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IOT – Internet of Things

Internet Of Things

I stumbled onto and watched an intriguing cable network channel containing programs about Cyber-warfare. As all these specialized channels have become, they are more about drawing in viewers such as myself, than presenting impartial reporting. They all have an agenda, that suits their purpose.

That understood, it still presented a story, many stories , that  need to be heard. Most people will not understand what was shown, but people like myself, raised in a developing world of embedded computing, and have worked in the industry, know exactly what was being said.

Many and perhaps most of the electrical appliances or devices […] Continue reading » IOT – Internet of Things

A Creative Thought

Just finished mowing my yard, edging, trimming, the whole works. Good aerobic, couple of hours exercise for a 70-year-old male, in the Texas humid 85-degree heat. Far better that the 100 plus degree days we were having.

I am now re-hydrating with a bottle of orange G-Ade thirst quencher and have turned on the computer in my air-conditioned home office, checking emails and making sure the earth is still revolving. Don’t want to miss the eclipse in eleven days or so… The propaganda machine (TV) says it is a first full eclipse in the USA in 99 years but that is BS. Maybe the first […] Continue reading » A Creative Thought

Business as Usual

I get so involved with my workshop blog (THMSBlog) and working in my shop, I don’t spend a lot of time making additions to Ramblin’ Dan. I try to keep the work shop talk out of here, but sometimes I just should make some comments.

I run a world wide internet based business offering small machine shop tools and parts. About half my customers are outside the USA. That means I do a lot of export and filling out of customs forms. That’s lots of paperwork. If you have never been there you can see the link to The Hobbyist Machine Store in the right side column of this […] Continue reading » Business as Usual

My First Computer

Mk1A – My 1st Computer

Not much here in Ramblin’ Dan for awhile. It’s Easter at last so I will take a bit of a pause and look at what has been happening around me. I am still a working stiff and admittedly I have been working a bit stiffer every year. The PN keeps whittling away at my flexibility and mobility but I keep on “Keeping On”.

I think the physical slowdown just makes me more aware of finding the best use for what skills I do have. Technology is my existence. I love machine shop work so I am concentrating on automation […] Continue reading » My First Computer

Around My Digital Office

I have been doing some writing here in Ramblin’ Dan but haven’t been sharing many pictures. I guess it is easier to write than take the photos. The fact is writing about things like computer file servers isn’t very photogenic. The beauty is how it works, not how it looks.

I am adding a replacement for my old HP Scanjet IIc color scanner. I bought the Scanjet about 18 years ago. It still works just fine but HP stopped listing it on their website and it needs a SCCSI port to interface with the computer. The SCCSI is no longer supported by drivers for WIN7. So now I must run […] Continue reading » Around My Digital Office