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We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 18 years, 7 months, 0 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 7 days.

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hpr4100 :: Charleston, South Carolina

We visit Charleston, South Carolina, and meet up with some friends

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Hosted by Ahuka on 2024-04-19 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
RV, travel, southeast US, Charleston, South Carolina. Travel. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:11:25

Charleston, South Carolina is a classic Southern city which had a past as a wealthy city, in large part due to slavery, and was active in the American Revolution before becoming the starting place of the Civil War.


hpr4099 :: Introducing Home Automation and Home Assistant

A new series about all things Home Automation, this time a introduction to Home Assistant

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Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2024-04-18 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Home Automation, Internet of Things, IOT, Home Assistant, HA. Home Automation. (Be the first).

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Home Automation, The Internet of things.

This is the first episode in a new series called Home Automation. The series is open to anyone and I encourage everyone to contribute.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_automation From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Home automation or domotics is building automation for a home. A home automation system will monitor and/or control home attributes such as lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems.

The phrase smart home refers to home automation devices that have internet access. Home automation, a broader category, includes any device that can be monitored or controlled via wireless radio signals, not just those having internet access. When connected with the Internet, home sensors and activation devices are an important constituent of the Internet of Things ("IoT").

A home automation system typically connects controlled devices to a central smart home hub (sometimes called a "gateway"). The user interface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet.

Now is the time

I tried this out a few years ago, but after a lot of frustration with configuration of esp32 arduinos, and raspberry pi's I left it be. Recently inspired by colleagues in work, I decided to get back into it and my initial tests show that the scene has much improved over the years.

Youtube Playlist

Home Assistant

The first thing we'll need is something to control it all. Something will allow us to control our homes without requiring the cloud.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Assistant From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Home Assistant is free and open-source software for home automation, designed to be an Internet of things (IoT) ecosystem-independent integration platform and central control system for smart home devices, with a focus on local control and privacy. It can be accessed through a web-based user interface, by using companion apps for Android and iOS, or by voice commands via a supported virtual assistant, such as Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, and their own "Assist" (built-in local voice assistant).

The Home Assistant software application is installed as a computer appliance. After installation, it will act as a central control system for home automation (commonly called a smart home hub), that has the purpose of controlling IoT connectivity technology devices, software, applications and services from third-parties via modular integration components, including native integration components for common wireless communication protocols such as Bluetooth, Thread, Zigbee, and Z-Wave (used to create local personal area networks with small low-power digital radios). Home Assistant as such supports controlling devices and services connected via either open and proprietary ecosystems as long they provide public access via some kind of Open API or MQTT for third-party integrations over the local area network or the Internet.

Information from all devices and their attributes (entities) that the application sees can be used and controlled from within scripts trigger automation using scheduling and "blueprint" subroutines, e.g. for controlling lighting, climate, entertainment systems and home appliances.

Summary

  • Original author(s): Paulus Schoutsen
  • Developer(s): Home Assistant Core Team and Community
  • Initial release: 17 September 2013
  • Repository: https://github.com/home-assistant
  • Written in: Python (Python 3.11)
  • Operating system: Software appliance / Virtual appliance (Linux)
  • Platform: ARM, ARM64, IA-32 (x86), and x64 (x86-64)
  • Type: Home automation, smart home technology, Internet of things, task automator
  • License: Apache License (free and open-source)
  • Website: https://www.home-assistant.io

The following is taken from the Concepts and terminology on the Home Assistant website. It is reproduced here under the creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Integrations

Integrations are pieces of software that allow Home Assistant to connect to other software and platforms. For example, a product by Philips called Hue would use the Philips Hue term integration and allow Home Assistant to talk to the hardware controller Hue Bridge. Any Home Assistant compatible term devices connected to the Hue Bridge would appear in Home Assistant as devices.

Integrations

For a full list of compatible term integrations, refer to the integrations documentation.

Once an term integration has been added, the hardware and/or data are represented in Home Assistant as devices and entities.

Entities

Entities are the basic building blocks to hold data in Home Assistant. An term entity represents a term sensor, actor, or function in Home Assistant. Entities are used to monitor physical properties or to control other term entities. An term entity is usually part of a term device or a term service. Entities have term states.

