In this post I will go back to an article that I read around 30 years ago. At the time I was working for a Fortune 500 company. After lunch some of our team members would stop by the technical library in our building. The library had a nice collection of books and magazines.
I believe that the article of interest appeared in the IEEE Spectrum magazine. It dealt with a technique to troubleshoot computer cards. I believe the article was about the Xerox company. Continue reading “Induced Signals and Obtained Waves”
It is Friday and not a hot as it has been in the couple last weeks. The forecast calls for a high around 88F. We will see if the forecast matches the observed temperatures for the day.
The cleaning lady and crew are expected today. Apparently last week she had some issues which ended in a no show.
Due to the fact that I usually talk on Fridays at 07:00 AM with a friend that we met while attending elementary school, my wife and I decided to postpone our daily walk to around lunch. It turns out that my friend had to get up quite early today and travel for business for about two hours. We both are morning people but getting up around 03:00 AM to chat is not acceptable.
Since the cleaning crew will be leaving around lunch time, and my wife and I will go out for a walk, she will not have time to cook lunch which is our main meal of the day. On our way back I will pick up a bag of Asian food from Trader Joe’s which we keep in the outside fridge. Hopefully it will be Kung Pao Chicken. It is our favorite. That said; we typically alter the meal to our taste by adding different things (i.e., chicken broth, unsalted peanuts).
Yesterday I read a very interesting article on IEEE SPECTRUM titled How Software Is Eating the Car. The complexity of software and the amount of features depending on it is growing exponentially. I have had the opportunity to owning several German made cars and have experienced the increase of features and hardware referenced in the article.
Continue reading “Counting Bits”
Because I am an ACM member, earlier today I received a routine email message titled “ACM TechNews, Friday, March 24, 2017”. Most (if not all) articles are typically interesting. This time it was no exception. Sequential Programming Considered Harmful? from IEEE Spectrum by Russ Miller called my attention. If you have not read it yet, please take the time and you will understand my motivation to write this post which will be a part of a short sequence on the subject of threads. Continue reading “Threads – Part I”