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July 29, 2015

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HPR1823: Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS, Interview 2 of 2
Ryan Sipes: KLF Organizer; Systems Administrator, Northeast Kansas Library System; Organizer of Lawrence (KS) Linux User Group; with Ikey Doherty, Ryan is a developer for Solus (formerly Evolve OS); a contributor to Vulcan text editor, written in Vala (Ryan's KLF talk, "How to Write a GTK/Gnome Application", was pretty much a tutorial in Vala) Ryan's projects and employer KLF related interviews with Ryan Sipes Linux Unplugged Evolve OS related interviews KLF sponsors: Lawrence Center for Entrepeneurship Free/Libre Open Source and Open Knowledge Association of Kansas The beers: In an effort to reduce the inventory of loneley beers waiting in my refridgerator for review, I've decided to add beer reviews to each of my tech episodes (hey, nobody complained when Dmitri did it).

July 28, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1822: Some tips on using ImageMagick
Some tips on using ImageMagick I like to use images in HPR shows if I can. I have experimented with various ways of preparing them since I first started contributing, but I'm particularly impressed with what I am able to do using ImageMagick. The ImageMagick system contains an enormous range of capabilities, enough for a whole series of shows. I thought I would talk about some of the features I use when preparing episodes to give you a flavour of what can be done. I'm the rawest amateur when it comes to this kind of image manipulation. Just reading some of the ImageMagick documentation (see links) will show you what an enormous number of possibilities there are. I am only using a few in this episode. I have prepared longer show notes and demonstrated some scripts to explain how I process images. These can be found here. Links Full show notes: EXIF Wikipedia page: exiftool: Krita: ImageMagick: Main site: Crop: Resize: Thumbnails:

July 27, 2015

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HPR1821: James Beard's Never-Fail Blender Hollandaise Sauce
Frank describes James Beard's simple and almost infallible recipe for making Hollandaise sauce with a blender. The recipe from the _Theory_and_Practice_of_Good_Cooking_, used copies of which can be readily found via a web search. According to Amazon.doc, new copies are also available. Frank's copy is a first edition dating from 1977, though it's been used too much to be a collector's item. Links: THe James Beard Foundation: James Beard Wikipedia article:> Hollandaise Wikipedia article: Craig Claiborne Wikipedia article:

July 24, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1820: Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS, Interview 1 of 2
From the LAMP Stack break-fix competition, to the breakfast buffet they funded on Sunday, the Rackspace crew presented their organization as the managed hosting company that puts the customer first, by making sure no customer has to wait in a long queue before taking to a human, and to staying on the line as long as it takes to make sure all problems are solved and all questions are answered. This kind of commitment to service naturally requires are larger number of people working tech support, and by the end of the weekend I think it was clear to everyone Rackspace was in Kansas to recruit. I was impressed when one of the Rackspace representatives told me, "We can teach people tech. We can't teach people to want to help other people". Rackspace dedicates a significant part of employee time to training and improving the skills of their help desk staff. If there is a drawback it's that when one shift is training, the other two are expected to pull extra hours to cover the third shift.

July 23, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1819: LibreOffice Tips: Horizontal Lists and Headless Operation
LibreOffice Tips: Horizontal Lists One of these things is how to create horizontal lists in LibreOffice. This is something that I wanted to do, I think it was maybe a year ago that I was really trying to find out how to do this. What I mean by that is I wanted to be able to do in LibreOffice the equivalent of an in-line list in HTML and CSS. There's a way in CSS to tell the browser to display a series of list items in-line rather than vertically—and this is used all the time for footers and headers and things of that sort—and I wanted to be able to do that in LibreOffice because it would ease the process of creating the exams that I make in my classes, where I have a numbered list for all of the questions, and the answers for each question are also done in a numbered list but at the 2nd level—usually done with a, b, c and d, whereas the numbers of the questions are 1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth. What I wanted to be able to do was have the ordered list a, b, c, d spread out horizontally across the page without having to do it manually. So in other words I wanted to be able to type a word for an answer and then press enter, and instead of having it go into a new line, have it simply move over to the right a little bit with a new letter in place for the next item in the ordered list. I hope it's clear what I'm after here. Anyway I never did find a way to do this. I searched online and there were a couple of other people who were interested in doing the same thing but they were all told this is impossible. Well, sort of. I found a workaround for this and it's not all that elegant but in a pinch it could work, and I don't think I would want to do it for an entire test but I thought it was kind of a cool way to do it. So what you do his make up the ordered list just like usual. I have here on my computer right now opened a document with a single question, question no. 1. And then it has at the 2nd level of ordered list a series of 4 options: red, purple, green, and blue. And each one of these is in a font color of the same name, so that the word "Red" is red, the word "Purple" is in purple, "green" is in green. I do this because it makes it easier to see how these things move up and down. There are little buttons down at the bottom of the screen where if you click on the arrow up or the arrow down, it will move the list item up or down. So right now red is in the 1st position, but if I click the down arrow it will go down to the 2nd position and the one that was formally 2nd is now 1st. So purple and red have switched places. I want to have this kind of flexibility going horizontally as well, and the way I found to do this was to use columns. I select the 4 items and then under the Format menu choose Columns and tell it I want 4 columns because I have 4 items, and I click OK and suddenly these things are distributed across the screen horizontally. Now if I click the up arrow, the item moves left and right! The bad thing about using columns is that the columns are of uniform width, so they do not dynamically change according to the number of characters that are in the word the way it would do in HTML with CSS. Headless Operation To convert a Word .docx file to HTML, run the following command (LibreOffice must not be open in a graphical environment when you try to do this): libreoffice --headless --convert-to html foobar.docx To convert the same document to .odt format, run this command. libreoffice --headless --convert-to odt foobar.docx Links Convert Word documents to Clean HTML:

