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A toast to our readers (in verse)
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12/30/2011   13 comments
We celebrate the contributions of EE Life readers and EE Times editors in 2011 in verse.
Engineering simulators for the iPad
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12/22/2011   21 comments
My old chum Alvin just emailed me to tell me about a bunch of iPad apps that have only recently been released...
A really useful (free) tool for the severely disabled
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12/20/2011   11 comments
I've talked about this before... and doubtless I will talk about it again...
Get the fuzzies Encourage an engineer to be
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12/15/2011   1 comment
We’ve gathered a bunch of eager kids and had them write about science, now it's your chance to tell them what you think...
Key to survival: Manage your career
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12/14/2011   37 comments
With so many engineers out of work for far too long, Norm Morin offers an optimistic tale of transformation.
Discovering my inner geek with a robot vacuum
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12/8/2011   4 comments
If you’ve been wondering which robot vacuum to purchase as a gift for yourself (or for your “significant other”), then wonder no more because all is revealed…
Color my lab - A 2011 caption retrospective
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12/8/2011   Post a comment
From a wrangler to a flightless bird, our cartoons are designed to confuse. See the 2011 winners' color prints and send pics of your pinups.
Amr Mohsen stirs up more controversy
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12/6/2011   2 comments
Amr Mohsen was a leader in our industry and a founder in both Actel and Aptix. But what about his management methods? That seems to make for some interesting tales…
Accellera + OSCI = what exactly?
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12/6/2011   Post a comment
What does the merger between OSCI and Accellera really mean and how will it affect people who use the standards and work in their creation...
Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain…
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12/5/2011   14 comments
As if I didn’t already have enough hobby projects … I just decided that I want to recreate The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh in mosaic…
Quality and expectations
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12/1/2011   15 comments
How much quality should we expect in products and what can we do when they don’t live up to our expectations? Car troubles get me thinking…

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Saddleback Sale – It's Happy Dance Time
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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the products from Saddleback Leather. As I sit here at my desk, I'm wearing one of their 1¾" wide Tow Belts, upon which rests one of their Belt ...

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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...