I’m so lucky to be here (Part 3)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/30/2011 8 comments
In my previous I’m so lucky to be here column I described an unfortunate incident involving myself and a water barrel. Looking back, this was the least of my adventures…
Just call me “Max the Viking!”
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/29/2011 6 comments
A few months ago I was invited to give the keynote presentation at the forthcoming FPGA Forum in Norway in February 2012; well, things just got even more exciting!
Travel Nightmares: British Rail
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/14/2011 2 comments
My travel nightmare occurred on a beautiful summer’s evening in June when my colleague and I attended a meeting of the Word Processing Association in Manchester...
How It Was: Programmable Logic
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/10/2011 6 comments
At a seminar on programmable logic (FPLAs and PALs) I discovered that PALs were bipolar (technologically, not psychologically speaking)…
I’m so lucky to be here (Part 1)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/3/2011 8 comments
When you come to think about it, the chances of any of us existing (as the unique individuals we are) is incredibly, almost infinitesimally, small...
How it was: CAD, CAE, and Netlisting
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/3/2011 2 comments
In the mid ‘80s our design tools still featured a Pencil Re-Booter (aka an electric pencil sharpener); meanwhile, the “Delete Component” function was performed with an electric rotary eraser...