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September 02, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1848: Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser
W3M is a text browser with image and tab support which supports both keyboard and mouse navigation. (Image support is not available in some terminals, but does work in Xterm and rxvt, but images may be opened in a external viewer)). Mouse and keyboard navigation are supported, but I recommend learning the keybindings. Keybindings are case sensitive. The manual is 12 pages long and quite exhaustive. Here are some useful keybindings to get started with. Open new tab: SHIFT-T CLose tab: CTRL-Q Open URL: U (opens text dialog at bottom of window) See URL of current page: u (displays current URL at bottom of window) Close tab: CTRL Q Go left one tab: { Go right one tab: } Back in the same page: b Page Up: - (hyphen) or PG UP Page Down: SPACE or PG DOWN Previous page ("Buffer"): B There is no "forward" button, but you can use view History: CTRL-h ` Search in page: / (opens search dialog at bottom of window) Help: H Add bookmark: ESC-a View bookmarks: ESV-v Run shell command: # (Opens a dialog at the bottom of the window. Exit with B.) Paste into dialogs (e. g., passwords): Middle mouse button. Scroll left: . (period) Scroll right: , (comma) Useful Links: W3M homepage: W3M Manual: Note: If you want to use W3M, I recommend having the manual handy. How-To Geek Intro to W3M: gotbletu's Youtube w3m tutorial: Stack Exchange article on how to configure W3M to enable copying URLs (not tested). Xterm configuration menus:

September 01, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1847: Client Side C- WTF Is Wrong With You?
This is the link to the emulator: emscripten's website is here

August 31, 2015

Phone Losers
Band Trippin
Rand al'Thor is fully responsible for the very long delay in between shows lately. Thanks a lot, Rand al'Thor! In today's show the very first car ding call happens and then I call a bunch of school band parents to tell them they're not allowed on Delta flights anymore. The second half of this show is nothing but voicemails. Fifty minutes of voicemails. Enjoy!

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1846: UNI-T UT61E Review
NYbill does a quick review of his favourite multimeter for electronics, the UNI-T UT61E: A photo of the inside and outside of the meter: I forgot to mention or show a picture of the data logging cable. I never use this feature so I tend to forget its there.

August 28, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1845: 60 - LibreOffice Impress - The Gallery and Themes
In the last tutorial we looked at pictures and how they can be used in Impress. But I left out one area because the tutorial was already running a bit long, and I wanted to give the Gallery and Themes the full attention they deserve. I think this is something a lot of people have missed when working with Impress, at least I have not seen these elements includes much in peoples presentations. But they are a wonderful addition to your toolkit, and well-worth some attention. Note that the Gallery is a common feature of all LibreOffice applications, and is available in applications like Writer and Calc, though there is less need for it there. It is when you get to applications like Impress and Draw that you really discover how useful it can be. For more go to Links

August 27, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1844: The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder
The Marantz PMD 660 Professional Solid State Recorder I inherited a really nice audio recorder and microphone from my mother-in-law recently and in this episode I talk all about it and use the new device to record the show. Links Review of this device: Audio Technica ATM710 cardioid condenser mic Credits Music bumpers are from Kimiko Ishizaka's The Open Goldberg Variations:, used by permission of their CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication license. ------------------------------------------------------------

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Aug 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 622
automation, dans framework, packer, prepping

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1843: Some Bash tips
Today I want to talk about three Bash commands: pushd popd dirs These let you change directory on a Linux system (and others which support Bash) but keep a record of where you have been in a stack structure. The stack can be viewed and manipulated with these commands as well. I have written out a moderately long set of notes about these commands and these are available here

August 25, 2015

Phone Losers
Lord Lord Lord You Sure Been Good To Me
This show full of yard sale and Goodwill pranks is sponsored by Gizmo. Thanks, Gizmo, and congrats on your marriage!

