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OLPC: PSK31 is here!
olpc : by Tommy - February 4th 2008, 04:33PM
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It wasn't by my doing, but I'm glad it's finally working. The XO laptop from OLPC now has PSK31 available for ham radio operators. Talk about a niche!

Jerry Dunmire, KA6HLD, finally got Fldigi working on his XO and bundled the program as a stand alone activity. For those of you with an XO of your own that want to try out PSK-31, here are the steps included in his HOWTO:
First you must enable the DSP on the laptop:
  • login as root: su -l (that's a lower-case L, not a 1)
  • echo "/sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss" >>/etc/rc.local
  • reboot for the changes to take effect

    Once you've rebooted the XO, download and install the activity:
  • Start the browser and enter the URL: http://www.dunmire.org/olpc/
  • Click on the FldigiActivity-1.xo link
  • Wait for the download to finish
  • Click on the Open button

    You should now have the Fldigi activity on the right side of your Activity toolbar. Enjoy operating PSK, see you on 14.070 MHz!

    For detailed instructions, click here to read Jerry's HOWTO. Or, if you'd prefer to do it manually (with no Sugar launch icon) there's a HOWTO by yours truly, here.

    update: First contact made via XO with WI4USA.
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    Starbury Shoes
    news : by Tommy - January 21st 2008, 06:34PM
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    I was looking around on reddit one day and found a story about Stephon Marbury's line of shoes called Starbury. Basically, this line of shoes is targeted for low-income urban youth - they're all priced at $15 each.
    He claims they're just as good as higher priced shoes (i.e. Jordans and the like), and there's some debate on the issue.

    As you probably know, I'm no baller. I just wanted some cheap kicks and I thought a $15 shoe line was a great gimmick that I must support. I got some low top sneakers that really resemble some New Balance shoes. The best part was, while we were at a Steve & Barry's in Houston, they were having a clearance sale so my shoes were actually $9.

    It also happened that Grimlen and Araolath were home the same weekend that I was, and got some shoes of their own. (Araolath got some gaudy baller shoes, grimlen got some sk8er shoes.)

    Anywho, if you're in need of some decent, really cheap shoes, check out Starbury shoes.

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    Team Fortress 2 Spraypaint
    games : by Tommy - January 3rd 2008, 01:57PM
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    I've been playing Team Fortress 2 alot. It's a great game. I enjoy playing just about every class on the game. I play Engineer most of the time, although at times I've been known to completely devour the opposing team as a Sniper.

    As I was playing earlier I realized that most Engineers place their teleports near the upstairs spawn point in the 2Fort map (I play 2Fort almost exclusively). It really drives me crazy when I get in some teleporter and it takes me to my teams flag room and not to the enemy base (where all good teleports should go). I decided I needed to make it easier on my teammates to know where my teleport takes them, so I made a spraypaint.

    I just made it in MS-Paint, set the canvas to the right dimensions, downloaded the TeamFortress2 Font Pack and voila! I has-got custom spraypaint. So here it is, my simple teleporter label.

    Grendel sez: I also enjoy these treats. The Sentry Gun decoy (red, blue) and the crouching sniper decoy (red, blue).

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    Christmas Wrap-up 2007
    neodux : by Tommy - December 26th 2007, 03:06PM
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    Well the presents have all been opened (mostly) and the trash is all bagged up. Gifts lay on the coffee table and piled around various rooms of the house - it's that cool time of the year I like to think of as Christmas Afterglow. It's not quite New Years and you have so many new toys you haven't even been able to play with them all yet.

    Like when you grew up and ran outside to check out what Santa brought your friends, I'll ask the question, "So what did you get?"

    What I got:
  • 8Gb black iPod Nano
        - universal dock
        - iPod armband
        - JVC iPod Car Stereo Dock
  • Nike Air Pegasus 2007
        - Nike+ iPod adapter
  • Stihl Farm Boss Chainsaw
  • Crest rechargable electric SpinBrush
  • Smith's Jiff V knife-sharpener
  • Burt's Bees cologne + Old Spice cologne
  • some cash money and a Best Buy gift card

    update: Grimlen got me the "perfect gift", as the box describes it. An imported "gem tree".

    Tell us about your Christmas loot in the comments.
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    OneShare
    news : by Tommy - December 17th 2007, 07:26PM
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    It's probably a bit too late to order one as a Christmas gift, but it's still a cool idea nonetheless. The website is OneShare.com and they sell single shares of a stock along with the certificate of ownership (something that you usually must pay extra for after you purchase the stock.)

    Granted, you can't choose from just any stock (i.e. GOOG, AMD - which is a bargain right now), but there's a healthy selection of some of the more popular brand-names available. It's a neat idea, especially for someone that may be a big fan of a company. If I had thought of it sooner there are a couple of people I would have considering a certificate for.

    It's a neat idea and thought I'd pass it along. If you know of any similar websites (preferably ones that are maybe more flexible in their stock offerings) please share.

    update: Oh yeah, there's also GiveAShare.com which does have Google stock for sale, but it's rediculously priced.

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