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October 07, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1873: TiT Radio 21 - I Thought I Had Better Links
Another installment of TiT Radio with Kevin Wisher, pegwole, netminer, and FiftyOneFifty Some of these links may have bee discussed during the show:,29684.html#xtor=RSS-997

October 06, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1872: Sim City BuildIt September 2015
Definately focus on getting enough golden keys as it allows you to get some very good buildings

October 05, 2015

Phone Losers
The First Day of Dingtober
Neal H is the sponsor of today's show, which isn't actually a car ding show. Today we talk to shoe customers about various problems with their shoe orders.

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1871: HPR Community News for September 2015
New hosts Welcome to our new host: Geddes. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 1847 Tue 2015-09-01 Client Side C- WTF Is Wrong With You? sigflup 1848 Wed 2015-09-02 Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser Frank Bell 1849 Thu 2015-09-03 LinuxLugCast Episode-004 Outtakes Kevin Wisher 1850 Fri 2015-09-04 18 - ssh Introduction Ahuka 1851 Mon 2015-09-07 HPR Community News for August 2015 HPR Volunteers 1852 Tue 2015-09-08 Operation Wallacea Dave Morriss 1853 Wed 2015-09-09 I <3 Vista Alpha32 1854 Thu 2015-09-10 Installing Ubuntu on the Asus TP500L Jon Kulp 1855 Fri 2015-09-11 61 - LibreOffice Impress - Slide Layouts and AutoLayout Text Boxes Ahuka 1856 Mon 2015-09-14 ssh config klaatu 1857 Tue 2015-09-15 Adventures In Coffee Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) 1858 Wed 2015-09-16 Multimeter Mod's Part 2 NYbill 1859 Thu 2015-09-17 A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI Gabriel Evenfire 1860 Fri 2015-09-18 FiftyOneFifty interviews Chris Waid of Save WiFi FiftyOneFifty 1861 Mon 2015-09-21 Cool Stuff pt. 4 Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) 1862 Tue 2015-09-22 The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 1 Geddes 1863 Wed 2015-09-23 The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 2 Geddes 1864 Thu 2015-09-24 Turning an old printer into a network printer Dave Morriss 1865 Fri 2015-09-25 62 - LibreOffice Impress - Working With Text Boxes Ahuka 1866 Mon 2015-09-28 An awkward talk with two young computer users Quvmoh 1867 Tue 2015-09-29 The Lafayette Public Library Maker Space Jon Kulp 1868 Wed 2015-09-30 Glasgow Podcrawl review Dave Morriss 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 Gmane archive. The main threads this month were: From: Dave Morriss <perloid@...> Date: 2015-09-01 07:56:04 +0100 Subject: HPR Community News - next Saturday on 2015-09-05T18:00:00Z Link: Messages: 3 From: Dave Morriss <perloid@...> Date: 2015-09-06 17:41:07 +0100 Subject: Test message. There seems to be a problem with the HPR list Link: Messages: 3 From: Charles Thayer <catintp@...> Date: 2015-09-08 13:58:29 -0700 Subject: Markdown for HPR Show Notes Link: Messages: 6 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-09-09 10:53:50 +0200 Subject: HPR Menus are not accessible Link: Messages: 7 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-09-09 10:56:42 +0200 Subject: Mail list test with links - PLEASE IGNORE Link: Messages: 2 From: Fifty OneFifty <fiftyonefifty@...> Date: 2015-09-12 17:08:25 -0500 Subject: Re: Submmiting markdown, WYSIWYG editors? Link: Messages: 2 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-09-14 09:55:26 +0200 Subject: Getting in new contributors Link: Messages: 22 From: lostnbronx <lostnbronx@...> Date: 2015-09-15 16:29:58 -0700 Subject: Re: Hpr Digest, Vol 84, Issue 16 Link: Messages: 1 From: Fifty OneFifty <fiftyonefifty@...> Date: 2015-09-16 03:10:51 -0500 Subject: Re: sounding stupid Link: Messages: 3 From: Fifty OneFifty <fiftyonefifty@...> Date: 2015-09-16 18:04:01 -0500 Subject: Re: Hpr Digest, Vol 84, Issue 18 Link: Messages: 2 From: Fifty OneFifty <fiftyonefifty@...> Date: 2015-09-18 01:04:19 -0500 Subject: The HPR Zoom H1 Link: Messages: 1 From: "Thaj A. Sara" <thajasara@...> Date: 2015-09-18 18:12:11 -0400 Subject: Re: Hpr Digest, Vol 84, Issue 20 Link: Messages: 1 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-09-22 21:53:09 +0200 Subject: Re: [SPAM] HPR Menus are not accessible Link: Messages: 1 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-09-24 13:46:16 +0200 Subject: Linux News Log coming to an end after 10 years Link: Messages: 1 From: Dave Morriss <perloid@...