Archive for the ‘IT’ Category

March 1, 2015 | In: Ham Radio, IT

Shack Computer Redux

When Drew headed off to college with his shiny new laptop, he left behind a decent Dell small-form-factor Ubuntu machine with a nearly-new 20" monitor.  I just couldn't let it sit and gather dust now, could I?While Ubuntu was great for the boys to do...

February 26, 2015 | In: IT

Relaunch of No Sked Required

Well, after getting hacked and my Drupal install totally compromised, I'm going to re-launch with a different CMS.  We'll see how this goes...I've re-posted my old posts, and I'll be moving on to new items.

The ARRL's Logbook Of The World (LOTW) is pretty cool.  Several years ago I did a presentation to my local radio club outlining its use, and it seems to have gotten even better since then.  Recently the Trusted QSL platform that...

Well...I've had a bit of a setback on the radio front, and it isn't laptop related. We have a row of Douglas Firs right on the property line between us and our next-door neighbors.  The new owners of the house next door came over the...

April 5, 2014 | In: Ham Radio, IT

Avoiding XPmageddon

This coming Tuesday, the 8th of April, marks the end of the Windows XP era.  I have taken a simple step to save my hamshack computer from XPmageddon: I've ditched Microsoft altogether on that machine.   My shack computer is an older...

Well, let's see if this attempt at blogging goes any better than my last attempt ;-) Friday evening I was twiddling around on the ham bands, and saw a spot that station 3D2C was on the air from a flyspeck island in the South Pacific called Conway Reef....