Archive for March, 2011

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Randomly Generated Identity

So, you’re just making an account for some random forum, that you are only going to log into once or twice, and they insist on having all your details.

Here’s something to take the pressure out of making up bogus information. It even provides bogus, but validatable, international addresses and telephone numbers.


Additionally, you can get a disposable email address, and credit card details that look valid, although I doubt you’ll be able to buy that yacht you’ve been hankering after.

I used this to setup an American iTunes account with no problems.

Convert a Nintendo games console into a portable oscilloscope



An old project from ELEKTOR magazine that I stumbled across whilst looking at compact oscilloscopes to replace my ageing Gould 4030.
PDF document here.

There is also a guy on the ELEKTOR forums working on a module for the Game Boy Advance, with an even faster bandwidth.


This is what prompted me to look at alternatives for my benchtop oscilloscope.


A Velleman scope from Maplins selling at the moment for only £79.99

  • 40MHz Samples/sec in real time
  • Bandwidth up to 10MHz
  • Full auto range option (or manual)
  • Sensitivity down to 0.1mV
  • Signal markers for amplitude, frequency and time
  • Memory hold function and hold function
  • Direct audio power measurement
  • USB battery charger included
  • LINK