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We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 18 years, 0 months, 2 days ago. our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to hackers". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. if you record your show now it could be released in 7 days.

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hpr3949 :: How I use virtualisation to tame my Social Media addiction.

Knightwise talks about the command line applications he uses to fight his Social Media addiction.

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linux, tailscale, vpn, social media, reddit, irc, discord, . general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:15:37

Apps I talk about

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hpr3948 :: Cleaning up my mancave and talking about Creativity

Knightwise sets up his podcast rig in a messy attic and talks about the stuff lying around

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linux, podcasting, retro. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:26:31

Just a Random babble as I setup my podcasting rig in the office, clearing out some old stuff and telling you about what I encounter.

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hpr3947 :: Archiving Floppy Disks

This show describes how I go about archiving old floppy disks.

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Duration: 00:16:49

Archiving Floppy Disks

Summary

This show describes how I go about archiving old floppy disks. These disks date back to the early 90s when floppy disks were a common way of installing software on personal computers. They were also used as a portable storage mechanism for data files.

Equipment That I'm Using

  • IBM ThinkCentre desktop computer with a 3.5in floppy disk drive
  • Installed the 32-bit version of Slackware 14.2

Making an image of an entire floppy disk

dd if=/dev/fd0 of=filename.dsk

Making a floppy disk from a disk image

dd if=filename.dsk of=/dev/fd0

Copy files from a floppy disk

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
cd /mnt/floppy
cp filename /some/destination/path/filename
cd
umount /mnt/floppy

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hpr3946 :: Planning for a planner, part 02.

Sgoti and Bumble Bee discuss discbound planners, agendas, ink pens and more.

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Discbound, Notebooks, Planners, Happy Planner, Ink Pens.. general. 1.

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Duration: 00:36:08

Discbound Planners and Notebooks.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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hpr3945 :: My chrome plugins

Daniel Persson summarize the essential plugins he uses every day

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We all use plugins in order to facilitate our work this is my favorite picks.

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hpr3944 :: Race for the Galaxy

Tuula explains very basics of card game called Race for the Galaxy

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Race for the galaxy

Race for the galaxy is a four player card game published by Rio Grande Games.

The goal of the game is to build a space imperium and the player with most victory points wins.

There's also a computer version of the game, which saves you from packing up the game after playing.

Turn sequence

There are five phases in turn:

  • Explore
  • Develop
  • Settle
  • Consume
  • Produce

At the beginning of turn, every player selects one of these phases and selections are revealed simultaneously. Only selected phases will be played. Player who selected a phase gets a small bonus.

Explore

  • draw two cards and keep one
  • bonus: draw five cards and keep one
  • bonus: draw one additional card and keep one additional card

Develop

  • place development card in play and discard cards from your hand to cover the cost
  • bonus: -1 to cost

Settle

  • place a planet card in play and discard cards from your hand to cover the cost
  • except military planets, which you'll conquer with your military score
  • if it's a windfall world, produce on it

Consume:

  • use consume powers on cards to turn good into victory points
  • you have to keep consuming until you can't anymore
  • bonus: trade one goods card for 2-5 cards
  • bonus: 2xVPs gain twice the victory points

Produce:

  • produce on regular planets
  • bonus: produce on windfall planet

repeat until:

  • one empire is 12 cards big
  • VP tokes run out

score:

  • points for cards on the table
  • cards in the hand (+1 for each)
  • VPs earned

special rules

  • cards on the table
  • draw extra cards
  • trade goods on planets
  • add up your military score
  • settle planets for cheaper
  • have bigger empire limit
  • produce on a windfall planet after discarding a card
  • etc.

Examples of cards

Star nomad raiders

  • military 2 planet, worth 1 vp
  • +1 to military
  • +2 cards when trading goods

Terraforming robots

  • development 3, worth 2 vp
  • draw 1 card after placing a world
  • discard 1 rare elements good to gain 1 card and 1 vp

Public works

  • development 1, worth 1 vp
  • draw 1 card after placing a development
  • discard 1 good to gain 1 vp

Expansions

All expansions add new cards.

The gathering storm

  • goals (first and most)
  • extra player

Rebel vs. Imperium

  • solo play
  • take over (conquer other player's worlds)
  • extra player

Brink of War

- prestige
  • counts as VP in the end
  • can be used to perform actions
  • requires two previous expansions

Alien Artifacts

  • incompatible with previous expansions
  • 49 cards representing alien orb players can explore
  • balance between expanding and exploring

Verdict

  • fun and quick game
  • every player concentrates on their own imperium
  • keep an eye what opponent is doing (trading / military)
  • cards are dense with information

Example

In closing

- questions, comments, feedback?

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hpr3943 :: Why my Dell does it better on Linux.

Knightwise talks about how he uses his Dell XPS 15 with Linux.

