We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 15 years, 7 months, 23 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 21 days.
In this episode, our two ageing heroes host an eclectic panel of kernel
contributors of a small, mostly unknown operating system called "Linux".
The panelists hail from all over the planet (sadly, no money or love would
buy Richard's or Linus' way onto that panel :-) but the discussion proves
more than interesting regardless of these uber-nerds being absent. All
will be revealed including the true age of Linux, one of Chris' secret
obsessions (hint: it's not software bugs), Linus Torvald's thought process
and evolution as such. Never mind Linux's second future high-level
programming language... Plus: a philosophical discussion of the social
impact of insulting from a pan-cultural perspective. Don't miss out on
Part two in the For the Love of Data series. Enigma covers part 2 of Pandas
The following topics are discussed
1) Another way to apply a condition to a field
2) Creating a DataFrame from a dictionary
3) Appending a data frame with another DataFrame
4) Joining DataFrames with merge and join
5) Writing an output to csv
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
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This is the LWN.net 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
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Booth kit update
The FSF Europe have sent us a selection of stickers and leaflets to add to our booth kit(s).
Select your slot and check for the confirmation email
Post your show as normal - but add a note to say it's an anonymous user.
Older HPR shows on archive.org
The project to upload the older HPR shows to archive.org has been quiescent for a few years. The shows between 1 and 870 had not been uploaded prior to April 2021 (though some shows had been uploaded in batches in the early days, without notes etc).
However, this old show project has been restarted this month, after new software had been written to help manage the process. At the time of writing 65 shows in the range 1-870 have been uploaded, with notes, and with the same range of audio formats used for current shows.
Since we don't want to upload shows without summaries or tags the two projects are now tied together. So we will be all the more welcoming of tag and summary updates sent to the address referenced in the next section!
The plan is to report the numbers uploaded each month in the AOB section of the Community News show notes.
HPR shows on archive.org have the URL https://archive.org/details/hprXXXX where XXXX is the show number with leading zeroes. So for example, show 840's URL is: https://archive.org/details/hpr0840.
Tags and Summaries
Thanks to the following contributors for sending in updates in the past month: Dave Morriss, Windigo
Over the period tags and/or summaries have been added to 23 shows which were without them.
There are now 384 shows which need a summary and/or tags.
Security Now- Steve Gibson, Leo Laporte (Weekly)
Part of the TWIT TV Network
Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today.
Spinrite has helped me salvage many a hard drive over the last few decades. I'm a big fan of Steve Gibson
Does a great job of simplifying technical topics. https://twit.tv/shows/security-now
Risky Business podcast - Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau (Weekly)
Discusses the week's security news from the Land Down Under.
Also includes periodic vendor interviews.
Sometimes the discussion may get a bit political. https://risky.biz/
I hope that this episode has introduced you to some new sources of information. Give some of them a try, and I would love to get your feedback.
My reviews of some YouTube channels offering free Spanish language lessons.
Hosted by Ahuka on 2021-04-23 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license. Tags:Spanish, Language learning, YouTube.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Series: Languages | Comments (1)
As I have been learning Spanish I have been making use of a variety of tools and aids. One of the best is YouTube, where there is a wealth of free stuff. Of course, Spanish is not the only language with good resources here, but it is the one I am studying right now. But if you are interested in learning another language, or improving your knowledge of one, you should take a look. This is the second part covering some additional channels
Released: 2021-04-22. Duration: 01:07:03. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:Policitians, artificial intelligence, deep learning, convolutions.
Part 1 of a miniseries on AI, ML, DL and other fun
Released: 2021-04-20. Duration: 00:16:55. Flag: Clean. Tags:open source, free software, communal software, cooperative technology, politics, philosophy.
If open source misses the point of free software philosophy, what point is free software missing?
Released: 2021-04-08. Duration: 00:56:57. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:Probabilistic data structures,PDS.
The two chaps discuss uncertainties and beyond in this episode on probabilistic data structure
Released: 2021-03-25. Duration: 00:49:45. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:Linux Security Modules, DAC, MAC, AppArmor, SELinux, Plan 9.
Ever wanted to know about AppArmor and SELinux? Then this is your show!
Released: 2021-03-11. Duration: 00:32:13. Flag: Explicit. Tags:NextCloud, Raspbian, Apache, mariadb, PHP, myphpadmin, wireguard, DNS Rebind, magicmirror2.
A private NextCloud instance on a Pi 4x8, with lets encrypt and wireguard vpn access
Released: 2021-03-10. Duration: 01:00:28. Flag: Explicit. Series:Linux Inlaws. Tags:OAPs, old coders, senior citizens, Bitterfeld, communism.
Our heroes host an episode with an eclectic duo (not Waldorf or Statler)
Released: 2021-02-26. Duration: 00:17:06. Flag: Clean. Series:Social Media. Tags:social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub.
This keynote address looks at where federated social media can go if we make it work.