Ah, The Good Old Days…

TTL data book

Anybody remember these? Anyone else use wire as bookmarks? Back in the day (when low-power Schottky was actually low power) one of these were worth their weight in gold. For the longest time I was stuck sharing a very worn one (no cover, lots of missing pages, etc) with a group of other people until I saved up enough to get my own.

With the internet, looking up a datasheet is easier and faster than with this old book, and I’ve been tempted to throw it out a couple of times… but last night I was stuck on a problem and found myself leafing through it for ideas. I’m glad I kept it!

Let’s Do This!

I’ve been hemming and hawing about whether I should start this blog for a while now, but after a conversation I had last week (with my doctor, of all people), I finally decided to take the plunge.

I’m not sure what this site will end up looking like. It’s probably going to be something like an “everything” page, where I jot down a whole bunch of different things. I’m not setting any schedules or anything like that, so who knows – I may post once every couple of weeks or six times a day. Or somewhere in between.

Let’s see what happens!