Devices

Devices are a logical grouping for one or more term entities. A term device may represent a physical term device, which can have one or more sensors. The sensors appear as entities associated with the term device. For example, a motion sensor is represented as a term device. It may provide motion detection, temperature, and light levels as term entities. Entities have states such as detected when motion is detected and clear when there is no motion.

Home Assistant device

Devices and entities are used throughout Home Assistant. To name a few examples:

  • Dashboards can show a state of an term entity. For example, if a light is on or off.
  • An automation can be triggered from a state change on an term entity. For example, a motion sensor entity detects motion and triggers a light to turn on.
  • A predefined color and brightness setting for a light saved as a scene.

Home Assistant device

Areas

An area in Home Assistant is a logical grouping of term devices and term entities that are meant to match areas (or rooms) in the physical world: your home. For example, the living room area groups devices and entities in your living room. Areas allow you to target service calls at an entire group of devices. For example, turning off all the lights in the living room. Locations within your home such as living room, dance floor, etc. Areas can be assigned to term floors. Areas can also be used for automatically generated cards, such as the Area card.

Automations

A set of repeatable term actions that can be set up to run automatically. Automations are made of three key components:

  1. Triggers - events that start an term automation. For example, when the sun sets or a motion sensor is activated.
  2. Conditions - optional tests that must be met before an term action can be run. For example, if someone is home.
  3. Actions - interact with term devices such as turn on a light.

To learn the basics about term automations, refer to the automation basics page or try creating an automation yourself.

Automations

Scripts

Similar to term automations, scripts are repeatable term actions that can be run. The difference between term scripts and term automations is that term scripts do not have triggers. This means that term scripts cannot automatically run unless they are used in an term automations. Scripts are particularly useful if you perform the same term actions in different term automations or trigger them from a dashboard. For information on how to create term scripts, refer to the scripts documentation.

Scripts

Scenes

Scenes allow you to create predefined settings for your term devices. Similar to a driving mode on phones, or driver profiles in cars, it can change an environment to suit you. For example, your watching films term scene may dim the lighting, switch on the TV and increase its volume. This can be saved as a term scene and used without having to set individual term devices every time.

To learn how to use term scenes, refer to the scene documentation.

Scenes

Add-ons

Depending on your installation type, you can install third party add-ons. Add-ons are usually apps that can be run with Home Assistant but provide a quick and easy way to install, configure, and run within Home Assistant. Add-ons provide additional functionality whereas term integrations connect Home Assistant to other apps.

Add-ons


hpr4098 :: Road trips without GPS

A short, off the cuff, discussion of how we navigated road trips in the past

Hosted by Trey on 2024-04-17 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
maps, travel, navigation, rant. general. 1.

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This was an unscheduled recording I made after my GPS failed part way into a long cross country trip. I did not make any notes. :(

Effectively, this is a "Back in my day" old man rant.


hpr4097 :: Will they take our jobs? Of course they will.

I blather on about my thoughts on robots taking our jobs.

Hosted by dodddummy on 2024-04-16 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
AI,Robots. general. 1.

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Duration: 00:34:02

Just me explaining why I think the robots will take our jobs.


hpr4096 :: Powers of two

A story and discussion around how knowing powers of two can be useful

Hosted by Deltaray on 2024-04-15 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
math,debugging,commodore,amiga,sysadmin,servers,software. general. 3.

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Duration: 00:17:04

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hpr4095 :: Twenty seven years of Linux

Deltaray rambles on for 45 minutes and over exaggerates about how awesome it is to use Linux

Hosted by Deltaray on 2024-04-12 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
linux,gui,applications,productivity,graphics,music,games,rants. general. 3.

