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Here's a complete set of back issues of The Embedded Muse.

  • Muse 271 - has thoughts on commenting and about reducing entropy in code.
  • Muse 270 - has thoughts on adding margins to firmware and asks if "==" is a good idea.
  • Muse 269 - has a lot of responses to the notion of adding margins to firmware.
  • Muse 268 - has thoughts on adding margins to firmware and on team sizes.
  • Muse 267 - has thoughts on the DDR3 row hammer problem, using flash memory to affect schedules, and products going obsolete.
  • Muse 266 - has results of a survey about use of firmware standards and lots of deep insights about software engineering from readers
  • Muse 265 - has thoughts on MISRA rules that don't add up, a review of Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, and thoughts about modeling
  • Muse 264 - has interesting insights into computing worst-case execution time, thoughts on protecting IP, and a simple solution to a bug that never should have existed.
  • Muse 263 - has some pretty good thoughts on computing worst-case execution time, a very cool idea to aid debugging, and a discussion of open offices.
  • Muse 262 - has another installation in Jake's embedded PI business, plus reader's thoughts about using rate monotonic scheduling.
  • Muse 261 - has an explanation of spectrum analyzers, reflections on a career, and thoughts about using rate monotonic scheduling in an RTOS.
  • Muse 260 - responds to feedback about when one should enable interrupts in an ISR, and has tool tips. There's also a contest where the winner gets a free ride into space!
  • Muse 259 - explores where one should enable interrupts in an ISR, and has tool tips salted in as well.
  • Muse 258 - contains more discussion about compilers and part 4 of the history of the microprocessor. Lots of tool tips, too.
  • Muse 257 - contains a discussion about compilers and part 3 of the history of the microprocessor.
  • Muse 0x100 - is the 256th installment, and contains the history of the microprocessor (parts 1 and 2).
  • Muse 0xff - contains more about extending the notion of FIR filters to do least squares fits and even derivatives, and lots of feedback about the need for a university degree.
  • Muse 254 - contains an article about extending the notion of FIR filters to do least squares fits and even derivatives, and thoughts about the need for a university degree.
  • Muse 253 - contains some more thoughts on licensing, a funny embedded story, and comments about on-going education.
  • Muse 252 - contains a look at a 68 year-old oscilloscope, more on cosmic rays, and some New Year's resolutions for firmware people.
  • Muse 251 - contains a review of the DMMCheck calibration standard, more funny embedded applications, and some insight into RAM failure modes.
  • Muse 250 - contains lots of comments about whether engineers should be licensed and some thoughts about engineering introspection.
  • Muse 249 - contains a response to the last issue and thoughts on whether we engineers should be licensed.
  • Muse 248 - contains lots of tool links, and thoughts about debugging logs and failures.
  • Muse 247 - contains thoughts about user interfaces and failures.
  • Muse 246 - contains thoughts about uncompensated overtime and some experimental results about the behavior of coin cells, like the CR2032
  • Muse 245 - contains thoughts about software complexity and uncompensated overtime
  • Muse 244 - contains thoughts about software metrics, and a bit about ultra-small electronic parts.
  • Muse 243 - Lots of tools! Plus a review of the Kinetis FRDM-KL25Z $13 Cortex-M0+ evaluation board, and some ruminations about visualizing code.
  • Muse 242 - contains comments about fixing hard drives and aging software.
  • Muse 241 - contains comments about the death of EDN and Design East, a discussion about engineering school programs, and a book review (in Spanish!).
  • Muse 240 - contains a discussion about software aging, embedded security and a book review.
  • Muse 239 - contains more embedded blogs, a review of Extech's EX330 digital multimeter, and a toastal story.
  • Muse 238 - contains a lot of ideas for dealing with common code bases, and a sampling of embedded blogs.
  • Muse 237 - contains more thoughts about the perils of specialization, good tool input from readers, and a link to a neat way to read lots of switches with few I/O lines.
  • Muse 236 - An update to the review of the Analog Discovery, which was reviewed in issue 233, and thoughts about the perils of specialization.
  • Muse 235 -A review of a BNC board for the Analog Discovery, which was reviewed in issue 233, reader's thoughts on the best C reference book, and a timely warning about some dangers in using USB instruments.
  • Muse 234 - A lot of ideas for tracking those random bits of information, and the seven habits of highly dysfunctional developers.
  • Muse 233 - A review of the Analog Discovery (a USB oscilloscope), discussion about 32 bits killing off 8/16, and a great idea about managing stacks.
  • Muse 232 - Some tool suggestions, a whacky site for electronic art, info on managing stacks and a very clever approach to software engineering
  • Muse 231 - Tool suggestions, more thoughts on hardware support for software, and a description of a new interface that recognizes hand gestures. There's also some pictures and thoughts from the Computer History Museum.