> Date: 2015-09-28 11:15:19 +0100 Subject: HPR Community News - next Saturday on 2015-10-03T18:00:00Z Link: Messages: 1 Total messages this month: 56 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 43 comments: hpr1739 (2015-04-02) "Theater of the Imagination: Part 07" by lostnbronx. Comment 1: FiftyOneFithty on 2015-09-08: "Thanks for conpairing Zoom and Tascam" hpr1750 (2015-04-17) "xclip, xdotool, xvkbd: 3 CLI Linux tools for RSI sufferers" by Jon Kulp. Comment 7: Rob Blaine on 2015-09-27: "Blather works great!" Comment 8: Jon Kulp on 2015-09-27: "Blather" Comment 9: Rob Blaine on 2015-09-28: "Blather and RSI" hpr1831 (2015-08-10) "Are speed listening and slow background music compatible?" by A Shadowy Figure. Comment 5: folky on 2015-09-07: "It depends" hpr1834 (2015-08-13) "Password Cards" by Jon Kulp. Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2015-09-03: "Very useful" hpr1837 (2015-08-18) "Put an SSD in your Linux Box" by 2BFrank. Comment 3: 2BFrank on 2015-09-15: "Good points" hpr1841 (2015-08-24) "My way into Linux" by folky. Comment 2: folky on 2015-09-02: "Thank you" hpr1846 (2015-08-31) "UNI-T UT61E Review" by NYbill. Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2015-09-01: "Uni-T Meters" Comment 2: NYbill on 2015-09-01:"[no title]" Comment 3: Mike Ray on 2015-09-02: "Unit-T meters and serial ports" Comment 4: NYbill on 2015-09-02:"[no title]" Comment 5: Mike Ray on 2015-09-03: "PL2303 USB-toRS232 and UT6?" Comment 6: davidWHITMAN on 2015-09-07: "Damn You!" hpr1847 (2015-09-01) "Client Side C- WTF Is Wrong With You?" by sigflup. Comment 1: Gabriel Evenfire on 2015-09-17: "I always look forward to your shows..." hpr1848 (2015-09-02) "Introduction to w3m, a Command Line Web Browser" by Frank Bell. Comment 1: tom_len on 2015-10-01: "automatize login from command line" hpr1850 (2015-09-04) "18 - ssh Introduction" by Ahuka. Comment 1: 0xf10e on 2015-09-10: "portable version of OpenSSH" Comment 2: Gabriel Evenfire on 2015-09-17: "This could be a very fruitful series." Comment 3: Kevin O'Brien on 2015-09-20: "Thank you" hpr1851 (2015-09-07) "HPR Community News for August 2015" by HPR Volunteers. Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2015-09-07: "Markdown show notes" Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2015-09-08: "Markdown etc." Comment 3: NYbill on 2015-09-08: "Electronics videos. " Comment 4: NYbill on 2015-09-09:"[no title]" hpr1853 (2015-09-09) "I <3 Vista" by Alpha32. Comment 1: Aaronb483 on 2015-09-11: "great name for podcast" hpr1856 (2015-09-14) "ssh config" by klaatu. Comment 1: 0xf10e on 2015-09-14:"[no title]" Comment 2: b-yeezi on 2015-09-15: "Thanks" Comment 3: Gabriel Evenfire on 2015-09-17: "Identity file" hpr1857 (2015-09-15) "Adventures In Coffee" by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^). Comment 1: Gabriel Evenfire on 2015-09-17: "A nice episode even for non-coffee people" Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2015-09-18: "I enjoyed this a lot" Comment 3: Michael on 2015-09-24: "You got my european mind." hpr1858 (2015-09-16) "Multimeter Mod's Part 2" by NYbill. Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-09-16: "Thank you! " Comment 2: Mike Ray on 2015-09-16: "Hacking at it's best" Comment 3: NYbill on 2015-09-16: "Thanks, Jon. " Comment 4: NYbill on 2015-09-16: "Ha, thanks Mike. " Comment 5: mirwi on 2015-09-24: "Splitting hair..." Comment 6: NYbill on 2015-09-25: "Transitors" Comment 7: Mike Ray on 2015-09-26: "Transistors" hpr1859 (2015-09-17) "A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI" by Gabriel Evenfire. Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2015-09-17: "Welcome return" hpr1862 (2015-09-22) "The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 1" by Geddes. Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2015-09-28: "I just enabled a load of these" hpr1863 (2015-09-23) "The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 2" by Geddes. Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-09-23: "Probably still will not switch to KDE, but... " hpr1864 (2015-09-24) "Turning an old printer into a network printer" by Dave Morriss. Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-09-24: "Whoa remote scanning! " Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2015-09-27: "Remote scanning, etc" hpr1866 (2015-09-28) "An awkward talk with two young computer users" by Quvmoh. Comment 1: Frank on 2015-09-28:"[no title]"

