 Into New Mexico Ahuka
3831 Mon 2023-04-10 Introducing Bumble Bee. Some Guy On The Internet
3832 Tue 2023-04-11 How I left Google behind minnix
3833 Wed 2023-04-12 Software Freedom Podcast Ken Fallon
3834 Thu 2023-04-13 2022-2023 New Years Show Episode 5 HPR Volunteers
3835 Fri 2023-04-14 Retro Karaoke machine Part 2 Archer72
3836 Mon 2023-04-17 Using 'zoxide', an alternative to 'cd' Dave Morriss
3837 Tue 2023-04-18 Make a vortex cannon Mike Ray
3838 Wed 2023-04-19 Biking to Work Jon Kulp
3839 Thu 2023-04-20 Rip a CD in the terminal Archer72
3840 Fri 2023-04-21 Playing the Original Civilization Ahuka
3841 Mon 2023-04-24 The Oh No! News. Some Guy On The Internet
3842 Tue 2023-04-25 What’s in my bag series MrX
3843 Wed 2023-04-26 LinuxLUGCast pre-show ramblings Honkeymagoo
3844 Thu 2023-04-27 2022-2023 New Years Show Episode 6 HPR Volunteers
3845 Fri 2023-04-28 Using tmux, the terminal multiplexer Overview Archer72

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 16 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 6 comments on 4 previous shows:

  • hpr3819 (2023-03-23) "Remapping Mouse Buttons with XBindKeys on Linux" by Jon Kulp.
    • Comment 1: Zen_floater2 on 2023-04-03: "LOOK EVERYBODY!!!"

  • hpr3822 (2023-03-28) "A tale of wonder, angst and woe" by Bookewyrmm.
    • Comment 2: Bookewyrmm on 2023-04-17: "small update"

  • hpr3823 (2023-03-29) "Gitlab Pages for website hosting" by norrist.
    • Comment 1: rho`n on 2023-04-01: "Congfiguring HPR site generator"

  • hpr3825 (2023-03-31) "Creating a natural aquarium" by minnix.
    • Comment 3: minnix on 2023-04-01: "video demonstration"
    • Comment 4: Ahuka on 2023-04-03: "Brings back memories"
    • Comment 5: minnix on 2023-04-06: "Hi Ahuka"

This month's shows

There are 10 comments on 8 of this month's shows:

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

Unicode characters in shows

It came to light during the month that shows with Unicode characters in their title, summary or notes were not being represented properly on the website.

This is the definition of Unicode on Wikipedia:

Unicode, formally The Unicode Standard, is an information technology standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems. The standard, which is maintained by the Unicode Consortium, defines as of the current version (15.0) 149,186 characters covering 161 modern and historic scripts, as well as symbols, thousands of emoji (including in colors), and non-visual control and formatting codes.

The software and database behind the HPR website come from a time before Unicode, but had been updated to use this encoding a number of years ago. However, it was discovered that some changes had been overlooked.

We are currently making changes to ensure that Unicode is properly displayed on the web site, and in audio tags. It will be necessary to find and correct encoding errors in the database, and this process will be carried out as soon as possible. ✓


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