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Welcome to HPR the Community Podcast Network

We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 13 years, 9 months, 13 days ago. Our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to Hackers". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. If you record your show now it could be released in 20 days.

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Latest Shows


hpr2843 :: Afrikan Tähti (or Star of Africa)

tuturto talks about one of the most important Finnish board game ever

Hosted by tuturto on 2019-06-26 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: finnish, childhood favourite.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Tabletop Gaming | Comments (0)

For more information about the game and history behind it, have a look at the following links:


hpr2842 :: What's in my Bag an update to hpr2065

This is a short update show on what I carry in my Geek Bag

Hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 on 2019-06-25 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Linux, PC's, Laptops, Geek Bag.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Hello HPR land, this is Tony Hughes again coming to you from Blackpool in the UK.

During my last episode, which was my 50th for HPR, I realized that my ‘Bag’ has changed considerably since recording my episode hpr2065 about it back in July 2016. So this is an update on what I currently carry in my ‘Geek’ Bag when out and about.

I have several laptops which are used for different things at different times so may or may not be in the bag/bags depending on what I am doing. This is the list:

  • Lenovo X230i
  • Toshiba z30
  • Dells E6220 x 2, E7250, E7440 and E6540

Recently I have moved more to Dell laptops and the Dell E7440 is a great compromise of portability and usability with its 14" 1080p screen, but if I want light and long battery life the Toshiba z30 is a fantastic little PC with all day battery life and a great 13.3" screen.

But all the others have their place in the bag, for demonstrating Linux Distros at events or at my LUG.

So the next thing that makes it into the bag is my ZoomH2 recorder that goes with me for recording interviews at events I attend, with the intention of producing HPR shows.

I also have some tools, the first is a little set of a screwdriver and small driver bits made by Draper this is handy for laptop tear downs as it has all the necessary bit heads needed to work on electronics. I also carry a small set of pliers and a wire cutter in the bag.

I also carry a 10000mA battery pack for charging my mobile phone if needed while out and about. In conjunction with this a I carry several micro USB charging cables and a USB C cable for the increasing number of USB C devices around these days.

In the bag are also a couple of 128Gb SSD’s as spares for quick swap outs, if I don’t want to wipe a drive but wish to test a new OS, or for those times the only solution to helping someone rescue an older laptop is to stick an SSD into it.

I generally carry my 1Tb portable USB3 HDD around with me as I store a large number of current Linux ISO files for burning to a flash drive to create boot discs. With that it goes without saying that I have a few spare flash drives in the bag for just this use. I also usually carry a few SD cards for creating Raspberry Pi images if needed.

Other items include a USB WiFi card as a backup if I have a WiFi malfunction, or I’m working on a machine without its own WiFi card.

Well that’s about it for what I’m currently carrying in my bag, but before I go a bit of sad news. Many of you have heard me talk of my latest bargains from the Computer Auction I have frequented since 2006. Well sadly NO MORE, Northern Realisations after 20 years of trading have closed their doors for the last time, so I need to find another source of cheap PC equipment. As they say: All good things come to an end.

Well that’s it for this episode, this is Tony Hughes signing off for Hacker Public Radio.


hpr2841 :: How I got into Linux (and then some...)

A response to the request for "how i got into linux" and a little of my history with Linux/BSD


Hosted by Christopher M. Hobbs on 2019-06-24 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: linux, intro, story, discourse, bsd.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: How I Found Linux | Comments (0)

Basically what it says on the tin. Most distros I mention can be easily searched for. I meander through a discussion of how I got into Linux and where I am with it now.


hpr2840 :: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 3

The HPR community comes together to say happy new year and chat

Hosted by Honkeymagoo on 2019-06-21 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: HPR new years show, new years, community.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 3

Welcome to the 7th Annual Hacker Public Radio New Years Show. 2018-2019


hpr2839 :: Sample episode of the Distrohoppers Digest podcast

We bring you the first episode of the new Creative Commons show the Distrohoppers Digest


Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2019-06-20 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Tags: Distrohoppers Digest, mintCast, linux, bsd.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (6)

This is a sample episode of the new Creative Commons tech podcast. It's brought to us by Moss and our own Tony Hughes. From the blurb:

We are two Blokes who love Linux and trying out new stuff, we thought it would be interesting to share our experience of trying new Linux and BSD distributions and how we found it trying to live with them as our daily driver for up to a Month at a time, by recording a podcast about how we got on.

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hpr2838 :: Why Haskell?

tuturto tries to answer Beeza's question on why would someone want to use Haskell

Hosted by tuturto on 2019-06-19 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: haskell, response.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Haskell | Comments (0)

I got really good comment on episode 2778 - Functor and applicative in Haskell from Beeza that I’m including below:

I’ve been writing software for over 30 years but I find the syntax of Haskell anything but intuitive - in fact less so than any other programming language I have looked at. Thanks to your excellent show notes I can make sense of it but I have to say I would not like to have to develop a project using this language.

