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August 20, 2013
News - New Product Friday: Chomp… |
about 6 days ago
Or you forget (never knew) what the data even means…
Product BOB-09558 |
about 6 days ago
Oh man…I am trying to design an enclosure for this and there are no dimensions on the holes…
News - April Caption Contest |
Actually I did not know it was referring to that for certain. I was pretty much “What?” So apparently I needed “my sign” for the day.
News - Heartbleed |
The Open Source communities are Big Boys now. They surely can take the FUD like anyone else. Thanks for getting the word out. I took some measures to protect some stuff of mine as a result. I think big credit card processors need to get the hint that storing credit cards is a bad idea. Paypal and Amazon are two of the ones I am thinking of. I exercise the option to delete that and deal with having to manually put it in every time.
Beat what? I don’t even know what that is supposed to mean. Seriously, is this some ref to the colors of a meter or something?
Of Mi...err...Birds and Men.
B. Really classic:
To tweet or not to tweet...
C. No class:
I has two birds... um... I had two birds, cause I eats one.
Product KIT-09774 |
about 3 weeks ago
I had to buy new Banana Jack posts from Radio Shack to make this work right. The posts that are included are very cheap quality. I ended up getting 274-0661 Insulated Binding Posts. These are significantly shorter and have an all metal mounting post. The new posts themselves are thin so I filled the original mounting holes in the board with 2 part epoxy (put tape on bottom to act as molds). Then I drilled holes to fit the posts exactly. I put those in the board and used the tabs to solder to the holes. Another issue with these boards it is exceedingly difficult to solder the grounds. I ended up cranking my iron to 800 def F and using lots of flux to get those to solder properly.
So between running to the Shack and fixing the board to make it usable I would probably just rig up my own solution in the future. Like eqrunner said, these boards need a re-think.
News - Fluke Responds to Tradema… |
I am impressed by Fluke’s response. Glad to see there are companies that will work things out.
News - Fluke, we love you but yo… |
Yes, yellow means it is safer. Yellow wont let you do stupid stuff. It is magic yellow. Of course us arm chair experts (in my case, electrical engineer) don’t have a clue about anything. Because if I think Fluke is being a bunch of jerks I am obviously wrong. Because yellow is magic and reserved for only Fluke meters.
I do think the color scheme on the meter is similar to Fluke’s color scheme. That is where is ends though. Every Fluke I have ever used has yellow rubber on it. Not plastic.
I do not see how these could be considered counterfeit. This action by the DHS is purposeful and calculated by Fluke. This is not the first time a company will abuse government agencies to damage competition. If Fluke really felt these were infringing they should have sent you a letter and discussed it. Instead they wanted to make an example of you and any other competition. They knew full well the economic damage this would do.
I will definitely be looking to get industrial meters and equipment elsewhere. I know Sparkfun may have to play the political game to not show bias for or against Fluke, but I don’t have to. Yes, companies are required to defend their trademark, but this NOT the way to do this.
No public wish lists :(