• The World

    From Jon Justvig@316:36/8 to All on Tue Dec 7 03:35:12 2021
    So what's going in the world today? Things here seem okay, but what about everywhere else... I tend to fit in my own bubble. =)

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    Jon Justvig
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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Jon Justvig on Tue Dec 7 09:48:00 2021
    Jon,

    So what's going in the world today? Things here seem okay, but what
    about everywhere else... I tend to fit in my own bubble. =)

    To put it bluntly, it's going to Hell In A Handbasket. :P

    Hawaii is getting hellacious flooding at the lower elevations, but
    blizzards with heavy snow and 100 mph wind gusts on the volcanic
    summits.

    A squall line of severe thunderstorms plowed through Arkansas during
    the overnight hours Sunday into Monday. There was a Doppler Radar
    indicated tornado near Sheridan, a bit south of Little Rock, around
    4:30am Monday morning. We have another shot at severe weather from
    late Thursday into Saturday. I'm hoping it won't be an extended tornado
    season.

    Daryl

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  • From Nightfox@316:36/30 to Jon Justvig on Wed May 18 10:17:44 2022
    Re: The World
    By: Jon Justvig to All on Tue Dec 07 2021 03:35 am

    So what's going in the world today? Things here seem okay, but what about everywhere else... I tend to fit in my own bubble. =)

    I sometimes feel like I'm in my own bubble too.

    One thing I've been doing lately is maintaining my BBS and my Synchronet doors/tools.

    Recently I bought Lego's new (2022) Back To The Future Delorean set and put it together:
    https://bit.ly/3wzkEMI
    Full URL: https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/17/22979328/lego-back-to-the-future-set-delorea n-time-machine-toy-price-release-date

    Recently I also bought a Raspberry Pi 4. I heard about an open-source music synthesizer called Zynthian, which runs on the Raspberry Pi. It includes the software (running on Linux), and they also sell hardware kits for the Raspberry Pi that includes a case, LCD screen, switches, and necessary hardware for a little synthesizer module:
    https://www.zynthian.org
    I bought one of those and put it together. It only took a copule hours to put together, and the software was really easy to install (just downloading an ISO and writing it to a micro SD card). It's a fun little unit.

    Nightfox
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  • From cr1mson@316:36/8 to Nightfox on Sun Jul 17 21:03:16 2022
    Re: The World
    By: Nightfox to Jon Justvig on Wed May 18 2022 10:17 am

    Re: The World
    By: Jon Justvig to All on Tue Dec 07 2021 03:35 am

    I sometimes feel like I'm in my own bubble too.

    Recently I bought Lego's new (2022) Back To The Future Delorean set and put it together:

    Recently I also bought a Raspberry Pi 4. I heard about an open-source

    I bought one of those and put it together. It only took a copule hours to put together, and the software was really easy to install (just downloading an ISO and writing it to a micro SD card). It's a fun little unit.

    Yeah, RPi is great, mine is 3 and will be getting a new case for it. I'm thinking of getting a small LCD screen for it and made a little keyboard. For the most part, I've used it to run a TeamSpeak 3 server. Right now... when a person dials into my modem (dial-up) it connects to say speeds of 38400 then using SEXPOTS, I have it connect to a distant server out there that connects to other telnet systems. Pretty cool little feature.

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    Sincerely,
    Jon Justvig
    Sunflower Region 14 BBS
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  • From Nightfox@316:36/30 to cr1mson on Mon Jul 18 08:12:41 2022
    Re: The World
    By: cr1mson to Nightfox on Sun Jul 17 2022 09:03 pm

    Yeah, RPi is great, mine is 3 and will be getting a new case for it. I'm thinking of getting a small LCD screen for it and made a little keyboard. For the most part, I've used it to run a TeamSpeak 3 server. Right now... when a person dials into my modem (dial-up) it connects to say speeds of 38400 then using SEXPOTS, I have it connect to a distant server out there that connects to other telnet systems. Pretty cool little feature.

    That's cool. I haven't installed a dialup line for my BBS, as I'm not sure if it would get much use. It would be cool though.

    Nightfox
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