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    The Game Room List

    A listing of board games I own or have played in a nicely laid out, sortable and searchable table. The play data is extracted from boardgamegeek.com (XMLAPI2) on the fly and supplemented with local (XML) data for games that have not been published or are not listed there. Built using Bootstrap v5, JavaScript, minimal jQuery, like data tables (now cloudtables).

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    QSO Today Podacast Interview

    Eric Guth (4Z1UG) interviewed me on his QSO Today Podcast. We talked a bit about how I got started in Amatuer (Ham) Radio, what fun projects I’ve worked on, and a few other random things.

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    NodeRed Nodes for Flexradio 6xxx Radios

    For the past few months I’ve been working on a set of “nodes” for the flow based programming tool NodeRed to control and monitor Flexradio 6xxx series radios. Today marks the release of version 1.0, the first general release version. I’m still in the process of writing up more extensive project documentation, so this article will serve to mark the release and give some pointers to places for more details including some tutorial videos on YouTube.

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    Developer's Reading List (2021)

    Often students and colleagues ask “where do I learn that?”, or “where is a good place to start learning…” To answer those questions, this page collects a variety of materials that have been useful to me over the years as reference, as learning materials, and to keep up to date with current practices in software, electronics, and the things I’m interested in. This is the 2021 revised version.

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    QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo (March 2021)

    Rex Harper (w1rex) and I hosted two kit building sessions at the March 2021 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. Rex did most of the talking and showing, I was more the camera operator, chat-upkeep, and support. It was a blast. Both sessions were recorded and they are available on YouTube and Vimeo.

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    Digital Innovation in the Liberal Arts (EDUCAUSE Review)

    John Muthyala had a very nice article published in EDUCAUSE Review that features our work on the Portland Women’s History Trail.

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    Crokinole Board!

    It was a day like any other when a colleague and avid tabletop gamer asked, “Have you ever thought about making a Crokinole board?” I suspect he had recently seen the Shut Up & Sit Down Review of Crokinole earlier this year and the magnificent board they played on. Then, on Thanksgiving holiday, I had the epiphany that this was the game on the back side of the Carrom boards that have been around my family for at least two generations! So, of course, I had to build one.

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