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Content posted in May 2007
When I was young, old people knew their place!
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
Today is the day I celebrate the 30th anniversary of my 20th birthday ... and I never felt better or bouncier (although I did use to have more hair)!
Using FPGAs to aid the visually impaired!
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5/27/2007   Post a comment
I was pondering a poser just the other day, when I conceived a way to (a) sell lots and lots of FPGAs and (b) make the world a better place for a lot of people.
From Gray codes to personality codes
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5/26/2007   Post a comment
I just read a recently published book called "The Personality Code" on different types of personalities that proved to be surprisingly interesting.
An interesting Gray code FIFO counter question
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5/23/2007   1 comment
A reader asks if it is possible to generate a Gray code counter/sequence for any non-power-of-2 number (so long as it is an even number)?
Britney Spears - ambassador of science
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
It is a little known fact, that Ms Spears is an expert in semiconductor physics. This site reveals all!
Cool custom search engine for ASIC, FPGA, and EDA-related topics
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
We've all experienced problems searching for one thing and being presented with results for something quite different; this custom search engine is the answer to our dreams!
Pac-Man's Skull and Photorealistic Art
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
An artist and paleontologist collaborate to recreate Pac-Man's skull, while another artist creates a photorealistic image that makes you gasp in awe!
You know you are living in 2007 when...
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Here's one of those funny lists of observations that is currently racing around the Internet; perhaps we could come up with our own version?
This is a little sad
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
A new craze sweeping Japan, in which folk spend hours isolated in Media immersion Pods, leaves me feeling a little blue.
Was this the world's first IT professional?
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
A unique video recording purporting to date from the Middle Ages may well show the world's very first IT professional at work.
Are you using assembly language?
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
If you have a moment, I would love to hear your views on the pros, cons, need for, and use of assembly language in today's design environments and products.
The mystery of Stonehenge solved?
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5/15/2007   Post a comment
The most amazing video on YouTube may provide answers as to how the humongous standing stones at Stonehenge were raised.
Imperial incompetence (or master plan)?
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5/14/2007   Post a comment
It seems I am not the only one troubled by the "official" account of Star Wars, but one reader says we're missing the vile underlying truth...
I cannot wait!
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5/12/2007   Post a comment
As a pre-birthday treat to myself, I have the coolest thing on order - a special skateboard that handles like a snowboard... but on asphalt.
Proof that high ceilings DO help you think!
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5/11/2007   Post a comment
With regard to my "Size Does Matter!" blog, a reader offers proof that being in a room with a taller ceiling does make it easier to think of interesting ideas.
Was the Death Star attack an inside job?
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5/4/2007   Post a comment
Was the mighty Imperial government really too incompetent to prevent a handful of untrained nerf-herders from destroying one of their most prized assets?
Let's all sing together... "It's the end of the world as we know it..."
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5/1/2007   Post a comment
An incredible experiment is nigh. The good news is that it could help us understand the universe. The bad? It might destroy the planet!


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