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Plover
Plover (rhymes with "hover") is a free, open source stenography engine.
keyboard  optimization  stenography  typing  steno 
5 days ago
exa · a modern replacement for ls
You list files hundreds of times a day. Why spend your time squinting at black and white text?

exa is an improved file lister with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git.
cli  linux  terminal  customisation  customization  ls 
5 days ago
Crap4j Home
Crap4j is a Java implementation of the CRAP (Change Risk Analysis and Predictions) software metric – a mildly offensive metric name to help protect you from truly offensive code.

The CRAP metric combines cyclomatic complexity and code coverage from automated tests (e.g. JUnit tests) to help you identify code that might be particularly difficult to understand, test, or maintain – the kind of code that makes developers say: “This is crap!” or, if they are stuck maintaining it, “Oh, crap!”.
java  testing  quality  coding 
13 days ago
Sysadmin/Apprentices - GNOME Wiki!
One of the main obstacles we always had with the SysadminTeam has always been the lack of man power. Welcoming someone into the team meant trusting someone well enough to grant administrative privileges with all the consequences that takes in. Additionally even in the case we trusted the person who was applying for the role the training period was going to cost more time to an existing team member than it could afford in terms of time and things that could have been accomplished while at it with a direct benefit of the GNOME Project and Community.

Another problem that arose in the past has been our Puppet repository being completely private as it was storing certificates, passwords and other sensitive information we wouldn't want to make public.

With the advent of FreeIPA and more fine-grained permissions and the deployment of hiera-eyaml-gpg (and the migration of other sensitive information away from the Puppet repository itself) for external lookups of passwords, salts and other keys we are glad to announce the GNOME Infrastructure Apprentice Group.
gnome  volunteering  opensource  delegation  apprentice  projects 
13 days ago
Neewer | Photographic Equipment and Accessories for Professionals, Musicians, and Amateur Photographers |
Pro quality at amateur prices means you don’t have to pay high-end prices to get high-end equipment.
photography  equipment  shopping 
13 days ago
iSH
iSH is a project to get a Linux shell environment running locally on your iOS device, using a usermode x86 emulator.

iSH running on an iPad
iSH gives you the ability to run Linux applications and programs on iOS.
linux  emulation  ios  shell 
13 days ago
GitHub - fcambus/spleen: Monospaced bitmap fonts
Spleen is a monospaced bitmap font available in 5 sizes:

5x8
8x16
12x24
16x32
32x64
Each size is provided in the Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF), and in the .dfont format for Macintosh users.

All font sizes contain all ISO/IEC 8859-1 characters, except for the 5x8 version which only contains printable ASCII characters due to character size constraints.

The font name is a reference to Baudelaire.
fonts  terminal  monospaced  monospace  typeface  bitmap 
13 days ago
Why Women Are Flourishing In R Community But Lagging In Python - home
There is a general understanding in the world of data and coding that the R community is impressively welcoming and inclusive of women. Python does not necessarily have a reputation for being exclusive, but we do not often hear accolades of its inclusivity either. In this article, I compare numbers of users in the R and Python communities. I also compare statistics on the respective women’s meetup organizations for each language: R-Ladies and PyLadies.
diversity  inclusion  women  python  r 
15 days ago
Fliqlo - The Flip Clock Screensaver
Fliqlo for Mac/Windows is a clock screensaver that allows you to make your desktop/laptop screen look like a flip clock. Thanks to its visibility, you can read the time even from a distance.
mac  screensaver  macos  flipclock  splitflap 
17 days ago
Flywire Circuits at the Next Level | Hackaday
The technique of assembling circuits without substrate goes by many names; you may know it as flywiring, deadbugging, point to point wiring, or freeform circuits. Sometimes this technique is used for practical purposes like fixing design errors post-production or escaping tiny BGA components (ok, that one might be more cool than practical). Perhaps our favorite use is to create art, and [Mohit Bhoite] is an absolute genius of the form. He’s so prolific that it’s difficult to point to a particular one of his projects as an exemplar, though he has a dusty blog we might recommend digging through [Mohit]’s Twitter feed and marveling at the intricate works of LEDs and precision-bent brass he produces with impressive regularity.
art  sculpture  electronics  circuit  circuits 
20 days ago
Maintenance and Care
A working guide to the repair of rust, dust, cracks, and corrupted code in our cities, our homes, and our social relations.
cities  repair  care  writing 
21 days ago
Daniel S. Standage
The purpose of this post is not to convince you that testing is an important professional obligation. If writing software is your daily bread, then this should already be a given. If, instead, you're a scientist or researcher that finds themself spending an increasing amount of time dabbling in code, think of testing as the positive and negative controls you design to ensure your experimental results are reliable. It's just not something you can compromise on without threatening the integrity of the entire process. (Note: you're likely engaged in some amount of testing already! If you execute code and evaluate its behavior or compare a result against your expectations, that's testing. Good for you!)

