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A blog post on this is forthcoming, but I'm very happy with my Pinebook Pro so far. However being on arm64 has brought me back Linux wise. Been doing a lot of compiling from source and just spent an hour getting my Brother laser printer to work! Talk about a blast from the past!

If you want the Linux-circa-2004 experience back, just try Linux on ARM!

* everything compiles slowly
* distro-hopping to find better hardware support
* oops, you need proprietary drivers for that
* forum posts hold the authoritative documentation *and* code for your distro


Really the problem is Hugo is chock full of shit I don't use. It might be time for a new static site generator that prioritizes stability and simplicity over features

Most of my posting has been on gopher lately and now I remember why. Went to write a blog post on my www site and updated the static site generator I use (Hugo) at the same time. Turns out, the new version of Hugo utterly breaks the theme I use.


Guess I'll be redesigning my blog because my static site generator broke it

No one gives a shit about backwards compatibility outside of Enterprise spaces

I've found that even as someone who does a decent amount of frontend development, I don't have to chase the latest framework. In fact, if I ignore one long enough I never have to learn it. I did this with Angular. I used Backbone heavily and then went right to Vue on a new project!

In the US and want to listen to HD radio without buying a new receiver? Use that RTL-SDR I know you have and do it:

These $20 gadgets are infinitely useful

Neil Peart. Rush was one of my favorite bands growing up and his lyrics and drums were out of this world.

Banner weekend for stuff. Worked several new states on HF towards Worked All States, made my first PSK31 contact on 20m, and worked my first station on an FM satellite!

Successfully set up my Othernet ( receiver today! Pulled down satellite radio, weather, news, and a few Wikipedia articles. Pretty cool!

Ended up moving to 17 meters and made a few contacts with far fewer superstations crushing the band

I think everyone is off work and testing out their new radios today. 20m FT8 is NUTS. I usually operate QRP on FT8 and there are US stations blowing my doors off in addition to the usual Italian stations coming in at > 12 dB....

If you're waiting for the #Pinebook Pro then here are the shipping dates:

ISO keyboard units: December 24th ANSI keyboard units: December 31st - January 5th.

Happy Holidays!

Day 2 on FT8 featured a contact with someone 5 miles away on 20m 🤣🤣🤣

Could have used 2m simplex most likely LOL

Made my first FT8 contacts today! Worked a station in Washington State from Maryland! Magical

good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history

"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

see also:

@nonlinear your last few boosts are near and dear to me - I was worried about several amateur radio lists with the shutdown of Yahoo groups but most seem to have moved to I don't want Slack or Discord anywhere near information that matters

I don't operate CW, but I tuned over to the lower portion of the 20m band and WOW there are a TON of people participating in the CW contest this weekend. Probably saw hundreds of stations in a few minutes!

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