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1842: TiT Radio 20 You've Been Pwned (probably)
Longtime listeners of Hacker Public Radio will remember 'TiT Radio', a semi-weekly FOSS "news" and commentary show that appeared on HPR, recorded by the cast of "Linux Cranks" on the off schedule weeks. "Linux Cranks" eventually morphed into the "Kernel Panic Oggcast". While Peter is on walkabout, the cast of KPO has resurrected "Tit Radio" on a temporary basis. The listener is cautioned, while KPO is family friendly, "TiT Radio" makes no such commitment. Please join netminer, FiftyOneFifty, and pegwole as they drag you down the rabbit hole that has always been "TiT Radio". Our show topics were drawn from these links. Not all these topics made it into the show, but feel free to browse anyway: Jeep remotely pwned, 5150 feels vindicated Mac users plagued by pop-up urging them to call a fake tech support number Use an RPi to block ads Networked monkey brains Bacteria controlled robots Psensor monitors your hardware temps Facebook asks for a date to kill Flash Details of second Flash zero day leaked by Cyberteam Mozilla blocks Flash in FF Did the U.S. Government Kill ProxyHam NSA releases open-source network protection tools,nsa-releases-linux-based-open-source-infosec-tool.aspx Drones banned above All-Star game, also talk about CA wildfire MS fixes Windows and IE zero days 92% of all smart phone profits go to Apple Commodore phone Natron is a new open source compositor Real life Mechwarrior SUSE to deliver ARM servers CERN discovers new sub atomic particle team of volunteers from Reddit are crowdsourcing the development of the worlds first medical-grade open source prosthesis Let's see if we can get pewole to say "Siri, charge 100%" Linux creator not afraid of AI FBI used Hack-Team to find TOR user Updates can't be disabled in Windows 10 Home Apple pushes targeted advertising based on credit balance Google still uploads the pics you've deleted But it's OK, since Google Photos is going away Shockingly, Red Star Linux contains content trackers Israeli court finds Google responsible for misinterpreted search results Adultery site pwned FTC says LifeLock still inadequately protecting customer data Bug found in SSH Future personal devices may be human powered Google to release a container management system Docker implemented in 100 lines of bash Man receives first bionic eye Is a cheap Nexus Fi Phone on the way? Bug that allows attacker root access to Mac requires local access Movie makers asking Yahoo for take down notices against their own computers Wichita LUG teaches Linux to children Australian security agency wants audits on Telcos security measures Replace your car's infotainment system with an Android ap Flaw in Intel CPUs allows rootkit that bypasses Secure Boot Malware can trap Android into endless reboot loop Drone delivers drugs to an Ohio prison Self targeting rifles running Linux have poor security FCC bans use of FOSS software on routers Android vulnerable to attack from a malicious MMS naturally occurring reactor found in African mine Unpatched versions of Firefox allow attackers access to your passwords

August 24, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1841: My way into Linux
I let espeak describe my way through the world of bits and bytes from the punch cards of our Partnerbrigade to my Manjaro-laptop of today.

August 21, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1840: Running external commands in Kate
Kate is an excellent text editor. The "Text Filter" - enables easy text filtering, which by pressing Alt + Backslash pops up a screen that allows you to enter commands. Settings > Configure Kate > Plugins > Text Filter Kate (short for KDE Advanced Text Editor) is a text editor developed by KDE. It has been a part of KDE Software Compilation since version 2.2, which was first released in 2001. Geared towards software developers, it features syntax highlighting, code folding, customizable layouts, regular expression support, and extensibility. Source:

August 20, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1839: My "New" Used Pickup Truck
My "New" Used Pickup Truck After 16 years my wife and I decided to become a 2-vehicle family, and as a result I got myself a 2004 Ford Ranger. In this episode I talk about the process of finding and purchasing the truck, and then about some repairs I did and some other stuff related to it.

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Aug 19, 2015

August 19, 2015

Phone Losers
Destroying Houses and Causing Bodily Harm
Today's show is sponsored by Mark E. Mark, thanks! I just wrote it that way so it'd look like The Funky Bunch is supporting my show. Today we call yet even more home owners association members, and then we take a really really long break from them, I promise!

