Hi, I’m @RalphHightower.

I freeze time; I photograph. I have 50++ years of computer programming and software development; most recently using C# and .Net. Athough I am retired from software development as a vocation, I am still active for personal projects. I have witnessed two final space flights: the US half of the Apollo/Soyuz Test Project, and Space Shuttle STS-135 Atlantis with the Final Four [CDR Chris Ferguson, PLT Doug Hurley, MS1 Sandra Magnus, MS2 Rex Walheim], as well as the final landing next to the control tower of the Shuttle Landing Facility (200 yards from the runway).

Photography is another creative endeavor that I have enjoyed almost as long as I’ve used computers. I started with film photography in 1980 with the Canon A-1. I added one of my bucket list cameras in July 2013 with the Canon F-1N with the AE Finder FN and the AE Motor Drive FN. December 2013, I added digital to the mix with the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 24-105mm f4L.

USC — University of South Carolina

USC — University of South Carolina
USC — College of Engineering and Computing
USC Alumni Association
USC Gamecock Sports
WUSC-FM 90.5 FM
Carolina Band
University Band
Jazz Bands

Various Places Where I May Be

Content Website
CodeProject RalphHightower
Facebook RalphHightower (I spend more time on LinkedIn than I do on Facebook.)
GitHub RalphHightower (Primary Website)
GitLab RalphHightower
GitLab Permanent Vacations
Google Dev RalphHightower
Gravatar RalphHightower
Hackster.io ralph-hightower
IEEE Collabratec RalphHightower
LinkedIn Profile RalphHightower (LinkedIn is where I spend the majority of my time.)
Photography Portfolio (Flickr) RalphHightower
Stack Overflow ralph-hightower
Twitter RalphHightower (I don’t spend much time on Twitter.)
YouTube RalphHightower

Personal Projects

Now that I am retired, I am getting into the Arduino ecosystem.

Status Project
  Hardware Suppliers for Projects
Research Develop Arduino system that detects gasoline pumps and ATMs that criminals have broken into to steal credit card information.
In Progress  
Completed  

Publications

Articles/BugFixes Date Publication
Win NT reports Access Violation in mod_info.c 1999-06-22 Apache (web server)
NASA Space Shuttle TV Schedule Transfer to Outlook Calendar 2008-12-01 CodeProject

Authored Websites, Software Applications

Web Site Description
Azure-Resources List of helpful Azure resources
EOL-RalphHightower End Of Life Instructions for wife and executor
GM-Canada-Onstar-2G-Sunset GM-Canada’s solution to retain OnStar functionality with Canada’s sunseting of cellular 2G CDMA technology in 2015
RalphHightower Ralph Hightower’s top level repository
SpaceShuttleMissionSchedule Creates events in Microsoft Outlook’s Calendar from NASA’s Space Shuttle missions schedules that they published in Microsoft Excel1

References

References Purpose
Choose an open source license Licensing
SPDX License List Licensing
GitHub Actions GitHub
GitHub Community Discussions GitHub
Configuration options for the dependabot.yml file GitHub Vulnerability Scanning
Open Source Security Foundation Security Practices
Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 Versioning
Conventional Commits Versioning
YAML Ain’t Markup Language (YAML™) version 1.2 Revision 1.2.2 (2021-10-01) YAML
The Official YAML Website YAML
IETF RFC 7763 — The text/markdown Media Type YAML
GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec GitHub Markdown
Jekyll Documentation GitHub Markdown
Shopify — Safe, customer-facing template language for flexible web apps Jekyll add-on
Liquid reference Template Language
Markdown Table Generator (I have tables under control, but this is a good table generator) Markdown
Pandoc Document Conversion
Date/Time Formatter This is a handy formatter for date/time Date/Time Formatting
Crontab Guru Schedule
North American Numbering Plan Administrator Telephone Resources
Internet Assigned Numbering Authority (IANA)2 Internet[DNS Root, IP addressing, Internet protocols]
RFC Editor (RFC)3 Internet[Technical, organizational documents]
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)4 Internet[Standards development]
Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)5 Internet[Research, Evolution: Internet protocols, applications, architecture, technology]
Internet Architecture Board (IAB)6 Internet[Long-range technical direction]

Software Package Data Exchange

Software Package Data Exchange, SPDX, seems to have made licensing more complex with this explosion of other licenses that I didn’t know existed. Software Data Package Exchange, aka, SPDX has all known links to research and reference for links that I got from sdpx.dev/.

