Chester Bennington

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/arts/music/chester-bennington-linkin-park-dead.html Now, it may be too soon, but indulge me.  I have had three very dark times in my life.  All
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So Many Files.. So Little Time..

I have been spending today and yesterday archiving my archives, and getting things reloaded into hoffysworld.com.  You have no idea
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Resistance Is Futile

So, I finally made it up and out for the day.  Just finished redoing a stereo wiring harness for my
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Fatigue

Today so far can be described in one definition. fa·tigue fəˈtēɡ/ noun noun: fatigue; noun: fatigue detail; plural noun: fatigue details 1. extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or
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The Secondary School Days

As promised I continue the back story of my growing up with Lymphedema.  We start in the early 1990's.  Middle
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Ok Fine….

Ok, fine so I didn't quite do as I said.  But I'm getting a lot of my blogging caught up.
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USB to RS485 BUS Adapter

RS485 Adapter

I received the USB to RS485 Transceiver this afternoon I need to start my control wiring for my model railroad
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Laying Low

It is a really hot day, so I'm not working on the Van, have a terrible headache and potential rain
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Turning of the Tides

Many of you may have come to follow my Hoffy’s World Blog and Website over the years for my Model Railroading and Techie content.  Though I still plan on sharing my Model Railroading endeavors here, I will be transitioning this more to be my personal blog again.  I have come to a point in my life where simpler is better.  I will be now sharing my Non-Modeling related techie stuffs to the the Hoffy’s Workshop Show Website & Youtube.  Though the Hoffy’s Workshop site may still be offline at the point of this posts release it will be coming soon.

I write this as a warning that some of my posts on Hoffy’s World may cut to the quick, or be very poinent.  These are my opinions and thoughts on everything.  I will have separated content though such as my Life with Lyphedema aside blog, etc.Continue reading

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USB to RS485 BUS Adapter

RS485 Adapter

I received the USB to RS485 Transceiver this afternoon I need to start my control wiring for my model railroad project.  The reason I have chosen to use RS485 as a communications network is because of its ability to span great distance than a traditional “Serial” connection.  I only prefer it over CAN because I have an abundance of the hardware for this.

USB to RS485 BUS Adapter
USB to RS485 BUS Adapter used to connect a computer into the RS485 BUS wires.

When I received this I noticed that the solder joints on the bottom of the screw terminals were exposed.  Continue reading

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Chester Bennington

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/arts/music/chester-bennington-linkin-park-dead.html

Now, it may be too soon, but indulge me.  I have had three very dark times in my life.  All three of them I found myself listening to serveral of his songs either incredibly angry, or sobbing deeply.  If the music is an inner perspective of his truth of heart, I can not say I am not surprised.  Depression has many masks it hides behind.  Eyes can’t see inside the human mind and heart.

With that said it is indeed a tragedy, and my condolences to his friends, fans, and especially his loved ones.

Life with Lymphedema

The Secondary School Days

As promised I continue the back story of my growing up with Lymphedema.  We start in the early 1990’s.  Middle school brought a next level of complications for me.  Granted most of them were shared issued that my fellow class mates endured as well, but for me some of them had an extra burden. 6th Grade was a an adjustment for us all;  Stubborn lockers and all the trimmings you would expect for a new middle school student.

The most uncomfortable experience for me wasContinue reading