For those interested in amateur radio, the ISS will be transmitting (Apollo-Soyuz 45th anniversary) pictures Tue/Wed: https://amsat-uk.org/2020/07/27/iss-mai-75-sstv-activity-planned-for-aug-4-5/
It's targeted at Europe, but other parts of world should be able to pick it up if the station passes by.
On the history of the backslash: "the standardisation committee didn't want to 'waste' two characters on logical AND and OR, but they were convinced to introduce a backwards slash, so these can be written as /\ and \/. This didn't catch on, but it turns out it's nice to have an absolutely useless character you can use as a control and special-purpose sequence"
Yesterday's challenge for the OverTheWire Advent CTF: take a break from cyber things and go bake cookies https://github.com/OverTheWireOrg/advent2019-cookiescodebook
Coming soon(-ish): 🍪
I do strange things with computers and computer-adjacent objects. Currently a PhD student, working on I'm-not-sure-exactly-what-yet, but generally in the direction of security and signal processing. Expect "dumb signal-related problem of the day" every now and then, sometimes with extra radio-related weirdness: as far as I'm concerned, radio technology is black magic.
CTF and general "breaking of things" enthusiast.
Fan of all forms of sci-fi (especially the written ones), board- and card games (bridge!).
breaks things | researches unexpected ways in which things are broken | reads a lot, posts occasionally | radio tech = black magic
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.