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Welcome to HPR the Community Podcast

We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 18 years, 10 months, 5 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 3 days.

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Latest Shows


hpr4168 :: Beyond Economic Recovery

How to lower your anxiety level as an archivist.

Hosted by Trixter on 2024-07-24 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
archiving, archivist, legal. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:05:52

I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice. But it is practical advice.


hpr4167 :: Removing another obstacle to recording an HPR show

Not everyone is comfortable speaking to an audience directly. Beeza addresses this problem.

Hosted by Beeza on 2024-07-23 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Text-to-speech, TTS, Recording methods. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:05:04

I have always disliked public speaking, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this.

Although I have recorded HPR episodes in the past I have always been highly dissatisfied with the results - my delivery and the sound of my voice.

Text-to-Speech software has improved dramatically in recent years and this provides a solution to my natural reticence to recording shows.

In this episode I demonstrate the use of a simple online TTS application in the hope that it will encourage others to contribute a show who might otherwise not do so.

Here is a link to the TextMagic website where you can run their TTS software. It is cost-free to use, but I'm not sure if it is FLOSS.


hpr4166 :: Everybody organize Software Freedom Day!

What is Software Freedom Day? And why is it important to celebrate this event?

Hosted by Trollercoaster on 2024-07-22 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Software Freedom Day, Community, Activism. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:23:54

Introduction

  • Event: LibrePlanet
  • Topic: Relaunching Software Freedom Day and the surrounding movement.
  • Editing Note: The recording was edited to remove some visuals.

Background

  • Personal Involvement: I have been organizing Software Freedom Day (SFD) in Brussels since 2012.
  • Digital Freedom Foundation (DFF):
    • A nonprofit organization that has gone through various names and legal states.
    • Focuses on celebrating digital freedom through various events.
    • Initially focused on Software Freedom, later expanding to Hardware Freedom and Document Freedom.
    • Briefly included Education Freedom Day and Culture Freedom Day, but resources were limited.

History of Software Freedom Day

  • 2004 Origins:
    • Matt Oquist recognized the quality of free software and lamented its obscurity.
    • Collaborated with the OpenCD project to create and distribute CDs containing free software.
    • CDs were distributed to various groups, organizations, and libraries to raise awareness.

Importance of Software Freedom

  • Awareness and Advocacy:
    • Emphasis on the importance of making the public aware of the benefits and availability of free software.
    • Efforts to advocate for the use of free software in various domains.

Evolution and Challenges

  • Expansion of Focus:
    • The movement expanded from Software Freedom to include Hardware and Document Freedom.
    • Periodic inclusion of Education and Culture Freedom days to address broader aspects of digital freedom.
  • Resource Limitations:
    • Challenges faced due to limited resources, leading to a focus on the most impactful areas.

Conclusion

  • Call to Action:
    • Encouragement for individuals and organizations to participate in and support Software Freedom Day.
    • Emphasis on the collective effort required to promote and sustain the movement.

Additional Information


hpr4165 :: A circle of Moss

Ken interviews Moss Bliss. The Bard, and the Podcaster.

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Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2024-07-19 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Moss Bliss, Filk Music, Podcast, CreativeCommons. Interviews. 1.

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Duration: 00:27:40

Today we interview Moss Bliss

We get a rundown of what the show is, how it's related to Ubuntu, and the history of the podcast.

Moss goes on to explain his introduction to Podcasting via Distro Hoppers Digest, and the mintCast. We of course discuss those podcasts and their history.

We wouldn't pass up this opportunity to discuss his first up to his favorite, well at least current, distro. Covering his hardware journey at the same time.

Moss himself has an interesting story, which we start by asking why he goes by the handle "Bard Moss", where his roots are and where his heart is at the moment. Of course we delve into the exciting world of Filk Music, that's not a typo Dave. Actually it is but all is explained.

And finally Ken sits back as Moss treats us to one of his own works "The Angels Never Came", released under a "CC-BY-SA 4.0"


hpr4164 :: Postgraduate Computing

Studying for a Masters in Computing with The Open University

Hosted by Lee on 2024-07-18 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
university, security, software engineering. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:10:57

MSc in Computing - https://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/qualifications/f66


hpr4163 :: Reintroducing myself while discussing Samba and tiny computers

Al reintroduces himself to HPR, while discussing a few episodes he enjoyed on HPR in the past month

Hosted by Al on 2024-07-17 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
raspberrypi,samba. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:10:07

Hi, Al, the co-host of Tuxjam here, I share some personal insights and then proceed to discuss the following episodes.

