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Show Notes #252: The Weekender XVII

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This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)
  • Contests
  • Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB: 1200Z, Oct 13 to 1200Z, Oct 14
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • Announcements
  • New merchandise. What would you like to see? Challenge coins?
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)
  • Distros to Try
  • Emmabuntüs
    • Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distributionwith editions based on based on Xubuntu and Debian's Stable branch. Both default to the Xfce desktop environment. It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. It also includes many modern features, such as large number of pre-configured programs for everyday use, dockbar for launching applications, easy installation of non-free software and media codecs, and quick setup through automated scripts. It has the ability to run live and be installed completely from the boot medium without an Internet connection. The distribution and developing organization are based in France. The distro itself supports several languages. 
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/8l (Emmabuntüs)
  • Events
  • Events Next Week
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
  • Use an open source application to seed an open source project's torrent for at least one week.
This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)
  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad
  • Ingredients
    • 12 ounces garden rotini
    • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 small onion, chopped
    • 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes
    • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
    • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
    • 1 (3 ounce) package pepperoni slices, cut into quarters
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup Italian-style salad dressing
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Directions
    • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain. Transfer to large serving bowl. Place green and red bell peppers, tomato, mushrooms, olives, and pepperoni in the bowl of pasta. Whisk mayonnaise, Italian dressing, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat evenly. Top with mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill before serving.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Glenmorangie 12 Quinta Ruban
  • Description
    • The darkest and most intense whisky in the extra-matured range, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. Extra maturation in these port pipes develops Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban into a voluptuous spirit with a complex balance of sweet and dry flavours and an intriguing contrast of smooth and crisp, cooling textures. Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.
  • Information
    • ABV: 46% (92 Proof)
    • Region: Highland
    • Color: Burnished gold
    • Nose: Orange, cocoa, light mint, sandalwood, walnut, pepper, nutmeg, (bubble gum?)
    • Taste: Walnut, chocolate, mint, rose, Turkish delight, orange zest
    • Price: $55 (750ml)
    • Rating: 90
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company - Mountain Man Scotch Ale
  • Information
    • ABV:  6.5%  20 IBU
    • Region:  Great Falls, MT
    • Color:  White if you leave it in the can, otherwise dark caramel.
    • Price: $8.99
    • Rating: 7.0
  • Notes
    • Mountain Man Scotch Ale is the pride of Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co. embodying the spirit, history, and allure of Montana. We only use the freshest Montana Pale 2-Row pale malt and local Smoot Honey in each batch. Rich and complex, this ale combines the malt flavors of toffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and molasses with a subtle hint of cherry smoke for a smooth even-bodied finish.

Show Notes #251: Party Like It’s 1499

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Segment 1 (Lead Topic)
Segment 2 (Amateur Radio)
  • ARRL Ballots Are Out!
Segment 3 (Open Source)
  • The Microsoft Infer.NET Machine Learning Framework Goes Open Source
Segment 4 (Linux in the Ham Shack)
Segment 5 (Social Media Roundup)
  • Facebook
    • Horace Hinson
    • Fred Smith
    • Jeff Zacher
    • Bill Johnson
  • Twitter
    • @bitwise_literal
    • @n4mdp
    • @ForLogbook
    • @FG8OJ
    • @heowbert
    • @kf8mz
    • @kn4iiy
    • @mmorantech
    • @brandon_ras
  • YouTube
    • Ron Griffith
    • Jim Rorick
    • Lee Farquharson
    • Ed Dugo
  • Mailing List
    • Arthur Petteway
    • Dave Wilcox

Show Notes #250: Amateur Radio Resources Deep Dive

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Segment 1 (Deep Dive)
  • Amateur Radio Resources
Segment 2 (Announcements & Feedback)
  • E-mail from K8RWH
  • YouTube Comment from Tom B.
  • Comment on Episode #238 from Eric, KN4IIY
  • Comment on Episode #249 from Gwen, NG3P

Show Notes #249: The Weekender XVI

This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1) 
  • Contests
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • Announcements
  • New merchandise. What would you like to see?
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
  • Try EME!
This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)
  • Distros to Try
  • Feren OS
    • Feren OS is based on Linux Mint. What makes it one of the most visually attractive Linux distro is its tweaked Cinnamon desktop environment. It promises to deliver an experience that’ll match or beat the aesthetics of MacOS and Windows operating systems. Feren OS is a rolling release Linux distribution. The look and feel is familiar: There are a Windows-like start button and taskbar that have all the useful icons. The start menu is intuitively designed, as clicking on an option opens a submenu. The Theme Changer tool lets you play with icons, setup, background, etc. Feren OS, apart from being a beautiful Linux distribution and fully loaded with eye candy, is familiar and innovative. Also, it has a familiar desktop scheme, clean, flat design, modern environment and is beginner friendly.
    • Source: http://url.bcts.info/ferenos (Feren OS)
  • Events
  • Open Networking Summit
  • Events Next Week
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
  • Try to find a way to use an application on Linux that you've always or ordinarily used on Windows.
This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)
  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner!
  • Super Creamy Mac and Cheese
  • Ingredients
    • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni  
    • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese  
    • 1 (12 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese 
    • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream 
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
    • salt and pepper to taste 
    • 1 cup dry bread crumbs 
    • 1/4 cup butter, melted 
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add pasta, and cook until done; drain.  In 9x13 inch baking dish, stir together macaroni, shredded Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle topping over macaroni mixture.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Dark (Union) Horse Reunion Rye Whiskey in Barrel Strength
  • Description
    • Handcrafted from a 100% rye mash and distilled in a copper pot still. Barreled at a proof of 110 and aged in new Missouri oak, each barrel is carefully selected by artisan distillers then blended to taste. Uncut and unfiltered, it’s whiskey in its purest form reserved for the best of times.
  • Information
    • ABV: 57.17% (114.33 Proof)
    • Region: Kansas City, MO, USA
    • Color: Burnt Caramel
    • Nose: Vanilla, caramel, lemon, peppermint
    • Taste: Citrus, vanilla, toffee, mint, wintergreen, pepper, leather, smoke
    • Price: $65 (750ml)
    • Rating: 90
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Big Sky Brewing Company - Shake-A-Day India Pale Ale
  • Information
    • ABV:  7.5%  65 IBU
    • Region:  Montana, USA
    • Color:  Gold (or Blue if you don't have XRay vision or a glass to pour it in)
    • Taste:  Ok, not as hoppy as I'd like
    • Price:  $7.99 - $10.99 for 6 pack of cans
    • Rating (10 max):  7.5
  • Notes
    • Notes:  In Montana, we have a pastime bar game called shake-a-day. Each day at your favorite watering hole, you get one opportunity to throw fifty cents into a pot with hopes of rolling five of a kind and winning a pocket full of cash! This favorable risk to reward is our inspiration for brewing this aggressive, american style ipa. Brewed with pacific nw and australian hop varieties, bright aromas and resinous pine dominate the palate. The clean, well-attenuated finish has enough body to leave you wanting another roll of the dice.