For What its worth

  • Posting to a Mastodon Instance From Opensimulator

    Posting to a Mastodon Instance From Opensimulator

    So, Neal Stephenson appears to be fascinated with #VirtualReality. When I’ve read “Snowcrash” and now “Fall or Dodge in Hell,” I also get fascinated with it as well and install my own instance of #opensimulator. I’ve been playing with writing a script that when touching an object will prompt me to write a message that […]

  • Amateur Call Sign Information

    Amateur Call Sign Information

    While working on software I discovered a nice website that returns #hamradio call information in html, text, XML and json. I’ve been able to make a call in my software that consumes the json output to identify call signs that I don’t already know. Here are some examples of the different API Calls that can […]

  • Almost home

    Almost home

    After a wonderful 10 days in Amsterdam and Cologne, we are in Minneapolis about an hour from home.

  • Help! My Winlink Packet Session Froze Because My Port Was Wrong!

    Help! My Winlink Packet Session Froze Because My Port Was Wrong!

    Recently, in the middle of a meeting/demo of Winlink, as we started to show the people in my organization how the Winlink Packet FM worked I started a session and found that since my port was incorrect in the setup Winlink froze and wouldn’t time out. Usually this happens after I’ve had a previous successful […]

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  • Reflection on Matthew 5:1

    Reflection on Matthew 5:1

    Each week members at St. Andrews write Justice reflections on the Gospel for the week. This week was mine. When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; Matt 5:1a It’s about perspective. Instead of going up the mountain to look away from the world to see God more clearly, turn around, and view […]

  • iCal link to slow CW Nets

    iCal link to slow CW Nets

    Adding this because I might be interested in these events! This is a public ical link to a calendar I maintain to track events (nets, etc) that might be of interest to AmateurRadio operators who are looking for Slow Speed MorseCode events. Please boost if any of your followers are hams learning (or willing to […]

  • OpenAI Chat and Existential Angst

    OpenAI Chat and Existential Angst

    So I decided to take a look at this OpenAI chat thing that has been writing essays for school children and older “children” as well. In particular I saw an essay today about how teachers can foil ChatGPT. Out of curiosity I created an account and logged in. So. What question does one ask while […]

  • Reflection on Advent 4 2022 – Matthew 1:19,20

    Reflection on Advent 4 2022 – Matthew 1:19,20

    Then Joseph, her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream… Matthew 1:19,20 She was pregnant and, apparently, Joseph had a pretty good […]

  • Luke 19:1-10

    Luke 19:1-10

    Usually along a parade route it’s the kids who climb trees, sit on shoulders or squeeze between legs to see. They scurry along the route looking for a wall, a lamp post or a tree to climb in order to see and instead of politely sitting in their comfy lawn chairs and clapping they are […]