How I do my computing


There’s an abundance of posts on this matter, so I thought I’d join the party. Hardware Workstations I have a small stack of laptops which are used for 99% of my computing. These are: ThinkPad T460p ThinkPad X1C7 ThinkPad X220 ThinkPad X200 One or two of the X220 and X200 are usually out on loan to people at any given time. The T460p is what I use almost all the time; the X1C7 belongs to my employer and is used for work purposes.…
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Building Hugo sites with Sourcehut


As a first post to flesh out this new blog, I thought I’d write a little about how I’ve generated it. I have two repositories on Sourcehut, a Git and Mercurial forge I quite like. There’s a separate repository for the Hugo source and the final public repository, and I have a simple build.yml: image: debian/buster sources: - git@git.sr.ht:~tjg/tjg.sh-hugo - git@git.sr.ht:~tjg/tjg.sh-public secrets: - some-secret-uuid-blah-blah-blah tasks: - fetch-package: sudo apt -y install hugo - hugo: cd tjg.…
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Getting started with the D868UV


I just bought a handheld transceiver to go along with my base station, the Yaesu FT-857. After my past experiences with a cheap Baofeng (my first radio, never had a QSO on it!), I was looking for something good quality. The Rig I decided on the AnyTone AT-D868UV, a DMR and Analogue dual-bander with GPS and digi-APRS features, and as a bonus fairly cheap from ML&S. This should work pretty nicely for me, since I have very nearly literal line of sight to a cluster of DMR, APRS, and 70cm analogue voice repeaters at Madingley.…
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