Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rediscovering Project Oberon

Way back in the early 1990s, when I was browsing a campus bookstore for the first time in my life, I remember coming across a remarkable book called “Project Oberon – The Design of an Operating System and Compiler” by … Continue reading

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Learning about Linkers and Loaders

Every programmer knows what a compiler does, right? Well, at least most of us pretend to know, although few seem to have ever dug into the details – but that’s okay, as long we know what a compiler is good … Continue reading

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Q330 Serial Port Communication

The Quanterra Q330 is a seismic data logger originally manufactured by Quanterra Inc., now a subsidiary of Kinemetrics Inc. The Q330 saw widespread adoption in the early 2000s. While it is not the newest Kinemetrics product anymore, there are still … Continue reading

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Clearing a Q330’s Baler association

The Quanterra Q330 seismic data logger does not hold any internal recording medium aside from a small memory buffer. Instead of recording the data itself, it delegates this responsibility to a networked Data Processor (DP). This might be a general … Continue reading

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