Deleting Facebook

Well, sort of. I’ll still be using Messenger, and I’ll eventually post links to stuff I write here, but…

I’m deleting Facebook.

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Leave a comment

My notes on the TYT MD-2017

  1. The programming cable is just a passive device. This means the radio must be connected to the cable and turned on before your computer will be aware of the connection.
  2. The programming software (“CPS”) is included with the firmware updates at www.tyt888.com.
  3. TYT is really fond of RAR files, so you’ll need something like 7-Zip or WinRAR.

UPDATE: I got everything working and talking on a local DMR repeater. I’ll post more when I feel up to it tomorrow.

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Tagged | Comments Off on My notes on the TYT MD-2017

FT-70R Battery Problems? Update the firmware…

Apparently the firmware on the Yaesu FT-70R has problems reading or charging the battery or something like that. Update the firmware here.

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Tagged | Comments Off on FT-70R Battery Problems? Update the firmware…

Linux USB ports wandering all over the place? Here’s a way to pin them down.

I was tired of hunting down my USB serial devices on every reboot, so I found this link and solved the problem.

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Linux USB ports wandering all over the place? Here’s a way to pin them down.

Fight for the Future!

Just a friendly reminder that our rights in the US of A on the Internet are under attack. Fight for the future.

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Comments Off on Fight for the Future!

FCC Field Offices

Need the phone number for your FCC field office? This is probably your best bet.

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Tagged | Comments Off on FCC Field Offices

The Coffee Brewing Institute: Setting the Stage for Specialty Coffee | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

I had no idea coffee was so sciencey…

Source: The Coffee Brewing Institute: Setting the Stage for Specialty Coffee | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Comments Off on The Coffee Brewing Institute: Setting the Stage for Specialty Coffee | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

We Refuse To Accept a Fascist America

I’ve signed and I’m ready to volunteer.

Trump must be stopped. Not in four years, but beginning now. Our aim must be not just to survive but to defeat his attempt to impose a fascist America on the world. This utterly illegitimate racist, misogynist, and chauvinist has already unleashed something very ugly in the society and he isn’t even in office yet; the actual consolidation of his regime would threaten true catastrophe for people all over the world.

Source: We Refuse To Accept a Fascist America

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Comments Off on We Refuse To Accept a Fascist America

Yay! I’m Back!

After pulling my hair out with differing MySQL versions between Debian 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, AWU is once again online. I got lots of help from this page about turning on debugging in WordPress. The official WordPress docs on debugging are here.

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Tagged | Comments Off on Yay! I’m Back!

The Chickens Are Home To Roost

You get Donald J. Trump when your society (or a large chunk of it) insists that men aren’t men unless they are bullies and predators. When it glorifies power as the sole measure of success.

We’ve had this for centuries. Non-whites have been pushed down, oppressed. Women have been oppressed. Education has been belittled.

Mr. Trump is finally being seen as a predator, and this has been our ideal of the successful man. It’s not just about sexual advances, but about power. Our worship of blind power leads to the strong few destroying the masses, and we will worship them for it.

Men, I ask you, is this really what you want?

Posted in Use the tags, Luke! --> | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Chickens Are Home To Roost