Tell me that's the RoHS-compatible ferrite bead, made of processed ferret gut biota with lower reluctance and secondary practical use as antidote/palliative to cobra vodka with some reactive oxygen species that haven't mellowed (mind that trailing designation in the part spec.)
I generally associated twitter with random, shallow, and typically meaningless thoughts... That's why it works so well for people in the entertainment industry (which includes athletes). Usually the more interesting technical stuff requires a few more words than twitter is set up for. It's a great place for one liners though!
I've followed a few of the folks for a while. Jeff Keyzer had designed an open source Geiger counter a while back. I took the design and converted it into surface mount parts, and then from an Atmel MCU to a PIC. He sold me the Geiger tubes.
He also published a very nice beginners guide to soldering: http://dfblink.info/jksoldercomic. It's popular enough to have been translated into 17 languages.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 8 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...