  • Muse 230 - More on datasheets, Teletypes and some fun stuff.
  • Muse 229 - A rant about datahseets, more on watchdogs, and an ode to the Teletype
  • Muse 228 - Comparing the Cortex M4 and M0 and a report on Doxygen
  • Muse 227 - Contains the history of the op amp and a dive into some strange code
  • Muse 226 - Results of last issue's contest, plus a great link to EE Demographics
  • Muse 225 - How the Microprocessor has changed, along with a contest
  • Muse 224 - The Demise of Print, and responses to how hard are you working?
  • Muse 223 - The Demise of ESD and how hard are you working?
  • Muse 222 - More spirited discussion about tech magazines
  • Muse 221 - Thoughts about reading tech magazines
  • Muse 220 - More comments on Margins and Just Reset It.
  • Muse 219 - Comments on Margins and Just Reset It
  • Muse 218 - Some great tools and tips
  • Muse 217 - The origin of the word Geek and Refactoring
  • Muse 216 - big.LITTLE and some interesting sites
  • Muse 215 - Contains a great rant on C
  • Muse 214 - Talking to management and C++11
  • Muse 213 - iMSO-104 oscilloscope "plug-in" review
  • Muse 212 - Tektronix MDO4104-6 scope review
  • Muse 211 - A joke contest and NRE
  • Muse 210 - Quotes and Thoughts and some jobs
  • Muse 209 - More dumb things and backups!
  • Muse 208 - Backups!
  • Muse 207 - The dumbest things I have ever done
  • Muse 206 - Debouncing
  • Muse 205 - Local knowledge
  • Muse 204 - Consulting survey results are in
  • Muse 203 - A consulting survey and more debate
  • Muse 202 - More thought on advanced degrees
  • Muse 201 - Interesting thoughts on advanced degrees
  • Muse 200 - 200th issue!
  • Muse 199 - thoughts on free software
  • Muse 198 - More on debouncing
  • Muse 197 - Back from summer hiatus
  • Muse 196 - Honesty in Resumes
  • Muse 195 - Resume follies and superprogrammers
  • Muse 194 - Book reviews and tips from fellow engineers.
  • Muse 193 - Results of a Haiku contest and tips and tools.
  • Muse 192 - 2010 Salary Survey and the annual VDC survey.
  • Muse 191 - An interesting look at the Embedded Industry.
  • Muse 190 - Thoughts on the word "embedded,"and more on Toyota and compiler optimizations
  • Muse 189 - Toyota Brakes, Optimization and a new Paradigm
  • Muse 188 - Stop bailing, the danger of Volatile, tools, and are debuggers evil?
  • Muse 187 - Restoring from old backups, a story about EPROMs, more on corrosion, tools and tips.
  • Muse 186 - Book review, thoughts on corrosion in switches, more tools and tips.
  • Muse 185 - I'm History!, Tools and Tips, More, Better, Faster
  • Muse 184 - Tools and Tips, Book Review (Statistics in a Nutshell), Salary Survey
  • Muse 183 - Tools and Tips, Static Analysis, Optimism and Naming Conventions
  • Muse 182 - Tools and Tips, Too Much Optimism, Naming Conventions
  • Muse 181 - Tools and Tips, Book Review, Naming Conventions
  • Muse 180 - Job Hunting Article, Tools and Tips, Book Review
  • Muse 179 - Readers Respond
  • Muse 178 - Tools, Naming Conventions, and CS Education
  • Muse 177 - Multiprocessing, CS Education, Naming Conventions
  • Muse 176 - Tools, Naming Conventions, Book Review and CS Education
  • Muse 175 - Visualizing ICs, Past and Present and Responses to Computer Science Education
  • Muse 174 - Computer Science Education
  • Muse 173 - Responses to Quotes and Thoughts and Funny Datasheet
  • Muse 172 - Comments on My Microchip Comments and more on Criminal Coding
  • Muse 171 - Criminal Coding, Reuse, and Dot Com
  • Muse 170 - Reuse and Dot Com
  • Muse 169 - About Microchip, a book review, header guards and funny datasheets
  • Muse 168 - Another Book Review and More on Reuse
  • Muse 167 - Book Review and The Failure of Reuse
  • Muse 166 - MSP430 Microcontroller Basics, Coders vs. Programmers
  • Muse 165 - Inheritance, Code Inspections and Comm Monitors
  • Muse 164 - Debugging and Datasheets
  • Muse 163 - Hacking HP and More on Multicore
