At the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre, Alexey’s side project had not gone unnoticed. Other students and researchers would gather around the screen to watch or try their hands at the game, patiently waiting for a turn, even while their actual computer center work went undone. It was an experience virtually unknown in Russia, where few homegrown games had gone beyond their creators, and most were probably as compelling as Alexey’s early aimless prototype."
Tue Sep 27, 5:00 PM
Odinsgatan 13, Göteborg
CROSSRAIL, a new rail line running east-west through London and its suburbs, is described as the biggest construction project in Europe today. It is also one of Britain’s biggest-ever archaeological undertakings. Since construction started in 2009, archaeologists have made more than 10,000 discoveries. These include Roman horseshoes, a medieval reservoir under Oxford Street, ice skates made of bones, Venetian glass, chamber pots, pickled onions and human bones—lots and lots of bones.
The soil unearthed by Crossrail and the discoveries made by archaeologists provide rich material for Gillian Tindall, a historian who has written biographies of Bombay, London’s South Bank and the Left Bank of Paris. The line also gives her a framework around which to construct a story that moves through both space and time. In the eastern fields of Stepney, close to Whitechapel station, she finds aristocrats and landed gentry who desired open fields and country estates yet enjoyed proximity to the City. It is a very different East End from the district of poverty and workhouses that would follow."
His son Thomas confirmed the death but said the cause had not been determined.
Mr. Ellenby’s pioneering work came to fruition in the early 1980s, after he founded Grid Systems, a company in Mountain View, Calif. As chief executive, he assembled an engineering and design team that included the noted British-born industrial designer William Moggridge.
The team produced a clamshell computer with an orange electroluminescent flat-panel display that was introduced as the Compass. It went to market in 1982. The Compass is now widely acknowledged to have been far ahead of its time.
“The Grid Compass was the first successful clamshell laptop computer,” said Marc Weber, a historian at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View."
- SoftironDesign Engineer, 2016 - present
- IntelOpen Hardware Design Engineer, 2015 - 2016
- CircuitCoEmbedded Systems Developer, 2013 - 2015
- Texas InstrumentsEmbedded Linux Developer, 2010 - 2013
I am an embedded systems engineer specializing in the integration of hardware and software at the lowest levels utilizing Open Source tools, bootloaders, and operating systems such as Linux to rapidly produce quality products. Past product developments have included the TCSX-1 thin client for Advantage Business Computer Systems, the M5900 handheld for American Microsystems Ltd., and the PandaBoard for Texas Instruments.
My specialty is complex problem solving to provide rapid solutions to both hardware and software issues. This includes reverse engineering existing legacy projects as well as processing, assimilating and filtering large amounts of datasheets, schematics, software source code, and management specifications.