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I'm an embedded systems engineer at a small microwave equipment manufacturer.


Aug
14
comment What does an operating system look like without a shell?
It's very common today to write programs that run on the bare metal without an operating system - probably more common than it ever was. These days pretty much anything that has electronics in it has a microcontroller. Some of these embedded systems like cars or routers do have operating systems, but simple things like thermostats, washing machines etc. generally don't.
Dec
12
comment Realistic voice for Text-to-Speech
I don't know what software they use, but the NOAA weather radio broadcasts are EXCELLENT. I would not object to listening to that program read a long text.
Dec
6
comment How can I give my wife emergency access to logins, passwords, etc.?
@Daniel, this is one reason people like programs such as KeePass etc. - the program saves related data along with the password. There are fields for username, name of site, URL, etc., but also a free-form text field.
Sep
12
comment Collaborate over a LAN
I would suggest having it hosted on one of the free sites such as Assembla. It's easier to set up, they take care of backups, and you can use it from anywhere.
Feb
24
answered Impossible to Remove FTDI driver / FTDI Enumeration on Windows 7
Feb
16
answered JavaScript not working locally in any browser
Jan
6
revised How to batch rename files in Windows?
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Jan
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answered How to batch rename files in Windows?
Dec
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answered Can I set up a COM Port that Connects via TCP/IP?
Sep
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Jul
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comment Why Do We Have USB Mice When Serial Mice Work Perfectly Fine?
Serial ports may not be used in the average home, but they are widely used on industrial and scientific equipment, robotics and other embedded systems, electronic hobbyist projects etc. And no, USB to RS-232 converters are not always a reliable substitute.
Jun
16
revised Feeding a Dog Remotely - hardware?
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Jun
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answered Feeding a Dog Remotely - hardware?
Dec
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Nov
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answered Why does my USB cable have an extra red plug?
Nov
11
answered What could be limiting me from adjusting my monitor's resolution to its highest setting in Windows XP?
Nov
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Nov
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revised Serial ports COM3-COM49 used, but not listed in device manager
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