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December 22, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1667: How to start a Blog
So you want to start a blog? Here are some of the tings to think about: Why do you want to do a blog? What do you want to say? Who are your audience? Do you mean to promote the blog to a wider audience or do you just want to write? There are a number of popular and well known blogging engines and services, these are just some of them: Wordpress: Drupal: Livejournal: Nikola is an excellent system for creating a web-site that includes both static pages and a blog. It has been covered before on HPR and it was that show that started me using it. Nikola: The HPR show about Nikola, by Guitarman: Links Here are links to a couple of my blogs: Happy blogging!

Phone Losers
The Donald Sykes Show – December 18th, 2014
Instead of a Snow Plow Show today, I'm using this feed to promote my friend Donald's podcast / FM radio show, who is not me and I don't know why you're making these accusations. This is called The Donald Sykes Show and it's usually only broadcast on FM 103.6 in Telephone Falls, but they recently started making condensed podcast versions of the show. This first one features music, some call-ins, and some weird technical difficulties.

Phone Losers
Snow Plow Show – December 20th, 2014 – Round 4 of Car Ding Calls
Jason Bedford is responsible for making me do yet another entire show about car dings. In this show we finally talk to shower lady from a previous show, a man who doesn't think I should be skateboarding at 42, a man who isn't happy that I'm just trying to do my job as a private investigator, and of course Benjamin Cunningham the Second.

December 21, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1666: Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 3)
This is the third episode in a series on bare metal programming on the Raspberry Pi. This episode rounds out my initial stab at doing a series on RPI embedded programming based on my summer vacation project. This episode discusses how to write code with an eye towards using it in an embedded environment. It continues with a discussion of how coprocessors fit into the ARM architecture. It also describes how to manage coprocessors programatically in a very hackerish way using self-modifying code. Finally, the episode describes how to enable the virtual memory subsystem in the ARM as well as the cache. It includes some performance measurements of my code both with and without the cache enabled. Here is some of the source material that I reference in this episode. See the previous episode show notes for information on how to get your own bare metal Raspberry Pi setup up and running. CATRPI Homepage: Git repo: git:// My own repository of code that I wrote during this little project. Hacker's Delight by Henry S. Warren Jr. A fantastic book on low level computer mathematics. I find it a joy to read. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It belongs on anyone's shelf next to Knuth and other "programming bibles". ARM ARM Contains the ARM assembly language as well as chip architecture overview. You'll need the ARM 11 Architecture Reference Manual ARM TRM Contains info about the specific SOC that the Raspberry PI uses dwelch67's bare metal repository As always, the best guide I know on this topic. Very thorough and what I used as my starting point.

December 18, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1665: 44 - LibreOffice Calc - Working With Pivot Tables
We take a look at one of the most powerful, but somewhat frightening, features of modern spreadsheets. But knowing the basics of pivot tables should make them a bit less frightening to the newcomer.

December 17, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1664: Life and Times of a Geek part 1
Life and Times of a Geek - part 1 I really liked David Whitman's idea of doing a show on his birthday, so I'm borrowing the idea. This show is being released on my 65th birthday, and I decided to use this opportunity to tell you about my long experience with computational devices as part of the series "How I Found Linux". Thinking about what I want to cover, I realise that it might be quite a lot, so I'm organising the shows into a collection of short episodes. I have been thinking about doing this for a while. Up until now I was concerned that it would be a bit self-indulgent, but I have been advised to just go ahead and do it. I hope you find the shows interesting. The full notes for this episode are to be found here: Links Full notes Great Smog, Wikipedia page Slide Rule Aberystwyth: Town Aberystwyth University Statistical tests: Chi-square test, Student's t-test Mechanical Calculator, Wikipedia page Triumphator Algol 60: Wikipedia entry Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 60: PDF version HTML version Stropping (Syntax) Wikipedia entry Elliott Brothers Elliott Algol Core memory The punched card era: Wikipedia entry

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Dec 17, 2014

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 588
java, vagrant, games, marvel and dc

December 16, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1663: Interview with Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology
In todays show, Ken interviews Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology Blacks In Technology is a tech focused community and media organization focused on increasing diversity in technology. Blacks In Technology's mission is to increase visibility, participation, and change the perception of people of African descent in technology through community focused activities, events and media. Blacks In Technology (BIT) is "Stomping the Divide" by establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance and issuing a challenge to our members to surpass the high mark and establish new standards of global innovation. Links

December 15, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1662: LinuxLugCast Episode-001 Outtakes
Some good content that we do not publish.

Phone Losers
Snow Plow Show – December 15th, 2014 – Monday Afternoon Car Ding Shenanigans
Tony from Arizona wants you to get completely sick of car ding calls so he brings you this third installment of brand new car ding pranks. Thanks, Tony!

