Friday, October 12, 2018

Taking Windows 10 Retro

Sometimes we need to slow down and apply the brakes, especially so when we are going in the wrong direction at a high speed. These days i am in retro in most everything, because "Darling, I am growing old"

Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10 - I used this to remove the Arrows from the shortcut icons.

Retro And Vintage Icons - Every icon has been carefully made by design experts in Iconshock.

But how about if you want to customize the icons size, for example, to set them larger than the default large size? Well here is a hint on how to set the icons size to any size you want:

How to set Desktop Icons to any Size

Using the left-click of the mouse, click on an empty area in the desktop. This step is to make sure that there is no application selected/clicked on.

Using your keyboard, press and keep holding the CTRL button, then using your mouse wheel, roll it upward to make the icons size larger, or downward to set the icon size smaller

ToYcon screenshots - Convert Images To Icons

ToYcon is an easy to use tool to convert images into icons (.ico format) and vice versa. It supports JPG, BMP, PNG, TGA and GIF formats and can create various size icons in 4 bits to 32 bits with optional compression for Vista.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

DMM or Digital Multimeter

A nice DMM is the first thing you should own. Have one for High Voltage and High Energy and another for Workbench Testing.

Better to use external attenuators and shunts when high energy is involved. Make yourself and your instruments last for some time. Safety is first. Footwear and Gloves can help.

DMM or Digital Multimeter

A DMM with Rotary Switch, like the one above is popular. The Switches do give trouble after a few years. Better go for a Auto Ranging type. Ensure cables are not frayed or near hot objects.

A Lab Workbench DMM can be larger and with a higher resolution and Better accuracy. Resolution is the number of digits or decimal positions. like 2.348 is higher resolution than 2.3

Accuracy means how correct the reading is to a Relative Standard in the Workplace or an Absolute Reference in the Standards Lab.  1.034 Reading on your DMM for a Reference Source of 1.000 is pretty inaccurate. Send it to the Calibration Lab once a Year.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Theremin an electronic musical instrument

The theremin is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist. It is named after the Westernized name of its Soviet inventor, Léon Theremin.

Carolina Eyck gives you an overview about the things you need to know when you are composing for the theremin!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Blue Raspberry only for Brazil

The blue colouring of the Raspberry Pi 3 sold in Brazil is the only difference between it and the standard green model.

Brazilian Raspberry Pi 3 - Raspberry Pi

Blue Raspberry only for Brazil

I think we need pink, maroon, orange and yellow Raspberry as well. Call it the Butterfly program.

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