Our 1960s “Intercom”

I'm a ham radio operator (WA6SWR among other calls). I got my licens in,  I think, 1961. While I had HF radios, VHF is what always interested me. While some people got excited about talking to people around the world, I primarily wanted to communicate with people I could also visit. Like so many in Los Angeles at the time, I gravitated toward the two meter [...]

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Getting Organized with Trello

Ages ago I was organized on an imitation Palm Pilot. (I forget the brand but it was basically a cheap clone.) Well, we have all moved beyond that. The other important buzzword [...]

Python and Flask

I have a project that needs a small internal web site. It's only going to be about a dozen pages, mostly static. There will be a few forms and one page that displays dynamic [...]

Why Block Facebook?

Some time ago I decided I no longer wanted Facebook in my life. By that, I both no longer wanted to participate and I no longer wanted Mark Zuckerberg profiting from my life. [...]

More on my PV “UPS”

samlex
The system has been working great so this post is a bit more on the details and a bit more about how it works. The photo is of the Samlex EVO-2224 inverter/charger which is [...]

Keybase

I have been playing with keybase and find it useful. If you are a Linux person, it is worth taking a look at now. If you use Windoze I suggest you wait a while as the Windoze [...]

PV-powered UPS

Solar Panels
Well, that's sorta what it is. Here are the pieces I started with: Four 280W PV panels left over from another project A Bed and Breakfast that needs some reliable [...]

Why Are Images Appearing Twice?

rabbit
The short answer is, "no idea". But, I will figure it out. This is a theme I have never used. It is supposed to be HTML5 and CSS3 compliant. Maybe it is but something is [...]

When You Have a Long Day …

steak
Back before I started working for myself, I had a few "corporate" jobs. Some times I would leave work in the hopes that I would not have to make any more decisions until the [...]

Entertainment for Grandma

Cat's Cradle
I don't remember when grandma got her TV but I would guess around 1960. I would sometimes go to her house with my mother but I never remember seeing the TV turned on. Besides [...]

We’re Up

I have been thinking about the right tool for this site for all too long. There are lots of choices but, for the most part, the differences are not important. If anything, I [...]