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G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 BSOD – KeBugCheck!

I keep getting a KeBugCheck (BSOD) with messages like “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” or “System Service Exception” in Windows 7. The instruction pointer in the stop message was never the same nor was the stop code; meaning that this was not a driver or Windows issue.  It was a hardware issue.  It turned out to be memory or . . . → Read More: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 BSOD – KeBugCheck!

Augen Gentouch 78 Android Tablet

I picked up an Augen Gentouch 78 Android tablet the second that I heard they even exist from, of all places, K-Mart.  I guess I was lucky to find one in stock on August 10th since they were apparently in such high demand.

Now, from reading forums and reviews online before hand, I knew what . . . → Read More: Augen Gentouch 78 Android Tablet

11h Blog Finally Back Online

AUBURN, WA — The blog located at http://blog.11h.net is finally back online again after nearly 4 months of downtime.  The cause of the extended outage was a first time homebuyer’s purchase, which required the moving of the 11h.net datacenter from a one-car garage at a condo to a two-car garage in a house.  Additionally, problems . . . → Read More: 11h Blog Finally Back Online

Reelight SL-120 circuit theory and making it flash flasher

I noticed the other day that my front, white, Reelight SL-120 had a crack in the plastic. Since it was partially cracked and needed to be fixed I decided to take it apart to see how it operated.

Reelights work through magnetic inductance. Two magnets on the spokes of the wheel spin around and briefly . . . → Read More: Reelight SL-120 circuit theory and making it flash flasher

Timestamp in Linux using ftime for millisecond timing

I am working on an embedded project at the moment that prints debug messages to a serial console.  Interestingly, it seems that some of the prints are arriving out order from the actual flow of the software when they originate from the same thread.

To debug the printing problem and to add another, better layer, . . . → Read More: Timestamp in Linux using ftime for millisecond timing

Engineering scholarship opportunities!!! Or just a terrible mailing list?

I’m a, or was, a proud member of IEEE for the last eight years.  The beginning of the ninth year is off to an incredibly rocky start. In the last year I have received more junk mail on behalf of IEEE.  Most of it was from travelers insurance.  Some of it was life insurance nonsense… . . . → Read More: Engineering scholarship opportunities!!! Or just a terrible mailing list?

please insert correct map disc

Well, I made that error appear because… I’m an idiot.

That’s an error that can be displayed on a Toyota/Lexus MFD after changing the map region in a service menu.

I managed to select one that’s not for the disc I have.  This setting stays in flash in the navigation unit, which has a battery . . . → Read More: please insert correct map disc

New laptops, BBC, IT Crowd, iTunes backup

I am currently preparing for a data migration from my current laptop to either the same laptop with a re-freshed Windows XP install or a new laptop with a fresh Windows XP install.  The IT guy helping me with a failed forced update patch had the same reaction to my system as Derek did to . . . → Read More: New laptops, BBC, IT Crowd, iTunes backup

excel trendline formula is inaccurate

While trying to create a graph with trendline to predict what a thermistor reading for a Prius’s radiator/engine temperature would be at certain temperatures I started battling MSFT’s Excel.

I created a chart with the known data collected about the voltage at the thermistor for  a list of temperatures.  I wanted a trendline to show . . . → Read More: excel trendline formula is inaccurate

it's the word, the word, the word…

Last week I was disparately looking for something good to listen to on the radio while I was driving around Atlanta, GA.  The radio stations in Atlanta seemed to have taken a horrible step in the wrong direction in the last 10 years… But I digress.

While pressing the radio’s seek button like frogger to . . . → Read More: it's the word, the word, the word…