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Eric Andresen
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Eric Andresen: A Technologist with over 24 years of professional experience using science to solve practical problems.
Eric Andresen: A Technologist with over 24 years of professional experience using science to solve practical problems.

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US-CERT has announced an Alert that discusses an active attack being carried out against companies operating in Manufacturing, Healthcare, energy and public health describing technical details and tactics used. If you proteect systems as part of your work, or are interested in the topic of Cyber Security it is a very good read. Lots of details provided on how to protect systems. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA17-117A

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For anyone interested in learning more about protecting industrial control environments Cybati is planning an online course in May that includes their Raspberry Pi based control system that has been developed to demonstrate ICS protocols, HMI, ladder logic programming and more. I met the founder at the last ICSJWG meeting and he was really engaging. Small company but a SMART company. 

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My family used to love Govenors for their Nacho’s, it was a go to favorite that always our need for bar food. Governors was a landmark in Moline for some time. I would describe their Nacho’s as stacked tall and yummy. Last September after Governors closed…

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On March 28th, 1970 Digital Equipment Corporation announced the PDP-11 one of if not the most successful computers in history. These computers were part of a second wave of computers that were a smaller version of the Mainframe called a…

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    This morning while I was driving to work just as I was about to go through a greenlight I looked to my left and saw a white Kia that sped right through its red light. We have all likely experienced showing up at work and wondering how we got there.…

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Many Davenport area students who trained in electronics during the late 1980’s will remember Mr. Del Terhune the Electronics instructor at West High School. He had a very special way of teaching occupational safety I will never forget.

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The power of powers

If you take a penny and put it into a jar, and double what you put in the jar every day, at the end of a month you would have more than $5 Million dollars. When numbers grow rapidly, we call this property exponential growth. It is hard to wrap your head…

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I am really working hard on some work/life balance. It is hard to work full time, work on my education attending online classes, try and be a good family member and also try and spend some time each year to help kids develop, spread some maker joy and…

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Who could have known that meeting a of 32 people in a bay area garage on a rainy night in 1975 could spark a revolution that would eventually affect your every life. On March 5th, 1975 a group of hobbyist's met in the Garage of Gordon French an engineer and did just that.

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