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SSH sessions over Starlink connections

After I moved my broadband package from a traditional ISP-over-copper to the Satellite based Starlink service, I noticed that my SSH sessions to remote servers would suffer from broken pipes and disconnections far more often than I’d experienced before. Initially I though this was due to short drop-outs while my Starlink terminal hopped from one […]

 

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ATEM Mini – Secrets and opportunites?

The ATEM Mini is an awesome HDMI Switcher from Blackmagic Desgn. With 4 HDMI Inputs, one HDMI Output, and one ‘WebCam’ USB output it offers great value for money. It is widely used by video bloggers and YouTubers for quickly changing camera angles and views, and is also a fantastic addittion to any livestream setup […]

 

Allen & Heath ZED 24 Repair Part 3 : Stereo Channel Card

Part three of a series of videos looking at the repair of an Allen & Heath ZED 24 Audio Mixer.

 

Allen & Heath ZED 24 Repair, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of a series looking at the teardown and repair of an Allen & Heath ZED 24 Audio Mixing desk.

 

Building Yocto Linux for Edison

The Intel Edison is a tiny embedded micro that has 4GB Flash and 1GB Ram. It runs Linux, and is ideal for embedding as an application platform into all kinds of devices, but especially for IoT and wearables. I am currently working on some new products for a major client of mine based around Edison, and […]

 

Repairing PCBs with bodge wires.

I received six PCBs from a contract manufacturer, but due to a glitch in the manufacturing plots two traces were missing from the boards. To get the boards working I need to add two bodge wires to each board. This video shows the process of me repairing the board from start to finish.  

 

Calculator in Apple’s OS X El Capitan cannot perform basic maths!

I have discovered that the Calculator app that ships with OS X El Capitan cannot do some pretty basic programmer’s maths. Being able to add and subtract in Base 10 (decimal) and Base 16 (Hexadecimal) is a pretty basic requirement of any programmer’s calculator. Developers use these number systems all day long, and the Calculator App […]

 

2016: An interesting year.

However you look at it, 2016 will be an interesting year.  It’s one that won’t be repeated for another 16 years, and then another 8, then another 4, then another 2, then the following year, then the year after that, and then not for another 1024 years. What I’m talking about is the year 2016 […]

 

Take the Phishing Test

Following on from my earlier post about how to spot a “Phishing” email, you can now take a short test to see how good you are at identifying fake emails.  Anything less than 100% and you might be vulnerable to being tricked into installing viruses, handing over your bank login details, or worse!

 

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