Here is the command I utilize to set up Samba as a service, eliminating the need for automatic console login:

sudo apt install samba samba-common-bin

Run the following command to restart the service after you have edited the Samba config file.

sudo systemctl restart smbd

Upon listening to this episode, I acquired a ThinkCentre M700 Tiny from eBay which came barebone, equipped it with an i5-6400T (also from eBay), and 16GB of RAM from CEX in the UK. I share my experience of running it with KDE Neon with Plasma 6.1, and after we tested Ultramarine.

Next, I discuss my media server, which is an HP laptop powered by an 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U processor, equipped with 16GB of RAM, and running Jellyfin.

Finally I discuss my plans to acquire a ThinkCentre M720q, which can support up to two drives, including a 2.5" HDD/SSD and an M.2 SSD. I also share my intentions to install Proxmox on this system.


hpr4162 :: HPR music project - Walking tune from Äppelbo

Fred plays and teaches out "Gånglåt från Äppelbo" on their Nyckelharpa

Hosted by Fred Black on 2024-07-16 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Music, Nyckelharpa, Folk_music. general. 1.

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Duration: 00:17:18

The tune is in G major.


hpr4161 :: Building a retro gaming console with a Raspberry Pi

Kevie talks about his experience of building a retro gaming console.

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Hosted by Kevie on 2024-07-15 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Pi,Gaming,retro. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:25:41

Kevie, co-host of TuxJam, continues his series on uses for the Raspberry Pi with a talk about his experience of making a retro gaming console using the Raspberry Pi.

For the initial build I used:

In retrospect I would now recommend purchasing a Raspberry Pi 5 and use an NVMe SSD Drive for storage, also with a suitable case to hold these. I would also recommend a joypad with thumb sticks, such as the 8BitDo Pro 2.


hpr4160 :: Passkeys

We take a look at passkeys and ask if this is what you should be using

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Hosted by Ahuka on 2024-07-12 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Passkeys, encryption, passwords, security. Privacy and Security. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:18:02

Passkeys are the latest proposal to improve security online by replacing Usernames and Passwords. They have both advantages and disadvantages, of course. So in this episode we take a look at both sides and answer the question "Is this what you should be doing?"


hpr4159 :: HPR New Years Eve Show 2023 - 24 ep 3

The HPR community comes together to converse

Hosted by Honkeymagoo on 2024-07-11 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
new years, linux, community. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 01:49:08

HPR (Hacker Public Radio) - https://hackerpublicradio.org/

Double Edge (DE) Razor Shaving - https://grownmanshave.com/blogs/grown-man-shave-society-articles/the-beginners-guide-to-shaving-with-a-double-edge-safety-razor

Gillette Razors - https://gillette.com/

1963 Gillette Slim Adjustable - https://www.razoremporium.com/1963-gillette-i1-slim-adjustable-de-safety-razor-rhodium-revamp/?setCurrencyId=1

Gillette Mach 3 Razor - https://www.amazon.com/Gillette-Mach3-Razor-Handle-Refill/dp/B0092K7C1O

Straight Razor - https://www.cutthroatclub.com/collections/cut-throat-razors

Minoxidil - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/minoxidil

Calgary - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary

Detroit - https://detroitmi.gov/

Windsor (Canada) - https://www.citywindsor.ca/Pages/Home.aspx

Verizon - https://www.verizon.com/

T-mobile - https://www.t-mobile.com/

AT&T - https://www.att.com/

Ting - https://ting.com/

Dish Network - https://www.dish.com/

Capella Mango flavoring - https://www.capellaflavors.com/sweet-mango.html

Joplin - https://joplinapp.org/

Nextcloud - https://nextcloud.com/

Home Assistant - https://www.home-assistant.io/

SNAP - https://snapcraft.io/

Ansible Playbook - https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/playbook_guide/playbooks_intro.html

Flatpack - https://flatpak.org/

FreeBSD - https://www.freebsd.org/

Fedora - https://fedoraproject.org/

Podman - https://podman.io/

Distro Hoppers Digest - https://distrohoppersdigest.blogspot.com/

Mintcast - https://mintcast.org/

TLLTS - https://tllts.org/

Seattle - https://visitseattle.org/

Mumble - https://www.mumble.info/

Netbook PC - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netbook

ThinkCentre M700 Tiny - https://www.lenovo.com/il/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre/m-series-tiny/M700-Tiny/p/11TC1MTM700

