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Jonathan Kulp says: Clarity!

Posted at 2017-06-28T20:13:31Z relating to the show hpr2317 which was released on 2017-06-20 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - extglob and scp

Well, sort of. Many thanks for this follow-up episode, Dave. I think I understand it better now but I might not. Just one of those things, you know?


b-yeezi says: Great Show. My follow-up to com

Posted at 2017-06-27T16:46:42Z relating to the show hpr2322 which was released on 2017-06-27 by bjb entitled A bit of background on virtualenvwrapper

Thanks for the excellent show. I learned a lot about the underpinnings behind python virtual environments and how programs like virturalenvwrapper exploits them. You have inspired me to create a follow-up episode about how I to create a virtualenvwrapper-like experience for the Fish shell.


Dave Morriss says: AWK series/ DEC hardware

Posted at 2017-06-23T21:03:08Z relating to the show hpr2320 which was released on 2017-06-23 by JWP entitled Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Hi JWP,

Most interesting show. I'd love to visit that museum!

Thanks for the mention of the AWK series here on HPR. I should point out that it's a joint series being produced by b-yeezi and myself. The next episode is in early July.

I was delighted to hear you talk about Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). I spent a good bit of my work life managing a DEC VAXcluster, running OpenVMS. This was the system used by students and staff at the university where I worked. We also had two AlphaServers there later, one running OpenVMS and the other Digital Unix. I thought DEC stuff was great!


Dave Morriss says: Re: CC licenses and subscription model

Posted at 2017-06-22T13:03:44Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Thanks Dave,

Your comment on the licensing issue is useful. I was confused by the fact that Magnatune offer commercial licenses by subscription (see http://magnatune.com/info/licensing) but the license for non-commercial use is Creative Commons by-nc-sa, which I now understand is perpetual.

The subscription model has changed. In the very earliest days there were several, and you could buy individual albums, including on CD (I have a few). I think a monthly "all you can eat" subscription followed that: I was a monthly subscriber for many years. Finally, about 5 years ago they changed to only offering a lifetime subscription. I imagine this significantly reduced their overheads.

There's a blog where their business model has been discussed, for example: http://blogs.magnatune.com/buckman/2010/03/new-business-model-for-magnatune.html


Dave Lee says: CC licenses and subscription model

Posted at 2017-06-21T16:13:59Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Still listening to the show actually, only started this afternoon... :-)

CC licenses are irrevocable.
https://creativecommons.org/faq/#what-if-i-change-my-mind-about-using-a-cc-license

Also, you mentioned Amie Magnatune changing their subscription model, is this why you can't sign up monthly anymore?


Ken Fallon says: Great more shows

Posted at 2017-06-20T12:09:23Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

Great Idea - That would be two shows. :)


NYbill says: "Do not reply in the comments"

Posted at 2017-06-19T22:43:14Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

WHAT! Task master...

Ken cracks the HPR whip. :P


NYbill says:

Posted at 2017-06-19T22:39:31Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

Heh Jon, I had the motherboard in my back pack (fixed) for two months! (This episode's recording started quite a while ago.)

I planned to give the thing back to Marcus when I saw him. Turns out, he has quit his job here in NY and gone back to Florida! Oo

I talked with him in IRC, he told be to use it or give it to someone else in the LUG. I would have to pull apart one of my two desktops to test it. We'll see...


Jonathan Kulp says: I'll do a show next time

Posted at 2017-06-19T22:19:24Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

In that case maybe next time I should do a 30-second episode where I ask Bill whether it worked or not. How does that sound, Ken?


Ken Fallon says: Do not reply in the comments

Posted at 2017-06-19T17:55:36Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

Hey NYBill,

The reply to that needs to be a show in itself !


Jonathan Kulp says: The suspense is killing me

Posted at 2017-06-19T10:19:16Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

Come ON, man! Don't leave us hanging. Did it WORK?!


NYbill says:

Posted at 2017-06-18T19:29:15Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

Hey Dave, I grew up in the 70's! I'm not sure you can tell me to get off your lawn. ;)

Ok, maybe you can. But, I'll defiantly stand at the edge shaking a fist!

Joking aside, a lot of solder these days is going lead free. The stuff being used these days has a higher melting point. This can be an issue on something like a motherboard. Its densely packed and has multiple layers. All of those layers are trying to dissipate the heat you're trying to apply to one component. Sit there too long and you can start damaging things next to the component you're trying to replace.

You need to get in, heat something up quick, and get out. The hot air station did the trick.

However, this was an edge case for me. I get by with just my soldering pen 99% of the time.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 2017-06-18T10:36:12Z relating to the show hpr2314 which was released on 2017-06-15 by NYbill entitled Bad Caps

Very interesting show (as always)!

The issue of the type of solder used on motherboards like this is something I have never heard about before. That means my recently bought Chinese Hakko clone soldering station will not handle it I guess. Time for a cheap hot air gun perhaps.

Also, my knowledge of capacitors is at 1960's school Physics level, so hearing more about what's out there now was fascinating.

More shows like this would be most welcome!


rtsn says: good episode

Posted at 2017-06-16T18:58:09Z relating to the show hpr2291 which was released on 2017-05-15 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled Arch on CELES

Good interesting episode, you have a great voice for podcasting for sure, looking forward hearing more episodes from you in the future!



Ken Fallon says: Comment limit

Posted at 2017-06-16T06:45:30Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

What a waste of shows !

I think we should limit comments to - "Please see my show ${new_show}" :)


rtsn says:

Posted at 2017-06-15T14:57:26Z relating to the show hpr2287 which was released on 2017-05-09 by dodddummy entitled Desparately Seeking Saving RMS - Introduction

Good episode! I'm looking forward to hearing more from you on this interesting project.


Dave Morriss says: Using echo, printf and ls

Posted at 2017-06-15T10:03:32Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi clacke,

Your comment made me think about the way I have been using echo in this series. I may have said this at some point, but maybe not: I was primarily using it to demonstrate how expansion was working. I don't use it in that way to view directory contents and so forth.

Expansions like the ones here are used in many contexts, as you know. Back in my early days of using Unix (we had Sun, HP, DEC, Silicon Graphics and Apollo systems around at various times at the university I worked at), with a variety of shells. I think As an aside, I hated csh and tcsh the most!

There were time when I'd type something like:

rm *.msg

and get back an error like "too many files". That was because the expansion of '*.msg' resulted in 'rm' getting maybe thousands of file names, which it couldn't cope with. I got in the habit of doing stuff like:

echo *.msg | wc -w

to warn me of such potential problems. Maybe even 'echo' would fail sometimes with "too many files" (or similar), but I don't remember now. Maybe 'ls' would have been a better choice back then. However, for this series I felt it "got in the way" a bit more, as it were :-)

Your points about printf are well taken. I did mention it earlier in this series, and showed its use in various contexts. However, it probably deserves a show all of its own!

Yes, I had discovered:

$ printf "%s\n" *.msg

a while back and was surprised it printed out its arguments one per line. Some other 'printf' implementations reject such things because there are more arguments than format specifiers. The Bash 'printf' behaviour is better in my opinion.

Better stop - Ken will accuse me of wasting another show opportunity!


Dave Morriss says: On recording

Posted at 2017-06-15T09:10:30Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I also like to prepare notes first, and as soon as possible after they are done, record. That way the ideas are all fresh in my mind. I use the notes as a structure but mostly ad-lib the audio. Reading the notes is a big mistake as far as I am concerned. Since the first HPR show I did I do not rehearse.

Years ago (late 1970's) I used to teach evening classes in an Adult Education centre (Pascal, BASIC). I evolved a similar style there, and constructed notes which became hand-outs for the students. Amusingly they were printed on a line-printer, and I'd written my own text-processor to generate them (think early but less convenient Markdown).

As to audio editing, I do edit. I hesitate and 'um' and 'er' a lot and I deal with these by (light) silence truncation and removal of a proportion of 'um/er' patterns. I can edit a lot faster now than when I started, but it's just a personal foible. Without editing I find my audio irritating to listen to and assume others will too!


clacke says: On using echo

Posted at 2017-06-15T08:24:45Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

The tip about using echo is great, and I've used it many times. Lately though, I've started using printf because it can help me see some weird filenames, and also helps with long filenames.

One could use `ls` too, or rather `ls -d` to not expand any directories listed, and it might be the instinctive thing to do but in the case of a lot of files, actually just printing the parameters is faster, because regardless whether you just want to see the file names, `ls` also inspects each and every one of the files to figure out how to e.g. color it.

Now, here's what I do with printf:

# Show all the names with single quotes around them.

$ printf "'%s' " /some/directory/and/wild*card; echo

# Show all the names on separate lines.

$ printf "%s\n" /gnu/store/*-theprogram-2.0*

The latter one is what I literally do when looking for things in my Guix or Nix store, because those file names are all so long, and it's helpful to get one per line.


clacke says: How people record

Posted at 2017-06-15T08:14:35Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

It would be interesting to have an overview of how various people choose to prepare and record their episodes, for newcomers to get some idea of what might suit them.

The way I have done it recently is to write the show notes and while I do so, basically play in my head what I will say about them, and then come up with side tracks I ought to provide references to, etc.

I don't rehearse, and lately I haven't cut anything out either.

Earlier, I've cut my episodes a bit, because I had gone off track or there was too much ambient noise when I've been out walking, but now I'm aiming for as little threshold as possible before I publish. I had that one episode that I procrastinated for a year because I wanted to edit it down for length. Finally I just published it.

Worse is better. For me, anyway.


clacke says: GNU Stow in the pipeline

Posted at 2017-06-15T08:00:06Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

A GNU Stow show is in the pipeline! Pipeline visible as https://social.heldscal.la/clacke/tag/hprep .

No promises on ETA or in what order I decide to tackle these subjects! The one I'm working on now is the history of video envelope formats.


clacke says: Great show

Posted at 2017-06-15T07:55:41Z relating to the show hpr2325 which was released on 2017-06-30 by Ahuka entitled Insurance - How It Works

Thanks for this overview of the underlying issues!

As a point of reference, Sweden used to have full government funding and government provision of services, except for dental care where we had private providers.

These days, all types of services follow the dental care model: The patient can choose where to go, and the government "insurance" pays for the services. It's called an insurance, but is paid through the employment tax and the premium is determined entirely by the salary.

You can also add a private health care insurance, and get access to further clinics and services, shorter queues, etc.

Counties license providers, so while in some sense anybody qualified to provide services can do so, each county may uphold e.g. a certain quota of private vs public providers.


folky says: More ;-)

Posted at 2017-06-15T06:25:26Z relating to the show hpr2313 which was released on 2017-06-14 by klaatu entitled NilFS2, from a series on Filesystems

Thank you for a good show once. I would really like to test NILFS myself. Could you write down your examples, please?


Jonathan Kulp says: absquatulate

Posted at 2017-06-11T21:36:07Z relating to the show hpr2309 which was released on 2017-06-08 by Jon Kulp entitled Crowdsourcing Accessibility, from a series on Accessibility

Great page! I like the reference to the following words as well: sockdolager, hornswoggle and absquatulate. Gotta start using those...


Dave Morriss says: Interesting project; interesting word

Posted at 2017-06-11T20:31:20Z relating to the show hpr2309 which was released on 2017-06-08 by Jon Kulp entitled Crowdsourcing Accessibility, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon,

A most interesting project with an ingenious solution!

I like 'bloviate' too. In investigating its etymology I found an article on "World Wide Words", where I often go for information on unusual words. I found this, which you might like: http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-blo1.htm


Mongo says:

Posted at 2017-06-08T13:54:42Z relating to the show hpr2305 which was released on 2017-06-02 by Mongo entitled Configuring an HP Laptop for Dual Boot Linux and Windows 10

Steve, thanks for the comment. There seems to be a perception that Windows 10 is harder to deal with than previous versions, and it really isn't. I hope the show helps someone get started on a useful project.


Bob Jonkman says: Fixing dead pixels

Posted at 2017-06-07T20:59:18Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

A Quick'n'Dirty way to sometimes fix dead pixels is to press on the LCD screen (as you described), but apply the pressure when you power on. I'm not sure what happens, but something seems to fuse in place, and the pixel works again. Don't know if it'll work on an entire column of pixels...

--Bob.


Steve says: Excellent tutorial

Posted at 2017-06-07T19:27:54Z relating to the show hpr2305 which was released on 2017-06-02 by Mongo entitled Configuring an HP Laptop for Dual Boot Linux and Windows 10

This was an excellent tutorial on how to get dual deployment working. If I ever need to do this or know someone that does, I will send them here.


b-yeezi says: GNU Stow please

Posted at 2017-06-07T14:28:22Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

I would love an episode on GNU Stow. I've heard good things about it, but haven't tried it yet. I would love to hear you're you use it.


clacke says: Theme song is up

Posted at 2017-06-05T06:18:54Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

It's there now. Great, thanks!



jwp says: great show

Posted at 2017-06-03T17:58:18Z relating to the show hpr2284 which was released on 2017-05-04 by mirwi entitled Resurrecting a dead ethernet switch

wow hard ware really can last forever


jwp says: Hi Dave

Posted at 2017-06-03T17:57:26Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Dave good to here you again on the air waves great content


b-yeezi says: xfdashboard

Posted at 2017-06-01T20:30:48Z relating to the show hpr2304 which was released on 2017-06-01 by Shane Shennan entitled Using Gnome 3 for the First Time

Great show. I currently use Gnome and XFCE on different computers. If you like the dashboard from gnome, you should check out xfdashboard for XFCE. If provides a Gnome-like dashboard experience. You just need to change the keyboard call xfdashboard instead of the normal XFCE launcher.


MrX says: re: See show 1986

Posted at 2017-06-01T16:35:15Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi Dave thanks for getting back to me, yes this would be a more eloquent solution, I remember listening to the show and really enjoying it though I was unable to give it the full attention it deserved, these days free time is in short supply.

The stats page is exactly what I'm looking for and it should be very easy for me to grab the required info from it. I seem to remember you and Ken mentioning the stats page on more that one occasion, if only I'd taken the time to look at it, oh well it was a good learning experience.

At some point I'll redo my script and post an updated show time permitting

best regards

MrX


Dave Morriss says: See show 1986

Posted at 2017-06-01T08:49:33Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi Mr X,

I haven't listened yet, but judging from the notes this looks like a great topic, and an interesting show.

You might find it useful to look at my show 1986, one of the sed series. In it, in example 2, I showed how to parse the current queue level out of the stats file you can look at on the HPR site. The link to the example is:

http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1986/full_shownotes.html#example-2

The link to the stats you'd need is in the Links section of that show, and I also mention it in show 2255.

You might prefer the challenge of scraping HTML, but this is a pretty easy route to the information you want

Dave


MrX says: Re. Strange urge to make a show...

Posted at 2017-05-31T19:48:29Z relating to the show hpr2292 which was released on 2017-05-16 by MrX entitled Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 1, from a series on QSK, HAM radio

Hi Dave Sorry for the long delay in replying to this I'm terrible at checking for comments, many thanks for the kind words glad you enjoyed it.

MrX


Windigo says: Excellent advice

Posted at 2017-05-31T19:42:56Z relating to the show hpr2288 which was released on 2017-05-10 by Knox entitled Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python

Virtualenv was something I didn't get into until later into my learning, and it made things much nicer to work with. Thanks for bringing attention to it!

Don't tell Ken or Dave, but I'll look into doing some Django shows.


MrX says: Re you don't need to scrape

Posted at 2017-05-31T19:09:37Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi Ken sorry for the delay in replying as I've been on holiday.

Thanks for the comment, very good to know, never thought about asking for a special page generally when you visit a site you get what you see and I would never normally think about asking for something tailored for my own very specific needs.

My script was hacked together and I just wanted the job done I'm sure there are better ways to do it, it was a good learning experience.

As it stands the script downloads the calender page and grabs the numeric value of the number of shows in the queue. It only gets run once a day and shouldn't put much of a strain on the HPR servers even in the unlikely event that many people find it useful.

Basically I need to capture the number of shows left in the HPR queue. I would imagine the simplest way would be to serve a page giving a numeric value of the number of shows in the HPR queue. If you can arrange for that or think of a better solution that would be great.

I'll then have a think about how to modify my script and perhaps if I get time will do a quick follow up show

Cheers MrX


Dave Morriss says: Glad you found it useful

Posted at 2017-05-31T07:38:40Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yes, I'm going to use nullglob in scripts now for sure.

There may be side-effects in other parts of a script - I'm not sure - so I'll turn it off once I've finished with it.


clacke says: Thanks!

Posted at 2017-05-31T01:20:49Z relating to the show hpr2302 which was released on 2017-05-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash snippet - nullglob, from a series on Bash Scripting

I have written a few scripts in my day that do something like first putting a glob in parenthesis, then double-checking whether the array is longer than one, and if it's just length one, check that that thing is a thing and not just the wildcard.

Should have used nullglob. Next time I will!



jwp says: True Love

Posted at 2017-05-29T14:40:14Z relating to the show hpr2290 which was released on 2017-05-12 by Ken Fallon entitled How to change the height of your Ironing board

Its pure love.
You have no minions for that process?
And his subjects gathered around him like the leafs on a tree?
:)


jwp says: Nice litle Distro Review

Posted at 2017-05-29T14:35:15Z relating to the show hpr2295 which was released on 2017-05-19 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled MX Linux, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Wow you always seem to find soemthing new to review. I think maybe This had to with the old Memphis project at some point?

Kind Regrads

JWP


jwp says: Sound Quality

Posted at 2017-05-29T14:32:46Z relating to the show hpr2300 which was released on 2017-05-26 by JWP entitled The first Intel CompuStick

Hi I listened to my own I will try to make the sound quality better



Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2017-05-29T08:22:58Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Glad you liked the show. We had fun making it since we were in the same room and actually listened to the tracks in real time.

I mark all my shows explicit since it means "stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt", and that's what I aim for. They aren't meant to be offensive though (unless you hate detail).

:-)


Jonas says: Great Info.

Posted at 2017-05-29T08:02:28Z relating to the show hpr2286 which was released on 2017-05-08 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Surviving a Stroke

I appreciate you sharing your story. More people need to talk about the human side of hackers. I'll put you in the same group as sigflup regarding personal stories. This is really appreciated.

The more we talk about strokes, brain injury, schizophrenia, depression, and many others, I think the better we all will be. I think it's important to know we are not alone when we have difficulties along the way. Thanks again.


Jonas says: Welcome back!

Posted at 2017-05-29T07:56:04Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Great to hear you on the audio waves again Dave!
While listening, I was wondering if you were going to say you got the rest of the family to switch. Sorry to hear, no such luck. At least you're saving a third or fourth of the previous total.

Personally I trim rather than shave, so haven't spend money on a razor in forever.
I might start again after this show though. I like the idea of the soap stick. I have not heard of that before. Sounds like it's worth a shot. I remember my Grandfather had a double ended safety razor. I'm not sure what happened to it. I'm sure his son picked it up after he passed away.

Saving money on everyday things goes a long way on the yearly totals. Great show. Good to hear you back again. I'm looking forward to hearing more, techie nor not.


Jonas says: Great listen.

Posted at 2017-05-29T07:49:21Z relating to the show hpr2297 which was released on 2017-05-23 by Dave Morriss entitled More Magnatune Favourites

Thanks so much for the alternate music pics from Magnatune. I always thought it was more for classical music since that was the origin. I definitely appreciate hearing thought on different music. I like most of the genre in the show.

P.S. I nearly fell out of my chair when I was listening and the TTS said the show had Dave and then that it had an explicit tag.

Now I have more for my playlist.


Jonas says: I did not know that.

Posted at 2017-05-29T07:46:01Z relating to the show hpr2298 which was released on 2017-05-24 by brian entitled Phantom Power Drain

Great info. I didn't realize you could troubleshoot using such a small measurement. My truck is getting older and may need this info eventually. Thanks for the show!


brian says: oops

Posted at 2017-05-27T15:54:59Z relating to the show hpr2298 which was released on 2017-05-24 by brian entitled Phantom Power Drain

Those show notes have a pretty good typo... It should read milliamps, not millivolts... Sorry.


Ken Fallon says: I check this one while processing

Posted at 2017-05-25T09:34:10Z relating to the show hpr2308 which was released on 2017-06-07 by clacke entitled Everyday package operations in Guix

Very funny clacke. I'm adding that to the list for others to use.


Ken Fallon says: You don't need to scrape

Posted at 2017-05-25T08:55:18Z relating to the show hpr2340 which was released on 2017-07-21 by MrX entitled Tracking the HPR queue in Python

Hi MrX,

Haven't listened to the show yet but you don't need to scrape hpr. This is your network and if you want a statistics we can give it to you. There is this page http://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php but if there is an easier format to get the information, we can make it.

Ken,


Dave Morriss says: scp is a bit of a hack!!

Posted at 2017-05-24T10:09:52Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi clacke.

I had been messing with scp using the -v option which generates a lot of information. You can see it connecting via ssh then, if the original command was:

scp -v dave@rpi4:'scptest/*.{mp3,ogg}' .

it sends across:

scp -v -f scptest/*.{mp3,ogg}

where the quotes prevent local expansion and the (undocumented) -f option in the command marks it as running on the remote end.

I don't know how this mechanism deals with names with spaces and so forth, but I imagine it's nasty. It needs some experiments. My ideas for a "brief" show about this subject look doomed to be "l o n g" :-)

I think rsync will talk to a remote server (never used it) but I'd expect it would need to exist before the transfer.


clacke says: scp brace expansion??!

Posted at 2017-05-24T04:52:46Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Dave, I had no idea scp would do brace expansion on the server side. That's quite unexpected, and quite the discovery!

I tried it with rsync, and rsync *also* supports it. That made me suspicious.

As I feared, it seems to mean it runs the server side of rsync (and of scp) through the shell. Testing confirms it. If I want to (explicitly) copy files with spaces in the names, the quoting nightmare starts. :-(

So what started out as a happy discovery just turned into another disappointment in how broken our software is.

All this time, I had assumed that rsync started a server with no specific arguments, and then communicated over the rsync protocol which files to get. I guess I've been lucky all these years and avoided explicitly naming weird file names.


Frank says:

Posted at 2017-05-22T20:17:16Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Welcome back to the podosphere, Dave.


Jonathan Kulp says: Ken is smiling

Posted at 2017-05-22T12:26:21Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Dave, somehow I suspected when I asked whether this worked with secure copy that it would end up becoming another show from you. You're the best!


Dave Morriss says: TMTOWTDI

Posted at 2017-05-22T11:29:36Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

"There's more than one way to do it" - Larry Wall (actually he was talking about Perl, but it works here)

I'm glad I helped you to get where you wanted to be (even though I realise I wasn't quite answering your original question).

Having researched this and thought about it a bit I started putting together a brief(ish) HPR show about it.


Jonathan Kulp says: Details, details...

Posted at 2017-05-22T11:12:48Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Aha! As always the devil is in the details. This last comment you left gave me the hint I needed. I was putting the asterisk in the wrong place and also using parentheses instead of curly braces. The following command works just like I want:

scp *.{mp3,ogg}
jonserver:~/destination/dir/

Thanks, Dave!


Dave Morriss says: SCP without extended globs

Posted at 2017-05-22T08:44:32Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

It didn't occur to me at the time to try this (on rpi5, pulling files off a remote machine):

$ scp dave@desktop:'scptest/a??w.{txt,dat}' .
dave@desktop's password: ...

This works. The quotes prevent there being two scp invocations with associated password prompts.


clacke says: Tickling

Posted at 2017-05-22T07:35:43Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

Beautiful episode. The love is clearly audible all across the microphone, the internet and my speaker.


Ethan William says:

Posted at 2017-05-22T05:22:21Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

Thank you


Dave Morriss says: SCP is a bit weird

Posted at 2017-05-21T18:08:45Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Jon,

Glad you enjoyed the show.

To look into this I did the usual thing of creating a directory 'scptest' and making files in it:

$ touch scptest/{a,b}{00..10}{a..z}.{dat,txt}

I could copy selected files TO a remote directory:

$ scp scptest/*(???y.txt|???y.dat) dave@rpi5:test/

However, on rpi5 I couldn't copy FROM the other machine.

I did find a solution, but it's quite long for a comment, and I'm not 100% sure I understand it. I tried it and it did copy the files I specified.

Ken would suggest a show on the subject, but perhaps if I pointed you to the link I found it might do the job :-)

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/103058/exclude-characters-for-scp-filepattern

See what you think.

Actually, I shunt files around a lot between systems, but I often tend to use 'rsync'. However, that's a whole other subject.


Jonathan Kulp says: Ride the Bus

Posted at 2017-05-21T16:45:45Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

What an excellent show! What I liked best was that I could hear you smiling when you talked about doing certain things with your daughter. This is great.

One thing I used to like to do with my kids when they were that age was to take them riding on the city bus, which is something we don't do for our normal travel. There's a bus route that picks up at the end of our street and ends up walking distance from Barnes & Noble bookstore. Having a destination that they liked and getting to ride on the bus was great fun for them at that age.


Jonathan Kulp says: What about with SCP?

Posted at 2017-05-21T16:42:38Z relating to the show hpr2293 which was released on 2017-05-17 by Dave Morriss entitled More supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Dave,

This was a really excellent show! Just the kind of stuff that I wish I had known for about the last 10 years. I tried something after listening to this that worked wonderfully as long I was long as I was just doing a list command, but when I tried the same thing using secure copy to get the same list of arguments, it didn't work.

What I wanted to do was to push all MP3 and OGG files in a given directory over to my server in a single command, excluding the HTML and markdown files in the same directory.

The following command worked perfectly to **list** all of the MP3s and OGGs: "ls *(*.mp3|*.ogg)", but when I tried the same arguments with SCP it failed. Have you tried doing these kinds of expansions with secure copy?


rtsn says: !

Posted at 2017-05-20T14:28:34Z relating to the show hpr2267 which was released on 2017-04-11 by sigflup entitled Our Digital Art

Good episode! Wonderful to see more art related episodes in HPR.


rtsn says: Great episode

Posted at 2017-05-20T14:26:38Z relating to the show hpr2263 which was released on 2017-04-05 by fth entitled Freak Does Geek

Thanks for a really interesting and enjoyable episode. I think it's healthy and important to question and consider concepts we, to some extent, take for granted, like how visual perception shapes our world view.

Looking forward to hearing more from you two.


David Morriss says: This was great

Posted at 2017-05-20T14:21:01Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

I loved this. It brought back such memories.

For what it's worth, we collected loads of "craftable" stuff when my two kids were small. I found a large box full of it in the attic when tidying last year. Stuff like egg cartons, cardboard tubes, cardboard boxes (flattened), washed food trays, lollipop sticks and similar, straws... You get the idea.

Play was with all of these and PVA glue/sticky tape, and sometimes paint. You can bet that all manner of fantastic structures were built.


dodddummy says: Nice show

Posted at 2017-05-20T01:19:33Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

For what it's worth, I smiled through most of this show.


Windigo says: Timely

Posted at 2017-05-19T21:56:14Z relating to the show hpr2294 which was released on 2017-05-18 by Shane Shennan entitled Activities with a Toddler

I've got a daughter on the way, so advice from those "in the trenches" is always appreciated.


Dave Morriss says: Strange urge to make a show...

Posted at 2017-05-18T12:07:45Z relating to the show hpr2292 which was released on 2017-05-16 by MrX entitled Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 1, from a series on QSK, HAM radio

I had a terrible urge to make another HPR show after listening to this. See episode 2302 :-)

Great show by the way. I feel I might have an inkling about what amateur radio is all about after listening to this series.


BiasOpinion says: More Python Help Please

Posted at 2017-05-16T18:19:14Z relating to the show hpr2288 which was released on 2017-05-10 by Knox entitled Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python

Long time programmer, trying to learn Python on my spare time.
Very helpful. Just what I needed!

Like that you convey the information without an ego getting in the way!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the explanation

Posted at 2017-05-16T11:55:57Z relating to the show hpr2281 which was released on 2017-05-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Thanks, that helps to explain things.

Just as an aside, in my day JCL was a more generic term used on many of the mainframes I used - ICL, CDC, Burroughs.

At the university I worked at we were wooed by IBM in the mid-1980s who tried to sell us a machine to run VM/CMS I think. I forget what it was. So no I have experience of IBM's JCL happily!


dodddummy says: Thatnks for the tip

Posted at 2017-05-14T18:08:15Z relating to the show hpr2287 which was released on 2017-05-09 by dodddummy entitled Desparately Seeking Saving RMS - Introduction

It was rough going for me in the early years without forums and chat rooms but the hardest part was me being an idiot.

I hadn't heard of virtural rms. Will give it a go. I'm just now installing some FSF approved distros. I think I'll give each a week and chose one.


Mirwi says: Entertaining

Posted at 2017-05-13T17:56:13Z relating to the show hpr2272 which was released on 2017-04-18 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled In Which Our Hero Takes 4 Hours to Install Hyper-V Server 2012

I'm sure you know, but you have such a great voice. You can read out the phone book to us and I will enjoy listening!

Thanks for the show.

Michael


droops says: Great episode

Posted at 2017-05-11T15:57:28Z relating to the show hpr2288 which was released on 2017-05-10 by Knox entitled Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python

Very technical and cool, please keep them coming!


Jo says: Hacker

Posted at 2017-05-11T00:35:33Z relating to the show hpr2289 which was released on 2017-05-11 by sigflup entitled Sendy Send. Tell if your email has been read!!

Just of calling out that some email clients allow you to block HTML emails to go out and fetch resources like images unless you explicitly allow downloads from that specific email address or domain.
It's a great security feature.
People who use it will be able to read your email without you knowing unless they mark you as trusted and allow the client to download resources.


Brenda J. Butler says:

Posted at 2017-05-10T12:38:02Z relating to the show hpr2287 which was released on 2017-05-09 by dodddummy entitled Desparately Seeking Saving RMS - Introduction

I was glad to hear your podcast about being a more conscientious free software user. I was very impressed to hear you started out alone, without peers to talk to and help.

Have you heard of vrms? It's a debian package (maybe available on other platforms) - "virtual RMS" - it checks what you have installed on your machine and sends you a monthly email with a list of non-free software. So it could help with your goal of moving more towards the free software ideal.

I'm not all they way there myself, but I'm always trying to be more free.

Re: the tracking/EULA/DMA stuff, for your Android software you can use the fdroid repo instead of google play. It is all open source packages, and the installer will let you see the required permissions before you install. So even though it is all "open source" it is not all desirable and you do want to check the required permissions before you install.

I find I am limited in what I can install on my phone, but like you, I have a bit of patience.


Tony Hughes says: Pi Zero W

Posted at 2017-05-09T11:24:27Z relating to the show hpr2271 which was released on 2017-04-17 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspberry Pi Zero W, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hi droops, you'll be lucky to be able to use the pi zeroW to teach a class as at the moment you can still only order them one at a time :-(


Tony Hughes says: Fatigue

Posted at 2017-05-09T11:16:13Z relating to the show hpr2286 which was released on 2017-05-08 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Surviving a Stroke

Hi Clinton, yes the fatigue does gradually go away. It's different for everyone, with me it's mainly gone now but if I over do it a couple of days in a row I do feel it. I was warned it could last for up to 12 months, but thankfully that has largely not been the case and I'm fitter now than I was before the stroke, having lost 22lb and started regular exercise by walking.


Clinton Roy says: Fatigue

Posted at 2017-05-09T00:39:43Z relating to the show hpr2286 which was released on 2017-05-08 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Surviving a Stroke

Thank you for this Tony.

Forgive me if I missed it, but do you expect to eventually get over the post stroke fatigue?


Roan says: Mechanical saftey razors

Posted at 2017-05-08T19:12:04Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Great episode. Made the switch to a double blade safety razor myself about two years ago. Found a set in my local pharmacy for twenty US dollars. Came with the handle/razor holder and about twenty blades. Two months ago was the first time I had to purchase replacement blades.


Shane Shennan says: Intriguing!

Posted at 2017-05-07T11:12:23Z relating to the show hpr2266 which was released on 2017-04-10 by klaatu entitled Gamebooks: Lone Wolf, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thank you very the great show and the link to the free books.


dodddummy says: dodddummy

Posted at 2017-05-06T21:23:25Z relating to the show hpr2281 which was released on 2017-05-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

dodddummy is a play on the mainframe equivalent of /dev/null

In proper syntax of the DD, data description JCL statement. Comes from my 'friends' trying to describe my prowess.

//DO DD DUMMY

Most like pronounced
D-O D-D DUMMY

Or perhaps
DO D-D DUMMY

by people who work with JCL(Job Control Language).


dodddummy says: Got it

Posted at 2017-05-06T19:53:54Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

Makes sense.


Jonathan Kulp says: well done

Posted at 2017-05-05T19:50:42Z relating to the show hpr2284 which was released on 2017-05-04 by mirwi entitled Resurrecting a dead ethernet switch

I loved hearing this! I really like the real-time fixing a broken object part of it, but I would also like to hear more explanation of some of the stuff you were talking about with respect to measurements using the multimeter and analysis using the oscilloscope. Great show!


Krayon says: Good job!

Posted at 2017-05-05T06:50:26Z relating to the show hpr2284 which was released on 2017-05-04 by mirwi entitled Resurrecting a dead ethernet switch

Good job mirwi, if only all hardware was so easy to get into and repair :/


dodddummy says: Dave! The whole time i was wondering

Posted at 2017-05-04T23:12:27Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Glad to see you again, Dave. You made it just in time. I don't think I could have kept it between the ditches much longer.

The whole time I was wondering, "How did he get the rest of his family to switch?"

I haven't shaved in two years but Clarke Howard claims he reuses double blade razors for months without nicking himself.

http://clark.com/news/clark-howard/clarks-bargains/clark-reaches-12-month-mark-using-single-disposabl/ncxf/


Quvmoh says: Smooth show

Posted at 2017-05-03T23:26:39Z relating to the show hpr2283 which was released on 2017-05-03 by Dave Yates entitled Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors

Dave! Back from the dead Like hearing from a long lost friend.. Great show I use a little bottle of shave secret http://www.shavesecret.com/ just a couple drops rubbed in and you can do a full shave. Have a great week.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2017-04-29T11:16:32Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Well, that's a great comment! Thank you.

My principle is to find stuff I don't understand (or didn't in the past) and share what I have learnt to help anyone who wants to grasp whatever it is.

I have just uploaded part 2 of this two-parter, so there's more to come :-)

I hope you manage to make episodes of your own. For my first one I wrote notes for HPR, but also made myself a list of the points I wanted to cover, and rehearsed the episode before the final recording. Whatever gives you enough confidence to do it!


Windigo says: Very interesting possibility

Posted at 2017-04-28T23:31:54Z relating to the show hpr2274 which was released on 2017-04-20 by JWP entitled First Microsoft Surface Pro Ubuntu 16.04 Dual boot

I didn't realize that installing any kind of Linux on a Surface was a possibility; a whole new category of hardware to re-purpose!

Thanks for another great episode. :)


unverified says: You Rock

Posted at 2017-04-28T21:56:56Z relating to the show hpr2278 which was released on 2017-04-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some supplementary Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I've been meaning to comment somewhere on the site about how great a resource the site is but if were nothing but "Dave Morris Reads The Manpages" I'd gladly listen.
Your attention to detail and calm mannerism is very pleasant and that it happens you cover the good stuff any nix user needs to get a handle on is just perfect.

When there is a lull I'll go through them all again.....and again.

Thanks for holding up far more than your end of the podcast.

Ill try to break past the public speaking phobias and help.
And help with tags too.


M1rr0r5h4d35 says: Sounds Awesome!

Posted at 2017-04-25T22:06:43Z relating to the show hpr2277 which was released on 2017-04-25 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Outernet and other projects

When I recorded this, I was hoping someone out there who had more experience with any of these could shed some more light on them for the rest of us. I have been considering getting one of the kits, but I have to much going on right now. Looking forward to your episode!


Lowtek Morgellon says: Outernet User

Posted at 2017-04-25T16:34:12Z relating to the show hpr2277 which was released on 2017-04-25 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Outernet and other projects

Hi, enjoyed your episode. I have had an Outernet receiver up and running for a few months now. It's definitely a neat project.
My biggest issue is with the $9 CHiP. It's always locking up or powering off. I'm planning to switch back to the old OS and a rpi for stability.
The $9 CHiPs are now impossible to find, so the Outernet guys are working on their own dedicated hardware that includes the processor and sdr all on one board. It's currently code named Dreamcatcher.
I'll try to sit down tonight when I get home and record a companion to your episode and give a full review of my experience with the Outernet.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Brenda

Posted at 2017-04-24T22:22:00Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

Thanks for your comments.

There is a GitLab instance with a repository which holds some of the public code:
http://gitlab.anhonesthost.com/HPR/HPR_Public_Code

Your suggestion for the transition from the old to a new tag system is pretty much what I had in mind, but we haven't yet discussed all the issues amongst the Admins.

The site is not static, though there have been discussions about making it so. I take your point that there's a conflict between having a static site and offering tag query features though.


Dave Morriss says: Tags and Series

Posted at 2017-04-24T22:00:52Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

Thanks gws. It wasn't so much the storage issue I was referring to, more the logic of the suggested change. I do like what you're proposing though.

Sorry you got bitten by this crappy comment system.


Ken Fallon says: It is a syndicated show

Posted at 2017-04-24T14:51:33Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

As per the summary "A sample show of the nixers podcast."

Submitted under the guideline:
http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php#syndication

"We do not syndicate non HPR Shows.

HPR is founded on the principle of Hackers sharing knowledge. For this reason we are only releasing material created exclusively for HPR. We will continue to promote new podcasts and other creative commons material, but if you wish to have your show aggregated, then please contact our sister site Hacker Media.

That said, if there is a piece of creative commons content that you would like to promote, then feel free to record a regular show. There you can introduce the content and explain why it is important, providing links to where we can get more information etc., and then include one example episode. "

I've contacted stank to see if we can help out with Hacker Media as well, so that there is a place to put syndicated content.


doddummy says: I liked the show but...

Posted at 2017-04-24T00:17:30Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

I enjoyed the show. But, I'm curious if this counts as a syndicated show not created for HPR.

I repeat. I liked the show. In fact I've added to my list.


Brenda J. Butler says:

Posted at 2017-04-23T22:37:23Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

I'm new to HPR, sorry if I make comments that show ignorance of how you do things. Please point me to resources, I'll be happy to read up.

I'm not a big DB expert either, but like you have used some DBs and have a little experience. Also a bit of experience making a couple of database-backed web sites.

I like the idea of the third design of tags.

I would also change the HPR episode intake process to make any new tags in the new format - have a cutover date/time after which all the new entries in the database use the new tagging scheme (populate the new tags tables and not the old tags fields. In fact, even remove the old tags fields to avoid confusion about which set of tags is the "right" set). That way you only have to do that "populate the new tag fields from the old tag fields" step once, at cutover time. You could keep a copy of the old site (and update it) for a while until confident the new site works properly.

I don't know how the HPR web site is served, I got the impression from your series that it is static pages generated from a DB. Perhaps you generate a new set of pages when a new episode is added to the DB. I think you cannot go this way if you want to use that query you developed, "what other shows have at least one of the tags that this show has". Or at least, it will be difficult to implement.

Can I read somewhere about the way the web site is served, the tech stack, etc? Is there a public repo for the code (read-only acceptable)?

Thanks for all your great, extensive show notes! Really appreciated.


nstr says: !

Posted at 2017-04-23T16:32:43Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

Thanks for a wonderful show on a subject I had no idea could be so interesting. I hope to hear more on this. Keep it up!


rtsn says: Good show

Posted at 2017-04-23T14:21:42Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed this episode. Will try to make my own someday. Good episode and I hope to hear more from you in the future :)


droops says: Very Cool

Posted at 2017-04-23T00:00:40Z relating to the show hpr2271 which was released on 2017-04-17 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Raspberry Pi Zero W, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I am really excited to finally get my hands on one of these little ones. My kids and I have built several projects with my full sized ones and I want to teach a class next year using Raspi's.


gws says: tag vs. series

Posted at 2017-04-21T01:40:09Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

Variable-length columns like VARCHAR or CLOB should not balloon the size of your Tag table just by adding them; assuming even a moderately sane dbms those large and sparse objects would be stored in separate data structure (thing 'string pool') so you pay for what you use.

BTW my earlier comment was meant to say "Episode (left arrow) EpTag (right arrow) Tag" but I used angle brackets and the middle bit got swallowed by HTML.


Dave Morriss says: Series same as Tag?

Posted at 2017-04-19T22:28:40Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

I think you have a point - except that the Series idea was originally designed to have two other significant attributes: a description and a public/private flag.

The description is an arbitrarily long text field, used to store HTML which is displayed in the web page for shows that are part of the series.

The public/private flag denotes whether the series is open to more contributors or not. Most modern series are public but some historical ones are private.

Changing the Tag table to include these attributes, to be used for "series" tags, is not impossible of course. It needs some thought.

Thanks for the suggestion.


gws says: series

Posted at 2017-04-19T22:03:58Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

A series is the same thing as a tag, if you need to distinguish them put another column on the Tag table. The join across Episode Tag is the same.


Dave Morriss says: Great show. We need more on this subject

Posted at 2017-04-19T19:02:07Z relating to the show hpr2273 which was released on 2017-04-19 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fountain Pens

I enjoyed this show a lot. Thanks for talking about pens, ink and paper. I think we need more shows on these subjects.

Maybe there are more enthusiasts in the HPR community who'd like to contribute :-)


Roan says: ahh the memories

Posted at 2017-04-19T17:39:16Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

Hi, was thinking about your show last night, and the memories of building model rockets as a kid.

There was a hobby shop near my home, and at one point it had a row of model rockets, motors, starter kits etc. One of the most exciting times was building a two stage rocket that used either C or D motors. I remember the thrill of watching the two stages go off and then chasing it across fields as the wind caught the parachute on its return to earth.

Thanks for a great episode.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Steve

Posted at 2017-04-19T15:49:44Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

I appreciate the comment.

I'm currently looking into how we can incorporate such features into the database - and modify all of the code around it.


Steve says: Make it so

Posted at 2017-04-19T14:42:13Z relating to the show hpr2270 which was released on 2017-04-14 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3

As someone who is also not formally trained in database administration but nonetheless does quite a bit of database administration and development, what you have said and the conclusions you have drawn sound exactly right to me. I say, make it so.


droops says: Fountain Pens?

Posted at 2017-04-19T02:55:18Z relating to the show hpr2273 which was released on 2017-04-19 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fountain Pens

Awesome!


Steve says: Been there

Posted at 2017-04-18T06:37:13Z relating to the show hpr2272 which was released on 2017-04-18 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled In Which Our Hero Takes 4 Hours to Install Hyper-V Server 2012

Entertaining episode. I have so been in situations similar to what you faced. Thanks for sharing.


JWP says: Great

Posted at 2017-04-15T19:06:43Z relating to the show hpr2269 which was released on 2017-04-13 by venam entitled Chocolate Milk

Hi I really liked your talk about Plan 7. The keyboard I love the loud clicks to. And of course I also love Choc milk. So 3 gold stars for you :) - @ Ken this is the Uber geek stuff that Rocks me to the Core.


Frank says: Windows on top

Posted at 2017-04-14T11:08:21Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

Windows actually supports the always-on-top function. It just has no GUI means of activating it. But some programs use it, most prominently media players.

There are third-party tools which make it available globally, such as Ac'tivAid, written by the staff of German computer magazine c't. A quick English installation guide is at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pimp-windows-autohotkey-scripts-activaid-2/
Ac'tivAid also brings other Linux-Goodies, such as drag a window with Alt+LMB.


Les Orchard says:

Posted at 2017-04-11T18:50:15Z relating to the show hpr2266 which was released on 2017-04-10 by klaatu entitled Gamebooks: Lone Wolf, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Man, I loved these books back in Jr. High in the 80s. I would usually read/play these in class after I got classwork done. I could sneakily drop a pencil on the random number table and not get in trouble like I did a few times for rolling dice. Because I was one of those kids who rolled dice in class :)


Beeza says: Brilliant Show

Posted at 2017-04-10T19:32:13Z relating to the show hpr2263 which was released on 2017-04-05 by fth entitled Freak Does Geek

I rarely listen to an HPR episode which I don't find interesting to some extent. However, this one excelled in that just about everything was new to me.

The perspective of a visually impaired person of how the world "looks" was both rare and fascinating.

It would do all of us good to be reminded that the world is not perceived by everyone the same way.

I do hope that you produce some more shows soon.


Windigo says: Similar experience

Posted at 2017-04-10T15:18:49Z relating to the show hpr2264 which was released on 2017-04-06 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled At The Library

While living on the North coast of California, the library was more than just a repository for paper books; it was essentially a community center.

My partner and I attended talks and classes, spent time in-between appointments reading and using their wi-fi, and borrowed plenty of movies and books from our branch.

Libraries are a fantastic resource, and seem to be helping the least fortunate in our communities. :)


Mike Ray says: Pis or Pi's

Posted at 2017-04-08T09:59:31Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

The apostrophe is definitely wrong, but as a screen-reader user this is a thing I struggle with constantly when writing pages and blog posts. Writing Pis definitely gives a pronunciation that is undesirable. May be it would have been easier if Ebben Upton hadn't made the mistake of calling it a Pi instead of a Py. The Pi part was supposed to be short for Python but, hard to believe, he got it wrong


1F says: anti-hacker?

Posted at 2017-04-08T03:27:54Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

Thanks for the episode. Loved it.

I consider S* hostile toward hackers, so while some of their innovations are interesting, I'm done with anything carrying the S* name. I have a ps3 collecting dust, and that was my final straw. When they take hackers and makers to court just for trying to do cool and interesting stuff, they show just how anti-maker they are.

They have the track record to prove how poor their treatment of the user community is. Remember Beta vs VHS? Remember Memory Stick? Long history of failed cool stuff.

Sometimes it's difficult to put these things down, as they are so cool, but on principle, I put them down now.

1F


Dave Morriss says: Pis or Pi's

Posted at 2017-04-07T19:55:11Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

I'd have added an apostrophe to the plural of Pi, but it's generally thought to be wrong (even though espeak then pronounces it in the non-urinary way). I have seen someone suggest it should be "Raspberries Pi" but that seems silly.


Clinton Roy says: Great Idea

Posted at 2017-04-06T01:13:38Z relating to the show hpr2264 which was released on 2017-04-06 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled At The Library

I should definitely do this my library :)



Quvmoh says: minidisc

Posted at 2017-04-05T01:25:03Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

Jon great episode, perhaps we can get the powers to be link these as a series to entice others to produce more. As a failed light wheel mechanic I love the truck episodes!!!


Ken Fallon says: One Button will not fix the steady supply problem

Posted at 2017-04-04T10:27:12Z relating to the show hpr2261 which was released on 2017-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi JWP

Yes it would be nice if we could have a one button record function but it will only benefit the seasoned contributors like yourself.

Most people struggle with having the perfect show and procrastinate about the umms and awwws. The last people to use a one button/dial in option are the exact people we are trying to target.

This will not fix the steady supply of shows issue.

Ken.


Dave Morriss says: Radio, electromagnetic radiation and so forth

Posted at 2017-04-04T08:30:06Z relating to the show hpr2261 which was released on 2017-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

During the show, when we spoke of the Amateur Radio Round Table, I wanted to mention a podcast episode I heard recently. I forgot to do so.

The episode is from a podcast called "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" and it deals with the subject of "Radiation". To my mind the host did an excellent job of explaining this subject. The episode is at http://podcast.sjrdesign.net/shownotes_153.php and the podcast feed is http://podcast.sjrdesign.net/pseudoastropodcast.rss


Klaatu says: Tin Horn

Posted at 2017-04-04T08:05:09Z relating to the show hpr2178 which was released on 2016-12-07 by klaatu entitled Dice Mixer

I'd never heard of that one, 5150, I like it. As for me being a good salesperson - I think no one has ever accused me of THAT before.


dodddummy says: New Episode Title: Conspriacy Gate!

Posted at 2017-04-03T22:37:46Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

WOW! this show was something else. I didn't realize there were so many conspiracy wonks in the group.

Regarding the !00% figure on Scotland voting to remain, I think he was referring to 100% of the areas, not actual voters. I assume Ken's quote 'with all 32 council areas backing Remain.' confirms that.


dodddummy says: This should be a sticky show

Posted at 2017-04-03T22:31:13Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

I'm thinking this episode should be something like the sticky posts that forums keep at the top for reference.


@eineBiene says: @all

Posted at 2017-04-03T22:25:26Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Thank you all for your comments. This is really encouraging. :-)


Jwp says: One button submit

Posted at 2017-04-03T18:25:23Z relating to the show hpr2261 which was released on 2017-04-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

How do you upload the voice memo of an iPhone to HPR? I am fan of one button upload


Mikael says: Thank you

Posted at 2017-04-03T09:30:12Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Nice episode, Biene.
And congratulations to your first HPR contribution! :)


Christopher M. Hobbs says:

Posted at 2017-04-01T01:08:47Z relating to the show hpr2254 which was released on 2017-03-23 by Steve Saner entitled Introduction to Model Rocketry

Excellent show (and detailed show notes)! This was exactly what I needed. My son has been asking me about model rockets for a long time and I wasn't sure where to start looking for information.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a club in my area but I may have some friends who would let me launch on their property. It may be time to look for a kit!

Thanks for the show!
cmh


Jonathan Kulp says: Minidisk Walkman

Posted at 2017-03-31T16:30:13Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

Thanks for the comments, guys. Sorry I've been so silent with shows and comments lately, just really busy at work.

I think the Sony Walkman minidisc had a much Slimmer profiled than my Sharp MD702, so it might work pretty well as an actual Walkman where you're carrying it with you while you walk around. You could also record a show on it. Have fun! :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the comments

Posted at 2017-03-30T21:53:20Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

@knightwise: interesting ideas, thanks. How to control access to Dropbox though? Wouldn't it fill up with spam and other junk?

@M1rr0r5h4d35: thanks. Some good thoughts to ponder there.

@droops: yes, the new host alert idea is a good one - needs some thought.



Dave Morriss says: Interesting

Posted at 2017-03-30T20:47:28Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

That was a cool device you had, and some interesting stories.

My son owned a Sony Minidisk Walkman which still exists. I was prompted to look for it today, and having found it discovered it's still working. He doesn't want it, so I must see what it can be used for.


droops says: Very cool

Posted at 2017-03-30T19:49:55Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

I am doing this with the kids tonight. My wife has a Cricut but its way more fun using knifes!


droops says: Minidisc

Posted at 2017-03-30T19:39:43Z relating to the show hpr2259 which was released on 2017-03-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

The more I hear about these things, the more I think I missed out.


Alpha32 says: Great!

Posted at 2017-03-29T20:48:50Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

Great show! But, it seems the hpr robot voice thinks you're hoarding raspberry piss:-(


droops says: New Hosts

Posted at 2017-03-29T16:10:59Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

I do not listen to all of the episodes or keep up as much as I should but am very interested in the new hosts.

We should have a page (or a tag, or email) that just indicates when a brand new hosts released their first episode. This would enable me (and others) to keep track of when someone new posts and then I can send them encouragement/thank you/feedback.

Thank you for this episode, it was very cool hearing the stats (I remember that day we didn't have an episode). Very good ideas all around.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2017-03-29T12:21:39Z relating to the show hpr2258 which was released on 2017-03-29 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled Killer Keilbasa, from a series on Cooking

I had to do a bit of googling, but a Keilbasa is some sort of Polish sausage, which apparently can be of any sort of meat?

From a non American perspective:
And when you say jelly, I *think* I'm meant to think of something similar to jam, except take all the fruit out.

:)


Windigo says: Fantastic

Posted at 2017-03-29T00:24:41Z relating to the show hpr2191 which was released on 2016-12-26 by droops entitled Building a Soundboard Android App with App Inventor

You had me at "advanced fart app".



Regina Trolman says: Loved it!

Posted at 2017-03-27T15:26:07Z relating to the show hpr2219 which was released on 2017-02-02 by Reg A entitled The Musings of a Novice Cable TV Cord Cutter

Thanks for all the information and advice. Great content!


M1rr0r5h4d35 says: Very interesting show.

Posted at 2017-03-26T06:16:17Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

I really enjoyed the history and statistics, it would be nice to have a page on HPR's site that lets you see a bunch of those stats as they change. I also think that a store would be great, depending on the types of gear sold. For example tshirts and hoodies are a must, but it would also be cool to see things like raspberry pi kits, and supplies for building some of the projects that are mentioned on HPR shows for those who are interested in experimenting or duplicating the work of others. Maybe something like Hak5 does with their shop?

https://hakshop.com/

It's just an example, but that kind of stuff would be cool as well. I also think an app for IOS and Android really needs to happen. It would be great if it let you stream episodes as well as contribute them. Perhaps incorporate some of the data from the website into it as well, such as the calendar and show notes for the episodes. I don't know, just spitballing, but those are some of the things I would love to see happen. Thanks for the show!

- M1rr0r5h4d35


knightwise says: How about a dropbox folder.

Posted at 2017-03-25T07:50:37Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

One of the things you could do to make the recording process simpler is have something like a dropbox folder that people can send their shows to, straight from their phones when they are done. That way you have a one-button upload without having to develop an app right now. The second thing I would find cool if is there was a Telegram or Voxer channel for HPR listeners / hosts. That way we could talk to each other and (in a pinch) these audio conversations could also be used as a show.


Bob Jonkman says: Consultant

Posted at 2017-03-24T02:56:06Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Thanx for the link, @EineBiene! There are a lot of good designs (motifs) on that page!

--Bob.


b-yeezi says: Welcome new host!

Posted at 2017-03-23T04:03:24Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Thanks for the new episode. It was well done and easy to follow. The process you described reminded me of a silk screening class I took long ago. I think I will try this out some time soon. Keep the episodes coming!


ph says:

Posted at 2017-03-23T01:23:35Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Sehr gut! Danke!


@einebiene says: Mhhhhh

Posted at 2017-03-23T01:07:10Z relating to the show hpr2239 which was released on 2017-03-02 by Jezra entitled making jerky

sounds great!


brian says: food not bombs

Posted at 2017-03-23T00:24:35Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

that is one of the "Food Not Bombs" logos



clinton roy says:

Posted at 2017-03-22T23:52:07Z relating to the show hpr2252 which was released on 2017-03-21 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 6

I nearly made it all the way through this one. There was some interesting content on the lazarus-ide.org project.


Bob Jonkman says: Consultant

Posted at 2017-03-22T22:50:20Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

Hi @EineBiene: Do you have a template file for that Anarchist Carrot image? An .svg or an .xcf or an .odg, or even a .pdf?

Thanx!
-- @BobJonkman@sn.jonkman.ca


Clinton Roy says: Thank you

Posted at 2017-03-22T00:49:22Z relating to the show hpr2253 which was released on 2017-03-22 by @einebiene entitled How to make and use a stencil

This was great! thank you for uploading.


Windigo says: Good idea

Posted at 2017-03-16T17:04:40Z relating to the show hpr2246 which was released on 2017-03-13 by operat0r entitled My Custom RSS Comic and Security Feed

I've run into this with some of the RSS feeds I have subscribed to, and had never thought about creating a secondary re-feeder feed to fix it. Brilliant!


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2017-03-16T02:41:48Z relating to the show hpr2249 which was released on 2017-03-16 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 3

Aaaand I gave up on this one about twenty minutes in when birtherism came up. I really like the concept of the new year show, but it feels like it's gone completely off the rails.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2017-03-16T00:57:08Z relating to the show hpr2248 which was released on 2017-03-15 by Various Hosts entitled HPR New Year show episode 2

Some interesting stuff, but I gave up when the conversation turned to rape on college campuses.


Mike Ray says: Listen to the entities

Posted at 2017-03-10T16:42:55Z relating to the show hpr2245 which was released on 2017-03-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 1

Wherever possible all database design should be driven by what the entity relationship is telling you, and Mr Codd should be obeyed.

In this case there are just two entities; 'show' and 'tag'. And their relationships are:

Show can have one or more tags

Tag can appear attached to one or more show.

Which gives rise to the many-to-many relationship like this:

show------tag

The show_tag_xref table has a compound unique key comprised of the key column from the two outside tables, show and tag.

That's the pure analysis of the two entities concerned.

I can't think of any processing constraints, like speed or storage that would compel that relationship to be compromised. As you said in your part 1, this is a small database.


Dave Morriss says: Oops!

Posted at 2017-03-10T10:40:05Z relating to the show hpr2245 which was released on 2017-03-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Managing tags on HPR episodes - 1

Sorry Mike,

I hadn't forgotten your excellent show. It's been in my list of references all along. However, since I started by designing a single show which then got split into three, reference to show 1569 got relegated to the last show in the series.

I didn't quite appreciate the effect that would have, since the three shows were still one in my head. As it stands it looks as if I have disregarded your contribution, whereas what I had wanted to do was move slowly towards it, looking at possible alternatives and showing their advantages and disadvantages along the way.

Show two is in the queue for the 31st March, but show three is still in production. It will be the next show I upload though.

Dave



Tony Hughes says: hpr 2280

Posted at 2017-03-09T21:17:28Z relating to the show hpr2280 which was released on 2017-04-28 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Lenovo X61s Part 2, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hi Just an update, I needed a replacement NON OEM battery for one of the X61s I have with a totally dead battery (that is something you have to factor in to buying stuff from auction) Cost me £17 inc delivery on eBay and its a 77Wh one. This is currently showing 5hours remaining and I've been using the laptop for about an 1 1/2 hours. So don't be afraid to pick up one with a duff battery if cheaper as a replacement is not expensive and with the SSD give a working days life to the PC. So even with New SSD and Battery the X61s only set me back £93. If your lucky you may find one really cheap on eBay, Happy shopping!!!


davidWHITMAN says: Ham Radio Roundtable

Posted at 2017-03-09T01:08:36Z relating to the show hpr2240 which was released on 2017-03-03 by Various Hosts entitled Amateur Radio Round Table

Nice show. I hope there are many more. I would like to ask for a detailed explanation of how the length of a frequency is measured (2 meters?), what frequency is most powerful, and how modulation works. And of course.....is ET trying to contact me?


