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Cessna 210 Wing Spar Failure

Cessna T210M Wing Spar Shear between top rivets and lower I-beam Flange Narrowing Point (and Lower Forging Lightening Spotface Indentation.) The white foam may have collected water, aiding corrosion. Photo credit: ATSB. (click image to enlarge) I’ve read thousands of … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Nobody Saw It Coming?

The frequent excuse for the lack of civil preparedness to the corona virus is, “Nobody saw it coming.” Well, a Texas grocery store chain with a Director of Emergency Preparedness did: Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the … Continue reading

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Perl Sample Code for Geolocation Lookups with MaxMind GeoLite2

There’s been a lot of changes with MaxMind’s GeoIP database: You must register for an account to download databases. The database format was changed from GeoIP to GeoIP2. The free databases are called GeoLite2. Older lookup APIs no longer work, … Continue reading

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Can Web Apps Rot?

Can Web apps rot? Why yes, yes they can, mainly if you rely on cloud integrations. Just looking at an old web app (finished 18 months ago) recently and found the following: Twilio changed an API path (SMS/Messages => Messages), … Continue reading

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Korg ARP 2600 Synthesizer Available Again

ARP 2600, new! lol. It was the first portable (van instead of truck) synth, and used in the original Star Wars movie for the “voice” of R2-D2. ARP went out of business after some failed products, and Korg bought them. … Continue reading

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