Many things I learned in school, I learned imperfectly, so a-ha moments have happened for me often. Now if only I could draw a free-body diagram correctly! And of course, if you went to school during the 80's, you might remember this a-ha moment :)
My most recent A-HA! moment was dicovering I could edit or delete my own EETimes comments (there's a link at the bottom of your own comments to do this)! Great for those moments just after you've posted something and realise it makes no sense at all......
A-ha! moments are great. I don't think there's anything gives you such a sense of satisfaction as realising you've just cracked something you thought you would never understand.
My moment came almost 40 years ago, and it was much more than an "a-ha" moment. I was working on a hobby project with the CMOS 4000 series of logic circuits. I needed to divide two numbers in storage registers, but none of the books I had on logic circuits had any examples for me to work with. Young an inexperienced, I just kept on trying knowing that there must be a solution to my problem because others had done it in CPU's. For over two weeks I pondered the problem at least two hours each day without any resolution. One morning I woke up and immediately realized that knew how to make the circuit work. Clear as a bell. The best I can figure is that my brain, over the last few days, was working on the problem while I was sleeping and solved it before I woke up.
saeEE, did you know that you can embed videos in your comments> I went to the lind and got the embed code. But, I had to create a custom size because of the column width. This one is 360 wide x 270 high.
I just copied the code from YouTube, clicked on the HTML button below the entry field, cna pasted in the code.
@MB - it is a good video. But tell me, how do you put a picture in a comment.... can you??? I've tried and could not get it to work. The "Insert Image" icon in the editing screen only lets you insert an image from a URL - if you enter a file and path on your own hard drive it won't work?
Thanks Martin, the good old RTFM Technique, huh? I found when I tried I could not even get a graphic into the window, let alone post it, but I will experiment some more and let you know how I go. Meantime I have to get off to work :-((