Posts tagged picnic
Ham Radio QRP Picnic Table 003
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LIQRP – Long Island QRP group meeting in a nice shady part of a park in Long Island. QRP technically means "reducing transmission power to a level low enough to maintain contact" It also became to mean the fanatical devotion of operating and perhaps building of radios the transmit 5 watts or less. This includes a pride in assembling very portable amateur radio stations.
A stand-alone digital communications setup made by NJQRP needing no typical PC or laptop setup. It is all in a little box connected to a keyboard. This operates on a mode called psk31 [phase shift keying at 31 baud] Type gets through the noise even when it can barely be heard by the ear on the radio!
Image by Andrew*
That is one sexy piece of mobile goodness, I had a play around with one at lunchtime today.
The only negative is the battery life, which is frankly pants!
Image by Ed Yourdon
Lunch at the 79th Street Boat Basin, Jul 2009 – 17
Yes, that is a MacBook Pro that the woman is holding. I know, because I have several other shots of her from a different angle, where you can see the Apple logo on the top of her laptop.But I thought this was a better picture, from a photographic perspective…
Note: this photo was published in a Dec 26, 2010 blog titled "How to use acer laptop battery?" It was also published in an Apr 14, 2011 blog titled "Q&A: On yahoo360 can i be the same person on a desk top and laptop computer?" And it was published in an Aug 5, 2011 blog titled "[Politique] Piquenique pirate dimanche 4 septembre!"
There’s a cafe by the 79th Street Boat Basin, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan — nestled into the stone arches of the 79th Street entrance/exit of the West Side Highway. I’ve walked past it numerous times, during strolls along the river, but I’ve never had the time or inclination to stop for a snack or a meal. But on this quiet, sunny Fourth of July weekend, it seemed like just the place to go for a relaxing lunch, looking out over the river as people walked by, and boats sailed up and down the Hudson River.
After lunch, I couldn’t resist the temptation to stroll down to the pier that extends out into the river at 70th Street, part of the landscaping improvements that Donald Trump made on behalf of NYC when he built a row of luxury apartment buildings along this stretch of the west side. After that, I strolled back up past the Boat Basin to 82nd Street, and then back down to 72nd Street again – before exiting from Riverside Park, and heading off to the gym for some additional exercise.
And, oh, did I mention that I had my camera with me?
montaggio della batteria
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il fondo del thinkpad è ben realizzato, notare i due "piedini" lunghi