July 22, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1818: Review of HPR's Interview Recorder: Zoom H1
The Hacker Public Radio network owns a Zoom H1 digital voice recorder. If you are going to attend an open source event and think you would like to record interviews for Hacker Public Radio, make inquires to the mailing list and the correspondent with the recorder in their possession (currently FiftyOneFifty) will send it to you. This episode is a review of the devices features and how to use them. Manufacturer page: How to use the H1 as an USB Mic

July 21, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1817: Gathering Parts
The web site that started this all: Big Muff Pi: Parts Distributors: Hammond Box: Joe Knows: Picture of the gathered parts: When I made the reference to "two red lips" regarding resistor colors I didn't quite explain what that meant. It was a way I learned, way back when, to remember which color was which number on a resistor. I hadn't thought about it in years. It used rhyming and references scheme to line the colors up with values. 0- Black - It's a "no" color, a zero 1- Brown - 'brow-one' 2- Red - Two red lips 3- Orange - Orange tree 4- Yellow - Yell for help 5- Green - a five dollar bill is green 5- Blue - Blue and sick 7- Violet - Violet heaven 8- Gray - Great 9- White - White wine

July 20, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1816: Visualising HPR tags
As you know, HPR asks for tags to be added to the episodes we contribute. These are intended to be used to produce some kind of improved topic search at some point in the future. I find it difficult to decide what tags to add to my shows, and I expect many people feel the same way about it. Should I use common tags like Linux or does that not differentiate it enough? How many tags should I add, should the words be plural or singular? We have recently been asked to contribute to the task of adding tags to previous shows, so it's very much a hot topic at the moment. In thinking about this I wondered if there was a way in which existing tags could be represented in a visual way to help with the process of choosing and rationalising tags. It was the type of thought that occurs to you in the shower or while out for a walk. In my last job I occasionally used a package called GraphViz to generate graphical representations. I used it to generate a chart showing how the organisation (a university) was divided up into schools, departments, sections and so on in a hierarchical manner. I wondered if it could be used for this task. I decided to use my currently preferred scripting language, Perl, and found there was a module which let me access GraphViz. I started putting together a script. The script was created in an evening and is still rather rough. It performs a very simple query on the database to obtain the show numbers of shows with tags, their titles and their tags. It then uses a CSV parser to parse the tag list and builds a hash table indexed by tags, where the contents per tag are the show numbers that use this tag. Having built this hash table it is used to generate GraphViz data by making each tag and each show number a node and joining them together. Finally the script processes the graph to produce output in SVG format which is available to view. Bear in mind that this is not a finished project - it may never be finished! The script may not be ideal. My understanding of GraphViz may be insufficient, and the rendering of the SVG may not be good (I got various results on different browsers). However, you might find it interesting or even useful. Feedback on the idea is welcome. Links GraphViz Wikipedia entry: Graphviz website: Perl script to visualise tags (HTML version): Output from the tag_visualise script as an SVG file:

July 17, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1815: 57 - LibreOffice Impress - Styles and Objects 2 - Drawing Object Styles
In the previous tutorial we looked at Presentation Styles, and I started with them because they were mostly similar to what we already covered in Writer when we looked at Paragraph styles. But Impress is a graphical product, so we need to wrap our heads around a different set of issues here. and that brings us to Drawing Object Styles. For more go to

