Tag: Tools

BTF – New PC Alert!

Hello Internet,

You are cordially invited to attend the retirement party of R&D’s workstation, this mustard color case resembles Dwight Schrute (from you know where) is our workhorse doing all kinds of work since 2006. Here are a few photos from Flickr we took back then when we first bought the components.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/binarytaskforce/tags/computer/

Throughout the years, most of the components lasted and we only had to replace the power supply and video card.

Front of a completed case

Network Monitoring Station

Setting up a Network Monitoring Station

We all have important equipment running on our network, from a corporate database server, network drive share to an office wifi access point. We want them running all the time and thus we need to keep an eye on them. Introducing a network monitoring station.

Network monitoring station is a computer (server) that does all sorts of monitoring work within your network environment. Special characteristics as follow:

  • It is ON and running on your network at all time
  • It needs to able to “see” and “communicate” with the devices that you want it to monitor
  • It surveys your network, checking devices (you specify) with logging and reports findings via email
  • It graphs so you will have a better view of capture over time
  • Admin uses client (browser) to access network monitoring server and view report, real time graphs, etc.

In this blog we document our build. Setting up is easy at first, then progressively getting harder when comes to configure Cacti to monitor your devices, some learning curves involved but most are straight forward.

Lets go.

Electronic Dummy Load

Searching the Internet you will find many varieties of Electronics dummy load projects. You will need this device when you want to create a load in your circuit, or to see how your well your battery or solar panel holding up. When you think creating a load that light bulb in your junk box no longer kick it, perhaps its time you need to buy or make your own dummy load device.

Even if you decide to buy, do your own research so that you know what you need.

We made one during last Christmas holidays, it was a fun project and it is a very useful tool.

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The New Photo Journal is Here!

Hello Readers

The new Photo Journal section is a new addition to our corporate website. Our aim is to provide a new way for our readers to enjoy the news and information from binarytaskforce.com.

The photo journal section is built on new software code, focuses on image storage, sharing as well as image display handling. This new photo mechanism is paving a new way for us to showcase our projects, tear downs and future promotions.

Public access is available through the Photo Journal menu from our main corporate website.

Hope you enjoy our latest development.

Team BTF