GitHub

Companies on GitHub Description
Adobe, Inc. Open source from Adobe
The Apache Software Foundation The Apache Software Foundation
Arduino This org contains the official Arduino tools (IDE, CLI…), documentation and cores. See @arduino-libraries for the official libraries.
Arduino Libraries This org contains the official Arduino Libraries. See @arduino for the tools (IDE, CLI…) and everything else
Cisco Systems Open Source Projects from Cisco Systems
FreeCores A home for open source hardware cores
Garmin International Garmin International
Google Google ❤️ Open Source
IBM International Business Machines
Intel Corporation International Business Machines
Khadas Open Source SBC(Single Board Computer): Amlogic S905X, S912, S905X3, S905D3, S922X, A311D, A311D2, Rockchip RK3399, RK3588 and more.
LinkedIn LinkedIn
Microsoft Open source projects and samples from Microsoft
.NET Platform Home of the open source .NET platform
Microsoft Azure APIs, SDKs and open source projects from Microsoft Azure
NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA
Oracle Open Source at Oracle
Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi
RISC-V The Free and Open RISC Instruction Set Architecture
RISC-V — ISA Specifications RISC-V: The Free and Open RISC Instruction Set Architecture
RISC-V — Non-ISA Specifications RISC-V: The Free and Open RISC Instruction Set Architecture
RISC-V — Software RISC-V: The Free and Open RISC Instruction Set Architecture
RISC-V — Upstreaming RISC-V: The Free and Open RISC Instruction Set Architecture
RISC-V — Android RISC-V: The Free and Open RISC Instruction Set Architecture
RISC-V — Administrative Docs RISC-V: The Free and Open RISC Instruction Set Architecture
SB Components — UK (H/W) SB Components is a UK-based Research and Development company that has been providing embedded, IoT, AI and Robotics based solutions since 2012.
SparkFun Electronics Building open source widgets to make prototyping hardware easier since 2002
Governments Agencies on GitHub Who’s using GitHub?
Government agencies at the national, state, and local level use GitHub to share and collaborate.
Canada  
Agence spatiale canadienne - Canadian Space Agency  
Europe  
European Space Agency The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability.
International  
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)  
United States of America  
cloud.gov cloud.gov is a secure and compliant Platform as a Service (PaaS) operated by U.S. General Services Administration Technology Transformation Service.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Commit today, secure tomorrow.
Data Packaged Core Datasets Important, commonly-used datasets in high quality, easy-to-use & open form as data packages
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory For 70 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.
The Federal Communications Commission  
Los Alamos National Laboratory  
LANL-Bioinformatics  
NASA  
NASA-DEVELOP  
Global Imagery Browse Services  
NASA WorldWind  
National Park Service Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks.
NOAA - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory U.S Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA-ORR-ERD  
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory  
OpenSat - Core Flight System Establish a community for open source projects based on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s core Flight System (cFS).
NSA Cybersecurity Directorate Official GitHub account for NSA Cybersecurity Directorate. Formerly branded as NSA Cybersecurity, NSA Information Assurance, & Information Assurance
Sandia National Laboratories Exceptional service in the national interest.
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution OCIO Central GitHub
US Census Bureau  
USGS Astrogeology The USGS Astrogeology Science Center public GitHub repositories.
USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program  
United States Postal Service The USPS Developer Portal is for software developers who would like to integrate Postal Service functionality into their ecommerce, shipping, or logistics systems. Access and use USPS tools and resources conveniently within your site or application. You have the ability to try out the APIs in the our Test environment.

