Site Map - skip to main content

Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes Monday through Friday.

Welcome to HPR the Community Podcast Network

We started producing shows as Today with a Techie on 2005-09-19, 14 years, 10 months, 22 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 10 days.

Meet the team

Please help out tagging older shows !

Latest Shows

hpr3131 :: HPR Community News for July 2020

Warning Ken and Dave discuss some disturbing agricultural practices. Listener discretion is advised.

Hosted by HPR Volunteers on 2020-08-03 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Community News.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: HPR Community News | Comments (0)

New hosts

There were no new hosts this month.

Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
3108 Wed 2020-07-01 Fuguita as a Desktop Zen_Floater2
3109 Thu 2020-07-02 Matchbox Restoration Part 4 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
3110 Fri 2020-07-03 Finding an Android phone to run LineageOS Ken Fallon
3111 Mon 2020-07-06 HPR Community News for June 2020 HPR Volunteers
3112 Tue 2020-07-07 finishing the frame on the long wheelbase recumbent Brian in Ohio
3113 Wed 2020-07-08 OpenJDK 15 - Unsafe Garbage Daniel Persson
3114 Thu 2020-07-09 Using the Akaso EK7000 Pro Ahuka
3115 Fri 2020-07-10 Pest Control operat0r
3116 Mon 2020-07-13 Unscripted ramblings on a walk: Crisis at The Manor Christopher M. Hobbs
3117 Tue 2020-07-14 The joy of retro computing knightwise
3118 Wed 2020-07-15 Linux Inlaws S01E10 The Python Bumper Part 1 monochromec
3119 Thu 2020-07-16 Converting to FFS2 Zen_Floater2
3120 Fri 2020-07-17 How open are roleplaying games? Andrew Conway
3121 Mon 2020-07-20 Opposing Views on Tattoos Windigo
3122 Tue 2020-07-21 Devuan review - and commentary Zen_Floater2
3123 Wed 2020-07-22 Arduino controlled Christmas lights Archer72
3124 Thu 2020-07-23 Matchbox Restoration Part 5 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
3125 Fri 2020-07-24 GIMP: The Canvas Ahuka
3126 Mon 2020-07-27 Metrics part II Andrew Conway
3127 Tue 2020-07-28 HPR AudioBook Club 20 - Quarter Share HPR_AudioBookClub
3128 Wed 2020-07-29 Linux Inlaws S01E11 The Python Bumper Part 2 monochromec
3129 Thu 2020-07-30 Followup on HPR3122 Zen_Floater2
3130 Fri 2020-07-31 More Quick Tips operat0r

Comments this month

These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows. There are 33 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 5 comments on 3 previous shows:

  • hpr2774 (2019-03-21) "CJDNS and Yggdrasil" by aldenp.
    • Comment 6: Sam on 2020-07-19: "hpr2774 :: CJDNS and Yggdrasil"

  • hpr3097 (2020-06-16) "Linux Inlaws S01E07 The Big Blue Button" by monochromec.
    • Comment 1: an anonymous listener on 2020-07-02: "free software licensing"
    • Comment 2: Ahuka on 2020-07-02: "Good interview"

  • hpr3106 (2020-06-29) "Linux Inlaws S01E09 Postgres" by monochromec.

This month's shows

There are 28 comments on 12 of this month's shows:

  • hpr3108 (2020-07-01) "Fuguita as a Desktop" by Zen_Floater2.
    • Comment 1: Luna Jernberg on 2020-07-01: "Firefox Flatpak"
    • Comment 2: Klaatu on 2020-07-27: "SD Card + encrypted hard drive"

  • hpr3109 (2020-07-02) "Matchbox Restoration Part 4" by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212.
    • Comment 1: archer72 on 2020-07-04: "Very cool topic"

  • hpr3111 (2020-07-06) "HPR Community News for June 2020" by HPR Volunteers.
    • Comment 1: crvs on 2020-07-07: "On math @ HPR"

  • hpr3115 (2020-07-10) "Pest Control" by operat0r.
    • Comment 1: brian-in-ohio on 2020-07-12: "surprise"

