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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.


Correspondent

Jon Kulp

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Music professor, open-source software enthusiast, Lafayette, LA.
http://jonathankulp.org


email: jonlancekulp.nospam@nospam.gmail.com
episodes: 83

hpr2894 :: Repairing a Musical Instrument Case

Released: 2019-09-05. Duration: 00:21:58. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Music, Musical Instruments, Repairs, DIY, Vietnamese Stringed Instruments.
I talked about repairing the case for a Vietnamese Dan Tranh

hpr2884 :: TASCAM Porta 02 MiniStudio 4-Track Cassette Recorder Demonstration

Released: 2019-08-22. Duration: 01:17:16. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Multi-Track Recording, Recording Devices, Home Recording Studios, Cassette Tapes, Vintage Recording .
I demonstrate the use of a vintage home studio device

hpr2874 :: Repair of G.E. Variable Speed Cassette Recorder

Released: 2019-08-08. Duration: 00:20:28. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Recording, Audio, Tape, Cassette, Recording Devices, Tape Speeds, Electronics, Repair.
I talk about repairing a 1997 handheld cassette recorder and demonstrate its use.

hpr2844 :: The Sony TC-222-A Portable Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorder

Released: 2019-06-27. Duration: 00:31:08. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Music,Recording,Audio,Tape,Reel-To-Reel,Open-Reel,Recording Devices,Tape Speeds,Bash Scripting.
I talk about my latest thrift-store gadget, a 1969 Sony portable reel-to-reel tape recorder

hpr2784 :: The Yamaha Disklavier

Released: 2019-04-04. Duration: 00:24:00. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: Music, Piano, Keyboard, Musical Instruments, Player Pianos, Recording Devices.
I talk about the Yamaha Disklavier DKC500RW that's in my office at work

hpr2759 :: Cleaning the Potentiometers on a Peavey Bandit 65

Released: 2019-02-28. Duration: 00:20:44. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Guitars, electronics, amplifiers, maintenance, repair.
I disassemble and clean the pots on my Peavey Bandit 65 to fix static in the knobs.

hpr2737 :: My Pioneer RT-707 Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck

Released: 2019-01-29. Duration: 00:23:01. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: audio, vintage audio, stereo components, audio tape, recording.
An intro to more of my legacy audio equipment.

hpr2614 :: My 1948 Truetone D1835 Tube Radio

Released: 2018-08-09. Duration: 00:10:57. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Vintage audio, legacy technology, radio, antiques.
I talk about my "new" 1948 D1835 Tube-powered radio.

hpr2604 :: Restoration of a Fasco L55A Hassock Fan

Released: 2018-07-26. Duration: 00:17:54. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Fans, vintage stuff, restoration, staying cool, mid-century modern.
I talk about my recent restoration project of a mid-century modern hassock fan

hpr2597 :: How to Fix a Remote with Buttons that Don't Work

Released: 2018-07-17. Duration: 00:06:32. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Repairs, Remote Controls, Fixing things, Cleaning.
A response to Ken Fallon's episode about how to check whether your remote is working or not.

hpr2589 :: Saving Money: a response to Klaatu's Personal Finance Series

Released: 2018-07-05. Duration: 00:14:27. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: personal finance, money, saving, retirement.
A response to Klaatu's very nice series about personal finance.

hpr2354 :: Night Sounds in Rural Tennessee

Released: 2017-08-10. Duration: 00:03:30. Flag: Clean. Series: Sound Scapes.
Tags: nature, insects, wildlife.
A recording of the night sounds outside Tullahoma, Tennessee

hpr2337 :: The Kobo Aura eReader

Released: 2017-07-18. Duration: 00:18:43. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, ereaders, ebook readers.
A review of my new (used) Kobo Aura e-book reader

hpr2309 :: Crowdsourcing Accessibility

Released: 2017-06-08. Duration: 00:22:34. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, scripting, audio editing, speech-to-text.
A show about my efforts to get lots of students to help correct transcriptions of my online lectures

hpr2259 :: Minidiscs: A Response to HPR 2212

Released: 2017-03-30. Duration: 00:16:42. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: audio, minidisc, digital media.
Response to hpr2212 with my own uses and recollections of the awesome legacy medium of the minidisc

