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Folky says: More information

Posted at 2024-07-16 10:58:34 relating to the show hpr4162 which was released on 2024-07-16 by Fred Black entitled HPR music project - Walking tune from Äppelbo

For those a little bit confounded by Freds rabbling of the notes, there is a place on the nets where you can find the notes:
http://www.folkwiki.se/Musik/88

It has a little bit more ornaments than in the version we are used playing, But you will get the hang of it. As Fred said, there is no definitive version in traditional music.

I hope next time they will speak with me before posting something, so informations like this could put directly in the shownotes. ;-)

Kevin O'Brien says: I loved the show

Posted at 2024-07-15 18:01:51 relating to the show hpr4157 which was released on 2024-07-09 by Trollercoaster entitled Talking with Halla about the past and future of Krita for its 25th birthday

It was great hearing more about Krita. That is one of the packages I like to use. If anyone wants to see what you can do with it, check out the Webcomic Pepper and Carrot, by David Revoy

Peter Paterson (SolusSpider) says: Excellent Introduction

Posted at 2024-07-15 13:38:25 relating to the show hpr4158 which was released on 2024-07-10 by Lochyboy entitled Alexander's Introduction

Greetings Alexander, excellent introduction indeed.
I get the strong impression that you are a gamer! ;)
Arianna has been sent this link for her own listening pleasure.

Dave Lee (thelovebug) says: Congratulations on your first show

Posted at 2024-07-11 17:36:25 relating to the show hpr4158 which was released on 2024-07-10 by Lochyboy entitled Alexander's Introduction

Fantastic to hear you on here, and as your own correspondent!  I look forward to your next one!

Henrik Hemrin says: Thanks for your first show!

Posted at 2024-07-10 09:59:29 relating to the show hpr4158 which was released on 2024-07-10 by Lochyboy entitled Alexander's Introduction

Thank you Alexander for your first episode! 
I had to look up on the map, I've never been further north than the border area, that is Newcastle region several times and trips along the wall. But your place is far up in the north. 
Interesting listen to your experience and interests!

MrX says: Re Teleprinter

Posted at 2024-07-08 20:02:44 relating to the show hpr4153 which was released on 2024-07-03 by Dave Morriss entitled Steading as she goes!

Hi Henrik, thanks for the nice comment. Yep that project does sound cool. It also sounds a bit complex! I’ve seen a few mechanical teleprinters being sold at the odd junk sale I think the price was five UK pounds. From memory I think it  was still there at the end of the night. It was very large and I doubt anybody would be able to lift it and get it into there car. How things have changed.

MrX says: Re Wood Finishing

Posted at 2024-07-08 19:49:34 relating to the show hpr4153 which was released on 2024-07-03 by Dave Morriss entitled Steading as she goes!

Hi Trey thank you so much for the great tip. This is something I never knew existed and will defiantly keep in mind. The product looks incredible unfortunately the same can’t be said for my rather cheap and battered table. It’s interesting that  the man in the video talks about the reformulation of products as we recently noticed that our bars of soap now melt away leaving a mess everywhere!

Henrik Hemrin says: Teleprinter

Posted at 2024-07-08 09:19:55 relating to the show hpr4153 which was released on 2024-07-03 by Dave Morriss entitled Steading as she goes!

When you talked about your old computers and usage for amateur radio, I remembered I read in a DX-ing magazine about building an own teleprinter with the short wave radio (or whatever wavelength they operated on) plus a computer; getting news from the international news bureaus directly to me. I never tried myself, but I remember it as a cool project.

Trey says: Wood finishing

Posted at 2024-07-03 15:39:57 relating to the show hpr4153 which was released on 2024-07-03 by Dave Morriss entitled Steading as she goes!

I just watched this video a few days ago, about an amazing very hard finish.   It is pricey,  but may be perfect for your tabletop

https://youtu.be/HiJdtJeO0JQ?si=3RHdhUIXXiqRsGjb

Dave Morriss says: Comparing the Intel N100 and RPi 5

Posted at 2024-06-28 16:58:54 relating to the show hpr4146 which was released on 2024-06-24 by Kevie entitled Pi 5 - Some initial thoughts

I mentioned in the Community News show that I had recently watched a video comparing these two systems on YouTube.

