Hacker Public Radio HPR1621: OggCamp Interview with James Tait In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews James Tait of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
James talks about his work on the now defunct Ubuntu One project, and his current work with Ubuntu Phone. James is a super-nice guy, knowledgeable and very gracious. He was a pleasure to interview.PICTURED: James Tait (right) with Mark Shuttleworth (left).
The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.
Hacker Public Radio HPR1620: Passwords, Entropy, and Good Password Practices
Right now for most of us the key to any security in our online life is the degree of entropy in our passwords. So what is entropy, and how does it affect our passwords?
Entropy is in general the degree of randomness or disorder in any given system. Sometimes it is very easy to assess, such as a password of 1234, which all too many people use. Because it is a simple sequence, there is no real randomness at all, and would be quickly guessed. And as we saw in the last tutorial, such passwords are quickly discovered in a dictionary attack. There are things you can do to make it less likely that your password will be cracked and used against you. - For more go to http://www.zwilnik.com/?page_id=530
October 15, 2014
Hacker Public Radio HPR1619: Bare Metal Programming on the Raspberry Pi (Part 1)
This show is about programming on a Raspberry Pi with on operating
system or libraries. In this programming environment, the only software
that the CPU executes is the software that you write. This episode
introduces how to configure the build environment and get a basic
application up and running. From here one can leverage these techniques
to build more sophisticated applications and deepen ones knowledge of
Here is some of the source material that I used while working on this
little learning experience.
dwelch67's bare metal repository
The best guide I know on this topic. Very thorough and what I used
as my starting point.
Git repo: git://gitorious.org/catrpi/catrpi.git
My own repository of code that I wrote during this little project.
Adafruit USB to TTL cable
Script to build the ARM toolchain
Contains the ARM assembly language as well as chip architecture overview.
You'll need the ARM 11 Architecture Reference Manual
Contains info about the specific SOC that the Raspberry PI uses
Shows how the Raspberry Pi is wired up
Describes functionality and programming model for the various Raspberry Pi
Hacker Public Radio HPR1618: OggCamp Attendees
This show includes two interviews with OggCamp attendees this year.
The first interview is with TDTRS co-host Peter Cannon, who is convinced that his podcast is the best Linux podcast there is and he is sure going to tell you why.
In the second interview I talked to Alistair (whose name I hopefully spell correctly), who told me that he would like to be a HPR host himself. So this ist his first appearance on HPR and hopefully not the last.
October 13, 2014
Hacker Public Radio HPR1617: Spaceteam If this show only confuses you, search the Internet for the Android app Spaceteam, have some friends install it and start playing. To maximize the fun you preferably play in a public place.
October 12, 2014
Hacker Public Radio HPR1616: Howto Use Webfonts Klaatu reveals the secret of webfonts WITHOUT using Google. How can this be? Listen and find out.
October 09, 2014
Hacker Public Radio HPR1615: 39 - LibreOffice Calc - Inferential Statistics Functions Inferential statistics is what you do to say that something is likely, or that it is not due to chance, or things of the sort. It goes beyond simply describing what is in the numbers and lets you say something about what the numbers in a sample might mean for the population that generated the sample. There are several type of Inferential Statistics that I want to address in this tutorial, beginning with the idea of a confidence interval. - For more go to http://www.ahuka.com/?page_id=861
Phone Losers Snow Plow Show – October 9th, 2014 – Gibbs Slap
This show is sponsored by D. Glad. It's his fault that I scared the crap out of that poor lady. Shame on you, D. Glad. In this episode we call some Comcast customers who complain on Facebook.
October 08, 2014
Hacker Public Radio HPR1614: An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com
In this episode: An open-minded curriculum for K-12 computer education, Karen Sandler on open source's "identity crisis," ChickTech's outreach efforts.
Hacker Public Radio HPR1612: Don't Forget the Referbs
NYbill talks about getting a refurbished Lenovo X61 and making it more functional with a tool or two. There is also some talk of PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers). A more in depth explanation of PLC's could be an episode in itself and might be some day. Stay tuned...