hpr2214 :: Upgrading Vehicle Lights From Halogen to LED

Released: 2017-01-26. Duration: 00:18:00. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Automotive, Auto Repair, Car Repair, LED, Lighting.
A quick show about upgrading some of the lights on our vehicles from halogen to LED

hpr2209 :: Calibre eBook Server

Released: 2017-01-19. Duration: 00:12:30. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, home servers, sharing.
A quick rundown of how to share your ebook Library on your network using calibre-server

hpr2199 :: Replacing the Throttle Position Sensor on My Truck

Released: 2017-01-05. Duration: 00:18:58. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, cars, car repair, automotive.
Sound-seeing episode, listen as I Replace the throttle position sensor on my truck

hpr2154 :: Replacing a Bicycle Brake Cable

Released: 2016-11-03. Duration: 00:29:29. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, bicycles, brakes, repairs, bicycle maintenance, bikes.
I replace the brake cable and housing on my 1985 Schwinn

hpr2124 :: Repairing a Cloth Shopping Bag with a Sewing Machine

Released: 2016-09-22. Duration: 00:21:16. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, sewing, fixing stuff, repairs.
I talk while sewing the strap back onto a cloth shopping bag

hpr2119 :: Making Chocolate Chip Cookies

Released: 2016-09-15. Duration: 00:40:36. Flag: Clean. Series: Cooking.
Tags: Cooking, Baking, Yummy Things, Recipes, Cookies, Desserts.
Listen live as I make a batch of really tasty chocolate chip cookies

hpr2110 :: Overhauling a Bicycle Hub

Released: 2016-09-02. Duration: 00:45:15. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, bicycle maintenance, bike maintenance, bicycles .
Listen and enjoy as I overhaul the rear hub of my 1985 Schwinn.

hpr2108 :: Changing the Oil on My Wife's Car

Released: 2016-08-31. Duration: 00:32:21. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, automotive, car maintenance .
Listen and enjoy as I change the oil on my wife's Honda CR-V

hpr2107 :: Makefiles for Everyday Use

Released: 2016-08-30. Duration: 00:23:12. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Automation, Makefiles, Scripting, Programming.
I talk about how I use Makefiles in my Lilypond and HTML projects

hpr2094 :: Custom Keystrokes for Desktop Navigation on Gnome

Released: 2016-08-11. Duration: 00:14:04. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Scripting, Linux, Desktop Environments, Accessibility.
I demonstrate how to add custom keystrokes for desktop navigation on classic gnome

hpr2084 :: Cleaning the Throttle Body on My Pickup Truck

Released: 2016-07-28. Duration: 00:24:29. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Auto repair, auto maintenance, cars, trucks.
I record the process of cleaning the throttle body on my truck, trying to fix an idling problem

hpr2069 :: Counting Stuff in LibreOffice Calc

Released: 2016-07-07. Duration: 00:19:55. Flag: Clean. Series: LibreOffice.
Tags: LibreOffice, formulas, tips and tricks.
I try to explain how to use the COUNTIF function in LibreOffice to generate reports

hpr2054 :: Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management

Released: 2016-06-16. Duration: 00:24:56. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, speech recognition, linux, scripting.
Blather Configuration Part 1: Desktop Management

hpr2039 :: Blather Configuration Part 0: Initial Setup

Released: 2016-05-26. Duration: 00:19:06. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: blather, speech recognition, accessibility, scripting, GNU/Linux.
In this episode I walk you through the process of getting blather running for the first time

hpr2024 :: Remapping Keys with xmodmap

Released: 2016-05-05. Duration: 00:08:51. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: tips and tricks, CLI, bash, linux, accessibility.
I describe how I use xmodmap to remap my spacebar to make underscores

hpr1994 :: Truck Repair: Serpentine Belt Replacement

Released: 2016-03-24. Duration: 01:01:28. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Auto repair, auto maintenance, cars, trucks.
Listen as I replace the serpentine belt, idler pulley, and belt tensioner in my truck.