Microsoft

Microsoft Visual Studio (Online)
Microsoft Visual Studio (Online)
Visual Studio with GitHub Enterprise
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/subscriptions/access-github
Microsoft Azure

Software

Open Source Projects

Useful Software / Utilities

Interests

As an INTP on the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment, my career in software development was a natural match; I have enjoyed computer programming and software development since my introduction to computer programming in my first engineering class at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering. Our class chose to use the department’s Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-8 minicomputer programming in FOCAL (similar to Dartmouth BASIC). In the next class, we learned to program using the PDP-8 assembly language; which provided the basis for learning other computers instruction sets: Intel 8080/8085, DEC PDP-8 and PDP-11, Motorola 68000, and IBM 360/370. Computer high-level languages: C, C++, C# & .Net, Fortran IV, Java, PL/1, SNOBOL, Algol, Pascal, Visual Basic, Dartmouth BASIC, APL, and Delphi. Operating Systems: Windows, Unix, and Linux. Web markup languages: HTML, JavaScript, and XML.

Software Development

In between my employment at NCR E&M-Columbia and SC DHEC, I had a brief tour of duty at Policy Management System (Stock Symbol: PMS). This was during the time when they were fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission because its executive and senior management booked revenue on December 32nd. I have also worked for a few DOT-COM’S 🎆 that became DOT-BOMB’S 💣 .

  • Affinity Technology Group (Stock Symbol: AFFI)
  • HealthMagic
  • Global Health Technology (bought by CBSI aka Covansys)

As a Software Developer at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, I developed web applications using C# and .Net using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB/2 databases. I have also written Windows services to monitor the health of web applications, their associated databases, SSL certificate expiration and network connectivity to alert the appropriate teams. Besides developing Windows services to monitor web applications and their associated databases, I have developed services to extract data for SFTP file exports on a monthly basis, update SCSERV hospitals and clinics in Microsoft SQL Server with reference data from the EFIS Oracle database.

One large scale Windows application that I developed using C# and .Net for my personal use read the NASA mission schedules for the Space Shuttle missions that they published as Excel spreadsheets and created events in the calendar of Microsoft Outlook using Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office. I thought that others would be interested in using the application also, so I published the installation executable with the source code on Microsoft’s now decommissioned source code publishing site, Codeplex; I migrated it over to GitHub although support of the application officially ended with wheelstop of Atlantis on mission STS-135 with the Final Four, CDR Chris Ferguson, PLT Doug Hurley, MS1 Sandy Magnus, and MS2 Rex Walheim.

NASA Spaceflight

On July 8, 2011, I was able to check off a 30 year old bucket list item: witness a Space Shuttle launch in person.. I also had the opportunity that few people have seen; I, as well as forty-nine other people by the Shuttle Landing Facility Control Tower, got to see Atlantis land for the final time on July 21, 2011. I have witnessed two final manned spaceflights in person, Atlantis and the US half of Apollo/Soyuz Test Project on July 15, 1975. Atlantis was the second final manned spaceflight that I witnessed in person.

Watching the Space Shuttle land on television, the twin sonic booms sound like a muffled boom.boom. In person, the twin sonic booms that Space Shuttles announce that they are returning home is loud, sharp, and crisp: BANG! BANG!

Obsolete Computer Collection

My wife bought me a Sun SparcStation IPX at a company salvage sale so I could keep my UNIX skills active. I had Apache Web Server with OpenSSL installed from source code, and OpenLDAP also installed from source code using gcc. I installed Apache web server installed on my Windows NT Workstation as a proxy server so the SparcStation and Linux server could share internet access, first using dial-up and later with cable.

A technology company had shut down and one of the Affinity Technology Group former coworkers rescued a DEC VAXStation II/GPX from being trashed. He was moving from South Carolina to Washington (home of Microsoft) and he was going to toss it in the dumpster. He asked if I wanted it. “Sure!” That is a heavy sucka!

Computers Peripherals, Books
DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) VAXStation II/GPX  
  DEC VAX 11/780 Architecture Manuals Volumes 1-3 (2)
Sun 3/110  
Sun SPARCStation IPX  
  Sun 31 inch CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)
  Sun CD-ROM Drive
  Sun Tape Drive (3 SCSI Hard Drives)
  SCSI Drive Cabinet
Various Computer Books 📚
Art of Computer Science (3 volume set) by Donald Knuth
DEC VAX 11/780 Architecture Manuals Volumes 1-3 (2)
DEC PDP-8 Handbook
DEC PDP-11 Handbook
LSI 11 (PDP-11/03) Handbook
DEC PDP-11/45 Handbook
DEC PDP-11/70 Handbook

HP (Hewlett-Packard) Calculators

What can I say? I’ve been a big fan of HP Calculators ever since they introduced the HP-35. I finally managed to buy an HP-45. I use the Reverse Polish Notation (RPN). I cannot use an algebraic calculator. As HP said in their print advertisements, “HP has no equal.”

