Debugging of Pathfinder Rovers

Jeff Waugh @jdub tweeted an interesting article about how the previous Mars rovers turned out to have a fairly serious software problem, and how the JPL engineers diagnosed and fixed it. Some of the points I found particularly interesting: JPL use a propriety, off the shelf operating system to run the rovers (VxWorks) having a […]

Flipping the mouse wheel scroll direction in Windows 7

I have been getting very confused between the mouse wheel scroll directions in Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion. As I consider OS X to be the future, I decided to try and flip the mouse wheel scroll direction in Windows. Turns out there is a registry setting to do this: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\????\????\Device Parameters Set […]