hpr1979 :: How to Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oats

Released: 2016-03-03. Duration: 00:10:30. Flag: Clean. Series: Cooking.
Tags: oatmeal, breakfast, cooking, slow cooker, oats, steel-cut oats.
I explain how to make the perfect tasty, nutritious breakfast in a slow cooker

hpr1954 :: Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens

Released: 2016-01-28. Duration: 01:06:54. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, pens, woodworking, lathe, writing instruments.
Live action audio of my dad teaching us how to turn pens on a mini lathe

hpr1949 :: The Kindle/Kobo Open Reader (KOReader)

Released: 2016-01-21. Duration: 00:27:18. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: kindle, kobo, ebooks, epub, jailbreaking, rooting, ebook readers.
I talk about installing an alternate ebook reader app on a jailbroken Kindle

hpr1939 :: Collating Pages with pdftk

Released: 2016-01-07. Duration: 00:15:34. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: pdftk, scripting, productivity, scanning, document management, pdf.
I describe how to collate the pages of two separate PDF files using pdftk

hpr1929 :: I Found a Flashlight

Released: 2015-12-24. Duration: 00:13:40. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: tools, flashlights, safety.
I talk about an amazing flashlight I found while walking to work one day recently

hpr1909 :: Creating an Open, Embedded-Media Music Textbook

Released: 2015-11-26. Duration: 00:29:55. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: open learning materials, counterpoint, music theory, html, ebooks, epub, public domain.
This is a recording of my presentation at the recent national joint CMS/ATMI meeting in Indianapolis

hpr1899 :: MyTinyTodo List

Released: 2015-11-12. Duration: 00:12:32. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: productivity, organization, web apps, self-hosting.
Introduction to one of my favorite productivity tools, the web-based todo list called MyTinyTodo

hpr1879 :: Hacking a Belt to Make it Fit

Released: 2015-10-15. Duration: 00:15:06. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, belts, dressing spiffily.
I record a show while hacking a belt to make it fit.

hpr1867 :: The Lafayette Public Library Maker Space

Released: 2015-09-29. Duration: 00:45:33. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: 3d printing, DIY, makers, libraries.
My son and I visit the Lafayette Public Library to try out the 3d printer in the maker space.

hpr1854 :: Installing Ubuntu on the Asus TP500L

Released: 2015-09-10. Duration: 00:15:27. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: UEFI, Ubuntu, Dual-Booting, Windows 10, Privacy.
I talk about the process of getting Ubuntu onto my son's UEFI-secured laptop.

hpr1844 :: The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder

Released: 2015-08-27. Duration: 00:14:46. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Digital recorders, audio gear, microphones, podcasting .
I talk about the recording device I inherited from my mother-in-law and use it to record the show

hpr1839 :: My "New" Used Pickup Truck

Released: 2015-08-20. Duration: 00:22:00. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, automobile.
I talk about my pickup truck and doing some repairs and stuff

hpr1834 :: Password Cards

Released: 2015-08-13. Duration: 00:08:20. Flag: Clean. Series: Privacy and Security.
Tags: Privacy, security, passwords.
How to hide a password using a password card

hpr1829 :: My "New" Used Kindle DX

Released: 2015-08-06. Duration: 00:13:56. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, ereaders, kindle, gadgets, reviews.
I talk about my latest gadget, a used Kindle DX

hpr1824 :: I'm Learning Some Python

Released: 2015-07-30. Duration: 00:32:00. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: python, scripting, programming.
I discuss how I use Python and some of the cool modules and libraries that I've found

hpr1819 :: LibreOffice Tips: Horizontal Lists and Headless Operation

Released: 2015-07-23. Duration: 00:11:15. Flag: Clean. Series: LibreOffice.
Tags: LibreOffice,horizontal list,headless.
A workaround to create horizontal ordered lists in LibreOffice and run LO headless to convert files

hpr1814 :: Custom Context Menus in GNU/Linux GUI File Managers

Released: 2015-07-16. Duration: 00:12:43. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Scripting, File Managers, Desktop Customization, GNU/Linux.
I describe how to add custom context menu items in the Nautilus and Thunar file managers.

