Nearly all of the work I have done in the last few years has been either ghost-writing or confidential documentation, only available to customers under NDA. As a result, I don’t have many examples of recent work.
This blog is mainly a place to put a few articles I have written to fill that gap.
WordPress is a website creation and blogging platform that I have used for a number of websites (including this one). It’s very quick to install, highly customisable and well supported. You can find out more and download an installer from WordPress.org.
I have been doing more work on flash memories and decided to write up the notes I have been taking.
This article is about the technology behind flash memory: how data is stored, the architecture of flash memories and (briefly) how data is read, written and erased. (This may turn into a series with more detail on various aspects of flash technology.)
A while ago, I found myself with more work than usual, for several different clients. There were about a dozen projects to finish in a few weeks and I was beginning to lose track of where I was with all of them. I looked around at various tools that would help keep on top of all this. Most were too complex for my needs, and very few were free (or nearly free). In the end, I found one I am really happy with.
Solid-state drives (SSDs) based on flash memory are increasingly replacing hard disk drives (HDDs) for mass storage in many applications. A quick check of an online retailer showed that about half the laptops and desktop computers used SSDs.
One of my recent projects was an article on the display technologies used in mobile phones, laptops, TVs, etc. As is often the case, I learnt a lot from researching the piece. Which was useful as I was thinking it is about time to buy a new TV.