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We started producing shows as Today with a Techie 9 years, 10 months, 29 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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Latest Shows


hpr1848 :: Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser

A brief introduction to using w3m, a command line web browser with tab and image support.


Hosted by Frank Bell on 2015-09-02 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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W3M is a text browser with image and tab support which supports both keyboard and mouse navigation. (Image support is not available in some terminals, but
does work in Xterm and rxvt, but images may be opened in a external viewer)). Mouse and keyboard navigation are supported, but I recommend learning the
keybindings. Keybindings are case sensitive.
The manual is 12 pages long and quite exhaustive. Here are some useful keybindings to get started with.
Open new tab: SHIFT-T
CLose tab: CTRL-Q
Open URL: U (opens text dialog at bottom of window)
See URL of current page: u (displays current URL at bottom of window)
Close tab: CTRL Q
Go left one tab: {
Go right one tab: }
Back in the same page: b
Page Up: - (hyphen) or PG UP
Page Down: SPACE or PG DOWN
Previous page ("Buffer"): B
There is no "forward" button, but you can use
view History: CTRL-h
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Search in page: / (opens search dialog at bottom of window)
Help: H
Add bookmark: ESC-a
View bookmarks: ESV-v
Run shell command: # (Opens a dialog at the bottom of the window. Exit with B.)
Paste into dialogs (e. g., passwords): Middle mouse button.
Scroll left: . (period)
Scroll right: , (comma)
Useful Links:
W3M homepage: http://w3m.sourceforge.net/
W3M Manual: http://w3m.sourceforge.net/MANUAL
Note: If you want to use W3M, I recommend having the manual handy.
How-To Geek Intro to W3M: http://www.howtogeek.com/103574/how-to-browse-from-the-linux-terminal-with-w3m/
gotbletu's Youtube w3m tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z22cFTB-uqg&list=PLzp-Yldf70WnwhVP-7CsgWkpLXY_pSLtu
Stack Exchange article on how to configure W3M to enable copying URLs (not tested). http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/12497/yanking-urls-in-w3m
Xterm configuration menus: http://scarygliders.net/2011/12/01/customize-xterm-the-original-and-best-terminal/

hpr1847 :: Client Side C- WTF Is Wrong With You?

In this episode of hackerpublicradio sigflup talks about her efforts porting stuff with emscripten


Hosted by sigflup on 2015-09-01 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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This is the link to the emulator: http://theadesilva.com/web_nes

emscripten's website is here http://kripken.github.io/emscripten-site


hpr1846 :: UNI-T UT61E Review

NYbill does a quick review of his favourite multimeter for electronics, the UNI-T UT61E.


Hosted by NYbill on 2015-08-31 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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NYbill does a quick review of his favourite multimeter for electronics, the UNI-T UT61E:

A photo of the inside and outside of the meter:
picture of the inside of the meter

I forgot to mention or show a picture of the data logging cable. I never use this feature so I tend to forget its there.


hpr1845 :: 60 - LibreOffice Impress - The Gallery and Themes

LibreOffice Clip Art Gallery and Theme collections


Hosted by Ahuka on 2015-08-28 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In the last tutorial we looked at pictures and how they can be used in Impress. But I left out one area because the tutorial was already running a bit long, and I wanted to give the Gallery and Themes the full attention they deserve. I think this is something a lot of people have missed when working with Impress, at least I have not seen these elements includes much in peoples presentations. But they are a wonderful addition to your toolkit, and well-worth some attention. Note that the Gallery is a common feature of all LibreOffice applications, and is available in applications like Writer and Calc, though there is less need for it there. It is when you get to applications like Impress and Draw that you really discover how useful it can be. For more go to http://www.ahuka.com/?page_id=1222

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hpr1844 :: The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

I talk about the recording device I inherited from my mother-in-law and use it to record the show


Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2015-08-27 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

I inherited a really nice audio recorder and microphone from my mother-in-law recently and in this episode I talk all about it and use the new device to record the show.

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hpr1843 :: Some Bash tips

A few useful Bash features that may not be well known


Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2015-08-26 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Today I want to talk about three Bash commands:

  • pushd
  • popd
  • dirs

These let you change directory on a Linux system (and others which support Bash) but keep a record of where you have been in a stack structure. The stack can be viewed and manipulated with these commands as well.

I have written out a moderately long set of notes about these commands and these are available here http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1843_full_shownotes.html.


hpr1842 :: TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably)

While peter is on walkabout, TiT Radio returns for a very short engagement


Hosted by FiftyOneFifty on 2015-08-25 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Longtime listeners of Hacker Public Radio will remember 'TiT Radio', a semi-weekly FOSS "news" and commentary show that appeared on HPR, recorded by the cast of "Linux Cranks" on the off schedule weeks. "Linux Cranks" eventually morphed into the "Kernel Panic Oggcast". While Peter is on walkabout, the cast of KPO has resurrected "Tit Radio" on a temporary basis. The listener is cautioned, while KPO is family friendly, "TiT Radio" makes no such commitment. Please join netminer, FiftyOneFifty, and pegwole as they drag you down the rabbit hole that has always been "TiT Radio".

Our show topics were drawn from these links. Not all these topics made it into the show, but feel free to browse anyway:


hpr1841 :: My way into Linux

From punch cards to Manjaro

Hosted by folky on 2015-08-24 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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I let espeak describe my way through the world of bits and bytes from the punch cards of our Partnerbrigade to my Manjaro-laptop of today.


hpr1840 :: Running external commands in Kate

Using the text filter option in the kate text editor.


Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2015-08-21 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Kate is an excellent text editor. The "Text Filter" - enables easy text filtering, which by pressing Alt + Backslash pops up a screen that allows you to enter commands.

popup window showing the command

Settings > Configure Kate > Plugins > Text Filter

Kate (short for KDE Advanced Text Editor) is a text editor developed by KDE. It has been a part of KDE Software Compilation since version 2.2, which was first released in 2001. Geared towards software developers, it features syntax highlighting, code folding, customizable layouts, regular expression support, and extensibility.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_(text_editor)


hpr1839 :: My "New" Used Pickup Truck

I talk about my pickup truck and doing some repairs and stuff


Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2015-08-20 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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My "New" Used Pickup Truck

After 16 years my wife and I decided to become a 2-vehicle family, and as a result I got myself a 2004 Ford Ranger. In this episode I talk about the process of finding and purchasing the truck, and then about some repairs I did and some other stuff related to it.