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wow, got an even better receipt of this latest image from the International Space Station! This time I put my NA-771 on my Yaesu VX-8DR with an adaptor. not bad at all!

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Picked up a pretty decent reception of transmission from the on 145.8mhz! Lots of noise I guess due to ionospheric effects or interference, but still not too bad at all! Picked up with my Baofeng BF-F8HP and Nagoya NA-771 antenna and decoded with BlackCat Systems SSTV app for iOS. Looking forward to picking up more transmissions today/tomorrow!

Found this haunting track on Bandcamp recently, can't even describe it. Ominous baroque neoclassical conjuration? Sounds like the intro to a Cradle of Filth album, and I was so wishing their music bursts into some kind of black metal harshness -- unfortunately no such luck haha ;)

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omg, Lycia’s entire discography of 18 releases can be had for a measly $3 USD right now??!! get on this!!! lycia.bandcamp.com

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sooooo much insanely good stuff “pay what you want” on Bandcamp right now. just picked up so many favorites I hadn’t purchased yet… so stoked!!! I’m not done yet, either 🥰

TFW you're playing a competitive game and you die from a projectile that missed you by this much. Nice hit boxes... there's a gap more than double the width of my character's model but that shit still hit me. Cool.

"Bandcamp will keep operating as a standalone marketplace and music community" .... yeah, for the next X months until they rebuild it all as part of Epic Store app.

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Found some cool old stuff. Adobe Magazine(!) from 1997 and ComputerLife magazine, also from 1997, with an interview with Rand Miller. Will have to get better photos and send that to him. Love digging through this stuff. I have a bunch more as well, some 90’s graphic design catalogues featuring fonts, clip-art, software etc… oh got a MacWarehouse issue even! haha

Anyone who has PGP-enabled email other than ProtonMail I can try sending a quick test PGP-encrypted email to? Trying to troubleshoot this iOS client issue so I can get ProtonMail support to actually fix their shit :)

Lazy PGP noob question: I have PGP-enabled email now. Is it sufficient to just post my fingerprint on places (since it can be looked up on key servers) or do I need to also provide the email address and full public key? I'm reluctant to put the address in plaintext cuz spam of course

Ohh nice, the book "OCaml from the Very Beginning" has been made available for free, in various formats! johnwhitington.net/ocamlfromth

"A book for those new to programming, or new to functional programming, or just new to OCaml."

I mean, it’s intended to be a thin client for X so it should theoretically still work just fine… I might have to try it out (tho with zero documentation I don’t know how these “boot” or connect to an X server)

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so I’ve had this seemingly-useless old thin terminal PC for years. got it from Value Village for $10, suspecting the nondescript gray “pizza box” might be something interesting. I knew it was Motorola-powered but I just checked and it quite interestingly has a Motorola 88k processor (MC8100RC20)!!! very cool! I don’t really have any use for it but… pretty neat artifact. The machine is a Network Computing Devices MCX-L from 1992 and unfortunately I can find very little about it online.

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