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David Anders (prpplague)
Works at Softiron
Lives in Dallas, Texas
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BeagleBoard.org’s “BeagleBone Black Wireless” SBC uses Octavo’s OSD335x SiP module and replaces the standard BBB’s Ethernet with 2.4GHz WiFi and BT 4.1 BLE.
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Really Amazon? A floor buffer and Lifesavers?
Be sure to read the reviews here: https://www.amazon.com/KITCME08393MFMPRO21-Lifesavers-Strawberry-CME08393-Heavy-Duty/dp/B00MOT8WHI
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New SHIMMER! It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping!
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CLUELESS iPhone 7 users have been tricked into DRILLING a hole into their phone in a bid to get a headphone jack. A fake YouTube video claiming to show users how to get the much-missed sound input …
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This looks really interesting...
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Adaptations of books can rarely hold a candle to the original.
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Manufacturing in China - What You Should Know #TindieBlog

If you’re considering selling something on Tindie, an obvious question is “where do I get it made?” If you have a 3D printer, laser cutter, or are simply good and efficient with hand tools, these can present good solutions for very low volumes. Perhaps…
If you’re considering selling something on Tindie, an obvious question is “where do I get it made?” If you have a 3D printer, laser cutter, or are simply good and efficient with hand tools, these can present good solutions for very low volumes. Perhaps you have aspirations of selling not just tens, or even hundreds...
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Which raises the question, must one tip zombies? If so, how much?
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I have a beard trimmer that looks just like that. Seems the black lab was mad at me for leaving the house without him.
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Supporting Open Source Hardware Companies
Olimex has been a great friend and supporter of open source hardware. not just with producing open source hardware products but also being an active member in the community. with that in mind when i needed get a microchip compatible PIC programmer, i immediately and without hesitation ordered the PIC-KIT3 from Olimex. Vote with your wallet and support open source hardware companies when you can! thanks +Tsvetan Usunov !
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We get the vintage Xerox Alto to boot and run some programs! We end up in the debugger regularly, so there are still some hardware problems to track down, but I'm very happy to see the system working.
We've been restoring a Xerox Alto from the 1970s for several months, and we finally got it to boot and run some programs! There's still some hardware debugging ahead of us, since the Alto drops into the debugger for many prog...
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This was a fun read (take the time to go back through all the previous installments). Made me want to dig out my old 70's era 6502 system. Amazing what they did with boards full of 7400 logic.
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The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse:
It may have influenced Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
by Amanda Kolson Hurley
(Atlas Obscura - sep 2016)
Called the Eureka, it may have influenced Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
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This is the only helpful thing I've ever seen a cat do.
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+David Anders Your children have tails?
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I certainly have enough little drawers for this good one :)
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Ah, here's one for you, she was in my bedroom, on the windowsill right next to my head the other day!
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Software and Hardware Engineer
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Engineer specializing in the integration of hardware and software at the lowest levels utilizing Open Source tools, bootloaders, and operating systems such as Linux to rapidly produce quality products. Past product developments have included the the PandaBoard for Texas Instruments, and MinnowBoard Max for Intel. My specialty is complex problem solving to provide rapid solutions to both hardware and software issues. This includes reverse engineering existing legacy projects as well as processing, assimilating and filtering large amounts of datasheets, schematics, software source code, and management specifications.
Employment
  • Softiron
    Design Engineer, 2016 - present
  • Intel
    Open Hardware Design Engineer, 2015 - 2016
  • CircuitCo
    Embedded Systems Developer, 2013 - 2015
  • Texas Instruments
    Embedded Linux Developer, 2010 - 2013
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Embedded Linux Developer
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I am an embedded systems engineer specializing in the integration of hardware and software at the lowest levels utilizing Open Source tools, bootloaders, and operating systems such as Linux to rapidly produce quality products. Past product developments have included the TCSX-1 thin client for Advantage Business Computer Systems, the M5900 handheld for American Microsystems Ltd., and the PandaBoard for Texas Instruments.

My specialty is complex problem solving to provide rapid solutions to both hardware and software issues. This includes reverse engineering existing legacy projects as well as processing, assimilating and filtering large amounts of datasheets, schematics, software source code, and management specifications.

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Dallas, Texas
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Longview, Texas - Bridgetown, Barbados