Saturday, April 14, 2007


Animation worth watching.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Entertainment of Personal Destruction

Don Imus has been around a long time. I remember thinking he was not to my taste when I was in college radio more than 30 years ago.

Now he insults a group of girls who have made something of themselves. I assume they are talented and dedicated to have made it to the Finals, and I know next to nothing about basketball. His unforgettable comments are racist and sexist, based on stereotypes. How does he make the world a better place? He is nothing but a vandal, breaking for fun.

Goodbye to bad rubbish.

Monday, April 09, 2007


APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) is a Ham Radio network of locator beacons, often tied to GPS receivers. A GPS receiver is connected to a ham radio that sends a digital signal on a particular frequency. The signal is picked up by other ham radio receivers as a reported position. Some of the receivers serve as gateways to servers on the internet.

The beacon may be fixed, it may be in a vehicle, or a back-pack. It may transmit data from an amateur weather station, or a government weather station.

I have been getting into this, and have a GPS receiver that I connect to a laptop computer connected to the internet. I have not yet got to connecting it to a radio, but I can "beacon" to the internet server.

Look for me at home or in the car.

My call sign is KA2CQQ. I hope to have the mobile beacon active soon.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Word

The word for the year, 2009, will be ...


That is, if we still live in a democracy.