Category: tech

Enabling NW Digital's DRAWS on Raspbian 'Buster' (or later releases)

This HOWTO provides basic Raspberry Pi / Raspbian OS installation and configuration information to assist amateur radio operators unfamiliar with Linux or Raspberry Pi in enabling the NW Digital DRAWS (Digial Radio Amateur WorkStation) hat device on a Raspbian “Buster” (or later) operating system.

Note: This guide only takes you through preparing your Raspberry Pi and DRAWS device at a basic level. If you want a turnkey solution that configures a myriad suite of software more or less automatically, you should stick to the currently (Summer 2019) supported Compass Linux distribution (links found within the NW Digital page linked above).

Last update: August 30 2019, Mike Watkins VE7WV

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Git: Simplistic Submodules

My use of submodules in git repos tends towards the simple. This tip illustrates using other Git repositories as submodules in the use case where we intend to be a mere consumer of the other project within ours. It’s a common pattern utilized by web themes and vim/Neovim scripts.

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Script: Bind Hugo to external net

Problem: You need to run Hugo in “watch” mode during development but rather than bind to the default localhost:1313 you need to bind Hugo to an externally visible IP address - which for those of us not chained to one work location may change frequently. An externally accessible IP is particularly helpful for virtual machine users that may need to test browsers available on other real or virtual machines.

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