Author Archives: skarg

About skarg

I write software for a living. So, I dedicated some web space for some stuff that I have worked on. I mostly write embedded C for PC based controllers, but I have dabbled in a few other areas as well.

BACnet MS/TP Wireshark Live Capture

Wireshark 2.0 brought some new features, including extcap.  Extcap allows an external application to capture packets and move them into Wireshark via a pipe.  It is the perfect feature for serial packets, such as BACnet MS/TP on RS-485, which don’t … Continue reading

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A Photographer Story

A few days ago I went into a local used record & book store, and stumbled across a vinyl album that reminded me of a photo story.  Here is the cover of the album from the band AD: The band … Continue reading

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Raspberry PiFace

I have been using a Raspberry Pi for various things since it was invented. It is a great little low cost computer. We recently celebrated Pi Day (3/14/15) here in the USA. Our local Science Center hosted a Pi Day … Continue reading

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BACnet MS/TP and Automatic Addressing

A recent query on the BACnet-L mailing list reminded me that I should probably post an update to my previous article about BACnet and Software Patents in 2009.  In the previous article, I lamented about a patent that was granted while the … Continue reading

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BACnet: The Global Standard for Building Automation and Control Networks

My friend and BACnet colleague, Mike Newman, the father of BACnet, recently finished writing a book about BACnet.  BACnet: The Global Standard for Building Automation and Control Networks, was recently published and is for sale at Amazon. I haven’t read … Continue reading

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AVR Dragon JTAG on Ubuntu Precise

I have a BACnet Development Kit which uses the example firmware compiled from the open source BACnet Protocol Stack hosted on SourceForge.net using gcc-avr. I attempted to load the firmware onto the kit using an Atmel AVR Dragon USB JTAG programmer.  I connected the AVR Dragon to my Ubuntu … Continue reading

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BACnet Committee Meets in San Antonio

Our BACnet committee and working groups met in San Antonio in June, 2012. The Riverwalkwas an interesting place to walk and find some food!  The BACnet committee leadership changed at this meeting: Carl Neilson is now chairing the committee, with Bernhard as … Continue reading

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BACnet Committee Meets in San Francisco

Our BACnet committee and working groups met in San Francisco in May, 2012.  It was fun to see friends, enjoy some cool weather, and eat some good food in a big city. Next door to Pacific Gas and Electric, our … Continue reading

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BACnet Meeting and Plugfest in Atlanta

I went to the BACnet meetings in Atlanta in October, 2011. A couple of weeks later in November, 2011, I went to the BACnet Plugfest in Atlanta. Lots of fun! The Lighting Applications working group met for a couple of … Continue reading

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BACnet Leader of the Pack Awards

BACnet International presented its annual “Leaders of the Pack” program to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in the BACnet community. The Award Ceremony took place during the 2011 Facility Decisions Conference & Expo on October 11-12, 2011 … Continue reading

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