Chrome OS and the Return of the Thin(ish) Client

I have had a Chromebook (a Chrome OS based laptop) for about 6 months now and it quickly became the most used computer in the house. Google doesn’t seem to have been actively pushing Chrome OS, at least not in Australia, so I was pleased to see a group…

The Sound of Crickets ...

I have been working on a larger scale project for the past few months and, as a result, haven't had any completed projects to write about here for some time. I've decided to open up the scope of the site and start publishing articles that are not directly related to…

On the Importance of Patience

Using some patience and taking some extra time to double check things can save a lot of problems in the long run. This is one of those things that we all know we should be doing but often fail to do in practice. Here is a concrete example where failing…

Waxing Nostalgic

I recently came across an excellent series of articles describing the development of the Amiga personal computer. I'm a sucker for these types of articles, I've read Soul of a New Machine countless times (I highly recommend that any budding electronics engineer get a copy) and have gone through the…

Where are the PIC Projects?

I enabled Google Analytics on this site a little over a month ago to try and get a feel for what pages people were reading and which (if any) other pages that led them to. I've now got enough data collected to get a reasonable overview and some of the…