I had my first #HamRadio CW QSO (morst code contact) in 25 years. That 599 perfect signal report felt like the best news all day, despite the short distance. Today Arch Street, tomorrow the world!
A #HamRadio operator has found a correlation between HF propagation and earthquakes. https://qrznow.com/report-california-earthquakes-disrupted-hf-propagation-on-west-coast/
I have enjoyed participating in the creation of the IFTF #Accessibility Testing Project Report. Those interested in interactive fiction (text adventure games) should check it out. https://austinseraphin.com/2019/06/13/iftf-accessibility-report/
I had an interesting revelation while floating in a sensory deprivation tank relating to #echolocation and #Qigong. https://austinseraphin.com/2019/05/08/a-healing-sound/
I have fallen in love! https://elecraft.com/products/kx3-all-mode-160-6-m-transceiver
Blindness Charities And Money, Part 1: The Aggregation, by Chris Hofstader: https://www.chrishofstader.com/blindness-charities-and-money-part-1-the-aggregation/ #accessibility
The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation has begun their #accessibility testing program. They need more screen reader users who enjoy playing interactive fiction, also known as text adventures.
Does anyone know about automatic magnetic loop antenna controllers? They may hold the key to fulfilling my dream of getting back on HF from within my city apartment. #HamRadio
My New Year's Resolutions: https://austinseraphin.com/2018/12/31/my-new-years-resolutions/
There’s already a blueprint for a more accessible internet. If only designers would learn it.
Merry Christmas! Last night I watched It's a Wonderful Life, described for the blind by George H.W. Bush! Of course I went into full #MST3K mode immediately. "Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent."
I wrote an #iOS app in #RubyMotion for BlindAlive, a company providing audio workouts for the blind. Sadly, they will go out of business at the end of the year. Writing the app has inspired me to work on a meditation app during 2019.
"OK, let's recap the movie so far. Someone went to Acapulco, and somebody almost bought gas." #MST3KTurkeyDay
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