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Programming frequencies in the Yaesu FT-2DR/DE

Yesterday I bought the Yaesu-Musen FT2DR (which is the shortened name of the FT-2DR/DE) here in Melbourne from Strictly Ham. These days there are hundreds of repeaters that you need to input into a transceiver and each entry has numerous fields.

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President Obama’s whitehouse.gov pages archived

Ash Nallawalla

22 January 2017

Other, SEO

After Mr Donald Trump became the president at noon today (USA EST), many reported that the whitehouse.gov website removed references to Climate Change and LGBT. That isn’t entirely accurate. The website up to that point has been archived and can be found at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/. The LGBT URL was https://www.whitehouse.gov/lgbt but it redirects to this temporary […]

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Connecting the uniHAM uni-730A iambic paddle to the MFJ 401D Econo Keyer II

I took a 23+ year break from amateur radio and am slowly coming back to the hobby, but I might just listen rather than transmit, having “been there and done that”. The lack of antenna space outside my suburban home also influences my decision. Never mind, let’s get to the topic of this post.

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Inspiring employees to “Adopt Adapt Flourish” – a book review

Ash Nallawalla

2 October 2016

Other

My earliest memory of a workplace change was in the late 1970s. I worked for a whitegoods manufacturer with an office staff around 20 and about 50 factory workers. I was a part-time student and worked in the “cost office”. We costed all the appliances on a large sheet of ruled paper, otherwise known as […]

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Book review: Urnabhih: A mauryan tale of espionage, adventure and seduction

Urnabhih means a spider’s web in Hindi, a language you may need to know to get the best value from this historical fiction.I bought the Kindle edition, although a paperback is also available from Amazon India. The plot The spider’s web refers to a web of deceipt and intrigue that is cast across the Mauryan […]

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Doug Heil bans me from the ihelpyou forum – for life

Ash Nallawalla

11 March 2011

Other

While going through my unopened email from last month, the following text caught my eye: You have received an infraction at SEO Best Practices Search Engine Forums. Reason: Multiple Spammer This infraction is worth 50 point(s) and may result in restricted access until it expires.  Serious infractions will never expire. All the best, SEO Best […]

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Did the Wayback Machine die and nobody noticed?

Ash Nallawalla

24 January 2011

Other

The Wayback Machine or archive.org served a good purpose. In its early years it tried to keep a copy of many pages from websites great and small. People who inadvertently deleted their website were able to recover some of the content through it. More recently (five years ago, not five weeks), it couldn’t cope with […]

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How to transfer a domain name to GoDaddy

Ash Nallawalla

30 October 2010

Other

I had an unused domain at Yahoo! Domains (the mechanics of which are operated by Melbourne IT). I had bought it when the price was ridiculously cheap – $0.99 or $1.99. I think I tried to move it to GoDaddy some years ago, which has most of my domains, but gave up. I tried it […]

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Auschwitz sign stolen while Drowsily Manifold sleeps

Ash Nallawalla

19 December 2009

Other

It’s a sad indictment of the times when the print media can’t hire competent humans to proofread the galleys but resort to spell checkers. But sometimes, the result can be funny; sometimes it is apt. From the Melbourne, Australia Herald Sun, 19 December 2009, page 43: With my unusual Indian surname I can sympathise with […]

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Categories in Outlook 2007

My email client is Outlook 2007. I received an email from Feedblitz and noticed something new. There were keywords/tags visible above the From: line. As this notification was for this blog, I recognised them as the tags I had used in those posts. Upon examining the full headers via the Options dialog, I noticed this […]

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Australia’s top 100 organisation websites

It is useful for an SEO to check from time to time which Australian organisational websites are considered by Google’s ranking algorithm to be the best. Best in this context means trust and authority. These sites show good toolbar PageRank and have quality backlinks. Well done to their webmasters! According to a Google.com search for […]

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Was Skype abused as a child?

Ash Nallawalla

5 April 2008

Other

When you try to pay for a Skype service, you will soon discover it is paranoid beyond belief, suggesting some deep-seated childhood trauma. Perhaps it was bullied in the school playground? My SkypeIn service expires in a month, so I thought I should extend it. I am attracted by some other offerings, such as SkypeOut […]

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