  • hpr3116 (2020-07-13) "Unscripted ramblings on a walk: Crisis at The Manor" by Christopher M. Hobbs.
    • Comment 1: brian-in-ohio on 2020-07-13: "network"
    • Comment 2: Windigo on 2020-07-14: "Co-op hosting"
    • Comment 3: bk on 2020-07-15: "Please tell us about how you built the Manor"

  • hpr3117 (2020-07-14) "The joy of retro computing" by knightwise.
    • Comment 1: brian-in-ohio on 2020-07-15: "computer learning today"

  • hpr3118 (2020-07-15) "Linux Inlaws S01E10 The Python Bumper Part 1" by monochromec.
    • Comment 1: Guido on 2020-07-15: "Nice episode on a weird language"

  • hpr3119 (2020-07-16) "Converting to FFS2" by Zen_Floater2.
    • Comment 1: an anonymous listener on 2020-07-23: "security is hard"
    • Comment 2: Gumnos on 2020-07-29: "OpenBSD on a Mini10"

  • hpr3121 (2020-07-20) "Opposing Views on Tattoos" by Windigo.
    • Comment 1: Klaatu on 2020-07-29: "Team Mrs. Honeyhume"
    • Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2020-07-31: "I have an aversion to tattoos"

  • hpr3122 (2020-07-21) "Devuan review - and commentary" by Zen_Floater2.
    • Comment 1: bittin on 2020-07-21: "Politics"
    • Comment 2: Dan on 2020-07-21: "Purposely misleading episode"
    • Comment 3: Ken Fallon on 2020-07-21: "Updated show notes"
    • Comment 4: draxil on 2020-07-21: "Very interesting listen"
    • Comment 5: b-yeezi on 2020-07-22: "Interesting but misleading title"
    • Comment 6: Ko on 2020-07-23: "Misuse of HPR"
    • Comment 7: Ken Fallon on 2020-07-24: "Apologies to Zen_Floater2"
    • Comment 8: x on 2020-07-26: "Good!"
    • Comment 9: igottrolledintolisteningtothis on 2020-07-27: "Title should be"
    • Comment 10: brian-in-ohio on 2020-07-31: "the ruling"

  • hpr3126 (2020-07-27) "Metrics part II" by Andrew Conway.
    • Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2020-07-29: "Etymology of 'geodesic'"
    • Comment 2: sesamemucho on 2020-07-31: "Special thanks"

  • hpr3129 (2020-07-30) "Followup on HPR3122" by Zen_Floater2.
    • Comment 1: Jan on 2020-07-30: "Zen_Floater2 asked for Comments on "Explicit or not""
    • Comment 2: brian-in-ohio on 2020-07-31: "supreme court ruling"

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the HPR server under Mailman.

The threaded discussions this month can be found here:

Events Calendar

With the kind permission of we are linking to The Community Calendar.

Quoting the site:

This is the community event calendar, where we track events of interest to people using and developing Linux and free software. Clicking on individual events will take you to the appropriate web page.

Any other business

Tags and Summaries

Thanks to the following contributors for sending in updates in the past month:
Windigo, Daniel Persson

Over the period tags and/or summaries have been added to 81 shows which were without them.

If you would like to contribute to the tag/summary project visit the summary page at and follow the instructions there.

hpr3130 :: More Quick Tips

This time tips onNvidia ffmpeg transcoding Fallout Perks Late to Movies,Shared 2FA,Time to leave app

Hosted by operat0r on 2020-07-31 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Nvidia ffmpeg transcoding,Fallout Perks,Late to Movies,Shared 2FA,Time to leave app.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (0)

  1. I talk about using Nvidia to quickly transcode
  2. Go over fallout 76 perks
  3. Show up to movies 20min late to miss th BS
  4. Shared 2FA because everybody uses SMS for some reason even tho the feds say now not to ... it took us 10 years to get here lol
  5. Time to leave app ! never be late to anything again... LOL .. you wish !

hpr3128 :: Linux Inlaws S01E11 The Python Bumper Part 2

The chaps continue to shed more light on our beloved programming language

Hosted by monochromec on 2020-07-29 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Python 3.9, Mortgages in New York, Williamsburg, Wirecard, middle-aged blondes.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Linux Inlaws | Comments (0)

hpr3127 :: HPR AudioBook Club 20 - Quarter Share

The HPR Audiobook Club reviews the audiobook Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell

