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Andy Sayler
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Computer Scientist | Electrical Engineer | Public Policy
Computer Scientist | Electrical Engineer | Public Policy

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A noble effort... This still needs some help if it's going to reach its goal by tomorrow.

https://mayday.us/
Mayday PAC
Mayday PAC
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Pretty cool data visualizations of the MBTA: http://mbtaviz.github.io/.
Visualizing MBTA Data
Visualizing MBTA Data
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1 dead USB flash drive -> 1 working microSD card. FTW.

See https://plus.google.com/104909300505732387997/posts/bTei4PmoLSS for back story.
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I have a USB drive from a Usenix conference that I seem to have burned out trying to test a read/write benchmark on. Now whenever I plug it in and try to read or write it (via DD, etc) I get a "No media found" error.

So I popped the device open, and was surprised to find...

...a microSD card soldered to what I assume is a SD card reader chip. I guess this is cheaper than making dedicated USB flash drives now?

Now to see if I can remove the microSD card and use/replace it...

Edit: I de-soldered the card using a pair of tweezers and a toaster oven. The rear side has an extra set of surface mount solder contacts separate from the normal reader contacts, but otherwise, seems to be a normal microSD card. See https://plus.google.com/104909300505732387997/posts/1qSYTbb2Syr.
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