July 16, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1814: Custom Context Menus in GNU/Linux GUI File Managers
On Nautilus On Nautilus you have to put your scripts into the Nautilus scripts folder, which on my system is located here: ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts You can either put copies of the scripts in there, or you can do like I did and make symlinks from the Nautilus scripts folder to your /home/bin folder. (I prefer to make symlinks instead of copying the files in there, just in case I make any changes to my scripts. If I have made a symlink instead of copying the file, then I only have to change original script and the symlink will automatically use the updated version.) Once you've done that, you right-click on a file and choose scripts then <yourscriptname> to run your script on the file. Thunar On Thunar you don't have to put your scripts anywhere special. It actually handles custom actions much better than Nautilus, in my opinion. What you do is go to the Edit menu and choose Configure custom actions. Then you get a dialog box with two tabs. The first tab is where you can give your custom action a name and then tell it what command to run, and also tell it whether to apply the custom action only to the selected file, to all files in the directory, or to all selected files. On the other tab you choose the context in which this custom action will appear. You can select categories of files—like images, audio files, or text files, and so forth—or you can specify filetypes by extension, so that your custom action will only appear if you right click on a file that has the extension. Links Thunar custom actions documentation. Auphonic: Automatic audio post production web service for podcasts, broadcasters, radio shows, movies, screencasts and more.

July 15, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1813: Apt Spelunking: surf, lightyears, and fbterm
"Apt spelunking" is a silly term I made up for the act of searching through the Debian package repositories with vague terms, and trying out random applications therein. Today, we will be covering three packages: surf, lightyears, fbterm surf Surf is a lightweight, graphical browser. It uses the webkit rendering engine, and is a GTK-based application (not that you can tell). It is extremely spartan. Part of the suckless project, surf takes the Unix philosophy to it's extreme. Essentially, you only get a single browser window. No tabs, bookmarks, or other interface to speak of. Any navigation is accomplished through links on the page, or some very rudimentary keyboard shortcuts. Ctrl+H goes forward in history, and Ctrl+L goes backwards. If you want to visit a URL, you can either send it as a command-line argument, or use Ctrl+G to bring up a drun-like text input. It is perfect for lightweight system configurations, surf does the bear minimum to qualify as a web browser. If you're looking for zen simplicity, or want an easy way to embed a web app in its own window without a lot of overhead, surf is an excellent option. lightyears 20,000 light years into space bills itself as a "single player real-time strategy game with steampunk sci-fi". In it, you are given a square of alien landscape, dotted with steam vents, and a small settlement at the center. This settlement runs on the steam so abundant on this alien world, and it's your job to keep the steam flowing. The game consists of building steam nodes, which capture steam from the vents, and connecting them back to your settlement. Of course, you can't simply build a straight pipe back to your settlement; the length of the pipe is taken into account, and the longer the pipe, the harder it is to get steam to travel through it. You can get around this by daisy chaining nodes together in a web, and providing multiple routes back to your settlement. Running a steam-powered base on this alien planet isn't without its share of dangers, however! There are aliens, inclement weather, and seismic instability that can all damage your network of steam pipes and nodes. If your steam pressure falls below a certain threshold, you lose. This game has an eerie similarity to network engineering, and I've always enjoyed it a lot. It can get very frustrating, though, and the difficulty levels are steep steps. If you're interested in strategy games, I'd highly recommend giving this one a try. fbterm Another in the lightweight category, fbterm is a terminal emulator that's designed to be run with a framebuffer. A framebuffer is a low-level method for displaying text and/or graphics on a monitor, and is often used to run GUI applications without the overhead of an X server. You can use fbterm to get an antialiased terminal, with freetype font support. That means you can use bitmap and vector fonts, just like most full-featured terminal emulators, without the extra weight of running an X session and window manager. If you like window managers, you could also use fbterm as a replacement for one of your consoles, using a program called "rungetty". Here's the instructions: I don't mind having fbterm as a backup terminal, in case I need to debug an X session or my window manager has locked up. Having an option that is more graphically pleasing than a bare getty TTY can be a lifesaver.

