Vacation finally begins. Spending a week on the bicycle camping out. Leaving Wednesday morning.

FIrst two days will be in State Parks. Then across the floating hood canal bridge and into the national forest.

A ver, señor, que me deje pasar la tarde en mi zanja tranquilamente.

I've decided the apple watch just is not a good accessory for CNA's. Mine looks pretty awful after a year of being exposed (repeatedly) to harsh cleaners and poop.

Going to try replacing it (at least for work) with a cheap casio gshock. I just need the current time, some alarms, and a countdown timer for measuring pulse/respiration.

Every once in a while Oliver covers something I've experienced. Just about everything described here is true.

One thing that isn't covered (and I wish it was) is how the virus has affected staffing in nursing homes. There are very few permanent nurses and aides these days.

youtube.com/watch?v=2xlol-SNQR

Finally filed my taxes. What a pain.

Next year should be easier. I don't plan on trading or selling any cryptocurrency.

Brandmeister and TGIF just sucked in my new call/radioid. Just about all traces of my old callsign are now gone.

I have a three-day weekend coming up in a week. Big plan is to throw up a 20m speaker-wire dipole in the tree next to the house and see what the RFI is like.

That and go for a long bike ride.

Yay, new callsign issued! One I can pronounce! W7OSX.

Radioid.net has been updated. Will probably take a few days for the big DMR networks to suck in the changes.

I think my front tire on the Mercier Kilo WT is kaput. Tire blew out again. Had to walk the bike into work about a mile, and after 10 hours of work, walk 7 miles back home.

Since all I had was to wear was cycling kit and work clothes, I walked home in scrubs and crocs. Not much fun.

People always look at me wierd when I wear scrubs in public. Had a co-worker attacked (sprayed with lysol) at a gas station for wearing scrubs in public.

Been slowly trying to figure out a workable permanent HF antenna system. I think on my next 3 day-weekend, I'll attempt a poor-man's temporary 20m speaker-wire dipole, haul it up a tree, and run it into a SDR in my laptop. Don't want to invest a bunch of money into a antenna system that'll suck.

Been researching antenna systems. I've found the one I want....

Replaced photo system with github.com/photoprism/photopri. Also consolidated a lot of service on my vps nodes, and eliminated a node. Should result in $20 less spent a month in service charges. Yay!

Filed for a new callsign. I tried working with the sequential one assigned by the FCC for the past month. My mouth just can't properly spit it out.

Current call is KJ7URG (Kilo Juliette Seven Uniform Romeo Golf). I get hung-up pronunciation at Romeo Golf.

Picked a new one out of the list that I can pronounce. No other reason really.

New call should be W7OSX (Whiskey Seven Oscar Sierra X-Ray). Hopefully it'll be assigned by the first of the new month.

Looking over my investments today. And just wow. It's nuts out there.

Gold and all the bond funds I watch have all experienced death crosses. Tech stocks have corrected, but are still mostly up. Index and Mutual funds are kind of a wash.

Bitcoin and ETH are still insanely profitable. I'm up about 600% this year on crypto.

My first Radio. It's mostly configured. Kinda fun to fool with.

Took my test. Passed! FCC should issue my callsign in a few days.

It was nervewracking. And zoom sucks.

Finally scheduled my License exam for tomorrow afternoon. I'm pretty sure I'll pass it. A little excited to get a callsign.

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