ThinkPad T540p - https://www.lenovo.com/za/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/T540p/p/22TP2TT540P

Electronica - https://medium.com/the-music-magnet/what-is-electronica-the-music-genre-defined-ece0a80c210d

The Fat Boys - https://hiphopgoldenage.com/artists/fat-boys/

House Music - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_music

Trap Music - https://online.berklee.edu/takenote/trap-music-where-it-came-from-and-where-its-going/

Bluegrass Music - https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200152684/

HPZ 800 Workstation - https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01709726

XEON CPU - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/details/processors/xeon/scalable.html

Galagp Pro - https://system76.com/laptops/galago

MSI Laptops - https://us.msi.com/Laptops

Borderlands - https://borderlands.2k.com/

Audiobookshelf - https://www.audiobookshelf.org/

Plex - https://www.plex.tv/

Amiga Computers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Amiga

AA Batteries - https://www.microbattery.com/blog/post/battery-bios:-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-aa-battery/

Pine Tab 2 - https://pine64.com/product/pinetab2-10-1-8gb-128gb-linux-tablet-with-detached-backlit-keyboard/

Amiga OS - https://www.amigaos.net/

Lipo Battery - https://www.rogershobbycenter.com/lipoguide

Raspberry Pi 400 - https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-400/

Cray-1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray-1

Cray-1 vs Raspberry Pi - https://blog.adafruit.com/2024/01/17/comparing-the-1970s-cray-1-supercomputer-against-the-raspberry-pi-single-board-computer-range-raspberrypi-hacksterio/

Toastmasters International (public speaking group) - https://www.toastmasters.org/

Volla phone (Ubuntu Touch) - https://volla.online/en/

Canonical - https://canonical.com/

Pine Phone - https://pine64.com/product-category/pinephone/

Librem phone - https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/

Pine 64 - https://pine64.org/

Android - https://www.android.com/android-14/

Ubports - https://ubports.com/en/

Plasma - https://kde.org/plasma-desktop/

Phosh - https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Phosh

Sailfish OS - https://sailfishos.org/

SIM Card - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_card

Gnome - https://www.gnome.org/

Manjaro - https://manjaro.org/

Levi Jeans - https://www.levi.com/US/en_US/


Previous five weeks

hpr4158 :: Alexander's Introduction hosted by Lochyboy

2024-07-10. 00:03:59. Clean. general.
Intro.

Kevie's son Alexander introduces himself to the HPR community

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hpr4157 :: Talking with Halla about the past and future of Krita for its 25th birthday hosted by Trollercoaster

2024-07-09. 00:22:20. Clean. general.
Krita, Software Freedom Day, Community, Developing Free Software.

Krita is celebrating its 25 birthday. Let's celebrate this together on Software Freedom Day!

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4156 :: Badger 2040 hosted by Kevie

2024-07-08. 00:11:35. Clean. general.
Raspberry Pi, eink, Oggcamp.

Kevie discusses his experience with the Badger 2040 from Pimoroni

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4155 :: GNU sleep tips hosted by Deltaray

2024-07-05. 00:09:58. Clean. general.
cli,command line,linux.

Deltaray gives an overview of the sleep command and some uses for it.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4154 :: About HPR hosted by Ken Fallon

2024-07-04. 00:54:41. Clean. general.
history, values, About, HPR.

Ken reads the about page, which answers many of the questions received

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hpr4153 :: Steading as she goes! hosted by Dave Morriss

2024-07-03. 01:00:01. Clean. general.
Edinburgh,discussion.

The Edinburgh HPR hosts meet and chat again

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hpr4152 :: URandom Pirate Episode hosted by operat0r

2024-07-02. 00:15:22. Clean. general.
life,ADHD, electronics .

This is a pirate episode of URandom with special guest!

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hpr4151 :: HPR Community News for June 2024 hosted by HPR Volunteers

2024-07-01. 01:20:57. Clean. HPR Community News.
Community News.

HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in June 2024

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4150 :: Playing Civilization III, Part 4 hosted by Ahuka

2024-06-28. 00:15:37. Clean. Computer Strategy Games.
Computer games, strategy games, Civilization III.

We continue to look at the details of playing this game

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hpr4149 :: HPR New Years Eve Show 2023 - 24 ep 2 hosted by Honkeymagoo

2024-06-27. 01:52:16. Clean. general.
new years,linux,community.

the HPR community comes together to converse

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hpr4148 :: Cheap Computers hosted by Moss Bliss

2024-06-26. 00:03:42. Clean. general.
computer, cheap, Lenovo, HP, Dell, used.