hpr1812 :: Headphones and a $2 Microphone

Released: 2015-07-14. Duration: 00:19:40. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: headphones, microphones, audio.
I talk about my various headphones as I walk to my office.

hpr1809 :: My "New" Used Kindle Touch

Released: 2015-07-09. Duration: 00:11:05. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Kindle, eBook Readers, Used Stuff, Recycling, Thrifting.
I talk about why used stuff is often better than new stuff, with my new used Kindle Touch as example

hpr1804 :: What's in my Bicycle Repair Tool Box

Released: 2015-07-02. Duration: 00:24:14. Flag: Clean. Series: What's in My Toolkit.
Tags: bicycles, bicycle repair, DIY, tools.
I describe what's in my bike repair tool box and what the tools do.

hpr1799 :: Posting From the Command Line on Open Social Networks

Released: 2015-06-25. Duration: 00:12:44. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: scripting, command-line, social media, GNU Social, pump.io.
I explain how to post content from the command line on open social networks pump.io and GNU Social

hpr1794 :: 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day

Released: 2015-06-18. Duration: 00:14:01. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: bash, dodecaphony, music theory, 12-tone, twelve-tone, scripting, Lilypond.
An Intro to 12-tone music and my "Random 12-Tone Row of the Day" bash script.

hpr1789 :: The Ubuntu Quickly Ebook Template and Ebooks in General

Released: 2015-06-11. Duration: 00:33:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, calibre, quickly, ubuntu.
Jon Kulp and Mike Hingley talk about ebooks in general and Mike's Quickly Ebook Template project

hpr1784 :: Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Released: 2015-06-04. Duration: 00:30:26. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: Fugue, J. S. Bach, Classical Music, Creative-Commons Music, Music, Counterpoint.
Inspired by the release of the Open Well Tempered-Clavier, I try to explain the Fugue.

hpr1779 :: Cowsay and Figlet

Released: 2015-05-28. Duration: 00:15:44. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: Linux, scripting, command line, ASCII.
Cowsay and Figlet: Two fun ASCII text commands

hpr1774 :: Router Hacking

Released: 2015-05-21. Duration: 00:19:50. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Networking, Routers, Printer Setup, dd-wrt, tomato, openwrt.
A Quick What, Why, and How of Hacking Routers

hpr1771 :: Audacity: Label Tracks

Released: 2015-05-18. Duration: 00:11:23. Flag: Clean. Series: Podcasting HowTo.
Tags: Audacity, audio editing, podcasting.
Intro to my recent discovery of "Label Tracks" in Audacity

hpr1770 :: The OpenDyslexic Font

Released: 2015-05-15. Duration: 00:18:07. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, Fonts, Typesetting, Web design, Dyslexia.
Introduction to the OpenDyslexic font

hpr1769 :: A Demonstration of Dictation Software on my Office Computer

Released: 2015-05-14. Duration: 00:13:45. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: RSI, Dictation, Speech Recognition.
I record a whole show in dictation mode to demonstrate Dragon dictation software capabilities

hpr1760 :: pdftk: the PDF Toolkit

Released: 2015-05-01. Duration: 00:20:54. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: pdftk,pdf.
Intro to the command-line pdf toolkit

hpr1754 :: D7? Why Seven?

Released: 2015-04-23. Duration: 00:13:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: chords, music theory, music, harmony.
I explain what 7th chords are and when to use them.

hpr1750 :: xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers

Released: 2015-04-17. Duration: 00:20:58. Flag: Clean. Series: Accessibility.
Tags: Accessibility, Linux, scripting, command line.
3 command-line tools that save me hundreds of keystrokes a day.

hpr1732 :: Renovating another Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Released: 2015-03-24. Duration: 00:33:34. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: public-domain, textbooks, music, counterpoint, Lilypond, html, scripting, calibre, ebooks.
A follow-up to ep. 1512, I reflect on what I've learned digitizing two Counterpoint textbooks.