October 02, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1870: 19 - Home SSH Server
The best way to get familiarity with the concepts we will discuss is by experimentation. I think that it is becoming more common these days for people to own more than one computer and set them up in a network. And with cheap computers like Raspberry Pi it is really easy to get started. In this tutorial I want to discuss how you can set up such a server for your experiments in ssh. I encourage you to do this even though I dont intend this series to focus on server administration. The idea is that by practising these these techniques behind a good firewall you can get some familiarity with them before you get out on the Internet where it matters. For most Linux users, at least, installing and setting up a server is really simple, and you can do it minutes. For more go to Links:

October 01, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1869: Irssi Connectbot
NYbill talks about setting up Irssi Connectbot on a Android phone to access IRC. I don't know him. But, thanks for this handy guide on setting up key pairs with Connectbot, Michael:

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Sep 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 627
garage door opener, linux saves joels day, jmeter, load testing

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1868: Glasgow Podcrawl review
Glasgow Podcrawl review The second Glasgow Podcrawl took place on the 10th of July 2015. The participants were: Kevie Andrew Conway (aka mcnalu) Dave Morriss Andrew Gregory The event started at 6pm in the State Bar on Holland Street, moved on to the Bon Accord, the Inn Deep and finally to the Three Judges. Dave Morriss departed after visiting the second bar to head back to Edinburgh, but everyone else lasted to the very end! In this episode hear the details of this singular event, and a whole lot about many other things. Links

September 29, 2015

Phone Losers
The Man With The Cacti Touch
Liz Darwin sponsors today's Show of Dings. Thanks, Liz!

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1867: The Lafayette Public Library Maker Space
The Lafayette Public Library Maker Space The Renovated Main Library Sewing Area Rolling pin with laser-etched π symbols Knitting Area Lego Robotics Space The Ultimaker2 Trying to print my Kindle paperwhite stand. The Taz 3D printer by Lulzbot The finished Kindle stand: It worked! Bad part of this design is that it does not accommodate the case that I have on my Kindle, so to use the stand with the Kindle I'll have to remove the case. The next photo shows my son's nook color sitting sideways on it. I might try to modify the design so that it will accommodate the Kindle with its case and also prop it up a bit more vertically. Still, this was a really fun experiment with my first 3d printout. Links Lafayette Public Library Downtown Branch 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.

September 28, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1866: An awkward talk with two young computer users
Quvmoh speaks with Eric 15 and Emily 10 about their computer usage and implore others to contribute to HPR

September 25, 2015

Phone Losers
Ding Fries Are Done
Here's a show fully sponsored by Miguel, where we call up yet even more car ding winners and make them question reality.

Phone Losers
I Ding You Are Something Wrong
It's Darnell's fault that this is only half of a show, the first half mostly being by my hooker friend Sunshine and the second half being a bunch of really old car ding pranks. Thanks a LOT, Darnell.

