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Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^)

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episodes: 15

hpr2237 :: Do you care?

Released on 2017-02-28 under a CC-BY-SA license.

CPrompt talks about one of his pet-peeves. The phrase "I could care less"

hpr2218 :: Cool Stuff pt. 5

Released on 2017-02-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.
  1. Android App: Opera Mini
  2. Website: CharacterMap
  3. Music: Gilad Hekselman

hpr2009 :: Understanding the GNU/Screen Hardstatus line

Released on 2016-04-14 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Links (CPrompt's .screenrc file) (GNU Man page on String Escapes)

hpr1861 :: Cool Stuff pt. 4

Released on 2015-09-21 under a CC-BY-SA license.


A great command line music player

CMUS Home Page:

A good guide:

Song Exploder

Podcast where musicians take apart their songs bit by bit

Mr. Robot

"Follows a young computer programmer (Malek) who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking. He's recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot."

The pilot for Mr. Robot was directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Directed by:

  • Sam Esmail


  • Rami Malek
  • Christian Slater
  • Carly Chaikin
  • Portia Doubleday
  • Martin Wallstrm

hpr1857 :: Adventures In Coffee

Released on 2015-09-15 under a CC-BY-SA license.
  1. CPrompts French Press:
  2. Grocer that has some great coffee:
  3. The only creamer that will go in CPrompt's coffee:

hpr1758 :: Cool Stuff part 3

Released on 2015-04-29 under a CC-BY-SA license.


A part of PRX (Public Radio Exchange), they are a collection of story-driven podcasts sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation.


Knight Foundation :

Headed up by their flagship podcast 99% Invisible which is based on architecture and design and hosted by Roman Mars


rxvt = Roberts XVT. X = X Window System, VT = VT102 terminal

VT Terminal :

rxvt started as a replacement for xterm. Written by Rob Nation

Forked by Marc Lehmann and called rxvt-unicode or urxvt. Gave features such as transparency, Perl extensions and better font support

Uses the .xdefaults configuration file in your home directory for customizations.

Phil Plait's Crash Course Astronomy

Also known as The Bad Astronomer

Wikipedia :

Blogs at Slate :

Ted Talks :

Crash Course on YouTube:

hpr1658 :: Cool Stuff Part 2

Released on 2014-12-10 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Today I Found Out:

Daily Knowledge Podcast:

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

XFCE : script that uses xdtool to move window from one monitor to the next

Hyperkin Pixel Art Controller: Use with the SNES9x emulator. Works very well

hpr1549 :: Cool Stuff Pt.1

Released on 2014-07-10 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this episode CPrompt covers some pretty cool stuff that he has found over the last few days.

Links: Beyond Pod

You're Listening To

Wallet Ninja

Dream The Electric Sleep

hpr1536 :: The 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit

Released on 2014-06-23 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this episode CPrompt travels down a little memory lane and talks about a childhood favorite, the Science Fair 150-in-1 Electronic Project Kit.


hpr1489 :: Setting up a Raspberry Pi and RaspBMC

Released on 2014-04-17 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this episode CPrompt and his friend Matt go through their entire process of putting together a Raspberry Pi, installing the OS and setting up RaspBMC.


hpr1472 :: How I Found Linux

Released on 2014-03-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.

CPrompt^ goes into how he found linux and never looked back...

hpr1422 :: Setting up and using SSH and SOCKS

Released on 2014-01-14 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this episode I go through how I set up SSH and SOCKS. This is very useful when you need to feel a bit more secure in your internet traffic and need to keep out of prying eyes. I also go over some tools used to access your home network from a Windows computer.


hpr1399 :: Interview with Ben Everard

Released on 2013-12-12 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this show I interview Ben Everard, former editor of Linux Format who is now promoting a crowd-funded campaign through Indiegogo for a new Linux magazine, Linux Voice. We also talk about Ben's other project which is a book called "Learning Python with Raspberry Pi" from Wiley Publishing. Later in the podcast we talk about how Ben arrived to Linux and what he finds to be the most exciting thing he has written about as well as what's going on in the Linux world.

hpr1396 :: First Thoughts of the Google Chromecast

Released on 2013-12-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.

I discuss my first experience with the Google Chromecast. I go through my process of setting up the device and start streaming Netflix, Music and Podcasts.

hpr1317 :: What's In My 2 Bags

Released on 2013-08-20 under a CC-BY-SA license.

CPrompt^ records his first podcast. Talks about what he does for employments as well as what he carries around on a daily basis. Not all hackin-geeky stuff but it's still carried around.


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