<<<-OSG DATE : 17 JULY 2016 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MYSTIC GUY YOUTUBE CHANNEL ========================== Avon, sysop of Agency BBS in New Zealand, has started a Youtube channel covering how to set up a Mystic BBS. His Youtube channel is here: MYSTIC GUY The videos are very high quality and he's put a lot of work and thought into them, so go check them out. URBAN SKETCHING & WATERCOLOURS ============================== I've been getting into the urban sketching style of watercolour painting because I don't need as much space. I bought myself a nice sketchbook and a waterbrush (plastic kind that have a reservior of water in the handle) and just recently purchased Urban Watercolor Sketching by Felix Scheinberger. I love his art--it's such a free and spontaneous style. HAM RADIO ========= Also, I've got back to trying to learn amateur radio. I tried a couple of years ago, but life happened, and I'm only getting back into it now. The ARRL handbook used in America is very very large and is basically an info dump as far as I can see. I think I learn better with workbook style books where there are exercises I can practise with after each section. This 1300 page book does not have that, so I've been trying to find alternatives with no luck yet. Maybe I'll get some basic electronics learning books and then switch to the radio stuff after I'm comfortable with that. Jaycar have a series of electronics kit books/lessons which are freely downloable, but from a quick glance they don't spend time on teaching the theory, they just jump into the project building with some hints boxes about what is going on.