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"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." -- Douglas Adams
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Not a line you want to hear if you program real time systems.
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The C and C++ languages are very common and popular, but full of traps.  Here I give a few examples to watch out for.
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Thanks for spreading the word!
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Mac Book Pro Mid 2009 -- replacing thermal paste.  Note by the matching the residue print to heatsink on the CPU / GPUs how little contact was?  :(
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Not sure, but I think opening up voided the halo--didn't see it.  Surely it was there at manufacturing though.
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Waahoo! My favorite author, Mr. Cooke, is writing textbooks!

They are incomplete, so be sure and check them out and give him feedback.
 
I am writing some books on electronics and embedded systems.  There isn't much done yet, and they are really rough, but I've posted working drafts in the hope to get feedback before i continue.  If you are interested, please have a look and tell me what you think.
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Books on being a Jedi! Well, damn close enough.
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Awesome article. The man is a walking Stack Exchange.
The memory sizes of even cheap modern desktop and laptop computers would have been unthinkable to early computer builders.  Since I first started paying attention to the computer industry in the late 70s I have watched typica...
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Populated the LPC1114 board.  

I hooked it up to FlashMagic, took me a minute, but got it to read the device signature.  The little QFN is the LPC1114/333.  Hoping this version will accept Bdk6's toolchain products.

OF COURSE! I flipped the damn RX/TX on the silkscreen again.  Son-of-a-bee, I don't think I've made a board with a serial connection and gotten RX and TX correct.  Oh well.  Minor silkscreen error is much better than a major trace flaw.

One bit I didn't think about is the RES and SEL lines being tied to a 5v FTDI chip.  I need to ask Bdk6 if the LPC will tolerate 5v.  The serial lines I level convertered 3.3->5.  They work :)

Well, I think that's it for now.  Next step will be compiling something and uploading it.  
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All the pins on the chip are supposed to be 5V tolerant.  Great work.  Can't wait to see it in action.  Should have the downloader first release ready "Real Soon Now"
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    Psychology and Business Adminstration, 2004 - 2007
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