Archive for March 2013

New interesting Arduino platforms

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. The microcontroller on the Arduino board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring and C) and the Arduino development environment (based on Processing). This combination of tools have made it a very easy to use platform for all

Spamhaus DDoS attacks

A fight between a spam-fighting group called Spamhaus and a Dutch Web host Cyberbunker has been called the biggest public DDoS battle in history in the news. Spam-fighting organization Spamhaus (helps to block spam from entering e-mail in-boxes) has been in a battle over the last week that has seen distributed denial of service (DDoS).

How to Deploy A Server

How to Deploy A Server article discusses the current state of the art when it comes to deploying servers. Through the years, the ways that sysadmins have installed and configured servers has changed as they have looked for ways to make their jobs easier. The Beginning: by Hand First Generation: Images Second Generation: the Post-Install


HackEDA is an interesting looking new on-line electronics design tool. The premise is simple: most electronic projects are just electronic Lego: You connect your microcontroller to a sensor, add in a battery, throw in a few caps and resistors for good measure, and hopefully everything will work. HackEDA takes all those basic building blocks and

How to Change Hidden Advanced Settings in Any Browser

Web browsers are packed with settings and options, many of which are usually hidden from users. Typically each web browser has a different options and they have place where to change those advanced settings at different location. How to Change Hidden Advanced Settings in Any Browser and Näin saat esiin selainten piilotetut lisäasetukset articles have

Google spectrum database

Google Offers Sneak Peek at Your Available Spectrum article tells that is publicizing a Spectrum Database that monitors unused spectrum frequencies (a.k.a. white space) across the US. The aim is to allow industry stakeholders and the public to utilize unoccupied frequency ranges better through dynamic spectrum sharing. The database is undergoing a public trial

Friday Fun: AC vs DC human pain test

I just wrote Will DC Power Distribution Make a Comeback? posting and this Friday Fun video AC vs DC human pain test is somewhat related to it. The Pain of Electricity (AC versus DC) shows you how painful AC and DC are, and is there a difference between them. Check out this informative, yet admittedly

Automation systems security issues

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are used for remote monitoring and control in the delivery of essential services products such as electricity, natural gas, water, waste treatment and transportation. They used to be in closed networks, but nowadays more and more automation and control equipment are connected to Internet. Many of them are