Buy Used, Run Long

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hpr4147 :: Review of the Moto G 5G 2020 hosted by swift110

2024-06-25. 00:13:48. Clean. general.
android, motorola, t-mobile, phone, cellphone.

I talk about the phone, what I like and what I don't like about it

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hpr4146 :: Pi 5 - Some initial thoughts hosted by Kevie

2024-06-24. 00:14:46. Clean. general.
Raspberry Pi, Pi5, Arm64.

After playing around with the Pi5 for a couple of months, Kevie shares his experiences.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4145 :: Review of the Riwbox TX8 hosted by swift110

2024-06-21. 00:05:51. Clean. general.
headphones, bluetooth, wireless.

I talk about the Riwbox TX8 and why I love it so much

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hpr4144 :: Running a Self-Hosted Mail Server hosted by Lee

2024-06-20. 00:11:43. Clean. general.
email, self-hosting.

Experiences using iRedMail and mailcow

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hpr4143 :: Learning to touch-type using the Dvorak keyboard layout hosted by enistello

2024-06-19. 00:09:05. Clean. general.
typing,keyboards,software.

Why I chose Dvorak and some tools I found useful

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hpr4142 :: A Shared Shell History With Atuin hosted by mnw

2024-06-18. 00:27:53. Clean. general.
atuin, cli, shell, how-to .

Install and Setup Atuin a utility to make your shell magical

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hpr4141 :: Picade Console hosted by Kevie

2024-06-17. 00:15:13. Clean. general.
Pi,Gaming,retro,Pimoroni.

Kevie talks about his experience and shares his thoughts on the Picade Console

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4140 :: Battery and Charging Technology 2024 hosted by Ahuka

2024-06-14. 00:15:39. Clean. general.
Battery, Electric Vehicles, EV charging.

Interesting new developments in batteries and charging

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hpr4139 :: HPR New Years Eve Show 2023 - 24 ep 1 hosted by Honkeymagoo

2024-06-13. 02:00:20. Clean. general.
new years,linux,community.

The HPR community comes together to converse

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hpr4138 :: Linux Gaming: Factorio hosted by Cedric De Vroey

2024-06-12. 00:07:49. Clean. general.
linux,gaming,factorio.

A weekly show on which I talk about a game that I'm playing. Linux games only.

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hpr4137 :: I used reisub key sequence to reboot my frozen Linux computer hosted by Henrik Hemrin

2024-06-11. 00:03:24. Clean. general.
Linux, reisub, SysRq, System Request.

A frozen Linux computer can safely be rebooted with the reisub key sequence.

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hpr4136 :: Pi Samba Share hosted by Kevie

2024-06-10. 00:12:56. Clean. general.
Pi,media,server,samba.

Setting up a Samba share on your Pi for when your streaming services are down

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hpr4135 :: Mining the web hosted by Cedric De Vroey

2024-06-07. 00:15:14. Clean. general.
docker, redis, hacking, mongodb, scraping, dns, certificate-transparency.

In this episode I talk a bit about a project I have been working on to index the web.

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hpr4134 :: Goodbye Craig Maloney. hosted by Ken Fallon

2024-06-06. 01:12:04. Clean. general.
cmaloney, pepperandcarrot, OpenMetalCast.

Remembering a friend

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hpr4133 :: Mastodon as a way to comment to HPR episodes hosted by norrist

2024-06-05. 00:19:40. Clean. general.
python, mastodon, hpr.

norrist discusses commenting on the hpr mastodon bot's post

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hpr4132 :: Urandom talks about the future of HPR hosted by Thaj Sara

2024-06-04. 00:42:35. Clean. general.
Hacker Public Radio.

The Urandom lads talk in circles for about an hour about HPR

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4131 :: HPR Community News for May 2024 hosted by HPR Volunteers

2024-06-03. 01:49:15. Clean. HPR Community News.
Community News.

HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in May 2024

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4130 :: Playing Civilization III, Part 3 hosted by Ahuka

2024-05-31. 00:19:46. Clean. Computer Strategy Games.
Computer games, strategy games, Civilization III.

We continue to look at the details of playing this game.

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hpr4129 :: How I found Hacker Public Radio hosted by Henrik Hemrin

2024-05-30. 00:04:06. Clean. general.
Hacker Public Radio, HPR, MintCast, podcast.

Another podcast led me to Hacker Public Radio.

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