Timex Ironman
battery replacement and strap removal/installation

First posted
Thursday January 10, 2012 07:55
Saturday February 2, 2013 17:54



Saturday February 2, 2013 17:54

Java disable on Mac lecture at Albuquerque Apple store Saturday February 2, 2013 audio.
Some Mac users were taken by surprise Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems.

Java allows programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs and run them on most computers, including Apple's Mac. However, earlier this month the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommended disabling Java in Web browsers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Oracle, which owns Java, has issued updates that fix known vulnerabilities, but the DHS expects that there are more flaws in Java's coding.

What Security Software do you recommend?

Notenboom is a thought manipulator.

Monday January 14, 2012 17:42

Watch an inexpensive high tech video.

Thursday January 10, 2012 10:18

Battery project requires data logging over time.

Timex Ironman sport watch and Canon SX160 IS is solution to data collection system.

Old Timex Ironman watch has large display.

Night light failed so it was retired to be replaced by another Ironman ... night light on this Ironman failed too. :(

Battery replacement before use in solar battery charging experiment judged to be good idea.

Four CR 2015 batteries purchased from Harbor Freight for $1.99 ON SALE.

Old battery measured 2.85 V. New 3.3 V.

Removal of back of watch was difficult because straps extended over cover.

Replacement of back was impossible without removing on strap.

Tip of large blade of Gerber stockman inserted, depressed, then rotated towards band to move spring-loaded pin away from pin hole in watch.

One move not enough, so band rotated to hold pin from moving back in hole.

Tip of blade reinserted, depressed, band pressure released, blade rotated and pin removed.

Band tap seen covering cover.

Tweezers used to hold screws above hole.

Band rplaced by placing pin on righ side against case., Left side of pin then depressed until it enetered case.

Band then flexed until pins dropped into holes.

Other attempts didn't work. :(

Watch started running with time at 12:00 when battery replaced.

When watch was set with GPS time, it read 2:55. :(

And the watch has to be set by moving digits from high to low because the button that controls moving from low to high no longer worked.

This aso mean the chronometer, alarm, ... no long works.

So check for proper button function before replacing back of watch.

Only time is needed for solar charge of battery experiments so no attempt will be made to fix button problem at this time..

Replacment Ironman occassionaly suffers software upset.

Software upset seen on Tuesday January 2, 201 resulted in back, hour glass, timer and NEXT displayed.

Timex Ironman software, we read, was implemented by Microsoft on a Motorola 6805 microcontroller, if we recall correctly.
Fun with the Timex Datalink.
Timex Datalink Disassembly.
Datalink Software Central.

Jump to NEXT starts a Forth Virtual Machine.
A Java virtual machine (JVM) is a virtual machine that can execute Java bytecode. It is the code execution component of the Java software platform. Sun Microsystems has stated that there are over 5.5 billion JVM-enabled devices.

["Java is forth with a C syntax" Green Hills software salesman told bill several years ago. Blocking on executive's name at moment. Emails exchanged. What is his name?

.The developer's kit runs on most popular host platforms including - - - * * * - FORTH, Incorporated - - - * - - - Green Hills Software, Incorporated ]

Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their personal computers to avoid being hacked. Oracle, the creator of the Java software, today issued an emergency “patch” for their software. January 14 2013 2:17 EST

Forth software technology is well suited to such application because of memory code density, reliability, assembler and high-level code, and interactive debugging on the target microcontroller.

Believe. Author, Embedded controller forth for the 8051 family.

Oil change 15:30 January 9, 2013.

Guy Fawkes mask.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.

Patina is another skill. Sulfuric acid/copper.

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