Archive for May 2019

Friday Fun: People Are Sharing Pics Of Their Cats Acting Weird

Cats and Internet Wikipedia page says that images and videos of domestic cats make up some of the most viewed content on the web, particularly image macros in the form of lolcats. Here is links to some funny picures of this “unofficial mascot of the Internet”: http://www.boredpanda.com/hey-pandas-share-pics-of-your-cat-acting-weird/?llid=A6kM2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=liquidsocial&utm_content=mN1w

Deep Dive: Intel Analysis of Microarchitectural Data Sampling

https://software.intel.com/security-software-guidance/insights/deep-dive-intel-analysis-microarchitectural-data-sampling This technical deep dive expands on the information in the Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) guidance. Be sure to review the disclosure overview for software developers first and apply any microcode updates from your OS vendor. Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla release patches for ZombieLoad chip flaws https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/14/intel-chip-flaws-patches-released/ Intel MDS Vulnerabilities: What You Need

Inter-process communication in Linux

Inter-process communication in Linux: Using pipes and message queues Learn how processes synchronize with each other in Linux. https://opensource.com/article/19/4/interprocess-communication-linux-channels Inter-process communication in Linux: Shared storage Learn how processes synchronize with each other in Linux. https://opensource.com/article/19/4/interprocess-communication-linux-storage?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY

Useless device kit

A useless machine is a device which has a function but no direct purpose. Typically it is an amusing engineering “hack“, or as an intellectual joke. The most well-known “useless machines” are those inspired by Marvin Minsky‘s design, in which the device’s sole function is to switch itself off by operating its own “off” switch.

SilverCrest USB power bank teardown and repair

Here is few years old SilverCrest USB power pack with solar charger that stopper charging a smart phone. Because changing the charging cable did not help and the charging connector felt a little loose, it seems that the power pack is to blame here. Ithad served several years well as portable power pack that had

Audio over CAT5

Here are some links on transporting audio signals over twisted pair wiring: Digital PreSonus eliminates the snake with a single CAT5 cable #105 – Audinate AVIO Dante Audio Adapter: First Look & Review   Analog #89 – SoundTools CAT Box Snake & SuperCAT CAT5e Review Using Cat5 cable for analog, AES3 and ClearCom signals with