It's my inventor friend -- and fellow member of All Programmable Planet -- Brian LaGrave. Brian and his family live about 40 miles away in the country. He used to come into Huntsville once a month with his two young sons to get their hair cut, and they woudl stop by here for a coffee and a chat (well, the kids had water). He was returning from a business trip and on the way back he'd bought a couple of goats (who amongst us hasn't been sweapt away by an impulse buy :-)
Max, i am glad you explained the story behind the goat thing. That was mystifying to me too when i first read it. Obviously, you live in an area where having someone with goats in a truck visiting your office looks, at least, not too out of ordinary. I picture the image and smile.
I've been watching the wingsuit video and this is really amazing!! I wonder how wingsuit jumpers calculate the velocity and other physical parameters in order to control their flight in a so precise way.
Prior to reading this blog, I watched on TV that a famous Spanish adventurer --Álvaro Bultó-- had died this friday while practising wingsuit in the Alps.
So I think that the thrill of powering up an embedded system prototype is enough for me...
@Garcia: I've been watching the wingsuit video and this is really amazing!
It really is amazing -- also he came very VERY close to wiping out there -- he really did almost die -- if he'd hit the ground at the top of the caynon going at that speed.... I daren't think what the result would have looked like.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 16 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 ...