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February 05, 2016

Phone Losers
GPS Tracking and Water Hoarding
Jason B. sponsors today's show where we install GPS trackers on cars and we yell at Californians for wasting all the water.

February 04, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1960: FOSDEM 2016 AW Building and more
Table of Contents FreeBSD Matrix Brainduino Butterknife pyhurdy Coreboot OpenEmbedded PicoTCP PTXdist JavaCard Pro Knitting Fenster FreeBSD Foundation Listen to the interview with Ed Maste Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : f Matrix Matrix is an open standard for decentralised persistent communication over IP. It provides simple HTTP APIs and open source reference implementations for securely distributing and persisting JSON over an open federation of servers. Matrix can be used for decentralised group chat, WebRTC signaling, Internet of Things data transfer, and anywhere you need a common data fabric to link together fragmented silos of communication. Our focus is on simplicity and security. Listen to the interview with Oddvar Lovaas Links Project Website: Twitter: @matrixdotorg email: GitHub: Wikipedia: Linkedin: RSS: Brainduino Open Source Brain Computer Interface In the recent years, affordable Brain-Computer Interfaces are becoming more accessible for consumers. Applications range from controlling computers / machines, biofeedback and Quantified Self. At first sight, the current generation of commercial devices seem to be decent in their functionality, and various use cases are suggested. However, neurophysiological signal quality, as well as limitations of software and hardware hackability are among the greatest issues and hurdles towards advancement in user experience. This is why we started to work on Brain-Duino, an open-source brainwave amplifier shield for the Arduino and other microcontrollers. Brain-Duino is a high quality, low noise and affordable EEG / BCI for hackers, makers, researchers, artists and other enthusiasts. Listen to the interview with Konrad Willi Döring Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : info & buy: album: github: Butterknife Butterknife is the last missing piece of the puzzle that makes Linux-based desktop OS deployment a breeze. Butterknife complements your Puppet or Salt infrastructure and reduces the time you spend setting up Linux-based desktop machines. Lauri developed Butterknife as part of his MSc thesis at KTH while preparing for deployment of 4000+ dual-boot desktops and laptops of Tallinn Education Board. Butterknife is released under MIT license, feel free to share and improve. Listen to the interview with Lauri Võsandi Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: @laurivosandi GitHub: email: pyhurdy meta-hurdy yocto project open embedded Listen to the interview with Beth 'pidge' Flanagan Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Coreboot and Flashrom coreboot is an extended firmware platform for delivering lightning fast and ultra secure boot experience on modern computers and embedded systems. As an Open Source project it provides auditability and helps regaining control over technology. flashrom is a utility for identifying, reading, writing, verifying and erasing flash chips. It is designed to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware/optionROM images on mainboards, network/graphics/storage controller cards, and various other programmer devices. Listen to the interview with Carl-Daniel Hailfinger Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Carl-Daniel Hailfinger: hpr1702 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5 OpenEmbedded Welcome to OpenEmbedded, the build framework for embedded Linux. OpenEmbedded offers a best-in-class cross-compile environment. It allows developers to create a complete Linux Distribution for embedded systems. Listen to the interview with Florian Boor Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Paul Eggleton and Apelete Seketeli hpr1453 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 4 Ulf Samuelsson hpr1701 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 4 of 5 PicoTCP picoTCP is the answer for a size, speed and feature conscious open source TCP/IP stack for embedded devices. Each component of the stack is deployed in a separate module, allowing the user to select at compile time what needs to be included for any specific platform. This allows you to free up memory and resources, which are often mission-critical for a project. The provided API's are small, well documented and give you access to the library facilities, both from the applications and from the device drivers. The library facilitates the integration with the surroundings and minimizes the time needed to combine the stack with existing code. The support required to port to a new architecture is reduced to a set of macros defined in a header file specific for the platform. Listen to the interview with Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Maarten Vandersteegen hpr1702 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5 PTXdist and Barebox What is the best way to build a Linux distribution for an embedded system in a reproducible way, caring about long term maintenance and small footprint? PTXdist is a GPL licensed build system for userlands, started by Pengutronix. It uses the Kconfig configuration system from the Linux kernel. Although PTXdist (without patches) still fits on one disc, a whole root filesystem can be built as easy as "ptxdist go". barebox is a bootloader designed for embedded systems. It runs on a variety of architectures including x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC and others. barebox aims to be a versatile and flexible bootloader, not only for booting embedded Linux systems, but also for initial hardware bringup and development. barebox is highly configurable to be suitable as a full-featured development binary as well as for lean production systems. Just like busybox is the Swiss Army Knife for embedded Linux, barebox is the Swiss Army Knife for bare metal, hence the name. Listen to the interview with Alexander Aring Links Project Website: Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : JavaCard Pro Java Card OpenPlatform (JCOP) is a smart card operating system for the Java Card platform developed by IBM Zürich Research Laboratory. On 31 January 2006 the development and support responsibilities transferred to the IBM Smart Card Technology team in Böblingen, Germany. Since July 2007 support and development activities for the JCOP operating system on NXP / Philips silicon are serviced by NXP Semiconductors. Listen to the interview with Martin Paljak Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: @martinpaljak Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: GitHub: Skype: martinpaljak : Knitting Listen to the interview with Siobhån Cottell Links Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Music By Fenster Track name : Free Software Song Performer : Fenster Recorded date : 2002 Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved. Performers: Paul Robinson (vocals), Roman Kravec (guitar), Ed D'Angelo (bass), Dave Newman (drums), Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), Tony Moore (trumpet). Free software info at speeches at

