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Content posted in September 2007
Are Red, Yellow, and Blue primary colors?
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9/30/2007   Post a comment
If printers use Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow (CMY) inks as primary colors, why do art teachers at high school say that the primary colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue (RYB)?
Can you invent a better smiley?
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Following my earlier blog on "The 25th Anniversary of the Smiley", one reader suggested a rather clever new design, which set me to wondering...
It's the 25th anniversary of the origin of the smiley!
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
In which we discover emoticons, assicons, boobiecons, portmanteaus, neologisms, morphemes, and nonce words.
Stop kids being "cyber bullied"
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Here's a very interesting site that every parent and kid should visit in today's crazy mixed-up world.
The "Univers Revolved" 3D Alphabet
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Every now and then I run into something that provides a new way of looking at things and that makes me say: "Wow! How Cool!"
International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Don't forget that September 19 is one of the now-classic geek holidays and ranks right up there with 'Pi Day' (14 March) and 'Pi Approximation Day' (22 July).
Is anyone looking for an FPGA designer?
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
The reason I ask is that I know a guy in Italy who is currently designing firmware, but who is looking for a design position with FPGAs.
Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes (Oh my!)
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
English teachers from across the USA submit funny and amusing analogies, metaphors, and similes found in high school essays.
FPGAs for beginners
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
I just heard from Sven in Sweden. It seems that his tutorial "How To Design an FPGA From Scratch" is a runaway success and he's added five more sections!
A plethora of interesting websites
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9/5/2007   Post a comment
There are some crazy things out there, such as a mechanical oscilloscope, home-made "antique" calculators, and an automatic "wake-n-bacon" machine!
A rose by any other name ...
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Contrary to recent reports, the folks at QuickLogic are NOT "Backing Away From FPGAs" ... they just want to call them by a different moniker!


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