Bookewyrmm says: thanks and sorry

Posted at 2017-03-06T17:36:34Z relating to the show hpr2206 which was released on 2017-01-16 by Reg A entitled Podcasts I Listen To, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Reg,

Thanks for the good show(s)! I had been looking for a podcast manager for my android phone and tried Podkicker! I am currently using the free version, and have been using it since about a week after your show aired.I have every intention of supporting the developer and buying the paid version! What a great little app!

I will also be checking out some of the podcasts you mentioned!

The sorry is for my taking so long to reply.


Dave Morriss says: Nice idea

Posted at 2017-03-06T15:08:31Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

Thanks Tony, and thanks for telling Manchester Barcamp about HPR :-)


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2017-03-05T02:51:00Z relating to the show hpr2178 which was released on 2016-12-07 by klaatu entitled Dice Mixer

The term "tin horn" gambler refers to a tin and leather dice mixer carried by gentlemen gamers in the old west. You are a really good salesman, klaatu. Even though I neither tabletop game or participate in dice based games of chance, based of your description, I sorta want one of these now.


jezra says:

Posted at 2017-03-03T03:02:35Z relating to the show hpr2239 which was released on 2017-03-02 by Jezra entitled making jerky

That sounds amazing. Do you know if it is a doe or a buck?


Krayon says: OGGBot

Posted at 2017-03-02T07:46:25Z relating to the show hpr2221 which was released on 2017-02-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

There's also OGGBot in IRC that can do lookups. From it's help:
hpr ep[isode]
hpr ti[tle] [-i]
hpr ho[st] [-i]
hpr la[test]
hpr sl[ot]

So to find shows about raspberry topics:
OGGBot: hpr ti -i raspberry

Which yields a channel message:
Found 8 matches, PMing you the first 6 (try refining your search)

And a PM containing:
Episode 1721: Cross-compilers Part 2 by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1721 )
Episode 1712: What's in my Crate by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1712 )
Episode 1706: Cross-compilers part 1 by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1706 )
Episode 1649: Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1649 )
Episode 1629: Banana Pi - First Impressions by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1629 )
Episode 1569: Many-to-many data relationship howto by Mike Ray ( mike.nospam@nospam.raspberryvi.org ) ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1569 )

Two things to note:
1. I need to make it not include the host name or email when searching
titles; and
2. I need to do an episode on OGGBot :/


Tony Hughes says: hpr 2255

Posted at 2017-03-01T18:08:56Z relating to the show hpr2255 which was released on 2017-03-24 by Dave Morriss entitled The Good Ship HPR

Hi Dave I enjoyed the show about the history and workings of hpr. I did a slot about HPR at Manchester Barcamp last year and during the talk likened HPR to a BarCamp of the airwaves as just like a BarCamp as long as it's legal and you make it clear if familly frendly or not, you can talk on any topic that you have a passion for and you want to share with the listeners. Maybe that could be a new tag line, HPR the BarCamp of the podcast World!!


b-yeezi says: For the whole series

Posted at 2017-02-28T14:10:07Z relating to the show hpr2227 which was released on 2017-02-14 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2017 H Building and the Hallway track, from a series on Interviews

I wanted to leave one comment for the series of FOSDEM interviews. Thank you so much for these episodes. They were a pleasure to listen to. I wish I could have attended. It makes me want to record at least one episode from SCALE, which I will be attending.


jezra says: Wonderful

Posted at 2017-02-28T02:46:24Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

When you mentioned that the RPis are general computer computers, it really resonated with me that they are also ideal for an "always on" computer due to their low power consumption.



Kevin O'Brien says: Great Interviews!

Posted at 2017-02-28T00:34:23Z relating to the show hpr2235 which was released on 2017-02-24 by Clinton Roy entitled linux.conf.au 2017: First timers interviews, from a series on Interviews

I just finished listening to them today, and they are great! I hope you can do more in the future.


clacke says: Video

Posted at 2017-02-25T12:28:55Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

I did record a presentation using those slides in February, so I guess I won't record a show. Video here:

https://www.lysator.liu.se/~clacke/video/2017-01-24_HK_Functional_Programming_guix_qscale_5.mp4

The latest Community News suggested though that my "Everyday package operations" comment deserved an episode, so I may record that.


sigflup says: right on

Posted at 2017-02-21T21:43:36Z relating to the show hpr2236 which was released on 2017-02-27 by b-yeezi entitled Hoarding Raspberry Pis

Very good show!


Guido says: Great to hear about the big picture

Posted at 2017-02-16T17:54:12Z relating to the show hpr2229 which was released on 2017-02-16 by Clinton Roy entitled linux.conf.au 2017: Kathy Reid, from a series on Interviews

As someone who is putting on an open source conference in Boston, I find it hard to get a feel for where the community is locally. I really enjoyed this interview and discussion about how to enable organizers with tools for conferences.


brian says: a clarrification

Posted at 2017-02-10T05:24:58Z relating to the show hpr2213 which was released on 2017-01-25 by brian entitled Clay Body

i want to impress the image of the clay particles and their memory, but it caused me to simplify both the formation of clay, and the aging of clay quite a bit... the more important mechanism is a chemical decomposition regarding both... mold, algae, beer, etc. can be very good for the aging process, and the mountain is more decomposed chemically than ground to dust...


Ken Fallon says: You did that unscripted ?

Posted at 2017-02-08T12:54:31Z relating to the show hpr2221 which was released on 2017-02-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Brian,

You hit me with my own catch phrase - touche

I did not think for one second that you could do such a detailed show without referring to some form of a document digital or physical.

Great show - keep them up. We'll happily keep notes if needed.

Ken.


operat0r says: YuMMM hacking meat

Posted at 2017-02-08T05:52:47Z relating to the show hpr2239 which was released on 2017-03-02 by Jezra entitled making jerky

I just got like 4lbs of deer meat :) teriyaki alton brown


Alpha32 says: Oh man...

Posted at 2017-02-07T15:35:35Z relating to the show hpr2220 which was released on 2017-02-03 by laindir entitled Taking apart a tablet

This was a real nail-biter. I really hope you had a grounding bracelet. Thanks for the look inside a tablet and thorough description.


brian says: sorry

Posted at 2017-02-06T21:33:52Z relating to the show hpr2221 which was released on 2017-02-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2017, from a series on HPR Community News

I will make a point of having better shownotes... I was on the "audio is better than no audio"... The show would have been a month out, if ever, if i prepared or researched... I apologize for the inconvenience to those who need them.


Michael (mirwi), DL4MGM says: Doppler shift

Posted at 2017-02-04T13:57:46Z relating to the show hpr2216 which was released on 2017-01-30 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Working AO-85 with my son

Hello Christopher,

you were wondering, why the Doppler shift was on the transmit side for the AO-85 satellite. Well, there is always Doppler shift on the uplink and downlink frequencies. Up and down are separated by using different frequency bands of 2m (VHF,145MHz) and 70cm (UHF,435MHz). As Doppler shift scales with frequency, it is obvious that the effect is thrice as severe on the 70cm frequency as opposed to 2m. Amsat Oscar 85 (AO-85) has a U/V transponder, which means the transmit direction towards the satellite is on UHF and thus experiences the greater Doppler shift. Some other satellites have V/U transponders, where the bigger shift effect will be seen on the output of the satellite.

Another entry for the list of things to explain, in a separate show or the amateur round table: "What is this Doppler shift all about?" The best way to demonstrate it would probably be a recording of the telegraphy telemetry beacon, many of the birds have, where you can easily hear the pitch of the tone changing while the satellite passes.

BTW, I was not even aware that there was an AO-85... I have to keep more updated on this. :-)

Regards,
Michael


Jim Weda says: Treat list....

Posted at 2017-02-02T05:27:46Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

You definitely put some time in being that you were able to put a great list together.I know when I was doing my search for great builders I could learn from I made sure I watched many of their videos until I felt confident and comfortable about turning to them for ideas and techniques.

Thanks for turning me on to a couple new names I hadn't ruñ into yet.can't wait to watch some of these since I really agree with the rest of the list.


Matt says: MiniDisc brought me here...

Posted at 2017-02-01T19:50:04Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

MiniDisc is still going strong, and it was via the 'MiniDisc' Facebook group that I discovered this link. As an online group they are approaching nearly 2,000 members, and shows that there still a sub-culture for the format!


Quvmoh says:

Posted at 2017-01-27T22:41:50Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

Hah!, starting to become a bit of disease, picked up a rack Minidisk deck off of craigs list, still have not told the wife :-)


Jonathan Kulp says: Yikes

Posted at 2017-01-27T18:38:16Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Mine are not CANbus so hopefully won't have meltdowns!


Ken Fallon says: Smokin' hot CANbus LED lamps. (230C in open air.)

Posted at 2017-01-27T13:34:46Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkPGqM0Sl64

From the "bigclivedotcom " channel


Jonathan Kulp says: Blinkers

Posted at 2017-01-27T12:30:22Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Steve, you're way ahead of me. I didn't even consider that this could happen to the blinkers until it actually happened and then I had to research to figure out what was going on. I don't understand electricity very well. :)


Jonathan Kulp says: Probably not

Posted at 2017-01-27T12:24:22Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Nah, probably not saving power on the blinkers, but if you get 10x more life span as they claim and brighter lights, it's still worthwhile.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2017-01-27T04:05:00Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

So, if you replace an inefficient bulb with a high efficient LED and a resister of the same load, are you actually saving any power at all?


Steve says: What about the blinkers?

Posted at 2017-01-26T19:12:23Z relating to the show hpr2214 which was released on 2017-01-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

It was pretty funny. As I was sitting there listening to your episode, while you were changing the bulbs, I was thinking to myself, you know, I'll bet that an LED bulb would mess up the timing on the turn signal blinkers. And then your addendum... Nicely done.


dodddummy says: We called it fife, not five

Posted at 2017-01-26T14:03:57Z relating to the show hpr2207 which was released on 2017-01-17 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled NATO phonetic alphabet

If I'm not mistaken, they taught us fife for 5 and tree for 3 when I was in the army.


Bill Miller says: Great show

Posted at 2017-01-26T13:35:30Z relating to the show hpr2212 which was released on 2017-01-24 by Quvmoh entitled meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc

Listened to your show today and it brought back alot of memories as well. I went through almost the same thing in the timeline of your tech lifetime there and it reminded me of some of the great and not so great tech items we used to get to where we are now. Don't tell anyone. I STILL have some of those mini discs lol.


Bill Miller says: Hello

Posted at 2017-01-23T23:17:34Z relating to the show hpr2210 which was released on 2017-01-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled On Freedom of Speech and Censorship

Hey great podcast and I agree with you pretty much 100% I may not even agree with Spaceman but I totally support his right to express his opinion not matter how offensive it is to others. Hope to hear more from you!


dodddummy says:

Posted at 2017-01-22T19:23:43Z relating to the show hpr2209 which was released on 2017-01-19 by Jon Kulp entitled Calibre eBook Server

I just tried it from one of my other 3gs and it was fine. So I compared the two side by side and noticed that the display on one has a display problem. I didn't notice it while reading books. With that in mind, I've changed my mind and will use this for the 3gs excluding the one with the display defect.


droops says: Well Said

Posted at 2017-01-22T16:17:05Z relating to the show hpr2210 which was released on 2017-01-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled On Freedom of Speech and Censorship

Very well said!


Clinton Roy says: Thanks!

Posted at 2017-01-21T22:19:39Z relating to the show hpr2207 which was released on 2017-01-17 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled NATO phonetic alphabet

Thanks very much for this, it was a wonderful little episode. I heard this on a plane with all the noise surrounding me, it was interesting to re-listen to it with my headphone noise cancellation off and work out how good it was at carrying information when there is a lot of background noise :)


Jonathan Kulp says: Ports

Posted at 2017-01-21T18:53:28Z relating to the show hpr2209 which was released on 2017-01-19 by Jon Kulp entitled Calibre eBook Server

Whoops, yes, must have port number appended to url. Glad it worked!


dodddummy says:

Posted at 2017-01-21T14:28:56Z relating to the show hpr2209 which was released on 2017-01-19 by Jon Kulp entitled Calibre eBook Server

I tried this and it works great. I don't remember if it was noted in the show but you need to supply the port number. On my kindle 3g with keyboard, it's hard to read the pages. Had to play around with display settings and reload when the pages got garbled. But it did work. I think I'll probably plug in the 3gs if possible though because it takes me a while to get to the page.

Worked much better on the Kindle dx.


Jonathan Kulp says: Not a camper

Posted at 2017-01-20T20:11:49Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

I'm not a camper but you made it sound like it's almost something I might wanna try someday. I definitely want to try kayaking around the waters here in Louisiana but am not sure about the camping bit. BTW I never realized you were in Louisiana. Gimme a holler if you come through Lafayette.


Windigo says:

Posted at 2017-01-20T18:23:03Z relating to the show hpr2207 which was released on 2017-01-17 by Hannah, of Terra, of Sol entitled NATO phonetic alphabet

What a cool spin on the podcast recommendation topic! I don't think I've ever formally been introduced to the NATO phonetic alphabet, and your recommended podcasts sound intriguing as well.

Thanks, and welcome to Hacker Public Radio!


droops says: Vacation Destination?

Posted at 2017-01-19T19:25:01Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

Ken you know you are always welcome. Though if you overstay I may just leave you in the woods and come visit sometimes (and bring you batteries so you can keep running HPR like a champ).


Ken Fallon says: Another vacation destination

Posted at 2017-01-19T17:48:36Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

He just invited us to stay !


droops says: Thanks

Posted at 2017-01-19T17:29:31Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

Thanks for your kind comment Mongo.

After listening to the podcast again I left out something. Cheap gear is not the same as bad gear. You want quality gear but to not pay much for it. If I had a $400 tent and an ember burned a hole in it, I would be much more upset than when my $40 tent gets a hole. I try and test everything in my yard before relying on it (tent under a sprinkler) as to not bring worthless gear with me.

This kinda goes along with the more stuff you bring the worse of a time you have. Gear will get dirty and tear and melt and get lost. None of this stuff should be so precious that it ruins your time. Have backups of important things (fire-starting, water filtration, navigation) and just roll with it.


Mongo says: Camping the right way

Posted at 2017-01-19T14:37:42Z relating to the show hpr2208 which was released on 2017-01-18 by droops entitled Kayak Camping

I just listened to your excellent podcast on Kayak Camping in Louisiana. You have arrived at the right way of doing it and I enjoyed your story. For me, there is nothing better than waking up in the great outdoors. I tent camped for many years, sometimes from backpack or bicycle, but mostly from the car, and usually with dogs. Cheap gear (mostly), real food, no tech. Thank you for the podcast.


reg a says: Linux Luddites Update Info

Posted at 2017-01-18T03:18:33Z relating to the show hpr2206 which was released on 2017-01-16 by Reg A entitled Podcasts I Listen To, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks pauleb.
I had not listened to the last 2 Luddites podcasts when I submitted my list.

Thanks for the info,

Reg A


pauleb says: Update on Linux Luddites

Posted at 2017-01-17T10:41:34Z relating to the show hpr2206 which was released on 2017-01-16 by Reg A entitled Podcasts I Listen To, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Hey,
probably you recorded the podcast before the news were out. Linux Luddites, which really was a great show, ended with the new year. But two of the guys went on and started Late Night Linux as a follow up podcast. So to update the list also visit http://latenightlinux.com .

And since you put them on your list I think I'll give TLLTS another go. I couldn't really get into them the first time I tried.

best wishes and thanks for all the content!

pauleb


BiasOpinion says: Working Programmer

Posted at 2017-01-13T22:33:53Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

Like many programmers out there I am stuck in the narrow focus of my job. I found this episode informative and inspiring. Big Thumbs Up!


dodddummy says:

Posted at 2017-01-12T02:56:46Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

Iggy Swann is another I like. I\\\'m a bit of a Darbin Ovar stalker. Paul Sellers, Diresta, and Primative Technology are like magic to me https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA

Already watch most on this list but there are about 5 I hadn\\\'t heard of. Can\\\'t wait to check them out.


FSA says: Some language is more offensive than others

Posted at 2017-01-11T20:32:27Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hey Spaceman,

I thought that for the most part your episode was an entertaining take on the subject, and I think that I mostly agree with you on the philosophical points behind it.

I also am strongly opposed to censorship of any kind, and the "fucks", etc. don't bother me.

BUT, I would just ask you to reconsider the use of "retard" or "retarded" as an insult.

Again, I'm completely against censorship, so I'm not saying you should be forced to do so nor prevented from releasing episodes that use them in that way. But I do think it's a different sort of offense than generic words like "fuck" that some people just happen to not like.


nondescript says:

Posted at 2017-01-11T16:43:51Z relating to the show hpr2159 which was released on 2016-11-10 by klaatu entitled Coup Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I took a copy of COUP when visiting relatives over the holidays. It was a huge success. Thank you for bringing this game to my attention.


Victor O says:

Posted at 2017-01-10T20:58:32Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

*thumbs up* I think making things is healthy. So what if factories make things a better and cheaper. Its not about that. Its about keeping our humanity. As a handyman we don't have to be so dependent on whats available. We have options.


droops says: Drachenblut

Posted at 2017-01-10T18:48:20Z relating to the show hpr2201 which was released on 2017-01-09 by HPR Volunteers entitled Matthew "Lord Drachenblut" Williams

Dude,

Its hard to listen to this episode thinking about you being gone. Thank you for being there for me and for everyone else too. I wish I had been a better friend to you.

I did laugh when they mentioned "long rambling conversations". I can just hear you saying "well ..... droops ..... "

This was a great episode and it didn't do you enough justice. You were a great guy and we are all lesser without you.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Awesome suggestions

Posted at 2017-01-10T07:01:41Z relating to the show hpr2202 which was released on 2017-01-10 by Dave Morriss entitled Makers on YouTube

I love Jimmy DiResta, and have spent more than a few hours on his channel myself. Looking forward to checking out some of the other channels you posted.


Victor O says:

Posted at 2017-01-09T21:14:44Z relating to the show hpr2190 which was released on 2016-12-23 by spaceman entitled fucking botnets how do they work?

On a side note I think you should share your findings. I kinda would like to see open databases of stuff out-there that you can download. I know you can google everything and Internet is easily acceptable. But I would like to own a couple of Terabytes of a database that is search index of the internet. Its nice I can download the DMOZ database.


Victor O says:

Posted at 2017-01-09T21:08:24Z relating to the show hpr2190 which was released on 2016-12-23 by spaceman entitled fucking botnets how do they work?

I love bots but I find it disrespectful when a bot impersonates a human being. I think bots should identify themselves as bots. I don't think anybody appreciates being deceived.


Victor O says:

Posted at 2017-01-09T20:30:06Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

lol - I used to watch China Uncensored on youtube. I think China & Russia have an inferiority complex because the rest of the world listens to the US.
They only act to protect their interests. They see the US as an intruder to their sphere of influence. I think mainland China just wants asians to deal with asians affairs. It is convenient for them but thats what they want. Anyways the US (country of freedom) refused to allow the south to secede when they wanted to. And say Trump makes hispanics really angry and regions dominated by hispanics so much they want to secede. The government will use military force to prevent it. I doubt any government today would allow a region to secede peacefully.


Jonathan Kulp says: Just getting started

Posted at 2017-01-06T18:27:50Z relating to the show hpr2199 which was released on 2017-01-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

Don't worry y'all, I expect this truck will give me episode topics regularly for a good while. I'm gonna guess starter motor or ignition coil within the next year. Spark plugs, at least...


Ken Fallon says: Nooooo...

Posted at 2017-01-06T11:26:38Z relating to the show hpr2199 which was released on 2017-01-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

This truck is worth it's weight in shows.


NYbill says: When is the new truck?

Posted at 2017-01-06T00:06:25Z relating to the show hpr2199 which was released on 2017-01-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

Eventually, Jon, will do an episode where he replaces the very last piece of the old truck. :P


gws says: no such thing as knowledge transfer

Posted at 2017-01-06T00:04:49Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

Sure, there's no One True Method for teaching; there's no one single style of learning. The point is not that you're out of order, it's that you're going to alienate your audience.

If show response is stochastic, then try not to become a statistic!


clacke says: Everyday package operations

Posted at 2017-01-05T17:01:21Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

The most common operations I do are:

guix environment --ad-hoc ncdu, where ncdu is something I heard about and want to try out, or something I only use once a month. It is then “installed” in the spawned sub-shell only. This is an awesome feature. (also, if you haven’t heard about ncdu, look it up)
guix package -i ncdu if it turned out to be something I like and use every day
guix package pull to get the latest definitions for this user
guix package -u to upgrade my permanently installed stuff for this user
guix package -d to erase history of what I had installed before and release thise references for collection
guix gc to reclaim my precious disk space


clacke says: Slides

Posted at 2017-01-05T16:47:14Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

This is not entirely helpful without narration (it's from a presentation I made), but maybe someone can glean some information from it:

http://clacke.neocities.org/slides/guix.html

Episode idea: Narrate this. I will do it in February.


Jonas says: Interesting!

Posted at 2017-01-05T01:44:16Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

That's interesting to know there is a virtualenv type thing for an entire user login as well as a "distro". I'll definitely have a look. It would be great to hear how your cohost is getting along with using Guix in his current setup a year later.


Ken Fallon says: Replies

Posted at 2017-01-04T09:48:40Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

@spaceman - Yes Freedom matters. Had they named it "Freedom Software" then there would have been no disambiguity.

@mcnalu - I don't believe it was a runtime bug as I said there were loads of examples at the time of both paid and gratis software (aside from the levels of Freedom). The term "Free" was also known to be the opposite of "Paid" at the time.
Changing names has been done many times in the past, PostgreSQL, Inkscape, Wordpress, MariaDB, LibreOffice, Jenkins, etc. it's part and parcel of how "Free" Software works. RMS himself puts the better name as a reason why "Open Source" was so popular.

@brian - I reported the bug. I leave it up to better minds such as yourself to apply the patch.


AConcernedListener says: Say what ever you want the way you want.

Posted at 2017-01-04T07:31:50Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

It is complete bullshit that people get offended over /words/ which are a part of the culture we are all occupying. As spaceman said, ACTIONS speak louder. I for one do not back censorship,and am quite concerned that any in this community would bow to the facists who /desire/ censorship.


brian says: liberty

Posted at 2017-01-04T06:47:56Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

when we say freedom, I believe we mean liberty. I have no problem with "libre", as it conveys the message without much misunderstanding. I have a problem with open source, as much open source is still proprietary.


brian says: please more

Posted at 2017-01-04T06:43:07Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

preferably, basic example of user package management... I installed and really liked it, but as a non-programmer, I was a little overwhelmed with system management.


mcnalu says: Language has a life of its own

Posted at 2017-01-03T08:40:54Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

You present a solid, clear argument Ken. Thanks for the show. My understanding of it is that they (RMS & co) didn't fully appreciate the bug until people started using the term 'free', ie it's a runtime bug. And once it's entered common usage it's hard, if not almost impossible, to alter that usage. For myself, I can live with the ambiguity by minding context and saying "free and open source software" when there's likely to be ambiguity.


Michael says: Additional links

Posted at 2017-01-02T16:27:53Z relating to the show hpr2189 which was released on 2016-12-22 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Working Amateur Radio Satellites

Hello Christopher and listeners,

cool show. Now I want to pick up my own attempts again...

Some comments / answers:

AMSAT is the INTERNATIONAL organisation. AMSAT-NA is the North American branch. There are many others. You already mentioned AMSAT-UK.

The OSCAR name is still present. Here is a link that explains the rules for use: http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=2478 In short, in the AO-XX, FO-XX CO-XX satellite names, O stands for the OSCAR. The first letter is usually linked to the organisation or group that built the satellite.

The problem of getting mislead by dead satellites can be mitigated by consulting the satellite status page http://www.amsat.org/status/ first. There you can see if others very recently have heard / worked a particular satellite.

Regards,
Michael (Mirwi)


Kevin O'Brien says: Excellent show!

Posted at 2017-01-02T14:42:49Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

As someone with a strong interest in both history and politics, I really enjoyed this program. I'd love to hear more.


clacke says: Bubble sort!

Posted at 2017-01-02T08:18:04Z relating to the show hpr2192 which was released on 2016-12-27 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fun with Oscilloscopes

Loved that the artist put in a sorting algorithm illustrations in Lines! I'm pretty sure they're all bubble sort, though.

Did anyone here watch Sorting Out Sorting? It's a classic! In 2005 sadly it was no longer a part our algorithms course, but we watched it as a part of student body lore. In original VHS!


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Thanks for sharing!

Posted at 2017-01-02T04:19:28Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

I am actually a fan of fountain pens as well. I love them, but sometimes it is hard to explain the fascination to people who don't get it. I don't know about anyone else, but I do get tired of the "why?" every time I mention fountain pens. Good to know I am not the only one!


clacke says: Correction: 8Sync 0.3!

Posted at 2016-12-31T14:41:45Z relating to the show hpr2198 which was released on 2017-01-04 by clacke entitled How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world

The show notes are already out of date. Apparently Chris released 8Sync 0.3 two weeks ago!


clacke says: Wow

Posted at 2016-12-31T11:55:20Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

Thanks all for your overwhelming feedback! I'll be less worried about going too long in the future, and I'm less worried about what people will think of the veery long Guix episode coming up. :-)


droops says: Best Tool

Posted at 2016-12-31T05:18:58Z relating to the show hpr2191 which was released on 2016-12-26 by droops entitled Building a Soundboard Android App with App Inventor

Because this is an awesome way to get people (especially my kids) into programming. Can you offer an alternative?

For the record, they are using Debian while doing all of this.

I hope you know of something better!


b-yeezi says: Informative history lesson

Posted at 2016-12-30T06:31:06Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

I truly appreciate this episode. Here in the US, we get a euro-centric view of history in our education system. It is great that you have done this history lesson, and makes some of the things going on in current geo-politics makes more sense.


Clinton Roy says: Outstanding!

Posted at 2016-12-30T01:44:25Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

Thanks for doing this show. I didn't feel it was too long at all. Turn your bloody phone off ;)


clacke says: Correction: Text source

Posted at 2016-12-30T01:42:54Z relating to the show hpr2195 which was released on 2016-12-30 by Ken Fallon entitled All you need to know when uploading a show

Ah, after posting I realized that the text-to-speech is from several pages. Let's see if I got them all:

http://hackerpublicradio.org/about.php

http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php

"More information" detours into:
http://hackerpublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php

http://hackerpublicradio.org/recording.php
http://hackerpublicradio.org/request_a_slot.php





Hahaa! Love the end note. Quite a suitable form of delivery for these lyrics. :-)



Ken Fallon says: Fantastic

Posted at 2016-12-29T18:30:12Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

Please do more of these shows.


njulian says:

Posted at 2016-12-29T10:02:01Z relating to the show hpr2165 which was released on 2016-11-18 by knightwise entitled Get the most out of your commute with these great audio suggestions.

Thanks a lot for this episode. It gave me some ideas what else I can do during long trips. I have a question about the lectures from Khan Academy you've mentioned. Is there any intended way to download these videos directly from khan? Because at the moment I'm downloading them to my computer and move them manually on my phone. I mean, it works like this, but it feels like an unnecessary detour.


Also I had to laugh little when you said that some podcasts are like radio shows, because my favorite podcast, Chaosradio, is an actual radio show. They just put the show online along with music, news and weather forecast. But I still understood what you meant with that comment of yours.


sapceman says: what about freedom?

Posted at 2016-12-29T02:58:28Z relating to the show hpr2197 which was released on 2017-01-03 by Ken Fallon entitled Why you should not say Free Software

How do you get the point of "freedom matters" across? in that sense open source would be a bug... because seeing the code != Free Software. It is possible to not be free even if you have access to the code. People need to get educated and get to know what is going on with software. I'm laughing because no matter what topic: free software, free energy, veganism and nutrition. the majority of people just want an iPhone that scratches their balls and watch their drone synchronizing channels. but yeah keep in mind that open source doesn't mean you're free... so what word do you wanna use? I suggest free/libre or free with an explanation. the reason it's still around, is probably because there ain't a thousand ways to say freedom.


NYbill says: Ha!

Posted at 2016-12-29T01:47:55Z relating to the show hpr2192 which was released on 2016-12-27 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Fun with Oscilloscopes

This seems like something right up my alley. ...have scopes, will tinker.


Matthew Jones says: Wtf?

Posted at 2016-12-28T22:25:16Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

Does it matter how much this kid says fuck? The podcast was flagged as explicit?


Steve says:

Posted at 2016-12-28T16:08:14Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

It does indeed help. Thanks for posting these.


Mike Ray says: Points

Posted at 2016-12-28T09:58:50Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

Nobody commented on your 'good' or 'clean' podcast but the swearing resulted in a tidal wave of comment. When was the last time you switched on the TV news and had to listen to the news reader telling you everything that had not happened that day?

Censorship. It is childish and naive to suggest there should never be any censorship. Would you expect a podcast about how best to kill the greatest number of innocent public going about their legitimate business to be censored? How about a podcast extolling the virtues of the sexual exploitation of minors? Since you mentioned animals and harming them, seemingly in the name of a carnivorous lifestyle, how about a podcast about the best way to kill food animals without having to bother about pain reduction?

Noise. I would be just as likely to switch off a podcast in which every other word was 'awesome' as one in which every other word was f***(ing). Nothing you or I can do with Linux is awesome. Black holes are awesome, as are huge storms, supernovae, solar coronal mass ejections, the size of the universe etc., but not Linux. That's just noise, like unnecessary expletives.

Today's podcast was good and worth listening to. Congratullations


Ken Fallon says: HPR About Page

Posted at 2016-12-28T06:02:30Z relating to the show hpr2193 which was released on 2016-12-28 by spaceman entitled a clean podcast with no swearing

(This is a repost of the comment I made to the other discussions. As this show was posted before I made those comments it is still valid.

Right now we have a "Call for shows" open.)


Hi All,

This ongoing discussion shows me that some of you are new to our community and are not up to speed with what HPR is all about. That's absolutely fine as we are all busy, so I have recorded a show hpr2195 ( See http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2195) where we read the about page http://hobbypublicradio.org/about.php and the "stuff you need to know" page http://hobbypublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php

I would consider it a personal favour if everyone would take a timeout for a while, and focus on recording shows that "are of interest to hackers".

Thanks,

Ken.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says:

Posted at 2016-12-27T19:04:18Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

I am thinking about making the whole thing available, but I want to do a new recording in Audacity of the original. I still have the original tape, but I need to get a new cassette player in order to play it. Hopefully, I'll get this done relatively soon.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says:

Posted at 2016-12-27T19:00:08Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

There are actually a slew of updates and fixes for Windows 98 and 98 SE that have been released over the years. Some are official, and others are not. Below are a few links to maybe help you out. Also, I'll provide a link to WinWorld, which is a valuable resource for old OS's that can be a pain to find sometimes.

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#SP1

http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php

http://www.htasoft.com/u98sesp/

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unofficial_windows98_se_service_pack.html

https://winworldpc.com/

Hope this helps!


spaceman says: free software

Posted at 2016-12-26T22:53:52Z relating to the show hpr2191 which was released on 2016-12-26 by droops entitled Building a Soundboard Android App with App Inventor

"why would you make your software available on a proprietary platform?"


spaceman says: i love your kid

Posted at 2016-12-24T20:09:16Z relating to the show hpr2189 which was released on 2016-12-22 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Working Amateur Radio Satellites

"mad respect for your son for just thinking about satellites.

I grew up with no intellectual interest for anything, just playing world of warcraft. It's kind of sad! thank you for all your documentation!!!"


Steve says: Windows 98 Updates

Posted at 2016-12-21T17:02:43Z relating to the show hpr2187 which was released on 2016-12-20 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled The Toshiba Libretto 100ct

Nice show. Retro computing is cool and the Libretto sounds like an interesting piece of hardware.

As an aside, do you (or anyone else) know of a good repository of all of the service packs and updates that were released for Win 98 or other old Windows flavors?


Michael says: "Beamer" vs. Projektor

Posted at 2016-12-20T16:01:32Z relating to the show hpr2139 which was released on 2016-10-13 by Clinton Roy entitled From Org Mode to LaTeX Beamer to PDF

Hello folks, I'm late at listening and this is somewhat off topic but I just can't keep my mouth shut. Sorry for that.
I coughed on the bit "Beamer is obviously the German word for projector." You are virtually right and even the "Duden", as sort of a reference for the German language, backs "Beamer". However, I still don't want to call it a "German word". It is an English word, or derived from it, that is used by Germans. There is the matching word "Projektor" in German, just no one is using it to reference to a data projector.
Alas, it is so common these days to call things by, what some people think might be, the English term for it. Just because it is supposed to be cool. An other great example of this is the use of the term "public viewing" in German to reference to watching a sports event on a giant screen in a public place like a town square.


spaceman says: re:re:

Posted at 2016-12-19T01:19:36Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

"I definitely sounded like a dick because my previous comment got truncated, so it just looks like a provocation, I apologize for that. wait until my next podcasts to judge me... my intend was to shock and it worked. it would actually be nice to talk about the whole FOSS/FLOSS Linux thing... like I said, the nail has been nailed... "


CPrompt^ says: Great explanation!

Posted at 2016-12-18T20:43:23Z relating to the show hpr2134 which was released on 2016-10-06 by klaatu entitled Shutdown Sequence Systemd

Great explanation of how systemd works with two services like this.

I started working with systemd services and went back to this show to get some info. Good stuff!

Just wanted to point out that in the show notes, there is a little bit of a typo.

Under the "fakehalt.service" you have listed in the Unit section :
After=fakevm.service
Requires=fakevm.service

However, right below that you call the service fake.service

You say it correct in the audio but the show notes have the typo.

Thanks!
C:\


Ken Fallon says: HPR About page

Posted at 2016-12-17T20:21:19Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hi All,

This ongoing discussion shows me that some of you are new to our community and are not up to speed with what HPR is all about. That's absolutely fine as we are all busy, so I have recorded a show hpr2195 where we read the about page http://hobbypublicradio.org/about.php and the "stuff you need to know" page http://hobbypublicradio.org/stuff_you_need_to_know.php

I would consider it a personal favour if everyone would take a timeout for a while, and focus on recording shows that "are of interest to hackers".

Thanks,

Ken.


spaceman says: RE: Just Rude for the Sake of Rude

Posted at 2016-12-17T03:09:34Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

lolololololol.

yes, it's *my podcast*, I do have it accessible on my mediagoblin account, otherwise I would use my hidden server to do so. you can't erase me from the internets. fucking sue me!


clacke says: First repercussions?

Posted at 2016-12-17T01:18:08Z relating to the show hpr2194 which was released on 2016-12-29 by clacke entitled The low-down on what's up in the Taiwan Strait.

China seizes American survey submarine drone right in front of the ship controlling it.

People are speculating that this is a first act of retaliation against the president-elect's indication the he will favor Taiwanese independence.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN14526J


b-yeezi says: I have to disagree

Posted at 2016-12-16T00:50:28Z relating to the show hpr2183 which was released on 2016-12-14 by Bill "NFMZ1" Miller entitled Data Privacy: Farlands or bust

Hey there Bill,

Great episode. I think you make some good points, but I have to disagree with you on a few things. I don't want to spend too much time going into it, but in general, I don't agree with the notion that just because the you can't expect to have total privacy on the internet, and that so many companies ask for so much of your information, that we as consumers should just throw our hands up in mercy and say "take it all".

We should be able to make informed decisions about exactly what and with whom information is shared. Many people, myself included, don't necessarily disagree with sharing some of this data, but huge EULA's and Privacy Agreements that Google and the like create make the transaction of information for services almost impossible to understand. Also, the closed source nature of their products do not allow users or experts the ability to validate the claims made in the aforementioned agreements.

In summary, I do not object to Google or any other company making the consumer the product. I just wish they were more forthcoming with their business practices, and therefore am selective on which services I choose to use.

It does make a thought-provoking conversation, so thanks for that!


b-yeezi says: :re Lots of useful info

Posted at 2016-12-16T00:15:54Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

Yes I know. I don't always use that Plantronics USB headset because of that reason, but it does the best at reducing background noise. I have to remember to position it correctly and do some tests before recording.


clacke says: Re: protos in production

Posted at 2016-12-15T09:51:45Z relating to the show hpr2179 which was released on 2016-12-08 by clacke entitled Mail to myself@myfirstemployment, Part 1

You have a point, maybe my suggestion to make sure the prototype cannot possibly be taken into production is too extreme.

I agree with you that one shouldn't be embarrassed over it when it happens. Bad code that solves the problem and doesn't eat more maintenance resources than it's worth is good code.


I think it's one of those pieces of advice that, like all (?) good advice, has a dynamic to it should not be taken to far in either direction.

"Your prototype will be put in production" as a warning is counteracted by "... but perfect is the enemy of good". If your proof of concept actually solves the problem, maybe it *should* be put in production.

I think the nuanced lesson to take home from this aphorism is this: The hacker should be aware that their code may be put into production at any time, so that they can make the right balance of decisions on what quality it should be when presenting it.


Ken Fallon says: Reposting from fragdev

Posted at 2016-12-15T07:46:32Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hi @spaceman1

Far be it from me to tell anyone what to do, apart from my Children of course. I have no problem with them using "bad" language when appropriate, in fact I encourage it. I do however punish them for been deliberately disrespectful even if they are using "polite" language.

You have to ask your self, whether your use of FUCK is adding anything to the episodes, or if it's just pissing people off. I was not personally offended by that, but … [some of] .. your expression did gall me a little.

How you act now is of course your call. How HPR acts after that will be decided by the community as a whole.

I am on the record for supporting the use of explicit language http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2013-January/008558.html however a lot more were against.

Keep that in mind if you wish to force the issue.


David L. Willson says: hilarious

Posted at 2016-12-15T01:09:07Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

spaceman: I for one enjoyed your eccentric and passionate performance. Your choice of colorful language literally made me LOL. Thanks for getting the hive buzzing.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2016-12-15T01:00:28Z relating to the show hpr2184 which was released on 2016-12-15 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 5, from a series on Learning Awk

Lots of useful info, great notes as well :)

There were a few times where the plosive Ps made it hard to listen to. What recording setup are you using?


Frank says: Just Rude for the Sake of Rude

Posted at 2016-12-14T19:15:01Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

No, my good sir, it is not *your* podcast.

If it were, you'd be hosting it on your own server. It's a contribution to the HPR community, and a darned poor one at that. Surely electrons can be put to better use.


davidWHITMAN says: Spaceman!

Posted at 2016-12-14T18:12:02Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

I quickly downloaded and listened to this show after seeing the furor on the mail list. I assumed the profanity was being used to describe one Donald Trump. I was wrong. Joke's on me I guess.


dodddummy says:

Posted at 2016-12-14T02:03:49Z relating to the show hpr2179 which was released on 2016-12-08 by clacke entitled Mail to myself@myfirstemployment, Part 1

I've only just started this ep but wanted to stop and comment. So many of my prototypes are running in production as we speak. Many of them still with original known bugs no body ever got around to fixing. I've learned not to be embarrassed over this. After all, they put them in production and didn't bother to fix the bugs for years and years.


spaceman says: reply from spaceman

Posted at 2016-12-13T23:18:58Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Dear HPR listeners;

I am sorry I offended you. Actually no I am not sorry!
this is my show, my podcast, on a platform free of censorship.
I don't have to justify anything to anyone; however, I will be making
a special episode, doing a full analysis of everyone's responses I got
on HPR and gnusocial. The episode will be %100 clean !! no swearing I promise.

if you hate my content, simply don't listen to it next time you see "spaceman".

Something has been said that actually made me mad, and it's none of your comments.
I sincerely couldn't care less if you are so easily offended.

I am quite pleased to be the most discussed post at the moment, and I know people who
can look beyond words are already doing personal research about food growing, creating
botnets for their businesses or ease their work load, or simply looking at my content on
my hidden websites on the onion network.

the nail has been nailed; I know you don't like hearing the F, C or whatever word. there's
no need to keep on writing those comments, because I KNOW.

If you want to keep crying about it, i'd politely ask you to go sodomize yourself with a
retractable baton. See? I'm already getting better from your comments I asked politely.

for questions, suggestions or insults: you can find me on loadaverage.org/spaceman1

happy hacking.


gmail blocking says:

Posted at 2016-12-13T19:32:23Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

I had to set a rule to get gmail to stop sending messages to the mailing list to spam.

Matches: list:()
Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "lugs", Never send it to Spam


pd says: Waste of Time

Posted at 2016-12-13T16:53:25Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

That was the worst fuc!@#$ thing I ever heard.


Ken Fallon says: He will reply later

Posted at 2016-12-13T13:30:38Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

spaceman contacted me to say he will reply tonight.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: HPR is not family frendly but ....

Posted at 2016-12-13T11:35:40Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hi mackrackit,

No HPR is not family friendly, in fact the stated goals in founding Twatech/HPR was to provide a forum where the rules applied by the FCC were not applied.

We offer feeds of shows that the hosts mark as clean if you wish to subscribe to that.

However, we also are dedicated to sharing knowledge and having so many people upset is also not the goal of the community. Forcing everyone to the clean feed will remove many other shows that only occasional use more colourful language.

I am not sure that spaceman has seen these comments, so I have sent him a message via social media allowing him to respond.

Could you all please make sure you are subscribed to the mail list.

Regards,

Ken.


0xf10e says: Three minutes of obscenities necessary?

Posted at 2016-12-13T07:38:08Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Do you have some bet running how many \"fuck\"s you can fit into one episode of HPR??
Seriously, you should have just left the first 3 minutes out.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2016-12-13T03:58:08Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Now I just feel like I'm being trolled.

I counted 34 effs in eight minutes of content, so four per minute, let alone the C bomb at the end. It's not just the language that's turning me off though, it's the whole tone, it's very aggressive and counter productive.


mackrackit says: Family Friendly

Posted at 2016-12-13T02:46:44Z relating to the show hpr2182 which was released on 2016-12-13 by spaceman entitled why say GNU/Linux ?

Hey, I thought HPR was supposed to be family friendly?

This guy needs to be screened!


Ken Fallon Host 30 says: I object

Posted at 2016-12-08T17:31:46Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Hi All,

Speaking as a HPR community member I strongly and most emphatically object to this suggestion.

This is the post I made the last time this was discussed and my feelings on the topic have not changed.

NSFW: WARNING Link contains EXPLICIT material.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2013-January/008558.html
NSFW: WARNING Link contains EXPLICIT material.

I lost that battle then, as we now have the explicit tag, but I feel the janitors have already implemented the requirements as to the explicit tag.

Further discussion now requires it to be carried out on the mail list so the entire community can participate.

Regards,

Ken as a normal host and community member.


Ken Fallon Janitor says: Technically yes

Posted at 2016-12-08T17:16:53Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

It is technically possible but you should bring this to the attention of the mailing list.


Ken as HPR Janitor


Cheeto4493 says: Add explicit to title?

Posted at 2016-12-08T15:40:26Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Is it possible to add explicit to the title? I normally don't even look at the Tags.


Ken Fallon says: Site and Feeds updated

Posted at 2016-12-07T19:38:18Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

I have updated the site and feeds to clearly display if a show is flagged as "Clean" or "Explicit".

Future shows will also have that added to the media tags and in the text to speech.

Ken.
take it away Mr. Blinkey


Steve says:

Posted at 2016-12-06T22:03:28Z relating to the show hpr2172 which was released on 2016-11-29 by Steve Saner entitled Dutch Blitz Table Top Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thanks for the comment. Indeed, the fast paced, barely controlled chaos of the game is it's appeal. It can devolve into hilarity at any moment.


Ken Fallon says: Complaints are welcome

Posted at 2016-12-06T18:52:16Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Hi Hi ShortFatBaldGuy,

You are completely within in your right to bring this up. As one of the HPR Janitors, I am just pointing out what the current policy is.

The only place that the explicit tag is signalled is in the RSS feed itself, it is up to the podcatcher to do something with it.

We could include an icon or some text in the description to show what the host has put for the explicit tag. That would need to be requested on the mail list, but be prepared for some lively discussion on the topic :)

Ken
In the role of HPR Janitor.


Ken Fallon says: Tags are not visable

Posted at 2016-12-06T18:44:43Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

My comment got truncated. (I hate this comment system).

(Quote)
Your show will be signalled as containing explicit content

Given that we are an open forum for free speech we signal all our shows as "explicit" with the assumption that the listeners will apply the required discretion when playing the shows in public. The fact is that the majority of our content is technical in nature and therefore is often considered appropriate for any audience. If you feel that your show will be considered inoffensive in every region of the world then you can signal that when you upload the show.

When dealing with content that is "explicit" or contains material that would best be suited for a mature audience, it has become traditional to include a short warning at the very beginning of the show before the intro, to allow listeners time to switch off the episode should they so desire.
(Quote)

All feeds support the option to have the option "explicit=0" appended to the end and it will display content marked as "Clean" by our hosts
http://hackerpublicradio.org/advanced_rss_settings.php

Any changes to this policy can and should be discussed on the Mail List.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/mailman/listinfo/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org


Steve says: Ham Radio Topics

Posted at 2016-12-06T17:12:51Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

This is not the first time that Ken has made a call for more ham radio topics. I would be interested and willing to do some shows on the topic, but I struggle a little to know how to approach it. What kind of show would you like to see Ken? An overview show of the hobby? Shows on any specific topic? Would anyone like to collaborate on a series?


ShortFatBaldGuy says:

Posted at 2016-12-06T15:50:24Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Ken - I'm not complaining about HPR (far from it!) or faulting you or the podcast for anything. I don't see the tags the way I navigate via my phone, so that is good to know. I also don't care that much about the specific language per se in most settings. My main point was that to me it seems out of place in what is primarily a knowledge transfer setting. Thx - Scott



ShortFatBaldGuy says:

Posted at 2016-12-06T12:42:42Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

Clinton Roy beat me to this. I\'m no prude, and drop the f-bomb as much as anyone, express yourself however you like. But as a helpful hint from your Uncle Larry, in a forum where the primary purpose is knowledge transfer, your colorful language only decreases your SNR and causes many to discount your message, perhaps completely.


Inscius says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-12-06T12:13:57Z relating to the show hpr2161 which was released on 2016-11-14 by Inscius entitled What's in my freezer?

Thank you for kind comments, and sorry for slow reply. :)

The recording device is Zoom H2n.

As for translation of words, these days I often find myself using Wikipedia for that. It usually gives explanations of concepts etc, and in that way one can be a bit more sure what one want to say in a foreign language (as English is to me). Obviously, I wouldn't only use Wikipedia for translations (or as source in general).


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2016-12-06T01:25:59Z relating to the show hpr2177 which was released on 2016-12-06 by spaceman entitled Knowledge Interconnection, the thai express hack

This seemed..overly sweary for my tastes. And I'm a sweary Australian..


norrist says: Great show

Posted at 2016-12-06T00:41:38Z relating to the show hpr2172 which was released on 2016-11-29 by Steve Saner entitled Dutch Blitz Table Top Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I was following along thinking how fun this game sounded. When you said how everyone plays at once and there are no turns, I realized how much fun this game could be. The history of the game and the culture was a nice to hear as well. Excellent show.


clacke says: Arousing regular expressions

Posted at 2016-12-05T21:43:18Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I did make the regex comment in a sort of Ha Ha Only Serious frame of mind, not a lewd one. :-)

My initial reaction was amusement that anyone would make the apparently futile attempt to convey regexes over audio, followed by love for the hackeresque pure devotion to the medium that would drive someone to make a serious effort, finally followed by a certain level of surprise and delight that the regex, unsuitable as it is for audio, actually carried over and was understandable!

So, part friendly mockery, part genuine delight. :-)


clacke says: On the purpose of those XEPs

Posted at 2016-12-05T21:37:33Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I'll probably bring this up again in my coming Overview of Slack Alternatives (yes, I now owe you such a show!), but before I forget:

The problems with naked XMPP, with multiple clients and with clients coming and going, are these:

1. If nobody is online at the moment, your message will be lost in cyberspace, and you may or may not be told that this happened.
2. If you have several clients online, they have priorities set to determine which client should get the messages delivered to it.

So what these XEPs do is that they add the ability to:

1. Store-and-forward, so that the server holds any incoming messages, and delivers them when you get back online.

2. Carbon-copy, which means that all clients currently connected will get any incoming messages, rather than just one of the clients.

3. Message storage, which I'm not sure how it's handled, but I suppose the server can back-fill a connecting client so that any messages received since last time will be sent to it, even if other clients have already received those messages.

I'm just inferring this from comments and from the titles of the extensions, I haven't actually used them.

Now, talking about "naked XMPP" is probably not fair, because these extensions are supported by several XMPP servers, including the original ejabberd project and the rather popular Prosody project.


clacke says: Dioder

Posted at 2016-12-05T21:28:16Z relating to the show hpr2176 which was released on 2016-12-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

In the original IKEA tongue, "dioder" is pronounced rather close to "de-order". :-)


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Loved This

Posted at 2016-12-05T00:18:44Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I was introduced to RPGs in the 5th grade, when a friend brought his copy of the AD&D Player's Handbook to school with him. I actually discovered Palladium Books' system sometime later, and really liked it. Although, it seems not many others cared for that system, finding it bulky and cumbersome, which I understand. Still, It's one of my favorites. This game looks to be remarkably engrossing. I am going to have to try it out with my wife. Thanks so much!


Dave Morriss says: MQTT uses

Posted at 2016-12-04T20:00:52Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Thanks Mike,

Interesting project. I don't know that MQTT provides a great deal of security itself. There is authentication built in but the documentation seems to suggest using TLS or VPNs for the security of messages.


Matt says: of course!

Posted at 2016-12-04T00:08:05Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

thanks... i wasn't thinking about dates starting with 2... duh

Cheers,
matt


Mike Ray says: MQTT and hardware monitoring

Posted at 2016-12-03T18:33:48Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Hello Dave. I can't say a lot in detail but I've worked before on desktop client software which monitors the telemetry served up by microcontrollers embedded in communication equipment used by French Metro systems. It all stems from an overhaul of comms equipment that happened after the Mont Blanc tunnel fire highlighted that the systems used by all three emergency services involved could not communicate with each other.

The original protocol we developed was bespoke, but since the explosion in IOT and other such things customers are now much more fussy about the protocols in use and having them meet standards.

A lot of folks are trying to stretch the point with SNMP, especially version 3 since it supports encryption, but in my opinion this is an incorrect use of the protocol which is designed to do exactly what it says on the tin, manage networks.

Since MQTT already has found use in railway systems and complies with Cenelec we may be able to pursuade customers to abandon their misuse of SNMP and adopt MQTT


Dave Morriss says: Re: Twinkly Lights and MQTT

Posted at 2016-12-03T15:49:42Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Cheers Mike,

Yes, MQTT is really cool and quite simple.

When I was working I did look at SOAP and XMLPRC as possible ways of shifting data between systems for account provisioning purposes, but never implemented anything. MQTT might well have been able to do what we wanted.

It'd be interesting if you could tell us more about the sort of applications you have in mind for it.

It's always cheering to find the comment notification light on when I get up, so go right ahead :-)


Mike Ray says: Twinkly Lights and MQTT

Posted at 2016-12-03T14:57:32Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Terrific show Dave.

I had never heard of MQTT until I heard this show. I was looking for an alternative to a XMLRPC client/server solution for a commercial project I am working on, and I have done work in the past for a company that makes communication gear for French metro operators. I note with interest that MQTT conforms to Cenelec standards and is already used by some railway hardware manufacturers.

I'm going to set my alarm clock for the middle of the night now just to post comments so that your little twinkly lights are on when you wander into your den in the morning :-)


norrist says: "2*/md"

Posted at 2016-12-01T16:58:29Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

There isnt anything special about "2*/md". All the files that I want combined into the readme are named by date and have the md suffix. so "2*/md" matches 2016-12-01.md as well as all the other daily files. The only reason for "2*/md" to be there is incase I have some other files in the directory that I dont want included in the readme.


Dave Morriss says: It worked!!

Posted at 2016-12-01T14:45:20Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

Thanks Jon,

As someone who studied Operant Conditioning back in my university days I am rather aware that I might have constructed a means of conditioning my own behaviour! I should work on a food reward dispenser system of some kind perhaps.

Looking forward to hearing about your LED project at some point too :-)


Jonathan Kulp says: You light up your life

Posted at 2016-12-01T14:27:42Z relating to the show hpr2173 which was released on 2016-11-30 by Dave Morriss entitled Driving a Blinkt! as an IoT device

I'm posting this comment with the sole purpose of turning Dave's light on. :) Super cool episode Dave! One of these days I'll use the IO pins on one of my Pis. I have an LED-related episode in mind too, though a very different kind. Once the semester is over I'll stop just lurking and post a new episode. Thanks for a great show.


Matt says: question about the script

Posted at 2016-11-30T20:47:38Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

I love your script idea and will probably be copying lots of it. THANKS!

however, in the last "for" loop where you cat your files into the new "README" file, i don't understand this bit:

$(ls -r $DAILYPATH/2*md)

more specifically, the "2*/md" bit. Is this some kind of BASH specific notation? Is this a Mac thing?

OTW, great episode and very helpful!

cheers,
matt


b-yeezi says: Very Interesting

Posted at 2016-11-30T20:17:30Z relating to the show hpr2170 which was released on 2016-11-25 by Ken Fallon entitled soundtrap.io, from a series on Interviews

Thank you for the great show. I found the entire interview fascinating.

I would love to see some example code for making a model for identifying species from a sound file from one of these devices. My mind is blown!


Amy says: HACK

Posted at 2016-11-28T20:26:52Z relating to the show hpr2171 which was released on 2016-11-28 by spaceman entitled hello world

It is super okay to hack. I was introduced to jihack11 at gmail dot com and dude impressed me. He did a great job, am happy and feel indebted to him forever.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-11-27T13:58:23Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

Glad you found it useful. Keep listening, b-yeezi and I will be talking more about such arrays as we proceed with the series.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks!

Posted at 2016-11-27T13:53:59Z relating to the show hpr2166 which was released on 2016-11-21 by Dave Morriss entitled How to use a Slide Rule

Thanks chalkahlom, glad you enjoyed it. I didn't realise that Boots (a UK-based pharmacy chain) sold slide-rules, but I see references to them online.

Cheers Steve. I don't remember being taught how to use a slide-rule. Maybe we were and I wasn't listening! I did use it a moderate amount, but not for anything very sophisticated. Perhaps you could tell us about the more advanced features by way of an HPR show at some point. You could demonstrate your new Faber Castell :-)


Steve Smethurst says:

Posted at 2016-11-25T23:33:07Z relating to the show hpr2166 which was released on 2016-11-21 by Dave Morriss entitled How to use a Slide Rule

I showd my students a virtual slide rule as example of analogue computer. Became fascinated with them and just bought a Faber Castell 52/82, duplex with 19 scales; of course from ebay. Not got it in the post yet. As a kid I used 4 figure tables but in O'Level class I was allowed to use my brand new TI-30. Didn't get taught slide rule. I liked the LL scales, raising e^x. I new there had to be a way to have y instead of e, so I looked up raising arbitrary y by arbitrary x. Well cool! www.antiquark.com


chalkahlom says:

Posted at 2016-11-25T20:57:41Z relating to the show hpr2166 which was released on 2016-11-21 by Dave Morriss entitled How to use a Slide Rule

very much enjoyed the show, and I was following along with my old \'Boots\' slide-rule. Thanks Dave


Mike Ray says: Sound trap IO, a different application?

Posted at 2016-11-25T20:06:19Z relating to the show hpr2170 which was released on 2016-11-25 by Ken Fallon entitled soundtrap.io, from a series on Interviews

Great interview Ken.

I have recently started to learn how to play a ukulele, and I mistakenly bought an electronic tuner without thinking it has LED tuning indicators. I started to think about connecting either a vibration sensor or a microphone to an Arduino and knocking something up, then I heard this interview.

I have emailed the guys to ask them if the soundtrap board has any pins that might be capable of driving the acentric vibrating motor from an old mobile phone. In this way I could maybe make a tactile ukulele/guitar tuner.

Soundtrap is an interesting project.


Otto says:

Posted at 2016-11-23T08:13:17Z relating to the show hpr2163 which was released on 2016-11-16 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 4, from a series on Learning Awk

A very interesting episode, many thanks.

I always shied away from awk - yet another scripting language, but now I see how associative indexing ("hashes") may be useful.


sigflup says: openbsd!!

Posted at 2016-11-19T22:59:17Z relating to the show hpr2181 which was released on 2016-12-12 by norrist entitled Install OpenBSD from Linux using Grub

Nice to see people running openbsd!!!


Klaatu says: Re: Crapette

Posted at 2016-11-18T19:52:59Z relating to the show hpr2164 which was released on 2016-11-17 by klaatu entitled Skipbo Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Interesting! I hadn't heard of Crapette before. I'll look into it, maybe. I have to admit, I am not well-versed in all the hundreds of games possible with a standard poker deck (or two). I really need to start learning some, because, obviously, there's great power in simplicity.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-11-18T19:18:21Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

Magnificent. I've been publicizing this every way I can think of.


folky says: Crapette

Posted at 2016-11-18T09:19:28Z relating to the show hpr2164 which was released on 2016-11-17 by klaatu entitled Skipbo Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thank you for this good show about a game I thought about buying. But know I understand I don't have too because I already play something similar with rummy-cards. It's called Crapette and can be very addictive ;-)


clacke says: Green beans

Posted at 2016-11-15T15:08:24Z relating to the show hpr2161 which was released on 2016-11-14 by Inscius entitled What's in my freezer?

I was dead sure green beans aren't called green beans in English. Looked it up. They are!

Or string beans, french beans ... but the canonical page is http://enwp.org/Green_bean .

