Hacker Public Radio

Hacker Public Radio

Hacker Public Radio is an podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community (you) and can be on any topic that are of interest to hackers and hobbyists.


July 16, 2024

The tune is in G major.

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Kevie, co-host of TuxJam, continues his series on uses for the Raspberry Pi with a talk about his experience of making a retro gaming console using the Raspberry Pi.

For the initial build I used:

In ...

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July 12, 2024

Passkeys are the latest proposal to improve security online by replacing Usernames and Passwords. They have both advantages and disadvantages, of course. So in this episode we take a look at both sides and answer the question "Is this what you should be doing?"

This is my first ever recording of HPR, I had a lot of encouragement from my dad, Kevie.

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For the occasion of 25 years of Krita and in preparation of Software Freedom Day in September 21st of this year, we wanted to talk with Halla, the lead maintainer of this great project.
We asked around and Arnoud stepped up and offered to visit Halla to ask some questions about the project's history and future.

The talk is also available as a video on the PeerTube instance of the Digital Freedom Foundation.
If you know what Softwa...

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Kevie, co-host of TuxJam, contines his series on uses for the Raspberry Pi with a look at the Badger2040 from Pimoroni.

In this episode Kevie shares some thoughts about the Badger 2040, which was purchased for the primary reason of needing a geeky name badge for attending this year's Oggcamp, which will be Kevie's first time being able to attend the event.

For more information about how to use the Badger 2040, take a look at this g...

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Sleep for 2 hours and 45 minutes:

sleep 2h 45m

Poor man's Pomodoro timer:

sleep 25m ; play bell.wav

Better one with tic toc:

(play tic.wav repeat 5000 trim 0 25:00 && play bell.wav)

Send a desktop notification from the command line:

notify-send "the message you want to show"

Pizza notifier:

sleep 15m ; notify...

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July 4, 2024

I cannot give any feedback on the feedback without first describing our history, values and way of working.

This has been available in the About HPR section from the website.

It also includes what you are agreeing to when you upload to HPR.

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We recorded this on Sunday May 26th 2024. We were pleased to discover that our favourite pub where we've had lunch in the past, The Steading, had not closed permanently following the sale of the premises. That...

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    HPR Matchbox show Episode 5

    Good day to all in HPR land, this is Tony Hughes coming to you again from Blackpool in the UK. To recap this is the 5th in a series of shows about my hobby of restoring Matchbox and other Die cast models. In the last show I went through the process I use to remove the paint and prepare the casting for repainting and reassembly. In this episode we will look at the painting of the castings and 'Spoiler...

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