Rather, the purpose of this post is to persuade you that you can and probably should be testing more frequently and more comprehensively, and that automation is your friend. I discuss some of the concepts and strategies that make testing effective and that make it possible to test frequently without becoming overwhelmed. Perhaps, you too may come to more fully appreciate the joy and art of automated testing! :-)
testing  automation  coding  advice 
22 days ago
ryanries/SharpTLSScan: Scans servers for supported SSL and TLS versions and cipher suites. Also checks the server's certificate. Supports SSLv2 - TLSv1.2.
This application scans a server to see what versions of SSL and TLS it supports, and which cipher suites.

It is very similar to a program named sslscan (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sslscan/) and sslscan-win (http://code.google.com/p/sslscan-win/) but those programs had not been updated in 5 years, and thus did not support TLS 1.1 or 1.2, which is why I wrote this tool.
ssl  tls  scan  testing  server  servers 
22 days ago
Front page - The Evryscope
The Evryscope (“wide-seer”) is an array of telescopes pointed at every part of the accessible sky simultaneously and continuously, together forming a gigapixel-scale telescope monitoring an overlapping 8,000 square degree field every 2 minutes.
telescope  array  astronomy 
29 days ago
Performance Co-Pilot
Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) is a framework and services to support system-level performance monitoring and performance management.
The architecture and services are most attractive for those seeking centralized monitoring of distributed processing (e.g. in a cluster or webserver farm environment), or on large systems with lots of moving parts. However some of the features of PCP are also useful for hard performance problems on smaller system configurations.
monitoring  performance  distributed  cluster 
5 weeks ago
Heavens-Above
Database of satellite positions and brightness, including sky charts.
database  satellite  sky  brightness  astronomy  stars  satellites 
5 weeks ago
Infrastructure & Application Monitoring | Check_MK
Best-in-class infrastructure & application monitoring
nagios  monitoring  snmp  agent 
5 weeks ago
Zammad Community | Home & Download
Zammad is a web-based, open source user support/ticketing solution.
helpdesk  linux  opensource  support 
5 weeks ago
Zabbix :: The Enterprise-Class Open Source Network Monitoring Solution
Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution.

Zabbix is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. Zabbix uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows a fast reaction to server problems. Zabbix offers excellent reporting and data visualisation features based on the stored data. This makes Zabbix ideal for capacity planning.

Zabbix supports both polling and trapping. All Zabbix reports and statistics, as well as configuration parameters, are accessed through a web-based frontend. A web-based frontend ensures that the status of your network and the health of your servers can be assessed from any location. Properly configured, Zabbix can play an important role in monitoring IT infrastructure. This is equally true for small organisations with a few servers and for large companies with a multitude of servers.
monitoring  opensource 
5 weeks ago
Icinga – Open Source Monitoring
Icinga 2 is an open source monitoring system which checks the availability of your network resources, notifies users of outages and generates performance data for reporting.