Hosted by HPR_AudioBookClub on 2020-07-28 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Nathan Lowell, Audiobooks, SciFi, Space Opera.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: HPR_AudioBookClub | Comments (0)

In this episode the HPR Audiobook Club discusses the audiobook Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell

Non-Spoiler Thoughts

  • This may be Pokey's all time favorite audiobook.
  • This book takes the 'fish out of water" trope and turns it on it head to a certain extent.
  • Is Klaatu really Bilbo Baggins?
  • Ishmael Wang is kinda our hero.
  • So Traveller is a huge influence on these books.
  • You know you want to deep dive on the lore of this universe. Go ahead.
  • Buy more Nathan Lowell books.
  • WWID, What Would Ishmael Do
  • Excellent recording, despite equipment of dubious quality.
  • Solar Clipper Universe vs. StarDrifter Universe, and how we are fantastically lucky to have both.

Beverage Reviews

As usual, the HPR AudioBook Club took some time to review the beverages that each of us were drinking during the episode

  • Thaj: Grapefruit Juice, simple, delicious.
  • x1101: Shipyards Signature Series IPA
  • pokey: I like Roma Sambuka in my coffee. It's muggy here today, so I'm happy to discover that it's just as good in ice coffee. Roma Sambuka does not seem to have a website. The trick, imho, is to make your coffee as you normally would, then add the booze. Don't adjust for the booze, other than using a bigger glass.
  • FiftyOneFifty: Ole Smokey Tennessee Moonshine

Things We talked about

  • We definitely can't keep these books straight. Just read them all. You'll thank us.
  • Pokey found a plot bullet, maybe. Thaj may disagree.
  • All the characters are there for a reason.
  • Nathan's reading voice is perfect for this series.
  • Wormholes, wormholes, wormholes.
  • We discuss the details of how to use the technology from this series to fly into a system.
  • Pokey wishes promotions in the real world worked they way they work on the ship.
  • Find the Podiobook Easter eggs.

Our Next Audiobook

The Terrible Business of Salmon & Dusk

The Next Audiobook Club Recording

Right now we are working through a backlog of older episode that have already been recorded. Once that ends we fully anticipate recording new episodes with listener participation.

Further Recommendations

  • Daredevil
  • The DCEU
  • We talk about a picture I can no longer find a link for.
  • Pokey gets a new motorcycle.
  • FiftyOneFifty talks about actual computer stuff.
  • Windows probs...
  • Web Browsers editorializing the Internet.
  • Is Flash dead yet?


Thank you very much for listening to this episode of the HPR AudioBookClub. We had a great time recording this show, and we hope you enjoyed it as well. We also hope you'll consider joining us next time we record a new episode. Please leave a few words in the episode's comment section.

As always; remember to visit the HPR contribution page HPR could really use your help right now.

Sincerely, The HPR Audiobook Club

P.S. Some people really like finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, we always include a few.

Our Audio

This episode was processed using Audacity. We've been making small adjustments to our audio mix each month in order to get the best possible sound. Its been especially challenging getting all of our voices relatively level, because everyone has their own unique setup. Mumble is great for bringing us all together, and for recording, but it's not good at making everyone's voice the same volume. We're pretty happy with the way this month's show turned out, so we'd like to share our editing process and settings with you and our future selves (who, of course, will have forgotten all this by then).

We use the "Truncate Silence" effect with it's default settings to minimize the silence between people speaking. When used with it's default (or at least reasonable) settings, Truncate Silence is extremely effective and satisfying. It makes everyone sound smarter, it makes the file shorter without destroying actual content, and it makes a conversations sound as easy and fluid during playback as it was while it was recorded. It can be even more effective if you can train yourself to remain silent instead of saying "uuuuummmm." Just remember to ONLY pass the file through Truncate Silence ONCE. If you pass it through a second time, or if you set it too aggressively your audio may sound sped up and choppy.

Next we use the "Compressor" effect with the following settings:

    Threshold: -30db
    Noise Floor: -50db
    Ratio: 3:1
    Attack Time: 0.2sec
    Decay Time: 1.0 sec

"Make-up Gain for 0db after compressing" and "compress based on peaks" were both left un-checked.

