Category Archives for Progress
Balanced audio was developed to fight noise and other issues common in professional audio contexts. But it was only a matter of time before high-end consumer audio companies picked up on it as a gotta-have marketing differentiator. Below I explore … Continue reading
The new DAC MK 5 that I’ve been working on for Audio by Van Alstine has finally been released. I am very grateful to Frank Van Alstine for giving me so much room to develop the best reasonably priced DAC … Continue reading
There’s a growing series of good videos covering ESP8266 Tips & Tricks on ACROBOTIC’s YouTube channel. The ESP8266 has become quite a darling in the IoT world, and a seriously cool community is growing around it. NodeMCU devkit picture by … Continue reading
I was in a large technology retailer store the other day when I noticed a young adult/late adolescent standing in front of the audio display at the entry to their high-end audio and video department. The system consisted of a … Continue reading
Hosting Facts has a really nicely designed HTML cheat sheet.
National Instruments hosts a very handy table for finding IPC 7351 equivalents to JEDEC and IEC package names. I’m linking to a local PDF version for convenience.
Hybrid applications seem to be gaining traction now. In what follows, I’d like to present thoughts on an alternative to the emerging standard hybrid app architecture. The conventional hybrid architecture In this model, which to the best of my knowledge … Continue reading
It’s not just me. Phoronix is reporting on growing concerns in the Qt community about the project’s increasing commercial focus and apparent deprecation of its open source core. I have said many times in these pages and elsewhere that I … Continue reading
I’ve added a bunch of modules to my KiCad library. These have not yet been vetted, so approach with caution. Here’s what’s new or changed: New library mfk-ipc-7351-diode.mod with: mfk-SOD3716X135N (SOD-123 diode) New library mfk-smd-not-ipc.mod with: mfk-fairchild-SOT23 (Fairchild version of … Continue reading
So there I was scratching an itch when I realized the scratch would make for a good Arduino library. AsyncTimer lets you create a timer that does something when you start it (or nothing if you prefer), then waits a … Continue reading