Category: life

  • Montenegro local radio

  • Pota park-to-park!

    This time I was able to set up my station, enjoy sandwich (Ham! Coleslaw! Wholemeal bread!) sitting at a park bench. Better day today! Lots of activity, but lots of QSB. A lot of loud, clear stations running beams, 100W. 20M conditions were good, but signals fading a lot again. Stations from Germany (DL4VER field…

  • Still no dice…

    This is the third day experimenting with my KX3. I’m getting faster at the SOTABEAMS endfed antenna setup and teardown (about 5mins and 3mins). Today there was a lot of QSB. Across 20M and 40M, I heard France (TM16FF, TM14JO, TM14IR), Italy (IQ0RU), Spain (EA7HTE), and Russian language stations. At times they were S +9,…

  • Slow Horses

    If you’re a fan of espionage, thriller, and depictions of farting on-screen, and you’ve not watched Slow Horses, you really should. It’s on the way to winning some awards. Farting included. It’s more The Sandbaggers than James Bond or any of that other nonsense. Highly recommended by me, and Vulture.com.

  • TIL: Swage nuts

    Or: How I Stopped Worrying I’d Break My KX3 and Enjoy Radio (again). I found, what I thought was a design problem with my (new to me) KX3 casing thumbscrews. It’s second hand and I thought maybe the thumbscrew was damaged (1 looks a little brown…rust?). In some, hard to replicate, circumstances one of the…

  • This Week I Learned – Issue 3

    Ross Anderson’s Security Engineering Lectures are online Professor Ross Anderson, of the Security Engineering book, has put his new Security Engineering Lecture videos online. The lectures cover the following topics – who security adversaries are, formal threat models and security policies, banking and payment security, security economics, security psychology (including usability), network security, hardware security,…

  • This week I learned – Issue 2

    By 2050 UX professionals will be 1% of world population In 2017, Jakob Nielsen of NN/g predicted that by 2050, there would be 100 million UX professionals worldwide (aka 1% of the population). God help us, I sincerely hope this is not the case. Book – Human-in-the-loop ML & AI Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning Active learning…

  • Nope

    It started well, it could have been a great result, but no. But what a game. “We’re very good at winning, so we have to be gracious at loosing too.” Andy Farrell. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Halftime 8-12

    Halftime, 8-12. Will the next post be as celebratory? ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค #6nations #IreEng

  • This Week I Learned About – Issue 1

    The Shavian alphabet On Wednesday I saw a Toot in a beautiful script I did not recognise. It looked like this: ๐‘ฃ๐‘ฉ๐‘ค๐‘ด ๐‘ฅ๐‘ฒ ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฑ๐‘ฅ ๐‘ฆ๐‘Ÿ ยท๐‘š๐‘ผ๐‘ฏ๐‘ธ๐‘› Tyers. ๐‘ฒ ๐‘ค๐‘ฒ๐‘’ ยท๐‘œ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฉ๐‘•, ๐‘ฃ๐‘จ๐‘ฅ ๐‘•๐‘จ๐‘ฅ๐‘ข๐‘ฆ๐‘—๐‘ฆ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฏ Tayto ๐‘’๐‘ฎ๐‘ฆ๐‘•๐‘๐‘•. which says Hello my name is Bernard Tyers. I like Guinness, ham sandwiches and Tayto crisps. from the to Shavian…

  • Citrus cake, take 2

    Citrus cake, take 2

    Texture is muuuch better. It needs the full 40 mins. Also being on the bottom ovenย  shelf. It’s a little burned on top, so temperature maybe needs to be 165ยฐ instead of 180ยฐ.

  • Who is doing the work here?

    The advertisements on London Transport seem to be focus on promoting: This advertisement for deliveroo – who is talking here? The language in this ad is mis-communicating the work needed, and who is actually doing the work. It reads like the conversation we’ve all had. Maybe between two people, a couple or housemates, who share…

  • Mixing cooked rice

    Beef bulgogi bibimbap for dinner, one evening in Nagomi Cheltenham. Bibimbap, Korean: ๋น„๋น”๋ฐฅ. The term bibim means “mixing” and bap is cooked rice.

  • Street graffiti, Hanbury Street

  • Collaboration networks graphed.

  • Let the mystery be

    Iris Dement – vocals & guitar Russ Barenberg – guitar Jay Ungar – fiddle Molly Mason – bass Donal Lunny – bouzouki (Do yourself a favour and read the comments.) Let the Mystery Be Iris DeMent Everybody is wondering what and where they all came from Everybody is worrying ’bout Where they’re gonna go when…

  • The Anti-Javascript Javascript Club

    The Anti-Javascript Javascript Club. #fosdem2024 #anti-javascript

  • RIP Ciarรกn the colander

    I’d like to notify you of the death of my good friend and kitchen colleague, Ciarรกn the colander. I first met Ciarรกn in Ikea, Dublin, about 15 years ago. He moved in with us and became a great asset to our kitchen. He then moved with us to London, and spent many years assisting us…

  • The Anglo-Belgian Memorial, also known as Belgian Refugees Memorial, is a war memorial on Victoria Embankment in London, opposite Cleopatra’s Needle. It was a gift from Belgium, as a mark of thanks for assistance given by the UK during the First World War, and in particular for sheltering thousands of Belgian refugees who fled from…