The Museum of HP Calculators

HP Calculators Accessories
HP-12C  
HP-12C Platinum  
HP-16C  
HP-17B  
HP-41CV  
HP-41CX  
  HP-41 Card Reader
  HP-41 Memory Modules
  HP-41 Program Modules
HP-45  
HP-48GX  
HP-67  

Photography

Photography is another creative endeavor that I have enjoyed almost as long as I’ve used computers. My first 35mm SLR is the Canon A-1, which I still own and use is the Canon A-1, an innovative camera in 1980 with its shutter priority, aperture priority, program, stoped-down metering, and manual control; I added a few accessories, and a few lenses. I added digital to the mix with the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 24-105mm f4L.

My Y2K12 project: Photograph the year exclusively using B&W film. I rediscovered the classic look of B&W film when I photographed the final Space Shuttle landing. Since it was a pre-dawn landing, color would have been wasted. For that year, I had two photography projects: 1) Photograph the sunrise over Columbia, South Carolina from the Lake Murray dam on the equinoxes and solstices; 2) Photograph the full moon rising and setting (started in February and carried over to January).

Camera equipment

Gear Lenses, Accessories
Canon A-1 (FD Mount) Motor Drive MA
  Sunpak 522 Flash
Canon F-1N (FD Mount) Canon AE Motor Drive FN
  Canon AE Finder FN
  center-weighted split-image/microprism metering screen
  partial split-image/microprism metering screen
  spot split-image/microprism metering screen
  Canon Auto Bellows
FD Mount Lenses Canon FD 28mm f2.8
  Canon Macro Photo Lens 20mm f/3.5
  Canon FD 50mm f1.8 (2)
  Profoto 80-205mm f4.5
  Spiratone 400mm f6.3
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon RT 600 II flash
EF Mount Lenses Canon EF 24-105mm f4L
  Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens
PlusTek OpticFilm 8200i Ai film scanner 35mm negative film carriers (2)
  35mm slide film carriers (2)
Bucket List Cameras Status
Canon F-1N, Canon FN Motor Drive FN, Canon AE Finder FN July 2013
Mamiya 645  
Mamiya RB67 or RZ67  
4×5 monorail view camera  

