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Jun 17, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: How to keep your photos safe Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3620 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3620/hpr3620_source.flac If you have photos that are important to you, you should take steps to protect them. Every day someone loses a lifetime of memories because they didn't take these steps. Don't be one of them. In this tutorial I explain how I backup and protect my photos and what my workflow is like. You may find some ideas here that you...
Topics: GIMP, Photo storage, Photo backup, Photo workflow
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Jun 3, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is DOS Wildcards and File Attributes. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3610 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3610/hpr3610_source.flac For this lesson we are going to fill in a couple of concepts that we will need before we go further with directories. Wildcards can let you look for files and directories without specifying the complete name, and look for items with similar names or file extensions. And file attributes...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, wildcards, attributes
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May 20, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: How to digitize old prints, slides, and negatives Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3600 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3600/hpr3600_source.flac Today most photos are in digital formats, such as those you take with a smartphone, so they can be worked on with GIMP right away. But about old prints, slides, and negatives? Before you can work on them, they need to be digitized in some way. In this tutorial I look at some of the options you have...
Topics: GIMP, digitizing, scanning, photos
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May 6, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is Directory commands. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3590 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3590/hpr3590_source.flac As we saw in the last lesson, DOS uses directories to organize the files on your disks. That means we need to use directory commands to create a structure to store our files, and to find the files we have stored there. This tutorial takes us through the various commands you can use to do this. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, directory listing
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Apr 22, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: How to work with unprocessed images in RAW formats Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3580 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3580/hpr3580_source.flac Most of the time we work with JPEG images because that is the most common format for digital images. They have the virtue of decent quality combined with smaller file size, and so won't fill up your storage quite as fast. But if you want the highest quality you have to work with unprocessed images,...
Topics: GIMP, RAW images, unprocessed images
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Apr 8, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is the file system. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3570 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3570/hpr3570_source.flac One key to working with DOS is to understand the file system. This is not just about organizing files, though that is certainly a part of it, but also about keeping your system running smoothly and recovering lost files in some circumstances. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, file system
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Mar 25, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the LCh Components Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3560 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3560/hpr3560_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the LCh Components Modes, which brings us to yet another color model, in this case the Hue, Saturation, and Value model. We've already looked at RGB, which is the model used for...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, LCh Components Modes
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Mar 11, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is Format and Copy commands Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3550 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3550/hpr3550_source.flac This tutorial is mostly about working with floppy disks, or diskettes, though we also mention the formatting of hard drives, which generally required the use of a floppy drive and diskette to accomplish. Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, Format, Copy, Diskcopy, Xcopy
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Feb 25, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the HSV Components Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3540 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3540/hpr3540_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the HSV Components Modes, which brings us to yet another color model, in this case the Hue, Saturation, and Value model. We've already looked at RGB, which is the model used for...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, HSV Components Modes
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Feb 18, 2022 tuturto
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Summary: turturto talks how she's using template Haskell to cut down amount of code she writes Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3535 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3535/hpr3535_source.flac There's certain amount of boilerplate code in my game that keeps repeating time after time. I can't quite remove it, but I can hide it with template haskell. newtype recap I'll be using PlanetName as an example throughout the show. newtype is Haskell's way of defining a new...
Topics: haskell, metaprogramming, template haskell
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Feb 11, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is DOS filenames and ASCII Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3530 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3530/hpr3530_source.flac In a purely text-based operating system you need to pay special attention to naming files. You won't have any helpful icons or thumbnails to help you locate things. So we dig into the file naming conventions in DOS, including forbidden characters. And since the...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, filenames, ASCII
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Feb 10, 2022 monochromec
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Summary: The two ageing heroes discuss the past year in review Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3529 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3529/hpr3529_source.mp3 Right into the third year of the first five-year plan our two ageing heroes discuss the past year in review (blatantly stealing this concept from other popular podcasts), focussing on the hotter episodes of second year and progress with increasing the number of active listeners from two to...
Topics: 2021, review, communism, five year plan, Grumpy Old Coders, MiniDebConf
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Jan 31, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: Upgrades to Aspire 5 Slim and Specs Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3521 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3521/hpr3521_source.flac Upgrades to Aspire 5 Slim A515-43-R19L Replacement for the Acer Aspire 5750 Aspire A515-43 How to Install an Additional Hard Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiadRhJ70Rs Specs { CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS Storage: 128GB SSD, NMVE...
