Category Archives: Tests

DIY CRM: part 2 for personal task management

This is continuation to DIY CRM: part 1 for a small team, where the MS Access was used as a simple tool to keep track of tasks or cases for a team. The same tool can be used for a … Continue reading

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DIY CRM: part 1 for a small team

MS Access is included in the MS Office set of tools. I was playing around with it, and discovered that it comes with several build-in templates for different tasks. One of the interesting template is “Customer service” template, that was … Continue reading

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Recovering files from broken NAS (network attached storage)

After few years, even after little use, my Lacie 1000 Gb NAS went broken. When powering it up, the hard disk did not spin, but a smoke started to come up from the back side of the box close to … Continue reading

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CryptSync, a simple alternative to protect your files for sharing

CryptSync is simple and easy to use tool to synchronize 2 folders, where the files in the destination folder are encrypted. (CryptSync is using 7-Zip for the encryption.) In this way, one can perform client side encryption when sharing several … Continue reading

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Flowgorithm, a visual programming tool with source code generation

Flowgorithm is one of the visual programming tools available today. Positive: visual programming, focus is more on the modelling on how to solve the problem than on the syntax of programing language like java, c# or python. can generate code … Continue reading

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Second test, trying to use hand-cranked dc motor to charge USB devices (3 Watts working!)

Finally some good news and results. With a 12V DC motor, when used as a generator, it is possible to deliver close to 3.5 W for charging an android phone! This is a continuation to the previous blog. Working setup … Continue reading

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First test, trying to use hand-cranked dc motor to charge USB devices

Background I tried one hand power cell phone emergency charger with disappointing results. The device is very small, and it comes with a promizing USB connector. But when trying to charge either a USB power bank or mobile phone, it … Continue reading

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