Great episode! Short, sweet, brilliant.


thelovebug says: Nice!

Posted at 2016-11-14T18:20:33Z relating to the show hpr2161 which was released on 2016-11-14 by Inscius entitled What's in my freezer?

I see what you did there, very clever!

Audio quality was pretty spot on. What was the recorder you were using?


Dave Morriss says: "Sound-seeing"

Posted at 2016-11-13T15:47:03Z relating to the show hpr2154 which was released on 2016-11-03 by Jon Kulp entitled Replacing a Bicycle Brake Cable

Hi Jon,

I believe the name for such podcasts is "sound-seeing" as in "sound-seeing tour". I think kdmurray mentioned this in a comment on show 2111 back in September. I remember hearing this term back in the early days of podcasting, around 2005 perhaps, when Adam Curry used to record such tours for his "Daily Source Code" podcast.


Jonathan Kulp says: Talkin' Purty

Posted at 2016-11-09T22:48:51Z relating to the show hpr2156 which was released on 2016-11-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Reminds me of "Oklahoma" lines by Ado Annie, "Oh Will, don't start talkin' Purty!"


clacke says: Ear candy

Posted at 2016-11-09T15:32:32Z relating to the show hpr2156 which was released on 2016-11-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for October 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Mmm, I love hearing regexes spoken out loud. :-D

"bracket circumflex tilde ..."


b-yeezi says: ack.vim

Posted at 2016-11-08T02:29:27Z relating to the show hpr2140 which was released on 2016-10-14 by b-yeezi entitled Vim Plugins I Use, from a series on Vim Hints

Yes, Dave. That is the ack plugin that I use. There is also https://github.com/rking/ag.vim, which is supposed to be better, but I haven't tried it.


clacke says: More discussion and XMPP

Posted at 2016-11-06T11:25:13Z relating to the show hpr2169 which was released on 2016-11-24 by clacke entitled How I connect to the awesome #oggcastplanet on mobile

More discussion of Slack alternatives at https://quitter.se/notice/7891738 .

I mentioned briefly in the episode that XMPP has extensions that make it better for mobile. http://getkaiwa.com/ brings up Message Archive Management (XEP-0313) and Message Carbons (XEP-0280). Would be great if somebody has been using these with multiple inermittent devices and has comments on how well they work.

http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0313.html

http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0280.html



Dave Morriss says: Thought I'd never use this

Posted at 2016-11-02T12:20:52Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once

This was interesting, but I thought I'd never use it. However, I had an instance recently where making a GitHub copy of a repository on a GitLab instance was desirable. It was straightforward to set up and worked flawlessly.

Thanks for explaining the process.


John says: Fluxx synchronicity

Posted at 2016-10-31T01:10:02Z relating to the show hpr2136 which was released on 2016-10-10 by klaatu entitled Fluxx Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Amazing Fluxx synchronicity, I purchased Fluxx Firefly card game about a month ago. I agree with how the game is set up is good but you can burn through the cards fast. Its fun to get started and they have a lot of different Fluxx games but the concept is the same across them all. Again love the card game prospective.


Kevin O'Brien says: Fantastic Interview!!

Posted at 2016-10-31T00:44:02Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

I loved this interview. IT was fantastic it hear about how he worked out the inner workings of those computers.


Windigo says: Superb interview

Posted at 2016-10-30T21:09:21Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

I feel like this episode should be playing in the Computer History Museum.

It is unbelievable to see how much work it took to get us to space, and how far we've come with computing!


Mikael says:

Posted at 2016-10-29T18:05:42Z relating to the show hpr2150 which was released on 2016-10-28 by Ken Fallon entitled Apollo Guidance Computer, from a series on Interviews

Great interview. Very fascinating!


Dave Morriss says: grep and awk

Posted at 2016-10-26T14:13:47Z relating to the show hpr2143 which was released on 2016-10-19 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 3, from a series on Learning Awk

I'd skip the awk part here. My solution would be:

vim $(grep -ril "tpl_header" *)

The -l option to grep just returns the filename where a match occurred, so there's no need to use awk to separate it out from what grep returns.

In my case I usually keep vim backup files in the same directory so I'd change '*' to '*[^~]' to omit those.

As an aside I prefer $() to back-ticks since they are more visible and (I think) nest better.

There are times when grep is unnecessary because awk can do the same job, but this isn't one. Quite the reverse!


Bambiker says:

Posted at 2016-10-26T03:01:22Z relating to the show hpr2143 which was released on 2016-10-19 by b-yeezi entitled Gnu Awk - Part 3, from a series on Learning Awk

I cobbled the following together from what I learned in part 2. Maybe there's an easier way.
vim `grep -ri "tpl_header" * | awk -F ":" '{print $1}'`

It opens every file found in vim when grep finds the text "tpl_header" without quotes in the text. In vim, use :bn to hop to the next file and edit as you like.

grep -ri looks through every file and directory under the current directory disregarding the case of the search text. The * matches any file. I'm in bash, so it may work differently in other shells.


norrist says: Version with copyright notice

Posted at 2016-10-25T23:04:41Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

Thanks for the feedback. Here is a link to the script with an ISC license header.

http://norrist.devio.us/pub/todo.sh



Windigo says: Bees?

Posted at 2016-10-25T15:24:18Z relating to the show hpr2146 which was released on 2016-10-24 by klaatu entitled Cards Against Humanity Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I've had many fun games of Cards Against Humanity since my partner introduced it to me. I see it as a little bit of a social litmus test - a quick way to judge the humor of the people in a group.

This tabletop gaming series has been fantastic; thanks for all of the work put in!


Krayon says: Good fun!

Posted at 2016-10-25T06:29:02Z relating to the show hpr2138 which was released on 2016-10-12 by NYbill entitled Hack the Box with Bandit

NYBill,

Thanks for the episode, I always love these little games. This one is indeed
focused at beginners but can still be a bit of fun.

I only just started trying it out so I'm only up to level 16. Haven't come
across any challenge yet except the constant password typing :P

I created an extremely over-engineered lil' bashrc to ease typing a bit. With
it, once you've got the password, you simply type:
sshnext

And then paste the password.

It copies itself each level to ensure only people of your level can screw with
your stuff and to give you a working directory if you need one.

One need only (as bandit0) choose a base name for the directories (CHANGE_ME
here) and create the directory /tmp/CHANGE_ME.bandit0/ and the file
/tmp/CHANGE_ME.bandit0/.bashrc, containing:

set -o vi

echo "Setting aliases"
alias rot13='tr "[a-mn-zA-MN-Z]" "[n-za-mN-ZA-M]"'

# In bash >= 3, BASH_SOURCE will tell us who we are
medir="${BASH_SOURCE%/*}"
dbase="${medir%.*}"
wd="${dbase}.${USER}"

game="${USER//[0-9]/}"
curr="${USER//[a-z]/}"

last="$((${curr} - 1))"
next="$((${curr} + 1))"

unext="${game}${next}"

dlast="${dbase}.${game}${last}"

# Create this file as the new user
[ ! -d "${wd}" ] && {
cp -a "${dlast}" "${wd}" && echo "Created ${wd}"
}

unset medir base game curr last next dlast

echo "Working Directory: \$wd == ${wd}"

function sshnext() {
global wd unext

ssh -t \
-o "UserKnownHostsFile /dev/null" \
-o "StrictHostKeyChecking no" \
${unext}@localhost \
bash --rcfile "${wd}/.bashrc" \
-i
}


spaceman says: lulz

Posted at 2016-10-24T21:56:04Z relating to the show hpr2146 which was released on 2016-10-24 by klaatu entitled Cards Against Humanity Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I didn't know it is CreativeCommon.

this game is a joke in terms of "shocking humour" i guess 4chan /b/ destroyed my humanity.


Fin says: Nice! Licence?

Posted at 2016-10-24T15:07:12Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

Nice show! Sweet script! Is it up on a public git repo somewhere?

TL;DR Would you mind adding a licence?

You might think of it as just a little, personal convenience script that doesn't mean much, that anyone can adapt if they please right? But, technically speaking, you've got the copyright (by default) and I can't legally use this code.

You may consider it open source by being on a web page that is covered by the CC-BY-SA licence but they advise against it's use for software as it doesn't explicitly cover distribution of source code (see https://creativecommons.org/faq/#can-i-apply-a-creative-commons-license-to-software).

I ask you to consider adding a licence to make it clear what people can do with your script. I'd sure love to use it but, if I make changes and want to share it, we're in a grey area ;)


b-yeezi says: Love this Idea

Posted at 2016-10-21T06:05:01Z relating to the show hpr2145 which was released on 2016-10-21 by norrist entitled Daily notes and todo list with markdown

Thanks for this show. I agree with your reasons for using markdown. It gets out of your way so you can write. I also find the idea of using git interesting, but I would be concerned about privacy. I guess you can host your own gitlab...

Can't wait for your next show.


Klaatu says: cool!

Posted at 2016-10-20T20:24:46Z relating to the show hpr2139 which was released on 2016-10-13 by Clinton Roy entitled From Org Mode to LaTeX Beamer to PDF

Wow, this is really slick. I'm going to have give it a try (or at least something close to it. I know nothing of LaTeX, so I might skip that part). Thanks for the show!


Klaatu says: Cheers

Posted at 2016-10-20T20:17:38Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Glad the ep is appreciated! As I say in the show, the only reason I ended up using Flask was because it's what we had installed at the day job. Bottle, Web2Py, and Django are all other similar projects which I probably should have mentioned in the shownotes, so people can click on links and read up on each to see what they are interested in. Either way, it's pretty fun to mess around with, and a great way to stay immersed in Python, if that's what you already know (or are busy learning and/or perfecting).


Dave Morriss says: Very interesting show

Posted at 2016-10-19T23:05:40Z relating to the show hpr2140 which was released on 2016-10-14 by b-yeezi entitled Vim Plugins I Use, from a series on Vim Hints

Great episode. I find you can always learn something from a fellow Vim user's list of plugins. There were several here I haven't used before, though I'm trying them now!

You mentioned an 'ack' plugin, but it wasn't on the list in your notes. Did you mean https://github.com/mileszs/ack.vim, or is there another one you use?


kendal says:

Posted at 2016-10-19T21:06:34Z relating to the show hpr2126 which was released on 2016-09-26 by Alpha32 entitled My new (old) tablet

cool !!!!


b-yeezi says: Give bottle a try

Posted at 2016-10-18T21:56:53Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Great episode. If you like Flask, you may want to also try out bottle for smaller projects, or if you just want to make a REST API. It has very similar calls, like app.route(), and it's default templating engine is pretty similar to Jinja2. You can use Jinja2 if you wish with bottle as well.


JONATHAN KULP says: Seriously though...

Posted at 2016-10-17T23:38:01Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Fantastic show, man. I'm very intrigued by this thing.


Jonathan Kulp says: No Thanks

Posted at 2016-10-17T20:34:30Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Zero thanks for introducing yet another tool I\'d like to learn but have no time! Maybe next vacation. :)


ShortFatBaldGuy says: Great podcast

Posted at 2016-10-17T18:15:52Z relating to the show hpr2141 which was released on 2016-10-17 by klaatu entitled Make Web Python with Flask

Klaatu - Thanks, your episodes are always solid, and this one gave me 10 new things to go explore. It may have helped that it lined up with something I'm currently playing with (some home automation and a tool for my wife's coworkers), so that made it that much better for me. Thx - Scott


rtsn says: Good episode!

Posted at 2016-10-12T11:45:49Z relating to the show hpr2133 which was released on 2016-10-05 by The Bishop entitled Compression technology part 1

I just wanted to sat that I really enjoyed this episode. I love the "light"-technical episodes with a good balance between hand-wavy explanations and preciseness. It gets be interested and makes me want to learn more.

Keep it up!


rtsn says: !

Posted at 2016-10-12T11:42:16Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Good stuff!

To be honest I was stupid enough to think that I was too "cool" for RPG:s and tabletop games when I was I young so I never got into it back then and this is something I've regretted ever since.

Dark (o)ccult(s) sounds pretty interesting, I think I'll look into it. Thanks for a great episode!


Another Frank says: Touching

Posted at 2016-10-08T15:02:26Z relating to the show hpr2074 which was released on 2016-07-14 by brian entitled Experience With A Neighborhood Cat

I usually listen to podcasts late in bed (basically to relax the eyes and eventually fall asleep). This one almost brought a tear to my eye when your tale came to the point of departure.

I grew up with quite some cats and from those, two actually grew old in our household, the last one was blind for her last 1½ or 2 years. She was mostly outside, mind you. Poor thing.

Cats can be very sociable. They feel when you're ill and there's even been a story of a retirement home cat in England that sensed when a person was dying. Then, it went to that person's room, sat on the bed and spent cosy company until it was all over.


klaatu says: explicit push

Posted at 2016-10-08T09:17:18Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once

Funny you mention the explicit push. I knew about it, or at least I knew about the explicit pull, because I use it when migrating git repositories at work...but only with local URI's. It never dawned on me that it could be done with non-local URI's. Thanks for the tip!


alpha32 says: creeper van

Posted at 2016-10-06T18:55:52Z relating to the show hpr2125 which was released on 2016-09-23 by Alpha32 entitled My mobile recording solution, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

creeper van is the name I gave my work van. It's a windowless (in the back) white van. It's not very glamorous, but it holds a lot of computer parts.


elmussol says: Re: Joyce

Posted at 2016-10-04T08:27:46Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Just subscribed to Re: Joyce.

Thank you.


notklaatu says: Re: Great Show

Posted at 2016-10-02T20:04:45Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

Thanks Joe. I wish I had the moral high ground and could claim that I've always supported analogue gaming, but the truth is I'm only just discovering it myself, so up until now I reckon I've been a part of the problem.

That said, it really does seem like we're more or less in a golden age for tabletop gaming. Granted, the RPG systems from and since the 80s have always been ahead of their time, but it feels to me like the board game and card game systems that have been popping up are truly clever, steeped in equal parts solid game-theory and imagination, and they have something for everyone. If ever there's been a time to get into analogue gaming, I think it's RIGHT NOW.


notklaatu says: Re: Game Inspiring

Posted at 2016-10-02T19:59:36Z relating to the show hpr2127 which was released on 2016-09-27 by klaatu entitled Tabletop Gaming

There's something comforting and sublimely satisfying about sitting down with a good game, a good cup of coffee, and wading through all the different rules and exceptions to rules. It must be similar to the thrill that a lawyer gets when going to a legal library. Or, less repulsively, when a programmer reviews an API.


clacke says: explicit push

Posted at 2016-10-02T16:11:54Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once

Very cool discovery! I never even considered the idea that you could have several URLs for a remote.

As you mentioned that this kind of mixed remote would make it "impossible" (without adding remotes) to push to only one of the URLs, I though I should mention something that probably not everyone knows:

You don't need to set up a remote to fetch or push. You can use an explicit URL instead of a remote name:

git push ssh://my.server/~/git/myrepo HEAD:master

In fact, because I forget what the various options are for managing references/branches, I often use this to remove a reference in the local repository.

git push . :refs/heads/whatever_branch


clacke says: I figured :-)

Posted at 2016-10-02T14:12:28Z relating to the show hpr2130 which was released on 2016-09-30 by klaatu entitled Git push to two repositories at once

I thought, "Hey, this is probably useful if you want to host something at gitlab and have an unofficial clone at ". One minute later ... yep. :-)


Dave Morriss says: Re: textbook?

Posted at 2016-09-29T19:41:23Z relating to the show hpr2129 which was released on 2016-09-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 2, from a series on Learning Awk

Hi alpha32,

Thanks for the compliments. I'm sharing the awk series with b-yeezi this time since we're both keen to talk about it.

You'll have noticed that I like writing long detailed notes. I got into the habit of writing explanations of things when I started working in IT and kept a journal of stuff I'd learnt. It probably followed on from my science education where we were encouraged to keep a lab book of what we'd observed.

Soon after I started running an adult evening class in Pascal, and wrote a series of handouts for my students that grew into a textbook at the end of the course. It was intended as a resource that they could refer to and learn from outside the classes.

The workflow I use to generate show notes (producing HTML from Markdown) allows me to turn on an ePub generation stage. I tried it out for some HPR episodes but wasn't happy with the results. I could look at improving this if anyone is interested and could recreate ePub format notes for the sed series for example. It's not a textbook as such but should be a comprehensive set of notes about the episodes that could be read on a PC or tablet.


alpha32 says: textbook?

Posted at 2016-09-29T16:24:45Z relating to the show hpr2129 which was released on 2016-09-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Gnu Awk - Part 2, from a series on Learning Awk

mr. morriss, your series on awk, sed, etc. are brilliant. And a bit dense, i'm going to have to come back to these with a notebook and more time. Are you also publishing a manual or textbook to go along with this? Wouldn't be a terrible idea... Thanks for your excellent work.


guitarman says: Yum!

Posted at 2016-09-28T06:18:47Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

I've made these twice in 2 days now... Couldn't resist. I've upped the chocolate chips a bit since I'm using gluten free flour and it needed a bit more chocolate to cover that up.

Thank you very much for sharing and inspiring me to make cookies - haven't made them in years. :)


John says: Game Inspiring

Posted at 2016-09-27T18:04:08Z relating to the show hpr2127 which was released on 2016-09-27 by klaatu entitled Tabletop Gaming

It takes time to play a good analogue game how days where it takes two people. But I agree with the author that it is well worth the time. It allows you to be more creative in developing your adventure then today's narrow computer game stories. I download the Dark Occult game and plan to see if I can encourage other people to disconnect for a while and have some fun. Enjoyed the podcast and looking forward to the next show.


Dave Morriss says: Re: Info

Posted at 2016-09-24T18:21:07Z relating to the show hpr2116 which was released on 2016-09-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Duffer Gardening

Hi Col,

Thanks for the comment.

What sort of information were you looking for? Explanations of terms? Links?

Not quite sure what you need.

Dave


Col says: Info

Posted at 2016-09-24T16:57:19Z relating to the show hpr2116 which was released on 2016-09-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Duffer Gardening

Can you put a bit more info in the blurb about the talk?


b-yeezi says: Nice

Posted at 2016-09-24T03:26:37Z relating to the show hpr2120 which was released on 2016-09-16 by operat0r entitled WEBDUMP wmap EyeWitness phantomjs selenium

Ooooh I gotta try some of this stuff. More episodes, please.


Joe says: Great Show

Posted at 2016-09-23T03:18:43Z relating to the show hpr2121 which was released on 2016-09-19 by klaatu entitled Dark Cults Tabletop Game, from a series on Tabletop Gaming

I agree that board games seem like yesterdays history. I think they like the 80's music will make a return. Digital pulls people apart where the analog brings them together. Like the presentation and look forward to playing the game.


clacke says: Different within EU

Posted at 2016-09-21T15:03:16Z relating to the show hpr2095 which was released on 2016-08-12 by Ahuka entitled 23 - SSL Certificates - How They Work, from a series on Privacy and Security

Dropping in on the convo without having heard the episode (yet).

I'm in Sweden (which is in the EU), and the company I'm currently contracting for are pretty careful about dotting their i's and crossing their lawyerly t's, so I don't believe they would be risking doing anything illegal.

They intercept TLS traffic, but I don't know if they store anything, or if it's just for the content filter to work and then gets thrown away. Maybe that makes a difference.

Google Chrome uses the OS certificate list. So if you are on your company-issued Windows computer that has the firewall's TLS CA installed to facilitate interception, Chrome will accept the CA just as if it were a real CA. Firefox won't, because it has its own list.


Jonathan Kulp says: Mom's wisdom

Posted at 2016-09-20T12:39:56Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

Haha it's good to know that this was helpful. I gotta give credit where it's due, though. It was my mom that taught me this when I was probably 10 or 12 years old. She knows how to do basically everything.


MrsXoke says: You Learn Something New Everyday

Posted at 2016-09-20T03:56:50Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

I cannot tell you how many times I have stood in the kitchen trying to level off the vegetable shorting in the measuring cup, only to have to try and scrape it out afterward. Then, I would have to work even harder to wash the shortening that remained out of the measuring cup. Imagine my shock and excitement when I listened to your podcast, and realized that the rest of the world has been holding out on m by not sharing the brilliance of the displacement method of measuring shortening. They are jerks, and you may be my new hero as I approach the holiday baking season. I was truly pleased to learn there is an easier way. Thank you.


Jonathan Kulp says: cajun cooking

Posted at 2016-09-16T16:42:09Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

Thanks for the comment, glad to hear you enjoy these things. As far as the Cajun food, I could try it but normally my wife is the one who makes these dishes, except one time I did the red beans and sausage in the Crock-Pot when she was out of town so I might be able to handle that. I could ask her to do her own episode, but somehow I don't think that's going to happen haha!


Steve says: How about some cajun cooking?

Posted at 2016-09-15T18:17:11Z relating to the show hpr2119 which was released on 2016-09-15 by Jon Kulp entitled Making Chocolate Chip Cookies, from a series on Cooking

Enjoyed listening to this episode. I, for one, find your "listen to me while I'm doing something" episodes quite interesting.

You commented on red beans and sausage preparations. If you had any recipes, tips, tricks, and methods to share on cajun cooking, I'd love to hear an episode or two about that!

Thanks for the great episodes.


b-yeezi says: Thanks for parecord

Posted at 2016-09-11T04:42:20Z relating to the show hpr2115 which was released on 2016-09-09 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 3: nodm, cmus, and parecord

Thanks for parecord. I will try it when I record my next episode.

As for cmus, I can't recommend it enough. I have a nas with a nfs share full of a few thousand songs. Must graphical music players choke when updating the library, but cmus handles it like a champ. I agree that the controls take some getting used to, but it's worth it in the end. Plus it fits an I3 workflow perfectly.


Dave Morriss says: I enjoyed this

Posted at 2016-09-10T22:02:47Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

A good topic for a show I thought. I enjoyed following your thinking and your solution. The audio was good and the background noise was not distracting at all.

I never use full paths to commands, though I can see cases where perhaps I should. Have you been bitten by not doing this in the past? If so I'd like to hear about it.

I wondered why the date program used in the crontab entry was /bin/date whereas it was /usr/bin/date in the main script. Are you working across different OSes or architectures?

Looking forward to more!


norrist says:

Posted at 2016-09-08T19:28:17Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

I have never heard of a "here document". Thanks for the tip.


Kevin O'Brien says: Excellent show!

Posted at 2016-09-08T19:18:21Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

As I was listening to this show on my drive in to work I was thinking that it epitomizes what we mean by something of interest to hackers. I want to hear more from norrist.


Gumnos says: Cleaning up the script

Posted at 2016-09-08T16:25:37Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

You could clean up the script a bit by using a "here document" instead of a temporary SQL file, something like

sqlite3


JONATHAN KULP says: Worst ever?

Posted at 2016-09-08T11:34:46Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

I thought I heard you say at the end of this episode that it might be the worst HPR ever? No way! I really enjoyed this, was great hearing how you worked your way through the problem and arrived at a usable solution. Please do more!


Stilvoid says: Seconded!

Posted at 2016-09-07T22:34:53Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

I really enjoyed this episode. Please record some more :)


Ken Fallon says: Love It

Posted at 2016-09-07T18:19:17Z relating to the show hpr2111 which was released on 2016-09-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Love Audio tours


kdmurray says: Audio tours

Posted at 2016-09-07T07:30:51Z relating to the show hpr2111 which was released on 2016-09-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken was looking for a name for the episodes that people record out in the world rather than in the studio. The name I'm familiar with is a "Soundseeing Tour."

These are always great because of their ambient nature and that they provide a unique perspective on the subject by recording it on location.

This might be a good series too !


mackrackit says:

Posted at 2016-09-07T02:35:07Z relating to the show hpr2113 which was released on 2016-09-07 by norrist entitled sqlite and bash

I found this episode very useful. It gave me a lot of ideas. Looking forward to more like it.


Tony Hughes says: Show 2111

Posted at 2016-09-05T07:29:36Z relating to the show hpr2111 which was released on 2016-09-05 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Guys you wanted to know about the auction I use to buy my Computer equipment from. The company is called Northern Realisations they specialise in disposing of old corporate stock no longer required and much of what they sell goes into the refurbishment market. But they have a public auction once a month in Bolton in the UK.

http://www.realnorth.co.uk/


Dave Morriss says: "Copy and paste programming"

Posted at 2016-09-01T14:00:14Z relating to the show hpr2107 which was released on 2016-08-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Makefiles for Everyday Use

We have probably all been there. I believe the practice is called "copy and paste programming" nowadays. I have certainly written Makefiles by this method. I have tried to learn more about the subject by reading the GNU make manual but it's hard going!

I'd say it's certainly a subject for a series of HPR shows.


Jonathan Kulp says: .REAL

Posted at 2016-09-01T11:17:34Z relating to the show hpr2107 which was released on 2016-08-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Makefiles for Everyday Use

Thanks for the info. It's funny I guess I could read info pages myself but normally I just look at other people's Makefiles for examples and never really understand what they're doing. Once it all works I'm happy. Bit of trial and more error...


Dave Morriss says: I had forgotten hpodder

Posted at 2016-08-31T21:43:37Z relating to the show hpr2106 which was released on 2016-08-29 by MrX entitled My Podcast Client

Interesting show.

Your description of hpodder made it sound well worth looking at. Then I realised I'd heard the name before, and on looking in my home directory found I had used it back in 2006. I even found the ~/.hpodder directory and the old Sqlite database. (Yes my homedir contains all the collected crud of many years of tinkering.)

I have no idea why I stopped using hpodder. I eventually hacked together a system of my own around Bashpodder, so maybe that's why. Prior to that I think I was using Juice on the family Windows system and at some point gPodder.

Anyway, it was nice to hear about hpodder again


Fweeb says: .PHONY

Posted at 2016-08-31T11:29:26Z relating to the show hpr2107 which was released on 2016-08-30 by Jon Kulp entitled Makefiles for Everyday Use

Did a quick `info make` and scanned through it a bit. The .PHONY target is kind of a safety net. See, normally, targets in a makefile share the name of the exact file being made. However, in the case of something like `clean`, there's usually no file with that name being produced, just a series of deletions. *However*, if there is a file named `clean` in the same directory as your makefile, that can cause some confusion for the make command. So, by using `.PHONY: clean`, you're telling make to disregard a file named clean if it happens to see it.

I'm less sure about .SUFFIXES. The section on that in the manual was long and starts with the phrase "Old-Fashioned"... so perhaps it's something that's not entirely necessary for your makefile at this point.


Dave Morriss says: grep -q

Posted at 2016-08-25T17:31:42Z relating to the show hpr2094 which was released on 2016-08-11 by Jon Kulp entitled Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome, from a series on Accessibility

Yes, 'grep -q' simply returns a zero (true) result if a match is found and writes nothing on standard output.

I didn't know about this until relatively recently. The original Unix 'grep' I encountered didn't have this and you'd have to do things the way you did in your script. GNU grep was enhanced with many such features, which I think was a good thing personally. Others prefer the old "clean" way.


Jon Kulp says: Good tip

Posted at 2016-08-25T16:49:58Z relating to the show hpr2094 which was released on 2016-08-11 by Jon Kulp entitled Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome, from a series on Accessibility

Aha! Very nice tip! It would save us having to redirect stuff to /dev/null, wouldn't it?


Dave Morriss says: Using grep in a script

Posted at 2016-08-24T18:56:13Z relating to the show hpr2094 which was released on 2016-08-11 by Jon Kulp entitled Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome, from a series on Accessibility

One thing I have learned while writing Bash scripts (for the hell of it sometimes) is that 'grep -q' is useful for direct use in 'if' expressions.

You could do:

if wmctrl -l | grep -q "LibreOffice"; then
wmctrl -a "LibreOffice"
else
loffice &
fi

It can reduce script complexity a fair bit.


other_Steve says:

Posted at 2016-08-24T10:02:53Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

wish i could grasp this stuff. i hated computers and computing growing up but didnt understand the importance of oncoming onslaught of the computer age.presently 10 -15 yrs hunting and pecking and have tried to learn but, also have low iq, so im pretty much locked out of any hope of ever learning on my own..anywho thats my problem ! lstening as im typing,and the girlfriend and Prof Dad story is very cool. ty


ivor says: Interesting

Posted at 2016-08-21T14:53:50Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

I always love vim tips. So I got pulled in looking at the buffer search. Then I noticed the other tools mentioned. Most of them I know about and use all that are relevant to me very frequently. So now I'm going to subscribe...



Dave Morriss says: Thanks for mentioning 'ack'

Posted at 2016-08-19T16:30:03Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

Wow! I had never encountered 'ack' before. It's amazing.

I have written a bunch of Bash scripts to work with a PostgreSQL database (yes, I know, it's a bit like wearing a hair shirt; self mortification), and I found I could do things like:

ack --shell --pager=more psql .

There's no other easy way to do this that I know of.

Thanks very much for pointing this one out.


Kevin O'Brien says: Different in EU

Posted at 2016-08-19T16:29:00Z relating to the show hpr2095 which was released on 2016-08-12 by Ahuka entitled 23 - SSL Certificates - How They Work, from a series on Privacy and Security

Well, I am not a lawyer either, but it looks like EU and US are different in this regard. I can say that in the US the courts have ruled that it is legal since the company owns the computers.


Dave Morriss says: Some answers for you...

Posted at 2016-08-18T20:59:27Z relating to the show hpr2096 which was released on 2016-08-15 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 2, from a series on Bash Scripting

The "%s" is to be used in the prompt, as in:

if ! yes_no_mk3 'Do you want to continue? %s ' 'N'; then

It indicates the point at which the possible responses are shown in the prompt, using capitalisation to denote which is the default. I used '%s' because I'll be using the prompt string as a format definition for printf, and '%s' means "substitute a string of arbitrary length here".

The use of printf to write the prompt string allows the format to be defined when calling the function. The way it's laid out is:

printf -v prompt "$prompt" "[Y/n]"

because the '-v prompt' saves the result in variable 'prompt' (rewrites it).
The "$prompt" is the format string like when you do:

printf "The answer is %d\n" 42

giving:

The answer is 42

In this case however, the text to be substituted for '%s' is "[Y/n]".

None of this would work with:

prompt="${prompt} [Y/n]"

In my example function call above you'd get 'prompt' containing:

"Do you want to continue? %s [Y/n]"

No substitution would happen.

Of course you could redesign the function to simply append the "[Y/n]" to the prompt in the way you did. I just liked the flexibility of being able to place that part of the prompt where I liked.

Hope that helps.


Ken Fallon says: Here's me with the questions

Posted at 2016-08-18T19:38:12Z relating to the show hpr2096 which was released on 2016-08-15 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions - part 2, from a series on Bash Scripting

Any special significance to the "%s" ?

Did not know this: ${FUNCNAME[0]}:
nor this: ${BASH_LINENO[0]}:
nor this: default="${2^^}"

Why do this:
printf -v prompt "$prompt" "[Y/n]"
and not this:
prompt="${prompt} [Y/n]"


Ken Fallon says: Not allowed in the EU

Posted at 2016-08-18T19:17:47Z relating to the show hpr2095 which was released on 2016-08-12 by Ahuka entitled 23 - SSL Certificates - How They Work, from a series on Privacy and Security

Excellent episode as always.

IAMAL but in the EU at least it is not permissible to intercept all communications via a local ssl cert, even if a policy is in place about non personal use of computers.

Google Chrome also implements checks to alert if the cert used on a site doesn't match the known cert (eg google.com turns out to be company.example.com)

Ken.


Thaj says: Thanks!

Posted at 2016-08-18T00:56:33Z relating to the show hpr2090 which was released on 2016-08-05 by Thaj Sara entitled A Docker Dialog

Groovy, Thanks. Don;t worry there are going to be more like this one in the future for sure.


Ken Fallon says: I love detox

Posted at 2016-08-17T16:55:35Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

detox -vr *

wow what an excellent tool.


Jonas says: New perspective.

Posted at 2016-08-13T10:57:08Z relating to the show hpr2082 which was released on 2016-07-26 by Nacho Jordi entitled Basic Audio Production - Equalization

Thanks for the show. I always tend to change the EQ settings when listening to music, etc. I never really thought about it from the audio engineer's point of view. Specifically the idea of tuning different frequencies out of a recording to change the feel of the recording. Seems like what noise cancelling headphones do but more manual and precise. EQ after the recording is done feels kind of blunt and pointless after hearing what it's really for. I guess that's why they have all those sliders when you see studios on TV and movies. I have much more respect for audio production engineers now.

Maybe on your next show, you can talk about the different ways you could record in a noisy multi-person room as compared to a smaller room with just one or two people.


Dave Morriss says: Great show

Posted at 2016-08-13T10:24:35Z relating to the show hpr2089 which was released on 2016-08-04 by MrX entitled Solving a blinkstick python problem

Hi Mr X,

An interesting show. Good to know you're having fun with the BlinkStick.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your Python project in due course.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2016-08-10T02:13:12Z relating to the show hpr2093 which was released on 2016-08-10 by Dave Morriss entitled GNU Health, from a series on Interviews

Very interesting, and important, thanks for the interview.


Jonathan Kulp says: Ack!

Posted at 2016-08-09T00:46:44Z relating to the show hpr2091 which was released on 2016-08-08 by b-yeezi entitled Everyday Unix/Linux Tools for data processing

Thanks this is a genius tool. Never heard of it before.


b-yeezi says: More interviews

Posted at 2016-08-08T19:22:32Z relating to the show hpr2090 which was released on 2016-08-05 by Thaj Sara entitled A Docker Dialog

I really enjoyed this show. Not only did it make Docker seem more approachable to me, but I liked hearing the different perspectives of beginner and experienced Docker users.

I also enjoy the interview format, and want to hear more of them. I may have to try to make one myself.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the hint Jon!

Posted at 2016-08-07T20:49:08Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

Hi Jon,

My daughter had actually survived perfectly well with the adapter of the sort you recommended to me during the semester. Thanks for alerting me to these devices by the way!

I wanted to fix the audio jack problem because I thought the USB device was mechanically vulnerable, since it sticks out a moderate amount. My son destroyed a dual port on his laptop many years ago in an accident involving a large USB stick, so I have always regarded laptop USB ports as fragile.


Jonathan Kulp says: I'm in the Same Boat

Posted at 2016-08-07T20:01:21Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

The exact same thing happened on my daughter's laptop about 2 months ago. I still have not retrieved the tiny bit of headphone jack from inside the laptop. Our solution was to use a $10 USB audio adapter I had lying around for just such occasions when the audio goes belly-up on one of our computers. She's using that now and seems happy enough.


Dave Morriss says: I hope it never happens to you!

Posted at 2016-08-07T15:50:33Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

Thanks for the comments.

One thing I don't think I said was that I ensured the drill bit protruded from the Dremel only far enough to get about 2mm from the base of the hole. I had visions of wrecking the laptop if I accidentally drilled into some other component.

If I had to do this again I'd drill as far as I could, then I might try gluing a cocktail stick or thin nail into the hole in the plug with cyanoacrylate/CA/super-glue. I'd use the gel type so it didn't drip all over the place and make the problem worse though.


Alpha32 says: Brilliant!

Posted at 2016-08-07T15:01:12Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

Well done, Mr Morriss! I'm constantly breaking things, so this one is getting bookmarked.


Dave Morriss says: Made in Scotland

Posted at 2016-08-06T22:03:52Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Alpha32: nice idea but Pinhead Oatmeal is produced in Scotland by Hamlyns of Banff, Aberdeenshire (see my picture at https://flic.kr/p/JH3hkk), and others too no doubt. I suspect that not much goes south of the border :-)

As to Brexit, in my nightmares I see us heading back to the days of my childhood where garlic was evil foreign substance and olive oil was for putting on burns and was kept in the medicine cabinet.


Tony Hughes says: New Toys

Posted at 2016-08-05T09:25:34Z relating to the show hpr2097 which was released on 2016-08-16 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled New Toys, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Just to say I made a mistake on the price of the new tower during the show mixing it up with the Dell laptop I also bought at the same auction, the Total price I paid was £184.80 which given these go on E-bay for £260+ not including delivery I thought was a Bargain.


Alpha32 says: World oat domination

Posted at 2016-08-04T22:17:08Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Dave, we could start a pinhead/steelcut oat racket. I'll ship them from the US, and you sell them in the UK. I'm guessing their rarity in the UK is because you had been importing them from Europe? The pinhead oat industry, an unforeseen casualty of Brexit?


knightwise says: Yeey Steve !

Posted at 2016-08-04T11:20:25Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

Hey Steve :) Very happy to hear that you found the show entertaining. I hope you have a lot of fun using linux, I think its even MORE fun if you can do it on hardware that other people have discarded. Gives you geek creds !


Steve says: HPR 2088

Posted at 2016-08-03T21:13:26Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

Great story and well told.


Alpha32 says: Excellent show

Posted at 2016-08-03T15:59:23Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

This show was great. The magnet thing was hilarious, it seems that kids always come up with those incredibly simple solutions. Very reaffirming and entertaining. Thanks for sharing!


Tony Hughes says: HPR 2088

Posted at 2016-08-03T12:54:32Z relating to the show hpr2088 which was released on 2016-08-03 by knightwise entitled How my wife's grandma got me into linux., from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Knightwise really loved this show your experience with Linux goes a bit further back than mine I only took the plunge when Ubuntu came on the scene and I started to use it to Freecycle old kit here in the UK. I was so impressed with the reactions of those receiving the freely given PC's that I started to use Linux on my own box and have been Linux only since 2009 First with Ubuntu and then Mint. I have just upgraded to Mint 18 and so far it looks quite stable.


Tony Hughes says: Whats in My Bag

Posted at 2016-08-03T12:46:33Z relating to the show hpr2086 which was released on 2016-08-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Guy's just a comment on your comment on my Show 2065 the Laptops I talked about were all bought at a local computer auction that I have been going to for about 9 years, and where most of my PC tech comes from, so not donated but bought at a very reasonable cost. The Lenovo X61s cost me £35 each and make brilliant little net books that if they get broken on the move I've not lost a fortune.


Windigo says: My favorite

Posted at 2016-07-28T18:21:20Z relating to the show hpr2078 which was released on 2016-07-20 by Windigo entitled What's in my bag?, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Not only still kicking, but its been my primary machine for the past three weeks while traveling.

In fact, I'm typing on it right now! Because it was in my bag! How meta!


NYbill says: Mini9

Posted at 2016-07-26T18:44:13Z relating to the show hpr2078 which was released on 2016-07-20 by Windigo entitled What's in my bag?, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Ha, our old Mini9 is still kicking huh? Good to hear its still being put to good use!


0xf10e says: Nice work!

Posted at 2016-07-26T07:28:33Z relating to the show hpr2081 which was released on 2016-07-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Fixing my daughter's laptop

:D


folky says:

Posted at 2016-07-21T08:34:24Z relating to the show hpr2068 which was released on 2016-07-06 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Podcasts I listen to and how I fetch them., from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thank you for your show!
I too use podget (I talked about it earlier - HPR1992). My podget saves nearly all files in folders named with date. You get this by setting %YY%-%MM%-%DD% after the feed-urls in your serverlist. This way you can listen chronologically and can easy delete all you listened to without the need to know it for every file. You didn't have to use cleanup-function of podget either.

Did you set MOST_RECENT=xx in your podgetrc? I set it to 30 and it works.

On the question of syncing between devices I recommend to use rsync. You can take a look at the script I wrote https://github.com/swegryps/bepackpod for inspiration.


Krayon says: SLiM

Posted at 2016-07-19T16:38:15Z relating to the show hpr2064 which was released on 2016-06-30 by Frank Bell entitled Test-Driving Devuan

FYI: SLiM (_S_imple _L_og_i_n _M_anager) should allow you to cycle through
the available DM's by pressing the F1 key. You simply stop on your desired DM,
then login.

SLiM config within /etc/ somewhere ( /etc/slim.conf or /etc/slim/slim.conf
probably) can be used to define the choices.


brian says: great info

Posted at 2016-07-17T17:31:45Z relating to the show hpr2072 which was released on 2016-07-12 by sigflup entitled That Awesome Time I Deleted My Home Directory

I have had my best results with "testdisk", but definitely gonna play with this.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-07-16T00:45:52Z relating to the show hpr2072 which was released on 2016-07-12 by sigflup entitled That Awesome Time I Deleted My Home Directory

I hope I never have to do this, but I'm glad to know it's possible.

Thanks.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-07-16T00:44:59Z relating to the show hpr2074 which was released on 2016-07-14 by brian entitled Experience With A Neighborhood Cat

A tale of kindness, gentleness, and truth, especially the truth that we must accept death as being as much a part of life as birth.

This caused me to remember an experience we once had, though the end was happier.

My new wife and I were going away to visit my parents over Thanksgiving, which is at the end of November in the States, and her younger sister was watching the house; sister allowed the cat to escape. Understand the cat was declawed was most decidedly not an outside cat.

The cat did not come back.

Later on, in the spring, across the street neighbor called me over and there was Mittens, curled up next to his chimney, a shadow of her former self. When I brought her back in side, new wife shrieked and ran away, the poor thing looked so bad. The happy ending is that she (the cat) fully recovered and lived long enough to tame the Labrador we got several years later.


Ken Fallon says: This show is of interest to hackers

Posted at 2016-07-14T16:10:01Z relating to the show hpr2074 which was released on 2016-07-14 by brian entitled Experience With A Neighborhood Cat

Dont be afraid to share more.

Ken


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-07-09T16:43:41Z relating to the show hpr2070 which was released on 2016-07-08 by David Whitman entitled Adventures with Jonathan Slocum

It was nice to hear Project Gutenberg and Librivox get some publicity. They are two of the most worthwhile projects on the innerwebs.


Dave Morriss says: Series page

Posted at 2016-07-08T11:30:34Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I just listened to this episode, and noticed that I told Ken that the Series page (http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php) was static. It's not, it's a dynamic bit of PHP like it always was. I just improved the database query and changed the layout.

I was confusing it with the page about missing summaries and tags (hackerpublicradio.org/report_missing_tags.php) which is static and is regenerated with a Perl script and a template whenever there are updates to these items.

Probably nobody noticed, but I like to be accurate if I can :-)


b-yeezi says: Thanks for the quick tips

Posted at 2016-07-08T04:53:35Z relating to the show hpr2069 which was released on 2016-07-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Counting Stuff in LibreOffice Calc, from a series on LibreOffice

I already know about countif. There is also a function called sumif, which is similar. Instead of counting, it will sum up the values of a given range if criteria is met in another range.

Consider:

red | 1
blue | 4
green | 6
red | 4

=sumif(A1:A4,"red",B1:B4)
result: 5

The sumproduct was new for me. I have already started to use it. Keep up the informative shows.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-07-07T17:03:22Z relating to the show hpr2068 which was released on 2016-07-06 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Podcasts I listen to and how I fetch them., from a series on Podcast recommendations

As a Slackware user, I sort of kind of knew of the Church of the Subgenius, praise Bob, but I had not stumbled over their podcast.

All I can say is, how very strange.

Just as an aside, I use podget to get my pods. I used to use podracer until it didn't like me any more.

None of that fancy GUI stuff for me.:)


cybergrue says:

Posted at 2016-07-06T13:36:42Z relating to the show hpr2068 which was released on 2016-07-06 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Podcasts I listen to and how I fetch them., from a series on Podcast recommendations

GPodder was slow in my case because it was indexing all the files in its folder to maintain an internal database. You can set options in the GPodder options to delete files after x number of days. Also you can manually clean up files in the application. That said, never delete the underlying files because it will cause the GPodder database to become desynchronized which causes its own set of problems.


Ivan "Epicanis" Privaci says: This is a thing of beauty

Posted at 2016-07-04T19:47:31Z relating to the show hpr2066 which was released on 2016-07-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I haven't listened to the episode, but I must say the inclusion of HTML in the feeds makes these Community News entries *much* easier to read. They used to show up as a smashed-together mass of text in my feed-reader.

Spiffy work!


MrX says: Re Re Baofeng UV5R

Posted at 2016-07-04T17:17:56Z relating to the show hpr2062 which was released on 2016-06-28 by MrX entitled Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

Just read your comment above again and realised I hadn't properly answered your question. yes most if not all the menus are spoken. When you push the menu button it announces “menu” and shows you on the display which option is selected. You can find out which option is being displayed by pushing the menu button a 2nd time, you would then push exit.

To change to another menu option you could either use the up down keys or use keypad entry which unfortunately only beeps within the menu option however again you can find out what option you are in by pushing menu a 2nd time. Hope this makes isn't too confusing and I still think a blind op could use it fine particularly if you upload a pile of frequencies to it using the open source chirp software.

Mrx


MrX says: Re Baofeng UV5R

Posted at 2016-07-03T13:34:47Z relating to the show hpr2062 which was released on 2016-06-28 by MrX entitled Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

Yes it does indeed talk out of the box and almost all the functions are announced. Playing with the radio I notice that not all functions are spoken the band function button for example which changes between VHF and UHF function only beeps but you can go to any frequency directly at any time when in VFO mode which is spoken and you can then just type the frequency in directly. The VFO A/B is the same but again the same applies. Would imagine make an excellent radio for a blind op and you won't go far wrong at the price, best regards.

MrX


Luke says: Steel cut oats

Posted at 2016-06-30T12:08:36Z relating to the show hpr2057 which was released on 2016-06-21 by dodddummy entitled dodddummy on oats, from a series on Cooking

Sadly steel cut oats are really hard to find in UK supermarkets as everywhere just stocks rolled oats. You can order online but so expensive compared to rolled.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-28T22:03:29Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

I've always preferred fountain pens, starting with one that belonged to my grandmother; I started using that one in high school. I currently have a relatively inexpensive Waterman--with a bellows, not a cartridge--that is my favorite of the two dozen or so fountain pens we have lying about this house, many picked up at yard sales or resale shops.

But I'm old. When I went to school, we were taught "printing," which was presented as a precursor to "writing." Not learning how to write, as opposed to print, was not an option.

I agree wholeheartedly that there is a difference between taking notes and simple transcribing a lecture. Transcription does not promote synthesis of information in any form--one is too preoccupied with taking dictation to think about what is being dictated.

When my own kids came home from school talking about some mysterious thing called "cursive," I almost didn't know what the heck they were talking about.


jezra says:

Posted at 2016-06-28T21:04:26Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

Excellent episode. Just a few of my observations on writing: During National Novel Writing Month, there are quite a few participants who choose to write their novel by hand. While it is true that writing long-hand is usually slower than typing, writing in short-hand can be much faster than typing.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/yeah-i-still-use-shorthand-and-a-smartpen/373281/


Mike Ray says: Baofeng UV5R

Posted at 2016-06-28T17:16:30Z relating to the show hpr2062 which was released on 2016-06-28 by MrX entitled Now The Chips Are Definitely Down

Interesting show. I'm curious about the Baofeng. Does it talk out-of-the-box, and are ALL functions and menus spoken? In other words as a blind op would I be able to do everything with the radio that you can?

G4XBF


Luiz Rodrigo says: THANKS!

Posted at 2016-06-28T13:26:21Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Ow ! thanks for this article , is very helpful for me .


Brian says:

Posted at 2016-06-28T01:12:38Z relating to the show hpr2061 which was released on 2016-06-27 by droops entitled Handwriting

Great show, I like your idea's of motivating kids to write/take notes. I wish a teacher in my life would have taken the time to teach me this important skill. You should try to be a guest on the pen addict podcast. I think your views would be greatly appreciated.


Todd Mitchell says:

Posted at 2016-06-24T21:04:24Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

Thanks Jon, more to come!


Jon Kulp says: More!

Posted at 2016-06-24T01:09:27Z relating to the show hpr2059 which was released on 2016-06-23 by Todd Mitchell entitled More Tech, Less Magic

Excellent first episode! I really enjoyed this. I hope you will do many more episodes in the future, maybe even expanding upon how you met your future wife at age 12! Truly crazy.


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2016-06-21T22:26:21Z relating to the show hpr2050 which was released on 2016-06-10 by handsome_pirate entitled Developing Black & White Film

What a lovely episode, thanks :)


Jon Kulp says: Excellent!

Posted at 2016-06-21T16:35:26Z relating to the show hpr2056 which was released on 2016-06-20 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled Interview with a young hacker, from a series on Interviews

I loved this! I wish he'd gone into more detail about his python library, but I salute him for having created one in the first place. Great stuff.


gurdonark says: Good listen

Posted at 2016-06-21T01:57:55Z relating to the show hpr2052 which was released on 2016-06-14 by sigflup entitled A Nerdy Conversation With Linden About Technology

I enjoyed this episode. The "how I got into computers/Linux" sections were fun. If my small-town 1970s southern high school had had Logo programming books I would have been delighted--and to this day, Logo is my favorite way to draw.


0xf10e says: -1 for facebook, too

Posted at 2016-06-18T10:21:39Z relating to the show hpr2055 which was released on 2016-06-17 by JWP entitled GNU Nano Editor

Nice show, but dude, that was some really bad noise!

You probably meant "nano is an editor for _normal_ people". I use vi-style keybindings in my shell but I have yet to notice to be imaginary ;P

Oh, and -1 for Facebook from me, too.
Nano should be careful not to be kicked out of GNU when RMS hears about this…


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2016-06-18T03:00:35Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

As far as transcription, lets look at the speech to text API's Mycroft uses (at least at roll out) or some of the algorithms developed for Sirius at http://clarity-lab.org/.


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2016-06-18T02:53:18Z relating to the show hpr2053 which was released on 2016-06-15 by JustMe entitled My 2nd HPR Beer Podcast

Good choice, literally my favorite mass produced bottled beer, I reviewed it back in the old Podbrewers days. I don't see it often here, and it's kinda spendy when it is.


Jon Kulp says: Probably

Posted at 2016-06-17T19:54:07Z relating to the show hpr2054 which was released on 2016-06-16 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management, from a series on Accessibility

Yes, I think so. I'm pretty sure that Jezra uses this on a headless computer in his house. You might go back and listen to my interview with Jezra from episode 1284 (http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1284) and see what he says about it.


amunizp says: +1 for nano

Posted at 2016-06-17T13:50:29Z relating to the show hpr2055 which was released on 2016-06-17 by JWP entitled GNU Nano Editor

But a bit disapointed that it is in Facebook. I just use it and like it but not enough to join Facebook.


amunizp says: Headless?

Posted at 2016-06-17T13:12:06Z relating to the show hpr2054 which was released on 2016-06-16 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management, from a series on Accessibility

Would this work for headless computers. I mean opening and closing minetest server running on a single board computer.


laindir says: Me too

Posted at 2016-06-17T01:54:56Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

I also find myself ssh'd into my rpi as my daily driver--glad to know I'm not alone. I loved the list of apps and have saved it for a re-listen. Inspiring.


Jon Kulp says: CLI word processing

Posted at 2016-06-11T20:57:46Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

I've been trying out that CLI word processor, wordgrinder. This is really pretty cool. Once I figured out that you had to use the native .wg format to start out with and then convert it over to odt or HTML, it worked great. I like how it does a nice clean HTML conversion without any styling at all. You've got very basic paragraph styles for headings and quotations, couple of basic character formatting options, it's just right. :-) Thanks for the tip.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2016-06-11T12:35:21Z relating to the show hpr2044 which was released on 2016-06-02 by NYbill entitled Bring on the Power!

Hey Rocket-Dog. Its been a long time! I doubt this is the place for a chit-chat though. :P Shoot me an email if you'd like.


Jon Kulp says: CenterIM

Posted at 2016-06-10T11:46:38Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

Great episode! Especially liked the rundown of CLI apps. Got CenterIM running on my servers now. Thanks.


pitfd says: Server Setup

Posted at 2016-06-09T10:14:22Z relating to the show hpr2049 which was released on 2016-06-09 by knightwise entitled My Raspberry Pi Home Server

Dear Knightwise,

great contribution. Would like to have one :-). As I am not well versed in
server stuff, would you mind to elaborate on server setup - may be
point out a good tutorial?
thank you
pitfd


FiftyOneFifty says: Neat little app, thanks

Posted at 2016-06-07T22:19:15Z relating to the show hpr2047 which was released on 2016-06-07 by JWP entitled Neo Fetch 1.5

Even though there isn't a binary in the openSUSE repos, installation was as easy as downloading the source from Github, unpacking the archive, and running "sudo make install"


rocket-dog says:

Posted at 2016-06-07T19:54:10Z relating to the show hpr2044 which was released on 2016-06-02 by NYbill entitled Bring on the Power!

Hope you are doing well Bill. :)



Dave Morriss says: Regex in Libre Office

Posted at 2016-06-05T17:05:20Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

As a long-term user of Libre Office, Open office before that and Star Office even before that, I love this feature and have used a lot!

My boss used to give me grief about not using Microsoft Word and adhering to the "Corporate Standards", but with a Unix box and later a Linux box on my desk I was *far* more productive the way I was :-)

In my experience the earlier versions of Word were not good, though regular expression capability did appear at some point. Microsoft's version of regex is of course different from the more standard versions found under Unix & Linux. Libre Office is much more conformant with the various standards I believe.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2016-06-04T15:47:26Z relating to the show hpr2029 which was released on 2016-05-12 by NYbill entitled The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit

If it was a color screen it might be the same kit. There are a few other DSO kits out there with non-color screens.

I'm sure these things can be bought cheaply in bulk. Looks like someone might be making a bit off them selling them with a custom made plywood case.

Good on'em. The entrepreneurial spirit.


Kathy scogna says: Director

Posted at 2016-06-04T06:22:16Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

Very funny.
So funny that I kept looking for the video....duh, this is public radio.
Good job.



Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-03T19:28:57Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I would think that some persons would be interested in knowing how prox readers and cards work. I encounter lots of misconceptions about prox cards, such "they send out a signal all on their ownsome."


Bill says:

Posted at 2016-06-03T10:50:42Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Any particular type things you guys would like to know about?


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-02T03:12:49Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

It is quite good, but different. It's not for every day nor every taste, but I do quite like it.

I cannot envision eating it with jam--I fear the sweetness of the jam would clash with the savoriness of the bread. As for rye and caraway, if I bake rye bread and forget the caraway, it fails the Hungarian girlfriend test.:)

Also, if you're a mystery buff, try some Kerry Greenwood mysteries. Kerry Greenwood makes words dance.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-06-01T22:42:19Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

Part of my issue with regex is, of course, that I don't have much need to use it, so learning it is more an intellectual pursuit. It's not like I was sysadmin, for example, except of my own little home network.

That's why editing my procmailrc helps--it gives me a need to learn it.

If I ever understand regex, I shall proudly claim the title of "Linux Geek."


Dave Morriss says: Frank Delaney et al

Posted at 2016-06-01T13:25:35Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I thoroughly echo Kevin's comments about Dan Carlin. Also knew little about the history of First World War, even though my late father was fascinated by it, and our house was full of books about it. Dan Carlin drew a picture of events that horrified and fascinated me.

In the past I have listened to Frank Delaney a lot on BBC Radio, where he presented programmes called "Bookshelf" and "Word of Mouth", both absolutely excellent in my opinion. I shall follow your recommendation and try his podcast as well.

Thanks for such an interesting show.


Jon Kulp says: Ask Me Another

Posted at 2016-06-01T11:39:40Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

I enjoyed this episode, thanks. if you like "Wait wait, don't tell me," you probably would like "Ask me another," if you don't already listen to it. Thanks also for mentioning the James Joyce podcast. I'm a huge James Joyce fan and at one point studied his works quite closely. If nothing else, that podcast is guaranteed to have a steady source of new material for a really long time. :-)


Kevin O'Brien says: Dan Carlin

Posted at 2016-06-01T01:18:36Z relating to the show hpr2042 which was released on 2016-05-31 by janedoc entitled My podcast list, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks for recording this Jane. I always enjoy seeing what other people are recommending. I am also a huge Dan Carlin fan. I have listened to every one of his Hardcore History shows, and stay current with Common Sense.

For anyone who loves US history, I can also recommend Ben Franklin's World, which is at http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/ . They bill themselves as a podcast about "Early American History, which in practice means Colonial through the Civil War.


Dave Morriss says: Must try this, or a modification thereof

Posted at 2016-05-30T17:17:35Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

Interesting recipe. There are some quite powerfully-flavoured seeds there and I'm curious to find out how they taste in combination.

I often use sesame, poppy and sunflower seeds and might put caraway in a rye-based loaf.


Dave Morriss says: Really enjoyed this

Posted at 2016-05-30T17:10:19Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

An excellent show. A lot of old memories were triggered for me with your mention of VMS, SunOS, SPARCstations, Usenet and the rest.

Looking forward to more shows.


Dave Morriss says: Was tempted to get one

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:50:28Z relating to the show hpr2029 which was released on 2016-05-12 by NYbill entitled The DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit

I saw some of these, built and installed in a laser-cut plywood case, when I was at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire recently. I was tempted to buy one but didn't because I wasn't sure what I'd use it for! They were selling for around £30 I think.

Great subject for a show!


Dave Morriss says: Interesting subject

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:46:22Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

There was a lot I didn't know in here. I'm looking forward to more!


Dave Morriss says: A most interesting show

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:44:17Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Thanks for this. It really made me sit and think. I arrived at the 'true' solution just before you mentioned it, which is probably more coincidence than anything else - I'm usually poor at doing things like this!


Dave Morriss says: Nice idea

Posted at 2016-05-30T16:29:10Z relating to the show hpr2024 which was released on 2016-05-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Remapping Keys with xmodmap

I have been bitten by this over the years of using Unix and Linux and this is quite an original solution.

Personally, I have got into the habit of either using Tab while typing an existing file name so that the shell formats it for me by adding backslashes before spaces and the like, or by enclosing such names in quotes. However, the strategy of avoiding creating such file names is a good one.


FiftyOneFifty says: Good Times

Posted at 2016-05-28T23:02:34Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

But I am never going fishing with Jezra


Dennis New says: Hilarious Indeed

Posted at 2016-05-28T01:34:09Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

I lol'ed a few times -- including the "the boat's on fire" Excellent show.