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 621
olf, databases, automotive repair, kitchen, ham radio

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1838: Waking up with Windigo
This is a quick summary of my alarm clock system, written in bash and highly unreliable. Hardware My preferred hardware platform is a Dell Mini 9. Software My alarm clock is an embarrassing combination of bash scripts and Audacious, my favorite media player. Any media player will do, as long as it's scriptable. How It Works There are currently two bash scripts in my crappy alarm setup. One script is called "wakeup" and the other is called "wakeup-at". wakeup is simply a wrapper that adds some error handling around audacious. It launches audacious if it can't find an instance running already, waits five seconds for it to get itself together, and then causes it to play. It is also currently broken, so the 'launching audacious' part doesn't work. I have to manually start audacious myself. FAILURE. wakeup script: #!/bin/bash audacious & sleep 5s audacious -p & You've noticed that the "wakeup" script doesn't actually have any timing involved; If you want to use it as an alarm, you get to combine it with the bash "sleep" command. This is not a failure, this is by design! An example alarm: sleep 8h; wakeup One problem with this methodology is that it requires math, and is prone to errors. If I'm going to sleep at 10:46:33 PM and need to wake up at 7:00 AM, I need to chain sleep commands together for each unit of time: sleep 7h; sleep 14m; sleep 27s; wakeup Get some of that math wrong, and you wake up at the wrong time. FAILURE. "wakeup-at" is a wrapper around "wakeup" that uses the "at" utility to schedule the wakeup script. So, instead of using multiple sleep commands, it accepts any of the time formats that at accepts: wakeup-at 7:00 AM wakeup-at 6:00AM 2018-02-02 wakeup-at teatime Here is the wakeup-at script: #!/bin/bash ## Make sure we have enough arguments if [ $# -lt 1 ] then echo "Usage: `basename $0` " exit 1 fi echo "$@" ## Add custom time keywords case "$1" in "eternaldarkness") echo wakeup | at 3:33 AM ;; ## Catch-all; send all arguments to at *) echo wakeup | at $@ ;; esac If you make a syntax error, "at" tells you about it immediately. Its only failings are what it inherits from the original "wakeup" script.

August 18, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1837: Put an SSD in your Linux Box
Some commands I mentioned that you should check out: Check SSD disk specs: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb Check for TRIM support: sudo fstrim -v / Perform TRIM support sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep -i TRIM Detailed SSD Info

August 17, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1836: The Statusnet Shuffle
Theru and NYbill talk about moving a Statusnet instance to a new server. Also, upgrading an existing Statusnet instance to GNU-social. Theru's blog post: Windigo's blog post on running SN/GS with nginx:

August 16, 2015

Phone Losers
Being Evil and Taking Advantage of People
This Sunday morning edition of The Snow Plow Show is sponsored by Tony from Arizona. This is a live show where we call residents that are members of a homeowner's association.

August 14, 2015

Phone Losers
The Art of Crosswalk Larking
Here's a show that I did Friday night, immediately after The Art of Phone Larking called it quits. Besides having a ridiculous technical issue, none of the crosswalk calls worked out and the homeowners association calls weren't a whole lot better. Enjoy!

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1835: 59 - LibreOffice Impress - Pictures
As we pointed out previously, Impress is inherently a graphical, and even multimedia, way of communicating. In fact, we saw in the previous tutorials that Impress and Draw share a common set of Styles that apply to both programs, and I have often seen in documentation that Impress and Draw are often mentioned in the same breath, so to speak. So it is important that we start developing an understanding of the graphical elements in Impress. For more go to Links