After compressing the audio we cut any pre-show and post-show chatter from the file and save them in a separate file for possible use as outtakes after the closing music.

We adjust the Gain so that the VU meter in Audacity hovers around -12db while people are speaking, and we try to keep the peaks under -6db, and we adjust the Gain on each of the new tracks so that all volumes are similar, and more importantly comfortable. Once this is done we can "Mix and Render" all of our tracks into a single track for export to the .FLAC file which is uploaded to the HPR server.

At this point we listen back to the whole file and we work on the shownotes. This is when we can cut out anything that needs to be cut, and we can also make sure that we put any links in the shownotes that were talked about during the recording of the show. We finish the shownotes before exporting the .aup file to .FLAC so that we can paste a copy of the shownotes into the audio file's metadata.

At this point we add new, empty audio tracks into which we paste the intro, outro and possibly outtakes, and we rename each track accordingly.

Remember to save often when using Audacity. We like to save after each of these steps. Audacity has a reputation for being "crashy" but if you remember save after every major transform, you will wonder how it ever got that reputation.

hpr3126 :: Metrics part II

The metric of a 2D curved surface

Hosted by Andrew Conway on 2020-07-27 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: maths,relativity,physics,earth.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (2)

In this show I continue from where I left off in my last show (3101) and talk about the geometry of curved 2D surfaces such as that of a sphere.

Using the Earth's surface as an example we can use familiar the co-ordinates of longitude and latitude, illustrated on this diagram:

Sphere with latitude and longitude

Source: Public domain, Wikimedia commons

On the left we see circles of constant latitude. The largest of these circles is at latitude 0° and is called the equator. Its circumference is equal to that of the Earth and so it is an example of a great circle.

On the right we see lines of constant longitude. These run from pole to pole and are perpendicular to the equator. Each of these lie on a great circle (in fact they are half a great circle each).

Great circles on the surface of a sphere are analogous to straight lines on a flat 2D surface. They offer a way to connect any two points with the shortest distance. Lines in 2D or great circles on a sphere are examples of what is called a geodesic. In physics, particles that are not subject to any forces will follow geodesics.

In Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the presence of mass or energy will alter the shape of spacetime and that will determine the metric. From the metric you can derive the geodesics and from that you can predict the motion of objects with no forces acting on them. In this way you can do away with the approximation that is Newton's gravitational force and replace it by a description that only involves the curvature of spacetime. I only touch on this in this show but will likely return to it in future shows.

Here are the equations discussed in this show and the previous one:

Sphere with latitude and longitude

hpr3125 :: GIMP: The Canvas

The Canvas is the first key concept in learning Gimp

Hosted by Ahuka on 2020-07-24 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: GIMP, images, photos, graphics, canvas, layer.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: GIMP | Comments (0)

The Canvas is the main stage on which all of the action takes place, and it controls some aspects of the final image. When you get ready to export, you only export what is on the canvas.

hpr3124 :: Matchbox Restoration Part 5

In this the 5th in the series Tony discusses the painting process on the castings of the MK10 Jaguar

Hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 on 2020-07-23 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Matchbox Cars, Diecast Models, Restoration, painting, Rattle cans, Air brushing, Plastic polishing.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Model Hacking | Comments (0)

HPR Matchbox show Episode 5

Good day to all in HPR land, this is Tony Hughes coming to you again from Blackpool in the UK. To recap this is the 5th in a series of shows about my hobby of restoring Matchbox and other Die cast models. In the last show I went through the process I use to remove the paint and prepare the casting for repainting and reassembly. In this episode we will look at the painting of the castings and 'Spoiler' what to do if things go wrong.

After polishing and before painting I degrease the casting in some alcohol. I use a cheap own brand nail polish remover from the Co-Op but there are many ways of doing this and as many products on the market, so use what you have to hand. Even a good clean in hot soapy water, dry with a lint free cloth and then a wipe over with alcohol wipes works well. Remember to wear gloves when handling the casting after this process as the grease from your hands can undo all your hard work.