Dave Morriss says: Cooking! Yay!

Posted at 2016-05-26T21:52:35Z relating to the show hpr2037 which was released on 2016-05-24 by Alpha32 entitled Alpha32's Pinhead Oats, from a series on Cooking

Great show.

I use those spices a lot - mainly in stewed apple - but I've never tried them in porridge. I must sample them sometime.

On the subject of naming differences, we call the dry processed oats (crushed, ground, chopped, rolled, etc) "oatmeal". What you call oatmeal we call porridge I believe.

Yes, I think we need more cooking shows. Regional recipes sound like a great idea. As a Sassenach I'm not sure I'm the right person to talk about Scottish cooking though :-)


Dave Morriss says: Good luck with regex

Posted at 2016-05-26T21:38:30Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

Hi Frank,

Regular expressions are a language in their own right. It's not a trivial concept to get your head around. However, learning how to use them is very rewarding because they are everywhere.

I used to use procmail for my mail back in the days when the university I worked at first connected to the internet and had access to TCP/IP and SMTP mail. (Prior to that we'd used DECMail and the UK "Coloured Book" networking protocols). I found the regular expressions in procmailrc challenging, but gradually got the hang of them.

I just posted the last episode of this series, number 5, today. I hope you make your way through them all and find them useful.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-26T14:07:50Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

I put off listening to this until I had the time and peace to concentrate and follow along in the shownotes.

All I can say is that regex still makes my brain hurt (but, since I've been fine-tuning my procmailrc file, I've got something to practice on).

I'm going to listen again and then do the rest of the series, slowly and deliberately.

Thanks. If the brain pain goes away, I'll let you know.


Todd says:

Posted at 2016-05-25T15:23:14Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great episode


Todd says:

Posted at 2016-05-25T15:22:20Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Very interesting. Please do more.


Jon Kulp says: Hilarious

Posted at 2016-05-25T02:10:33Z relating to the show hpr2038 which was released on 2016-05-25 by Jezra entitled Attempting to fix a plastic boat

Wow this might be the funniest HPR episode I've ever heard. (the boat's on fire!!) As far as making a recording while I'm doing something, it's all about the $2 lapel microphone, plugged either into my zoom H1 or my phone. Awesome show, Jezra!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-24T19:21:34Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I've been out of that industry for almost 10 years. Not sure I remember enough to talk coherently about it.:)


rstackhouse says:

Posted at 2016-05-24T13:23:54Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

JSON's rise in popularity was due to its utility as a data transfer format in heavy client web applications. XML is very verbose in comparison with JSON. Back when JavaScript interpreters were slower, this bloat was a big deal. XML just takes longer to parse, and in an environment where type coercion is the norm, a lot of type information, in the form of XSD, just doesn't make sense. When you own both ends of a communication pipeline, a strict contract, isn't really necessary.


Bill says:

Posted at 2016-05-24T02:09:20Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

Glad you liked it. Maybe you should do one from the other end as well and we can do competing podcast. ;)


laindir says: Late

Posted at 2016-05-23T16:36:49Z relating to the show hpr2016 which was released on 2016-04-25 by laindir entitled Echoprint

Quite behind on my listening, so I didn't even think to check for comments until I caught the community news show just now (just caught up to my episode last night). Frankly, I'm way over my head. My very limited understanding of the fingerprint is that it's just a timestamped list of transitions between sounds. I don't know nearly enough about signal processing generally, nor about how Echoprint encodes those transitions specifically, to even speculate how one would begin to distinguish between music and speech.


amunizp says: app

Posted at 2016-05-22T09:00:15Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

App that records flac and uploads to next slot would be great. Make it available on F-droid.

I have wanted to do a python-kivy app, maybe just a RSS catcher only for HPR will catch enough attention. currently I am using antennapod for rss of comments


Tony Hughes says: Building Comunity

Posted at 2016-05-20T19:32:27Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Hi Droops

Some of the other tech related shows I currently listen to are:

The Ubuntu Podcast
http://ubuntupodcast.org/

The Pi Podcast
http://thepipodcast.com/

mintCast
https://mintcast.org/

Linux Luddites
https://linuxluddites.com/

Bad Voltage
http://www.badvoltage.org/

GeekRant
http://elementopie.com/geekrant-episodes

Going Linux
http://goinglinux.com/

Computer America
http://computeramerica.com/

Linux Unplugged
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/

Linux Voice
https://www.linuxvoice.com/category/podcasts/

Dan Lynch (former Linux Outlaws)
danlynch.org/

All the podcasts mentioned here are community driven and their hosts would make good guest hosts, or people to interview.

I'm sure other HPR listeners/hosts could suggest many more that I've never heard of let alone listened to.



Dave Morriss says: Show tags

Posted at 2016-05-20T14:17:59Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Some great suggestions here. Thanks.

As far as the tag situation is concerned there is an ongoing project to add these (and summaries), where we're asking for Community assistance. Check out http://hackerpublicradio.org/missing_summaries_and_tags.html for the current state, and how to send updates. All contributions are very welcome!

The idea of explicitly linking to related shows is an excellent one, though some database redesign and code changes might be desirable to improve tag parsing and searching.


droops says: Tech Podcasts

Posted at 2016-05-20T14:02:18Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

I am very out of the loop. What shows should we go after? What shows do you listen to?


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-20T12:56:31Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

I made a couple of loaves of this yesterday, this time adding oats, as I found a can of steel-cut oats in the pantry.

I used about a quarter cup of oats for two loaves, pouring boiling water over them and letting them soak for about two hours before mixing the dough. The results tasted good, but the oats seemed to add more to the texture than to the flavor,

I note, though, that the results passed the girlfriend test with flying colors.


Tony Hughes says: building community

Posted at 2016-05-20T12:50:09Z relating to the show hpr2035 which was released on 2016-05-20 by droops entitled Building Community

Really enjoyed this show, I like some of the idears you suggest. Getting some of the podcasters from popular Linux/tech podcasts to do guest shows for HPR and then publicising them on their site's. This would drive listeners to both HPR and the guest hosts show, this is a win situation to both party's. Also if hosts who have their own blog, blog about their shows at HPR this may also drive new traffic to the HPR site. I did a post on both my own and my Makerspace blog for this very reason after my first HPR show to be aired soon.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-19T04:06:55Z relating to the show hpr2034 which was released on 2016-05-19 by Frank Bell entitled Frank's Five Seed Bread, from a series on Cooking

Oops. Looks like I made a typo.


NYbill says: The old gray beards in the basement.

Posted at 2016-05-18T19:48:27Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Its amazing how many of us discovered the Unix systems in the depths of our college basements. ;)


Jonathan Kulp says: Bring on the rockets

Posted at 2016-05-17T19:24:34Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Very nice episode! Can't wait to hear about model rockets...



Peri Saner says: Wife

Posted at 2016-05-17T14:54:00Z relating to the show hpr2032 which was released on 2016-05-17 by Steve Saner entitled How I Came to Linux

Brilliant! Insightful! Funny! Well written and well-recorded. I even learned some things about you! This program has insights for the beginner as well as the experienced. A highly recommended listen.


Dave Morriss says: SSHFS; SSD

Posted at 2016-05-16T21:50:52Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Thanks for the comments Beeza!

I tend to use NFS out of habit. I spent many years setting up NFS between Unix systems and others at my work, so it's what I do. I have used SSHFS briefly, but not as a permanent thing. I will consider using it more.

My thinking about using the SSD was that it's built for long-term repeated use, whereas a microSD is not engineered to the same standards. I have heard of SD cards failing in the past and I don't want that to happen with this server. I reasoned that the microSD would get very light use in this configuration so would last longer. My information might be out of date though!



Beeza says: Alternative Pi Server Setup

Posted at 2016-05-16T19:36:32Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Hi Dave

Thanks for a very interesting show.

I am using a Pi2 as a file server but avoided a lot of complexity buy using SSHFS. I can connect a client to the server with one line typed in a terminal window. From then on the server can be accessed as if it were a local folder on the client. Very simple, very reliable.

I'm not sure I followed the rationale for booting from the attached SSD, given that you still have to have a microSD card in the Pi.

Whichever way you connect, a Pi + SSD is a great low-cost server solution. I'm staggered that small businesses aren't so far buying them in huge numbers.

I always enjoy your shows, Dave. Please keep them coming.


Windigo says:

Posted at 2016-05-15T18:34:53Z relating to the show hpr1967 which was released on 2016-02-16 by Nacho Jordi entitled How I saw the Linux Light at the end of the Windows tunnel, from a series on How I Found Linux

Wrote a novel for the pleasure of using the word processor? If that isn't the quote of a hacker, I don't know what is. :)


Gabriel Evenfire says: Glad you liked it

Posted at 2016-05-14T00:45:33Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Very glad to hear that the puzzle description was clear. This was my biggest worry about the podcast: that it would be hard to imagine what was happening! Thanks for the feedback!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-13T18:50:47Z relating to the show hpr2030 which was released on 2016-05-13 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Book Review: The Pocket Ref

Sometimes, nothing beats a book.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-05-13T18:17:49Z relating to the show hpr2028 which was released on 2016-05-11 by schism entitled Some basic info on alarm systems

I found this fascinating.

I used to do training and support for a company that manufactures security systems. We made the boards that the door contacts, PIRs, and the like connect to, but we didn't make peripheral hardware, other than card readers. I enjoyed hearing how the doohickey on the other end of the wire worked


Todd says: Great show!

Posted at 2016-05-11T22:46:23Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

I really enjoyed hearing how your church uses Linux and open source software. Our church used to use Linux in the sound booth, but we too started to use PRO Presenter so we had to switch to windows. We do still use Audacity to record sermons.


Dave Morriss says: Great!

Posted at 2016-05-11T12:27:13Z relating to the show hpr2021 which was released on 2016-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Glad the show was useful. If the result of what we do is more shows in the queue then it all seems worthwhile :-)


Steve Saner says:

Posted at 2016-05-10T14:38:51Z relating to the show hpr2027 which was released on 2016-05-10 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Old Engineers and New Engineers

Well done on the audio description of the puzzle. I had an almost perfect picture in my head of it before seeing the pictures. That's not an easy thing to do.

The story itself was also great. One of the most fun shows to listen too.


Matt (g33kdad) says: Thanks!

Posted at 2016-05-10T02:24:41Z relating to the show hpr2021 which was released on 2016-05-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for April 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

A big thanks to John and Dave for doing the community news this month.

Your "review" of my show (2019) gave me some good ideas for future shows. Most specifically, a show on how I use ownCloud will probably come next.

I love HPR! Thanks to all the hosts and admins


Ken Fallon says: Done

Posted at 2016-05-08T15:47:58Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Changed fast to fat


Matt (g33kdad) says: Thanks, John

Posted at 2016-05-08T04:00:41Z relating to the show hpr2019 which was released on 2016-04-28 by Matt McGraw (g33kdad) entitled a pi project and an owncloud project

Thanks, John! I bet the Marantz sounds great! My dad had one when I was a kid.

Matt


Christopher M. Hobbs says: Tell us about truckin'!

Posted at 2016-05-08T01:22:23Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hey, wonderful episode! You had a lot of great tips about durable kit. I'm going to look a few of them up.

Would you consider doing an episode talking about truck driving? People see truck drivers every day and we don't know much about the world you're in!

Thanks for submitting a show and welcome to HPR!


Mike Ray says: Metal boxes and Emacs

Posted at 2016-05-07T14:01:47Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

I suppose there may be enough holes in a metal Pi case to let some of the RF in or out but as the antennas are on the PCB it would be very inefficient compared to being put in a plastic case.

Editors? Emacs of course is the only true editor, Emacspeak doubly so.


Dave Morriss says: Title change

Posted at 2016-05-06T09:29:24Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Thanks Ramiro. This typo obviously slipped through the net in 2014, but has now been corrected


b-yeezi says: Interesting approach

Posted at 2016-05-06T04:40:55Z relating to the show hpr2024 which was released on 2016-05-05 by Jon Kulp entitled Remapping Keys with xmodmap

This is an interesting approach to prevent creating new files from bad names. You should also consider the command line tool called detox. This tool is especially useful when you are dealing with entire directories of existing files with bad file names.


Ramiro says: FAT, FAT32

Posted at 2016-05-06T01:39:36Z relating to the show hpr1580 which was released on 2014-08-22 by JWP entitled The FAT and NTFS File Systems, from a series on Filesystems

Perhaps you could change the name of the Podcast from "FAST and NTFS" to "FAT and NTFS"


mysterio2 says:

Posted at 2016-05-05T14:32:26Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great show, very useful info in understanding something we all have occasion to be involved with.


Dave Morriss says: Faraday cage, Pibow and Nano

Posted at 2016-05-04T18:29:43Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

Hi Mike!

Thanks for confirming: yes I thought a metal case would block both WiFi and Bluetooth as you say. However, these are being sold as suitable for the Pi 3, though I imagine this is more to do with the size. Seems odd though.

The Pibow cases are made of quite thin acrylic - 2.8mm thick according to my digital callipers. Some layers have quite narrow pieces which wrap around items on the board like the USB connectors. Also you have to remove a protective film from each layer, which can put strain on these narrow parts as you peel it off. I have nearly snapped them on occasion, but the trick is to be slow and steady as you peel and support the weaker pieces. Once assembled the layers above and below keep everything nice and firm I find.

Hi JWP!

There's nothing inherently wrong with Nano, it's simple to use and does the job. I used Pico (on a VAX Cluster running VMS where it was the editor for the Pine mail client) for many years. However, it was a tremendous relief to move away to a more powerful editor like EDT and TPU on the VAX, then Emacs and Vi/Vim on Unix.

Finding myself presented with Nano is a shock when my fingers and brain are trying to operate in Vim mode, so I want to install Vim as soon as I can - preferably with my own .vimrc and all the plugins I normally use!


JWP says: Great Podcast

Posted at 2016-05-04T14:57:58Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hey I really liked your podcast thank you for being so clear about wants in your bag. I liked your simple approach to your items. The Wifi whips you got to do a show about that stuff for sure. Please build on what you shared I liked the recorder part a lot as drive a lot to.


JWP says: GNU Nano Editor

Posted at 2016-05-04T14:53:06Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

The GNU Nano Editor is a real hardcore editor for people who do not want to hurt themselves with an editor.


Mike Ray says: Pi3 in a Metal Box

Posted at 2016-05-04T08:02:18Z relating to the show hpr2023 which was released on 2016-05-04 by Dave Morriss entitled Setting up my Raspberry Pi 3

If you put a Pi3 in a metal box it acts as a good Faraday cage and the WiFi and Bluetooth RF cannot get in or out.

Good episode. I bought one of the PiBow cases recently and the layer pieces snapped apart in several places. Very poor quality in my opinion.


Jon Kulp says: What's in your cab?

Posted at 2016-05-03T22:32:28Z relating to the show hpr2022 which was released on 2016-05-03 by Bitbox entitled Whats in my bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Excellent show! Thanks so much for the taking the time to record and also to put together such detailed notes. A couple of follow-up topics occur to me: 1. "what's in my cab." Always interesting to hear the kind of things people consider "must have" when they have to live in small spaces for a long period of time. 2. how to back up an 18 wheeler to a loading area. I've always been amazed at how professional truck drivers can back those giant things into the most awkward places. Much respect!


Eric Suess says: Thank you.

Posted at 2016-05-03T19:44:54Z relating to the show hpr2009 which was released on 2016-04-14 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Understanding the GNU/Screen Hardstatus line

This was an excellent show!

I have been looking (or just not aware that I should have been) for something like screen.

I really like this. Thank you.


Ken Fallon says: Because it was

Posted at 2016-05-02T17:52:58Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Hi Frank,

Back in the day, we were as relaxed in releasing shows as you suggest. It was fine for a while but then after a time, the shows were not been released as often. This is why there are only 2308 shows rather than the 3780 shows you say there should be. Around October 2010 there were a few months with very little activity, and people were saying that HPR had podfaded.

I suggested we should either end HPR or continue it.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2010-September/007639.html
This was prompted by a lostnbronx show "hpr0560 :: Old soldiers", which was an essay about how to gracefully end a podcast.
http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0560

Following discussions the promise was made that we would continue as a community podcast. So that when the community decides it's time to finish the project, we play all the shows we have and close it down with grace and dignity.

This is why we have the text on each and every podcast. "We are a Community podcast network that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Today's show, like all our shows, was contributed by a HPR listener like yourself."
http://hackerpublicradio.org/theme.php

So no shows - no HPR. Why drag it out.

Ken.



JimZat says: Honest Auto Mechanics

Posted at 2016-05-02T15:06:42Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Great show and information.

I have a local mechanic that I use for items which I am unable to take care of myself. I have often felt guilty that he undercharged me for hours worked compared to "book hours".

Your insight has relieved my guilt and made me even more confident that he a GOOD mechanic and I can feel comfortable referring friends to him.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-05-02T12:27:35Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Hi Alpha32,

Glad you enjoyed the episode.

I have to admit that I have not yet tried anything else on the laptop. I was waiting to see what Ubuntu 16.04 looks like, but I will try out some live versions of some other distributions very soon.


Frank says: I don't quite get it

Posted at 2016-05-01T23:19:22Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

I never understood this issue: Why will HPR "die" if there are no more shows in the queue? What is the problem with a day without a show? Will the server crash with a Nullpointer exception? You said HPR has been broadcasting for more than 10!½ years. In that case we would be at show #3780-something now.

Greetings from spring-y Europe


Jon Kulp says: Awesome!

Posted at 2016-05-01T01:18:33Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

I loved this episode! Please do more car repair shows, this is something I want to learn more about. Ever since getting my 04 Ranger I've been trying to do all of the repairs myself. Can always use tips from a professional. Thanks for a great episode.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-04-30T21:27:33Z relating to the show hpr2020 which was released on 2016-04-29 by brian entitled Automotive Billing

Fascinating. Thanks for shedding light on what to most is a mystery.


Jonathan Kulp says: Muttonchop too

Posted at 2016-04-30T11:57:11Z relating to the show hpr2019 which was released on 2016-04-28 by Matt McGraw (g33kdad) entitled a pi project and an owncloud project

Thanks I really enjoyed this episode. I actually do something similar with one of my Raspberry Pis but I use Jezra's muttonchop audio server (http://www.jezra.net/projects/muttonchop) and control the audio either from my phone, tablet, or laptop. Mutton-chop has a web interface so you just need a browser on your remote device to control everything. I hook the Pi into a 1972 Marantz receiver. Like you, I found that I needed to get a USB audio interface b/c onboard audio was awful. I got a little dongle off of Amazon for about 8 or $10 and it sounds tremendous. Incidentally one of my favorite streaming stations is JazzStream: Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento)


Alpha32 says: Interesting show

Posted at 2016-04-27T01:11:41Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Another great show, Mr Morriss. How is the entroware's hardware compatibility with other distros?


Ken Fallon says: Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

Posted at 2016-04-25T19:52:21Z relating to the show hpr2016 which was released on 2016-04-25 by laindir entitled Echoprint

I would have gotten lost at the first hurdle.

Although you may not be able to determine if the the music was the HPR theme or not, could you determine if there was music in a section at all ?

Say if we cut the first 3 minutes from the front and end of a episode, could it check if there was music in there ?

Thanks,

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Logging in android

Posted at 2016-04-25T19:47:56Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2

Hi NYbill,

Did I miss it or was it possible to log values over time in the app ?

Ken


Ken Fallon says: Great episode

Posted at 2016-04-25T19:45:40Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

Hi Joe,

Great episode the content will hit the mark regardless of anyone's beliefs.

I am not familiar with your Church, so please feel free to record a episode on your Churches history, and what it stands for. I have no doubt that would be of interest to hackers.

Naturally there may be people who do and do not share your views, but I'm sure it would all get a better understanding.

Naturally this invitation is open to all.

Reverend Ken pastor of the Church of send in more shows :)


jan says:

Posted at 2016-04-24T20:26:22Z relating to the show hpr2015 which was released on 2016-04-22 by Joe entitled Linux in the Church

this should be positive to quite a few people! thx for sharing



Ken Fallon says: large complex files

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:50:36Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Hi klaatu,

Have you compared the parsing times and performance when loading large and complex xml documents ?

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Normal Parsers

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:49:09Z relating to the show hpr2012 which was released on 2016-04-19 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Untangle, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Hi klaatu,

Can you (do a introduction series on python and then) talk about the "normal' xml methods as well please.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Don't like xpath !

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:33:35Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

What - You don't like XPath !

Why if only someone recorded a show about that.

/me digs his own hole on this one.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Great show

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:32:22Z relating to the show hpr2009 which was released on 2016-04-14 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Understanding the GNU/Screen Hardstatus line

A great show. Can you send in a screen shot of the finished product please.

Also a general introduction/series on Screen and tmux etc would be great.

Thanks for this.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Nice one

Posted at 2016-04-22T14:29:45Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

Hi Dave,

Another great episode.

I completely missed the .$$ thing before although I have seen it before.

Ken.


NYbill says: Its a brand new bench!

Posted at 2016-04-21T19:04:22Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2

About 4 months ago my wife decided she no longer wanted a 4x6' glass top desk that was in our spare room. So, I grabbed it. The glass top would be good for hot work. Soldering, hot air, etc...

I set all my gear up on it and made a nice, clean, dedicated space in the computer room for electronics work.

And... then I used it. It hasn't been clean since. :P

Yes, I confess, the bench/desk is how you describe it. Strewn with test gear, parts, and tools. Always with multiple projects going on at once.

But, that is how it should be! ;)










Mike Ray says: Great Show

Posted at 2016-04-21T09:09:36Z relating to the show hpr2014 which was released on 2016-04-21 by NYbill entitled A first look at the Owon B35T Part 2

Great second part to this. I love all the plasticky sounds and clicks of taking the thing apart and looking inside, putting it back together etc.

I can really imagine the workbench strewn with test-probes and other electronic hackery detritis :-)


sigflup says: cool

Posted at 2016-04-20T02:33:41Z relating to the show hpr2013 which was released on 2016-04-20 by klaatu entitled Parsing XML in Python with Xmltodict, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

cool beans. thank you for making this


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-04-19T09:01:27Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

Glad you found it useful.

I started using sed (and later awk), at the university I worked at in the 1980's/90's, to process student record snapshots for loading into our home-brew identity management system. They were great for data validation (e.g. "why is this guy's date of birth last week?").


Urugami says: File Naming

Posted at 2016-04-18T20:47:36Z relating to the show hpr1996 which was released on 2016-03-28 by Nacho Jordi entitled Xdotool magic, from a series on Lightweight Apps

I've never heard of Dr Bunsen before, nor his file naming convention. And yet, my hard drive and backup media are littered with files whose names look a lot like what he outlines. I usually just use MMDDYY..descriptive name.ext, only adding .HHMM after the Date string if I know ahead of time I'll be keeping multiple files from that day.
While I can't say that it's been especially useful in locating any particular file I need, it does keep things in chronological order by default, and makes it easier to find reports from a given date.

And here I thought I was being all efficient in a unique naming scheme. I should have know there's nothing new under the sun.


Dave Morriss says: I dunno what you're talking about

Posted at 2016-04-18T19:29:34Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

You can't prove anything, I left no trace...


b-yeezi says: Wow

Posted at 2016-04-18T16:53:55Z relating to the show hpr2011 which was released on 2016-04-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 4, from a series on Learning sed

For a data analyst like myself, the applications of the items covered in this episode are amazing. May start to use sed to analyze and manipulate gene sequences.


David L. Willson says: found it!

Posted at 2016-04-17T19:48:34Z relating to the show hpr1990 which was released on 2016-03-18 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script part deux, from a series on Bash Scripting

Oh, here it is! TY again!


David L. Willson says: changed my life

Posted at 2016-04-17T19:47:13Z relating to the show hpr1987 which was released on 2016-03-15 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script (pt 1), from a series on Bash Scripting

No, literally. I'd never heard of the pomodoro technique before this show, and this is literally changing my life for the better. TYTYTY!
Now, I'd like to try your script, but where is it?


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:10:36Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Thanks to everyone that submitted shows. But we still have hundreds of free slots to fill. Keep the shows coming and keep sending out the message that we need contributors.


Ken Fallon says: Suspect

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:09:15Z relating to the show hpr2007 which was released on 2016-04-12 by Dave Morriss entitled My new laptop

Strange that the person holding first ticket went mysteriously missing.

Very curious indeed.

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Great Addition

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:03:04Z relating to the show hpr2006 which was released on 2016-04-11 by Nacho Jordi entitled Basic Audio Production - Compression, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

Hi Nacho Jordi,

Great explanation. I hope this is the beginning of a series :)

Ken.


Ken Fallon says: Such Effort

Posted at 2016-04-17T12:01:52Z relating to the show hpr2005 which was released on 2016-04-08 by Geddes entitled How I prepare and record my HPR Kdenlive voiceover shows.

Hi Geddes,

I am simply blown away by the effort you are taking with these shows. Thanks you so much for putting in all this effort.

Ken.


Zen_Floater2 says: squirrel

Posted at 2016-04-15T02:44:45Z relating to the show hpr2010 which was released on 2016-04-15 by klaatu entitled Parsing JSON with Python, from a series on A Little Bit of Python

Glad to hear you didn't just pass away or go back to urban camping.
Frankly, I I'm surprised Plasma 5 is still not ready yet for Slackware, or anybody.
But that's really no reason to go hide in a cave young man.


Jonathan Kulp says: sure you can!

Posted at 2016-04-14T17:46:13Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

Why not? I have recorded shows while walking to work, while riding my bike to work, while fixing the car, while driving in the car. Surely you could record a show while you cooked. All you have to do is clip the $2 microphone to your lapel, plug it into your phone, put the phone in your back pocket, hit record, and start talking while you cook. Easy!


0xf10e says: But Ken,

Posted at 2016-04-14T06:42:13Z relating to the show hpr2008 which was released on 2016-04-13 by Ken Fallon entitled HPR needs shows to survive.

…I can listen to HPR and prepare my lunch at the same time, but I can't record a show and cook at the same time :(


NYbill says: Well done.

Posted at 2016-04-10T22:33:18Z relating to the show hpr2005 which was released on 2016-04-08 by Geddes entitled How I prepare and record my HPR Kdenlive voiceover shows.

Nice job, man. It makes me want to invest in a bit of equipment so I don't have to keep amplifying my audio in post.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2016-04-08T10:22:30Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

Yea, IMO the UNI-T is a better meter for the price, Dave. You have a good one there.

After sending my last post I do recall hearing "daisy chain" in a Pink Floyd song. I know the term is out there on both sides of the pond (referring to a chain of flowers). Ken might have been asking why I would use that term when referring to two electric devices. Its just another term meaning 'in series'. One hooked together after another.

Ken, you could have one meter reading current (amps) and a second meter reading the voltage. Or one reading volts, and a second reading Freq/Htz, etc...

Or, if you're some nutter who happens to own like 6 meters. You do it just because you can! *maniacal laughter*


Ken Fallon says: Why not what

Posted at 2016-04-08T07:53:35Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

Why would you daisy chain two meters together. What is the use case to do that ?

Remember some of us are beginners and so you need to explain the "obvious" points.


Dave Morriss says: Not an Americanism to my knowledge

Posted at 2016-04-07T23:12:31Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

"Daisy chain" is used in the UK too. I've made them (from the real daisies) as a kid, some time before the Hippy era. You split the stem with a finger nail part way along such that it makes a loop, and stick the head of the next daisy through it. I had a fairly rural upbringing!

Looking on eBay, I can see one of these meters for $61 (around £43) from Hong Kong. I bought a UNI-T on eBay from China after hearing your earlier shows, and am very happy with it. It was around £30.


NYbill says: Americanism's?

Posted at 2016-04-07T21:35:37Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

I'm not sure where we got the term. It might be an "Americanism". ;) I'm just guessing here... But, Hippy's in the 60's would make necklace’s out of daisy's, tying the stems in loops. I think the term made it into the lexicon as to 'chain together', 'Link up one after another'.

In electronics terms it just means "in series".

Until you just asked, I never really thought about it.


Ken Fallon says: daisy chain

Posted at 2016-04-07T16:32:01Z relating to the show hpr2004 which was released on 2016-04-07 by NYbill entitled A First Look at the Owon B35T

Great ep. Looks like its not for sale any more. Anyway I was wondering why you would daisy chain two meters


Ken Fallon says: Would love to hear the full recoring

Posted at 2016-04-07T07:23:27Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

I'd love to hear the full recording. I would be of interest to hackers.


Ken Fallon says: More detail

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:55:49Z relating to the show hpr1999 which was released on 2016-03-31 by noplacelikeslashhome entitled How I record a full band under Linux

Please go into more detail about setting everything up. Especially compatibility between Jack/ALSA/Pulse.

Don't forget the "how I got into" show as well.


Ken Fallon says: Beep

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:54:07Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beepppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp.


Ken Fallon says: Installing this now

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:52:58Z relating to the show hpr2003 which was released on 2016-04-06 by b-yeezi entitled Using the Incron file watching daemon, from a series on Bash Scripting

I want to monitor a FTP location and once new XML files are there, it triggers a parser to extract data and put it into a database. Which can then be queried over the web. Basically turning a file based interface into a web enabled one.

Great tip. Thanks.


Ken Fallon says: I'm so jealous

Posted at 2016-04-07T06:50:43Z relating to the show hpr2002 which was released on 2016-04-05 by swift110 entitled Just got a Raspberry Pi Zero

I've been looking for one since they came out and they are all sold out. I checked the dimensions and they seem to fit into a smint tin. No idea what I'd use it for but that's not the point.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-04-05T18:11:26Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

Absolutely fascinating.

wait! I think I just saw Ken flying overhead.


sigflup says: ratpoison

Posted at 2016-04-05T03:48:55Z relating to the show hpr1993 which was released on 2016-03-23 by Nacho Jordi entitled Can your window manager do this?

I love ratpoison! thank you for recording this


droops says: Very Good

Posted at 2016-04-04T21:37:00Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

I appreciate you recording this awesome show and for keeping this whole thing going for so long. Outstanding work everyone!


Jon Kulp says: Not a Timing Belt

Posted at 2016-04-04T11:44:59Z relating to the show hpr2001 which was released on 2016-04-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Hey guys, great show as always.

Regarding the belt I changed on my truck, it is not a timing belt but a serpentine belt (or sometimes called a drive belt). The timing belt is different, a much more involved job that usually also means replacing the water pump. Cost something like $1000 when I had my mechanic do it on our old mini van. Would definitely not try that myself.

Glad to hear that Ken survived toppling off his roof in the gale force winds.


Mike Ray says: I tried very hard...

Posted at 2016-04-04T08:58:50Z relating to the show hpr2000 which was released on 2016-04-01 by Ken Fallon entitled How to Point a Satellite Dish

...to resist this but, after about 72 hours here goes...

Oh no, Ken's "Fallon off the roof"

:-)


Jon Kulp says: More on Ardour!

Posted at 2016-04-01T16:58:59Z relating to the show hpr1999 which was released on 2016-03-31 by noplacelikeslashhome entitled How I record a full band under Linux

Welcome and thanks for a great episode! Glad you've found us. I hope you'll make good on what you said about recording lots of episodes for HPR. It would be timely since I've have to cut way back. Anything about audio recording, editing, and post-production will be enthusiastically received.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-30T21:12:20Z relating to the show hpr1998 which was released on 2016-03-30 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled Homebrewing, from a series on Beverages

Even though it was not the focus of your podcast, I found the bit about eastern Kentucky accents particularly interesting. Many persons fail to appreciate the rich variety of speech patterns, that the phrase "Southern accent" embraces. I'm from eastern Virginia and my mother was from the hills of far northwestern South Carolina, and, though both accents were clearly "southern," they were quite different.

I remember once dropping down from the Blue Ridge Parkway somewhere in far southwestern North Carolina to head south to Atlanta and being almost unable to understand what the clerk at the gas station was saying. It was unlike any other variant I have heard, and I've traveled extensively in the South. It was as far from my eastern Virginia accent as a Scottish brogue.

Enjoyed the podcast, too. Even though I have no interest in brewing my own beer--my preferred tipple speaks Gaelic--it gave me a better understanding of the discussions of home-brewing that one is so likely to encounter these days.

Afterthought: My trick for spotting a fake Southern accent: Using "you all" as a singular pronoun. Everyone knows "you all" is plural.


Dave Morriss says: Careful what you wish for!

Posted at 2016-03-29T13:20:02Z relating to the show hpr1997 which was released on 2016-03-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 3, from a series on Learning sed

Thanks Mike, you're very kind.

I too have used sed for many years, but I always ignored much of the weird and wonderful stuff it's capable of and made do with the 's' command and a few others like 'd' and 'q', as well as line addressing. In doing this series, I'm at last learning how to do some more sophisticated things with sed, so it's fun to do.

Episode 4 is finished and waiting to be posted, and episode 5 (the really deeply weird stuff) is in production. I'm trying to explain some of the examples in the GNU sed manual in 5, but I'll have to understand them myself first!

Yes, I'd quite like to do a series on awk, and will if I can.


Mike Ray says: Knockout Episode

Posted at 2016-03-29T01:35:39Z relating to the show hpr1997 which was released on 2016-03-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 3, from a series on Learning sed

Well done Dave. This is a knockout episode. Contains a lot of the more obscure stuff in sed that is really useful and hard to find examples of online.

I personally like you reading out the command-line examples as I can make a mental note of what strings to search for in your show notes to refer back later.

I've used sed for years but it is an inexhaustible subject.

Looking forward to the awk series, never having really got my head round awk :-p


bjorn again says: thanks

Posted at 2016-03-25T19:57:45Z relating to the show hpr1992 which was released on 2016-03-22 by folky entitled How I'm handling my podcast-subscriptions and -listening

great topic, and fun to hear how others do it; thanks for sharing


Jonathan Kulp says: Genius

Posted at 2016-03-25T18:22:48Z relating to the show hpr1994 which was released on 2016-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

Whoa genius suggestion! Didn't occur to me to keep drilling the screw. That would work the same way a crankarm extraction tool works on a bike. Will definitely do that next time I'm in that predicament. And thanks for correcting me on the Torx head. Can never remember that and it's not like I've never used em before haha!


brian says: two thoughts while still listening

Posted at 2016-03-25T17:09:50Z relating to the show hpr1994 which was released on 2016-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

first thought... the "star drive" is called a torx, and is press fitted into the 3/8 drive socket. second, and most important, is for the extraction of the plastic plug... when you get to the point of inserting the screw into the pilot hole, just keep going with the screw... it will bottom out and extract the plug on its own.


Ken Fallon says:

Posted at 2016-03-22T12:52:25Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

The file is corrupt. We're trying to recover it.


Charles in NJ says: Does FSF Have an Original?

Posted at 2016-03-22T02:09:15Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

This file, and one that was sent to the mailing list, is truncated. There is an ending time stamp that goes out to 6900 seconds, but the end of file is encountered at 2703 seconds.

Is this our recording? Or was it made by an FSF "official" recording tech? I don't see enough contents here to get past 45:03.

Charles in NJ


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this

Posted at 2016-03-21T22:05:08Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

I find the book fascinating, never having done more than dabble with nroff, troff and the like. It seems a touch dated, but interesting nonetheless. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for a sed beginner though.

I don't have a book recommendation to offer in return, having taught myself to use sed from manual pages and so forth. I started using sed on a DEC VAXCluster running VMS in the late 1980's. It had been ported to VMS from Unix and made my life much simpler, since VMS wasn't that good at doing this sort of editing.


Epicanis says: Thanks, all!

Posted at 2016-03-21T18:16:43Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

This is the first tme I've tried to do a "tutorial" sort of episode, sounds like I did okay!

Anyone have an opinion on whether this was too low-level, or not low-level enough (i.e. needed less or more detailed information in the audio?)


m1rr0r5h4d35 says:

Posted at 2016-03-19T20:58:56Z relating to the show hpr1983 which was released on 2016-03-09 by swift110 entitled Review of Sony Vaio VPC

Great job on the shows! I might be wrong, but I think you might find that the fourth USB port is also the esata port. I have a laptop that has a weird esata/usb port and I have found that it works, but USB devices don't plug into it as smoothly as a standard port. You may have to fiddle with it to get it to work.


Jonathan Kulp says: Nice kiosk idea

Posted at 2016-03-18T11:21:17Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

Very entertaining! Love the production value, especially the espeak bot coming to get you. This is something I may actually try at some point because we could use a kiosk type thing running videos when we go out recruiting.


Gan Ainm says: Another great sed resource

Posted at 2016-03-18T08:31:19Z relating to the show hpr1976 which was released on 2016-02-29 by Dave Morriss entitled Introduction to sed - part 1, from a series on Learning sed

The book "Unix Text Processing" by Dale Dougherty and Tim O’Reilly (INTERNET "UTP Revi
val" RELEASE — 2004 available at http://home.windstream.net/kollar/utp/utp-1.0.pdf) features a very illuminating description of stream editing and sed on pp. 288.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-18T03:21:19Z relating to the show hpr1987 which was released on 2016-03-15 by Nacho Jordi entitled Pomodoro Timer - The Evolution of a Script (pt 1), from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for the tip about using aplay to trigger an audible alert.


jezra says: chicken coop?

Posted at 2016-03-18T00:33:03Z relating to the show hpr1981 which was released on 2016-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

I happen to have a chickencoop that is computer controlled. Perhaps I can help Ken with the blink stick.


b-yeezi says: Brilliant show

Posted at 2016-03-17T16:21:44Z relating to the show hpr1989 which was released on 2016-03-17 by Epicanis entitled WDTV Makes Me Itch

Absolutely brilliant show. I would have probably chosen a minimal Debian install, but your solution takes up a lot less space. You have convinced me that Arch Linux makes the most sense for this type is set up. I will propose this solution the first chance I get.

Please make more.


Epicanis says: Great topic, thanks!

Posted at 2016-03-16T20:05:33Z relating to the show hpr1988 which was released on 2016-03-16 by Brian in Ohio entitled Linux from Scratch

I've never gotten around to messing with Linux From Scratch, so I've often wondered what it was like. Thanks for the episode!

(I also think it's pretty funny that we've ended up with two shows right next to each other about building Linux installations by hand, with the first's title containing the word "scratch" and the second's containing the word "itch", but I'm easily amused anyway...)


David L. Willson says: Firefly

Posted at 2016-03-16T02:37:18Z relating to the show hpr1943 which was released on 2016-01-13 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBook Club 11.5 - Interview with David Collins-Rivera, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

"So you probably see Firefly in everything."

"That's because it *is* in everything."

LOL!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-15T03:08:46Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Good luck with Mutt and thanks for listening.


Leslie Satenstein says: Retired

Posted at 2016-03-13T12:31:11Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

A very nice podcast and I do appreciate the references.

I intend to follow up with mutt.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-03-11T21:26:15Z relating to the show hpr1985 which was released on 2016-03-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Fixing Bug 1092571

This made me smile.


aoskfla says: Boop

Posted at 2016-03-10T21:45:08Z relating to the show hpr1983 which was released on 2016-03-09 by swift110 entitled Review of Sony Vaio VPC

Hey swift110. it's xen :D


Stilvoid says:

Posted at 2016-03-10T14:18:34Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

I just got around to listening to part two of this having somehow missed part one. I loved it and immediately went back to listen to the first part.

A refreshing break from the usual style of HPR episodes. Can't wait for part 3 :D


folky says: Change the name

Posted at 2016-03-08T08:08:08Z relating to the show hpr1981 which was released on 2016-03-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

When you repost the show that's been cut, please change the name of the file(s). Otherwise podcatcher as podget f.ex. wouldn't download it.


Dave Morriss says: The way of the oat

Posted at 2016-03-03T22:28:32Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

Strategies for me seem to be: try to perfect the stove-top method, get a smaller slow cooker, or something else.

Actually, my daughter has a small slow cooker. If she's not using it I might grab it for oaty duties during the mid-term break.

My son visited today and I was chatting with him about this subject. He found a recipe for steel-cut oats using a pressure cooker, which I have and use a lot. I might try that idea at some point.

I'm not too enthusiastic about the reheating approach, I have to admit :-)


Jon Kulp says: Slow-Cooker Size

Posted at 2016-03-03T19:51:44Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

Our slow cooker's also pretty big, I wouldn't want to use it to make just one serving, which is why it was critical that my wife wanted to eat this stuff too. If you're making an enough for two people, then the slow cooker is just barely not too big. You could make enough for two or three people and then reheat the next day but it's not quite as tasty that way.


Dave Morriss says: Interesting episode

Posted at 2016-03-03T18:18:23Z relating to the show hpr1979 which was released on 2016-03-03 by Jon Kulp entitled How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats, from a series on Cooking

I enjoy porridge, or porage, as it's called here. I'd noticed your episode in the queue a week or two back and went looking for 'pinhead oatmeal' the Scottish name for these oats. My first try at cooking them on the stove was a mixed success, but I shall persevere.

I have a slow cooker, but it's a large one, bought for cooking family meals, so I'm not sure if it'll do a good job making a single portion. It's something to experiment with though.

Thanks for this, it was an interesting subject.


m1rr0r5h4d35 says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-03-03T01:35:44Z relating to the show hpr1972 which was released on 2016-02-23 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled How I got into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thanks for the kind words, and the heads-up on Icepack linux! I had no idea they made a comeback.


James Michael Du Pont says: cut off

Posted at 2016-02-27T10:52:43Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

thanks ken for this, but the ending was quite abrupt, you have more?


amunizp says: Wrong audio

Posted at 2016-02-27T07:10:11Z relating to the show hpr1978 which was released on 2016-03-02 by Amunizp entitled Ultra High Vacuum: loading samples

I uploaded the short version, I have one with 7min. Will convert now to see if I have time to upload it later.


Turtle says: Nice show

Posted at 2016-02-25T15:17:24Z relating to the show hpr1972 which was released on 2016-02-23 by m1rr0r5h4d35 entitled How I got into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I enjoyed your show, FYI Icepack Linux had a release in 2015 based on kernel 3.10.66.


Andreas says: there is something missing...

Posted at 2016-02-25T07:27:18Z relating to the show hpr1973 which was released on 2016-02-24 by Ken Fallon entitled Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path

Thanks for the upload, but the episode stops after 47 minutes. (The duration listed is around 2 hours...)


Otto Localhorst says: a template for a 'loid'

Posted at 2016-02-17T15:19:00Z relating to the show hpr1919 which was released on 2015-12-10 by Xoke entitled DerbyCon Interview with Paul Koblitz, from a series on Interviews

I would like to look at the template in search of something useful to print with a 3D printer, but I am not able to find the link (or the shownotes for the episode?). Could you please help me?


Dave Morriss says: Sheaffer

Posted at 2016-02-15T20:19:55Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Jon,

That name is hard to spell. It looks as if it's German so I tend to type "Schaeffer" a lot of the time! It's an American company from around 1912, however.

I used a Sheaffer cartridge pen as a schoolboy. I still have it and am just in the process of resurrecting it.

There are various opinions about "wet" pens (I've heard them described as "juicy" too). A broad nib needs plenty of ink to be delivered because it deposits more. Finer nibs conversely need less. However, much lower-quality paper doesn't suit wetter pens as the ink tends to sink in and "feather" or bleed through. On the other hand, a drier pen can be frustrating as the ink feed often doesn't keep up with the writing. Many factors to consider!

I'm glad you're enjoying the Metro. I'd love to see the Sheaffer - we need a show on your experiences :-)

Another aspect of fountain pen usage you might enjoy is the huge selection of inks that is available. I'm enjoying one called "Ancient Copper" from Diamine at the moment - a sort of reddish brown.


Jonathan Kulp says: Pilot Metro and Scheaffer

Posted at 2016-02-15T12:57:14Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Dave, Bill, I recently got a pilot Metro fountain pen as well. It's pretty nice. Also Trumpet Guy gave me an old Scheaffer fountain pen that he had and it writes pretty well too. The ink flows a little faster in the Scheaffer than it does in the pilot. I can't decide whether that's a good thing or a bad thing yet.

In my new position at work I have to sign a lot of documents and whenever they are not in triplicate (which requires a ball point pen to put enough pressure) I use one of my new fountain pens. Had to see what all the fuss was about after this episode prompted more comments than any I can remember.


Dave Morriss says: Old fountain pen

Posted at 2016-02-15T08:30:39Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Bill,

Good to know that you tried out the Pilot Metro. It's a sweet pen.

Your adventures into fountain pen "archaeology" sound fascinating. I think I remember this model, the Parker 21: it was one that was popular in the 1960's I think. It has a partly "hooded" nib, with only the front part showing, I believe.

I have been cleaning out some of my pens recently. Disassembling them and leaving them to soak in warm water with a tiny drop of dish soap is the recommended way to loosen the dried ink. Brushing the nib and the feed underneath with an old (soft) toothbrush can help. In some cases, removing the nib and feed is very helpful, if it *is* removable of course.

Hey, I think there's at least one other HPR show here. You want to recount your experiences?



Mike Ray says: Dazzling achievement

Posted at 2016-02-05T12:26:55Z relating to the show hpr1958 which was released on 2016-02-03 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A, from a series on Interviews

I'd second what Trent said.

And more. Thanks Ken for, three, or was it four, shows containing a blistering array of interviews from FOSDEM.

The sheer variety of subjects and projects covered was impressive.

It must have been tiring, and I hope you didn't sacrifice your own enjoyment of the event to bring us the range of interviews you did.

Highlights for me were mostly in the last one; picotcp, ptxdist and barebox, matrix.

And the knitting lady, Siobhan (please excuse the missing accent over the 'a') was a delight and a good one to end on.

I wish there were more like Siobhan at my local LUG.



Trent Palmer says: Awesome Episode!

Posted at 2016-02-05T04:53:24Z relating to the show hpr1958 which was released on 2016-02-03 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A, from a series on Interviews

This is just a fantastic episode of Hacker Public Radio. I spent this afternoon driving around SW Washington in a lift-gate tractor-trailer, making pickups and deliveries, while listening to this collection of interviews from FOSSDEM, and must report that I am entertained, inspired, and informed.

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Hacker Public Radio 1958 is an awesome podcast.


Mike Ray says: More great interviews

Posted at 2016-02-04T05:38:18Z relating to the show hpr1959 which was released on 2016-02-04 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 2, from a series on Interviews

Good stuff again.

I especially liked the interview with the guy from LFS. Didn't quite grasp whether he himself is VI but he spoke very knowledgeably about a11y and mentioned using a Braille display so I guess he is.

LFS is one of those things I keep meaning to plough through. Especially Cross-Linux from Scratch to build a distro from the ground up for a Pi.


Mike Ray says: A11y awareness

Posted at 2016-02-02T13:46:26Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Fair comment. I'm sure nobody you spoke to is against a11y (don't know if you spoke to Linuxmint yet, that might change).

It would be a good idea to list the contact points of all, or at least major distro a11y related contacts in one place. I can maybe try to pull some kind of list together for eyesfreelinux.ninja.

My problem currently, as for most people, is there aren't enough hours in the day.

I'm curious now about whether the ReactOS guys have 'reverse engineered' oleacc32.dll and other aspects of the Win32 accessibility stack. I think I can probably guess the answer. But it would be good to see ReactOS mature into a really usable OS. Although how they get away with it is beyond me.


Ken Fallon says: It wasn't really fair

Posted at 2016-02-02T12:24:12Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Hi Mike,

You have to remember that these were volunteers working on the booths and that it's not reasonable to expect every project member to be up to speed of every aspect of the distribution. Each project has their own way of doing things and that extends to working with accessibility. All the project leads were able to give me a high level view of their workflow to accessibility issues, and all were able to point me to the correct contact point.

What I realized during the experience is that there was not one person there who is deliberately against working on accessibility.

It would help everyone if there was a central point where these contact points was listed so we could have an overview who is working on what. It would also be a good idea for to try and get an Accessibility Track going at FOSDEM to address issues across different projects. You might even consider joining the Distro tracks so you could give them feedback.

Ken.


Mike Ray says: Distros and Accessibility

Posted at 2016-02-02T03:25:03Z relating to the show hpr1957 which was released on 2016-02-02 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C, from a series on Interviews

Great job Ken.

A mixed bag os responses from those distros you asked about a11y.

The most distressing parts were that the Debian guy didn't seem to know or realise that Debian is the best (imho) distro for a11y and is easy to install if you can't see. And the Magea guy who seems to think it's impossible for a blind person to use Linux at all.

Somebody else mumbled about individual packages, missing the point that unless a distro can be installed and have the a11y stack enabled out-of-the-box, whether or not individual packages are accessible is irrelevant.

I do think it would be a little unfair to plonk a sighted guy with no prior experience of a11y tools down in front of a PC wearing a blindfold. But I'd love to sit a bunch of them down in a class room and have me lead them through it.

I'm sure that would be an eye-opener (pun intended).

What was the brand and name of the little 8-core ARM64 gizmo the guy on the OpenMandriva stand was running?


Dave Morriss says: Old Sheaffer

Posted at 2016-02-01T16:57:03Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Great to hear you have officially joined the league of fountain pen wielders!

You should get yourself some fountain pen-friendly writing paper. Something from Rhodia or Clairefontaine perhaps. Then have a go at writing stuff: notes, letters, poetry, whatever. It can be a pleasure and very relaxing.


Boclodoa says:

Posted at 2016-02-01T16:11:13Z relating to the show hpr1896 which was released on 2015-11-09 by Eric Duhamel entitled User Local Software

I have a directory for this purpose too, the name has changed several times, currently is "code_from_beyond", beyond my repo. It is too long, maybe it will change to codefb or something like that.

I totally agree with the need of some directories which are not touched by the system, but only by the user.

I don't like .files.d very much because it feels too generic for me.


Mike Ray says: xmlstarlet, yes please

Posted at 2016-02-01T02:55:09Z relating to the show hpr1956 which was released on 2016-02-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for January 2016, from a series on HPR Community News

Ken. There are folks out here who would be interested in hearing more about xmlstarlet and anything else you can share about working with XML.

I have used expat parsers with various programming languages and toolkits for ages. Never got to grips with DOM type parsers and I'm continually annoyed that expat isn't a validating parser.

Anything you can tell me about other ways to work with XML would be cool.

I think XML is a great thing. I'd put in a box with markdown as one of the most important things to happen to online publishing and data-exchange for decades.

OK I know you can't compare markdown with the huge importance of XML but I think anything that flexible that is based on pure text is great.


Jon Kulp says: Acrylic smells

Posted at 2016-01-29T00:10:54Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Dave. Wish you could have been here with us to turn a nice fountain pen for yourself. It was fun! BTW Trumpet Guy gave me my first fountain pen this week. Cheapo old Sheaffer pen he's had for years but I'm enjoying signing documents with it.


Dave Morriss says: Most interesting and entertaining

Posted at 2016-01-28T19:00:59Z relating to the show hpr1954 which was released on 2016-01-28 by Jon Kulp entitled Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

I love shows like this. It felt like I was right there observing the pen making. I could almost smell the acrylic.

The results look great too. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Dave Morriss says: Great show idea

Posted at 2016-01-28T16:09:26Z relating to the show hpr1952 which was released on 2016-01-26 by Ken Fallon entitled Time now Ladies and Gents, from a series on Bash Scripting

I always enjoy shows like this. I found I either needed to be reading the notes as I listened or I needed to listen twice.

I liked the way you explained those pipelines by breaking them into their components.

Maybe the next release of 'fix_tags' should have a -sum option to sum up all the audio lengths :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Frank

Posted at 2016-01-27T13:50:59Z relating to the show hpr1951 which was released on 2016-01-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Some additional Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I'm glad you found it interesting. I hope the long notes help, I enjoyed researching and writing them.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-27T04:32:57Z relating to the show hpr1951 which was released on 2016-01-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Some additional Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks.

This is a topic I've long wanted to know more about, if only to show off to my brother, who is Linux-curious, but sticks with Windows so he can play is antediluvian Star Wars game.

I look forward to working my way through your long show notes and learning stuff.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-23T20:09:17Z relating to the show hpr1948 which was released on 2016-01-20 by Frank Bell entitled Check Your Spelling in Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

I'm really glad you found helpful. Thanks.


b-yeezi says: Thanks a lot

Posted at 2016-01-22T21:58:56Z relating to the show hpr1948 which was released on 2016-01-20 by Frank Bell entitled Check Your Spelling in Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

This episode exemplifies what I love most about hpr and vim. I've been using vim for about 2 years now and lean new things weekly. I've already added what I learned here in my daily workflow. Thanks.


Dave Morriss says: Banana pepper

Posted at 2016-01-21T19:56:29Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Great to hear about your latest stir-fry experiment Frank. I must try some fresh chillies in the ingredient list some time. I have mainly used sauces added when eating the dish since my daughter is not a great fan of chilli. Personally I love hot food, though I have never eaten a banana pepper. I must look out for some.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show

Posted at 2016-01-21T17:01:44Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I'm delighted that my friend FiftyOneFifty was able to build on the earlier shows that klaatu and I did on ssh. That is how I always envisioned this series working.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-21T04:52:44Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

My experiment was a qualified success.

I did not use the same ingredients as you. I used carrots (inspired by you--I agree with Dennis the Menace as he sampled a carrot cake: "Nothing that tastes this good could come from carrots"), snow peas, mushrooms, celery, five cloves of garlic, three scallions, tofu, and a banana pepper (I should have used half a banana pepper).

I was too lazy to go to Grand Mart, the local international supermarket which does indeed absolutely rock (google it), so I ended up using Thai noodles, because they were there in my local plain-jane American supermarket.

I used too many noodles for the quantity of other ingredients and the dish was a little bit too spicy (should have used half a banana pepper, rather than a whole one), but, as I said, it was a qualified success. Susan liked it, despite the hotness. It will be better next time.

Thanks for getting me to try something new.


Klaatu says: KOReader

Posted at 2016-01-20T17:49:11Z relating to the show hpr1942 which was released on 2016-01-12 by klaatu entitled Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader

Thanks for letting me know about KOReader. I had not heard of it. My go-to reader on other devices has been either fbreader or epubreader in Firefox. Both have the concept of a "library" which I think is stupid (personally) but they're not bad.

I'll check KOReader out sometime, though. Sounds nice.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Mark

Posted at 2016-01-20T14:47:14Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Glad you liked the show. Let us know how you get on with the recipe.


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-01-19T10:44:31Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Just wanted to say thank you for this episode , I will certainly be trying your recipe out.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-19T03:36:53Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

I always thought that the "string" in string beans referred to their shape. They are also sometimes called snap beans, because you can "snap" the ends off to prepare them for cooking.

The Wikipedia article says that it refers to the "string" along the seam on one side of the bean, but, as I said, I observe that much more often in snow peas.

Oh, well, they've probably all been cross-bred to oblivion anyway.


Dave Morriss says: String or no string

Posted at 2016-01-18T21:37:38Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Thanks Frank. It's interesting how names change so much from region to region.

I had always assumed that the "string" in string beans referred to the way they were grown, draped over a taut string. At least I have often seen them grown that way to keep the mature beans off the soil. They grow fine by themselves of course, unlike what we call runner beans which need sticks, stakes or hanging strings to grow up. These ones become very fibrous as they mature and take a bit of skill to de-string when preparing!

As to mange tout/snow peas the ones I buy very rarely have any strings in them. Maybe they are just harvested very young for the UK supermarkets.

Anyway, I hope your noodle cooking experiences turn out well.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-18T20:04:26Z relating to the show hpr1946 which was released on 2016-01-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Wok Cookery, from a series on Cooking

Interesting. I haven't tried a noodle dish. I'll have to give this a try later this week.

The beans you picture are indeed what in the States are called string beans or green beans and the peas are called snow peas.

Ironically, at least in these parts, string beans don't really have strings--they don't need to be "de-strung"--and snow peas do.


Ken Fallon says: no multiple users

Posted at 2016-01-18T17:27:58Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

As far as I know mapping multiple users to a sshfs conncetion was not possible.

I created a new user and gave them the same group rights but after mounting neither the root or the test user were allowed to see the mounted connection.

Ken.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2016-01-16T12:06:50Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I'm pretty sure when using sshfs for multiple users would map everyone to the user you initiated the connection with.

To prevent yourself creating files under the mountpoint of your sshfs just make the dir r-x before mounting.
Should give you enough of a heads-up when you try to store you downloads there.

And btw: Mounting NFS at boot works fine and is just delayed until the network is configured.

Otherwise a nice introduction ;)


Jon Kulp says: Umm...probably not

Posted at 2016-01-16T00:49:18Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Well I think it's pretty safe to say that I will not be buying any of the Pens you mentioned there, Dave. Wow pricey!


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-15T19:16:39Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

I just tested this out. Thanks, Fifty!

For Slackers, there's a build on slackbuilds.org.


Dave Morriss says: Hope you enjoy your fountain pen

Posted at 2016-01-15T16:42:50Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Jon,

Good to hear you are tempted to join the ranks of fountain pen users. If you like your Pilot get yourself something classy like a Pelikan Souverän 600, 800 or 1000 to impress everyone :-)


Dave Morriss says: Language rationalisation

Posted at 2016-01-15T15:54:25Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Yes Mike, I can only agree. Haven't the French tried doing something like this in the recent past?

On the other hand, I rather regret the evolution away from certain singular and plural forms which seems to be ongoing. I'm thinking of examples like the use of 'criteria' where 'criterion' is meant, or 'supernova' where 'supernovae' should be used. The battle is already lost with 'data' and 'datum' of course. This is probably old fart territory though.

As to 'awesome' I always hear that as 'aweless'.


Jon Kulp says: Gotta try one now

Posted at 2016-01-15T02:55:00Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Dave, my son and I really enjoyed listening to this while I drove him to school. I've also sent a link to this episode to Trumpet Guy because he's a huge fountain-pen fanatic as well. I put one of the Pilot entry-level pins on my wishlist on Amazon, going to give this a try. In my new position I have to sign my name a **lot** nowadays so it might be more fun to do it with a nice pen.


