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A mantra for conferences
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9/30/2010   12 comments
Despite convention, even engineers are social animals. What is the greatest value a person can get from a conference?
Playing games with resonant frequency
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9/29/2010   71 comments
The man who can not only find anything that could go wrong, but it will be the first thing he tries
Social media discussion at ESC Boston
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9/21/2010   14 comments
Karen Field, VP of EE Life, had a sit-down session with about 30 engineers interested in their careers. Why don't we see more engineers using social media? Why do we continue to hear about jobs going unfilled if these tools are meant to solve them?
Dr. Hugh Herr keynote at ESC Boston
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9/21/2010   4 comments
A peek at the first keynote from ESC Boston.
Jack Ganssle on managing embedded projects at ESC Boston
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9/21/2010   4 comments
If you thought an entire day of sitting through a presentation on management would be boring for an engineer... you might be surprised.
2010 TI Engibous student competition proves the kids are (still) alright
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9/14/2010   2 comments
The university-level analog-centric contest shows that there's innovation and hard work being done by these aspiring engineers.
Amid the gloom and doom, a sliver of good news for mid-career engineers
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9/10/2010   20 comments
Hiring activity is up, says one recruiter, and senior engineers are currently in demand
How not to tame a recalcitrant circuit
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9/9/2010   9 comments
An engineer recalls one co-worker who, like a Sprague Fairy on crystal meth, furiously threw capacitors at his bad designs
How to train your boss in the proper bug etiquette
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9/3/2010   8 comments
An engineer gets back at a boss butting in.
Winning caption for August 2010 cartoon contest
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9/2/2010   5 comments
Congratulations to Alan Gibson, winner of our latest cartoon caption contest
Kinky coax and a jerry-rigged reflectometer
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9/2/2010   7 comments
A young engineer gets more practical hands-on transmission line training in ten minutes than from all his fancy textbook education


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No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
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Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
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Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).