So the first thing to say is that I am still in the early stages of learning this hobby and use what are referred to as 'Rattle' cans in this community, it just means spray can painting rather than the use of an Air Brush, which I will be moving onto at some point so I can mix my own paint colours and not just those available in a spray can.

So far I have been painting the casting outside during a warm dry day with little or no wind, or in a sheltered spot behind the garage if the wind is a little strong. I have now set up a small portable spray booth in the garage for this so will be able to paint in all conditions weather wise, which will make life easier.

Image 001
Image 001

So back to the casting, I use a Hemostat Clamp to hold the casting on this model it is attached to the post that holds the model together as this will not be seen when reassembled, I used a grey primer, spraying light coats all over the model until it is completely covered in the primer. Priming helps smooth out any small imperfections for the final paint coat, and as the casting is over 50 years old, it also lays down a consistent base colour and ensures that the colour coat should be the same all over when final paint is applied. As you can see in the picture it also shows up the casting lines and if desired these can be filed away prior to final painting, as this is a restoration I left this casting as original as possible, and left these in.

Image 002
Image 002

Image 003
Image 003

After leaving the casting to dry for about an hour I came back with the colour coat, the original model was a metallic brown, but the nearest match I was able to find in the local pound shops is a metallic gold. Not perfect but the final results look good, but a little lighter than the original paint. I applied the paint in smooth fine strokes, getting what is called a tack coat of the paint all over the model casting to start, then applying another coat (the wet coat) all over until there is no sign of the primer and all looks smooth but with no runs in the paint finish. The balance needs to be just right with not too little or too much paint, but with practice you get there in the end. Unforseeably on this occasion there was a reaction with the primer on the rear of the model which caused bubbling of the paint.

Image 004
Image 004

Image 005
Image 005

So after allowing the paint to fully cure I used a little wet and dry fine sanding paper to smooth out this area and gave the casting another coat of paint, and fortunately this time all was well as you can see from the pictures in the show notes.

Image 006
Image 006

Image 007
Image 007

While the casting was fully curing I turned my attention to the screen plastic. I found the best of the ones I had salvaged, from the 4 castings, picture 008 in the notes, and gave it a polish with some auto sol polishing compound using a cotton bud, and it came out quite nice. I then gave it a wash in soapy water to remove the residue of the polishing compound and after drying gave it a dip in some Pledge floor shine, it works great.

Image 008
Image 008

Image 009
Image 009

Image 010
Image 010

After coating the screen in the Pledge it is placed on a pad of paper towel and covered with a plastic pot to stop dust getting on it while drying.

Image 011
Image 011

Although the original casting had a black painted base I liked the look of the polished base so decided to leave this as it was, but if painting the base it is the same process as the main casting.

Well that's it for this episode, on the next I will look at putting the wheels and axles back on the base and the reassembly process.

This is Tony Hughes for Hacker Public Radio, saying goodbye for now, keep safe everyone and I'll be back soon with the next instalment.

hpr3123 :: Arduino controlled Christmas lights

Controlling Christmas LED lights with an Arduino

Hosted by Archer72 on 2020-07-22 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Arduino, Christmas, lights, Solid state relays.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Series: Arduino and related devices | Comments (1)

  1. Inspired by an Instructable project

  2. Started the project with Arduino Uno.

    • Found that power it with the barrel plug made audio input stable
    • Tested this theory by using USB power
    • Suspect this was due to grounding not being as good with the USB
    • This caused LED's to light even without an audio input
    • Ended up using an generic Arduino Nano to control the project
  3. Modified an audio mic preamplifier from Amazon to condition the output from the laptop music source

  4. Ran the output from this to A0 on the Arduino

  5. Split the signal out to an external speaker

  6. Used digital outputs listed in the sketch to power the LED indicators

    • For reference, a sketch is the program that the Arduino runs through a loop.
  7. Used pins 10 to 12 as AnalogWrite pin to provide the power to the solid state relays.

  8. Used a dremel to separate the power to the hot side of the two power outlets

    • Used three of the outlets to power three strings of Christmas tree LED lights.
    • Used the other outlet to power the Arduino
  9. Bonus

    • Using these particular solid state relays, there is still a 10Vac output in off state. It actually worked for good, as the lights are at a nice brightness without a music input.
    • Kindly leave a note in the comments if this is common to Solid State relays.