February 03, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1959: FOSDEM 2016 K building level 2
Table of Contents Mozilla Apache_Software_Foundation Jenkins XWiki DokuWiki tikiwiki MediaWiki Linux_from_scratch Perl Barghest Coala Google_Summer_of_Code Ultimaker Mozilla At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future. Mozilla is a free-software community, created in 1998 by members of Netscape. The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards, with only minor exceptions. The community is supported institutionally by the Mozilla Foundation and its tax-paying subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla produces many products such as the Firefox web browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, Firefox Mobile web browser, Firefox OS mobile operating system, Bugzilla bug tracking system and other projects. Listen to the interview with Francisco Picolini, Community Events Manager Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: @mozilla Twitter: @francjp email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : Revenue: Brian King hpr1452 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 3 Apache Software Foundation The mission of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is to provide software for the public good. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals who choose to join the ASF. Listen to the interview with Lars Eilebrecht Links Project Website: History of the ASF: Apache Projects Directory: ASF Mailing Lists: Twitter: @TheASF email: Wikipedia: Linkedin: Jenkins In a nutshell, Jenkins is the leading open source automation server. Built with Java, it provides hundreds of plugins to support building, testing, deploying and automation for virtually any project. Jenkins is an award-winning, cross-platform, continuous integration and continuous delivery application that increases your productivity. Use Jenkins to build and test your software projects continuously making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build. It also allows you to continuously deliver your software by providing powerful ways to define your build pipelines and integrating with a large number of testing and deployment technologies. Listen to the interview with Kohsuke Kawaguchi Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Kohsuke Kawaguchi hpr1453 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 4 XWiki XWiki Enterprise is a professional wiki with enterprise features such as Blog, strong rights management, LDAP authentication, PDF export, full skining and more. It also includes an advanced Form and scripting engine making it a development environment for data-based applications. It has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture. See the full feature list for more: Listen to the interview with Anca Luca Links Project Website: Twitter: @lucaa, @xwiki email: Wikipedia: Linkedin: DokuWiki DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database. It is loved by users for its clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. Built in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especially useful in the enterprise context and the large number of plugins contributed by its vibrant community allow for a broad range of use cases beyond a traditional wiki. Listen to the interview with Michael Hamann Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: @dokuwiki email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: GitHub: tikiwiki Listen to the interview with Jean-Marc Libs Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: mailto:// Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : MediaWiki The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property. Listen to the interview with Matt Flaschen Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Quim Gil hpr1699 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 3 of 5 Linux from scratch Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a type of a Linux installation and the name of a book written by Gerard Beekmans, among others. The book gives readers instructions on how to build a Linux system from source. The book is available freely from the Linux From Scratch site and is currently in version 7.8. Linux From Scratch is a way to install a working Linux system by building all components of it manually. This is, naturally, a longer process than installing a pre-compiled Linux distribution. According to the Linux From Scratch site, the advantages to this method are a compact, flexible and secure system and a greater understanding of the internal workings of the Linux-based operating systems. Listen to the interview with Jean-Philippe Mengual Links Project Website:, Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: Wikipedia: : : Perl Powerful, stable, mature, portable Perl 5 is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 27 years of development. Perl 5 runs on over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes and is suitable for both rapid prototyping and large scale development projects. "Perl" is a family of languages, "Perl 6" is part of the family, but it is a separate language which has its own development team. Its existence has no significant impact on the continuing development of "Perl 5". Listen to the interview with Wendy G.A. van Dijk, Mark Keating, and Curtis "Ovid" Poe Links Project Website: Personal Website: Personal Website: Personal Website: Personal Website: Personal Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: email: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Wendy G.A. van Dijk hpr1454 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 5 Barghest Listen to the interview with Jean-Baptiste Laurent and Kevin Gruber Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : Coala A Language Independent Code Analysis Application. coala is an application that makes it very easy, writing analysis for any programming language or even arbitrary textual data. It is a useful abstraction that provides a convenient user interface and takes away a lot of common tasks from the algorithm developer, effectively making bare research available for production use. Listen to the interview with Lasse Schuirmann Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : : coala Documentation: coala Core Repository: Google Summer of Code The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an international annual program, first held from May to August 2005, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5,500, as of 2015) to all students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The program is open to students aged 18 or over – the closely related Google Code-In is intended for students under the age of 18. Listen to the interview with Mary Radomile Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: GSOC: : : Ultimaker We wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the experience of making. Whether it was a cat dressed as an astronaut or a mechanical masterpiece. We set it as our goal to enable you to make those things. So we built a pioneering device that everyone could use and enjoy. We made it open source so everyone really could pitch in. And we started to grow. Listen to the interview with Olliver Schinagl Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: Fediverse: email: Facebook: Google+: Wikipedia: Linkedin: : : :

