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Which FPGA development board are you using?
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
I've been hearing some horror stories recently ... would you care to share yours?
The World's Shortest Stories
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
Described as: "The perfect gift for those who claim to be too busy to read, and literary canapés for the rest of us."
Are "horizontal emotes" taking over the world?
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
I've recently been bouncing around a variety of websites featuring what I now think of as "horizontal smileys".
The gas man cometh!
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
In which a reader takes me back to my youth by reminding me of an old song by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
Here's my entry for the 2008 BLFC
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
I've been so enthused by the idea of the "It was a dark and stormy night..." contest that I've decided to submit my own entry.
Shakespearean insult kit
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Have you ever wished for the ability to quickly and easily come up with insults like "Thou craven motley-minded foot-licker"? Well, here's how!
It was a dark and stormy night...
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Penned by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1830, this phrase is now understood to represent an extravagantly florid style with redundancies and run-on sentences.
Suggestions for improving English spelling
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
After zis, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evri vun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.
The real story behind Triumph Motorcycles
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
In which - amongst other things - we discover how to perform an emergency stop to aid someone who has dropped their pet badger!
This is just so darn cute
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10/16/2007   Post a comment
Since I don't actually buy any dog medications, you may wonder why I'm looking at this advert.
Interesting online letter service
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10/15/2007   Post a comment
This is a simple concept; it provides a useful service; it requires almost nothing to set up; and it has the potential to grow. Hmmm, I wish I'd thought of that!
The future of the past tense
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10/12/2007   Post a comment
Scientists have discovered how verbs evolve and homogenize at a rate inversely proportional to their prevalence in the English language.
Is it really this difficult?
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10/11/2007   Post a comment
I'm in the process of moving house, and I'm running into a host of niggling problems that are making me gnash my teeth and rend my garb!
Does this power supply make me look fat?
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10/10/2007   Post a comment
I just saw a rather funny article on Embedded.com talking about what is (and is not) an embedded system.
Remember you saw it here first!
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10/9/2007   Post a comment
Samsung has just announced the industry's first wVGA OLED display using PenTile subpixel rendering technology from Clairvoyante!
Man cannot live by French baguettes alone
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10/8/2007   Post a comment
What is a picture of a loaf of French bread in front of a computer keyboard trying to tell me?
USB-powered Whac-a-Mole
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10/2/2007   Post a comment
Stop the world - I want to get off - I'm too young for all of this!
Mega-cool virtual slide rule
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10/1/2007   Post a comment
My friend Wilfried in the Netherlands just pointed me at a website containing a really clever virtual slide rule.


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