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Bee Diary - 2018-05-30 - Venturing into the hive

Well…​ I’ve had better days. It has been three days since I had started my new colony and I was quite excited to see what was going on inside the confines of the box. Going out there I knew in my head what I wanted to look for: eggs …

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Dipping my toe into FT8

There has been a lot of talk, recently, about the new FT8 mode that has recently been included in the WSJT software. It’s very similar to it’s older cousin, JT65, in that it is for weak-signal work but the transmission/reception time has been cut down to 15 …

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Bee Diary: 2018-05-28

Bee hiveEveryone seems happy at the new homestead. It was, however, raining off and on today so it seemed our new lodgers were mostly staying indoors.

I did remove the wedge that was propping the lid open and added a concrete block to the top which will hopefully keep everything together …

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Bee Diary: New Hive

BeeI’ve been toying with the idea of getting bees for a while but with all the moving about I’ve not considered it to be something that was feasible. Well, now that we’ve put down roots I felt that it was the right time to dive in. Thanks …

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A review of ProtonMail

Update (2018-07-25)

Shortly after publishing this original post, many of my concerns were addressed. ProtonMail now supports sending mail that is signed and/or encrypted using OpenPGP. This is a huge benefit to the secure-email community. It is also possible to use your own key which allows me to use …

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How to: Work DX, Talk locally, and other questions of new hams.

A friend of mine recently passed her FCC Technician Amateur Radio exam but has been riddled with questions ever since. I’ve been attempting to help but I fear that I haven’t been able to give adequate time to properly answer some "basic" questions that many new hams have …

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Moving to Pelican

I’ve maintained a blog for the previous ten, or so, years in one form or another. The first iteration was hosted on some platform that I don’t remember followed by WordPress (.com and self-hosted). I’ve grown weary of all the third-party stuff that gets brought in when …

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Ditch All Those Other Messaging Apps: Here's Why You Should Use Signal

Content Security Policy and WordPress

For your protection, I've been working on securing this website with all the proper security HTTP headers. Of course, by running WordPress as the backend, I'm making it easy to manage all the data but making it difficult to manage all the pieces and parts of the system's backend. The …

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NASAR SARTECH II Complete!

National Association for Search and Rescue logoOver the past few months a small group of us from Calvert K9 Search Team (CK9) have been working towards our NASAR SARTECH II certification.  The four of us have been meeting several times a month, in addition to studying at home, to learn lots of material and become proficient …

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