PC History

Dad’s Past PCs – Retired 1992? – AMD 386 (Acer Power 386SX?) 1997? – Intel Pentium MMX 233Mhz (Packard Bell) 1999? – First DIY PC – Retired CPU: Intel Celeron 433Mhz (Socket 370 + Adapter) RAM: 128MB? RAM Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-6VXE+ (VIA Apollo Pro, Slot 1) GPU: Nvidia RIVA TNT2 AGP 4x 2002? – Upgraded First DIY … Read morePC History


Plex is one of my favorite Media Server & Client software. I have been actively using it and I highly recommend it for organizing your media files. Plex Media Server is running 24/7 on my desktop computer, and contents are streamed to my TV via Roku, to my Android phone and iPad locally or remotely. … Read morePlex

Virtual Router / Wireless Hotspot using your PC

To host a Virtual Router / Access Point with your PC, you need a compatible Wireless Adapter that supports Hosted Network.   Requirement: Windows 7 or later Wireless Network adapter with HostedNetwork support.   Check for hosted network support by running this in Command Prompt: netsh wlan show drivers If it says No, your network … Read moreVirtual Router / Wireless Hotspot using your PC

Excel VBA: RsLinx DDE example

‘Initialize DDE channelNumber = Application.DDEInitiate(“RSLinx”, “SomeTopicName”) ‘Read from PLC5 readValue = DDERequest(channelNumber, “N20:1”) ‘Read from ControlLogix readValue = DDERequest(channelNumber, “ControlLogixTag[1]”) ‘Write to PLC Set rangeToPoke = Worksheet(“Sheet1”).Range(“A1”) ‘Write to PLC5 Application.DDEPoke channelNumber, “N20:2”, rangeToPoke ‘Write to ControlLogix Application.DDEPoke channelNumber, “ControlLogixTag[1]”, rangeToPoke ‘End DDE Application.DDETerminate channelNumber

Excel VBA: Excel Version

Use Application.Version property to find out the version of Microsoft Excel. Useful to check for Microsoft Excel version to test the number of rows. Example Syntax: MsgBox (Application.Version) Version Number: 15.0 – 2013 14.0 – 2010 12.0 – 2007 11.0 – 2003


Known Names & Versions Intellution FIX32 v6.15 Intellution FIX32 v7.0 Intellution iFix 2.21 Intellution iFix 2.5/2.6 Intellution iFix 3.0 GE FANUC iFix 3.5 GE FANUC iFix 4.5 GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy HMI/SCADA iFix 5.0 GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy HMI/SCADA iFix 5.1 GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy HMI/SCADA iFix 5.5 External Links: Supported Operating Systems for FIX32 and iFIX

Flash Player for Android

Flash Player for Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.x. Adobe Flash Player is not officially supported on Android 4.1+ JellyBean, but you can still install it on your JellyBean. Supported Browsers Android Browser Firefox Browser for Android Firefox Beta Maxthon Android Web Browser Unsupported Browsers Google Chrome Untested Dolphin Firefox Beta by Mozilla Maxthon Web Browser for … Read moreFlash Player for Android


I have been experimenting with C#.NET to communicate with a Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC. Here is one solution with supports a broad range of industrial products: ASComm.NET by Automated Solutions, Inc