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A followup on Ubuntu MATE!

This site has been much neglected! It’s been about four years since I’ve posted anything here and there’s been a lot of water under the bridge. But, as a followup on my last post, I can report that after four … Continue reading

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Ubuntu MATE first impressions

Lubuntu has been my “go to” GNU/Linux distro of late for computers running on somewhat older hardware.    I generally like lighter weight desktop user interfaces and prefer to stay away from Gnome, KDE, Unity and the new Cinammon desktop.  For … Continue reading

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Number 19 Set Radio

I came across this “Number 19 Set” up for sale at “Hamex“, the annual amateur radio fleamarket sponsored by the Mississauga and Peel Amateur Radio clubs held every March at the Brampton Fairgrounds. This particular radio has an interesting history.   … Continue reading

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Nasty inteference from Eurofase halogen lighting

I’ve never met Norman Rashleigh VE3LC, a long time Ottawa area ham radio operator.   But I have to give him a big public thank you and I think it’s overdue! A couple of years ago the kitchen in our early … Continue reading

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More on BBC streaming

Along with the MP3 streams, BBC Radio streams are also available in the AAC format. I’ve found out or figured out the URL’s for some stations (a bit of trial and error involved) and I’ll post these after I’ve made … Continue reading

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