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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
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
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
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
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…
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
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!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/10/2012   10 comments
Good Grief! What a week it's been…
Don't fall in the… arrggghhh!!!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
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?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
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
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/1/2012   18 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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