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Feb 03, 2016

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 644
robocalls, tablets, redis, preparation

February 02, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1958: FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A
Fedora The Fedora Project is a partnership of free software community members from around the globe. The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution called "Fedora." The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community. Jiří Eischmann Links Project Website: Personal Website: email: Jiří Eischmann and Jaroslav Řezník hpr1452 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 3 Matthew Miller hpr1697 :: FOSDEM 2015 Friday Night and Saturday Morning 1 of 5 OpenSuse openSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies. It is widely used throughout the world, particularly in Germany. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing a user-friendly desktop, and feature-rich server environment. Sarah Julia Kriesch Links Project Website: Twitter: @opensuse email: Facebook: Google+: YouTube: Richard Brown hpr1447 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 1/5 illumos This is the home of the illumos project, the open source fork of Sun's OpenSolaris. Launched in 2010, the project enjoys financial and technical support from several key companies which rely on the illumos kernel as the technological foundation for their own products, as well as the backing of a growing developer community. Dan McDonald Links Project Website: Personal Website: Twitter: @kebesays email: ownCloud Access, Sync and Share your data, under your control! ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily, all under your control. ownCloud's open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage. Jos Poortvliet, Community Manager/ Chief Geek Herder at ownCloud Links Project Website: email: Jan-Christoph Borchardt hpr1698 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 2 of 5 Enlightenment The original reason Enlightenment exists - The Window Manager. From here everything else spawned. This is really the flagship product, closely followed by EFL itself. The window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop), but is not a whole application suite. This covers launching applications, managing their windows and doing other system tasks like suspending, reboots, managing files etc. We are moving towards Wayland as the base display system where Enlightenment is being worked on to become a full Wayland compositor on its own. This of course takes time and has its rough edges along the way, but we are not standing still, and one day will leave X11 behind. Of course Enlightenment is built on top of EFL, using the libraries we wrote for it to do its UI as well as to run the entire compositor itself. This means that any improvements to EFL turn up in the compositor as well. Enlightenment also is the Window Manager and Compositor for Tizen due in part to its efficiency and feature-set. Philippe Caseiro Links Project Website: Twitter: @Enlightenment email: Facebook: Google+: Youtube: Wikipedia: Tizen Pawel Wieczorek Links email: Kolab The Kolab Groupware Solution offers Personal Information Management for deployments of any size. It runs on a Rasberry Pi and in clouds spread over multiple data centres. Kolab provides a secure, scalable and reliable collaboration server. Since it is Free Software, it is not only used by large companies and organisation, but also by many individuals who care about being in control of their personal information. Kolab is a free and open source groupware suite. It consists of the Kolab server and a wide variety of Kolab clients, including KDE PIM-Suite Kontact, Horde Webfrontend, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla Lightning with SyncKolab extension and Microsoft Outlook with proprietary Kolab-Connector PlugIns. Aaron Seigo Links Project Website:, email: Wikipedia: Robin Edgar hpr1699 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 3 of 5 KDE The KDE® Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation. Jonathan Riddell Links Project Website: email: Jonathan Riddell hpr1452 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 3 Jonathan Riddell hpr1698 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 2 of 5 LibreOffice LibreOffice is the most widely used free open source office software. It is a community-driven project of The Document Foundation. LibreOffice is developed by professionals and by users, just like you, who believe in the principles of free software and in sharing their work with the world in a non-restrictive way. At the core of these principles is the promise of better-quality, highly-reliable and secure software that gives you greater flexibility at zero cost and no end-user lock-in. LibreOffice works natively with the Open Document Format, but also brings you support for by far the most file types for office-documents. It comes with support for over 80 languages and with a whole amount of other unique features to work with your texts, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and data. Italo Vignoli, Director Marketing & Communications Links Project Website:, email: Cor Nouws hpr1454 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 5

