- E. M. Forster"I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave."
- E. M. Forster
Category Archives: Technology
Most ham radio operators on Galveston Island have a long list of frequencies programmed into their radios. We do have some available repeaters that aren’t well documented and others that aren’t available anymore. I put together a list of available … Continue reading
Every once in a while I recommend a list of utilities and programs I find useful. I don’t like paying for software so most of the stuff listed is gnu open source or free. Operating Systems Most of us don’t install … Continue reading
Cable bills are soaring. and we are getting less for our home entertainment dollar. Some of us are cutting costs by either cutting back or eliminating our cable services. There are cheaper or even free. I just want to cover a few tips. … Continue reading
Turbo Tax has pulled the old bait and Switch. Things that we used to for the past 20 years such as handling Rental properties,capital gains and small business deductions are no longer handled by the Basic or Deluxe versions of … Continue reading
As we close out the old year and start the new one, it is a good time to get look at where we are. Most of us tend to think the world is pretty bad shape. Maybe it’s not as … Continue reading
I’ve been playing with my radios this weekend, tweeking some settings, adding frequencies and deleting others. All the while trying to keep some consistency between the three different radios. I also set the FT-8800 to work as a cross band … Continue reading
Maybe the IRS should consider moving to Gmail. They never seem to crash, its constantly backed up and its free.
I changed the Tagline of the blog to today. from “Observations of a Yankee Living in Galveston” to “Radio Free Galveston”. The old Tagline was lame and didn’t reflect about what the blog is really about. The new one in … Continue reading
My trusty little Intel Atom based desktop died a couple weeks ago. This was a an Ubuntu based system was very inexpensive and yet functional. I replaced it with a new modern Dell. Its $600 price tag was double what … Continue reading