Author Archives: Dave

printf in C#

I’ve been wondering about making DANSE open-source for a while now (after all if anyone else wants to start using it seriously they will need the source code), but up until recently (well, yesterday) I’ve had a problem: DANSE uses … Continue reading

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Another reminder for me… ILMergeGUI

I’ve just updated the Audio Network Analyser program with a few bug-fixes and some additional features. For example there is now a new heuristic algorithm to try and automatically correct for phase measurements 180 degrees out – I’m still not … Continue reading

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And another reason to stop writing the book…

…is that with so many more complex demos being written, and a few more in the pipeline, I find I need to spend quite a bit of time maintaining the ones that are here; and some video instructions and “demos … Continue reading

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Couple more chapters, and a decision

OK, time for some stock-taking. When I first started this site, I was teaching communications theory full-time, and thought I’d be able to develop the content for this site in parallel with the work I was doing for my job … Continue reading

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Playing games with circuit theory?

So, I’ve been given this new module to teach next year: a basic introduction to electronics for those with little background in the subject. One of the books I’ve been reading recently (“Why Don’t Students Like School?” by Daniel T. … Continue reading

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New routeing demo just arrived

Just put up another demo, this one for routeing and Bellman-Ford. It doesn’t implement any actual protocols, it’s just there to demonstrate the operation of the Bellman-Ford algorithm. The first version of this was actually one of the first demos … Continue reading

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New “Flow Control” demo just up

Next new demo just put on-line: flow control. This one draws diagrams of the traces of packets going across links (with and without a router) using software flow control, stop-and-wait flow control, go-back-N flow control and such like. Now available … Continue reading

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The audio network analyser is now here

Latest program ready for release isn’t a demo in the usual sense; it’s not designed to be used in lectures and talks, it’s designed for use in the lab. Our students spend some of their first term here building an … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about exam revision and technique

A few years ago I wrote some advice for how to prepare and do exams for my students here, and I put them up on the internal web-site. A couple of people wrote from other institutions and asked if they … Continue reading

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Feeling unwelcome at the Times Higher Education

The Times Higher Education. Undoubtedly the newspaper of my profession. And yet I’m now feeling rather unwelcome there. Why? Well as regular readers (!) will have noticed, I’ve recently joined Twitter. Looking around at suitable people to follow, I found … Continue reading

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