Mike Ray says: Rationalising languages

Posted at 2016-01-14T18:13:10Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I think any attempt to 'rationalise' a language either as it is written or spoken is a hiding to nothing. It's too fluid and has too many things pressing on it from all sides.

If that wasn't true I guess we'd all be speaking Espiranto by now.

And certainly a people, wherever they are, have a perfect right to speak and spell their language as they like. As long as every other word in their podcasts isn't 'awesome', grrrrr


Dave Morriss says: Re: Leftpondian spelling

Posted at 2016-01-14T16:00:40Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I have heard something similar, though I have never found a description of it that seemed completely reliable.

The story seems to be that Noah Webster "rationalised" spellings when compiling his dictionary, in some cases reverting to more ancient forms which didn't have the French influence that British spellings did. I don't know if that accounts for examples like the replacement of 'ph' with 'f' though. I'd like to find a detailed explanation written by a linguist or similar academic, but so far I have failed to do so.

I'd also prefer to get away from the haranguing which is often resorted to on both sides of these arguments. "Those *@*s over there don't know how to spell properly". You know the type of thing.

I quite like 'Leftpondia' and 'Rightpondia' by the way. Never encountered those before.


Mike Ray says: Leftpondian spelling

Posted at 2016-01-14T14:52:44Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I was once told some of the spelling differences which 'leftpondians' use, like color instead of colour etc., were actually deliberate attempts, when the earlier American Dictionaries (was it Websters?) were compiled. It was an attempt to just put their mark on the language. I don't know if there's any truth in that


Dave Morriss says: Donkeys

Posted at 2016-01-14T13:54:10Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

It's my impression that Ken's donkey reference was euphemistic. So no actual donkeys were harmed ...


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jonas

Posted at 2016-01-14T13:48:51Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Delighted to hear that you are sampling some fountain pens. I hope you enjoy the Pilot MR/Metropolitan. Maybe you could record an HPR show about your experiences!

Your sterling silver ink bottle sounds wonderful. You should show us some pictures in your HPR show!

Actually, I often use a Pilot G-TEC-C4 (0.4mm) gel pen. It has an ultra-fine point and is great for writing in small notebooks and so forth. That's if you have the small handwriting to match of course.

I know what you mean about the pen videos. I watch a fair number of these myself. I so often end up wanting to buy the pen that was reviewed. They are dangerous from that point of view!


Dave Morriss says: Re: Nostalgia

Posted at 2016-01-14T13:10:33Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Mike,

You were lucky to have had access to fountain pens so young. Yes, I think the definition of 'fountain pen' extends to cartridge pens. I believe anything with a nib and an ink reservoir fits that category.

I actually have an old wooden pencil case of the sort you mention. Thing is, fountain pens really need to sit in individual spaces so they don't rattle together. That's what my cheapo leather case does, each pen has its own elastic loop. I know that this verges on the obsessional, but after spending £100+ (or possibly a lot more) on a writing implement you'd want it to stay in pristine condition.

Yes, 'fetish' is the word I was trying to avoid! Or possibly 'obsession'.


Dave Morriss says: Check vs Cheque

Posted at 2016-01-14T12:53:59Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Frank,

As to the spelling question I reckon it's another case of parallel language evolution. Both the UK and the USA variants of English have been evolving in their own directions for hundreds of years. Spelling gelled in Britain earlier than in the US but the French variants became popular on this side of the Atlantic. Thus cheque/check with the French spelling being chèque. There's a tendency for both "sides" to tell the other they're wrong. I try to resist this personally.

Thanks for the explanation of "duplex check". I don't think anything like this has existed here. We simply note things like the date, payee and amount on a stub which remains in the cheque book after the cheque has been torn out, and tally them up from there.

In my case I use electronic transfer for almost everything these days. If my kids ask for money for Christmas they get it that way. I did create fake "Bank of Dad" notes for Christmas 2014 just for fun, so they had something tangible! For Christmas 2015 I didn't bother.


Jonas says: Great Episode

Posted at 2016-01-14T11:53:21Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks so much Dave.
I really enjoyed the subject and the excellent detail. I went straight out and picked up a disposable Pilot for $2.25 American. I remember taking a calligraphy class that used fountain pens somewhere long ago. My grandfather had a couple inkwell pens. One had a lever on it. Another had the squeeze fill. I still have a sterling silver ink bottle. It's glass inside with a silver screw cap and silver exterior. I just ordered a similar priced Chinese pen and a Piolot MR. The disposable is a medium point and a little too wide. I'm hoping the fine point I ordered will be closer to what I expect.
I typically keep a G2 gel pen or Pilot precise pen until it runs out then switch to a different style as they get used up. I'm looking forward to daily writing with fountains.
Now if I could just stop watching the pen review videos, I may get time to write something.


Mike Ray says: Using sshfs to mount Pi rootfs on faster machine for cross-compiles

Posted at 2016-01-14T09:00:03Z relating to the show hpr1944 which was released on 2016-01-14 by FiftyOneFifty entitled sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem

Great show Fifty.

I use sshfs to mount the root file-system of a Pi on my fast quad-core desktop Linux machine for cross-compiling stuff.

I have tool-chains in /opt/toolchains and then I mount the Pi rootfs like this:

sshfs root@raspberrypi:/ /opt/mnt/pi -o follow_symlinks

Then I can specify that as -sysrrot when I compile.

Compiling a kernel on a Pi takes about fifteen hours, it takes my desktop machine eight minutes!


Jon Kulp says: KOReader uses normal directories

Posted at 2016-01-14T03:09:11Z relating to the show hpr1942 which was released on 2016-01-12 by klaatu entitled Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader

Enjoying the episode! I've wanted to get a Kobo for a while but somehow ended up with a few Kindles instead.

Anyway you might check out the KOReader (Kindle / Kobo Open Reader). I've been using it on my jailbroken Kindle to read epubs. It doesn't pay attention to Metadata at all, it just has a file browser like it appears you prefer. It actually took me a while to get used to this because I'm more used to being able to sort and search by Metadata. Look for my show on the KOReader next week...


Mike Ray says: Nostalgia aint what it used to be

Posted at 2016-01-13T15:34:28Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Great episode Dave. I remember desks with ink wells, although I never witnessed the wells being used.

At my primary school the top class were taught to use a fountain pen and we were each given a cheap pen which took cartridges (is that still a 'fountain' pen?) and were expected to use it.

It was not until secondary school that ball-points were tolerated and then not by some of the older and crustier teachers.

If you are looking for a case, what about one of those old classic wooden pencil cases with a sliding lid? Some of them even had a swivel at one end which allowed access to a second compartment below once the lid was slid back.

Of course then it would be mandatory to scratch "Dave Morrison was 'ere" on it with the point of a compass.

I have known many people with a stationery, erm, I think 'fetish' is the word you were looking for :-p and one of the regrets of ebing blind is I can no longer just use pencil (or pen) and paper to capture and diagram ideas


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-12T20:40:32Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

A duplex check ("cheque" in some ancient climes) is one that makes a copy of itself as you write it.

Under each check in the checkbook is a sheet of NCR paper, so that as you write, what you write is reproduced on the NCR paper. The NCR paper is formatted as the check, but does not bear any account numbers.

A proper fountain pen does not exert enough pressure to create the copy.

Aside: I use electronic payments sparingly, not because I'm agin' 'em, but because I'm afraid I'd lose track. I spent lots of years figuring out ways not to overdraw my checking account and I don't want to change now.


Dave Morriss says: What's a duplex check?

Posted at 2016-01-12T20:12:50Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Frank,

I had a fountain pen with a lever+bladder filling action a long time ago but I think the bladder failed and it probably got thrown out since it was a cheap thing. Modern pen filler designs do a much better job I reckon.

Yes to the nib wear-in issue. I was taught never to share a fountain pen for that very reason, even though it seems churlish.

I have no idea what a duplex check is. Cheques (as we Brits call them) are largely obsolete here now. Is it something to do with making a carbon copy (something many will probably not be acquainted with these days)? I assume that the issue is that a fountain pen can't apply enough pressure compared to a ballpoint. That is certainly the case.

Thanks for your comments.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-11T22:08:15Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I have long preferred fountain pens, ever since I started using one in school (no, we didn't have inkwells in our school desks in Birdsnest, Virginia). That one belonged to my father's mother and I used it until the barrel broke in two in the vicinity of the lever used to fill the ink bladder.

I have six fountain pens in this here desk, plus the Waterman which I normally use.

There is an element of conceit herein, as, after you've used a fountain pen for a while, the nibs wear to fit your hand and the pen will then write properly for no one else.

I fear that I don't use fountain pens very often any more, as they have been made obsolete by duplex checks; unless you use a ballpoint, the duplex doesn't.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-01-11T16:06:11Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Thanks Magnus919,

I was aware of iron gall inks, my dad used to work in the Legal trade. I have been warned not to use such inks in a fountain pen. However, I wasn't aware that school ink was an example. Good to know.

Your blog is looking interesting. Some nice looking pen photographs.

Since the coment system here doesn't display the website (and I'm an admin) I'm showing it here:

http://cheapgeezer.wordpress.com/

Dave


Magnus919 says: Chronicles of a Cheap Geezer

Posted at 2016-01-11T14:01:17Z relating to the show hpr1941 which was released on 2016-01-11 by Dave Morriss entitled What's in my case, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Regarding blue-black ink, those inks were not dye inks like you'd use in most fountain pens. They were an iron gall ink, which can foul an improperly maintained fountain pen. The iron gall ink goes on blue and as it oxidizes it bonds with the paper and settles into a blacker shade. This is really durable and for a long time in places like the UK, it was the ink legally required for use by registrars for recording legal documents because of its endurance and tampering resistance.

I recently started a new blog (see my link) for having fun exploring sub-$25 fountain pens and other low-cost/high-value stationary supplies.


el Mussol says: where is Dave

Posted at 2016-01-11T12:08:04Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

As possibly the only HPR listener with donkeys, I would like to clarify that if Mr Morriss is sat on a donkey somewhere, it's not on one of ours.

pault


Dave Morriss says: Le Pétomane

Posted at 2016-01-10T17:14:34Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Not to speak of the "French flatulist" Joseph Pujol who made his living farting on stage. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A9tomane

I have a book on him called "Le Petomane. Or gone with the wind" published in 1967 for 5 shillings.

From the blurb: "Sarah Berhardt drew box-office receipts of 8,000 Francs but LE PETOMANE in a single Sunday took 20,000 Francs at the box-office".


Dave Morriss says: Very nice

Posted at 2016-01-10T16:53:44Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

Great show Jon. I like how pdftk can do so many things to PDFs.

You'd expect me to comment on the script, so I tend to use 'find' instead of 'ls' in such cases. It has some powerful regular expression capabilities and is less error-prone than 'ls' in my experience. It's more complex to get right though.

Ken: I don't think CUPS can scan. In my show 1864 I described how I'd set up SANE to do scanning on my Raspberry Pi connected to my HP Inkjet/Scanner. That was for one-at-a-time scanning though, not bulk stuff.

Interesting donkey-related fact: Thursday January 14th is The Festival of the Ass. I have it in my calendar


Ken Fallon says: Thanks

Posted at 2016-01-10T14:05:52Z relating to the show hpr1939 which was released on 2016-01-07 by Jon Kulp entitled Collating Pages with pdftk

The exact right show at the exact right time.

I am looking at doing something similar for jpg scanning.

Now if Dave would only get off his donkey and send us in the show on how to scan via cups, we'd be finished.

Ken.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-08T15:59:22Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

[blush] I listen to a lot of OTR.


Ken Fallon says: Please do so

Posted at 2016-01-08T06:58:59Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

This would be acceptable as it would "be of interest to hackers". I have yet to meet a human under the age of 10 that is not completely absorbed by the topic. As we have many young hackers that are young and many more that are young at heart this would be an ideal addition to our corpus.

Aside from the sheer comedic interest of the show, our contributors may consider shows on the topic from different points of view.

- historic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence
- medical http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Flatulence/Pages/Causes.aspx
- engineering, the ever excellent "An Engineer's Guide to Cat Flatulence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whDN-4lbork
- a form of art in itself http://heavy.com/comedy/2012/07/the-20-awesomest-pieces-of-fart-art

Remember folks more than 3 show and it becomes a topic.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-08T05:24:01Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Kevin, if Zebra Pizza is still in business in Washington, D. C., they can help you accomplish your goal.

Let us hope they are not.


Kevin O'Brien says: Farts

Posted at 2016-01-07T18:25:27Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I have a near-uncontrollable urge to record three hours of farts and submit it.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-07T04:34:05Z relating to the show hpr1936 which was released on 2016-01-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for December 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I want to second what Jon Kulp said. I think a episode or two about how to get the most out of IRC would be must useful.

I have dropped in on various IRC channels from time to time, but, so far at least, I am not an IRC kind of guy. When it comes to IRC, at least, I'm still just a whippersnapper.


David L. Willson says: dangit!

Posted at 2016-01-06T02:30:21Z relating to the show hpr1933 which was released on 2015-12-30 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBookClub 11 Street Candles, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I *was* just about caught up with HPR, but now I'm several episodes behind while I enjoy the pocket universe lostnbronx has created. This is great stuph.


A Shadowy Figure says: Suitable for framing

Posted at 2016-01-04T17:14:08Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

Frank,

I'm going to print your response, put it in a frame, and hang it in my studio, to encourage me to aspire to write at least half as good as you.
Every word was perfectly placed, and brought with it, it's own ambiance.

My standards have been raised, and I look forward to producing more of the same in the weeks to come.

Also, Thank you Proff. Kulp, Dennis, Elizabeth, Jane, and The mysterious Dutch overlord behind the scenes, for your kind thoughts and words of encouragement.

I look forward to living up to your expectations for the following episode.

Sincerely,

A Shadowy Figure


Jane V. Blanchard says:

Posted at 2016-01-04T01:32:36Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

I really enjoyed this episode and can't wait for the next. Well done!


Elizabeth Chandler says:

Posted at 2016-01-03T21:52:16Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

Entertaining ... looking forward to Shadowy Figure's next installment!


Dennis says: Love the subtle humor...

Posted at 2016-01-03T20:07:08Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

The "prom dress" and "Groomin' poodles," comments killed. Thank goodness, I already use a "chainsaw resistant desk." In fact, mine is chainsaw proof!


Jon Kulp says: $2 mic

Posted at 2016-01-02T01:39:34Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

Loved it! Awesome to hear the LPL Maker Space and the $2 microphone getting some love. Looking forward to the next installment.


Frank says:

Posted at 2016-01-01T04:54:47Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two

It was a rainy day.

Gloomy. Sad and empty. There was rain and not much else.

But I had errands to run. Gloom or not, errands must be run.

I found myself driving up the street in my little pick-up truck, recycling waiting to be recycled in the bed, listening to some fellow who called himself "A Shadowy Figure."

He was saying stuff.

I wanted a drink, but I had left the Scotch at home. Any Scotch is better than every anything else, but, if you have no Scotch, you have to make do.

I was beginning to wonder to myself, has this Shadowy Figure fellow taken his shtick one step too far.

Then he said something.

And I found myself laughing out loud all by myself in my little pick-up truck.


David L. Willson says: Yes

Posted at 2015-12-31T14:29:38Z relating to the show hpr1928 which was released on 2015-12-23 by Cov entitled Cov's Jams, from a series on All Songs Considered

I ran to my desk at work to thank you for bringing me Billy Korg's problem.

Thank you for the excellent jams, Cov.


tcuc says: nice, i cant å wait for more.

Posted at 2015-12-31T13:43:07Z relating to the show hpr1928 which was released on 2015-12-23 by Cov entitled Cov's Jams, from a series on All Songs Considered

I have heard a few episodes showcasing good creative Commons music. And I like having an easy way to listen to curated CC music😉 keep'em coming😊


A Shadowy Figure says: Good interview

Posted at 2015-12-31T06:10:00Z relating to the show hpr1932 which was released on 2015-12-29 by klaatu entitled Klaatu interviews Grafana, from a series on Interviews

Heya Klaatu,

Good job of asking questions that get to the point, and following up.

Looking forward to more as always,

You've got good "radio" skills.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-29T23:01:07Z relating to the show hpr1930 which was released on 2015-12-25 by Clinton Roy entitled A systemd primer

Nicely done. I do appreciate the big picture overview; it provides a context and frame of reference that many stories I've read about SystemD do not.


Erik says: Commands

Posted at 2015-12-29T04:40:53Z relating to the show hpr1878 which was released on 2015-10-14 by b-yeezi entitled What's In My Bag, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Would you be able to detail the commands you use for the luks encrypted ISO?


A Shadowy Figure says: Good job

Posted at 2015-12-28T23:19:14Z relating to the show hpr1931 which was released on 2015-12-28 by Amunizp entitled Atomic force microscopy

Good job of keeping us interested with with a nice flow of interesting information.

Looking forward to more.


Mysterio2 says: Great show.

Posted at 2015-12-28T01:34:29Z relating to the show hpr1931 which was released on 2015-12-28 by Amunizp entitled Atomic force microscopy

Interesting and informative. Keep em coming!


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-25T12:19:14Z relating to the show hpr1918 which was released on 2015-12-09 by Xoke entitled DerbyCon Interview with Dave Kennedy, from a series on Interviews

I use a play queue in cmus. Once that queue (around 20-25 minutes) is done, cmus goes back to random library playback.

Here's the catch: what if the random piece after the classical music is also classical? In such a case you would not notice that it is time to get up, which is a problem I regularly encounter. I can't (and not really want) to have two different collection just to keep the two apart.


A Shadowy Figure says: Nice mix Cov

Posted at 2015-12-25T03:19:13Z relating to the show hpr1928 which was released on 2015-12-23 by Cov entitled Cov's Jams, from a series on All Songs Considered

Thanks for sharing, I found the line up of different genre's refreshing.

Looking forward to your next show.


A Shadowy Figure says: Thank you for this timely episode

Posted at 2015-12-25T00:00:30Z relating to the show hpr1929 which was released on 2015-12-24 by Jon Kulp entitled I Found a Flashlight

Heya Dr. Kulp,

I just wanted to take a minute out to say, These are the sort of episodes I "tune" in for.
For one, there informative. And secondly, their entertaining.

But as for the Flashlight, Would you take a chainsaw resistant desk for it?


Charles in NJ says: Penn Manor

Posted at 2015-12-23T11:42:09Z relating to the show hpr1907 which was released on 2015-11-24 by klaatu entitled Charlie Reisinger and Penn Manor, from a series on Interviews

What Charlie & the amazing students of the Penn Manor school district have managed to create is truly inspiring.

You should drop everything for 5-1/2 minutes to catch Charlie's TEDx Talk on YouTube:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f8Co37GO2Fc


Charles in NJ says: Experts Exchange

Posted at 2015-12-21T17:46:37Z relating to the show hpr1916 which was released on 2015-12-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Gotta love a site that lets you add content for free, and then charges you to reference it later.

By the way, it is amusing to see what you get when you remove the hyphen in the URL:

Expert Sex Change

Can't make this stuff up.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-20T14:04:17Z relating to the show hpr1898 which was released on 2015-11-11 by Alpha32 entitled Free my music!

Out of curiosity (I have never used a Mac): why do you need root to copy your own files?

PS: to copy a file with space in the name, either escape the space with a preceeding backslash or enclose it in quotes.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-12-17T01:39:58Z relating to the show hpr1924 which was released on 2015-12-17 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Port Forwarding, from a series on Privacy and Security

I am really happy that my friend Fifty One-Fifty has continued the conversation on this topic. It is just what I love to see on HPR. It is like listening in on the conversation we might have had together at a conference.


A Shadowy Figure says: Updated Show Notes

Posted at 2015-12-16T03:08:38Z relating to the show hpr1934 which was released on 2015-12-31 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two


Special thanks to the following individuals from freesound.org for their sound effects used throughout this episode.



Rutgermuller

jaredi

hybrid34

lintphishx

timbre

cameronmusic

cr4sht3st

husky70

mojomills

ultradust

conleec

ingolyrio

dapperdanial

robinhood76

unfa

kwahma-02

stephsinger22

lonemonk

reg7783

Higher quality stereo copies of this episode in .Flac, Ogg, and MP3 format can be found at the following link.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6BAm4vn8c7QWnZLbnFib0JPc2M&usp=sharing



Glossary of slang terms used in this episode:


“Came unglued” = going berzerk

“Sang a little song” = provided information to law enforcement

“Still” = whiskey making apparatus

“Scoring Barbies” = Picking up women

“G-Men” = Government employees. (Federal agents)

“Makerspace” = 3-D Printing facility

“Johnny Law” = Law Enforcement

“C-Note” = $100.00 bill

“Speakeasy” = illegal drinking establishment in prohibition era United States

“68 Chevelle” = 1968 Chevrolet 2-door automobile

“Ratting me out” = informing on someone

“Frank Nitty” = 30's era Gangster, Al Capon's right hand man (Enforcer)


Disclaimer:

All characters are fictitious renditions of HPR contributers.
Nothing about any individuals character is based on anything other than my personal convenience of using their likenesses in fictitious storytelling.
No disrespect is intended in any way.

The genre that the character A Shadowy Figure lives in is hard boiled Noir.
Noir reflects a past history that had different standards than we do now.
I do not personally hold those antiquated world views. Nor do I promote them through this work of fiction. I would like to think this artistic creation does provide an opportunity to see how far we've come as a society.

But most of all, I'd like to think that you the listener, are entertained and/or inspired by this presentation.

Thank you all for your support.


A Shadowy Figure


Clinton Roy says:

Posted at 2015-12-10T23:49:21Z relating to the show hpr1894 which was released on 2015-11-05 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Davide Zilli and Dr Marianne Sinka of the HumBug Project

Great episode. Humbug is the name of my local unix group as well. ;) We have mozzies here in Brisbane by the truck load, ross river fever is probably the best known issue they give. Chickungunya just north in Indoensia is awful, you basically feel like you've got arthritis in all your joints for a few months.


lostnbronx says: Wow, Thanks So Much!

Posted at 2015-12-10T20:38:49Z relating to the show hpr1933 which was released on 2015-12-30 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBookClub 11 Street Candles, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Fun, irreverent, and sprawling -- you guys are the best! Featuring "Street Candles" for this installment of the Book Club was very much appreciated!

My Favorite Quote:

"I listened to the wrong d@mn audiobook, and I'm completely talking out of my @$$!"
-Pegwole

Thank you to everyone on the show, and to the HPR Community as a whole!


0xf10e says: yepp, no cleartext

Posted at 2015-12-10T08:19:51Z relating to the show hpr1870 which was released on 2015-10-02 by Ahuka entitled 19 - Home SSH Server, from a series on Privacy and Security

1st thing is DH key exchange, basically "no that we speak privately and securely let me tell you who I [the server] am". Think about it. Any other way would leave the client open to a MitM spoofing the server's keys.

But, of course, when you ignore the changed fingerprint on the server you won't know who is receiving your credentials.
With pubkey auth you don't have to worry about losing anything usable to impersonate you. Also makes brute force login attempts infeasible due to the vast number of possible keys.


Jon Kulp says: A possible outlet

Posted at 2015-12-09T02:56:00Z relating to the show hpr1917 which was released on 2015-12-08 by klaatu entitled OpenSource.com, from a series on Interviews

Thanks for this great interview, now I'm thinking about possible article topics...


Windigo says: One-upped

Posted at 2015-12-04T20:32:42Z relating to the show hpr1914 which was released on 2015-12-03 by Jezra entitled Waking up

Nothing puts your crappy bash alarm clock into perspective like dynamic lighting and aesthetic music.

Does a roomba carry you a cup of coffee in the morning?


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-03T05:04:48Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

"it was nice to feel a bit of nostalgia"

Make me feel old, will you?:)

Well, I am old, but I will never be a "senior." I will be a cranky old man. You young whippersnappers and your new-fangled media players . . . .


Dave Morriss says: Nostalgia

Posted at 2015-12-02T12:49:43Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

I used Winamp back when I couldn't avoid using Windows at work, and XMMP was my player of choice on Linux for a number of years. I tried Qmmp and it reminded me very much of those days. I'm not sure I'm going to use it, given that I'm quite happy wtih Clementine, but it was nice to feel a bit of nostalgia. Thanks


Dave Morriss says: Re: Phatch

Posted at 2015-12-02T09:54:42Z relating to the show hpr1906 which was released on 2015-11-23 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish

Phatch seems to have a lot of potential. I can see a use for it myself; I like to assemble several pictures for HPR episodes, and I want to do things like strip metadata, shrink the size and make thumbnails. I can see that this might be possible but knowing how is the barrier. I looked at the documentation but it seems to be very short of actual instructions!

So, I know iPhatch is all about "Do Stuff To Stuff". I've understood the "Do Stuff" phase a little, but find the "To Stuff" part cryptic.

If you've mastered it yourself a show about your experiences would be great!


Windigo says: Re: Phatch

Posted at 2015-12-01T22:26:52Z relating to the show hpr1906 which was released on 2015-11-23 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish

It's definitely not a terribly intuitive interface. I think it applies all of the actions you add (in order) to each of the images, but you have to be *very* explicit when assembling your chain.

Maybe I'll do a more in-depth show on how phatch works. Hmm...


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-12-01T18:12:59Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Though it's been a long time since I have to buy one, I fully share your sentiments about the college textbook industry. The publishers block the paths of learning, raise their flintlocks at students, and cry "Stand and deliver."


Mike Ray says: Quiet boot

Posted at 2015-12-01T17:06:59Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

I'm not sure why the boot messages should suddenly only start being heard when the audio code I wrote is employed.

But to silence them I think you can put ' quiet' at the end of the single line in /boot/cmdline.txt, with no quote of course


Audiobooks lover says:

Posted at 2015-11-29T19:28:53Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

I discovered this site randomly.. dont know where I can clicking and kept clicking... lols, but I am glad I did

Thank you for the great review. Obviously had heard of Winamp, but never Qmmp!! Trying it out right now


Steven says: Question about your mods

Posted at 2015-11-29T01:48:33Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Good evening, I have tried your mods to stop the stuttering, and so far it looks very good.

Unfortunately now eSpeak reads all the boot information as the computer boots. Is there a simple way to stop espeak from saying all the boot information?


Dave Morriss says: Loved this!

Posted at 2015-11-28T22:01:21Z relating to the show hpr1908 which was released on 2015-11-25 by droops entitled Arduino Pumpkin, from a series on Arduino and related devices

A very cool project.

I'm in envy of your students.


Dave Morriss says: Some interesting packages

Posted at 2015-11-28T20:11:31Z relating to the show hpr1906 which was released on 2015-11-23 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking 2: tvtime, phatch, and xstarfish

I was intrigued by Phatch and installed it to try out.

It's intriguing though a bit counter-intuitive (for me anyway) since it seems to start by assembling a tool chain, which I didn't expect.

I then had difficulty working out how to apply the chain to some images. I shall persevere!

I also tried xstarfish and like what it produces.

Thanks for pointing these out.


Frank says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-11-28T17:54:36Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

Glad you enjoyed it.

There's one thing I forgot, even though it was in my notes. Qmmp can be a little strange about playing URLs that have funky characters, such as parentheses, in them. Some of the old-time radio sites, most of which are hobbyist sites, have some very unusual URLs for the individual OTR episodes, mostly because the maintainers try to squeeze too much information into them.

I sometimes end up falling back to XMMS, which still comes bundled in Slackware, praise Bob! for those.


zloster says: Nice list

Posted at 2015-11-28T12:13:00Z relating to the show hpr1902 which was released on 2015-11-17 by Fin entitled My Linux Tool Box, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I also would like to thanks for this list. I also use a lot of these programs.
Some addition to the list could be: transmission-remote-gtk (www.webupd8.org/2011/12/transmission-remote-gtk.html) - if you want to manage the transmission-daemon running on remote machine and you don't like the build-in web-interface.


Matt says: I didn't know this project existed.

Posted at 2015-11-28T04:24:34Z relating to the show hpr1910 which was released on 2015-11-27 by Frank Bell entitled QMMP--The Qt-based MultiMedia Player

Great episode! I'm a long time Winamp fan too. I also like Qt based applications that are cross-platform. Thanks!


b-yeezi says: Great show

Posted at 2015-11-27T02:02:14Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Thanks for sharing this presentation. I enjoyed the entire thing and will use some of your ideas in my own projects. I especially enjoyed your explanations of creative commons and free software in a way that was clear and accurate, but not too preachy. These concepts are so foreign to some people that is entertaining to hear their reactions when they are exposed to free culture.

Thanks again and I am looking forward to your next show.


Jonathan Kulp says: Valuing Musicians

Posted at 2015-11-26T12:57:03Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Haha true she wasn't crazy about the "free" aspect, but to be fair, musicians face an ongoing struggle against people undervaluing their skills, whether it be someone balking at the "outrageous" price for private lessons or the "scandalous" fee to play at a wedding. People think music is all fun and games, but for professionals it's hard work, a highly specialized skill developed over many years. I think her questions were coming from the perspective of someone fighting to make sure musicians' skills are properly valued. I get this.

I'll definitely do a show about calibre conversions, both with the GUI and the CLI. Thanks for the comments!


Mike Ray says: Calibre cli

Posted at 2015-11-26T09:49:54Z relating to the show hpr1909 which was released on 2015-11-26 by Jon Kulp entitled Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Good show John.

Amusing to hear one or two questioners at the end really struggling with the concept of doing 'something for nothing'. Thought she might call you a communist :-)

How about a show talking about how you use Calibre's command-line to create your books? I'm curious about how to create ePub books from either plain text, markdown or HTML


Eric Duhamel says: Other ideas

Posted at 2015-11-26T03:04:08Z relating to the show hpr1896 which was released on 2015-11-09 by Eric Duhamel entitled User Local Software

anakep had another suggestion. "I designed ~/.files.d to organize all my software and files.
all my daemon-sotware, personnal code, backups, auto-backups."


Jonathan Kulp says: Excellent

Posted at 2015-11-25T20:11:06Z relating to the show hpr1907 which was released on 2015-11-24 by klaatu entitled Charlie Reisinger and Penn Manor, from a series on Interviews

Loved this interview and the project. Wish it had been a bit longer. :)


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-11-25T17:10:08Z relating to the show hpr1904 which was released on 2015-11-19 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled Windows Command Line Tips and Tricks

I add my thanks.


Dave Morriss says: Nice list

Posted at 2015-11-23T12:12:09Z relating to the show hpr1902 which was released on 2015-11-17 by Fin entitled My Linux Tool Box, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Fin,

Thanks for this list. There were some good items in there that I'd never come across before.

Having been wrangling Unicode recently I like what gucharmap offers.

I use Okular for PDF viewing, but evince's annotation features are interesting. It's apparently available as "Document Viewer" under Xfce (which I currently use).

Plenty of things to explore!


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Ken

Posted at 2015-11-23T11:28:23Z relating to the show hpr1903 which was released on 2015-11-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Some further Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad you got something out of this. Bash is surprisingly rich in features considering it's a command-line interpreter.


b-yeezi says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-11-20T04:49:12Z relating to the show hpr1904 which was released on 2015-11-19 by OnlyHalfTheTime entitled Windows Command Line Tips and Tricks

Great show. Thanks for the valuable information. I'm not a system admin, but I am a full time Linux user that sometimes has to use a Windows PC for work. It's great to get some Windows command line basics from a trusted source, as searching for such commands online can lead to seedy websites. Keep up the great content!


Ken Fallon says: Another gem

Posted at 2015-11-19T06:56:24Z relating to the show hpr1903 which was released on 2015-11-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Some further Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Never knew this was possible.

excellent+=hpr1903

See what i did there


Dave Morriss says: Great interview, great project

Posted at 2015-11-16T09:18:34Z relating to the show hpr1894 which was released on 2015-11-05 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Davide Zilli and Dr Marianne Sinka of the HumBug Project

This was a fascinating episode. Thanks.

I wasn't aware that mosquitoes were particularly prevalent in the Netherlands. I sympathise with the allergy issue; I am also allergic to bites but thankfully not to UK species (yet), and I don't think there are many in Scotland (yet). I was also unaware that there are mosquito species in the UK which are potential disease vectors - just waiting for the diseases to arrive?

There's an urgent need for new action against mosquito-borne diseases. I was listening to a podcast about the worrying growth of mosquito resistance to bed nets treated with pyrethroid insecticides just the other day. The technology discussed here which allows particular mosquito species to be recognised by their sound is very impressive. I hope it provides the information needed to understand the problem and to improve control.


Steve Bickle says: Exellent episode

Posted at 2015-11-15T22:02:56Z relating to the show hpr1894 which was released on 2015-11-05 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Davide Zilli and Dr Marianne Sinka of the HumBug Project

This is one of my favourite HPR episodes. An amazing project, fantastic interview, fascinating content. Just want to say thanks to Ken and to both the interviewees. I listen to around 50 podcast and this was my podcast highlight of the week.


m l hunt says: Enjoyed your show.

Posted at 2015-11-11T06:21:16Z relating to the show hpr1897 which was released on 2015-11-10 by swift110 entitled Installing Windows 7 Ultimate

I enjoyed your piece on an informational basis. And it's nice to hear someone from my neck of the woods, more or less (grew up in the Richmond area). Hope to hear from your again.


Guy Watkins says: Update the firmware

Posted at 2015-11-11T02:22:24Z relating to the show hpr1897 which was released on 2015-11-10 by swift110 entitled Installing Windows 7 Ultimate

Sometimes a firmware update will add features to a motherboard. Like newer CPU support and more RAM support. So, see if a firmware update will allow you to go to 32GB.

Guy


A Shadowy Figure says: By-Tor and the Snow Dog Approve

Posted at 2015-11-11T01:48:44Z relating to the show hpr1898 which was released on 2015-11-11 by Alpha32 entitled Free my music!

Thanks Alpha32,

I never bothered to put any music on my Macbook Pro, but I've got a ton of archived podcasts on there I could transfer over to my external storage.
Thanks for the tip.


A Shadowy Figure says: Production has began on Pt.2

Posted at 2015-11-09T09:35:41Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

I really didn't take into consideration that this little project of mine would be so well received, so I was completely caught off guard when it came to creating Pt.2
I was expecting to just do a straight run through on getting the T-02 up and running without even thinking about gathering more sound effects ect., then crafting something that resembles a coherent script.
So the follow up will take me about a weak or so to put together, then maybe another couple of days to tweak and edit.
The end result should be pretty cool.
But, I can see already the "story" is beginning to take precedence over the technical details of the Meegopad T-02, so it's likely there will be a Pt.3. (which will specifically address those details)
It ought to be worth it though.

Oh and as a heads up, every decent story requires a nemesis and/or villain or at least some sort of adversary as well as allies, so please don't take it personal if your nick get's cast as one of the "bad guy's".
More than likely, the cooler you are, the more despicable your character will be for absurditys sake.
It's all in fun, and no disrespect is intended.

But generally speaking, the more shows you record, the more likely you are to find your nick in a smoky pool hall or horse racing track in a future episode or series I post.

but I really want to hear, is what you've got to share.

Thank you all for your support, it is quite encouraging.

You'll hear from me soon.

A Shadowy Figure


REL says: Mr

Posted at 2015-11-08T22:42:33Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

I think I just burst a valve...


Bob Jonkman says: Aerating boiling water

Posted at 2015-11-08T21:50:51Z relating to the show hpr1887 which was released on 2015-10-27 by JustMe entitled Coffee Making Basics, from a series on Coffee

Hi JustMe: You mention that boiling the water will aerate it. Actually, just the opposite is true: Heating the water drives out the dissolved air, since gases are more soluble in cold liquid than hot liquid. Think of a carbonated soda, which is bubbly when it comes out of the fridge, but goes flat as it warms up.

The bubbles you see in water at a roiling boil is actually water vapour, the water itself turned to gas. If this gas cools it just becomes liquid water again. When you let boiled water cool down to drinking temperature it has a peculiar flat taste, which I think is because it has less dissolved air than fresh water from a mountain stream. If you vigorously stir previously boiled water with a whisk it'll re-aerate it, and remove some of that peculiar flat taste.

Thanx for the episode!

--Bob, who needs to record his own HPR episode


(Mad Dog?) Dave Morriss says: Brilliant!

Posted at 2015-11-05T23:05:43Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

You really had me laughing at the dramatisation. Very cleverly done.

And there's a glossary of terms! Beautiful :-)


jezra says:

Posted at 2015-11-05T18:15:34Z relating to the show hpr1892 which was released on 2015-11-03 by Jezra entitled my chicken coop

If it is dark outside, yet light inside of the coop, all of the birdies will be in the coop.

Any bird that isn't in the coop when the door closes will be outside for the night and may end up being a meal for a raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, or other predator.

If a bird is standing in the doorway when the door slides closed, there will be a "door close error" and I will receive a text message as well as an email. The 12V car antenna isn't powerful enough to crush whatever is in the doorway.


Dennis Blanchard says: Good job on mysterious technology.

Posted at 2015-11-05T03:30:41Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Competition for A Prairie Home Companion - Guy Noir: Private Eye? Well done Mr. X. Whoda thunk that technology could be a mystery? I'd write more but my Heathkit tubes have finally warmed up and I have a ham radio sked to meet.


David Whitman says: Nice

Posted at 2015-11-05T02:38:33Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Enjoyed this show. Thanks for the mention!


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-11-04T22:10:08Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

As a both a mystery buff and a fan of OTR mystery shows, I found this absolutely delightful.

It was a cross between Barry Craig and Sam Spade.


CPrompt^ says: Fantastic!

Posted at 2015-11-04T15:37:55Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Loved loved loved this show! Very well put together. Certainly raised the bar on the level of shows.

Great job and please do more!!!


Anon says: Ocean Club...

Posted at 2015-11-03T20:31:54Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

My name is Norman -- Lou Norman
I've been in this business for 15 years
If people have a problem and don't want to talk to the police
They want to talk to me....

Keep up the good work.


Mike Ray says: Kernel Sanders

Posted at 2015-11-03T15:47:15Z relating to the show hpr1892 which was released on 2015-11-03 by Jezra entitled my chicken coop

Great episode.

But what happens if not all chickens are inside when the door shuts? Or, worse, the door shuts while a chook is standing on the threshold?

Maybe a keypad on the outside of the door which they could peck for entry?


Jon Kulp says: Some Fowl Commentary

Posted at 2015-11-03T12:11:24Z relating to the show hpr1892 which was released on 2015-11-03 by Jezra entitled my chicken coop

Genius as always! Loved the comments from your fowl wards...


Jon Kulp says: Better is better

Posted at 2015-11-03T11:52:57Z relating to the show hpr1890 which was released on 2015-10-30 by thelovebug entitled A short walk with my son

Sorry but I agree with Dave on this one. Audio quality shouldn't be a barrier to submission, but everyone should aspire to make recordings that are 1) clearly audible at normal playback volume and 2) are not distorted or clipping. These criteria do not exactly constitute BBC-level standards. I don't care that much in the end. If the audio quality doesn't meet my 2 (very basic) criteria, I just delete that episode and wait til the next day for another one.

Incidentally Auphonic is an excellent tool that can help with this and requires no technical expertise. I'm not advocating it necessarily, but it's one very easy way to improve audio.


A Shadowy Figure says: Wow, Just Wow..

Posted at 2015-11-02T23:37:03Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

I'm humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the mighty Guy Noir Private Eye, especially coming from one of HPR's heavy hitters. Thank you John.
I was apprehensive about posting this episode being as the idea of background music wasnt well received, and I didn't want to ruffle any feathers among the listenership, or those I poked fun at.
I just wanted to share something entertaining, and have fun doing it.
Pre-production on the follow-up episode has already begun. :-)
Expect more of the same.
It ought to be fun.
And thanks for all of your support.
Now wear did I put my trench coat? (can't write noir without a fedora and trench coat, ya know.)


NYbill says: USB cab;e prices went up.

Posted at 2015-11-02T22:15:19Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

Hey Neandergeek, cool you got one. Good luck with the LED mod if you attempt it. I wonder what color (yes there is a 'u' missing there you UK lot) LED you will choose.

Yes, I'm waiting on the USB cable as well. It seems the UNI-T ut7xx series has come out. The new series seem to be targeting the Fluke 289 type data logging meters. But, as soon as they came out the price of the USB cable seemed to jump from ~$11 to ~$18. Well, there is one on its way to me now. It should be here soon.

In the mean time, I can confirm that the UNI-T windows software does work with Linux/WINE. I just need the cable to make sure they can communicate.

As for the small curved containers, I've had them for ~20 years. They are from a storage bucket type thing I had for work. It was a 5 gallon plastic bucket with stackable trays inside. Similar to this:

http://tinyurl.com/nhfr2do

The small bins would stack into one of the bigger trays for holding tiny stuff. But, they were too small for work items. So, I used them for electronics parts at home. So no, I don't think they are available on their own.


Mike Ray says: Audio Quality

Posted at 2015-10-31T18:45:21Z relating to the show hpr1890 which was released on 2015-10-30 by thelovebug entitled A short walk with my son

I can't agree with your comments about audio quality.

The 'anything is better than nothing' mantra is quite correct IMHO.

A requirement to strive for BBC quality is likely to discourage people. Even more so a suggestion to use some kind of online audio-enhancing service.

If you can't hear a podcast because you're driving a noisy car I suggest you listen to it when you aren't.


A Shadowy Figure says: Like your work as well GNULinuxRTM

Posted at 2015-10-31T08:01:32Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Gotta admit, I've never seen RTM without the other letter following the "T".
The Meegopad T-02 doesn't quit fulfill it's promises, but can be useful for limited purposes.
I'd wait to hear my follow up episode, before thinking seriously about owning one.

Btw, I enjoy your delightfully cheesy transitions on your show.
Good job over all.


May stochasticity fall in your favor,

A Shadowy Figure


Fin says: Ad-Block Edge Successor

Posted at 2015-10-30T18:29:43Z relating to the show hpr1728 which was released on 2015-03-18 by Fin entitled Requested Topic: Favourite Browser Extensions, from a series on Privacy and Security

As Bob Evans noted, Ad-Block Edge has now been discontinued. I now use uBlock Origin as it is recommended by the creators of Ad-Block Edge. It continues to provide excellent ad blocking without a built in white list or spyware (AFAIK).


Jon Kulp says: Up with the $2 lapel mic!

Posted at 2015-10-30T13:27:58Z relating to the show hpr1890 which was released on 2015-10-30 by thelovebug entitled A short walk with my son

Sound quality was terrific, Dave. so glad you recorded this show and also really glad that my recommendation of the $2 microphone was so useful to you. My son and I listened to this episode while I was driving him to school and we were both totally cracking up at your son. Very funny stuff!


Fin says: Fantastic!

Posted at 2015-10-30T12:35:52Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Fantastic production quality! More of the same please!


Jon Kulp says: Tremendous!

Posted at 2015-10-30T10:38:34Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Loved it! The HPR answer to Guy Noir, Private Eye. Looking forward to the follow-up. Nice work!


GNULinuxRTM says: Execellent Episode.

Posted at 2015-10-30T05:48:08Z relating to the show hpr1889 which was released on 2015-10-29 by A Shadowy Figure entitled experiencing the meegopad T-02 part one

Just listened while walking the Dog, on a cloudy, spooky night days before Halloween.

Loved the delivery and working in all the HPR references.

Now I gotta learn more about the meegopad T-02.


Dave Morriss says: Regular expressions

Posted at 2015-10-29T11:44:38Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

I skimmed through that tutorial, and it looks very good. Thanks for the pointer.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-10-28T22:01:14Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Indeed regular expressions are complex. They make my brain hurt.

Seeing some kinship with shell commands--some indication that whoever perpetrated regex did not just make it up from the whole cloth--is somehow comforting.

I recently stumbled over a great *beginner's* tutorial.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/using-grep-regular-expressions-to-search-for-text-patterns-in-linux#basic-usage

What makes it so good is that it uses the GPL text found on every Linux computer for the exercises, so you can practice the examples and try different options as you read along.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Frank, glad you enjoyed it

Posted at 2015-10-27T19:49:37Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

The regular expression subject is a complex one. I've been wondering whether I should try and pass on what I know about it.

Strictly this brace expansion topic is in the area of using patterns to match filenames. Confusingly this is similar but not the same as regular expressions. In later episodes in this (not-)series I want to talk more about filename matching then look at regular expressions in the context of Bash.

Really, the regular expression subject could (should?) be stand-alone and should look at what's available in Bash, grep, sed, awk, etc. I use Perl regular expresions the most but I hesitate to go too deep there because they are mind-blowing :-)


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-10-27T19:34:17Z relating to the show hpr1848 which was released on 2015-09-02 by Frank Bell entitled Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser

According to the man page, you can automatically log into a proxy. Perhaps you can bend that to your will. See the "-pauth" argument in the man page. I'm skeptical that it will do what you wish, but it's worth a shot.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-10-27T19:07:10Z relating to the show hpr1884 which was released on 2015-10-22 by Dave Morriss entitled Some more Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thank you, Dave. A very nice piece of work.

I've been trying to understand regular expressions (I guess because I like puzzles). In addition to giving me a better understanding of bash, the examples you gave show similarity with some regular expression syntax, which in turn gives some context to regular expression syntax, so that it does not seem to be quite so foreign a language.


clacke says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-10-26T11:35:10Z relating to the show hpr1881 which was released on 2015-10-19 by clacke entitled My road to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Cool! Glad I added something new. I was worried that yet another Linux backstory might be redundant, but I guess everyone comes from their own direction.


Dave Morriss says: Great episode

Posted at 2015-10-23T16:00:35Z relating to the show hpr1881 which was released on 2015-10-19 by clacke entitled My road to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

This was a very interesting show. I knew very little of what you spoke about, never having had an Amiga, nor having used dial-up with Linux. Thanks for the insight.


Fin says: Music fail

Posted at 2015-10-19T20:24:03Z relating to the show hpr1881 which was released on 2015-10-19 by clacke entitled My road to Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Why did the default theme play at the end, when clacke's a capella version was so good!

Interesting journey BTW. The audio wasn't that bad.


Neandergeek says: Great imprompto series

Posted at 2015-10-18T03:52:31Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

I just got my Uni-T UT61E, but I'm still waiting for my USB cable. I may get the led back light added tomorrow. I'll follow up when I do.

One of the photos had what looks like a storage organizer for resistors in the form of one quarter of a circle. Do groups of four of them make stackable rings? Are they affordable and useful?


Geddes says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2015-10-16T19:19:01Z relating to the show hpr1863 which was released on 2015-09-23 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 2

Hi Jon

First can I say thanks to you and Dave for the encouraging feedback from last month’s community news episode. I’m pleased that you both agreed it was a good idea to read a creative commons article. I’ll take that as approval from the HPR community, I’ll even take requests if anyone finds something of interest that I can convert to an audio show licensing permitting as you rightly point out. Hope it’s not too long before I can post another show whether it’s original content or not.

Thanks
Geddes


Geddes says:

Posted at 2015-10-16T18:54:42Z relating to the show hpr1862 which was released on 2015-09-22 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 1

Thanks Ken.

Glad to know you found the article useful, and agree that it’s a worthwhile idea. I’ll be looking around for a follow up if I can find one.

Geddes


Mike Ray says: Great show

Posted at 2015-10-16T13:39:53Z relating to the show hpr1880 which was released on 2015-10-16 by klaatu entitled Arduino Bluetooth HOWTO, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Great show Klaatu. Really enjoy anything about Arduino and general fiddling about with electronics.

Currently mucking about with RF transmitter and receiver modules and have considered using XBee. So this show was of interest.


Gabriel Evenfire says: Maze generation

Posted at 2015-10-14T02:18:40Z relating to the show hpr1859 which was released on 2015-09-17 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI, from a series on Programming 101

That's an interesting algorithm. I can intuitively see why it works, but want to think of how I could prove it. One could put a start and endpoint to the maze in that case.

The traversal algorithm through a maze generated like that would probably just be a right-hand-rule variant since the walls would be a single connected component. The purely random generation that I mentioned in the podcast does not guarantee that of course meaning the right-hand rule could just lead the mouse in a circle forever.

Two ways that immediately spring to mind for ensuring the mouse always makes it to the cheese (barring running out of energy, eaten by cat, etc..) are:
* scan the maze and mark the connected components and ensure that the mouse and the cheese land in the same connected component
* scan the maze, mark the connected components and then take pairs of independent connected components and break walls between them to connect them until the maze is a single connected component.

Your generation approach produces a much more sane and generally pleasing looking maze. I'm wondering if there's a good way to then take that and "shake it up a little" to allow for disconnected wall segments, and such while retaining much of the pleasingness.

Of course there's another possibility: add the notion of "teleporters" to the maze. :)

Thanks for the insight and the algorithm. That's what I like best about this little exercise: there are so many variations that one can make on it.


Dave Morriss says: I loved this interview

Posted at 2015-10-13T13:19:37Z relating to the show hpr1874 which was released on 2015-10-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Droops

I really enjoyed this. Congratulations and thanks Ken.

It was great to understand more about the history of HPR, and to get further insight into who the founders were, and what their motivation was.

And droops - you sound like a hell of a teacher :-)


J. says:

Posted at 2015-10-08T15:15:39Z relating to the show hpr1874 which was released on 2015-10-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Droops

Wow, as a public school survivor, hearing all about your class makes me a little envious to be honest.


Dave Morriss says: Re: connecting to legacy printers

Posted at 2015-10-07T19:16:01Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Thanks for the information Bob.

I haven't checked the LN03 works yet, and it might not since it's so old. I'm pleased to hear there's a good chance of running it from the Pi if it does though.

The university I worked at bought a pair of LN03's with a VAXcluster in 1987, and I had the job of setting them up back then under VMS. I'm pretty sure neither of them were "image" printers. We later bought an LPS17 I think, and a LPS32, much faster higher volume printers with duplexers. I didn't offer to take them home when they were phased out though :-)

I might have some supplies with the printer, but not much of anything, so it might be a short-lived experiment even if it does still print.

I need to check out the matrix printer as well, though I don't really have a use for it any more, and only one box of line-printer paper!


Eric says: A better maze

Posted at 2015-10-07T17:36:28Z relating to the show hpr1859 which was released on 2015-09-17 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI, from a series on Programming 101

Here is my code for creating a maze in Excel. It is actually fairly easy to make a true maze without any blocked sections. Basically, it grows out the walls from the edges. As long as they don't connect with other walls, you'll end up with a graph where every space can be visited from every other space.
Askimet doesn't seem to like me posting code, so I'll just describe the algorithm.


Create a square of x rows and y columns. x and y must be odd numbers.


Put a W in each cell of row 1, row x, column 1, and column x.

For each cell whose row and column is even, put an S.

Put an O in all the other cells.

W = Wall of maze

S = Space in maze

O = Open, not processed

P = Possible next wall. We will determine these soon.



All cells whose row and column are even has to be a space. All cells whose row and column are odd will be a wall. I will call those pillars. The rest of the cells have an odd row and even column or even row and odd column. I will call them partitions. The algorithm will repeatedly pick another random partition to put between pillars in the maze.

Initialized maze.
WWWWWWWWWWW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WOOOOOOOOOW
WSOSOSOSOSW
WWWWWWWWWWW

Possible finished maze.
WWWWWWWWWWW
WSSSSSSSWSW
WWWWWWWSWSW
WSWSWSSSWSW
WSWSWWWSWSW
WSSSSSSSWSW
WSWWWSWSSSW
WSWSSSWSWSW
WSWSWWWSSSW
WSWSWSSSWSW
WWWWWWWWWWW

Above maze without the S spaces for clarity.
WWWWWWWWWWW
W W W
WWWWWWW W W
W W W W W
W W WWW W W
W W W
W WWW W W
W W W W W
W W WWW W
W W W W W
WWWWWWWWWWW



Note that the pillar and partition cells will initially be marked as open (O). An open partition is an undetermined cell that will be either a wall (W) or space (S). An open pillar is a pillar that has is not next to a wall.

While there are still open spaces (O), loop.
For each partition cell in the maze
if the partition cell has two walls next to it, mark it as a space (S)
if the partition cell has one wall (W) next to it, mark it as possible (P)
otherwise leave it as Open (O)
end the for loop
Pick a random P and change it to W
End the loop.


Bob Evans says: connecting to legacy printers

Posted at 2015-10-07T14:38:43Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Hi Dave,
Thanks for the timely episode. I am considering using a pi to serve my HP LJ-2200 printer to my home network.

The DEC LN03 uses RS-232/RS-422 for the serial connection. You should be able to use a USB-to-serial converter. I used an LN03 with PC clones and was able to run the serial link as fast as 19200 baud. User manual will indicate how to set serial parameters via dip switches near the data connector.

I suggest verifying the print engine still works by printing a few test pages before trying to connect to a computer. I think there is a small square white button on the back that initiates printing of a test page.

It is probably difficult now to get toner or replacement parts like feed rollers for the LN03. When a nylon gear inside my LN03 fractured, I finally ditched that printer -- after about 20 years of use in a home office.

Be aware that there are a few different LN03 models. Mine was a rare "image" printer that would only accept postscript. The model will determine what driver and settings you need to use.

The LN03 always keeps the fuser unit hot. This is a big power consumer and harsh to the mechanics that transport paper and the photo-sensitive band.

There used to be USB to parallel converters available for purchase. If you can find one of those you might be able to easily connect to the matrix printer.

- Bob Evans


amunizp says: 3D print

Posted at 2015-10-07T08:21:48Z relating to the show hpr1867 which was released on 2015-09-29 by Jon Kulp entitled The Lafayette Public Library Maker Space

Great program thanks.
Lutzbot is open hardware the otherone I think not.
Stl files as far as I know are not editable (binaries) problem of open washing in websites. Original CAD not available. Use freeCAD to do more.
Magnet: use a tight tolerance to go in but use a larger chamber inside.


kdmurray says: SSH Passwords

Posted at 2015-10-06T18:45:32Z relating to the show hpr1870 which was released on 2015-10-02 by Ahuka entitled 19 - Home SSH Server, from a series on Privacy and Security

Just a quick clarification on a point made just after the 14m mark with regards to remote login to the SSH server from the Internet. Ahuka makes the comment that "you're transmitting the password in the clear."

According to the SSH man page all communications between the client and server, including password verification, are done using public key encryption.

"Finally, if other authentication methods fail, ssh prompts the user for a password. The password is sent to the remote host for checking; however, since all communications are encrypted, the password cannot be seen by someone listening on the network."

When using an open and (possibly hostile network) something to keep in mind is to watch for the warning that the server's certificate fingerprint has changed. If this comes up for a server you use regularly be very, very suspicious.

Love hearing about the security stuff. Keep it going! :)


Dave Morriss says: DEC-LN03

Posted at 2015-10-06T15:03:47Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Thanks Turtle,

I had not got as far as checking drivers and manuals. Very useful.

From my initial researches I wasn't sure whether a serial adapter could drive the printer. I don't know if it needs flow-control for example. However, I shall continue to investigate.

I also have a 132-column matrix printer somewhere in the attic, but I think it has a Centronics parallel connector, so I suspect that could be challenge to get working!


turtle says:

Posted at 2015-10-05T18:35:31Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Nice show.
Here is a Cups ppd for the DEC LN03
https://www.openprinting.org/printer/DEC/DEC-LN03
Here is the manual for it http://vt100.net/docs/0ln03-ug/
All you need is a usb to serial adapter. Looking forward to hearing about getting it running and putting that on the pi with the other printer.
Cheers
Turtle


combiner says:

Posted at 2015-10-05T16:53:29Z relating to the show hpr1866 which was released on 2015-09-28 by Quvmoh entitled An awkward talk with two young computer users

Yeah, It's not awkward. It's just as natural as a podcast can be and a real bliss. Please keep it up. Someone in the Urals is waiting for more stuff like this.


tom_len says: automatize login from command line

Posted at 2015-10-01T20:00:12Z relating to the show hpr1848 which was released on 2015-09-02 by Frank Bell entitled Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser

Hi, I just discovered this tool, w3m, and I was wondering if it could be possible to access to a page that requires login and password. i need it to be done automatically from commandline (i.e I wouldnt be pressing any keys, it's a headless server). Do you know if that's possible? I would need to grab some text, but once logged in (the url once in remains the same: https://www.paket.de/pkp/appmanager/pkp/desktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pkp_portal_page_start). Thanks in advance


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-09-28T21:57:05Z relating to the show hpr1866 which was released on 2015-09-28 by Quvmoh entitled An awkward talk with two young computer users

Absolutely delightful!


Ken Fallon says: I just enabled a load of these

Posted at 2015-09-28T19:46:35Z relating to the show hpr1862 which was released on 2015-09-22 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 1

Hi Geddes,

I just re-enabled a load of these. I didn't bother before as I mostly did re-installs but then I realized that I could keep my config in my home dir so it would move with me.

Excellent reading and a great idea.

Ken.


Rob Blaine says: Blather and RSI

Posted at 2015-09-28T19:35:10Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon, seems as though not enough people recognize the potential for programs like Blather. Thanks for the encouragement - I discovered some years ago via the net that retraining was the key to recovery (despite neurologists claiming I'd never perform again) ........a very slow process, but definitely worth my while. I hope your surgery / injury improves with time, though I can imagine an amount of wrist pain is inevitable. Keep up the good work with Blather.......Thanks again!


droops says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-09-28T04:18:26Z relating to the show hpr1874 which was released on 2015-10-08 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Droops

Thank you again Ken for keeping all of this together and thank you to everyone who has recorded and episode and truly been a part of the HPR community. It would not exist without you.


Jon Kulp says: Blather

Posted at 2015-09-27T22:40:51Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Rob, thanks for the message, it's so great to hear about someone else using Blather to make life easier, although I'm very sorry to hear about your injury. If it's any consolation, one of my colleagues here at the University suffered from focal dystonia and seems to have made a complete recovery and is performing again all the time on the violin.


Rob Blaine says: Blather works great!

