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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Quote of the Day A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. — Michael LeBoeuf, writer and management professor. Introduction I was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week and spent a lot of time talking to … Continue reading
Introduction Back in 2003, I used an approximation for the logarithm function in a hardware application. When originally implemented, the function only had to work for a limited range of input. Recently, a customer has requested that we expand the … Continue reading
One of our software engineers asked me today if I could recommend any educational material that he could use to train his kids in basic electronics. As far as I am concerned, the best material I have ever seen for … Continue reading
One of the engineers was sending this around today. I thought it was amazing.
My sons always tease me about my interest in space. In order to understand my interest in space, you need to understand what it was like being a boy during the 1960s. I had my own October Sky boyhood. I built rockets, read everything I could about space, built electronic circuits, and dreamt of someday being an engineer and space traveler. While the space traveler part didn't work out, I was fortunate in that I did everything else that I dreamt about it. I have met numerous engineers who are now in their 50s who had the same experiences. Continue reading
Introduction One of my sons asked me if I could work through a PageRank calculation example a couple of different ways (algebraic and iterative). It was an interesting exercise and I thought it would be worth documenting here. I used … Continue reading