Update: it was the rona. Glad I’m vaxxed and boosted, and my doctor is such a rock star she helped me have Paxlovid in hand 90 minutes later.

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Forgetting to take your allergy meds for three days and then going out to do yard work is a recipe for disaster. Don't be like me, kids.

Started working on my next video project. I’m incredibly excited about it and you should be seeing it in a few weeks!

NEW VIDEO: I talked to a few people who, like me, are entering the world of broadcasting as a second career. If you’re a radio nerd or you have any interest at all, it’s never too late to become a broadcaster!

Watch here on my PeerTube instance: tv.kirkmanskorner.com/w/x6sryG

I've started putting my videos about broadcast engineering in radio on my PeerTube instance!

Catch the first one where I talk about audio processing and how we use it in radio here: tv.kirkmanskorner.com/w/p9kfv8

I'm uploading my newest now, where I interviewed some people who work in radio as a second or third career, you'll see it soon!

Then maybe, just maybe, you shouldn’t have dumped your life savings into internet play money. The only thing worse than some government having control over money is a small group of individuals having control over it.

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I spent about an hour outside near the deck today taking care of a carpenter bee problem. In a few days, I can plug those holes right up!

Working in the field tomorrow. I’ll be installing these MikroTik hEX devices at transmitter sites to serve as an alternate IP path for our studio-transmitter links! I had to kludge together an EoIP tunnel within a WireGuard tunnel back to a CHR I stood up in the cloud so I won’t have to change TCP/IP settings on our Intraplex transports. Sounds like a lot of overhead, but it’s just a few 384kbps Opus streams.

This is Teacher Appreciation Week.

It needs to start being expressed with higher pay and more support, rather than empty words, coffee shop gift cards, and pizza parties. I worked in public education for nine years. I wasn't even a teacher and even I knew it was time to GTFO.

Built a new fire ring today. It looks a lot better than the rusty one we had before that was falling apart.

Also, you *cannot* tell me there are no other broadcast engineers in the fediverse.

Either way you should follow me if you are or think you might be a radio nerd. I can show you cool things.

I’m at NAB Show this week and this is the coolest haul ever. Not many people in their 30s can say they’ve done work on a tube-based FM transmitter, but cha boi actually enjoys the challenge!

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