  • Muse 162 - A Discussion on Multicore
  • Muse 161 - Firmware's Best Practices
  • Muse 160 - Firmware - Best Practices, and VDC Survey results
  • Muse 159 - A VDC Survey, Great Engineer Responses and reasons for a valuable seminar
  • Muse 158 - Tin Whiskers and a response to Great Engineers
  • Muse 157 - Great Engineers, some history and contest results
  • Muse 156 - Low ESR Capacitor Issue and more War Stories
  • Muse 155 - A Salary Survey and another War Story
  • Muse 154 - Nuggets, a War Story and the ESD - 20 Years Old
  • Muse 153 - A Book Review (Serial Port Complete),Open Spaces, Tips
  • Muse 152 - A Book Review (A Guide For the Perplexed), Tools + Tips
  • Muse 151 - The Future of Engineering and More on Open Spaces
  • Muse 150 - A Book Review (First Break all the Rules) and Open Spaces
  • Muse 149 - Agile 2007, and Multitasking
  • Muse 148 - Secure Software
  • Muse 147 - Dependable Software and more Tools + Tips
  • Muse 146 - My Readers' Rants on Cubicles
  • Muse 145 - Security, Rant on Cubicles, and Tools + Tips
  • Muse 144 - Baudot and TTY Corrections and Bit Banging
  • Muse 143 - A Software Disaster and Embedded Linux Books
  • Muse 142 - English as a First Language, and Tools and Tips
  • Muse 141 - The Embedded World 2007, and Book Reviews
  • Muse 140 - Free Books and Tools & Tips
  • Muse 139 - Engineering as a Process and More Tool Guardians
  • Muse 138 - A salary Survey, Tool Guardians and Stack Overflows
  • Muse 137 - Book Reviews and Does Expensive = Good Quality
  • Muse 136 - Reading Code and Beautiful C++ and more on Debugging Tools
  • Muse 135 - New Kinds of Debugging Tools and Starting with the Manual
  • Muse 134 - Reading Code, Debouncing and Preserving Design Decisions
  • Muse 133 - Preserving Design Decisions
  • Muse 132 - Survey Results, More on Tools and Another Failure Story
  • Muse 131 - EDN Turns 50, The Show Myth
  • Muse 130 - Computer History and another Failure Story
  • Muse 129 - A Failure Story, Disasters and More Computer History
  • Muse 128 - Live From the ESC, Computer History and Tidbits
  • Muse 127 - Test Driven Development and Yet More on Tools
  • Muse 126 - Getting Better Firmware: A shameless Promotion
  • Muse 125 - A Book Review - How Do Computers Do Math, and Pre Cad
  • Muse 124 - Transistor-Free Computing, Firmware is Cheap and More Tools
  • Muse 123 - Tools and More Tools
  • Muse 122 - Rounding, More on Tools and Testing
  • Muse 121 - Tools and Unmaintainable Code
  • Muse 120 - Interesting Articles, Tools and Bucks not Tech
  • Muse 119 - Windows Turns 20
  • Muse 118 - More on Naming Conventions and Engineering Washouts
  • Muse 117 - Engineering Washouts and Variable Function Naming
  • Muse 116 - Shipping News and a Review: Design Warrior's Guide
  • Muse 115 - Backups and Productivity Vs Process
  • Muse 114 - More jobs
  • Muse 113 - Surviving IT Project Cancellations, Code Guardians and more
  • Muse 112 - Computer Magazines and Debouncing
  • Muse 111 - Circular Buffer and Testing, Zuse Machines and Consulting
  • Muse 110 - Thoughts on Consulting, a Circular Buffer and the Fear of Editing
  • Muse 109 - The Digital I/O Handbook and the Rabbit 3000 Microprocessor
  • Muse 108 - Survey Results, Computer History and more on Testing
  • Muse 107 - Salary Survey, Testing and Ham Radio for Dummies
  • Muse 106 - Electronica/ESC, The Deutches Museum, and more Compilers
  • Muse 105 - More on Watchdogs, Free x86 Compilers and Core Memory
  • Muse 104 - Interesting Articles and Refactoring Function
  • Muse 103 - Interesting Factoid, Note on a VCS and Strange Behavior
  • Muse 102 - Best Development Team and Codewright Replacement
  • Muse 101 - Driving a Hybrid, more on Debouncing and Elvis Explains
  • Muse 100 - Debouncing and eXtreme Programming
  • Muse 99 - Debouncing, Therac 25 revisited and eXtreme Programming
  • Muse 98 - Programming Proverbs, the eXtreme Programming Conference
