Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kind of Roman that way.

Over the course of an eventful life, new bits keep getting stuck onto my name: B.S., Ph.D., "The Insufferable" (as a prefix; it's a team name), and various nicknames, many of which aren't fit for this blog.  The Romans did a similar thing – if you headed up the legion that subdued Hoboken, you got "Hobokenus" formally tacked on.  Probably one hell of an honor when you get down to it, but after a while it got kind of cumbersome.  Wikipedia has an extensive article on their naming conventions, and how they changed over the thousand-plus years of the Republic and Empire.

Well, I seem to have acquired one more in the last week: KF5SQF.  Yes, I took and passed the ham exams up through General last Saturday.  Don't have any gear yet, but I'm carefully examining options there.  In the meantime, there are plenty of other projects around the house to work on.

But forget all that.  The weather's beautiful today, I'm going for a bike ride.

ps: and it was a really great ride!  Thirty miles on the CX bike along the seawall, over the bridge, around Pass Christian, and back.

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