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Duration: 00:44:40

The programs and software I mentioned in this episode:

  • XFCE
  • Monad
  • Gnome
  • Firefox
  • XFCE Terminal
  • KiTTY
  • Cool Retro Term
  • GIMP
  • Gnumeric
  • Thunar
  • Hypnotix
  • Flameshot
  • Mousepad
  • Inkscape
  • pavucontrol (Pulse Audio)
  • pipewire
  • keepassxc
  • Blender
  • FreeCAD
  • SimpleScreenRecorder
  • VirtualBox
  • KVM
  • Rhythmbox
  • Gramps
  • qv4l2 (Webcam control)
  • Godot
  • Krita
  • Arduino IDE
  • nerd-dictation
  • Yoshimi
  • Carla
  • Audacity
  • Rosegarden
  • Hydrogen
  • VCV Rack 2
  • Stardew Valley
  • Steam
  • Minecraft
  • SimCity 2000
  • SimCity 3000
  • Warzone 2100
  • BeamNG
  • Oni
  • Supertux 2
  • SuperTuxKart
  • Nexuiz
  • FlightGear
  • Terraria
  • Diablo 2 and 3
  • World of Warcraft

hpr4094 :: One year of Linux

My experience of running Linux full time for a year.

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Hosted by Daniel Persson on 2024-04-11 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
linux, windows. general. 3.

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Duration: 00:17:23

In this episode I go through the pros and cons of running Linux when you switch over from a Windows machine.

I'll cover topics like:

  • Speed
  • Simplicity
  • Configuration
  • Games
  • Updates

and much more.


hpr4093 :: Installing postmarketOS on a PINE64 PinePhone

Claudio discusses how to install postmarketOS on the PINE64 PinePhone

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Hosted by Claudio Miranda on 2024-04-10 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
linux,mobile,pine64,pinephone,postmarketos,pmos. general. (Be the first).

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Duration: 00:07:32

Shownotes:


hpr4092 :: More man-talk.

Sgoti talks about using bidets and other things. Good heavens!

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Hosted by Some Guy On The Internet on 2024-04-09 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
mens health, bidets, fiber. Health and Healthcare. 2.

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Duration: 00:19:32

More man-talk.

Sgoti talks about using bidets and other things. Good heavens!

  • Tags: mens health, bidets, fiber

  • Source: hellotushy: We’re a team of toilet crusaders, fighting for clean bums and reduced global wastefulness.

  • Supporting source: hellotushy: TUSHY Classic 3.0

  • Source: metamucil: Metamucil is the only leading fiber supplement that contains natural psyllium fiber.

  • Supporting source: metamucil: Metamucil Real Sugar Orange Smooth Powder.

  • Supporting source: wikipedia: Dietary fiber (fibre in Commonwealth English) or roughage is the portion of plant-derived food that cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes.

  • Supporting source: wikipedia: Psyllium, is the common name used for several members of the plant genus Plantago whose seeds are used commercially for the production of mucilage.

  • Supporting source: wikipedia: Fibre supplements are widely available, and can be found in forms such as powders, tablets, and capsules. Consumption of fibre supplements may be for: improving dietary intake, lowering blood cholesterol, alleviating irritable bowel syndrome, reducing the risk of colon cancer, and increasing feelings of satiety.

  • Supporting source: walmart: Equate Multi-Health Daily Fiber Supplement, Orange Flavored Powder, Value Size (48.2 oz)

  • Supporting source: samsclub: Member's Mark 100% Psyllium Husk Fiber Capsules, 400 ct./pk., 2 pk.

  • Supporting source: hackerpublicradio: hpr4083 :: Drivecast: Man-talk.

  • Supporting source: hackerpublicradio: hpr3048 :: Alternatives to toilet paper

  • Supporting source: hackerpublicradio: hpr2345 :: Fixing a toilet roll holder

  • Supporting source: hackerpublicradio: hpr2111 :: HPR Community News for August 2016

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


hpr4091 :: Test Driven Development Demo

norrist uses pytest to demonstrate TDD with a trival HPR info app

Hosted by norrist on 2024-04-08 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
python, testing, pytest. general. (Be the first).