Pics for the episode:
Lenovo after market BIOS. Allows Ctrl-Fn swap in older systems. (Use at your own risk!):
October 05, 2014
Hacker Public Radio HPR1611: HPR Community News for September 2014 New hosts
Welcome to our new hosts:
Last Month's Shows
HPR Community News for August 2014
Beginner's guide to the night sky 3 - A wee dot on a dark sky
HPR AudioBookClub-09-Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom
KC MakerFair 2014
The xfs File System
The Ultimate Cooking Device
An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com
Steam and wine with linux
37 - LibreOffice Calc - More Financial Functions
About the Word "Hack"
Hashing and Password Security
Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project
The zfs File System
Howto Install LAMP
An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com
GUADEC 2014: Matthew Garrett Interview
How I Got Into Linux
38 - LibreOffice Calc - simple Descriptive Statistics
Migrating from Drupal 6 to Nikola
Comments this month
There are 27 comments:
(2014-09-25) "How I Got Into Linux"
Christopher M Hobbs on 2014-09-30:"What a great episode!"
(2014-09-22) "Howto Install LAMP"
tcuc on 2014-09-22:"Great episode! "
Klaatu on 2014-09-29:"The host responds"
(2014-09-18) "Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project"
by Ken Fallon.
laindir on 2014-09-19:"This is me laughing"
Kevin O'Brien on 2014-09-20:"Great show"
johanv on 2014-09-22:"Dutch voice"
davidWHITMAN on 2014-09-23:"Mary TTS"
(2014-09-17) "Hashing and Password Security"
gigasphere on 2014-09-18:"Great episode"
Kevin O'Brien on 2014-09-20:"Thank you for the comment"
(2014-09-15) "About the Word "Hack""
Ken Fallon on 2014-09-15:"Let everyone be a hacker"
Michael on 2014-09-17:"You nailed it!"
(2014-09-11) "Steam and wine with linux"
by Andrew Conway.
johanv on 2014-09-16:"Linux for the kids"
FreeLikeGNU on 2014-09-16:"Open Spades"
Andrew Conway on 2014-09-20:"[no title]"
(2014-09-10) "Why C++?"
johanv on 2014-09-12:"Very cool"
(2014-09-08) "The Ultimate Cooking Device"
mordancy on 2014-09-30:"lighting your charcoal chimney"
(2014-09-05) "The xfs File System"
Jonathan on 2014-09-06:"Great Show"
(2014-09-03) "HPR AudioBookClub-09-Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom"
Stephen on 2014-09-03:"re the reader"
Fifty OneFifty on 2014-09-09:"Cast member areas of the Haunted Mansion Facade"
(2014-09-02) "Beginner's guide to the night sky 3 - A wee dot on a dark sky"
by Andrew Conway.
chalkahlom on 2014-09-05:"[no title]"
(2014-08-07) "Many-to-many data relationship howto"
by Mike Ray.
Ken Fallon on 2014-09-03:"How do you deal with tags"
Dave Morriss on 2014-09-03:"Dealing with tags"
borgu on 2014-09-04:"[no title]"
Mike Ray on 2014-09-04:"Tags"
Mike Ray on 2014-09-04:"More about tags"
(2014-03-05) "Free Culture and Open Animation"
Klaatu on 2014-09-09:"Synfig"
(2013-12-13) "How We Use Linux"
Krayon on 2014-09-18:"CalDAV etc"
HPR At OggCamp
Hacker Public Radio HPR1609: Sigil And The Process Of The Epub In FOSS
Here are some links to the software discussed in this episode
Hacker Public Radio HPR1608: Interviews at Lincoln LUG
In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews fellow members of Lincoln LUG. Each interviewee is asked 3 simple questions:
What was your first experience of Linux?
What distro and desktop environment/window manager are you currently using?
What tools/utilities/applications can you not live without?
The participating LUG members were not given the questions in advance and the resulting answers were quite varied. Hopefully, this collection of interviews will provide you, the listener, with a good understanding of the broad mix of Linux users who attend Lincoln LUG.
The members who were interviewed, in order, were:
Note: Lincoln LUG meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Lincoln Bowl. The interviews were conducted outside the bowl and some background noise can be heard, we hope this does not affect your enjoyment of this episode.
Phone Losers Snow Plow Show – September 30th, 2014 – Hobo Recycling
Here's an hour of hoboness brought to you by Gizmo, where we prank call Petcos and trick them into killing all their kittens and puppies. We also call a few rich residents about their bad recycling habits.