Posted at 2015-09-27T12:29:01Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon

Just a word of thanks for all your scripts and debian installation script for Blather. I'm a musician making use of Blather to reduce the number of hours spent using my hands on a keyboard and trackball. I also have a repetitive injury called hand dystonia, so I can definitely empathise with RSI sufferers. Your scripts are great help! - Best regards Rob.


Dave Morriss says: Remote scanning, etc

Posted at 2015-09-27T10:51:01Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Thanks Jon,

I like that routers can run printers like this, but suspect the features are limited. I have plans to experiment with CUPS, perhaps configuring other queues for different sized stationery for example. I also have a very old DEC LN03 monochrome laser printer, circa 1987, which I'd like to hook up if it still works. It needs a serial connection though, so that should be fun :-)

The scanning capability is good to have and has been used more than I would have expected. Quality is not particularly high, but it's good enough for most purposes.


Mike Ray says: Transistors

Posted at 2015-09-26T14:20:34Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Sadly some of the 'old friend' through-hole mounting transistors are beginning to disappear or at least be very hard to find. And those that are still there are rising in price, I guess to reflect the smaller numbers in which they are made. It's getting almost impossible to find the good old 2N3819 MOSFET I used to use to make oscillators, and even work-horses like the BC107/8/9 transistors are getting ridiculously expensive over here in the UK.

Anybody remember scraping the paint off of the body of an OCR45 to make a photo-transistor?


NYbill says: Transitors

Posted at 2015-09-25T09:59:46Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Thanks Mirwi,

I started with a MOSFET but it wasn't doing what I wanted. So, I experimented with the transistors I had on hand and chose the one that worked best for me.

However, I can't remember if I went into detail about the part change between episode 1 and 2.

Thanks for the clarification. You know, an episode on the finer points of transistors might make a fine HPR. ;)




mirwi says: Splitting hair...

Posted at 2015-09-24T19:03:00Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

I agree on "old friends" for the 2N3904 and 2N2222. However, I can't resist to add that these are, unlike the 2N7000, not MOSFETS but NPN BJTs (bipolar junction transistors). With the point being that BJTs need some amount of control current at the base in contrast to the virtually zero current at the gate of a MOSFET. Judging from the linked pictures, you have compensated for that by using a bigger capacitor to get to the desired turn on time.
In any case, thanks a lot for sharing this journey.

Regards,
Michael


Michael says: You got my european mind.

Posted at 2015-09-24T18:31:17Z relating to the show hpr1857 which was released on 2015-09-15 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Adventures In Coffee, from a series on Coffee

Congrats, you got me for a (long) moment. Water at 200 degree - hu? After it finally dawned on me, I consulted an online converter to learn that 200°F means 93.3°C, which made a lot more sense to me... :-)

Otherwise I second Gabriel above. Thanks for the show!


Jon Kulp says: Whoa remote scanning!

Posted at 2015-09-24T10:32:02Z relating to the show hpr1864 which was released on 2015-09-24 by Dave Morriss entitled Turning an old printer into a network printer

Very cool, Dave! I've got an old printer on the network too, but hooked up to my goodwill router via usb. Advantage of using a RasPi instead is the remote scanning. I never even knew that was possible at all, thought you always had to hook up with USB to scan stuff. Then again I never really thought about it that much. Usually I walk over to the University Library to do my scanning b/c they have awesome scanners for public use. Thanks for another great episode.


Jon Kulp says: Probably still will not switch to KDE, but...

Posted at 2015-09-23T16:25:05Z relating to the show hpr1863 which was released on 2015-09-23 by Geddes entitled The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 2

I really enjoyed both of these episodes about tweaking KDE, although I will probably still not adopt the desktop myself. This also is a pretty good idea to read old magazine articles that are still of current interest as hpr episodes, with some intro up front, as long as it doesn't run afoul of any licensing.


Kevin O'Brien says: Thank you

Posted at 2015-09-20T23:24:47Z relating to the show hpr1850 which was released on 2015-09-04 by Ahuka entitled 18 - ssh Introduction, from a series on Privacy and Security

I'm glad you enjoyed this introductory episode. I have recorded and uploaded several more, and I am not done. And Klaatu has also sent in an ssh show, so there is plenty to go around.


Dave Morriss says: I enjoyed this a lot

Posted at 2015-09-18T09:07:00Z relating to the show hpr1857 which was released on 2015-09-15 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Adventures In Coffee, from a series on Coffee

I liked the relaxed style and the detailed content.

I have not used my french presses (or cafetières as we prefer to call them) for a while, I prefer to use my moka pot and brew a large strong coffee every morning. After listening to this I had a craving for coffee, so made some with some with Kenya medium ground I had all but abandoned in the freezer.

It was great, but that's double my normal daily intake. Thanks!


Mike Ray says: Welcome return

Posted at 2015-09-17T13:43:39Z relating to the show hpr1859 which was released on 2015-09-17 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI, from a series on Programming 101

Great episode Gabriel and great to see you back with more bare-metal programming.

Looking forward to episodes about sound rendering on the GPU


Gabriel Evenfire says: A nice episode even for non-coffee people

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:46:22Z relating to the show hpr1857 which was released on 2015-09-15 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Adventures In Coffee, from a series on Coffee

I am not a coffee person. I've tried. I can't seem to acquire the taste. Definitely prefer teas. But it was nevertheless entertaining to hear the process you go through. I've heard people talk (rave actually) about "french presses" before, but never had a clue as to why they were useful. Hearing the process, I can start to imagine why. Thanks for the show!


Gabriel Evenfire says: I always look forward to your shows...

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:38:11Z relating to the show hpr1847 which was released on 2015-09-01 by sigflup entitled Client Side C- WTF Is Wrong With You?

I always look forward to your shows sigflup, because I know there will be some really unusual technical material in them. This one is no exception.

I've never heard of emscripten before, but I'm going to have to look into this. It reminds me of a project a while back to compile C code using gcc to MIPS assembly that would run on a MIPS interpreter in Java. (Someone billed it as a way to compile C programs that would never buffer overflow. Not exactly accurate, but the buffer overflows would never corrupt the interpreter's stack.)


Gabriel Evenfire says: Identity file

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:31:38Z relating to the show hpr1856 which was released on 2015-09-14 by klaatu entitled ssh config

I'm curious if, from your example, you are creating separate identity files for each host. I imagine not, but it's a possibility I'd never considered before. I suppose it doesn't provide that much more security insofar as if someone can read one of your private keys from .ssh/ they can read all of them. But it does make me think.

For my part I have this ruby script to run ssh w/ shorthands to the different identities and accounts in our internal machines. This show is prompting me to do it the right way. (especially insofar as it will work with scp, sftp, and scripts that use them)

Thanks for the show. I'm enjoying that people are starting break open the tools other than the "blade" in this ssh swiss army knife.


Gabriel Evenfire says: This could be a very fruitful series.

Posted at 2015-09-17T12:21:29Z relating to the show hpr1850 which was released on 2015-09-04 by Ahuka entitled 18 - ssh Introduction, from a series on Privacy and Security

ssh is one of those swiss army knives that most people just use for the blade. I'm looking forward to seeing where this is going. There's a lot of potential uses to cover. Klaatu already added an episode talking about ssh_config and there are lots of useful shortcuts one can include from that alone. So, I hope that more people (including you Ahuka) keep this going.

As always, thank you for a great show!


NYbill says: Ha, thanks Mike.

Posted at 2015-09-16T21:48:21Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Yep, those old 2N's...

One of those, "If it ain’t broke, don't fix it." parts.


NYbill says: Thanks, Jon.

Posted at 2015-09-16T21:44:19Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Yea, that detour into 3D design and printing was interesting. A friend from our LUG, Jason, bought a 3D printer about 8 months ago. Asphere was interested in it and asked lots of questions. He then designed a part for one of his model rockets and asked if Jason could print it.

Before I knew it, Asphere bought his own 3D printer kit.

While designing my parts I asked Asphere, "Is this how it all starts? I'll want my own 3D printer soon." ;)


Mike Ray says: Hacking at it's best

Posted at 2015-09-16T17:42:51Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Great stuff. Hacking at it's best. Heard the names of some old friends too; 2N3904, 2N2222 :-)


Jon Kulp says: Thank you!

Posted at 2015-09-16T10:34:42Z relating to the show hpr1858 which was released on 2015-09-16 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 2

Another amazing tale of ingenuity! Well done, Bill, I loved this episode. Especially enjoyed the inadvertent detour into CAD and 3d printing. Of course the process of designing and printing 3d model is good for another episode...


b-yeezi says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-09-15T15:07:16Z relating to the show hpr1856 which was released on 2015-09-14 by klaatu entitled ssh config

Thanks for this show. I immediately added a config file for the couple of accounts that I commonly use. The only that I added for security is to change the permissions of the file to 600 or 644. Keep up the great shows!


2BFrank says: Good points

Posted at 2015-09-15T13:47:10Z relating to the show hpr1837 which was released on 2015-08-18 by 2BFrank entitled Put an SSD in your Linux Box, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hi,

thanks for the clarifications. @noah: I've found different opinions on this, you make a good point. On the other hand, I have the impression that my system (6GB Ram) is swapping very little...

@0xf10e: Right, it's wear levelling not fragmentation. Thx for clearing that up!


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2015-09-14T07:14:15Z relating to the show hpr1856 which was released on 2015-09-14 by klaatu entitled ssh config

Nice intro to `~/.ssh/config`, klaatu.

The "protocol 2" option is the default for quite some time - as in "more than 10 yrs". I think the latest version of OpenSSH doesn't even compile with support for version 1 by default. At least the sshd.

Shortening hostnames comes really handy in cases like " web-frontend.fancy-example-corp.co.uk".
And there's also patterns matching like

Host *.fancy-example-corp.co.uk *.fancy-example-corp.com
Username joe-the-admin
identityfile ~/.ssh/work_rsa


Host web-frontend1.fancy-example-corp.co.uk
Port 56278

Host web-frontend1.fancy-example-corp.co.uk
Port 57427

This way you can group hosts with common options easily.


Aaronb483 says: great name for podcast

Posted at 2015-09-11T20:21:15Z relating to the show hpr1853 which was released on 2015-09-09 by Alpha32 entitled I < 3 Vista

I'm sure because of the name of your podcast, you probably got a lot of interest.


0xf10e says: portable version of OpenSSH

Posted at 2015-09-10T07:04:53Z relating to the show hpr1850 which was released on 2015-09-04 by Ahuka entitled 18 - ssh Introduction, from a series on Privacy and Security

Actually the portable version of OpenSSH is needed on every platform other than OpenBSD, not just not-unixoid ones ;)



FiftyOneFithty says: Thanks for conpairing Zoom and Tascam

Posted at 2015-09-09T06:49:16Z relating to the show hpr1739 which was released on 2015-04-02 by lostnbronx entitled Theater of the Imagination: Part 07, from a series on THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION

This ep came to mind recently when I was asked to forward the HPR H1 to another listener. I'd been looking for an excuse to by a recorder for myself, and the Tascam DR-05 came up in the same search as the Zoom H1. It's probably apples to oranges, but LnB, your preference for the Zoom tipped the balance.


NYbill says: Electronics videos.

Posted at 2015-09-08T21:23:26Z relating to the show hpr1851 which was released on 2015-09-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I heard you say you discovered MJLorton on Youtube, Ken. I've seen most of his videos. Here are two more presenters I follow. I've seen them all. There goes your next 2 months... :P

eevblog
thesignalpath

EDIT: Well, Akismet won't let me post the URL's. So, for anyone interested you'll just have to run the above two names through your favourite search engine.


Dave Morriss says: Markdown etc.

Posted at 2015-09-08T20:50:50Z relating to the show hpr1851 which was released on 2015-09-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

If HPR contributors took to the idea of submitting Markdown notes I think that would be a tremendous leap forward.

I imagine there would still need to be a human intervention step, though a much simplified one and this could include things like a consistency check if it was thought necessary.

I admire your dedication to the Community News. It was good to have three stooges on the episode this month rather than the usual two.

Personally, I'd visualised Pushd, Popd and Dirs as a sort of (comedy) legal firm ...


Mike Ray says: Markdown show notes

Posted at 2015-09-07T14:33:23Z relating to the show hpr1851 which was released on 2015-09-07 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for August 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Listended to Larry, Mo and Curly do the community news last night. I was sitting with my finger hovering over the button as the clock round to 01:: AM so I could download it (I need to get out more).

Markdown show notes are a great idea. I think Markdown is the best thing since sliced bread. But, how do you propose to keep the look of show notes consistent? I'm thinking in particular of heading levels.

I have to admit to being a bit anal when it comes to consistency. Maybe others are not so much so.

PS: Pushd, Popd and Dirs sounds like the latest boy band.


davidWHITMAN says: Damn You!

Posted at 2015-09-07T13:44:10Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

These good buys that NY Bill keeps bringing up are causing me to spend $.
I bought 2 of the X-61 (and love them) and now this!
Actually need the ability to test capacitors. This can save a bundle! Just ask Flying Rich who lost a bundle.
dw


folky says: It depends

Posted at 2015-09-07T07:09:49Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

It depends on the language and the recording quality.
Germanspeaking podcast go between 1.5-2.0, swedishspeaking between 1.5 and 1.8 and english between 1.0 and 1.5 but mostly 1.3.
Musicpodcasts always are going by 1.0.


Mike Ray says: PL2303 USB-toRS232 and UT6?

Posted at 2015-09-03T17:21:45Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

I'm happy to report that my software works with the meter plugged in to a PL2303 USB to serial adaptor. So either the opto-couplers are being powered somehow else or I have the termio set-up right, or there is some other magic about the adaptor. I didn't think these things supported the hardware handshaking pins.


Dave Morriss says: Very useful

Posted at 2015-09-03T13:16:37Z relating to the show hpr1834 which was released on 2015-08-13 by Jon Kulp entitled Password Cards, from a series on Privacy and Security

The password card idea is really good. I'd never come across it before.

I also didn't know about pwgen. I used to use a tool called apg at my work but that was in the days when an 8-character alphanumeric password was regarded as highly secure.

Thanks for the ambient sounds of birdsong in this episode by the way :-)


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-09-02T20:14:30Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Here is the USB connector, Mike. It says it will work with UT61?. And I see UT60? is listed. I think they are using that question mark like an asterisks.

http://tinyurl.com/p5vm7nx

Its cheap enough. Maybe I'll throw one in the cart on the next Amazon order and see if I can get the UNIT software working with WINE.

/me wonders if Ken or Dave is reading all this in a Community News. Lets be verbose. :P


folky says: Thank you

Posted at 2015-09-02T13:49:27Z relating to the show hpr1841 which was released on 2015-08-24 by folky entitled My way into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thank you for your kind welcome, Windigo!
But it wasn't Berlin I lived in, instead a small town not far from the Baltic Sea.
I already have ideas for more episodes. We will see when I have the time and if I dare to record my own voice.


Mike Ray says: Unit-T meters and serial ports

Posted at 2015-09-02T13:06:23Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Having written the first comment I took another look online and found some stuff about the standard DMM chip used inside this meter and all (I think) of the Unit-T meters.

The only problem I think might be the serial port. I am not sure yet whether it will work with either a PL2303 or FTDI USB to serial adaptor since the client software needs to raise either CTS or RTS, or both, to power the opto-couplers in the lead.

If Unit-T sell a USB to meter adaptor lead I'd like to know where to get one.

I particularly like the RMS feature, which you mentioned in the show is uncommon in such a cheap meter.

I'm jealous of your ability to add the timeout power modification though. Could have done that when I could see but not now.

Forever leaving my meters switched on and flattening batteries.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-09-01T23:09:53Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Thanks for the kind words, Mike.

That is just an episode I felt like doing because I felt I was a bit harsh on the UNI-T meters. You do get a lot of "bang for your buck" with those units.

And yes, this one has the serial to opto-coupled connector as well. Who has a serial port these days anyway?

I did see they sell a connector that will go to USB for sale. But, as I said in the episode, I don't really feel a need for that feature anyway. However, I'm sure some do.

And yes, if you could get one of these meters going text to speech, that is an episode I'd like to hear.


Mike Ray says: Uni-T Meters

Posted at 2015-09-01T18:09:20Z relating to the show hpr1846 which was released on 2015-08-31 by NYbill entitled UNI-T UT61E Review

Great episodes on the Uni-T multimeters.

I have a UT60A, which has an opto-isolated serial port. Sadly the software that comes with it is totally inaccessible to someone who, like me, can't see.

So I've been writing my own to run on Linux.

Admittedly I started this a few years ago and did some initial work on reverse-engineering the protocol, which I can't find documented anywhere.

Hearing these episodes I was prodded into resurrecting the code and completing it.

I have another multimeter which actually talks which is what stopped me completing the project once before.

I think the UT60E, and possibly other models like your UT61E have similar ports and probably have serial ports also.

It's an impressive range of meters given the price.

When I have something completed and talking I'll stick it on the web and do a show.

It would be good to get Blather to respond by making a measurement and reading it out aloud.


Windigo says: Great first episode!

Posted at 2015-08-31T21:34:46Z relating to the show hpr1841 which was released on 2015-08-24 by folky entitled My way into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I'm always a fan of "How I Found Linux" episodes, but not many have taken me to Eastern Berlin first!

A fascinating story, and hopefully the first of many episodes. Welcome to HPR! :)


Kevin O'Brien says: Agree with Mike

Posted at 2015-08-31T18:26:00Z relating to the show hpr1844 which was released on 2015-08-27 by Jon Kulp entitled The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

I agree with Mike, I also find Jon Kulp's shows very good.


Jon Kulp says: Open Goldberg!

Posted at 2015-08-30T20:32:15Z relating to the show hpr1844 which was released on 2015-08-27 by Jon Kulp entitled The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

Thanks so much for the nice comments, Mike. Regarding the bumper music, I got it from the Open Goldberg Variations. Wonderful performance and completely free to download and share.


Mike Ray says: Quality

Posted at 2015-08-29T15:48:14Z relating to the show hpr1844 which was released on 2015-08-27 by Jon Kulp entitled The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

I loved this show, as I do all of John's shows. The words 'this is John Kulp in Lafayette Lousiana' is always a guarantee of quality.

The Marantz sound recorder sounds like a very nice piece of kit, and the sound quality was superb. Pity about the Compact Flash media.

And the harpsichord music break was very pleasant


Dave Morriss says: Maybe obsolescent or outmoded

Posted at 2015-08-28T11:49:33Z relating to the show hpr1843 which was released on 2015-08-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

As I said in the episode, I use these less than I used to, though I do still use them.

cd , cd- and cd only let you move between a given directory, the previous one and $HOME, whereas pushd and popd let you manipulate a much larger collection of directories.

If I'm connecting to a remote VPS or something I might do this:

pushd -n ~/Community_News/; pushd -n ~/Database/; pushd -n ~/IA/; pushd -n ~/content_cleaning/
dirs -v
0 ~
1 ~/content_cleaning/
2 ~/IA/
3 ~/Database/
4 ~/Community_News/

(note the '~/' at the start to make these absolute paths)

Then I might hop around between directories with for example:

pushd +4

Even this has been largely superseded by screen and tmux, I will admit.

I'm probably just old-fashioned :-)


Ken Fallon says: Obsolete ?

Posted at 2015-08-27T06:40:23Z relating to the show hpr1843 which was released on 2015-08-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Some Bash tips, from a series on Bash Scripting

Hi Dave,

I could never get my head around these commands, and your show has clarified them for me.

I have never been able to get a use case for this, that cannot be done using

cd -

That jumps you back to the previous directory. Running it again brings you back to where you started.

Ken.


Mike Ray says: We're doomed I tell eee

Posted at 2015-08-25T20:00:59Z relating to the show hpr1842 which was released on 2015-08-25 by FiftyOneFifty entitled TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably), from a series on Tit Radio

I think I'll just make myself a tin-foil hat and sit in the cupboard under the stairs.

Just wait till they start cracking train and bus systems


0xf10e says: Re: Car Malware

Posted at 2015-08-25T19:19:48Z relating to the show hpr1842 which was released on 2015-08-25 by FiftyOneFifty entitled TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably), from a series on Tit Radio

I'm expecting more ransom ware "bricking" cars than causing accidents.
1st week: "windscreen wipers and air conditioning are disabled until you pay 5 bitcoins"
2nd week: "speed is limited to 30mph until you pay 10 bitcoins"
3rd week: "your car won't start until you pay 20 bitcoins"

Way less incentive for law enforcement to come after them when they go for people's money instead of everyones safety.


noah says: minimizing writes

Posted at 2015-08-21T16:44:46Z relating to the show hpr1837 which was released on 2015-08-18 by 2BFrank entitled Put an SSD in your Linux Box, from a series on Hardware upgrades

I just want to take a quick moment to disagree with your recommendation to put swap and/or /var on a traditional spinning disk in order to limit writes to your SSD. Yes, doing so may ultimately increase the expected lifetime of the drive, but you're missing out on the greatest benefits of the SSD by doing so. SSDs are extremely fast for random access patterns, but for sequential operations (such as reading or writing large files) they aren't significantly faster than spinning disks. The parts of your system that perform the most random access operations are likely to be swap and /var. Speeding up swap is quite possibly the single best application for an SSD in a linux system.


Beeza says: Geekdom At Its Very Best

Posted at 2015-08-20T21:32:29Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

This episode shows precisely why non-geeks think that geeks are weird, while giving us geeks a nice warm glow.

Yes, you could buy an alarm clock for pennies, but where would the fun and sense of achievement be in that?

I once found myself in a hotel room without my phone or any other kind of alarm. I HAD to be up early to make an important meeting. My solution was to create a simple MS Access application (it was a company laptop) to poll the system clock until it reached 0530, then just repeatedly trigger the "beep". It took all of 5 minutes to code and test.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-08-20T15:46:17Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

I think the next logical step here is to enter the desired wakeup time into the Mini9 via clockwork.


Dave Morriss says: I wouldn't have done it that way...

Posted at 2015-08-19T16:20:57Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

A fine, entertaining show, Sir!

I didn't twitch excessively. I wasn't wild about the multiple 'sleep' solution, but then neither were you.

I thought the use of 'at' was great.

Back around 2005 I wrote a thing for my work (as a Sysadmin at a university) that allowed people to request migration of their mailboxes from a Unix mail system to Exchange by sending an email to a particular server. It slurped their mail out of one system and into the other using IMAP, but I didn't want there to be more than about 4 'slurp' jobs running at once because IMAP is not efficient.

Anyway, long story short, I used 'at' to schedule the work and to avoid bottlenecks. Supreme lash-up but it worked :-)

Yours was a perfect hacker story. Thanks!


Jon Kulp says: The Very Essence

Posted at 2015-08-19T10:28:33Z relating to the show hpr1838 which was released on 2015-08-19 by Windigo entitled Waking up with Windigo, from a series on Bash Scripting

Windigo, I salute you. In this episode you have captured the spirit, The Very Essence of HPR. Either that or you were just trying to see if you could make Dave Morriss twitch enough to send shockwaves across the ocean and feel them over here. All of us listening I'm sure were shouting suggestions at our audio players but every last one of them would have drained the Awesome out of your alarm system. I see no bugs here...


NYbill says: maybe some day...

Posted at 2015-08-18T23:45:07Z relating to the show hpr1836 which was released on 2015-08-17 by NYbill entitled The Statusnet Shuffle

Ah, I never thought of it that way. Even if its not a 'published blog' at least you'll keep your notes safe.

...this method would make for a good HPR episode, 0xf10e. ;)

No pressure. :P


0xf10e says: correction on TRIM

Posted at 2015-08-18T08:30:46Z relating to the show hpr1837 which was released on 2015-08-18 by 2BFrank entitled Put an SSD in your Linux Box, from a series on Hardware upgrades

Hey there, little correction on ATA TRIM: Fragmentation of files isn't the problem on SSDs but the SSD's controller needs to know which blocks it can reuse for leveling out the wear on the flash cells. As the SSD knows nothing about the FS it's storing data for it only can swap out blocks when they're overwritten at once.
UNLESS of course when the OS tells the SSD "I just freed those (logical) blocks, do whatever you want to them". This why the SSDs controller can add those blocks to its free-list and reallocate the underlying flash-cell as soon as all logical blocks are freed - or remap the leftover logical blocks to free the rest of the flash-cell.

Oops, got a little long, didn't IR? ^^"


Windigo says: Normal - 1.5x

Posted at 2015-08-17T18:42:04Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

I've started speeding up my [aud/pod]casts at work, and I keep it to 1.5x, although I've heard there are some who go as far as 2x.


Dave Morriss says: Excellent episode

Posted at 2015-08-17T18:04:55Z relating to the show hpr1832 which was released on 2015-08-11 by b-yeezi entitled Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc

This was a great episode.

I use Markdown and Pandoc myself for all my HPR episodes, though I have not yet moved away from AsciiDoc when writing my own project notes and similar.

A while ago, I had been looking for the best lightweight markup format and was very happy to find Markdown. Then I found Pandoc and very much appreciated its extensions and huge range of features.

Thanks for your great overview.


0xf10e says: you should put up some VPS based blog ;)

Posted at 2015-08-17T16:47:10Z relating to the show hpr1836 which was released on 2015-08-17 by NYbill entitled The Statusnet Shuffle

Something where you push markdown or rst to a Git or mercurial repository.
This way it's harder to lose the content as you have it in at least two places.


NYbill says: Sorry I'm late...

Posted at 2015-08-15T13:06:39Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Sorry I'm quite late to these comments, guys. I bought that rig via Micro Center, Pokey. You've probably bought something by now. But, just in case anyone reads this in the future, New Egg, Tiger Direct, The Lenovo Outlet, and The Dell Outlet also sell referbs.

And thanks for the kind words, Charles in NJ. Yea, I'm always hacking on something. Its fun to blab about the projects on HPR as well.

(Yes, this is me getting better at checking comments. Its only been about 9 months. Heh...)


Jon Kulp says: plus HTML as needed

Posted at 2015-08-12T11:16:31Z relating to the show hpr1832 which was released on 2015-08-11 by b-yeezi entitled Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc

Thanks I enjoyed this episode. One thing I would add is that whenever necessary you can freely add bits of HTML when the markdown syntax doesn't give you everything you need.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the insight

Posted at 2015-08-11T21:01:34Z relating to the show hpr1830 which was released on 2015-08-07 by Ken Fallon entitled How Holland Works: GreenWheels

I always find it fascinating to discover how other parts of the world do the things they do. This was good.

We have a "City Car" scheme here in Edinburgh, but I'm not sure if it's as sophisticated as the one you describe.

More please :-)


0xf10e says: thx, very useful

Posted at 2015-08-11T08:01:01Z relating to the show hpr1832 which was released on 2015-08-11 by b-yeezi entitled Simplify writing using markdown and pandoc

Nice episode, many little things I didn't know about markdown.

While I prefer ReStructuredText* over markdown (just like I prefer Mercurial/Python/Golang over Git/Perl/Java) I have to use it on Gitlab and Github.
So like I said, very useful.

*) and rst2pdf works w/o LaTeX ;)

PS: one of the words you were looking for is WYSIWYG - "what you see is what you get"


A Shadowy Figure says: Thanks, now I have a starting point

Posted at 2015-08-10T15:25:23Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

Thank you Jon, I very much find your contributions both entertaining and informative.
(royalty free) Music really isn't generally what I'd like to focus on, but rather some sort of ambiance for the background to add something to the entertainment value of the presentations. or even transitional segments that include a musical or some other form of non-vocal cue's between "thoughts"/ segments.
In essence, adding some "color" to the "audio" presentation. (think radiolab or This American Life, etc.)
I personally feel, adding these sorts of elements may encourage casual (hit and run) listeners to "tun in" again not only for the educational content, but for entrainment as well. Thanks again Jon


Kevin O'Brien says: 1.7x works for me

Posted at 2015-08-10T15:08:27Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

I routinely change the speed on all of my podcasts to 1.7x. so far, it hasn't really changed my ability to absorb background music. I think you just get used it.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feeedback

Posted at 2015-08-10T10:39:39Z relating to the show hpr1827 which was released on 2015-08-04 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make bread, from a series on Cooking

Thanks, the comments are most appreciated.

Charlie: I'd never thought of using such paper. I've used what's known as 'greaseproof paper' in the UK for cakes, but it's a pain to get it to fit neatly into tins.
I've never used the knead-only program on my bread maker, though I imagine that would be useful for making pizza dough for example.
Good luck with the ingredients.

Daniel: I'd like to hear about your sour dough bread making methods some time!


Jon Kulp says: 1.7x

Posted at 2015-08-10T01:40:09Z relating to the show hpr1831 which was released on 2015-08-10 by A Shadowy Figure entitled Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?

That's how fast, although if music is actually the focus of the show I'll listen at original speed. I do this for The Bugcast, for example. Almost all other shows are 1.7x.


amp says: but it is not free software

Posted at 2015-08-08T22:37:25Z relating to the show hpr1810 which was released on 2015-07-10 by Ahuka entitled 17 - LastPass Hacked - What Does It Mean?, from a series on Privacy and Security

Free as in freedom. Would not be unethical?


Jon Kulp says: Cervantes Reader

Posted at 2015-08-08T01:02:37Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

thanks for the heads up on this. I have not heard of the Cervantes reader but it looks great. Doesn't look like I can easily get one in the United States, though.


Jon Kulp says: good catch (PDFs)

Posted at 2015-08-08T01:00:34Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

you're totally right, I forgot to mention this. This is probably because I don't really like to read PDFs even on this, although they are certainly much better on the DX than on the smaller Kindles. I put a few scholarly article PDFs on there as well as a couple of musical scores, and they're not bad, but I think a tablet is better for PDFs. I seem to recall that there were two or three options for viewing the PDFs, including cutting off all the white space around the text, which would be a huge help except for most of the articles I read have a tiny footer across the very bottom that completely ruins this feature.


cybergrue says: One thing you missed

Posted at 2015-08-07T16:31:12Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

Another good show Jon.
One thing about the Kindle DX that you missed is that it can display full size pdf documents without resizing them, or reflowing. It works great for technical pdfs, like scientific papers with embed graphics and graphs for example.
It can handle very large pdf documents but changing pages is very slowwww.

Also, it can display other formats as well, plain ASCII text for example.
On mine, there is an experimental features menu item that claims it can retrieve web pages (via cellular I think) I have never used this feature so I don't know if or how well it works.

The DX appears to have been an attempt at a professional version of the Kindle and appears to have features that were not on other kindles, which explains its price and short life.


Daniel Worth says: Great!

Posted at 2015-08-07T15:34:39Z relating to the show hpr1827 which was released on 2015-08-04 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make bread, from a series on Cooking

I make a lot of food from scratch. I also make sour dough bread. I love hearing about other peoples processed for cooking. You did a fantastic job on this episode!


Fweeb says: BQ Cervantes?

Posted at 2015-08-07T15:16:51Z relating to the show hpr1829 which was released on 2015-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled My "New" Used Kindle DX

You mentioned that you were looking for an unaffiliated ereader. How about the BQ Cervantes[1]? It's a touch expensive, but it *is* unaffiliated and, as a bonus, the version I've linked to runs an open source stack. I don't have one, but I'm awfully tempted.

[1] http://store.bq.com/en/e-readers/cervantes


NYbill says:

Posted at 2015-08-06T22:17:11Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

Thanks, pal. I thought I'd record an episode while I was doing a project. Talk about it as I go. My thought process, troubleshooting, etc...

Although, I felt the edit was a bit rough, I'm glad you liked it.


Jon Kulp says: Awesome

Posted at 2015-08-05T11:17:23Z relating to the show hpr1828 which was released on 2015-08-05 by NYbill entitled Multimeter Mod's Part 1

Bill! Amazing job on this show, probably my favorite one this year. Looking forward to hearing the second in the series.


Charlie Ebert says: Me.

Posted at 2015-08-04T00:54:52Z relating to the show hpr1827 which was released on 2015-08-04 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make bread, from a series on Cooking

Loved the episode. I use wax paper to cover my work and line the pan for baking
to keep the bread from sticking.
I have a couple of bread makers around as well but, don't use them for anything other than kneading the bread. They knead bread quite well and keep it at a slightly elevated temperature which is nice.
I will have to look around for some of your ingredients, assuming our FDA hasn't banned them.
Interesting show.
I also like watching Alien Bob from Slackware fame post his bread experiments on the web. He bakes also.


Anon says:

Posted at 2015-07-31T12:45:42Z relating to the show hpr1823 which was released on 2015-07-29 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS, Interview 2 of 2, from a series on Interviews

The sound quality is absolutely awful. Unbearable.


NYbill says: Thanks guys

Posted at 2015-07-27T21:53:09Z relating to the show hpr1817 which was released on 2015-07-21 by NYbill entitled Gathering Parts

Thanks CPrompt^. That must have been an interesting place to work. And there will be a follow up. I told you how I found the board layout online. So, there will be some etching too.

Good fun.

Yea, that idea did cross my mind, Ken. Do, an episode each for different components. We'll see if I get off my butt and do that.


Ken Fallon says: A series on Electronic Components

Posted at 2015-07-25T13:50:40Z relating to the show hpr1817 which was released on 2015-07-21 by NYbill entitled Gathering Parts

Hi NYBill,

While you might think this is obvious, this episode is a great practical tip for starting electronic projects.

Can I suggest that HPR listeners contribute a list of sites they use to get components and we can put that up on the gitlab repo and then sync it to the main HPR Website. eg

Location,Site, URI, Description
Worldwide, Deal Extreme,http://www.dx.com/, Electronics & Cheap Gadgets shipped slowly but for free.
NL,Conrad,http://www.conrad.nl/, Good quality but expensive Electronic components


Also I would love you or someone else to do a series on Electronics Components. This is a Resistor, they look like ..., they are used for ..., they cost about ...., there are the following types ...., etc etc.

Ken.


CPrompt^ says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-07-24T19:54:36Z relating to the show hpr1817 which was released on 2015-07-21 by NYbill entitled Gathering Parts

Loved the show NYBill! Definitely do an update so we (I) can here the result. Let us know what version of the pedal you went with too.

You might be interested in these guys too : http://www.mojotone.com/

I used to work for them a few years ago and they have some quality stuff. Nice kits that you can build on your own and such. Nice vintage style apps.

Thanks for the show!


John Corless says: Great

Posted at 2015-07-17T12:26:09Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Jon,

I agree with Dave. This was really enjoyable to listen to. The very informal nature of joining you on a walk to work (and hearing commentary about what you saw along the way) was at least as fun as the intended content on headphones, which was also good :). Thanks!

John


FiftyOneFifty says: I thought this was about the dikes

Posted at 2015-07-16T17:26:51Z relating to the show hpr1830 which was released on 2015-08-07 by Ken Fallon entitled How Holland Works: GreenWheels

Shoot, Ken, I thought this was going to be your long promised description of how the windmill and dike system worked.


windigo says: Re: Grumpyness

Posted at 2015-07-15T18:05:00Z relating to the show hpr1813 which was released on 2015-07-15 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking: surf, lightyears, and fbterm

I did *not* know about mplayer's fbdev option!

This sounds like a wonderful future project. Thanks for the heads up! :)


Dave Morriss says: Breathing

Posted at 2015-07-15T11:15:03Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Not heavy breathing, just breathing.

Didn't bother me. A change in breathing rate is what sometimes happens when humans walk and talk!


Jon Kulp says: Heavy Breathing

Posted at 2015-07-15T10:56:00Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Thanks Dave, I enjoyed recording this way but am not a fan of resultant heavy breathing. Planning to record brief outdoor episode today but I think I'll just go sit by the swamp or something.


Dave Morriss says: Loved the ambient sounds

Posted at 2015-07-15T10:01:15Z relating to the show hpr1812 which was released on 2015-07-14 by Jon Kulp entitled Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Hi Jon,

Very enjoyable. It was fun to be accompanying you on your walk. Thanks for the description of what was going on around you too.

Oh, and some of those headphones sounded interesting, as did the microphone.


0xf10e says: grumpyness

Posted at 2015-07-15T05:42:26Z relating to the show hpr1813 which was released on 2015-07-15 by Windigo entitled Apt Spelunking: surf, lightyears, and fbterm

You mean you get grumpy like a sysadmin or network operator when someone breaks their network? ;)

BTW, did you know mplayer has a 'fbdev' video output so you can play videos on the framebuffer, too?


Dave Morriss says: Notched cards and COBOL

Posted at 2015-07-13T21:44:55Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Mike,

Glad you liked the episode.

Your emergency show sounds like fun. My kids would have liked that when they were young. I'm sad we didn't think of something similar.

I had forgotten the layout of COBOL cards, but I only ever wrote about two programs in it, and that was just for amusement!


Mike Ray says: Punched cards in a box

Posted at 2015-07-13T17:17:25Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

Great stuff Dave.

In the emergency queue there's a show I did about a thing I made out of an empty cereal box, some of my mum's knitting needles and some punched cards when I was about 7, under the supervision of my brother who is more geeky than me.

It was like the thing you described. Pulling a knitting needle out of the box made a card drop out of the bottom that corresponded to the needle pulled out. I used bamboo skewers in the show version.

In COBOL I seem to remember the sequence numbers were in columns 1 to 6. Column 7 was an asterisk for a comment, a solidus for a continuation, or nothing.


Dave Morriss says: Control Data etc

Posted at 2015-07-13T15:43:36Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for the comment.

Yes, we got stuff punched up for free by the Data Preparation staff, though I did learn how to operate a card punch and how to prepare a program card to automate some stuff.

You should do an HPR show about your experiences!

Dave


Charlie Ebert says: hpr 1811 Dave Morriss

Posted at 2015-07-13T04:26:33Z relating to the show hpr1811 which was released on 2015-07-13 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 2, from a series on How I Found Linux

My father worked for Control Data.
I started coding in Fortran myself in 1975 post Vietnam.
I was very interested in hearing your experiences.
I felt envious there were people who didn't have to punch up their own software.
Charlie


Mike says: More, more

Posted at 2015-07-08T07:28:09Z relating to the show hpr1808 which was released on 2015-07-08 by David Whitman entitled David Whitman reads 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew' written by Robert W Service

Great. Can we have 'Ballads of a Cheechako' next?

I love the lines about the northern lights.


FiftyOneFifty says: Forbidden Planet

Posted at 2015-07-08T04:15:32Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

This ep reminded me of the theme from every SciFi film from the 50s, most notably the classic "The Forbidden Planet". I hope someone writes a script we can all lend our voices to and you can score.


FiftyOneFifty says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-07-08T04:10:33Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

This comment is belated, since I meant to be on the Community News for June. Jon, since you have pulled back the curtain, I will never be able to listen to music in quite the same way again. To think I nearly skipped over this ep, and only listened due to "politeness".


Kevin O'Brien says: Sorry I missed it

Posted at 2015-07-06T18:32:04Z relating to the show hpr1806 which was released on 2015-07-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for June 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I am listening to this show today, and I am sorry I missed it. But if you look at your up-loads you will see I cranked out 4 more shows over the weekend, so I hope I can be forgiven.

Also, you asked whether the material on my site (http://www.ahuka.com) it a transcript. Essentially it is. I always start by writing a page for my site, and then record the show pretty much by reading it. That said, I did ad lib a little bit, but it definitely serves the purpose of being a transcript (with screenshots!).


Kevin O'Brien says: Here you go!

Posted at 2015-07-04T23:44:01Z relating to the show hpr1800 which was released on 2015-06-26 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Video Subscriptions

- Alton Brown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7J0cDeX5eo02yAXwIvB1CQ
- Alton Brown Television: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfDNi1aEljAQ17mUrfUjkvg
- BBC Earth Unplugged: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwp5B-uDBy-fS4bDA0TEaw
- Braincraft: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt_t6FwNsqr3WWoL6dFqG9w
- Brain Stuff - How Stuff Works: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiefLm_nIz_gOH7XHbgpdCQ
- Candyrat Records: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJecdKUslHToOEpeuRGwXg
- David Brin: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtbMXq5siIn3l-u_HKbAmrw
- Computerphile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-y-6csu5WGm29I7JiwpnA
- Crash Course: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6b17PVsYBQ0ip5gyeme-Q
- Dan Carlin: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3RcjbuyF5M1U4R62zjE3hg
- Deep Sky Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-3ThNQmPmQSQL_L6Lx1_w
- Don Ross: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRd5EO6FvhIrqQnk0cscSDA
- FW Thinking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf7ZZpBsuTxnQgy1TKbTIw
- Hana Malhas: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpoMVaoVRf3Xvf10_EIZKrg
- Healthcare Triage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabaQPYxxKepWUsEVQMT4Kw
- How Stuff Works: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa35qyNpnlZ_u8n9qoAZbMQ
- It's Okay To Be Smart: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4BNI0-FOK2dMXoFtViWHw
- Kurtz Gezagt - In A Nutshell: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q
- Mental Floss: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZ5qUqpW4hW4zdfuBxMSJA
- Minute Earth: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiYXex_fwgYDonaTcSIk6w
- Minute Physics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHW94eEFW7hkUMVaZz4eDg
- Monty Python: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm3CO6LPcN-Y7HIuyE0Rew
- NASA eClips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClF3aQw6CLDObNG4T9VPPnw
- nature video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7c8mE90qCtu11z47U0KErg
- Numberphile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoxcjq-8xIDTYp3uz647V5A
- Objectivity: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwKon9qMt5YLVgQt1tvJKg
- Perioodic Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtESv1e7ntJaLJYKIO1FoYw
- Physics Girl: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7DdEm33SyaTDtWYGO2CwdA
- Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD Comics): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUL-pmhmDcZDwsA4cX2HO5w
- Science News: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBX5er6E37_yWB3gCM32p3g
- SciShow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZYTClx2T1of7BRZ86-8fow
- SciShow Space: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMePiHCWG4Vwqv3t7W9EFg
- Sixty Symbols: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBqzzvUBLCs8Y7Axb-jZew
- Smarter Every Day: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6107grRI4m0o2-emgoDnAA
- Space Frontier Org: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe_aC8RselByR6B2UMnprQA
- Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - How Stuff Works: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrOic-og4HzhleZqOq4L-A
- Takei's Take: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdU7LWHJbvi4QsIDoofsbNA
- The Hillywood Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuYRxRuTAtmeE2AiR5WWWHQ
- The Fab Faux: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsU8AeRj_497u2IMxVA6OcQ
- The Frugal Computer Guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbZ8wD6pmGb9qHqvx9M4YBw
- Veritasium: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHnyfMqiRRG1u-2MsSQLbXA
- Vlog Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGaVdbSav8xWuFWTadK6loA
- Vsauce: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nSFpj9HTCZ5t-N3Rm3-HA
- Welcome To Night Vale: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrvuY59InDI3iKvopKT8PEw


Ken Fallon says: Links

Posted at 2015-06-29T13:44:35Z relating to the show hpr1800 which was released on 2015-06-26 by Ahuka entitled YouTube Video Subscriptions

Do you have a text file of the links to the shows ? Or the YouTube ID's ?


Jon Kulp says: Dragnet Fugue

Posted at 2015-06-28T23:33:06Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Alison, It's so nice to hear from you! Thanks for listening, and also thanks for the tip on that fugue. It never would have occurred to me to write a fugue on that subject. This fugue is kind of unusual inasmuch as each middle entry seems to be almost like a complete new exposition, except for the fact that the texture does not drop down to a single voice again. Certainly unusual to see all four voices do the subject in succession in the middle entries like this. Cool piece, though!



Tony Pelaez says: Google CL is broken

Posted at 2015-06-28T16:30:57Z relating to the show hpr1791 which was released on 2015-06-15 by Tony Pelaez entitled Organizing Photos with Bash, from a series on Bash Scripting

Unfortunately as of June 8th, Google CL is broken, so the upload to google photos no longer works. According to the developer's website this is likely not something that will be fixed. (Source: https://code.google.com/p/googlecl/)

Because of this and the feedback Dave provided, I am reworking parts of this script. If you are interested in following the changes, please keep an eye on the github gist where the changes will be posted.


Jon Kulp says: Enjoy pain?

Posted at 2015-06-24T11:27:01Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Glutton for punishment, eh?


Ken Fallon says: RSS feed

Posted at 2015-06-24T07:20:04Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Hi Jon,

Is there any chance of wrapping these in an RSS feed. It would be great to be able to automatically add them to my feed reader.

It would make an excellent little daily podcast.

Ken.


Dave Morriss says: Yay for Bash scripts!

Posted at 2015-06-23T21:40:25Z relating to the show hpr1791 which was released on 2015-06-15 by Tony Pelaez entitled Organizing Photos with Bash, from a series on Bash Scripting

Great idea for a show and a most interesting script.

I always like looking at other people's code; it gives an insight into how they think and solve problems, and there are often good ideas to make you consider how you'd solve a similar problem. I'm always looking for new and better ways of doing stuff.

I never use 'getopt' for example. It wasn't about when I first started using Unix and 'sh', so I always use the older 'getopts'. You have made me rethink this choice - thanks!

There are one or two parts of this script I don't quite understand so I have emailed you about them. This clunky comment system is not the best place to have such a dialogue.

More like this please!


Stilvoid says:

Posted at 2015-06-22T16:27:05Z relating to the show hpr1793 which was released on 2015-06-17 by Stilvoid entitled Some thoughts about the Go language

The more I play around with Go, the more I like it. I've been writing a fair bit of stuff in Go recently.

The latest is https://github.com/stilvoid/please/ which I wrote so I could talk to web APIs from shell scripts. Always good to have a reason to write some code :)

Ooh topic idea: how HTTP works.


Mike Ray says: Atonal music vs. Unrepresentative visual art

Posted at 2015-06-20T10:42:44Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

It's interesting that changes in visual art away from the purely representative to things like impressionist, expressionist, Dada-ism and pure abstract didn't raise the same kind of objections as atonal music. Although there was some bad feeling from the traditionalists to impressionism I think that was just the usual "old folks don't like change" type.

Does this mean that things that offend our ears are inherently more palpably painful than things we look at?


Jon Kulp says: Still Ugly

Posted at 2015-06-19T21:58:59Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Dave, agreed. While the 12-tone technique has a certain elegance and analytical appeal, it didn't substantially increase the acceptance of the music by the general public.


Dave Morriss says: Interesting lesson

Posted at 2015-06-19T19:58:17Z relating to the show hpr1794 which was released on 2015-06-18 by Jon Kulp entitled 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

I was aware of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern but have never found their music at all appealing, and have changed channels if they ever appeared on the radio. I feel I now have more of an insight into what they were trying to do, though sadly it hasn't made their music any more appealing.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the show

Posted at 2015-06-19T18:56:03Z relating to the show hpr1793 which was released on 2015-06-17 by Stilvoid entitled Some thoughts about the Go language

I was intrigued by what I heard of Go on 'FLOSS Weekly' last year and more recently on 'The Changelog' but I hadn't looked at it in detail yet.

Your episode motivated me to look deeper and I'm keen to try it out. Thanks for the useful links too.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-18T17:30:51Z relating to the show hpr1793 which was released on 2015-06-17 by Stilvoid entitled Some thoughts about the Go language

I completely understand mental blocks about thinking of a topic.

Welcome to HPR.


Kevin O'Brien says: Audited

Posted at 2015-06-17T17:49:15Z relating to the show hpr1780 which was released on 2015-05-29 by Ahuka entitled 16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update, from a series on Privacy and Security

Bear in mind that any answer is provisional and for the present time, but the fact that TrueCrypt has been audited and passed the audit is a big advantage in my book.


Frank says: Thanks for the suggestion

Posted at 2015-06-16T23:16:15Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Had broccoli tonight, with garlic, onions, mushrooms, bean curd seasoned with mild Hungarian paprika sauce, pepper, and "Italian spice."

Thanks for the suggestion. Think I could have cut the broccoli into smaller bits, but it was still good.


FiftyOneFifty says:

Posted at 2015-06-14T01:28:16Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I've learn not to turn the heat up when I thought I turned if off and then walk away from the stove.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-13T04:28:26Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Heh.

I did the opposite. I usually have skinless, boneless chicken breasts in the freezer. I thaw them partially, then slice them up.

And thanks. I am continually impressed by the eclectic taste of the HPR community. This really is a nice place to be.


Urugami says: Can it do this....

Posted at 2015-06-12T16:53:20Z relating to the show hpr1766 which was released on 2015-05-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Sox of Silence

I've been using the Truncate Silence function in Audacity to do this, since I was doing some editing of podcasts before listening, but didn't start speeding things up until I started using Podkicker with the Prestissimo plug-in. Accelerated listening has really helped me catch up with a 3-month backlog of podcasts. :)
Anyway, to the question... I played around with the sox silence command for a while, trying it out, and got it to work as you said, but what I could not do was to leave the leading silence alone. Man pages, help pages, reference pages, etc all assume you want to get rid of the leading silence, and show how to do that, but don't demonstrate how to skip the leading silence. Nothing I tried worked. Is that something you've tried to do?


Urugami says:

Posted at 2015-06-12T16:42:00Z relating to the show hpr1771 which was released on 2015-05-18 by Jon Kulp entitled Audacity: Label Tracks, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

Thanks for doing this show. I've been familiar with label tracks since I created my first one by accident many moons ago, but they never really lent themselves to what I've doing in Audacity since then. However, it seems they could help me when I start to digitize my cassette collection.


Urugami says:

Posted at 2015-06-12T16:37:01Z relating to the show hpr1774 which was released on 2015-05-21 by Jon Kulp entitled Router Hacking

This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time now, since my house is not set up to run wires everywhere.
I've been looking at the Gargoyle router mgmt software, based on OpenWRT, to flash onto my WRT54GL. When I'm setting up the home office, this will definitely be on the list of things to do


jezra says: chicken and woks

Posted at 2015-06-11T23:22:46Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

After visiting the local butcher for some boneless skinless chicken breast, I put the breast in the freezer. An hour or so later the chicken is quite firm but not frozen solid. The firmness allows me to cut long strips of chicken that are paper thin. om nom nom

If the wok is created by hammering, the hammer dents on the inside of the wok will allow the cook to push food farther up the side of the wok than on a smooth walled walk.

Loved the episode by the way. :)



Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-11T18:17:07Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

John: If you haven't eaten Hollandaise, you haven't eaten; it's a very simple blend of egg yolks, butter, and cayenne. It's quite laborious to make by hand and get the correct consistency.

It's traditionally associated with eggs benedict and asparagus, but is quite nice with broccoli. You can find a never-fail recipe at my blog.

Sadly, most of what you get in average restaurants--the ones I can afford, for example--comes out of a can.

Regarding bottoms, my wok has a flat area about 6" in diameter at the bottom, then curves smoothly upward on the sides. My stovetop is about waist-high, so I have no trouble managing it. Perhaps someday I'll spring for a round-bottomed wok at the local Asian Market.


Alison Chaiken says: TrueCrypt vs. GPG

Posted at 2015-06-11T03:39:18Z relating to the show hpr1780 which was released on 2015-05-29 by Ahuka entitled 16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks for this wonderful series. I've listened to them all, and, notably, installed K9-Mail and the encryption extension for Gmail after listening to that episode.

I missed listening to this episode why one might consider using TrueCrypt when GPG is under active development. What features does TC have that GPG lacks?


Dave Morriss says: Wok rings

Posted at 2015-06-10T21:54:57Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I have a ring but not like the one you describe. It's quite light and moves around and isn't stable on a gas hob like mine. No way would I leave a hot wok unattended on such a thing; I feel it would tip over.

The item you speak of would be great but wouldn't it raise the height of the wok somewhat? My gas hob is at work-top height, which is high for using a wok. When I have a lot of food in mine I need to stand on a stool to do some hearty stirring. I'm not particularly short but I reckon I'd feel dwarfed by such an arrangement!

So a flat-bottomed wok is a compromise for me - even though the sides don't get as hot as they should for true stir-frying.


Mike Ray says: Round-bttomed woks

Posted at 2015-06-10T21:27:32Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I think in some places you can get some kind of iron ring to stand on your gas burner so that a round-bottomed wok will stand properly.

I had one once which was really heavy, which it has to be if your going to violently slap the wok about the way the pros do.

Much better than a flat-bottomed wok


Dave Morriss says: Things not thinks

Posted at 2015-06-10T20:04:29Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I got so excited thinking about my next stir-fry recipe my ability to spell left me ...


Dave Morriss says: Thinks to stir-fry

Posted at 2015-06-10T20:01:40Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Great idea for an episode Frank.

I'm a great fan of Asian food and stir-fry a lot; I have been doing so for more than 30 years..

My basic vegetable stir-fry includes onions (cut vertically into "segments" and separated), sliced garlic, carrots and celery (both cut first diagonally then into julienne), broccoli, peppers, and button mushrooms. Cauliflower also works, as do brussels sprouts, cabbage and of course Chinese vegetables like Bok Choy. Then there are varieties of legumes like French beans, runner beans, beansprouts and the classic mangetout which are fantastic. The list goes on and on.

I like to use a standard steel wok with a flat bottom since it works best on my gas hob. One day I'll buy a new hob with a burner designed for a proper round-bottomed wok :-)

Anyway, thanks for the episode. It was great to hear.


Jon Kulp says: Hollandaise??

Posted at 2015-06-10T19:15:12Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Hollandaise?? What does that have to do with broccoli? I don't think I've ever even eaten hollandaise before!


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-10T14:40:49Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

. . . er, because I haven't figured out a way to stir-fry Hollandaise sauce?


Mike Ray says: And baby corns

Posted at 2015-06-10T13:41:52Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

I was just thinking the same thing John. And what about baby corn-cobs?

Great episode. I love wok cooking.

I think a good long-handled wok shovel is also a must, especially for that authentic chinese kitchen noise :-)


Jon Kulp says: What about broccoli?

Posted at 2015-06-09T21:01:24Z relating to the show hpr1787 which was released on 2015-06-09 by Frank Bell entitled A Beginner with a Wok, from a series on Cooking

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Frank, but how could you possibly leave **broccoli** off your list of stir-fry-worthy vegetables?! Really enjoyed the episode.


Daniel Worth says: Fantastic

Posted at 2015-06-08T13:52:03Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

I really enjoyed the listening, examining and explanation about the theory. I hope you do much more of this.


Mike Ray says: Smashing the monopoly of commercial gadgetry

Posted at 2015-06-08T10:44:08Z relating to the show hpr1782 which was released on 2015-06-02 by kurakura entitled ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project, from a series on Accessibility

If sighted folks knew how much companies charge for similar portable gadgetry aimed at blind people they'd be shocked.

Companies always quote R&D costs of bringing a product to market for a very small market as the justification for charging $4000 for a portable Braille note-taker. Open Source and the hacker community are slowly going to crack this monopoly.

If I could still see to solder I would be building one of these.


Frank says:

Posted at 2015-06-07T19:29:31Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Great listening for a Sunday afternoon.

It occurred to me that, in terms of rigidity of structure etc., the fugue might be the sonnet of music.


Stilvoid says: Seconded

Posted at 2015-06-07T07:37:22Z relating to the show hpr1783 which was released on 2015-06-03 by GNULinuxRTM entitled Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never.

Just listened to this and really enjoyed it. I'd love to hear you do more shows on things that frustrate you - very funny :D


0xf10e says: Entertaining episode!

Posted at 2015-06-06T20:04:19Z relating to the show hpr1783 which was released on 2015-06-03 by GNULinuxRTM entitled Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never.

I tell our few windows users an win7 installation takes a whole day because of all the updates to install…

In regards to cynical coworkers: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20111002

And dude, nice voice!
You should read SciFi stories for escapepod.org!


Jon Kulp says: Feature, not a bug

Posted at 2015-06-06T19:46:56Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

This is not a problem, you simply know what to call it now when you hear it. Impress your friends...


Ken Fallon says: Now I'm "seeing" this everythere

Posted at 2015-06-06T16:14:30Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Thanks Jon.

The only problem is now I'm seeing these techniques everywhere.


Jon Kulp says: Gaga Bach

Posted at 2015-06-04T18:52:07Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Robert! I didn't realize HPR was on your radar. I had planned to give you a heads-up about this episode to make sure you guys knew the Open WTC was being featured. Thanks for listening.

It's funny I never noticed Lady Gaga's quotation before. That's such a weird subject that it hardly sounds like Bach, especially done electronically like that. I see a striking similarity between the subject of the D-sharp minor fugue featured in this episode and the Lady Gaga fugue subject, but it may just be b/c of the p5 leap at the beginning and the minor mode.


Robert Douglass says: Lady Gaga - fan of Bach and the Well-Tempered Clavier

Posted at 2015-06-04T14:35:19Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

It's no coincidence that "artofcounterpoint" chose the Lady Gaga song "Bad Romance" to write a fugue upon. The song itself directly quotes Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Compare the theme of Fugue #24 in B-Minor to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I

(I've been told that the album release of the song doesn't have the same intro).

It's Bach! Lady Gaga starts her song off directly with Bach's theme.


Jon Kulp says: Open Scores

Posted at 2015-06-04T14:27:26Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Thanks Kevin. I agree about the scores, although you can get just about any public-domain scores for free in PDF format from the IMSLP website. The cool thing about these new scores is that you can get the source code and edit it. For example, near the end of the semester I grabbed the Musescore file for the fugue that I talked about in this episode and converted it to Lilypond code, then added a bunch of analytical markup in the code itself, things like text boxes, labels, and different colors for the noteheads to show where the fugue subject appeared, tell what key it had modulated to, etc. With the PDF the best that I could've done would be to scribble all over it. When you have access to the source code you can do this kind of analytical markup much more elegantly. I've also taken bits of these scores and use them to create the midi examples in my counterpoint book. Great projects all around by Kimiko Ishizaka!


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-06-04T11:44:00Z relating to the show hpr1784 which was released on 2015-06-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

I was really glad to see this in my feed today. I have backed all three of the projects Kimiko has done. As someone who performs music as well as listens, I think the open scores are just as important as the open recordings. Now I am waiting for the Chopin to be done.


Jon Kulp says: Updates Pain!

