Category: writing

Making cool KiCAD artwork

I really, really, really, truly, absolutely, can’t stand the holidays. Every year I throw money at my holiday problem, and hope everything works out. I even suffer emotional trauma when I see people opening the gifts I gave  in front of me. Who knew that my mom wouldn’t enjoy a Bob Dylan Christmas album, or that […]

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Coldest Day of The Year

Took a few photos of these hardworking roofers working on the coldest day of the year. Of the photos I took, I think my favorite is this one. I really like my camera. I’m quickly finding out that noon day light sucks to work with. Everything becomes a silhouette and it’s difficult to compenstate for […]

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ISO9001 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s awful, but what can you do?

I’m helping Volunteer Research Laboratories LLC become ISO9001 certified, and later I will be getting Volunteer AS9100 certified. These things are probably meaningless to you, and rightfully so. They’re meaningless to some organizations that implement them. For the last four years, I’ve worked in an ISO9001 facility and had no idea what ISO9001 was. After […]

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Don’t be the MATLAB guy.

Occasionally I’m asked if I “know” MATLAB. My former company had two licenses for MATLAB, and my development machine was one of the two computers with a license installed. You see, the last guy that owned my work computer was a Ph.D. HE knew MATLAB. The guy was also clearly into math, and he developed […]

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AI writing tools

I’ve recently been writing an RFP, and in the middle of writing it I stopped to think about all the tools I was using. Spell check, obvi Grammarly smmry.com A whole bunch of google and duckduckgo It has gotten to the point now where I push things to smmry.com to see if it’s worth my […]

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