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Making a Hi-Fi loudspeaker from a foam plate
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12/31/2007   1 comment
This do-it-yourself project is so wild and wacky that I just have to try to build one myself.
I am mega-excited - a digital tablet computer thingy is heading my way!
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
This is uber-cool - a paper-and-pen tablet/pad that connects to your computer and allows you to upload your hand-written notes and diagrams into your main computer.
Do you want to help save a radio telescope?
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
On the off-chance you were wondering what to do with your spare time, I just heard of something rather interesting...
Happy Christmas!
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
I can't believe it, but here we are again!
But are they equivalent?
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Aaik van der Poel from mentor responds to OneSpin's recent announcement of: "The industry's first sequential equivalence checking solution priced for the FPGA market."
Yes, you do have advice for an FPGA newbie!
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Well, sort of . . . generally speaking the responses I received were "pungent" with gloom and despair, but there were a few glimmers of light in the darkness. . .
Speeding your Christmas Post to its desired destination
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Here's some rather interesting info on how to find the extra 4-digit ZIP codes and use them to get your post where it is supposed to be going faster.
Do you have any advice for an FPGA newbie?
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12/18/2007   1 comment
A letter from a reader starts me to pondering as to what I would like to see if I were a total newbie to the wonderful world of FPGAs.
My Gray Code article saves the day!
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Cool Beans - I just heard from someone who used a cunning trick from one of my articles to make his FPGA design work!
Kids say the darndest things
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
These insights may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders (6-year-olds) because the last one is a classic!
Christmas carols for students of psychology
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
My favorite EDA industry analyst (we'll call him GS to protect the innocent) just sent me a joke list of potential Christmas carols for psychology students ... I think several of these might apply to me.
Unique insights into the flat panel display industry
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Online publications that teach all you need to know about the very latest and greatest news and products in the flat panel display industry.
Do you want an air-cooled mouse?
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
My mind is reeling with a positive plethora of USB-based products ranging from a mouse that also prints labels to a combination blender/clock to a mini-vacuum.
Where can one find antique brass meters, switches, and knobs?
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12/5/2007   Post a comment
I am a man on a mission. I want as many antique (or antique-looking) brass voltmeters, switches, and knobs as I can find. But where would one look for these little scamps?
There's a Steampunk mouse in the house!
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12/3/2007   Post a comment
Here's another uber-cool Steampunk computer (including a Steampunk mouse) that is spurring me into action to build my own "Beast".


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