Posted at 2015-06-03T00:58:20Z relating to the show hpr1783 which was released on 2015-06-03 by GNULinuxRTM entitled Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never.

Hilarious tale of Windows updates pain. I remember it well but haven't had to deal with it in a few years. Awful. Apart from requiring endless reboots and breaking things, those updates always took FOREVER to run. Thanks for an interesting episode, looking forward to more.


Jon Kulp says: Awesome in Many Ways

Posted at 2015-06-02T17:22:33Z relating to the show hpr1782 which was released on 2015-06-02 by kurakura entitled ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project, from a series on Accessibility

It's hard to know where to begin to say how awesome this project is. It's brilliant in concept, effective in its execution, and it seems to be something that would really help visually-impaired users deal with text, especially when doing CODE, where you have to scroll through fiddly bits looking for curly braces, semicolons and the like. Apart from that, it's just really freaking cool. I encourage anyone who has not done so to go watch the video demonstrations. It's the kind of thing I would like to try to build myself just for the fun of it. Absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing, and please do more episodes for us!


Mike Ray says: Chorustext!

Posted at 2015-06-02T09:52:20Z relating to the show hpr1782 which was released on 2015-06-02 by kurakura entitled ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project, from a series on Accessibility

Sounds like a great project. I have one nagging question which sprang out at me when the sliders were mentioned...

What happens when the document is many hundreds of lines in length? do you need to move the line slider 0.000000001 millimetre to get to the next line? How does that work.

Overall sounds like an exciting project


Bob Evans says: Ad-Block Edge discontinued

Posted at 2015-06-01T23:44:46Z relating to the show hpr1728 which was released on 2015-03-18 by Fin entitled Requested Topic: Favourite Browser Extensions, from a series on Privacy and Security

Today I installed Ad-Block Edge and the mozilla.org download page said it would be discontinued on June 5, 2015.


FiftyOneFifty says: Single board options

Posted at 2015-06-01T18:43:14Z relating to the show hpr1774 which was released on 2015-05-21 by Jon Kulp entitled Router Hacking

This is more of a reply to Ken Fallon's comments on the Community News than to the original audio. Ken, the Banana Pi router, with four Ethernet ports, is I believe the only single board solution if you want to build a firewall (though I'm not aware that any of the firewall distros have been ported to ARM. Ken is right, most of the single board computers (with the exception of ODroid) drive the Ethernet port via the slower USB bus, and the only way to add another Ethernet port is to use a USB adapter anyway.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for this update

Posted at 2015-05-29T19:58:49Z relating to the show hpr1780 which was released on 2015-05-29 by Ahuka entitled 16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks Ahuka,

I was not aware of the problems suffered by Werner Koch regarding the funding of GnuPG. As a frequent user of this software this situation seems lamentable. His donation page is at https://gnupg.org/donate/index.html


Dave Morriss says: Re: 1776

Posted at 2015-05-28T11:51:24Z relating to the show hpr1776 which was released on 2015-05-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 004, from a series on Vim Hints

I always thought that film was a bit silly myself :-)


inscius says:

Posted at 2015-05-28T09:42:58Z relating to the show hpr1777 which was released on 2015-05-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Magnatune Favourites

Thank you, DJ Andrew and DJ Dave.
Nice episode with great music. I am also Magnatune member and did not know of most of the artists you played.


Mark says: Wanted to try this before.

Posted at 2015-05-27T10:34:56Z relating to the show hpr1774 which was released on 2015-05-21 by Jon Kulp entitled Router Hacking

I had thought about flashing a router before, now Jon gave a few ideas as to why. So now I have a D-Link DIR-601 purchased at a garage sale to experiment with. So far the experience was good, taking only 10 seconds or less to flash dd-wrt on it. Looking forward to seeing what it can do. Thanks for the tip about using a router to connect a printer to the network. Now to find a router with USB connectivity as my old printer does not have that option.


thelovebug says: 1776

Posted at 2015-05-25T13:17:05Z relating to the show hpr1776 which was released on 2015-05-25 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 004, from a series on Vim Hints

Missed out on the chance of an Independence Day joke...


kdmurray says: A Good Start

Posted at 2015-05-25T07:12:52Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for the show. This was a good first look at some C basics that I haven't been exposed to since school.

I echo the call for more episodes in this series. You may yet make programmers of us all! :)


kdmurray says: Can't believe I've never seen this

Posted at 2015-05-25T07:10:36Z relating to the show hpr1771 which was released on 2015-05-18 by Jon Kulp entitled Audacity: Label Tracks, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

I've been using Audacity to edit podcasts and other audio for almost a decade and have never seen this feature. Thanks for sharing with us Jon!


kdmurray says: SonicPi Releases

Posted at 2015-05-25T07:08:15Z relating to the show hpr1775 which was released on 2015-05-22 by Steve Bickle entitled Sonic Pi

Great show. I\\\'d never heard of SonicPi before and have been messing around with it since I heard the episode.

It also looks like a Windows MSI version has become available since the episode was recorded.

Looking forward to hearing more music from the HPR community!


Epicanis says: I should do an episode nominating myself for an award...

Posted at 2015-05-23T02:52:24Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

...because based on this episode, I probably have the most ridiculously lame excuses (plural!) for not getting the three that I've got in progress finished and uploaded yet. The excuses presented here sound perfectly rational by comparison.



Jon Kulp says: Nope

Posted at 2015-05-21T21:53:38Z relating to the show hpr1769 which was released on 2015-05-14 by Jon Kulp entitled A Demonstration of Dictation Software on my Office Computer, from a series on Accessibility

Sadly, no. It is very proprietary. But there is no open source dictation software that I am aware of. I only have this on my office computer, provided to me by the university.


MoralVolcano says: Dragon?

Posted at 2015-05-21T03:10:01Z relating to the show hpr1769 which was released on 2015-05-14 by Jon Kulp entitled A Demonstration of Dictation Software on my Office Computer, from a series on Accessibility

Is Dragon Naturally Speaking open source?



Dave Morriss says: Very useful

Posted at 2015-05-18T10:12:46Z relating to the show hpr1771 which was released on 2015-05-18 by Jon Kulp entitled Audacity: Label Tracks, from a series on Podcasting HowTo

This was very useful, thanks.

I have used Audacity a moderate amount but hadn't noticed this feature. I have used labels for the last show I edited, which consisted of several pieces I wanted to join together. Being able to label them was very helpful, especially since some parts needed silence removal, and so on, and some did not.


Kete says:

Posted at 2015-05-16T01:52:34Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

I didn't think there was enough C, but I enjoyed the recording


Steve Smethurst says: Thanks, and more plase

Posted at 2015-05-14T18:22:08Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

I enjoyed the show and I will continue to listen if you continue the series. I studied some C years ago, but since got diverted into Perl, JavaScript and Python. Its nice to get close again to the silicon. Many of the basics; data types and flow control etc., are common to all C-like languages. My ears will pick up when you get into C specific topics like structs, memory allocation, pointers, etc. These things I remember to be specific to C, and are what made the language exciting for me, at that time.


sigflup says: Right awesome!

Posted at 2015-05-13T01:26:26Z relating to the show hpr1768 which was released on 2015-05-13 by cjm entitled An Intro To C Episode 1 : Introduction and Types, from a series on Programming 101

Right awesome, good show!


Mike Ray says: MIFOS, great initiative

Posted at 2015-05-12T09:39:21Z relating to the show hpr1767 which was released on 2015-05-12 by David Whitman entitled An interview with Ed Cable of the Mifos Initiative, from a series on Interviews

Good interview. And what a great initiative. I mean, why should the richest 2% be denied 'financial inclusion' in the developing world so that they too can join in the roller-coaster ride of boom and bust created by financiers and bankers creaming off the wealth in the good times and then blaming everybody else when things go titsup? :-p. Welcome to the wonderful world of global finance, developing world


Jon Kulp says: Haulin'

Posted at 2015-05-11T01:54:57Z relating to the show hpr1766 which was released on 2015-05-11 by Ken Fallon entitled Sox of Silence

okay so I was already listening to your episode at 1.5x speed and when you did the little demonstration to speed it up to 1.8 times it was really flying ha ha! I don't know what the actual speed would've been at that point (2.7x?) but I had to slow it back down to normal speed on my podcast app and listen again to get the true effect.

By the way I use Beyondpod with the Presto sound library and listen to nearly everything at 1.5x speed by simply adjusting the settings in the app. You can actually set a default playback speed for individual podcast feeds so that you always have the correct speed. I also listen at variable speed using Rockbox on my iPod fourth-gen. So I don't really need the variable speed to be built into the audio file, but I am intrigued by the silence truncation thing. Will definitely poke around with that a bit. Thanks for an interesting episode.


Jon Kulp says: I kinda see the resemblance...

Posted at 2015-05-10T10:47:49Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

That ship actually looks like it has some dissonance in it, such as the tritone between the C and the F♯ that I mentioned in the d7 chord the


FiftyOneFifty says: Explaining myself

Posted at 2015-05-10T00:13:00Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

The Klingon ship from the original Star Trek series was a class D7 battle cruiser http://www.ditl.org/Images/D/D7General1.jpg and you can still see the model still in use in the later series (Next Gen, DS9, Voyager).


Ken Fallon says: Blade Runner

Posted at 2015-05-08T16:21:42Z relating to the show hpr1762 which was released on 2015-05-05 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR Audio Book Club 10, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Tyrell: I want to see it work on a person. I want to see a negative before I provide you with a positive.
Deckard: What's that going to prove?
Tyrell: Indulge me.


Stilvoid says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-05-03T22:48:57Z relating to the show hpr1759 which was released on 2015-04-30 by Stilvoid entitled A brief review of Firefox OS

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking of doing a follow-up to this at some point as I'm still using Firefox as my main phone OS and there's an update due at the end of this month - I'll wait for that to come out. I'll definitely make sure to look into ebook apps.


Jon Kulp says: video demo: embedding table of contents in PDF

Posted at 2015-05-03T02:42:05Z relating to the show hpr1760 which was released on 2015-05-01 by Jon Kulp entitled pdftk: the PDF Toolkit

I made a screencast as a follow-up, showing the process of embedding bookmarks to make a table of contents: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5dv_02v0zzc


Jon Kulp says: Welcome Aboard

Posted at 2015-04-30T20:44:48Z relating to the show hpr1759 which was released on 2015-04-30 by Stilvoid entitled A brief review of Firefox OS

excellent job! I really enjoyed hearing about the Firefox OS and find it very intriguing. The fact that it runs in a web environment means that it's something I might actually be able to hack myself, since the main environment I know how to hack it is HTML. Also very nice audio quality. I will definitely look forward to hearing future episodes, and if you can say anything about eBook apps on the Firefox OS platform I would really be interested in hearing about that.


Cprompt^ says: Re: VCS

Posted at 2015-04-30T00:29:03Z relating to the show hpr1758 which was released on 2015-04-29 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff part 3

0xf10e,

Thanks. I actually just started using git for a lot of things including version control!

I don't code often but from now on, when I do, there will be git involved.


0xf10e says: VCS!

Posted at 2015-04-29T18:44:06Z relating to the show hpr1758 which was released on 2015-04-29 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff part 3

Dude, "Use versioning - everywhere!"

Seriously, just initialize a local hg/git/fossil repo and commit your stuff now and then. They say "commit early, commit often" but if you had made a commit before doing your modifications you could have gone back to a known good state with a single command.
Also moving stuff around is nicer as any copy/clone of the repo has the history of all the changesets. Merging can get a bit fiddly but having the history* is a nice addition to the comments every code is lacking ;)

*) of course, there's this problem…: http://xkcd.com/1296/


thelovebug says: Dmaj7

Posted at 2015-04-29T05:26:51Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

I found this incredibly interesting as a musician with virtually no formal training... I look forward to hearing more on the theory of chord progressions!

Thanks Jon!

Next: Major 7ths? Probably my favourite chord to (over)use.


Jon Kulp says: Ranger is phenomenal

Posted at 2015-04-29T01:59:14Z relating to the show hpr1756 which was released on 2015-04-27 by b-yeezi entitled Ranger File Manager

thanks for this rundown of Ranger! I've been using it for a couple of days and I'm blown away by the instant preview of every file. I've installed it on 3 machines where I only use ssh to work on em, so this is going to ease navigation on those considerably. Also love being able to use the familiar vim navigation and editing keystrokes yy and pp and so forth. Awesome!


Dave Morriss says: Re: exitcodes

Posted at 2015-04-28T21:53:42Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks 0xf10e,

I guess I'm easily confused :-)

You make some good points. I've worked on (old, obsolete) mainframe operating systems where the exit code was caught and turned into a text message, and it was possible to write and register your own "Message Text Module" for your own application. I thought that was a good design.


0xf10e says: exitcodes

Posted at 2015-04-28T17:18:30Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Only 0 being true in shell is due to 0 being the "everything is fine" exitcode in UNIX.
Everything else signals some kind of error. Which exitcode correlates to which error depends AFAIK on the command. But you can make your tools scripting friendly by exiting w/ 1 on invalid input, 2 on invalid configuration and so on.
When you stick to values of 2^x you can even AND them and fill up all 8bits I think an exitcode can have! ;)


Dave Morriss says: Re: epub

Posted at 2015-04-28T15:35:53Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks Bill,

The epub notes need work, I know. I have not yet done a comprehensive look at how different readers render them.

As soon as I can I plan to follow Jon Kulp's lead and build them with some of the tools he recommends rather than with pandoc, which I'm using now.


Bill Ricker says: epub

Posted at 2015-04-28T15:02:44Z relating to the show hpr1757 which was released on 2015-04-28 by Dave Morriss entitled Useful Bash functions, from a series on Bash Scripting

Nice podcast. The experimental epub long notes is a great idea. Constructive feedback : The code segments render in the popular FBReader as fixed width sans oblique font, and some lines are indented further than intended, including indenting the line number. The code however looks fine in the alternative "E-Book Viewer" app on my Open With menu. (I don't even remember what package that came with.)


Mike Ray says: Blather and xvkbd as shortcuts in Debian

Posted at 2015-04-23T08:45:47Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Will do John. I've just installed Debian Jessie RC3 on a laptop and I'm setting up some keyboard shortcuts so I will possibly try to get Blather up and running with the x tools to do the same job


Jon Kulp says: confused

Posted at 2015-04-23T02:27:06Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

Sorry Fifty, I don't even know what those are! Maybe you can record a follow-up. I actually thought the title might be confused with Star Wars droids, the Klingons never occurred to me.


Jon Kulp says: Mike: ping me for help

Posted at 2015-04-22T11:54:47Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Mike, If you're going to try to get blather up and running, let me know if I can help in any way. The script I wrote for Debian normally will get you to the "hello world" stage in one command, but it's possible that something could go wrong. If there's anything I can do to help you get started, let me know.


Jon Kulp says: Thanks Mike; Response to Dave

Posted at 2015-04-22T00:59:18Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Thanks, Mike! So glad to hear you enjoyed podcast.

Dave, I don't really know why I didn't try using a bash alias for this. I have a bash alias file with something like 200 lines in it so I definitely know how to do it. Somehow it seemed like creating an environment variable in my blather launch script was the right way to go, and since that worked I never tried doing a different way.


Mike Ray says: Terrific podcast

Posted at 2015-04-21T15:26:30Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

This was a great podcast. 19 minutes of inspiration. John's podcasts are always worth a listen but this was particularly good. I will definitely be having a go at some of this and investigating how I can make life easier with these tools


Dave Morriss says: Fascinating stuff

Posted at 2015-04-21T10:41:50Z relating to the show hpr1750 which was released on 2015-04-17 by Jon Kulp entitled xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers, from a series on Accessibility

Hi Jon,

This was very interesting. I'm impressed at how much you can do with such tools and Blather.

I wondered, is there any particular reason why you don't define KEYPRESS as an alias. I think that's what I would have done. I'd have added it to ~/.bash_aliases which I source in my ~/.bashrc.

I'm not sure that it adds a great deal since aliases are just shortcuts and don't offer much else in the way of features. Just wondering.

The sed tricks link makes good reading by the way.

Dave


Jon Kulp says: Correction/Improvement

Posted at 2015-04-17T19:45:26Z relating to the show hpr5255 which was released on by entitled

I find now that I can streamline the "capitalize this" command by cutting out the last couple of xclip things, like this:

xdotool key Control+c && $KEYPRESS "$(xclip -o | sed 's/\(.*\)/\L\1/' | sed -r 's/\<./\U&/g')"


Jon Kulp says: inspirational!

Posted at 2015-04-16T16:35:19Z relating to the show hpr1749 which was released on 2015-04-16 by Lord Drachenblut entitled Scale 13x Part 6 of 6

really loved this interview! He's the same age as my son, who is also interested in tech, though not quite the prodigy that this guy appears to be. Wonderful.


FiftyOneFifty says: KITT

Posted at 2015-04-15T09:04:00Z relating to the show hpr1758 which was released on 2015-04-29 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff part 3

I might have expected any story about the Knight Foundation would have taken me into the "shadowy world of a man who does not exist"


FiftyOneFifty says: Disapointed

Posted at 2015-04-10T19:56:42Z relating to the show hpr1754 which was released on 2015-04-23 by Jon Kulp entitled D7? Why Seven?

I thought this was going to be a podcast on Klingon battle cruisers.


Andres says: I uploaded one as a result of this

Posted at 2015-04-06T16:29:35Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

Uploaded an episode that ticks all the boxes.


Mike Ray says: Pearls before swine

Posted at 2015-04-06T15:27:30Z relating to the show hpr1741 which was released on 2015-04-06 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for March 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Hmmmph! No more literary references from me in comments :-/. Seems like only Kevin knew what I was on about.


Jonathan Kulp says: How do I do this? Watch this screen capture and see

Posted at 2015-04-05T23:06:45Z relating to the show hpr1732 which was released on 2015-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

In case any of you are interested after hearing these episodes about
the digital make-overs of counterpoint textbooks, I made a
screencast showing the workflow that I use to create the
embedded musical examples and put them in the book. I don't
go into any detail as far as the scripts that are run in the
background, you just get to see magic in action.

https://youtu.be/JWlKNe2nEE0


JimZat says: Enlightening!

Posted at 2015-04-01T13:48:24Z relating to the show hpr1738 which was released on 2015-04-01 by Various Hosts entitled Credit Card PIN breach, from a series on April Fools Shows

Thanks for this informative episode.

I was shocked to hear both my credit card PIN and my voice-mail PIN listed.

I am pleased that my ATM card PIN was not among the list of those listed.


Robert Stackhouse says: Slashes

Posted at 2015-04-01T04:11:03Z relating to the show hpr1732 which was released on 2015-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

An easy mnemonic, at least for me, is to remember that slash direction, is the way the top corner of the slash is pointing.


Dave Morriss says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-03-31T18:56:47Z relating to the show hpr1737 which was released on 2015-03-31 by Frank Bell entitled Five Steps to Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

Hi Frank,

This was enjoyable. A good way to help people nervous about Vim get past the first hurdles.

Dave


Dave Morriss says: Re: Small problem

Posted at 2015-03-31T12:31:28Z relating to the show hpr1737 which was released on 2015-03-31 by Frank Bell entitled Five Steps to Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

Fixed!


zloster says: Small problem

Posted at 2015-03-31T11:18:49Z relating to the show hpr1737 which was released on 2015-03-31 by Frank Bell entitled Five Steps to Vim, from a series on Vim Hints

The first two links in the notes have a broken href value: .


Jonathan Kulp says:

Posted at 2015-03-31T02:35:07Z relating to the show hpr1736 which was released on 2015-03-30 by b-yeezi entitled How I run my small business using Linux

Very nice! Your episode reminded me that I wanted to try Ranger about two years ago but totally forgot about it. It's pretty amazing. Looking forward to some more episodes from you.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2015-03-30T06:30:42Z relating to the show hpr1714 which was released on 2015-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 001, from a series on Vim Hints

`ssh -X` should do fine for gvim without additional configuration (as long as the server's sshd is configured to allow X-Forwarding).
But I prefer vim staying in the terminal and _not_ responding to any mouse input ;)


Tomas says: Broken links

Posted at 2015-03-29T10:12:37Z relating to the show hpr1178 which was released on 2013-02-06 by Seetee entitled Interviews with Laura Creighton and Armin Rigo, from a series on Interviews

The link to the videos from the FSCON interviews appear to be broken. The link to Laura Creighton seem broken as well.


EllusionSK says: Great show

Posted at 2015-03-29T05:40:28Z relating to the show hpr1720 which was released on 2015-03-06 by Ahuka entitled 15 Certificate Issues and Solutions, from a series on Privacy and Security

Just wanted to comment that I really enjoyed the show, keep'em coming. Hopefully in privacy / security / crypto etc


Dave Morriss says: Stripped down Vim

Posted at 2015-03-26T12:38:43Z relating to the show hpr1714 which was released on 2015-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 001, from a series on Vim Hints

Hi 0xf10e,

Thanks for the comments. You are right about the "standard" Vim on Linux. I had forgotten. Recently when I set up a new Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) I found the issue you mention and had to install several extra vim-related components to get what I wanted.

I have actually put full-blown Vim on my server, then if I want gVim, I have transferred the screen back to my workstation over X. I use

ssh -x user@server

to login, then when I type 'gvim file' the window appears on my desktop. I may have had to do other configuration that I have forgotten about to make this happen, probably something with 'xhost'.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2015-03-26T09:35:28Z relating to the show hpr1714 which was released on 2015-02-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 001, from a series on Vim Hints

Nice introduction to Vim!

`vi` on a Linux system (say CentOS) normally is a stripped down Vim as far as I can tell. On FreeBSD `vi` is part of the base system and thus has the "can't go back in insert mode" limitation (I, too, stumble upon now and then…).

I think OS X comes with Vim out of the box but it sure behaves as on any other BSD/unixiod OS in regards to `~/.vimrc`.

BTW - for anyone wanting Vim on their server: the not full-blown-including-X11-support pkg on FreeBSD is "vim-lite" and "vim-nox" on Ubuntu


Daniel Worth says: Best Show This Year.

Posted at 2015-03-24T20:55:40Z relating to the show hpr1732 which was released on 2015-03-24 by Jon Kulp entitled Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Fantastic job on this. I find it VERY useful. More please!


anonymous says: good points

Posted at 2015-03-21T18:43:06Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

maybe I'll do one. MAYBE....


Mike Ray says: Arch Linux on RPI

Posted at 2015-03-21T18:14:23Z relating to the show hpr1730 which was released on 2015-03-20 by FiftyOneFifty entitled 5150 Shades of Beer 0005 River City Brewing Company Revisited, from a series on Beverages

Hello. Good episode. I'm fast rethinking my ideas about American beer and realising it's not all Coors and Budweiser 'fizzy water'.

I have a script which will create an Arch image for flashing to an SD card. It will create images for either the original Pi or the Pi2.

It downloads a root file-system from archlinuxarm.org, creates a raw image file, creates file-systems in the file and then mounts them with kpartx and losetup before copying the file-system etc into the right place.

Here's a public drip-box link to get it:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/59970788/make-rpi-arch.sh

Now I'm off round the off-license to get a couple of bottles of Guinnes Porter, carrying my Raspberry Pi on my back


rstackhouse says: Automating alias file creation

Posted at 2015-03-21T15:08:39Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Great show. I'm a programmer so my brain is geared to finding automatable tasks. Almost as soon as you mentioned the alias file, I started wondering if there was a way to automate adding to it. This guy used a vim autocommand to do it: http://www.twodee.org/blog/?p=7108. This guy used a Mutt display filter: http://wcm1.web.rice.edu/mutt-tips.html. I'm wondering about using procmail and some python for that purpose.


Mirwi says: Great show!

Posted at 2015-03-20T06:05:44Z relating to the show hpr1690 which was released on 2015-01-23 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Breadboard, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Heavily catching up, just listened yesterday.

Loved it. It was entertaining to listen to you doing every single step and seeing you do it before my minds eye. I'd never thought about describing it in such detail, but you have a point there. Surely there are a lot of listeners just starting out with this stuff and you pick them up right at the beginning, to lead them further on.

The 3V3 are sorted out by Mike, so let me comment on the "speaker". It's worth noting that whenever you say speaker, you actually mean "buzzer". The buzzer includes already some electronics to generate the tone, so we hear the beep. With a speaker (or headphone,...) on its own, you only will hear crackling sounds the moment you close or break the circuit. Due to the low resistance of the speaker coil, there can be a high current flowing, which might damage it. So when using a speaker, please add a series resistor or capacitor.

Regards,
Michael


Jon Kulp says: Beautiful!

Posted at 2015-03-19T17:10:54Z relating to the show hpr1729 which was released on 2015-03-19 by David Whitman entitled Shield's Up - Wood Stove Heat Shield Project

how could your wife possibly call this ugly? It's excellent! Very impressive reduction of heat. Really enjoyed this episode, please post more!


Jonas says:

Posted at 2015-03-19T07:57:34Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Great show. I'm installing mutt now. I didn't realize you could use vi/vim as a mail editor/writer. I was also interested to hear how to use text web browsers and urlview in a text mail client. Great stuff.
It's always interesting to hear the different subjects the hosts have to talk about. Keep up the great work!


zloster says: Other useful browser extensions for Firefox

Posted at 2015-03-18T20:35:49Z relating to the show hpr1728 which was released on 2015-03-18 by Fin entitled Requested Topic: Favourite Browser Extensions, from a series on Privacy and Security

First, congratulations for the good episode.

I would like to add two extensions that are very useful to be privacy and security aware while browsing and in the same time require almost no user intervention:
1) https://www.eff.org/privacybadger - this is a tool created by EFF (Electronic Frontier Fondation). It blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. The best part is that it learns which sites are trying to track you and automatically blocks them. You can always override/stop the block if you want;
2) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ssleuth/ - it ranks an established SSL/TLS (the one's with https in front) connection and gives a brief summary rating with all the details and a numeric rank from 0 to 10.

Another useful extention that is not privacy related is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/ - with it you can manage any SQLite database on your computer. For example Skype application have such a file where the content of all conversions are stored.


archer72 says:

Posted at 2015-03-17T16:09:37Z relating to the show hpr1727 which was released on 2015-03-17 by Frank Bell entitled Basic Mutt

Great show!
I have one tip. The rc file can be reloaded without restarting mutt. The command will do the same thing, and show any errors in the file setup.


johanv says: LOL!

Posted at 2015-03-17T15:13:50Z relating to the show hpr1726 which was released on 2015-03-16 by knightwise entitled 15 Excuses not to Record a show for HPR

Thank you for the reminder :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks johanv

Posted at 2015-03-17T14:40:05Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

If researching these shows has taught me anything it's been that there is so much more to learn about Vim. It is vast!
The whole point of doing them is to share what I have found out, and I'm happy to say that along the way I'm finding out still more :-)


johanv says: You always learn new things

Posted at 2015-03-17T12:43:12Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

I am a vim user for more than 10 years. And there is still so much that I don't know; I keep on learning new things. E.g. thanks to wonderful podcasts like this one :-)


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Phalax

Posted at 2015-03-16T22:23:30Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

Glad you're enjoying it. There's more to come soon


Phalax says: Good job

Posted at 2015-03-16T17:53:32Z relating to the show hpr1721 which was released on 2015-03-09 by Mike Ray entitled Cross-compilers Part 2

Hey there Mike.
Thank you for this fantastic series. You make a difficult topic understandable. ;)


Phalax says: Great series

Posted at 2015-03-16T17:49:51Z relating to the show hpr1724 which was released on 2015-03-12 by Dave Morriss entitled Vim Hints 002, from a series on Vim Hints

Thank you Dave for this great series on Vim.
Really makes my fingers itch. ;)


Dave Morriss says: Excellent show

Posted at 2015-03-12T07:55:51Z relating to the show hpr1723 which was released on 2015-03-11 by Kevie entitled Success With Students

Hearing the story of how you introduced your students to FLOSS brought a big smile to my face.

It's so sad that a knowledge of how the world works, critical thinking and similar topics aren't already on the curriculum.

Thanks Kevie


Ken Fallon says: I listen to all shows

Posted at 2015-03-11T01:02:16Z relating to the show hpr1723 which was released on 2015-03-11 by Kevie entitled Success With Students

Hi Kevie,

I listen to each and every show. Even the Scottish ones :)

Ken.


FiftyOneFifty says: I'm a big dummy and got the URL wrong

Posted at 2015-03-10T20:28:19Z relating to the show hpr1722 which was released on 2015-03-10 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS

Mike is right, like a big dummy I got the URL wrong, even though I've had the page open for the last couple months and all the time during which i was compiling my show notes. Dave Morris was able to fix the show notes for me, but i was busy all weekend and didn't deliver the revised audio to Ken Fallon in time. Sorry folks.


mike dupont says: http://kansaslinuxfest.us

Posted at 2015-03-09T17:56:41Z relating to the show hpr1722 which was released on 2015-03-10 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS

http://kansaslinuxfest.us


ARMed says: Part 1

Posted at 2015-03-09T04:20:39Z relating to the show hpr1721 which was released on 2015-03-09 by Mike Ray entitled Cross-compilers Part 2

It would be nice if you had the link to part 1 in the description too.


Ken Fallon says:

Posted at 2015-03-05T09:29:31Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

One thing I missed is that the logfile needs to exist the first time you run it so it may produce errors.

@Ian I just tried it on another computer and it didn't complain. It could be that copying and pasting from the web page is causing problems. Try downloading it with wget

wget -O ./boyt.sh http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1430-downloader.bash.txt

then running it

sh +x ./boyt.sh


Alison Chaiken says: Thanks for these segments

Posted at 2015-03-05T03:59:26Z relating to the show hpr1702 which was released on 2015-02-10 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5, from a series on Interviews

I really enjoyed listening to them.


JPRedonnet says: Ciwiki

Posted at 2015-03-04T11:39:35Z relating to the show hpr1496 which was released on 2014-04-28 by MrX entitled wiki on the raspberry pi

Hi timttmy,

I am pleased you like ciwiki. If you have some toubles with it, or if you need more functionnalities. Don't hesitate to send me an email. You will find me email addr on sourceforge.net/projects/ciwiki/.

I'am the developper of this fork,
JP Redonnet.


Mike Ray says: Great podcast

Posted at 2015-03-04T01:10:07Z relating to the show hpr1718 which was released on 2015-03-04 by FiftyOneFifty entitled What's In My Pickup Toolbox, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

I was right there! It was all I could do at the end of this podcast not to go and wash the oil and grime from 5150's toolbox off my hands :-)


Ian says:

Posted at 2015-03-03T04:59:39Z relating to the show hpr1430 which was released on 2014-01-24 by Ken Fallon entitled thebestofyoutube.com download script, from a series on Bash Scripting

I have copied the script but when I try to run it it says:

toshy@toshy-Satellite-A300:~/Desktop$ ./boyt.sh
awk: line 0: regular expression compile failed (missing operand)
"|?



Dave Morriss says: Fear and Lothian

Posted at 2015-03-02T22:02:31Z relating to the show hpr2151 which was released on 2016-10-31 by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 entitled BarCamp Manchester part 2, from a series on Interviews

You obviously absorbed more Scottish culture in your eight years than I have done in my thirty or more!

Your original smiley was fine. A semicolon dash p looked to me like a tongue-out wink.


Mike Ray says: Also in the parcel

Posted at 2015-03-02T19:06:25Z relating to the show hpr1716 which was released on 2015-03-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

I lived for nearly eight years just along the coast near Prestonpans, but I'm also in that parcel of rogues. My tongue-out smiley went wrong in the first comment thanks to an access tech fault that falsely reports some characters as being on the screen twice...when I deleted what I thought was an extra dash it was the colon in :-p


Dave Morriss says: Robert Burns

Posted at 2015-03-02T15:50:26Z relating to the show hpr1716 which was released on 2015-03-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Mike.

I'm afraid that Burns quotes are lost on me. It did seem like quite an apposite phrase nevertheless. I'm proud to be one of the "Parcel" :-)


Mike Ray says: 'Parcel of Rogues' and access tech

Posted at 2015-03-02T13:59:48Z relating to the show hpr1716 which was released on 2015-03-02 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for February 2015, from a series on HPR Community News

Hello. Just listened to the community news for Feb. The 'Parcel of Rogues' comment I made about hpr1700 was a Burns quote. I thought Dave might have picked up on that given where he lives.

Ken, if you send me your hat-size I'll send you a brown paper bag to put over your head while you dabble with the access tech us blind folks use.

It might have the double-benefit of drowning out your singing ;-p


Mike Ray says: Follow up to "what's in my crate"

Posted at 2015-03-02T13:08:37Z relating to the show hpr1712 which was released on 2015-02-24 by Mike Ray entitled What's in my Crate, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hello. OK, I will do just that. And explain the mechanisms that exist in Linux to support access technology, the actual tools that exist and how I do stuff


Beeza says: Follow-up Episode Please

Posted at 2015-03-02T12:29:18Z relating to the show hpr1712 which was released on 2015-02-24 by Mike Ray entitled What's in my Crate, from a series on What's in My Toolkit

Hi Mike

This was a fascinating hint of some of the equipment which enables you to use computers.

I am sure it would be helpful for HPR listeners generally, and developers in particular, to hear an episode describing exactly how you manage to code and navigate round a desktop and web pages without the benefit of sight.

Knowing how complex some web pages and applications can be, I simply cannot begin to understand how you do it.

From a developer's perspective I'd be very interested to know how you can test applications, use debuggers and so on.

You mentioned having a box of SD cards. How do you work out which is which?

If you could describe what would make life easier for you, in terms of GUI and web page design, perhaps it might just make us a bit more thoughtful when we layout our designs.

Regards

Beeza


Charles says: Patronage as an alternative to marketplaces?

Posted at 2015-02-27T16:56:13Z relating to the show hpr1683 which was released on 2015-01-14 by lostnbronx entitled Theater of the Imagination: Part 06, from a series on THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION

As a long time fan of audio dramas, I really enjoyed this podcast. So thank you for recording it.

In the podcast you discussed what it might take to have audio drama become a viable paying outlet of "content". You seemed to focus particularly on making audio drama a first class citizen in the existing marketplaces (e.g. Amazon or iTunes). That is certainly one way to go. However, those places are just retailers, and they retail what is already popular. I don't think you can actually count on them to innovate in this space.

I wonder if a better way to develop a market for audio drama is to build your audience and provide an easy way for fans to pay for content. Crowd sourcing patronage seems to be getting some traction. Patreon, for instance, provides a platform for creators to reach their fans directly and for fans to directly compensate their favorite creators. Snowdrift coop is a platform that might suitable for creative commons style work (assuming it launches successfully).

It's still a heck of a lot of hard work, but if you followed a patronage model, the the hardwork of building a fan base won't get filtered by the business models of the retailers whose interest don't necessarily align with either the creators or the fans. Additionally, a patronage model can provide a base for successful creators to make inroads into the more traditional (mainstream) marketplaces.


johanv says: Nice!

Posted at 2015-02-26T12:28:28Z relating to the show hpr1710 which was released on 2015-02-20 by Ken Fallon entitled Windows Remote Desktop on GNU/Linux, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thank you for sharing this. I didn't know about this rdesktop alternative. Now I don't have to worry about the 'CredSSP required by server' messages any more.


Charles says:

Posted at 2015-02-25T16:56:45Z relating to the show hpr1703 which was released on 2015-02-11 by Kevie entitled Open Source CD Rippers

This was a nice informative introduction to these rippers. I greatly enjoyed the music intermissions too. :)


Marshal Mellow says: Good job

Posted at 2015-02-23T04:54:51Z relating to the show hpr1707 which was released on 2015-02-17 by Beeza entitled A tour round my desktop

Good delivery, adequate sound quality, and informative content.

Good going Bezza. looking forward to more.

MM


Dave Morriss says: Rommelsbacher EKO 366/E

Posted at 2015-02-20T11:36:08Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

Hi 1093i3511,

That's certainly an impressive looking device. Thanks for pointing it out.

However, the Luddite in me tends to prefer the simplicity of the Bialetti (currently around 20GBP on Amazon UK) to this machine (around 73GBP), though I agree that the necessity of a stove makes the German device a good choice for many.


1093i3511 says:

Posted at 2015-02-19T23:58:55Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

There's a company located in Germany producing a variation, or better said a combination, based on the same principle. But using an electric kettle bottom piece. Thus you won't have to use your stove.
Using it since 5+ years on a daily basis.

http://www.rommelsbacher.de/en/products/coffee/details/eko-366e/


Windigo says: Creating a bridge interface

Posted at 2015-02-16T16:05:10Z relating to the show hpr1522 which was released on 2014-06-03 by klaatu entitled How to Use Docker and Linux Containers

So glad you submitted this episode, Klaatu. I recently turned to Docker/containers to share my web development environment across machines/reinstalls, and stumbled when it came to create a bridge interface.

For anyone else looking, here's the command Klaatu mentioned:

ip link add br0 type bridge


Ken Fallon says: K3b

Posted at 2015-02-13T11:35:36Z relating to the show hpr1703 which was released on 2015-02-11 by Kevie entitled Open Source CD Rippers

Sadly K3B was missing from the list. Definitely one to review.


JM says: great work!!

Posted at 2015-02-12T17:30:37Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

I was giggling when I hear my name go by...great stuff!


borgu says: reactos moar!

Posted at 2015-02-12T07:08:39Z relating to the show hpr1702 which was released on 2015-02-10 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5, from a series on Interviews

Ken! That russian guy from ReactOS was great! He totally made my morning. He's attitude and that funny russian accent and his project!I love it! Please, make moar interviews with him! Moar interviews.. moar..... :D


Epicanis says: Not what I was expecting...

Posted at 2015-02-11T22:57:47Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

That was...awe-inspiring!

From the description and the fact that it was "only" ten minutes as reported by the feed, I was expecting a short simple retrospective of some sort.

Instead, I ended up literally slack-jawed as I listened and realized that if you got everyone who has contributed to HPR at least once together and just had them announce themselves that it'd still take over *8 minutes* to get through all of them...so far.

I hope you saved all that as a starting point for when the 3000th episode comes up! That was a LOT of original audio to dig through.


Mikael says: Thank you, Ken

Posted at 2015-02-11T06:55:33Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

This episode just made me smile :-)

I can only imagine the amount of work you put into this episode, Ken

Thank you for all the work you do for the community.


FiftyOneFifty says: Thanks for the memories

Posted at 2015-02-06T20:48:54Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

Thanks for the great ep, everything one needs to know about HPR in ten minutes. I appreciate the amount of time that you must have spent editing.


Mike Ray says: Such a parcel of rogues

Posted at 2015-02-06T08:32:04Z relating to the show hpr1700 which was released on 2015-02-06 by Ken Fallon entitled Today with a Techie episode two thousand

Brilliant. A mammoth feat of editing.


Mike Ray says: Thanks for asking the right questions

Posted at 2015-02-05T13:29:02Z relating to the show hpr1699 which was released on 2015-02-05 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 3 of 5, from a series on Interviews

Well done Ken, so far. I've enjoyed the Fossdem interview casts so far. Don't usually get much from the interview episodes but this has been good.

Thanks for asking the right questions about accessibility. I have had to smile at some of the reactions. Like the guy saying they are trying to get it right for 99% of the users before bothering to do anything about accessibility. And your response was quite right, because we all know that is a moving target.

Was dismayed you didn't ask about accessibility to the DouDouLinux guy, who said a lot about what's on the screen.

And their tag-line: "...pleasant as possible; while also making computer use more accessible to all children on earth, without discrimination...,". I bet blind kids haven't even occurred to him.

I'm dying to see if Linux Mint features in the last episode.


FiftyOneFifty says: Play dat funky music

Posted at 2015-02-05T11:29:20Z relating to the show hpr1699 which was released on 2015-02-05 by Ken Fallon entitled FOSDEM 2015 Part 3 of 5, from a series on Interviews

Where did you get the funky bumper music?


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 2015-02-04T07:29:45Z relating to the show hpr1687 which was released on 2015-01-20 by Thaj Sara entitled Podcast recommendations, from a series on Podcast recommendations

Thanks for sharing your OPML ;)


incandenza says: My favorite so far

Posted at 2015-01-29T22:38:29Z relating to the show hpr1693 which was released on 2015-01-28 by Cibola Jerry entitled DD fun

Awesome episode! Been listening to HPR for a few months now. This one was my favorite so far. I enjoy when as as listener I get to follow along on a deep dive into a particular command. Learned a lot. Thanks CJ!


Dave says: Great tutorial

Posted at 2015-01-29T21:58:55Z relating to the show hpr1693 which was released on 2015-01-28 by Cibola Jerry entitled DD fun

That was great. I didn't know it was possible to write files outside the filesystem.


archer72 says:

Posted at 2015-01-29T18:47:35Z relating to the show hpr1691 which was released on 2015-01-26 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Arduino IO, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Very enjoyable show. I would consider getting an arduino if I can find a use case for it. Looking forward to the next show.


mcnalu says: Arduislack

Posted at 2015-01-27T22:09:32Z relating to the show hpr1691 which was released on 2015-01-26 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Arduino IO, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Really enjoying this Klaatu. Very timely as I'm getting my 10-year-old son into playing with his arduino and breadboard. Not only that, but we're using Slackware! So I'm picking up lots of useful tips from this series.


Tcuc says: Nice, great quality :-)

Posted at 2015-01-23T16:21:26Z relating to the show hpr4416 which was released on by entitled

Thanks for a good quality episode! I'm studying electronics, and of like to say that this is very accurate ;-) and if you want to discuss terminology, please ask. I love to talk about electronics :-D


Mike Ray says: 3v3

Posted at 2015-01-23T07:07:11Z relating to the show hpr1690 which was released on 2015-01-23 by klaatu entitled Arduino 101 Breadboard, from a series on Arduino and related devices

Good show. Beat me to it...I have show notes for three shows about Arduino, just need to do the recordings.

Just a note about 3v3 on the Arduino board. This is not a typo; it is common practice in electronics to replace the decimal point with the unit. So 3v3 is 3.3 volts, 2n2 stamped on a capactor or on a circuit diagram is 2.2 nano-Farads and 4k7 against a resistor on a circuit diagram is 4.7 kilohms.

My Arduino shows were going to be about the command-line tools available for programming.

I will wait and see what your next show(s) contain so I don't duplicate your great efforts


Epicanis says: Timely information!

Posted at 2015-01-22T21:14:44Z relating to the show hpr1683 which was released on 2015-01-14 by lostnbronx entitled Theater of the Imagination: Part 06, from a series on THEATER OF THE IMAGINATION

I'm actually trying to get an "audio adventure" sort of project going myself, and up to this point I wasn't sure anybody was doing anything like it other than perhaps "Welcome to Night Vale".

All I've gotten so far is an 80-second "teaser" I did on a whim just to see what it was like trying to blend in multiple bits of dialog, perform several voices, mix in sound-effects, and overlay music, which at least demonstrates to me that I'm technically capable of producing something that doesn't suck horribly. It's nice to hear that there are people still working in this art form in the modern era on the internet - at least if I can get going, your episode lets me know there are plenty of people who have a heck of a lot more skill and experience who I might be able to get advice from...

Now I need to go back and listen to the previous episode of yours from this series!


Kevin O'Brien says: LibreOffice Version

Posted at 2015-01-19T19:48:00Z relating to the show hpr1665 which was released on 2014-12-19 by Ahuka entitled 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables, from a series on LibreOffice

It was 4.1.6.2. I know that is not the most current version, but I do
these in advance and schedule them out.


Steve Bickle says: Last comment really belongs on ep 1655

Posted at 2015-01-18T12:33:47Z relating to the show hpr1665 which was released on 2014-12-19 by Ahuka entitled 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables, from a series on LibreOffice

OOPS!


Steve Bickle says: What version of LibreOffice was the example created in?

Posted at 2015-01-18T12:30:21Z relating to the show hpr1665 which was released on 2014-12-19 by Ahuka entitled 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables, from a series on LibreOffice

Ahuka,

Thats a really clear explanation of pivot tables, I'm sure I'll find a good use for these at some point. Thanks.

When trying to create a pivot table on the sample sheet you provided, It resulted in #VALUE errors in the totals of the resulting table. So I updated to the latest version of LibreOffice. I still had the same problem.

So then I then use a clean sheet with the data-set from sheet 1 of your example, then pivot tables worked fine as you described.

Hence the question about what version of LibreOffice was the sheet created with?

I ask because there may be a compatibility bug between versions that I should report.

Steve


Klaatu says: Very informative

Posted at 2015-01-08T04:47:09Z relating to the show hpr1654 which was released on 2014-12-04 by Ken Fallon entitled Using AS numbers to identify where you are on the Internet

This is the kind of show I love: hard facts provided as straight-forward information in plain english. Well done, sir!


Klaatu says: slacker

Posted at 2015-01-08T04:46:06Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Great overview of Slackware. I do think the hardest part about Slack is indeed not doing the research. By this, I mean one doesn't read the docs, or one doesn't go out and look for information when needed. Part of this, I think, is because that information isn't really being shouted out by every Linux news site one goes to, so one does have to go look for it a bit.

But http://docs.slackware.com is definitely a great resource, as are the sites of other Known Slackers.


Klaatu says: great episode!

Posted at 2015-01-08T04:41:01Z relating to the show hpr1673 which was released on 2014-12-31 by Michal Cieraszynski entitled How I use ZFS on Linux, from a series on Filesystems

Thanks for this great information about ZFS. I was really not clear on how to implement it, but it doesn't seem so scary now that you have explained the options. Thank you!

Great first-podcast-ever, by the way!


Ken Fallon says: Workaround to my unison issues

Posted at 2015-01-06T13:25:55Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

On Fedora you can install different versions. So now I have the following versions installed.

unison-2.13
unison-2.27
unison-2.40

First I create the profile in unison-2.13, which fails to sync.

Then I open the existing profile with unison-2.40 and it syncs.

A hack.

Ken.


Alison Chaiken says: Thanks for informative episode

Posted at 2015-01-04T15:54:48Z relating to the show hpr1672 which was released on 2014-12-30 by Steve Smethurst entitled Systemd for Learner Drivers

I'm giving a talk this week (Jan 2015) on systemd and have made some slides that reinforce and complement yours:

http://she-devel.com/systemd_talk.pdf

I've also posted the files for my demos, which I've recorded.

Thanks for your hard work,
Alison Chaiken


Steve Smethurst says: Correction

Posted at 2015-01-04T12:31:12Z relating to the show hpr1672 which was released on 2014-12-30 by Steve Smethurst entitled Systemd for Learner Drivers

In the podcast I wrongly stated that both my computers use systemd. Of course, Mint 17.1 installed on my laptop uses init. The podcast is based on Fedora 20 installed on my desktop. Sorry for any confusion.


Rill says: T for the tip.hanks

Posted at 2015-01-01T04:56:43Z relating to the show hpr1667 which was released on 2014-12-23 by Rill entitled How to start a Blog

Good to know. I haven't heard of this one.


davi jordan says:

Posted at 2014-12-28T00:35:17Z relating to the show hpr1667 which was released on 2014-12-23 by Rill entitled How to start a Blog

We like Flatpress as it has so far not required that a database be used to set up like WP and the rest. Perfect for the RPi.


Dave Morriss says: Re: BIT rss feed issues

Posted at 2014-12-25T19:02:43Z relating to the show hpr1663 which was released on 2014-12-17 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology, from a series on Interviews

I asked Greg Greenlee and he pointed to http://www.spreaker.com/user/6698969/episodes/feed for the podcasts.

He said he was going to make this more plain on the BIT website.


dodddummy says: BIT rss feed issues

Posted at 2014-12-25T13:38:23Z relating to the show hpr1663 which was released on 2014-12-17 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology, from a series on Interviews

I added the BIT rss feed to gpodder but new shows don't register. Do I have to register for the rss to work?


Gabriel Evenfire says: Re: Another great episode

Posted at 2014-12-24T17:50:44Z relating to the show hpr1666 which was released on 2014-12-22 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 3), from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for the feedback, especially letting me know what you'd like to hear next. I greatly enjoyed your episode on how to fix the sound by sending directly into the driver.

Now I may be wrong, but good use of the sound or GPU may first require me figuring out how to use the floating point unit, at least to use it well.

To be honest, it's an area that I've learned very little about. That makes it a great topic to explore, but it also means it may take me a bit longer to pull it together.

Cheers,
-- Gabriel Evenfire


Dave Morriss says: Appreciate the feedback

Posted at 2014-12-22T19:10:31Z relating to the show hpr1664 which was released on 2014-12-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 1, from a series on How I Found Linux

Thanks 0xf10e and Colin. The next episode is currently being constructed.

Regarding slide rules, my old Mathematics teacher would be rolling on the floor at the thought of my giving a tutorial I expect. However, I'd quite like to have a go. I'll see what I can do.

Dave


Colin says: Thanks Dave!

Posted at 2014-12-22T15:10:11Z relating to the show hpr1664 which was released on 2014-12-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 1, from a series on How I Found Linux

Hi Dave, good episode and very interesting. Like 0xf10e, I'm looking forward to the next one.

I followed the links on the slide rule and started to read about how it worked. Having never used one I was quite confused. Any chance of a slide rule tutorial?

Colin


Mike Ray says: Another great episode

Posted at 2014-12-22T14:41:21Z relating to the show hpr1666 which was released on 2014-12-22 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 3), from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for another great episode Gabriel. I've been looking forward to this one.

I hope there are more in the series and I'm particularly curious about sound rendering via the GPU


0xf10e says: Cool stuff ^^

Posted at 2014-12-20T09:12:35Z relating to the show hpr1664 which was released on 2014-12-18 by Dave Morriss entitled Life and Times of a Geek part 1, from a series on How I Found Linux

Very nice start, looking forward to more!


NYbill says: Another podcast for the catcher.

Posted at 2014-12-19T23:35:39Z relating to the show hpr1658 which was released on 2014-12-10 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff Part 2

Ha, the Daily Knowledge Podcast is pretty neat. I've added it to Beyondpod.

Thanks for the heads up.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jon, this is brilliant

Posted at 2014-12-19T10:33:07Z relating to the show hpr1657 which was released on 2014-12-09 by Jon Kulp entitled Hacking Gutenberg eBooks

This is an excellent episode and very useful.

I too am a Gutenberg user and have been meaning to reformat some of the books I have downloaded. You have given me some great tips about how to get started.

Thanks


NYbill says: Ah it just clicked!

Posted at 2014-12-18T22:27:58Z relating to the show hpr1659 which was released on 2014-12-11 by corenominal entitled OggCamp Interview with Jon Archer, from a series on Interviews

Hey Jon, we've known each other for a while online. After OGGcamp 2013, in IRC, I couldn't place meeting you (in person) and asked, "Did anyone introduce us?"

They hadn't.

But, hearing this episode, I think I just put the face to the name. You're the guy at the Fedora table! ;)

Cool, maybe I'll catch you at a future OGGcamp. I'll be sure to come over and say hello.


Alison Chaiken says: Would make a great basis for a hackfest

Posted at 2014-12-16T15:11:22Z relating to the show hpr1630 which was released on 2014-10-31 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 2), from a series on Programming 101

Parts 1 and 2 have about the right amount of content for a weekend workshop. It would be fun to have a "Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi" session as part of some weekend hackfest.


Måns Mårtensson says: Teacher

Posted at 2014-12-15T12:24:26Z relating to the show hpr1512 which was released on 2014-05-20 by Jon Kulp entitled Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

I wonder if you know TiddlyWiki?
http://tiddlywiki.com
I've been using it for music text books, note books etc...
It is searchable and downloadable as a single file. It can save changes from a browser and be used/edited locally on a pc or online via a plethora of backends or simply with a small php script.
Here are a couple of examples I made myself: TW classic: http://xn--mns-ula.dk/sky/apps/files_sharing/get.php?token=45ea57138089eeb535e36cee53b8831076041bf5
The new TW: http://bopland-tw5.tiddlyspot.com/

Cheers Måns Mårtensson, Denmark


Dave Morriss says: Magnatune

Posted at 2014-12-13T22:52:16Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Yay musicpeace.

Glad you liked the show. Yes Magnatune is great. John Buckman, the founder, is an impressive guy. The music really suits my tastes and is good value. I have a lifetime membership.


Dave Morriss says: iRiver Clix2

Posted at 2014-12-13T22:17:16Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

This device sounds really nice. I must lay my hands on one for my collection.

I use MTP for my Samsung YP-Q1, mounting it with mtpfs, so this isn't a problem. I currently generate playlists for RockBox when I upload files, so I'm hoping I can generate the same format files and put them somewhere for the Clix2 (assuming I find one).

Thanks again.


Beni says: Thanks guys

Posted at 2014-12-13T09:28:02Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Hey all,

Thanks for you feedback.

@Loomx interesting. For some reason it didn't work for me until I ran the scripts that makes it hybrid. Must have done something wrong. Maybe it failed for a totally different reason.

@Mike I believe CD iso images are read only by design, no matter whether the medium they're copied to could be written on. There is another slightly less intuitive way to create a installation usb drive. There is a usb image here:

http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware-14.1/usb-and-pxe-installers/

which can be copied to usb using the usbimg2disk.sh script. But you will have to copy the contents of the installation DVD over to the stick yourself to get a full installation medium.


Mike Ray says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-12-13T00:13:16Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Thanks for a great show. Slackware was the first distro I encountered in about 1997 or thereabouts, back when I could still see.

I would like to get it going again but it is not at the front of the pack for accessibility.

I have done what was suggested above and DDed the DVD ISO to a USB key and had a read.

There seems to be a kernel which supports speakup using hardware synths. Luckily I have a laptop with a serial port and I collect old hardware synths.

So I have the tools I would need to get it up and running.

I would like to create a talking version which will talk OOTB with a software synth; eSpeak. The software speech kernel module is not currently included.

One question I have immediately is; why does my USB stick end up read-only and can I change that and still have it bootable?

I guess this might be the first step towards getting a talking software speech version done

Thanks again.

Mike


Loomx says:

Posted at 2014-12-12T22:14:36Z relating to the show hpr1660 which was released on 2014-12-12 by beni entitled Trying out Slackware

Hi,

Thanks, I enjoyed listening :-)

A minor correction: since 14.1 the iso is an isohybrid file, so you can use dd to put it straight onto a pendrive and install from that.


Daven says: Thanks!

Posted at 2014-12-12T11:37:30Z relating to the show hpr1658 which was released on 2014-12-10 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff Part 2

Thanks for mentioning my podcast and website. :-)


p says:

Posted at 2014-12-10T21:22:37Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Should have said what an interesting podcast this was made in your usual laidback way. The Clix2 works fine with Linux (you simply expose the file system using mtp - it has two modes of connection) which was one of the reasons I bought it; I dislike the idea of syncing preferring to copy files across manually. I think it does come with some windows only software but I've never used it.


musicpeace says: Thanks Dave! & also for Magnatune

Posted at 2014-12-10T19:32:11Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

This was a really interesting topic to hear over audio, and your notes are great. Great that you mentioned your past podcast about Magnatune; Looks like a great distribution model for artists (&music fans). I look fwd to working through these, as well as other music apis like Soundcloud, as well as hearing your recent show about podcast/audio. Peace ;


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2014-12-09T16:13:57Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Mike: Perhaps I should be charging admission to the museum :-)
Thanks for the compressed air idea. I have recently bought one of these but it never occurred to me to use it for the old iRiver. I'll be trying it soon.

p: I never followed up on the iRiver Clix2. It looks superb but was pretty expensive if I recall correctly. Also, it doesn't take Rockbox and seems to have issues with interfacing without the Windows software, if I understand the reviews correctly. I see they are available on eBay so I might pick one up to check it out. Thanks


p says:

Posted at 2014-12-08T21:28:51Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Strange you never tried the iRiver Clix2 which was an excellent player


Mike Ray says: The Dave Morris National Audio Player Museum

Posted at 2014-12-08T18:24:07Z relating to the show hpr1656 which was released on 2014-12-08 by Dave Morriss entitled My audio player collection

Great show Dave. Just a suggestion with how to fix the joystick on the iRiver...you can get aerosol cans of compressed air from camera shops and probably from the likes of Maplin as well.

A blast of air into the little gaps around the joystick might shift the crud.

I think the cans come with a little tube like the ones that are taped to the side of a can of WD40


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Jon

Posted at 2014-12-05T21:30:57Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the feedback :-)


bort says:

Posted at 2014-12-04T22:16:44Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

hi fiftyonefifty

thanks for your podcast on Unison.

one thing i would add to what you said is both backends need to be the *exact* same version.

when i tried to get it working between two ubuntu machines (10.something and 12.something) they installed different versions by default and therefore wouldnt talk to each other. It took me AGES to work out what i was doing wrong.

cheers


Jon Kulp says:

Posted at 2014-12-04T10:40:14Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Geez just when I think I'm pretty good at something, along comes Dave to show me a whole category of cool bash tricks that I never tried before. Thanks :)


gigasphere says: Thanks Mike!

Posted at 2014-12-02T13:09:28Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Great episode Mike! It is really good to hear these kind of episodes. Also thanks for posting the links and how-to for us to do it ourselves. I had noticed the clipping recently whilst trying out espeak.

I completely agree about your point on accessable terminals.


gigasphere says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-12-02T10:59:07Z relating to the show hpr1637 which was released on 2014-11-11 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Communities Are Made of People

Hey 5150,

Thanks for episode, it was a really good listen and makes you remember that it is the people that make the difference!


