A better switching amplifier

Last year I wrote about A switching amplifier electronic design which can drive large power loads with high efficiency and tolerable distortion. The operational principle for this is that a pre-stage converts the input signal into a series of pulses which rapidly switch the end-stage on and off - that is a power-efficient mode of … Continue reading A better switching amplifier

docker-proxy port in use

Quick one: you're starting a container through docker-compose and it says a port is in use. You "netstat -plutn" it and find out, that port is in use by docker-proxy. Github user rdavaillaud knows what's going on: stop dockerremove all internal docker network: rm /var/lib/docker/network/files/start docker

parchive: protecting backups against data corruption

As time goes by, my [place appropriate interval] backups may not grow much, but the size of my entire data archive exceeds the largest available hard disks (don't ask). Taking into account correctness guarantees by hard disk manufacturers, transmission errors over the network and who knows what else, I don't feel confident that I'll flip … Continue reading parchive: protecting backups against data corruption

Book of dark arts: storing data in the view

Pentagram, source Wikipedia. Towards the end of the year I'll indulge in the dark arts, join the goblins and leave my white architect hat under the Christmas tree where it belongs. I'm helping a friend (a technically minded, non-programmer) write his first mobile app . We wanted to keep everything simple: use technologies which can … Continue reading Book of dark arts: storing data in the view

Software architecture for 5G networks

The 5G mobile network specification introduces network function virtualization [NFV] which enables mobile network operators (carriers henceforth) to expose network resources to business applications as PaaS solution building blocks [SBB]. Naturally, this moves 5G into the focus of software architecture. Unsurprisingly, the NFV specs detail services from the carrier's  point of view, so they are … Continue reading Software architecture for 5G networks