Topics: laptop, hardware, hardware upgrades, RAM, hard drive
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Jan 28, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the Inversion Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3520 Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Inversion Modes, which in various ways invert the lightness and the color values of the component layers. These are the Layer Modes available on the latest (at the time I write this) version of GIMP, 2.10.24. Links:...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Inversion Modes
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Jan 26, 2022 monochromec
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Summary: Our two OAPs discuss running conferencing systems like BigBlueButton behind NAT Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3518 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3518/hpr3518_source.mp3 In this episode of your favourite FLOSS podcast our two OAPs discuss the challenges of running conferencing systems like BigBlueButton behind a network address translation (NAT) configuration, something that the Inlaws have been struggeling (?) with for quite some...
Topics: BigBlueButton, Network Address Translation, TURN, STUN, WebRTC, Parallels, Vulcan's Hammer, The Ice
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Jan 25, 2022 JWP
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Summary: Laptop update Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3517 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3517/hpr3517_source.adts Just a simple check of an old laptop with update
Topics: Hp stream, Lubuntu, geko, Linux, pine64
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Jan 24, 2022 operat0r
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Summary: This is a rant mostly about prescriptions and health care Series: Health and Healthcare Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3516 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3516/hpr3516_source.mp3 It's a rant mostly about prescriptions and health care
Topic: rant
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Jan 21, 2022 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Some useful tools for working with Android Devices Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3515 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3515/hpr3515_source.flac Android Debugging Android Debug Bridge (adb) homepage Install ADB Tools There are multiple guides online as to how to install, but I found dnf install android-tools.x86_64 adb-enhanced.noarch the easiest. Similar commands are available for the other distros. Use your package manager to search for adb ....
Topics: adb, scrcpy, android Debug Bridge
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Jan 20, 2022 operat0r
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Summary: I talk about old pentest stories Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3514 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3514/hpr3514_source.ogg Mass unlock/powershell Link to NOTES.ps1
Topic: hacking stories
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Jan 19, 2022 beni
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Summary: Summits on the Air is the combination of mountain climbing and amateur radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3513 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3513/hpr3513_source.flac Links You'll find further information under the following links: Summits on the Air on Wikipedia The main SOTA website SotaWatch 3 where you post spots and alerts SotaData where you post your activation and chaser reports to claim points SOTA Reflector the SOTA internet forums SOTLAS a...
Topics: ham, ham radio, hamradio, sota
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Jan 18, 2022 Jezra
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Summary: flappin gums aboot auld hardware and how I use it. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3512 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3512/hpr3512_source.flac Toshiba Satellite L455-S5000 https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Toshiba_Satellite_L455-S5975 The script! #!/bin/bash # target dir is ~/Photos/YYYY-MM-DD_Hm targetDir="/home/$USER/Photos/$(date +"%F_%H%M")" # create the dir mkdir $targetDir # cd to dir cd $targetDir # kill all gphoto stuff pkill -f...
Topics: auld hardware, photography
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Jan 17, 2022 klaatu
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Summary: This is how I use Podman on the desktop Series: Virtualization Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3511 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3511/hpr3511_source.flac I used to use Vagrant to spin up minimal virtual machines when I needed to test code on a different distro than what I ran. Lately I've switched to Podman . Install Podman with your distribution's package manager. Configure it: $ sudo --add-subuids 200000-265536 \ --add-subgids 200000-265536 \ $USER...
Topics: containers, podman, docker, vagrant
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Jan 14, 2022 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is Syntax, Switches, and Help. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3510 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3510/hpr3510_source.flac Since DOS is a command line type of operating system, it is really important that you understand the syntax of commands. The good news is that the system will do what you tell it to do. But the bad news is that it will do what you tell it to do. You have to tell it...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, syntax, switches, help
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Jan 13, 2022 monochromec
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Summary: The Matrix Project Without Neo Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3509 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3509/hpr3509_source.mp3 In this episode, the Inlaws are hosting Neil Johnson, VP of Engineering at Element. But this is not just about this popular Matrix graphical user interface but rather about this federated communication network dubbed as the next big thing after Mastodon and Discord, soon to take over the world (pretty much like...
Topics: Matrix, Element, federated social network, peer-to-peer communication
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Jan 12, 2022 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto talks about some of the differences between C# and Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3508 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3508/hpr3508_source.flac This episode covers some of the differences between C# and Haskell. I'm probably going to omit lot of things accidentally. Origin: practical language for solving real world problems vs. programming language research Main paradigm: object oriented vs purely functional Changing data:...
