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by jack
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 16481
Views: 4833504

Re: Nothing In Particular

Also you can generated a hex IP address that looks like a four part DNS name. De.ad.be.ef Ah! 0xDEADBEEF - the absolute favourite for poisoning stacks and pool memory... used it loads of times... an alternative to 0xBADCAFE. Here's an example I wrote about 10 years ago for stack checking on MSP430s...
by jack
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 2705
Views: 1204784

Re: A little light humour

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by jack
Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 6162
Views: 1903077

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Recently been listening to a bit of Gabriella Laberge. The first video below is not the best recording - a bit sharp for me - but her delivery & interpretation is great (IMHO). The second is from 7 years ago, but I still love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBVrJpC0D7w https://www.youtube.co...
by jack
Sat Apr 06, 2024 7:40 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Free schematic/board tools...
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Free schematic/board tools...

I'll report on 1.1 in the next few days hopefully.

LibrePCB has direct links to PCBWay amongst others - they are a sponsor of the project.
by jack
Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:25 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 16481
Views: 4833504

Re: Nothing In Particular

Interesting/left-field use of a turntable to calibrate an anemometer!!!

https://www.edn.com/a-groovy-apparatus- ... anemometer
by jack
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Free schematic/board tools...
Replies: 16
Views: 4899

Re: Free schematic/board tools...

LibrePCB 1.1.0 was released on 3rd April and is looking like a HUGE improvement. Massive improvements, including Eagle whole project import and many other goodies. https://librepcb.org/blog/2024-04-03_release_1.1.0/ https://librepcb.org/download/ The beta 64-bit version uses Qt6 and is definitely th...
by jack
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 16481
Views: 4833504

Re: Nothing In Particular

Old news, but still worth repeating for those still using Eagle:

https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusio ... ectronics/

Time to move on
by jack
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 2705
Views: 1204784

Re: A little light humour

Mike H wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:36 pm Car exhaust device Renault Forums.jpg
To be fair, this is just an application of the Venturi effect.
by jack
Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:11 am
Forum: New Users
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Howdy

Morning!
by jack
Fri Mar 22, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1308
Views: 469932

Re: what are you doing ?

if you try to play back recordings, are they easily audible? With the mic I used (which has now packed up) they were recorded at such a low level they were virtually inaudible, although it seemed to be able to make identifications ok. I was using one of these with the same Ugreen sound card: https:...
by jack
Fri Mar 22, 2024 8:21 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1308
Views: 469932

Re: what are you doing ?

What mic are you using? Mine packed up a while ago, and seemed to have insufficient gain as well. A Clippy Mono EM272 Omni microphone (FC047) from FEL Communications https://micbooster.com/clippy-and-pluggy-microphones/65-1084-clippy-em272-microphone.html#/36-single_2_4_matched_capsules-single/202-...
by jack
Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1308
Views: 469932

Re: what are you doing ?

So, every week the BirdNET-Pi setup in my office sends us a recap showing the changes week-by-week in what's been heard - for week 11 (last week): Total Detections: 8645 (-5%) Unique Species Detected: 50 (-2%) = Top 10 Species = European Robin - 2297 (+38%) Eurasian Blackbird - 1750 (+83%) Great Tit...
by jack
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 2705
Views: 1204784

Re: A little light humour

One for Max !!

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by jack
Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 16481
Views: 4833504

Re: Nothing In Particular

Just have to post this lovely photo of a Firecrest, the UK's smallest bird at just 5g. The photo is from the Marden Wildlife group - that's the next village to us and where I keep my bees - they do a lot of ringing and recording of migrant birds and have some super photographers... the photo below i...
by jack
Fri Mar 08, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Audiojumble 03/03/24
Replies: 36
Views: 8846

Re: Audiojumble 03/03/24

Maybe it’s the much lower frequency that forces the requirement for an earth path?

My unit runs around 270kHz…