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|Quotes and Thoughts
Productivity can decrease by as much as 25% when workers put in 60+ hour weeks for a prolonged time. And, turnover is nearly 3x higher among workers who work extended hours. Absenteeism among companies with extended hours is more than twice the national average. (From Circadian Technologies Shiftware Practices survey)
|Tools and Tips
Please submit clever ideas or thoughts about tools, techniques and resources you love or hate. Here are the tool reviews submitted in the past.
Scott Whitney likes the LogicPort logic analyzer:
Scott's advice about getting an additional cable and grabbers is spot-on. The cheapest source for grabbers that I know of is actually Intronix themselves, where they are advertised for $1.75 each.
Chris Deckard responded to my comment about a source for mechanical parts:
|Freebies and Discounts
The LogicPort is probably the best USB-connected logic analyzer I've reviewed (review here). The hardware sparkles at 500 MHz and 34 channels, and the user interface is great. I'm giving my LogicPort away to a lucky Muse subscriber (it does not come with the grabbers). The contest closes December 31, 2015. Go here to enter. It's just a matter of filling out your email address. As always, that will be used only for the giveaway, and nothing else.
|More Quadrature Routines
The last Muse had code for debouncing quadrature data. Daniel Wisehart has an alternative:
Peter House implemented another routine in Z80 assembler:
|CAD and Privacy
Stephen Phillips replied to an article in the last Muse about CAD and Privacy:
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|Joke For The Week
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Vic Plichota sent in this which I ran last week:
Helmut Drobny suggested something similar:
And Dave Hansen wrote:
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