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Need to play with this: Raspberry Pi web simulator from Microsoft Corporation

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/26

It’s been a while since [WayBack] +Microsoft Corporation has recently released a preview version of an open source +Raspberry Pi web simulator where you can connect sensors and component… – Jean-Luc Aufranc – Google+

Back then it was convoluted to get going. Hopefully by now that has changed.

So time to take another look during the holiday season:


It reminded me a lot of [WayBackBring ideas to life with free online Arduino simulator and PCB apps | Autodesk Circuits (a.k.a.

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Posted in *nix, Development, Hardware, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, Linux, Power User, Raspberry Pi, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Reminder to self: not all 4K displays are equal at HDMI: watch the HDMI version they support.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/17

Experience from a friend:

The cause is that the Samsung only does 60Hz on DisplayPort because they do not support HDMI 2.0.


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Anaylizing PDF files

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/10

A few things that failed/worked:

I still need to look at the Multivalent.jar when I have a system with Java again, as it is mentioned in [WayBack] pdf generation – Is there a tool to analyze a PDF in terms of fonts, objects, fields and their respective size (kb)? – Stack Overflow



Posted in Adobe, Adobe Acrobat, Fujitsu ScanSnap, Hardware, ix100, ix500, Power User, Scanners | Leave a Comment »

The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations | Ars Technica

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/26

Another piece of history: FireWire also known as IEEE-1394 [WayBack].

[WayBackThe tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations | Ars Technica

I still have that iPod, cables and IEEE-1394 adapters to communicate with it (:

It didn’t help that by now various types of connections – including FireWire, USB and others –  are also used for DMA hacking. One less connection type, one less risk of entry:

via: [WayBack] Firewire and what could have been.. – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+ and [WayBackFred Dresken (Maverick) – Google+



Posted in Development, FireWire, FireWire, Hardware, Hardware Interfacing, History, Power User, USB, USB-C | Leave a Comment »

EPOX EP-8RDA3i motherboard with code FF before POST starts

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/19

From a long time ago: EVGA motherboard are very similar to EPOX ones (they

Once I had an FF motherboard code before even the POST started on an EP-8RDA3i motherboard.

Basically taking everything out, clearing the CMOS and putting everything back in solved the problem:

The capacitors were still OK.


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