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One of the best books I've read lately
Robert C. Martin's book Agile Software Development Principles, Patterns, and Practices is a must read for anyone developing software. (Unless you're writing in FORTRAN or COBOL...) I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have referred back to it as I work. Unfortunately some of the work I do is maintenance of old non-OOP code so I can't use too many of the principles on those projects. The one new project I did a couple of weeks ago got the full TDD using FoxUnit. I got to write a program to mung some ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 10:13 PM

An unmarked transistor is not necessarily the right transistor
I got circuit #2 finished tonight, finally. #1 went fairly well with a minor switching of the power leads. The voltage regulator heated up pretty good but everything seems to work. #2 then went together much nicer. Too nice! (I don't know if I said or not but I'm building these for a friend that is building two tracks so I need 2 identical circuits.)I used transistors that I've had for several years. I bought one of those value packs that were all supposedly 2N2222 transistors. All were unmarked. ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 9:43 PM

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