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Test Driven Development Demo with PyTest

TDD

  • Discussed in hpr4075
  • Write a new test and run it. It should fail.
  • Write the minimal code that will pass the test
  • Optionally - refactor the code while ensure the tests continue to pass

PyTest

  • Framework for writing software tests with python
  • Normally used to test python projects, but could test any software that python can launch return input.
  • if you can write python, you can write tests in PyTest.
  • python assert - check that something is true

Test Discovery

  • Files named test*
  • Functions named test*

Demo Project

  • Trivial app as a demo
  • Print a summary of the latest HPR Episode
  • Title, Host, Date, Audio File
  • How do we get the latest show data
    • RSS feed
    • Feed parser
    • Feed URL

The pytest setup

  • The python script we want to test will be named hpr_info.py
  • The test will be in a file will be named test_hpr_info.py

test_hpr_info.py

import hpr_info

Run pytest

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'hpr_info'
  • We have written our first failing test.
  • The minimum code to get pytest to pass is to create an empty file
  • touch hpr_info.py

Run pytest again

 pytest
============================= test session starts ==============================
platform linux -- Python 3.11.8, pytest-7.4.4, pluggy-1.4.0
rootdir: /tmp/Demo
collected 0 items

What just happened

  • We created a file named test_hpr_info.py with a single line to import hpr_info
  • We ran pytest and it failed because hpr_info.py did not exist
  • We created hpr_info.py and pytest ran without an error.
  • This means we confirmed:
    • Pytest found the file named test_hpr_info.py and tried to execute its tests
    • The import line is looking for a file named hpr_info.py

Python Assert

  • In python, assert tests if a statement is true
  • For example
asert 1==1

In pytest, we can use assert to check a function returns a specific value

assert module.function() == "Desired Output"

Without doing a comparison operator, we can also use assert to check if something exists without specifying a specific value

assert dictionary.key

Adding a Test

  • Import hpr_info will allow us to test functions inside hpr_info.py
  • We can reference functions inside hpr_info.py by prepending the name with hpr_info. for example
hpr_info.HPR_FEED
  • The first step in finding the latest HPR episode is fetching a copy of the feed.
  • Lets add a test to make sure the HPR feed is defined
import hpr_info


def test_hpr_feed_url():
    assert hpr_info.HPR_FEED == "https://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_ogg_rss.php"

pytest again

  • Lets run pytest again and we get the error AttributeError: module 'hpr_info' has no attribute 'HPR_FEED'
  • So lets add the just enough code hpr_info.py to get the test to pass
HPR_FEED = "https://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_ogg_rss.php"
  • Run pytest again and we get 1 passed indicating the pytest found 1 test which passed
  • Hooray, we are doing TDD

Next Test - Parsing the feed

  • lets plan a function that pulls the HPR feed and returns the feed data.
  • We can test that the result of fetching the feed is a HTTP 200
def test_get_show_data():
    show_data = hpr_info.get_show_data()
    assert show_data.status == 200
  • Now when we run pytest we get 1 failed, 1 passed and we can see the error AttributeError: module 'hpr_info' has no attribute 'get_show_data'
  • Lets write the code to get the new test to pass.
  • We will use the feedparser python module to make it easier to parse the rss feed.
  • After we add the import and the new function, hpr_info.py looks like this
import feedparser

HPR_FEED = "https://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_ogg_rss.php"


def get_show_data():
    showdata = feedparser.parse(HPR_FEED)
    return showdata

  • Lets run pytest again. When I have more than one test, I like to add the -v flag so I can see each test as it runs.
test_hpr_info.py::test_hpr_feed_url PASSED                                                                                               [ 50%]
test_hpr_info.py::test_get_show_data PASSED                                                                                              [100%]

Next Test - Get the most recent episode from the feed

  • Now that we have the feed, lets test getting the first episode.
  • feedparser entries are dictionaries.
  • Lets test what the function returns to make sure it looks like a rss feed entry.
def test_get_latest_entry():
    latest_entry = hpr_info.get_latest_entry()
    assert latest_entry["title"]
    assert latest_entry["published"]

  • After we verify the test fails, we can write the code to rerun the newest entry data to hpr_info.py and pytest -v will show 3 passing tests.
def get_latest_entry():
    showdata = get_show_data()
    return showdata["entries"][0]

Final Test

  • Lets test a function to see if it returns the values we want to print.
  • We don't test for specific values, just that the data exists.
def test_get_entry_data():
    entry_data = hpr_info.get_entry_data(hpr_info.get_latest_entry())
    assert entry_data["title"]
    assert entry_data["host"]
    assert entry_data["published"]
    assert entry_data["file"]

And then code to get the test to pass

def get_entry_data(entry):
    for link in entry["links"]:
        if link.get("rel") == "enclosure":
            enclosure = link.get("href")

    return {
        "title": entry["title"],
        "host": entry["authors"][0]["name"],
        "published": entry["published"],
        "file": enclosure,
    }

Finish the HPR info script.

