I've achieved the Worked All States (WAS) award, making a contact with a station in each of the 50 states in the US. I'd honestly not thought I'd achieve this (or any other) award for #hamradio operations, so this was a real treat. I'm only 3 contacts away from my WAS Digital Modes award and 5 from my WAS FT8 Only award, and maybe 45 from reaching the DX Century Club. Modern digital modes are a total revelation.
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I just came here from a casual web search. Do we have to make this a relationship?
Moxie’s analysis of web3 is very interesting and rather revealing. It is puzzling why so many people (want to) believe that it’s “the next big thing” when there are such fundamental and basic issues. Definitely recommended read:
"In British Columbia, Canada, right now, a different vision is unfolding: one climate emergency following in the wake of another, indeed made possible by the previous disaster, and in a prosperous, modern, well-governed corner of the global north, absolutely overwhelming local infrastructure and the capacity of public officials and local bureaucracy to manage the crisis."
"You should rewrite it in Rust" they say. Meanwhile...
There's a world-wide 24h JS8 party starting 2021-11-13 at 19 UTC, with some special "party games" on 80 m on Saturday evening (mostly for central Europe). See https://www.delta25.de/js8 .
Some of you might be interested in CookLang, a recipe markup language. https://cooklang.org/
website made by someone who describes themself as "a dipshit who doesn't know how to use computers" and hosted on a raspberry pi or some random VPS: loads instantly, well designed, easy to navigate
website made by fortune 500 company, with teams of designers, programmers, and servers in 8 countries: takes a full minute to load, layout shifting around the whole time, breaks if you have 1 browser add-on, the page you want can only be accessed via a third party search engine, gets worse every year
"Mastodon's Founder Says Trump's New Social Network Is Just Mastodon"
Andrew Yang on premium mediocre
Good insight into figuring out that you're not cis: https://aninjusticemag.com/am-i-trans-a-roadmap-to-figuring-out-the-toughest-question-7bb0e809a32d
Written by a trans woman, so, more examples from that direction, but I'd recommend it to anyone who feels "as if their gender were a pair of wet socks that they could never quite find a way to take off".
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