Hacker Public Radio
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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.
||CleanHPR2256: Modular Game Scaling||NOTE: the audio didn't cut together as smoothly as I remember from the first time, probably because I forgot to record at 44.1 KHz In this episode I explain in broad terms how I programmed a game system to adjust its display resolution using three distinct modules operating individually and in concert. The "metagame" (launcher) module accepts an argument describing the size of the window available for display The "gameplay" module is informed of the space available as a 'window' into the game world and uses it for one thing or another The "graphics" module opens a window at the specified size and modifies the graphical assets if needed Once again I recorded in parts using a program called Urecord on my pocket computer (mobile phone). I program using Pygame, post on a GNU Social account, maintain a personal website at NoxBanners.NET, and study programming techniques at Refactoring.com, style at Python.org, and sometimes patterns at Portland Pattern Repository||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2255: The Good Ship HPR||The Good Ship HPR Hacker Public Radio What is it? The podcast called Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is an amazing phenomenon. It has been providing an episode a day every weekday for years, and these episodes originate from the community. I heard someone refer to HPR as “Crowd Sourced” which seemed like a good way of describing things. It is an open access resource which is managed under various Creative Commons licences, usually CC-BY-SA. The content is very broad in scope. Anything “of interest to Hackers” is acceptable, which is interpreted in a wide variety of ways. Access to shows is open to all through the HPR site, where shows back to episode 1 can be browsed, notes read, etc. There are feeds which propagate various updates: to shows, series, comments and email. Current shows are archived to the Internet Archive (archive.org) within a few days of appearing in the main feed, and older shows are gradually being archived this way with the intention of eventually storing everything there. For example, to find show 1999 on archive.org look for https://archive.org/details/hpr1999. The entire HPR collection can be browsed at https://archive.org/details/hackerpublicradio. Some history As you can see, if you examine the details on the website statistics page the predecessor of HPR started more than 11 years ago as “Today With A Techie”, transforming into “Hacker Public Radio” over 9 years ago. Started: 11 years, 4 months, 12 days ago (2005-10-10) Renamed HPR: 9 years, 1 months, 20 days ago (2007-12-31) In the earlier days the frequency of show release was not the predictable 5 per week, every weekday, that it is now. There were gaps, sometimes of several days, and occasionally shows came out on the weekend. Stability was achieved in October 2012 and there have been no gaps since then! There are currently 280 hosts who have contributed shows at some point in the history of HPR, and at the time of writing in February 2017 show number 2230 has been released. The number of episodes and hosts will be greater when the episodes from “Today With A Techie” are incorporated into the archive. The Hacker Public Radio experiment has been very successful over the years, but there is a certain fragility in the way it works. Long notes The longer notes for this episode which are available here, talk about the details of the problem facing HPR and go on to suggest some solutions. Links HPR calendar page - shows the queue and a graph of the levels over past months HPR statistics page - a collection of current and historical statistics about HPR How to become an HPR host - instructions on how to become a host on HPR by contributing a show Resources: Detailed notes for this episode||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHPR2254: Introduction to Model Rocketry||Introduction to Model Rocketry In this episode I introduce the hobby of model rocketry. I specifically highlight some of the advanced elements of the hobby to show how model rocketry goes from being a fun activity for kids to a serious hobby enjoyed by many adults. Outline History of model rocketry. Early amateur experimentation with rocketry. G. Harry Stine develops the model rocket motor. Vern Estes develops a way to mass produce motors. Basic model rocket components and flight. Airframe, nose cone, and fins. The part of the model rocket motor. Recovery mechanism (parachutes and streamers). The launch pad The basic flight profile of a model rocket. Building a typical model rocket kit. Scratch building your own designs. Using commercial components. Using ordinary materials for rockets. Fabricating components: Lathes, laser cutters, CNC machines, etc. Using CAD and simulation software. Craftsmanship and scale modeling. Model rocket competition. Regional, national, and international meets. Events: Altitude, duration, advanced recovery methods, payloads, egglofting. High power rockets. Large rockets. High altitude rockets. Supersonic rockets Composite motors. Regulations Certification Materials Complex rocketry. Motor clustering. Staging. Dual deployment. Electronics Altimeters Flight computers Tracking Cameras Experimental motors. National associations. National Association of Rocketry (NAR). Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA). Safety codes. Liability insurance. Local clubs. Safety. A little about my personal interests in model rocketry. Resources The following is a non-exhaustive list of companies that manufacture and/or sell model rocket kits and suplies. I've primary listed those that I'm most familiar with. There are certainly others. Estes https://www.estesrockets.com/ Quest http://www.questaerospace.com/ Semroc http://www.semroc.com/ Apogee Components https://www.apogeerockets.com/ LOC Precision http://www.locprecision.com/ Public Missles Ltd https://publicmissiles.com/ Madcow Rocketry https://www.madcowrocketry.com/ Giant Leap Rocketry https://giantleaprocketry.com/ Flis Kits Inc http://www.fliskits.com/ Wildman Rocketry https://www.wildmanrocketry.com/ These are some of the major manufactures of high power composite motors. Aerotech Consumer Aerospace||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2253: How to make and use a stencil||To make a stencil you need a motif thick foil/cardboard/metal sheet sharp knife/scalpel To use a stencil: stencil tape paint sponge/spray can a surface to put it on Find a motif or make your own Copy/print motif on thick foil Cut out the black parts carefully Tape stencil to surface Apply paint with sponge Carefully take off stencil Tadaaaaaaa||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2252: HPR New Year show episode 6||HPR new years eve show episode 6 yet more about SBCs spoken languages programming languages open source creative podcast http://monsterjavaguns.com/podcast/ synaptic driver http://search.code4sale.com some enlightenment love Blender love will the ubuntu phone die in 2017? can we trust Google programming on ubuntu touch with lazarus http://www.lazarus-ide.org gpd win https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-win-intel-z8700-win-10-os-game-console-laptop#/ ces http://www.ces.tech||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2251: HPR New Year show episode 5||HPR new years eve show episode 5 coffee and tea screw fifty's ISP home networking SBCs: Vocore2 http://vocore.io Blackswift http://www.black-swift.com Banana pi http://www.banana-pi.org Pine 64 https://www.pine64.org crowd funding fun Linux Fests goggle police stories More crowd funding and SBCs||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2250: HPR New Year show episode 4||HPR new years eve show episode 4 pine 64 laptop https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=3707 x86 vs arm arm devices as a home NAS device retropie (the gateway into SBCs) https://retropie.org.uk how / should we consume our video content Jonathan Nadeau's book https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vision-inspirational#/ New years traditions 3D printing fun Car talk Fireworks and Disney Exploring the US Beer talk BlackArch https://blackarch.org hard drives Old cars||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2249: HPR New Year show episode 3||HPR new years eve show episode 3 Carrie Fisher voting / politics heritages Wikipedia for news pizza gate why we love Linux text editors forum fun coffee is great making money with free software free software in the workplace Single board computers||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2248: HPR New Year show episode 2||HPR new years eve show episode 2 Linux KDE Neon https://neon.kde.org Steamship Virginia V https://www.virginiav.org Arthur foss http://nwseaport.org/historic-fleet/tugboat-arthur-foss/ Tablet computing Ham radio Ham in the oven Booze Fraternities Linux Fests Remembering Matthew Williams Bob Jonkman mentions the Kitchener-Waterloo LinuxFest http://kwlinuxfest.ca fixing audio on a computer with beats audio open linux community http://olcommunity.forumotion.info/ Linux desktops Linux desktops mobile os GORDON LOVES KDE the answer is always arch :) learning languages with duolingo https://www.duolingo.com||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHPR2247: HPR New Year show 1||HPR new years eve show episode 1 FiftyOneFifty’s home network FiftyOneFifty talks guns Reg A talks about his early days of computing Caganer nativity scenes: Wikipedia entry Stephen Fry speaking about the tradition on QI The US Air Force booze food and cpap machines earliest memories discuss our early days of computing knightwise and mobile computing drw’s early days of computing and linux||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A great community based show, each day brings a different host and a different subject!
Lots of great info ☎
The only problem I have with this podcast is I feel that I should have a notepad ready when I listen to it.
This podcast is very informative, but don't expect to become certified in any of the subjects featured. It is volunteer supported radio show, so it doesn't go too in depth. Also, if you think you know about a relevant subject, put together a podcast and submit it to HPR!