Topics: haskell, c#, programming
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Jan 11, 2022 Archer72
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Summary: USB Turntable fix and sound journey with arecord, asound and ffmpeg Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3507 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3507/hpr3507_source.flac Partial list of albums Journey - Frontiers Journey - Evolution Journey - Greatest Hits Journey - Departure Chicago - 2 albums - unknown titles John Denver - Rocky Mountain Christmas Inside Star Trek (1976) SIDE I Inside Star Trek Star Trek Theme William Shatner Meets Captain Kirk The Origin of...
Topics: Vinyl, album, Vinyl album, record album, aplay, arecord, alsaloop, ffmpeg, retro, USB turntable
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Jan 10, 2022 operat0r
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Summary: I give away 50$ prize ! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3506 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3506/hpr3506_source.ogg Upload today! https://hackerpublicradio.org/calendar.php RULES: only new host or existing host interviewing a 3rd party I pick the winner don't abuse the system to win the prize ;P
Topic: contest
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Jan 7, 2022 beni
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Summary: Ken (PA7KEN) and Beni (HB9HNT) talk about getting your HAM ticket in Switzerland Series: HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3505 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3505/hpr3505_source.flac HAM Radio Organizations The HAM Page of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications, BAKOM: https://www.bakom.admin.ch/bakom/de/home/frequenzen-antennen/frequenznutzung-mit-oder-ohne-konzessionen/amateurfunk.html Union of Swiss Short Wave Amateurs, they manage the...
Topics: Swiss, BAKOM, HamRadioTrainer, HB9
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Jan 6, 2022 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Andrew and Dave watch the launch of the JWST Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3504 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3504/hpr3504_source.flac Overview On Christmas Day 2021 at 12:20 UTC the James Webb Space Telescope was launched. This is the largest telescope ever sent into space and the project has been delayed for many years. The entire astronomical community was very nervous about the launch and about the phase that will follow as the telescope is set up...
Topics: astronomy, telescope, rocket launch, JWST, NASA, ESA, CSA
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Jan 5, 2022 Ken Fallon
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Summary: In this episode we will show you how to connect to the HPR Community Room on Mumble. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3503 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3503/hpr3503_source.wav The complete shownotes are available in our mumble how-to . When using Mumble you should always use a microphone and headset positioned close to your mouth but slightly off to the side. The Mumble website offers download and install instructions for different operating systems....
Topics: mumble, hpr mumble, new year show
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Jan 4, 2022 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: I just ramble for a few minutes about my new Juno PC Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3502 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3502/hpr3502_source.flac Hi to all HPR listeners this is a short show just to say Hi and a happy New Year to those in HPR land I may not have talked to over the Mumble marathon (and that is most of you). My main news is my new Juno PC which I got just before Christmas and It is a massive upgrade for me from my old Gen 3 i7 PC I was...
Topics: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Juno computers, Ryzen 5900, New Year Greetings
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Jan 3, 2022 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in December 2021 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3501 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3501/hpr3501_source.wav New hosts Welcome to our new host: Mechatroniac . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3478 Wed 2021-12-01 Audio Wiring Hack on a Classroom Podium Jon Kulp 3479 Thu 2021-12-02 Linux Inlaws S01E49: Version Control Systems and why bother monochromec 3480 Fri...
Topic: Community News
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Dec 31, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the Contrast Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3500 Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Contrast Modes, which are ways of combining layers that can heighten the contrast my making light pixels lighter and dark pixels darker. These are the Layer Modes available on the latest (at the time I write this) version of GIMP, 2.10.24. Links:...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Contrast Modes
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Dec 30, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: I fix a noisy blower motor that I put off since last winter. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3499 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3499/hpr3499_source.wav A brief description of fixing a problem I put off from last winter, on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Motor with the electrical plug still attached Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized image 12 volt plug showing where to press the clip to remove it Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized image Mess...
Topics: car, repair, maintenance, bearing
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Summary: the same as the title so I'm not going to repeat it Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3498 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3498/hpr3498_source.mp3 In this end of year episode / Xmas bumper our two aging heroes host the Grumpy Old Coders once again. Apart from having lots of fun, our four eclectic panelists discuss the year in review and some obscure predictions the Inlaws made at the end of last year in S01E20 to see if these became true or not. Plus a...
