Well, another semester has arrived. I’m pretty excited for my digital circuits lab because I finally get to figure out how to use FPGAs. To be honest, at this point, I don’t know much about them but hear EEs talking constantly about FPGAs and I’d love to have something intelligent to say.
I also accomplished a big feat this week. My old TI-89 calculator from high school (10+ years old) died. I ordered a nice set of torx screwdrivers and dissected the thing. In the process, I managed to spill all the buttons everywhere. I took everything apart, cleaned out the dust, prodded and poked at some parts and then decided to put it back together so I didn’t lose any parts. Lo and behold, it worked! I’m pretty sure my genius engineering was just getting rid of the dust, but hey, I fixed something!