Dave Morriss says: Ken Starks' Indiegogo campaign

Posted at 2014-12-01T14:45:26Z relating to the show hpr7697 which was released on by entitled

I forgot to send Ken the link that was mentioned on the Community News when we were talking about Ahuka's show hpr1639 last month. This was a recording of Ken Starks' talk at Ohio Linux Fest 2014. David Whitman also posted details of the campaign on the HPR mailing list on 2014-11-08.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/deleting-the-digital-divide-one-computer-at-a-time


Mike Ray says: Comment about the RPI GPU in com news for November

Posted at 2014-12-01T01:25:53Z relating to the show hpr1651 which was released on 2014-12-01 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for November 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

Just listened to the com news for November. I don't know what's been worse this month, 5150's snoring or ken Fallon's singing :)

About the GPU on the RPI; it's actually a pretty powerful little device. I think the GPU is every bit as powerful as the actual CPU. It supports hardware graphics acceleration as well as audio rendering and I have had CD quality audio playing at the same time as TTS through my OMX code and it never misses a beat. I can't speak for video though of course, but again I suspect it would manage pretty much anything any game can throw at it.

But then the last game I played was Duke Nukem 3D about fifteen years ago :)

It's also possible to split the RAM in different proprtions between the GPU and the CPU


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Mike

Posted at 2014-11-29T22:54:04Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

This one was fun to do particularly because it helped to drum this stuff into my head.

I find myself using the suffix removal trick quite often. For example, today I typed the following one-liner to make ImageMagick convert some JPEG files to PNG and reduce them to a more manageable size:

for f in P*.JPG; do convert $f -resize 640 ${f%.JPG}.png; done

Glad you found it useful.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks Tom

Posted at 2014-11-29T22:41:45Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Glad you enjoyed the podcast and found it useful.

I didn't want this episode to go too deep into Bash, so I deliberately drew the line at dealing with indirect references and positional parameters. I was almost ready to cover indirection, but finally decided not to. Perhaps next time!

Your example of 'echo ${!$#}' failing is, I assume, because Bash performs just one scan for parameter substitutions. In this case, even if it performed two passes, this would resolve to 'echo ${!3}' which returns nothing.

I tried this:

$ set -v -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; eval echo \${!$#}

which does do two passes. First time the backslash is dropped and $# returns 3 and second time Bash executes 'echo ${!3}' which does nothing. It's not illegal this time, but is counter-intuitive.

This one returns 'bliss':

$ set -v -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; ind=myargc; eval echo \${!$ind}

Bash is pretty cool!


Broam via 5150 says:

Posted at 2014-11-29T20:04:24Z relating to the show hpr1647 which was released on 2014-11-25 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Oggcast Planet Live 2014: The Cooking Show, from a series on Cooking

The recipe we used for Keema Paratha

as taken from:

Beranbaum, Rose Levy. 2003. The Bread Bible. New York, NY: WW Norton &
Company, inc.

ISBN 0-393-05794-1

Recipe is on page 232.


Needed equipment: (not in recipe, but it'll save you time)

Rolling pins, 1 per person is best
Clean counters or cutting boards
Tea Towels or Oiled plastic for covering dough
We usually go with the towels to cover.
Brush suitable for use with butter
Skillet (cast iron or nonstick), bigger is better
An extra skillet & spice grinder if using whole spices
Turner suitable for use on skillet
Couple of mixing bowls
Measuring spoons
Stand mixer or food processor capable of mixing dough (or by hand)
Food scale



290g (2c) Whole Wheat Flour, as fresh as possible
(alternately, equal parts Whole Wheat & Unbleached All-Purpose Flour)
6.6g (1t) salt
11.7g (1.5t) dry milk
177g (3/4c) water at room temperature

This makes one batch of dough. The filling recipe below fills two
batches of dough. (We made 4 batches of dough as you may recall.)

(It is possible to swap half the water with scalded milk that has been
cooled back to lukewarm. We did not do this; we used the dry milk.)

The recipe itself calls for a Food Processor or to do it by hand. We
used a stand mixer, so this is somewhat from memory.

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients first until well-blended. Then
mix in the water. We mixed for about 5 minutes or so (the food processor
says 45 seconds; the hand method says 10-15 minutes). The dough will be
smooth, soft, and very slightly sticky. You should be able to handle it
easily.

Let the dough rest for 30 minutes to 3 hours.


MEAT FILLING
We ended up using a lot more ground spices than whole spices. This is
the unmodified recipe in the book; it's more complicated than the
simplified version we used. Substituting ground & dried spices is
easier and more portable (we pre-mixed) but you lose flavor.

28g (2T) of your favorite frying fat
bay leaf
3 whole cloves (or equivalent amount ground)
1 cinnamon stick
~142g (~1c) 1 medium onion, finely chopped
2cm piece of ginger, peeled & minced
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2T coriander seeds (no weight noted)
1/2T cumin seeds (no weight noted)
1/2t ground turmeric
1T plain yogurt (we often use strained ("Greek") yogurt)
1T tomato sauce (we often use paste)

454g (1lb) beef, preferably chuck (85% lean, 15% fat).
Too lean and the mixture is dry; too rich and you'll have to drain
out flavor.

1/8t ground mace
we substitute allspice, even though it's not similar at all.
You may just wish to double the nutmeg.
1/8t ground nutmeg, preferably fresh grated
5g (3/4t) salt
1/2t cayenne pepper
recipe calls for 1/4 to 1/2. We recommend 1/2.
1/4c water


While the dough is resting, start the filling. It will keep 3 days,
and this makes enough to fill TWO batches of dough.

Heat frying fat over medium heat until hot.
Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves.
Fry until the bay leaf gets a bit dark.
(if not using whole spices, skip this step and jump right to the onion.)

Lower the heat (to low), add onion, ginger and garlic; sauté & stir.
In about 10 minutes onion will darken to medium brown.

While this is going on: Dry-roast coriander & cumin seeds over medium
heat about 2 minutes. They should smell fragrant. Allow them to cool,
then grind in your spice grinder. If not using whole spices, ignore
this section.

Add coriander, cumin, and turmeric to onion mixture, sauté for 2
minutes; stir constantly. Add yogurt; stir 1 minute. Add tomato sauce;
stir & cook 3 minutes.

Add meat, raise heat to medium. Sauté, break up lumps with your
spoon/spatula/turner, until meat is browned.

Add mace, nutmeg, salt, cayenne, and water. Lower heat to lowest
possible setting. Cover. Simmer for 45 minutes. If all the water
evaporates, add more a small amount at a time. The mixture should be
dry when you are done.

Let filling cool, then remove the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves
(if you used whole spices. They are a pain to fish out; we tend not to
use whole spices for these three.)

(Broam's note: also the cooking time is a bit much. We didn't let it
go 45 minutes; we cooked it on low until most of the water evaporated,
then let the mixture cool.)


48g (1/4c) clarified butter / ghee
(Broam sez: You can substitute regular unsalted butter, or you can
attempt to clarify it yourself, which is a bit labor intensive. Don't
use vegetable ghee, unless you're a vegan.)


Shape Dough:
Divide dough into 8 even pieces; roll into balls. (The recipe has you
roll into a long rope, then cut. This is not strictly necessary). Work
with one piece of dough at a time lest the others dry out.

With floured fingers, flowered rolling pin, and a floured surface,
flatten the balls of dough and roll into a 12cm (5") circle. Flour the
dough lightly if it sticks. Once rolled out, brush the excess flour
off. Brush the dough lightly with clarified butter, fold over, and
brush again. Fold over one more time.

After all the balls are buttered and folded, roll them out again. The
recipe says that you should be able to roll these into an 18cm (7")
round but we have never gotten our dough that stretchy.

Place 1/4c of the meat filling on top of the dough. Take another piece
and place it on top of the first piece. Fold the edges over 1cm (1/4")
and press to seal in the filling.

Flip the filled parathas over and use the rolling pin very gently. The
meat should not come through the dough.

(Broam says: Do not stack the parathas when finished. They'll stick
and it's a *nightmare* to separate them.)


FRY The Parathas

Heat large skillet over medium-low.

Brush pan with remaining clarified butter.
Place paratha in (you can cook a few at a time if they're small), fry
for 90 seconds. Brush surface with butter. Flip. Fry 60 seconds.

The dough may puff up a bit but will deflate when it's removed from
the heat. (Broam says: ours never do. YMMV).


SERVE the Parathas

Cut into 4 wedges. Keep finished parathas warm in a low oven ("warm"
setting) covered with foil while you cook the rest. (You can stack
them here.)

Can also be eaten at room temperature. Will keep overnight.


Mike Ray says: Great stuff

Posted at 2014-11-29T18:22:36Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Thanks for a great podcast Dave. Learned some stuff I didn't know.

I particulalry like:

echo ${var:?undefined}

And, something I've now incorporated into some scripts I have for conversion of one audio file type into another:

MP3=${M4A%.m4a}.mp3



Mike Ray says: Over to you Tony

Posted at 2014-11-29T17:10:33Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Hello Tony. What's the subject of your first HPR podcast going to be? Self-drive cars? I should explain that Tony has been kind enough to give me some lifts to our local Linux User Group in a car that almost, but not quite, drives itself


Mike Ray says: maryspeak, great stuff

Posted at 2014-11-29T00:31:12Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Hello Steve. Great stuff again with maryspeak. I've cloned it from github and at the moment I can't get any speech out of it but I suspect that's a permissions issue or something. Which user does maryspeak run as? If it runs as the user that executes the maryspeak command I would expect sound if the user belongs to the 'audio' group. I will solve it though because I am sure it is something I have not done.

I will pass this stuff on to Fernando of the F123 project because he has aksed me if I can produce a MaryTTS speech-dispatcher module and maryspeak may be an easy to hack the espeak-generic module to make marytts-generic.

On the subject of eSpeak; I suspect some folks have problems with languages other than English. Certainly Fernando says it is hard to understand when it is speaking Porteugese (I probably spelt that wrong).

I guess this is quite possible since I doubt Jonathan Duddington is polyglot :)

Nice to see that the maryspeak repo also contains the MaryTTS Debian howto.

Thanks again.

Mike


Tony Wood says:

Posted at 2014-11-28T16:26:35Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Brilliant, Mike! I'm most impressed.


Mike Ray says: Pi Accessibility

Posted at 2014-11-27T23:37:25Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Hello Steve. There is one guy at the Raspberry Pi Foundation who is aware of the problem and is going to try to get around to trying to fixing the sound driver. But as it is not broken for most applications and only seems to badly affect this accessibility issue I guess it is low priority. Personally I think using the GPU directly for tts is a good idea anyway as I have had all kinds of problems with ALSA and pulseaudio in the past

I'm now working on an Emacspeak server and then a speech-dispatcher module which also use my code library.

I think speech-dispatcher might already be ok but I suspect it is because the sd espeak module has the audio chunk size set so high that the stuttering doesn't occur but it eats up RAM as a result. My audio library is much leaner

I'm going to try to come up with an alternative to speech-dispatcher which will interface to Orca and run in a much smaller footprint.


Tom Rodman says: Thx for covering bash substring expansion

Posted at 2014-11-27T18:23:23Z relating to the show hpr1648 which was released on 2014-11-26 by Dave Morriss entitled Bash parameter manipulation, from a series on Bash Scripting

Enjoyed your podcast. Thanks for your work. I'll
have to start using the substring feature.
--

Another example:

Ex
$ forwork=Mustang
$ car=forwork
$ echo ${!car}
Mustang

Ex
$ set -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; echo ${!myargc}
bliss
$ set -- joy pain bliss; myargc=$#; echo ${!$#}
bash: ${!$#}: bad substitution

More bash tips at:

http://TRodman.com/blog


Steve Bickle says: Great Episode

Posted at 2014-11-27T10:07:06Z relating to the show hpr1649 which was released on 2014-11-27 by Mike Ray entitled Raspberry Pi Accessibility Breakthrough

Mike,

Great episode, this is the kind of thing I really like to hear on HPR. It's a shame that the BMC driver can't be fixed, especially since this bug has introduced an accessibility issue. I guess the driver in question is not open source though.


Steve Bickle says: Maryspeak project now on github

Posted at 2014-11-26T23:29:30Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Just wanted to add a quick note to the episode to say that the maryspeak project is on now on github along with the documentation in markdown files at https://github.com/scbickle/maryspeak


Steve Bickle says: Horses for courses

Posted at 2014-11-26T23:24:36Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Mike,

I am not a TTS developer either, I agree that eSpeak is a fantastic piece of code. As someone who started programming on the ZX81 and Atari 400 I can appreciate compact code.

The eSpeak voice is intelligible, and so I'm lead to believe, can still be understood at high speeds.

The eSpeak voice is generally not aesthetically pleasing to those less familiar with TTS. I think Ken was looking to the MaryTTS voices to find something more appealing to the general listener.

Having had a little more time to play with MaryTTS I can now appreciate that although seemingly more natural some elements of the voices are less intelligible at times. This may be the clipping you referred to on the mail list (I don't know because I don't really have a vocabulary to describe TTS voice quality). What I have noticed is that there are two types of MaryTTS voices, conversely to expectations the ones with the larger data-set appear to be less intelligible.

Which if any of the Mary voices are the clearest/cleanest?

The goals of eSpeak and MaryTTS are somewhat different, the Mary project appears to be a university research project. Having had a bit of a dig around in the MaryTTS code, I've found that it includes a lot of tools for recording and creating voices. There is also a whole range of effects processing and other tools to amend the vocal output model. Its definitely not a light weight TTS solution, but I don't think that was ever the intention.

I did notice that eSpeak can create static wav files using the -w switch so it probably wins there too.

Where MaryTTS or similar projects may win out over eSpeak would be to provide a more suitable voice to those who rely on speech synthesis to be able to speak. I recently heard this TED talk. http://www.ted.com/talks/rupal_patel_synthetic_voices_as_unique_as_fingerprints . The voices featured here appear to be a great improvement over MaryTTS, but I don't know what software they are using or if it is open source.


Frank says: Two supplements on Unison

Posted at 2014-11-21T21:57:47Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

Unison is really neat, I’ve been using it for a long time now to sync between several machines. I would like to make two additions to your explanations.

1) Unison in fact does *not* need the GUI installed. To set up the profile, you can also use an editor with the help of the (admittedly longish) documentation. And if used with the options -auto -ui text (it may select -ui text automatically, if no GUI is installed), it will show you the file list on the terminal and ask you for input there if needed.

2) To be more flexible in what can be synced (and to address your problem of capitalisation), I use the following trick:
- Create a new subdirectory in ~/.unison for each profile (I call them "-links" with being the ssh hostname for the remote sync partner). This subdirectory becomes the root directory for your profile.
- Fill that subdir with symbolic links to the items you want to sync. E.g. cd ~/.unison/laptop-links && ln -s /home/myname/Documents docs
- That way the directory to be synced can be called whatever you like, as long as the two symlinks have the same name on both sides.
- This also allows me to sync single files within a directory (e.g. ~/.vimrc) but not the dir itself, and also to sync directories that don’t share the same root, such as ~/docs and /mnt/data/music.
- Lastly, to make it all work, you must tell Unison to follow the symlinks you made. For this, add this to the profile config:
follow = Regex [^/]+
The Regex (regular expression) simply matches any character that is not a slash, hence everything on the topmost directory level (until the first slash).

Cheers.


0xf10e says:

Posted at 2014-11-20T20:03:01Z relating to the show hpr1643 which was released on 2014-11-19 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Unison Syncing Utility

Have you ever tried `rsync --recursive ~/LocalFolder/. you@server:/home/you/RemoteFolder/.`?
The '/.' tells `rsync` "this directory" and combined with '--recursive' (or an option enabling '--recursive' like '--archive') you can easily (r)sync a directory with all possible filenames without worrying about "extensions".
Won't create the target directory but works nicely if it's already created.

And there's actually a text/console interface for unison (package "unison240-text" on Fedora 20) so you /can/ initiate a sync without the GUI ;)


Kevin O'Brien says: You're welcome

Posted at 2014-11-18T20:03:40Z relating to the show hpr1640 which was released on 2014-11-14 by Ahuka entitled Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Encryption, from a series on Privacy and Security

Glad you liked it johanv. They are fun to do, and I am working on some more.


Mike Ray says: MaryTTS, clipping

Posted at 2014-11-18T19:20:46Z relating to the show hpr1642 which was released on 2014-11-18 by Al entitled Frist Time at Oggcamp, from a series on OggCamp

Great episode, but does anyone really think the serious clipping on the MaryTTS intro makes it more tolerable than eSpeak? It is so badly clipped I could hardly understand every word


Mikael says:

Posted at 2014-11-18T08:31:49Z relating to the show hpr1641 which was released on 2014-11-17 by johanv entitled The real reasons for using Linux

Nice episode, Johan. Some great points made. I enjoyed it very much.


johanv says: Thank you for explaining this

Posted at 2014-11-18T08:06:10Z relating to the show hpr1640 which was released on 2014-11-14 by Ahuka entitled Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Encryption, from a series on Privacy and Security

Hi,
Thank you for this informative episode. Now I actually have a clue about how these encryption algorithms actually work.


Mikael says: re Facebook

Posted at 2014-11-14T11:19:39Z relating to the show hpr1637 which was released on 2014-11-11 by FiftyOneFifty entitled Communities Are Made of People

Thanks for an interesting episode, FiftyOneFifty. :)

It is great to hear how people gather into communities, and even sort of spontaneous communties, to help out.

Before, I would never have thought of joining facebook, but I did a few weeks ago. Not for general "social" reasons, but mostly having to do with issues related to my health. There are very useful small communities on FB, and it is a very easy way to connect to people. It has meant a lot to me.

There are lots of problems with FB, but as you say, communities are made of people. That a corporation should be the intermediary is not nice, but FB can be a very useful tool.

As long as one doesn't put all one's ("social") eggs in one basket.

Take care

Mikael a.k.a inscius


Mike Ray says: MaryTTS howto etc

Posted at 2014-11-13T15:39:59Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Thanks for the great howto on installing MaryTTS.

I have installed it and run it on my Debian desktop and I have to say so far that I fail to see what everybody is raving about.

Writing any kind of software speech synthesiser is a massive undertaking and I take my hat off to anybody that can do it.

But to those who gripe about eSpeak and rave about MaryTTS I have to say; eSpeak is lean and mean and supports dozens of languages. MaryTTS on the other hand is bloated and the voice I have heard is not very much better than I am used to with eSpeak.

Speaking as a blind computer user, small footprint and fast, crisp operation is far more important than the sound of the voice. I fail to see how I could write a long text document on a modest machine and expect MaryTTS to keep up with the fact I have been typing for thirty years.

And I am speaking as a blind person.

With one or two notable exceptions, possibly the use of a TTS engine by children with print disabilities other than blindness, nobody need look any further than eSpeak, IMHO.

Where something like MaryTTS _might_ win, is in the creation of static wav files for repeated use, but for on-the-fly tts, nothing beats eSpeak.


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for the feedback

Posted at 2014-11-12T21:56:53Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

victor: Glad you liked the episode. I suspect the French press I mentioned was poorly made, since others I've owned since then have not been as stiff to operate. I have a metal one now which has a very smooth action, and I use it occasionally to make some slightly less strong coffee than the moka pot.
I do actually have a burr grinder. It's an attachment to my old Kenwood Chef food mixer and it does a pretty good job, even though it seems to be almost an antique. I got out of the habit of grinding my own beans, though I used to use the grinder a lot years ago. You have prompted me to go searching for what's available here in Edinburgh and to get back into using it - thanks!

expatpaul: Good to hear that you're enjoying the delights of coffee made this way.


expatpaul says: Bialetti

Posted at 2014-11-12T19:39:37Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

I recently aquired a Bialetti Moka Pot (a six cup model) it really is superb. I have to agree that it makes the best coffee I've made.


victor says: Great episode!

Posted at 2014-11-10T06:11:40Z relating to the show hpr1636 which was released on 2014-11-10 by Dave Morriss entitled How I make coffee, from a series on Coffee

Hi dave. I really enjoyed this podcast! First I\'d like to comment about your French press being to difficult to press. I think either your coffee was ground too fine or you added too much coffee to the press.

I own a French press and i haven\'t used it since i bought a moka pot this past summer. It\'s my favorite way to make coffee at the moment.

I\'d like to recommend investing in a burr grinder to improve your coffee experience. The encore electric grinder by baratza is an entry level burr grinder. It retails for $150 USD. Hand grinders work well too. Hario & porlex make some that sell for around $30.

Also, try buying local freshly roasted coffee!



Alison Chaiken says: Very valuable content

Posted at 2014-11-09T11:36:14Z relating to the show hpr1619 which was released on 2014-10-16 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 1), from a series on Programming 101

I really enjoyed listening and look forward to consulting your links. I work on the ARM Linux kernel on a different processor and appreciate the opportunity to learn more about how boot-time initialization really works and how ELF varies among processors.


Charles in NJ says: Returns are fun

Posted at 2014-11-03T13:24:24Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Thanks for this episode. I have used only old and refurbished computers at home since I began to use Linux. Refurbs give you the freedom to experiment with mods that you might not be willing to try on a new machine. Your speaker hack is a great example of the possibilities for making a truly custom rig.

If you feel like doing more about PLCs or projects with inexpensive programmable microcontrollers, those would be fun to hear, as well.

Loved the show!

Charles in NJ


Gabriel Evenfire says: Password protected PDF...

Posted at 2014-11-01T23:24:00Z relating to the show hpr1630 which was released on 2014-10-31 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 2), from a series on Programming 101

Hey,

Glad you are enjoying the series...

I just tried all the PDFs wtihin firefox and all opened up without asking for a password. Was it the ARM ARM that was giving you issues?

I found a second link that has that document.

https://www.scss.tcd.ie/~waldroj/3d1/arm_arm.pdf

The ARM instructions are in section A3.

Here is a quick reference card that I found online and have used on occasion.

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~valvano/Volume1/QuickReferenceCard.pdf

Now the RPI's ARM basically has support for "regular ARM" which is like 32-bit RISC, "thumb" which has a compressed form of regular ARM in 16-bit instructions and "jazelle" which is a mode where the ARM can interpret java bytecodes.

Regular is simple and elegant, and so is thumb from what I can see. But I have never used it. I've no interest in the Jazelle instructions for the time being. Now, newer ARM processors have support for 64-bit instructions mixed with 32-bit instructions (maybe even mixed with 16-bit instructions?). I'm not a fan of what they did there.

If you are still getting issues, email me. (see my profile)

Cheers,
-- Gabriel Evenfire


Mike Ray says: Another excellent episode

Posted at 2014-11-01T13:41:28Z relating to the show hpr1630 which was released on 2014-10-31 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 2), from a series on Programming 101

Another great episode of Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi. I like the loading of executable code with xmodem over the UART Looking forward to the next.

Only issue I have is that one of the PDFs pointed to in the first episode for download is password protected.

I'd like to get a list of all the ARM ASM instructions.


Mike Ray says: Pasting passwords?

Posted at 2014-10-30T11:35:35Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

This is probably a stupid question about passwords. I recently had reason to believe I had been attacked by a key-stroke harvesting nasty, and it prompts the question; is it a good idea, or even is it remotely effective, to paste a password from the clipboard if it has been copied from another document? This at least gets round the key-stroke bandits, right?


Mike Ray says: Clarification on my email address, nasty tts

Posted at 2014-10-30T00:39:58Z relating to the show hpr1629 which was released on 2014-10-30 by Mike Ray entitled Banana Pi - First Impressions

I was a bit alarmed to hear the pronunciation of my given email address at the start of show 1629, Banana Pi First Impressions.

Please note it is NOT raspberrypi.org but raspberryvi.org, VI for 'visually impaired. When I set up the email list and web site I checked with the Raspberry Pi Foundation whether they were happy with that. They said yes.

I'm not associated with the Foundation in any way, nor is my email list and web site


Ken Fallon says: NO!!!

Posted at 2014-10-24T19:36:47Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

No length restrictions are not good, nor are charachter restrictions. Yet it is a fact that these restrictions exist.


pokey says: Another Excellent episode

Posted at 2014-10-23T17:17:44Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Full of Great information, and presented in an entertaining way, by a man who could (and did) keep listeners engaged while reading the phone book. Thanks for everything you do for HPR, Ahuka.

cybergrue,
1. a great point. Thank you.
2. Please do a show detailing this. You're a member of our community, so we want to hear from you as well. It doesn't have to be long, it just has to be you. TIA.


pokey says: Awesome!

Posted at 2014-10-23T17:08:27Z relating to the show hpr1622 which was released on 2014-10-21 by semioticrobotic entitled An interview with Michael Tiemann, from a series on NewsCast

An awe inspiring interview with an inspirational interviewee. You had some really great, engaging questions. This may be the best interview on HPR so far. Congratulations on a job very well done.


pokey says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-10-23T01:12:28Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

I loved it. Thanks Bill. Were did you buy it? I'll listen again, incase you don't answer.

My wife's laptop just broke. Maybe beyond repair. So I'm looking at my options now.


Kevin O'Brien says: Yes and ...

Posted at 2014-10-22T20:42:21Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Guilty on the first point. I should have been more precise.

On the second point, are you saying that it is _good_ to restrict length and characters in passwords? Because if so I would love to hear your reasoning. Maybe I missed something in my analysis.



Ken Fallon says: Very good show but 2 comments

Posted at 2014-10-22T06:15:53Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

1. The use of the word Hacker without prefixing it with malicious
2. Many systems restrict the length and type of characters that can be used


Kevin O'Brien says: Please do a show

Posted at 2014-10-21T19:34:45Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Cybergrue, I think you should do a show. It would be a great contribution. I have never thought that my opinions were the last word on anything, and I welcome dialog, as Ken Fallon can attest.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great interview!

Posted at 2014-10-21T19:32:20Z relating to the show hpr1622 which was released on 2014-10-21 by semioticrobotic entitled An interview with Michael Tiemann, from a series on NewsCast

I really enjoyed this interview with Michael Tiemann, semioticrobotic. You are taking this series in an interesting direction, and I look forward to more.


mysterio2 says: Excellent interview.

Posted at 2014-10-21T18:32:46Z relating to the show hpr1622 which was released on 2014-10-21 by semioticrobotic entitled An interview with Michael Tiemann, from a series on NewsCast

I found this interview thoroughly engaging and informative. Hearing the business case for open source was interesting and an interesting juxtaposition to the more common ideologically based statements of open-source advocacy one hears. Keep it up!


pokey says: Fun game

Posted at 2014-10-21T12:43:07Z relating to the show hpr1617 which was released on 2014-10-14 by beni entitled Spaceteam, from a series on OggCamp

The show was ace! Thanks for the tip.


plan9fan says:

Posted at 2014-10-20T22:40:54Z relating to the show hpr1536 which was released on 2014-06-23 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

Great episode!!! Not only did I learn that my wife owns this very kit, but that she too was into electronics as a young adult. What a women.


Gabriel Evenfire says:

Posted at 2014-10-18T04:20:46Z relating to the show hpr4904 which was released on by entitled

While I can see where you are coming from Klaatu, I still have to disagree with your prespective. Let us consider the timeless Jargon File which I largely agree with:

"Hacking might be characterized as "an appropriate application of ingenuity". Whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into it."
http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/meaning-of-hack.html

So, hacking doesn't necessarily have to involve lengthy effort or careful craft. Unfortunately, what is ingenious to one person is banal to another. While pop-culture may may apply the term "hack" trivially, perhaps in the eyes of many in this world, everyday tips and tricks do seem ingenious. In that sense, pop culture is using the term correctly. Of course, among true "hackers" (see Appendix B) this wouldn't be considered to be the case. But to each their own. It's better than perverting the term to only mean "break into computers."

Cheers,
- Gabriel Evenfire


John says:

Posted at 2014-10-17T18:06:45Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks, very interesting information. I appreciate you taking the time to do this, and the other podcasts you contribute. All the best, John


ToeJet says: Couldn't root.

Posted at 2014-10-17T14:08:28Z relating to the show hpr1434 which was released on 2014-01-30 by ToeJet entitled Why I made an account free android

I was not allow to root when I did this. When developed, I was working as Mobile Device Manager for an international company. Rooted devices are not allowed on a corporate network. Also rooting causes issues when there are OS updates. I'm pretty sure many other people are in similar situations.


cybergrue says: Dangerous advice

Posted at 2014-10-17T12:49:49Z relating to the show hpr1620 which was released on 2014-10-17 by Ahuka entitled Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices, from a series on Privacy and Security

Another good episode, but the advice on using haystacks was dangerous. As you mentioned, the search space is becoming to large to sytematiclly search, so password crakers have evolved. One method they use is to take found words (not just out of a standard dictionary, such as all the words in wikipedia, other languages, leaked password lists, etc.) and try these plus varients like padding with additional characters, combining multiple words together (with and without spaces). In one news story, a password cracking package was breaking passwords that were 55 characters long! http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/thereisnofatebutwhatwemake-turbo-charged-cracking-comes-to-long-passwords/
These passwords were weak (common words strung together like the xkcd advice are particularly vulnerable) http://xkcd.com/936/ but it does show there are no short-cuts in creating a good password, it has to be completely random, mixed cases with symbols and numbers and long!
I would have submitted a responce show, but I think that this is too important, and that you should be the one to say this.


Mike Ray says: Excellent show

Posted at 2014-10-17T07:08:23Z relating to the show hpr1619 which was released on 2014-10-16 by Gabriel Evenfire entitled Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 1), from a series on Programming 101

Thanks for an excellent show! A complex and interesting subject covered in an interesting and pleasing way. More of the same please


johanv says: Do you have a blog post about this?

Posted at 2014-10-14T07:27:35Z relating to the show hpr1616 which was released on 2014-10-13 by klaatu entitled Howto Use Webfonts

This seems a very interesting episode to me. Do you have a blog post about this? I didn' t listen very attentively. :-)

If not, I will of course happily listen again :-)


noName says:

Posted at 2014-10-12T00:25:01Z relating to the show hpr1597 which was released on 2014-09-16 by Steve Smethurst entitled Extravehicular Activity

Thanks Steve. Enjoyable and informative listening.


NYbill says:

Posted at 2014-10-08T18:20:26Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Ha, and we were both EEE1000 users once upon a time as well. (Well, I still use mine. I use it for LUG/2600 meetings, travel, etc...)

Yea, the x61's are decent rigs. I little old, a little chunky. But, they seem to be rock solid.

I'm bummed I missed you guys at OGGcamp this year. But, it was cool to see the HPR table picture. Who knows, maybe I'll see everyone next time.


Ken Fallon says: Noooooo

Posted at 2014-10-08T07:46:15Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hi Mike,

Please continue to send in shows on anything you like. I think the feedback has been overall excellent on your show and I personally want to hear more on RDBMS as do many other listners.

Keep them coming.

Ken.


Mike Ray says: @Borgu

Posted at 2014-10-07T23:49:34Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I thought it was pretty clear. But it's always possible to find a better way to explain it. I got a bit lost at the point I talked about a circular reference. That could have been better. But I guess an explanation that didn't have a 100% perfect explanation is better than no show at all.

I did this show in response to a real-world discussion. I'll not bother with any more about RDBMS matters.


corenominal says: From another X61 user

Posted at 2014-10-07T20:59:07Z relating to the show hpr1612 which was released on 2014-10-07 by NYbill entitled Don't Forget the Referbs

Great episode. I love your speaker hack, very clever idea. I also purchased a refurbished X61 a few years back (the non tablet kind) and it's a great little machine. Like you, I also use it as a machine to take on the road and I took it to this year's OggCamp, where Beni ended up using it for his talk about Lernstick. Interestingly, or not, Beni used it because his Chromebook did not have VGA out. I like that old hardware can sometimes be more useful than new stuff :)


Ken Fallon says: VNC is not secure

Posted at 2014-10-05T09:20:51Z relating to the show hpr1606 which was released on 2014-09-29 by klaatu entitled Howto VNC

Hi Klaatu,

You mentioned several times in the show that VNC is secure, that is not the case unless people tunnel the session over ssh or a vpn as you have done. This was not clear and may lead someone to assume that VNC in itself is secure.

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/dtg/attarchive/vnc/sshvnc.html
"VNC uses a random challenge-response system to provide the basic authentication that allows you to connect to a VNC server. This is reasonably secure; the password is not sent over the network. Once you are connected, however, traffic between the viewer and the server is unencrypted, and could be snooped by someone with access to the intervening network. We therefore recommend that if security is important to you, you 'tunnel' the VNC protocol through some more secure channel such as SSH."

Even the "reasonably secure" statement is challenged here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Network_Computing#Security
"By default, RFB is not a secure protocol. While passwords are not sent in plain-text (as in telnet), cracking could prove successful if both the encryption key and encoded password are sniffed from a network. For this reason it is recommended that a password of at least 8 characters be used. On the other hand, there is also an 8-character limit on some versions of VNC; if a password is sent exceeding 8 characters, the excess characters are removed and the truncated string is compared to the password."

I have also seen VNC security questioned for not requiring a username and password.

Recommendations:
use the -localhost option so that only local (and tunneled) connections are allowed
use ssh tunneling
use the maximum size password allowed


Christopher M Hobbs says: What a great episode!

Posted at 2014-10-01T02:49:18Z relating to the show hpr1604 which was released on 2014-09-25 by cjm entitled How I Got Into Linux, from a series on How I Found Linux

I really enjoyed hearing your story about how you started using GNU Linux! It was very entertaining and it sounds like you've come a long way!

Thanks for recording an episode! Happy Hacking!


mordancy says: lighting your charcoal chimney

Posted at 2014-09-30T14:22:38Z relating to the show hpr1591 which was released on 2014-09-08 by PipeManMusic entitled The Ultimate Cooking Device, from a series on Cooking

The best and cheapest way I have found to light the charcoal in my charcoal chimney has been to use either newspaper or paper towels. Put as much vegetable oil or cooking oil on it as you can. Then it will act like an oil lamp and the paper will burn until all the oil has cooked off.


Klaatu says: The host responds

Posted at 2014-09-30T00:12:18Z relating to the show hpr1601 which was released on 2014-09-22 by klaatu entitled Howto Install LAMP

Great point, tcuc. I guess I wasn't thinking about VM's or docker images or anything else, because I was seeing this as an introductory episode to the LAMP stack as A Thing.

I am making note of your idea, though, and might just record something about the use for VM-based web hosting later!

Thanks for listening, and for commenting!


davidWHITMAN says: Mary TTS

Posted at 2014-09-23T15:45:00Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Great show. Gotta admire those who have put the effort imto projects like this. go GNU!


johanv says: Dutch voice

Posted at 2014-09-22T20:05:55Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

I am certainly looking forward to a follow up show about creating a Dutch voice. :-)


tcuc says: Great episode!

Posted at 2014-09-22T13:12:22Z relating to the show hpr1601 which was released on 2014-09-22 by klaatu entitled Howto Install LAMP

I enjoyed this episode, i have installed a LAMP stack before and the reason i listened to this episode was that my hands were full and i couldn't skip. but I'm glad i listened, the way you explained the installation and defining things as you mentioned them made it easy to understand.

only thing i didn't hear that i was waiting for was that you didn't mention Virtual machines! their great for testing software and server applications.


Kevin O'Brien says: Great show

Posted at 2014-09-21T00:06:30Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

I really enjoyed this show Ken. I appreciated learning more about how you develop an application like this. Please do have Ingmar back at some time to continue.


Kevin O'Brien says: Thank you for the comment

Posted at 2014-09-21T00:03:01Z relating to the show hpr1598 which was released on 2014-09-17 by Ahuka entitled Hashing and Password Security, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thank you gigasphere for the comment. It is nice to know I'm giving useful information. We have more to come.


Andrew Conway says:

Posted at 2014-09-20T11:54:57Z relating to the show hpr1594 which was released on 2014-09-11 by Andrew Conway entitled Steam and wine with linux

Johnv - children start out open minded - sounds like we're both keen to stop our children from sliding into the closed world!

FreeLikeGNU - thanks, I wasn't aware of that and will check it out and tell my son about it.


laindir says: This is me laughing

Posted at 2014-09-19T15:01:51Z relating to the show hpr1599 which was released on 2014-09-18 by Ken Fallon entitled Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project, from a series on Interviews

Absolutely loved the part after the interview. It gives a real sense of the work they're doing and the incredible strides in quality that have been made in open source TTS tech.


Krayon says: CalDAV etc

Posted at 2014-09-19T05:07:38Z relating to the show hpr1400 which was released on 2013-12-13 by Honkeymagoo entitled How We Use Linux

CalDAV/CardDAV: For N900 sync'ing, syncevolution, for Android sync'ing, DavDroid. It creates local accounts that can be used with native Contacts and Calendars. It's free and open source, get it from http://f-droid.org/

Any MCE remote (search on eBay) are as cheap as chips and should work great. I use them on my XBMC boxen.


gigasphere says: Great episode

Posted at 2014-09-18T07:34:22Z relating to the show hpr1598 which was released on 2014-09-17 by Ahuka entitled Hashing and Password Security, from a series on Privacy and Security

Thanks Ahuka, I found this episode really useful in assisting my understanding of the subject particularly when talking about the salted hash and which hashing algorithms are the minimum standard now.


Michael says: You nailed it!

Posted at 2014-09-17T13:19:14Z relating to the show hpr1596 which was released on 2014-09-15 by klaatu entitled About the Word "Hack"

Wow. I'm in general not oposing the wider scope use of the term. I think everybody does it to a certain extend, if they call it hacking or not, and that it lies in the nature of mankind. Therefore I personally do no want to limit it to coding and computer technology, nor do I feel the need "to claim it back".
However, Klaatu has a point and his explanation absolutely resonated with me. It,s honest and thorough and the best one I have encountered so far!

Thank you for that.

Regards,
Michael



johanv says: Linux for the kids

Posted at 2014-09-16T12:46:33Z relating to the show hpr1594 which was released on 2014-09-11 by Andrew Conway entitled Steam and wine with linux

I really like it that you introduce your kids to Linux. I try to do that as well. I installed a Doudou-Linux box for my 4yo son, and he's finding his way pretty well (http://www.doudoulinux.org/web/english/index.html).

I hope he won't get stuck into the Windows world after some time just because my wife doesn't want to abandon Windows. She's a teacher, and teachers often tend to love Microsoft Office.

I guess I will have to make sure that there is always something on the Linux box that is more interesting than the Windows stuff. Shouldn't be too hard, I suppose.


Ken Fallon says: Let everyone be a hacker

Posted at 2014-09-16T05:54:04Z relating to the show hpr1596 which was released on 2014-09-15 by klaatu entitled About the Word "Hack"

First let me say that this was a brilliant episode.

I do however want to question your assumption that real life Hacking is a bad thing. For years we have fought the use of Hacker as the evil stereotypes as portrayed by media. Surely it's a good thing that the word is now been extended so that anyone can feel that they are a hacker.


johanv says: Very cool

Posted at 2014-09-12T20:49:14Z relating to the show hpr1593 which was released on 2014-09-10 by garjola entitled Why C++?, from a series on Programming 101

I really enjoyed this episode. I used to program in C++ more than 10 years ago. At that time, I didn't understand how overloading the ()-operator could be useful, but now I realise that I needed just that back then to make the mathematical library I was working on way more intuitive to use.



Klaatu says: Synfig

Posted at 2014-09-09T09:54:41Z relating to the show hpr1458 which was released on 2014-03-05 by Seetee entitled Free Culture and Open Animation, from a series on Interviews

Synfig is one of my favourite applications. Truly a killer app. Thanks for this very informative interview.


Jonathan says: Great Show

Posted at 2014-09-06T16:25:17Z relating to the show hpr1590 which was released on 2014-09-05 by JWP entitled The xfs File System, from a series on Filesystems

Thanks for this great introduction to XFS. I had been wondering why Daniel Robbins (creator of Gentoo, Funtoo) recommends it. While it seems ideal for enterprise use, for personal use it's a bummer that you can't resize (shrink) it. Guess I'll be sticking to my tried-and-true ext configuration in my next system setup.


chalkahlom says:

Posted at 2014-09-05T14:24:47Z relating to the show hpr1587 which was released on 2014-09-02 by Andrew Conway entitled Beginner's guide to the night sky 3 - A wee dot on a dark sky

fine show indeed! Many thanks.


Mike Ray says: More about tags

Posted at 2014-09-05T03:16:50Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Actually thinking more about this. It's another simple many-to-many.

A show can have one or more tags, and a tag can appear for one or more shows.

So, using the same diagramming I used in my show notes, and I hope the arrows don't screw up the form submission:

show------tag

The tag table only has one row for any possible tag. And here tags need to be cleaned up, probably all made lowercase and with apostrophes removed etc.

Then the show_tag_xref table just has a row consisting of two columns:

show_id
tag_id

Both columns have 'not null' constraints and there is a compound unique index.

Then an SQL query something like this can be looped to insert tags into the tags table with an 'after-insert' trigger to insert into the show_tag_xref table and the tag_id of the tags table is an autoincrement column:

insert into tbl_tags (strTag) values (?)
where ? not in(
select str_tag from tbl_tags
);

And then queries similar to those I did for the 1569 show notes are used to pull shows from the pool by tag.

It's a while since I did any professional MySQL programming but I think it now has triggers and autoincrement columns, and stored procedures.

A breeze in Perl using the DBI.


Mike Ray says: Tags

Posted at 2014-09-05T01:01:52Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

An RDBMS is a (potentially) huge exercise in set theory. So a collection of tags associated with, for example, a show, is a 'set'. SQL provides the 'in' clause for such things:

select show from tbl_show
where 'elephant' in
select tag, show_id from shows;

or something like that.

I've never even exposed my brain to how something like Google indexes the world's web sites. But you can bet they don't use a comma-separated list in a single table column.

I think we just found a subject for my next database show...set theory and the 'IN' clause.


borgu says:

Posted at 2014-09-04T19:26:30Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I've somewhat mixed feeling about this ep. Mike starts explaining in good, simple and easy to follow way and then just drops it :( He just needed to continue in similar fashion. Like, one can point from artist_table to genre_table and back but in order to preserve many-to-many nature of data one would have to have multiple copies same data at each side and leave behind the uniqueness of keys and then to change, for example, artists name one would have to change in multiple records at once and queries would have to filter through a lot more data and so on... it would be terribly inefficient and wasteful but it would work... and it would be obvious to listener why this is a bad design... and in an effort to improve it one can evolve it to have third intermediate table...
"believe me this is bad" will not cut for explanation :(
*sigh*
sorry, I guess I'm ranting..


Stephen says: re the reader

Posted at 2014-09-04T01:30:38Z relating to the show hpr1588 which was released on 2014-09-03 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled HPR AudioBookClub-09-Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

I agree with your collective assessment that the reader did well. But one thing really bugged me repeatedly--he made the classic non-local mispronunciation of the city of Kissimmee. It is *not* KISS-im-mee; it's kis-SIM-mee.


Dave Morriss says: Dealing with tags

Posted at 2014-09-03T22:03:24Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I'd have thought the answer was more of the same many-to-many stuff.

So what is a a tag? I would expect it to be a descriptive string, perhaps one already used in a system, or maybe a new one. Usually you'd want to refer to existing tags when tagging an entity in your database I imagine, so you can see if the tag is "open source" or "open-source".

In your interface, if you wanted to re-use a tag for a new entity then would be good if your system offered it in a menu or a list or let you start typing it and generated the matches as you type (like Google does in browsers). To do that you'd need a searchable table containing one tag per row. If you were typing in a tag and you made a typo the error would be more obvious in such a scheme. (You'd need Javascript to do this in a browser though.)

Then a tagged entity associated with many tags would have multiple entries in a cross-reference table. You'd probably want to store your tags with a case-insensitive variant or build a case-insensitive index too.

You wouldn't want to store the tags in a comma-separated list in the entity (no idea why I thought of that design) since you couldn't then implement a rapid lookup as you typed. Plus you'd have duplication, couldn't easily build an index, etc, etc.

Does that make sense? Mike can probably explain this more clearly :-)


Ken Fallon says: How do you deal with tags

Posted at 2014-09-03T13:57:38Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I can see the usefulness of many to many relationships but I'm curious to know how "tags" are supposed to be modelled in a RDBMS


guitarman says: Cool

Posted at 2014-08-23T16:43:44Z relating to the show hpr1577 which was released on 2014-08-19 by guitarman entitled Introducing Nikola the Static Web Site and Blog Generator

Glad you are enjoying it x1101. I like the philosophy of it, plus its very performant. If you need help with it aside from the handbook which is great on the getnikola website, they have an IRC chat room on freenode: #nikola where the devs and a few users hang out. I've gotten some good help there as well.
-Cheers


Mike Ray says: New host name

Posted at 2014-08-21T10:24:54Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I'm going to make a new show under a host name containing a comma :-p


x1101 says: Thanks!

Posted at 2014-08-21T01:43:06Z relating to the show hpr1577 which was released on 2014-08-19 by guitarman entitled Introducing Nikola the Static Web Site and Blog Generator

I was actually about to build something very like this myself! Playing with it now and loving it!


Ken Fallon says: Straw Man Argument

Posted at 2014-08-19T18:25:06Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Unlike you're mainframe programmer who knew there would be a problem in at most 50 years, our problem might arise in 2319, assuming the current rate of hosts coming to the network, and ignoring the fact that there are only about 80 hosts active in any given year, and assuming all our hosts live to be to a grand old age of 370 or so, and that they are all available to be in this show. Even then it would still take over 5 hours to introduce them and we would probably just put them under Various Hosts at that point, like we do for the New Year Show. Which incedently has under 100 listeners, let alone contributing hosts.

So why is it a bad idea to use a comma separated list in the case of HPR ?

Remember I intend to get at least one more show out of you or Dave on this topic.

/me struggles not to say "because it's more elegant"




Mike Ray says: Scalability

Posted at 2014-08-16T21:46:12Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Some time in the year nineteen-canteen, the first man to write a mainframe program said; "nah, I'll just use two bytes for the year..." :)


Ken Fallon says: Scalability is not an issue.

Posted at 2014-08-16T18:43:51Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

I figured out that we could comfortably store 10,000 comma separated hosts into a row before we would have to worry. That episode would take five hours just to introduce the hosts.

I don't think that Scalability is an issue.


Mike Ray says: Scalability

Posted at 2014-08-11T17:38:05Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hello Ken. I take your point about XML Atom feeds. A big drawbig of XML is it is stuck with representing top-down, tree-like structures.

What you are doing by putting a comma-seperated list of values in a single column of a table is turning another table through 90 degrees. The problem, apart from the obvious one of there now being data items in this table that are not identified by the key, is one of scalability. How long is the field? 1024 characters? What happens when it runs out of space?

I know that in this application you are not exactly writing a multi-user client/server database application with many concurrent users and transactions happening every few tens of milliseconds, but compromises should not be made in the interest of programmer comfort with the SQL. That ultimately leads to performance compromises.

But even with the largish number of shows to date and the number of hosts, it doesn't represent a big dataset. But a system which can support something big from the start will not need tearing down and re-hashing as things grow.

I guess your hands are a bit tied if you don't know the future platform resources, like whether you will always have a sensible RDBMS back-end available.

My show was pretty theoretical. I'm more used to large systems. In the past I have worked on e-commerce systems for big vendors, and on world-wide client/server stuff.

I usually take the attitude that a heavy-duty solution can handle small-fry without breaking into a sweat, but the reverse is not true. That's scalability


Ken Fallon says: Brilliant episode but I'm still not convinced

Posted at 2014-08-11T12:57:23Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hi Mike,

No doubt about it, this was a brilliant episode on Many-to-many data relationships. The episode and show notes are excellent, and you even made *some* progress in convincing me that a linking table may be needed. I would have liked a more detailed explanation as to why it's a bad idea to use a comma separated list backed with actual processor utilization tests to prove this. Even then I'm willing to argue that the choice of a more inefficient method, is better if the system can be kept simpler. Remember that HPR is a volunteer run effort and we cannot guarantee that we will always have DBA's available to help out. I am more than happy to select a less efficient process if it means that more people can understand it.

Don't forget that the purpose of the database is to support the distribution of shows. The shows are primarily distributed using RSS and therefore we do not have a choice in the data model, as that is imposed upon us. While a show->host may be better modeled in a Relational database as a many to many relationship the fact is that in a RSS Item element it is a 1:1 relationship. As in: there can be only one //item/author element in the feed, so what we are trying to do isn't even possible in RSS 2.0. In the Atom syndication standard it is possible to do it using either multiple atom:author or atom:contributor elements. However even in that case it is still a 1:n relationship and not a many to many. A show is an independent item and has 1 or more authors or 0 or more contributors.

Also the use of an RDBMS is a legacy of our history and could change in the future. As DeepGeek suggested a long time ago, it should be possible to run the entire system using XSLT to merge XML fragments. This is now well supported by Atom (atom:source) and HTML5 (html:article). In this case the back end could conceivably not even have a database.

As Dave is aware, I may change my mind over night and accept your vision but today I'm still not convinced.

- http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification#ltauthorgtSubelementOfLtitemgt
- https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4287#page-24
- http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/sections.html#the-article-element
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relational_database

Ken.


klaatu says: Amazing!

Posted at 2014-08-11T04:24:36Z relating to the show hpr1568 which was released on 2014-08-06 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Speech Recognition for Linux

This is really really cool! I am not really interested in voice-driven computing myself but I have to admit that this is really pretty nice.

On the flip side of all this, I wonder what is involved in creating the voice for the computer. If someone sat down and recorded every word in the dictionary, can those samples be strung together for a more natural-sounding computer voice? or is it more technical and programmatic than that?

One wonders.


Klaatu says: JFS works for me.

Posted at 2014-08-11T04:20:58Z relating to the show hpr1570 which was released on 2014-08-08 by JWP entitled The JFS File System, from a series on Filesystems

Always good to hear a little about JFS. I have been using JFS on my main 500GB SSD drive as well as my 64GB thumbdrive for, I think, three years now. So far I have nothing but good things to say about it.

I do not have a whole lot of data about it, except that it has been working quite nicely and without incident.

A 256GB SSD drive, only a few months old, using a filesystem that is *not* JFS, has recently died. I am tempted to take this as a vote of confidence for JFS, but lack of any real causal data for the failure prevents me from considering it seriously.


Mike Ray says: Hope it wasn't too long and technical

Posted at 2014-08-10T21:03:44Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Thanks Dave. I tried very hard to make a complex subject as engaging as possible. It's likely to be pretty boring for a lot of listeners. SQLite3 makes writing a real-world example very simple though. I hope that nice Mr. Fallon feels suitably chastised


Mike Ray says: OTR

Posted at 2014-08-08T13:46:56Z relating to the show hpr1199 which was released on 2013-03-07 by Frank Bell entitled Old Time Radio on the web

Greate show Frank. Good to hear passion about a favourite subject. Night Beat is one of my favourites, followed by Richard Diamond and any other of the gumshow type shows. Always makes me smile to hear how things have changed, like the tobacco advertising and sponsorship in the later episodes of Richard Diamond. Rightly not allowed today


Mike Ray says: /etc blah blah

Posted at 2014-08-08T13:10:08Z relating to the show hpr1566 which was released on 2014-08-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

I agree with Dave. My first encounter with Unix was with a Honeywell Bull System V box in 1991 and technical and educational docs from Honeywell Bull themselves called it 'etcetera'. I like the pronunciation 'etsy' though


Dave Morriss says: Thanks for an impressive show

Posted at 2014-08-08T11:52:18Z relating to the show hpr1569 which was released on 2014-08-07 by Mike Ray entitled Many-to-many data relationship howto, from a series on Databases

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your comprehensive explanation of this subject.

It's a difficult one to convey in a podcast, but the very detailed notes and examples helped enormously.


Dave Morriss says: Et cetera, and so forth

Posted at 2014-08-07T13:53:05Z relating to the show hpr1566 which was released on 2014-08-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

Hi Steve,

Thanks for responding to my random mutterings.

You know, I had never heard that explanation, and didn't know there had been/is a war about this pronunciation.

Here's my experience: I encountered my first Unix system in the 1970's. I was working at Lancaster University and we were evaluating a Harris (sp?) system. We reckoned the directory was "et cetera" and nobody told us otherwise. We didn't buy a Harris.

At my next job in the 1980's I attended a course run by HP on their HP-UX system where I am certain the trainer called /etc "et cetera". We did end up with HP, Sun, Apollo, SGI and DEC Unix flavours thereafter, and in none of them was /etc ever anything other than "et cetera".

I have heard it called "slash ee tee cee" but that's probably an anomaly.

Plus, Wikipedia reckons "et cetera" is correct and "extended text configuration"/"et see" is a backronym. I have to say it certainly smells of backronym and folk etymology to me :-)

I rest my case ...


Steve Bickle says: How /etc is pronounced

Posted at 2014-08-05T08:30:25Z relating to the show hpr1566 which was released on 2014-08-04 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for July 2014, from a series on HPR Community News

/etc is not pronounced etcetera because it actually stands for 'extended text configuration' hence the et'c pronunciation.

Ok that's me done with my "somebody's wrong on the Internet" moment for now ;-)


brijwhiz says: Journey comments and next book podcast

Posted at 2014-08-03T15:53:40Z relating to the show hpr1554 which was released on 2014-07-17 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled 07 - The Crown Conspiracy, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Hello team, fabulous choice. The last time I heard the audio bookclub it was a long time ago and thanks to this podcast I heard the fantastic series of the solar clipper.
Once again I had the pleasant experience of listening to a fantastic podiobook thanks to your recommendation.
In addition to thanking you I wanted to add two points from my side.

1. Journey comments:

I agree with all of you that Tolkein and Robert Jordan style meandering (while I love it) may not work for all. However having no sense of time or space does make the book a bit less in my opinion. I think Nathan Lowell found a happy medium path in his solar clipper series where the vast expanse of his universe is shown without being over detailed.

2. I have already bought his print books to read, but I was very interested to find out if he ever did come out with another audio book. I thought I heard mention of it, but I could not find it on the interwebs.

Once again thank you all for your efforts.


etalas says:

Posted at 2014-07-31T07:59:58Z relating to the show hpr1563 which was released on 2014-07-30 by MrX entitled Starting Programs at boot on the Raspberry Pi

You know, you could just put a little function for your incremental sleep and subshelling/backgrounding on top of your rc.local executing the cmd passed as parameters and then use this w/o needing to remember to increase the sleep parameter.


Beeza says: Lunchbreak Exploration

Posted at 2014-07-30T11:42:00Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

I loved this episode.

I've worked in all sorts of places and always spent my breaks exploring my surroundings - sometimes within a building and sometimes further afield.

When I used to work for a UK government department I was staggered at how easy it was to access some supposedly restricted areas.

Many office buildings have a floor above the top of the liftshaft. It's not so much that you're not supposed to go there - just that nobody expects you to. That often provides unofficial access to adjacent companies in shared buildings.

Your tip to "look like you have a right to be there" is fundamental to the whole "hobby".


Don Frey says:

Posted at 2014-07-26T18:29:59Z relating to the show hpr1199 which was released on 2013-03-07 by Frank Bell entitled Old Time Radio on the web

Cannot register, forgot password
but it has not been sent.


pokey says: Very interesting

Posted at 2014-07-25T04:56:12Z relating to the show hpr1551 which was released on 2014-07-14 by Scyner entitled Bitcoin Mining

And very tempting. Have you made any profit from this yet?


pokey says: Fun ep

Posted at 2014-07-25T04:54:34Z relating to the show hpr1553 which was released on 2014-07-16 by Andrew Conway entitled TuxJam 33.333 - How we got into Linux , from a series on How I Found Linux

I listened to this on a long drive, and it kept me sane in some insane traffic. Thank you. I don't think we share the same taste in music, but I really enjoyed the talkie bits.


pokey says: Cool topic

Posted at 2014-07-25T04:50:45Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

I almost thought I was listening to myself though. I explore in much the same way, and would have given many of the same tips, right down to the hammock. +1 for acting natural, being truthful, and avoiding private property. The shopping bag was a new one on me though. I'll consider it.

I prefer to explore on my free time, and nap on my lunch break. I like to walk for hours when I'm in the woods.

I made my own hammock for camping, and I made a small one just for sitting in if i'm out walking in the woods. I had to re-tie it several times to get it right, but it's nice to sit in.

If you record traces of the trails that you walk, I'd be happy to add them into openstreetmap.org for you, if you're interested, and if you're not already editing it yourself.

I love exploring buildings too, and I do it every chance I get. I love to see attics, basements, sub-basements, frame work, etc... I love to see how old buildings were built, and just honor the craftsmanship. Sometimes you get to see "so-and-so was here" and a date from long ago. That's always a real treat. I once got to go in a clock in a tower, and watch the guy wind it.

Thanks for the great episode. It was a real treat.


Ken Fallon says: You *must* get a recording device for mobile interviews

Posted at 2014-07-24T07:42:14Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

Hi Christopher,

A fantastic episode. As I was listening to all the tours you got I couldn't help thinking "record that as a HPR show".

So get yourself a Zoom, and a Sanza Clip as a backup and get recording. Getting some business cards printed out also helps as it makes the people more comfortable been recorded.

Ken.


Mark Waters says: Thanks

Posted at 2014-07-23T18:12:12Z relating to the show hpr1558 which was released on 2014-07-23 by Christopher M. Hobbs entitled Lunch Breaks

Thanks for sharing , that was a great episode , makes me want to go urban exploring.


Colin says: Journey comments

Posted at 2014-07-22T07:45:01Z relating to the show hpr1554 which was released on 2014-07-17 by HPR_AudioBookClub entitled 07 - The Crown Conspiracy, from a series on HPR_AudioBookClub

Hi guys, great episode!

My comments on the journey were really well covered. I did think that a bit more description would be nice. Not like Tolkien, but just some basics, to give more of an idea of there surroundings. I also thought that there is little sense of time in terms of there travels. I do accept the point that the book is probably more accessible partly because this is not detailed.


pokey says: Cool stuff

Posted at 2014-07-18T19:21:46Z relating to the show hpr1549 which was released on 2014-07-10 by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) entitled Cool Stuff Pt.1

Indeed! Thanks.


Jon Kulp says: Help for Ash

Posted at 2014-07-07T10:57:32Z relating to the show hpr1284 which was released on 2013-07-04 by Jon Kulp entitled Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra, from a series on Int