Swearing, to an end – Debugging step 5.2

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You plug it all together, turn it on and… it’s not working. You have made N mistakes, where N>0. So: 1) Read datasheet, manual and internet 2) Try to understand d, m & i 3) Measure what chips are doing, see if this matches your understanding of d, m & i 4) Discover your mistake …

Potatoes in Greenland – A Global Warming Feel-Good Story

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Gloom! Doom! Global warming means we’re all screwed! Ah, forget that. We’re humans, we’re like cockroaches, damn hard to eradicate, coz we adapt1. One adaptation – it’s now warm enough to grow potatoes in Greenland. Given that the entire food supply there is either shipped in or hunted/fished, then a few fresh veggies would go …

Incorrect cat labelling

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This is an example of incorrect cat labelling: This kind of japery might be considered amusing by some, but it puts at risk the health and safety of all those who load or handle cats for a living. They’re not laughing, I assure you. Remember – make sure your cats are correctly labelled.

Back to your usual LJ emotions

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Spoke too soon. Laptop still tits up. Possible bill of $600 expected for new motherboard. Waaaa!!! I’m going to have to return that pie. Then again, in the three hours that it was alive last night, I improved the layout of two of my driver boards to the point where they can be one-sided, which …

I will sleep with anyone who works for Toshiba*

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My laptop died. Call the waaambulance and get me the waaartificial respiration. Turns on, hmms for three seconds, falls over. Arse. Took it to the laptop hospital last week. Get a call from them today, wandered down to Wakefield Street expecting the usual thousand dollar bill, coz it’s two and a half years old. Sorry, …

Cause and Effect

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Surface mount soldering – fiddly but doable, hence: Mitochondrion, step 5.2 – built but not yet tested Back to aerials training – arms munted JetPilot flowing from Rez to Cosm’s Another one bites the dust, whilst looking over a moon-lit valley between snow-tipped mountains – tunegasm

Making mistakes at the speed of thott

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Yes, thanks to modern technology, Man can now make mistakes faster and better than ever before. By using the modern personal microcomputer, mistakes that were once confined to industry can now be made in the comfort of your own home. For example, the use of automatic circuit layout software enabled this mistake to be made …