Camera Manuals, Software, Firmware: Updates/References

Preferred Photography Retailers

Company Location About
KEH7 Georgia, Smyrna KEH is the original reseller of professional, collectible, and everyday gear for camera lovers everywhere.
B&H Photo/Video8 New York, New York City Photography, Computers, TV & Entertainment, Professional Video, Mobile, Pro Audio, Photo Accessories, Drones & Camcorders, Lighting, Audio-Visual, Surveillance, Optics
Lensrentals.com9 Tennessee, Cordova Lensrentals is the largest online rental provider for photography, videography, and lighting equipment and accessories in the United States
About KEH7
We’re camera people - photographers and videographers, collectors and crafters, makers, and muses.
KEH has always envisioned a better way to put rare and quality secondhand cameras in the hands of fellow photographers. With your support, we’ve become the largest curated market for used (or, in our view, field-tested) photo and video equipment in the industry.
In an age that treats every camera like a disposable camera and every photo like an instant photo, we believe in making the best last. Gear that earns the KEH stamp of approval is gear that goes further and reaches higher. Graded by experts. Renewed with care. One-of-a-kind. Sustainable. Exchangeable.
A KEH camera is an instrument of possibility. In your hands, that secondhand camera instantly becomes something new:
An opportunity. A chance to create and share something extraordinary with the world.
A camera is what you make of it. We can’t wait to see what develops.
About B&H Photo/Video8
Get to know the people who know your gear best.
B&H is not a big box store, or a faceless chain… or a personality-free zone. B&H is a group of people who are passionate about the things you’re passionate about—from photography, film, music and audio to art and technology, creating and imagining.
We hire and extensively train our product specialists so that each one can speak from a place of confidence and expertise… which means when you need answers, we’re ready with solutions, tailored to you.
We believe in making customers, not sales. That’s why we’ve perfected the “art of the downsell”: we’ll always recommend the best options based on your specific needs, rather than the price tag. The customer comes first, second and third at B&H.
With nearly half a million items in stock, every day, our selection is legendary and that’s made us a trusted resource for photographers, musicians and creative professionals around the world for decades. Choose from 11+ football fields’ worth of leading-edge technology plus hard-to-find rarities. You might even find a bona fide electronics collectible in our Used Department!
The thing that makes B&H so amazing is its people. Every one of our product specialists has a passion—for photography, music, film or art—to match their love of all things tech.
Located inside our NYC SuperStore, the Tech Corner is where you can visit one of our resident experts for a hands-on demonstration of gear you either just bought or equipment you already own.
About Lensrentals.com9
Lensrentals is the largest online rental provider for photography, videography, and lighting equipment and accessories in the United States. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, with a satellite office in Nashville, Lensrentals ships gear to customers in all 50 states and also provides in-person pickups and returns to local customers.
Founded in 2006 by Roger Cicala as a way to expand his own gear collection and share his photographic knowledge, Lensrentals has grown from a one-man operation in a spare bedroom to a company with nearly 100 employees, dozens of experienced photo and video technicians, an in-house repair department, and the best customer service representatives in the industry. Roger continues to provide guidance and expertise to photographers of all experience levels, and is considered an industry authority on lens quality and testing, as shown by his work evaluating NASA satellite lenses.
Lensrentals serves hundreds of thousands of photographers and videographers annually, always while maintaining the values of our founder – share the best available equipment at its optimum quality, and educate and provide support to our customers to ensure they can achieve their goals regardless of experience level.
We carry camera bodies and lenses in every format from every major manufacturer, and all the audio, lighting and support accessories needed to cover any kind of shoot, from a family holiday card to a commercial advertising job. All equipment purchased is sold within two years so customers are assured our stock is always in like-new condition.
What makes Lensrentals different from other rental houses is our staff of trained photo and video professionals with a commitment to excellence, quality, and customer support! Every piece of gear is cleaned and inspected optically and physically to guarantee orders arrive on-time with compatible, working equipment. We’ve also developed additional programs such as Lenscap, Lenscap+, HD Subscription Shipping, and Keeper to offer customers added protection, value, and ease of process in their rental experience. For those looking to purchase rather than rent, Lensrentals’ sister site LensAuthority.com sells tested, guaranteed used equipment at an exceptional price.

I have bought new and used equipment from B&H and used equipment from KEH, including a complete Canon New F-1 system. KEH also does camera repairs. I have rented lenses from lensrentals.com for use at The Masters and for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

Beagles

Paula and I have had and raised Beagles since 1979 when someone dropped a Beagle off in our neighborhood, who we named Sport. We have put the obedience title, Companion Dog (CD) on Ranger and Runner. We got Writer and Rebecca from conformation breeder and they have earned Championships along with the CD obedience titles.

We have bred and raised a few litters.

Show Beagles Worldwide Magazine

Water-skiing

I enjoy water-skiing. I learned on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. I consider Lake Murray, South Carolina to be my “home lake” since I live nearby. My wife, Paula, and I would camp at Hamilton Branch State Park on Clark Hill Lake, South Carolina and Georgia.

Bodies of Water That I Have Skiied:

  • South Carolina Lakes
    • Lake Greenwood
    • Lake Murray
    • Clark Hill Lake
  • Midwestern Rivers
    • Cedar River (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
    • Mississippi River (between the Quad Cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline, Illinois)

Craft Beer Breweries in South Carolina

South Carolina has a number of craft beer breweries. The heading is a list of the current active breweries. Below are my favorites brews:

  1. River Rat Broad River Red Ale
  2. River Rat Mourning Stout
  3. Steelhands Coffee Lager
  4. Palmetto Brewing Expresso
  5. Palmetto Brewing GhostRider
  6. Holy City Brewing Bowens Island Oyster Stout
  7. Legal Remedy World Court Mocha Blonde Stout

