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We started producing shows as Today with a Techie 11 years, 8 months, 22 days ago. Our shows are produced by listeners like you and can be on any topic that "are of interest to hobbyists". If you listen to HPR then please consider contributing one show a year. If you record your show now it could be released in 14 days.

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hpr2321 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 7

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Hosted by MrX on 2017-06-26 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In this episode I cover the menus 6 to 11 of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver

Link to the Free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home


hpr2320 :: Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Free Shell accounts on old Computers with old programing langs


Hosted by JWP on 2017-06-23 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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From Wikipedia:

Living Computers: Museum + Labs (LCM+L) is a computer and technology museum located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. LCM+L showcases vintage computers which provide interactive sessions, either through time-sharing operating systems or single-user interfaces. This gives users a chance to actually use the computers on-line or in person in the museum. An expansion adds direct touch experiences with contemporary technologies such as virtual reality, self-driving cars, the internet of things, and robotics. This puts today's computer technology in the context of how it's being used to tackle real-world issues. LCM+L also hosts a wide range of educational programs and events in their state-of-the art classroom and lab spaces.


hpr2319 :: Minimal Music Site 17.05.39 now available on sourceforge.net

MattKingUSA review of dell gaming laptop and an update on Minimal Music Site

Hosted by mattkingusa on 2017-06-22 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Hey this is MattKingUSA doing an update of my project Minimal Music Site. And also a review of my new laptop! Thanks for listening!


hpr2318 :: Talking about my thinkpads

I talk about why I love my thinkpads so much and how I appreciate having them

Hosted by swift110 on 2017-06-21 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd015734

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-75044


hpr2317 :: Bash snippet - extglob and scp

How does scp manage extended glob patterns?


Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2017-06-20 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Bash snippet - extglob and scp

The Problem

Following on from my last show on filename expansion, concentrating on extended patterns and the extglob option, I was asked a question by Jon Kulp in the comment section.

Jon was using ls *(*.mp3|*.ogg) to find all OGG and MP3 files in a directory which also held other files. However, when he wanted to copy this subset of files elsewhere he had problems using this expression in an scp command.

Having done some investigations to help solve this I thought I'd put what I found into an HPR episode and share it, and this is the show.

Along the way clacke commented too and this led me to more investigations!

Long notes

As often happens, my idea of a brief episode turned into something much longer, so I converted the notes into long notes which you can find here. In them I have marked some sections which you might want to skip over -- unless you are as much of a geek as I am! I have not covered these sections in detail in the audio.


hpr2316 :: Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 6

An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver.

Hosted by MrX on 2017-06-19 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In this episode I cover the menus 0 to 5 of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver


hpr2315 :: Penguicon 2017 Report

Penguicon 2017 took place on April 28-30, 2017 in Southfield, Michigan


Hosted by Ahuka on 2017-06-16 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Penguicon 2017 is a combined technology and science fiction convention in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and presents over 500 hours of programming over the entire weekend. Of this, around 100 hours are open source, tech-related. In this episode I tell you about my own personal experience at Penguicon this year.


hpr2314 :: Bad Caps

NYbill talking about repairing a computer motherboard.


Hosted by NYbill on 2017-06-15 is flagged as Explicit and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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NYbill talks about repairing a motherboard.

Errata:

Even though I go into a bit about different types of capacitors I didn't plan on this being an episode about capacitors themselves. Even though I mention some different types. Bonus, there are also Trimmer Caps.

And yes, I know LCD's don't have a trace. The old school CRT user popped out there. You all knew what I meant.

Also, I know I mentioned getting a 90 piece cap set from Banggood. I decided to order proper Nichicon replacements from Digikey. Had this been a repair for myself, I would use the no name caps I ordered from China. But, being this repair is for a friend, I figured I better get the real deal. ...BTW they were 220 uf caps.

(Thanks Jezra for the musical interlude. We were joking calling it, "Time Passing".)

Pics for the episode:


hpr2313 :: NilFS2

Klaatu talks about NilFS2

Hosted by klaatu on 2017-06-14 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Klaatu talks about NilFS2, including how to monitor checkpoints, create snapshots, and browse snapshots.

NILFS or NILFS2 (New Implementation of a Log-structured File System) is a log-structured file system implementation for the Linux kernel. It is being developed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) CyberSpace Laboratories and a community from all over the world. NILFS was released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NILFS

http://nilfs.sourceforge.net/en/


hpr2312 :: Troubleshooting Websites with XAMPP

Frank describes how he used XAMPP to clone his website to localhost so he could shoot some trouble.


Hosted by Frank Bell on 2017-06-13 is flagged as Clean and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Using XAMMP To Toubleshoot a Website

XAMMP is package containing a complete LAMPP stack configured to work out of the box. It is avalable for Mac, Windows, and Linux from ApacheFriends.org and includes

  1. Apache
  2. MariaDB
  3. PHP
  4. Perl

XAMPP is excellent for testing a new website, testing updates for an existing site, or troubleshooting a misbehaving site.

In this podcast, Frank tells how to set up XAMPP against the background of having recently had to troubleshoot his own recalcitrant website.

XAMPP startup messages:

# cd /opt/lampp
# ./lampp start
Starting XAMPP for Linux 5.6.30-0...
XAMPP: Starting Apache...ok.
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...ok.
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...ok.

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