I'm also into amateur radio, a.k.a #hamradio, and that's where my username comes from: it's my call sign.
I'm glad to be here. This is my first coop membership!
I just discovered that not only can I pin my own lists, but I can pin hashtag searches, too. I'm loving these features!
Game consoles that respect your freedom
...though in most cases they don't. Also this article is mostly about handhelds. They only cover two consoles: the Ouya and the Fuzebox. But the last paragraph has a good point:
"...FLOSS gamers may feel tempted to compromise, as they often do with games, but unless we start getting stricter and demanding what we really want we'll never get it."
Forgot to mention: I made one contact during the Feld Hell Sprint, and at the very end. It's still tough being a QRP station at a time when the sunspot cycle is at a low.
There were no takers when I called CQ using FM Hell 105 or Hell 80. I even tried answering some CQs in FM Hell 105 instead of Feld Hell, but got no takers.
I wonder how many people who participate in these sprints know that all Hell modes are allowed, not just Feld Hell?
Just so everyone knows I've locked up my tablet, which is my main method of accessing Mastodon, for a week. I have other devices,ou may though, so I won't be gone completely, just not as available as you're used to.
Today is the Feld Hell Club's Leprechaun Sprint, from 20:00 to 21:59 UTC. Details here:
Don't forget to read the general Sprint rules, too:
Don't know how successful I'll be, but I plan on using Hell 80, a FSK mode that sends twice as fast as Feld Hell, in addition to Feld Hell and FSK Hell 105. Remember: all Hell modes are permitted.
I love that I can still get the weather forecast via Floodgap's Groundhog on Gopher even after all these years.
For the Gopher-less: http://gopher.floodgap.com/gopher/gw?gopher://gopher.floodgap.com:70/1/groundhog
Oh hey, if you work full time in the US, check and see whether your company/institution has an Employee Assistance Program. Many do, but they aren't always really "advertised" by HR departments.
EAPs can vary a lot in what they offer, but at minimum they can be a way to get inexpensive or free counseling for short-term needs. Others offer things like legal referrals/discounts, financial advice, moving assistance, and all sorts of other things.
(I've no idea if other countries have these; hence the "US" limiter above.)
Silicon Inquiry - https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaliberties/wendy-liu/silicon-inquiry
Interesting story and reflections of a coder, looking back at their time working for Google and then getting consumed as a founder of a tech startup.
Just wanted to share this before signing off. Good night everyone!
- 58 per cent believe they have no influence in the workplace
- 59 per cent feel they have no influence over big business
- 58 per cent feel they have no influence over the economy as a whole"
There is only one way to fix that: #cooperative ownership.
Heard NPR do a story this morning on how 23andMe will let people get genetic tests without a doctor's approval and the benefits from doing so, only briefly covering the possible negative effects.
What NPR didn't mention was that 23andMe is one of their major donors ("Support for NPR comes from..."). And the story definitely sounded like it was ripped straight from a 23andMe press release. #badmedia
Interesting FAIR essay on liberal views among the different generations, the effects of the right-wing media, and how social media allowed left-leaning people to bypass the corporate media gatekeepers.
Social Media and the Rise of the ‘Consistent Liberal’ - https://fair.org/home/social-media-and-the-rise-of-the-consistent-liberal/