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- Dave had alarms going off just prior to recording
- There was a post for a “Prompt Engineer” paying $335K in SF
- Who fixes things created with AI when they break? What if no one knows how it all works?
- Coaching around learning electronics
- Louis Rossman talking about rungs of the economic ladder missing
- Super Troopers
- ARM is considering changing how they charge for their IP (linking to Ray Ozzie’s LinkedIn post because it was how Chris learned about the article and because clicking through from LinkedIn actually lets you read the article, whereas direct linking doesn’t…for some reason)
Gordon Moore passed away between when we recorded and posted, otherwise we would have obviously mentioned it. We will discuss his life and legacy on the next show with the two of us.
I’ve been running two Prusa minis at school for the last two years… we run them hard, and they work great! One had a couple jams, and it took me a while to figure out how to fix it. That’s the only maintenance issue I’ve experienced. Now that printer is back online, good as new. I have students slice and print their own projects starting in second grade. Quality of prints is equivalent to our MK3s, which is also an excellent printer.
John Phillippe says
Chris – your commentary about finding a coach to learn new things resonated with me. I’ve been (trying) to navigate a similar path over the past couple of years. I graduated with a BSEE in 2002 and did integrated circuit design for 13 years. I then moved into multi-chip module design for a few years before doing more systems engineering. While doing systems engineering I quickly realized how little I knew about software and embedded software and that in order to become a better engineer I needed to learn software engineering (with an embedded focus) but where to even begin?
I found pyimagesearch.com which was really great in giving me an introduction to openCV, image processing and machine learning but it was not in depth enough for me. After about 3 months working through pyimagesearch.com’s curriculum I concluded I needed to go back to grad-school to really get what I wanted which is a deeper understanding and experience in computer science.
After researching various options I applied to the OMSCS program at Georgia Tech in the Spring of 2022 and started in the Fall of 2022. I’m currently wrapping up my second class in the program and am really loving it. It’s a fair amount of work but it’s been great to really learn new things again.
On a side note regarding your embedded linux system comment. I too was looking for a deeper understanding of how that all works and after searching high and low I ultimately found the class: “Embedded Linux Step by Step Using Beaglebone Black” on Udemy. It really filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge and will teach you how to compile a full embedded linux system and then flash it onto the beaglebone board. It’s a little old but the basics still hold IMO.
I’d be happy to chat if you want more info on any of these topics. Best of luck!