Spent my weekend messing about on mountains in Snowdonia. Had an excellent time with a great snowy wild camp and some icy scrambling.

Lost a UV-5R in the snow but I hope someone else will pick it up and have some fun with with it.

If you think the security of static websites doesn't matter, *imagine* if someone maliciously altered the "copy and paste" instructions for Let's Encrypt. Would you detect the change? (Image below is faked, but you get the point. I'm just using Let's Encrypt as a common example)


Some of our readers asked us what is wrong with our code snippets. They simply copied and pasted them, including some generic and clearly-marked placeholders.

So it is not that unlikely that some people blindly install or configure software on their servers.

Had fun at the club’s construction completion. Some interesting bits and bobs on display and a good bit of catching up and talking shop.

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"The fucking advanced persistent threats used weaknesses in our vendors to make a mess.
But we have since watched the movie #hackers 8 times back to back, so it will never happen again." #infosec

Having a quick play with my nanoVNA before heading out. This thing is cool! Especially coupled with the nanovna-saver software.

It’s really fun being able to measure filters so easily.

Can anyone recommend a decent howto on using WSJT-X with an SDR (AirSpy ideally) on Linux?

To everyone who still makes text-based tutorials, thank you!

I'd much rather follow a text tutorial than wait 15+ minutes for a video tutorial to load.

Your work is very much underappreciated. Thanks again! 💜

Nice, a new RadCom plus issue:


Not sure there has been one of these released since I joined.

It's a shame the subscription process is such a farce though. The email called it quick and easy and the link took me to the RSGB shop, (which looks like it's from 1990), and then I had to supply a load of details to subscribe!

Just found out the TNC Pi Kit I ordered got sent back to the US.

Apparantly I failed to pay a customs charge I was notified of. I guess the local post office managed to lose the card because it definitely didn't arrive at my office. Grrrr!

Recently, I've been playing with chezmoi (github.com/twpayne/chezmoi) as a way to manage my shell/editor config files, and I've re-architected my old zsh framework to use the more modern zplug plugin manager (github.com/zplug/zplug).

I've been storing my configs in both github (github.com/mattfoster/dotfiles) and keybase, and finding it a great way to keep home/work configs up to date as I make changes.

I have a bunch of random projects and scripts laying about that I'll merge/add as I get time.

This weekend Dad (@Powyssafety) visited and we upgraded my antenna pole! We managed to make it a fair bit higher, so I'm hoping it won't offend anyone enough to cause complaints, but that hasn't happened so far!

I'm looking forward to seeing what difference having the white stick above the roof line makes, after rejigging some cables and maybe adding some surge protection.

Now I need to get back into the tree and see if I can raise things a bit on that end too!

Happy "logging just got slightly less confusing" day to UK amateurs!

Don't forget the clocks went back an hour today.

🇬🇧 🕒

Migrated my domain's MX to ProtonMail. So far I'm really impressed with the look and feel and ease of setup.

Migrating away from gmail will be a gradual and probably painful process!

SatNOGs Grafana dashboard for the LightSail 2 satellite, showing decoded data from telemetry signals.


Aprs to Fediverse. Some questions (polls will follow based on this poll's outcome)

Considering anyone could just put your callsign in the "from" field, I don't think it's desirable to accept toots directly from aprs and put them info your main account.

So, should it be a new instance like M0YNG@aprs.mastodon.radio, or a different account like M0YNG-aprs@mastodon.radio?

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