Now that we have tested that we can, get all the info we want from the most recent episode lets add the last bit of code to hpr_info.py to print the episode info

if __name__ == "__main__":
    most_recent_show = get_entry_data(get_latest_entry())
    print()
    print(f"Most Recent HPR Episode")
    for x in most_recent_show:
        print(f"{x}: {most_recent_show.get(x)}")

if __name__ == "__main__": ensures code inside this block will only run when the script is called directly, and not when imported by test_hpr_info.py

Summary

  • TDD is a programming method where you write tests prior to writing code.
  • TDD forces me to write smaller functions and more modular code.
  • Link to HPR info script and tests - TODO
  • Additional tests to add
    • Check date is the most recent weekday
    • Check this the host is listed on corespondents page
    • Check others.
  • Project Files - https://gitlab.com/norrist/hpr-pytest-demo

Previous five weeks

hpr4090 :: Playing Civilization III, Part 1 hosted by Ahuka

2024-04-05. 00:15:04. Clean. Computer Strategy Games.
Computer games, strategy games, Civilization III.

We begin to look at the details of playing this game

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4089 :: Modifying a Python script with some help from ChatGPT hosted by MrX

2024-04-04. 00:23:13. Clean. A Little Bit of Python.
Programming, Python, AI.

In this episode I describe my experience of fixing some Python code with some help from ChatGPT.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4088 :: Today I Learnt more Bash tips hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

2024-04-03. 00:23:39. Clean. Bash Scripting.
Bash tips, TIL, getopts.

Sgoti talks about supplying options to bash scripts

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4087 :: Getting started with the digiKam photo management software hosted by Henrik Hemrin

2024-04-02. 00:06:56. Clean. general.
photography, photo, digiKam, Digital Asset Management, DAM, software, opensource.

I will give you some suggestions to getting started with digiKam based on my experience.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4086 :: HPR Community News for March 2024 hosted by HPR Volunteers

2024-04-01. 01:00:02. Clean. HPR Community News.
Community News.

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

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hpr4085 :: Android User Land Google Assistant GPT hosted by operat0r

2024-03-29. 00:32:26. Clean. general.
hacking,android.

operat0r tells you how to get past no ADB and blocking of 3rd party APKS

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4084 :: Cloud learning hosted by Daniel Persson

2024-03-28. 00:10:14. Clean. general.
machine learning, cloud learning.

My experience trying to train a model online

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4083 :: Drivecast: Man-talk. hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

2024-03-27. 00:08:38. Clean. general.
Drivecast, man-talk, mens health.

Sgoti discusses men's issues, while driving.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4082 :: No swans at Swanston hosted by Dave Morriss

2024-03-26. 00:45:03. Clean. general.
Edinburgh,Swanston Farm,meeting.

MrX and Dave Morriss bring you more chit-chat from Edinburgh

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hpr4081 :: The Oh No! News. hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

2024-03-25. 00:12:06. Clean. Privacy and Security.
Oh No News, Threat analysis, QNAP.

Sgoti gives us some moral panic ridden pearl clutching nonsense.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4080 :: Georgia to South Carolina hosted by Ahuka

2024-03-22. 00:09:20. Clean. Travel.
RV, travel, southeast US, Georgia, South Carolina.

We visit the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia, and then move on to Charleston, South Carolina.

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4079 :: The Corresponding Source hosted by Ken Fallon

2024-03-21. 00:17:50. Clean. general.
Free, Libre, Open Source Software, FLOSS, Podcast, Free as in Freedom.

Free as in Freedom is dead. Long live The Corresponding Source

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hpr4078 :: Learning to read music, part two: pitch hosted by enistello

2024-03-20. 00:13:44. Clean. general.
music,learning.

