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by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10085

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

Yes, been licenced now for about 40 years, still have my old UK callsign as well as my Irish one and it keeps me off the streets. Ah the National HRO, I remember it well although I had the RCA AR88 which also literally weighed a hundredweight. Quite glad those days are gone though, my newest transce...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10085

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

Yes I tried Wine a long time ago, but the problem is emulating Windows is not quite the same as Windows native. My radios are totally controlled by the computer, controlling all the features, transmit and receive sequences, polling the frequency and generally using commands that are relatively uniqu...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10085

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I have a love/hate relationship with Linux. The main problem with me is that I use several computers for my radio work, and although there are some programs ported to Linux, the vast majority are Windows only. They work very well, but I'd be the first to admit that Windows programs need a fast proce...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Vertical gardening

All good replies, but am I missing the point? If you can't bend or kneel, then how are you going to sow or plant these fruit and veg plants, as well as train them upwards until they are at an appropriate height? I would suggest that (depending on your greenhouse(s)) that you make a permanent staging...
by Odsox
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Chilli wine
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Chilli wine

HEY MIKE, welcome back ... long time no see. :cheers:

Totally off topic I know, but you've come to expect that, haven't you.
by Odsox
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Mid-Devon!
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Hello from Mid-Devon!

Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. :wave:
You are among like minded people here, as I also took "early retirement" in 1994 and moved here to become as self sufficient as I can.
by Odsox
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.

Hi there and welcome to our forum. :wave: In my opinion there is absolutely nothing to beat home cooking from fresh ingredients. To start with you know exactly what went into every meal, and if you feel yourself thinking that it's all too much trouble, just read the ingredients on that ready meal an...
by Odsox
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

Christmas dinner is the one meal in the year that is probably totally bought in. Our daughter (next door) does most of the dinner while we roast the turkey. So all veg will be bought, and the pudding, although homemade, will be made with shop bought ingredients. Christmas tea on the other hand will ...
by Odsox
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 46
Views: 7051

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Green Aura wrote:If those new toms taste good I'll volunteer for the North Scottish trials

That's OK, but the problem is do you want cuttings that will be true to the parent, or saved seed that could turn out very different.
by Odsox
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 46
Views: 7051

Re: It's that time of year again ...

It looks like my timing is just about right this year, should have at least a dozen freshly picked ripe tomatoes for tea over Christmas. SFT.jpg Plus the concrete grown plant is doing the same. This plant is purposely bonsaid to stop it taking over and to just stay alive until spring. I have high ho...
by Odsox
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Veg seed viability
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Veg seed viability

I grew some Russian Kale years ago and the patch was then turned into a lawn, when I dug the lawn up about 15 years later it was smothered in Russian Kale seedlings the next spring.
Not sure that's a foolproof way of storing seeds though.
by Odsox
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Veg seed viability
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Veg seed viability

I sorted through my seed packets the other weekend to work out what seed I need to buy for next year. I ended up with 6 packets that were past their use by date, or to be precise, 5 past their use by date and one well within. That one was parsnip which I bought last year and stated sow by 2018, but ...
by Odsox
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Sales

I'd love a Bose sound system Ah, I'm afraid I did succumb. I've had a pair of Bose wired headphones for ages and would thoroughly recommend them, what I call "high definition" in the audio world. Anyway I've been hankering after some wireless, noise cancelling ones and they had the ones t...
by Odsox
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 10
Views: 5204

Re: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

You'll have no trouble growing figs in Cornwall Taff, just so long as you pick a sheltered spot so that those "sea breezes" don't shred those large leaves. I have 2 fig trees here, a Brown Turkey and a white one I can't remember the name of and they thrive with 2 flushes of fruit most year...
by Odsox
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

We actually had a frost yesterday, on the grass but no ice. Rather early for here, but missed it this morning by two degrees.
I did notice yesterday that some daffodils have 1" shoots, so spring is on it's way. :lol:

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