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mw1cgg

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Accidental Electronic Engineer. Geek. Mentally broken. Team Cat. Radio. 3D Printing. Lid. Potty mouth. Ex-Brewer. Handcuff collector. Anti-fascist. Anti-bigot. Anti-parsnip.

Shitposts and poorly thought through brainfarts.

He/Him/They/They're is fine but I hate being called Sir.

I might know more about beer than you.

Terminally online but not that good at it.

Jack of all. Master of none.

I'm here to help you feel less affected by imposter syndrome.

#NoBridge

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I'm not pathetic enough to put a tracker on Wifeface's car but I would really like to know where she is right now.

mw1cgg, to random
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Just seen someone have a full on adult tantrum and demand to be moved seats because her booked seat doesn't face forward and she MUST face forward.

Dumbarse doesn't realise that the train reverses in Brum.

mw1cgg, to random
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Apparently we have a wheelchair accessible taxi booked now.

Not that I have trust issues much but we've also booked a van just in case we need do the brute force option.

philpem, to random
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Having furry friends: "Edward said that? Do you mean the poodle, the wolf or the otter?"

mw1cgg,
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@philpem This isn't a specific furry thing. One of my most used phrases is "Which Dave?"

philpem, to hamradio
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Happy radio freedom day, UK hams! #hamradio #AmateurRadio

  • Anyone can operate under the supervision of a licensee (ie more just a "greeting")
  • More transmit power (up to 1kW for full licensees)
  • Simplified licensing conditions
  • Regional secondary locators now optional

Looks like the repeater licensing liberalisation is coming later - but this is a great start!

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2024/amateur-radio-more-freedom-to-innovate

mw1cgg,
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@philpem Normally I welcome news like someone had just shit in my cereal but this is actually a good thing.

mw1cgg,
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@tryst @philpem Hence my question in the other place. I have some Maxons in the loft I could use.

Extelec, to random
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After 8 texts confirming my openreach appointment at 13:00 this afternoon

The engineer arrived at 10:00 this morning

But I now have fast BB... :))

mw1cgg,
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@Extelec Nice. Who with?

philpem, to food
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All my dinners are now sauce delivery devices, hmm. Maybe I like sauce too much.

mw1cgg,
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@philpem But isn't that the point of most food?

revk, to random
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At 60.0027 years old, I think I can spend the day a little fed up… though, to be fair, it is mainly down to a very painful toe… that’ll teach me to do over 15k steps on Saturday. Time to read some more Terry Pratchett, I think.

mw1cgg,
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@Dragon @revk Like the dumbbells your idiot wife put down on the upstairs rug to flatten it, in the middle of the walkway, that you stub your toe on while walking back from a piss at 5am because you didn't see it as you didn't put the light on so you wouldn't wake her?

mw1cgg, to random
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Urgh. They've changed Morrisons into some dystopian hell hole. Barriers everywhere and I had no idea how to open them to get out.

Got stuff for tonight's curry though and by sheer luck I found a chonky lamb shank that will be perfect for a Nihari in the week.

mw1cgg, to random
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I'm trying to remember how I got internet access to people in my student house, and shared houses after. It was all dial-up and I don't remember stringing cables everywhere. Wifi wasn't a thing back then either.

Only thing I remember was making an app so they could get the modem to dial up or hang up. It just made one of my 386s call pon or poff.

mw1cgg,
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We did get broadband in 2004. Someone else sorted it and I just said anyone but AOL.

Guess what they got?

Was quite "fun" after we got cut off because the girls were being racist twats in chat rooms. I guess having their chat room messages read out to them over the phone by someone of East-Asian origin may have been quite sobering for them. They've never been racist twats since. I ended up marrying one of them.

mw1cgg,
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Still can't remember how I did it. We must have had Cat5 everywhere.

In the main student house it was only me and one other that had a computer. For some reason the powers that be thought putting a single computing student with a load of art students was a good idea. We all moved to the same house after halls.

It worked. We ended up living together for all our student days. I regret nothing and it taught me a lot.

andyd, to random

My gas boiler was secretly plotting to kill us. If you need a reminder to get yours serviced each year, let this message be it.

mw1cgg,
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@blinken @andyd Don't forget the washing machine.

mcc, to random
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I have a lot of trouble remembering which one is CORS and which one is CBOR

mw1cgg,
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@gsuberland @mcc Used to drink in a pub surrounded by GCHQ people. Can confirm.

mw1cgg,
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@gsuberland @mcc This could be any conference for anything. Generally how it happens.

A brewer's conference a few years ago went... a bit awry. I lost my eyebrows.

girlonthenet, to random
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Me: I’ll just have one drink and do a bit of tidying.

Me, 5 vodkas down: I SHOULD SORT ALL MY LEGO

mw1cgg,
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@girlonthenet Just don't try and wash it. Nothing good ever comes of that.

mw1cgg, to random
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I've just seen the term "enpoetteringification" used over on IRC and I'm absolutely on board with that.

mw1cgg, to random
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I may have convinced someone to sign up for Virgin Media Broadband. I never did like him much.

MLE_online, to random
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Never in my worst nightmares would I imagine something as awful as a terrycloth toilet seat cover

mw1cgg,
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@MLE_online I had terry cloth nappies as a child, it's just the modern version.

mw1cgg, to random
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Sponsored adverts on Facebukkake from the Electoral Commission telling me to bring photo ID on May 2nd. Have I missed some news? (Not about the new pathetic ID requirement).

mw1cgg, to random
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Me: I need to get an early night because I really need sleep.

Also me: looks at the time

Extelec, to random
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So after ordering the wrong nuts earlier in the week, I ordered 500 m3 nuts from a UK supplier as they could ship quickly.

They came packaged EXTREMELY well.

There is 10x m3 nuts in a small plastic bag in each of the 50, 100mmx150mm, padded envelopes.

Best thing is, I can reuse the envelops as they are all unsealed.

Ebay never ceases to amaze me.

mw1cgg,
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@Extelec Don't they have a Toolstation in the East Midlands?

mw1cgg, to random
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No I didn't get EMFCamp tickets due to shit NHS Wifi and no mobile signal on either of my sims. Stop building big metal boxes. ☹️

Waiting for the next rounds.

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mw1cgg,
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@Extelec @errantscience Doesn't help when you have spicy HV and sensitive electronics in the same instrument. Arcing is the bane of my life.

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