The video is from Michael Klements and the link is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dljAxpjyRVc

Henrik Hemrin says: Refurbished computers

Posted at 2024-06-26 19:27:58 relating to the show hpr4148 which was released on 2024-06-26 by Moss Bliss entitled Cheap Computers

Thank you Moss for both your general suggestion to buy an old machine and also for the detailed technical suggestions. 

Until a couple of years ago, I have always bought new computers (except early days when it was possible to get very old almost for free at my work). 

I have instead of using eBay equivalent bought my old refurbished computers online directly from companies (here in Sweden) focused on refurbished IT. They might be somewhat more expensive and the offerings more limited, but the advantages to buy from those selected companies with good reputation are that they grade the equipment plus gives warranty. When I have bought with the best grade, the computer (and phone) looks as it is brand new. 

So I indeed agree with you to consider to buy an old computer, as well as to consider Linux of choice.

Windigo says: The forbidden service

Posted at 2024-06-24 17:04:42 relating to the show hpr4144 which was released on 2024-06-20 by Lee entitled Running a Self-Hosted Mail Server

Kudos on running your own mail server! I often hear hardened server admins shying away from mail, and I am glad to hear that people are still giving it a go.

While mail servers do have the potential for abuse and headache, I think your approach of using a mail suite like iRedMail or mailcow, and hosting a non-essential domain, are a great way to go about it.

Thanks for the informative episode!

Archer72 says: Ken's comment

Posted at 2024-06-24 16:10:11 relating to the show hpr4133 which was released on 2024-06-05 by norrist entitled Mastodon as a way to comment to HPR episodes

I agree with the concept of using Mastodon in theory.   Ken brings up good points.   We as a community can still use Mastodon to boost our favorite shows, past and present. I also use Antennapod, and the comment page is very easy to access.  I think that highlighting past shows every so often would bring up the variety of shows one can record.

Rob says: One person talking

Posted at 2024-06-24 06:12:56 relating to the show hpr4169 which was released on 2024-07-25 by Honkeymagoo entitled HPR New Years Eve Show 2023 - 24 ep 4

This was two hours of one person talking.

Mike Ray says: hiwbox tx8

Posted at 2024-06-23 13:02:56 relating to the show hpr4145 which was released on 2024-06-21 by swift110 entitled Review of the Riwbox TX8

Hi Swift. I liked your description so much I ordered a pair from Amazon. They are now here, and of course because I am blind I cannot read the instructions. I wonder if you could describe the four buttons from top to bottom, which side they are on, right or left ear, and how to pair the phones and how to answer calls. The phones feel very nice on. Thanks for the timely review

archer72 says: I use this too

Posted at 2024-06-22 09:47:28 relating to the show hpr4136 which was released on 2024-06-10 by Kevie entitled Pi Samba Share

Great episode.   I have been using a Pi samba share and using a Pi to rip DVD's and Blu-ray discs for a few years now.  I'm not sure if there is a show on this, but the newer Pi's (3 and up?) can be set to only use the SD card to boot, but run on a small USB thumb drive for stability.

mnw says: Typing Tutorial Websites

Posted at 2024-06-20 12:02:32 relating to the show hpr4143 which was released on 2024-06-19 by enistello entitled Learning to touch-type using the Dvorak keyboard layout

Hello! I enjoyed this episode very much. I absolutely adore keybr and was pleased to hear it mentioned.  If you get bored or if you just want a decent typing game might I suggest https://zty.pe/ You are a small ship and there are larger ships flying towards you with words or letters under them. As you type the word you shoot at the enemy and once you spell the word they are destroyed, but to keep it from being too easy you must finish a word you start before moving to another. Its got many levels and a wonderful sound track. Good luck on hitting 90! I may give dvorak a go!

