I showed that simple dialog for my audio streams as a simple lead-up to my main project this weekend: creating a dialog-based frontend to launching rigctld. I've still got some work to do, but I've got the hardest part done: taking the list of rigs from the output of "rigctl -l" and turning it into a menu where the user can select the rig. It will even offer to stop rigctld if it's already running before starting a new instance.
I forgot to provide a screenshot of the menu I made of the audio streams in my database yesterday, so here it is. I'm sure the SDF folks will appreciate which stream is currently selected.
I've really come to like the desktop wiki software Zim for writing up notes and articles for my own use, both at home and at work. Underneath it's all text files and folders/directories, but as shown in these two screenshots Zim does a nice job of rendering. It can also export articles to HTML (with 6 built-in templates), MHTML, Markdown, LaTeX, and RST.
One thing I worked on during my time away from the Fediverse is setting up Nagios here at home, after spending a lot of time with it at work. I've got the basic services I want, but there's key differences between my setup here and what I do at work:
- I use NetBSD instead of Linux
- I use lighttpd instead of Apache
- I use #IPv6 instead of IPv4, with unique local addresses so nothing goes beyond my own LAN
All right, Fediverse cat lovers, I want to settle this once and for all.
Up to this point I've been calling #PartManxFreyja a tortiseshell tabby, or tortie, because while she has some white fur it's not the majority of her fur, so I haven't been calling her coat calico.
But I showed pictures of her at work to one of my coworkers and ze said that Freyja was a calico. Ze may be right.
Here's a picture that shows most of Freyja's white fur, along with two I took today just because. Thoughts?
After months of thinking about it, even before I moved to Illinois when I lived in an apartment with carpet, I finally got some area rugs on Sunday night. The first picture is of the one in the living room, the second in my bedroom.
As a bonus the second picture has #PartManxFreyja in it. She definitely approves of both rugs.
DIY VoIP update
Figured out the audio inputs I need to unmute and turn up to get audio into the sound card for my NetBSD desktop. Since I'm using the connectors on the front of the tower, it's inputs.record2 and inputs.reclvl2 that I need to unmute and turn up. The output is on outputs.master18.
The picture shows what I'm using to get audio to/from my head. It uses a TRRS 3.5mm phone plug, so I have an adapter to split that for the separate mic input & phone output on the desktop's front.
I know she probably shouldn't have them, but one of Freyja's favorite toys is rubber bands. She got into a bag I'd carelessly left open in my computer/radio room.
These are also the first pictures I've taken with my DSLR since I moved here. I thought I'd left it in PA but it turns out I didn't.
Freyja loves this spot, but the reset button is right next to her front left paw.
She did eventually get up and hit the button. This is why putting power & reset buttons on the top is a mistake.
Of course I still love her even if she does reset my computer now and then.
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