That damned Google+ Picasa redirect

Hey Google – when I send someone a Picasa album or pic link, where do you think I want them to go?  Answer: Not Google+

This can be fixed by adding a “noredirect=1” argument to the URL but placement matters:

This works:

This doesn’t:

This concludes our lesson.

Lotsa Balls

The correct name, of course, is IBM Selectric Typing Element. I’ve got a good pile and finally got around to inventorying them.

I was hoping there was a complete guide out there for IBM elements but I haven’t found it (sounds like another project.) I did find some scans of a brochure from GP, who also made elements for the Selectric line. I compiled them into a PDF for the docs site.

AHA-2940 Under Windows 7

What’s the most popular PC SCSI card of all time? 1541C? Maybe. Or it may be the AHA-2940 family. It’s up there, anyhow. And what card did Microsoft (and Adaptec) drop support for in Windows 7? The AHA-2940. Fortunately, I found a workaround which appears to succeed:

Basement Electronics Lab of Dqqm, v.91b

Today’s upgrade is the home-made equipment rack. My first project involving my new table saw. No fingers were lost in this operation:

From the bottom:

– Micronta DVM

– Tektronix 466 ‘scope

– A pair of low-amperage, noisy PSUs (will be replacing as soon as I can pick out a decent one)

– China-brand frequency detector

– Micro-Seven PBX emulator

And in the front is a Heathkit analog/digital lab/trainer.

Google Books and Magazines

Here’s an interesting note…Google Books has a whole lot of magazines up now. One of them is Info World. I’ve had it come up in a lot of searches for old tech products and the articles have been very helpful. If you browse their Info World selection, the furthest you can go back is 12/22/86:

However, most of the articles that have popped up in searches have been from the early 80s – prime time for oddball hardware and non-standard systems. So where are those issues? Well, let’s tweak that URL:

Looks like they now start at 12/11/78 – big difference!

They’re still indexed by Google yet are not browseable. Intentional or just a bug in their catalog? I dunno.