Topics: Mainframes, IBM, Hyperscaler secrets, Rust, old men, programming languages
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Dec 28, 2021 one_of_spoons
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Summary: Follow the wail of the janky scissor monster into the muddy flux of headtorch borderlands. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3497 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3497/hpr3497_source.wav Three phase alternating current generated from an axial flux alternator. I did find plans which seem to describe themselves as open. I might get around to posting them at a web site, but that exists much less than other comprehensive banks of searchable information on the...
Topics: oscillators, complexity, flux, alternator, 3phase, field, trees, sky
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Dec 27, 2021 norrist
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Summary: Some python to record short segments of audio. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3496 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3496/hpr3496_source.wav https://gitlab.com/norrist/solocast Sample script.txt This is a sample script for solocast. Separate the segments with a blank line Bulleted lists are OK, but keep the items together by not skipping a line - Item 1 - Item 2 ### Markdown Formatting is OK But the Formatting gets lost in the script so you can write show...
Topics: python, sox
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Dec 24, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: Podcast Recommendation: The Retroist number 243 - Die Hard Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3495 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3495/hpr3495_source.flac Retroist Podcast Episode 243 (Die Hard) https://retroist.com/retroist-die-hard-podcast https://archive.org/details/retroist-podcast-episode-243-die-hard A nostalgic look at the action film Die Hard, released in 1988. Also a look at whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas...
Topics: retro, retroist, nostalgia, 1988, die hard, bruce willis, podcast
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Dec 23, 2021 Jon Kulp
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Summary: I talk about my Generac 4000XL gasoline-powered generator and what I've done to get it running right Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3494 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3494/hpr3494_source.mp3 In this episode I talk about some work I've done recently on my Generac 4000xl portable generator. Here are some images to accompany the episode. First a beefcake shot of the unit: This is the power panel on the generator Here's the receptacle for the fat cable...
Topics: Engine repair, generators, electricity, emergency preparedness
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Dec 22, 2021 Claudio Miranda
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Summary: A short Spanish episode inspired by discussions about non-English episodes on the HPR mailing list. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3493 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3493/hpr3493_source.flac Mendoza, Argentina - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendoza,_Argentina Spanish (Castilian/Castellano) Language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language Texto-Plano - https://texto-plano.xyz El Podcast de Texto-Plano - https://podcast.texto-plano.xyz/ SDF -...
Topics: spanish, languages, castellano, espanol, pubnix, textoplano, podcast
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Summary: Pipewire - Just another audio server? - Think again! Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3492 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3492/hpr3492_source.mp3 In this episode - sadly missing Martin as he buggered off to do something else - the remaining Inlaw hosts Wim Taymans, inventor and brain behind Pipewire, a new approach to Linux audio. Don't miss out on this episode if you're fed up with Pulseaudio (hello Martin :-) or find Jack just too...
Topics: Linux audio, Pipewire, PulseAudio, Jack, gstreamer, Rubik's Cube, Kefir
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Dec 20, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: Bear with me as I go though my github over the past year some real gems in here Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3491 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3491/hpr3491_source.ogg main github (other stuff one there like SC_BADGER etc) https://github.com/freeload101 flickmetrix script https://github.com/freeload101/SCRIPTS/blob/7279338b610c914812169e107cbbea45e4ca5254/fu.txt#L102 High_Contrast_Toggle_AutoHotkey.ahk...
Topics: scripts, hacking, github, windows, linux
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Dec 17, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is the Path. Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3490 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3490/hpr3490_source.flac In this DOS tutorial we take a look at the Path, an important concept. While the concept continues to be used in modern operating systems like Linux, in DOS you had severe limitations you always had to be conscious of. Remember that this was in the days when 640KB was enough memory for anyone. Links:...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, The Path
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Dec 16, 2021 tuturto
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Summary: tuturto talks about equality in Haskell Series: Haskell Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3489 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3489/hpr3489_source.flac Equality of structured errors Background In previous episode, I built a system where error codes weren't defined in one huge type. This made compilation times faster and maintenance quite a bit more easier. Problem I wanted to write a test to see that parameters passed to validatePatchApiPersonR are...
