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Fuel pump controller

Several DIY EFI enthusiasts have installed the fuel pump controller developed as a side project and reported good success. Some of the success stories along with recorded data have been added. Mar 12, 2011

Fuel injection

I started documenting my fuel injection conversion for my Suzuki DR350S. It's far from complete, but it covers the highlights. Email me if you have questions. Sep 18, 2010

New article

If you've ever designed an RF oscillator, you've probably encountered squegging. Sometimes called "motor boating," squegging causes oscillators to start and stop at frequencies much lower than the frequency of interest. Viewed on an oscilloscope, squegging looks like bursts of oscillations. On a spectrum analyzer, it looks like a Christmas tree. Read the full article. June 10, 2007

Temporary files on Mac OSX Firefox

Mac OSX is reliable and responsive. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Firefox on OSX. For inexplicable reasons, Firefox on OSX saves temporary files on the desktop and doesn't clean up after itself. The result is a cluttered desktop with files that may or may not be needed. Fortunately, there is a solution. May 9, 2007


Lessons learned during migration from IBM Tivoli Directory Server to Microsoft AD/AM. April 23, 2007

Wireless circuits

The beginnings of a series of articles on simple wireless circuits. January 30, 2007

Naked objects

Richard Pawsons Ph.D. thesis on Naked objects is a must read for anyone interested in Object-Oriented systems and technologies. More details are available in a recent blog entry. December 2, 2006

More on renewables

Some data on alcohol yields for various crops October 24, 2006

New book

My friend and colleage Anil Hemrajani recently finished writing Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse. My review is included in the front matter. September 22, 2006

Mailbox full

Configuration problems on my email server caused bounced emails. If you received an email bounce, please resend. You can read more about the details here. September 5, 2006

Java key stores

A vendor sent us a PFX file containing a private key and a certificate. Reading that file turned out to be easier than I expected! August 17, 2006

Todays numbers

A lifetime supply of electrical energy for one person would require about $390 worth of Uranium. More details. August 9, 2006

How to become an expert

A quick blog entry about becoming an expert. July 31, 2006

Klingon programmers

What would you expect from a Klingon programmer? There are several lists floating around the web: here and here. July 31, 2006

New science questions answered

IT humor

Resign patterns is a hilarious parody of object-oriented design patterns popularized by the classic Design Patterns book. May 21, 2006

A short introduction to power trains addresses transmission problems and suggests ideas for more efficient vehicles of the future. April 20, 2006

Read one of Madhu's provocative experiences surrounding cold fusion in 1989. April 20, 2006

Listen to Madhu's exclusive interview with Wiki inventor Ward Cunningham. April 4, 2006

Read Ed Burnette's review of Madhu's presentation at EclipseCon 2006. April 4, 2006

Madhu reports the recent XML 2005 conference in Atlanta featured a strong technical program. He writes about David Megginson's keynote address, a lively panel discussion about "Efficient XML" and insights from visionary Miko Matsumura. Full story. January 24, 2006

View Madhu's January 10 presentation at the Northern Virginia Java Users Group. January 24, 2006

Madhu will be speaking at EclipseCon 2006, March 20-23, 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. His long talk is titled Eclipse vs. Visual Studio. December 10, 2005

If an airfoil is vibrated horizontally, will it create lift? Read Madhu's response. December 10, 2005

A physicists take on hybrid aliens, Pegasus, and the Titanic. October 23, 2005

Interview with Bruce Tate, author of Beyond Java. October 21, 2005

Fibre optic adventure October 16, 2005

Article on a novel approach to parsing binary files using reflection. October 13, 2005

Walmart recognizes Madhu for implementing single sign-on between Walmart's intranet and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama. September 11, 2005

A short introduction to metacognition, or thinking about thinking. August 24, 2005