hpr1657 :: Hacking Gutenberg eBooks

Released: 2014-12-09. Duration: 00:27:03. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: ebooks, html, css, hacks.
I talk about ebook formatting and how to customize an ebook from Project Gutenberg

hpr1568 :: Blather Speech Recognition for Linux

Released: 2014-08-06. Duration: 00:06:39. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Speech Recognition, Speech Recognition In Linux, bash scripting, GNU/Linux (Operating System), sphinx, pocketsphinx, automation.
Jon has a conversation with his computer

hpr1538 :: Overhauling the School of Music website

Released: 2014-06-25. Duration: 00:29:00. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: CSS, html, scripting, accessibility.
I discuss how I overhauled an outdated website for my employer.

hpr1512 :: Adopting and Renovating a Public-Domain Counterpoint Textbook

Released: 2014-05-20. Duration: 00:20:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: public-domain, textbooks, music, counterpoint, Lilypond, html, scripting.
I discuss one of my latest projects, a digital overhaul of a 100+ year old counterpoint textbook

hpr1368 :: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Released: 2013-10-30. Duration: 00:13:29. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: fitted sheet,folding.
You might think that folding a fitted sheet neatly is a challenge. Not Jon Kulp, he shows us how

hpr1349 :: Melissa Dupreast helps me with Audio Compression

Released: 2013-10-03. Duration: 00:17:48. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: audio,compression,"audio production","audio quality".
A lesson in audio compression from a professional engineer

hpr1339 :: Legacy Technology: My Victrola

Released: 2013-09-19. Duration: 00:29:23. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: "Victor Talking Machine Co.",Victrola,phonograph.
A 1917 Victrola demonstrated

hpr1313 :: How I Manage Contacts

Released: 2013-08-14. Duration: 00:11:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: LDIF,vCard,OwnCloud,CardDAV,Thunderbird.
Strategies for de-duplicating and centralising contact information

hpr1304 :: Jon Kulp and His Son Talk Hacking

Released: 2013-08-01. Duration: 00:41:01. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: hacking.
Jon Kulp and his son talk Hacking

hpr1301 :: Conversation with Nybill and Jon Kulp

Released: 2013-07-29. Duration: 00:54:18. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: "LUG meetings","Cory Doctorow","Neal Stephenson","speech recognition",Blather.
HPR hosts Nybill and Jon Kulp meet face-to-face

hpr1299 :: What's in my Bag

Released: 2013-07-25. Duration: 00:09:03. Flag: Clean. Series: What's in My Toolkit.
Tags: laptop,"Zoom H1",screwdriver.
What’s in my Toolkit

hpr1284 :: Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra

Released: 2013-07-04. Duration: 00:40:50. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: accessibility, Speech Recognition, Speech Recognition In Linux, bash scripting, GNU/Linux (Operating System), sphinx, pocketsphinx.
Jon Kulp interviews Jezra about speech recognition with Blather

hpr1282 :: My Homemade Recumbent Bicycle

Released: 2013-07-02. Duration: 00:34:49. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: DIY, Bicycles, Recycling.
Jon made his own recumbent bicycle and tells us about it

hpr1280 :: Homemade Antennas for OTA Hi-Def TV

Released: 2013-06-28. Duration: 00:14:59. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: antenna,homemade,bowtie,Gray-Hovermann,balun.
Antennas for over-the-air hi-def TV

hpr1276 :: Two Hacker Public Radio hosts meet face-to-face for the first time

Released: 2013-06-24. Duration: 00:08:39. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: "Jon Kulp",windigo,HPR.
A meeting between Jon Kulp and windigo (and the cat)

hpr1270 :: Fathers Day Special: Jon Kulp interviews his Dad

Released: 2013-06-14. Duration: 00:42:31. Flag: Explicit. Series: Interviews.
Tags: "FORTRAN II","punched cards",Heathkit,COBOL,modem,SPSS,"Visual BASIC",Mono,Android.
Jon Kulp interviews his Dad for Fathers Day

hpr1247 :: Recording Terrestrial Radio with bash scripts and cron jobs

Released: 2013-05-14. Duration: 00:14:36. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: bash,scripting,radio,streamripper,simple audio player.
Using a Bash script to capture terrestrial radio

hpr1197 :: What I do with bash scripts

Released: 2013-03-05. Duration: 00:27:18. Flag: Explicit. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: Bash,scripting .
Some personal anecdotes on writing Bash scripts

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