Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fried Electronics: Netgear Gigabit Switch

I came into my office this morning and had no connectivity on any of my computers, or my desk phone that also works over an Ethernet connection. It didn’t take long to figure out why: After the third image, it … Continue reading

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Repairing Antique Radio Electrics from Start to Finish (3) – Grunow 589

Update: The series is complete. For more articles and information, visit these other posts: Part 1: Identification and Task List Part 2: Intake Checks Part 3: Capacitor Replacement Part 4: Resistors and Controls Part 5: First Power-Up Part 6: Socket … Continue reading

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Repairing Antique Radio Electrics from Start to Finish (2) – Grunow 589

Update: The series is complete. For more articles and information, visit these other posts: Part 1: Identification and Task List Part 2: Intake Checks Part 3: Capacitor Replacement Part 4: Resistors and Controls Part 5: First Power-Up Part 6: Socket … Continue reading

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Puppy Cam

Bald Eagles may have been a bit more majestic, but these Shiba Inu puppies are a lot cuter. They have just become active enough over this week to move themselves towards the pile when they get cold, instead of having … Continue reading

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Repairing Antique Radio Electrics from Start to Finish (1) – Grunow 589

Update: The series is complete. For more articles and information, visit these other posts: Part 1: Identification and Task List Part 2: Intake Checks Part 3: Capacitor Replacement Part 4: Resistors and Controls Part 5: First Power-Up Part 6: Socket … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations in a Mobile World

I’d like to share some frustrations I’ve been having with my Android phone, the T-Mobile G2. I was a completely satisfied customer of the G1, which was released about 2.5 years ago – an eternity in mobile technology, but not … Continue reading

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Stromberg-Carlson 520-PG: After Action Report

My Stromberg-Carlson 520-PG (previous parts 1 2) is finally finished! The radio came out ahead of my expectations, even, and was delivered to its new home yesterday where I expect it will continue to serve for years to come. See … Continue reading

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Stromberg-Carlson 520-PG Nearing Completion

My current main project, refurbishing my Stromberg-Carlson 520-PG radio (which has been a fair amount of fun so far) is nearing completion. I’ve just completed an IF alignment, which greatly improved the sound quality and volume and general performance. Radios … Continue reading

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Bing vs. Google on Downloading WinRAR [Winner: Google]

I’m fighting with the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, a Microsoft utility for managing cloud computing resources. It’s a fight I shouldn’t have to engage in as Microsoft requires a pre-requisite that can’t actually be opened by … Continue reading

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Use WinDbg to Solve Blue Screen Crashes

Everyone has experienced a Blue Screen crash at some point or another. Windows Vista and Windows 7 greatly reduced the frequency of this happening, and now it’s pretty rare. I’ve only seen one on my home computer in several years, … Continue reading

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