Scalable and extensible, Icinga 2 can monitor large, complex environments across multiple locations.
opensource  monitoring 
5 weeks ago
Aphelis
An iconographic and text archive related to communication, technology and art.
Aphelis is an archive of items related to communication, technology and art. It also acts as a research blog about the loose ends of the ideals of community
blog  communication  sf  community  longreads  toread 
6 weeks ago
E-Maculation: All About Macintosh Emulation [E-Maculation wiki]
E-Maculation is dedicated to emulation of the classic Macintosh computer in Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. This is possible through the use of emulators such as SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac, Qemu and PearPC.
reference  macintosh  apple  emulation  sheepshaver 
7 weeks ago
GitHub - google/python-fire: Python Fire is a library for automatically generating command line interfaces (CLIs) from absolutely any Python object.
Python Fire is a library for automatically generating command line interfaces (CLIs) from absolutely any Python object.
python  cli  commandline  github 
7 weeks ago
GMAT Wiki Home - GMAT Wiki - GMAT
Do you want to go to Mars but don't know when to leave or how much to bring?   Do you want to land something on the moon?  The General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) is an open-source space mission analysis tool to answer just those  types of questions.  GMAT is developed by a team of NASA, private industry,  public, and private contributors. GMAT is intended both for real-world engineering design studies and as a tool for education and public engagement in the spirit of the NASA Charter.
space  nasa  cmat  mission  software  opensource 
7 weeks ago
MINIFIGS.ME
We make custom minifigures with original designs printed on genuine LEGO parts
lego  minifigs  gifts  shopping  custom 
7 weeks ago
Make a Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator Project | NASA/JPL Edu
Have you ever wondered when the next full moon will be? How about the first quarter moon? Now you can have all the dates and times for all the moon phases for the year at your fingertips by building your own Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator!
nasa  moon  phases  phase  volvelle  volvelles 
7 weeks ago
DotShare.it
DotShare is the attempted solution to all of the sporadic "Post your X configs!" threads on various distro's forums. Moving all of those threads to one central location, people can follow and get updates from users who often post configs they like or share their tastes in setups. In the end making it much easier to find what interests them and the new cool things people are coming up with.
dotfiles  customisation  customization  *nix  linux  config  sharing 
7 weeks ago
Fold N Fly ✈
A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions.
database  databases  paper  aeroplane  airplane  airplanes  instructions  howto 
7 weeks ago
CollectingCandy.com | A pop-culture celebration of confection – its packaging, history, marketing, and the people behind it all.
CollectingCandy.com A pop-culture celebration of confection – its packaging, history, marketing, and the people behind it all.
blogs  collection  collections  candy  lollies  wtiif 
7 weeks ago
Ultimate Writer: an Open Digital Typewriter
TL;DR: A digital typewriter based on a Raspberry Pi and an E-Ink screen. The code/build instructions are available on GitHub.
raspberrypi  e-ink  display  typewriter  editing 
7 weeks ago
KnitYak
All of our knit items are computationally generated. The scarves are coded, knit on an industrial knitting machine and hand finished, all in Seattle, WA. Some code is open source and coded by third parties, and is noted in the item description.
art  clothing  knitting  machine  mac  shopping  gifts 
7 weeks ago
Moving efficiently in the CLI
I'm tired of pounding on the arrow keys when moving in the command line, but I keep on forgetting the keyboard shorcuts that would help me move more efficiently, so here's a simple diagram in a flashcard format for future reference!
terminal  commandline  cli  shortcuts 
8 weeks ago
Computing comfortably at 30,000 feet
Flying on commercial airlines can often be a bit stressful for both our minds and bodies. Flights can also be a nice time to get some work done, but the ergonomics tends to be pretty awful. You need to tilt your head forward, probably slouch your back, while simultaneously probably putting your wrists at funny angles. So, the proposed usage embedded in the name "laptop" seems to be inadvisable.

laptop positions with bad ergonomics

Image from "The Adaptive Laptop". October, 2001. Timothy Griffin

I'm writing this while on a flight to St. Louis, to attend ICFP 2018. Thankfully, I've figured out a pretty decent way to compute comfortably while flying!
flying  planes  ergonomics  ergonomic  laptop 
9 weeks ago
Real Time Lightning Map :: LightningMaps.org
"Blitzortung.org" is a lightning detection network for locating electromagnetic discharges in the atmosphere (lightning discharges) with VLF receivers based on the time of arrival (TOA) and time of group arrival (TOGA) method. We are a community of station operators who send their data to the computing servers, programmers who develop and/or implement algorithms for locating and visualizing of sferic positions, and people who assist in any way to keep the system running. There is no restriction on membership. All people who keep the network in operation are volunteers. There are no fees, terms and conditions, and no contracts. If a station stops pooling its data, the server stops providing the access to the raw data for the user of that station.

The network consists of more than 500 lightning receivers and some central processing servers. The sources of the signals we locate are in general lightning discharges. The abbreviation VLF (Very Low Frequency) refers to the frequency range of 3 to 30 kHz. The receiving stations approximately record one millisecond of each signal with a sampling rate of more than 500 kHz. With the help of GPS receivers, the arrival times of the signals are registered with microsecond precision and sent over the Internet to our central processing servers. Every data sentence contains the precise time of arrival of the received lightning discharge impulse ("sferic") and the exact geographic position of the receiver. With this information from several stations the exact positions of the discharges are computed.

The aim of the project is to establish a low budget lightning location network with a high number of stations. The price for the hardware currently is less than 300 Euro. The sferic positions are free accessible in raw format for all users that transmit their data to our servers. The station owners can use the raw data for all non-commercial purposes. The lightning activity is additionally displayed at our website on several public maps in real-time. The average delay is between 3 and 20 seconds depending on the load of our servers.

