Assembled the 2m/70cm antenna that's been kicking around at Cheltenham Hackspace, and got a good signal report from a radio amateur 17km away - with the antenna held halfway out of a window and, we later found, not properly assembled (SWR was 1.2:1); when we put it together right we got a 1:1 SWR - so when we get it mounted on the roof, we should have pretty good reception across much of Gloucestershire! APRS digipeater/iGate is definitely on the cards...

If you like tabletop games of any kind, and/or you're an aspiring game designer, then this Humble Bundle is an absolute essential purchase and if you don't back it at the $15 level then you are a fool.
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Seriously, the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design is worth $15 on its own. This is amazing value.

Woohoo! In a huge victory, the European Parliament has voted 318-278 against and —the disastrous and copyright proposals. That means we’re close to stopping these terrible proposals—and we’re gaining momentum.

BREAKING: In a huge victory, the European Parliament has voted 318-278 against and —the disastrous and copyright proposals.

That means we’re close to stopping these terrible proposals—and we’re gaining momentum.

I have designed a new game for the #200wordRPG challenge. See what you think.

It's called 'These are animals'.

Today was my first day of work with my office warmed by my home-made rocket mass heater or, as I like to call it, the Mr Redox Home Energy Reactor!

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