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As big as…space

As big as…space

Posted by Chris Gammell on Apr 28, 2014

Last week on my electronics podcast, The Amp Hour, I did something uncharacteristic: I mentioned where I’m working, while I’m working there. Normally I don’t talk about my place of employment until after I have left, which has always served me well....

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Don’t Wait For Permission

Don’t Wait For Permission

Posted by Chris Gammell on Apr 23, 2014

I have corresponded with a international student for a few years now. I honestly can’t even remember how we met online and it doesn’t matter. He showed interest in my work and we started talking and have continued as he has graduated from US university and...

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I’m in the knowledge business, not the hardware business

I’m in the knowledge business, not the hardware business

Posted by Chris Gammell on Mar 4, 2014

I’m paying way too much to get PCBs made. How do I know this? I’ve done it before. I know how many boards I’m making (quite a few!). I know the costs. I know the tradeoffs. And not only that, I’ve gotten quotes from China. I’ve seen how...

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First Day Rejection

First Day Rejection

Posted by Chris Gammell on Feb 17, 2014

Well, it’s my first day out on my own and I have already had a rejection. Whee! In reality, it was a contract job that I bid on without too much expectation of getting the work. I definitely was not counting on this work as part of my survival in my new jump to...

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I Quit My Job To Teach People About Hardware

I Quit My Job To Teach People About Hardware

Posted by Chris Gammell on Feb 12, 2014

This topic was discussed in greater detail in Episode 184 of to The Amp Hour. This article is more about the personal feelings that have accompanied this (ongoing) transition. Starting Friday, for the first time in my adult life I will be without a job; at least a job...

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On Education

On Education

Posted by Chris Gammell on Dec 28, 2013

I’ve been sour on education lately. Given my entry into the field, I felt it prudent to explain myself. In general, I’ve been well served by my own education. I went to a great public school system where I grew up and I went to Case Western Reserve...

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