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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visiting the Consumer Electronics Show (6–9 January) is always an exhausting and thrilling event.  The exhibitions are packed, eventful, and huge, covering the complete space at the Las Vegas Convention […]

After using Windows 7 non-stop (i.e., w/o reboot) for 10 days or so, I am really pleased with its performance compared to Vista x32. (I upgraded to Windows 7 x32 […]