Sky Above, Events, Weather

International Space Station Sightings, Sun, Moon, Night Sky, Weather Location
International Space Station Sightings Columbia, South Carolina, USA
International Space Station Sightings Lexington, South Carolina, USA
Sun & Moon Today Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Sunrise & Sunset Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Moonrise & Moonset Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Moon Phases Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Solstices & Equinoxes Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Eclipses Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Night Sky Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Meteor Showers  
Weather Today Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Weather Hourly Columbia, South Carolina, USA
14 Day Forecast Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Climate (Averages) Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Dewar’s Profile

RALPH HIGHTOWER
PROFESSION: Software Developer
HOBBY: Photography, water-skiing
LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Checked off 30 year old bucket list item (Witnessed final Space Shuttle launch and landing)
QUOTE: Freedom from Consequences is not a protected Constitutional right
LAST BOOK READ: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (several times)
MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE: Total Solar Eclipse, Augusta 21, 2017, Chapin, South Carolina
CARS I WISH I KEPT: 1966 Chevrolet El Camino, 1966 Ford Mustang
BUCKET LIST CAMERAS: Canon F-1N (July 2013), Mamiya 645, Mamiya RB67 or RZ67, 4×5 Monorail View Camera
BUCKET LIST CAR: Chevrolet Corvette
FAVORITE CAMERA BRAND: Canon
FAVORITE (BEST) DOG BREED: Beagle
FAVORITE NON-FICTION BOOK: Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION: Dune Trilogy by Frank Herbert
FAVORITE TECHNICAL BOOK: The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick Brooks
FAVORITE TECHNICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth
FAVORITE MOVIE: Dune (2021)
FAVORITE TELEVISION SERIES: Star Trek (The Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, Picard, Strange New Worlds)
BEST COVER SONG: American Pie by Greenwood, South Carolina musicians with blessings by Don McClain
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd
FAVORITE ALBUM: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos
GOAT ALTO SAX: Candy Dulfer
GOAT DRUMMER: Sena Doering
GOAT TENOR SAX: Clarence Clemmons
MOST VERSATILE BAND: Dire Straits
WHY I DO WHAT I DO: Software development involves creativity
PROFILE: INTP (Myers-Briggs: Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Perceptive)
HIS BEER: River Rat Broad River Red Ale, Palmetto Expresso

Television Series Reboots and Spinoffs (Worth Watching)

I enjoy television 📺 series that have been rebooted or spun off from my favorite series. Below is a link to the series that have been rebooted or spun off that actually have a plot and worth watching.

Television Series Reboots and Spinoffs

Tabasco Sauce Scoville Ratings

Tabasco Sauce Scoville Ratings

South Carolina Electric Cooperatives Outages Map

Automotive

OnStar Loss of Functionality Due to Cellular Sunsetting of 2G CDMA Technology

GM-Canada 🇨🇦🍁 figured out how to retain OnStar functionality in 2015 when Cellular companies in Canada 🇨🇦🍁 sunsetted 2G CDMA technology in 2015. GM-USA 🇺🇸 solution is to supply a dongle that plugs into the ODB-II port.

ODB-II Codes

ODB-II Codes
Wikipedia PIDs
Wikipedia — On-board diagnostics
OBD II UART Hookup Guide — SparkFun
Chevrolet ODB-II Codes
GM ODB-II Codes
RealDash — ODB-II Code Reader
CAN Bus — Wikipedia
 
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  1. Support of SpaceShuttleMissionSchedule ended with wheelstop of Space Shuttle Atlantis on July 21, 2011 with the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet. 

  2. IANA — Coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources 

  3. RFC — Contains technical and organizational documents about the Internet, including the specifications and policy documents produced by five streams: the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Independent Submissions, and Editorial. 

  4. IETF — Premiere standards development organization (SDO) for the Internet 

  5. IRTF — Promotes research of importance to the evolution of the Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology. 

  6. IAB — Provides long-range technical direction for Internet development, ensuring the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for global communication and innovation. 

  7. Information supplied from KEH website https:www.keh.com  2

  8. Information supplied from B&H Photo/Video https://www.bhphotovideo.com  2

  9. Information supplied from Lensrentals.com https://www.lensrentals.com  2