Obviously I am missing the point as nobody would design a language with the intention of its being difficult to use. Perhaps you could produce another episode addressing the question “Why Haskell?”

In this episode, I’m trying to answer to that from my point of view.


hpr2837 :: parallax live desktops in android

Parallax_Wallpaper, mouse gigglers, system d Youtube background play and more !

Hosted by operat0r on 2019-06-18 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: youtube downloader,systemd,linux,autohotkey.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (1)

parallax live desktops in android


hpr2836 :: Interview with Wendy Hill

In this episode, Yannick talks with Wendy Hill about her use of opensource software in her job

Hosted by Yannick on 2019-06-17 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: opensource, photography, lubuntu, darktable, rapidphotodownloader, displaycal, gimp.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Interviews | Comments (0)

Wendy Hill is a photographer. And by that, I don’t mean she takes pictures of her kids on Sundays at the baseball game. Although, if she was to do that, it would probably turn out to be great pictures. No, Wendy is a professional photographer, and to run her business, she uses free and opensource software.

Wait… no Photoshop? No Illustrator? How is that possible? Wendy joined me on Mumble earlier this year – that’s 2019 for you, visitors from the future – and we discussed about that.


hpr2835 :: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 2

The HPR community comes together to say happy new year and chat

Hosted by Honkeymagoo on 2019-06-14 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: HPR new years show, new years, community.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Hacker Public Radio New Years Show episode 2


hpr2834 :: My favorite desktop and android applications

Moving right along with shows from the requests list, I combine two program lists.


Hosted by Christopher M. Hobbs on 2019-06-13 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: programs, linux, android, apps, applications, lists, favorites.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

Desktop:

  • xfce4-terminal
  • globaltime (orage)
  • xfce4 notes
  • thunar
  • firefox
  • Emacs
  • claws-mail
  • weechat
  • mupdf
  • gtk-redshift
  • asunder
  • keepassx
  • lucky backup
  • virtualbox/kvm
  • xlog
  • gpredict
  • arduino ide
  • tor browser bundle
  • ledger wallet
  • xmame
  • freedoom
  • rRootage
  • dia
  • fbreader
  • gnumeric/libreoffice
  • mandelbulber2
  • gqrx
  • transmission
  • xastir
  • youtube-dl gui
  • zenmap
  • mpv

Android

  • LineageOS
  • built in phone
  • signal
  • built in fm radio
  • built in camera
  • 2048
  • acrylic paint
  • amsatdroid free
  • antennapod
  • aprsdroid
  • audiofx
  • barcode scanner
  • binaural beats
  • blockinger
  • blowtorch
  • built in calendar
  • call recorder
  • chroma doze
  • built in clock
  • cloudlibrary
  • built in contacts
  • danmaku death
  • echolink
  • equate
  • f-droid
  • fbreader
  • fennec f-droid
  • red cross first aid
  • flashlight
  • freegal music
  • gadgetbridge
  • built in gallery
  • ghost commander
  • gobandroid
  • hoopla
  • iz2uuf morse code trainer
  • libby
  • lightning
  • mobilinkd tnc
  • mupdf
  • netguard
  • o’reilly
  • orbot, orfox
  • osmand~
  • red cross pet first aid
  • plumble
  • propel graviton
  • radiodroid (radio-browser.info)
  • recorder
  • roblox
  • rpn
  • sealnote
  • sim card
  • simple world clock
  • space trader
  • spotify
  • suntimes, suntimes alarms
  • survival manual
  • termux
  • timber
  • tsumego pro
  • ttrss-reader
  • unifi
  • vlc
  • webtube
  • weechat-android
  • wifianalyzer
  • wikipedia
  • yalp store
  • yorecast

Previous five weeks

hpr2833 :: Jeroen chats with Joep Piscaer hosted by Jeroen Baten

Released: 2019-06-12. Duration: 00:19:36. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: loadays, ryan caligiuri, steve harvey.
Interviewing Joep Piscaer during Loadays in Antwerpen, Belgium

hpr2832 :: How I got started in Linux hosted by Shannon Wright

Released: 2019-06-11. Duration: 00:02:48. Flag: Clean. Series: How I Found Linux.
Tags: linux, introduction.
This is a very brief introduction on what got me into using Linux.

