Three-minute history of telephony

2014-11-11 12:44 by Ian

This is something I wrote for some coworkers in an effort to describe why the telephone signalling system is full of what appears to be arbitrary cruft and inconsistency. I thought it might be worth poasting.

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Cloning CompactFlash Cards using WinHex

2009-07-05 12:16 by Ian

A procedure for making byte-for-byte copies of CF cards. Written while working at a camera repair shop that needed this capability, but it’s also useful for lifting partitions from a development system using a conventional hard drive and dropping them onto a CF card for operation in a finished condition (after appropriate edits).

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My first custom MediaServer

2009-05-16 00:04 by Ian

This was the first serious media server I built. I built it into a home-made acrylic case.

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Recovering data from a damaged hard drive

2008-12-30 04:32 by Ian

Recovering data from a damaged hard drive is like rebuilding shattered glassware without knowing what it originally looked like.

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Mounting a MySQL database from a ram drive in slackware

2008-12-27 21:49 by Ian

My little 1GHz VIA EPIA board now runs a DB that will saturate the NIC. By running the database from files located in a RAM drive, hard drive speed is no longer a limiting factor in database performance.

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Western Digital gets blugeoned with a class-action lawsuit

2006-07-05 12:23 by Ian

Western Digital just gave into a class-action suit because consumers and lawyers don’t understand how computers work.

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