BSD in the Ham Shack Episode 1
Russ Woodman, K5TUX, co-hosts the Linux in the Ham Shack podcast which is available for download in both MP3 and OGG audio format. Contact him at [email protected].
Our good buddy and co-host-on-hiatus Rich, KD0RG, is supplementing our vacation with some content for your ear holes! This is the first installment of his series, BSD in the Ham Shack. We're sure it's great. Have a listen!
73 de The LHS Crew
Long live BSD. I learned serious programming on a VAX 780 running 4.1 BSD. To this day I find BSD (and derivatives such as Solaris and now macOS) to be the most stable and mature of all the UN*X variants currently available. In particular I program with linux almost daily because of its market penetration but find it a maddening moving target under the guise of “freedom to innovate”.
How do I listen to these? I often follow links from “amateur radio today” emails and I cannot figure out how to listen to these.
For those of us who were not born with a cell phone in one hand and a computer in the other, thank you for all your worthy programming and awesome software. However, please remember that some of the ham community is not digitally gifted and find it difficult to even figure out how to visit your sites and blogs and open those programs. Yes, its sad but true and we are trying to keep up but dont ‘assume’ that every ham radio op is a digital genius that ‘knows’ how to make your awesome digital blogs and software work, on line or the air.
To listen to the blog, click on the “Linux in the Ham Shack” link in Blue at the bottom of the post and once there scroll down to ” BSD in the Ham Shack Episode 1″. Then below the little devil guy there is a player, click on the right pointing triangle and if you have speakers and the volume up it will start. You can also download it to listen to later by clicking in the down pointing arrow with a line under it. You will be prompted to save a sound file (usually an MP3). Save that, and to play it later just go to the folder you saved it in and click on it. Your computer should have a player.
Yeah and I was born in the 50’s, no computer or cell phones. If you need more help, check your local area, we have a seniors weekly drop-in here that helps with computer literacy. Or ask the grandkids.