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I recently started using Arch as my primary distribution on my laptop. I made this change for a number of reasons... mainly that I did not like the direction that Ubuntu was going in, and I kind of missed the hands-on approach I had experienced with Slackware and Debian.  I wanted to recapture the control that first drew me to Linux nearly 20 years ago.

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The Eircom D1000 Zyxel Router

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The Galway VHF Group Amateur Radio club has been doing some improvements on the APRS network around Galway. This includes adding a weather station - EI2GCP-2  - and renaming the digipeater to EI2GCP-10, and adding iGate functionality.

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When I was young, about 11, I was lucky enough to be bought a Commodore 64, the computer that introduced a generation to computers, and likely launched thousands of careers in computing, mine included. It wasn't long before I started to feel constrained by the very basic version of BASIC that it ran... 2 character variable names, no labels, no loops apart from FOR, no allowances to structured programming whatsoever.

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I came across am interesting project at the Mayo Radio Experimenter's Club Rally earlier this year. A Wobbulator. A small board that would piggy-back on a Raspberry Pi and utilise an Analog Devices AD9840 Direct Digital Synthesiser as an RF source.

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I used to have a bunch of radios in my car; an IC7000 for HF, a Kenwood TM D710 for APRS/VHF/UHF and a Cleartone CM7 ex-PMR for 4m AM/FM. They were installed relatively stealthily, but when I came across the successor to the IC7000, the IC7100, I saw how I could aggregate all of this into a single radio.
So... long story short, I sold all the radios that were in the car and bought the IC7100

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I recently bought a TPLink WR703n as they are a nice, inexpensive, and very hackable little device. I have a few projects in mind for this, including playing with Hak.5's Wifi Pineapple. Pretty much all the hacks require flashing with OpenWRT.

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I have created image files for CHIRP for both the Baofeng B5, VHF/UHF dual band HT, and the Wouxun UVD1P 4m/2m dual Band HT with the Irish repeater&internet gateway frequencies and where applicable, access tones. They also contain other frequencies that can be interesting to listen to, such as Marine VHF and PMR446.

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The awesome Myriam Leggieri just posted on the 091 Labs message board that Rails Girls Galway will be happening again this year. I had such a good time last year that I have to put my name forward to help again this year.
Deadly. Can't wait!

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Since I wrote this blogpost, some of the sites and information referenced has disappeared or become otherwise out of date. Here is an updated version:

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