Topics: haskell, eq
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Summary: recorded November 19 2021 quick storm. Series: Sound Scapes Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3488 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3488/hpr3488_source.WAV Recorded November 19 2021 quick storm. Please search Binaural on HPR for similar recordings and description of procedure, enjoy and have a glorious 2022. Links hpr0785 :: binaural recording hpr0792 :: Binaural Recording hpr2338 :: Binaural recording 2 off to work
Topics: Binaural, storm, thunder
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Dec 14, 2021 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n installs a cat door in his interior basement door Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3487 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3487/hpr3487_source.flac Synopsis In today's episode, Rho`n installs a cat door in the basement door separating the finished side of the basement from the utility side. Follow along as he learns once again that it is best to read all the instructions before starting a project, and also learns that modern, inexpensive, interior doors...
Topics: Install, cat door
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Dec 13, 2021 hakerdefo
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Summary: Turn GNU nano text editor into a fancy, good looking & powerful editor Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3486 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3486/hpr3486_source.wav Text editors are highly subjective and highly opinionated commodities. Everyone is aware of infamous rivalry between users of Emacs and Vi/Vim. Every single text editor has its own strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the day it's the question of your personal...
Topics: text-editor, terminal, linux, nano, pico, pine, nanorc
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Dec 10, 2021 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken (Fallon not Thompson) checks his unix like computer to see how many commands still exist. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3485 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3485/hpr3485_source.wav top ten of the first unix commands 50 years after the 1st Edition of Unix was published, Ken (Fallon not Thompson) checks his unix like computer to see how many commands still exist (38) and how many are not installed by default (23). Thanks to @bsdimp on twitter for the...
Topics: unix, unix commands
Hacker Public Radio
Dec 9, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: My vim setup with the GnuPG vim plugin Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3484 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3484/hpr3484_source.flac Using the GnuPG vim plugin to edit encrypted files. See show hpr3476 My mutt email setup http://www.hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3476 GnuPG Vim Plugin on vim.org https://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3645 GnuPG Vim Plugin on Github https://github.com/vim-scripts/gnupg.vim From man 1...
Topics: vim, plugin, lightweight
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Dec 8, 2021 sigflup
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Summary: Sigflup got a pinephone and wants to talk about it. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3483 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3483/hpr3483_source.flac ringtone location: /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo Gimp on a cellphone, for obvious reasons. Links wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PinePhone Official website: https://www.pine64.org/pinephone/ PinePhone Wiki: https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/PinePhone
Topics: linux, cellphone, pinephone, mobie phone
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Summary: Building robots from junk parts and tech prepping Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3482 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3482/hpr3482_source.ogg http://solarbotics.net/bftgu/default.htm https://www.bitchute.com/video/jwD4sZhnXrEk/ Hail to my Loyal Henchmen and fellow SuperVillains, welcome new recruits and greetings to the hackers of HPR. This is Mechatroniac the mechatronics maniac with the zeroth installment of Robot Warlords of the Apocalypse, where I...
Topics: beam, righttorepair, robots, mechatronics
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Dec 6, 2021 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in November 2021 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3481 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3481/hpr3481_source.flac New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: one_of_spoons , dnt . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3456 Mon 2021-11-01 HPR Community News for October 2021 HPR Volunteers 3457 Tue 2021-11-02 Tables klaatu 3458 Wed 2021-11-03 Living in the Terminal 2: The...
Topic: Community News
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Dec 3, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on Layer Modes in GIMP with the Darken Modes Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3480 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3480/hpr3480_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Darken Modes, except for Burn, which was covered in the previous tutorial. Darken modes do what they say on the tin, they make things darker, and so they are kind of the inverse of the...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Darken Modes
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Summary: Version Control Systems and why bother Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3479 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3479/hpr3479_source.mp3 In this episode our two heroes contemplate the ins and outs of version control systems (VCS) and how to maintain sanity using them. Particular focus is on the newer generation of such as git which enabled large-scale community projects such as the Linux kernel, programming languages like Rust and Python...
Topics: Version control systems, git, subversion, mercurial, bazaar, how to buy guns as a minor in NL
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Dec 1, 2021 Jon Kulp
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Summary: Listen in while I hack the wiring on our classroom podium for custom audio routing. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3478 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3478/hpr3478_source.mp3 In this episode I take you along for the ride as I hack the wiring in a classroom podium so that I can show musical scores on the Elmo document camera while playing audio through the podium's laptop VGA audio source. Without this hack, the students could either see the score, or...
