Author Archives: DocDock

REST services – the Node JS simple server

NodeJS has actually encapsulated all of the hard work. A simple server that will wait for HTTP GET statements. This simple server program has a lot of functionality. It is an example of three different endpoints that can be called. … Continue reading

Posted in programming | Comments Off on REST services – the Node JS simple server

I want to support my local store

Don’t you hate it when you go to your local store to purchase their wares and they tell you nope we don’t want your money. I might be paraphrasing my recent encounter at Conrad Electronics. I wanted to purchase one … Continue reading

Posted in Soapbox | Comments Off on I want to support my local store

Consumer DRM – pecked to death by ducks

It is difficult to where exactly we are on the spectrum. A few instances of creative companies using DRM and other protective designs preventing consumers from buying compatible consumables. Previously, it seemed that companies were using Patent law to prevent … Continue reading

Posted in Soapbox | Comments Off on Consumer DRM – pecked to death by ducks

Unanticipated consequences from BREXIT to climate change

Who would have thought that BREXIT or perhaps Covid 19 could have such an effect. I try to actually shop in stores to ensure there is competition to Amazon and Alibaba. However, from time to time I will purchase something … Continue reading

Posted in Germany, Soapbox | Comments Off on Unanticipated consequences from BREXIT to climate change

Making a fortune in 2022

The amount of IT that is at your finger tips in the year 2022 (or really since 2015) is amazing. It is possible to research how to make vegetarian chili or get help in selling your old computer monitor. From … Continue reading

Posted in Soapbox | Comments Off on Making a fortune in 2022

A bit of (excessive) advertising

I am actually glad that I do not see how many minutes per week I spend at YouTube. It is a convenient place to get some news, see some how to video and if you need to relax there are … Continue reading

Posted in Soapbox | Comments Off on A bit of (excessive) advertising

Raspberry Pi – fun with electronics

Internet of things devices are amazing. They are just really smart really tiny computers used in innovative ways. smart electric socket smart light bulbs doorbell camera video picture frames autonomous vacuum cleaner Amazon echo Sonos speakers Internet radios It is … Continue reading

Posted in programming | Comments Off on Raspberry Pi – fun with electronics

Art imitating life

I just saw the movie “Don’t look up” Synopsis – spoiler alert Two scientists discover a planet killing asteroid that is headed directly towards earth. The story details their difficulties bringing this fact to the government. Once this issue is … Continue reading

Posted in Soapbox | Comments Off on Art imitating life

Trust us, the cartridge is genuine

Allegedly, The chip shortage seems to be affecting the ability of some companies from supporting their own DRM. DRM is one way for content creators to control their content to ensure that others cannot access that content. This type of … Continue reading

Posted in Soapbox | Comments Off on Trust us, the cartridge is genuine

Cloud technology – the dark side

There are a lot of good things about using cloud technology. If the cloud is powering your company you might be using the advantage of scaling the resources only when you need them. Nothing could be better than starting up … Continue reading

Posted in security | Comments Off on Cloud technology – the dark side