February 01, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1957: FOSDEM 2016 K1B and K1C
CAcert is a community driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free. CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically with the X.509 family of standards. We have compiled a document base (Wiki) that has helpful hints and tips on setting up encryption with common software, and general information about Public Key Infrastructures (PKI). CAcert Inc. is a non-profit association, incorporated in New South Wales, Australia. Reinhard Mutz Organisation Assurer Links Project Website: Personal Website: email: Michael Tänzer hpr1447 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 1/5 DRLM DRLM (Disaster Recovery Linux Manager). DRLM is a Centralized Management Open Source solution for small-to-large Disaster Recovery implementations using ReaR. Is an easy-to-use software to manage your growing ReaR infrastructure. Is written in the bash language (like ReaR) and offers all needed tools to efficiently manage your GNU/Linux disaster recovery backups, reducing Disaster Recovery management costs. ReaR is great solution, but when we’re dealing with hundreds of systems, could be complex to manage well all ReaR deployments. With DRLM you can, easily and centrally, deploy and manage ReaR installations for all your GNU/Linux systems in your DataCenter(s). DRLM is able to manage all required services (TFTP, DHCP-PXE, NFS, …) with no need of manual services configuration. Only with few easy commands, the users will be able to create, modify and delete ReaR clients and networks, providing an easy way to boot and recover your GNU/Linux systems through network with ReaR. Furthermore DRLM acts as a central scheduling system for all ReaR installations. Is able to start rear backups remotely and store the rescue-boot/backup in DR images easily managed by DRLM. You can easily enable or disable the last or any previous backups to restore any client with a single command line. Currently DRLM supports PXE and NETFS(nfs) OUTPUT/BACKUP methods of ReaR, but the Development of DRLM non stops here, we are working on new 2.0 version with new features to improve performance, usability and more ReaR methods, in order to become, together with ReaR, the reference when talking about Disaster Recovery of GNU/Linux systems. Ruben Carbonell Perez Links Project Website: Twitter: @drlm_org email: Google+: Gluster GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem. Using common off-the-shelf hardware, you can create large, distributed storage solutions for media streaming, data analysis, and other data- and bandwidth-intensive tasks. GlusterFS is free and open source software. Niels de Vos, and Humble Devassy Chirammal Links Project Website: Twitter: @gluster email: (Niels de Vos) email: (Humble Devassy Chirammal) Facebook: Google+: Freenode: irc:// oVirt oVirt manages virtual machines, storage and virtualized networks. oVirt is a virtualization platform with an easy-to-use web interface. oVirt is powered by the Open Source you know - KVM on Linux. Yaniv Kaul Links Project Website: Personal Website for ${i}: email: Daniel Lobato and Doran Fedu hpr1452 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 3 OpenVZ OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. OpenVZ is free open source software, available under GNU GPL. OpenVZ is the basis of Virtuozzo, a virtualization solution offered by Virtuozzo company. Virtuozzo is optimized for hosters and offers hypervisor (VMs in addition to containers), distributed cloud storage, dedicated support, management tools, and easy installation. Pavel Emelyanov Links Project Website: email: FSFE Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software. These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy. Twitter: Matthias Kirschner Links Project Website: email: Mathias Kirschner hpr1713 :: Fosdem 2015: Surveillance vs. Free Software ReactOS ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built on Windows NT architecture). Written completely from scratch, ReactOS is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the UNIX architecture. The main goal of the ReactOS® project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your Windows® applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows® would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS® is to allow you to use it as alternative to Windows® without the need to change software you are used to. Hermes Belusca-Maito Links Project Website: Twitter: @reactos email:, facebook: Aleksey Bragin hpr1702 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5 BAREOS - Backup Archiving Recovery Open Sourced Bareos is a 100% open source fork of the backup project from The fork is in development since late 2010, it has a lot of new features. The source has been published on github, licensed AGPLv3. Daniel Neuberger Links Project Website: email: Jörg Steffens hpr1454 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 5 Debian The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. At the core of an operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the computer and does all the basic housekeeping and lets you start other programs. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software. Sebastiaan Couwenberg Links Project Website: email: Joost van Baal-Ilić hpr1447 :: HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 1/5 David Bremner hpr1698 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 2 of 5 PostgreSQL PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation. Christoph Berg Links Project Website: email: OpenMandriva We are a 100% community-driven association that believes in the values of free software & collaboration. We fight to protect these values and promote solutions anyone can use, change and distribute. OpenMandriva believes in creating, improving, promoting and distributing free software in general, and its projects in particular. We also crave for promoting free exchange of knowledge and equality of opportunity in software access and development, as well as in education, science and research. Our products are developed with passion by the community and aim to be flexible in use by all. OpenMandriva represents the paradigm: from community to community, with passion, fun and dedication. Colin Close President OpenMandriva Links Project Website: email: Bernhard Rosenkränzer hpr1698 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 2 of 5 Mageia Mageia is a GNU/Linux-based, Free Software operating system. It is a community project, supported by a nonprofit organisation of elected contributors. Our mission: to build great tools for people. eatdirt Links Project Website: email: Anne Nicolas hpr1698 :: FOSDEM 2015 Part 2 of 5 Gentoo Gentoo is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme configurability, performance and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience. Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo can become an ideal secure server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else—whatever you need it to be. Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo a metadistribution. Of course, Gentoo is more than just the software it provides. It is a community built around a distribution which is driven by more than 300 developers and thousands of users. The distribution project provides the means for the users to enjoy Gentoo: documentation, infrastructure, release engineering, software porting, quality assurance, security followup, hardening and more. To advise on and help with Gentoo's global development, a 7-member council is elected on a yearly basis which decides on global issues, policies and advancements in the Gentoo project. Kristian Fiskerstrand Links Project Website: email:

January 31, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1956: HPR Community News for January 2016
New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 1935 Fri 2016-01-01 Quick Bashpodder Fix Charles in NJ 1936 Mon 2016-01-04 HPR Community News for December 2015 HPR Volunteers 1937 Tue 2016-01-05 Klaatu talks to Cloudera about Hadoop and Big Data klaatu 1938 Wed 2016-01-06 How I prepare HPR shows Dave Morriss 1939 Thu 2016-01-07 Collating Pages with pdftk Jon Kulp 1940 Fri 2016-01-08 WASHLUG Talk on LastPass Ahuka 1941 Mon 2016-01-11 What's in my case Dave Morriss 1942 Tue 2016-01-12 Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader klaatu 1943 Wed 2016-01-13 HPR AudioBook Club 11.5 - Interview with David Collins-Rivera HPR_AudioBookClub 1944 Thu 2016-01-14 sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem FiftyOneFifty 1945 Fri 2016-01-15 The Quassel IRC System FiftyOneFifty 1946 Mon 2016-01-18 Wok Cookery Dave Morriss 1947 Tue 2016-01-19 ocenaudio lostnbronx 1948 Wed 2016-01-20 Check Your Spelling in Vim Frank Bell 1949 Thu 2016-01-21 The Kindle/Kobo Open Reader (KOReader) Jon Kulp 1950 Fri 2016-01-22 Kdenlive Part 2: Advanced Editing Technique Geddes 1951 Mon 2016-01-25 Some additional Bash tips Dave Morriss 1952 Tue 2016-01-26 Time now Ladies and Gents Ken Fallon 1953 Wed 2016-01-27 An Interview with David Willson of the Software Freedom School David Whitman 1954 Thu 2016-01-28 Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens Jon Kulp 1955 Fri 2016-01-29 Install Open Street Map on a Garmin 60CX 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: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2016-01-06 12:19:29 +0100 Subject: Call for shows ... soon. Link: Messages: 1 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2016-01-07 15:16:34 +0100 Subject: Request to reserve slots for FOSDEM'16 Interviews Link: Messages: 2 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2016-01-09 20:19:25 +0100 Subject: Upload issue resolved Link: Messages: 3 From: Dave Morriss <perloid@...> Date: 2016-01-09 20:42:36 UTC Subject: Mailing list software turned off my subscription Link: Messages: 1 From: Ken Fallon <ken@...> Date: 2016-01-22 12:40:22 +0100 Subject: FOSDEM Send in your questions Link: Messages: 2 From: Joshua Knapp <jknapp85@...> Date: 2016-01-22 06:58:11 -0800 Subject: Spam filters do not like mail-lists Link: Messages: 3 From: Lord Drachenblut <lord.drachenblut@...> Date: 2016-01-22 17:17:38 UTC Subject: SCALE14X keynote Link: Messages: 2 From: Nigel Verity <nigelverity@...> Date: 2016-01-22 21:48:38 UTC Subject: Re: FOSDEM Send in your questions Link: Messages: 2 Total messages this month: 16 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 54 comments: hpr1933 (2015-12-30) "HPR AudioBookClub 11 Street Candles" by HPR_AudioBookClub. Comment 2: David L. Willson on 2016-01-05: "dangit!" hpr1934 (2015-12-31) "Experiencing the Meegopad T-02 Part two" by A Shadowy Figure. Comment 2: Frank on 2015-12-31:"[no title]" Comment 3: Jon Kulp on 2016-01-01: "$2 mic" Comment 4: Dennis on 2016-01-03: "Love the subtle humor..." Comment 5: Elizabeth Chandler on 2016-01-03:"[no title]" Comment 6: Jane V. Blanchard on 2016-01-03:"[no title]" Comment 7: A Shadowy Figure on 2016-01-04: "Suitable for framing " Comment 8: Frank on 2016-01-08:"[no title]" hpr1936 (2016-01-04) "HPR Community News for December 2015" by HPR Volunteers. Comment 1: Frank on 2016-01-06:"[no title]" Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2016-01-07: "Farts" Comment 3: Frank on 2016-01-07:"[no title]" Comment 4: Ken Fallon on 2016-01-07: "Please do so" Comment 5: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-10: "Le Pétomane" hpr1939 (2016-01-07) "Collating Pages with pdftk" by Jon Kulp. Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2016-01-10: "Thanks" Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-10: "Very nice" Comment 3: el Mussol on 2016-01-11: "where is Dave" Comment 4: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-14: "Donkeys" hpr1941 (2016-01-11) "What's in my case" by Dave Morriss. Comment 1: Magnus919 on 2016-01-11: "Chronicles of a Cheap Geezer" Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-11: "Thanks" Comment 3: Frank on 2016-01-11:"[no title]" Comment 4: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-12: "What's a duplex check?" Comment 5: Frank on 2016-01-12:"[no title]" Comment 6: Mike Ray on 2016-01-13: "Nostalgia aint what it used to be" Comment 7: Jonas on 2016-01-14: "Great Episode" Comment 8: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-14: "Check vs Cheque" Comment 9: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-14: "Re: Nostalgia" Comment 10: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-14: "Thanks Jonas" Comment 11: Mike Ray on 2016-01-14: "Leftpondian spelling" Comment 12: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-14: "Re: Leftpondian spelling" Comment 13: Mike Ray on 2016-01-14: "Rationalising languages" Comment 14: Jon Kulp on 2016-01-14: "Gotta try one now" Comment 15: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-15: "Language rationalisation" Comment 16: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-15: "Hope you enjoy your fountain pen" Comment 17: Jon Kulp on 2016-01-15: "Umm...probably not" hpr1942 (2016-01-12) "Kobo Touch N-905 E-Reader" by klaatu. Comment 1: Jon Kulp on 2016-01-13: "KOReader uses normal directories" Comment 2: Klaatu on 2016-01-20: "KOReader" hpr1944 (2016-01-14) "sshfs - Secure SHell FileSystem" by FiftyOneFifty. Comment 1: Mike Ray on 2016-01-14: "Using sshfs to mount Pi rootfs on faster machine for cross-compiles" Comment 2: Frank on 2016-01-15:"[no title]" Comment 3: 0xf10e on 2016-01-16:"[no title]" Comment 4: Ken Fallon on 2016-01-18: "no multiple users" Comment 5: Kevin O'Brien on 2016-01-21: "Great show" hpr1946 (2016-01-18) "Wok Cookery" by Dave Morriss. Comment 1: Frank on 2016-01-18:"[no title]" Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-18: "String or no string" Comment 3: Frank on 2016-01-18:"[no title]" Comment 4: Mark Waters on 2016-01-19: "Thanks" Comment 5: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-20: "Thanks Mark" Comment 6: Frank on 2016-01-20:"[no title]" Comment 7: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-21: "Banana pepper" hpr1948 (2016-01-20) "Check Your Spelling in Vim" by Frank Bell. Comment 1: b-yeezi on 2016-01-22: "Thanks a lot" Comment 2: Frank on 2016-01-23:"[no title]" hpr1951 (2016-01-25) "Some additional Bash tips" by Dave Morriss. Comment 1: Frank on 2016-01-26:"[no title]" Comment 2: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-27: "Thanks Frank" hpr1952 (2016-01-26) "Time now Ladies and Gents" by Ken Fallon. Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-28: "Great show idea" hpr1954 (2016-01-28) "Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens" by Jon Kulp. Comment 1: Dave Morriss on 2016-01-28: "Most interesting and entertaining"

Phone Losers
PLA Radio 10 Year Celebration
Bryan W. sponsors this 10 year anniversary show about PLA Radio. Even though PLA Radio only did shows for 6 years, today marks the 10 year anniversary of me (RBCP) doing podcasts. This show goes over each episode of PLA Radio and plays clips from most of them.

January 28, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1955: Install Open Street Map on a Garmin 60CX
First go to this site: Then select your map type Select and download the predefined area or tiles you want. You can download it directly or have the web page build it for you by entering your email address and pushing the button BUILD MY MAP. a) If you choose the email option then you get an email that the map is being built and another (later on) that the map is ready. Unzip the file Rename the downloaded map to gmapsupp.img Save your old map (that's on your device) entitled to a different name and then backup Put the map you unzipped and renamed in it's place and make sure it is renamed to 'gmapsupp.img' (omit the single quotes I have used in these show notes) Use your device and thank OSM Reasons why I like OSM for use on my Garmin 60CX and Garmin E-trex Vista OSM maps have more data for my area than the Garmin supplied map World Wide maps are available. See where Peter64, Ken Fallon or even 5150 lives. It's cheaper than buying a commercial map Trails, points and other improvements I put on OSM can be on my map I like the OSM concept and community. These older GPS's can be purchased for bargain prices. Apparently the suction cup reciever - Garmin Windsheild devices can also use OSM maps with other free software.

January 27, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1954: Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens
Grandpa Shows Us How to Turn Custom Pens on a Lathe Warning: this show is kind of long, even though I cut out about half of the original raw audio. While my parents were visiting during the holidays, my dad taught me, the wife, and the kids how to turn pens on his mini lathe. We made a few mechanical pencils, a pen and I also made a giant workshop pencil. Click on the image below to look at the gallery of photos on Flickr. [my wife's lovely mechanical pencil] Links Photo Slideshow of our pen making Penn State Industries | Pen Turning | Pen Kits My dad's lathe: JET JML-1014VSI 10 in. x 14 in. 1/2 HP Variable Speed Indexing Mini Lathe Spring Loaded Heavy-Duty Pen Assembly Press My Cousin's online pen store: Robert Kulp Creations 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 - Jan 27, 2016

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 643
crashplan, other good stuff

January 26, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1953: An Interview with David Willson of the Software Freedom School
David Whitman interviews David Willson of Software Freedom School David Willson, founder of Software Freedom School, Denver, Colorado Email Contact: SFS Website: has updates for 6 months in advance Linux Camp targets Linux Foundation Training Oct 21, 2013 HPR 1361 - SFS and Linux Camp SFS Method = Show and tell, then students work in pairs re-teaching the subject to each other. Stuff is at Google Plus Community can be found here: Find SFS at Twitter, Meetup, and Facebook Mail list link and IRC link on Links

Phone Losers
Pave The World
Mark W. E. sponsors today's show where we sell gym customer information to the Chinese government and we campaign for Donald Trump. I had my mic turned up way too loud for the first half of the show. I'm sorry about that. It's Mark W.E.'s fault.

January 25, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1952: Time now Ladies and Gents
In the show "hpr1943 :: HPR AudioBook Club 11.5 - Interview with David Collins-Rivera" pokey asked if there was a way to get the duration for media. The following three options springs to mind immediately. The first option is fix_tags and was written by our own Dave Morriss. $ date --utc --date="@$(echo $(fix_tags *mp3 *ogg 2>/dev/null | awk -F '\(|\)' '/length/ {print $2}' | sed 's/ sec//g' ) | sed 's/ /+/g' | bc )" +"%T" 03:09:49 Next up is mediainfo which provides a lot of information on media files. $ date -ud @$(echo $(mediainfo --full --Output=XML *mp3 *ogg | xmlstarlet sel -T -t -m "Mediainfo/File/track[@type='Audio']/Duration[1]" -v "." -n - | sed 's/.{3}$//') | sed 's/ /+/g' | bc) +"%T" 03:09:49 The last option is to use ffprobe from the ffmpeg team. $ date -ud @$(echo $(for i in *mp3 *ogg; do date -ud 1970-01-01T$(ffprobe -i $i 2>&1 | grep Duration | awk '{print $2}'| sed 's/,//g' ) +%s;done) | sed 's/ /+/g' | bc) +"%T" 03:09:49 For complete shownote please visit

January 24, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1951: Some additional Bash tips
Some additional Bash tips Expansion As we saw in the last episode 1903 there are seven types of expansion applied to the command line in the following order: Brace expansion (we looked at this subject in episode 1884) Tilde expansion (seen in episode 1903) Parameter and variable expansion (this was covered in episode 1648) Command substitution (seen in episode 1903) Arithmetic expansion Word splitting Pathname expansion There is also another, process substitution, which occurs after arithmetic expansion on systems that can implement it. We will look at one more of these expansion types in this episode but since there is a lot to cover, we'll continue in a later episode. I have written out a moderately long set of notes about this subject and these are available here Audio Note This time, in the spirit of experimentation and as a way of learning Audacity I processed my audio thus: Turned the stereo tracks to mono Used a Noise Gate plug-in to reduce background noise (after "training" it on some silence) Performed a Truncate Silence pass to reduce the length of pauses Applied a small amount of amplification Let me know if this had any positive or negative effects on the end product. Links Bash Reference Manual: Arithmetic Expansion: Shell Arithmetic: HPR episode 1202 "LiTS 025: bc" hosted by Dann Washko: HPR episode 1648 "Bash parameter manipulation": HPR episode 1843 "Some Bash tips": HPR episode 1884 "Some more Bash tips": HPR episode 1903 "Some further Bash tips":