The basics of pitch in musical notation

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4077 :: FFMPEG Series: Joining and Splitting files hosted by Mr. Young

2024-03-19. 00:09:22. Clean. general.
recording,ffmpeg,audio,video.

In this episode, I explain how to use FFMGEG to join and split media files

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4076 :: WLED House Lights! hosted by operat0r

2024-03-18. 00:34:57. Clean. general.
home,house,arduino,lights,xmas,christmas lights.

I talk about setting up year around house lights !!

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4075 :: Making a Pomodoro Timer hosted by norrist

2024-03-15. 00:19:50. Clean. general.
circuit python, productivity.

norrist uses the pomodoro method to keep from getting fired.

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hpr4074 :: Jade Empire hosted by Daniel Persson

2024-03-14. 00:06:05. Clean. general.
games, story, experience.

My experience playing Jade Empire

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

hpr4073 :: Is the 1990 documentary "Cyberpunk" worth watching today? hosted by Trixter

2024-03-13. 00:06:20. Clean. general.
cyberpunk, documentary, review.

In which Trixter covers the pros and cons of an old hacker watching old hacker media

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hpr4072 :: Piper text to speech engine hosted by Archer72

2024-03-12. 00:06:28. Clean. Accessibility.
Piper, TTS, Text to speech, Voice synthesis.

Archer72 talks about Piper TTS using a Piper voice

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hpr4071 :: Migration to digiKam as Digital Asset Management (DAM) hosted by Henrik Hemrin

2024-03-11. 00:08:21. Clean. general.
photography, photo, digiKam, Digital Asset Management, DAM.

I describe how I migrated from Adobe Photoshop Elements to digiKam as my photo catalog software.

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hpr4070 :: Civilization III hosted by Ahuka

2024-03-08. 00:16:12. Clean. Computer Strategy Games.
Computer games, strategy games, Civilization III.

We start our look at the next game in the Civilization franchise.

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hpr4069 :: Passwords and Bitwarden news. hosted by Some Guy On The Internet

2024-03-07. 00:12:02. Clean. Privacy and Security.
Bitwarden, Passwords, News.

Sgoti talks about passwords and Bitwarden.

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hpr4068 :: Replacing a lightbulb in a microwave Oven hosted by MrX

2024-03-06. 00:20:48. Clean. general.
repair, electrical, DIY.

In this episode I record myself replacing a blown lightbulb in a microwave Oven.

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hpr4067 :: Hacking AI Models to Protect your Livelihood hosted by hobs

2024-03-05. 00:19:08. Clean. general.
AI, malware, stablediffusion, image generation, art, copyright, AI ethics, hacking, steganography.

Listening to a TWIML AI podcast and reading Accelerondo (SciFi novel) I learned of 4 ways to hack AI

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hpr4066 :: HPR Community News for February 2024 hosted by HPR Volunteers

2024-03-04. 01:09:10. Clean. HPR Community News.
Community News.

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

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hpr4065 :: Framework 13 (13th gen Intel) review hosted by Noodlez

2024-03-01. 00:19:17. Clean. general.
framework,laptop,review.

I give a review of the Framework 13 laptop (13th gen Intel). The review is very positive.

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hpr4064 :: Large Language Models hosted by Daniel Persson

2024-02-29. 00:12:38. Clean. general.
machine learning, large language models.

What are they good for?

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hpr4063 :: Re: ChatGPT Output is not compatible with CC-BY-SA hosted by dnt

2024-02-28. 00:26:41. Clean. general.
chatgpt, copyright.

A response to hpr3983, in which Ken argued that shows using chatGPT output can't be posted to HPR

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hpr4062 :: HPR Music Series? - How will it go for the girl and me? hosted by Fred Black

2024-02-27. 00:17:23. Clean. general.
Music.

Fred Black Pitches an idea for a Series of music being shared, and teaches a tune

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hpr4061 :: Setup a Pi-hole hosted by Kevie

2024-02-26. 00:23:11. Clean. general.
security, adverts, filters, home network, router.

Setting an ad blocker and extra security using a Raspberry Pi with Pi-hole

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