I got an e-ink / e-paper display!
It arrived with the connector was broken off in the box
I'm being sent a new one but I wonder if it is possible to reconnect this some how?
The white stuff looks like it held the ribbon cable/ flexible PCB against the screen rather than solder, but it is probably impossible for a human to line that back up and fix it in place again.
Wonder if magnet wire or something and a very fine iron and solder may work.
Alex stickers are on their way to five generous contributors!
If you would like one, pop a donation to help cover our costs via PayPal to email@example.com or https://liberapay.com/M0YNG and let me know your address.
(obviously it's a free sticker to say thanks, not a purchase.)
If you have donated before and would like a sticker, do let me know!
Look what came!
I have @alex stickers!
Would you like one?
I think it would cost me around £2 to send internationally, so if you were to donate at least that much and give me an address to send it to I will try my best to send you a free sticker to say thank you for helping to keep our instance running.
PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org should work...
You can make an ongoing contribution via https://liberapay.com/M0YNG/ too
Thanks again to @Anna for her great art!
what could be better than a mascot for our instance?
How about matching emoji of Alex?
Thanks to @dzuk we have custom Alex emojis! (I told you there were more birthday things coming!)
Three years ago today I registered the mastodon.radio domain
To celebrate our birthday I am super excited to reveal our new mascot @alex!
@Atsuko has done an amazing job at bringing them to life and we have a server banner too!
More birthday surprises to come...
PS: I don't need any money to keep our instance running or pay for this great art, but if you want to help I'll be able to buy that raspberry pi 4...
This came incredibly quickly, thanks @bleeptrack
Now I just need to work out what to do with it.
And how to do that...
The bottom one hides beneath a TNC-Pi and connects to the radio below it. Currently it is serving as an #aprs igate on 2m
I still need to take down and fix my hf aerial after the winds earlier in the week. That loop shouldn't be there and is caused by the pole segments collapsing into themselves.
Got some more bits of my #aprs map thing working today.
* Things that move whilst the map is open leave a trail (in addition to loading the historic trail from the server) and actually move
* Things that transmit whilst the map is open have an animation that shows you they have transmitted
(I couldn't find anything that would show APRS stations you heard on the air that was remotely accessible, they all seem to be desktop software from the '90s, so I've made this for the browser.)
Showing off, duolingo year review
I'm not usually one to show off, but I didn't think I'd put that much time and effort into duolingo this year... I haven't been doing it for a while because it got boring tbh
Maybe I need to use the German to talk to people (on the radio maybe?) not just study on my phone in the hope of getting good enough to talk to people.
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