Removing A Suzuki SV650 Gas Tank

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Today, I had to remove the gas tank from a 2000 Suzuki SV650. While it is pretty straightforward, maybe someone can benefit from a documented process:

  1. Just below the seat on both sides there are small triangle shaped decorative fairings. Each are held on by an exposed hex bolt and a hidden plastic fastener. Remove the hex bolt and rotate the fairings away from the body of the bike.
  2. The driver seat is held on …
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Quick Update

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Just a quick update on some stuff I've been up to lately:

  • QuickWin now has better multi-monitor support. Been thinking about adding it to Chocolatey.
  • Been slowly hacking at PopPage to improve overall functionality and cookiecutter template compatibility.
  • Started a new job that is outside of the embedded systems industry (a first for me). Been learning the Microsoft .NET stack and have been impressed so far. The Visual Studio debugger is amazing!
  • Slowly researching the …
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Advice From The 10 Year Point

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A quick look back on 10 years of professional software/hardware development and some advice for new developers and engineers.

Some generalizations on how the first 10 years of your career might look. Years 1 to 5 will be spent learning as much as possible; it's very likely you will learn more in the first two years on the job than you did in all of college. Years 6 to 10 will be spent niching …

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Windows Explorer Undo Is Scary

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The undo feature built into Windows Explorer is scary. Let me preface this statement by saying I have not yet moved pass Windows 7 so maybe the behavior has changed in newer releases. That being said, accidentally hitting Ctrl-Z while in Windows Explorer can be nerve wracking because depending on the action being undone, there may not be any prompt displayed. For example, a file that was renamed an hour ago might be undone without …

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Resolutions That Work

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Last January, I made a resolution to walk 3 million steps during the year. With the help of a cheap step counter and a spreadsheet, I am happy to say it may have been the first New Years resolution that I actually completed! While preparing a list of resolutions for 2016, the following criteria will help guarantee success:

  • Progress must be measurable! - Keep track of your progress periodically to make sure you will hit your …
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Furnace Debugging

A few days ago, the blower motor on my Carrier Weathermaker 9200 furnace stopped working. Luckily, this model of furnace provides quite a bit of debugging information printed on the inside of the door. It was very straightforward to test the blower motor and confirm that it was not the source of the problem. After a bit of poking around with a multimeter, the only remaining possibility was the blower motor relay.

Resoldered Relay Trace on Control PCB

This furnace is …

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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.