July 14, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1812: Headphones and a $2 Microphone
In this episode I use a $2 microphone to record as I walk from home to my office. The topic is the 5 pairs of headphones I have and their various features, qualities, drawbacks, etc. Headphones Mentioned in Podcast Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone Bose Quiet Comfort 15 Sennheiser HD 550A Aftershokz Sportz M2 Bone-Conduction Headphones Sony MDR-J10 H ear headphones with non-slip design Howard Leight 1030110 sync noise-blocking stereo earmuffs

July 13, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1811: Life and Times of a Geek part 2
Introduction In the last part I told you of my first encounter with a mainframe computer and the Algol60 language while an undergraduate student at Aberystwyth University. Today I want to talk about the next stage as a postgraduate student at the University of Manchester. It seems to have taken me over 6 months to prepare this episode of this series, for which I apologise. I seem to get distracted as I do my background research. Full Notes Since the notes explaining this subject are particularly long, they have been placed here: and an ePub version is also available here: Links University of Manchester: Wikipedia entry: Prior to 2004: Manchester Museum: School of Computer Science:,_University_of_Manchester Behavioural Ecology: Experimental animals: Barbary dove: Common Marmoset: Current Contents: Card systems: Index cards: Edge-notched cards: Control Data Corporation CDC 7600: Seymour Cray: Cray-1 supercomputer: ICT (ICL) 1900 series: ICL GEORGE operating system: Card Punch: UMRCC videos on YouTube: The three-day week: Fortran: Wikipedia article: WikiBooks examples of Fortran: Graph plotter: NAG Library: The Pascal language: Wikipedia article: "The Programming Language Pascal" 1973: Life and Times of a Geek part 1:

July 10, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1810: 17 - LastPass Hacked - What Does It Mean?
On June 15, LastPass disclosed that it had been hacked, and I think by now just about everyone has heard about it. I know I received questions because I have recommended LastPass often, and my advice has been to stay with them. What I want to do now is explain exactly why this was not quite the big deal it was made out to be in some quarters, and that anyone telling you to stop using password vaults is only asking you to lower your own security. For more go to Links

July 09, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1809: My "New" Used Kindle Touch
In this show I talk about why I like to buy stuff used whenever possible, whether it be printers, routers, shirts, books, or my latest acquisition, a used Kindle Touch, which in many ways is much better than my (much newer) Kindle paperwhite. Just for fun, I allow the Kindle Touch itself (using its built-in text-to-speech capabilities) to tell me the ways in which it's better than the Kindle Paperwhite.

July 08, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1808: David Whitman reads 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew' written by Robert W Service
from The Project Gutenberg EBook of Songs of a Sourdough, by Robert Service This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at The orginal work published 1907. Copyright expired in U.S. See the Project Gutenberg website for their copyright notices Bibliographic Record Author Service, Robert W. (Robert William), 1874-1958 Title Songs of a Sourdough Language English LoC Class PR: Language and Literatures: English literature Subject Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska) -- Poetry Category Text EBook-No. 25546 Release Date May 20, 2008 Copyright Status Public domain in the USA. Downloads 55 downloads in the last 30 days. Price $0.00 Title: The Spell of the Yukon Author: Robert Service Posting Date: July 11, 2008 EBook Release Date: January, 1995 Interesting Info at

July 07, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1807: Arch Linux Development Environment: Ep1
Checking the network Partitioning Making the filesystems Mounting the filesystems Installing the base packages Generate the fstab Chroot and Configuration Boot Loading Complete show notes:

