As you have probably seen, I’ve launched occasional Twitch streaming of my work activities, including schematic capture, PCB layout, library coding, firmware coding, and even some solder melting. It’s been a bit of a learning curve, but I’ve been traversing it fairly successfully, I think. However, one big problem that I was having was with… Read More A New and Improved Experience
Given my withdrawal from Patreon, this seems like a good time to try out some new ideas that have been rattlin’ around the noggin for a while. One of those ideas was to get a little more social (at least in internet terms) by streaming some of my work sessions on Twitch. So I’ve set… Read More Now Streaming?
As you can see, I’ve changed the blog theme and I’m trying out some of the different post formats, so that I can hopefully make this platform more conducive to the type of “microblogging” I was doing on Patreon.
You may have noticed that nt7s.com now has HTTPS enabled (thanks to the wonderful Let’s Encrypt) and redirects all traffic to that protocol. I think everything is working ok, but please contact me if you find problems with the blog. I added encryption for a couple of reasons. First, I’m on-board with the idea of… Read More Some Site Updates
Per my last blog post, I’ve completely deleted my Patreon account. Those days are over and are not coming back. I’m still not sure what will replace it, or if anything will. It is already difficult for me to ask for money in return for mostly intangible benefits. Losing the Patreon monthly income will hurt… Read More The Road Forward
What’s the Deal? I’m sure most of you have seen my promotion of the Patreon account that I set up for myself about half a year ago in order to help fund the development work that I do. Yesterday, out of the blue, Patreon sent an email to its creators to notify them of a… Read More Patreon Shenanigans
It’s not easy for me to admit that I need help, but sometimes one has to swallow his pride a bit and do that in order to move forward. Now is one of those moments for me. As I noted last year, it’s been a bit of a tough time for my family lately, and my… Read More Rattling the Cup
This is not going to be a particularly pleasant post to compose, but I feel that I owe it to those of you who I interact with regularly to give you some kind of status update. Pardon the light use of uncouth colloquialisms. As of right now, I am not able to publicly be specific about… Read More Homefront
I know. I was just starting to get some momentum posting to the blog on a semi-regular basis, and then — the drop off. I am sorry about that. The Si5351A Breakout Board campaign consumed almost all of my work time. Given the limited amount of actual work time that I have, something had to give.… Read More Long Time, No See
The year is not starting out as well as I had hoped. Back during the beta test of the CC-20 I had set a goal to complete my revisions and be ready to sell production kits by 1 January 2012. Obviously that date has come and gone and I’m still not on the market. A… Read More Catching Up With Etherkit