GY-MAX4466 Electret Microphone Amplifier

Solid State relay on Ebay

ELEGOO for Arduino Nano V3.0


My video

Sound Reactive Christmas lights on


Here is the song I meant to add, to see if it matches my video of the lights.

It is the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Carol of the Bells.

hpr3122 :: Devuan review - and commentary

Devuan Review plus I talk about race

Hosted by Zen_Floater2 on 2020-07-21 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Devuan, Debian, sysvinit, OpenRC, systemd.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Comments (10)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Devuan is a fork Debian that uses sysvinit or OpenRC instead of systemd, which is the default in newer Debian releases. The Devuan development team aim to maintain compatibility with other init systems in the future and not detach Linux from other Unix systems.

[Edit: Ken 2020-07-21]

A significant portion of this show relates to the U.S Supreme Court decision in the case of McGIRT v. OKLAHOMA, and speculation as to possible ramifications.

Previous five weeks

hpr3121 :: Opposing Views on Tattoos hosted by Windigo

Released: 2020-07-20. Duration: 00:31:06. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: tattoos.
Windigo and Mrs. Honeyhume discuss their views on tattoos

hpr3120 :: How open are roleplaying games? hosted by Andrew Conway

Released: 2020-07-17. Duration: 00:46:07. Flag: Clean.
Tags: open,free,roleplaying,licensing.
Klaatu and mcnalu talk through what open and free mean in roleplaying games.

hpr3119 :: Converting to FFS2 hosted by Zen_Floater2

Released: 2020-07-16. Duration: 00:40:26. Flag: Clean.
Tags: FFS2, SD cards, OpenBSD.
FFS2, FuguIta encryption and UUID's and 9 volt batteries

hpr3118 :: Linux Inlaws S01E10 The Python Bumper Part 1 hosted by monochromec

Released: 2020-07-15. Duration: 01:30:36. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: Python, PEP, Linux, Alia Shawkat, Brad Pitt, Stackless Python.
A discussion of Python questions and their answers (part 1). Plus news on Brad and Alia

hpr3117 :: The joy of retro computing hosted by knightwise

Released: 2020-07-14. Duration: 00:31:54. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Retro computer.
Knightwise talks about the old computers in his attic and how it is a loverly geek getaway

hpr3116 :: Unscripted ramblings on a walk: Crisis at The Manor hosted by Christopher M. Hobbs

Released: 2020-07-13. Duration: 00:18:57. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: networks,post-mortem,retrospective,community,walk,rambling.
A walk and a talk about a lightning strike zapping a network.

hpr3115 :: Pest Control hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-07-10. Duration: 00:38:11. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Pest Control,bugs,DIY,Home Improvement.
Talk about pest control

hpr3114 :: Using the Akaso EK7000 Pro hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-07-09. Duration: 00:11:06. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Camera, Waterproof Camera, Action camera.
Some tips on using the camera based on my limited experience on one trip.

hpr3113 :: OpenJDK 15 - Unsafe Garbage hosted by Daniel Persson

Released: 2020-07-08. Duration: 00:14:53. Flag: Clean.
Tags: java, news.
We take a quick look at what is coming in JDK 15

hpr3112 :: finishing the frame on the long wheelbase recumbent hosted by Brian in Ohio

Released: 2020-07-07. Duration: 00:08:49. Flag: Clean. Series: Bicycle Hacking.
Tags: bicycle, recumbent.
a narrated slideshow of the next steps in building a bespoke recumbent bicycle

hpr3111 :: HPR Community News for June 2020 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2020-07-06. Duration: 00:59:56. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
Dave struggles to keep Ken on track as they talk about shows and comments in June 2020

hpr3110 :: Finding an Android phone to run LineageOS hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2020-07-03. Duration: 00:37:57. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: TWRP,Tweakers,LineageOS,scrcpy,,bootloader,fastboot,Sony Xperia XA2,pinephone.
Join Ken on this 6 year long journey of success but also failure

hpr3109 :: Matchbox Restoration Part 4 hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212

