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SRecord Utility Should be in Every Toolbox

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

SRecord is utility that should be in the toolbox of every embedded systems engineer. It is an amazingly useful, open source, cross platform tool. It is like a Swiss Army knife for reformatting programming files.

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Rules for Well Behaved Window’s Utilities

Friday, August 20th, 2010

There are many excellent software utilities available for Windows. There are also many other utilities that have great potential, but missed the mark because of poor program design. I am careful about the impact a program has on my computer. Sometimes programmers fail to realize that I use my computer for many tasks besides occasionally running their program. I may only run their program once a month and I expect their software to maintain a small footprint on my computer.

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Free Utility Disables Trackpad While Typing

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

If you have used a laptop computer you have probably run into this problem. You are typing on your laptop and your wrist accidentally touches the trackpad. Of course, you don’t realize it until you look back at your screen and see that you have just deleted a section of your code or accidentally overwritten your last 20 minutes of work in your Word document. If this has ever happened to you, then you will love this free utility, Touchfreeze.

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