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Good day.

Posted 10-17-2010 at 03:56 AM by peonuser

Have nine of my twelve stator coils wrapped for my test generator. Started disassembling old dead ide hard drives for the magnets to work with the coils.

Loving web servers more and more especially for home use. You can develop web pages that will easily work on web based devices such as the android, iphone, ipad, nook, and etc without out use the development packages for those units. If your using thin clients, it makes even more sense to have the apps on the web server. Saves a...
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Reuse it.

Posted 10-15-2010 at 02:37 AM by peonuser

Another one of my bookshelves bit the dust from carrying two many out of date linux books. I moved most of the books to a bookshelf I had rebuilt. With another good bookshelf. I added one of the shelves from the fallen unit to add some of the mementos I have collected over the years. With a little rearranging and I seem to have more room than before. Weird. Thinking of what to do with what is left of the other bookshelf and maybe making a workbench for the garage. We have one out there from the...
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Uhm goodie goodie.

Posted 10-13-2010 at 12:51 PM by peonuser

Just received some goodies from Jameco. Some crystals to play with some micro-controllers.

Almost done with my parallel port controlled directional antenna for the mythbox.

printer port > uln2803 > 5 wire stepper motor (from old 5 1/4 inch floppy drive) with freebasic to control it.

www.antennaweb.org can get the details for what direction to point the antenna.
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Programming is so much fun.

Posted 10-08-2010 at 06:31 PM by peonuser
Updated 10-08-2010 at 06:33 PM by peonuser

I like to program but sometimes it can be frustrating. First paying programming job was doing rpgii and databus on some Datapoint machines as a maintenance programmer eons ago. Though I do know several languages, I wanted to start using php to access mysql databases. Had lamp servers for many years using canned applications.

I started to write code from books like most people do and all was going fine. Then I hit a roadblock and the code did not work. I looked all over the web and...
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Server fun.

Posted 10-07-2010 at 12:53 AM by peonuser

When I moved to my new Isp, my static ip machines did not want to play along. I had to update resolv.conf. All is fine now.
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