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HPR3981: HPR Community News for October 2023

Hosted by HPR Volunteers on 2023-11-06 00:00:00
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Last Month's Shows

Id Day Date Title Host
3956 Mon 2023-10-02 HPR Community News for September 2023 HPR Volunteers
3957 Tue 2023-10-03 The Oh No! News. Some Guy On The Internet
3958 Wed 2023-10-04 Bikepacking in 1993 without technology knightwise
3959 Thu 2023-10-05 Download any HPR series with english file names gemlog
3960 Fri 2023-10-06 On The Road At Last Ahuka
3961 Mon 2023-10-09 RERE: How to make friends. Some Guy On The Internet
3962 Tue 2023-10-10 It's your data Ken Fallon
3963 Wed 2023-10-11 Storytelling Games dnt
3964 Thu 2023-10-12 Hacker Public Radio at OLF Thaj Sara
3965 Fri 2023-10-13 I've taken the Conqueror Virtual Challenge Daniel Persson
3966 Mon 2023-10-16 Vim Hints: 006 Some Guy On The Internet
3967 Tue 2023-10-17 Unsolicited thoughts on running open source software projects dnt
3968 Wed 2023-10-18 About USBimager - part 1/2 Reto
3969 Thu 2023-10-19 Game Sales Ahuka
3970 Fri 2023-10-20 Playing Alpha Centauri, Part 1 Ahuka
3971 Mon 2023-10-23 RERERE: How to make friends. Some Guy On The Internet
3972 Tue 2023-10-24 Thunderbird inbox filtering: keeping a clean/orderly inbox. Some Guy On The Internet
3973 Wed 2023-10-25 Creating an equalizer preset for your episodes of HPR dnt
3974 Thu 2023-10-26 About USBimager - part 2/2 Reto
3975 Fri 2023-10-27 Mesa Verde 20230618 Ahuka
3976 Mon 2023-10-30 The Evolution of Windows' Snipping Tool Keith Murray
3977 Tue 2023-10-31 Creative Commons Search Engine Ahuka

Comments this month

These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows. There are 8 comments in total.

Past shows

There are 4 comments on 3 previous shows:

  • hpr3941 (2023-09-11) "Interview with Yosef Kerzner" by operat0r.
    • Comment 2: dnt on 2023-10-02: "Great interview!"
    • Comment 3: Windigo on 2023-10-24: "Great conversation"

  • hpr3947 (2023-09-19) "Archiving Floppy Disks" by Steve Saner.
    • Comment 1: brian-in-ohio on 2023-10-09: "feedback"

  • hpr3953 (2023-09-27) "Large language models and AI don't have any common sense" by hobs.
    • Comment 1: Mr Young on 2023-10-01: "LLMs are great if you use them right"

This month's shows

There are 4 comments on 4 of this month's shows:

Mailing List discussions

Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the HPR server under Mailman.

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Events Calendar

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Hobson Lane (hobs) says: Ken's comment about demand avoidance

RE: hpr3981::2023-11-06 HPR Community News for October 2023 by HPR Volunteersfrom the series HPR Community News.
00:51:25 Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.
Love the monthly Community News shows. Ken's comment about resisting the demands of his past self from reminders apps struck a chord with me. I've been struggling with PDA (persistent/pathological demand avoidance) myself. I'll record a response show to summarize some things I've learned from other podcasts that help boost my intrinsic motivation -- things like random rewards (to prevent external rewards from swamping your intrinsic motivation dopamine high). Dave's idea to use rituals and habits is also something that sometimes works for me. Rely admire the high quality open source technical infrastructure that keeps this community thriving and the supportive vibe of all the hosts and contributors. It gives me hope for the future of social media and the Internet.

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