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... #hamradio
@Zoonie I don't, no! But I have a friend who does 🙂 Constructed languages are fun, but Lojban is WAAAAY more geeky than Esperanto (we have 16 digit-words so we can use hexadecimal...). Although the geekiest thing I ever saw was when Esperanto trolls turned up to cause a ruckus in the #lojban channel on IRC. 😆
@xahlee My main criticism is that it really needs a union type. (string, error) return types that are ("", err) in error cases or ("something",nil) in non-error cases get old fast 🙂
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.
Seriously, the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design is worth $15 on its own. This is amazing value.
RAPIDS: Reproducibility in Data Science, a free 1-day conference in London, 19th July: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rapids-2018-reproducibility-and-provenance-in-data-science-tickets-46185840091
Blog post: Pneumatic plumbing in the workshop - includes a video tutorial on connecting flexible hoses! http://www.snell-pym.org.uk/archives/2018/06/18/compressed-air-distribution-in-the-workshop/ / https://youtu.be/pil2wAlPze8
I have designed a new game for the #200wordRPG challenge. See what you think.
It's called 'These are animals'.
@insom It'll hold together :-) At first guess, maybe you need to go a little slower and brace yourself better so it's easier to control?
Problem is, exercise requires levels of motivation and time that stressed folks struggle to find.
They/them. English+Lojban. metalwork, software, electronics, cats, people.
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