Trac and RSS

At Netrino, we absolutely adore Trac. All of our engineering teams use Trac (along with Subversion) to manage projects and track changes to their schematics, source code, and other documents. In fact, we have a lot of simultaneous projects–each with a separate Trac home. Since we’re hosting on the Internet rather than internally and have a different […]

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MicroTCA Summit

During a brief visit earlier today, I was quite impressed by the size of the MicroTCA Summit here in Baltimore. I had expected a much smaller gathering. It seems there is quite a lot of interest in this new backplane technology, which radically reduces the space required to connect boards together. It appears MicroTCA is […]

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Continued Fractions

Once in a while something happens that makes me realize that techniques that I routinely use are simply not widely known in the embedded world. I had such an epiphany recently concerning continued fractions. If you don’t know what these are, then check out this link. As entertaining as the link is, let me cut to the […]

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H1-b visas and Economics 101

USA Today has a story today about how 123,000 applications were received within 48 hours of this years H1-b visa lottery being opened on April 1. Given that there are 65,000 visas granted a year, there seems to be a large mismatch between supply and demand. Although the USA Today story talks about some of the […]

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