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1865: 62 - LibreOffice Impress - Working With Text Boxes
Text Boxes are considered graphical objects, actually, so they are controlled by the Drawing Object Styles. These can be a little bit confusing because they are shared among different LibreOffice modules, so some of the things you see arent really meant for Impress. For example, there are three Title styles, but none of them are meant for putting titles on slides. They are actually meant for putting titles on drawings, such as engineering drawings. If you you wanted to have a slide title but use Text boxes, you should select the Title Only slide layout. The Title would be controlled by the Title Presentation Style. For more go to Links

September 24, 2015

Phone Losers
The 24th Day of Dingtember
Sisto G is the sponsor of today's show. Guess what happens on today's show. You'll never guess. You just have to listen.

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1864: Turning an old printer into a network printer
Overview I have a USB printer I bought back in 2005 when I bought a Windows PC for the family. It's an HP PSC 2410 PhotoSmart All-in-One printer. This device is a colour inkjet printer, with a scanner, FAX and card-reading facilities. It has been left unused in a corner for many years, and I recently decided to to see if I could make use of it again, so I cleaned it up and bought some new ink cartridges for it. It is possible to use this printer on Linux using CUPS for the printing and SANE for scanning. I connected it to my Linux desktop for a while to prove that it was usable. However, rather than leaving it connected in this way, I wanted to turn it into a network printer that could be used by the rest of the family. My kids are mostly away at university these days but invariably need to print stuff when they pass through. I searched the Internet and found an article in the Raspberry Pi Geek magazine which helped with this project. Full Notes Since the notes explaining this subject are long, they have been placed here: Links HP PSC 2410 PhotoSmart All-in-One printer: main web site: CUPS Wikipedia entry: HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP): Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE): "Converting the Raspberry Pi to a wireless print server" from the Raspberry Pi Geek magazine: Linux Foundation OpenPrinting work group: HP PSC 2400 series details: Arch Wiki on CUPS - Linux Server Windows Client: Internet Printing Protocol (IPP):

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Sep 23, 2015

September 23, 2015

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 626
linux education apps, scifi, solr, jmeter

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1863: The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 2
Hello my name is Geddes and this is my second HPR Episode. Its part 2 of an audio voice recording of an article entitled THE AWESOMELY EPIC GUIDE TO KDE. This is a tutorial on the KDE Desktop, which I did for Linux Voice Magazine back at the start of 2015. In this half the topics I cover are - Upgrade Launch Menu, File Management, Window Management, and Visual Effects. All Linux Voice Creative Commons Issues PDF version of the THE AWESOMELY EPIC GUIDE TO KDE HTML version THE AWESOMELY EPIC GUIDE TO KDE My Google+ Link

September 22, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1862: The Awesomely Epic Guide To KDE Part 1
Hello my name is Geddes and this is my first HPR Episode. Its part 1 of an audio voice recording of an article entitled THE AWESOMELY EPIC GUIDE TO KDE. This is a tutorial on the KDE Desktop, which I did for Linux Voice Magazine back at the start of 2015. Its primarily in response to the call from HPR for more shows, but in my introduction I've also mentioned a few other reasons which I hope listeners will find interesting, a couple are around the issues of diversity and accessibility. All Linux Voice Creative Commons Issues PDF version of the THE AWESOMELY EPIC GUIDE TO KDE HTML version THE AWESOMELY EPIC GUIDE TO KDE My Google+ Link

September 21, 2015

Phone Losers
Carlito and RBCP Apologize Profusely For Car Dings
Lars H. is responsible for there only being a week left of car ding prank calls. Thanks, Lars! In this episode I'm joined by Carlito of Madhouse Live for some car ding victim tag teaming.

