Saving space in the refrigerator. If you like one type of milk and someone else in the house likes another type and someone else another, that’s lot of bottles of milk. Lots to buy, lots to store, lots to go bad. Here I’ll show you a [click to continue…]
After reviewing my previous article, I decided that it would be more helpful if you could see some of the waveforms. So here we go: [click to continue…]
Phone charger noise in my car. For Christmas, I received a couple of chargers for my iPhone 4S. I put one in each of the two cars I normally drive. The charger has a connector for the apple device and a hidden USB socket so that any device with a USB charger can be plugged in and charged.
On my [click to continue…]
In opening the March 2013 issue of QST which arrived on valentines day (How am I supposed to read it?) a couple of articles looked interesting. So as I was thumbing through the magazine to get to an article another article caught my eye. It was about HF Noise problems. [click to continue…]
I’ve been doing some additional work with the Cheap and Easy SDR as discussed in the article in January 2013 QST by Robert Nickel. My original article on the Cheap and easy SDR is here.
Cheap and Easy SDR, system
My computer is a Pentium 4 running at 3.0GHz and I have 3GB of RAM in the system. The OS is Windows XP-SP3
In the below graph you can see the approximate processor load versus FFT size using the C# SDR. The two sets of data correspond to two different window sizes on [click to continue…]
Deauthorize dead computer for iTunes, How to
Another item to take care of laptop or other computer goes to computer heaven or computer hell, don’t you wish you could decide? iTunes Deauthorization for Dead computer.
Why Deauthorize Dead Computer for iTunes
My daughter was away at college when the keyboard on her laptop [click to continue…]
Cheap and Easy SDR, Let’s do this!
The Cheap and Easy SDR (Software Defined Radio ) article that appeared in January 2013 QST caught my eye. Robert Nickels does a great job describing the project and it is an easy read. The basic premise of the article is to use a DVB-T (digital video broadcast – Terrestrial) “dongle” as the basis for a SDR. You simply plug it into a USB port on a computer (Windows or Linux) after loading some open-source software and you’re [click to continue…]
Changing file type association Windows XP -Why?
Change File Type Association Windows XP may be required after installing a new program on your computer. It may also be required after removing a program. File type association in windows is how the operating system determines which application it should use when a file is selected by you, the user.
Change file type association Windows XP -Procedure
- Either Click on the Start menu with your mouse -or-
press the “Windows” button on your keyboard.
- Click on “My Computer” option
- Click on the “Tools” tab along the menu bar.
- Click on “Folder Options”
- Click on the “View” tab
- Make sure the “Hide extensions for known file types” is unchecked, so you can see the full filenames in Windows XP, including file type associations.
- Click “OK” and close the “Folder Options” window.
- Right-click on a file you wish to change.
- Click on the “Properties” option in the right-click context menu.
- Click the “Open with…” button in the “Properties” window. Note that the file may already have a file type association saved for it (it will display the icon of the associated application). Be aware that the button may be captioned “Change…” instead of “Open with…,” depending on the version of Windows XP you are using.
- Click on an application to choose a different file type association for your selected file type. You may also click “Browse” if the application you wish to use for your new file type association is not listed.
- Click “OK” once you have chosen to Change File Type Association Windows XP.
I hope you found this process to change file type association windows XP straightforward. Let me know how it goes.
Change file type association windows Vista
| 2/3 cup Crisco
|| 1.5 tsp Salt
| 2-2/3 cup Sugar
|| 2 tsp ground cinnamon
| 4 eggs
|| 2 tsp ground cloves
| 2 tsp baking soda
|| 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
| 3 1/3 cups flour
| 2/3 cup water
|| chopped walnuts
| 1 large can (30 oz) pumpkin
Cream together crisco and sugar. Blend in remaining ingredients. Mix well. Stir in raisins/nuts. Grease 2 loaf pans and bake in 350°F oven for 1 -1-1/2 hours. Probe comes out cleanly. Serving suggestion: toasted with cream cheese.
This is a family favorite around the holidays and, if we’re lucky, at least one other time during the year.
Car Battery Specifications
When working on your car if you have to do anything involving the battery, you’ll find out what they mean (car battery specifications) and how they impact what you’re trying to do. [click to continue…]