Month: October 2018

ISO9001 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s awful, but what can you do?

Don’t mistake what I’m about to say as being “mean”, it’s just that I truly didn’t know any of this until recently.

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Don’t be the MATLAB guy.

Occasionally I’m asked if I “know” MATLAB. My former company had two licenses for MATLAB, and my development machine was one of the two computers with a license installed.

You see, the last guy that owned my work computer was a Ph.D. HE knew MATLAB.

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A Private Git server using Raspberry Pi 3

Sometimes you don’t want to share. That’s what this post is all about. Intentionally not sharing code and data. In this project, I wanted a private Git repo that I could access on my network through SSH.

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DIY USB Keys

I have many passwords. I also apparently have “security fatigue.”

What sucks is that I need my passwords to be stronger. I can’t remember them when they’re auto-generated and entirely random. There ARE solutions to my problem out there, like Mooltipass, Yubikey, and the U2F Zero. These are very cool, but the U2F Zero isn’t available at the moment, Yubikeys are $40 a piece, and Mooltipass is $79.

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Google MyMaps is Amazing

I’m usually not a google fanboy. I even tried to “de-google” my phone last year with mixed results. Maybe I’ll write up a thing about that experience, but let me tell you, my cell phone isn’t the same.

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Using KiCAD on the daily

I use KiCAD a lot. KiCAD is love, KiCAD is life.

For me, KiCAD gets the heck out of the way while I get work done.

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AI writing tools

I’ve recently been writing an RFP, and in the middle of writing it I stopped to think about all the tools I was using.

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ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev. D

Volunteer Research Laboratories LLC is pursuing ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev. D as a part of our commitment to quality. What are these you might ask? They’re Quality Management Systems (QMS), which will allow Volunteer to form metrics around our daily activities and continually improve the services that we provide! Getting certified can take some time, […]

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