Monthly Archives: August 2014

How transistors work: Illustrated

After fruitless searches in electronics books, electrical engineering textbooks, even physics, trying to find a way to understand transistors (not just where to put one in a circuit), I stumbled upon the answer when I wasn’t looking for it. Chemistry. … Continue reading 

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Reviewing Git feature branches when you don’t have pull requests

I’m not always using Git in an environment that supports pull requests. My preferred Git workflow, even within a team of co-workers who sit together, is to have features developed and tested within a feature branch, then reviewed and merged … Continue reading 

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Kids, electronics, play dough, summer camp!

We had too much fun and a half at the Circuits in Play Dough session at That Conference. Here are resources from the workshop.

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Caffeinated Usability

We have the neediest coffee maker. It’s great having free, freshly ground espresso at the office, but that machine is constantly yalping for one thing or another. Waiting for your espresso to brew gives you time to think about usability. … Continue reading 

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