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The Config of my Dell XPS 15

          .-:/++oooo++/:-.               knightwise@Hawking
        `:/oooooooooooooooooo/-`           ------------------
      -/oooooooooooooooooooo+ooo/-         OS: Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04.3 LTS x86_
    .+oooooooooooooooooo+/-`.ooooo+.       Host: XPS 15 7590
   :oooooooooooo+//:://++:. .ooooooo:      Kernel: 6.2.0-26-generic
  /oooooooooo+o:`.----.``./+/oooooooo/     Uptime: 4 mins
 /ooooooooo+. +ooooooooo+:``/ooooooooo/    Packages: 2457 (dpkg), 19 (snap)
.ooooooooo: .+ooooooooooooo- -ooooooooo.   Shell: bash 5.1.16
/oooooo/o+ .ooooooo:`+oo+ooo- :oooooooo/   Resolution: 1920x1080
ooo+:. .o: :ooooo:` .+/. ./o+:/ooooooooo   DE: Cinnamon 5.2.7
oooo/-`.o: :ooo/` `/+.     ./.:ooooooooo   WM: Mutter (Muffin)
/oooooo+o+``++. `:+-          /oooooooo/   WM Theme: Yaru-Cinnamon-Dark (Yaru-C
.ooooooooo/``  -+:`          :ooooooooo.   Theme: Yaru-Cinnamon-Dark [GTK2/3]
 /ooooooooo+--+/`          .+ooooooooo/    Icons: Yaru-Cinnamon [GTK2/3]
  /ooooooooooo+.`      `.:++:oooooooo/     Terminal: gnome-terminal
   :oooooooooooooo++++oo+-` .ooooooo:      CPU: Intel i7-9750H (12) @ 4.500GHz
    .+ooooooooooooooooooo+:..ooooo+.       GPU: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Gra
      -/oooooooooooooooooooooooo/-         GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
        `-/oooooooooooooooooo/:`           Memory: 2736MiB / 31723MiB

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hpr3942 :: RE: How to make friends.

Sgoti replies to Klaatu's show, "How to make friends."

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RE: How to make friends.

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hpr3941 :: Interview with Yosef Kerzner

Interview with Yosef Kerzner

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Interviews, hacking, ai. general. 1.

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Interview with Yosef Kerzner

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yosef-kerzner-7231ab6

https://yosefsblog.blogspot.com/

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hpr3940 :: Equipment Maintenance

We prepare the RV and the truck for our trip.

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RV, travel, southeast US, maintenance. Travel. 2.

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When you go on an RV trip you are basically towing your home around, and that means you need to have your equipment in shape. RVs are said to undergo an earthquake every time you tow them, and so there are things that need to be addressed. And the tow vehicle needs to be in good shape as well. So in this episode we discuss how we did the necessary equipment maintenance.

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Previous five weeks

hpr3939 :: How I got into tech and hacking hosted by Trixter

2023-09-07. 00:20:38. Clean. How I got into tech.
demoscene, hacking, programming, assembly, gaming.

Getting interested in tech can start in both odd and familiar places. This is Trixter's story.

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hpr3938 :: An open directory of web audio stream hosted by dnt

2023-09-06. 00:18:36. Clean. general.
internet radio, free culture.

I was looking for an open directory of web audio streams and found radio hyphen browser dot info.

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hpr3937 :: Adventures in Pi-Hole hosted by Noodlez

2023-09-05. 00:08:17. Clean. general.
pi-hole, linux, networking, self-hosting.

Noodlez recounts their experience getting a pi-hole server

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hpr3936 :: HPR Community News for August 2023 hosted by HPR Volunteers

2023-09-04. 00:56:37. Clean. HPR Community News.
Community News.

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

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hpr3935 :: Server build retrospective hosted by Daniel Persson

2023-09-01. 00:09:46. Clean. general.
server, hardware, rack.

Daniel Persson goes through his experience of building his first server

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hpr3934 :: Crusader Kings II hosted by Tuula

2023-08-31. 00:38:12. Clean. Computer Strategy Games.
Crusader Kings, Paradox.

Tuula rambles about her all time favourite strategy game Crusader Kings II

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hpr3933 :: Planning for a planner. hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

2023-08-30. 00:47:32. Clean. general.
Discbound, Notebooks, Planners, Happy Planner, Ink Pens..

Sgoti and Bumble Bee discuss discbound planners, agendas, ink pens and more.

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hpr3932 :: Short introduction to inxi hosted by folky

2023-08-29. 00:07:17. Clean. What's in My Toolkit.
shell, inxi, forum.

folky gives the show about inxi that Ken wished for

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hpr3931 :: What Instrument was played in hpr3905? hosted by Fred Black

2023-08-28. 00:34:00. Clean. general.
Music, quiz, Instrument.

