The Friday before Christmas, my partner's mother called and asked if I had a short indoor extension cord she could borrow. When I arrived at her house, she showed me her display of ceramic Christmas trees for which she needed the extension cord. These decorations have two pieces. A base which holds a small light bulb, and then the tree which sits over the light and has translucent colore...
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HPR Community News for December 2022
Existence is pain
The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
My text-focused journey into tech
Fixing clock events in GBA po...
Many services implement 2FA (Two factor authentication) by sending
you a OTP (One Time Password) using an SMS with a random code, but this
forces you to give them your valuable phone number. What alternatives do
Let's dive into the HOTP,
used by some banks years ago through a physical token and the recent TOTP,
which both let you generate completely offline codes without
using any phone num...
and Navigating the HPR Web Pages with a Screen Reader
Some time in the last year there has been some discussion on the HPR
mailing list about some of the problems I was having, particularly with
the tags page, on the HPR site.
Here is a show in which you can hear both me and my screen reader, as
I navigate the HPR home page, and then the HPR tags page.
Dave Morriss has made a nice j...
The Joule Thief is a delightfully simple circuit that can light an
LED that requires 2V or more from a battery that is depleted to 1V or
less. There are three components in addition to the battery and LED: an
NPN transistor, a resistor and a double wound inductor. The key thing
about the inductor is that the same core shares two windings but in
The explanation of how it works ...
One of the things I love about the Fediverse is that there is constant activity and development. As I mentioned in the previous report on Bookwyrm, it is not unusual to return to an app a few months later and see new features have been added that make it better. In this report I want to highlight three news stories that I think may be of interest.
Hello Hacker Public Radio fans. This is Trey, and I am throwing this
recording together for several reasons:
The queue of shows is abysmally sparse. There are far more
openings for shows in the next few weeks than there are shows
This show is a pitiful excuse for why I haven't posted any shows
If you like what you hear on Hacker Public Radio, please express your
gratitude by rec...
I have a discussion about my Android "WIPING" and how it affected my
2 factor authorization with Google. Further I "beein" some more about
Android not being able to authenticate against a known chromebook using
GOOGLE SECURITY, what a "beeing" , "beeing"!!!!
And I also cover Google's lousy support for chromebooks through
Android, not sharing bandwidth via the cell communication channels. I