January 21, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1950: Kdenlive Part 2: Advanced Editing Technique
Hello again HPR listeners this is Geddes back with Part 2 in the series covering the video editing application KdenLive. Last time in part one we looked at Installing, First launch, Your workspace, Importing footage, Three-point editing, and lastly The basic tools. This time round we’ll be looking at advanced editing technique and Part 2 covers the following topics: A Brief History of the Editing Workflow Editing in the Timeline, Audio Splits and Grouping Clips, Basic Navigation in the Timeline, Notes on Video Formats. Here’s the link to the original article.

Phone Losers
Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki
Default Cecil insisted that I do a show with a bunch of failure in it, so I did. In this show I tear off a few more roofs and I become the focus of a criminal investigation in New Jersey.

January 20, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1949: The Kindle/Kobo Open Reader (KOReader)
In this episode I talk about installing an alternate ebook reader app on your Kindle paperwhite. The one I'm using is called the Kindle/Kobo Open Reader (KOReader), and it has many features that the stock Kindle reader does not have: Epub support Word-breaking hyphenation PDF reflow Take screenshot with diagonal swipe Export highlights to Evernote Fills more screen space User-installed fonts How to get it running: Jailbreak your Kindle, refer to this post. Jailbreaking doesn't give you any new programs. What it does is unlock the potential of the device and allows you to install different launchers and applications. Install alternate launcher, such as KUAL, the Kindle Unified Application Launcher. This is a framework that allows developers to create menu items that will launch applications on a jailbroken Kindle. Install KOreader. Instructions Install Dictionary files for whatever languages you want to have (optional) install Tesseract language data (optional) You can allow KOreader to take over styling of whatever book you're reading. If you don't like the style rules it applies, you can hack the epub CSS file located here: /koreader/data/epub.css Links KOreader Docs

Off the Hook
Off The Hook - Jan 20, 2016

The Linux Link Tech Show
The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 642
crashplan, consulting, automation

January 19, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1948: Check Your Spelling in Vim
Frank Bell describes how to check your spelling in the Vim editor and to create your own wordlist. Frank's ~/.vimrc file: set ruler laststatus=2 number title hlsearch syntax on set textwidth=80 set spell spelllang=en_us set spellfile=$HOME/.Vim/spell/en.utf-8.add Illustrations: Text file in Vim with spellcheck enabled: Vim "choose the right word" list: Links: Excellent introductory tutorial: Vim's own documentation: Linux Voice Vim tutorial (PDF): Linux Voice Vim video:

January 18, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1947: ocenaudio
ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users. ocenaudio supports VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugins, giving its users access to numerous effects. Like the native effects, VST effects can use real-time preview to aide configuration. LOSTNBRONX OCENAUDIO There's not much documentation out there for Ocenaudio. Here are a couple links to articles that might help:

January 17, 2016

Hacker Public Radio
HPR1946: Wok Cookery
Wok Cookery Not for the first time I'm following in the footsteps of Frank Bell. Frank did an HPR episode entitled "A Beginner with a Wok", episode number 1787, on 2015-06-09. On it he spoke about his experiences stir-fry cooking using a wok. Frank got a lot of comments about his episode and there seemed to be an interest in the subject. I have been interested in Chinese, Indonesian and other Far Eastern cookery styles for some time, and do a lot of cooking, so I thought I'd record a show about one of the recipes I use. My son visits around once a week and eats dinner with me. I offered to cook him my version of Chow Mein, which since he is vegetarian, needed to use no meat. This is my description of the recipe I used. I loosely based this version of Chow Mein on Ken Hom's recipe in his book Chinese Cookery, page 226. This is from his 1984 BBC TV series, which I watched. I also learnt many of my preparation techniques from Ken Hom's books and TV shows. I have written out a long set of notes to accompany this episode and these are available here Note Apologies for the sounds of a mouse scroll wheel in the audio. I was trying a new microphone position and didn't realise how sensitive it was to these sounds. Links HPR episode 1787, "A Beginner with a Wok", by Frank Bell: Wikipedia article on Ken Hom: Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery: 1986 edition (ISBN-13: 978-0060960599): 2009 edition (ISBN-13: 978-1846076053): Wikipedia article on the Green bean: Wikipedia page on Mange tout: Wikipedia page on the Snow pea: Wikipedia article on Agaricus bisporus, the Chestnut mushroom: Wikipedia article on the Bean sprout: Wikipedia article on Quorn: Lao Gan Ma website: Wikipedia page for Lao Gan Ma:

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