December 14, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1661: OggCamp Interview with Paul Tansom
In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews Paul Tansom, a regional co-ordinator for Code Club. In the interview, Philip and Paul discuss: What's involved in being a Code Club volunteer How to get involved How Code Club and the UK national curriculum compliment each other Code Club Pro The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.

December 12, 2014

Phone Losers
Snow Plow Show – December 12th, 2014 – Rapping On The Mic To Tell The World I'm A Loser
Rhapsodyman2000 is responsible for yet another show where I'm just rehashing the whole car ding idea again. Thanks, Rhapsodyman2000!

December 11, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1660: Trying out Slackware
mcnalu wrote a article about Slackware in Linux Voice, Issue 6. Beni read this article which lead to him trying out Slackware and being very impressed by its simplicity. That's why he asked mcnalu to do a HPR episode about Slackware, which is probably the oldest Linux Distro that's still around and whose developer follows a no-nonsense strategy and is very conservative when it comes switching to new stuff that comes up in the Linux world (like PAM or systemd) The distro is one of the if not the most Unix-like Linux distro. It uses a BSD style init system instead of widely used sysvinit. Beni and mcnalu talk about the installation process, finding dokumentation and why the website is outdated. Further they discuss the package manager and what it means that it doesn't resolve dependencies. They also explain why this isn't necessariliy a bad thing and where to find binary packages. In the end they talk about where the Slackware community meets and who is in charge of Slackware. Slackware documentation isn't as good the BSDs dokumentation or the Arch Wiki. But it's definitely getting better and there is also 'Slackware essentials', a book that's also available online: The Slackware forum on Linux Questions is pretty much the official Slackware forum: mcnalu announced his Article in the Linux Questions forum: To support the development of Slackware you could buy yourself a Christmas present from the Slackware store:

December 10, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1659: OggCamp Interview with Jon Archer
In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews Jon Archer, the UK Fedora Ambassador. In the interview, Philip and Jon discuss: Jon's role as a Fedora Ambassador Recent happenings in the land of Fedora Jon's involvement with the new UK Fedora Podcast The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Dec 10, 2014

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 587
mysql connection problems, libreoffice woes, star wars, cutting the cable, other good stuff

December 09, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1658: Cool Stuff Part 2
Today I Found Out: Daily Knowledge Podcast: Command Line Tips: using CTRL + Left / Right arrow will allow you to move through a long command word by word instead of moving through each letter. makes making adjustments to a long command much quicker use the "cd -" to move back and forth between previous directories. cd into a directory, then cd into a different on. Now do "cd -" and you will be back to the first directory. XFCE : script that uses xdtool to move window from one monitor to the next Hyperkin Pixel Art Controller: Use with the SNES9x emulator. Works very well

Phone Losers
Snow Plow Show – December 5th, 2014 – Friday Morning Ironic Pranks with RBCP
Michael Foster is completely responsible for this hour of irony. And the ironic thing is that Rob The Hyena submitted all the numbers for this show. How ironic. Thanks, RTH and Michael! Ironically, this show has nothing at all to do with Trainwreck.

Phone Losers
Snow Plow Show – December 9th, 2014 – Car Ding Pranks Are Back
Rand al'Thor is the sponsor of the first official show that brings back our beloved car ding prank calls. God bless you, sir! Get ready to learn how much of an idiot you are for not having an MBA.

December 08, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1657: Hacking Gutenberg eBooks
Links to stuff I mentioned in the podcast: Project Gutenberg: "Washington Square" by Henry James: Calibre ebook manager: My "basic ebook" css file:

December 07, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1656: My audio player collection
My Audio Player Collection I got broadband installed in my house in 2005 after I'd bought my first PC. I'd owned a lot of PCs before that, but they had all been cast-offs from the university I was working at, and I accessed the Internet via dial-up to my work. This was around the time I got sick of listening to the radio and first discovered podcasts, and so I decided I wanted a portable audio player (or MP3 Player as they tended to be called back then). Since then I have been listening to podcasts pretty much all of the time and have worked my way through a number of players. I thought it might be interesting if I chronicled the devices I have owned in the past 9-10 years. The full show notes for this episode are available at: hpr1656_full_shownotes.html Links Full show notes hpr1656_full_shownotes.html Rockbox SanDisk Sansa range iRiver H10 series Apple iPod mini

December 04, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1655: 43 - LibreOffice Calc - Creating Pivot Tables
We take a look at one of the most powerful, but somewhat frightening, features of modern spreadsheets. But knowing the basics of pivot tables should make themn a bit less frightening to the newcomer.

December 03, 2014

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1654: Using AS numbers to identify where you are on the Internet
A unique ASN is allocated to each AS for use in BGP routing. AS numbers are important because the ASN uniquely identifies each network on the Internet.

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Dec 03, 2014

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