01.
RSS works again
2018 Aug 9th

RSS works again

As the title says, North Coast's RSS feed works again.  The URL is in the footer of every page:https://files.northcoastsynthesis.com/rss/That's a change from the old URL, but the old URL still works if you're already subscribed to it.  Since BigCommerce won't let recently-created accounts use the RSS features that they are continuing to maintain for old accounts, implementing this was qu… [Read more]

02.
The vanity of "Having A Lot Of Parts"
2018 Jul 30th

The vanity of "Having A Lot Of Parts"

It is often said that the secret of Taco Bell's success is that they only use six ingredients:  refried beans, seasoned ground beef mixture, cheddar cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and corn tortillas.  Everything on their menu is just some combination of these six ingredients, and the ingredients are all cheap to begin with and more so when bought in huge bulk quantities, so Taco Bell's… [Read more]

03.
B-stock Leapfrog available
2018 Jul 28th

B-stock Leapfrog available

Hey, kids, I have an assembled Leapfrog Filter here that failed the initial quality control (because of what turned out to be a problem with the board-to-board connectors) and in debugging it, I had to do a bunch of desoldering and ended up overheating the board and lifting some pads on the PCB.  I repaired those with added wires, and the result should be perfectly serviceable, but I don't… [Read more]