hpr2831 :: Interview with Robbie Ferguson hosted by Yannick

Released: 2019-06-10. Duration: 00:39:07. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: nagios, network, monitoring, opensource, singleboardcomputer, sbc, raspberrypi, odroid.
In this episode, Yannick talks with Robbie Ferguson about the Nagios Enterprise Monitoring System

hpr2830 :: HPR NYE Show 2018-2019 part 1 hosted by Honkeymagoo

Released: 2019-06-07. Duration: 03:23:14. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: hpr nye, new years eve, community.
The HPR community comes together to say happy new year and chat

hpr2829 :: Discussion around fair use clips on HPR hosted by Various Hosts

Released: 2019-06-06. Duration: 00:23:11. Flag: Clean.
Tags: HPR, Policy Change, Legal, DMCA, TWAT, Fair Use, PacketSniffers, Copyright.
A request for comments on not publishing clips with known fair use samples

hpr2828 :: Writing Web Game in Haskell - Science, part 2 hosted by tuturto

Released: 2019-06-05. Duration: 00:45:34. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: haskell.
tuturto continues their explanation on simulating science in a game written in Haskell

hpr2827 :: Unscripted ramblings from my garage about my first CTF event hosted by Christopher M. Hobbs

Released: 2019-06-04. Duration: 00:13:52. Flag: Clean.
Tags: ctf, hacking, security, infosec, events, conventions, gear.
I briefly discss a CTF event I was invited to and what I plan to bring with me.

hpr2826 :: HPR Community News for May 2019 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2019-06-03. Duration: 00:58:17. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in May 2019

hpr2825 :: More text to speech trials hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2019-05-31. Duration: 00:04:46. Flag: Clean.
Tags: gTTS, Mimic, tts.
A supplementary show to Jeroens episode 2792

hpr2824 :: Gnu Awk - Part 15 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2019-05-30. Duration: 00:31:56. Flag: Explicit. Series: Learning Awk.
Tags: Awk utility, Awk Language, gawk, redirection.
Redirection of input and output - part 2

hpr2823 :: Gentoo and why I use it hosted by aldenp

Released: 2019-05-29. Duration: 00:12:28. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Gentoo.
I talk about what Gentoo is, and why I love it so much.

hpr2822 :: What's in the Box! Part 1 hosted by NYbill

Released: 2019-05-28. Duration: 00:21:05. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: DIY, Soldering, Guitar, electronics.
NYbill opens a mystery box he found in the mail box.

hpr2821 :: Interviewing some exhibitors at the 2019 vcfe.org event hosted by Jeroen Baten

Released: 2019-05-27. Duration: 00:46:24. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: vcfe, vintage, computers, exhibition, munich, germany.
I interviewed some of the exhibitors at the recent vcfe.org event in Munich, Germany.

hpr2820 :: 29 - CERT Home Security Tips hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2019-05-24. Duration: 00:22:17. Flag: Clean. Series: Privacy and Security.
Tags: Home Networks, Security.
What CERT recommends to mitigate security and privacy threats to your home network.

hpr2819 :: Reply to Knightwise - podcasts hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2019-05-23. Duration: 00:08:13. Flag: Clean. Series: Podcast recommendations.
Tags: podcasts, narrowcasting, broadcasting.
I provide a slightly different view on podcasts to that recently given by Knightwise.

hpr2818 :: Writing Web Game in Haskell - Science, part 1 hosted by tuturto

Released: 2019-05-22. Duration: 00:43:26. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: Haskell.
tuturto explains types and data they used to model science in their Haskell game

hpr2817 :: Are you successful? Click to find out more! hosted by clacke

Released: 2019-05-21. Duration: 00:04:41. Flag: Clean.
Tags: success, self-care.
The answer may surprise you!

hpr2816 :: Gnu Awk - Part 14 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2019-05-20. Duration: 00:22:37. Flag: Explicit. Series: Learning Awk.
Tags: Awk utility, Awk Language, gawk,redirection.
Redirection of input and output - part 1

hpr2815 :: Copy pasta hosted by klaatu

Released: 2019-05-17. Duration: 00:38:20. Flag: Clean.
Tags: copy,paste,xsel.
Copying and pasting on Linux: X selections, xsel, clipboard managers, GPM, screen, and more

hpr2814 :: Spectre and Meltdown and OpenBSD and our future hosted by Zen_Floater2

Released: 2019-05-16. Duration: 00:20:51. Flag: Clean.
Tags: SCATTER HUMANS!!!.
A discussion about CPU's and our future with them, where are we going?