For the recording of the signals we have developed a special detector. This consists of several amplifiers and a digital part for processing and forwarding of data to our central processing server. To keep the cost of potential participants as low as possible, the participants should try to get as much as possible of the necessary electronic parts from local providers.
lightning  maps  map  weather  community  science  radio  projects 
10 weeks ago
acschaefer/worldlight: Dynamic wallpaper for Raspberry Pi showing day and night regions on the globe
This repository contains all files necessary to set up a dynamic desktop background on Raspbian Jessie. The desktop background shows an image of the globe and how it is currently illuminated by the sun.
raspberrypi  timezone  map  globe  sun 
10 weeks ago
Chroma.js Color Scale Helper
This chroma.js-powered tool is here to help us mastering multi-hued, multi-stops color scales.
color  colour  scale  visualization  visualisation 
10 weeks ago
Color Oracle
Color Oracle is a free color blindness simulator for Windows, Mac and Linux. It takes the guesswork out of designing for color blindness by showing you in real time what people with common color vision impairments will see.
color  colour  blindness  simulation  simulator  accessibility 
10 weeks ago
Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments
The ubiquitous appearance of imaginary instruments in these diverse cultural, historic, and symbolic forms suggests something of the enduring fascination they excite. Like Borges’ dragon, they are “necessary monsters”: we cannot say exactly what they mean, and yet they transfix our minds with powerful symbolic energies and hints of possibilities which we ourselves can only gropingly intuit. We hope that our little museum conveys something of the joy and wonder we experienced in collecting these remarkable artifacts.
museum  collection  imaginary  imagination  instruments  music  musical  instrument  collections 
10 weeks ago
Roxy Paine
Over the years, Paine's work has evolved into a trajectory of several overlapping wavelengths: machines, fields, fungus and weeds, specimen cases, dendroids and, most recently, dioramas.
art  installation  sculpture  kinetic  artists 
11 weeks ago
Glowing mercury thyratrons: inside a 1940s Teletype switching power supply
The power supply is interesting, since it is an early switching power supply. (I realize it's controversial to call this a switching power supply, but I don't see a good reason to exclude it.) While switching power supplies are ubiquitous now (due to cheap high-voltage transistors), they were unusual in the 1940s. The REC-30 is very large—over 100 pounds—compared to about 10 ounces for a MacBook power supply, demonstrating the amazing improvements in power supplies since the 1940s. In this blog post, I take a look inside the power supply, discuss how it works, and contrast it with a MacBook power supply.
electronics  history  power  charging  psu 
12 weeks ago
So You Want to Read... A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres
Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of fiction, which is why it feels constraining to have only two categories for all these tales. That’s why we’re drilling down into the subgenres: to give you a starting point for venturing beyond the broad definitions of SF/F. These reading guides are by no means exhaustive — if you have suggestions, please add them in the comments! Check back on this page as we continue to dive deeper into the wide, weird world of sci-fi and fantasy subgenres.
reading  suggestions  sf  books  toread 
12 weeks ago
The Bro Network Security Monitor
Bro is a powerful network analysis framework that is much different from the typical IDS you may know.
bro  ids  network  detection 
12 weeks ago
rOpenSci | Tesseract and Magick: High Quality OCR in R
Last week we released an update of the tesseract package to CRAN. This package provides R bindings to Google’s OCR library Tesseract.
ocr  r  scanning 
12 weeks ago
Flu Near You
Created by epidemiologists at Harvard, Boston Children's Hospital and The Skoll Global Threats Fund, Flu Near You relies on voluntary participation from the general public, asking you to take a few seconds each week to report if you or your family members have been healthy or sick.

We analyze thousands of reports and map them to generate local and national views of influenza-like illness, providing public health officials and researchers with real-time, anonymous information that could help prevent the next pandemic.
flu  epidemiology  web  crowdsourcing 
12 weeks ago
Lanyard Lifter - Conference badge height adjuster by unixbigot - Thingiverse
Does your conference badge dangle in your lap when you sit? Do does your badge hang so low that people must stare at your navel (or worse, lower) to read your name?

