David L. Jones (video blogger)

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David L. Jones
David L. Jones EEVblog In Electronics Lab.jpg
David L. Jones in his electronics lab
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Residence Sydney, Australia
Occupation Video blogger
Website www.eevblog.com
YouTube information
Also known as Dave Jones
"The Crazy Aussie Bloke"
Channel
Years active 2009–present
Genre Video blog
Subscribers 561,374 subscribers
(August 27, 2018)
Total views 115,291,615 views
(August 27, 2018)

David L. "Dave" Jones is an Australian electronic design engineer and video blogger.[1][2] He is the founder and host of EEVBlog[3] (Electronics Engineering Video Blog), a blog and YouTube channel targeting electronics engineers, hobbyists, hackers and makers.[1][4] His content has been described as a combination of "in-depth equipment reviews and crazy antics".[1]

Life[edit]

Before becoming a full-time blogger, Jones worked on FPGA boards for the EDA company Altium.[5]

According to Jones, he began publishing electronic design project plans in electronics DIY magazines like Electronics Australia in the 1980s.[1] In recent years, several of his project articles appeared in Silicon Chip.[6]

Jones is also the founder and co-host of The Amp Hour,[3] an electronics engineering radio show and podcast.

EEVBlog[edit]

Jones' EEVBlog YouTube channel was created on 4 April 2009.[7][1] The channel features in-depth equipment reviews and electronics commentaries.[1] Jones has posted over 1000 episodes.

Batteriser incident[edit]

In a mid 2015 video, Jones disputed the claims of an unreleased battery life extender called Batteriser (later called Batteroo Boost after a lawsuit by Energizer). Batteroo, the company behind the product, disputed the arguments put forth by Jones and others, and published a number of demonstration videos in response.[8] In the wake of Jones' video about Batteriser, his video was "disliked" by a torrent of IP addresses located in Vietnam.[9] Other bloggers with related videos experienced similar activity from addresses in Vietnam. The bloggers involved have suspected that either a click farm in Vietnam was engaged to harm the reputations of those attacking the claims about the product, or that a single computer with many fake or stolen YouTube accounts utilized proxied IP addresses to cover its tracks.[10] Due to the anonymous nature of the attacks, it remains unknown who was responsible.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Osborn, Steven (17 September 2013). "Dave Jones, Host, EEVBlog". Makers at Work: Folks Reinventing the World One Object or Idea at a Time. Apress. ISBN 978-1430259923. 
  2. ^ "Interview with David L. Jones". EEWeb. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2015-10-23. I started by taking stuff apart and trying to figure out how they worked. 
  3. ^ a b Price, Nan (April 2012). "Electronics Engineering for the People: An Interview with David L. Jones". Circuit Cellar. Vernon, CT, USA: Circuit Cellar Incorporated. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  4. ^ Jones, David (4 Apr 2009). "EEVBlog". David L. Jones. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Leung, Isaac (2011-04-06). "Altium relocates from Sydney to Shanghai". Electronics News. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  6. ^ Jones, David L. (18 Apr 2009). "µCurrent...a precision current adapter for multimeters". Silicon Chip. Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 22 Jan 2016. 
  7. ^ Jones, David (4 Apr 2009). "EEVBlog About". David L. Jones. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Francis, Hannah. "Batteriser battery life extender: scam or saviour?". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Russon, Mary-Ann (September 7, 2015). "Hackers spamming YouTube videos with dislikes using hijacked Vietnamese IP addresses". International Business Times UK. Retrieved October 22, 2015. ...received hundreds of dislikes on his 30 August video debunking a product called Batteriser, which claims to greatly extend the life of alkaline batteries. 
  10. ^ Stewart, Joe (September 3, 2015). "Negative Feedback - Attack on a YouTube Channel". Dell SecureWorks Security and Compliance Blog. Retrieved October 22, 2015. Dave Jones' EEVblog, came under attack after having published a series of videos debunking a product claiming to vastly extend the life of alkaline batteries. 
  11. ^ Anderson, Martin (September 4, 2015). "Youtube Dislikes for Sale, DDoS Style". The Stack. Retrieved April 26, 2016. Neither can one blame Batteriser, whatever one thinks of the circumstantial evidence...