Author: Alex Whittemore

I'm an Electrical Engineer who writes software for a living and likes to play with iOS, Django, and high voltage. I know around 10 languages, 3 fluent, and (not the same) 3 spoken.

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If you’re like me, a long time Virgin America customer with a handfull of Elevate points, you probably got an email in the last few days asking you to enroll in Alaska’s Mileage Plan with a nice sweet offer: 10k points or a $100 flight voucher. The first question is, which should you pick? You also have the option to roll your Virgin Elevate points into Mileage Plan points at 1.3 MP points per Elevate point. But should you do it? I spent some time crunching numbers trying to answer both questions.

June 20, 2016 / / Projects
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August 16, 2014 / / Electronics

SWD AreaThe fantastic STM32 Discovery boards from ST Micro all come with an embedded ST-Link/V2 debugger onboard, including some jumpers to disconnect it from the target device for use as a standalone SWD debugger. Presumably, this is to allow for easy use debugging a custom end-product PCB, but it’s also useful if you have any other STM32 evaluation boards hanging around with no built-in debugger, but don’t happen to have a proper JTAG dongle handy. Here’s how to make an adapter.