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My interests revolve around designing and building systems, particularly communications systems (hardware, software, protocols) and VLSI/ASICs/FPGAs.

In a former life I was an FPGA and embedded systems engineer, working on bringing up custom PCBs from initial board testing (voltages, PCB traces) to application level software development. I now work on large-scale communications systems.

Lately I've been tinkering in Linux and UNIX kernel development, low-level TCP/IP, Erlang/OTP, C++11, and wireless mesh networks (e.g. ZigBee). And I always have an itch to start writing some Verilog/VHDL.

At the end of the day I just enjoy making things.


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comment Disabling built-in speaker in Linux
It is what I ended up doing. My SysAdmin told me to do it too! :) I think he just didn't want to deal with me.
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Thanks! I have and will continue to complain to the admins. They think 10G for the root partition is plenty...never mind how often I have to clean up all of the corporate logging crap in /var....
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