Month: September 2017

  • Trying to decide on a VHF/UHF radio

    Trying to decide on a VHF/UHF radio

    Next month, I’m taking my test to get a ham radio licence here in the UK. This is not my first licence. I’ve got LU5ARC years ago, as I was leaving Argentina, so, I never really got to use it. Years before that I’ve got a Yaesu FT411E, but I never transmitted with it due […]

  • Book Review: Foundation Licence Now by Alan Betts

    Book Review: Foundation Licence Now by Alan Betts

    I wished someone handed me this book years ago, when I moved to the UK, because I would have gotten my foundation amateur radio licence much, much sooner if I knew how simple it was. I have a similarly leveled licence from Argentina (LU5ARC) and it was much harder to obtain. I found the structure […]

  • Book Review: Getting Started In Amateur Radio by Steve Nichols

    Book Review: Getting Started In Amateur Radio by Steve Nichols

    I’m not an expert but I’m also not a beginner to ham radio (I’m LU5ARC in Argentina and I’ll be working on getting my UK license next month) and this book opened my eyes to a lot of new cool things to do in the world of amateur radio. I marked a lot of things […]

  • Book Review: Product Demos That Sell: How to Deliver Winning SaaS Demos by Steli Efti

    Book Review: Product Demos That Sell: How to Deliver Winning SaaS Demos by Steli Efti

    I’m new to demoing so I don’t have a lot of references to judge this book and its contents. Everything that I read makes sense. If we are going to judge by authority, Steli Efti, has the track record to write this sort of book. I think it’s interesting how much it covers around the […]

  • An important lesson in consumer protection (for small businesses owners)

    An important lesson in consumer protection (for small businesses owners)

    I recently bought a desktop computer from Dell and by the time it arrived I was wondering if it was powerful enough, so, I took it for a spin and found out that my suspicious were correct. It was not powerful enough for my needs. We’ll, no big deal, all I had to do was […]

  • Book Review: Spring REST by Balaji Varanasi, Sudha Belida

    Book Review: Spring REST by Balaji Varanasi, Sudha Belida

    If you need to build a RESTful API with Java, this book is the way to go. Short and sweet, it covers most of what you need without too much faff. I particularly liked the chapter on errors. It has quite a bit of code that I copied into my project as a starting point. […]

  • Book Review: Beginning Hibernate by Jeff Linwood, Dave Minter

    Book Review: Beginning Hibernate by Jeff Linwood, Dave Minter

    Sweet introduction to Hibernate. I can’t believe it doesn’t cover migrations (and I’m sure some people will point out migrations it’s not part of Hibernate, but without it, there’s no good way to maintain a production database). The book is on the short side for a computer book and that’s a huge plus. Even then, […]

  • Goodbye Apple

    Goodbye Apple

    My main computer was an Apple MacBook Pro for about 8 or 9 years. That is, until last January, when I said good-bye to Apple. It wasn’t easy, but the last iteration of the MacBook Pro is terrible. I’m not against the touch bar. I think keyboards need more innovation and I applaud the effort. […]