If you have visited Utah any time recently with a ham radio you may have noted that not all of the repeaters coordinated in the area are on the repeater listing. As of this weekend this has been brought in with permission from the Utah VHFS!Continue reading “Utah VHF Society Repeater list now brought in to the repeater listing”
Fastorslow.com is shutting down – Possible alternatives?
If you have been using Fastorslow.com from Wordfence, you may have seen the news already, that Fastorslow.com is shutting down at the end of the month – for lack of being a viable business project for the Wordfence team 🙁
While this is disappointing, what other tools are out there that we can use?Continue reading “Fastorslow.com is shutting down – Possible alternatives?”
Happy Pi Day 2022
Once again it is Pi day, a great time to make pie – or order a Pizza or Pie (check if your local restaurants have a special Pi day deal 🙂 )
This year Pi day comes on a Monday, which hasn’t happened since 2016! There are some interesting tricks to calculating what any given day of the week was, and I’ll leave you with a video that James Grime published with some math tricks for the day of the week for any given date:Continue reading “Happy Pi Day 2022”
RIP JoinDiaspora, and soon, Stackoverflow-careers
As you may have noted if you use the service – Joindiaspora.com has finally been shut down. This brings up the question of what other open source or decentralized alternative will replace this for users moving away from Facebook or Twitter?Continue reading “RIP JoinDiaspora, and soon, Stackoverflow-careers”
QSO Today Ham Radio Conference is coming this weekend
Tickets are $10.00 until Expo opens, then $13.50 until April 10th: Check out the topics, including a hearham.live demo!
Re-flashing the Librem Phone with Byzantium
If you just received a Librem 5 you probably have the latest software – including the new software that has a (mostly) working photos app, gps and a basic maps app! Development has continued on these devices but if you have one of the previous preorders you probably have been waiting on new updates and only getting a few standard package updates and no new apps 🙁
If you want to upgrade the phone in this case you need to re-flash it and wipe it with the newer version. Note this deletes everything and starts anew!
Their instructions here should be fine for some, but only if you have a very very new Ubuntu based system. If you have an older one such as Ubuntu 20.04 then you can get set up as shown below.Continue reading “Re-flashing the Librem Phone with Byzantium”
Happy Twosday! and a Surprising Pi trick
In Ben Sparks’ video he shows a very interesting trick. On a decimal angle calculator run:
If your calculator has more than the standard Ubuntu calculator’s digits of accuracy you could add even more repeating 5’s. The answer is approximately PI with extra zeros…
Since today is Twosday (2-22-2022 in any date format), here is a similar Tuesday math trick for the Python console:
from math import sin sin(22/700000.0)
It is also .0003142… or approximately Pi!Continue reading “Happy Twosday! and a Surprising Pi trick”
Ham radio news Feb 3
- Registration is now open for QSO Today ham radio expo. Check out DMR and hearham live tutorials and many other presentations. Get your tickets for some interesting topics Mar. 12-13!
- Stats and end of year summary for the 2021 user survey, are up.
- Nominations recently opened for Amateur Radio Software Award for Free and open-source software. I’d nominate Pat.
GTK Choice box with Glade and Python
There may be times you have a simple choice or listing in a GTK list box – for this example, in choosing a serial connection or other device. Glade is a good way to build an application window easily with an interface to build in to your app on Linux desktop, Ubuntu or Librem phone or other Linux based phones. I was able to use this to create a Winlink user interface for the previous tutorial to call up the Pat interface.Continue reading “GTK Choice box with Glade and Python”
Where have all the dislikes gone?
You may have noticed an issue with Youtube dislike count getting hidden, and it’s not just you… Youtube recently removed the dislike count, and hides it.Continue reading “Where have all the dislikes gone?”