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Monday, January 21, 2008

Cypress USB controller + driver resources

The Cypress website sucks. It looks to have all these helpful links, but then you get stuck in some narrow view of just the chip datasheet, and I couldn't find the app notes or devel kits associated with it.

A driver development tutorial board using the CY7C68013A

The datasheet for the CY7C68013A

The driver development suite that Cypress provides

Interesting Company: ANT

Interesting Company: Nordic Semi

Monday, January 14, 2008

Wireless Sensor Network Community

Here's an interesting community of wireless sensor network links

Sensor Network Museum

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

User interface design links

Trolled across these from a slashdot post:

A shareware book on HCI

A nice brief summary of the magic number 7 (+/-2)

The non designers design book

Ideo method cards for eliciting how people really do what they're doing

Emotional Design which is supposed to be a great book

Universal Principles of Design a few hundred design principles, each explained in a page or two.


Real programmers can write in any language

Interesting article from two computer science professors arguing that Java is a harmful first language to teach in computer science curricula.

While I don't agree with all the tenets of the article, I do agree that each language introduces a different way of thinking, and a good software engineer can embrace each of these idioms where appropriate.

Conversely, we want to say that a competent programmer is comfortable with a number of different languages and that the programmer must be able to use the mental tools favored by one of them, even when programming in another. For example, the user of an imperative language such as Ada or C++ must be able to write in a functional style, acquired through practice with Lisp and ML1, when manipulating recursive structures.

Funny how this ties into something I heard on the radio today,, about a lady who grew up in the Netherlands, and has been living in the US for years. It troubled her that she couldn't think of the Dutch word for grout, but then after a few minutes it clicked in her head, in Dutch they don't have a word for grout, they only talk about the space between the tiles.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

bash script-fu guide

Friday, January 04, 2008

Driver Package Installer (DPInst)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

RisGen- profesh risk management software

Would be cool stuff to checkout in all my spare time!