Monthly Archives: February 2011

The future of technology.

Today, I read a blog entry by Jenna The Sheep Farmer from Cold Antler Farm. I started to write a comment, but I got lost in it. I realized it was slowly turning into a rant of my own. I … Continue reading

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Another Ham Gallery Post

This past weekend saw the end of birthday week, and a chance to get some new toys at AES. It was a blast, and the wife always makes such things very special. Remember, the password is “I’m looking for a … Continue reading

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Some pics from the past week’s nerd-antics

Dipole Construction Wires cut and end insulators wrapped. Details of the center insulator. Dipole completed. Kenwood ts-440 Transciever   New Printer   Samsung CLP-325, in box.  Sample output, from the printer control panel and from the server. Panda House … Continue reading

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Fun links.

When I was looking for help in building my wire antenna, I found lots of places with length tables or calculators, but none on just basic instructions. I finally came across these, and they we really good. Good antenna length … Continue reading

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Things I did today.

It’s been a long day full of fun things. The wife ran off to our church’s middle school retreat, and left me alone. And while the wife is away, the nerd will play. My day started out with my usual … Continue reading

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Setting up an off grid server, part 5. Apt-mirror.

One of the great things with Linux systems is their great package managers. Bring up a friendly graphical application, and you’re presented with a list of every application you could ever want to install. Check off the new ones, click … Continue reading

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Setting up an off grid server, part 4. MPD.

MPD is an interesting take on music players. It runs as a service, playing music from play lists from local files. You’ll need a good client to talk to it (and there are many clients, for many devices) in order … Continue reading

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