Henrik Hemrin says: Good presentation of the to me unknown Atuin

Posted at 2024-06-19 12:31:10 relating to the show hpr4142 which was released on 2024-06-18 by mnw entitled A Shared Shell History With Atuin

You described the installation process and gave suggestions for settings in Atuin very well! 

I am not familiar with this sw and for the moment I think I will not benefit of it. But now I know it exist, and I can go back to this episode whenever I get curious to try it. 

Thanks for your good presentation of Atuin!

Henrik Hemrin says: Batteries and hydrogen gas

Posted at 2024-06-18 10:09:38 relating to the show hpr4140 which was released on 2024-06-14 by Ahuka entitled Battery and Charging Technology 2024

Thanks for this review of car batteries and charging status and development. Over here, Sweden, charging stations; number of them, country coverage, payment options etc are big topics also here. 

If - when - I will buy a car, those questions are really interesting. 

Actually I am also interested in hydrogen gas cars, combustion or hydrogen coverted for electrical. I know it is a big efficiency loss when producing hydrogen from electricity. And we do not have the infrastructure at all here, far far behind battery charging stations. But I keep an eye on the progress. 

Another big topic for all new cars is the surveillance.

Kevie says: A good, balanced and informative talk

Posted at 2024-06-18 05:20:04 relating to the show hpr4140 which was released on 2024-06-14 by Ahuka entitled Battery and Charging Technology 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, it was both informative and taken from a neutral point of view without the political spin that we are used to hearing when it comes to electric cars. Whilst there are many reasons for us to adopt these, the technology is still in it's early days and the infrastructure, especially for those of us that live rurally, simply is non-existant at this present time. I totally agree with you: the governments still have a huge role to play if electric vehicles are to become the new norm.

Henrik Hemrin says: What is actually u in reisub doing in more detail? Is it needed?

Posted at 2024-06-14 11:39:30 relating to the show hpr4137 which was released on 2024-06-11 by Henrik Hemrin entitled I used reisub key sequence to reboot my frozen Linux computer

I got a question on Mastodon about the need of u action in reisub: if it is really needed and if so why in more detail? I cannot answer. Maybe you can explain? 

For reference, see the question and following thread in this Mastodon-link: https://infosec.exchange/@ksaj/112599224158640463

Henrik Hemrin says: Amazing project

Posted at 2024-06-14 11:34:02 relating to the show hpr4135 which was released on 2024-06-07 by Cedric De Vroey entitled Mining the web

What an amazing hacker project. I'm impressed and nice to learn about.

norrist says: Clever use of transparency data

Posted at 2024-06-12 12:00:27 relating to the show hpr4135 which was released on 2024-06-07 by Cedric De Vroey entitled Mining the web

Using the transparency logs is a clever way to get a list of active domains.  Lets Encrypt certs expire every 90 days, so the domains are more likely to be active.  I don't have any suggestions for managing the data, but it sounds like a solvable problem.

Can you post more about how you are parsing the transparency logs?

An HPR listener says: The tune Dave mentioned

Posted at 2024-06-09 12:05:47 relating to the show hpr4131 which was released on 2024-06-03 by HPR Volunteers entitled HPR Community News for May 2024

In this show Dave mentioned the alert sound on his phone came after a particular song, and mentioned the lyrics "The telephone keeps ringing, so I ripped it off the wall".
This song has, for those who may not be aware, other hacker links.

Its from the song "Much Worse" by the band 'Big Audio Dynamite' (a band with interesting origins itself)

The song is actually a b-side but is best known for being used as the intro tune for the show "Off The Hook" on radio station WBAI in New York, which is itself run by Emmanuel Goldstein and others associated with the 2600 hacker quarterly magazine, whose history is also long and rich.

Emmanuel's name of course being a pen name with an obvious source to those who read.

kdmurray says: Re: Re: Great Conversation.

Posted at 2024-06-08 06:25:37 relating to the show hpr4132 which was released on 2024-06-04 by Thaj Sara entitled Urandom talks about the future of HPR

Having used Discord a fair bit, I don't know how well it would work as a discovery tool. Much like matrix you need to join or be invited to a Discord instance to have discussions there.

