Progress on my clock

I finally wired up the big LEDs and made an acrylic mounting board for all the parts. I laser cut holes in the board and tapped them with an M3 tap. That allowed me to mount the circuit boards directly to the mounting board. I used Dupont connectors to wire everything up which gives a… Continue reading Progress on my clock

Windows 7 Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver

Microsoft have made it virtually impossible to find out how to get this driver for Windows 7. If you are getting the error “You must first install the current version of the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver”, you need to download this driver and install it. Tthe file you are after is called VFPODBC.msi and can be downloaded directly from Microsoft… Continue reading Windows 7 Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver

Top 3 tips for migrating a server to a virtual machine

I recently migrated a server to a virtual machine, and while it was mostly a smooth process, I did encounter a couple of problems. Ensure that any licensing services will run on the new virtual hardware. Our accounting system’s license server wouldn’t run until it was set up with new licenses. Check date and time… Continue reading Top 3 tips for migrating a server to a virtual machine

How to make a bootable usb stick in Windows 7 of a debian iso

Every so often I need to make a bootable USB stick in Windows 7 (64 bit) of a debian installer iso. For some reason my googling usually does not reveal a simple solution for this. I asked on #debian on the OFTC network and got various suggestions. The first suggestions were to use win32 compiled… Continue reading How to make a bootable usb stick in Windows 7 of a debian iso

Programmatic CAD, OpenSCAD alternatives

There are quite a few programatic CAD, OpenSCAD alternatives out there. I am collecting a list of them and providing links to them here. The requirements to be included in this list are: Free and libre. They are a programming language as opposed to a GUI. OpenSCAD: The most well known programmatic CAD program. Probably… Continue reading Programmatic CAD, OpenSCAD alternatives