Thursday, September 20, 2012

iOS6 - Limit Ad Tracking

I hate ads. I hate them online. I hate them on my windshield when I get back to my car after parking downtown. And I especially hate them on my mobile devices - an environment I used to feel safe. 

After updating to iOS6, I found a new "Advertising" category buried in my Settings > General > About menu. The next screen presents a switch that allows you toggle a feature called Limit Ad Tracking. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Keep the pinout handy

A small lesson I learned [the hard way] today lol. When creating a cable or connector with multiple connections, it's always a good idea to keep the pinout nearby. Today I was making a couple DB9 to banana jack cables for connecting my CANCaseXL to a test bench. I only use 3 connections used on the DB9, and I broke each one out to a different color banana jack: