I finally saw Back to the Future and oh so that’s where those two memes come from

שבת שלום, and א פרייליכען תשעה באב!

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Tonight I managed my first voice HF radio contact, though it was using someone else’s station and power limits. Still a good experience, and more motivation to finish my own setup and work on my license upgrade.

the salesman at Jaycar asked how on earth I managed to remember the names of the PL259 and SO239 adapters I was buying and it took every bit of self-control I had to not say that it’s on the amateur radio licensing exam 😅

it’s really quite validating to see Microsoft’s support engineers get stumped by the same weird problem that’s had me stumped for years

TIL that you can use netsh (built-in to windows) and then etl2pcap (from Microsoft’s GitHub) to get nice WireShark-friendly packet traces from Windows machines without needing to install anything on the server in question.

I really wish MySQL ROLLBACK would work the same way as MSSQL and fail if there isn’t even a transaction to rollback.

four and a half years.
three conventions.
yet the post-con depression hits just the same.

I have been in an online meeting for seven and a half hours and I am smashed.

simultaneously feeling like I’m not doing enough but also doing too much :/

[BLOG] Installing Two-Way Radios in my Car

This was a fun little project that took months of planning (since I had no idea what I was doing) to add amateur and CB radios to my car:


TIL that “the missile knows where it is because it knows where it isn’t” is actually a thousand-(plus?-)year old concept in Judaism called ידיעת השלילה.


Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach, o ye verse of fedi.

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Ya know how people would switch black and white macbooks keyboards with each other? This mad lot swapped the crane boom of a "Built" and "Charter Hall" cranes

ugh, I spent ages tonight debugging a very opaque and non-sensical YAML deserialisation error before discovering that the real problem was some of the environment variables Kubernetes injected for services clashed with environment variables the app was expecting… 🤦‍♂️

it’s a great day for mongodb to bring down my home network’s management interface :/

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