I am no longer on octodon.social and I will try my best to keep away from some of the people on that server who have taken upon themselves the mantle of upholding the principles of Free Software! I am also observing that mastodon is not so different from twitter when it comes to sane discourse. That is expected - people can't be different when they type on a different browser tab.
I will be mostly tooting my (mis)adventures with amateur radio here and not much about anything else.
Thank you @M0YNG.
Hello everyone - I am Ramakrishnan. My callsign is VU3RDD and I live in Bangalore, India. I am interested in homebrew electronics and I mostly operate HF/CW at the moment. I have inverted V antenna for 40 and 20m bands.
I do computer programming for a living and work on low level software, cryptography and network protocols..
I have another account https://octodon.social/@vu3rdd but i thought of separating the radio/electronics toots into a separate account.
Anyone building or have built PA3GSB's Radioberry project? It looks pretty nice. A couple of us have ordered parts for the project.
Greta's & George's short film on climate change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0xUXo2zEY
Google is currently on witchhunt for alternative #YouTube frontends: They target the services as well as their users.
In the last week, #Invidious instances first got IP banned, and once that was circumvented stopped via heavy rate limits.
Now they manage to associate #NewPipe users with google accounts somehow, and suspend these accounts:
Now that these frontends got #Google's attention, I don't think we can sustain this cat & mouse game for long. 😔
I really miss the usenet style FAQs.. Was reminded how nice they are by this one: https://www.sljfaq.org/afaq/afaq.html
So, uh. You know Invidious, the privacy-focused front end for YouTube?
Someone made the same thing except it's for Twitter. And it has RSS support.
I have seen men peeing while holding a phone on one hand, looking at whatever it was on the screen.
That is rather odd, unnecessary and likely unsanitary. That is also a fact of the day and time we're living. We have become Creatures Glued to Addictive Devices Controlled by Rich Giant Corporations.
But recently I saw a man peeing while holding an open laptop on one hand.
Now that was quite odd.
AO-7 here shows off to prove that satellite cleanroom manufacturing is for *wimps.*
Oscar 7 has been flying around bouncing #hamradio transmissions in 5 ways since 1974, the same year as poor old Skylab went kablooie.
Bunnysuits? We don’t need no stinking bunnysuits.
GNU/Linux ham radio users: What do you use for logging? I haven't started contesting much yet and mostly do casual QSOs.
cqrlog looks great, I would have preferred something that depended on sqlite than mysql/mariadb though..
What kind of computing changes can we make to contribute our bits to climate change?
I use a desktop PC which is powered on only during the work hours. However it consumes a lot of power (I haven't measured, but I would guess it is a lot more than a regular laptop).
Has anyone (programmers especially) tried Pi 4-4GB as their daily desktop driver?
I am an amateur radio operator from Bangalore, India. My callsign is VU3RDD. I was licensed in 2002. I like HF and my favourite mode is CW.
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