|SFT Synth (codename: 'Piranha')||This is an early announcement of an AVR microcontroller-based monophonic synthesizer project that I will likely need 'Crowd Source' or other kinds of funding to complete. Fortunately there is an existing market and competing products sell for twice what I expect to offer this product at, so investing in this project (particularly during a time when OTHER kinds of investments may not be so 'lucky') is likely to pay off. ALL serious offers will be considered. There is more info on the project web page.|
|SFT Power Supply||A prototype switching 'bench' power supply, providing 4 different voltage outputs, and controlled using an AVR microcontroller. An LCD display continuously displays output voltages, and also indicates the voltage setting when one of the 3 voltage setting knobs is changed. More information is available on the web page.|
|FreeBSD 'Top Level Packages' Utility||Whenever I update the ports on FreeBSD, which typically must be BUILT FROM SOURCE, I find a LOT of problems if I attempt to leave things installed and just upgrade the changes. To facilitate a 'clean re-install' I developed a script that uses a similar technique to 'BOM leveling' typically used by an MRP process.|
|Network Devices||A review of a couple of very useful and highly available networking devices that are both compatible with microcontrollers. It could help you 'Wifi' and/or 'Ethernet' your next microcontroller-based project|
|Making Gnome 3 Usable||There appears to be a current trend by software makers to change the way we use our computers, whether
we like it or not. Gnome version 3 and Microsoft Windows™ 8 both
exhibit this, in my view. But for gnome desktop users, I have provided some INSTRUCTIONS on how to get
back MOST of the functionality and appearance of your familiar Gnome 2 desktop, with a bit of tongue-in-cheek.
It's worth pointing out that the MATE desktop retains all of the old Gnome 2 functionality, with packages and installation instructions for many of the more popular Linux distributions, and source for everythign else. And several OS distributions have already included the MATE packages within their own repository.
|Computing Trends||A set of articles on Computing and Internet Trends, multi-threading and SMP, and the failure of the '.Net' initiative (more to come)|
|Windows to UNIX||Converting a network with a Windows Server to a UNIX or Linux Server|
|Data Encryption Methods||A discussion of methods used to encrypt data|
|Using Interix||Helpful information regarding Microsoft's POSIX subsystem.|
|Windows vs UNIX/Linux||The debate continues! UNIX/Linux vs Microsoft Windows(tm) Operating Systems|
|M.R.P. III||The definition for M.R.P. III, an evolutionary change in M.R.P.|
|M.R.P. Simulation||An effective inventory modeling tool for E.C.O.'s and end-of-life products|
|Bandwidth Management||Information on BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT|
|Forecast Accuracy||Information on improving sales forecast accuracy|
|Mechanical Forecasts||A discussion of computer-generated forecasts based on statistical models|
|XMODEM library||A generic open source XMODEM library, written with microcontrollers in mind, and suitable for use with POSIX-compatible (Linux, BSD) and Arduino (and compatible) devices|
for the Arduino Uno
|A USB to serial driver for the Arduino Uno for FreeBSD, as a kernel module 'uarduno'. This corrects some of the issues regarding USB device identifiers for various Arduino devices under FreeBSD, as well as giving you the capability of adding your own manufacturer/device identifier pairs (if needed)|
|X11 workbench||This is a long-term project, currently in 'pre-alpha' state. It consistst of a simple X11 C language toolkit and an integrated development environment for X11 applications. At the moment, the toolkit is 'mostly done' but the IDE doesn't do much (hence pre-alpha). Worthy of note, it has a lot of support for doxygen-generated documentation|
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