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Honored and humbled....

Posted 01-27-2011 at 02:53 AM by peonuser

Was reading the rss where where I saw there was an article about using the parallel port. I had just done one. Decided to click on it to get more info. Low and behold it was my own unfinished instructable. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. in sort of a Gomer Pyle way.

http://hackaday.com/2011/01/26/stepp...-hdtv-antenna/
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Ipad and ipod need not apply.

Posted 01-14-2011 at 04:01 AM by peonuser
Updated 01-17-2011 at 07:07 PM by peonuser (Update)

Reset my brothers old linksys router which does actually run dd-wrt. I needed to test wireless on a laptop I have and check out the Chumby. Ended up having to upgrade the driver on the laptop. fortunately it was just an sudo apt-get install (filename). It connected to the router fine. There is a button on the laptop that acts as a hard switch to disable the wireless if you need to go back to land lines. Used the laptop to change some settings on the router. Fortunately the wireless was partitioned...
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New toys.

Posted 12-29-2010 at 10:01 AM by peonuser

Well now that what used to be called Russia is mandated to use linux, will we go from an arms or space race to a linux race? Food for thought...

Anyway the Insignia Infocast 8 inch tablet was on sale for sixty seven dollars, I had to get it. I have not opened the box yet. Lots of other things to do. If the browser still works with it, it will be a possible replacement for the ipad and or ipad touch.

Got a 1g switch for xmas. Needed that. My brother gave me his old linksys...
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oldies but goodies.

Posted 12-07-2010 at 10:56 AM by peonuser
Updated 12-07-2010 at 01:21 PM by peonuser

Started a new contract job, so I have not had the time to tinker as I have wanted to. At least they feed us for free. The way to a developer's weak points.

Saw an article where someone had interfaced an old isa sound card to the parallel port. That had me thinking about using micro-controllers with the old isa stuff. Daydreamed of using a parallax propeller chip and several old sound cards to make one awesome computer controlled organ. Wish I had the engineering background to put...
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Xmas tree lights.

Posted 11-25-2010 at 09:10 PM by peonuser

Well I grabbed some 2n3904 transistors to act as solid state switches and now have the computer controlled xmas tree (battery powered) lights up and running. Still have to tweak the circuit and the code a bit though. The basic circuit before adapting it. Planning to use the parallel breakout cable to connect things to the pc. http://www.instructables.com/id/No-s...ort-break-out/. Good place for code and interfacing: http://www.epanorama.net/circuits/parallel_output.html
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