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By royal appointment

By royal appointment

Like many people, I have become very interested in my family background and have begun to do some genealogy. I…

Assembly language is always smallest/fastest – not!

Assembly language is always smallest/fastest – not!

It would seem intuitive that writing in assembly language is the best possible option if you want the most optimal…

Exhibitionism

Exhibitionism

When my mind is not on embedded software, I have various other interests and one, which has given me a…

Would you buy a TCP/IP stack from me?

Would you buy a TCP/IP stack from me?

I will be straight with you. I am not a networking specialist. I look at the long list of protocols…

Linux in the embedded world

Linux in the embedded world

It used to be simple. There were desktop operating systems – like Windows and UNIX – and real time operating…

How much of  a geek am I?

How much of a geek am I?

A couple of weeks ago I had a bit of a disaster. I was hiking with some friends on Dartmoor…

Why medical systems need WiFi

Why medical systems need WiFi

We have a great many customers who are in the business of making medical equipment and instrumentation. Given the enormous…

Boldly splitting infinitives

Boldly splitting infinitives

Sometimes I will go off-topic in this blog and talk about other things that on are on my mind ……

ESC Silicon Valley 2009: The Fashion Parade

ESC Silicon Valley 2009: The Fashion Parade

The Embedded Systems Conference in California is undoubtedly the #1 event in the embedded software world each year. I am…