July 06, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1806: HPR Community News for June 2015
New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: kurakura, GNULinuxRTM, cheeto4493. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 1781 Mon 2015-06-01 HPR Community News for May 2015 HPR Volunteers 1782 Tue 2015-06-02 ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project kurakura 1783 Wed 2015-06-03 Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never. GNULinuxRTM 1784 Thu 2015-06-04 Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier Jon Kulp 1785 Fri 2015-06-05 54 - LibreOffice Impress - Creating a Presentation Ahuka 1786 Mon 2015-06-08 What is MapReduce? Charles in NJ 1787 Tue 2015-06-09 A Beginner with a Wok Frank Bell 1788 Wed 2015-06-10 Podcrawl Glasgow 2015 Kevie 1789 Thu 2015-06-11 The Ubuntu Quickly Ebook Template and Ebooks in General Jon Kulp 1790 Fri 2015-06-12 Penguicon 2015 Report Ahuka 1791 Mon 2015-06-15 Organizing Photos with Bash Tony Pelaez 1792 Tue 2015-06-16 An Interview with Andrea Frost David Whitman 1793 Wed 2015-06-17 Some thoughts about the Go language Stilvoid 1794 Thu 2015-06-18 12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day Jon Kulp 1795 Fri 2015-06-19 54 - LibreOffice Impress - Templates and Master Pages Ahuka 1796 Mon 2015-06-22 Audacity - Chains, Notches and Labels cheeto4493 1797 Tue 2015-06-23 An Interview with Aaron Wolf of the Snowdrift Co-op Project David Whitman 1798 Wed 2015-06-24 Machine learning and service robots. mirwi 1799 Thu 2015-06-25 Posting From the Command Line on Open Social Networks Jon Kulp 1800 Fri 2015-06-26 YouTube Video Subscriptions Ahuka 1801 Mon 2015-06-29 How to tell your left earbud from your right Ken Fallon 1802 Tue 2015-06-30 An Interview with Emily Hampton a LinuxFest Northwest Volunteer David Whitman 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: Mike Ray <mike@...> Date: 2015-06-02 11:01:26 +0100 Subject: Comment form and edit field accessibility Link: Messages: 6 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-06-03 08:50:04 +0200 Subject: Git repository Link: Messages: 21 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-06-03 08:52:14 +0200 Subject: PHP Developers Link: Messages: 1 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-06-11 08:23:31 +0200 Subject: Fwd: Ohio LinuxFest 2015 Call for Presentations Link: Messages: 1 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-06-22 11:13:58 +0200 Subject: New linux podcast #SYSTEMAU Link: Messages: 3 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2015-06-24 12:41:04 +0200 Subject: Help with shownotes, tags and summaries Link: Messages: 2 From: Dave Morriss <perloid@...> Date: 2015-06-29 15:51:27 +0100 Subject: HPR Community News - next Saturday on 2015-07-04T18:00:00Z Link: Messages: 1 Total messages this month: 35 Comments this month There are 48 comments: hpr1728 (2015-03-18) "Requested Topic: Favourite Browser Extensions" by Fin. Comment 2: Bob Evans on 2015-06-01: "Ad-Block Edge discontinued" hpr1766 (2015-05-11) "Sox of Silence" by Ken Fallon. Comment 2: Urugami on 2015-06-12: "Can it do this...." hpr1771 (2015-05-18) "Audacity: Label Tracks" by Jon Kulp. Comment 3: Urugami on 2015-06-12:"[no title]" hpr1774 (2015-05-21) "Router Hacking" by Jon Kulp. Comment 3: FiftyOneFifty on 2015-06-01: "Single board options" Comment 4: Urugami on 2015-06-12:"[no title]" hpr1780 (2015-05-29) "16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update" by Ahuka. Comment 2: Alison Chaiken on 2015-06-10: "TrueCrypt vs. GPG" Comment 3: Kevin O'Brien on 2015-06-17: "Audited" hpr1782 (2015-06-02) "ChorusText - a Non-visual Text Editor Open Assistive Device Project" by kurakura. Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2015-06-02: "Chorustext!" Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-02: "Awesome in Many Ways" Comment 3: Mike Ray on 2015-06-08: "Smashing the monopoly of commercial gadgetry" hpr1783 (2015-06-03) "Windows To Linux - Better Late Than Never." by GNULinuxRTM. Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-02: "Updates Pain! " Comment 2: 0xf10e on 2015-06-06: "Entertaining episode!" Comment 3: Stilvoid on 2015-06-07: "Seconded" hpr1784 (2015-06-04) "Intro to the Fugue and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier" by Jon Kulp. Comment 1: Kevin O'Brien on 2015-06-04: "Great show!" Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-04: "Open Scores" Comment 3: Robert Douglass on 2015-06-04: "Lady Gaga - fan of Bach and the Well-Tempered Clavier" Comment 4: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-04: "Gaga Bach" Comment 5: Ken Fallon on 2015-06-06: "Now I'm "seeing" this everythere " Comment 6: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-06: "Feature, not a bug" Comment 7: Frank on 2015-06-07:"[no title]" Comment 8: Daniel Worth on 2015-06-08: "Fantastic" Comment 9: Alison Chaiken on 2015-06-28: "Heard "Fugue for Friday"?" Comment 10: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-28: "Dragnet Fugue" hpr1787 (2015-06-09) "A Beginner with a Wok" by Frank Bell. Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-09: "What about broccoli?" Comment 2: Mike Ray on 2015-06-10: "And baby corns" Comment 3: Frank on 2015-06-10:"[no title]" Comment 4: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-10: "Hollandaise??" Comment 5: Dave Morriss on 2015-06-10: "Thinks to stir-fry" Comment 6: Dave Morriss on 2015-06-10: "Things not thinks" Comment 7: Mike Ray on 2015-06-10: "Round-bttomed woks" Comment 8: Dave Morriss on 2015-06-10: "Wok rings" Comment 9: Frank on 2015-06-11:"[no title]" Comment 10: jezra on 2015-06-11: "chicken and woks" Comment 11: Frank on 2015-06-12:"[no title]" Comment 12: FiftyOneFifty on 2015-06-13:"[no title]" Comment 13: Frank on 2015-06-16: "Thanks for the suggestion" hpr1788 (2015-06-10) "Podcrawl Glasgow 2015" by Kevie. Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2015-06-11: "So near and yet so expensive" hpr1791 (2015-06-15) "Organizing Photos with Bash" by Tony Pelaez. Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2015-06-23: "Yay for Bash scripts!" Comment 2: Tony Pelaez on 2015-06-28: "Google CL is broken" hpr1793 (2015-06-17) "Some thoughts about the Go language" by Stilvoid. Comment 1: Frank on 2015-06-18:"[no title]" Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2015-06-19: "Thanks for the show " Comment 3: Stilvoid on 2015-06-22:"[no title]" hpr1794 (2015-06-18) "12-Tone Music and My Random 12 Tone Row of the Day" by Jon Kulp. Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2015-06-19: "Interesting lesson" Comment 2: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-19: "Still Ugly " Comment 3: Mike Ray on 2015-06-20: "Atonal music vs. Unrepresentative visual art" Comment 4: Ken Fallon on 2015-06-24: "RSS feed" Comment 5: Jon Kulp on 2015-06-24: "Enjoy pain?" hpr1800 (2015-06-26) "YouTube Video Subscriptions" by Ahuka. Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2015-06-29: "Links"

