Category: Technology

An Open Letter to the FCC RE: “Net Neutrality”

March 20, 2019 Technology 0

More 737 MAX details emerge(Long post warning)

March 19, 2019 737 Aircraft Software Technology 0

Get ready for a long post folks with embedded links.  For previous posts please look in the 737 category.   Yesterday’s post gave some details about the 737 MAX issues.  Karl’s post yesterday goes into greater detail: Let me note up front — I’m not a pilot.  I am, however, a software and hardware guy with a… Read more

The 737 MAX is not the first aircraft affected by computer issues

March 18, 2019 737 Aircraft Software Technology 0

Quantas flight 72 nearly crashed after one of it’s sensing computers got inconsistent data from it AOA(angle of attack) sensors.  It seems that AOA sensors also cause a freekout of the MCAS software system aboard the 737 MAX series.  The reason the MAX has MCAS is the engines.  The engines on the MAX 737 are… Read more

the world grounds the 737 max aircraft, the faa doubled down to leave them flying so trump forces groundings.

March 13, 2019 737 Aircraft Technology 0

The 787 was grounded after battery fires and there were no fatalities.  While I think the rest of the world grounding or denying airspace to the 737 MAX series is partially anti-Trump,  I also think it is partially because for whatever reason two of these brand new jets have crashed within 5 months of each… Read more

Is there a problem with the new 737-8MAX MCAS automation?

March 10, 2019 Technology 0

Two new 737-8MAX aircraft crashing within 8 months of each other.  I have been warning folks closest to me about the horrid quality of software these days.  Frankly even if i could fly right now I wouldn’t.  Self-driving cars?  No way.  My favorite operating systems(Linux and BSD) are not immune from poor coding.  It’s everywhere. … Read more

HOw much pain in moving to a single FreeNAS setup?

March 7, 2019 Technology 0

Not that much actually.  I looked around here and realized i now only have two machines utilizing a 12/core 24 thread monster server.  Because my FreeNAS is unix based like my Linux webservers I do not need to run a linux vm at all.  I have my firewall setup to only allow SSH connections from… Read more

Server Changes

March 7, 2019 General Technology 0

I have been trying to figure out how I want to change the rack to save power and reduce complexity.  Given i am switching away from ETC Maryland i do not need the massive amount of computing power i have sitting upstairs.  It just hit me..:)  My FreeNAS machine has the capability to hold everything… Read more