Released: 2020-07-02. Duration: 00:04:37. Flag: Clean. Series: Model Hacking.
Tags: Matchbox Cars, Diecast Models, Restoration, paint removal, caustic soda, paint stripper..
In this the 4th in the series Tony discusses paint removal on the castings of the MK10 Jaguars

hpr3108 :: Fuguita as a Desktop hosted by Zen_Floater2

Released: 2020-07-01. Duration: 00:52:28. Flag: Clean.
Tags: OpenBSD,Fuguita,Desktop,Portability,Sanity.
I cover all the wonderful things about using Fuguita as your Desktop

hpr3107 :: Generating comfortable passwords hosted by crvs

Released: 2020-06-30. Duration: 00:30:00. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: passwords, python.
generating passwords to be comfortably type-able

hpr3106 :: Linux Inlaws S01E09 Postgres hosted by monochromec

Released: 2020-06-29. Duration: 01:04:11. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: Postgres, SQL, NoSQL, MINT.
The lads talk to Bruce Momjian Postgres evangelist

hpr3105 :: Akaso EK7000 Pro hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-06-26. Duration: 00:16:49. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Camera, Waterproof Camera, Action camera.
My experience with an inexpensive Waterproof action camera called the Akaso EK7000 Pro

hpr3104 :: HPR AudioBook Club 19 - Tincture: An Apocalyptic Proposition hosted by HPR_AudioBookClub

Released: 2020-06-25. Duration: 02:06:47. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR_AudioBookClub.
Tags: HPR Audiobook Club, Audiobooks, SciFi, Western.
The HPR Audiobook Club reviews the audiobook Tincture by Matthew D. Jordan

hpr3103 :: A warning about browser extensions and add-ons. hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2020-06-24. Duration: 00:01:33. Flag: Clean.
Tags: extensions,add-ons,firefox,chromium,chrome,thunderbird.
A unmaintained extension lead to a popup storm

hpr3102 :: RFC 5005 Part 2 – Webcomics, subscribers and feed readers hosted by clacke

Released: 2020-06-23. Duration: 00:15:02. Flag: Clean.
Tags: webcomics, rfc5005, atom, rss, feeds.
fluffy, Jamey and I go on for another ten minutes about how webcomic artists feel about feeds

hpr3101 :: Metrics hosted by Andrew Conway

Released: 2020-06-22. Duration: 00:25:53. Flag: Clean.
Tags: mathematics,relativity,physics.
A layman's explanation of the mathematical concept of metric.

hpr3100 :: For your consideration - Makers Corner hosted by Ken Fallon

Released: 2020-06-19. Duration: 01:15:34. Flag: Clean. Series: Podcast recommendations.
Tags: pimoroni, gadgetoid, Monster Mouth Headphone Holder,Free Culture Podcasts.
Makers Corner is a tech oriented DIY podcast, from the Other Side Podcast Network

hpr3099 :: Linux Inlaws S01E08 The review of the review hosted by monochromec

Released: 2020-06-18. Duration: 00:45:41. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: Linus, Transmeta, EdgeOS, Arch, Californication, device tree .
In this short episode our two heroes rant about Linus, Transmeta, EdgeOS

hpr3098 :: Matchbox Restoration Part 3 hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212

Released: 2020-06-17. Duration: 00:03:11. Flag: Clean. Series: Model Hacking.
Tags: Matchbox Cars, Diecast Models, Restoration, dismantling the model.
In this the 3rd in the series Tony discusses dismantling the castings of the MK10 Jaguar

hpr3097 :: Linux Inlaws S01E07 The Big Blue Button hosted by monochromec

Released: 2020-06-16. Duration: 01:04:55. Flag: Explicit. Series: Linux Inlaws.
Tags: BigBlueButton, GDM, Focal Fossa, Ubuntu.
The lads talk to Fred Dixon, product manager for BigBlueButton.

hpr3096 :: Unscripted ramblings on a walk: PC Building. hosted by Christopher M. Hobbs

Released: 2020-06-15. Duration: 00:02:15. Flag: Clean. Series: Hardware upgrades.
Tags: pc,hardware,build,battlestation,discussion,review,walk.
I take a walk and discuss my experience building a new PC after having not done so for many years.

