So, we're approaching tax season here in the USA. The company's HR team sends out an update to the company via email. Somebody replies to the sender with an innocent-enough request of, "Hey, my form is incorrect. How can I get it changed?" The originator replied... and... I readied some popcorn to enjoy the show. … Continue reading Work + Reality = Entertainment
A slightly more subtantial, and tunable QRP transciever, the QRP Lab QCX kit, is rather well-underway: And I've come to the conclusion that I should really improve my interior project bench. All in due time, of course.
Ideas first Tools second Safety third "But John," you'll exclaim, "safety always comes first!" No, it doesn't. You would not have even considered safety at all if you didn't have the idea to begin with. Ideas come first -- they'll guide you to attempting and completing them. They give you direction. Purpose. "Well, surely safety … Continue reading Safety Third…
In progress, but even this will have something else that will need it. Here, a PCB, GPS receiver along with several resistors, capacitors, a few LEDs, and a transistor.
A few years ago -- 2014 maybe? -- we were in the early days of distributed teams and were spread across three timezones. Timing was awkward. So, many of us would start our day from home to join calls and meetings. This was, for us the beginnings of regular telecommuting. To help ease the communications … Continue reading The Panacea-Tool Incident
Buy one. Seriously. Install it so it turns on and begins recording whenever you start the car. It needs to have as much view of the road as possible with just the front of your vehicle in the frame -- nobody cares about video of the sky; there aren't any cars up there. Check it … Continue reading Dash Cams
My soldering is improving. This is a DSO 138 Oscilloscope that I assembled from a provided combination of discrete parts. The purveyors only ensured two required SMD* chips were factory-attached. At the US$22 entry price, including the housing, it was a fun and affordable project. If you take one of these on as a project, … Continue reading Getting a bit more challenging…