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  • 08.14.2014
  • ESD wrist-strap insulation decomposes
  • Thomas, You're more of a materials scientist than I am. Thanks for the explanation. I guess we'll never see such issues with phone charger cords because we replace the phones long before the plastic decomposes.
  • 07.22.2014
  • Eric Bogatin's SI courses go online
  • The video doesn't cover all of Eric's DesignCon presentation because I couldn't hold up my arm that long. As Eric said in the video, "if it hurts to raise your arm, don't raise your arm."
  • 06.27.2014
  • Don't major in CS: 5 reasons why
  • I often hear the popular press refer to cities becoming centers of "tech" jobs. But I believe that's were the 20-somethings writing phone apps work. The real engineers are in the suburbs. Companies in the city have trouble getting experienced people because they don't want the commute. Companies in the suburbs have trouble attracting the younger crowd who want to live in cities and don't have cars. But once they get married and have kids, they move to the burbs for the yards and the schools. Space in the city is too expensive for real engineering labs. Code hackers just need a laptop and an internet connection. Real engineers work in labs.
  • 06.27.2014
  • Don't major in CS: 5 reasons why
  • When I was an EE major at WPI, the CS majors were called "gweeps." At that time, all we had were VT100 terminals in either the computer lab or in a few other places. One of those places was in a corner next to where we had our mail boxes. The gweeps were the people at the terminals on Saturday nights. Somsof the otehr majors were at the terminals on Saturday nights during finals. People in other majors would walk by the terminals on Saturday nights and yell "GWEEEEEEP" with your pitch rising during the Es. http://gweep.net
  • 06.27.2014
  • Don't major in CS: 5 reasons why
  • So if those writing code for Google, FB, tw, etc. don't have CS degrees, do that have degrees at all or are they college dropouts like Gates and Zuckerberg?
  • 06.23.2014
  • Advice to a new EMC engineer
  • The upside of being an EMC engineer is that EMC touches everything electric so you're not limited to any one industry. The downside is that you're always in the background. Well, until you save the day rescuing a bad design from EMC problems.