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My Love-Hate Relationship with Stack Overflow: Arthur S., Arthur T., and the Soup Nazi

Warning: In the interest of maintaining a coherent stream of consciousness, I’m lowering the setting on my profanity filter for this post. Just wanted to let you know ahead of time. I’ve ...

posted by Jason Sachs on Feb 15 2015 under Miscellaneous 
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Book Review: "Turing's Cathedral"

My library had Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson on its new acquisitions shelf, so I read it. I’d recommend the book to anyone interested in the histo...

posted by Jason Sachs on Nov 20 2014 under Miscellaneous 
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Practical protection against dust and water (i.e. IP protection)

Recently, I was faced with a challenge to provide IP65 compliance in a product that had to have humidity and pressure sensors on it. The tricky part was to keep the cost of the unit under $15 while me...

posted by Dr Cagri Tanriover on Jul 5 2014 under Miscellaneous | Hardware Development | Sensors | System Design 
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Musings on Publication — and Zero Sequence Modulation

Perhaps you don’t think about it, but in order for you to read these articles, someone has to do something. And I don’t just mean writing them. Stephane Boucher has set up this website so...

posted by Jason Sachs on May 30 2014 under Miscellaneous | Power Electronics 
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How to Include MathJax Equations in SVG With Less Than 100 Lines of JavaScript!

Today’s short and tangential note is an account of how I dug myself out of Documentation Despair. I’ve been working on some block diagrams. You know, this sort of thing, to describe feedba...

posted by Jason Sachs on May 23 2014 under Tools | Miscellaneous 
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Garden Rakes Revisited: The Hall of Shame

A little while ago, I wrote about what I call the “garden rakes” syndrome in software, where there are little bugs or pitfalls lying around like sloppy garden rakes that no one has put awa...

posted by Jason Sachs on Apr 12 2014 under Miscellaneous 
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Levitating Globe Teardown, Part 2

Part 1 of this article was really more of an extended (and cynical) product review.  In this part of the article, I actually take things apart (sometimes a bit more suddenly than I meant to) and ...

posted by Tim Wescott on Nov 6 2013 under Miscellaneous | Education | Control Systems 
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Levitating Globe Teardown, Part 1

I've been kicking some ideas around for a long time for a simple and inexpensive platform I could use for control systems experimentation for the beginner.  I want something that can be controlle...

posted by Tim Wescott on Nov 4 2013 under Miscellaneous | Education | Control Systems 
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Massive Open Online Courses ( Transforming education )

Emerging trends in online education have opened up unforeseen learning opportunities for aspiring students. Eminent instructors from the best names in the industry such as Stanford, MIT and Harvard pr...

posted by Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan on Oct 10 2012
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Ideas to develop Embedded Devices for Smart Grid

Wikipedia definition of smart grid is a type of electrical grid which attempts to predict and intelligently respond to the behavior and actions of all electric power users connected to it - suppliers,...

posted by Dr. Tayyar GUZEL on Oct 28 2011
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It starts with an LED

And slowly builds up from there. I have been an embedded software engineer for many years. I was programming when I was a teenager before then, as a high school student involved in an NSF program cal...

posted by Richard Dorfner on May 13 2011
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A part of history

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 40-year anniversary celebration of the formation of my high school's radio station (KVHS).  The current students and staff of KVHS hoste...

posted by Gene Breniman on Dec 23 2009
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Configuration Management: Why Developers are Avert to

A few reasons why developers have aversion towards "Software Configuration Management Systems"(1) They do not understand the importance of configuration management. - It is a common and logi...

posted by Kunal Singh on Mar 3 2008
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Nokia in Soup Again?

After suffering a big blow its image due to faulty "BL-5C Batteries", Nokia seems to have landed in another trouble. Company's decision to shutdown its manufacturing plant in Germany, has sp...

posted by Kunal Singh on Feb 29 2008
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Next time you refer to an Optical Disc

I recently came across this interesting (and lesser known) fact about Optical Discs: The word disc, in reference to DVD or CD, should be spelled with a c, not a k. The generally accepted rule is t...

posted by Kunal Singh on Jan 26 2008
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Demoing Your Software

I came across this interesting blog entry on "Product Demo". Apart from touching upon some public speaking and presentation skills, it contains facts and data which you might find plenty use...

posted by Kunal Singh on Nov 20 2007
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Today is national Blog about the environment day.

Today is national Blog about the environment day. So, Cheers to the environment....I guess its Hats off to Mr Gore for his Nobel prize. He certainly is a go-getter although I haven't seen his movie. W...

posted by Jim Pruett on Oct 15 2007
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