older and slower computers are Valid, Actually
we should be finding ways to keep computers out of landfill, and in operation for as close to indefinitely as possible
my little workers co-op project, Friendly Computers, has been on hold for a couple months, but i hope to provide several of them to good homes sometime in the future (:
if there was a way to ship them cheaply, i would very much like to provide them to people on the fedi (:
I decided to startup my own XMPP instance (Prosody). It was really easy! I also setup Biboumi and Spectrum2 (with Telegram and Twitter support) alongside it. It only has a couple of users on it so far. Still, with the OS (Debian Bullseye) and everything running, it barely uses more than 150MB of RAM
Just noticed that the photo description got lost somewhere in transit - I'm pretty sure I wrote "Icom IC-7300" somewhere. Anyway, for anyone who has troubles seeing the photo, it's just a mediocre photo of IC-7300, and not much more there.
Thanks @M0YNG for the red border around images lacking descriptions, it really motivates me to remember about those
I want to have my own infrastructure for my own bots controlling my stuff at hone, so I've installed a #matrix homeserver on my #yunohost -powered VPS. It was pretty painless and easy. Compared to Mattermost:
+ Mobile push notifications work,
+ there are a lot of libraries for different languages I can use to write bots,
- RAM usage is ridiculously high for a chat server with one user and three messages in memory.
This installment will review and demonstrate functional exploits for WinAPRS on both Windows XP SP3 and Windows 10.: https://www.coalfire.com/the-coalfire-blog/hacking-ham-radio-winaprs-part-5
Short version: hacking ham radio users through RCE in the radio software.
The first time I've worked #FT8 on my own rig and antenna and I was able to work 19 contacts. This is great fun and I will definitely do that again!
For those who are interested in ColorSpot, the CLI DX cluster client: https://git.qrz.is/clemens/colorspot
The software can be easily installed via pip:
# python3 -m pip install colorspot
I observed that it eats a lot of CPU when processing a line which is noticable on a rpi. Will look into that.
I'd be happy to get some feedback.
If you don't want the lotw integration, just keep the username at N0CALL in the config.
Made my first application for my #pinephone - a Maidenhead locator display based on current location. Everything made in #GTK4 and #Vala.
Programming in Vala was a delight. The barrier to entry is practically nonexistent, and it was really pleasant to use.
GTK, however, not so much. Making UIs in XML is a chore. Glade doesn't support GTK4, new designers seem not to be ready yet.
I hope to slowly add some more features to it. Grab the source at https://sr.ht/~michalr/hamlocator/ if you want.
Added functions to the smol spreadsheet editor, it now supports all of the uxntal native arithmetic opcodes.
If you are fleeing the war in Ukraine and coming to the EU, you can find information on our webpage about:
🔗EU Stands with Ukraine. ➞ http://europa.eu/!VJY6fg
HAM from Lower Silesia, Poland
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