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Seriously?
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8/29/2012   11 comments
My knee-jerk reaction was "Oh dear, what have I said or done that has raised my friend's ire?"
Hurray! Xilinx outperforms Spacely Space Sprockets
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8/27/2012   3 comments
Spacely Space Sprockets came in at number 25 of the twenty-five largest fictional companies in history with 2007 revenues of $1.3 billion.
Cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series of the 60s and 70s
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8/22/2012   90 comments
Here are some of the cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series I used to watch in the 60s and 70s. Did you see these? If so, which did you like the best (and which did you hate the most)?
The worst is behind you…
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8/20/2012   19 comments
Is the worst behind you? Or can you think of something that is even more cringe-inducing?
"TGIF" said Max, happily!
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8/10/2012   10 comments
Good Grief! What a week it's been…
Don't fall in the… arrggghhh!!!
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8/7/2012   13 comments
I just saw a couple of very interesting pictures. I'm not sure if they are real or not…
What's the dress code where you work?
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8/3/2012   71 comments
I stopped at the gas station on the way into work the other day to grab a cup of coffee. As I was leaving, a guy about my age was entering. Together we provided quite a contrast…
Shakespearian version of the Hokey Pokey
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8/1/2012   19 comments
To be honest, this is one of those songs you are brought up with and never really think about. I remember the big family Christmas parties when I was a kid...


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Teensy-Weensy GPAK4 Mixed Signal FPGAs
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The vast majority of the embedded designers I know typically create MCU-based systems -- they rarely even consider using a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).

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A Book For All Reasons
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Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

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Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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