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Straight from the Src | BSD Now 100

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We've finally reached a hundred episodes, and this week we'll be talking to Sebastian Wiedenroth about pkgsrc. Though originally a NetBSD project, now it runs pretty much everywhere & he even runs a conference about it!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

July 30th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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Androids Go Silent | TTT 199

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Hammertoss malware using GitHub & Twitter for command & control gets exposed, the US sets out to build the world’s fastest Supercomputer, the second major Android flaw this week & the return of Top Gear ...sort of.

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

July 30th, 2015 at 11:51 am

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2016 Race to the Bottom | Unfilter 152

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We run down the latest events around the world, focus on a few domestic issues & then use the final days before the first Republican debate to take a snapshot of the clown show known as the 2016 run.

Plus just how much money the CIA blew trying to cover up the torture report & much more!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

July 29th, 2015 at 11:19 pm

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HPR1824: I’m Learning Some Python

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td {vertical-align: top;} I'm Learning Some Python Lately I'm finally getting around to learning some Python. I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm learning it properly—that's not really my way—I'm kind of poking around in the dark learning things on an "as-needed" basis, but I'm finding that it's incredibly powerful and making me much more efficient in my daily life. In this podcast I discuss some of my favorite ways of using it and some of the cool modules and libraries that I've found that make things surprisingly easy in Python that used to be difficult for me in bash. What I Use It For Website build scripts, both for the School of Music and for my personal website. Converted from bash, tested and working fine on Windows and Mac. Text manipulation scripts, used in conjuction with blather. These do things like change text case, remove spaces, and so forth. Text entry. Voice commands insert various kinds of text templates or canned email responses for my classes. Also used in conjunction with blather. Adding or stripping HTML tags to/from selected text. Getting current weather conditions and forecasts, having results spoken back to me using system text-to-speech engine. Fun blather commands where I interact with my computer and have it talk back to me. Favorite Python Modules/Libraries pyperclipA cross-platform clipboard module for Python. (only handles plain text for now) https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyperclip/1.5.11 pyttsxA Python package supporting common text-to-speech engines on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyttsx bs4HTML parsing library. Beautiful Soup Documentation htmlminA configurable HTML Minifier with safety features. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/htmlmin/ smartypantssmartypants is a Python fork of SmartyPants, which easily translates "plain" ASCII punctuation characters into “smart” typographic punctuation HTML entities. titlecaseChanges all words to Title Caps, and attempts to be clever about SMALL words like a/an/the in the input. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/titlecase swnamerA name generator that uses Star Wars characters, species and planets to create un fisique names. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/swnamer/0.1.0 Demo Screencasts Blather + Python: Insert Text from Predefined Nested Lists Using Voice Commands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6futHS4JLsU Blather: "too much coffee?" python script: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTDMi1zF76c

Written by Jon Kulp

July 29th, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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Technical Writing | WTR 37

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Jami is a technical writer for Agency Port Software, a web based software for P&C insurance.

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

July 29th, 2015 at 1:16 pm

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Get Tracked with Windows 10 | TTT 198

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Windows 10 is released to the public, but the devil is in the details. Microsoft's new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used, we share the details.

Plus how the mainstream is reacting to the new release, the sliding market share of the iPad & the teleportation breakthrough scientists are reporting.

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

July 29th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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OSCON Secret Sauce | LUP 103

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Great interviews from the floor of OSCON 2015! How FastMail uses Linux, managing thousands of Apache instances, an open source Slack killer, Tizen on all the things & much more.

Plus why the Ubuntu MATE project is dropping the Ubuntu Software, their replacement, the vLUG’s thoughts on Plasma Mobile, a Skunkworks project straight out of Las Vegas & more!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

July 28th, 2015 at 7:55 pm

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HPR1823: Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS, Interview 2 of 2

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Ryan Sipes: KLF Organizer; Systems Administrator, Northeast Kansas Library System; Organizer of Lawrence (KS) Linux User Group; with Ikey Doherty, Ryan is a developer for Solus (formerly Evolve OS); a contributor to Vulcan text editor, written in Vala (Ryan's KLF talk, "How to Write a GTK/Gnome Application", was pretty much a tutorial in Vala) Ryan's projects and employer http://www.KansasLinuxFest.us http://www.meetup.com/Lawrence-Linux-User-Group/ http://nekls.org/ http://evolve-os.com/ http://github.com/zesterer/vulcan KLF related interviews with Ryan Sipes Linux Unplugged http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/79412/give-the-kids-linux-lup-85/ Evolve OS related interviews http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/79692/evolve-your-os-lup-86/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc4g3iE5u-8 KLF sponsors: http://Rackspace.com http://Caltesting.org http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/ http://www.lawrencefreenet.org/index.php Lawrence Center for Entrepeneurship http://www.Larryville.com Free/Libre Open Source and Open Knowledge Association of Kansas http://openkansas.us http://www.onitechnology.com The beers: In an effort to reduce the inventory of loneley beers waiting in my refridgerator for review, I've decided to add beer reviews to each of my tech episodes (hey, nobody complained when Dmitri did it). http://www.boulevard.com/BoulevardBeers/irish-ale/ http://travelerbeer.com/illusive-traveler/

Written by FiftyOneFifty

July 28th, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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EMerging Science | TTT 197

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The new OnePlus 2 specs, price, availability & everything else you should know are out. Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play & updates Moto G. Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher for Android, Razer acquires OUYA & Scientists confirm 'impossible' EM Drive propulsion.

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

July 28th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

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HPR1822: Some tips on using ImageMagick

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Some tips on using ImageMagick I like to use images in HPR shows if I can. I have experimented with various ways of preparing them since I first started contributing, but I'm particularly impressed with what I am able to do using ImageMagick. The ImageMagick system contains an enormous range of capabilities, enough for a whole series of shows. I thought I would talk about some of the features I use when preparing episodes to give you a flavour of what can be done. I'm the rawest amateur when it comes to this kind of image manipulation. Just reading some of the ImageMagick documentation (see links) will show you what an enormous number of possibilities there are. I am only using a few in this episode. I have prepared longer show notes and demonstrated some scripts to explain how I process images. These can be found here. Links Full show notes: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1822_full_shownotes.html EXIF Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format exiftool: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool Krita: https://krita.org/ ImageMagick: Main site: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php Crop: http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/crop/ Resize: http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/resize/ Thumbnails: http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/thumbnails/

Written by Dave Morriss

July 27th, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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