Monthly Archives: November 2009

Amateur Radio in January's LINUX Journal

I just received the January 2010 issue of LINUX Journal and was surprised to see a penguin with headphones, a microphone, and a amateur radio callsign!  Awesome!  There is a four page article which starts to show the relationship between open source software and amateur radio and how one can benefit from the other.  There are so many options for amateur radio operators within the Linux community and the price is definitely right…  free!

Amateur Radio in January’s LINUX Journal

I just received the January 2010 issue of LINUX Journal and was surprised to see a penguin with headphones, a microphone, and a amateur radio callsign!  Awesome!  There is a four page article which starts to show the relationship between open source software and amateur radio and how one can benefit from the other.  There are so many options for amateur radio operators within the Linux community and the price is definitely right…  free!

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Sparks’ Fedora Project Journal by Eric H Christensen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Interactive National Weather Service provides email and SMS weather bullitens for free.

Still experimental, the Interactive National Weather Service (iNWS) provides solutions to users who want to receive weather information from their mobile devices.  Included in this service is the ability to receive weather bulletins via e-mail or SMS message in real time.  The service continues to get better so I thought I’d pass the word around.

UPDATE: This is only for emergency services personnel and SKYWARN people.

Mutt’s tls_socket_read

Is anyone else getting a “tls_socket_read (A TLS packet with an unexpected length was received.)” error?  I’m seeing this almost constantly when connecting to Gmail via IMAP.  I’ve already filed a bug but I’m trying to do some additional research.

Amateur Radio in next month's Linux Journal

I just pulled down the December version of Linux Journal a couple of minutes ago.  I made it all the way to page 4 and read that next month’s issue would be on Amateur Radio (or at least some portion there of).  I’m excited to see that Amateur Radio and Open Source has been written about together because they do share so many similarities.  Amateur radio operators used to build all their equipment and help mentor each other on developing better communications stations.  Open source software is very similar to that.  While I might not build my transceivers, I do still build many of my antennas which is something I enjoy.  Amateur radio operators, also like OSS developers, are in it to help people and have some fun in the mean time.  Yep, Amateur Radio and OSS… a match made in heaven.

Amateur Radio in next month’s Linux Journal

I just pulled down the December version of Linux Journal a couple of minutes ago.  I made it all the way to page 4 and read that next month’s issue would be on Amateur Radio (or at least some portion there of).  I’m excited to see that Amateur Radio and Open Source has been written about together because they do share so many similarities.  Amateur radio operators used to build all their equipment and help mentor each other on developing better communications stations.  Open source software is very similar to that.  While I might not build my transceivers, I do still build many of my antennas which is something I enjoy.  Amateur radio operators, also like OSS developers, are in it to help people and have some fun in the mean time.  Yep, Amateur Radio and OSS… a match made in heaven.