New year, new month, new pages in the #bulletJournal
I try to keep to the original minimalist approach, which works OK for me.
Going to try adding some daily "journals" in addition to the normal to do stuff this year, so I can remember what happened not just what I had to do.
Obviously I'll be putting actual stuff in here, but thought I'd share before it was full of private stuff.
"Breaking Into a Smart Home With A Laser - Smarter Every Day 229" (YouTube)
Significant amounts of "nope" going on here!
Well, stage one of.
I can call (over voip) my modem and it will answer!
I don't currently have a reciprocal modem to make a connection 😔
Turns out the random USB to serial cable I "won" as part of another lot at an SK actuation wasn't up to the job, new one arrived from ebay today and it immediately does the job.
Pythons and Ladders
Wanted to join the @G5BK new year's net, so went to the aprs radio in the shed (only 2m radio I have set up with a proper aerial) only to find the microphone appears to be dead.
No lights, no response on the radio to button pressing.
It's about 5 Celsius in there, so maybe it hasn't enjoyed prolonged exposure to cold?
Oh well, I hope to get more equipment on the air this year, so hopefully I'll be able to take part next time!
So, a couple of hams stopped by this morning at around 10 and installed a 10/20 meter end-fed half-wave with a loading coil that also lets it work on 40. Had to do the coax run twice because resistance was sky high. Made contact with canada and colorado after they left and had a really nice ragchew with them this evening. I can now run full 100 watts! #amateurradio
@ea4fri hello Fran!
Welcome to the fediverse.
Post a toot with your interests and use the hastag "instructions" to help people find you 😁
heads up #radio enthusiasts - *very* strong atmospherics across UK and parts of mainland Europe at the moment - I didn't have any of my better receivers ready so picked a cheap mobile phone with FM radio, just using the headphones as the antenna cable and *downstairs* in the house next to a laptop and my other mobile on charge I am monitoring stations from NL, FR and BE and in some cases full RDS is coming through!
#wireguard is so easy to use, once you get over the weird names for settings.
Much better than other vpn servers I've tried for connecting back to home with.
plus it's very cool to use qrencode to generate a QR code of the config on the command line to instantly set up a client.
(seriously, why is the IP a client is assigned when connected called the "allowed ip"?)(yeah, I know, it's because you can provide a range)
Please welcome @n8pka
You can find more people in the instance in the directory
(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: https://pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_on_the_fediverse
And there are apps!
Tried raising the lack of IPv6 to virgin media, eventually got this reply.
I can understand your concern, I am really sorry as we are currently not supporting the IPV6. We will certainly notify you in future if we provide the access for the IPV6.
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