Author Archives: slushfundsupervisor

About slushfundsupervisor

I work in the tech industry and have done for a long time. So, I have opinions. I like to share them.

Communication Islands – why isn’t this stuff easier?

A few years ago I had dinner with someone in senior management of Globe Telecom. It was one of those strange meetings where I was asked along as someone in London who was future technology focused and in the Telco … Continue reading

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WString.h Documentation

For the past few months I have been working with the Teensy3 chips from PJRC.COM. I love them like I would a member of my family. They are fast and moving to them has made my life much simpler. However, … Continue reading

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UART Dyslexia (SparkFun RS232 Level Shifter)

I like to share my opinions and my blog posts are not usually of a technical nature.  However, I am forced to blog on a specific piece of equipment that plagues me every time I attempt to use it. The … Continue reading

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Arduino Maker Craze

Over the past few months I have been working with Arduino boards and various other sensor chips.  I haven’t done any electronics or firmware development for about ten years and it has been an eye opener to see the massive … Continue reading

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Do we have Hitler to thank for the iPhone 4S?

Today I was doing my usual trolling on Facebook.  It’s sort of a hobby of mine.  I have a close circle of friends who also ‘rib’ off each other, and some of the stuff is really quite creative. Today I … Continue reading

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Home Phone Calls via Skype – The Freetalk 1220

Today I got a delivery from the nice folks at FreeTalk.me.  They are the dudes that make the Skype ATA box call FreeTalk Connect Me.  ATA you ask?  Yes, ATA, its phone-speak for Analogue Terminal Adapter. Remember in the old days … Continue reading

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Another Great Dies – This time John McCarthy

I guess it’s that time of the century, where all the greats start to topple off this mortal coil.   For those of you reading this who are oblivious to the history of technology a chap called John McCarthy died … Continue reading

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