I reveal what instrument was played in hpr3905

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hpr3930 :: Playing Civilization II Test of Time hosted by Ahuka

2023-08-25. 00:12:27. Clean. general.
Computer games, strategy games, Civilization II, Test of Time.

Some hints for playing Civilization II Test of Time

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hpr3929 :: Some experiences with different notes apps hosted by Lee

2023-08-24. 00:09:47. Clean. general.
markdown, notes.

About apps that store notes as markdown

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hpr3928 :: RE: Klaatu. hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

2023-08-23. 00:24:27. Clean. Bash Scripting.
Bash scripting, bash commands, bash_aliases.

Sgoti confuses everyone with bash nonsense.

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hpr3927 :: Audacity Update 20230702 hosted by Ahuka

2023-08-22. 00:06:12. Clean. general.
Audacity, MP3, transcoding.

RESERVE SHOW. Audacity has been having problems lately.

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hpr3926 :: Karate Do: An Overview hosted by Hipernike

2023-08-21. 00:45:06. Clean. general.
karate, martial arts, sports.

Hipernike talks about Karate, its meaning and some of the things he has learnt

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hpr3925 :: Uncommon tools and social media hosted by Daniel Persson

2023-08-18. 00:05:29. Clean. general.
social media, linux.

Daniel Persson talks about some of the tools he uses for video production and social media

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hpr3924 :: Mass Quick Tips for August 2023 hosted by operat0r

2023-08-17. 00:25:49. Clean. general.
hacking, computers, Android, quick tips.

operat0r will never get to some of these as full eps so here you go!

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hpr3923 :: Meal preparation. hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

2023-08-16. 00:41:28. Clean. general.
Bumble Bee, Meal Prep.

Sgoti chats with Bumble Bee about meal preparation.

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hpr3922 :: Silent Key hosted by Trey

2023-08-15. 00:04:01. Clean. HAM radio.
morse code, cw, amateur radio, telegraph, memorial.

A brief history of the term "Silent Key" as applied to amateur radio

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hpr3921 :: HPR AudioBook Club 23 - John Carter of Mars (Books 1-3) hosted by HPR_AudioBookClub

2023-08-14. 01:48:36. Clean. general.
mars, audiobook club, fiction, scifi, audiobook.

In this episode the HPR Audiobook Club discusses the first three books of John Carter of Mars

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hpr3920 :: RV Trip 2022-2023: Southeast US hosted by Ahuka

2023-08-11. 00:14:22. Clean. Travel.
RV, travel planning.

Step one for a months-long RV trip is the planning.

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hpr3919 :: How I hacked my voice hosted by Tuula

2023-08-10. 00:15:59. Clean. general.
voice, trans.

Tuula talks about what she's doing to change her voice

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hpr3918 :: Emacs package curation, part 3 hosted by dnt

2023-08-09. 00:14:24. Clean. general.
emacs, elisp.

Let's go through every single package installed in my Emacs configuration. The last one.

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hpr3917 :: Response to "Permission Tickets" by oneofspoons hosted by dnt

2023-08-08. 00:06:48. Clean. general.
crypto.

Hopefully a useful provocation, in response to a recent intriguing show by another HPR host

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hpr3916 :: HPR Community News for July 2023 hosted by HPR Volunteers

2023-08-07. 01:15:33. Clean. HPR Community News.
Community News.

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

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hpr3915 :: Why the hell is my audio clipping? hosted by MrX

2023-08-04. 00:13:22. Clean. general.
audio, podcasting, Audacity.

MrX has audio that is clipping but will he be able to fix it?

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hpr3914 :: how to deal with blisters hosted by dnt

2023-08-03. 00:04:22. Clean. general.
first aid.

a technique my father taught me, for dealing with blisters

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hpr3913 :: Lurking Prion Q and A hosted by Lurking Prion

2023-08-02. 00:05:16. Clean. Privacy and Security.
bio, backgrown, questions, mm, Machinist's mate.

Lurking Prion answers questions about his name, former career field as an MM

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hpr3912 :: Emergency Show: Biltong and Rooibos hosted by Shane Shennan

2023-08-01. 00:03:53. Clean. general.
South Africa, Biltong, Rooibos, Afrikaans.

Shane brings us a taste of South Africa with some local tea and jerky

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hpr3911 :: An overview of the 'ack' command hosted by Dave Morriss

2023-07-31. 00:20:55. Clean. Lightweight Apps.
search, grep, regular expression, Perl.

A Perl-based 'grep'-like tool that can search by file type

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hpr3910 :: Playing Civilization II hosted by Ahuka

2023-07-28. 00:16:08. Clean. Computer Strategy Games.
Computer games, strategy games, Civilization II.

Some hints for playing Civilization II

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