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Paul Quirk

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I'm a licensed electrician, but my hobbies include open source software and retro computing. After listening to Hacker Public Radio for almost a year, I decided to become a contributor.


email: paul.nospam@nospam.pquirk.com
episodes: 23

hpr3347 :: Ethical Analysis of Renewable Energy and Conservation

Released: 2021-06-01. Duration: 00:15:04. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Ethics,renewable,energy,poverty,solar,wind,conservation,green.
I read a paper I wrote about the ethical issues of renewable energy and conservation efforts.

hpr3224 :: Adventures in Retrocomputing with the Mac Plus

Released: 2020-12-10. Duration: 00:24:39. Flag: Clean. Series: Mental Health.
Tags: Mac,Plus,Iomega,zip,drive,OS,7.5.5,6.0.8,retro,computing.
I talk more about my hobby with retrocomputing, and then Greensleeves.

hpr3218 :: An introduction to Darktable

Released: 2020-12-02. Duration: 00:26:14. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: darktable,RAW,photo,photography,editing.
A brief introduction to RAW photography, the Darktable application, and then sheep may safely graze

hpr3213 :: Electrical Safety

Released: 2020-11-25. Duration: 00:30:35. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Electrical,safety,code,electricity,electrocution.
I discuss why and how I stay safe when working with electricity, with some ear candy at the end.

hpr3208 :: The Paul Quirk show: Wacom with Pinebook, and thoughts on the DMCA takedown

Released: 2020-11-18. Duration: 00:18:40. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Pinebook,Pro,Wacom,tablet,DMCA,takedown,Youtube,Canadian,Canada,Music.
I got a Wacom tablet to use with my Pinebook, and then share my thoughts on the recent DMCA takedown

hpr3203 :: The Paul Quirk show: Retro Computing

Released: 2020-11-11. Duration: 00:30:38. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: retro,computing,Paul Quirk show,commodore,64,128,Vic 20,apple,ii,coco,8 bit,PET,Atari.
I discuss the hobby of retro computing in this episode.

hpr3198 :: Income Life insurance and then Chopin

Released: 2020-11-04. Duration: 00:23:01. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Income,life,insurance,investment,investing,Chopin.
I talk about my thoughts on Income Life insurance, and then we listen to some Chopin

hpr3193 :: Meet Antithesis

Released: 2020-10-28. Duration: 00:32:26. Flag: Clean. Series: Hardware upgrades.
Tags: Pinebook,Pro,64,unboxing.
Meet my new computer, a Pinebook Pro, as I explain my rationale, unbox it, and set it up.

hpr3169 :: Ludwig van Beethoven with a hint of Chopin

Released: 2020-09-24. Duration: 00:41:58. Flag: Clean. Series: All Songs Considered.
Tags: Ludwig Van Beethoven,Fredrick Chopin,classical,energetic,music,public domain.
A fine treat to satisfy your earholes.

hpr3159 :: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Released: 2020-09-10. Duration: 00:45:03. Flag: Clean. Series: All Songs Considered.
Tags: Vivaldi, four seasons, creative commons.
All four movements of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, celebrating the Creative Commons license

hpr3154 :: Make NextCloud your next cloud

Released: 2020-09-03. Duration: 00:12:51. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Raspberry Pi,NextCloud,federated.
I go into my reasons for using NextCloud, what it is, and why you might want it.

hpr3148 :: Why Open Source matters (to me)

Released: 2020-08-26. Duration: 00:26:52. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: history,open source,matters,vic 20,amiga,commodore.
I go briefly into my own history that has lead me to choose open source software exclusively.

hpr3017 :: Developing Black and White Film

Released: 2020-02-25. Duration: 00:42:24. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Photography,film,developing,black and white.
Join me as I develop my first roll of black and white film since over 30 years ago.

hpr3007 :: Photography 101

Released: 2020-02-11. Duration: 00:24:28. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Photography,101,digital,film,camera.
I tell you everything I know about the basics of photography

hpr3002 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 8: Vote of thanks

Released: 2020-02-04. Duration: 00:19:16. Flag: Explicit. Series: general.
Tags: Commodore,64,PET, Vic 20, amiga,World of Commodore, TPUG.
This is the final episode of the World of Commodore 2019 mini series.

hpr3000 :: Chopin Free project

Released: 2020-01-31. Duration: 00:23:53. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: musopen, Frédéric Chopin.
An effort to produce royalty and copyright free versions of Frédéric Chopin work.

hpr2997 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 7: Video Playback with 1541 Ultimate

Released: 2020-01-28. Duration: 00:19:21. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore 64,retro,computing,games,gamer,vintage,video,World of Commodore,TPUG.
In this seventh episode, Greg returns to tell us how he got full video playback on a Commodore 64.

hpr2992 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 6: Introduction to C64 OS

Released: 2020-01-21. Duration: 00:35:59. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore,64,OS,World of Commodore.
Greg Naçu presents to us his new operating system to the Commodore 64

hpr2987 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 5: New games from Double Sided Games

Released: 2020-01-14. Duration: 00:37:30. Flag: Clean. Series: general.
Tags: Commodore 64,retro,computing,games,gamer,vintage.
A presentation by Jérémie Marsin of Double Sided games.

hpr2982 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 4: Bare metal c64 Emulation on Raspberry Pi

Released: 2020-01-07. Duration: 00:40:20. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Raspberry,Pi,emulation,Commodore,64,World of Commodore,TPUG,Toronto,Pet,Users,Group,Github,Open Sour.
Randy Rossi's presentation of his Github project on bare metal emulation of the C64 on a Pi 3.

hpr2977 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 3: Life after Commodore

Released: 2019-12-31. Duration: 00:27:40. Flag: Clean. Series: Interviews.
Tags: Commodore,PET,Amiga,64,Geckos,retro,Inside Commodore,DOS.
A presentation by Dr. Richard Immers, author of "Inside Commodore DOS"

hpr2971 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 2: Hacking GeckOS

Released: 2019-12-23. Duration: 00:49:20. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore,PET,Amiga,Geckos,retro,Linux,Open Source.
Glen Holmer explains how he got Linux running on a Commodore 64.

hpr2966 :: World of Commodore 2019 Episode 1: The Interviews

Released: 2019-12-16. Duration: 00:19:34. Flag: Clean. Series: Hobby Electronics.
Tags: Commodore,PET,Amiga,Gecko,retro.
In this first episode, I interview exhibitors and members at the World of Commodore in 2019.

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