It serves the same purpose as Matrix, IRC, and to some degree these comments.

Discoverability will be easier with platforms like Mastadon, Twitter, Facebook (yuck) and maybe YouTube where people find things via algorithms and discovery features rather than having to know that something exists in the first place.

That said, if we want to "market" the show, the best thing anyone can do is actually recommend it to someone. If everyone who hears Ken (or Dave) read this comment on the June Community News were to *really* recommend HPR to one other person, that would go a very long way to providing some new ears and new voices.

Ken Fallon says: Some issues

Posted at 2024-06-05 18:10:27 relating to the show hpr4133 which was released on 2024-06-05 by norrist entitled Mastodon as a way to comment to HPR episodes

Hi norrist

Great idea and I like the solution, but as with most things on HPR, it is rarely a technological quick fix. 

First how will spam be managed ? This needs to be rock solid as we get hammered constantly. 

Some instances do not appreciate people taking their posts and putting them on other platforms. 
How do we know the approve and how do we track that their consent has not changed ?

How can we incorporate the feedback with "the show" so that the entire context is maintained ? 
Can we check them into git, or add them to the database ?

How do we remove them if we are required to do so ?

Can we include them in the Community News and not violate the Creative Commons license ?
https://hackerpublicradio.org/about.html#license

Which moderation rules will apply ?

How will it stand up to attacks ? 

Will the character set be comparable ?

Not saying it can't be done but there is a lot to consider.

https://www.davidrevoy.com/article981/i-may-have-found-an-alternative-solution-to-my-blogs-comment-system/show

fullstopslash says: mastodon comments

Posted at 2024-06-05 17:06:24 relating to the show hpr4133 which was released on 2024-06-05 by norrist entitled Mastodon as a way to comment to HPR episodes

I absolutely love this idea! Mastodon is a way people naturally have conversations about a topic anyway, and it'd be a pretty neat option in my opinion! All the options for mastodon clients out there make it an easy platform for me to get updates in whatever form I like! This would be super cool!

Henrik Hemrin says: Comment via phone and laptop/desktop

Posted at 2024-06-05 14:20:30 relating to the show hpr4133 which was released on 2024-06-05 by norrist entitled Mastodon as a way to comment to HPR episodes

I mostly listen to HPR with AntennaPod on my phone. 

I mostly comment on my laptop/dedktop. 

I am almost daily on Mastodon, from my laptop/desktop. 

I dislike to write and read on phone, I ptefer a real keyboard and big screen. 

However, this particulat comment: I listen on AntennaPod on phone, in AntennaPod I click on Open web page, Firefox starts and opens the page for this episode and I type. 

I don't think it would be much easier to give it on Mastodon. 

Having said that, each person has its tools and way of working. And I agree Mastodon is good to tell about and promote HPR or specific episodes. And I don't mind if comments on web page and Mastodon will sync (but longer comments will be truncated on Mastodon).

Henrik Hemrin says: Re: Great Conversation.

Posted at 2024-06-05 09:26:10 relating to the show hpr4132 which was released on 2024-06-04 by Thaj Sara entitled Urandom talks about the future of HPR

I am member of a couple of Matrix rooms, incl HPR. Matrix is a good place for talking. 

I think the direction is that a person first knows about HPR and then join HPR Matrix room. 

But my interpretation of the idea to use Discord is the opposite direction: Persons not knowing about HPR should learn and get interested in HPR thanks to learning about it on Discord. I have never, to my knowledge, used Discord. So I do not know how Discord works or if the idea makes sense, but this is my understanding of the Discord suggestion.

kdmurray says: Great Conversation

Posted at 2024-06-04 19:46:21 relating to the show hpr4132 which was released on 2024-06-04 by Thaj Sara entitled Urandom talks about the future of HPR

To some degree I the discussion has gotten away from the point: have an active place to engage with HPR.

Over the past month or so (since this conversation started) is we had 3-4 podcasts mention the Matrix room. I hadn't even heard it existed before that -- I don't read the footer, apparently.

Given that the matrix channel has > 80 people in it already, let's put some more focus there and use it more! :)