CO2 fire extinguisher and a jar of acetone. Enamel off the end in one go. Solder dip or crimp with haste and no flux (the acids erode over time, that's the advantage of a crimp air tight contact).
Cooner Braided Wire, stretch between the tow bars of 2 cars, one anchor and other the pull so as to braid it tight. At least as good as Litz once stretched.
Feast Your Orbs on My Vetinari Clock Prototype
Max Maxfield 15 comments
Well, I have to admit that I have a great big Cheshire Cat-type grin plastered on my face at the moment, because the prototype for my Vetinari Clock project is now well underway.
Open Office: Your Fart is My Problem
Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com 11 comments
A Washington Post article, Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace, describes how the author's ad agency moved her from a private office to an open space ...
Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
Rich Quinnell 2 comments
Courtesy of fellow editor "Max" Maxfield (aka Max the Magnificent), I recently acquired a copy of GUI Bloopers 2.0 by Jeff Johnson of UI Wizards. I found it an interesting read chock full ...
Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell 16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...