This gadget slips over your lanyard ribbons and winds up excess length, allowing you to shorten the lanyard, but still easily take your lanyard off over your head (the device will unwind with a gentle pull).
3dprinting  lanyard  conferences  conference 
12 weeks ago
GitHub - lennartkoopmann/nzyme: Nzyme collects 802.11 management frames directly from the air and sends them to a Graylog (Open Source log management) setup for WiFi IDS, monitoring, and incident response. It only needs a JVM and a WiFi adapter that suppo
Nzyme collects 802.11 management frames directly from the air and sends them to a Graylog (Open Source log management) setup for WiFi IDS, monitoring, and incident response. It only needs a JVM and a WiFi adapter that supports monitor mode.
wifi  monitoring  java  graylog  logging 
12 weeks ago
NeverSSL - helping you get online
neverssl.com will never use SSL (also known as TLS). No encryption, no strong authentication, no HSTS, no HTTP/2.0, just plain old unencrypted HTTP and forever stuck in the dark ages of internet security.

Why?

Normally, that's a bad idea. You should always use SSL and secure encryption when possible. In fact, it's such a bad idea that most websites are now using https by default.

And that's great, but it also means that if you're relying on poorly-behaved wifi networks, it can be hard to get online. Secure browsers and websites using https make it impossible for those wifi networks to send you to a login or payment page. Basically, those networks can't tap into your connection just like attackers can't. Modern browsers are so good that they can remember when a website supports encryption and even if you type in the website name, they'll use https.
ssl  web 
12 weeks ago
Scientist Publishes A List Of Known Harassers in Academia | WCAI
Julie Libarkin has taken on the challenge of creating a database of harassers. She’s a professor at Michigan State University and she heads the Geocognition Research Laboratory. She’s compiled a list of some 700 cases of sexual misconduct in academia.

Libarkin has made the database publicly available and it's sparking specific calls for funding agencies and professional organizations to stop supporting and promoting sexual abusers.
academia  sexism  abuse 
12 weeks ago
[1805.09963] Choose Your Own Adventure: Developing A Values-Oriented Framework for Your Career
We've all heard how academia evaluates our work: papers, papers, and... more papers. While academic publishing is an essential part of disseminating research results, it is only one activity amongst many that make up a career (or for that matter, a life). The following essay is based on an invited talk for the NSF AAPF Symposium, given at the 2018 Winter AAS Meeting. Here, as in the original talk, I offer some practical advice for thinking about one's work within the larger frame of your personal values and goals. While I will draw examples from my own career, I hope to offer readers guidance in articulating what is important to them, aligning their career choices with those values, and establishing metrics that go beyond the h-index.
paper  publication  advice  arxiv  academia 
september 2018
The Computer Magazine Archives : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive
With the re-branding of computing power and machines as something welcome in the home and not just the workshop, a number of factors moved forth to sell these machines and their software to a growing and large group of customers. Besides the introduction of more elegant cases and an increased presence by larger and larger firms, a strong argument can be made that one of the forces was the proliferation of computer-related magazines and newsletters that gave a central, printed home for writing about computers. Rising from user support groups, computer companies themselves, and publishing houses willing to risk cash and time to fund them, these magazines set the stage for the home computer revolution.
This collection consists of dozens of magazine runs, digitized from fading piles of older magazines by an army of anonymous contributors. In some cases, quality is variant, due to the rareness of the issues. Special thanks and recognition are given to sites bombjack.org, atarimagazines.com.
computer  magazines  history  magazine 
september 2018
A23D: a 3D-printed letterpress font | New North Press
A23D is a 3D-printed letterpress font commissioned by Richard Ardagh of New North Press. The font is a prototype, connecting the newest and the oldest forms of print technology, and looking to the future of letterpress in the 21st century.
3dprinting  letterpress  typeface  typefaces  art 
september 2018
About POWRR - Digital POWRR: Digital Preservation Research
The “POWRR Professional Development Institutes for Digital Preservation” grant will enable project staff to organize and hold five two-day professional institutes enabling librarians and archivists from small and mid-sized institutions to build skills for curating and preserving digital collections.
digitization  digitisation  training  libraries  library 
september 2018
Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks
This project has been 15 years in the making and now documents over 12,000 silver marks on 1,200+ pages and subpages. It is regularly updated as we find and photograph new examples of silver hallmarks and makers' marks. To navigate the site, it is easiest to use the green menu bar at the top of the screen. If you don't know the country of origin of the marks you are researching, the "World Hallmarks" page is probably the best place to start. To view a list of references used to create this website, see the bibliography.
Enjoy your time here, we hope you find the site informative and useful.
silver  vintage  marks  collection  wtiif 
september 2018
Museum of Plugs and Sockets: home page
displaying an amazing collection of modern and classic
domestic plugs and sockets from all over the world
wtiif  museum  socket  plug  plugs  sockets  collection 
september 2018
Font Playground -- Play with variable fonts!
The most fun place to experiment with layouts using variable fonts, and export front-end code right from this little web app.
font  fonts  tools  typography  playground  variable 
september 2018
Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours
A recreation of the original 1821 color guidebook with new cross references, photographic examples, and posters designed by Nicholas Rougeux
color  colour  classification  system 
september 2018
Python Plotting With Matplotlib (Guide) – Real Python
picture is worth a thousand words, and with Python’s matplotlib library, it fortunately takes far less than a thousand words of code to create a production-quality graphic.

