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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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Ha! Found the remote control for my mini hifi. Now I can finally select the radio station I want to listen to.

So that's where it went...

coderadio.freecodecamp.org/

Curated, advert free, music designed to aid concentration.

I use to listen to this a lot, and now I've re-found it.

I'm very tempted to light my computer case with EL Wire...

It's the same case I've had for [redacted] years, so it doesn't lend itself to cathodes (although I have done that) and the front panel lights no longer work, so no "ON" state.

The motherboard is slightly too old for all this fancy new RGB LED stuff.

I guess I could use "normal" LED light strip, but something about EL appeals.

Anyone done this?
Anyone know a good reason not to? (other than adding a heap of RF into my case)

Highly recommended reading if you do Ops or DevOps.
Paraphrasing someone who commented elsewhere:
First I chuckled,
Then I nodded with increasing frequency,
Then I cringed,
Then I wept,
And finally I just dissolved in tears.

netmeister.org/blog/ops-lesson
Ouch! I'm in this [picture] and I don't like it!
#DevOps and a bit of #infosec.

Hi, everyone de DL4MAT.
I'm fully-licenced (class A) since last year, mostly operating CW on 80m using my big fat FT-818 (just kidding - it's not that big). Also trying to get the hang on satellites but haven't been successful, yet. Then, again, the diplexer is yet to be installed in my sat setup.

Please welcome @dl4mat !

@dl4mat, please toot an so we can get to know you 😀 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 have had my tech license for just over 3 years. I work local repeaters, simplex, DMR. I am VERY active with Hamshack Hotline. I have had my HH phone for just over 2 years and have been one of the support staff for nearly that whole time. I have been a member of the Engineering (aka provisioning) Team for just over a year. I love the work I do and the challenges it can present from time to time.

Reading about the Open Book Project got me thinking about repurposing the screen in my old Kindle Paperwhite. But what is going on with this strange growth on the back? Heat? Impact? Swelling battery?

Frustratingly (but not shockingly) two of the three dialup modems I've gathered so far have issues.

One did work, then stopped talking over serial.

The other appears to be deaf and doesn't detect the dial tone. When configured to receive, it never answered.

So, if anyone has a serial dialup modem gathering dust, please let me know!

RT @CTVToronto@twitter.com

A 96-year-old ham radio operator from Toronto ticked a wish off her bucket list when she talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Full story: toronto.ctvnews.ca/1.4779505

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CTVToronto/status/

Open source (software and hardware) voice standard for amateur radio:

m17project.org/

#amateurradio

Darn it. Looks like my desktop computer's power supply has died. Rapid short beeping at post.

What's a good replacement?
I'd like high efficiency, ideally semi modular cables (I don't have many in use)
Currently have 600w, but don't really know what my system requires!

Please help me fediverse!

I have a phone for
It works, but my isp is interfering with sip, and I can't get anywhere with tech support (😲)

I'm wondering if a on a vps might mitigate this...
However, although the phone supports a vpn, I can't find out +what+ vpn it is supposed to use.

I suspect it might be a proprietary cisco one.

So, is it possible?
Will it help?
What vpn protocol does it use?
What server software do I need?
Is there an open source option?

Maybe ham masto will recognize this one.

Does ANYONE remember Rocky's Boots?
Edutainment game for the Apple ][e.
Teaches basic logic gates through a puzzle solver.

I've asked SO MANY software nerds about this and nobody else seems to remember it. Did I imagine it? Who the eff taught me logic circuits then? EXPLAIN THAT!!!

New (to me) radio arrived yesterday. Traded/swapped my IC-7100 for something a bit more portable.

By adding this FT-891 to my shack, it compliments my Alpha Antenna FMJ and will play nicely as a portable shack allowing me to take it with me on the road and hopefully start some POTA activations.

some of the spurious requests I get to join mastodon.radio are amusingly blind to the nature of mastodon.radio.

An excerpt from a request today:
"I have created a Facebook group for everything related to SEO"

Please welcome @sp6hfe!

@sp6hfe, please toot an so we can get to know you 😀 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

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