August 13, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1834: Password Cards
How to Hide a Password Using a Password Card It's okay to write your password down and keep it in your wallet, but it's best to try to hide it as well. Here's how to keep your password secure and handy at the same time by embedding it in a password card. Method 1 Generate a fancy symbol-and-color-coded password card at Follow the directions there on how to use it best. Method 2 Make your own. Use the password generation package pwgen on Linux to generate a whole bunch of random passwords. In the following example, the -s flag tells it you want secure passwords that are generated randomly, not suitable for human memory. The -y flag tells it to include special characters, and 24 indicates how many characters each password should contain. pwgen -sy 24 Then either use one of the passwords that was generated from this command or embed your own existing password somewhere inside the giant block of gibberish such that only you will know where your password begins and ends. You can put a copy of this in your wallet. 4b$0<k=#;?MJ^K:Uw6zmP5sY;4T3G+jUwJ!R+DT{2=6-^$"!]""YmR%x.2uG"MGhm)TLyJA}L)xpxG1n"]bC#+/t<a1*@'3^B`&mSHP@2p1s0;.Rrz_8kskXLD!YAq|Ic!Y9(?DZKD:Oq;#/)sCz7PEbly7>/W|KlbveOa0}amC@^{+aKhnHMgc$qq$XXA#!o2FhIkD1Fu(K?nE!Szru4iDAw2=MIa~KE)q'C>S|`A*q.Y=g'_0i{BOXr8O4N11f8&yRf~+r^kB%#4o;zs:HWA/a'4U#`3":6E$PQ:y%D=^ENM5;!q^n4i"n~oy"4KT/XYY2IV_A%3Sg/evf,L5NSX$2-5b;OvZuhN$_ds4ZD.t/!0yqcey.1?%P'M!u'GDS-jBN+'NB}cr7~Wy=;JSEaI&7Byy$79Yf#gU|>@x_3IY2-jyziY2pZ5M*#iL?9p+^F%POQUj&|HVDw2#x+t`1&zW"'Rp{ If you want extra security make two columns or increase the character count. ra;aH5v"}2lF();K0f-G;YT 3XGq>wQ6")UvSU#NpYfr,M(hPCgM%L)O[mra3vgsX{"0rV"0 7>qSluuegS<#;V-nI"uyc$bXJE+4MxT/[t&i0(ndpE(z%@ }ZS3<xdG1]G%wf9;k6*_94%FFZ}gR9hyZ=EsC6QgMz:n$=U h&-O+Wz7L8LmehF&znhF8#Igp`4C3PN^1F"AmlQe=[pkz<EM /,FOfQtR|"c8EzN8ug?i359=a%i;X3~g0SqbKM|]#{hReCmP }.#EOVPxCX)b!r_>o@V9J_^9H-<FAQ4I]SPlX!$o#I?~2ACy -<JE82-'YV@bl;O_>(nxPgVHPNHYp2_[-q9G?$Z:m?yZiAH. Xj(mZ0,7EabI-TL4-7RWK]n9HCmiaZV{8EHREpS5Ppi_^SCl DTzK!CkZ#.c<3I;#}A#D(n$c<koQz[`F99"{/vB~GcSt@n,* :J&*}n~.#F%{ErSs7j:}eyly=!F:m65sA5utY,<AU8~Omz2 @P"*SIR/Ln0H;1JjM7P"{[08hk%p-)_3(P>;p.ROtRevNX_ BbwP00-Vq-5:38O.Z9MGom-n9,txEI%j+'7=7T@?X7^j^*`U ;!R<$|r3(QuJmsZe6}C(7%&sX]`(;_6S@@<}Ia[&fZ3*naG7 fij5f)Mkp;EDO.CP""*~8{-^S2_'(C8Fn&[%nJ%`S3&r.N2< *$oNrl*vJ0;zq7G3}wtMd0h%is{8%'^[b$Cu;a5_RYpy]LM k-=7(<uQ|hQH-m9.WYq6tx+Vmb&c!$.@P>`1;1@ln(B#GY eQu~"L'*xX%_)CTl*}8#2oD=6I'>(_nIsu=D2J{l4a4tf5x 3/7J1Rm.G.Hwo=Xm=Lv"o}jFRYV/lC1|t&;!]@4#2r-h<88/ o[B[qZq@;=/MD8hX|nnZ-0$j5k`x|:.0G{sra@WiuhHr^aU> Dy@Df^op.WCT)3jD(|T,I7E" Links Generate a fancy color-coded password card at KeePass Password Safe

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Aug 12, 2015

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