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DSO203 Open Source 4 channel digital oscilloscope


Recently my business partner, Garett Churchill surprised me with a little goodie. A 4 channel DSO that will fit in my shirt pocket. We’ve been very busy lately so I didn’t pay it much attention other than to charge it via the USB port. Today I decided to take a look. The first thing I […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 11th, 2013 under Electronics, Neon and other lighting, Product Reviews | 3 Comments »

That Worthless UL Label


If you’re a “Boomer” like me, you were probably raised up to respect that UL or “Underwriter’s Laboratory” label on electrical stuff. I still remember the ads on TV. The label really meant something too. UL started out as an independent testing laboratory funded by the insurance companies to test boiler safety valves and related […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Philosophy, Product Reviews, Science | 5 Comments »

Kudos to Black and Decker


I love it when a big company does the right thing. Awhile back I had read with great interest that Black and Decker had released a new line of consumer/hobbyist grade cordless tools powered by the great new Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries from A123. This is the lithium battery that is supposed to be safe […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 14th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Product Reviews | 2 Comments »

Free Download Manager


A download manager can be invaluable. If you have a large number of files to download, the manager will sequence them one at a time and will resume if the connection is lost (why FireFox lacks these two vital features is beyond comprehension). This is particularly important for people like me who are stuck with […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 14th, 2008 under Computing, Product Reviews | Comment now »