“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” – unknown (but not Albert Einstein)
It’s sad to see a little kid cry on Christmas morning. He unwraps his new PlayStation 4, plugs it in, grabs the controller in anticipation of playing his first game and then… waits helplessly for over … Read More → "Old Man Yells at Clouds, 2020 Edition"
It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Arthur C. Clarke
Surprise pop quiz! Don’t worry, it’s an open-book test, you can read your notes, and there’s no grading at the end. Easy, then. Ready?
Question: Do you work at a tech company?
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When you want to unload some rusty old lawn furniture, you have a lot of choices. You can list them on eBay or Craigslist. You can put an ad in your local newspaper or Nextdoor.com, or post a few pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter to see if you get any nibbles. Or just leave it out by the curb and wait for some … Read More → "ARM’s Sleight of Hand"
“… we used cassette tape [in school] because we didn’t have floppy disk drives.” – Parker Harris, co-founder of Salesforce.com
When you say, “I have Linux on my hard drive,” it means you have the operating system image stored on disk. Soon, though, it could mean it’s </ … Read More → "Spinning Rust Gets an Upgrade"