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Peter Marks
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A (failed) attempt to recognise the postie with machine learning
I've tinkered with machine learning in the past using TensorFlow but wanted to try Apple's tools which are extremely simple to use by comparison. We have a low quality webcam pointing out into the street in front of the house that writes a file to a NAS eve...
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Beautiful Don Dorrigo Gazette
After visiting Dorrigo several times I finally remembered to drop in and purchase (for $1) a copy of the hot-metal typeset "Don Dorrigo and Guy Fawkes Advocate". The paper has been published since January 8, 1910 and is the last known newspaper in Australia...
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An all "show n tell" home brew group meeting
This week we dispensed with a lecture format at the ARNSW Home Brew Group meeting and just went with show and tell. Actually it worked out well. Normally the show and tell tends to be a delay before we get to the lecture but this time it was nice to take it...
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Transcribe Helper macOS App soon for the app store
In recent years I've worked on and submitted many iOS apps to the Apple app store, but today, I've submitted my first app to the macOS app store. My wife, Phillipa, is doing a PhD and interviewed numerous people. I was roped in to help transcribe those reco...
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SDR software on macOS survey
This morning I thought I'd listen to the ARNSW Sunday broadcast on a Mac using an RTL-SDR dongle, just for a change. First I tried my old favourite, CubicSDR . I like CubicSDR largely because of the nice keyboard commands for tuning around and zooming. Next...
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QRP By the Harbour November 2018
Yesterday we held another QRP By the Harbour meetup in Sydney at McIlwaine Park, Rhodes. A small friendly group turned up and happily the weather was kind. (Yesterday was 36C and a previous event was hailed out). I set up a simple end fed antenna with a cou...
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Micro Men - docu-drama about the early PC industry in the UK
Just watched an entertaining 2009 TV program called "Micro Men" that tells the story of the early days of personal computers in the UK. Clive Sinclair is portrayed in competition with Acorn in the battle to produce the computer to be used in a BBC show. The...
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Labor backs a revival of Asia Pacific broadcasting
Great news! In a foreign policy speech yesterday opposition leader Bill Shorten gave the Pacific a priority it hasn't had in decades and today Penny Wong has backed it up making explicit Labor's desire to see a revival of Australia broadcasting in Asia and ...
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Vanlife: Rebuild with bad carpentry
The van, as it came when I bought it, was built for sleeping and not much more. The whole back of it was filled with a double bed spring mattress. Under the mattress was a large drawer at the back and if you lifted up the mattress in front there was storage...
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Exporting Notes from iOS 12 in python
A friend, who doesn't use iCloud, asked me how to export the Notes on the device. Searching around I found that the way to do this is to do a non-encrypted backup of the device and then pay a surprising amount of money for an app to read the files and expor...
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