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There is so much amazingly cool "stuff" to see and do that I'm amazed I find the time to get any real work done. In my blog I will waffle on about the books I'm reading, the projects I'm building, and the weird and wonderful websites I blunder across. Please Email Me if you see anything you think will "tickle my fancy."
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Posted: 08:02:24 PM, 29/01/2015
Until recently, I was under the impression that my computer system in general -- and my precious data in particular -- was reasonably secure against the forces of evil, but then my eyes were opened to the grim and grizzly truth. ? As you may recall, a little over a month ago, my main wo......

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Posted: 06:56:41 PM, 21/01/2015
Several days ago, when I started my truck after a night when the temperatures had plummeted to well below freezing, I observed a warning light glaring at me balefully from the console. ? Of course this couldnt say something useful like "Check Engine." Instead, the message w......

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Posted: 07:08:54 PM, 12/01/2015
I dont know what it is about them, but I am quite keen on using antique analogue meters as part of my hobby projects. I guess I just love the Steampunk genre, plus these meters add a certain "robustness" to one's designs. ? I pick these meters up at Hamfests and electro......

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Posted: 09:01:57 PM, 10/01/2015
I was looking around the Internet (as is my wont) when I ran across this t-shirt, which caught my eye and caused me to pause for a moment's contemplation. ? ? This little rascal made me think of a number of things. First of all, it reminded me of a number of IT guys I've run......

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Posted: 08:13:35 PM, 08/01/2015
In the US, comdian Jeff Foxworthy is known for his "You might be a redneck if " jokes. ? Typical examples might be along the lines of: You might be a redneck if you ever cut your grass and found a car. you own a home that's mobile and five ......

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Posted: 07:02:36 PM, 07/01/2015
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember a world without iPads? ? When the very first iPad appeared on the scene, I looked around my off......

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Posted: 06:45:38 PM, 07/01/2015
The JESD204 serial interface standard -- the latest version of which is the JESD204B revision -- was? developed under the auspices of the JEDEC committee to standardize and reduce the number of data inputs/outputs between high-speed data converters, such as analog-to-digital converters and di......

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Posted: 09:18:20 PM, 05/01/2015
This is a followup to my previous blog on this topic, the "crux of the biscuit" being that I need a sound effects shield for my Arduino/chipKIT-powered hobby projects. ? In the case of my Vetinari Clock, for example, I want to start with a "tick-tock" sound, and I wa......

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