However, matplotlib is also a massive library, and getting a plot to look just right is often achieved through trial and error. Using one-liners to generate basic plots in matplotlib is fairly simple, but skillfully commanding the remaining 98% of the library can be daunting.

This article is a beginner-to-intermediate-level walkthrough on matplotlib that mixes theory with examples. While learning by example can be tremendously insightful, it helps to have even just a surface-level understanding of the library’s inner workings and layout as well.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Pylab and pyplot: which is which?
Key concepts of matplotlib’s design
Understanding plt.subplots()
Visualizing arrays with matplotlib
Plotting with the pandas + matplotlib combination
python  matplotlib  tutorial  pandas 
september 2018
airspy.com - High Performance Software Defined Radios
SDR (software defined radio) is a new technology that offers a simple alternative to bulkier analog radio, adding more flexibility, tunable performance and a smaller form factor. SDR’s are everywhere nowadays, from your cell phone to your wireless headset and your cable modem. But… Not all SDRs are born equal.

Airspy is a popular, high performance, affordable Software Defined Radio system using innovative signal processing techniques to satisfy the most demanding telecommunication professionals and radio enthusiasts. It is a serious alternative to both cost sensitive and higher end scanners while featuring the best radio browsing experience of the market thanks to the tight integration with the de facto standard SDR# signal analysis and demodulation software.

The Airspy series offer continuous spectrum coverage and blazingly fast and accurate scanning anywhere between 24MHz and 1.8GHz with 10 or 6MHz instantaneous view. External GPS or Rubidium clocks are also supported for professional usages in the R2 version. We also provide state of the art radios for the lower HF bands covering the bands between 0 and 30 MHz with unmatched performance for the size.

With their powerful architecture, careful implementation and open API, Airspy radios are the weapon of choice for professionals and advanced radio enthusiasts seeking cutting edge performance at the lowest cost.
sdr  radio  hardware 
september 2018
Miniature Bottle Library - Frameset Page
This site is designed to be a co-operative effort between like minded miniature bottle collectors. We initially concentrated on listing figural miniature bottles, otherwise known as miniature decanters. The site was quickly extended and now includes any miniature drink bottle. We only started adding 'straights' in 2013 so please be patient as it will be many years before MBL is anywhere near to comprehensive in this area.

Currently there are over 110,000 bottles from more than 190 different countries & self governing teritories, shown in over 8500 directories with almost 13,000 cross references. In addition there are more than 49,000 references in the Theme Index and all words are indexed weekly. We reached the magic 100,000 in 2017 but as you can see, we are not stopping there. There are at least another 100,000 minis out there - we need you to
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS PLEASE
bottle  miniature  collection  wtiif 
september 2018
Tiny Snek Comics on Twitter: "https://t.co/PC1DndPfOp"
if there's one thing I know about government shutdowns… it's that crime is legal now.

nope
sequester  cartoons  comics  government  shutdown  snek 
september 2018
All up in my grille
Grilles, vents, ventilators, and other achitectural detailing
tumblr  grille  ventilation  architecture  photography 
september 2018
Typecasting by Theodore Munk, Archivist of Typewriter DB
Hello! I am the Right Reverend Theodore Munk, and I am pleased to meet you. This blog is mainly a chronicle of my adventures in collecting typewriters, with occasional forays into non-typewriterly content, as long as it is typecast.
typewriter  typewriters  stapler  blog 
september 2018
We need to an internet of unmonetisable enthusiasms | WIRED UK
Podcasts like these remind me of the the days when a well researched collection of links was a marvellous novelty and the Museum of Online Museums would offer up gems such as The Archive of Repurposed Joysticks or Steven Hill’s Museum of Movie Title Screens (last updated 7th November 2011). That’s the web I want; a place with spare corners where un-monetisable enthusiasms can be preserved, even if they’ve not been updated for seven years.
wtiif  web  amateur  podcast  podcasts 
september 2018
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