Archive for March 2023

Friday Fun: IPv6 Words

An IPv6 address is 128 bits in length and consists of eight, 16-bit fields, with each field bounded by a colon. Each field must contain a hexadecimal number. Some IPv6 addresses look more funny than other addresses. Funny IPv6 Words Examples: 1ce:1ce:babe ice ice babe 1:see:bad:c0de I see bad code dead:beef:cafe 1:ea7:dead:beef a11:beef:7ac0 more

POE-48005 PoE power supply

Power over Ethernet, or PoE, describes any of several standards or ad hoc systems that pass electric power along with data on twisted-pair Ethernet cabling. There are several common techniques for transmitting power over Ethernet cabling. Three of them have been standardized by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard IEEE 802.3 since 2003.

No Moore Anymore

Gordon Moore, Intel Co-Founder, Dies at 94 Mar 24, 2023 Moore, who set the course for the future of the semiconductor industry, devoted his later years to philanthropy. Moore and his longtime colleague Robert Noyce founded Intel in July 1968. Prior to establishing Intel, Moore and Noyce participated in the founding of Fairchild Semiconductor,

VGA signal generator repair

I bought this VGA signal generator module years ago from some web shop in China. It is designed to easily test your VGA monitor(s) (VGA/SVGA/XGA) with this handy tool. It can be also used as a general purpose video signal source when testing other video equipment that take in VGA signal (like video switchers, converters,

ACER Nitro 5 laptop repair fail

The Acer Nitro 5 is a budget gaming laptop. This model was just around 4 years old. This computer was hit with two problems: the computer does not turn on and the screen hinge was broken. Open the laptop by removing the bottom of the computer. It had many small screws that I had to

Embedded World 2023

Embedded World Exhibition&Conference 2023 is held at the exhibition site Nuremberg from March 14-16, 2023. The embedded world Exhibition&Conference facilitates direct interaction with a large number of experts and qualified suppliers from all over the world. It is highly focused segments like Embedded System Technologies, Distributed Intelligence and Internet of Things. I will be following

Windows 12 predictions

Is there going to be Windows 12? Microsoft has not confirmed a release date for Windows 12 (or even acknowledged the next-generation operating system). It is not official, but there are many hints that Microsoft will release Windows 12 in 2023 or 2024. Here is some leaks and predictions material I have found on Windows

GDPR has made web annoying?

The tyranny of GDPR popups and the websites failing to adapt get me to feeling that The GDPR is Annoying and Ineffective. Too often The practical effect of GDPR seems to me that I have to click away about half a dozen consent popups every day. Sometimes a cookie warning in addition to that. Those