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The Periodic Table of Programmable Logic – Rev #1
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7/28/2011   43 comments
Wow! Just yesterday as I pen these words I posted my blog suggesting that we might create a Periodic Table of Programmable Logic and I’ve been overwhelmed by the response…
Periodic Table of Programmable Logic
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7/27/2011   12 comments
Now here’s something you don’t see every day…
Do NOT read this blog!
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7/22/2011   76 comments
It seems that henceforth I may have to include disclaimers with any of my blogs that are on non-programmable-logic-related topics saying…
GPS Car locator app for droid smartphones
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/22/2011   4 comments
Car Locator, which is available from the Android Market and the V CAST App Store, is a very clever application.
Am I a racist? Are you?
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7/18/2011   27 comments
I just took an online test described in Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.” The result has certainly given me something to ponder…
I want to build a “Hassler” – does anyone have the circuit?
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7/14/2011   15 comments
This is an audio circuit that generates interference when someone speaks loudly – it provides a way to “train” your colleagues to speak in a softer tone.
Embrace your inner geek!
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7/13/2011   3 comments
Did you know that July 13 is “Embrace Your Geekiness Day"? (This is not to be confused with Geek Pride Day, which is celebrated on 25 May)
Where have all the Mentors gone?
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7/11/2011   23 comments
I just received an email from a young engineer that made me feel rather sad… maybe we can offer this youngster some sage advice…
Do you remember … the world before USB?
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7/8/2011   27 comments
Do you remember how painful working with computers used to be with things like PS/2 connectors, RS-232 connectors, Centronics interfaces, SCSI interfaces, and goodness knows what else?


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