So, yeah. Super mixed emotions today. I’m happy and excited about stuff happening in my personal life. Also, terrified and anxious about stuff happening in my personal life. Also, furious and exhausted about stuff happening in the world and my country and in Texas today.

Stay safe out there everyone. It’s a shit show, and we all need a little help sometimes. Other times, we need a lot of help. Reach out if you need help. If you don’t have anyone to reach out to, reach out to me.

The next step is to press the (metaphorical) button that says “build me a bunch of the things I’ve spent the last 8 months of my life designing.” So, ya know… I’m a nervous wreck…

Trick for newest version of Firefox on Linux: Prevent scrollbars from automatically hiding 

Firefox on Linux recently introduced a "feature" that fades out the scrollbar if you don't move your mouse. If you're like me and don't like invisible scrollbars, you can simply deactivate this "feature".

Go to the address bar and type "about:config" (without the quotes, obviously). Agree to be careful. Search for "widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled" and toggle the entry from "true" to "false" by double-clicking it. Just close the about:config tab and you're done. :-)

(Sorry, I had to delete and redraft, since I first got the name of the preference wrong...)

#Firefox #Linux #scrollbars #GTK (boosts OK)

Who in the hell laid out this chip?!

Bottom is a bog standard MicroUSB port. Top is a CH340C USB to UART chip. Why these are not a straight-through set of traces is beyond me.

Anyone have two computers with TQSL installed? I have a Linux machine in the shack running cqrlog and a windows machine inside running log4OM. If like to run TQSL in the shack, but also in the house. Pointers?

One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


We do things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.

Yesterday art the Exploratorium gift shop, science votive candles.

Dentist: "Do you floss daily?"
Me: "Do you backup your data daily?"

Sometimes I feel like Dr. Dolittle.

What the picture doesn’t show is our old kitty, Khloe, laying on the other side of me.

Pictured are our puppers, Kolby, and our younger kitties, Flynn. He thinks I’m cat furniture.

Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

Please boost (or share on Twitter) 🙏

@M0YNG BTW Chris: I might have mentioned Mastodon, the Fediverse, and specifically, on the Ham Radio Workbench podcast lately. So, if you see an influx of new users, that might be why.

1994 #AlbumBowl - Semifinal #1

I hope those that made it to the Hamvention today are having a great time! How are the crowds and the weather? What was coolest thing you saw? 73!

Hi all! I'm happy to be here. Started in Ham Radio as a pandemic hobby. Spend most of my time on #HF checking into #nets and just starting to dabble in #contesting Also play with #FT8. Thanks to @smitty for recommending mastodon on HRWB. #introduction

I'm not saying David Bowie was holding the universe together, but did anyone else notice the simulation really starting to break down right after he died? Just saying... Let's restore from a save point around late 2015, and have an other go, shall we?

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