For each and every veteran – Thank You!! Armistice Day Becomes Veterans Day World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The actual fighting between the Allies and Germany, however, had ended seven months earlier with the armistice, which went into effect on the eleventh hour […]
While Microsoft no longer supports those of its operating systems that were in heavy use into the early 2000s, support for old hardware is not typically something that you will have to worry about if you run Linux on your machines. Sure, there will be driver issues from time to time, and you might have […]
Those of us who use microprocessors in our work will be familiar with their cost, whether we are buying one or two for a project or ten million on reels for a production run. We’re used to paying tens of cents or maybe even a dollar for a little microcontroller in single quantities, and these…
Many of us don’t think too much about radiation levels in our area, until a nuclear disaster hits and questions are raised. Radiation monitoring is an important undertaking, both from a public health perspective and as a way to monitor things like weapon development. So why is it done, how is it done, and what…
I needed one today. Walk with me? Adventure It begins with a stride or perhaps a small step: trivial, mundane, but needed. Quickly, quite unaware, you’ve stumbled beneath a cool film of shadow, where the trees weave their limbs into a canopy that cradles the sun, inviting butterflies, as blue as sorrow, to waltz with […]
A nice post from a fellow ham radio operator that I thought was worth sharing.
The Erie Lackawanna Railroad Logbook This is a train log that logged trains that traveled along the line that went from Chicago through New York State and Pennsylvania, then New Jersey, and which finally ended up in New York City. It defines my youth – in the 1960’s, the train tracks were pulled up in […]