compensating for the current meter
Unfortunately, there was an
error in the print magazine where
part of the image was cut off. Here
is the complete graphic. Thanks for
pointing this out.
On a Good Note ...
I enjoyed Bryan Bergeron’s
editorial on "Making History; Keep
a Logbook." I would like to suggest
that it is more likely that a logbook
or engineering notebook will be
kept if it is easy to maintain. I have
been keeping an engineering
notebook for many years on my
projects in home automation,
computers, and networking. I had
been using a spiral notebook with cut
and paste inserts (for datasheets),
diagrams, and my poor penmanship.
Recently, I have been using a new
strategy: Microsoft OneNote. Here
are some of the advantages I found
after using it for several weeks:
1. It is free (my favorite price).
2. It encourages me to use the
keyboard for legibility.
3. It syncs to the cloud so I can
read or edit the notebooks from my
smartphone or iPad computer, no
matter where I am.
4. I still draw a diagram on a
piece of paper and then scan it in.
The program has a drawing capability
that can be used with a pen and
tablet or mouse. However, I will stick
with a pencil and paper since I am
5. The notebook has tabs, pages,
and sub pages, and each can accept
scans, online screen captures, photos,
file attachments, web links, audio,
video, spreadsheets, tables, and
date/time stamping. It is very easy to
6. I plan to print out a hard copy
and backup a soft copy on a regular
7. I have not accessed all the
features yet, but it seems worth
checking out. (Disclaimer: I have no
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