Finding our difference between files is a common thing I used to do.
For most of the time I had the trusty k3diff.
Things got messy with command line and scripting the difference job.
I am not sure how many times I searched for
diff command linux in Google.
Also, do manual patching not knowing the
patch command was a handicap.
Hence after much spite, I have decided to log it down here.
Now, who does not know about
in the embedded community.
This is Quick way to install it in my favorite
It has been complicated to understand the cryptic number system of Nordic Semiconductor
They don’t mention it clearly in their infocenter site also.
I decided, I had enough trouble loosing hair on this one.
Solving this mystery was imperative.
The TL866II Plus is a Parallel programmer.
Freqenty used in my lab for programming age old chips like AT89C51.
One might wonder what use I have for these old 8051.
Well I have big box full of these !
And many of my project still run 8051.
All this time, Windows was the only way for this programmer.
Since, I am using Manjaro Linux wanted it to work there.
Lets look at how I mad this possible.
I wanted to have a screen sharing session with some one over
We all know that it does not work well in Firefox so needed chrome.
To my surprise the Manjaro Linux Standard Package
repository does not support chrome.
Well since Google does not provide an
for Arch Linux specifically.
Developing custom projects with nRF5-SDK for nRF52 devices from
Keeping the mess of files away !
Fig: Segger Embedded Studio
Source: Segger Embedded Studio
Its been some time since I worked on BLE.
So pulled out my nRF52-DK to try to start again.
Using Raspberry Pi for
your IoT experiments - a given.
Like the white hair on my head.
Many don’t realize the real threat it poses these days to security.
There have been many reports of IoT devices being hijacked.
And then used for malicious purposes. Like peeping into your
drawer. Even worst looking into your code.
I don’t want people to know how many cockroaches
and worms lie hidden in my old code. ;-)
Well, instead of loosing your night’s sleep read this.
This started a quest to design the perfect cycle delay
for one of my favorite MCUs the STM8.
In the process I learned a lot about custom pipeline and execution of in
proprietary MCU such as
Fig: STM8S Board
Many of us Windows users try to have Visual Studio environment.
But that’s not always great option. Unless you are ready to download 8GB
on your internet bandwidth.
I personally like Visual Studio and its fast upcoming cousin
VS Code. But hate the large download part.
Hence an opensource alternative is a need of the hour.
Also if you like to compile
linuxy style code with
Makefile in all its
MinGW64 at your service friend!
It has been long time since I worked on ESP8266 and that too native SDK from Esperssif.
With the rusty know-how and lack on info online, I had a mixed start again.
Hope that the experience shared here might be helpful for many users,
who wish to do ESP8266 native SDK development on Windows Platform.
But are afraid that most of the working tools for ESP8266 are linux friendly.
Not to worry you are in good company.