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Today I searched the ‘net to see how the discussions were going, and I came across this forum. Included are some pretty desired documents. One is a pair of papers by Andrew Bauer, arguably the true originator of the concept. One paper describes what is essentially a continuously tacking boat; the other is a boat […]

Python script to format the TDS B series CSV files.

In my last post I griped about the Tektronix TDS2004B spitting out horrible CSV files. I wrote this script to reformat it. As you can see from the source, whatever is in the “header” file just gets dumped ahead of the data. I just checked it and it should work with 1, 2, 3, or […]

Sunpak 622 Service Manual

So I found a free copy of the service manual for the Sunpak 622 flash. Wow, that thing is complete! More of a circuit diagram/exploded view kind of reference than a service guide, but useful nonetheless. I found it here.

Dead Hard Drives 2

I should have thought of this… I did a quick search on the Internet for “hard drive platter transplant” and it lead me to a link on hackaday about doing such an operation. The article itself seems to be crap; the important part are all the comments left. There are a few people who seem […]


Heh. It had to happen…. As you may or may not know, I recently made some discoveries that allowed me to put my iTunes library on a portable drive and update my iPod wherever I wanted, truly making my library mobile (and not just my MP3’s). I always wondered why computer hardware (cases, motherboards, graphics […]


This post is somewhat in continuation to the post about putting your iTunes library on a portable drive. Today I went to plug my iPod into the computer and upload some new MP3’s. Since I wasn’t doing it at my home computer, I expected iTunes to demand that I delete the entire contents of the […]

Speaking of taskbar [system tray] clocks

All I wanted was a clock with two timezones shown… and I couldn’t find a free one. Took me months to even find out how these people were writing their great shareware. Turns out, as I suspected, that the tray clock (at the bottom right of your screen) is not an independent program so it […]

My First Post

Hello all. I’m writing my first post here to explain the links I’ve added to my blog—the ones on the right side of the page. I have found these links to be very useful, so I’m publishing them. Basically, they comprise my favorites list. First, the pictorial histories of cameras. The three I’ve liked leafing […]