  • Muse 97 - Autobauding and Musings on Debugging
  • Muse 96 - Testing and Electronic Voting
  • Muse 95 - New Video
  • Muse 94 - Feature Driven Development and Time Management Tool
  • Muse 93 - Redefining C's Operators and Notes on Spam and Viruses
  • Muse 92 - Tips on using Standard Integers in C, Bug Tracking, Scheduling
  • Muse 91 - More Endianness
  • Muse 90 - Book Reviews
  • Muse 89 - Backups and More on Watchdogs
  • Muse 88 - Toolchains Aren't Forever (Part 2)
  • Muse 87 - Toolchains Aren't Forever
  • Muse 86 - Taming C
  • Muse 85 - Solutions to Software Failure
  • Muse 84 - Software WILL Fail
  • Muse 83 - Power Problems
  • Muse 82 - Comments on Commenting
  • Muse 81 - Book Review - Peer Reviews in Software
  • Muse 80 - Fascinating Study on Redundant Code
  • Muse 79 - Hands on Courses
  • Muse 78 - ASICs and Toxic Bosses
  • Muse 77 - Micro Optical's New Product
  • Muse 76 - Job Link
  • Muse 75 - Comment on Disaster
  • Muse 74 - Systems of Units
  • Muse 73 - Resources and Links
  • Muse 72 - ESD follow-up
  • Muse 71 - Electrostatic Discharge
  • Muse 70 - Asynchronous Firmware
  • Muse 69 - Free/Cheap compiler and tool links
  • Muse 68 - Book review, and request for help in newbie resources
  • Muse 67 - A Dirty Word (again), and the Best Programming Book
  • Muse 66 - A Dirty Word, and a Cool Animation
  • Muse 65 - Hope and Despair
  • Muse 64 - An Interesting Embedded Book
  • Muse 63 - Memory Allocation in Embedded Applications
  • Muse 62 - More on FPGAs
  • Muse 61 - FPGAs
  • Muse 60 - Bad Embedded Designs
  • Muse 59 - An On-line Book, and Notes on Academia
  • Muse 58 - Embedded Design Disasters
  • Muse 57 - Thoughts on Sloppiness and AOL cds
  • Muse 56 - A Trio of Embedded Books
  • Muse 55 - More on Latency, and Tires that are Too Smart
  • Muse 54 - Interrupt Latency
  • Muse 53 - The Right Stuff - The Shuttle Software Team
  • Muse 52 - MISRA Review (Motor Industry Software Reliability Association)
  • Muse 51 - Write Only Memory Contest Results
  • Muse 50 - Failures of Embedded Systems
  • Muse 49 - Write Only Memory Contest!
  • Muse 48 - Embedded Books for Newbies
  • Muse 47 - Conspiracy Theory, part 2
  • Muse 46 - Conspiracy Theory
  • Muse 45 - Delayed Sweep
  • Muse 44 - File Format Central
  • Muse 43 - Even More Metastability
  • Muse 42 - More Metastability
  • Muse 41 - Metastability
  • Muse 40 - New Embedded Books
  • Muse 39 - Floating Point Approximations
  • Muse 38 - Embedded Systems Conference
  • Muse 37 - Book Review and Write only memory
  • Muse 36 - More jokes
  • Muse 35 - Embedded Book Review
  • Muse 34 - Programming sources on the net
  • Muse 33 - Programming sources on the net
  • Muse 32 - The trouble with open source (again!)
  • Muse 31 - The trouble with open source
  • Muse 30 - Engineering Insight
  • Muse 29 - Embedded Y2K
  • Muse 28 - Embedded Overload, and Tech Training
  • Muse 27 - Embedded Overload?
  • Muse 26 - Resources, and a Budding Programmer
  • Muse 25 - Peopleware
  • Muse 24 - E-newsletters and Decision Making
  • Muse 23 - More Hardware Helpers
  • Muse 22 - More Hardware Helpers
  • Muse 21 - Hardware Helpers
  • Muse 20 - Embedded History - Part 2
  • Muse 19 - Discipline? Bah Humbug!
  • Muse 18 - Embedded Rules of Thumb
  • Muse 17 - An Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup
  • Muse 16 - Embedded History - Part 1
  • Muse 15 - Dumb Mistakes - part 5, and Magic Delays
  • Muse 14 - Mars Pathfinder
  • Muse 13 - EC++
  • Muse 12 - Reuse? Bah Humbug!
  • Muse 11 - Dumb Mistakes and history article
  • Muse 10 - Dumb Mistakes and Windows CE
  • Muse 9 - Dumb Mistakes - part 5
  • Muse 8 - Interesting article, ESC Notes
  • Muse 7 - Dumb Mistakes - part 4
  • Muse 6 - Dumb Mistakes - part 3
  • Muse 5 - Dumb Mistakes - part 2
  • Muse 4 - Dumb Mistakes - part 1
  • Muse 3 - Mars Pathfinder
  • Muse 2 - The Engineering Mind
  • Muse 1 - Tracking Bugs
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