Mental soundtrack today has been Spin Doctors’ “Turn It Upside Down” (1994), for various subliminal reasons. Feeling kinda bedraggled and alone, wandering between obligations. This album was one of the few salves during my Hell Summer of ’94, where my entire week was accounted for; between two jobs, one summer course, and all the time […]
Today is 18 years in Austin. Long, hard road; long strange trip; yadda-yadda-yadda. I guess it’s pivotal that I closed a dark chapter in my life a few days before the anniversary. The new job is demanding, but I’m not feeling despondent yet, so I guess that’s something. Personally, it’s time to turn some things […]
My tenure at Hostway has come to an end. Long live Hostway. I put in my two weeks notice, then walked away a free man yesterday afternoon. It was a long, tangled, messy 4 years, 5 months, 3 weeks. I learned a lot while there, but the biggest lesson of them all is that I […]
I finally did it. I soldered a pair of PL-259 connectors (screw-on type) onto a 28′ (8m) length of scavenged RG-8 cable. And it works. It really, really works. Of course, they’re really, really dirty. And it took me 2 hours to f’n do it. But it works.
Picked up an RTL-SDR software-defined radio dongle. Because reasons. After an evening of driver hell, I decided today that maybe I should read the quick-start instructions. Gosh, they’re more helpful than I imagined. Finally got the SDRSharp software to recognize the dongle and start tuning and decoding radio. Unfortunately, my poor old laptop is just […]