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hpr2379 :: sending a text message from the command line

Released on 2017-09-14 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Notes? We don't need no stinking notes!

Edited 2017-09-08 by Ken
I beg to differ :).

This show was recorded on Audacity using a Logitech headset.

In episode hpr1892 :: my chicken coop jezra went to great lengths to protect his chickens. His system based on a BeagleBone Black ensures the door opens and closes only during the day.

In this show jezra explains how he gets the system to send him an email, and a text message using mailx and his phones providers free SMS to Email gateway.

hpr2239 :: making jerky

Released on 2017-03-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.
  • Slice meat thin and against the grain
  • Season the meat
  • Dehydrate the meat


hpr2217 :: building a new voice input device

Released on 2017-01-31 under a CC-BY-SA license.

CHIP computer:

Post about the build:

Now I can get crackin on "How I make beef jerky" :)

hpr2038 :: Attempting to fix a plastic boat

Released on 2016-05-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.

I'm on a boat!

hpr1914 :: Waking up

Released on 2015-12-03 under a CC-BY-SA license.

When I first heard Windigo's episode about waking up, I literally uttered "Windigo, yer fucking killing me, man".

hpr1892 :: my chicken coop

Released on 2015-11-03 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Door hardware build:

The twilight checker:

hpr1531 :: How I use Linux

Released on 2014-06-16 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Here is a list of OSs, software, and hardware that was mention. If I missed anything, please let me know.

hpr1511 :: How to skin a snake

Released on 2014-05-19 under a CC-BY-SA license.

How to skin a snake, and cure the skin for later use

hpr1367 :: I'm Sorry Dan

Released on 2013-10-29 under a CC-BY-SA license.

How many times has Dan asked me to run the spec test before pushing code to staging? probably 5. I'm sorry Dan.

The script I used as my pre-commit hook is available at

Oh, have I ever mentioned how much I dislike convoluted nomenclature? When I use 'git add', apparently I am adding a file or a change to the 'index', and it is the index that gets commited when I run 'git commit'

hpr1223 :: How I got into linux

Released on 2013-04-10 under a CC-BY-SA license.
In today's episode, jezra shares the story of how he got into Linux.

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