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by stevech
Mon May 03, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Symantec activity... How to tell ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: Symantec activity... How to tell ?

Hi all. Often my XP compfuser becomes nasty, to later find out that Norton was doing its job and slowing everything. Is there a way to tell when it is working ? Any flashing icon ? Any superimposed message telling Norton started to work ? I found nothing in 'settings'. Suggestions please ? Miguel I...
by stevech
Mon May 03, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: BoostC
Replies: 7
Views: 3156

Re: BoostC

bodgy wrote:If you really want to stick with Basic, look at the one provided by [url=http:\\www.mikroe.com]Mikroelectronika[/url], the unpaid for version has a 6K code limit (I think), once paid for code size is unlimited.
Perpetually buggy.
by stevech
Mon May 03, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Microcontroller Language do you prefer?
Replies: 19
Views: 7160

Re: What Microcontroller Language do you prefer?

Knowing C for embedded makes you much more employable, if that's your need.
by stevech
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monitor house current Magazine article Info??
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Monitor house current Magazine article Info??

On the Homeseer.com forums, there are discussions among people that have whole-house power consumption devices with 24/7 computer interfaces. Mostly off the shelf products based on current sensing transformers clamped on to the mains wires in the breaker box.
by stevech
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Visual basic for linux
Replies: 11
Views: 6627

Re: Visual basic for linux

metroid wrote:does anybody know if there is something like visual (Basic,C, C++) for linux?
http://www.realsoftware.com/realbasic/ <<< like Visual Basic (Micro$oft)
by stevech
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Microcontroller Language do you prefer?
Replies: 19
Views: 7160

Re: What Microcontroller Language do you prefer?

C is like a portable assembler.
Not so C++, C#.
Not much code written in other languages today.
Zbasic.net is a nifty language for humble 8 bitters.
by stevech
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Veterans Day
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Happy Veterans Day

says Veteran, 1965-68, Vietnam: Thank you.
by stevech
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Visual basic for linux
Replies: 11
Views: 6627

Re: Visual basic for linux

RealBasic for Windows, Mac, and Linux
http://www.realsoftware.com/realbasic/
by stevech
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: C Compiler questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7275

Re: C Compiler questions

It seems the best strategy is to learn and familiarize oneself with as many compilers as you can and find the one that meets your needs the best. Also a good idea to consider/learn/use other microprocessors, e.g., Atmel AVR. Free GCC compiler and IDE (Atmel Studio). Several free but limited C compi...
by stevech
Wed May 27, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solid State Hard Drive Spec's
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Re: Solid State Hard Drive Spec's

The drawbacks are typically higher cost, lower data transfer rate and smaller maximum available capacity but those bottlenecks may be diminishing (if they were gone, we would see more activity in the sales of these). What I've read is that even with clever wear-leveling algorithms (which aren't mat...
by stevech
Thu May 21, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED /Low-voltage lighting in new home?
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: LED /Low-voltage lighting in new home?

I just put in kitchen under-cabinet LED light - Flex printed circuit strips. High end. Cool white. More than bright enough for task lights. Elegant looking. Just 8W or so. Really like them. Also replaced ceiling florescents and after great study, I went with halogen can lights. Technically illegal b...
by stevech
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Has Happened To The Forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 3690

Re: What Has Happened To The Forum?

Bad human factors. No repeating column headings for one.
by stevech
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Analog TV Switch Off postponed ('til June 09)
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: Analog TV Switch Off postponed ('til June 09)

Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. "The Senate acted responsibly to give the Obama administration time to attempt to bring order to a mismanaged process." (Jan 26, 2009). More here . Congress didn't pass TV turn-off delay bill Nielsen...
by stevech
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sniffing USB Communications with a embedded processor
Replies: 1
Views: 609

too much for a cheap micro
by stevech
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Circuit city drops the big one...
Replies: 15
Views: 2147

it's disconcerting... who's next?

JC Penny's?
Sears?

I was shocked that Linens 'n Things couldn't make it.