Topics: audio, wiring, higher education
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Nov 30, 2021 Brian in Ohio
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Summary: Available forths, old and new Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3477 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3477/hpr3477_source.flac arduino as a sketch download pdf at wiki.forth-ev.de , then cut and paste $ the arduino controlled by eforth, search for this ter$ amforth amforth.sourceforge.net flashforth flashforth.com resources arduino-forth.com forth.org forth.org/eforth.html
Topics: forth, arduino, history
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 29, 2021 Archer72
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Summary: My humble mutt email setup Series: Lightweight Apps Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3476 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3476/hpr3476_source.flac Get app password and enter it in a file call pass set my_gpass= "MyAppPassword" Encrypt pass file with 'gpg -e pass' Shred pass file with 'shred -uv pass', which uses verbose mode shred - overwrite a file to hide its contents, and optionally delete it -u deallocate and remove file after overwriting -v,...
Topics: mutt, email, gpg, accessibility
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Nov 26, 2021 minnix
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Summary: Using Libreelec, Kodi, a tuner, and a Raspberry Pi to create a great media center Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3475 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3475/hpr3475_source.ogg I've been using this setup or one similar for several years now and it has worked out very well. Hardware: Clearstream TV antenna Coax cable Hauppage WinTV-dual HD USB Dual Tuner Raspberry Pi 4 4GB 1 TB SSD connected via USB 3 HDMI cable Software: Libreelec OS Kodi TVheadend server...
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Nov 25, 2021 operat0r
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Summary: Comments on show and audio processing Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3474 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3474/hpr3474_source.mp3 https://matrix.to/#/#HPR:matrix.org media > text > keywords https://github.com/freeload101/SCRIPTS/blob/master/Bash/Stream_to_Text_with_Keywords.sh NICE ! http://hackerpublicradio.org/rss-future.php broken ? http://gitlab.anhonesthost.com/HPR/HPR_Public_Code/ ( broken ? ) Donate!...
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Nov 24, 2021 thelovebug
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Summary: Dave explains his journey into Amateur Radio, initial setup and successes. Series: HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3473 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3473/hpr3473_source.flac Opening Hello, my name is Dave, and welcome to another exciting episode of Hacker Public Radio. It's been a couple of years since my last episode, and I know that HPR is running low on shows. As I have had this one in planning for some time now, I though this was the...
Topics: amateur radio, baofeng, rsgb, qso, cq, ham, ham radio, hf
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Nov 23, 2021 Jezra
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Summary: just because the sky is clear, doesn't mean the air is safe to breathe Series: Programming 101 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3472 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3472/hpr3472_source.flac AQI Air Quality Index - measures particles in the air Ozone good at high altitudes bad on the earth surface https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone#Low_level_ozone PM2.5 Particulate Matter, 2.5 micrometers...
Topics: ruby, api, programming
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Nov 22, 2021 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A quick talk about one of my favorite Legacy Audio devices, a genuine Sony FM/AM cassette Walkman. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3471 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3471/hpr3471_source.mp3 This episode is just a quick talk about one of my favorite legacy audio devices, my Sony FM/AM cassette Walkman, model WM-F41. Links Sony Walkman WM-F41 Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer Music is from Kimiko Ishizaka's The Open Art of Fugue :...
Topics: audio, vintage audio, cassette tapes, tape players, portable stereos, audio repair
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Nov 19, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: More on DOS. This time it is External Commands and Emergency Boot Disk Series: DOS Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3470 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3470/hpr3470_source.flac In our continuing exploration of DOS we come to the topics of External Commands and Emergency Boot Disks. We cover them together because External Commands may not be available on your Emergency Boot Disk unless you take steps to include them, unlike Internal Commands, which are...
Topics: DOS, early PC computing, External Commands, Emergency Boot Disk
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 18, 2021 monochromec
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Summary: The Great Battle nor Not Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3469 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3469/hpr3469_source.mp3 In this episode Martin and one of the Grumpies (as in Grumpy Old Coders) battle it out: SQL or NoSQL - which technology is better? If you ever wondered why the Structured Query Language was invented in the first place and why the hipster abandoned ship for the latest (?) rage of the likes of the NoSQL variety, this is...
Topics: SQL, NoSQL, Grumpy Old Coders, Hipster databases, mainframes, Execution planners
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Nov 17, 2021 MrX
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Summary: In this episode I discuss Debian distro upgrade intervals for my raspberry Pi Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3468 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3468/hpr3468_source.flac A discussion about Debian LTS distro upgrade intervals on my Raspberry Pi Relevant links below Debian release information My previous episode from last year where I covered the upgrade on my raspberry Pi from Debian Jessie 8 to Stretch 9 A previous episode where I describe my raspberry...
