I've been testing a few aerials for my current handheld radio of choice. This experiment is hardly scientific. But I think it's good enough to show you which aerial is the best of the bunch. At least in some conditions. It might also save you some money. Here is a little background. You might want scroll to my findings if you're in a hurry. I started this experiment before I was a licensed … [Read more...] about Best PMR446 or 2m/70cm Mobile Antenna?
For me a community is not tied to a geographical area. It's more an area of common life. I live across a number of communities. Family, friends, work, and a number of geeky tech loving groups who exist both on the web and in physical space. Some hold a fellowship of solidarity and trust. Others merely contain a group of peope who share a common interest. Either way these communities are really … [Read more...] about Reinventing Communication & Protecting Community
Not sure if you have read this article in the Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/22/social-networking-cyber-scepticism-twitter It's a new article based on and old statement that's been floating around for a while. I imagine it resurfaced due to the book 'Alone Together' hitting the UK shelves soon. Either that or there is little new to report on. For those that only use … [Read more...] about The Isolated – Are you one?
..in fact it is pivotal to life. Perhaps communication could even form part of a definition of life, because things that do not communicate do not live either.. In our 'developed' society, the methods, tools and techniques of communication have developed too. We now have an astonishing array of specialised communication, which supports our way of life. Sadly the biggest users of communication are … [Read more...] about Communication is life
My Grandmother is on twitter. Not in the conventional sense.. kicking back with a Macbook Pro, tweetdeck running on a separate screen. No, my Nonna only really geeks out on her sewing machine. It's the only tech she can really operate with confidence. With everything else it's "Computer says no.." She can't really operate the home phone if she has to use more than one button. Yet through me.. … [Read more...] about My Gran is on Twitter