some time ago I wanted to store a date/time stamp  (yymmdd + hhmmss) with in a 4 byte (32 bit) variable; here the small code snippet I came up with: // // CC_datetime.cpp […]

Mobile Phone QoS / QoE Monitor

Preamble:  Though this document (authored as white paper a few years ago) describes the service as seen from mobile phones to server environments, the same principles hold true when connecting other clients […]

HDD to SSD migration on HP Pavilion 15-AB063CL Notebook

HP Pavilion 15-AB HDD~SSD jm 20160306 Key specifications Operating system: Windows 8.1 Processor: AMD Quad-Core A10-8700P APU Display: 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD(33) WLED-backlit touchscreen display (1920×1080) Memory: 12GB DDR3L SDRAM […]

Good bye  And hello to! After 10 years I now had to drop as my Hosting provider! Reason: w/o telling anybody (not even their technical support team!) […]

The Embedded System Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley in San José is always a fun event, and I enjoy going to the Expo, two or three days each year. And I […]

Similar to the CES in January the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas mid April is quite huge and very well visited.  Though not as packed as […]

New inventions, evolutions of existing products, or perhaps just a different package of a „same ol’“ — there are important steps to then developing the product and eventually releasing into […]

Early March I visited the Enterprise Software Development Conference in San Mateo.  This is more an intimate expo with some 25 booths.  Though well visited, you still found time to […]

Why Load Test To ensure the configured system is up to the task it makes sense to design and run specific jobs and monitor the system under load. Those jobs […]

(think candy, pill, coin, etc.) The other day I thought how a dispensing machine would work and challenges at hand.  Here a very brief summary.  (And surely, there are patents […]