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The 4th Annual HPR New Year 26 hour show

Yes it't that time of year when HPR opens it's hands and welcomes all the Tech podcast community to gather and chat. Meet old friends and make a few new ones. This is the 4th Annual show that is streamed live and then podcasted via the Hacker Public Radio feed. While it is enabled by HPR Volunteers, it is put on for the benefit of the FLOSS, Tech, Security podcast community in general.

We would kindly ask as many people as possible to spread the word

  • Starting:
    • 10 in the morning New Years eve, UTC, 2014-12-31T10:00:00Z
  • Ending:
    • Noon New Years Day UTC, 2015-01-01T12:00:00Z
  • Latest Shows


    hpr1665 :: 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables

    When you have a pivot table, what are some of the things you can do with it to analyze your data?


    Hosted by Ahuka on 2014-12-19 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: LibreOffice | Comments (0)

    We take a look at one of the most powerful, but somewhat frightening, features of modern spreadsheets. But knowing the basics of pivot tables should make them a bit less frightening to the newcomer.


    hpr1664 :: Life and Times of a Geek part 1

    I've been using computers for more than 40 years. This is part 1 of my story


    Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2014-12-18 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: How I Found Linux | Comments (0)

    Life and Times of a Geek - part 1

    I really liked David Whitman's idea of doing a show on his birthday http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1547, so I'm borrowing the idea.

    This show is being released on my 65th birthday, and I decided to use this opportunity to tell you about my long experience with computational devices as part of the series "How I Found Linux". Thinking about what I want to cover, I realise that it might be quite a lot, so I'm organising the shows into a collection of short episodes.

    I have been thinking about doing this for a while. Up until now I was concerned that it would be a bit self-indulgent, but I have been advised to just go ahead and do it. I hope you find the shows interesting.

    The full notes for this episode are to be found here: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1664_full_notes.html


    hpr1663 :: Interview with Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology

    Blacks In Technology is a tech focused community focused on increasing diversity in technology.


    Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2014-12-17 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Interviews | Comments (0)

    In todays show, Ken interviews Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology

    Blacks In Technology is a tech focused community and media organization focused on increasing diversity in technology. Blacks In Technology's mission is to increase visibility, participation, and change the perception of people of African descent in technology through community focused activities, events and media. Blacks In Technology (BIT) is "Stomping the Divide" by establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance and issuing a challenge to our members to surpass the high mark and establish new standards of global innovation.

    Links


    hpr1662 :: LinuxLugCast Episode-001 Outtakes

    Preshow and aftershow banter that does not get published through our normal feeds.

    Hosted by Kevin Wisher on 2014-12-16 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

    Some good content that we do not publish.

    http://linuxlugcast.com/
    http://linuxlugcast.com/?p=75


    hpr1661 :: OggCamp Interview with Paul Tansom

    A short interview with Paul Tansom of Code Club.

    Hosted by corenominal on 2014-12-15 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Interviews | Comments (0)

    In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews Paul Tansom, a regional co-ordinator for Code Club.

    In the interview, Philip and Paul discuss:

    • What's involved in being a Code Club volunteer
    • How to get involved
    • How Code Club and the UK national curriculum compliment each other
    • Code Club Pro

    The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.


    hpr1660 :: Trying out Slackware

    Slackware-newbie Beni is talking to long time Slackware user mcnalu


    Hosted by beni on 2014-12-12 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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    mcnalu wrote a article about Slackware in Linux Voice, Issue 6.

    tux smokes a pipe with the hpr logo

    http://www.linuxvoice.com/issue-6/

    Beni read this article which lead to him trying out Slackware and being very impressed by its simplicity.

    That's why he asked mcnalu to do a HPR episode about Slackware, which is probably the oldest Linux Distro that's still around and whose developer follows a no-nonsense strategy and is very conservative when it comes switching to new stuff that comes up in the Linux world (like PAM or systemd)

    The distro is one of the if not the most Unix-like Linux distro. It uses a BSD style init system instead of widely used sysvinit.

    Beni and mcnalu talk about the installation process, finding dokumentation and why the website is outdated.

    Further they discuss the package manager and what it means that it doesn't resolve dependencies. They also explain why this isn't necessariliy a bad thing and where to find binary packages.

    In the end they talk about where the Slackware community meets and who is in charge of Slackware.

    http://www.slackware.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slackware

    Slackware documentation isn't as good the BSDs dokumentation or the Arch Wiki. But it's definitely getting better

    http://docs.slackware.com/

    and there is also 'Slackware essentials', a book that's also available online:

    http://www.slackware.com/book/

    The Slackware forum on Linux Questions is pretty much the official Slackware forum: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/

    mcnalu announced his Article in the Linux Questions forum: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/linux-voice-issue-6-a-4175513762/

    To support the development of Slackware you could buy yourself a Christmas present from the Slackware store:

    https://store.slackware.com


    hpr1659 :: OggCamp Interview with Jon Archer

    A short interview with Jon Archer, UK Fedora Ambassador.

    Hosted by corenominal on 2014-12-11 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Interviews | Comments (1)

    In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews Jon Archer, the UK Fedora Ambassador.

    In the interview, Philip and Jon discuss:

    • Jon's role as a Fedora Ambassador
    • Recent happenings in the land of Fedora
    • Jon's involvement with the new UK Fedora Podcast

    The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.


    hpr1658 :: Cool Stuff Part 2

    CPrompt talks about some more cool stuff that he has discovered

    Hosted by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) on 2014-12-10 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (1)

    Today I Found Out: http://www.todayifoundout.com/

    Daily Knowledge Podcast: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/category/podcast/

    Command Line Tips: using CTRL + Left / Right arrow will allow you to move through a long command word by word instead of moving through each letter. makes making adjustments to a long command much quicker use the "cd -" to move back and forth between previous directories. cd into a directory, then cd into a different on. Now do "cd -" and you will be back to the first directory.

    XFCE : script that uses xdtool to move window from one monitor to the next http://makandracards.com/makandra/12447-how-to-move-a-window-to-the-next-monitor-on-xfce-xubuntu

    Hyperkin Pixel Art Controller: http://hyperkin.com/hyperkin-pixel-art-controller-for-pc-mac-computers-1265.html. Use with the SNES9x emulator. Works very well


    hpr1657 :: Hacking Gutenberg eBooks

    I talk about ebook formatting and how to customize an ebook from Project Gutenberg


    Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2014-12-09 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
    Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

    Links to stuff I mentioned in the podcast:


    hpr1656 :: My audio player collection

    I describe the collection of audio players I use for listening to podcasts


    Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2014-12-08 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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    My Audio Player Collection

    I got broadband installed in my house in 2005 after I'd bought my first PC. I'd owned a lot of PCs before that, but they had all been cast-offs from the university I was working at, and I accessed the Internet via dial-up to my work.

    This was around the time I got sick of listening to the radio and first discovered podcasts, and so I decided I wanted a portable audio player (or MP3 Player as they tended to be called back then).

    Since then I have been listening to podcasts pretty much all of the time and have worked my way through a number of players. I thought it might be interesting if I chronicled the devices I have owned in the past 9-10 years.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at: hpr1656_full_shownotes.html