I am quite surprised with how quiet the California Air Tools compressor is. How quiet? The construction-grade Porter Cable compressor is 95dB at 1m above it. Loud. You'd actually require hearing protection is subjected to that for more than a few minutes. You'll practically need to yell to be heard. The California Air Tools compressor… Continue reading California Air Tools
I honestly don't really have a need for a function generator. This was inexpensive and small enough to fill an hour's time. The most time-consuming part was understanding what orientation the electrolytic capacitors were to be installed. While the silkscreen on the PCB did have an indication that the capacitors had to go one way,… Continue reading 𝒇(𝓧) = The Generation of Functions
Samsung hasn't had the best of luck with certain tech. Not long ago, its top-load washing-machines turned into guillotines with regular usage -- glass lids parting company with the slightest vibration. And there was the Note 7 smartphone, which had a tendency to spontaneously and spectacularly burst into flame. And now, with the release --… Continue reading End of the Smartphone?
A few days ago, my wife and I had a discussion about our wishes for our children, when we eventually die. Essentially, it was: inheritance must be invested and never used to pay off debt. Or, put another way, any debt that you incur is yours alone. Never, ever, expect that an inheritance will pay… Continue reading Preaching to Myself?
Because it's in the rotation for the First of May.