hpr2813 :: Should we dump the linux Desktop. hosted by knightwise

Released: 2019-05-15. Duration: 00:20:29. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: linux, desktop, rant.
Knightwise wonders if we should let go of the linux desktop environments and focus on cross-platform

hpr2812 :: Is 5G mobile data a danger to your health? hosted by clacke

Released: 2019-05-14. Duration: 00:08:04. Flag: Clean.
Tags: 5g, health, radiation, pseudoscience.
Apply Betteridge’s Law of Headlines to find out the answer

hpr2811 :: Interview with Alan Pope hosted by Yannick

Released: 2019-05-13. Duration: 01:29:47. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: ubuntu, snap, snapcraft, flatpack, linux, appimage, alan pope, popey.
In this episode, Yannick talks with Alan Pope about snaps, snapcraft and all things related

hpr2810 :: Wi-Fi on Android hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2019-05-10. Duration: 00:07:42. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Android, fdroid, lineageos, AFWall+, Wi-Fi, wpa_supplicant.conf, termux.
Ken fixes an Android Firewalled Wi-Fi connection that reports no Internet and won’t connect

hpr2809 :: The Blue Oak Model License and Its One Big Gotcha hosted by Joel D

Released: 2019-05-09. Duration: 00:21:08. Flag: Clean.
Tags: legal, licensing.
Introducing and examining a new and elegant permissive software license.

hpr2808 :: Haskell function types hosted by tuturto

Released: 2019-05-08. Duration: 00:24:29. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: haskell.
tuturto gives overview of function types in Haskell

hpr2807 :: Are bash local variables local? hosted by clacke

Released: 2019-05-07. Duration: 00:11:01. Flag: Clean. Series: Bash Scripting.
Tags: bash, perl, scope, dynamic scope, lexical scope.
A lesson on dynamic scope vs lexical scope

hpr2806 :: HPR Community News for April 2019 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2019-05-06. Duration: 01:54:00. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 2019

hpr2805 :: My 50th Show hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212

Released: 2019-05-03. Duration: 00:17:44. Flag: Clean.
Tags: HPR, Linacityux, podcasting, Audacity.
This is a review of the other 49 shows I've posted in the last 3 years

hpr2804 :: Awk Part 13: Fix-Width Field Processing hosted by b-yeezi

Released: 2019-05-02. Duration: 00:06:21. Flag: Explicit. Series: Learning Awk.
Tags: bash,linux,cli,commandline,awk.
In this episode, I discuss how to deal with fix-width field text files using Awk

hpr2803 :: Update on my Raspi 3 B OpenMedia Vault and Next Cloud instances hosted by JWP

Released: 2019-05-01. Duration: 00:07:29. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Raspberry Pi,NextCloud,openmediavault.
A short podcast on how my little home servers are working or not

hpr2802 :: Mid-life (?) assessment hosted by clacke

Released: 2019-04-30. Duration: 00:16:31. Flag: Clean.
Tags: life, kids, work, medicine, future.
It seems life goes faster and faster and then turns around and goes slower and slower

hpr2801 :: Guitar Set Up Part 1. hosted by NYbill

Released: 2019-04-29. Duration: 00:28:44. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Guitar, DIY.
NYbill talks about setting up a guitar.

hpr2800 :: My YouTube Subscriptions #6 hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2019-04-26. Duration: 00:19:29. Flag: Clean. Series: YouTube Subscriptions.
Tags: YouTube, Channels, Subscriptions.
Part six of my list of subscribed channels

hpr2799 :: building an arduino programmer hosted by Brian in Ohio

Released: 2019-04-25. Duration: 00:20:12. Flag: Clean. Series: Arduino and related devices.
Tags: Arduino,ArduinoISP.
turn an arduino nano into a programmer

hpr2798 :: Should Podcasters be Pirates ? hosted by knightwise

Released: 2019-04-24. Duration: 00:12:05. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: podcast,pirate radio,decentralisation.
Knightwise waxes nostalgically on the early days of podcasting and wonders if we all sold out?

hpr2797 :: Writing Web Game in Haskell - Simulation at high level hosted by tuturto

Released: 2019-04-23. Duration: 00:25:47. Flag: Clean. Series: Haskell.
Tags: haskell, persistent.
tuturto gives overview of simulation in their 4x game

hpr2796 :: IRS,Credit Freezes and Junk Mail Ohh My! hosted by operat0r

Released: 2019-04-22. Duration: 00:12:26. Flag: Clean.
Tags: IRS,Credit Freeze,Junk Mail,hacking.
IRS Credit Freezes and Junk Mail

hpr2795 :: Dead Earth hosted by klaatu

Released: 2019-04-19. Duration: 00:36:50. Flag: Clean. Series: Tabletop Gaming.
Tags: RPG,Tabletop Game,Dead Earth.
A review of a 20-year old, GNU Free Documentation Licensed, RPG about post-apocalyptic turmoil

hpr2794 :: Interview with Martin Wimpress hosted by Yannick

Released: 2019-04-18. Duration: 00:40:12. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: ubuntu, mate, ubuntu mate, martin wimpress, raspberry pi, desktop environment, linux.
In this episode, Yannick talks with Martin Wimpress about the Ubuntu MATE project

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