hpr3095 :: Intro to GIMP hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-06-12. Duration: 00:17:44. Flag: Clean. Series: GIMP.
Tags: GIMP, images, photos, graphics.
An introduction to GIMP to kick off a new series.

hpr3094 :: Holy crud! I have a kinesis advantage 2 keyboard! hosted by sigflup

Released: 2020-06-11. Duration: 00:04:35. Flag: Clean.
Tags: keyboards.
Sigflup does a review of the Kinesis Advantage 2 keyboard

hpr3093 :: Response to Linux Inlaws S01E06 (hpr 3079) on NeXT hosted by Claudio Miranda

Released: 2020-06-10. Duration: 00:07:10. Flag: Clean.
Tags: NeXT, NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, Rhapsody, Darwin, MacOSX, OSX, macOS, AUX.
Response to Linux Inlaws S01E06 (hpr 3079) regarding NeXT, NeXTSTEP, and what would become Mac OS X.

hpr3092 :: Pens, pencils, paper and ink - 2 hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2020-06-09. Duration: 00:20:56. Flag: Explicit. Series: The art of writing.
Tags: fountain pen,mechanical pencil,paper.
Looking at more writing equipment

hpr3091 :: fuguserv hosted by Zen_Floater2

Released: 2020-06-08. Duration: 00:43:48. Flag: Clean.
Tags: FuguIta, OpenBSD, Wifi-Routers, Servers, Portable, Memory_resident.
Fuguita OpenBSD server - building a new wifi-router / server

hpr3090 :: Locating Computer on a Enterprise Network hosted by operat0r

Released: 2020-06-05. Duration: 00:39:48. Flag: Explicit. Series: Networking.
Tags: nmap,hacking,computers,networking,scripting,bash,shell.
advanced nmap tips

hpr3089 :: For my Entertainment hosted by Archer72

Released: 2020-06-04. Duration: 00:07:05. Flag: Clean.
Tags: Raspberry Pi, Kodi, OSMC, Networking, Slackware, Sarpi Project.
How I have my file server and media center put together

hpr3088 :: Matchbox Restoration Part 2 hosted by Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212

Released: 2020-06-03. Duration: 00:05:07. Flag: Clean. Series: Model Hacking.
Tags: Matchbox Cars, Diecast Models, Restoration, Tools and materials..
Second episode discussing restoring Matchbox diecast models Tony talks tools and materials needed

hpr3087 :: Phonetic alphabet hosted by klaatu

Released: 2020-06-02. Duration: 00:01:54. Flag: Clean. Series: HAM radio, QSK.
Tags: nato, alphabet, communication.
The NATO phonetic alphabet recited once.

hpr3086 :: HPR Community News for May 2020 hosted by HPR Volunteers

Released: 2020-06-01. Duration: 00:54:13. Flag: Explicit. Series: HPR Community News.
Tags: Community News.
Dave and Ken talk about shows released and comments posted in May 2020

hpr3085 :: Architectures of Robust Openness hosted by Ahuka

Released: 2020-05-29. Duration: 00:19:02. Flag: Clean. Series: Social Media.
Tags: social media, alternative, Fediverse, ActivityPub, Security, OCaps.
A look at how to secure social networks against attack while still being open to strangers.

hpr3084 :: AudioBookClub 18 - Star Trek: The Continuing Mission hosted by Thaj Sara

Released: 2020-05-28. Duration: 01:40:17. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: Audiobooks, Audio Drama, Star Trek.
The HPR Audiobook Club reviews the fan audio drama Star Trek: The Continuing Mission

hpr3083 :: Mumbling while on lockdown hosted by Dave Morriss

Released: 2020-05-27. Duration: 00:50:21. Flag: Explicit.
Tags: COVID-19,lockdown.
Two Edinburgh-based hosts have a chat from their respective houses

hpr3082 :: RFC 5005 Part 1 – Paged and archived feeds? Who cares? hosted by clacke

Released: 2020-05-26. Duration: 00:35:08. Flag: Clean.
Tags: rss,atom,rfc,interview,feedreader,podcatcher.
An interview with two passionate RFC 5005 fans on how to handle big Atom feeds

Older Shows

Get a full list of all our shows.