Topics: Linux, Distros, Raspberry Pi, Debian
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 16, 2021 dnt
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Summary: One way of doing Protonmail in the terminal. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3467 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3467/hpr3467_source.flac I use email in the terminal with a combination of: protonmail-bridge-cli local IMAP server to fetch Protonmail mails tmux to run protonmail-bridge in isync (or offlineimap etc) to sync IMAP with maildirs notmuch to tag and search mails afew to move mails found by certain notmuch queries in certain maildirs alot to...
Topics: email, protonmail, alot, afew, notmuch, mbsync
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Nov 15, 2021 JWP
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Summary: A short summary on why podcast listening might be on decline. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3466 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3466/hpr3466_source.m4a I did a show about why I do not listen to non-mainstream podcasts as much as I used to. For me two things happened: I switched from being in the car for 16 hours a week to being a remote sales person at home. So the 16 hours I listened to podcasts every week in the car went away. The second reason I...
Topics: podcasts, dowloads
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Nov 12, 2021 JWP
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Summary: Podcast about a new Android go Tablet I purchased Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3465 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3465/hpr3465_source.m4a Just a basic podcast about a tablet. https://www.walmart.com/ip/onn-7-Tablet/930669857
Topics: Walmart, Android Go, Tablet
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Nov 11, 2021 Andrew Conway
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Summary: Being irrational is rational. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3464 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3464/hpr3464_source.wav When listening to HPR 3442 by Klaatu, which I recommend, some thoughts about how we think started rattling about in my head. In this show I riff on that and talk about the importance of our irrational mode of thought.
Topics: philosophy, mathematics, science, chess, logic, music
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Nov 10, 2021 Rho`n
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Summary: Rho`n walks through the process of backing up his laptop with Clonezilla Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3463 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3463/hpr3463_source.flac Notes on the audio quality I have been looking into the audio quality issues of my shows. I think I have found a solution to them. Unfortunately, this show was recorded before I discovered it. Synopsis In today's episode, I take the audience along my adventure in backing up my laptop's hard...
Topics: Clonezilla, backup, backups, cloning, hard drives
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 9, 2021 one_of_spoons
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Summary: Introduction of new host, with reference to semantic playgrounds. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3462 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3462/hpr3462_source.flac Title: Metal marbles. Summary: Introduction of host, with reference to semantic playgrounds. Link to the rust converter recipe, which I found to be cheaper, and more sprayable than buckets of gel or paint-like substances which you might find elsewhere:...
Topic: host zen
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 8, 2021 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: Rho'n, Dave and Ken read the entire email thread related to changing the HPR theme Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3461 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3461/hpr3461_source.flac We didn't have time to tackle the discussion in last months community news so today we dedicate an entire show to reading out all the comments relating to the HPR Branding. See...
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Nov 5, 2021 Ahuka
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Summary: We continue our look at the Layer Modes in GIMP with Dodge and Burn Series: GIMP Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3460 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3460/hpr3460_source.flac Layer Modes, sometimes called Blending Modes, allow you to combine layers in a variety of ways. We continue with the Dodge and Burn Modes. Dodge is one of the Lighten Modes, while Burn is one of the Darken Modes, but I pulled them out for their own tutorial because they are not only...
Topics: GIMP, Layer Modes, Blending Modes, Dodge and Burn
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 4, 2021 monochromec
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Summary: The Open Source Initiative Series: Linux Inlaws Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3459 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3459/hpr3459_source.mp3 In this episode our two OAPs host Deb Nicholson, the general manager of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Apart from riveting insights into open source licensing we discuss the greater FLOSS ecosystem and Deb's views on why wearing shoes is important in certain contexts, open source standards, law suits and the...
Topics: OSI, RMS, Open Core, the Cat Internet, Luca, Loki, open source licensing
Hacker Public Radio
Nov 3, 2021 BlacKernel
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Summary: A very tired BlacKernel tries to handle feedback from the previous episode Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3458 Original audio: http://archive.org/download/hpr3458/hpr3458_source.flac Talking Points Listener Feedback Dave Morriss and the Markdown/HTML debacle Using validate_html Podcast logistics etc. hackerdefo's suggestions .less_termcap: export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$(tput bold; tput setaf 2) export LESS_TERMCAP_md=$(tput bold; tput setaf 6) export LESS_TERMCAP_me=$(tput...
Topics: cli, linux, terminal, applications, picks, tired