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New Theme (for real this time)

Hey everyone,

I took the time this Thanksgiving to give my artistic skills a shot (and my pathetic attempts at modifying WordPress templates…PHP and HTML are not my forte). If you happen to read this post and you have any thoughts on my new blog of a picture at the top, I would really appreciate it. I got the idea for the blurry circuit from a great new book I’m reading “Analog Circuits — World Class Designs”, edited by Bob Pease. I’m only just starting the book, but enjoyed the simplified model of slew rate in an op amp and thought it would look cool on the top of the page. If you have any other thoughts or additions you think I should make to the site, please leave them in the comments. Thanks!


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By Chris Gammell

Chris Gammell is an engineer who talks more than most other engineers. He also writes, makes videos and a couple podcasts. While analog electronics happen to be his primary interests, he also dablles in FPGAs and system level design.

4 replies on “New Theme (for real this time)”

I like the graphics. Definitely adds to the image. What is the circuit, though? I’m curious. 🙂

The one thing that surprised me is that you added renewable energy. I know you’ve been writing a lot about that lately, but do you honestly think that’s going to be a major, long-term theme of your blog? If not, I’d think about taking it out of your title. (Although you don’t have to remove the relevant graphics.) If so, I’ll be curious to read what you come up with.


PS – My husband said the caps in your graphic look like cheap ones. 😉 Through-hole…must you?

I like the pics, the circuit diagram may as well be a poem in Sanskrit since it doesn’t make any sense to me, but that’s because I’m clueless.

also, with the capacitors, they might be kindof old school with the through-hole design, but modern surface mount capacitors look like… well… nothing, they’re just little tiny boxes with a minute bit of solder on each end. I would even be game for one of the old Edison-style carbon filament lightbulbs just to give it that extra analog nostalgia.

Sorry I haven’t been commenting much lately, I have been crazy busy!

I’m diggin that Op-Amp picture you got there. Is that a 741 8pin? Those things are THE SHIT!

Okay, just kidding. I mean, they’re fine and all, but I don’t know anything about them except the pin numberings. Oh yeah.

[…] Holidays have been used in the past to paste some pictures together for my background image. This time it was a change of role as well. As I’ve once stated, I don’t really like the “sustainability” title on things. It’s much too management whereas I like focusing on engineering. So I stuck to the “renewable energy” stuff, or so I said. In the meantime I’ve realized that I really don’t write about renewable energy anymore. It turned out it WAS a passing phase for me, as Cherish from “Faraday’s Cage is where you put Schroedinger’s Cat” once said in the comments of a post. […]

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