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  1. Bay State Challenge: Road Trip 2

    This is the third part of a multi-part post. The series starts here.

    Because Independence Day fell on a Saturday this year, the day before was a semi-official national holiday. Some people had off work, others didn't, but nobody got much done. My own schedule was wide open: no ...

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  2. Bay State Challenge: On The Road

    This is the second part of a multi-part post. If you're just joining us, you might want to start at the beginning.

    A public airport straddles two worlds. It's a business, occupying a piece of land with its own history, within a community that has its own character ...

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  3. The Bay State Challenge: Beginning

    As a recently licensed pilot with about 80 hours' experience, I'm right at the point of maximum attrition; by some estimates, half of the people who get a Private Pilot certificate never fly more than 100 hours. There are a bunch of reasons for this, but one of them ...

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  4. Moving from Wordpress to Pelican

    In the process of finding Site Sucker I also found something else. Apparently the cool kids have been moving their blogs over to something called static HTML generators for the past couple of years. As usually happens with trends, I only found out about it by accident.

    After reading about ...

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  5. How To Export a Wordpress Blog to Text Files

    The next couple of posts will be about some behind-the-scenes work I've been doing on the blog. These are mainly a way for me to record what I did for my own reference, but others may also find it interesting.

    This all started because of a brute-force attack on ...

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  6. Building a Radio with Surface-Mount Components

    I recently finished putting together a wonderful little ham radio transceiver from a kit. If you’re imagining a desktop-size Heathkit, think again. This was the latest creation from Steve Weber, KD1JV, who is the guru of a small but fanatically devoted cult of low-power radio enthusiasts. For several years ...

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