Archive for September 2013


Serialchart is an open source application for charting data sent via RS-232 port in real time. It runs on Windows. It is very suitable for a microcontroller (Arduino) project to graph the incoming data to screen. The incoming data should be in CSV format, with each point on a separate line. After some short tests

MIDI turned 30

I just noticed that MIDI turned 30 years ago just a short time ago. This 31.25kbd 10-bit, 16-channel network is still very much in use today, 30 years after its official 1.0 specification release in August 1983. I forgot to say “Happy Birthday MIDI” at the right day. The Register had an article series on

Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business

Stephen Elop’s task on turning Nokia Mobile phones business to Microsoft compatible has come to end: Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license

Writing with Git

Git and GitHub are not just for writing programming code. Book Authoring Using Git and GitHub article tells how they can also be an effective tool for writing articles and books. Matthew McCullough has written a quick guide to writing books in lightweight formats. If you are a writer and thinking of new ways to