Goodbye Radioshack!

On February 5th, 2015 the electronics retailer RadioShack finally filed for Chapter 11 protection under US bankruptcy law after 11 consecutive quarterly losses. Many stores closed as a result of this. Before they closed their doors forever, RadioShack blew out their remaining inventory with great discounts. When I first heard of the RadioShack bankruptcy, I […]
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Lawsuit Against Little Rock Police (FOIA Access to Records)

On Friday, I filed a lawsuit against the Little Rock Police Department under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, requesting access to historical audio recordings and encryption keys. This lawsuit became necessary because Little Rock denied my request for record access for unsubstantiated reasons. Let’s start from the beginning. Not with the creation of mankind […]
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Hobbyists and the Cost of Software Options

This article takes a closer look at the cost and value of software license keys as found in modern test equipment. Today I came across an article on Hackaday [1]. The article was Hackaday’s response to a DMCA Takedown Notice they have received from Tektronix. The DMCA Takedown Notice was aimed by Tektronix at a […]
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Reflecting Back

The text blog has been around for about two years now and the video blog is a little over one year old. I thought this would be a great time to look back and tell you a bit more about what happens in the background and what it takes to produce a blog like this. […]
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Comcast and their Network Management Policy

Not only does Comcast consider it “too much bandwidth” use if their customers use more than 70% of the bandwidth they pay for, for more than 15 minutes, Comcast representatives also have no clue about this policy being in place. My last YouTube video was rather large. About 4.2 GB to be precise. The upload […]
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News and Status update

I haven’t been writing any articles in almost 3 month. I apologize for this big gap and appreciate your patience. Recent job development and my move to a new location offered little time for the blog or electronics in general. I expect to have the new lab set up within a month or so. My […]
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Dealing with social media

This blog is now just over one year old. In that short time, I could gather quite a bit of experience in dealing with US-based companies and their way of handling social media. Time to recap and give those companies a bit of advise. Most marketing managers see social media as a very dangerous tool. […]
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New camera for better picture quality

As you may or may not have noticed, the pictures on this blog were rather poor in quality. The camera I’ve been using so far is a 2-year-old ‘one hung low’ brand sub $100 camera. Naturally, there wasn’t much quality at all to get out of that thing. Especially on macro pictures of development boards […]
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Future Video Blog Plans

There are plenty of electronics-related YouTube channels out there but few are dedicated to radio frequency (RF) related topics. It’s time to accept this challenge and start an RF video blog. My YouTube channel [1] is currently only used for auxiliary videos which are used for illustration purposes of this classic text blog. But that […]
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