July 03, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1805: 56 - LibreOffice Impress - Styles and Objects 1 - Presentation Styles
We have previously looked at Styles for Writer, and for Calc, and now it is time to look at them for Impress. You may recall from both Writer and Calc that we saw it is important to know that Styles live inside of Templates. So any time you change a Style you needed to make sure it was saved inside of a Template, and if you wanted it to be generally available in all documents or spreadsheets you needed to be sure to make the change inside the Default Template. For more go to Links

July 02, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1804: What's in my Bicycle Repair Tool Box
Tools Mentioned Unless otherwise stated, all are made by Park Bicycle Tools: SPA-1: Pin Spanner: Green SPA-6: Adjustable Pin Spanner SW-7: Triple Spoke Wrench XLC bike tools crank tool TO-C02 (Crankarm removal tool): SCW-13, SCW-15: 13mm, 15mm Shop Cone Wrenches DCW-1: Double-Ended Cone Wrench FR-1, 2, 5, 6: Freewheel Remover tools BBT-22: Bottom Bracket Tool CN-10: Professional Cable and Housing Cutter Avenir "Third Hand" Cable Puller: 94-27-403 ( HCW-5: Crank and Bottom Bracket Wrench CT-3: Chain tool HCW-15: Headset Wrench Ferrules for cable housing Cable End Caps TW-1: Torque Wrench SR-1: Sprocket Remover / Chain Whip Vise Grips (small and large) Adjustable wrenches: 6", 8", 10", 12"

July 01, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1803: What's In My Bag?
The blog on which inspired/sourced this episode: The photo of my gear:

June 30, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1802: An Interview with Emily Hampton a LinuxFest Northwest Volunteer
Emily Hampton Google Plus page admin for LFNW Find out more about LinuxFest Northwest at 5 years attending LinuxFest NorthWest 3 Years as a Volunteer

June 29, 2015

Phone Losers
Am I Supposed To Be Doing This
Today's show is sponsored by Tombstone, where I try to trick people into visiting Russia and I indulge Tombstone's foot fetish and we talk to Cocaine Dave and his wife.

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1801: How to tell your left earbud from your right
AMAZING LIFE HACK Tie a knot in your left ear bud lead, and you can feel which is which without looking.

June 26, 2015

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1800: YouTube Video Subscriptions
Although my wife and I have a Cable TV subscription, I have maintained I could give it up easily because so much of what I am interested in is online anyway. For many people that might mean Netflix or Hulu, but for me it means YouTube. This is the golden age of narrow-casting, as opposed to broadcasting, because YouTube gives so many creators the opportunity to find their own audience for things that dont appeal to the masses. For more go to Links:

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