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It was suggested I post, and pin, a toot with information about what it costs to run this instance.
I like this, I want to be transparent, and I think it's important that the community have trust and confidence in me, and the hosting.

Currently the costs looks like this:

* £112.50 a year for a VPS
* €25.00 a year for the domain name

All media (avatars, etc.) are sotred on the server, we use 20G of 40G so far.

More details (and optional donations) at
liberapay.com/M0YNG

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Hello,

I'm new to Mastadon! I first joined the Mastadon.Social to check it out. Seen that there was a ham radio instance and came over to sign up with you guys.

I'm from W Michigan - KG8LM

Everyone, Please welcome @KG8LM !

Please toot an so we can get to know you :alex_grin: add some hashtags too so we know what interests you.

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
mastodon.radio/explore
(you can opt into this too once you have 10 "friends", and add tags to your profile) and the local timeline.

And this list of radio amateurs on mastodon, may be of interest: pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_

And there are apps!
joinmastodon.org/apps

Hey UK people with vehicles.

Did you know the DVLA has an API?

You can easily grab the TAX and MOT status and due dates for your vehicles.

(I've just written some python to do that and show it on an e-paper screen.)

developer-portal.driver-vehicl

It would be cool to have as a integration I think...

The Hardrock-50 Remote Display is making progress. You can now execute shell scripts/programs on the server side or send predefined commands to the HR50 with a short or long push on the built-in button. In my case a short press switches antennas via a USB relay and a long press instructs the tuner to retune during the next transmission.

Server side code runs now threaded so there will be no conflicts of serial commands anymore.

I have to admit that I really don't like ESP/Arduino programming.

I'm sure I'm missing something, but I'm still fighting with sensors.

I have an energy sensor that sends readings somewhat sporadically, and I'd like to get the readings every minute. Currently I get an average of each minute's data - and it works, but I want to get the individual readings.

How do I ingest something like this - and tie the value to the datetime?

[
[
"2021-11-27T15:03:27.389465Z",
2899
],
[
"2021-11-27T15:03:40.211556Z",
342
], etc.

@oppen did I miss something about your site or did the snow/powercut cause you issues?

Ariane hasn't been able to check updates for a while ... Says "new update available: not found <path>”

It's been a week and we've had some sunny days and some overcast days and it is currently snowing.

Battery is at 12.6v, which is not especially high (it's the reconnection voltage after too low voltage causes disconnect)

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I'm sorry, I bought things today.

In my defense, I was buying them anyway and got a discount because it is a day so I'm not arguing too much...

Hopefully everything will arrive soon and I can try making an RGB LED IoT Christmas tree :alex_grin:

Anyone know an easy way to know how big I could draw a (for example) Christmas tree shape using (for example) 5m of LED tape?

Are there any radios that have FreeDV implemented directly?

The Internet Archive are fund raising right now, and I just chucked a couple quid in the tip jar. You should too: they're a nonprofit organisation that is probably the single most important organisation in the fight for software preservation, and the preservation of the internet and it's culture. A culture that, through the proliferation of the web, has become *our* culture.

If you'd like too, just head over to archive.org, it's on their home page right now.

My solar power setup has been bouncing off the bottom of being charged and has been turning off overnight to protect the battery.
Lots of overcast days have depleted it a lot!
I've turned the output of the charge controller off for a few days to see if the solar panel can shove a few more amps and volts into the battery (I doubt it)

I feel I need to make something clear.

Mastodon.radio is a safe space, a friendly space.

We welcome anyone interested in radio, and trust that our members agree that:

Trans Rights are Human Rights

HOLY MOLY

Big #trans UK news, also the Tories and Mumsnet transphobes can get in the sea????

RT @PatrickStrud@twitter.com

4/ Question: did you know that up until 1970 trans people could just get their birth certificate corrected?
And that that suddenly stopped? No one knew why.
Most didn't even know that this happened. Until this case was exposed: inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/se

🐦🔗: twitter.com/PatrickStrud/statu

Erm... I don't think I have my energy sensor configured correctly...

Everyone, Please welcome @hb9hid !

Please toot an so we can get to know you :alex_grin: add some hashtags too so we know what interests you.

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
mastodon.radio/explore
(you can opt into this too once you have 10 "friends", and add tags to your profile) and the local timeline.

And this list of radio amateurs on mastodon, may be of interest: pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_

And there are apps!
joinmastodon.org/apps

I need to retract this, I was being impatient!

Leaving it for <mumble> hours it refused to progress.

Changing the docker version, resetting the version number in the version.php file that the aborted update changed, and waiting more hours has resulted in a successful update to the intermediate major version.

I'm not waiting <mumble more hours> for the next major version update to take place!

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Hey it would be really cool if when I restart your docker container and it pulls an image two major versions ahead you DID NOTHING and TOLD ME how to safely upgrade rather than completely breaking my install?

Hey @Gargron I just tweaked the wording in my instance's rules and it got moved to the end. Which is annoying.

Is it possible to re-order the rules without deleting and re-writing them in the correct order?

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