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1861: Cool Stuff pt. 4
CMUS A great command line music player CMUS Home Page: A good guide: Song Exploder Podcast where musicians take apart their songs bit by bit Mr. Robot "Follows a young computer programmer (Malek) who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking. He's recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot." The pilot for Mr. Robot was directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) Directed by: Sam Esmail Starring: Rami Malek Christian Slater Carly Chaikin Portia Doubleday Martin Wallstrm

September 18, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1860: FiftyOneFifty interviews Chris Waid of Save WiFi
The Save WiFi program has been instituted to combat the greatest threat the open source movement has faced from government over regulation. If you have listened to, The Linux Link Tech Show, Linux for the Rest od US,or HPR recently, you may already be aware that recent decisions by the FCC have already forced router manufactures to lock down their equipment against the installation of non factory firmware. My guest, Chris Waid, CEO of Think Penguin and a leader in the Save WiFi project, joins me to explain how Linux on the desktop may also become subject to FCC regulation. As manufacturers incorporate more Software Defined Radio into PC's, the FCC may feel it has no choice but to lock down (or lock out), not only open source software, but any software that is not pre vetted and pre certified, even on proprietery OS's. Right now, there is a narrow window where the FCC has invited comment from the public, and Hacker Public Radio invites all our listeners to add their voices against this ill advised course of action. The Save WiFi program: FCC comentary link: There is one small saving grace. Kevin Wisher found an Ars Technica article where an unnamed FFC spokesman seems to be saying locking open source firmware out of routers was not the intended consequence (even though Open-WRT was mentioned by name in the updated rules). I think the FCC might prefer manuafacturers avoid incorporating radio hardware that is so easily manipulated: I want to give special thanks to Chris Waid for going above and beyond for recording our conversation because I was having ISP problems. I want to appologize in advance for any audio problems, I was way low and had to fix it in post.

September 17, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1859: A Mouse in a Maze on the Raspberry PI
This podcast is about a little programming exercise I learned in my first programming class. The idea is to generate a random text-based maze and make mouse ('@') search the maze systematically to find the cheese ('V'). If it does so before it runs out of energy (moves) it wins ('$' == happy mouse). Otherwise it starves ('%' == dead mouse). You can find my git repos for the Raspberry PI code including this program at these locations: The Mouse-in-a-maze program also requires the catlib library as well which is at: You may note that these directories are different from those in my previous RPI episodes. The repositories used to be on gitorious. However since gitlab acquired gitorious, I have migrated the repositories. They currently live on both github and gitlab and I have pushing updates to both for the time being. So I have been waffling about which one will be the ultimate master for these projects. But since, I am doing most all the work on this code myself, it doesn't much matter for the time being. If this is your first time playing with bare metal programming in the RPI you can get more info and tips from HPR episodes 1619, 1630 and 1666. Note that the gitorious links in those episodes are outdated as mentioned above. The github links therein should still be fine though. The mouse code itself is in the apps/mouse0 directory. If you haven't played with this environment before you'll need to do the following: Get a compatible ARM toolchain up and running to build for the RPI. I recommend using: You'll need a USB-to-TTL serial cable to hook up to the RPI. I use: You'll also need a small SD card to boot from. Follow the steps in catrpi/README.txt to create an SD-card with a loader on it. build catlib for the RPI locally (a prereq for building mouse0.bin) set up your serial connection to the RPI start up a minicom instance to connect to the RPI Once those prerequisites are taken care of you can: change directory to /path/to/catrpi/apps/mouse0 type make to build mouse0.bin power on the RPI at the loader prompt, type 'x' in the serial console to start X-modem reception on the RPI use your terminal program to send the mouse0.bin file via X-modem. In minicom you do this by CTRL-A followed by 's'. You then select 'xmodem' as the protocol and navigate to and select the file mouse0.bin to send. when the transfer completes type 's' to start the program These pages describe VT100 Terminal codes: Sample traversal: ######################################## #+0****## #+#...###...#..$ ## # # # ##+###+## #+++......#...# ## # # # #.+++++#....# # # # # # # #+++++#+.+..# # # # # # #.##.+++#+.### # # # ## # # ###.+.##++.## # ### # # # ####+.#..#++#.## # ##### ## # #++#.#.###+.## ## ## # # # #++++++.##.++.# # ## # # # # ## #+++++#..##.## ## # #### # # ## #+.....#..#. ## # # ## ## # #+..+....... # # # # ## # #+...#..### # # # ## ## #.#..#.........# # # # ##### # # ## # #.......## ##.... # ### ## # ##......# ## ##..# ##### # # #.+.#...### ###. ## ## # ## ##.+...# # #### # ## # # ######################################## Mouse found the cheese! :) Press any key to restart! Links

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