Having moved to the countryside 3 years ago and having to put up with 6Mb down and 1Mb up, yesterday we have FTTP installed. It was a local community thing organised by one of the neighbours nearby. You can get vouchers for everyone who agrees to take a FTTP package, and then give those to Openreach to offset their cost of installing the fibre. (Or something like that).
Anyway some pictures of what our install looks like. Note I asked for them to put it in a different location to the existing BT master socket. As you can see the ONT (modem) is pretty small these days. Though there is a bit of spaghetti coming out of it, and it needs power.
They could have put it through the stonework, but I asked, and they were happier, for it to go through the wooden window frame.
Just seeing this this work. I just cut and paste the <video> markup from http://www.nutshell-videos.ed.ac.uk/barbara-webb-insect-robots/ into the “text” editor (rather than “Visual”) of WordPress.
I had to adjust the width to get it to fit in my odd, fixed width theme.
Alternatively from the visual editor I can do “Add Media” and select “Insert from URL” and then paste in the URL to the video, in this case http://podcast.is.ed.ac.uk:8080/Podcasts/cseresearch/webm/inf-barbara-webb.webm, and then I get the following:
This is really just a reminder that we’ve added a couple of plugins to blog.inf. Comment control and anti-spam. And that we need to do a proper blog post on the systems pages to tell people about them.
While trying to fix my daughter’s Nintendo DS (which wasn’t a complete success, I managed to replace the slot1, it powers up and plays games, but now won’t charge 🙁 ). I wanted to know what component “F1” may be. While Googling I came across a cached web page from pcbwizards.com which was down, but seems back now. So this useful info doesn’t get lost, I’m reposting the cached info here.
Reference Designation – Reference Designations are letter and number codes assigned to items that are part of an assembly. This ‘shorthand’ code allows components in a printed circuitboard to be found easily while working on a board assembly or locating them and their complete descriptions in a Bill of Material or parts list.
Standard Reference Designations for Electrical Equipment can be found published in ANSI Y32.2 1975/IEEE STD 315. Below is a partial list of the reference designations used in electronics.