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Nick Johnson
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If you've ordered a package from China, it's probably come completely wrapped in yellow tape. Here's how they do it. 
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I suppose it creates quite a tamper proof parcel. Very cool technique. 
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First stretch goal reached: All Re:load Pros will have an accessory jack! We're on a roll!
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New band name: The Storm Troupers. Not sure what genre they play though.
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It begs the question though; can a storm trooper musician even hit a note?
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First update on the Re:load Pro kickstarter. 24 hours in, and we're already over 80% of the way there!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nickjohnson/re-load-pro-a-dc-active-load/posts/811261
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Right, and as a result they've really cut back on it, which makes getting it featured a lot harder.
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We're back from Shenzhen, and the Minishift is in stock and shipping! Get yours now!
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Dear Internet,

Stop assuming that everyone is in the USA. This means when you write articles like 'Google Glass is available to everyone today!' - its not, its only available to the USA.
When you  do things like 'Its Pi Day!' or  'its Palindrome week!' - again, its not, its only in the USA where the date format is backwards.

When you have a hangout, meeting, or request work online. When somebody asks your time zone, please be specific  - 'east coast' is not a timezone, neither is 'Pacific' (I live in the pacific!)
Even saying 'CST' can be anything from -6 to +8 hours since there are multiple time zones using that abbreviation (http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/ )

Yours Sincerely
Annoyed and needing coffee
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Hmm. According to that link, "Pacific" /is/ the name of a timezone...
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We've met the goal! Thanks to everyone who's already backed. And for anyone who hasn't, what are you waiting for? We've still got heaps of awesome stretch goals to aim for.
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Congratulations :)
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I designed the original Re:load to fill a need of my own, and out of frustration at the lack of any good alternatives available to electronics hackers like myself. It turns out that I'm not the only person who found a lightweight and robust active load a useful tool, and the Re:load's turned into a popular and well-regarded product.

The Re:load fills a gap for people needing a simple way to do electrical load testing, but ever since I launched the original Re:load, though, people have asked for a version that's higher powered and more flexible - a true piece of precision benchtop equipment. That's why today, I'm launching the Re:load Pro on Kickstarter.

The Re:load Pro takes all the advantages of the original Re:load, and improves upon them with a robust benchtop case, a good quality display and UI, an isolated USB interface, and an integrated processor - the PSoC 4 from Cypress - that together make it an extremely sophisticated and versatile piece of equipment.

I'd love to hear everyone's feedback on the product, and the kickstarter.
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Flying back to the UK tomorrow afternoon after an amazing trip to Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It's been a real blast!
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  • spider.io
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Google
    Developer Programs Engineer, 2008 - 2012
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I'm a geek and software engineer living in London, England.
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I'm a proud Kiwi, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, but I've spent the last 5 years or so living overseas - first in Dublin, Ireland, then in Sydney, Australia, and now in London, England.

I enjoy making things, cycling, and boardgames. I also enjoy my job, which makes me pretty lucky, I think.
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Sydney, Australia - Dublin, Ireland - Christchurch, New Zealand - Vancouver, Canada
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