Monthly Archives: October 2011

Working from home

At work I have been helping on a failure review board. Once every 10,000 boot cycles, sometimes the system gets stuck displaying the splash screen. They asked me to figure out a way to automate the booting and then to … Continue reading

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“Playing Hookie”

Since I worked all day Saturday and finished my project at work, I decided to stay home today (Monday). Although I am using the time from Saturday to account for 40 hours this week, it still feels vaguely naughty staying … Continue reading

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Weight off my shoulders

For 4 years I have been working on a project at work. Yesterday (Saturday) at 6:30PM I finished the last qualification testing of the unit. The customer has approved the device for immediate deployment. In the next few weeks everything … Continue reading

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Moving Furnace Monitor over to RS-485

Last night I got the three primary zone circuits instrumented and connected to the Arduino. I also have the two thermistors working but I have yet to run the outdoor sensor through the house wall. All this has been done … Continue reading

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Furnace Monitor

I have been up against a bug in my furnace monitor Arduini code for two days. The first night I¬†looked for it I had had a rough day at work. My mind was spent. Last night (although it did take … Continue reading

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Backup SW bug V2

Last night I spent some time with this bug. The problem is it takes several hours to reproduce and hence I get just one iteration a day. But what I found is that the reason the MD5 checksums do not … Continue reading

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Bug in Backup Software

I recently went to backup a laptop drive that is in an USB chassis. The drive was an old backup drive. I connected it to my Linux box and mounted the drive. I then configured my backup software to perform … Continue reading

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Meetings on a Saturday

Went in to work to catch up on a project that my company is behind schedule on. With an empty building, all the distractions and gone and I can dig into the issues and get twice the work done. Should … Continue reading

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Home Energy Monitor (Furnace Editition)

Over the weekend I started building an interface for an Arduino to monitor my heating system as part of the whole house energy monitoring project. I happen to have a rather strange heating system. The house was built using all … Continue reading

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